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 '*���;  KV-'  Volume IV.   Na 52.  NEW DENVER, 13. C, SEPTEMBER 23, 1897.  Price. $2 00 Year.  STocan's ^ospftaT.  On August 15, .1895, Dr. J. E. Brouse  opened the Slocan Hospital. It was  then a dubious undertaking" because of  the scarcity of. working- Amines in this  section and the small resident population, and for the firstly car lit was an up  hill job to keep its doors open and .give  to those who were its patients '-the  ���necessary care and attention. Its record for the* first year was 68 hospital  patients ap'd'325 outdoor patients. ���;  Last year fhe hospital record"eiccelled  tha^of. tlie, i^revious year two to one.and  the 'h^iobersof^utdoor patients more  than doubled." In .1896-7 there were 145  inclooi" or hospital patients and 692 outdoor patients.-    ' M'a. ���:-.-,.  ,  Dr. Brouse has made the institution a  financial success but its success "in tins  respect is insignificant indeed as compared   with, the  success achieved   in  bring'iiur hack to health and happiness  ;   the hundreds who sought medical and  . surgical aid.    Of the total number of  hospital patients treated surgical and  ���medical, and many 6f them have been  :     critical'-cases,  218  in all, there have  been nine deaths to record, five of which  since  Dec.  4,-1896.    Three   of these  patients were at deaths door before they  were taken to the hospital and died a  few   hours   after   being admitted. 'Of  .the 21'8 indoor'patients 94.were surgical  and 119 niedifcaT; and of the-119 medical  cascsj35 were typhoid and 22 pneumonia,  the rest comprising various ailments.  So successful and convenient has the  hospital been found that all the mines  in the (division are subscribers. Incases  of slight ailments the men are doctored  at the mine, medicines being furnished  by the hospital, but in cases of serious  sickness the afflicted are brought at  once to the hospital.  So extensive has the hospital work  grown that offices have been established  at Slocan City, in charge of Dr. Gibbs,  and at1 Sandon, in charge of Dr. Fold.  Up to the present time the hospital  building has not been what it ought,  but Avas the best that could be secured  at the time of its establishment. So  successful has it been, however, that  Dr. Brouse has been enabled to erect a  new hospital.  The.   new building is one of extraordinary beauty of architecture and design; so commodious,  so airy,  so light  and sunny and all so well  planned for  health giving.   The ground plan of the  main building covers" 3*2x40 feet.   It is  two and one-half stories and  in  it are  the offices, dispensary,  private wards,  operating   room, linen  closets, dining  room and reading room.   Adjoining on  the south is a two-story wing'22xB2, for  the surgical and medical wards, and on  the rear a two-story annex for the kitchen and attendants rooms, closets, etc.  Around the front and side of the main  building extends an eight-foot balcony  which is reached from both the medical  and surgical wards on  the upper and  lower floors.   In the basement is a large  cold storage   room   and  furnace room  from which hot and cold air can be sent  to any room in the building,  the radiators enabling" the attendants   to keep  the house at an even temperature at all  times.   No room  in the building- has  less than  two large windows and the  medical and surgical wards have eight.  The ventilation of the  building*  is perfect.    Over each  window a   ventilator  lowers from the top and in the medical  ward a large escape is  placed   in the  ceiling, which permits a fresh air current at all times from the  window tops  to alike escape placed below the eaves.  In the garret, which is a  large,  well  lighted   room,   trap   doors have been  placed in the walls to enable easy access  from the roofs of the  wing ami annex  in case of emergency.  The building is hard finished throughout, large double doors open to the  surgical and medical wards, and the  stairway to the second floor would admit six abreast. It is lighted throughout with electricity and each bed is provided with an electric bell attachment.  Speaking tubes are run from the upper  hallway to the kitchen and dining room  and a tripple-deck dumb elevator is provided to carry the food to the upper  floor.  Each floor is provided with bath rooms  and there are four dry closets in connection, in which medicated oakum is  used.  Opening off of the hallway on the first  floor is the doctor's office, the operating-  room, dispensary, surgical ward, baggage room, linen closet, bathroom,  dining room, and adjoining the latter  the kitchen and necessary store rooms.  On the upper floor are three private  wards, the medical wards, rooms for the  attendants, and, looking out upon the  lake, the convalescents reading room.  The building was planned and built  by contractors Sutherland & Rae, who  showed great experience in such work in  utilizing every foot of space and in the  excellence of the workmanship throughout. It is indeed a haven of rest and  health for the sick of Slocan; every convenience and comfort that the mind can  conceive has been placed in it, and its  location, overlooking the city and lake  beyond, is without equal.  Dr. Brouse, after several years of  hard, and ceasless work, has succeeded  in winning for himself the encomium)  of all, for the successes he has won in  the sick'room as well as on the hospital  just completed. It is the pride of the  Kootenay and, as a private institution  excels anything of the kind in. the  country, 'lie has associated with him a  staff of assistants that bespeak for the  hospital a very successful career.  Miss Maggie Stack, an experienced  hospital nurse, has been engaged as  matron, and Miss Lina- McKay is  chef  price is ��115,000, of which $35,000 is  cash and the balance at, two, four and  six .months. This well known group of  six claims and tractions is situated near  the Idaho and has been operated for  several months by its owners. Pete  Larsen, J. A. Finch, W. Glynn and J.  H. Moran, each of whom owned a quarter interest. The new company will  take charge of the. mine next month,  and will immediately construct a concentrator and wagon road. The mill  will he erected on llowson creek at the  end of the Idaho tramway. This sale  is another evidence of how Slocan properties are appreciated by the moneyed  leased the new Bolander cottage and has  most, luxuriously furnished it for his  estimable bride."  AN   EVKXING     SCKN13  DKNVEK.  IN     SEW  men of England.  THli   IBISX    III*   TO    DATE.  Latest Particulars   of ^lio  of Slocan."  Great   Ibex  "The  sun has gone down   o'er the lofty  Ben  Lomond,  And left, the red clouds t��preside o'er the scene. ,  ���While  lonely  1  stray  in   the   calm    summer  K-loamin'  To muse on voting Jessie the'flowei1 of Dumblnne.'  d' cusine. "Mr. Martin T.> Welde has  won the friendship of all the patients  bv his success.as superintendent of the  irtstitutidri^aiid "Mr. Frank E. Shook,  /j-^penser, will.-uev.er be forgotten by the  sick and injiii-ecP'Ayho have been the  objects of his kind and  ment.       . .  generous ' treat-  ��� ATHLETIC   ASSOCIATION.  Established in New Denver  Under  Very  favorable Auspices.  Saturday evening a large number of  oitlssons gathered in the Clever Block to  discuss the organization of an athletic  club and reading room in New Denver,  particularly for the coming winter.  The meeting was most successful in  every respect, and as a result of it more  than fifty names are already enrolled as  members of the New Denver Athletic  Association. It took only a short time  time to effect an organization, as there  was no dissension everybody being-  ready and willing to get to work at  once in order to have, the club in running order in the shortest possible time.  A: E. Fauquier was elected president,  Win. Thomlinson vice, M. Duke Walker secretary, and Howard West treasurer.  A committee was appointed to select  the paraphernalia for the gymnasium,  select a building and to select a building, and to receive membership fee  from those enrolled. Another meeting  will be held Saturday evening" when  organization will be completed and  matters put in running order.  Bartlett Bros, of Sandon, have tied  up about 20 tons of ore from the Ibex  mine at WhiteAvater, in order to secure  payment on their contract for packing-  Some time ago the Ibex company  made a contract with Bartlett Bros, to  pack 300 tons of ore agreeing" to furnish  100 tons a month, or pay for the equivalent. At the same time they were  profuse in the boasting about the mine,  saying that after the 300 tons we.ie  down they would have as much more  ready, that they had a mountain of ore."  The contract was let by Major S. B.  Steele, of McLeod, president of the com-  auylandisuperinteriaent of theNorthwest  Mounted Police-F. Steele, Kaslo, treasurer and manager, and D. W. King,  secretary.  Bartlett's brought in a train of mules  for the purpose, and got down SO tons  the first month.; But they have been"  unable to get airy money.' They agreed  to let the contract go if "they were paid  for. the first month's work. So to pro-.-,  tect' themselves they rented, a" warehouse, and as their mules came down  with the last 20 tons, instead of putting  it on the cars they put it in their warehouse, and set a man to watch it. They  are now waiting a settlement without  going to law.  The story now comes out that D. W.  King had Major Steele witii several of  the mounted police to look at the mine  last summer. These gentlemen are experts on Indians and bad men, but their  knowledge of mines is limited to what  they have heard and read. Under Mr.  King's guidance they saw unlimited  quantities of ore, assaying- great  values. They were taken into rabbit  holes at numerous points and shown the  KtONDYKEKS HKA1M)  FROM.  On Sunday last, Alex. Smith, of the  Surprise mine received a letter from  J. L. Pierce, dated at Lake Bennet,  Aug*. 29. In the letter Pierce states  that he got across the pass without any  great difficulty, and with the assistance  of Indian packers had gotten all his  supplies down to the lake where he had  secured a boat and was to start on the  trip down the river about Sept. 2nd.  E- C- Coy, who left Kaslo about the  same time as Pierce went by Skag'way  and the White Pass and at the time ol  writing was ten miles behind. Hib  Porter, also a Kasloite was on the same  trail and pretty well along but the letter  does not definitely state his whereabouts.  As it is only a six dav trip from Lake  Bennet to Dawson al) will have arrived  in the Klondyke before now and more  news may be expected from that quarter in thenear future.  fine ore in sight. They were greatly  excited at the prospect," and anxious to  have shipping commenced at, once.  Major Steele's son, F. Steele, a resident  of Kaslo and great friend of Kings's,  was the one to get the police into" the  scheme. He has entirely lost his reason, and is under charge at present.  How much money was obtained from  the police is not known, but the men at  the mine have not been paid. The pack  mules were taken through the brush in  all directions, picking up a few sacks of  ore here and there. Half the ore packed down was thrown away at the station, ha\ ing* been found to run only S3  and $4 in value. Further developments  are expected shortly.  I doubt if the beauties of the Hills O'  Bonnie Scotland of which poets have  sung or the far-famed vistas of graud old  Switzerland by painters portrayed, ever  presented a ^grander, more lovely or  beautiful scene than can be witnessed  from the doorsteps and porches of the  residences of New Denver on some of  these early autumn evenings.  About five in the afternobn the sun is  just creeping down behind the Lowery  Glacier, that nestles in the i crest of the  mountain that looms over''the western  shores of Slocan lake, throwing the' dark  cool shadow of the mountain across the  rippling lake and over New Denver, and  up along the dark green and precipitous  ���slopes of the foothills to the east deepening their already dark shade, while  casting a last good night glint on the  summits of the Albion and Fidelity  Buttes to the south..  Towering above the long line of shade  the broad bosom and high peaks of Silver  mountain rise in magnificent splendor,  lit up by the wealth of light in the genial rays of the setting sun, bringing out  in clear relief and exquisite harmony tlie  varied colors of nature's graphic pencil.  Away high up and around the peaks  lie the broad bare slopes where the  patches of unmelted. snow lingered long  in the lap of spring, followed in summer  by grassy oasis of living green, now  already nipped by the early autumn  . >oiuHain frost. These slopes have assumed all the delicate shades of the buff,  the russet, and the brown.  Lower down the bare and rugged rocky  bluffs and mining dumps show the  brown.and red and orange shades that  indicate a mineral belt, hiding in the  bosom of the mountain the rich and rare  treasures of the mineral kingdom with  bluffs and bands of lighter colored rocks  running across the formation.  Up and down the gullies and little  ravines and along the sides of the deep  ravines, interspersed and scattered  among the strips and patches of the  evergreen cedar and pine may be seen  the beautifully tinted foliage"in lovely  canary and g*olden yellow of the poplar,  the birch and soft maple and various  deciduous shrubs, all in their glory of  their first touch of Jack Frost, "soon to  be followed by the richer autumn tints  of red and purple and golden bronze.  This strikes the beholder at once as if  the whole breast of the mountain were  covered with glittering nuggets of  gold  the southern slope  ��ast Canaan iN^Ws-  ���"S'-iS^-^S"-  There is a considerable falling off this  year in the freight traffic department of  the Intercolonial Ry.   ,/  The' Secretary of State, "Mr. li. Scott,  has contradicted the, -report that- he was  offered the position ;of:' Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario.    .    .��� "  'I.E. Bowman, for twenty-six years  the President of the Ontario Mutual Life  Insurance Company, died at his home in  Waterloo, on Sept. ?rd, '-.���  '  A young Englishman, who has been  filling the position of farmhand around  ���Hamilton for the last two years, has  fallen heir ,to a, fortune of ��49,000.  Owing to an accident ��� ttijj'ttwo of the  pipes in Xachine Canal, -.by&jyhich the  city of Montreal is supplied -with water,  half of the supply has been cut-off.  Cablegrams are being received from  England almost daily, giving favorable  reports of Sir Casimi'r Gzowski, A.D.C.,  who has been very ill at Folkestone.  ..The oil well at Fredericksburg, Ont.,  after reaching a depth of 550 feet, has  been abandoned, on the advice of a  member of the British Science Association.  Lawd! Did I hev that much? Never  knew I had "that much; gone ded crazj'  if Ihed." V- '  A consignment of fresh fruit left  Grimsby this week for Montreal, leaving  that port on the steamship Merrimac for  Bristol and thence by rail to London,  Eng. This is the first time that fresh  fruit has been shipped in cold storage.  The British public will now have an opportunity of testing the excellence of  Canadian fruit.  "Cymbeline" has been  Margaret Mather, and  The most successful Fair ever held in  Toronto, was closed on Sept. 10th, after  running two weeks. The attendance on  Sept. 6th, was 90,0000, the greatest on  record.        /.-.V a���-.;,-  Prof. Alex. McKenzie says that there  is gold on the banks of the Saskatchewan river and he has left for that region,  intending to make a careful examination  of the land.  Along the crest of  FELL    OFF    THE    SIDEWALK.  Smooth,  But Crooked.  Ed.Cowen and J. C. McFadden came  in with the, rush   to   Slocan   City   last  spring* and started a  paper called the  Pioneer.   After a time Ed.'s stomach  became weak and he repaired to Sandon  to feed it on ice cream while McFadden  stayed with the plant and raked in the  sliekles without paying* any to the creditors of the firm. "McFadden left the  country a  few   days  ago   to   take  a  position on the Recorder in Anaconda,  Montana.   That paper "will no doubt be  pleased with having a dead-beat on its  staff.   Ed. Cowen,  brilliant writer as  he is, did not place the g"Ood wishes of  the Slocan people to his credit bv being  connected with a fellow like McFadden  whose bunco game was of the lowest  grade.   A man   who would  stain  his  honor for the few dollars that McFadden  raked in around Slocan City is a fool,  and  if he misses the I' penitentiary he  will end his days in some asylum   for  idiots.    The people of Anaconda   are  welcome to him,  Thos. Hyland came up  from Slocan  City Monday evening.   At the corner  of Eldorado and Sixth avenues he stopped on the sidewalk  leading from the  Windsor Hotel, and attempted to convince a gentleman there that he was  all right." He leaned against the hand  railing and it gave way allowing him  to fall   to the "hard formation  below,  where the excavation was made early  in   the   spring   for the proposed new  hotel, a distance of 15 or 20 feet.    He  struck on his shoulders and back, and  was rendered unconscious.   Bystanders  picked   him  up and carried "him to a  room   in the Windsor,  where he was  confined until yesterday unable even ro  raise himself from the bed.    He was removed to the Hospital yesterday and  Dr. Brouse thinks that he will be out of  dang'er in two or three days.  The place where Mr. Hyland fell has  long threatened the life' and limb of  pedestrians and the. wonder is that more  such accidents do not happen. The  sidewalk at this place and also the walk  on the corner of Sixth street and Belle-  vue avenue ought to be provided with  better safeguards.  in bold relief against the skyline stands  almost a single row of tall and symmetrical pines like a regiment of soldiers in  single line, and we picture again in  fancy's view Russells "Thin red streak  tipped with a line of steel,"that held the  heights of Balaklava and checked and  broke the almost overwhelming* charge  of the massive Russian squadrons. We  can almost hear the wild ringing cheers  of the Enniskilleners, the Greys and  the Dragoons and the Lancers as they  charge fhto the fleeing Squadrons and  change the retreat into a rout.  Fit types and forerunners were these  of the stouthearted, brave and tireless  pioneers and prospectors who first entered the heart of the Slocan overcoming and conquering all difficulties and  laying at the feet of our Lady of the  Snows its rich and boundless treasures.  Washington- Tuvixg Tiiio Skcoxh.  1X.FOKMATI.ON    WANTED.  Toronto will entertain the Ancient and  Honorable Artillery Company of Boston  for a few days in October. This company created quite a furor in England a  short time ago.  A pioneer of York County, Mr. Edward  Wheler, aged 84, died suddenly at Stuff-  ville, Out.. He helped to defend his  country during the rebellion of '37 and  remained in the army for many years.  A prominent lumberman in Ottawa  says that the outlook for the lumber  trade is very blue, and. there will -rob-  ably be a "slump" in prices in England,  as "the demand is light and the stock  very large.  Brantford wants to establish malleable  iron and coupling* works in that town,  and a deputation, headed by Mayor  Elliott, waited upon Mr. Hay, the manager of the Grand Trunk Ry., to negotiate for that purpose.  The Presbyterian Missionary to Hon-  an, China, Rev. Murdoch McKenzie, will  sail from Vancouver on Sept. 11th. He  will be accompanied by Dr. Percy Leslie,  of Montreal, who has received the appointment of Medical Missionary.  Premier Hardy in a speech at Mark-  ham, Ont., speaking of Mr. Tarte said :  "Whatever Mr. Tarte may have been,  we know he is an honest man now; we  know he has committed no dishonest act  since he has been in the Reform ranks."  The shareholders of the Columbia &  Ontario Gold Mining Company held a  special meetfng at Toronto, Sept. Sth.  An offer was submitted to the members  present for the sale of the property'  which would net stockholders \2}-�� cents  per share.  A rumor is afloat  that  pany, with  a capital  of  A   HAPPY   EVENT.  Sale Of The Queen Bess.  The Queen Bess group has been sold  to C. K. Millbourne, who represents a  company just formed in London.    The  The marriage at Kaslo hy the Rev.  Powell of Arthur St. Clair Brindle to  Miss Mable May Estabrooks took place  Monday evening, and the happy couple  are now spending a few days in Spokane before their"return to their pretty  little home in New Denver. Tlie happy  culmination of years of fast friendship  between the bride and groom is received with joy by their host of friends here,  and The Ledge joins Avith them in extending congratulations, and wishing  Mr. and Mrs. Brindle a long and happy  union, and one that Avill assay high in  the good things of life.  Mr. Brindle has  Old-timers in the Slocan will remember a Avoman commonly known as Fool  Hen, who prospected in this section during 1S92. Caroline Miller was her proper name, and Charles .Miller, said to be  her husband, cooked at the Idaho and  other mines. On the 22nd of last February Miller murdered this woman at a  saw mill town on the coast called Port  Blakeley. Miller got twenty years for  doing the deed.    If  Mrs.   Miller's heirs  Avill communicate Avith  will learn of something  tage.   The Exchange Stocked  Tiuc Ledge they  to  their advan-  Through the agency  Fauquicr the terms of  sale made in July have  and the prope.ity has be  placed on the, London  force; on the property will be immediately doubled and the company are  confident that the Exchange avi"  of the. best, mines in the. district  of Rashdall &  the  Exchange  been  alteaed  ;n stocked  and  market.    The  he one  The New  Church  The new Presbyterian church Avas  well filled last Sunday, it being the informal opening The services Averc  conducted by W. J. Booth, Avhile the  choir Avith Mrs. Millward as organist  rendered excellent music.  a  strong com-  $1,000,000, hue  arranged to take over  the Bannockburn  j mill and mine, annd  also  a  number of  | other mines  in   Hastings County.    The  work of development and milling will be  pushed along rapidly.  This week's Canada Gazette will contain the financial statement for the first  year of the Lauricr regime. It Avill show  a deficit of $585,789, and an expenditure  of $1,200,000 more than the expenditure  current current accont, of the last year of  the Conservative reign.  A trapper at Maple 'lake, near Min-  den, (int., named W. II. Sawyer, was so  badly beaten ank kicked by two brothers, Matthew and Thos. Thompson, that  he died a few days latter, .lealousy is  alleged to be the cause of the murder.  Both Thompsons' IniA-e been arrested.  Mr. Knapp's roller boat was launchep  at Toronto this Avcek. This strange eraf}  has been the subject of much speculation  eA-er since its inventor submitted his  plans to the public. $10,000 is said to be  the cost of it. If the experiment is successful the voyage across the Atlantic  Avill be shortened by two days.  A Toronto policeman recognized in a  neA\'-comer at Ids boarding house, a  negro thief, for whose capture $500 was  offered, and who had made off Avith  $9,000 from the office of a tax collector  in Washington, P.O. After the delinquents arrett, when told of the amount  he   had   stolen   he   exclaimed,  "Good  Shakespeare's-  revived by Miss  is now on the boards at Toronto. The  production is superb and the scenic display is equal to many of Sir Henry  lrving's scenic achievements. Mis"s  Mather plays the part of Imogen, a part  made famous., by: Ellen Terry, Mrs. Sid-  dons, Modjeska and other famous  actresses.'  A resident of Montreal is(in receipt of  a letter from one of a party of prospectors, who. are enroute to the Klondike.  It was written one day past Skagway  and tells of the -difficulties encountered  on the Dyea route, and also says:  "There are fully 2,000 people waiting*  their chance to get through. Buffalo  Bill's Wild West show is not in it. . .  . . . . The name of this landing is  called 'The Hottest Toavii'on Earth,' and  it was named correctly."        %\ .'"'* -;   ���.-  A neAvspaper man, Mr. DickiiJsoh of  North Bay, is in luck.,_ Last.Tnne he applied for a location on Wawa lake, about  six miles from Michipicoten, and, under  the provision of the Amended Mines  Act, secured a free location of 40 acres,  10 miles from any known gold-bearing-  veins. It Avas through this that attention was first directed to this region, as  a possible gold-bearing country.  Toronto's four hundred witnessed a  Arery fashionable wedding this Aveek,  when Captain Arthur Kirkpatrick, son  of Sir George Kirkpatrick, Lieutenant-  Governor of Ontario, AAras united in marriage to Miss Homer-Dixon, daughter of  B. Homer-Dixon Esq.,Honorary "Consul-  General of the Netherlands. After the  ceremony, Avhich Avas performed in St.  James' Cathedral, a reception was  held at the charming residence of Professor and Mrs. Goldwin Smith.  At the recent meeting of the Pioneer  & Historical Association of Ontario, held  at their log cabin in the Exhibition  grounds, Toronto, a resolution was passed to the effect that the goA-ernment of  tne Dominion should be asked to not  permit the old walls and gatesof the city  of Quebec to be demolished, the Municipal Council of that city having issued  an order for that purpose, but that they  should be preserved to tell succeeding  generations of the days when Quebec  was a pledge of protection to this Avest-  ern country. A copy of the resolution  was sent to the Ministei of Militia and  Defence.  A clever attempt to escape Avas made  by four convicts in the St. Vincent de  Paul prison at Montreal the other night.  Being on the sick list, they Avere confined  in the infirmary, the doors of which are  locked and guarded at night. About  11.g0 suspicious noises were heard and a.  number of the guards Avere summoned  and on entering the Avard found th�� floor  covered with debris, a hole cut in the  ceiling, the "trusties" (convict attendants left in charge) gagged and tied to  their cots, two of tlie prisoners on the  roof, two others hidden in the ward,  while other patients appeared to be  calmly sleeping. The  were quickly captured  pending investigation.  four  guilty  ones  and the matter is  CAI'Tl KKI) THli TRAIN.  The town   is   full   of   men   Avantinu1  Avork.    Men avIio  have  been  hired  to  this country by the C. P. H.  agents  in  the east,   \vho" with  stories  of" lack  of  harvest hands and the prospects of high  Avages in Manitoba have induced  thousands of men to  come  west.    Many  of  the   excursionists   had   barely   money  enough to pay their fare here," and  are  in a had state*, having to beg their  living from house to  house and sleep in  the open air or in barns and  stables  in  the toAvns.    Manitoba has enough resident Avorkingmeu to handle  her crop,  and the effect of this great influx  of  labor Avil be the lowering of  Avages,  as  many of the  strangers  are  av ill ing  to  Avork for their  board,  or just enough  money to take them homo in November.  On Monday morning a number of them  having  bo-come  desperate  determined  to go east Avhether the C. V. 1{.   wished  to carry them   without   tickets or  not.  boarded No. 2 and would not be put off.  They were greeted by   about   sixty   of  their friends who had   taken   the  train  by storm at   Brandon.   The  men   Avere  quite orderly, but determined  that   the  (J. P. K. should make amends for bringing them out bv taking them home free.  It is thought'that the C.   P.   K.  Avill  carry them east.���Rat Portage paper. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., SEPTEMBER 23, 1897.  Fourth Year      ,  WHKX   JOHNNY   CAME  A-COITltTINO  V  J  AA'heu Joliimy-caniu a-courthi'r,  1 tluniirhi liiin over-bold.  For I was hut n. you.nsr tiling  And he- not vefv old.  And though I liked him well enough  I sent him on his way,  With, -'Wait a hit. hide a bit,  Wait a week and a day '."  When Johnny passed me in the lane,  And pleaded for n kiss,  And viiwed he'd love me evermore  For ^rautinirof the bliss;  Although I liked it overwell,  1 ran from him away,    ,  With, "Wait n bit, bide a bit,  Wait a week and a day !" /,  When Johnnv eamc a-courtin^,  With. "Jenny, be my wife V"  And vowed I never should regret,  However lon^- my life;  Although I liked it best o' all,  1 turned from him away,  With. "Wait a bit. bide a bit,  Wait a week and a day !"  Oh. Johnny was a ninny:  He took me at my word!  And he was courting another  The next thing that; I heard.  Oh.-what a ninny was Johnny.  To mind mo what I'd say.  With, "Wait a. bit, hide a bit,  Wait a week and a day!"  Heigh-ho :   I have my Johnny ;  I gin him a blink o' my eye.  And then he fell to raving  For want o' my love he'd die !  I ne'er eould he so cruel,  So I set tlie wedding day.  With, " Haste a bit, nor waste a hit,  There's danger in delay."  ���Jeiiney E. T. Dowe,  DON'T    I'M-: All    HAD    MEN.  a hig hand of Blackfeet Indians left the  States and dashed across the border, on  a horse stealing and murdering trip.  There Avere 500 in the hand, hut twenty  of the mounted police avIio ran across  them did not hesitate to invade the  camp and declare that they Avere going  to arrest the leaders and drive all the  others hack across the border again.  The Indians started to shoAv. tight and  at the same instant the police began to  shoot and in less than three minutes  their lightning* Avork Avith the guns  made the reign of peace absolute. The  leaders were sent to jail and that same  day the others Avere started on the  liomeAvard journey.  Their uniform is sIioavv, consisting of  scarlet tunics, with yelloAv strip, top  boots and a helmet, in winter, however, this gorgeousness is covered with  great fur coats and capes, fur caps and  moccasins. They ride the small chunky  native horse and few instances are on  record where either man or beast has  succumbed to the terrible cold or constant  exposure.���Minneapolis Journal.  MINERS'    PKACTICAE-    .lUSTICK.  Death  Follows   the   Stealing  and Hacon.  of   Flour  Canada's  .Mounted    .Police   Are  Body of Fighters.  a   Fine  There is-bound to be trouble in the  Klondike between the scores of rough  characters avIio have invaded the gold  district since June, and the Canadian  -authorities who have assumed the giant  task of maintaining order through the  services of a division, of the mounted  police.  History is filled to the brim with laAV-  less acts," committed in new mining districts, and in most cases the governing  authorities have been content to let the  miners Avork out their own salvation by  vigilance committees' and the summary  decisions of Judge Lynch. But right  from the fall of the flag Canada is de-  termined to attend to this Avork, and it  is an experiment Avhich old miners are  prone to look upon with considerable  Avonder. They can see nothing ahead  hut gallons of trouble for the mounted  police.  In the Klondike there is more than the  natural antipathy of the -'bad man" for  huv and order as a producer of outbreaks. dVIen avIio have been there say  that the! sectional feeling betAveen Canadians and Americans is getting fiercer  all the time, particularly since the re-  cont passage of the revenue laws by the  dominion gouernment. There Avill be  certainly many attemps by the miners  to sneak across the boundary to avoid  making payments, and the boundary  lines are still unsettled. This fact, alone  opens up many aArenues for disputes  Avhich are certain to be settled by the  gun.  Dawson City is beyond the shadow of  doubt in Canadian territory, as the  Washington government concedes it to  he 100 miles east of the 141st meridian,  which is the boundary line. There are  hundreds of claims, however, in close  proximity to the line, and here iSAvhere  the mounted police will have the most  trouble. The differences betAveen lines  set by Washington and Canada vary  fromf-A feet to 300 in the gold district,  and as the mounted police Avill, of  course, enforce the Canadian idea, and  the Americans stand like a rock upon  the Washington idea, some pretty international scraps are looked for by those  avIio ought to know.  Canada's feeling toward the Americans is quite clearly shoAvn by the  recent utterances of Dominion papers,  favoring the exclusion of the American  miner in retaliation for our alien labor  law; and at the same time exulting in  the reputation of the mounted police as  killers.  As the brunt of the whole trouble will  fall upon the shoulders of these men,  the mounted police will be the dominating figures of' interest in the Klondike  the coming Avinter. One hundred and  fifty of them and 350 horses have been  sent into the gold district, and this  number is counted to be sufficiently  great to quell any disturbance.  Three-fourths of the 1,100 men in the  service are well educated and nicely  reared, but they are not tenderfeet by  any means. Many of them are the  younger sons of "English families of  political and social influences, young  men who have gone the. pace of dissipation at a tremendous gait and avIio have  adopted this heroic road to reform.  Others have entered the services out of  pure love of advanture and have remained in it, fascinated by the Avild  freedom and its rough life," unfettered  by tlie conventionalities.  That the force is an efficient one is  proven by the single fact that, small as  it is, it maintains the law in a territory  of '270,000 square miles, or from the  boundary line on the south to a point  300 miles north, and from the east to  the Rocky mountains. Now its limits  liiive been extended so as to include the  Yukon mining iields.  The headquarters of the force'is located at Regina, but there are. fourteen  stations scattered between the Rockies  and the east in charge of commissioned  officers, of whom there are lifty-two in  all. There is a fifteenth station now  being established in the Klondike region. In addition to these stations  there are innumerable shanties scattered over the entire, country, where man  and horse can seek shelter at night.  Many similiar shanties are being built  in tlie Klondike districts, as the men  Avill be kept on the go in the Avinter as  Avell as in summer time.  Tlie police Avork in squads of three  and four, and are splendidly mounted.  They are armed Avith Winchester carbine's, Enfield re\'olves and sabers, and  are drilled as infantry, cavalry and  artillery. It is a curious misnomer to  call them police, as they are really  soldiers of'the first class, and each  trooper at a moment's notice, could take  his place in either an infantry, artillery  or cavalry regiment and be perfectly at  home.  Thev are accustomed to deal with  rou"*li characters and cheerfully go into  a fight Avith the biggest kind of odds  against them. They are a terror to the  Indians and settlers along the border.  many of avIioiii do a big smuggling business all the year around.  The kind of fighting stuff they are  made of was shown back   in |.ss:>, when  The body of an unknown man is rotting beneath a pile of stones reared  within sight of the SkagAvay trail. He  Avas shot hy vigilantes for having stolen  a sack of Hour and 100 pounds of hacon.  He sought the wrong locality for his depredations. , The penalty was SAvift and  terrible���a life for a sack of fiour and 100  pounds of bacon. There was no hesitation' in meting* out rough justice to this  thief. He had stolen food���more precious to these prospectors than gold dust.  There Avas.no room for such as he, and  he was removed suddenly and effectually. A profound impression has been  made on the minds of the light fingered  gentry infesting the croAvcled trail, "riiey  begin"to understand that they are dealing with men of stern mettle.  A party of prospectors had,after great  hardships, packed their goods over the  Avorst part of the Skagway trail. They  had cached their supplies and Avere  moving* their stuff by relays to the  lakes. Some of the goods had cost $30  a hundred. One day, tAvo Aveeks ago,  they missed from their cache a sack of  flour and 100 pounds of bacon. They  had taken no precaution against theft,  believing that under such conditions  as exist m that part of Alaska a man's  property Avould be held sacred.  Immediately upon discovering their  loss, they notified the other miners in  the vicinity. A meeting was called at  once. Each gold seeker felt that his  sack of flour might be the next to go  and it Avas agreed that a food thief in  their midst was as dreadful an enemy as  a murderer. Food to these men was  life. A committee of sixty vigilants Avas  choosen by lot to search out the criminal and punish him. What was. the  penalty to be? There Avas but a single  verdict.   Death.  In a tent near the summit stayed a  Frenchman knoAvn as Pierre. His surname Avas not known. He Avas Ioav  browed and black eyed and surly, and  suspicion was attracted to him by many  circumstances. He had no friends and  seemed not to desire them.  At dusk of the day upon-which the  loss of provisions had been made known  the vigilantes climbed to the Frenchman's tent. They went silently, and  near the tent paused. A light burned  within and upon the canvass, like a puppet shadow, was cast the form of the  Frenchman. He was stooping" close to  the ground. "He's burying the grub,"  whispered one of the vigilantes to his  companions.  Leaving tAvo men outside, four iioav  entered tlie tent. One was the prospector avIio had been robbed. Pierre  started up at the appearance of his  visitors. His movement for a gun was  arrested by a sharp Avord of Avarning,  and the Frenchman stood as though  petrified, his eyes riveted on the muzzle  of four re\rolvers.  The Avas no need of reaching* further.  In a rude hole dug from the hard earth  in the center of the tent lay the sack of  flour and bacon. Their owner recognized the marks and identified them as  his property.  Without a word the Frenchman Avas  seized and, Avith stout, ropes brought  along for the purpose,Avas tied hand and  foot. He begged piteously for mercy,  and his black Avhiskers stood out on a  face pale as that of a corpse. He appealed to hearts of stone; there Avas no  softening light in the eyes of his captors. They carried him "out and to a  pole before his fragile habitation they  lashed him fast. All six Avithdrew a  short distance, and at a word six shots  rang out, sounding as one. Then the  vigilantes left.. A life for a sack of flour  and 100 pounds of bacon.  The !limp form, bleeding from six  Avounds, hung* there all night, and the  next day it hung, and the next. Over  the trail a short distance aAvay many  men passed. When they looked toward  the lonely tent and stiw its sentinel,  they averted their faces and hurried by.  Even the ihorses shied, seemed to feel  the dread that hung in the atmosphere.  The third day came and there Avas  something more'than dread in the air.  It Avas the sickening-stench of a putrify-  ing human body. It Avas a horrible  smell, that turned men's hearts to lead:  Late on that third afternoon two men  staved-in their journev to finish the  work of the vigilantes. 'They unbound  the carrion mass and lugged it further  up the hill. They could not-wait to dig  a grave, hut they piled stones high  above the body, and nerhaps with a  muttered prayer left it there to rot.  The rock monument is there as a  Avarning to others avIio, like Pierre,  hope to reach the Yukon with no other  outfit than a seared conscience, and all  the kiAVs of Alaska Avill not have a more  restraining effect than the smell Avhich  is Avafted over Skagway trail by breezes  from the rock pile.  THE    COST    OF    (iOI.D.  facture, and years before the time of  King Solomon, as ancient chronicles Avill  prove. In the earlier centuries placer  mining in Southwestern Europe  and n  the Ural mountains were Avell established, and there are statistics of gold mining in Asia Miner during all the early  centuries. There is nothing, howeA-er,  authentic in the AA-ay of figures previous  to the discovery of North and South  America, but siiice that time the world's  production of gold per year is pretty well  established.  The really big discoveries are of this  century, hoAvever, beginning in California in 1847; in Australia in 1854, and  then in British Columbia in 185S, after-  Avard followed by neAv discoveries in  Queensland and .New South Wales, in  the Transvaal in 1808, in Wiwatersraml  in 1886, folloAved by the building of Johannesburg, and now there are frequent  discoA-eries of the Metal not only in  South Africa, but in many of the Western States. There have "been no great  placer finds, however, such as that in  Alaska in recent years, and it is multiplicity of these placer findings and the  ease with which the gold is obtained  that has sent so many prospectors to the  Northwest territory. The entire production of gold in the United States from  1700 to 1848 amouted to only $34,000,000.  The next year alone $40,000,000 of the  metal was* taken out of California soil,  and since that period a total of $3,300,-  000,000 has' been-mined in the United  States. After the great discovery in  California in 1848 the product of the  mines there ran up to more than $50,-  000,000 a year, but this was beaten by  Australia, Avhere, in eight years, from  1851, a total of $500,000,000 was mined,  or an average of more than $60,000,000 a  year. One nugget found in the Australian gold fields Aveighing 146 pounds was  shown to Queen Victoria in 1868. After  the first ten years in California the gold  output of this country became steady,  as neAv fields in other Pacific coast states  averaged the losses caused by the failure  of older times to develop more of the  metal.  There are great losses in gold mining,  and the mere statement   that a   sum  lightly in excess of i $13,000,000 in gold  was mined in California last year does  not carry with it the significance that attends the cost of mining.    To be precise  in figures the Aralue of gold ore mined in  California was $13,960,529 and the cost of  getting it Avas $12,506,555.     Of course  there was a pi-fit on some mines and a  loss on others,  but this is the a\*erage,  which sIioavs that mining, like many  other industries, is at times very costly  for capital.   It really cost 90 cents to  produce a dollar of mined gold in California last year.   It cost $3.05 in Alabama and $5.56 in Wyoming to produce  a dollar of bullion from the mines.    In  Colorado the total mined Avas $23,000,000  in round numbers at a cost of $13,500,000  so that it cost 50 cents there to mine a  dollar of bullion.   In Montana the cost  was over 45 cents.   In 1890 total Igold  and silver mined in this  country was  $99,283,752, and the capital invested was  $486,323,338 or $4.90 of capital for every  dollar of bullion produced.  Putting it in  another Avay, there was only 20 cents of  bullion produced for ever}' dollar of capital.   The total expenditures in  mining*  this sum was $63,451,136.   The amount  of expense per dollar of bullion gold and  sih'er was 64' cent.    More than . three  thousand mines produced less than $10,-  000 each.    Only twenty-eight mines of  the 6,000 produced over half a million  each; fewer than fiftv produced between  $250,000 and $50,000." It is estimated that  1,000 non-profit producing mines were  worked last year,  and that there were  1,266 idle or abandoned.    California has I  now first place in gold production,  but |  Colorado is close behind, and tlie two  produce an aggregate of $27,000,000 of  ijold per year. California being about  $1,000,000 ahead of Colorado. The total  production now in this country averages  about $35,000,000 a year, although last  year the production Avas $46,640,000.  Antonio de Alvedo, a noted geographer  of the last century, in Avriting of a visit-  to California,said that all the ravines and  plains contained gold scattered up and  down. He gaA'e a gloA\ring accqut of  the then little known country in 17S0,  but no adA-entnrersAvent there to find the  gold he told about. The Avhite population-'Avas not much .over 16,000 when  Gen. Sutter and others made the first  discovery in 1S47. In 184S the output of  the California fields was $5,000,000. In  the next fiAre years a total of ��260,000,-  000'was taken from the'gold'fields-of the  State. From the period of the first discovery up to January 1st of last year, the  total "gold vield of California has been  $1,301,000,0*00, hut in no year since 1864  has the total in twelve" months gone  above $28,000,000 in that State, and for  the last feAV years the average has been  $13,000,000 in gold.  But what the Golden State has lost by  the steady decline in its mines it has  gained a dozen times over by the devel  opment of its farm industries. The pro  ducts of California farms uoav bring more  to the State in a year than the gold (hidings ever did. Tlie estimated value of  California farms last year footed up  $740,000,000 of which 75" per cent is free  from incumbrance. The products of  these farms and of the manufacturers,  who thrive because of the prosperity of  the farmer, mean more to California,and  relatively to the United States, than all  the gold finds of the last 25 years. The  State has produced 60 per! cent of the  United States product of gold, but in the  meantime its real estate in cities, and on  farms has outgrown in value the total  output of the yellow metal.  LOTS    OF    COUNTERFEITS.  Washington.���The United States  secret, service bureau is struggling with  an epidemic of counterfeits. Hardly a  day passes without the arrest of from  one to half a dozen persons detected in  passing spurious notes or silver coin.  It is evident that there is a large volume  of counterfeit silver certificates of last  year's issue afloat and that the circulation is continually being diluted Avith  that sort of material. When these certificates were first put out expert engravers predicted that counterfeiters  Avould be tempted to resume activities,  and the result sIioavs that they Avere not  wrong in their prophecy. As Avorks of  art these certificates may be very fine,  but for purposes of money they Avere  shockingly deficient in many'of the  safe-guards which the department had  provided against counterfeiting.  Government detectiAres have been instructed to be on the watch for bogus  silver dollars, the tip having been given  the Treasury Department that a move  was being made in some mysterious  and unknoAvn quarter for the" minting  of such dollars on a large scale, the  coins to have the same amount of silver  as the genuine, and to be in exact  similitude of the coin bearing the stamp  of the United States mints/ Thus far  the department has not been able to  locate any of this illicit product, and it  is not believed any of the bogus dollars  of that sort are yet in circulation, but  that is no guaranty that that the country may not at any time be flooded with  them. At the present price of silver  bullion there is a margin of 60 cents on  every dollar privately minted.  The Job  room  of  The lxd��6  i^.  Millions  are    Alined   but,   Murn  K��M|uir��Ml to (Jet It.  -Millions  The earliest known coinage of gold that  is authenticated was about 800 years lie-  fore the Christian ere, in the time of  Milletus, and it is very Avell-known that  the Sicilians, 4O0 years before the birth  of Christ, used the metal for coinage  purposes. Long before that period, Iioav-  ever, it, had been used in art and manu-  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 anv. No Chinese or  blacksmiths employed. Send orders by mail,   express, freight or  -Sstfe-  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 of the  rear tunnel. Come in folks when you have any job printing to  do, or (sash that is too heavy to carry, and Ave Avill give you a  profitable solution of your trouble.     Come, gentle pilgrims, come.  A  And you  will feel as though  you were having  a Holiday in  Paradise. m^WkWkVk  I  The smoke  from the ^\  IGAR  Will be seen in  many mountain saloons  before the hills are  much ���~y*lxSZ��:;iltiur*.^ ..���,,..���,..:,-^^  Y  Fourth Year.  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., SEPTEMBER 23, 1897.  3  GO   'LONG,    CHILE!  Say yo' lak t' marry me,  Dat I'se got de style,       .   ���  An' am sweet as-sweet km be .������  Go 'long, go 'long, chile!  Donan' yo' be a-talkin' so,  Tou's a-loolin'me. I knoAv,  Dis hyar niggah ain't so slow-  Go long, go 'long, chile!  Say Ave'll hab abrownstone front?  Dat yer meks me smile.  Meks-dis niggah sorter grunt���  Go 'long, go 'long, chile_!  Brownstone front you's t'mkm' 'bout  'S ius a cave you's holler'd out  Down de quarry, frontsn' sout'!  Go 'long, go 'long, chile !  Say dat yo' has got some money  Comin' aftah Avhile V  Say yo' Avants me for yo' honey !  Go 'long, go 'long, chile!  Dat ole ship's a-gwinet'sink, '  She'm gwine t' sink an' spill de chink; .. ���  Can't fool dis niggah, needn't t'ink���  Go'long, go'long, chile!  Den you's in in lub wid Lizcr Jane���  I kpoAv'd it all de aviIIc.  Yo' said she's sweet as sugah-cane���  Go'long, go 'long, chile!  She tole me *o dis aftahnoon ���  So yo' jus' mosey mighty soon,  An' quit yo're trlflin' wid (lis coon���  Now go 'long, go 'long, chile !  ���James Courtney Challis;  TO   KLONDIKE   VIA   ASIICHOKT,  Arthur Jordan, avIio has received  mention several tunes lately in the  . Seattle and Spokane papers in connection Avith his proposed expedition to the  Yukon country this fall, Avas in Kaslo  Monday, leaving Tuesday for Spokane  Avhereiie intends gathering a number  of his party together for a start.  Speaking of his proposed trip Mr.  Jordan says: "We will have a party  of twentv men in the expedition which  Avill leave Ashcroft in tAvo Aveeks.  About, 50 or GO pack horses will be required as avc intend going in thoroughly  outfitted for a hard trip and a long stay  in the countrv. The trip from Ashcroft  to Teslin Lake, a distance of 050 miles,  is over a good Avell-beaten trail, Avhich  has been in use bv the Hudson Bay Co.  and placer miners for years. Plenty of  bunch grass is to be found for the  horses along this route, and the. country  is bv no means a rough or rugged one  so that the first part of the trip will be  comparatively easy. From the head of  the lake a distance of 180 miles is to he  made in boats and from there overland  to the Stewart river, whore the party  intends wintering;, will be made on foot,  the supplies to he handled on sleds or  toboggans. The whole trip will not  take over 00 davs, and though 1 do not  promised the party any snap so far as  the traveiling is concerned, I :eel confident, that avc Avill be able to make it  all Avell enough, and in time to get in a  <--ood Avinter's Avork on theStoAvartiriver  *"!���      ��� ii  (iio'o'inf,*s.  M~r. .fordan is someAvhat of a pioneer  in the Yukon country, having spent the  four vears from '85 to '89 trapping and  fur trading in the far north. Speaking  of the expected famine he remarked  that he now had a proposition before a  Seattle svndicate to take <a pack train  loaded with supplies right into the  Klondike this Avinter.  After seeing the present party located  Mr., Jordan will return over the same  trail and guide another party including  his Avife and children,right into Dawson  early in the spring.  Mr. Jordan considers the recent finds  on the StCAvart even richer and more  extensive than those already located on  the Klondike, Bonanza, etc., and says  that the SteAvart riverand district to the  east of Teslin Lake will be much more  easily prospected than the country now  attracting so much attention. Some  enterprising Seattle people have made  arrangements to have a trail cut from  Teslin Lake to the Stewart river, depending on the trade Avhich they will  accrue along the route for their remuneration.  THE   MICHIPICOTEN'    BOOM.  Detroit, Sept. 10.���A  week ago The  Detroit, Evening NeAVS  sent one of  its  staff into  the Michipicoten district to  get at the truth of the rumors of discoveries   of    very   rich    gold-bearing  (mart/..    His report Avas  received  by  telegram   from the Soo   to-day.   The  NeAVS savs the report seems to bear out  the rather discouraging revelations of  Cvrus   Johnston   of   this   city,   Avhose  fa"ther Avas at the head of the syndicate  Avhich   prospected   and   attempted   to  Avork the district several years ago.    It  is evident that those avIio knoAv most  about the countrv regard as greatly exaggerated the reports upon Avhich the  outside Avorld  has been  fed, and that  persons of practical knowledge' have as  vet discovered nothing to  Avarrant a  rush to  the Superior country.   It appears that Avhat those on the ground  regard as the second   most   valuable  claim  vet  located comprises the very  ground Avhich Johnston and his.associates   sunk   a   fortune,  and that  the  Dickinson claim already Avidely known  as the big bonanza of the new district,  mav or may not he Avortli Avorking.    In  short, all the reports of rich finds are  either pure guess Avork  or the wildest  fakes.  The prospectors avIio have flocked to the countrv are not experienced  miners, and are unable to form competent judgment of the value of their oavu  locations.    Most, of the  claims staked  out are seized in a spirit of speculation,  the Canadian hnv being so framed that  those first on the ground may, without  investment, hold property long enough  for a boom to development, and enable  them to close out at good figures if paying leads arc struck."  They don't Icuoav  whether they have anything Avorth having, but are'hoping to convicc some one  Avith capital that they have. This statement of the case is  certain to be confirmed from other sources  in due time,  and unless something more tangible in  the way of rich deposits is discovered  in   the" future,   it   is likely   that   the  Michipicoten excitement has reached its  height.   it could probably be loAvered in nearly  a vertical line, "and thus make a landing in a contracted space, but if the  Avind Avere blowing even at a moderate  velocity the case would be different.  As the \Arind is ahvays bloAving more  or less, as it frequently changes its  course in a feAv seconds, the ship would-  be tossed about quite lively before it  reached the ground. If it came doAvn  at the rate or 300 feet per minute, Avhich  is a high velocity, and the Avind were  blowing'at the rate of ten miles per  hour,the side drift Avould be three times  as great as the vertical descent; and if  this Avere counteracted by imparting a  velocity to the ship equal" to that of the  wind and opposed to it, the side draught  Avould be doubled if the direction of the  Avind should suddenly reverse. It must  therefore he evident"that to he able to  make a landing safely, Avitliout running  the risk of colliding Avith church steeples  and modern sky-scrapers, it would be  necessary to have a large open space.���  Appleton's Popular Science Monthly.  A GAS WELL ENTERPRISE.  LANDING   AN   AIK-SHIP.  A Hard Task   for  the  Navigators of the  Future���Can't Tie Vi> to a Dock.  There is another direction in Avhich  the air-ship Avould be seriously defective, and this is almost ahvays 0Arer-  looked, and that is in the matter of  making landings. Being a large body,  it would necessarily be unwieldy, and  its motion in any direction could not be  arrested in a very short space of time-  therefore it could" not make a landing  Avithin a limited area.    In a dead calm  Effe��t   of the   Poisoning   of a  Dog:   on  n  Project That "Looked Promising,  "Just to show you how little things  have affected some of my big undertakings, " said the ex-boomer from Oregon,  ' 'let me tell you how the poisoning of a  dog was responsible for tlie whole history of a gas well in which I was ouco  pretty heavily interested.  "About the time we moved on to the  lauch near Drain, Or., my boy Charles  was very much interested in chemistry  and was devoting most of his spare  time to performing a lot of experiments  in an old book which he had on the subject. My wife became rather prejudiced  against his experiments after he had  frightened Ham Song, our Chinese cook,  into hysterics by appearing before him  one dark night with phosphorus rubbed on his face and hands, and I also  began to fear that he might do himself  some injury after I found a plant for  generating laughing gas at work on my  library table one afternoon. My feeling  against chemistry reached a head, however, when my pet deerhound ate up  one of Charley's experiments and died  as a result. After that I refused to buy  a new chemistry book or any more  chemicals and banished all future research in that line to an old shack that  stood over the other side of the cattle  corral.  "It Avas some time after this that we  began to discuss the possibility of there  being deposits of natural gas under  Drain, and half- a dozen of us undertook to make an investigation of the  subject. We found large quantities of  some kind of gas that bubbled up from  the creek bed when we poked about  Avifh sticks. We could fill a five gallon  coal oil can with it in two or three  minutes at almost every point we tried,  and the gas burned Avith a bright yellow flamo that emitted considerable  light and heat. When I got home the  night after discovering these facts, I  put my prioe in my pocket and groped  my Avay down to Charley's shack to  consult him on the subject of natural  gas.  "'I guess it's only marsh gas you  have found,' Avas his verdict. 'You see,  for the last 30 years there have been  sawmills on the creek above where this  gas occurs, and the sawdust from them  is probably decaying all along the creek  bottom, and tbat produces marsh gas.'  "When I asked him for authority for  his statement, he got out the old book  that I had refused to replace Avith a  more modern Avork and shoAA'ed me a  paragraph stating that marsh gas was a  product of the decomposition of wood  under water. Then the next paragraph  caught my eye. It went on to say that  in boring a well, in some place I have  forgotten, a large body of gas had been  discovered, called natural gas, which  was thought to be merely a natural reservoir of marsh gas. To a man in my  state of mind this statement Avas conclusive. I took no notice of thefaot that  the book had been published back in  the seventies somewhere, but spent the  most of that night in drawing up the  papers of the Drain Natural Gas company.  "Inside  of  a month I had a charter  and an incorporated company with one-  half of its capital stock paid up and had  made a contract Avith a man named Cor-  bett to sink a well at so much per thousand feet.  We had two so called experts  go over the ground and published their  reports, stating  that the formation of  the  country   was  superior  to that  of  Pennsylvania, and prophesying the discovery of oil as well as gas;   Of course,  a good deal of real estate changed hands  while preparations  to  commence drilling Avere  in  progress.    We located the  well across the creek from Drain, plotting  a   toAvn site  around   it which we  called South Drain.    We advertised extensively and Avere just about ready to  commence the stile of lots when Corbett  began to strike difficulties.  At the depth  of 500 feet  he ran into alternate layers  of quicksand and slate  that choked the  drills by tumbling in above them, until  avc had to.stop and case the well.. My associates   began to withdraw about thi:-  time, but in spite of the black outlook 1  did not lose faith.  I bet my son Charlie  a  new chemistry book   that we  would  srriko gas yet.    I   bought out the other  interests  in   the South Drain town site  and   bluffed   Corbett  into  sinking the  well to a total depth of   702 feet, but it  never produced   anything  except  salt  water.  "South Drain dropped back to its  original value of $8.75 an acre, instead  of $100 a lot, and when I undertook to  fence it in and cultivate it the one solitary man Avho had bought a lot and  built, on it got out an injunction restraining me from closing up the publio  streets. Charley got his new chemistry  and showed me the place in it that explained the difference between marsh  gas and natural gas, and he is still in  the habit of smiling Avhenever the latter  is  mentioned in  my presence."���New  Vorlr Snn.  An immense assortment of furniture  lower than Coast  prices,  at Crowley's,  NeAv Denver.    Freight paid  on orders  to Sandon and all Slocan Lake points.  AN   UNHAPPY  DUCHESS.  Ca-*ily of   York'and   the Ravages   of   th��  Wsf of the  Roses*.  The wars of the roses Aviped out most  of the nobility of England, though the  plain people suffered little, and many  well born mothers mourned husbands  and sons slain in the wars. But feAV, if  any of them, had such a succession of  sorrows as one who might have seemed  born only to enjoy the days of her life  ���Cecily, wife of Eichard Plantagenet,  duke of York, and leader of the White  Rose. ^  Cecily Nevil was granddaughter of  "Old John of Gaunt, time honored Lancaster," and so great-granddaughter of  King Edward III; her father was Ralph  Nevil, earl of Westmorland, her mother  Joan Beaufort, the Duke of Lancaster's  daughter. Cecily Nevil married Eichard  Plantagenet when she was about 20  years old, in 1440, and they had four  sons and two daughters, Edward, Edmund, George, Richard, Anne and Margaret. For 15 years no especial sorrows  reached her; her sons Avere strong, her  husband Avas the principal subject in the  kingdom.  But in 1455 the wars of the roses began with the bloody battle at St. Albans, on May 23, and the Earl of Stafford, the nephew of Duchess Cecily,  was killed there. At Northampton, on  July 10, 1400, her hrother-in-hiAV, Stafford, duke of Buckingham, was killed  and the terrible fight at Wakefield on  Dee. 30, 1400, robbed her at once of two  nephews, a brother, a son and a husband. In the battle fell Sir Thomas  Nevil and Sir Edmund Bourchier,  nephews, and her husband, Richard.  Immediately after the battle her brother  Ralph, earl of Salisbury, was executed,  and her son Edmund, earl of Rutland,  only 12 years old, was murdered by  John, Lord Clifford, in cold blood, in revenge,for the death of his father in battle.  When sorrows came to Duchess Cecily,  they   did   not   ccme   alone.     Another  nepheAV,   Sir  John  Nevil, fell at Tow-  ton,   March   29,   1401.    Then   came   a  breathing  spell, but in 14G9 Sir Henry  Nevil  Avas  executed,   and  at   Barnet,  April 14, 1471, fell still other nepbeAvs  ���John-Nevil,   marquis  of  Montague,  and Eichard   Nevil, earl  of WarAvick,  famous as "the king maker."  On May  4, 1471, the battle of  Tewkesbury, was  fought, and immediately afterward Edward, prince of   Wales, who, though  a  Lancastrian, had married the  duchess' i  niece,   the   "king   maker's"   daughter |  Anne, Avas  murdered  by  her sons, the i  Dukes  of    Clarence    and    Gloucester.  '  They kept  the  killing  in  the family,  but it was killing just the same.  Two years later, so that the duchess  should not get unaccustomed to grief,  her son-in-law,--Thomas Holland, duke  of Exeter, who had had to beg his bread  in exile, Avas found dead on the seashore at Dover, and in 1478 her son, the  Duke of Clarence, was droAvned in a  butt of Malmsey, his Avife Cecily having been poisoned previously. Her son-  in-laAV, Charles the Bold, duke of Burgundy, had been killed in battle in  1477. Then there was a little respite for  the poor duchess. In 1483 died her son,  EdAvard IV, only 41 years old, the first  one of  her descendants to die a natural  death 6ince 1455"���2b years, in tne same  year her two grandsons, Edward V and  Richard, duke of York, were murdered  by their uncle and her son, Richard,  duke of Gloucester, Avho became king  as Richard III, and in his turn was  killed at BosAvorth field on Aug. 22,  1485, Avhen only 35 years old. Her son-  in-law, Sir Thomas St. Leger, was executed in 1483, and a grandnepheAA", a  second Henry Stafford; duke of Buckingham, was executed in 1487.  Except for a feAV small deaths, such  as tAvo husbands of a niece, Catharine  Nevil, and a grandson, John, earl of  Lincoln, and a grandson, EdAvard,  prince of Wales," the duchess lost no  more relatives and died peacefully in  1495. Ail of these four but the Prince  of Wales died by violence. Of her children, Margaret, duchess of Burgundy,  Avas the only one Avho survived her.  During the 40 years, 1455-95, she had  seen 25 of her relatives die by violence  and 3 by disease.  But she herself did not rest even after death. When Henry VIII destroyed  the monasteries, the Collegiate church  of Fotheringay Avas razed to the ground,  and the bodies of Eichard Plantagenet  and Cecily Nevil, duke and duchess  of York, were exposed to view in their  graves. They lay so for soA'eral years,  until Elizabeth, their great-great-granddaughter, queen of England in her own  right, caused them to be reinterred,  with tne solemnities befitting the funeral of tAvo such distinguished persons.  So Cecily Nevil, mother of tAvo kings  and grandmother of one king, having  died, at last found rest.���New York  Sun.   Photographs by Sugar Light.  A scientist has discovered that light  may be produced from sugar. He has  succeeded in taking several photographs  by the light supplied by sugar only.  The sugar was first exposed to a direct  sunlight for two hours and then placed  in a dark room. Immediately on being  placed'in the darkness the sunlight  stored in the sugar began togloAV, faintly at first, but quite brightly after a few  minutes. After about 20 minutes, during which time the photographs Avere  taken, the light began to die away and  gradually went out. The photographs  taken by sugar light are quite distinct,  though not as clear as an ordinary photograph. The scientist who made this  discovery declares that hy exposing a  sack of sugar to strong sunlight for two  hours enough light could be procured  from it to illumine a small house for  the same period.���London Tit-Bits.  The  Windsor  Restaurant  Is one of the Best and Aged Cafes  1 of the  Silvery Slocan.  ���^"Wfc'  NEW  It Avas in operation when  i  Was turned against tlie country, and, now thatlthe  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 THEIKUSH.  Jacobson <& Co.  4^'*/%/%%/m/%^'%^%^-%^'-v%/*'"V"V"*/%/"^^  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large number of people. The rooms are large^  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided with everything in the market/  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Bucklej', Prop.  Discomfited.  An amusing  story is told of how the  late Lord Fitzgerald discomfited a treasury   official   who  was  sent  over from.  Enghsrd   to   complain of the excessive  expenditure  for  coal in   the lord chief  justice's court.   He  received   the man  and listened gravely and formally while  the   latter stated   his  errand   and  enlarged upon the importance of economy  in the  matter of  fuel.    At the conclusion of  the discourse he rang the bell,  and when   the  servant  appeared  said,  "Tell  Mary   that  the  man has coxae  about the coals."  OTEL SANDON,  ���tK  ^K ?\ ^K -7^  ?ft  Sandon, B.C.  For four-bits   you can  purchase  ancient newspapers at this office.  100  1    11C  Newmarket  C  ejS��,')  O  <rcHP  ^  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 its beautiful situation amidst the  finest scenery in America, this hotel is unsurpassed in all Kootenay.  H. STEGE, Prop.  npHIS NEW HOUSE, with the old name, is  well equipped to  accommodate a large  number of Guests.      The building is plastered  and the rooms are unsurpassed for comfort in  the Slocan, while in the Dining Room can be  found the best food in the market.  Robert Cunning, Proprietor.  iRgteR Hotel  .Ir Slecan 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 8t Jiendefson.  j} Contains all the famous  l| liquors of the   present day.  I The  ciffars  In New Denver  are from reliable  makers and give out. when  in action, an aroma that  scents the immediate atmosphere with an odor that is  pleasing to the olfactories of  man.  In the billiard room of this  hotel the ivory spheres can  be set in motion whenever  the public desires it.  ANGUS McGILLIVRAY  ^-   "&-  ���%���   ^  ^,  ���^^  ^b*  ^b  ~%>   "���'  ���%���  +>  <%,-  -<&,  ^  <%>  ^,  ^  ^  going to  journey  seekers.  the Klondike  copy of THE LEDGE with  It will cheer  you  to    that   mecca  on the  of  gold  *.   <*���  -+���  The assessment is $2 in dust,  Nuggets, or anything of Commercial value.  + ^*K~n*!m-r~m<i*va aexirrsantmi 11 j iw��.mwu immb wmm i wii  SILVERTON, B. C.  ria Hot  Is the  leading hotel of the  city,   and   headquarters for  NEW DENVER, B.C.  Is a new house, Avith new furniture and everything comfortable  for the taaveling public. The bar has the best goods in the  market. ANGR1GNON BROS., Proprietors.  Mining and Commercial men.  the rooms  the furni-  the latest  The house is new,  all plastered, and  ture in  use  is  of  soma  fftsQ+jvfZf&S       anc*most serviceable patterns  The service in the Dining room is the "best that can be  provided. The bar is replete with the best wines, liquors  and Cigars. McOONNELL & PTJRCELL.  "l*PBalMTl��M"MMM! THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., SEPTEMBER 23,1897.  Fourth Yeae,  The Ledge.  Published every Thursilay.  R. T.  L.OWEY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months -' .7">  Six "���   ,   l.L'.a  Twelve   "   -'.oo  Thjike ykaks .'���  ",.<��'  Transient Advertising, in cents per line lirst in  sertion, 10 cents per line .subsequent, insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS'.  Correspondence from- every part of the' Kootenay  District and eonVmunieations upon live topics  ahvays acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Ahvays send something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot. and we will do tlie rest  TEURSDAY,   SEPT. .23. 1897.  THK     C'AXAhlAX    MINX     PUOBLEor.  Canada is today a country of unlimited resources, of unknoAvn agricultural and mineral wealth and one  of wonderful possibilities. The vast  area of the Dominion, almost un-  knoAvn, extending- from the Atlantic  to the Pacific oceans and from the  United States boundary line to the  Arctic seas, giving it a larger area  than Europe and even exceeding the  United States exclusive of Alaska,  gives it great importance, and its unlimited resources and vast mineral  wealth makes it a country of greater  magnitude than any of the semi-independent provinces subject to the  British Crown. Even today, in her  poorly developed condition, the value  of her exports amounts to 115 millions  a year; and, her imports amount to  .nearly as much.  Her vast oil fields and coal regions,  her immense stretches of agricultui'al  land, yet untouched, and her great  forests where can be cut billions of  feet of the finest timber obtainable,  together with her explored and unexplored mineral belts that have  produced and will produce wealth  to astonish the world, all combine to  make of Canada a magnificent country, and it requires no great -powers  of prevision to forsee in it the home  of millions of free, prosperous and intelligent people.  But   the people   of  Canada must  IodIc more to themselves   and their  OAvn country for the means of development that; will eventually make her  so great a nation.     Nature has done  much, but man has left  undone  a  great deal that ought ere this to have  been done,  to send Canada on her  grand career  of advancement.     It  seems that Canada's one great reason  of retardment has been,   and is yet.  her lack of legislation for Canada and  Canadians, and until the Dominion  government awakens to the necessity  of legislating in the interest of its own  people regardless, to a degree, of the  likes and dislikes of other countries,  the Mother  Country   not excepted,  Canada will ever be 'what she is today,  a poorly developed semi-independent confederation of provinces.  But, when her legislators understand  for j-lieniselves, and let   the outside  world understand, that Canada's interests   must come first   when  new  legislation is contemplated,   and that  Canada is rich enough in natural resources to provide homes for millions  where there are thousands,  and that  she is big enough to frame her OAvn  laAvs, so long as they do not conflict  with those of the Mother land,   then  will our country start on  her grand  and glorious career.  Today, as in the past, her greatest  hold-back is in her not having an  independent financial policy. Her  national debt amounts to 318 millions,  her total assets to 64 millions, leaving  a net debt of 253 millions, on which  she has paid 11 millions as interest.  Instead of decreasing this debt is increasing year after year, because of  the narrow, niggardly gold policy  the country is trying to do business  on. The present policy was adopted  in 1871 since which time the net  debt has increased trom $77,700,517  to $253,074,927 in 1895.  In 1871 the federal parliament  passed the act respecting the currency  which gave to the provinces of the  Dominion a uniform currency, the  single gold standard being adopted.  Provision was made that until otherwise ordered by Her Majesty's proclamation the gold eagle of the  United States should be legal tender  in Canada. The same act provided  for a gold coinage for Canada, but  Canadian gold coins have never been  and takes it upon herself to mint a  money of her 'iavii?    Today she is a  rag money country, pure and simple,  i True, the Federal Parliament adopted  ; the gold standard, but such a.stand-  : ard Avithout the  gold is  a AA*eak one  indeed.    Canada's stock of gold is all  ; of foi'eign coinage, and besides, is not  I sufficient to more than redeem one-  ; third    the     outstanding   uncovered  paper if it Avere all available!for that  purpose.    The report of the Bureau  of Mints gives Canada's stock of gold  j at 14 millions;   her   limited tender  I silver at 5 millions and uncovered  ! paper at 40 millions.     The Aveakness  ! of this policy can  better be realized  i when   it   is  understood   that Great  i Britain (according to the same statistics) has a stock of gold   to the  i value of 550 millions,  limited tender  j sih*er 100 millions and of uncovered  i paper 50 millions���only  10 millions  more than   Canada,   yet   having a  stock of gold 534 millions greater.  There is no reason why  Canada  should not have her own gold and  silver coin,   minted at home at the  same ratio as other , nations mint and  subject  to the same, requirements.  Why her present stock of gold is not  larger it is difficult to say.     British  Columbia alone has produced more  than 60 millions in gold since 1858,  and at least halt as much more has  come from other provinces.     Yet the  fact remains that Canada's stock of  the yelloAV metal is only 14 millions,  the greater part if not all in the shape  ot American eagles.    What Canada's  production of silver has been Ave have  no reliable means of knowing,  but  it is certain that it will not fall many  millions short of her gold product.  Yet   Canada   is    given    only    five  millions limited tender silver.     It is  in   uncovered paper currency  that  our country is "rich." Forty millions  of it to a gold stock of 14 millions, a  silver stock  of five   millions and a  population ot 5,000,000!     Is   this a  safe currency system to build upon ?  Why should not Canada  have the  privilege of coining her own money  on a safe basis ?    She' produces   the  gold and silver bullion and can very  quickly erect a mint.     Why should  she be forced to send to the old country from her own mines   the metal  William Penn and his friends Avere  no doubt rated sIoav.    They had not  the sagacity of Rockefeller for  instance,   in   developing   the country  and  controlling   its   riches for their  OAvn-personal, use and benefit.    The  development of  the country   is the  parrot cry of the monopolist in Canada  as. in Pennsylvania^ to justify the introduction of cheap labor to degrade  and starve out the  nati\*es   of the  country.    It has covered the United  States like a pall  Avith a net-work of  trusts   and monopolistic corporations  whose millions are continually being  piled higher Avhile   a new form of  legal   slavery,   'which   relieves   the  OAvner from the obligation of even  feeding his slave,   is taking or rather  has taken the place of the comparatively benificent   institution   of the  ante-bellum days.  The development of the country is  the cry for Chinese immigration and  leprosy ; for .keeping alight the lamp  American civilization by the introduction of over a million contract  Poles and Hungarians into the United  States in a few years. It Avas the  beacon cry for cheap Sweedish miners and then cheaper Chinese, on to  the rich flats and streams OAArned by  thieving provincial politicians in Car-  riboo.  ek of.'Montreal;  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 & Supfc. of Branches.  A. B. Buchanan, Inspector of Branch returns.  W. S. Clouston,  Assistant Inspector.  James Aird, Secretary.  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  -   ���-       A general banking business transacted  $  H.-T. BRAGDON,  New Denver, B.C.  A CHANGE OF HEAKT.  that is there coined into monejr and  shipped back to us for distribution in  the channels of trade? At present  silver is shipped abroad in bullion at  60 cents announce, and shipped back  to us in coin at $1.33 an ounce. Thus  Ave lose in the transaction just 73  cents an ounce. Is this a paying  proposition ?  But, some may say, Canada's silver  if coined at home Avould not be legal  tender. Why Avould it not be legal  tender, at least as much so as now ?  The same amount of silver would  have to be put into a dollar as now,  and the money be subject to the  same requirements. It would, in  truth, be limited tender, so long as  the single gold standard is maintained  but even limited tender money is  better than paper money that is legal  tender for nothing.  There is much 'to be said in favor  of a home mint for Canada and a  financial policy of her OAvn, and from  time to time The Ledge will discuss  the question and endeavor to plant in j  the hearts of Canadians the importance of Canada's having them.  The proverb about  rats deserting  a sinking ship is exemplified, by the  changed tone of the NeAvs-Advertiser  of Vancouver towards its late patrons,  the provincial ministry.    Mr. Cotton,  the   proprietor   ��f that   paper,    sat  through the long session of the legislature held this year Avithout having  offered the faintest   criticism-of the  ministry or its doings,   either in his  place in parliament or in his paper.  Noav that Mr. Cotton  has discovered  that Mr. Turner and his colleagues are  not likely to stump the country with  a view to re-election,   Mr. Cotton has  undertaken to hold a post mortem on  the remains of Turner & Co., and the  verdict ot the News-Advertiser is that  the policy and program of the Turner  ministry has been  a thing of shreds  and patches,   full of "sinsof omission  and blunders of commission,   botches  here and there."     We are   told by  Mr. Cotton's paper that the measures  of  the   government   were  "ill conceived and poorly wrought out,'' and  forced through the house by a ���'machine majority," and the curious part  of it is, that Avhile Mr.   Cotton  is not  volunteering any  news  in all  this,  he   posed   as  an   automatic   wheel  in the machine majority.  Mr. Cotton and his paper, in this  neAv change of front, are of course  liable to have this sudden conversion  attributed to the prospect of no more  government "phat" for Advertiser  *' pi," but, nevertheless, Mr. Cotton  can plead that a death-bed repentance  even if it does place him in a peculiar  pillory, is safer than none.  Carry only  the best  lines of  Watches,  Clocks,  and  Cutlery  in the  Market.  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 AA'est Kootenay,  and shall be pleased to quote  prices upon anything required  m my line.  HOTELrS OF KOOTHfiflY  THE NEWMARKET,  New Denver, H.  Stege  Silverton  Drug  Store#HB^  Th/*       108 Bishopsgate St.  1 [[Ci [within]  British L0ND0N-ENG>  Subscription, ^.oO per annum  Columbia.  Review  o   Brokers,    Mining  Engineers, owners of  Mining claims, Mining  Engineers, Assayers,  Journalists and others:���  DEVELOPING    THE    CODXTRY.  The development of the resources  of any country when conducted on  equitable lines for the common good  will be the measure of its prosperity.  When the natural resources which  nature designed to be the common  heritage and contribute to the common weal, become the private property of a few, then we have  monopoly Avith all its concomitants of  discontent up to civil Avar.  The present great strike of miners  in the coal regions of Pennsylvania  is an object lesson to Canada. We  must admit that the United States is  as rich as any country on earth in all  natural resources of soil and mine,  river and forest. It must be conceded also that the country is rich in  capable administrators of public  affairs, and possesesa high standard ot  excellence in national education : and  Avith all its riches of nature and scientific achievement and machine  politics it is in a state of chronic discontent requiring the mobilisation of  The outspoken criticism of government incapacity and mal-admin-  istration by the Inland Sentinel has  brought it under the ban of the administration and the fiat is that the  Sentinal is to be punished by getting  no more government printing, Avhich  but confirms our impressions. of the  Turner crowd that they have all  along regarded the provincial treasury as a private political fund.  Advertise in the  15.  only   representative    IJ  Europ��.     A Good investment.  C. Keview,    The  C.   Journal   in  ST. JAMES.  New Denver, Angrignon Bros.  WINDSOR RESTAURANT.  New Denver,  A. Jacobson & Co,  THE FILBERT.  Sandon,  HOTEL  SANDON.  Sandon,  R. Cunning  THE CLIFTON HOUSE,  Sandon, John Buckley  THE MINERS EXCHANGE.  Three Forks, E. C. Weaver  Blazer Cigars.  AMOS THOMPSON, AV. D. MITCHELL  Manager. Secretary.  r. b. Thompson, Notary Public.  it(  minted.      Silver   coins   Avere  made ! the military-to suppress the clamor of  thousands of workers Avho are really  in a state of starving serfdom which  would be a disgrace to Russia..  Could William Penn look down from  the Olympia of the departed on   flie  legal tender to $10 by the same act.  Canada has therefore never had a  legal tender money of her own, and  she stands today a financial dependency as much of the. United States  as of Great Britain. This view of  the question Avill be a new one to  many, an I to many a distasteful one,  but investigation will prove that such  is the case. Is it, not, time, therefore,  that; Canada, awakens to her condition  FALLING OVER EACH OTHER.  The manner in which the Vancouver city fathers, Board of Trade and  a section of the coast press were recently falling over each other in  their desire to do humble reverence  to the great I AM of Canadian monopolists, Avould be amusing if not so  utterly contemptible and degrading.  President Shaughnessy expressed the  hope that the "good people" of Van  couver would reduce, if not entirely  remit, the tax on C.P.R. property.  HoA\r good of him ! The Avorking* men  of Vancouver Avell remember how  this grinding monopoly known as the  C.P.R. would not hire a workman,  A\rho Avas knoAvn to belong to a labor  union, and all C.P.R. work in Vancouver, as elsewhere, Avas and is today done by "scab" labor.  The people will learn shortly that  they can run and control railroads as  Avell as pay for them. The days  when a feA\- pettifogging despotic  schemers can sidetrack the people of  Canada in railroads are numbered,  and President Shaughnessy can take  note of the fact.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  Mines and Mining Properties for  sale.    Abstracts,    &c.  Correspondence solicited.  Agents for Phoenix Insurance Co.  of London, Eng.  HOTEL WELLINGTON,  Three Forks, J. S Eeeder  ASSRYE^S OP B. G.  Silverton.  LEVI   SMITH,  HOWARD WEST,  New Denver.  R. O Matheson,  Proprietor,  Silverton,  13 ��� "w*  J. M.  Silverton.  M. BENEDUM,  AV. S. Dkkaa'ry  Kaslo, B.C.  H. T. TwiGG  New Denver, B.C.  DREWRY &. TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  FRANK   DICK,  Slocan City.  T IFE   INSURANCE.  The Ontario Mutual of Watreloo, Ont  oilers a popular policy at moderate rates.  Protection for your family.  Provision for your own old age  And a profitable investment.  The Ontario Mutual Life���ilth year.  Assets $3,40-1,908.  Pull information by application to  W. D. MITCHELL, Agent,    New Denver, B.C  QM. W00DWORTH, M.A.,  LL.B.  NOTARY PUBLIC,  CONVEYANCE]*, Etc.,  MINES and REAL ESTATE  Slocan City, B.C.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Fidelity Mineral Claim.  Situated   in   the  Slocan Mining Division   of  AVest Kootenay District.    Where located:  About two miles southeast of Now Denver,  B.C.  "PAKE NOTICE that I, Alfred Driscoll, as agent  1    forF. L  Byron, free miner's certificate No.  81M7!), L.'F.  Holtz, free miner's certificate No.  7-UiS!t. anil A. S. Williamson, free miner's certificate    No.    7!ii'.')7,    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, tinder  section 37. must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this -'0th day of Sept.. 1807.  F. W. GROVES,  CIVIL and MINING ENGINEER,  Provincial Land Surveyor. t.  Underground Surveys. Surface ana  Aerial Tramways. Mineral claims sur-  Areyed and reported upon.     Kaslo, B.C  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  A .   DRISCOLL, C. E.,  I" ominion & Provincial  Lacd Surveyor.  PRICE  LIST  Rough Lumber, narrow,  " wide,  Joist and Scantling, sized up to  18 feet long,  8'to 24 '  21 'to 30 '  Flooring, T & G, 6 "  V joint Ceiling, J  "Rustic,  Shiplap,  Surfaced Dressed,  A liberal discount on large orders for Cash,  PETER GENELLE & Co  $10 00  $11 00 to 12  11 ..  12 ..  13 ..  20 ..  22  ii ..  19 .'.  U -..  13 ..  Kcno "Mineral Claim.  Several years ago avc, commenced  advocating1 the establishing' of a mint  scenes of his early manhood in Avhich j in Canada and Ave are pleased to see  lie fondly hoped to  plant the seeds of! the Canadian pi ess so much in favor  brotheriv-love,   Iioav Ids qreat manlv ! of it now.   Wc Avould suggest that the  i ,  heart must grieve  at  the han'OAving*! mint be built in Ncav Denver or some  sight,  of starvatioi.   in   the  midst of; equally suitable place  in West, Koot  plenty. ' enay.  TAK  Situate hi the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.  KE NOTICE that I. S. P. Tuck, free  niner's certificate Xo. !I7,:-'.S2, acting as agent  for AY. P. Iitissvl!, five miner's certificate No.  7'i2iiii, 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 .'!7 must be commenced before the  issuance of such, certificate of improvements.  Dated this liiith day of August, 1,S'.J7.  DISSOLUTION*   OF   I'AItTNEUSHIP.  D  R. A.S. MARS   ,.^L.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  Graduate of American Collet  Chicago  >of Dental Surgery  rP!IK Partnership lierctufore existing [between  1 If,,hen Sanderson mill Nathan K.'Lay, is  herein.- 11 is-,,I veil bv mutual ciii'.sciit.  ' I'olSEI'T SANDERSON,  NATHAN K. LAV.  Trail. Sept. I;;. ''X'.-T.  THE SILVERTON MINER'S UNION  X No. 71,  ���W.   *E*\   *IVE.  Meets every Saturday night.  C.   Me.NIOHOLLS.    President  CHAS.   BRAND, Secretary.  JJOWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S M, London, Eng  MINING ENGINEER, ���  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties   examined   and   reported on  for  m  tending purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical Laboratory, Belle-  vue ave, New Denver, B C.  |��. E. PALMER, C.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND  and MINE SURVEYOR.  P.O. Box 214.  Sandon, B.C  F.  G. FAUQUIER,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  ku.sp, B.C.  GAVILLIM & JOHNSON.  (McGill)  H   ing Engineers  & Analy-Chemists,  ylocan City,        -   B O  Chas. A. Stoess,  Assoc. M. Inst. 0. E. M Ca u. Soe. C. E.  CIVIL ENGINEER.  Provincial Land Surveyor.   Mining Surveying.  Kaslo, B.C. Fourth Year  THE LEDQE, NEW DENVER, B.C., SEPTEMBER 23, 1897.  5  ott f n Kootenay  aa  The oil and gas deposits in South East  Kootenay are the property of the Kootenay Coal Company, -Montreal, avIio are  the proprietors of the coal fields in'South  East Kootenay known as tlie Ctoavs Nest  Pass coal fields. These oil and gas deposits are in the extreme south east of  East Kootenay, close to the international  . boundary, and,are not confined to East  Kootenay alone. They also exist in the  extreme south Avest of Alberta, on the  eastern side of the Rockies. These deposits are believed to extend beyond the  boundary line and exist in the State of  Montana.  The deposits were not knoAvn until  1891. They Avere disco\*ered by the Stony  Indians. This tribe of Indians live in  the Morley reservation, near Banff,Avhich  is  intersected by   the   C.  P.  Railway.  The summer hunting grounds of these  Indians extend along the foothills and  eastern slopes of tlie Rockies. Occas-  ' ally they 'crossed, through the South  Kootenay Pass in the Rockies and came  out into the Tobacco Plains in East  Kootenay. Rarely, however, did they  do this, as they Avould be apt to come  into conflict with the Kootenay Indians,  whose hunting grounds Avere on the west  side of the Rockies,. This pass is forty  miles south of the Crows Nest. Its summit is seven miles from the boundary  lino.  These oil fields on both sides of the  Rockies wore visited by Dr. Sehvyn, of  the Geological survey of Canada, in 1.891,.  and he gives a description of them, which  is farm accurate, in the summary report  of 1891.  The deposits in Alberta are on the  Cameron   Falls   Brook,   some   distance  from its mouth.   The brook empties into  Waterton Lake, a large sheet of Avater in  Alberta and right, on  the international  line.   The oil is seen on  the stream and  . where there are pools  there is no difficulty in skimming' off  in a very short  time a sullicient quantity to fill a bottle.  Near whore the oil is found in a stream,  a rocky reef of grey silicious dolomite  crosses the creek and  rises into a steep  bluff on   the left bank;   on   the   right  bank, seven or eight feet above the creek,  a broad, thick timbered fiat extends for  150 yards to the  base of tlie bordering  mountains,   which  culminate six miles  to the south west at the boundary monument,  (5,000'  feet above sea level.    No  Avork whatever has been done to test the  nature of the oil sources.   Dr. Sehvyn  recommends the expenditure of a small  outlay for some shallow sinking or boring  on tlie fiat, above described, in order to  fully test tlie. oil sources.   So far as at  present  knoAvn  these  are the  only oil  sources in Southern Alberta.    The principal deposits, however, are on the west  side of  the.  Rockies in  Kishneena and  Sage Creeks,  Avhich  are tributaries  of! done  the fFlathead River.    The Sage Creek  joins the Flathead about ten miles north  of the Kishneena.  Crossing from the south, after leaving  tlie pass, the first oil deposits are in the  Kishneena Creek. These are found  about four miles north of the 49th parallel and 'are where trail comes down  to the level of the stream. At this place  are the remains of a beaver dam. Here  are ledges of dark-blue slate, dipping  east by north. Lifting layers of this  slate at aud beloAV the Avater, a quantity  of dark-green circular patches of oil rise  to the surface, and a precisely similar  result followed by stirring- up the mud  in the bottom of the pool. Oil is said,  by the Stony Indians Avho frequent this  region, to occur at other points. The  Kishneena jofns the Flathead River in  Montana, about four miles south of the  international boundary. The beaver  dam oil is of a dark-greenish-black and  does not apparently differ much from  that of Cameron Falls Creek. Prelimih-  inary tests have been made here by sinking a shaft in the shales at the beaver  dam pool and by boring on the sandy  and gravelly fiat country about tAvo and  a half miles noth of the boundasy line.  The next deposits are in Sage Creek,  which leaves the mountains that border  its upper course in an north easterly  direction up to the main watershed some  twelve miles distant, aDd here, at the  edge of the water, on the left bank, dark  flinty shales like those at the beaver  dam pool on tlie .Kishneena. Directly  the layers of this rock are raised, the oil  rises and spreads over the surface of the  water in such abundance that a short  time suffices, with the aid of a tin cup,  to collect a bottle full.  Less than half a mile higher up, on  the right bank and on the opposite or  Avest side of the valley, oil is again found  issuing from the base of the bank "r,  drift, which has here filled the valley  and causes the stream to make a sharp  bend eastward to the base of the opposite  mountain. Every stone on the bed of  the creek on being' broken or rubbed  gives out a strong odor of petroleom.  The oil collected here differs entirely in  appearance from those of the Camerion  Falls or Kishneena Creeks. Some of it  is of a light lemon-yelloAvybut most of it  nearly the color of pale brandy and Avith  a very powerful petroleum odor.  In Sage Creek are also deposits of  natural gas, large quantities of which  escape from the cracks and crevices in  the rocks. These escapes are easily  lighted by a match, and a long* flame  rises upwards. No tests have been made  on these gas deposits to ascertain their  extent, Forming the same conclusions  from similar data given clseAvhcre, as in  the Pennsylvania coal fields and gas deposits, these deposits should be of great  extent. It has now been ascertained  Avhat the Grows Nest coal fields are,  and, following the same reasonable deduction,those oil and gas deposits should  be of great extent and considerable  valuo. Small as the work has been done  on the oil deposits, sufficient has been  prove their large extent and  Kootenay is a purer and oil. The Sage  Creek oil has been proved to be the  purest that has been found.  The company avIio own the lagest portion of these oil and gas deposits is about  to undertake extensive development  Avork upon them in the course of next  season, Avhich Avill fully prove their  \-alue and extent.���East Kootenav Miner  A    SUCCESSFUL    EXAMINATION.  Please, sir, said the little fellow, as he  stood, cap in hand, before the merchant, I hear that you Avant an office  boy. "        -  Yes, I do. Do you think you could  fill the place ?  Yes, sir.  Where do you live ?  At home, sir.  AVhere'sthat?  On Steenth Street.  Parents living?     '"  Yes, sir.  Any other relatives?-  No^ sir.  No grandmother ?  No, sir.  Nor grandfather ?  No, sir.  Uncles?  J have no uncles, sir.  Aunts ? '  No aunts, sir.  Then of course vou have no cousins?  No, sir.  How does it happen that you have no  relatives in New York ?  They are all in England, sir.  If that is the case, I think you'll do.  You see, I have to be very particular in  baseball season, for grandmothers,  uncles and the like are apt to get very  ill and die then. You may begin work  tomorrow morning. You" Avill have S3  a week.   That's all.���Harper's Bazar.  Slocan  DESERTING    THE    FARM.  A farm in one of the Western Hampshire toAvns Avas sold about 50 years ago  for ��2,000. The man avIio bought it  built a new house on it at a cost of  S1,000.   At his death the farm was sold  for ��900. This purchaser built a neAv  barn at a cost of ��500 and died after a  feAV years, Avhen the farm of 100 acres,  with" new house and barn costing-��1,700.  was sold for ��000. The land is as pro-  ducti\re as any in the Northampton  meadoAvs. Where has the value of that  farm gone to ? The man who once lived  on it Avas telling the story Avhile sitting  on the court-house railing the other  day. He pas looking at the stores on  Shop row. "It has gone in there and  other places like this," ho said. "The  farms have gone down in value and the  value of the real estate in the centers  has gone up. No one wants to stay on  the farm and Avork���the boys all want  to get into the centers where there is  less hard Avork and better pay. And I  don't blame them a single bit."���Northhampton (Mass.) Gazette.  Weber Square Piano, excellent condition, for sale, ��150, or Avill exchange  for diamonds.    Box'22fi, Trail, B.C.   '  to   prove their large  great richness.  The surface indications are nearly all  alike. Th eoil, which is petroleum, is  not of the same character,  that of  East  Mudge���You Avould if you lived in a  flat where the children are allowed to  play out on the street instead of compelled to stay in the - house to do their  running and yelling1.���Ex.  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 Avill receive medical  or surgical treatment and the necessary medicines tree of charge.  AH serious cases will be admitted  to the Hospital for treatment.  Miners in regular employ, subscribing through their payroll,. can  secure all the privileges of theabove.  For further information apply to���  J. E. Brouse, M.D.,  New Denyer, B.C.  BOURNE  BROS.,  DEALERS IN  GENERAL  MERCHANDISE,  MINERS'  SUPPLIES,  DOORS, SASH,  OATS,   BRAN,   iiTC.  NEW DENVER,  B.C.  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  F.L0CAST0,  New Denver.  TOBACCONIST,  NEWSDEALER,  and STATIONER,  Imported and Domestic Cigars, To-  baccoes, Fruits and Confectionery.  ��� b * a  Two 10x15 job  bers; one a Gordon and the other  an Excelsior, now  called the Eclipse.  R. T. LOWERY.  To the inhabitants  of New Denver  and all  Slocan Lake  Points:  Many have received BENEFIT  from   my Optical   Depai'tment,  Why not Yon?  Vou %vlio Jiave tried common  Spectacles in vain, and suffered from eye strain, causing  Nervous Headache, Ktc.  It will pay you to come to  SAXDOX and have your eyes  properly tested and fitted with  suitable glasses.  This is the only remedy when  your trouble arises from Defective Eyesight, and should  be attended to at once. I have  one of the best trial cases made  and can give you tlie best ser-  , vice.  Eyes tested Free.  G. W. GRIMMETT,  Jeweler and Optician, Sandon, B.C.  Tlie ProsDectors' Assay Office  Brandon, B. C,  First-class  brick on hand  and shipped  to any part of  the   country.  GOETTSCHE & MAGNUSON,Props  Tj-QRNISHED ROOMS  By Day  Mrs. A. J. Murphy.  or Week.  SIXTH STREET  R. STRATHERN.  Je-weler  KASLO CITY,  The only Practical Watchmaker  nay   District.     Orders by mail  attention.  in the  -eeeivc  B.C  Koote-  promp  ALL WORK- GUARANTEED  Bobby���Popper, what is a pessimist?  Mr. Ferry���One of them is the man  who always buys a round-trip ticket to  the races.���Cincinnati Enquirer.  Assay Price List:  Gold, Silver, or Lead,each.  S1.50  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  -1 00  Gold and Copper   2 50  Silver and Copper  2 50  Gold. Silver and Copper  3 00  Platinum  ft 00  Mercury  2 00  Iron or Manganese  2 00  Lime, 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 Cokinir  Coal) :  4 0  Terms: 'Cash. With .Sample.  June 20th. 1835.  FRANK DICK,  Assayer and Ai-.'ilvst  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 Printing1 Material. *  Coi wirtheToronto Type  Foundry Co.,Ltd.  J.CCR0ME, Agent,  C^fl Cordova Street,  JZ'U       VANCOUVER, B.C.  wmmmmmwmmmmym&m^mmM  NoW-oi^ t^e M&nket.  Now oiq tl^e Market.  Black Prince,  Cold Blow,  Alpine,  Cameronian,  Alexandra,  Scenic,  Situated ir? tf?e Heart of tl?e hxzrqoi} ��iTeck Gold Mir?cs.  Plenty  of Good Timber.  Tcuo beaatifal lakes neat* the Shores of liemon Greek  A beautifully situated townsite, surrounded by (Sold Mines.  Perfect Title to all property.  Price of Lots from $50 to ��150 each.  Lucky George,  Maple Leaf,  Crusader,  Howard Fraction,  Sundown Fraction  and many others.  GE>NE>R:T\Lo  HGBNTS. 6  THE LEDQE, NEW DENVER, B.C., SEPTEMBER 23, 1897.  Fourth Yeap.  LOVE'S  ROSARY.  3 yHatte^- of vanity  6  When I heard that Maud Jeffriei was  engaged to Jack Meadows, I took an  early opportunity of congratulating  them both, for they were both old  friends of mine and charming people-  especially Maud. She was an artist and  painted very zealously in oil colors. She  ���was in her studio when I called. So I  ���went up to it and found her enveloped  in a linen apron covered with the variegated colors of her palette. Sha was  working at an unfinished painting, and  bo absorbed in it that at first she did  not hear me enter. When she did, she  turned quickly.  "No, it's not Meadows. I'm sorry,"  I said sympathetically.  "Oh, but I'm yery glad to see you,"  she'answered. "And you are just in  time to help me. Do tell me what is  wrong with this thing," and she pointed to the canvas.  "That is Meadows' privilege," I  said. I offered her my good wishes and  told her I was sure she would be happy.  She blushed prettily and said, "We  are very happy now."  "But how  have you satisfied your  conscience?"   I  asked.    "I understood  yourself to the service  you had vowed  of your art." .  "Oh, but I will never give up my  ���work,'' she protested earnestly. ' 'Jack  knows that. He wouldn't want me to.  1 think it is so wrong not to use one's  gifts.    Don't you?"  "Certainly, and I'm glad Jack sees  that.    He must be very proud of you."  She hesitated. "I'm afraid he is not  naturally very fond of art," she said,  " but I hope he will soon learn to love  it.  "He is really awfully good about it,"  she went on. "He is going to let ma  paint his portrait, and then we shall  hang it in our dining room."  "That will be delightful," I said.  "Look,   here are   some  sketches for  it," said Maud, drawing out some panels and charcoal drawings.   "Don't you  think they are like him?"  I recognized Meadows in spite of the  varying expressions Maude had given  him and said so at once. She was  pleased, and just then Meadows came  in.  "I am just admiring the studies for  the great portrait," I said genially.  "Ah, yes, they are only rough sketches. The thing itself will be quite different, won't it, darling?" he said, with,  I imagined, a shade of anxiety.  "Mr. R-aller thinks they are excellent  likenesses, Jack," she said happily.  He looked at me sharply, but I boldly repeated my opinion.  A fortnight or so passed before I saw  anything of Meadows or Maud, then I  met Meadows. He looked worried, and  when I asked him after Miss Jeffries he  said shortly, "I believe she is quite  well, thanks."  "And how is the portrait going on?"  "It's not going on at all at present,"  he answered.  "How's that? Is she dissatisfied with  it?".  "No, she's not," he said, emphasizing the pronoun.  "Surely you are pleased?" said I.  "Look here, R-aller," he said, with a  burst of confidence. "That wretched  portrait is undermining my happiness.  It's no more like me than that poster,"  and he pointed to a flaming placard.  ' 'I'm not a vain chap, you know, but I  do bar beiug handed down to posterity  looking like a criminal lunatic."  "But it can't be as bad as that? Maud  Would never do you injustice," I said.  "Not intentionally, but she swears  to the good likeness, though I can't see  how she can. When I suggested it was  a bit unflattering, she said she must  paint what she saw, and that she could  not tamper with the truth of art. I just  laughed and said, joking, that there  was room for a little more truth, and  then she was hurt and said she had no  idea that men could be so vain."  "And you left it at that?"  "Yes, if you saw the thing you  Wouldn't be surprised."  "I should like to see it," I said.  "Come along then. Maud is out this  afternoon, her sister told me so. We  Will go to her studio, and you can give  me your unbiased opinion."  So we went together and climbed up  to Maud's painting room. The portrait,  still wet, was on the easel. Meadows  pointed to it in eloquent silence. I was  silent too. It was so painfully realistic  that it verged on caricature.  "Well," said Meadows, "could you  live in the same house with it if it were  your portrait?"  "One might get used to it in time, "I  answered.  "Yet she is fond of you," I said.  "Surely if you ask her to suppress it as  B personal favor"���  "She would only say it was my vanity," he answered gloomily. "There ia  nothing to be clone. She must choose  between me and my portrait, unless"���  "Unless what?" I asked as he paused.  "You could persuade her. Tell her it  doesn't do her justice, either of us justice. Do, there's a good fellow. She has  no end of respect for you. "  I could not resist his appeal and  promised to do my best. "And surely  that is she coming up the stairs now,"  said I as we heard footsteps.  "Yes. Well, speak to her now," said  Meadows.  He left me alone in the studio as  "Maud entered.  She greeted me with a weary smile  and glanced directly at the portrait.  "You have been looking at it?" she  asked, mechanically taking up her palette and brushes.  "Yes," I said, and she seemed to expect me to say more.  "It's a good likeness, isn't it?" she  remarked nr����"'1*"  "It is too flattering," I answered, sitting down opposite it.  She looked at me suspiciously, but  my face was full of innocence. "Jack  doesn't think so," she said.  "But he is so absurdly vain," said I.  "Not more than  other men, I  suppose, '' she retorted.  Her back was toward me and I could  see her listlessly dabbing at the background of the portrait. "Yet you say  he is not satisfied with that painting,"  I said.  "What fault can he find?"  "Nothing definite; but he wants me  to alter it."  "However painful it may be, you  must keep your art pure. It is true that  in the noble cause of realism you have  accentuated his worse points"���  "No, I haven'tr," she said with some  heat.  "I honor you for it. Very few girls  would have had the courage to treat the  portrait of a lover in so bold a way,  even to the suggestion of caricature."  "But you said I had flattered him,"  she cried.  "Truth is the highest flattery," I answered seutentiously. " And if Meadows  be not high minded enough to see it you  will not regret his loss."  "His loss? What do you mean?" she  exclaimed.  "I saw him just now. He does not  appreciate your noble self sacrifice. He  said if you had really loved him you  would not have pointed out his homeliness to the world. He seemed to feel it  a good deal."  "Homeliness! He is beautiful!" she  cried indignantly.  "Really, my dear young lady, you  can't say that with that almost speaking likeness in front of us," and I  pointed to the portrait.  With a sudden movement she smudged  a brushful of paint over the face on the  canvas.  "What are you doing? Are you mad?"  I said.  "No, not now."  "But remember the fine technique."  For an  instant she paused���but only  for  an   instant.   Then  she  took some  more paint and rubbed it violently over  the  portrait.    I saw Meadows  looking  round the door and beckoned him in.  "Your portrait is done for," I said.  She threw down her palette.    "Jack!  Look   at  it!"   she   cried, with a laugh  that seemed to catch in her throat.  There is now hanging in the Meadows' dining room a portrait Of the master of the house. It is not at all a good  painting, but Jack gazes at it with satisfaction. It is by his wife, and when  her friends suggest that she has flattered her husband she smiles.  Once I saw her looking at it rather  sadly and I asked her if she were regretting the one she had destroyed. Perhaps  it was an indiscreet question.  She shook her head. "No, sometimes  I think I acted hastily, for it really was  good," she said.  "But surely this one is, on the whole,  better?" said I.  "Jack thinks so," she answered, and  she sighed.���-Westminster Budget.  fi-wtet aames, the rosary of my evening prayer,  Told on my lips like kisses of good night  To friends who go a little from my sight,  And 9>:nc through distant years shine clear  and fair.  So this dt-nr burden that I daily bear  Nightly God taketh anddoth loose mo quite,  And soft I tink in slumbers pure and lijjht  With thoughts of human love and heavenly  -care.  But when I mark hew into 6hadow slips  My manhood's prime and weep fast passing  friends,  fc.nd heaven's riches making poor my lips,  And think how in the dust love's labo* ends,  tlien, -where  the cluster of my hearthstone  shone,  "Bid me not live," I sigh, "till all be gone."  ���G-. E. Woodberry in Harper's Magazine.  THE BIG POLICEMAN.  "lee or No?"  A pretty story of how Henry M. Stanley wooed and won Miss Dorothy Ten-  nant, though coming to us from private  sources, has been made sufficiently public to avert the charge of undue personality. Miss Tennant, it is well known,  was the original of Sir John Millais'  famous picture, "Yes or No?" It seems  that Stanley had asked the question,  and the reply was "No."  The great explorer went to Africa  again, and after several years returned  to London, to find himself the most talked of man of the day.  The thought of Miss Tennant was  still uppermost in his mind, and he  resolved that his first visit should be to  her home. In his impatience for the  morrow he turned over the cards and  notes with which the table was strewn,  and selecting one haphazard decided to  while away the time by attending a certain reception.  The first person he met there was  Miss Tennant. They greeted each other  formally, but later in the evening Stanley retired to a small anteroom, to find  that Miss Tennant had likewise sought  solitude. A somewhat embarrassing silence ensued, broken at last by the  woman saying, with the manner of  one "making conversation:"  "Do you find London much changed,  Mr. Stanley?"  "No,I haven't found London changed,  and I've not changed either," returned  the explorer, with his usual intrepidity.  "Have you?"  "Yes, I've changed," answered Miss  tennant softly.  A few days later Millais received a  note from his former subject, beginning:  My Dear Sir John���The momentous question hns been at- last decided. It is a joyful  and triumphant "Yes!"  ���Youth's Companion.  When She Listened.  "Listen!'' he hissed.  "No.,: she answered, and turning upon her heel brusquely she left him there  filono.  For she was a telephone girl by profession, and it was not her wont to listen to anything unless she was sure it  wu"* none of her business.���Detroit  Journal.  Jap Oddities In Eating.  The Japanese preserve their potatoes  in sugar, pickle their plums and salt  cherry blossoms to infuse as tea. They  eat candy and other sweets at the same  time with their soups, fish and vegetables. The more noise they make in the  ���.���hewing of food the greater is the compliment to the host.  The big policeman felt unusually  pleasant this morning notwithstanding  the fact that a disagreeable rain was  falling-���mean spring rain, which had  mixed itself up with a cold rain in such  a manner that when it came dashing  around the street corner it caused profane pedestrians to say words which  would look ill if printed, and the "other kind" to say "My goodness," or  something equally relieving to pent  up indignation.  Looking  down,   the   big   policeman  saw  a little woman,   attired  in  some  kind of gray stuff and with big pathetic  eyes, standing beside him, and somehow  she seemed frightened at the crowd, the  passing  vehicles,   the  clanging   street  car  bells, and  the constant passing of  the cars themselves.    She   was white  and   shivering, and her garments, wet  through, clung about her in a hindering fashion, which kept her from rapid  movement, and as she stepped close beside the big policeman he felt a curious  desire   to  take her  up,   much   as one  would take up a child, and carry her to  a place of  sjifety.    She hesitated a moment  and then she attempted to'go forward, but, alas,-whether the rain blind  ed her or she just then remembered that  she was in  haste and must at any risk  go on   her way, she  attempted to cross  over the track just in front of a swiftly  moving  car.    In vain  did the gripman  shout, in vain  did   the bell ring.    The  little gray clad figure fluttered on and  the crowd just behind her, feeling that  a tragedy was about to be enacted, was  hushed   into  instant silence.    The  big  policeman   also  comprehended the awful danger of the woman and  his teeth  came together with a snap andyhis fine  eyes flashed as he sprang   after her, his  hand outstretched in a frantic  effort to  reach, grasp and pull her back.  The car  was almost upon him, the noise of  the  grinding wheels filled his ears, he knew,  as  men know whose wits are  ever on  the   alert, that it was  risking his life  for the life of a stranger, but a mighty  effort, the flinging of his body forward,  and the deed was done, the woman was  drawn   out  of the  reach of the cruel  wheels; but the big policeman's left leg  gave the passengers in the car a sickening jar as the wheels passed over it and  the tragedy for the crowd had been furnished.  Nobody noticed the woman, who, unhurt, mingled with the crowd and went  her way, but had they done so.they  would have seen her crying behind her  veil and every now and then clutching  her fingers together as if in mortal misery. And she was miserable, poor little  Marie Denton, who was only a dressmaker's assistant aud who had lost her  mother, her only known relative, only  a few weeks before. She had cried so  much in the little room she called home  at night that sleep went away from  her and she wks so exhausted when  morning came that- she could hardly eat  her meager breakfast, and it was late  when she started for the down town establishment where she was employed.  It was this thought that impelled her  when she tried to cross the street and  which had resulted in such a disastrous  fashion for the big policeman. Marie  remembered that his glance had fallen  upon her kindly, and while she had  made no effort to push her way to  where ready but tender hands were caring for the brave fellow who had risked  his life to save hers, yet she registered  a vow in her heart that she would never rest until she had told him how  grieved she was at his hurt and how  much she appreciated his heroism.  He might hate her for being the  cause, but Marie was a brave little  woman when her duty confronted her,  and she knew as well now as later on  that she must do what she could to  atone to the poor fellow who was enduring the torture of an awful hurt.  All day she worked in silence, but  she saw the picture of the kind eyes  ever before her, and she resolved that  she would buy an evening paper and in  tlm account of the accident would ascertain the name of the man who at one  hound was raised to the dignity of a hero  kud who was a hero, too, as great as  my of those whose names were blazoned on fame's banner. What if he was  only a policeman- and the saving of life  was in the line of his duty? No man is  "���.������quired to risk his own life to save  t.'at of another, and as Marie remembered that, save a bruise or two, she  had escaped without injury while her  rescuer was suffering, and all for her  sake, she whispered low to her heart  uot. "the hero," or "a hero," but "my  hero." And she blushed a little as she  said it, but somehow it was so much  like music to her that she did not drive  it away, but kept it near her and around  it wove dreams.  When she started home in the evening,  from the lirst newsboy she came across  she bought a paper and with rare good  fortune finding a seat in the car which  bore her homeward she quickly unfolded the paper and began to scan the  headlines. There were big, double headlines on the first page, but there was  nothing about the affair which was of  >uch vital interest to her, and she turned  be paper over, and���there it was,  "The Deed of a Hero," and the big  ooliceman���whose name   was  William  gmitb, nothing but plain William  Bmith���was much praised for his noble  rleed in ' 'saving the life of a foolish  woiuan"���and here Marie nodded her  head in assent:���and the "story" went  on to say that, "while he would not  lose his leg, yet the officer would be  crippled for life," etc. But what Marie  wanted to know was where the hurt  man was to be found, and this the  newspaper story failed to tell beyond  the fact that he had been taken to a  hospital.  Marie sighed and puckered her white  forehead into a frown, while she  thought of a "way," and then at the  next corner she climbed off the car and  waited for a policeman. She asked him  if he knew where Officer William  Smith, who was hurt by a cable car  that morning, had been ttfW'eu, but the  policeman did not know anything about  the accident, and he did not know Officer William Smith, and, being a gruff  fellow aud tired of the mud and other  disagreeable things which follow a  rainy day, he added he "didn't care."  Marie was also tired, and it was past  her dinner time, but she went on until  she found another wearer of the star,  and to him she put the same query regarding Officer Smith. This time she  was given the desired information, and  she boarded another car, with a heart  which held in it a determined purpose.  The next morning she wont to work  as usual, but when it was time to return home she asked her employer for a  "day off," and because of tho unusual  request readily secured permission to be  away tho whole of the next day. That  night when Marie reached home she  carried somewhere next to her innocent  heart a crisp, new $1 bill, and this she  placed inside of her worn little pocket-  book.  Yes, she meant.to do it���she meant  to buy some flowers and some fruit and  take them to her "hero," and that  night she did not feel so lonely as she  had doue when she remembered that  her mother was lyi"*g in the grave far  from her own sunny France, for a new  interest had taken possession of her, aud  a new purpose had been evolved in her  brain through a sense of justice. She  carefully brushed the pretty brown hair  tho next morning and tacked a little  fresh lace in her collar and mended a  very small hole in her best gloves before putting them cu, and then, when  she was quite neat and very, very  sweet, she went forth in search of flowers. She bought a single pink rose "*nd  a few ferns aild a half dozen white carnations, and then she bought a tiny  basket of pinkish green grapes, and she  was ready to find the hospital.      0  It was a long ride, but not a very  long walk, and finally Marie, with her  heart fluttering like, u bird in its cage,  found herself in the presence of the  man who but yesterday was strong aud  well, hot who today was as helpless as  an infant. His eyes did not shrink  when Marie stood beside his narrow  cot, but looked at her with the same  kindly light which they had worn when  sho stood beside him at that fatal crossing, and th-*re was a strange sweetness  in the thought which came to Marie  that at least-he did not hate her for the  misery she had brought upon him.  She began to say in a hesitating fashion how sorry she, was for the accident,  but, as was said, she was brave in what  she considered her duty, and presently  she grew calm and, with only the encouragement of the kindly eyes, went  on and confessed that she meant to do  what she could to atone for her heedless  conduct, and that she "had begun by  bringiug him some flowers and a bit of  fruit." The big officer held out his  hand to the little woman, and without  any hesitancy she placed hers in it, and  a kind of a compact was thus sealed.  He said in a gentle way he "was glad  he saved her life," and when she had  promised to come again and had gone  the flowers were laid against the mus-  tached lips, and there was a feeling in  the big heart for the little woman that  was very tender and very sweet.  Well, of course the little woman came  again, and of course the big policeman  was glad to see her, and as the days  weut on the old story was again new  for these two people, who had been so  near to death together, and when the  blessed day came that Officer William  Smith was released from the hospital  almost well and not so very lame, either,  it was understood that there was to be a  wedding, by which Miss Marie Denton  was to become ''Mrs. (Officer William  Smith." And, sure enough, the wedding came off in due time, and the big  policeman's chief was present, besides  many of his brother policemen, and  among the gifts was a gold medal,  which was bestowed on the groom in a  neat speech by the chief and whiob  bore the inscription, "For bravery,"  and there is a pretty little home in one  of the quieter streets which bears upon  its simple brass door plate the name  "Smith," but at which nobody thinks  of asking for the big policeman for all  that. He has a rival���a pretty, pink  cheeked, round, rollicking baby, which  the neighbors, as well as the silly parents, call the "little policeman," and  Which looks enough like the big policeman to be called "a chip off the old  block."���Rosa Pearle in Chicago Tribune.  TRADES THAT KILL.  Oewnpatiozts   Tbat   Gradually Destroy tiha  Xives of the Men -Encased In Them.  People are afraid to travel by land or  sea and take out all sorts of accident  policies, but there are many legitimate  occupations or trades that kill as certainly and steadily as the most ill reg-  nlated steam engine. An old writer  eaid that human life was the cheapest  thing on earth. Strange to say, says an  English trade journal, you cannot  frighten the workmen who know how  dangerous is their trade, and not even  higher wages will tempt them from  such death traps. Lead, in the form of  bullets and shot, is a deadly, dangerous  thing, but it is also death dealing to all  who use it in their work, as house  painters, gilders, calico printers,, type  founders, potters and braziers.  Mercury is a foe to life. Those who  make mirrors, barometers or thermometers, who etch or color wool or felt,  will scon feel the effect of the nitrate  of mercury in teeth, gums and the tissues of the body. Silver kills those who  handle it. and photographers, makers of  hair dyes and ink and other preparations ere long turn gray, while a deadly weariness subdues them, and soon  they succumb. Copper enters into the  composition of many articles of everyday life, and too soon those who work  in bronzing and similar decorative processes lose teeth and eyesight and finally life. Makers of wall paper growpalo  and sick from the arsenic in its coloring, and matchmakers lose strength  and vitality from the excess of phosphorus used in their business.  JMtric acia is usea t>y engravers, oj  etchers in copper, by makers of gun cotton and those who supply our homes  with lovely picture frames. Its fuinei  are poison to the human,lungs and soon  destroy them completely. Ammonia  kills the soapmakers; workers in guano  grow deaf; hydrocyanic acid deals  death to gilders, photographers and picture finishers, while zinc is a fatal foe  to calico printers, makers of optical  glasses and meerschaum pipes.  Mankind is by nature brave, and  very few are deterred from action because of supposed danger. If the great  builders and engineers of the world  wGuld stop and ask, "How many lives  will this undertaking cost?" it is probable that the. world would be without  some of the greatest triumphs of modern thought. Everyday life and common occupatiens are full of silent courage, and all- around are workers who  die in the harness and are true heroes  without knowing it.  TIME'S   TEST.  - -or  l*' o lovers there are���I know them well���  Who learned the lesson love comes to teach,  Whose eyes are bright- with rhe old, old light,  Whose hands seek each for each.  And this love of theirs seems a thing moat rare,  For each of the loveru has silver hair.  His face is melle-w with passing years,  But with never a line that is hard or bleak.  Her face is a rhyme of the olden time  With a tinge of red in her cheek.  And I deem thin more than passing fair,  Since both of these lorers have silver hair.  "����et time go by, hut love may Inst,  As true as ever true love *"��ay be.  May theirs be th�� smile that'll tor awhile  Shall wait for you and mo!  All, sweeter would seem life's toil and care  It there were more lovers with silver hair!  Port of  THOS.AB.RIEL  CUSTOriS BROKER,  Real Estate, Mines & Insurance.  Nakusp, B. C.  J.R&B.GameroH  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Furnish .Clothing  ���: in the :���    .  -   Latest Style  ���: of the :���'  Tailor's Rvt.  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The number of persons  employed in the weaving industry of  Japan last year was 57,850 males and  985,016 females, and the total estimated production for 1896 was 96,187,235  yen, including silk cloth amounting  to 46,471,401 yen; silk and cotton  amounting to 10,281,272 yen; cotton  cloth amounting to 37,083,757 yen, the  balance being hemp and sundries.���Dry  Goods Economist.  Mining Properties of  all kinds war ted for  English market.  Send full particulars to  Mining Broker,  RICHARD PLEWMAN  P. O. Box 7"-G, Rossland, B. d  r-v.'! ���>������-  DR. A. MILLOY,  Room 17, Black's Hotel.  Sandon.  Baby carriages, fancy upholstery and  furniture at Crowley's." "   f  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  thetownsite, 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  I 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 Year.  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., SEPTEMBER 23, 1897.  THE  LITTLE  OLD  CLERK.  The little old clerk is thin and gray,  And his <;oiit is shiny at every seam.  His hut iiclungs to a long past day,  And his boots are  parched 'neatli the blacking's gleam.  "Shabby genteel,"' or scarcely that,  The passoisby dub'him, with vulgar scorn,  .Thai- liulu old clerk in the napless hat,  The laded coat and the boots so worn.  The little old clerk from ten till five,  With a slight icspite for a meal between,  Sits wri'.ing on in a human hive,  -"���' liicbusiest bee 'niong the drones, I ween.  Smai t ;, iia;y fellows in well made suits  (His  follow clerks)   sneer, with  a  scornful  eye,  At the laded coat and the old patched boots  And ask him if better he cannot buy.  The little old clerk takes his napless hat  . From off its peg when his'toil is o'er,  Brushes the coal iliat ihoy all sneer at,  Then, with patient smile, passes through ih��  door.  Twenty long years he a elerk lias been  In that o'lice dim, yet no higher goes.  Many placed oyer his la ad lie's seen,  The  old   clerk's   passed by  in  his shabby  clothes.  Tlie little old clerk in the evening's gloom  Enters his collage, with anxious eyes.  Some simple blossoms brighten the room,  A crippled form on the sofa lies.  As a sister's lips to his own are pressed  (.The  one   for whom shabby through  life he  goes)  He thanks God that hewith her lovo is blessed,  The little old clerk in his faded clothes.  ���Elsie Harrington in Chambers' Journal.  DISAGREED.  A.  The trial I refer to was held last summer, and was more or less irregular from  tho beginning. The cause of it was an  ordinary swimming hole light, to which,  I believe, no specific reference is made  in tho statutory laws of Indiana, but  young Harvey tore the other boy's  clothes, which was not fair, and so the  victim's mother set the machinery of  the law in motion.  It was a hot afternoon, and the men  who were lingering in the shady places  around tho little town were very glad  of some excuse, however fragile, to keep  them from work, and tho real fact was  that every man in town wanted to be  on the jury, although to hear them protest one might get an entirely different  impression.  Asb'uiy Summers was playing croquet  with thrco others on a vacant lot between two store buildings.  "Why, I can't go," he said to tho  oonstablo who approached him. "I've  got business on haod. Why don't you  pick up some of these fellows that have  nothiuR to do?"  "Oh, come aloiig, Asbury!" said Doc  Miller. "Tm goinf*,. We'll get through  in an hour."  "Well, if wo could finish that soon I  wouldn't mind it," said Asbury, and he  wentalong.  They secured a jury in very short order and went in to trial. Tho case  seemed simple enough. There was very  little evidence to hear, and it was not  contradictory. It was simply a plain  fight, and the Myers boy had got the  worst of it, as was shown by a few  scratches on his face and his torn  clothes.  It was a plain case. There was no  doubt that young Harvey was guilty of  the assault. The deputy prosecutor, in  the absence of a lav-.yt-r lor the defense,  stated both sides of the case fairly, and  the jury retired���or, to speak precisely,  the squire and the audience went out,  leaving the jury in possession of the  courtroom.  As is usual, the jury discussed the  points for a few minutes in a noncommittal way and then took a vote. They  Btood seven for conviction and five for  acquittal. After the first veto the lines  were sharply drawn and the real argument began. The crowd under the window couldn't really get much satisfaction out of the debate, because the  jurors seemed to be all talking at once.  Only once in awhile they could hear  the voice of Asbury Summers in a declaration something like this:  "You can talk till next week if you  want to, but I'll never vote to convict.  It's against my principles. I'll give you  to understand right now, gentlemen,  I'm a 8\vimmin hole man."  Within an hour things quieted clown  somewhat in the courtroom. The jury  took another.vote, in which they stood  just the same, and then they began to  realize that they were in for it. The  orowd below understood from outward  signs that there was a hitch somewhere,  and they lost interest to some extent  and straggled off. Later the people,  lingering in little groups on the corners  and at front gates, wondered what was  the matter with the jury.  The constable opened the door slightly now and then and peeped in. When  everything had got quiet in tlie town  the deputy prosecutor, with two other  men, came up the stairs and beckoned  to the constable.  "How are they getting along?" he  asked.  "Seems to be a square stand off."  "Let's have a little game of cinch in  my office till they make up their minds. "  So the constable went back, and,  opening the door slightly, looked his  charge over. Three or four were propped back against the wall asleep and  one was lying on the table. The others  were sitting with their feet in the three  outside windows. He tiptoed back and  said he guessed everything was all  right.  At midnight the jury took another  vote, and then most of them went off to  sleep again. Asbury Summers looked  out into the hall, and, seeing that the  constable's chair was vacant, he beck-  cned to Doc Miller and one of the letter  of the law men, who were the only  others awake, and they slipped out,  closing the door softly.  "It takes you fellows a long time to  make up your minds," said Asbury to  the letter of the law man. "I believe  you are trying to starve us to death."  '' I guess we get as hungry as you do,"  he answered.  ' 'My house is the nearest.   We'll  there and get something to eat."  So the thrc.;- went over to Asbury's  and got a lunch, and in about an hour  they strolled   back smoking.   The town  had gone to sleep. As they turned the  corner they heard a footstep down toward the creek, and after they had  ws.ited a short time the Harvey boy���  the defendant���came up.  "Hello!" he called. "Has the jury  agreed yet?"  "Just about," replied Asbury.  "There's a few little details to arrange,  but we have decided to hang you tomorrow at 10 o'clock."  "Oh, now, tell me," urged the boy.  "Run  alcng  home,   Ludovic,"   said  Asbury, "and   don't  monkey with  the  jury.   We're still delibeiatin."  When the boy was gone, they sat on a  big box and talked until time hung  heavily on their hands.  "How would it do, fellows," said  Doc Miller at length, "to wake up the  jury and take another vote?"  "Good idea!" answered Asbury.  "And I've got a way to wake 'em,"  continued Doc. ' 'We will use the hose."  There was a well at the curb just in  front of tho stairway with a force pump  in it. The hose, which two or three  merchants used for sprinkling the street,  was coiled up at the curb. They took it  and made tho coupling and carried the  nozzle end around the corner under the  courtroom windows. Asbury held the  nozzle pointing upward while Doc and  the other man applied their strength to  the pump handle. The jet of water  mounted higher, and higher until it  was above the windows, and then, with  the precision and care that a woman  bestows in watering her flower beds, he  trained tho stream into the first window, and then the second and the third.  Two of the sleeping jurymen at a  window recovered their presence of  mind after their shower bath soon  enough to look out and see Asbury before he had made good his retreat  around the coiner with the hose, but  tho canes and other articles they threw  went wild by several yards.  When the runaway members went  up stairs, the jury were thoroughly  awake, and they took another vote,  with the same result���5 to 7. The argument was resumed with vigor, and the  constable, who had come back, was invited in out.of politeness and permitted  to take part in the discussion. At 3  o'clock they took another vote, and the  constable, not being allowed to participate, went back into the deputy prosecutor's room to sleep.  Doc Miller was getting restless.  ' 'You can do as you please about  coming to a verdict, "he said, "but I've  got to go and see so:.>ie patients in the  country. You fello-.vs can take your  time for it. I'll be back about noon."  And an hour later they saw him driving away.  The old squire was out early. The  foreman saw him walking up the street  and called him from a window to come  back and give them some further instructions.  "When we started in," said the foreman, when the old man came into the  room, "we had 12 jurymen. Now we  can't count out but 11, and we can't  come to a verdict either."  "Where is Dec?" asked the squire.  "He's  gone  a  big  circuit into   the  country and  said l.e would  be  back at  noon."  "You don't say? '.If that ain't nerve!  Well, I'll guarantee he don't run away  from another jury."  "But it was the constable's fault as  much as anybody's. He went off and  left us."  The squire was a comparatively new  man in the administration of law, and  the situation was becoming entirely too  complicated for him to unravel. He  went away to consult the deputy prosecutor. In a short time he came back  and called the foreman out.  "You  didn't  come anyways near to  an agreement?" he asked.  "No."  "You think there's no chance of coming to a verdict when Doc gets back?"  "No. Every man has made his mind  up. The vote is always the same���7  to 5."  The squire pulled his beard thoughtfully.  "Purty badly mixed up scrape, "he  said. "I can't for tlie life of me see any  way out of it, only to dismiss the case.  Here come the boy and his father now."  Mr. Harvey was disappointed on  learning that there had been no verdict.  "Squire, " he said, "we've got work  on hand that's prissin, and I wish we  could stop this thing right where it is  some way."  "Yes," assented the magistrate. "I  wish we could get it off our hands too."  "How would it do," suggested Mr.  Harvey, " for Ludovic to step in right  now and plead guilty and pay it off? It  wouldn't come very high, would it?"  "Oh, no," said the squire eagerly���  here was a happy solution of the difficulty. "I'd be as easy as I could on  him."  So the case was closed on that basis.  The law was satisfied and the dignity  of the court was maintained, although  it had looked squally for ���while.���Chicago Record.  NOTICE.  Licence Authorizing an Extra Provincial  Company to Carry on Uusiness.  T  go  Likes and Dislikes.  A woman was heard   to make the assertion   the  other  day   that   "in   nine  cases out of ten we like people because  they   like   us, or  dislike them  because  they have failed   to appreciate us. "    It  is something of  an admission to make,  and  yet  to  a certain extent it is true.  We cannot help being influenced in our  opinions of others by their evident opinions of  us, for the person who is interested in what we   say, who defers to us  and  enjoys  our  society, naturally  appears to us in a favorable light.  On the  other  hand,   the   man   or woman   who  Vever notices us, who takes no pains to  frmoeal  his  or  her indifference or dislike,   need   not  expect   to  receive   our  hearty good will and esteem.    It shows  a touch of self  conceit on our part, and  yet it is human nature.  Sometimes, however, we misjudge  others by this feeling. We take unreasonable prejudices against people, and  perhaps by our very actions cause them  to dislike us, and then blame them for  it ���Philadelphia Times.  "Companies Act, 1897."  Canada,' 1  Province of British Columbia, f  No. Sl',7.  ���HIS  IS   TO   CERTIFY,   that   "The   West  Kootenay (B.C.)  Exploring and   Mining  Company, Limited.'' is authorized and licensed  to carry on business within the Province of  British Columbia.  The head office of the Company is situate in  Scotland.  The amount of the capital of the company is  ���.*.<>.000, divided into 50,000 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 the 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 SlOcnn  Mining District of West Kootenay, British  Columbia, with the. plant, houses, and others,  and the whole other rights and appurtenances  of the said mineral claims and others, all lis  referred to in the said agreement:  (i) To acquire, explore, open and work  claims or mines, and to raise, dig and quarry  for gold, silver, minerals, ore ami coal, earth  and other valuable substances, in British  Columbia, or elsewhere, and either absolutely  or conditionally, and either solely or jointly,  or with others:  (.')) To carry on in all its branches the business of a mineral or mining company, merchants, agents, storekeepers, farmers, stockmen, graziers, carriers, transport agents,  builders, contractors and brickmakers, 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:  (���1.) 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:  (0.) 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 tho 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 whore 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 lie thought conducive to the objects of  the company.  (U.) To establish, manage, and assist chemical and assaying laboratories for analytical  mid testing purposes, particularly for analysing and testing tho valuable substances  specified or referred to in this article, and  generally to carry on, and promote the objects  of mineralogists, metallurgists, and amalgamators:  (10.) 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.  (IB.) 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.  (1.1.) To acquire and grant licenses to work  and use any inventions which the company is  authorized to acquire:  (11.) 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 fit:  (15.) 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.  (16.) To buy. sell, and to make profits by  dealing' in claims, mines, lands, properties,  rights and interests, arid 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 bo 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  the 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:  (18.) 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, and 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 hy  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:  (il.) To draw, accept, make, indorse, execute, issue, discount, and negotiate bills of exchange, promissory notes, cheques, and other  negotiable or transferable instruments:  {ii.) 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  proiierty. assets or revenue of the company  (both present, and future) including its uncalled capital:  (2;J.) To sell, feu. improve, manage, develop,  lease, mortgage, dispose of, turn to account  or otherwise deal with, all or any part of the  landsi property or rights of the company:  (a.) To procure ihe 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:  (i(j.) To distribute amongst the members any  of the 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. ,y.  Given under my hand and seal of office, at  Victoria, in the Province of British Columbia,  this 4th day of August, one thousand eight hundred and mnety-8eve.ii.  [r..s.] S.Y. WOOTTON,  Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  \Elkliorn Mineral Claim.  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  J. agent for J. W. Stewart, free miner's certificate No. 77,of)8, intend, sixty days from tlie  date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a  certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under Sec.  37, must be commenced before'the issuance of  such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this HJtli dav of July. 1SD7.  PASSENGER  EACH   DAY.  TRAINS  EACH   DAY  ��� Between -  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Yuma,    Aurora,   Suburban    and    Xiglit  Hawk Fraction Mineral Claims.  NOTICE  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: West  of the Ruth group, within one mile of the  town of Sandon.  TAKE NOTICE, That I, E. M. Sandilands,  free miner's certificate No. 8r>121, intend, 00  days from the date hereof to apply to the Mining  Recorder for Certificate of Improvements, for the  piirjKise of obtaining Crown Grant of above  claims.  And further take notice that action under Sec.  37 must be commenced before issuance of such  Certificate of improvements.  Dated July 24,18!)7.  E. M. SANDILANDS.  Official Administrators' Act,  Schedule A.  In the County Court of Kootenay.  In the Matter of Francesco di Michele, deceased,  and in the Matter of the "Official Administrators' Act."  Dated 28th day of August, A.D.. 1807.  TTPON reading the affidavits of James Ferguson  U Armstrong, William Thomlinson and Arch  angele di Michele, it is ordered, that James Ferguson Armstrong, Official Administrator for the  County Court, District of Kootenay, shall be Administrator of all and singular the goods, chattels  and credits of Francesco di Michele, deceased.  And this order hep ublished in the New Denver  Lkpui* for two weeks.  J. A. FORIN, Judge.  .[SKAI..]  Trail and  Rossland  On the-*"**  Golfflin j_peri ffy.  Run Made in one Hour.  LAND    IJJXJISTItY    ACT.  Irene   Mineral Claim.  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located : Near the  town of Sandou.  TAKE NOTICE that I. E. M. Sandilands, free  miner's certificate No. 80121, as agent for A.  H.Blumenaucr, free miner's certificate No. 01895.  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, 18!)7.  [L. 1817, 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-  whaite, free miners' certificate No.  120G 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 If   APPLEWHAITE.  RICHMOND, STAR VIEW AND EMPIRE NO.  MINERAL CLAIMS.  In the matter of an   application   for a Duplicate of Certificate of Title to Lots il 'and 28  Block 18; Lot is, Block 10: Lots 21, 25, and  20,Block 20;   Lots 5, 0 and 7, Block,'15; Lots  7, 8,11 and 12, Block 3d; Lots 5, 0, l!) and 20,  Block 15; Lots 10 and 20, Block 47; Lots 17  and IS. block 52;  McGillivray'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 29th May, 1801, and  numbered 18208 A.  HENRY S. MASON,  Acting Registrar General.  Land Registry Office, Victoria, B C, Sept.���  1897.  NOTICE.  "VfOTICE is hereby given that Iintend, 60 days.  L\ after date to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase 1G0 acres of land, (more or less) situated on Glacier creek, on the opposite side of  Slocan lake from New Denver, and. commencing at a post marked "Henry Stege's s. e. corner, thence 40 chains west, thence, 40 chains  north, thence 40 chains east, thence 40 chains  south along the lake shore to place of commencement.  Located Aug. 23.1897,  ���    T     T, HENRY STEGE.  New Denver, Aug. 23,1897.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: Three-  quarters mile s. e. of town of Sandon.  ���PAKE NOTICE. That I, R.E. Palmer, acting  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.  NOTICE.  ATOTICE is hereby given that 00 days after date  *v T I mteila"t0 anl>Iy 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 160 acres, more or  les3.  Dated 20th August, 1897.    R. H. H/ ALEXANDER.  No. 0 Leaves Rosslaud at 7 a.m.: Connects m  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. GTJTELIUS, Gen'ISupt.  Trail, B.C., June 4,1S07.  CANADIAN  PACIFIC  _RAILWAY.  The Quickest  and  Cheapest Route  East  or  .West.  Steamer leaves Nakusp every  morning", making close connection  at Revelstoke with trains 'or  all points East or "West.  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,  Pass. Agt, Vancouver, B. C.  Dist.  BLACK COLT MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located:   Joins  the Hinckley on the south; a relocation of  the Montana.  ���PAKE NOTICE, That I. C. A. Stoess, of Kaslo,  X B C.. acting as agent for the Hinckley and  Black Colt Mining Company, Limited, free  miner's certificate No, 81,050, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  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 17th day of July, 1897.  INTERNATIONAL      NAVIGATION  & TRADING CO.,  LTD.  ta  On Kootenay Lake and R-'ver.  Great Eastern "Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located:    Adjoining the Madison and about 1' miles southeast of Town of Sandon.  TiAKE NOTICE that I. Robert E.  Palmer of  1    Sandon, acting as agent  for  Price Eaton  Co., free miners' certificate No.07435 intend 00  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 10th day of September, 1897.    selO  Time Card in Effect July 12th, 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. 5:45 a.rn  Ar. Northport 12:15 p.m.; Rossland 3:40  p  m.; Spokane, 0 p.m.  Lv.  Nelson for Kaslo and way points, 4.45 p.m.  Lv. Spokane 8 a.m.; Rossland, 10:20 a.m.;  Northport, 1:50 a.m.  ft'  NEW SERVICE ON KOOTENAY LAKE.  Lv. Nelson for Kaslo, etc, Tues., Wed., Thurs.;  Fri., Sat.; 9:30 a.m. Ar. Kaslo, 12:30, p.m.  Lv. Kaslo for Nelson, etc., Mon., Tues., Wed.,  Thurs., Fri.; 5 p.m.   Ar. Nelson, 9 p.m.  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  I    agent for Frank Culver,  free miner's certificate No. 83,014, intend, 00 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 See.  37 must be commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements.  Dated this flth day of August, 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..0.30 p. m; Ar. Boundary. Sun.  0 a.m.: 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 at Bonner's Ferry with  trains East bound, leaving Spokane 7.40 a.m.,  and West bound, arriving Spokane 7 p.m.  GEORGE   ALEXANDER, Gen'l Mgr  Head Office at Kaslo, B.C.  Kaslo. B C, July 18,1897  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red  Mountain  RAILWAYS  The only all rail route without change  f cars between Nelson and. Rossland  nd. Spokane and Rossland.  Only Route to Trail Creek  and Mineral District of the  Colville Reservation, Nelson, Kaslo,   Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Daily, Except Sunday.  Leave.  9:10 a.m.  11:00 "  8:00 a.m.  NELSON  ROSSLAND  SPOKANE  Arrive.  5:45 p.m.  3:40   "  6:40 p.m.  Kaslo and  Close connection with Steamers for  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle  River and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with stage daily.  Kaslo &Slocan Ry  TIME CARD  Aurora Fractional Mineral Claim.  rpAKE NOTICE that  1    miner's  certificate  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.  I, H. B. Alexander, free  No   77002. intend, sixty  days from the date hereof to apply to the Mining  Recorder for certificate of improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining Crown grant of above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  Section .!!7, must be commeneed before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this -.'4th day of .luly.1897.  Cazabazua Fraction Mineral Claim.  Oct.  Oct 9  ��� ,.,      . From Montreal  California, Allan Line   Parisian. "    Carthaginian "    Labrador .Dominion Line   Vancouver, i;    From New York  Umbria. Cunard Line    Etruria "     Campania.     "    Majestic. White Star Line    Teutonic il    .._  St. Paul, American Lino    St. Louis. "     State of Nebraska. Allan State Line    South wark. Rod Star Line Sept ii)  Noordland. ;-     Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Lot 1809.  Situate on north side of Four Mile Creek about 1  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. 8-1,99!), intend, 00 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 he commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 0th day of August, 1897.  Yuma Fraction Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located:���  West of the Ruth group, within one mile of  the town of Sandon.  TAKE NOTICE that I. R. W. Gordon, free miner's certificate No. 8!i">''0, 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 tiike novice that action, under  section 37. must lie commenced before tlie  issuance of such certificate of improvements  Dated this 24th day of July, 18!J7.  Cabin -sij. sr>!i, si;o. 70 .-j.soand upwards.  Iiitermcdii-te s'iO and upwards.  Steerage ."���a5..'i0 and upwards.  Passengers  Ticketed  through to all noiius in  Great Britain or Ireland, and at   Specially low  rates to all parts of tho European Continent!  Prepaid Passages arranged from ail points.  Apply to H. DOUGLASS, agent. New Denver,  or to���  WILLIAM   STITT,  General Agent,  C. P. R. Offices. Winnipeg  LELAND  HOUSE  Makes it one of the Largest and most  Comfortable Hotels in Kootenay.  MRS. D. A. McDoug-ald.  jst^.k:tts*p,        -        -        bo.  FEED J. SQUIKE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Leave 8 00 A.M.  "   8 3G '��  "   9 3G "  "    0 51 "  '��� 10 03 "  " 10 18 "  "' 10 38 "  Arr. 10 50 "  Kaslo  South Fork  Sproule's ''���  Whitewater ���'  Bear Lake '*  McGuigan "  Cody Junction "  Sandon Leave  CODY   LINE.  Arrive, 3 50  "       3 15  2 15  ���'       2 00  11       1 48  1 33  1 12  1 00  P.M  Leave 11.00 a.m.  ."      11.25   "  Sandon  Codv  Arrive 11.55 a.m.  11.20   "  ROBT. IRVING,  Traffic Mngr.  GEO.  F.  COPELAND,  Superintendent  THE   STEAMER  W.HUNTER  Will leave NEW DENVER,  afternoon upon arrival of  from Sandon,  every  train  FOR SILVERTON,   SLOCAN CITV and ALL  INTERMEDIATE  POINTS.  Will leave SLOCAJST CITY at 7 a.m.  every morning except Sunday  Full Line  of ��uitino\s and  Trouserino-s al"*avs on hand.  Powder carried only on Fridays.  Time Table subject to change without notice  S. T. N. CO.. Ltd.,  June 1,1S97.  G. L. ESTABROOK. Master.  Hotel Vevey  Dining Room and Bar. First-  class in every respect. Rooms  well furnished. Trail open to  Ten and Twelve Mile creeks.  Pack and Saddle Animals to hire.  ALLEN & CORY, Proprietors.  Vevey, Slocan Lake, B.C. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., SEPTEMBER 23, 1897.  Fourth Year  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.  SKrx'15���Grouse, Carpenter. W Henderson  Skit 15���Minnie and Ethel, Wilson, John McKenzie: Fair View, same, CF Nolle; Klond.vkc;  same, R S Campbell; :Mazeppa, 'same. E Von  Homeyer; Selkirk and Kent, same, .John Thorn-  burn.  Skit 17���C'& K, Sandon' creek, \V H Brandon.  Skct 18���Maria, i Eight Mile, A V Smith; Sundown, Fennel. Pat Barton; Conder, Four Mile, F  G Fauquier; Pure Gold,'Eight Mile, C H Aher-  crombie. , ���  Surr 20���Midwight, Eight Mile, Perry Altaffer,  Dan J McDonald, David Fairhairn; Highland  Boy, Glacier Mountain, Chas Fogarty; Naoma  Fraction,���Carpenter, The Dominion Mines Co;  International Fraction, Payne Mountain. "V  Parkison.  Skit 21���Roma. Four Mile, Alexander Ruppels;  Africa, same, Chas Sampson; Otto K B, Carpenter, XV D Keating.  ASSESSMENTS.  Skit 15���Palmita. Valkyrie.  Skit 10���Lake Shore, Kelpie  Hidden Treasure, Red Fox.  Skit 17���Rover, Setting Bull, Constant, Night  Owl, Dawetless, Drum Luinmon, Cody, Slocan,  Tooth Pick Fraction, Deerslayer, Bay Slate,  Carrie, Peoria, Hill Top.  Sept 18���Iron Mask, Sultana, Medium, Ada  Bell, Daylight.  Skit 20���Dwight, Cordova,Ptarmigan,Willa.  THANSFERS.  Seit l(i���Noonday, 1/10, Fourth of July, 1/10,  and Gray Eagle, 1/5, Geo E Milligan to Byron N  White  Junglcr,"-, John Vallance to "iV L Smith.  Christie Fraction,!, M McWilliams to F L  Christie.  Sept 17���Copper King, J, R S Bean to \Vm R  Beattie.  Seit 18���Apio, s, Kate Terril to Rol.it Jones.  Seit 20���Morning Sun. B M Walton to The  Byron N White Co, Aug ii), .'���200.  SLOCAN    CITY    DIVISION.  I .^jfininiiiiiHiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnminiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiinirinHiiiiiiniij^  11 NEWS IN PLACE j  |%/Jllll!llllllillllllllltllllllllllllllllllillllll!llilllllllllllllllllllllilil��lliillllll^  Phil Perkins is building* a. residence  in New Denver.  Ed. Shannon has his residence on  Sixth street nearly ready for occupancy.  Henry llahon, ;of Vancouver, is hav"  ing* a look at his properties on Four  Mile.  The Comstock is the name of the  company formed to work the Thompson  g-roup.  The latest novelties in Ladies Capes,  Jackets, Dress Goods and Millinery at  Mrs. Merkley's.  Geo. W. Hughes, one of the owners of  the Idaho will make his home in Xew  Denver this fall.  Bruce White has rented the rough  cast house just erected by George  AVharton on Sixth street.  power find emolument, while Canadians  in dozens are left without employment.  Is Sir Oliver's hands tied? Or where has  he hidden the Provincial zeal which led  him to denounce these invaders of courtesy and right-as "a hostile nation?" Has  John Charlton and his Yankee colleagues  THEIR    CURIOSITY   EXPLAINED.  power to suppress our beloved Sir Oliver?" flnm. "a f ��� o...P���t  Perish the thought.    Truculence  is not i   ����   ��,. * ?\eat  A lady who is a city missionary became very much interested in a very  poor, but apparently respectable Irish  family named Curran, living* on the top  tenement-house in the  ���*:  WM. BENNISON,  JNO. COVER.  H. E.  COVER.  Old Man, Adela,  LOCATIONS.  Seit 13-Riro, W J Elliott.  Seit 2���Transfer, M Markeson ; Golden  Gate  and Headlight, J Cadden.  ASSESSMENTS.  SeptIO���Hetty, Lucky George, France, Haido,  Tando, Montezuma, Enterprise Friction.  Seit 10���Century, Boulder; International.  Seit 11���Bondholder. Pinelog, Little Club,True  Blue.  Seit 13���Crusader, Pilot.  tbaxsfeks.  Seit S���Charming Widow, JRadcliff to  Dunlop.  Seit 0���J Orillia, C F.Nelson to T Reid.  Same, R Covington to T Reid.  Humming Bird, W McLeod to Sinkham,  haniel .and T Sproat.  Sei-t 7���Snowstorm i, N  E Holmgren  Markeson.  Hopedall ���?,, S J Collins to g Newwinder.  Silver Bow i, J A Foley to H De Render.  Same, J McCarthy to 3 A Foley.  Seit 12���Butte, J Kononlski to E J Robie.  AINSWORTH   DIVISION.  EB  Du-  to M  LOCATIONS.  E  SErr 3���Copper Crown, E Patton ;   Orior  Patton: Surprise, J Archie; Blizzard, T L Kennedy; Hootalinkwa, Fred Nivin and J N Bell.  Sett [14���Impcrlant Fraction, John Kraff;  Joker, G XV Taylor; Lake View, A AMcKinnon;  Ainsworth, same; Albany, E S Blanchard; Little  Ossie, Chris Kaffelsoii); Jumbo, E D Dumas;  Sparr, Alex Green; Eclipse, Odricht& Green.  Seit 15���Lake View, I N Horton; Victor, J  Beaman; Ajax, A Perkins; Grissle, Swan John.  Seit ^1G���Gallon, A H Buchanan; Bismuth,  same; Liverpool, JulB Sargent; Globe, G Koons;  Mary, same.  Seit 17���Klondyke, John Munro; Ferdinand  and Dumfries, E Geo Warren and^Lorne Becher.  ASSESSMENTS.  Sept ll���Superior, Vigilant, No 5, Silver Bell.  Sept 13���Corean, Gowlingate.  Seit 14���Yankee Girl No 2, Lost Lead, Last  Rose of Summer, Three Friends, Summit, Montana, Silver Dollar, Blizzard. Summerset, Hudson 's Ba y, Boston, Climax.  Sept 15���Dalveen, Huntingdon, Home Rule,  Big Jam, River View, Goodwin, Last Link,  Hazel C, Nancy Hanks, Fresno, Combination.  Sept ilG���Baltimore, Charleston, Carbonate  King, Lucky Hit, New Duluth, Nancy Hanks,  Vanderbilt, Eureka  Sept 17���Apendix, Acme, American, No 5,  Montrose, Big Job.  transfers.  Sept 11���Silver Bell, Silver, No 5 J, No 6 J,  No 2, Silver Champion 4, Pick Up i, Jas S Whit-  taker, E E Chipman, A W Goodenouffh, Hugh  McKay to Geo P Benet.  Sei'T 13���Silver Bell J. Golden Bell, Premium  Award. Oliver G Seward to G Swan Anderson  and P O Erickson  Skylark, R Chamblet Adams to B C Coy.  Silver Bell J, Nels Martin to J Finch, S300.  Seit 1-4���Kingston, option, Wra Matheson and  J A Gibson to J Archibald, $1,500.  Corean, option, Root. Shiel and Wm Matheson  to J A Michael. $5,000.  Inez D, J R Hardie to E D Dumas.  Seit 15���Sybil .'-, Melton Mowatt to S P Beeler.  Standard and Total Wreck seized by Deputy  Sheriff Nelson.  Nellie",.! Hetheriiigton to J LaMoure.  Nellie J, J Hetheriiigton to S A Scribner.  Seit 16��� Lucky Hit, W W Warner to G Koons.  Cariboo, J   B Sargent to London Mining Co,  $100.  Seit 17���Granite  and   Little Diamond, H E  Porter to L Larson.  Eldon and Ecton, Eldon Gold and Silver Minin  Samples of ore from the Fidelity mineral claim have been sent to Spokane to  be ".placed on exhibition at the fruit  fair.  Bourne Bros, have torn out the office  in their main store room to make room  for their mammoth stock of goods. Tlie  change is a great advantage to them.  James H. dime and John Lang-staff  have bought a plant and will start a  paper called Tlie Topic at Trout Lake  City.    May the Lord be good to .them.  Development on the Mountain Scenery on Eight Mile creek shows a ledge  of 12 feet in width carrying galena, carbonates and heavy quartz mixed with  galena. This property has the appearance of a fine concentrating proposition.  Little Otto Estabrooks was, playing  with some children in the rear of his  parents home Thursday afternoon and  had two fingers and thumb blown off  at the first joint by the explosion of a  percussion cap. "The little ones had  found a part of a box of the dangerous  explosives and were having a bushel of  fun with them when the accident happened.  H. 0. Alexander while on a trip  across the lake Sunday had the thumb  of his right hand badly shattered with  a rifle ball and had to have the injured  member amputated close to the hand.  With some friends he "was out for a day  with the grouse, and was resting the  butt of the rifle on the ground with his  thumb over the muzzle. By some  means the weapon slipped, the hammer  hitting on a rock causing the gun to be  fired with the above result.  in him.  At Bruce Mines in this district contractors are blasting trap rock and  shipping it for street paving in the United States, and we are credibly informed  that the bosses of the works", engineers  and drillmen are citizens of the United  States, to say nothing about the crews of  the three vessels employed in transporting the rock.  To use a forcible Liberal phrase "It is  time for a change," or Canada may repent and hurl from power men who  hesitate to enforce the behests of the  sovereign people.���Algoma Pioneer.  AINSWORTH.  WHITEWATER.  < Eugene Eyl, K &.  S.  lineman is  building* a house on C Avenue.  George Irish is building* a barber  shop next to Niven. & Bell's store.  Jim Kee has bought I. M. Wrights  house and will carry on the laundry  business.  I. M. Wright will erect a new  building on C Ave. in which to carry  on a bakery.  The Hillside shaft is now down 25  feet and looking better with every  foot of depth.  Charlie Scheel has good ore on the  Porcupine claim and intends doing  some extensive development.  Steve McCready and wife, nee  Miss Gates of Yakima, have taken  up their residence in Whitewater.  The happy couple were greeted on  their arrival by a good natured shiv-  eree of the old fashioned style. Mr.  & Mrs. McCready are the recipients of  many congratulations.  The Whitewater mine will double  its output this month, shipping 33 cars  for the 30 days of September. There  are now 65 men on the payroll and  this number will be considerably in  creased. It is a fact patent to ail acquainted with this property that it is  in a position to become one of the  heaviest shippers in the country.  Since work was commenced on the  mine no ore other than that removed  in actul development work has been  shipped.  Isaac Waldron has taken contract  for another 400 feet on the long crosscut <��n the Whitewater Deep mine.  The calculation is to tap the Whitewater vein 400 feet below any present  workings on the ledge. With the  completion of this tunnel another will  be commenced on the flat, close to  Bell Bros.' sawmill, within a few  yards of the K. & S. track, and run  probably 1,200 feet to tap the ledge  still lower. The Whitewater Deep  consists of five claims, the property of  Barbarian Brown and others, under  the management of W. A. Boss. The  work is being done on the Fresno  Fraction.      -  ak;o.ma wants th>*  aukx laav  kxkokcei).  Co to D E McVayal  note.  Tacoma. J Christenson to R S ade  as security for payment of  KASLO.  Go to  kinaws.  Long and exceedingly bitter lias been  tlie degradation endured by Canada at  the hands of the United States, and deep  and high is the shout for retaliation upon  the merciless  aggressor.    Liberal  ante-  election   vows  pledged  the Tarty, from  the  Premier  downward,  to the deliverance of Canada or  the enactment  of  a  | law and as harshly adinisnistered as that  j of tlie ungenerous'assailant.    Nearly two  ! years of ofiice have  rolled  by, and, not-  j withstanding that  Parliament has kept  | its pledge, the  Government has utterly  failed io  enforce   the power   put   into  ��� their hands by the representatives of the  ! people.     Whv '.'     Are   they   afraid   to  i strike back? 'Or  have  the United Sta-  ! tesers    taken    such    a   twist   on    the  I Government's nasal organ as to defy re-  i taliation ?  | Canadians are leaving their homes in  j scores to seek employment in other  'lands, while citizens of the aggressive  i Republic, hold high carnival and sit in  I Canadian otlices in definance of all law,  j right and decency. Lumbermen and  : T.        ,      .��   i supplies are sent from the United States  corduroy and tweed suits, in^ the  Canadian forests  to cut,   haul    *     I and raft our timber to  their own coun-  ' try, and none to say them nay.  Right here in Algoma District the  humilating spectacle is open to all. The  towns, the" woods, on shore and afloat  citizens of the United States hold  place  (Our Own Correspondent.)  Dan Bongard has purchased the Gold  Dust Saloon from J. W. Smith.  Graham Campbell, Victoria, was in  town for a couple of clays this week.  Miss Eastman and Mrs. Trenery,  Three Forks, were in Kaslo Sunday.  Walter E. Jones will open business in  John Keenan's Block as dealer in electrical supplies in about two weeks.  Mrs. Alex. Sproat and Miss Esta-  broks came over from New Denver  Monday. Arthur St. Clair Brindle arrived in town the same day. All  registered at the Slocan.  See Hoben's  and ulsters.  Hats and  Neckties  for gentlemen at  Mrs. Merkley's.  T.-HJ. Hoben's  for  good  Mac-  t  [From Our Regular Correspondent.]  D. F. Strobeck and I.  N.  Knight left  Saturday last for a newly discovered gold  district on the borders of California and  Oregon  Operations on a large scale will be under way on the Tariff mine shortly. A  large amount of .'development work has  been done on the property and up to  date no ore other than that' taken out in  development has been brought to the  surface. The owners, Branen Bros., intend building a tramway and with the  completion of the repairs on the Pilot  Bay smelter the Tariff will become one  of the heaviest shippers in the Hot  Springs camp.  Active development work is now under  way on the Tain O'Shanter, situated opposite Ainsworth. This property was  purchased by the present owners a number of years ago, but up to the present  time no great amount of work has been  done on the claim. . Dick Irwin now has  charge and a force of four men are at  work driving a 350 foot tunnel to tap the  ledge at a depth of 200 feet. Surface  work already done on the ledge shows  some very promising specimens of yellow  copper with good gold indications.  A very strong lodge of the Independent Order Foresters has been organized  in Ainsworth. Jas. IL Falconer, official  organizer, held a very successful installation meeting on Monday evening, at  which the names of a large number of  applicants for admission to the order  were presented. On Tuesday evening a  dance, which was one of the most pleasant social events of the season,was given  by the members in honor of the new  lodge. On Wednesday evening the  officers were elected. It is expected that  the new lodge will have a membership  in the neighborhood of 70.  SCIKNCE   AND    DISCOVKRY.  slum district  Every time she visited the Currans  the missionary was annoyed by the  staring and the whispering "of the'other  women living in the building. One day  she said to Mrs. Curran :  Your neighbors seem very curious to  know who and what I am and the nature of my business with you.  They do so," acquiesced Mrs. Curran.  Do they ask you about it?  Ihdade"they do, ma'am.  And do,you tell them*-  .Faith, thin, a' oi do not.  What do you tell them ?  .   Oi just tell thim  you are me dressmaker, an'let it go at that.  UV    TIIK    Sl'ASJI'ti  Branches���  Everett. Wash.  3!) Upper Brook St., London,  Memhers of the Rossland Stock Exchange  and Board of Trade. ���"��� '  Cable Address��� "Benxisox."  Moreing and Neal,  Cloiigh's (new and old),  Bedford McNeill.  and ABC Codes"  WM. BENNISON  OL GO., ROSSLAND, B.C.  DEALERS IN  .AND  MINES  MINING SECURITIES  "What are the wild waves saying?"  Their a breeze bronchi hack this sound:  "We can'i fret a word in edgewise,  With so many women around."   ���Chicago Record.  When in   Vancouver stop at the  Manor House., ' f  I have received  my stock of.  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  E solicit correspondence with parties having*  meritorious mining properties for sale, and  beg* to say that we have, connections in the  principal cities of Canada, England and the United  States, and are in daily receipt of inquiries for  developed mines and promising prospects.  tf  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.  Rhinometers are devices to measure  the amout of air a man breathes through  his nose, in order that his doctor may  compare it to the amount he should take  in that way.  Newfoundland has issued a series of  Cabot postage stamps to celebrate the  400th anniversary of his discovery. One  of the designs "used are portraits of  Cabot and Henry VII. and scenes of  Newfoundland life.  Konakry, on the west coast of Africa,  has been reached by a French expedition in three weeks from the Niger, for  the second time. This establishes the  advantage of the route by way of Fula-  Djalon, "and surveys for the road are  beino- hastened.  Parson's  Produce  Company  CAN  Mining & Milling Co.  Rand & Wallbridge,  Mining and Stock Brokers,  Sole Agents for Sale of Treasury Stock.  FIVE MILLIONS IN   PROFIT.  New York.���The annual report of the  Anaconda Copper Company of Montana,  the largest stockholders'of which are  J. B. Hag-gin and Marcus Daly, has  been made public. For the year ending June 80 the receipts were 822,940,393  against S16,94o,697 the year before. The  profits amounting to 85,136,048, an increase of ��878,133 over the previous  year. Dividends amounting to S3,000,-  000 were declared, against 8750,000 the  vear before.  Box and Kitchen Stoves for sale,  ply at the Hospital.  Ap-  t  A full line of rubbers and socks at  Hoben's.  Winnipeg,  Manitoba.  Wholesale  dealers in  Butter, Eggs,  Cheese, Apples,  Poultry and  Cured Meats.  The largest handlers of these  {roods  in Western Canada.    All  warehouses under perfect system  of cold storage.   Full stock carried  at Nelson, 13. C.    For prices write  or wire  P. J. KUSSKIdL:  Manager of Nelson Branch Pin-  son's Produce Company  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.  RASHDALL.  Notary Puhlic.  FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD   and BONDED.   INVITED   Complete lists of claims for sale.    Abstracts of claims, conveyauein  CORRESPONDENCE  PURNITURF  ir  Q  I carry the stock���the largest in the Slocan-  Kootenay, in show rDonis  space.  3,000 feet of floor  covering  J. A. McKiimon &  CRcra  Silverton, B. C.  Furniture for a Mansion or  Cottage at  om  One hundred dozen of chairs to select from  direct from the factories at prices low as the  lowest. D. M.  CROWLEY,  practical up  holsterer, with a staff of mechanics, can make  anything to order.  Ship goods to any part of the District.       Their store is the  largest in  the  Slocan countrv.  im^^i^a^^^jv^p^t^^^fit^^  Linton Bros'  book store.  iSSSaSEHBSaKQEB  SKaEararasBML.  CALGARY  and  SLOCAN CITY.  Note the address: Above the Ledge office,  Sixth Street. New Denver,  Freight pnid on goods to Sandon, Slocan City and all Lake points.  s.a."w iviix-ir  Opposite New Denver, is now in operation.       Orders  Address letters to New Denver.  promptly filled.  Books, Stationery,  Wall Paper,  Sporting Goods,  Fishing Tackle,  Pipes, Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobaccoes,  Mineral Glasses, Mining Laws & Maps.  A new stock of  Gents' Furnishings.  Special lines in halbreggan, Carpets. Hats,  Floor and Table Oilcloth and Linoleum.  Also the latest styles in Dress Goods end  Trimmings: in silks and velvets and  buttons: Sheeting and Pillow Cotton.  Other articles too numerous to mention.  Afillinery the latest style always on hand.  MRS. W   W. AlERKLY.  E.Parris& CoM  SLOCAN   CITY  and   TEN   MILE.  A full line of Prospectors' and Miners  Supplies at Ten Mile Store.

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