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 ........  -���?*tfK,  Volume VII.   No   15.  NEW DENVER, B.C, JANUARY 11, 1900.  Price, $2 00 Year  Seats?  SLOGAN GAMP NEWS ��  JLOCAl,   CHIT-CHAT.  The public school re-opened on Monday.  John Stuart is now residing in Grand  Forks.  An old-time January thaw put in an  appearance this week.  The local Miners'Union contemplate  giving- a big dance shortly.  Andy Tunks has taken unto himself  a life partner at Ingersoll, Ont.  There promises to be a big rush into  the Kettle River camp in the spring.  Two strong supporting cables have  been strung across the Presbyterian  church.  Geo. W. Hughes intends spending the  balance of the winter at his old home in  Maryland.  Itev. Mr. Duncan will rent a cottage  and move his family hither from East  Kootenay.  W   J. Guthrie, second engineer  on  appeal on behalf of the missionary society of the Methodist church. Mr. Crosby came to the province in 1862, and his  experiences of mission work in those  days will make him a ready speaker on  any platform. The'meeting commences  at 8 o'clock, Mr. Crosby speaks at Slocan City on the 19th.  SI/OCAN   MINERAX    FLOAT.  the Alberta, died in Kaslo last week, of  pneumonia.  Rev. Mr. Duncan will conduct divine  service at the Presbyterian church next  Sunday morning.  Sei vices in the Methodist church next  Sunday, morning and evening. Rev, A.  E. Roberts,  pastor.  Kaslo established a new record last  week,twin daughters having been bom  to Mrs. John Palm.  0. G. Dennis, formerly gold commissioner at Nelson, has joined the soldiers  and gone to South Africa.  John Black has received the appointment of provincial constable here, Special Officer Ager returning to Slocan City  on Tuesday.  The town of Gladstone, on the C. & W.  Railway, has had its name changed to  Coryell, in honor of one of the Boundary's pioneers.  Nelson has more mud on its streets  than any other town in Kootenay. It is  as difficult to suppress as the piano end  of Baker street.  The local lodge K. of P. will celebrate  the third anniversary of their establishment, which occurs on Feb. 22nd, with  befitting honors.  The Tariff, at Ainaworth, has been  sold to a company for S30,000. High  priced lead makes mining profitable  around that old camp.  The street cars in Nelson attract considerable attention as they roll along  Baker street, and occasionally people  .are seen riding in them.  L. R. Forbes has passed his medical  ���examination and been accepted as a  member of the Calgary section of the  'Canadian contingent of troops to South  Africa.  In some parts of South America eggs  are used in lieu of coin. Fresh eggs  ���can always be passed in lieu of coin at  "The Ledge office in America's onhr  Lucerne.  Maurice Buttorman, or Butterworth,  ���a, noted character in Sandon, suicided  last week'by the morphine route. He  was 55 years old and came from  Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Geo. Williamson, James English, and  James Minto will be at home to their  lady friends, at Douar Cottage, on Friday afternoon, from 1 to 4 o'clock. Refreshments will be served.  Trappers complain that the soft snow  prevents them from working, and many  of them have abandoned the job until  the crust of the snow is hardened \>y the  frost, which may not be until next winter.  Thomas Avison and Mrs. Annie M.  Kennedy were married in Nelson, last  Wednesday, by Rev. Robert Frew.  Congratulations are now in order to  ���the well-known and much respected  principals.  A meeting, which promises to be of  ���great interest, will be held in the Methodist church on Thursday, January 18.  Rev. Thoa. Crosby, one of the pioneer  missionaries, of British Columbia, will  ���deliver an address, and make the annual  The Hewett is working a full force of  men.  Last week's ore shipments totalled up  190 tons.  Operations have begun on the Silver-  ite with a small force of men  Another payment,of S3,500, was made  on the Noonday bond last week.  The Surprise shipped a carload- of  ore last week, the first in a year.  The last car of ore shipped by the Bosun was sent to the Hall Mines smelter.  Three shifts are working with Burleigh drills in the lower tunnel of the  Queen Bess.  The force on the Rambler has been  increased to 34 men, due to the completion of the big raise.  Twenty tons of ore was shipped by  the Bosun last week. Their last shipment netted ��1500 for the car.  ���' The Queen Bess has thirty men employed.. Ninety tons of ore was shipped  last week, with 500 tons more ready to  corne down.  The Sovereign will put in a tramway.  Recorder Mclnnes went up Saturday  to inspect the site and grant permission  to cross adjoining ground.  It is stated the Slocan Star will put on  a full force so soon as sufficient water  can be obtained to run the concentrator.  The 'property is looking uncommonly  well at present.  Ernest Mansfield expects to pay $50,-  000 on options and bonds upon Slocan  properties within the next 30 days.  Mansfield is evidently not afraid of the  eight hour law. He is thinking of acquiring one of the valuable properties  near New Denver.  gale: and others aver it was to discuss  the eight hour law. It was for none of  these things. Mr. Walker was requisitioned to obtain from Liberal-Conservatives of the town the signatures of those  supporting the action of the general  committee in the convention at New  Westminster, in selecting Mr. Wilson,  Q.C., as leader of the party in British  Columbia.  The meeting, last fall, at a gentleman's office, had not been considered a  representative one, therefore the committee then appointed, having only  temporary effect, it was deemed advisable by a few of us to call a public  meeting, so that all Conservatives could  be present and take part in constituting  a thorough organization. After the appointment of a chairman, Mr. Fauquier  was requested to acquaint us with the  proceedings of the Conservative convention in New Westminster last October. He was also granted the privilege  of explaining what took place leading  up to his departure as a delegate. His  subsequent method of entering on a  polemic with a journalist, whose right  it would be to reply on the same lines,  was really calculated to destroy the  harmony that all desired. From the  vantage ground of Mr. Smithering'ale,  his reply was disappointing. It was  noticeable that he neither attempted to  of a party having a distinctive platform.  Instead of the "Robson" government,  the "Davie" government, the "Turner"  government, the "Semlin-Cotton" government���each government the expression and illustration of the premier's  tastes and ambitions���we would have a  government fulfilling the mandates of a  party holding a commanding position  in relation to the country, by associating itself with the real aspirations of all  classes of people.  Yours faithfuily,  Alex. Sfroat  New Denver, January 7th, 1900.  w  NEGOTIATIONS 0FF |  DIKTY   LINEN   WASHING.  SLOCAN   ORE   SHIPMENTS.  The total amount of ore shipped from  the Slocan from January 1, 1899, to  June 30, 1899, was 15,113 tons. From  July 1, 1899, to Dec. 31, 1899, the ship  ments were  4,310 tons.  Following are  the shipments from Januarv 1, 1900, to  Jan. 6:  Week  American Boy  20  Queen Bess  . 90  Rambler....,,, '  20  Surprise  20  Florida ,,  20  Bosun t,  2O  deny the charges, nor did he affirm  them.  After Mr. Bremner's remarks, which  were entirely out of order and somewhat impertinent, the meeting came to  a conclusion. Thus, tke assemblage,  primarily intended as a meeting for the  edification of junior Conservatives, became an arena for possible pugilistic  encounters. Surely there are enough  adherents in this town of the partj'  known as the "party of progress," the  factor in the advancement of Canada,  the friend of industry and labor,to meet  together, properly organize and intellectually discuss economic questions  without friction.  The propriety of the party entering  provincial affairs,  will   be a matter for  individual discussion,  on  which there  may   be   divergent    views;   but   that  should not cripple us from enjoying an  organization,  having   the   potency   of j  discipline, to assist us in completing the j  disintegration    of  the    Laurier-Tarte i  government as much as we can.   Many  thoughtful minds see possibilities for  good on  the entrance of the Liberal-  Conservative party into provincial affairs.'  Instead of a one-man  government, who has generally used his power, control and following to legislate for  support to retain power,we would have  a government directed by the influence  Editor Ledge :  Dear Sir,��� iVhile I do not presume  that it is your desire to open the columns of your paper to a discussion of  matters that ai'e of a personal nature,  I must ask you to allow me space to  say a few words relating- to the "public  meeting" held last Wednesday evening  in. CI ever's Hall. It was advertised that  the meeting was for the purpose of discussing local and provincial political  issues, but when it was called to order  it soon developed that it was not a public meeting at all, but was apparently  called for the purpose of allowing one  A. E. Fauquier to give one C. E. Smith-  eringale a disgraceful tongue-lashing,  and at the same time wash some of his  dirty linen. The crowd soon sickened  of this disgusting procedure and left  the building with the result that  no business was done. Mr. Smitherin-  gale very properly refused to reply to  the foul attack.  Is this the way public rtieetings are  to be spoiled in New Denver?     Is it  possible that A. E. Fauquier has fallen  from grace to such an extent that he  will thus abuse public confidence for  personal ends?   His conduct was that  of a gutter-snipe;   his language ditto.  Mr. Fauquier believes he is not understood by the public because of a certain  article for which Mr.  Smitheringale is  credited with being responsible.     May  it not be that Mr.  Fauquier's troubles  have arisen more from the fact that he  is understood   too   well?     Individual  opinion is frequently wrong;   our own  opinion of ourselves  is usually so, but  public opinion seldom makes mistakes,  and if a man cannot stand the test, he  cannot   better    matters    by    abusing  Others,    Mr, Fauquier may paint wings  on himself, and stand with harp in hand,  but that will not  make him an angel.  He may paint horns and hoofs on others,  but devils are not hlMe in that way.  Thanking you in advance, Mr. editor  I am yours etc., V.M.C.  New Denver, Jan. 5, 1900.  The effort to reach a settlement of  the labor difficulty in the Slocan, has  fallen flat, and, to use the words of the  representatives of the managers association, "the matter thus stands as it  did before any attempt was made for a  compromise."  The business men and public generally of this section will be disappointed at  this termination of the negotiations  which had promised so much. It was  the general belief that better results  would be reached; and the belief is yet  prevalent that, had the managers been  sincere in seeking to compromise, the  Miners' Union would have met them  in all just demands.  However, the negotiations are off,  and the contest is on anew. It was the  wish of all that an amicable settlement  might he reached, but since it is evident this is not to be, the Union will  continue the good fight against the reduction of the wage scale, and, so long  as the fight is carried on as it has been  in the past, the men will have the public's support.  What action the managers will next  take remains to be seen. Already the  lobby is at work in Victoria, and every  effort will doubtless be made to bring  about a repeal of the eight-hour law, or  to have it so amended as to make it ineffective. Organized labor will work-  as hard to see that the law is not tampered with. The fate of the law hinges  upon the fate of the Semlin Government. If one falls the other goes with  it. It is probably thi.s that has influenced the managers to hold off a while  longer  The delay in the negotiations that has  caused so much guessing during the  past month, will be explained when it  is remembered that the managers submitted their proposition to the Union  to pay hand-drillers S3.25 per day at the  time of Commissioner Clute's visit, and  the Union was given until Dec. 27th to  formulate a reply. The reply was in  the form of a counter proposition, as  follows;  played by the committees on both sides.  Both statements are plain enough, and  there is no doubt that both parties are  sick of this inactivity.    'But they seem  to have ignored the one essential thing  necessary to the amicable settlement of  any difficulty���the spirit of conciliation.  In addition to this there was the apparent   insincerity   on  the    part   of  the"  Slocan Mines Association's committee.  There was too much of the "take it or  leave it alone" spirit  shown  by both  committees, and the compromise effort  was a fizzle because of this fault, which  has been apparent from the very begin,  ning.   It is most remarkable that after  six months of conflict and idleness, and  six weeks of conferring, they have to  confess  their   inability   to  reach   an  agreement because one side "does not  agree to the compromise wage scale,"  though a counter wage scale was produced making the  concessions asked;  and because one side wants a permanent settlement and is willing to sign for  a year, while the other side wants a  permanent settlement without any duration of time stated.  SLOCAN OITY NEWS IN BRIEF.  Total tons.,..    190  STRIKE   ON "THUS   HARTNEY.  190  Things are turning out Well with the  Hartney these days, and the property  is rapidly developing into one of the  best properties of the camp. During  the week an important strike was made  in the lower tunnel, consisting of eight  inches of ore, four of which is solid steel  galena. This now gives ore in two  drifts, and gives ample territory from  which to make shipments.  The Lodestar.  The Lodestar, on Hall creek, in  the  Duncan  country,   will   not   do   much  work till spring, owing1 to the expense  of getting in powder and supplies dur  ing the winter.   J. C Blythe, president  of the company, paid his  first  visit to  British Columbia a few days ago.   He  is highly pleased with the country and  will return in July, Mr. Blythe belongs  to that class of Englishmen for whom  western people always have the glad  hand and  his  welcome will never die  out.  DIRTY   LINEN   AV ASH ING.  Editor Ledge:  Sir,���It is supposed by some that the  meeting called for last Wednesday, by  the Liberal-Conservatives of the town,  was for the purpose of enabling Mr.  Fauquier to make an apologetic speech;  a few declare it was in order that he  might  publicly  attack Mr. Smitherin-  The. Miners'Aim  WHAT   THE   NEW   DENVER   UNION   WILL DO TO  ASSIST ITS MEMBERS AND THE COMMUNITY.  To give a correct idea to the public of the aims and ambitions that animate the menibe*3 of the Miners' Union, the  following copy of the Preamble of the New Denver branch is  published:  Preamble.  *����  *N adopting   the   Constitution And By-LawS  contained  herein,  the  object desired   has  been to promote  discipline,  harmony  and  concord.   As  the  occupation  of mining is  particularly hazardous and unhealthy, it behoves  us to unitedly adopt  such measures as will best  further   our interests,  morally,    socially,   and  financially.       Our aim is to bring about reform  by proper and prudent  methods;   particularly  by the uncorrupt use of the ballot.      Let  every  member consider it his  duty  to  oppose all acts  of injustice, and in unity support any decision  of this Union, and that of the  Western Federation of Miners,   of which  we  are a  part, and  loyally uphold all organized labor.    It must not  be understood that any  menace is implied to  employers, but it is our wish to avoid dissension  and only resort to the  strength of our organization to advance and protect our welfare.  UNION' SCALE OF WAGES.  Shaft men S3 50 to Si-  Machine men  3.50  Hammersmen in drifts &raises 3.50  Hammersmen in stopes  3.25  Carmen  3.00  Laborers, inside and outside. 3 00  Timbermen  3.50 to $4  Blacksmiths  3.50 to ��4  Engineers.......,..,.,,..,,, 3,50 to U  CONDITION'S.  Recognition of the Union by mine  Owner's.  No   discrimination to   be  illade"  tw.een Union and non-union men.  "Delegates' from the Union to have the  privilege of Visiting the various mines  once a month.  The scale of wages not to be changed  by either party without thirty days'  noiice,  It will be seen tha*- the Union proposition never embraced any of the arro-  that we have heard so  be-  gant demand  much about from the subsidized organs  at Nelson and Sandon. The proposition was plain, fair and concise, and  was as clear an acceptance of the com  promise offer as could be made, the only  difference being that the Union asked  S3.50 per day on development .Work.  The Association's representatives replied to the Unions' proposition, under  date of Dec. 29th, as follows:  "Gentlemen,���Our communication of  December 23d was made by the Silver  Lead Mines Association for the purpose  of effecting a permanent settlement of  the differences between us, and was  final on- our part, as we consider that  we met'you more than half wav.  In your counter proposition of the  27th inst. you do not agree to the compromise wage scale presented by us,  and decline' to sign even your own  scale for a: longer period than thirty  days without'notice, instead of one year  as \Ve proposed. A thirty-day scale  will not inspire' confidence in the permanency of the settlement as we or the  public desire; bitt, on the other hand,  will lead to the belief that an early re  currence of the ' existing differences is  contemplated. The'matter thus stands  as it did before any attempt was made  for a compromise/       F. A. Wood,  C-. H. Hand,  Special Committee.  From reading both the Union proposition and the managers' reply, one is  struck   with ' the awful  weakness dis-  The Black Prince has let a contract for  the rawhiding down of two carloads of  ore from that property.  The Kilo is in excellent shape at present, all the tunnels being in ore. In four  of the tunnels there is from two to four  feet of solid ore.  The Arlington has let a contract to  McMillan & Allen for rawhiding down  ore. The trails are so poor just now for  want of snow that only one trip has been  made.  A force of men were put to work on  the C. P. R. wharf Tuesday morning,  making some necessary repairs. D. O.  Lewis, of Nelson, came up to make the  necessary arrangements.  C. E. Perry left Monday morning for  the main line, but will return in a few  days, when he expects to have word to  go ahead with the survey for the proposed new C. P. R. extension from here up  Lemon creek to the summit. There is  every likelihood of this road being built  in the near future.  The Athletic Club is now in full swing  with a complete outfit, in their gymnasium, and the room is well patronised.  A grand ball will be given under their  auspices next Thursday evening,the 18th  inst. The best of everything of the season will be supplied, and. all who attend  can rely on a good time,  J. M. Wilhamg wag here ,a8t pricjay^  with two r rench gentlemen who are-  members of the company working the  Chapleau. They came to examine that  property and were more than satisfied  with the showings. They have six feet  of solid ore in the tunnel and four feet in  the winze. They stated it was one of the  best things they had seen in the country  and they would recommend to their associates the immediate erection of a concentrator.  Deckhands Go on Strike.  on  the  are  Deckhands are generally found  the lower decks of steamboats. In  interior of British Columbia they  paid .$35 per month, with board and  lodging. They are supposed to work  at any hour that they may be called out  and are not fined for working longer  than eight hours. Those employed on  the steamer Slocan, the other day,  wanted pay for overtime, and were discharged, their places being filled without any difficulty. The deckhand  should brace up, get a vote, and talk to  our legislators.  Russia has decided to let in American  miners, and the Siberian department of  mines announces that a public auction  of gold-bearing lands,, situated on the  northwest coast of the Sea of O khutsk,  will take place from February loth to  27th.    There are at present something like  1,000,000,000 pennies in circulation in  the United States.  .,  The Noonday lead has been uncovered on the Freddv ground.  ��*  JB THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JANUARY 11,  1900.  Seventh Yeas  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  POETS    AN!)    POEMS.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months  8 .7.  Six "  1.25  Twelve- " 2.00  Three yeaes  5.00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something good  uo matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest  A pencil cross m this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor,  .wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  fEUKSDAJT,   JANUARY   11.   1900.  SCKAFfl  1'ltO.II   THE   KDJTOK'S DESK.  The phrase, "That heats the Dutch,'  is seldom used by the British army  in South Africa.  Judging from th 3 condition of affairs, it is about time Canada passed  a compulsory arbitration law.  New Denver has done its share for  England. , It sent its entire police  force to South Africa last week.  Poems are the flowers of language  and we always like to decorate the  columns of this paper with one or  more bouquets of that kind. There  is nothing we dislike more in our line  of business than inferior poetry, and  yet we often run up against it. The  other day while making a trip to  Nelson we met an old man from the  A    CRITIC    OVER   WISE.  In a recent issue of the London  Critic the editor very freely amuses  himself at the expense of legitimate  British Columbia mining enterprises.  He tells his readers that the Critic  has information to the effect that at  an early date the London market is  to be flooded with all kinds of British  Columbia wild-ea   mining schemes,  ^'^Jffhi,>��m<ri^^3gS*JB��tj^,^T��^��trJ^Wm,i  1  OKO  oetreal  .Established  1811  hoe country. Although his hair had and advisesthft British public '"to button up their pockets tightly when  dubious British Columbia schemes are  a native silver tint, and his age was  past the time limit, he had the appearance of still being a very vigorous man.  Just as soon as he became acquainted with us he said, "So you're  an editor.    Well, in my young days,  pressed upon their notice." The  Critic patronizingly assures us that it  believes this province has a future,  ' 'but at present there are a myriad  holes in the ground    *    *   *   which  I done a great deal of poeming, but j their owners persist in calling mines  never had any prented, as mv writin' j but which engineers say are merely  and spellin' was so bad.    I  writ one ! prospects," and then it sagely  the other day and I  will show it to  The  swarming into  Chinese must be kept from  Canada, or they will  eventually sap its commercial life.  Eating mustard will improye the  memory. We have a notion to send  a few pounds ol it to some of our delinquent subscribers.  We hope the Fenians will make a  raid upon the Slocan. Anything,  almost, is preferable to the present  long run of monotony.  During the time that Spain ruled  the Philippines the poll-tax for men  was $20 and $15  for  women.    No  wonder they had 17 rebellions in 60  years.    Labor must become more united if  it wishes to cope with capital. Working men must stand solid, and all  over America dictate terms to politicians and not allow the reverse to  be the order of the day.  A soldier m Manilla has been cured  ot stuttering by being shot through  the throat by a Mauser bullet. This  remedy, taken frequently, will no  doubt cure many other ailments. Experiments are now being made in  South Africa.  If a man is seen coming out of a  tavern intoxicated in New Zealand  the innkeeper is arrested and fined.  The law is so different in some parts  of B. C. If a man is seen coming out  of some taverns sober the landlord is  liable to be arrested for neglecting  his business.  you."   He commenced tumbling in  his pocket, and we saw no means of  escape.    It is bad enougli to  have a  man pull a gun or a bottle on you,  but when  a poem fiend digs down  for one of his poems the situation becomes a trembling one.     However,  the old man could not find his poem  and our poetical nature was saved  another  shock.     Only   temporarily  did the relief exist.  Later in the day  the old farmer came into the smoking  car where  we  were and pulled the  deadly poem  before  we  could .fly.  He had hunted all day for it amongst  his traps and  had at last found the  instrument of torture-.     He started to  read it, but had to quit;   as he could  not decipher 1 is own   writing by the  dim and flickering light in the c.r.  We looked at it and made out that he  spelled ���, ruby,    "roobe."     We   then  handed it back to him,  and as we  never like to hurt anyone's feelings  or crush the   hopes of a  genius, we  suggested that when  he returned to  his farm he should re-write the poem,  send it to us and we would   print it  and send him a copy   of  the paper  containing it:    Then it  was  that cupidity thrilled the old gent.      "Yes,"  he said, "if you would pay   me 50  cents a piece I could  write you sev-  eralpoems a day."     As   he spoke  these words we rose up in silence and  climbed into the  coal box where we  fully realized that Markham was not  lying when he wrote about "The Man  with the Hoe"  After that experience it seemed  like being in clover to listen to that  well-known poet, D. R. Young, read  his poem on the Boundary excursion,  entitled "A Hot Time." By this our  readers will be able to judge how far  out of date the old man of agriculture  had his poetic effusion.  and then it sagely adds,  "the motto which all British Columbian men should keep continually  before them is, 'Develop, develop,  develop."  The editor of* the Critic is no doubt  very wise, and in all likelihood could  tell a mine from a prospect if he saw  them in the dark; but his advice to  the British people is based entirely  upon a false basis.    All  must admit  that, there is a  vast difference between a mine and  a prospect.     All  prospects will not make mines,  but  all mines were prospects once.     Just  where the distinguishing point comes  in is hard to say.    When a  practical  mining man starts to buy a property  he does not expect to get a mine at  the price of a prospect.     He takes a  prospect and makes a mine out of it.  It is very true that British Columbia must develop its mining properties.     "But-���and this is just where  the Englishman misses his opportunity���while British capital is waiting  for   us   to   develop   our   mines   the  American   speculator steps   in and  picks out the plums," says the Victoria Mining Record.     Commenting  further upon the subject, that journal  tritely says:     "The American  does  noc wait for other people to prove a  mine before he buys it.     He goes to  work himself after obtaining expert  opinion and   thus   assuring   himself  that there is a reasonable chance of  success   attending   his   efforts,   and  presently the success comes,  and he  Bells out on his own terms and at his  own figure to the cautious and conservative Englishman.     It is a very  good system���for the American. *  *  The Americans of the Western States  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    : 1,102,792.72 .  ;������' HI5AI>    OFFICE,    MONTREAL.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona a.id Mount Eoval, 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  '���.���B'fJft-'ani-^x.iVftSTS MPt �����.:  '.z^r^^w^\\i?,^zz&jm^��*vmaysz "*sr<32Cir��ur��aw^^jiOT-^ni��r<  not only  know more, about mining  than does the average  Englishman,  but in their own way they  are more  cautious.    This is not the sort of cautiousness of which  the London Critic  is an exponent���the deadly apathetic  cautiousness which   has so stultified  British enterprise  in  all  directions;  but it is the exercise of ordinary prudential business.methods of examination and investigation, to be followed  by operations conducted  on economical lines.    In the few cases  where  Englishmen   or   British    companies  have, acquired mines or prospects in  this province they   have  almost invariably displayed the most  woeful  ignorance or  have  disregarded the  first   elementary   and   fundamental  principles of business.    *   *   Neither  British Columbia nor  British Columbians are responsible for the numerous disasters which  so far have befallen   British   mining   ventures  in  I his   country.      T;ie   Gra it-Govans,  Morris-Cattons,     Horne-Paynes   and  other members of the London  promoting fraternity are alone blame-  able.    There are, meanwhile,   a few  British   companies operating in the  Kootenays, , [noteably   the    Bosun  Mines of New  Denver���Ed. Ledge,]  which were promoted on honest lines,  and afterwards judiciously managed.  These, at least, will not swell the list  of British failures,   which  now, perhaps,   number eighty  per cent,   as  against, at the outside,   a failure of  twenty per cent,  of American- promoted mining enterprises in Western  Canada,"  one  At this time of the year w; :ire all  more or less on the look out for the best  place to purchase our winter wear.  Some are more fanciful than others and  want the very best qualities. For our  part wc always advocate that the best  is the cheapest in the end���especially  so with Underwear���but be this as it  may, we can suit the  most fastidious.  Ladles'fine Woollen  Underwear, per suit $1.60-  Gents' fine Woollen Underwear,  Ribbed and plain, all sizes. Ql     f? f\    X:Cy     (JjO    RA    <�� R  per suit, ttsr H.OU, 5>^,  <3>.��.OU, ftO  Gloves and Mitts, both Ladies' and  Gents', in any quality and price, from  the wool at 25c, to the Mocha with silk  limn a: at 82.25.  Ladies' and Gents' Cashmere and  Woolen Hose, 35c, 40c, 50c, 60c a pair  Men's heavy weight Black Mackinaw Suits, $7.50���splendid value.  Men's and Boys'Woollen Sweaters,  Red, Black, Hether, Green.  Rubbers and Manitobas, in sizes  for Men, Women and Children.  Lumberman's 2-buckle Blizzard  and Yukon lace���also Hip and Knee  Boots.  F.  W. JORDAN & CO., Nakusp  FROM    THE    CRIMSON    VULDT.  rckw  In the United States the government pays the railroad companies  nine times more for carrying mail  matter than the roads get for carrying freight. There is something rotten in the States, and we can detect  a similar odor in Canada. Government ownership of railroads is a sure  disinfectant.  M. E. A. McMillan writes us from  St. Albert that he has never received  a copy of this paper at that office. We  have sent it regularly and i;he post  office official at that point must be  drunk, incapable of reading, or else  so fascinated with our literary pabulum that he prefers to steal the paper,  and allow Mac to starve for what is  rightfully his'n.  If the mines of this province cannot  be worked under lie present system  of affairs, the government had better  run them and stop this constant howl  abaut foreign capital. The mountains in the first place belong to the  masses and we see no reason why  they should not get the profit instead  of allowing it to go to pot-bellied  idlers in Europe or other countries.  Rockefeller will give a million  dollars a year to a man capable of  managing his business. Rocky has  no doubt grown weary from looking  at so many piles of gold Thus do  the rich suffer, and drag out a miserable existence, owing to a surfeit of  -.realth,    while   thousands   exist   in  misery for a lack of the surfeit. It  is a bJe3sing to be neither too rich nor  too poor.    Quite a number of people in Canada  are desirous of having the churches  thrown open weekdays, in order that  public prayers might be hoisted up in  large doses to the Lord, with a view  to having Him put a crimp in the  Boers, and make them cry, Enough !  The Boers are pursuing the same  prayerful course in regard to the British. Is it possible that there are two  Gods? If there is only one, how can  He settle the matter to suit all concerned. ?  Doomed Paul���' 'Hef ve ennydings  late from Canada, Jouby ? "  Joubert���"Ve hef. De ruff riders,  and all de police force of New Denver  are coming clis yay."   '  Paul���"Dormer und Blitzen! Is  dat so? Ve vill be ruined ! Let us  cash in, Joub, and crawl in mit our  holes."  Joubert���"Not so soon, ve don'd do  it. Dere is some goot new:-. Der  British don'd can got enny of dose  Slocan mule packers to come of er mit  der troops, N eider can dey got dot  Solid Lead Association fallers to  budge. If dey vas to come here our  goose vas dough. Dey nefer give in  for nottings."  Paul���"Veil! Veil! don'd it beat  hell, Jouby, vat a time ve is hafing?  Und vat aboudt Joe de Fox, or de  Martin; I dinks dat vas him?"  Joubert���"He vas allridt. He  some so varm peoples. He lookt upon de goldt ven it vas in sighdt, und  Turner vay from dose fallers vat  shook him ven he vas covered up  mit de soup. He dinks dot he can  Dunsmore for der country clis vay  dan de odder vay. He vould make  a fine man for der circus beezness,  but ve don'd vant him. Ve haf  clroublesofour own, Paul."  Our Special this week' is  ment, where we  The goods are  prices cannot  foot, from the infant's to the giant's.  and the best quality.  Eubber Coats, Ulsters,  our Eubber Goods depart-  to keep one dry and warm.  manufactured in Canada  and our  touched by competitors.       We can fit any  German Sox of all sizes  light and heavy; and  *., for Ladies' and Gents'.  Q O IT  y  and  3VEoOa,iruLrm. &, Co  SLOCAN CITY, B. C.  Doomed Paul���"Der peoples mit de  Slocan dinks dot ve nefer treat because ve are Dutch."  Joubert���"Veil, dot vas so. Ve  nefer treat, aldough ve somedimes  retreat."  Paul ���"Hef der war in Nelson pe-  come done yet?"  Joubert���"Der fight is now on. It  is some hot. It is horse and horse,  and de odder horse vill make one of  dose fallers de mayor. Hef you  enny more dings you vant to know?''  Paul-"No."  Joubert���"Veil let us go and lie  down in der shade, und read mit der  Ledge. I hef found a bundle of dem  in von of Buller's shells and dey must  be hot stuff, und may make us like  der old man yot vas called Solomon."  You will wink and blink your life and  nervous energy away rather than wear  glasses. Will you force your eyes to  overwork: neglect them when thev cry  for help; abuse them year after year,  until at middle life you are compelled to  seek aid, perhaps to find your vision impaired beyond entire repair. A little  glass aid at the proper time will save  you a world of trouble, and preserve  your vision for old age when you begin  to rely more and more on printed book  or newspaper for companionship.  Q. W. Qrimmett, Jewe,se/ND* ��fgic,an'  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.  e  For cigars,tobaccos and confectionery  call atNesbitt's, in the Bosun block.  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.  The  John Buckley, Prop.  Nakusp.  Is a comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougald/  GeneralJoubert��� Haf ve got any Missouri mules in our artillery?  Aide���No, general.  General Joubert���Yell, ve haf no kick  coming.  S0E'|  BK1CK  FOR    SALK.  10 UN   GOETTSCHE,  NEW DENVER.  F. L, CHRISTIE, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  SOLICITOR, Etc,  ,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Erery Friday al Silvarton. SANDON, B.   C  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation lor the traveling: public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  HENRY STBGE, -        .���'...     '.,...       Proprietor. SEVENTH YEAE.  THE LEDGrE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JANUARY 11.  1900.  k fa*  p^acr)ep.  "We live in the best of worlds," said  the Fat Preacher, as he moved away,  from the table where he had just disposed of his quantum of yellow-leg- fowl,  assorted side dishes, desserts and black  coffee. "Certainly," he added (evidently thinking- of the dinner, but still  speaking' of the world), "the best that  we have ever had anything- to do with."  And then, crossing- his hands over his  well-filled paunch j as if his subject  seemed to require amplifying- in the  same measure, "In the very best age of  the be��t of worlds���in the very best  of worlds���in the best country on the  face of the earth' and in the best period  of its history. I have no patience with  the people who are always looking- on  the dark side of things. It is our  Christian duty to be cheerful. There  never was so much prosperity in the  country as there is today. Why, only  last Sunday we raised enough to clear  off our church debt���the last remnant of  it���and it had been hanging over our  heads for the past twelve years. Mr.  Circingle���you know him���splendid old  man���president of the Consolidated  something-or-other���planked down Sl,-  500 on the spot, and that made the subscription jump. Prosperity? Why, of:  course. I gave them a rousing sermon  today on our duty to sustain the war  and advance Christian civilization in  the Philippines, and we took up the  largest collection for foreign missions���  the very largest, one in the history of  the church.  ���'Many working-people in my church?  Well, it's a queer question for you to  ask, but come to think of it, no, You  ' see, the working people do not exactly  belong' iii our social class���1 suppose  they hardly feel at home with us. Oh,  the church is open to them, of course,  and we always have free seats, and we  tell the ushers to show them that they  are welcome, but somehow they seldom  , come. I don't know what is the trouble  ' with the laboring- classes; I am afraid  they are falling- from grace���becoming  irreligious. It's either the poison of  Ing-ersollism that has got into their  . minds or it's the Sunday newspaper or  the bicycle or the parks or the Sunday  excursions. Our ministerial union, is  very much exercised,and has appointed  a committee to investigate the godless  tendencies of the working classes.  "Everybody not prosperous? Oh, yes;  I understand that, of course. You know  Christ said: 'The poor ye always have.'  But i-apprehend that the people who  make a failure in life are themselves  responsible for their failures. There is  so much improvidence, you know: so  much idleness and shiftlessness���and  then the drink habit. 'Poor people  have poor ways,' my old grandfather  used to say  "Yes, 1 have read 'The Man With  the Hoe.' It is not entirely wanting- in  literary merit,but it sounds a false note.  It is intended to stir up discord between  the working classes and their mas���1  mean their employers. There really  should be no ill-feeling between these  classes. Capital really thinks well of  labor and labor ought to feel kindly towards capital. No, Markham is a demagogue, and a very dangerous sort of  a demagogue at that. I don't see how  he has obtained such a hold on public  attention. He certainly does not draw  a true nicture of the American working-man, who is one of the most  sturdy, most contented, most law-  abiding and God-fearing people on  earth. All that talk of Mark ham's  about the 'slanting brow' and the  'drooping jaw' is the very worst kind of  rot.  "Why, I consider the. hoe one of the  best implements.of modern civilization  I have even made its acquaintance myself. 1 work in the garden 20 or 30  minutes every morning, and very fre^  quently use the hoe. I consider it quite  a delightful employment. I might even  lean upon my hoe occasionally, when I  get out of breath, but 'the burden of the  world is not on my back'.nor 'the emp-  j tiness of ages in my face.' Neither  sliould.it be so with any man who uses  the hoe. There is Blox's gardener, for  example, who is one of the fattest and  jolliest men 1 know.  "A symbol? Yes, I know Markham  used the hoe as a figure of speech���suggested by-that grand painting-of Millet's. I saw it once at the Luxembourg.  A great picture, surely, but do you  know it suggested quite a different  train of thought to me? 1 saw only a  look of devotion i~i the peasant's face: it  was a revelation of the sanctifying effect of religion to make one contented  with, his station in life, whatever it may  be.  "Yes, some people have hard lines,  possibly, and it may be true, as you  say, that they have them with or without the hoe. I have heard of the sweat  shops���but they are in New.York or  Chicago, or in some other large city;  away off somewhere. It's very deplorable, but 1 don't see how we can help  the situation in any way by worrying  over it.  "In our own city?   I hardly think so.  i At least I never heard of it. . I should  be greatly pained to learn that any  such cruelty were perpetrated upon the  working people of Los Angeles.  "Now that you mention it, I do remember reading something in the papers about men working in a grading  camp for 75 or 80 cents a day���and men  employed on the watering carts There  was something about 14 or 18 hours a  day and poor food. But I set it down  as one of those newspaper stories. I  believe the contractors subsequently denied the whole thing. You never can  trust the sensational press to get a  story right.  "I suppose those people learn to accommodate themselves to small wages,  and they get along fairly well. They  are not accustomed to the standard of  living that we have and they are fairly  contented without it. Why, only the  other day I read a most interesting article entitled, 'How to Feed a Family of  Five on Fourteen Cents a Day.' 1 was  amazed that it could be done so well  and so cheaply. The article was written by some celebrated person who conducts an aristocratic cooking- school in  the east. She has made a fortune out  of it, they say.  "No, my friend," concluded the Fat  Preacher, as he stretched himself in his  chair, manifesting signs of drowsiness,  "you will find that I am right; the  world is moving along pretty well in  the main, and it is getting better everyday. There is no proht in looking at  the dark sides of things; it's better to be  cheerful."  And the emptiness of ages was in his  face.���Los Angeles Herald.  PWIZE   SPWING    POEM.  Will you come, love, to the gahden  And heah the wobbling wobbins?  How the cock their little tails up  At the coming of the spwing!  And their bwight eves, how they spah  kle  As their little heads they tuhn wound,  And they wobble in the gahden  With a melody a-wing.  Wound youh waist so lithe and supple  I will wind my ahm, my dahling.  And I'll wap your shawl awound you,  For the aih is watheh waw;  And,   ah���bwing youh   wubbeh, dei-  west���  The ahtic ones, you know, love,  Coming high up'on the ankle  Of the foot I do adoah.  Williams has a line of domestic and  imported confectionery that is pleasant  to take and does not cost very much.  Try it. __________  Ghent, in Belgium, is built on 26 islands, which are connected by eighty  bridges.  NOTICE.  LICENSE AUTHORIZING-  AN   _XIRA-  PROVINCIAL        COMPANY       TO  CARRY       ON       BUSINESS.  "Companies' Act, 1S97."  CANADA:  Province of British Columbia.  No. 171.     '..  'PHIS IS TO CERTIFY  that  "The Bo  sun Mines, Limited," is authorised  The excitement over the war does  not make much difference to Williams.  He is still in  the old stand, and calcu-  jects hereinafter set forth  to which the  and licensed to carry on business within  the Province of British Columbia, and to  carrv out or effect all or anv of the ob  lates to stay there and sell goods until  there is not a dollar left in the Slocan.  Hill Bros.  Manufacturers "ot  and  Shingles  Orders   shipped to all parts of the  "  Country.      Mill at head of  ���Slocan Lake. ���  Postoffice address, Rosebery.  Prospectors,  Young men.  assayers.  teach   yon  silver   and  become your own  Three months will  assaying for gold,  copper.      Live and  learn how, cheaper than you now  live   Columbia College,  Board and Instruction in assaying  .. . all for....  ONLY $26,00 PER MONTH  Write to the principal--  REV. W. J. SIPPRELL, B.A.B.D.,  New Westminster.  All classes of learninLr may be had in this the  only college of its kind in the west.  ASL.0 HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  arge  And ,  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and$3wper day. ���''������.  legislative authority of the 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 tfie Company  has been established arf:  (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  and other-hereditaments in British Columbia or elsewhere, and any property,  real or personal, movable or immovable,  for purposes incidental thereto, or to any  other objects of the Company;  (b) To prospect and search for, get,  win, work and raise, either within the  area aforesaid, or elsewhere, copper and \  other ores, metals, minerals or substances, and to carry on the business of  miners, millers, smelters, and workers  of any piocesses in the production, reduction, and making merchantable, of  ores, minerals, metals, metallic products,  suppliers of water, merchants and manufacturers and workers of any minerals,  metals, articles and things used.in or in  connection with mining, milling, smelting, and other processes aforesaid, or  any of them;  (c) To search for mines and minerals,  and to acquire and grant licenses and  other rights and privileges for the purposes of, or in respect of, the search for  or winning and getting of copper or  other ores, metals, or minerals:  (d) To purchase, take on lease, or in  exchange, hire, or otherwise acquire any-  real or personal property, live or dead  stock, 01 any easements, rights, privileges or concessions, or any interest  therein, necessary or convenient for the  Company's business, or for developing  or utilising any of the Company's property, and to explore, work, and develop  the same;  (e) To acquire, erect, construct, or  hire and maintain and work any buildings, plant, engines, machinery, fixture,  mills, loads, railways, tramways, canals,  ereeks, shafts, ditches, or other works  whicli may be necessary or advisable for  the purposes of the Company,, whether  on land of the Company or not;  (f) To undertake and carry into effect  all such financial, commercial, trading,  or other operations or businesses in connection with the objects of the Company,  as the Company may think fit;  (g) To acquire any inventions capable  of being used for any purpose connected  with any of the businesses or operations  of the Company, or the license or right  to use the same, and to acquire or cause  to be applied for and obtained, any letters patent or concessions or privileges  of an analagous character, whether  British or foreign, in respect of any such  inventions, and to grant and issue licenses for the use of any such invention  or inventions, upon such terms and con��  ditions as may be considered expedient;  (h) To amalgamate with any other  company having objects altogether or in  pany, or to acquire and undertake the  whole or any part of the business, properties, and liabilities of any 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 business purchased or otherwise acquired in  shares (to be treated as either wholly or  partly paid up), or debentures or debenture stock of the Company, ��r in  money, or partly in shares or debentures  or debenture stock, and partly in money;  and, with the like sanction, to accept in  payment for any part or for the whole of  the property of the Company sold or  otherwise disposed of, shares, bonds, or  debentures of any other company or  companies;  (j) To improve, manage, develop, let  or sell, or otherwise dispose of, charge  or deal with, in an)' 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  J 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,  or debenture stock, among the members  of this Company in kind ;  (1) To borrow or raise money for the  purposes of the Company, and to exe:  cute and issue bonds or debentures, or  debenture stock, to bearer or otherwise,  mortgages and other instruments for securing the repayment thereof, or forany  other purpose, with or without charge  upon all or any of the property of the  Company or its uncalled capital,"and upon such terms as to priority or otherwise,  as the Company shall think fit;  (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 this Company, or shall be  in any manner calculated to enhance,  either directly orindirectly, theinterests  of the Company, and to acquire and hold  shares, stock or securities of, or guarantee the payment of any securities issued  by, or any other obligations of any such  company;  (n) To lend, invest, and deal with tho  moneys of the Company not immediately required upon such securities, or without security, and in such manner as  from time to time  may be determined;  (o) To make, accept, indorse and ex-  ecute promissory notes, bills of exchange,  and other negotiable instruments;  (p) To apply for, obtain, accept,  adopt, and carry into effect, any Acts.of  Parliament, provisional orders, concessions, contracts, grants, decrees, powers  or privileges which majr be deemed  necessary or desirable for facilitating the  objects, or any of the objects, of the  Company;  (q) To procure the Company to be  legistered, or incorporated, or otherwise  domiciled, represented, or recognized in  British Columbia, or in any other place  where it may be necessary or expedient  so to do;  (r) To hold in the names of others  any property which the Company is  authorized to acquire, and to carry on or  do any of the businesses and acts and  things aforesaid, either as principal or  agent, and either by the agency of or ae  agents or trustees for others;  (s) To pay all expenses of an incident  to the formation of the Company, and to  remunerate and make donations (by  cash or other assets or by the allotment  of fully or partly paid shares, or in any  other manner) to any person or persons  for services rendered, or to be.rendered,  in introducing any property or business  to the Company, or in placing, or assisting to place, any shares, debentures, or  other securities of the Company, or for  any other reason which the Company  may think proper;  (t) To execute and do generally all  such other things as the Company may  at any time consider conducive to the  carrying out or attainment of the above  objects, or any of them.  Given under my hand and seal of  office at Victoria, Province of British  Columbia, this 22d day of December, one  thousand eight hundred and ninety-  nine.  [l.s.] S. Y. WOOTTON,  Registrar of Joint Stock Companies  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Summit Mineral Claim  Lot-iST-i!:  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.    Where Ix-ated:   About  half mile southeast of Sandon.  adjoining the  Richmond  and   Hidden   Treasure  mineral  claims.  TUKE NOTICE That I, Robert E. Palmer, as  1   afrent for Eleanor Truax ffNeil. 5". M. C. No.  d'.Qli: Geonre Gooderham. F. M. C. No. Bi27!M.  and the WarEaLle Con. Mininp & Development  Co. Ltd, F. M. C. No. Bl<tt:>l. intend, sixty davs  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining- Re  eorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the  purpose- of obtaining- a Crown Grant ol the above  claim.  And   further take notice   that action,  under  ���section 37, must he. commenced before  the isstr  ance of'such certificate of Improvements.  ���  Dated this ldih dav of November. 1K)!I. ���  11-n; .   " E. E.I'ALMER  '^M0MM^^  ANDSOO LINE.  Between  Victor Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay  District.     Where   locatftd:   On  the South Fork of Carpenter creek, about a  mile irom Sandon.  opposite mouth ol Noble  Five Gulch, a relocation of tlieSr. Paul No.-'.  'PAKE  NOTICE That I. James Marshall, free  1   miner's certificate Nc. lf��i(rtA, intend, sixty  davs  from    the date . hereof   to   apply   10  the  Mining    Recorder    for   a   certificate" of     improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  fiTiint of the above claim:  And further take notice thaf action under section ;-;7 must he commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 7th day of December, ism  l-'-H JAMES MARSHALL.  C Al .PACIFIC  The direct route from  Kootenay Country  to all points East and West.  First-Class Sleepers on all trains from  Revelsjjoke and Kootenay Ldg.  Tourist Cars pass Medicine Hat daily  for St, Paul; Sundays and Wednesdays for Toronto; Fridays  for Montreal and Boston."  Same cars pass Revelstoke one day  earlier.  rroinestoni   Mineral    Claim.  Situate in the Arrow Lake Mininjr Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located:  On Mineral Creek, 8?. miles from Cariboo  Creek.  nnAKE NOTICE. That I, N. P. Townsend. act-  ���*��� inj? iisafrcnt for John II. McDowell. F. M. C.  B.1K1K; 1'at Cnmingham. F.M.O. ;)-18ii7A... James  Brady, F. M. C. !)Hlo7 Nelson Demers, F.M.C.  107!i7 A. and Frank- H. Bourne. P. M. C.  KiSl'j'ia. intend, sixty davs from the date hereof,  reapply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate  of Improvements, for the purnose of obtaining-  a Crown Grant of the above claim.  _ And further take notice that action, under section !J7, must be commenced before the issuance  of such Certificate, of Improvements.  Dated this 20th day of August. A. D. lSfiii.  3(H1 N. F. TOWNSEND.  Consolidated   Verginia,  lilk and Speculator Mineral Claims.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kooienay District.     Where located: On the  (south Fork of Carpenter Creek. '���  TAKE NOTICE that I.  Arthur  S. Farwell as  L    agent for Harold Selous, F. M   C. No. ffSUi.  intend 60 days from the da to hereof to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant  of the above claim.  And further take notice that, action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this !)th dav of September, 18i)i).  2-H-90 A. S. FARWELL.  l.'OXXEC'TIONS  Revelstoke and main line.points.  H::ii)k Dly: lv ���DenverC. Siding���ar: Dailv 15:30K  H:lSkex. Sun: lv N.Denver Ldg: ar ex. Sun. 15:40k  , KOSSI.ANI), XKl.SOX  OiOw'S  .NEST   I1HAXCH   AUD  IlOUXDAltV COUXTltV.  !).50k ex.   Sun: lv N.Denver Ldg: arex.Sun 13.30k  TO" AX [I KJtO.M SA.VDOX  lf).;i.ik dly lv...... Den ver C. Sdg...... ar dly 8.55k  !���< 30k ex Sun lv. .N Denver Ldg.ar ex Sun 9.50k  Ascertain rates and  full  information   by addressing nearest local agent or���  .      G. B. GARRETT, Agent New Denver.  W. F. Anderson. Tr.-iv.  Pass. Agt.. Nelson.  E. J.Coyle, A. G. P. Agt., Vancouver.  u  SYSTEM.  Adirondack Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of AVest  Kootenay District. Where located: South of  St. John, Idaho Basin.  'PAKE NOTICE, That I Herbert T. Twigg,  1 agent for William Hunter. F. M. C. No.  32081 A; Harry Lowe. P. M. C. No. 13997:'Walter  Murray, P. M. C. 13988, and Robert Slnan. P. M.  C. No. 13989, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  oi such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this z3d day of November. 169!).  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  Legal Tender No. 3 Mineral  Claim.  Situated in the Slocan City Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located:  About four miles south of Slocan City on the  Government trail.  'PAKE NOTICE That I. Dan Han Ion, acting as  .1 tin agent for John McLaughlin, free miner's  certificate No. B. Hi'03. intend, sixty days from  the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 3d day of November, A. D. lRflii.  DAN HANLON.  Fairy,  Chetopa    and    Opiitunkii Mineral  Claims.  NELSON & FORT SHEPPARD CO.  RED MOUNTAIN RY CO.  The all rail and direct route  between   the  Kootenay  ..District and..  All British Columbia Fonts  Pacific Coast Points  Paget Sound Points  Eastern Canada and die  United States.  Connects at Spokane with  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  , NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY  O. R. R. & NAVIGATION CO.  Leaves Nelson 9:10 a.m.  Maps furnished, Tickets sold and information  given by local and connecting line Ticket agents  H. A. JACKSON, G. I'. & T. A.  Suokane. Wash  & NAVIGATION CO.  Operating: Kaslo & Slocan Rnilwav,  International  Navigation &  Trading-  Company,  Situate in the Slocan  Mining Division of West  Ko.iteuay district.   Vv he c located:   Adjoining the Democrat, Twin Lakes Basin.  rpAKE  NOTICE, Tls.it I. Herbert T   Twigg,  J-    agent for John G. Steel, free miner's certificate No. 7.>-l, intend, (��) davs from the date hereof  to apply to the Mining Recorder for Certificates  of Improvements  for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown Grant of ea -h of ihe above claims.  _ And !': rtlier take notice I hat action, under section 37.must lie  commenced  before the issuance  ol such Cerlirlciites.o: Improvement.  Dated this -J'M dav of November, is��n  '.     HERBERT T. TWKiG.  l";tt.V]��f   Mineral  Claim.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors, j part similar to the  objects of this Com-  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Monitor Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division   of Wc-'t  Kootenay  Distiict.    Where located:   South  ,   of Three Forks townsite.  rpAKE NOTICE that I. Herbert T. Twigg, as  I agent for George A. Petlv. F. M. Cert. No.  13930. Eleanor J. Kendall, F. M. Cert. No. 13875,  and Alfred R. Fingland. F. M. Cert, No. 13874.  intend. sixty days from the date hereof  to apply to the Mining Uecorder for a certificate  of improvements, fur the purpose of obtain  ing Crown a grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 ii,list lie commenced before the. issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 11th dav of January. l!io >.  '   HERBERT T. TWIGG.  f West  Cast of  Ay lard.  Situate in tho SI .can Mi. ing Division  Kootenay District. Where located:  Mountain Chief Carpenter Cieek.  riHAKE NOTICE That I. 'George H  JL agent for John A. Finch. Free Miners'Cer  tiheate No. 21701 A. intend, sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  a Certificate of Improvements, for the. purnose of  obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further ta '^e notice that action under sec.37  must be commenced before the issuance of such  Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this3U-li dnv of November, lS-ffl.  30-11 " G. H. AYLARD.  KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY.  Schedule of Time.     Pacific Standard  ���Time���  Passenger" train for Sandon and  way stations leaves Kaslo at 8:00 a-  in. daily, returning, leaves Sandon  at 1:15 ]\ m., arriving at aslo at  3:55 p. in.  Helicr    Fraction    Mineral    Clai  S;uidi)Wii   Pi'iiclinu .Mineral   Claim.  THE GATEWAY CITY AND DISTRIBUTING  POINT FOR TI-KC BjlUNDARY COUNTRY.  Grand opportunity for investments in Real  Estate, Fruit and Vegetable Farms, etc.  ���i.-ion of  i located:  , opposite  acting- as  For information address���  J. A. SMITH.  New Denver, B.C.  A. JACOBSON & CO,, Props  Best meals in: the city���Comfortable *ooras���Bar. replete with the best of  Liquors and Cigars���Best service throughout.  Situated in the Slocan City .Minini.' Di  West Kootenay 1H>1 rict. Where  On the north side of Lemon Creek,  the mouth of Summit creek.  TAIyK NOTICK fh.-it L Dan Jlaulon  1 an atrent for .1. D. Wallace F M. C. No.  2i';-.!i;iA: W. B. Willcox, I<\ M.C. No. IL'lXi'JS: II.  .)'. Robert son, F. M.C. No. IMLVl: William Coalman. F. M. C. No. L'.-iifiitA: .John Koland Stilt. F.  M.C. No. USiKiS. and Herbert Himiini.'. F M.C.  No. Riii'iit. intend, sixty days from tin; date  hereof, to apply lo the Minini.' Recorder  for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  cla ini  And further take notice that  action under section 37 must lie commenced  before  the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this Ifilh day of' December, lwii,  DAN HANLON.  United Kiiipiru Mineral Claii  Situate in the  Slocan City   Minim:   Division of  West   Kootenav   District.     Where   located:  On the north side of Ten  Mile  Creek about  seven miles from Slocan lake  'PAKE NOTICE That I,  R.  W.  Gordon   F. M.  1    C.  No.  3'MH2A.  nctinir    for mvself and  as  afrent for H. W. Kent, F.M.C. No. .Mi-'.Sj. Thomas  Dunn.F. M. C. No. aoiBii. .J. M.   Ward.  F.M.C,  No 19137a,  and  Geo.  Williamson.  F. M. C. No.  l-lflaim  intend, sixty days from the date hereof  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice  that action under  Section 37 must be commence/1 before the issu-  ance'of such certificate of improvements.  ��� Dated this 29th dav of October, 1899.  12-28 " R. W. GORDON.  Situate in the Slocan Mining- Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: South  of and jjinini.- the "Rabbit Paw" Mineral  Claim, near Sandon.  1T-VKE NOTICE. That 1. A.S. Farwell, acting  ���*- asauent for the star Miniuir and Milling  Co.. Lid Liab'ty. Free Miners Certificate No.  1.1-iJH li. intend, sixtv days from the date hereof,  to apply to the Mhiiiijr Recorder for a Certificate  of Improvements, fir the purpose of obtainimr a  Crown (Irani of tin- above claim  And further t.-,.,e notice that action, under section ;:)7, must i-i ,��� nnnenced before the issuance  of such CertHir.-,:,- of lunriivcmculs.  Dated ihN -I'd d ������< v ' f No vein her. ]s  ���"'11-99 ' A. S.  FAR WE 1.1..  S( .   Clair  31in< ral  Claim.  T-  Situate :,, rbe Sio.-n n M in in�� I d vi>i<jn of West  Kooienay    lii-tiiet. Where      located:  Mowieh Slide. Carpenter creek.  A I-: K NnTK K Thi:t 1. Herbert T. Twi-L',  a yen; for-.'a-. II. Mor-tn. Free. -Miner's Certi-  licaie N,,. i:.;i |. nud Cbarle- W. Greenlee,  F. M. C. No.13972. intend, sixty davs from the!  date Iki'eol. lo ai-.plv !������ the Miiiintr Kecorder for  a certjfie.de nt iiupr-.veiin-nts. for the purnose oi  obtaining :>. cr.e.vn iiT.inl of the above claim.  And fun her 'alee notb-e that a el ion under Sec.  iimuenced before the issuance of such  improvements.  ���i\ t dav of December. 1S99.  HERBERT T. TWKiG.  37 niu-l 1,,  certilicr.te o  Dated this  J. K. CLARK,  M i N ES  and MINING  Reports, Examinations and Management.  NEW DENVER,   -   B. C.  INTERNATIONAL    NAVIGATION  ��& TRADING CO.,   operating on ���  Kootenay Lake and River.  S.  S.  INTERNATIONAL.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson at 6:00 a.  in., daily except Sunday1. Returning-  leaves Nelson at 4:30 p. m., calling-  at Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth and  all way points.  Connections with S. F. & N. train  to and from Spokane at Five Mile  Point; also with str. Alberta to and  from Bonner's Ferry, Idaho.  S.  S. ALBERTA.  Leaves Nelson for Bonner's Ferry  Tuesdav and Saturdays at 7 a. m.,  meeting- steamer International from  Kaslo at Pilot Ba\. Returning-,  leaves Bonner's Ferry at S a. m,  Wednesdays and Sundays.  LARDO-DUNCAN  DIVISION.  Steamer International leaves Kaslo  for Lardo and Argenta at 8:45 p. m.  Wednesdays and Fridays. Steamer  Alberta leaves Kaslo for Lardo and  Argenta at 8 p.m. Sundays.  Steamers call at principal landings  in both directions, and at other points  when signalled.  Tickets sol' to all points i i Ca ,-ida  and the United Statas. To ascertain  rates and full information,   address���  Rodert Irving, Manager.  S. Campbell, Kaslo, B. C.  Freight and Ticket Agt.,   Sandon.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS^  I'o anil from European   points via Canadian  and American lines.     Apply    fur sailing dates  rates, tickets and   full   information   io ,-invC.  Ry airent or���  (L H. UARIiETT.  ('. I". R. A vent. New Denver.  W. 1>. F. (/iiiiirni!ii,'s. .'���;. S. S. Alt., Wiuuipe  DISSOLUTION    NOTIC.K.  m>XICE is hereby iz  A    signed,  formerly  iven that We. file ui.der-  farrviiiLr on business as  Wholesale'and Retail Ruiclicr.- in the Town of  Slocan City. Province of British Columbia.under  the firm mime of A. York & Cc. have thisdav by  mutual consent,. disMilved the said parfnership  The said business will be continued bv the un-  dersiL-ucd Archibald York, who will pay all liabilities of said firm, and to whom all accounts  due the said firm are payable.  Dated at.Slocan City. H.C.. ihi.- 1st dav of January. 1900.  A.YORK,  J. W.CLARKE.  Witness:  H.J. ROBERTSON.  !u..tKIM ft? *^'���f���.���J,, THE LEDG-E, NEW DENVER, B.C., JANUARY 11, 1900.  Seventh Vjia p.  MINING   RB0ORDS  The following in a complete list of the  mining transactions recorded during the  week in the several mining divisions oi  th�� Slocan. Those of New Denve- were  as follows:���  ASSESSMENTS.  Dec 30���Lorna Doone fr, Penobscot,  Dominion No 2, Bostock No 2. Jan 3���  Diamond Cross.   8���Coin.fr,  TRANSFERS.  Dec 28���A E ��, F L Bvron to E Dower, Dec 21.  29���Francis, all, J M Donnelly to C  H Stratton, Nov 16, $150.  Jan 3���Snowirop and Silver Kev fr  |,TM Clement to D A Van Dorn,"Oct  12.  Clara Moor %, Mary McClement to  same, June 10,  Twilight and Storm h, C McNicholl to  same, Sept 18.      .       "  Clara Moor, Twilight, and Storm %,  Snowdrift and Silver lvev fr, D A Van  Dorn to A S Reed, Dec 28.  4���Return, all, P M Hayes, C Hammond, M C Monag-han to Pavne Mining  Co, Dec 30.  Continual Ji, J C Butler to F Lieb-  scher, Dec 19.  Repeater &, F L Byron to G A Jackson, Dec 12.  Alert )4, 1) A Van Dorn to B Knee-  bone, Oct 4.  5���Rockland and Rustler, G T Dev-  ereanx makes oath that Geo LaDuke  dfd not hold a license between June 5,  1897, and June 30, 1898, Oct 23.  Rockland, A M Johnson makes oath  that Geo LaDuke had a license issued  to him at Trout Lake City on June 4,  1897, on Dec 7.  AJHSWORTH   DIVISION.  ed for over half a century and zinc since  1872���are of comparatively shallow  depth, the deepest mine in the district  being; less than 300 feet below the surface. The drill borings have shown  large bodies of high grade ore at the  depths of 500, 800 and 1100 feet, and in  all likelihood the zinc and lead will  eventually be found to as great depth  as the broken limestone formation,  which is known to exceed 2,000 feet.and  j may be several times that depth, The  deposits at from 500 to 600 feet, are of  g-reater extent than those nearer the  surface, and give assurance of the per"  manence of the district. In extent of  the mineralized area and in the quantity and quality of the ore, the Missouri-  Kansas zinc belt is undoubtedly the  richest in the world, while in lead there  are few, if any, districts of greater extent and richness. The district is not  an ephemeral one, for it has produced  lead and zinc which sold for more than  | ��80,000,000, and only the surface has  been scratched.  KINK    HUNDRED    BULLIONS   NET.  LOCATIONS.  Dec 18���Queen of British Columbia,  s f Kaslo, JE Mansfield.  23���Dublin, same, J Deerdipiece.  Cork, same, Chas Doras.  ASSESSMENTS,  Dec 20���Labour Day fr. 29���Morning Star. 30���Kootenav, Indian Chief,  Black Hill, Iron Bluff.  CERTIFICATES OF IMPROVEMENT.  Dec 22���Labour Day Fraction, to G  Alexander.  POWER  OF  ATTORNEY.  Dec 20���C Plowman to E Mansfield.  W E Boie to W WBeaton re the Slocan  Maiden.  TRANSFEBS.  Dec 18���Number Five, all, D M Lin-  nard to Woodbury Mines, Ltd.  Sunset and Mayflower, I N Peyton to  same.  Monte Cristo J{,E J Bowman, E B  Hyde, W Thorman to J A Finch.  19���Labour Day fr, all, G Alexander  to Jackson Mines.  20���Kuvera, Slocan Maiden, Pactolus  and Trixey, all, FBeer and C Plowman  to WW Beaton.  Champion and Lost Boy, E Mansfield  to Pactolus Gold Mines, assignment of  bond.  26���Sultana fr, all, S N Long to W S  Drewry.  Republic fr, all, J Lovoie to same.  Handy Andy J^, J M Harris to J Van  Wyck.  29���Number Three, International,  Number Four, Number Two,Fractional  fr, N S fr, Evening Star, and Northern  Light, ^ in each, D M Linnard to Win  Chaplin, $2,500.  Partnership agreement between Jno  Turner, Ellen Turner, R M Kenyon, O  A Freeman and E L Smith in respect of  the Copper Star, Rodney, Mollie, Delhi  and Delamar mineral claims, each of  the parties to hold a 1-5 interest in each  claim.  The Engineering and Mining Journal  in its statistical number, published Saturday the preliminary statement of the  mineral production in the United  States in 1899, showing that the total  production is valued at the place of  production at $413,738,414, as compared  with $314,255,630 in 1898  Of non-metallic substances the total  value of the output was $601,872,631, as  compared   with   $483,091,970   in   1898  Deducting certain unavoidable dupli  cations, such as coal used in coke or  iron, ore in pig- iron and so on, the net  value of the mineral production reached  a total of $891,524,082, showing an increase of $151,077,332 over 1898.  The gold production was valued at  $72,483,085 and the silver was 61,619,689  ounces. The most important item was  coal, the total of which in 1899 was no  less than 244,581,875 tons, the largest  quantity ever mined in a year and putting the United States for the first time  ahead of Great Britain as a coal producer.  The pig- iron was 18,640,453 tons, or  1,878,619 tons more than in 1898.  Copper production amounted to 592,-  652,637 pounds, a gain of 11 per cent,  over the previous year.  Other important items were 213,003  tons of lead, 134,796 tons of zinc, 54,048,-  100 barrels of petroleum, 15,194,511 barrels of cement, .19,215,794 barrels of salt  88,613 flasks of- quicksilver, besides a  very great variety of mineral products  of importance.  Rosslaml Ore Shipments,  Appended is a detailed statement of  the output of the Rossland camp for the  week ending January 6:���Le Roi, 1,-  606 tons; War Eagle, 1,449 tons; Centre  Star, 1,008; Iron Mask, 252; Monte  Christo, 135; I X L, 25; total, 4,475 tons.  SITUATION    "WANTED.  *  s  uce  Wholesale  BUTTER  EGGS  CHEESE  GREEN FRUITS  CURED MEATS  VEGETABLES  Shippers of the  Early Breakfast  Brand of Bacon.  Full stocks carried at  Nelson and Rossland.  Mail orders solicited.  New Denver  Transportation  & Light Co.  PALMA ANGRIGNON, PROPRIETOR.  General Draying: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.  Saddle Horses and Pack Animals.  Feed Stables at New Denver.  A thoroughly competent assayer  seeks a position. Has a Government  Certificate. Address, W. G. Watson,  Vancouver, B. C.  California  WineCo.,  NELSON, B.C.  JOHN WILLIAMS  Dealer in  IMPORTED  AND DOMESTIC CIGARS  AN0TOBACCOES,  PIPES, &C.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confectionery and Fruit.  If you want good, clean  Groceries��� Staple and  Fancy ��� you can't do  better than to buy them  ATHOBEN'S  Wholesale  Dealers i  Choice Wines  Fragrant  gars.  <%/�����%,'  Fall and  Winter  Suitings  #/%/^ <^w&&%t<i  Boys,  my  Over=  coatings  will just  suit you.  Prices low  o my  Patrons  in the Slocan  I have opened my Tailoring establishment in1  i Nelson and am prepared'  1 to fill all orders with neat-,  ' ness and dispatch. Most i  , stylish Suitings and work- <  1 manship guaranteed.  When in Nelson call and >  1 inspect stock, or write me(  1 and I will call on you with  (samples of goods in my  ,trip; through the Slocan  which I contemplate mak-  1 ing in a short time.  Hoping to   be favored i  1 with your orders, I am���  Yours truly,  EJ. Robiel  'The Tailor.    Nel30I1>B ��  "WQ/*/V%r*  and  Ci;  Write for Prices.  Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenay  Brewers of Fine Lager Beer and Porter���the best in the land.    Correspond-  solicited.   Address���  R.REISTERER& CO., Nelson, B.C.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  Heated with  Hot Air and  Lighted by Electricity  Large, comfortable bedrooms 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.  Mail orders.  New Denver, B. C.  H.D.CURTIS,  Notary Public.  Mines;  Real Estate;   Insurance;  accountant.  Abstracts of Title Furnished,  SLOCAN CITY, B. C.  BATHS IN CONNECTION.  Newmarket Block.        New Denver  JOPLTN    CAMP!  The Richest Zinc District Known in the  World.  Joplin is a cash town.    The big- corporations which   have come   into  the  camp during the past eighteen months,  operate on much the same lines as the  mining companies of other fields, hut  there   are    still  numerous  properties  worked on the plan which grew up from  the necessities of the situation when the  mines were first opened.   The   early  were without capital.   Fortunately the  mines of lead could be opened at grass  roots,  with zinc at  fifty feet, or even  less, below the surface of the ground.  Hand   labor,   supplemented   in   many  cases by horse power, sufficed to mine  the jack,  raise it to the surface and  dress it roughly for the smelter.   The  smelters bought the ore for cash, weekly.    Checks for purchases were drawn  to the order of the owner of the land,  who deducted  his royalty and  passed  the balance on to the  lessee,  who  in  turn deducted his royalty and gave the  remainder to the operators. ]  Most of the properties are operated in i  a crude way; but there are some well  built and   well   equipped   mines   and  mills, and these are increasing in number.    The tendency is very plainly toward larger and better equipments for  both   mines and mills.    rphe ore may!  come to  the surface  practically  pure,  but, as a rule, it requires dressing, especially in the case of the disseininat d [  ores, where 5 to 30 per  cent, of the ore |  will be found in  the mixture of broken j  rock brought to the surface. j  Owing   to   the crudity  of  the  early j  methods   of   ore   dressing,   the   older |  waste dumps contain  thousands of tons ;  of good  ore, and  a  number of  tailing!  plants   have been  built   to  work over;  these dumps, while  still   others are be-  inir built or   planned     One   variety of  tailing   mill   is   known   as a   "sludge  plant," as it  take- the very finest ores  heretofore lost.    There  are  millions of  dollars worth of lend and zinc ore,more  especially the latter.in the waste dumps  of the district, lm^t nf which will eventually be recovered  All of the, mines so far opened in   the  district���and lead ore. has been produc-  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.   THOS. LAKE, Prop.  Dick Orando,  for further information.  The 8=hour  Law  E. M. BRINDLF.  Watchmaker  and Jeweler  New Denver.  Orders by mail receive prompt attention.  Mcpherson & croft,  Hauling and Packing to Mines,  arid general local business.  WOOD    AND     COAL    FOR     SALE  VV. S. Drewry  Kaslo, B.C  H. T. TWIGG  New Denver, B.C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  /ETRashdall & Fauquier, Agents.  NELSON.  Carrv a complete stock of  3F" XJ !K, 1ST I T XT JR, El  and solicit orders from any part of the province.     Write for prices.  FRED J. SQUIRE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings a Ways on hand.  W.F.Teetzel  & Co.,  Dealers in  Assayers'Supplies  Cor. linker and Josephine Sts.  Xelson, It. C.  New Denver, B.  C.  J. E. Angrignon  The Leading  Hairdresser  Bosun Block, New Denver, B.C.  Established in Nelson 1890.  in variety  GerrcGt-^^y  Perfect  in finish  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.  PHOTOGRAPHERS  LOOK!  Cabinet Solio, S1.-I0, go prepaid  Film Cartridges, 3Jx3A. .7oc.  Other Supplies, same'rates.  O. STRATHEARN,  Kaslo, B. C  Watch   repairing a specialty.  As we only employ first-class  I jewelers,   all  work   guaranteed.  Mail orders receive our prompt  ' attention.  We are now ready with  our complete stock, which  has no equal in the Province:  Diamonds of all sizes  Watches in gold & silver  Clocks and Lamps  Austrian Art Goods  Ebony Goods of all kinds  Sterling Silver Novelties  Cut Glass  Hollow Ware [Plate  Meriden Britannia Silver  Karn Pianos  Sewing Machines   Raymond, White,  Wheeler & Wilson,  Domestic,  All  the   leading  machines of America.  All goods guaranteed for  Al quality at���  TpnnV*  Tlnrmn'/  J(  The Jeweler.   Nelson, B C  J\SflP FIRST COftE TOTfllsYta BU*j  nTftDUU.J%lB��l$5 FOG, 0 Sjfdtf  [{ould'pipwTopaz Aim we  \E/l ble/\ OF F^!E|��5 A/to LDYEilSTfQiJtil  DR. MILLOY,  PHOTOGRAPHERS  VANCOUVER and NELSON,  B.C.  ROSSLAND.  Travelers  Will iind the  Arlington Hotel  a pleasant place to stop ;U when in  Slocan City.  GETHING & HENDERSON. Proprietors.  E B. Dunlop  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  Children's Hair Cutting a Specially.  SLOCAN   CITY, - - B. C.  OUR CORSET DEPARTMENT  IS  UP-TO-DATE  IN  ALL  STYLES   AND  PRICES.  Fred. Irvine & Co.,  NELSON, B. C  MILLINERY���ALL THE  LATEST STYLES AT  LOWEST PRICES.  City Employment Office  12 OlCVCflS M., Spokane, Wash.  Telephone, Front 211.  Send us your orders for help.  ^ L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc  Sandon, B. C.  Branch office at New Denver every  Saturday.  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  BUTTERICK PATERNS,  THE ONLY RELIABLE.  Fred. Irvine & Co*  NELSON, B, C.  9  ��  MEN'S   FURNISHINGS  A SPECIALTY.  ��


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