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 fl/WVVVwA^c^f  1  Volume VII.   No   27  NEW DENVER, R C, APRIL 5. 1900.  Price. ��2 00 Year.  8��S3^^9Sfa��3 fy^^SS^af^S3Sgfe^^��38i31  H5.ISII <'L.\ni rcvrci:vTiiiN<;.  ��2  Camp Gossip Concentrated for the Benefit of the  ��& Paicl-Up Subscriber. ���  New Denver will celebrate Christmas  in the usual manner.  JJ.J. W. Power has had his claim against  the Dardanelles paid.  Last week the Payne shipped 80S) tons  and the Last Chance 80.  J. Roderick Robertson gazed at  the  beauty of New Denver on Monday.  Slocan City again has a newspaper.  Silverton will probably follow suit.  The Ruth has resumed operations  and 15 men were, at work last week.  Bill Boston is erecting a residence for  D. Mero at the foot of.Seventh street.  Fishing parties are catching some  good strings of the speckled beauties.  During last month the Rambler  shipped 102 tons to the Everett smelter.  Thomas Duffy, wife and family have  returned from a six months' visit in the  East.  Joe Martin has fixed election day for  June 15th. He should have made it  the 18th.  Rumor has it that Cape Nome is a  fake boomed to help out steamship  companies.  Two men are driving another tunnel  on the Capella. The force will be. increased in a few days.  The Rev. Mr. Duncan will preach in  the Presbyterian church on Sabbath at  11 o'clock.    All welcome.  There is no foundation for the silly  rumor that a general strike is to be declared by the Miners' Union.  Bill Hunter is spoken of as a candidate at the coming election. Will the  Slocau ever get through atoning for its  sins ?  Herbert T. Twigg is putting a substantial fence around his Seventh street  property, and otherwise improving the  grounds.  Sport must be cheap in Ivaslo and  business dull. Tlrs local paper says  that the merchants play marbles during  business hours.  The Somers Family failed to give  a performance in New Denver last  Friday, much to the good fortune of  our theatre goers.  over, she had not sung in a theatre that  allowed of so free and easy use of the  voice.  Another grand musical treat is in  store for the people of New Denver, in  the Louise Brehany concert company,  which appears in Bosun hall next  Thursday night, April 12. Plan of seats  to be seen at G. P. R. ticket office. A  big rush is on for tickets.  This is the season of the year when  our citizens should reach out arid tap  the government for funds to improve  the government block. The same  should be fenced and sown in grass  seed, and have trees set appropriately  on it. This would cost but little, and  is only a small per cent, of what the  government owes to the town in the  way of contributing to its improvement.  STRUCK    SI5TTJL,KI>.  A1I��kc<I   (luit    Hit   Ms��.j<>s|.v   is  Descended  From  Itocl eric IoO'Cihi llnr.  ANNUAL MKKTING  Of I lift  IVMSlo-Slociin   Development   Company n.iiiii(ed.  The streets of New Denver have been  dustv for three weeks past, while those  of sister burgs have been knee-deep  in snow and mud.  An amateur theatrical company will  play "A Bitter Atonement" in Sandon.  The citizens of that burg mus^ have  been wicked lately.  Sandon's brass band will not dissolve.  This is pleasant news to those who love  the music that thrills as it vibrates the  air of the gulch city.  Howard West favored the members  of th�� Band of Hope with a very interesting series of experiments in simple  chemistry at the regular meeting last  Thursday evening.  A football league will do business in  the Slocan this summer. In Sandon a  prospecting party is looking for a level  place upon which kicking can be done  without running up hill.  At a recent meeting in Sandon the  Liberals decided that they do not want  party lines introduced into provincial  politics and decided not to send a delegate to the convention at Vancouver.  In Silverton, Billy Brewer has decided that he will not offer himself as a  candidate in the coming campaign if  Bill Hunter is in the held. Billy thinks,  no doubt, that one Bill at a time is  plenty for the people.  There will be the usual morning service on Sunday in the Methodist church.  No evening service will be held owing  to the stereopticon lecture to be given  by Miss Murcutt on "The Way of the  Cross," in Bosun hall.  Mrs. Porter Cole paid a most flattering tribute to the acoustic construction  of Bosun hall when here this week. She  said that in all her experience the world  So far as the Nelson district is concerned, the Nelson Miner says the  troubles between the miners and the  mine owners is at an end. The pickets  placed by the miners on the Athabasca  and Granite and Poorman roads were  called off on Sunday, and Monday morning miners were scarcer in Nelson than  they have been for some time past.  Sixty men w^vd, taken on at the Granite  and Poorman during the day, and as  soon as the mine is again in shape to  employ more men they will lie employed.  The Athabasca, which has been operating slightly shorthanded, will fake on  all the men it needs and will work to  its full capacity.  The wages the Granite and Athabasca  are paying are not exactly the same as  the Slocan scale calls for, despite the  statements made to that effect. The  scale adopted by the mine managers is  $3 25 for drillers and from $2.50 to S3 00  for muckers, with a uniform reduction  of $1 per day for board. The mine  managers are, however, hiring only the  very best underground muckers and  are paying them S3 a day and if they  are worth more they will be paid more.  This, at least, is the policy being pursued by Captain Duncan of the Granite  and Poorman. He has selected none  but good men for the underground  work at S3 per day and for the men on  the surface he pays from $2.50 to $3.00  according to their worth.  SCHOOL,    REPORT.  The following is the standing obtained  by the pupils attending the New Denver  Public School for the month of March,  1900:  5th Class.���Willie Vallance, W. D.  Thompson, J. A. Irwin.  -1th Class.���Cliff Irwin, Herb Delaney,  E.G.Irwin, CM. Nesbitt, H. Baker,  C. J. Vallance, F. Dingman.  3rd Class.���R. Blumenaucr, K. Delaney, E. Byrnes, L. Koch, G. Baker,  C. Macdonald.  2nd Class.���E. Taylor, J. Cropp, E.  Gibbs. M. L. Nesbitt, M. Mclnnis.  Part II Class.���II. Nelson, G. Williams, G. Sutherland, W. H. H. Clever,  M. H. Sutherland, Geo. Sproat.  Part 1 Class.���Gertie Vallance, S. A.  Irwin, C. Nelson, A. Williams, D.  Shannon, M. Clever, B. Baker, W.  Nesbitt, V. Cropp, M. Vallance, R.  Blumenauer, Bert Williams.  J. Iiuvy.v, Teacher.  "An Irish American Episcopal clergyman" in a l.-tter to a New York  newspaper puts forth the following interesting, if remarkable, claim that  Her Majesty the Queen is descended  from the ancient Kings of Erin. He  says: The proposed visit of Queen  Victoria to Ireland is a most interesting event, and ,if properly managed  may be of the greatest consequence to  the present well being of the British  Empire and to the future of Ireland as  a part of the Empire.  " It is a remarkable evidence of the  dullness of- the English mind and oj  its want of comprehension of the sentiments and motives which govern  men, that it has never been able to  enter into the feeling- which the Irish  have for their past history and its associations. Ireland itself���its great  past, of learning, piety, poetry, chivalry and devotion to tthe old blood-  England has never been able to understand.  " Hence no offer has ever been made  on the. part of the sovereign, or of the  royal princes, much less of the English  ministers, to sentiments of hereditary  affectio'i and loyalty which still linger  in the Irish heart for its old dynasties  and old ' blood.'  "The t.Uieen, for example, is of the  old Irish royal  strain.    She is not only  a   Guclph  and a Stuart, she is one  of  the   royal   O'Connors.    The  last   Irish  sovereign of the whole island was Rod  crick   OVnnnor.    His sons  were slain.  His  daughter married  Hugo do Lacy.  Their  daughter  married a De Burgh,  Karl   of Lister.-  from   them  descended  Ellen,   wife  of Robert   Bruce, King of  Scotland.     (Curiously     enough,      the  mother of Robert Bruce was a descendant   of Roderick  O'Connor,  the last of  the great kings, a supreme  monarch of  Ireland)      The     grand-daughter      of  Robert   Bruce, the   Princess  Margery,  married   the   Lnnl   High   Steward   of  Scotland, and  through her the Stuarts  claimed   the    Scottish    crown.     From  thence it is easy to trace;  how the royal  blood of Ireland, Scotland and England  meets   in the  person   of the  reigning  Queen Victoria.  " I venture the statement that if the  Queen on aniving in Dublin were to  say: ' I come not only as the Queen of  England, but as a daughter of the old  Irish monarchs, constitutionally representing them, and appealing- as a  daughter of the last of the royal O'Connors to my kinsmen and subjects, there  would be a shout of Irish loyalty and  chivalry which has never been heard  since the days of Tara.  " What the Irish resent always is the  forgetfulness of precious historical  memories.  " Ireland only asks that her claims to  respectful consideration be remembered; that she is not to be treated as if  she had no dynasty, no princes, no  nobles, no lofty and beautiful associations with a Christian and beautiful  past."  A most enthusiastic and agreeable  meeting of the above company was  held on March 1.5th, 1.000, at the office  of the company at Kaslo, B.C., and very  satisfactory reports of the Company's  standing and of the outlook for further  development of the mines during the  coming season were received and approved.  The purchase of adjacent and surrounding properties by the Mansfield  Syndicate has already had the effect of  bringing the company's property more  prominently before capitalists and good  results are already manifest  Arrangements have been made for  funds with which to prosecute development on an extensive scale this year,  and a period of activity will be experienced this season in the White Grouse  country not anticipated by the most  sanguine.  McKenzie and Mann have made preparations for developing the Storm  King and Copper King groups largely  during the coming season, and as these  are contiguous to the Kaslo-Slocan Development Co. properties this will be of  great benefit to the camp.  The board of directors for the ensuing  year is made up as follows: Mr. W. B.  Strathern, President; Mr. A. McCallum,  Vice-President, Mr. J. P. Secord, of  Orillia, Out., Mrs. J. E. Harris, O. A.  Sutherland, Secretary-Treasurer.  Treasury stock is firm at ten cents  and a motion was made to the new  board of directors that no stock should  be sold for less than that price  From the latest results obtained, and  the present condition of the property  the company are quite justified in anticipating a most substantial increase  in the price of stock as soon as the  season opens and work begins.  Late assays of the large showings  give four to nine per cent copper and  upwards of S5.00 in gold was obtained.  A very small quantity of treasury  stock has been disposed of as yet and  the finances are most satisfactory.  >  S3  ss  in  assess as as asss&asaasM  as  S3  What it Promises for New Denver if Its Citizens, _  Awaken to See Its Advantages. |��J'  rZSks  BLOWN    TO    ATOMS.  A frightful explosion occurred at the  Nelson Powder Works last Friday, by  which Harry A. Gervan and Wm. Way  were instantly killed. The body of  Way was blown to pieces, and that of  Gervan horribly lacerated. Just how  the accident happened will never be  known. The largest funeral ever held  in Kootenay's capital followed the  bodies to their last resting place, and  all Nelson mourns the loss of the young-  men. Harry Gervan was with the  Nelson Minstrels when.they played here  some time ago, as endman with the  bones. He was a general favorite here  and elsewhere, where his genial spirit  was known and appreciated.  Output of the Vmiv Mines.  The .Hartney.  SLOCAN    ORE    SHIPMENTS.  The total amount of ore shipped from  the Slocan from Januarv .1, 180!), to  June HO, 1890, was 15.1.I.H tons. From j  July I, 1800, to Dec. HI, 1890, the ship-!  meats were 4,H1.0 tons. Following arej  the shipments from January 1, 1900. to j  Mar. HI: " j  I'jiyne   American  Hoy..  Last Chill!('(!. !.. .  Sunshine  Queen  Bess.  Humbler   Surprise ...  Lucky Jim.  Florida   B NT A   (i i I ISO II   Mosui i   Hartney.  Vancouver  Enterprise....  Arlington   Black Prince  Another tunnel has been started on I Ki'miyEditl  the Hartney. The force numbers 22  men and will be steadily increased.  The new bunk house is nearly completed and will accommodate 80 men.  The air having knocked out soma of  the men in one of the tunnels, the company is correcting the trouble by putting in a line of air pipes.  Plant seeds that grow���Nelson  sells  them.  Wanted.���A sample of impure blood  that Fax's Sarsaparilla will not  purify .  Week  Toi a 1  W!>  i,<71  SO  -".;>;  in  3-l.i  2  A-n  ���>o  38  in  ill  li!)  20  7  in  ���JO  1 10  180  00  Total tons   Dominion   Day,  ���117  434<J  At a meeting held in Slocan on Saturday evening it was decided to cele  brate Dominioa Day on Monday, July 2.  Williamsi is constantly importing fruit  and vegetables for the benefit of his  numerous customers.  The output of ore from the mines of  the Ymir district for the first three  monhts of 1900, amounts to about 10,000  tons. To this figure the principal contributors are, of course, the Ymir mine,  which has sent about 8,000 tons down  to the mill; the Yellowstone, whoso ten-  stamp mill has been crushing for about  six weeks, and the Blackrock, Arlington and Canadian King'.  The oflicial returns from the Ymir  mlntt for .January are as follows: During .January 2,1'io tons have been  milled, producing Loll ounces bullion  and 1H0 tons of concentrates: have  92 tons of concentrates but no smelting  ore; the total receipts for the month are  $L4.,294; expenses, 37,OHO; estimate of  outstanding concentrates, SI.200: the  mill has run 22 days: mined  2,500 tons.  Following are the returns from the  Athabasca mill for February: Length  of run 27 clays L4 hours. Value of bul-  bullion recovered, SO.544.59; gross values of concentrates recovered, 81.1,-  H.12 09.    Number  of tons  crushed,  347.  Total   values  per  ton   of ore  crushed,  $32.50.  Oranges will improve the beauty of  almost any woman if taken in sufficient  quantities. The prettiest woman in  France at�� 3G a day. Williams has the  best kind on sale. Take plenty of them,  ladies, and watch the effect it has upon  your already pleasant countenances.  It does not require  any   vast amount  of foresight  to see in   the   future  New  Denver the prettiest  and   most  thrifty  mining town  in  all  of  Kootenay.    Because the early years of  the  town's  existence have been burdened  with   trials  and tribulations, internal strife and outward antagonism  due to jealousy, does  not signify.   That these  difficulties are  fast being overcome there  is  no doubt.  There has been no just cause  for their  existence at any  time,   but  they  have  been fostered and prolonged by a certain  element for personal gain.    Backcapping  has been indulged in by men whose positions in the community have  lent color  to their false claims, but this fault,  like  those already mentioned, is fast  diminishing, since their baneful influence has  been growing daily less  and  has  fallen  to   a   whisper.      Not   only    have    the  interests of New Denver suffered by the  actions of this  backbiting element, but  the whole district has been made to feel  the effects of then- work.    Good  mining  properties have been "frosted" by these  men, who would then foist a less worthy  prospect   upon   the  buyer.    The  result  has been that the Slocan lake section in  general and New   Denver  in   paiticular  has been held back and   burdened with  trials that ought not to exist.  Slowly the town and  section   has  advanced beyond   the  control of this element, and no longer are they  permitted  to dictate to buyer and seller alike what  properties shall   be sold,  and  at  what  price.    The section  is  advancing on its  true merits;  mining prospects are being  developed by the owners in a systematic,  careful manner with a view  to  putting  upon the   market  properties  that have  been proven, and there is no longer any  thought of accepting the dictation of this  clique or that, but the developments are  made, the prospective   buyer  views the  property for, himself and  disinterested  experts report upon it, the result  being  that only   propertieb   that   have   been  proven are taken up.  This is particularly  true of properties around   New Denver,  it  applies  to the   whole   lake   section.  During the past year several  groups  on  Silver   mountain   have  been  experted.  Some have  been  bonded  and  development work pushed ahead.    As a consequence there are  shipping  mines  now  where, only a short time ago, the ground  was not considered worth   staking.    All  this has been clone inspite of  the  back-  capping  indulged  in  by the enemies of  the camp, and this is  only a sample of  what will be done in the  future.    Other  groups   on   Silver   mountain,    Fidelity  peak, Goat mountain, and the lake shore  are being steadily  developed,  and it is  only a question  of  time  when   we  will  have other mines fully  as   promising as  the   Bosun,   California,    Hartney   and  Marion within a few   minutes'  walk of  New Denver.    There can be no doubt of  this.  Such being the case does it not appear  reasonable to say as was said above that  New Denver is destined to be a thrifty  inining'centre? With the dove  of the mines business will increase in all  lines, and the-importance of New Denver  as a business centre will become more  prominent. As a residential town, its  name is already known broadcast. Seven  years ago this paper likened it to the  Lucerne of Switzerland, and named it  the Lucerne of North America. The  name is so appropriate it, has been accepted by   all   hands,  and   is  on   every  that on the lake of Lucerne, the pride of  Switzerland. There, is a lake that ia  noted the world over for its magnificent  scenery and historical association. Here,  we have a lake with scenery quite as  magnificent, surroundings fully as  unique, and historical associations un"  heard of, except through the columns of  The Ledge.  All these facts should be instilled into  the hearts of New Denverites, their  children and children's children. Like  the ancient tribes living in the holy  land we do hot appreciate our advantages. It is perhaps the same in tha  Lucerne of Switzerland, where, no doubt,  there are hundreds of worthy citizens  ready to pack their traps to-morrow and  pull out for the Lucerne of North America.  FISK   JUUftEK    SrNGEKS.  A better pleased audience never left  the New Denver opera house than   that  which attended  the  musical  given  by  the Fisk Jubilee Singers Monday night.  Mrs. Porter-Cole,  of  the  original   Fisk  organization, was with them and directed  the   performance.    These   high-classed  musical people have travelled the world  over and captivated  the  hearts  of the  people wherever they were heard.    The  people of New Dourer appreciate  good  music   and   were   likewise   captivated.  From the first number on   the  program  to God Save  the  Queen  the audience  was  carried  as   one   child,   overjoyed,  enraptured, spellbound.    To particularize would spoil the pleasure of the whole  performance.    And yet, one's heart and  ear centres upon the solos of Mrs. Portar  Cole and Mr. Downs as the best  things  of the evening.    The choruses were the  essence of musical sweetness  and  ovm-  phony,   that awakens  within  one   new  thoughts of a higher and nobler purpose.  May they soon return to New Denver i��  the wish of all.  MUST    HA VIS    CHASGKO.  When old timers and citizens of New  Denver like Geo. D. Long,  H. Clever,  A. C. Allan,  J.   H.  Moran and C. W.  Greenlee advertise  for  certificates   of  improvements   outside   of   their   own  town it is positive proof  that  they do  not appreciate the work of a paper that  for years has done more to bring them  and  their properties,   without charge,  before the notice of the world than anything else.   It is not so  much the few  dollars concerned, but the spirit displayed towards us by men  who were  with us when nothiug but   a trail  ran  into the Lucerne of America.  Capo Nome Overdone.  The steamer Danube on her recent  recent arrival from Skagway brought  two passengers from Nome, the new  gold field of Alaska. 'Hiey are R. R.  MacRae, and F. H. Nagel, who left  Nome on January (ith, and werehi days  reaching Skagway. They say that the  lopmentl winter at Nome has been comparatively  mild, thirty below being about the  lowest temperature. They report hard  weather on the trail and a very difficult  journey, with a poor outlook for many  of the hundreds whom they found making their way in with the hope of staking. Though those, who have claims  will prohablv do well, the rush is beiujr  overdone.  The   excitement   over the   reports of  tongue, far   and   near.    As   the  dislrict i rich   finds   on   the   Siberian   coast   has  strides forward the town will keep pace  with it. Already New Denver is known  as a town of homes, its people intellectual, thrifty and persevering, and this  knowledge will gain greater prominence  and have greater influence in drawing  hither the men of family and sturdy  character, and while New Denver is now  the home centre, it will not be long until  it assumes the importance of a city of  palatial homes. It is as certain to become a tourist resort as it is a mining  and residential centre. The scenery  surrounding  it cannot  be  excelled   by  been cooled by the discovery that the  Russian .authorities do not allow foreigners to mine there unless holding  permits from St. Petersburg, which can  be procured only through very special  influence. Many men are going down  the coast as far as Unalak. It is said  that the fields at Cape Nome are only  averaging 32 cents to the pan and the  miners are disgusted. There is a  general impression gaining ground that  Cape Nome fields are a fraud and that  stories of rich finds are fakes worked  in the interests of the Seattle transportation companies. THE LEDGE, NEW JDKNVER, B.C., APRIL 5,  1900.  Seventh Yeah  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION. RATES:  Three months... '������? .75  3u "  1.25  Twelve  "          2.00  Three years <.  o.oo  Transient Advertising, 25 cents i>er line tirst in  eertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootcnay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something good  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 again to look at  jrour collateral.  TBUKSDAY,   APRIL   5.   1900.  FROM THE EDITOR'S UI'FEIS STOI'K.  wait for your neighbor to fence his;  do it. It your neighbor has cleaned  his lot of stumps and boulders and  thrown them onto your lot, pass them  on. If you have no lot, touch up the  sidewalk and street. Anything to  keep the improvement mania in  prime condition, and the town advancing.  A parson cannot step from a pulpit  into an editorial chair and expect to  run a newspaper successfully without  previous training. Parson Sheldon  for a week tried.to show the people of  j Topeka how Christ would run a paper  and failed. If he wishes to try again  he might take a whirl out of some of  the jackleg sheets in B. C. Most of  them read as though they were edited  by the devil and Sheldon would not  hurt them any.  WAGES   OF   MINKKS    CO.MPAKKI).  The Slocan needs a coroner: but,  then, that cuts no liquid air with the  B. C. Government.  It Johnnie Harris moves Sandon to  New Denver we will give him a bonus of $100 a month.  There is always a boom in the  springtime. This year it is Cape  Nome. Next year it will probably  be the Transvaal or Rosebery. Who  knows?  If all signs do not fail we will have  a hot, dry summer in the Slocan.  Our water barrel is already empty,  and not a red cow has been near it  for many moons.  In speaking of the Slocan the Ross-  land Miner mentions it as a camp that  surrounds Rossland. Why not take  in Cape Nome, and the Transvaal?  It does not cost any more, and would  help pad out the article.  The Slocan Drill makes its appearance at Slocan this week. Its first  number will contain more local advertising patronage than any other  Slocan paper. The citizens at the  foot of Slocan lake are evidently alive  to tho value of a newspaper.  The eight-hour law will be discussed by Congress in Washington  today. It beats creation how this  thing will spread. We thought Congress was vaccinated against it, but  it would appear that some of its members must have caught it in Victoria  or Butte.  We do not want that curse of  Canada, party politics, introduced  into this province. What we want is  a body of business men who will  transact the affairs of B. C. in a  proper manner, without quarreling  or giving away our assets to their  friends or monopolists.  Miners would be better without  whiskey, but they have as much  right to drink the reel eye of Canada  as the pot-bellied capitalists of Europe  or the United States have to drink  the wine that fizzes in the glass. It  is the labor of tin lower million that  furnishes the money  for both drinks.  When people send business out of  their own town the town wherein  they make their living, and to the  prosperity of which they look for  their own success, simply because  their intellects are not. broad enough  to agree with the local paper, they  are slicing their nose to spite their  potato trap.  The Eagle says that oil costs IA  cents a gallon and sells for 75 cents in  Ferguson. The Eagle is wrong. It  costs about 1.;") cents, and the balance,  is for freight. The Eagle should get  a government railway into its precinct and not try to screech at Rockefeller. Poor Rocky! He gets it in  the solar plexus everywhere, bur,  still has an ace in the hole.  Lilly Langtry cannot act in Pittsburg because her play is considered  immoral, Don't weep, dear sweetness of a hundred lovers. You can  still show in the Slocan, even if the  bloom is off your cheeks, and your  tights do not need padding. Never  mind your age, Lilly. Come along  and 1st the silvery Slocan breezes  blow through your golden tresses.  It is not so much a question of "how  much the citizens of a town are doing  by concerted action to advance the  public interest," but rather it is a  question of "what are you doing, individually." Individual effort soon  leads to concerted action. It must  come first. If you can do anything  to improve the town's appearance;  anything to help to build up the community and attract the attention of  capital and turdy, honest home-  seekers thiB way, don't wait for a  public meeting to be held, but do it.  If your property is  not  fenced  don't  Everything conceivable  is being  done by capital to prove  that the  eight-hour law is detrimental to the  mining   interests  of   the   province.  The newspapers of the mining districts, which have the courage to express   their   convictions,   are being  coerced   at every   turn   by  parties  working in the interests of capital,  the aim being to force all newspapers  into line to demand the repeal of the  eight-hour law.      The attempt will  fail because of two reasons.     In  t >e  first place the newspapers that have  any   influence   will   not   submit   to  coercion, and those that are decrying  the law and abusing the mine workers   are of no   influence   and their  efforts can have no effect;   secondly,  if it were possible to repeal the law,  the mine workers and  the laboring  men generally of the province would  combine to have the law passed again, |  and the troubles of  the   past year  would be renewed.     It is therefore  to the  interest of ail to   leave the  question alone and allow the question  of wages to be adjusted by the managers and mine workers.  In this connection, the claim is  made by Paul Johnson, who is working in the interest of the mine owners,  that the miners of B. C. are drawing  higher wages than mine workers in  any other section of America. Mr.  Johnson recently made a trip through  the low-grade camps in Utah and  Eastern Nevada, where the conditions  are not at all similar to those that prevail in British Columbia. Mr. Johnson received most of his information  on the subject of wages from Mr. Ox-  nam. general superintendent of the  mines owned by Captain DeLamari  in the several states in the union. To  the Nelson Tribune Mr. Johnson  said that the DeLamar company  employs about 2,000 men in its mines  and reduction works. The average  wage to miners paid by the company  in California, was $2.20 per day, with  a charge of $19 per month for board.  In Leadville, Colo., the company paid  $2.50 to $3 per 10-hour, shift, $3 in  wet places and $2.50 in dry places.  It the slate of Nevada the DeLamar  company paid $o a shift, with a  charge of $2-1 a month for board. In  Arizona the company paid $3 and  $3.50 for 10 hours' work, with a  charge of $20 a month for board. In  the state of Utah, where an eight ���  hour law, is in force, the company  paid $2.50 per day.  The DeLamar company is opposed  to the eight-hour law" in Utah. Mr.  DeLamar threatened to leave the  state if the law was passed, but he  didn't. The rate of wages paid In  Utah, where living is on an average  22 per cent, less than in this province,  ranges from $2 to f3 per day for eight  hours. The claim is made by Mr.  Oxnam that the eight-hour law in  Utah has tended to demoralize the  men; that they spent more time in  saloons than when working 10 hours  and that they were lacking in ambition. In tliis connection it can be  stated that U. C. Chambers of Salt  Lake, Utah, who has been superintendent of the Ontario and Daly  mines at Park City, in that state, for  over 20 years, says that he would  not return to the 10 hour system now  that he has given the eight-hour day  a fair trial. He says that the men  take more interest in their work;  that they are better morally, mentally and physically.  A     VICKY    LIVE    COIJI'SK.  question under his arm. Mr. Bryan  is sure of nomination for the presi  dency by the people. His platform  will be identical with that of 1896,  demanding primarily the rehabilitation of silver as a standard money.  The campaign will be a repetition of  that of 1890, on a more extensive  scale-boodle vs. ballots. There  is no doubt that the vast majority of  the American people favor Mr.  Bryan and his policy. But there are  all the obstacles that a billion dollar  campaign fund can pay tor to be overcome by the people before they can  place their staudard bearer in the  presidential chair.  Recently Mr, Bryan made a tour  ot the western states.    In his 6peech  at Spokane the distinguished orator  gave a very  clear statement of his  policy.   On  the money question he  said, in part:     "When the gold standard is complete the silver dollar will  not be a legal   tender.     When the  gold standard is complete gold alone  will be legal tender, and every dollar of the twenty or thirty billions of  debt will be payable in gold alone.  The money question is not settled.  We shall continue to fight for the immediate restitution  of the   free and  unlimited coinage of gold and silver  at the present legal  ratio of 10 to 1,  without waiting for the aidorconsent  of any other nation on- earth."  Speaking on th,; bill to retire the  greenbacks and place in the hands of  the national banks the control of the  paper money issue, Mr. Bryan made  this striking reference: ''We are to  have an elastic currency, with the  banks holding both ends of the elastic. They will expend it whenever  they want to; they will contract it  whenever they will; and we will  never know whether we are going to  have much money or little money;  but we will always know that we  will have just as much as the bankers think is good for us. Not only  does that bill organize a paper money  trust, but it provides for a gross discrimination between the ordinary  man and the national bank. Under  that hew law, it the ordinary man  wants to buy a bond he rakes together  the money, buys the bond, is out the  use of the money and gets the interest  on the bond. But under that law a  national bank can buy the same  bond, take it to the treasury department, deposit it and get back the face  value of the bond in bank notes.  Thus he gets his money back and  draws interest besides."  fcjflfc >fcTBf1ni flhi TtHiSBKfaaJ  omrtreal  Kstablished   1817.  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BeCHime     Rider*i realize that, wheels  which  h  ve maintained the lead for yea is must be reliable wheels.  Agents everywhere.  Write for catalogue.  CANADA C YCLE & MO TOR CO., umtt*.  Head Office, Toronto, ("anada. Seventh Year.  THE LEDUE, NEW DENVER, B.C., APRIL 5. 1900.  WHAT SHE GOULD  A STORY  By Ian Maclaren.  (Copyright by the Author.)  Maud Trevor was a genuine woman  and kept her accouute with the aid of  six parses. One was an ancient housewife of her grandmother's, which used  to t" equipped with .silk and thread and  needles and buttons, and from a secret  place yielded to the third generation a  bank note of value. This capacious re-  reptacle was evident y intended for the  household exchequer, whose transactions  were innumerable and whose monthly  budget depended for success on an unfailing supply of copper. Another had  come from her mother and was of obsolete design���a bag closed at both extremities with a long, narrow slip in  the middle and two ring! which compressed the gold into one end and the  ���ilver into the other. This was marked  out by Providence for charity, since it  made no provisions for pennies and laid  a handicap of inconvenience on threepenny bits. It retained a subtle trace of  an old fashioned scent her mother loved  and recalled her mother going out on  name errand of mercy���a St. Clare in  her sacrifices and devotion. Purse three  descended from her father and was an  incarnation of business���of chamois  leather with a steel clasp that closed  with a click, having three compartments within, one of which had its own  cl:-;.sp and was reserved for gold. In this  tumk Maud kept the funds of a clothing  society, whose more masterly bargains  ran sinneti .ie.= into farthings, and she  was al\v:iy.-- haunted with anxiety lest a  new   t'.:r!'iiii:��j   anil   a     half    sovereign  fil,,iuid sir.: (o day change, places. A pretty litrJe purse with ivory sides ::ud silver Inniics���a birthday ������lift of her girlhood���was hu'j-M* .'r nnnyh to hold her  dress ai'owaijce, which Trevor had fixed  at a UHixt gei:s runs rate when he had  barely ��400 a year and had since forgotten to increase One. in sea.'.fkii' had  been a gift of engagement days and held  the savings of the year against birthday  and Christmas pres-. ni.s���-whose contents  were the huIjh:1: cf many calculations.  A c:ivt off pi;rsv is! Trevor's had been  de'.ored to B.v'.ie, ih:*ir only child, and  frr.ni its resources came, one way or  other, till lie needed, but it happened  that No. 6 was onus;i-.^t.ly re-enforced  from the purse with the ivory sides.  .Snturdiiy forenoon was sacred to book-  keepin.v, and Maud used her bed as a  table for this critical operation, partly  because it was so much larger than an  escritoire, but chiefly because yon could  empty the purses into little pools with  ht?ep, protecting bank:-!. Of course if  one sat down hurriedly there was great  danger cf amalgamation, with qi:ite  he;;1.-It ss consequences, and Trevor held  civtr Maud's head the chaace of his  xnaLing this mistake. It was his W'.'y,  till he grew too busy, to watch till the  anxious face would suddenly brighten  and a rapid change be made in tho  pools���the household contributing something to presents and tutss purse to Bertie, while private and public charity  would accommodate each other with  change. Caresses were strictly forbidden  in those times of abstrn.se calculation,  and the evil one who stands at eveiy  mau's elbow once i i: pted Trevor to  roll the enuuteiT.a'.-e into a bundle���  purses, money ;:::<! ail ��� but M'f.id, when  ..Id that i!(.i ':.  i\.cU    to   ia.i  !:(��� ccnft's.-.yd. .*���  would oe aii<  wickedness.  Trevor was obJif"*  robe 11 d ivs afl'T t ���;���  first th  pursi's.  .u..:i   bei:];.j  into   sa. !i  j i.v::  hey lay in a re  o open Ikt v.'arn-  ;'v :;< "J. and tho  : i.poii was the  en an oi.-i ac  count book���amoriey set indeci  ���.a  tint so  iibsui'd and tricky a spirit is pathos thai  they ai'ii.'cted him more swiftiy than  the :-:i'-ht of a portrait. Was <\vr any  one so faithful and eonsciontio;::-:, so self  forgetful and kind,  c3ev-. v  in her own   spiici**  had   sneered   at   the   purs  -���'.i capable also  Latter,  and  and  iy he  Oil ec,  estimate its value. It came back to him  now she had cunningly questioned him  about his needs before he left for Cannes  till,ho grew impatient. "Don't bother  rue about ink bottles." Yes, the very  words and others���the secret writing of  memory came out in this fire of sorrow.  "Why won't women understand that a  man can't answer questions about trifles  when he has woik on hand?" He could  sv. ear to the words, and he knew how  Iilaiul looked, although he did not see.  "Don't go away. You promised that  you would sit beside me when I worked  ���hinder me? I suppose you are bidding  for a kiss. You know the sight of your  face inspires me." That was ten year��  ago���he might have borne with her  presence a little longer. She never  would come again���he would have no  interruptions of that kind.  Her gloves, sixes���-what a perfeot  hand it was (smooths out the glove).  Hisi memory brings up a dinner table.  Mrs, Chatterby givei her opinion on  Meredith's last novel and helpi herself  to s;.] t���ho sees a disgusting hand, with  stumpy .fingers and for impudence a  street arab of a thumb. A vulgar little  woman through and through, and yet  because she picked up scraps from the  monthlies and had the trick of catch  words people paid her court. And he  had sometimes thought, but he knew  better today���of all things in the world  a 'glove is the surest symbol. Mended,  too, very neatly���that he might have  his hansoms.  It was the last thing he ever could  have imagined, and yet it must be a  dinjy���'.Laud's diary. Turns over the  leaves and catches that woman's name  against whom he has suddenly taken a  violent dislike.  ,: January 25.���Was at Mrs. Chatter-  by's-���how strange one does not say any.  t'!:ier; of her husband, yet he is the nicer  of the two���and I think it will bo hotter not to go again, to dinner. One can  ;ilr. ;<;,-.���! make some excuse that will not  be ��,u;i;e untrue.  "���'The dinner is in honor of Mr.  Fynicul, who is leaving his college stud  coming to live in London to do literary  war'.:,' as Mrs. Chatierby has been explain iug for weeks, 'and to give tone tc  the weeklies.'  ,." 'The younger men are quite devoted  to him, and we ought all to be so thankful that, he is to be within reach. Hit  <<;;.; h reminds one of���I don't know  the French writer, but she does not al-  ways'give the same name. 'We hope tc  s?e a great deal of him. So delightfully  oynieul, you know, and hates the hour-  geoa-at*.'  "I was terrified lest I should sit next  Mr. Fyuical, but Mrs. Chatterby was  merciful and gave me Janie Godfrey'!  father. E<]ward says that he is a very  able man and will be lord chancellor  some day, but he is so quiet and modest  that one feels'quite at home with him.  Last summer he was yachting on the  west coast of Scotland, and he described  the sunset over the Skye hills, audi  tried to give him a Devonshire sunrise.  Wo both forgot where we were, and  then Mrs. Chatterby asked me quite  loud, so that every one looked, what I  thouvht of 'Smudges.'  "The dinner table seemed to wait for  my aa.-wer, and 1 wish that the hook  laid never come from the library, but. I  said that I laid s;nt it back because it  <���:;.���������.. al so hitter a ;.l cruol, and 'one.  .1   to read books which showed the  <'���������.  no!..  ��� ido  (.!���   1:10.  "'Vcu are one of the old fashioned  women,' she rr plied. 'You believe in a  novt-1   for   tho  young   person,' 'with   a  ni.  bat lmrt m<  m;ii  I told her that  1   bad  beit!;;' vexed at something in a letter, he  had tain Maud she ought to have (tone  with that t'ally and keep her account:.*  like an talaratcd woman. "A girl of J.l>  would bo ashamed." What a moicilo  power memory wields! She only droop. .  her head���it, was on tho sealskin pur:-'e  the tear foil, and he saw the bend of  the Wye at Tin tern where,  ho   bad   sur  ra:  rod  aft  ���h  vy  A' (  ���.'iio-.:  1 do  nor  13 n  but  formal  their !���<:  riiuylhe  nothing  tl i-  (���1  .  t:nn.  k a;  \   :  They lay in a row on (in old ticroun; hook.  prised her with that purse. Ha was  moved to kiss away that tear, hut his  heart hardened. Why could she not be  like the women he knew? Well, he  Would noc be troubled any longer with  her simple ways���he could do as he  pleased how with the purses. A bitrer  madness of grief took possession of him,  and he arranged them on the. bed.  One was empty, the present purse,  'aild he understood���the dross purse, of  course, a little silver onlv���the rest had  gone that he might have something  beautiful. He knew that it must be  done sooner or later, and today was  best, for his heart could bo no sorer.  '���'{ s, here they were, the ungiven gifts,  i t.r every person, from himself to the  nurse���all w.��tnped in soft whita payer  tr il i-"d;f iii ���'icd timo. But he must  ten it ��� .in ij.'..--and for his study in  ���olid brass, with pens and other thing?  complete ��� he noted every detail as if to  beet: brc t.gbt up on tilv Walter  I was tiying to say something  his" purity and cknaiiy, when I  Mr. Fynioal's eyo and blushed  t 1 had only boon silent, for I'm  ov!.���?���;.��� one was iau?:hij':g, and Ed-  Id uci; say one word to me all the  .'Ul*.  aovry HO.���Another   ordeal, but  '..'..tortunafe   as   the   last.    Tho  ythos are very kind friends,  ink   tlay tire too much   oon-  il   ait   having  clover   people  at  iso.   One evening -Mrs. Browne-  i t5iiivt!:e   said'she   was    happy   because  had   been   talked about except  .���a- of Homer.   A certain guest  : ���  -alio on that occasion that I  ......i<i   to  leave,  moat  home  , but; ho said it would   not   be  rain.    It was science, however,  i   wo   came   in   Mrs. Browue-  t--: v flic was telling a very learned look-  >.  :   u..r.-'tui   that   she   simply lived for  t'��.--.-: j J .������:.    A  young   lady   beside, me was  ta.tc.ng about  gases to a nervous man,  w !;<. ���.tl w quite red and tried to escape  behind a table.    I think she was wrong  in her words, and he was too  polite   to  <(.������. ret t   her.    To   my   honor,   ke   was  oh: g, .1   to  tlieie never  u:<-r deserving of pity, for I was  tcrri-  lic.i i f bis knowledge, and hi; was afraid  of   my ignorance.    We sar in perfect silence   tii!   a   fatherly old man, quite a  farmer, on my left began to talk to   me  �������� pleasantly that. 1 described.our country   people   and was really sorry when  the lames had   to   leave.    Edward says  that i:e is one of tho greatest discoverers  in the world and has all kinds of honors.  Wo   became   so  friendly   that   he   has  promised   to   take   tea with me, and   I  think he does not despise my simplicity.  How I loin,' to be cleverer for Edward's  sake, for I'm sure he must  be   ashamed  of me among those brilliant women.    I  cannot   blame him.    I am proud of my  husband.  "May 15.���I am quite discouraged and  have resolved never to go to any charitable committee again. Miss Tabitha  Primmer used shameful language at the  Magdalene meeting today, and Mrs.  Wo.-;d-Ruler showed me that I had broken law 43 by giving a poor girl personal aid. It seems preauinptuons on  my part to criticine such able and dili-  jtrent v. ��� : kern, but my mother never  "���take about certain stibjeots, and it is  agony for in*-' to dinouse them. When  on   Sunday ^that  take   mo   in to dinner, and  could have been two  people  thoug'-.f.fnl women were required for  Christian service today, and that w��  must road up all kinds of books and  know' all kinds of painful things, nay  heart sank. Jt does not seem as if there  was ;iuy place left for simple folk like  me. Perhaps it would be better to give  up going out altogether and live for  Edward and Bertie. I can always do  something for them, and their love will  be enough reward.  "November 30.���I have not slept all  n^ght, for I made a dreadful mistake  about a new book that every one is reading, and Edward was so angry. He did  not mean, all he said, but he never called me a fool before. Perhaps he is right,  and it is hard on him, who ia bo bright.  Sometimes I wish"��� And then there  was no writing, only a tear mark.  Afterward he opened the letters that  had come sinoe her death, and this is  what he read:  Mr Dxar Thkvor���The intelligence of Mrs.  Trevor's death ha8 given me a great shock of.  rf-grpt, Hnd yon will allow me to express my  6.v:apu.!l��y. Many n en not Riven to enthusiasm  had told me of her fuce and goodness, and before I had seen your wife I knew she wa* a  very perfect type of womanliness. The J��w  tiinea I met hur Mrs. Trevor caat a certain  spell over mc���the nameless grace of the former tlayH���und I felt myself unworthy In hor  presence. Once when a silly woman referred  to one of the rest miserable examples of decadent fiction, your wife spoke so nobly of true  literature that I was moved to thank hor, but  I gathered from hor iaue that thin would not  l>e acceptable. It seemed to me that the mnwk  hud fallen from a beautiful soul, and one man  at learn, in whom there ib too little reverence,  look the slioes from off his feet. Pardon me if  I have exceeded, and believe me, yours faithfully, Bbrnaud Fynioal,.  The next was from the F. JR. S.:  My DK.Att Sirt���It is quite wrong: for me, a  strange:", to intrude on your grief, but I am  couuielled 1o U;ll you that an old fellow who  only spoke to your wi'o nnce had to wipe his  him e-'fir-tps ov��r The O.'i'mos this morning, it  <���:;: i- r'.x\ii this way. Thfl lady I hud taken in  to< i'l'u* ������' t'l'fl'vijwr.i L..linythes(rabbledabout  s-i".;c tiii I lost luy.temper and (old her ft  would be a  good thing if women would keep  Tx)1:--  _r:." .ir.:Ti$y  It." So I goes, and I saw a set of ladies sittinp  at a tnble. and they looks at me, r.v.d o::e v,-i:h  spectacles and a v'ice like nn 'antl.-nw arsks ii:c,  "Wot's your name?'' and " 'Ow o:..l are youV  and '' 'Ow many children have yon';" and ' 'Are  your 'abits temperate?" and then she s;r:s, "If  you pay a shilling, we ���ill put your n.v;::c do".vi:  for work has an unskilled ivirkc"." * 'I ':'."." i";  got a shilling, and Byby's .'"-. ing for want of  food." "This ain't a pour'ouse," s:\vsshe.  "This is a Booro." When I was a-gc' I.v.u  the stairs, a lady coinc-s after me. "I ' '''very,  Mrs. 'Awkes," for she. had picked up i.:y name.  ''I've some char in *.' for you, and we "ili; o ;u ; et  something for Byby." If ever there v. os a h;;n-  gel in a sealskin jacket and a plain little 1 oil-  net, but the true h.dy 1 all '..-. ������, !cr rr.:. e  wos Mrs. Trevor. ���Bill, he look-1 i-p from iha:  day and wos on his keb in a week, r.:id liule  Jim is thebisiftest Byby in ii:e < ov.rt. I'.rs Trt-  ror never rested till I i;^. ;!;. ce h<-lie-s to  clean, to say nothing of '; ' ' .: at <-.'<���:.ain. >'  and parties in Y-.-.ses. : !:��� v. < ; that l:::id',. o  and free, when -she'd coi.e hiu with noos of  some hoffice. "We're hor^aniring you. Ilissus  'Awkes, just splendid," with v^e pie... .;. bit  smile. Bill, he used to say, " 'Er 'v.:.',:.n ,'s a  ���proud lii^n, for I never saw the like o" her fo  a downright lady in 'er wys," and'e knows,  does Bill, bring a kebman. When I told 'hi*,  he wos that bad that 'e never put a match to  pijie the'ole ni"ht. "Mariar," 'e says lo i..e,  "you and me 'asi-een somethinkof her, but y,,u  bet nobody knew wot a saint she wos 'xcept  'er 'usband."  Trevor could read no more, for it had  dawned at last upon him that Christ  had lived with him for more than ten  years, and his eyes had been holden.  An  Kxcelleiit Mixture.  Smith's Clasg-ow Smoking' Mixture is  a tobacco that will not burn the tonguie,  and can be smoked all' day without  burning the tongue or making' the  mouth dry. All users of the weed should  procure a tin from their tobacconist and  test its merits.  Pay the printer and be honored.  MAINLAND  and  BRITISH LION  Are  the  best  known  Cig'ars in B. 0.    Thev  ARE UNION MADE  and sold by all first-class dealers.  WM. TIETJEN,  Manufacturer. Vaxcouvkk.  The 8=hour  Law  LAND LEASE.  ->-  "VTOTICK IS HERKBY GIVKN that we, Walter  l\    A. Smith fmd AlexniulerSjinclair. thirty days  afterdate, intend fo apply to  the  Chiet Cnminis-  siuiK r (.,!'   Lai its and   Works  for a. twenty-one  years' lease of   twenty   acres   of   land   situate  j about ��-.|.c ,"iiil .>]i.--lialf' mile.< north of Koscbery  I on the .���a-terii shore of Slocan   lake' Koofenay  I countv, H. (.'.. (.'Oiniilenchi''- at a   post   niarkcd S.  j W. corner of W. A   S. nivl A. S. Land.  ! N\'AI/l'Ki; A. SMITH,  i ALKXANDKR   SIXCbAIK'.  i     .Daii'il, A ; rii -.'nil, 'ltiOf).  ^>  Trevor's fortitude was failing fast.  to th.i^r own sphere. Your wife was on the  other side, and I turned to her in despair. She  dc'ijh.cd liar by confessing utter ignorance of  my yubjeet, and then she won my heart by  some of ll;e loveliest stories of peasant life in  Devonshire I had ever heard, so full of insight  ('..elicauy. If the parsons preached like that,  I \\ ocKi be in church next Sunday. She put me  in i.;iai of a Hist er I lost long ago���who had  the s-iuo low. soft voice and honest, trusty  eye.-,, n'hon -ilie foa-id I was a lonely man,  your wife had pity on me and asked ine to call  on ];<���:. But I had to (.-.o to America, and only  i'e:.;r:ied two days a;.;o. I intended to wish her  a h..;*py New \. ar, but ii's too late. I cannot  w.-\ you our ��.if u.y i.iiad, and I thon-rht it  i:.i,..!'.i i'.i;::!o;". you *.o know how a fossil like  lnvo.'i.' \-.a-; i.'.ejted by i.":at kind heart. Believe  n:e, luy i.ear sir, your ooeL'.ient servant,  AltCHJHALU GlLMOUB.  The third was also from a man, but  L:is time a lad in rooms whom Trevor  I...;! youi at the honse:  iv.a:; I'.:. T;:i;\';.::���You perhaps know that  2,.;s. .. . '.'���. : :..!ii.vt ,1 i::e to spend art l.ourwiih  l.vr <��� : :: <���.'��� ,.;:j ..Ik-ji 1 felt downhearted or  1. .1 ��� .:;.- , jo .,;.���, but no one will ever know  '; -,.\\: .-:.-. ;.i.l ior mo.   Wiien I c:..i���c up to  ]. "i, my i'.-.i..!i ; r:;a.n to go, and 1 saw that  i :. . ort ti: i! iHiiu'M bo an li^nosuc. This  t li-;.i .<��� :: e so nm ii on my own ac-  .:. . . ;���'..; i! y . oJn-r's, wiio is dead, and made  ]..-������ .'i. *iis.' >.....t ljiing on her deathbed. Sol  I.-..-. . .:. in- .:��� and heard sermons on unbelief  i..i   ; '...- -   ...   ..���   ri. k  of  the wholo  busiiiLoH.  your own clergy-  \[t L. GRIMMETT, L.L.13.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. C.  Branch office at New Denver every  Saturday.  J. E. Angrignon  The Leading-  Hairdresser  Bosun Block,��New��Denver, B.C.  PHOTOGRAPHERS  LOOK!  Cabinet Solio, s].4u, go prepaid  Film Uartridgcs, Hx'.i>...:r,c.  either Supplies, same rates.  O. STKA'I'MEARN,  Kaslo, B. U.  but  Deer*  Has been on sliift for some  time , in the Slocan,  DICK OR A NIX) has  longer. He is always at the  Ivanhoein Sandon ready to  ��� teal out boozerino that is  mellow with age. and goes  down the throat with a soft  gentle touch that is delicious to the taste. Drinks  are not intenupted byslide��  Some  it  lties  offering- for  III  (.'. M. NESBITT. (Bosun Block)  Dealer in  Fruit, Cigars  Tobacco   and  Confectionery  NEW DENVER, B. C.  1  1  1  I Hill;  11  The  Leland  SC, Nakusp-  Mrs.  a coniforti'.lile hotel for iruvellers  tn stop lit.  'McDougald/  w.  TREES  Fruit and Ornamental  Rhododendrons. Roses, Fancy  Evergreens, Alus'iiolhisJSuHjs,  new crop  tested seeds,   fcr   spriri*;  iihtntiiur.  Largest and most complete stock in  Western  Canada.   Call and make your selections or send  for c'iUiilogin*.   Address lit the nursery grounds  and jireonhousc.  M. J. HENRY,  ;iO(n; Westminster Road, Vancouver, B. C.  New  Denver  Town and  Mining  Property  S. Dukwuv  Ivaslo. B.C  New  H. T.Twigg  Denver, B.C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial .Land Surveyors.  Civil and Miiiinj,' Engineers.  Bedford. .McNeil Ci'fie.  jf-fMfcislidiiH & Fiiui|iiicr, Aficnts.  .H. I). CURTIS,  No-rAKv Public.  Insurance:  Mixes;   Real   Estate;  accountant.  Abstracts of Title Furnished,  SLOCAN CITY,  B. C.  NOTICE  \hl  MURRAY & 00., LIMITED  TORONTO  Have no hesitation  about writing for  amples  Send name arid address  for Catalogue,  lu 111  ���ibe   viv;ar   im-i.-tcd  i..'ii,, .-. io <_i.ili ?)'_-. 1.'. lry,..c ..ac   bit, t'ov ho ���\v::e  t...   -.���..���,���('!���   !i:i(I   !o-;i.-;il, hvil you  reiuciiibcr /  j  :.-;;...'��� l:oi::u v."..h you, and  ai'ier yon had gone j  to ....-.-.-;.'.'. dy I told  H;-.-.. Trevor  my ililncul-  i  tics. ; .!���..   sl.v  did   mo 1:101c  good than i.ll the j  i.o-      ���    .'.':.���.;   iinvcr  urgiioil  nor prc-n.-hcd, but   ,  ...on  1v,miv;;Ii  her  one  felt   that   religion  j  v. ;..j n ici:ii.y, mid that  she  knew more ituoiu  j  u   ih;;i>   :L:;y (.:\c  I  had   met   since  I lout in;,'  uiothcr.   It is :i shame to 1 rouble you with my  s,.iry   wiion   you   are  in such sorrow, and no  ir.iL!  Jii-c.l   tell   you  how noiilc; a woman   Mrs.  iil'Vui- v.;:s, but   I  could not help letting  you  k'.ioi.'i'iai her   goodness  lias saved one young  K :....'.' ili lo:::.! from intidcliiy and worse.  '_o;t\.iil uoir mind my having sent a cross  to ; .u on i ue coffin. It was all 1 could do.  Vou. s ���.���rciu-iuUy, UGOitGG Bj:.nson.  'L.tfu v.'iib neither begiiiuiu-^ uor eud  lo tbe lourtb letter, but it was written  iu a luiiy's hand:  1 am   a.  clcruyniaa'a dunghtttr, who  left her  ta...er s Jiousc and went asiray. I have been in  ;:.o  ini.-iiii.  and   have  sicu   what  I  read  ir.  bail'..; wliui; 1 was   innocent.    One day the old  i.'.-.oiy   rose   uy   before  my   eyes,   the   roses  lia:iKiiig over   my bedroom window, the  birds  Ik ii'���������'   in   und   out tJie ivy, my fuiher  on   tho  lav. u, ngeu and broken throuf*!i my sin, and  I  ir.-....id i hat my woman hood should no longer  he (...jigged in the mire.   My home wan  closed  \e.::s   ago, 1   hud no friends, so 1 went   in my   ,  ���i>i,iiutioii to a certain institute und told my  ia.M* io u matron.    She was not unkindly,   but  |  I.;.-   commiuee   were   awful,   without   either  1. ...].a.liy   or   manners, and when un   unmnr-   j  "-...������.I wo.i.an wished   to  pry into the details o''  |  .../   degradation���but   I  can't   tell a xuiin the  !  suaiue   they   would   have   put   upon   me-my  Ilea, ; la: lied   to   ilint, and I left   the phiec.    .1  v.oiihi hii.'i' gone back to my life and perishe..  i.:..i i. imi    been for   one woman who followed  a.e ..hi :...u linked me to go  home with her for  i;:.i . .I1.1..1   .ea.   Kad she  said one word  about  i. .. ; ;i.-t I hud nung myuolf away, but because  ��� ...e s;.oke lo ine as if I were still in the rectory  1  could   not   reiuse.   Mrs. Trevor  never once  mentioned   my sin, and  she saved  my soul. I  i  m.i now ti   nurse   in one  of the hospitals, and  ',  fuil  of  jieii.e.   A.s  long  an I  live I  shall lay   j  white   tioweis   on her  grave, who  surely was   ]  fe.L- wi-e.-i and tenderetit of women. ;  Trevor's  fortitude  was  failing  fast :  bclore this weight of  unconscious con- j  cunination,   and.   he was   only   able   to i  rtad one more, an amazing production, \  tiiat bad cost the writer great pains: \  Lo.m.iiku riia���Bill says as it's tyking too  much on the likes o' me to be addreiwing you  on your missus' death, but it'h not her husband that will despite a pore working woman  oo's   lost   her   best   friend.    When Bill "ad the  rumatiks and couldn't   do no work, and Byby '  wos   n-giowiag  that thin you  could see. thro' i  'ini, Mrs. By leu says tome, "Mrs   'Awkes, you !  ���.���iii's io lhe   Society For the Horgani/.ation   of i  ie   ale Toilers." Says I,   "Wot  is thatr" <*nd j  .iiic i.e. lures, "I��'s a set of   ladies  oo  wants to I  '���4. women to work, and they'll   yee you gat* I  j Buying- from sample and getting yoods exactly, same as sample is the  I mail order customer's privilege at all times. If ic ever happens that jroods  i are nor. according- to sample chosen, id is your privilege to return same at  ��� our expense. Every safeguard surrounds mail order buying, all in favor  j of the customer.  1  j       Samples New Silks and  Dress Goods  Ready Now,  j and sent, to any address in'Canada free oi'eharge. Address Mail Order De-  | partment.  W. A. MURRAY & CO., Limited  17 to 27 King St. East,   10 to 16 Colborne St.. Toronto.  \[OTI(.'Ir. is hereby given  that   an application  !\    will he. made to the Legislative Assembly of  thc Province of British  Columbia at its next session for an Act to  incorporate a Company with  power to construct. e<|iii|>. maintain, and operate  telephone and telegraph lines within and through  out nil the cities,  towns, municipalities   und districts of the .Mainland of the. Province of British  Columbia; and to  construct, erect, and main tain  such and so many pules and other works and devices as the (.'.impair.' dr.mii  necessary for mak-  iiii*-,   c.oiiiplPiiiij'.    supportiiii;.   nsini;',-   workiii1'',  op.-ratinii' and inaiiuainiii-- tIi��- syrieni  of coin-  nuniieati..!!  l,y   ii-lcplume and telegraph: and lo  open or  break  up  any  part  or   parts of the said  highway* or "lr.-.,t> asntrcn as tin- said Company,  | its a.iients. ollicers or workmen  think proper: and  j for the purpose of  the utiilcrlakinvio purchase,  aci|iiire. lease, expropriate, hold and sell and dispose of lauds. buil(liiiii<. or  tenements within  the  limits aforesaid: and to purchase or lease, for any  term of years, any telephone or toleyrHph line established, or lo b.: established,in British Columbia  coiiiiecte.'l.or to be connected,with the line which  the Company may construct: and to am.'il.uainato  with or le-isi.'its   line or lines, ..r  any portion or  portions thereof. r.,any  coiu'iany   possessing as  (proprietor  any   line ol' telephone   or tele^'iaph  (���oiiiiimnicatioii  <.-.n11ui-riim'  or  to  be connected  with the  said  ('. iinpaiiy'-1   line  "i'  lines: and to  borrow in.hi y for the .'uriio.-es ..!' the (Vmipany,  I and io pl.-ik'n or iiioi'l^a^.- any ol The (.'oinrally's  j asset-: for that pnrp.oe: and to receive bonuses or  i privileges   li'i.m  any  t ersr.ti  or  body corporate:  j and with all other lisnal   m-c.-ssary ..>��� incidental  | riii'lits. powers or t-rivileec.-as may  be  necessary  j or incidental to tin- at la in me iii of the above   <>).!-  1 jeers, ol" a nv ol t belli.  | '   liated this 1st day of March. ]n--o.  j DA I.V ,v   HAMILTuv,  ! Solicitors U\v the Applicants  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling public.  Telegrams for  rooms  promptly attended to.  HENRY STEGE, - - .       .     \ Proprietor  KEiiOW^A  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.  AND SCO LINE.  Between  ATLANTIC & PACIFIC  The direct route from  Kootenay Country  i to all points East and West.     First-Class Sleepers on till trains from  Keveistoke and Kootenay Edg.  Tourist Cars pass Medicine Mat daily  for St, Paul: Sundays and Wednesdays for Toronto:  Fridays  for .Montreal and Boston.  Same cars pass   K'evelstoke  one day  earlier.  ���  ���..NN'KI'l !��� >\s  KeveUtoUe anil main line points.  X:.V.k  I)ly:lv      I )en verC. Sidiiiy- i.r: Duih 1 ".:.'i0K  f<:l.rik ex. Sun: lv N.I lenver Ldi*: ar ex.Suii.lAMOk  ItnSsI.ANI'.  NH.sc i X   I'ltowV   SKst     IHIAM'H   AND  llor.Nl.AlSV C.'t'N I nv.  !i..Vik ex.   Sim: lv N".Denver Ldu: arex.Suu ]."..'iHk  1'..:;..k diy lv   l.'i 3'lk ex   Sim lv  The Clifton House,  lo A X'li 1'1,'oM SASUiiN  I lenver <;. Sd�� ar illy .s.-aak  X Deliver Ldtr.ar ex Sun '.\.">iik  Ascertain rates  and   full   information   by   ad-  drcssiiu." neare-,1 local lucent or���  i'i. P. liAKKKTT, Aveiit New Denver.  \V. K.   Andersun,   Trav.   Pass.  Aut.. Xelsoii,  IC. .1. Coyle. A. 0. I'. Ai?t., Vancouver.  Sandon. | ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  Has ample aecommodatioHs for a larj-v iiiniiber ���  and airy, and  the  Dinini:   Poom   is  provided  Sample Rooms for Commercial TraTelei'".  if people,  with  every  The rooms are lur'ri-  hiii}.'   in the market  John Buckley, Prop.  To and from Kuropean   points via Canadian,  and American lines.     Apply   for lailiii}: dates  rates, tickets and  full  information   to any (.'.  Ky agent or���  14.  U. liAKKET'l-.  C. 1'. K, Agent, Xew Deiuei.  W. P. F. CummiiiKS, 0. S. s. a :t., Win.ii;...* THE LEDGE. NEW DENVER. B.C., APRIL 5,  1900.  Seventh Year  MINING  RE>(��OR"DS   jtold   us  that,   unlike   sunlight,   these    ] cathode raps do not undulate in waves,  ���The following is a complete list of the I-n�� pa*��- ;l* h were- backward and  mining transactions recorded cruring the ! forward. To fins probably is due their  week in the several   mining  divisions of : penetrating   power.    So  we   have   the  th. Slocan.    Those of NewDenve  a�� follows:���  were  LOCATIONS.  March 21 ��� F.Hie. t'.alena Farm, T M  Clements. "       ���  March'28���Wilmcr, and Ivan, Goat  Mt.. M Murchison and ME Young.  ASSESSMENTS.  March 21--Currant, Detroit. 22���  Pavmaster. Canadian Boy Fraction.  27���St Clair. ;;5l���Ileliance, March Bird.  March Bird Fraction.  TliANSFKItS.  means of projecting' the rays, witn all  their therapeutic properties, right into  the lungs of the consumptive.: in other  words, it is possible to operate on his  lung's without opening' his body."  Light is.inimical to the development  of the. harmful organisms. The action  of light entirely destroys the bacteria  or reduces them to a condition of torpidity which they require months to  overcome. A 22,000 candle-power light  has been built for the doctor with which ;  pretty good looking"?   And if you want  me and if you  don't  want  me, be sure  and answer me vis or no  Paddy Murphy."  New   I n vent ions.  1.1.^,     1 / VI    i? 1.1 i. ...      ;     *B*^-iH  -Your loving'   ��"��  Established in Nelson 1890.  March  -it i���Power of  Attorney, Geo | to treat persons suffering  from  tuber-  H Crawford to C A Mailer, Mar 2.,  Bird Fraction. .'.. Norman McMillan  to A C Behne, Sept. in, 18&8.  ���-1���Daisv No 2, Eastern,' Detroit,  Cedar,' Currant, Clarence, Thistle, |;  each, Scottish Colonial Gold Felds, Ltd  to Geo W Hughes, Mar 2.  St. Lawrence, all. 1) K McDonald to  A M Mcintosh and ,1 Michel,   March 17.  22���Notice of seizure and saleof Cody  and Joker. Fractions is \yithdrawn and  has no other effect; S P  Tuck,  sheriff.  Notice of sale of Chas Callagban's interest in Codv and Joker Fractions,  April o. S.P Tuck.  ���j7���Mowich,'i, C F Fielding'to CW  Greenlee, Dec lo.  Aurora, Minnehaha, .}. 1�� George to  "W II Brandon, March 10.  Minnehaha. $. Robert Georg'e to  Richard George, Sept 16, 1898.  2S���Power of Attorney, Frank Jobson  to Win Hunter. Jan 18.  Kervatis, ��, Frank Jobson to J T  Kelly, March 20.  Sweet Grass, |, M E Young to D Mc-  ���Lachlan, March 19.  CKKTIKICATES OF IMPROVEMENT.  March 17���Twilight, Omega.  AINSWORTH    DIVISlOxN.  culosis  A Wasted Sermon.  Below is a list of new inventions le-  ceiitly patented by various inventors  through the agency of Messrs. Marion  & Marion, New York Life, building,  Montreal:  Canada���Louis L. Bilhuulet, Paris.  France. Improvements in the manufac-  ure of phosphorus and the apparatus  therefore: John M. Mackay Ste Foy.  Quebec, ventilator for smoking cars;  Nap. A. Clotttier, St Ferdinand, Quebec,  axle oiler; Thomas Hunt, Vernon B. C,  stove pipe; Joseph E Landry, Sabre-  vois Quebec, grain cleaner.  I am now on deck to tell my friends "I am still alive."  Stock is Up-to-Date  My Prices are Right  Guarantee Quality  I demand the Largest axo Latkst stock in B.  C., which 1 want you to know, and don't forget the place.  Headquarters for  Watches, Jewelery and Diamonds  The Famous KARN Pianos  14-  LOCATIONS.  -Iron    Hand  Fr,   Ida   N  March  Banting.  Victor, South Fork, Chas Clancy.  ASSKSSMKNTS.  March 8���No 1. 15���Silver Fox,  Dream, Dora, Mayflower. l<3���Zuni,  Alice.    17���Scranto'n.  certificate op improvements  Voyageure, Free Silver.  TRANSFERS.  March 10���lvigtut, ��, Louis Christen-  sen-ta Aug Schroeder, $150.  Lucky Boy. Monte Carlo and Cariboo,  notice of relinquishment of all interest  by H P Isaacs, executor of estate of  J"C Isaacs  March 17���Eagle Fr, M Stevenson to  Highlander M & M Co, Ltd.  Hattie, \V L McLaughlin to C II  Mackintosh.  United States.���C. A. Filion. Whiting-  Bishop   Whipple  of  Minnesota   cen  ! Vt, Machine for making calks; Samuel  ���sui'ttd aSouix chief who had permitted ���: c,.irl.(N  ,>m,K 0nt-j  dies for m.lking  his  braves to kill a Chippewa ;tnd cele-jc;ir wlje(1|s  brate  with a dance..    Let him  tell   the j " ���"- ���   story himself:  1 said,  "Wabasha, you asked me for  a school and a mission.    1 came.to visit  you, .and I  see in front of the  mission  house a horrible scalp  dance.    I knew  the man who was killed; he had a wife  and children: the wife is asking for her  husband;  the children  are asking  for  their    father.     Wabasha,    the   Great  Spirit is angry!   Some dav he will look  Wabasha- in the  face and ask him   for  his red brother.  The Chief was smoking, but when I  had  finished he took his pipe from his  'mouth,'and  slowly blowing a cloud of  smoke into the air, said:   " White man  go  to war  with his own brother;   kill  more men than Wabasha can count all  his life.   Great spirit look down  and  say, 'Good white man; he has my Book;  I have good  home for him by and by.'  Dakota hasno Great Spirit's Book; he  goes to war, kills one man, has a foolish  seal]) dance; Great Spirit very angry.  Wabasha doesn't believe it! "  A Tramp's Clothing.  Smith'- Glasgow Mixture;.  Smith's Glasgow. Smoking Mixture  has recently been placed upon the market in Kootenay and should be tested  by all who enjoy a'delightful smoke.  See that vour tobacconist keeps it.  For sale, cheap���The cottage and two  lots on the corner of Sixth street, immediately opposite the Presbyterian church.  For particulars apply at Tun Lkhgk.  JOHN.WILLIAMS'  Dealer in  IMPORTED  AND DOMESTIC CIGARS  AN:,TOBACCOES,  PIPES, &.C.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confection-  cry and Fruit.  EWING MACHINES  ;:$45.00  Raymond Cabinets for.  Wheeler & Wilson for .  Domestic for   While for   As we only employ  the  most expert watchmakers and jewelers, all work guaranteed.  All orders-by  mail   receive  our prompt at-1  tention, at���   "       ��� '  Standard for  84? Roger Bros'  Knives, Forks and Spoons, always on hand  Don't forget the place, at���  iK2KX5  The Jeweler,  NELSON, B.C.  BATHS IN CONNECTION.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  J.K.CLARK,  MINES  and MINING  LIGHT    TO    HKAL  'HE    LUN<!S.  What appears to be something in the  nature of a revival of the old "blue  glass cure," which attracted a great  deal of attention all over the world  some years ago, is the new method of  treating diseases which is now being-  exploited by Dr. Mount-Bleyer of New  York. The following descriptiou is  taken from a paper recently read by  him in that city:  "Pure air, sunlight and concentrated  electric light will improve any case of  tuberculosis. [ should say the best  thing a man dying of tuberculosis can  do is to buy an old greenhouse, put some  blue glass in the. roof and walk around  naked in the sunlight. But even this  treatment can be improved upon.  '��� I -was led to my electric light cure  by my experiments on animals. Then  I took men and women who had tuberculosis, and placed them in houses especially constructed with blue glass  roofs; in fact I built a solarium at Liberty, N. Y.���a great glass building,  ���which looks like a horticultural conservatory. My patients were drooping  plants, which I attempted to nurture.  They walked around in the rays of the  blue sunlight, and improved wonderfully. Most of them got well.  "'' Then, I argued, if blue light was so  beneficial to consumptives, why not  provide it for them artificially and in  concentrated form? I procured a powerful arc-light concentrating lantern. Its  candle power must have been 10,000. I  used it on my consumptive animals,  sending its rays through blue glass.  The effect was remarkable. The beasts  were made well much more quickly  than in blue sunlight. It was equally  beneficial to human patients.  " Next I dispensed with the blue  glass. Instead I caused the light to  pass through large, jars filled with  clicmtcl lluids. which absorbed all the  light rays in I he lower end of the .spectrum, for I found that only the blue,  the indigo and the violet ray*, exert an  influence on the tnovcineni of the pores.  " If a vessel containing a deep colored  solution of ammonialed copper oxide,  which transmits only blue or violet  rays, be placed between the source of  light and the cultivated spores, the  spores are seen to react, just as they  will when placed in contact with ordinary white light. On the other hand,  they do not react, at all to light which  has passed through bichromate of potassium solution, through the yellow  vapor of a sodium flame or through  ruby or red glass. 1 am able, therefore,  to control the  reaction of spores  under  Philadelphia has a tramp named Max  Shelling, who has some original ideas  upon  the subject of   proper   clothing.  When arrested last week, upon Police |  Officer Heddleson devolved the duty of  searching him:    First he went through \  the pockets of an overcoat: then through j  those of three other coats, four vests,  and three pairs of trousers. In addition j  to this Shelling defied the heat through I  the thickness of three  flannel  shirts. |  The search occupied over an honr.Hed- j Reports, Examinations and Manage-  dleson's hands going through sixty-two j  pockets, which yielded three loaves  of j  bread,  scraps of meat, one   pound of  coffee, a complete toilet set of brush,  comb and tooth brush, but no soap; apples, blackberries and a knife which its  o\vnei\claimed to  use as .a razor.    Despite the tremendous amount of clothing  he wore, Shelling claimed that in summer he is always cool and in winter always warm.    He never undresses,  always sleeping in full attire.  Get your Cigars  at the Cabinet  Cigar Store in  Nelson.  HOT  G..B. MATTHEW  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  L  arge  And  Comfortable  >ik    Rooms  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  Carry a complete stock of  FURNITURE!  and solicit orders from any part of the province.     Write for prices.  ment.  NEW DENVER,   -   3.0  RELIABLE  ASSAYS  Gold * .50 I Gold and Silver..S .7f>  Lend iiii I Gold.silv'r, eopp'r 1.50  Ssuni'lers li.v mail receive prompt attention.  Rich Ores and Bullion Bought,  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against lire. Rates $2.50  and ��3 per day.  COCKLE & PAP WORTH,  Proprietors.  FEED J. SQUIKE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Iiiberty for tho Spirit.  There is no safety for the truth, or for  anything; else, save in absolute liberty  for each man to see the truth, institutions, laws and God for himself, and to  speak what he sees with utter fidelity.  Nothing in the universe is so wicked or  wanton as the invasion of the citadel of  a man's soul by any kind of force or authority. Yet who of us does not m��et  threat, and who of us does not menace  the liberty of our brother the moment a  word is 6poken that crosses the existing  order? Where are the really free men���  men who are servile to no one and to  nothing, but who will see the truth for  themselves at all hazards and live it at  all costs? For them the universe existB  and travails; for them history toils; for  them the world's disinherited wait and  Btretch worn hands of hope.���George D.  Herron.        When Smallpox was Common.  1-1-2!) Kith St., Denver. Colo.  **��*aiB*-*yj*na!'xr'^  C. G.  BAKSR.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings aWays on hand.  f u/ifcrfir&sa none ?  AND  In a recent address on vaccination,an  English lady physician related some  curious stories illustrating' the prevalence of smallpox in England just before Jenner's time. In advertisements  for servants it was commonly stipulated  that they "must be of the Church of  England and have had the smallpox.'  The police,in advertising for the apprehension of a counterfeiter, gave as one  of the. marks of identification that the  fugitive hail "no pock holes." In a letter from a lady tu her son urging him  to find a husband for his voting daughter, the solicitous grandmother wrote  that she was not in favor of early marriages as a rule, hut this was an exceptional case, for "Angelina has not had  the smallpox, and at any moment her  chance of H'ettmg settled in life might  be entirely lost. Therefore, it is better  to get her married at once."  HEWER & CROFT,  Hauling and Packing to Mines,  and general local business.  WOOD    AND     COAL     FOR     SALE  Sew Denver,  B.  C.  PHOTOGRAPHERS  $ VANCOUVER and NELSON,   B.C. *0  That waken  everything"  but the Dead  At E. M. BRINDLE'S,  New Denver  ^M^������-��  DR.  MILLOY,  NTiST  ROSSLAND.  California  Wine Co.,  NELSON, B.C.  Wholesale  Dealers in  Choice Wines  and Fragrant  I igars  ew������������a����$����$������*��������������  Write for Prices.  Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenay  OUR CORSET DEPARTMENT   IS   UP-TO-DATE  IN   ALL  STYLES   AND  PRICES.  Fred. Irvine & Co.,  NELSON, B. C  MI LLIN E RY���ALL THE  LATEST    STYLES    AT  LOWEST  PRICES.  Hill Bros.  Manufacturers ol  and  Shingles  Why send East for your Dry Goods when you can purchase from us and have them by next day's mail, at  prices AS LOW, IF NOT LOWER, than the Departmental Stores of the East? We have one of the  largest stocks in all departments in the West���Buttons, Sheetings, Linens, Dress Goods, Silks, White-  wear, Corsets,   Gloves,   Ready-made  Shirts,   Costumes,   Carpets,   Floor   Oilcloths, Linoleums, Curtains.  Window Shades, Etc.       Write for Samples and Our Prices.  SOLE AGENTS FOR       |  RCTTERICK  PATERNS,   ���  E ONLY RELIABLE.  Fred. Irvine & Co.,  NELSON, B. C.  9    MEN'S    FURNISHINGS  9  A SPECIALTY.  Orders   shipped  to all   parts  Country.      Mill  at  head  ���Slocan Lake. ���  A   I'roposiil.  Young men in search of a model letter of proposal may be inclined to adopt  the following. It was actually written  by a young Irish farmer;���  ���'Dear Miss,���1 havebeen in love with  you for a long time,and take this opportunity   to   inform   you   by letter, and  Postoffice address, Rosebery.  New Denver  Transportation  & Light Co.  PALMA ANGRIGXON,  PROPRIETOR,  2w��cOstlluzxi <&r Co  SLOCAN CITY, U. C.  Heavy and Shelf Hardware.        Jessop's and Canton Drill  Steel.        Stoves, Tin and Granite Ware.  We are riandlinp- all kinds of  light rays merely by interposing va  rious solutions in the path of ths light ' would you like to court for marriage.  ���' Now, there is no difficulty in passing ' If so, I would like to have you if yon  the ravs through the human trunk to j are not spoke for. And if you are spoke  the lungs. We know that the j for, is your sister spoke for? You and  cathode, rays force their way through j she is both so hansom it is hard to tell  opaque bodies that ordinarily arrest j which is the handsomis. I have got a  the transit  of sunlight,    i.'nrntgen   has ; little  farm,   an'   don't  von   think I am  General Draying: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.  Saddle Horses and Pack Animals.  Feed Stables at New Denver.  SLOCAN CITY  Furnishes accommodations  to the traveling public  equal to any on Slocan  Lake. Comfortable beds  and tasty meals. The best  brands of liquors and  cigars on the market.  TH0S. LAKE, Prop.  Blasting-, Mining and Sporting Powders.    Also Blacksmith's  Coal.    Lumber, Sash and Doors. ''  Brewers of Fine Lager Beer and Porter���the best in the land.    Correspond-  solicited.   Address--  R. REISTERER & CO., Nelson, B.C.


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