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 Volume VII.   No   U.  NEW DENVER, B.C., MAY 24,1900..  Price, $2 00 Year  .    ����������,.��������-.��.     ..     , ���   ��� ^ �� ��    �� cu  ^o ���    # -B^fiv f x fi    ��i     v i     i -aw? rar if *l   y m  Camp Gossip Concentrated for the Benefit of the jfj  _ '���   Paid-Up Subscriber. ����  with the times, and in liarinony with  the grandeur of the-seenery piled up in  such a lavish man tier around the  Lucerne. ���  Nominations will be made in Kaslo  on Saturday  TbeC.P.R- will have, a new time  table on June3.  Charley Kapps, of Kaslo, is visiting  his mother in Germany.  Williams is praying for hot weather  He has ice cream for sale.  The voters' lists for Slocan riding  were printed in Rossland.  About 27;") votes will he polled in  Kaslo on the nth of June.  Chas. Fraas has taken a pack train to  the Kettle River country.  ,.     YV. P.  Evans  has gone  to   Windermere to start a newspaper.  ,) M. McGregor is surveying* several  claims on  Four Mile creek.  The   survey   of  the   Lemon   Creek  wagon road is being completed.  All free miners' licenses  must lie re-  ���   newed on the 31st of this month.  Alex. Stewart will be the landlord at  the Victoria in Slocan after July 1st.  Mrs. Stirret, formerly of Sandon, has  opened a confectionery store in Calgary.  Nelson has had a Chinese wedding.  Such events never occur in the Slocan.  The Silverton Miners' Union will give  a pavilion dance in that town this  evening.  John A. Taylor has purchased the  Rashdale ranch and will raise milk on.  it next year.  Byron N. White will he in New Denver next month, lie is now living in  Minneapolis.  This paper is $2 a year, strictly in  advance. Where credit is given 82 50  will be charged.  To-day Silverton is celebrating the  Queen's birthday. New Denver will  celebrate next year.  Service will be held in the Presbyterian church on Sunday at 7:80 p.m.  All cordially invited.  W. Perdue has been elected president  of the Manitoba Law Society. This is  not the Billy of Kootenay fame-  There is g-reat activity around Sud-  burv, Ontario, this spring. Nickle  properties have doubled in price.  Wm. Thomlinson lias returned from  his bivouac, amidst the elevated scenic,  surrounding's of Four Mile creek.  The upper part of George Garrett's  building on Sixth street is being fitted  up as a hall for the Miners' Union.  I here is a dance in Bosun Hall this  evening. As it is for a worthy cause  there should be a large attendance.  Hermann Clever will assume the  management of the meat shops in  Silverton and New Denver on June 1st.  Business is improving* in the record  office. The receipts will be very heavy  on the Hist of May. Come early and  avoid the rush.  Windy Young, who ���made such a  splurge at the last election around  Slocan City, is now acting as a kind of  Canadian emigrant agent for S'umpler,  Oregon.  Mrs. Kelly and children, who have  been staying* at the Slocan hptel since  the Sandon fire, returned home, on  Tuesday much benefited by the salubrious air of New Denver.  Selous, the great explorer and naturalist, died in California a short time ago  from the. bite of a tame, snake. Hit-  brother, Harold Selous, is one of the  oldest, residents of Nelson.  Edwards, the Australian salesman,  has sailed for - foreign parts. The  Slocan easy mark1* can now leave their  homes without putting their money  under the bed or in the old cook  stove.  It is now permissible to mention politics on the streets of New Denver.  Until the past few days the weather  and war monopolized the boards, hut  now the Green men are. raising* Kane  and the town is feeling- the awakening  Keenly.  Smith Curtis allowed his eloquence to  permeate the ozone of New Denver for  a brief spell last Friday afternoon. Me  was surprised to find such a large audi  once, having been told in Sandon thai  the coroner was sitting on this town  He wasn't sitting when we dug  up -jUI  FLOAT    1-MtOM    SAMIOX.  The relief fund amounts to about  ���*?!-, '">''���  Tim Lane.Jiin Latham and Bill Dunn  have gone to Cape Nome to operate.a  puck train.  Frank Sewell has resigned his ollice  as city clerk and gone with the Minnesota Silver Co.  The political meeting on Saturday  evening commenced with a drama and  ended with a farce.  The new C. P. R. depot will he. more  im I losing than the one that ascended  into the hea reus not long-ago by the  dynamPe route.  Tinhorns, boosters, pinkies, chair  locators and similar people are hovering' as thick annuid this carbure.tted  burg as bees in a California flower  garden.  A. David is erecting building.���G. M.  Spencer has started a restaurant.���  Stein Bros. have, the/r building nearly  Completed.���Mrs*. Donaldson will spend  the summer in Oreg'on, and Mrs. Jas.  WiiHamso"! in Boston. Swan Peterson  and Chas. Housen will drill in Kaslo  to day.���George Roger is back from  Sarnia.���.J. M. Harris is building* a new  ollice���The. government will build a  school house, and the' Methodists a  church.���Mr*. Funk will resume business shortly. Thirty men are working*  at the building of the I van hoe mil!.���A  tramway to New Denver is badly  needed.���Brick and stone buildings  should now predominate.���Make a fire  limit and save insurance  New  I'opper Syndicate.  XKtt'S    OOSSir     FKOM    XUf,S()\,  New York, May l.-.L ���It has just been  learned, according- to the Times, that a  new consolidation of cupper pn��perti��s  is soon to comic into tin; field It will  take iivit a number, of .Mexican and  ''nited Stales copper mines and lie  known primarily as the Pan-American  Cnpner   Syndicate   Company     One   of  ' Bokn���In Nelson, on May IS, the wife  of !>. J. Hamilton of a son.  Boi!.\.--In Montreal, on May   Pi,  the  wife of Jacob Dover of a son.  ., The Fern mine has  resumed  operations, and  about 25  men  are  now at  work.  Proctor will undoubtedly become a  great s-uinmer resort when the railroad  work is completed, as it hasone of the  finest fishing grounds brthirprovince.  The Balfour entension is fast approaching completion. The grading is  expected to be finished in about two  months' time, and the trains running* in  a month more.  The Leo claim will he put in active  work again as soon as the snow enables  work to be done. A lot of work has  been put on this claim already and  g*ood results have been obtained.  In spite of everything, Nelson goes  steadily on. A g-reat. many fine and  substantial blocks and dwelling houses  are being* erected, and much money is  being laid out in improving the streets.  Mr. Patenande, the well-known Nelson  jeweler, has just returned from his trip  in the east, where he has been taking a  special course in sight adjusting and  studying the entricities of the human  eye. He has now one of the best  optical and jewelry establishments in  the province.  The Conservatives in and around  Nelson are now crowing over the fact  that Justice Drake on  Thursdav last  CX5  S3  5jjg Annual Meeting of the Company held in Montreal  Some Days Ago.  a?  s  5  JS��  'i <%SiZK  The annual meeting of the Payne  Consolidated Mining Company, Limited,  was held in Montreal on MaySth, Lieutenant-Colonel F. C. Henshaw occupying the chair. The attendance was  large and representative. The report  of the manager, Mr. C. H. Hand, was  read and adopted. Amongst other  things Mr. Hand said: "At present we  are drawing* our principal ore. supply  from the stupes, between levels Nos. o  audi: stopes over No. 5 have not yet  been opened. The ore product for the  months of February and March has  been lower grade than usual, mainly  because it has come from the western  part of the ore chute, where tbe silver  values, per unit of lead, are lower than  the average. During' the coming year I  believe the ore will average 90 ounces j  silver per ton and 15 per cent. lead. I  The production should exceed 1,000  tons per month. The ore reserves are  fully as large as when you took over  the property, and are better opened  up."  It was explained that the ore would  net  ��57 p'-n* ton, or  ��57,000  per month.  As the use of pencils has'greatly de  creased in the last decade, a foreign,  market has to be secured for this enormous output. The Steward Company-  is now sending pencils to almost every  civilized country in the world, including Japan, China and India, as well as  Furope.  ANTIDOTE FOR POLITCS.  j the men interested in the svndicate said  plunks to help stake the gulch city after it W;|S mnv sun, of success and that the  the fire had turned a red blackjack , Ul)m|li,���v xvm!ld be incorporated with a  iipon it, May 4. | ,,,-,,,,-,,.,1 ,..i,i;t.ii!v.itinn iii   New  nominal capitalization in  ibahh  lo.rsey,  jronaiiMy wuiiin the next ten days "It  will, be put upon a conservative basis."  said he "The aggregate capitalization  of the companies to be merged is over  ���S70.000.000, and the new company which  Old newspapers for sale at this ollice.  Great chance for bargain hunters, a*  the stock must be sold to make, room  for new goods.  Miss M. iJurdy, who has been visiting  her sister, Mrs. Rev. Roberts, for aonie  months, left Monday morning for her  home in Regina, N.YV.T.  Ralph Smith is headed for Kaslo to  put a labor candidate in the field. II  this keeps up the Candidate city of the  Slocan will soon have no voters left.  If all citizens were as public-spirited  as Cashier Gibbs not a stone would he  left unturned until all New Denver's  streets and squares had lost their  bizarre appearance.  The work on the Three  Forks road,  at which a force of ten   men has been  employed for the past three weeks, has  placed that highway in a passable con  dition once more  The Ledge has one of the best job  offices west of the Red river. Orders  by mail, boat or pack train receive  energetic attention at. prices compatible  The band boys gave an open air con  cert Saturday evening, much to the  pleasure of the populace. An effort is  being made to get a small amount of  money subscribed weekly or monthly  to enable the boys to give a sacred  concert every Sunday afternoon The  band is one of New Denver's staple  articles and ought to be liberally encouraged by the citizens. The boys  have done much to enliven the many  otherwise monotonous occasion and are  ready to do much more if a iittle kindly  help is given them.  "There is more than one way of killing a cat.'' The parties who so earn  estly took up the proposition of filling-  in the culvert on the government reserve and making of that block one  that will be a credit to the town, have  hit upon a very good scheme to raise  money to finish the work beir>;iin some  time ago. A social dance will he given  on the evening-of May 24 in Bosun hall,  ���*the proceeds of which" will go to hire.-; itre.i  .    I  ing men and teams  to  go  ahead   with j fat.  the work.    Thanks to the   many   ener  gotie   helpers   the  task   is   well   under j on the sunny side   of   things.    He hap-  way,-but   it   will   require  considerable' pened to lie 'present at  a revival   meet-  a   creditable j in*-' in a small town   not far from   Madi  that  all   can j son.    The   preacher  was  eloquent and  be no   bad  takes them all in will be capitalized  at j their   support.     The   old   adage   that  only $15,000,000 to ��18,000,000.    We,  in-'  tend shortly to apply to have the  stock  listed here and on the London exchange.  Sl.OCAX     MINKKAL     lU.OA'l  "everything is fair in love or war" is  now sought to be applied to elections,  so we may look for all  sorts  of  under-  Besides   mine   owners,   a   number   of j Inuid trickery and slight of hand   work  bankers   and  railway  men  are going-! during the next few weeks.  into it.    We. now have two experts ex-1  amining the properties in South America  and'the reports  of   Professor  Ricketts,  of Columbia, will also he utilized."  One of the American companies to be  absorbed is the Arizona,   Eastern   and!  Montana company, which has mines  at  Tombstone, Cochise and Mayer,  Ariz.,  and runs a smelter at Bigbug Postotlice,  Ariz., whii  niercial Mining company, controlled by  Phcdps, Dodge & Co . of this city.  Not  His Natioxalitv.���State Treas  im" I.'avidson of Wisconsin is a  .   happy,   g'ood-iiatured   fellow,   who  es to take life easv and alwavs looks  which,less ��15,000 for working expenses,  directed an Order of Prohibition to leaves $42,000 net profit monthly. This  issue to restrain Harry Wright, the | wiii pav equa| to a monthly dividend of  collector of votes, from including the oae per cent..on the capital of 82,600,000,  ���ISO objected names in the voters' list, leaving a surplus of 810,000 each month.  This will amount to practically shutting The value of the ore blocked out and  them all out from any say in  this  elec- | r(,ady for shipment is about 8900,000.  In reply to a question, the president  explained that in the list of assets the  mines, mineral claims and assets  included a live asset of a large  amount of which would be available for the purchase of other  properties or for the further development of the mine. As for the SOO-foot  level it was likewise declared that other  mines in the neighborhood had been  worked to a depth of 1,200 feet and were  found to be very rich at that depth.  A shareholder asked if it were correct  that the old Company had paid dividends to the amount of 20 per cent, of  tho capital.  The president replied that he was not  in a position to answer that question,  but be added that from October, 189(>,to  June, 1899, the Payne had. paid dividends to the amount of ��1,100,000,  created at the same time a surplus of  over ��200,000, as well as paying the original owners for the property.  The old Board of Directors was reelected and Colonel Henshaw was again  chosen president.   .  The president announced that in  future dividends would he paid quar-  terlv.  tion.-as there, will scarcely be available  time to have the names added, even if  an appeal to the full count, which will  be held in Vancouver on May 28, were  successful. There is scarcely any doubt  that names had been placed on the list  who had no right whatever to have a  voice in the government of the province  and were placed there merely to forward the ends of some particular individuals, but at the same time many men  have now been disfranchised who had  every right of free citizenship and en  titled to demand their  little quota  for  work vet to make the jo!)  Mr. Davidson was verv nnich interested  one     This scheme is om  help in, and there should   . ...   wardncss on the part of anyone      Fw.n j in  what   he had   to   say.     The  singing i  if you cannot heel-and-toe   it.  you   can , was good,  loo,   and   Mr. DavhNon  was,  nut up   the   dollar.    Cashier  Gibbs.  of' forcibly reminded of the  good old days i  the Bank of Montreal, will receive  audi when he was t\ ounger and  had   panic- j  account for all moneys taken in. ! ipated in manv such a mectint. i  i                           *                             "                   j  At  one. stage of   the   nioetim   men went through the audienn  The Fnterprise shipped 8C tons last  week.  The. Chapleau people are clearing a  site for their mill and have 28 men  employed.  Frank Provost has sold a half interest  ,it leases from the old Com-[in   1? dahns 011   Leinon  creek   tn   th(J  Warner Miller Syndicate.  The force on the . Last Chance has  been increased to 75 men, and a car of  ore a dav is being sent down the hill ;  The long tunnel to get the depth on thej  property is lining driven. New build-!  ings are being erected. When finished i  there will be accomodation for 15o men. |  News from-the Coast states that the!  Noble Five is i<> resume with a large  force. It is reported that a deal in on  by which Ihe property may change  hands on a basis of 27 cents per share.  An option, has been given lately on  several large, holdings.  THK  JIAXUKACTIIKK OK SI.ATK  CIJLS.  PEN-  Politics is  a poison.    Horse  sense is  its antidote.    All men are subject to it  at election time, when there is a chance  to "get even" with some fellow  for an  imaginary wrong.    Few  men take the  antidote, but prefer to allow the poison  to pass out of the system in  its regular  course.   As   a result   there is always  more or  less trouble at  this season  of  the year.    When a man takes the anti  i dote he  will not trouble  his neighbors  with his woes and jawbone.   He won't  roost upon a fence, rail and talk angel's  wings upon one political candidate and  devil's   horns   upon   another.      Horse  sense   comes   in   small   packeges and  great   good   comes   from   very   small  doses.    Larger doses are proportionately beneficial.    Politics is of short duration, but   is a specie of hell   while it  lasts.    It attacks a man  unawares and  leaves him a wreck of  his  former self.  It is contagious.    Was never known to  make a fool wise, but many a wise man  has been left a fool by it.    Whole communities are frequently affected   by it.  As "misery likes company" so the politician seeks the company of those similarly affected.   It deprives a man of all  working proclivities  and makes him a  slave to party worship     Horse-sense ia  a preventive as  well as a curative and  should be kept on hand  in every  business office, store and home.  A    HOT   TAJIALA.  Life runs along in Sandon as gay, or  gayer than ever. In the tented town  can be heard the roll of the! roulette  wheel, while nearly every one bete a  chip or two on the seductive black-jack.  There is scarcely a vacant chair in the  booster family, and no rust on the tinhorn's holdout. The scarlet sisters,  about twelve in number, trip the high ���  fantastic toe almost nightly in some of  the saloons, "allee samee'' American  dance hall, and the devil has a constant  picnic amidst the ruins of-the gulch  city. The fire created a great thirst,  one saloon man selling nearly 81,500  worth of boozerine in less than a week  after the blaze was over. Verily, Sandon do be a bird.  Evading   tin*  Law,  I     The law   in  reference to  advertising  Slate pencils were formerly cut  frmn j c,M.titi(.flt,,s  (,f  improvements  does  not  solid slate just as it is dug from theearth  j S(J(,,n  tn he  0|���,V(>(i   verv strictlv.    The  Pencils so made werw objected to on ��<-j n,.���ken Min.  situated  in Ainsworth di-  rif which   they contain,! vi>ioiu   is   ,,������������, .���iV(,,.ris(Mi   j���  Nelson,  | while   half a dozen   Slocan groups are  j being advertised on a  fly sheet printed  | in Kaslo and lightly distributed around  genious process   by which   the slate  is; Sandon.    This'is evading  the law with  "Many Americans," says a gentleman who has just returned from a visit  to Mexico, "'are making fortunes, out  of the mines throughout the Republic.  Already there are five thousand silver  mines and over one thousand gold  mines being operated, and last year the  value of these metals exported was  nearly ��40,000,000 In no other country  in the world are cotton mills paying*  such dividends on the capital invested  as those in Mexico, and new manufacturing plants of every description are  going up all ovor the Republic. It has  a great future, and in developing itself  it is benefiting the business men of the  Lnited States. The importation of machinery from the States in tbe last year! Williams  amounted to over ��0,000,000 " ! street.  Cnliroinia  ;M in<*r;i Is.  young-  isking  each one.    'Are  you a   Christian?"    If      San l-'rancisco.  the answer was a negative one, than an   of the mineral substances o  appeal   was   made    to   the,   person   ad- \ during* the year 1809, according   to   the  dressed  to  at. once seek  the  throne of j report of the  state  niinw.ralogist,   were  count   of  tin.  which would scratch the slates. To i  overcome this difficulty. Col. I). M.|  I Steward devised and patented an in-;  ">y which the slate, is!  ground to very line powder, all grit and i H vrni,,.ance.  foreign substances removed, and the;  powder bolted throug-h silk cloth in i  much the same manner as Hour is I  bolted.    The powder is then made, into  Tin-:   ska pen    kok   gold.  nder the arch of the curving sky  The sihmt Siwash sits alone;  Close by the trail of the pes"-!a-ki,*  a dough, and this dough is subjected lo j  Phe vield and  value' a very h,'av-v liy<ll"nili(' pressure, which j     Hearing the low winds wail ami moan,  '*    '     '     ....'    .   j'presses   the   pencils   nut   the   required j Wag-gang- his head and wondering why  Lalitorma ! ^^ ^^ ^^^^   ))m   -,,   -,.������., |1S ofj The white man comes in a steaming ship  grace.  Mr Davidson was lost in thought,  when one of these young men tapped  him on the shoulder. lie looked up inquiringly.  "Are you a Christian?" asked the  earnest young man.  "No! Ah bin Norwegian," replied  Mr. Davidson, slowly.���Chicago Chronicle.  Bock, Henry Clay and other prominent cigars are waiting for the public at  " place  of  business  on  Sixth  ��29.5-51*3,-I'iO. The value of the, gold products was ��15,H;W,0*51, copper .?;3,990,o?.l  and petroleum 82,.'iiO,7.r>'J>. As the total  mineral product for the previous year  was valued at ��27.289,1)79, the increase  for 1899 is ��2,024.H8l.  about H ft. While, yet soft the pencils!  are cut into the desired lengths and set!  out to dry in the open air. After they j  are thoroughly dry the pencils arej  placed in steam baking kilns, where'  they receive the proper temper. Pencils made in this manner are not only  free from all grit,  and of uniform hard-  Colorado  sometimes  assesses  unpat- j ness,   but are stronger than  those cut  ented. unproductive claims at 8500 each;! out  of  the solid slate.    For  these rea-  California, usually, at $100 each, for  taxation purposes. The figure of assessment on a producing property varies  with the amount of common sense  possessed hy the. county assessor.  sons they have entirely superseded the  old kind. ()v��r 25,o0o,0o0 pencils were  made and sold in the year 1899 by the  D. M. Steward Manufacturing Company  of Chattanooga, Teun.  To search for gold at the rainbow's tip.  "For what is gold but a broken   stone,  A part of this worthless waste of hills?''  The Siwash questions.    The sad  winds  moan.  But make no answer.   The lowg night  stills  The thrush, and curtains the Klondike  sky:  And still they come, ship after ship,  To search for gold at the rainbow's tip.  ���Cy Warman, in Canadian Magazine.  -^Prospector  Services will be held in Stephen's  church next Sunday, both morning and  evening.    Rev. C. F. Yates, pastor. 2  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., MAY 24,  1900.  Seventh Yeah  At'TKK    THE    BATTLE.  The  sun   was   setting   o'er kopje and  veldt,  The heat of the day no longer is felt���  But alas! what a dreary sight :  Scattered around",  The dying and dead,  Maimed and wounded,  Bloody and red,  Bruised and battered  From foot to head,  Torn and tattered,  Their life blood shed ;  Men who for their monorch bled  Waiting* for death and the night.  The Great Guns' throats are silent at  last,  The vulture  gloats o'er  his hateful repast,  And darkness gather*** around.  The steaming fire  Of the (iatling gun,  Shrapnel and bombshell  At last are dumb,  The ghastly work  Of the day is done,  And the horrors of  The night begun  Heroes are, dying, one by one.  Soaking their bio;id in the u* roil ml.  Friend and enemy, Briton and Boer,  Lying around by the hundred score,  Catching the moon's pale light.  Covered in blood  And dust and sweat,  Agony on each  Feature set  . Clutching the place,  ' Quivering, gasping,  Where the lead was met���  Struggling yet-  Beating the air in the throes of Death,  Rendering hideous night.  Who can describe with speech or pen  That cry of a thousand suffering-men  That breaks on the horrified ear ?���  Moan of anguish,  Shriek of pain,  Ravings fierce  Of delirious brain  Rising and falling*  And rising again,  Mingled together  In terrible strain,  Like waves of a sea of agony.  Filling the soul with fear.  And for what is all this bloody strife,  This reckless slaughter of human life,  What can such sacrifice mean?  'Tis but the way  Of a nation great  Settling account with  Another State,  Forming for ever  A kingdom of hate  ;   "^wixt the two sides  Of the human debate.  Paving the price with the life-blood red  Of "the Soldiers of the Queen. ���  Charles Bye'rs Coates in the Belgian  Times and News.  OPEN LKTTEH TO QUEEN VICTOIUA,  Your Majustv,���Although born a  princess myself, and, by virtue of marriage, a queen���being the daughter of  one of America's Voting Kings and the  wife of another-I yet feel a diffidence  concerning the propriety of addressing  you personally. However, having the  interests of my sex at heart, and having  on good authority learned that you (1  must believe without due thought) are  treating with injustice a large class of  your loyal subjects, 1 feel impelled to  plead for their rights, and to ask you to  give the matter more careful consideration.  I refer to the status of divorced women  in your empire.    I   am   told  that  your  Most Gracious Majesty refuses to receive,  at court, any woman who has been  divorced   from   her  husband,  no  matter  what the cause of such divorce may be.  Just  think   of  the  penalty!    To   be  denied the sight of your  benign  countenance;  to be forever debarred  from  the extreme felicity of bending the knee  before   the  Queen  of Queens,  and of  backing out of the royal presence with  consummate grace and without stepping  on one's train, just because one's marriage has not happened to bo as fortunate as your own !  But, Madame, please'to remember  that your female subjects are denied  the royal prerogative of choosing husbands for themselves, as you did Even  the more fortunate among them must  wait to be chosen, and many have nothing to say but to acquiesce in the decisions of parents or guardians.  Then, too, after marriage they have  not the power of a queen to govern  even domestic affaire.  It is a safe rule to go by that no person  can judge of another's motives unless  placed in similar circumstances. Now,  madam, please for a moment, imagine  yourself in the place of one of these  divorced wives. Without doubt the  late Prince Consort���(peace to Iub memory) was  a  most  exemplary  husband:  perpetuate his'vices in your -offspring?  All this, and much more is frequently  endured by your subjects. Is it any  wonder they seek release from such a  fate in the divorce courts?  Considering all this, can you still  continue to exclude all these innocent  but unfortunate women from your  august presence?  We women of America reverence you  as the brightest light of the old world.  We admire your motherly, and grandmotherly, yes, and great grand motherly  zeal in securing for your progeny  princely incomes arawn from the toil of  your poorer subjects We appreciate  all the tender solicitude'which agitates  your royal bosom whenever a. new  member is added to your already numerous flock, and which solicitude will  not let you rest until the child's future  is provided for, even though the children  of the tax payers starve,in consequence.  For all your many good and noble  qualities we revere your name, but  until you readjust this matter, and do  justice to divorced-wives; we rniiKt be  permitted to thb'k- that: one dark blot  stains the. character of the world's  greatest queen.  Shall we see the blot removed? Hopefully yours,  Chicago. Elsie Coll Wilcox.  war,  (Translated from the French.)  '(Fragments of a greatdrama yet unfinished.)  SCKXK-I.  In the camp of the Boers before Mafe-  king. Boers, ia a reclining attitude,  grouped around a pastor, who is reading from the Bible  The Pastor [reading]���"If thy enemy  hunger, feed him ; if he thirst give him  drink." Brethren do not forget that  you are Christians.  The Pastor���In the meantime let us  pray: [praying] Lord God of armies,  since our cause is just, give us the victory ; bless our arms and preserve our  lives! We also pray Thee, Lord, for  our enemies as Thou hast, commanded.  Pardon them for compelling us to kill  them. Receive into thy heaven those  among them who shall die in the faith.  They are our brethren, since Thou hast  washed them in the blood of Jesus, even  as us. As for those who are still hardening* their hearts, do not allow our  balls to hit them before they repent.  We pray Thee to direct our shots so  that only those who are ready to appear  before Thee mav be slain.  reach over, pick up a couple of roasted  grains and chew them, meditatively.  At the end of a half hour he had eaten  S3 75 worth of coffee and the erst-while  winner could make mo protest. When  he finally left the store there was a  twinkle in his eye. The banker hasn't  succeeded in getting his affairs straight  ened out yet.  KIKS'    DAY    AT    SCHOOL.  ^AtJMkkibhkkSBI  KGBXK II.  [Every day in the besieged city there  is held a meeting for prayer. More  than a thousand officers and soldiers  are present.]  Chaplain [reading]: "You have heard  that it has been said, Thou shalt love  thy neighbor and thou shalt hate thine  enemy. But I say unto you, Love your  enemies, bless those that curse you, do  good to them that hate you ''  A Young Soldier from London [who  is incredulous]: These pastors find  very strange things in their book, and  they are so untimely ! Religion is good  enough, but it is not practical, above ail  in a time of war, and the government  could use its money better than by paying it to folk who do not fight, and discourage others.  The Chaplain���Well-beloved brethren, we are commanded to love our  enemies, but also to punish the wicked.  The wicked ! These Boers are wicked,  and you are punishing them���by killing  them. They are in other respects, for  the most part, excellent fathers of families, and, still further, our brothers in  the faith. When the war is over, those  of us who are alive can, with the Christians on the opposite side, celebrate  peace by assembling ourselves around  the Holy Table. But today you have  towards them a double duty, in which  you will not be remiss���to love them  all, and to kill as many of them as possible.  A Christian Soldier���Dear pastor, I  do not understand.  The Chaplain���Nor I, but we must do  it all the same.��� F. L. Emrick, in Advocate of Peace.  Nibbled at  the  I'okci* Chip*.  Say, 1 went to school today,  I'm a-goin' to make dad pay  Me the cent lie said I'd git  Ef 1 didn't cry a bit,  Er start cuttin' up in school ;  He thought I'd be like a fool,  Making all the chillun laugh  Crying like a baby calf.  Long before the clock struck nine,  Ma, she had me looking* fine,  Brushed my hair, an' sed with joy  Thet I was a darlin' boy  An' a credit to the house  With my shoes and dandy blouse,  Sed I'd go with brother Jim,  So I started out with him.  Wife we hustled through the town,  Firs' we met wuz Johnnie Brown ;  He ain't started yet you see,  So he. laughed and sed to me,  "Think you're actin' awful gay,  Cuz yer goin' to school today ;  You'll g-it licked and start to squall-  How they'll laff to hear you bawl.''  An' he sed, ' 'W'y don't you stay  An' piay ball 'itii me today?"  Tho' I'd* like to, yet I went,  Guz I thought about the, cent.  An' w'en we got near the school,  Jim, lie sed, "You must keep cool."  But I heard the chillvn veil,  "Here comes little Billy Bell !"  An'they gethered in a crowd,  An' they talked an' laffed aloud,  Tho' I felt a little shy,  Yet 1 dassent start to cry.   .  One big silly girl named Grace,  L'p an' kissed nie'on the face,  An' she used I looked like dad���  (You kin bet she made me mad.)  I wu.55 scart. fer sister Floss  Sed, "The teacher's kinder cross ;''  But she took me on her knee,  An' wuz kind ez she could be,  An' like ma, she said so mild.  Thet I wuz a lovely child,  An' I didn't cry er bawl  Guz I wuzn't scart at all..  An' in school she only smiled  W'en I talked er acted wild,  Tho' to me she wuz so kind,  All the others lied to mind,  An' two kids thet bed a scrap,  (Jot a lickin' with the strap.  Ef I git a cent as pay,  I'm a goin' ev'ry day.  Colorado sometimes assesses unpatented, unproductive claims at *?500 each:  California, usually, at $100 each, for  taxation purposes. The figure of assessment on a producing property varies  with the amount of common sense  possessed by the county assessor.  It is Germany's turn to attack the departmental stores in behalf of the small  retailers A bill has been introduced  in the Reichstag taxing* their sales in  an increasing ratio as they increase,  the average being about 20 per cent of  the profits.  oetreal  \  ���t  Ksfablisliert   1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    : 1,102,792.72  H15AI)   OFK1CK,    MONTKEAL  Kt. Hon. Lokd Strathcona a.id Mount Ro*fal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S, Clouston, Genera] Manager,  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States. .  New Denver branch  E. PITT, Manager  ���>rt;'t-<--OTWy,Cgir*-^^  One of the signs in the grocery store  innounced "Raspberry jam 2r> cents  the jar."  "Ah!" said .Mrs. Newiiwed,. "isn't  that jam jear-J"  "Beg pardon!" exclaimed the grocer  She tried it again.  "I said isn't that dam deary"  Then she blushed vividly and retired  in confusion.  The little girl stood on the street  corner sobbing,as if her heart would  break. [)n the stone flagging were  the bits of a broken pitcher. "There,  there, little girl," said the benevolent  man, "don't cry, don't cry little girl;  'never cry over spilt milk.'" "But it  isn't milk," sobbed the girl: "it's beer."  Dennis���It was a foine wake they  gave Hooligan.  Mike���It war. An' it's a donated  shame Hooligan couldn't 'avesitup wid  the push an' enjoyed the sport.  It is reported that the Fayal mine at,  Fveleth will ship 1,500,000 tons of ore  this year. The mine is in condition to  ship that amount providing no labor  difficulties arise. The Fayal is theonly  mine in the world that is worked upon  the underground, milling and steam  shovel systems. It is unquestionably  the greatest mine in the world and will  prove its right to that title before the  ore shipping season closes.  Mother���That note paper is certainly  very quaint, but are you sure it is  fashionabier'  Daughter���Oh, it must be It's almost impossible to write, on it.  "Hallo,   Griggs!    Haven't  seen  you  lately.    Where have, you been?"  "Oh, travelling for my health!"  "Don't, you find it rather expensive?"  "Oh, no!"   I get away   from   my  doctor."  We can give you Tailor-made Suits  . at prices ranging between-these  . figures���and the quality and  (it guaranteed the best.  Have taken several orders in the  past week; can't we take  your measurement?  We have made arrangements with one of  the best tailoring establishments in Canada  with headquarters at Montreal, to do our  Tailoring, and are now prepared to take  orders for Spring and Summer Suits, at  Eastern prices. We have a large selection  of Worsteds, Suitings, Pantings, Serges,  Overcoatings, etc., and are confident that  we can satisfy you in every detail. We  take your measurement according to the  latest and surest method and guarantee a  perfect fit. As we have no local tailoring  establishment we have adopted tins plan  of giving to our patrons the best tailor-  made clothing, feeling sure that our efforts  will be appreciated. That you may better  uncl< rstand the proposition, we ask you to  inspect samples and get prices.  BOURNE BROS.,  Business Kometimes drags during the.  afternoons down among the Water  street wholesale houses, and on the  principle that when the cat's away the  niiee will jilay, the clerks  often  amuse  but try to imagine, that he was not. ��� themselves will quiet little poker games  Suppose he. gambled away his money  until the little princes and princesses  were, forced to go without shoen! Suppose he cainei home late at night, intoxicated���his whole system saturated with  whiskey and tobacco, and in this state  insisted on kissing vour pure  lips  and  says the Philadelphia Record The  proprietor of a tea and coffee warehouse  left the other day about H o'clock. But  he. changed his mind about two hours  later and discovered four of his trusted  employees engaged in a game of poker.  Thev were caught dead   to  rights and  nauseating you   with   his   vile  breath!   there was nothing to do but bluff it out.  Would   you   have  repulsed   him    with ] "I here wasn't anything going on," ex-  loathing ami disgust? I plained the hanker, "���.so we tlmught we  But suppose again, thai you were not. j would try a  little   poker���just   for  fun.  a queen, but just an ordinary wife, and ��� you know."  that your husband, in this drunken j Asa matter of fact they were playing  state, insisted on claiming his "marital , a -Jo-cent limit game, and in lieu of chips  rights." Would not your whole nature ; grains of raw coffee represented .-"> cents  have, revoked against I he., nit rage? And, each and roasted coffee grains were 2"<  suppose thai he was brutal enough lo; cents. "I'll just sit and watch you for  beat you into .-uibinis.-doii, and that act ; awhile." said the merchant, who is  resulted in ihe crcalion of a deformed \ something of a sport himself, lie. pulled  or idiotic child! Would you not feel i a chair up alongside the fellow who had |  justified in leaving him rather t han \ the mosl coffee in front of him and the,:  continue lo suffer degradation, and I bus I game proceeded.    At int ervals he would j  XOWLEDGL isn't wisdom, lm( wiili-  out knowledge it, would lie diflicult  to make ,i man wise. If we. wonH  act: wisely in anything we must first gain tlie  knowledge to know how to act and liien wiili  wisdom jjut our knowledge into prueticul use.  When a man is easting about, looking for a  locution where he can make his homo with the  assurance that, if he ���'attends to his knilling''  and honesty strives to make Ihe best of his opportunities, his efforts will he crowned with success, he wants to know the merits and demerits  of the locality and the conditions exislin;.', so  as to act with wisdom .  It is because men act without wisdoio on very  little knowledge that so many make failures of  life. They are led bv impulse and flirt with  Dame Fortune like a giddv school girl The  result is always the same. Thev fail; and when  thev (to down they take some bodv with them,  and the community at large suffers in some  measure with every failure. It is not failures,  hut successes, that go to build u|p a community.  One strong,energetic, successful man in a town,  who has won through sheer "stick-to-itiveiiess'-  and merit, is worth a dozen hangers-on. who,  without wisdom or worth, attempt to win by  pot luck.  It is the former class that are wanted in this  part of British Columbia. If any such are seeking an opening, (hey can come this way. There  are onenings for every one. Success will he  their's as sure aa they work for it. New Denver  makes the first hid for this class of men. We.  have some here hut there is room for more The  inducements offered are many. We will state 11  few, as briefly as possible:     ���  Xi'W Denver's location, on a plateau sloping to  the .shore of Slocan lake, makes it an ideal spot  for a residential eentre. which it is fast heiim  made. Its homes are. far above the average found  in most mining camps, and its public hal'sainl  buildings ami business blocks are commodious,  substantial, and built with a view to permanency There is nothing shoddv ��� .about them.  Like the men who built them, t Hey are hereto  stay.  It is hut natural tha; this feeling of confidence  in New Denver's stability should prevail. Aside  from the advantages that the town has as a residential centre, it is last becoming the headquarters for some of Uie strongest mining companies operating in the Slocan. The Silver  mountain, ('oat mountain and Fidelity-Bosun  mines, carrying big gold, silver and lead values,  are. rapidly developing* into heavv ship|iers.  Their payrolls at present will nol aggregate more  than l'Ki men, hut this number will be mon; than  tripled in a short time.  New Denver is the banking and commercial  centre, as well as tl ��� residential town on the  beautiful Slocan lake. The business done hy the  Bank of Montreal is surjirisinglv large and ever  increasing. All the Local miiies and those of  Four Mile, Ten .Mile and S|>ringer and Lemon  creeks pav through the local bank.  New Denver's school facilities are good: its  churches arc neat, woll-con structeil and well  attended. Its streets a re sidewal ked in all direc  lions. The town is nol hii| out with inn ���street  and a hack yard, Im! covers 1'nllv a mile sijuare  and is wilhoul doubt, the prcii'csi spoi I'm* a li nc  in the milling section ,,r !iri!is 11 ('..liimhia  New Denver's citizens are ihe eionm-rs of the.  Slocan They have made nioiiev In thi-camji,  and reinvested it.   'I'1 icy own   tl'ie-'r  homes and  are i tinually  improving iheni   cuiilldent that  they will be amply repaid for  the  e.\pcuditiiM> in  ihe conilori and enjo\ nicni of them.  There are opening;", in New Denver for several  lilies of business.  New Denver's Maaiic. beautv is unpara'led in  North America; its climn'e' is temperate, and  the health of itsciii/.em marvel.mslv good- sickness from b.eal causes is seldom exiiericnced.  New Denver, B.  THE WM. HAMILTON MANUFACTURING CO., LIMITED  PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO,  CANADA.  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large number of pe��|ilt>.     The rooms are large  and airy, and  the Dining  Room is provided   with everything  in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckle}', Prop.  NEW DENVER,   B. C.  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation lor the traveling- public.  Telegrams  for rooms  promptly attended to.  HENRY STEGE/        - - -     ' - Proprietor.  UNION MAD!  New Denver, B.C.  A  .1 J.COBSON & CO.p.-ops  Best meals   in   the  city���Comfortable  rooms��� Bar   replete   with tin-best of  Liquors and Cigars    J'est service throughout. Seventh Year.  THE LEDGE,'NEW DENVER, B. C, THURSDAY, MAY 24, 1900.  3  By LTJOY OLEYELAKD.  [Copyriffht. 1SS7, by the Author.]  "What do yon think is in it?" I asked the question again of my companion  as v. e paced up and down the deck oi  the Peninsular and Oriental steamer.  , We were plowing our way through  the hay of Biscay. Our destination was  Calcutta via the Suez canal. The .first  stop was Gibraltar, and the captain had  assured us at luncheon that we should  hear the bulldog menace of its sunset  gun that night. The steamer was to  stop at the rock 24 hours to coal. Thereupon the ladies had indulged in frantic  hopes and plans of ascending the rock  of Gibraltar on appropriate donkeys,  and of seeing, possibly a fatuous afternoon hour when the "thin red line" of  England, made up of men who are va-  rievsly scarred from wars in the Sudan,  Zululand, the Crimea and India, parade  on the Alameda, regiments who name  Bunker Hiii and the New York Battery  us two wesum objective points of contest.  The steamer's.���passengers were inter-  o-'-'i'.vc, lor each member of our company was abroad with a special intent,  not the usual aim]' -s loitering, as along  Atlanric liners. Hire wore English officers destined for'Egypt, fathers of families -who wire raising ostriches on  farm's in South Australia, traders from  upper Egypt \vhb had unloaded their  wares in London and were now returning via Alexandria to Siout on the Nile;  a silent German fellow, a professor,  whom none of us could make out, but  who was interesting, who wore a scientific frown and kopt below three-quarters of the time; myself, six feet of  George Washington's acres; tail and  distinguished looking East Indians, who  had been at Chie-i^o's "White City" in  the year of the great exhibition, and a  sprinkling of Tuiks from whom the  wiser among us lied, remembering the  immortal flea  "She's one of the prettiest women I  ever saw," I said lo my companion, au  English military officer, as we turned  for the twentieth time in onr paco along  the deck. "How did she register?"  ' 'Lady Jemappes."  "Humph! A French name. But she's  English���English coloring, comph xion  like a poach and tho brilliant, high bred  air of your gnat, ladies. Traveling  alone with a maid, is she not?"  '' Yes, and joins tho old man at Malta,  they say."  "In de-ad I" I laughed and lifted my  eyebrows. "But her gowns are creations, her manners charming, her beauty very unusual.     You've  noticed that  We raised our hats.  belt she wears, no matter what the  gown. She is a silent woman. I have  started any number of topics from Nan-  sen and the north pole to the Derby and  the Roentgen rays. She smiles sweetly,  but seems to avoid conversation. "  "Silence in a woman is the great discovery awaiting the twentieth century. "  The officer smiled and relit his pipe. "I  doubt if they'll get it."  "Gome; that's unfair," I said, joining, however, in the laugh.  "Now, here's this woman you're  talking of," the English officer resumed.  "I've seen her often in animated confabs with the Turks."  "By Jove! I wonder if she avoids me  because  I  always  inevitably   keep my  eyes on that  strange  girdle she wears.  There's beginning to be a little  breath  about it on board.  Everybody is talking  about it.  The captaiu thinks it's mysterious too.  There is no fashion at present  among the fair sex of knotting a belt or  girdle around the waist.  It must be 2%  yards long.    I'm good at staccato measurements.    The. woman has a fashion of  keeping her hand on  it  whether   she's  talking or walking.    I've watched   her  at table.   She twists the belt in her lap  and   is   perpetually   staring away from  her plate at it.    There's one portion   of !  it,   I've  noticed, that won't  twist.    It j  Ues stiff and strong, an immovable, out- i  line.   It's a queer outline.    I  can't   tell !  you why, but it's queer.   I don't like it.  The other dav the   girdle  came   unfas- \  tened and fell to the deck as the woman ;  steadied   herself in the ship's   lurch  in j  that  big   blow off the Channel islands.  ;  Lady Jemappes -was  for  the  moment !  whiter  than  the foam tipped wave off j  there.  I jumped forward and restored it j  to her.    There's something inside it.    I I  could  feel   that   the moment it was in j  n:y hands.   As I gave it to her ladyship \  she gave, me   a   look which I can't for- ;  get.    Perhaps it contains her will or ti- '<  ties to an estate   or  Bank   of   England j  notes or love letters.  There is something  insi.ic it.  I could feel that."  "Hold up, Dillons. You are getting  as curious as a woman. Bat I'll fine  our the secret, I bet you. How much  shall I put up on it?" The officer raised  his fn-ddglass and swept the sea where  the winter sun hung low for a glimpse  of the dark lion couchant���impregnable Gibraltar.  "Look out,   man;   she'll   hear  yc;.  There   she  comes!"   Accompanied    ly  her   Eaaid, who   carried the wiaps a*:d  rugs,   steamer chair, etc.,  a   bcauuli.J  woman came tlowly forward with th��  graceful; high bred carriage of one long  accustomed to contact with tbe world's  best. We raised our bats, Caithness and  I, and went forward to proffer our assistance.   ���  "Thank you," a gentle, beitutifully  modulated voice answered, and my Lady  Jemappes lifted upon us the gaze of the  two great, deep blue-eyes, blue as that  sets of azure glory out there. "I will sit  here for a little while. I hear that we  sbatl sight Gibraltar in an hour."  "Docs your ladyship purpose joining  the excur:-irnists up the rock?" I began  tu iVel a throb around my heart as those  blue eyes dwelt i n me. Caithness  bad warned me ye:-.,.* iday that I was in  lor it,  "No,   I, think  rot, "������she   answered  * ":nd the captain has promised ns  r.:- '*":'���;' '--ii plum pudding, etc., and a  da'ice -.'ivrward on deck if the weather  I'.-e !:��� v<iiabJe. The band we're taking to  j ��� y-, r i- tolerably good. I have con-  <���(.< ��� d m me dancing i aids. May I have  thf i.< i:er cf the first two waltzes, my  la-y? It js asking a great deal, but  Ei'gJand is forever impudent as regards  h<���������: ow.u interests." He, laughed and  shewed us the pretty dancing cards he  had made, with Britannia, of course,  lionized through the world (in black  ink).  "That's my plan," said Caithness to  me an hour later, when my lady had  gone below. "As my arm encircles her  gentle waist 'On the Beautiful Blue  Danube,' I can tell from the feel of the  belt (she'll be sure to wear it) what's  in it, I bet. "  "Better still, tap the maid."  "Doesn't know any more than we, I  hear."  ��� ,  "Did  you  see  the woman stop  and  Lady Jemappes' hand  that was leaning  on   the rail as she stood and gazed j  out eagerly over the ocean closed tightly j  ���   . ' '���'.'' i  upon the long girdle. A sudden id��a j  jame to me. I would get that belt and j  subject it to the X rays. Get that belt? j  I laughed to myself. I might as we'll j  try to photograph the depth of   the sea.   j  "You   go   to  Egypt,   doctor?"   says j  Caithness again. |  "Yes, gentlemen. Through English  influence I have secured a fine post in  the Egyptian army. I hope to accompany it on its proji cted campaign for  the relief of Kassala. I have been much  in E��ypt and have had an audience  with the khedive."  What induced me to lift my eyes  upon the Lady Jem a],pes? Those beautiful eyes had sought my own with the  beseeching, hungry, doglike pain of a  Wuunded animal. And the man's soul  within me stormed upward for her  beautiful sake alone.     But Schmalen-  ;  but a something within her eyes that  made my veins crawl. The sun's red  took the strange girdle. A distinct but  yet unintelligible hieroglyph was beginning to write itself on my brain.  Were those love letters in her belt? No.  I believed it was her will and testament. She was vastly wealthy, one could  see.   Did I believe it was her will, etc.?  "'We shall have a good 24 hours in  Gibraltar, my lady," I said, drawing  nearer the beautiful figure. "How do  you propose spenT.^; it? If I might  have the plea-me of showing you about  a little"���  The woman.turned very pale. It was  a strange pallor seen under the flash of  the sinking sun.  "I want to see the rock galleries and  their guns," she said quickly, not raising her eyes. "There will be a grand  salute given tomorrow, they tell me.  The German emperor's yacht will be  off Gibraltar."  "Oh, ho!" thought I.   "What are the  KgJKXSXSK  "To the, Electors of  tho Slocan Hiding*  of West Kootenay:  Gentlemen���With the dissolution of  the Legislative Assembly, the duty  ag*ain devolves upon the electors of the  .Slocan Riding* to choose a member to  represent them in the Provincial Legislature.  It is my intention to become a candidate at the. forthcoming* election and  with full confidence of the result I  respectfully.solicit Jhe suffrages of the  electors of the riding*.  While, I point with pardonable satis  isfaction to the manner in which [ have  conserved tho interest of the Riding* and  sought to meet local requirements so  far as practicable, I have earnestly endeavored to forward legislation in the  interests of the entire Province, and  such as would tend towards its material  development.  Constant in attendance at the session  of the Legislature, I have been watchful that no vote of mine should be  wanting lor any measure beneficial to  my constituents, or the Province as a  whole: nor have I been neglectful of the  interests of the wage earner, but have  in some degree at least been instrumental in placing their demands  amongst the principles to be advocated  by a great political party. It is well  perhaps that I should briefly state, some  of the principles which I have advocated  and shall continue to advocate until  they are incorporated in Provincial Legislation  1. I am in favor of an equitable redistribution of the seats in the legislative Assembly, based- generally upon  population, but with due regard to the  interests and circumstances of outlying  and more sparsely settled districts.  2. I shall ad^ocat'* the government  ownership of railways, and other public  franchises so far as may lie practicable  and a general enactment by which companies desiring- to construct railways  may be incorporated without special  legislation, and that railways bouused  by the Province may be under government control as to their rates, and subject to purchase at  government option.  8. ! shall do all in my power to assist and support the  advancement  and  development of the  mining interests ol  the Province upon which its prosperity  is so.materially dependent.     .  ���i. 1 believe in the principle of the  eight-hour law and shall permit no interference with this law as it stands,  and shall insist upon the retention of  the penalty clause.  5 I shall advocate a liberal expenditure upon trunk'roads and trails in the  various districts of the Province, believing that upon such expenditure the  development of the vast resources of  the country materially depends.  6. I shall advocate and if elected assist in the enactment of laws for the  proper adjustment of disputes between  labor and capital by a well digested  and equitably arranged system of compulsory arbitration.  7. I believe that Asiastic and other  cheap labor is detrimental to the best  interests of British Columbia. 1 shall,  therefore, advocate restriction so fat* as  it may be intra vires of Provincial Legislation, and shall assist in bringing  such pressure to bear upon the Federal  Government as may induce the government to assist in the work, and will  most emphatically insist that no such  class of labor shall be employed upon  any public work.- undertaken by the  Province or upon such works as are  subsidized by, or in any way subject to  ���the control of the government.  8. I believe that' the educational  system of the Province may be materially improved, and shall give my heartiest- assistance in bringing it to the  highest state of efficiency by the establishment of Normal schools and other  instrumentalities that may tend to the  accomplishment of that object.  9. I" shall also advocate and assist  the development of the agricultural resources of the Province.  1.0. I believe that the moneys of the  Province should be expended upon  some broad and general system which  would ensure the greatest amount of  benefit from such expenditure. In this  Riding I have endeavored to inaugurate such a system by having the work  upon roads and trails placed under a  responsible head, so that the appropriation necessarily inadequate under existing circumstances might be beneficial and economically expended.  Yours Faithfully,  R. F. Green.  ! quietly.    "I   have   done   that  several  ' times."  I      "Oh, ho!" I said to myself.    "What  I does that mean?"   And then aloud: "I  I wonder  if  the  old lady "with   the wig  I  will attempt it.  I hear she is one of the  ! most ardent in the plan."  '      We all laughed. Unconsciously again  !  my eyes traveled  toward that mysteri-  ! ous belt.  It was gone.  A shudder went through the woman,  whose eyes followed my own. A spot  i of color burned on her beautiful face,  | telegraphing to lip and eye her startled  i pulses. I saw her jaw tremble, and the  i hand that grasped now the arm of the  ! steamer chair shook with some great  : emotion. She turned to her maid. One  ' glance was enough. I was more than  ! ever convinced that the belt was of some  1 tremendous importance in the woman's  ' destiny.  ! "You will bring me my girdle," she  said, biting her under lip nervously and  avoiding my eyes. The maid disappeared. "Just fancy," Lady Jemappes went  on, toying with the heavy gold chain  bracelet on her fair little wrist, "fancy  coming on deck without one's accouter-  ments."  Her eyes again met mine. Anxiety  and terror strove in those beautiful eyes  with the dawn of divine feeling. I held  those eyes a moment. But the maid  appeared up the companionway, in her  hand the belt. The peeress could not  speak.  It was a long girdle, made of some  dress material stuff, I should say. I  can't describe these things as a woman  does, with all the adjeotives two hands  high. The belt was lined with pale  blue velvet. It was about a quarter of an  inch thick. She knotted it around her  slim waist. But, as 6he had never done  before, she took a small key from her  pocket and fitted it into a little gold lock  that clasped the belt together. And I  heard the Jock snap. She restored the  key to her pocketbook. Then, with the  old, graceful breeding and composure,  she drew our attention to the sunset  h- !.i. en a distant sail at the entrance to  '<:��������� <���}��� that mures into Gibraltar.  ''V.i -1 ') >���; ��� ���,, ('bri.-dmas on the  ir*.; '   ii. i   .-   .':!��� v, "   said   Cairh-  speak to the Turkish chap for full ten  minutes as she left us? I have never  set u her so animated. Their eyes met  mete than once. And she glanced at  h::-:::rdle."  "Tap Lie Turk."  "In vain. Wasn't it Carlyle wh6  called him 'the unspeakable Turk?' "  Caithness laughed. "His silent chess  play has got Europe in a fix. That's the  reason I'm going to Egypt."  "There comes my lady again! Restless creature today, for some unexplained  reason. I believe she retires below to  read the love letters in that belt. There  comes the silent German professor! Why  do you suppose he's always in his stateroom? He is seldom in the saloon. He  registered 'Dr. Schmalenstopfer,' " I  began.  "Hold up!" laughs Caithness. "The  -aame would knock you down. But if  you sneeze you'll get it. The captain's  cabin boy says he has in his large stateroom a huge apparatus"���  "By Jove! I have it! Sure as you'r6  born, it's a cathode ray photo apparatus."  "I wouldn't wonder," says Caithness, "but what is he after with Xrays?  Where is t be man going?  Do you know?"  "Yes; Alexandria first. I heard him  ?.��.y; later, Constantinople.''  "Hello  Would be  tubes on the .-.nhan and get the shadow -  graph i i bis inner meaning for Armenia  i.i.-.i (.n ti . Don't laugh so. It wilJ come  to thiit���this stupendous discovery of  Keen!, en's. We shall get the psychic  man  presently."  '���doe forbid! The divine, right of  privacy is no mere then."  .*'Nt:,:' ii'.nghs ('��� ithr.'.ss and turns to  the |*ri'ic---nr. "We hear, docl'.r, that  you ar< -pending thes" hems when the  most- of us loiter and smoke and flirt on  deck in the depths of scientific analyses.  You are interested in the Roentgen  rays?" goes on sly Caithness, offering a  cigar.  "Yes, gentlemen," answered Schma-  lenstrpfer, with strong foreign accent.  "If l*- ihe marvelous already. I have  ecr:: :_':���. ins:<-e of many .things. "  ���topfer went on, adjusting his glasses:  "I have interested myself so much in  this marvelous discovery of the vater-  land that I have managed to bring my  ���athod* ray photo apparatus with me  into Egypt.''  "I should like to see you play it on  tbe dervishes," says Caithness.  We all laughed. Lady Jemappes did  not speak. The restless, round spark of  red was moving in her cheek.  But a great moment was approaching  ���the entrance to the strait of Gibraltar. The passengers were coming up on  deck, and a commotion of questions and  exclamations put a stop to X rays. The  sea was a burnished amethystine violet,  a palpitating shimmer and shade like  the sheen on a pigeon's throat. The sky  was a poem in its chromatic ascensions  of sunset. The low, dark line off there  nine miles beyond was the mysterious  line of Africa's centuries of silence, the  land of the great past and the greater  possible. And .--;.cdt nly from out the  i.  0C( au, above tn  >!" laughs Caithness again.   "It  a good joke to play the Crookes  rob and obeisance of  waters at its 1<; f, rises and rises���a  shadow is it, in gigantic gloom of death  ��� the shadow that will fall upon him  who menaces its might���the rock of  ages, Britain's peaked cap that crowns  her in the face of four continents whose  shipping she surveys from her impregnable outpost���G i bral t ar!  The word burst from everyone's lips.  I could not speak, but; a thrill of no  mean pride surged through my soul as  I l'( It myself a man of that nation who  had climbed a mightier rot k i bat is  eyrie for ihe eagle, the rock of impi< g-  nable 'freedom, frcm wl.e.-e ��..:���. i.iic  shadow Britain has twice v. iti-er.-wij  with her lien, wisi r, to her ov. n -.-co to  restudy the habits < I' wr.-.i 1:1 ea: .Vs.  The dyi:ig sunset t<*< k ail Cil..va! tar's  citadel. The stern "-tone \\; - ;;:!. ��� ��� t\  with crimson. The sails of t. .������.,<: s  ship].ing at the ent3..nce to \,a s. n.it  caught the pink d;.;.; le of light. Ihe  glow burn d upon the laces of the passe:. ��� us. J turned and saw Lady Jemappes standing silent and alone, upon  her face a ���hrob of mingled sorrow and  yearning, a womanju,od on her lips that  siiind all the man's pulses within me,  rock galleries to you, you mysterious  witching womanhood? Do you contemplate tiuicide?"  But for the moment conversation and  soliloquies shattered in the sunset, for  the mouth of Gibraltar spoke.  Across to Africa the thunderous challenge rolled. The gun fire from the  turn's throat bellowed its belief in one  lauy alone���Britannia. Its white breath  inrdled in clouds around the mount,  an incense to Victoria by the grace of  God, I suppose, or something else.  I tmrned to my beautiful lady. Jove I  How those eyes took my breath! Those  eyes were misted with tears.  Worse and worse. What did it mean:  "The devil! I'll risk it," I said to myself. Then aloud, "Lord Jemappes is  listening to Britain's gunfire at Malta,  my lady."  Again that ghastly pallor creeping  down and across her face. Was it psychic, or was it certain? The pallor was  creeping on to the girdle, and���I'm no  fool, you know���did that girdle  move?  I thought I would move away. And  yet I was chained to the spot by her  Rtrange and overwhelming beauty.  "Yes, Lord Jemappes," she said.  "How glorious that last rim flash of  buij! There, it is gone! I am ohilly. I  think I must go below."  The girl was lying white and silent  a-* before, with a deathlike, peaceful  smile wreathing her parted lips.  Harry stole to the couch and looked  nto the girl's eyes. A merest gleam of  a heartbreaking recognition flickered  then-, like a stray and feeble sunbeam,  and vanished. The young man dropped  on one knee by tbe side of his dying  :::; her cold and humid  w ill his kisses.  " he cried in the ter-  ";**a.ut that it may not  bride and, grasp  hand, covered it  "Oh. my (4e,fi  ror of his ;r*iirt,  le   too   late���grant that  it may not be  too late!"  He took the knife he had brought,  and with one swift and desperate move-  lieiit cut a great gash in his left arm.  L'he sieaini'g bii'i.d spurted over his  face and ch< m. nut he dashed tlie horn  cup to the wound with   a lightninglike  swing, and the hot fluid gushed info it  He felt his fixe grow red and white by  turns, and a strong tremor filled his  i'rar-p, hut h" kept a tight hold of the  bom until h ��� knew that his blood was  trickling into it mure and more slowly.  Then he satisfied himself that the c*ap  was nearly full to the brim, though his  head s'vaui' and i':e walls and the  couch vj () the g rl upon it appeared Co  him to tun- ro'xu.d' i;: a hazy whirl. H��  crept to the couch side with the love of  a life beaming in .his dark eyes. Gently, tenderly, as a woman might have  done, he inserted his right arm beneath  the girl's ,-heaViers, and, raising her  drooping head with a solicitous care, he  held with his h..- the cup to her lips,  though he felt the blood still flowing  from his arm in a warm stream. The  half open litis admitted a few drops; then  the head <������-���::k b-icS rs a gasping thrill  pervaded the slender frame. Harry softly pressed tbe cup again to his love's  lips, and a few more drops passed.  Then he waited a dozen seconds,  while his sight grew dimmer and his  temples throbbed as in fever. Again he  placer, the cup to the whitC'lips, and'he  was happy to see a few more drops of  his life's blooa lushing to save her  whom he loved so well.  Time after nine during tbe next hour  he repeated hi.-, work of mercy until at  last the glassy eves brightened with the  signs of reviving life and a dim smile  beamed there. The cold figure seemed  to warm into pulse. :*ig vigor, the bosom  heaved in more visible evenness, and at  last a sigh, long drawn, escaped from it.  Then Karry on a sudden felt all  around him grow dark. His wounded  arm burned as in a raging fever, and he  swayed as be knelt by his Nellie's  couch.  "I've done what I could," be muttered. "Gc'-dhy, Nellie. Goodby, d&r-  lin.  Goodby, goodby!"  He  stretched out a wildly  fumbling  hand and fell face foremost on the floor.  * * # * *       > * ���  The sun of a bright winter morning  glowed, an orb of red fire, on a horizon  of silver, which graduated westward  into a pale, steely blue.  Around the hut wharePuiuther Harry  lay horses neighed and pawed the snowy  ground, while the air was astir with  cheery human voices.  A score of Uncle Sam's dragoons, unrecognizable as soldiers under the oddest and most varied assortment of fur  clothing, tramped up and down by the  tethered horses, swinging their arms  and stamping then* ieec to keep their  limbs warm in the keen and bitingly  brisk atmosphere.  Within three or four men, two of  them in the uniform of officers of the  United States cavalry, were busy attending to the needs of poor Nellie,  who sat, pale and , shamefaced, on her  couch, looking with frightened gazelle  eyes at her lover, whose wounds one of  the men was dressing.  "A fine fellow that, doctor!" exclaimed a boisterous lieutenant of dragoons. "I.wonder how he came by that  gash in the arm. The place is swimming in blood. Is he all right?"  . "Right as rain," the surgeon replied.  "He hasn't poisoned his constitution  with whisky of late. He'll be up and  doing in a day or two."    .  "And the old man?" asked the officer.  "There's life in the old dog for many  a day   to  oome yet.    But don't you go  Raising her drooping head -with solicitous  care.  and feed him with rancid pork and molasses. A stomach that's been starving  for a week or two can't stand that. "  ���        * * ��� * * ���  The story of Painther Harry's cordial  is told to this day by many a pioneer's  fireside out west.  The gold which Harry discovered at  such an awful cost did not ruffle tho  even tenor of his and Nellie's homely  lives.  THK END.  Thoughts of a Bachelor.  Without life death wouldn't be worth  dying.  Some men have corns on their souls,  and their bodies hurt them.  A girl is never really in love till she  feels herself blush when she says her  prayers.  Widows get along best with men be-  eae.-i they know enough not to aggra-  vale I hem too far.  Socrates always claimed he married  X. Mipp- lor discipline, but probably  .v . ! a.-. 1 i\v to cry at the right time.  ���N�� w York Press.  VKKSKS     OF    DISCONTENT.  1 see naught in the silken robe  But labor of the spindle slave:  I see naught in the ancient pile  But mark of tyrants low and vile,  The splendor "of the rich has shown  But sharper as in chiselled stone  The luing-cr of the lowlv poor.  ���Otto Waklen Henschftl.  In Idaho, jreuerally, the percentage  of gold in the ore increases with depth:  ordinarily, in Nevada, the percentage  of silver in the ore is yreater as g*reater  depth is obtained.  For Sale���The Taylor House, Enterprise Landing, one of the best hotel  locations on Slocan lake. Apply to 0.  B. Taylor, New Denver. THE LEDGE. NEW DENVER, B.C.. MAY 24,  1900.  Seventh Yeap.  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T.  LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months  ������*��� .<������>  Six "  1.25  Twelve  "  -'.<>0  Thbee years - -'.Wl  Transient Advertisini?, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of tbe Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on botlrsid.es of the  paj��er if you v/iah. Always rend something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do th* rest.  A pencil cro3S m tins square  indicates that- your subscri])-  tion is due, and that the editor  wishes once again  to look at  your collateral.  fEUKSDAY,   MAY 2-1.    1900.  Queen     Ciim'n Vktoria'  V. .      weighs-lOS pounds.  ICtOna   is 4  foot 10  inches  in height* and 81 years old   to-day.  In extending our congratulation we  trust that- the day is yet far distant  when Bertie, of Guelph.   will   have  his natal period made a public holiday.    Owing to recent events there  will be a hot time in many a town  before the sun goes down this p.m.  Enthusiasm and good  feeling  runs  high just   now   towards  our   Most  Gracious Queen in every land under the folds  of  the   Union   Jack.  Not  simply because   Victoria, is a  woman and a queen.' but   because  she represents  the greatest  nation  on earth.     Then, here's to   Queen  A'io.    May all the gods  bless   her.  and make her last days one.  sweet  poem of joy. pea.ee and glory,   un-  l'aeked by pain, undimmed by  sorrow and unshuttered by  regal   discord.  a.  clear  his  intellect.     It  require  bracer of some kind.  ���  Here is a bouquet from C. J).  Rand, of Spokane. The bouquet  had a -52 attachment. "Although  I have not had the. pleasure of visiting the Lucerne of America for  many moons, still I always read  your weekly effusions with much  interest, and if T were so situated  that I would have to give up your  paper'or a box of cigars,.; I think  the box of .cigars would have to go.  and I hope that you may long continue to be a. trail blazer for the  tend erf eet."  Hei-e is one from a rough rider  now on a firing line in the red-  streaked dark continent:  ������Dear Colonel.���A bundle of  Lkik-ics came into camp just before  our last battle. ft put so much  vim and nerve into the boys that  they came nearly cleaning tip the  entire Boer gang upon the following  day. Send us plenty of them. One  copy is more appreciated than a  million pairs of socks."  Tims you see. my smooth and  tender reader, how may ways there  are of sizing up the sheet you an  now so. in tenth* reading.  Kane  Indications in England point to  an immense flow of capital to British Columbia just as soon its the  war is over. Come along, we are  waiting for thee and. the long sack  that is spoken of so much in history  and financial journals.  The   Jesuits    have  There will be an almost total  eclipse of the sun next Monday. As  the world may come to a.n end on  the same day we would suggest that  all our delinquent subscribers dig  tip. and be prepared to meet their  god with a smile on their faces and  a glad peaceful feeling pervading  their most innate nature  brothers, dig.  Dig.  Strict  0i distributed a. pamph-  rOerS lot to the followers in  Manilla, which exhibits an overplus of gall upon the part ������ of its  compilers. None but the most  ignorant and superstitious would  ever .think of following the commands of this would-be religious  trust.    The pamphlet says:  ������'Second���You must subject your  own judgment to that of the church  and think as the church thinks, for  the church can not be overcome.  ���'Third���You must reject and  condemn the Masonic sect, so frequently rejected and condemned by  the supreme pontiffs.  ''Fourth���You must also reject  and condemn  liberty   of  worship.  The   Martinites  i      ��--\    ��� i   raised    Kane   in  IS   K31 SeQ   Sandon       Friday  night and made him their candidate  in   the   present  Slocan   campaign.  Why has this been  done?    Is it a-  joke on George, or the community V  Kane   is   one  of the  pioneers   of  Kaslo.   and a good   fellow   around  home.     He is all right to sit   upon  the counter of a corner grocery and  settle the affairs of state.aimotating  his remarks by occasionally spitting  tobacco juice at a passing fly,   but  when it comes to posing before the  public as a. seeker after   legislative  honors George is simply like a fish  two   miles   from   water.     His .remarks at Sandon,on Saturday night  were painful and amusing.    Painful  because no true man likes to see a  good man    murder   the    Queen's  English,     and    amusing    because  George   talked    more    like    Billy  Florence in the Mighty Dollar than I  a. man fully, in   earnest  about-the |  grave   political   situation   of   fl>i*j (.0U]lt ,-,[,<.   ]imiS(  sorely     tried     province.     - George I ,-01.ina,11(.l> ;������  should not have  forgotten   that in  the game of   politics   it  is   always  more dignified to be a  rubberneck  than, a chubber.  not alter the fact that a. Boer triumph would put South'Africa-back  a hundred years. I was always  hissed���always.  "In short* my experience was  that, outside-of a small set in the  Eastern States,and apart from some  New York and Boston newspapers,  the whole trend of opinion is hostile  to England.' A glance at the caricatures which fill the American papers  should be enough to convince, anyone of this.  ''And." added Max O'Kcll. **as  for an Anglo-American alliance, let  me tell you that it would instantly  kill the American Government, who  would propose or sanction it. The  masses of American people are dead  against it.  ���'Nothing amuses me more than  to see Americans making money in  England by having the Stars and  Stripes and the I'nion Jack waving  together.     How   these    Americans  must laugh in their sleeves as they  during   the   per-  In Paris,'Canada's grain exhibit  is most excellent, but its mineral  display is deuce high. Canadians  may not love the absinthe drippers,  but that is no reason for not having  our exhibit of minerals in the top  stope of excellence.  What  Ma-xy Says  An effort is being made in Spokane to repeal the law prohibiting  the operating of money-paying slot-  machines in that city. They should  move their city to Sandon. and be  free.  It Will  Pinch  ove the English, judging from the wa.y their  papers have treated the British over  the present unpleasantness on the  dark continent. Max O'Rell. the  well-known French humorist, says  that nearly all the Yankees are the  same way. Maxy said this in  London a few days ago:  "You ask me. does America  really sympathize with the Boers?  Now. you want me to tell you the  truth,   and    not   to   say   pleasant  John Keen believes  in   ;m   ellieient   civil  service.     He believes  that   government   oli'teials   should  hold ollice just as long as they per-  The French in j form their work   in   a   satisfactory  France   do   nol j manner,    and   should   not   be   discharged    when     ihe    Government  party   goes   off   shift.    This   is   a.  policy of the greatest   good   to   the  greatest    number.      Robert    Green,  believes in the greatest good to   his  friends.      lie    believes    in   ousting  good men in order that some fellow  who voted  for him can have'a job.  no   matter   whether   the   country  loses or not,     He believes in squandering the people's money in  order  to please his friends.     'When, a until  pursues this course he is not   broad  The Beauti-   Truth is a  f    |   T*       4- U       beautiful nieii-  TUI     I rUtn       tal element, occasionally found in some newspaper  offices, but not indigenous to political campaigns.     Men in .the heat of  campaigning often'forget their better natures and seek to  frost  their  opponents  by   making   statements  often devoid of even an   undershirt  of cold facts.     There' is John Keen  for  instance.     The  cry   is   raised  that the mine owners  are   putting  up the money to push him through  the lines into the arena, of political  power.    The howl also goes   up to  high heaven that he was the ebony  complected gentlenntn  in the fence  when that small   bind   of" patriots  got together in Kaslo and vivesect-  ed the voters' list.     By turning the  X ray 'of truth 'upon these matters  we' find that the  mine   owners   are  not ' putting   up   the   material    for  John's election expenses, and  that  since he came into the veldt several  of them have retreated   behind  .the  kopje of indifference and are quietly  dropping rocks   of  discouragement  across his tra.il.   thinking   that   he  comes out too boldly in his   declaration on the  eight  hour  question.  Perhaps'   these   disgruntled   piutes  think that the soft  effeniinaney   of  Bob Green's gentle and .inoffensive  nature would   lie   more   plastic   in  their   hands  than   the   virile   and  aggressive     disposition     of    John  Keen.  Then that affair about the voters'  lists. It is true evidently that sonic  of the men who undertook to revise  the list were actuated by motives  oilier than the pure love of their  fellow man. Probably some of  them were burning with a. desire to  commit political rape upon.this  riding, and thought that they could  do it by ruthlessly, stabbing the  names that" would be opposed to  them. John Keen was at that assembly of brilliant intellects and in  his pocket he had a list of nearly  .'100 men who had bought miners'  licenses from him. He had this  list with him. not   to   destroy   any  June 9, and my right hand is all  shuk to pieces, my stomach is full  of whiskey boils, my cay use is dead,  and I have bed 17 fights in Kaslo,  Sandon and other camps over'these  durned candidates. Talk about  relieving Mafeking! If I don't  get relieved soon my name will be  Dennis, Kane or something like  that."' The gospel mill editor  handed him the office bottle of  lemonade, and after Moses had  swallowed a few drops he rose up  and went forth a new man, .while  the bull-dog laughed and the prints  up-stairs clicked their types in  unison to the words of the Dutch-  poet :  When der lection in o'er,  IJnd (let* ballots counted oud,  , Keen vill bav tier flore,  Vlu'le. Kane iind Green vill  Be. up der Hpoud. '  KKOM  TDK .KDITOlt'S  Itl'PICK STOPK.  British Columbia will be'relieved  on June !).  Trusts are the fad of the day.  Three men are looking for .a public,  one in the Slocan.  A .lap or Chinaman never give  the fact away when they are cigar-'  ette fiends by their fingers.  Crime'is on the increa.se' in the  territories. Thanks to the ever increasing foreign population.  Mann & Mackenzie call their railroads the Canadian Northern. This  is one form of gratitude, although  their trains would run as smooth  under any other name.  Paper is paper these da.ys. and  we have been waiting two months  for an eastern mil! to fill our order.  Some capitalist should start a mill  at Golden. There is plenty of  spruce around that village.  Having  dug-  Passed  ���*Tf_      Ti    i.       through a dvkc  I he   DyKe   0f   hard    times  we have again caught the. pay chute,  as will be noticed fry the increased  size   of   our   workings   this   May  morning.     The time is opportune.  To-day is a national bolida.y. Male-  king has been relieved, and. up and  down the eternal sun-tipped empire  sounds of joy and revelry.are, heard.  Just the time for us to expand and  flag the capital that   is   waiting  to  delve into our Slocan  kopjes   when  the shell and siege era   has   passed  away in far-off   Africa..     We   hope  that   the   hum   of  prosperity   will  continue to increase in this glorious  mineral-touched Kootenay of ours,  and that many decades  will   wheel  along the pike  of  time   before   we  have to again cut this paper in two.  and live on   three   meals a. day   in  order to  keep   our   financial   head  above the cruel and chilly'waves of  adversity.  '^6 6  Parisian bankers are finding  some difficulty in procuring money,  and have sent to New York for the  loan of lo millions. We are pi eased  that they did not write to us. We  could not accomodate them,   a-s  we  had to buy a ticket from  S. railway the other day.  th  K. ,x  Have you re aid  THE LEDGE?  How do you ^ ��^  like it ��   o  Mud and   w��-���������"���-���"���<���  .--�� .      letters       lor  Bouquet  a gams  running a-   newspaper.  many  and  our style of  Some contain literary mud. while bouquets  of sweet words are in ot hers. Here  is one of 1 lie mud variety written  by a human ass named W. ( '���. King  who wastes ink on son.ie kind of a  rag in the   hay   country,   of   which  liberty of the press, liberty of  thought and the other liberties of  perdition, condemned and rejected  by the pontiffs.  "Fifth���You must also reject  and condemn liberalism and also  modern progress and civilization as  being false progress and false civilization.  "Sixth���You must utterly abominate civil marriage and regard it  as pure concubinage.  ������Seventh ��� You must also condemn and reject the interference of  the civil authorities in any ecclesiastical affairs so much in vogue  nowadays.  "FJghth ��� Finally you must hold  t he belief  that   the   church    b\  Bran<Ion is tin* centre.       Muslellow  who. although a King by name, is! origin has a divine and supernatur-  evideni.ly a deuce hy nature, <,b-i a-1 authority, and is moreover sti-  ta-ined a copy of our paper  by   mi  things merely because they are  present? Then I reply.absolutely.  Wherever I went in America., outside the -smart set' in New York.  I found opinion strongly opposed  to you.  "A public lecturer has. perhaps,  unusual opportunities for discovering what people really think. In  my lecture on John Bull���the same  lecture, by the wa.y. which I have  continually delivered in this country��� I illustrated my points by  reference to the Boer war. I pointed out that John Bull's little foible  'fs | is self-sufficiency, and his willingness to lake on the whole world   in  enough to represent a crossroad,  let alone a. rich district like the  Slocan. Green is docile and pleas-  tint in his talk, but the gray matter  in his upper stope pinches to a  knifeblade seam when it conies to  legislating for the greatest good to  the greatest number.  ! ,    .,       ���   .,      ,,      ��� .��� i     , .alight, if it wished.     Then I   went  ��� . j penor to the civil n-id honties.    And:       ^  lie  lieaiinlui  fake and 1 bought we wanted to exchange with him. This is what In  writes :  ������If sen I as an exchange, pb-ase | itself from the slate. Children  discontinue it. for I do noi like the! must be brought up in the above  flippant Yankee tone of Ihe sheet. ; views, condemning whatever the  and I should not like it to be see,, j church condemns. And children  in my office, even on the Moor."       i "1IIS<  ���"' ''duea-led solely in Catholic  schools by genuinely Catholic  teachers, and not on any account  in iinsectarian or mixed schools,  placed. He should sit down on the, ^1,-;,.), ar(. strictly forbidden by the  copy of our paper, and endeavor to j church.''  reject   and   condemn   the   doctrine j(l11 1��  Oeseriix  that ihe church should submit to : m his character-���his utter lack of  the slate, or thai the church is in ; suspicion. I showed how he al-  Mi-inciple   or   thought    to    */l��'f d<' Mowed    the   Afrikander    Bomb    an  organization     wholly     opposed    to  We  leel  this kind.  sorry for a poor freak   of  11 is brains must be mis-!  British dominion, to develop undisturbed in his own colony.  "When  I   spoke   of   the   natural  'sympathy all people felt for a  liltle  nation lighting a great power. I was  .always   cheered,   but when I went  on lo say 1 hat such   sympathy   did  The British (Joverninenl proposes  to appoint representatives from each  colony to be members of the Privy  Council. Fach appointment would  last seven years, and life peerages  would be conferred upon them.  Here is-an excellent opportunity  for Joe Martin to get in and drill  in case he falls into the sump mi  the 0th of .]i\\u\  New Denver looked like ;i military posl last week, judging from  the many I 'nion Jack.- lhal were  IIi 1-1 ing wii h 1 he breeze. This week  il again looks like a cow camp or  pastoral sccm-rv adjacent to a-  cheese factory.  man's franchise, but to see its far  as laid in his power and knowledge  that no name should be unjustly  tampered with. This does not look  a-s though Keen was the deadly  enemy of every man who hits the  drill, or earns his daily tender beefsteak by honest toil. Just the ve-  \ev^\ if you take the trouble to  think, instead of swallowing reports  without calling for facts.  The Great Northern railroad is  likely to be using Crow's Nest Pass  coal, before long. What a snap  this province gave away, when  parted with such   a   valuable   assi  it  as Ine coal  around I  ���erme.  Hard  on Moses  "1 wish thesi  elexshuns wen  over." said Powder Moses a-s he shoved out* olliet  door open the other day. and stuck  his mud collectors upon our Fg'.vp-  tianottoina.il.     "What is the  nia-t-  iioxt   vou   think   so?  It. isn't so   tinu'li  a  qucscion  of  how  earnest one is  in   his advoctcy   of  the  cause,   of  what  he  considers  the  best  political   (.-iiiididate,,   but  it   is  oi  verv  great importance to know what amount  of .backbone the, candidate has to  carry  out- his pledges.    The  election   of this  man or that, is neither going  to  make  or   break  the,  Slocan.    The. Slocan   is  bigger than all of them  combined  and  will lie, ttir'M'ng   out   its  millions   wh.cn.  all of ns are  laid  beneath   the  daisies,  hut these points  should   be  considered  in deciding* what, candidate to vote for:  What  is  the,   record   of  the   respective  candidates as public  servants:-1    Which  one is better able to   do   his  duly  as  a  legislator;   which   can 'best  assist  the  laboring men,-business men  and   capitalist, each   of   whom   are   doing*   their  share to develop the   country,   without  injury to either,    ft is nonsense  to sav  the interests of the laboring-  man   rests  with one, candidate and the interests of  the   capitalist    with    the   other     John  Keen will help the, laboring*  classes  as  faithfully  as   Bob   Green.    Bob   Green  wii I not impair the interests  of capital  any   more  than will .John Keen.    Both  will do their duty to the  limit  of  their  ability and no more.    The great difference is in the. capacity of the. num.   The  interests of the. Slocan in particular and  Kootenay  in   general are of far greater  importance,   than   the,  interests  of  the  mine worker or mine operator and  the  man who sets himself up as  the  champion   of  one  against  the.  other  is  too  small   to  be.  a   legislator.    The   eight,  hour day   is  here  to  stay.    That  is  a  i foregone   conclusion.    What  we  want  now is a man of vim,   courage and   intellect;   with  a  thorough knowledge of  the country and its needs, and a determination to get what he's sent after.  A <1 vert isiiif-;.  The following very sensible remarks on advertising are taken from  one of our American exchanges: One  should advertise all the time. Only  when one, can claim the undying  friendship and devotion of enough  people to give ail the trade wanted  can one stop advertising. In this  period of dollars and cents and ephemeral friendship, such conditions can  never exist, therefore one must keep  everbis ingly at it. One cannot eat  enough in a week to last a year. One  cannot advertise on that plan either.  Advertising is business (ood, It must  be administered regularly and in  doses to (it the size of the business, '  The first few times an advertisement  appe*irs, the people commence to notice it, provided it has any attractiveness whatever. Afv.e.r a time it occurs to t.'ieiii there must be something  ter  -ai<  I the church editor, as Ik  Chicago has a population of  L'.(100.(1(10. This beats New Denver  till lo fragments.  quietly absorbed   another   chew  tobacco.  ..[[ere  nior n two wee  it, anything advertised so persistently, and pretty soon they are in a buying frame of mind. It is a consiant  dripping that wears away the stone,  and it. is constant advertising that  <>! brings business. Seventh Year.  THE LEDttbl NEW DENVER, B.C., MAY 24. 1900.  GEORGE   T,   KANE'S  PLATFORM.  To the Electors of the Slocan Kiding* of  the West  Kootenay Electoral District:  Having received the unanimous nomination of the Liberal Convention held  in Sandon on the 18th day of May, 1900,  and deeming  it to be absolutely necessary in the interest of the people of this  Hiding* that there be elected a representative pledged to the principles of  justice and good government and working in accordance with the platform of  the Hon. Jos Martin, as enunciated by  him, and pledged to the support of the  Government   and  believing   that   the  interests of the toiling masses are paramount to all others I do hereby pledge  myself to advance and protect the interests and rights of labor and to support  the platform of the Hon. Joseph Martin,  which is published below.    But as the,  causes which led to the insertion in the.  said platform of .���'���'the clause relating to  the plebiscite in reference to the Eight-  Hour Law   no longer exist   the   Hon.  Joseph Martin and hie colleagues have,  , now  declared  that  no such   plebiscite  shall'be taken,   and  in this I   heartily  concur.    I, therefore, have the honor to  solicit your votes and influence.  Respectfully submitted,  I am, Gentlemen, yours sincerely,  Gk6. T.'Kanw  Pi,atrium of tub Hox Joseph" Mautix.  I..'The abolition of the S200 deposit  for candidates for the Legislature.  2. The bringing into force, as soon as  arrangements can be completed, of the  Torrens Registry system.  :i. Tbe redistribution of the. constituencies'on the basis of population, ai-  lowinu- to sparsely populated districts a  proportionately larger representation  than to populous districts and cities.  ���I. The enactment of an accurate system of Government scaling of logs, and  its rigid enforcement.  0 The re-enactment of the disallowed  Labor Regulation Act, JSUS, and also  all tlie-statnes of 1899, containing anti-  Mongolian clauses if disallowed, as proposed by the Dominion Government..  i'.. To take a. firm stand in every other  possible, way with a view of discottrag-  ging the spread of Oriental cheap labor  in this Province.  7. To provitle for olHciariiispection of  all buildings, machinery and works,  with a view to compelling the adoption  of proper safeguards to life and health.  S. With regard to the. Eight-hour  Law the Government will continue to  enforce the^law as it stands. A n immediate enquiry will be. made by the Minister of Mines into all grievances put  forward gin connection with-its operation, with a view of bringing about an  amicable sett lenient. If no settlement  is reached the. principle, of the referendum will lie. applied and a vote taken  at the geiiei al election as to whether  the law shall lie repealed. If the law is  sustained bythe"vote if will be retained  upon tlie statute book with its penalty  clause. If modifications can be made  removing any of the friction brought  about, without impairing- the principle  of the law, they will be adopted.    -If the.  land of Vancouver. With respect to  other parts of the Province, to proceed  to give to every portion of it railway  connection at as early a date as possible, the railway, when constructed, to  be operated by the Government through  a Commission.  bi. A railway bridge to be constructed in connection with the Kootenay  railway across the Eraser river, at, or  near, New Westminster, and running  powers given over it. to any other railway company applying for the same  under proper conditions.  17. In case it is thought at anytime  advisable to give a bonus to any railway  company, the same to be in cash, and  not by way of a land grant; and no  such bonus to be granted except upon  the condition that a fair amount of the  bonds or shares of the company be  transferred to the Province, and effective, means taken to give the Province  control of the freight and passenger  rates, and provision made against such  railway having any liabilities against  it except actual cost.  1.8. To take away from the LieirLen-  ant-Governor-in-Couueil any power to  make substantive changes in the law,  confining the jurisdiction entirely to  matters of detail in working out the  laws enacted by the Legislature.  19. The establishment of an institution within the Province for the education of the, deaf and dumb.  20. To repeal the Alien Exclusion  Act, as the. reasons justifying* its. enactment no longer obtain.  21. An amicable settlement of the dispute with the, Dominion Government ns  to Deadman's Island, Stanley Park and  other lands, and an arrangement with  Mr. Ludgatc. by which, if possible, a  sawmill industry may be established  and carried on on Deadman's Island,  under satisfactory conditions, protecting  the. interests of the. public.  22. Proper means of giving technical  instruction to miners and prospectors.  pump   the   Water,  out   of  it   and  divide the result.    The lake was a  mile  long  and   a third   of  a mile  wide and of  a mean depth   of 20  feet,   and it  took   six   months  of  steady pumping, night and day, to  remove  the   water.     The.   pumps  were  huge  affairs   having  an   18-  inch intake and a 2-foot discharge.  and so great was .the suction  that  sometimes live geese  swimming on  the lake would  be drawn into the  pipe and discharged fluttering into  the sluice,   that  carried  the water  into Car]) river, ha.ving suffered'- no  more harm than  the  loss of a few  feathers.  When the water   was finally removed,   the  deepest    parts  of the  lake bed were found covered with a  deposit  of  from   10   to  20   feet of  very   thin   mud.    This   substance  was   too   thick   to  go  through the  pumps  and  too thin to be loaded  upon   carts    and    carried      away.  And.  although  time  was given it.  yet the sun was powerless to dry if  .up.      A     coating    would    readily  form over   the   top. but when  this  w;ts penetrated the same deposit of  diluted   mild    \va.s   found    below7.  Celebrated   engineers   were   called  from   abroad   to- devise  a  way  to  get rid   of  the stuff.     .Heavy iron  ea.issons full   of   tiny    perforations  were made  and   sunk  to the lake  bottom, the theory  being that the  water would run into them, whence  it could be pumped a.way ; but the  theory did   not  prove good.    The  mud came through  the little holes  with the water and" filled  the great  receptacles.        Finally,     when   all  other  expedients   had    failed,   the  Cornish in on of the iron   mines proposed to let  the mud run into the  mines, a little at a time, and then  to hoist it to the surface in buckets  by means of the regular skips on  which the ore is elevated.  This plan was followed, and  gradually the mud disappeared.  And thus ca.me the last of what  was once one of the most beautiful  little sheets of water resting among  the hills of upper Michigan. Its'  site is now occupied by the, smudgy  implements of a great iron industry  and three companies of sordid  grabbers after wealth are fighting  in the courts over the deposits  which the lake's glassy surface  once concealed.���M i u n e a p o 1 i s  Journal.  Grace Bkkokk Mkat.���The deacon:  "O Lord, ef (lis yere chicken be stolen,  we hope you will oberlook de fact, fo'  it's almighty small, almighty tough, an'  almighty inadequate ter go 'round."���  Life. ; ,  For Sale���The Taylor House, Enterprise Landing, one of the best hotel  locations on Slocan lake. Apply to C.  B. Taylor, New Denver.  New Denver  Transportation  & Light Go.  PALMA ANGRIGNON, PROPRIETOR.  General Braying: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.  Saddle Horses and Pack Animals.  Feed Stables at. New Denver.  EB. Dunlop  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  Children's lliiir Cutting a Specialty.  SL<��OAX    CITY. ,- - B.  C.  F. L. CHRISTIETl.L.B.  BARRISTER,  SOLICITOR, Etc.  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So far as the  merits of the dispute are concerned,  they have no particular interest for  anybody but the squabbling contestants: but running through the  dry-as-dust arguments of the lawyers, as distinctly traceable as the  blue silk thread through a dirty  piece of paper money, there was the  curious story of how nature was  despoiled and Lake Angeline removed   from existence.  The three companies owning the  shores of the lake, and consequently  laying claim to its bottom, under  the laws of Michigan, was the  Pittsburg and Lake Angeline, the  Cleveland Iron Mining company  and the Lake Superior Iron Mining  company. About ten years ago  thev   found   that   rich   deposits   of  Just Received  Several varietie.s of Kalian Keekers.  hVflmin.i*- Chairs, etc Tlie tinesf,  .���vi-i'slimvii in ihis sect icn.      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Few machines in its class have met 'with such general commendation. Goto any Gendron Agencj ���they're  everywhere���and study the special features in this season's  models, particularly the chainless.  Write for Catalogue.  CANADA CYCLE & MOTOR CO.. Limited  VOTICK IS HERICBV GIVEN thai I intend lv  ;\ apply at the next mcetine* of ihe Board of  License Commissioners for the Slocan Dist.ici for  lea vc lo transfer the hotel license now held by  me at Slocan .(unction lo S. A. Mc-Mannis.  W. If   LAMBERT.  sli-iciiu .T'lictioii. May n, limn.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  SHOSHONK   Mint-nil Claim.  SituatK    in   the    Slocan     M.i'iiin(r   Division   of  West   Kootenay  District.     Where   located:  Adjoining ihe Chambers and   Derby,, on the  out I) Fork "f Carpenter ereek.  'PAKE NOTICE thai I.   \V.  S.   Drewrv.   Free  l    Miner's Certificate No. J.'tm'iS for myself, J. C,  Bolander. Free Miner's Certificate No.' l'lKS-l, and  Charles McNicholl. Free -Miner's  Certilicatc No.,  ���.'li-lii.-V intend,  sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the Minnie Recorder for a Certificate  'of Improvements, for (lu-  purpose of oblitining  a Crown Grunt of the above churn.  And further lake notice that acliou  under section .'17. must be commenced   before the issuance  of such Certiiicarc'of Improvements.  Dated this loth day of Mav. A. D. limo.  *\V. S. DREWRY  Head office, Toronto, Ont.  c. (.  vote is against   ir the law will   be  re- | icon   can   nndei  pealed.  9. To re-est-'ihlish the Loudon A<i*ciicy  of British Colmnlii;*, and to take every  effective means of lji*ino*iiio* before tlie  British public the advautao*e.s of tine  Province, as a place forthi* prolitahle  investment of capital*  10. The. retainhii>* of the resources of  the Province as an asj-er lor the benefit  of the people, and taking* effective  measures to prevent the alienation o  the public domain, except to actual sellers or lor actual bona fide business, or  industrial purposes putting* an end to  the practice of .speculating* in connection with the same-.  ft. The tikiiii*.* of act ire measures for  the syste n'atic exploration of the Province.  12. The borrowing of money for the  purpose of providing roads, trail"! and  bridges, provided that in every case the  money necessary to pay the interest  and sinking fund in conduction with  the loan shall be provided by additional  taxation so as not to impair the credit  of the Province  1:3. In connection with tlie construction of Government roads and trails, to  pi ovule, bv the employment of competent civil engineers and otherwise  that the Government money is expended upon Some system which will be advantageous' to the general public, so  that the old system of providing- roads  as a special favor to supporters of tin-  Government may lie entirely discontinued  II.   I'o keep the.  ordinary annual *-'*���  penditure within   the  ordinary   annual  revenue, in order to preserve, intact (he  credit of the Province,   which is its he.-! |  asset |  i">. To adopl a ���system '"if Go venniieii! '  constlT'iefion and operalioii of raii'.\-ays. j  and   iinmediaUily   to proc.iu-d   with   the j  coiistruclioii of a rail^'ay on   the south i  >iile. of liie Praser river, connecting- the i  ('oast   with ! ho.   Kootenay district. wjtii I  i'he. uiidivi*slaniliii��* tha.l unless the other  railways now constructed in   the Prov-  iiiee yive   f.-.ir  conneclioiis.   and   make  eipiitalile  joint   freight  and   passeii,u-er  arran^eiiieiits,   the   Province,   will   eon  thine, this line to the   eastern botmdarv  Nothing prettier for the mope  MAKE!-!. New Denver's I-'uniittu  DKTKOET Mineral Chum...  Cl.UMJ.ANT Mineral Claim.  TII I.ST I, K Mineral Claim.  MAK1JV S.  Flt.-VCTIONAI.   Mineral  Clainr  Sidune In the iiioi-an Milling' Division of West  Ko .temiy disiriet. Whe e located: (Jn.  How-son Creek.  'PAKE NOTICE that I. Ilerhert T. Twiu-i.%  1 a".ent for l.k-or.e-e \V. F-luf-'hos. Free .Miner's  Cert hit-ate No. r.ltiTo.and The Scottish Colonial'  (roh! Fields Ltd.. Free Miner's Certilicate No.  l.lSod, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply lo the Mininti Recorder lor Ceritlieates of  Improvements, for the purpose-of obta.iniiiir ;i  Crown Orunt of ea-h of ihe above claims.  And !-'i-ther take notice I hat -ictidii. under section 37,must he connneiiced before the issuancc-  of such Cerlilieates ol Improvemenis.  Dated this ]7ih dav of Mav, lnoa  HERBERT T. TWIOG.  I.akeview,    baki-vii-w  ' Krsu-i ion     Alphii.  and   Kopje  l'l-oel ion >| im-rsil Claims.  Situate in the Slocan Minin.s Divi.-ion ol'West  Kootenay    I'l-M-if* Where      located:  About one and niie-lnili mile.? south of New  Denver.  ���"PAKE Ni'iTICE Thai I. W.S. Drewrv.  actinir  .1.    as ae-aut for  the  Northwest   Aliniiie   Svnrti-  cate. Limited, l-'o-e Miner   intend,     *i.\iv     days  (.'erlilicate No. lliil.li;.  nun    tin-    date    hereof  FRESH EGGS -  Choice Lemons,  30c dozen  Swift's OMAHA HAMS, lCe  1.50 lbs. Chickens for Saturday.  I have, a few Sinj.:er Scwiui.*- Alaeliines in-ell on  eas\  terms. ^.[.d-.-ss ���  New Denver  THE RUBENS VEST  D.  IVlcLachlan's  New Denver.  MAINLAND  and  BRITISH LION  Are   the   best   known  ( Wars in B. t.'.    Thev  PATENTED  The Rubens Vest is the BEST  undershirt ever devised for infants. No  BUTTONS,    PINS,    or     STRINGS  required. No pulling over the head tc  worry small children. Its use is recommended by the most eminent, physicians  for its efficient protection of lungs and  abdomen. For sale by all leading Dry  Goods stores.  SBDBBDBBaBBnEBmfiBBl  to apply to the Miuin-j'  Recorder lor a certificate-  ..I   improvements,   for   tin-    pui-poM-   of obtain  nifr a Crown -.-rant ol e.u-h  of the above claims.  _ And further take notice  that acti-m.under section :;v ii.tist be commenced   before the issuance  ol'such certitieate of iiu'ir.ivemeuts. ,  Dated this :id day of May. l'Ki..  W.S. DIlFWRy.  has reached the high favor it enjoys today in wheeldom. rue important new features and improvements adopted in the 1000'models  will bring* it fresh laurels as among- the. hi^h-oradt* class Agents  everywhere. Look one up and study the 'Red Bird, or write for  catalogue. ' ^  Agent wanted. CANADA CYCLE ei .MOTOR" CO    Ltd  Write for catalogue. -Toronto. Out.  Dolly     Vanlei!  JUKI }'J!lS|n'|)  Claims.  Mineral  iwjfffrr  "S  9  8t  j --ituale in the Slocan   Miami;-   Division  of West  | Kootenay   Disttiet.    Where located:  At the  j        he;:.!   ol   WiDon  creek   ami  Xorth   Fork  of  ('ai-|ienler.  'PAKi'. Xfi-nt.-;-: tii.it i, ch-s, ,\i,,or...,,f K-tsio-  ! 1 aet-iii-.'as nL-'cur for .1. M Mirtin. !>'. M.C.  -il.MOl ,\. Alfred R.il.dnsoii. !���'. M. ('. i:-i 71S B -\  W. Wri.eht. Free Jliner'sCeMilie.-in- Xo. B.l.*iT.'.u  and Williau.! A-hner- \i*nold V M. ('-. Xo.  I'i-iTH A . intend, sixly da-,-s Irolii the rlaic hereof,  to apply to the Minim*' Keeorder for a Cert-ificiiti-.-  of Improvements. f<>r tin- imrposi- of rihi.-iinini;- ;i  Crown (Jrun! of eacji ot the above claims  And further take notice that action, under section .'17. must be commenced before the iss.na nee  of Mich (.'erlilicate of Improvements.  Dated ihis *i.*.ili das- of April. ltino.  ���fa CHAS.  MiiDRK. I'. L. S.  E  J. K. CLARK,  The spechil Ladies' model is a light wheel��� an easy running wheel  ���a well-balanced wheel���a 22-pound wheel-���a graceful wheel.  See the skeleton gear case���option of a combined coaster and brake  at, a slight additional cost.  Agent wanted.        Write fin* catalogue.  CANADA CYCLE A  .MOTOR CO.  Head ollice, Toronto, Canada.  Ltd  CANADIAN  ANDSOOLINE.  Hetween  ATLANTIC & PACIFIC  The direct route from  The one-piece crank and axle in the i Kootenay Country  -I i N ES  to all iioints Last and West.  and sold, by all first-class dealers.  WM. TIETJEN,  .Mamilaciurei*. V.\Ncoi:yi:i:  gor  ANDjViiNSNG  Reports, l-Jxaiuinatioiis   and Management.  NEW DENVER  C  Is an important feature, and is acknowledged  does away with cotter pins and overeonies al  tolore experienced hy loose crank--*  prevents  si hy must riders. It  I the dil'lieuliies here  aeeidents and break  age.  1900.  Study the feature, in the   popular   Cn-iadian made   mnnnt f-'i*  \\ri*ite i'ov catalogue. Airent wnnied,  CANADA (IVCI.K ^  .MOT<)|  I lead ot'lice, Toronfo, Canada.  CO..    I Ail  First-Class Sleepers on all trains froin  Revelstoke and Kootenay I.dg.  Tourist Oars pass .Medicine. Hat. daily  for St, Paul; Sundays and  Wednesdays for Toronto:  Fridays  for Alontroal and Hosron.  Same ears pass   Revelstoke  "in- day  earlier.  n. a. sc.  ;oti(*k To  'iVIM'IAL   LAND SI' h'VKVOK  and MIX.INC KNiUNKKi;  Slocan, IB.  ( '..!Tc-'pi.|ldencc  helled.  i/oni  II p. *  ...    (I   Vi  Jll-'ll...-.  11  1/  f<>   ':  5ir��!:||'H'  I   U-ii)   ||, ,u   --,.||  :-i!i...        Kilrn.-,  K .dak. ,-,l  ,\ I:i��� ��� i��� i��� ���.-1ti pricr.    Si ml :'..r oriees mi  an . tliiui;- \o.il w.i hi  ��� e S'ri.'ATIIKA l.'X. Ka.-I.i. \i. (.'   j  I'l'-: I-.  (���'i.\Nt-:<TI(i.\S  ���l.'.ki- -i mi  KIM ill   i ill.- ..(.juts.  I '��� n\..| <*. S;.; i i: ���_���    ,.t: Dailv !.'.:.;ok  lv X.D.-:.\-er I.-Il:: ar ex . Suii.l.VlOh  i^aaies' Uliainie  !.~i .N   (lo .\v -   v;-;- i  l:..|'N I.Ai.-V CorNTCY.  I v X.I ��-u\ er L-lii: ai  I; I:.  2CsS  ' <   li     AM-  en i::.:i.')-.  \ \  a ne  alb '������  ol  lie  ' rovinee  'roper   connect ion  with such   Kootenav railway   to the   Is-  Will iind tin  Arlington Hotel  a  pleasant place 11> stup al when in  Sloean City,  ('K'l'lllXG &  HKXDKi-SOX.  I'reprietm-s.  liosim  Bloc  Angfngnqn  The  Leading  p\ r-i- r-1 o- C^ C"'" f~>-  New Denver,  The models arc eonsi I'tieied on ��� Ik- iip-si, ad ���  iess jirineiple - hiuiiest ���.������rach- in   maierials  embrace all   fin*   iniprovcniems   wliieli   liiv  Harris io tin* high f'avi.r it. r.priis. c-enei a IP,-.  ai*--i models of v/mec ;md design:   thev ha*- e i  imjiroved l aiif'.Ie har and seal post adji'isiiin-ii::  admits of greatest  case,   in   mounting  ami   disi  equipped.     A special feature on chain wheels,  and brake.    Wrhc lor eafalogne.    Agt-nf wa  CANADA r\C  ic a ot  i I ic el:;! ill-  ��� '������    liiannl'.-iiM ore.   and  '��� .need   i lie.   .Ma>������'.��� V  I'he ladies' eha inios  e s-if'ciy d: ess gmird.  :    frame cmisl rnei inn  tDitiii::-:   |icrlee!!\*  I he ecu; biiii-d con.-ter  ;.< d.  A-   MOTOi: Ci ).,  Ltd  \<e  w  i--  l'l:.'M SAM.. ..\  |)en\'er ('. S(k'  X    I'.MVel-   i.,|-   ;,;  aiid   'utl   im'..,-,,,:  .<���;. ! :. _..-i:: ,, p  '.. lv LAKia-'i'T.  ���,_���,  And. i-.--.il.   'I'  :-av     I*;  A_-:.. V  Ve-,v   | lelivi'l .  .: : .  N.-ls.m.  iiV'-r  ! ba i office, Tor  'OH  C.-ni.-id;  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS,  I'm and frmn l'!ur-.;ie -n   ;, .in--   v:;i ('anadi.-ii  and America n line-.        \e|'lv     i-.r  .-ailin'-    iai.--.  rate-, tickets and   full   i o!.. r; 11; i; i ��� > 11   !������   ,-in\i'.  K\* affclit (if���  '������    ''��� oAKKK!  ('. 1'.  I.'. A-,-lit. N.-u   Lei,v..i.  W.I*   K. Cuniiniii--. ,L s. -.   l;i..lV .:: 6  THE LEDGE, NEW DEIS'VEH, B.C., MAY 24,  1900.  Seventh Year  GOLD    IN    At'STKALlA.  A Colony    Worthless in 'lKKr>    Now  duces !���*.�����.>,000,000 a  Year.  I'ro-  Balla-rat, W. A.���No other mining  enterprises on the Australian continent  have for some years attracted so much  attention as those in the colony of West  Australia. . It was no** until fifteen  years ago that gold was known to exist in this vast, region. All who had  visited it could see little but desert  plains, except a fringe, of fertility along  the coast, and they did not believe that  '.Vest Australia would ever lie turned  to much account.  But iii lsSo things began to boom in  this unpromising laud, and in less than  a year 2.000 men from far ami wide  were gathered in the region where, gold  had been'discovered.. This was in the  Kimberley district, far north and too  miles inland. A party of six men were  out to see what they might Iind, and  just'beyond the ���junction of the l'anto  and Elvire rivers they found ��old, and  in five days collected ten ounces of tbe  precious dust. This first discovery,  howwver, did not'prove brilliantly successful for the alluvial gold was not  very plentiful, the district could be  reached only by a trying desert journey  and provisions went up to starvation  prices. The field was finally abandoned to a large extent, though fair **��-  turns are obtained by the miners who  remained there.  Nearly all the great gold discoveries  in this colony have been purely accidental. One day in 1.888, a lad, picking  up a stone to throw at a crow, observed  a speck of gold in it. This* was the discovery of the Mallina gold field. Apout  the same time four large nuggets were  fairly stumbled over in what is now  known as the Pilbara mining district.  Various other discoveries were made  up to 1892, when the finding of the gold  in the now famous Coolgardie region  attracted the atttcution of the whole,  world. The best paying diggings previous to this time ware at Nannine, in  the Mtirchison district, where a amall  party of prospectors found gold, kept  the'disco very quiet as long as possible  and took out as much as 190 ounces of  dust in a single day.  The discovery of gold at Coolgardie  was quite romantic. In May or Juno,  189*2, two prospectors, Bayley and Ford  after a long and fruitless search in this  wild country, picked up a nugget  weighing half an ounce. They were  in camp at a native well which they  called Coolgardie. A little later in the  day they picked up a seven-ounce nugget and in a few weeks gathered about  200 ounces of nuggets. By this time  their food supplies were exhausted, and  after going to Southern Cross to replenish them they returned to Coolgardie without mentioning their discovery.  Good luck still attended their further  search. One morning they discovered  a quartz ledge, that was full of nuggets,  and that day, using a hatchet to break  down the rock, they knocked out 500  ounces of gold. It was not possible for  them much longer to conceal the news  of their bonanza, but the facts were not  learned until they had secured 2,000  ounces. The reason thev could no  longer keep their secret was that when  they needed supplies they had to pay  miggets for them, and.when the miners  know this they are bound to find out  where the nuggets come from.  At the present time Coolgardie is a  sown of over 1.0,000 inhabitants. It is  one of the great gold-mining centres in  the world. A few months ago a mining  and industrial exhibition was held at  Coolgardie and the finest specimens of  auriferous ores ever collected were  there But Coolgardie is now surpassed  by some other diggings in the colony.  In June, 1.898, Hannan's, now known as  Kalgoorlie, was brought to light. A  few prospectors, among them a man  named Hannan, camped at Mount Charlotte and were searching for water for  their honees. While thus engas��d, Mr.  Hannan found gold, and in three days  the party secured 1 DO ounces. This was  the beginning of the. richest gold fields  in West Austaalwi, and at present, from  lo.ooo to I���"���.,<mid people are making a  good living at and around the city,  which has electric, illumination and  boasts one of the linest hotels in the  southern hemisphere.  Then in .lune, 1*9-1,   the Loudondery  district   was brought   to light,   and, as  usual,   its  discovery   was   purely   accidental.    Six men  had been prospecting  fur-months  without  any  success   and  they were returning,   discouraged,    to  Coolgardie.    < >n their way they camped  for   the   night   in   the   bush   and   next  morning a quartz specimen   was found j  This bit of good lock   induced   tln-ni to;  look   carefully  around   and   they   soon j  discovered   a splendid   quartz ledge, or j  reef as they call it.  and  that   day   they!  knocked out   I .noo ounces of   gold, and [  in a   few days had   "i.ono ounces, or,   in j  other words, gold to the value of about j  1.30,0��i. . j  But a   still more   sensational Iind was j  coming,   and   this   was  Nations mine.     I n  ���' lily  fiector named Dunn   set out from   Coolgardie   and   a.ftP.r   travelling  about   2s  utiles   he came across a   large h'd-_:e ap  pearing above the ground, which,  strange to say, no one had previously  observed. After testing the rock he  secured a large specimen of, which-was  found to contain 800 ounce* of gold,  worth 812,800. He kept his mouth shut,  went quietly to work, dug out $60,000  worth of gold and then unobtrusively  returned to Coolgardie with most of the  metal hidden in the pack saddle of his  camel. He placed the gold hi the bank,  applied for a lease and hurried back as  quietly as possible, Sonif way, however, the news got out and over "i00  men left Coolgardie on the lucky  miner's trail. There was some difficulty  in restraining them from rushing tlie  whole diggings, but no actual disturbance occurred. The property was afterward sold for .���?7:-Sf),u00.  Many other discoveries of lesser magnitude have been made and new finds  are continually occurring. Some of the  new locations, as at Dundas, l.awler's,  Mount Margaret and many other places,  are very rich and give brilliant promise  for the future Thure is every prospect  that West Australia will long continue,  to he one of the greatest mining centres  of the world  A few figures will show the present  prosperity of this industry in this formerly despised colony. The gold output  in 1890 was valued at only S-430,000. In  1898 it had risen to St9,nr>:-*,:-19-l-'. For the  nine months ending Sept. 30, 1899, it  amounted to 822,000,000. For the month  of September alone it was $8,174.150,  being more than $80,000 over the best  previous monthly record.  A     KEJIARKABIiIS    SUNK     ACCIDENT  IN    INDIA.  It  seems  remarkable   that a   mine,  which has been so highly productive as  the  Champion Reef  Cold Mine   in  the  Colar Gold-field,  should  be so  inadequately equipped as  an accident which  occurred there late  in 1897 would indicate.   It occurred  in what is known as  the   trial  shaft;    a    two compartment  downcast shaft through which all workmen were obliged to descend or ascend,  when  entering or  leaving   the  mine.  Tha report for 189S of James Grundy,  Inspector of Mines in India,   which has  been issued   only   recently, states that  manholes in   the ladder-way were 2 ft.  by  H ft. and  2 ft. by 2\ ft.    The shaft  had an inclination  of from 04�� to 79c  from the horizontal and was 225  feet  deep.    The manhole at the top of the  shaft was fenced in, and the outlet was  in  charge of a watchman.    The accident occurred or. a pay clay,  when the  men were accustomed to leave the mine  at an earlier  hour  than usual.     The  watchman, it seem a,  was a new man  and was not acquainted with this, so  that when the first native appeared at  the top  he  prevented   his  leaving the  ladder way.    The men  quickly accumulated in  large numbers in the shaft;  some attempted to pass one another,  and the air quickly became vitiated by  the blocking  of  the passage and the  large number of lights burning.    Some  of the lights  became extinguished and  the crowd became a mass of almost exhausted human beings  struggling on  the ladders in a foul atmosphere,   with  many in  the. dark.   Some  fell off the  ladders, and in falling caused others to  do so.    The result was that 52 men were,  found  dead  or dying.    Owing to  new  regulations the matter was not reported  to the Inspector of  Mines of India, who  believes that all the accidents that occur  are not reported.  SCIENCE:   AND    MINING.  would be lost another 10 per cent, of the.  energy.    In general, losses of electrical  power may be assumed at 7 per cent, in   \  the generators, .1.0 per cent, in  the  line j f|  ami 7 per cent   in the motors. j  Dimensions of a good assay furnace j  may be: firebox. 16 inches long by 1.4 ;  inches wide: height of lower muHfle j  above grate bars, 11 inches: width of j  firebox " at bottom of the 9x15 inch j  muffle, 12 inches; width between muffles j  of furnace walls, 8 inches; upper muffle, j  oh inches above lower muffle; above j  upper muffle opening to chimney, 1x10 j  inches; one foot above muffle chimney,.|  9x9 inchas; space between rear end of.j  muffles and furnace walks; 2 inches. I  For a copper test, saturate a bead of i pftA  salt of phosphorus���microcosm ic salt���  to ��� opalescence with magnesia. Thi��  bead when flamed will become white.  The slightest trace of copper will show  in the cold bead a rich rose-red coloring,  if the bead is held in the fusing /.one.  The strongest possible blowpipe flame  must be used. The -.bead in an oxidizing  flume, or when hot. is colorless.    Metal-  Established in Nete-m 1*3))  I am now on deck to tell my friends "I am still alive.*'  My Stock is Up-to-Date  My Prices are Right  I Guarantee Quality  I demand the Lakgbst and Latest stock in B.  C, which I want you to know, and don't forget the place.  Headquarters for  Watches, Jewelery and Diamonds  The Famous KARN Pianos  EWING MACHINE  Raymond Cabinets for.,.      Wheeler & Wilson for ......  Domestic for . . .   White for.  Standard for........      As we only employ  the  most expert, watchmakers and jewelers, all work guaranteed.  All orders  by  mail  receive  our  tention, at���  lie copper, oi the most complex ore  (-'''lM j *��r"*���*���*[ 1847   R0��Cr   P'TOS'  be used.    One  two   hundred  and   fifty jp,/\  thousandth   or  a   grain   of  copper wiiljiSj KniveH   !-V��rkflaiul Spoons, .ilways on ha  ...       . ; W W Don't lorget the place, at���  ml  wzw w��ci>* w!z>��f \  make a sliowiu<.  What   is  known  as the  "life" of  a  boiler   generally    depends    upon    the   amount of corrosion to which it is sub- i ~ " ""  jeeteiL With good feed water, which j The total wealth of the world is so  will neither corrode the metal nor cause j small in quantity that a large ac-  tho deposit of a dangerous scale,  and j cumulation-is  practically impossible.  The Jeweler, f" 1  NELSON,B. 0.fal  3X8X8X88  A quicksilver mine with oris per cent  ore is susceptible of very profitable  operation.  An arastra can be made or bought.  It is essentially a fine grinding machine,  and ore exceeding three-fourth inch  should not be fed to it.  A flat rope will last as long as a round  rope for mine hoisting, the difference  being in the cost, of repairs, and flat  rope having to be renewed about every  six months, while a round rope often  goes two years without any repairs.  Mass means the quantity of matter in  a body: energy, the amount of power  stored in a body; velocity, the rate at  which motion proceeds: kinetic force,  the amount of force, that a moving body  can exert in overcoming a resistance.  Where a debt.er toils a person in  whose, hands an account has been  placed for collection, without objecting  to the same, that, he will pay it, it. is a  stating of account between the parties,  and the amount bears interest from  that date.  In California, mining company directors can conduct the ordinary business  of the company: but when it comes to  selling, leasing, mortgaging or otherwise disposing of any part of the mining  .;)-"Uiid of the company, or obtaining,  except by location, any additional  mining ground, such acts are. illegal  unless ratified by a majority of the  stockholders.  In   charging   a   storage   battery  one  loses about 2(. per cent,   of the  energy  the   Wealth of; supplied to it; in operating a motor with  1894,   a   pros-! this current there is lost 10 per cent   of  i  with care to keep the outside surface  perfectly dry, a life of forty year* for a  plain cylinder is not uncommon. With  slow corrosion its life may he reduced  to five years or less, with the additional  inconvenience t*hat the pressure of  steam which may be safely carried ia  continually being reduced during its  life  One way of refining impure amalgam,  which brings amalgam -1-00 and 000 fine  up to 800, is by passing a strong blast-  of air through the impure amalgam,the  scum of oxydized copper and iron which  gradually forms on the surface being-  taken up by a weak solution of sulphuric, acid to which common salt is  added from time to time. The process  is quickened if a weak electric, current,  enough to overcome the resistance of  the liquid on the mercury, is used. The  impurities in the amalgam immediately  gather around the anodes, and gradually,pass into solution. If the current  and acid solutions used are very weak,  there, is no danger of attacking the  mercury, and the refining is very quick.  Troubles common to steam boilers  are: 1 Tendency to accumulation of  scale or mud on the plates over or near  to the fire, causing "bagging" of plates,  leakage of seams, and sometimes explosions. 2. Overheating of seama where  they overlap, the metal at these points  being of double thickness, especially  when the seams are covered with scale.  3 External corrosion, commonly caused  by dampness or rain or water percolating through a deposit of dust and soot,  which is apt to contain sulphur combinations formed from the gases of  burning coal. Such corrosion is especially apt to take.place when the boiler  is cold. 4. Internal corrosion,generally  due to feed water containing acid; but  sometimes corrosion seems to be caused  by very pure water containing dissolved  oxygen, such as rain water. In mining*  regions corrosion is probably the greatest danger to which boilers are exposed,  next to negligence of attendants, and  great care should always be exercised  in frequent inspections, to learn whether  or not corrosion is taking place Whenever it is found, steps should be at once  taken, by treatment of the feed water  or otherwise, to remove its cause.  Much that is superficially regarded  as wealth consists merely of privileges or powers to take from dav to  day and from year to year a part of  the continuous product of human labor. These powers have a value,and  their value is estimated in coin or in  the current terms of trade. But the  real accumulations of wealth, bhe  saved results of ��� past labor, are comparatively small.  It was tlie First Presbyterian church  Strulay school, and the teacher was endeavoring* to impress her class with tlie  idea of the Lord's omniscience. "Why,  just think," she said. "He knows the  name of every one of you.'".Little Hazel  Kirschensc-hlager leaned forward in her  chair, with an expression of incredulity  on her face. -'Well,''she said, after a  moment, "perhaps he does know my  name, but I'll bet he doesn't know how  to spell it.'"���Cincinnati Enquirer.  The interest of an expert affects the  weight, but not the legality, of his  testimony in a mining case.  Fishing Tackle  PHOTOGRAPHERS $  $ VANCOUVER and NELSON,  B.C. <?  The-largest and most complete stock  in Kootenav.    Prices away down.  son Hardware Co.,  XJi/iSON, U. O  Brewers of Fine Lager Beer and Porter���the best in the land.    Correspond-  solicited.    Address���  R. REISTERER & CO., Nelson, B.C.  We have  Simihir tiling' in steam iind wilier lii.s--.  STItAOHAN   I5KOS*.,  PLUMBERS, &<*., XELSOX. li. C  tli at lasts  5 to 12  years  No Rubber to rot;  on Cotton to tear  NELSON HARNESS SHOP  Hoiutqiiii i*f crs for  Harness, Pack and Stock Saddles, Aparejos, Collars, Bridles  Whips, etc.  J. M. LUDWIG  UAhU ST.  NELSON.  SLOCAN CITY  A Wesson in Economics.  Production, distribution and consumption of wealth are continuous.  All the wealth of the world is taken  from nature's storehouse by human  labor, distributed according-to a multitude of complex laws, systems and  customs that are constantly changing,  and consumed in the satisfaction of  human desires, returning- to the g-reat  storehouse from which it was taken,  to be again brought forth by human j  labor.    The   ���jreat   accummulations j  which  are  sometimes the  cause   of  complaint, are often purely imaginary.  California  Wine CoM  -NELSON, B.C.  Furnishes accommodations  to the traveling public  equal to any on Sloe.m  Lake. Comfortable beds  and tasty meals. The best  brands of liquors and  cigars on the market.  NELSON  Carry a complete stock of  "PT1 T" T "jz?  TXT T rTni  and solicit orders from any part of the province.  Write for prices.  TH0S. LAKE, Prop.  FRED J. SQUXEE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Prouserino's always on hand.  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  Large  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  Get your Cigars  at the Cabinet  Cigar Store in  Nelson,  G. B. MATTHEW   �������a****������  DR. MTLLOY,  E  ST  ROSSLAND.  OCR CORSET  DEPART-  MKNT   IS   ri'-Tn-DATK  IN   ALL   STYLKS   AND  I'KICKS.  | Fred. Irvine & Co.,  NELSON, B.C.  Mil  LA'  INKRY���ALL  KST    STVLKS  LOWKST   PRICKS.  I'M  AT  \Y  <;k11 purchase from us and have them bv next day's mail, at  ers iir^^^  Departmental   Stores of the East?        We have one of the  nes  and Fragrant  i igars  &  hy send East for your Dry Goods when   you  prices AS   LOW,   IF   NOT   LOWER,   than   the  lamest stocks in all   departments   in   the   West���Muttons,   Sheetings,  Linens,  Dress Goods, Silks, White-  we-ar. Corsets.   Gloves,    Ready-made  Shirts,    Costumes.   Carpets,   Floor   Oilcloths, Linoleums, Curtains,"  Window Shades.  Etc.        Write for Samples and Our Prices.  Write for Prices.  what remains:   in   converting*   the  me.  chanical ��ner��-y of the motor   into   dec-1  trieity for charoint;-  the.   hattery   aj**ain I Our Stock is the Largest ill Kootenay  SOLE AGENTS FOR  lii'TTKRK'K  PATERNS.  Til!-: ONLY RKL1ABLK.  ��  Fred. Irvine & Co.,  NELSON, B. C.  MKN'S    FURNISHINGS  A SPKC1ALTY. tmaat  mum  Seventh Yeah.  THE LEDUcE. NEW  DENVER, B.C., MAY 24   1900.  RAPID  COLLECTION  OF  WAGES.  J{ EFFICIENT  AND  PERMANENT  CIVIL SERVICE  XY  COLL1CCTI0N  OF  DELINQUENT  OWNERS'SHARE  OF ASSESSMENT  CS2CS2K:CS2K2K:K3 S3 ��3K2K2CXJK:S  To the Electors of the Slocan'.Ridi-R  Kootenay District:  West  CiENTLEMEN:���  Having- received a number of requisitions from the business men., miners and prospectors in our two cities  and in the various towns in tin's Hiding, asking- me to consent to contest this Constituency al the fori booming Election, on the  '.Mil .lime next, in the interest of -'good government." and. having been honored will) a resolution. ol' the Conservative Convention  held at Sandon on i'he !>th of May in which (hey unanimously endorsed Ihe selection of myself by ihe business men. miners and  prospectors. 1 have, therefore, great pica-sure in accepting (lie (ask of entering- the field in the inleresi of "good government."  and promise, should I be elected, (o do my duty as laiihfully in the future, to (lie best interests of all (be community, as I have  in the past during my (erni of ollice as a- Government ollicial here.  The number of platforms before the Electors at -.present is legion, and for thai reason I do not propose' (o add (o  them, but simply say that I agree will) the platform of (he Provincial Conservatives passed at New Westminster, and which has  been freely considered hy the Conservatives of Slocan.  Aly political cvec(\ is so we'll known by those who have dealt with me (luring the. last six years as .Mining Recorder  that it would be superfluous to say any I hi rig about it were it not for the number of new residents in (he Riding who do.not know  me so well, and for 1 heir sakes it'will perhaps be well to set it out:  y  Political   Creed  i. I believe that the people should be1 represented by giving" one member to a certain number of persons in cities, large manufacturing centres and  extensive mining camps, and one member to a smaller proportion of persons in agricultural, fishing and cattle raising communities, and that women who  are so inclined, should have equal rights with men at the polls. The Voters' Lists  should   have  simpler   and   more   efficient machinery employed to  handle them, and all objections should be sworn to.  2. I believe that trails can be built in large numbers by prospectors under arrangement with Mining Recorders for application as assessment work.  Many a sale has fallen through for want of trail accommodation for horses. Trunk roads should be built and well drained, at the expense of the  Government, and companies'of free miners aided to extend them. A competent and efficient Road Inspector and Manager should be appointed for  executing and organizing the work and taking charge of tools, etc., for maintenance and repair in the early spring time.  3. ��� ��� I believe that an efficient mining man should be appointed as Mining and Machinery Inspector in each of the Districts for the frequent inspection  of mines.  4. I believe that one more Supreme Court Judge should be appointed with headquarters in West Kootenay; [that the Small Debts Courts should be  enabled'to try any action to recover wages, to garnishee same before judgment, and rapid execution to follow judgment, as there is, in most cases, no  defence in such actions.  5. I believe that the people should petition the Government to pass a labor law governing all the industrial classes, with penal and arbitrary clauses  and power to incorporate as separate bodies representing carpenters, mechanics, miners and all other trades, so that each organized body would be the  representative of the trade practised by its members. I say petition, for such an Act, for it is my firm opinion that all important measures, such as this  should primarily emanate from the people by petition.    0  6. I believe the eight-hour law should stand as it is in the interest of peace and prosperity and that the general labor law should extend it to men and  women of all trades; also that the hours of store attendants should be shortened.  7. I believe in the adoption of the principle of the Government owning the railways, in so far as the circumstances of the Province will permit.  S. I believe that, the Mineral Act should not be touched, except to cut out the contradictory sections and to authorize Mining Recorders, after sixtv  davs' notice, to sell delinquent co-owners' interests for non-payment of their proportion of assessment work, on the same plan as partners, in Sec. 67 of the  Mineral Act.        Applications for Crown Grants should be advertised separately and not in bunches.  9. I believe the Land Act should be amended to allow persons to purchase small areas of land for market gardening for the raising of vegetables,  small fruits, etc., for home consumption while fresh.       ,'.'.'  10. I believe that the Education Act should be amended to enable cities to educate their own children and have an opportunity to enter into  competition with each other for the employment of the best imparters of knowledge for general and technical schools, and thus relieve the Provinceof  much expense.  n.      1 believe that Cottage Hospitals and well-trained medical men should be liberally aided by the Government in thinly populated districts.  12. I believe the best advertisement the Province could have is to show the world a prosperous, progressive community, and a heavy export list  published weekly by each paper under official authority would speak for itself.  13. I believe the influx of Chinese and Japanese subjects into this country to be a distinct detriment to our future welfare, but it can only be dealt with  by this Province through the Dominion and Imperial Governments; this matter should have the immediate attention of the new House, and steps taken  to obtain Dominion Legislation with the assistance of the Imperial Authorities, whose united efforts would be the consolidation of the British Empire for  the benefit of British subjects.  14. I believe au efficient and permanent Civil Service should be maintained by special act in this Province.  In conclusion  I ask all electors who believe in my political  creed   to give   me their voles and influence on Ihe dav of  election.  JOHN    KEEN,  KASLO,    B.   C  STABILITY  OF  MINING  LAWS.  EQUAL RIGHTS  AND  EIGHT   HOURS     O  FOR ALL W*^  OPENING  OF  COMMUNICATION  BV TRAILS AND  WAGON ROADS  IT  "If you plea.se, sir," said the! ** *Of the mateless liver-pax  young- ia-dy. tumidly, as the ex-: roared the exchange editor. ������There  change editor handed her a chair, j you get it. That finishes the second  ���I have composed a. few verses or ! so as to match the first. It corn-  partially composed them, and I j bines the fashions with poetry, and  have thought you might help me ��� carries the idea, right home to the  finish them and then  print them." j fireside.     If I only had your ability  Site was a. handsome creature. : in starting a verse, with my genius  with beautiful blue eyes, and a : in winding it up I'd quit the shears  crowning glory as yellow as golden-1 and open up in the poetry-business  rods.    There was an expectant look ! tomorrow.  ���This  is   the  fourth  ' "The  merrv milkmaid's sombre  lo Ins spine,  verse :  on her face, a hopefulness that ap  hink  so  '?"    asked    the    fair  pealed to the holiest emotions : and | young lady.     **It   don't, strike   me  the exchange  editor made up   his ; as keeping* up the-theme. "  mind not  to crush the longing  of;      * 'You don't want to.     You want  that pure heart,   if he never struck j to break the theme here and there,  another lick. ��� The reader likes it better.    Oh. yes.  ������May I show you the poetry ?" ! Where you keep up the theme it  continued the ripe red mouth, 'gets monotonous.r"  ������Vou will see that 1 could'nt get j "Perhaps that's so." rejoined the  the last lines of the verses : and if' beauty, brightening up. "I didn't  you would be so kind as to help-think of that. Now I will read the  me���" ; third verse :  Help her!   Though he had never |     '"How sadly droopr; the dying* day,  Reechos from the rocks,  As silently she trips along-���' "  "* "With holes in both her socks."  bv Jove!" cried the exchange ed-  itor.     "You see���"  "Oh. no. no !" remonstrated the  blushing maiden.     "Not that."  "Certainly." protested the ex-  cha.nge editor, warming' up.    "Nine  up an actual existence with a. veil  of genuine poetry over it. I think  that's the best idea- we've struck  vet.''  it touches up the milkmaid, and by could, followed by Poll, who  describing her condition shows her 'screamed "Shoo!" at every step,  to be a. child of the very nature you j A few days later. Poll extended  are showing up." her morning walk   into the chicken  "I don't seem to look at it as you " I think you are right, said the; yard. Here, with her usual cur-  do. but of course you are the best sweet angel. I'll tell pa. where hejiosity. she went peering into every  judge.  .Pa thought I ought to say: j )vjl* wrong.     This is   the   way the | corner    till     she     came     to    the,  I old     hen      on     her      nest.        The  " 'As silently she trips along  In Autumn's yellow tracks.'  fifth verse runs :  'And, close behind, the farmer's bov ��� lu'n inad(' a' <iivt'  1'��1'   *>"1,'s V---1 low-  Trills forth his simple-lines '   i head, but missed it.    Roll, thinking  wouldn't that do?"                                    And slips behind the maiden coy���" j discretion 'the better part  of valor.  "Do!     Just look   at ' it.       Does       "-And    splits    his    pantaloons': i turned to run. the hen. with wings  'tracks' rhyme to -rocks'?    Nol  in I done if myself :   know just exaeth'j uicl<1 sl"'t'a(1-   ''"How   '     '  C(l      Cl(  >se after.  to four she's got 'em : and you give I this paper it don't.     Besides, when -how it is.     Why.  bless your heart.  fidelity to fact, with a wealth of  poetical expression. The worst of  poetry generally is you can't take  things just as they are. It a.int  like prose. But here we've busted  all the established notions and put  As night springs from the glen,  And   morning  twillight seems   to  say���  he    old  man s   drunk  again  even read a- line of poetry, the exchange editor felt the spirit, of the  divine art Hood his soul, as he  yielded to the bewildering music.  Help her!   Well, he should smile.      , would'nt do, would it?" asked the  **The first verse runs like this."  she went on. taking courage from  his eyes ;  " 'How softly sweet the autumn air  The dying woodland fills  And   Nature   turns   from   restless  care'"  ������To anti-bilious pills' !" added  the exchange editor, with a jerk.  "Just tlie thing. It rhymes, and  it's so. You lake anybody now.  All (he people you meet are���"  "1 suppose voll know best." interrupted (he younggirl. "I had'nt-  thought of it in-lhai way. bul you; 'Why did I shove my topper?"  have a. belter idea of such (hiugs. Thai's just what twilight would  Now (he second verse is more like!ihihk of lirsl. yon know. Oh.  this: , don'1    be  afraid:    1 hat"-     just    im  mense.  ������Well. I'll leave it to you." said  the glorious girl, with a smile lhal  pinned 1 he exchange   editor's heart  you say 'tracks' and 'rocks' you jyou-  give the impression of some fellow J Snip. snip. snip. Paste, pa.ste.  heaving things at another fellow I paste. But it is with a. saddened  who's scratching for safety. 'Socks:' ��� heart thai he snips and pastes  on the other hand, rhymes with the janiong his exchanges now. The  'rocks' and beautifies them,   while .beautiful vision (hat for a moment        ...  : . -~- jdawned upon him   has left but   the  recollection in his heart of one sun-  bearn   in    life,   quenched     by    the  .shower of tears with which she denounced   him   as a    "nasty brute"  and wenl out from him forever.  exchange editor. "Somebody else  wrote that, and we might be accused of phtgarism. We must have  this thing original. Suppose we  say. now suppose we say. * Why did  I spout my Ben ?' "  "Is that, new?" inquired the  sweet, rosy lips. "At least. I  never heard it before. I don't  know what it means."  "N ���? ' Deed it's new. -Ben' is  the lYesbyterian name for overcoat, and 'spout' means to hook.  'Why did  1 spout my Ben?" means.  MINE MANAGERS���  BUSINESS M EN-  MERCHANTS���  'The dove-eyed k inc. upon the moor  Look tender, meek and sad,  \Vhile from the valley  conies the  roa i*  We would call your attention  to the new and exceedingly  large and well-selected stock  of Commercial Stationery just  placed in stock at THE  I.EDGE office ��� the very  best ever brought into the  Slocan. Let us show you  samples, and quote prices.  Till-: LKDGK ollice is  up-to-date���is better prepared now to turn out  good w< 'ik thiu: ever.  A    CO   U��    I'AKKOT    STORY.  Our next door neighbor, writes a  correspondent,   owns   an    amusing  parrot  which is always getting into  mischief, bul usually gets out again  without    much    (rouble   to  herself.  When   she   has  done anything  for  which   she   knows   she  ought  to be  punished,    she   holds   her   head    to  one side, and eyeing   her   mistress.  says in a sing-song lone:   ������Pollv   is  a   good   girl."    until   she   sees   her  mistress smile:  (hen  she   Haps  her  i wings   and   cries   out :    ������ Hurrah !  I Poor Roily    is   a   -jood  girl !"     She  j has been   allowed   logo   i'ree in (he  ! garden, where she promenades baek  'and   I'orih   on    tin-  walks,   sunning  i hersel f.   and    w.*i rning   off    all    iu-  I i ruders.  I <>!le ii)-- ii*l 1 ��� ii*.: a hen -| r;( \ i-i 1 , ,ti;  of the chick on \;iri| ;i!n! v. us 1 p; h*i! v  picking   up    her    break I'.-e-l.      when  1 Poll marched up  1 o h.-r. and .-ailed  join   "Shoo!"     in    her   shrill   \ oh*e.  [ The poor hen ret rented l<> her own  qminors,    running    as   fast   as  -he  As she ran.  Poll screamed in her  shrillest tones.   **0 Lord! O Lord!'"  A member of the family who had  witnessed the performance, thought  it time to interfere in Boll's behalf,  as the angry hen was gaining on  her. He ran out. and stooping  down held out his hand. Poll lost  no time in traveling up lo his  shoulder. Then, from her hii>*h  vantage-grot 1 ud. she turned, and.  looking down on her foe. screamed:  ���'Hello there!  shoo!"  The frightened hen relumed lo  her nest as rapidly as she had  come. ��� Ashland  Item.  AiuU   Hull! Tli.'it   Way.  A Canadian editor, being asked if  he had ever seen a bald headed woman, replied: No, he never did. Nor  had he ever een a woman waltzing"  around town in her shirt, sleeves, with  a cigar between her teeth. We have  never seen a woman goa-lishing with  a bottle, in her hip pocket, sit on (he  damp ground all the day and then  go home drunk at night Nor have  we ever seen a woman yank off her  coat-and swear she could lick anv  man in town. God bless her! she.  ain't 1 hi iii t hat. way.  ! o d ,a 1 ��� <-::;' 1 '������! 1 r ��� >*, lake  Idea ri>. mat e  "I   --���'da .  ��� 'I!---! ia i,   "111 ii*r:     ;  ir;i rli.ui ;i !(���   i 11  I'oiasn. in..- li.. ���: .man-: --van i-'-- ni  I iot ;i ->: oin . --A., eiiiii-i s: .-ii verizr aiai  mix: iie.-it i i,e dull !>it in ,1 ii-j l,t Hii-riv  red and apply pn.vrr -.������...u.'i. !<��� inok  srra v: con I in \v;i ter ���Y  THE LEDOE. NEW DEJSVEK, ii.C, MAY 24,  1900.  Seventh Yeak  Mi \: T XT C^T       O FT (J ( "*l *T3*P* *�����    i Hihernia io applv on.   2���Red Lyon. Mayflower,  1 IM Al "U     HbUU 1-1U 2D   | B1.|(.k Hawki. Fri;e (.u!d< Suill.i5<.i  3_L(J3t HoVi    _ i Wayside." work  mi   Lost Hoy f> apply on;   Gold  i'he following is a complete list of the ', i-ri-m-e. o-nid Kin^.work onjGold Prince to apply  mining transactions recorded curing tbe ; mi. c>0]u yueen, work on Gold Prince t<> apply j  any change in his pockets, by giving- it  to the right. person he could get into  the show at cut rates. They began to  crowd  around  hiin,   tendering  varied  ���week in the several mining divisions oi ;,-���,. wiiitu KuLi.it. Shepnard star, Florence \v, ! amount'- or 'ho-h-v from one cent up to  the Slocan. Those of New Denve- were I M.,,*tiu B. Litl,e j���i���,me, lilcd, JosietoMay is, j.,-_ He accented" all tenders. He told  aa lOllOWS :��� 1001. Onix to June (i,li.oa.Jusie work toupplv on: I *  location*. io&K   to Jur\:i!.UM��.   Josiework to apply on: ! tluilu _lll;lt   he would  have to put 111  one  May 11���-New Ontario, Ten Mile c-k. W li Mrtui. ', iri-ei*mont to .lune <;. i!-'i3, Josie work To apply on: . 'it a time,    lie did:  . ���' "he   man   inside  ������Ion.  1 Humboldt to .lunei", i;��i'��, Josie work to apply j was waiting f-,r them     -Just as soon as  i on.    1-W���uder to An-ust iii, 1801, Silver Ki��K \ .,     ))1.l(.k     j,,,.^    \yOU*(l     appear      uu-  ' lo Sept :*<', liiOl, Wonder work to apply on; Violet I   ,  T-   ... ...-,.   ,    ixr.....���,.._ u .....,...i., i <ier  14���Stanley. Wil.��on ck. Jus Lind.  Alva Fraction. Carpenter ek R NV Laii-j-ill.  17- Pinto Fraction,   near' NVw Denver.   (.' S i Fraction to May !��, l!o].   Wonder work  lo apply      .       . ,   , .  ���Raslidale. j on; Primrose, Silver Soray.   a-Lake View, May, j the rust ui Lie person   owning* it   inside  Blossom,  Kuliy   Fraction, sui-"ey: Iron Queen, i and   shove hiiil out Ol" the Other side   of  the. canvas  he would grab it,  drag  IS���Holes Fraction.  Galena   Farm.  M   Nidi  vjll.  -.'1-Altona, Ten Mile ck, G McDonnell, i    Chief Fraction, Ten Mil:. ck, S A Mc-Donncii.     j to apply on; Syrce.n.   Doulilc *-*i nndarc1.  Anna,  lies.-* Fraction, near Queen Bess. T W. G Scott. | Northern Light.  Horseshoe, Winner.   K-Carmel, ' g'<"��t   the  i survey;  Iron   Kii.t,', survey;   enamel.  Souu-er,   t*Kl  narrovv connection.    From   here, it  i Windsor, Kozenteal, Jessie M, work on Republic .  ���    was a long way around to the man who  loney.    If  one.  of the  dupes  The Government Reserve Dance  cost you  ooooo  TKANSKKRS.  work on Karolhie;   Bristol.   Brandon, Balmoral, j found  his way hack, which   was   UUCer-  ��...,  -,..���. u-,.-t Fr-eti,,,,   >   Tii,-rtHiirti-iiilvrorkonBnu,rt"; htehlw,ir-w':"'k ��" B'";U1'10"''! tain,  and wanted his monev'returned,  M.ij ��~>Un   \\e.,t tr.ictlun, ,.   1 ho* Hurtc.au , Ani        Seattle. Chiel".   work   on   May   Blossom:!. ��� . .      *  to a nailer, April u*��� m. j mmw work rm Muv 'BlosS(1I11. Hl.itiBll Thun,ler. ! hc was pnunptly shoved under tne CHll-  Frunk I-Y^H-l. J"-Brandon to CM Daly. ! Helena,  work on  Mav Blossom.   '.'-Elko, Koot- j vas again   and just   as promptly kicked  lo-Evelyn, agreement, J W.Kyte. W Brown, | enay lfcjllo;   lfl_Ina. E'in���re38.   n-Samp*on,T F j oitt Oil the Other side.    It was a kind of  Triisk, T F Tra.sk Xo 2,  McCormick, Gold Cup. ' Rn endless chain.  work   oil   McCormick;    Ked  Rock,   Thornton  Frederick, Erie.  Golden Eag'le, work on  Fred- I  i crick, Erie; Duke of Richmond, work on Fred-| Stay in ?'  crick. Erie. I*.'���Sunset. Vancouver. 14���New  Brunswick. Belfast, Matf^ie, Nninher Two, Col-  ville, Simcoe, Ho|>e, Summit, Emai*el. Emerald  Fraction; Pi-Daily, Red Top Fraction, American  Eaidt- Fraelioii, Gypsy Queen,'Enterprise. Morn-  "Wcil1,   old   Adam   Fore-paugh   was  ahout, and if  he saw  an  unusual inuii-  1 her    of     negroes    in     the     tent    he  : would at once have made the rounds to  im* Glory, Maple Leaf. Juno; ni-Clift, Little Joe.   Iind where they were getting* in.    That  Annie Morton to Ward McDonald, May *i.  Power of attorney. F \V Wri-ht  to   Mat   Mat-  - I wo-'*   oi]    .la'ouitn^h,     i\-.-u   iiuiA,     a ii.jw.i.vh, ,       ,,,,��� ,. ,    ,        , ,    ,       ,  .-Jon, Feii ���.'*.'. I r._......:.... ..-....-,.   ,...,.,1.17 i i, .... i,v,.,i.!"     ^ hy diilu t ��� the  two men let ithem  Emerald, J. K McCn-e^or to Mar, Matson.May 1.  Uuliy. J, A Fiitniifan to Mat Matson, \pril 111.  11 -Rainnet*. LaKoy. Atlin Fraction. |{. George  White to A 11 Alu-rcromble, April 2>i.  H ���Power of attorney, Xorinau McMillan Pi A  D MeGillivry, Xov -.it.  i K 1), J!-].1* Xi-clectiid. X McMillan to .1 (.;  Harris.  la-lhilie, Emerald '.,. Mat Mat son to L A  Tlnu-stoii, May 11.  .  Fairy Queen, J; Mirliitran, all,  same to .same.  y '��� I    ii -MontaCarlo, ',, Samuel Marshall to W B : minute or two passed  and we saw two  I'airy Queen, 1, Coiipe.r Kini4, all, F \V Wrudit i ,,   ,,   ,^ , ,,  ,.:,i. ,,  ���.>,���,  �����,,.. ,,,                            .       -  t,.i   i-H,,,,,,,,,,',,'                                    Dodd. 1- J 1);,\kUo.i.-- ,. Mh\p.,                      canvasuieu rnnn na* for hfe around the  <���" L-A  1 Illusion. May II. Taylor. .'��� Samuel Marshall  lo  Win B Dodd, F : , .          .               .        .- ...  Fairy Queen,}, Ocean Queen, all, Emily Swan I f IJa"vitl8; ,',  M.a, v,                                                      .hippodrome    track With     an     angry,  xoh A Thurston. May ii. I ' i.v-i. XL; V'*ilow Jacket;   Little Joe;  I X L ] yelling* crowd  of  negroes after  them.  Pi-Marion, Merriu.ae,],,-!,',  limited interest, �� I Fl,lt,lilin, .,���, K Ul,u|i���v r,��� ,;���),��� Weston Falls.      j The audience   enioved    it    immensely.  W Kin-,' to Jus Cunningham Und    B Goodwin, i      .    .,���.,,,,���,.   ,   ,-,a,i/���������,,,.,.,,   ;t  \iH \Uu  \st-lov    -tm , ,   -. '   \      e-i        ,  li���MulUfrun.1. Gold Queen. .,-, Mis Ann Afttie*.     Thought it was part   ot the show  Iosmsi Halt TO-NIGHT.  oo  Alum, Black Bear. Ioiia. Ella B, Annie Fraction: 17-Juliile'-*. Jvunhoe, Nancy Jane, Itivisr-  side, N'ip and Tuck, Tarantula; IS-Big-Dulutli,  Mavheo, TiKer Fraction.  wtis why. The show was ahout half  over that night when an uneaillily  racket started at.  the connection.     A  Jan Hi. rfuo.  Ill���Condore, \, John Francis to J Doeksteader,  March 29, S-V).  2\���Alice Murphy, Dooley, J, VH Behne to  H. Hewer, Dec 15.  A.SSKSSMKN.TS.  May ;i���Bodic, Dora; 10���Anacortei, Xew  Market,* 11���-Spray, Sli^o Fraction. Wall a re,  Home Run, Irei-iioU. Rosemarie, Evelyn; li���  Dayton, Tomato, Ruelicii. Bow-K'uot, Allvina;  U��� Monitor Fraction, Jessie, Cube Lode, Florence; Hi���DetiverCIiief; 17���Manitoba, . Hostse.k  Xo 1, Alberta, New Caledonia; 18���L H,Si!verile,  Silver Ridse, Billy D. Silvorite Fraction, Ground  Squirrel, Golden Buston; 19���Snow. Flake. Alberta: 21���Keystone, Frank Fraction, Prcutic-e  Boy, Dandy Fraction.  SLOCAN    CITY    DIVISION.  nyne.  K A  LOCATIONS.  May -.'���Stanwood, Slocan river, Geo  Sheliion, same, Mrs Jennie Payne.  8���Miusiiif.'   Link  Fraction,   Lemon ck  Bradshaw.  Jimilio, sume, G Xiehol.  Canadian Star, re! Red Wins. R A Bradshaw.  Red Wins,', rel Canadian Star, T MeNish.  Little BOh.-, Ten Mile, M Davies.  9���Arlington Nol Fraction, Springer ck, J F  Oolloin.  Stepbanite Fraction, same., W F DtiBois,  11-White Eaj,'!e, n f Lemon ck. D Xiehol.  Ohiselhurst. south of town, A. W Hohba.  A.SPESS1IKXTR.  April TO��� Duiclunan, Dwight, Violet, Corydon,  Colon, Emily Bird. May 3-Armiston, Gypsy  Lass, <")tis, Leon. "-White Stinrrow. Daylight,  Canadian Boy. 8-"West-mount No 2, Southmont,  Eiiulinout Portland. 9-Stanilard No :i, Morning-  .Slur No'!. 1-J-T win Sister Xo lands, Ciiicci) of  the Hills, Black Hussar, Golden Be.lt, Climax.  CKRTIKICiVTK OK  lMI'KOVKMKXTS.  April 30���United Empire..  TKAXSKKUS.  April 3d���Weymouth Mi, C K Smitherinyale to  J L Farwii^.  May 3-Seattle i,-folni Jai vis  io <;;co  E \Vein-  &nt..  May 9���Katie 1-in. C T Gormli-y to  T Madden.  Diadem,   Century,   First Century,   Industry,  Snowflake, Lake City. Queen City.Slaynor, Kal-  aTiiazoo, Dandy, Carby,SI Charles, Last Chance,  Michigan, Franklin, Georgia, anil Northern, A in  each, Frank Provost Lo Percy Dickenson,  12���Grantham 1 ii, R Bradshaw to J Fleishman  and Florence h Melnm-s.  We  to J,,seph Astley Sam May 2 j knew different.    A lot of us  jumped'" in  Monarch..-.   W m .1 Coldwcll  to J J  Hawkins, l        ,,',,, ,.,    %,,,  Wavl- j and neaded the negroes oti.    I hat gave  ls���iciuffson i, Green back Mi, J R Uea to Stan- I the, caiivasiuen time  to escape.    After  ley o Rea.Oct.-J3,1899. | we |e;ii*ued the cause of it  we regretted  Goodeiioii"h Fraction M>,  H W Fi-ruuson Pol- j        . .   ^ ��.T     ,     ,  ,  uimuuiiwi x '      :       '  ������        " our interierence,.    We lost two prouns-  lok toG RCMiirtin, AiiKl. 189'.). ;. .. '  ,   ��� ,,.v  I ing canvasmeii  at   Lexington.' ��� Ihtts-  CKrail-lOATKS Ob-   IMl'KOVKMKXrS. ,v  May 4���Freeinont, C &   K.,   Hninbnldt, Onix,. -"��� '" ;   J'osie:   o-Lomrsley; li'i-Empress; 17-lviuilioe.        i  NELSON at IN ING DIVISION".  LOCATIONS.  May 1���Kaslo, iiivided between Birsand liover  ck, John Olson.  Riiilnfc, Fractional.  WildMor.se ck,  Walter J.  Hughes, John Morri.i:'ean.  Ivory Kinir, near Yniir, E Peters, A W" Biiwn  May i���Lake Side, Copper mt, near Erie. Wil  Ham Riley, Thomas Payne.  Spring- riill,same, samii.  Noonday, near Vinir, A E Rand.  Rossland, 8 miles west Nelson,   Henry Rippen.  May 3���Greenwood -'Fractional,), Eayle ck,.Inn  Blomberf"*.  Snow Drop,  Shee]) ck,  near'Salmo,  William  Mc-Arthur.  May 5���Majestic,  Toad int.,   near   Hall sidiuu-.  D A Macdonald.  Ruben, Salmon River,  near  Vmir. relocation  of the "Ben Bur", Rice Kello-.  May 7��� Biuitoii. Salmon rive;-, George Walker.  Eveniiiff Star. Peini d'Oreilly river, t; A Peterson.  Iron Kill!*-, Salmon river. (.! A  Peterson.  TllANSFEKS. j  .May 1���Corona, Martin Anderson to John W ]  Moore..:*?1,1100. March 1. I  Elk and Monarch.  M Keah-y and M C lion- j  iiShan to Bruce. White. -jIO.ikk), May K.^uO down j  .-sl.uixi'ii iiios ond .--8,.son 1. yr. j  May -2���Eldorado, Carmmita Ghilhuanna,  Frank Grantham to Wither Rukk, April 26.  Lucky Bill, Diamond Hill, Blue Bird, Bankers  Panic, Wm B Townsend to the Marguerita Gold  Mining & SiiieltinK* Co of Rossland, April 17.  May 8���Hull' Eagle \, Josh Collins to H C  Brouii-her, -?25u, April 18.  Greenwood (Fractional), John Bloinberg- to  Oscar Johnson and Jous R Swedlierif. each J-  interest, May 3. ���     ���  Ladysmith, J 0 Clark to Ole Skastebo, T O  Skatbo and 0 Lund, April 21.  Bnller, W ll Lambert Pi Ole Skattebo, TO  Skatbo and O   .unci. April 21.  May 4-Royal Arcanum 1-6, J C Hull' to W R  Braden, Oct-.'a. IS'.i'.i.  Peacock i, Ja-sCranley to L Gobey SSO  Xo 4, i, \V B Pollard to A B Gray, Oct sio, 189;).  No 5, .J. E S Glasford to A B Gray, Oct i'l, 1801).  Monte Carlo, J, Samuel Marshal) to Wm John  Marshall, ��75.  May 5��� Violet (Fractional), 1, 11. Mc*Alpine to  Franz Untried, May 8.  May 8���Spokane  Dr.-am. ',  Alfred Larson  to  William B Dodd & Frederick J Davidson, -?l,noO.  Suttro, all. HS Sinkan to  RobtAtr-Cormiek.  May 7.  Ctil't, i, Ben Miller to Wm Moore.  May !)���Royal Arcanum, 1-6,  TM  Bo.i* lr.isii  lo  A W'hitlier, May 2.  Annie May, \, Solomon Johns to William, G  Robinson.  May 11���Agreement for sale between Mutt Nelson. .. wan Xeiison, John Holm. Angus Johnson  and L L M..-rri Meld and Fred Burnett for 3tlie  Toronto, Vikinir Fraction. Maggie anil Champion Minivifj Co. May 5.  Nightingale h, J no Olsen lo W F Hull, May IC  Magpie, all, Edward T H Shnkins, R S Lennle  to Hamilton George Neeland, April 21.  May 12���Taylor, .;.. Sidney S.Taylor to Samuel  Marshall.  May "l-l���Wiimsor, all, J M Best to Henry W  Wurst, April lti.  Sinclair, all, Donald MeFadden to Henry W  Wurst, April ll).  Chisholm, aM, Geo W Cliishohn to Henry W  Wurst. April20.  TTK ClltC ITS. IN THE SOUTH.  THE   DEBUTAiN f��.  Wot yet havs the dark years touched her  With tho edge of their eiis!i--ing slnule.  Bhe has grown like a flower in the sunlight  This slender slip of a maid,  Who stands in tho wing of hor mother  And smiles as wo greet her, dear  As the bud half blown, as tho dawning ray.  Onr pride in this latest year.  We wish her joys unnumbered,  We hope for her all things bright,  That only the best may reach her  And never the worst -tf?ri:*;ht ;  That her own may swif.ly iind her  And her life be brimmed with cheer  As she stands to face her fmure  Iii the morn of this latest year.  But only One above us  May cast the horoscope  Of this sweet- daughu-r waiting  For the doors of i'uie- to ope.  Her steps may load llnv.'gh ���.'.������.*e:,t3,  Through pathways.hUm,;> and ureal  Or over desolate mountains.  Through many a lonesome yefr.  Yet as we wate', her st.-'ndiug,  Pure as a v..-.-.al's dream,  Her eyes are as an ans--l's.  And we may safely r'eem  The sweet maid sure of finding  A life of bliss and cheer.  And wistfully we Erect- her.  Our pride, this latest year.  ���Ha. -.er'a Bazar.  Empress I��ugeuie's t*r��yfn!negB.  Some time ago t.ho Empress Eugenie  was a capital hand at whiling away her  own and other people's time whet) residing at obs-'eure watering places where the  accustomed resources of royal gtiiety were  at fault. One game that she inventod, and  which gave much delight, was this: A  costly jewel was placed upon a saucer and  covered with an inverted teacup; a lady  then tossed them to n gentleman seated on  tho oppusito side of the room, find if he  caught tlie flying utensils with such a  steady hand that tho jewel wjib not displaced from under the cup tho gem be-  oame tho property of the lady. Of course  the gallant who wtis to ''catch" felt an  intense solicitude, inasmuch as the prize  for the lady which his adroitness might  gain or his awkwardness lose had a vaiuo  which rendered its possession exceedingly  desirable and made its loss acutely felt It  Is said that the emperor, was tho best  "oatcher" of thorn all, and when ho was  present the game was played with an enthusiasm which would rival that ofa thickly populated nursery.���New York Lodger.  Im)i: Sai.i:, Chbai'.���(.'ottaye and two  corner lots, on Sixth street Easy  tonus.    Aniilv at��� Ludge ollice.  Over   (-"00,000  pounds  of  tea   is  consumed in Ei)i>'iand dailv.  Fun Saij.;.���A six-roomed plastered  house in New Denver. Apply at Tin-;  Li'.iMiio office.  ��-ou. *��,*��. x rffcu-a al.: *.*iu^;t.s-)��*��aia��i  un-K ubuiirhi nuniBtwtc����nrEa  n  "In the North," said the old circus  man to a reporter, "tlie desire to t��*et  ittto the tent by crawlin��* under the  canvas is confined to the small hoy.  But in the South the entire colored population conies to the. "-round and hangs  around day and' night looking for an  opportunity to get in free. And to  crawl under the canvas .seems to them  to he the easiest way. Men and women  train p around and around the tent look-,  GARDEN  AND FLOWER  Kill; IT AND  ORNAMENTAL  , ���.. ^  Hollies, Roses, Rhododendrons,  Shrubs, Bee Hives and Agricultural  Implements. New 80-page catalogue  Bedding Out Plants.  M. J. HENRY,  30ui'i Westminster Road. Vancouver, H. C.  JOHN WILLIAMS  Dealer in  IMPORT -D  AWD DOMESTIC CIGARS  AN"'TOBACOOES,  PIPES, &.C.-  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confectionery and Fruit.  Nelson  Employment  Agency  Contracts   taken  for  Diamond  Core  Drillins-.  IIKhl" OK ALL KINDS FURNISHED.  J. H. LOVE.  BATHS IN CONNECTION.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  RELIABLE   ASSAYS  rmlil .< .-,() I Gold a-nil Silver..* ,7*"i  bend jn I G'ild,silv'r, ooini'i- l./iv  Samples l>.v mail receive ]irom]il attention.  Rich Ores and Bullion Bought,  l.ti!) "1'ith St., Denver. (Jolo.  J. W. BALMA1N  CIVIL JOXtJiVBKK, AltOHiTIXr*'. T5TC.  T. O. Box lid.  SANDON. B. C.  Tinsmith and Plumber  Manufacturer of Galvanized  A ir-Pipe.  Powder-  Tli.iwei-s, Camp Stoves and nil kinds  of Sheet Metal Work.  Established LS!i.-">.  IZv*  5  i.   Ociliul  Sandon, B. C.  Notary Public  Insurance* Mining Broker  Nelson  chool of  nsiness  Short Hand and  Typewriting  Second Term now open  Till-' BUDGKT Si'STKM of Mook-kecpiiifi and  Husiiiess is unrivalled hv any known  method of Oflice. Practice.'  WK THACH-IT  'I'Ol'CH 'I'V1*KWRITING Rives one-quarter  liiuher r.te of speed than tin- anticuialed  SiK-lil System. WK TEACH  IT  STKNOG'KAI'IIV mnl PROOFREADING com-  hined for tliosi desirous of training for  newspaper work.  For terms and particulais ap|ily tn,  KATTRAY & MKRK1LL.  Vietoria Block, Nelson. B. C.  BRICK  l-"i)R   SALK.  .JOHN    GOETTSCKK,  N.'CW   DKNVER.  The Miners  Exchange  Tin; only liist.-cl.-ts.s hotel in  Three Forks  Home Oookinv;,-ui(l best of  .���iccoiiiniodatiun.-'..  Hugh Niven, Prop.  The  Enterprise  -O.OXei9   Aylwin  This hotel is near the. Enterprise, on Ten Mile creek, mid  convenient to travelers to  and from Camp Manaiie.ld  and Smuggler mine.  G-eorgc Aylwin.  HEWER & CROFT,  HaiiTing* and Packing- to Mines,  'and general local business.  WOOD    AND    COAL     FOR     SALE  i iP**  New   )��eiiv<-r,   i5  ,j\.[��L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. C.  Branch office at New Denver every  Saturday.  TI N  AM)   GAIA'AMZH!)    KOOKING   A  sri-'ciAi/rY.  i in**-  for au   unguarded   point.    We al-  ���\ir Castle, sin- i.-.-.-ip mi. c Wilson, n Han-   ways  put extra   fJtuvasmen  on wateli  man.  Home. Stakr, Elk i-k,  n in 'filey.  Tli--s P.-ivn...  Kssii-. (11 a ha in ck. 'A' A ���( '-.n, ���', 1.  ..iiwirid ck, Annii- H.-illi-r.  tri'n f'litniiw d <*k,  .1.-.  d. Gir.i  ���d <*k, -lay Willi..hii-.  !-.. Wm II PI,.;..I,,-.,  ti'iu.-i I .   iii-.-ii- Eri,..  (; i;  -id.-   r.ni.'li  ���I..I,  1 '   l.'. ililll-iili.  II n-ry "i i l.'oliin,,,!  "��l ��� -111 ill _;  nil ,   .li.ln;  -1   II  -��� l-l.-r.  ������! niiiii-, .liilm Sioi  h.  :   M..I-..1I. ���!   V   WeP  ���h.  ! !.M ; i-k. .in mi-.-* \V  '.���**<';t  Hell  I'niuli. trih I  May s    l,.,s ,\ liLj-  Iltilihai'.l.  m I,inn's, trii. ' n'  mack 1 >��� i:ii  May '.i--K'i-ys;.,.,. !  L.idd.  t'1'..wii II.-ni. :������-.  Mili.<.  Iliv. i-id- . ���  - W  Cl-M-ki-l-.l   I"!-      -:.    ������   *  M;iy In Kli.t.dyk.-.  vravi--', I-'ilw.ird i-   '.'."  (II- ������ S -ill.-    I,;.   -������ ;:;.  Sw.��� i��� iii��� I., -:. ii;.-, i.;-  Aja a - lira;' W iii*. ���'���'���'  May 11  -X- !-.;,.   - ���  May |.*. Mn> (1 '.-.-��� '.  Prank l.'.il".  (iiilili-n .'-iiii.-..;. \x.'li  >l.-'-.-iii, ijivi.li- !������ -��� ���  ftusf SVI-,,1-  I'lilillllll-.-    |-|:ll;i:i-'   l:  p:   i...Id. ii I-.'���, i-r.  1>|.- of km. -..n;.-. I: ..!��� rick Mel I.  Silver (^i n. '!'���. ..I iii:. W R K Howie-  17-1 "eh. Kok.-i:,-- i k. Mnnlock Mcl.,..,i|.  Oi-in. ilal: --k,-:-.-:... al,'..';   ������!"   t! Alia, .May.  H  Price  Terry, same, ;-.-! -���! ih" ������Terry."  Dllll'|cc.  Vest   l)f  Ni-l-.i*.. -J    !,!l.i!I.LT   Stuck-,  V    Maid of   Erin,   !..-iw.-.-n   Iiear .ind   Sproulc '  cks, Win Mi'l'J-inn---*-". \  Kinpire, Dec;- i'lrk.lie.i A -I ihii-,011. ,  Hii'/.til. :'��������� mile-J me-tli D.-cr Park. Charles Shiin-  11011.   .J    I>   (i'MIO. I  13 -Hlack i"ii-.l. I"..:; .n-.v >-><1 ck. .Ja.me.-i Kickr-y. j  .���.-.j!-:s-mi-:\is. i  Personal attention ��**iven In all orders.    Kstimates  trivcn.   'Moderate prices.   Mailorders  Promptly    attended   to.  Shop at present near Sandon Sau-inills.  Escaped the  i-wali-r l-k,  Uoliert   I.ee.  -.;:   liover  an.I   Dird c|  ;. :���' Holland.  ���I, nit, T II W.'lli.-nii-oii,  Mav 1-  hi.i.  'tiyh.-i-iii.i Ki-iioi .ii,   Hercules,  work on !!.*. I) 'r:ii '  ���ii'.  S!  Pet,.,-.  ���.vurk on    i.  '��� when we <>*r> to the south with our show.  ! I have witnessed more titan oneaiuus-  ' ing iind cxeitiiii;* incident oTowiii^'-out  ' id" rliis dcsiri^ of the, nei**ro to . i;*ei into  i ilic circus, tent without lmyiny: ;t tiekel  Tiiey ^o literally   circtis-imul when   the  slinw muie.!-* lo tnwii, and they won't do  a 1,-tji ni' work until it leaves.    One re;i-  ���-iin wii\- thoy don't step u]i to the tiekel  wa-'-iiii   and iiitnd   out llieir coin   is Unit  tln-v in:ver   liiive   iiny.      Then*   may he.  nliii-i- re.iisi.ns. hut I have never inquired : (/.    W.   GRIMMETT,  I't'.rtiier inlii the -uhject. I  **! was with old Adam I'Yirepauii'h one '  fall when ix- Uaik his show to the south I  fur an exlend.'d season.    Two new can- i  viismeii  iu'Mrly precipitated   a  riot   for '���  us at.   Lexington. Ky.    They had ho��n I  hii*e(i for the speeial purpose of keeping j  negroes  from fi'awliii"* under   the tent.  and they saw fin opportunity to make a  little money for t.heniselvws on the side. ;  They   were  ahle    to   work    out   their |  sciie.inc. t.lii-i)ii<i*h tho fact, that they were. !  invnrahly stittioned for it.    rine. waa on '  the. outside   at the  conn fiction   between j  the man) tent and tlie mena<;*enc,  and j  the other on the inside, within   the connection  "Amon,��* tlie vast crowd of negroes  hanging about the show was a large  number who had come to town expecting in get in for lo or 2o cents. The  outside      canvasman  ptiet     tip  Manufacturers of  and  Shingles  We are 'anxious to give our patrons the  best the market affords, and have just  opened the finest stock of Summer Hats  that, has ever been ahown here. You  must seen them: all styles and qualities  The i inlii and -silver .Icuvlry  Diamonds. Kiiius, Silvci-  \caiv. Dpiii-al (.iimils and  Tools ni"  Vim will Iind linn ready for  hiisiiic-s two doors above, the  old stand. Scud in your  Watch Work, and yon will  receive Ihe same prompt attention as In-fore.  0. W. GU1MMKTT. Sandon. li. ("'.  W. L, Jeffery  & Son  Workers in Tin, Copper and  Sheet Iron.  Air Piping and Mining    I  Work a Specialty        I  gave     out     a!  that   if   any   one   had; Headquarters,   New Denver  Orders   shipped to all  parts of the  Country.      Mill   at  head  of  - -Slocan Luke. ���  Fostol'liec address, Kosebery.  ',"*V  ('iiXSl'I/I'lX!;  METALM'KGJST  M 1X1 XI'  K.NC'IXKKK  P.O. Hon -lUI.  Portland, Oregon  Advises on *..line--,  minii'ii*;  properties and t-heii  workings (."laiins.     1'rospects,    and  Mini's stocked:  Cointianies nrfjan-  i/.i'd.     Capital   furnished.  Just .the filing for present wear  Bourne Bros.,  New Denver's busy Merchants.  First=class  (iHKA "I* DEMAND FOR PROMISING SILVER  LEAD    PROPERTIES.  The  Attended by a Specialist  Hours 9 to 12:30 and 2 to 5  ouse  Nakusp.  U a comfortahle hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougald.  Latest and best method of testing  Eyes  PATENAUDE BROS.  An Expert in each department.  Wa toh in ak i-vs, .Jeweler*,  and OpHeiuiis. XKIXIN, U.C

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