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 Volume VII.   No   2.1,  NEW DENVER, B.C., FEBRUARY 22. 1900.  Price. $2 00 Year  wu^m^m^Wcf^BR^m^m^M^if^^  ^^m^Si^^^^s^^^^as^^sR^w^  LOCAL    CHIT-CHAT.  SLOCAN    WINKKAL     I'LOAT.  Sandon Irishmen will  give a big ball i    Work has been suspended on the Dar-  on St. Patrick's day. I danelles.  Tradespeople report business improving all along the line.        ,,  Ash Wednesday, the commencement  of Lent, falls on the 28th.  Bert Creech will open atSandon in the  fruit and confectionery business.  With the approach of spring, the influx of new faces becomes greater.  The McGuigan hotel, at McGuigan  siding, has suspended operations.  Mrs. R. Reap and family have returned to town from a long visit to.friends in  Calgary.  Rev. Mr. Bartlett will occupy the pulpit at the Presbyterian church on Sunday morning.  Sei vices in the Methodist church next  Sunday, morning and evening. Rev. A.  E. Roberts,  pastor.  Tom Saunders has returned from the  Boundary, and reports that there is no  place like New Denver.  There are but four cases of smallpox in  the Kootenays���two at Rossland, one at  Nelson and one at Beaver.  All passengers into Nelson, whether  by train or boat, have to be vaccinated.  This will be continued for a month.  The C.P.R is offering for sale the groceries and general supplies left over from  the construction of the Crow's Nest railway.  Eighteen of the men employed by the  Hall Mines have sued the company for  their January wages, amounting to about  ��2,000.  The smallpox scare has not yet reached New Denver, though a supply of fresh  vaccine is on hand in case of a sudden  demand.  John Thompson has leased the Thistle hotel in Silverton from Thos. Clair,  and will have it open for business early  in March.  Howard West returned home on Friday from a throe months' trip to England. He looks the better for his pleasant jaunt. '  ��� The new Iv. & S. R. steamer Argenta  was successfully launched at Kaslo, last  Saturday. She will ply on the Duncan  river route.  Kaslo has a quarantine against Nelson, because there is one case of small  pox in the latter city. Kaslo loses no  opportunity to love its sister city.  Postmaster Strickland has gone to the  Kettle river.gold fields. He is interested  in a townsite there, which bids fair to  place him on the sunny side of Easy  street.  Payne stock has been climbing" lately  The boomers are evidently shoving" it  for all it is worth with a view, no doubt  to mining" the public, while they have  ore in sight.  This evening the K. of P. will give  their third anniversary ball, in their  Castle Hall, Clever block. Prof. Mill-  ward's orchestra will furnish the music  and a good time is promised.  A. C. Pierson, of Kaslo, generally  known as Crazy Horse, has gone with  the Smooth Riders to South Africa. He  is sure to come out winner, even if he  has to coax the Boers to play poker and  colddeck them.  Schoolmaster Irwin has received instructions from Victoria to see that the  school children are vaccinated.. The  compulsory vaccination epidemic has  reached the Slocan. Another result of  the eight-hour law, no doubt.  Six men are at present employed on  the Tom Moore.  The ore has again come in in the breast  of theCapella workings.  Ore shipments from the Payne this  week amounted to 225 tons.  Owing to the blockade of the trails,  operations on the Standard have ceased.  A contract of another 200 feet of drifting has been let on the Miller Creek.  The Bosun will continue to ship its  zinc ore to Belgium. The last returns  were highly satisfactory.  The force on the Bosun was doubled on  Monday, making a total of 24 men. Two  shifts are being worked, with a day and  night boss. Most, if not all, of the men  are residents of the town.  The Wakefield concentrator is having  trouble with its electric light plant, and  Electrician Cook, of this town, has been  attending to it. When the dynamo is  in good shape, the concentrator will be  started up on full time.  SLOGAN CITY  NB1VS IS  ItKIKF.  underneath the hall. A good crowd  came down from Silverton and New  Denver. Sleighs were provided to convey the dancers to and from the hall and  everything was done by the committee  in charge to enhance the pleasure of the  f.vening.  a  J. E. Tattersall  has  returned  from  visit to Ontario points. ��� .  The Arlington shipped two more carloads of ore during the week, being consigned to the Trail smelter.  On Monday the Black Prince shipped  a carload of ore to the Trail smelter It  was the first from that property this  year.  The owners of the Black Prince have  uncovered a rich streak of clean galena  in their workings, being 18 inches in  width.  A carnival was held Monday night in  the rink, and a tremendous crowd was  present. The ice was in fine condition.  Mrs. Carlisle took the first prize for the  best ladies' costume and Mr. Foley seemed the gentlemen's prize. |  Thomas Sloan, the popular proprietor | lma��e ol   that stove  becomes  of the Victoria  Hotel, has just received i reality. The adjoining buildings escaped  his   patent  from   Ottawa   for a   "baby-  "LOVE'S     LA.IJOK    LOST."  How fleeting are  things on   this mundane sphere!    We may work years for a  fortune, and lose  it all  by one turn  of  the roulette wheel.    We may grow gray  winning the heart of some fair maiden,  and then she may die after the prize is  ours.   Step by step a  man   may win  a  reputation for sobriety, and then a little  jag will tear them all dov>n in one night  For months this  paper appealed to the  C.P.R. to put a stove in the depot at the  Denver siding.    It  besought  that most  powerful corporation to take pity on the  shivering mortals wdio daily gathered in  the pine frescoed waiting  room to await  the coming of the cars.  After many days  the C.P.R. had saved enough money,and  the stove was bought.    Then the traveling public became happy, and the matter was becoming  ancient history, when  the cruel irony of fate intrudes, and in a  few minutes undoes the persistent work  .of months.  Last Sunday afternoon the up train  had gone to Sandon, and the usual loneliness had gone on shift at this magnificent doomed depot. This was its last  day on earth. The fire in the stove became too hot, and bursting from its narrow home in the pursuit of expansion,  it soon became attached to its surroundings and the lurid flames shot outward,  tinting the fleecy clouds, the Irish foliage, and the immaculate snow with a  (lush that indicated a plus of carbon.  The alarm was given and in a few moments the New Denver lire brigade was  charging up the hill, hut,alas! they were  too late. The palatial structure was/already in the thirl stage of cremation,  and the stove was breathing its last. It  is sad but true. Only the other day it  was a thing of warm beauty; surrounded  i>y merry people, and now it lies broken  and neglected amid tlie ruins of its former mansion, while tiie passengers sit in  the chilly blasts that rillle through their  hirsute appendages and wonder how"  many decades will roll along before the  that stove  becomes a   living  only two constituencies, Saanich and  Cowichan respectively. The majority of  the ridings affected are at present hostile  to the government.  THK   TOMMY    ATKINS    FUND."  Swelled *lir> as a Kesult of tlie Patriotic  Concert Given by New Denver.  The patriotic concert given last  Thursday evening in Bosun hall was  without, exception the most successful  that local talent has ever given in New  Denver, financially, musically, and socially, and was a credit to all having  anything to do with it. One hundred  and fifteen dollars was the amount  raised, which has been forwarded to the  proper official and will be added to the  Tommy Atkins Canadian fund.  Chairman Sandiford, in a neat address, explained the good objects of the  concert and recited briefly the needs of  the widows and orphans of the brave  soldiers slain upon the field of battle.  This was followed by songs and recitations, readings and choruses by local  talent, and a short address by Alex  Sproat. The choruses were especially  captivating", particularly "The Soldier's  of the Queen," and the camp fire scene  at the close with its old familiar camp  song's, was most pleasing". After the  concert a short dance was g"iven, at  which the ladies served refreshments,  A vote of thanks was given to the  ladies and gentlemen to whose tireless  energy was due the success of the affair  and to all who contributed to the advancement of the undertaking". '  L*ts DLs I I LqLq  i  53  WORKED    HIS    LAST    SHIFT.  At last a settlement has been reached  in the labor trouble,  and   the Union  miners have gone to work at the coin-  promise scale of S3.25 a   shift.     The  mine managers refused to accede to the  request of the Union to sign an agreement, so the men went to work without  it.   It is true that an agreement could  not be made binding on either party,  but it would have the effect of making  the  settlement   more   permanent and  less liable to a renewal of the difficulty.  However, both sides had euou_h, and  the business of the country suffered to  a very great extent, and it is not prob-  abie that either  side  wiW  show any  desire to   cause   a recurrence   of the  trouble    In the future, should any misunderstanding arise it will most likely  be settled as this trouble should  have  been   settled,  by   the  managers   and  miners laying before   each   other the  question in dispute and arriving at-a  settlement like men of business.    All  the mines are putting on   men, and it-  will he only a few weeks when they  will be in full swing.   The action of the  miners   has  proven what has always  been contended for them, that they are  men of reason and common_sense.    The  managers' association did not  make a  glorious name for itself for fairness in  the start, but partially redeemed itself  in the end, and it   is to be hoped the  matter will  rest even for all  time to  come.  John Mcintosh is dead and buried.      To prevent a possible recurrence of  He was from the county of Glengarry, in   a lockout such   as  the Slocan   has ex-  Ontario, and was about 37 years of age.   perienced the Government has brought  He came to Nelson  in 1890, and had  in a bill to amend the statute dealing  worked in the country ever since.    Two   with   conciliation   and   arbitration   in  weeks ago he quit work at the Hewett  labor disputes.   It is a measure which  and  came down  to Silverton.    On   the   Interests not only the respective parties  following Sunday he was brought to the  to such  disputes,  but the  entire corn-  hospital here suffering from pneumonia,   munity  in  which  the disputes  occur  and despite all   that  medical  skill and   The bill as introduced is threefold in its  attendance could  do, he crossed the di-  makeup.    It provides for the organixa-  vide that separates this  world from the  tion of a bureau for  the compilation of I  next formation.    He had no relatives in J labot  statistics,  for  the creation  of a'  this country, and the  funeral, on Satur- j council of conciliation,  and  thirdly for  day, was conducted  by  the Miners' Un-! the creation of a council  of arbitration.  walker," a contrivance, invented by him  which all parents should have. He has  a model on exhibition here and it is a  most effective affair. Tom should make  quite a fortune out of it.    ''���'..'.  A public'meeting was held Saturday  morning, in the Arlington hotel, to discuss the great need of a wagon road up  L'emon creek." E. J. Felt presided, and  resolutions were passed empowering J.  M. Williams to bring the matter before  the proper authorities at Victoria. Mr.  Williams is now in that city for that  purpose, and it is sincerely to be hoped  that his mission will be successful.  The ball given by. the miners, in the  Schomberg hall, last Friday night, was.a  great success. Without doubt it was the  most brilliant ball given here for some  time. The music was supplied by  Messrs. Adcock and McMillan,of Slocan,  and W J. Horton, of Silverton, and was  particularly good. Upwards of 60 couples were present. The supper was beyond praise and was  served in the room  [cremation, and the illumination cost the  !C.P.R. about, $100. \  N K W    H15 DIS T1:1 i IV X ION    HILL.  The new   redistribution   bill   was laid j  before the Legislature on Monday.    The  changes proposed are:  West Kootenay is to have six members  in place of four, the ridings being Revelstoke, Lardeau, Slocan, Kaslo, Nelson  and Rossland. Boundary country is removed from Kootenay for electoral purposes and attached to Yale, which will  have four members in place of three, the  ridings being north, west, south and  east respectively. The whole of Lillooet  will return one member, instead of one  for the east and one for the west aa at  present. Cariboo is divided into north  and south ridings, each returning one  member, instead of tbe whole district returning two. The above are the only  changes on the Mainland. On the Island  a member is taken from Esquimalt, and  three constituencies of North and South  Victoria and Cowichan are rearranged as  ion. The funeral was one of the largest  ever seen in the Slocan, and was a fitting  tribute to a dead comrade. Deputations  from all the Unions in the Slocan were  present, and the interment ceremonies  were a plain evidence of the bond that  exists between miners.  Rival  Beauties.  Paul Kruger is not. a handsome man.  It is said that he is the ugliest man in  the Transvaal, but he met one which he  considered his match one day. Being  out on the veldt shooting, he fell in with  an Irish Outlander of ferocious appearance, whom he immediately covered  with his rifle.  "Oi say!" says the Hibernian, "phat  are yez going to do?"  "My people," replied Oom Paul, "told  me if I. ever came across an uglier man  than I was, to shoot him. And I think  I have found him."  "Well," said the Hibernian, after a  good look at Kruger, "shoot away, for if  I am as ugly as you are I don't want to  live."  Snowslidesare doing a rushing business in the Slocan.  The first enacting section authorizes  the appointment of. a suitable person to  act as a commissioner of labor.statislics,  who shall also serve on matters of arbitration. The duties of the bureau shall  he to collect, assort, systematize and  present animal reports to the legisla  tare of statistical details relating to  different departments  of labor  in   the  tion of the councils of conciliation, differ  from those of the Act to be repealed to.  the extent of making conciliation compulsory after one party to the dispute  has applied for a reference to the council.   The council, shall consist of four  counciliators, who shall be appointed  by the commissioner upon nomination  of the disputants, two by each party to  the dispute. "When one party nominates two conciliators  the other party is  obliged to make its nominations within  four days.    It is in this connection that  an important amendment is offered to  the present Act.     Under  the present  Act any party being  opposed to the  reference to. a council of conciliation  can defeat its object by refusing to nominate its representatives, and thus rob  the other side of any advantage of the  council   of conciliation.     The .amendment proposed provides that any party  failing to nominate conciliators within  the prescribed time, shall after a formal  demand, and upon summary conviction,  be liable to a fine of S20  for every such  refusal, or for each  and every day the  making of such nomination shall be delayed.    It is further proposed,  that in  event of either party failing to nominate conciliators,  after the expiration of  four days, conciliators may be appointed by the lieutenant-governor.  Following out the change,which makes  conciliation compulsory at the request of  the parties to the dispute, the same  amendment provides for compulsory arbitration in the event of the conciliators  being unable to effect a settlement. The  present Act requires the consent of both  parties before arbitration can be invoked, while the amending Act sets out that  either party may require the commissioner to refer the dispute to the council  of arbitration for settlement by award.  No change is suggested in the council of  arbitration.  The proposed bill does not make the  award of the council of arbitration binding, save in tiie case of the same being  arrived at unanimously. The same provisions are suggested with respect to the  publication of the award in a''local paper.  It is also provided that the award may  he made a rule of the supreme court in  the event of both parties consenting.  But it is only when all three arbitrators  are agreed on the award, that it can be  made a   rule  of  the  court  without the  ���onsent of both parties.  Province, especially in  relation   to the j    The section of the bill dealing with the  commercial, industrial, social and sani-j.definition  of claims or disputes under  tary condition  of the laboring classes,   the Act, recites  that claims or disputes  shall   include  any   matter  as   to which  there  is  a disagreement between   anv  Six months after the passage of the  Act industrial districts shall be established throughout the Province, not ex-! employer and his employees respecting":  ceeding six in number; or the whole  Province may be treated as one district  Deputy commissioners shall be appointed to act in each district, whose  duty it shall be to receive and register  and deal with all applications lodged  within his district by employers or employes, or on their behalf, for reference  to a council of conciliation or arbitration, of any dispute or claim within the  nieaniii"' of the  Act:   to  convene anv  The price of work done and the hours of  work, damage alleged to have been done  to the work and bad rools, price to be  paid for winning mineral or allowances  to be made in meeting faults, performance or non-performance of agreements,  insufficient or unwholesome food, dangerous and bad workings and bunk-  houses, established customs and usages,  dismissal  or  employment   under agree-  AFTEB   THK   MOUNTAIN   CHIEF.  ment, dismissal   of  emplovees   for their  such council and generally   to   <|�� all j connection with trades unions.  such things as may be  required in per- j     T))e twenty-sixth section of the bill re-  formance of the regulations. I stricts the operation   of the Act.    It   re-  The sections dealing with the fonna- j dtes that no claim  or dispute  shall be  subject of conciliation or arhitiation in  any case in which the employees affected  by such claim or such dispute shall be  fewer in number than seven of any incorporated or registered labor union.  Developing AVclI.  By Frank Ai,ey, in The Miners' Magazine.  J. C. Drewry, of Rossland, a leading  mining man, accompanied by W. H.  Jeffery, the well known expert, are in  town, with a view to buying the Mountain iChief mine. They attempted to  Teach the property on Tuesday, but  could not do so owing to the bad condition of the road. One by one the good  things in store for New Denver, and the  working of the Chief will boost the town  along in great shape.  Click,���click,���click, boys, down in the deep, black stope.  ^ The babies are sleeping, the stars are keeping, vigils onthose above.  Strike,���strike,���strike, boys, for this is the onlv hope, [love.  To sweeten the life of the faithful wife, who gave the world for your  It is not so hard to labor, boys, it is not so hard to wait,  Till sturdy, honest and faithful, we lay bv a little store;  It is not so hard to struggle, till the generous smile of fate.  Shall shed its lustre on those who cluster, inside the miner's door.  But down in the awful blackness, in every tuunel and raise,  At every shaft and station, about each timber and rope,  The angel of death is lurking, while the faithful mother prays,  For him who sings,as his hammer rings,down in the deep,bfack stope.  Clean out the holes and load, boys; tend to your business well;  This is a ticklish matter, where brains with danger cope;  Handle the powder with care, boys, that yellow quintessence ot hell;  On every level you're facing the devil, down in the deep, black stope.  Tramp,���tramp,���tramp, boys, to the toll of the old church bell,  Marching in solemn order, out to the barren slope,  Out to the dead man's city, his ghastlv ranks to swell,  For another soul signed death's pay roll, down in the deep, black stope  The Molly Gibson is being developed  into one of the most promising mines in  in the district. The workings are now  down 300. feet, and connections will soon  be made to the surface. At that depth  the vein is as true as on the surface.  The ore holds its value, while the percentage of gold is increasing. Thirty-  five inen are employed at the mine, the  payroll being upwards of $40i.M a month.  Two four-horse teams are hauling ore to  the landing at the mouth of Kokanee  creek, and eight horses are rawhiding  between the mine and the head of the  wagon road. The ore is bem^ shipped  to the Trail smelter.  Pay the printer and be honored. * .=;  THE LEDGE, NEW DJ_.NVER, B.C., FEBRUARY 22,  1900.  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY. Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION KATES:  Three months...   $ .75  Six "  1.25  Twelve "  2.00  Three years 5.oo  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  C jrrespondenee from every partof the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  f BUKSDAY, FEBRUARY 22.1900.  FBOM THE EDITOK'S UPPEB STOPE.  "Come, Gentle Spring, Come!"���  and bring" your delinquent subscription with you.  ' 'Get Your Hair Cut, Kellie is coming"," might have been a popular  song this summer if Let 'Er Flicker  the Flopper could have had his way.  It the B. C. legislature held its sessions in Kentucky instead of Victoria  Joe Martin would likely be under the  daisies, provided Cotton could shoot  as well with a gun as Martin can with  his mouth.  eare to buy these mines at even half  their present valuation. The slump  came as it was bound to sooner or  later. Shipping in order to pay  dividends and keep the stock up  finally got so far ahead of development that it had to stop. The management announce that they wish to  install better machinery and work  the mines on a more economical basis.  From this we are led to believe that  owing to the low grade nature of the  ore the expense of digging it out is  too great to warrant the fancy prices  paid for the stock.  The affair is a calamity to Rossland and a blow to stock gambling,  but it will not injure mining. Millions  may yet be taken out of the mines in  question, but if it is not there is plenty  of mineral in other parts of the country. We feel sorry for George Good-  erham. He put his money into the  country like a noble little man, and  we trust that the keen edge of this  sorrow will soon become blunted by  the early resumption of these well  known properties.  a notice of application for a certificate  of improvements run from $11 to $13.  Contrast that price with what papers  receive in this province, owing to  illegitimate competition. Talk about  scabs! Why the lowest scab ihat  ever poked his vermin haunted body  into a mining camp is a prince compared to some of the punk gas-bags  in this country who call themselves  editors. Such will always be the  case until the public demand that it  be served only by papers up to a cer- j  tain standard in literary and mechanical merit. Many of the present  rags now published are a disgrace to  themselves and the community. in  which they are allowed to exist.  ���_____taJbA_ht��h____B|__ah2  Seventh Year  *  T,KttA_I_.K��   EXTORTION,  The hay that Canada shipped to  South Africa may have been hard-  pressed, as an exchange remarks,  but from the manner in which footgear is gathered in B. C. for the soldiers it is evident that they will sock  it to the Boers. This yarn does not  need any darning.  The Government of B. C. still has  hay in its hair, and can be gold-  bricked. They will insert ads in  little rags just to please some pap-  sucker who thinks he is an editor.  Thus does the people's money melt  away, much on the same principle as  the government paying 50 cents a  pound for sugar when it can be  bought for 10 cents.  Now that the wage scale has been  reduced the organs ot the mine managers are crying for the repeal of the  eight-hour law. Enough damage  has been done by these carping demagogues. The la wis here to stay;  wages have been adjusted to meet  the case, and the country will proceed to reap the benefit of it, the  subsidized organs to the contrary  notwithstanding.  After   all the nauseating bowing  and scraping to the Miners' Union by  such literary chameleons as the Nelson Miner, the fact remains that they  are the same honorable fellows that  they were three   months ago when  these rags   called them everything  that is bad.    They are no better today than they were then; they were  no worse then  than they are now.  They knew their rights then; thev  know them now.   They could not l;e  hoodwinked   then;  they   cannot be  hoodwinked now.     All these words  of praise and tribute are like sounds  from   pans  of  brass.     The miners  want simple justice, that's ���11;   they  are not seeking bouquets and cannot  be caught with chaff.  TOO    MANY   JACK-EGS.  There are too many jackleg newspapers in B. C.     Every little town  wants a newspaper,   and in consequence we find many fools who can  hardly read trying to accommodate  them.   As a result the newspapers  conducted by   practical men suffer  some loss and annoyance from blundering jacklegs who do not know ho iv  to conduct a paper from a literary or  business standpoint.     As a rule most  of these fellows are   deadbeats and  cannot pay for the bread they eat.  As an illustration ot the foolish policy  of many of the sheets in this province  we will say that in  the effete east,  where  the   expense   of running   a  paper is less than half of what it is in  this section of Canada,   legal advertising costs 10 cents a   line for the  first insertion and 5 cents a line for  each  subsequent  insertion.       This  would make the price of advertising  For months past  a mild  form of  smallpox has been prevalent in Spokane and other western cities.     It is  not any more dangerous than ordin  ary measles but its name has struck  terror into many  people in  British  Columbia.   We understand that compulsory vaccination has been ordered  in Nelson and Rossland.    This,   as a  measure to protect the general health,  may be commendable, but it should  not be taken advantage of to extort  unreasonable prices from a defenseless public.   Vaccine tubes or points  cost less than 10 cents each,   and to  auk of Montreal  Established  1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    : 1,102,792.72  HEAD    OFFICE,   MONTREAL.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  E. PITT, Manager  !  I HJ_ ^Bl <S| iq  _3 <B__ ^"g-_���_____! W ��_ lMftil-1  more of humanity, and your da\s  will be longer in the land of minerals  which a bountiful Providence has set  out of doors for all our uses.  HAK   THKJI    OUT.  Miners' Unions in admitting members should adopt a "dead line."  Men who could not pass the necessary  examination should not be admitted.  This would assure employes that  every man carrying a Union card  charge from $1 to $2 for shooting one I was capable of doing a shift's work,  of them into the arm is taking advantage ot circumstances in a way  that would do credit to a road agent.  It is sore enough to endure vaccination without having to pay eight  prices for the misery. The government should see that the price is not  over 25 cents, and, in fact, it should  bear the entire cost, and not allow  the disciples of Galen to grow fat on  the misfortunes of frightened communities. We respect the medica  profession. They occasionally prolong a life; but the size of their  financial mitt is too large, even for  Nelson or Rossland. Cut your prices,  gentlemen;  think less of gold, and  and worthy of his hire. Incompetent  men are a detriment to Unions and  cause the most trouble, as they work  more with the mouth than head or  hands.  i to draw your attention from our  Depai tment  At least not until we have demonstrated to your satisfaction that our  new stock is the finest ever brought into  the Slocan,  we have  'other now goods that we  are itching to tell you about.  Before proceeding to do so, let us suggest that this is the season of the  year when plans are laid for the Spring house-cleaning,  and as you  will undoubtedly want to re-paper the  home and make it light,  bright and cheery, we would advise you to inspect our wallpaper stock and get prices. Do not delay.  ���_&*_��  W  Hauling and Packing to Mines,  and general local business.  WOOD    AND    COAL    FOR     SALE  And when you have satisfied yourself as to wall paper, look at ourstockj  of thoso things known as floor coverings, such as  New Denver, 15. C  Carpets,  Rugs, Mattings,  Linoleums.  CHAPTER   ON    STOCKS.  In Toronto there are many people  who desire to get rich by gambling.  They are too good to buck faro or  deal black-jack, so they buy mining  stocks and pray Tor the stock to rise  so that they can sell out  to  their  neighbor at a profit.     Most of them  know nothing about mining and care  less.    They   simply want to make  money without working for it.    They  are always looking for tips and many  of them are so wise that their brains  Almost stick through their hats for  lack of room.    When George Gooder-  ham came out west to look for the  yellow metal in its native state he  was not actuated by motives of pure  philanthropy.     He was simply looking after George.   He succeeded  in  procuring two great properties���the  War Eagle and Centre Star.     The  properties were stocked and the public allowed to participate in George's  good fortune.     His reputation as a  financier gave solidity to the stocks  and the price ascended the scale with  alacrity.    Last June 1,750,000 shares  of War Eagle at  $3.88 aggregated  $6,790,000.     On   February   6th the  same stock at $1.60 footed up only  $2,800,000.    In September last 3,500, -  000 shares of   Centre Star at $1.65  equaled ��5,775,000.  On February 6th  the same stock  at $1  footed  up $3, -  500,000.  The total depreciation is over six  millions of dollars, and there are  scarcely any mining men who would  Doomed Paul: uVat a kalamity dot vas in New  Denver last Sunday, Jouby."  Joubert: "Hey; vat vas dot, Paul?" ji  Paul: "Vy, der C.P.R. depot burned down und (j  j der stove ve haf heard so much erbout vent up mit ji  I der flames.    Dis vill pe a shuck do der railroad vat ((  J owns Canada." |  Joubert: "Dot man French seems to pe a hustler. {(  | He must haf some prams mit his upper stope, or he |  ' vould not so quvickly haf relieved Kimberly.    Ef (('  der British  could only relieve  Ladyschmidt vat a %  dime dey vould haf!       Der 24th  of May in New (J!  Denver vould simply not hold von kandle to dot. jiJ  Veil ve vill haf to look oud, Paul, from dis dime on, {(i  or French may get us in his sack." j|  Paul:   Dot is so.     Der   plot thickens,   und  der {(j  villians are still pursuing us; but ve are still pehind j|  der kopje und petter off den der folks in Nelson."     (Ii  Joubert: "Vy?" |  Paul: "Pecause ve don'd haf to get vaccinated, $  und ruin ourselves financially so dot der doctors can |Jj  get ploated. mit easy money.     Ve haf some deaths (ft  j mit our poys, but der smallpox has not struck us.  I Ve haf kept der air fumigated so much dot it can't  j live.   Py Shiminy ! Efder am't Cronje coming up  > der road.       Hey, Cronje!     Come over und dell us  j how you like dot French pill of fare."  Cronje: '-Haven't got dime.    I haf to rustle more  \ grub.   Ve lost our cache der oder day.     Pye, Pye!  I vill meed you ven der flag goes down."  Joubert: "Seems to pe rushed, don'd he ? Veil,  dot's der vay in dis vorld. Von day ve haf a heart  solo, und den der British lick us until ve don'd know  vedder our name is Mud or Joe Martin."  Paul: "Haf you got enny  War Eagle or Centre  Star stock, Jouby?"  Joubert: "Not a bit: vy?"  Paul: "Peeause der price haf fallen in der sump,  und der stock gamblers in Toronto are vild. Dey  vould haf little "George Gooderham if dey could haf  reached him. Dem speculators in Canada are like  our little Boer pigs. Dey alvays squeal ven dey are  hurt."  Joubert:    "Der var  in der Slocan is ofer, und  1  vish I vas dere dis nighdt."  Paul: "Vy?"  Joubert: "Pecause I could get somedings pesides  vater fco drink, und I might run for der legislature,  instead of running for my life as I am likely to do  enny minute vhile French is camped on our trail."  Paul: "Don'd be so despondified, old fellow. I  haf here a leedle flask of gin dot I found today. Let  us drink, und forget for a vhile dot der veldt has tt&  crimson spots on it, und dot many a Boer vife vill haf W  to sleep alone afder dis var is ofer.'*  When the gurgling sounds had ceased, Paul and Joub each  read a chapter from their Bible, and then rolling their blankets  around them, they were soon dreaming that Tommy Atkins had  gone home and left in his place _13,000 barrels of gin and a million  pairs of British Columbia socks.  JOHN WILLIAMS  Dealer in  IMPORTED  AND DOMESTIC CIGARS  andjobACCOES,  PIPES, &C.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confectionery and Fruit.  They are nice, and just what you need.    Curtains to match.  "$**$*  "BATHS IN CONN KCTION.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  It's somewhat early, perhaps, hut we want to prepare you for the j  your sportive disposition when  you see our new line of  sensation that is sure to tingle  Fishing Tackle  Croft & Sons, Toronto.    New  Received this week direct from Wm  tangle Flies, Spoons, Reols, Rods, Gaffs, Lines, Etc., and Bait  Baskets that all Ninirods delight in.       Thev must he  seen to he appreciated.    Plies that makk fish bite.  URIOK  FOR    SA1.K.  JOHN   GOKTTSCHTC  NEW DENVER.  BOURNE BROS.,  Ne\* Denver, B. C.  H. D. CURTIS,  Notary Public.  Mines;   Real   Estate;   Insurance;  accountant.    \  Abstracts of Title Furnished,  SLOCAN CITY, B. C.  3VEcCeLllia.no. <&, Co.  SLOCAN" CITY, B. O.  J.E. Angrignon  The Leading  Hairdresser  Bosun Block, New Denver, B.C.  Heavy and Shelf Hardware.-       Jessop's and Canton Drill  Steel.       Stoves, Tin and Granite Ware.  We are handling all kinds of  Blasting, Mining and Sporting Powders.    Also Blacksmith's  Coal.    Lumber, Sash and Doors.  Travelers  Will find the  Arlington Hotel  h pleasant place to stop at when in  Sloean City.  GETHING & HENDERSON. Proprietors.  THE WM. HAMILTON MANUFACTURING CO., LIMITED  PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO,  PHOTOGRAPHERS  LOOK!  Cabinet Solio, *1.4U, go prepaid  Film Cartridges, SlxS.J..7.rie.  Other Supplies, same rates.  O. STRATHEARN,  Kaslo, B. C.  E. B. Dunlop  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  NEW DENVER,  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation lor the traveling- public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  HENRY STEGE, - - -     ' - Proprietor.  Children's Hair Cutting a Specially.  SLOCAN   CITY, - - B.  C.  ]^ L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. C.  Branch office at New Den ver every  Saturday.  F. L. CHRISTIE, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  SOLICITOR, Etc.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Every Friday at Silverton. SANDON, B. C  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large number of people.     The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided with everything  in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckle}', Prop. Seventh Year.  THE LEDUE, NEW DENVER, B.C., FEBRUARY 22, 1900.  ���WISE   AND    OTHERWISE.  ^^  10. J. Bernard in trott)-$��el��r, Eottdcn.  "US  When you've killed your fellow "Christians" till but few are left to kill,  Or have oompromised this quarrel in your fear,  Shall yon shout that "God is love" again, and praise his name, until  You have a chance to fight another year ?     ���  You are absent-minded beggars and your weaknesses are great;  But we and God must take you as we find you, [straight!  You Boers and English, killing there���jTour prayers should set things  Don't you think you've left the Christian faith behind you?  Baptists, Lutherans, faithful sons of the Church,  (Two hundred thousand horse and foot eager to smite and slay!)  All of you doing the Devil's tasks.   "We must get out of the lurch."  It's before the war and after the war that you pray!  pray!  pray!  is Jesus clear forgotten now, with "Turn the other cheek?  Your enemies you love with Maxim blaze.  Forgiveness of all injuries with Lyddite shells you speak,  And the dumdum "Good for Evil" swift repays,  "Resist not evil," Jesus said; but where is Jesus now?  Oh ' absent-minded beggars we must find you; [way!   Hows'-  You've ceased to pra v.   You'll bribe your God; you'll square him some>  Is it true, you've left the Christian faith behind you?  Methodists, Catholics, CongregatiOiialists,  (Two hundred thousand horse and foot eager to smite and slay!)  All of you killing instead of loving, eager to enter the lists; (  It's when there isn't chance to tight that you pray! pray! pray!  You're breaking that commandment, which declares "Thou shalt not kill;" (  But God would better wink at this awhile,  If he onlv will be patient till your hate has had its fill, I  You'll repent and prav for pity till he smile.  You are absent-minded beggars; this God should understand, I  He and we are forced to take you as we find you, .  You'll trust in him' and praise him when this work is out of hand:  But now you've left,all thoughts of God behind you. ,  "Christians, Saved of God," Christ's Anointed Ones,  (Two hundred thousand horse and foot eager to smite and slay!)  To -trust in God' is all right in peace, but now you trust in your guns.  Boers and Britons choose their time to pray! pray! pray!  FOUR   GREAT    HANDS.  A Fine Game of Poker Played i" Trenton  Yeftrs Ago.  Good stories are told of the poker  games that were played in Trenton away  back in the fifties, and perhaps none is  better than that which relates how a  wedding was postponed because the  bridegroom was interested in a good  sized jackpot.  One of the hardest players that the  "regulars" had to deal with was James  llawson, who ran a general merchandise  store down in Cumberland county. He  also was interested in the oyster trade  and, as the saying is nowadays, he had  money to burn.  In the winter of 1854 Rawson came to  Trenton to help push through the legislature a bill in which he was interested,  and one evening he got mixed up in a  game of poker in the United States hotel with .Sol Travers, Jerry Holcomb and  Dick Collins, three of the gamest players  that ever drew cards.  The game was innocent enough when  it started, but long about three o'clock  the next morning it had assumed proportions calculated to make an ordinary  player gasp when the bets were made.  Rawson was the youngest man at the table and had" probably played poker less  than any of theothers,but he had money  and nerve, and the way he used both  made the others keep their eyes open.  There wasn't much difference in the  winnings up to 2:30 o'clock, when the  cards suddenly got freakish, as they will  sometimes, and then they began to run  against Rawson.  The players wouldn't give up the game  to eat, and they had their food brought  to them when breakfast time came:  They laid down their cards long enough  to eat, then went at it again. Rawson's  hard luck kept up. He turned his hat  around, crossed his legs, got up and  walked around his chair, rung in a new  pack of cards, and did everything that a  superstitious poker player does to change  his luck, but it wouldn't change. His  money kept drifting away till ten in the  forenoon, when he counted his capital  and found that he had $200 left. He had  fed about $1800 to the ''iger" and naturally felt a little cranky.  At last a jackpot was started about 10:  30 o'clock, and the cards were dealt  round half a dozen times or more, and  nobody got openers.  "Hurry up, boy8, and open it," said  Rawson. "I've got to catch that 11:45  train. I'm going to be married tonight,  and I must be in by 5 o'clock and dressed for the occasion."  But the boys didn't seem to be able to  hurry. They dealt and dealt but the  right kind of cards wouldn't fall, and finally there was a nice little pot of about  $600 on the table. At 11:30 Travers  opened the pot for $100. Holcomb and  Collins stayed.  "I feel just as if 1 was going to win  that pot," said Rawson, writing some  figures on a piece of paper and tossing it  to the centre of the table with what  money he had left. "I'm shy $50, boys,  but I guess I'm good for it.''  "Your check is as good as your cash,"  said Travers.  "Every bit," said Holcomb and Collins. "But you'll never catch that train,"  remarked Travers.  "By thunder!" remarked Rawson, "I  forgot all about that!" He looked at his  watch and found he had about three  minutes in which to get to the station.  "There's ho use in trying to make it  now," lis said.    "They'll  have  to  post  pone the wedding. I'll telegraph that  I've missed the train." A few minutes  later a messenger was sent to the telegraph office with a message, and the  game went on.  The pot was $1000 strong when the  men drew cards, and the result was the  most remarkable set of poker hands that  the old time players in Trenton recall.  Travers was dealing. Holcomb called  for one card. Collins took one, Rawson  four, and Travers one.  Everybody about the table saw that  there was business ahead. Travers made  a bid for a raise by betting $25, which  was lifted $200 by Holcomb, and Collins  raised the $200, so that when it came to  Rawson it cost $425 to get in. Everybody thought he would throw down his  cards, but he didn't. He slcrwly drew a  checkbook out of his pocket, wrote a  check for $1000 and shoved it into the  centre of the table, thus raising Collins  $575. The other players thought he was  blurring. Travers met the raise at once  and added $500 to it. Holcomb saw that  and raised it another $500. Collins simply saw the raise, and Rawsou raised it  another $1,000.  Travers settled back in his chair and  eyed Rawson narrowly. "You've got  pretty good nerve, old man," he said,  "but you can't make me lay down; not  on a four card draw anyway." Then he  saw Rawson's raise of $1000 and increased it $500.  "I call you," said Holcomb, shoving  in $1500.  "I might as well take a chance for  money," said Collins, laying $1500 on the  pile. Rawson put down another check  for $500.  "Well, boys, I'm sorry for }'ou," said  Travers, "I've got four queens." He  threw them down.  "That beats my four jacks," said Holcomb. "And my four tens," said Collins. "But it don't beat my four kings,"  said Rawson, spreading out his cards.  He had four kings and an ace.  "Thunderation, what a draw!" exclaimed Travers.  " 'Twas pretty good," said Rawson,  raking in the money. "I got them all  in a bunch.   I held up an ace."  Rawson won $15,000, and $11,250 of it  came out of the pockets of the other  three men. It was the biggest jackpot  ever won in Trenton.  After the money had been counted and  stowed away in Rawson's inside pocket,  he expressed remorse over his indifference to his wedding appointment. But  he didn't have long to mourn. The girl  he was to marry had a mind of her own,  and when she received Rawson's telegram she got herself ready and, boarding  a north-bound train, came to Trenton,  where she arrived about 6 o'clock in the  evening. Rawson was delighted to see  her, and they went to a preacher's and  were married.  He Needed a Shave.  He had been out so late the night before that he did not know at what hour  he had come home. When he awoke,  he was curious to learn just how rocky  he looked. He accordingly reached out  for the silver-backed hand mirror that  lay on the table beside his bed. Instead  of that he got hold of the silver-backed  hair brush. Not recognizing his mistake, he took the brush up and gazed  at the bristles a moment. Then he felt  of the silver back and then stared back  at the bristles. "Good heavens,'" he  murmured at last, "but I need a.shave!"  Choice cigars, fresh fruits, fragrant tobaccos, and delicious confectionery always for sale at Nesbitt's.  The cynic might take syrup for his  scoff.  Native wit may be foreign to the occasion.  Cross purposes often run parallel in  morality.  "Roving blades" are bound to lose  their rough edges.  Not a single infectious disease is known  in Greenland.  It is easier to getfootine than backing  from a rich girl's father.  With the sensible girl the beau that  flatters much never matters much.  No erratic genius has yet come forward  with the "Dreams of a Bulldozer."  The spiritualistic medium sometimes  goes out of business for material reasons.  He who is always going to the law will  get the law in the habit of coming to  him.  There are men so mean and miserly  that they would like to horde the human  race.  The postal authorities have decided to  utilize the system of wireless telegraphy,  which will be tried first in London.  The lead pencil originated with the  discovery of the graphite mines in England in 1664, during the reign of Queen  Elizabeth.  First class passengers in England have  increased only ten per cent in ten years,  while the number of third class passengers have increased 31 per cent.  JOHN   HENRY'S    COURTSHIP.  PASTE   THIS    IN    YOUR   HAT.  At the first indication of diphtheria in  the throat, make the room close, then  take a tin cup and pour into it an equal  quantity of tar and turpentine,then hold  the cup over the fire so as to fill the  room with fumes. The patient, on inhaling the fumes, will congh out the  membraneous matter and diphtheria  will pass off. The fumes of the tar and  turpentine loosen the throat and thus  afford the relief that has baffled the  skill of physicians.  [Written by a young lady; published by request.]  Now the maiden's brow was sad,  And the maiaen's speech was low,  And darkly looks she at the clock  But darker at her beau;  "My dad will swoop upon us  Before the clock strikes ten,  And if he once should find you here  You may never come again."  Then butspake brave John Henry,  (The captor of her heart):  "To every man upon this land  Death comes soon or late,  And how can man die better  ;,     Than fighting for his girl?  If you don't drive me hence  I'll try this man a whirl."  They sat upon the sofa���  His arm around her waist,  And oft he squeezed the blushing maid  And oft her lips did taste.  But hark!   The clock is striking-  It sounds like a knell of doom;  A form appears���the father fierce  Comes stalking in the room.  "Young man, I give you warning  To leave without a flout,  Or I will see that you are  Feet foremost carried out.''  At this our darling hero  Made bold to make reply:  "Old man, I tell you take that back  Or I will black"your eye."  Then outspake the old man roundly:  "Young man, I'll knock you down,"  And doubling up his good right hand  He struck right at his crown.  With strong "left hand uplifted  John Henry turned the blow;  Theblow though turned it came too high  It missed his nose but blacked his eye���  The old man raised a joyful cry,  To see the red blood flow  John fell, and on the sofa  He leaned one breathing space,  Then like a wild cat mad with wounds  Sprang at the old man's face.  Round ears and nose and temples  The quick hard blows he sped,  And thrice the old man yelled 'enough'  Ere our hero stopped and said:  "Old man, if you're not too weary  Just try and wag your jaw,  And tell me now if I'm too slow  To be vour son-in-law."  Since he could do nought other  Than reluctantly consent,-  He said, "well, I suppose so,  Since on having her you're bent."  "All right," said bfave'John Henry,  "i'ou two both come with me,"  And so unto a parson's house  Forth went the dauntless three.  Prospectors,  ATTENTION!  Young men, become your own  assayers. Three months will  teach yon assaying for gold,  silver and copper. Live and  learn how, cheaper than you now  live . .-���    Columbia College,  Board and Instruction in assaying  '.. . all for.. ..  ONLY $26.00 PER MONTH  Write to the principal���  REV. W. J. SIPPRELL, B.A.B.D.,  New Westminster.  All olMtiea of learning may be had in t_ie tha  only college of its kind hi the west.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  St. Clair Mineral Claim.  W.S. DREWRY  Kaslo, B.C  H. T. TwiGfl  New Denver, B.C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  __"Rashdall & Fauquier. Agents.  CS2K2K2 ��B�� CHESJCSa  [Prize essay, written by Jas. Oneal, for  The Appeal to Reason.]  The word socialism has two different  meanings.     When used in one sense it  means a science which deals in existing  economics and social phenomena.   It is  also an explanation or interpretation of  this economic and social phenomena.  It explains the laws that underlie our  present industrial system,  the changes  that occur through  the action of these  laws and seeks an answer to the following question:   "What will be theresult  of the action of these laws?"    The socialist answers that the inevitable outcome will be a higher state of society  wherein  the   land and   machinery of  production will be owned in  common  by the people in their collective capacity, and that free access to  this land  and machinery will  be granted to all  and that each and every individual will  obtain the full product of their social  labor, since there  will be no  private  capitalist who can  retain   the   larger  portion of the product as he does today.  This  does not mean the abolition of  capital, but it does mean the abolition  of the individual owners of both land  and capital.    The  socialists   say that  this must be accomplished because the  development of modern industrial society demands it, and if it is not accomplished in the near future, capitalism  will (through its crisis and pauperization of the masses) lock itself in its own  embrace.    He further points to the fact  that since the development of the trust  the   capitalist   has   become   a useless  parasite on society, from  the  fact that  he no longer performs the functions required of him, viz:   that of superintendence, etc.     These functions are now  performed by hired employes; they can  just as well work for society as a whole.  The second manner in  which the word  is used is  when one endeavors  to picture the socialist state of society as it  will be when capitalism ceases to exist.  An explanation, or rather a definition,  of the word in this sense would be.  a  society   where   ruling  and   oppressed  classesihad ceased to exist and where  equality of opportunity prevailed and  where each and every individual would  be rewarded according to  his  efforts.  A society where the means and opportunities of obtaining "life,  liberty and  happiness" woul be owned  in common,  but where the products produced would  be the property of the individual,Jwhich  would be according to  the amount of  work performed by the individual.   To  sum up, the first conception of socialism  may be called the path that leads us to  the goal, while the  second  conception  would be the goal itself.  ���ould be the goal itself. JOJ J^bCIJS  What it rieansfi  Or never so poor, that it  could not be made better by  NEWSPAPER  ADVERTISING .  in a judicious, pains-taking  way, and the circulation of  neatly    printed,     attractive  BUSINESS  STATIONERY  in the ordinary channels of  trade   and   correspondence.  If it's an increase of business  you are after you can get it.  The quickest way about it is  to advertise through the  columns of TheLkiwh���the  most widely-read paper in  the mining region. It goes  into  every   home  in Slocan  New Oeitweir  Saradoo  Kaslo  Whitewater  Sllocam  City  SI 3 vert�� in  AIM _V_n_Mir_g Camps,  In this advanced age it is  out of business gear to attempt to carry on any business without suitable printed  stationery. You should be  supplied with good quality  Letter Heads'  BaJl Heads  Statements  Note Heads  ileum o> Heads  Circulars  Envelopes  Anything Wanted  We have a specially contrived envelope advertising  New Denver that should be  used by every letter writer  from this point. They cost  ��1 for the first hundred and  50c for each subsequent 100  ���with your name and address printed thereon. For  the ladies we have a fancy  line of the  latest styles of  Vasatnmg Cards  And our stock of  [Weddiimg Stataoaneryi  Tiryitatioinis  Bail! Programs  Ileum Cards, Etc,  Is equal to  any  to be found  in the large cities.  Call or address���  THK LEDGE,  Ii. T.  I.OWKISV.  Editor and Financier.  Situate m the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenny   District. Where     located:  Mowich Slide, Carpenter creek.  rpA KE NOTICE That I, Herbert, T. Twiegr  1 agent for Jas. H. Moran, Free Miner's Certificate No. 139:4, and Charles W. Greenlee,  F. M. C.No. 13972. intend, sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining1 Recorder for  a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a crown  grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under Sec.  37 must he commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements.  Dated this 21* day of December. 1899.  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  Monitor Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay Distiiet. Where located: So_th.  of Three Forks townsite.  rpAKE NOTICE that I. Herbert T. Twigg. as  L agent for George A. Petty, F. M. Cert. No.  13930. Eleanor J. Kendall, F. M. Cert. No. 18875,  and Alfred R. Fingland, F. M. Cert. No. 13874,  intend, sixty days from the date hereof  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate  of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining Crown a 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 11th day of January, 1900.  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  United 'Kmplre Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan City   .Mining  Division of  Wcm  Kootenay   District.     Where  located:  On tlie north side of Ten Mile Creek about  seven miles from Slocan lake  'PAKE NOTICE That I, R.  W. Gordon. F. M".  1    C. No. 3W5S2A. acting   for myself and as  agent for H. W. Kent, F.M.C. No. 59*80. Thomas  Dunn, F. M. C.No. 2016(5, J. H.  Ward, F.M.C,  No 19137a, and Geo. Williamson. F. M.C. No.'-  1-1929H. intend, sixty days from the date hereof  to apply to the Mining Reoorder 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 istn-  ance of such certificate of improvoii.onts.  Dated this 29th dav of October, _39fi.  l-'-28 " R. W. GORDON.  That Kitchener Mineral Claii  Situate in the Slocan Miniug Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located:  On the South Fork of Carpenter Creek, about  three miles up from Cody, B. C  rpAKE NOTICE That I, E. M. Quirk, free  1 miner's certificate No. 26501, intend. 60 dajKS  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements for  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the  above claim.  And further take notice that action under sec-  lion 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 15th day of January, 1900. 1-18  Sundown Fraction Mineral  Claim.  Situated in the Slocan City Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located^  On the north side of Lemon Creek, opposite  the mouth of Summit creek.  rPAKE NOTICE that I, Dan Hanlon, acting as  1 an agent for J. D. Wallace F M. C. No..  22o08A: W. B. Willcox, F. M. C. No. B26868; H.  J. Robertson. F. M.C.Xo. B14224: William Colp-  man, F. M. C. No. 2S269A; John Roland Stitt. F.  M. C. No. B8698, and Herbert Bunting, F. M. C.  No. B6264, 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 he commenced, before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 19th day of December, 1899.  DAN HANLON.  ANDSOO LINE.  Between  The direct route from  Kootenay Country  to all 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 Wed- '  nesdays for Toronto; Fridays,  for Montreal and Boston.  Same cars pass Revelstoke one day  earlier.  CONNECTIONS  Revelstoke and main line points.  8:55k Dly:lv ���Denver C. Siding���ar: Daily 15:80K  8:l5k ex. Sun: lv N.Denver Ldg: arex. Suh.i5:40k  ROSSLAND, NELSON  CROW'S  NEST   BRANCH   AND-  BOUNDARY COUNTRY.  9.50k ex.  Sun: lv N.Denver Ldg: arex.Sun 13.30k  TO AND FROM SANDON  15.30k dly lv Denver C. Sdg ar dly S.55k  13 30k ex Sun lv..N Denver Ldg.ar ex Sun fl.50_.  Ascertain rates and full  information   by ad.  dressing nearest local agent or���  G. B. GARRETT, AgentNew Denver.  W. F.  Anderson, Trav. Pass. Agt., Nelson.  E. J. Coyle, A. G. P. Agt., Vancouver.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  To and from European points via. Canadian  and American lines.     Apply   for wiling dates-  rates, tickets and  full  information  to any C.  I?y agent or���  O. B. GARRETT.  C. P. K. Aiient, New Denver.  W. P. F. Catnmi ngs, 3. S. S. Agt., Winripe  TO LET1ER=WR1TERS  HE     Postal    Authority's  advice   to    all    who  write letters is to have  the name and address  of the writer printed  upon    the    envelope.  This saves time  and  prevents letters going  to  the   Dead   Letter  Office.      In   order   to  help out  the  public in  this   important matter  we will print  your name and address upon inn No. 7 white envelopes and ;.iail  tliein  to any part  of Canada upon receipt of  75 CENTS.  THE LKIXili.  Xl'IV i 'I'll V".T. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., FEBRUARY 22,  1900.  Seventh Yeah  MINING   RECORDS  COCKADES.  L'he following is a complete list of the ;  mining transactions recorded during tlie j  week in tbe several mining divisions of |  the Slocan. Those of New Denve- were j  MS follows:���  LOCATIONS. j  -Snowbird fr, Carpenter cr. D.j  Feb 15-  McLeod.  ASSESSMENTS.  Feb u���Flora. Temple. .7���Storm. 8  ���Evening Star fr. Black .Ea��"le, Arab.  12���Halifax fr, Lily. 15���Kitchener.  17���K 1) and Cody Star.  TRANSFERS.  Feb ?.���Buck Fraction, W S Clark to  M. L Nicholson, Jan 21, SHOO.  8���Shure Tiling, Minnie Clark, Home  little, Black Fox", Limit, Cuckoiiu, Gypsy Queen, Admiral, Limit Fraction,and  Kin��', all interest.-M McAndrews to .J  Conway, S-2ry;>. Jan '20.  13���Gypsy Queen and Forest Kin<4"1-  6 in each, E L White- to D J Brandon,  Feb 12.  F M Gibson records a. notice that G  W Adrian did not hold a free miner's  license from Jn.lv . 10. ��� 1897. to March.  1899.  If;���Crackerjack, Scott McDonald, T  J Lendriun ami F J Fimteane to Northwest Mining' Syndicate, Sept 14.  Fidelity fr, Crackerjack and Broken  .Lock, Northwest Mining" Syndicate to  Bosun Mines Co, Jan 19.  Fenclmrch fr, Porcupine fr, and Bear  fr, M E Brae don to Geo H Crawford, on  Feb 9.  .19���We Two' ���, W J Kyte to Louis  Guire and Ludyer Guire, Jul}'3.  Same, Louis Guire and Ludyer Guire  to J Brandon, Jan 19, S15(J.  Same, J Brandon to J Tinling", Feb 7,  $250.  CERTIFICATES OF IMPROVEMENT.  Jan 5���Rustler, Rockland.  8���Best Fraction, Humphrey.  12���Trade Dollar.  13���Early Bird.  16���Alice Fraction, Spokane, Last  Chance No 4, OBH, Hustler Fraction.  Feb 6���Speculator, Consolidated Virginia, Elk."  Feb 10���Vult,,Vulture Fraction, Vulture, Genesee.  14���Helena, Egypt.  17���Adirondack. <  Che Three Kinds Tliat Are Worn In England and What They Mean.  There is no subject, under the sun con  eerning which so many mistakes are made.  According to an ancient, joke, ono -lady  isked another, "Why is your fat bur r.siny.  % cockade?" "Oh, pa's just joined th<:  urmy and navy stores!" And many pe�� ���  pie seem to think that a cockade means  nothing at all beyond the fact of a certain  amount of social eminence. There is no  real law upon the matter, which is sin;ply  governed by long established custom and  usage.  According thereto, there are three kinds  Df English cockado in use at the moment-  ���the royal, the military and tlie naval  There is no such thing as a "civil service  cockade." The royal cockade can bo-casily  recognized. It is quite circular. It is ?n  fihape much Tike a double dahlia, and is  worn so that half of it is seen above the  top of the hat. It is aJ.so larger than .other  cockades and projects outward very much  more. The military cockade is tho oi:e  most usually seen! It consists of a .sttiaii  circular projection, from tho top of which  issues a fan shaped ornament It is worn  so that the fan shaped ornament projects  above the top of the hat. The third shape  ���the naval cockade���has no fan, and is  oval in shape. It is worn at tlie side, so  that no part of it projects above the top ol  tho hat. Tho military cockade is worn by  the servants of those holding military cone  missions���viz. ollicers in the army, militia and volunteers and by lord lieutenants, commissioners of lieutenancy, deputy  lieutenants and high shorilTs. The naval  cockade is worn by the servants of naval  officers.  Civilians and ladies havo no right at all  to any cockade unless coming within tho  above descriptions. Tho black cockado of  Hanover came into use in this country  with the Hanoverians, though in the days  when hats were worn that required fastening up at the 6ide, the cockade was worn  by tha officers themselves. The Jacobites,  in their intense objection to everything  Hanoverian, started the white cockado,  which was worn by the officers who took  part in the Jacobite risings, but the "white  cockade" never had an analogous usage to  the black cockade of Hanover. lb is possible it may in the future, for we hear of  one gentleman belonging to the Order of  tho White Rose who is industriously saving up to start an equipage in order that  in literal truth he may "mount tho white  cockade."���Genealogical Magazine.  Hill Bros.  Man uf acturers 'of  and  Shingles  Orders   shipped  to all  parts of the  Country.      Mill at  head of  ���Slocan Lake. ���  Postoffice address, Rosebery.  The 8=hour  Has been on shift in the  Slocan for many weeks,  but it has not injured the  quality of the beverages  in the Ivan hoe at Sandon. Nearly everything is new around this  old-time tavern except  the whiskey and the  landlord.  Dick Orando,  for further information.  Established in Nelson 1890.  ost complete  and up-to-date stock  of Jewelry in the  s. ���������'  a  specialty  r   first-class  Watch   repairing  As   we   only   employ  jewelers,   all   work  Mail orders  receive  our  prompt  attention.  guaranteed.  T<  The Kootenay Jeweler,  NELSON, B.C.  ,S_OCAIf    CITY    DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  Ten  Mile, E  creek. Isaac  Jan 31���White Hawk,  Mansfield.  Feb 8���Simcoe, Lemon  Lougheed.  Lowell, same, W Kerr.  Empress, same, N E Holmgren.  Duke, same, I Lougheed.  Lampton, same, N E Holmgren.  , ASSESSMENTS.    ���      ,  Feb 1���Del Monte. 14���Evening" Star,  Erin Fraction.  I'OWKR OF ATTORNKY.  Feb 3���F J Smyth to Dan Hanlon, re  Gypsy Lass and Armiston.  6���James Tattersall to R Bradshaw,  general,  8���Annie Provost to Andrew Provost,  general.  12���Wm Kerr to Isaac Lougheed, re  Lowell  N E Holmgren to same, re the Derby.  Hull, Empress, and Lampton.  TRANSFERS.  Jan 30���Highland Light J_, Dan Mc-  Kenzie to W'Clough.  Feb 7���Christmas Tree and Reciprocity ,!_, P McGuire to Percy Dickenson.  13��� Leon ?f, J 0 Shook to Percy Dickenson.  Tail Holt, all. W H Ferguson to Wm  Hunter, 8.100.  AINSW'OBTII    DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  -Antinons, near Ainsworth,  F  Jackson   Basin, E   W  Eric  Jan 25  I/Fitch.  27���Johnson,  Bausing.  31.���Oriental, Schroeder creek  Strand.  ASSESSMENTS.  Jan 25���Harrison, Silver Bell, Glen  Ellen. Combine fr. 29���Fair Play. 3D  ���Cornwall. Feb 2���Six Friends, Volunteer.  TRANSFKKS.  Jan 27���True Blue and Peacock J_,  Agreement between Maggie G Stephenson and Angus Campbell.  30���Hobson fr .L P O Swanson to C  McClure, S250  Cornwall J-, R Roberts to F Helm.  Feb 1���B C fr, all, J M Bassett to A B  Vanmoerkerke.  2���White Elephant I, R E Lemon to  A A Maclven/.ie.  HAD  A  GOOD  BREAKFAST.  The Old Soldier Told the Afflablo Stranger  How He Obtained It.  Ono day late in the eighteenth century  the great Emperor Joseph of Austria was  out driving, when :i henvy shower (���.���'hum  up; as the first big drops full an old soldier  of the invalides came hobbling to tlie i'mir  of the carriage and asked to be taken in.  because, he said, his uniform was new.  and he did not want to get it wet., 'i he  emperor, who was taking tho air as a pii-  vate gentleman with no marks of bis rai.k  about him, told the old man to get in, unci  at onoo fell to talking with him very affably. Soon the soldier mentioned that, he  had had a capital breakfast that morning  "What was it?" asked the emperor.  "Guess."  The emperor ran overall the dishes he  could think of that wore best liked among  the common soldiers, but to everything he  mentioned the invalid������ answered, chuckling, "Better than that." At last, the  emperor giving up tho puzzle, he flapped  his knee and declared he had tai.cn a  pheasant out of tho imperial preserves.  The emperor laughed sympathetically, and  the subject was changed. "When they had  driven some time, the poor poacher, after  recounting some of his experiences in battle, remarked:  "You look liko a military man, yourself;  aro you in the army?"  The emperor sisid ho was, and was then  asked what position ho held,  "'lues:-," said ihe emperor.  The soldier guessed and guessed again;  he finaliy guessed everything from ser-  gen.'M i:|i in nsarshid, and to every gue; ���; he  got '. ��� e i.'-^wcr. '"lief*"!' than that."  Naturally, nli.-r a., hilo ihe truth began  to dawn an him, ami the pool' man was  frightened nearly out of Ids wits, but the  emperor only laughed, told him to )c..:n  discretion in inakin/.-: coniklences to piran-  gor.s asked him where ho wanted to go,  set him down at the right door and tie ver  took any further nt.; ico ot his loss of a  pheasant than to make it a favorite story  at court.���Exchange.  New Denver  Transportation  & Light Co.  PALMA ANGRIGNON, PROPRIETOR.  Q. B. Jlatthews,  Sells the  Best Ciarars in  QUEEN'S HOTEL  NELSON  General braying:: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.  Saddle Horses and Pack Animals.  Feed Stables at New Denver.  ^     Rooms  ASLO MOTEL  Family & Commercial.  arge  And  Comfortable  Heated with   Hot Air and  Lighted by Electricity  Large, comfortable bedrooms and first-class dining" room.        Sample rooms  for commercial men RATES, $2 PER DAY  MRS. E. C. CLARKE, Prop., Late of the Royal Hotel Calgary.  Baker St., Nelson, B. C  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against .fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  FEED J. SQUIRE  Nelson. B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  NELSON  Carrv a complete stock of  IF* XT Ft 1ST I T T_T RE  and solicit orders from any part of the province.    Write for prices!  An Exception.  First Boarder���Don't you always have  a stuffy feeling in this house?  Second Boarder���Not when we are in  ihe dining room.���London Fun.  SLOGAN    ORE    SHIPMENTS.  The. total amount of ore shipped from  the Slocan from January 1, 1899, to  June 30, 1899, was 15,113 tons. From  July 1, 1S99, to Dec. 31, 1899, the shipments were 4,310 tons.    Following" are  the shipments from  Jaimarv 1, 1900, to  Feb. 10:  Furnishes accommodations  to the traveling public  equal to any on Sloc.in  Lake. Comfortable beds  and tasty meals. The best  brands of liquors and  cigars on the market.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings aJways on hand.  f  _a# j. eras*ft��a. k�� ra **_ cs #  4> PHOTOGRAPHERS  f VANCOUVER and NELSON,  B.C. $  California  Wine Co.,  NELSON, B.C.  that waken  everything' but  The Dead.  At E. M. BRINDLE'S,  New Denver. ' and  Wholesale  Dealers in  DR. MILLOY,  ENTIST  ROSSLAND.  Choice Wines  Fragrant  Cigars.  Write for Prices.  Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenay  TH0S. LAKE, Prop.  years.  Australia's Itigr City.  Melbourne,  Australia, is  a  city with  hall   si   million   population   and  rapidly  growing, and it   has taken   an advanced  stand   for   municipal   ownership.     She  owns absolutely her gas   works and last  year   made a   profit of   over  $1,500,000.  Tin; street   railway   system will soon revert to her. when she will transport passengers a distance of  three to five miles  for one cent.    Long ago she adopted the  eight, hour   law  for  all   city employees.  She provides lor tlie free transportation  of school   children.    She   furnishes  free  employment exchanges   and  one of  the  finest school systems in the world. Next  to   Paris  it  is the  equal   of any.    The  municipality   gives    encouragement    to  trade unions.    The city  owns the docks  and conducts the steam  ferries.    She  is  making tremendous strides in many improvements, and   it   is   freely  predicted  that from now on she will advance much  more  rapidly  in   municipal   ownership  than in the patt.  fuvne.   Week       <2-2:i  Tola)  1,100  40  Aincricaii llov   Qui'en  Hess   smi  MR  ���20  7B  i"0  If:  3d  Vain'fuivcr   A rliiifjfton   .....   -(0  ���20  1(1(1         L'S'i  L'd  VMvi  Williams is increasing hie stock almost  daily, in order to keep pace with the upward turn of business since the curtain  has been raised on the eight-hour trouble.  The  Williams has had some trouble with  his baths owing to the recent cold weather, but he has again got them in working order, and the public can now get  them at the usual price.  Nakusp.  Is a comfortaMo hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougald/  RELIABLE   ASSAYS  Gold * .50 I Gold and Silver. .$ .75  Lead     .50 | Gold.silv'r, copp'r 1.50  Samples by mail receive pron.pt attention.  Rich Ores and Bullion Bought.  HE art ot printing has  made    startling   advancement in recent  The old   faces  are  passing away:    the old style  of razzle-dazzle   printing  is  no longer  popular.     Everything today must be clean-  cut, well-balanced, and at the  same time sufficiently  ornamental  to "catch  tlie eve."  ���j  HAT'S the kind of work  that we.do in the Job  Department of The Ledge.  Up-to-date in everything-.  We please our customers, and  as a result we never lose one  until they die. As to prices,  we can give you the lowest.  We print anything in the  commercial line. Mail orders  attended to promptly.  OUR COlisET DEPAI!  MENT   IS   LT-TO-DATE  IN ALL  STYLES   AND  PRICES.  Fred. Irvine & Co,,  NELSON, B. C.  MILLINERY���ALL Till  LATEST    STYLES    AT  LOWEST  PRICES.  Why send East for your Dry Goods when you can purchase from us and have them by next day's mail, at  prices AS LOW, "IF NOT LOWER, than the Departmental Stores of the East? We have one of the  largest stocks in all departments in the West���Buttons, Sheetings, Linens, Dress Goods, Silks,. White-  wear, Corsets,   Gloves,   Ready-made  Shirts,   Costumes,   Carpets,   Floor   Oilcloths, Linoleums, Curtains,  Window Shades, Etc.       Write for Samples and Our Prices.  SOLE AGENTS'FOR  BLTTERICK  PATEKNS.  THE ONLY RELIABLE.  ! Fred. Irvine & Co.,  NELSON, B. C.  9  MEN'S    .FURNISHINGS  A SPECIALTY.'  J. K. CLARK,  MINES  and MINING  Reports, Examinations and Management.  NEW DENVER,  B.<iO.  1-129 16th St., Denver. Colo.  New Denver, B.C.  A. JACOBSON & CO., Props  Best meals in the city���Comfortable rooms���Bar replete with the best of  Liquors and Cigars���Best service throughout.  THE GATEWAY CITY AND DISTRIBUTING  POINT FOR THE BOUNDARY COUNTRY.  Grand opportunity for investments in Real  Estate, Fruit and Vegetable Farms, etc.  For information address���  J. A, SMITH.  Brewers of Fine Lager Beer and Porter���the best in the land.    Correspond-  solicited.   Address���  R. REISTERER & CO., Nelson, B.C.


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