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 ^���Ww,  sssjsbs  Volume VII.   No  .13.  NEW DENVER, B. C, DECEMBER 28, 1899.  Price, $2 00 Year  SL0GAN6AMPNEWSI  IS^8fa^sa^ssas.!SBSiBafeSJS8ss?a^  LOCAL    CHIT-CHAT.  Burglars are attempting- to do business in Silverton.  The winter eclipse of the sun is now  visible at Sandon.  Ilttg-h Brady returned from Atlin and  Klondike last week.  Dr. C. A. Elliott is now resident physician at the Halcyon Springs.  Isaac Crawford, of Sandon, is traveling- for J. Cholditch & Co., Nelson.  Born, in New Denver, on Christmas  day, the wife of S. Rose, of a daughter.  Born, in New Denver, on the 27th  inst., the wife of Frank II. Bourne, of a  son.  The citizens are to meet at the courthouse next Tuesday for the election nf  fire wardens.  Christinas r.ight an impromptu dance  was given in the Bosun hall and proved  most enjoyable.  Mrs. J. K. Clark  left   last   week   to;  spend the holiday season in  Spokane  and other cities. ..<   '  Wm. Richards, of Sandon, was married to Miss Jennie Hoffman at Nelson,  last Wednesday.  Rev. Mr. Duncan will conduct divine  service at the Presbyterian church next  Sunday morning.  "��� George Garrett and wife left oh Saturday, via Nelson, to spend a month's  vacation in Eastern Canada.  Several couples from town attended  the K. of P. ball at Sandon on OhnVinas  night and put in an elegant time.  .lames Currie, postmaster at. Trout  Lake "City," spent Christmas with his old  friends here. New Denver is the only  town to Jim.  The irrepressible New Denver Brass  Band turned out on Christmas and .serenaded the citizens, much to the general enjovment.  Sir Charles Topper, leader of the  Conservative party in Canada, will address the members of the faith at Nelson on the 29th.  New Denver was crowded with miners on Monday, all looking for the luxuries of life so common to the Lucerne  of North America.  Set vices in the Methodist church next  Sunday, morning and evening. Rev. A.  E. Roberts, pastor. Watchnig-ht service commences at 11.15 p.m.  " This (Thursday) the Quadrille Club  will hold a social assembly in the Bosun  Hall, to which the public are cordially  invited. Refreshments will be served  by the ladies. .       ,  A meeting- of the.Liberal-Conservatives of this town and vicinity is announced to take place in Clover's hall,  next Wednesday nig-ht, for the endor-  ���sation of the name of Charles Wilson,  Vancouver, as party leader in this province. The summons came from Nelson.  Friday, when the union reply to the  compromise proposition will lie submitted.  The contract of taking-'supplies to the  Smuggler, via Ten Mile, has been finished and the animals taken off the  route.  ���The new buukhouse at the Enterprise is three stories hig-h and will be  fitted with a bathroom and other bless"  iug's to hard rock miners.  The California is looking- line, tyith  substantial ore bodies showing- in several places. The long crosscut is in 100  feet, with 155.feet still to drive.  Col. S. W. Ray, acting for a B. C.  syndicate, has purchased the Ibex mine  at Sumpter, Ore , for ��800,000 A year  ago Arthur Hill bought it for ��05,000.    '  Fourteen inches of ore has been tapped in the crosscut tunnel on the Smuggler group, head of Ten Mile, under  bond to the Warner Miller people. The  Ten Mile wagon road is. to be extended  !o the property in the spring, from  Ay I win.  been worth more than   their actual   face  value.  Tin' demand for 1-eent. pieces is so  great that the .Philadelphia mint is compelled to turn nut. nearly 4,000,000 per  month to keep up the supply.  About nine   vears  ago:-i   silver  In-  kel  THKVLf, TUItX THK STOVE   YKOUXO  We understand the lnca 1 C.P. R agent  is being- blamed for the condition of affairs existing- in connection with the  Denver Siding.-..station. This...is. most  unjust, but it ..is. not the first instance  when a subordinate, has been'4held, responsible for the faults and deficiencies  of those higher in authority. If all the  men of position in the 0. !'. li. were, as  well adapted to their offices as George  B. Garrett is to his,and as conscientious  in the fulfillment of their duty, that corporation would never hear a woid of  complaint." But Mr. Garrett cannot  employ subagents and buy stoves for  the company, and cannot be in a dozen  jiiaces and hold down' two positions at j  uie and the same time. The fault lies  with those higher in authority. Mr.  Garrett is one of the best agents that  the C. P. 1.1. has ever placed in New  Denver, aud is a general favorite with  the public. In the meantime the stove  at the Siding is to-be turned around.  was found in Texas, which dates back to  !4"_' B.C. Its intrinsic value is 20 cents;  while its value to collectors (caches the  Hum of $5,000.  Of United States silvercoins, the most  valuable is the dollar of 1804. Its value  to collectors is $1,000. Xo other dollars  are worth more than about $25. Fourteen of these ISO! dollars are known to  exist.  ( hie of the most sought after coins is  ���Mie Highly copper. They were struck in  !7o7 by Thomas Highly, who was a physician and a blacksmith at Granby,  Conn. He got the copper from a mine  near by and shaped, the coins at his own  forge.   '   ,  ���The entire collection of coins and medals in the British Museum consists of  '250.000 specimens, and-is one of tlie finest collections in the world. At the  Philadelphia-mint is a good collection of  American coins,but the government only  allows $300 a year to buy .coins with.  The British government spends $5,000 a  year for coins.  More rare are the New York doubloons,  coined in 17,-57, of which' only five are  known io exist. On' one side, of this  rare and curious: coin is si picture of the  sun risine. over a mountain, surrounded  in- tlie.lej.''ond, "Nov:; Kborac'a Columbia  Excelsior.'' Below is ��� the name of the  ijesigner, ''Brasher." ������ The other side has  ���i-'-jiual for-, of the national motto,  "u;ni!ii !���'.. I'luribus." There, is a her-  ddic eagle, on inn- wing of which are the  Tlie shipments to the Fast this yea:  "onstitutod 52,1 per cent of the total exports.and showed an increase of ��1,001.,-  :���! ;0, or 10 H per cent.  The chief increase this year was to  China, a country which has apparently  been taking a "-rent deal of silver. The  n crease, however, is not so large a--  anpears above, since for the ten months  ending- Oct. 30, there was a decrease of  S7;M,397 in the shipment.", of silver from  San Francisco to Hong Kong- aud  -'hang'hai; and it is also understood that  the German sales of silver in China,  which were, larg-e in 1898, were much  lighter this year. Whatever silver the  Russians may have shipped to that  country does not much effect the regular trade, since it represents a new de  mand, and is paid out chiefly for value  received, either from Manchurian laborers or Pekin mandarins;  Upon the whole, the statistics this  year do not show any important decrease in the demand for silver. At the.  present time it is improving.���Engineering- & Mining- Journal.  I DOWN SLOGAN LAKE I  SCHOOL   EEPOKT,  Oil 1:  I,'  Sunday School  Annual  Report.  SLOCAN    MINKRA.L    FLOAT.  The Rambler shipped 58' tons of ore  last week.  A carload of ore is ready for shipment  at the Ajax.  The Florida made another shipment  last week, of 19 tons.  Ernest Mansfield leaves for New Zealand shortly on a business trip.  The recent bond on the Bachelor  group, Twelve Mile, has been broken  off  it. K. Neil, the well known expert,  has purchased the Sherwood block, in  Spokane, for ��33,000.  Murdock McLean says he will have  the new buildings at the Enterprise  completed in ten days.  There are 12 men on the Miller Creek  and 200 feet of tunnel has been driven  in the past two months.  .Owing-to an excess of water, wort  has-been suspended on the' Surprise  until pumps can be put in.  The 50-foot shaft on the Ajax has  been completed, the showing of ore  ���widening- out considerably.  .'���Themine owners meet at Sandon on  The annual report of the. New Denver  Sunday school, prepared by Clarence  Vallance, acting- secretary, shows a  highly satisfactory condition of affairs.  The number of teachers and officers is  ���1; number of children. 40; average attendance, 30.G. The cash receipts of  the year amounted to ��84.55 Of this  amount $44.90 was from collections  given by the school; 34 was donated;  and 824.90 was taken in at the door at  the Xmas tree services. There was a  balance on hand-at, the commencement  of the year of $10.75. The expenditures  for the year were divided as follows;  For Sunday school papers, $31.15; Sunday school aid fund, $2; Sunday school  picnic, $7.(50; cards and prize books, $2;  presents for Xmas tree, ��28.45; total,  $71.20; leaving a balance on hand of  $13.35, which will g-o toward getting  literature for the school.  , toe ilesigners initials,  i'oe.sv coins are worth about $500. The  iast one sold brought if527. it had belonged to an. old Marylaiul family ever  -incc. it had been coined.  The five dollar gold piece of 1822 is a  rare.coin.- At one time onlj' two were  -raid to be in existence: one in the Philadelphia mini; the other in Boston. But  a third was nicked up in a New York  money changer's shop a few years ago.  "1 was afraid at first that it might be a  counterfeit," said the collector of coins  who happened to pee it. The man was  so delighted to secure it that before leaving the shop he bought several other  coins that he did not want. He paid  only iffi for it. The same day he was offered If250; later $450 was offered by another gentleman;   $000  by  another, but  the gentleman at last accounts was holding it for 81,000.  The following is the standing obtained  by the pupils attending the New Denver-  Public School for the month of December,'1899:  Fifth Class���Wm. D Mitchell, Oma  Voting-.  Fourth Class���Wm. Vallance, C M  Nesbitt.  Third Class���G.L. Irwin, H. Delaney,  E.&\ Trwin, F. Ding-inah, C. j". Vallance, H. Baker;-Tl. L. Gibbs.  Second Class���Kathleen Delaney, G.  Baker.-Lola Koch,Eva Byrnes,Florence  IT. Clark.  Part II. Primer���E. Taylor, M L,  Xesbitt. E  Gibbs, J. Cropp, II. Nelson. j Senior   Third  MOVEMENT    OV   SILVER.  While the movement of silver through  the London market has been large this  year, it has still fallen somewhat below  that of 1898. The British imports for  the ten months ending with October  showed a decrease in total value, as  compared with last year, of ��l,083'li52,  or 9.1 per cent; while in the exports  there was a decrease of ��88S,291, or 7  per cent.  Of the imports, the United States, as  usual, furnished considerably over half,  its proportion being 07 per emit this  year, ag-ainst iil.7 per cent in 1898.  There was a reduction of ��3(19,578, or  29.4 per cent in the receipts from Mexico and South America. The imports  iiit��Ti-M(iiiK Fuel* About tin; Necessary | from Australasia showed a large rela-  Kvii the worm over. J tlV(; j1K.reast>, lsm.7 pur cent; but the to-  j tal   ��.178,510 is  not   large..    The.  other  In Japan coins  are  generally  of iron, j ch;i!iges  in   imports call  for no special  and in   Siam  they  are  chiefly made  of iIcominem.  porcelain. |     p0.rii;ips the m-ist  notable change,   in  There  are at  present something like j exports was in those to European coun-  iries,which showed this year a decrease,  of   ��2.053.808, or   46 7   percent.'   Thej  chief  chaiig-',-";   were,   a decroas<  b'i3,904.   or   74.it  per  cent,  M    Mclnnes,  G.  Sutherland,   G.    All-  Mains, M. Sutherland, V. Foster.  Part 1. Primer���W H. Clever, S. A.  .'rwin, Wm. K. Nesbitt, C. Nelson, D  Shannon, A. Williams, G. A Vallance.  M. D. Vallance, B. Baker, V. Cropp, M.  Murray.  -   J. Irwin, Teacher.  SLOGAN CITY   SKffS  IN KKIKF  The town has been lively during the  week, owing- to the mines being shut  down for fhe holidays.  A contract has been let by the Arlington for the rawhiding of 150 tons of ore  to this town for shipment.  Miss M. Moss has just returned from  the Spokane Hospital, where she has  been training- as a nurse.  The Xmas tree entertainment in the  Music Hall, Friday night, was a great  success. The children provided a very  enjoyable programme for a large and  appreciative audience. Afterwards the  children were supplied with all manner  of good thing's from a huge Xmas tree  by Santa Clans' representative, H. .1.  Robertson.  There -was a hot supper in Hicks' hotel, Slocan City, on Xmas nig-ht.  Everything was free.even the bag-pipes,  and no one,not even Boers, was barred.  Every son of the human family, white,  red, black,yellow or blue,was welcome,  and social equality was completely out  of sight. All got a square deal at this  meal, and if the One whose birthday  was being celebrated had looked at the  crowd He would have thought that  peace and good ..cheer was not extinct  in the lovely town at the foot,of Slocon  lake.  Following is a list of the Public School  promotions for Christinas, 1899:    Senior  Division���Alma  Baty, Jennie Foley to  Kate   Foley, Florence  CS  i hope that Canada would guard her interests in that country with the most zealous care, for if its products are not permitted to be diverted southwards to fatten our neighbors, she will soon get from  them more than she now gets from her  agriculture, her forests and her fisheries  combined. For the seven years ending  with 1S97, the town of Butte in Montana  and its vicinity produced $352,000,000,  and we may have a dozen Buttes.  Canadian Laws Strict.  MATTERS     OF      PUBLIC      INTEREST  COIN    OF    THK    1UCALM.  Editor Ledge :  Sir,���You will observe that notice has  been posted by Government Agent Mclnnes, calling the inhabitants of New  Denver to meet at the .government office on Tuesday, .January I, 1900, to  elect three firewardens for the current  year. In connection with tlr' meeting-  Mr. Thompson, insurance ag-ent, will  submit inspector's report No. 1, Mainland Board of Fire Underwriters, on  the standing of New Denver from an  insurance point of view. The board of  school trustees will also submit for public consideration a letter of request lrom  Dr. E. C. Arthur, secretary of the  school board. Nelson, asking- the cooperation of New Denver in the establishment of a high school at Nelson.  Respectfully yours,  W. D. Mitchell  NELSON'S    MAYOR.  1.000,000,000  pennies   in   circulation   in  the United States.  If you wanted to exchange a hundred  dollar bill for pennies, you would get  ten, good large bags full of coppers.  The first United States cents struck for  circulation bear the date of 179.3. They  are of six varieties and are valued at  $2.50 to $15.25.  One of the earliest known coins is a  didrachm of ancient iEgina.coined about  700 B.C. Its intiinsic value is 30 cents;  its.market value.$7;  Nickel and copper coins have no mint  marks, neither have coins issued at the  !  ������'"������'-    ���������       -   ���' ���  -f  .<?9     i  in the. ship- j  meuts to France, which last year took!  a larg-c quantity   for   new coinage, and j  John Houston and Frank Fletcher  both expect to be mayor of Nelson next  year. Houston will have the labor and  old-timers' vote in Nelson, while  Fletcher will look for the ''Aw,donchor-  kuow,'' vote. Houston is blunt in speech  and manner, while Fletcher is as oily as  j a French sardine. Houston has plenty  of courag-e and does not believe in the  ellicacy of soft words to turn away  wrath. Fletcher is just the opposite,  and will cold deck the truth any time  in order to beat the game. He would  make a smooth leading nflicer, but if  elected, may the Lord have mercy on  Nelson.  Vnmlin-s in   Hard   Luck.  A Californiaclassic states that William  is this year taking- but little; and a de- j Vanders, who fell up through the roof of  crease of ��29'-],59I in the exports to a sawmill when the boiler exploded last  Spain, which at present is not iu a posi-j week, coughed up a circular saw when  tion to buy silver���or anything- else, j he came back. Yanders, who was the  On the other hand there was an increase ' engineer at the time  of the boiler explo-  of ��1,2(55,745, nr 75 (5 percent, iu the ex-  portsto Russia, which has been a very  heavy buyer of silver for a year past.  As heretofore pointed, out, a. large part  of this silver  probably  finds its wav to  Philadelphia mint.    Collectors often pay! China, where the  Russians are at pres-  higii prices for coins bearing certain mint  marks, which otherwise  would pot have  ent spending- a good  deal of -money in  railroad building and other work.'  sion, was not only docked for the fifteen  minutes he was in the air, but the owner  of the mill made him repair the hole -in  the roof at'his own expense, besidee  bringing a suit for. the recovery of the  saw. Yanders has been made flying'delegate in the Boiler Breakers Union and  there are threats of a strike.  Bull, Fdith Rackliff, John McCallum to  Senior Fourth. Fred La veil,. Neil  Wichman, Jessie McCallum to Junior  Fifth Russell Robertson, William  Robertson to Senior Fifth. Junior Division���Hermann Lindow, Hazel Wich.  man, Gertie York, Nettie. Bull, Alice  Bull to Third Class. Gertrude Foley,  Frances Lutcher, Fred York, A. Foley,  .Maggie Stephenson. Emmet Lutcher,  Joseph Stephenson to Senior Second-  Fannie Robertson, Lee Hall, Mabel  Hall, Wesley Baty to Junior Second.  Mary Binish, Alex McCallum,.Flossie  Foley, Ethel Lavell, Edward Tipping",  Inez Rackliff,  Julia   Madigan,   Annie  Rae to First Class.    Louise Remillard,  Harris Ross,  John   Balko,  Hugh Hall,  Rosslea Smith to II. Primer Class.    W.  Smith,  Bertha  Smith, May  Bull, Ada  York, Lizzie  Rae, Frank Binish, Wm  Stephenson to I. Primer.  Marked success crowned the Mistletoe  Ball, g-i ven at the Arlington Hotel on  Christmas nig-ht. ft was a very dressy  affair and in every way proved the  brightest and most enjoyable function  of the kind ever heid in the town.  Numerous visitors were present from  New Denver, Silverton and other outside points, and all were thoroughly  well entertained, the reception committee being most zealous in their duties.  Great pains had been taken with the  decoration of the ballroom, which presented a pretty sight. Bunting, flags,  and evergreens were in liberal profusion, supplemented by large Japanese  lanterns,while in prominent places from  the ceiling hung two large bunches of  mistletoe. Each lady and gentleman  wasalso presented with bouquets of the  latter. Dancing commenced at 9:15  and was kept up till a late hour in the.  morning-, a   programme  of  lu numbers  being gone through. McMillan's orches- j (.0nt;nn himself no  tra furnished the. music, which was up j |,js S(.at: )ie shouted  to the top notch. Refreshments in endless variety and quantity were served  at midnight, and they were simply out  of sight. To Mrs Gething- and her estimable lady assistants is due much of  the great success of this record breaking  ball,in which they were ably supported  by Messrs. Gething & Henderson,whose  open-handed hospitality only served to  intensify the great popularity of themselves and their famous hostelry.  Canadian laws are very strict in some  respects, and they are enforced sometimes with results not at all pleasant to  the, offenders, it appears that in Toronto recently the managers of two  companies, one a mining the. other a  promoting company, were brought before the police Court charg-od with a  breach of the joint stock companies' act  in publishing misleading advertisements, ft was shown that an advertisement published in a Toronto paper  g-ave the "subscribed capital" of the  mining- company at $1,000,000, when  that sum was the "authorized capital,"  of which o"ly a small portion had been  subscribed. The manag-er of the promoting- company, was discharged because the evidence did not show positively his knowledge that the statement  made was false; but the manag-er of the  mining' company was sentenced to a  S50 fine or 30 days in jail. The court  held that the advertisement was calculated to mislead intending buyers of  stock, but only imposed the lowest penalty authorized bv the law.  Tim  Ballot Too Much  for Ooin Paul.  Says a Paris man : "I met Oom Paul  when he was here a good many years  ago. He was an honest old soul, but  rough, certainly. Still, he was a man to  respect. I saw him guilty of the solecism of drawing off his boots in company  to warm his feet. The weather was cold  and there was a blazing fire. He no  more saw the harm of toasting his unshod feet than his ungloved hands before it. Oom Paul has principles and  stood by them. Whenever his eye  caught sight of a lady in evening dress  be grunted and turned away his head.  He was sent an order to the state box at  the opera house and availed himself of it,  but the ballet so horrified him that he  would not stay to see it out. He wondered why vengeance from Heaven did  not evertake Paris.  An Actor's  Debut.  This is the story of Charles Dickson's  professional debut, as told  by an actor:  "It was at Old Niblo's Garden, in New  York, where Charles appeared in  the  humble role of super  in  a war drama  called 'The Blue and the Gray.'   His  father  accompanied by  two   or three  friends occupied the  front  row in the  orchestra.    The old man was under the  impression that Charley was to have an  important part, and confidently assured  his friends that Charley   would distinguish himself, but  up to   the end of the  third   act   Charley   had   done  nothing  more, than pace the.  stage with a musket, disg-uised as a sentry of the Union  forces.     Filially,  when   the  fourth   act  was  reached,   old   Mr    Dickson   could  onger.    Rising   in  to  his son on  the.  stage: 'Charlie,   for   heaven's sake, do  something'!   Shoot off the g-un!'"  Two Thousand Millions.  On the subject of British Columbia  .wealth, Sir William Van Home is en.  thu.eiastic, He thinks that two thousand  millions of dollars is a low estimate for  the production of the mines of southern  'British Columbia, and  he expressed the  Valuable  Oro   Body.  The following cablegram from Mr.  Williams, engineer of the Whitewater  mine, was sent this month to his company in London: "Developments opening up splendidly, will place at our  command valuable body of high grade  ore. I consider the mine is very valuable. Advise erection of machinery;  will have to pay the wages of ��200 per  month from December 7th "  In proportion to population, the. little  republic of Switzerland can boast of  having a larger army than any other  nation on,'earth. THE LEDGE, NEW DEJS YER, I3.C., DECEMBER 28.   1S0D.  Seventh Yeab.  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.    -.*  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION" RATES:        --  Three months ;.;���-��� S .7/i  Six " 1.2a  -Twelvf   " ...-��� *-0Q  Three yeaks ���... ��-W  Transient Advertising, 25 cents, per.line first in  gertion, 10 cents per line -subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement. ,.,   , .;  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  C jrrespondence from every part of tlie Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of.the  paper if you wish. Always send.something Rood,  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 oiue apiin to look at  your collateral.  f HURSDAY", DECEMBER 28. 1899.  ITS    T.AS'F  -DAYS.  The year is dying, as many of its  kind have done before.     Like other  years it has been' eventful  in many  ways.   -During its lift* many people-  committecl death''-for Jthe  first time,  while others  have  made   their first  yawp, all 'of which  reminds us'that'  between the womb of time   and. the  tomb'of   eternity  there   is not much  space. "The'years seem  to fly and  the brief spell'on  this earth   is  too  short for most of us.     When  Death  takes the deal  we g-enerally want a  little more time to slick up so we can  look nice when St. Peter looks at our  pass to that happy land where a meal  ticket is not necer.sary and the people  stake claims on   the   golden streets;  while the celestial air is  filled with  harp melody and  the  flowers bloom  on and on in endless beauty and fragrance."   It is lovely there, as it is entirely devoid of delinquent subscribers.    They, poor fellows,   generally  go south when the  jig'is  upon this  mundane sphere. '    :  During this year we have had some  joy, some sorrow and some money.  The nomadic cows of the city raided  our water barrel upon several occasions, but this trouble was offset by  repentent   people   paying   us   their  billS.    V        ���������        -S..JV ;       ,  The eight-hour law cast its shadow  across our financial sky when the  summer was yet in its teens, but we  have lived on, satisfied that there was  prosperity at 'the end of the trail.  The trail has'been a long one. but we  can see its end. It is rosy with the  Hush of prosperity, banked on all  sides by peace, harmony and paid-up  subscribers.  ard rate of wages and saved the Slocan much trouble We believe in  the eight-hour-'day, but think tbat  the Miners';Union and not ��� the'legis-  lature should" regulate the hours of  labor and the wage"*scale. /'Other  unions do thisandit, work's1 satisfac-'  torvtoair. '  '  ;-   ���     �����<:>������  TOO    U>ilKASO>'AlJLK   TO    UK   TKITE. j  SCKAI's 'FJtOM  THK   KDFTOR'S DKSK.  In 1888 the world's production of  silver amounted to 3,000 tons. It was  6,000 tons in 1898, and is steadily increasing. -���-���������  In advertising their town the Kaslo  Board of Trade call it "the Lucerne  of North America." More originality  and less imitation would make their  pamphlet more interesting. ��� They  are probably not aware that in the  real Lucerne the people often call  their town the New Denver of Switzerland.  As the war lengthens in South  Africa the prospects for silver grow  brighter. In the United -States'the  advocates of silver claim that the  present trouble is proving every day  that there is not enough of gold in  the world to bear the monetary burden. If the war continues, for many  months it is sure to restore silver to  something like its former position in  the commerce of the world.  The report comes from Sandon that;  the ^Miner's Union has made, as one of ���  tin-, conditions under whieh the union-;  men will aece'pt the -.'com1 promise offerj  submitted by the 'manager's of $3.25 a I  day to hand drillers, the demand that j  the mines must discharge all miners I  who refuse to join  the   Union within ���;  30 days after opera) ions are resumed, j  This sounds too  ridiculous to be true, j  but the press opposing  to  miners is j  making considerable capital out of it. j  The miners'-have.-thus"-far conducted |  a wise and considerate campaign, and j  they would not  likely  make such a I  blunder at  this stage of the game.!  To make such  a  demand  would be j  evidence of>weakness.-  The Union  oU'ght to' be,'and is, strong enough to \  paddle   its  own   canoe   without at-1  tempting to force   tlie- managers to j  help it.    There are very few, if any, I  non-union men employed in the camp, i  What few there are will be quite as ;  anxious as the union men to keep the j  wage scale up.    All  that the Union  can ask i -. recognition  from the managers.   The individual members can  do the rest.    By reason  and fairness  they can  easily  persuade any  who  would stand out thai; it is to their interest to join the Union.    This is aii  after   consideration,    anyway,    and  should not be allowed, to enter into  the controversy now. It is not a point  of issue, and should not be made one'. ;  I  is= said that  the managers have>j  agreed' to the main terms of the proposition submitted by  the  Union, but  refuse to consider this and some of the  other non-essentials.    The Union can  not affofd; to ��� be" too imperious "in "its'  demands.     The managers made this  mistake to   start   with   and   public  opinion turned against them.    It will  as quickly turn the other way if there  is  a   display   of   haughtiness.     Of  course the Union   leaders understand  this, and: it can  be stated  with certainty'that they  will   not allow the  managers to shift the  responsibility  for the continuance- of  the lockout  from the shoulders of the  Association  to the shoulders of the Union.    They  have no desire to, and no intention of,  asking more than fair treatment.  analysis of the rock  from the-bottom  .i*to��w*��ij��ffh��-.**jbhw^ct*t->twv���>rewrhr.ir��*u  of the different pits or cross-cuts will  show whether the vein 'grows richer  in one direction than  in -another," or  carries fairly uniform values.  ' Having ascertained this much,-'the prospector is in' apposition  to go to work  systematically.,      He   'can    decide  whether he shall sink his shaft deeper  or run a t'UnneT.;    He' cari-alsd' teH  where-is the-best point to' locate hisy>  shaft or tunnel so that it will show up {*  the vein to the bestadvantage.     '  '   '  ." ���'Generally1'speaking,', the-best advice that can bWgiVen  in  opening j|j;  any mineral' deposit is ! 'Tbllbw 'the  ore."     There is: no other 'way  by  which the ground can  be "shown up  so thoroughly, and the ore taken out  will go often a long way toward paying expenses.    Even it the ore is not  rich enough to pay for shipment, it is  always evidence of the value of the  rock in the vein;   and  is a tangible,' I larger area,  drifting  must  be done,  -"'"-liiTnirawiiiTn wrfiwfciinioijmj  ��jtrtreal.  Kstablisheil   1817.      ">~    '  Capital (all paid up) $.12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : . :, 0,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    : 1,102,792.72  UKXii   OfiflCii,    MONXKEAL.  Rt.  Hon. Louu STRATHCONAa.id Mount RoiTAL, G.CM.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Dkdhmond, 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  'iHsswwnr^safNSHPw >an -��h "ikb ���"xrfja&i -wi ���^x&^pttf^w'^sffxsax^isTsss&zrKixBtt rta ^ivms-ism\&'W'vs&'*sz:ji'^srvaarw*et''  run  fhr-  self-evident thing to show a pros pec--i-ai'id 'such drifts can be  tive investor. 'A��ain, shafts, v(*f tical ;ter discrimination at  or inclined, that follow the vein -will'jshaft, that has followed  show up any changes in  the ore and j -������.      ���  give a large amount in sight.    Thus, 'SAM'"  four shafts 50 feet down  in   a ledge!     , , ,    ,  . , ., JI��� '    (reni-ral .JnuU-i-t��� li:ii w -io\ ;mv  four feet wide   would  expose  1,680 1       .    ' ,    . ,.,,     .,  1 ' i souri limit's m our iu-ulli'i-v,  square feet of the vein.     A  tunnel \ ��� ��� .\i<l<--'���-Nt��. ���m-ium-hI.  driven 200 feet through  rock to cut. j    (���,.���<.,..,* .h-ul-crt���Wll, u- imf no kick  the vein would expose but thesection jcomin-/.  the height and  width  of the tunnel, j    Neshitr UmT^o.mU Ti.nT 7,,-c- suitable  say 100 square feet      To   expose  a i,-,,.. N,.w.y<-.-i.-si-eI<'.i.r.irion .  with bet-  foot   of Ji  ore."  Mis-  one  and  You will wink and blink your life mid  nervous energy away rather than wear  glasses. Will you force your eyes to..  overwork; neglect them when they 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. Grimmett, Jewe^D* ����iclan'  At this time of the year wj :.re 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 we 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.  Ladies' fine Woollen  Underwear, per suit $ 1.60.  Gents' fine Woollen Underwear,  umKd]^A"il*iws- <M .50, $2, $2.5.0, $5  Gloves and Mitts, both -Ladies' and  Gents', in any. quality and price, from  the wool at 25c, to the.Mocha with silk  lining at $2.2.5. .  ,  Ladies'and Gents' Cashmere arid  Woolen Hose, 35c, 40c, 50c, 60c a pair  Men's:, heavy weight. Black Mac-;  kinaw Suits. $7.50���splendid value:.-? <  MeiVs 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 i  Boots.       ' . -. ...  F.  W. JORDAN & CO., Nakusp  SINKING    OK   TUNNKT.INli.  Ill uiinih'", as in'other occupations,  things are often done because they  are considered proper, and without  any thought-on the part of the miner.  Men, in a certain district, get into the  habit of performing certain opera  tions in a certain way and -make-no  attempt to see if other methods would  not serve them better. Because a  certain method gives-a good result in  one case it is too frequently assumed  that it wiil give good results in other  cases where conditions are entirely  different. The practical miner is apt,  to know his own particular mine very  well, and this knowledge gives him  a certain contempt for geologists, or  other trained observers, who bring a  wider knowledge and more unbiased  judgment to the work in hand. Perhaps the conservatism of the average  miner and prospector in this section  is most evident in his clinging to the  idea that the best way to find out,  what there is in the vein he has located is to: "prove it with depth" by a  cross-cut tunnel.  The Engineer and Mining Journal  of Now York, gives some excellent  advice along these'lines when it says:  "As a matter of fact, when a miner  has staked out his claim the first and  W"e thank our many friends for the extra-  ood business we have done this holiday season,  and for their patronage of the past year. May  the New Year be good to one and all !���!  Bourne Bros., ��*Te"w Denver.  A recent Montreal dispatch to the  Toronto World states that the miners  have accepted the Payne's offer of*  $3.75 for eight-hour shifts, and that  work will he resumed immediately.  The World should educate rs Montreal liar. He is liable to cause an' most essentia), thing is for him to  un justified rise in Payne stock if he is j determine, as nearly ms he can with  permitted to wire such a pipe dr.;atu ! the means at his disposal, the direc-  about the Payne paying more wages | tion oi the vein. Thus he will know  than anyone asks in this cam].. i whether hif.   I oca ion   really   covers  the vein, thereby verv likelv saving  Par Hums, the .neat king of Root,,-   himse,t   H    hear(. bl.pukinir ' ljnvsuit  nay, is erecting  a   reside--ce at Cal-   sh(m](1 the vein p).ove  v.,,u.lbIe     rn  ook   like  an English ;caset|)e sarta(Je  debrig  jg  nor, deep>  THE GATEWAY CITV AND DISTKIBUTING  ,n. -.>.-      -"-���"-*--rr"~-~mmri'miu iiWKHiiWWiiMiii i tiimi   i�� i ��   mi iKinnri      >i i i    n h     jmnmm**  I'OINT FOR THE BOUNDARY COUNTRY.  !��Lll\XXXX cSr> Oo  ST/SCAN" CITY. B: V.  ��� ���.iwmpwii milium  m ��� wKi���moimmiminm n  Grand opportunity for investments in Real  Estate^ Fruit and Vegetable Farms, etc.  :, i. v r; ���   )':    3   .'���',: i>   Hi' 01 '>'��� -^i ���-  i'H'r'jivy and Shelf Hardware.     ' Jessop's and Canton Di-ill  ' Steel.        Stoves. Tin and Granite Ware.  We are hand 1 ing, al 1 kinds of  For information address-  J. A. SMITH.  Blasting-;' Miriini>- aiid Sporting Powders.    Also -Blacksmith's  Coal.    Lnmher. Sash and Doors.  HOTEL  &  New Denver, B.C.  <*S   J��^T.   ]B-*T>  ga.ry that wi  castle,  in.     if  A  J '.COBSON & CO., i'rops  e  Pat deserves a castle to live  has been   the   best   friend to:  say 10 feet, or less,   it  will   not take  him very long  to dig some  surface  the press of all  the  business  men in - cross.cuts   the   whole  vvidth   of ,,; e  Best, meals  in   the  city���Comfortable  rooms���Bar  replete   with tin.-best .'if j  Liquors and Cigars ���Best service throughui.it.  Sandon.  Kootenay. With the exception of  New Denver, his ad appears in every  paper where  his    nn   does busin.-ss.  vein.    He will find out  also whether  the ore that  he located   is  really in  place, or whether it,  is slide or float-  Notwithstanding  this   we  hope thatjrockfronj     ig.her up   the  fcil!,side.  Pat will ever he fat in the good things j Havim?    determined    the    general  of this mundane sphere,   and that his ( direetion of the led^t Hnd opened ir,  life as it -tapers to  the   end    will   be : 5, the surfece is; not  t00  deep<   in at j  sugar-awted with   health and hapPi- i least four pjace^ on a claim lj500 feet  ness'  : long, the next thing to do is to sink  In former davs the B. C. legislators! on the ledge far enough to determine  made laws to suit capital  and, prac-: l.accurately its dip or theihcliuation  The  I! ;i ��� j> tn r >!<-.- 'I ������ >iti in- ������ !.-U i: >i i - fur ;i l.-.ryv n lmlu-r ������!' |,eo|ilc.     'I'ln; i-nuiiis are Isirjr*-  .ukJ air.v.  anil  tin-  Dining   R.ioin   i-> pnrs-iili-il   with evuryliiiifr   in tlie market  Sample Room- fi>r ('oiiiinci-cinl 'I'l'avclcr.-.  Travelers  tically gave awary large' portions of  this province. Last year thev passed  a la'w to help labor, but did not finish  it.    Thev should have made a stand?  at which1 if slopes ifitb' the gronjid.'  Then If, as stated,   the vein has'been  opened up at at least four points, several, .hundred feet  apart,- a  careful  Nakusp.  l> i\ comfortable liotui l,,r truvi'lleiij  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougald.  BRICK  F��1R   SAJvE.  ���JOHX   OOETTSCHK,  NKW J��KSVEK.  >   f  Will tiiul tin-  John Buckle}', Prop.  Arlington Hotel  u jili-axant pliw-c. to stop at when in  Sloean City.  OKTHIXG & MKNDEKSO^'. I'rojirletoi-s.  F. L, CHRISTIE, L.L.B.  BARRISTER, ;'  SOLICITOR, Etc, .   ���  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Kv>rv Kn'ila.rju SUverfon. SANDON*. H. (."���  li'i. i  ..NEW-DENVER,   B. C.  '   Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling public.  Telegrams for rooms .promptly attended to...  HENRY STEGE,.        -        -      . .���        -        - Proprietor. SEvasrs Tear.  THE LEDGrE, NEW DENVER, B.C., DECEMBER 28  1899.  TtfOUGH   WE    RKPENTl  Though  we repent,  can any God give  back  The dear, lost days  we  might have  made so fair���.  Turn false to true, and careless to care,  And let us find again what now we lack?  k0h, once, once more to tread the old-time.  :      track, .-:������ ,  The flowers we throw away once more  to wear��� .  Though  we  repent,  can  any  God give  back  [The dear, lost days   we  might have;  made so fair? .',,-���'  pho can repulse a stealthy ghost's attack��� . "   .  'Silence the voice  that doth the  midnight dare-  Make fresh hopes  spring  from grave-  > sod i of despair���   ���'���-  Set fret! a tortured bouI from memory's  rack? , t\  Though  we  repent,  can  any God give  ��� back  The dear,  lost days  we  might have  made so.lair!  ���Louise Chandler Moulton in Scribner's  'THEIR   MONKY'S   WORTH.  "Well, hit's done left one jint and  crope into another, but ef I can jest rub  hit down into my left" leg I won't keer  much, ka.se half'that leg is wood."  '  ���:��: ���'������ '  The little Dutch, band  Let go face and hand,  The air: for a block was a-quiver,  : While men far and near  Sought the salon de beer,  Or, despairing-, leaped into the river.  Oom-pa-pa,    oom-pa-pa,  boom,  Ooovn-pa-pa, pra-a-a,  pra-a-a, ooni-pa-  pa���boom.  CANA DA.  any pay, and you owe me  a good deal, I  would be glad to scale my bill down to a  O Canada! mv Canada! the "poets" use ; mere nominal sum,  say  $3,000, if you  will pay it to me in gold.    That is all  I  'wrote" the "Ma-  you bad  There's Muir, who  pie Leaf,".  Who   took  of threadbare rhymes a  'sheaf,      -  And patched them up, b��dad!  Then, like sneak thieves melt silver  spoons,  He got some bits of good old tunes  oom-pa-pa��� ! -^-"d Joined one to the other;  1    And so he formed a jumble bad  That did not know its natural dad���  A most unnatural mother.  ask, gentlemen, at your hands.' Of  course Congress was pleased to death at  this further evidence of the self-sacrific-  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Summit Mineral Claim   Lot4374.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: About  half mile southeast of Sandon. adjoining; the  Richmond and Hidden Treasure mineral  claim  "That chap with the mania for getting  his money's worth-is a familiar character  in this business," said a hotel clerk the  other evenincr.    "A few days ago a man  registered here early in the morning,was  assigned a room and  hurried out to attend to some business.    I saw  no more  of him until ��� about dusk, when he popped in to enquire for mail, and remarked  incidentally that he would leave on 'the  night   train.    'Very   well,'   I said, and  made out'a bill for the  use of the room  during the day-J   'IFee'^of  the room !'he  exclaimed;'why 1 haven't even'Opened  the door!'    'I can't help that, sir,' I implied.   'It was held at your disposal and  I will have to make the charge.' '��� 'Tbeni  give me the key 1' he yelled in a fury; if-  I have t6 pay'-for using>itl I'll'see that I1  get my money's  worth'!'" He-rushed up  stairs,  threw.the  bedding all over the  floor, stamped on the pillows  and crumpled up the towels. Then he came down  1 ahd paid the  bill  with the air of a man \  who' Has- done' something clever." The  net cost of his performance was about 8  or 9 cents for laundry, and  its chief result was to give considerable unnecessary  work to a til-fed chambermaid'who was  in nowise  responsible for his grievance.  Yet I dare say he will- boast, for months  how he made the hotel sweat for trying  ��� lo impose oil him.''  "That  reminds  me," said the   room  clerk, "of something that happened last  season when I was  working  in Chicago.  A man put up at the hotel on the American plan one day and took dinner '; but-  side with ��� a   friend.    When he came to  pay hia bill that evening he  found that  he had been charged with the meal  and  immediately raised cain.The clerk tried  to explain that the  Ameriean plan was  based entirely'upon time, and if he chose  to eat elsewhere it was his own lookout,  but he couldn't get it through his head.  He paid  the;'bill- under  protest and inquire!   whether  dih'ner" was   still   on.  'Yes, sir,' said thecleVk; 'it-lasts till 9 pi  m.'    'Then, by jings!"  lie exclaimed,  'I'll just go up and tackle it!    I've eaten  one dinner already, but you bet I'm going to get mv money's  worth out of this  old 'house'if I bust!'   He rushed into the  dining-room and ordered everything'that  he could think of,  his sole idea being to  get even for thatchai-ge.  It was a sumptuous repast, and what  he  couhUi'teat  he  messed-"'up.   .When  he got through  the waiter handed biin   a' bill for $4.10.  'What's that for?' he asked in surprise.  'Your dinner, sir,-'said the waiter.    'But  I've already paid  for  it in   my bill,'   he  [protested.    'I'm   staying   here   on   the  [American plan.'    'Then youshould have  gone into the other, dining room,'  said  |t!ie waiter, 'this ia   the   European   plan  ���ale.'    The man   pair,  the  check in sil-  |em:e and walked out.    When he reached  the  sidewalk   his  pent-up emotion exploded and he said  things  that shocked  |the cab drivers."  LIGHT    AND    BREEZY.  'And why," asked the youn^- porker.  I"do you feel so bad when you see a  hen?" ��� *' :'  "My son," replied the. old hog, "I can't  [help thinking'(if'havh 'and eggs."  ' ��'������   '  Young wife���How do you manage  Jour husband:'''  Lady Long Married���Fiuul him well  ftid trust to luck,  "Mamma, what would you do if that  Jiig vase, in the. hall should get broken:-"  aid -Tommy.  I should spank whoever did it," said  drs. P> . gazing severely at her little  on.  ���Weill, thru, you'll bettor begin to  let til) your muscle���pa   has just broke|  Jimmy���1 wish I'd a-been one of  Noah's sons.  Sister���Why?  Jimmy���Just think of spending forty  days in''such-a corkin'old meiagerie as  that!.   '  .'  How many cares does a mother's heart  know?.  Nobody knows but mother.  How many joys from her mother love  flow?  Nobody knows but mother  lllow many prayers for each little white  bed,  How many tears for her babes has she  shed, ,  How many kisses for each curly head?  Nobodv knows but mother!  .".-������    " ��� -.Old Poem  How much good  money was .squandered today?  Nobody knows but father  Buying .fool stuff for next; Christmas  ing spirit of  the srreat  patriot and took   'PAKE NOTICE That I, Robert E. Palmer, as  ,.-' , i       j-       i- ���1    agent for Eleanor TruaxfTNcil. *?. M. 0. Xo.  him up On   the   spot,  handing him over   r,ii27i. Geor^- Gooderham, F. M. O. No.. Bi27iU,  ^��� ��..~     .... -. a)lf] the War Eagle Con. Mining & Development,  Co. Ltd, F. ">t. C. No. B13357. intend, sixty days  from tlie dale hereof, to apply to the .Mining He  (���order for a Certificate of Improvements, for the  To give this mongrel brat a tail  One has the gall (Gaul) to string the  Gael,  Celt, Saxon on a line,  And leave Canadians in the cold���  ('Tis time they knew the gilt from  gold,  And sun from pale moonshine.)  For leapfrog France the Marsellai.se  Well suits that peopie���'tis in place;  j It sounds well on a fiddle; i    ���  J    But Canada, so staid and strong,  j     Methinks should chant a solid song,  ! And shake that paradiddlef.  ��� .���:-.,     ���Frederick L. H. Sims,  Weston, Out.  fParadiddle���A technical term in  s'lare-dnimming, used of a rhythmic  figure in place in a quickstep, but entirely out of place in a national; song  "The Maple Leaf Forever'' (ra-Ta-ta) is  rhythmic bathos. F.S.  ;1  j the $3,000 without a word except expres-  j siOns of gratitude. And how did it turn  : out? Why, the other fellows took all of  | theirs in continental money and it was  j not any time till George could have  I bought all the continental money in  j America for his ��3,000 in gold, and then  j have had a pocketful of change left "  Canadian  ANDSOO LINE.  Between  Williams has received a consignment  of pop corn for the express purpose of  giving the Slocan juveniles an opportunity to have a good time.  day?  Nobody knows but father.  How many' "good books" will be found  ��� '.. ..   by. the bed .;     o   - -  While Willie reeds "Injun Pete" out in  the shed;:  And for his whole outfit he don't give a  red? .;������;���-������  Nobodv knows but father.  ���" V .'��- ."  A person "on the' inside" sometimes  dares to make statements which, coming from the enemy, would cause riot.  Rev. VV. F. Mennihger, of Chicago, in  ail address to the convention of the  Christian and' Missionary .Alliance, in  NewYdrk' City; .said: "There are 600  churches and 7,000 saloons in Chicago.  You eould stand in front of almost any  one of those churches and throw; 'a  stone through the window of the apartments of some1 disorderly wsman. Out  of 2,000,000 people in'that-city only 186,-  000 ever go to church. And those who  goto church go only on Sunday, and  they get a mighty small dose even  then."  One on George.  Col. Bob Ingersoll used to tell the fol-  lowing.story about George Washington,  the papa of the United States: '^suppose you think that George was everything lovely. Let me tell you about him.  When the revolution was over and the  j country was endeavoring to get on its  l feet, George came'-to thetfront like a''noble, self-sacrificing patriot', and Bays he  to the Continental Congress, 'Gentlemen, I don';t want to be too hard on you  in this busihe'ss. ��� I haVe some means of  my own and can stand a reduction, possibly, better than my fellow-officers of  the army can. Now you can "pay'them  in1 full in continental money 'for their  services, arid  as  1-have  not vet drawn  purpose of obtaining'a Crown Grant of the al>ov<  claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of Improvements.  Dated this Kith dav of November. 18!)9.  11-16 ' R,E.'PALMER  Legal Tender Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Sloean Mining Division of West  Kootenay Distiiet. Where located: A relocation of Free Coinage near the Noble Five  Mineral Claim.  ���PAKE NOTICE, That, I,Charles S. Rashdall. of  L New Denver, B. C acting: as agent for  James Wilson, free miner's certificate No.31424A  James Wilson as administrator of the estate of E.  C. Pease, deceased, Lewis VV Toms, free miner's  certificate B17021 and Caleb A. Freeman, free  miner's certificate No. 33227A. 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 theabove  claim. ...  And further take notice that action, under section 37. must be commenced before the issuance  of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 1st day of October, 1K��.  CHARLES S. RASHDALL  ATLANTIC Affl PACIFIC  The direct route from  Kootenay Country  to all points East and West.  First-Class Sleepers on all trains rrom  Revelstoke and Kootenay Ldg-.  Tourist Cars pass Medicine Hat daily  for St, Paul; Sundays and Wednesdays for Toronto; Fridays  for Montreal and Boston.  Same cars pass Revelstoke one day  earlier.  Victor Mineral Claim.  NEWSPAPER  .TO,   THK    IKISH    WHO  (tLKNCOE.  VKI.Ij   at  'Tis not in  speech  is  a country's salvation ;  Lads that  can   fall with their faces to  the foe���. , ��� . ..I      -i ������  ���These are the men to make Ireland a na-  ,w . tion;<;..    -���������.  Stainte,0 Irish who fought.atGlencoe!  Saxon and  Celt,   though   they strive  to  dissever,  Factions may part us  and seas are between���r  Soldiers are links to unite us forever,  Soldiers  of Erin   who died  .ton- the  Queen! p i..   . ,./���  ���A. D. Godley in the Spectator.  Cabbie Had   Him.  A ��'rand wedding was bein��- solemnized tit St. Peter's, Eaton square. On  each side of the strip of carpet that extended from the church door to the curb  was a crowd of well-dressed people  watching the arrival of the guests. In  the wake of ;i procession of equipages'  of the most aristocratic and well appointed character came a four-whee  cab, dingy and disreputable beyond  belief.  "Here! here!" shouted the policeman  in charge, ''you can't stop here We're  waiting for the bishop of "  The cabman regarded the policeman  with a triumphant leer, as he climbed  down from his seat-.ai.j<-l threw a ragged  blanketiovenhis skeleton steed..  fit's ..all ���l'ighty.guv'nor," -he  said  '���I've'got the old duffer inside "  9  ATXEWrUtm  Young men, become your own  assayers. ./.������/Three monthsi' will,  teach yon assaying- for gold,'  silver and copper. Live and  learn'how, cheaperthan'vou now  .live-'*:*. ',.:���':':���:}..r:.". ^.':.\   Columlbia College,  Board and Instructional! assaying  ������'������'--,:.-; '���������     ..-.. all for..... ���  ONLY $26.00 PER MONTH  in a judicious, pains-taking  way, and the circulation of  neatly    printed,     attractive  BUSINESS'  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West,  Kootenay District.     Where   located:   On  the South Fork of- Carpenter creek, about a  mile from Sandon   opposite mouth ot Noble  Five Gulch, a relocation of the St. Paul No. 2.  TAKE NOTICE That I. James Marshall, free  1   miner's certificateNc.���19604A, 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  grunt of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of juch certificate of improvements.  December, 18!).')  Dated this 7th dav of j  12-14  CONNECTIONS  Revelstoke and main line point*.  R:.V>k DJ.v:lv ��� DenverO. Sidimr���ar: Dailv lfrSOk  S:15k ex. Sun: lv N.Denver Ldg: arex.Sun. 15:40k  KOSSLAND, NELSON  CROW'S  NEST   HHANC.H   AND  BOUNDARY COUNTRY.  9.50k ex. Sun: lv N.Denver Ldg: arex.Suu 13.30k  TO AND KKOM EAKDON  15.30k dly lv Denver C.Sdp....: .ar dly 8.55k  13 30k ex Sun lv. ,N Denver Ldg.ar ex Sun 9.50k  Ascertain rates and full  information   by addressing nearesi local agent or���  G. B. GARRETT, Agent New Denver.  W. F. Anderson, Trav. Pass. Agt., Nelson.  E. J. Coyle, A. G. f. Agt., Vancouver.  JAMES MARSHALL.  Promestoi-a   Mineral    Claim.  Situate in tlu; Arrow Lake Mining Division of  West Koote.iay District. Where located:  On Mineral Creek, ,3J miles from Cariboo  Creek.  in the ordinary  channels of  trade   and   correspondence.  Brady .'F. M. C. 90167,:��� Nelson - Demers. F. M. C.  10797 A, and Frank H. Bourne. F. M. C.  I'-JtenA. niteiid. sixty, days from the date hereof,  to apply to trie Mining Recorder for a Certificate  of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a Grown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under sec-  Hion 37, must, be commenced b.efpre the issuance  of such Certificate of Improvements.  .Dated this 25th day of August, A. D. 1899. .  30-11        '.:���-���-'��� N.'F. TOWNSEND.  Consolidated   Verginia,  Klk and Speculator Mineral Olaiinx.  Write to the principal���  REV. W. J. STPPRELL, B.A.B.D.,  New Westminster.  All classes of learning may "be had in thW the  oiilv cnlleg  of its kind in the west. ..        , .-.   t  Hill Bros.  'Manufacturers "of  If it's, an increase of business  you are after you can'get it.  The-quickest way about it is  /ft to'V advertise' -through the  columns of The Ledge���the  :inostt"'->widely-read paper Th'  the mining- region, it goes  into every home in Slocan  New Denver  Situate in the Slocan  Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.     Where located: On the  ' Soitth Fork of Carpenter Creek.  TARE .NOTICE that I., Arthur S. Farwell as  L agent for Harold Selous, F. Al O. No. 98112,  intend 60 days from the'date hereof to apply to the  Alining Recorder for a certificate o! improve^  ments for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant  of the above .claim         ..,���..-,   Arid further take notice that action under section 37, must bftcommenced before the issuance of  such-certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th day of September, 18911.  2-11-99 A. S. FAB WELL. '  '���';���  Adirondack Mineral Claim.  SYSTEM.,.  NELSON & FORT SHEPPARD CO.      > -  RED MOUNTAIN,BY CO.  The all rail and direct route  between   the  Kootenay  ..District and..  All British Columbia Fonts  ;   ' Fabific Coast Points'  " '  Pu^-et .Sound Points  Eastern Canada aiid, the  United States.  Connects at Spokane with  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY  O. RvR.���& NAVIGATION CO.     '  Leaves Nelson 9:10 a. m.  Maps furnished, Tickets sold and information  riven by locnl and connecting line Tickctagentfl  H. A. JACKSON, G. P. &.T. A.  Snokarie, Wash  Whatewater  Silocam ' City  All Mairnlmig Camnips,  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kooteray District.   Where located: South of  St. John. Idaho Basin.  TAKE NOTICE,  That I Herbert T.   Twitrg.  1   agent for William  Hunter. F. M. C.  No!  321)84 A;  Harrv Lowe. F. M.' C. No. I3f��7: Walter  Murray, F. M. C. 13988. and Robert Sloan. F. M.  C.jNo. 13989,'intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to. apply ; to the. Alining Recorder forn  Certiiicate of improvement.s. 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 dav of November, 189!i.  "    HERBERT T. TWIGG.  KOOTENAY     RAILWAY  >    & NAVIGATION, CO:';'''  Operating Kaslo & Slocan Railway,  Internatioaal  NaVig-afciori &  ���'Trading : Company,-'     ���'  and  Shingles  Orders   shipped  to all  parts of the  Country.-' ;Mill  at  heady of      '  '-^Slocan Lake. -~"'  In this advanced age it is  out of business  ��-ear to at-  V tempt to carry oil any business without suitable printed  .stationery. Vou should be  ���supplied  with  ��-ood  quality  Letter Heads  Bill Heads  Statements  Legal Tender No. ����� Minei-alt-Claim.  ��  | At the oh  ; 1.5 -i lander  "o do so you will probably  need some new 'furniture.  Now is the time to get it���  new goods to select from  ���-handsome upholstered  goods���latest styles���all of  rlie best niaUes. For a  Holiday present you could  not do better than select a  parlor piece���Rocker���easy  chair���sofa���centre table���  anvfiiiiur of this nature.  iVires to suit���best selection   of   goods  yet  shown.  htand  block.  Postoftice address, Rosebery.  HOTEL  ileinnio Heads  Circialars  Envelopes  Asruythainig Wanted  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 Manlon; acting af  I an ageiit lor John McLaughlin, free miner's  certificate No. B. 14.^03, intend, sixty diiys Irom  the date hereof, io apply to the .Mining Recorder  for a Certilica tc--of Improvements, for the. purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant, of tlie above  claim.  And further lake notice that action under section 37. must be commenced before the issuance  of such Certifier!re-nl Improvements.  Dated this :id dav of November. A. D. 18!i!i.  ' DAN HANLON.  Kairy,   (licfopu    and    Opiitmik;i >rineral  Claims.  Call oi- at  .JOHN  MKATKDHV l_l "l~T A'D  and Klectric il ' .' I M H  Bells ami Lighl in every room....  Largi- and well lighti-il Sample h'onius  ll'inrl.*- Sii-i-ct  Car In-! ween hotel and  Stat ton.    I'Vee bus meets all trains   Ren   nntible R:i tes.  I{    T  ress���  VHV I.EDGE.  I.OWKUV.  I'ditor and Financier.  Situate in the '..ilocan Mining Division of West  kn-.tenay district. Whe e located: Adjoining the Democrat. Twin Lakes Basin. . , ,  T*AKE NOTICE. 'That ;I: Herbert T Twiu-g.  J. tigeiu tor-./oliii (r. Steci. tree miner's certili-  cate No. 7"4. intend. CO days from the date.hereof  to apply to rhe Mining Recorder for Certificates  of Inipi-i 'vements for the purnose i.f obtaining a  Crown (irant of ea h of the above claims.  And '���' rthi-r taki; notice that; action, under section .I7.nwi.sfc be  commenced, before the issuance  of such Certificates'ot Improvements.  Dated this&lil dav of November.ISii't  HERBERT T. TWIOG.  EASLO & 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  p.   m..   arriving at    aslo'at  3:55 p. ni. ' "���'- ��� '  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Sundown  Fraction Mineral   t'lnim.  'O,  George,   and   make    fho j C.   G.   BAKER,  Night grill room in connection for the  convenience of guests  arriving and dt  narting bv night trains  mnuited in the Slocan City Minim; Division ol  West Kootenay Di>triel. VV'lierc located:  On the north side of Lemon Creek, opposite  ihe mouth ol Sumuiii crt.  ictinga.-  I.  C   'Ni  15.'i;i;iis:: ii.  DCn\7'T7*T L.tlVU'l?: nic moutli ni Siimmii creek.  tiVj V hiLir) I UlV-Pj I 'HAKE N'lTICI-: that I.  Dan Manlon.  ]   I    an agenf for ,J.   D.   Wallace    F    A  "-;ff.vpf. SI in era I  CI aim.  Situate in (In-  St-can   Mi  in�� Divi^imi of West  'Kootenay District.    Where located:    fvisl ol  Mi'iiii-taiii Chief ('iirpc.Mtcr Cieck.  rriAKK NOTICE That    I.   Oenryc   II.   Aylard.  J-    a��-<.'iil .for ���'   Ini  A. Finch. Free Miners'Cer  tilic.-ite Xo.-.'17,;j  \. intend, si.vty days from the  date hereof, r- i 'p y tu th- Mining   iiecorde.r fi.r  n Ci-riiiicati1 ol  I nt;jrc>\'('ltii-iit -. for the purpose o.  obtaiiiiiiir a  I'rowii   lirant   of  ilit- al.ow claim  And  ur: her ��� .-i ;.- n -lici- t!i   t act on in id  r ,ii- .'i7  llllisl he .���I'iiimeiiccd   bei.-ri-   !bc   i~siiancc'.f -licb  (.'erf itic.-it'- of Impriivi-uicnt-..  Dnieil this ::n li'dii-,' ..) Xo\i-mlie'-  ls;.!i.  -:n-i J li .11. AVI. \ 1��'D.  :>-':7>:(A: W. II. Willcnx.  F. M  C.  N.  ���J. Kiil'crrson, F. M C. Xo. Hi l.'J I: Willi  man. F. M. C. X .. -_'.-iia!i.-\: .John Roland  Stitt. J-  tlclic:-    I- r.'iel ion     II !iii-r;i I    Claim  get   Up,  lire, '  Is Mrs. Dewey's warning. <).  |Vna Oeorge. wiio used to lie in bed,  Now hustles in the morning; ().  i>, hurry. George, and heat the. rugs.''  |(nd Admiral Dewey lias to slide,  "p. warnings from the window come  iiw -beat it on the other side."  ill iw's all the jamily-J"  II  ght peart."  I T how'd yer crap turn out?"  1st middliu."  li" h<V\v's tin: lame mule u'doin'  1ily;t()ll'ah'lel''"'   '   '��� ������ ���  Ihk'much'.'tatexs?"  phf 'smart.'-' ���  r^er;rhM!tiifltism���tiovr'* hit?  N'eiv  !>en ver"  FuiMiil ure Denier and Kepairei  llnclcrtiiker and  Kinbiilmc  \TDT1CE IS IIERKBV G1VKN that the purt-  i\ iie.rship heretofore existing under the firm  name of Walker & Raker has been dissolved bv  mutual consent. O. G. Baker taking over the  stock and trade: lo whom all accounts are payable. C. G. RAKER.  If. M. WALKER.  New Denver. H. C, Dec. 1.18WI.  j \I.O. No. Hsiirm.,-,-id Herbert   Jhiulina-.   F    M.O.    ] No.   R'ti'iil.   intend,  sixty   day*    .r.-.u   the  (late  if.,   r\   iiATCI     ;liHfeol,     to    anply     to    the ' MiniiiL'   Recorder  S\jL.\f   lIU I tlL j for a Certificate of  Impr ivein.-uis.   lor  tin-  ' ur-  : pose of obtaining n Crown  Grant of  the  above  claim  And further take notice thai   action under see-  ticii 37 must be commenced  before   the  issuance  of such certificate of im-r-ivements.  Dated this l'lth day ol December. ]S!��>.  DAN  IIAXLO".  mi Col p. j  Stitt. F. ! Situat.  Family 6c Commercial.  arge  And  United  ICinpire r-ilioeral  t-laiin.  vtvpm^i^-  KOSSLAND.  ' C ���'\A     I ��.  A.  Comfortable  Rooms  le ii> ih.-Sli-ean Alhiiny Division ol Wi-s  Koolcua.v���-Di-sirict. Where located: S -uth  of .uid j liiiOiL;- the --Ral'lii' l'aw'r .Mineral  Claim. near Sandon.  rpdiK NflTU'E. Thai  1. ,\ . S. Farwell. acting  -*-    asa-ent   I- r the St.-u-  .Miiiiiii; and  Milling  ' o..  I,id   L:ao'ty.   Free   Miners Certificate  Xo.  l.'iils!)  iiite-'d. sixty da\ s  |i-oni  ! he date hereof  to anply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate  ��� ! 1111J ��� I- -\'ciueut.S. for the   purpose of .-.I  ,'JriiWi; Grant of the above claim  And further rake notice, that aeti-m. under sec  I ion ."7. uitist l;e   ciiinmenced   before the i<sn.-iiici  ��� if r.ueli t.'erlilicatc of Iinnrovemeuts.  Dated ihis .-.'���_'(! dav'-.f November. lStfii.  :���"{��]]-!(!i ' A. S   FAR WEI.1,  ntammg a  INTERNATIONAL    NAVIGATION  & TRADING CO.,   operating on  Kootenay Lake and River.  ' S.  S.  INTERNATIONAL.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson at 6:00 a.  in., daily except Sunday. Returning"  leaves Nelson at 4:30 p. m.. calling,  at Balfour, Pilot Bav, Ainsworth and:  all way points.     '  Connections with S. K. & 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 8 a. m.  Wednesdays'and Sundays.  LARDO-DUNCAN  DIVISION.  Steamer International leaves Kasln  for Lardoand Argenta at 8:-1 f> p. m.  Wednesdays and Fridays. Steamer  Alberta leaves Kaslo for Lardo and  Argenta at 8 p.m. Sundays.  Steamers call at principal landings  j in both directions, and at. other points  when signalled.  I    Tickets sol    to all point.-, i   Ca  ada  'and the United Statas.    To ascertain  rates and full information,   address���  Robert Irving, Manager.  S. Campbell, Kaslo, R C.  Freight and Ticket Agt.,   Sandon.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  To and from F.uropean   points via Canadian  and'American lines.      Apply    for sailing d.iterates, tickeis and   full   information   io any C.  Ry audit or���  G. H. (JAK-l.'K'r-.f.  C. I'. R. Agei'it. New Denver.  W. I'. F. Cummings, G. S. S.  Arjt.. Wjuuipf  . Fitted with every modern  convenience.-' Special protec-  tion airainst iire. Rates $2.50  and $.'i per day.  cock I \ n & PA P WORTH,  Situate ill  the Slocan Cicv    Mitiini; -Divisi f  West   Kootenay   District.     Where   located:  On ihe north side .if Ten   Mile.  Creek about  .-even miles from Sloe.in lake  'FAKE NOT1CK Tliai I,  R.   W.  Gordo     F. M.  I     C.   No.  3<��8aA.  acting    for  mvs.-lf and  as  agent for if. VV. Kent, F.M.T. Vo hU-'H-i. Tlmuias  Dunn. F. M. C. No. tfUWi, J. 11.   Ward.   F. M. C.  No 1!HM7a.  and  Geo.   Williamson. F M C. No.  I4!i��>!i. intend, sixty  days irom  the .late lieivof  to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a certifi-  ertie of impiovenients lor the purpose ol olitulii-  incr a Crown Grant of the above cl.-.Hn.  And further take  notice   that action   under  Sect ion .17 must he  commenced  before the i.-su-  aiH-eor siteli ceitiricate of improM-.,..-nt.-.  ' ated this ^'iitii dav of (Vlol-cr   ]S: !l.  Propi ���ct<.i��. | 12-* " r{. \y.(}uKl.ni.V.  St.  Clair Miurriil  Clai  Situate in the. Slocan .Minim; Division <>l West  Footenay    District. Where      locatc'l:  ..Mnwicli hlule. Carpenter creek.  'IV-UO; XOTIi:K   That   1.   Herbert   T    Tui ���  i-    agent tor .fas. IL.MonJii.  Free Minei's {\-n\-' ��ot cost you anvthin  ��.'"!M   r.N(J-      i:l!t'��� .:"1    <'l<��rle*   W. Greenlee. '  Jj.Al.t-. No.13972.  intend, sixty davs  from the  date hereof, to ni.ply to the Miijing Re<on(er f,���-  a certiheate ol .improvements, for. the purpose of  obtaining  a crown   grant ot the above claim  _An.H further take notice that action under See  'Ai niiul be ciinneiieetj iiefonj the. issuance of such  certtnejfti- of irniiroeements.  Dated tliis 21 _��� dav of I vcernher. ix;.<i  HFRBKRT T. hvicii.  Fellow Pilgrims  If you receive a copy 0f Tju:  Lkiki;: wit.liout  being a subscriber, do not be al.-o nicd.   It will  _   _.. v f'<"'lls a>'����if it. i f v o u  care to dnr up. you can irive no offense bv Ending in your collateral. The ;,,���,���.,; tlsee^nier,r.  is pi, but if you.nre financially i��� the s,lm��� ���,,���,;  m SI and for six months you will have all the  blessings that, this paper can -bestow upon you'  The. circulation.'is limited to one milli������vsV, ���c  not dally Oolong with tuoerastjnat.ion.  it. T. l.mvKiiy. s*  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C.,   DECEMBER 28, 1899.  6  Seventh Yeah  MINING    RB0QRD��   > ���'98, 504, and to Dec. 18th, '99, 393;  or a grand total for the period of eight  15  ]li  -Al-  The foil* i ing is a complete list of the  mining trai .ctions recorded curing the  week in tho .everal mining divisions oi  the Slocan. Those of New Denve - were  as follows:���  ASSESSMENTS.  Dec 11���Buniriide.  18���Shamrock.  ���C P It, Humphrev two vears 8200  ���Heber Fraction, No l,*NTo 2.    18-  pha, Lake view.  I'ltANSKKHS  Dec 12���Letters of administration, estate E S Williams, to ,1 C Williams,  Ausj-16  14���Dominion No 2,^4 each, A L  McLean to A D McDonald, I) M Mc-  Dou^-ald and D J McDou��-ald, Nov 30. -  Old Maid,   WS Clark to L M Nichol  son, Dec 1.  18���Keystone, \ each, George Davis  to F Swaimell and J H Werelev, Dec  18  19���Licensed-ranted to Antoine to run  a tunnel through the Tom Moore, Dec  6.  Robt A Lan-g-ell tiles notice that he  owns one half of Joker Fraction, Dec. 19  20���Mountain Scenerv i^, H Sheran  to H C Wheeler, Dec 4, $301).  Repeater ��, F L Bvron to same, Dec  12.  ���22���Gait,  Daniel,  Gordon, Donnelly  and Crawford Fractions I, J M Donnelly to J A Black, Nov 20, $500.  * A E y,, G A Jackson, H C Wheeler,  W S Clark to F L Byron, July 6. .  AINSWORTH    DIVISIOJN.  Dur:  the  ASSKSSM.KNTS.  Dec   7��� Boston,    Unexpected.  8-  Mnrray Creek, Britannia.  Dec 13���Red Brick. 1G���Extension,  Wedding Bell.  CliKTIFICATKS OP  IMI'llOVKMKNT.  Dec 7.���-Gem Fraction, Saint, Sailor  Boy, Bob Reid, and Humbolt.  Dec 13���Ibex, Triangle, Liddesdale  and Gilt Edge.  TKANSKKKS.  Dec 4���John A and Treadwell, all,  C Plowman to Rene Laudi; $1(3,000.  5���No 5 5-16, C C Poyntz to C F Caldwell.  9���Rockv Boulder 3^, II Giegerich to  G W Hughes,  11���Tony 3-16, H W Chapman to R A  Bradshaw.  Dec 13���Erie, Comstock and Virginia  all, E Cummings to C E Amsbough.  14���Star of the West, all, R Cameron  to H 0 Johnson.  15���No 5 5-16, C F Caldwell to D M  Lingard.  Athol, Lydia A, Island Boy, Dunve-  fan, Silver Plume, Resurjam and Yan-  ee Kid, 1-6,   R A Cameron to Wm J  Twiss, S125.  15���Combine Fraction, D F Strobeck  to W Clough, S100.  Salem and San Antonio %, Arthur D  Jones and G P Cragin to G W Udell.  HONU.  Dec 11���Tony and Glacier, Walter  Clough and R A Bradshaw to R Laudi,  bond for $5,000.  SLOGAN    CITY    Ol VISION.  years of 5,559 locations,  same period the certificates of work  issued numbered 4,578, and the sum  of $8,300 was paid in lieu of work  done. Three hundred and forty certificates of improvements were issued.  The revenue to the government from  these four items for the period named  was in the neighborhood of $35,000,  oi an average of about $4,250 a year.  This, of course, is nothing1 near the  total revenue received through the  New Denver office, as it does not include the item of records in the transfer department; besides innumerable  other sources of revenue, which would  more than double the amount given.  It will be noticed that there was a  slump of more than half between the  figures of 1897 and 1898. The dividing oi the division and putting an  office at Slocan Cits' is responsible for  this. A very favorable showing is j  made by comparing the number of  certificates of work issued with the  number of locations made. It shows  that very few locations are recorded  that are not considered worth work,  ing upon.  WISE    AND    OTHERWISE.  SI.OCAX    ORE    SHIPMENTS.  Total shipped Juh  17.993   tons.     January  Dec. 23:  Payne '.   Last Chance...'.  Sloean Star   Sapphire .......  Coin   Ajax  ...     Sovereign   Rei-o...".   Ivanhoe   Treasure Vault.  Red Fox..   Trade Dollar...  Liberty Hill....  Madison   Wonderful   American Boy .  Noble Five.."..  Idaho ���Mines....  to Dec. 31, 1898,  1st,    1899,   to  ��� Week  LOCA'L'IOXS.  Nov 27���Vigilant, 1 n f Lemon, R M  Covington.  Defender, same, P Dickenson.  Dec 11���Berkshire, Lemon creek, A E  Rothermel.  Manhattan, same, W D McGregor.  15���Tacoma, 1 n f Lemon, F Dick.  ASSESSMENTS.  Dec 9���Dodworth.  POWKR   OF   ATTORNEY.  Nov 27���R A McDonald to Chas McDonald, re Bachelor.  29���J R Stitt to Herbert Bunting", re  Sundown Fraction.  OPTIONS.  Dec 11���Leon, Calumet and Hecla, J  M McGregor, W D McGregor, to J C  Shook, S280.  TKANSKKKS.  Nov 27���Duplex l-o, Geo Saucev to  M B Merritt. '       j  28���Same, same to James Cross.  29���Sundown Fraction 1-10, J R Stitt  and H Bunting to H J Robertson.  Same, same to W Colpnian, $125.  90���Blend 4-9, W Clough to T Lloyd.  Zinc 1-9, P Swan to same.  Black Prince &, George T Gormley to  W A Galliher and P E Wilson.  Decl���Rother 1-6, Julius Wolff to J  McNaught  Rother Fraction %, H J Robertson to  same, $338.34.  Central Fraction, J D Reid and Win  Harris to same, $500.  Skylark Fraction, G Miller to same,  S500.  Superior ?j, H J Robertson to J Wolff,  $500.  Same, James J Moore to same, $500.  Shamrock, Robert Covington to W  Miller.  Vigilant, same to same.  Columbia, P Dickenson to same.  Defender, same to same.  15���Slocan Maiden and Slocan Boy ��,  C Garrity to C K Hammond.  18���Fountain J, P A Cameron to H  Giegerich, S17-S ���;��  Drey ins %.  Alexander  Love should not  only be true but two  true.  Daverns always  smile, though all   nature smiles.  Great changes are. sometimes effected  by small change.  So far as the nutmeg is concerned, life  is simply grate.  Wonder if it was a woman .who first  said all men are liars.  It never does for a farmer to be a liap-  pen-to-sow kind of a man.  The undertaker naturally has a tender  feeling for the practical joker.  There is one good thing about excursions.    Return tickets are provided.  It seems strange, but a girl will telephone what she won't tell a fellow.  A man's; belief in predestination possibly depends upon where he thinks he  ought to go.  The drayman may not be recognized  as of exceptional importance, but he is a  moving power.  It is the sacret of married bliss to let  your wife manage everything���the way  you want her to.  There may be some people who are  perfectly natural, but the naturally perfect variety are mighty scarce.  Don't devote all your time to making  a good appearance. The world has considerable else to do besides gazing at  you.  Queen Bess.  Wild Goose   Monitor   Whitewater '...  Jackson..   Hillside   Bell ���   Wellthg-ton   Antoine   Rambler...   Native Silver Bell.  Dardanelles   Great Western    Florida ....:  Bosun...   Marion .'���.-   Capella ���  Mollie Hushes   Fidelity.-.   Vancouver   Wakefield   Emily Edith   (> unstoek   N'oondav   Enterprise   Tamarac   Black Prince   Chapleau   58  V.\  Tola!  5,437  2,245  *' 548  33  18  40  W  180  119  112  1-1  50  3  11  2',)  48  ���    45  ���Sill  -1.441  15  L'(K)  2.318  874  1  <;n  n  050  Cli)  48  100  48  :��)  5SII  ���M  3  30  3  .120  580  150  120  A70  710  id  35  15  Parson's  uce  Co'y  Wholesale  BUTTER  EGGS  CHEESE  GREEN FRUITS  CURED MEATS  VEGETABLES  Shippers of the  Early Breakfast  Brand of Bacon.  Full stocks  Nelson   and  carried at  Rossland.  <**k/&%W%/W%,'&%/*r-  Fall and  Winter  Suitings  o my  Patrons  in the Slocan  Mail orders solicited.  Total tons.  77  19.38h  Now Inventions.  Below is a list ofi new inventions le-  cently patented by various inventors,  through the agency''of Messrs Marion  & Marion, New York Life building,  Montreal:  Albert Many. St. Hyacinthe, Que ,  shoes; Maynard & Frederick, Campbell-  ford, Qnt., bicycle propelling mechanism; Phileas Cnarboniieau,' Montreal,  reclining chair; J.O. Lamouroux, Sorel,  Que., plow; Vozina & Beausoloil, Montreal, gasoline burner; Louis Wimmer,  Elizabethport, N. J:, looping machine;  James Wilson, Glencross, Man., hay  loader; Robert Irving, Carwhin, Out",  fastening for stall chains: Lavoio& Clia-  zette, Montreal, extension lire ladder;  N. L. Gobeillo, St. Hyacinthe, Que.,  drain ditching plow.  California  Wine Co.,  ��oys,  my  Over=  coatings  will just  suit you.  Prices low  NELSON, B.C.  ?ASS!Xfi    NOTES    OF    INTIOKKST.  A giant lobster caught off Grand Me-  nan weighed 25 pounds, measured 42  inches, with claws 20 inches long, and  he is supposed to be of great age, estimated by some authorities to be fifty  years old.  The bee of Mexico does not "improve  each shining hour." As there is very  little cold weather there, no necessity  exists for.laying in winter supplies of  honey, and the bee is therefore as lazy  as a cockroach.  Williams is 'still in the ring. The  Xmas trade did not knock him out, although the amount of business somewhat staggered him. He has some  goods left that are as choice as they  make them. Get some of them before  the old year goes to the cemetery.  While partaking"  of the delicacies  of Holiday   time  don't forget the  needs of the feet.  Start the New  Year upon a good  foundation. You  cannot i  shoes    a  and  Wholesale  Dealers in  Choice Wines  Fragrant  Cigars.  Write for Prices.  Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenay  I have opened my Tailoring    establishment    in  Nelson and am prepared [  Pj to fill all orders with neat-  $ ness and dispatch.     Most i  J stylish Suitings and work-'  1 manship guaranteed.  When in Nelson call and i  1 inspect stock, or write me'  'and I will call on you with ,  sample.; of goods in, my  i trip   through   the Slocan  which I contemplate mak-<  ing in a short time.  Hoping to   be favored  with your orders, I am���  Yours truly,  E. J. Robie  The Tailor.         ���    ^  &  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Agents' for B. (J. 'Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills.  ATHOBEN'S  DLi  Mail orders.  New Denver, B. C.  Mcpherson & croft,  W II Crawford to George  New Denver  Transportation  & Light Co.  PALMA ANGRIGKOX, PROPRIETOR.  Hauling and Packing to Mines,  and general local business.  WOOD    AND     COAL    FOR     SA:  New  Denver,  IJ.  C  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.  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Brewers of Fine Lager Beer and Porter���the best in the land.    Correspond -  solicited.    Address���  R. REISTERER & CO., Nelson, B.C.  'HEN'  Heated with   Hot Air and  Lighted by Electricity  Large, comfortable bedrooms and first-class dining room. Sample rooms  for commercial men RATES, S2 PER DAY  MRS. E. C. CLARKE, Prop., Late of tlie Royal Hotel Calgary.  Baker St., Nelson, B. C.  msmto*^    NELSON  Carry a complete stock of  S���*g~��B  XT  and solicit orders from any part of the province.     Write for prices.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings aJways' on hand.  General Draying: Mining Sup  plies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.  Saddle Horses and Pack Animals.  Feed Stables at New Denver.  KKCOIUI    OFI'H'l  I'.USINKSS.  Recorder Mcliiiics has furnished us  with a brief statement, showing the  number ni locations recorded, certificates ol work .-Hid improvements issued and amount if cash paid in lieu  of work since the record office was  established in New Denver. The  fiirnres ;ir^ iute esting as they practical lv ever the whole period since  the SIochii mining division came into  existence, and will furnish a very  fair idea of the amount of revenue  that the government has received  fr ru thin section.  From the 5th of October to the ��nd  of the year 1891,  there were  119 lo  cations made.     In' '92 the  locations  numbered 6:3; in '93, 40-1; in '94, 273;  in'95, 639; in '96, 1095;   in '97, 1489;  JOHN WILLIAMS  Dealer in  IMPORTED  A iD DOMESTIC CIGARS  AN:5TOBACOOES,  PIPES, &.C.  J. K. CLARK,  MINES  ANDJVIJNiNG  Dealers in  Assayers' Supplies  Reports, Examinations and Management.  :W DENVER.  B. C.  Cor.  Itaicei* :m<l Josepliinu Sts.  Nelson,  K.  C.  E B. Dunlop  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  Children's Hair Cutting a Special y.  SLOCAN   CITY, - - B.  C.  Furnishes accommodations  to the traveling public  equal to any on Slocan  Lake. Comfortable beds  and tasty meals. The best  brands of liquors and  cigars on the market.  H.'D. CURTIS,"  Notary Public  Mines;   Real  Estate;   Insurance;  accountant.  Abstracts of Title Furnished.  SLOCAN CITY, B. C.  w  S. Dkkwky  Kaslo. B.C  H. T.TwiOd  New- Denver, B.C.  DREWRY .& TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Lund Surveyor.-  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  jETRashdall & Fauquier, Agents.  TH0S. LAKE, Prop.  # ^ADDS BROS 1  % PHOTOGRAPHERS p*  ^VANCOUVER and NELSON,  B.C. $  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confectionery and Fruit.  . E. Angrignon  The Leading.  iAiRDRESSER  Bosun Block.  New Denver, B.C.  PHOTOGRAPHERS  BATHS IN CONNECTION.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  E. M. BRINDLF  Watchmaker  aDd JeWeler New.Benver.  Orders by mail receive prompt attention!      ".'������'!--v.- ������  (*iil>im:t Sulio ��l.4(i, so prepaid  Film CariridKi'^. ."ixiii. ."'>v.  Dtliirr Suppih'-, same rnK-.s.  O. STRATH EARN,  Ka.��l<... B. (!.  GLin q��ality  City Employment Office  12  StCVCIlS  Ol., Spokane, Wash.  Telephone, Front 211.  Send us your orders for help.  JJ L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc  .Sandon, B.C.  Branch.office at New Denver every  Saturday.  in finish  Wi- are now rca y with  niir L'niiiplcle stoclc, which  lias no equal in tlie Province:  D'aniuiids of all sizes  Watches in prold fcsilver  Clocks aud Lumiw  Ausirian Art Gootls  Ebony Goods of all kinds  Sterling Silver Novelties  Cut Glass  Hollmv Ware [Plate  Mernlen  Britannia Silver  As  .    . .    ���. . Mernlen  Britf  repainny-  a specialty. KamPianw  r �� L J Sewing-Machines   -, i n      ,     i .Raymond. White  we  only   employ first-class         jewelers, all work}] guaranteed.  Mail orders receive our prompt  attention.  Wheeler &. Wilson,  Domestic.  All  the   leading  machines of America.  All goods guaranteed for  Al quality at���  The Jeweler.   Nplson, B C  ���  f


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