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Array Volume VII.   No   12.  NEW DENVER, ��� B. C, DECEMBER 21,* 1899.  Price, $2 00 Year  SLOGAN GA/HP NEWS I  m&mf^s*tf&s?%s as as sssfe?ss.ss.?as3  LOCAL,   CHIT-CHAT.  tomorrow  Darraugh  is constable at the  The Public School closes  for the holidays.  D J  town of Phoenix.  Mrs Kennedy has returned to town  from a lengthened visit to Manitoba.  A. H. Blueirionauer has opened an  office in town for the Hartney company.  One of the coldest places on earth is  the depot of the N. & S. at Denver Siding.  Frank Bourne and wife, of Nakusp,  have taken up their residence in this  town.  The recent cold snap has created ice  strong enoug-h to skate on at the Harris  ranch.  Tlie Xmas number of the B. C. Mining- Record would be a credit to any  man's country  Invitations have been received in  town for the K. of P. ball in Sandon on  Christmas nig*ht.  Rev. Mr. Duncan will conduct divine  service at the Presbyterian church next  Sunday morning.  A-salmon trout weighing' 23 pounds  was caught in the lake this week by  "Fisherman Jack."  Tho saloons in Spokane close at midnight. Sandon people should make a  note of this important fact.  The shipment of ore to be made from  the Marion is being sacked as it ia taken  out in the course of development.  Mr. and Mrs. W. C. E. Koch will be  at home to their gentlemen friends on  New Year's day, from 1. to 4 o'clock.  Several persons in this vicinity have  been effected by the recent calling- out  of the reserves of the entire British  army.  Friday evening the regular Christ-  mastide entertainment of the Union  Sabbath school will be held iu the Clever hall.  ���R. F. Green when in town on Saturday, stated that 28 members of the present Legislature stood pat for the eight  hour law.  Genelle & Co. recently shipped 35  cars of lumber into the Boundary. The  mill at Lemon creek is also shipping to  that district.  Frank C. Sewell,city clerk of Sandon,  was married on Thursday-to Miss J.W.  Hatt, of Vancouver, sister of Mrs. F. L.  -Christie, Sandon.  The B. C. Guide is now published  xmce a month by.the Province, of Vancouver. When it is revised it will be a  valuable publication.  People in Slocan City and other  places who are about .to be married  should remember that The Ledge has  ���all kinds of wedding stationery always  in stock.  Edward Pitt, manager of the Bank of  Montreal, has g-one to England for a  "winter's vacation. C. M. Brown, of  Nelson, will act as manager in his absence.  Bill Hunter has bought Sl.-lOO worth  of lots in Ironsides, near Phoenix. Bill  will probably own the earth if he keeps  up his rapid rate. His first money was  made in New Denver  Tbe management of the Nelson skating rink is endeavoring to get Mr. Mc-  Culloch, of Winnipeg, champion all-  round ice skater of this continent, to put  in his time at Nelson this winter.  R. F. Green, M. P. P. for the Slocan,  was here on Saturday, enquiring into  the needs of the district, preparatory to  hit; leaving to attend the Legislature,  which opens on the 4th.  BiPs are out announcing a social  dance, to be given by the New Denver  Quadrille Club, in the Bosun hall, on  the 28th. Refreshments will be served  and the whole fun will only cost a dollar  The 88. Slocan dumped its passengers  on the beach at the foot of Union street  two days in succession last week, because  the wind was blowing in South Africa,  perhaps. There wasn't enough wind to  blow up a whitecap on the lake.  j A decided change for the better has  been made in the arrangement of the  post office. New boxes have been added, making a total of ~>0 now in use.  The doors of the ante room are open at.  all hours, Sundays included. Postmaster Strickland believes in modern civilization.  A very select company of friends was  gathered together last Wednesday evening by Messrs. Moran, Greenlee and  Forbes, to partake of a sumptuous wine  supper, given at the Newmarket. It  was a full-dress affair and some very  handsome costumes were Avorn by the  ladies. A dance followed the supper,  the happy gathering adjourning to the  Clever hall.  SI,OC.VNT    MIX Kit..VI,     FLOAT.  of their ininingdivision. Part of il hasj 1.0 Fenehurch ave., London, E.G. The  been added to the Ainsworth diuision, i directors are E. L. Heatley. chairman;  and the'claim-owners say it will cause j G. F W. Pipe, secretary; Harry Butler,  them much inconvenience if they havej Louis.Seelig and T.  .1. Lendrum.   W.  I Sandiford  is  mine manager.    The  xtensive working of these rich claims  to do all their recording at Kaslo.  THIS    KLONDIKE    CURSE.  The information which comes from  the Yukon is decidediy interesting. The  mounted police took a census of one  part of the Yukon and found the population to be 5,00i.). Of these only G00  were Canadians. The balance were  Americans and foreigners.  The royalty collected was 8750,000.  As the royalty was ten per cent, and  the police were very watchful in collecting the royalty, it would appear  that the output of g-old was ��7,500,000.  But mines yielding less than 85,000 are  exempt, from royalty, and, of course,  some of the" output escaped the notice  ofthe. police, so the total output may be  placed at $10,000,000.  There are so (aw Canadians in the  Yukon that it is extremely difficult to  get a jury of.Canadian citizens.  The expense of government in the  Yukon amounts to considerably more-,  than $-1,000,00;) a year. That expense  has lo be   borne   bv   Canada,   less the  will have a beneficial  effect upon  the  growth of New Denver  1  LABOR SITUATION ���&  sssssafsss as as ���sgiasssssessssas  Shuttle.!  His  Last Card.  There was a killing over at Republic  the other day Crozier Klutzer, better  known as French Joe, had some trouble  about his sweetheart, Josie Miller, and  loaded up with many drinks. He was  reckless and bucked faro for a bracer,  but it would not quiet his nerves. About  midnight he-produced a gun while in  the Butte saloon, and matters took a  serious turn. W. A. Swan, deputy  sheriff, in arresting Joe, had to shoot  him in order to save his own life. After  &  The labor situation is somewhat  nearer settlement, but there seems yet  to be some small points to be settled.  The several unions acted upon the  proposition submitted by the managers  as a basis of compromise ^Saturday  night, and this week representative*- of  both sides are in conference at Sandon.  The result of their meetings will not lie  known before the end of the week.  Commissioner   Clute   has  concluded  taking   evidence   in    relation   to   the  working of the eight-hour law and the  charge made by the Miner's Union that  j the   mine   managers   were importing  Joe was shot, he struggled with  the of-! aliens to work in  the  mines.   The in-  The Warner Miller syndicate operating in the Slocan has 81 men on the  payroll.  Silverton claims a union membership  of 191 miners.  Shipping ore is now being extracted  from the Queen Fraction.  Most of the machinery for the. Wakefield concentrator has arrived.  Finishing touches are being placed  on the new bujldings at the Silverite.  Twenty-five tons of ore was shipped  by the Jackson last week.  From eight to 10 inches of clean ore  is showing in the upraise on the American Bov. j fixed the line in such a  manner  rha  \     , 'i ,   i    c , .        -, .,,, ! took tlie Klondike   ami   Yukon   out  A carload of ore was  limped  I burs-:   , .   . ,       .       ,     ,  i    . e        .\     p.    .i ,'   , .      : the    Diuninioii   and     nhiced   them  day from the Florida, one ot the coming '  properties of Jackson basin.  M. B. Marriott is doing assessment  work on his claim at Curlew, Wash. He  lias been offered a .?*30,00i> bond for it  The tunnel  on  the Capella   is in  25  feet, with ore  continuing from the sulfa ce.  ficer for a short time, then fell to the  door, and while his soul fled to the next  formation, tbe crimson tide from the  hole in his breast stained the floor in  front of the Butte bar. At the inquest  Swan was honorably acquitted. When  Joe was  not drinking he was a good  fellow, as gamblers go, and his tragic  amount of royalty, or��750,000.' Ontario finale should be a warning to others of  pays about five-eights of the whole tax- his profession to chain their an<rry pas-  ation of Canada. Therefore, iu rough sions, lest they cause them to iuaugur-  mnnbers, Ontario lifis to pay  ���$���'"00,000 a   ate a funeral before  it  is really neees-  yea.r to (suable a large number of  American*: and a fe.w Canadians to take  out ten million dollars in gold, the  taking out costing at least ninemiliions.  Will the people of Can-ula kindly excuse this journal when it remarks that  would hail with delight the news that  rhe. Alaska   Bormdarv  Commission had  sarv  Lost Two Subscribers.  Editors have their, troubles. One of  these men who presides over the destinies of a western newspaper is mourning the loss of two subscribers. No. 1  wrote asking  how to  raise his twins  or  in  Cue i'uited States,     The  Klondike has  been a curse  to Canada and is so still.  ���Bobraggeou Independent.  THIS     BO-SUX    MINKS,     LJWiTEII.  "t   safely, while the other wanted to-know  how to rid his orchard of grasshoppers  The answers went forward by mail,but  by  accident the   editor  put   rh.ein   in j  the Avrong* envelopes, so  that  the man !  with the  twins   received the following j  answer: j  ������Cover rJiem carefully with straw and !  vestigation has been most complete,  and conducted in a fair and impartial  manner. The original charge relating  to aliens has formed a -rS'ery small part  of the investigation, the greater part of  the time being devoted to the working*  of the eight-hour law. The managers  have endeavored to show that the law  is everything bad that they claim for it,  and the miners that they (the managers) are in no position to judge as  to the merits of the law since they have  not given it a trial. Both sides believe  they have put up a clear case.  The past week Commissioner Clute  has been holding sittings at Nelson.  From there lie g-oes to Ymir and Ross-  laud, and his work is complete. Whatever may be his report, the investigation has developed one thing, and that  is that the managers have been frightening themselves all these months with  nothing more serious than a straw man,  and the miners, instead of being-  allowed to prove to them that there was  nothing in it, have been poking the  bugbear to mak'1. it kick, just to see the  managers jump.    It   has  been   a.  long  able to get out this sheet. Ernie King,  one of Kaslo's young and successful  business men, was the life of their car.  Ruben Frost, of the same town, endeavored to make things as pleasant as  possible for the excursionists. But  Billy Twiss, first lieutenant of the Kootenay Rifles, took the cake. He sang  "When You Hear Them Dum Dum  Bullets Ring" from the time he left  Kaslo, and was heard singing it as the  train disappeared around the bend, and  at Phoenix he gave an imitation of a  cavalry charge Even staid and straight  G. O. Buchanan had a big tin horn,with  which he made the surrounding hills  tremble. A. T. Garland, usually a  particularly modest young man, was  hopping around like a boy just out of  dresses. And last, but not least, Buckley, of Sandon, who did his best to keep  the party in good spirits.  THE    SERVANT    QUESTION.  j I'll  here was incorporated in London,on  8Mi of November,a companv known  The Hartney is pioving quite a bonanza j  with "development, ft is fully up to the I  expectations of the owners. Ore is be- I  ing taken out in the work. j  set fire to it, and then the little pests, i scare for nothing. The investigation  after jumping iu the flames for a few j ought to prove to the satisfaction of  minutes, will be speedily settled."' j both  sides  that   this   child's   play  ha  The big chute of ore uncovered on the  Fidelity  ground* some   months  ago has i ^s i  been opened up by a tunnel driven from | <jj^  tbe Bosun ground.    The face of the tun- ! &  nel is said to be all in ore.  The Ruth concentrator has been completed.  Two feet of ore has been struck on  the Tom Moore,in the MeGuigan basin.  It is situated close to the Antoine. and  is owned by S. K. Green.  L. C. Lane has 25 head of stock on  South Kaslo creek, packing supplies to  Camp Mansfield.  as   tue   Bosun    Mines,   Limited.    The      Andtheman   with gr^hop,.,, was | boo , ^Hedo; long enough.  '    '  h     1>   :���    ;;      '   M-"       l'��r WOrkl"ff ^swS!Vh^?"r0il ;Uld  rUb   t,,Cil1     Before the Commissioner at Mondav's  the.  bosun   aud  i'ldclitv  groups, near gums wnn a bone. !  \t������. n,,,,^,,,.     n*���   -.tni,.u '��� ��� o-n -.on  ���   I hearing in Nelson, Walter A. Smith, of  *     h\1   I H ��� i      .5   ,,;.��o0*'!00' !il      Everything points to  lively times in I the Silverton union,  was shown a copv  ���tl shares, and  the  Head offices are  at New Denver next spring. !,������.,�����        ��� ' .    ��� V,  UibattDeOttie folic will dot  EM tU Big ToIKJu$t a few.  of the inflamatory resolutions passed by  that union early in the fight, and asked  I if that was a fair sample, of the feeling  of union men. He stated emphatically  that it was not, and said the resolutions  were passed when there was only 11  members present, out of a membership  of 150.   Further, he did not believe anv  i *-  i union in the province   would approve  ! of the resolutions.     At   this   Commissioner Clute interjected the remark: "1  may say that I am  pleased to hear you  sav this."  TURN    THE    STOVE    AROUND.  Here is another variation of the everlasting "domestic" trouble. It seems  impossible; it is to be hoped it is is so;  but it at least is amusing.  The   Annettes   lived   in   Salt   Lake  City,   where  Mormon girls sometimes  condescended to  work out, but, nevertheless, are very  "proud ahd  hotty."  So it came to  pass that  the beginning*  of each week generally found Mrs. Annette with a new  girl, while in the interim she went without  any.    At last  she said to   her  husband, despairingly:  "My  dear, can't you  help  me  out   in  this:-1    You are so  curt, these independent g'rls won't stand it.    Won't you try  to be more friendly with the next girl 1  get?   Maybe that will  make her feel a  little more at home, and  she will be inclined to stay awhile."  Mr. Annette promised. The next girl  who came was young and good looking*  and the second evening of her stay, Mr.  Annette walked into the kitchen, conversed awhile, aud then kissed her for  mother!  The girl screamed and ran out to the'  verandah, where her  mistress was  sitting.  "Whatever is the matter?" inquired  Mrs. A.  "Oh,   ma'am!     Mr.  Annette   kissed .  me!"  "Dear me, you don't mind that���do  you?" said Mrs  A. quietly.  The girl stood still a moment' evidently considering. Then she spoke  frankly, simply "Why, no," she said,  "only the curtain was up!"  A Big Suit.  INTERESTING    CONCENTRATES.  James Wilks has organized a miners,  union at Moyie.  Greenwood has a variety theatre,and  Grand Forks will have a music hall  next month.  James McGregor, mining inspector,  is seriously ill with yneumonia at  Greenwood.  There are 85 properties working  around Rossland and the payroll is a  little under 8150,000 a month.  It is said that Percv Godenrath will  be mining editor of the Greenwood  Daily Times when it appears.  Wallace Ross died recently in England of paralysis He was a well known  oarsman during the Hanlon era.  Edmonton is the principal raw fur  market, of North America. The sales  during the past season amounted to  �����200,000.  The power company at Bonnington  Falls has increased its capacity to 4000  horse power. The street railway at  Nelson will be driven from these central works.  Greenwood and Phoenix having been  vaccinated against gambling,the sports  have lined up at Grand Forks and other  towns that are wide open. Everything  still goes in the Slocan as the moral  wave has not yet struck the camp  The people in Trout Lake City do not  like the recent change iu the boundarv  Of all seasons in the year, this  to the | and will surpass  any  of  their previou*      At the Skiing staiion  the  C.P.R.  has  rftat. mass or  mantinri   t.ha   wnr H <-��w<*.>-   n, -.     ~. . .,��. -  great mass of mankind  the  world over, | effort8.   0n Thursday eveni       the2gfch  is the most joyous,  and is observed in |the Quadrille Club will give one6f their  every land by rich and poor alike.   The  gladsome day of days is  looked forward  to by the little  ones  as   the   one  great  event of the  year,  and  when   it comes  the morning  dawn   brings  with  it  the  realization of  their  fantastic notions in  all that is gay and  frolicsome.    To  the  mothers   and  fathers  and    children  of  maturing years,   to  those   of declining  years, the day   brings, back   to memory  the thoughts  of  childhood,   when   dear  old Santa Claus made   his annual   visit  and left at the old home  hearth  the tin  whistles   aud    circus-made   candies   to  add to the miseries of  youth.     Then on  top of this come thoughts of the Christmas dinner at the old borne,  with those  whom we dearly love   seated around the  festive board, of plum  puddings and the  aftermath    when   our   stomachs   would  feel like a cyclone barreled up and in our  dreams  we   would   sec   the   horrors  of  Dante's Inferno.  In spite of the trying times that the  Slocan is passing through, this year'.**  gayeties are fully up to the standard.  For the children of tlie several camps  Xmas trees will be given, and for others  grand balls are in preparation. The  New Denver .Sunday school will hold its  Xmas tree service in the Clever Hall on  tomorrow (Friday) evening, Mr. Clever  having kindly tendered the use of the  hall for the occasion. The children are  preparing to show to the public what  they can do in the line of entertainment  enjoyable dances in the Bosun hall.  At Silverton the children are to be  given a Xmas tree on Saturday evening,  the 23d, and at Slocan City they are to  be similarly treated. On Xmas njght a  Mistletoe ball is to be given in the Arlington hotel. At Sandon, the children  are being well looked after, and the  grown folk ditto. The Knights of  Pythias are giving their third annual  ball on Xmas night, and on New Year's  eve the Miner's Union will give their  first annual.  Christinas .Service*.  The services in St. Stephen's church,  on Sunday next, will   be at 11 a.m. and  7.HO   p.m.      At   the   evening   service, \  Christmas   hymns   will   be sung     The I  service on Christinas  day  will be at 11 j  a.m.    The vicar  invites  all ladies who  are willing  to assist  in  the Christmas I  decorations to be  at   the church on tho I  afternoons   of  Thursday and   Friday, j  The   church  will   be   heated   and   an j  abundance of evergreens and material  for decorative purposes provided. !  Pineapples do not grow in the Slocan, i  owing to the frosts that occasionallv nip I  the air of the silver belt. However, the i  pit eapple is in town just the same, as'  Williams has imported a lot of them for  use during the festive season that will  burst upon us next Monday.  given ii characteristic illustration of its  watchfulness of the comfort of the traveling public. In the waiting room they  have the tail end of an old stove that is  deprived of legs and stands upon four  bricks. The business end of the stove is  on the other side of the partition Sbp-  arating the ticket office and waiting  room. The corporation is too poor to  employ an agent to stay there, although  the business of the station amounts to  possibly $800 per month, even with itB  present "economical" way of doing business. An agent is employed to be there  to meet the train. The agent is there  but a few minutes, and when the train is  late the agent is also. He seldom builds a  fire. The waiting passengers cannot get  at the front of the stove and cannot start  The difficulties which the War Eagle,  at Rossland, has had in the construction  and maintenance of an electrical hoist  and compressor,   have   ended   in   the  company    entering    three   siiits   and  claiming over $310,000 damages.   Writs  have been issued against  the Canadian  General Electric Co. for $119,701.33, the  Jatnes Cooper Co. for ��116,198, and the  West 'Kootenay  Power & Light Co. for  $75,000.   Springs  Al-vrnys Opon.  It having been noised about that tho  Halcyon Hot Springs woul 1 close for  the winter, the manager, W. C. Husband, wishes to contradict the report.  He says the outfit will run 305 days, 5  hours, and 13 minutes each vear, and  invites the sick and afflicted to come  aud partake   freeiy of the  water  that  of oblivion.  FOUND  IN    THE     KIVEK.  will mantle the cheek with the flush of  a fire, so they wrapa blanket around the j ,u..llth< aild drive disease into the realm  pipe end and sit and freeze. One day  last week there were 11 passengers for  i Sandon waiting in the cold for the train.  This is almost a daily occurrence. The  passenger traffic of the Siding station is  greater than at any of the lake points,  but the accommodations are liHle better  than nothing; and yet there are people  who will  kick  against   the government.  MADE    I50I5    DIZZY.  Bob Nesbitt, of the Columbia Review,  has this to say of the Kaslo contingent  of the recent Boundary excursion: The  Kaslo contingent were, a hard gang.  This party invaded our office, and we  consider ourselves   in   luck   by being  Last Thursday the body of George A.  Macdonald was found on a bar in the  Slocan river. Macdonald, who formerly worked at the Hewett and other properties, had been acting strangely of  late, and it is evident that while insane  he drowned himself. He was about 20  years of age and a son of Wm. Macdonald, of Tarbolton, county of Carleton,  Ontario  Williams has a few boxes of navel  oranges that must be eaten to lie thoroughly appreciated. Get some for  Christmas. THE LEDGE, NEW DKN VER, B.C., DECEMBER 21,   1899.  Seventh Year  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES: ,  Three months ���? .75  Six "  1.25  Twelve-   -.'.00  Three veaks ,  ->Mi  Transient Advertisirifr, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents iter line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District "and, communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  pajxsr if you wish. Ahvays send something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot. and we'will do the rest.  other districts of this glorious country, [probable gain for the full year of  It can stand it, for its Mils contain {$16,000,000. The United States,  more wealth to the ton than any j Canada and Mexico will doubtless  other camp in Canada. It was the j increase their productions ?18,000, -  Slocan that drew the attention of the 000. In South Africa the production  world to Kootenay, and started the j in the first half of the year was 35  prosperity now so evident, in  the in- | per cent, above the yield of the same  terior of British Columbia. The richness of its galena drew the crowd in  '91 and '92, and Irom here the boomers,  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once a^ain to look at  your collateral.  months in the year 1898 and if the  industry had been undisturbed the  gain for the  year   would probably  TEURSDA-f, DECEMBERS!. 1899.  SCRAPS FROM THK EDITOK'S OKSK.I  , If Christ should come back to earth  just now and take a look along  Tugela river he would naturally  think that the human race were not  much better than they were around  Jerusalem nineteen centuries ago.  Paper is advancing in price and  indications point to a famine in that  article. The Canadian mills cannot  supply the home market. An export  duty is to be put on pulp, which  means that many more people will  be employed in Canada  The soldiers in South Africa may  think that they are having a hard  time, but it cannot be much harder  than us people at home are having.  An epidemic of war poetry is raging  in Canada r.hat threatens to drive  the inhabitants insane if relief is not  soon obtained.  One more year and the twentieth  century will look Canada in the Lee,  and find us without a mint, unless  our legislators change their ways.  Nothing will tend more to increase  national feeling than a mint that will  enable us to make our own money,  and save us the humiliation of packing coin made in other countries. Let  us have a mint before the nineteenth  century becomes a memory of the  past.  The question of a, compromise between the managers and miners has  been hanging fire for some  weeks.  While the wisest plan is undoubtedly  to consider, well before acting,   there  does not seem  to be any reason for  this   prolonged   delay.       The   men  ought to know what they can do with  the    proposition    without   devoting  weeks to its consideration.     Hurrv  up the negotiations and give a settle  nient to Miss Slocan in her Christmas  stocking.    During these war times people who  stay in the Slocan are reasonably  safe. 'We have no desire to join a  Canadian contingent and crush out  the Boer republic. We would rather  stay at home and fight the delinquent  subscriber. Although the woods are  full of them we can gradually do  them up without spattering our  clothes with blood, or having our hair  cut with a dum dum, or dam dum  bullet, as might be the case if we  were on the firing line in blood-soaked  Africa.  We believe that the government,  or in other words, the people, should  own and operate all the railroads,  steamboat lines, express .companies  and telegraph systems in the country.  We also believe that all municipalities should own and operate their  water works, electric lights, street  car and telephone lines. We see no  reason why the people should not own  all hese things and save themselves  from having the monetary blood  squeezed mu of them by millionaire  stockholders who never know when  they have enough. i  "  i  TJii-:   si.oc-.w   si.K.nv*;i>.  over Rossland'' and the Boundary  and made those districts hum with  the noise of modern commercial and  mining activi y. It is safe to say  that if the Slocan was still undiscovered that there would be an absence  of trade excursions in these parts, unless the crowd could ride mules.  And vet, when all were gay inthe  Boundary the other day, no one even  whispered that the silvery Slocan was  the richest spot for ite area in all this  broad Dominion of the C. P. R. It-  might have been infra dig tor the  oratorical geysers to have said such a  thing in the Boundary, where all is  joy over its first railroad, and the  bloom is still on the boom, but if a  few solid, serious, Slocan facts had  been mingled with the gush, it  would only have been what was due  the mother camp of this wonderful  country.  r��fc !>. v. �� i^j>.*i^!^^*tf.-i��^^^^t^Tt>^.i��^��^imt|[||[|rtWfcirlnt|1B^>.  sunk o  oetreal  speculators and  mining men  swept j have been above $20,000,000.    As all  these principal districts -ire now in  condition to produce at a higher rate  than at the opening of the present  year and ail are preparing for larger  yields, it is not improbable that when  operations are fully resumed in South  Africa the world's output will quickly  pass 8400,000,000 per annum. The  world's stock of coin is now being increased more rapidly and by a.higher  annual percentage to the existing  stock than during the period from  1850 to 1800, when the great output  of gold from California and Australia  startled the economists of all countries  and gave the world a depreciating  standard of values.     The   effect   of !  this new flood of standard money up- j  on the markets, the industries, the j  earnings of those that work for wages I  and all ofthe various relations ofthe j  people will be a most interesting i  study. '  Rt. Hon.  JKstablislu-d   1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved-fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    : 1,102,792.72  HKAl)    OFFICE,    MOKTBEAt.  Lord Stkathcona and Mount 'Royal,, G.C.M.G. President  ���   '  '    . Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches io  all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain   and  the United States.  New Denver branch  E. PITT, Manager  ��� ���TwjiiKsvKstTVfjfv! -rag v,y,j -;-a���*���-,-*<?-r, *:-.- -v.�����*��(-*���*- .������t?vr't^TZ'.x���xstt-xxrwz'rE���wsarxssrvzi-��-cs^-=.  xar?ixcvm*ar*iwr%i0^BBi>^H&4iar%'  THK    WAR.  It appears that the British are find-1  ing many thorns in South Africa, and  they are beginning to realize thatthe  brave stupidity of their generals will  not win against Boer cunning.     The  recent reverses to English troops have  been severe,   and they  would  have  been much worse it the Boer had as  much courage as he has craftiness.  They do not seem to be able to follow  up their victories.    We have always  looked   upon   this war as   one  that  could have been averted,   if the love  of gold and conquest had been smothered in the leaders of English finance  and politics.    However, such was not  done, and in consequence  we  find a  nation   rushing armed   men   to  the  front, while in   many   a   home   the  vacant chairs grow more numerous,  and tears flow down  many a cheek  while sorrow tugs at the heart strings  of   mother,    wife   and    sweetheart.  Even that grand  old   lady,   Queen  Victoria, is so prostrated with grief,  that it is more than probable she will  pass away before the  war is ended.  Owing to the cruel  and  inhuman  manner in   which   the   Boers  have  treated British women,  children and  wounded soldiers they  have lost the  sympathy of many civilized people.  Soldiers who will treat the weak and  helpless as they have done since this  war began should have their natures  changed by a dose of lead.    This will  make them good like the  Indians of  early davs.  ove  Your  Home  To do so you will probably  need some new furniture.  No.v is the time to get it-  new goods to select from  ���handsome      upholstered  goods���latest styles���aII  of  , the   best   makes.      For a  Xmas   present   you   could  not do better than select a  parlor piece���Rocker���-easy  ch a i r���so fa���cen tre tabl e���  anything   of   this   nature.  Prices to  suit���best  selection  of  goods yet shown.  At the old stand.  Bolander   block.  C.G.BAKER,  Lines that  interest one  Imported  Goods of rough  texture  are Popular  this season.  J. & R.  Tailors.  D. CAMERON,  Sandon.  Denver's  Furniture Dealer and Kepairer  Undertaker and .Emluilmer.  "VT0T1CK IS HEREBY GIVEN" Unit, the t��n,rt-  1\ norship heretofore existing- under thtvrir.ni  name of Walker & Baker has been, dissolved l>y  mutual consent. C. G- Baker taking- over tlie  .stuck and trade; to whom all accounts are livable. CO. BAKER'. -;.;'  ��� H.M. WALKER,' -  ' New Denver, B. C. Dee. X. 180!).  E. M. Brindle  wishes Mil his  customers unci  friends a . . .   ..  Xraa  and Happy New Year.  At this time of the year Wj'-.reall  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���especialh-  so with Underwear���but be this as it  may, we can suit the most fastidious.  Ladies' flue Woollen  Underwear, per suit $1.60  Gents* fine Woollen Underwear,  Rililied and lilain. ail sizes, *2i"|     K./"h     <&<">      1S6O    K/~k     d<e  per suit tf-"-"*- "iP l . t) LI"*,   "J*^,   iffiiOU,   -J-O  Gloves and Mitts, both Ladies'and  Gents', in any quality and price, from  the wool at 25c, to the Mocha, with silk  liniha: at 82.25.  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  ("or Men. Women and Children.  Lumberman's 2-buckle Blizzard  and Yukon lace���also Hip and Knee  Boots.  F.   W. JORDAN <Sc CO., Nakusp  <.OlA)    COINAOfc*.  Director of the U. S. mints, Mr.  Roberts, in his annual report, gives  some very interesting* figures relating- to the coinage of g-old and silver  for the year. It would g-ive a more  satisfied feeling- if it were possible to  give a similar statement of the output of a Canadian mint, but the  banks are not willing to let the government establish a mint in Canada,  so we must content ourselves with  watching our southern cousins take  gold and silver bullion from Canadian  mines and transform it into American  eagles at a handsome profit.  The coinage of ��� old was the greatest in  the history   of  the country,  amounting to $108,177,180,   against j  $64,634,865 in  the preceding-year, j  This sum would have been consider- j  ably   larger it the capacity  of the j  mints had been greater.     The stock  of gold bullion   on   hand  incr  from $96, 088,582 on July  1.   1898, to j  $111,882,772 011  July  1,   189!).    The!  coinage of silver dollars from bullion i  previously  purchased,   was $18,251,   '  : 709, against $10,002,708  in   Un* pre  The O. P. K-   recently  ran a trade ceding year, and the coinage ul sub-  excursion into the Boundary.    It was; sidiary   silver,   $9,*l('l',877,    against  composed    principally  of  Coast  and , $'.i,-182.80-4.  Rossland   business  men,   and   was a. j     The mints hare been hard pressed  grand affair.    In   the  various towns; throughout the year to  meet the de-  >��� T3  C <"->  rf *G  "-��� 'Id  -*���*-" ��  _-   co  0>    O  x: x  ��1  <o S  -�� 5,  �� ~zz  2  *-"*  ��� a  ri   c  r��� S  ~ a"1  2** TJ  X ?  ���- ,'B  -5 *��  *^- o  �� OS.  a zz  EH �����.  Cannot be beat for the money: it is as good bought in New Denver as in New York: there  is no difference;. The best is not too good for a Xmas present to your husband, or from  friend to friend.       We have just received a large lot of this v. niter's styles.      See them.  The Stetson is the best in the Hat line: we carry also the best in all other lines. See the  pretty Hoods and Wraps we are offering for fhe Children; nothing nicer. In Toys Ave  have everything to please tile little ones, and they are going very cheap. Toilet Sets,  Traveling, Neck-Tie, Collar and uff cases; Tea Sets, G-lass Sets i na Sets-; Decorated  China Gups and Saucers; Souvenir Spoons, White Glass Vases, Water Sets; Fancy Lamps.  err'   r>   l���i  O    **2   *"C  ���   ������ -  '   ~    ~  5��  TO    o    *-'���  ia   iz.  en  ins,  ce st  t an  0  J2-  O    v<  %    "*"-���  f-5*?  3  O    ���       p  tool*  o"     =5  rt>  ���3       ft  CO    *^J -  o    ,   ,  75  2 x ~  s-sf  p  iq   ��  "  3  -J    y   CC  Q*  P   *--:   **  13   3   o  T3    ft     <r<-  *<  w   ?  o  z  ���Jo  c  08^  ft    ^  CO  fff**  tr    ���  ���  O ��� "    ~*  to  3 5" ��  ft * 0  VI    P^  l^CoOau  &L, Co  SLOGAN CITY, B. C.  I aa  THE GATEWAY CITV AND D.ISTRTBI*T1N<;  BtjEcncms  POINT FOR THE BOUNDARY COUNTRY  ���elseri Il Grand opportunity for investments in Real  Estate, Fruit and- Vegetable Farms, etc.  Heavy and Shelf Hardware.  Steel. .    Stoves. Tin  O'S ci  and Canton Drill  and Granite Ware.  We are handling" -ill kinds of  For information address-  .}. A.  SMITH.  Blasting. Mining and Sporting Powders.    Also Blacksmith's  Coal.    Lumber. Sash and Doors.  >��� HOTEL  Now Denver, B.C.  the   visitors   were   treated   royally.  The   welcome   assayed   U0  per cent.'  wine, 20 per cent.,   grub  and  gush, ;  and the balance enthusiasm and mutual admiration.    .Many pioneers who  have been in thecountrv from two to  mauds upon them. The mine f'acii-i  ities of the country will be taxed to j  their utmost until the new buildings \  now under construction are completed j  and equipped. The stock of gold j  bullion is -Accumulating and with the j  Best meals  in   the  Lk'jiiors i  A. JACOBSON & CO., Props  city-Comfortable rooms���Bar replete  with tho best of |  and Cisrars ��� Best service throughout. j  H  Sandon,  I la.-- ample .-icc-i n11111>���<(;ifi' >:;- fur a I .!���.!"->��� 11:11111  aiid airy. :ui<l ll:*' Oiuin^ I\*.���.>ii> i- |irn\'i:  Saiu'ile Rimiii-i fwr I 'omnim-i :l Tiawl<-rv  i'i- ..if |ii.-v.;ik'.       Tlif. room.-; are lai'^t  ,.il   with cvurvhiiifr. in Iho inarkci  The  four years, filled the air with oratory ; present pressure for  subsidiary coin-  upon the wonders of Rossland and the  future greatness of the Boundary; but  not a word about tlu; Slocan. Probably the speakers did not know  much about it, or perhaps they  thought that with a six-months'strike  around our neck,   fighting  the labor;  battle ol the entire province,  that we ! $.'587,000,000, against $838,000,000 in  were not worthy of notice   in  larity of the moment.  The Slocan  does  not mind   bein  upon   festive   occasions  wjpjjayr  e  S  ��ge can not be reduced, j  The production of gold in all of the :  important gold fields of the world is j  increasing rapidly and with pros- ]  pects of continued gains for some;  years to come. The yield m the j J>IrS. McBOUgaUd  world in the calendar  vear 1898 was <   I-. a cijmlVirf.alile. hoii-l  to stop at.  Nakusp  nr Ira vciler.*  slighted  the hi-   1SJ.7.    The   production   in   Australia  ; to date in 1899 lias  shown  a  gain of  '2b per cent, over the corresponding  months of   1898,    which   indicates  a  V.  G.   ������'A!'.jril'*l*.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  hi  in  Xiikti.-*]!. ii-'  Johr  ""da*  Buckle3% Prop.  Ardinqton Hotel  a pleji-sanl |.la>-c t<> stop a! when in  Sloean City.  CtETII1XG- & H KXI)ER***( )N. 1 'ro:irifitor-  E\  F.L, CHRISTIE, IX.B.  BARRISTER,  SOLICITOR, Etc.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  cry Friday :.t Silverton. SANDON, B. U  NEW DENVER,  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation ior the traveling public.  Telegrams for  rooms promptly attended to.  HENRY KTEGE, - - -       ���.     " - Proprietor. Seventh Yeah.  THE LEDLiE, NEW.. DEN VER, B.C., DECEMBER .21. Itfy9.  A    FOKKIGXKRS'    VIKW.  The New York news boy returns  home from Quebec and spreads some  information about the Canadian contingent.  I.  So youse boys taik  'bout de Transvaal  war, and de guy  wid de hai>* on  his chin,  Dat has bucked up  hard 'gainst de  English dere. ahd put Russia and  France on de grin;  And you tint dat de Boers has au easy  job, and will soak de Old Land in  the neck;  But you're foolish, you fellers, Old  England's no slob���Say! ye should  ha' been up in Quebec.  Ii.  1*11 start at the foist: ye see it's like dis,  old Chamberlain.gets an idee���  (He's main squeeze of de works in de  scrappin' biz)���dat  England will  be up a tree,  So he telegrapts over to Miuto one day  ��� dat's de earl was down here at  de races���  If you'll send me a t'ousaud Canadians  ' ���say,  we1ll�� change   some Sout'  African faces.  III.  Now deie's a good t'ing, says Minto; I  '   guess old Chamberlain ain't very  dizzy,  So he cables one word to dat Englishman���"yes"���and den he begins  to get busy;  Me puts up three-sheet posters on all of  de boards from  New Brunswick  'way out to de West,  An' in   two days de scrappers  was  sharpenin' deir swords, and de  railways was doin' de rest.  IV.  Ley all met at Quebec and went onto  de boat, dere Mas more dan a  t'ousand dey said;  De hunkiest bunch dat was ever  afloat, hullygee! dey was beauts  on de dead.  I stood-on de dock, and I'll tell you  right now dat if Kruger had saw  w'at I did,  He'd he shiftin' his scene like a Baxter Street Fin wid a health off'cer  after his kid.  V.  Dey al) sang "Rule Britannia"an' "God  Save de Queen," as de troopship  was sailin' away:  Twas de hunkiest sight dat I  ever  seen, air I've seen a few t'ings in  my day;  It ain't no use talkin', maybe Kruger's  all right, but  if 1  was His Whis-  .. leers out dere,  I'd close up my face and get out of de  fight; dein' Canucks has gone after  hair.  ���Tom Wiseacre.  THE  DEBUTA'S-lil  Hot yet havs the dark years rondiMl her  With tho edgi.- of their elk'jY::;.; shade.  Bhe has grown like a flower in iliesn:ili;;lir,  Th.i.s slender slip of a maid,  Who stand* in ihe whig of her mother  And smiles as '.ve greet her, dear  As the bud half Tjlcnvr., as the da\-.-:::nr; ray,  Our pride in this latest jcar.  -��i"e wish her joys unnni.-.hcred,   .  We hope for her alt things !.>������:  lit,  That only the be.st way i-ca\i j..;i-  And never the worst ;:lTn,-':: ���  That her own may swiftly find jut  And her life he brimmed with i i.eer  As she stands to face her I'm :::e  In the morn of this latest year.  But only One above us  ���   May cast the horoscope  Of this sweet daughter waiting  For the doors of fate to ope.  Her steps may lead through deserts,  Through pathways steep and drear  Or over desolate mountains,  Through many a lonesome year.  Tet as we watch her standing,  Pure as* a v< .-;.-ii's dream,  Her cyiw arc :i,s ai>. anyel's,  And wo may wifely deem  The sweet maid xnio.of finding  A life of bliss and cheer.  And wistfully we ir-'cet her,  Our pride, this latest yvf.y.  ���.Ha: irr's Bazar.  j City Employment Office  \Z otCVCllS Ol*, Spokane, Wash.  Telephone, Front 211.  Send us your orders for help.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  .Sundown  Fraction Mineral Claiit  A   RESURRECTION.  Situated in the Slocan City Mining Division ol  West-Kootenay District. Where located:  On. the north side of Lemon Creek, opposite  the rnouth of Summit creek.  'PAKE XOTICE that J. Dan Haiilon. 'uttinsr as  1. an agent for J. D. Wallace F INI. C. Xo.  2.'.'.03A: W. ii. Willcox. F. M. C. Xo. Bi'i6G8: H.  J. Robertson, F. JT.C.Ko. Bili'-M; William Col]*-  man. F. Al. C. Xo. 2tery.M; John Koland Stilt. F.  Al. C. Xo. ISSf.iflS, and Herbert Bunting, F M.C.  No. BiiitM, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to 'apply to" the "Alining Recorder  for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining-n Crown Grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice (hat action under section 37 must he commenced before the issuance  of such eertHicate of improvements.  Dated this l'lth day of December, i��k).  DAX IIANLON.  St. Clitir Mineral  Claim.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Fairy, Chetopa   and  Opatunka Mineral  ins.  Summit Mineral  Claim   Lot-1371.  Situate in the Slocan Alining Division oi" West  Kootenav District. Where located:' Ab'.ut  half mile southeast of Sandon, adjoining the  Richmond and Hidden Treasure mineral  claims.  *T*A KE NOTICE That J,  Robert  E. Palmer, as  1    iig-ent for Eleanor Trna.x o'Xcil. FY Al. 0. Xo.  HlrJH; Geo)*���������� Gooderhain, F. Al. C. No. Bl27'.)i.  ������Ah, Love is dead,"  She said.  "Flown through the open d.'drl  Never more  While the sad winds blow  And the sad brooks how  Shall there be  For mo  The old, sweet, happy thrill.  .Toy has (led,  And tlie world is dark and still,  For Love is dead!"  She heard a sigh,  Sweet anil low I  Her heat t< bent high,  She fulfil her woe,  And the glau wind blew,  Ahd the sun Uii-st through  The clouds o'erhead.  The darkness fled.  And then  She looked with joy-  On the laughing boy,  For Love had eome to life again!  ���S. E. Riser in Cleveland Leader.  Situate in tilt; Sloean Miniiifr Division ol West  Kootenay    District. Where      located:  .Mowieh Slide. Carpenter creek.  i-DAKE XOTICE Tlmt I, Herbert T. Twifj-ir-  1 ag-entfor Jas. 11, Moran, Free Miner's Certificate Xo. 13!-'I, and Charles W. Greenlee,  I F. Al. C. No. i,-'!'72,. intend, sixty days from the  I date hereof, to apply to the "Mlmnj*- Recorder for  j a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  i obtaining a crowii f^rant ol the above claim.  1 And further take notice that .action under Sec.  j 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such  certiiicate of improvements.  '     Dared this :Ust day of December. 1809.  j HERBERT T. TWIGG.  | .Kjrypf-. Mineral Claim.  Situate in tlie Sloean Alining Division of West  Ko .tenay district. Whe e located: Adjoining the Democrat, Twin Lakes Basin.  'PAKE NOTICE, That I, Herbert T .Tiviyj,',  1 atrent for John G. Steel, tree miner's certificate Xo. 7o.t. ii .tend, tit) days Irom the date hereof  to apply fo the ALniiig- Recorder, for Certificates  ���if Improvements, for the purpose ��� of obtaining- a  Crowii Grant of ea-h of the aboveclaims. j from (j]t; <i,.m, jlereof. to applv to the 'AIini"i*r~Re  And i:;rther take notice that action, under sec- \ corder ]<,,��� a Certificate of Improvements, for the  purpose, of obtaining a Crowii Grant ofthe above  claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before tile issuance of such certificate of Improvement  ANDSOO LiNE.  Between  i and the WarEa^leCon. .Mining & Development  j Co. Ltd, F. Al. C. No. J-U3357. intend, sixtv days  tion 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of such Certificates or Improvements.  Dated this ".'3d day of November, 189!)  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  Adirondack Mineral  Claim.  Dated this Kith (lav of Xovember. lSiiii.  11-1'" ' R.E. PALMER  Situate in the Sloean Alining Division of West j  Kootenay District. Where located: South of j  St.. John', Idaho Basin. i  'PAKE XOTICE. That, I Herbert T. Twifrp, !  I apent for William Hunter. F. Al. C. Xo. ,  3:;!*8J A: Harrv Lowe'. F. Al. C. Xo. 13fW; Walter !  Murrav. F. M. C ViUSH. and Robert Sloan. F. Al. ,'  C. No. Vi'Mi, intend, sixty days  from  the  date ;  corder for a  Leg-al   Tender -Mineral  Claiiij.  hereof, to apply*  to the Alining- Rect  Certificate of Improvements, for the  obtain intra 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 ���.���'id day of Novemlier. 18UH.  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  Situate in the Slocan   Alining- Division   of West  Kootenay Distn'ct.    Where located:    A  relocation of Free Coinage near the Noble Five  Mineral Claim,  purpose of ! rpAKE XOTICE, That LCharles S. Rashdall. of  Situate in the Sl-.cnu Alieing Division of We-,1  Kootenay District. Where located: East ol  Mountain Chief Carpenter Cieek.  rilAKE NOTICE That I, George H. A vlard.'  -*-*- ag-ent for John A. Finch. Free Miners'Certificate No. *il7��l A, intend, sixtv days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Alining- Recorder for  a Certiiicate of Improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crowii Grant of the above claim  And further take notice that act'ori under see 37  must be commenced before the issuance of such  Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this SOU* day of November. I8'i9.  3M1 G. H. AY LARD.  1 New Denver, B. C-. acting as agent for  j James Wilson, free miner's certificate No.-'M-MA,  James Wilson as administrator ofthe estate of E.  C. I'ease, deceased, Lewis W Toms, free miner's  I certificate B17021 and Caleb A. Fieeinan, free  ! miner's certificate No. Wi'ilA . intend, sixty days  j from the (late hereof; to apply to the Alining R'e-  ��� corder fora Certificate of Improvement.'-, for rhe  i purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above    ; claim.  Situated in liie Sloean Citv Alining- Division of I i.A,1(* further take notice ibat action, under sec  West Kootenay District. Where located: ' t'0'1 :i,7* *���'"'"��� be commenced before the issuance  About four miles south of Slocan City on the i of such Certificate of Improvements  Leg-iil Tender No. .'5 Mineral Claim.  Government trail.  ���PAKE XOTICE That I. Dan Hanlon. acting as !  1 an agent for John AIcLaughlin, free miner's i  certificate Xo.B. 14203. intend, sixty days from!  the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  fora Certificate of Improvements, for file pur- I  pose, of obtaining :i Crown Grant of the above j  claim. ;  And further take notice that action under sec- j  tion 37, must be commenced before tiie issuance i  of such Certificate of Imurovements.  Dated this 3d dav of Novemlier, A . D. 18!)!'.  DAX  HANLON.  Dated this 1st day of October. ]8fi0.  CHARLES S. RASHDALL  Victor Mineral, Claim.  Consolidated    Vcrginia,   Elk and  Speculator Mineral Claims.  Williams has received a consignment  of pop corn for the express purpose of  giving the Slocan juveniles an'opportunity, to have a good time.  Heli  er    Fraction    Mineral    Claim.  Women In tho South.  I.htive tried vainly to discover the com*  j:ens;:Ywii of tho lowly lives with which  lung association hus made me sadly familiar���the lives of t.ho patient, toil worn  women of tho south���writes FrnncesHun ���  tington in The Interior. From my win  dow I watch the i'urmers pass in thoir  mount-nit) schooners on thoir way to town  to effect tho seasonal exchange of farm  produco for household necessities. "Many  of the women are old acquaintances, for I  am again on familiar ground. I recognize  tho serious, faded faces under the gingham  sunbonnots as thoy nod in passing. Tho  rather pretty little woman who stopped at  the gate to show me the new baby is 21  and tbe mother of six children, two of  whom, at tho ages of 7 and o, work in the  cotton JSolds all through tho long season  from September till January.  Luci, the oldest, picks 40 pounds a day,  for vvhioh her father allows her 15 coins.  By the end of tho season sho will have  enough money saved to buy hot* winter  wardrobe. Her futuro is foretold by her  mother's uneventful, humdrum life. She  will spend three months out of every year  In attendance at a country school, preferably tho winter season. The retraining  nine months will bo equally divided bo-  tweon sowing and harvesting. Tho rainy  seasons will bede\oted to qniltmnking,  which has almost reached tho dignity of a  flue art among mountain women, who regard tbe inventor of a "new design" as  something of a genius. Within fivo or six  years she will cheerfully waive the privileges and joys of youth for the unknown  responsibilities of wifehood, or, failing in  this, sho will gradually assume the burden  of household drudgery and lapse uncomplainingly Into spinsterhood.  BRICK  FOR   SALE.  JOHN   GOETTSCHE,  XEW DENVER.  Situate m the Sloean Mining Division  of  Wcsi i  Kootenay District.    Where located:  South '<  ���of and joining   tlie  "Rabbit  ]>;iw"  Mineral  Claim, near Sandon.  "T-AKE XOTICE, That I. A . S. Fanvell, actinsr !  ���*- as agent f��.r the Star Mining and Al tiling  Co.. Ltd Liab'ty, Free .Miner's Certificate Xo.  laOlS h, intend, sixty davs from the date hereof,  to tipply to the Mining- Recorder for a Certificate  ol 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  Oi such Certificate of Improvements  Dated this 22d day of November. 18!i!<  ���"���������'������n-!-'* A. S. FARWELL.  Situate in tlie Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On the  South Fork of Carpenter Creek.  ���TAKE NOTICE that I. Arthur S. Farwell as  L agent for Harold Selous. F. M C. No. 98142,  intend codays from the date hereof to apply to the | 1-i"1'1  Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for rhe purpose of obtaining n 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 nth day of September. 18&��.  ���*-"-������'>, A.S  FARWELL.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On  the South Fork of Carpenter creek, about a  mile froni Sandon opposite rnouth ol Noble  Five Gulch, a relocation ofthe St. Paul Xo. 2.  rPAK E XOTICE That I; Jarn^s M.-irshali, free  1 miner's certificate Nc. l!)fl(i4A, 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 dav of December. 189P  JAMES MARSHALL.  Promestora    Mineral    Claim.  PHOTOGRAPHERS  LOOK!  .si.-Id, go prepaid  Cabinet Solio...  Film Cartridges, ;jJ.\3L.7.-*f.  Other Sitpp-'ics. same'ratcs.  STRATH EARX,  Kaslo. B. C.  ; Situate in the  Arrow Lake Mining Division of  ,        West  Koote.iay   District.   Where   located:  On Mineral Creek,   3J   miles  from Cariboo  Creek.  TAKE XOTICE That I, N. F. Townsend. acting as agent for John H. McDowell. F. M. 0.  B. 13518; Pat, Cumingham. F.M.C. *il8'*7A.. James  Brady. F. M. C. JK5157 Nelson Demers, 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 -'7, must be commenced before the issuance  j of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 2."ith flay of August. A. D. lSHP.  SOU X. F. TOWNSEND.  ���'^���'������VV*'-'***-*''***^  I The Largest Stock ever shown* in Sanidh" -  r  (OO 2  /^%/%>^>^^'wb^&^^7b*&<&^,*,    ^/^^h^^/^^/^^%^/^/^^/^/^%^^.  t  a^--*'''K-**'��/*"*iV'*'&/-*"^^ 'Mi^M^'VV^^*^i^'T4*^%^v*v  Of CXirl&tjaciSLS  i  Youiiir men, become your own  -i.ss-.iY-.-rs. Three months will  teach yon -issnyiny for'gold, '  silver ��� and' copper. Live and  le.-irn how, che-iper than y'i��u now  live ..'.....  ..  Columbia College,  Hoard and [nsU'tielion in assaying-  .. .  all for.. ..  '���NLY $26.00 PER MONTH  U'ri'i' >'���(> rhe priiu:ip;il ���  !'KV. W. .!   Siri'l-M-JLL, H.A.M.D,  Fine decorated China  Cups and Saurers  China IMmTos ro mafcli..  a,;  ACw Westinio.sht!!*.  l-iiuiiiiT iii-iv   Im lind iiiibistlic    /L,  ���   ilv culler ��� ol' its Kind in ;oc uv-t  -^     Rooms   j ^  ASLO HOTEL iS  ���*&  i'amilv & Commercial.      ��   IV  a'rge  And  Comfortable  l-^e>T  Whire Cln'iui  Cups and Saucers  While Ciiinu  I5i;itcs.  a doze  tf  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day,  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietor*.  Glass Butter Dish. Spoon  Holder, Sugar Bowl,  and Cream Pitcher,  large size     Large Class Water Pitcher  with six  a*.asses. . . .  ���*��!>���  R PiTH'i   f\ lolig fit p. II   Fl^f^R    h  f i-i'-* ������"^ i*n (Ti r*rr* 'rp^;*,��� ****pt e^"*  i^ ���<...���       -/j_ _U-j5.��*.,;v^ v  v      4^ \/i,.L��  ^9�� H     "*>r31  ace, ^^^t  ATLANTIC AID PACIFIC  The direct route from  Kootenay Country  to ail points East and West.  First-Class Sleepers on all trains trom  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.  (���ONNKCTIONS  Kevi-lsioke und iniiin line points.  H:.r>.")k  Dly: lv ��� Id-nverC. Sidina-��� sir: Daily l"*:3<ik  ��:l;')k ex. Sun: lv VDenver Ldgr.arex. Suii. 15:40k.  ItOSHLASU, Nkl.SON CJIOW'S   .NEST   UltANfll   AND  IHitJKlJAKy COUNTltY.  !j-..*i0k ex.  Stin: lv X.Den vei' Ldg: ar ex.Sun 13.30k  TO A.S'l' KKO.M KANJJON  ir..3(ik dly lv- Denver C.SdR.. ar dly 8.55k  13 3(Jk ex Sun lv. ,N Denver Ldg-.sir ex Sun n.SOk  Aseertain rsites and  full   information   by ad-  drcsfing-nearest loeal agent or���  G. B. GARRETT, AfrentNew Denver.  VV. F. Anderson, Tr.iv.  Pass. Ajrt.. Nelson.  E. .1. Coyle, A. G. P. Agt., Vancouver.  SYSTEM,  SELKOX & FORT SHE 1'I'A KD CO.  RED MOUNTAIN RY CO.  The all rail and direct route  between   the  Kootenay  ..District and..  All British Columbia Fonts  Pacific Coast Points  Pu��*et .Sound Points  Eastern Canada and che  United States.  Connects at Spokane with  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY  O. R. R. & NAVIGATION CO.  Leaves Nelson 9:10 a. m,  Map.? I'urni.slied, Tickets ."old and information  riven by loenl and eon nee tin'.' line Ticket agents  H. A. .1A OK SON, G. 1\ & T. A.  Siiokiinc. "iVasli  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  To and from European   points via Csinadian  and American Hues.     Apply   for sailing dates  rates, tickets and   full   information   to any C.  Ry agent or���  O.  H. GARRETT.  C. I*. R. Ayent. Xew Denver.  W. P. F. Cumniini;.**. '.y. S. S. Atrt., Wiimijie  KOOTENAY     RAILWAY  & NAVIGATION CO.  Operating: Kaslo &  Slocan Railway,  International   Navigation c\:  Trading   Company,  KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY.  Schedule of Time.      Pacific Standard'  ���Time -  Passenger train for Sandon and  way stations leaves Kaslo at 8:00 a-  m. daily, returninir, leaves Sandon  at 1:15 j. in., arriving at aslo at*  3:oo p. m.  INTERNATIONAL    NAVIGATION  & TRADING CO.,   operating* on  Kootenay Lake and River.  S. S.  INTERNATIONAL.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson at tf-OO a.  m.. daily except Sunday. Returning  leaves Nelson at 4:30 p. in., calling-  at Balfour. Pilot Bav, Ainsworth and  all way points,  Connections with S. 1*'. i**: N. train  to and from Spokane at Five Mile  Point; also with str. Alberta to and  from Bonner's Ferry, Idaho.  S. S. ALI-KKTA.  Leave.** Nelson for Hunncr's Ferry  Tuesdav ,-md Sal unlays at 7 a. in.,  meeting steamer Interna*i.-inal from  Kaslo at Pilot I'a . h'etnniing,  leaves Bonner's Ferry at .**" a. m,  Wednesdays and Sundays  LAKIlo-I'lLWAX   IH\ IsfoX.  Stea,ii!er Internatinnai leaves Kaslo  fur La i'i lo ami Argenia at. <s: I fi j -. m.  Wednesdays and Fridays. Steamer  Alberta leaves Kasiu fid- Lardo and  Argenfa at H ji.ni. Smalays,  Steamers call at lirincipal hindings  in both direction^ and at other points  whe" siiTualied.  Tickets sol to all points i (';i ada  and the I'nited Stata-. To ascertain  rates ancl full inforin.-tiion.'   address���  K'omkrt Iin-ixG.  .Manager.  S. Camriikll, Kaslo,' p. C.  Freiglit and Ticket  Agt..   Sandon.  5e����fl6��4  DR. MILLOY.  KHjSSLYiXI).  ^^S^il^mamiaimsiimamsmmmiwimiwmsB. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C.,   DECEMBER 21, 1899.  Seventh Yea p.  Vision of War  Col. Bob Ingersoll was in the highest  sense a -patriot. Whenever his great  intellect and the marvelous eloquence  of his words could benefit and help the  cause of-liberty, both-were quickly and  cheerfully given. One of his uiost.cele  brated flights of oratory is known far  and wide as the ''Vision of War." It  was part of an oration delivered before  the veteran soldiers at Indianapolis in  1S76, and so beautiful and tender is it,  that the United States govern in en t has  had it reproduced in heroic size at'Arlington cemetery, Washington It  reads:���  "The past rises before me like a  dream. Again we are in the great  struggle for national life. We hear the  sounds of preparation���the music of  boisterous drums���the silver voices of  heroic bugles. We see thousands of  assemblages, and hear the appeals of  orators. We see the pale cheeks of  women, and the flushed faces of men;  and in those assemblages we see all the  dead whose dust we have covered with  flowers. We lose sight of them no  more. We are with them when they  enlist in the grand army of freedom  We see them part with those they love  Some are walking for the last time m  quiet, woody places with the maidens  they adore. We hear the whisperings  and the sweet vows of eternal love as  they lingeringlv part forever. Others  are bending over cradles, kissing babes  that are asleep. Some are receiving the  blessings of old men. Some are parting  ���with mothers who hold them and press  them to their hearts, again and again,  and say nothing. Kisses and tears,  tears and kisses���divine mingling of  agony and love! And some are talking  with wives,and endeavoring with brave  words, spoken in the old tones, to drive  from their hearts the awful fear. We  see them part. We see the wife standing in the door with the babe in her  arms���standing inthe sunlight sobbing.  At the turn of the road a hand waves���  she answers by holding high in her loving arms, the child. He is gone, and  forever.  "We see them all as they march  proudly away under the flaunting flags,  keeping time to the grand, wild music  of war, marching down the streets of  the great citiesr���through the towns and  across the prairies���down to the fields  of glory���to do and to die for the eternal right.  "We go with them, one and all. We  are by their sides on the gory fields���in  all the hospitals of pain���on all the  weary marches. We stand guard with  them in the wild storm and under the  quiet stars. We are with them in ravines running with blood���in the furrows of old fields. We are with them  between contending hosts, unable to  move, wild with thirst, the life ebbing  slowly away among the withered leaves.  We see them pierced by balls and torn  with shells, in the trenches, by forts,  and in the whirlwind of the charge,  where men become iron, with nerves of  steel.  "We are with them in the prisons of  hatred and famine, but human speech  can never tell what they endured.  "We are at home when news comes  that they are dead. We see the maiden  in the shadow of her first sorrow. We  see the silvered hair of the old man  bowed with the last grief.  *'Th�� past rises before us, and we see  four millions of human beings governed  by the lash���we see them bound hand  and foot���we hear the strokes of cruel  whips���we see the hounds tracking women through tangled swamps We see.  babes sold from the breasts of mothers.  Cruelty unspeakable! Outrage infinite!  "Four million bodies in chains���four  million souls in fetters. All the sacred  relations of wife, mother, father and  child trampled beneath the brutal feet  of might. And all this was done under  our own beautiful banner of the free.  "The past rises before us. We,hear  the roar and the shriek of. bursting,  shell. The broken fetters fall. These  heroes died. We look. Instead of  slaves we see men,women and children.  The wand of progress touches the auction-block, the slave-pen, the whippingpost, and we see homes, and firesides,  and schoolhouses and books, and where  all was want and crime and cruelty and  fear, we see faces of the free.  "These heroes are dead. They died  for liberty���they died for us. They are  at rest. They sleep in the land they  made l'ree,under the flag they rendered  stainless, under the solemn pines, the  sad hemlocks the tearful willows, and  the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or storm, each in  the window-less palace of Rest Earth  may run red with other wars���they are  at peace In the midst of battle, in the  roar of conflict, they found the serenity  of'death. 1 have one sentiment for  soldiers, living and dead: Cheers for  the living, tears for the dead."  1 StOCAN   OKI!*    SHIP51KXTS.  |    Total shipped Julv 1 to Dec. 31, 1898,  117,994   tons.     Jamiarv   1st,    1899,   to  i Dec. 16:  Week  , Payne    i Last Chance   | Sloean Star ������  ', Sapphire '.   i Coin ,...  Ajax  ...      Sovereign   Reco ���  Ivanhoe   Treasure Vault.   Red Fox   Trade Dollar   Liberty Hill   Madison   Wonderful   American Bov   Noble   Five ......   Idaho Mines   Queen Bess .',...  Wild Goose '...'   Monitor       Whitewater   Jackson      H> .  Hillside ..:...   Bell   Wellington   Antoine   Rambler   Native Silver  Bell   Dardanelles   Great Western ...:   Florida      20  Bosun   Marion   Capella   Mollie Hughes   Fidelity.-.      Vancouver   Wakefield..'   Emily Edith   Comstock.   Noonday   Enterprise   Tatnarne.   Black Prince..   Chapleau   Total  5,437  a, 2 45  MS  33  IS  40  20  ISO  n:'  i I'll  50  8  11  . 20  48  45  8 JO  1.441  15  26(1  2,343  87-1  1  (55  11  (550  r>n  48  100  48  20  580  20  3  30  8  320  580  IjO  120  570  710 '  20  35  15  Be good to yourself.  Remember your friends  this holiday season, and  forget not the comfort of  your own person.      Perhaps vou are looking lor  something nice in Underclothing   or Neckwear,  Headgear or Footwear,  Handkerchiefs, etc.     If  so we can suit you.  Holiday Goods for the  table and cooking purposes. Pure Spices, fresh  Sweetmeats,  Nuts,   etc.  AT HOBEN'S  Mail orders.  New Denver, B. C.  Parson's  Produce  Wholesale  BUTTER  EGGS  CHEESE  GREEN FRUITS  CURED MEATS  VEGETABLES  Shippers of the  Early Breakfast  Brand of Bacon.  Fall  and  Winter  Suitings  o my  Patrons  in the Slocan  9'%/%^ ^%/H^sQ^  Total tons.  15  l��.3fM*  The confectionery Williams has for  sale is the finest ever seen in the Slocan.    Call in and look at the samples.  MCPHERSON & CROFT,  Full stocks carried at  Nelson and Rossland.  Mail orders solicited.  California  Wine Co.,  Hauling and. Packing to Mines,  and general local business.  WOOD    AND     COAL     FOR     SA-. E  New  Denver,  IJ.  C  g CHRIST/IAS JEWELRY ��  Presents  that Last  and do not disappoint the receiver.  We have them in Diamonds, Rubies,  Opals, etc. Solid Gold and Gold  Filled Watches, Chains, Cuff Buttons,  Pins, Charms, etc.  Silveiware  that  wears  in Sterling Silver Manicure Sets,  Novelties, etc., for. Ladies and Gentlemen.    Silver Plate for the table, of  THE BEST QUALITY  -NELSON, B.C.  Boys,  my  Over=  coatings  will just  suit you.  Prices low  I have opened my Tail-1  oring    establishment    in  Nelson and am  prepared'  to fill all orders with neatness and dispatch.      Most,  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 goods  in  my  trip   through   the  Slocan  which I contemplate malc-i  ing in a short time.  Hoping to   be favored  with your orders, I am���  Yours trial y,  E. J. Robie  The Tailor.    Xei.--.oii. B.C.  J. K. CLARK,  MINES  AND-yjiNSNG  Reports, Examinations and Management.  NEW DENVER,  B. C.  New Denver  Transportation  k Light Co.  PALM A AXGRIGNON, PROPRIETOR.  D/3tn 1 c��  **wCU-W  rs i:  Choice Wines  and Fragrant  gars.  &  Write for Prices.  Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenay  The 8=hour  Law  OLESALE GROCERS  Agents for B. (J.-Sugar'Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills."  Brewers of Fine La��*er Beer and Porter���the best in the land.     Correspond -  solicited.    Address���  R. REISTERER & CO., Nelson, B.C.  General Draying: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.  Saddle Horses and Pack Animals.  Feed Stables at New Denver.  tuj\r��*��*-tn;5iw^^iu*c��L^j;x'j.Tjea.in^-T-rrj=c^irwjtia����*  mtvmrJiQicjERi  Our stock in  these  lines is the most  complete we have yet had.  G. W. Grimmett, Jeweler,  Sandon  AAA1  % EX  EXGRAVING    OX   ALL    PUIS  O CHASES FREE.  8ftCft<8,8^<B<&80'BWB90'Xi.KP#  Dealer in  IMPORTED  AVD DOMESTIC CIGARS  AroTOBACGOES,  P  Has been on shift in the  Slocan for many weeks,  but it has not injured the  quality of the beverages  in the Ivanhoe at Sandon. Nearly everything is new around this  old-time tavern except  the whiskey and the  landlord.  &0.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confectionery and Fruit.  BATHS IN CONNECTION.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  Hill Bros.  Manufacturers "of  and  Shingles  Orders   shipped to all  parts of the  Country.      Mill  at  heady of  ���Slocan Lake. ���  Fellow Pilgrims  If you receive a cop.**- of Thk Ledge without  being a subscriber, do not bo alarmed. It will  not cost you anything. After as ay ing it. if you  care to dig up. you can give no offense by send-  iiiK in your collateral. The annual assessment  is S2, but if you are financially in the sump send  in $1 and for six months you will have all the  blessings that this paper can bestow upon you.  The circulation is limited to one million, so do  not dally too long with procrastination. ;  R. T. LOWERY.  for further information.  Nelson. B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  N*S HOTEL  Heated with   Hot Air and  Lighted by Electricity  '  Large, comfortable bedrooms and first-class*din'ng room. Sample rooms  for commercial men RATES, $2 PER DA Y  MRS. E. C. CLARKE, Prop., Late of the Royal Hotel Calgary.  Baker St.. Nelson, B. C.  NELSON  Carry a complete stock of  *JLm wJLm *Vana^        raVd���  and solicit orders from any part ofthe province.     Write for prices.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings aJwavs on hand.  J. E. Angrignon  The Leading  Hairdresser  Teetzel  &Co.,  Assayers' Supplies  Dealers in  Cor. IJaitor mid Josephine Sts.  Nelson, 1$. C.  E B. Dunlop  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  Children's Hair Cutting- a Special y.  ���SLOCAX   CITY,   .-     - - B. C.  Slocan City  Bosun Block,  New Denver, B.  Postoffice address, Rosebery.  HOTEL  Buy your  holiday  from Nesbitt.  fruit and candies  Ed Becker has returned to the Slocan  from Atlin. He sayw that there is plenty  of gold round Atlin, but it takes bard  work to get it. The gold in the Bank of  England is the same way.  Nesbitt has a line of confectionery  adapted for tin- lu-Iiday season.  JOHN V. PERKS, Prop.  HOT AIR  HEATED BY  ,'i.n(l   Electric  Hells ami Light in every room....  Larfv and well lighted Sample Rooms  Hourly Street Car between hotel and  Station.   Free bus meets all trains   Reasonable Rates.  II. I). CURTIS,  Notary Public.  Mines;   Real  Estate;   Insurance;  accountant.  Abstracts of Title Furnished.  SLOCAN CITY, B. C.  W. !  ���". Di'KWi'V  Kaslo. B.C  H.T.  Xc;u- iJenver  rwioci  B.C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Minini- Engineers.  Bedford. M.-Xeil Code.  it=zrH'i-,l'dali & Fauquier, Airent*..  L.&TOKE  ]{L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc  Sandon, B. C.  Branch office at New Denver every  Saturday.  Furnishes accommodations  to the traveling- public  equal to any on Slocan  Lake. Comfortable beds  and tasty meals. The best  brands of liquors and  cigars on the market.  CANADA DRUG & BOOK CO.,  Jobbers and Retail Dealers in  DRUGS,  WALL PAPER,  STATIONERY,  MUSICAL GOODS-  nelson, B. C  THOS. LAKE, Prop.  F H OTO G RA PH E R S  VANCOUVER ano NELSON,  B.C.  $  Established in Nelson 1890.  Complete  in variety  effect  in quality  in finish  Nig-ht grill room in connection for the  convenience of g-uests arriving- and departing- by nig-ht trains.  Subscribe for Thk Lis no*; before it ia  too late. The circulation is limited to  a million, and when lhat point is reached our hook*** will he closed.  Watch repairing- a specialty.  As we only employ first-class  jewelers, all work!! guaranteed.  Mail orders  receive  our   prompt  'attention.  We are now rea y with  ��� ���in* complete stock, "which  has no ef|iutl in tho Province:  Diamonds of all sizes  Watches in fjold & silver  Clocks and Lamns  Austrian Art Goods  EImjiiv Goods of all kinds  Sterling Silver Novelties  Cur Glass  Holh.w Ware [Plate  .Merideu  Britannia Silver  Kuril Pianos  Sewiii.ir Machines   Raymond, White.  Wheeler & Wilson,  Domestic,  All  the   leading  machines of America.  A II wwls jruarauteed for  Al quality at���  J  The Jeweler.   Nelson, BC


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