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 /LA^I/sw^*--  <^  /  -~\  c  d^.A--^a-  Volume VII.    No   32.  NEW DENVER, P. C; MAY 10, 1900.  Price, $2 00 Yea  m^m^m^s m&^^m&ms&xm&si  S3  Camp Gossip,Concentrated for the Benefit of the  Paid-Up Subscriber.  T It A I )R    A N D    J N I) UST K V.  <X2  gfBSSKtfasRtfsgs�� as ss ssasssas-F^s?  LOCAL    CHIT-CHAT  C. F. Nelson is spending a few days  in Rossland.  The lake is rising rapidly these days,  and will soon be at its highest point  R. B. Kerr has sold his buildings in  New Denver to J. H. Moran and C YV.  Greenlee.  Men seeking work need not go to  Sandon. There, are too many idle men  there now.  The dance a-iven last week by the.  Foresters was very successful, socially  and financially.  Thomas Lloyd is building a house on  E; "hth street. Tom intends visiting  England this year.  Service will b�� held in the Presbyterian church on Sunday at. 7:30 p.m.  All cordially invited.  R. II. Trueman had Ids tent .burned  in Sandon, but feels certain that he will  get one here by July.  The Sandon Amateur Dramatic Company will play 'A Bitter Atonement' in  Bosun Hall this evening.  There are more fatalities in the Slocan  some days than there are in the army  operating in South Africa.  All losers in the Sandon lire can have  .Tiik Li-;ixii.; free for six months. Send  in your names.    Do not be bashful  There is a clock in Brussels which  has never been wound up by human  hands.    It is kept going by the wind.  In Paris last year among the articles  left in cabs were 8,000 umbrellas, 500  corsets and about 1U0 funeral wreaths.  David King has gone.to Cape Nome  in search of a fortune. If he finds it be  should hire somebody to keep it for  him.  There, is room in New Denver for  several different lines of business. Dead  people, or those with cent souls are not  wanted.  Geo. D. Brynmer, manager of the  Bank of Montreal, New Westminster,  accompanied by his wife, was in town  on Sunday  Love of the old homestead has been  the sheet anchor which 1ms saved thousands of boys and girls when tempted  ui wander  A  trainioad  of  New   Denverites  went to Sandon Sunday to view the  ruins and express sympathy with, the  fire sufferers.  J. M. Harris heard of the Sandon fire  when in Pittsburg. He telegraphed  $50o to thu relief committee and started  west immediately.  Bruce White has bonded the Elk and  Monarch mineral claims from Michael  Keeley and M. ('. Momdian. The consideration being $10,000  Another tunnel was started on the  Bosun this week. Manager Saudi ford  is well pleased with the steady progress  the property is making.  Another payment oh the Hartney  bond wan made last week. The property is developing info a mine of  magnificent proportions.  One of Hewer & Croft's teams took  fright in the bush Tuesday and ran  away, badly wrecking the wagon and  painfully injuring Mr. Croft.  Twenty-five of the workmen at the  Idaho came down Tuesday to attend  the funeral of the unfortunate men  killed in the snowslide Sunday.  The prime of life in a man of regular  habits and sound constitution is from  30 to 55 yeaas of age; of a woman, from  ,'.i or 25 to about 40 years of age.  "Dad" Black was exchanging compliments with his New Denver friends  this week. Jim thinks New Denver  has the finest townsite in the world.  New Denver might as well look up  their fire apparatus. Fires seem to be  epidemic and the Lucerne might as well  get vaccinated as much as possible.  A   letter   addressed   to   Mrs.   R.   T.  Lowery arrived at this office last week.  If the lady is in the country she can  have the missive by calling or writing  for it.  The effort to disfranchise several  hundred voters in this and Nelson riding resulted in a hopeless fizzle when  the matter came up in the court of  revision.  Just now a few pushers would make  Now Denver a humming cam]). Too  many of the present citizens cannot  wake up when an opportunity raps at  their door.  Sandonites are. averse to leaving their  town even for a few days, and are  worrying along as best they can in  tents and rude shacks until better  buildings are erected.  John Williams is opening an ice  cream parlor in connection with his  present business. Hazlewood and other  creams will now be obtainable by all  moneyed customers.  With new faces of type and a fresh  stock of stationery Thk Ledok is now  producing the best job work this side of  the Red river. Send your orders bv  mail or any way nhat in the most convenient.  Once or twice a week at most is quite  often enough for a hot bath, and r.heu  a cold sponge down after it. is always  desirable, for it is clear cold water  which brings the ruddy glow of health  to the skin.  Three men are at work on the Royal  Pivogroup,ad joining the Mol lie Hughes,  driving a cross-cut to tap the ledge exposed on the surface. Ore is encounter ud at intervals in the cross-cut, and  the showing is very good.  "A Bitter Atonement'" will be reproduced in Bosun Hall to-night by the  company that played it at Sandon.  Every fire extinguisher in town should  be refilled and placed in a handy place  ready for immediate use.  The people in Sandon are nervy. In  npite of the danger from fire, flood and  slides many of them will stay with that  city until the last miner drops his drill,  and the last dollar bids it adieu. Thus  is the love of money strikingly illustrated.  New Denver raised Soil! for tho losers  at Sandon. Considering the size of the  town this is the largest contribution  yet made. The credit of collecting the  funds is mainly due to that energetic  and public-spirited young man, Cashier  Gibbs, of the Bank of Montreal.  At the last election Jim Poupore, the  philosopher of Nakusp. brought 28  voters to the polls on his tug boat. Then  27 of them voted the opposite way Jim  wanted them to, ami the other man got  so drunk that he could not vote. Jim  will not go out in a boat at the coming  election.  In the Klondike eggs are now selling  at $'120 a case and beef at $1.50a pound.  'I he state of Washington furnished  over 500,000 tons of coal to California  last year.  Last year  4,700.000 cubic   yards   of  material was dredged out of the Duluth  Superior harbor.  In New York city 150 retail druggists  have formed an association to compete  with departmental .stores  Thirty-six foreign vessels, having an  aggregate tonnage of 57,556, met with  disaster in American waters  last year.  A bill is before the New York senate  which provides for shorter hours for  firemen in New York cities of the first  class.  Massachusetts has 110 street railway  companies, controlling 1,492 miles.  Last year the increase in mileage in the  state was 35.  Eastern electric- light plants this summer will be used in the manufacture of  ice during' the months when lights are  little needed.   ��� ��� '  During the third week in January IS  English and Irish railways earned 2��  per cent, more than during the same  period in 1.800, and three Scotch companies increased their earnings 2 per  cent.  The fishing industry ofNorth Corolina  yields an annual product worth oyer  SI .000,000 at no cost to the state, as the  fish commission pays its own expenses  and turns from 8-tMk.k) to Slo.ouo into the  state treasury every year.  'i'he Tinted States leads all countries  in the iiiiimii-.t of mileage of telephone  wires. Sweden !u*ads vlie list in the  number of tclephom.'-. having 1 1.3 to  each lO.ooo of its population, while the  I'nited State.- has l.o7 I o each iO.OOO.  A train on a Pennsylvania road recently consisted of thirty-three steel  cars of loo.OOi.) pounds capacity and  thirty-seven SO.oOo-pound capacity  wooilen cars, each loaded to the full  with aiithr.u-ire. coal, tin: total weight  being 1.507 net tons.  At Denver a demand for higher wages  from nearly all lines of workmanship  has been granted peaceably. In the  building trades especially the demand  for labor is so urgent that advances  wei\i granted readily and the cost of  houses raised proportionately.  SLOGAN    jriN'KKAI.    FLOAT.  Miners are none too plentiful in the  Slocan.  Frank Wood has sold his tenth interest in the Last Chance to Dr. Hendryx  for .8100,000.'     ,.  A small shipment of ore for sampling  purposes is being' shipped from the  Galena mines.  Another payment, was made on the  Hartney last week, making 25 per cent,  of the entire amount to be paid.  The first payment on the Hewefct was  made last week. The bonders are  satisfied that the Hewett will make a  mine.  Dynamite has dropped to S7.75 a case  owing to a war between the old and  new companies doing business in the  Ivootenay  The Tamarac group on Springer  creek has been bonded to John A.  Finch. Work will be vigorously prosecuted on the property.  Ore shipments are increasing rapidly  at Slocan lake points, and the deckhands have that weary look which  conies from an over-indulgence in hard  labor.  POLITICS    IN   XELSOX.  Trouble seems to be brewing in Nelson. The politicians, are on the war  path, armed with that deadly weapon  so many suppose only.women possess���  that awful gift of the gab; not only this,  but scouts inform us, they have arms of  long range���arm; that deal the Fitz-  sirnmons' knock-out blows, and make  men chew the dust. They have already  broken into our public coffers and  carried off a quantity of our franchise.  The voters' list, on which much valuable time and money has lately been  spent to get so nicely stuffed for the  Paris Exposition, has been undermined,  and only a few remnants remain to tell  of great deeds.  The poor inhabitants of the city cannot tell just where they are at. They  cannot put their peeper out of doors  but they are grabbed bv one of these  blowhards, who are continually rubbernecking the streets, and marched off to  83  Sandon Licked Up. in a Few Hours by the Fare  Fiend and the Old Town in Ashes.  Shipping Concentrator.  The California.  Tiie St. Eugene is again a shipper.  However this time it is not the crude  ore which is being sent to the smelter,  but concentrates, the product of the  new mill. During the past week ten  carloads or 230 tons were, shipped to the  smelter tit Great Falls. Mont.  Beginning May first the mill will be  } kept ruining both day and night. By  so during-, in every 2-1- hours 250 tons of  ore will be crushed, making between 50  and 00 tons of concentrates. G. A. King  has decided to remain with the company and has been given charge of the  mill'  Manager Cronin complains of a  scarcity of machine miners in the camp,  and says thattherearuseveral positions  open to good men.���Movie Leader.  Omsorvat iv<f   Lender.  A. J. Marks arrived in New Denver  on Monday with a force of mun for the  California. Supplies arc being packed  to that property and work will be vigorously prosecuted. The long crosscut  tunnel through the Clipper ground to  tap the California ledge will be completed; also the raise on the upper workings. When the crosscut is finished it  will give 1,200.feet of sloping ground.  Miners,   Attention !  "All,things come to those who wait."  Sandon people waited many moons for  the   fire   that   finally came.    The  fire  fiend has been  overworked with business lately at Hull and other places, but  he found time last week to stop off a few  hours in Sandon and lick that burg to a  ruined finale.   The play  came  up this  way.    In   tho fore   part   of  Thursday  evening many of the citizens witnessed  a local amateur company play 'A Bitter  Atonement5  in Spencer's Opera House.  After the play was over they dispersed  to their homes without any trouble and  the  night  progressed as  far as   12:30  without further excitement other than  the passing of a few dollars in the horse  poker game at the   Palace.   Then the  fire   fiend   through   one   of his  many  agents, probably the discarded stub  of  a cigar, opened up his game; in, around,  close to, or under Spencer's Hall and  for several hours there was a hot time  in the silvery town.   George Spencer  had been in bed a few minutes when he  noticed   a   bright   glare   through   the  window.    The fire was so energetic that  Spencer did not even have time to save  the cash receipts of  the  evening's  performance.     Barefooted,   with   nothing  but their lives and a scanty raiment,  George and his wife escaped  from  the  warm   surroundings.     Others,   in   adjoining buildings,   had similar  experiences.    The   firumen   used  their best  efforts to control  the flames, but the  heat and theCairo-like steed was against  them, burning some of their  hose and  forcing them to retreat, while the heart  of Sandon went up the flume like  pancakes   before   a   modern    hobo.     The  burned space extended from the C.P.H.  station to a   short  distance  below  the  Comique, and for three hours  with  the  wind blowing down   the gulch  it  was  prison or some other joint  and  there j ]jke H ij|,,st from hell's upper stope. The  T. Brown   City   M. L. Grimmett.  R, J. Broddv....  II H. Pitts.".....  7,000  5,000  4,500  3,500  8,000  L Williamson       2,500  hemmed in and tortured, by having  their ear drums beaten in, and gas and  foul air blown into their craniums. The  same fate is meted out to those who  have, a passport to the 400 and have  their trousers turned up at the bottom  as to the meanest individual who carries  the white man's burden. It is rumored  that they are already attempting to bull  the voters' stock market, but no reliable  information has been received of any-  great advance in price. This is not  credited as the enemy is closely c.oralled  but, to paraphrase the irreverant Sam  Jones, a fly could sit on the bridge of  their noses, spit in one eye and scratch  out the other.  Th<! Fatal Slide.  Drilling contest, one down hole, for a  purse of S150, at Kaslo, on May -24th.  Entries close May 17th. For particulars address W. J. Davenport, Secretary celebration committee  Hale, the professional cyclist, who is  engaged in an attempt to ride a hundred miles a day for twelve months,  has now completed over 15,000 miles of  his self-imposed task.  Chas Wilson, Q. C, is an interesting  person. Born in London, England, he  came out in '02 to British Columbia,  while quite a youngster, and in '03  joined the rush to Cariboo. In '00 and  '07 he was in the Big Bend placer  mining and washed gold on French,  MeCullough and Smith Creeks. He  trapped all one winter on Canoe river.  He was very successful as a trapper,  though when he started in neither he  nor his partner knew how to construct  a trap and did not even know what a  marten looked like After the Big  Bend stampede petered out he went  back to Cariboo and was for a year  editor of the Cariboo Sentinel, a small  weekly newspaper published at Barker-  ville, at the rate of "four bits" a copy.  Thomas  Bros.'   pack train is in oper-  I ation between Fire Valley and  Wauch-  cr ������. k���!.��� ,        j-      ,    ,        .   ,     ! ��P��     Plenty of pack and saddle horses  stoM books, bound .,, cloth, suitable! meet all boats.  for birthday presents,   a  splendid  line'    just received at Nelsons Book and Drug!     L.   C.   Morrison's  btpn' "  ; business at Fire Val  hotel  e y.  is   open   for  Two Italian miners were killed by a  snowslide. in the Alamo basin about 7  o'clock Sunday morning. They were  Joseph Dovin and Louis Bagattin and  came to the Slocan from Wiikeso.u,  Wash. They had a contract on the  Mary S, one of the Idaho group of claims.  John Steel, who was at the Democrat,  saw the slide and gave the. alarm to the  men at the Idaho. Tony Becker and  27 men dug all day to get the bod Jen  out. One was found at -1:30 and the  other at 8 p.m. near the mouth of the  tunnel. Both men were buried in the  New Denver cemetery.  A  Mystery.  There seems to he a mystery in New  Denver's record office. The door in the  room before the vault is kept closed  and typewriter sounds emanate therefrom. Can it be possible that Mac has  a pretty typewriter girl concealed in  that room, or has Arnold wandered  back again in search of office room at  the Government's expense. The public  would like to know who is running this  record office, Mclnnes or the mysterious  individual in the back room?  The Sandon fire havoc in that city  created no effect upon John Williams, of New Denver. He is still in  the old stand dealing out fruit, candy  and cigars to the appreciative and ever  increasing multitude.  scene was much the same as is always  witnessed in mining camp   fires.    Live  cinders filled the air, setting fire to the  mountain   sides.     One   lit   upon   the  steeple of the Presbyterian church  and  that edifice  was doomed.    Th?.n  in a  ruthless   manner   the   fiend   attacked  Sunnyside,   the   Fifth   avenue   of the  Silver city, and buried  it   in an  ashy  grave.   The   Reco   Hotel  and all  the  other fine buildings   were  wiped out.  The C. P. U. depot was blown up and  thw fire did not consume  Lane's stable  or any buildings across the track. Down  the gulch  the raging   element   swept  across the dead line and every  maison  dejoie was cremated,    due only buildings left standing between the extreme,  limits of the burned area are. Atherton's  brick warehouse, the rod barn, formerly  occupied by   Hammond  Bros ,   Hunter  Bros' warehouse, electric power housci  Folliott & McMillan's factory, and a few  shacks.    Liquor was free and  many  the rounders took hoo/.erine baths. The  disaster is severe, on John  Buckley.  J.  M. Harris,   H. II. Pitts,   Ed   Atherton.  Bob Cunning, Eri Thompson, and many  other pioneers of the  camp.    That  all  the losers  have  the.  sympathy ol"  thu  public   is   easily  shown  by   the  ready  manner in which aid   has been  rushed  to the  sufferers  from   many   points  in  Kootenav, especially  Kaslo,  Silverton  and New Denver.    Some of  the stores  and saloons have already resumed business under canvas.    An  effort  will   be  made   to  have   Reco  avenue  widened  before building operations will he commenced.    Many of the prominent   merchants will  not rebuild unless this is  done.    The loss is estimated at half a  million by many, but it is more  likely  that $300,000 is nearer the mark  The. Paystreak figures out the louses  as follows:  Harris & Kellv $171,000  Atherton Co  30,000  li  Cunning  18,000  Eri Thompson  11,000  Thistle Hotel  10,000  Hunter Bros  25,000  John Battie  2,000  Main Bros  5,000  Helton & Johnson  ft.ooo  Mm. Funk  Loon  Macdonald Bros  F. L. Christie   W. Walmsley.   E. M. Sandiiands...  Bank of B. C.o   F. Raby   McQueen   Kootenav Hotel   P. Burns & Co   Stein Bros.   C.   Pvphers   C. Cl'iffe   Geo. Knowles.......  Dr. Power   Dav & Bignev   Music Hall...'   0. Crates   H.  McGee   G. D. MeMartm   Klondike Hotel   Melvin   N. O'DonnelL.......  It. Cameron   J. Kclsen   L. Huppertin   Schmook & Burns...  F. J.  Donaldson.....  A. David....,   Armstrong Co   C. McLaughlin   W. J. Parham   Mrs. Egan   Misses McKinnon....  M. Kelsen   John Buckl��v   A. Poirier   Clifton Cafe   Folliott & McMillan..  W. Karr   W. Wilson   Mrs.   McDougall   Mrs. Ganty.   1. Crawford   Rev. Sanford........  Eli Tavlor   W. W." Warner   M. Krakemburg   McQueen   F. C. Sewell   Methodist Church. ...  Preshvterian Church.  W. W. Fallows   A. Crawford   J. Griffith   P.   Dwyer   B. Creech    J. Gable   ]n addition to the above many others  lost small amounts, the insurance is as  follows:  T.Brown .".. .  S 2,000  15,000  4,000  7;500  1,000  3,000  1,500  5,000  2,000  7,000  3,200  400  7.500  1,500  3,000  0)00  5,000  1,800  3,000  3,500  4,500  1,500  250  75  2,500  600  800  5,000  1,300  150  300  1,000  4,500  785  (100  0,000  1,000  2,000  1,000  750  750  500  2,000  1,000  1,000  2,500  3,200  3,500  1,S00  1,800  000  1,500  750  1,500  2,000  1,000  1,500  900  10,000  2,000  l.OOo  '300  750  1,000  1,000  000  It, Cunning-.   M. L. Grimmett.   H. H. Pitts   J. Williamson   Hunter Bros   Atherton Co. .      Bank of B. C.   Kootenay Hotel   .Mrs. Egan   Eli Tavlor.   E. C. Sewell   Presbvtorian Church '  W. W.   Fallows   .1. Gable   A   Crawford   Several people, met with slig-ht accidents. Ted Eyton had his foot cut with  broken glass and Joe Palmer had his  of! right leg broken. Miles Itombough had  ' just returned from the coast. He was  very tired from the journey and just  before he went to bed in the Clifton  House he remarked that he would take  a long sleep After the fire his remains  were found in the ruins of the hotel.  From the position of the body it was  evident that he was suffocated while  asleep. He was buried in the Sandon  cemetery on Sunday afternoon.  SANDON    Fl RELETS.  The police are running the hoboes  out of town.  Seven saloon* in tents, and black jack  on the street.  Ex-Speaker Forster will be in New  Dunver this week.  The protests against voters were  dropped in Kaslo on Monday. Cliffe  couldn't swear to anything.  Much indignation is felt at the way  in which some of the relief is being distributed, especially women's clothing.  The prostitutes have, helped themselves  liberally, one woman getting away with  six jackets, while others have packed  away bundles ol" stuff, and some timid  people have received scarcely anything. THE LEDGE, NE vV DJBJN'VER, B.C., MAY 10,  190(1.  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.       s  R. T.  LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three mouths ��� ��� ������"'   ">���>  Six "        ..' :  1.25  Twelve '"          i'.'.k'.'  Thkkk ykaks ������- -"'-00  Transient Advertising, 'J-r> ci.-nta per line first in .  seniori, 10 cents per line subsequent  insertions j Part ol the year,  if   not  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on botli sides of the  pai*r if you wish. Always send somethinfr Kood  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot. and we will do th-; rest  A pencil cross in this  square  indicates that  vour su  bs:friji-  tion is due, and that the  editor  wishes once a^rain   to  J  ook'iit  four collateral.  fSURSDAY/,  MAY  10.  1900.  FROM  TITK  KDITOl  C'S  PI'  PEK  STOr'K.  Whales are not  iish.  Tl  n- sum1  may he said of iiimiv kinds  of suck-  ors.  Sandon .was holler and livelier  last Thursday night than at any  previous time in its history.  tures by foreign nations for railroad  and other work, the maintenance of  troops and similar expenses. The  papers have heretofore referred to the  Russian expenditures, and the Germans  are paying out a good deal of money  also, on their mining and railroad concessions. China may be looked on as a  good consumer  for silver  for a large  all through it.  ! The large increase in shipments to  | India is due chiefly to the purchases of  j silver for coinage which were forced  j upon the Indian government by the  | heavy expenditures for. famine relief.  ! Whether any more purchases of this  ' kind will be made depends very much  I upon the extent of the famine payments  ��� required. No purchases will be made  j if the government can avoid it.  j This large eastern demand has tend-  : ed to keep the price of silver steady  , this year, and it has shown only slight  I variations. At current prices, ship-  j incuts to the east this year represent  | about J'2,005,000 fine ounces of silver, of  j which over SO per cent, came originally  ; from the United States In addition to  |.the. London shipments*, China took dnr-  | ing the two months 81,lo8,l-S2 in silver  | direct from San Francisco, making the  | total sent to the east about M,'155,00o  I line ounces of silver.  THE    SEARCH    FOR    GOLD.  Under the arch of the curving sky  The silent Si wash sits alone:  CJose by the frail of the pes'-la-ki,*  Hearing the low winds wail and moan,  Wagging his head and wondering why  The white man comes in a steaming ship  To search for gold at the rainbow's tip.  ���"For what is gold but a-broken  stone.  A part of this worthless waste of hills;-'"  The Siwash questions.    The sad winds  moan.  But make no answer.    The long night  stills    '    .   .  The thrush, and curtains the Klondike  sky:  And still they come, ship after ship,  To search for gold at the rainbow's tip.  ���Cy Wannan, in Canadian Magazine.  *Prospector  Milk intended for feeding babies  should be boiled for one-half hour immediately after it is received. It  should then be placed in a clean and  closed vessel and allowed to thoroughly  cool before use.  Seventh Year  ontr  Jv<t:��l>lislie<l   1K1'  Ca  apital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  .Reserved lurid . : : 0,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    : 1,102,792.72  HKAD    OFFICK,    MOXTKEAt.  Ht. Hon. Lord Strathcona a.id Mount Royal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clouston,, General Manager,  Branches io all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  E. PITT, Manager  vMa^^-^-qre^^-n^-wra-^ar-M^^ g  The  In tin editorial the Minneapolis  ���Journal cries aloud for a. square  deal.. The editor of that paper  must have had a. cold storage deck  served to him recently.  PASSING   'XOTKS    Ol'    INTKKI5ST.  Fires still run in threes. P.  Burns & Co., the meat kings, have  been touched by the fire fiend, three  times within a- month. The firm  still has prime roasts for sale.  The amateur drama comes high  occasionally. A local company put  on a play in Sandon last Thursday  evening. Six hours later the city  quit loser over ��200,000. It was a  Bitter Atonement.  On the coast the little brown  Japs seem to be cutting most of the  wood |or the canneries. In a few  years the Jap will probably be  running for the legislature in this  province. If our stock of Imperial  reasons keep on increasing he may  even reach Ottawa.  A parson in the, east prayed for  lightning to strike a brewery in his  town, and the  event  recently  occurred.    Years ago a parson in New  Denver prayed for rain, and it has  rained more or less ever since.   We  have often - prayed  for our  delinquent subscribers  to   dig  up,   and  many have  never dug.    We wish  this parson  who  knocked  out the  brewery avouIcI take them in 'hand.  We would divide the  results  with  him.  ���'Molybdenite is of value in the East  in the manufacture of steel. The pure  concentrated mineral has a present  market value in Pittsburg of $200 per  ton.  Since July .1, '98, each placer mining  location is considered as a separate  claim in U. S. patent proceedings, upon  which is required S500 in work or improvements.  A yard of pipe will hold about as  many pounds of water as the square of  its diameter in inches; thus a 4-inch pipe  would hold about 16 pounds of water in  each three feet of its length.  The specific gravity of pure iron is  7.844. Pure iron is rarely seen and is a  chemical curiosity; ic is white with a  brilliant luster. Ordinary merchantable iron has a specific gravity of about  Where the mean pressure on tlie  piston of a steam engine is equal to  eight tons, and the velocity of the  piston is equal to 250 feet per minute,  the theoretical horse 'power of that  engine is 121.21.  It is a theory of some metallograp-  hists that solid metals evaporate from  their surface, as camphor evaporates,  while remaining solid, so that were one  j endowed -with a finer sense of smell he  i could smell metal at a distance.  The late Dr. Martineau insured his  life for ��1,000 as far back as the year  1828: It is not often that a life policy  remains in force for seventy-two years.  The total amount payable under the  policy with the bonus additions was  ��4,331.  In  parts of South   America,   where  Leland  House,  Nakusp.  Is :i comfortable, hotel for traveller*  Mrs. McDougaid/  New Denver  Transportation  & Light Co.  PALM A ANGRIGNON, PROPRIETOR.  oiNsri/rixi; metallproist  MINIXO  I'.XOIXEKi;  P.O.  ���iX  111!.  Portland, Oregon  Advises nil T.iine~, milling propertii-s  ,-iml tlii.-i�����  workings Ciaims,    Prospi-ets,    and  Mines sfieked:  Companies organized.     Capital   furnished.  GREAT DEMAND FOR PROMISING SILVER  LEAD   PROPERTIES.  Hill Bros.  Manufacturers of  .">* )��:**>* ^c88***  5  CSCSJ  General Draying: Mining Sup  plies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.  Saddle Horses and Pack Animals.  Peed Stables at New Denver.  and  Shingles  x  At a recent meeting in London  of barons, dukes and other fellows  Mark Twain rose up and said that  he was going back to the States and  run for the presidency because there j mahogany is used for railroad ties and  were not enough of candidates in j other ordinary uses, the native business  the field. The pot-bellied crowd [men are said to prize the cheap hemlock  roared and thought this remark was I an(l Ph">e boards which are sent in the  wonderfully���clevah. you know. I form of boxes and crates from this  If Mark has  any   sense  of   humor I country.  D  AUSTRALIAN  LAMBS'     WOOL  UNDERWEAR  FOR GENTLEMEN.  NECK  WEAR  SPECIALTY   AT  ZVicLachlan's  New Denver.  Orders   shipped to all  parts of the  Country.      Hill  at  head  of  ���Slocan Lake. ���  Postoftice address, Hosebery.  NOTICE TO  Nelson  left he must have been muchly  elated at the joke of springing such  a. joke and having it cabled across  the briny. Great is the appreciation of the titled, especially when  they are loaded with beer and plum  pudding.  If the miners of the west would  band together and work mines upon their own account there would  be no occasion for strikes, and the  howl for capital would be reduced  to a stage whisper. But then they  will not do it. Half of them would  rather have a. boss and hit the drill  for eight long hours in order that  they can keep the sheriff out of the  gin   mills.    The   miner  is selfish.  A paper bicycle has now invaded the  field. Paper fibre, similar to that  sometimes used in the manufacture of  railway carriage wheels, is employed  for tubing, and is as strong as any in  use. A factory is said to be contemplated for the production of bicycles of  this sort.  "It's no use," exclaimed Willie Wish-  ington, "I never can learn to say the  right thing at the right time. I told  Miss Slimrains that her eyes shone on  me like stars above." "That's old, but  pretty," answered Miss Cayenne. "Yes.  But she is one of those remarkably tall  girls who resent any reference to their  height."  It is always a risky thing to base a  general conclusion on  a particular in-  ment  gency  KELSON, B.C.  Contracts   taken  for  Diamond  Core  Drilling*.  1 will now sell  Solio.        Films,  Kodaks at  Send for prices on  vou want.  11. STRATH EARN. Kaslo, B. C  J. E. Angrignon ffl  We can give you Tailor-made Suits  at prices ranging between these   '  figures���and the quality and  fit guaranteed the best.  Have taken several orders in the  past week; can't we take  your measurement ?  We have made arrangements -with one of  the best tailoring establishments in Canada  with headquarters at Montreal, to do our  Tailoring, and are now prepared to take  orders for Spring and Summer Suits, at  Eastern prices. We have a large selection  of Worsteds. Suitings/ Pantings, Serges,  Overcoatings, etc., and are confident that  we can satisfy you in every detail. We  take your measurement according to the  latest and surest method and guarantee a  perfect fit. As we have no local tailoring  establishment we have adopted this plan  of giving to our patrons the best tailor-  made clothing, feeling sure that our efforts  will be appreciated. That you may better  und( rstand the proposition, we ask you to  inspect samples and get prices.  The Leading  He wants to do all the work while  the fat capitalist and others who i stance. A man was bitten by a rattle  live upon his labor are suffering for! 6nake down soutll> drank a bottle of  lack of exercise. This not right, j bnuui>' aml cairiu through all right.  Divide up the work and let^the ! Nexl flil>' u man in B��st0�� won a het of  idlers fat change into sweat on their ! *5 b-v drinking a quart ol whiskey in  brows. i two  minutes     He died.    In  one case  the liquor saved a life and in  the, other  destroyed one.  A correspondent, writing from the  ' mountains of Virginia, where he has  'been prospecting and mining during  the winter months, thus describes mining conditions in his vicinity: "If any  one ever says mining in Virginia to me  again, after 1 get out of this cussed  hole, I will brain him on the spot! Mud  and rain, and fog, and Ariosa coffee,  and sow belly, and soda biscuit, and  rotten apple brandy, and the most infernal liars on earth."  All water acts on copper. "Hard"  water takes up little lead from lead  pipes: "soft'* water and carbonated  water dissolves out considerable  quan-  HEIJ.'ilK ALL KINDS FURNISHED.  J. H. LOVE.  MAINLAND  and  BRITISH LION  Are the best known  Cigars in B. C.    They  ARE UNION MAD  and sold bv all first-class dealers.  Hairdresser  Bosun Block,  New Denver, B.C.  E B. Dunlop  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  \^BOURNE BROS.,  New Denver, B.  THE WM. HAMILTON MANUFACTURING CO, LIMITED  Children's Hair Cuttini.  SLOCAN   CITY,  a Specially.  B.  C.  F. L. CHRISTIE, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  SOLICITOR, Etc.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Kverv Fridavat Silverton. SANDON. H. C  PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO,  CANADA.  The Cifton House,  Sandon.  Has ample accommodation* for a laiwnumner of people. The rooms are. l.irf."-  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided with e.vcry'liin<_' in the market  Sample Rooms for Commerciar Travelers.  THK    WHITE    MKTAt,,  Silver may never again sell at ��1.00  per ounce, but the future of this democratic metal is certainly good.  The tremendous and rapid industrial  and political changes just commencing  in China,.Japan and Asia generally will  cause a great demand for silver. Gold,  as currency, for use of the teening  millions of the Orient, is altogether out  of the question. Asiatics reject paper  money with suspicion, and love the big  silver dollar or rupee  The following is an indication of the  coming demand for silver.  China continues this year to take  large quantities of silver, the shipments  showing, thus far, a heavy advance  over last year. The total silver shipments from London to the, oast for the  two months ending February 28 are ;  reported as follows:���  180?). JPH.IU.  China ��302,BH0    ��404,720  Brit. E. Indies   fio5,850      002,078  WM. TIETJEN,  Manufacturer.  V.WVOUVKR.  Inc.  03.7  51.-1  Total ��957.080 ��148i.i,807    55.2  Some part of the increase in shipments to China is due to active trade,  and a large part probably   to expendi-  tities.  "And that is silver ore, is it?" said  an old lady, as she examined a curious  looking bit of mineral.  "Yes," said her husband.  "And how do they get the silver  out?"  "They smelt it."  ���'Well, that's queer," she. said, applying her nose to the ore. "I smelt it,  too, but I didn't get anv silver."  Over   000,000  pounds  of  tea  is  consumed in England daily.  J. M. McGregor  1!. A. Se.  PROVINCIAL   LAND SURVEYOR  and MININd ENCINKER  Slocan,B. O.  Correspondence. Solicited.  Travelers  Will rind the  Arlington Hotel  a pleasnnt pnu-e to stop at when in  Slocan City.  C-ETHING & HENDERSON. Proprietors.  BRICK  FOR   SALE.  JOHN    GOETTSCHE,  NEW   DENVER.  John Buckle}', Prop.  W. L. Jeffery  & Son  Workers in Tin, -Copper and  Sheet Iron.  Air Piping and Mining  Work a Specialty  Headquarters,  New Denver  Nelson  School of  Short Hand and  Typewriting  Second Term now open  THE BUDGET SYSTEM of Book-keeping ,-iiid  Business is unrivalled by nny known  met liod of Office Practice.  WE TEACH IT  T()t:('H TYPEWRITING jrives one-quarter  higher r.ite of speed than the antiquated  Siji-lu Syst.-m. WE TEACH IT  STENOGRAPH Y  and PROOFREADING combined   for  itin.*-  desirous of  traininu'  for  newspaper work.  For terms and parrieiilais apply l",  RATTRAY & MERRILL.  Victoria Block, Nelson, B. ('.  ][ L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. C.  Branch office at New Denver every  Saturday-  NEW DENVER,   B. C.  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation lor the traveling" public.  Telegrams for  rooms promptly attended to.  HENRY STEGE,"        - - -     ' - Proprietor  New Denver, B.C.  A. JACOBSON& CO.,props  Best meals in  the  city���Comfortable rooms���Bar replete  with the beat of  Liquors and Cigars���Best service throughout. Seventh Year.  THE LEDUE, NEW ��� DENVER, B.C., MAY 10  1900.  PAYS   IX   OI-D   CHEYENNE,  A  rushing-, restless human  tide from  every state in these domains.  Drawn by the ever-magic power of gold  across the spreading plains,  Eyes set in eve-iy face aglow with fond  anticipation's light,  The great Black Hills the only theme of  conversation day and night,  ��� Rough-shirtecl men in canvas garh,men  dressed in finest of attire,  Men seeking victims for their games,  men hot with speculative fire,  The man of leisure,.man of wealth, the  pauper, and the mining man  Touched elbows in the gold-mad throng  in early days in old Cheyenne.  The bullwhips popped as pop the guns  in battle on the busy street,  The toiling oxen  lolled their tongues  and panted from the summer heat,  The dusty drivers swung the  lash  and  swore as ''whackers" only swear,  The jolting wagons lent their  noise to  swell the tumult in the air.  The  reckless  riders of the range,  in  leather chaps and wealth of hat,  Upon the backs of  bucking  bronks at.  ease within the saddle sat,  And rough, unshaven faces browned by  Rocky mountain weather tan  ���Predominated in the crowds upon  the  streets of old Cheyenne.  The. breath  of  liquor vile  as  sin  cast  poison on the. western air,  The  glasses clinked   in   sun-browned  hands in many an alcoholic air,  Unceasing clicked   the faro  chips and  danced the ball upon the wheel,  Untuned pianos beat the time for those  who tripped the toe and heel.  Hand-painted creatures of the sex their  reckless, wasted lives disgraced,  Danced in theanns of drunken men, their  forms in shameful garb encased,  And bold licentiousness as tide of hell-  inspired fever ran,  In that in ad revelry of sin in early days  in old Cheyenne.  Those scenes are but a memory now in  that fair city of the plains;  Morality stepped in and from outlawry  snatched the guiding reins;  Determined men and ready ropes from  her escutcheon wiped disgrace  And wrote the telling word  "Reform"  in golden letters in its place.  A hint of those exciting clays is seldom  heard, excepting when  The   few   surviving   pioneers,   brave,  sturdy old gray-headed men,  Meet in rimnion as a gay and jolly reminiscent clan,  And in their yearnings resurrect those  early days in old Cheyenne.  ���Denver Post.  ���A    MKSS.VOE    TO    G.\H CIA.'  A   Se  r n for the Times���-Why  SI en Ave  Failure*.  In the Philistine Magazine for March,  1899, appeared an article, "A Mc. ige  to Garcia," by Elbert Hubbard, which  contains so many chunks of hard, solid  fact that, it has been widely copied, and  has now been issued in pamphlet form  in an edition of 1.00,000 copies. This  article, which we reproduce below in its  entirety, is well worth reading.  In all this Cuban business there is one  man stands out on the horizon of my  memory like Mars at Perihelion. When  war broke out between Spain and the  United States, it was very ne.cessaiy to  communicate quickly with the leader  of the insurgents. Garcia was somewhere in the mountain fastnesses of  Cuba���no one knew where. No mail  nor telegraph message could reach him.  The President must secure his co-operation, and quickly.  What to do !  Some one said to the President,  "There's a fellow by the name of Rowan  who will find Garcia for you, if anybody  can."  Rowan was sent for andgiven a letter  to be delivered to Garcia. How "the  fellow by the name of Rowan" took the  letter, sealed it up in an oil-skin pouch,  strapped it over his heart, in four days  landed by night, off the coast of Cuba  from an'-open boat, disappeared into  the jungle, and in three weeks came  out on the other side of the island, baring traversed a hostile country on foot,  and delivered his letter to Garcia, are.  things I have no special desire now to  tell in detail.  The point I wish to make is this: Me-  Kinley gave Rowan a letter to be delivered to Garcia; Rowan took the letter  and did not ask, "Where is he at?" By  the Eternal ! there is a man whose form  .should h�� cast in deathless bronze and  the statue placed in every college of the  land. It is not book-learning young  men need, nor instruction about this  and that, but a stiffening of the vertebra-, which will cause, them to lie loyal  to a trust, to act promptly, concentrate  their energies: do the. tiling���"Carry a  message to Garcia!"  General Garcia is dead now.but there  are other Garcias.  No man, who has endeavored to carry  out an enterprise where many hands  were needed, but has been well nigh  appalled at times by the imbecility of  the average man���the inability or unwillingness to concentiate on a thing  and do it. Slip-shod assistance, foolish  inattention, dowdy indifference, and  half-hearted work seem the rule; and  no man succeeds, unless by hook or  crook, or threat, he forces or bribes  other men to assist him; or mayhap,  God in His goodness performs a miracle  and -ends him an Angel of Light for an  assistant. Vou, reader, put this matter  to a test: You are. sitting now in your  office���six clerks are within call. Summon any one and make, this request:  "Please look in the encyclopedia and  make a brief memorandum forme concerning the life of Correggio "  Will the clerk quietly say, "Yes. sir,"  and go do the task ?  On your  life,   lie  will   not     He  will  look at vou out of a fishy  eye and  ask  one or more of the following questions:  Who was he?  Which encyclopedia?  Where is the encyclopedia?  Was I hired for that?  Don't you mean Bismarck?  What's the matter with Charlie doing-  it?  Is lie dead?  Is there any hurry?  Shan't I bring you the book  and  let  you look it up yourself?  What do you want to know for?  And I will lay you ten to one that  after you have answered the questions,  and explained how to find the information, and why you waiit it, the clerk  will go off and get one of the other  clerks'to help him try to find. Garcia���  and'then come back and tell you there  is no such man. Of course I may lose  my bet, but. according to the Law of  Average, 1 will not.  Now, if you are wise'you wi'l not  bother to explain to your "assistant"  that Correggio; is indexed under the  C's, not in the K's, but you will smile  sweetly arid say, "Never mind," and  go look it tip yourself.  And this incapacity for independent:  action, this moral stupidity, this infirmity, of the will, this .unwillingness  to cheerfully catch hold and lift, are the  things that put pure Socialism so far  into the future. If men will not act for  themselves, what will they do when  the benefit of their effort is for all? A  first-mate with knotted club seems  necessary; and the dread of getting  "the bounce" Saturday night, holds  many a worker to his place.  Advertise for a stenographer, and  nine out of ten who apply can neither  spell or punctuate���and do not think it  necessary to  Can such a one write a letter to Garcia ?  "You see that book-keeper," said the  foreman to me in a large factory.  "Yes; what about him ?"  "Well, he's a fine accountant, but if  I'd send him up town on an errand, he  might accomplish the errand all right,  and, on the other hand, might stop at  four saloons on the way, and when he  got to Main street, would forget what  he had been sent for*"  Can such a man be trusted to carry a  message to Garcia?  s<> Many ^ye \viv(i recently been hearing much  maul in sympathy expressed for the  "down-trodden denizen of the sweatshop" and the "homeless wanderer  searching for honest employment," and  with it all often goes many hard words  for the men in power.  Nothing is said about the employer  who grows old before his time in a vain  attempt to get frowsy ne'er-do-wells to  do intelligent work; and his long,  patient striving with "help" that does  nothing but loaf when his back is turned.  In every store and factory there is a  constant weeding-out process going on.  The employer is constantly sending  away "help" that have shown their incapacity to further the interests of the  business, and others are being taken  on. No matter how good times are,  this sorting continues, only if times are  hard and work is scarce, the sorting is  done finer���but out and forever out, th  incompetent and unworthy go. It is  the survival of the fittest. Self-interest  prompts every employer to keep the  best���those who can carry a message to  Garcia.  1 know one man of really brilliant  parts who has not the ability to manage  a business of his own, and yet who is  absolutely worthless to any one else,  because he carries with'him constantly  the insane suspicion that his employer  is oppressing, or intending to oppress  him. He cannot, give orders; and he  will not receive them. Should a message  be given him to take to Garcia, his  answer would probably be, "Take it  yourself."  To-night this man walks the streets  looking for work, the wind whistling  through his thread-bare coat. No one  who knows him dare employ him, for  he is a regular firebrand of discontent.  He is impervious to reason, and the  only thing that can impress him is the  toe of a thick-soled No. 9 boot.  Of course 1 know that one so morally  deformed is no less to be pitied than a  physical cripple: but in our pitying,  let. us drop a tear, too, for the men who  fire striving to carrv on a  great  enter-  the man who, when given a letter for  Garcia, quietly takes the missive, without asking-any idiotic questions, and  with no lurking intention of chucking"  it into the nearest auwer, or of doing-  aught (else but deliver it, never gets  "laid off," nor has to go on strike for  higher wages. Civilization is one long  anxious search /or just such individuals  Anything siuh a man asks shall be  granted; hid kind is so rare that no employer car. afford to.let him. go. He is  wanted in every city, town and village  ���in every ohice, shop, store and factory.  The world cries out for such: he is  needed and needed badly���the man who  can carry a message to Garcia. '  SCIKNCK    AM)    MIXING. I  through the quartz. In such veins  "ore shoots" may be considered as long  and more or less continuous patches or  bodies of ore descending and following  the downward dip of the vein, these  often separated from one another by  comparatively barren intervals, but all  with a uniform direction of dip. These  ore shoots vary from arfew feet to 1000.  Whoever takes a cheque upon a bank  in bis own town should present it for  payment on the day he receives it or on  the next day. During these two days  the drawer of the cheque guarantees  the solvency of the bank upon which   it  is drawn; but after that the risk must  be borne by the cheque holder. This is  the rule enforced by the' courts of all  the states.  There are but two government institutions authorized to receive ores for  assay, one at Dead wood, S. D., and the  United Assay Office at Charlotte, N. C.  It is not the policy of the government  to enter into competition with private  assaycrs, therefore the charges fit those  government institutions are fixed at $3  for gold and silver; other metals the  same.  Pay the printer and be honored.  prise, whose working hours are not  limited by the whistle, and whose hail  is fast turning white through the struggle to hold in line dowdy indifference,  slip-shod imbecility, and the heartless  ingratitude, which, but for their enterprise, would be both hungry and homeless.  Have 1 put the, matter too strongly ?  Possibly I have; but when all the world  has gone a slumming I wish to speak a  word of sympathy for the man who succeeds���the man who,againstgreat odds,  has directed the efforts of others, find  having succeeded, finds there's nothing  in it: nothing but bare board and  clothes.  I have carried a dinner pail and  worked for day's wages, and 1 have,  also been an employer of Iaboi, and I  know there is something to be said on  both sides. There is no excellence, per  se, in poverty; rags are no recommendation; and all employers are not rapacious and high-handed, any more than  all poor men are virtuous.  My heart goes out to the man who  does his work when the "boss" is away,  us well as when  he is at home    And'  A saturated solution of salt boils at j  ���22<i degrees V , under ordinary alums-j  pheric pressure. ,  There is no state tax on the issuu of j  certificates of stock of California stock !  corporations.. ;  The gas consumed in one. It; (,'P. gas i  jet, if consumed in ft'gas engine, would j  produce three Pi C. P. incandescentj  electric lights. !  Tin'plate is a  sheet of  iron  or steel i  coated with an alloy of tin find lead,   in !  proportion   of about  20  to 80,   respectively.   Term;   plates are usually I'o  roofing.  Tests of mining- ladders show that  the weak ladder is the very dry one;  the most: dangerous ladder is the damp  one; the strongest ladder the new one  put together with cut nails.  Quicksilver has sold for SI.55 per  pound in California in 75; in 79 it sold  for 88 cents per pound in California.  At present it is sold per flask at the  rate of 67J cents per pound.  As in California, gold is found in slate  in North Carolina. The same general  origin is ascribed to the gold formation  in both cases���the ascension of mineral-  bearing waters from solfataric depths.  Hydraulic miners have a theory,more  or less borne out by experience, that  when a gold-bearing- stream forka into  two or more bravches the source of the  gold is more often found in the right  hand branch.  The latent heat of fusion of gold is  10.8 calories. In the case of most metals  the latent heat of fusion is about one-  third the heat required to raise the  metal from absolute zero���'273 degrees  C ���to its melting point.  The 5-cent coin in use contains -25 per  cent, nickel, 75 per cent, copper. Nickel,  more than any other metal, has the  property of giving color to an alloy.  Even an alloy of 90 per cent, copper and  10 per cent, nickel will have the peculiar  nickel tint.  The carat, the unit of weight for  precious stones, carbons, etc., is 3.2  grains, varying slightly according to  different localities and authorities. The  international carat is 3.168 grains, or  205 milligrams. Francisco de Mello,  Rua Cons, Dantes, Bahia, Brazil, deals  in carbons.  The term "apex" does not mean a  point, when used in -connection with  mining lodes. It means the top of the  ledge or lode, the point which comes  nearest to the surface of the ground.  The part from foot wall to hanging wall  at the top of the, lode nearest the surface  is the apex.  The water storage required to produce 1 HP. for one hour, with an available head of 10 feet, would be represented by the capacity of a tank 20 feet  square and 10 feet deep; at a head of  140 feet the storage tank would still be  required to be 10 feet square and about  3 feet deep.  Glycerine used by powder manufacturers now commands 13 cents a pound.  At ruling rates for the manufactured,  product that means an average profit  to the powder manufacturer of about 25  cents per case. Glycerine at 10 cents���  the former price���would admit of a  profit of about 50 cents per case.  After issuance of a United States  patent to a placer claim lode thereon  g-oes with the patent find can not be  made the mbject of any adverse action.  If the lode, be discovered within the  limits of the placer location before  issuance of such patent it may be  located, and so far as it is concerned  the placer location would have to yield  to it.  Owners   of   valid   mining    locations  made and held in good faith  under the  mining laws of the.   United  States  and  the regulations thereunder, are authorized and permitted fo fell   and   remove  from such  mining claims, any  timber  growing   thereon,   for   actual   mining j  purposes  in  connection   with   the par- j  ticular claim from which   the timber is j  felled or removed.  Platinum has never been found in j  place in California, but is not unconi- J  mon in northern California in both re- i  cent and older gravels, and in eroded;  channels in the serpentine  tion with gold, from 1.-10  cent, of the weight of gold.  Carrv a complete stock of  FURNITUj  and solicit orders from any part of the province.     Write for prices,  LIMITED  Send name and address  for Catalogue.  . MURRAY  TORONTO  INew Silks  and Dress Goods  Have no Hesitation about writing for Samples.  Tho first choice, of course, is always the Iie.->t. First choice of new Spring Silks and Dress  Stuffs means to get a pick from goods handsome to the, extent of being- more elaborate than  any showing- from former seasons. We are anxious to submit samples for your consideration, all trc. ask is your name and address, with an idea of what you thought of buying.  ADDRESS MAIL ORDKR DEPARTMENT.  W. A. MURRAY & CO., Limited  17 to 27 King St. East, 10 to 16 Col borne St., Toronto.  To Builders:  If yon    want    Dimension  Lumber, Rough and Dressed  Lumber, Coast and Kootenay  Ceiling and Flooring, Double  and   Dressed   Coast   Cedar,  Rustic,    Shiplap,    Stepping,  Door Jambs, Pine and Cedar  Casings,      Window     Stiles,  Turned     'Work,     Hrackets,  Newel   Posts,   Band-sawing,  Turned Veranda Posts, Store  Fronts.   Doors,. Windows  or  Glass, write to���  The Brantford Hed Bird  is a beauty  But at no point in its construction is strength sacrificed for beauty. In  all its parts one finds a happy combination of both these desirable elements.  The "Red Bird" for 1900 has some very important improvements and new  features���they're lighter in weight, narrower in tread, stronger reinforcements, new crank bracket, new seat post fastener, chainless wheels and  combination coaster and brake.  Agent Wanted.    Write for catalogue.  CANADA CYCLE & MOTOR CO., Limited  Head office, Toronto, Canada.  Nelson Saw & Planing  Hills, Limited  Nelson, B. C.  CERTIFICATE QF IMPROVEMENTS  LRk��ri��w,   f.akevi��:iv    i?rm:ti<m     Alpha,  and Kopje Fraction Mineral Claims.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay    District. Where      located:  Ahout one and one-half miles south of New  Denver.  TAKE NOTICE That I, W.S. Drewry, acting  JL as ag-ent fur the Northwest Mining Syndicate, Limited, Free Miner's Certificate. No. 13902,  intend, sixty days from the date hereof  tf) apply to the Mining- Recorder for a certificate  of improvements, for the purpose of obtain  iiif a Crown grant of each of the above claims.  And'further take notice that action under section 37 must he commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 3d day of May, lfiOO.  W. S. DREWRY.  Dolly    Varilen  ami     Ensign  Claims.  Mineral  Agents everywhere.  Write for catalogue.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay Distiict. Where located: At the  head of Wilron creek and North Fork of  Carpenter.  TAKE NOTICE That I, Chas. Moore, of Kaslo,  1 acting as agent for J. M. Martin, F. M. C.  34.301 A. Alfred Robinson. F. M. C. 13.748 B, A.  W. Wright, and C. J. Arnold, F. M. C. No.  13,37!) A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate  of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown Grant of each of the above claims.  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this iSth dav of April. Who.  3-0 * CHAS. MOORE, I'. L. S.  NOTICE  OF   SALE   BY  AUCTION.  PUBLIC  The Welland Vale Bicycles for 1900 are the consummation of all that is  good���built to fill every requirement���most advanced ideas���best materials���a bicycle distinguished in the high-grade classes. See the  one-piece crank and axle; see the handsome triple crown; see the  simplified crank mechanism; see the improved cones; see the chainless  wheels; see the combined coaster and brake.  CANADA CYCLE & MOTOR CO., Limited.  Head Office, Toronto, Canada,  Estate of JAMES DELANEY.  YJOT1CE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public  i>    Auclic  premises. New Denver. B. C.,on  FIFTEENTH DAY OF MAY  11KKI.  of the following proper y of the above estate-  One hundred and fifty Town Lots in the town-  sfte of New Denver, B. C; Wagons  furniture,  goods and chattels.  The above will be -offered for sale by Public  Auction on the above date either en bloc or  separately to suit purchasers.     TERMS   CASH.  Inventory can be seen and furthei particulars  obtained by intending purchasers on application  at the Central Hotel, New Denver, B. C.  LEE   COOMBS. Assignee.  Note the Long Curve  In the lower tube in the MASSEY-HAKKIB  li'OO Bicycles for ladies���gives  v.*  them a graceful appearance. Every wheel fitted wit! the fullest complement of equipment in its particular class. Options enough to please every  taste.  Agent wanted.  LAND LEASE.  -yOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that we, Walter  i\ A. Smith and Alexanders-Sinclair, thirty days  alter date, intend to apply to the Chiel Commissioner of La (Is and works for a Iwenty-one  years' lease of twenty acres of land situate  about one and one-half'miles north of Rosehcry  on the ea-tern shore of Slocan lake. Kootenay  county, B.C.. cciminencinsr at a post marked S.  W. corner of W  A   S. and A. S. Land.  WALTER A. SMITH,  A LE X AND E R   SI NC L AIR.  I.)at< d, April 2nd, liiO'i.  Write for catalogue.  CANADA CYCLE & .MOTOR CO., Limited  Head Of'lice, Toronto, Canada.  -Going' the past" one better."  The Cleveland  ss  Onadian  ANDSOO LINE.  Between  S  Simplest,  The Cleveland Chainless is piacticallv a perfect wheel  safest, cleanest and most durable. The most speed Cor least effort. The  chainless idea. Theoretical speculation reduced to fact and put into practice. Agents everywhere. Call on one and study the special features (or  l'JOO, or write for catalogue.    See the combined coaster and brake.  ATLANTIC & PACIFIC  The direct route from  Kootenay Country  to all points East and West.  Agents wanted.  CANADA CYCLE A .MOTOR CO., Limited.  Head of'lice, Toronto, Canada.  This Is Canada vear  Make enquiries about i;he Water's Hub--it's on the  i  m   coiinec-  o }, of I per j  though in  the. case of black sand containing gold  the platinum percentage is often much  higher.  Ordinarily a quartz vein of gold ore  is a body of quartz occupying the entire  width of the fissure from wall to wall,  the ore body being either of relatively  narrow entent in the center, or distributed   in    still    narrower   stringers  it's a feature that the ladies especially will take toan excellent.  thing and most a marvel of mechanical ingenuity-a practical improvement,  no' a fad.  Agent wanted.    Write for catalogue.  CANADA CVCLE ,t MOTOR ('().. Limited,  llvd<\ office, Toronto. Canada.  First-Class Sleepers on all trains from  Revelstoke and Kootenay Ldg.  Tourist Cars pass Medicine Hat daily  for St, Paul: Sundays and Wednesdays for Toronto: Fridays  for .Montreal and Boston.  Same ears pass  Revelstoke one day  earlier.  CONMXTIoXS  Kevel-toke and main line points.  Sr.S'il; I)Iy:lv - I lenver C. Sidintr���ar: Dailv 1:.:3(>X  s:l.ril< i-x. Sun: Iv V deliver Lilti: uri-x. Stin.lri:40k  i:i>ssi.aNI  AND  NH.MiN   CHOWS   XKST     I1HA.VCII  IKitWliAKV cor.vn.-v.  '..Mikex.   Sun: lv X.I >enver Ldjj: ar eN.Smi ]:'...'.("I,  in  AM' FK"M SAMki.N'  . Denver (". sder ar dly s.:ok  . N D'-nver Ldfr.ar i-x Sun '������������> k  Asci-rt.'iin rates and   fu!l   information    l>y   nd-  dn-ssiiii.'m-ari'si  Im-.-il atrent or���  G. B. GAKKKTT, Ateul W.v D.-nvrr.  \V. K.   Anderson.  Trav.   Pass.   Airt...  Nels..n.  E. .). Cuvle, A. G. P. Aft'.. Vancouver.  1;...'!"k dly Iv   i.'i .'ink e.\  Sun |v  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  I'o and from Kuro|iean  points via Canadian  i and Ainerican lines.     Apply    for *ailiiiK date.-.  rates, tickets and   full  information   to any C.  Ky affent or���  G. H. (iAUKKTT,  C. P. R. Aeent, New Denver.  W. P. K. Oummiiiirs. ."}  s  <   i...    it-:....:. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C.. MAY 10,   1900.  Seventh Yeap.  MINING   RECORDS  The following is a complete list of the  mining transactions recorded <"ur\��ig the.  week in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Penve- were  as follows:��� ���      ���  ':.'-!--Mlh.-l K ,. ���! A Mt-Kinit .n I.. X.F Mc-  Xa unlit.  Same i, same to A A Welili.  Hamilton ;. A A Welili t-.. X 1" .McXiui-ht.  Same j. same.1.1 -I A Mclviniion.  iii'.���IJIacK Prinee 1-<1. H<>od"o and Dundas I  ear-li. G- T Corn; ley in F S Sherry. :--inf =.  Silver 'I'iii J, M L Xieliclson to W A Thompson  LOCA i InNS.  ue.H!- Sil vi-rton.  W S Ault, .1 I'M  ���A     <iIS.KAT    (iOl.l>     i:.KKF.  Aj.ril i"��-I).lt  Tunkis.  Mamie, F-mr Mile. A McDonald.  May 1���Be-s. .Wilson creek. It (. Aendersoi:.  May -'���Key-ton.;-, near Sjlyerron. C MeXichol  Kau Time. Geld creek, H J Stewart. ,  May l-Xo i  Fraction,   near  Xoonday',  H   ,1 | doubt, though perhaps not much spoken  The fact that the fate oi th'1 greatest  aggregation of gold mine and gold mining machinery in the whole world is in  Stewart  May .-.-  Kell.  May 7-  -F.mera.ld Fraction.   Hear  Lake,  .1   YV  fill.  -.Hamier. near Cody. R A Lai  ASSESSMENTS.  April i4���Queen City. Dcwery. i't���Malvana,  Elazliar, Klazhar Fraction, Bessie. Anchor  Fraction, Century Fraction, Gentle Annie. Reliance. :.'<;���Springtime. Minella, Culm, Kee-  watis. 27���Ferry No -'. i'fi���Keewatis. Xellie  Fraction,Reliuiu-e. Zr>���Shoshone, L I)Fraction  Leg-al Fraction, Alpha. Lake View Fraction,  Kopje Fraction, Lake View Xo li, Fidelity fraction, Broken Lock, Cracker Jack. Seattle, Black  Bird, Vernon, Xonpariel, Ironside, Link Fraction, Estella, Hetsy Ross, Lost Tijfer, Bendigp'.  Tom Bowling. Bier Kanamha, Morning. May l  ���Burnside, Deception. . 3��� Freeport, Pero. Bolivia. Timber Lake. Xetfie Fraction, Belt Fraction, Eva Fraction. 1���Varti, Pinrate, Mammoth. 5���Ouray. 7���Kcpuhlit.-ini. -S���Corn-  c-raeker, Fairhaveii.  TKANSFKKS.  April 24���Notice that Oiney-a is under agree,  ment of sale, A J Tret.hcwey to G A Alexander,  April ii.  April-'.-.- Virden, J, W H Todd to J K Wood,  Jan i'S, iSiin.  Richmond, Star View, Umpire, all: Summit,. \,  G-eoGooderham to War Eagle Co., Oct ab, 1898.  April 3o���Contact, V H Behne to Geo H Dawson. Aug 22.   '  Shoshone, J, E Pitt to W S Drewry, Nov 2D.  Kopje Fraction, \V S Drewry to X. W. Mining  Syndicate. April 30. ...,-���  May 1���Republican; i, Oco M Davis to David  Matheson, July 17.  "   Jennie, l-.r>. F Curry'to MA Me Donald. April 21  Royal Five, l-n, Lake View, l s, same to same.  May 3���Fairmount, Lydia Schwarze to W Valentine, July 28,  Fairbope. same to same.  Vesra, \. James Brown to -J W Power, Sept 3'.'.  May 8���Twickenham,.]., F M Purvianee to E  F Smith, April 13.  A.INSWORTH    DIVISION.  LOCATIONS.  March  SI���Morninjj;-  Star,   south  of  Howser,  Alfred Leblanc.  April ii���Assurance, Crawford Bay,  Leonora  Kemp  No name Crawford Bay, R. Hendrick's.  11���Kitehiner. Woodbury creek, C H McLean.  17���North Pole No 2, Coffee creek, S N Long-.  20���Lardo, Lardo river, Frank Velleneuve.  21���Thistle. Mendryx camp, T W Barbour.  Rose, Hendryx camp, T W Barbour.  23���Odessa   Fraction,   between   Princess   and  Woodbury creek, J B Townsend.  ���  Alppen, South Fork Kaslo river, Louis Martin.  24���Liddie Burteu. Hummel creek. W L Mc-  Laui-rblin.  ASSESSMENTS.  April n���K.ootemiy, Percy Criddle.  Gatineau.Buc-kin.iiham, Acme and American,  H Giegericb.  Spokane-Ka^lo   and  Spokane-Kaslo Xo 2, H  GicLrerieh.  !)���Cork, W.I H Holmes.  Bute Fraction, 5 years, R Pollock.  10���1 E  R McLeod.  11���Oneida and Roy, J R Haniie.  12���Laura F. 2 years, J F West by.  Lake View, Jennie,  Playback  and  Cedar,  I'  O'Brien.  Daisy, Xoy, Townsend.   Willard J,  Florence  M and St Anthony, J F Westby.  Giant, Cerr. of 1. to Financial & Mining Trust  of Canada, Ltd.  17���R & K. Jas Desmond.  Superior Fraction, Boots, Zoa and Dixie Fraction, C Moore.  No 3, Leniider Shaw.  Calumet, 2 years, and Frisco. It J Midland.  Dublin, WJH Holmes.  18���Ore or-no-go. A Scheuler.  Dead wood, Chas. French.  20-Cert of I Bute Fraction, R -I Stenson.  Golden Kintr and Granite. H P Johnson.  23���Caledonian and Undaunted. R Williams.  Silver Bell. Little Bell and Hub, Louis Martin  and A B Walker.  2-1��� Boss,   Taconia and Marble City.   Reuben  Shade.  25���Everyreen,  Fossel. Silver Bottom,  Silver  Reef, Iron Mask, Buckeye, W J IT Holmes.  Everpreen. Fossel, Silver Bottom, Silver Reef.  Iron Mask. Buckeye and Banaekburii,  A Smith.  Silver Tip and Black Belt. Adam Baird.  of, staggers the English mind and confounds the capitalists of all nations who  have interests at stake, in the Transvaal. Kruger has already intimated  what he would do if pushed to the wall,  though English investors try to console  themselves with a reported interview in  which the lion of the Transvaal is said  to have stated that the mines were perfectly safe. But nobody is certain that  the mines of the Hand are not to-day  underlaid with explosive gelatine of the  moat powerful and destructive character, ready to be touched off at a moment's  notice in case of a successful advance  upon Johannesburg and Pretoria.  Perhaps   few  fully  realize that the  Rand mines extend for a stretch   of W  miles.    Along these g-reat rows of mines  are seemingly endless mills, with their  thundering crushers and huge derricks.  The   whole   is flanked by great iron  buildings   where  thousands   of negro  workers live.   All  through  the year,  day and night, the work never ceases.  A mile deep the earth is drilled with  shafts, and here (i0,000 human beings,  like busy ants,  toil incessantly in  the  bowels of the earth at the living rock.  For miles away the deuce smoke and  the glitter of electric lights can be seen.  Solomon in all  his glory  in  search  of  adornments for his temple, was a beg-l  garly pigmy compared with  the  giant  god of greed which animates this mighty  cave where negro slavery exists m the  disguise of poorly paid labor.  Out of these vast caverns comes more  than one-quarter of all the gold mined  on the planet. The gold production is  about 59,000,000 a year more than all  America- They produce 811,000,000 a  year more than all the gilded strands  of Australia. They produce twice as  much as all the ltussias. These mines  are on the very edge of Johannesburg.  Within a few years it is believed that  the Rand will yield the fabulous annuity  of ��200,000.000. Here are gathered the  brawn, brains and enterprise of the  world, all in the frantic search for gold.  Only as far back as 1887 the Rand  yielded but 8400,000. Since then these  wealth-vomiting shafts have emptied  more than $380,000,000, and each year  the stream grows. But for the war now  in progress the last year would have  seen almost incredible, masses of gold  broug-ht to the surface, and the dreams  of Raleigh would have been quite dis  counted. One may well shudder at the  report that every shaft and every drift  in the Rand has its charge of dynamite  already laid, the very buildings undermined with the dreadful explosive,  while each cartridge of dynamite is  connected by a wire running to a central  station, situated in some unknown place.  dimly out of the shade'while the violins  in the orchestra uncurled about four  yards of chilly, ice cold shudder  the beautiful heroine with her 1  red hand upraised to heaven exclaimed,  James Heatherington. forbear."    How  Then ! O  arge, [M  iined. ; \j \J  n\-mdly   she  >tood  there  as the  lime -^ 1  igiir showed the paint on iter counten- ' [ j��  K_.>*  W3^  a nee and her artificial, padding. And  how the villain subsided as eight detectives with whiskers, hand cuffs and  assorted clews filed in, nailed him to the  floor and brought, him to his milk when  the curtain fell and the loud trombone  let out a bunch'of Oooin-pahs and the  ingenue went out for her beer. The  play was over. ���  Manganese steel (13 per cent, of  manganese) is not magnetic, and of all  the alloys of iron it is the one which  presents the highest electrical resistance. There is a second allotropic  variety, which is magnetic.  Foit Sale, Cheap.���Cottage and two  corner lots, on Sixth street. Easy  terms.    Apply at Ledge office.  Established in Nelson 1830  MWUSMunHWMBMBanananai^iiBnMMMM  1 am now on deck to tell my friends "I am still alive.''  My Stock is Up-to-Date  My Prices are Right  Guarantee Quality  I demand the Largest a no Latjsst 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 .  Established W5.  SEWING MACHINES  $45.00  184f Roger Bros'  Raymond Cabinets for. .:'...  Wheeler Oc Wilson for   Domestic for   White for   Standard for   As we only employ  the   most expert watchmakers and jewelers, all work guaranteed.  All orders  by  mail  receive  our  tention, at���  prompt at-'  iM  E.-.M. SandilandslK  Sandon, B. C  Notary Public  Insurance* Mining Broker  Knives. Forks and Spoons,.'always on hand.  Don't forget the place, at���  The Jeweler,  NELSON,B. 0.  SEND YOUR   KEPAIKIXG TO  G. W. Grimmett  eweler  Optician  Get your Cigars  at the Cabinet  Cigar Store in  Nelson.  O. 13. MATTHEW.  and  Importer  Watches..  Spectacles.  jf Diamonds,  Silverware,  Etc.  Eyes Tested Free  WATCH REPAIRING  A SPECIALTY   "Sandon, B. C.  J. E. Delaney  New Denver  WHOLESALE COMMISSION" MERCHANT.  Fresh Laid Ey-frs from'the Boundry Ranch  arrive every week; 30e dozen delivered to any  point on Slocan Lake. Fresh Sprint? Chickens  for Sunday Dinner arrive every Friday. L. ke  of the Woods Flour. Hams, Bacon. Also a.i;ont  for Singer Sewing- Machines. Your order for  Chickens nitisl; be in before Thursday.  .Evidently Mixed.  THAN'S ITERS.  April '.i���J A Ryan to F E Archer. l-V; interest  Comstock. Erie and Virginia.  Agreement between C G Johnson and J F  CoMuiii. rellNI, Native Silver, Black Ea-le.  Lucky Bill Fraction, Lucky Bill and Olds.  11���Miria Boetcher and G A Carlson to R  Boeu-her, \ Minnie Band Little .rolinny, in consideration of <lobi�� assessment work for 18117-8.  R Williams to K Bocti-her. 1-'! Oriilamme.  V' ��� H McDonald to A L Mel'hea. all int Truor,  ��� I .!' Millci to F llansi-n. \ Iiit in Olympliiii  17-0 O .|..hn>oii to .1 F ('..Hum. \ Vurirni, B N"  I and Naliw Silver.  <; i'nrlc|tii.-t to A E Liiiflb.'1-L', J Bracelet.  js.   A ^chi'iil'']- to t' Boivi.e. J lliv-ii|--n.i-pi.  L'o- \\" H i.'onroy io X F Mackay, 1-ii im in  Sera ntoii.  :.'! Mr-, Ann Carney. S I'.i-n/.ie an>l (ico A  Cani'-y to If Iiitrliam. all in* in liny Copper.  Kilclnicr aid ' Mta w.-i  Newspapers sometimes mix their  matter in the rush to get to press.  Here is an item that recently appeared in an eastern daily:  "The church was finely decorated  with holly and evergreen and the  altar was hidden in a wealth of  flowers. Out of the recesses rose rare  tropical plants, and from the ceiling-  hung fifieen western veals, which at  this time of year are scarce and correspondingly dear at 6 @ S^c per lb.  There was also an active demand for  choice lambs, and farmers east of the  Mississippi river can profitably turn  to sheep raising and take the bride,  who wore a gown of white corded  silk, a creation of Worth's, with pearl  ornaments.  "Then came the maid of honor, the  cousin of the bride, Miss Henrietta  Blower of Chicago, wearing a dress  of white tulle, with diamond ornaments, and she was followed by a  small bunch of Montana sheep which  bleated most ]dtcouf.lv as they were  driven   on board  and shipped   to the  J. W. BALMAIN  CIVIL KN'filXEER, .AI.1CIHT.I3CT, ETC,  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted.with every modern  conven ien ce. Special p rejection against lire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE &  PAP WORTH,  Proprietors.  QUEEN'S   HOTEL  Heated with   Hot Air and  Lighted by Electricity  Large, comfortable bedrooms and first-class dining room.        Sample rooms  for commercial men RATES  $2 PER DAY  MRS. E. C. CLARKE, Prop., Late of the Royal Hotel Calgary.  Baker St., Nelson, B. C.  g Tackle  4i  DOS BROS ��  PHOTOGRAPHERS $  tv/ANCOUVER and NELSON,  B.C. f  The largest and most complete stock  in Kootenay.    Prices away down.  Nelson Hardware Co.,  NELSON", 15. C  Brewers of Fine Lager Beer and Porter--the best in the land.    Correspond-  solicited.    Address���  R. REISTERER & CO., Nelson, B.C.  We have  P. O.  Box 170.  ���iAXDON. B. C.  Fruit and Ornamental  ES  Rluidoiaindnms. Koses, Ftmc-y  IfiVtTiiTflens, .M.-iiri ml ins, Bulbs,  new   crop   tested  seeds,    fcr   si>rinn:   i'il:uitiuir.  Largest and most,  coinplutc; stock   in  Western  Ciumdii.   Call ami make your sp.liH'tions or send  for catalogue.   Address fit the nursery grounds  and ureenhou.se.  M. J. HENRY,  :>u()i; Westminster Ron (I. Vancouver, B. C.  Similar tiring in steam and water hose.  xi-:lsox, b. o.  S'l'ltAC'HAN  lillOS.  PIA'Ml'.Kh'S, &,-���.  tliat lasts  5 to  12  years  No Rubber to rot;  on Cotton to tear  Tinsmith and Plumber  Manufacturer ol' Galvanized   Air-Pipe,   Powder-  Thuwors, Oamp Stoves and all kinds  ol' Sheet Metal Work.  TIN  AND   CIAKVAKIZKI)   KOOFINO  SPECIALTY.  winter   hotels  in   B  'hey  Sl.dCAS     CJTY     DIVISION.  April SI-  20���(', (> \j. n f Lemon, 0  locations.  -Sioe.ui, Twelve Mile, T (.'.���ipparelli.  ���foui'p.y.  AHS.KSSMKNTS.  Ajjvi 1 17- 'ii-'I'l VikiriH. Oreun Moujitain.  18���Norma.  2H��� Melton.  27���Silv-r Lertf, Creole.  28���Tiire.-- Blind Mice.  TJ1ANSKKRS.  April 17--If"inest:ike J. ./ Doiron to 1.) Sioau.  Aceidental. F I, C, Kciio. Get. There Eli and \_  & M. l:i -j". W !���: G..mm t'. K .1 Peacon.  Same i--". -aine T'i same.  Fourth of July X" '������ I I W Bhu-k to Fi Butner.  Century, Industry, yu.-cn f'ity. Carly, St  Charles and Michiiran. 1 >-arh. X Gethimr and  Geo Benders.n\ to Frank Provost.  Same, -ame to same. ;ii,'r>;eiin!iit to transfer all  interest Cor .*'>i.<).  19���Sulr.iiua >%--U  C L Hoffman to E J Oyer.  20���Southern Chiel, 0 Murphy and D Sloan  relinquish all claim to interest in same, to James  Cross.  Letral \, B Robertson to W S Johnson for$1000.  2:!���North Star, R McF.irlane to Sloean-KHo  Minim.' Co. Ltd.  Chesapeake sw! Pixie I-.; each. \V \j Oailamui  to T 11 T'.iiNi.  will there be cut en traine and slightly decollete, and after the rest of the  party had reached the rail the minister turnod and said impressivelly:  "I cannot bid more than GA cents for  state veals, but cablegrams from London quote refrigerated beef at a price  that will enable me to pay $4 90 for a  car of choice Indiana beeves, and  hearing" this there was a rush tor the  \oung married couple, and the bride  fell into the arms of her father, who  is known to bear a striking resemblance to a Connecticut ox weighing  1.875 pounds. The market here took  an upward turn and advanced 1 C'"'- 2  cents, and the guests, who numbered  about 200, were served with a sumptuous dinner at the house of the  bride."  Needless to say the item  created a  sensation.  The villain darkly drew a long,warm  knife   and   with  crookwd   knees  crept  Personal attention iriven t'tall orders     lOstimales  ifivuii.    Moderate prices.   Miiil orders  Promptly   attended   to.  Shop at present near Sandon Sawmills.  Siinilon,   It.   C.  JOHN WILLIAMS  Dealer in  IMPORT   D  A;vD DOMESTIC CIGARS  ANDTOBACOOES,  PIPES, &.C.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confection-  cry and Kruit.  BATHS IN CONNIPTION.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  NELSON HARNESS SHOP  Headquarters for  Harness. Pack and (Stock Saddles, Aparejos. Collars. Bridles  Whips, etc.  J. M. LUDWIG  H A 1  XKLSON.  HEWER & CROFT,  SLOCAN CITY  Furnishes accommodations  to the traveling public  equal to any on Sloe.m  Lake. Comfortable beds  and tasty meals. The best  brands of liquors and  cigars on the market.  Hauling and Packing to Mines,  and general local business.  IWOOD    AND     COAL     FOR     SALE  Neiv  I)��'iiv��jr,  It. C.  TH0S. LAKE, Prop.  FEED J. SQUIRE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Lino   of ��cnitino-s and  Trouserings always on hand.  DR. MILLOY,  DENTIST  California  Wine Co.,  ���������NELSON, B.C.  Wholesale  Dealers i  Choice Wines  and Fragrant  igars^  ROSSLAND.  '���+*���**+*'���  Write for Prices.  Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenay  J.K. CLARK,  MINES  and MINING  Reports, Examinations  and Management.  NEW DENVER,   -   B. C  on; cm.'sKT DKPAirr-  MKNT   IS   I'l'-TO-DATl-:  IN   ALL   STYLUS   AND  1'HICKS.  Fred. Irvine & Co.,  NELSON, B. C  iUILLINKWY���ALL T1IL  LATKST    STYLES    AT  LOWEST  PRICES.  Why send East for your Dry Koqds when you can purchase from us and have them by next clay's mail, at  prices AS LOW, IE NOT LOWER, than the Departmental Stores of the East? We have one of the  hinrest 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.  RFLIABLE   ASSAYS  Gold - .."><) I Gold itn'I Silvi-r. ..���? .7.",  Lend T>" I (Jrild.silv'r, cnjip'r i.r,n  Siiniple.s by mnil ra-civi- prompt attention.  Rich Ores and Bullion Bought.  SOLE AGENTS FOR  rU'TTEKlCK  PATERNS.  THE ONLY RELIABLE.  Fred. Irvine & Co.,  NELSON, B. C  ��  MEN'S    FURNISHINGS  A SPECIALTY.  !���!:!!��  Hith St.. Denver. Colo

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