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 /;-v*^^.^       .oL^fjx.  7  Volume VII.   No   6.  NEW DENVER, B.C., NOVEMBER 9, 1899  Price, S2.00 Year  SLOGAN GAMP. NEWS  THK    I'SUAIi    THlXd.  RAMI"I.EH-CAKTI"0O.  Another Very Snccesnful Hall Given Last  Thursday by tlio K.  of 1*.  LOG AT.,    CHIT-CHAT.  Socially, at least, the town  is full  of  life.  Experts were up  to examine the Nee-  pa wa on Saturday.  Nelson is to have its street railway  in  operation.this month,  County court at  Kaslo has been postponed until December 12.  Silverton has organized a gun club,  ���with B. Calbick as captain.  The pipes have arrived for the extension of the waterworks system.  There will be no service in the Presbyterian church next Sunday.  A planer has been added to the plant  of Koch's sawmill, on Ten Mile.  Harry Wright has been appointed  mining recorder at Nelson, vice D. Mc-  Beath, resigned.  Captain Fitzstubbs has returned to  Nelson from California very much improved in health.  H. J. Robie, one of the best tailors in  Nelson, called on his old friends here  during the week.  A most enjoyable, surprise party was  tendered N. C.Dingman at hie residence,  Sixth Btreet, on Saturday night.  James M Bulger, the C. P. R. shipwright, was married on Monday, at  Nelson, to Mrs. L. M. Jameson.  Services will be held in Stephen's  church next Sunday, both morning and  ���evening.   Rev. C. F. Yates, pastor.  Several parties from here will be pres.  ���ent next Sunday at the opening of the  new Presbyterian church at Sandon.  Sunday,was one of those large days,  filled with smiles and sunbeams to light  up the countenance and make the heart  glad.  SliO'CAN' JHINKBAT,    FLOAT,  The Madison lias increased its force to  24 men.  Four men are working on the Chicago,  near Sandon.  The Conservatives of the Slocan are  ���endeavoring to get Sir Charles Tupper to  give an address while on his western  tour.  Alex Sproat returned Sunday from  ^.n extended trip to Spokane and into  the Boundary country, reporting business brisk in all the camps visited.  New Denver will in all likelihood be  represented in the second Canadian  South African contingent. Officer L.  R. Forbes has made application to be  -admitted to the volunteer corps.  The Miners' Union has sent a despatch to Premier Laurier asking the  Dominion government to put into effect  the Alien Labor Act. This will  promptly stop the importation of Italian  laborers from the states.  Joe Brandon, while riding on horseback along the road from the Galena  Farm was knocked off his horse by a  fallen telephone wire and injured about  the head. He has sued the owners of  the Galena Farm for $5,000 damages.  There is urgent need that a set of fire  wardens be appointed in this town, as  there are none at present. And when  appointed, they should see to it that  their requests are carried out. New  Denver has a high record in the insurance world and it must be kept so.  New Denver is having many pretty  things said of it by the outside and  neighboring press, all of which is very  pleasant to see, not so much that we all  like to have sugar-coated things said  of us, but because we all appreciate the  honesty and good-will that underlies  the complimentary expressions.  Additional supplies are going to the  Marion this week.  Wm. Bennett is now foreman at the  Rambler-Cariboo.  The finishing touches are being put on  the Ruth concentrator.  Lumber is on the ground for the new  buildings at the Bosun.  It is estimated the American Boy has  ��540,000 worth of ore in sight.  Seventy-five tons of ore was shipped  from McGuigan basin last month.  The sawmill at the Ruth is in operation again, cutting mining timber.  A meeting of the Noble Five shareholders will he held at Cody on Tuesday.  The Legal Tender No. 3,situated below  Slocan City, is applying for a crown  grant.  John A. Turner and H. Nixon will  develop the Freddie, adjoining the  Noonday.  Surveyors Drewry & Twigg have completed the survey of the Bosun-Fidelity.  properties.  A new ore chute has been opened up  on the Capella that has very promising  surface indications.  F. Fraser, employed at the Wakefield  concentrator, fractured one of his ribs  last week by a nasty fall.  The Queen Bess will drive its new  compressor plant with water power,  flumed from Howson creek.  There is more than one Slocan mine  manager in hot water with his shareholders for uot operating his mine.  The Adlai, upon which steady development is being done, expects to be  shipping from Adlai Landing before  many months are over.  Frank Watson has secured control of  the Rustler and Rockland claims,on Red  mountain. A force of men will develop  the property during the winter.  The American Boy will build a tramway connecting with that of the Noble  Five. Concentrating ore will then be  sent down to be treated at the latter's  mill.  The Miners' Union to be formed in  New Denver will have a membership of  at least 35 to start with. Already that  number is on the list with many more to  hear from.  At the Madison extensive improvements are to be carried out. New ore  houses are being built, ore crusher installed, a gasoline hoisting engine put in  for a new winze, a long upraise to be  driven, and the No. 5 tunnel extended  700 feet.  There is more activity on Ten Mile  this month than has been noticed for  many moons. Around the Enterprise  mine things are being put in shape to  accommodate a much larger force of  men than has yet been worked in the  mine and there is no doubt but that  operations will be resumed this winter.  Additional bunk house room is being  erected for early occupancy Around  Aylwin there are more men employed,  and, o-enerally speaking, that section is  experiencin��'a gradual revival.  It's just a way they have. They can't  help it. Couldn't do otherwise. There  is something in the make up of each  individual member of the local lodge K.  of IV that some how in some way makes  him a capital entertainer. What they  are individually they are, only moreso,  collectively, and when an entertainment of any kind is.advertised to be  given by the Knights of Pythias, tin-  public knows what to expect Success  has greeted all their public entertain  Animal   Meeting Held  at   Kimlo   and  Dividend   Declared.  The stockholders' statutory meeling of  the . Rambler-Cariboo Mines, Ltd., was  held at the head office of the company  at Kaslo, on Thursday last. Over 900,-  000 shares were represented in person or  by proxy. Tha company's stock is 1,-  250,000 shares, of which 1,050,000 are issued and 200,000 remain in the treasury.  The retiring board of directors was  able to make a report of the most gratifying nature to the stockholders. The  extensive   development  carried   on  bv  ITHELAB0RSITUATI0Ni  The management of the Payne mine, I ary have not yet paid, any dividends  the largest dividend paying property i and do not know what they will be able  in British Columbia, and the best able to do in the future. For these reasons  of any to employ Canadian workmen at the mines of the Boundary can afford to  the standard wage scale,  is  the first to   pay S3.50 a day to miners, and the mines  ments, and to  make each succeeding   them for months past has resulted in  event more successful than the previous  one has been the controlling influence  that  has   spurred   each   member on.  There may be others, but the prime  secret of their success is in the vim, the  life, the fire with which they do things,  and their ever ready thoughtfulness of  the comfort and pleasure of their guests  The   third   annual   ball given   last  Thursday night in Clever's hall was no  exception to the rule.    It was by long  odds the dressiest,  happiest and most  generally enjoyed affair of the kindthat  the society has given,  and when this is  said it means very much more than the  mere words convey.    The hall was profusely decorated with  boughs and col  ors and freshly-cut firs lined the entrance from the street.      The floor was  in excellent condition, the music by the  New Denver orchestra good, and the  floor management highly commendable  to those in charge.     The  ladies wore  particularly well dressed, many in full  evening costume, and   many   of the  gentlemen   were    in    full    dress.     A  sumptuous supper  was  served in the  Newmarket dining room. In the neighborhood  of forty couple  were on  the  floor, visitors being present from Kaslo.  Nelson and  neighboring points.     The  only unfortunate occurrence in connection with the affair was the misunderstanding in connection with the pleasure boat Alert, which  failed to make  the trip to Silverton,  thus depriving a  party of fifteen of the pleasure of participating.  FIRST   PAYMENTS   MAD*".  Last Saturday the first payments on  the bonds of the Merrimac and Marion,  on Silver mountain, amounting to 83,-  900, were paid here, giving assurance  of the well being of this camp.   The  Marion was bonded three months ago  by Toronto capital, through David W.  King, and the Merrimac by the same  parties about a mouth later.   Since that  time development has proceeded steadily on the Marion.   A tunnel  has been  driven 185 feet, with a fine showing of  ore the entire distance.   Several carloads of ore has been taken out and the  reserves   are  sufficient to more   than  meet the   ensuing   payments     J. K.  Clark is now superintendent of both  properties, and he will   have  a  new  messhouse and other necessary buildings erected at once.   A much larger  force is to he employed and development   rapidly    pushed   ahead.     New  workings are to be commenced on the  lead on the Merrimac, which commands  greater depth on the combined properties,  making a  most  valuable group.  The owners of the two claims are residents of the town, and the circulation  of the bond money will greatly benefit  the place.   Silver mountain  will come  to the front bv the continued working!  of the properties and the business of the  town assisted and enlarged  bringing into sight large ore reserves,  and has put the mine into shape to ship  and to pay regular monthly dividends  for a long time; and at the same time to  enable them to carry on active development work, so that the ore reserves may  be continually increasing and kept in  advance of shipments by at least three  years, as is now the case.  The stockholders expressed their great  satisfaction with the board's report, and  that the mine was in such a splendid position as to pay continuous and heavy  dividends. ;  The following were unanimously elected directors for the ensuing year: J. B.  McArthur, Columbia; A. Coolridge, Colfax, Wash.; J.,J. Humphrey, Spokane;  A. F. McOlaine, Tacoma; W. H. Adams,  Kaslo; W. Chaplin, St. Catherines; and  Bernard McDonald, Montreal.  The board has been greatly strengthened in Eastern Canada by the acquisition of Messrs. Chaplin and McDonald.  Mr. Chaplin is a wealthy manufacturer  and is looked upon as an able and experienced business man of undoubted integrity ali over Ontario. Bernard McDonald is well known in Montreal and  British Columbia as one of the ablest  mining engineers and experts in the  Dominion.  The newly elected directors met and  appointed the following officers for the  ensuing term : President, J. B. McArthur; vice ipresident, A. F. McClaine;  secretary-treasurer and manager, W. H.  Adams.  The directors ordered .payment of a  dividend of one per cent per share on  the issued capital of the company, payable on December 1 next. The amount  will be $10,500.  The management has made a discovery  of the greatest importance in the mine.  As a result of recent working they find  that by extending one of their tunnels a  distance of about 25 feet, they will strike  what is known as the King ore chute in  the Cariboo ground at a depth of about  300 feet, and if ore is found there, as it  no doubt will be, the ore reserves in the  mine will be probably doubled.  Their raise will be completed in two  weeks, when they will inciease their  force to 50 men, most of them working  on ore. The ore is of a high grade, several of the shipments netting the company $2,500 to the car.  The Rambler-Cariboo is not now and  never has been affected by the prevailing  labor troubles. The mine has been  worked on business principles, and the  management has never considered $3.50  for eight hours' work too much under  the circumstances.  The property has been strictly a  "grass root" mine, developed from the  proceeds of its own production, and paying dividends, too.  Wedding Hell-  go to the states and , import scab labor.  The Payne is a Canadian company, i.e.  it is owned largely by Montreal capital  and is incorporated under Canadian  laws, but its management in their desperate efforts to beat down the British  Columbia miner to the level of the serfs  of the coal mining regions, have seen  fit to import scab labor of the lowest  order���Italians. Only two, however,  of those imported have gone to work,  and it is not at all probable that these  men will stay any length of time.  There is not the least cause for excitement in connection with this movement on the part of the Payne management.   The Dominion Alien Act will  promptly  settle   the  matter   and the  Miners' Union will see  that it is enforced.   It  is   very  evident   that the  mine managers are beaten in the struggle they voluntarily entered into.  The  demand for labor elsewhere has made  it impossible for them to  get   men  at  the scale of wages proposed by them,and  every   day   that the struggle is prolonged   their   chances  diminish.    All  during the month of October the mine  managers'association advertised broadcast for men.   They succeeded in getting two dagoes, who would be dearer  at SI a da j- than Canadian union miners  at So.     It is deplorable  that   the ore  shipments of the distiict should be so  small when such big things were predicted only a few months ago.    But the  question of wages has ever been one ol  contention between capital and labor  and must be settled here now.    It does  seem to be folly for the fight to be continued longer, however.     The miners  are better prepared now to carry it to a  successful issue than when it began four  months ago.   On the   other   hand  the  cause of the manag*ers has been weakened daily.   They can, of course, keep  their properties closed, but there is no  wisdom in such a policy when there is  absolutely nothing to be gained by it.  It is a question that  can not be materially changed by the importation of  a handful of dagoes.    It ought to be  met in a liberal spirit by the mine managers.   They undoubtedly put up the  best fight they could, and were beaten.  This they ought to recognize and, like  men of business, get to work.  While the old shippers are not being  worked to the extent of taking* out ore  yet all are employing developing forces  and are getting in better shape to ship.  But new shippers are coming' in and  employing all the idle miners in the  camp. Thus it will not be long until  the output from the division will soon  be up to the old standard, even if the  old dividend-payers remain closed all  winter���which is not at all probable.  of the Slocan can not afford to pay 83.50  a day to miners. The Slocan managers  have earned dividends enough and the.  question that confronts them is not "how  to make money for our shareholders  and aid in developing the country," but  rather '���howcan we force downthe wage  scale."  EXPORTS FROM   NELSON.  The returns of the port of Nelson for  the month of October, according to the  Tribune, show that the exports of the  district have kept pace with the imports, the gain in each instance being  over 100 per cent, as compared with the  corresponding month in 1898.    For the  month just closed the gross value of the  exports was 883,465, of which all save  81,910  worth   of manufactures   represented the  value of the   mineral exports.   The bulk of  this   was copper  matte and bullion from the Hall Mines  smelter, valued at 851,095.   The gold  bullion exports were valued at S'27,560;  the balance being made up of 710 tons .  of coke, valued at 82,857, and. 21 tons of  coal, valued at S43.  .Enjoyable Concert-Social.  The ladies of the Presbyterian church  gave one of the  most enjoyable concerts in the Bosun Hall Tuesday eve  ning that it has ever been the pleasure  of a New Denver audience to listen to.  It was given in aid of the church building repair fund and from  a financial  standpoint was a success.     The program was a lengthy one and embraced  musical and literary selections by some  of the best local talent, assisted by the  pick of the musical talent of Sandon.  Those taking part from Sandon were:  Mrs. Pitts, Misses Vallance  and Ham ���  mond,   Revs.   J.   A.    Ferguson  and  J. A. Cleland and Mr.   C.   Hammond.  The local participants were: Mesdames  Clark, Sherwood and Black,  Miss Williamson,   Kathleen   Delaney,   Messrs.  Smitheringale, West, Nelson, Thompson and Davis. The orchestra rendered  two highly appreciated selections.    At  the close of the program refreshments  were served.  To Test the Eight Hour "Daw.  THE    DIFFERENCE.  ST.OCAN CITY  NEWS IX  BKIKF  Impi-ovements at the North Star.  The North Star mine, East Kootenay,  has just let a contract for a double wire  rope tramway, which is to cover a distance of 6,000 feet, for the purpose of  handling the ore. A water power plant  is also to be installed, the power to be  obtained from a creek about two miles  away. This will give 170 horse power,  which is ample for present requirements.  The North Star is ready to ship ore so  soon as the C. P. R. is in a position to  handle it. There is upwards of 40,000  tons of ore in sight in the stopes, a conservative estimate of its value being $1,-  500,000.  Local merchants report business to be  very good.  Kelly, the. packer, has almost completed the packing in of the 15 tons of  supplies to Camp Mansfield.  Mr. and Mrs. Felt returned Monday  night from Victoria, where the latter has  been visiting for the past month or so.  Dr. Robert Elliot, of London, Ont.,  arrived here Monday, to take up his permanent residence. Slocan City has been  without a physician for over a year, and  Dr. Elliot will no doubt enjoy a good  practica.  A Sunday School meeting- was held on  Monday night to start the ball rolling for i  a   Christmas   tree.      The   matter   was!  placed in the hands of an executive com-1  mittee, who will perfect arrangements.  NOTICE    OK    MEETING,  All miners and mine laborers and the  general public are cordially invited to  attend a meeiing, to be held Friday  evening, November 10th,lS99,iu Clever's  hall. James Wilkes, organizer for the  Western Federation of Miners,will speak  en the labor question.  New Noble Five  Company.  The Dunsmuirs, of Victoria, who own  a controlling interest in the Noble Five  group, have decreed that the old company, with all its mistakes, shall pass  out of existence, which is to be done at  the meeting at Cody on Tuesday next.  A new company is to be organized, under the laws of the province, to operate  the Noble Five, the entire assets of  which will be turned over.  Married, at Slocan City, on Thursday  last, by Rev. Mr. McKee, F. B. Wright  to Miss Elizabeth Maud Riddell, formerly of this town. Mr. and Mrs. Wright  were met at the dock here by a number  of friends, while en route to the coast for  their honeymoon, and warmly congratulated. Mr.Wright is purser on the Movie  and was foi merly on the Wm. Hunter,  while the bride is a sister of Mrs. Capt.  Seaman.  Drowned in Arrow Lake.  Arthur Audy was drowned last week  in Upper Arrow lake, while going by row  boat from St. Leon to Halcyon. Search  was made for the body, which was recovered some days later. Deceased was  well known and respected.  Williams has ordered his Christmas  candies. The young folks will be particularly pleased with this information.  There is a vast difference in mining  in the Slocan and mining in the Boundary country.     Here   the  ledges   are  small, carrying payehutes of high grade  ore that pays on an average 850 a ton  over and above the cost of mining     In  theBoundarv the. ledges arc verv large  carrying low grade ore that will not pay  more than 8*2 a ton over the cost of production.    The Slocan mines require few  men and very little machinery, and are  among the cheapest mines in existance  to work.    The mines of the Boundary  country require large forces of men and  extensive plants of costly machinery, j  and   are expensive   to   operate.   Thej  Slocan mines have been   closed down  for four months because the managers  refused to pay the  few (comparatively j  miners they would employ S3.50 a day.  The Boundary mines have been working   large forces steadily,   putting in  great   plants   of    mining    machinery,  building towns and developing the district, because the managers were willing to pay 83.50 a day to miners.   The  mines of the Slocan  have   paid dividends aggregating 82,790,000 and are in  a position now to pay almost as much  annually, whereas the mines of Bound-  C. J. McCuaig, of the Payne, stated  last week that "an eminent legal authority has advised the management of the  Payne mine that the eight-hour law is  unconstitutional. In all likelihood a  test case may be made in order to determine the authority of the provincial  parliament to draft the legislation that  has caused so much trouble between labor and capital. The measure waa not  sought by the miners. We contemplate  starting up work at the Payne, paying  $3.50 for ten hours' work. If we are fined  the case will be appealed and, if need be,  appealed to the privy council."  Kim High  in Gold.  Fred Williamson arrived here last week  from the new gold camp on Kettle river,  about ISO miles in from Fire Valley.  Since the placer ��xcitem��nt wore off,  more attention has been paid to quartz,  and several line discoveries have been  made. Williamson and his partner,  Doyle, staked a promising group, assays  from which have given $250 in gold. It  bids fair to be a good camp.  Rosstitnd 's Shipments.  The ore shipments from Rossiand for  the eight days ending on Saturday last  were 6,218 tons, and bring the total production of the camp since January 1 to  141,700 tons. The shipments for the  eight days were: Le Roi. 2,68S; War  Eagle, 2,370; Centre Star, 870; Iron  Mask, 270; Virginia, 20; total, 6,218  tons.  Hill BroB., who are operating the sawmill at the head of the laka, report a  most encouraging business, with fresh  orders coming in. THE LEDGE, NEW DKNVEK, B.C., NOVEMBER 9,  1899.  Seventh Year  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three mouths ���  Six "    Twelve  ���'           THKEE YEARS   Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  aertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  1.25  2.00  5.00  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  C jrrespondence from every part of tlie Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Ahvays send something pood  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest.  A pencil cross m this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once Kj;ain to look at  /our collateral.  rSURSDAr, NOVEMBER!). 1899.  SCRAP"  FROM THK  EDITOR'S I1KSK.  The fine Italian hand is now slightly visible in the management of the  Payne.   Nelson wants a music hall. If it is  not a dive, Nelson has our permission  to get one as soon as possible.  The Sandon Paystreak very nicely  puts it: "New Denver L fast becoming the Fifth Avenue of Slocan society."   Dr. Smith, just married at Atlantic  City, Ga., is 123 years. Such a shock  ought to kill a man of his age, and  cause him to fill an early grave.  Lieut.-Colonel Henshaw, of the  Payne, arrived in the Slocan last  week. He probably came to command the Italian brigade in the fight  against organized labor.  A Miners' Union is to be formed in  New Denver. We trust that it will  be composed of men engaged in mining for a living, and not a composite  of every craft and calling , in the  camp.  It is against the law in Prince Edward Island to treat anyone to liquor  in a tavern. If that was the law in  this province most of the inhabitants  would be broke paying fines. The  Dutch treat is not in place in B. C.  value of $29,200,000 annually.     The  World sh ould make another guess  Spokane is the Monte Carlo of the  weit. Some ot its gambling houses  employ 50 dealers. The passion tor  chance has a firm hold on the working men of that city. The delusion  causes many of them to go ragged and  hungry while the gamblers grow  weary with the fatness of things.  Thus it is that the sucker swallows  the bait and becomes a nonentity,  while the shark keeps on swelling  until his scales will hardly fit him.  The constant cry in the mining  sections of this province is for capital.  The wail goes up from every camp,  and it constantly says England. Why  should we always look to Britain for  money in mining? The English investor will not as a rule take any  chances. He wants to see more in  sight than he is willing to pay for.  Why not look for more investors in  our own country? Depend more on  ourselves and less on people in lands  across the sea, and we will have  more wealth in this beautiful Canada  of ours. _____  Surface indications ot a chute of  wisdom is at last noticeable coming  from the, head push of the Slocan  Mines Association. The report is  current that a test case of the eight-  hour law will be made. Had this  step been taken tour months ago it  would have shown the good intentions of the association and there  would not have been the apparent  justifiable complaint that they were  not fighting the law so much as the  wage scale. However, it is gratifying to note this sensible move in  dealing with this much-abused ques  tion,. and, win or lose, the miners will  no doubt welcome this possible settlement of the difficulty.  James Wilkes and others will address a public meeting in New Denver this week upon the labor question They will be unarmed, consequently mine owners need have no  fear of being found in the assembly.  Jealousy evidently had something  to do with the turning down of Colonel Sam Hughes in denying him a  position with the Candian South African contingent. If he had displayed  less energy his reward would have  been greater.  A perusal of the report ot the recent  directors' meeting of the Rambler-  Cariboo mine, published in these columns, will be good medicine for the  non-managing mine managers. The  slab of an old sawlog can manage a  mine that isn't working, but it requires brains to bring a property out  as successfully as the Rambler has  been,    The Socialist who has got ten cents  is very willing that everything on  this earth should be so divided that  each of us will have the same amount.  The Socialist who has a million dollars and is willing to divide it equally  with his fellows has not yet been  found. If he is ever found it will be  after lunacy has clouded his avarice  and reason.  THK    PASSING    OF    THK    IJOKK.  ���America at one time was peopled  with Indians.    The white man came  and took their land, and cleaned out  the redskin  with rum,  bullets and  syphilis.   About 250 years ago French  and Dutch   people settled in South  Africa.   Their descendants are called  Boers.    The Boer had trouble with  the English about 100 years back and  had to roll his blankets and  hit the  trail for a new camp.     They crossed  the Vaal, killing on the way in 6,000  lions.    In  what is   now  called the  Transvaal they felt secure from John  Bull/and they would  have  been if  they   had   not  found   gold.     They  fought and subdued  the wild natives  arid animals  and  built up   a little  world of their own.     The discovery  of gold and diamonds  brought thousands of foreigners," principally English,   to the   country.      The Boer's  style of running their government did  not  suit   the   Johnnie-come-latelies.  They wanted to run the country, and  through the power of capital they  have succeeded in filling the land  with red-coats. This means that the  Boer will soon be a   back-number.  The Boer may be brave but he  cannot beat the game when all England, part of Canada and Australia,  and the prayers of Toronto parsons  are against him. This combination  would beat the devil. The Boer also  packs a bible and prays ��� to God for  assistance. This will avail him  nothing. God is always on the side  that has the most men and the greatest number of guns.       V,  There is nothing new about this  war. The Boer settled the country,  subdued the natives and made it valuable. The English will now subdue the Boer and make the countrv  more valuable through the power of  gold, backed by. men in bright  clothes who are willing to bayonet  human beings for 40 cent a day and  the chance to get a piece of metal  with VC stamped on it. Verily, gentle reader, this is a hot universe we'  are living on.  ��� ^T*fc>��'T��fc*llh'lfcayfc��CTliii<'hii  "I*  ok erf -Montreal.  Established 1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :   : 1,102,792.72  HEAD   OFFICB,   MONTREAL.  Rt. Hon\ Lord Strathcoxa a��*jd Mount RorAL, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drdmmond, Vice President,  E. S. Clodston, General Manager,  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  rhe United States.  New Denver branch  E. PITT, Manager  ft  & . ���  �� . .        '  mxettraam^met^aatimi -an -<ca -wis-*��g-osi-vac ia��-wtrwtB TarwarqcreBagp  S-S3TSBB3-  SffiNS    OF    PARKSiS.  The people of Canada act as though  the gray matter in their upper stope  was turning soft. ., Led by politicians  and seekers after cannon-mouth glory  they are allowing impulse to get the  better of reason.    If Canadians wish  to hunt for gore in South Africa let  them go to England and enlist.   Canada had nothing to do with the ere  ation of the Boer war.     None of us  belong to the House of Lords or Commons in England,   consequently wo.  have no right to push ourselves into :i  game   that is already   full-handed.  England does not need our assistance.  If the Boers should swoop down upon  England and attempt to make a Ma-  juba Hill   out of London,   then we  Canucks could slide from the rubber  neck gallery into the arena of blood  with perfect   grace   and propriety.  There is nothing particularly brave-  in sending a body of men to jump on  the under dog.   There is very little  courage   required   in   a   sure-thing  game.    The Boers maybe brave, but,  they   would   have  displayed   more  wisdom if they  had quietly handed  their country   over to the English.  They would save an immense amount  of blood, tears, money, crushed hope?  and humiliation In the meantime  the Canadian:"; would profit b\ putting  more money and enthusiasm into  mine-sand less into prospecting for  blood amongst a people whose hand  has never pointed a gun at them, and  upon whose face few of us have  looked.  Imported  Goods of rough  textu re  are Popular  this season.  Lines that  interest one  At this time of the year we are all  more or less on the look out for the best  place to purchase our winter wear.  Some are more fanciful than others and  want the very best qualities. For pur  part we always advocate that,the best  is the cheapest in the end���especially  so with Underwear���but be this as it  mav, we can suit the most fastidious.  Ladies'fine Woollen  Underwear, per suit $> 1.60  Gents' fine Woollen Underwear,   and iiliiin,_  per suit too  H��^��n��ll.lal..!.all-I��*. ��1.50,   ��2,   $2.50,  $5  J. & R.  Tailors.  D. CAMERON,  Sandon.  Gloves and Mitts, both Ladies' and  Gents', in any quality and price, from  the wool at 25c, to the Mocha with silk  lining at .*?2.25.  Ladies' and Gents' Cashmere and  Woolen Hose, 35c, 40c, 50c, 60c a pair  Men's heavy weight Black Mackinaw Suits, $7.50���splendid value. ���������  Men's and Boys' Woollen Sweaters,  Red, Black, Heth'er, Green.  Rubbers and Manitobas, in sizes  for Men, Women and Children.  Lumberman's 2-buckle Blizzard  and Yukon lace���also Hip and Knee  Boots.  F.  W. JORDAN 6t CO., Nakusp.  Otter Baits  A liquor firm in India sends up a  balloon to advertise their , business.  When it is going up they attach flasks  of their whiskey to small parachutes  and let them drop gently to the ground,  We have heard of whiskey furnishing skates, but here is an instance  where the yellow agitator has wings.  What a time the hoboes must have  out there catching their boozerino on  the fly.  Working in the copper mines of I  upper .Michigan there are 13,561 i  miners. There would be many more j  if. they could be procured. With!  miners in that and other camps in j  such demand there is not much chance j  ofthe Slocan mines getting all tlie!  men they would employ eyen at $3.50 j  a shift. If the great demand for labor j  continues wages are more likely to j  rise than fall.  Large size for trolling for  big fish now in stock; also  small  Spoon Baits  and Trolling .bines,  Gaff Hooks 9Btc.  Nelson's  Drug & tsook Store  New Denver, B. C.  Sunday hours: 2 to :i p. in.  THE GATEWA:.  CiTV AND DISTRIBUTING  POINT FOR THE BOUNDARY COUNTRY.  Grand opportunity for investments in Real  Estate, Fruit and Vegetable Farms, etc.  ^/LcdSLllxxm cLCo.,  SLOCAN CITY, B. C.  Heavy mid  Steel.  'Hardware.        Jessop's and Canton Drill  Stoves, Tin and Granite Ware.  We are handling all kinds of  For information address-  J. A. SMITH.  HOTEL  New Denver, B.C.  A JACOBSON & CO., Props  Best meals in the city���Comfortable rooms���Bar replete  with the. best of  Liquors and Cigars���Best service throughout.  C. S. RASHDALL.  Notary Public.  E. FAUQUIER.  E. M. BRINDLE  Watchmaker  and Jeweler  RASHDALL &.FAUQU.IER'  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  New Denver.  Orders by mail receive prompt at  tention.  PHOTOGRAPHERS  MIXING INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD   AXD BONDED.   INVITED   Abstracts of Title to mineral claims  CORRESPONDENCE  Blasting, Mining and Sporting Powders.   Also Blacksmith's  Coal.   Lumber, Sash and Doors.  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Has ample ,-tc<-<>mmndati<>ii-; for a la ore number of people.     The rooms are large  and airy. and  ilie Dinni;-  Room is provided with every'liing  in the market  Sample I'o'.m< fur Commercial Travelers.  John Buckie}', Prop.  NEW DENVER,  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  HENRY STEGE, - - -       . .   '. Proprietor.  The  Vancouver World is  funny,  though ]>03siblv it  has  little  idea of j  humor.  Last week,in discussing edit- j  orially the labor trouble in the Slocan,  it made the statement that  prior to  the operation  of the   eight-hour law j  the output  from  Sandon alone  was  1000 tons of ore  every  day   in  the  month.    If this were the case it would j  mean 365,000 tons a   year,   which, i  valued at $80 a ton, the average yield ,  of Slocan ores,   would  give  a  total i  Cabinet Solio, -1.-NI, p,, prepaid  Film Cartridfres Six:;'..?���-.  other Suppiies, same rates.  <"). STRATHEARN,  Kasln. B. 0  BRICK  FOR   SALE.  IOHN    GOETTSCHE  NEW DENVER.  Of every conceivable style,   size,   price and  make; fur the  Ladies, Gentlemen and Children.    Heavv shipment  just received and another lot en   route.  Specials that will open your eyes and loosen your purse-  strings.    Better values for less money than  you  can get by sencliii*" away;   let us prove it.  RUBBER BOOTS.  HIP and KNEE.  J. E. Angrignon  The Leading  Hairdresser  Bosun Block, New Denver, B.C.  GERMAN SOX  MEN'S LACED AND  BUCKLED  RUBBER  FOOTWEAR  Leather nr Rubber  Soles  OVERSHOES OF  THE LATEST AND  BEST MAKES  tf) fit the boot of the  wee-est tot as well as  the footgear of the  six-foot -riant. Very  comfortable felt goods  for Ladies' and Misses  at price? to   suit you  STORM FELT AND  BUBBER GOODS,  made to  fit  all   styles  and shapes of shoes.  FELT, LEATHER.  AXD   CAKPET  SLIPPERS,  for palace and shack.  9  HEAVY BOOTS AND  RUBBER GOODS  for the miner  LIGHT  BOOTS FOR  STREET   USE.  Wholesale and Retail Suppliers ofthe Slocan  in minesuppliesand general merchandise.  ���**,V  rENVER BRANCH.    B. C  HOCKEY    BOOTS  AND, DANCING  PUMPS.  FALL AXD WINTER  FOOTWEAR  FALL AND WINTER  CLOTHING  In these  lines   we will  entertain you this  month.       Inspect,  our  fall stock of dress goods Yeae.  THE LEDtfE, NEW DENVEfl, B.C., NOVEMBER 9. 1899.  A   BKEEZE FROM THE BORDER.  With the permission of James Young,  the Reservation Poet, we reproduce the  following, which faithfully portrays a  scene of nightly occurrence in Republic,  and will be appreciated by everyone understanding the circumstances and knowing the people it describes:���  Two men live in Republic;  When they meet they have a rub,  For to see who wears the medai  Of the Social Liars' Club.  They meet most every evening  At the" Montana faro game,  When Hank Bloom will spin a yum or  two,  While dealing off the same.  Curley Robinson, his old time pard,  Sits in the lookout chair,  And between the two they tell of tales  That would raise a dead man's hair.  Of early days out in the west,  Of Indians fierce and wild,  Tliey talk in an unassuming way,  Just like a simple child.  Hank was a buffalo hunter,  While Curley was a scout;  For diversion one dealt faro,  While the other was look-out.  The buffalo they used to kill  Would size up to the moon ;  The credit for the most of them  Is taken by Hank Bloom.  The rounders, they would congregate  About, like human flies,  To hear Hank Bloom and Curley  Verify each other's lies.  "Those were happy days, old pard,"  (And Hank wiped, away a tear)  "When we .used to chase the Indians,  And of squaws we'had no fear/'  "Times have   changed   since   then,"  said Curley, o  '���Dudes have stopped into our place;  <  Games.were run upon thesquare then,  All they deal you how is brace.  :' . -O    ���''���'���'  "No more we'll see exciting days,  Of plains with Indians slain ;  No more we'll chase the gay chipmonk,  Or guide tlie wagon train.  "The wild times that we used to have  Upon Montana's plains; ������ *  The daringdeeds, hairbreadth escapes,  The big stiff f��ro games."  "Do you remember, Curley,  ���'Twas on the old Big Horn���  We used to kill an Indian  For breakfast every morn?"  "Do I?" ans'vertd Curley,  Giving his mustache a pull,  " 'Twas the time that I. played poker  With John Gall and Sitting Bull."  "The v��ry time!" said Hank.  "Do you recollect that squaw  That you won from Sitting Bull,  And became his brother-in-law?"  "She was a beauty," murmured Curley,  "Her pet name was Dirty Shirt;  I loved her with devotion,  But alas, she dona me dirt.  "Tell about that buffalo bunt, Hank,  -And tht bull that 1 found dead,  That you killed���and  when I skinned  it,  Found ten pounds of solid lead.  "Talk about your buffalo,  You may believe me or may not,  But I "fed five thousand people  On the one that Hank Bloom shot.  "The buffalo were so plenty then  (I can prove this by Hank Bloom),  We used lo hare"to climb a tree,  For on earth there was no room.  down the stream mdjoining the Hunker  creek property No. 35. The officials at  Dawson could n��t grant his request, but  Williams was not to be deterred. He  purchased a ticket for Ottawa, and the  rest of the story is told by the Gleaner,  in tbe following words :  Canadian Inventors.  Below will be found a list or patents  recently granted by the Canadian government through Messrs. Marion &  Marion' solicitors of patents, New York  Life building, Montreal:���64,223, D.  Ah ! there's the spot f��r those with a j Prince, St. Gregoive,drain ditching plow;  "pull." By some mysterious influence j<'4,209, D. Campbell and B. Trumpour,  Mr. Williams, upon the payment of a j Thornhill, Man., straw burning stove;  paltry $150 a mile, was granted a "Hy- ! 64,294, H. A. Fraser, Hamiota, Man.,  draulic Concession" (cute name isn't it?)! combined stump and scrub pulling rna-  for two miles long and one mile deep ad- i chine; 64,295, Messrs.Cliff and Wardlaw,  Hill Bros.  Manufacturers of  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Legal Tender No. :i Mineral Claim.  joining his already rich ground, on the  most valuable  portion  of this valuable  "concession" of two square miles of "hydraulic mining," and  for which the government received the paltry siirn of $300.  What a   farce!    We are creditably  informed by well-pobted  people on  this  property that one cannot walk over it  without having the gold stick to the solee  of his boots; yet Mr. Williams is able to  obtain from the good, kind officials at  Ottawa a  princely grant for a  measly,  beggarly $300.   We do  not blame Mr.  Williams for getting what almost everyone knows to be most invaluable property, and for getting it for three dollars  instead Of three hundred if he could, but  what can  be  thought of a government  that will throw away  revenues  in  this*  way?   Is it not fair to ask what potent  influences were used to accomplish this  masterly act?   Why isn't the inference  clear that "grease" in  liberal quantities  turns the wheels? It at least helps move  the machinery.    And  yet we  are  "discourteous aliens" for exposing just such  "i-rafts" as this.    When property 250 by  1000 feet can  produce  $35,000 in  three  months, is it not natural to suppose that  two whole miles of it will show up something enormous?   There's nothing  like  having a "pull," and  then the "grafts"  come easy.    When a man can buy prospective millions for a miserable pittance  of $300, at least thi.t is all that shows on  the surface, he is all right, and Williams  in his possessorship of this extraordinary  grant, should feel   pretty 6ecure for the  balance of his life, just  to sit  down and  rock out a  few  thousands from it as he  may need it for pin money.  WISE   AN��   OTHERWISE.  Dundas, automatic water supply device  for acetylene gas apparatus; 64,352, A.  Thompson, Douglas, Man., weeding machine; 64,420, H. G. Lambert, Katevale,  combination tool; 64,429, J. A. Fair-  chaud, Montreal, acetylene gas generator.   The ups and downs of the labor market do not affect the cigars that Williams has for sale.  HOTEL  Victoria  JOHN V. RERKS, Prop.  HEATED BYunT AIR  mid Electric nf I Mm  Hells and Light in every room....  Large and well lighted Sample Rooms  Hourly Street Ciir between hotel and  Station.   Free bus meets all trains   Reasonable Rates.  REVELSTOKE  Night grill room in connection for the  convenience of guests arriving and departing by night trains. -  and  Shingles  Orders  shipped to all  parts of the  Country.     Mill at head of  ���Slocan Lake. ���  Postoflice address, Rosebery.  Situated in the Slocan City Mining- Division of  West   Kootenay District.     Where  located:  About four miles south of Sloc-an City on the  Government trail.  'PAKE NOTICE That I, Dan Han Ion, acting as  1    an agent for John McLaughlin, free miner's  certificate No. B. U2im. intend, sixty days  from  the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a Certificate of Improvements',  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 3d day of November, A. Ii. Wi'J.  DAN HANLON.  Consolidated, Verginia,  Elk hii<1 .Speculator "Hiiicral Claim.s.  Canadian  AND SOO LINE.  Between  Slocan City  "Along  the scenic old Missouri,  (Vamped upon the mossy bank,  I used to hunt for wild aa��at,  Along with my pard, Hank.  "We used to chase the redskin,  As o'er the plain they flew;  Th�� buffalo, the anttflope,  And chaa'd the poor squaw, too.-'  i  They tadked of times they used to have  When out upon a lark;  They told ol all the wonders  Of the" famous National Park.  Uf Fort Beaufort and of Benton,  They always loved to tell;  The wild' times they Uaad to have  When young and fall of   Hank Bloom has the mark of battle,  Received from mother-jn-law;  While Curley Bears the noble scan  Left there by gentle squaw.  Twin' relics of a generous past,  They try to keep in lino;  Hank'Bloom and Curley Robinson,  Pioneers of Forty-nine.  One sitting in the dealer'e chair,  The othar as look-out���  Hank Bloom, the mighty -hunter,  Handsome Curley, Custer'a acout.  1 love to sit at evening,  By the fireside's bright liames,  And listen to these���liar;.  Adios���froia Truthful Jamee.  MIGHT    CONK   TO   SAX I) OX.  A guy rope is not, perhaps, unfortunately, intended to assist the demise of  .���I particularly objectionable class of in-  divieuals.  In the San Francisco schools Japanese  children are not segregated on the attendance rolls, hut are classed"same as  whites.  Recently a ship of only 2,500 tons carried from Para, Brazil, to New York, a  earij-o of rubber which was. insured for  $���3,000,000.  During the fiscal year of 1S97-8 the  United States sold 829,000 worth of  typewriters in Mexico andSlS,000 worth  in Argentina.  /Villiams has a choice stock of new  tobaccoes between here and the coast.  It will be in town shortly and lovers of  the weed will do well to inspect it.  I'KODUCTION OP   LEAI'INO iUEXAT.S.  FRED J. SQUJRE  Nelson. B. C.       ...  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line  of Suiting's and  Trouserings a]wavs on hand.  A. I). Williams, who left Sandon on a  hand car two years ago, i.s said to be in  dover, according to the Dawson Gleaner:  It nays:���  "Xo. 85 Hillside on the right side' of  Hunker creek, wai staked and recorded  '���iy the father of A. I). Williams, and the  father proceeded to work it with all the  ���..���nergy he possessed. (Jn reaching the  paystreak, he found a veritable nest of  the yellow metal in every pan. So rich  was the claim, in fact, that in three  months Mr. Williams was enabled to  rake out $35,000 in dust."  The (-Meaner then goes on to state that  A. I). Williams, being a hustler, was  quick to see that Xo. 35 Hillside, was a  i.-o*d property, and he immediately set  about securing a half interest in Xo. 35  (ti-ttek claiin. upper and lower 35, and  then began to lay the ropes for further  acquisitions. In that vicinity men were  able to take out about all the gold they  required, and Williams knew this. The  'Meaner alloges that Williams made his  way to Dawson with all speed, and made  application' to tie officials there for a  mile-back, and a mile each way up and  Professor Le Neve Foster gives the  following statistics in regard to the  principal metals in use today-  Gold, which i.s the most precious, if  not the most useful, comes in great par^  from South Africa, which this year exceeded the United States in its production. These two countries'.-with Australia, give each about1 a fifth of the total production, Russia coming* next  with a tenth of tlie total.  In iron, the United States takes first  place, followed by England and Germany; then conies Spain, Luxemburg,  France, Russia and Austria.  Spain leads in the production of lead,  the output being double' that of Germany, but the United States is only  slightly behind.      '   i;V ���. '.' '���  As for silver, the United States holds  first place, followed closely by Mexico  Australia, Bolivia and Germany rank  next, with a conjoint production about  equal to the United States:  The Malayan peninsula produces  much the larger part of tin. since it  gives two-thirds of the total amount,and  with other British possessions the production is three-fourths of the whole.  In zinc, Germany leads, followed by  the United States.  Spain leads in the production of mercury or quicksilver.  Furnishes accommodations  to the traveling public  equal to any on Sloc.in  Lake. Comfortable beds  and. tasty meals. The best  brands of liquors and  cigars on the market.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On the  South Fork of Carpenter Creek.  'PAKE NOTICE that I, Arthur S. Fanvell as  1 agent for HaroM Selons. F. AI C. No. f'Sl-li,.  intend 00 days from the da te hereof to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a certificate ol improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant  of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.   <  Dated this iitli day of September, IS'M.  2-ll-MfJ A. S. FARWELL.  ATLANTIC Affl PACIFIC  The direct route from  Kootenay Country  to all points East and West.  Alice  .Fractional,    Spokane    and    l-nst  Chance No. -1 Mineral Claims.  ���Situate in the Slocan "Minim,' Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: In  Best Basin.  TAKE NOTICE, That I. Herbert Twigg. a-.'cut  1 for James A. McDonell, Free Miner's Certificate No. B2(;oi4, intend. (10 days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  Certificates of Improvements, for I he purpose, of  obtaining a Crown Grant of each ofthe above  claims.  And further take notice that action, under  section ST..must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificates of Improvements.  Dated this 12th day of October, 18fifi.  ol:' ��� HERBERT T. TWIGG.  Hustler Fraction Mineral Claiin.  THOS. LAKE, Prop.  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  L  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3-per day. ���  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  The  Or never so poor, that it  could not be made better by  NEWSPAPER  ADVERTISING  in a judicious, pains-taking  way, and the circulation of  neatly    printed,    attractive  BUSINESS  STATIONERY  in the ordinary channels of  trade   and    correspondence.  Watering- Honne Plants.  X am satisfied that not 1 person in 90 is  aware that  too much water is more dangerous 60 tbe plants than too little.   Some  gardeners seem  to have the idoa that to  take a watering pot in hand to supply the  needs of plants is an easy duty, and  that  to give a dash  hero and  to soak   the soil  there is all   there  is to the matter.    One  thing is to be observed: Not. all plants  tinder all oiroumstances, nor, indeed, the  same plants under different circumstances  require the same amount of water.    It is  neoessary, therefore, to study the nature  and habits of kinds so that each may be  treated according to its needs. A vigorous  blooming plant, say a fuchsia or geranium,  might be said to represent tho maximum  need of water.    The same when in a state  of rest, in cool, damp weather, the minimum requirement as to this     Therefore,  to give exactly the same quantity of water  in both conditions  named  would   be to  cause harm   by not giving enough water  to some and too much to others.    One safe  rule is to wait until  the ball of earth begins to get rather dry, and  then   to give  enough water to moisten the soil through  and  through.    Then do  not water again  until the former state of dryness is reached,  be that time six hoursorsi-cdays:���Vict's  Magazine.  ���'.   ���������    " = ������ *-   '     ���-. |^  I) .11: borrow The Ledge: buy it.        , hex'  If it's an increase-of business  you are after you can get it.  The quickest way about it is  to advertise through the .  columns of The Leij<.;e���the ��  most widely-read paper in  the mining" region. It o/oes  into  every  home in Sluc'in w w  New Dearve-r  Sa.Tiidloifii  Kaslo  Whitewater  Silocaim  City  Silvertoiti  All NUnvng Camps,  In  Leland  House,  Nakusp,  Is ii comfortable hotel fur travellers  to stop .-it.  Mrs. McDougald."  TPavele^s  Will liiifl the  Arlington Hotel  a pleasant place to stop at when in  Slocan City.  GETHING & HENDERSON. Proprietors.  J. M. M. BENEDUM,  Silverton. ASSAYER.  Situate in the Sloctin Mining Division of Vv est  -Kootenay District. Where located: Adjoining the town of Three Forks.  "PAKE NOTICE That I Ernest Harrop. Free  1 Miner's Certificate N�� B140S-". recorded holder  of a one-half (.') undivided interest, as ag-ent for  Geo." A. Petty I recorded holder of a one-half (A)  undivided interest. Free Miner's Certificate  BISS'SO. intend .sixty days from the date hereof  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certilieate  of improvements, for, the purpose of obtain  ing Crown a grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37. rr.ust be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this -ith day of October. 18!*!).  012 ,    ERNEST HARROP.  "Legal Tender Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay Distiiet. Where located: A relocation of Free Coinage near the Noble Five  Mineral Claim.  ���TAKE NOTICE; That I, Charles S. Rashdall, of  1 New Denver. B. C.. acting as agent for  James Wilson, free miner's certificate Xo.81.l2JA,  James Wilson ns administrator ofthe estate of E.  C. Pease, deceased, Lewis W Toms, free miner's  certificate BlTOii and Caleb A. Freeman, free  miner's certilieate No. 3-ii-"7A. intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvement.0, for the  purpose of obtaining a Crown Grantof theahovo  claim.  , And further take notice that action, under sec  tion 37. must be commenced before the issuance  of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 1st day of October, IS")').  CHARLES S. RASHDALL  Lot 2901���Eldorado Mineral Claim.  Situate in  the Slocan  Mining Division  of West  Kootenay  District.      Where    located:     In  Noble V. Gulch about one mile east of Sandon. adjoining the Mollie.  'PAKE NOTICE   that   I. Robert   E.   Palmer.  1    agent for Edward Mahon. F M. C. No. u-m~.  Harold Selons. F. M. C. No. 'JH142. and James  Rat;, F. M. C. No. i-L'-iA.intend, sixty days from  the date hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a certificate of improvements lor the purpose  of obtaining a Crown grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this/illi day of October. 189!).  on ' R.E. PALMER.  First-Class Sleepers on all trains from  Revelstoke and Kootenay Ldg-.  Tourist Cars pass Medicine Hat daily  for St. Paul; Sundays and Wednesdays for Toronto; Fridays  for .Montreal and Boston.  Same cars pass Revelstoke one day-  earlier.  i.'oX.S'KC'riuNS  Revelstoke and rniu'n line points.  Ki.v.k Dly: lv -I'euvcrC. Siding���ar: Dailv l.WlOk  ti:l."k ex. Sun: Iv N.Denver Ldg: arex. Suii.15:10k  HOSSI.A.M-, NELSON 'CHOW'S  NEST   HKANCll   AND  I10t;.N])AHy COUNTKY.  9.50k ex.  Sun: lv N.Denver Lilg: arex.Sun 13.30k  TO AND FKO.M FANDON  15.30k dly lv Denver C. Sdg..... .ar dly 8.55fc  13 30k ex Sun lv. .N Denver Ldg.ar ex Sun 0.50k  Ascertain rates and  full  information   by addressing nearest local agent or���  G. B. GARRETT, Agent New Denver.  W. F. Anderson, Trav.  Pass. Agt.. Nelson.  E. J. Coyle, A. G. P. Agt., Vancouver.  k  SYSTEM.  NELSON & FORT SHEPPARD CO.  RED .MOUNTAIN RY CO.  The all rail and direct route  between   the  Kootenay  ..District and..  All British Columbia Ponfs  Pacific Coast Points.  Pug-et Sound Points-.  Eastern Canada and the  United States.  Connects at Spokane with  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY  O. R. R. & NAVIGATION CO.  Best   Fraction  and  Cla  Humphrey  MIS.  Mineral  -["AKE NOTICE That I. Alex Sproat.  I    agent'or tho Ramblcr-Carihoo Mines  Situate in the Slocan Minim: Division ol West  Kootenay District. Where located: In  McGuigan Basin, adjacent to the Rambler  and Besi mines.  acting as  ._ Lid.  F. M. C. No. B. lL'-.'Hii. intend, sixrv days lromthi-  dare Pm-"!. to anplv to the Mining Recorder for  ,1 certilieate of improvements, for the purpose 0:  obtaining a crown  grantof the above claim.  And further rake notice that action under Sec.  37 inusl be commenced hel'ore the issuance of sue):  certificate of huprorcmciiis.  Dated tills :27th dav of September. ]S<i<).  Leaves Nelson 9:10a.m.'  Maps furnished, Tickets sold and information  given by local and connecting line Ticket agents  '      H. A..7ACKSON, G. P. & T. A.  Spokane, Wash  KOOTENAY    RAILWAY  & NAVIGATION CO.  Operating: Kaslo & Slocan Kfulway,  International Navigation ct  Trading;  Company,  KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY.  Schedule of Time.     Pacific Standard  ���Time���  Passeng-er   train for Sandon    and  way stations leaves Kaslo at 8:00 a  m. daily,   returning-,   leaves Sandon  at 1:15 p.   m..   arriving* at    aslo at.  3:55 p. in.  r.incoii '.'riucral  Claim.  Situate in the Ar.ow Lake .Mining Division o:  We.H Root.-nay District. Where located:  i mi Lincon Gulch, north of Cariboo creek.  'PAKE NOTICE. That I. Georire Alexander.  1 Free ���>fiuer��! Certificate No 7-t-jt**". aetinir for  myself and co-owners, intend, sixtv davs from  the date hereof. to anply to the Mining Recorder  for a Certificate of Improvement.*, tor the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant -if the above  claim  And further take notice that  action under section 37 must be commenced before  the issuance  of such '���ertirJcnte of improvements.  Dated this l.'ifh day of September. ]s:i!i,  s-'l GEORGE ALEXANDER.  Helena Mineral Claim.  this advanced nge  it is  f business  genr to at-  pt to carry on  any busi-  J"T"W nut o  Pa" tempt  V ��� ness without suitable printed  *>^ stationery.      Vou should be  supplied  with good  ijuality  Letter Idearils  Bill Heads  Statements  Note Heads  He-mo Heads  Clrciilairs  Envelopes  'Anything Waited <  Call, or address���  ���THI-: LEDGE  H. T.  LOWKKY.  ���Edipor and Financier  Bv using- the New Denver envelope in your  correspondence. Printed with your name in  the return corner, and  sold   by The Ledge at  FIRST IH'N'DRED,  FIFTY   CENTS   each   additional hundred.  $1.00  WANTED!  To  ���hi-  ii  work in  .Metallif-  ic follow-  2 500 Miners  erous Mines of Rriti.-h C ���liunbia.  in;r prices per day of eight hours���  Hand Drillers   Machine Men    Miners in shafts   Carmen   Shovellers   Laborer-1   Blacksmith^....       Tinibermen   Apply to���  THE SILVER-LEAD .MINES ASSOCIATION  Sandon   Hritish Coin -iibia .  Situate in the Slocan Mining Divi.-ion of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On  Wakefield .Mountain.  "['ARE NOTICE That I. Chas. K. Hope, free  l miller's eel li.ieate N( . 7H'i;JA , intend, sixty  days from the date hereof to apply to the  Mining Recorder for certiiicafes of im-  ITovemeiiis for the puiyo-e ,,f obtaining a Crown  grant of the -11 ��� 'Ve claim.  Ami -urtber take notice that action under section ."7 IllllSt  be   eOUIIIieiieed    before    the is-*H(ltlre  ���ii <ueh certitieateoi iuipi-.ivements.  Dated tbi^L'fli da \ of August. ]�����!)  a:il CHAS. K. IIo|'E.  ('olden  Crown   Mineral  Claim.  .>'"i.oo  . .-'..*.(i  .���!.:>'I to ;  .   2.:t i to  . 2.n'l  ���   i.."i-l  .   .-'..".��� I to  .���'.."r.Uo  -1 .OO  S.oii  l.oo  l.OO  F. L, CHRISTIE, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  SOLICITOR, Etc.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Eyery Fridayaf Si.veitoii. SANDON. I"  C  Situated it. the >!ocuu City .Mining Division ot  West Kootenay .District. Where located:  on Springer Creek, ah nit three unlet I run  slocan City  TAKE NOTICE That I. Chas. E. Hope, tree  I. miner's <:<". tuieate N'o. 7!i*i2A. intend, (todays  from the. date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder lor a eertificato o) improvements, for  the purpo-e of obtaining a crown gr.-ur of the  above ciaim.  And further take notice, that action under section :!7 must be commenced before the issuance  of slid, certificate nl improvements.  Dated this-'-ith ���!.-. v of August. 1SP!��.  a.-Il  CHAS   F.    IIOI'E  ������*"*������ e>  DR. MILLOY,  TIST  ROSSLAND.  INTERNATIONAL    NAVIGATION  & TRADING  CO.,   operating on  Kootenay Lake and River.  S.  S.  INTERNATIONAL.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson at 6:00 a.  m., daily except Sunday. Returnin*?  leaves Nelson at 4:30 p. m., calling"  at Balfour, Pilot Bay, Aiiif-worth and:  all way points.  Connections with S. F. it N. train:  to and from Spokane, at Five Mile  Point; also with str. Alberta to and  from Bonner's Ferry, Idaho.  S.  S. ALBERTA.  Leaves Nelson for Bonner's Ferry,  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays  at 7 a m., connecting with steamer  International from Kaslo at Pilot Bay..  Retur ling leaves Bonner's Ferry at  7:00 a. m., Wednesdays, Fridays  and Sundays, connecting with str.  International lor Kaslo, Lardo and.  Argenta. Direct connections made at  Bonner's Ferry with (Treat Northern  Railway lor all points east and west.  LARDO-DUNCAN   DIVISION.  Steamer International leaves Kaslo  for Lardo and Argenta at S':-lf> p. m.  Wednesdays and Fridavs. Steamer  Alberta leaves Kaslo for Lardo and  Argenta at S p.m. Sundays.  I    Steamers call at principal landings-  i in both directions, and at other points  when signalled.  Tickets sol- to all points in Ca ada  and the United Statas. To ascertain  rates and full information,  address���  Robert Irving, Manager.  S. Camprell, Kaslo, B. C.  Freight and Ticket Agt.,   Sandon.  ATLANTIC STEAMShlP TICKETS.  I'o and from European  points via Canadian  and American hues.     Apply   for sailing dates  rates, tickets and   full  information   to any C.  Ry acent or���  (t. IS. GARRETT.  C. I'. R. Agent. New Denver.  "A". I'. K. Cummint'S. .->. S. S. Agt.. Whmipeg.  I \R. A.S. MARSHALL.  Dentist.  Kaslo. K C  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., NOVEMBER 9,  1899.  Seventh Yeae.  WHEN PA  FIRS' KT TABASCO SAUCE  When   pa   firs'   et tabasco  smilin'"bout it yet,  Although his subsek'ent remarks 1 always shall regret���  We'd come to town to see the sights,an' j    Henrv Clav  pa remarked to me: \the\r abode  "Well eat at a bong tonghotel an'sling ' U1CU   aooac  some style." says he.  An' then he sorter cast his eye among  the plates an'all,  An' says, '-That ketchup must be good,  the bottle is so small;''  An' then  he took  a piece o' meat an'  covered it quite thick,  When pa first- et tabasco sauce an' rose  to make his kick.  will be driven 2,000 feet.    Ore is being  I hoisted from the Xo. 2 shaft on the Star,  sauce���I'm j while ore is  also  coming in at the No. 1  shaft.   The first shipment is being made  bv the Tamarac.  and Bock  cigars make  in  New  Denver   at  Williams'.   It costs two bits to obtain  one  of them, but the price  fades into insignificance when the flavor is allowed to  i permeate the atmosphere.  A Unique Kecoril.  SI-OCA'S'    ORE    SHIP3IEXTS.  It all comes back so plain to me; Irick-  ollect it well;  He just was talkin' mild an' calm, an  '���" then he give a yell  An'.tried to care the" ceilin'by buttiu'  with his head.  "Er-hooh!     Er-hooh!     Fire!    Murder!  Hooh!" I can't tell all he said,  But when they heard his heated words  six women lef the room,  An' said such languagefilled their souls  with shame, an' also gloom;  But pa, he only gurgled some, an' then  he yelled again,  When firs' he et tobasco sauce, an' told  about it then.  We laid him out upon a board an'-fanned him quite a while,  An' pa,  he sort o' gasped at first an'  then he tried to smile,  An' says: "Just heat a poker.iioav, an'  run it doAvn my neck;  I Avantto cool off gradual; it's better, I  expeck."  But when he got me out o' doors, he  says: "I Avant to get  That there blame ketchup recipe an'  learn jus' Iioav it's het,  So 1 can try it on the boys Avhen you  an' me git hum.  Till they, too, think the condiment is  mixed with Kingdom Come."  GENERAL   MIN'IXG   FLOAT.  The De Beers diamond mine'in South  Africa paid ��7,087,300 in dividends in  1898.  In July of the present year the Australian mining companies distributed in  dividends ��336,659, or about 81,683,280.  Last year the gold output of Australia  was $62,294,480.  It.is estimated that six thousand  stamps crush 800;000 tons of ore, which  yields 460,000 ounces of gold, each  month in the Transvaal. These mines  have been developed by European and  American capital.  According to the Auckland Herald  bullion to the value of ��51,893 15s, or  ��259,468, was taken from the mines of  the Hauraki Peninsula in August, For  the same month NeAV Zealand exported  gold to the value of ��98,237, or ��491,185.  The Ci'oav's Nest Coal Co. are sending  out about nine carloads of coal a day  from their mine at Fernie, and are supplying 9,000 tons of ore per month, besides their domestic orders. One hundred and eight coke ovens are now in  operation, and it is expected that 100  more Avill be completed by the time the  bad weather sets in. The company is  building a big coal bin at Fernie, near  the ovens. About 750,000 feet of lumber will be used in it.  The commissioners in charge of the  Colorado gold exhibit at the Paris exposition have decided to send a solid  gold nugget miniature of Pike's Peak  at ��1,000.000 value. As a ton of gold is  worth ��602,928.50,the nugget -will Aveigh  about 1 2-3 tons. It Avill reach New  York under guard in a special car, and  thence the government will convey it  t<*> Paris. The exposition commissioners  have guaranteed its safe return. The  ore of the nugget represents nearly all  the big producers of the state, the  Cripple Creek mines being in the first  place.  Bananas and many other kinds of  fruit continue to arrive at Williams'.  Eat plenty of it and your complexion  will become tinted with the pink that  always indicates high grade condition  of health.  Sam Adler, who crossed Thompson  river on his way doAvn from Cariboo 40  years ago this fall, having gone up via  Lillooet and the Fraser, spent a night in  tOAvn this week. Mr. Adler has, Avithin  the past two years, visited Atlin,DaAvson  and the Northwest generally.; He has  done probably what no other man alive  ever did. Forty years ago he rocked out  of Cariboo the gold to make a wedding  ring for the lady be afterwards married.  Twenty years later, in Granite creek, he  rocked out the gold that was made into  his daughter's Avedding ring. This season, at Atlin, he again set to work'with  a rocker and rocked out enough gold to  make a Avedding ring tor his grand  daughter and presented it to her at her  recent marriage. Can anyone equal this  record?���Ashcroft Journal.  The trouble in South Africa has not  made any difference to Williams. He  is still doing business at the old stand,  and continues to sell the best fruit and  cigars in the land.  The aigrette is to disappear from the  headgear of the British Hussars and  Royal Horse Artillery, and its place  Avili be taken by an ostrich plume.  Total shipped July 1 to Dec  17,994   tons.     January   1st.  Nov. 4:  Week  Payne   Last Chance.     Slocan Star :   Sapphire :   Coin   Ajax    Sovereign .'   Reeo..i.   Ivanhoe   Treasure Vault   Red Fox   Trade Dollar   Liberty Hill   Madison   Wonderful .'.'    American Boy  ��� :   Idaho Mines!   Queen Bess    wild Goose..   Monitor     Whitewater J   Ja ckson   Hillside   Bell ;....  Wellington    Antoine.     Rambler    Dardanelles   Great Western   Bosun    Marion   Capclla   Fidelity.-.   Vancouver   Wakefield ..'.  Emily Edith.....   Comstock   Noonday   Enterprise.   Tamarac   Black Prince   Chapleau   35  40  31, 1898.  1899,   to  Total  5.437  a^Ja  54S  of"  IS  4n  20  18(.i  11!"  11-*  1-1  5o  ,1  15  41  84,,  1,441  15  2("i.l  2.300  -    li>2  1  05  11  650  .501  100  4S  580  ao  3  **  ai>\)  580  (i'i  120  ,   52(1  71"  20  85  15  Parson's  '%^wL^^w*^&%sb'vv%^v%,*  J  y  7  Wholesale  BUTTER  EGGS  CHEESE'  GREEN FRUITS  CURED MEATS  VEGETABLES  Shippers of the  Early Breakfast  Brand of Bacon.  Fall  and  Winter  Suitings  o my  Patrons  in the Slocan  ��%^*WlVt%^.;  !%/%/*%/*/%&  Total tons.  18.1)23  Full stocks  Nelson   and  carried at  Rossiand.  Mail orders solicited.  Mcpherson & croft,  DRAYING  Hauling" and Packing" to Mines,  and g-eneral local business.  WOOD    AND    COAL     FOR    SALE  New Denver, B. C.  New Denver  Transportation  & Light Co.  PALMA ANGRIGNON, PROPRIETOR.  General Draying: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty,  Saddle Horses and Pack Animals.  Feed Stables at New Denver.  JOHNWILLIAMS  Dealer in  IMPORTED  A*D DOMESTIC CIGARS  ANDTOBACOOES,  PIPES, &.C.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confectionery and Fruit.  BATHS IN CONNECTION.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  I,e Roi's Big Payroll.  H. D. CURTIS,  Notary Public.  There are now employed at the Le Roi  mine 370  men,  and  the payroll of the  mine amounts to $1,200 a day, or $35,000  per month.     An enormous amount of  development has lately been completed,  and by the first of the year the mine will  be in thoroughly good shape.   The cost  of mining is being steadily reduced.   As  shown by the September statement, the  average value of tlie ore handled has been  cut down to less than $13 per ton.   That  tlie diminution in   values is  more  than  counterbalanced by  the  tonnage of the  mine is proven liy tlie recent dividend of  a   quarter   of a    million  dollars,    and  in tlie increa.se in   the shipments of  the  mine to  400   tons  daily.    In   places the  ore chutes in the Le i-'oi are 50 feet wide  ami they  are  .stoped to   tlie  full width.  Shipment.'- from the old dump have been  delayed pending   the  arrival of the new  headgear.   Call atNesbittVs when you want choice  candy. A new line just in that will  please the most exacting.  Ainsworth   is  Urnlv.  Mines;   Real  Estate;   Insurance;  accountant.  Abstracts of Title Furnished,  SLOCAN CITY, B. C.  \Y  . S. Drewry  Kaslo. B.C  H. T.TwiGfi  New Denver, B.C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, AIcNeil Code.  aSTRashdail & Fauquier, Asrents.  ��[OWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S M. London, Eng  MINING ENG-INEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties   examined   and   reported on   'u-  t.eiidinj'-puroli-ifws.  Assay office and Chemical   Laboratory. Bellevue ave. New Denver. HO.  SnLwear  Something t!|at will keep  you warm and " free from  cold, at prices lower than  ever offered   before���at  HOBEN'S general store.  For Groceries ��� fresh,  clean, the best put up,  ���you will get the best  service at HOBEN'S.  Supplies for the hills, the  cabin, boarding house,  hotel and home, you  will find complete in all  lines, at reduced prices  AT HOBEN'S  Mail orders.  New Denver, B. C.  The 8=hour  Has been on shift in the  Slocan for many weeks,  but it has not injured the  quality of the beverages  in the Ivanhoe at Sandon. Nearly everything is new around this  old-time tavern except  the whiskey and the  landlord.  Dick Orando,  for furtlier information.   ii _^  J. K. CLARK,  MINES  and MINING  Reports, Examinations and Management.  NEW DENVER,   -   B.C.  E B. Dunlop  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  Children's Hair Cutting a Specialty.  SLOCAN   CITY. - - B. C.  California  Wine Go.,  NELSON, B.C.  Boys,  my  Over=  coatings  will just  suit you.  Prices low  vW%SW%,  I have opened my Tailoring establishment in1  i Nelson and am prepared \  1 to fill all orders with neat-  1 ness and dispatch. Most i  , stylish Suitings and work-'  1 manship guaranteed.  i When in NelsOn call and<  > inspect stock, or write me'  ' and I will call on you with \  (sample: of goods in my,  i trip through the Slocan i  which I contemplate mak-'  'ing in a short time.  Hoping to   be favored1  with your orders, I am���  Yours truly,  E. J. Robie!  'The Tailor.    Xeiaon.B.c.  ^5.  Wholesale  Dealers  Choice Wines  and Fragrant  Cigars.  Write for Prices.  Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenay  &  WHOLESALE  GROCERS  CANADA DRUG & BOOK CO.,  Jobbers and Retail Dealers in  DRUGS,  WALL PAPER,  STATIONERY,  MUSICAL GOODS-  NELSON, B. C.  Agents for B.C. Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills."  rcwin  Brewers of Fine Lager Beer and Porter���the best in the land.    Correspond -  solicited.   Address���  R. REISTERER & CO., Nelson, B.C.  \ WADDS BROS *  4 PHOTOGRAPHERS  4 VANCOUVER and NELSON,   B.C. 4  QUEEN'S HOTEL  Heated with   Hot Air and  Lighted by Electricity  Large, comfortable bedrooms and first-class dining room.        Sample rooms  for commercial men RATES  $2 PER DAY  MRS. E. C. CLARKE, Prop., Late of the Royal Hotel Calgary.  Baker St., Nelson, B. C.  NELSON  Carrv a complete stock of  FURNITURE  and solicit orders from any part of the province.     Write for prices.  NOTICE.  C  HAS. E. STRICKLAND will collect all accounts due me ami uive receipt for the same.  P. A. MUXRO.  New Denver, Sept. 14. lsw.  Art Goods  I Bronzes  Piano and  Table Lamps  Jardinieres  Vase  Bric-a-Brac  Cut Glass  Clocks  We are the Largest House in our,  line, and devote ourselves especially  to  importing -foods adapted to the i  Kootenay people.  We carry a full stock at all seasons,  of the year.  Our assortment is constantly re-i  plenished by the arrival from the'  manufacturers.  Discretionary  mail  orders receive  our   prompt  and   careful  attention.  They will be filled hy salesmen con-1  versanti with the  needs of your local-   _  ity, our aim being to secure duplicate vn^Jacob Dover, Jeweler  orders. ^y nelson, u. o.  Sterling  Novelties  Manicnre Setst4  Toilet Sets  Soap Boxes  Powder Boxesf  Atoniezers  Baby Sets  Combs and Brushes  M.  L.  Much activity is being displayed at  Ainsworth and considerable work is being done on a number of claims. On the  No. 1 a rich, strike of high grade ore lias  been made in the drift from the main  shaft. The Stevenson concentrator is  running steadily, treating ore from the  Little Phil and Tariff mines. Three  shifts are working steadily on the long  tunnel on the Highlander, which 13 being run to tap the Little Phil and Albion  ledges.    It is now in  about  300 feet and  GRDIMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. C.  Branch office at New Denver every  Saturday.  Fellow Pilgrims  If you receive a copy of The Ledge without  being-a .subscriber, do not be alarmed. It will  not cost you anything. After as-aying it, if you  care to dig up. you can give no offense by sending in your collateral. The annual assessment  is *���", but if you are financially in the .sump send  in SI and for six months you will have all the  blessings that this paper can bestow upon you.  The circulation is limited to one million, so do  not dally too long with procrastination.  H. T. LOWERY.

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