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Volume XII., Number 1.
NELSON, B. C, MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1904.
OCT vs-w*.
IN THE SLOCAN
TI1E SLOGAN MINES
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The Surprise has closed for the
winter.
The Colorado is preparing to take
out ore.
Tho force at tho Bluebird has
been increased.
The Comstock is getting ready to
ship some ore.
Tho Cripple Stick made a shipment last week.
Tho Club trail is finished to the
LX.L.Jcabins.
The Graphic has increased   its
stock of supplies.
The McAllister has a car of ore
ready for shipment.
A car of ore is being paoked from
the Zola, in Surprise basin.
Work is being done on the Silver
Star, and the Independence.
J. W. Power has four pack trains
in operation around.Sandon.   „
A-car of oro is being packed from
the Silver Glance at Bear lake.
. Last week the Ottawa shipped
20 tons; Edison, 15 ; Blanfield, 2.
Six cars of zinc ore from the
Wakefield wiil be shipped to Iola.
. At the Omega tho lessees have
100 sacks of ore ready for shipment.
Chas.  Brand is crown-granting
tho Summit group, on Red moun-
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Parson Smith will return in a few
days.
The citizens are busy with the
skating rink.
Amos Thompson and Arthur
Brindle have started work at the
Marion.
The water works company have
commenced work on the laying of
their pipes.
Commodore Stege is finding sport
and profit running his launch Lucerne up and down to Rosebery.
Miss Alice Cleverley came in from
England tho other day, and will
spend the winter with her sister,
Mrs. Robert Sutherland, of Silver-
ton.
J. E. Williams who went flewey
in '97 running an hotel business>in
Slocan City, is now in the hotel
business in Alberta, and making a
barrel ready to hold a pile of money.
W. Edwin Mertens, formerly a
printer in this town is publishing
a religious paper in Toronto. It is
called the Canadian Congregation
alist. If its name does not choke
the subscribers Mertens will do
well.
Mr. Wm. Sutherland who had
his arm broken at the Wakefield
roino a few weeks ago is able to
take a stroll out from tho Hospital,
and enjoy the pleasant weather and
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The World's Assay
8MKLTKK   AT   SE.OOAN
„A L_dg_ Special
Edinburgh, Oct. 9.—The sum of
£10,000* has been subscribed hero
for the purpose of building a 100
ton smelter at Slocan City, just as
soon as the, company is formed in
British Columbia. The company
now in process of formation will
have a capital stock of $100,000.
Part of the stock will be taken by
the owners of mines in the Slocan
district. Tbe smelter will be built
expressly for the purpose of smelting the gold and silver ores pecuiiar
to the district around the lower
end of Slocan lake. It will do away
with the high freightand treatment
charges upon ores sent to the Trial
and Nelson smelters.
THE ST. EUGENIC
The Arlington Mines, Ltd., met
on Tuesday and re-elected tho same
directors.
Last week tho Payne shipped 45
tons; Jo Jo, 18; LaBt Chance, 21;
Ivanhoe, 67.
Jack Kinman and his partners
have considerable ore in sight in
the Neepawa.
A rich streak of carbonates has
been struck in the new tunnel of
the Cinderella.
The Idaho-Alamo Co. is crown-
granting a group of six claims on
Uowson ereek. ""
Over 1000 tons of zinc ore have
already been shipped from tho
Lucky Jim to-Casio.
The oro shed at tho Reco ia completed. The Reco expects to ship
1200 tons this winter.
The rawhide trail to the Black
Prince is to bo widened to the
width of a sleigh road.
Tho Payne shipped a car of iron
oro to Trail last wrok, oed is loading four cars of ainc oro for Antwerp.
Fred Stock will remove his family
to tho Cripple Stick mlno for the
wiuter. The force at tho mine will
bo doubled thia week.
J. A. Magee, manager of the
Spyglass, left last evening for Fish
creek to look over properties in
which he ia Interacted there.
Tho4e lutoreated iu Slocan City
are willing to give a reasonable reward for the capture of E. E. Savage, the man who stoio tbe gold
brick from tho Chapleau.   •
Ore ia being atoped at tho Flatter
Maiden and the mine will noon be
a regular shipper. Tho long tunnel la in over 1000 feet, and will
probably have to he driven another
100 feet in order to strike the main
vein.
It !a reported that the Kilo will
not be sold, and that a crosscut
tunnel will aoon be commenced to
tap the vein at i greater depth.
Tlio ownew may build a mill in the
spring.   Jim McNeoght will be In
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Or* from tne Spyglass arrayed
tn thlfc dty l-tit week ran very
high in silver. The tine ore carried 271 ounce* of silver to tlie
frm; tho qmm and galena, _?_■/;,-
while tbe quart* and grey copper
ahowed 1197 ounce*. The richest
ore wm taken out of the upraise in
tbe new tunnel.
SfaMStrton, Orffffufi »ft Co., Trout
I_eke, tuve all tlie supplies needed
by lumber cam pa aud wiaa.
mountain.
The smelter returns of Barker &
Burgess from their last shipment of
7£ 'cons of ore from the Rob and
Robin assayed 196 oz. silver. Their
check from tho Hall Mines Smelter
netted $785, and the production of
ore still goes on at the Rob and
Robin.   .
Wm. S. Hale and J. O. McCon-
naughey of Rochester, N.Y., registered at the Newmarket Thursday.
It is presumed they aro here to view
and size up the prospects of the
Hartney mine, and others, and
possibly the outlook for a new zinc
smelter. „
SANDON
Snow was in sight last Friday.
Tom Carloy has gone to work at
tho Cork mill.
H. Jackson and bride havo ro
turned to tho city.
Bob Cunning will look,at California for a short time.
J, E. Lovering has gone to Hon*
treal to study medicine.
Billy Patterson has gone on n trip
to Scotland.   No one struck him,
Tho increase of gambling is an
indication ot moro money in tho
camp.
The Labor Day celebration shows
a profit of 13 twits. This will probably go to Hilly Lnwflon on his
salary.	
•SLOGAN   U1TT
Forty pnpils attend tho public
school in this burg.
The New C.P.R. timo table goes
into effect to-day in thia vicinity
Tom Benton and Bert Wilholm
have returned from Bella Coola.
W. R. Clement haa returned to
do some work on his Springer creek
claims.
A despatch from Kelowna states
that Jim Bowes is running tlio best
hotel iu that city.
oot mo view or coal
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tion work waa progressing on the
Pernio and  Morrisaey  branch of
the Great Northern railway, forty
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Morrison claim, near Morrriasey,
aud owned by the Western Oil &
Coal Co., of Vancouver.
Moyie, Oct. 8.—It is stated on
good authority that the St. Eugene
mine will pay a profit of 6500,000
to the stockholders this year. This
included the profit for the ore, the
mill and lead bounty given by the
Canadian governmeut for tho production of lead ores.
Last mouth the St. Eugeue is
reported to have taken   out  $45,-
Oftfl ay* A flip- Kin. n/inpanl.ipii.l'.inff
uv;,"-«uu — ipu— ■ ■■ f.£— _-._.--—-»---*-»p.-.fc,
plant is now in active operation to
its fullest capacity. This means
that the St. Eugene is one of the
greatest mines on the American
continent.
FROM TIIK PBK8S
Mr. VK R. Wilkie, general manager of the Imperial Bank, spoke
a very evident truth wheu he remarked to a Toronto reporter that
British Columbia ia being neglected by tho rest of the Dordniou.
He added* British Columbia's
natural products are in competition
with tho natural products of the
United StateB upon a free trade
basis and upon everything she uses
she has to pay duty. She is not
properly recognized by the rest of
the  Dominion.     If   she   builds
PROBABLE DIVIDEND
Rossland, Oct. 9.—There is a
well-founded rumor to the effect that
the Le Roi No. 2 company will
shortly declare a dividend. The
company is reported to Lave earned substantial profits for somo time
past, and although a,dividend was
paid early in the present year,
there was a_considerable balance
afterwards left in the treasury.
This balance has been considerably augmented by,itissaid,$25,000
to $30,000 profits every month
since.
The company would not be likely to pay less than a shilling a
share, and, as there are 120,000
shares of the par value of £5 each,
this would mean a distribution of
£6,000, or $30,000. As the company is said to have something
over £30,000, or $150,000, in its
treasury at the present time, the
payment of a shilling a share would
be no great drain on its reserves.
The Le Roi No. 2 has a bond on
the Evening-Eureka group, which
will be taken up if the development that is now under way justifies purchase six months hence.
This would involve an outlay of
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bUIU-.UlHg-llKB _>OU,VUU,~~ UeHlUt'B
the cost of development in the
meantime, making 'a total not
likely to exceed $50,000. With
$150,000 on hand now, in addition
to the earnings from the Josie for
the next six months, there will be
ample funds if move than one dividend of a shillirg a Bhare ia paid
between now and next spring.
THK BUSr SOO
Toronto, Oct. 8.—According to
the statement of Mr. W. E.   H.
Carter,   Inspector  of Mines, the
steel plant at Sault Ste.  Marie is
running day and  night,   and tho
output of the Helen Iron Mine is
1000 tons per day.   In tho blast
furnace, about one-third of Helen
oro will bo used, tho rest? coming
. . . from Michigan and Minnesota. Mr.
bridges t is at enormous cost over ^^ ^.^ ft fl        mdtflr and
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Visitor* to Sandon need never
fear the pangs of  hunger.   Tbe
Siuulou Chop IIouwi»4w-^i «vp.-u
deep gulches, and Bho has to pay
for them, ner sparse population
havo to carry on great public works
at great cost to themselves per
capita. Her resources are enormous, but need development. The
subject may be enlarged upon to
any extent by a rcvlow of the
statistics of the province.
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a nniAi. on
We understand there Is a deal
pending on the Canadian Pacific
group on Wild Horse creek. This
group is situated in the immediate
vicinity of the best and most pro*
fitable mines in tho Ymlr section,
It lies about 2000 ft east of the Ymlr
mine, and is adjacent on tho west
to tho Wilcox. Wild Horse mountain on which these properties lay,
is well known for tho character of
its veins which a *o true fissure*,
from which a great deal of profitable ore has been extracted. The
Canadian Paelfio group itself,
which eonsiste of four crown grant*
np*i «,1«*w«    hmn »» ntiw!<(*.»• nf »i»i*.(,M«pJ
n-.ln!"( iv.drli nrt-n.V>.o 1rnc fiumm\pv
and aio very .similar in character
to Iho&e which arc now being
worked so profitably on the Fourth
•,* Tult' nnd   WHi-put *^o«-i»»o   An
the Canadian Pacific ore have run
to 124 in gold |M_r ton. There is
every proliabllity that with adequate development work the Canadian Pacific would soon become as
profitable a pmdiict ** ••* »«**•'
ucigubora.   Ymir Herald,
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dynamite factory are possibilities
at the Sault.
The Canadian Pacific railway
has placed au order with tho Consolidated Luko Superior Co. for
40,000 tons of steel rails. Delivery
is to be at the rate of 10,000 a
month, beginning with February,
1W5. The Consolidated Co. has
notified the railway company that
it is prepared to accept the contract
at once nnd that - It will comply
with all the specifications made by
the railway.
htiionu on pnuiT
Five hundred thousand fruit
trees will lie planted In the pro
vlnce this season and It is predicted
within live years British Columbia
will export to Manitoba and the
territories-1000 cam of fruit a era-
son, most of which will go from the
Okanaaan Valley.
Mr. Cunningham, fruit inspector,
report*: "Tho tomato industry on
the Okanagan Lake is assuming
large proportion*. Mr. u«aauuy
win nave a uron of h>,uuu amm oi
tomatoes this scanon. Tomato
growing has also proved a success
on the Kootenay River. In that
Oi*i,nt:i. int. ivitiMlwwm., au «xftfrt%
grower, who waa formerly in Jersey Island, took 38 .pounds of ripe
tomatoes from a single vine. At
10 cents a pound this would give
an Income of f.t.SO from on" vin*.
Is there any country in tlie world
that aui Lamt -hi*?"
THE SKYLARK
Phoenix, October 9.—The deai
which has been pending for some
time for a lease and bond on the
well known Skylark claim, about
two miles from Phoenix has been
put through, and active development has already been started on
the property. The seller is
Giovanni Lavagnino, of Salt Lake
City, Utah, and the buyers are all
Phoenix people, namely, O. B.
Smith, Jr., A. W. B. Hodges, W.
S. Macy, R. B. Boucher and H. A.
Wright. The amount of tlie bond
is not made public, but it is announced to be in the neighborhood
of $30,000, the time running over
two years in which to make the
payment.
Work has already been started
on the property, a powerful pump,
etc., being sent there to empty the
shaft, so that work could begin in
earnest. Within the last few
months, since increased attention
has been given to high grade mining, a number of persons have been
attempting to secure the Skylark.
The Skylark is one of the oldest
and best developed claims in the
camp of the same name.    It was
Inf>a__n1_iii_Tiil»r 1RO*i K.t Tomno
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Atwood and partner, and later was
bonded to Howard C. Walters, of
the Spokane and Great Northern
Mining company, who worked the
property and shipped about 100
tons of high grade ore the following winter. Considerable *work
was done in 1898 by G. E. Ruger,
of Butte, Montana, but owing to
tho lack of transportation facilities
work was suspended. The property is developed by an incline shaft
of 100 feet, with some 385 feet of
drifting, besides surface cuts.
The shipments that were packed
out iu the early days by Mr. Walters gave from 80 to 300 ounceB in
silver and $15 to $20 in gold, the
second class ore running somewhat
less. Up to tho present nono of
tho attempts to secure the property
under lease or bond havo been
successful.
TCTORIP-
-C*
.PiubE, $2 a Year, in Advakce
LIFE1N NELSON
Float is still for sale at this office.
Something will drop in tho local
coal business before very many
weeks aro over.
Archie Reid Ferguson lias returned from thg Flathead with
several bottles of oil.
Sam Brown got 26 months for
slashing A. C. MoArthur., with a
knife some months ago.
A job lot of old newspapers for
sale at this office. Will bo sold^at
a sacrifice to make room for a now
stock.
The Lardo branch of the C.P.R,
is a road worthy of patronage by
all nervous people. It never has
any-head on collisions.
Bill Martin, of Rossland was in
town this week, and brought a
cirar for the short-haired journalist who writes these paragraphs.
W. E. C. Koch has already delivered 175,000 feet of lumber at
Rosebery for the zinc plant now
under construction at that point.
E. L. Morand will remove his
family today from Nelson to Poplar. As he has six children the
Poplar school is safe for this winter.
The shareholders of the Great
Northern mines will have a meeting in Nelson on Oct. 25. W. B.
Pool will return in time for the
meeting.
- Theownera^Fthe^el^
railway aro expected in this week ,,,,,'
to look at their daily loser.   They handc(1 help to many a needy and
'ot of fish for the children and le*
them eat till it sickens them. It
was astonishing, the way those
children put it away. As anothor
meal time came on, however, the
children began to get hungry again
and came to Martha with the "request to''sicken us again."
THE   PASSING   OP   HARKS
A. J. Marks, one of tho oldest
pioneers of Nelson, died at his residence in this city Saturday evening. He bad practically been an
invalid for several months. He
was born in London, England, in
1839, but came to Canada when
quite young, and during the early
sixties carried on a successful painting business in London, Ont, He
had lived for many years in Colorado, Spokane, Vancouver and Nelson. It was in 1889 that he came
to Nelson and along with Van Ness
built the Nelson Hotel, tho first
hotel built of lumber in the city.
He prospered and ot the time of his
death was a wealthy man. He was
a man full of energy and activity.
He took an active part in public
affairs, and was often disliked by
some for his decided opinions, but
those who knew him best wore
aware of tbe sterling qualities be-
FATAL   POKKR OABIR
London, Ky., Oct. 8.—-A card
gamo at Manchester last night resulted in a fatal quarrel at an early
hour this morning. James Farmer,
a prominent citizen of that place,
and Blaine Coinlw were playing
poker in the coroner's olllce in the
court house.
A quarrel aroie and Comlis, it h
said, began shooting at Farmer.
Kach fired ono shot there and then
went out and around the court
house, met and fired one more shot
each. Coinha was shot through the
breast, lie died at 5.30 this even*
Ing.
Coinlw lived at Jackson, Breathitt
county, and was originally from
Hlnkman, Knott county. Comb*
was unmarried. Farmer is married.
deserving individual withoutcalling
out a brass band. His mind was
bright up to a short time before tho
light went out.
His widow will accompany the
remains to Spokane to-day, where
ho will be buried with Masonic
honors. For many years he had
been a Mason, and in politics a
conservative of the strongest kind.
His deatli removes another of tho
pioneers who in early days laid tho
foundation of the beautiful and
prosperous city of Nelson.
ONCE  MORE
A telegram from Harper's Camp
states that Senator R. Campbell
nnd II. Hermon prospected ground
three-quarters of a mile below tho
forks of tho IIorHcfiy river and
took out $28 for 13 hours work.
Quito n few prospectors are on tho
ground. No further reports havo
been received. This alleged discovery of gold is about GO miles
from Harper's Camp, by lake and
trail, and is on the routo to the
creeks at tho head of Horsefly river
about which thuro was a lot of ex-
eitement two years apo, Imt wltfeh
proved worthless.
TIIK  CIIAVI.EAU   MINK
Frederick Stock gives us the information that the Chapleau mine
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Vu'.'.u.'K.*.' hv'1: .Wiilw lih 3i\_,w.''A'
taincd direct from thu owner* in
Paiis.   AH the debts Again*t the
property contracted by the notor*
lMP.Qv<npp« !.•,,.* v..-., . ... ,.r.V .1 f. ..
bat Mr. Block decline* to give the
name of the person who has pro*
vhied the money and will run the
mine and mill In the fotore. A
foree of 26 men will leave Nelson
will either pull up stakes or enlarge
tho system. •
W. Parker had a very successful
trip in tho Boundary last week. It
put him' in mind of the early days
in Nakusp when ho kept store
along with Dad Hammond,
After an absence of 10 months in
Poplar J. W. Gricr is again in the
city. He was accompanied to
Howser by a largo^party of friends
who were loth to leave him.
The Spyglass obtained a diploma
for its oro exhibit at the Nelson
Fair J. A. Magee has returned
from Winnipeg where he succeeded
in getting a block of capital interested.
Tho articles on how to fatton
chickens now running in the Tribune are of no use to Colonel Tom-
kins. Ho has the fattest chickens
in town, and his guests never tire
of the fresh eggs they produce,
J. W. Gallagher, the well-known
merchant hss bought the tsvo lots
on the corner of Baker and Kail-
road streets for $.'.,000. This will
give him plenty of room to keep
abreast oi his constantly growing
business.
The criminal lik>) suit of John
Elliott ngaint John Houston was
heard in the Court hint week, ami
Hided more iu a furw thun a
tragedy. Tho jury wanted to
jili'iiHc (toll. hIiIok mid fnili'il. Tin*
matter was settled by Houston
Hdmitting iu his pnpr that tho
evldenc.' did not idiow anything
rrooki'il on the pnrt of Klliott. The
hntolict still glistens in the sun.
W. J. NeClovern, Alias Frank
Mhmhi broke into Mrs. Gorman's
resttirant a week ago, but wss
caught r<*d-handed by P. C Wight-
man who took a long diaiire on Ufa
life in caUhing the burglar. H<
had the drop on   Mv'J'ivern but I t<llm ,,f..»., p,,r ,jnv
would not tak«» the adtnutage, and j ,».„ ..,,._ ,_ __	
secured him without lmdly injury
to either. The burglar, who is a
dope fiend got, sevnn  years in  the
pen. Wightman deWvrM rredit j of ore blocked out at tho mine,
for the cleverest ptee of work that j efficient to keep the smelter sop-
I..»,„■,......«..,... .........  .«•'**"(-1puwt with ore tor a  number of
Air.   --.a>, v>i   r%ui»nw  mea,jyrartt,    u  ,*   reported   that  the
cor*
HI'M.IVAN  (iltlltir
Kimlwrley, Oct. 8. The tramway whwh is being constructed by
the Illblet Tramway Co. for the
Canadian Pacific Railway Co., will
have a totul length of 000 feet and
will extend from the mine to the
smelter at MarvavUI. The rapa*
city of the tramway will lie 500
Am soon a«
the Mueller im completed anil blown
ojm rations will lie resumed at the
mine.   There fa over 200,000 tons
C!tTi,iU>iif.?flkw l*? Vl!t ^'fHnelhT wilt be supplied with
Mild he didn t went to txrt»■"■■•"■■*'■ *r
but he hod brought us h>u.c »{*•<
mens of the fruit tjinun on  lux!
I rsiicii.    Vv e loin huii in si 'lie ruum
bother u* as often m he Hiked. Mr.
Gray, who is as full of •.•wmI *torlet*
as his ranch of good fruit, told u«
that that reminded him of wltco be
was l«ek in Nova rfc-otis,   A fir-
.mcr tlivvc tuut ...*,.t',d .%.iu,' \-mivA
this morning to go to work on the children to stop with him, and he|««.«'»« ••** and the tntier will do
property. ,u>.»! Ufa %.fu, ).UiU, u« «<*... * U*. .W .,i»w
„.,,•. rmling works for the manufacture
f white lead, also with the neces-
miy  MMc.mifTy tor waking   lead
p-i**     _ „	
At the Kootenay Haloon in Ran-
don you do not need an introduction l« grit a drink.    Put Ihe priet» -*J^"-_X£]j->.   .....
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■■"Ttf_flEDGE, NELSON, B.C., OCTOBER 10, 1904
The Ledge.
H, T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.
Published every Mon.lay morning In tho corn-
men lnl centre ot the Koolenny,
Subscription, $2 a year In advance or £2 50 if
not so paid.
Fellow Pilgrims: This Lbixik is located at
Nelson, B. 0., and Is traced to many parte of the
earth It has never been raided liy the nlierlfl',
Bnowsllded by cheap silver, or subdued by this
fear of man. It works for tlio trail blazer equally
as well as It does for tbe chniniMKiic-fluvor-'I
trust fiend. It alms to be on the right side of
everything, and still firmly believes that hell
should be administered to the wicked In large
doses.   It has stood tho test of time, and the
?aystreak has never entirely pinched out, al-
liough at times it has been uo Mirier than the
shadow of a knlfcblndc.  It knows th.it one of
the noblest works of creation 1b the man who
always pays the printer.
Address everything to—
THE   LEDGE,
Nelson, B.O.
A pencil cross in this square
Indicates that your sabscrip
tion is due, and that the editor
wants once again to look at
yoar collateral
Our Natal Day
The Ledge had its birthday last
week and is now the oldest continuous publication in Kootenay.
It has had its home in three towns
but was born in Nakusp in '93
would drive all good Canadians
close to the bridge of horrors. With
all his faults the Mexican goes to
church regularly and says his little
prayers. Then he is ready for anything from a cockfight to a murder,
with red peppers on tho side.
Job died in Toronto tho other
day. Not from boils for ho was a
Hamilton man. It was the chill
that killed him.
The Liberals can send their campaign literature through the mails
without paying postage. This is a
great cinch over the Tories.
Voting contests for the most
popular person in a town do not
always turn out as expected. In
Warduer, Idaho, Lilian Ford won
a piano in this way, but the piano
was not given to her because she
had red blinds on her house.
"when tbatT towiTwas hot withTibe
fever of railway construction. Its
career has not been very stormy,
and part of the time its '.editor has
had four suits of clothes at one
time. Eleven years is a long time
to run a paper in capricious mining
camps without being introduced to
the sheriff, or tied in knots by a
vacuum ,in the stomach. In that
time we havo published enough of
history to start a college, and met
a lot of human sponges, We have
written stories of the towns, mines
aud people, that have been read in
almost every land, and found people In tho next town who never
heard of our sheet. We have subscribers who took our first paper,
and hove not yet grown tired, but
not an ad now graces our columns
that was there when the light of
day shone on our first edition.
However, we arc doing well as anyone can see at a glance by reading
tho long array of ads in this issue,
Kootenay has been put in the
backwoods, and it is not fit to vote
at the regular time of the Dominion
elections. Like a hobo it must
wait in the kitchen until the com-'
In Old Mexico
Gambling tournaments aro held
in tho towns of Mexico much the
same as we hold fall fairs iu Canada. Usually some successful
gambler obtains pennissio.i from
the town authorities to use the public square or plaza. Ho then sells
privileges to various peoplo to erect
temporary quarters on the square
for restaurants, inonte, roulottoand
other games of chance, ml lemonade stands and dance halls. The
foria is advertised, and upon tlie
day set apart for tho opening the
crowdjfflock into tbe town, and the
cards are dealt. The farmer lx»y
hacks the professional's game and
parents hold their children up to
the tables and let them make bets.
Horse racing and cock fighting set
tbe crowd wild during tine day end
t»t*  •>»(«"'»*   ♦!»«»•    *>*■«   n.'p-.N-.pp)    ^w «.,.«,*,
«, —* *  At"
in Viet rm r..T,*'t,WT\g t.v ml ;i !lir(.s4
to relieve their pent up emotion*.
The Mexican Is * hot tee-ale, and
you must be wedded to^yonr gun if
*wm ws«* st. •»•***••. tvw.iV ,»'Ui» !.»«■«
when be is loaded with me*c_t), and
mad with the beck wash of a gam*
Ming tournament, or a feria as it is
celled. The greaesr may be a nice
chap bat his habit* would horrify
any cold Canadian village. That
Ytttl* enstom of their! of all mam
swimming together without clothes
pany leaves the dining room. Nice
insult to a section of Canada so
famous and productive as Kootenay
and proves how low tho lovo of
office will make a political party
stoop.	
The Lord's Day Alliance wants
the city council to close the- candy
and fruit stores in Fernie upon
overy Sunday. Instead of being a
society for the benefit of mankind
the Lord's Day Alliance is rapidly
making itself a nuisance. Its en
deavour to make people follow old
fogey ideas about day worship will
end in failure, especially when the
law is to be invoked in order to
carry out their foolish ideas upon
tho observance of a certain day.
Which is the greater sin? To sell
candy on Sunday, or put a man in
jail because he does ?
A hespatcii (delayed in transmission) from Jerusalem states that
Jonah in the early days was swallowed by two fish at different times.
Tho first fish had a big mouth and
an electric light with cushions in
his belly for Jonah to sit down on.
Tho UhIi was specially raised for
swallowing Jonah In order to force
him to pray. Thu quartoi* vvcio
so comfortable that Jonah would
not pray, and after tbe fish had
shown him all the sights of tlio
lied Bca he unloaded Jonah close
to some good ground for a town-
site. Jonah prospered bat would
not pray, so the Lord forced him to
go out iu a canoe, and ho was again
swallowed, but by a smaller fish.
In this fish he found a lot of Grits
sucking pap, and dividing their
t.po.1*. Juii<.h irtiiiiediateiy preyed
and the fjord at once hoi-ted him into theclouds where politician* never
break in and Meal. It supposed that
Jonah is still there,
" 'Are you a religious man ?'
" 'I are. I'se just on my way
home from church.'
" 'And what sort of religion have
yon that permits you to go hunting
on Sunday ?'
"•Religion? Religion?'queried
the man, as he held the 'possum up
with one hand -and scratched his
head with the other. 'Does you
'specfc any black man in Alabama
is gwine to tie hisself up to any religion that 'lows a 'possum to walk
right across tho road ahead of him
an'git away free? No, sah 1 A
religion which won't bend a little
when a fat 'possum heads you, off
couldn't be established 'round yere
by all the preachers in the universe.'"   '■•■ ;.■';. : •.   - .
A   CLOSE   SHAVE
The village barber had, justly or
unjustly, obtained a reputation .for
eccentricity, and Sam Jones never
took a seat in the operating-chair
without a pain. Recently he observed that the tradesmen appeared,
if anything, rather more strange in
his manner than usual. Every now
BBd^h©n™he-wGU-d^^
and glance up and down the street,
and at last, with a deep sigh, be
shut the shop door and locked it, at
the same time pulling down the
blinds.
#"Keep quiet; don't make a
sound I" ho commanded the, nervous Sam, in a hollow voice. And
for full five minutes Sam sat in an
agony of apprehension, waiting for
tho worst.
o Suddenly there was a loud knock
at the shop door; someone tried the
latch, and walked away. And then
the wielder of tho razor breathed
again.
"That's my landlord I" he* said,
by way of explanation. "I haven't
SAVKl)   BY   A   MIKAOLK
. Peter the Great once found a
guard sleeping at his post, the pen-
-alty.for which offense was death.
He took   the  man's sword.    On
awakening, the soldier was terrified at finding his sword gone.   He
had a false sword made of wood
and be hung this by his side and
appeared at parade the next morning.   Peter appeared at the. parade
also.    He presently began to bluster about the untidy appearance of
one of the men, and apparently in
towering  passion,   exclaimed :
"Balakireff, draw your sword and
cut that man down !"   The poor
fellow put his hand on the hilt of
his wooden Bword.   He looked upward reverently, as though unwilling  to  do  so dreadful  a  deed.
"Merciful heaven !" he said, "let
my sword be turned to wood !"
He drew the sword and gaz,ed at it
as  though  a. miracle  had  been
wrought upon it.   The Czar fell
into a fit of laughter, and Balakireff
was allowed to escapo punishment.
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A   COMFORTING   PA8SAGB
An Irishman in New England
falling sick, sent for a pries?;. The
priest sat down by the bedside and
for the sufferer's comfort read, a few
lines from a copy of Thomas a
Kempis, which he chanced to have
in his pocket. "That's foino,"
said the patient, "read it ngain."
After the second reading he again
requested a repetition of the passage. Then he said, "Plaze yer
riv6rince, *A7ud ye sit on the bed by
me and. read it again ?" Again it
was read, and this was followed by
another request for the Bame
passage. ''Before I read it again,
Pot, tell me why it comforts you
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The Filbert is now the best hotel in the Slocan.     The Dining Room is
conducted on strictly first-class principles.   The rooms are
large, comfortable and properly taken care of. -
Electric Light, Hot Air, Modern Plumbing, Everything
Up-to-Date.
We Set the Best Meal in Sandon
Meals 50c      Tickets $7.      Main St., Sandon.
If you are looking for Fishing, Bathing
Hunting, Boating or Glacier Climbing, go to
Now Denver and stop a few days, weeks or
months at the Newmarket Hotel with Henry
Stcge. Home cooking, and the finest beverages
in the world, including water. Write or wire,
for rates.
so," said the
got his rent ready;
out!"
he thinks I'm
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visitor.
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From Crow's Nest, B.C. to
Flathead Townsite
is only a distance of 22 miles antl thero
Is a first class trail. Guides, pack horses
etc., furnished at Crow's Nest. Applv
to A. GOOD, Crow's Ntsst, B.C.
fanry $tw
newmarkct Ijotel
nw Denver
HOTEL
SLOCAN
Is the pioneer hotel of
Three Forks, and a pleasant home
for the weary traveller. Booms
reserved by telegraph.
HUQH NIVEN, Proprietor.
Victoria Hotel
Victoria Street, NeUon.
TO   OONHIDKIt   lil-IgKM*  DKAD
Mr. L,, a good-natured Gorman,
was tho proprietor of the clothing
business in a country town. He
had in his employ ono John S.,
whom he Itad advanced from cash
boy to head clerk. Since his promotion John had several times asked for an increase of salary, and
each timo his reqnest had been
granted. Ono morning he again
appeared at tho old merchant's desk
with another request for an increase
of $10 per month.
"Vy, fihon," said Mr. L., "I
dink I bays you pooty well alretty;
vat for I bays you any more?"
"Well replied John, confidently,
"I am your principal help here. I
know every detail of the business, and, indeed, I think that
you could not get along without
me.
"this is a prohibition town, and
ye've got a rich breath."
A   REASON ATOE   REFLECTION
John Farson, the Chicago banker, who has drawn up a list of
satirical rules for entering society,
holds that there is too much dissipation among the rich.
"A remark I heard the other
day, "he Baid to a reporter, •' would
apply well to the average society
man.
* 'A middle-aged couple wero talking about tho Russo-Japanese war
and the habits of Japan.
•• 'How curious,' the man said,
'that Japanese custom is of taking
off tho Bboes before entering the
house.'
"It is only curious,' tho woman
retorted, 'because it is practised at
all hours instead of at night solo*
W. E. McCANDLlSK, Proprietor.
THE COMMERCIAL HOTEL - - LARDO
Is the home of all Slocan people traveling to and from Poplar.
meals always ready.    McLACHLAN BEOS., Props.
THE
auditorium
Of the Miner's Union Block
Is tho only hall in the city suitable for The*
ntrlcal Performances, Concerts, Diunoee anil
other public entertainments.
For bookings, write or wire—
ANTHONY   SHfLLAND
Secretary Sandon Miners' Union
SANDON, B. C.
*EH Interior view. Seating capacity 360; mod
em stage ADnllances; furnace healed throughout! population to draw from, 1,500.
Job Printing
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done  at  Nelson's   printing  emporium	
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Best dollars-day Hotel In Nelson.
Board and room, six dollars a week.
Board and room by tho month, twenty-
live dollnra. Meal Tickets (21 meal's)
fivo dollars.     	
No Liquor Sold on this Premises.
'Phone 183.
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Ihe Ktv. V. B, CSarroU, a South*
turn chrg)mm. idh tho fuSioning
•lory; "We were driving oat one
•Ta dot no t Vy Shon, *ot wonld
I do luppoHo you van to die?"
•'Well, f anppoee that yon would
havo to get along without me then."
The old. Teuton took merol
wMffto fmw M« W«» tsln* •»•»,*? «*.«lf*.
!*i»M*
••Veil, Hhon, T goeif yon pelter
fonaider yonmelf dead."
miait wit
Order  yonr   Fall   Suit   now.
Natty Suiting* now arriving.
P. E Llcbscher,
BltvtrfM'i 0m« Tathr
J. R.Cameron
It the tailor in urn to whf»n
yon want a rammer
Suit of Clothes
Ho bai tht nobbiest railing,
to «tlc*t Utm, and th* Hi *»<.
wrt*bm*m*pM*» I* Ih* *M*»t
The PARK HOTEL
On tho road leading to
Ferguson and Trout Lake
has ample accommodation
for man and hia horse.
The bacon, beans, beefsteak, eggs, oats, bay,
boozerine and cigars cannot bo beaten in the hills
of tho Lardeau.
KENNY MORRISON, Prop.
TO DRY PEOPLE
Tho Exchango Hotel in Kaslo la
liko an oasis in an Egyptian deaort.
Slocan folks (lock to it like beoa
to a flower garden.
ALLEN & PALMER
OI9PCNSCRS
Address
THE LEDGE
Cigar Box, Kaslo
E L. SMITH
|   Importer of High Grade Cigars, Tobaccos, and Smokers' Sundries.
Bonier in tho Sweetest Candy, and tho
j|      Choicest Fruit made and grown in
the World.
Try a thousand of my best cigars.
Mail ordorB rccoivo prompt attention.
Rotail and Wholesale.
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T.UA'p'J,
MfXWAN
cane anon a negro with * clob in
hfa hand and a frethly killed 'pot-
anm on hia shoulder. We mopped
to examine hia prize, and the colonel aaid*
44 'My friend, do yoo know it ia
, Hutuky V
1    '• 'Hartin, bom'
An Irish corporal, who now and
tlien indulged In a noggin of right
poteen, was thu* accoatod hy his
captain, whiitt standing at ease:
"Pal, what make* ftmr none m
red?"   "Plane yer honour," said
r*t, "I *.•*_»>« i>iti»u«tt winm i
spakes to an officer."
"MY VALET"
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THE   TAILOR
Over Wallace-Miller Mock. Baker
8fc, Nelson. Special yearly contract*! lor Prf*wung, itcpainng and
Cleaning,     floods called for and
j (teliverwl weekly.   Tents and awn*
j ings made to order.
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Is In a delightful location and from its balconies
can be Keen all the beauty of the grand acenery
that Hurrounds, hem* In, and adorn* the busy
Hr** nf W*>!iw\«      T*- (* ftoi» ♦»*•***» nf fn**t»l-t« -»*»rl
!«*i*»<**w»b ww frntn 1»M ym*rfi* nf i^e -fffitVI. The
cnimlne never drsp In the mire of mwUocrily,
a*»*f tv?ry iwm it am tmmy to inw-mni*., If
you need rooms when on tho way in, touch tbe
wir»* and iH*» rf****-l im *1-tn*».
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. Tomkins, Manager, Nelson, B.C. THE LEDGrE, NELSON, B.C., OCTOBER 10, 1904.
.. "$.xfjude sect
AJfew weeks ago a strange appearing
man, with a great mane of iron-grey
hair, a long unkempt beard and wearing a queer garb fashioned somewhat
after common pajamas, alighted from
the train at the little town of Butler,
N.J. His legs were bare and on his feet
wore fastened curious sandals. He wore
no hat, but his long, waving locks were
held back by a yellow ribbon. The man
carried in his hand a heavy cndgel, and
on his back a groat bag. Without a
word to tho bystanJei-B, ho made his
way towaid the Ramapo hills.
Those who saw tho strange figure
worn fairly bowitched. Small children
ran to their mothers, crying front fright.
Townsmen who aro known for their
bravery acted as if they had witnessed
n horrid apparition. Half of Butler was
startled by the sight,
In a small tent up on the hillside and
near a rock Mova now lives. He says
that he has come to reform tho world
and will begin operations in Bntler.
The burden of his thought is to " live
close to nature," and induce all about
him to follow his' example. To live
close to nature, he says, means to cat
nothing but raw vegetables and fruits
and wear no clothes.
Butler did not object to tho first section of the formula, but it balked at tho
second,
Mova is otherwise known as Joseph
Solomonson, though his true name is
just plain Solomon, and he was at one
time Belgian consul at JnA.tr, and lator,
in that place, was known as a wealthy
and influential exporter of coffees. He
says he is the son of King Solomon, and
he proclaim* himself the "Model Man."
After he had been there a few days
Mova went down'to tho village to buy
a few parsnips and a basket of peaches.
He was in his stocking feet and wore
only,a garment that suggested a night
gown, Butler was indignant and Meva
was taken in tow by half a dozen vil
lagers and marched to the town hall,
where he was arraigned before Justice
of the Peace Brown. To him ho pro-
~mi8od~tb~weaf"Tn"oT6~cioihirig"whiioin
tho village and ho was released.
A reporter found Mova reclining on a
pile of sand and near the brook. He
was In hia "altogether."
Tho hpt sun was pouring down upon
him. His long hair was tangled in tho
dust
Nearby was his lent, adjoining a
number* of others-In which aro housed
several followers of tho newest cult In
America.
Joseph Solomon aspires to found a
big colony, somewhat after Dowlo's
Zlou City, whore his followers can live
and practice their theories. Ho would
carry thorn back to tho primal llfo,
away from all that is artificial in civilization.
He Is GO years of age, though ho looks
no more than 85 or 40. He comas of an
old Holland family, Is an accomplished
linguist and venerates the works of
Richard Wagner. He visited Beyrouth
six times and knows word for word all
tho dramas of the great master. Uo has
been called tho original Parsifal,    .
Meva tutt naked on tho ground and
dlflcuifi-d his "mission."
"I havo come here to form a natnre
colony," ho said "In Swltserlsml 1
had mich a colony of men, women and
children, and wo wore wntl snd happy.
Clothes aro an abo,n!nat!on, moat Is
vile, and salt Is the devil. Humanity
needs only that which comes from the
soil. A diet ot vegetables and fruit
leads to health, morality and happiness.
"Heat kills life, so feed should not be
cooked. For four yea., t have not
tasted meat, cooked food, salt or w«|«r.
I need no stlmnlsnu. Many d tosses
are consequent upon animal food.
"I do not drink water, for I do not sat
salt. All the liquid one human system
requires should be absorbed from httti*
Ing, the dew, or from the air we breathe.
"I require nothing from ths mineral
kinfdom," went on tho old man, ss he
adjusted a pair nf steel rim ned spectacles. "When yon think of it no one
dees,
••Ctothes-the firm who Invented
clothe* has caused mere suffering anil
sickness and Immorality smon** men
that can mover be told. Surely this was
ths devils work, Society demands
that I eover say naked-****, 1 sin Ood's
work, but society is jrreater than God.
1 go throuxb the street wearing a loose
»n^PM««t  *»w<4   f   f»*n    »t>p»o«f»irl       t    umii
t,h*y th* Hurt), Imt thu da** will MMn*jv*««-,
when there will lie no such thin* as
nakedness, sad all men will learn tbe
hsppineuol life where nature Is rsjrsrd
od as God's work, snd where our false
*nM»»t»r *_>fM *H*»-» m*v »n rWfrtf tMnir
"If meti mutt ewer tbttttsetrts, they
should hat- dotbas of the boat material
ss plsln as possible. A loose garment
from the .ho-ilder, Kg*, ami airy. Is ths
best for ib« first step Go bareheaded
snd bimttm/lnA * llv#t wark, sleep snd
do all, as tnuth ss ftfeiiMe, near to
r*tftlh*»r «Hh.
*'Lt«i the morning sun kiss your body,
but di not abuse the midday sun.   Accustom  yourself to   breathe  through
pillow and rest on your stomauh.
, Work in the soil, which is your own,
Do not fatigue the body.
"Marry your love and protect your
offspring. Live aB God intended you to
live. ,
"Wash your body In fresh, cold water
daily, with your hands. Honor the
hair of your body, for it is good as nature made it, and not useless. It is a
crime to mutilate it. Follow tho sun
and avoid all things artificial. Let all
things rejoice you, for sorrow is a vice."
Mova ran down tho rocky cliff and
plunged into tho brook after he had delivered himself of this synopsis of his
theories.
Ho splashed about in tho cold water
lor a time and then donned a queer costume of white khickorbockers and a
shirt made of cotton not. "I must exercise after my bath,"hc said, and away
he went to saw a heavy log with a car*
pentor's tool.
Not all flio occupants of tho tents in
Mova's settlement are, aB he puts it, as
far advanced as he is. Thoy wear fow
clothes, no hats and go barefooted much
of tho time. To Mova's horror, they
drink milk and water, eat eggs and salt.
Meva, however, saye they aro progressing.
Some of the women wear one-garment
dresses which are short and sleeveless
They allow their hair to hang loose.
Meva declares that he requires no cloth.
Ing in winter.
Send your watch to 0. Strathearn
Kaslo, for repairs.
Stop at the Queen's Hotel when
in Trout Lake City.
Always have a bottle of Sandon
beer in your pocket when you go
fishing. Write to the New York
Brewery and get a case.
WANDKKING 1VI-.-.1..
Wandering Willie Watertank, of Walla
Walla Wash.
A peregrinating printer and good  fellow, too begosh,
Came recently from Texas to Seattle on
the Sound,
To rubberneck and chow the rag,  for
which he is renouncd:
With hair unkempt and face unshaved
and shoos that sadly showed
The effects of hitting railroad ties on
some rough-graded road,
Ho struck the town and thereupon ho
,   hunted high and low
For some other print who'd listen to his
little tale of woe
For Willie he was busted, and to him
'twas very clear
That he had to get a rustle on and organize a beer;
So, as it was early morning, to achieve
his juicy aim
He would take among the day shops
and get there just, tho same;"
Ho was likewise hungry and thought
that some old chum
Perchance would havo a pie card,
whereof a meal he'd bum.
So
that
twasin this yearning humor
Wandering Willie strayed
Into tho Mercuiy office, by terror undismayed,
And he told his taleful story in a meek
. and tired way-
How he'd walked up from Puyallup
since early break of day;
How nothing buta turnip and a draught
from babbling streams
Had he to bring contentment o'er the
spirit of his dreams.
So Willie got his grub stake and the
price, too, for his beer,
And in about an hour returned full of
good cheer,
And sitting in our only chair regaled
us with his jokes.
Interspersed with hobo stories of other
tourist blokes;
And we asked him, midst the laughter.
of his title, style, and name,
"Well, I'll tell you," said ho, 'pardnors,
I'm a duck of varied fame.    -,
''Oh, I'm the czar of the tourists; I'm a
traveller gay;
I'm the box car artist who scorns  what
brakeyesay,
I'm the dude of tho dingbat on the
great panhandle line;
I'm the boss of the growler and In curbstone sessions shine;
I'm the festive roadster  known from
Yamhill to Oshkosh
As Wandering Willie Watertank, of
Walla Walla Wash."
—Seneca G. Ketchum.
Popw Cr*et& MTnes
The following, written by H. J. Baron, staff correspondent of tho Mining
Reporter, published at Denver, Colorado, In reference to Poplar- district, is
of interest as coming from a man who
has had a largo experience tn tho mining camps of tho west:
"Tho district, whilo not now to prospectors (locations along Poplar crcok
having been made ton years ago), first
attracted considorabloattention in Juno
of last year by tho discovery of rich
gold quartz (from which, perhaps, tho
finest gold specimens In the province
wero taken) on tho Lucky Jack claim
on Poplar creok and about 200 fret from
tho railroad tracks. With tho excite
rnent and rush Incidental to this discovery, there has grow up a town of
substantial log and frame buildings
usod ss hotels, stores and dwelling
housos. All lines of business are fairly
well represented, Including a woekly
newspaper. Whon tho writer visited
tho cami) the inhabitants, numbered,
160, and mining operations wore almost
at a standstill. On seeing the splendid
surface showings on a number of pros-
poets and partially developed properties one cannot understand tho apathy
shown by tho claim owners during tho
past twelve months. Even taking Into
consideration Jtho logs! com plication*
over the the Lucky Jack discovery
tlaim, the id).iit«_of 'ho cauip remain*
Inexplicable, Onn Is slmost inclined
to the belief that the claim owners not
only are lacking In development money
but also In nerve to sink shafts or drive
tunnels (the precipitous rl«* of the hilts
offering rare opportunities for ths 1st*
ter) In ths exploration ol the ground at
depth. Considorsblti desultory surface
work, hai, however, been done on a
number of properties, and In every
instance (he gold valuts are reported
to be very generally uniform,
••The district embraces a small arm
of the taw«»r Lsrdcau river boata Mow
Trout Isle, the loesttons on wblcb any
work hss been done being along Poptsr
snd lispld creeks, which empty into the
fjsrdfwtn rivmr about one snd a half
miles apart,
•'Tho   mlnerall-M   veins occur ia
.* i        » «»..«.„. „,*.*,)„ .„» •„*.. „*,
, .,*,... .,,...    ...      . , .     t%
**Ti*f*Af»,r,*if», r-hWIMf **W*lii *n<t
phyllttee, with ocraslfinsl bands of
limetones. constitute tbe rocks of the
belt whlfh presumably extends north*
westerly across Silver Cup mountain,
.. • ii..,..,, >*.,*-,,>.„ .*„»i,«,.«,. .,„,
'*i' - ' ■ * - ■-         ' ■* *p ■
Ilea of the fairly well traced central belt
of the Lard-ran country Thoro sra
two vein systems, one paralleling tbe
ecbltt format ton nwthwwt-senlhmtf.
soother coursing alraott north-south
across (lift formation The veins are
fairly well dinned and very numeum,
TH* ffoM eeeurs In the (.nartt, In the
tttlj'bldM snd even in lbs country rock
inclusions. The values are not evenly
distributed, and in some cases, where
no gold is visible, both the quartz and
sulphides pan readily Arsenical iron
pyrites aro common, and are usually
rich iu freo gold, sonio of which is often
visible. It is curious to note the rich
mineralization in the schist which, In
mofit cases, forms ill-defined walls and
Is, perhaps, moro properly regarded as
a pay streak parting. Mineralogists
who have visited tho district, however,
are not inclined to believo that tho
schist will carry pay values at depth,
holding rather that the quartz, with its
associated sulphidos, galena and arsono
pyrites, will mako tho mines. As in all
free-milling camps exceedingly high
assays are obtainable, but tho moro
conservative liguro an average of tho
values botwoon $0 and 125.
With it known largo arcs of auriferous ground, Its splondid transportation
facilities, Its abuudanco of timber for
all purposes, Its water svailablo from
Lardeau river, Poplar and Rapid crooks,
Its unexcelled doep tunnel opportunities, etc., the csmp certainly merits tho
attention of mining men and tho required development capital."
IUISU   M1NKB8
There li an old saying that "God Is
good to the Irish." And Indwtl it does
look ss though Ho wore In the matter
of mining. Take, as exainphu, soino
of tho big follows In this country, man
who from penniless beings bocsmo mil*
llonalres, Horo are a fnw who ma? b,<
cited off hand: James O. Kslr, William U'Hrlen, Jiiiiich Flood and John
W. Matkoy. Theso wore ths four who
mads their millions on the Cotnstock in
Novsda, sud not ono of them was a dollar ahosd of the game until ha struck
Cotnstock. Bums of the Portland, in
Colorado, is another example, although
to tell tho truth wo or* not quite sure
whether he is a good Irishman or a
btd Scotchman; ii is Juit possible that
became from tbaLowlsnde; but there
Is Jimmy Doyle, there is no duubl
about him; he who carried on, and Is
•till carrying, such ft bitter watU.e
nm\n*X Hum* of the Portland. In his
efforts to make Burns do th* right
thing. And then wo have Mr. I nomas
Y, Walsh; he is a Tippersry men, now
WOlUl    biS    BtilbOQS,    Slid    pOStOAKld
moreover with sn esceilent idea of bow
t»twwoetlvdkburse thm. Ven, (led
Is good to tho Irish miner*.
THE LEDGE
has been moved from New Denver to
Nelson, bag, baggage and bull-dog. It is now published every Monday morning and circulates two
hundred miles from its home before the sun goes
down. It is one of the most valuable advertising
mediums in Canada, and probably has the largest
circulation of any weekly paper in British Columbia.
It will always contain racy paragraphs, breezy editorials and the latest news by wire and otherwise.
The Job Printing
Department contains something less
thanJ^sDCLQ.J^orth^of material whk^
possible for our artists to produce typographical
triumphs upon short notice. Orders taken for any
kind of printing, from the dwarf-sized visiting card to
the leviathan poster. The work will equal anything
west of the Red River, and the price will not suspend
your breath for even a second. Send your orders by
wire, mail, or word of mouth. They will have prompt
attention, and satisfaction will reign supreme when
your gaze rests on our Job Printing. Paste this ad on
the wall for it will not appear many times. Our
neighbors need a little space to talk about the goods
they sell.
1KJCS5 ^^^^S^^&^&2CS3K2BSK3K2
FRANK  FLETCHER
Provincial Land Surveyor
Lands and Mlnorsl ClslmsSurvoyed
snd Crown Granted.
I'll. Ho- bis.       Offlei: Koob'ii.f HI.. N-l-u-ri
HENRY'S NURSERIES
3010 W>.lmln«l**r llo_il.
JOHN OGbEN ASSAY CO.
Gold, Silver, Copper or Lt**d, #1 00 each
Any two, fl 60; sny three, •_ UO.
Humpl.i liy mull twelve iifiimut »M-titlon(
I'Lu'iu UJI, lUturl. Mini Kkli Orim Imutflit.
1T*„ Ampuhiin SI.,  n*ri*>«ir, Owl*.
« *  On  MAWIa'WS
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NAMKNTAI. TltKKM.
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rppmmto.lppii.
CttLIoftw fnt, or cull nnd ...mln* ttork,
M. J. HENRY,
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Visitor* to Sandon new! never
fi»r thn pangs of hunger, Tho
Bandon Chop Houso is always opjn.
Maaterton, Griffith k lio., Tront
I*ke. 1iav« all th<« stir^iliHi nr#idf-l
by lumber camp- and minea.
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THE LEDGE, N___I_8dfl, B.C., OCTOBER 10, 1904.
?HERE ia nothing like motion
if you would keep your blood
in circulation, and your upper
stope from the bats of inactivity.
Get up early and go to work. If
you need a persuader to rise in
the early hours of ■the day invest
$1.50 in a SUNRISE, or §2.50 in a
MUST GET UP. These alarm
clocks wiil almost awaken the dead,
•aud you can secure from—
P
aicnaudc Bros.
PEARS -
APPLES
PRUNES
GREENGAGES
PBB   BOX
$1.75
$1.50
50c
70°
LATEST  FBO_I POPLAR
20th Century Clothing
Is without an equal in cut, finish, price and durability.
Prices range from $10 to $22.50, and uo trunk can hold a
better investment.
FALL UNDERWEAR for men from $1 to $5 a suit.
BLANKETS, all wool, $2 to $5.
Tho Enest assortment of NEW FALL SIIOES in Nelson.
.Strangers always welcome.
BROWN & CO. -.,:-■ Nelson,
Only the best fruit handled
at easy prices.
J.G.SIMP80N&C0
PHOHE 34
THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE
With which is Amalgamated
THE   BANK  OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
HEAD OFFICE-TORONTO.
'     Paid up Capital, *8,700;000.       Reserve Fund, 18,000,000.
Aggregate Resources' Exceeding $83,000,000.
HON. GEO. A. COX, President. B.-.E.' WALKER, General Manager.
SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT
NELSON   BRANCH.
Deposits Received and Interest Allowed
J. L. BUCHAN, Manager.
FOR
PRESERVING
FRUITS
At the lowest prices
compatible with quality the
headquarters in Nelson are
at
The MONTGOMERY Go.
-T,Gr Procter-
Insurance
Real Estate _
and
Mining Agent
Ranches and City
Properties For Salo
Several Choice Blocks of Fruitlands
■   Improved and unimproved,   convenient to Nelson on tho West Arm;
The Kootenay Valley Co.
Have 20,000 acres of the best selected landu In East Kootenay adjacent
to the projected Kootenay Central
Railway which,will bo built BhbHly-
Prlco from $3.00 to % 10.00 per acre.
Five years terms.
SAVED BT A  DREAM
Mrs. F. C. Johnson, living four
miles northwest of Kansas City,
waa saved from drowning through
a dream.   Several nights ago she
dreamed she had slipped into  the
well.   So impressed was she with on fT^TuT,
^,    j       __,,__-. —_---.--  * --AndJJiaJLrandJJotel
tbe-dreain-tnaiT-nOT-ext morning
M. E. Morganlwent to Nelson Friday,
The tunnel on the Swede group is in
nearly 200 feet.
Mrs. W. J.Cockle is moving her furniture to Kaslo.
Geo. Drennan, of Kaulo, spent the
past week in town.
A. L. Houston is working on properties near Trout Lake.
Billy JoSt left Monday to seek hia fortune in East Kootenay.
Chataway's mules aro taking a short
vacation on Lake creek.
John Keen camo in Wednesday from
a business trip to Kaslo.
Frauk Holton returned from Trout
Lake and Fergu.on Friday.
J. H. and Mrs, Casey left for Cran-
brook on Wednesday's train.
„ Throe carloads of lumber wore shipped from Poplar tho past week.
E. and Mrs. Baillle returned Friday
from a visit to Nelson and the Fair.
Chas. Adnoy left Wednesday for San-
'don, whore ho will spend the winter.
Four men are working on the Mother
Lode, and tho tunnel is in about IG0 feet.
Captain Fitzsimmons, of the Proctor,
was a visitor to Poplar tho past week
Phil Billings and Shorty Higgings
have finished work on the Poplar creek
trail.
S. F. McKay went to Calgary the past
week, to dispose of his surplus stock of
lumber.
Twoextra men were put to work on
the Klondyko group* Tenderfoot creek,
this week.
The past has been a week of sweot
content. Not a single dance in the
Nugget Hall.
Cody & Sheran have run the tunnel
on the Young Dominion group, Cascade
creek, 60 feet.
Work has been resumed on the Calumet and Hecla, Rapid Creek by Chism
andHendryx.
Turk Brown is building a residence
on Second street between the PoBt-oftice
Wm. Tattrie left for tho Slocan Monday. Mr. Tattrie came here last spring,
erected buildings, and imported a large
stock for his dairy, but now has to leave.
This is another tribute to the tardy
manner in which mining litigation ,is
being handled by the supreme court of
British Columbia.
Just Received
From the
Factory
This week tho Nugget, edit.br, printer
pressman, and devil, hies himself to the
railroad track, and takes as nearly a
southern course as the transportation
companies havo furnished for the convenience of those who work for the public and take their y.ay in tho next
world. The camp is all right, but no
camp can stand both claim jumpors and
the supremo court of British Columbia
monkoying with it all tho timo.   Yale!
Dan McRae and Jack Nesbltt, in a
purchase of a dozen eggs this week,
found ono on which was inscribed tho
information that it came from Strath-
roy, Ont., and requested the purchaser
to communicate with tho shipper. Both
gentleniou wish to know the age of the
egg, and why tho hatching process was
not completed before shipment was
made. In this uncultured west, "eggs
is eggs and chickens is chickens," and
each has its commercial value, according to the Btage of development, or
period of existence. Eggs aro considered shell-fish, and chickens, after thoy
have commenced to chase grasshoppers,
aro the lawful prey of the prospector,
the chink and the coon. Shelled chicks
aro not appreciated here,
Up-to-date Suits, ranging in price from $15 to $25.
Now line of Shoes, $3.50 to $6.50.
Fine Stock of. Gent's Underwear, Top  Shirts,  Pants,
Overalls, Sweaters, Gloves, Mitts, and Rain Coats..
Complete Stock of Groceries, and everything a general
merchandise store should carry,
prompt attention.
Outside orders receive
J. W. GALLAGHER
Phono 196   P.O. Box248
NELSON
GLAND CENTRAL HOTEL
Opposite Court House and new Post*
ollico. Best 25c meal in town. European and American plan. Only white
labor employed.   First class bar.
THOMAS & ERICKSON, Props.
WANTED
A PRINTER capable of managing a local weekly. Most be a fair
writer, good job printer, and of
steady habits. Good position for
the right man. Address, Box 1090,
Post-office, Nelson, B.C.
FOR   SALE.
Enroll now for Book-keeper, Shorthand and
Typewriting. Graduate, are in demand. Send
for Ciilaloituo.
THE BLAIR BUSINESS COLLEGE
STOKANK, WASH,
A 2\ Horse Power Gasoline
Engine for sale. Price $100. Ad-
dress—R. T. Lowery, Nelson.
KASLO
will go into'business at
'rairie.
GALT
AND   WOOD   OF
KINDS
Terms Spot Cash
ALL
L W. P. Tiemey
**-**********-***/ Plmno Ortfi Ilolrm. fit      Valumi
Phono 205
Baker St., Nelson
she fastened a long rope to a heavy
iron stake, driven deep in the
ground, and threw the loose end of
the rope into the well. She instructed her little boy, at tho same
time, to grasp the rope should he
fall into the well.
During the afternoon she went
-to tho well to draw water and
slipping on tho wet platform, slid
into tho open curb. The well iB
24 feet deep and half full of water,
Tho plunge took her away under,
but coming to the surfaco sho seized the ropo and climbed out hand
overhand, using the Bide of tbo
wall as a brace. In relating her
experience, Mrs. JohnBon says
that all Bhe could think of while
falling in tho well was that tbo rope
was there.
KOOTENAY RAILWAY & NAV1QA
TION COMPANY, LIMITED.
OPERATING
INTERNATIONAL NAVIGATION &
TRADING COMPANY, LIMITED,
KA8LO ft SLOCAN RAILWAY,
K. & 8. Ry.
Lv 8:3oa.m.-8andon-Ar 4:25 p.m.
Al Iik4oh.iii.~Khh1o-J.iv _,:oo p.m.
Steamer Kaslo.
Lv l:3o p.m.-Kaalo-Ar 11:oo a.m.
Ar4:3op.m.-Ncliwn-Lv 8:oo a.m.
Ticket* »old to all nartt ol thi. Unltml
BtatM and Canada via Omit Northern
and 0.11. & N. Company'* linen.
For farther particular call on nr ad-
drftM
ROBERT HIVING, Mwaj-er, Kaulo,
$16.55
Westminster Fair
Selling dates-.Oct. 1,2,3,4,
Good to return till Oct. 12.
(JKT
vol»
Hill
SHOES
..nOUNTAIN CLinniNQ..
raoN
PURLEY WARD, sandon
DON'T SCAB
Whan ymi nmnkn a elfrarj ,
Illu. Priso, Henry Vain;, ('oltuiiliu* and
St. Louis
Worlds Fair Rates
St. Louis $60   Chicago $65
Hellingdates: Oct. .'1,4, ft, 27, 28,20
Noto additional date*.
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THE
GRAND HOTEL
POPLAR
Best Monu in tho City
Change In Time
Oct. 9th.
Particular* from local aeon In,
Bed Rooms Large and
Comfortable.
Wo Soil Liquors
JiiMt im Thoy
Come from tho
Wholesalers.
JACOBSON & AHDERSON
*-i_*&ft»-i_'*-i-*-^^
iUvJifi* Whip Cffr»r*tn> ttnlon Um*U
m*<t« by.
W. !\  KILBOUttNE & CO.
Ip ppplp.!>•>., Ihl.ip
U*i**im*U4hj OEOROB HOBTHX.
J. IL LOVE,
KF.I-SON  EMPLOYMENT AGENCY
". cui'jrti
1». l». A ,*rt*>n.
A.O.t», A., Vnnrwwr
Hals
of AU Klad. Farnlihcd
OB
Furniture and
Bftrjfain* in
Wall Paper
Two cwnnlcto net* of liar Fixture*, one
flrltiah I'wie Mirror i*.*c0.1 Inches, new,
I-4stti*r Vtemu, lli))Ur«l ami l'<x»S Tablf*
Caih I'tgi*.*** mid other »|*fdmlltlM,
M«ll   <)»_.r»   Iliwlvu   rroi_|4   AUtnlism.
R. Elliott, Kaslo, B.C.
THE,
STRATHCONA
Hotd \t. Nclr-oi. has.
no superior in West
Kootenay. Always
plenty ol room lor
Poplar Millionaii-ofl.
«§•    •§•   «§•
B. T0MKINS, MMAQBE
There is now only one reBidont on
Pinlands Heights, all having moved into town for tho winter.
T. H, Armstrong and A. G. Johnstone
have boon building sidewalks on Second
street all the pa.t week,
Geo. Gilbert is expected In thto-weok
when work will b» resumed on the
Marquis & Gilbert group.
Wine flowed ono evening last week,
and the money "Hew" as well. Still,
Poplar Is said to be dull.
Geo. B. Batho, J.P., of Ferguson,
passed through town tho past week, on
his way to tho Nelson fair.
J. C. Murray of the Trout Lake Topic
spoilt Friday and Saturday in town on
his return trip from the Nelson Fair,
A number of men camo down lrom
tho Spyglass the past week, with tho
Intention of going to East Kootenay.
There la a Poplarlto who can yell
twice as far as a jagged Slwash. Ho
usually raises his voice about 2 am,
A party of tho stockholders of tho
Handy, near Gcrrard, passed through
on Wednesday's train to visit the pro*
porty.
LocaI merchants have lately boon
doing an exceptionally large trade In
chocolates, fancy tlos, and thln-solod
shoes,
It is said that the Townslto Company
Intend doing considerable work on Front
and First and Second streets this month
A little grading would add much to tho
appearance of these streets.
James Rutherford, who has been In
Glasgow, Scotland, for tho past seven or
night months waa In Poplar this week.
Mr. Rutherford says that the adverse
entered in his nnme against the title to
the Lucky Jack was without his know*
taiga or consent.
The church Is the only "bust" busl
nent In Poplar, While we support seven
ttloon* not riven a parson can nogtillntc
three squaws dally. It can be said of
lh« uipt-tem mining camr*: "Before the
\An\ erects a heu« of prayer, the devil
builds a doien taverns there "
Almt Sharp*, mining esport for V
num. & Co., was In the uimpTluirwUv
and Friday last weak,, and examined
the I,tick> Jack and Swede group*.
,i.t«Mu>-j<M *tf. .>!)*'(*_ uMi not giro out
*.'JJ' .^/i'.V.'J* iViUpUiV..1..'..!   »'**_   I'UuhC-.hiU,
U Is rind_r#l<M>d he »*_ wc)i pleated
with tk# ahewitiig* oa ***« (MrefeffiS-r-ir,
lUlpb HitllgraM Is In the district look*
le*«w tl*« tlmh«»T Hm««nf thf K * **,
tktwoen i'epiarand Tenderfootcre*kft
a dittanee of •■»»_» nine mile*, there is
one of the finest areas of pine timber in
British Columbia. This was given as a
bonus to the Kasle and Slocan, a enm*
pany that it net e-ntatlng In the die-
t*k.*, and mfa\m line ol railway never
can be ef bteeflt to the Unkau c*ran-
try.
Fred Hogg
Portage La r;
There are 102 children attending tho
public school8lof this city.
Miss M. McKenzie has gone to Cran-
brook to work for Miss McLeod.
Dave Kane is looking at the oil and
coal lands in the Flathead country.
Charles   Behrman  still  has a   few
shares lefj In his tunnel company.
G. 0. Buchanan has received all the
cheques for the 40 per cent bounty.
No matter how hard times aro tho
dollars cannot always bo found in Kaslo.
It is reported that Mr. Jardine has
offered $80,000 for the Province mine
onthesouth fork of Kaslo creek, hut
that the owners want $100,000. The
woTkirig^HhirTnin--would^ake"quUe
a difference to Kaslo.
pa
Jack McLachlan has put a floor In his
hen house and shut the skunks out of
business, Frank McQuieton had
abandoned tho idea of running a .clothing house as his suits ..did TiOi"' fit the
chaps frof-'Kasib.
A SHAVE, 4*
SHAMPOO +
OR   BATH   A
ALWAYS READY AT        "f
CHARLEY GALE'S 5*£E2S
E. W. WIDDOWSOIM
ASISATER                CHEMIST
Prices—Gold, Bllvcr or Lead $1.00
Gold-Silver or Silver-Load $1,60
P.O. Box DilS
YMIR. B.0
WANTED
P. BURNS & CO.
TIIK O. P. H. IN ONTARIO
One of the moat interesting features in the railway world of Canada today is the C.Pill, 'a invasion
of tho Province of Ontario.    The
announcement that the company
will now take over the Tiisonbnrg
and Erie railways means that it
has now  concluded arrangements
to havo four new branch lines in
Ontario.   The lines are the Bob-
cay goon, Pontypool, and  Lindsay
railway, which runs up from the
C.P.R, main line, through to the
town of "Lindsay, to Pigeon Lake;
tbe  Guclph and  God-rich  line,
which run through a very  fcrtilo
country, and will givo the C.P.R.
a new port on Lako Huron; the
Tllsonburg and Erie, with  a  terminal on Lako Erie that will afford
tho big company  bringing in its
own coal to Its centred in Ontario;
and finally the Toronto and Sudbury branch that aa far up aa Parry
Bound will go through a woll-popu-
lated country, and from tho latter
point to Sudbury will open  up a
new lumbering country and permit of the cetnUliahment of a new
port on (loorgian Iky at llyng Inlet   ■	
OnflllM   OV   TUB  T1KUHO
An American negro now in I«on*
don (writes a corrcepondent) give*
a curion«f (Iwriptiott <tf tho origin
of the coloml race. He doea not
think that Adnm nnd Eve were
whites. IikKiiI, all peoplo had
dark sklna until Abraham jumped
into a pool of clear water ono day.
illC  U«ll.tlV««.   Wl   HIS  MllO   wa*  IV
by  them   in   British fV^
Columbia.  • No  con- jQ|
tract too largo for this jT'I
firm.      Armies    and llj
railroads supplied on *_«
short  notice. Pg^j
DISTRICT MANAGER WANTKD-PERMA-
nent position ; rapid advnncemcnt; milary
and expense*,; full instructions freo of clia-tre:
clean desirable business. The J. L. NICHOLS
CO., Limited, Toronto.  (Mention this paper)
WANTED-Quiokly. few persons to represent
long established wholesale house among
ents.  Local territory
retail merchants and as
of few counties. (18 salary and expenses pal-
weekly. Expense money advanced. Commission extra.- Permanent engagement. Business
successful. Previous experience not essential.
Enclose self addressed envelope. Address,
Sni'KBENTBMDKNT TRAVELERS, 3-5, Dearborn St..
Chioago.
KOOTENAY ENGINEERING WORKS
founders a Machinists.
——NELSON, B.C.——
Mill and Mining Machinery. Comploto
Stock ot Shafting, Fittings, ojc, always
on hand. Estimates (umlBhed. Scrap
Iron bought by tho carload. ItcpairliiR
and Jobbing. -
B. C. TRAVIS, MM_«ni
WADD8BR0SI
PHOTOGRAPHERS        #
^ VANCOUVER and NELSON, B.C. t
CONFIDBNT IN UHITI8II STUrilHTVI
A Belgian manufacturer visiting
Canada entered into conversation
with an English commercial traveller, and tbo talk turning upon Mr,
Chamberlain's sebomo for Tariff
Reform and Colonial Preference,
tho Belgian expressed a pious hope
that the Bchemo would not go
through. "Should it dp so," he
said, "1 have already secured land
In England to erect our factories.
Hy business is that of a manufacturer of cotton blanket/*, and 1
employ 2700 men. Nine-tenths of
my trade is done with India, Australia, Africa and England. Consequently I shall either have to
close down or come over to you, if
Mr. Chamberlain's policy is adopt*
«1. Come it must, sooner or later,
but I feel confident thai for some
time British stupidity wilt hold the
field." Whilst this Is not very
complimentary to our Intelligence,
it is an honest opinion, snd honest
opinions, even when they aro dis*
agreeable, are worthy of consider*
ation. And what ia it but "Hritlsb
ntupldlty" that permits 2700
foreign workmen to draw wage*
which might be enjoyed by oar
f^t*.*'!!^!*,     ••***■ M<*** v*«lA'»*»«ift1> fTe-m**      tM      o
| *fr #        • ,,.*■<
nun*. 6y a mart* *.u. kwumt^w ,nM^f tt*J\5u' U"1 "f U'
a whit* man.   Others near bimH^ Trade, snd does a Urge
followed hia example, with similar
D.McArthur&Co,
FURNITURE DEALERS
AND UNDERTAKERS *
Soo our lino of Morris Chairs
Velour Cushions $8.00 & up.
8olo Agents:  Mason Blseh Hants
NELSON
OPERA  HOUSE
MONDAY-TUESDAY
Oct. 10-11
The Great Hewitt
Carnival Co.
1A0 night* in New York, 100
nights In Boston.   Crowded houaea
in 8t Ixmla, fian Francisco and
Chlosgo.
««U|0»»
An Illusion which sot all New York
City talking.
"XOB8DO0GYND MYSTERY."
I/HJIBANA SUNFLOWER.
ESCAPED FROM SING SING.
Zetta in wireleiw telephone. Edwlna
aud Alonw, aaaittants.
Prices; 50c.and75c.
.Seats on sale at McDonald's.
resnlfa, until the water gradually
waMmo itnmit. "i-iw |«m»|rt«i •*riu
then bathed became what are
known now m Japanese antl
Chinese. Some laty nigger* were
then about to jump into the
w*.tert wri r»n Abraham on!i?n*t! Dhe
caravan to move on, .and to this
day they bave remain*! black.
tmalnosii with oar Cblon-kts ie good*
he would be unable to compote with
no *«,  ««,r,!.*/«>*r>(» I* «»pr   %,«|JI    «     p)p,»tH
> •   .       p» '■   •    """ "     "'     ""** '"*
and redprodty with oar Colonies.
And he lets the est ont of the bag
because of bis supreme faith in
••British stupidity."—B. a R»*
view. ^_	
Mmrksl goods and stationery st
jO. HtrMheam'^ ICaato,
iULi r*i;uu_i_ii
Is it w<M»kly pnjwr published
at POPLAR, ll.C.    It given
an mo nows ol that great
gold camp. It costs $2 a
year to any address. Send
your money to—
THE NUGGET
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