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The Ledge Sep 30, 1897

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 //��l/^^^ ^s&s^^  Volume IV.   No. 53.  NEW DENVER, B. C, SEPTEMBER 30, 1897.  Price, $2 00 Year  M'SftVeKori a Hot Town-  their differences.  Hamilton had his  stopping   certain  Constable Alexander G. Hamilton, of  Silverton, late of Sandon, is in a peck of  trouble; the citizens of Silverton are on  the verge of nervous prostration from  the exciting experience they have just  undergone; and the calm, complacent  and awfully docile editor of the Silverton  Silvertonian is on a fair road to fame  and fortune, haying been arrested for  criminally libeling an officer of the law,  Mr. Alexander G. Hamilton.  The commencement of the trouble that  all this is the outcome dates with Hamilton's arrival at Silverton from Sandon.  For one reason and another the officer  and the citizens   could not harmonize  It  is   alleged that  favorites, and while  unlawful    games in  some hotels, would allow others to conduct them; in short, it is alleged that  the officer has watched closely the in-  c   terests of those holding out the big mit.  The   first   outbreak  of   the   trouble  occurred when, without any authority,  some parties from parts unknown,  reopened the Hotel Silverton and began  disposing of whatever liquors could be  ;   found on the premises without a license.  >" On Tuesday evening of last week a dance  was announced to be held in the dining  room of the hotel and-preparations on  a grand scale were going forward when  Constable Hamilton, armed with a complaint sworn out by Al Ashton, appeared  and the dancing stopped.     Ashton accompanied Hamilton and on  arrival at  the hotel stepped into the   room with  him.   Hamilton said,  "Boys,   I place  you under arrest," and turning to Ashton, added, "and here's the man responsible for it."    With this he left the hotel  closing the door after him and leaving  Ashton behind to receive the abuse of  the sports.   No arrests were made and  the whiskey sellers were allowed to leave  Silverton openly the following morning.  Upon Ashton remonstrating with  Hamilton about this he was told that he  had 24 hours in which to leave Silverton.  When this became known the citizens  generally took a hand and things were  made warm for Hamilton. The local  paper took the matter up and roasted  the officer to a scientific turn. On Sunday Hamilton, armed with a warrant  sworn out before W. Hunter, J. P., arrested Cameron and Ashton on a charge  of criminal libel and marched them off  to the jail. They were shackeled to the  floor until released on bonds given in  the jail by Hamilton himself.  The case against Cameron and Ashton  was called for preliminary hearing on  Monday but was postponed one week.  When Cameron was released he at  once swore out a complaint against  Hamilton charging him with misconduct  in the discharge of his duties as an officer.  The facts were telegraphed to Nelson  and on Tuesday Gold Commissioner  0. G. Dennis, accompanied by Clerk  Keene of Kaslo, came to New Denver to  hear the testimony in the case. The  case was called at 8 o'clock the same  evening.  .   The court room was crowded when the  case was called.    R. B. Kerr appeared  for the prosecution and Officer Hamilton  appeared  for himself.     Jas.   Cameron  was first called.    He. testified to having  been  arrested   Sunday   by Hamilton;  was taken to the lock-up and shackeled  by one leg to  the   floor,  Hamilton remarking that as he (Cameron) had used  him without gloves he (Hamilton) would  use him the same.   On the way to the  lock-up they met Justice of the Peace  Hunter to whom Cameron appealed to  be allowed to give bail.     Mr.  Hunter  told Hamilton to release Cameron without bail, as there was do danger of him  skipping out.    Hamilton said" that was  optional with him, and marched him off  to the lock-up.    Arriving there he was  shackled as before   stated.     He found  Ashton already there, also shackeled.  The matter of bail came up, and Hamilton said he did not do that work for  nothing. He was informed that he was  not expected to. Thereupon Hamilton  proceeded to make out the bail bond,  accepting Jas. Bowes and John Popham  as sureties in the sum of $500, and when  this was done he turned Cameron loose.  Ashton also asked to be liberated on  bail, but Hamilton replied, " You're the  biggest liar of the two andl'll hold you."  Later he relaxed and accepted bonds in  the same amount, with the understanding that he was to receive $2 for so doing  the said amount to be paid the following  morning at 9 o'clock when Ashton was  to be delivered into court.  The testimony of Ashton was about  the same as   that   of  Cameron,  there  being no material variance ;pn any important point. y:  Shortly after 9 o'clock the court ad  journed till 11 a. m. Wednesday, when  as per order of the court, Hamilton produced the warrants on which he arrested Cameron and. Ashton.  When the case was called Wednesday  morning the evidence produced was of  little moment. The decision of the  court was that the evidence was insufficient to hold Hamilton to answer  the charge.  After the case was dismissed the  following colloquy took place between  Judge Dennis and Officer Hamilton:  "Sir, you will be suspended awaiting  action at headquarters."  "I don't want to be suspended."  for 25 feet and shows up better with each  foot of development. The ore is of the  same nature as that found in other places  on the property, a fine grained galena  running from 200 to 250 ozs. silver and  60 per cent. lead. At present only four  men, under foreman Gillis, are engaged  on the property, but it is the intention  to add materially to this force very  shortly. The construction of a new ore  house is also planned for before snowfall, and the ore taken out will be sacked  ready for shipment as the work progresses. There is now at the mine a  car load of ore sacked, but none will be  sent down till it can be rawinded to the  wagon road, a distance of two miles. The  Surprise is one of the highest altitudes  at which work is being done in the Slocan, over 8,000 feet above sea-level.  and Sailor's Hornpipe, in costume,  danced by Alex. Beaton, the champion  Scotch dancer of the Pacific slope. The  supper at the Leland House Avas all  that could be desired, and the lecture  by J. H. Falconer, D. S. C. Ranger,  brought many converts to the order of  Forestry.      "  GENKBAI, FLOAT.  W. S.Drewry, Kaslo, has four men  at work on his claim, the Gentle Annie,  at Bear Lake.  A recent assay for gold from the  quartz ledge on Mr, Watelet's claim on  Bugaboo  ��asi Canaan N$Ws��  ��������-���S"-<S>  Septal  iS*-<s--<s>  The Canadian Cotton Mills have de-   to   explore the Michipicoten country.  showed a value of ��21.-  "Then you are discharged."  "1 would rather resign than be discharged."  "Verywell, you may resign; I accept  your resignation."  NEW DENVER ELECTRIC LIGHT CO.  DROWNING     ACCIDENT     ON    KOOTENAY   LAKE.  In the Hands   of 0.   D.   McDonald   it is  a Successful and Worthy Enterprise.  Early in the spring a man by the  name of Stuart found his way to New  Denver. He represented himself to be  the agent for the Johnston Electrical  Co., of Toronto, and wanted to interest  the moneyed men of New Denver in an  electric light company, he having a  plant somewhere between the Toronto  house and this place. He was partly  successful, insofar as to get support  enough to get the plant installed here,  the town partly wired and lights in a  number of the"business houses.  The plant was in good condition and  it looked as if the town would have a  good system of electric lights, but it  was soon discovered that the wind connected with the concern and the electric  current would not harmonize, and after  repeated efforts to get the machinery in  running order, Stuart disappeared and  the plant was idle for some time.  A few weeks ago J.  D.  McDonald,  a  man  of  experience,   inspected the  plant and submitted a proposition to the  Toronto   firm offering to lease  it for  three years with the privilege of buying.  His proposition was accepted and he  proceeded to business.    The plant was  taken down and set up on   the lake  shore.   Concrete beds were laid for all  the  machinery, the services of Wm.  Turner, son of Judge Turner of Spokane, were secured as electrician, and  Engineer Frank McMallis, an old C. P.  R. engineer, was employed;    A substantial power house was erected and  in a short time the plant was in working  order.     Tests were  made three  nights and little defects repaired, since  which time it has   been   run nightly  without a bobble, and the whole plant  is working as smoothly as machinery  can run.  Up to the present time only one  dynamo has been working, but the demand for lights compels the use of two  and commencing with Monday night  both dynamoes will be running". The  capacity of the plant in 500 16-candle-  power lights. At present 300 are  served.  Mr. McDonald has rented an  office  On  Sunday afternoon  at about 1:30  John   Snellneth,   Wm.   Johnston   and  Charles Strom rented a boat from Cockle  Bros, boat house in Kaslo to go for a row  on the lake.   After cruising around the  bay for  an   hour or two, visiting the  mineral spring, saw mill,  sampler, etc.,  they started to return to the boat house,  but changed their minds and proceeded  out into tlie lake, intending, apparently,  to cross to the other side.   A violent  wind was blowing at the time and when  about half way across , two were noticed  arise in the boat to pass, one to relieve  the other at the oars,  when the boat  suddenly   capsized.     Chas.  Strom and  John Snellneth sank almost immediately, but Win. Johnston, who had his coat  off at the time, was seen struggling in  the water for sometime and holding onto  th�� boat.   A number of parties staited  immediately   to their   aid,   but before  they got there the man struggling in the  icy, water was seized with cramps, threw  up his hands and sank.   The rescuer'"  proceeded to the scene of the catastrophe  and picked up all three men's hats, the  boat and Wm. Johnston's, coat.   After  sinking the unfortunate men never arose  to the surface and no trace of them was  found other than  those picked up by  the rescue parties, although dragging for  the bodies was carried on all day Monday.  John   Snellneth   and Wm. Johnston  were    about    28     and    30    years   of  age respectively, both natives of Sweden  but for a  long   time residents of this  country.   Chas. Strom   was also abont  the same age as the others.   Wm. Johnstone was a carpenter by trade and for  some time past has been engaged on the  Pilot Bay concentrator in the employ of  Thos.   Mitchell.    John Snellneth   and  Chas. Strom were both miners and have  been   working  at the Noble Five for  some months- past.   All were   steady,  iutelligent  men,   held  in   the highest  esteem by their friends and comrades,  and no doubt the news of their death  will come to many as a great shock.   It  was their intention to attend the Spokane Fruit Fair, and it is said that at  the time of the sad fatality that among  the party they had over $1,700 on their  clothes.   Efforts are being made by the  authorities to communicate with then-  relations in the old country.   The bodies  of Johnston arid Snellneth were found  on Tuesday in 30 fathoms of water.  creek  20 gold per ton.  A laundry is under construction on  the ���wagon road in the Washington  basin and a hotel is to follow as soon as  a license can be obtained.  On the American Boy ten men are  working on a foot of clean ore and carbonates of a high grade. A car a week  is being sent down the hill.  Mr, H. K. Walton, assayer, late of  Fort Steele, has established an assay-  office in Golden, and is prepared to  make reliable assays of all kinds of ore.  Mr. Deane has been awarded the  contract for 50 feet of shafting and 130  feet of tunnel work on the Standby and  Maud S., owned by Stracey and Joliffe.  A K. & S. station agent has been appointed at McGuigan. A telegraph  office will be put in as soon.as the present pressure of business is relieved by  the Slocan road line.  Prof. Hardman arrived in Golden on  Monday and proceeded to the McMurdo  district to make an examination of the  International group of claims. He was  accompanied by Mr. B. J. Tounsend.  Ten pack horses are busy bringing  down ore from the Red Fox'claim. At  present the working force is small as  accommodations are not yet provided  for a larger force. Bunk and ore  houses are to be built in the near future.'  On Wednesday the Bald Mountain  Mining Co. shipped to Vancouver, a  sample ton of free milling ore from their  claims on Bald mountain, near Donald,  for the purpose of having a mill test  made. The company intend to lose no  time in finding out the exact value of  the large vein recently struck.  It is probable that at an early date a  wagon road will be constructed from  Bear creek station into the McMurdo  ���district. The distance from Carbonate  to Prairie mountain is said to be 42 miles  while the distance from Bear creek to  the same place is not more than 14 miles.  Such a road would be of immense benefit to a very large section of the McMurdo  district.  cided to sell their products direct to the  trade instead of through an agent as  formerly.  The "Crime of Lynching " will be one  of the subjects which will come up at  the meeting in Toronto of the World's  W.C.T.U.  Dame Rumor says that the Minister  of Justice, Sir Oliver Mowat, is packing  his Saratoga preparatory to leaving  politics forever.  Mr. Sifton, the Minister of Interior,  will start in a few days on his tour of  investigation to the Yukon. He expects  to be away two months.  The sale of the Jubilee stamps is expected to bring a profit of a quarter of a  million dollars to the Postoffice Department. The plates have been destrov-  ed.  The sporting* season is on, but, owing  to the heavy rains, the foliage is so  dense as to make shooting "difficult.  Quail, partridge and snipe are very  numerous.  Arrangements are being made by the  MacKenzie River & Klondike Exploration Company, of Hamilton, to organize  an expedition to go to the Yukon gold  fields next spring.  Promising reports are being received  from the gold mines at North Hastings.  The yield at the Canadian Gold Fields  Company's works is said to range from  $3,000 to $5,000 per week. -..-,  South March, a small village about  twelve- miles from Ottawa, was almost  entirely destroyed bv fire on Mondav.  The loss is between $10,000 and $50,000.  with about $5,000 insurance.  Chancellor Boyd's son, Mr. David  Boyd, of Toronto, has received the appointment of Inspector of Mines for the  Michipicoten gold fields, and left this  week for his new field of labor.  Stock of this company is selling at 15  cents per share, and "will be raised to  par  on the 23rd inst.  Private Stewart, of the 48th Highlanders. Toronto, who won the Empire  prize in the great bayonet contest, as  well as several other prizes in different  trials of skill, held *in June last at  Islington, England, at the Queen's Jubilee festivities, has returned home with  his bride.  Prospectors returning from the Lake  Wawagold fields say mat the Mackey-  Dickinson claims is being guarded day  and night by men armed with shotguns,  and no one is allowed to trespass. Mr.  Mackey says that his company will soon  put up a stamp mill to crush the puartz.  He believes that the vein will be the  richest ever struck in Canada.  Michipicoten Village,which has lately,  been made so famous through the discovery ��������� of "free-milling g<��d in that  district, presents almost the same appearance as it did 80 or 100 years ago,  when it was first made a post of tlie  Hudson's Bay Company. It is situated  on Michipicoten river, about two miles  from the north shore of Lake Superior,  and is easilv accessible.  AN   IMPORTANT   SUIT.  hand   a large  for  residence,  and supply room in the Bolander block,  where he will keep on  assortment of supplies  business-house and street lighting.  The all-night rate per 16-candle  power light is $.1.05 per month; business  house, SI.50; residence, $1.25. Lights  of 10-candle power, expressly for home  use, are furnished at $1.00 per month.  AJAX   FRACTION.  W. W. Warner, who opened up the  Ajax, is now at work developing the  Ajax   Fraction   for Braden Bros.   The  ledge wliich is 30 feet wide shows up all  across the claim, and has been stripped  for about 100 feet. On the surface the  ore showing is not over two inches wide  but is continuous wherever the ledge has  been stripped, and from a shaft which  has been snnk on the vein for 16 feet  seven tons of high grade ore have been  taken. A 30-foot cross-cut is now being  run to tap the ledge lower down. On  the surface the ore is a coarse cube  galena, but at the bottom of the shaft  eight inches of a beautiful fine-grained  galena assaying 210 ozs. and (i0 per cent,  is shown.   RICH   STRIKE   ON    THE    SURPRISE,  It is said that one of the prominent  mines in the Slocan will enter suit  against a United States smelter to recover the amount of duty charged them  on lead. The mine owners claim that  the smelter did not pay the duty as the  ore was smelted under bond and shipped  out of the country. The refusal of the  smelter people to show a receipt from  the government for duty paid on the  lead is the cause of the suit being entered.  TOUGH   WHISKEY.  The Northern Belle No. 2, made its  first shipment of the season on Saturday. A car load of very fine looking  ore, running 150 ozs. and 60 per cent.,  was :sent to the Kootenay Ore Co.'s  sampler. Regular shipments of ore  taken out in development will follow*.  The men are now at work on the pro  pertv which is showing up remarkably  Ed. Murphy is superintendent.  A Burton City hotel was selling some  whiskey a1 short time that would paralyze even an old citizen of Victoria. It  was made of carbolic acid, fusil oil and  other ingredients. When it got low in  the barrel the effect was noticeable on  the patrons of the house. 'Some of the  citizens got snakes in their boots, while  one of the hotel-keepers went crazy  through it, jumped in the river, stabbed  himself and done other things in keeping with the kind of a jag he had on.  No wonder Burton City has a reputation  of being the toughest camp in British  Columbia.  Messrs. J. Adler and G. Upton paid a  visit to Vermont creek last week to obtain further samples of the copper ore  foud on the five claims located on the  divide between Vermont creek and Copper creek by Tip Johnson and Mr.  Upton. The samples brought in by  them are from the surface and are  magnificent samples of copper pyrites.  There is an immense showing on all five  claims.  Messrs. Lee and Kinnisten of the Bald  Mountain Co. have been at Donald during the past week making arrangements  for the shipment of a ton of ore to the  sampling works in order to have a  thorough test made of tlie quartz found  in the tunnel. If the result proves satisfactory, machinery will at once be  procured with a view to the working  the mines. As the ore is free milling,  it will   be treated right at the mine,  where all necessary  procured.  water power can be  A    MERRY    EVENT.  At the Leland House, in Nakusp, last  Mr. P. Wateletcame down on Monday  from his claim at the head of Bug'aboo  creek, bringing with him a ton of ore  from the Surprise claim. This has been  shipped to the smelter at Everett, Wash.  If this sample shipment gives satisfactory returns it is the intention.of the  syndicate to begin at once the construction of a sleigh road from tlie Columbia  river to the head of Bugaboo creek and  ship out the ore with teams during the  winter months. Mr. Watelet goes to  Everett to see to the proper sampling of  the ore.  The magnetic iron sand from Toronto  Island has been tested by Mr. Arch.  Blue, and declared to be "of no value  commercially,as there is not a sufficient  amount of iron in the sand to make it  valuable.  A quantity of American tobacco, belonging to' a prominent citizen of  Wolford township, which was being  smuggled into the country, was seized  this week b}r Customs Officers Stayner,  of Brockville, Ont.  Word has been received at the Agricultural Department, Ottawa, that the  shipment of apples in cold storage on  the steamship Kastalia, arrived in fine  condition at Glasgow, and brought the  shipper a good profit.  A large party of young men just  arrived at Montreal from England, have  gone on to the Crow's Nest Pass. They  appeared to be in very good circumstances, and none of them were more  than 22 or 23 years of age.  The first prize in the great R. Q. T.  National Road-Race, held at Toronto,  was won by Harold Johnson, of the  Excelsior Bicycle Club on that city.  Fred. Graves,"of St Catherines, won the  time prize, and both boys received  $500 pianos.  A new company called the Crow's  Nest Pass Coal Company is about to be  incorporated with a capitalization of  $100,000. An extensive business will  be carried on in the coal lands in tlie  Crows Nest Pass, and also in other  Canadian fields.  Speaking of the Kootenav gold fields  Captain Lee, of 11. M. College, Kingston, says : "Both the gold and silver  mining industries have there settled  down to a permanent paying basis, and  I. know of no field moro'promising for  the prudent capitalist."  Albert Mason, a farmer, 2G vears of  age, shot himself through the head, at  his home in L'Amaroux, a hamlet eight  miles from Markham, Ont. He left a  note bidding his family farewell and  telling them not to grieve -"as lie was  better out of this world."  Mr. J. K. Kerr, Q.C.. of Toronto, and  Mr. Geo. Casey, M.P., are trying to organize a military company to be composed of present or former volunteers to  go to the Klondike in the interests of  the Klondike Gold Mining Co., and  have laid their proposal before ..Mr.  Sifton at Ottawa. The government  will be asked to equip them as they  would any other volunteer corps.  A report is being circulated that the  Peterson's contract for the line of fast  Atlantic steamers has been tranferred  to other parties. Lord Mount Royal  says that from the latest news he has  received there is no truth in such a report, and he is confident that Mr. Patterson will carry out his undertaking-  to the end, and" that the fast steamers  will be in readiness for the season of  1898.  Constable Wm. Martin while fishing  in the River St. Lawrence near the La-  chine Eapids, last Sunday,was horrified  at seeing a small sail boat with three  occupants dashing down the rapids to  almost certain death. He watched the  frail barque as it crashed upon the  rocks, upsetting its crew, then with a  total disregard for his own safety he  swung his boat ont into the torrent and  succeeded with difficulty in rescuing  two of the men. Joseph Tessier and  Chas. Ball. The other man, Antoine  Lussier, was almost instantly killed by  being dashed upon a rock.  Captain Lee, of the Royal Military  College, Kingston, has returned from a  trip to the Klondike, and says: "The  scene at the White Pass is one of unexampled horror. Suicides are frequent,  and there is more human misery to the  square inch on the Skagway trail than  to the cubic mile in most.other portions  of the earth." He strongly condemns  the outfitters, transportation companies  and the press of the Pacific Coast, who  are pushing the boom along regardless  of the truth or the consequences, His  advice to those who contemplate going-  is to "stay at home."  COPPER    COINAGE    IN    B. C.  The introduction of copper  in B. C. by theC. P. R. has led to several interesting articles in the eastern  press. Here is an interesting extract ;  In the historic boom days^li Winnipeg-  Friday evening was a  large gathering  A very rich strike of high grade ore  was made last week on the Surprise  mine. In following the vein on the north  drift from the No. 1 tunnel the miners  broke into a 12 inch chute of clean ore,  wliich has been followed along the vein  of citizens, who participated in the  pleasures of a social and dance given  by the applicants for the Court of I. O.  F.'s to be established in that town this  week. The dance was held in the hall  of the Abriel Block,a building just completed by that believer in Nakusp's  future, Thomas Abriel. Brother McMillan acted as master of ceremonies  while Knapp & McDougald furnished  the music. One of the best ; features  of the evening" was the Highland Fling  A new ledge with high grade ore  was found on Native Silver Bell while  cross-cutting for the No. 1 ledge, on  which the work has so far been done.  The new find is an ore chute a foot  wide, showing ruby silver giving assays  away up in the thousands. Tlie property adjoins the Goodenough, but  Manager Sweeney says it is an entirely  new strike. At present no facilities for  handling the ore have been provided  but ore houses are to be built immediately, when more men will be added  and ore taken out for shipment. Tlie  cross-cut is being pushed vigorously to  tap the No. 1 ledge.  The convicts at the St. Vincent de  Paul penitentiary, Montreal, are.still in  a fractious mood, and persist in clamoring for their tobacco, which has been  cut off by order of Sir Oliver Mowat.  The regular guards have been reinforced by Dominion Policemen.  The party of Hamiltonians who set  out for tin; Klondike some time ago  have met with many disasters, and are  coming home, having lost one of their  party. W. T. Paterson, bv drowning at  theCrandRapids in the Athabasca, river.  They also lost all their supplies.  The British-American Prospecting- &  Development Co. have sent a well-  equipped party of young men from  Toronto under charge of Captain Curric  the boomsters used no.'" '-i^ller coins  than 25-cent pieces, t > lining all  smaller tokens as "chick pi." Later  on many of them  were J to scrape  together   what   pennie f.y    could.  Such differences amy . /'between  different parts of this VDominion  that while with most V1 eastern  Canada gold coins an ^>*"\} in British Columbia it is copr^sr*"^ that arc  scarce.   In fact  "coppv <��� is to  say,  one-cent   coins,  an -e in  Vancouver, that the. C.I'.h. nt a  supply to the telegraph office , in  order that exact change may be, ...ade.  The Vancouver papers, commenting on  this'novelty, say that it is hardly likely  that'-coppers" will come i^to general  circulation out there.    Here "in the east  wc are not so lavish as they are out on  the -'Gold Coast," and  the'-.suggestion  has   lately   been   made   that half-cent  Canadian coins  should be minted and  put into circulation.    It  is  said in support of the suggestion  that there are  articles commercially  worth  no  more,  than half a cent, of which a person may  want to buy only  one. and also that iii  the case of artices which an' -'two for a  quarter"' or  12".   cents  each, the  longstanding question  of  who is entitled to  the odd half-cent   will   ,e done;a\vay  with forever. ')  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., SEPTEMBER 30, 1897.  Fourth Year  RACK    FROM    THE    KLONDIKE.  If you're wakiny, call me early; call me early,  mother dear."  For there are hundreds out of work, and jobs are  scarce, I hear;  Tomorrow.! must hustle round and try aud get  a sit.  '  '���   '���      ���    ���  Any old place will do, mother, so I can capture it.  mother: no sinecure  toil for only ten  and I've seen it  before  I don't want waut any snap.  I seek:  From morn till night I'll gladly  a week.  I've had my dream of riches  fade aiva'v  Like the morning mists in summer-time  the bright sun's ray.  I thought to come home rich, mother; I thought  I'd make a strike  When I left home a year ago and journeyed to  Klondike :  In dreams I saw myself, mother, with bags and  bags of gold���  Instead, I've got a hard hick tale���the hardest  ever told.  My clothes are all worn out, mother;  they're  little else than rags,  From a sartorial point of view I would be classed  with vags;  I need a hair cut and shampeo, I'm dying for a  shave,  And, oh, to have a bath once more and lave and  lave and lave.  discoveries challenge the attention of  world. Meanwhile, quietly and unostentatiously, we are pumping up petroleum from 10,000 wells in Lambton and  Bothwell, salt .on the borders of Lake  Huron, and natural gas in Essex and  Welland. We have within Canada  valuable forests, extensive fisheries,  fertile lands, and enormous mineral deposits, in fact everything* which contributes to the material wealth of the  people. Of the country, the resources  of which have by our large expenditures been brought within reach of industry, we are all proud. It is a  contribution to the greatness of our  Empire.. What it needs is more men  to take advantage of its wealth, and  these will surely come as'its capabilities  are made known.���Toronto Mail.  DISCOVERIES    MADE   BY    ACCIDENT  I'm f  lad to  I sur-  I'm glad to be back home, mother  be alive;  I wonder now, as back I look, how ever  vived.  This digging gold is hades; I've had enough of it:  Any old job will do me now, so it's a steady -'sit.'1  SIR   GEORGE   SCOTT-ROHINSON.  Of all the visiting ^members of the  British Association* no one has received  more general or farorablemention than  Sir George Scott-Robinson, the hero of  Chitral. A traveller, explorer, soldier  and scholar, a man of striking appearance and strong personality and withal  one inclined with that democratic spirit  which comes so natural to such a man  of the world, this member of the English  nobility is certainly a man worthy of  attention.  In conversation with a Ledge representative, and in answer to the old  sterotyped query which 'every stranger  has to"go against so often, he answered  in the most affable manner.  "What are my impressions of the  Kootenay? Well, in the first place, to  speak candidly, it is all very much of a  surprise to me". It is only within the  last few davs that Canada's greatness  has dawned on me, and of the Kootenay  I know almost nothing, hardly heard  the name, in fact, until our party arrived here and we found ourselves in the  midst of what seems to me the richest  mining* district on earth.   You know.  suppose, that we have paid visits to  I  a  number of the great mines, the Whitewater, Payne, Noble Five, etc. They  are wonderful, simply wonderful! And  the ride in the Noble Five tram bucket;  it was grand. The scenery is something magnificent. To compare it with  the far-fained scenic grandeur of Italy or  Switzerland would be doing it an injustice.   It is simply unrivalled.  ���'Will I be likely to re-visit to Kootenay? Most decidedly. You know I  left'the rest of the party on Thursday  and have come back by" Kaslo in order  to see more of your country. I will go  by way of Spokane to Vancouver and  Victoria. Oh ! yes. I. will see more of  this great Canadian Domain,will return  next year and will visit the Kootenay  again."  Of his personal history or adventures  Sir George,with becoming modesty, had  little to say, but regarding the situation  in India, when the reporter pleaded entire ignorance of the whole subject he  offered a terse and concise account  wheih in a few words simply meant this:  That the provinces with which the Indian government is at present having"  the trouble are not, literally speaking,  considered dependencies of "the British  Crown. Practically they are free.  They have their own kings or rajahs  and'their own forms of government.  With these people the Indian government had made bargains regarding* the  right of way to travel through certain  passes, essential in carrying on trade  with other tribesmen who lived in the  mountain fastnesses. Some of the native princes, with that restlessness for  which they are characteristic, became  jealous of the success of the traders.who  by-the-way were for the most part  natives, and undertook to extort other  exorbitant fees which the traders ignored, and as a consequence trouble followed. To add to this the priests, ever  watchful for a chance to avenge themselves on the -English, whom they con-  Valuable discoveries have been made  and valuable inventions suggested by  the veriest accident.  Tlie swaying to and fro of a chandelier  in a cathedral" suggested to Galileo the  application of the pendulum.  Mezzotinto owed its invention to the  simple accident of the gun-barrel of a  sentry becoming rusted with dew.  An alchemist while seeking to discover  a mixture of earths that would make the  most durable crucibles, one day found  that he had made porcelain.  The power of lenses, as applied to the  telescope, was discovered by a watchmaker's apprentice. While holding  spectacles glasses between his thumb  and finger, he was startled by the suddenly enlarged iappearance of a neighboring church spire.  The process of whitening sugar was  discovered in a curious way. A hen that  had gone through a clay puddle went  with her muddy feet into a sugar house.  It was noticed that wherever her tracks  were the sugar was whitened. Experiments were instituted, and the result  was that wet clay came to be used in  refining sugar. '-'���"���  The composition of which printing-  rollers are made was discovered by a  Salopian printer. Not being able to find  the pelt-ball be inked the type with a  piece of soft glue, which had fallen out  of a glue-pot. It was such an excellent  substitute that, after mixing molasses  with the glue to' give the mass proper  consistency, the old pelt-ball was entirely discorded.  The art of etching upon glass was  discovered by a Nuremburg glass-cutter.  By accident a few drops of aquafortis  fell upon his spectacles. He noticed that  the g'lass became ^corroded and softened  where acid had touched it. That was  hint enough. He drew figures upon the  glass with varnish, applied the corroding  fluid, then cut away the glass around the  drawing. When the varnish was removed the figures appeared raised upon a  dark ground.  The shop of a dublin tobacconist, by  gazing dolefully  he noticed  sider their enemies, working" on their  religious fanaticism, gained possession,  from the rajahs in charge of these  passes over which the trouble arose,  and with their own men, equallv as  fanatical and bloodthirsty as themselves, in charge, a massacre of the  first detachment of British detailed to  vist the seat of trouble was a most natural outcome. But the disturbance is  by no means as serious as one would be  lead to believe from a perusal of the  Canadian papers. Undoubtedly the  accounts of massacres and defeats are  much exaggerated. The trouble is  purely local and the Indian government  will be able to cope with its rebellious  allies without very serious or far-reaching consequences.  Sir George, who left the party of the  association with whom he was travelling at Sandon in order to devote more  to an inspection of the great pro  per "  Friday 1;  Spokane  perties of the Slocan, returned to Kaslo  li-tot and   lef  ���^fhe coast.  and   left via  Nelson and  CANAL  A   GRKAT   COUNTRY,  butter  \  is a great dairy pro-  ese is a favorite article  market because it is  ise   it is  honest.   Her  fime reason, is growing-  in public esteem, and, with cold storage  transportation,   is   taking   a  foremost  place.   Of cheese Canada exports 815,-  000,000  worth   and   butter   a  growing-  quantity.   Cattle are an important item.  Here we export to the tune of seven or  eight  millions of dollars annually,    A  later  agricultural  development   is the  production of hams and bacon, in which  we are-  hound  to   lead.    The   fruits  of I  Ontario are of  excellent quality.    Iron I  of good .quality is found in Nova Scotia, j  in Quebec, in Ontario, and in the West, j  There are but two  great   nickel mines j  in the, world and we  have  one of them j  at Sudbury,  in  Ontario.    All   in  inin-j  era Is of value, silver, lead, copper and1  asbestos, are to be  found  in the country, hut more especially gold, which is  produced as far east as Nova Scotia, in  Central   Ontario,   in   the    Hat   Portage  district, all   over  British Columbia, on  the   Saskatchewan,   and.   as  we   have  latelv learned, on the Yukon.   Our gold.' transit, an' I needed fuel See?''  the name of Lundyfoot,  was destroyed  by fire.   While he was         "  into the 'smouldering rums  that his poorer neighbors were gathering*  the snuff from the canisters. He tested  the snuff himself, and discovered that  the fire had largely improved its pungency and aroma. It was a hint worth  profiting by. He secured another shop,  built a lot of ovens, subjected the snuff  to a heating process, gave the; brand a  peculiar name, and in a few years became rich through an accident which at  first thought had completely ruined him.  The art of lithographing was perfected  through suggestions made by accident.  A poor musician was curious to know  whether music could not be etched upon stone as well as upon  copper. After he had prepared his  mother asked him to make memorandum of such clothes as she proposed to  send away to be washed. Not having  pen, ink and paper convenient, he wrote  the list on the stone with etching preparation, intending to make |a copy of it at  leisure. A few days later whenVbout to  clean .the stone, he wondered what effect  aqua fortis would have upon it. He applied the accid, and in a few minutes  saw the writing standing out in relief.  The next step necessary was simply to  inkjthe stone and take off an impression.  A Brighton stationer took a fancy for  dressing his show-window with piles of  writing paper, rising gradually from the  largest to the smallest size in use, and to  finish his pyramid off nicely he cuts  cards to bring them to a point. Taking  these cards for diminutive note paper,  lady customers were continually wanting some of "that lovely little paper,"  and the stationer found it advantageous  to cut paper to the desired pattern. As  there was no space for addressing the  notelets after they were folded he, after  much thought, invented the envelope,  which he cut by the aid of metal plates  for that purpose. The sale increased so  rapidly that he was unable to produce enough, so he commissioned a  dozen houses to make them for him, and  thus set going an important branch of  the manufacturing trade.  The origin of blue tinted paper came  about by a mere slip of the hand. The  wife of William East, an English paper-  maker, accidently let a blue-bag fall into  one of the vats iof pulp. The workmen  were astonished when they saw the  peculiar color of the paper, while Mr.  East was highly incensed over what he  considered a grave pecuniary loss. His  wife was so much frightened she would  not confess her agency in the matter.  After storing the damaged paper for  years, Mr. East sent it to his agent in  London, with instructions to sell it for  what it wouid bring. The paper was  accepted as a "purposed novelty," and  was disposed of at qnite an advance over  market price. Mr. East was astonished  at receiving <*n order from his agent for  another large invoice of the paper. He  was without the secret and found himself in a dilemma. Upon mentioning it  to his wife she told him about the accident. He kept the secret, and the demand for the novel tint far exceeded his  ability to supply it.  A  Common Carrier.  "Oh!" shrieked the landlady, as the  landlady's husband laboriously hauled  from his pocket a half-emptied bottle,  ���'if the worthless wretch hasn't drank  the brandy I sent him for ! How am I  to make my sauce !"'  "Madam','' said the lady's husband,  calmly ignoring the minor detail of the  fate of the sauce. "1 jush been excising  my rights as common carrier. Wen  railroads  need   fuel  zoy  take  coal   in  THE  DANGER   FR03I  MILIIOXAKKS.  The great danger from millionaires,  we suspect, is one which many of our  readers   will   pronounce   fanciful,   the  danger indicated in  Mr. Barnato's sad  end.   They tend, like despots,  to g'o  mad.   The proportion of them in America who suffer from "nervous disease,"  or a habit of drinking contracted by  efforts to keep down nervous ailment,  is extraordinary, is,  in fact, described  by good medical authority  as amounting to 50 per   cent.    That   is always  accounted for in newspapers as the result of nervous strain,i or fierce anxiety,  of overwork ; but Ave are by no means  sure that as unlimited power is known"  of itself to overtax the brain, so an unlimited command of wealth  does not  weaken the controlling will.   The desire to do something bigger still masters  them, they do not get tlie help despots  do from counselors^and by and by their  power of action, rapid and irresponsible action,   gets   too   much   for their  mental  strength.    We do not care, it  would not, indeed, be right, to give instances ; but we are greatly mistaken if  many of the new millionaires are not  showing a tendency to the special form  of  mental   weakness   which   is called  megalomania,  or  "les  grandeurs," a  desire  to  make   their  houses,   their  yachts,   their   pleasunces,  even   their  activities,  bigger than for  their own  objects it is necessary they should be  made.   They become too'conscious of  their own magnificence, are too completely   their   own   pivots,   think too  largely  and   constantly of their own  relation   to   the world" around   them.  Madness lies in that direction, and we  should not be at all surprised some day  to see a mammoth millionaire loose in  the world,   and doing mischief   on a  scale which would compel more than  one country  to   question whether the  right to spend one's own money had  uot limits which the owner   must be  prevented by force from passing.  ���Patent  Ideas.  STRANGE THINGS AT SEA.  With the use of a neAv wash boiler it is  not necessary to scrub the clothes hard,  the dirt being" largely removed by the  action of the water in the boiler, a,  series of pipes extending down through  the boiler into the stove to force the  water out into the clothes as it becomes  heated.  Clothes-pins are now being manufactured which have the opening to grip  the line placed in the side of the pin instead of in the end, so that the pin can  be attached to the line by pulling* down  instead of pushing, the jaw on one side  being elongated so as to be grasped by  the hand.  Magazine lead pencils are being placed on the market,the lead being divided  into short sections, each of which has a  point, and as soon as one is worn down  it is slipped from the jaw and another  drops down into place, the magazine  being reloaded through the jaws when  it becomes empty.  Medicine which tastes bad can be  easily taken by means of a newly devised glass, which has a partition in the  center to separate the medicine from a  liquid to wash it down, the partition  preventing the two from mixing aud  allowing the wash to flow out by tipping  the glass higher up.  Fires can be easily kindled by means  of a new invention, which consists of a  couple of hollow bricks, which can be  attached to each other after being filled  with asbestos, when they are placed in  a pail containing oil to absorb a sufficient quantity to ignite the fire when a  match is applied to the bricks.  k. Cloud   Cradled   Frog  and  a   Cat  That  Would Not Drown. '  A remarkable story about the American ship Iroquois picking a live frog off  b cloud in midecean excited a murmur  of comment along the water front, and  had the story come to port with almost  any other man but Captain Taylor it  wight have been doubted. ': ior's reputation for veracity is well established  hi Portland, so the strange story was  taken without a grain of salt and with  only a few drinks of whisky. An unusual tale of the sea always brings to  mind another, and the frog story of the  Iroquois was no exception.  "There's strange things happen on  board ship, sometimes," said Al Betts,  the well known river pilot, "and scraping frogs off the clouds with a' topmast  is not the strangest. I remember an occurrence on board the old clipper Plum-  duff, which was so remarkable that I  am frequently acoused of handling the  truth in a careless manner when I relate it.  "The Plumduff was en route from  Calcutta for the Columbia in ballast,  and I was first mate under Captain'  Timbertoes. Among other live stock  aboard was a maltese cat. The cat behaved very well for the first week or two,  but when we got over on the equator she  made the night hideous with her incessant yowling. Old Timbertoes had the  gout and did not sleep well anyway,  and this infliction nearly made him  crazy, so one night he came out, and,  finding the cat in a good, convenient  position, kicked her over into the sounding sea.  "The only witness to the deed was a  lascar sailor at tho wheel, and when he  told the rest of the crew we almost had  a mutiny on our hands, as they prophesied all sorts of bad luck would happen  to the ship. Nothing came of it, however, and as we were in good ballast  trim we came flying along in rattling  shape, and about 90 days after leaving  the Ganges our mudhook went down in  Astoria harbor. In due season the custom house boat came out, and when the  officers clambered aboard Denny Curran,  the boatman, slacked away on his lanyard and his boat came around under  the stern. A moment later we heard a  yell, and Denny was coming up the  ladder hand ever hand as though the  devil was after him, and in his boat,  making a united chorus of 'meows,'  was our old maltese cat and five half  grown kittens.  "When Denny recovered his breath,  he stated that, as his boat swung  around under the stern, the animals  immediately sprang off the top of the  rudder, and the unusual sight nearly  frightened him to death. We then went  back and made an examination of the  rudder and found that with her claws  tho abandoned cat had scratched a cavity out of the top of the rudder, and  while the lascar sailors had been  mourning her death she was engaged  in rearing a family. The rudder, being  high out of the water, of course prevented her getting wet very often, and  a number of fishbones still reposing in  the cavity indicated the diet which had  kept her alive. She'was taken ashore,  and I think Scott Johnson, the Astoria  stevedore, has some of her descendants  yet, and to this day they will eat nothing but sea fish.''���Portland Oregonian.  The Jefa  roero  ef  Th6 Ledge  Is the finest west of the Red River   The   Ledge   carries    the  largest stock of Printing Stationery in Kootenay, and can do  finer work than  any print shop  west of Lake Superior    .. There are offices that quote  seemingly lower prices, but quality considered, The Ledge is  lower than any. No Chinese or  blacksmiths employed. Send orders by mail, express, freighter  pack train    If you are in the Slocan metropolis call  in and see  our plant, but do not touch our bull pup's pup, or allow the cyclone  caused by our fast cylinder press to blow your plug hat out ol the  rear tunnel. Come in folks when you have any job printing to  do, or cash thac is too heavy to carry, and we will give you a  profitable solution of your trouble.     Come, gentle pilgrims, come.  v  -ife  'IL����IMBiMm����HMmiiMW11ljl'U��ll.l<ll��lllM��B  mmmaswursmiirmsi^ci^imm^MmmimumMua fl  And you  will feel as though  you were having1  a Holiday in  Paradise. ^^^^^^^^^  The smoke  from the ^n  Will be seen in  many mountain saloons  before the hills are  much older^^^^^^ &- Fourth Year.  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., SEPTEMBER 30, 1897.  ���1% Aibtter uode of Fun-1  FOB THIS,   LOKD, DIDST THOU DEE '.  "No news is good news," but it won't  do to run a daily paper on that principle.  George���You would marry the biggest  fool in the world if he asked you, wouldn't you ?  Ethel���Oh, George, this is so sudden!  Small Dorothy had been stung by a  wasp, "I wouldn't 'a' minded its walking all over my hand," she said, between  her sobs, "if���if it hadn't eat down so  hard."  A postoffice clock in Sydney, N.S.W.;  emits an electrical flashlight, lasting five  seconds, every hour during the night,  thus enabling those living miles away to  ascertain the exact time.  ,   What did you stop  that clock in your  room for, Jane ?  Because, Mum, the plaguey thing has  some sort of a fit every mornin', mum,  jest when I wants to sleep.  PAYMENT   IN   KIND.  A negro preacher addressed his flock  with great earnestness on the subject of  "Miracles" as follows: "My beloved  friends, de greatest of all miracles was  'bout de loaves and fished. Dey was  five thousand loaves and two thousand  fishes, ;and de twelve 'postie's' had to  eat 'em all. De miracle is, dey didn't  bust."  They have all kinds of fancy drinks at  Skagaway as for as names go, "Shotgun  with Bloomer" is a cocktail i that would  paralize-even Mat Garrity. Here is an  instance of an order shouted to the  "slinger," as; the bartender is called:  "A red, a brown, two torches and a  tenderfoot," which means a whiskey,  stale .beer, two cigars and .a glass of  milk.  A young gentleman whose gallantry  was largely in excess of his pecuniary  means, sought to remedy this defect and  save the mOney required for the purchase of expensive flowers, by arranging  with a gardener to let him have a boquet  from time to time in return for his cast  off clothes. It thus happened one day  that he received a bunch of the most  beautiful roses, which he at once sent off  to his lady-love. In sure anticipation of  a friendly welcome he called at the  house the same evening, and was not a  little surprised at the frosty reception he  met with.  "You sent meanote today," the young  lady remarked after a pause, in the most  frigid tones.  "I���a note?" he enquired in blank  astonishment.  "Certainly along with a nosegay."  "To be sure, I sent you a hosegay," ,,  "And there was this note inside���do  you still mean to deny it?"  With these words she handed the  dumbfounded swain a scrap of paper on  which the following words were written:  "Don't forget the old trousers'you promised me the other day."  A Very Voluble Speech.  A voung drummer was taking a vacation with his uncle in the country, and  was suddenly,'called upon to ask the  blessing, and not being accustomed to  it he promptly tackled the difficulty in  the following style: "We acknowledge  the receipt of your favor of this date.  Allow us to express our gratitude for this  expression of good will. Trusting that  our house may merit your confidence,  aud that we may have many good orders  this fall, we are yours truly, amen."  The old man will say grace hereafter.  President Lincoln, when he was a  young lawyer practicing in the courts  of Illinois, was once engaged in a case  in which the lawyer on tlie other side  made a very voluble speech, cull of  wild statements to the jury. Lincoln  opened his reply by saying: "My  friend who has" just spoken to you  would be all right if it were not for one  thing and I don't know that 3*011 ought  to blame him for that, for hecan't help  it. What I refer to is his reckless statements without any ground of truth.  You have seen instances of this speech  to you. Now, the reason of this lies in  the constitution of his mind.. The moment he begins to talk all his mental  operations cease and he is not responsible. He is, in fact, much like a little  steamboat that that I saw on the Sangamon River when I .'was engag'cd in  boating there. This little steamer had  a five-foot boiler and a seven-foot,  whistle, and every time it whistled the  engine stopped." '  O lassie, little Lassie, sellin' "vestas" in the square,  Wi' spurtle legs, an' raggit frock, an' strav.-ly  stury hair;  What hop for ye, what help for ye, ye puir neglected wean,  Wi' shilpit face, an' wee red feet ujjoii the cauld  weet stane ?  Up to the train, doon frae the train, the human  torrent flows,  Frae coast or city, hien an' braw, the crowd aye  comes an' goes;  An' "Vestas, sir ? a penny, sir," the eager chorus  threns,  For sell ye maun, an' pennies bring, or dree sair  skin an' banes.  It's weel to sing an' say there's Ane man marks  the sparrows fa',  But aft atweel it's hard to think that there's a God  When back ye gang at e'enin'to thecursin'an'  the shame,  The hard, foul speech, the drunken dauds, o' the  hell that ye ca'hame.  O fair an' fine aii' stately  hand,  There's routh o' corn an' wine an' silk, an  o'erflows the land;  There's homes for dogs, an' homes for cats, the  horse is kaimed wi'care,  But O!  ye tender woman  wee, for you what  thoeht is there ?   .   .  Ay lassie! in the cushioned kirks fu' sweet the  hymns they sing,  O' the beauties o' the ither world, the glories o' the  King;  What He, the King, maun think o'ta* I keima,  but I trow  If God were in their hearts ava there would be  mine like you.  O Thou, Son o' the Carpenter, iSon Thou o' God  as we!  Was it for this Thy weird was dreed, for this,  Lord, didst Thou dec���  That men should thrive by ithers' want, by ithers'  woe an' shame,  Weans passed through lire to Moloch in a land  that names Thy name ?  ���J. K. Lawson.  rise the kirks on every  ' wealth  plan 1 ro prevent an order for turkey  without admitting that he was out of  that dish. Looking the drummer  square in the eye, lie said with emphasis: "Roast" beef! Roast lamb !!"  and then very quick, "turkey."  The drummer seemed to be thinking  over the question in his mind while the  rest of the boarders held their breath.  They half believed Campbell would  break a platter over the innocent man's  head if he made a mistake. Finally he  slowly replied; "I guess I dake some  of dot turkey, Mr. Campbell!"  "Of course you will,you coin-scraping  son of a gun!" screamed Campbell.  "Well, I guess you won't! You'll take  roast lamb, Malachi, that's what you'll  take,or you'll leave this house and pretty   quick, too !"-  There was a great roar from the  others at the table as the drummer,with  an apologetic smile,saidthe lamb would  do just as well.  %%%V%V%��^t%ViV��^Vi'n^%%^/%V��%%^  r  The  Windsor  Restaurant  ~5  Is one of the Best and Aged Or-.fes  of the  Silvery Slocan.  IN NEW DENVER,  LEAD AS GOOD AS GOLD.  TABLE STOKIES.  A reformed Dutchman tells his experience as follows : I shall tell you how it  was when I drink mine lager; den I put  mine hand on mine head and dare vos  von pain. Den I put mine hand on mine  body and dar vas anodor pain. Den I  put mine hand in mine pocket and dar  vas nodhing. So I jine mide de dernper-  ence. Now dare is no pain more in mine  head, and de pain in mine body vos all  gone away. 1 put mine hand in mine  pocket, and dare vas dwenty dollars. So  I stay mid de demperance.���The Northwestern Mail.  A little maiden had a French nurse of  whom she was very fond and who supplied her with most of her amusement.  One day the nurse departed, and her  small charge didn't know what to do  with herself. She wandered about the  house, upstairs and down, into the garden and back again, and finally hung  about her > mother, who was busy just  then with the baby. Receiving no attention she turned away saying dejectedly: "Nobody loves me. 1 guess I'll go  down to the garden and eat bugs. I ate  free yes'day���two smoove ones and one  woolv one."  A rusty old bachelor on the wrong side  of fifty, who had just got married, advised his friend as follows: "If you love  your Creator, you ought to marry, to  raise more worshippers; if you love the  ladies, lyou ought to marry, to make  them happy; if you love, mankind, you  ought to marry, to perpetuate this glorious race; if you love your country, to  raise up soldiers to defend it; in fine, if  you wish well of earth or heaven, you  ought to marry, to give good citizens to  the one, and* glorious angels to the  other." If he doesn't sing a different  tune at the end of a twelvemonth we are  not a judge in such matters���that's all.  A gentleman was travelling in a  smoking-compartment the other day,  and, at a certain station, a German entered the carriage and took his seat  opposite to him. When the train had  started the German noticing the other  smoking a Trail Blaze Cigar inquired if  he could oblige him with one.  The Canadian astonished at the request reluctantly pulled out his case,  and saw, with disgust, the other select  the best cigar he could find, and produce  ?, match from his pocket and light it.  After taking a few puffs, with evident  enjoyment, the German, beaming at his  companion through bis spectacles-, said  affiablv���  "I vbuld not, half droubled you, but I  bad a match in mein boggit, and 1 did  not know what to do mit it."  The Canadian Gazette tells an amusing store of one who was too quick at  drawing an inference. It happened that  a Glasgow professor who was visiting*  Canada with the British association in  1884 was desirous of seeing something of  northwestern life, and for this purpose  repaired to an Alberta ranch.  "I fixed him up as well as I could,"  the rancher says, "but he complained  that he did !not like sleeping with his  clothes on. So after the first night I  stretched a cowskin across the shack and  told him he might undress if he liked.  He took off most of his garments and put  on a long white nightdress. In the  morning my foreman came in while the  gentleman "was still sleeping. Observing the white nightdress, he said in a  whisper:  " 'Rather sudden, eh?'  " 'AVhat?' I asked.  " 'The death of the old man.'  "'He's not dead; he's asleep,' I explained.  " 'Then what's he wearin' them b'iled  clothes for ?' was the reply. 'Never saw  a chap laid out in b'iled clothes afore  'cept he were dead."  Tlie IiOHt Umbrella. <  "Will the brother who inadvertently  acquired an umbrella during the recent  session of  the Baltimore conference return it to this office?"   It  is the editor  of the Baltimore Methodist who makes  tho request.    His gentleness  is admirable, his  faitli   in human nature almost  miraculous.     The inadvertent acquisition   of a  cold is easy.    In the case of  restaurant napkins the explanation will  serve fairly well   if not put  to too frequent use, but umbrellas are, different.  Nobody, brother or  not, ever takes  an  umbrella unless he  needs it and knows  he needs it.    Without presuming to dictate on matters of style to other people,  we would  suggest to the  bereft Balti-  morean that, though his suave phrase is  more  humorous than the old  formula,  there is superior reformative power and  just   as  much   truth   in declaring, "If  tlie party who was seen to steal an umbrella from suf-h   aud such a place does  not return it within���or between���two  days, he will  be  arrested   and punish-  id. "   That's  tho kind of talk to draw  >n awful circle about umbrellas.���New  tork Times.  There used to he a hotel in Scotland,  S. Dakota, famous both for its table aud  its eccentric proprietor, one Gen. Campbell. About twelve yours ago Judge  Palmer (now a member of the South  Dakota legislature, by the way), who  had lately arrived from New England,  having been appointed United States  Judge in the territorv, stopped at the  fanous tavern for dinner. When (it  came to dessert, the General, wdio always looked after the table himself,  approached the Judge and said very  crisp and short, "Pie or pudden ?"  "What kind of pie is it?'' inquired the  Judge blandly. "What the devil is  that to vou?"'" thundered Campbell:  "Pie or Pudden?" "Pudden," exclaimed Palmer, hurriedly, adopting the  pronounciation of the General for fear  of giving further offense; and after that  he never asked any more questions  when dining at that hotel.  Everybody who knew the General  bore with him because of the really excellent table he provided.  One day he had roast beef, roast lamb  and roast turkey on the bill of fare.  The regular boarders and transients  kept dropping in, and by a pre-arranged plan each iii turn ordered turkey  until the General got nervous, fearing  the bird would not hold out���and he  always prided himself on having enough  of everything, At last a Jewish drummer appeared, rubbing his hands in  anticipation of a good dinner and smiling in a most conciliatory way at the  darkening face of*the landlord. Campbell approached the traveling man  slowly and with threatening glance.  He was plainly revolving in his mind a  The lead mines of Missouri which were  about to close down have resumed operations at full blast and the tonnage will  be larger than ever before, due to the  fact that the prices for lead are higher  than they have been for five years. The  indications are that the upward tendency will continue and that the production of lead will yield a magnificent  profit for perhaps years to come. Hanging along such figures as $4.05 to $4.10  per 100 pounds, it is freely predicted  that it will reach $4.50 within a few  months and possibly exceed that price.  The increaoing value of lead will undoubtedly lead to there-opening of many  of our silver-lead mfnes, closed on account of the decline in silver- The possible novelty may soon be witnessed in  Montana of lead mines in full operation;  producing 25 per cent, of lead with 75  per cent, of silver as a "by-product"���  a good-bye product.  It was in operation when  of Fate  Silver Coinage in India.  Was turned against the country, and, now thatjthe  gloom of the Argonaut days has disappeared, it looms  up brighter than ever as  . . . . A place where any  . . ..'.��� appetite can be satiated.  COME-EARLY AND AVOID THE;RUSH.  Jacobson & Co.  ft^  <"V"^-"'"v^%^/V"V"&/"��>'-V��/"*'%^  The Clifton House,  At present India alone is buying silver.  The native population there have appar-  parently been tempted by the steady  decline to buy silver in greater quantities because they have always practised  a species of local coinage which the government tacitly winks at. Under the  eld system so much weight of silver was  worth so many rupees all the time, and  so firmly is this tradition founded that  coiners travel openly from village to  village coining silver into rupees for the  natives, and even for British officers,  without government interference. It is  a custom of the country which could not  be suddenly checked after centuries of  existence without serious friction. But  outside of India no one else is willing to  buy silver freely, and it is now simply a  question of cost of production with the  mines. Either they must be able to  produce silver profitably at present  prices or they must shut down. And it  looks as if the latter would be the most  general course. For with the production of gold increasing every day it is  evident that nature has finally demonetized silver so far as all civilized countries are concerned.  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 Bucklej*, Prop.  OTEL SANDON,  *?K   vK   vK    tV\    7r\    ^J\  Sandon, B.C.  An immense assortment of furniture  lower than Coast prices,  at Crowley's  New Denver.   Freight paid on order|  to Sandon and all Slocan points.  ���TPHIS NEW HOUSE, with the old name, is  well equipped to accommodate a large  number of G-uests. The building is plastered  and the rooms are unsurpassed for comfort in  the Slocan, while in the Dming Room can be  found the best food in the market.  Robert Cunning, Proprietor.  The  Shark Money. ���  Old Mme. Oliveros, who has just  died in Paris, used to dress like a beggar and at the same time drive in a  very sumptuous carriage. Her husband  had for many years almost the monopoly of the shark trade and used to be  fond of expatiating at his famous dinner parties on the usefulness of this  fish. The liver of the shark containa an  oil possessing medicinal qualities equal  to those of the cod. The skin, after being dried, takes the polish and hardness of mother of pearl, and, being marbled and resembling fossil coral, is  largely used by jewelers for the manufacture of fancy objects, by binders for  making shagreen and by cabinet makers  for polishing woods. The glue from the  Bus is used by brewers, English silk  raaunfacturers, etc. Mme. Oliveros left  52,000,000���all made out of sharks.���.  3am Francisco Argonaut.  The  Cr  cW$^  Money to Slice Up.  A woman puzzled a Boston clerk considerably recently. Her husband is a  bank president in Newburyport. The  national banks receive their bills in  sheets of 12, which are cut after being  signed. The generous president gave  one of these sheets to his wife, and she  naturally started at once for Boston.  After making some purchases in one of  the large stores she drew the bills out  of her v.ocketbook and calmly said to  the clerk, "Lend me your scissors, and  I will pay you," thereupon cutting off  a bill. The astounded clerk at first refused to receive such money from so  open a manufacturer of currency, but  finally the matter was explained.���Bos-  Ion .Record.  Hotel, in New Denver, has been enlarged  and. all the rooms plastered. New carpets  and new furniture throughout make the house  a marvel of comfort and elegance. With  28 rooms, and it's beautiful situation amidst the  finest scenery in America, this hotel is unsurpassed in all Kootenay.  H. STEGE, Prop.  ArliRgteR Hetcl  Ir Slooan Gity  Is an ideal home for the weary traveler.  It is conducted in a manner befitting the  approach of the 20th century, which is  the latest way of saying up-to-date.  Gething Stflendepson.  Wouldn't Do In Kentucky.  "Now," said the lecturer on natural  science before a Kentucky audience,  "we will suppose a region in which  nothing existed but water."  "I^o! no!" replied a dozen indignant  voices at once. "We will suppose nothing of the kind."���Atlanta Constitn-  'lioi*.  Progress,  "That singer has made great strides  *n the pro-'e-'siou, hasn't she?"  "Yes, indeed. Formerly, when she  received an encore, she sang; now she  usually smiles."���Brooklyn Life.  For four-bits   you  can  purchase  100  ancient newspapers at this office.  Contains all the famous  liquors of the   present day.  ��� The ciffars are from reliable  is makers and o;ive out,  when  in action,   an   aroma   that  scents the  immediate atmos-  * phere  with  an odor that is  pleasing to  the olfactories of  man.  In the billiard room of this  hotel the ivory spheres can  be set in motion whenever  the public desires it.  ANGUS McGILLIVRAY  j-%' .-"%.��������>  ���%���  ���"^^  ^&' -"^^  ^^  ���*>-'<&-'%���  ������%���  -"fc-  ���%���  ������%���  -%.        ^        -%r  ^   *%���   ^   -v  "^        "^        ���"&"  "3k"    ���%     "^    "fe"  ���"&���     "%���     "&���  .<<&.    ���%,    <^,    <%.  \ The assessment is $2 in dust,  ��� Nuggets, or anything of Commercial value,.  If vou are  o-jmo* to the Klondike  take a copy of THE LEDGE with  you.       It will cheer you on  the  journey   to    that   mecca    of gold  seekers.  ;* ��� ��Jix*j-ic*u v *civ:  5~s-gy?-7ryrne'rmgig)BWtt��n��ra  I  JlH�� SILVERTON, B. C.  Victoria Hotel  NEW DENVER, B.C.  Is a new house, with new furniture and everything comfortable  for the taaveling public. The bar has the best goods in the  market. ANGRIGNON BROS., Proprietors.  Is the leading hotel of the  city, and headquarters for  Mining and Commercial men.  The house is new. the rooms  all plastered, and the furniture in use is of the latest  and most serviceable patterns  The service in the Dining room is the best that can be  i rovided. The bar is replete with the best wines, liquors  and Cigars. JAMES    BOWES.  iw.��jwiwiiju^jiiiim-mBamaBB  HBHEEHSS-SBSS THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., SEPTEMBER 30, 1897.  Fourth Year  ���The; Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWEY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months ���? .75  Six " 1.25  Twelve  "  2.00  THHEE YEAHS , .'.00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first iu  sertion, 10 cents i)er line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of 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.  TEURSDAY,  SEPT. 30. 1897.  THE    WHITE   MJETAL.  If the world wishes to avert the  greatest financial crash in the history  of" the human race silver must be re-  monetized before the end of next  year. The question has arrived at  that sta��e wliich will permit of nothing else if universal ruin and revolution are to be avoided. If the matter  is allowed to come to the bitter end  many a rich goldbug will wring his  hands in anguish and call upon his  God to save him from the awful wreck  that must come from the continued  debasement of a metal that was  money when gold was not recognized  as such.  The Salt Lake Tribune has the following to say on the subject:  "Our belief is that the money powers of the world will very soon be  obliged to remonetize silver at some  ratio.    It will be  that  or a crash  which   will   convulse   the   business  world.    The reason why is that as  men lose faith in the ultimate restoration of silver the white metal will continue to decline until there will come  a grand scramble to unload the old  stock of silver,  and prices generally  of all products will follow the gold  basis,   and then there will be chaos  and general repudiation.    The rich  men ot this world cannot stand an upheaval of that kind.   The most conservative statisticians estimate that  half the yearly product of gold is absorbed in the arts.   Some insist that  nearly all is used up that way.   But  if it were not so,  the whole amount  distributed among the nations would  not begin to keep up with the world's  trade;   it   would not   supply   basis  enough for the world's prices,   and  hence production, where supply and  demand are normal,  pays nothing to  the producer.    The question with the  financiers will soon be whether to re-  monetize silver or demonetize gold  and trust to paper issued to an amount  equal to a given sum per capita of the  people, for money.   Some of the gold  journals of the east are already alarmed lest silver go to nothing and there  shall come a scramble to unload the  stocks of silver on hand.    It has lost  more than half its value already, but  with   it   the   world's   property*   has  sunken 50 per cent., and,   notwithstanding all the eastern exultation,  the shrewd men there are filled with  apprehension.    They understand that  the present advances are due to misfortunes of nations beyond the sea,  and they dread next year.   There is  this  year a  poultice  for  the   sore,  which relieves ,it temporarily,   but  that is all."  United States minister in employing  United States naval forces and illeg  allj* aiding in overthrowing the constitutional Government of Hawaiian  Islands in January, 1893, and in  setting up in its place a Provisional  Government not republican inform  and in opposition to the will of a majority of the people was , contrary to  the traditions of our Republic and the  spirit of our Constitution, and should  be and is condemned."  That United States action in overthrowing the constitutional government of a friendly people was a  cowardly and contemptible act, and is  so regarded and "condemned" by the  whole civilized world outside of the  United States.  As to the clamor of the jingo press  of the United States for a coaling  station in the Pacific, it is probable  that half of the scribbling jingoes are  not aware that the United States in  President Grant's time obtained the  concession from Samoa of the harbor  of Pago Pago one of the best in the  group, but like a small child with a  big toy anticipation was the chief  pleasure. One cargo of coal was  shipped from the Atlantic States  "around the Horn" to Pago Pago, at  a cost of many times what Australian  coal could be purchased for in Samoa,  and the grass of twenty years has  grown over that cargo ot coal in the  now deserted and neglected harbor of  Pago Pago.  cultural depression in England. The  public and the newspapers seem to  think the Government is influenced  [merely by a desire to secure the  good will of the United States, when  they are attempting to carry out the  declared policy of Parliament."  WATKBIXG    STOCKS.  Two ladies, in the east, in writtng  to a New Denver friend make the  startling announcement that after  mature deliberation they have each  invested one dollar in the stock of  some western company with an eastern agent. . They do not state how  much stock they procured in this  rash feminine speculation, but it is  more than likely that they picked it  up at some bargain counter, fondly  dreaming of the fortune they might  make out of one dollar.  AX   UGLY   TANGLE.  Judging from the reports of lawless  proceedings in different parts of Kootenay through whiskey it is high time  that the Government stepped in and  paid more attention to the character  of people applying for licenses to sell  liquor. The abuse of the license  system in Kootenay would be a disgrace to a band of pirates let alone a  Government that is supposed to be  civilized.  THE    HAWAIIAN   IMBROGLIO.  The attitude of the United States  in relation to its attempt to gseize the  Hawaiian Islands is a matter of the  most intense interest to Canada and  especially to British Columbia. The  venal republican and mugwump  press of the United States are clamoring that the eyes of the world  may not look in while the steal will  be made. That the natives as well  as a large proportion of the white  residents of the islands, still denounce  the seizure of the country, is as true  now as it was four years ago when a  corrupt United States minister conspired with thirteen of his fellow  fillibustering countrymen to seize the  reins of government.  The   morality   of  the  proceeding  The United States seems to have  courted and secured the thorough enmity of two nations, either of whom  would prove no mean antagnoist in  war. *  Outside of a few interested Spanish  bondholders, the world would approve  any honest attempt to relieve Cuba  of the barbarities of Spanish rule. It  would be regarded in a great measure  as an act of liberation, perhaps too  long delayed and too much talked  about. That the United States has  formally intimated to Spain that if  the war in Cuba is not brought to a  close before next November President McKinley will interfere, there  can be no doubt, in such an event  Spain would use her last man and  throw all her resources into a "fight  to the finish" with the United States,  even if she had first to let go her  hold upon the Phillipines and Cuba.  It would be largely naval fighting  and in the balancing of sea fighting  power, Spain could Inld her own  fairly well and could for a time inflict  serious damage upon unprotected  cities and shipping. Such a war would  call for all Uncle Sam's naval force  to the Atlantic seaboard.  But the United States is also spoiling for a fight in the Pacific. The  threatened annexation of Hawaii is  even more of a pet scheme of the  McKinley cabinet than the 'liberation'  ot Cuba. Bui; Japan blocks the way,  at present by mild diplomacy, but in  reality by over twenty-five thousanl  male subjects of the Mikado already  on the islands, and latest advices  state that hundreds of Japanese soldiers in the guise of laborers are  landing at Honolulu by weekly mail  steamers from Japan.  Japan can concentrate a naval  force at Honolulu that would surprise,  not American naval men, but the politicians who are clamoring for annexation. Should Japan and Spain  join forces in resisting Uncle Sam's  aggressive expansion, the United  States will pass through some unlooked  for experiences and the jingoites  may have their ardor cooled by several degrees.  In The Matter of control ing the  action of incorporated companies it  must be admitted that, in guarding  the interests of the public, the legislation of Great Britian is superior in  all respects to that of the United  States. There is no room to question  the fact that the root of the gigantic  labor troubles in the United States  have their root in the unbridled  licence of gigantic corporations.  In the matter of railroads, although  the people of Great Britian do not  own them, and do not aid their construction, either by grants of money  or land nor even so far as guaranteeing interest on their bonds: yet the  government controls them by placing  a limit to their freight and passenger  rates and dividends, and on the expiration ot twenty-one years, the  limit of their corporate existence,  the government has the power to  take over the roads on terms favorable to the public.  "Stock watering" under the British  system of corporation control, could  not be attempted. The vigilance of  government inspection by lynx-eyed  officials who are not to be bought,  and the certainty of swift and sure  punishment for violating law, compels  British corporations to keep pretty  near the line of moral rectitude. How  differently they manage things in  the United States may be seen illustrated in the case of the Street Railway Co. of the model city of Philadelphia. The owners paid up but $5, -  840,905 while the market value of  the stock increased to ��38,o39,000,  or nearly seven to one. To cover  up such fraudulent gains company  resort to the stock-watering-trick.  The Street Railway Journal for so  far back as July 1892 said: "Stock  watering has "come to stay," and is  on the increase; "never before in our  history has so much of it been done  as in the last few years." Legislative investigation has shown that in  the capitalization of the New York  elevated there are about five parts of  water to one of solid. The New York  real estate commission well know  that the stock of the street railway  companies represent millions of  watered values, upon which the people of this city have to pay, and will  be compelled to pay hereafter,  millions annually."  There is a lesson for British Columbia in this. One of our greatest needs  as a mining community is legislation  for the better regulation of incorporated companies based upon the law  of Great Britain rather than that of  the United States, which we have  been copying hitherto.  One provision of such legislation  should be to confine professed mining  companies to legitimate mining and  not permit them to engage in any  and every business gamble under  heaven as at present. Some of our  mining companies who run stores are  becoming tyranical, and for an illustration we could point to the conduct  of a large company not many miles  from Nelson.  t  i  oritreal  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    :      859,698.40  Sir Donald A. Smith, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E.S.Clouston, General Manager,  A. Macnider, Chief Inspector &Supt. of Branches.  A. B. Buchanan, Inspector of Branch returns.  W. S. Clouston,  Assistant Inspector.  James Aird, Secretary.  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  A general banking business transacted  '%'*>-*,-*--*,*,-+>-*'<*>-&<*.'%''%.'*,-&+,iu<4  ��� "T  THE  BOOKS YOU  USED  TO  READ.  W'lt'.t were the books that you used to read?  Y,*hich wo;o tho first you know?  *Y"^c.;o v/as the page with its wondrous seed.  Seed of the will to do?  fflio wrote tho words that in printer's ink  Stared fronj the pages to make you think?  Have you the books that you used to thumb���  Wonderful storehouses then,  Filled with such treasures as never will coma  Back to your eyes again ?  For the eyes which the dear old volumes knew  Wore as fresh as a flower that is sprent with  dew.  Tell me the books that you used to know-  Back in the dear old home,  Sheltered by trees that v.-ere bending low  And by the vines that elomb,  Making perhaps a secluded nook  Just for you and your favorite book.  What if their linen be soiled today?  What if their coats be torn?  Friends are still friends if ihe hair be gray  Or if the clothes be worn,  And they will ever seoni s'aneh and true���  These, the friends that in youth, you knew.  Do you not know what they told you then,  Even the page and lino?  Could you not turn to it now as when  You were a child cf nine?,  And in your eyes would the words not glow  Just as they did in the long ago?  Dear were theso fiic:i.ls when such were few.  Dear are they still, I know.  Tomes that are stately and rich and new  Laugh at the long ago,  But into your favor shall never come  As did the books that you used to thumb.  ���Osman C. Hooper in Bookman.  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  ote  :vnd shall be pleased to quote'  ices upon        " ' '    "  my line.  pices upon anything required  in i  BEZnBSZXOBEXESnUXM  Hoteus op kootenay  THE NEWMARKET,  New Denver, H. Stege  Polite "Lunatic.  A St. Louis jury which acquitted a  man charged with murder on the regulation ground of insanity were somewhat surprised when he rose to his feet  and said, "Gentlemen of the jury, I  want to thank you for your verdict."���  Philadelphia Ledger.  Giving Away a Secret.  " Rivers, how can you always afford  to smoke so much better cigars than I  do?"  "Because I always beg my matches.  Give me a match, Brooks."���Chicago  Tribunp  ST. JAMES.  New Denver, Angrignon Bros.  WINDSOR RESTAURANT.  New Denver. A. Jacobson & Go.  Silverton  Drug  Storey  THE FILBERT.  Sandon,  HOTEL  SANDON.  Sandon,  R. Cunning  THE CLIFTON HOUSE,  Sandon, John Bucklev*  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, E. C. Weaver  HOTEL WELLINGTON,  Three Forks, J. S Reeder  Blazer Cigars.  Think a Moment.  A Prominent government official  in England talking on silver says:  "I fear the bankers will frighten the  Government into receding from the  stand for bi-metalisni. They have  forgotten that Parliament unanimously resolved on measures to secure a  staple par exr" ange betweeu gold  and silver, and Sir Michael Hicks-  Beach, Chancellor of the Exchequer,  stands today before the world just as j pledged himself to do all in his power  it did on January 23, 1894, when  Representative McCreary submitted  the following resolution to thf*. House  of Representatives :  "Resolved, first. That it is the sense  of this  House  that the action of the  to carry that resolution into effect.  The English public have forgotten  also that ten of the fourteen members oi the Agricultural Commission  signed a report recommending bi-  metalism as a palliative for the agri-  Yon have never heard of there being a scarcity of postage stamps, have  you?  You have never heard of postage  stamps depreciating in value, have  you ?  You have never heard of postage  stamps being at a premium, have you?  You have never heard of postage  stamps being hoarded, have you ?  You have never heard of the government having to issue bonds to buy up  postage stamps, have you?  You have never stopped to think *vhy  those things are not so, have you?  Well, do so right now for about five  minutes.���Living Issues.  \V. D. Taylor, a West Kootenay prospector, is at present in Golden, lie was  in the early days of the Slocan interested  in some of the prominent Slocan silver  properties, but sold out at the time of  the first drop in silver. This summer he  has devoted to prospecting in East  Kootenay, coming in by the international boundary line and working north.  He has covered a good deal of the country between the boundary and Golden,  and is now on (his way north to the  Blueberry to look over that country. He  says that he has seen some splendid  prospects in East Kootenay that can now  be secured for small figures. These same  properties, if in West Kootenay, would  be snatched up eagerly at ten times the  amounts asked for them. He and his  partners located three claims on the  divide between Horse Thief creek and  No. 2 creek, about 12 miles west of the  Celumbia river. The ledge is about 20  feet wide and has copper pyrites scattered all through it in very large quantities and assaying on the surface $18 in  copper.  Carry only  the best  lines of  Watches,  Clocks,  and  Cutlery  nthe  arket.  AsSflVEt^S OF B. G.  LEVI   SMITH,  Silverton.  HOWARD WEST,  New Denver.  J, M. M. BENEDUM,  Silverton.  FRANK  Slocan City.  DICK,  R. O. Matheson,  Proprietor,  Silverton,  . C.  AMOS THOMPSON, W. D. MITCHELL  Manager. Secretary.  r. b. Thompson, Notary Public.  Hats and .Neckties  Mrs. Merkley's.  ft>!- gentlemen at.  Go to  kinaws.  T. U.  Hoben's   for  ;>o<l  Mac-  t  NEW DENVER, B.C.  Mines and Mining Properties for  sale.    Abstracts,    &c.  Correspondence solicited.  Agents for Phoenix Insurance Co.  of London, Eng.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  War Eagle mineral Claim.  Situated in the Arrow Lake Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located:  On Mineral Creek, a tributary of Cariboo  Creek.  TAKE NuTICE that I, Geo. Alexander, free  miner's certificate No. 71000, and as agent  for H. B. Alexander, free miner's certificate No.  uCtiii, S. E. Manual, free miner's certificate No.  78-.-70, and F. G. Fauquier, free miner's certificate  No. 78379, 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 G-rant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 10th clay of September. 1��'~.,  QM. WOODWORTH,  M.A., LL.B.  NOTARY PUBLIC,  CONVEYANCER, Etc.,  MINES and REAL ESTATE  Slocan City, B.C.  A     DRISCOLL, C. E.,  1" ominion & Provincial  Land Surveyor.  The  Nakusp  Sawmill  Having placed some new machinery  in our Mill, we are prepared to fur.  nish all kinds of rough and dressed  Lumber  and Shingles  at Reduced Prices  810 oo  $11 00 to  12 ..  11 ..  12 ..  18 ..  20 ..  22 ..  22 ..  19 ..  14 ..  13 ..  T*\R. A.S. MARS ' >.~L.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago  THE SILVERTON MINER'S UNION  x No. 71,  -W.   in.   "Ld.  Meets every Saturday night.  C.  McNlCHOLLS,   President  CHAS.   BRAND, Secretary.  F.  G-. FAUQUIER.  PRICE  LIST  Rough Lumber, narrow,  wide,  Joist and Scan tlinj,. sized up to  18 feet long,  8 ' to 24 '  21 "to 30 '  Flooring, T&G, 6 "  V jcint Ceiling, J  "Rustic,  Shiplap,  Surfaced Dressed i  A liberal discount on large orders for Cash,  PETER GENELLE & Co  J-JOWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S M, London, Eng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  .& ASSAYER.  Properties  examined   and   reported on for in  tending purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical Laboratory, Belle-  vue ave, New Denver, B C.  J^.E. PALMER, C.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND  and MINE:SURVEYOR.  P.O. Box 214.  Sandon, B.C  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp, B.C.  F. W. GROVES,  CIVIL and MINING ENGINEER.,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Underground Surveys. Surface ana  .Aerial Tramways. Mineral claims surveyed and reported upon.      Kaslo, B.C  GWILLLM & JOHNSON,  (Me Gill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Slocan  City,   B C  Chas. A. Stoess,  Assoc. M. Inst. C. E. M. Can. Soc. C. E.  CIVIL ENGINEER.  Provincial Land Surveyor.   Mining Surveying.  Kaslo, B. C. Fourth Year.  THE LEDGrE, NEW DENVER, B.C., SEPTEMBER 30, 1897.  THE GOLD STANDARD.  And shall Trelawriey die ?  And shall Trelawney die ?  Then forty thousand Cornishmen  Shall know the reason why.  Editor Ledge, ���  The silver market is down and the  advocates of the single gold standard  are jubilant, riding their high horse  and jumping onto silver with both feet.  Pressed to the wall by the invincible  arguments of the bimetallists they  parade the present rise in the price of  wheat as a defeat of the arguments of  the bimetallists and keep the press filled  with glowingjahd exaggerated accounts  of gold discoveries in all parts of the  world, giving fabulous estimates of  their promisea [production, and all to  bolster up the idea that there is gold  enough to uphold and maintain the  single standard, and if they can keep  wool pulled over our eyes and blind us  ���with the glimmer of gold then the great  money lending syndicates of Europe  can still maintain their monopoly and  retain their power to keep the people of  the world in debt and poverty���and we  are the people. Shall we submit or  assert our power? The light is breaking and no where is  than in this Canada of  silver question decide that bimetallism  is the only safe, self-regulating and self-  balancing standard that can he relied  upon to preserve the equilibrium of the  conflicting interests of various industries of the world. But bimetallism  must be decided by the nations.  What we want in Canada is a mint  that we may coin our own production of  gold from the Klondike, the Cariboo,  the Kootenay,Rainy River and Algoma,  that we can coin a volume of subsidiary  silver from five cents to $1 pieces for  the internal commerce of the country.  There is a necessity, and room and  use in Canada today "for S'25,000,000 to  ��50,000,000 of silver. Let the government buy and coin it at the present ratio  and when bimetallism is established  by the nations the government will  have realised an enormous profit by the  enhancement of the market value of  silver.  W. D. Mitchell.  PUBLIC   MORAIilTY.  light  more needed  ours whose peo  ple and press .are being gulled by the  delusion that we are working on a g*old  standard and that the silver question  does not concern us.  It is time our Canadian Cabinet, our  Canadian Parliament, our press and our  leaders of thought (overestimated old  fossils left out) should address themselves to an unprejudiced study of this  question.  I said in a former letter that the  demonetization of silver was an overwhelming revolution in the monetary  system of the world the crushing effects  of which will be more rapidly realized  in the near future.  Any man with half an eye can see (if  the basis of the circulating'money of the  world was seven of silver and fOur of  gold making eleven and that basis suddenly reduced one-half bv knocking out  silver) that one-half of tfie tangible and  available wealth of the world was rendered impotent, and the whole money  power placed under the control of the  great money-lending and bond-holding  syndicates of London, Paris, Berlin,  Prankfort, etc., Wall Street their tool,  thus establishing a gigantic monopoly,  for the simple reason that these syndicates own and control nearly all the  gold of the world both in store and in  prospect, and have only to touch the  button to contract or expand the credit  of the world, and send a wave of depression or a glimmer of relief over the  land. According as either promises a  dividend, and ail this tinder the pretense of establishing a reliable standard  measure of value unvarying!? unchangeable ! ? stable! ? etc., etc.  The pretence is rotten and false. Gold  posesses no supernatural or intrinsic  merit, to justify its being made the Only  standard. , It is onlv a commodity the  same as silver and like any other commodity is subject to fluctuation as production or demand may determine. The  coarseness of judgment of the ablest  disinterested writers on the g*old and  The Editor of The Ledge:  Sir���Pro Bono Publico in  a rather  hysterical letter which you published  on September 16th invites the public  "to stem   the   tide   ot   immorality"  which he asserts to be "flaunting  itself barefaced" in this neighborhood.  How a tide manages "to flaunt itself  barefaced" how taking vigorous steps  is to prevent it from so doing,  is so  bewildering an idea,  that it is only  possible to hope that "Pro Bono Publico" mixes his drinks somewhat less  than he mixes his metaphors.  So extremely delicate is ��� 'Pro Bono  Publico" that with fine poetic feeling  he has used a word,   which   to   the  best of my knowledge, plus a dictionary, does not exist; for prostitutes in  his language   are   "gay lariattes"  whilst to portray their followers  he  must needs have recourse to an  an  cient military term and they are accordingly "cohorts."  ��� But "Pro Bono Publico" wishes to  be taken seriously apparently, for he  protests indignantly   against saloon  keepers permitting ' 'lewd characters"  to drink at their bars,   and their so  doing he declares to be  illegal.     As  a public bar is a  public  place   and  therefor open to all adults,  it would  be interestiug to know how a saloon  keeper could legally   refuse to   sell  drink to any adult who demanded it.  "Pro Bono Publico" further states  that the sale of land to persons of ill  repute is a violation   of   * 'all   moral  and statute law" and here again  apparently he has drawn more on a fervid imagination, than a profound legal  knowledge.   May I also remind him  that "The Almighty" is reported to  lo allow his sun to shine on the just  and the unjust.   Of course this reported breach of all moral  law on   the  part of "The Almighty" may be  unfounded.  But "Pro Bono Publico'' wishes to  be decent, and to attain that questionable end, he attacks these,poor pros  titutes. and would drive them forth,  from our elegant society, where at  least they are far less dangerous to  "respectable women" than are drunken men.  Prostitution is as inevitable an accompaniment of our present marriage  system, as poverty is of our present  rotten property system; and "Pro  Bono Publico's" nostrums are only on  a par with such remedies as painting  an abcess to resemble healthy flesh.  Let us hope that "Pro Bono'Publico  may in the future cultivate any other  sense, rather than moral sense.  Yours very truly,   J. C. Harris.  AINSWORTH.  [From Our Regular Correspondent.]  Tenders are being inv ited for 200 feet  of tunnel on the Twin mine.  The Foresters are considering' the  advisability of building* a hall.  Maxwell Stevenson is calling for tenders for 1,000 cords of wood to be cut on  the Ivanhoe.  Ben Bowdler has taken a 50-foot tunnel contract on the No. 1.  It is rumored that a change of management in the McLeod Mining Co. is  to take place shortly.  Tenders will.be invited for the erection of the new hospital next week.  About ��500 has been raised for the purpose.  The wire tramway at the Stevenson  concentrator has been strung. In about  twelve days the concentrator will be  Mrs. McDonald, formerly of the Stanly House, Nelson, has rented Green  Bros, old stand and opened a bath  house, laundry and bakery.  Will Gallop has commenced the construction of a two story store building  on the south side of Wright street,  which he will occupy as a telegraph and  express office.  There is $50,000 worth of No. lore  piled on the dock ready for shipment to  Pilot Bay. Leander" Shaw, superintendent, has held his ore since prices  declined, and in consequence has made  a clean-up out of the difference.  The Highland is the ibest developed  oroperty    in    the    Ainsworth    camp.  There is in the neighborhood of 50,000  tons of ore in sight, blocked out. There  is about 600 feet of drifts, tunnels and  raises,   840,000   worth   in   all.     About  ���$25,000 tons of concentrating ore on the ���  dump.    Not a nickel's worth  has ever  been sold.   Considerable of the ore now |  on the dump will go 180 ozs. and 60 per i  cent.   The owners put to work a force j  of men clearing for tramway, concen- j  trator   site,   grading   for    frame,   etc. j  These men have now been laid off and i  no attempt to work the property.or ship |  the ore on the dump   is   being made.;  This looks like crooked management. |  The Highlander should be the biggest  shipper on the lake.    Apparently some-  '���ne is to be froze out.  The following is the list of officers  elected by the" Independent Order of  Foresters":   J. P.: Miller, chief Ranger;  F. L. Fitch, Past Chief Ranger; W.  Davidson, Vice-Chief Ranger; Dr. Lambert, Physician; W. R. Jar vis, Jlec'dJ  Sec; W. Freeman, Financial Sec;  Leander Shaw, Treas.; F. Heap, Chaplin; C. Larson, Jr. Court; R. M. Bee-  man, Sr. Woodwards; McDougall. Jr.  Woodwards; F. Clapp, Sr. Beadle; J.  Hedgar, Jr. Beadle. A very strong  lodge has been organized. The membership is now about 75. A suitable  hall is to be erected as soon as arrangements to that end can be made.  A FAMOUS GAMBLER.  Pat  Sheedy's   Word   Invariably Taken aa  Security For a 1.09m.  "There isn't a sporting man in the  United States who would refuse to stake  Pat Sheedy at any game and ask no  better security than his word," said  one of Mr. Sheedy's friends on Saturday evening. "His reputation is known  among bankers too. I remember a little  incident that occurred in Boston a few  years ago that illustrates this. Pat had  spent some time in Saratoga and luck  was against him. He came down to  Boston, and the first night that he was  in town he went against a faro game  and it broke him. He didn't hare  enough left to pay hia way back to New  York. Pat walked into a certain bank  in Boston whose president had the reputation of being a good fellow. He asked for the president, and when he had  been ushered into the office be said:  " 'I came to borrow a small amount  from your bank, $1,000 in faot.'  "Pat, you know, looks like a prosperous, conservative business man, and  evidently the president thought that he  was.  "'All right,' was the reply. 'We  shall be glad to let you have the money.    What is yocr security?'  " 'Simply n:y word.'  "'That won't Co in the banking  business.   Who are you?  "���'I am Pat fchecdy, the gambler,'  was the cool reply.  "It happened that the president knew  him by reputation, and after a short  talk with Pat be gave him the $1,000  from his personal accomit. Two days  later Pat came in and returned it. He  bad cleared it fioru the game and aa  much more. "���New York Sun.  British Modeuty.  The Duke of Teck having asked the  Canadian government to allow him and  his chartered company to govern the  Canadian gold regions in the Yukon river  territory, The British Columbian Press  says, "This is the most paralyzing  proposition ever presented to any modern government���to hand the government of Canadians and Americans over  to a chartered company, as if they were  bo many Hottentots." ' '  Early Exports of Cheese.  The first exporrs of cheese from the  United States are believed to have been  made about 1826, when Harry Burrello!  Herkimer county, N. Y., opened a regular cheese trade with England.  Do you want Ink ?  Do you want Type ?  Do you want Stereo Plates ?  Do you want to trade Presses ?  Do you want to trade Paper Cutters ?  Do you want Anything in the way  of Printing Material.  Co"^?heToronto Type  Foundry Co.,Etd.  J.C.CROME, Agent,  C70 Cordova Street,  J^u       VANCOUVER, B.C.  108 Bishopsgate St.  [within]  XV. S. Dbewry  Kaslo, B.C.  H. T. 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RNITU  ���I. .carry the stock���the largest in the Slocan -  Kootenay, in show rooms  covering  3,000 feet of floor space.  <. .  Furniture for a Mansion or Cottage at  Bottom Pric  One hundred dozen of chairs to select from   ���<���  direct from the factories at prices low as the  lowest.        D. M.  CROWLEY,  practical upholsterer, with a staff of mechanics, can make  anything to order.  Undertaking a Specialty.  Note the address: Above the Ledge office,  Sixth Street. New Denver.  Freight paid on gocTds to Sandon, Slocan City and all Lalce points.  wmm  mffmsmYmmmYmmmYmmmYm  mmmmmm  N.pvv? 012 tfye Ma-Fket.  NoWoi] the Market.  fn  oedlk  Situated 117.tf?e Heart of ti?e Isen^oi?. Gpeek Gold Mir>es.  Plenty of Good Timber.  Black Prince,  Cold Blow,  Alpine,  Cameronian,  Alexandra,  Scenic,  Tcao beaatifal lakes neat* the f   ^res of Liemon Creek  A beautifully situated townsite, surrounded by Gold Mines.  :��  Perfect Title to all property.  Pric e of Lots from $50 to $150 each.  Lucky George,  Maple Leaf,  Crusader,  Howard Fraction,  Sundown Fraction  and many others.  SIsO&.nN 0ITY,  B.   0.  (5BXBR;-\l9  AGENTS. 6  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., SEPTEMBER 30, 1897.  Fourth Year  Taftf 1�� a. BaH^t-  Misadventures?   Well, if I were an  author  by profession, I could make a  pretty big book  of  the  administrative  mishaps  which   befell me  during  the  three years I spent in Corsica as legal adviser to the French prefecture.   Here is  one which will probably amuse you:  '"'Ihad just entered upon my duties at  Ajaccio.    One  morning  I was  at   the  club, reading the papers which had just  arrived from Paris, when   the prefect's  manservant  brought me a note, hastily  written  in pencil:   "Come  at once.   I  want you.    We have got the brigand  Quastana. "I  uttered an  exclamation  of joy and went off as fast as I could to  the  prefecture.'  I  must tell you  that,  under the empire, the arrest of a Corsi-  can bauditto was looked upon as a brilliant exploit  and meant promotion, especially if  you threw a certain dash of  romance about it in your official report.  Unfortunately brigands ��� had   become  scarce.    The  people were getting more  civilized   and   the vendetta was  dying  out.  If by chance a man did kill another  in  a  row, oi-  do  something which  made it.advisable for him to keep clear  of tlie police, he generally bolted to Sardinia instead of turning brigand.    This  was not  to our  liking, for no brigand,  no  promotion.    However,   our  prefect  had succeeded in   finding one.    He was  an  old  rascal named Quastana,  who,  to  avengo  (ho  murder of  his brother,  had killed  goodness  knows how many  people.   He had' been pursued with vigor, but had  escaped, and after a   time  the hue  and  cry had  subsided and he  had been  forgotten.   Fifteen years had  passed, and the man had lived in seclusion, but  our prefect, having  heard of  the  affair  and  obtained a clew to his  whereabouts,   endeavored   to   capture,  him, with no more success than his predecessor.   Wo were beginning to despair  of our promotion.     You can therefore  imagine how pleased I was to receive  the note from my chief.  I found him in his study, talking  very confidentially to a man of the true  Corsican peasant type.  "This is Quastana's cousin," said the  prefect to me in a low tone. "He lives  in the little village of Solenzara, just  above Porto Vecchio, and the brigand  pays him a visit every Sunday evening  to have a game of scopa. Now, it seems  that these two had some words the other Sunday, and this fellow has determined to have revenge, so he proposes  to hand his cousin over to justice, and,  between you and me, I believe he means  it. But as I want to make the capture  myself, and in as brilliant a manner as  possible, it is advisable to take precautious in ordc ��� not to expose the government to riu ale. That's what I want  you for. You are quite a stranger in the  country and nobody knows you. I want  you to go and see for certain if it really  is Quastana who goes to this'man's  bouse."  "But I have never seen this Quastana," I began.  My chief pulled out his pocketbook  and drew forth a photograph much the  worse for wear.  "Hereyou are," he exclaimed. "The  rascal had the cheek to have his portrait taken last year at Porto Vecchio."  * While we were looking at the photo  the peasant drew near, and I saw his  eyes flash vengefully, but the look  quickly vanished, and his face resumed  its usual stolid appearance.  "Are you not afraid that the presence  of a stranger will frighten your cousin  and mako him stay away on the following Sunday?" we asked.  "No," replied the man. "He is too  fond of cards. Besides, there are many  new faces about here now on account of  the sbooting. I'll say that this gentleman has come for me to show him  where the game is to be found."  Thereupon we made an appointment  for the next Sunday, and the fellow  walked off without the least compunction for his dirty trick. When he was  gone, the prefect impressed upon me  the necessity for keeping the matter  very quiet, because he intended tha<;_^-'  body else should share the credit of the  capture. I assured him that I would  not breathe a word, thanked him for  his kindness in asking me to assist him,  and we separated to go to our work and  dream of promotion.  The next morning I set out in full  shooting costume and took the coach  which does t'.ie journey from Ajaccio to  Bastia. For ihosewho love nature there  is no better lide in the world, but I was  too busy with my castles in tho air to  notice any of tlie beauties of the landscape.  At Bonifacio wo stopped for dinner.  When I got on the coach again, just a  little' elpvntpd by the contents of a good  sized bottle, I four.d that I had a fresh  traveling companion, who had taken a  seat next to me. He was an official at  Bastia, and I had already met him���a  man about my own age and a native  of Paris, like myself���a decent sort ol  fellow.  You are probably aware that the administration, as represented by the prefect, etc., and the magistrature never  get on well together. In Corsica it ia  worse than elsewhere. The seat of the  administration is at Ajaccio, that of the  magistrature at Bastia. We two therefore belonged to hostile parties, but when  you are a long way from home and  meet some one from your native place  you forget all else and talk of tlie old  sountry.  We were fast friends in less than nc  time and were consoling each other foi  being in "exile," as we termed it. The  bottle of wine had loosened my tongue,  and I soon told him in strict confidence  that I was looking forward to going  back to France to take up some good  post  as  a  reward for  my share in the  capture of Quastana, wliom we hoped  to arrest at his cousin's house on Sunday evening. When my companion got  "off the coach at Porto Vecchio, we felt  as though we had known each other foi  years.  ���        *        *        ��        ���        ���        ���  I arrived nt Solenzara between 4 and  5 o'clock. The place is populated in  winter by workmen, fishermen and customs officials, but in summer every one  who can shifts his quarters up in the  mountains on account of fever. The village was, therefore, nearly deserted  when I reached it that Sunday afternoon.  I entered a small inn and had something to eat while waiting for Matteo.  Timo went on, and the fellow did no!  put in an appearance. The innkeeper  began to look at me suspiciously, and 1  felt rather uncomfortable. At last there  came a knock, and Matteo entered.  "He has come to my house, " he said,  raising his hat. "Will you;follow me  there?"  We went outside. It was very dark  and windy. We stumbled along a stony  path for about three miles���a narrow  path, full of small stones and overgrown  with luxuriant vegetation, which prevented us from going quickly.  "That's my house," said Matteo,  pointing among the bushes to a light  which was flickering at a short distance from .us.  A minute later we were confronted  by a big do:;, who barked furiously, at  us. One would havo iaiu.cincd that he  meant to stop us going farther along  the road.  "Here, Bruccio, Bruccio!" cried my  guide; then, leaning toward me, he  said: "That's Quastana's dog���a ferocious animal. He has no equal for keeping watch." Turning to the dog again,  he called out: "That's all right, old  fellow. Do you take its for policemen?"  The enormous animal quieted down  and came and sniffed around cur legs.  It was a splendid Newfoundland dog,  with a thick, white, woolly coat .which  had obtained for him thenameof Bruccio (white cheese). He ran on in front  of us to the house, a kind of stone hut,  with a large hole in the roof which did  duty for both chimney and window.  In the center of the room stood a  rough table, around which were several  "seats" made of portions of trunks oi  trees hacked into shape with a chopper. A torch stuck in a piece of wood  gave a flickering light, around which  flew a swarm of moths and other insects.  At the table sat a man who looked  like an Italian or Provencal fisherman,  with a shrewd, sunburned, clean shaved  face. He was leaning over a pack of  cards and was enveloped in a cloud of  tobacco smoke.  "Cousin Quastana," said Matteo as  we went in,' "this is a gentleman who"  is going shooting with me in the morning. He will sleep here tonight, so as  to be close to the spot in good time tomorrow. ''  When you have been an outlaw and  had to fly for your life, you look with  suspicion upon a stranger. Quastana  looked me straight in the eyes for a second; then, apparently satisfied, he saluted me and took no further notice of  me. Two minutes later the cousins were  absorbed in a game of scopa.  It is astonishing what a mania for  card playing existed in Corsica at that  time, and it is probably the same now.  The clubs and cafes were watched by  the police, for the young men ruined  themselves at a game called bouillotte.  In the villages it was the same. The  peasants were mad for a game at cards,  and when they had no money they played for their pipes, knives, sheep���anything.  I watched the two men with great  interest as they sat opposite each other,  silently playing the game. They watched each other's movements, the cards  either face downward upon the table  or carefully held so that the opponent  might not catch a glimpse of them,  and gave an occasional quick glance at  their "hand" without losing sight of  the other player's face. I was especially  interested in watching Quastana. The  photograph was a very good one, but it  jould not reproduce the sunburned face,  the vivacity and agility of movement,  surprising in a man of his age, and the  hoarse, hollow voice peculiar to those  who spend most of their time in solitude.  Between two and three hours passed  in this way, and I had some difficulty  in keeping awake in the stuffy air of  the hut and the long stretches of silence, broken only by an occasional exclamation: "Seventeen!" "Eighteen!"  From time to time I was aroused by a  heavy.gustof wind or a dispute between  the players.  Suddenly there was a savage bark  from Bruccio, like a cry of alarm. We  all sprang up, and Quastana rushed out  of the door,' returning an instant afterward and seizing his gun. , With an exclamation oi' rage he darted out of the  door again and was gone. Matteo and I  were looking at one another in surprise,  when a dozen armed men entered and  called   upon   us  to   surrender,   and   iD  less time than it takes to tell you we  were on the ground, bound, and prisoners. In vain I tried to make the gendarmes understand who I was. They  would not listen to me. "That's all  right. You will have an opportunity of  making an explanation when we get to  Bastia."  They dragged us to our feet and drove  us out with the butt ends of their carbines. Handcuffed and pushed- about by  one another, we reached the bottom of  the slope, where a prison van was waiting for us���a vile box, without ventilation and full of vermin���into which  we were  thrown and   driven to Bastia,  es^uiLed by gendarmes with drawn  swords.  A nice position for a government official.  ��        ���        ���        ���        ���        ���        ���  It was broad daylight when we reached Bastia. The public prosecutor, the  -���oionel of the gendarmes and the governor of the prison were impatiently  awaiting us. I never saw a man look  more astonished than the corporal in  charge of the escort, as, with a triumphant smile, he led me to these gentlemen and saw them hurry toward me  with all sorts of apologies and take off  the handcuffs.  "What! Is it you?" exclaimed the  public prosecutor. "Have these idiots  leally arrested you? But how did it  come 'about���what is the meaning of it?"  Explanations followed. On the previous day the public prosecutor had received a telegram from Porto Vecchio;  informing him of the presence of Quastana in the locality and giving precise  details as to where and when he could  be found. The name of Porto Vecchio  opened my eyes. It was that traveling  companion of mine who had played me  this shabby trick. He was the prosecutor's deputy.  "But, my dear sir," said the public  prosecutor, "whoever would have expected to see you in shooting costume  in the house of the brigand's cousin.  We have given you a rather bad time  of it, but I know you will not bear malice, and you will prove it by coming to  breakfast with me." Then turning to  the corporal and pointing to Matteo, he  said: "Take this fellow away. We will  deal with him in the morning."  The unfortunate Matteo remained  dumb with fright. He looked appeal-  ingly at me, and I, of course, could not  do otherwise than explain matters. Taking the prosecutor on one side, I told  him that Matteo was really assisting  the prefect to capture the brigand, but  as I told him all about the matter his  face assumed a hard, judicial expression.  "I am sorry for the prefecture," he  said, "but I have Quastana's cousin,  and I, won't let him go. He will be  tried with some peasants who are accused of having supplied the brigand  with provisions."  "But I repeat that this man is really  in the service of the prefecture," I protested.  "So much the worse for the prefecture," said he with a laugh. "I am  going to give the administration a lesson it won't forget and teach it not to  meddle with what doesn't concern it.  There is only one brigand in Corsica,  and you want to take him. He's my  game, I tell you. The prefect knows  that, yet lie tries to forestall me. Now  I will pay him out. Matteo shall be  tried. He will, of course, appeal to your  side. There will be a great to do, and  the brigand will be put on his guard  against his cousin and gentlemen of the  prefecture who go shooting."  Well, he kept his word. We had to  appear on behalf of Matteo, and we had  a nice time of it in the court. I was the  laughing stock of the. place. Matteo  was acquitted, but he could no longer  be of use to us, because Quastana was  forewarned. He had to quit the country.  As to Quastana, he was never caught.  He knew the country, and every peasant  was secretly ready to assist him, and  although the soldiers and gendarmes  tried their best to take him they could  not manage it. When I left the island,  he was still at liberty, and I have never heard anything about his capture  since.���-Alphonse Daudet in Strand  Magazine.  ��  UFEER FOft A PEICE.  SCHEMES  DEVISED TO OBTAIN ACCIDENT  INSURANCE.  People Maim Themselves, and Some Horrible Result* Are the Consequence���Several Interesting; Instances of Pecttfiju  Casualties.  TO  ONE THAT CHID  HIM  FOR GATHERING THE   LATEST  ROSES.  The Results of Nansen's Voyage.  It is too soon to determine, says Professor Shalcr in The Atlantic, the full  value of the scientific results which have  been attained by Nausen's voyage. His  book is professedly a popular narrative.  It evidently contains an account of only  a part of the investigations which were  made. It seems likely that the harvest  of facts will prove to be limited, but  what was gathered is of very great importance. The gains to science may be  briefly stated as follows: No land masses  of any importance were discovered,  though certain small additions were  made to our knowledge of the islands of.  the Franz Josef group. But if the over  sea features of the region traversed lack  interest, the under water part thereof  affords a great surprise. It had long  been assumed on what appeared to be  good grounds that the polar sea was  shallow, but Nansen's and Sverdrup's  soundings show that their ship floated  from one end of her course in the ice to  the other over a depth of about 12,000  feet.  President Crespo.  HobartC. Chatiield Taylor of Chicago,  who has been traveling in South America, speaks thus of General Crespo, president of Venezuela: "He is a perfect  type of what one imagines a South  American dictator would be like. He is  more Indian than Spanish and has a  swarthy complexion and a tall, soldierly appearance. He showed me all over  a new palace which he is building and  of which he is the architect. The most  interesting feature of tho building is a  subterranean passage which leads from  the cellar and after interminable windings has its outlet in the country. Just  where the opening is nobody kuows but  he, and he carries the key. He had it  constructed so that in case he should be  obliged to flee on account of a revolution  he could ride through on horseback and  make eood his escape."  Prince BorlB.  Prince Boris, the future ruler of Bulgaria, is a pretty little boy, and he is  fortunately too young to be at all aware  cf the bitter quarrels which raged over  bis cradle. He was still an infant in  arms when he. was "converted" to the  Orthodox faith, to the great anger of  his mother. Indeed, at the time she declared that nothing would induce her  to continue taking care of her child,  but maternal love conquered, and  though Boris is taken in state each Sunday to an Orthodox, or Greek, church  place of worship he is vigilantly guarded from those who might wish to do  him harm.���Pearson's Weekly.  What some people will suffer in ordei  to secure money fraudulently, is often  shown in the accident insurance business. There is as much moral hazard  connected with accident insurance, and  probably more, than with any branch of  underwriting. It seems incredible thai  men will purposely maim themselves  and suffer the agony that is sure to follow simply to secure weekly benefits  and insurance from accident companies,  and yet there are thousands of just such  cases.  Men devise every possible means  to  injure their bodies aud disfigure themselves for life to obtain insurance.   One  of the favorite methods is to fall from a  moving train or to lie near the track and  have a train run over one's leg.  In this  way hundreds of voluntary "accidents"  have taken place, some of them horrible  in  their  results, usually meaning  the  loss of one or more members of the body.  One of the  most  terrible cases was  brought to light by a Chicago company.  A man had taken out ��40,000   accident  insurance.   Ho lives in a small town in  this state.    For a week or so he visited  a sawmill   at  the  edge  of  town  and  finally found an opportunity to get near  the saw when  no  one else was  in  the  vicinity.    It; was  his  intention, as  he  afterward confessed, to allow  the saw  to wound him slightly, so that he would  have an  excuse to get some insurance.  Instea , however, the machine  plowed  through   the  bone  and  cut  one of Lis  arms in two, the one hand holding  the  other dangling one with, a viseliko grip,  showing that he held it next to the saw.  Another well known method  is  pretending to get hurt by street cars.   Not  many weeks  ago  a  man carrying considerable accident insurance boarded an  electric car running to Roby.  He waited  until no one was looking and  then  al  lowed himself'to fall  and  be  dragged  several feet, during which time he was  horribly mangled.  Being "accidentally" shot while examining a gun is a favorite scheme,  many shooting off a foot, necessitating  amputation.  A noted accident swindle was brought  to mind by an application for insurance  sent down  from  Wisconsin ���by a man  whose  family had been   paid the full  amount of   the insurance on his life, as  he was supposed to have been burned to  death.    His  cottage   burned  one night  and in the ruins was found a skeleton,  or the  part  of one, which the family  identified  as   being  the remains of the  man of the house.    A funeral was held,  and the family seamed sorely distressed.  The companies paid  the  insurance in  full.    It afterward developed  that the  man was alive. He had set the house on  fire and procured a body to be identified  as his, which  was  in   the  debris.   He  went to Australia, and  the  companies  attempted to corral  him, but could not  get him.  He now returns to another locality, and applies for accident insurance.  There are hundreds of  most peculiar  accidents.   A claim  came in to a company recently for the Joss of an  eye, it  having been injured by a swallow darting  its  bill into a man's eye as he was  walking along the street.  Another claim came in for injuries to  a man's face. It seems he was sleeping  on an old fashioned bedstead when the  heavy slam of a door caused one of the  large balls on the bedpost to fall and  injure the sleeper.  Another peculiar accident befell an  Iowa man. He had leaning on a mantel  an unsheathed sword. One evening, as  he sat in a chair, musing before the fire,  the jar from a slamming door shook the  sword from the mantel and It fell,  piercing the man's leg.  A grocer at Louisville had a remarkable thing happen to him. His family  ���consisted of a wife aud three children,  and they were dependent upon him. He  took out accident insurance, and a few  days later, after having closed his  store, he was sitting in his parlor, over  it,'when he heard the postman's characteristic knock. He threw down his  paper and hurried down stairs. When  in the middle of a long, steep flight,  his foot slipped, and he was forcibly  precipitated down the remainder of the  stairs to the hall below, where he  struck his head heavily against a metal  letter box, which caused concussion of  the brain, from which he soon died.  The remarkable point was that in the  letter box at the time of the accident  was the policy for which the grower had  been negotiating. It had just been delivered by the postman to whose knock  he was responding.  Another strange case happened, when  a man was on the following day to sail  abroad on a mountain tour through  Switzerland. He went to an accident  insurance agent and took a policy. This  was done, and he left the office in New  York, which is situated on a street  Where the track is seriously congested.  Turning straight out of the office, without looking where he was going, he ran  into a horse attached to a hansom, by  which he was knocked down and fatally  injured.���Chicago Inter Ocean.  As fickle as an April morn,  October with his driving rain  Now smote the garden paths forlorn,  Now broke in smiles again,  Crying, "We tarry all too late."  Each other flower drooped her head.  But dauntless still they kept their state,  The roses white and red.  And, "We shall reign," they said, "for  long."  I gathered them for your delight.  "Nay, then, you did them cruel wrong,  The roses red and white.  "For they had gladdened many a day.  Defying still tlie somber time,  Amid ihe whirling leaves' decay  Recalling summer's prime."  Then I: "How sorrowful their lot,  Who'queened it at the garden's court,  To.'-Ujim- 0:1 when j.^tj* not,  To be the mad wina"B sport;  "To feel their draggled petals fall,  Each after ot2ier, drenched and cold,  Till now the blast has dashed them all  Upon the chilly mold.  "A royal sepulture they crave���  Eefrtsc. not thou a last behest-  One hour to live in beauty brave,  Then die upon thy breast.".  ���H. C. iuinchin in Spectator.  A. Burst of Generosity.  "I hear," said the crusty old gentleman, "that there are some volins so  valuable that nobody thinks of playing  on them."  "Yes. I saw one in a museum," replied his wife.  "I wonder if I couldn't buy one and  trade it to the young man next door for  the fiddle that he has been using for the  lart six months."���Washington Star.  To the inhabitants  of New Denver  and all  Slocan Lake  Points:  Many have received BENEFIT  from   my Optical   Department,  Why not You?  You who have tried common  Spectacles in vain, and suffered "from eye, strain, causing  Nervous Headache, Etc.  It will pay you to come to  SANDON and Have your oyes  properly tested and fitted with  suitable glasses.  THis is the only reined y when  your trouble arises from Defective Eyesight, and should  he attended to at once. I have  one of the best trial cases made  and can give you the best service.  Eyes tested Free.  G. AV. GRIMMETT,  Jeweler and Optician, Sandon, B.C.  Port of Nakusp.  THOS. ABRIEL  CUSTOnS BROKER,  Real Estate, Mines & Insurance.  Nakusp,   < C.  J.R.&B.GaraeroR  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Furnish Clothing*  ���: in the :���  -   Latest Style  ���: of the :���  Tailor's    RPt.  Shops at THREE FOttKS & SANDON.  Dealers in  Hardware,  Tin   and   Graniteware,  Miners' Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  SLOGAN CITY, B.C.  THE|V"ASLO HOTEL  H^^   Family & Commercial.  L  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Rosebery  The northern connecting point of  the C. P. R. on Slocan Lake.  Rosebery  Has the only  Slocan City.'  safe harbor north of  A Woman President?  In speaking to a temperance audience  recently the Rev. Elbert O. Taylor of  Oak Park, Ills., said that unless there  was a change in the caliber of men who  hold the reins of power in the United  States the government of the great republic would scon be in the hands of  women and inside of another 25 years  there would be a woman president at  the capital.  The Wild Ox.  The ox  is  found in every country of  tlie world in a wild state.    Even in the  United   States  there  are herds, on the  festem plains, of  wild and often dimerous cattle.  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAP WORTH,  Proprietors.  To Prospectors  and Claim Owners  Mining Properties of  all kinds war ted for  English market.  Send full iKirriculars to  ���".lining- Broker,  RICHARD l'LEWJIAN  P. O. Box 7.VJ,  Rossland, B.  O  ������( ->  DR. A. MILLOY,  Room 17, Black's Hotel.  Sandon.  is  ��  19<2JJM10��UI110��J||1<0  irriag-es. fancy upholstery and  Baby c  furniture at Crowley  s.  Rosebery  It is at Rosebery where the beautiful Slocan steamer ties up over night  and where the employees can bring*  their families.  Rosebery  Lots were put on the market June 28  and are selling* fast. You cannot  afford to wait if you want a lot. They  are going up.  Rosebery  Men are now grading- and clearing  ���the townsite, and several buildings  are about to be erected.  Rosebery  Is destined to be the distributing centre for the Slocan.  Rosebery  Will become the great Concentrating  City of the Slocan, having abundance  of water and being easy of access to  the Mining Centre.    Watch this.  Rosebery  Terms, �� cash; balance three and six  months.  For full particulars apply to  A. M. BEATTIE,  General Agent. Fourth Yeak.  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., SEPTEMBER 30, 1897.  tN   THE  INN    PARLOR  WEDDING.  AFTER    THE  Tho flowery white wedding is over,  And over the rush of the train,  Bo turn your sweet eyes to your lover  And kiss, him again!  There's no one to bore or to bother,  There's no one to call and to stay;  Thi- whole pretty world and each other  Are ours from today.  This quaint little parlor���how pleasant  Its flavor of long ago life!  But the crown of its life is the present,  My darling, my wife!  The pleasant wood fire's glowing steady.  ,  The table is set and for two,  The little white table all ready  For me and for you.  Do you think that I ever shall bore  Will you ever be angry with me?  Ah, let me sit still and adore you  While you pour out the tea!  you?  I'll help you.   No boasts will I utter.  But you see how domestic I am.  I can cut you your thin bread and butter  And hand you the jam.  fc.fter tea we will stroll down the meadow  .   By moonlight, as true lovers should,  And kiss in the corner of snadow  You see by the wood.  One kiss!   Now my teacup Is carried  To the place that's lakl opposite you.  My wife pours the tea^.out!    We're married!  Oh, can It be true?   <  ���Pall Mall Gazette.  ST011Y OF A KISS.  A quaint little maiden, 10 years old,  of the Quaker City, returning from  school with book and slate, found her  way blocked by a great crowd, and up  the street soldiers came marching, accompanied by bands of music. Although  it was proscribed by the discipline of  her fathers, the child loved music and a  brass band above all things.  p Pushing her way among the people,  she saw banners with foroign names���  ' "Palo Alto," "Monterey," "Buena  Vista;" then came others with the legends "Old Rough and Ready, "General Taylor Never Surrenders," etc.  She knew it was in honor of the soldier president, the hero of a successful  war. Her father had told her about it,  and, although war was also proscribed  by the discipline of his peaceful sect,  success was not proscribed. Everybody  recognizes that, and the little maiden,  with round, wondering eyes, clasps her  hands and keeps time with the music  and is a part of the enthusiastic scene.  Every curve and dimple of her round  little body is a protest against discipline  and straight propriety. Every refractory,  worldly minded curl, in spite of discipline and bear's oil, has a way of escaping from the demure little hood and  dangling about tho child's eyes.  Now she hurries home to talk with  father about the parade. They were  great cronies. Ho had told her what  history they had been making down in  Mexico. She knew that tho Democrats  had wanted Lewis Cass for president,  and the Free Soilers, who were opposed  to the extension of slavery, wauted  Martin Van Buren, but General Taylor,  after his brilliant victories, was the  people's choice.  Now, our little Quakeress was a hero  worshiper, and, this soldier president  being the first historic character to  come in touch with her life, she proceeded, after (lie manner of womankind, to set him up in a high white  nicho in her worshipful heart.  Her father, being overkind and  trustful, had met with many business  losses. Although the ohild knew nothing of the mysteries of commerce, she  understood that he was in trouble, and,  young as she was, tried many little  plans to help him.  Tonight in her dreams there were the  gay parade, the music and banners, the  v     president and her father.  JW     Waking, she found   the   room very  gy dark.    Suddenly a streak of light came  in an eastern window.  "Oh, it is day, ".  she cried, "and that was the dark hour  which comes before it!"  Out of bed bounded the little white  robed figure, and, knocking at the door  of mother's room, called, "Father, is  thee awake?"  " What does thee want, my child?"  "I have seen the day come out of the  sky.    Tell  me, father, is it always the  darkest hour just before day?"  "I hope so, my daughter. "  "I am so glad," she said.  "The child has had an omen.   The  light maybe  breaking for us, wife,"  said he.  "Thee is getting superstitious, Horatio."  "It may be. I have often noticed  when a man is down he grasps the little things that a successful person  laughs at."  Our little maiden pattered back to  bed, where she evolved a very ambitious scheme, which she divulged at the  breakfast table.  "Father, will thee let me go to see  the president of the United States?"  She was a dainty little maid, but she  drew herself up with all her childhood's  dignity. "I want to see him on busi-  .nesB."  In answer to her father's surprised  lo��k she continued: "To ask him to let  ttiee work for him. Thee knows how to  add up sums and write letters and  books, or thee could mind the postoffice  for him and send the letters off to the  people. I am sure he would like thee  to do it. May I go and ask him, father?"  "I believe I will let tbeego, "said  the father quietly, as if she had asked  permission to go and visit a neighbor.  "Is thee crazy, Horatio?" It was the  mother who said this.  "No," he replied. "She has had an  inspiration and may follow it."  It was a wonderful journey from  Philadelphia to Washington. With a  trust in providence and the car conductor, she was sent alone.  At the door of the White House she  was told that the president did not receive visitors that day. She must come  tomorrow Nothing daunted, she made  her way back to the cars and found the  conductor.  "I shall uot go home until  I  see the  man, admiring the child's perseverance,  and together they started up Pennsylvania avenue, stopping at a millinery  shop kept by a good natured, motherly  woman. The situation being explained,  the child was welcomed and petted, but  never for a moment did she lose sight of  her important mission; carrying herself  w'ith a dignity proportionate to such an  ernbassadorship, much to the amusement of the good dame and her daughter. It was not until our little adventuress found herself put to bed in a big  four poster, in a room which seemed to  have an unusual number of dark corners, that she realized she was in a  Btrange place and on a strange errand,  and not in the snug little room adjoining mother's. She had never slept away  from home before.  At last the tired child fell asleep,  with the little speech she was to make  to the president strangely mixed up  with her nightly prayers. "Mr. President���I have come���to see thee���on���  God bless papa and mamma,���and all���  kind friends.  Amen."  The next day found her at the White  House. Crowds of people were already  waiting to see the president. She was  shown into an anteroom and waited a  long time. Lackeys came in and out,  commenting upon the visitors. Finally  they thought to amuse themselves with  the little girl, asking all sorts of questions���what'was her business, did she  want an office, etc.  Although this hurt our little friend,  she would not let it be seen, but after  bearing their taunts in silence for some  time she answered, with flushed cheeks,  "My business is with the president and  not his servants." They said no more.  At last the little girl was admitted.  A kind looking man sat on a blue sofa  and held out his hand. She went up,  and he took her on his knee, just like  her father always did. It was bo unexpected she could not speak.  "What can I do for yon, my child?"  he inquired, but tho little speech had  entirely vanished. She could not remember the first word. At last, looking  up into his face, she said, "My father"���  "I see," said the president, trying to  help her out. "You want me to do  something for your father. "  Then tho little msiden found her  tongue. "Oh, no, no, no," she cried,  " if thee will only let him do something  for thee!"  "Ah," said he, with an amused  smile, nodding to some'gentlemen who  stood near, "is your father as independent as yourself, my little woman?"  "My father just wants leave to work,"  she answered. "I have come all the  way from Philadelphia to ask thee,"  she continued impulsively.  " Ycu are a brave little woman," the  soldier said. "I am sorry I cannot do  anything for your father, or, rather,  not to be able to let your father do  something for me," he corrected, "but  I have put these things out of my pow-  NOTICE.  Licence Authorizing an Extra Px-ovincial  Company to Carry on Business.  '���Companies Act, 1897."  Canada, 1  Province of British Columbia, f  Xo. 3/07.  r-HHIS IS TO CERTIFY, that "The West  J_ Kootenay (B.C.) Exploring aud Mining  Company, Limited."' is authorized and licensed  to carry on business within the Province of  British Columbia.  The bead office of the Company is situate in  Scotland.  Tlie amount of the capital of the company is  .���e.Vi.OOO, divided into 50,00f> shares of ��1 each.  The head office of the Company in this Province is situate in Silverton, and David Bremner, whose address is Silverton, "West Kootenay, British Columbia, is the Attorney for the  company.  The objects for which tlie company has been  established and so licensed are:  (1.) To adopt and carry out, with or without  modification, an agreement between Alexander Hamilton Bremner, stockbroker, Glasgow,  of the first part, and Henry Forrister, stockbroker there, as trustee for and on behalf of  this company, of the second part, dated 12th  March, 1897. providing for the purchase by the  company of certain mineral claims, mining  rights, and others therein described, including  the mineral claims and mining interests in  the "Exchange" group, "Bachelor" group,  and "Wakefield" group, all in the Slocan  Mining District of West Kootenay, British  Columbia, with the plant, houses, and others,  ami the whole other rights and appurtenances  of the said mineral claims and others, all as  referred to in the said agreement:  (i) To acouire, explore, open and work  claims or mines, and to raise, dig and quarry  for gold, silver, minerals, ore and coal, earth  and other valuable substances, in British  Columbia, or elsewhere, and either absolutely  or conditionally, and either solely or jointly,  or with others:  (3) To carry on in all its branches the business of a mineral or mining company, merchants, agents, storekeepers, farmers, stockmen,  graziers,   carriers,   transport  agents,  (23.) To sell, feu, improve, manage, develop,  lease, mortgage, dispose of, turn to account  or otherwise deal with, all or any part of the  lands, property or rights of the company:  (i'l.) To procure the company to be registered  or recognized in British Columbia (or elsewhere,  as may from time to time be determined.):  (25.) To do all or any of the above things in  any part of the world, and in particular in  British Columbia (and in Great Britain), and as  principal agents, contractors, or otherwise, or by  and through trustees, agents, or otherwise, and  either alone or in conjunction with others:  (2fi.) To distribute amongst the members any  of tho property of the company without conversion into money, or any proceeds of sale or disposal of any property of the company:  (27.) To do all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the^attainment of the  above objects.  Given under mv hand and seal of office, at  Victoria, in the Province of British Columbia,  this 4 th day of August, one thousand eight hundred and mnety-seven.  [L.S.] ,       S.Y. WOOTTON,  Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  Fidelity Mineral Claim.  EACH  DAY.  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located:  About two miles southeast of New Denver,  B.C.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Alfred Driseoll, as agent  forF.-L Byron, free miner's certificate No.  81979, L. F. Holtz, free miner's certilicate No.  74080, ana A. S. Williamson, free miner's certificate No. 79237, intend sixty clays from  tlie date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the  above claim.  And further take notice that action, under j On the  section 37, must be commenced before tlie issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 20th day of Sept.. 1897.  PASSENCERfi  TRAINS U  EACH   DAY  ��� Between ���  Elkhoi-n Mineral Claim.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Yuma,    Aurora,    Suburban    and    Night  Hawk Fraction Mineral Claims.  er.'  Out of his power 1  The child looked at him in wonderment, vaguely trying, to comprehend  the law of limitation as applied to a  soldier and a president.  General Taylor arose, and, taking a  bouquet from a vase standing near, presented it to her, stooping at the same  time to kiss her forehead.  She understood that the interview  was over. It had been concluded with a  kiss, from which there was no further  appeal, graciously, given from her hero.  It made her a little topheavy for a moment, forgetting she had not gained her  end.  And the flowers! A gentleman on  tho cars, going home, offered her $5 for  them, the conductor having made quite  a heroine of her. But she would not  barter the president's gift. She realized  that they were not so substantial as a  postoffice position, but she would at  least take them to her father.  And the kiss���well, she has kept that  until this day.���Lizzie York Case in  Detroit Free Press.  president. Does thee know of any kind  lady who will let me stay at her house  tonif-lu?" she. asked.  "To   be  s-iiv  I  do,"said   the  good  The Founder of German East Africa.  Carl  Peters,   the  German  who  has  done more than any other man  to give  his country the doubtful glory of a colonial  empire, appears at present to be  in  disgrace  with   his  government for  reasons that are not obvious. He was in  high  favor  during the  opening of the  Baltio canal, and  in  the many talks 1  had with him I was much impressed by  his knowledge and his vigorous manner  of presenting it.    He is  the founder of  German East Africa, and it was he who  fitted  out the  German expedition  for  the relief of Eruin Pasha.    Of course in  Germany he vigorously abused all things  English, especially when   they conflicted with   the   interests of  colonial Germany,  but   aside from   this pardonable  political humbug   no  man knows England  better  or appreciates her services  in  Africa  more  highly than  Carl Peters.   He is  just now in London fitting  out another  African   expedition, about  which he throws considerable mystery.  He  deserves success, for   he  has great  physical strength   combined with mental equipment of the first order.  He has  traveled in every part of the world and  has a mind ready to acknowledge what  is good in different systems.   It is melancholy  to reflect   that this man, only  40 years  old, and   who  yet  has  lived  long enough to see the German flag carried into the heart of Africa, thanks to  his courage and enterprise���������that such a  man   should    be   by   Germany   turned  adrift, while   the colonial office in Berlin is lumbered up with a set of bureaucratic pedagogues, the whole volume of  whose learning   and   training is practically valueless.���Harper's Weekly.  The Occult.  The Orient���But you will not deny  that our attainments in occult science  at least far surpass yours.  The Occident���Occult? Say, right in  my own town there's a fortune teller  that I'll back against anything that  ever came down the pike. Why, she's  the seventh daughter of the seventh  daughter of the seventh wife of a seventh  husband.���Detroit Journal.  builders, contractors and briokmakers, and to  carry on any other business or businesses  which may seem to the company capable of  being conveniently carried on in connection  with the above, or calculated to develop, enhance the value of, or render profitable the  property and rights of the company:  (4.) To acquire from time to time, by purchase, lease or otherwise, such lands, mines,  works, ouildings, easements, machinery, plant  and stock-in-trade, and also any concessions,  claims, licenses, patents, trade marks, monopolies, rights, privileges or authorities of  and over mines, mining rights, land, mineral  properties, water and other rights in British  Columbia or elsewhere, as may be necessary  or convenient to enable the company to carry  on its business, and that either absolutely or  conditionally, and either solely or jointly with  others:   ,,  (5.) To acquire by purchase, concession,  lease, hire, charter or otherwise, or to erect,  construct, carry out, maintain, improve,  work, control and superintend any roads,  ways, bridges, machinery, works, houses, railways, reservoirs, water-courses, tramways,  aqueducts, wharves, furnaces, mills, quarries,  pits, crushing works, hydraulic works, electrical, chemical, and mechanical works, factories, warehouses, steam or sailing ships,  boring, hauling or other machinery, appliances or engines, and other works and conveniences which may seem directly or indirectly conducive to any of the objects of the  company; and to contribute to, subsidise, or  otherwise aid or take part in any such operations, whether the same belong to the <om-  pany or to any other company or person:  ((5.) To search for, win, get, quarry, reduce  amalgamate, calcine, dress, refine, and prepare for market auriferous quartz, silver,  minerals, ore, diamonds and precious stones,,  coal, earth, and other valuable substances,  and generally to carry on any metallurgical  operations which may seem conducive to any  of the objects of the company:  (7.) To buy, sell, refine, manufacture, and  deal in bullion, specie, coin, precious metals,  minerals, plant, machinery, implements, provisions, goods, draperies, and things capable  of being used in connection with any of the  operations or works of the company, or required by workmen and others employed by  company, or which the directors for the time  being may think fit to deal in or dispose of in  the districts where the company's works or  any of them may be carried on:  (8.) To purchase, subscribe towards, and  erect churches, halls, dwellings, hospitals, or  other charitable or other institutions or conveniences for work people; and to make donations to such persons and for such objects  as may be thought conducive to the objects of  tho company.  (!).) To establish, mannse. and assist chemical and assaying laboratories for analytical  and testing purposes, particularly for analysing aud testing the valuable substances  specified or referred to in this article, and  generally to carry on, and promote the objects  of mineralogists, metallurgists, and amalgamators:  C10.) To acquire, carry on and undertake all  or any part of the business, property, and  liabilities of any person or company carrying  on business similar to that which this company Is authorised to carry on, or possessed of  property or rights suitable for any of the purposes of this company.  (11.) To enter into partnership or into any  arrangement for sharing profits, union of interest, reciprocal concession, joint adventure  or otherwise, or amalgamate with any person  or company carrying on, or about to carry on,  any business similar to that -which this company is authorized to carry on, or any business or transaction capable of being conducted so as to directly or indirectly to benefit  this company.  (12.) To acquire any invention capable of  being used for any of the purposes of the company, and to acquire any letters patent, brevets d'invention, privileges, monopolies or  concessions of an analogous character,  whether granted by the United Kingdom of  Great Britain or British Columbia, or by any  other country, in respect to any such invention.  (13.) To acquire and grant licenses to work  and use any inventions wliich the company is  authorised to acquire: .  CM.)'To sell, lease, mortgage, abandon  claims and rights, dispose of, give in exchange,  turn to account, or otherwise deal with all or  any part of the property and rights of the  company, including the sale or other alienation, and the granting of powers to work any  mines, claims, interests or rights of the company on any terms which may from time to  time be deemed lit:  (l'i.) To sell the undertaking, property, and  rights, of the company, or any part or parts  thereof, from time to time, for such consideration as the company may think fit, and in  particular for cash, shares, stock, debentures,  debenture stock, property or secureties of any  other company having objects altogether or in  part similar to those of this company.  (Hi.) To buy. sell, and to make profits by  dealing in claims, mines, lands, properties,  rights and interests, and to develop and work  and otherwise turn the same to account, and  for this purpose to determine how much of the  proceeds of sale or realization of any such  claims, mines, lands, properties, rights, and  interests are to be deemed capital, and how  much profit, and to distribute any such profits  among the members in cash or otherwise:  (17.) To promote, form, and be interested in  any other company, syndicate and partnership  from time to time, whose objects shall include  tlie acquisition and taking over of all or any  of the property and liabilities of this company  and to transfer to any such company any  property of this company, and to take or otherwise acquire, hold, or dispose of shares, stock,  debentures, debenture stock, property, or  other secureties in or of any such company,  and to subsidise or otherwise assist any such  company:  (IS.) To invest and deal with any moneys of  the Company not immediately required for  carrying on the business of the company, upon  such secureties and in such manner as may  from time to time be determined, and to realise, vary, reinvest, or otherwise deal with such  securities as may from time to time be determined:  (10.) To lend money to any person or company, raid on such terms as may seem expedient, and in particular to any person or company having dealings with this company, and  to guarantee the performance of contracts by  any such person or company.  (20.) To remunerate any person or company  for services rendered in or about the promotion, formation, establishment, or registration of the company, or placing or assisting to  place any of the shares, capital, or any debentures or other securities of the company:  (21.) To draw, accept, make, indorse, execute, issue, discount, and negotiate bills of exchange, promissory notes, cheques, and other  negotiable or transferal.de instruments:  (22.) To borrow or raise money in such  manner as the company shall think fit, and in  particular by the issue of debentures, debenture stock, mortgage bonds, perpetual or otherwise), preference, or other shares of stock,  charged upon the whole or any part of the  property, assets or revenue of tlie company  (both present and future) including its uncalled capital:  Situate in the Slocan  Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.     Where located:    West  of the Ruth group, within one mile of the  town of Sandon.  TAKE   NOTICE,  That I, E. M. Sandilands,  1    free miner's certificate No. 8G121, intend, GO  days from the date hereof to apply to the Mining  Recorder for Certificate of Improvements, for the  puriwse  of obtaining  Crown  Grant  of   above  claims.  And further take notice that action under Sec.  37 must be commenced before issuance of such  Certificate of improvements.  Dated July 21,1807.  E. M. SANDILANDS.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On the  left bank of Miller Creek, about half a mile  from its junction with Carpenter Creek.  TAKE NOTICE, That I, J. H. Gray, acting as  agent for J. W. Stewart, free miner's certificate Xo. 77,008. intend, sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a  certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take "notice that action, under Sec.  37, must be commenced before the issuance of  such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this Kith day of July, 1807.  Trail and  Rossland  ii & Western R'y  Run Made in one Hour.  LAXD    REGISTRY    ACT.  Irene  Mineral Claim.  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenav District. Where located : Near the  town ofSandou.  TAKE NOTICE that I, E. M. Sandilands, free  miner's certilicate No. 8G121, as agent for A.  H. Blumenauer, free miner's certificate No. 61895.  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 said certificate of improvements.  Dated this, 18th day of August, 1897.  In the matter of an   application  for a Duplicate of Certificate of Title to Lots 27 and 28  Block 18; Lot 12, Block 10; Lots 21, 25, and  20, Block ao;  Lots 5. Gaud 7, Block 35; Lots  7, 8,11 and 12, Block 80; Lots 5, G, 19 and 20,  Block 15; Lots 19 and 20, Block 47; Lots 17  and 18, block 52;  McGrillivray's addition to  the Town of New Denver, B. C.  ���VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that it is my  i\    intention at the expiration of one month  from the date hereof to issue  a duplicate of  the Certificate of Title of William H. Smith, to  the above lands, dated 20th May, 1801, and  numbered 18208 A.  HENRY S. MASON,  Acting Registrar General.  Land Registry Office, Victoria, B C, Sept.���  1897.  NOTICE,  [L. 18-17, G. l.J  Snowflake Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: About  two miles easterly of the town of Cody and  adjoining the Greenhorn mineral claim.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Edward H. Apple-  L whaite, free miners' certificate No.  1206 A, intend, sixty days after date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  certificates of improvements for the purpose  of obtaining Crown grants of the above  claims.  And further take notice that action as under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 1st day of September, 1897.  EDWARD H   APPLEWHAITE.  RICHMOND, STARVEEW AND EMPIRE NO. 6  MINERAL CLAIMS.  ���vrOTTCE is hereby given that Iintend, 60 days.  vi after date to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase 160 acres of land, (more or less) situated on Glacier creek, on the opposite side of  Slocan lake from New Denver, and commencing at a post marked ��� 'Henry Stege's s. e. corner, thence 40 chains west, thence, 40 chains  north, thence 40 chains east, thence 40 chains  south along the lake shore to place of commencement.  Located Aug. 23,1897,  HENRY STEGE,  New Denver, Aug. 23,1897.  NOTICE.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: Three-  quarters mile s. e. of town of Sandon.  TAKE NOTICE, That I, R. E. Palmer, acting  1 as agent for George Gooderham, free  miner's certificate No 75189, intend, sixty days  from date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the  above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section- 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements  Dated this 29th dav of July, 1897.  R. E. PALMER.  ��OTICE is hereby given that GO days after date  I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner  of Lands and Works for permission to purchase  the following described lands situated in the  Slocan Mining Division, West Kootenay District,  on Fennel creek, (a Branch of Four Mile creek)  and about seven and one-half miles from the  town of Silverton: Commencing at a post on the  east side of Fennell creek marked "R. H. H.  Alexander's northeast corner," and. running west  30 chains, thence south 53 chains, thence east 30  chains, thence north 53 chains, to point of com.  mencement and containing 1G0 acras, more or  less.  Dated 20th August, 1897.  R. H. H. ALEXANDER.  No. 6 Leaves Rosslaud at 7 a.m.; Connects it,  the morning with Steamer at Trail.  No. 3 Leaves Trail at 8:15 a.m.; Connects at  Rossland with Red Mountain train for  Spokane.  No. 2 Leaves Rossland at 11:00 a.m.  No. 1 Leaves Trail at 12:30 p.m.; Connects with  C.P.R. main line Steames from the north  at Trail.  .No. 4 Leaves Rossland at 3:00 p.m.: Connects  with C.P.R. main line Steamers for the-  north ot Trail.  No. 5 Leaves Trail at 5:45 p.m.; Connects with  Steamer Lytton at Trail. -  F. P. GUTELIUS, Gen'ISupt.  Trail, B.C., June 4,1897.  CANADIAN  PACIFIC  _RAILWAY.  The Quickest  and  Cheapest Route  ;   East  or  West.  Steamer     leaves    Nakusp    every  morning, making" close connection  at  Revelstoke with train?   ^or  all points East or TV est.  Eeno Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.  TAKE NOTICE that I. S. P. Tuck, free  1 miner's certificate No. 97,382, acting as agent  forW. P. Rus&ell, free miner's certificate No.  7G2GG, intend sixty clays from date hereof to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate  of improvements for the purpose of obtaining  a Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements!'  Dated this 26th day of August, 1897.  DISSOLUTION  OF   PARTNERSHIP.  THE  Partnership  heretofore existing (between  Robert Sanderson and Nathan E. Lay, is  hereby dissolved by mutual consent.  ROBERT SANDERSON,  NATHAN E. LAY.  Trail. Sept. 13,1897.  KASLO & SLOCAN RY  .Before you travel get information from  C.P.R.   Agents as to time and  rates.    It will save you money  Apply to nearest Railway Agent  or to  H. DOUGLAS, Agent.    ,  H. M. MacGregor,  Trav. Pass Agt,  Nelson,   or to E.   J.  Coyle,   Dist.  Pass. Agt, Vancouver, B. C.  k  TIME CARD  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Great Eastern Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located:   Adjoining the Madison and about U miles southeast of Town of Sandon.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Robert E. Palmer of  1    Sandon, acting as agent for Price Eaton  Co., free miners' certificate No. 97435 intend GO  days from the date hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements,"!  R.E. PALMER.P.L.S.  Dated this lGth day of September, ia97.    selG  Leave 8 00  A.J"  "   8 3G  It  "   9 3G  14  "    9 51  it  '��� 10 03  t(  " 10 18  a  '< 10 38  u  Ar  -. 10 50  a  Lei  ive 11.00  a.m.  1     11.25  U  Arrive, 3 50 P.M  "      3 15 "  2 15 "  il       2 00 "  '���      1 45 "  1 33 "  1 12 "  1 00 "  Kaslo  South Fork  Sproule's ''���  Whitewater "  Bear Lake "  McGuigan "  Cody Junction "  Sandon Leave  CODY   LTXE.  Sandon      Arrive 11.55 a.m.  Cody " a 11.20   "  ROBT. IRVING,  Traffic Mngr.  GEO. F. COPELAND,  Superintendent  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red  Mountain  RAILWAYS  Wakefield Fraction Mineral Claim.  Lot 1810.  Situate on north side of Four Mile Creek, about 4  miles east of Silverton, Slocan Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  TAKE NOTICE, That I, Alfred Driseoll. as  L agent for Frank Culver, free miner's certificate No. R3.0it, intend, on days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  certificate of improvemonts, for the purpose of  obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under Sec.  37 must be commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements.  Dated this 0th day of August, 1S97.  Aurora Fractional Mineral Claim.  INTERNATIONAL      NAVIGATION  & TRADING CO.,  LTD.  ta  On Kootenay Lake and R'ver.  Time Card in Effect   Oct.   1st,   1897.   Daily  Except Sunday. Subject to Change without notice  Close connection at Five Mile Point with all  passengei trains of theN. & F.S.R.R. to and from  Northport, Rossland and Spokane.  Through   tickets sold at  Lowest Rates and  Baggage checked to all United States Points.  Lv. Kaslo for Nelson and way points. 5:15 a.m  Ar. Northport 12:15 p.m.; Rossland 3:10 p  m.; Spokane, G p.m.  Lv. Nelson for Kaslo and way points, 1.15 p.m.  Lv. Spokane 8 a.m.; Rossland, 10:20 a.m.;  Northport, 1:50 a.m.  The only all rail route without change  fears between Nelson and Rossland  nd Spokane and Rossland.  Only Route to Trail Creek  and Mineral District of the  Oolville Reservation, Nelson, Kaslo,   Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Except Sunday.  Arrive.  NELSON  ROSSLAND  SPOKANE  Daily  Leave.  9:10 a.m.  11:00 "  8:00 a.m.  5:45 p.m.  3:40   "  6:40 p.m  imers for Kaslo and  Close connection with Stea  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle  River and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with stage daily.  Atlantic Steamship Lines.  California, Allan Line...  Parisian, "  Carthaginian "  Labrador,D6minion Line.  Vancouver. "  From Montreal  Oct. 2      Oct!)  From New York  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: West  of the Ruth group.within one mile of the town  of Sandon.  ���TAKE NOTICE that I, H. B. Alexander, free  .L miner's certificate; No 77G(t'. intend, sixty  days from the date hereof to apply to the Mining  Recorder for certilicate of improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining Crown grant of above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  Section 37, must be commeneed before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 24th day of July, 1897.  Cazabazua Fraction Mineral Claim.  Lot 1809.  Situate on north side of Four Mile Creek about 4  miles east of Silverton, Slocan Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  ���PAKE NOTICE, That I, Alfred Driseoll, as  1 agent for Don.dd Bremner. free miner's certificate No. 84,990, intend, GO days from the date  hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder, for a  certilicate of improvements for the purpose of  obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under See.  37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this Gth day of August, 1897.  Yuma Fraction Mineral Claim.  NEW SERVICE ON KOOTENAY LAKE.  Lv. Nelson for Kaslo, etc. Tues.. Wed.. Thurs.;  Fri., Sat.; 8:30 a.m.   Ar. Kaslo. 1**:30, p.m  Lv. Kaslo for Nelson, etc.. Mon., Tues., Wed.,  Thurs., Fri.; 4 p.m.   Ar. Nelson, 8 p.m.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located:���  West of the Ruth group, within one mile of  the town of Sandon.  TAKE NOTICE that I. R. XV. Gordon . free min  er's certificate No. .89.539. intend, si.vty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37. must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements  Dated this 24th day of July. 1897.  BONNER'S FERRY and KOOTENAY RIVER  SERVICE.  The Alberta awaits the arrival of the International before leaving for Bonner's Ferry.  Lv. Kaslo, Sat.,4.00 p. m; Ar. Boundary, Sun.  midnight; Aj. Bonner's Ferry. Sun.. 10.30 a.m.  Lv Bonner's Ferry, Sun.. 1 p.m.; Ar. Boundary. Sun., 5 p.m.; Ar. Kaslo, Sun.. 10 p.m.  Close connecton nt Bonner's Ferry with  trains East bound, leaving Spokane 7.40 a.m.,  and West bound, arriving Spokane 7 p.m.  GEORGE   ALEXANDER, Gcn'l Mgr  Head Office at Kaslo, B.C.  Kaslo. B.C., Oct. 1,1897  LELAND  HOUSE  Makes it one of the Largest and most  Comfortable Hotels in Kootenay.  MRS. D. A. McDougald.  jsrA.*KTj-s*P,        -        -        BO.  Umbria, Cunard Line   Etruria "    Campania,      "     Majestic, White Star Line..    Teutonic "       St. Paul, American Line    St. Louis. ��� "    State of Nebraska, Allan State Line    Southwark, Red Star Line Sept ���.'">  Noordland, "  .......   Cabin sMS, $60, ���?G0, 70 ,*80 and upwards.  Intermediate .*.10 and upwards.  Steerage jS.1-.50 and upwards.  Passengers  Ticketed   through to all points in  Great Britain or Ireland, and at  Specially low  rates to all parts of the European Continent.  Prepaid Passages arranged from all points.  Apply to H. DOUGLASS, agent, New Denver,  or to���  WILLIAM   STITT,  General Agent,  C. P. R. OlhYes, Winnipeg  THE   STEAMER  W.HUNTER  Will leave NEW DENVER, every  afternoon upon arrival of train  from Sandon,  FOR SILVERTON,  SLOCAN CITY and ALL  INTERMEDIATE  POINTS.  Will leave SLOCAN* CITY at 7 a.m.  every morning except Sunday  FRED J. SQTJIEE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserino-s a)wavs on hand.  Powder carried only on Fridays.  Time Table subject to change without notice  S. T.N. CO.. Ltd.,  June 1.1897.  G. L. EST A BROOK, Master.  Hotel Vevey  Dining Room and Bar  class in every respect,  well furnished. Trail  Ten and Twelve Mile  Pack and Saddle Animals to hire.  ALLEN & CORY. Proprietors.  Vevtv, Slocan Lake, B.C.  First-  Rooms  open  to  creeks. 8  THE LEDG-E, NEW DENVER, B.C., SEPTEMBER 30, 1897.  Fourth Year  v.  MINING RECORDS  Showing the Rapid Development of the Slocan.  LOCATIONS OF  THE WEEK  Assessment Work Done on Claims  and Transfers of Mining:  Properties.  The following is a complete list of the  mining transactions recorded during the  week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Derive- were  as follows:���  LOCATIONS.  ,    Sept. ai-  G Homer  Cora Spafiord, near New Denver. H  Mont Rose and Franklin, oppNcw  Denver, John Williams; Edith,Mill creek, Martin  Murehison- Wonder and Lou, same, C M Ncsbitt.  Ski't. 22���Legal Tender, Miller creek, O Ring-  wood; Caledonia Fractional, John McXaskill.  Ski't. 24���Yukon, Four Mile. D J Hickey; Friday Morning, Carpenter, A P Anderson..  Seit 27���Independent Fraction, Tributary  creek. F G Golden and G II Wright; Robin, n. e.  New Denver, Wrn Barker; Eagle Fraction, Four  Mile, Chas McNieol,  ASSESSMENTS.  Sept 21���Nettie Fraction, Tyro, Amazon, Last  Chance No 11, Liberator No 2.  Sept 22���Gladstone, Jessie, Chicago.  Sept 23���Little King, Iowanda, Reuben, Bow  Knot,  Sept 25���Lone Jack, Havclock.  Sept 27���Omega Fraction, Marcus, Hoodoo  Fraction.  " TKANSFEHS.  Sept 22���Jessie ��, Chas Chambers to Byron N  White Co.. Sept 21, $200,,  Sept 24���Dorthy, D C Clark to A B JXailton,  Aug 2, "1,500.  Comstock, Silver Chief, Silver Cup, Kentucky  Girl, Ruby Trust, Duncan Bell-Irving to The  Comstock Mines, Sept 15, ��5.  Sept 25���Omega Fraction 1/5 to each, .Tethro A  Smith to Henry A Smith, G H Wright, Martin L  Grimmett and Geo E Smith, Sept 17.  Sept 27���Tho Silver Bell No 2, Olive Pringle to  Native Silver Bell Mining Co, Sept 8, ,*5,000.  ^iiiiinimiiinmifflinmiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinitiiiiiiinnniffliffliiinnHmHnii^  I NEWS IN PLACE 1  %IIIIUUlilllllllllllllillilllllllillllllllllllllllllilllllUllilllilillllliillUlllllIII^  Mr. Walton has opened an assay  office in Golden.  A waiting* room is to be added to the  C. P. It. ticKet office in New Denver.  Jim Isbister, the well-known railway  contractor is travelling in Rootenay.  H. W. C. Jackson, late editor of the  Rossland Miner, has gone to Scotland.  Howard West's building* on Sixth  street was started this week and is well  underway.  Mrs. David Matheson has moved her  store into the new Bolander block on  Slocan avenue.  The second wash-up of the Cariboo  Hvdraulic Co. resulted in  valued at 861,987.  The electric light in the band stand  is given gratis to the town by the electric light company.  F. >L. Forbes has been appointed  policeman at Silverton in place of Hamilton wiio resigned yesterday.  The steamer Slocan landed her passengers in the bay Monday afternoon  because the wind was blowing.  The Denver House is being greatly  improved by being rustic finished, with  the liberal use of building paper.  A surprise party was given Friday  evening at the home of Robt. I. Kirk-  wood by a large number of friends.  Work on the Ma Mere mineral claim  situated southeast of New Denver, has  a gold brick  with towering peaks on all sides far  and nearT that stand like white capped  sentinels robed in the gorgeons colors  of autumn foliage; the crystal Slocan  lake at her feet, New Denver offers the  finest residential site in the mountains.  That this fact is realized by all who  visit the Slocan is proved by the general course of events. As soon as a  stranger hits New Denver he wants to  get aTiome here. The oldest resident  is satisfied to put what money he has  made back into the town, and nobody,  rich or poor, who has got a taste of  New Denver life, is anxious to leave;  in fact, they can't be driven out with a  club but what they will float back. If  anyone thinks that this is not the residential city of the Slocan, let him look  at the character of the buildings that  have gone up the past summer and  those now under construction.  SILVERTON  shown  ledge.  up a strong, well mineralized  Work on the wagon road has reached  a point close to Three Forks. The  road will be ready for travel in a few  weeks.  AINSWORTH   DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  Sept 18���Horse Shoe, C L Brush  Old-  W J  and J  right;   Cascade, J Oldright;  Deer Fly,  Oldwright; Klondyke, D C Kurtz; Klondike, P E  Fisher.  ���������    Sept 20���Gold Bar, John Allan;  Bi-Metallie,  W S Stewart.  Sept 22���Hawkeye, C N Hanson; Sunset, Jas  Chisholm; Polly McAulay; Fairhaven, Stilwell  Jackson; Lake view, M P McAndrew.  Sept 23���Invincible, Ed Becker; Dandy Frae  ���tion, John Cameron; Leader, John Munro;  Yukon, Henry Cody; Kathleen, W M Moulse;  Mathinca Fraction, Mabel Bigmey; Afton, James  Harris: Glenmont, Allan Cameron; Vancouver,  Tim trLarry; Kootenay, L G Abbott.  Sept 2-1���Lucky Three. E R Shaw; Southern  Bell, Martin McGuire; Yankee Girl, R H Rams-  dell; J I See, same.  Sept 27���Raven Hill,W Letcher, R M Kenyon;  Monday, Henry Rugge.  ASSESSMENTS.  Sept 20���Hill Top, Lucky Bill, Pond, Olds  Berlin, Sanca _Qu een, Spring Bark, Canadian Boy,  Comstock, Erie.  Sept 21���Wallcy.  Sept22���Kep Fraction, Kitty Burke, Eclipse> I  Harrison.  , Sept 23���Homestretch, Anuey Olsou.  Sept 24���Arthur, Wellington, Echo, Argus.  Ollie.  Sept 25���Consolation.  Sept 27���Champaign, Whitiker.  TKANSFERS.  Sept 18���Charleston, J A Mitchell to Charleston MiningCompany, Ltd,  Sept 22���Bob Tail and Clerado ', J Wright to  W Crawford. :"  Cherado and You Like, J Wright to R James.  Notice from John Emdal that no legal transfer  can be made in Sunrise, Fronteuac, Morning  Star, Jackson basin.  Sept 21���Bi-Metallio, W Stewart to M J Ma-  honey.  Fair Play, Guy Reeder to J CMarsh.  Lake View J, J M Martin to Jay P Graves and  Mose Oppenhammer.  Louise. M McKenzie to Ida McKenzie.  Sept 22���Key Fraction, W Bauer to C C Bennett.  Salisbury i, J J Campbell to J F Walters, $1000,  Texas, lease for one year, Garland et al to S J  Wilson.  Molkoin h, J E Nyle to J Swanson,  Sept 23���Etna }, E H Hughes to H Selous.  Sept 24���Copper King, Mammoth, Big Four,  Colby. Banner, Morning Star, Silver Tip, Geo  Nowell to Hugh Sutherland.  Yosemite ', Geo Nowell to Hugh. Sutherland,  Duplex,White Grouse i, A O Evans to same.  Independant A,Price McDonald to James Black.  Indepenuant. Gem, Banner, Yosemite, Silver  Tip ', James Black to Hugh Sutherland.  Big Four, Mammoth, Colby, Copper King, J  Fred Hume to Hugh Sutherland.  Sept 27���Mathelen and Salovan, each to each J,  Fritz Paulson, S John Swanson and Otto Wester.  Lewlston, JamesCBebb to James Nicholson,  $50-  Mount View ', Peter Sanquest and D D Dutton  to D A Kendalfand Chas Gray, $30.  It would be of great advantage to  New Denver if three or four arc lights  were placed on the corners of the business streets.  E. H. Tomlinson has sold his half interest in the Last Chance group to Scott  McDonald and four others. The price  is not known.  The new school house will soon be  readv for the children. It will be hard  finished and the rooms very comfortable  in the cold season.  Rossland shipped Sl,?-00,000 worth of  ore for the first eight months of this  year as against S323,820 for the same  period of last year.  We  have  called   in from   outside  agencies   a  number of copies of last  week's Ledge and have a fe ��v on hand  for those desiring them.  After October 1st the steamer Alberta  will leave Kaslo at 4 p. m. on her ordinary day trips, and on Saturday  afternoon trip to Bonner's Ferry.  It would greatly improve the appearance of things if the government  would fence in its reserve, or allow  some one to have the use of the land  who would.  Doctor���You have only two days to  live.  Isaacstein���O, Vader  [From Our own Correspondent.]  Seit. 28���The proprietors of the Lake-  view   House   appeared   before   Squire  Granville on Monday on the charge of  keeping a disorderly house. They were  fined on two charges, first$15,and costs;  second, $25 and costs. Three members  of the Tenderloin district also answered  to their names and were fined each $5  and costs.  Two charges have been laid against  Constable Hamilton charging him with  misconduct in the discharge of his  duties. A petition addressed to the  Attorney-General at "Victoria asking for  the suspension of Hamilton, pending an  inquiry into these charges, was circulated and freely signed and forwarded to A.  Sproat, New Denver.  School will open here in about two  weeks in the new church building. The  church is being pushed forward and will  be opened at an early date.  The dance given by James Bowes, of  the Victoria Hotel, .was a great success.  The dining room of the beautiful Victoria  was gaily and tastefully decorated, and  the dancers found the floor and mnsic  all that could be desired. The guests  assembled from Sandon, Three Forks  and New Denver, and all Silverton was  Eresent.   Mr. Bowes may congratulate  imself on the fact that all present enjoyed themselves to their hearts content.  KASLO.  THE  SELKIRK  HOTEL  SILVERTON, B.C.  Is a new three-story hotel situated near the wharf. The  house is plastered and the  rooms are furnished in a  manner calculated to make  travelers call again. Mining  and Commercial men will appreciate the home comforts of  this hotel.  BRANDON & BARRETT  V^J  ft/Q/Q/$/$/4^&'&/fe'-$/fe/&^/tt /��/��/$/��/��/��<*8/^  WM. BENNISON,  JNO. COVER.  Branches��� ,  Everett, Wash. .        '    ,    '  3!) Upper Brook St., London,  Members of the Rossland Stock Exchange  and Board of Trade. ���:���        ������*  H. E. COVER.  Cable Address���"Bknmsox."  MoreingandNeal,  Clough's (new and old;,  Bedford McNeill.  and A B C Codes"^^  WM. BENNISON  &. CO., ROSSLAND, B.C.  (Our Own Correspondent.)  Louis Scholl, of Bitzville, Wash., is  enquiring for the whereabouts of his  son, who in company with a man by the  name of W. Essinger left Kaslo for St.  Mary's river country some time ago.  He wrote his parents from Kaslo that  he would be gone but three days, since  which time he has not been heard from.  Scnoll is a young man unaccustomed to  the mountains. His partner is not  known here.  Parson's  Produce  Company  DEALERS IN  .AND  MINES  MINING SECURITIES  'E solicit correspondence with parties having  meritorious mining properties for sale, and  beg: to say that we have connections in the  principal cities of Canada, England and the United  States, and are in daily receipt of inquiries tor  developed mines and promising prospects.  t&J  Winnipeg,  Manitoba.  I shust hat  last week.  rait  fillings  Abraham!  Ant  put in my teet  SLOCAN   CITY   DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  SKn- 17���Owl, W H Crawford; Dufferin,   Wm  Thomlinson.  Sept ai���Red Deer, G A Lane.  Sei-t '��i���Graphic, A A Noble.  Sept vM��� The Pharoh, O R Anderson; Jubilee,  Alex Brown; Birch Grove, C R Burke; Polar  Star, Geo Gurmley.  ASSESSMENTS.  Sept 15���First Lake.  Sept 10���Arlington, Burlington.  Skit 17���Port Hill. Great Divide, Waxahachie.  Roumauia.  Sept 18���Manitou.  Scpt 20���Hidden Treasure.  Sept 21- -Abide. Susan M.  Sept ii���Scotch Thistle.  Sept 2-1���Blue Rock, Blue Jav, Aberdeen, Van-  Leek Hill  Sept 27���Scotchman, Gold Bug, Zula. Satanita.  THATSoFKKS.  Sept 17���Carbine ', E Haley to J A Foley.  High Ore and Carbine ', J A Foley to O Fischel  Silver Plate, Skookum, Victoria No -1, Exchange, XV E Boie and M Isaccson to New Gold  Fields of B C Company.  Sept tfo��� Boulder, Hidden Treasure and Crusader 1/0. R N Clay to O F and W H Crawford.  Rosebank .', F Armstrong to -1 M Miller.  Sultana * ,"C Hoffman to J M Miller.  Empress Fraction J, St Lawrence J, J A Foley  to T G Wanlass.  Sept 22���Barnett, J Rackliff and C Ncwhans to  W A Campbell, also Little Montana and Pulaski.  Pulaski, R A Bradshaw to R Secmau.  Sept il���Clariot "}. Pioneer .'5/10, Uncle Sam ��.  Hinton 1, Hennosa j", Alex Harrison to H Smith,  SHOO.  Van Leek Hill i, John McLeod to Alex Mc-  Intyre.  Sept 27��� Abbic 1, V C Rackliff to Ewen Mc-  Cuaig.  Wolverine 1/10,1) McDougal o} same.  Cossette 1/10, A Ibert Cosset te to Sitnil Bircu.  Cosscttel/iO. Albert Cossette to Hobt McGregor.  Anniston, A "Walkecr to Dan Hanlon  The C. P. R. will establish a steamship service between Vancouver and  the Stickeen river, and will build a railway up Telegraph creek to Teslin lake,  whence boats can run all the way to  Dawson City.  Friday evening last a number of  Denverftes went to Silverton to attend  the opening dance given by their old  friend Jim Bowes in the Victoria hotel.  The band also went down and a big  time is reported by all present.  Cottages are spoken for by parties  desiring to live in New Denver before  the lumber is on the ground for their  erection. Several are to be built before  the winter season sets in and all have  tenants waiting their completion.  Rev. R. M. Powell will preach in the,  New Denver Methodist church on Sun-  dav morning and evening.   In the eve-  G. W. Grimmett, the well-known,  jeweller'and optician of Sandon, will be  in New Denver, in his capacity as  optician, Oct. 1st and 2nd, Friday and  Saturday. Those whose eye sight  troubles them and wish to have their  eves properly fitted with Spectacles and  Eye Glasses will find him at Knox  Bros. Jewellery Store, on the dates  mentioned Remember that a large  per centage of all headaches are caused  by defective Eye Sight, and proper  Glasses are the only scientific remedy.  Your eyes tested free.  See Hoben's corduroy and tweed suits  and ulsters. t  Wholesale  dealers in  Butter, Eggs,  Cheese, Apples,  Poultry ami  Cured Meats.  The largest handlers of these  goods  in Western Canada.    All  warehouses under perfect system  of cold storage.   Full stock carried  at Nelson, 13. C.    For prices write  or wire  V. J. RUSSEIX:  Managerof Nelson Branch Par  son's Produce Company  18 YEARS  EXPERIENCE  In active mining* operations and % reduction of ores,  and a knowledge of the different mining districts of  B.C. enables us to furnish reliable and competent  information pertaining to mines and mining matters.  References given.  A  MERICAN  Mining & Milling Co.  I have received  mv stock of.  ning a sermon for  young people en-  Wasted Life,"     "  "  will be de-  service will  titled, "A  livered.   The usual  be given.  Sutherland & Rae have been awarded  the contract for the new station house  at Slocan City, and will begin operations at once" The building is to be  completed by the first of November, by  which time, it is contemplated, trains  will be running over the Slocan branch  to Nelson.  James H. Falconer, D. S C. Ranger  of !the I.O.F. has been appointed inspector for the order and installed a  Court at Nakusp this week. His schol-  arlv attainments, courteous demeanor  and his talent as a public speaker enabled him to fill the requirements of his  trustworthy position with satisfaction  to all.  A large force of men were started to  work Monday on the wagon road to. the  Queen Bess mine, lately purchased by  an English syndicate. R. C. Campbell-  Johnston is managing the property and  it is under the foremanship of R. A.  Bradshaw. When the road work is  done and quarters erected for the men,  a large force will be put in the mine.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  An office of the Slocan Hospital has  been opened at Sandon, under the  medical superintendence of DR.  P. H. POWERS. Subscribers on presentation of their orders or tickets at  the Sandon office will receive medical  or surgical treatment and the necessary medicines tree of charge.  All serious cases will be admitted  to the Hospital for.treatment.  Miners in regular employ, subscribing through their payroll, can  secure all the privileges of theabove.  For further information apply to���  J. E. Brouse, M.I).,  New Denyer, B.C.  don't  local  like Officer  paper says  things of him. "   Officer  Box and Kitchen Stoves for  ply at the Hospital.  sale.  Ap-  t  A  full  Hoben's.  line of rubbers and socks at  Silverton people  Hamilton, and the  some very bad  Hamilton was until a month or so ago  stationed at Sandon, and the citizens  there demanded his removal. Where  he will next be stationed is in doubt.  Fortunately New Denver and the government " stand in'' pretty well, just  now.  New Denver is to have a new furniture  store, with undertaking parlors in connection. The firm will be known as  Walker Bros. & Baker. They have  leased all of the Bolander building, corner of Slocan avenue and El Dorado, and  it is now being remodeled to receive their  furniture stock which will be in this  week. It will be a complete stock of  up-to-date furniture. Tn the undertaking department the firm will carry an  assortment of undertaking goods and  will be prepared to do anything in this  line, Mr. Baker being an experienced  undertaker and embalmer of Vancouver.  There may be many pretty spots and  flourishing towns in the mining region  of British Columbia, but there is only  one New Denver. Nestling peacefully  on the lap of the great mountain behind  BOURNE     *  BROS.,  DEALERS IN  GENERAL  MERCHANDISE,  MINERS' if  SUPPLIES,       sj  DOORS, SASH,   9  OATS,  BRAN,   tiTC. $  |    NEW DENVER,    J  ? B.C. sj  Fall  and  Winter  Goods  and invite  the people  of the Slocan to  call in and inspect them.  M. A. WILSON,  The reliable Slocan Tailor,  Williamson Block, New Denver, B.C  Rand & Wallbridge,  Mining and Stock Brokers,  Sole Agents for Sale of Treasury Stock.  McMillan & Hamilton, ~  Wholesale    Grocers.  Agents for B.C. Sugar Refinery and  Royal City Planing Mills.  NAKUSP, B. C.  Our Nakusp branch is for sale.    Address  to Box 296, Vancouver, or Box 23, Nakusp.  c. s.  RASHDALLv  Notary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL& FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  CORRESPONDENCE  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD and BONDED.   INVITED   Complete lists of claims for sale.    Abstracts of claims, conveyancing  ICB  Brandon, B. C,  F. LO CASTO,  New Denver.  TOBACCONIST.  NEWSDEALER,  and STATIONER,  Imported and Domestic Cigars, To-  baccoes, Fruits and Confectionery.  Assay Price List:  Gold, Silver, or Lead. each  $1.50  Gold, Silver and Lead, combined  3 00  Gold and Silver.  2 00  Silver and Lead  2 00  Copper (by Electrolysis)  2 00  Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead  4 00  Gold and CopiKsr  2 50  Silver and Copper  2 50  Gold. Silver ana Copper  3 00  Platinum  5 00  Mercury  2 00  Iron or Manganese  2 00  Liinc, Magnesium, Barium, Silica,'Sulphur, each  2 00  Bismuth, Tin, Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony,  Zinc, and Arsenic, each  4 00  Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash,  and  percentage of Coke, if Coking  Coal)  40  Terms: '.Cash With .Sample.  June20th. lR!).r>.  FRANK DICK,  Assayer and Analvst  J. A. McKinnon & Co.,  General Merchants  Silverton, B. C.  First-class  brick on hand  and shipped  to any part of  the country.  GrOETTSCHE & Magnusot*-:, Props  R. STRATHERN.  Jeweler  Ship goods to any part of tlie District.       Their store is the  largest in the Slocan country.  ���\*iiWmi<mmwwm.viMKii*AW*w.^mw.*m*vxm<B!n  Linton Bros'  book store.  r  CALGARY  and  SLOCAN CITY.  KASLO CITY.  B.C  The only Practical Watchmaker in the Kootenay District. Orders by mail -ceeivc promp  attention.  ALL AVORK GUARANTEED  "URNISHED ROOMS  By Day  Mrs. A. J. Murphy.  or Week.  SIXTH STREET  Books, Stationery,  Wall Paper,  Sporting' Goods,  Fishing' Tackle,  Pipes, Cigars, Cigarettes, Totoaccoes,  Mineral Glasses, Mining' Laws & Maps.  B^wwummimNimmrmmiwittmM,  imtmmm  A new stock of  Gents' Furnishings,  Special lines in hiillireRKan, Carpets, Mats,  Floor and Table Oilcloth and Linoleum.  Also the latest styles in Dress Goods and  Trimmings: in silks and velvets and  buttons: Sheeting and Pillow Cotton.  Other articles too numerous to mention.  Millinery the latest style always on hand.  MRS. W  W. MERKLY.  E.Parris& CoM  SLOCAN   CITY  and   TEN   MILE.  A full line of Prospectors' and Miners  Supplies atTenMile Store.


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