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Array &fc**vw��..���vy\. __���'������_. -������__ 1  Volume VII.   No   28.  NEW DENVER, B. C, APRIL 12, 1900.  Price, $2 00 Year  ��?as98?8s��tf��9 m^s^ism^sis^mu^\  LOGAN N  S3  Camp Gossip Concentrated for the Benefit of the  Paid-Up Subscriber.  afB-ssKssswassa 88 S8 ssafegssssN^  LOCAL    CHIT-CHAT.  Rev. Mr. Duncan will preach in the  Presbyterian church next Sunday evening, at 7.30 o'clock.  The steamer Slocan's wild-cat is dead.  It was a genuine cat, although it was  not 1,500 feet square.  Hammond Bros , of Sandon, have sold  their business to Tom Lane and gone  to Nome City in Alaska.  The Slocan Drill appeared at Slocan  City last-Friday. It is filled with local  and mining news of that part of the  Slocan.  ���Bob Nesbitt is said to be in jail at  Grand Forks for telling the truth. Some  editors ought to be there for not telling-  the truth.  Mrs. Grahame.of Thomson's Landing,  spent a few days in  town  last week  Mrs. Grahame was New Denver's  first  school teacher. ���  Scott Macdonald died in Spokane last  week of consumption. He made a  fortune out of the Payne and other  Slocan properties.  Theatre goers should patronize good  companies, and boycott bad ones. By  this means New Denver will secure nothing but good attractions.  J. L. Graham, one of the best officers  the B. C. government ever had, has returned to All in afterspending'uhe winter  with his family at Revelstoke.  A small effort was put forth to fill in  the draw on Belleview avenue last  week. This depression could easily be  filled and the good work should not  stop where it is.  E. J. Robie, the well-known and fashionable tailor, of Nelson, will be in New  Denver to-day and to-morrow, looking up  old friends, and incidentally taking orders  for tlie latest in coats, waistcoats and  trousers,  More than ioo seats have already been  taken for the Louise Hrehanv Operatic  Company. There is every promise that  this evening's performance will excell  anything in the concert line ever given  in New Denver.  Work was resumed on the Frisco on  the 1st inst , after a brief suspension  awaiting the coming down of the snow.  Four men are. now employed with the.  prospect ol* the force, being further increased in the near future.  A record office is not run for the  benefit of loafers and rubbernecks, and  the public, should transact business  there in front of the counter. The  other part of the office is only for the  use. of officials in the employ of the,  government.  The initial steps were taken 'fuesdav  evening looking to the organization of a  New Denver foot ball club. .Several  enthusiasts gathered together and subscribed 50 cents each lo get the thing  going. Cashier Cribbs was chosen treasurer. Officers will be elected and the  club regularly organized some night, this  week.  by the Rev. C. 1<\ Yates, at St. Mark's  church, Xakusp, on-Monday, April 9th.,  Captain Albert Porsland, of the C. P. R.  Steamer 'Minto,' was united in marriage  to Alfrida "M. Nilssou, of Nakusp. Immediately after the ceremony the Captain  /and his bride left on the Steamer 'Ross-  land' for a wedding trip through the  boundary country.  In the past few weeks Ernest Mansfield has raised 835,(100 in England for  investment   in    Nelson   industries.    A  SLOCAN    WINKKAL.    FLO.VI  Machinery is being put in at the Surprise. ���,' ,.  The main tunnel on the Corncracker is  in over 200 feet..  A rich strike is expected on the Iron  Plorse, Ten Mile.  Frank Walsou lost in his suit against  the Arlington Mines.  There are 30 men working at the two  camps in Camp Mansfield.  The Wakefield will soon be shipping  20 tons of concentrates a day.  Several of the imported men at the  Payne have'quit and returned, to Minnesota.  The Slocan Star is making preparations  to recommence operations. The force  employed will be about 100 men.  At the Arlington, on Springer creek,  there are 24 men working. The property  continues to improve as work progresses.  A three-quarter interest in the Two  Friends, on Springer creek, has been  handed to Thurston and Williams for  $18,000.  Work is to he resumed on a large  scale on the Fontenoy in Camp Mc-  Kenny. Many Slocan people are interested in this property.  For the first three months of this year  200-1J^ tons of ore were shipped over  the K. & S. R'y. In March the shipments over that road amounted to 858jV  tons.  The bunkhouse at the Hartney is i  now occupied. It is provided with  many conveniences that the men have  hitherto had to get along without. This  property is showing up better with  every foot that is driven, and ore is  showing in every opening.  Tom Lonigau and Bill Seady will commence operations on the Great Eagle this  week. This claim is near Three Forks  and was at one time called the Grey Eagle.  There is a 60-foot shaft on the property,  and some of the best specimens in the  camp have been taken out of it.  strong speech for the road, stating that  the company would accept the clause  prohibiting- the export of ores from  Canada aiid also prohibiting the sale or  leasing of the road to the Canadian  Pacific. I (ail way. Ross Robertson  strongly endorsed the bill.  T. G Shaughnessy. CI'. R., after  pointing out what his company had  done already, said he did not object to  this road on the grounds of competition  hut because he wanted a free hand in  those districts so that he would be able  to treat the mine owners liberally and  reduce freight rates. He could..not do  so if another railway warn let in there.  as he. would have to make terms with  it as to rates. Tupper opposed the bill  on the, grounds that the Canadian Pacific Railway should be considered.  Blah made a strong speech in favor  .of the bill. He said that the time had  arrived when the committee should say  whether it was going to refuse any  charters southward. If ever it was intended to give railway connection to  the south, there would never be an  occasion when a more cogent reason  for doing so would he given than today.  He was amused at Shaughnessy's cry  for a free hand, ff there was anything  in that argument it was that the. Canadian Pacific Railway should never have  been allowed to exist, but that a free  hand should have been given to the  Grand Trunk Railway. What Shaughnessy feared from this road was competition, and he might as well admit it.  Despite this strong appeal, the bill  was defeated. There were thirty Liberals, six Conservatives and three Independents who voted for the bill.  by executive officers, who explained  the new scale and urged the men to  carry it out to the letter until the year  is ended. Nearly 30,000 men will be  benefitted by this new scale, which goes  into effect on Monday. It calls for an  advancement of about 20 per cent, and  the establishment of an eight-hour  working day.  gL^28fZ^38fBSTSS SS.SS SJ3SSS&SSSJS23  Trail  Creek MiK.es.  The following statement of the output  of the Trail Creek mines during the past  six years is from a valuable compilation  by Horace F. Evans, statist:���  The Total Output.  Tons Ore. Value.  1894       l,85(i    % 75,5-20  1895     19,693 702,859  1896     38,075  ��>$ Evidence that the Lav/ is Acceptable to the Money r&  Holders at Home and Abroad. ��**  1897.  1S98.  1.899.  68,801  111,282  180,300  1,2-13,360  2,007,280  2,470,811  3,211,400  Values Respective Metals.  1894...  1895...  Silver.  $ 3,314  27,021  50,830  65,821  94,539  169,000  Copper.  $  12,738  72,385  <-��� 79,030  90,079  629,411  1,114,000  IN TK It EST I NO     CON C K NT RAT KS.  Gold.  ..$     59,568  ..     602,952  1896 1,104,500  1897..... 1,940,480  1898..... 1,746,861  1899 1,928,000  Ore Shipments. 1899.  Gross     Av. Men  Tons.       Value.     Empl'd.  Le Roi 92,500   $1,250,000     350  War Eagle...63,500 1,143,000 250  Centre Star.. 16,700 221,475 75  Iron Mask. .. 5,378 70,268       40  Average values of ore per ton:���Le Roi,  nearly $13.50; War Eagle, estimated $18;  Centre Star, 815.25; Iron Mask, $13.25.  Shipments from other mines amounted  to 2,222 tons, valued at $180,300.  Fighting Joe Martin.  A German authority estimates that  almost a third of humanity speak the  Chinese Ianguag(i. and that the Hindu  language is spoken by more that 100.-  000.000.  Wear-Admiral Lord Charles Beres-  ford's fifty-fourth birthday occurred on  February 10th. He entered the. Britannia as a cad (it in 1850, and in 1897  became Wear-Admiral.  It is asserted that nowhere in the  world is so much candy consumed as in  the I'nited States. During the last year  figures show that the output of their  sweets amounted to 875,000,000.  SLOCAN"    OIJJ5    Sirrr.VKNTS.  The total amount of ore shipped from  the Slocan from Januarv 1, .1899, to  June 30, 1899, was 15,113 tons. From  July 1, 1899. to Dec. 31, 1899, the shipments were 4,310 tons. Following are  the shipments from January 1, L900, to  Mar. 31 :  I'liyiu-   AuH'i'k'Hii Boy  Lust. Cliancu.'..  Sunshine   Qumi  Boss   Kituiblcr   Snrprisu   Hath   I.uckv Jim   l''|..ri,"l;l   I! X A   Oilisnii    .. .  I! ���-mi   M.-ll'tlH'V   ('���um-IIm   Kmily Kdilli   V.'nirouvcr   Kni'T|ir.sr   Arliiiirlnii. .   .  Black  I'l-iiiiv..  Week  l.'.'i  til  Tot. I  ::.','. n  ill  L'n  s-ir,  ���tL'l  ls '  ���J'l  JS  7:i  :ss  l't  ���jii  IS 1  ���>it  ���Hi  ���2 1  L''l  '.' t-1  -.���<'-> j  <i:l 1  The Detroit Street'Railway is handling such a large express and freight  traffic that it intends building depots  along the line where this business can  be, handled to better advantage.  American ships built in 1899 numbered 951. and they had a gross tonnage  of 2'i7,ii-l:2 tons. This is very close to  1898, when one ship more was built,  and the tonnage was only 42 tons  less.  The I'niversify of Illinois has opened  a school for instruction in corn growing. Two hundred farmers are already  in attendance, and it is expected six-  hundred will attend before the session  is over.  St. Stephen's Clinreh   Services.  short morning service  On Good Friday  will be held at 1 1 o'clock,   and  evensong  and   address   at S o,clock.     On   Sunday,  morning service at rr o'clock, evening at  7:30 o'clock.    Appropriate. Faster  music  both   morning   and   evening.    As   these  services   will    lie    the    last    held   in   St.  ~7~T~. 1 Stephen's church until some time in M;iv,  I 1 unless clergy arrangements can be made'i  ��� it   is   hoped   the   citizens  generally   will  ��� i attend.    Gifts o.f cut flowers for alter and  acific Wailway put ujij chancel   decorations   will   be   thankfully  a red hot fight against the. Kettle River! received and acknowledged.     Donors will  Valley Wailway and the result was that j kindly send them to the church 011 Satur-  it was knocked  out.  last  Thursday in I d;  the  railway  committee on a vote of 39 I  Total tmis       ,;,.  Klin.-kcd   Out   Ajjaiii.  ie Canadian  ���y  av evening.  Presbyterian Review:���This is one of  the most interesting characters of Canadian  political  life.    What a figure he  would have been in the French Revolution !    It is not necessary,  as it is well  mgh impossible, to pronounce upon the  policy of the man.    It is difficult to discover any policy in the chaos of   British  Columbia politics save that of trying to  obtain power.   Is there any other  man  in Canada or elsewhere who could have  done what this man has done?   He was  a very  prominent  figure  in   Manitoba  politics.   It is said  that  he saved the  Greenway Government from defeat in at  least one crisis.    He  was  the  fighting  man in the Cabinet.    It is said he fought  inside the Cabinet as well as outside  When  he went   to   Ottawa   he   made  everything lively there.    Too lively for  many.    When   Laurier's   Government  was formed Martin  was  left out.   He  went to  British Columbia���a thousand  miles from his former scene of  battle.  British  Columbia   was soon in a whirlwind,   out of  which  emerged  Joseph  Martin.   Sometimes  he was defeated:  sometimes   victorious.    Sometimes   he  had a few followers;   sometimes  hardly  any.    He was  fighting   all   the   time  Every one knew he was fighting all the  time.    Out-,   wonid   imagine   that  like  Henry of Navarre he would be a cheerful fighter with a smile always hovering  about him.    He is Premier at last.  One  wonders what would happen if lie were  to visit the. Maritime Provinces in turn,  then Quebec and finally Ontario. Would  he destroy  all   the   Governments:''   Of  the good or bad qualities of the man we  have nothing to  say.    But  among' the  men of the time   passing   like  shadows  through life's brief   drama   there   is no  more unique or   pirt uresque  character  than Joseph Martin.    One is irresistibly  drawn in thought to   Stevenson's   character of Alan Breck crying mil in   glee,  after the bloody fight, to his companion  David: "Am I no a bonny lighter:'"  New Itnilway  L.ojfislatioii.  The success with which Ernest Mansfield put through several mining deals  recently in London is indicative of the  readiness of English and French capitalists to put their money into British  Columbia Mr. Mansfield had no difficulty in interesting the moneyed men  and he fioatodmany good propositions  within the past two months. He will  return to B. C. this month and in all  likelihood will be in a position to acquire  other developed mining properties.  It is very evident that British capital  is  seeking investment  here and that  the investors are fully prepared to meet  the changed conditions in mining attributable to the enforcement of the eight  hour law.   As an  evidence of this we  quote from the B. C. Review, a London  mining paper of established weight:���  The position of labor in British Columbia ha3 received much attention lately  from investors and others interested in  the development of this  portion  of the  Dominion of Canada on account of the  adoption   of   the   eight-hour   law   for  miners working underground in metalliferous mines, and the consequent disturbance in the industry and decrease  of the output.    Incursion   of American  enterprise and capital has been followed  by a large immigration  from  Eastern  Canada, and the business interests of  the mining districts are largely   in the  hands of citizens,  by  whom, also, the  labor market is supplied in the  industries subsidiary to actual mining-.   The  miners   are   still   largely   alien.   The  eastern   population   is gradually controlling   the   government   of   British  Columbia, and assimilating it to eastern  methods and ideas, while the conditions  of industry are becoming more modern  every day.   The miners employed over  the   whole   Pacific  Northwest are.  an  industrial   unit   federated   in   a   very  strong   association    having   its    headquarters in Butte, Montana.    The  profits actually obtained, and  the outlook  for profitable  investments  is so  satisfactory that  the  mining  industry will  sooner or later adapt itself to  the  new  conditions even if these are more onerous.    And although harm has been done  there, is a counter-balancing good.  The  late government had a sharp  lesson as  to the care which should   be exercised  in trying industrial   experiments   without sufficient enquiry into   their  differ  ent effects  under  differing  conditions;  the, laboring populations  have learned  that justice  and  fair  dealing are  the  characteristics of their  employers, but  that undue interference with  economic  conditions will have   effects on   capital  i disastrous   to   the   interests   of  labor.  While the public opinion of the country  is confirmed to the belief that to   insure  I progress it is bust: to make haste, slowly.  i there is no new coun'rv which presents  i so great attractions to the highest grade-  There are two ways of reaching Omin-  eca.    One is via As hero ft and Quesnelle  and the other by the Skeena river.   By  this latter route one has  to  travel 200  miles over a. trail. There is talk of constructing a wagon road  via the Skeena  river route this summer.  If this waggon  road is built it will be via Hazelton to  Manson.   Besides  this,   there  is a bill  pending before the provincial legislature  for  a charter for a railway which is to  be bnilt by the Skeena river route.  Mr.  Singlehurst and his syndicate have been  interested in the mines in the Omineca  country for the past three years, and he  came to Rossland for the purpose of securing eight or ten experienced  quartz  miners who will he put to work developing some of the mining properties owned  by the syndicate.  LAKKSUPKBIOKORE  OUTPUT.  An output of 18,500,000 gross tons of iron,  ore is to be credited to the  Lake Superior  region  for the  year  1899.     Official  returns from  dock managers  at all the  shipping ports show  a total  movement  by  water of  17,901,358  tons, to  which  will be added 500/100  to 600,000  tons of  all-rail shipments.  The great increase in  lake commerce during the last year will  be understood  when it is noted that the  ore movement alone is 32 per cent, in excess of 1898.    The total movement, lake  and rail, in 1898 was  14,024,673 tons;   in  1897,12,469,638 tons,and in 1896,9,934,828  tons,so  that there  has  been   almost a  doubling up of shipments in  four years.  The output in 1898  was a little over  14  million tonsjin 1897,less than 12i millions  and  in 1896  less than ten  millions.    In  four years the output haslincreased about  80 per cent.  What  Kelllc 8ays.  J. M. Kelhe, M.P.P., in a letter published in the Kootenay "Mail," makes  an interesting* statement. He says:���  "A man who will act in the dual capacity of Attorney-General of the Province  and legal adviser for a client when  authority and interest seemingly conflict, is not presumably a fit man to  control the destinies of the Province.  This occurred first in the case of the  Sandon townsite, the crown grant to  which was obtained several years ago,  under peculiar conditions, yet Jots  Martin, but one year ago, while drawing* a Government salary of $4,000 per  annum, was retained by J. M. Harris,  the .alleged owner of the townsite, and,  though knowing the, imperfect nature  of the title, while, acting as Attorney-  General, took no steps to recover the  Sandon townsite to the Province.''  Strike   in   Vuneouver.  if  laboring  men  '.<>v   is    there  anv  , P-M -s  -.���f that city wishes that the Mans  field1 family was more numerous in B C.  i Still a New Denver man remarked   not  long ago that Mansfield was a fake in  'his estimation. Mansfield seems to  Lhave lived, although chickens have not  [changed their habit of coining home to  roost.  for to 82 against, a majority against of  13 The. fight which lite C.P.R. put up  was not in committee but beforehand  On the other hand there was no pres-  suie behind the Kettle Wiver scheme,  except Avhat was done by its advocates  .n parliament. Bostock, who has never  .-altered in looking after the interests  of his constituents, showed plainly that  it was in the interests of his constitu-  omts that the bill should pass. Pie gave  statistics to  show  the increase  which  was taking-place in exports, and pointed  Williams does not boycott anyone. The I out that both the Canadian Pacific Wail-  rotund capitalist is just as welcome in his j way and the   Kettle   Wiver   road   were  I store as the tramp who drops in to spend j wanted in the Boundary Creek  ro'-ion.  his last nickle for a bunch of cigarettes.     [Walter    Barwick,    Toronto,    made    a  An   l')xoellen( ."Mixture.  Smith's (ilasgow Smoking' Mixture is  a tobacco that will not burn the tongue,  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.  The Kiffht-JTour Day.  where the co  ion tin social questions which gives a  more solid guarantee of adequate protection to tint interests of capital. Ami  the experience it has had with the  eight-hour   law,    unfortunate   jM   some  respects, has strcuirthened belli of tlie.se  characteristics of the. industrial situation  l)utiiiet-;i   fiolcl    I'l'iipiii-t i'-s  Ottawa, April 5.��� Blair  introduced aj -���-  bill to-day to amend the   Wailway   Act. j     S. Arden Singlehurst, who represents  The   first  clause   exempts   street   and j a New York syndicate, in   the  Omineca  The    painters,    bricklayers,     stonemasons and   carpenters   in   Vancouver  a re on strike.    The building' contractors  nservatism of public   opiti   ' , ,    ,   ,     ,,        1,1       - ,.1 ���  '.     .     .   '       ' have   acceded   to  tlie   demands   of the  carpenters and allowed the   boss painters to patch matters up with the   paint  ers' 11 iiinii, bur   declared   war   with  the  iirick layers and  and decided to ;  could by turninv.'  stonemasons union,  'o on as well as they  to   worlc   themsftlves  and getting all those available  the union to help them.  o  utside  I'otiiKl  :i   New   l'.ii t-j<!i in   Counter.  Did  vou  electric railways from the operation  of  the Railway Act.    Another clause, is to  district, says the syndicate which he re- j little boy said  presents is interested   in gold and silver j the twins:-'"  hear    what  when   thev  Whimptoirs  showed him  prevent railways from exploiting  town I quartz locations and hydraulic propusit-  The establishment of an eight-hour  working day by the coal miners brought  about almost complete idlenesss in the  Pittsburg district today. Thousands of celebrators held meetings  in   many   places,   and   worn  addressed  sites of their own and sidetracking  other towns. Another clause is to secure uniformity of rules. Provincial  roads which fail to be operated, can be  sold by the province under certain conditions.   Smith's 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. 1 ed  See that vour tobacconist  keeps it. I of  ions in   that section.     It is a retried  that j  has many rich mines. It is situated near;  the  5-th   parallel of latitude, and   is in j  the   drainage   belt of   the   Peace   river.  The area in which most   of   the  minin-r  has taken place  is about 50 miles in  diameter. The mines are. on the upper portions  of the  Oerniansen. Omineca   and  Manson   rivers.     The  country   is   billy  rather than mountainous.   The hills are  covered with dense forest. It isconsider-  one of the most inacessible sections  British Columbia.  No.     What, was it ?"  "lie   said :    -There .'  getting bargains again.  .Mamma's been  The. bottom of the Pacific befw -en  Hawaii and California issaidi..'>e so  level that a railway could b.- laid for  5'H.i miles without grading avy'vliori*  Get Queen City Pawn   I-".** 1-1i 1 iv��������� -1- and  Nitrate of Soda for gardens at Nelson's.  Between the two lower falls of the  Nile  rain  has never been experienced.  Wanted. ��� A nurse girl. Apply. Slocan Hospital. %  THE LEDGE. NEW DENVER. B.C.. APRIL 12,  I POO.  Seventh Year  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months s ���">���'  Six "  .-.  1-2S  Twelve  " -'-��'  Three yeaks -  -.'.-CO  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  *lways acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something ��ood  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot,' and we will do the rest  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  fBURSDAY,   APRIL 12.   1900.  LET    IT    ALONK.  We championed the cause of the  miner in the recent fight for an eight  hour day.    We truly  believe   that  eight hours is long enough, if not too  long, to work underground.    We believe that an  eight  hour shift will  tend to make miners better mentally  and physically.    We took the side of  the miners on  this question without  the promise of a reward of any kind,  monetary or otherwise.    For this we  have been condemned by many, and  in one or two cases boycotted.    We  do not mind a boycott,   as it works  both ways.    Any individual who does  not like our style can spend his money  with the journalistic scabs and curs  who   are  always eager to scrunch  anything   that   is thrown to them.  Any individual ,who is in  sympathy  with our way of doing things should  not be bashful in showing his appreciation.    We do not see any necessity  of further agitation over the  eight  hour law.    After months of talk the  mines of Kootenay are again in operation, and if jackleg politicians,   and  a black press that advocates  white  slavery will keep their mouths and  pens quiet there will  be  no further  trouble.    The day is not far distant  when all but bull-headed bigots ,wU\  see Ihe advantage of a  reform, that  will improve the condition of the men  who,   away from  the sunlight and  pure air pound the drill in dark places  in order that fat capitalists may continue to loll in luxury, and keep their  lily-white hands unstained by everything,   except the ink  with  which  they write their cheques.  so low in production that only with  great difficulty would yellow journalism be kept up to its present high  standard. Hangman would be in  rags, and the song "Dear father,  come home with me now," would no  longer be sung in public. The temperance lecturer's profession would  be thrown over the dump. He could  no longer, in a bell-toned voice, tell  an excited populace about the jag  that is like ozone from heaven when  in its youth but full of hell in its old  age. Gamblers would receive a  serious jolt. Without their ally they  could not rob their victims so easily.  The ladies of the oldest profession on  eart i would be ruined. In fact, the  horrors of the situation are too harrowing to further contemplate and  we will drift into another phase of  the question.  Poverty and  the treating custom  are the cause of most of the drunkenness so prevalent in  christian  countries.    Alcohol is alright when  it is  used   in   certain   quantities.     So is  nitric acid.    While  we  have   been  asked to drink booze a million times,  no one has ever said to us:   "Let us  take a quinine cocktail, or an arsenic  bracer."    These   are   all   beneficial  when properly used, but it has never  been the custom to use them for treating purposes.    If poverty and  treating were done away  with,   and the  liquor business   conducted  with salaried dispensers by the government  there   would   be no cause for complaint  by. any   one.    The   state   of  South Carolina conducts its own liquor  business and it lias proved a success.  In that state all liquor is tested by a  chemist, put up in sealed bottles, and  sold   in    government   dispensaries.  Anybody who wants to buy can do  so, except minors,intoxicated persons  or habitual drunkards.    No liquor is  sold after sundown, and it is not allowed to be drunk on  the  premises.  There is no  treating in that  state,  and. exeept when they go fishing the  inhabitants seldom get intoxicated.  The system  works better than any  other yet introduced in America and  is worthy of extension.  those active twins, black jack and  horse poker. A calamity of this kind  would be disastrous to the Monte  Carlo of the Slocan.  Bateritft.fan, ^JI>JHf,,*l��.:Wl> 1> *gllT^'*T>.*>^'CT*��J*ai��^^^|-w^.l^^^  A  rotten   bridge  caused a freight  train wreck on the Spokane Falls &'\  Northern   Railway   the   other   day.  The passenger train had passed over  it a short time before.    The manage-1  ment   of this road must  be incom-1  patent or too grasping to care for the  safety of their patrons.   It is no wonder that passengers are afraid to rid*  on this road from Nelson to Spokane.  They not only have to put up with  wretched cars and rough riding" but  it would now appear that they are  lucky to get through alive.  ink-off  Why He Trekked.  It S  Johnny   (entering   parlor)���Oh,  you, is it?   Why, 1 thought���-  Mr,   Softleigh��� Von  thought   what,  Johnny?  Johnny���I   thought   it   was   one  of  them fellers from South Africa. j  Mr. Softleigh���-What made you think 1  that, my little many ' j  Johnny���Why, Sis said that she was  goin��* to try  and get rid of a Boer  night.  And Mr  K..tal>lish��*d   1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    : 1,102,792.72  HKAU' OFFICK,    MONTKEAL.  Kt. Hon. Lord Strathcona a.id Mount Rofal, G-.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  E. PITT, Manager  tnr  Smoke  Softleigh trukked soon after. (  KK��  les  Smith's  HOW    IT    STICKS.  KSSAY    ON     BOOZKRINK.  Now that, temperance societies have  arrived in the Slocan  it  will  not be  foreign to make a few remarks aboiii  the liquor business.    For many years  well meaning people have been striving to  drive  the  whiskey  business  into a corner and choke it to a finale.  They have not succeeded.    Prohibition has failed  because  the  human  family do not like to be compelled to  keep  sober.    Many  of them   would  rather be drunk and retain their freedom.    Temperance   societies   are of  little use.    They are principally used  as sparking  schools and a  place to  read the minutes of the last meeting.  Their influence upon the suppression  of the boozerine traffic, and  the preventing of red noses, scarcely assays  a trace.    They all damn the gin mill,  and picture its proprietor as being an  advance  agent of  that  well-known  venerable but active individual,commonly designated by  the  cognomen  of Old Nick.    The gin mill, as a rule,  is a nice place to look at, and the proprietor no  worse than the average  smelter   test   of   other   people.    His  business   is   legalized   and  he sells  liquor because there is money for him  in  doing so.    Some saloon  men do  more good in the world  than  many  It is wonderful how the lessons  taught a boy or girl at a mother's  knee will stick to them through all  the journey over life's rough trail.  Even scarlet women, those martyrs  to a wrong social system, do not forget them. In the flush days of Kaslo,  when wine, women and cards never  went off shift, a keeper of a red-curtained joint always read her prayer  book on Sunday, while another would  not take bread from the baker on  Sunday, because her mother had  taught her it was wrong; still another  would not sell liquor because she did  not think it was right. Thus we see  how early training sticks, even to  those who, while not moral, are still-  inclined to be more or less  religious.  f ���1'  r  ����� Louise  Brehaney  *^rp^Wca>s PaVoWt^ prrrpa  D��nna  Assisted by a .superb coierii: of artiste in a choice  musical prof-ram.   c-om-hidiiij.'- with a   portion of the   ?K Martha  BEAUTIFULLY COSTUMED  Bosun Hatt  ThJs'gvenJns  Q las grow  .We have a very nice line of Cretans and  Prints just received which are. we think,  very much better in every way than yon  have seen in this section. Also some very  pretty rolls of Japanese Silk, Lawns and  Muslins.    And. above all.   you should see  Di ess Skirts  Spring Jackets  They are cut in   the   latest   fashions and  provided with all  the  latest attachments.  In our Grocery Department we have the  purest goods and the best brands, FRESH  always. We supply the mines around  New Denver, and strive to plea.se patrons.  %%^v%^ww**%v^^v%^%  I  moking  .NOTHING    NEW.  An editor who is aggressive and  flashes the light of truth on the rotten  souls of shallow-pated frauds is always  sure to be maligned by these human  curs. They will squirt harmless  venom much the same as a reptile  spits at you when you step on its tail.  It may poison their own mouths but  does an editor no injury. The more  he stirs up shams and fakirs the more  will he be abused. There is nothing  new about this. The same state of  things has existed ever since hell  overflamed and let loose on this earth  a band of liars, fakirs, backbiters  and iron-galled dead beats.  OoodSeeds  GOOD GROUND  Good  Results  *?  This is Fl-uitiiif; Time: und we   tin*, in-epnred with a coni'ili-H-  stock of the BEST Gurdon and l-'lowu.r Seeds on the market.  ^ Onion Sets. Etc.     Get tin-Best while tin-stock is new. ��  Fishing Tackle  when bought of us is sure to be the latest and best that  can he purchased" of Croft & Sons, Toronto.  See. our new stock of flies.  m\M*t?tJXm?C&a*^xz^ym^��*  HOW OBTAINED:  The first is always in  stock at Nelson's Drug  and Book Store. . . .  ���iml ymi will  i'rv(*  rlu*. (iclight thai  ciiiics from -rural  Tobai'cn.  in  t  ^BOURNE BROS.,  New Denver, B. C.V  THE WM. HAMILTON MANUFACTURING CO., LIMITED  FROM   THK  KDITOK'S  UPIM-'K STOPK.  The second by work-  ins' the ground well  and sowing some Nitrate of Soda on it as  a fertilizer.  ......  The third is a natural  sequence.   C. F. NELSON  NEW DENVER, B.   C.  ie newspapers of the United States  j are howling because the trust put up  who preach more, and do less.    As a j the pi.ice of- pape, on them   Althou8-h  compare,-(. je. on paper there is no josh  about  class in Kootenay they wi  lavorablv with the  other  residents, j  One or two of them ought to sleep  in ���  buildings   where   the   windows are]  barred,but then vou wili occasionally I  ������  j  find parsons who should be in the:  same secure. lodging house. One or;  two black specks will not materially;  a fleet the light of the moon.  The abolition of the sale and use of  boozerine under the social system o  SPRING JACKETS  it, and the newspapers are  now call-j    i.aiuks: r��n and .��-,. iiu-m.  Xnihin;--nicer,  ing upon Congress to do somethi-ig in ! x,.w stock just in, n-*w n-aiiy tv.ry.-ui- infection  E B. Dimlop  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  Children's Mail- Cutting a Specially.  SLOCAN   CITY, - - B.  C.  PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO,  CANADA.  The Cifton House,  Sandon.  Hiisiiiiiple iu-eominorhitioiis fur ;i hu-ire nuinher of people. The rooms ui'i* l-u'f,'i  ami jury, and the Dining Room is provided with evcryhin;.' in the markd  Sninple Kiinm.-: for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckle}', Prop  W. L. Jeffery  & Son  Workers in Tin, Copper and  Sheet Iron.  Air Piping and Mining;  Work a Specialty  Headquarters.   New Denver  =     I  the matter. As the press is to blame I  for the existence of trusts we do notj  think it is heroic to squal when they j  are hurt. Better take the medicine!  and form another trust.  Wm,  Thomlinson   wishes  to   state!  | that he has no political aspirations of I  Mrs. W. W. Merkley,  New Denver.  Travelers  Will Mini the  c  this a^e would cause untold misery  and suffering to the human family.  Many a policeman would become  like Othello, while early rising would  receive a knockout. Thousands of  gentlemen who now wear diamonds  would be (breed to put them in soak  and soil then hair with the sweat  ever present when manual labor  works its tfraft <>n man. Our jails  and lunatic asylums/wouid be tenanted by bats. The tfold cure would  become a lost art, while the names  of Scotch, Seagram, Walker and  Oooderham would soon be obsolete  Murder would sicken, and crime  fa I  j any kind.    Billy is an old-timer and j  j a yreat friend to the  Slocan.    He isj  ! thoroughly   in   sympathy   with    an I  i ���     - ..    ,       . .  iei^lit, hour shift for underground]  ! miners, and if he could come out as a j  I candidate in this riding lie would!  ! win in a walk against any ol the half!  ' made up candidates we have heard  ! spoken of for the silvery Slocan. :  The mora! wave is swishing* ag'ainst j  liossland. Open gambling- is to be!  stopped a nd the Cyprions moved out  of town. Stocks will not be affected.  Fears are even entertained in Sandon  that the wave may hit that city,  obliterate the dead line,   and   drown  Arlington Hotel  ' a |il(-ii<:uit place, to slo'i at when in  Slocan- City.  (tKTIIING .t IIKNDKKSON. i-ropi-iclm-!-.  *?  mil ok ���  I''"K   s.\|,|.;. ;  !  i  .inllN   CwKTTm'HK. j  NICW !)i-'XVKK.      !  Gre  Represent eighty-five per cent,    of    the    entire*    output   of really high-grade  bicycles made in  Canada  by  Canadian   mechanics  with  Canadian  machinery and have led for years in   material, workmanship and improvements  ntve  won  the  praise and patronage of the general public.  prai  F. L. CHRISTIE, L.L.B.  HA KRISTER,  SOLICITOR, Etc.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  K\r-iy Friiliiy at Silverton. SANDOX, H. C  that have  won  the  Agents everywhere.  Write for catalogue.  CANADA CYCLE & MOTOR CO., united.  Head Office. Toronto, Canada. Seventh Year.  THE LEDUE. NEW DENVER, B.C., APRIL 12   1900.  Till:    THHKK    SAINTS.  Tliey sat en the steps at the station  And waited for irains to connect;  A colporteur, eating his rations,  And a skipper  who   thrice  had been  wrecked���  And the'strangers struck upconversation.  One was wrinkled and hoary  And his face was the color of leather;  The other looked hungry and sorry;  And after they'd.talked of the weather  The skipper lit into his story.  "I'll tell vou three saints that I knowed  of,  What gave up their lives for   their  brothers���  A sort you may not have allowed of,  But beings what die to save others  Are beings for God to be proud of.  "The Sparrow, Captain James Bee,  In a fog off the Hatteras coast,  Was wrecked on a ledge to the lea,  Jirn stood like a rock at his post  And went down in a gulp of the sea.  "He helped us to build a big raft  And crowded her full as she'd float;  Then he sprang to the davits abaft  And lowered and loaded each boat,  But he stuck to the battered old craft.  "He saved every life but his own���  The women and children and crew;  Cheered when the last dory wab gone-  No room for him in her, he knew���  And he went, to the bottom alone."  "My friend," said the colporteur grim,  "Had  he made his  peace  with   the  Lord?"  The skipper looked   puzzled.    "What,  Jim?  Say, stranger, do you think that God  Would be mad at a feller like him?  "The neNt was iny friend, Andy Bell,  He worked in the Cumberland Coal,  A crowd had surrounded the well,  For the mine was on fire and the hole  Blazed up like the furnace of hell.  The men were imprisoned below  And the women were shrieking above,  The Boss shouted, 'Who'll face the foe?  'Who'll fly to the rescue for love?  And Andy remarked, 'J  can g*o.  "1 can die in the shaft, for I haint  Any father, nor mother, nor wife,"  And down in the bucket he went���  Saved fifty hy losing his life,  Now, I say Andy Bell was a saint.''  "Did he ask God," the colporteur cried,  "To aid him in fi<ditin��*  the  flames?"  ���'Now 1 think on't, ' the skipper replied,  "I heered Andy mention His name  More frequent than some would advise "  "Did he love Jesus, bow at  His shrine?  If so," said the preacher, "'tis well,"  But the skipper said "There was no sign,  But if Jesus didn't love Andy Bell  I don't want no Jesus in mine.  "The third was Newt Evans of Berne,  He took his engine to Prairie DuChesne  Saw a speck on the track at a turn  A nil he called to his stoker, Eugene,  "If that aint a brat I'll be durn!  "Yes, a baby, and making mud pies.  Mind the engine!' To the clang of the  hell  He ran forward anil reached out for the  prize,  Saved the gal?    Yes, but. parson, he  fell;  Both his legs wm-g cut off at the thighs."  W  m  the   blood ol* the  as he  washed  Lamb?'*  Asked   the  preacher,   "and   cleansed  from his sins?"  Tin.* skipper romaiked. "Amsterdam'"  Then he arose on his pins.  Gave the door of the statio" a slam.  He "walked to the. window���stood mute,  Wken the agent asked what lie desired,  He lapped on hio pate in salute  And turned his thumb back   and  in  quired  "Who in hell is that crazy galoot?'"  cloth, which .she proceeded to lay on the  wooden table ina bustling', womanlike  manner.  "A man mun have his vittles, coom  what may," she said in answer to his  inquiring" glance. "AT be, boond tha's  had n'owt sin' tha'coom lioam."  "A ha'n't thowt on it," said John  Emanuel, looking* a little brighter as  the bustling" woman raked up the low  fire and put on the kettle.  "Tlia-woan't find another HkeSoosani  in a hurry," she siurg-ested again as she  returned to the table. And John Emanuel nodded.  "Oop early and ta bed laate," she  went on, "an1 haard at it all th'time;  she wor a wonderful woman. What  wor she dooin' when she toombled off  th'ladder?"  "Whitewashing," said her husband  "A thowt as much."  "Well,'thoo'rt joost such another,"  suggested John Emanuel as he watched  her bustlingabout over the meal. " A' ve  often said to mj'self, Soosan anil Coosin  Sarah are th' only two wimmen as a'd  like ta see abawt ma plaace. ' I f Soosan  shood be took,' a've said to myself  agaan and agaan, 'Cousin Sarah's th'  lass as a shood maak Missis Smith.' "  The woman stopped in the act of  carving a. huge slice of bread.  "Tlia' doan't mean it, John Emanuel,"  she said, staring at him.  "A do that," said John Emanuel, with  determination, "but, of coorss, there's  Patrick in tha way now."  "Of coorse," said Cousin Sarah, going  on with her bread-cutting, and her tone  became more conversational again.  "Patrick coom with me as far as th'  hoose,'' she said. "He said he'd stop  an" snioak in th" garden. He's no good,  in time o' truhble, ain't Patrick."  "He's noa nearer marryin', I s'pose?"  said John Emanuel thoughtfully. Cousin  Sarah shook her head.  "Patrick's bone idle, a think."  "Then why doan't thee gib him oop?"  said the man, looking down at his boots.  "Give Patrick oop?   Whatever foer?"  said Cousin Sarah, with  an  excess of  innocence, and the man   still  stared at  his boots as he answered.  "Why, ta marry me, of coorse. A  shall want somebody ta fend an'to do  for me when Soosan's goan."  Cousin   Sarah   put   down  the knife  again to stare across at him.  ���'Dost tha mean it, John Emanuel?"  "A do," said he.  "Then a'll go and tell Patrick that a  caan't keep company wi'm any longer,"  said she briskly, and.she opened the  cottage door to put her plan into execution as she spoke.  John Emanuel looked meditatively  into the fire when she was gone. The  kettle was beginning to sing. The  cheap American clock seemed to tick  more cheerfullv.  "A wonder whaat Patrick 'il saa," he  remarked to himself aloud, and then he  stared into the hre again.  Cousin Sarah came back  just as the!  kctrle was be.o'iniiiiig In   boil,   and   she!  made a dash fur it   with   the  teapot in  her hand.  "Tha"s not taken long ahaat it,"' said  metallurgy at the Michigan College of j  Mines of this place.    So interesting was I  the specimen th'it Dr. Eoenig sent for  more from the same vein  and  has  de-j  voted much time to determining exactly !  the status of the new mineral,   for such j  it,certainly is.  nothing  like  it  having  ever before come under scientific observation.  Chemical analysis of the ore���which  has been named mohawkite by Dr.  Koenig.from the,mine where discovered  ���reveals an arsenide of copper, similar  to the domeykite, in connection with  which is also found an arsenide of  nickel, the two metals being* chemically  and not mechanically united in the  mutual embrace of the arsenic. Nickel  has occasionally been met with in small  quantities in Lake Superior ores, but  this is its first appearance on the southern shore of the lake in commercial  quantities. 'I he assays, as determined,  reveal an almost ideal composition for  an alloy of copper and nickel for which J  DON"     WANT    TO     STAY.  Jes' don' seem I want to stay'  Sence she went away.  Jes' don' seem as if I care,  Everything seems bare  Jes' don" seem ] want to stay.  Sun shines, bird sont  in th  air,  there is already a good demand.  Taking M'e Chances.  Jes' don' seem I care,  All th" music o" th" spring  Don" seem anything.  Used to love it, Van to-day  Jes' don' seem I want to stay.  \Valkin' roun' th" field to-day,  Don' look th' same way,  Cattle lowin', crop to spare,  Jes' seems I don' care.  Scent o' flowers an" new cut hay,  Jes' don' seem I want to stay.  Used to like to hear th; breeze  Rustlin' through the trees,  Thought th grass a' growing green  Prettiest thing I seen.  All changed sence she went away,  Jes" don' seem I want to stay.  ��� Foley in Bismarck Tribune.  The   Blizzard.  ('Iii'iif-;'*  I'arl ih-i-s .  Pall .Mall Magazine:���The club doctor  had gone away looking very serious  and promising to call again in half an  hour, after he had been to see another  patient. He was thinking that by that  time his patient might have died or recovered consciousness,in either of which  cases he would be able to express a  more decided opinion about her symptoms. At present they puzzled him,  and he contented himself with looking  grave, patting John Emanuel on the  back and telling him to keep up heart  and hope for the best. When he was  gone the husband sat and stared at the  fire with his empty pipe in his hand.  There was a certain enjoyment in the  knowledge that everybody in the village  would soon be talking about his wife's  accident.  "Tha naabors 'II inebbe coom in ta see  Soosan."' he said aloud reflectively, and  he. put down the empty pipe on the  mantel shelf with its cheap clock that  seemed to tick more loudly than usual,'  and its two pot dogs which smiled as  foolishly as ever in spite of the calamity  which had come to the house  There was a gentle tap at the door  before, he could sit down, and John  I-'inainuTs face, took a shade of deeper  gravity and importance as he crossed  the room to open it.  "Oh. it's thoo, Cousin Sarah," he said  as a buxom woman of tfo or so entered.  "A thawt th'news "d be getting roond  the plaace.''  "It's rare an*.sad news,"' said Cousin  Sarah as she. shut the door behind her  "A met th" doctor as a wor coomin" and  he says it'll be the end o' Soosan. Tell  us how it. coom abawt. They say as  thee fawnd "er when thee coom lioam  to tha tea."  "Viias,'' said John Finannel, shaking  his head slowly, "joost at th" foot o' th'  ladder, an'a thowt she wor dead. Hoo  long th' poor thing had bean thear a  don't know, but she ha'nt niooved a  syllabul since, an' a doan't think she  ever will."  "Tha won't find another like her in a  hurry," said Cousin Sarah.who had been  skirmishing around the place while she-  talked and had just discovered a table-  John Emanuel.    "Whaat does   Patrick  saa ?"  "Oh, lie doan't mind."  "Has he goan hoain?"  "Noa, he's talking ta that Mary Emily  .-i'uipple. next door over th' hedge "  '���A'ni glad he takes it kind,'" said the  man as he began his tea. "Tha's not a  wooman in these parts a'd like ta see in  Soosan's plaace but tha. Cousin Sarah,  ''"'.-.as maade this tea joost as she does,  and three loouips o" siijjar. too  "A s'pose you'll he burying Soosan  on tha Sunday.'* said Cousin Sarah.who  had been following a train of thought  of her own. "Tha better get th' coffin  maade in Yoark. It'll coom cheaper  than if Ilia give it ta Tompkins ta do.  He's rare an' deai. Whaat's th' matter,  John Emanuel?"  For the man was staring with a white  scared face toward the narrow, ladderlike steps that led up to the room above.  As she spoke she, too, heard the sound  of steps descending, and they both sat  with mouths ajar, staring.  The next moment they started simultaneously as a well-known voice said,  querulously:  "Here's a fine to do! Me lying in ma  bed till all tha daylight's goan, an' th'  outhoose nor haalf doon yet, joost be  cause a've had a bit of a fall off th' ladder. It's like thee. John Emanuel, j  laain'me there, in th" best clean sheets  \vi". my dirty shoon and cloaseon. Why,  whaat's tha to do now, that tlia looks as  if tha'd seen a boggie?"  Ten minutes later Cousin Sarah called  her former fiance, who was still conversing with a pretty pink-gowned  country girl over the hedge that divided  the front garden from the next.  "A maade a   mistake.   Patrick." she  said in a businesslike tone.  on as we have been doom."  Patrick shook his head.  "Noa, Sarah, it's too laate.  "A've just asked   Mary Eini  to be ma wife, and she said.  "I've been making a trip through  Kentucky," said the deputy marshal,  "and I overheard a conversation in a  country store one day that amused mo  not a little and at the same time showed  how the sense of 'honor* prevails among  all classes in that chivalrous though  antiinodern state. I had stopped at a  cross-roads store to get a, bit of crackers  and cheese for lunch, and while eating  it off a keg of nails, two women came  in They were, as the clerk informed  me later, sisters, and had married respectively Thomas Culler and James  Higgiiis, local farmers among* the foothills. After the usual salutations the  elder of the women asked to see some  dress goods.  " 'What kind?' inquired the clerk  " 'Black caliker,'said Mrs. Culler.  "The clerk threw three pieces down  on the counter.  " 'What's the price?" asked Mrs. Hig-  gins.  " 'Eight, 10 and 12>�� cents.'  " *1 ain't shore we want it," said Mrs.  Culler, 'and I don't want to buy now,  but will you save fifteen,yards of it for  four or live days, or p'tvips a week?'  " 'I'm afraid we couldn't do that,' demurred the clerk. 'We are pretty sure  to have it any time you want it.'  " 'Well, we don't want to take no  more, resk than we can help,' explained  Mrs. Culler; 'you see, Jim called Tom a  liar this mornin' in the corn field, and  one of us is purty shore to be needin' a  black dress before the week's out. I  used to keep a black dress pattern in  the house so's to have it handy, but  things has been so peaceable for the last  four or five years 1 plumb got out of the  way of it. Of course, if you can't, keep  it, you can't,  but   I  hope  to  goodness  you   won't  git.  out before sis   or   mejGrhlSS,  Write to  knows which one of us has got to git a |  new dress.' j  "At last accounts neither Mrs. Culler  nor Mrs. Iliggins was in mourning.and  I fancy their respective husbands had  sunk their differences in the picturesque  and perturbed politics of the state.'  The angry wind, enraged, with direful  shriek,  And dismal, sweeps adown  from  out  the bleak,  Ice-locked    and    fettered    North,    to  gather up  Its missils of snow in brawny arms,  Hurtles   and   hurls   its   weapons   like  barbed shafts  Shot from  a   bow,  to fright the  shaking earth  And  bust the old barn door to smash,  b'gosh.  Foley, in Bismark Tribune.  Machinery has been invented which  rolls iron into such chin sheets that  1,800 of them, piled one upon the other,  are. only one inch in thickness.  To Builders:  If you    want   Dimension  ������*���  Lumber, Rough and Dressed  Lumber. Coast and Kootenav  Ceiling and Flooring, Double  and   Dressed   Coast   Cedar,  1:  Rustic. .Shiplap, Stepping,  Door Jambs, Pine and Cedar  Casings, Window Stiles,  Turned Work, Brackets,  Newel Posts, Band-sawing,  Turned Veranda Posts, Store  Fronts.   Doors,   Windows  or  MAINLAND  and  BRITISH LION  Are  the  best  known  'Cigars in B. C.    Thev  ARE UNION MADE  and sold by all first-class dealers.  wm:tietjen,  Manufacturer. Va.woijvkil  PHOTOGRAPHERS  LOOK!  Cabinet Solio .-I.-fo, go prepaid  Film Cartridges .'iJx'L. .Trie.  (itln-r Sui'i'ik'S, same rules.  II. STKATIlEAJiX.  Kaslo. B. C.  The 8=hour  Law  lias been on shift for some  time in the Slocan, but  DICK OKANDO'has been  longer. He is always at the  Ivanhoein Sandon ready to  deal 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 inten upted by slides  ome  excellent  C. M. NESBITT, (Bosun Block)  Dealer in  Fruit, Cigars  Tobacco   and Confectionery  NEW DENVER, B. C.  I?!  The  ities are  offering for  investment  Leland  OUSC, Nakusp-  New  Denver  Town and  Mining  rty  Nelson Saw  & Planing  Hills, Limited  Nelson, B. C.  Ilt-lil  Km-Consul*-.!* Invoio*  Several shipments forwarded hy the  Ibiinbler-Carihoo and the Florida are  now held at North port awaiting a consular invoice, says the Nelson Tribune.  Since William P. Kenibbs was appointed United States consul for the Koote-  iiays, the customs oflic'als will not permit minerals, timber, hides and merchandise of any description to enter  American territory without an invoice  hearing- his signiture instead of the  invoices signed by two merchants,  which have been accepted heretofore,  and this point should be borne in mind  by shippers. Mr. Kenibbs goes to the  Slocan today to interview the shippers  throughout the district  TREES  Fruit and Ornamental  I ii'liudo.lcndrons. lio*s, Fancy  Lveri'Teens. M a.l:'no lias, Bui I is,  now crop tested seeds. Icr spriiij*- phoning.  I.Ml'i-ust and nio.-r, complete stock in Western  ' :i:i:i(l.-i. Call unci mike your selections or send  for catalogue. Address jit tlio nursery grounds  and i-Te.cnhouse.  M. J. HENRY,  .'iiiini AVcsunin-ter Koad. Vancouver, l.-i. (.'.  31   L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitok, Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. 0.  Branch office at New Denver every  Saturday.  J.'E. Angrignon  The Leading  AIR  Bosun Block  SER  New Denver,   B.  Is a comfortable hotel'for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougfald.^-*-*1"^  Notary Public.  Mines;   Real   Estate; , Insurance;  accountant.  Abstracts of Title Furnish'Ed,-.  SLOGAN- CITY, B. CI  NOTICE.  VTOTIOE is  hereby  t-ivc.ii   that  an application  !\    will be made to the Lee-i-iiuiive Assembly of  the Province of British  Columbia ut its next session for an Act to incorporate a Company with  power to construct, ec-uij-, maintain, and operate  telephone, and telegraph line0 within and throu-|h  (���nt all the cities, towns, municipalities   and districts of the Mainland o'f the*. Province of British  Columbia: and to construct, erect, and maintain  such and -so lnimy poles unit other works and devices as the Company deem  necessary formak-  iiifr.  completim-.   s'npportinp:.   usiiis*-,'  working:,  opera tiny und m.-iiiitaininu- the syrteni of e'oiri-  muiiieation  by  telephone and telcj-Tapli: and to-  I open or break  up any   part  or  parts of the said  highways or street** as often us the said Com ] -any ,  its ai-ents, officers or workmen  think proper; arid  for the purpose of the  undcrtak-int: to purchase..  acquire, lease, expropriate, hold and sell and dispose of lands, buildings, or lenemenis within the  limits aforesaid: and to purchase or lease, for any  ter;n of years, ,-i'ny telephone or teleyraph line established, or to bcesiabiishedjin British Columbia  connected,or tu In- coiinec(ed,willi the line which  the Company may eoii-trooi.-aiid lo amalgamate  with hi' Ictse il--   line  or lines m- any portion or  portions tnei'ool'. toanv  (.-���nniiany  ii'-ssessinjr as-  proprietor any   line of telephone  or telefriiiph  communication  connec-riiii/ or  to  lie connected  with the sii.id  Company's  line  or 1 i:*.--=; and to  borrow inoii y for the  purposes  of the Company,.  and   o pledge or nioi-r-ra^e anv of the C-nnpaiiy'.s  assets for that purpose: and lo receive lionnses'or  privileges  from any  person  or  body corporate:  and with all other tisiial   necessary or incidental  rii-lits. powers or privileges as may be necessary  or incidental to the attainment of the ah >ve  oll-  jei-rs. or any ol them.  Dated lliis 1st day of .March, l<m>.  PALY .v   HAMILTON,  Solicitors fori he Applicants  LAND LEASE.  LIMITED  The Code for the Poor.  TORONTO  New Spring  Jackets  Send name and address  for Catalogue.  Tim virtues the ix-ionire always praised  for are Industry, Honesty and Contentment. The first is lauded because Industry gives the poor everything they  have; the second because Honesty presents an iota of said everything being  taken away again, and third because j partment  Content is to hinder those poor devils  from ever objecting to a lot so comfortable to the persons who profit by it���this  is the morality taught hy the rich to the  poor.  Two M eroiin-s.  It's as tasy to order your  New Jacket by Mail as to buy in person  All we ask for is bust measurement, col >r preferred and price you wish to pay���leave the  choice to us and feel sure of irettiui; your money back if our selection does not please  you. The ne.v importations are models of beauty ��� Loud m. Paris a..d New York style*,  are represented, with or without Silk Linings   dolors Fawn. Hei-jn*. <PC Cfl Vy-j Q^f) 00  Castor, Crcy. Brown, Liyln Navy. Mid Xavy and Mack.  Samples New Silks and  Dress Goods  Ready Now  .'ind sent to any address in Canada free of charge.    Address Mail Order De'  W. A. MURRAY & CO., Limited  17 to 27 King* St. East,   10 to 16 Colborne St.. Toronto.  VOTICE IS HERLBY GIVEX that we. Walter  J\ A.Smith and Ale.xaiiderSinelair. thirty days-  after date, intend to apply to the Chiel Co"nnnis-  *ioiii-r <:i La-ds and W'orks for a t wnity one  years' lease of twenty acres of laud situate  about one and ojie-half' miles imrlli of Koscbcry  on the i-.-i-tern sIkh'c ol' Slocan -lake. Kootenay  county. H. t'.. coiiimencin-."- at a post marked S.  W. corner of W. A   S. and A. S. Land.  WALT Eh* A. SMITH.  ALKXAXDEK SIXC.'LAIK.  Dat d, A jii-is -.'   d. liio- .  Canadian  AND SOO LINE.  Between  ATLANTIC* PACIFIC  The direct route from  Kootenay Country  to all points Kast and West.  ���we'll   oTi;i i  lie,   .said  y  ijui] Mile! J  ���Y'i'is"''   ;  One woman bravely went afar  To lands made, desolati,1 hy war;  She  (.-arod for   wounded sick and do.'-ul,  The. naked clothed, the, liinio-ry I't-'d.  Another spent the. whole, nf iil'e  Fulfilling' duties of a wife  And liintiiiT-iiKikiiii-' hoine a bri-i'lit  (.'haste   spot of love and sweet  deliti'lit.  The lirst one died----whole   columns told  I ler virtues and her dt'i'il  j The other one neiilly .-le.  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the travel  Telegrams tor rooms  promptly attended to.  HENRY STEGE, - - -        -      ��� -  mir  .'tiblic.  Toprietor.  coimnns  of it-old.  *C  urn  First-Class Sleepers on all trains from  Kevelstoke and Kootenay Ld��\  Tourist Cars pass Medicine Hat daily  for St, Paul: Sundays and Wed- '  nesdays for Toronto:  Fridays  for Montreal and Boston/  Same cars pass   Kevelstoke  one dav  earlier.  CiiXNKCTInNS  I'l.-v't-Nioki- :��� 11��� 1 main line p-n'iils.  Maak   1 >ly: lv   ���- I i.-n \ i-r ('. Sidim; ���- ar: I tailv !.'.::;(iiv  Mlak ex. Sim: lv N .1 )i-i.ver l.dir: ar ex. Sun.loMnk  IO.AM II    ANIi  lloSSI.ANI'  I..-IOI,  ���x.  XM.SON   ci.'(iw*S    M> I  nor.Mi.'i nv cur.vri;"!  in: lv X.I i.-n\ ,r i,.li:  if  her Inisba ml Wen!,  "Holiawkitc--A   Xi*w  Mineral.  llOU^'lliOll.  fissure, vein,  posed to be a  encountered  .Mich ���Two months ao/oa  carryin;'' what   was   sup-,  sulpluiret of copper,   was1  in   tho   Mohawk   mine, a  new copper property homo- opened in  Keweenaw county. Samples were submitted to Dr. Geoi*o*e A. Koenio.', the  eminent   professor   of   chemistry   and  er chil'lren ;nni  Williams will not be a candidate at a:iy  of the coining elections. Rather than lie  an AJ. ]'. P. he. prefers to slay in Xew  Deiiver and r-upply the people with  candv, ci.trars. tobacco, fruit and vegetables. J lis prices arc right, and his  goods must be consumed in order to lie  appreciated.  The, Transvaal was an unknown:  i.'iud. so far as K11 rn pea u kuuwh-d-j-e or'  inlliieiice   we.nl.   prior to the year  if*  WoaP  ir i..\.Simi ].-..:  x  ���k  UMIOiy W$A  nr* k���*  I   ���<  New Denver, B.C.  I'< ' A NO 1'li'iM SAN I  illy lv        . . J i.-iivcr ('. Silt: : ,-  I" .'ink >-.\  Sue lv    X 11,-nvi-r Ld-.- ar ��� -v .*  Ascertain ra;e<  and   lull   iiiformatioi  (lre---inir m-ai-e-i  local ao-nt or-  n. H. l.AKKKTT. A:  Aud'Tsoii.   Tr.iv    I'as,  1.',  W. I-'.  K. .i. c  '.vie. A. <;. |>  Vim  illy  :mi  i,I Ni-.v I lel.v,.,-.  A--1-.  \el-,.n.  i in-1  id  Picstmeals   iti   the   city- -���< 'oinforta blc   rooms--Bar  replete   wi  Bii-jiioi's and (.'io-n-s-Best service :hroiijrliout.  A   JACOBSON& CO., Props  i the best of  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS..  Tu and from Kin'opc-m   noim-  \ i.-. ('unaiiiaii  and Aincrican lint's.     Annly    for  -ailm-.- date-,  rates, tickets and   full   information   in an\ '.'.  Ky iifi-nt or���  (J.  IL O A KKK'iT,  ('. I'. I\. A-'cnt. New Denver.  \V. I'. I-'. <"umm Ins-'s. ,'.i. S. S. A - i., \Vinni|ie!-. THE LEDGE, -NEW DJiNVER. B.C., APRIL 12,   1900.  Seventh Year  A     GHOST    -STORY.  LIGHT    AM>    BKKEZY.  turning'a crooked card.    The coid deck  is fairly successful, but it has to he done ;  by an artist, and even then it is dan-; First Medical Student���"What's wor-  o'erous. .Marked cards don't go with j rying you? Second Medical Student-  sports, for the decks are changed too I "You know I am desperately, in love  often when the stakes rre high. The ! with Miss Beautie." -'Yes, and L have  best methods are stackiiu-r the cards ; noticed lately that she has a sad,dreary,  lis puzzled phan- | and holding out. It takes a good man I soulful expression/' "That's it I do  | to do the former, and  there  are.  times j not know .whether  it"s  her love or her  South of the Line, inland from far Dur  ban,  There lies���"be he or not your country  man���  A fellow-mortal.   Riddled are his hones  But 'mid the breeze  torn moans.  Nig'htly to clear Canopus���fain to know j when he falls down and  gives  his op-  By   whom  and   when,  the   All -Earth- \ ponenU more than he intends to.   Hold-  Gladening-Law. j in��- out is  the  easiest,   for  the reason  Of   Peace,  brought  in ; by  Some   Une j that the others always have to look out  liver.  Patent Office New*.  crucified,  Was ruled to be inept, and set aside  Thomas Hakov  KthU-s of Draw Poker.  "Is it possible for a man to learn to  play poker?" was asked of a veteran  sport the other day.  "Of course it is," he snorted. "That  is, it is possible for some people. The  man with sporting" blood in his veins  and without too much regard for ethics  in his composition can learn to play j  poker. This talk about everything' j Washhlffton Post  being* in the cards you hold Is all rot.  I have seen a man lay down three aces  to a pair of deuces, and that certainly  demonstrates that, there is more in  playing" poker than the value of the  hand.    Of course, such a thing as that  for themselves and see what they hold.  A good many sorts of mechanical devices have been invented for holding  out, and I have seen some poker players who were really walking pieces of  machinery. The 'bug,' as it is called,  is the most frequently used, because it  is so simple. It is nothing but an almost invisible slit at the edge of the  table, where cards can be slipped in  until they are wanted. It is a dangerous thing* to bump up against, and it  can be run by a good man until further  orders without a show of detection."���  THK    LAUNDRY    CHECK.  ' 'Most people suppose," said an ex-  Californian,   '���that the vertical row  of hieroglyphics on a Chinese laundry  would not be possible where  the  limit | cbeck are merely SQ many nuraerals.  was about the size of the pot, but. then  a good poker player steers clear of any  such sketches as that. It places the  sport on the same level with the sucker,  and there is no chance for a man to display his skill or knowledge of the  game.  "It is easy enough to spot a sucker,"  he continued.    "He can come into  th*1.  game with as much of a swagger as he  can muster, but he will show his weakness inside of ten minutes, and then he  will have more trouble on  his hands  than he can take care of in a year.    He  is slow about getting his ante to the  centre of the table, and if the cards run  against him he is always cursing his  luck and making things generally unpleasant for the players.   If he gets a  good hand he crows over his winnings  until   the  others  get   sore.    You can  always tell whether he has a good hand  or not,  for  he has never learned the  value of self-control, and his exultation  is always evident.   He never has the  slightest   idea   of  the   percentage  he  stands of winning, and is always coming  in on  short  pairs    That is  where he  '   loses.    He can't wait for fortune to come  to him, and he is always trying to 'bull  his luck.'   He   will   chip   away   more  money in two hours than a good player  would in two days.  "Watch   the   contest   between   the  * sucker   and   the   trained   sport.    The  latter comes and sits down to the table  quietly   and   without   any   fuss.     He  'skins' his cards carefully,  and keeps  his eye on every play around the board.  No one ever has to tell him to ante, and  he never holds a 'post-mortem' to see  what he might have got.    He may  not  make a move for half an hour, but when  he gets out  on  a play he will  break  someone's heart,  either on  a bluff or  with a hand that the devil himself could  not beat.  "Is it right lo cheat? Well, you are  getting too personal I won't' admit  that I would do such a thing, but if there  is any crooked work going on I am  going to have my share of the proceeds  or know the reason why. This talk  about 'a gentleman's game' is all a  dream. If a man plays poker and  keeps at it he is going to he a party to  something crooked, whether he plays  at a fashionable club or in a wine room  at the back of a saloon. For my own  part, I prefer to play in a hard game,  where something is liable to be pulled  off, for I know that I have, to look our.  for myself. Humanity is reduced to a  moral level when it comes to gambling,  and while some of these silk stockings  may prate about their honor and all  that, it is only their fear of being found  out that keeps them from being as  crooked as any longshoreman, provided  of course, that they need the money.  "A man can't have too squeamish a  regard for ethics or conscience if he is  going to play poker. If I see cheating  going' on I merely declare myself in.  If 1 see a dirty card thrown or catch a j  man holding out. I think my proper I  course would be. to hum gently to my-'  sell'and say, as il I were crooning a !  lullaby, 'I waul a slice of thai 1 think ���  I will ha ve a *dice of I hat, for I In- reason  that il is too good lo pass up.' Then  the man who I iirne.d the 'rick would be, ;  pretty apt to give lite, the wink: I would  get a divvy for preserving- the  peace.  ''Now, 1 admit   that    1   could   oet;  up  and make a great,   roar.    I   could   -dam  my cards on the. table and  protest   that  I was a Kent uckian   and   a gentleman.,  and ihat, begad, Kali!    I would tolerate/  nothing of the sort in  a game   wherein.  I was sitting.    What would  be   the   re-  As a matter of fact,they are nothing"  ol the kind, but constitute a brief and  spicy description of the individual  who left the bundle, if you will take  the trouble to notice it, you will see  that the laundry man always, goes  through exactly the same programme.  He takes the package, gives you a  swift; comprehensive glance, and then  proceeds to decorate a slip of rice paper with from two to five India-ink  chicken tracks. What he has written  is probably something like this:  "Fat foreign devil who resembles  a pig; squinty eyes and wart on the  left side of his nose."  "You can carry around this flattering pen portrait, innocently imagining that it reads, 'No 4-11-44,' and  when you call for your wash you will  find the Chinaman who reads the  ticket will invariably look you over,  making mental comparison, before he  reaches for the bundle. A Mongolian  friend of mine out in 'Frisco put me  onto the scheme, and I took the trouble to learn whether he was telling  me the truth. I got a laundry slip,  copied it with microscopic fidelity  and submitted it to several expert  native translators. They all agreed  that it ran something like this:  "Ridiculous old man: very pompous; bald head like a speckled egg."  "You will  observe that my   hair  grows rather high on my forehead,  and I have a few freckles, although  nothing to justify such an  insulting  description.   However, it  proved the  point   The next ticket I got declared  that I was 'an elderly gentleman resembling Yum-Tai,     the  wind god.  which pleased me immensely until I  persuaded a  native curio dealer to  show  me  a  statuette of   the deity.  Then I wanted to murder the laundry  man. The Chinese aie a deep people,  boys. They look as demure as guinea  pigs,but all the while they are quietly sizing  us up and   having a big  laugh  in  their   sieeves, which    are  made wide for that special  purpose.''  The following is a list of patents recently granted to Canadian inventors  by the American government:���Duncan  Brown, Vancouver, B.C., electric light  hanger; S. Cyrus Dean, Fort Erie, Ont.,  steam engine; A. W. Grant, Montreal,  Que., bottle; Messrs. Letson & Burpee,  Vancouver, B. C, fish cutting machine;  Henry S. Culver, London, Ont., letter  file; James A. Harvey, Toronto, Ont.,  photographic print fabric.  The milk shake will soon be in town.  It is coming with the rising temperature  and will hang out its frothy mug at Williams' store. Its advent will be welcome,  although John's arm may eventually get  tired making it dance for the cure of  thirst.  For sale, cheap���The cottage and two  lots on the corner of Sixth street, immediately opposite the Presbyterian church.  For particulars apply at Thk Ledgb.  JOHN'WILLIAMS  Dealer in  IMPORTED  AND DOMESTIC CIGARS  ANDTOBACCOES,  PIPES, &C.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confectionery and Fruit.  BATHS IN CONNECTION.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  J. K.CLARK,  MINES  and MINING  Reports, Examinations and Management.  NEW DENVER,   -   B. G  Established in Nelson 1890.  I am now on deck to tell my friends "I am still alive.''  My Stock is Up-to-Date  My Prices are Right  I Guarantee Quality  I demand the Largest and Latkst stock in B.:  C, which I want you to know, and don't for-1  get the place.  Headquarters for  Watches, Jewelery and Diamonds  The Famous KARN Pianos  |Qj SEWING MACHINES  Raymond Cabinets for  Wheeler <fc Wilson for  Domestic for . '.'.  White for...   Standard for.   As we only employ  the  most expert watchmakers and jewelers, all work guaranteed.  All orders  by  mail  receive  our prompt attention, at���  $45.00 JaC0  84T Roger Bros'  Knives, Forks and Spoons, always on hand.  Don't forget the place, at���  The Jeweler,  NELS0N,B. O.  Get your Cigars  at the Cabinet  Cigar Store in  Nelson.  QUEEN'S   HOTEL  Heated with   Hot Air and  Lighted by Electricity  G. B. "MATTHEW.  THE  K  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  RELIABLE  ASSAYS   * .so I Gold and Silver. ..* .7f>   50 I Golri.silv'r. copp'r l..r>0  Siii'iples by mnil receive prompt attention.  Rich Ores and Bullion Bought,  L  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  Gold....  Lend...  FEED J. SQUIRE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Large, comfortable bedrooms and first-class dininer 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  1-120 lOth St., Denver, Colo.  '-���j-gggg-gaMuaJUk^^-.^tftatax  zsBssmmn  C. G.  BAKER  When Silver KanUc<I  Aliov** <>olU.  Saturday Evening Post:���There was a  time in the history of the world when  silver had more value than gold. It was  the case in ancient Arabia, and also in  ancient Germany. The first reported  ratio after gold began to he considered  more valuable was 1 to 2, and through  the ages it has fluctuated, gradually rising, with few exceptions. In England  during the twelfth century it was 1 to 9  In France during the fourteenth century  gold and silver coins of like weight bore  the same value. Portugal in the seventeenth century was able to govern the,  rate, and she fixed the value of gold as,  sixteen times that of silver. The nation  which first raised the hi to 1 arrange-'  iiient over three centuries ago is now  among those on a gold basis.  AND  NEW DENV/ER, B. C.  Vr.iBZZl'JEnK.BK'U  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings aWays on hand.  PHOTOGRAPHERS  tVANCOUVER and NELSON,   B.C.  NELSON  Carrv a complete stock of  FURNITURE  and solicit orders from any part of the province.    Write for prices.  California  Wine Co.,  NELSON, B.C.  Wholesale  Dealers in  Choice Wines  and Fragrant  i igars  That waken  everything  but the Dead  At E. M. BRINDLE'S,   New Denver  -+*r+:+'r��+&  >efl?o��#oa*��<3M  DR. MILLOY,  DENTIST  ROSSLAND.  Write for Prices.  Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenay  HEWER & CROF  Hauling: and Packing to Mines,  and general local business.  WOOD    AND     COAL     FOR     SALE  Now  Denver,   ti.  C  Hill Bros.  Manufactjtirers of  OUR CORSET DKPAKT-  MENT   r.S   Cl'-TO-DATE  IX   AIX   STYLES   AND  PI? ICES.  Fred, Irvine & Co.,  NELSON, B.C.  MILLINERY���ALL THE  LATEST    STYLES    AT  LOWEST   PRICES.  A Turkey SinoUt-r.  SUl  he gambler   would   .say  was  mistaken, tin* sncl.ei* would g-et .sore  and say lie. had been robbed, and 1  would g-et nothing for my share What  would I do if the. sucker was a friend of  mine, whom 1 had taken up to the  game,;-' Such a rase, would never come  up, for the reason that I never take a  friend to a poker game. I always go  up alone and come down alone. Poker  is no place for friendship. Damon and  Pythias would never have been heard  of if the. two chums had ever sal down  to a i;'aiiie of di a w.  "There   are   a   g'ood   many   wa\ s   of  (Swan City, iowa. I lerald )  Along in the, night a large turkey  clinicd from the ridge on tin* roof -.m Ole  I'etcrson's house, to the top of the chini  ney and sat down so ���>���, to yet the benefit  of the heat, from the lire below. Early  in the morning Mrs 1'elerson and two  children sleeping in the room where the  hard coal stove was located were discovered to be deathly sick and the room  was full of gas. The turkey was soon discovered and driven off, but it took <|iiit'->  a while for the sick to recover.  fie Was  W.iir.v.  and  Shingles  Why send East for your Dry Goods when you can purchase from us and have tliem by next clay'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  F;rTTEEK.'K   PATERNS  ONLY RELIABLE.  ��  Fred. Irvine &  NELSON, B. C.  MEN'S    FURNISHINGS  A SPECIALTY.  Orders   shipped   to  all  parts  of the |  Country.      Mill  at  head  of  ��� Slocan Lake. ���  SLOCAN CITY,  B. 0.  Postof'ficc address, Rosebery.  ''.Muldruni is the laziest man I!  ever saw. lie keeps a shoe store out in j  our suburb, yon know. While he was  resting the other d.iy a man came in and \  said he wanted to buy a pair of slippers.  What do you suppose happened'*' Mul- j  drum said: '  "Oh. come around some time when    1  a in sta nditig u:i."  & Light Co.  PALMA  ANGRIGXON,   PROPRIETOR.  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.  Heavy and Shelf Hardware.        Jessop's and Canton Drill  Steel.        Stoves, Tin and Granite Ware.  We are handling: all kinds of  Blasting, Mining' and Sporting Powders.   Also Blacksmith's  Coal.   Lumber, Sash and Doors.  TH0S. LAKE, Prop.  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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