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 WIIIIIIIMIIIIIIIIIIMill  V/iyO^/t^uut^^Lyf  Volume*.VI.   No. 40.  NEW DENVER, B. C, AUGUST 17, 1899.  Price, ��2 00 Year  SLOGAN GAMP NEWS 1  zt^mfsmzsmm as s*s ^s&z&3%mtf<m  LOCAL    CHIT-CHA'l  I  School opened Monday with the full  role in attendance, and J. Irwin teacher.  N_l__i_5_acrosse team was defeated  in a'hot game "with Vancouver on Saturday by a score of i to 2.  It is said that British Columbia is to  be represented in the cabinet at Ottawa,  and that Bostock will likely get the portfolio.  The confectionery for sale by Williams  is delicious enough for angels to eat.  Try it when your sweet tooth gives you  a hunch.  '  Mesa.re. George and H. B. Alexander  visited Golden last week and decided to  put on the market the lots they own in  that town.  Mr. and Mrs. Herb. Thomlinson ai-e  receiving the congratulations of their  friends upon the arrival of a hearty baby  boy at their home.  The cinch of hard times is getting  tighter in Sandon. The street lamps no  longer shine at night, and the moon has  no opposition in that camp.  A daughter was born to Mrs. Herman  Clever last Fridaj7 morning. Mr. Clever  at the same time made a big strike on  his Silver Mountain property, and with  all his good fortune he Is a very happy  man.  There, is a surprising lack of interest  being manifested by those most interested, in the collection of suitable exhibits  of ore from New Denver mining properties, to be sent to the Paris exposition  and the Spokane Fair. A little energy  put forth in this matter would quickly  get together suitable exhibits that would  greatly aid in advertising this section.  The Sunday school picnic held last  Saturday in the grove back of the Williamson residence, was a grand success.  In the neighborhood of 100''persons sat  -down to the sumptuous spread, 55 of  whom were children. Several were in  attendance from Sandon. Swings were  hung and they were kept in perpetual  motion throughout the day, to the great  liking of the children.  The Methodist church in the Slocan  will hold special meetings at Slocan City  on Thursday, Aug. 24th. In the afternoon Rev. J. Calvert of Trail, v. ill preach,  and in tl ������veiling Rev. J. Robson, B.A.,  of Nelson, will occupy the pulpit. The  quarterly communion service will be  held at the close of the afternoon meeting. It is expected that friends from  New Denver and Silverton will attend  the meetings. A hearty welcome awaits  all who care to visit Slocan City on that  date. The meetings are free to all, a  collection being taken to defray expenses. The evening meeting will be  held ia the Music Hall; if the weather  is suitable the afternoon meeting will be  held in the open air.  ST,OCA>'    MiNKRAL    FLOAT.  A strike of a two-foot ledge strongly  ���pecked with galena is reported from  the Simcoe group, Ten mile.  Work'will be started on the Freddie,  situated below the Noonday. The owners believe they can show up the Noonday lead.  Five hundred dollars is being spent by  the government in building a trail from  the head of Cody creek to the south fork  of Kaslo creek.  The Noonday sent out 60 ton3 of ore  last week, bringing the total shipments  since the mine became a producer, only  a few months ago, up to 360 tons.  The dumps of the Payne are to be  sluiced and hand sorted. Russell Donald, Geo. Russell and B. E. Taylor have  taken the work. The company receives  25 per cent, of the ore saved.  A force of men was taken up Wilson  creek last week and put to work on the  group of claims owned by Rossland parties and situated near the head of the  creek. A good trail has been cut for a  distance of 17 miles up the creek.  Another shipment of ore from the Enterprise mine was made last week, 70  tons being sent to the smelter. This ore  was hauled to the landing during the  past month from the mine. It was. taken  out in the course of development by the  old management.  -Harry Crouse, the miner who was injured in th�� Slocan Sovereign mine when  his partner, Williams, was killed outright by a< premature blast, has recovered  sufficiently to resume work on the contract. Associated with him is John  Williams, brother of tne deceased.  The marriage of Rod. O. Matheson and  Miss Ida M. Walker, of Ste. Hyacinthe,  Que., is the latest to be announced. The  marriage license was issued Monday at  Nelson. Mr. and Mrs. Matheson will  reside in Silverton, where a comfortable  home has lately been put in readiness to  receive them.  CALII'ORMA Iil*!N'<- IXCOKPOKAT.K'O ' MINKHAL AXI> MJSTAL PKOOUC'TION  Important l nipi-d vcim-iil s   Contemplated  hy Slocan Min��;s.  Jas. D. Sword, M. E., recently made  an extensive trip through the Slocan  iossland  lie was  In   the  HOAl)    MOXKY    AVANTED.  For some time past an effort has been  made by a number of our citizens to  bring to the attention of the government  the pressing need of the expenditure of  $2000 or $3000 on the New Denver-Three  Forks wagon road this fall. So far very  little attention has been given to the request, and the only money that has  been spent on road improvements this  year by the government is the paltry  sum of $200 which is going to repair the  road to Silverton. With the renewed  activity in the development of the properties on Silver Mountain, and the promising outlook for this section, the least the  government can do is to keep in repair  the roads already constructed. The  owners of the California and Marion are  preparing to build a road to their properties, and they should receive the encouragement of knowing that the present  road skirting the mountain will be kept  open by the government.  Alex. Henderson, M. P. P. of New  Westminster, h<*-s been made attorney-  general of the province. He has resigned his seat and will go back to his  constituency for re-election. He will be  hotly opposed. Upon his success hinges  the fate of the Semlin government. The  election will be held on the 24th inst.  Bernard' Macdonald, expert for the  Montreal company owning the Payne,  accompanying T. S. and L. J. Beiqtte  and W. Strachan, member's' of the company, visited the property "last week.  The party also inspected other properties in this vicinity, listed by Mr. Felt  in his recent trip through the Slocan.  Grand Chancellor Mearns, K.of P., of  Vancouver, paid the local lodge a visit  Sunday and Monday, and after the  regular meeting Monday night the  members adjourned to the St. James  hotel, where a bounteous supper was  spread in honor of the distinguished  guest. Mr. Mearns went to Nelson on  Tuesday, and will go round by Kaslo  and Sandon.  and on returning  to  interviewed by the   Miner  course of his remarks he said:  "Around New Denver most of the  mines are closed down on account of  the disagreement between the mine  owners and the men over the eight-  hour law. The Bosun mine, under the  management of Mr. Sandiford, has  made,a phenomenal showing in the past  few months and ,is regarded as one of  the big* producers of ore in the Slocan  district.  "The California, above New Denver,  is being incorporated and the work of  developing it will be commenced at  once.  "At Sandon the big mines are about  all shut down and with the exception of  a small amount of development work  nothing is being clone. The Minnesota  Silver Co , operating the Ivanhoe group,  has ordered a five-drill compressor  plant. This will be used in the driving  of a 4,000-foot tunnel to tap the vein at  much lower depth than hitherto. When  completed this will be the finest tunnel:  in the Slocan There will be room for  two tracks and it will be lighted throughout witlYelectricity It is now in for a  distance of 1,400 feet. The plant will  be brought in in sections and will be  packed on the backs of mules to the  site where the plant is to be erected.  "On the lower level ot the Payne a  large body of ore has been struck; This  has had a most encouraging effect on  the miners of the Slocan district, as this  is the deepest working in that section  when measured from the apex of the  vein to the place where the latest find  has been made.  "The Ruth Mines are enlarging their  plant by the addition of a compressor  plant, a concentrating* mill of a capacity of 120 tons per day and a tramway.-'  Mr. Sword is of the opinion that the  mines of the Slocan never looked better,  and were it not for the unfortunate dispute between the mine owners and the  miners, the whole country would be in  a most prosperous condition.  Statist iow   Show   tliut' tin;   Unlteo States  Leads tin* World   in that Line.  The statistics of mineral production  in the United States, as furnished Indie producers andothers for "The Mineral Industry," volume VII, have lately  been completely collected and arranged  and are presented in tables accompanying the advance sheets furnished the  mining press. These show a production which, in nearly all the more important substances, is the greatest ever  recorded in the history of America The  United States was, in 1898, by far the  greatest producer of iron and steel in  the world; was second only to Great  Britain���and then by a very small  quantipy���in the production of coal;  and furnished more than half of the total copper supply of the world. No  other nation approaches the United  States in the total value of its mineral  production. "/  The total value of the mineral production of the United States in 1898 was  8709,S16,750, against S648,804,899 in 1897.  Of the.production in 1898, ��314,255,620  was the value of, the metals, against  827-2,178,392 in the previous year, and  8433,659,141 ores and minerals, against  .$407,913,912 in 1897. The values given  for ores and minerals include S38,098,011  in 1S98 and S31,287,405 in 1897 for baux-  *w&8ti^8gi!&t8s3 ss ss ssssgsasss*sgs  10N SILVER MOUNTAIN %  5 ~  ite, manganese and iron ores, which  were used for making aluminum, fer-  romanganese and pig* iron. These duplications were deducted in the aggregate values stated above. Eighteen  secondary products for which statistics  were collected, derived, from some of  the ores included in these totals, had an  aggregate value of ��49,432,829 in 1S9S,  against $41,718,420 in 1897. There was  also a production of copper, lead, silver  and gold from foreign ores and bullion,  valued at 858,948,125 in 1S9S, against  ���547,127,174 in 1897.  THK  -BEDPISH   WAK,  3IKX    QUIT    WOKK.  Work lately put upon one of the  claims of the Bondholder group, has developed a strong ledge, and in the  tunnel, which has been driven 46 feet,  a chute of ore. has been disclosed of from  four to ten inches in width. This carries  a high percentage of black sulphurets.  giving big assays. All of this ore that  was taken out in the course of development, together with that taken out  three years ago. will be shipped to the  smelter.  Work is being pushed ahead on the  Dalhousie group, Ten Miie, and late  developments have shown a curious  formation of the ledge. It is something  like 26 feet in thickness, and a tunnel  has been driven in upon it for more than  100 feet. Ore has been encountered  only in kidneys, and several Vancouver  parties tired of working it after spending a large amount of money, and refused to take up the bonds. The owners started a cross-cut at the face of the  long tunnel and with the first shot  broke through the granite wall into  what is known as the talc vein, which,  on the surface carries clean ore. It runs  parallel with the vein that all the work  has been done upon and is separated  by a granite wall of not more than 18  inches in thickness.  A week or more ago the management  of the Ymir mine, Nelson district, imported eleven miners from Sudburv to  work-in the properties of the London &  B. C. Gold Fields, Ltd. Two of the men  refused to go to work when the situation  was explained to them upon reaching  Ymir. Others have quit since, and now  the Tribune of Nelson gives this bit of  news:  "Ymir, Aug. 14.���Four more miners  have quit the Ymir mine. Having been  refused their wages, they will bring suit  for the amounts due them.  "The above is a fitting finale of an attempt to work the Ymir mine with men  imported from the East under contract.  All such attempts will have a like end.  ing. The men find, soon after coming  here, that they have been misled  and they become discontented. A discontented man cannot do a good day's  work, and the result is that he is discharged. The mine managers who are  so anxious to bring in men from the East  will probably profit by the experience of  the management of the Ymir mine and  give up the ilea. They had better make  up their minds to give the law a fair  trial, and the sooner the trial is made  the better it will be for both mine owners and mine workers."  A    MOSQUITO    CAMP.  The Filipinos and Uncle Sam's boys in  blue are having  a   warm   time around  Manilla, but it is not  half as   warm  as  the   reception   the  redfish   are  getting  from the Silverton  people.     Thousands  of these brave   redfish  during  the past  week have attempted  to force their way  past the mouth of Four Mile creek, only  to meet their death at the hands of the  Silverton  troops,  armed  with  rod and  hooks.    So far about half a dozen of the  finny "thin line of red" have   been able J  to evade the regiments from Four Mile l  camp and get through the lines to a less ���  dangerous point  further  up   the creek.  The war will last about  ten days, and if  barrels   and   salt do  not run  out the  camp is safe for the winter.     A courier  from the scene  of  warfare  has  just arrived in New Denver with the news that  the coming of  the  reds  has  raised the  siege in the local newspaper office, and  the editors are now out  of danger from  starvation, having secured several barrels of a very necessary brain food. After  a long diet of liver and  thanks the redfish invasion must indeed be a blessing  to the boys who, blindly brave,  are trying to make a journalistic flower _ro��v in  a soil devoid   of sufficient nourishment  for that kind of a plant.  For delicious ice cream call on Nes-  bitt, Bosun block; daily.  Bonner's Ferry, in Idaho, is an ideal  mosquito camp. These singing agents  of Old Nick are very severe on strangers  but seldom touch the natives. The natives escape the sting of the insect by  not washing. The bath tubs in the town  are so rusty that upon several occasions  they have narrowly escaped being located as iron cappings by Rossland prospectors. The people of this old town  take life easy, and generally stay in bed  until evening. Lard paila are very plentiful and are used principally as growlers.  There are 11 saloons in the burg with  the usual trimmings. Progressive matrimony has also been found, but above  all is the incessant hum of the industri-' sale large quantities of red. white  and  LIFK    IN    THK    HILLS.  W. B. Young and I. A. Austin pitched  camp on the south fork of Kaslo creek  not long ago. While frying the bannocks they noticed that their pack horses  were in trouble. It did not take long for  them to discover that a bear was chasing  the horses and having a natural wild  west show of his own. Young presented  a rifle at bruin. He rose on his hind  feet, and saluted. Young thought discretion the better part of valor and made  for a tree. Time flew on and the bear  recollected that he had business elsewhere. He left suddenly and then Austin took a shot at him, but bruin was  not leaded. Then the dog became inspired with courage and chased the king  of the hills. The bear got away and is  still alive. The other performers in this  natural circus had a good appetite for  their supper of bacon and bannocks.  Next!  John Williams   will   soon   have  for  On the west slope of Silver Mountain is  situated what development work is proving to be some of the most promising  mining property in the Slocan district.  The mineral claims there located, extending from the California group near the  summit down the western slope over the  foothills to the lake shore, are very numerous and only assessment work has  been done upon many of them. On  others the owners have been more  liberal in the work, and the result has  been that strong ledges carrying very  high-grade galena ore have be shown up  and exploited. Last summer considerable development work was done upon  the principal groups lying below the  California and around the Mountain  Chief. The Marion was proven last year,  so was the Hartney group, the Lost  Tiger, Eclipse, Evening Star, Convention and Anglo-Saxon.  This summer the work has been more  successful even than last, and some of  the properties that were prospects then  are mines today. Should they continue  to improve it will only be a short time  until forces aggregating 200 and 300 men  will be employed in Silver Mountain  mines, the farthest within two hours'  walk of New Denver. The settlement of  the labor trouble would greatly accelerate matters, but even now, with the outlook so unsettled, fully 30 men are employed here. The purchase of the Marion  and the commencement of work by the  purchasers has instilled new life in the  operations of the owners of adjoining  properties.  The workmen on the Marion are doing  surface work, stripping the lead and  getting things in shape for extensive  tunnel work. Manager King has received instructions from his company to  make a mine out of the pioperty and he  will not neglect any needed improvement that will facilitate operations.  A wagon road is to be built to j-each the  property from the present road from  New Denver to Three Forks. The California owners will join with the Marion company in the road and it will be  pushed to the California mine.  The owners of the Hartney are putting  several hundred dollais worth of work  on their property, and are developing  leads carrying galena ore chutes that  were discovered last year and this.  On the Lost Tiger H. Clever has made  the bsst strike that has been made on  the mountain this summer. Pie has uncovered on the surface a ledge three and  a half feet iu width carrying two feet of  good concentrating oie and one foot of  clean galena ore This has been shown  up a considerable distance. Preparations are being made to work the property this winter.  The owners of the Anglo-Saxon have  taken supplies to the property, and will  start this week work on a tunnel to be  driven to catch the lead 100 feet below  the work put upon the property last  winter. They will push work all fall  and winter. They expect to catch the  ore chute showing on the surface when  they are in 90 feet.  On the Home Run, adjoining the  Mountain Chief, a fine showing of ore is  exposed. A highly encouraging strike  was made on this property early this  spring, since which time the owners have  had a great amount of work done on the  lead. The ore showing has steadily improved with development.  that the mining region of British Columbia, at the present stage of development, at least, is a poor field for the  inculcation of the old country idea that  money is lord and master over all.  HK  COULD   "COOK A LITTLK."  A writer in Forest and Stream tells  how he went trout fishing years ag*o in  California, and there made a pleasant  discovery. After seeking long for trout  streams, he and his companion came  upon a lone shanty, where a Frenchman  was swinging in a hammock and smoking his pipe. He was a very much surprised man, for, as he told them, no one  had intruded on his solitude for three  months.  "Plenty of fish!" he promised them,  and they betook themselves to the  creek. There they soon filled their  baskets, and then having dressed as  many as two hungry men could eat,  adjourned to the shanty.  On inquiring' of our landlord if he had  such a thing as a frying-pan, he produced one, and my friend, who prided  himself on being a camp expert, remarked, "Of course, this tramp doesn't  know how to cook a trout. I'll show  him.".  The tramp looked on, smoking his  pipe, but, being* rather the worse for  our day's travel, it was suggested that  before eating we should have a bath; so,  adjourning to the creek, we took a refreshing* dip. When we returned to the  house we were surprised at seeing a  little rude table set out under the trees.  On. it were casters, china plates, a white  cloth and napkins. Where they all  came from was a mystery, but they  were there.  "Now for a trout," said my friend.  "I'll show you how trout should be  cooked."  But then appeared our landlord, bearing a platter filled with nicely-browned  fish. It was followed by small cups of  delicious black coffee. Then we rolled  up in our blankets, and slept as only  tired hunters and fishermen can do.  Our breakfast was the supper repeated,  with ai addition of fine white rolls.  We lost no time in refilling our baskets and preparing to depart Our landlord would accept no pay, only a few  flies and a line and a pocket-knife.  Then one of us said, with-some patronage and a desire to please:  "My friend, there is the making of a  good cook in you. Why don't you go  to San Francisco and hire out? No  doubt you could get a good situation."  There was a twinkle in the Frenchman's   eye as   he replied   carelessly:  "Yes, I can cook a leetle.    I  monico's chef for ten years,  what you call tired, and come  fornia to find a leetle rest "  was  Del-  and I get  to Cali-  A Satisfactory   Sentence.  THK    OLD    COrXTKV     IUKA.  ous mosquito.    He never sleeps and does  a business of thousands annuallv.  black currants,  earlv.  Leave  your     orders  It is a noticeable fact that the mine  managers in this district and in Nelson  who are taking the most active part in  the, present effort to cut down the wage  scale to miners are representatives o;  large English concerns. It is easy to  understand why it is so. Forage.-* the  working men of England have been  treated little better than slaves. Miners  are paid slave wages there, and about  the first thing a board of directors of an  English company looks at and attempts  to cut down is the wage account. The  cry trom across the water to managers  here has ever been, "wages too high."  It is but natural for th^. managers to  attempt to carry out the wishes of their  directors,   but thev should  remember  "Your worship," said the wily solicitor  who was defending the stalwart prisoner  at the dock, "you cannot possibly convict my client of housebreaking. I submit, sir, with all deference, that neither  morally nor legally can you convict him :  I will tell you why.  "Mr. Sikes, here, as the evidence  clearly proves, did not break into any  house at all. He found the parlor window open, as the witnesses admit, and  all he did was to put in his right arm  and remove some unimportant articles.  Now, Sir, Mr, Sikes' arm is not he himself, and I fail to see how you can punish  the whole individual for an offence committed by only one of his limbs."  "Very well, sir," said the cautious  Solomon of the bench, "I have heard of  a similar defence before today, so I find  the prisoner's arm guilty, and sentence  it to six months' imprisonment. The  gentleman himself can accompany it or  not, as he chooses. Mr. Clerk read the  sentence."  Then Mr. Sikes smiled a fourteen-inch  smile, and the plan of the defence became apparent, as he quietly proceeded  to unscrew his guilty cork arm, and  leave it in the custodv of the court.  Ice Cream, either by the dish or  gallon can be obtained at Nesbitt's, in  Bosun Hall block.  OBamauBiasBK  awoigajj__ti_fg'i_m__iji THE LEDGE, NE\V DENVER, E.G.,' AUGUST 17,   1899.  Sixth Year  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTIOM KATES:  Three months   Six "   Twelve  ���'     Theke years   Transient Advertising:, 25 cents per Hue first in  sertion, 10 cents tier line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement. .  t? .75  1.25  2.00  .5.00  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. ���Write on both. sides of. the  pajier if you wish. Alwaj-s send something- j?ood  no matter how crude. Get your-copy .in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest u___     ���_  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  f BURSDAY,   AUGUST 17. 1899.  all Americans, the wage scale to underground miners was -83.50 per day.  "W hen the mines were in operation  and the scale of wages to underground  miners was $3.50 per day, the mines  of the Slocan produced ore to the value  of nearly $300,000 per month, and  paid in dividends'"sums aggregating  $3,000,000, as-follows:r     .'  Pavne Mine .. ��� : .���'. .'Sl,027,000  Slocan Star ....".........:....     400.000  Idahr....  .;.-:      292,000  Reco,.........'-.      287,000  Whitewater ,.!      194.000  Ruth  Last-phance  Noble Five   Rambler Cariboo.  Monitor .. .-.. .*..-.  Gbodenough.,....  Two Friends  Jackson Mines...  Surprise   Washington  EXPOSED   OUR   BLUFF.  A good many people are asking the  question, "Where is Ingersoll?" They  do not do this because'there is any  doubt as to where he is, but because  it is considered a great joke to gossip  about a man's future .after death.  Ingersoll',, ie deadr ^He is; not; -ir*  heaven, and he is not in hellV He;;is  sleeping in oblivion, and will never  be .wakened. Everything that lives  dies, and the world moves on without it. ���- Man is no more important  than the blade of grass. ���- His fate is  the same; oblivion; earth to; earth,  dust to dust. .; The .doctrine that we  live hereafter is a, conceit of foolish  people. Death ends all. All men  know it. butfor some reason we are  unable to understand, they do not  confess it.���Atchison Globe. ������  We wonder where the editor of the  Globe got his information.     It is the  greatest scoop ol the age: ���' We have  been "drifting around this earth for  many years running newspapers arid  always trying to get the latest news.'  We have worked early and late at  our profession and it seems too bad  that a fellow over in such a dry place  as Kansas should take a pot of this  kind a Way-from us.'   It is also  sad,  arid may make trouble for lis.    All  these years we-have been printing  the hews iri our papier' that" hell was  full of delinquent' subscribers,   and  making the graft stick.'   And, now.  this, fellow ; in Kansas  comes along  with the latest news and we find out  our mistake. It is simply awful when  we fully realize the situation.  " Here  we have been all these years in New  Denver and-other places', 'collecting  thousands bf ''dollars ''under false pretenses by making positive' statements  on the future   punishmentJ of delinquent' subscribers.  ' Now ' that, we  haye found out our mistake we must  make amends in   some way.     We  must pay back all the money that we  have received on this bluff.     It may  be a chestnut, but we still own one of  George Washington's youthful traits.  It will probably ruin' us to make this  sacrifice, and our orilv  hope ot financial salvation in the future is to Arid  another method of collecting subscriptions.    Now that the fear of hell will  not make them pay up we will have  to depend upon our bull-dog and persuasive eloquence.    In the meantime  we wish that fellow in  Kansas had  died in 1700 B. C.    He has busted the  surest   combination    we   ever   had  against the  heartless,   but  woefully  numerous delinquent subscriber.  Antoine.  Bosun (approximate)..  165,000  140,000  50.000  oChOOO  4p,000  35,000  20,000  20,000  20,000  20,000  10,000  20.000  Total ��� $2,790,000  As before stated, these dividends  were paid when the standard wage  scale of $3.50 per day was being paid  by the mines.  In recent months English and East  Canadian capital has been buying up  several of* thc^ big "dividend 'papers.  Tlie first thing the new"companies do  is to attempt to lower the wage scale.  The   Mine Owner's   Association was  formed, and the first thing the association did was to issue an ultimatum  that $3 a day   would   henceforth be  the scale of wages to underground  miners. Of course, the eight-hour law  is held to be the cause of the attempt to enforce the new scale, but it  is a very noticeable fact that the as  sbciation put the hew scale' into force  before  the   law   became   effective.  What has been the result? The mines  were closed to $3.50 men and opened  to $3 men about  three months ago..  Since June 1st there has not been an  association mine; operating.     Miners  cannot be forced to work at the association scale and men are not being  imported'with any great ease; Hence  the Mines are' not working; and,'''in  place of prod uci ng $200,;000 and $&J0,:'  000 worth' of ore per month, and paying enormous   dividends,, they are  producing nothing and paying nothing.   All must suffer some by the  lock-out'but the'country is the greatest-loser.   The- working miners1 are  less'affected by'it 'th'an ahy'd'he.  "It  is rigfitf thatHt "should"'be !s6; ! for the]  miners are'? not. responsible'". for' the'  condition of affairs existing.' It is riot  a1 conflict between  the Mrie Owner's  Association  and the, Miner's Union.  It is rather a   conflict between the  Mine Owner's   Association   and the  country that gives it its existence, because of its refusal to give to the district's workmen fail* 'wages���wages  that haveevier been' paid':since" the  mines were opened.  .commotion occurred. A prospector  by the name of Scotty made the following declaration right out in 'meet-  ling: "Look here, -parson, I' don't  object to praying for everybody  'cept the Prince of Wales. Everything goes except that duck, and I  say right here that you'll have to cut  that out. -Get off your perch aiid  have a drink before the prayers arc  finished." Tlie parson, nothing loth,  waltzed up to the bar, and the "hull  darn" congregation took a drink with  the parson, after which the Lord was  worshipped without anymore" interruptions from the audience  This story is an actual fact, and it  is the only time that we have ever  heard of a parson and his flock staying proceedings until the "crowd  "lickered up." There were many  strange things occurred during the  pioneer days of the Slocan, and we  will" tell some more ere long, provided we do not run out of lead  pencils.   Every victory makes graves of  some sort. The eight-hour war, even  if it wins out will have caused many  a bank roll to become extinct. Reforms cosV money, no matter of what  kind. We do not mind the expense  but the suspense is simply damnable.  r��r��nn _i *>ii**_*__j_ *_t_  i�� I'tiiii limn n* ���_ ���%���"���!  ��rtreal  Established 1817..  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    : 1,102,79_.72  HEAD    OFFICE,   MONTBEAt.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Rostal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States. ���  INfew Denver branch  ' :���������'..';        pi PITT, Manager  ~ ���*�������������_���_ h_i ���*_! _ ���w-SK'-VBr^arm^Hrj&^rtsrvr  PETTICOAT    GOVKHNMKXT.  In sonae parts of Italy and Switzerland the municipal"councils are run  by woriien owing" to   a' 'carcity of  men.    The people do not   object to  being under a petticoat government.  We might try one in British Columbia.    It would be ari experiment that  we would not lose much  on.     The  moon might affect the ladies occasionally,   but their legislation could not  be any Avorse than   the provincial  brands we are accustomed toJ     Give  the divin^. creatures a chance; a female administration might be.weak,  ^but it would at. least be sweet, tender  and'sentimental. .' That is more than  we can say for the usual male administration" in this province.     It is full  of mental senility;   and,' in  the 'lah:  :gu'ag_ of modern1 days, simply rotten.  ; The Rossland Miner's Union .has  appealed to the President of the United 'States-to' withdrawthe troops from  the"Co3ur;d'A'lehes. 'We'do'not think  that Mac will do so, but he ^'should-if  ���heloves.'the caus'e of hubahfty;   '  The pfesentgbvernment'of Canada  spent about60 millions" of dollars djir-  ing'their'recent'sessiori.' None of this  liberal expenditure has been'set'aside  for the'establishment of a mint, or  the assistance of the lead industry.  TOO CONVENTIONAL, INDEED.  Young Vanderbilt and a crowd of  other lads who were born with silver  spoons in their facial tunnels, recently  passed through this province on a  tour of the world. They were traveling in special cars and were accompanied by 18 men servants and four  detectives It is difficult to understand what the detectives are doing  with the boys. The party is evidently respectable. Perhaps it is a fad of  New York, and the proper caper for  the young bloods from that old camp.  If a man from New Denver was to  start on a tour of the world accompanied by a band of detectives he  would be ostracised by the three top  stratas of our society, and likelv  wind up in New Westminster. Thus  does New Denver and its ways differ  from New York and its ways of doing  things.  The legislature of British Columbia  is short, of up-to-date business men.  It requires men who will thoroughly  develop the province without regard  to legitimate expenses The job is I r  too heavy lor the present outfit, and |'  the sooner they go off shift the sooner  will this glorious province get a  chance to swim out of the soup-  caused by legislation that was not  boiled long enough before serving.  SCOTTY    AND    THE    PRINCE.  Along in '92 the Slocan was rather  young and slightly tough. The editor  of this paper spent many weary days  climbing through the almost virgin  hills, and incidentally* sleeping under  canvass or the sky; At Bear Lake  Gorman West h-ad a tavern. All the  old trail blazers know Gorman. He  is big as a house, and could smoke  cigarettes and drink more boozerino  than almost any man in the camp.  We remember calling on Gorman one  day, and he asked us to take something. We called for a cigar, but he  did not have any in the house. We  then called for lemonade and other  feminine drinks, but Gorman looked  at us aghast and said all he had in  the house was whiskey. We did not  take any, but, however, that has  nothing to do with this story. As we  remarked before, the Slocan was a  little tough in those days, a fact  which did not prevent an occasional  Years before the Mine Owner's As-1 parson from coming up the  hill,  and  Mrs. Chas. A. Boyd, of Cleveland, 0.,  is suing her husband for alimony, and,  incidentally, for divoi*ce. Boyd draws a  salary of $6,000 a year and Mrs. Boyd  wants to help him draw it. A divorce will  give her a better hand to draw to. Boyd  asks that the petition for divorce be set  aside, as he thinks he is artist enough to  do the draw im*; for the family. Also,  Boyd very sensibly seeks a divorce decree for his own private use, and to this  end has filed a cross-petition. He complains, among other things, that it has  been the charming custom of the wife of  his bosom to array heiself in cycling attire and then sit with her fen perched  high on the railing of the porch at the  family residence. What's that to kick  about? Boyd is too conventional by far.  He doesn't seem to know a good thing  when he sees it. But 'tis said that the  neighbors do.  Williams expects to receive in a few  days a consignment of sweet potatoes.  This Will be welcome news to those who  love the spuds of the sunny south.  Choice fruit of many kinds always in  stock at Nesbitt's, Bosun block.  THEN    AND    NOAV.  sociation  came   into existence    the  scab' of wages to underground miners  in  the Slocan   was   $3.50 per   day.  Years before the Miner's Union came  into existence in the Slocan the scale  of wages to underground miners was  83.50 per day.    All  through  the developing: stage of the Slocan  mines  the wage scile to underground mine  workers   was   $3.50   per   day.    All  through the producing and dividend-  paj'ing stage the scale of wages to  underground  miners  was $3.50 per  day.   When the Pavre,   the Enterprise, Whitewater, Idaho, -and other  big-mines were in  the hands of the  men who made them, and, strangely, J  telling the boys about the trail that  Jesus blazed to heaven in the early  days.  Along   one   Sunday   to  Gorman's  came a young preacher from Nelson.  His name was  Reid,   and  the brand  of religion he carried  was Church < f  England.    The bo\ s gathered in that  night, and  by  the   time   the  lights  were lit for services in Gorman's dining room the crowd  was  pretty well  "ginned up."   Nothing daunted, the  parson c.-mmenced operations and all  went well until he came to that part  of the service where a prayer is made  for the Royal   Family.     When *he  mentioned   the   Prince of  Wales a  DANDY WAGONS  Goino* at���i  $2  each  CROQUET SETS  fi ball, going at &J  ANSWER*TO CORRESPONDENTS.  What ir. silence?  Don't know; this is a silver camp.  How is the weather in Nelson?.  Chilly; not as Hum(e)id as it has]  been. i  Is there any trapping in Rossland?  Very seldom.     One   Martin   was  caught there'this summer,   but  pro  ceedings were so damp that even a  Mackintosh was no protection.  What will wipe out the social evil?  The abolition of marriage, and the  re-construction of our social system."  .-���'���-. . i.' i    . ��� *  .WThere is Bob Ingersoll?  Don-t know; ask your family parson  What is money?  It is a medium of exchange we for  merly had in the Slocan.  What is the best sedative for an  over-worked community?  Eight hours. It gives complete repose in60 days.'  What is a jag?  Don't know.     Enquire in Sandon.  What is our latest trouble?  One hundred and fifty tenderfeet  editors headed this way from the  east.  Do vou take melons on subscription?  You bet! We take anything, .but  water. Our tank is full of that gargle this second; past.  i Will three aces beat a flush?  Not in the Slocan,   unless you hold  up a gun as'a kicker.  Where was Moses when the lights  went out?  Don't know, unless in Sandon.  What's the matter with Nelson?  Its merchants are not highly educated enough. Few of them advertise in this paper.  Where can one have a good time  on this earth?  In. New   Denver.      Here   in   this  beautitul spot life is one long span of  bliss.   No noise,   no disease, no war,  no trouble, no money; in fact, nothing  that makes  life wear-.      We   have  plenty of grub,   and whiskey,   mellowed with the dignity of time;   lots  of pretty women and ice cream,   fast  horses,   trout   fishing,    football;     a  fine     hospital     and    a   handsome  cemetery.    All this is surrounded by  the most poetical scenery, covered by  a sky  that is  distinctly   Italian in  countenance.   Pilgrims, all ye  that  are weary and   heavy  laden,   (with  collateral) come to New Denver, and  see what a poem can  be made out of  lite.    Turn away   from   the wicked  world with its noisy clamor and camp  with us where   all is quietness and  peace.    Come, gentle pilgrims, come,  or else go to Paradise.   It is the only  rival to the town in which this paper  dreams away its life.  S. RASHDALL.  ���Votary Public  A. E, FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  ���'���'���-"*MINES & REAL ESTATE. *  ,   , -NEW DENVER, .B.C.,        :,  u  '.MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,  SOLD  AND BONDED.  ���INVITED���  'Abstracts of Title to mineral claims.  CORRESPONDENCE  Tinware,  Stoves, Miner's Sullies,  Paints, Oils, Glass, &e.  CANTON and JESSOPS' STEEL. CALIFORNIA GIANT POWDER.  Slocan Gityy B. G,  !)���  !J'��  9 or.- .���^���������T: i*^  *>*|J;~ ���ri!>(||Ti ���r*SJg^  FT-diisi  Ml   '������      ���>* "���  . i'V ���-   it'!''':     ::   I'M*  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations* for a large number of people.     The, robiiis are large  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided with .everything  in the market  Sarnivle Rooms for 'Commercial Traveler1-.  John -Buckley, Prop.  p's and Can ton Drill  Heavy and Shelf .Hardware- ���  Steel.       Stoves, Tin and.Granite Ware  We- are handling all kinds of  Blasting. Mining and Sporting Powders.    Also Blacksmith's  Coal.    Lumber, Sash and Doors.  Call on. Williams when  your larder is  ihort on fruit and vegetables.   .  each  HAMMOCKS  per cent,  discount  uy now  How is your  ing" tackle?  just starting-.  outfit of fish-  Fly fishin*? is  California  Wine Co.,  ������NELSON, B.C.  Wholesale  rs  Imported  Goods of rough  texture  are Popular  this season.  and  Choice Wines  Fragrant  Cigars'.  Write for Prices.  Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenay  J. & R. D. CAMERON,  Tailor*. Sundon.  w  Dl.'KWUV  Kn-ii. n r  rl   T. TWM-IS  New Denver, B.C.  Nelson's  Drug & tsook Store  New Denver, B. C.  Siimluy lioui*-*: 2 to  i ii. in.  Has been thorouoiilv  renovated and refurnished, making it one of  the' best hotels in  Kootenay. The table  has the best, in the  market, and the bar  contains the choicest  brands of liquors, wines  ���   and cigars.  Mrs  L. A, Sno\yrnan..  DREWRY & TWIGG  Doi'iiiiiiiin and Provincial Land Survt.'yoi*.-  Civil an.I  '.rinimr ICnsrineers.  Hwl!'o--.|. Mr.V.-r C<�� ie.  /ETRur-lHl.-ili Jt FiiiH|iii>r. A iron is.  yj-OWARD WEST,  A���=������'"���. i' "* M. I..iiHlnit. Kin,'  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST.  & ASSAYEK.  HOTEL  CTORIA  J OHM V. 1'ERKS. Prop.  HEATED BY unT Alp  and Electric rl-^ I A 11"!  Bells and Lig*ht in every room....  Luriie and well lighted Sample Rooms  Hourly Street Car between hotel and  Station.   Free bus meets all trains   Reasonable Rates.  *^___i____ REVELSTOKE  Nig'ht grill room in connection for the  convenience of guests arriving and departing l/.v night trains.  Proiii'i'lie*  vne ave.  esumiiifU  :<.**iliii;  ���Hell  ntHl-i'   *'.  New D.  and   rep.  liiirclia**!-!'-*..  id  Chemical   L.-ilinrai'iry.  nwr. DC.  ][ L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor. Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. C.  Branch office at New Denver every  Saturdaw BlXTH
Year.
THE,LEL)(iE, NEiW DENVER, B.C., A TJGrUST 17. 1899.
CHILDBEDS CQLCm
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SHADOW  PICTURES.
Result* Obtained by Two Cleier Men Who
Have Studied the Pastime.
Wh^ME febe^-girfpr boy wfcPl hasn'6 enjoyed *rra&ing "Ph'hdbw pictures -with tbe
fingers, h&nds or arms?   •    ,       '•'■',
Two'cleve'r Dondon entertainers have recently made- a study of this old fashioned
pastime, and they have becorue eiceedirig-
Jy expert at it. ,      ;   ' [       ,. .. "
The operator first displays the simple
ihadow of a pair of bands and tbe apeo-
tte*or thon wfea every movement fo the
operation of making dog.1*, birds, prominent peoplo and funny sltuutions. Sonic* of
tbe scenes are progressive, and it is* really
no small task for the operator to keep TAvo.
, dogs flghtin-jTpr •renresent *a~ youi^g lady
be|d'ro'ttie glass or/pic'cure'(on interrupted.'
wronadb; 'without making sorbe false move'
thut will destroy the illusion. Many of
tho portraltfij also, riro •ernnsfonnaticm portraits, one changing into anotlier,in flight
of the audience, but so slowly' that tho
various motions -are distinct and can  be'
foiled eJosil^by■ wi^,w&r:\'■**■'■''■ *?
"All that'is used is powerful arc light to
throw -tho"8had6'w' Oh" a "'Rfioet'* of heavy
white paper. A boy can practice the sane
sport with a strong lamp, made to-throw
its light through of'-roAnd thole in £' box,
and ••» white^h'-Jot) of a'fjieoe of '{taper.-     : ■
Ori'o of {■hS'iiiost popular of tj-i'o sf«ido'*V-»
la a repr&eptato^ an-
other that of Lord Salisbury anotheir'of a
young lady dressing for a party. It takes
a good deal of hard woift~fe get these ef-
f**_^"b_*k^?wBetfs-obtained they are"-very
amusing. Two of these shadow pictures,
ahown herewith, aretiiken^froin the Strand
Magaeino. •--riis**-*
——■—-——— > •
Seoslbla Heir.
A proWy Httla. story i« told of a young
clerk in a drygopds shop who has recently
oorrie '•'•WtO*' posiessron'of a' large fortune
throutfh the.favor of _h old gentleman
•dfatahtly related to him;' :V-,
The young fellow llstehed with amtiinj-
ment to the newa imparted.to him by bis
«mplc^era'tidta-3k«ldgo_tlema)3-B*'4xeoutor
oae«*ftorDOOQl
"I-fluppo-^'T Wue'tnot expect your eerv-
ioee me olerk any longer,"said tbe dry
gc)odBl-mtf*ohant, with" aVmiiai^'l^hair
beWrty tb^lose y8b1'*; ~  *•-••*•■
"Oh, I shall stay my month out, of
oour-se, sir," said-,Jtihe boy promptly. "I
abouldn't want to break my word just because I've had soino money left m-a'-'' >
The two older men exchanged glances.
Tli*' money deferred to waai nearly f 800,-
000. :..'.J- - ■  ' •' ;•'■     ■'■'■'      '
"Well," said the lawyer, stroking his
mouth to conceal his expression, "I should
like an hour of your time between 10 and
•4 tomorrow, my young friend,-as it will
be necessary for ydu'to'read and sigh sonie
papers." '.' •    '  ••   i:  •''" '
"Yes, sir," said tho olerk. "I always
tako my lunch at a quarter beforo 12. I'll
take that hour for-you instead tomorrow.
If I eat a good broakl'ast, I can get along
all right till'six o'clock."     -'
The two men again exchnrgod glances,
but neither said a word to spoil tho toy's
unconsciousness that he was* taking- his
good fortune in an unusual way.
"Well," said tho lawyor when the door
had closed on the modest heir to thousands, "all loan -"Bay-'is.;if that boy over
uses his money to anybody's disadvantage.
I miss my guoss. "•" And the year that
has elapsed since then has gone to prove the
truth of his words.-—-Youth's Companion.
Going; Hunting For Butterflies.
One of the queerest of occupations by
which men make their living is butterfly
hunting, and as it is now conducted in the
jungles bf India and Africa it is also us
full of adventure and narrow escapes a?
tiger hunting or gold mining. The butterflies of our fields and woods arc, of
courso, too common to have any value, but
there are very rare varieties'that will brin^
as high as $1,000 a specimen, -and it is to
catch these that men undertake all manner of risks. Before a mail'can'attempt
butterfly hunting be must have a thorough
scientific education, and tlien'he can go to
Africa, and by collecting lizards and orchids and rare plants along with the butterflies he oan often make very i-irge sum--
of money. In capturing butterflies in t.it-
jungle tho collector often has trf* climb,
trees where there are poisonous insects unci
snakes and sit very quie'dijOwith his lony
not in hand and wait for thu appearance
of some beautiful butterlly. Then ho must
carefully scoop it in, get it down safal.v
and pack it for shipment to London. : If
he is fortunate enough to find an entirely
now and rare variety, he can sometimes*
make a whole year's salary out of it
Many wealthy people in Europe have mag-'
uificont private collections of insects, unci
there are also good collections owned by
tho governments.—Chicago Record.
Count on Their Hands.
Tho Indians of Guiana have a queer system of numeration. They count by the
hand and its four fingers. Thus, when
they reach five, instead of saying so, they
call it a "hand." Six is, there-lore, n
"hand and first finger." Ten is "two
hands," but SO, instead of being "four
J»ands,"is "aman." Forty is "two men."
aud thus they go on by twenties. Forty-
six is expressed as "two men. hand and
first finger."	
The Grandiloquent Goat.
A. very gru!Hlili..|Ut*:u trout
Sat d(.vn to a *.::.: j' n:''l« d'hote:
Be *-*:e fill the tvjii;.*-..
T!;(- I:-lives am; the lories,
Reinsi-l-.ms, -"On those tilings I dote,""
Then before his re;jasi !».• in: :::i,
While pausin*,' lh>.* menu iu .-.. .:i,
He said, "Corn. if;*!i:i tilers**
And tomatoes cirri •■<■;<*    '   ,
S'd like U' ncvt-..-n-1-v.'..-i , i.':.-*
—Cui'ni.. a *.v«:i= ui .--".. .'...i i.'«"
WHAT HIS BIT )T HELD
Bertie Sinclair was lookins* very cross.
H.'i'is h<- no. Oi-eii,..f.nia-:>(i to pretty
•lennfe* Doivias for r,v»o iiitnths, and had
he. ;ioc looked forward lor we"'ks to last
liir-'ht. when he. '.baa "been inyite'd' tio tt
b-i.il at h'r father:s 'house- ana' stay tiil
rhis morning. , . ,-,■••
* A'nd' AviiuC a' disappointment it had
been. 1 here was Jennie, .flirting all the
even'ing—positively flirting— wit., that
fool Jack Price, and when he Imu caught
her afteV the:la**t. dance1 to tell her what
lie tboughcof ! her conduct, instead oi
•uaking pivtty apologies and offering to
kiss and be friends, as he fully expected,
what had' she. done? ' Acuia.ly blamed
him—innocent, blameless him—for, talking too much to her cousin _laud, declined to listen to his rejiiy, and ended
by leaving him and goirifj to bed in a
huff'."'
But this was not all. There was something sharp and cutting in his boot^ that,
was'/beco'ining ppsitively excx-uciating ' as"
he went along. At this,rate he should
soon be lameti. No, he-.coulcl stand'.it no
longer! Resides, why should he!penance
himfielf? Here was a retired corner, where
a little lioi'tiblttck plie/r.hi'q trade. 'Here
he would obtain relief.
"No, I don't want a 'shine,' but I'll
give you twopenoe if you'll get my boot
off and let riie see what's in it."
The grinning 'little fellow was quick
to comply. Efe 'uplaced ,ahd pulled, ofj
tl'e'boofc'itnd^thrust' his hand' in'in a mo'-
nient,
"Well, bf all the riim things! Look
here, .sir." he exclaimed, and held up to
Bertie something sparkling in his grimy
fin "-Tors—something poor'Bet-tieknew'only'
iq'j^well:«1>"' yf ^*~ ■'.'•■^>'>!-/'V*-l.v>«:..v-
It was n ring, a pretty diamond ring,
fiat he' himself hact chosen and placed on
Jennie's pretty finger. •.• engagement
ring, and she had des«or.tted it thuij! 'TVi',:
fhow him-her contempt, to'Jnsiil't his
I'l'iva to t'ho ;'nttei'ui"oVit{;'-'she had yeast It
tnii-i eirf-fihati-'v^lly tfndler his fee't." Cruel,
fai.'hless' Jenuie! -■*■  v    '        n' v ':-
'I ne longest day must end at last,
however, a'fact we all know, yet all feel
(f.jubtful about now and then, and
Bertie, released with a' great stream of
other city,.men,, made, his way back to
.iie'stiitioh.' '
"TuaTt gentlen an looks as if he would
bite," whisperet: a little lady who sat opposite him in tiie train.
; And Bertie, overhearing,- agreed readily. Ht* was lin-i-erins*' that ftital ling in
(lis pocket, and feeling as if he should
never lie disposed. r<i smile again. ..-*
|   The pleasant- spririfir evening, ■ full*of
lilac fraji-rancp".-iud the"   (lut.er   of youn,:
jeti-ves, served hue to deepen    his   depression as'he 'ihtidtV 'his 'way to the pretty
hr/iise where Je'iii'e Douglas lived.
;   It was empty and silent,to-night.   Her
|i:rle sisters were'not, as usual,   playing
•;.douK and'-'thc*'" reh'his   'tc/al-t   was quite
de-ert:*d.  Xo sound came'frSm the house
7-the olieeil'ul, large , lumi^lv   home used
in resound*, with, mucli*. latight^r and'son^j
and the patteY'bf 'childreri',s**~feet.w'''   •       **
;  Ke uaused a moment in-the   porch be-
lore'he'niTrgS'a'ncl so'eiive' time to a little
lidy who.chiincticI'*-cto JlSe   standing ,a't.{v
wiftdo-iy TirpAtaira!';-to" ^ohie^flying ■down*''
■j-jd'open' the'door for hiiii herself:'tt- ''"
"■•Bertie," said-.Jennie/s vbice through
the'twilight." "Bei"t{e, is'it_you?"
"Yes,   .Tc*nnie,-"*''l-''£aid   thei young man
gravely, and   she.    whor was 'used  t<?&
very different greeting, loo Iced surprisad.
. "You're-'hot'g'oing'io be'oross again?"
•she asked wi•_■_-.■ charmiag pcmt.„ "You
know I never meant anything—and you
began it." *• •;; "  ;, ;   ■..':. -3n
"Will you come into the '"carJen'" for a:
minute, Jennie?.I want to speak to you."
"I shan't stop if you^begin to scold,"
■•he remarked decidedly.'"''Yqu know it's
all nonsense, ;md I've, nail 'something
that really worried rae to-day." '
"So have I, Jennie.". And he drew
the ring from his pocket. "I cannot tell
you how it has grieved me to find this
discarded from your hand."
But Jennie, with a little scream, had
sprung upon the treasure.
"Oh, Bertie, Bertie! That's the very
thing! , I have never taken it from my
finger since you put it on. I know I had
it safe.last 'night because I—I always
kiss it good n-jght after I have said my
prayers,'dear. And this morning it was
gone.. And 1 have been so miserable
about it all day. Do tell me where you
found it, Bertie."
"You had it last night, dear?" he
cuesti-ned. "Then how on earth had it
• ot inside my boot this m-rning?"
"Inside your what?"
"JMy boot," he repeated r-.fcher shyly;
fc-r really the confession sounded, too un-
.(•mantic in all that poetry of twilight
.* nd love.
Ke slipped it once more on her flnge'.-
and in stood in silent cont-.-.'it for a moment contemplating it.
" I3ut why, dear?'' sho questioned in-
noceiitly, turning her treasure round
and, round. "You knew it was safe, and
I think you might have telegraphed to
me. You might have remembered how
worried t snoiild be to lose it.'" '
"Jennie, I thought you meant to give
i d hack ",
Jennie was looking shyiy at the diamonds as she twisted'them, glimmering
n the twilight.
"I know how- ifwas;" she muriniire'd
. t last, "but I'dpn't, think JL wantto tell
.. ou.    It was s'rCVdry'silly.•''
He drew her gently to him.
"Yes, tell me.    1 wan Ito.know."
'.'Well, dear, last nightJ.d'id; not feel
quite happy because *vire"" had' "a sort bf
cjuiirrel without making up, and I had a
lidrr'i'd clreiim that; you were angry with
uie. So I. thought.and thb tight was thera
ciii'ytiiine I,could do for you before you
weiit'away?, 1 epu'ldn-'t get your breakfast
localise of the servants; mother would
not like it, and she had" told me not to
go down in the morning, and I couldn't
t:iink of anything, till at last I. remem-
I.K-t*ed your boots. So,I crept,out as soon
us it was light'arid found' t/hem tit Vour
cioor, and rubbed them beautifully before
any one else was stirring, and' took ,them
up again. I must hav«'dropped' my ring
iri without noticing. Did- you see how-
very bright your boots were? Bertie, jf
know you're laughing, and you prorb'sed
not."
A secret so well kept that no friend of
theirs was ever., told the tale of what
Bertie Sinclair- found'in his boot.—London News.
■ *'•■■•Soap for Stormy Seas.
Oil has long been used to calm stormy
seas; but it has been recently   discovered
that; soap dissVlvetl' :in 'water—*soap*suds\*
in fact—has,the same effect, ■ and' is not"
a quarter so'ex'perisive'.   ''"''J'       ""' —\"'
 .-■!.*.;  iM••■,■.'•■
.■Mu>eum A n noy«tic«»».
;   "The $1,000 beauty had to set a divorce
from the human ostrich •*•-"        '
| .ii VVlVy?^-'1''-' J!'';; f> ^  '■ ■"'        ,JV-
MHerkept swaliawing" her curling iron
and hairpins. "—Chicago  Record..
j v^o."!* V -i-£•::?:n i     '■•■-•'■■ .;■•(•!!
H. J R .obertson,
Has retamed and is prepared for all
kinds of work in his line. Special
discounts to mines in Stoves, Tin and
Granite Ware.
Slocan City, B. G.
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS'
Slocan Belle Mineral Claim. ■'
Situate in the Sloean Alininjr Division of
AVest Kootenay District. Where located:
South of Carpenter creek, one-half mile east
of Sandon.
•TAKE XOTICE that I. Herbert T. Twij.'fr, as
I acent for Robert Cunnin_, free miner's certificate No. 3.H0*>3A, recorded holder of a five-sixth
(f>-r>) undivided interest, and Volney D Williamson, recorded holder of a one-sixth (l-G)undivided
interest, free miner's certificate Xo. 07026, intend
sixty days from the date hereof to apply to the
Minm^r Beeorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown frrant
of the above claim.
And further take notice that action under .section 37 mast be commenced before the issuance of
such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 3d day of August, 1899.
anfr3 HERBERT T. TWIGG.
Carbonate,King Mineral Claim.
^isi^iliAi^
AND SOOJ LINE.
New Fast Daily Service between
by the
J. K. CLARK,
MINING
ENGINEER
Reports made on Mining- Properties
in any section of Kootenay.
T
SANDON,
B.C.
■'.'l'I   !'
PIONEER HOUSE OF
THAT CITY. DO NOT
FORGET IT WHEN
IN SANDON. ......
R.   CUNNING,   Proprietor.
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-" DR. MILLOY,
DENTIST
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..ROSSLAND.
i_i
&wQQ&9&Q9<
.Situate in the Sloean Mining Division of West
Kootenay District. Where located: On
i'tiyi.e. Mountain, adjoining* Slocan Boy Mineral claim.
AKE XOTICE That I T. M. Gibson, aetini?as
.-ifj-ent for S K. Green, free miner's certificate Xo. 2I8HSA. intend, sixtv days from the date
hereof, to apply to the Mining* Recorder for
certificate of'improvements, .for the i<urpose of
obrniniup: a crown  jrrnnt of the above claim.
And further take notice that action under See.
37 must be commenced before the issuance of such
certiiicate of improvements.
Dated this 21st day of June, 1899.
Midnight nnd Centaur Mineral Cliiim.
Situate in the Slocan MiniiiK Division of West
Kootenav   District'. '     Where  located:  Ou
Four Mile creek, two miles from Silverton,
B.C.
■TAKE XOTICE That I. Charles E. Hope. Free
1    Miner's Certificate Xo. i!M2A, intend   sixty
davs  from   the   date  hereof   to   apiily  to the
Mining*  Recorder   for a certiiicate of improvements,  for ihe   purpose   of   obtaining   Crown
grants of the above claims. '
Ami further take notice that action under section 37 must he commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 1-ith day of June, 1S99.
Emily    Edith    Fraction,    Eagle,   Eagle
Ifractioit and Ironclad.Mineral Claims.
Situate in the Slocan 'Mi*nin<; Division of West
Kootenay District.      Where located: On
Four Mile creek, about two miles from Silverton, B.C.
■TAKE XOTICE that I, Charles E. Hope. F. M.
1    C. No. 7912A, intend, fiO days from the 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, under
section 37, must  be   commenced before the
issuance of such certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 14th day of June, 1899.
Eureka Xo. 3 Lot 2281,  Mineral Hill Lot 2285
Mineral Claims.
The
Nakusp,
Is a comfortable hotel for travellers
to stop at.
Mrs. McDougald.
11: li
»-^ I'd**? tn'
'-<■
Will rind the
Arlington J-lotel
a!ijiea?aAt''pTa;ce7to!,'st!op at when in" \
SI can City.
GETHIXG & HE'XDERSOX. •Projir'ietors.
Situated  in the Slocan Minim? Division   of
West Kootenay District.    Where located:
On north side of Sandon Creek, opposite SI—
can Star mine, one mile east of. Sandon, B. C.
TAKE XOTICE that   I, Robert  E.   Palmer.
L    agent for the War Eagle'Consolidated Mining  and   Development Co.,  Ltd,  free miner's
Cert. Xo. 13171a, intend, sixty days from the 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 under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements!
Dated this* 1st day of June, 1899.1
jnel. K.-E. PALMER.
>">
Headquarters for Mining and
Commercial Men.
TEETER BROS,
Slocari City:.; '-—^■•'•■-Proprietors.
Improved  connecting*   service  via.
Revelstoke or Crows Nest route
———to and trom——
Kootenay Country
First-Class Sleepers on all trains trom
Arrowhead and Kootenay, Ldg.
Tourist Cars pass Revelstoke daily
for St. Paul; Thursdays for Montreal & Boston;   Tuesdays &
Saturdays for Toronto.
NEW DENVER TO
Toronto, - 92 hrs Montreal, 96 hrs
New York, 108 hrs Winnipeg, 52 hrs
Vancouver, 23 hrs   Victoria,    38 hrs
CONNECTIONS
Revelstoke and main line points.
14:22k Dlv: lv—Denver C. Siding—ar: Dailv 12:02k
11:00k ex.'Suii: lv X.Denver Ldg": arex.'Sun.l5:20k
npt-SI.A.Nn, NELSON. AND CHOW'S JfEST LIME..  ,
15.20k ex. Sun: lv X.Denver Ldg: arex^Sun ll.OOk
Ascertain rates and full  information   by addressing nearest local agent or— p
G. B; GARRETT, Agent Xew Denver.
W. F. Anderson, Trav. Pass. Agt.,■Nelson..
E. J. Coyle, A.'G-.P. Agt., Vancouver.
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■ nl?.
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NELSON & PORT SHEPPARD CO.
RED MOUNTAIN RY CO.
The all rail and direct route
between   the  Kootenay
" ..District and..
All British Columbia Fonts.
Pacific Coast 'Point's   f   '
Puget Sound Points-
Eastern Canada and the*
United States.
Connects at; Spokane with
GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY
NORTHERN PACIFIC 'RAILWAX'
' 0:'R:'R;'& NAVIGATION CO.   '
Leaves Nelson 9:10 a.m.
Maps furnished, Tickets sold and information
given by local and connecting line Ticket agents
H. A. JACKSON, G*. P. & T; A., ,
Spokane, Wash
Eiandcn, B. C,
Assay Price List:
Gold. Silver, or Lead.each	
Gold, Silver and Lead, combined	
Gold and Silver	
Silver and Lead.
Corn 'er (liy Electrolysis)	
Gold. Silver. Copper and Lend	
Gold and Copper .v..    	
Silver and Copper	
Gold. Silver and Copper	
Platinum	
Mercury	
Iron or Manganese	
Lime, Magnesium. Barium. Silica, Sulphur, each	
Bismuth,Tin, Cobalt. Nickel, Antimony,
Zinc, and Arsenic, each	
Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter. Ash,
and percentage of Coke, if Coking
Coal) .' :.
Terms:
June _'0th. is<*5.
•?l.»0
3 1*1
2 (0
00
00
00
so
so
00
5 00
2 *
2 0<J
2 (i0
4 00
KOOTEIAY    RAILWAY
'    &• NAVIGATION-CO.
Operating Kaslo & Slocan Railway,.
International Navigation &
Trading  Company,
Cash With -lample.
FRANK DICK,
■Vssjiyei- ;tii(l  An'iliot
Furnishes accommodations
to the traveling" public
equal to any on Sloe n
Lake. Comfortable beds
and tasty meals. The best
brands of liquors and
ciffars on the market.
KASLO &'SLOCAN RAILWAY.
Schedule of Time.     Pacific Standard
—Time-
Passenger  train for Sandon    and
way stations leaves Kaslo at. 8:00 a
m. daily,   returning-,   leaves Sandon
at 1:15 p.   in.,   arriving: at Kaslo afc
3:55 p. ,m.
THOS. LAKE, Prop.
FEED J. SQUIRE
Nelson, B. C.
Merchant Tailor.
Full Line  of guitins'S'and
Trouserings aJwavs on hand.
J. E. Angrignon
The Leading
■airDresser
Bosun Block, New Denver, B.C.
PHOTOGRAPHERS
LOOK!
Cabinet Solio. -l.io. ao prepaid
Film Cartridges, six": ..T.'ic.
Other Su;ppiics. »uinc rates.
O. STR A I'M EARN,'
Knsl", B. C
f. l. christie; l.l.b.
BARRISTER,
SOLICITOR, Etc.
NOTARY PUBLIC.
Kvury Friday at Silverton. SANDON, H. C.
There are
many way
Of lifting the load of
trouble from the
shoulders of the
weary,     wayworn
traveller as he passes on his way. To
know just what to do and when to do it
has puzzled the minds of some of tlie
greatest hotel men of tlie age. We do
not claim any great superiority over
others, hut we have learned by close
attention to the requirements of our
patrons what best pleases them and adds
to the comforts and popularity of-our
house. Pioneers of the Slocan were our
patrons when the clouds of adversity
darkened the trails of every camp in
Kootenay. and they are
with us still now when
the suns of prosperity
shine  forth   in  splendor
________JACOBSON & OO.
] NTERNATION AL    NAVIGATION
& TRADING- CO.,   operating on
Kootenay Lake and River.
S.  S.  INTERXATIOXAL.
Leaves Kaslo for Nelson at 6:00 a.
in., daily except Sunday. Returning*
leaves Nelson at 4:30 p. m., calling-
at Balfour, Pilot Bav, Ainsworth and
all way points.
Connections with S. F. Si N. train
to and from .Spokane at Five. Mile*
Point: also with str. Alberta to and
from Bonner's Ferrv, Idaho.
s. s. .ALBERTA.
Leaves Nelson for Bonner's F. rry,
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
at 7 a. rii., connecting with steamer
International from Kaslo at Pilot Bay.
Retur.iing- leaves Bonner's Ferry at
/:00 a. m., Wednesdays, Fridays
and Sundays, connectmy with str.
International tor Kaslo, Lardo and
Argenta. Direct connections made at
Bonner's Ferry with Great Northern
Railway for all  points east and west.
LARDO-DUXCAX  DIVISION".
Steamer International leaves aslo
for Lardo and Argenta at 8:45 . m.
Wednesdays and Fridays. Steamer
Alberta leaves Kaslo fui* Lardo and
Arg-enta at 8 p.m. Sundays.
Steamers call at principal landings
in both directions, and at other points
when signalled.
Tickets .sol to-ill point • Ca ada
and the United Statas. <> ascertain
rates and full information,   address—
Rojjert Irvixo, Manag-er.
S. Campbell, Kaslo, B. C.
Freight and Ticket Agt..   Sandon.
ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS,
l'o and from European   points via Canadian
nnd Ainericiiti lines.     Apply   f"i- sniline* dates
rates, tiekets and   lull  information   lo  any C.
Ry at**ent or—
G. B. GARRETT,
C. 1'. R. Agent, Xew Denver.
WM. STITT, Sen. S. S. Agt., Winnipeg.
CTOR  CROISIERS. BEADS, St   An-
I themys Medals, Little Chaplet of St. Anthony and Cancelled Postage Stamps, write to
Apeney Bethlehem \postolic School, 153 Shaw
St., Montreal, Que. THE LEDG-E, NEW DENVER, B.C., AUGUST 17, 1899.  Sixth Year  BKFOKE    IT    IS   TOO    LATE.  Jf vou have a g*ray-haired mother  tn the old home far away.  Sit down and write the letter  You put off day by day.  Don't wait until her tired steps  Reach heaven's pearly gate---  But show her that you think of her  Before it is too late.  If you've a tender message  Or a loving word to say.  Don't wait till you forget it  But whisper it today.  Who knows what bitter memories  May haunt you it you wait?���  So make your loved ones happy  Before it is too late.  We.live but in the present,  The future is unknown���  Tomorrow is a mystery,  Today is all our own".  The chance that fortune lends to us  May vanish while we wait,  So spend your life's rich treasure  Before it is too late.  The tender words unspoken,  The letter never sent.  The long-forgotten messages  The wealth of love unspent.  For these some hearts are breaking,  For these some loved ones wait���  So show them that you care for them  Before it is too late.  --Ida Goldsmith Morris.  1XGKRSOL    OX     LIFE    AXI)    DEATH,  Life.���Bom of love and hope,  of ecstasy and pain, of agony and fear, of  tears and joy���dowered with tlie wealth  of two united hearts���held in happy  arms, with lips upon life's drifted font,  blue-veined   and  fair,   where   perfect  peace finds perfect   form���rocked by  willing feet   and   wooed   to   shadowy  shores of sleep by siren mother singing  soft  and low���looking  with wonder's  wide  and   startled   eyes  at  common  things of life and dav���taught by want  and wish and contact with the things  that touch the dimpled flesh of babes���  lured by light and flame and charmed  by color's wondrous robes���learning the  use of hands and feet, and by the love  of mimicry beguiled to utter speech-  releasing prisoned thoughts from crab;  "bed and curious marks on soile'l and  tattered  leaves ��� puzzling  the brain  with crooked numbers and their changing, tangled   worth���and  so through  years of alternating clay and night, until the captive grows familiar with the  chains and walls and limitations of life.  And time runs on in sun and shade,  until the one of all the world is wooed  aud won, and all the  lore of love is  taught and learned  again.    Again a  home is built with  the   fair chamber  wherein   faint  dreams  like cool   and  ���shadows-  vales,   divide  the   billowed  "hours of love.    Again  the  miracle of  birth���the pain and joy, the kiss of welcome and the cradle song* drowning the  drowsy prattle of a babe.  And then the sense of obligation and  of wrong���pity for those who toil and  weep���tears for the imprisoned and  despised���love for the generous dead,  and in the heart the rapture of a high  resolve.  And then  ambition with  its  lust of  pelf and place and power,  longing to  put upon its breast distinction's worthless badge.    Then keener thoughts of  men and eyes that see behind the smiling mask of craft���flattered no more by |  the obsequious cringe of gain and greed  ���knowing the uselessness of hoarded  gold���of honor bought from  those who  ���charge  the   usury  of   self-respect���of  power that only bends a coward's knee  and forces from the lips of fear the lies  of praise, knowing at last the unstudied  gestures of esteem, the reverent eyes  made rich  with   honest   thought and  holding high above all  other things-  high as   hope's  great   throbbing star  above the darkness of  the dead���the  ' love of wife and child and friend.  Then locks of gray, and growing love  ���of other days and half-remembered  things���holding the withered hands of  those who first held his, while over dim  and loving eyes death softly presses  ���down the lids of rest. And so, locking  in marriage vows his children's hands  and crossing others on the breasts of  peace, with daughters' babes upon his  knees, the white hair mingled with the  gold, he journeys on from day to day to  that horizon where the. dusk is waiting  for the night. At last���sitting by the  holy hearth of home as evening's embers change from red to gray, he falls  asleep within the arms of her lie worshipped and adored, feeling upon his  pallid lips love's last and holiest kiss.  life, no matter if its every hour is rich  with love and every moment jeweled  with a joy, will, at its close, become a  tragedy as sad and deep and dark as  can be woven of the warp and woof of  mystery and death.  This brave and tender man in every  storm of life was oak and rock, but in  the sunshine he was vine and flower.  He was the friend of all heroic souls.  He climbed the heights and left all superstitions far below, while on his forehead fell the g*olden dawning of the  grander day.  He loved the beautiful and was with  color, form and music touched to tears.  He sided with the weak, the poor, and  wronged, and lovingly gave alms.  With loyal heart and with the purest  hands he faithfully discharged all public trusts  He was a worshipper of liberty, a  friend of the oppressed. A thousand  times I have heard him quote these  words: "For justice all place a temple,  and all season summer." He believed  that happiness,was the only good, reason the only torch, humanity the only  religion and love the only priest. He  added to the sun of human joy; and  were everyone to whom he did some  loving service to bring a blossom to.his  grave, he would sleep tonight beneath  a wilderness of flowers.  Life is a narrow vale between the  cold and barren peaks of two eternities.  We strive in vain to look beyond the  heights. We cry aloud, and the only  answer is the echo of our wailing-cry.  From the voiceless lips of the unreply-  ing* dead here comes no word; but in  the night of death hope sees a star and  listening love can hear the echo of a  wing. ' .     ��� |  He who sleeps here, when dying,  mistaking the approach of death for the  return of health, whispered with his  latest breath, "I am better now." Let  us believe, in spite of doubts and dogmas, of fears and tears, that these dear  words are true of all the countless dead.  And now to you, who have been  chosen from among the many men he  loved, to do the last sad office for the  dead, we give his sacred dust.  Speech cannot contain pur love.  There was, there is, no gentler, manlier  man.  make me a special brand of iwo-dollar-  apiece cigars. I'd have a house with a  cupelow on it.  "And Mary, God bless her! I'd put  her in velvet. Poor girl; I hadn't seen  her in a year, knocking around as I  was in the hills. Now she should go to  breakfast in diamonds, and have a  piano in every room. We'd go back.  East and be swells���reg'lar howlers.  Rich? I owned the earth. 'Twas g*ood  I enjoyed myself while 1 could.  "Well, I got back to Denver pretty  hollow, and put up a nugget for the  stiffest gorge I'd eaten in most seven  years. Then like a fool, I hunted  'round for a partner. I'd staked my  claim���yes, sir!���but I .wanted to work  it reg'lar and do it on the grand. I may  as well stop my yarn right here. My  partner was a lawyer. I don't know  how it came around, but there were articles, leases, foreclusures, terms, interest, debentures and a. lot of other Latin,  and when I went to work my claim the  sheriff hoisted me along. Twan't mine.  1 used my gun. I hurt that lawyer  some. Then I had to skip. What with  rum and recklessness, I finally skipped  down here.  "A stranger owns the place now.  They tell me it's worth a million. If it  hadn't been for me Star Gulch would  never have been worked. Yet, I���I���  Excuse me for gabbing like this. Hey?  Want to shake hands?     That's queer.  This is the season  when it makes the  house very uncomfortable to do  much eooking. It  is also difficult to  get a good piece  of meat to cook.  to   meet a man.  A check?   For  But it. does me good  What's that thing for?  me?   What!    Fifty   thousand   dollars!  To take the cloud off the title to Star  Gulch?   You've*, got the claim and want  me for superintendent?  "Eee���vow! Pards, I've struck it  rich again! Say, mister, I thought it  was only foreigners that cried, but,  damn it, I can't help it. And Mary!  God forgive me! I shall see her again!"  Fresh canned meats  are always the best  in hot weather; less  troublesome and  more palatable. We  also have a choice  line of picnic goods.  Hunter Bros.  Wholesale and Retail Dealers in  Groceries, Dry Goods,  MEN'S FURNISHINGS, HARDWARE, CARPETS,  BOOTS & SHOES, TINWARE, LINOLEUMS.  HATS & GAPS, CROCKERY, WINDOW  SHADES, CLOTHING.  We carry the best lines that money can buy,   and,   buying in large quantities, save you the extra profit,  Sandon       Rossland        Greenwood       Grand Forks  In Footwear you will find the  best--especially in Ladies' and  Misses' jroods lor Summer wear  AT HOBEN'S  Mail orders.  New Denver, B. C.  . &  NELSON,  WHOLESALE  1  GROCERS  THE   GOLD    FINDER.  "Say,  backer,  Death��� Ingersoll's oration at tlie  grave of his brother: Dear Friends���I  am going tn do that which tiie dead oft  promised lie would do for me.  The loved and loving brother, husband, friend, died where man hood's  morning aimost touches noon, and while  the shadows still were falling toward  the west.  He had not passed on life's highway  the stone that marks the highest point;  but being weary for a moment, he lay  down by the wayside, and using his  burden for a billow, fell into that dreamless sleep that kisses down his eyelids  still. While yet in love with life and  raptured with the world he passed to  silence and pathetic dust.  Yet, after all, it may be best, just in  the happiest, sunniest hour of all the  voyage, while eager winds are blessing  every sail, to dash against the unseen  rock and in an instant hear the billows  roar above a sunken ship. For whether  in midsea or 'meiig the breakers of the  farther shore, a wreck at last must  mark the end of each an all. And every  boss, lend us your plug of to-  . will you? Thanks. Well, it  isn't lively here in the almshouse; still,  it's bed and board���the beds are mostly  boards���and [ s'pose its all we're worth.  If any fellow had told me twenty-two  years ago, come September, that I was  to finish here I'd either have laughed at  him for a fool or shot him for a lunatic.  If I'd had business sense or known law  it wouldn't have been so.  "It came about in this way: 'Twas  back in '69. The Cheyennes were just  quieted and 'twas safe to get around, so  I bought an outfit and lit out prospecting. There was no luck, and when the  peaks began to get kind of chilly I  turned back. I lost my burro in Jack  Gulch���that was what named it���and  all of my outfit but my gun, and Denver  was a hundred miles away. I got game  enough, but it was tough when I  touched the plains to find no water.  "I ain't a praying man, but that second day in the desert I just got clown  on my knees and beg'ged God to lead  me to a spring. The whole plain was  yellow with heat. The sun scorched.  There was no clouds. I? a breeze came  it was like flame. Then I hoofed along  again, kicking up the dust and stirring  the sagebrush. Nov.* and then a rattlesnake would coil and buzz or a coyote  jump along the way. They were my  only company,  "When the heat was at its worst I  saw green rushes down in anarroyo, as  1 thought it. That meant water. Pard  ���I mean boss���there ain't many mules  that can make better time than I made  down that there valley. 'Twas no ar-  royo; 'twas a wide gulch with a good,  broad stream in it. Oh, thunder, what  a drink! I've had whiskey, more or  less, at different times, that tasted good  and when I played in luck at Gabe's I  had champagne: but there never was  wine like that water.  "I dropped clown on the breast of  mother earth and took her milk like a  baby. It did me good to hear the  water a-ringing and a-laughing on the  stones. 'Twas g*ood to see something  move after the stillness of that eternal  plain. So when I'd drunk nearly  enough to drown I just sprawled out  and soaked my face and watched the  little waves go by. 1 hated to goon,  but it was a tidy way yet to a square-1  meal. So I bent out for one more drink  for keeps, when I spied something yellow at the bottom. I reached down  and got it. It was gold: a clean nugget  the size of a bean. I forgot Denver-  forgot grub���most likely I'd have forgotten my immortal soul if there'd been  cause I waded in and soon I found  another.    C-rnld!  "Boss, did you ever strike it? Did  you ever light on sudden wealth when  you were down to the last dime? Then  you can't know what it i:*. to see paradise opening right over your head.  You are the only man in the world that  knows it, and you are going to do the  world a good turn by getting that stuff  Sunday School Teacher: When you  repeat the Lord's Prayer you must mean  every word you say.  Doubting Davy: We don't have to  ask for "our daily bread." Our cellar's  chuck full of potatoea.  Pretty Teacher, intent on the lesson:  And vast swarms of flies descended on  the land, and came into the houses of  the Egyptians, and covered their clothing and their tables and all their food,  but (impressively) there were no flies on  the Children of Isreal.  Small Boy: Please, ma'am,there ain't  now, either.  Twitching  Eyelids  Indicate eyestrain  The slightest hint  of it should not be  neglected.  We test eyes free of  charge, and recommend glasses only  when absolutely necessary.    Eves test-  Agents for B. C. Sugar Refinerv and'Roval  City Planing Mills."  market Hotel,  NEW DENVER,   B. C.  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation lor the traveling public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  HENRY STEGE, -        -        - :. . -     "��� - '��� Proprietor.  ed night or day.  All work Guaranteed.  Have you heard of the lad in the Delhi  telegraph office at the great mutiny in  India? The native troops had-seized the  arsenal and were killing all the British  they could find. All the clerks in the  telegraph office had run away but this  boy. He called.up Lahore, then clicked  out this message: "Native troops in open  rebellion, murdering all Europeans; all  arms in their possession." That was his  last act; dark, cruel faces surged in and  he was cut down. When Colonel Edwards told this story he always added:  "That boy saved India."  "I would sooner starve than work as a  'scab'���I have suffered long enough���I  must either work or drown myself."  And Alexander Reder drowned himself  in Toronto Bay. He had been deceived;  he had been lured  into  a  strange  land  under false pi-etences; and the ruan who  was responsible for placing this unfortunate under these circumstances was  Timothy Eaton, the loud-mouthed  "christian" and white-slave driver of T.  Eaton ei Co.  Agent  for   the   famous Hamilton &  Hampden Watches.  Q..W. GRIMMETTY..  Jeweler aed Optldam,  Saedkra,  .P.A.ntinro��  General Drayman, Ice,  Wood  Hav  and Grain for Sale.  Filled.  9  Ice Houses  Total  5,211  SLOGAN    OKE    SHIPMENTS.  Total shipped July 1 to Dec. 81, 1898,  17,99-1 tons. January 1st, 1899, to  August 12:  Week  Payne   Last Cluiiioe   Sloean Star  ���  Sapi'liire   Coin        3  Ajax    Sovereign   Reco...   Ivanhoe   Treasure Vault   Trade Dollar   Liberty Hill   Madison   Wonderful   Idaho Mines     Queen Bess   wild Goose   Monitor   White water   Jackson   Bell   Wellington   Ancoine   Rambler   L>anlaiiWles   Great Western   B isiin   Marion   Ciipella   Fidelity.*   Vancouver   Wake-field   Emily Edith   C'lmst'ick   Noonday   110  :���"."(  Hi  i;; n :._���!���;.I*;:  Taiim'rai  45  '548  33  15  40  20  ISO  11!)  112  5!)  3  15  28  (360  1.401  15  26o  1.01'i  o'i-l  30  11  05  401  100  48  540  20  .8  3  320  580  (30  120  300  070  20  Livery and  Bait Stabiles,  <tS-*Saddle horses and pack train at Ten Mile.  t WADOS BROS I  $ PHOTOGRAPHERS <*  kLNCOUVER and NELSON,  B.C. *�����  Juicy  Beefsteaks  Tender Mutton, and Delicious Pork, always at  your command at the  New Denver Meat Market.  Fresh Fish  From the  Briney Deep,  Eggs & Butter  from the plains of West-  ���'��� ern Canada, and    '  SAUSAGES  from New Denver. ���  Shipments are made to  any part of the country.  If you are in need of  substantial nourishment  no not overlook this ad.  New Denver Meat Market  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  L  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Established 18U5.  E. M. SANDILANDS.  E B. Dunlop  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  Children's Hair Cutting* a Specially.  SLOCAN   CITY, - - B. C.  H. D. CURTIS,  Mines;   Real   Estate;   Insurance;  accountant.  Abstracts1 of Title Furnished,  SLOCAN CITY, B, C.  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAP WORTH,  Proprietors.  JOHN WILLIAMS  Dealer in  AMD  AND  IMPORTED  DOMESTIC CIGARS  TOBACCOES,  PIPES, &C.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confectionery and Fruit.  BATHS IN CONNECTION.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  SANDON. B.C.  Mining* Stocks bought and Sold.   General Agent  for Slocan Properties.        Promising   Prospects For Sale.   Pal ma  Angrignon  NEW DENVER  D  J. M. M.  Silverton.  BENEDUM,  ASSAYER.  R. A.S. MARSHALL.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  Graduate of American Colleg*eof Dental Surgery  Chicago  F.E. MORRISON, dds.  DENTIST  Crown. Plate and Bridge work.  Oflice. Broken Hill Blk.  Nelson.  Dealer in HAY, GRAIN,  ICE, WOOD, Etc  Livery and Feed Stables, General  Draying. Teams meet all boats and  Trains.  BRICK  FOR   SALE.  JOHN   GOETTSCHE,  NEW DENVER,  Total tons   *���.-*������  Ht.-iSJ  : The Condition of  Affairs  Does not affect tlie quality  (if the liquid tonics at the  IVANHOE HOTEL, in  Sandon. If you do not  think so call in and ask  the landlord   Dick Orando,  for further information.  Notice to th  I have the largest stock in B. C.  and examine tlie latest  Call  out.    Glory!   The blood snaps inside of j  me when I think of it!      I   was   rich��� ; ]���*<.  more   money    than    I     could   spend. ;  Horses, store feed, wine, silver-mounted !  guns���I'd have 'em all     I'd  "-et 'em to !  G. FAUQUIER.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp, B.C.  WILL SELL AND COMPETE WITH EASTERN PRICES.  OF  SIX   DIFFERENT   STYLES.  BELTS, BLOUSE SETS, BAGS, TURTLE COMBS  OSTRICH FANS,   LORQUETTE CHAINS,   BRACELETS,  SKIRT PINS AND ONE HUNDRED DIFFERENT VARIETIES JUST RECEIVED  FROM THE MANUFACTURERS-  Watch Repairing Qiiaaranteed  Seed by MaM or Express  JACOB DOVER,  Nelson, BX, 

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