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 ��� v.-v. vv ,.\Csv^.sX  .Volume VII.   No   18.  NEW DENVER, 13. C, FEBRUARY 1, 1900.  Price, $2 00 Year  SLOGAN GAMP NEWS'  k\5  msm&m&$3?8 as ssssafegssss?8S3  TvOCAT,    CHIT-CHAT.  Several young- men in Slocan City  have, volunteered for service in South  Africa.  Dr. Bentley is .arranging- with the  miners of Slocan City to start a hospital there.  Andy Tunks returned from his eastern trip Monday. Mrs Tunks kept him  company.  Skating has been exceptionally good  at the Harris ranch this week and enjoyed by many.  George Davis and Miss Oma Young  were quietly married Friday evening  by Rev. C. F. Yates.  Nelson and Revelstoke are recruiting  stations for Strathcona's Horse, for service in South Africa.  Rev. C.F. Yates presided at the opening of the new English church, at Slocan City, on Sunday last.  Rev. Mr. McKee, of Slocan City, will  preach in the Presbyterian church next  Sunday morning- at 11 o'clock.  Seryices will be held in Stephen'^  church next Sunday, both morning and  evening.   Rev. C. F. Yates, pastor.  The quarantine by the provincial authorities against passengers from the  smallpox-stricken city of Spokane is  very strict.  The bills are out.for. the K. of P. ball  on the 22nd,which is certain to be a big  affair. It is to be held in their hall,  Clever block.  W. L. Hagler, of Saudon, was committed for trial last week by Magistrate  Lilly for unlawful assemblage on the  Payne ground.  Frank R. Strohm, of N.orthport, and  Miss Bertha M. Potter, of Slocan City,  were married in Nelson on tho24th ult.,  by Rev. John Robson.  The Union Hotel, Revelstoke, run by  Ed. Corning, formerly of Nakusp, was  destroyed by fire Sunday night. Ed.  had only been in possession three days.  Sixty patients have been treated in  the miners' .hospital, Sandon, in ten  months, 11 of which were serious pneumonia Cases. Financially, the hospital  ��� s in a strong position.  Word has been received from England that A. J. Cleverly, familiarly  known in New Denver football circles  as "The Prophet," has gone to South  Africa to fight the Boers.  Prof. McEwen. is booked for the Bosun Hall February 9 and 10, Friday and  Saturday. He claims to be the world's  greatest mind reader and hypnotist,and  had seven nights' crowded houses in  Nelson  The statement made last week that  the boat officials on the s.s. Slocan allowed the Enterprise laborers to take  their baggage off without furnishing  checks for same was wrong. Their  baggage was not checked.  Everything is now in   shape for the  SLOCAN    fflNKRAL    FLOAT.  The second payment on the Hartney  falls due today. >  More men have been added to the  Rambler force.  The Kilo, Lemon creek, is developing in fine shape.  Twenty tons of ore was shipped out  by the Bosun last week.  Another 40 ton shipment was made  by the Rambler last week.  The Rambler-Cariboo pays another  dividend today, of one cent per share.  An expert examination of the Noonday was made last week by outside  capital.  The Payne shipped 220 tons of ore  last week. Sixty tons of it went to the  Trail smelter.  W.Thompson had one of his arms  badly fractured Tuesday at the Wonderful, by flying rock from a "hanging"  hole  Ore is coming down freely from the  Arlington, four carloads being at the  big bridge over Springer creek on Saturday.  The Payne imported another batch of  Scandihoovians from Minnesota this  week. Several of them were turned off  at Kaslo.  effected. The meeting was largely attended and great interest manifested.  After thoroughly canvassing the situation, it was decided to call a general  meeting of the, business men and citizens of all the Slocan camp, to be held  at Sandon on Wednesday evening,Feb.  (3. At this meeting the managers and  miners will be asked to be present, and  steps will be taken to select a committee of arbitration and to induce the contending parties to submit their differences to that body.  Tn the meantime a petition will be  circulated in Kaslo, Sandon,Ainsworth,  New Denver, Whitewater, Cody, Three  Forks,Silverton and Slocan City,asking  the government to put into operation  the Labor Conciliation and Arbitration  Act of 1894. The petitions will be returned to Sandon and presented to the  general meeting Wednesday evening,  and after receiving the endorsation of  the meeting, will be forwarded to Victoria. Thus it would appear the long  and fruitless squabble may reach a settlement in the near future.  FORTUNE   IN   COPPER.  Montana   Men  Developing  a   Rich   Property on Howe Sound.  SLOCAN CITY  NEWS IN BKIKF.  masquerade ball, to be given by the  Miners' Union, tonight, in the Bosun  hall. The committee has worked diligently and the affair will be a record  maker.   Get in early and .see the fun.  SLOCAN   ORE    SHIPMENTS.  The total amount of ore shipped from  the Slocan from January 1, 1899, to  June HO, 1899, was 15,118 tons. From  July 1, 1899, to Dec. HL, 1899, the shipments were 4,310 tons. Following are  the shipments from  January 1, 1900, to  Rev. Mr. Duncan, of Silverton, will  preach in the Presbyterian church next  Sunday.  C. F. Collom, of San Francisco, spent  a few days here last week, inspecting  the Arlington mine.  Several men bound for the Enterprise  have been stopped by the Union pickets.    They are mostly foreigners.  The Arlington made its initial shipment of the year on Monday. It consisted of 20 tons and Avas sent to the  Nelson smelter.  A lengthy petition has been signed  here by all the business men, praying  the provincial government not to repeal  the eight hour law.  Dr. Bentley has returned to town and  has opened a hospital on Main street.  His many friends here are glad to have  him and Mrs. Bentley back, and wish  him success.  Following is the volume of business  conducted at the local record office for  last year:���Certificates of work, 515;  certificates of improvement, 19; locations. 810; free miners' certificates, 301;  bills of sale, 220.  Theie is a good sheet of ice on the  river about a mile from here, near the  Meadows, and large numbers have taken advantage of it and the fine weather of the past few days, to thoroughly  enjoy the open air skating.  The provincial government is being-  petitioned to appropriate the money  necessary for some very long-needed  roads in this district, and it is to he  hoped they will respond g-enerously, as  no part of the Slocan country lias been  uwglccted as lias the district at this end  of the lake.  St. Paul's church, the  new Church of  The Britannia group of copper claims  on Howe Sound, are being inspected by  a number of mining men from Montana,  Washington and California, and, according to the miners, the claims which  are at present shipping ore will surpass  the he Roi as a money winner.  In view of the coming importance of  these properties, the following facts in  connection with the purchase, development and prospects of the company will  no doubt prove of interest:���  in 1S9U a trapper on Howe Sound located the claims, and sold them to J.  Boseowitz, of Victoria, for 820,000. The  hitter spent 815,000 in proving the prospects.  All work was carried on in a very  quiet manner. In fact, for the past 18  months IB men have been hard at work-  on the Britannia group,..but few mining  men in British Columbia were aware of  the fact.  Mr. Adams, one of those interested in  the property, said he thought he knew  all of this province's mines, but it was  not until he was visiting Patrick Clark  at Spokane that he learned of the Britannia mine. He became interested,  visited the group and secured a 30-day  option on the property. Then he went  through this province looking for a man  with money and mining instinct to help  him. buy what he thought was the best  property in the entire province. He  could not find a partner, and so wired  H.C. Walters, of Montana, that he had  50,000 tons of five per cent copper ore in  sight, vein traceable 3,000 feet; vein 40  feet wide.  Mr. Walters came expecting to be  disappointed, but when he saw the property and spent five days examining it,  he remarked: "It's no dream, Adams;  you are below the mark." The owners  were with him on this examination and  they closed the deal verbally on the  spot, and at once instructed the men to  work at a spot 500 feet east of the principal workings where the vein stands  bnldlv out of the mountain 100 feet in  length, and 10 to 1.50 in height.  On their first examination they found  that the mammoth bluff was well mineralized, and they instructed the. workmen to investigate the bluff     <>n their  paid an enormous sum for a British  Columbia property that no one seemed  to have known anything about and  people wouldn't touch. We had better  go and look at it again." They visited  the mine again, but were still more  favorably impressed.  The extent of the ore body is of vast  proportions, and very unusual richness  The ore in sight has been variously estimated by mining engineers. One  mining man said there was enough ore  proved up to keep a Blackett tram running, with a capacity of 1,000 tons per  day, every day for ten years. But it  may be safer to say without the slightest fear of a blunder that there are 200,-  000 tons of ��16 ore in sight, or about  $3,200,000 in value.  The company have as many men as  they can place at work now, and wi'l  keep hiring men as they can find a  place for them. A concentrating plant  will be erected and later on a tramway  and smelter. Offers are already in for  a 400-ton smelter and a tramway from  the mine at the earliest possible time,  as they are going to work the property  for all that it is worth right from the  start.  MINERS PROTEST  55  S3  The present session of the Legislature I in the state of Montana, where wages  OUR    SONS.  We're a pore un'appy Hempire, an' we  'aven't gort no friends;  If we wins, thenytions 'opes the news  ain't true;  If we're beat, they all yoonite ter re-  mawk it serves us right,  An' they wish we'd copped it 'otter,  so they dew.  They draws"piekshurs of us, trustin'for  ter get ar dander up,  A thing they is pertie'lar 'andy at,  An'  sarcawstic  observyshuns  they is  strong on, is thern nvtions;  But���yuss���they mostly lets it stop at  that.  We're a pore un'appy Hempire, an' we  'aven't gort no friends,  But we 'as some near relitions 'ere an'  there;  They mye sim a quiet crew when timer's  nutthink much ter dew,  But they're up as soon as fightin's in  the air.  We don't receive no cornplimints from  furriners an' sich,  An' the biddin' fur ar fivor's rawther  flat;  But though we've gort no friends,we've  our sons ter mike amends.  And we're jollv glad  ter let it stop at  that.  A pore un'appy  Hempire?   Nort a bit  of it, we ain't  While the tie 'twixt son an' father  never fails;  Art o' Canarder they come ter the rol-  lin' of the drum,  An'the  bugle calls the men of Noo  Sarth Wales  It's solid 'elp an' welcome, an' yer bet  we know its worth;  When sife at 'ome yer soldiers might  'ave sat,  When war was on the bill, yer gave us  yer goodwill���  Yer did," an'didn't let it stop at that.  ���Barrv Paine.  Now Newspaper Directory.  England building just completed, wasj return they found Miaf the men had  opened Sunday morning and afternoon, j broken into ore running six per cent in  the services being conducted by Kev. j copper. This crosscut tunnel had been  C. F. Yates, of New Denver. The | driven in'_'<):> feet on their first visit, in  church is very  conveniently located on j an attempt to tap the vein !3u feet from  the top.    The tunnel  was being driven  west, but thev instructed that it be   di-  Jan. 27:  Wook  Payne    220  American Boy   Queen Bess   Toial  385  20  210  14(1  20  20  40  Florida   805  Rosslaml Ore Shipments.  Arthur street, and is pleasantly nestled  among a group of tamarac trees. The  interior furnishings are very complete  in every way, and good congregations  assembled to both services. The musical portion of the services were well  sustained.  Appended is a detailed statement of  the shipments of ore from the Rossland  camp last week:���Le Roi 2394 tons,War  Eagle 1858, Centre Star 1732, Iron Mask  220; making a total of 6205 tons. For  the new year the total reaches 21,030  tons.  verted south, and on their second visit  they found the workmen had struck  the vein after a Pi foot drive to the  south. The vein has since been crosscut, and is 20 feet from wall to wall,  and will run six per cent copper and  about Sin in all values.  On their return  from   their first trip,  they proceeded to   Victoria  and closed  the deal,   which   in  itself  was  of very  large dimensions.    The  first  payment  There was a meeting of the business  mis ��10,000 cash, and when all the pay-  men, of Sandon on Tuesday night, to   incuts are made  and the mine put in  TRYING TO KKPISCTASUTTLISJIEN"  We have received from   the publishers, the Central Press Agency, of Toronto, a copy of their director}-of newspapers for 1900.    This is  the first issue  of such a directory by the company referred to, and it is very creditable to  their   diligence   and   enterprise.   The  obtaining   of information   for  such   a  work means a lot  of energy and patience, and the  book, carefully compiled  as it appears to be,  cannot  fail to be a  most useful work of reference to advertisers, and all who wish to obtain information  respecting-  the publications of  Canada  and Newfoundland.    In  addition to detailed  descriptions of all periodicals and   the   places   where   issued, j  there,  are   lists   by   counties,   classified  lists under all   heads, etc., besides summary of the postage law, customs rates  on printers   material   and   other useful  information.    The; book is well arranged and printed and  does credit   to  the  publishers.  C:m:irlu'K  Boot   I.Uftinoss.  Steps Taken to   Bring   the Managers and  Mine Workers Together.  discuss the labor situation and to form  ulate some plan to bring the mine managers and Miners' Union together, lhat  a settlement of the difficulty might  be  shape, it will have cost Mr. Adams and  associates $200,000. After the deal had  been closed Mr. Walters said to Mr.  Auams, "Are we dreaming?   We have  The value of the, finished product of  the boot and shoe factories of Canada  amounts to over $20,000,000 per annum.  There are employed in the manufacture  of footwear alone more than 12.000 persons, to whom about $(5,000,000 is yearly  paid out in wages. These are exclusive  of the persons employed and the wages  paid on the production of materials used  in the factories, which are nearly all  produced in this country,  Nesbitt has some elegant candy.  has been fruitful of talk and petitions  regarding the Eight Hour Law. "Wipe  it off the statutes," say the mine owners;  "Maintain the law exactly as passed,"  declare the miners. There could be no  two more opposite requests. It is an  open secret, says the Vancouver News-  Advertiser, that the government intends to retain the law, while seeking,  of course,to mak.j the relations between  men a*id owners as pleasant as possible.  In the early part of the session some  strong petitions were presented by the  owners against the law; now petitions  of equal strength are coming from the  miners, asking for the maintenance of  the law in its entirety. One of these  resolutions has been sent to Mr. Macr  pherson, M.P.P., as well as others, and  reads as follows:  Whereas, unsettled conditions exist  between labor and capital in the metalliferous mining- districts of the province  of British Columbia, arising from many  causes, chief of which is the eight hour  law: the Mine Owners Association and  their several organs have advocated  their cause persistently before the public and their emissaries have written  and stated through the public press  that the miners did not want the eight  hour law. Being fully conscious of how  disastrous to the people of theKoote-  nays any mis-step or wrong move by  either party would be at this moment,  we deem it our duty to state our position to the citizens of British Columbia  and their representatives, who hold and  guide the destinies of the province.  Much depends on the foresight and  wisdom of these men guiding the ship  of state, as we hope they will continue  to do, to a safe port.  Whereas we, the members of District  Union   No. 6, Western   Federation   of  Miners, comprising eleven unions, with  a membership of three thousand miners;  do hereby protest against any political  trickery that would tend to disrupt the  present government, and we appeal  io  all organized   labor to remember  that  the prosperity of our people depends on  the  maintaining   of   the metalliferous  mines act as amended at the last sitting  of the legislature.    If miners are to be  considered in the same  category as so  much machinery  or  some   kind of animal that lives on  black bread and  hog-  fat, needs no books, can live in a. rude  hut,  or   sleep   in   a   mining company  bunk house without being dissatisfied,  then there is no cause for quarrel over  how many hours  he shall or shall   not  work.    Conceding  him to be a human  being, a modern man able to read,think  and appreciate tha good things of life as  others do, then  we contend  that eight  hours are sufficient for men to work underground.    The dangerous   and   unhealthy nature of our calling are good  and sufficient reasons for shorter hours  than other branches of labor, skilled or  unskilled.    Oft-times by  a  slight mishap or the  ignorance of an employee,  the individual  who  makes such   mistakes is not only  killed, but causes the  death of his comrades who may lie near  him.    Working in artificial air, breathing   poisonous   gases   every   moment  while  underground,   men    often   lose  their lives before they can retrace their  steps to a   [dace of  security.    We are  tempted in   this   resolution   to question j  the competency of   the   Mine Inspector!  for the Kooteuays, and  wonder   why a  government   should   retain   a   man   in  their employ who has   lost   the respect  and  confidence  of  the men  of  whose  lives he is the guardian.  The wage question on which is based  the present struggle between the miners and mine owners in the Slocan district, is not above the standard paid to  first class miners in other places, such  as Cripple Creek, Col., where miners  have been working eight hours since  1891. It would be superfluous to add  that in all the British colonies and in  Great Britain miners work but eight  hours. There is no place outside the  Kooteuays in tliis western mining country, with the exception of Alaska,where  more of the necessities of life cannot be  purchased with a dollar than in the  mining districts  of British  Columbia.  will average from 75 cents to $1 per day  per man higher than in portions of British Columbia, clothing, food, and in  fact everything that would satisfy one's  desires can be obtained at least 25 pet-  cent cheaper than in any portion of the  Kootenays.  Therefore, we contend that wages are  not high, but,on the average, are below  the standard paid in other localities.  People in British Columbia are not able  to maintain their physical strength, not  to speak of their mental and moral requirements, on the same wages paid for  labor in Europe or the eastern provinces. Labor should not suffer for the  mistake of men who have more money  than judgment. Unscrupulous speculators plot and scheme in every way  imaginable to float mining properties  for millions when they are not worth so  many thousands. The speculators get  wealthy on one or two such deals and  everything is charged up to the cost of  mining, even champagne suppers. The  next move is to reduce wages. We  further believe the testimony given before the government commissioner, Mr.  R. C. Clute, has proven beyond the  shadow of a doubt that miners will perform as much work under the eight-  hour day as was previously accomplished under the ten hour system.  Therefore be it resolved that we, the  miners comprising District No.6, Western Federation of Miners, believing in  the justice of our cause, do hereby protest against any revision-of the eight  hour law,and insist on the maintenance  of the same, even if every metalliferous  mine in British Columbia should close  down. Any tampering- with the eight  hour law at this late day will result in  a struggle which will last until every  dollar in the Western Federation of  Mines has been expended. It is only by  such laws'that we will attain the higher  and nobler walks of life.  At present several political buccaneers are at the seat of government within the sacred chambers of our legislative halls. Their very presence is a  menace to our representatives. Their  objects are to 'namper and intimidate  the government in expressing the will  of the masses of this province.  Be it  further  resolved  that  we will  look with suspicion on all political freebooters who  are  ever  ready  to array  themselves with the opposition���a party  which, during  their  reign   as government, has never placed one single act  on the statutes that  would  better the  condition of the masses of British Columbia    As an  organization we are irrevocably   opposed  to   party   politics.  When party lines are drawn unscrupulous individuals   entrench  themselves  behind the bulwarks of party politics,  and prejudice  man  against  his  fellow  man.    Partisans have done more in the  past to destroy the spirit of human progress than all the other evils reformers  and reform  organizations  have had to  combat against.  At.t'iti-:!) Park, A. J. Hwjiies,  Secretarv. President.  The  Host I5eiiutln.il   Finn.  The most beautiful and costly fishes in  the world come from China, and the  j rarest and most expensive of all is the  brush-tail goldfish. Specimens of these  have sold for as high as ��1-10 each, and  in Europe the prices range from ��50 to  ��100. The brush-tail goldfish is so small  that a five shilling piece will cover it,  and probably there, is no living thintr of  its size and weight that is worth so much  money.  A primary teacher was hearing a recitation in grammar and the class was  composed largely of the smaller students.  The teacher wrote the three words,  "bees, bear, boys,'' on the board and  asked the pupils to write a sentence  containing the three words. She was  quite taken back a few minutes later  when one of the boys in the class handed  in the following : "Boys beeB bear when  they go in swimmin."  Pay the printer and be honored. THE LEDGE, NEv\r DENVER, B.C., FEBRUARY 1,  1900.  Seventh Yeae  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.'  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION" RATES:  Three months ;   Sis  Twelve "   Thkkk ykaks :.....  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line 'first in  sertion. 10 t-ents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  . 1.25  . 2.00  .  5.00  ment's commissioner reports that they I good things of this iife. Under such  were not brought into the country j circumstances, the passing of eight  either under contract or promise of | hours ot each working day  beneath  work, yet they come  in  bunches of  thirty   or   forty.     They   travel   on  the ground, under dangerous and unhealthy   conditions,    including   the  special steamers and special trains, j presence arid endurance of foul air  and are billed straight through for j and noxious gase.es, may reasonably  the Payne mine, with provincial con- j be considered something like an or-  stables furnished in order that they j dinary maximum of proper employ-  may not lose their way. The mem-jment for a metal or other miner.  to coxtributors "!bers oi the Miners' Union  think the j Such a term of work,  moreover, ap-  Cjrrespondenee from every partof the Kootenny aliens are induced to .come to the ] proximates to the standard day of  DistTiet and communications upon live, topics pavne by promises of employment��� [mining labor in most parts of the  1^/^:XS:^^Z:^^ but t-hey must be mistaken because; English-speaking  world,    and only  Commissioner   Clute   says they are ; leaves the man who is thus employed  not" ! a reasonable margin for the partak-  jing- of meals,   the necessary cleaning  and attention to clothes and person,  Of   the  rnanv   funny   things that! and the enjoyment of a   not undue  have been said'and done  in  connec- ! amount of recreation  and  rest, other  with  the   labor trouble   in  the tban sleeP-    In nict, to put the matter  plainly, and as we believe correclv,  sin matter how crude.    Get your copy in while it  i~ hot. and we will do the rest.  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription is due. mid that the editor  wishes ohec avail) t<> look at  your collateral.  fFJUKSDAY",   FEBRUARY 1.  1900.  TO     HE    "BKOlHUtT    TO    THIK.'  s��;i:ais jkom tuio kihtois'k hksk.  According to the officials of the  Bank of England, there are only  about eight hundred and sixty-five  tons of gold coin in circulation in all  the world. It should be interesting  to figure out jus!; what proportion of  this load the delinquent subscriber  thinks the editor of this paper is lug.  ging around.      It must be just a bit embarassing  for the tew liberal-minded, public-  spirited managers of some of the  .Slocan properties, who are really desirous of opening their mines, to be  forced to submit to the indignities  thrust upon them by the leaders in  the Slocan Mines Association, who are  apparently using that organization to  aid themselves at the cost ot the  small fry.        _���   The action of the businessmen of  Sandon in taking the initiatiye in  a combined effort to break the deadlock in the labor situation should  meet with the hearty co-operation of  the businessmen of this and neighboring camps. Delegates should be  chosen at once to zo to Sandon, that  the general meeting to be held there  next Wednesday evening may be a  representative one.  The Lucerne of North America is  all that the name implies these days.  No snow to carpet the ground, the  streets and walks tree of, dust and  damp, the atmosphere clear and the  sunshine bright and warm; the scenes  of grandeur that have made the  name'of New Denver stand out boldly  on the map of memory of all who  have seen it. are doubly grand and  thrice more beautiful.  tion with the labor trouble in  Slocan, the repeated wild vaporings  of the' Nelson 'Miner have afforded  the most amusement. Last week it  turned loose its pent-up folly to the  extent of a column or more, in an  effort to explain the direful things  that are going to happen to the  members of the  Miners'  Union,   be-  tlte gist of the dispute between mas  ters and men in the Slocan country  lies not so much as to hours of work,  but rather concerns rates of remuneration and amount of recognition of  the conditions of organized labor.  An eight-hours' day limit for labor  that is hard and continuous is in fact  tv��^tt>tji^>^g>��i>^.\^.>��.TO^vi^,-.j;s>j^ Vjuvyrrrn  nko  oetreal  f  Kstablishert   1817.  a  apital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits ���:    : 1,102,732.72   .  HJ3AD    OFFICE,    JIOVfKKAL.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona a.id Mount Rofal, G.C.M^G. President.  Hox.G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches in  all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States. '   ���,���  New Denver branch  E. PITT, Manager  tn^Kavn^nsrvmcri '<;:,���  ^r&yxr*c;^F'^^^lVJl���%Br<&^���t��rf2^z2r���������  Krw^ffiKr^'x-sicaTir'Hsrra-^w''^^  cause the -15 men shipped in from thr  coast by the Enterprise  people were I becoming   so   generally   recognized  persuaded not to go to work.    It says  ,;an injunction will be immediately  applied for restraining the Miners'  Union from intercepting men."  When this injunction is issued it will  be in order for another to be applied  for restraining the men from talking  to strangers, and another restraining  the newspapers from -discussing the  labor- situation, and another restraining the Union from taking part in  politics, and another restraining its  members from wearing their hats  in the presence of mine managers.  Then an injunction should be  applied for restraining fools from running newspapers and Nelson would  be properly fixed.  throughout not only  the  British Em-  New Denver  Transportation  & Light Co.  PALM A  AXGKIOXOX,   PUOPRlKTOR.  bVuS�� <m*f  <Sc Co  SLOGAN CITY, B. C.  pire, but also in the English-speaking;  world, that it has become exceeding-:  ly difficult���nay, aln'iost impossible J  ���for any popularly elected legis-j  lative body to recede from a position j  once taken up by it in statutory!  recognition of such a working day."'  General Draying: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.  Saddle Horses and Pack Animals.  Feed Stables at New Denver.  Heavy and Shelf Hardware.        Jessop's and Canton Drill  ���'Steel,       Stoves. Tin and Granite Ware.  We' are hand lino; all kinds of  j Blasting, Mining and Sporting Powders.    Also Blacksmith's  Goal.    Lumber, SaslV and Doors.  CANADA    AND   CAXAOlAXS.  DON'T    tIKE   FORKIGSKIiS.  If the Miners' Union would exhibit  the generalship that has been credited  to it, it would have the labor trouble  settled, and the importation of scabs  stopped, inside of ten days. The  managers would be only too willing  to open their properties at the $3.25  scale. If the Union accepted the  compromise offer, which it contends it  did, what is it that stands in the way  of an amicable settlement?  Every  white man's paper in ��� the  Provincb   has   come   out   flat-footed  against the mine managers in their  efforts to import aliens to work in the  mines of the Slocan. Here is a broadside from the Nelson  Economist that  has the right ring to it:     "If British  subjects feel that they are justified  under existing conditions in accepting employment at the Payne mine,  they must be protected.    But should  it transpire,   as is alleged   in some  quarters,   that the   manager of the  Payne has imported Swedes, Italians,  Boers and other foreigners who have  no further   interest   in   the country!  than acquiring the wealth which is!  the heritage of British  subjects, the j  Hon. G. W. Ross,   premier of Ontario,   in  a recent speech  made at  Whitby, Ont., gave some very good  advice to Canadians.   "We want to  feel more and more the growing responsibility upon us," said   he,   "the  growing responsibilities upon the Dominion of Canada.   We must, rise to a  conception of the magnitude of opposition as Canadians.     Canada as  owner of half a continent is destined  to  have a  future,  the brilliancy qf  which and the success of winch no  one can anticipate.   Why, at the be1  ginning of this century the population ot the United States  was only  5,000,000.   Scarcely a hundred years  have flown away, and today their  population is estimated at 75,000,000.  In 20, 30, or 40 years  what  will the  population of Canada be?    It will be  just what our energy  in developing  the latent resources of the country,  in encouraging settlement and in improving the social condition of the  people will make it.     We   have  not  enough confidence in ourselves.    We  have not confidence  enough  in ourselves as Canadians.    We are looking  JOHN WILLIAMS  Dealer in  IMPORTED  and DOMESTIC CIGARS  ANDTOBAOCOES,  PIPES, AC.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,  Confectionery and Fruit.  The Clifton House,  BATHS IN CONNECTLON.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  J. E. Angrsgnon  The Leading  air Dresser  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a liii-j,'�� number of people.     The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided with every Uiingr  in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckley, Prop.  Government   will   be    lustihed    ..., ��� .,,��,.     ,   ^    ,������   , .  .   .    . ., , ,,    I to the United States, to the \Vashina--  bringmg ud with a sharp curve the i ,., ,    ��� ,   T.      . ".  ^   "    ' : tons,    Websters,   and  Lincolns,   and  ��� seeing in  these  names the elements  Bosun Block. New Denver, B.C.  Travelers  Will find tin-  Arlington Hotel  a pleasant place i>> s|.��|> at when in  Slocan City.  GKTIHXG & HICXDKRSOX. Proprietors.  NEW DENVER,  man who would so far 'forget his ob- j  ligation to British Columbia as to at- i Qf^eatne^'loi-gewTng thatTotTcam  tempt such a thing. The Economist jadian soil we have their equals in  has alwavs contended that the mine-! the  Browns,   Baldwins,   Blake's  and  a! is hsra -<y  ?;> * v,'  There is the humorous side to the  official despatches from Africa. Gen.  Buller, in describing' the awful reverse to the. British army at Spioi*.  Rod, and his subsequent retreat  across the Tugela river, said "the  enemy was taught to respect the,  lighting qualities of the British soldier." All of which sounds well, but  the British public is not so particular  to know what the enemy was taught  as it is to know what Gen. Buller and  his army learned by the experience.  owners have been unfairly dealt with  and it still maintains that the mining  legislation of last session was uncalled  for and discriminated against a class  of men   who had  already   done and  were still  doing  a vast   amount of  good in opening up  the   resources o:  the country, but  it   cannot and will  not    endorse     the     importation   of jstitutions more stable, no people more  foreigners  to  absorb  the labor and \ intelligent than ours/1  profit, that rightly  belongs   to  bona j   fide British subjects."  Mowats of the present day.     Let us  display our loyalty to our own men.  We think of the great expanse of the.  United States,   forgetting  we have a-  still greater expanse.     We   talk of;  the   constitutional    development   of;  England,   forgetting that   we  have!  made even greater development constitutionally than  England.     There!  is no land more free, there are no in ;  YARD  P. KICK  !���'('!;    SALE'.  .ItiliX   (inKTTHCIIK.  X1-:\V  iiKWF.!!.  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation lor the traveling public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  HENRY STEGE, -        -        -       -     \- Proprietor.  HOTEL  New Denver, B.C.  A. JACOBSON&CO., Props  Best meals  in  the city���Comfortable  rooms���liar replete  with the best of  Liquors and Cigars-  test service, throughout.  nulacturers'of  TL I). CTRTIK,  Notary  Mixi>  \K.\l   Estate;   Ixsukaxok;  accouxtaxt.  i'y'kxisiied,  '1  Abstracts of Titus  = :SL/)CA.N'CITY,  B. (  i  GRAND  vv  tiik   i;i(inx-noi:i:   i���viv.  An effort is being made by disinterested individuals looking to the  bringing together of the managers  and miners. The move is to be commended and fostered in every way.  The man who can bring the two  parties together and affect a settlement of'what now appears  imaginary   difficulty   will  Outside of the twj Association!  organs in K'ootenay, one at Nelson j  and one at Sandon, and the literary I  chameleon at Kaslo, the newspapers |  of the Province are unanimous in do-1  daring that the eight-hour law is i  here to stay, k) far as the people and j  Parliament, are concerned. True, I  some have criticised the advisability j  to be an ! of thru;-ting the law upon us at the j  win   the, | present   stage   of development, and  . l>iti;\vi;v  Kaslo. B.C  H. T. T\vic;<i  Xeu- Denver, B.C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion anil Provincial Land .Surveyor:  Civil and .Mining Ensfinccrs.  I led ford. McNeil Code.  ,Ts!'Ra,-,lidall & Fauquier, Alichi*.  Will be given by  Slocan City  riiners' Union  In Sclionberjrs Mall  on  ;)[  L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  !'  ' BARRISTER,  ;    Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.  ! Sandon, B. C.  Branch olfieo at New Denver every  ! Saturday.  and  Shingles  Orders   shipped  to all   parts  of  Country.      Mill   at  head  of  ���-Slocan Lake. ���  the  Postof'tice address, Roseberv.  The  everhistiiig gratitude of the people of j the limiting of the law to one class of j Fl'Id^Y EVC, FCb���  16,  1900  the  Slocan���and   should   be  elected i workmen, but none have opposed the j QomInenciii"' at '.) o'clock.      All   are  lord mayor of the  Slocan's   Lucerne. '  A better o]��portunity   never offered j  for the ready .settlement  of the labor i  principle of the law  Politically the  cuts.    The Libera  or the law itself.  aw   lias  no oppon  arty   has  come  cordially nivited to a tend,  'ickets, including supper, $��r>0.  difficulty than now exists. There is  every evidence that the eight '  law will not be amended, therefor.:  the mine managers will not look for  help from that quarter. They see  that they must deal with the men  direct, and the Union canno! afford  to be too narrow in its vision of justice.  The question of lowering the price of  board at the mines could be made to  play a prominent part in arriving at  a settlement.  John Houston may have  iarities, he may singe the  goslin with a single blast from his  trumpet, but when he hits he is seldom wide of the mark. Says he:  "Tin aliens whom .Manager Hand of  the Payne mine is bringing into  British Columbia are peculiar in their  methods.      The   Dominion    govern-  i Liberal Conservative  Kmri likewise.  out strongly in  favor  of   it,  and  the!  party has done j  ie leaders of both have !  never lost an opportunity to .speak :  favorably of the, law. It has even!  been suggested that the law should lie i  made to apply to other branches. ;  Speaking on the  subject  the Van-���  couvar News-Advertiser says:    "The ���  miners rightly sa>,   that  if they are |  to be considered as  mere  animals or !  machines, needing neither books nor';  -recreation,  and   ready   to   spend the;  iiis pecul-j whole of their   working   lives' either  ungodly I in a mine  or  a   bunkhouse,   then it1  inatters not how   long  their  hours of;  work may be.    But if the  contrary ;  be the case���as certainly  it  is-our  miners ought instead   to be regarded ;  as human   beings of ordinary sensi-j  bilities, and able, to  read  and think, i  and   appreciate   also   the    ordinary  F. L. CHRISTIE, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  SOLICITOR, Etc.  NOTARY  Pl'BLlC.  Kwr.  l-'ridavat SiSwrn-n. SAXDoX. I'i. ('  6  Voting 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 ol' 1.���arniiiK may be had in this the  only ooll.w of its kind in tho west.  Nakusp.  Isa ruini'iii -f.al.lu 'linlid fur Ira V(dl.-r.��  Mrs. McDousfalriS"  J. K. CLARK,  MINES  and mining  Reports, Examinations and Management.  NEW DENVER,   -   B.iC.  fJL  ly this we do not mean'to  i:  ention to tlie new st  The selections are very pr  low.    Big s  up any amount of your vain  thy: discpssioiL  .����  A  as ft &  simply wi  LB  .4.  '��  J  &~v^ uenver Seventh Year.  THE LEDUrtt, NEW DENVER, B.C., FEBRUARY 1. 1900.  SLOCAN   JIMJttlE'S    CLUB.  B'gosh, my freri', Slocan have got  De foolishes kin'of roan  Dat ever struck dis country  Since dere ever was Slocan.  You wait one leetle minute just,  I tell 3'on all of him ;  . De name is Jimmie Nasium���  Dat's shorten down to Jim.  A71' Jimmie, he is start de Club,  "Wit* plain tee man belong,  To do all kin' of foolish ting,  Suppose for mak' you strong.  He have ol' store dat's all fix up,  An' window in de street  Is all hoard up so you can't see  De acrobatic feat.  Au' all de feller what belong,  Dey come dere every day,  An' turn upon an ol' gas pipe���  Das aclin' bar, dey say.  ?     An' climb on ladder way up high,  An' let de body swing,  By hangin' on some, circolet  ; What dey call, "travelin' rinir."  An' also, dey have got some strap,  For pull on wit' de arm���  What I have heard some feller say,  lie act jus' lak a charm���  For mak'de muscle all ver'tough,  An' Have you lots of troub',  When you do all de'pder tings  Dey do i* Jimmie's Club.  Dere is what you call "ponchin" bag,"  Das hung up by a string;  An' all de feller pouche heeut hard,  For see how las'he's swing.  But some dat don't care mooche for dis,  Have oder game instead;  An' 'stead of ponche de ponchin' bag,  Dey ponohe each oder's head.  So dere be lots of business man���  You see heem every day���  Dat go about wit' broken mout',  'An'don't have mooche to say.  An' some have got de eye all black,  An' swell'd all up wit' blows;  An' plaintee' mail wit' pretty face,  Have plaster on de nose.  De preacher, he is go dere too,  An' whole lot more beegbug;  Also de man.what keep de store,  What sell all kin'of drug.  He's handy man for fix you up,  Suppose you don'feel well;  Also, suppose h3 don' tak' care,  He won't feel good himsel'.  Sometam 1 have it tol' to me,  By feller what attend,  Dei' tight wit' two long piece of steel,  Wit'rubber on de end.  Dat's so dey won't be ver' mooche hurt  By whatdey call de fence,  For "all dis fuss in Jimmie's Club  Is only jus'pretence!  Liy'n by dere's goin' to b�� some drill,  "Das spruce dem up a pile,  If dey can get de men enough  To mak' It wort' de while.  An' date will be de coup de grace  To all <le whole affaire;  When all de boy dat feel inclined,  Drill a' la inilitaire.  De captain he is all select,  To have de whole command ;  An' it's by common curtisy,  He's tak' de ting in hand.  For all agree he's only man  Dere is about de place,  Dat know enough of army drill  For put dem thro' de pace.  De most of feller hereabout,  Dey don' put ver' mooche stock  In any.kin' of drill at all  But drillin' in de rock.  An' so, if dey be got in step,  An' go on de parade.  It's ver' lak dat you soon will hear  Of Slocan Jim's Brigade.  However dat may be, my frien',  I cannot say for true,  For all 1 know about dis here  Is what I tol' to you.  So. if you should be.in de town,  An' want to have some game,  Don' hung ronn' Jimmie Nasium,  Or hoi' yoursel' to blame.  Dere may be lots of fun for sure,  But 1 not see de joke,  To pay some money lor to go  An' get your face all broke;  By pitl. on pair of boxin' gloves,  An' ��� et some gentle knocks,  So 1 go somewhere else, my frien',  To got my Christmas box.  K. T. Axokksox.  Lemon'Creek', Jan. Lsi, l'JOl).  The Lfii.riiiicl Woman.  Some very iiiuseulinu reasons for man's  aversion to tin: "learned wotr.nn" \sw<:  given recently l>y Albert Vmuiiun. wl.n.i  fluys: '' 'A UJue r-toc-king,' s;:i<! the {itvnt  German jjemt., 'is like an iisp-cn^iis: \\i;i n  ono lias done with her hviu'i, i-i e has cm.i'  with every(b:'is:..' I niti ns i;..i!..:;.ijt ol the  problems of Kueliil us. n;y bulh.oj, ism' the  alphabet, but: c\i!i !!:t: iirusj.ect i\u \v.-: or  of passing the,'Pods Asinormo' would not  tempt mo to study inatbcin.-it ics on nm.ru-  lar representtitivt'.s ol the {iciilli:.v sex. '; i.e.  ewoet surrenilor of ii woman's bvr.vx wotiKl  not be swot to mo if the hand ihni;  clinched the bargain felt like old r:;rch-  inent and displayed ink stains tu skies.  Tho pursuit of cum punitive. ;m;i;oniy by  placing my arm round si woman's waist  would huvo no cliarm for mo if tlii.s waist  were largor than hor Hie, 'and life is bat  a span.' In .short. 1 am still snllicjently  old fashioned to m,. ire a woman to bo the  delight of my eyes, oven if she should turn  out subsequently the worry of my soul und  the ruin of my pocket."  As a type of the woman of bruin and  bounty Mr. Vnndiiin cites Mine. Kmilc de  , Gii-andiu, "not (inly a poet ot' sterling  merit, an accomplished student of literature, but ono ol the mo.M elegant and  most beautiful women of France, hot- ele-  ganco oven surrjiisuing hor beauty."���New  York Commoroial.  How to >~ouritili the Skin.  Mary Scott How land recently lectured  to women in New York on how to nourish  and food the skin. Mmo, Rowland does  not approve of massage, violent rubbing,  hot water, steam or even tho uso of a  towel. She declares that the skin needs  frequent bathing in lukewarm water���  rainwater, if possible, otherwise tho distilled��� using very littlo soap, but an  abundance of some sort of fatty loot! which  tho pores will absorb with avidity, just as  a sp'-^.go absorbs v,titer. Put on the cream  wita t-'lio tips of tha fingers, rubbing cautiously under the eyes so as not to movu  the skin, but pressing haruer in the corners of the eye, where the crow ':> iceteome,  rubbing the cheeks outward instead of inward and tho chin and forehead upward.  Among the many practical hints given  was tho statement that the best sahid oil  is the finest thing possible to promote the  j growth of hair and prevent it*, /ailing out.  i Saturate tho hair thoroughly, keeping oil  on for a week, and then wash well with  aoap and water.  To Drive Out Boacbei.  If you have any x-oaohos with you, and  yoa want to get rid of them, try the remedy suggested by an experienced housekeeper to tho Washington Star.  "Cucumbers," she, says, '-are a most effectual destroyer. Simply scatter the peel  or trimmings about in the pinees where  the roaches eto seen. The roach eats them  and thereby ends bis existence. In case  the roach does not feel hungry enough the  first night and the cucumber is not sufficiently attractive, throw "the 'trimmings  into the etove tho nest motninj; and set  out a fresh lot the in :a ni^Lt. ,/Phe green  ooloring matter that kills the touches is  tbe same thing that makes cucumbers so  annoying at times to the -human family."  The Wise Mother.  She is the wise mother who knows when  to bo conveniently blind. Sometimes a  child is sick, ntruii:;-, unstrim^-, ,and the  fault that another time ;;.'i.;,.':t b'c pttimbal  should bo ignored. Timely biindhess... is  only another name tor tact, it ignores all  that is unpleasant and wisely judges of  the appropriateness of time and seaeon.���  Housawifo.  PHOTOGRAPHERS  LOOK!  Cabinet Solio vl.-io, so prepaid  Film Cartridges, aixSJ. .lak.  C(titer Supplies, sitine rates.  O. STRATHEARX,  Ka.��ln. B. C.  E. B. Dunlop  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  Children's lluir CuUin.  SLOGAN   CITY.  ii Speeiul.y.  B. C.  I) I SSOI.UTION'    NOT! UK.  (d) To purchase, take on lease, or in  exchange, hire, or otherwise acquire any  j real or personal property, live or dead  i stock, oi any easements, rights,'privi-  . leges or concessions, or any interest  | therein, necessary or convenient for the  Company's business, or for developing  j or utilising any of the Company's prop-  j erty, and to explore, work, and develop  j the same;  ! (e) To acquire, erect, construct, or  I hire and maintain and work any buildings, plant, engines, machinery, fixture,  i mills, toads, railways, tramways, canals,  j creeks, shafts, ditches, or other works'  ; which may be necessary' or advisable fori  i the purposes of the Company, whether  on land of the Company or not;  | (1) To'undertake and carry into effect  'all such financial, commercial, trading,  'j or other operations.or businesses in connection with the objects of the Company,  For a damp closet or cupboard, which is  liable to cause mildew, place in it a'biiuoer  of quicklime, and it will not only absorb  all apparent dampness, but sweeten and  disinfect the place. Renew the lime once-  In a iorluigbt. 11 tho place bo very damp,  renew it as often as it becomes slaked.  To keep polished tables from being defaced by hot dishes put a sheet of asbestus  ���paper- under the left cloth. For tea or  lunch, wliero doilies are used rnstx-ad of a  tjiblee!,",th, the tabic may be protected from  the hoi: dishes., by'asbestus mats covered  with prettily embroidered doilios.  Safety matches often belie ' their name  find should never bo tin-own away without  close examination. Sparks fly from l!:em  and smolder sometimes into a disastrous  blaze.  A nail or tooth brush should never be loffc  in the holder with tho bristles uppermost.  It stands to reason that water will soak  into it in time with such treatment.  il.-irv. liiO't.  Witness:  II. .1. Hnl'.ICKTsnX.  A. ViilJK.  .). W.CbAKKK  NOTICE.  A Russian bride, even among the 1��M  well to do classes, does not consider her  dowry oompletu without a fur ferment.  ���yroTiCE is hereby .-"iven Unit we. the��� under- \ &B the Company may think fit ;  i\ sifrned, .formerly earryinjr on business us > < \ n-n ,;,.rin;,.rj ��� .,,, ;,,V(,���ti,-iiic .���uivild.  Wholesale.and Retail .Butchers in the Town of j- ,-��J. J-0 ai.quue any inventions capable  siowm City. Province of British Colinnbia.nndcr ��� of being used tor any purpose.connected  tlw firm name of A. York &, Co;, have this day by j with Uliy of the l'msiliOSSes Or operation?  mutual consent, ���dissolved the said partnerslnii < r , i ( ',,���,,,.,,,., m- iI-p lie/��oap nr vi.dH  The. said business will be continued bv the me ' UI l"e ^--onip.iiij , ol tj,e Itecnsc ot tiglit  dersifoicd Archibald York, who will pay all lia- i to use the same, and to acquire or cause I  bilitiesofsaid iirin, and to whom ail accounts : j0 i,e applied for and obtained, anv let-1  due the said linn are payable. : ,,,..,. , ,,!.,,,<���   ...   ,.,-in,.,.��c.;,,,1a   /��������� io-iei'le,ros I  Dated at Sloean City. B.C.. (hi, 1st da v'of -hue i a'     P'ttCUt   01    c01)CeShlOl)h   O.   pllUHges  , ot   an    iinalagous'   character, 'whether  . liritisli or foreign, in respect of any such  inventions, and  to  grant ,and   issue licenses for the use of any such invention  _. i or inventions, upon such terms and conditions as may be considered expedient ;  (h)   To amalgamate .with,  any other  company having objects altogether or in  part similar to the  objects of. this Com-1  . party, or to acquire  and   undertake the  *-. whole or any part of the business, prop'-  ; erties, .tnd liabilities  of uny   person  or  ��� company carrying on any business which  . this company is authorized  to  carry on,  ! or possessed of property suitable for the  : purposes of this Company ;  |     (i)   To pay for any 'property  or  htisi-  /  , ness purchased or otherwise  acquired in  \ I shares (to be treated as either wholly or  ! partly  paid   up), 'or debentures  or debenture stock of  the  Company,  or in  money, or parti v in shares or debentures  or debenture stock, and partly in money  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  .Monitor Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Sloean   Mining- Division   of We;-t  Kootenay  Distiiet.    Where loenled:  South  of Three Forks townsite.  TAKE NOTICE that   I.  Herbert T. Twij;-. ;ls  ���    a��ent for George A. Petty. F. M. Cert, No.  l:��i(), Eie.-inor.J. Kendall. I<\ M. Cert.. No. KiSTo.  ami Alfred R. Finidand.  F. M. Cert.  No. i;jS7!-.  intend       six'.y    days    from    the   date    hereof  to apply-to the.Mining  Heeonier for a eertii;c-;'.!e  of   improvements,   for   the   jjitrpn.se   of  obtain  intr Crown a frrant of the ;ihove claim.  And further take notice that action under'sec-  tion :;7n.ust be comnicneei'l' beb<re tb.e isuiain-e  of sur.-li ecftitieaic of hnproveun-iit--.  Dan-d this ilth da v of January. V.m.  HEHHElVr T. TWiGG.  SuiifNiwa   l-'.vaetioii .1!iucj-:il  CJiiim.  lrtniTeil in the Sloean City .MiniiiK Division of  West Koofoiiay Di.-trict.     Where located:  f)n tiie north side of  Lemon Creek; i-jinosite  the nioitth of Suinini! eivek.  TAKE NOT1CK that I.  Dan if anion, a.'linsits  No.  ff.  J. Kuhei-r.Sdii, F. M.C.No. lii\?Ji: William Coip-  iiiiin. F. M. C. No. -S'rJ'i'JA: John Koiand Stitt. F.  ,\I. C. No. BShilS. and Herbert Unutinu-. F .M.C.  No. Uti^iti. itiieml. .-'i.vty Jays I'r.'in the 'date  liereo:'. ��� to apply to' the ' Mining 1-i'eeorder  for a C������rtiiii-.-ite of Iinpr.,V!-ii)eiiis. for the pur-  pose of oiitiiiniii^'ii i.'i'mwh .('irant .'of the above  claim '���    ���     .���  A\\<\ further take notice that   -u-i ion'niider section ,'.o must be commenced  liefore  the  issuance  of such eerl iiicati- of improvements.  Dated tlli-' l!Mh day of December. Dslilt.  DAN HANI.ON.  CANADIAN  AND SOO LINE,  3etween  PLANTIC uw tiiui  . The direct route from  Kootenay Country  to all points East and West.  an ������-n.vcnt for J.  D.   Wallace    F    M.  C.  i.-l: W. B.'Willcox.  F. M.C-. No. ��.i;i;ii-  M<1KNSJ5 AUTHOIMZINCi   AN    KXTIt  l'KOVtNCJAl>        <;OM.l'ANV       TO  CAldtV       OX       ilUSINKSS.  "Companies'Act, 1807.''  .    CANADA:  Pkovixck of Bkjtisii Coia'aihia.  No. 171. '       ���  'PHIS IS TO CERTIFY that  !'The Bo-  1     sun Mines, Limited," is authorised  and licensed to carry on business within ! aiK], with tlie like sanction, "to accept'in  the Province of British Columbia, and to payment for any part or for the whole of  carry out or effect all or any of-.the ob-1 the property of the Companv sold or  ^LVie���"l!.!uLu!. ���J !V���t0T"'!���!',i,..!? i otherwise disposed of, shares.'bonds, or  "*      ' "        ' ���---'���        debentures of  any   other   company or  The 8=hour  Has been on shift in the  Slocan for many weeks,  but it has not injured the  quality ot the'beverag-es  in the Ivan hoe at Sandon. : Nearly everything isnew arounrl'this  old-time, tavern [ except  the whiskey and the  landlord.  for further inforiaiion.  Mcpherson & croft,  Hauling- and Packing- to Mines,  and general local business.  WOOD    AND     COAL     FOR     SA;  legislative authority of Ihe Legislature  of British Columbia extends.  The head office of the Company is situate at No. 10, Fenchurch Avenue, London, England.  The amount of the capital of the Company is ��50,000, divided into 50,000  shares of ��1 each.  The head office of the Company in this  Province is situate at New Denver, and  William' 'Henry Sandiford, whose address is New Denver aforesaid, is the  attorney for the Company.  The objects for which the Company  has been established are:  (a) To purchase or otherwise acquire  and work any lands, mines, mining or  mineral'claims,'-mining rights, grants,  concessions, leases, easements, or interests in lands, waters, mines, minerals,  mining or mineral claims, mining rights  companies; <���'���  (j) To improve, manage, develop, let  or sell, or otherwise dispose of, charge  or deal with, in any manner whatsoever,  all or any.part or parts of the property  of the Company, or any rights or easements in or over the same;  (k) To acquire by original subscription or otherwise, and to hold and sell,  or otherwise dispose of, shares, stock,  debentures or debenture stock, or any  interest in the revenues or profits of any  company, corporation, partnership or  person carrying on any business capable  of being conducted so as directly or indirectly to benefit this Company, and,  upon any return of capital, distribution  of assets, or division of profits,, to distribute such shares,  stock,  debentures,  Cliiieil   Kiopii'e  Miucm!   Claim.  Stliinie in - i In- Slocan Ci'.v   Miniuir   Division of  Went   Kootenay   District.     Where,   located:  On the north .si'ile of Ten  Mile  Creek about  seven mile.? from Slocan hike  'PAKE XoTJ'CK Tlutt I,   K.   W.   Gordon   K. ,M.  I    C.  No.  '���'���������>''>:i-J.\, aetinii-   for mvself and a>:  .���Wilt for II. W. Kent. K.AI.C. No. ;V.tiS'l, Thomas  Diuiii, b\ ,M. C. No. L'Ulii.i. J. H.   Ward.  F. M. C.  No ltti.-iTA. and  Ceo.   Williamson, F. M.C. So.  l-l!li,'i��. intend, sixty day.* from the date hereof  to iipjily to the  .Miniiif,-'.Recorder  for ,-t certificate ol ini|irovenients for the jiurpose of ohtniii-  ins nCri.H'ii Cii-iint of the nliove claim.  And farther take notice that action nnder  Section."? must be- commenced before the issuance of such eertilieate of iiniiroven.ents.  Dated tin's iyth da v of Octoher. 1K&.  l-'i'.H ' R. W. GOKDON.  First-Cia-ss Sleeiiers 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.  Siime cars .pass. Revelstoke one day  earlier.  Summit Mineral Claim   Lot-J37J.  and other hereditaments  in  British Co- j or debenture stock,, among the members  lumbia or elsewhere,  and any property, ] of t}ns Company in kind;  real'or personal, movable or immovable, |    (1)   To borrow or raise  money for the  for purposes incidental thereto, or to any j purposes of the Company,  and to exe-  other objects of the Company; cute and issue  bonds  or debentures, or  ��� (b) To prospect and search for, get, debenture stock, to bearer or otherwise,  win, work and raise, either within tbe mortgages and other instruments for se-  area aforesaid, or elsewhere, copper and curing the repayment thereof, or forany  other ores, , metals, minerals or sub- other purpose, with or without charge  stances, and to carrv on the business of I "PO" all or any of the property of the  miners, millers, smelters, and workers ! Company or its uncalled capital, arulup-  of any piocesses in the production, re- ! on such terms as to priority orothet wise,  duction, and  making merchantable,  of  ���Situate in the. Sloean Mining Division of West  Kootenay Distiiet. Where located: About  half mile southeast of Sandon. adjoining tlie  Richmond and   Hidden   Treasure mineral  ''PAKE NOTICE That i, Robert E. Palmer, as  1 afreiifc for Eleanor Truax O'Neil. V. M. O. No.  rm74: George Gooderhani, F. M. C. No. Bl27!)-.l.  and the WarEiifJeCon. Alining & Development  Co. Ltd, F. M. C. No. B133S7. intend, sixtv davs  from the date hereof, to apply to the .Mininjir Re.  eorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining' a Crown Grant of the above  claim.  And further fake notice that action, under  section 37, must he commenced before the issuance of such certificate)'of Improvements.  Dated this 10th day of November, 1S!)0.   ���  11-10 ' R. E. PALMER  Victor. Miiwral  Claim.  CcXM-XTluNfj  i:evel-(o);e and nntin line points.  ���v;Vik Dl\:lv --.Dein-erC. Sidi:i!.'.-jl|.: i_),|ji% i:,.-soK  s:l'jk ex. Sun: Iv VDenver Ldtr: iti'ex.Siiii.15:40k  IillSSI.A.M',   XKI.SO.V   CIIOW'K- NKS'J'    liltANitl'  AND  ttoi;.vijAi:v cuf.\j-t:v.  tt.iVJk ex.  Son: Iv N.Penwr Ld^: are.\ Sim l.'i.Stik.  TO A.Mi l-T,'(.i.M f AXllOX  lfj.H-'k dly lv Denver C. Sd^., ar dlv's.&ik  l.'i :ink ex Sim Iv. ,N Denver Ldj-'.ar'ex Sun !).50k  Ascertain rates and  full   information   by ad-  dressinjr nearest local ayent or���  G. B. (iAKKETT, A^entNV.v Denver.  W. K.   Anderson, Trav.   Pass. A^t.. Nelson.  Agt., Vancouver.  E.J. Covle. A. G .']���"'  Spokane Falls i irtta  SYSTIOM,  ores, minerals, metals, metallic products,  suppliers of water, merchants and manufacturers and workers of any minerals,  metals, articles and tilings used in or in  connection with mining, .milling, smelting, and  other   processes   aforesaid,   ori  as the Company shall think lit.  (m) To establish or promote, or concur in establishing or promoting, any  other company, whose object shall include the acquisition and taking over of  all or any part of the property, assets or  liabilities of tlii.s Company, or shall lie  in anv  manner calculated  to  enhance.  any of them ;  ic'i    To sea roll for mines and minerals, . . ,  and'to acquire  and  grant  licenses  ami j of tlie Company, and to acquire and hold  o'her rights and privileges   for  tlie pur- j shares, stock or securities of,  or guaran-  '"   |-,|,e  seni-eh I'm-"I tee tlie payment of any securities issued  [loses ot, Or m respect ol,  searen lor|  or  winning and   getting   of   copper or j  other ores, metals, or minerals : j  vears.  HE art of printing" has  made .startlino- n(\.  vancement in recent  'The old faces are  passi.no- awav: tlie old style  of razzle-dazzle i)rintini>- is  no longer popular. Everything today must be clean-  cut well-balanced, and at tlie  same time  snfticirntlv  orna-  either directly orindirectlv, the in teres ts  of the C '        '    ' ''"   ' '  shares,  tee tlie payment of any  by, or any other obligations of any such  company.;  i (in To lend, invest, and deal wilh the  | moiK'-ys of the Company not immediate  j ly required upon such securities, or with-  loiit security, and in such manner as  from time to time may be determined ;  to) To make, accept, indorse and execute promissory notes, bills.of exchange.  ! and other negotiable instruments;  ip) To apply for, obtain, accept,  adopt, and carry in to-effect, any Act- of  Parliament, provisional orders, concessions, contracts, grants, dec reus, powers  or privileges which may be deemed  necessary or desirable for facilitating (he  objects, or any of the objects, of the  Company;  <'q) To procure the Company to be  legistored, or incorporated, or otherwise  domiciled, represented, or recognized in  Liritish Columbia, or in any other place-  where it may be necessary or expedient  so to iIo;  in To hold in the names of-others  any property which the Company is  authorized to acquire, and to carry on or  do anv of  the   businesses  an i   ac  Situate in the Slocan Minins Division of West  Kootenay District.     Where   located:   On  the South Fork, of Carpenter creek, about a  mile from Sandon   opposite, mouth ol Noble  Five Gulch, a relocation of theSt. Paul No.2.  'PAKE NOTICE That I. James Marshall, free  1- miner's certificate Nc. lOfidlA. intend, sixty  days from    the date   hereof   to  apply' to  (he  Mining    Recorder    for   a  certificate  of     improvements for the purpose of obtaining' a Crown  Hrant of the above, claim.  And further take notice that action under section i)7 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated, this 7th da v of December, IS!)!)  li-'-ll JAMES MARSHALL.  Promesfora    Mineral    Clnini.  NELSON&FO'RTSHKPI'AKDCO.  RED .MOUNTAIN RV CO.  Tlie all rail and direct route  between   the  Kootenay  ..District and..  All British Columbia Ponts  Pacific Coast Points  Piio-et Sound Points  Eastern Canada and the  United States.  Connects at Spokane with  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY  O. R. R. & NAVIGATION CO.  Leaves Nelson 9:10 a. m.  npAKH NOTICE  Tha  J-    in jr asayent fur Jul  Situate in the Arrow Lake. Miniim- Division ol  West: Kootenay District. Whore localcd:  On Mineral Creek, :-!.'; miles Ironr Cariboo  Creek.  ;il 1. N. F. Totvusend. aet-  Joliu II..McDowell. F. M. C.  l-j,13;')is: Ciit Cmninyhaiii. F.M.C. :ilSii7A., .Junius  Hrady. F. M. 0. :uil;">7 Nelson Deincrs. F. M. ('.  K)7!i7 A, mid Frank H. Mourue. F. ,\f. 0.  ]o,s&->A, intend sixty dii.y* from the date hereof,  tii apply to the Mining- Recorder for a Certilieate  of Jni-jroveineuts, for the purtose of t)b'.ai!:iim-  a (.'rown Grant of the above claim.  An'd further lake nut ice thai actiun. under section .'17. iniisi be commenced before the issuance  of sncli Ceitiiicate of liii'irovemcnts.  Dated this L'.'.lb day ��['\ uuiint. A. D. lS!i:i  ���"-" N.  F.-TOWNSKND.  Adirondack  Mineral  ('latin.  Siiiiale ii rhe SImciii Minintr Division  K'onl.'ra v Di.-trici. Whci-e locaied:  St. .loliu. Jdaln. Hasiu.  MVAKK NTiTICK. That 1 llerbi-ft T.  1 a^'eM i.-.r William Hunter. F. M.  :L':is!\: Marry. L.iuc F. ,M C. No. i:t!i!i7.  .Murray. F. M. C. l.'iliss. and  lioiierl  .1' West  ;..nth of  . Twiuv.  . (' N"'.i.  . Waller  in. F. M.  (.. No. 1 ."!>*!). h:i.-ih!.   ..siy   days   Ir.nn   the  ,,,-ite  liei-eof.ro  apply   to   the   Alinii.i;-   b'ec. iii|.-i-  for a  Ccrtjticati'of  linorov cut-.,   lor ih,. puruose of  ��� ib:'a iiiiu.tr a (Town (irant of die ab .c... claim  And iiii'Lliel'-lake iiol.ee llie.t action,  miller sec-  l i..n :tT. mii-i be eoDiincuei'd hefiii-i; the  is-uance  of si I ch ('civnie re in' improVeiiie'iitS.  1 la,red ibi- i-::d .lav of XoVeiiiier  ]s|i!i.  IIERHEKT T. TWIGC;.  -Maps furnished, Tickets sold and information  triven by local tind.eoniiectin.e; line Ticket ajjents"  H. A. JACKSON, Cx. 1��. & T. A.  Spokane. VVash  "TENAY     RAILWAY  & NAVIGATION CO.  Operatin��' Kaslo & Slocan Kvulway,  International   Navigation tt  Trading1   Company,  KASLO & SLOCAN KaILWAY.  Schedule of Time.     Pacific Standard  ���Time���  Pa-sseng-cr train for Sandon and  way stations leaves Kaslo at 8:00 a-  in. daily, returning-, leaves Sandon  at 1:15 ]-. in., arriving at aslo at  3:55 p. in.  '.���i,i ry,   (lielopa    and    <)p;il unkii   Miiiet;tl  ('In ims.  Si I u.-i !<��� in rlic Nli.e.-iii Minine Division of West  K'o .teiiay district. Who e locale,I: Adjoin-  inttllie liein .cr i. Tiviu l.alce- Hnsin.  rPAKl-: N'oTicK. That I. Ilerberi T 'fw-iirir.  1 awenl.for .Jehu ('���. Steel, free niiner's eerriii-  cate No. 7"l, intend, -o ilavs front the date hereof  to apply to 'he Miniey.- K'ecoriler for Certificates  of Inipi'i-veioeiiis fur the pm>,se of oiitainiiiir ;i  Crown lir.iiii ol ea   h of i he above claims.  \ ud !': filler take nolice that action, under sec-  ��� (���o'.t'ii'i j ti"i: ���''��� niil-'t li��-  commenced  before the issua net  ... .,       . .      . i "' smell i 'eriiiiciif- o. [���.u|.ro\-i.iiiciits.  things itlore.sitnl.  tMther  its   prineipu! mi    Dated titi- :.*.���:.I day oi November. i\n>  iigeift. an.'! citlier l>v fli��  airein-y of or ;is ! IIKKIIKI.'T r. 'I'WIoo.  Hgenf.s or trustees: for ollier.s : j---  -  '.s)    To jiay till expenses of an incident ;  ((.) the formation of tlie Cnnipanv. and to i .. .  1 , i ������ ,       I sllua le in the   .Si   i-.-i ii  remuneiate   ninl   make   donations     ny j       |,  i:-X\ ]>t   -Mineral   <'liiim.  menfal   to  '���ciifc  Oii.sh or other assets or   hy tlie allotmetil  of fnliy or partly paid   sliart^s.   or in any  iitlit-r manner) to tiny   person or persons  .. j for services rendered,   or to lie rendered.  10  eye.    | in i i) t! m i nci n<_r anv   property o* hnsinoss  to the Company, or in phicimr. or assist-  i ine; to plaee. any  shares,  delientttres. or  j other securities of the   Company,   or for  I any other   reason   which   the.   Company  j may. think proper ;  j it) To execute .and do ;_'enerally all  'such other thino.s as the ( umpany m;.t\-  I at anv   time   eonsi.Jer   conducive   to the  ���n--i\' I li-li'icl.  .Mi   ine  When  .Moiintaiii I  'J^AIi K NoTi  X :|o,.iM    |,;,  Iilieate \o. :;|7  .hue here,,.. I .  i I 'eft iliea !.- .,:  ohlainiiii: a < 'l  ,\ ;ni -Ufillef I :  I 'ivi-ion  .��� I...ale,i:  ���<'ie,.|;.  I   We-|  viv| ,,:  'hief Carpein  "K Thai    i.   (,e.,rue    !|.    A v lard  1   Iijj   A. Finch. Fn-e .Mil.ei-'-Tci'  I   A .   intend,  s|M v   ,t;,\s    fi-,,01   III  en. y o. the Miiihi:.-  i,'ei-..rd -r I',-r | ;  I n:;.ro'.oineul.s. fur lit.- purnosc ..:  otvu   i ir.-n.l   ,.f  I in-  al ove claim  i i -n   lice | hat ;i|,,  in, nieier -ee ,'!7  INrrEliXATlONAL    NAVKiATLON  ttTHADING CO.,   <iperating- on-  Kootenay Lake and River.  S.  S,   TNTFhW'ATroXAL.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson' at li:U0 a.  m.. daily except Sunday. Iveturning-  leaves Nelson at -i-.v!0 p. m., calling-  at Piallbur, Pi lot. Da v, Ainswortii and  all way points.  Connections with S. P. ^ N. train  to and from Spokane, at Pive Mile  Point: also with str. Alberta to and  from Bonner's Ferry, Idaho.  S.   S. Al.HEKTA.  Leaves Nelson for Bonner's Ferry  Tuesdav and Saturdays at.7 a. m.,  meeting- steamer International from  Kaslo at Pilot Ba\. Returning-,  leaves Bonner's Ferry at 8 a. m,  Wednesdays and Sundays.  J.AlfnO.-DL'XteAX   DIVISIuX.  Steamer International leaves Kaslo  for Lardoa.nd Argcnfa at 8:15 p. m.  Wrrdnesdays and Fridays. Steamer  Alberta lea vos Kaslo for Lardo and  Arg-enta at 8 p.m. Sundays.  Steamers call at principal landing's  s, and at other points  HAT'S the  kind of work  ihiit we do  in  (he   Job  Department of The  I^eihip.  j carrying nut or attain mot  Up-to-date   in    everythino;, j objects, or any of them.  I     (liven    under   mv   ban  We please our customers, and  i inii-i  : < Vr: i  ie;  nin.-ace. I  ��� e  Iin;.f'.\  lh.  -U.'li  -iii-li i  D.'i.eil this  ln-1 i  ���ill-  No  ���llllier.  Iv,;  .'. ii. .-\^���|  \ 1,'D.  (Inioi.  Oi  atiove  l.-i-:  Mil, in"-  11; t i-;'on  Where      I,,,..,,,  ������1,'al.l.i!     D.itf-  w  Mine  ���eal  I'.iii  as a result we never lose one  until they die.    As to prices,  and  office  tit   Vieunia.    I't'ovince m  Cohunbia, this 22d dayof Dceemi  thousand    eight    hundred     nini  nine.  [i..s.j S. Y. W'Oi >'i"!'i )>.'.  i\e<_'istra'- of.loint Stoek ''otiioann  <ii  T  I -::. i\ii. n  ^ KK  vi  in lioth direction  win'p signalled.  Tickets sol ' to all point-, i   ('a  a da.  and the Pnited Stat as.    To ascertain  'rales and full informal-ion. .address--  l\oi;Kirr Ikvixo,   .Manag-er.  S. '.'a,mi'i;i-:ll. Kaslo, B. (.'.  Freight and Ticket Ag-t���   Sandon.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  Tir  m  y-    t<  . -i-!i'   I.  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It     "ill  ���- ;iy iutr it. ii you  od'eiisc l.y send-  iiu-i,' i;s--.,..ssi,ieiit  in the sinnp send  �� i!l lni\'c all tiie  i.'s: .iv  upon yon.  lie    i..,Idol:, so l.'o  i\.  l,"UKh'V. THE LEDGE,-NEW DENVER, B.C., FEBRUARY 1,  1900.  Seventh Year  Established in Nelson 1890.  '���Wife," said Ed. Wilbur, one morn-  ��� "in"-, as he sat stirring his coffee with  one hand and holding a plum cake ��"  his knee with the other, and looked  across the table into the, bright eyes of  his neat little wife:  ���'Wouldn't it be a. joke to get Bill  Smiley to take Widow Brown to Bar-  num's show next week?"  "You can't do it. Ed.; lie, won't ask  Iter, he's so awfully shy. Why, became  up here the other morning when 1 was  hanging out some clothes, and he looked over the fence and spoke; but when  I shook out a nightgown he blushed  like a girl and went away."  "I think I can manage it," said Ed.,  "bu< I'll have to lie just a little. But  then it wouldn't he much harm under  the circumstances, for T know she likes  him and he doesn't dislike her; but as  you say, he's so shy. I'll just go over  to his place and borrow some bags of  him, and if I don't bag hint, before I  come back don't kiss me for a week,  Nelly."    , ���  ���. ���  So saying, Ed. started, and while he  is mowing the fields we will take a look  at Bill Smiley. He is rather a good looking fellow> though his hair and whiskers show some grey hairs, and he had  got in a set of artificial  teeth.   But  everyone said he was a good soul, and  so he was.   He had as good a hundred  acre farm as any in Norwich, with   a  new home and everything comfortable,  and if he had wanted a wife many a girl  would have jumped at the chance, like  a rooster at a grasshopper.   But Bill  was so bashful���always was���and when  Susan Berrybottle, that he was sweet  "   on (though he never said "boo" to her)  got married to old Brown, he just drew  in his head like a mudturtle into his  shell, and there was no getting him out  again, though it had been noticed that  since' Susan became a widow he had  paid more attention to his clothes, and  had been very regular in his attendance  at the church that the fair widow attended.  But here comes Ed. Wilbur.  "Good morning, Mr. Smiley."  "Good morning, Mr. Wilbur. What's  the news your way?"  "Oh, nothing in  particular,   that I  know  of,"  said Ed., "only Barnum's  show that everybody is talking about,  and everybody and his girl is going to.  I was over to oldSackrider's last night;  and I see his son Gus has got a new  buggy, and was scrubbing up his harness, and he's got that white-faced colt  of his as slick as a seal.   I understand  he thinks of taking the  Widow Brown  to the show. He's been hanging around  there a good deal of late, but I'd just  like to cut him out, I would.   Susan is  a nice little woman, and she deserves  a better man than that young pup of a  fellow,  though I wouldn't blame her  much if she takes him, for she must be  dreadful lonesome; and then she has to  let her farm out on shares, and it isn't  half worked, and no one else seems  to  have spunk enough to speak up to her.  By jingo! if I were a single man, I'd  show him a trick or two."  So saying, Ed. borrowed some bags  and started round the corner of the  barn, where he had left Bill sweeping,  and put his ear to a knot hole and listened, knowing that the bachelor had a  habit of talking to himself when anybody worried him.  "Confound that young Sackrider,"  said Bill, "what business has he there,  I'd like to know. Got a new buggy,  has he? Well, so have I, and new harness, too, and his horse can't come in  sight of mine, and I declare I have a  mind to���yes, 1 will. I'll go this very  night and ask her to go to the show  with me. I'll show Ed. Wilbur that I  ain't such a calf as he thinks 1 am, if 1  did let old Brown get the start of me in  the first place."  Ed could scarcely help laughing out-  rig-ht,but he hastily hitchedithe bags on  his shoulder, and with a low chuckle at  his success,started home to tell the news  to Nelly.  And about five o'clock that evening  they saw Bill go by on his way to the  widow's with his horse and buggy. He  jogged along quietly, thinking of tIn-  old singing school days���and. what a  pretty girl Susan was then���and wondering inwardly if lie would have, more.  courage to talk up to her now. until at  a distance of a mile from her cottage he  came to a bridge���over a large creek ���  and so it happened that just as he got  in the middle of the bridge he gave a  tremendous sneeze, and  blew his tet  on and no time to get another set���and'  the. widow and young Sackrider. Well,  he must try and get them some how���  and no time to. lose, for some one 'might  come along and ask him what he was  fooling around there for. He had no  notion of spoiling his good clothes by  wading in with them on, and besides ii  he did that he might not go to the widow's that night, so he took a look up  and down the road to see that no one  was in sight, and then quickly undressed himself, laying bis clothes in the  buggy to keep them clean. Then he  r ran around the bank and waded into  the almost,icy cold water, but his teeth  did not chatter in his head, he only  wished they could. Quietly he waded  along so as not to stir up the mud, and  when he got to the right spot he dropped under the water and came up with  the teeth in his hand and replaced tlieni  in his mouth.  But   hark!   What   noise is that?   A  wagon, arid a little dog barking with  all its might, and his  horse is starting.  "Whoa!   Whoa!"   as   he splashed and  floundered out through mud and water,  "confound the horse.     Whoa!   Whoa-  Stop, you brute, you, stop.",  But stop  he would not, and went off at a spanking pace with the unfortunate bachelor  after him and the little dog  yelping  after the bachelor.   Bill was certainly  in capital running costume, and though  he strained every nerve he could not  touch the buggy or reach the lines that  were dragging on the ground.    After a  while his plug hat shook off the seat and  the hind wheel went over it, making it  as flat as a pancake.   Bill snatched it  as he ran, and after jumping his lists  into it, stuck it, all dusty and dimpled,  on his head.   And now he saw the widow's house on the hill, and oh, what  would he do. Then his coat fell out and  he slipped it on; and then making a  desperate spurt he clutched the back of  the seat and scrambled in, and pulling  the buffalo robes over his legs, stuffed  the other things  beneath.    Now the  horse happened to be one that he got  from Squire Moore, and he got it from  the widow, and he took it into his head  to stop at her gate,  which Bill had no  power to prevent, as he had not possession" of the reins,besides he was too busy  buttoning- his coat up to his chin   to  think of  anything   else.   The widow  heard the rattle of wheels.and looked  out, and seeing that it was Mr. Smiley,  and that he did not offer to get out, she  went to the gate to see what he wanted,  and there she stood chatting with her  white arms on the gate and her smiling"  face turned towards him, while the cold  chills ran down his shirtless back clear  to his bear feet beneath the buffalo robe,  and the water from  his hair and the  dust from his hat had combined to make  some nice little streams of mud that  came trickling   down   his  face.    She  asked him to come in.  "No, I am in a hurry," he said. Still  he did not offer to go. He did not like  to ask her to pick up the reins for him,  because he did not know what excuse  to make for not doing it himself. Then  he looked down the road and saw a  winLc faced horse coming, and at once  surmising that it was that of Gus Sack-  rider, he resolved to do or die, and hurriedly told his errand. The widow  would be delighted to go. of course she  would. But wouldn't he come in. No,  he war, in a hurry, he sail  to Mr. Green's place.  "Oh," said the widow,  to Green's, are you? Why, I was just  going.-there myself to get one of the  girls to help me quilt some. Just wait  a second till I get my bonnet and shawl  and I'll ride with you." And away she  skipped.  "Thunder and lightning," said Bill,  '��� what a scrape," and he hastily clutched  his pants from beneath his feet, and was  preparing to wriggle into them, when a  light wagon, drawn by a light faced  horse driven bv a bov, came along and i  stopped beside him. The boy held up a I  pair of boots in one hand and a pair of  socks in the other, and just as tbe. widow reached the gate again he said:  "Here's your  boots  and   socks, Mr.  Smiley, that you left on the bridge when J  you went in swimming." |  for her health, and contented herself  with sticking one of her little feet out,  with a long silk necktie over the end of  it:"     ���  "What is that, Mr. Smiley? A necktie?"  "Yes," said he, "1 bought it the other  day, and i must have left it in the buggy.    Never mind it."  "But," said she, "it was so careless,"  and stooping over she picked it up and  made a motion to stuff it down between  them.  Bill felt her hand going down, and  making a dive after it, clutched it in  his and held it fast and hard.  Then they went on quite a distance,  he still holding her soft little hand in  his and wondering what he wotild do  when he got to Green's,- and she wondering why he did not say something  nice to her as well'as squeeze her hand,  and why his coat was buttoned up so  tightly on such a warm evening, and  ad to go on  what made his face and hat so dirty,  until they were going- down a little hill  one of the traces came unhitched and  they had to stop.  "Oh, murder!" said poor Bill. "What  next?"  "What is the matter, Mr. Smiley?"  asked the widow, with a start that came  near pulling the robe off his knees.  "One of the traces is off," said he.  "Well, why don't you get out and put  it on?"  "I can't," said Bill. "I've got���that  is, I haven't got���oh, dear, I'm so sick,  what shall I do?"  "Why, Willie," said she tenderly,  "what is the matter? Do tell me," and  she gave his hand a little squeeze, and  looking into his pale and troubled face  she thought he was going to faint; so  she got out her smelling bottle with her  left hand, and pulling the stopper with  her teeth she stuck it to his nose.  Bill was just taking his breath for a  mig-hty sigh, and   the  pungent  odor  made him throw back his head so far  that he lost his balance and went over  the low backed buggy.   The little woman gave a shriek as his feet flew past  her head, and covering her face with  her hands gave way to her tears, or  ���miles���it is hard to  tell which.   Bill  was right side up in a moment and was  leaning over the back of the seat humbly apologizing and explaining, when  Ed. Wilbur, with his wife and baby,  drove up and stopped.   Poor Bill felt  that he would rather ha"ve been shot  than have Ed. Wilbur catch him In such  a scrape, but there was no help for it  now, so he called Ed. to' him and whispered in his ear.   Ed. was like to burst  with suppressed laughter, but he beckoned his wife to drive on, and after saying- something to her, he helped  the  widow out of Bill's buggy and into his  and the two women  drove on, leaving  the two men behind.   Bill lost no time  in arranging his toilet as best he could,  and then with great persuasion Ed. got  him to go home with him, and hunting  up slippers and socks, and getting him  washed and combed,had him quite presentable when  the  ladies   arrived.    1  need not tell  how  the story   was all  wormed out  of bashful Bill, and how  they all laughed as they sat round the  tea table that night, and  will conclude  by saying that they  went  to the show  together  and   Bill   has no fear of Gus  Sackrider now.  This is the story about Bill and the  widow just as I heard it from Ed. Wilbur, and if there is  anything unsatis-  Most complete  and up-to-date stock  of Jewelry in the  ootenays.  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You had better  gi- un about your business".   Bill sigh-  at the. loss of his good Sunday hoots,  out of his mouth, and .dean over the  dashboard, and striking on the .planks  they rolled over the side of the bridge  and dropped into four feet or more, of  water.  and turning to  the  .widow, he remarked:  ���'.Just pick up the lines, will you  please. This brute of a horse is forever  switching them out of mv hands."  The  Words cannot do  justice to poor Bili.: widow complied,and then he pulled one  or paint tbe expression of his face as he|  sat there���completely dumbfounded at j  this startling piece of ill luck. After a  while lie stepped out of the buggy, and  getting on his hands and knees looked  over into the water. Yes, there they  were, at the bottom with a crowd of  little fishes rubbing their noses against  them, and Bill wished to goodness that  his nose w��s as close to them for one  second. His beautiful teeth that had  cost him so much, and the show coming  corner ol the robe cautiously down, and  she got in.  ":What a lovely evening," said she,  "am! so warm we don't need the robe  over us, do we?"  (You see, she had on a nice dress and  a new pair of gaiters, and she wanted  to show them )  "Oh, my," said Bill,earnestly, "you'll  find it chilly riding, and I wouldn't  have, you catch cold for the world."  She seemed pleased at his tender care  It you want good, clean  Groceries��� Staple and  Fancy ��� you can't do  better than to buy them  THE GATEWAY CITY AND DISTRIBUTING  POINT FOR THE BOUNDARY COUNTRY.  Grand opportunity for investments in Real  Estate, Fruit and Vegetable Farms, etc.  ATHOBEN'S  Mail orders.  New Denver, B. C.  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.  For information address-  J. A, SMITH.  THOS. LAKE, Prop.  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