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 ff/U^/^^1/^^  Volume VII.   No   11.  NEW DENVER, B. C, DECEMBER 14, 1899.  Price, $2 00 Year  SLOGAN GAMP NEWS 1  wtsmw&mx&mm as .!s*s %*3Ste?&3%%w!g8  LOCAL    CHIT-CHAT.  | John's personality was  as charming* as  ��� J liis other qualities are strong*, he -would  0. G. Dennis has been  heard from at i w*��� -n ;l wa]U,  Edmonton. T1)ft a p_ ���_ excul.sion to  the Boun  John M. Harris, of Sandon, is on a  visit to Cuba.  The hockey clubs of Kootenay will  organize a league.  The crosscut tunnel on the Rockland  is close into the vein.  Harry Wrig-ht has been gazetted as  mining recorder at Nelson.  On Monday a block of 10,800 Noonday  shares were sold at Nelson.  The Quadrille Ciub purpose holding*  a masquerade ball on Dec. 28.  Genelle & Co.'s sawmill, at Nakusp,  has shut down for the winter  Mr. and .Mrs. John Taylor celebrated  1 their china wedding last Friday.  A pack train load of supplies was sent  up'to the Capellagroup. Tuesday  George Petty and wife, Three Forks,  will spend the winter on the coast  Purser Macdonald, of the Sloean, has  g'one to Winnipeg to spend Christmas;  The finishing* touches are being put  on the Wakefield concentrator building-.  The outport of Bedling-ton is to be cut  ���off from Nelson and added to the port of  Kaslo '  Lumbar has arrived for the erection  of a new set of building-s at the Galena  Mines.  There is a deal on for the purchase of  the Exchequer group, at Nelson, for  ���81*25,000  Tom Collins,  of Nelson,  leaves  tins  week on a visit to the folks, away down  in Carolina  There is a miniature war on in Kaslo  between the hoodlums and the yellow  boys of China.  George B. McDonald was married to  Miss Lou Hammond at Sandon, on  Thursday last.  Rev. Mr. Duncan will conduct divine  service at the Presbyterian church next  Sunday morning.  Services in the Methodist church next  Sunday, morning and evening. Rev. A.  E. Roberts, pastor.  The electric street lamp put up by  the Miners' Union is of great benefit to  the general public.  Invitations are out for a big* dance to  "be g-iven at the Arlington hotel, Slocan  City, on Christmas day.  The Nelson Tribune is now booming-  Hewitt Bostock for a cabinet office in  the Dominion government.  G. B. Matthews, formerly of Three  Porks and Ymir, is now the proprietor  of a neat cigar store in Nelson.  The miners of Kootenay meet in convention at Rossland next Monday. The  local union will be represented.  Mails for the Boundary now leave  "Nelson each morning on the C P. R.  train, making close connections.  One hundred .years ago today George  Washington passed over the great divide that leads to the next formation.  Three new members were initiated  into the local Miners' Union Saturday  night,swelling the membership to about  70.  Joseph Brandon has gone east and  "will spend the winter in Guelph and  other cities, combining pleasure with  business.  Stephen  Bailey,  formerly owner of  the Payne, has purchased three lots in  .Seattle for $60,000,  and will build an  hotel to cost ��300,000.  Larry Doolan has resigned the chief  of policeship of Sandon, to accept a responsible position with the Kootenay  Railway & Navigation Co.  Rev. J. A. Cleland and family left  Sandon on Saturday for their new home  in Eugene, Ore. They,were the recipients of many handsome presents.  A man who can. do away with the-  mud in Nelson ckn have any gift in the  power of the people. It should be  somebody's plank in the next municipal  election.  It is said that John Houston will be-  .again in the mayor's race at Nelson,  if  dary country was a great success,about  200 g*uests being present from all parts  of the province. Grand Forks gave  them a big spread.  The wage trouble in the Slocan has  not yet been settled, but it is expected  that matters will be satisfactorily adjusted in a few days. The investiga-.  tion at Sandon by Mr. Clute has proven  that blunders have been made by both  sides.  Kaslo still lias energy. The Board of  Trade lias just issued an illustrated  pamphlet advertising their city, ^he  printing was done in the town and the  job cost many hundreds of dollars.  Other towns ought to follow Kaslo's example.  Mike Keeley, the veteran prospector,  has been spending* a few days in the  Slocan. Mike is one of the oldest pioneers in this country. When Bill Hall  and his party came in from Colviile to  stake the Silver King, Mike was hot on  their trail. Before Hall had finished  staking the King, he showed up, and  Hall threatened to bury Mike right on  the spot if he started staking that day.  As Mike was not looking for a premature demise, he waited until Bill had  got all the ground he wanted and then  he staked several adjoining claims,  while Bill and he smoked the pipe of  peace.  Ar-JKN    LABOK    COMMISSION.  Commissioner Clute, who arrived  in  the camp last  week  to  investigate the  grievances of the miners, lost no time  in getting down to   the business of  his  mission.   He  held sittings  at Sandon  throughout the week,  conducting   his  inquiries iu a  most  thorough and impartial   manner.   At   the   outset,   Mr.  Clute pointed  out  that the Dominion  Alien  Labor act  was   onh-   operative  against those  countries having similar  legislation   in   force  against   Canada.  Many witnesses  were sworn  on both  sides,  the fact being established that  aliens of American citizenship had been  imported by the owners to  work in  at  least one Slocan  mine.    Witnesses for  the mine owners, who testified in a perfectly candid and friendly spirit, stated  that there was room  in the mines for  2,000 to 3,000 miners.    This was corroborated by the union, thus endorsing the  despatch that had been sent by the lat  ter to Premier. Laurier asking, for the  enforcement of the alien law  Mr. Clute asked the same question of  the owners as did Hon. Mr. Cotton, at  Nelson, some months ago, relative to  the amount of work the men could do  under the Eight Hour law and the general operations of the act. He received  the same answer, that the law had not  ISOIJNDAUY, HIN'KS.  Three shifts are being employed on  the Volcanic and Earthquake.  In the Golden Eagle, at the 80 foot  level, the drift is in a bis* body of rich  ore.  The Pathfinder and Diamond Hitch  never looked better than at the present  time.  A 40hor.se power boiler, hoist and  pump has been installed at the Boston  & Butte.  The south drift on the Morrison is in  130 feet, with ore all the way. It will  be continued about 300 feet more.  Phil Aspinwall, superintendent of the  Boston & Butte, has gone to Deadwood  camp to start work on the Standard.  A. B. Claybon, of Rossland, is pushing work on the Strawberry and Orphan  Boy. In the former the ore averages  $1.2  Six men are employed in the Mountain View. The property was recently  bonded for 825,000, on a ninety day  option.  In the Enterprise and Anchor 12 men  are employed. D.D.Mann and Win.  Mackenzie are the owners. A 70 foot  shaft has been sunk.  The Yankee Boy and Girl -are making another test shipment of ore to the  Trail smelter. The last shipment came  up to expectations.  The shaft on the Sailor ;is down 80  feet. In crosscutting at the 75 foot level  four veins of quartz were cut, with  fedge matter 15 feet between the walls.  The Waterloo is iooking well. Work  ofsinkimr another 100 feet to the 200  foot level will be commenced at once.  The live stamp mill is running night  .-nnl day.  A wagon road to the Bonanza has  just been completed, about five miles  beyond the Little Bertha. A hoist and  steam pump is to be installed and sinking resumed.  Work is being resumed on the Little  Bertha. Therein a three foot vein on  the property, giving assays as high as  SI00 in gold and a little silver. A 40  foot vein has been driven on the lead.  in excess of 1500 tons, with 1.2,000 tons  in sight in the mine. The main shaft  is to be sunk another 100 feet, and a  four-drill compressor installed. A dry  crusher and a cyanide mill, with a capacity of 50 tons per day, will be in  operation early in the spring.  MINK    OWNJSRS    MEET.  been tried, though the witnesses believed the same amount of work could  not be done as under the old order of  things. The union men, however, contended to the contrary.  The membership of the various unions, as submitted to the commissioner,  is as follows: Sandon 520, Whitewater  110, Silverton 130, New Denver 50, Slo  can City IS, Nelson 240, Ymir 125,  Rossland 1400, Phoenix 1R0, Greenwood  70, Camp McKinney 30. Sandon membership showed 65 per cent British subjects and Whitewater 75 per cent.  OFFICIAL    COXFJSKJSNCK.  Last  Wednesday  evening- an official j  conference took   place at Sandon   be-j  tween Messrs. Hand, Wright aud Rain- j  melmeyer,representing the Silver-Lead  Mines Association, and  Messrs. Smith,  Davidson and Hagler,  of the Sandon  Miners' Union;  Findley,  of Silverton,  and   McDonald,  of Whitewater.     The  Association offered the men full union  wages to all hands except hand drillers,  to whom' they. tendered-'.*33.25.   This offer was taken under advisement by the  Union, representatives, who promised a  reply on  Monday.   No definite reply,  however, was issued, as the Union asked for ;a,little longer  time in which to  consider the proposal.  ���    -.������,  A crosscut tunnel, at a depth opfifty  feet below the railway, is being run on  the Silver Knot, at Fisherman creek.  The ledge on the surface is 15 feet in  width. It has yielded some high assays  in copper.  At the Oro Denoro, in Summit camp,  a crosscut from the 200 fool level has-  been extended 180 feet. For 70 feet of  this distance it runs along an ore'body  The working will be continued to the  surface on the hill where the railroad  graders unearthed a rich ledge.  Two new 154 ton ore bins are being  erected at the B. C, in Summit camp.  With the sinking of the main working  shaft an additional 100 feet, and the installation of a new plant, including a  new 40 drill compressor, it is calculated  thatthe mine will be able to ship 400  tons a day. About 200 miners will be  employed. Ore sorters have been already engaged.  The main shaft on the Josie, in Summit camp, is now down 112 feet. At  the 100 foot level a drift 04 feet long has  been run on No. 1. The ledge is from  two to four feet in width, A wagon  road is being built to tlie property and  when completed a test shipment of several carloads of ore will be made. A  railroad spur is also to be built into the  mine so soon as the position of the main  shaft is located.  The main  working shaft of the Winnipeg is  down SO feet.    It  is expected  that the ledge will  be struck at the 150  foot level.    A crosscut will be run from  the 100  foot  level.    A 30  horse; power  boiler and hoist have just been ordered.  A plant is to be installed so soon as the!  development opens up enough  ore to I  supply  a 10 stamp mill. Although high j  assays have been obtained, the average'  values of  the. ore is about  Slo to the i  i  ton.  In the Jewel,in the Lone* Lake camp,  there are over 1600 feet of underground  workings. The ore chute is being  opened up at a depth of 230 feet, and at  the various levels it is four to five feet  in widtii. Itaveiiages about 813 to the  ton in gold,-but assays as high as $100  are frequent.    The ore on  the dump is  Y-A most representative gathering 0f  the mine owners and representatives of  the mining districts in the Kootenavs  and East Yale, was held in Rossland on  .Saturday evening. The following* were  piesent:���  Rossland���Major Collins, B. A.C.  Rossland���J. B. Hastings,War Eagle.  Nelson���H.  E.   Croasdaile, the Hall  Mines  Nelson and Slocan���J. Roderick Robertson, L.& B.C. Goldfields.  Phoenix���Frank   Robins,   Dominion  Copper Company.  Slocan���C. H. Hand, Payne.  Slocan���G. W. Hhghes, Idaho.  Slocan���A. W. Wright, Ajax.  Slocan���B. J. Perry, Noble Five.  Rossland���S. L. Long, Canadian Pacific Express Co.  Nelson��� R. W  Brig-stocks, Fern.  Slocan��� W. W. Fallows, Slocan Sovereign Mines Co.  New Denver���G. H. Aylard, Finch &  Campbell.  Rossland���A. Dick, Canadian & B. C.  Syndicate.  Nelson and Slocan���T. J. Duncan,  Duncan Mines, Ltd.  Silverton���E. Rammelmeyer, Emily  Edith.  Nelson���J. J. Campbell, Hall Mines  smelter.  Ymir���S. S. Fowler, Ymir.  Greenwood���T. M. Daly, Brandon &  Golden Crown.  Rossland���VV Y Williams, the Big  Three.  Rossland���A. L. Becker, Deer  Park.  Greenwood���W. Y. Williams, Ironsides Mining Co., Knob Hill Mining* Co.  and the Granby Smelting Co.  Matters of great importance pertaining* to the mining industry of British  Columbia were discussed and action  thereon authorized. The meeting was  the largest representation of capital  ever held in the province.  SLOGAN  CITV   NKffS  IN  BKIKF.  xn&m&aiMs? as as as s-sassfsssssss  BIG MINING DEAL S  v. -O  W. G. McGregor left  Monday for the  Atlantic coast, on a business trip.  J. C. Shook and wife left on Monday,  via the Crow's Nest Pass, for Toronto,  to spend Xmas. They expect to return  in a few weeks.  Part of the apparatus 'for the athletic  and gun club has arrived, and the balance is expected this week. The club  room will soon be in full swing.  J. M. Williams returned to town on  Saturday and went up to the Chapleau.  The company propose erecting a concentrator on the property shortly. This  camp on the first north fork of Lemon  creek is becoming quite a busy one.  The Skylark & Ranger, Violet, Kilo,  Chapleau, Carneromaii, etc., are all in  the same neighborhood, and before the  spring there will be quite an army of  miners working on these properties.  XO    KING    BOOZERiNO.  Ernest Mansfield acquired last week,  from Mrs. Jennie E. Harris, of Kaslo,  fifteen claims in the White Grouse  mountain and Goat river districts. The  price is S125,000, but the terms of payment have not been made known. Mr.  Mansfield will work the properties extensively just as soon as men and supplies can be taken in, which will not be  before next spring: The district is in  need of trails and roads, and it is to be  hoped that the government will provide  the same and help out that section.  Two of the groups are. on White  Grouse mountain, and consist of the  Gold Bank. Silver Queen, Harris, Yukon, Bostock, Jennie E, Northern Star,  Josie Fraction, Marguerite, and others.  The third group is on the new trail up  Goat River, and consists of the Maple  Leaf, Rosene and Phoenician Fraction.  The ores carry gold, silver and copper. On the Gold Bank there is a lead  four feet wide, carrying zinc and galena. From samples taken in course of  development the following assays have  been obtained: Gold, .��20; copper, from  13.5 to 31.5 per cent.; silver, 18 to 80 oz.  The galena vein averages 44.per cent,  lead and 18 oz. silver.  All of these propertied can be worked  by deep tunnels. The ore can be mined by driving tunnels on the veins. In  some places 1700 feet in depth can be  obtained. The leads are from seven to  20 feet between walls, and some of them  have been traced across six locations,  showing pay ore in every opening.  Mann & Mackenzie, the well known  railway men, are interested in claims  near by, and it is said that a railway  spur will tap the region before very  long. The country formation trends  north and south, while the veins have  a northwest and southeast strike, thus  cutting the formation and proving them  to be true fissures  Mr. Mansfield,who represents French  and English capital, has been very active in the Slocan recently. He has  forged rig-lit ahead this year, pays his  men S3.50 for eight hours, and is well  liked by all who do business with him.  He is just the kind of a man to make  millions in a country like this, and  everyone wishes him success in his  latest venture. He will no doubt be  the means of opening up a new district,  that has lagged behind for the lack of  capital and transportation.  Mrs. Harris is to be commended for  the able manner in which she has secured the aid of capital for the development of th,e White Grouse mountain district, and her labors will be a benefit to  the entire section. For years, she'' has  been ifiWekted in that district, and'although' hampered by ill health and lack  of money, she has never lost hope, but  has surmounted difficulties that would  swamp most women. Her indomitable  courage and perseverance have at last  been rewarded; and a wide circle of  friends are pleased to learn of her success.  oral claims. To dispose of the claim,  negotiations were opened by Samuel  W. Ray to purchase the Callanan interest, and eventually Callanan agreed to  sell for' S'18'500. He afterwards refused  to carry out the agreement of sale, and  accordingly Mr: Justice Irving was applied to for an order vesting the title to'  the property in the plaintiff Ray. This  was granted with costs. This order removes the cloud from the Molly Gibson  title and will doubtless g*ive a stimulus  to the present owners in the development of the property.  KAMliI,J��K-CAKIBOO    DIVIDKNDS.  The Rambler-Cariboo company has  paid the December dividend, and declared another of like amount, one cent  a share. Cheques for the December  payment have been received by the  various stockholders, and with the  checks a notice of payment of a similar  dividend on Jan. 1, 1900. The amount  is $10,500, the amount of the stock issued being* 1,050,000 shares out of a capitalization of 1,250,000 shares. The January payment will bring the total of the  Rambler-Cariboo dividends up to $71,-  000, the mine having paid $50,000 in its  earlier days.  Beats Newspaper Work.  Moyie Leader : It sometimes happens  that journalism is the stepping atone to  greater things. Such is the case with  J. C. Drewry. Not many years ago he  was a reporter on ,a daily paper in Toronto. In the capacity of traveling correspondent he drifted to Rossland and  secured interests in some of the leading  properties in the camp. Stocks went  skyward and Drewry found himself rich.  Seven months ago he came to Movie and  secured mining property. Last week his  syndicate amalgamated with the owners  ol" the St. Eugene and the company was  capitalized for ^3,500,000. It is now said  that Drewry's interest in this company  alone are easily worth $500,000.  SLOCAN    ORE    SHIHMEXTS.  Hosslaiul Orn Shipments.  Murderer, thief,   ravisher, stealer of  men's brains,  Caterer to the gallows, feeder of the  jails,  Soaked iu the tears of widows,mothers  and orphans,  Defying God and defacing his handiwork,  Daubing blood on the face of humanity,  Smearing crime on  the garments of  society,  Barring the way to Heaven,  Paving the way to Hell.  Curse you! Curse them that make  you!  Curse them in power who allow you  to exist!  Fragment of Hell, hurled into the  nineteenth century,  How I'hate you!���  How I love you!  ���-Republic Record.  A life that is only a conglomeration  of trifies is a poor thing to look back  upon.  The finest pineapples in the Slocan  are at Williams'.  The fact that the output of ore for the  past week from Rossland mines exceeded 5,800 tons, should demonstrate  clearly that the camp is progressing  favorably, Tliis is the second largest  shipment for any one week ever made  by the mines, the banner week berny  that ending Nov. 9th, when 6 10 ' tons  were sent out The shipments for tin-  week were: Le Roi 2500. War Eagle  1920, Iron Mask 150, Centre Star 1110.  Monte Christo 100, making a total of j  5840 tons. So far this year the ship-1  ments have been 170,248 tons j  Total shipped July 1 to Dec. 31, 1898,  17,994 tons. Jamiarv 1st, 1899, to  Dec. 2:  Week     Total  Payne..  5,437  Last Chance    2,245  Slociin Star  548  Sapphire  33  Coin  is  Ajax   40  Sovereign  20  Reco    180  Ivanhoe  119  Treasure Vault  lis;  Red Fox  14  Trade Dollar :  50  Liberty Hill  s  -Madison  15,  Wonderful  28  American Boy '.  41  Noble  Five  40'  Idaho Mines  840,  Queen BesB..  1,441  wild Goose .'  15,  Monitor  260  Whitewater.:..  2,343.  Jackson  849  Hillside  1  Bell  65  Wellington  11'  Antoine.  650  Rambler'.  5S1'  Native Silver Bell  48  Dardanelles  100'  Great Western   48 ���  B sun  580  Marion  20  Cupel* a,  s  .Mollie Hiurties  30  Fidelity.  8  Vancouver  320  Wakefield  580  Kmily Edith  00  ("'linstock  120  Noonday  570  Knterpr.se  710  Tauvir-K*      2d  Rlack Prince  35  Chapleuu  15  Total tons   TK11PTED,  ia.261'  Molly Gibson  Title.  The long- standi no- dispute as to the  title to the Molly Gibson ��*mup of  claims, at the head of Kokanee creek,  has, says the Tribune, been settled by  an order of Mr. Justice Irving, vestin,"-  the titl?. to the property in the name of  Samuel XV. May. When the Molly Gibson o-i-oup was purchased some months  ajj-o by liufus Pope and his associates,  an adverse action was started-by Win.  N. Callanan, as the owner .of the Nashville, Charleston and Westminster inin-  Yes, I know what yon say;  Since it cannot be soul to soul,  Be it flesh to Hush as it may;  But is Earth the whole?  "Shall a man betniv the Past  For all Earth gives?"  "Hut the Past is dead!"    At last,  It is all that lives.  Which were the nobler goal���  To snatch at the moment's bliss,  Or to swear 1 will keep my soul  Clean for her kiss?  ���Edward Rowland Hill.  The children ahvays enjoy Xmas.  Just now their youthful minds are filled  with dreams of toothsome delicacies. It  is no dream -iu Williams' store. The  toothsome delicacies are therein reality  and can.be.!procured for an ordinary'  amount of current coin. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., DECEMBER 14,  1899.  Seventh Yeah  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION" RATES:  Three months ���..  Six  Twelve  "   Thkee years   .*? .75  . 1.25  . 2.00  .  5.00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  C jrrespondenee from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. iVr-ite on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something frood  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rp.sr.  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 HURSDAY, DECEMBER 11. 1899.  SOKAl-J FKOM  THK.JiDITOK'S DKSK.  Coats of arms became hereditary in  English families about 1192. No  remedy for their extermination has  been discovered up to date.  werp, Belgium, and Manchester,  Eng. Up to the present time the  Lucky Jim mine has shipped the  greatest quantity of zinc ore; it is, in  During the night one of them walked  30 miles to Colviile and informed the  customs officer. Next day when  Topping got on the train at Marcus  the officer made him open the valises  at not  fact, the only  regular shipper of this  character of ore.     Its shipments for land was much disappointed  October amounted to 1,389,410 gross j finding the dope.  pounds,   valued at   $26,122.     Other      Those   valises   contained   samples  properties have made small shipments of zinc ore, with very satisfactory returns.  The Canadian banks are asking  the government to be allowed to increase their paper-money issue, basing their petition on the grounds of a  pressing need of more money in circulation to carry on the business of  the country. If, instead of allowing  the issue of a greater volume of paper  money, the governmerr- would establish a mint in Canada, and supplv the  country with ���'good gold and silver  coins stamped with the Canadian  beaver, it would be more like business. Paper money at best is a makeshift currency; it can never be made  anything else.  from the Le Roi,   and the assaying of  them   in   Spokane  was the starting  I point   in   the   development   of   that  great property.  iiilrtiti ^TlliiTlri'lti'tllhi'**iTM>i'T*-''^*gra,--*,��-^-��^'  omtreal  Established  1817.  Capital fall paid up) $.12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    : 1,102,792.72  HEAU    OFFICE,    MONTREAL.  Rt. Hon.  Heath of Maurice Bucke.  Word has been  received at Kaslo to  the effect that  Maurice A. Bucke had  been killed in a runaway accident at  Jardine, Montana. Deceased had been  in the Slocan for a number of years and  was a promising mining engineer.  At Wardbury in Norway it is all  day between May 21 and July 22,  and during that period it is impossible j far distanfc when tJ)e slocan will out  Just now the neighboring camps  ot Kootenay are treating the Slocan  like Cinderella.    But the clay ie; not  for a man to stay out all night.  In England it is an offense to walk  on a railway track, punishable by a  severe fine. In America a man is  often fined if he does  not hit the ties,  The Prince of Wales recently lost  his parrot Dicky. It was 125 years  old at the time of death, and passed  away without disturbing the equilibrium ot Europe.  The swan sometimes lives to be 300  years old. This is a great age, but  we have eaten spring chickens in  Rossland that were still more ancient  when they met the hatchet.  j strip them all. It the business men  of Nelson want to be in the swim a  few months later they would do well  to watch carefully the needs of this  camp now. The Slocan is not asking j  odds ol any one, but it is daily puiting j  on the list the names ol those who j  have been its friends in the unequal j  struggle it has borne for the benefit!  of the whole Province, and when it is j  over those friends will be remem- [  bered in our prosperity. j  Lord Stratiicona a.id Mount Rofal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drdmmond, Vice President,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain   and  the United States.  New Denver branch  E. PITT, Manager  '-w*��wwtzrvBavxi >>zz&-vx^i*M'maarKBr*iriLJ3tom&>T^~<sr  interest one  W. A. Carlyle has gone to Spain to  superintend ��� the 14,000 Dons, who  work in the Rio Tin to mine, at an  annual salary of $25,000. This is  what a man gets for being a Canadian,  and: knowing something about  mining.  The first standing army was organized in Prance by Charley the  Seventh, 454 years ago. The first  army composed of one private and the  balance officers was the Union army  in the United States during the shooting season between the North and  South, '61 to '65.  The craze of sinking money in  questionable mining operations in  untested fields and untried veins goes  merrily on. Capital is ever ready  to bite at anything that glitters in  green fields far away, it seems, while  in the Slocan it demands that $1000  worth of ore shall be in sight for  every dollar to be invested. The  Slocan can stand it if capital can.  In spite of the fact that none of the  big shippers were sending out ore in  the month of October, the value of  the ore. shipments from the Slocan  that month was in the neighborhood  of $80,000. When operations are resumed and such mines as the Payne,  Enterprise, Queen Bess, Idaho, Slocan  Star, Emily Edith, Wakefield and  Bosun add their shipments to the list  the output will be such as to make  the head swim.  A    .STORY   OF   KED    PADDY  Several men who went with the  Canadian contingent to South Africa  left their families in destitute circumstances. Men who will desert their  own for the sake of fightinr- in a foreign country when it is not compulsory must have considerable of the  cur in their composition. They do  not belong to the class of men who. do  brave deeds, A really brave man  would never leave h-s loved ones in  want in order that he might satisfy  his desire for blood and -idventure.  Red Paddy is known far and wide  in this country. He has hit many a  hard trail, and camped with many a  partner. Recently he brought out  from Kettle river some ol the finest  free gold specimens we have ever  seen. He also has a dog called Rags,  but it is not about Rags or Paddy's  recent exploits that we are going to  write, but about the Little Dalles of  the long ago.  When     tenderfeet     were    scarce  around  these parts Paddy   used  to  help Dutch Pete run a frontier hotel  at the Dalles.    One night a horseman  routed him out of bed.     The  horseman was an  old  gentleman  on  his  way to look at an Ainsworth property.  Paddy   set  him out   a   meal.    The  tenderfoot  would  not use the  hotel  knife, fork and cup,  but took from  his grip silver articles of this kind.  Paddy looked on  and said nothing.  In the morning the  man  with  the  silver cutlery resumed  his journey.  He was lost somewhere about Robson  and it it had not been for Billy Perdue he would have starved to death.  When he finally got back to Dutch  Pete's Paddy noticed with much sat  isfaction that the silverware was kept  out of sight.  Along about this time, one night  Colonel Topping arrived with two  valises heavily laden with ore  samples. Hanging around the saloon  were two fellows on the lookout for  opium smugglers. Paddy, who is  fond ot a joke, in company with Cy  Townsend put up a job on these fellows and they became convinced that  Topping   had   opium  in  the   grips  To do so you will probably  need some new furniture.  Now is the time to get it���  new goods'to select from  ���handsome upholstered  goods���latest styles���all of  the best makes. For a  Xmas present you could  not do better than select a  parlor piece���Rocker���easy  chair���sofa���centre table���  anything of this nature.  Prices to suit���best selection  of  goods yet shown.  At the old stand.  Bolander   block.  C. G. BAKER,  New       Furniture Dealer and Repairer  T>enver'B        Undertake!* and  Einbalmer.  "VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the partly lici'ship heretofore existing under the lirni  name of Walker & Baker has been dissolved bv  mutual consent. O. G. Baker taking over the  stock and trade; 10 whom all accounts are payable. C G. BAKER.  H.M.WALKER.  Xew Denver, B. G-. Dee. 1.18!)!).  Imported  Goo Is of rough  texture  are Popular  season.  J. & R. D. CAMERON,  Tailors.  Sandon.  City Employment Off ice'  12 Stevens St., s,,��ka  ane, Wash.  .Telephone,' Front 211.     ;  Send us your orders for help.  E.   M.   B KINDLE  wii-hes all his  customers and  Mends a Merry  Christmas and  H ap py NeAv  Yea r.  At this time of the year \v*3 are all  more, or less on the look out for the best  place to purchase our winter wear.  Some are more fanciful than others and  want the very best qualities. For our  part we always advocate that the best  is the cheapest in the end���especialIv  so with Underwear���but be this as it  may, we can suit the most fastidious.  Ladies' fine Woollen  Underwear,'per suit'$1.60'..  Gents'fine Woollen Underwear,  Ribbed and plain, all sizes. (Ii"fl     K/~k     ffiO     iSO    K /~k    ior  ������per suit iS' frl.OU,   frj,   4-Z.50,  fc5  Gloves and Mitts, both Ladies' and  Gents', in any quality and price, from  the wool at 25c, to the Mocha with silk  linine* at S2.25.  L-idies' and Gents' Cashmere and  Woolen Hose, 35c', 40c, 50c, 60c a pair  Men's .heavy weight Black Mac  kinaw Suits, $7.50���splendid value.  Men's a nd Boys' Woollen Sweaters,  Red, Black, Hether, Green.  '"Rubbers and Manitobas, in sizes  for Men, Women and Children.  Lumberman's 2-buckle*- Blizzard  ard Yukon lace���also Hip and Knee  Boots. .  F.  W. JORDAN �� CO., Nakusp  >��� t3  >���'  JZ ,o  S �� W  3 ^3  O  o  o  ��  C  p  "When 1 was in Rossland in '93,"  remarked Mr. Da vies to the Toronto  Telegram, "there were three houses  and 2(i saloons." It beats creation  how much some people know. There  was no Rossland in '93. We counted  in.Rossland in the fall of '9-1 three hotels, no saloon, ancl about 30 log-  houses. We also wanted to start a  paper there at that time, but the entire town could only dig up $40 a  month. We walked down "he hill  and lost a million bv our haste.  Prospectors,  a  si  e  a  a  ts  P  5  o  ���fee  Cannot be beat tor the money; it is as good bought in New Denver as in New- York: there  is no difference. The best is not too good for a "Xmas present to your husband, or from  friend to friend.       We have just received a large lot of this winter's styles.      See them.  The Stetson is the best in the Hat line; .we carry also the best in all other lines. See the  pretty Hoods and Wraps we are offering for the Children; nothing nicer. In Toys we  have everything to please the little ones, and they are going very cheap. Toilet Sets,  Traveling, Neck-Tie, Collar and Cuff cases; Tea Sets, Glass Sets, China Sets*; Decorated  China Cups and Saucers; Souvenir Spoons, White Glass Vases, Water Sets; Fancy Lamps.  Denver.  *,  ft  a  ?0             CD  a  *-** "  O  - **-* -?T  77 a   ft  3  , Ora  3t in.  3 the  o      *��  fD  ��� z.        ft  ���     u   B  oj  ro -  CD  o . .  2  K  ^  ��3?  ��&  j>5   a  3  tes,  Bar  s ha  *PdBBw  <i=i   n   ft  '<    W    ?  o  .^r     >  ���3*?  ���   i 2   *=!  trf-  a  rn  05  ft   *   r,  to  For information address-  It used to be said that there was  only one drawback to the silver-lead  mines of the Slocan, that being the  great quantity of zinc that was found  with the galena ore. Zinc was then  thrown aside as worthless and even  experts frequently reported unfavorably on properties where there was  much zinc showing. Not so today.  The presence of zinc with galena ore  is now looked upon with favor, and  is almost as profitable to mine as the  galena itself.    It is shipped  toAnt-  T  Young men, become your own  assayers. Three months will  teach yon assaying for gold,  silver and copper. Live and  learn how, cheaper than you now  live   Columbia College,  Board and Instruction in assaying  .. . all for.. ..  ONLY $26.00 PER MONTH  Write to the principal ���  REV. W. J. S1PPRELL, B.A.B.D.  New Westminster.  All itlassL* uf lijiirniiifr may  be  had in this tin*  mlv cnllcK'- f'f Its ki'i'l i" tho west.  ASLO MOTEL  Pamily & Commercial.  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern j Mrs. McDougald.  convenience.   Special protection against fire.  Rates $2.50 j t  and $3 per day. j        NOTARY PUBLIC.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,     ���  l^LOOoillUIlXL <&> Co  SLOCAN CITY,. B. C.  1  THE ^T^-AY_C1TY AND. jjjS^i'-|gj_-B IJ  POINT FOR THE BOUNDARY COUNTRY.  Grand opportunity for investments in Real  Estate, Fruit and Vegetable Farms, etc.  SMITH.  Heavy and Shelf Hardware.        Jessop's and Canton Drill  Steel.       Stoves/Tin and Granite Wars.  .We are handling' all kinds of  Blasting-. Mining and Sporting Powders.    Also Blacksmith's  Coal.    Lumber. Sash and Doors.  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  H;is;uii;ilc. aci'Miinii'.iliili'Hi* li.r ;: l;ira:u iriitilirr uf |i('<i;ilu.      Tin: ������(joins art-htryj  nud niry, :ui<!   ill1.1   Dining   Korini   i-. pivivuli'd   with every'hiiif?   in Ihe m.-irkci  Sample Room.- t'cii- (/oiniik'.ri-i.il Tr;ivi'l<.iv.  1-. ;i uomfortalile hotel for trsivcilers  to stop ilt.  17  G. FAUQUIER.  Proprietor*.  Nakusp. B.C  Will lind thf  Arlington Hotel  a pleasant plate to stop at when in  Slocan City.  GETHING & HENDERSON. Proprietors.  F. L. CHRISTIE, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  SOLICITOR,. Etc.  NOTARY PUBLIC,  Every Friday at Silverton. SANDON, B. O  John Buckley, Prop.  NEW DENVER,   B. C.  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation ior the traveling public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  HENRY STEGE, - - -  "    -     "^ Proprietor. Seventh Year.  'V  I\HE LEDttE, NEW DENVER, B.C., DECEMBER 14  1899.  HOW   SHE   LOST   HEB    LOVEK.  'Twas a summer ago  when he left me  here,  A summer of smiles with never a tear,  Till I said to him with a sob, my dear,  Good-bye, ray lover, good-bye !  Fori loved him, oh, as the stars love  night!  Arid my cheeks for him flashed red and  white  When he first called me his heart's delight;     ,  Good-bye, my lover, good-bye!  The touch of his hand was a thing-divine,  As he sat with me in the soft moonshine  And drank  of my love as men drink  wine;  Good-bye, my lover, good-bye!  And never a night as 1 knelt in prayer,  In a gown as white as our'own souls  were, ,  But in  fancy he came and kissed  me j  there; I  Good-bye, my lover, good-bye !  But now, 0 God ! what an empty place  My whole heart is!   Qt the old embrace  And   the   kiss I loved there is not a  trace;  Good-bye, my lover, good-bye !  He sailed not over the stormy sea,  And he went not down in the waves,  not he;  But oh, he is lost, for he married me;  Good-bye, my lover, good-bye !  ���James Whitcomb Riley.  PASSING   NOTES    OF   INTEREST.  It is stated that there are over 2,000  motorcars in use in Paris. One can  learn from this how popular motors are  with Frenchmen.  The Prince of Wales has warned his  brother Freemasons not to make themselves cheap by wearing the Masonic  regalia on ordinary occasions.  The number of pills consumed in  Great Britain in twelve months is said  to reach the enormous total of 2,000,000,-  000.  The Duke of Fife derives much of his  wealth from banking, for he ia the principal partner in Scott's Bank, in which  Lord Farquhar is also interested.    ,  The oldest creature now living in the  world belongs to Walter Rothschild. It  is a giant tortoise, weighing a quarter  of a ton, and it has a known life of 150  years  A Missouri man has gone into the  business of raising- tame quail. The  birds, he claims, are more eas'ly raised  than chickens and far more profitable.  Since the war of 1894, the Chinese  population of Shanghai has grown from  400,000 to 700,000. The attraction lies  in the many new industrial establishments.  The railway through the Holy Land  is to be proceeded with energetically,  and in less than twelve months "change  here for .Jordan'* will be a familiar cry  in the land.  The total   value  of the gifts at'a recent New York  wedding amounted  to  over two million  dollars,   representing j  an income  of over  oue hundred thousand dollars a year.  Tlie largest building stones are those  used in the cyclopean walls of Baalbec,  in Svria. Some of these measure 03  feet in length by 21' in breadth, and are  of unknown depth  A summer resort, established HO years  ago on temperance and religious principles, has today as large a net'income  as any other hotel in the United States  A young man aged nineteen is said to  have invented an electrical smokeless  gun, and has refused to take ��75,000  offered him for the patent, by the British admiralty.  ft; is known that about 90 species of  fish inhabit the Nile, but it is believed  that many more will be discovered by a  scientific expedition which is about to  make an investigation.  The Bank of England destroys about  850.000 of its notes every  week to replace them  with  freshly  printed ones  < Mie evening* in each week is set apart  f'tr the making of the bonfire.  "Because when I dropped him on the  floor this morning* he didn't bounce a  bit.   He cried."  ��  "Can you cripple her, Jones, or are  all the guns worthless?"  "Most of 'em are, sir, 'an the others  ain't no match fora brig's heavy guns."  "Then, if we can't run away, and  can't fight her, we'll let them take her  as a prize. Maybe they can run her  into port better'n we can."  "Did I understand you to say that  we'd surrender, sir?" asked the mate,  with a surprised inflection  in his voice.  "Surrender?" thundered Capt.Clarke.  "Have you ever known me to surrender, Mr. Wright? I gracefully yield,but  never surrender."  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  **gypl" Mineral Claim.  Xo Kejjard for tlie Chm-cli.  A man at  Horton. Kan., four years  ago, subscribed 8100 towards the relief  of a church.    He iwas unable to pay.  The church -obtained judgment, and the  other day sold the subscriber's house to  satisfy the debt.   There is one Kansas!  man who  has  lost  his regard for the]  church as an institution. j  When looking for holiday confectionery, call early at Williams' and avdid  the rush.  Situate in tlie Sl.ie.au Mining Division oi* West  Kootenay District. Where located: East of  Mountain Chief. Carpenter Cieek.  TAKE NOTICE That I,' George H. Aylard.  agent for John A. Finch, Free Miners'Certificate Xo. 21761 A, intend, sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply'to the Mining- Kecorder for  a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.  Aud further take notice that action under sec.37  must be commenced before the issuance of such  Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 301 h day of November, 18M.  30-11 " G. H. AVLARD.  Heber    Fraction    Mineral    Claim.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Fairy, Chetopa   ajul   Opatunka Mineral  Claims.  Situate in the 'Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay district. Whee located: Adjoining the Democrat, Twin Lakes Basin.  *TAKE   NOTICE,  That I, Herbert T   Twigg,  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Summit Mineral Claim  Lot 4374.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenav' District. Where located: About  half mile southeast of Sandon. adjoining the  Richmond and Hidden Treasure mineral  claims.  That I. Robert E. Palmer, a  t X   Twigg, ; rpAKE NOTICE  m'1ci"'!"; 1'.e,l*!'; J 1    agent for Eleanor Truax 0;Neil.-F, M.C. No.  ^Ni^i^l!  AIMDS.OO LINE.  Between  agent; for John G. Steel,  free n  cute No. 70-1, intend, 00 days from the d a Te hereof   .-i!.a74:';George Gooderharn, F. M. C. No. B127SM  to apply to the Mining Recorder for Certificates J am] the Wa'r Ens-lf Con. Mining & Development'  "f Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a i r*��� t *.,i   ^  m  n -v���   i,,mm  :���*.....j    .:....:. .j   Crowii Grant of ea"h ofthe above claims  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division  of West  Kootenay District.    Where located: South  of and joining   the  "Rabbit  Paw*'  Mineral  Claim, near Sandon.  ���"���PAKE NOTICE, That I, A.S. Farwell, acting  -*-   as agent for the Star Mining and Milling  Co.. Ltd. Liab'ty, Free  Miner's Certificate No.  1.W18 13, intend, sixty davs from the date hereof.  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate  of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown Giant 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 -JM dav of November. lK'Ki."  SOU-!)!) A. S. FARWELL.  T'roiiM'stora    Mineral    Claim.  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of such Certificates of Improvements.  Dated this 23d day of November. I8ft9  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  Adirondack Mineral Claim.  ���l i Co. Ltd, F. Al. C. No. B13337. intend, sixty days  from the dare hereof, to apply to the Mining lie  corder for a Certificate of improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining a Crowii 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 Kill] day of November. 1800.  11-lfi R. E. PALMER  Situate in the Slocan Alining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where'located: South of  St. John! Idaho Basin.  "PAKE NOTICE, That I Herbert T. Twigg,  1 agent for William Hunter. F. Al. C No.  321)81 A: Harrv Lowe. F. M. C. No. V-iiffl; AValter  AIurrav.F.Ajrc 13:)SS, and Robert Shian. F. M.  C. No. 13!��8!(, intend, sixty days Irom the date  hereof/to apply  to the Alining Recorder fora  Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of | rpAKE NOTICE, That I,Charles S. Rashdall, of  ibtainmg a Crowii Grant of the above claim. |1    NeW Denver, B.   C  acting  as   agent   for  Legal Tender Minei-al Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Alining Division of West  Kootenay Distiict'. Where.located: A relocation of Free Coinage near the Noble Five  Mineral Claim.  ATLANTIC Al PACIFIC  The direct route from  Kootenay Country  to a.11 points East and West.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Victor Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Sloean Alining Division of West,  Kootenay District. Where located: On  the South Fork of Carpenter creek, about a  mile from Sandon opposite mouth ol Noble  Five Gulch, a relocation ofthe St. Paul No. 2.  ���"TAKE NOTICE That I. James Marshall, free  1 miner's certificate Nc. lfltiiilA, intend, sixty  days froni the date hereof to apply to tlie  Alining 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 7th dav of December, 1800  12-11 JAMES MARSH  Situate in the Arrow Lake Alining Division..!'  West   Koote'.iay   District.   Where  located:  ���On Mineral ('reek,   3J   miles  from Cariboo  Creek.- "  *T<AKE NOTICE. That I, N. F. Townsend. act-  J- ing asageni for John H. McDowell. F. Al. (J.  B.13".I8; Pat, Cuminghain. F.AI.C. 3-1807 A., James  Brady, F. M. C. WIST Nelson Doners, F.AI.C.  I07!i7 A., intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the .Mining Recorder for a Certificate  of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a Oi-owii Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under section 37. must be commenced before the issuance  ol such Certiiicate of Improvements.  Dated this 25th day of August. A. D. 18,'M).  30-11 N. F. TOWNSEND.  Lot 2001���Eldorado Mineral Claim.  Situate in  the Slocan  Alining Division of AVest  Kootenay  District.     Where   located:     In  Noble V. Gulch about one mile east of Sandon. adjoining the Arollie.  ���"PAKE NOTICE   that I,  Robert   E.   Palmer,  I    agent for Edward Alahon, F M. C. No. 01537,  Harold Selons. F. AL C. No. 08142. and James  Rae, F. AL C. No. 2423 A, in tend, sixty days from  from the date hereof, to apply to the Alining Re-  .cgal Tender No. :t Mineral  Claim.,     'corder for a Certificate, of Improvements, for the  j purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant, of the above    , claim.  Situated in the Sloean City Alining Division of      And further take notice that action, under sec  West   Kootenay District.     Where located: ' tlfon 3'. must be coirinienced before the issuance  About four miles south of Slocan City on the : of sueli Certiiicate ol Improvements,  ivei'iimcnt, trail Dated this 1st day of October, 1800.  CHARLES S. RASHDALL  Govei  ane    and     Last,  Chance No. 4 Mineral  Claims.  Best   Fraction   and   Humphrey   Mineral  Claims.  m J tKteT^ f SIKoveXr^0' ob,!li"i,lp- *'Crown ��mnt  RSHALL.     | for a certificate of improvcmeiite-for-the purpose      And'further take notice that action under sec-!   j of ;jl,tf \a��)S !1 C--W" fc���rt of the aboveclatm. , tion 37 ]n^ ,)(i COITlmenced before the issuance of j  "PAKE NOTICE That T, Dan Hanlon. acting as !  1 an agent for John McLaughlin, free miner's !  certificate No. B. 14203, intend, sixty days from i  the date hereof, tf. apply to the Mining Recorder j Alice   Fractional,     Spok  fora Certificate of Improvements,  for the pur- i  pose of obtaining a Crown Grant of -the above i  claim. S    And further take notice that action under sec- j sillmU, -��� tiK, slocan Alining Division of West  tion 3, must.be commenced before the issuance, Kootenay District. Where located: In  of such Certificate ol Improvements. rmi Kiain  Dated this 3d day of November, A. D. 1890. '      , f.J; YT^*" *���_ ~,   . T  ���   ,     .���   .  DAN HANLON.     . TAKE NOTICE That I  Herbert Twigg agent    : I    for.lames A'. McDonell, I'ree Miner's Cer-  ,��� ,. ,   .   ,   ,.       .   .      .,,, ,.��� tificate No. H2(!f)24. intend, HO days from tlie date  Consolidated   Verg-.ma,   relic aixl.Snecu- .\i(.yi.Qft  to apply   to the Alining Recorder   for  lntor'Mineral Claims. ' Certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of  . ] obtaining a Crowii Grant of each ofthe above  i claims.  Situate in the Slocan Alining Division of We.**'; I    Arid further take notice that action, under  Kootenay District.     Where located: On the i section 37. must, be   commenced before the  South Fork of Carpenter Creek. j issuance of such certificates of Improvements.  TAKE NOTICE that I.  Arthur S. Farwell as j*    Dated fc,,is lsth (,aj* of October,1SM-        _  L    agent for Harold Seious, F. Al   C. No. 08142, | ol2 HERBERT T. TWIGG.  intend (10 days from the date hereof to apply to the ;     ,    Alining Recorder for a certificate of improve- ;  incuts for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant  Hustl��r Fraction Mineral Claim.  And further take notice that action under sec-; such certificate of improvements,  tion 37 must be commenced  before the issuance |     Dated this oth day of September. ISO!).  Situate in the Slocan Alining Division of West  Kootenay   District.      Where  located:   In  AIcGuigan Basin, adjacent to the Rambler  and Best mines.  TAKE NOTICE That, I, Alex Spro.it. acting as  J.   agent for the Rambler-Cariboo" AIinc3  Ltd.  F. Ai. C. No. 3.12280. intend, sixty days from the  date'hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a crown  grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under Sec.  37 must be commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements.  Dared (his 27th day of September. 1809.  of such certificate of improvements  Dated this ."ith day of October. 1800.  R, E. PALMER.  BRICK  FOR   SALE.  JOHN   GOETTSCHE,  NEW DENVER.  2-11-00  A. S. FARWELL.  Situate in the Slocan Alining Division of *v\ est  ;        Kootenay District,.    Where   located:   Adjoining the town of Three Forks.  1 'PAKE NOTICE That I    Ernest  Harrop. Free  I Miner's Certificate No B14082, recorded holder  : of a one-half ({) undivided interest, as agent for  1 Geo. A. Petty, recorded holder of a one-half (l)  undivided   interest,    Free   Miner's    Certificate  B13930, intend   sixty days from the   date hereof  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate  ,,,.,.,,. , ,, . . ; of  improvements, for  the   purpose   of obtain  Cabinet Solio -1.40, go prepaid j ing Crown a. grant of the above claim .  Film Cartridges, SlxS'.. 75c. ;    And further take notice that action under sec-  Other Supplies, same rates. ! tion 37.must be commenced before the issuance    ! of sueh'certificate of improvements.  ���  O   STRATHEARN i    Dated this,4th day of October, 1800.  Kaslo*B.C. 0lL'                                         ERNEST HARROP  PHOTOGRAPHERS  LOOK!  First-Class Sleepers on all trains from.  Revelstoke and Kootenay Ldg-.  Tourist Cars pass Medicine Hat daily  for St. Paul; Sundays and Wednesdays' for Toronto; Fridays  for Montreal and Boston.  Same cars pass Revelstoke one day-  earlier.  CON.N'KCTIONS  Revclsfoko and main line points.  H:n:>k Dly: lv ���Denver C. riidiiig���ar: Daily ]5:30K  8:1.*ik ex.' Sun: lv >>.Denver Ldg: arex. Suii.lSMOk  ItOSSr.AXD,  NKr.SOX CIIOW'S  NEST   IIHANCH   AND  IIOUXDAKV C-OUXTHY.  (l.50k ex.   Sun: lv N.Denver Ldg: ar ex.Sun 13.30k  TO AND 1'HO.M SAXUON  lS.aok dly lv Denver C. Sdg ar dly 8.55k  13 30k ex Sun lv.  N Denver Ldg.ar ex Sup. 9.50k  Ascertain rates and  full  information   by ad"  dressing nearest local agent or���  G. B. GARRETT, Agent New Denver.  AV. F. Anderson, Trav.  Pass. Agt., Nelson.  E. if. Coyle, A. G. P. Agt.. Vancouver.  k  SYSTEM,  NELSON & FORT SHEPPARD CO.  RED MOUNTAIN RY CO.  The all rail and direct route  between   the Kootenay  ..District and..  All British Columbia Fonts  Pacific Coast Points  Puget .Sound Points'  Eastern Canada and die  United States.  Connects at Spokane with  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY  O. R. R. & NAVIGATION CO.  | The Lai  ''-^fe/<'fe/--fV-'&^<'-fF*^'*&^^  ���^%-^/^V*a^^*V^^^^VSft/*^'V*}}^^  t Stock ever shown In  lodlon  Leaves Nelson 9:10a.m.  Maps furnished, Tickets sold and information  given by local ancl connecting line Ticket agents  H. A. JACKSON, G. P. & T. A.  Snokane. Wash  1    *  /^/^/i&*>^^/*^*k*!bSQ*^'%^<%^*si8  a^.'-**'y'fc/*-'''fc-%/''f'>'i"^^  ���������"J''i/*'&'-<Vt*V*-V*"V**V^  x  *  V-Jx   C^/JlLX*X  *i^-"V*V**V*^V**V^^^ -***v-'*J****V*��*'^  KOOTENAY     RAILWAY  & NAVIGATION CO.  Operating Kaslo & Slocan Railway,  International Navigation ^  Trading Company,  ^'JsibI*'*     aafci ula  KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY.  Schedule of Time.     Pacific Standard  -Time-  Passenger  train  for Sandon   and  way stations leaves  Kaslo at 8:00 a.  in. daily,   returning,   leaves Sandon  at 1:1.") ]���-.   in.!   arriving at    aslo afc  8:5o p. in.  LIGHT    AN I)    UREEZY.  ���       "��  "Well, tlie hired girl is   finally gone."  '���(4r*ne.    How and why did she go?'*  ''Through the roof.    Kerosene."  "��  The preacher was having a sort of test  meeting Iiy asking the congregation  questions on their conduct. "Now,  lirethren,'" lie said, "all of you who pay  your debts will please stand up.*' In response to this there was an apparently  i.iianinious uprising. "Now,'-' said the  preacher, asking the oihers to sit down,  "all those who do not pay. will please  stand tip." -One man alone rose. "Ah,  In-other,'* said the preacher, ''why is it  that you, of all tliis congregation of  brethren should be so different?'' *T  don't, know, parson,*' he replied slowly,  as he looked around over his friends and j  acquaintances in the meeting, "unless it  is that I ain't a liar."  ��  Floyd Htit/jel. formerly of Luverne.  now of Sioux City,'lias written a piecf-  of music called "At Midnig-litin Lover's  Lane." it is said, to he excellent and  not at all like the celebrated song,  "Grandma's Teeth are Plugged With  Zinc."    ���  .    '�����  "Ma," remarked the small boy, "isn't  it funny that everybody calls my little  brother .a bouncing baby?"  "Why do you think it is funny, William?" returned his mother.  Pine decorated China  Cups.and Saucers  China Plates to match  Y-;rY*-  *��� r. oV  !/\  7       '  White China  Oil's and Saucers  a, dozen.  White Cii  Platen  dozen.  Glass Butter Dish, Spoon  Holder, Sugar Bowl,  and Cream Pitcher,  large size   Large Glass Water Pitcher  with six glasses   CENTS  INTERNATIONALl  NAVIGATION  & TRADING CO.,   operating on  Kootenay Lake and River..  S.  S. IXTERXATIOXAL.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson at 6:00 a.  in., daily except Sunday. Returning-  leaves Nelson at 4:80 p. in., calling  at Balfour, Pilot. Ray, Ainsworth and  all way points.  Connections with S. F. & N. train  to and from Spokane at Five Mile  Point; also with str. Alberta to and  from Bonner's Ferry, Idaho.  S. S. ALBERTA.  Leaves Nelson for Bonner's Ferry  Tuesday and Saturdays at. 7 a. m.,  meeting steamer International from  Kaslo at Pilot Ba\. Returning,  leaves Bonner's Ferry at 8 a. m,  Wednesdays and Sundays  LA RDO- DUXCAX   DIN TSTON".  Steamer International leaves Kaslo  for Lardo and Argenr-i at, s: if* p. m.  Wednesdays and Fridays. Steamer  Alberta lea ves Kaslo fin* Lardo and  Argenta at tf p.m. Sundays.  Steamers C'dl at principal landings  in both directions, and at other points  when signalled.  , ,    Tickets sol   to all points i i Ca ada  V ! and the United Statas.    To ascertain  rates and full information,   address---,  Robert li'vix.;,  .Manager.  "IjS. Cam pi-ell, Kaslo, B. C.  V I     Freight and Ticket Agt.,   Sandon.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  I'o anil fri'iiii Kinv)M','ui  ;>,,:nrs via Canadian  mid AiiHTiVun lines.     Ai'ply    fir silling ��� in tes  rules, tickets i;\nd   Mill   inlunn.-itioii  to any C.  Ry api'iit or���  <L H. (JAKRETT.  0. I'. R. Ai-ent. Xew Denver.  W. 1'. K. Cnnimiiiiis. S. S. S. Afrt.. Winnipe  C  C^  f>  ^Vtlie-rton's C3-ift Palace  tBB  DR.'. MILLOY,  ENT  ROSSLAND. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C.,   DECEMBER 14, 1899.  Seventh Year  MINING   RECORDS  ���i'he.follpwing is a complete list of the  ���mining transactions recorded curing the  week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan.   Those of New Denve- were  as follows:���  LOCATIONS.  Dec. 4���Seelig fr, near Bosun, North  AVest Mining* Syndicate.  5���Kimberlev fr, near Codv, bv J A  Caldwell.  6���Tranquility, Galena Farm, R In-  singer.  ASSESSMENTS.  'DecB���Torpedo, Mario and Ida. 11  ���Virilen, Madie, Ree Extension, Ree.  TRANSFERS.  Nov 27���Hartney group,. George H  Crawford and Frank Kelly to A H  Blumenauer, all interest in bond.  Same, AH Blumenauer to J D Mac-  Master, exclusive option under bond.  28���Alice y��, John L Retallack to G  W Hughes, Nov 20, $3,500,  Dec 2���-Dividend %, Amos Thompson  to HO Shave, Nov 13.  Aurora f, L R Forbes to same, Nov  11.  Diana ��. J E Brouse to same, Nov 10.  Zoroaster, Vanoni, Ramola, C Rashdall, Fi Stewart and E Pitt to same, on  Nov 11.  ���1���Etna fr, Thomas Avison to Northwest Mining Syndicate, Nov 28.  Link fr, Rob't Johnston to H Clever,  Dec 2.  5���Rockland, H C Wheeler to W W  Spinks, Aug 3.  Halifax fr, Leonard Craig to George  Eydd, Nov 25.  6���-Shamrock %, Frank Ryan.to Pat  Chine, Dec 4.  Same %, same . to Edward Stewart,  Dec 4.  Sadie 3-10, H E Croasdaile to Jas H  Bowes, Dec 4, S300.  8���Black Hawk fr, F .0 Baker to the  American Bov Mining and Milling Co,  Nov 22. "  11���Baltimore and Le Roi, E Stewart  to GH Dawson, Oct 23.  Mountain Queen ��, John Brown to P  C Andrews, Nov 13."  Iropuois 5-12, Hobson 37-96, and Cuba  34* E Mowan to Chas Rehrman, on Julv  30.     ������  AINSWORTH   DIVISION.  THE    LUttLL,    HAMMER.  LOCATIONS,  Nov 15���Candy and Jacko, Howaer  cr, J B Anderson.  Sphegetti and Thrilby, same, by J M  Anderson.  17���Lehigh fr, Woodburv cr, by H  Cody.  Kewera, Kaslo cr, Frank Beer.  Slocan Maiden, same, WE Boie.  Pactolus, same, C Plowman,  Trixey, same, W W Beaton.  Two Girls, same, J Doras.  Geneva, same, F Conruyt.  18���Frankie ancl Tea Leaf, Canyon  cr, Walsh and Graham.  20���Atice fr, Kaslo cr, E Mansfield.  21���Paris, Lardo river, A Leblanc.  Cascade, Cascade cr, A. Buffalo.  Columbia and  Providence,  same, A  Leblanc.  24���Rio Tinto, Kaslo cr, C Moore.  ASSESSMENTS.  Nov 8���Ainslie, Happy Thought 9  ���Jane, Florence, Leila, Ella, Foy,  Chicora, Chippewa, Niagara, Oni<rara.  May, John.. 16���Iron Crown. 17���Chief,  Hardscramble, Mirond. IS���Champion  Lost Boy. 23���Flyfield fr. 24���Lost  Mountain, Giant for I years. Midge for  2 years, Mountain fr. for 3 years.  CERTIFICATES OF IMPROVEMENT.  Nov 16���Florence,  to R F and S H  Greon.  17���No 5, to Ashton and Allman.  18���Iron Duke, M R W Rathbourne.  BOND.  Nov 24���Champion and Lost Boy, J  Carton and A Schilling to E Mansfield.  TRANSFERS.  Nov 17���St Joseph and St Mary, J  Howard to P McCue.  20���Silver Glance, all, L I Deboin to  FEStarkey.  Silver Glance fr and Liberty M,FE  Starkey to C R Connor.  Marguerite, all, C Plowman to Reni  Laudi, $100.  23���No 2 and No 5 :11-16, C C Poyntz  to D M Linnard  No 3 11-16, F D Crowe to same.  No 4 11-16, A Johnson to same.  *24���Cliff fr, P Dickenson to W Miller,  W E Spier, R Dickenson.  Slocan, W H Jeffery to same..  Rossland, J T Tipping to same:  Dawson, C B Tipping to same.  Atlin and  Lakeshore, E J   Belt  to  same !  Midge, R Masson to Lost Mountain  Mines, Ltd.  POWER   OF   ATT0R.VKY.  Nov 16���G Schilling to J Carton.  Deep in the bowels of old Earth,  Black eternal night,  Here I dwell; where shadows grow  Like ghouls of regions far below,  Painted by candle light.  With steel  in front and steel behind,  Myself of steel of the hardest kind,  Knock! knock! knock!  Against the fated rock.  Listen to the burthen of my ring,  Betwixt each stroke this song I sing*:  Worthy the partner of my toil,  Unerring certain he;  Steel are his sinews, steel his nerves,  And steeled his purpose   naught can  swerve,  A brother unto me.  Hard be the rock as adamant,  Defying eons dead,  Crushed bv each succeeding* stroke.  The term allotted now revoked,  its life has sped.  Surely does its latent strength decay,  While eating at its vitals day by day.  Knock! knock! knock!  Cavernous the echoes mock;  Catch you not the language  of each  peal  Emitted as I drop upon the steel:  Noble the partner of my toil,  Dark though his visa'g-e be;  Beneath the grime on hand and brow  His manly qualities avow  A kindred unto me.  ���E. P. Bremner.  New Denver, B. C, December llth,  1899.   Pineapples and other tropical fruits  can be purchased from Williams.  Williams has received a choice consignment of navel oranges.  IcHRISTHAS JEWELRY ���  I��-��*!  *Y|  Presents  that Last  and do not disappoint the receiver.  We have them in Diamonds, Rubies,  Opals, etc. Solid Gold and Gold  Filled Watches, Chains, Cuff Buttons,  Pins, Charms, etc.  Silvei ware  that  wears  in Sterling Silver Manicure Sets,  Novelties, etc., for Ladies and Gentlemen.    Silver Plate for the table, of  THE BEST QUALITY  Our stock in  these lines is the most  complete we have yet had.  G. W. Grimmett, Jeweler,  Sandon  Be good to yourself.  Remember your friends  this holiday season, and  ��� forget not the comfort of  your own person. Perhaps you are looking for  something nice in Underclothing* or Neckwear,  Headgear or Footwear,  Handkerchiefs, etc. If  so we can suit you.  Holiday Goods for the  table and cooking purposes. Pure Spices, fresh  Sweetmeats,  Nuts,   etc.  AT HOBEN'S  Mailorders.  New Denver, B. C.  Mcpherson & croft,  Hauling and Packing to Mines,  and general local business.  WOOD    AND     COAL     FOR     SA.E  New Denver,  B.  C.  J. K. CLARK,  o  o  AND-.MJNIN  po  Reports, Examinations and Management.  NEW DENVER,   -   B.C.  New Denver  Transportation  & Light Go.  PALM A ANGRIGNON, PROPRIETOR.  Co'v  */  Wholesale  BUTTER  EGGS  CHEESE  GREEN FRUITS  CURED MEATS  VEGETABLES  Shippers of the  Early Breakfast  Brand of Bacon.  Full stocks carried at  Nelson and Rossland.  Mail orders solicited.  California  Wine Co.,  ��� NELSON, B.C.  Wholesale  Dealers \n^^>  Choice Wines  ana Fragrant  gars.-.  Write for Prices.  Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenay  and  Winter  Suitings  o my  Patrons  intheSlocan  ^%%'**%^��^%^%i  Boys,  my  Over=  coatings  will just  suit you.  * Prices low  I have opened my Tailoring establishment in1  Nelson and am prepared |  to fill all orders with neatness and dispatch. Most <  e stylish Suitings and work- <  manship guaranteed.  When in Nelson call arid i  inspect stock, or write me'  and I will call on you with'  sample: of goods in my,  trip through the Slocan  which I contemplate making in a short time.  Hoping:, to   be favored  with your orders, I am���  Yours truly,  w%w*w&*/b, '%^^v%^^  E. J. Robiel  The Tailor.     Nelson. B.C.      <  <*w  Nelson, B.C.  &  General Draying: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.  Saddle Horses and Pack Animals.  Feed Stables at New Denver.  ENGRAVING ON ALL  CHASES FREE.  PUR  "2  R-��  JOHN WILLIAMS  Dealer in  IMPORTED  A*D DOMESTIC OIGARS  ANDTOBAOCOES,  PIPES, &.C.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confectionery and Fruit.  BATHS IN CONNECTION.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  Hill Bros.  Manufacturers'of  Eleven days more and Christina*} will  he. here. Prepare for it by buying your  sweets at Neshitt's.  and  Shingles  NOTiCE  The Liquor License Act. ls:i!i.  if B. C.  Orders   shipped to all  parts of the  Country.      Mill  at  head of  ���Slocan Lake. ���  Fellow Pilgrims  If you receive a copy of The Ledge without  being a subscriber, do not be alarmed. It will  not cost you anything-. After as-ayinu: it, if you  care to dig up. you can give no offense by sending in your collateral. The annual assessment  is S2, but if you ;ire financially in the *>ump send  in $1 and for six months you will have all the  blessings that tliis paper can bestow upon you.  The circulation is limited to one million,'so do  not dally too long with procrastination.  R. T. LOWERY.  The 8=hour  Has been on shift in the  Slocan for many weeks,  but it has not injured the  quality of the beverages  in the Ivanhoe at Sandon. Nearly everything is new around this  old-time tavern except  the whiskey and the  landlord.  Dick Orando,  for further information.  FEED J* SQUIRE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Agents for B. C. Sugar Refinery ancl Roval  City Planing Mills."  Brewers of Fine Lager Beer and Porter���the best in the land.    Correspond-  solicited.   Address���  R. REISTERER & CO., Nelson, B.C.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  Heated with   Hot Air and  Lighted "by Electricity  Large, comfortable bedrooms and first-class dining room. Sample rooms  for commercial men RATES, $2 PER DAY  MRS. E. C. CLARKE. Prop., Late of the Royal Hotel Calgary.  Baker St., Nelson, B. C.  NELSON  Carrv a complete stock of  and solicit orders from any part ofthe province  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings aJwavs on hand.  J. E. Angrignon  The Leading  Hairdresser  Bosun Block, New Denver, B.  &Co.  Assayers'Supplies  Write for prices.  Dealers in  Cor.  BaK��r and Josephine Sts.  Nelson, B. C.  E B. Dunlop  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  Children's Hair Cutting a Specially.  SLOCAN   CITY, - - B. C.  Furnishes accommodations  to the traveling: public  equal to any on Slocm  Lake. Comfortable beds  and tasty meals. The best  brands of liquors and  I cigars on the market.  THOS. LAKE, Prop.  CANADA DRUG & BOOK CO.,  Jobbers and Retail Dealers in  DRUGS,  WALLPAPER,  STATIONERY,  MUSICAL GOODS-  NELSON, B. C  PHOTOGRAPHERS #  tVANCOUVER and NELSOJM,  B.C. *-T  .\J.  rPHE firlluwiii'J:   applications Tor. License liavej  1  Im-i-ii made and will be considered by the Bourd |  of License CorniiiissJoiMTs for Ihr Slocan License  Dis rict, at. Xinv Denver, on Friday, the lfitli day  of December al 1"o'clock a. in.:  LOUIS   LEVESQUE.   Kobson    hotel.  Robson,  Hotel Licyiise.  A.   E.  TEETER.   Nelson   lintel,  Slocan  City  Hotel License.  JEFF HA'l'V, Sloean  Motel. Sloean  City, Hotel  Liefiii.se.  THOMAS   LAKE.   Royal   Hotel,   Slocan   City,  Hotel Lieon.-e.  ANDREW .JACOBSON & Co., St. James Hotel.  Neu- Denver, Hotel License.  THOMAS SLOAN. Victoria Hotel, Sloean City,  Hotel License.  C. \V.   A i'l,WIN   (c  CO.,   1 leaver   House. New  Denver. Hotel License.  GEORGE AVLW1N. Enterprise Hotel, Aylwin,  Hotel License.  W. H. LAMBERT. .Junction Motel, Slocan  .Junction. Hotel License.  MRS. E. BROWN, Pacific Hotel, Three Forks,  Hotel License- ,,  A. D. MCGILLIVRAY, Windsor Hotel, New-  Denver, Hotel License.  Signed- LESTOCK R. FORBES,    '  Chief.License Inspector.  New Denver, I!. C, December 1st, IH'.i'.i.  Postoffice address, Rosebery.  HOTEL  JOHN V. PERKS, Prop.  HEATED BY   |_J'"^*iT"   AIR  .���md Electric rK.M   Min  Bells and Litfht in every room....  H. I). CURTIS,  Notary Public  Mines;   Real   Estate;   Insurance;  accountant.  Abstracts of Title Furnished,  SLOCAN CITY, B. C.  \V. S. Dukwiiv  Kaslo. B.C  H. T.TwiOfi  New Denver. B.C.  Large and well lighted Sample Rooms  Hourly Street Car between hotel and  Station.   Free has meets all trains   Reasonable Rates.  ..^^^REVELSTOKE  Night grill room in connection for the  convenience of guests arriving and departing Iiy night trains.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Lund Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  /H/'Rashdall & Fauquier, Auentx.  }JL. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc  Sandon, B.C.  Branch office at New Denver every  Saturday.  Subscribe for The I,edge before it is  too late. The circulation is limited to  a-inillipn, and when that point is reached our books will be closed.

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