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 A^A^S1^^  Volume VII.   No  23,  NEW DENVER, B. C, MARCH 8, 1900.  Price, $2 00 Year  SLOGAN GAAIPNEWS  LOCALsOHIT-CHAT. SLOCAN    MINBIlAt     KLOAT.  Ed. Thomas is dangerously ill at Nelson.  J. A. Foley, Slocan City, has been appointed a J.P.  Several new business houses are opening- at Sandon.  Mrs. Peters has re-opened the K. & S.  hotel at McGuigan.  J. R. Barr is opening-a gents' furnishing1 stock at Sandon.  The C.P.R. reports business reviving1  greatly in this section.  An arrangement is being1 made to  continue work on the Noonday.  Sandon has failed to get its enabling  act passed by the legislature.  The Thistle Hotel, Silverton, was reopened by J. Thompson on Saturday.  The Lardeau camp has a mail service  that is a curse and a disgrace to any  country.  The red-windowed houses are to be  moved off Baker street, Nelson, by the  1st of June.  See Williams when .you want lemons  that will purify the blood in these days  of epidemics.  Rev. Mr. Duncan will preach in the  Presbyterian church next Sunday morning, tl 11 o'clock.  Sei vices in the Methodist church next  Sunday, morning and evening. Rev. A.  E. Roberts, pastor.  Bert Yates, son of Rev. Mr. Yates,has  accepted a position with Druggist Donaldson atSandon.  The Miners' Union is figuring upon  giving a ball in Spencer's hall, Sandon,  on the 17th of Ireland.  Officer Stubbs had much trouble in  taking Red Paddy to Westminster, as  he became violently insane.  The Ferguson Eagle, published by R.  P. Pettipiece, has made its appearance.  It is a most creditable production.  D. R. Young will start a paper at  Sumpter, Oregon. The citizens of that  burg are alread\r looking for cyclone  protectors.  The operating of a concentrator up  Four Mile creek may possibly work a  hardship upon Silverton. It might kill  the red fish.  R. Shand Churchill left for London  last week with a view to floating several Slocan properties upon which he has  procured options.  York   vs.   Provost,   in   the   County  Court, Nelson, was won by the plaintiff  It was a case over goods supplied the  'Two Friends mine.  If all signs do not fail accouchments  will soon be prevalent in New Denver.  It is a pleasant trouble to have in our  midst, and it is to be hoped the good  work will never cease.  The Wm. Hamilton Manufacturing  Co., of Peterborough, will make their  district headquarters at Nelson. Harry  Howson will be in charge and T. J.  Roadlev will be chief clerk.  .WKSTKKS    M'KTAL    OUTPUT.  LARDKAi;    MINKS.  TheAntoine has a force of six men  employed.  Payne stock is steadily advancing in  the eastern marts.  The Rambler shipped 123 tons of ore  during Feburuary.  The force on the Bosun has been increased to 31 men.  Twenty tons of ore was shipped by  the Bosun lait week.  More men have been added to the  force at the Enterprise.  Three months' supplies are being  packed to  the Marion.  Operations are to be resumed on the  Ruth, and the new mill will also commence running.  Ore is being brought down from the  Queen Bess for shipment.  Last week's ore shipments from the  Slocan were upwards of 500 tons.  The forces on the Payne and Last  Chance have been largely increased.  Large quantities of powder and rails  were sent out to the Bosun during ihe  week.  A promising vein, giving fair values  in silver, has been uncovered on the  Storm.  The Sunshine was another new shipper during the week, having sent out  20 tons.  Twelve men are working on the Surprise. Another shipment will shortly  by made.  The Payne shipped 290 tons of ore  last week, most of it going to the Trail  smelter.  Forry tons of ore was shipped out by  the Last Chance last week, being the  first this year.  Every effort should be made to get  an early start made on the Silver mountain wagon road.  Liens aggregating ��1500 have been  filed against the Noonday by the workmen for wages owed.  It is confidently expected the Slocan  ore shipments will soon aggregate a  thousand tons a week.  An option has been secured on the  Mollie Hughes from the local owners.  It will be placed on the London market.  Forty men are employed on the  Wakefield, and everything is in operation, concentrator and tramwav included.  The main tunnel on the Joker group,  driven from the foot of the shaft, is in  ore all the way. The high values in  "���old and silver continue.  The annual   report  issued by Wells,  Fargo & Co., of San Francisco, with regard to  the  gold,  silver,  copper, and  lead production of the Western States,  British Columbia and  the Yukon gives  some interesting data in respect to the  output of 1899.    The total value of the  metals yielded by the States,Territories  and Province included amounted, according to   the statistics before us, to  $203,511,907, of which ��90,190,167 represented gold, $38,804,496 silver, and $59,-  244,994 copper, and $15,302,248 lead values.   The greatest  producer of metals  during 1899 was  Montana, which gave  a worth of $50,695,000; Colorado came  next with $43,180,913, then British Columbia and  the Yukon (grouped together, with  $23,862,941.   Arizona meanwhile produced  values of $20,353,421,  Utah $15,064,682. and Idaho $12,736,860.  Alaska is credited with $4,740,846 of an  output, mainly gold, and California has  quite fallen behind Montana and Colorado as a metal producer, the total yield  from this state for 1899 being $16,953,-  117, or less than half of that of Colorado.  Taking British Columbia alone, our annual metal  production at this moment  stands approximately equal to  that of  Utah or Idaho, with every prospect of  soon passing- each  of these States.   It  will,  however, be long ere we reach  the position of Colorado, of whose total  output over $26,000,000 stands, for gold  values.  DKNVBUITKS    KNTHUSK.  The defendant secured judgment in  the case of Murphy vs, Brandon, at the  County Court this week. It was a contest for ownership of a building erected  -on the townsite of Brandon.  The commissioners have granted the  following licenses: Newmarket, New  Denver; Thistle, Silverton; Taylor's,  Enterprise; Arlington, Slocan City; K.  & S. and McGuigan, McGuigan.  There are four kinds of wit:���Humor,  satire, wit itself, and after wit, which is  the commonest of all, and consists of the  bright things we think of when it is too  late to say them.  On Saturday, March 17, a concert will  be given in the McKinnon hall, Silver-  ton, in aid of the Catholic Church. A  fine programme has been prepared, and  New Denverites are cordially invited  to attend.  A toboggan slide in St. Moritz, Switzerland, extends three-quarters of a mile,  and is said to be the longest in the world.  The descent has been made in seventy-  one seconds.  II. Clever, of this town, has given an  option on the Lost Tiger group to British parties. The property is situated  above the Alpha, on Silver mountain.  Work is being put on the March Bird  and March Bird Fraction, two promising Goat mountain prospects, this  month. Very good showings are reported.  On the Smuggler group, under bond  to the Warner Miller people, both tunnels are in ore, there being eighteen  inches of mineral in sight. Fourteen  men are employed.  The Mountain Chief, near New Denver, is under examination by the Canadian Goldfields Co., with a view to buying it. This mine has already shipped  $149,000 worth of ore.  The crosscut tunnel on the Twin  Lakes, at the head of Ten Mile, is approaching- the lead. Numerous stringers carrying ore have been encountered. There is a large force of men employed.  Messrs. Brockman and Stace, two  British capitalists of means, have purchased the Monitor group at Three  Forks. The figure paid is understood  to be $120,000. The same parties own  in the. Ajax Fraction.  When the Boers form firing line, nobody is left to look after the horses,  which are trained to remain where they  are as soon as they feel the reins dropped  over the necks.  New Denver has shown a good deal  of interest and patriotism in the present  mighty war in South Africa, and its citizens have shown their  loyalty to their  Queen and Country  in a practical manner���by sending three men and a bag-  full of money.    Small wonder is it then  that the glorious  victories  for British  arms last week should cause enthusiasm  to break loose;.    The  relief of  Ivimber-  ley was enthused over greatly; Cronje's  capture by  the Canadians and   ;'Our  Bobs" set the kettle of enthusiasm boil  ing mightily; but  the relief of Lady-  smith  capped  the climax.   The  town  was  in  an   uproar.    The  24th of May  wasn't in it for a moment.    Flags were  unfurled to  the breeze in every direction.   On the Thursday night the band  turned out and everybody in town as  well.    A big bonfire   took  place on the  government square, a life-size effigy of  Oom Paul, pipe in  mouth, being set on  the pinnacle of the pyramid of barrels  and old boxes.    His subsequent demise  was   greeted   with    uproarious   yells.  Cheers were given   for the Queen, the  g-allant Canucks, Our Bobs, etc., and  then an adjournment was made to the  Bosun Hall, where the inevitable dance  followed.  IMPORTANT    NOTICE.  The rawhiders are I making two trips  a" day from the Nettie L. The property  has big ore reserves in sig-ht.  Arrangements are being made to do  considerable development on the Manila group so soon as the snow goes.  Upwards of $6000 has been spent in  development on the Rob Roy group  since last July,by the Scottish-Canadian  Mining and Development Co. It will  be a shipper this season.  The bond on the Towser has been  thrown up, owing to the operators failing to get an extension of time for the  second payment. Chicago people held  the bond and had spent about $10,000 in  development.  It is expected the Union Jack group,  two miles from Ferguson, will turn out  one of the biggest propositions in the  camp. It has a number of leads, and  values as high as $200 pei ton have been  obtained.  Twenty-three men are working on  the Silver Cup and are taking out three  tons of ore a day. Rawhiding will continue till the road breaks up and *hen  development will be pushed. The property is looking well.  On the Crackshot group the lead is  from six to twelve feet wide and traceable the entire length of the two claims.  Assays have been obtained as high as  800 ounces silver, 5 per cent copper, $12  in gold, and 70 per cent lead.  The Little Robert group is made up  of eight claims and carrying three, par  allel leads. An IS inch paystreak has  been exposed on the main lead at a  depth of 12 feet, which gives returns of  Ml ounces silver, 5 per cent copper and  46 per cent lead.  SHORTER WORKDAY 1  V./S2  a  s  SCHOOL    REPORT.  An extra of the B. C. Gazette, issued  Monday, contains an important notice  affecting certificates of improvements  of mineral claims, the effect of which  appears to be that work done in excess  of the statutory requirements in any  year, may be counted in any subsequent  year to keep the claim in good standing. In the words of the order, "sections 5 and 36 shall be so interpreted as  to permit a free miner who has applied  by affidavit for a certificate of improvements,to receive and record a certificate  or certificates of work for all or any assessment work done by him or his predecessors in title since the recording of  the mineral claim,in excess of the value  for which he has already obtained a  certificate or certificates of work."  The following is the standing obtained  by the pupils attending the New Denver  Public School for the month of February,  1900:  Fifth Class.���Arthur Irwin, William  Vallance, W. D. Thompson, Bert Perkins.  Fourth Class.���C. Nesbitt, C. Irwin,  H Delaney, E. Irwin, H. Baker, C. J.  Vallance, F. Ding-man.  Third Class.���Iv. Delaney, G. Baker,  L. Koch, E. Byrnes, R. Blumenauer.  Second Class.���E. Taylor, Marion  Mclnnes, J. Cropp, M. L. Nesbitt, E.  Gibbs.  Part II. Primer.���H. Nelson, Grace  Sutherland, G. Williams, M. Sutherland.  Part I. Primer.���C. Nelson, A. Vallance, S. Irwin, B.Baker, W. Nesbitt,  A. Williams, M. Vallance, V. Cropp, W.  Clever, M. Clever, D. Shannon, R. Blu-  Wiliiams.  J. Irwin, Teacher.  menauer, C  THE   NKLSON    MINSTRELS.  MANSFIELD   RAISING   THE   WIND.  Ernest Mansfield, by all accounts, has  been most successful in England in the  raising of money for investment in British Columbia. Notwithstanding the  tightness of the financial market, he has  put through one deal, and the prospects  are bright for the consummation of  others.  Are   Now  Uritislt Subjects,  No less than twenty applications for  naturalization papers were granted at  the county court. Nelson, on Monday.  The following citizens of Slocan City  have become British subjects:���A. E.  Teeter, William Brasch, G. E. Stoll, J.  Dudjinski, V C. Rackliff, T. Romano,  and A. Broadwood.  The. Nelson Minstrels will give a performance Monday evening, March 12,in  the Bosun Hall, in aid of the Canadian  Patriotic Fund. This organization  should not be confused with other combinations of a similar character, for it  gives a show unsurpassed by any amateur company in British Columbia. It  is composed of good singers, dancers  and musicians. The cake walk is one  of the best things on the programme  and the singing of the quartette is simply immense. Reserved seats at Nelson's drugstore.  Smallpox in Nukugp.  Last week a case of smallpox developed at Nakusp, the victim being- the  wife of C. P. R. Station Agent McCully.  Dr. Brouse was summoned from here to  attend the case and at once took the  proper precautionary means of dealing  with the disease. Dr. LaBau, of Nelson, provincial health officer, has also  been on the ground. All the C. P. R.  employees have been vaccinated and  the Nakusp depot and inmates strictly  quarantined.  Kossliind Ore Shipments.  Ore shipments from the Rossland district are diminishing each week, being  considerably less than the output of the  Slocan. The shipments for last week  amounted to 351 tons. Of this the Le  Roi sent out 301 tons. Iron Mask 20,  Evening Star 30, The total for the year  is 32,002 tons.  There is no more important question  before the Canadian people today than  the agitation for a shorter workday, and  a vigorous campaign is being conducted  in various sections of the country toward this laudable object.  Trainmen in the employ of the G.T.R.  and C.P.R. are forced to work 16 and 17  hours per day, and are often called out  again before they are able to secure the  necessary rest. Station agents,telegraph  operators,trackmen and other employees  have similar grievances.  Workmen in factories are compelled to  work ten or twelve hours daily at such a  high tension that they are unable to use  their remaining hours for self-improvement by reading, etc., but must rest to  prepare themselves for the next day's  slavery.  Farmers and farm laborers work from  sunrise to sunset, and ths harder and  longer they work the less they get for it.  The mortgage never works, but it draws  interest 24 hours a day, seven days a  week and 365 days a year.  Clerks and owners of stores enrich the  gas and oil monopolies by keeping the  stores open to allow the artizans an opportunity to do their trading after the  day's work is over. The merchants ought  to understand that if the factories closed  down earlier they could close their stores  earlier, and that if the factories employed more men they and the farmers  would have far more cash customers to  sell to.  Labor saving machinery has been introduced in every line, but the capitalists who spend their summers at the  summer resorts are securing all the benefit of the inventions. All the workman,  the tradesman or the farmer gets is a  living (and a very poor one compared to  the wealth he produces), and he should  not get less if he worked a shorter number of hours daily.  Wherever the experiment of a shorter  work day has been introduced it has  proven successful, and many of the leading manufacturers in Great Britain and  America have adopted the principle.  .  Public ownership of the railways and  other public utilities is becoming more  and more popular, and everyone should  do all in their power to aid the movement; but it must be recognized that  what is wanted is a shorter work day for  all, and not only for civil servants. Too  often these persons lose their interest  in this important question so soon as  they obtain the shorter work day for  themselves.  Socialists point out that if all able-  bodied men did their fair share of labor  the work day would only be about four  hours in duration. Statistics prove this  assertion. While socialists desire that  each person born upon earth shall have  an equal opportunity, some people still  have the idea that socialism means "dividing up." The kind of dividing up socialists believe in is the division of labor,  so that each shall be a producer, and the  millions of out-of-works and the thousands of millionaires be given an opportunity to do useful work. As St. Paul  says, "Unless a man labors neither shall  he eat."  The shorter work day is a live political  question in British Columbia today. The  law passed a year ago providing that no  person shall work underground for more  than eight hours per day went into force  last June, and the millionaire mine  owners who clip coupons and draw dividends in Toronto, Montreal and London,  England, are pulling wires and stopping  the wheels of industry throughout the  province in an endeavor to make the law  unpopular. We sincerely hope and believe they will fail, as the socialist and  trade union movement has made too  much headway to allow the wheels of  progress to be reversed.  Great progress has been made in Australia, New Zealand, and many European countries, and the trades unions in  Canada and the United States have also  taken many forward steps towards a  shorter work day. We need not lose  sight of the inspiration given us-by Bellamy's and Blatchford's pen pictures,but  we must try and secure some reforms  such as  the shorter  work  day, old age  pensions and work for the unemployed  to relieve the oppressive conditions of the  day. Do this and posterity can be trusted to keep the ball rolling.���Citizen and  Country.  THE    AL,IKN    LABOR    ACT.  Mr. Mclnness recently asked in the  House of Commons:  1. Was the government requested to  enforce the Alien Labor Act, 1897, in  the Slocan district,B.C.? jlf so,by whom  and when?  2. Did the government enforce the  said Act as so requested? If not, why  not?  3. Has Commissioner Clute made his  report on the Slocan labor troubles? If  ao, when will it be laid on the table of  the House?  4. Is the government aware that  larger numbers of aliens are now being-  imported to work in the Slocan mines,  than before or during Commissioner  Clute's investigation?  5. Does the government intend to  enforce the said Act in the said district?  The Prime Minister, Sir Wilfred  Laurier, replied:  The government received complaints  from certain; miners' associations in  the Slocan district. The complaints  came I believe, either in December or  January. On receiving these complaints  the government appointed a special  commissioner, Mr. Clute, to investigate  them. Mr. Clute has not yet made his  report. The government intend to have  his report and to consider it before taking anv action in the matter.  EXT ENS 1 VE   IM PRO VJEM E NTS.  The first carload of ore from the Hartney mine went out last week No further shipments will be made till the  wagon road up Silver mountain is built,  which will probably be late in the  spring. The government is readj' to  give such assistance to the project as is  deemed advisable, and the Hartney,  Marion and California companies have  their money ready to go on with the  work. Operations will probably begin  as soon as the snow is gone.  In the meantime the Hartney company will erect a new ore house, bunk-  house for fifty men, and such other  buildings as are necessary for the extensive operation of the property. Ne-  gotions are also well under way for the  purchase of a compressor plant by this  company. This will be installed as early as it is possible to get the machinery  ontheground this summer. Everything  is turning out unusually well for the  Hartney company, and the property  promises to be one of New Denver's big  shippers.  SLOCAN    ORE   SHIPMENTS.  The total amount of ore shipped from  the Slocan from Januarv 1, 1899, to  June 30, 1S99, was 15,113 tons. From  July 1, 1899, to Dec. 31, 1399, the shipments were 4,310 tons.   Following are  the shipments from Januarv 1, 1900, to  Mar. 3 .-  American Boy   Last Cliance   Sunshine   Queen  Hess   Humbler   Surprise   Lucky Jim   Florida   Bosun   Hartney   Emily Edith   Vancouver   A rlington      60  Black Prince   Total tons     510 28S5  SLOCAN CITY   N.EWS  IN  11KIEF.  Week  Total  2!K)  1,8!X>  40  40  40  20  ao  201  30  381  20  73  20  20  GO  20  iO  20  20  60  160  40  60  The Kilo has been closed down for  the present. All the men came down  Tuesday.  The Arlington shipped out 60 tons of  ore last week, being consigned to the  Trail smelter.  Forty tons of ore was shipped by the  Black Prince during the week. It was  consigned to Trail.  Mrs. II. P. Christie and her two sons  left Tuesday for Montreal and New  York. They will sail from the latter  place next week for England, where  the boys will be left at school, and Mrs.  Christie will return after a few months'  visit to her old home. THE LEDGE, NEW*" DENVER, B.C., MARCH 8,  1900.  Seventh Year  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months $ .75  Six"       "  1.25  Twelve " ...2.00  THKEK YiAHS  ���������   a.00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents jier 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 itcceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something j-'ood  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once Hf-:ain to look at  your collateral.  f BUKSDAr,   MARCH 8.   1900.  FROM THE KDITOK'S  UI'PKIS STOPK.  bottle placed it out of sight while his  face showed signs of disappointment.  This shows how quickly times change.  Not long ago in Kootenay if a man  produced a bottle in public, he was  fortunate if he got it back empty.  Thus does the march of civilization  crush out old-time customs.  Let us fumigate !  land.  is the cry of the  If Barnum was alive he would no  doubt make an attempt to secure the  B. C. Legislature as an adjunct to  his freak museum.  From ocean to ocean a thrill of delight ran through Canada last Thursday at the relief of Ladysmith. That  night thousands celebrated the event  by lighting bonfires, exploding fire  works, drinking boozerino, singing  songs and in many other ways showing their joy. The demonstrations  showed plainly the bond that exists  between Canada and England. It  also shows us how much of the savage still lurks in our natures. To  exult over the miseries and defeat of  a fallen foe may be human, but it  appears that after being smeared  with the gloss of* civilization for centuries it will still rub off easily when  occasion demands or passion excites.  We wonder if Christ w^uld have approved of these celebrations it He had  been in Canada last week.  ride on this road, whose service is a  disgrace to modern times.  We wonder how long the people  will allow such a state of affairs to  exist. They are indeed meek and  lowly to permit soulless corporations  to swallow their wealth and give so  little, in return.  TKN    M1U3   ROAD.  WANTKO.  The Christian religion is least appreciated where it originated, around  Jerusalem. This is the way with an  occasional newspaper in Canada.  The C. P. R. took mover $29, 000,-  000 last year. We do not wonder at  this. We have just paid them the  freight on a small jag of paper from  Sherbrooke.  The Kaslo Kootenaian, in its efforts  to back up the  project for a wagon  road from Kaslo to Camp Mansfield at  the public expense, does not to hesitate to lie about the   matter.    We  claim that the proper and natural outlet for Camp Mansfield and the rich  properties in that vicinity is by a road  along Ten Mile creek, eight miles of  which is already built.    The Kootenaian states that in building such a  road it would cross three divides and  three summits.    Prospectors say that  only one  divide  would   have  to be  crossed, and  that so  slight as to be  hardly recognizable,   so   easy   and I  even is the grade right from  Slocan j  lake.   The public prefer to believe \  men who have  explored the section j  in question rather than take the word j  of a journal that procures its ijiforma- j  tion   from  interested   parties,   more j  talkative than reliable.    The truth is j  always the best, even  in  the matter I  of wagon roads. !  Baefc of. Montreal,  Established 1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    : 1,102,792.72  HEAO    OFFICE,    MONTREAL.  ���Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona a.id Mount Roval, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. Gr. A. Drummond, Vice President,  .   E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  ,_   TT   Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  E. PITT, Manager  'Remember that every trial we hear,  however hard and cruel it may seem, ih  sent to teach us some needful lesson if  we only have the sense and patience to  learn. ,  li li  C.  M  The Slocan is filling up with scabs  that work longer than eight-hour  shifts. Most of them come from vaccination points and each one stays  about three weeks.  The   sun   worshippers claim that  their   religion  is 144,000 years old.  A missionary is trying to teach it in  "Chicago.     He   should   find   a good  field for his work in Sandon.  A Government for British Columbia!  It must have brains and be educated beyond the schoolboy era.  The members must all be able to  read and write and- be above calling  each other liars.  Every member must work for the     '-That clergyman is responsible for  public good, and keep his  hand  out all my trouble."   "Why! how is ��� that?  I  NKSIUTT, (Bosun Mock)  Denier in  LIGHT    AND    BKKEZV.  Tobacco   and Confectionery  Depat tment  of the public sack.  No mouth pugilists need apply.  Members must be honest, and able  to talk.  No lunatics, human sponges or  political pap suckers need apply.  For further information apply to  the voters of this glorious but wonderfully governed country of ours.  A    W AKM    CITY.  'He married me."  Miss  have  If the money expended on fire  crackers over the celebration of the  relief of Ladysmith had been se.it to  the wives and relatives of the soldiers  it would have not caused so much  noise but been of more lasting benefit.  A new pen shover now guides the  destiny ot Kaslo's only newspaper. If  he can rise above the dictates of the  stockholders the journalistic Sands  may show the yellow gold of literary  merit that the paper has so long been  short of.    An aggressive, enterprising and  entertaining newspaper is one of the  most potent factors in building up a  country. Th's paper has done more  to advertise the Slocan to the outside  world than anything else, and is ably  supported by the business men of the  district. Look at their ads! Most of  them can be seen by an ordinary  microscope.  There is no smallpox in the Slocan.  It is not wanted as we have had  plenty of trouble during the past  year. If the disease, which has  raged in a mild form for so many  months in the republic to the south of  us, should break out it will And the  Slocan unprepared. Unlike the  editor of this paper, few of the people  have been vaccinated, and hardly  any of them have fumigated their  houses with the fumes ot sulphur.  There may be no United States of  America in a few years. The massing of wealth in the hands of a few,  the constant fight ot labor against  capital, and the corrupt condition of  politics will in a short time breed a  revolution that will drive Uncle Sam  into oblivion and cause the world to  shiver with terror. The states are  already on ihe down grade to destruction and the air brakes of* reform  should be immediately applied. We  trust Uncle Sam will take the tip  before it is tori late.  A Rossland minstrel troupe recently visited Spokane and gave a performance over which  the  people of  that city went wild, according to the  local press.    There may have been a  host of claquers in the audience,  but  the warmth of the audience  was not  on account of the artistic performance,  or else the Nelson Economist prevaricates.    That  paper says that their  performance in  Nelson did not assay  more than a trace of genius, and that  the actors were wearisome.   But then  this show was from Rossland,  and  Nelson society is so highly cultured  that it is difficult to please its taste.  We think that the extraordinary success of the troupe in Spokane was  simply because the actors came from  B. C, and that  the Spokane people  were determined to give the boys a  hot time.    And they can well afford  it for many a fat bank  roll   in Spokane was gathered  around Rossland  and the Slocan.     The  people of that  eity have done a great deal for B. C,  and this province has in many cases  returned the compliment.      It   is a  city of bright, progressive people and  we regret that there is no legal way  of moving it to some point on Slocan  lake.  Stocks���Did you propose to  llichleigh, today? Bonds���Yes, I  the refusal of her.  ��  They sat and held hands all the evening-.    "How silly!"   "Oh, 1 don't know.  You have to in plaving whist."  "��  She���1 suppose you were present at  the court while in London?   He���Yes,  twice, but 1 was acquitted  on both occasions.  ;������  NEW DKNYKH, 11. C.  Ill  llll  i  111  HI  nil  i  in  HEWER & CROFT,  At least not. until we have demonstrated  to  your satisfaction that our  new stock is the tinest over brought  into "the Slocan,   we have  other new goods that we  are' itching to tell you about.  Before proceeding to do so, let us suggest that this is the  season of the.  year when plans are laid for the Spring houee-cleaninir,  and as you  will undoubtedly want to re-paper the  home and make it light,'  bright and cheery, we would advise you to inspect our wallpaper stock and get prices.      '     Do not delay.  Hauling and Packing to Mines,  and general local business.  WOOD    AND     COAL     FOR     SALE  New I>���snvor,  H.'.C.  Visiting Curate-  Ah. my friend, you  should reflect on the fact that we are  here today and gone tomorrow. Convict���You may be; I ain't.  A    ItOTTEN    SERVICE.  A business man may as well attempt to run his delivery rig without  axle-grease as to run his store without advertising. .And yet there are  men in business who are ever complaining about the lack of business  who, when they advertise, if they advertise at all, do so in such a halfhearted way that they could not  win trade from the unsophisticated  savage.    The   main   point   in adver-  In New Zealand you- can ride on a  railroad thirty miles for ten cents. In  B. C. you can ride about two miles.  In   New   Zealand   the   government  owns the railroads.    In B.  C.   it is  whispered that the railroads own the  government.     See the difference to  the people!    There is  the  Nelson &  Fort Sheppard railway.   It runs from  Nelson to the Boundary  and is operated by the Spokane Falls & Northern  Railway   Company.      The  government gave this road nearly a million  acres of land, and in return the road  gives the public a service  so  rotten  that vaccination  is almost necessary  to escape from  it.     It  costs  $!-.).50 to  ride from Nelson   to Spokane,   a distance of 200 miles.    The  passengers  are compelled to   ride   in  one   filthy  car.    There is no com fort or pleasure  on   the   trip.      Chinamen,     Dagoes,  Japs,    Indians   and   others   are   all  jumbled   together.       A   millionaire  from Three Forks may   have to sit in  the   same  seat   with   a   moon-eyed  celestial,   or   a     white-panted dude  lave  to touch the  the   garlic tainted  tising is to know wnat  say and then say it wit  that will convince a re  know vour bu-in-  you want, to  i a (iirectness  ulor ! hafvoii  from Nelson may  ! clothes and smell  I breath of some  I sunny clime of* I  ; object to anv eias:  I wiiv   car,   provide;!  Concentration is not always what it  is cracked up to be. Who has more of  a single purpose in life than the confirmed old bachelor?  The Modern Version���Liveried Menial���Me lud, the carriage waits without.  Lord Fitz Josher���Without what?  Without horses, me lud: 'tis an automobile.  ��  Aged Admirer���Think of all the luxuries a rich husband like me could give  yeu. Miss De Young���Oh, a rich father  would do just as well. Go and marry  my mother.  ���      �� I  "There was a tire on  the stage of a j  New York theatre, the other night and |  one of the chorus  girls  had her trunks  slightly scorched.''   "Couldn't they be j  removed in time?"   "No. she had theih I  i  on. i  ��. .  Boer Child���-Father, if 1 were carrying- the Bible in one hand, and a gun in  the other, and an enemy approached,  which should 1 drop first? Boer Father  ���The enemy, my son,  Sunday School Teacher���Now, boys,  what would yon say if you had been Lot  fleeing from the burning city of Sodom,  and you had seen your wife stop and  look back? Little Boy at end of class  ���Rubber.  ��  There was blood in his eve;  "Is the editor in?"  "He is," said the boy at the door.  Ten minutes went by���  With a thump and a cry  The stranger crasheddown on the floor  There was blood on his chin,  As he fell down the stairs;  He gave, a faint gasp and a moan.  Quoth the bov'with a grin,  "Was the editor in?"  "He was," said the. wreck with a groan.  Lady���1 gave, you money yesterday  because you said you wanted to iruy  bread: then you turned rig'ht around  ami walked straight into a saloon with  it. Beggar���True, lady: sad. but true.  1 am one uv dom absent minded beggars.  lie slower in choosing than in changing a friend.  JOHN WILLIAMS  Dealer in  IMPORTED  AND DOMESTIC CIGARS  andTObACGOES,  PIPES, &C.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confection-  cry and Fruit.  BATHS IN CONNECTION.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  And when you have satisfied yourself as to wall paper, look at overstock |  of those tilings known as floor coverings, such as  Carpets,  Rugs, Mattings,  Linoleums.  They are nice, and just what you need.    Curtains to match.  _w    _.  It's somewhat early, perhaps, but  we want to prepare you  for the  sensation that is sure to tingle your sportive disposition when  1     you see our new line of  Fishing Tackle  Received this week direct from Wm  Croft & Sons, Toronto.    New-  fangle Flies, Spoons, Reels, Rods, Gaffs, Lines, Etc., and Bait-  Baskets that all Nimrods dehght in.       They must be  seen to be appreciated.    Flies that makh fish bite.  K?  If  H1UCK  FuK    SAI.K.  JOHN   UOKTTSC.HIa  NKW  DKN'Vr.W.  BOURNE BROS.,  New Denver, B. C.  OCrELlllJlXXl <����>  C?0  H, I). cniTis.  Notary Pursue.  Rkal   Estatk;   Insuranck;  account a xt.  Minks;  Abstracts of Title Furnished,  SLOCAN CITY,  B. C.  J. E.. Angrignon  The Leading  Hairdresser  Bosun Block,  New Denver,  B.C.  Travelers  Will find tli<>  Arlington Hotel  a ploasiint piiu-e to stop :U when in  Sloean City.  GKTHING & HENDERSON. Proprietors.  SLOCAN CITY, R C.  7  Heavy and Shelf Hardware.        Jessop's and Canton Drill.  Stoves. Tin and Granite Ware.  We are handling- all kinds of  Blasting, Mining- and Sporting Powders.    Also Blacksmith's  Coal.    Lumber, Sash and Doors.  THE WM. HAMILTON MANUFACTURING CO., LIMITED  PHOTOGRAPHERS  LOOK!  C:l.)iilli:l Solio   Film (.'iirtrirliri-s. :i.lx:l  f mlift- Snppiii's.  ���l.-IO. ifii plTp.-iifl  ;nme mirs  PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO,  <). STRATH KARN,  K;isl,.. H. C  plebian from r.hc  taly. 'We- do not  ; of people in n ni]  RFUABLE   ASSAYS  O.-.l.l .-��� .:Vi | Coli! Mini Silv.-r. ..< .  LiMii .'���" I (lolil.siiv V. copp'r ].  ~-:lHlpla-: I i V   Inai!  ]���<���!-<��� i Vi ���  pro      ill   a 1 ! I'lltioi l.  Rich Ores and Bullion Bought.  NEW DENVER,    B. C.  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation lor the traveling' public.  for  rooms  promptly attended to.  Proprietor.  HENRY STEGE,  d?.  3L>^  ISARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  oiiililr-u's linir ("utthiL  ;|.|>CAN    CITY.  a Spccin Iiy.  H.   (.'  T  )i  Sandon.  VMV  and ciea .1.    .But when  Robs  Hie J Mini;  111 a ml   la  :.ra  i ie  riiii^' we  pocki-i. a  ever'.- in;  u*.     IhJ-  a parson,  saw  hot.lh  1) in  ;��� on the  .sslaiid  a   man   take  df boozerino  ,lie ear a drii  i! between  ui-her i;ve-  vulently  as most  uiMu:.'/ht,  strangers  th exile  ofttm t he f.ase, 011 this road  people curse a   ;-ovcrmnen  ruin his! lioi. lessen   the   cinch   o:" a  'i nd oiler j corporation.  k except, j     The   accommodation  wo were j port; to Spoka.no   is  sov  do when j the jolting of the cars i  a i'O.   :-.< itx���. 1 f  rv.v,:v>v is j  it.   makes;  ; chat floes I  i-T.'aspinu" I  H'oni     ,w;;..i;.  ���    bet ���...���(���,   bill.  SM irroa.t, that  j ��JU&,lc  l����  : >.-i 1 \-.-i-. <v>io.  i.o 'elf  The ��  P  h I ^1 Vi f\  ,iaiiy.  .ii.  Sa  :">i'n no  Bci curd a  ������K'lM'AIETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  riTui;. ai.itarv I'l'Hi.ic, Etc.  :.   i'b ('.'.  office at Xew Denvcrevery  II;i*oinip|i' -ii-coin'.u"(latioii.  :iinl Miry,  ;iin|  ili,.   (lining  Salllllli'   ItnolllS   for   ( '(llllllli'  lot  I f...  via !  lal  !..  inniil'i'i- ni' pai.pl,..       .'hi' i-of.ins arr liirfre  i-  proviiii-ii   uiiii i-vi'ryMiiiiir   in tin- mark"!  lavrlcra  1  <k�� *.��v h il  II  uckley. Prop  J fr, f 1  <s %��� ����� e -  we are. a way Iroin home,    .vol a man  took a drink and   the  man   with the  f.'l.i:.:    la.l.-l  .pat.  N ilk 11  people  occasionally   <ret  sick   at the;  stomach, and timid travelers  fear to ! MlS.  flflCDOUgaJd."  i'.ai:  SwL.  .NO!  "S'  ��� e  -0 y&-  ^��W(t,  V��  4f  <L;.����   a..  ^.!3 s^.sj &~o�� >/,-\ x.~  Javi  Krifi;i7 ;il  I Oil,   l-.tC.  ARY  \>VMAC. j  ;���!��� 11. SA.\'i)(;N, B. ol  ��1  '���A    ' w.   (T  J3 kJHSZ  \    /?&    j?$ (?*;>     f-'-j r> ..���', ;-i .---.r~,-    #\    m, *pn__ Seventh Year.  THE LEDGrE, NEW DENVER, B.C., MARCH 8. 1900.  A   WOMAN'S   LOVE.  A sentinel angel, sitting high in glory,  Heard this shrill wail ring out from purgatory :  "Have  mercy,  mighty angel, hear  ray  story!"  "I loved���and blind with passionate love  1 fell.  Love brought me  down   to death, and  death to hell;  For God is just, and death for sin is well.  "I do not rage against this high decree,  Nor for myself do ask that grace shall be;  But for my love on earth who mourns for  me.  ed it and read as follows: 'I was deeply  stirred by the undertone of despair in  your advertisement,, as I was once as  friendless as you are. I found a start in  life through a noble man avIio, like myself, was an unbeliever. And if you  call and see me I will prove to you that  there is an unbeliever who is both able  and willing- to g-ive you a start in life if  you are worthy. Ask to see me personally, as my partner is a Christian, and,  though a ^ood man, he might not be  disposed to look on your case so kindly.'  "Wonderful coincidence wasn't it?  But the most wonderful part of the story  "Great spirit! let me see my loveagain, j js yet to be told    These two men were  partners. Kach one of them was trying  to do a good deed without the knowledge of the other.  "The end of thestory? Well,thatwas  interesting and remarkable too. After  trying in vain to decide which of theso  two gentlemen 1 should make mvself  And comfort him one hour, and  I  were  fain  To  pay  a  thousand  years  of  fire   and  pain."  Then said the pitying angel. "Nay, repent  That wild vow ! Look, the dial-finger's  bent  Down to .the^last hour of  thy punish-   !<110W11) j   determined to see them to-  ment- I g-ether and raad the two letters to them.  But still she wailed, "lpray thee, let me j ] did s0; am|  you ought to  hare seen  go  !>'  , . : the look of blank  surprise that came  I cannot rise to peace and love him to, \  ehim in his bitter woe t�� ! "vor   the faces of both men  as   they  0, let me soothe  learned that, though differing so widely  in creed, they  were at one in acknow-  The brazen gates ground sullenly ajar,  -\nd unward. iovous, like a rising star,       ...      ,,        ...       ,, -.      m,  She rose and vanished in the ether far.    i l<^i��g the religion of humanity. They  i were silent for a few moments,and then  But soon adown the dying sunset sailing, (the christian,  with tears in his eves,  And like a  wounded  bird  her  pinions  trailing,  She fluttered back, with broken-hearted  wailing.  She sobbed, "1 found hi in by the summer sea  Reclined, his bead upon, a maiden's  knee���  She curled his bead and kissed him.  Woe is me!"  She wept, "Now let my punishment begin!  1 have been fond and foolish. Let me  in  To expiate my sorrow and my sin!"  The angel answered, "Nay, sad  soul, go  grasped tho liana of bis partner and  said:  ���" 'Brother, 1 have wronged you, fori  have learned that, without knowing it,  you are not far from the kingdom of  heaven.'  " 'It is I who have wronged you,' exclaimed his partner, 'in assuming that  you would not obey the teaching of your  Master to feed the hungry and clothe  the naked. Let us hereafter live as  brothers, indeed, even though we may  not be able to profess the same creed.  And may the unknown God whom we  so ignorantly worship accept us at the  To be deceived in  your true heart's de- j last.'  sire |    "These two good men gave me a start  Was bitterer than  a  thousand yerrs of, an(1 w(Ji.e my de_rest   fiends until they  fire* ���John Hay. | died.    Thc-moral of it all? Welljthink  there is more goodness in the world  than can be enshrined in any creed,  however true "  III5I.PING    THE    HKI-IVLKSS.  Goodness   U   not    Confined    to Any   On��  Crood or Doctrine.  A    TOWN    WITH    TWO    P.KUSOXS.  The question of religion came up the  other day in the Busy Men's Lunch .Club  in New York, and old farmesan, who  is senior warden of St. Pecunia's  church and therefore constitutes himself a defender of the faith, remarked,  "You may say what you like, gentlemen, but a religious man is more apt to  help those who are in'need of it than an  infidel."  "I am a. firm believer in Christianity,"  remarked Bilson, "butl take exception  to that statement.    When  it  comes to  helping a fellow who is down it is about  an even  toss  between a  Christian and  an infidel.    You donbt it?" he exclaimed,'* as he saw old Panne-son shake his  head.    "Well, to  prove  what  1   say, I  will give an episode in my own life.    I  came to New York in 187:-J with no capital but a country  made, suit of clothes  and a common school education.    I was  a lank looking young fellow, with 'hayseed' written all over nic: but .like many !  another country lad, I   was  irresistibly |  attracted to the  city, where 1 soon  ex- j  pected to  strike  the  combination that  would lead  to  fortune and fame.    But  before long  my  main thought   was to  keep   front  starving.    1   could  get  no  work, and  no  one  would  listen to hie  when 1 asked  for  it.     1   tried  to   keep  my courage, but   in   my  heart 1 would  have given anything  to be back on the  old farm again.  "Well, one day 1 grew especially desperate. The papers were full of the  triumphant success of 'Billy, the Con-,  verted Bum,' who was holding revivals  all over the country. And I asked myself why I, a clean, decent young fellow  who had never been a 'bum,' should be  allowed to starve, while 'Billy* was living on the fat of the land. At first the  wild thought came into my head to  start out myself on a career of c.r���I  mean of revivalism, under the name.of  'Charley, the Converted Boy Fiend,'  and rake in the shekels like 'Billy.' But  somehow I felt I couldn't get down as  low as that. A brilliant thought struck  me, however. I would state the whole  thing in an advertisement, more to relieve my feelings than with any hope of  getting an answer.  "So 1 scraped enough money together  to insert the following in one of the pa- j  pers: 'If I   were  a.  drunken   bum   just J  taken out of the gutter, scores of  kind i  i  religious  people  would   stretch   out a j  hand to help me.    But   as 1   am only a !  decent ami  self-respecting young man, j  with no vices or bad habits, 1 am-with-j  out work   and  starving  in   this great, .'  cruel city.' And 1 added my initials and i  address. j  ������The next day 1 called to see if there i  might possibly   i.e.  an   answer, and got i  i.w.i.     The first  one   I   opened   read as >  follows:  '1 was touched by yonr strange  advertisement, as i   myself was once in ;  ;kk!| ion.   i found help through  "I had an experience once in running  a newspaper which has never been duplicated by any other man on earth,'  saidC. H. Battison. "For three months  I ran a weekly paper in a town with only  two inhabitants���the postmaster and  myself. It was Congress, Col. That was  a boom mining town in 1883, and miners  flocked in there by the hundreds on account of a 'strike.' Claims were gobbled  up like hot cakes.  "Under  the  mining  law,  after   $500  worth  of work is  done  on a claim it  is  necessary to insert a notice in a newspaper of general circulation   for a period of  three months.    My father held an office  in San Juan county, and while out visiting him I sew an  opportunity of leasing  a newspaper  plant and   make  a lot  of  | money running legal  notices.    L did so.  i For several   months  I   did a land  office  j business.    It was a  thriving little ham-  | let.  ! "The business of the town enabled the  postmaster to make about. $1500 a year.  A few months before there was to bean-  other readjustment of the postmaster's  salary things began to drag at Congress.  The mines were not panning out well.  There was a 'strike' at Telluride, and all  the miners lacked up and went to that  place. They were followed by the merchants, saloon men, gamblers,dance hall  people and all. Whithin a week there  was no one left there but the postmaster, Jamee Edwards, and myself. Edwards did not care to give up bis post-  oflice as long as it paid so well. He was  from Ohio.  "I was tied up with a lot of legal publications. I was certain to get my money  for the notices as soon as they had run  the required length of time, so I could  not leave. We had everything our own  way. I would help him run his postof-  fice and  he would  help  me  write hot  stuff, set it up, and pull the lever of an  old Washington hand press. The post  office was confined almost wholly  to the handling of the circulation of my  paper, the Red Mountain Pilot, about  fifty copies.  "The day that the legal notices last  appeared I told Edwards that I was going to pull up stakes and leave. Hi6 big  salary ran another month and he wanted  me to stay, offering to divide up, but  that was no inducement. When he saw  that I was determined to leave be said,  'I'll lock up the post Office and go, too.'  He turned the key in the door of the  post office and I locked the door of the  newspaper office, and we both walked  out of town."  WALES'  BIOGRAPHY   IN   BRIEF.  Here are some interesting facts about  the Prince of Wales which are condens"  ed from his biography as written by his  private secretary:���  He ie colonel eight times over.  He has one private secretary, two assistant secretaries, and a staff of clerks  to assist them.  He receives 200 letters a day ami answers most of them.  Every minute of his time in London  is spent according to schedule.  He has every order of knighthood in  Europe.  His uniforms are worth 875,000.  lie is the chief horse owner, dog owner and yachtsman in England.  He goes to church every Sunday  morning.  He started life with a yearly income  of S55,000.,  He says he has no debts.  He loves to travel incognito in Paris.  His favorite vehicle in London is a  hansom cab, yet his stables cost 515,000  a year.  He thinks his nephew, the German  emperor, is too sensational.  He has friends in every nation, and  speaks German, French, Italian and  Russian.  He is 5 feet 0 inches tall and weighs  180 pounds.  He is 57 years old and has four grandchildren.  When he was young he was very  tenderhearted and cried for days when  a tutor left him.  He is said to be one of the best shots  in England.  He sets the fashions in clothes for the  whole world.  He popularized the Alpine hat.  He has thirteen university degrees.  He has made more speeches than any  other man i n  the world,   but   mostly  short ones.  He owns the deepest mine  in Great  Britain.  He was the first Christian to dine with  the Sultan of Turkev.  mendations did he buy. Eventually he  eecured the Yellowstone group, near  Ymir, Since that time the Yellowstone  has been costing him $11,090 a month for  derolopment work. Asked one da)T if he  was not getting tired of accepting these  monthly drafts, he said : "Oh, that's not  much. I made $625,000 last year, and I  am laying aside $40,000 every month for  investment." According to all reports  he has a good property in the Yellowstone group, and when it commences to  ship ore it will rank, with the best of  them.  One of Senator Fulford's favorite stories concerns Mr. Jos. Choate, who before becoming Uncle Sam's ambassador  at the court of St. James, was a successful New York lawyer. In a certain case  Choate was acting with a colleague of the  Hebrew persuasion, who when the suit  was concluded aBked him what was his  idea of the size of the bill of costs which  they were to jointly tax their successful  client.  "O, I have not thought of that yet,"  replied Choate. "How much do you  think it ought to be, Ikey?"  "Veil, 1 tink about $200," said the Hebrew lawyer.  "Well, leave it for a day or two and  I'll see," replied Choate.  Two or three days after the Hebrew  called and Choate handed him a cheque  for $750, remarking, "There'syour share  of the fees in that case, Ikey."  Ikey looked at the cheque and then  fell on his friend's neck, crying, "Yo-  seph, almost thou persuadest me to be a  Christian!"  fie Got In formation.  Prospectors  9  ,  Young- men, become your own  assayers. Three months will  teach yon assaying for gold,  silver and copper. Live and  learn how, cheaper than you now  live   Columbia College,  Board and Instruction in assaying  ... all for.. ..  ONLY $26.00 PER MONTH  Write to the principal���  REV. W. J. SIPPI'ELL, B.A.B.D.,  New Westminster.  AH classes o! U'tinmiff may  he had in t.his the  only college of its kind in the west. ���  NOTICE.  W. S. l.'HEWKY  Kaslo. B.C  H.T. Twioo  Xew Denver. B.C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion anil Provincial Lund Surveyors.  Civil and Milling Engineers.  Itallord, McNeil Code.  jtSTltiislHljill & Fiim;uier, Akciii*.  AtMOST    I'EKSBADED.  During the conversation, says the Calgary Herald, someone brought up the  name of the new Senator, G. T. Fulford,  who started life as a clerk in a drugstore,  made millions out of selling pink pills to  pale people, and is now building for himself a Carara marble palace in Brock-  ville, Out. In appearance and stature,  Senator Fulford is not unlike a well-  known and popular gentleman wbo has  made a fortune in providing British  Columbians with beef. He is 45, has  some pretry daughters, could not qualify  as a college professor, but has travelled  much and-delights in telling a good  story.  Some time ago a fancy seized him to  own a mine. Through a friend he made  it known that he did not understand  companies, stocks, dividends, and other  technicalities, but that he was prepared  to pay $100,000 for a good mine, whether  it be gold, silver or copper.  Nov. in British Columbia there are  many men who would willingly oblige a  friend by selling him a mine for $100,000,  and the consequence was that the millionaire pill man was soon inundated  with "propositions."    Not, however, till  A man   who does  not  take his home  paper, but occasionally  answers advertisements  in . "story papers," has   had  some interesting experiences.    He learned that by sending one dollar to a Yankee he could get a cure for drunkenness.  Sure enough   he.did.    It was  to "take  the pledge and  keep  it."    Later on he  sent  fifty  two-cent  stamps  to  find out  how to  raise  turnips  successfully.    He  found out���"Just  take hold  of. the tops  and pull."    Being young he Wished  to  marry,  and    sent   thirty-four   one-cent  stamps to a Chicago firm for. information  as to how to make an impression. When  the answer came it read : "Sit down in a  pan of dough."   That was a little rough,  but he was a patient man,and he thought  he would yet  succeed.   The next advertisement he  answered, "How to double  your money   in six  months.".   He  was  told to convert his money into bills, fold  them, and he would see his money doubled.   The next time he sent for twelve  useful household articles, and  he got a  package of needles.    He  was   slow   to  learn, so he sent a  dollar  to  find  out,  "How to get rich"���"Worklike the mischief and  never spend  a cent."   That  stopped him,   but his  brother  wrote to  find out how   to  write a  letter  without  pen or ink.    He was told to use a lead  pencil.    He paid fiye dollars to find   out  how to live without work, and   was told  on a postal card, "to  fish for suckers as  we do."  PASSING    NOTKS    OF    INTEREST.  The sun at its centre is three times as  heavy as mercury.  Fifty years ago there was not a Christian on the Fiji islands; now there is not  a heathen.  Alcohol was first distilled by the Arabians, and when we talk about coffee and  alcohol we are using Arabic words.  A Vienna journal declares that a local i  electrician named Pollack has invented!  a way of telegraphing (i0,000 words per j  hour over a single wire.  Eat plenty of oranges and apples and  you) health will improve. They arc  almost as ��-ood as vaccination and far  easier to take. Williams has plenty in  stock, a fact that should be remembered.  VTOlICEis hereby jriven that an application  i> will be made to the Legislative Assembly of  the. Province of British Columbia at its next session for an Act to incorporate a Company with  power to construct, equip, maintain, and operate  telephoneand telegraph lines within and through  out all the cities, towns; municipalities and districts of the Mainland of the. Province of British  Columbia: and to construct, erect, and maintain  such and so many poles and other works and devices as the Company deem necessary for making, completing. supjjortiriR. usintf, working,  operating and-niaiiitaniin^ the system of communication by telephone and telegraph; and to  open or break up any part or parts of the said.  highways or streets as often as the said Company.  its agents, officers or workmen think proper: and  for the purpose of the undertaking to purchase,  acquire, lease, expropriate, hold and sell and dispose of lands, buildings, or tenements within the  limits aforesaid; and to purchase or lease, for tiny  term of years, any telephone or telegraph line established, or to be established.in British Columbia  connected,or to Ik- connected,with the line which  the Company may construct: and to amalgamate  with or lease its line or lines, or any portion or  portions thereof, to any company possessing as  proprietor any line of telephone or telegraph  communication connecting- or to be connected  with the said Company's "line or lines; and to  borrow mom y for the purposes of the Company,  and to pledge or mortgage anv of the Company's  assets for that, purpose; and to receive bonuses or  privileges from any person or body corporate;  and with all other usual, necessarv or incidental  rights, powers or privileges as may he necessary  or incidental to the attainment of the above objects, or any of them.  Dated this 1st flay of March, lftno.  DALY &  HAMILTON,  Solicitors for the Applicants  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  St. Clair Mineral  Claim.  Or never so poor, that it  could not be made better by  - NEWSPAPER  ADVERTISING  in a judicious, pains-taking  way, and the circulation of  neatly    printed,     attractive  BUSINESS  STATIONERY  in the ordinary channels of  trade   and    correspondence.  Situate in the Slocan .Mining Division of -We.se  Kootenay    District. Whore     located:.  Mowich Slide, Carpenter creek.  'i-PAKK NOTICE That I. Herbert T. Twh.--.  1 a Kent for ,1ns. H. Morasi, Free Miner's Cefti-  lic.-'.te Xo. VS'.K-i, und Charles W. Greenlee,  J<\ M. C. Xo. UifiT:.'. intend., sixty days from the  date hereof, to anply to the Mining Recorder for  a ccrtilicate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a  crown   grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under Sec.  37 must be commenced Irjfon: the issuance of such  ccrtilicate of improvements.  Dated this 2ig. day of December, 1889.  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  Monitor Mineral- Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay Distiict. Where located: Sooth  of Three Forks townsite.  'PAKE NOTICE that I. Herbert T. Twi^. as  I a^ent for George A. Petty, F. M. Cert. No.  13930, Eleanor .1. Kendall, F. M. Cert, No. 13875,  and Alfred I?. Finland. F. M. Cert. No. 13874.  intend, sixty days from the date hereof  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate  of improvements, for the purpose of obtain  ing Crown a yrant  of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 n.ust be commenced before the issuance  of such ccrtilicate of improvements.  Dated this nth da v of January. 1900.  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  Smith���Does your barber talk much:-'  Jones���Yes, and he illustrates his story  one  came   with   unquestionable recom-  with cuts.  If it's an increase of business  you are after you can ��ret it.  The quickest way about it is  to advertise through the  columns of Tiuo Lkixih���the V  most widely-read paper in  the minino' rc<vjon. It g-oes  into   every   home,  in Slocan  New Defrayer  Sandon  Ka.5:lo  Whitewater  S.'locaiii   C:lty  Stlver-boi"!  AM Mixing C&mps, \  In this advanced a<>-e it is  out of business g-ear to attempt to carry on any business without suitable, printed  stationery. You should be  supplied  with good   quality  Letter Headb  BilJ.1 Heads  Statements  Note Heads  flerrno Heads  C:i re-a Jars  Eitiryelo'pes  Anything Wanted!  United  Umpire Mineral  ���hifm.  situate in the Slocan City   .Minin-  Division oi  West   Kootenay   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    & No ,^!KI32A. acting:   for mvseir and assent, lor H. W. Kent, F.M.C. No. 59280. Thomas-  Duiin.F. M-C. No. 20100, J. H.   Ward,  F.M.C  Ao. 19137a, and Goo.  Williamson. F. M. C. No  1I929H 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 31 must be commenced before the issuance ot such certificate of improvements:  Dated this With da v ol October, 1899  ]-"-s    '      ___  R.W.GORDON.  That  Kitchener Mineral  Claim.  Sitna.e in the Mo can Mining Division of  West Kootenay D.slrict. Where located-  On the .South I. orl< of Carpenter Creek, about  three miles up from Codv, li. C.  TAK? XOTICK. Thnt T,"e. M. Quirk, free  I miner s ccrtilicate No. 2(l.%i, intend. iXldavs  from the date hereof, to npplv ro the Mining  Recorder lor acertincatp of improvements for  the purpose ot obtaining a crown grant of the  above claim.  And further rake notice thai action tinder section 3. must he commenced before tin-issuance  of sucn certificate of improvements.  Dated till-- lath day of .la niiarv. ltion. m���-���;  Sundown  Fnictioii .Mineral   Claim.  Situated in the Slocan City Mining Division of  West K.ooremiy District.    Where located-  <>n the north sirlcof  Lemon  Creek, opposite  the nioiitn ..('Summit creek.  TAKK NOTICK that I.   iJjm Ilaul-n, acting tl<  1     tin .'igein (.������ ,/.   B.   Walliice    "       *-" *  >-'.Vi:iA: W  ���I. Kobei  W'illcox.   F  F    .M.  C.  No.  M. C. No. ItolWS: H.  ���I. Kol.errs.,,,   F  Al. C, \o. Mi i-'l: William Colp-'  M.(. .-v.. I->i,9s, and Herbert Hunting. F Alt;  .No. ��'���-'''- intend, sixty .lays from the date  lioreol. to apply to the Alining Recorder  lor a Ccrniicat.. of Improvements, for the pu---  P<.?c..l obtaining n Crown Grant of the above  claim.  .And further Pike notice that   action under section .ii must, be commenced   before  ihe  issuance  of such cerfiliciiie of improvements  Dated this 19th day of December.'.1S99.  DAN  JIANLON.  m^Bm^K  ANDSOO LINE.  KKKP.   YOU!:.  'i!.\!i  Ix. Jo.   \\  We Inivc ;i spivbilly i-un-  trivi-d envelope advertisim;'  Ne.tv I Jenvei- thai should be  used by every letter -writer  from this point They eosi  ���Si for t he lipsi hundred and  oOe for each subset n.'iil bi'.i  ��� with your n.-inie and address printed rhereon. For  tho ladies wo have a t'aney  lihe   of   Ihe   late-t   styles   of  Visiting- Cards  A lid ni||- sfoek of  i'i 'iv, .^ r. .-a hi'".mi- rv,  Between  ATLANTIC Al PACIFIC  The direct route from  Kootenay Country  to all points East and West.  First-Class Sleepers on all trains from  ���K'evelstoke ami Kootenay Ld#.  Tourist Cars pass Medicine Hat daily  for St. Paul; Sundays and  Wed- "  nesdays for Toronto: Friday>  for "Montreal and Hoston."  Same ears pass   K'evelstoke  miedav-  earlier.  ana-.  eoNNKCTIoVS  Kevel-loke ;onl mo in jin.  S:.V.k   Dly:lv     -I Laicr C. Si.iii,_.    aia Dailv l.-,::a  *:l.>k ex. Sun: Iv N.I leaver ,l.,|-: ar ex. Suii.i;,: (.  HOSSI.ANI'.   MI.Su.V   fl.'ow's   M-:a !     l.i.ANill     ., \  i:or.\[iAi:y eorvi i:v.  I'.aok c\.   Sun: lv X.Denver |.,|^: a i- ,..\.Sun laa-e  To ,\\| i I la i.M SAM.n.\  I."..:, :k dlv Iv        . .|i..-,\ ,ri  l-e"li   e.\'    .Si iv        N    DellV,  . 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Seventh  Year  MINING   RECORDS  the following is a complete list of the  raining transactions recorded during the  week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Denve- were  'as follows:���  LOCATION?.  Feb 15���Snowbird fr, Carpenter ck,  D McLcod.  23���Coosie, Goat mountain, Robert  Forrester.  2G���Oversight, near New Denver, G  E Smith.  March 3���Spokane, Red -Mountain, C  Brand.  ASSESSMENTS.  Feb 20���Ton ka fr, Morn fr. 22-r-O'pa-  tunka. 26���Victor. Mar 1���Hopeful.  -2���Summit.  CKKTIF1CATKS OF IMPROVEMENT.  Feb 22���Morn Fraction, Tonka Fraction.  24���Legal Tender.  ���28���Slocan Belle, Victor.  Mar 2���Cody Star, Tip Top.  TRANSFERS.  Feb 23���F W Wright to Emily Swan,  revocation of po irer of attornev,on Feb  -23.  21���Estate of E C Pease, letters of administration to .1 Wilson, Sep 18.  26���St Clair X, J Moran to C Greenlee, Feb 24,  Random, same to same.  Grand Stand, Iroqouis, h each, C W  Greenlee to .1 H Moran.  A E, all, W S Clark to J G Clark, on  Feb 12.  June Bird, same to same.  SnowCap, same to same.  Texas Boy fr, same to same.  C P R, saine to same.  Silrer Tip, same to same.  27���Notice of sheriff's sale, oa March  <5, of all Chas Callag-han's interest in  -Cody and Joker Fractions, Feb 26.  28���Clara Moor, Mrs. Clara Wereley  to A S Reed, option to purchase % interest for $300, Eeb 21.  SJLOCAN    CITY    DIVISION.  Paul  LOCATIONS.  Feb 20���Paul H, Tobin creek  Hauck.  22���Moonraker,between Spring-er and  Lemon, D Hanlon and H Chapman.  ASSESSMENTS.  Feb 23���Dwig-ht  TRANSFERS.  Feb 22���Two Friends %, Annie Provost to Thos  McNish.  27���Clyde J, G Miller to D Arnut.  Same, same to J E Tattersall.  Same 1-6, same to W E Worden.  Same, same to A C Smith.  Chapleau Hill fr J, D Sutherland to A  S Balder son.  Same, same to D Arnot.  Mar 2���Liberty $, W R Beattie to D  T Davis and Annie Horton.  California, Nevada, Silver Dollar and  October % each, Frank .Anderson to E  Qui Man.  AINSWORTH   DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  near  Blue Bell, by F  Feb 12.���Cwis  L Fitch.  13���Sandon, Kaslo  mountain, J  lance.  Val-  ASSESSMENTS.  Feb 8���Hillhurst.  Feb 13-Gold. Western. 17���Ella  May, Vermont.  Feb 19���Mollie,Delamar,Copper Star,  Rodney. Delhi. 22���Allcander for three  years, Dewey, Kitchener.  CERTIFICATE OF  IMPROVEMENTS.  Feb S���Volunteer, Six Friends,White  Elephant, Korea.  Feb 15���Gold, Western.  TRANSFERS.  Feb 7���Lucky Strike and Silver  Queen %, A Quinn and H A Prosser.  8���Hillhurst ��, J McLachlan to Miss  SMChisholm,S250.  Feb 13���Iron Horse ��, C G Johnston  to J B Westbv and A D Westbv.  Superior fr, all, J B Westby to J B  Townsend.  15���Vernon and Hilltop &, D M Lin-  nard to W Chaplin.  Johnson 9-10, E M Banting- to Geo W  Beam.  '    TRANSFERS.  Feb 19���U N T and Rock ford J,AD  and J Z Westby to C Johnson.  Same to same, agreement re the Iron  Horse.  20���Cloudburst, No 2, No 3, No 4,  Fraction fr, Dixie. Northern Light,Vernon, Hilltop, % each, C F Caldwell to  W G Johnson.  No 3 and No 4 5-16 each, F D Crowe  to C F Caldwell.  No 2 same, C C Poyntz to same.  22���Kootenai, FL Fitch to P Criddlo,  ntKSEKVING    ����NK    TIMBERS.  ture. This is of some service, but is apt  to be deceptive since it often happens  that timbers so coated are found to have  decayed within while the coated surface  appears sound. It is at best but a makeshift and serves to prolong the life of  timbers very little'.  The different processes for preserving  wood, as now generally accepted, are  identical in principle, though they differ  in detail. The object in all of them is to  expel all sap and moisture from the  wood, and to replace the sap by the preserving rluid, whatever that may be.  In some cases this is attempted by simple immersion or steeping, though this  method is not-generally approved, or  rather is considered imperfect. The  better processes are intended to expel  the sap and introduce ��� the preservative  by mechanical means. Some force the  fluid into the pores of the wood, thus  expelling the natural moisture; others  reverse this and draw out' the moisture  by suction, the preserving material  being drawn in at the same time. The  result is the same in either case, and the j  adoption of one method or the other is a  mechanical question entirely. The different preserving processes differ from  each other essentially onla in the nature  of the impregnating fluid.  Perhaps the best known of these in  this country is the creosoting process, so  called because creosote is the active preserving element. The materials used in  this are either dead oil or heavy oil-  both names are used���distilled from coal  tar, or wood creosote oil obtained from  the destructive distillation of pine timber. The dead oil is more commonly  used as being more efficient.  Another preservative which has been  used with good results both in this  country and abroad, though it is more  favored in Europe than here, is a solution  of bichloride of mercury (corrosive sublimate). ThiE process is also known as  kyanizing and has many advocates.  The main objections to it are the cost  and the poisonous nature of the solution,  requiring special care in its handling.  In France, where it has been most used, i  it is not considered best adapted to timbers placed underground.  Chloride of zinc is the metallic preservative most used, and its antiseptic  properties are generally admitted. The  objections to it are that it is liable to be  washed out if exposed to wet, or to be  converted into oxide of zinc, which is  not an antiseptic. To remedy this several variations of the burnettizing process���as the zinc chloride process is frequently called���have been devised.  These all provide for some supplementary treatment after the zinc chloride  solution has impregnated the timber,  with the object of closing the outer pores  and preventing access of moisture to the  into ior. In the Wellhouse process���  which is the most extensively used, and  which is recommended by so high an  authority as Mr. Octave Chariute���the  supplementary agent is tannin. A zinc-  gypsum process has been used, and a  process in which dead oil is employed as  the exterior preservative. Barium  chloride is another material which has  been used in this connection.  Copper sulphate is used abroad to  some extenl, and it was the preservative suggested by the first experimenters  in this direction, some 60 years ago. It  is still used to some extent in Germany,  though it has been generally abandoned  in France. The drawbacks are the cost  of the method, the expensive apparatus  needed, the necessity of using sulphate  absolutely free from any impurities, and  the fact that where iron spikes or bolts  are used in contact with the copper sulphate, the later will be decomposed and  the resulting sulphuric acid will injure  the fibre of the timber.  The cost of treatment per cubic foot  with the different antiseptics is as follows: Dead oil, 7.13 cents; bichloride of  mercury, 4.17 cents; zinc chloride, 2.30;  zinc chloride and tannin, 3.20 cents;  copper sulphate, 2.50 cents. These estimates include only the direct cost of  treatment, and not transportation nor  interest on cost of plant.  Thinking to confound his host, Drach  answered:  "Well, yes; come to think of it, I'd  like to have a bath."  The. proprietor let his feet drop from  the railing upon which he had hoisted  them, disappeared in the house-, and returned in a moment with a huge tin  cup full of soft soap, a rough towel and  a pick and shovel which he offered  Drach.  "What's the pick and shovel for?'  asked Drash.  "Wal, stranger," answered the landlord, "th" watuh's low, and yo'll  have to damn up th' creek."  Soap and  Health.  Established in Nelson 1890.  At the Tuberculosis Congress, which  recently assembled at Berlin, the praise  of soap was sung  in  the leading languages of the world.    "More soap, still  more soap.    That is what is needed to  check   the   advance of   infectious diseases," said Emperor William.   Scarlet  fever, diphtheria and  measles could be  forever eliminated if only perfect cleanliness were enforced for a single generation, officially declared a British scientific commission.     Soap   has removed  the horrors of cholera,typhus, smallpox  and other pestilences.    With  the various  peace   commissions working their  miracles, the only war in the world will  be against dirt, with cohorts of soldiers,  from professional nurses to the most expert scientists, armed with soap. Never  was the phrase, "cleanliness is next to  godliness" so conspicuously the cry of  the civilized world as it  is today, and  the greatest reformer at the end of the  century is soap.  I am now on deck to tell my friends 'T am still alive." ,  y Stock is Up-to-Date  Prices are Right  I Guarantee Quality  I demand the Largest and Latest stock in B.  C, which 1 want you to know, and don't forget the place.  Headquarters for  Watches, Jewelery and Diamonds   ,  The Famous KARN Pianos  SEWING MACHINES  :::$45.00  Raymond Cabinets for.  Wheeler & Wilson for .  Domestic for   "White for   As we only employ the most expert watch  makers and jewelers, till work guaranteed.  All orders by mail receive our prompt at  tentiou, at���  Standard for.  84? Roger Bros'  Knives, Forks and Spoons, always on band.  Don't forget the place, at���  The Jeweler,  NELSON,B. O  Hill Bros.  Manufacturers'of  Q. B. flatthews,  Sells the  Best Cigars in  QUEEN'S HOTEL  NELSON  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  and  Shingles  Orders  shipped to all  parts  Country.     Mill at  head  ���Slocan Lake. ���  of the  of  Postoffice address, Rosebery.  The 8=hour  Has been on shift in the  Slocan for many weeks,  bat 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.  New Denver  Transportation  & Light Co.  PALMA ANGRIGNON, PROPRIETOR.  JL*4  arge  Heated with   Hot Air a  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  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  ProprietorR.  FRED J. SQUIRE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line  of guitincs and  Trouserinffs aWays on hand.  <r i m a B-a era ��s D��ne f  PHOTOGRAPHERS  tVANCOUVER and NELSON,  B.C. ^  NELSON.  Carrv a complete stock of  FURNITURE  and solicit orders from any part of the province.     Write for prices.  that waken  evervthing: but  The Dead.  At E. M. BRINDLE'S,  New Denver.  California  Wine CoM  NELSON, B.C.  Wholesale  Dealers i  Choice Wines  and  ROSSLAND.  Cigars  Write for Prices.  Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenay  OUR CORSET DEPARTMENT IS UP-TO-DATE  IN   ALL  STYLES   AND  PRICES. a  Fred. Irvine & Co.,  NELSON, B. C.  MILLINERY���ALL THE  LATEST    STYLES    AT  LOWEST  PRICES.  General Draying: Mining" Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.  Editor Left Home.  The Methods Adopted After Much Practical  Kxperience by JKngineers.  The question  of   treating   timbers   to  protect   them  against  decay   has  been  carefully   considered   by   engineers    in  Europe and Mie  United   States during a  number of years.    In fact,   timber  preservation long  ago   passed  beyond   the  experimental  stage,  and   its   utility  is  generally acknowledged.    The only question, practically, is  that  of cost,  since  the longer life   of   treated   timber  has  been fully established and  is  generally  conceded, says the Engineer and Mining  Journal of New York.    For  this  reason  the practice  is   much   more  general   in  Europe than in   the  United  States, because in   most European  countries timber is more costly, and the prolongation  of its  life   is a greater   object.     When  wood is abundant and cheap,   it may be  greater economy in   the  end   to use  it  without protection   and   renew   it more  frequently than to  undergo the expense  of treating it.  The very common method, which  hardly comes under the proper definition of protection is to coat timber  roughly with coal tar or some similar  Bubstanceas a protection   against  mois-  "Ah, Colonel, I thought you were  running- a newspaper down at home?"  "I was, sah, until a tramp printer  struck the town, sah, and took a vile  revenge on me foh giving- him half his  pay in cohdwood, sah."  "H'm.    What did he do?"  "Well, sah, I was up in Looeyvillo,  sah, playin'a little pokah,- and lettin'  this reprebate run the papah, sah,which  I received every week at my hotel. One  morning- I was shocked to find he had  referred to Runnel Gattlin as a Jackas-  sonian Democrat. I saw in the Couyah-  Junnel that the Kunnel and his friends  had buhned the office and lynched the  nigger that used to sweep out, sah, so I  thought it would be as well to stay  away a while."  An Arkansas Bath.  Saddle Horses and Pack Animals.  Feed Stables at New Denver.  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 ShirtB,   Costumes,   Carpets,   Floor   Oilcloths, Linoleums, Curtains,  Window Shades, Etc.       Write for Samples and Our Prices.  SOLE AGENTS FOR       f. ^1  Mitt  &   C().f    I    1  BUTTERICK PATERNS,   | R  THE ONLY RELIABLE.    S IIEJ-^UII,   B.   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