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 Volume VII.   No   10.  NEW DENVER, B. C, DECEMBER 7, 18994  Price, $2 00 Year  SLOGAN GAMP NEWS *  "18  m&m&m&$3% as %m-g%is&s&a��m&m  LOCAIi    CHIT-CHAT.  Sleighs were  running in  Sandon  last  week. .  'r  Wholesale men predict another rise in  meats.  The Silverton schoolhouse was formally opened on Thursday.  P. Burns & Co. are importing dressed  beef direct from Calgary.  Sandon Miners' Union  will give a big  dance on New Year's night.  The Marion will  make a shipment as  soon as the ore can be sacked.  Constable Forbes has been appointed  license inspector for the Slocan.  F. J. O'Reilly and W. H. Bullock-  Webster leave for England this Week.  Richard Lorah and Leta Parker were  married in Greenwood a few days ago.  In New Denver, on December 5, the  wile of J. C. Harris, of a son; stillborn.  The court of revision will be held at  Kaslo on the 21st, with W. J. Goepel as  judge.  The Miners' Union will have an arc  light erected in front of their hall, the  first one in town.  Rev. Mr. Duncan will conduct divine  service at the Presbyterian church next  .Sunday morning.  Deadwood is the latest town in the  Boundary. Wonder if there are no new  names left for new towns.  Miss Gretta Jacobson will spend the  winter with her folks in Norway. She  sails from New York this week.  P. Angrignon sold three head of pack  animals last week, for use between Slocan City and the Chapleau mine.  J. B. McArthur  has gone  to Toronto  for a short time.    He  will travel in  the  Holy Land before returning west.  For  the  balance  of the  century this  a pound of ore is mined. If a few companies like this were operating in the  Slocan it would put a different edge on  1 for three  months.    He  will  sail on the j affairs.  ' Oceanic next week, and a host of friends  wish him bon  voyage and  a safe return  to the Silvery Slocan.  The miners of the Slocan contemplate  having one Union hospital for the entire  camp, They cannot do better than purchase the hospital in New Denver,owned  bv Dr. Brouse. In its appointments it it?  not surpassed by any hospital in the  mountains, and is just the institution  that the miners need.  A meeting was held in the Methodist  church last Thursday in the interest of  Columbian Methodist College, in New  Westminster. Rev. J. F. Belts put the  claims of the college before the audience  in an able manner, showing the advantages it offers western students, and the  claims it makes upon the goodwill of the  public. Mr. Betts received a warm welcome from his many friends in town.  South Dakota, the American Mining Co. j fche drainage area of all streams flowing  is running a tunnel which will be a mile; into Slocan and Little Slocan rivers  long when finished, The company will \ above their junction, ana may be des-  spend $3,000,000 on their property before j cribed as follows; Starting- at the junction of the Slocan and Little Slocan  rivers; thence easterly and northerly,  following* height of land separating  drainage area of Kootenay river and  R. C. Clute, Q.C., who was appointed  by the Dominion Government to inquire into the grievances of the miners  in this camp, arrived in the Slocan this  week. He comes vested with the fullest powers-,' and he will ������conduct' the  strictest investigation, sending his report to Ottawa with the utmost despatch.  Mr. Clute's work in the Crow's Nest  Railway scandal is well known, and his  efforts in the present situation will have  the same careful thought His coming-  is at a most opportune time, and his  presence will have much to do in removing prevailing* friction.  SLOGAN CITY   NKffS  IX  I5KIKK.  Frank D. L. Smith, mining editor of  the Toronto World, passed through New  Denver last week. For four months he  has been in this province, confining his  attention principally to writing up mining pro per tie's out of which the World  might possibly get a benefit. When  Smith returns to Toronto he will have  the advantage over other editors in that  city. He will be able to write intelligently upon this province and its mines.  He is studious in his work and his letters j  to tlie paper he represents will be of:  great benefit to the west.  SMM'A.V    MINKH..-YI, '  FLOAT. |  paper  will  be  sent, to  any  address in  America for two ordinary dollars.  Services will be held in Stephen's  ���church next Sunday, both morning* ancl  evening.    Rev. C. F. Yates, pastor.  The football match which was to have  taken place Saturday, between New  Denver and Silverton, failed to materialize.  M. R. W. Rathborne left for England  on Monday. He will spend the winter  there after an absence ol fully seventeen  years.  Andy Tunks left Thursday to spend  the winter in Ingersqll, Ont. .He "will  prospect the Kettle rivercountry before  returning here.  The children of the Sunday school are  busy practising for the Christmas entertainment, to be held in Clever's hall, on  Friday, Dec. 22nd.  The authorities have killed black jack  in the Boundary, and no longer do the  boys sing I'm Phat, Hit Me, Take It,and  *other melodies of a similar strain.  Martin   Melde, for   years   nurse   and  -steward in the Slocan Hospital, is on his  way to Norway, where he will marry the ���  girl that he left  behind  him nine yearg  ago. '  Rev. J. F. Betts, of New Westminster,  gave an instructive address in the Methodist church here Thursday night on the  aims and objects of the Columbian college.  Ed Becker has returned  to the Slocan  from Atlin.    He says that there is plenty  ��� of gold  round  Atlin,  but it takes hard  work to get it.    The gold in the Bank of  England is the same way.  Last Friday a work train ran away  while coming over the switch back at  the Bull Dog tunnel, on the C. & W. R.  Robert Eastland, of Eugene, Ore., was  killed and brakeman Fidlei seriously injured.  The Dominion government will spend  $25,000 on a dredge and dredging of the  Narrows near Burton City. The dredge  will likely be built at Nakusp, and Pat  Gallagher goes this week to superintend  the commencement ofthe work.  Charles S. Rashdall entertained his  friends with a dinner at the Newmarket  Monday evening, previous to his departure to England,  where he will remain  The Galena Mines property is  preparing to start.  The force on the Madison has been increased to 29 men.  Forty tons of ore  was shipped by  the  Noble Five last week.  The Miners' Union here now numbers  80 members.  Rev. A. M. Sanford, B. A., of Sandon,  is announced to preach next Sunday, in  the Music Hall, both morning and evening. Mr. Roberts, pastor of the Methodist church here, goes to Sandon for  that day.  Notices are out for a meeting in behalf of the Twentieth Century fund of  tlie Methodist Church,,to be held in the  Music Hall next Tuesday. The meeting  will be addressed by Rev. J. F. Betts, of  New Westminster.  Malcolm  Cameron   is  starting a  new-  pack train here, making three outfits in.  j Slocan City.    Pie should make a success  | as there has been too much work for the  other two to   handle   for  s-mie time, all  dI" which goes  to show that  business is  j iii)proving.  The concert, given last Thursday by  the Ladies' Aid of the Presbyterian  church, in honor of St. Andrew's dav,  was a genuine success in every particular vmd reflected the greatest credit upon  i all concerned.    Quite a tidy sum remain-  Operations are shortly to  be resumed j t>ti after the   payment of  the  necessary  on the Treasure Vault. I expenses.  A rich strike is  reported from the No. j     There is a good prospect of the C.P.R.  S workings of the Noble Five. j building a  branch   line  from this point  W. Koch has the  contract for putting   up the mountains to  tap  the many rich  up new buildings at the Silverite. j properties now being opened up on Ten  The Ajax Fraction  has a carload of! MiIe. Springer and Lemon creeks.    C.E.  ore ready for shipment that will net over  $2,000.  The last cleanup of   the   Athabasca,  Perry, C.E., the chief engineer for this  district, is now looking over the ground,  and it is  likely a  full  staff of surveyors  , ,      , ,_, . . .   ��� ,   ! will be put to work within  the next few  brought down  this   week, amounted to I        ,      r  $9,000. |weekB- .  The Rambler-Cariboo shipped GO tons J  of ore during  November and the Native  Silver Bell 48.  Owing to  the good showing  on  the  Florida, the stock  has been raised from  7}4 to 10 cents.  The Leviathan, in Ainsworth division,  has let a contract to extend their No. 1  tunnel 100 feet.  Two men were working at the California last week. They are running '400  feet of a crosscut.  The second payment on the Chapleau  bond, amounting to $8,000, was made at  Nelson on Thursday.  Large quantities of supplies are going  up Ten Mile for the Mansfield and Warner Miller syndicates.  December 14 is the date fixed for the  trial of the Lillooet election petition, of  Stoddard vs. Prentice.  About a dozen liens have been filed at  Nelson against the Little Phil mine, at  Ainsworth, mostly on account of unpaid  wages.  Joe Carton and Gus Schilling have  bonded the Lost Boy and Champion, at  the head of Kaslo creek, to E. Mansfield  for $5,000,  In the full court at Vancouver, last  week, the appeal of Callahan was allowed in his case with Copl-m over the title  to the Cube Lode and Summit claims.  The gist of the decision is, that an error  in btaking of 80 degrees renders the location void.  The Silverite group has been bonded  to Toronto parties for $50,000. There  are five claims in the group, being situated on the Queen Bess lead. Mc-ssre.  Allen, Cory, Foster and Kelly were the  owners. The property will be extensively worked this winter.  BOUNDARIES     UJKFINJED.  Changes *>I:iclo l>y the Minister of Mines  Dating from January 1st.  In the official  Gazette of Nov. 30th  the Minister of Mines makes known the  boundary  lines of the several mining*  divisions, the chang-es  to take effect on  January 1st.    The Slocan Mining- Division shall comprise the drainage area of  all streams   flowing*   into   Slocan lake  above a point half way between Eight  and Ten Mile creeks on the east shore  of lake and above   a   point   half way  above Indian creek   on  west shore of  lake, and may be described as follows;  Starting at a   point on  east   shore of  Slocan lake,  half  way  between   Eight  and Ten Mile  creeks;   thence  easterly  along*   height  of land   between  Eight  and Ten Mile creeks to  a  point where  such heig-ht o; land joins the height of  land forming divide between drainage  area of Slocan lake and Kootenay lake;  thence northerly along such divide to a  point where such divide joins the divide  between drainag-e area  of  Slocan lake  ancl Upper Arrow lake;' thence southerly along this  divide,   passing-  between  Box and Summit lakes to a point where  such divide joins heig-ht of land forming  northern boundary of  watershed of Indian creeks to a point  on  shore of Slocan lake half mile above mouth of In-1  dian   creek; thence easterly,  crossing!  Slocan lake to a point halfway between  Eig-ht and Ten Mile creeks to the point  of commencement.  The Slocan City Mining Division  shall comprise that area of country  drained by streams flowing into Slocan  lake above (south) of a point halfway  between Eig*ht and Ten Mile creeks on  the east shore of lake and above a point  halfway north of the mouth of Indian  Kootenay outlet to a point where such  height of land joins the height  of land  forming divide between   watershed of  Slocan river and Kootenay,lake; thence  northerly along such  height of land to  creek on south and Eig'ht and Four Mile  creeks on north;   thence westerly, following* height of land  between  Eig-ht  and Ten Mile creeks to a crossing of  Slocan lake to a point half a mile above  Indian creek,  on west   bank   of such  lake; thence westerly, following- northern boundary of watershed of Indian  creek   to a point   where   it   joins the  heig-ht of land separating drainag-e area  of Slocan lake from  drainage area of  the Arrow lake;   thence southerly, following such heig-ht of land continuing  easterly   to   mouth    of   Little Slocan  river ancl point of commencement.  The Ainsworth Mining* Division starts  on the height of land forming- divide  separating* watershed of Kootenay river  on east from Kootenay lake on the west  at a point  where such  divide is joined  by the heig'ht of land between drainag-e.  area of Gray's and   Crawford creeks;  thence northerly,   following- divide separating'the drainage area of Kootenay  and Upper Columbia river on east from  drainage area of chose rivers emptying  in Kootenay lake on west to a point on  suck divide where it joins the heig'ht of  land between drainage areas of Bearer  creek on  the   north  and. the  Duncan  river on the south;   thence southerly,  following the divide between the drainage areas of the  Duncan   river on the.  east and Fish river and Trout lake on  the west; thence westerly along* heig-ht  at' land forming  southern  boundary of  Hall or Cameron creek to a point where  it joins the height of land between Duncan and Lardo rivers; thence southerly  along* such height of land  to   a  point  where it joins the height of land forming southern boundary of Healy creek;  continuing westerly along* divide between Tenderfoot and Poplar, creeks to  a height of land forming* divide between  drainage area of Kootenay lake on east  and Slocan lake on west; thence southerly along such divide to a point on  such height of land  where it joins the  heig'ht of land between  drainage areas  of Coffee and Kokanee creek;   thence  along*  southern  watershed   of   Coffee  creek   to   Balfour;     thence    crossing*  Kootenay lake on Crawford bay to a  point on east shore of such  latter between   Grav's and   Crawford   creeks;  thence following such eastern boundary  line to point of commencement.  1 AMERICA'S LUGERNEi  v'o  s  SS  | Written for The Licuce." I sky is rapidly overcast and the moon is  The rising* of the October full moon j hid from  view.      The   waves   roll  up  over the twin peaks of Silver mountain  is a memorable scene in New Denver:  at once unique and beautiful to behold.  A short time before it rises the peaks  of the mountain are capped by a halo  of lig-ht.   To the   west, across Slocan  lake,   its   silvery    reflection    glistens  among*   the   icefields    of   the   Lower y  glacier, lying on the crest of the Valhalla mountains;   to the east, away up  Carpenter creek canyon, its light shines  down on the slopes of Payne mountain,  and lights up the great Four Mile basin  and the northern slopes of Red mountain.   New Denver is still  in the shadow, but while we   are   admiring- the  beauty- of the picture, and  watching*  the white lig-ht climbing from  cliff to  cliff, and penetrating*  the dark valleys,  a glimpse of the moon suddenly draws  the eye to the highest pinnacle ofthe  great twin sentinels. Slowly it enlarges  until at last it hang-s like a g-Iobe of  light directly over the peaks.   Its light  glistens and   glides over the rippling  waters of the lak?, steals up the streets  ancl highways and byways,  and it is  moonlif-lit in the Queen City of the lake.  The electric street lamps are dimmed  in the brightness of the moonlight      It  is everywhere, and even penetrates the  deep-shaded   lover's nooks and lights  up the trails through  the woods to the  several mines hard by.    Out   on  the  placid waters   of   the   lake moonlight  rowing parties enliven  the scene, and  make merry the evening  hours  with  their hilarity.  Standing* upon the lake shore one's  attention is attracted across the water  to Mill creek, where there's a light in  the window shining for all. It is that  in the home of Big Sandy McKay. Off  to the north the lights of our neighboring town of  Rosebery,  shine over the  higher and higher, and dash over the  shore. It is one of those hurricanes  that sweep down the mountain passes;  fierce while it lasts, but soon over, and  the wind lulls as suddenly as it came.  The clouds disappear, and the moonlight is brighter than before. The  picture is even more enchanting*, and,  tired with watching the ever-changing*  scenes of grandeur, we seek our humble  home for rest. W.D.  TROUT    LAKE    ITEMS.  At Ragged Top,  uear  Deadwood,  in I creek, on west shore of lake, and also  StOCAN   ORE    SHIPMENTS.  Total shipped Julv 1 to Dec. 31, 189S,  17,994: tons. Jamiarv 1st, 1S99, to  Dec. 2:  Week     Total  Payne    5,437  Last Chance  2,21;')  Sloean Star  5-JS  Sapphire  88  Coin  IS  Ajax  40  Sovereign  20  Reco  ISO  Ivanhoe  119  Treasure Vault  112  Heel Fox :  14  Trade Dollar  00  Liberty Hill  8  Madison  1.1  Wonderful  28  American Boy -. -11  Noble   Five..'      40 4n  Idaho Mines....  8-ln  Queen  Bess  1,441  Wild Ociose  16  Monitor  2(i()  Whitewater  2,843  Jackson  84!)  Hillside  1  Bull  (-.">  Wellington  11 i  Antoine  6M  Rambler      fiO Slil  Native Silver Bell      48 48  Dardanelles  NX)  Great Western   48  U.ismn  .r)8o  M avion  20  Capolla  3  Mollie Hughes  30  Fidelity.-  3  Vancouver  S20  Wakefield  580  F.milv Edith  (Jo  <*oin3toelc  120  Noonday  ��<0  Enterprise  710  Tainara c  2o  Black Prince  85  Chapleau  1ft  Total tons      148  19,201  O'Rafferty���'Twas a sad blow thot bs-  fell Cassidy.    Did ye not hear?  McGinnis���Sorra th' word av ut.  "Sure, he's dead. Sthruck be light-  nin', he was."  "Oh, my! Oh, ray! But I'm not surprised. Faith, he had a sickly look the  lasht toime I seen him."  water, while along* the lake shore may  be seen the occasional glow of the headlight of the C. P. R.  engine as it rolls  on its way   and climbs the mountain  side to  Sandon.     Still   nearer,  across  Bigelow bay, the  Mollie Hughes group  and farther east and higher up on Goat  mountain the Capella group, show their  lights.    Away to the east, up  Denver  canyon, the lig*hts of the famous Payne  mine are in evidence night aftec night,  suggesting the permanency of its record.  Back down the canyon again, and near  to   town,   "Batt"   keeps   vigil   at  the  Mountain Chief   and   keeps   his light  burning.   Up on the broad bosom of  Silver mountain the camp lights of the  California,  Marion-Merrimac,  and the  Hartney mines are to be seen in their  respective locations;   backed up by the  Home Run, Mowich, Anglo-Saxon, Lost  Tiger, etc.;   thence down through the  foothills to the lake are the Queen City,  the    Frisco,     Ruby,    Fidelity-Bosun,  Neglected, etc.  Away to the south, beyond the cosy-  little town of Silverton (whose brilliant  lights though not seen are often heard)  the hoisting works of the Galena Farm  loom up in the moonlight, and the phenomenal Noonday sends forth its natural stream of wealth, while farther  south and beyond, the occasional camp  fires along the gold belt of Red mountain show up the persevering efforts of  the active and ever hopeful prospector.  All these are rapidly passed in view  and our gaze wanders hack to the  placid waters of the Silvery Slocan glittering in the moonlight. We muse on  the days���but "we will touch the harp  gently" and leave each reader to recall  their own happy, loving memories.  Again we must not forget that our  lovely lake in all its beauty, like many  a pretty girl, has its moments of temper, and when she stamps her foot and  the frown gathers, it is time for little  boats to scud for the shore and even the  stately "Slocan" is fain to drop a little  dignity and pass the wharf to sheer  round to the friendly shelter of Union  bay. While we are gazing and musing  a fresh breeze comes up the lake  Glancing to the south, we notice a dark  cloud rising over Six Mile point ancl  rolling rapidly up toward the glaeier.  The breeze grows stronger, the white-  caps chase each  other up the lake; the  A ton of ore at one shot was brought  down recently in the workings of the  Nettie L. This large mass was almost  solid grey copper.  On the Eva group, in the Fish creek  camp, preparations are being made to  drive 200 feet each on the vein, crosscuts  to be extended right and left at intervals  of 50 feet in order to thoroughly sample  the ledge.  A large force of men are now working  on the Beatrice. The work on the trail  to the mine is being pushed at both  ends, but on account of the difficulties  met with it is not expected to be completed for some time yet.  The returns from the shipment of the  120 sacks of ore from the Ethel this fall  netted $370."54. Placing the average  weight of the sacks at 100 pounds, the  shipment would amount to about six  tons, which has therefore returned $61.-  75 clear profit per ton.���Topic.  A very fine strike was made recently  on the Big Five and Sunset groups,  showing grey copper and galena of an  exceptionally high grade. This property  is situated at the north fork of Lardeau  creek, and taking into consideration the  size of the showing, it promises lo be a  big thing.     SCHOOL    REPORT.  The following is the standing obtained  by the pupils attending the New Denver  Public School for the month of November, 1S99:  Fifth Class���Oma Young, B. Perkins,  W, D. Thompson, Willie Clark.  Fourth Class���Wm. Vallance, C. M.  Nesbitt.  Third Class���C. L. Irwin, H. Delaney,  F. Dingman, E.  G. Irwin, H. L. Gibbs,  C. J. Vallance, H. Baker.  Second Class���Grace Baker,Lola Koch,  Kathleen Delaney, Florence Clark, Eva  Byrnes.  Part II. Primer���E. Taylor, M. L.  Nesbitt, J. Cropp,  E. Gibbs, H. Nelson,  G. Sutherland,   M.    Mclnnes,   G.   Williams, M. Sutherland.  Part I. Primer���W. Clever, S. Irwin,  C. Nelson, W. K. Nesbitt, B. Baker, A.  Williams, D. Shannon, V. Cropp, M. D.  Vallance, G. Vallance, M. Murray.  In giving the foregoing report, let me  extend a cordial invitation to everyone  interested in school matters to attend  our oral examination on the afternoon  of Friday, Dec. 22. There will be an  oral review of the work gone over during  the session as far as time will permit.  The children will have recitations and  dialogues to make the proceedings more  interesting.  J. Irwin-,' Teacher.  Cumuli!.'* Growing; Trade.  An Ottawa despatch says that the  trade returns for the Dominion for the  year ending June 30th show a total for  imports of $162,764,308, out of which  S21,581,506 came from Great Britain and  814,471,240 from the United States.  These figures show an increase of over  $6,000,000 in the. trade with the United  States as compared with 1898, and an  increase of ��3,000,000 in the trade with  Great Britain.  The little boy sat on the park bench  and swung his feet.  "I'll tell you my name if you'll tell me  yours," he said.  "Well, what is it?" replied the little  girl.  "Lemme Kishew.    What's yours?"  "Ollie Wright."  And she dug her fairy little toes in the  ���and and waited. ,r--..-,v-  THE LEDGE, NEW.DKNVER, B.C., DECEMBER 7,  1899.  Seventh Yeab  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months   Six "   Twelve  "        .  '.   Thkee yeaks    Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertioii, 10 cents tier line suhsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  . .���* .75  .. 1.25  .. --.oo  .. 5.00  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  Distriet and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while It  is hot. and we will do the rest.  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once ugain to look at  your collateral.  ��� f BUHSDAr, DECEMBER 7. 1899.  SCRAPS FROM THE- JEDITOK'S DESK.  Many premature deaths have occurred in South Africa during; the  past two months.  in some of the small cities of Ohio  and Indiana girls act as street-car  conductors. They work nine hours a  day and get $4 a week. The fair  ones might fare'better, il they would  come west and look at the scenery.  the cardinal principles of the silver  Republicans, aa related to finance,  and especially as to the unrestricted  coinage of gold and silver and opposition to the surrender of the money  sovereignty of the nation to banking  institutions. In addition-to this, silver  Republicans, without exception, will-  be-found lined up against th�� retention of sovereignty1 by- the United  States over the Fillipinos, and. in  general, against the imperialistic  policy of the* present '��� administration.  It will also take ground against the  concentration of the wealth and business of the country by. a comparatively few, in the form of trusts and kindred combinations of capital. If the  Democratic and Populist parties shall  declare in their respective national  conventions along lines indicated  above, they will have the cordial  and effective co operation of the silver j  Republican forces, but not otherwise  ICKSOMJTIONS    FOR    l.��0��.  The soldiers are working long  .shifts in Africa. They recently ran  into a large shoot-of Boers at Modder  river and put them all over the dump.  It is expected that just as soon as all  their machines are in position and a  full force of men in action that not  even a piece" of Boer float will be left  around the diggings, and the Union  Jack will flap with the breeze, unmolested and'un torn by the bullets ofthe  enemy.   An American girl worth 20 millions  has promised to marry a young remittance man, provided he will win  the V. C. in South Africa. This is  the rst time we have heard of a  money value being attached to the  medal so many soldiers sigh for, and  we trust that the young fellow in this  case will: win it, although we would  rather die than have that kind of a  girl, even if she has 20 millions of the  god that most of people would sell  their soul for.  The late editorial importations from  Manitoba, who seem to have taken it  upon themselves to revolutionize  things in Kootenay, especially in the  line of cutting down miners' wages,  are never tired of flaunting the red  flag "anarchy" to the breezes, and  crying for its suppression. They  will find in time that the "anarchy"  they speak about is all in their mind.  It is that kind that the laws of the  land cannot suppress; the only way  to get at it is by suppressing them,  and this the people of Kootenay are  doing most effectually, by a process  slow but sure.  At considerable expense, we have  prepared a set of; resolutions for the  guidance of Pilgrims and others during the closing year of the 19th century.    Here they are:  1. Never drive stakes on another  man's ground Look for virgin territory.  2. Look not upon the wine when  it is yellow, except through a telescope.  3. Do not try to make a million in  a minute. Remember that New  Denver was not builtin a day.  4. If you become weary and  heavy laden���with boozerino���do not  fall by the wayside. Keep moving  until the jag assimilates itself with  the atmosphere.  5. Be good to the printer. Always  pay him promptly, and your future  life will be a continual sip of unalloyed bliss.  Prospectors,  ?  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  6. Do not get run over by the  street cars of Nelson. You must not  take them for real estate signs:  7. Follow the trail blazed by  Jesus in the earlv days that leads to  joy, contentment and prosperity, and  keep off the broad road that will land  you amongst every kind of hell that  Old Nick manufactures.  8. Nev r throw away your bannocks until you are sure that there is  better grub in sight.  9. Do not let your spirits fall into  the sump of despair, but let them  roost on the rafters in the shaft-house  of cheerfulness.  10. Never become a  mine mana-  c  ger and insomnia will be a stranger  to your couch.  11. Honor the C. P. R. All good  citizens respect the government of  their country.  12. Always speak kindly of the  B. C. Legislature. You cannot tell  the clay when your own upper stope  will become filled with vacuum.  13. Thank the boys who are  pumping lead into the Boers and  scenery of South Africa. They have  saved you the trouble.  14. Never forget for one moment  that editors live entirely on air. This  is a delusion that (should be dispelled  before the 20th century comes into  the face ofthe tunnel of time.  - "- *- 'fciitr- ��� *������ -"'  -"���-    **   TSMfc iJTl  orttreal.  Kstiiblislied  1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    : 1,102,792.72  IJKAl)   OFI-ICE,   MOXTKEAL.  Rt  Hon. Lord Strathcona a,id Mount Rofal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches in  all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  E. PITT, Manager  **c.-.7rra,'-."����i'*'��3i"��:v.*j-aaf'V',r* T^&&--^\M*wwvB'\z:**!^i3irtt7zrrv?Bi  a^-^arsMi8a"'ii3!!''Li*,��:r-!t''gaH^ai'*M*gsia 'cajia-^sncsaBcar-w  The  ���'Snow," said the Frenchman..-'is like  the reserve of a young o-jr]; it keeps  warm that which is b'eneath it "  Nakusp,  I * a comfortable hotel for travellers'  to sl.o|i at.  Mrs. McDougald.  DRA  S. MARSHALL.  Dentist.  Kaslo. B C  ('r.-ulu.-ile of Anierk'i'.n Colleireof Dental Surgery  Chicago  tS^B&H*3KSXS&  interest one  Write to the principal���  REV. W. J. SIPPRELL, B.A.B.D.,  New Westminster.  All classes of li'iirniiifj; may he had in this the  .���illy college of its kind in the west.  Hill Bros.  Manufacturers of  ��ftri$fma$ Uy$  0bri$fma$ Presents  The line ot Xmas Cards vv�� are showing this  year are the prettiest and neatest yet shown in  New Denver and  the  prices are. away down.  We uim sell you cards from .*ic to --1./"����� > that will  make the ���'girl yon loft behind you" fonder oi  yiiu than ever And no'v iliis point: Tln-y sin.'  iill now goods, .and not last ycin-'s stoeic  lirou^ht, out  again     ,    .  Now fur the Toys������ In this liiii- s.-nit.-i Clan-; made n sjievial  assortment, for the Xew Denver ehildivn. \Ve also have a idee  line of Books of Poems, tiieely Ir.uod. enihraciiiK- Shakespeare.  Tennyson. Wordsworth. Lon^lVlluw Scott Burns,Mrs. Heinaus  and Mrs. Browning- J'hureh uf Kn;;lnnd Prn.wr Bo iks am  Birthday Books also on view now. Our oilier lines    e will  tell you more ahont next week.  Nelson's Drug & Book Store.    Next to rostoiiioe.  TV  At this time of the year w*B 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���especially  so with Underwear���but be this as it  may, we can suit the most fastidious.  Ladies' fine Woolieii  Underwear, per suit $1.60  Gents' fine Woollen Underwear,  ":l '"" '"���'"���' "-~A -M.50, $2, $2.50, $5-  Rihhed and plain, ai  ' per suit rtS"  Gloves and Mitts, both Ladies' and  Gents', in any quality and price, from  the wool at "25c, to tlie Mocha with silk  lininir at $2.25.  Ladies'and Gents' Cashmere and  Woolen Hose, 35c, 40c, 50c, 60c a pair  Men's heavy weight Black Mackinaw Suits, $7.50���splendid value.  Men's and Boys'Woollen Sweaters,  Red, Black, Hether, Green.  Rubbers and Manitobas, in sizes  for Men, Women and Children.  Lumberman's 2-buckle Blizzard  and Yukon lace���also Hip and Knee  Boots.  F.  W. JORDAN 6c CO., Nakusp  During the past eleven months a  little over 160,000 tons of ore have  been shipped from the Rossland camp.  The value of the entire amount will  be a little less than $2,750,000. The  increase over last year is considerable, but at the same time it is somewhat disappointing. At the close of  this year the Slocan will haveship-  ped about 20,000 tons,- valued ��� at  nearlv $2,000,000. If no labor trouble  had arisen the Slocan would have  shipped about; $5,000,000 worth of ore  this year. Next year it is expected  that the Slocan will open the eyes of  the financial world with its wonderful production ot rich ores.  The New Denver Miners' Union is  composed ot men who work at mining  part or all of their time. Many of  them own homes and property in and  around the town. They are industrious and orderly citizens, a credit  to any man's camp. The Nelson  Miner sneers at them because some  of them at one time worked' on a  farm. 'We have noticed that the  editors.in Kootenav who have been  most, bitterly opposed to the miner  this year came Irom the land of  pumpkin*. From the exhibition they  have made ol theinseives, it, would  have, been better if they had stayed  where'i he breeze is scented with the  new mown hav.  THE GATEWAY  CITV AND DI'STKi IH'TINU  ���-i,^... ��M.iwinnr..��n im iMf*����iin!!i'.<miriH"mniii.��jnm*.^mi '������������ ��*���<>.*.��-.������. -*^hj. ���������...���. ...  POINT FOR THK BOi'NOARY COUNT!  3N��cOsLiru.xxi <$*, Co  SLOCAX CITY,  B. C.  and  Shingles  Orders   shipped to all parts of the  Country.     Mill  at head of  ���Slocan Lake. ���  Grand opportunity for investments in Heal  Estate, Fruit and Vegetable Farms, etc.  Heavy:mid Shelf'Hardware.        Jessop's and Canton Drill  Steel.        Stoves. Tin and Granite Ware.  We are handllne* all kinds Of  For information address���  J. A. SMITH.  Bl astirig, Min ing- and Sporting Po wders.    Also Blacksmith's  Coal.    Lumber, Sash and Doors.  EL  New Denver, B.C.  A. JACOBSON& CO., Props  Best meals in  the city���Comfortable rooms���Bar replete  with the best of  Liquors and Cigars���Best service throughout,  J^  The Clifton House,  PostOffice address, Rosebery.  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against tire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE &  PAPWORTH,  Proi*rietOi>..  (.*. S.  RASHDALL.  Notary Pul-lie.  A. 15. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MINI NO  INTKRKSTS BOUOIIT,   SOLD   AN!) I'JONDKIJ.       COKKKSPONDKNCK   INVITF/O   Ali*i'r;iet.i of Title. 10 mineral cliilins.  Sandon.  Hiiisuniilr iicciiiniii-.il.-it-i'iii.** for a l.-irire number of |>eo|ile.     Tlie rooms are largre  .-. ml iiiry. ;-.n i   tin-  Oininir  Room  N provided  with everything-   in'the market  S.iiu;'li- l'..oni> fur Commercial Traveler**.  John Buckle}', Prop.  NEW DENVER    B. fJ.  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling public.  Telegrams for rooms  prompf.lv attended to.  HENRY STEGE, ...       .     ' . Proprietor.  t ���������;�����  I)     -.1 I. �����'";���: K  Talking of tin- special meeting of!  the silver Republic-Hi party in Chicago, K S. . .'t)]���*���('��� i*. "f Minneapolis,  says: "There were :JO states repre-'  sented. and i.he gentlemen present;  included Senator Toller and about, ".'ft :  other prominent factors in t.he silver'  forces, from Illinois, Michiiran. Min-:  nesota and the silver states. The:  sentiment of the whole, body favored!  a platform, when the convention;  meets, which-hall declare as hereto-'  fore and as indicated in   the  call, for:  -V...-   --   Wit*.,..---'  Will find the  Arlington Hotel  ;i  ]ilensaiit |)l:ifc to ?i"p al when Bi  Slocan City.  GETHING & HKNDKRSOX.  Proprietors.  F. U CHRISTIE, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  SOLICITOR, Etc.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  "very Friday at Silverton. SAXD<��X. ii. C  >m  A tai'.ue stock just in.        Don r send on: of rovvn.       We can please yon  in everv way. and arc determined to make the prices low.  wstmc  jalore  The prettiest lot --ver shown in Kootenay.      See them.     Price them.    Send fo friends. Se*v-enth Year.  THE LE1ME, NEW DENVER, B.G., DECEMBER 7. 1899.  THE   OLD,    OI/D   SONGSY  Here is a song that no one sings;  Here are the wordB that'no one knows.  Out of the breath of a thousand springs,  Out of the chill of a thousand snows,  Cometh the song that I sing today,  A song that is new and is Old alway;  A little joy, a little woe,  An unseen path we blindly go,  A little time for weeping.  A little hour to walk or creep,  A little faith but half to keep���  And then there comes the sleeping.  A song that echoes down the years;  A Kong as old as time,is old ;   .  A song we hear with falling tears.  While heads turn gray and hearts grow  cold;  The old;'old song, the song of life,  A chant from out a vale of strife!  A little joy, a little woe,  An unseen path we blindly go,  A little time for weeping.  A little hour to walk or creep.  A little faith but half to'keep���  And then the final sleeping.  TKIAr,S    OF   THK    POET.  A western editor was sitting in his  office one day, when into the room  came a man whose brow was clothed  with thunder, Fiercely sei/.ingachair,  he slammed his hat oii the table, hurled  his umbrella on the floor and sat down.  "Are you the editor," he asked.  "Ves."  ���'Can you read writing!1"  "Of course."  "Read that, then,*' he said, thrusting  at the colonel an eiivolope, ���with an inscription upon it.  "13���," said the colonel, trying to  spell it.  "That's'not a .13, it's an 8," said the  man.  "S; oh, yes: 1 see! Well, it looks  like'Salt for dinner,' or 'souls'of sinners,'" said the colonel.  "No, sir.'* replied the man; "nothing-  of the kind! That's my name���Samuel  H Bnumer. 1 knew yon couldn't read.  1 called to see you about that poem of  mine you printed the other day, on the  'Surcease of Sorrow.'"  "1 don't remember it.'* said the colonel.  ���'Of course yon don't, because it went  into theYpaper under the infamous title  of 'Smearcase To-morrow."  "A blunder of the compositor's I suppose."  "Yes, sir, and that's what I want to  see you about. The way in which that  poem was mutilated was simply scandalous 1 haven't slept a night since.  It exposes me to derision. People  think that 1 am an ass. Let me show  you. The first Ihe, when 1 wrote it,  read in this way:'  "'lam   weary  of  the  tossing of the  ocean as it ���heaves!'  "It is a lovely line, too.    But imagine  my horror, and the anguish of my family, when I opened your paper and saw  the line transformed into:  " 'I am wearing out  my   trousers till  thev're open at the knees!'  ''That is  a   little   too   much.     That  seems to me like, carrying the thinii* an  inch or two too far.  "But look a-lu'.ie at the fourth verse.  That's worse yet:  " "Cast thy pearls before the swine, and  lose theni in the dirt.'  "He sets it up in this fashion:  " 'Cart thy pills before the sunrise, and  love them if they hurt.'  "Now, isn't that a blood-curdling outrage on a man's feeling's***      I'll leave it  to you if it isn't."  "It's hard, that's a fact," said the  colonel.  "And then take the lifth verse. In  the original manuscript it sain, plain as  daylight:  " 'Take away the jingling money;   it is  only glittering dross!'  "In its  printed   form   you made unsay:  "'Takeaway   the tingling honey; put  some flies in for tin- boss "  "By George, I felt like  braining you  with a fire-shovel!      I was never so cut  City Employment Office  IZ ^LCVcIlS  Ol*, Kp'olcuiM-, Wimli.  Telephone. Front 211.  Send us your orders for help.  up in my life.   There, for instance was  the sixth verse.   I wrote:  " 'Lying by a weeping willow, underneath a gentle slope.'  "That is beautiful,1 poetic, affecting.  Now, how" did your vile sheet present it  to the public?  " 'Lying to a weeping widow, to induce  her to elope.'  "Weeping widow, mind you! A  widow! Oh, thunder and lightning!  This is too much!  "I think I have a constitutional right  to murder that compositor;   don't you?''  "T think you have; but he is out just  now.   Come in to-morrow"  "I will." said the poet; "and 1 will  come armed."  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  -KKypt Mineral Claim.  Situate In the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: East of  Mountain Chief. Carpenter Cieek.  "THAKE NOTICE That I, GeorKe H. Avlard.  /*: "^'ejit *V>r John A. Finch. F ree Miners 'Certificate No 21761 A, intend, sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of  ol.taiiiiiifr a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further ta ke notice that action under sec.37  must; be commenced before the issuance of such  Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 30th dav of November, 18!<9.  30-n ���" G. H. AYLARD.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Fairy, Chetopa   and    Opatunka Mineral  Claims.  an  Heber    Fraction   Mineral    Claim.  NOTICE  The Liquor License Act. 189!). of 13. C  THE .following application's for License have  been made and will he considered by the Board  of License Commissioners for the Slocan License  Di3i rict, at ficw Denver, on Friday, the IStli day  of December at 10o'clock a. m.:  LOUIS  LEVESQUE. Robson   hotel, Robson,  Hotel License.  A.   E.  TEETER,   Nelson   Hotel.   Slocan  City,  , Hotel License.  JEFF bX'TY, Slocan Hotel. Sloean City. Hotel  License.  THOMAS   LAKE,   Royal  Hotel License.  ANDREW JACOI3SON & CO., St. .lames Hotel.  New Denver, Hotel License.  THOMAS SLOAN, Victoria Hotel, Slocan City.  Hotel License.  C. \V.  AYLWIN  & CO., Denver. House. New  Denver. Hotel License.'.  GEORGE AYLWIN! Enterprise Hotel, Aylwin.  Hotel License. "  VV.   H.   LAMBERT,   Junction "Hotel,   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, B. C, December 1st, 189it.  CERTIFICATE QF IMPROVEMENTS  Best   Fraction   and   Humphrey   Mineral  Claims.  Hotel,   Slocan   City,  Situate m the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.    Where located: South  of and joining   the  "Rabbit Paw-' Mineral  Claim, near Sandon.  "TUKE NOTICE, That I, A. S. Farwell, acting  ,7~    '^'"-ffei't f"'" the Star Mining and Milling  Co.. Ltd1 Liab'ty, Free Miner's Certificate No.  1.VH8 B, intend, sixty days from the date hereof  to apply to I he Mining Recorder for a Certiiicate  oi Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under t'ec-  tion 37. must be commenced before the issuance  ol such Certiiicate of Iinnrovenients.  n Dated this 22d day of November. i8.'��i.  3,,'11-!�� A. S. FARWELL.  Proinestora   Mineral    Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  JKo'itenay district. Whe e located: Adjoining the Democrat, Twin Lakes Basin.  TAKE NOTICE, That I, Herbert T Twigg,  agent for-John G. Steel, free miner's certiiicate No. 704, intend, 00 days from the date hereof  to apply to the Mining Recorder for Certificates  of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown Grant of ea-h of the above claims.  And further take nOticd that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of such Certificates of Improvements.  Dated this 23d day of November, 1899  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Summit Mineral Claim  Lot 4371.  Adirondack Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: South of  St. John, Idaho Basin.  rpAKE NOTICE, That I Herbert T. Twigg,  I agent for William Hunter. F. M. C. No.  32U84A: Harry Lowe. F. M. C. No. 13!��'7: Walter  Murray, F. M. C. 13988. and Robert Sloan. F. M.  C. No. 13989, 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 (lie above claim.  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 23d day of November. 1899.  '    HERBERT T. TWIGG.  Situate in tho Sloean Mining Division of AVest.  Kootenay District. Where located: In  MeGuigan Basin, adjacent to the Rambler  and Best mines.  ���"PAKE NOTICE That I, Alex Sprout, acling,;u*  1    agent lor the Rambler-Cariboo Mines  Ltd.  F. M.C. No. B.1228!). intend, sixty days from the I  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  a certificate of improvements,-for the purpose of I  obtaining a  crown   grant of the ahove claim,     j  And further take notice that action under Sec. j  37 must be commenced before the issuance of such j  certificate of iinpro.'emeiHs.  Dated this i'7th dav of September. 1S99.  Situate in the Arrow Lake Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located:  On Mineral ("reek,   3i  miles   from Cariboo  : Creek., '  T' AKE NOTICE. Thatl, N. F. Townsend, acting as agent for John H. McDowell. F. M. C.  B.m-il.**; Pat Cuminirham. F.M.C. 34807A., James  Brady. F. M. C. MW! Nelson Deniers, F. M. C.  10797 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 Crown.Grant of the above .claim.  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must, be commenced before the issuance  of such Certiiicate of Improvements.  Dated tliis 25th day of August. A. D. 1899.  30-11 N."F. TOWNSEND.  Lot 2901 -Eldorado Mineral Claim.  Si male in  the Slocan  Mining Division of West  Kootenay   District.      Where    located:      In  Noble V. Gulch about one miJe east of Sandon. adjoining the Mollie. ,  'PAKE NOTICE   that  I.  Robert   E.   Palmer.  1 ' agent'for Edward Malioh, F: M. C. No. 91537,  Harold Selons. F. M. C. No. 98142. and James  Rae, F. M. C. No. 2423 A, in lend, sixty days from  the date hereof to apply,to the Mining Recorder  for a certificate of iinprovcmeiits 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 nth day ol" October. 1899.  R.E. PALMER.  Legal Tender No. :i Mineral  Claim.  Situated in the Slocan City Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located:  About four miles south of Sloean City on the  Government trail.  ���TAKE NOTICE That I, Dan Han Ion, acting as  J an agent for John McLaughlin, free miner's  certificate No. B. 14203, intend, sixty days from  tlie date hereof, to applv to the Mining Kecorder  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.    Where located:  About  half mile southeast of Sandon. adjoining ihe  Richmond and   Hidden   Treasure  mineral  claims.  'PAKE NOTICE That I, Robert E. Palmer, as  1    agent for Eleanor Truax O'Neil. F. M. C. No.  o9274: George Gooderbam.F. M. C. No. B12794,  and the WarEajJo Con. Mining & Development  Co. Ltd, F. M. C. No. B133.57. intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Re  corder 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 liiih day of November. 1899.  11-10 ' R.E. PALMER  CMM&f&i*  and soo line.  Between  >f "Improvements,  for the pur-  a Crown Grant of the above  for a Certificate  pose of obtiiiuiiii  claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 3d day of November, A. I). 1899.  DAN HANLON.  Legal Tender Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: A relocation of Free Coinage near the Noble Five  Mineral Claim.  ���"PAKE NOTICE, That I,Charles S. Rashdall, of  1 New Denver, B. C. acting as agent for  James Wilson, free miner's certificate No.31424A,  James Wilson as administrator ofthe estate of E.  C. Pease, deceased, Lewis W Toms, free miner's  certiiicate B17021 and Caleb A. Freeman, free  miner's certificate No. 33227A. 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 tlie above  claim. , _       .  And further take notice that action, under s*c  tion 37. must be commenced before the issuance  of such Certiiicate of Improvements.  Dated this 1st day of October; 1899.  CHARLES S. RASHDA LL  Alice    Fractional,     Spokane     and     Last  Chance No. 4 Mineral Claims.  The direct route from  Kootenay Country  to all points East and West.  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.  Consolidated   Vei-ffinja,  Klk and Speculator Mineral Claims.  BRICK  FOR   SALE.    '  JOHN   GOETTSCHE,  NEW DENVER.  Situate in the Slocan-Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.     Where located: On the  South Fork of Carpenter Creek.  'PAKE NOTICE that I. Arthur S. F.-irwcllas  L   agent for Harold Selous, F. Al  C. No. 98142,  intend o'O 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 fake notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th day of September, 1S99.  2-11-99 ' A.S. FARWELL.  PHOTOGRAPHERS  LOOK!  Cabinet Solio  1.40, go prepaid  Pilm Cartridges, 3Jx3'.. 75c.  other Suppiii-.**, same rates.  O. STRATHEAI'N,'"'  Kaslo, B. C.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: In  Best Basin.  "TAKE NOTICE, That I, Herbert Twigg, agent  I for James A.McDonell, Free Miner's Certiiicate No. B2(j.r>24, intend, (10 days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  Certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crowii Grant of each of the above  claims.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37. must lie commenced before the  issuance of such certificates of Improvements.  Dated this 12th day of October. 1899.  ol2 HERBERT T. TWIGG.  Hustler Fraction Mineral  Claim.  ���*i.:j*s?i>  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of Vi est  Kootenay District. Where located: Adjoining the. town of Three Forks.  'PAKE NOTICE That I Ernest Harrop. Free  1 Miner's Certificate Nh B14082, recorded holder  of a one-half (.'.) undivided interest, as agent for  Geo. A. Petty, recorded holder of a one-half'(!:)  undivided interest, Free Miner's Certiiicate  B13930, intend sixty days from the date hereof (  to apply to the Mining Recorder, fora certificate  of improvements, for the purpose of obtain  ing Crown a grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 n.ust be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 4th day of October, 1899.  ol2 ERNEST, H ARROP  CONNECTIONS  Revelstoke and main line points.  S:.-..'ik Ply: lv ���DenverC.Sidimr���nr: Daily 15:30k  S:l/ik ex. Sun: lv ?v.Denver Ldg: arex.Sun.1.0:40k  ItOSSI-AND, NKI.S0N  CHOW'S   NEST    HKANCH   AN&  110U.VDAHY COUNTltV.  9.50k ex. Sun: lv N.Denver Ldg: ar ex.Sun 13:30k  TO AND FltO.M SANDON .  15.30k dly lv Denver C. Sdg ar dly 8.55k  13 30k ex Sim lv. .N Denver Ldg.ar ex Sun 9.50k  Ascertain rates and  full  information   hy addressing nearest local agent or���  G. B. GARRETT, Agent New Denver.  W. F. Anderson; Trav.  Pass. Agt.. Nelson.  E. J. Coyle, A. G. P. Agt., Vancouver.  &  SYSTEM.  I The ���  st  <&-<<&  lock ever shown le Sandon  NELSON & FORT SHEPPARD CO.  RED MOUNTAIN RY CO.  The all rail ancl direct-route  between   the  Kootenay  ..District and..  All British Columbia Fonts  Pacific Coast Points  Puget Sound Points-  Eastern Canada and che  United States.  Connects at Spokane with  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY  0. R. R. & NAVIGATION CO.  Leaves Nelson 9:10 a.m.  JA      A  ��L/*-&.'^-*'&/%^'*"fe/**'V*^^  ���^���^^Ji^^ltV^^^^^^^  ^/%^/^/^/^^/^h/^^^/^%^^t^/%^^^^  I  ���a^-% -Xi^^^%^^ ^^^a^rvi'v*^^^^^^^^ -****v*%''*vfe^^  Of Christmas Gifts at the Bazaar. ���   lead the thousand and one  article's, and more to come yet.  l9eQ��9999MQ9G��wm&��m&����9����9  ,~WL  Goo:is of roug:h  ��  -Two-wheel Carts  -Ilay Wagons  -Horse and Cart  -Rocking Horses  -Xohas Ark  Doll Carriairi's  -CliiniH Rattle.*?  -Swiss Chimes  Child's Swinj.'*--  ���Cradles  -Toy  Pianos���3 sizes  -I'rums  ���Carpet ,Sv eepers  -pull 1 louses  Toy Suives  Tny Hanks  1'ony 'Carts  ���Sad Irons  -('o (.'arts  Iron Trains  Mavric Lanterns  Whi.-tle.-  Meelianieal Kimine*-���Train.-  -��� Bin Is- -Animals���Coals  Bellowiti}' Cows  ('rowing Roosters  Barking Hogs  .lumping  Rahl.tits  Soldier's Suits  ���Tin Fish Horns  Toy Watches that run  -Fine Jointed Polls  M.-ips f'tirni.sherl, Tickets .��olrl nnd inforinnf ion' ���"  fjfiven by local mid connecting- line Ticket agents  H. A. JACKSON. G. P. Sc T. A.  Snokaiie. VViish  KOOTENAY     RAILWAY  & NAVIGATION CO.  Operating Kaslo  & Slocan Railway,  International   Navigation **c  Tradinc*   Company,  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. 1:15  p.   m..   arriving- at    aslo at  3:55 p. in.  Wiie YYtp and Saucer Holder's Wire Plate Holders.  Waste Paper Baskets  Straw Cuffs   Straw Shopping Baskets   Straw Work Baskets  Straw Matts, 5 in Set       Fancy Japanese Tra\s  -We have a select lot  -Sizes 2x4���3x5���fxfi���l'x8  ���8x10 and 10x12  -These Rugs have just arrived  -and are very heavy  -and will last a life time  -The patterns were all selected  -and are verv pretty.  | fancy 3wne$e  if Pearl Pen Holders      Gathre  Pencils      Fountain Gold Pens  H? ''A heautil'ul lot of   Ladies'Fancy I'p-to-Pate Purses  |> Fancv Cents' Wallets  jp Something nice, new and tasty in OPAL WARK.  �� Some heautil'ul  painted Flowe." Pots.  $ Bohemian Glass Ware ol' all kinds.  @ Ivory-handle Pinner Knives  0  ��i.  L'uart Bean Pols��� slone  Wedgewood Jugs Hot V.'a-or Ju<_'s  A .-elect lot of Jai'dineres  &bri$ftttfi$ #arci$  is one df our special tie- this year, and are very prei'v  and  catch v.  ��� Polls of till sixes an  u kind  are Popular  '4    ��  v -��� -a ,r>  &  ���Fine Press  Polls  A nice lot of Sleeping I 'oils-  Assorted Poniinns  ���Picture  Blocks���A B G Bloc  -Boys' liaeing Sh-itili-;  -Girls' Light I Lino Sleighs  -Balloon   Lanterns  -Toy Picture Books  ���Linen Picture Books  1X8��,  S8***MIW��e-^��0��������-"^^  k**     f  ��  &.  m^IM3M Q&ws\u Postoffice,  ��  a*  $  -is  #  66  <@  ���a  ������Fancy Tea Sets   o-piece. Sets   7-piee.e Sets   1 l-pi-.'i-.- Sets   Jl-'-jiieeci Sets   -Very heaat.ifully decoialcd   '���){]{[ decorated p ate--, cup.-*  ���-and saucers   Fruit Pishes   Tea Pius  - ���- \ a**i.'s anil ('h.iciilal'-*   lies   These Moods are all imported   j'.,<m Japan   and are L-enuw-e.  -l-Ieineniher tliis large  -.--iin*l* ni  X mas ( 'oods al  -'i'he Ba.-.aa:   is tlie only s'o.!;  -ol' new solids in the ci ��� \-  -ill!.-- year ,;;; oui line.  ��  INTERN ATION AL   N A VIG A-TION.  & TRADING CO.-,   operating on  Kootenay Lake and River.  s. s. ixternation'al.  Leaves Kaslo for- Nelson at (i:00"a-,  m., daily except Sunday. Returning-  leaves Nelson at 4:30 p. ni.. calling-  at Balfour, Pilot Bay, 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  Tuesdav 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.  LARDO-DUNCAX  DIVISION".  Steamer International leaves Kaslo  for Lardo aYid Argenta at, 8:15 p. m.  Wednesdays and Fridays.     Steamer  Alberta leaves Kaslo fur  Lardo and  Argenta at 8 p.m. Sundays  Steamers call at principal landings  in both directions, and at other points  when signalled.  Tickets sol - to all points i :��� Ca ada  and the United Statas. To ascertain  rates and full information-,   address   -  Rohert [rvixg,  Manager.  S. Camimjrix, Kaslo, B. C.  Freight and Ticket. Ayt.,   Sandon.  A  ��� W<  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  ''" :1|,'i   '���'    ''''I   f,"ll!-<i;...*.-MI     |.    hits    Vi;i   f ";> !t.-l l>i .:;  .-Mill   Alll,-lll-;oi lilms.        .(,,,   iv      |-,,i-    >;i|iin--   .i a,.s  i'.-i!'���--��� tii-U.-i-,-u:��l   :ni|  iii:'-.!-.,,..ij,,i;   |., :r,iv r  i.;. i- i.AiaiK'rr.  I'   I'. K. .\^i.|.i. \cu- Dcnvfir.  vv   ''    '- ,-'iiii,-ii,inc*'. .-;. s. s. aim.. WinMipe  iC^i',     I (i\ :-   !��������� :  TUIli  last   Vi-;i i  DIG MILLOY,  J. & R. D. CAMERON,    j te?  Tailors. Sandon. i ^-M  fl>f'<l��<J  i^?'"^��.-fi  i<^^"<^SC>���>-8<^'# <jwa<l  -that we an-  -selling at  prices  -too cheap tn tni'lit a c  iS)  �� '  Utnrxs  M  ROSSLAND.  .'���;���*       -J*        J",*!5ffi-1       J THE LEDQE, NEW DENVER, B.C.,   DECEMBER 7,  1899.  Seventh Yeah  wisdom: persoxifiki).  This Transvaal White's a duffer, and our  Otis is a dub;  I'd whip Com Paul with half the men,  win Luzon with a club.  If Buller had a little sense,if Lawton had  my head,  The wars would both be ended and rebellion would be dead.  If Bryan   my   advice   had   asked Ohio  would be his;  Nebraska'd  be McKinley's if he'd only  known his "biz;"  Tho czar might gobble China if he'd stop  to ask me how;  If Wilhelm  would but heed  my words  he'd rule all Europe now.  Sir Thomas could  have won  the cup if  he had talked with me;  I could have kept the  Charleston safely  floating on the sea;  Wisconsin could have won from   Yale if  she'd known what to do,  And I don't mind admitting that I could  have told her, too.  I am a man you all  have met; vou  see  me every day;  No matter what is  to be done, I always  know the way;  No matter what another's  done, I think  you will recall  I could have done it better; I'm the man  who knows it all.  ���Chicago Post.  RKDUCINU    SULPHUR     OBK.  Sew Inventions.  Consul Hungartner writes from Catania that tha method generally used in  Sicily for rhe reduction of sulphur is  very primitive. The kiln is built into  the ground to a depth of from six to nine  feet, the walls being of masonry and cylindrical in shape, with a sloping floor of  stone and gypsum. When the calcarone,  or kiln, is filled the ore in the bottom is  ; in large pieces, so that there may be no  impediment to the olid (Sicilian term  for molten sulphur) running out, and  the pieces of ore become gradually smaller until the top of the calcarone is  reached. The ore is then heaped up in  the form of a large cone, and is covered  with turf, sand, and refuse from former  fusions, in order to prevent loss and to  protect it somewhat from the elements.  Durine the filling process several air  shafts are placed into the ore, by means  of which the fire is communicated thereto, and through combustion of the mineral itself the whole mass melts, this  process lasting from ten to twenty  days. A small hole is made in the lowest point of the wall, through which the  liquid sulphur runs, and is taken off into  square wooden forms, containing from  130 to 170 pounds of sulphur. This is  continued day by day, until all of the  sulphur is extracted.  The capacity of tlie kilns varies from  7,000 to 52,500 cubic feet, and one fusion  of a large calcarone lasts three months.  Oue great disadvantage of this system is  the damage to vegetation by sulphur  fumes. The calcarone is allowed by law  to be in operation only from June 2S to  Dec. 31.    For the holiday trade Williams has  provided a choice stock of fruit, nuts  and confectionery. These goods are all  manufactured and grown especially for  the padding of stockings on Christmas  Eve.   Lady���Well, what are you willing to  do for that dinner?  Sandy Pikes���Allow me to make a  propysition, mum. Yeh fill yer husband's meerschaum wid imported fine  cut, an' den I'll rid yer wardrobes of  moths by blowin'smoke through de keyhole.  Christmas will soon be in town and  Nesbitt has a stock of fruit and confectionery suitable for the occasion.  Below is a list of new inventions ic-  cently patented by various inventors,  through the agency of Messrs Marion  & Marion, New York Life building,  Montreal:  M. A. Carbonneau, Yamachiche. P.Q.,  fastening device for shoes; A. Wood,  Folkestone, England, improvements in  harness; Joseph Rey, Joliette, P.Q., ice  tongs; R. E. Gengo, Kingston, Ont., ash  sifter; James Matthews, Acton West,  Ont., rein holder; James Mocrody, Temple. England, preservation of eggs; H.  Lemieux, Montreal, improvements in  pipes; A. Forland, Ste. Marie Beauce,  P.Q., advertising signs; F. X. Drolet,  Quebec, valve gear for engine; Alfred  Pageau, Montreal, automatic valve leg-  ulator; J. W. Murray. St. George, N.B.,  window sashes; Rev. Arthur Guindon,  Montreal, rotary engine.  Oranges from Japan and other climes  can be procured at Williams'. He does  not want the earth, but he would like a  portion of the Slocan trade.  It was General Custer who said, some  thirty years ago, that warfare in a mountainous country was almost impossible  without the aid of mules. In view of the  things that resultad from a mule stampede near Ladysmith, the other day, the  British war office will probably rank  Custer as an American humorist of malicious disposition.  There was an old Mule from Missouri  Who shot his hind limb out likb fury;  A Zulu said'-There!"  As he went through the air,  "Dat mule's a lalapaluly."  Pipes and pouches of the best makes  at Williams'. They are suitable for  presents.  Slocan City  Furnishes accommodations  to the traveling public  equal to any on Sloc.m  Lake. Comfortable beds  and tasty meals. The best  brands of liquors and  cigars on the market.  THOS. LAKE, Prop.  J  ��  Produce  Co'y  Wholesale  BUTTER  EGGS  CHEESE  GREEN FRUIT'S  CURED MEATS  VEGETABLES  Shippers of the  Early Breakfast  Brand of Bacon.  A gentleman said to a minister, "When  do you expect to  see Deacon  S. again?"  "Never!" said the minister in a solemn manner, "the deacon is in heaven."  Williams has received a consignment  of Olympia oysters, which he deals out  in the form of cocktails that the multitude appreciate.  New Denver  Transportation  & Light Co.  PALMA ANGRIGNON, PROPRIETOR.  Fall  Underwear  Something* t at will keep  you warm and free from  cold, at prices lower than  ever offered before���at  HOBEN'S general store.  For  Groceries ��� fresh,  clean, the best put up, j  ���you will get the best:  service    at   HOBEN'S. j  o     ...    Supplies for the hills, the i  cabin,   boarding house,  hotel   and   home,    you  will find complete in all  lines, at reduced prices  Full stocks carried at  Nelson and Rossland.  Mail orders solicited.  California  Wine Co.,  Suitings  <*s&w%^^  *www*  Boys,  my  Over=  coatings  will just  suit you.  Prices low  o my  Patrons  in the Slocan  I have opened my Tailoring- establishment in'  Nelson and am prepared'  to fill all orders with neat-!  ness and dispatch. Most!  o stylish Suitings and workmanship guaranteed.  When in Nelson call and i  inspect stock, or write me(  and I will call on you with  sample: of g-oods in  my  trip  through   tbe Slocan  which I contemplate mak-<  ing in a short time.  Hoping to   be favored'  1 with your orders, I am���  Yours truly,  E. J. Robie!  I The Tailor.     Nelson, B.C.  ^^%^%%>lVVI%*VV^%>Vi%-!  NELSON, B.C,  Wholesale  Dealers in  AT HOBEN'S  and  Mail orders.  New Denver, B. C.  General Draying: Mining: Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.  Saddle Horses and Pack Animals.  Feed Stables at New Denver.  "This room is very close," remarked  the guest to the head waiter. "Can't I  have a little fresh air ?"  "One air!'' yelled the obliging waiter.  "Fresh."  W. F. Teetzel  & Co.  JOHN WILLIAMS  Dealer in  IMPORTED  AND DOMESTIC CIGARS  ANDTOBACCOES,  PIPES, &C.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confection-  erv and Fruit.  The 8=hour  Has been on shift in the  Slocan for many weeks,  but it has not injured the j  quality of the beverages [  in the Ivanhoe at San-1  don. Nearly every- i  thing is new around this i  old-time tavern except j  the whiskey and the I  landlord. j  Dick Orando,  for further information.  BATHS IN CONNECTION.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  J.K.CLARK,  MINES  and MINING  Reports, Examinations and Management.  Choice Wines  Fragrant  Cigars.  Write for Prices.  Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenay  CANADA DRUG & BOOK CO.,  Jobbers and Retail Dealers in  DRUGS,  WALLPAPER,  STATIONERY,  MUSICAL GOODS-  NELSON, B. C.  ffWfffffffff-lfffffWff  NELSON, B.C.  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Agents for B. (J. Sugar Refinerv and Royal  City. Planing Mills."'  E. M. BRINDLE  Watchmaker  and Jeweler  NEW DENVER.  B. C.  PHOTOGRAPHERS  tVANCOUVER and NELSON,  B.C. *^  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 ancl first-class din'.ns* room.        Sample rooms  for commercial men RATES, $2 PER DAY  ���'    '    ���    ��� MRS. E. C. CLARKE, Prop., Late of tlie Royal Hotel Calgary.  Baker St., Kelson, B. C.  NELSON  Carrv a complete stock of  IT1 TLX IS, 1ST X T TLX IRL IE  and solicit orders from any part of the province.     Write for prices.  FRED J. SQUIRE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  New Denver.  Orders by mail receive prompt attention.  Dealers in  Assayers' Supplies  Cor.  Kauer ���iikI Josephine Sts.  Nelson, B.  C.  Mcpherson & croft,  J. E. Angrignon  The Leading  Hairdresser  Bosun Block, New Denver, B.C.  Full Line  of Suitins**s and  Trouserings aW ays on hand.  E B. Dlilllop  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  Children's Hair Cutting: a Special y.  SLOCAN   CITY,  B. C.  Hauling and Packing to Mines,  and general local business.  WOOD    AND    COAL     FOR     SALE  New  Denver,  K.  C.  H.-D. CURTIS,  Notary Public.  Mines;   Real   Estate;   Insurance;  accountant.  Abstracts of Title Furnished,  SLOGAN CITY, B. C.  NOTICE.  flHAS. E. STRICKLAND will collect all ae-  \J   counts due me and give receipt for the same.  VT     ^ P. A. MUNRO.  New Denver, Sept. 14.189!).  1*  Established in Nelson 1890.  in variety  Correct  Perfect  in quality  in. finish  "P    G. FAUQUIER,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Watch repairing a specialty.  As we only employ first-class  jewelers, all work guaranteed.  Mail orders receive our prompt  attention.  We are now ro.ai.-y with  our complete stock, iVhich*  has no equal in the Province:  Diamonds of all sizes .  Watches in gold & silver  Clocks and Lamps  Austrian Art Goods  Ebony Goods of all kinds  Sterling Silver Novelties  Cut Glass  Hollow Ware [Plate  Meriden  Britannia Silver  Karn Pianos  Sewing Machines   Raymond, White,  Wheeler & Wilson,  Domestic,  All   the   leading   machines of America.  All go>ds guaranteed for  Al quality at���  J.  W. S. Drkwhy  Kaslo. B.C  H. T. Twiar  New Denver, B.C.  HOTEL  JOHN V. PERKS, Prop.  HEATKD BV l_| r^-r AID  and Electric II'! M ��� f\  B''ll-< and Light in every n>mn....  Largrt and well lighted Suniule Rooms  Hourly Strict Car 1 riwoen hotel and  Station.    Krccliiis nici'is all trains   Rea-onalili! Uati-s.  REVELSTOKE  Night grill room in connection for the  convenience of guests arriving and departing by night ' i :iins  DREWRY& TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  /tSTRashdall & Fauquier, Agents.  J-JOWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S M. London, Engr  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties   examined    and   reported   on   for   n  tending purchasers.  Assay office and  Chemical   Laboratory. Bellevue ave. New Denver. B C.  ){_ L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. C.  Branch offi.ee at New Denver every  Saturday.

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