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 Volume VII.   No   20.  NEW DENVER, B. C, FEBRUARY 15, 1900.  Price, $2 00 Year  SLOGAN GAMP NEWS!  LOCAL    CHIT-CHAT.  This is the week of carnival at Rossland.  The Miners' Union cleared $35 on  their recent masquerade ball.  W. Andergon and wife returned on  Sunday from their eastern visit.  The license commissioners of the  Slocan will meet hereon the 26th.  Pete Angrignon has secured two carloads of fine ice from Summit lake.  Genelle's sawmill, Nakusp, will resume operations in the early spring-.  The smallpox patient at Rossland  turns out to be a case of chicken-pox.  I). Mclntyro and J; Lind will be back  from their Ontario visit about the 1st of  March.  Six men* came in from the,coast on  Sunday and went down to the Enterprise next day.  Rev. Mr. Duncan will conduct divine:  service at the Presbyterian church next  Sunday morning.  Henry Stege has got in a carload of  ice from Summit lake, for the use of his  summer patrons.  A large number of young people from  here participated in the dance at Silver-,  ton last Thursday.  Harold Sands, a coast journalist, will  try his hand in directing* the destinies  of the Kootenaian.  Yesterday was St. Valentine's .'day.  Old Val was in South Africa this year,  so did not call here.  The north half of the Colville reservation, in Washington, will be opened  for settlement in April.  Local contributors to the Canadian  Patriotic Fund are: H. Twigg, S.10; W.  Hunter, SIC; W. R. Will, SI.  A new boiler and engine have arrived  for tlie pleasure boat Alert. It is powerful enough for a torpedo destroyer.-  Services will , be held in- Stephen's  church next Sunday, both morning and  evening'.    Rev. 0. F. Yates, pastor. <  Kaslo has four representatives in  Strathcoua's horse���H. T. \Villiains, F.  Loekhart, A. C. Pearson and A. G.  Pinder.  Williams has baths for sale. . They  are pleasant and easy to'obtain, and  cost but-the small sum of 50 cents, soap  included. ' -     ��  T;hqre pit>mises,to ;be.a-j-vOo'd* famine  in town, the supply on hand of the seasoned article being''-sufficient only for  three weeks.      .  There are less vacant houses in town  -now than last fall. , Several new. families have taken up their residence here  during tiie winter..     _      --,..'���   ,  Miss Iv. Anderson has returned from  an enjoyable. visit, among' friends and  relatives in. western Ontario. Her father came with her.  G. P. Ford,''formerly Employed at the  Bosun, and one of the New Denver  football team last season, has gone to  South Africa to kill Boers.  James English went to Nelson last  week to try and get a. position, in the  ranks of Strathcoua's Horse. Ife arrived half an hour too late.  Work on the second lead furnace at  the Trail smeller has been started and a  number of men will be employed in the.  building of it for some weeks. ' ���    ���  Mrs. A. [-1. Biuemenauer, wife of  Manager Biuemenauer of the Hartney,  and family, arrived in town on Thursday, to take up their residence here.  Frank Shook, formerly dispenser at  the hospital, is again on duty at that  institution after a year's absence on the  coast, having returned on Tuesday.  The Slocan labor trouble appears to  be under consideration by the IJnions,  and it is supposed that a settlement will  be arrived at this -week. Something-  should be done before the situation  grows worse.  The K. of P. are working industriously on the arrangements for their anniversary ball, on the22nd inst. Everything points to a great crowd and a  huge success, surpassing all   previous  efforts. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Millward,  of Nelson, and Prof. Zimmerman, of  Silverton, will furnish the music for the  occasion.  The Australian Novelty Co., who  were to have shown in the Bosun hall  on Monday and Tuesday evenings, failed to materialize, which was a blessing.  When the labor question has finally  been settled, it will be in order for the  OHtentatious I-told-you-sos to tell in that  patronizing way how they brought it  about.  Prof. MacEwen, the world's greatest  hypnotist, held forth in the Bosun hall  Fridayr and Saturday evenings He put  up .a good show and was greeted with  large audiences.  New Denver may be remote from the  great centres of commerce, but that  facti does:not prevent' Williams from  keeping peanuts that are already shell-  ed,.and ready to be roasted.  At Edmonton it is reported there are  several cases of smallpox at Nelson. At  Nelson it is reported there are several  liars in .Edmonton. Nelson has had  nearly everything else except the scab  disease.  It is said that a wonderful discovery  of gold has been made near Elk Cit.y.in  Idaho. Hark! was that the roar of the  usual spring' boom, or just the wind  whistling through some old boomer's  whiskers?  A.fly so minute as to be almost invisible ran three inches in ha I fa second,  and was calculated to make 540 steps  in the time a healthy man would  breathe once A man with proportionate agility could run 21 miles in a minute.  my*  sip  hew Detwer Patriotic Concert, to U  held to-night in Bosun Rail  Itifc  The Galena Mines Company is the  name of the new corporation controlling  the Galena Farm, and is formed by C  S. Eltinge, Charles Dawson, J. D. Sherwood, Jules Goodrich, Clarence Teasdale  and Dudley D. Lancaster. 'The capital  stock is $150,000.  The rapidly increasing shipment of  ore from the bisrmines -is having the. desired effect upon the'country. A better  feeling prevails in business', and...social  circles, and the Camp is fast approaching  the good old stage of the good old times  of the good old long ago. Let soreheads  crawl into their holes.   -,   '-. '.*      ;  New Denverites returning from the  Boundary camps, state that with all the  bustle and boom there, the country is  not in as good condition either for labor  or capitaka,s.,the Slocan is ' today. All  that is necessary to bring to this camp  labor and capital in abundance is the  settlement of the labor trouble. Already  the tendancy of travel and..business is  this way.  While you are hanging on by sheer  doggednes's and waiting far,.your town  and business to improve! it!is the era vest  mistakes to withdraw your support from  the local newspaper'in order to economize. That paper is the window, through  which the passing 'throng sizes' up conditions. If the panes be small and dirty,  and an old hat has taken the place of  glass.in.the-sash hero and there, no one  will be tempted to look in. Make your  local paper robust and healthy by giving j  it. liberal support-  Much has been said by the few all-  wise individuals in the Slocan about tIio  "harm'-' the 'newspapers ''of the camp  have done ' by" supporting- the laboring7  classes in the struggle now ending.  These wiseacres have worn their trousers  bare holding down office and barroom  chairs by warm fires which they never  pay for. drinking and eating at the expense oi" some hardworking, uncomplaining individual, and doing nothing  but whine, while the newspapers of the  camp have striven hard and earnestly  to bring about a settlement that would  be most advantageous to th�� business  interests of the camp and the working  men in it. The newspapers have a hard  enough hole to drill without being  condemned and damned by pin-headed,  knife-seam souled individuals whoseonly  excuse for living is that nobody considers them worth skinning.  Curtain  Raiser���"Red,   White  and  Blue," -..... .-....:. N. D. Band  Chairman's address W. H. Sandiford  Chorus���"The Maple Leaf,".... .Company  Solo ..: Geo. Wilson  Duett���"Soldiers of the Queen,"    Messrs. Brindle and Gibbs  Solo���"Three Jolly Britons," ..W. J. Twiss  Instrumental Selection... .N. D. Orchestra  Solo .: J. C. Harris  Recitation��� 'Absent-Minded Beggar'    Rev. A. E. Roberts  Piano Duett, Mesdames Brindle and Moran  Solo���"Canadian   Marching Song,"    C. H. Srnitheringale  Interval  Chorus���"British Grenadiers,". .-Company  Solo���"Land of the Maple," ... .Miss Purdy  Reading���"Glencoe, 'J Rev. C. Fj Yates  Solo���"Hail Canada,'',...".'.. C. F. Nelson  16. Chorus���"Tommy Atkins,";.... .Company  17. Solo���"Just as the Sun: Went Down"  ..:.....'......; ,i C. E. Smitheringale  Short Speech. ' Alex. Sproat  Solo ...:/..... Geo. Wilson  Instrumental Selection..'. .N. D. Orchestra  Camp Scene of.'Canadian Soldiers in  South   Africa���Choruses,    "Tenting  Tonight,"    "The Tarpaulin Jacket," '       -  Etc Company  God Save the Queen.  Mrs. A. Brindle, accompanist.  2.  3-  4-  5-  6.  7-  8.  9-  :IO.  II.  I?  13  r.4  15  18.  19-  20.  21.  1V-.M'  lip  mm  Mm  Concert commences  at 8:15  p.   m.    General  admission, 50c.    After the concert a social dance  StOOAN     3I1NKKAT.     KH��AT  The Payne raised the record last week  uul shipped 31.0 tons.  Work is to be -resumed on the Last  Chance with a full force.  The recent heavy fall of snow has  been a great boon to rawinders.  The Vancouver entered the shipping  list last week and exported 20 tons.; '1, .  ��� Fourteen inches of clean ore has been  struck in.the main, tunnel oj.i..the Hew-  Sixteen .men are working on tiie Donnelley groupand  two new tunnels are  being' driven. -,-   -    ...   ,.,,.,..  '-,'>,���   : ��� :���:. H >!���'<-.-.;.���'!/*..?  The first ore from-.thc -Hartney-- was  ra winded into town-on Mori day. Two  carloads will be shipped..      -  The ledge has been crosscut in tlie  lower working's on the Marioivwith a  fair showing ..of'ore.. The strike will  greatly benefit Silver mountain .properties.  Work was resumed on the Bosun on I  Thursday last, and quite a force is now  employed. It is the.intention to increase'  the number  of  men  to  the  limit  and i  make heavy  shipments.    The compromise scale of $:���>.25 is being paid.  C.IMI'    35>.NSKH-:i.n    STK1KK. !  SLOCAN  CITY   .NKWS IN  1JK1KF.  THEYWILLAND WON'T!  and a slight disturbance at the Ymir,  we have no evidence of labor troubles.  The Silver King has simply been gouged out to keep the big Hall Mines smelter furnaces going, and  this suicidal  system has had the result long predicted  by mining men���namely,, the closing  down of the mine.   The trouble is that  the mine is managed from a London  office by men who may be excellent  financiers, but who are not fitted to run  a big mine.   When the mine passes into  the hands of men who understand mining and smelting,- it will becoma a big  property and will make the name of  Nelson famous.   It has the vein and  richness necessary to a great mine, but  it needs some miner-like development.  Meantime Nelson suffers a blow through  the mismanagement.   I want to   emphasize the fact that the district is all  right; that no other mines there are  talking of stopping, and we-have some  very good ones, and that labor troubles  should   noc be blamed for   faults not  chargeable to that account.    I believe  that the disputes that have hampered  mining in the Slocan  will  soon be settled, and that we shall speedily see that  district a scene of busy activity."  W. G. McGregor returned Tuesday  from n trip to eastern points.  Mrs. McGregor and family returned  Saturday from "a lengthy visit to the  coast.  J.C. Shook and wife returned Friday  from Toronto,-where they spent the  holidav season.  ., Two carloads of., ore, consisting ot 40'  toils, w'as'shipped" Monday-to'the Trail  swelter by the Arlington-. -;'-'   -���  The Springer creek wagon road is in  such bad repair that--sleigJi.s.ean .only  g;et up as far as;the(lirst -bridge,.. ;      ,,   .  The Black Prince  has 1000 sacks of  ore down on the  wharf  now, and they  expect to ship a carload in a few da vs.  '���. ��� ���   '   <���<'������     '  ���-The miners'ball, to  be given Friday  night, should not be missed, as everyone is sure to" have a'good time who  attends.    ��� ' -'   ���       ��� ,  The Methodist concert given in the  Music Hall Tuesday night, Oth inst .was  a great success. Tin; audience, was  large and appreciative.  A large contingent went up from here,  on Thursday, to  attend   the ball in Sil-j  vrrhin   that  night, and , report having-1  had a vi-rv enjovahlo time. j  The labor trouble in the Slocan is not | hampered mining in the Nelson district,  yet settled.   The reason is simply be-j Beyond a little flurry at the Athabasca  cause the mine managers demand the  Union to make an abject and complete  surrender, which the Union refuses to  do.  As a result of the citizens' meeting,  held last week in Sandon, the Miners'  Union held a convention  at that place,  on Friday and Saturday, for the sole  and express purpose of effecting a settlement.   A delegation from the Union  visited the citizens' committee and stated their readiness to meet with the executive committee of the Silver Lead  Mines Association.   The chairman of  the citizens' committee asked the managers' committee to meet the   Union  delegation.   This the managers refused  absolutely to do.-   The Union men then  visited the members of the managers'  committee individually and.asked for a  conference.   They each and severally  refused, and said they would only speak  for themselves as individuals   to the  Union  committee as individuals, and  would have nothing to do with them as  representatives of the Union, or as representatives of the miners of the district.    As  individual   mine   managers  they said their mines were open to any  man at $3.25 a shift.   How. long this  scale would be maintained was a matter that should be left entirely with  them . as   individual   mine   managers.  They would give  neither the   Union  committee nor the citizens' committee  any   guarantee   that,  the   S3 25   scale  would be maintained by them, and they  spoke for themselves only and not as  representatives   of   the    Silver   Lead  Mines Association.  The executive committees of the several Miners' Unions have been in session since last week and are doing  everything- in their power to bring-  about a settlement of the trouble. If  tiie Silver Lead Mines Association will  meet with the Union, as requested by  the citizens' committee,the matter could  be permanently settled at once.  The Union believes that its members  should be given .some guarantee that  the compromise, scale wiil be maintained, before they reduce-the.Union scale.  There, are between 700 .and S00 Union  men now employed in the several independent mines in the camp at $:���$ 50 per  shift, against 100 men employed in the  Association mines at S3.-25, and the Union does not feel justified .in reducing  .the earnings, of its members without  some., assurance from the Association  that the compromise figure will be permanent, ;it least for a Year.  SI.OCAN    ORE    SHIPMENTS.  The total amount of ore shipped from  the Slocan from January 1,. 1899, to  June 30, 1899, was 15,113 tons. From  July 1, 1899, to Dec. 31, 1899, the shipments were 4,310 tons. Following are  the shipments from Januarv 1, 1900, to  Feb. 10:  Payne.   American Boy ���  Queen  Bess   Kambl<"r   Surprise   Luckv Jim   Floricla...:   B'i.��im   Kniily Edith   V:iii��Hivt;r   Arlington   Week  .   310  20  40  Total ions   370  Total  875  ���10  201  238  20  20  ���10  20  20  (50  1GG7  FOREMAN   KOISI5KTS   EXPLAIXS.  I'.OS.HN"    JUNKS    MEETIN<J.  The following letter explains itself:���  Editor Ledo*: :  Sir,���You can inform the editor of the  Silvertonian .that the foreman of the  Knterpr-isc is a practical miner, and he  need not worry nor lose any sleep while  waiting- to hear of an accident at the  Enterprise mine If he wants any references, he can have all he wants. We  expect to commence shipping'ore this  week, and have 25. m'..n at work here  now.  Very Truly Yours.  ������ ��������� Wm.- i-iOmerts, .Foreman.  Enterprise Mine, Feb.-13, 1900.     .  <;  CO ]'"'(!  Age  and  A. Pinkerton. the,  News of a rich strike in (Jump Mansfield lias been received. The strike was  made on the Tony, one of the Laudi  grout) of claims. ��� The-.Kitchener glacier  covers part of this claim, .and, same:  time before leaving for,England, Ernest  ���\l. I.-audi's eh'irinee'r, directed'  t.wo representatives of S.lnrnn City ac-  cciited for Strai'hconu's Horse, left hen  lasr Friday to join tin'! contingent  Their many.frienils bore will watch with  interest, tln-ir career in South Africa, and  wish tliem a safe return.  Mansfield, M. I.-audi's ehirinee'r, directed | hossland   minks   (t.osk.  :i tunnel to be driven   under   the sdacier !    following one of several Ji:.c!i-g' ade ; Kosslund has suffered a hard blow dur-1  stringers of ore, which, it was thought, ��� ing the past week, owiuu to the partial;  were offshoots'of a considerable body of shut down of the W:\r J'';igle, Centre Star j  ore. Mis expectation has been realized. | and Le Roi. Something like 5(10 men |  After the tunnel had-been driven a little i were laid off. This action is not due to  over (i0 feet a bodv of high-grade ore two j labor troubles; or the eight-hour law, but  The first general or statutory meeting  of the shareholders of the Bosun Mines,  'Ltd., was held in London, on January  -23. E. L. Heatley, chairman of the  company, who presided,mentioned that  7,500 shares, offered for the purpose of  providing the working- capital, had been  fully subscribed and allotted. No machinery is iv.<inired for the property because the ore is shipped direct to the,  sujclters, and the working- capita! is no  doubt ample for all purposes. The. mine  is regarded as a particularly good one.  it litis a small capitalization, too small  in one speaker's���T.J. Lcudrmn���opiu-j tj1(1 InjniSf(.r  ion, but that would mean larger divi-'  dends.    Ho said:  ''There, had been a Jot of work doue  on the, Bosun, and almost all of the  work    which    was   in   solid   rock   had  Ho Wanted th<;  ISreoks.  A leading-citizen in a 'little towii'in.  tlie north of Scotland was asked to take,  the, office of elder in the kirk. He  .seemed re.hietant to accept the office till  a wag, who knew his weakness, whispered to him that if he became elder he  would get X'5 and a pair of trousers at  the end of the year. Tho year passed  away and, when the promised garment  did not appear, the elder went to the  minister and   said: -'1   haven't got   the  breeks   vet,'  'What    breek.'  ked  !eet m width was stria:  Uos-UuihI v)r��!  Shipments.  Appended is a detailed statement of  the Rossland camp's output for the  week ending Feb. !):���Le Roi 2180 tons,  War Eagle 1510, Centre Star S'iS, Iron  Mask 93; being a total of 4960 tons.  From the first^f the year the shipments  amount to 30,019 tons.  is, states the several managers, caused  by the installation of new machinery.  It will give the affected properties an  opportunity to do some sadly needed  development also. The shut down will  extend over several months.  Japan will not restore captured ships  to China, but will sell her new ally  2-10,000 -Mauser rifles and 24,000,000  rounds of ammunition at a low rate.  .shown ore oi very ni.gti giaUe; in tact,  the Bosun ore was the highest grade of  any property in the Siocan cninj), and  wry lit tie -if it had been sloped out, so  that ir was practically a virgin mine,  and if i hey never g'ot a pound of ore  from the. Fidelity they had a mine in  the Bosun.'' The proceedings closed  with the usual vote of thanks.  WUtit itosy Says.  (). M. Rosendale said to a Spokane  reporter recently: "It is nil error to  charge the shutting down of the Silver  King mine at Nelson to labor troubles.  The fact is that the mine is out of ore  reserves.    Labor  troubles  have never  The elder explained and  tlie minister smiled and declared that  the, promise was only a silly joke.' The  elder expressed great disappointment  about the trousers, and was turning  away, when the minister said: "You  seem to care more about the breeks  than about the, moneyr"' "Oh. ay! the  iV pun," replied the. elder; "i just helpt  liiasel' to that i'ra the plate."  The most continental region  globe..���farthest removed from an  ��� lies in central Asia, south <  Shan. It lies below the h-v  ocean, and the Russian govei i  established a meteorological  there.  on  the  i s;  e,a n  i~  .10-  ..-  t iie  ���II!  litis  sta  t ion  Charcoal is the gi eat Italian fuel.  Naples alone consuming 4n.o.i > tons of  wood charcoal, at a cost of from Sl't to  $20 per ton, the national oeiMimption  being 700,000 tons. THE LEDGE, NEvV^ DKNVER, B.C., FEBRUARY 15,  1<J0<>.  Seventh Yeab  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERV, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months ? .75  six       "       : 1.25  Twelve  "  2.00  Three yeab's - 5-00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Cjrrespondence from every partof the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest  ���Sandon. Give us, gentle reader,  plenty of sweet remarks, but remember while they stir our soul, there is  nothing that, gladdens the heart  much more than the sight of dollars  that are crisp and green to look at.  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15. 1900.  FBOMTHE KHITOK'S UVTMSK STOPE.  Canada operates a telegraph line to  Dawson. Why not operate all lines  in the Dominion, and give the people  the benefit?  Canada can spend millions in sending soldiers to South Africa, but it  cannot spend a dollar towards the establishment of iji mint.  Canada operates its own postoffice,  and pays ten times too much, for  carrying its mails. Why not. run  the railroads, and give the masses a  chance? _______  Buller no doubt thinks he is up  against a hard proposition, but he  never ran a paper in the Slocan at  the tail end of an eight-months'struggle between labor and capital.  "He was Shot in Old Kentucky,"  ought to be a popular song in the  state where water is almost unknown,  and the blue grass sways with the  southern breeze, while noble horses  prance on the veldt, and pretty  women make bandages while their  men are off shooting, a few people  who differ with them in politics.  The world is full of faint hearts.  Editors find this out when times grow  slightly like adamant. Then papers  are supposed to live upon hope and  wind until the sun of prosperity  thaws out those who think only of  self. Hope and wind are essential in  their places, but as an article of diet  we cannot recommend them to the  general public.  The Province of B. C. gave %\u  Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway  700,000 acres of land. In return we  get an indifferent service aod high  rates. Why not own the road instead  of giving away the people's land for  the benefit of a few pampered lords  ot capital. In the future the country  should be saved for the people and  not given into the hands of a few.  Canada seems to be going mad  over the South African war. It is  allright to be represented in the fight  but when it comes to raising tens of  thousands of volunteers and expending millions of money it is time to  halt. Our Dominion government has  no vote on this, war, and until England urges us, we see no necessity of  doing any more, simply to please a  large number of people who wish to  wade in Boer blood.  A subscriber, writing from an Ontario village close to the Quebec line,  says the following: "After an absence of ten years I find many  changes. Most of the English speaking families have left these parts,  and the French-Canadian predominates. Nearly all of them sympathize  with the Boers, and as far as I can  learn they are taught by the priest to  hope and pray for the defeat of the  British and dismemberment of the  Empire. Such disloyalty should not  be tolerated." This may be so, but  as the Boer hates Catholics, we do not  see why Canadian priests should wish  them success. Their success would  make it hard for priests in the Transvaal.  BUIXD    UP    TKS    MIXE.  At a recent meeting in  Kaslo a  delegation was appointed to proceed  to Victoria and ask for $10,000 to extend the. wagon road along the South  Fork of Kaslo creek to Camp Mansfield.    It is allright for Kaslo people  to exert themselves tor the upbuilding  of their town, but in a case of this  kind they have no right to run to the  public crib   for   the  money.     The  natural outlet for Camp Mansfield is a  road along Ten Mile creek.     From |  the end of the present road along that  creek an extension of ten miles uver  an easy grade would give access to  all the properties at the  head of Ten  Mile,   Kokanee,    Granite,   Fennell,  Springer and Lemon creeks.      If the  Government has any  money tor wagon   roads   they   should   expend  it  where it will do the most good, and  not to please any town 2-1 miles distant.    The Government should look  into these matters before the money  is granted.  mko  omtreal  J-fitablislied 1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    : 1,102,792.72  HEAD    OFFICK,   MONTREAL.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Rofal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  ���-..,- E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches ia all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  E. PITT, Manager  <-^M-tg^aa ���M -���! XU IBBTytll HJ \jj tm__l^^___J  ____J TCI HHIBWr ViH_MHmy��H vwi %m^miv vtrwm^tmvmifPfim^/tjfffimsif^t  !  {  STILl.gHANGS    FIKK  ��� ���������  �����*����  The authorities in Switzerland vrill  not allow a man to enter a saloon or'  restaurant if he is in debt. They  claim that a man should pay his debts  before he drinks wine,, beer or coffee.  If that law. was iu force in Canada,  our police force would have to be  materially increased. The men who  owe us the longest are generally the  fellows who spend so much time looking at the sediment in the bottom of  whiskey glasses that they have no  time to dig up collateral for other  purposes.  A meeting of the License Commissioners is to be held in  New Denver  to  receive  applications   for licenses  from hotel men at  New Denver, Mc-  Guigan and Slocan City.    The notice  calling   the   meeting   appears   in a  little   amateur   paper at   Silverton,  which is evidence that Bob Green  believes in looking after his friends,  provided the Government foots the  bill,    It is not every  legislator who  would   be so considerate   after  the  election.    Most of them,   if money is  to be wasted, spread it out in larger  doses.  We receive many sweet words of  praise for our work on this paper,  and occasionally money. We appreciate the kind words and have several barrels of them stored in our  memory, while in the bank we only  have seven dollars. Sweet words are  to the soul as the perfume of the rose  is to the sense of smell. Both very  pleasant, but as a stomachic application they are not worth a whoop in  Doomed Paul: "Ve ought to haf Joe Martin mit  us, Jouby.    He is von smart Canadian."  Joubert:   Vy, Paul; vat haf he done?"  Paul: "He haf a legislative laundry, and washes <  Cotton.    He also told somedings erboud how der ;  Feenance Minester got avay mit a freight train in '  Kolerado.      He don'd tell, vedder Cotton paid der \  conductor or had a pass.     Der peoples in B. 0. are \  much oxcited ofer dis.     Dey vant to know vedder j  Cotton came into der country on his uppers,  or i  vedder he paid his fare.       Joe ought to dell der '/  peoples all dese dings, because dey is of such im- j  bordance to der country.       Der whole Province is j  suffering for lack of such information.     Joe might  dig up der ancestry of all der members.     Der  peoples pays for der legislature and shud haf some-  dings for der money."  Joubert: "Dot vas so. Der brands of legislashon  vas oful poor in B. C, und dey ought to get somedings  like dis to help oud. If Joe starts in und vashes  der back life of all dose members, vat a long clothes ;  line he vill haf to get:"  Paul: "Py shimmy! Dot eight-hour law in B. 0.  mustpe von horrible ting." :  Joubert: "Vy?":        ���.���".���> :.'���..,.���';  Paul: "Pecause eferyding vat happens is blamed,  on dot law. Ef Buller had/efer heard of it he might  say dot it keeps him oudof Ladyschmidt.''  Joubert: "I see py a special from Dree Forks dot  der is a quarantine against Spokane at Nordport.  I dinks, Paul, ve shud put up a quarantine against  der British. Dey haf had so much death mit dem  lately dot ve are liable to catch it ef dey get pehind  dis kopje."  Paul: "I vill tink erboud dot. Hond me dot gin  bottle.    I vant a drink."  Joubert: "Der gin is all gone und der is no more  to be got."  Paul: "I haf ofden heard, but nefer pefore dis  drying moment did I realize vat Sherman meant  vhen he uttered dem vords, "Varishell." I pelieve  dot he vas righdt."  Joubert: "Der are funny peoples in der Slocan. ,  Dey von't shoot rock for less deii $3.50 a day, but '  dey vill come oud here und shoot Boers for less den i  50 cents a shift; und vork 26-hour shifts for der ;  same pay. Dis vorld has many vonders all der time ]  mit us." j  Paul; "If dose Canucks don'd quvit coming ofer j  here I vill send a regiment to raid der Slocan."  Joubert: "Dot vould pe ho use to do."  Paul: "Vy?"  Joubert: "Pecause der alien law vould shut dem  bud." :k.  Paul: "Veil, let us turn in und dream aboud;how  many dimes Buller crossed der Tugela in der newspapers."  The    discussion    on      the    labor  trouble grows wearisome.    Tlie mine  managers as individuals offer $3.25  a day for eight-hour shifts,   but as  members of the , Silver Lead  Mines  Association they will not confer with  the   Union,   nor   with   the  Citizens'  committee,   and  promise absolutely  nothing.    The   Union  naturally objects to doing  business in  this high-  handedjmanner.     It   is   ready  and  willing  and anxious to   accept the  compromise scale  when  the offer is  made by the Managers' Association  before theJiUnion or the Citizens' committee, with some assurance that the  offer is made in good faith;   but it  does not feel justified in reducing the  Union scale with no guarantee that  the compromise scale will be niain-  jtained any length of time.     When it  lis considered that fully  TOO Union  j miners arelemployed in  the camp at  J $3.50  a shift,   against possibly  100  non-union men at $3 or $3.25 a shift,  the justice of the Union's contention  is apparent, and the injustice ot the  dictatorial policy   of  the managers  is plainly visible.  The Citizens' committee did good  work at Sandon and there is every  promise that success will yet crown  their effortsrif the managers do not  repeat the mistake they made last;  June. There is no doubt that the;  mine managers as individuals are!  anxious to resume work and continue j  in harmony with their workmen, but  as an Association they are following  a course that if persisted in is sure to  cause more or less trouble all the  time.  3VEeOgtllu.i__.d_v Co.,  SLOCAN CITY, B. C.  WARE  Heavy and Shelf Hardware.       Jessop's and Canton Drill  Steel.       Stoves. Tin and Granite Ware.  We are handling all kinds of  LOSBVES  Blasting, Mining and Sporting Powders.    Also Blacksmith's  Coal.    Lumber, Sash and Doors.  NEW DENVER,  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  HENRY STEGE, --        -        -       -     '- Proprietor.  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Has ample *.ucommod��tiona for a large number of i*sople.     The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dining; Room i* provided with everything in the market  Sample Rooins for Commercial Travelers. ,      ',.,  John Buckley, Prop.  GRAND  HOTEL  New Denver, B.C.  A.J ACOBSON & CO., Prop*  Best meals  in the city���Comfortable rooms���Bar replete with the best of  Liquors and Cigars���Best service throughout.  Will be given by  Slocan City  ion  In Schonberg.'s Hall  on  Friday Eve, Feb. 16,1900  Commencing: at 9 o'clock.     All are  cordially.invited to attend.  Tickets, including supper, $2,50.  Hill Bros.  Manufacturers'ol  AV  . S. Dbewky  Kaslo, B.C  H.T.Twigo  New Denver, B.C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyor*.  Civil and Kininfc Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  jarRashdali _ Fauquier. Agents.  THKIK   NKRVE    IS    VISIBLE.  The Kaslo Board ot Trade wish to  knife the eight-hour law.     They petition the local legislature to do away  with   the  penalties   attached to  it,  which, of course, would make the law  inoperative.     The Coast papers in  commenting upon the petition  mention Kaslo as  the principal town in  the Slocan mining division.     As a  matter of fact, Kaslo is not and never  was in this division.     Its citizens by  their energy, while other towns were  asleep, built up a town upon its proximity to the Slocan.    They now wish  to dictate in a matter that should be  settled by the towns in  the Slocan.  When we  want the . eight-hour lav/  repealed we will   present a petition  signed by miners,   and  not try a lot  of  counter-jumpers   and dealers   in  commercial     commodities.       These  kind of folk  better   attend   to  their  own business and they  will be more  highly appreciated.    The law is here  to stay, and wages as well as everything else must be adjusted to suit it.  Since January 1, 1899, England has  built for other countries 121 ships, valued at $13,583,770.  When on Bellevue avenue do not (  overlook Nesbitt's store. It is in the)  Bosun block. \  J\l L.; GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B.C.  Branch office at New Denver every  Saturday.  F. L. CHRISTIE, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  SOLICITOR, Etc.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Every Friday :it Silverwm. SANDON, B. C  Prospectors,  and  Shingles  Orders  shipped to all ��� parts  Country.     Mill at head  ���Slocan Lake. ���  of the  of  Postoffice address, Rosebery.  The  Nakusp.  Is a comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougald/  ��  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. SIPPRELL, B.A.B.D.,  New Westminster.  All classes of learning may be had In tb_ the  only college of Its kind in the west.  J.K.CLARK,  MINES  ANDMINING  Reports, Examinations and Management.  NEW DENVER,   -   B.OC.  Absolutely the finest and best sc lected stock ever shown in the Slocan -Nothing like it ever carried by us���No better carried in  stock by representative wall paper dealers in tlie Eastern or Coast cities.       We have learned from experience  that the people ot the Slocan want THE BEST in all lines.        What used to do will not satisfy now,  and we are buying liberally of  patrons what they want.  Beautify the Home.  THE BEST goods manufactured in order to give our  Our new stock of wall paper should be inspected  The expense will be insignificant as compared with the comfort and pleasure to be derived form it.  of what the cost would be to re-paper the wall of your rooms.  Let us giye you an estimate  7 Seventh Year.  THE LEDttE, NEW UENVEH, B.C., FEBRUARY 15  1900.  O the little old town that I left one day,  Because it was quiet, still  Has the name that it had when I went away,  And stands on the same old hill;  But the ones that were dear in the little old town,  With its one wide street running up and down,  Have ceased to sit on the porches where  The roses were trained to climb;  They have ceased to sew and whittle there,  As they did in the dear old time.  The little old church with its wooden sheds  Still stands as it stood of yore; [heads  But the ones who knelt and who bowed their  Are worshiping there no more ! [name  And the little old school where I carved ray  On the home-made desk stands just the same���  But the boys who are batting the ball today  And the little maids, fair and free, s  Are not the children who used to play   ���'���'',  On the common there with me !  The little old house, so dear, so dear,  Stands just where it used to stand;  But not for many and many a year  Has the latch obeyed her .hand���  The hand in which my hand was laid  When my first few faltering steps were made-  And in the little old parlor there,  O'erlooking the little lawn,  Another sits in her easy chair  And hears the clock tick on.  O the little old town .that 1 left one day,  Because it was quiet, still  Has the name it had when I went away,  And stands on the same old hill; [to see  But the friends that I've, traveled "back home"  Are gone or else are but strangers to me,  And over the doors of the little old stores  Are names that I never knew, [here  And the dreani that was dear of the "old home'1  Can never, alas, come true !  Pathos and fun for Old and Young  A    TKAOBOV    OF    THK    WAH  "'Eavy fighting'!    'Ere y'are, sir,  Second Hextry Heveniri' Noos!"  Cried  a ragged" little  urchin,  boasting  neither hat nor shoes.  I watched his  perseverance us his shivered in the cold,  And tried to count  the  coppers for the  papers he had sold.  He must   have seen  me  standing, and  came over with a run ;  " 'Ere y'are, sir! Second Hextry:  Yuss, the British troops 'as won.  Thank'ee, sir! its wort a  penny, an'it  wont go to the pub;  There's the kid and  muvver waitin' till  I bring 'em home the grub.  What, 'arfa dollar?   S'elp me;   are you  the Prince of Wiles,  Or maybe Barin  Rofschild,  what they  writes about in tiles?  Gawd bless yer, Kernel, this 'ere means  a bit o' fire for weeks,  And summat'ot for muvver!"  and the  tears ran down his cheeks.  "The old gal won't think I've pinched it  'cos she knows I'm runnin' strite  Why, ahe'd git a fit of fright,, sir, if I  only styed out lite!  Battle, sir? Well, I believe yer!   Here's  a full Hat o' the dead;  My farrer's out there fightin,' so 1 'as to  earn the bread.  Yus,  I alius takes a copy   'ouie, "and  muvver reads the list  Ter   see   if   farver'a   number's   in   the  wounded, killed or rniased.  No, sir, I ain't no scholard,  Dut I gets a  pal to see  Before I tikes a paper  'ome,  for aeven-  nine-sixty-three.  Would you mind just a-lookin' for me?  'Ullo!    Wot mikes ver cry?  'Ave you found out you've lost a pal?  Well, some as got to die.  Wot?   You've got my faver'a number!  No^!   For   Gawd's   sike   a'y   ybu'ro  kiddin'!".   .,..  He dropped his papera in the street,  his  little face was hidden,  Then lifting up his head, he cried,   "Oh  tell us it's anuvver!  I can't go 'ome and  break  the noos, its  sure to settle muvver."  WHAT   SOUTH    AKKICA    IS.  The   Five East   Const Landing  Modern   Conveiiinnces.  Places���  You hind in south Africa at the foot  of a mountain 3,(500 feet hig-h. They  call it Table Mountain, and the veil of  mist that, excepting- on very clear days  overhangs it, South Africans are pleased to term the "Tablecloth." Presenting-a front of solid rock 1,000 feet in  height, perpendicular as a wall, and for  half a mile on top level, this mountain  affords the best natural signboard on  earth. Time and again .have English  firms attempted with fabulous sums, to  secure it for advertising purposes, but,  as yet, there has been no'such defacement.  Table Mountain mark, the tip end of  the dark continent. Below it nestles  6he city of Cape Town, a beautiful bay  stretching out into the foreground. On  the west the mountain breaks off very  abruptly, and the railway skirts about  it to the interior. On the east it slopes  off into a hilly,' picturesque formation,  known as the "Lion's Back," and then  gradually rising into the. Drakenburg  mountains. This is the only great  mountain range south of the Zambesi,  and by noting its location one may understand in a trice just what South  Africa is geographically.  Steaming along the east coast from  Cape Colony northerly, you have the  Drakenburg in view nearly all the  way to Beira. a distance of 2,000 miles.  In Cape Colony and Natal the mountains in many places dip to the water's  edge, and with a field glass one may  see on their crags and peaks smoke  curling up from the native villages, in  Portugese territory the mountains recede slightly from the coast, and at  Delegoa Bay there is an intervening  Htretch of lowland twenty miles wide.  At Beira this has increased to 60 miles.  At the Zambesi the Drakenburg terminates.  To get into the interior of South Africa from any of the five east coast landing places���Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban, Delagoa Bay and Beira���  one must cross a short extent of lowland and then ascend steep mountains.  Having arrived there, the traveller is  conscious of little or no descent, rive-  sixths of the whole interior being a vast  plateau that extends to the Zambesi on  the north and to the Atlantic on the  west, and varies in altitude from 8,000  to ft, 000 feet above, sea level. A fringe  of tropical country, where bloom the  magnolia and  the rose, where;  flourish  the banana; the cotton, and the tea  plant; a long stretch of mountains running parallel to the Indian ocean, the  highest peaks of which are capped with  snow, and in whose valle.ys wave tracts  of wheat and corn; a vast prairie, studded here and there with patches of  scrub woodland, mission stations and  vast farms with millions of sheep and  cattle grazing thereon; a few thousand  hamlets scattered like oases over a great  landscape made black by the native  Africans who live in thatched huts, and  wear but a breech clout; a dozen large  towns where is heard the clang  of the American trolley cars and the  clatter of the police patrol, and about  which men cluster as flies gather to, a  jar of .sweets; the remnants of a once  mighty zoological garden, including  many leopards, beautiful and lithe, baboons, antelopes, jackals and crocodiles  and a less number of hippototami and  giraffes; some iron ore, some coal, some  copper, and a little silver; forty miles of  gold and one hundred acres of diamonds.  That is South Africa.  A    BABBACK-KOOJt    BALLAD.  fuss abaht poor  in  the  KRUOBR'S TEN COMMANDMENTS.  1.  no other president  Thou shalt have  but me.  n..  Thou shalt not tak* unto thyself any  Britisher: not on my lands, or under  my lands, or by the waters above. I  anv a jealous} man, but they hate me;  and I shall show no mercy unto the  thousanas that surround me, and not  keep my command.  ���  y--y    ' . in.  Thou shalt not take the name of Oom  Paul Kruger in vain; for I am a jealous  and upright man.  IV  Remttinber to keep open the Sabbath  day, by going' to church; and take thy  Bible with thee���even though thou do-  est all manner of work after���thou, thy  son, thy daughter, nor thy Kaffir. Lord  help a Britisher hanging around my  gates; for this is my country, and I  harrowed it.  V.  Honor Oom   Paul   Kruger, pay your  taxes and see that the Britisher pays  his, that thy days may belong upon the  rV'y all  this bloomin'  Tommy?  W'v all this bally nonsense  " Press?  It's wery 'ard for me to understand it,  But niy schoolin's been neglected,   1  confess.  They stand me drinks till Fin a blarsted  goner,  An' puff me till  my 'ead begins to  swell;  An' makes me feel as if I was Sir Red-  vers,  A-drivin' o' the en'my dahn to 'ell.  The   girls,   too���bless   their   'earts!    I  loves 'em dearly���  Are softer than they've been for many  a day,  An' kiss me just as if I was a kiddie,  An' blest if I can tear myself away.  They 'opes 1 won't be shot by Kruger's  "'��� Maxims,  An'sent with all my sins to "Kingdom come."  They'd rather I'd come back to dear  old England,  An' make 'em 'appy in some little  .; 'ome.  Still, I  sometimes thinks this  sudden  bu'sto'glory  Is just a bit o' sentimental fad;  For in times o' peace I ain't no gallant  'ero,  But am looked upon as something o'  a cad. ��� ������    .  w'at is called God-  Army  I ain't a-reckoned  ' fearin',  Like some: ov 'em Salvation  ,folk; u  In short, I's just a common private soldier���  ,   A good-fqr-nothin', lazy kindo' bloke.  Well, I mav be that, and more, it don't.  much matter,  '-.-..-  ;  To battle for my country I'll soon go;  An'w'ere the shot an' shell  is ragin'  thickest,  ! It's there I'll be a-fightin' or the foe.  The  a blessed  bullet  Transvaal,  that I giveth thee.  VI.  no murder���  Thou shalt do no murder���to thine  own people���but if a Britisher crosses  thy path, take your little Bible in one  hand, your sword in tho other.  VII.  Thou shall not commit thyself by any  degree of malice or hatred���only when  you show the white rag.  VIII.  Thou shalt not steal amongst thine  own people���but when strangers come  within our borders take all you can, for  my sake and the government's.  Boers may  put  through me,  An'  send me to the hangels in  the  sky;  An' if 1 comes 'ome they'll pin a medal  to ine,  Then in some wretched work-'ouselet  me die.  Still, I'd  rather  fall  a-fightiw' for my  ��� country  In the trenches with my  comrades,  true and brave,  Than perish on a miserable pension,  An' be  buried in a British pauper's  grave.  IX.  HOW    BRITISH    SOLDIKKS    DIE.  Among the battle accounts from  South African war correspondents received by way of London, is a story  from Bennett Burleigh, representative  of the London Daily Telegraph,dealing  with Col. Long's daring but unfortunate artillery movements at the battle  ofColensb. , It eqntains the following  vivid portrayal:���  "As the men were being shot down  very rapidly, Col. Hunt advised that'it  would be better to abandon the guns.  He himself had just been shot through  both legs. Long's reply was: 'We never  abandon guns.' Subsequently Col.Hunt'  called attention to the fact that there  was no use firing. There were scarcely  Thou shalt bear false witness against I an.V men left and next to no ammuni-  ...V neighbor. ! tion.   ;After that an order was givento  X. ''     ��� ' ��� abandon  the guns.   They had for an  t>u~.. ���u ,h   ,.���,*-n        ���  ,,     ,   , ! hour been   fighting in  the face of the  1 hou shalt covet thvneigbbors house i ,. ,    .,   ,      ,     ,   ,  ,������ . .    i    j   k;       ���*       ?��� u-   I fiercest fusuade the batterv ever en-  also his  land, his mines, his ox, or his '  M'.__ -f I    .      r> .... i ! dured.    > et, even then, all  was   not  ass���or anvthing, if he is a Britisher.     ! ,     , ...  "  ' over, for four men persisted in serving  wobsk  than   htm.. ! two guns and remaining beside their  pair carried the  George A. Gouin, over in Calgary, last  fall loved a married woman more well  than wisely. The husband leaded  George with a six-shooter one day. After  George got well he moved to Innisfail.  The male citizens of that town did not  want him to stay; afraid of competition, probably, so they got up a petition  asking him to leave the burg. The Free  Lance says that John Thompson ex-1 through and through by Boer bullets,  pressed himself ae follows regarding the | Thus. I say, by the light of all my ex-  two guns and  cannon.    (>ne of either  shell, the others laid and fired their beloved 15-pounders  ���'But two men were left. They continued the unequal battle. They exhausted the ordinary ammunition, and  finally drew upon'and fired the emergency round of case, their last shot.  Then they stood at attention beside the  gun, and  an  instant later fell pierced  petition :  "It's nothing but a piece of impertinence," said the genial John, "and if a  man handed that thing to me (referring  to petition) I'd take no notice of it.  There are plenty of men down on that  petition worse than Gouin, and 1 can  prove it."  "But Mr. Thompson, our four ministers have signed it."  "What in h��� do 1 care for those ministers.    Every one is a d sight worse  than Gouin."  This is Gouin it pretty strong.  ; perience in war,  these gunners of ours  | are men who deserve monuments over  ' their graves, and even Victoria crosses  in their coffins."  New   Inventions.  Below is a list of new inventions le-  cently patented by various inventors,  through the agency of .Messrs. Marion  & Marion. New York Life building,  Montreal:  Canada���Pierre Trotier, St. Vincent  de Paul, cigar vendint machine:'Geo.  Smith,   Alberni,  B.C..   baby   carriage I  spring; James Dorsey, Toronto, churn  power; Henry Smith, Chemainus, B.C.,  attachment for wagon gear United  States���James Drink water, Winchester,  Ont., nut lock; James Rogers, Asotin,  Wash., driving mechanism for bicycles;  Delphi1* Denin, St. Benoit, Que , potato  digger; William Rundle and James  Mason, Portage La Prairie, band cutter; J. Letourneau. Montreal, ribbon  measuring machine.  PASSING   NOTES   OF    INTEREST.  Russia has (550,000 princes ��� and other  hereditary nobles.  In London there is almost an hour,1  less da\*Hght at midsummer than   in  Glasgow.  To patent an invention all over the  world costs about $15,000. This means  in 64 countries.  An eminent American scientist claims  to have discovered that the earth is 500,-  000,000 years old.       ,  London has 13,564 policemen, or 19 to  the square mile. Sixty per cent of them  are on ffjght duty.  The sun began shining 32,000,000 j  year8 ago, and it is estimated it is good -j  for 2,000,000.years more. j  In. 1897 1509 tigers were killed, in Inr j  dia, 4608 leopards, 2053 bears, 3142)  wolvesjvknd 105,000 snakes. I  Of the world's annual yield of petro- j  leum, amounting to 5,000,000 gallons, j  the United States produces half.' i  The British empire has a papulation ,;  of 400,000,000; of this number 40,405,000 j  are in /Europe; 308,300,000 in Asia; 45,-1  000,000'jiii Africa, including Egypt; 7,-  100,0O0Vin American colonies, and 5,-1  500,000,in Oceanica.  ,' Willa^rnS'iMways keeps 'the bahn'eu oilJ  the outer wall in the way of advertising'.  He sells;'goodgoods,and will eventually  make a fortune if he keeps up his present system of letting the world know  that he is alive, and not buried under  the ancient method of doing business  without advertising. See. his pipes.  They are lallapillipzers and don't you  forget it.  cent, on its capital stock of f?l00.000,000  during 1900. The Standard has raised  the price of refined oil, which will add  about $30,000,000 annually to the revenue  of the company. It is said that the visible supply of crude oil in the United  States has not been so small in twenty  years as it is at the present time, and  that the trust holds a complete corner  on the market.  Men may come and men may go, but  Williams is alwav.s at the old stand,  ready to deal out candy, fruit, cigars,  tobacco, or anything he has in the shop  for an ordinary amount of the article  that moves the world and millions wor  ship.    Money is its plain name  HEWER & CROFT,  Hauling and Packing to Mines,  and general local business.  WOOD    AND    COAL    FOR    SALE  New Denver, JB. C.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Monitor Mineral Claim.  Shunt): in tin! Sloean  Mining' Division  of West  Kootenay Distiiet.    Wlierr: located:  South  of Three Forks townsite.  'PAKE NOTICE that  I. Herbert T.Twigg. as  I    n��ent for George A. Petty, F. M. Cert. No.  1.1980, Eleanor J. Kendall, P. M. Cert. No. 13875,  and Alfred it. Fingland,  P. M. Cert. No. 13874,  intend,     sixty    days   from    the   date    hereof  to apply to tlie Mining Recorder for a certificate  of  improvements,  for  the   purpose   of obtaining Crown a grant of the above c*iirn.  And further take notice that action under section 87 ri.list be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this Uth day of January. 1900.  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  United Kinpirc Mineral  Claim.  Situate in the Slocan City   Mining  Division of  West  Kootenay   District.     Where located:  On tho north side of Ten Mile Creek about;  seven miles from Slocan lake ,  TAKE NOTICE Thut I, R. W. Gordoi,. F. M.  1 C. No. .1!)632A. acting for myself and as  agent for H. \V. Kent, F.M.C. No. 69280. Thomas  Dunn, P. M. C.No. 201G��, J. H. Ward, F.M.C.'  No. 19137a, and Geo. Williamson. P.M. C.No.,  1492911, intend, sixty days from the date hereof  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtain-,  ing a Crown Grant of the above claim. '  And further take notice that action under  Section 37 must he commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improven.cnts.  Dated this 29th dav of October, 1899.  12-28 * R. W. GORDON.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Victor Mineral Claim.  Standard oil stock has sold at ��520 a  share recently on rumor that the company is to pay dividends equal to 45 per  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On  the South Fork of .Carpenter creek, about a  mile from Sandon, opposite mouth of Noble  PiveGulch.a relocation of the St. Paul No. 2.  TAKE NOTICE That I. James Marshall, free  1 miner's certificate Nc. 19G04A, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of the above claim. '  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  '  Dated .this 7th. day of December, 1899  12-14    ; JAMES MARSHALL.  St. Clair Mineral Claim.  That Kitchener Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay   District. Where     located:  Mowich Slide, Carpenter creek.  TAKE NOTICE That I, Herbert T. Twiggy,  1 agent for Jas. H. Moran, Free Miner's Certificate No. 139f4, and Charles W. Greenlee,  F. M. C.No. 13972. intend, sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a crown  grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under Sec.  37 must be commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements.  Dated this 2] ��. day of December. 1899.  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  J  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located:  On the South Fork of Carpenter Creek, about  three miles up from Cody, B..C  TAKE NOTICE That I, E. M. Quirk, free  miner's certificate No. 26501, intend, GO days'  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements for  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the  above claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 roust be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  ��� Dated this 15th day of January,, 1900. 1-18-,  Proihestora   Mineral    Claim. '  Situate in the Arrow Lake Mining Division of  West Koote.iay District. Where located:  On Mineral Creek, 3} miles from Cariboo  Creek.  TAKE NOTICE, That I, N. P. Townsend, acting hs agent for John H. McDowell, F. M. C.  B.13518; Fat Cumingham, F.M.C. 348G7A., James  Brady. F. M.C. 96157 Nelson Deiners, F.M.C.  10797 A, and Frank H. Bourne. F. M. C.  10825a. intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate  of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 25th day of August. A. D. 18!i9.  30-11 N. F. TOWNSEND.  Sundown  Fraction Mineral  Claim.  Situated in the Slocan City Mining Division of  West Kootenay District,. Where located:  On r,hc north side of Lemon Creek, opposite  the mouth of Summit creek.  TAKE NOTICE that I. Dan Hanlon, acting as  I an agent for J. D. Wallace F M. C. No.  22503A: W. B. Willcox. F. M. C. No. B2C6G8: JET.  J. Robertson, F. M.C. No. Bl-1224; WilliamColp-  nian. F. M. C. No. 23259A; John Roland Stilt, F.  M. C. No. B8H98, and Herbert Bunting, P. M. C.  No. BG2C4, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to " the Mining Recorder  for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 19th day of December, 1899.  DAN HANLON-  HE art of printing has  made   startling   ad-  , vancement in recent  vears. The old faces are  passing away: the old style  of razzle-dazzle printing is  no longer popular. Everything today must be clean-  cut, well-balanced, and at the  same time sufficiently ornamental  to   "catch  the eve."I  'HAT'S the kind of work  that we do in the Job  Department of The Ledge.  Up-to-date in everything.  We please our customers, and  as a result we never lose one  until they die. As to prices,  we can give you the lowest.  We print anything in the  commercial line. Mail orders  attended to promptly.  ?liili_iiii^  ANDSOO LINE.  Between  ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC  The direct route from  Kootenay Country  to all points East and West.  First-Class Sleepers on all trains lrom  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.  CONNECTIONS  Revelstoke and main line points.  8:5.')k Dly: lv ���Denver O. Sidinp���ar: Daily lfl:80fc  8:1.1k ex. Sun: lv Iv.Denver Ldfr: arex.Suii.l.'iMok  ROSKI.ANI),   NKI.SON   CHOW'S   NEST    HHANCH   AND  IKIUNDARV COCNTKT.  9.50k ex.  Son: Iv N.Denver Ldfi: ar ex.Sun l.'l.3i>k  TO ANI> KKOM SANDON  l.l.iink (iiy lv Deliver C. Sd�� ar dly s.ftik  13 v!0k ex Sun lv..X Denver I.dfr.ar ex Sun !i.5ok  Ascertain rates and   full   information    l.y a<i  dressing nearest local npent or���  C. B. OARRETT, Ap;nl New Denver.  VV. K.   Anderson.  Tniv.   I'as.*.   Atrt.. Nelson.  K. ���/. Coyle. A. O. I'. Ai,'t.. Vancouver.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  To and from Kiiropean   points via Canadian  and American lines.     Apply    fur  sailing dates  rates, tickets anil   full   information   to  any (1.  Ry agenlor���  C.  B. tiARRETT.  ('. 1'. R. Aeeut. New Denver.  \V. 1'. K. CiimmiiiKS, S. S. S. Aj.rt... \V iniu'i t. THE LEDGrE, NEW DENVER, B.C., FEBRUARY 15,  1900.  Seventh Year  A    SMALL   BIT    or   BUNTING.  'Tis only a small bit of bunting,  Tis only an' old colored rag;  Yet thousands have died for its honor,  And shed their best blood for the flag.  It's charged with  the cross of  St.   An-  Which  of old Scotland's heroes  has | heroes.    It will develop more.   The bat-  The war in Africa has developed some  led;  It carries the cross of St. Patrick,  For   which   Ireland's   bravest   have  bled.  on  our own British  on   white  Joined with  these  ensign,  St. George's white   cross  field,'  'Round  which  from   King   Richard   to  Wolseley,  Britons   conquer   or   die,   but   ne'^r  yield.  It floats o'er Cvprus and Malta,  O'er Canada", the Indies, Hong Kong,  And Britons, where'er the flag flieth,  Claim the rights which to Britons belong. '���>-.'..  It flutters triumphant o'er ocean,  As free as the wind and the wave,  And bondsmen from  shackles unloosened  'Neath  its   shadows   no   longer   are  slave.  We hoist it to show our devotion  To our Queen, our country, our laws;  It's the outward and visible emblem  Of advancement and liberty's cause.  You may say it's an  old bit of bunting,  You may call it an old colored rag;  But freedom has made it majestic,  And time has ennobled the flag.  _��   A    CURIOUS    SPECTACLE.  A mountain, which has been on fire  for more than a hundred years, is situated just west of Newcastle, Col. So  close is it, says the Kansas City World,  that its shadow envelops the town at 5  p. m. at this time of year, and yet the  people hereabouts think no more of il  than of the beautiful Grand river which  washes the feet of the huge pile where  the fire has burned so long. To the  tenderfoot, however, the glittering  patches of deep red fire, where it breaks  out on the side of the mountain and is  exposed to view, there is nothing in all  the state quite its equal.  The fire is fed by a big vein of coal  which the mountain contains. Just how  the coal became ignited is not known.  The oldest resident says it was on fire  when he came, and , the Ute Indians,  who once lived there, say it was burning  many years before the first white man  crossed the continental divide. The supposition is that the coal was ignited by a  forest fire at an early date in the present  century. It has smouldered and steadily burned until this day. Atnightwhen  the moon is dark is the best time to see  the fire. Then it is that it resembles  the regions of inferno as given us in the  word-painting of Dante. The earth covering the coal is loosened by the heat  and falls away, exposing the sheet of  fire.  ' Efforts have been made to extinguish  the fire. Some time ago a company  which owns a large amount of coal land  constructed a ditch from a point several  miles above the mountain, into which it  succeeded in turning the water which  goes to form Elk creek.  Previously a shaft had been sunk in  the mountain and into the shaft the  water was permitted to flow. The shaft  was soon filled, but the fire was above  the level of the water, and the effort  was a failure.  tie field hero, and the hero that sits in  his snug arm chair at home, are different forms of life, perhaps, but heroes  just the same.  Here's a pair telling how they would run  things���if they were there.  a: ~  drinkers are highly unpleasant. A few  draughts produce decided symptoms of  gastric catarrh, and further indulgence  may lead to serious illness, and even to  death. Professor Koeppe has vouchsafed the explanation that the water is  dangerous simply because it is too pure.  Unless previously saturated to a-certain  extent with mineral or organic matter,  water attracts to itself the salts contained in the cells of the mucous membrane, and this latter suffers deterioration,resulting in inflammatory mischief.  This is why it is unsafe to drink the  rills that trickle from a snowfield or a  glacier.       'J_   Big 'Watermelon Patch.  George Miller, proprietor of the famous "101" ranch in the Ponca reservation, near White Eagle, Okla., is said to  be the most extensive watermelon  grower in the world. His patch is 480  acres in extent, and in one corner of it  is a sign which says: "Five Dollars Fine  for any Man That Drives Past Here  Without Taking a Melon." Miller shipped 200 cars of melons to northern cities  last season.  Buckingham palace has a scent fountain which, on state occasions, is fed by  eau de cologne.  Established in Nelson 1890.  Most complete  and up-to-date stock  of Jewelry in the  Kootenays.  This one would point Tommy Atkins to  Christ���if he were there.  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 Ivan hoe at Sandon. Nearly everything is new around this  old-time tavern except  the whiskey and the  landlord.  Dick Orando,  for further information.  Watch repairing a specialty  As we only employ first-class  jewelers, all work guaranteed.  Mail orders receive our prompt  attention.  T��  The Kootenay Jeweler,  NELSON, JB. O.  Q. B. flatthews,  Sells the  Best Cigars in  NELSON  QUEEN'S HOTEL  THE  K  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  Another would give the Boers hell-  were there.  -if he  FBC1T GKOWDT, INT THK   BOimilKY.  Stanley Muir of Grand Forks, and  Matthew Rurrell of Grimsby, Ont., have  just purchased 150 acres of land from  John Manly of the former town. The  land formed part of Mr. Manley's ranch,  and is four miles from Grand Forks.  The object of the purchasers is to establish a nursery,, where .fruit' trees, ornamental shrubs and flowers will.be grown  on an extensive scale, and sold to the  residents of this part of. British Columbia. They will go extensively into fruit  growing, and general gardening.  The Grimsby district, from which Mr.  . Burrell comes, is noted for its mai'nifi-  cent peaches and other fruits,' and, it is  probable that that gentleman is an experienced fruit grower, and also that he  will be followed to the west by other  fruit growers from the same district.   .-  Parts of several  of  the  othei ranches  in  the   neighborhood   of   Grand  Forks  have been subdivided  into ten-acre lots,  find these lots have   found a ready sale,  as it is considered that  there  will be an  unlimited market for  fruit,   vegetables,  etc., iu this   part  of  British   Columbia.  There will also'he a   permanent and immense market in   .Manitoba,   Assinibo'm  and Alberta, for all the fruit that ean lie  grown in British Columbia, and we. have  no doubt that all the go;>d   l.-nid    in   the  southern pari of this   province, wi!! some  day lie devoted to fruit-^rowin^.     A-- the  wheat growers and   tbe   i-aUle   raiseisoi  the prairies   increase   i:i    j'rei-1k-ritv and  wealth, they will be able to ji;>y i'ur more  and more fruit, and will _la<ily buy more.  No   peaches,    p"ar.��,    grapes,    apricots.,  prunes or other   fruits   recj uininr a mud  erati'ly mild eiimate  can   ever  be grown  On   the   prairies   of ilie   Northwest.,   and  the laud in tbe valleys  <,;' southern British Columbia will in tb.ee   be   \-erv valu  able for fruit growing purposes. ('asrade  Record.  Williams   believes   in   the. ellicacv of  New Denver  Transportation  & Light Co.  PALMA ANGRIGNON,  PROPRIETOR.  General Draying": Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.  Saddle Horses and Pack Animals.  Feed Stables at New Denver.  J0HNW!LL!AMS  Dealer in  IMPORTED  AND DOMESTIC CIGARS  ANDTOBACCOES,  PIPES, &.C.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confection-  cry and Fruit.  Large  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.'50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  FEED J. SQUIRE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Heated with   Hot Air and  Lighted by Electricity  Large, comfortable bedrooms and first-class dining room.        Sample rooms  for commercial men RATES  $2 PER DAY  MRS. E. C. CLARKE, Prop., Late of the Royal Hotel Calgary.  Baker St., Nelson, B. C  NELSON  Carrv a complete stock of  F T_J 3R, 1ST I T TLJ 3R, _=_  and solicit orders from any part of the province.     "Write for prices.  And would be cool under  fire and under  cover���if lie were there.  . BATHS IN CONNECTION.     '''  Newmarket Block. New Denver  Full Line  of Suiting's and  Prouserino's aWavs on hand.  I WADDSBRO? *  �� PHOTOGRAPHERS  tVANCOUVER and NELSON,  B.C.  that waken  *.   :   ���  '   everything but  The Dead.  At E. M. BRINDLE'S,  New Denver.  ���������������� 0��__M&_!��_(ffi<8i  DR. MILLOY,  E'NTIST  ROSSLAND.  California  Wine CoM  ^-���NELSON; B.C.  Wholesale  Dealers in^^^  Choice Wines  aDd Fragrant  Write for Prices.  Our Stock is the Largest in Kpotcnav  !ENVEI  Of���  mucK  I KOK   SALE.  JOHN    GOETTSOHE,  XEW DENVER.   .'  0$jfa  GUI? CORSET DEPARTMENT   IS   UP-TO-DATE  IN   ALL   STYLES   AND  PRICES. "  NELSON, B. C  ��  MILLINERY���ALL THE  LATEST STYLES AT  LOWEST "PRICES.  Another would drive  Oom  Paul across  the Tugela���il" he were there.'  II. D. CURTIS,  Notakv Public.  Mines;   Real   Estate;   Insurance;  accountant.  Abstracts of Title Furnished.  LOCAN CITY,. 13. C.  .. Angrignon  The Leading  airDresser  Bosun Block,  New Denver, B.C.  Why send East for your Dry Goods when   you  can purchase from us and have thern-by next'day's-mail/at-:  .prices AS  LOW,   IF  NOT LOWER,- than  the  Departmental  Storesof the East? *    AVe. hay.e one of'th^  largest stocks in all  departments  iu   the 'West���Buttons^'Sheetings,;.Linens, Dress. Goods, Silks, Whcte^..  wear, Corsets, .Gloves,   Ready-made  Shirts,'..'Costumes, -Carpets; ��� Floor   Oilcloth's,' Linoleums, Curtains,  ��� .�������� Window Shades, Etc.       Write for Samples and Our.Pricey...      . .-. ,     ;  1  SOLE AGENTS FOR  npTTERIGlv PATEUNS.  THE ONLY RELIABLE.  Fred. Irvine <  NELSON, B. C.  MEN'S   FURNISHINGS  .    ,A SPECIALTY.  "*��_��  Will liml tin-  ������:��:  &/7\ \  iS7ifl  %?���  ,/ y  st  c  And  mill' serenely amid the plaudit  his people���if he were there.  Too   i'u"i'  for   ('-.('.  Arlington Hotel  .'l. ]j(,.;i -i.-lllt piuCO to Slop .'! I. whi.'ll ill  SioeaiM City.  (.ETMIXOr !���:. !! ENHEKSoN.  Proprietors.  printer's ink a.-s a plaster to draw trade.  Uethinks that if a man lias "-nods t.o  Bell he should not try to hide the fact,  but let all the world 'know it, This is  the reason why he has constantly to  briii"- in new ��-oods. Step in and see  some of litem.  As visitors to Wihlbad-Ga^teiu may  remember. s;iys Ihe. London ('in-oniele.  there is ;i ���.priii"; i:i tint wateri"i;r place  which enjoys the. unenviable title of  '"The Poisoned Fnimlaiii." Though the.  fluid it supplies is clear and sparkling",  and science can detect in it neither mi-  crohes nor deleterious minerals, the effects   produced   on   rash   or   ignorant!  ���''���;.*r,$!  lit  PHOTOGRAPHERS  |ll"i-|l!!ill  Caliinct Soliu <l.-Ui,  Kihn (?;ir(ririi?c-s. :',lx:;!.. .T/jc.  either Supplies, same, rates  Q  4-  <">. STRATITEARN,  Kaslo, B. C.  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  Children's Hair Cutting a Specially.  SLOCAN   CITY, - - 1).  C.  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.  TH0S. LAKE, Prop.  THE,GATEWAY CITY AND DISTRIBUTING  POINT FOR THE BOUNDARY COPNTHY.  �����i_^_\_j*Tr��_^aj^.ir^r7_Ef_L-.��_^^ ct_Trc_.-tnr^tuT._.-_��__ut;  Grand opportunity for investments in Ileal  Estate, Fruit and Vegetable Farms, etc.  For information address���  J. A. SMITH.  Brewers of Fine Laerer Beer and Porter���the best in the land.    Correspond-  solicited.   Address���  K. REISTERER & CO., Nelson, B.C.

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