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 Volume VIII.   No   G.  NEW DENVER, B. C, NOVEMBER 8. H>00.  Price,-82.00 Year  ADVANCE  Ml  rwS;   W It I'll  >S?i  i\  glj.lip,;,.  >V | cast  a  is 'Bein;;  . bv M'in:  uone  n-T   Ms  F;  ���x V  ora:  Dl:  ''! P.  ii and ProsDect'  --���"v  {~0 * >*! SalldstniH:  123 :  Co  d8  What  S3--  < Hlcr Valley. In thin chain of mouii  tains several (���������mips, each one enmpris- j  ing a number oi" mineral locutions, ha ve  been prospected during the past two  years aiul especially during' !b<' P"'iS'.  season. These arc Boulder Creek, j  i'lihinieeii Summit, Ki'liy Creek anil  Otter Flat. The last mentioned hasi  been principally prospected for coal, a '  swim of which is reported to have been  discovered. Tlie measures in which  this seam occurs lie westerly from the  Tulameeu River; the full extent of the  Held is not yet known, but one. syndicate has during the past summer located  claims 0 miles in length and reports a  seam of coal LO ft. in thickness,analyses  of which show volatile matter 87/2; fixed  carbon and ash combined, 02 8; ash,  '1.81. This coal is reported as possessing' g'ood steam qualities and adaptable  for coke. In the vicinity of this coal  field extensive deposits of non-titauifer-  ous magnetic iron ore have been discovered; the analysis of a specimen  made by the Geological Survey of Canada yielded 54 per cent, metallic iron .  The writer visited'the Boulder Creek  Camp, which is situated about' o" miles  from Otter Flat and at an altitude of  1,700 feet above the Flat. Prospecting  had only been carried on during' the  past summer, and, of course, the work  performed was of quite limited extent.  Bodies of sulphide ores have been  opened on several claims. Most of i  these bodies gave indications of considerable extent, so far as the outcrops  being- continuous along- the line of strike  were concerned. These ore bodies  occur between walls of schistose rock,  in the vicinity of granite dikes.  From  the  Tulameeu  Summit  specimens of g-alena ore, carrying-  very  fair  values, have been brought in  by prospectors very frequently during- the past  season.   So far as concerns Kelly Creek,  prospectors   had,   at   the  time of the  writer's visit, just commenced  making-  exploitations in that  section.    In  fact,  the district directly  tributary  to Otter  Flat lias not yet  even   been scratched  over by prospectors,  although  quite a  large number have been working during the past season.    Proceeding southwesterly from Otter Flat toward Princeton, the traveler passes the old  placer  camp at the mouth of Granite Creek,  where to-day there stands the  remains  of what must once have  been a  very  prosperous placer mining camp.    Two  hydraulic companies installed plants for  working the creek,   after   the   placer  miners had  worked  out  their  churns.  Both of these plants are idle to-day, mismanagement   being   assigned   as   the  Buck, ( hi nil of these assessment work j  only has been'done up to ihe present'  lime,, loir the ore on the dumps and;  Ilia! iwposed in the working-'- warrants!  the  opinion   ihat   'Kennedy   Mountain j  i.-   a   good   slap'   rooi   and  ior:   the dip is quite flat tlithe south, otii as the seam   occurs  it the inp :,���;' a   loeai   anticlinal   fold,   it  al aboi',1 :'.n    toward   bulb   the  Hid    west.    Al   the.   outcrop   lliis J shows nroinising possibilities,  lite was of ���< poor ijualjiy. I.mi as ! he j    The water 'power  which   can   be   de-  r<-\ j ! uiuicl 'v.',-'.-; run in the  quality   became ; veloped along the Siniiikameon   L'iver,  ������� ��� much betii-r.  f'opp.T .Mountain has been   the   most: been developed by tin.  thoroughly  -prospected   section   of  the 'j Company, for the purpose of hydrauiick  ind especially the one which nas already j ^^  Yuii'lo-Auierican I ?*5  ��  %  ii 00111  a-"1,-  ���.4-  una h  faiocan ano.  are Talked  ~ERj;r  .berir  o>  S3  S3  The. history of  the  division   is  most  interesting, because it. is  the   only   district in British Columbia which has produced   any   considerable- quantity    of  platinum     Discoveries  of placer gold  were Iirst made on the Tulameeu River  and Granite Creek, one of  its   tributaries, several years  back,  and  alter  the  Cariboo District had been worked.   For  several years no attention was  paid   to  this mining  district,  except  as a  producer of placer gold and platinum.    In  1881 a man named Jamieson discovered  copper ore float on the summit of Copper  Mountain while on  a  hunting  expedition.    Through the information he  imparted  to R. A. Brown,  at present at  Grand   Forks,   an.l   better   known   as  "Volcanic Brown/' the Sim Set mineral  location was made.   As the district was  more inaccessible at that time than it is  even at present,  the  location  for base  metals possessed very little value,  but  Mr. Brown had so much faith  in  the  Sun Set, and was so sanguine  that the  district would have a future,  that   he  kept   the  location  alive,   and   a   few  months back he organized the Sun Set  Copper Company, and sold the property  to that, corporation, retaining for himself a large interest.  The following description of the  Similkameen District, or rather that  portion of it which has recently been  visited by the writer, will include the  mineral zones occurring from Lower  Nicola, located about 12 miles below  Nicola Lake, on the Nicola River to  Copper Mountain, on the southern side  of the Similkameen River, and about 12  miles from Princeton.  In the Nicola Valley, between Lower  Nicola and Nicola Lake, arc coal measures apparently of considerable extent.  A large tract of this land was taken up  several years back when the coal was  first discovered by a private, banking  firm of Victoria. Some prospecting  work has been done and a limited  quantity of coal has been mined annually to supply the local market for fuel  and blacksmith work. This is a bituminous coiil and the writer is reliably  informed that tests made by experts  have determined that it is well adapted  for coke.  A short distance northeast from Lower  Nicola discoveries of  bornite  have recently been made.    From the specimens  shown the writer and from the best  information he could  glean,   these,  prospects promise well, but up to  the  present time only a very limited amount of  work has been done and   not  sul'lieicut  to   warrant  an   expression   .is   to  the  future.    These prospects are located on  what   is   known   us   Ten   Mile  Creek,  Maminet Luke;, Siwasli and Mill Creeks,  the   latter   emptying   into   the   Nicola  River at the town of Nicola Valley. The  country surrounding these points  is an  ideal one for the prospector,   because it  js easily accessible  for   pack  or   saddle  horses, while t he feed on the   ranges is  amply   suflieient   to   support   a   large  number of horses and cattle.  Passing from Nicola Lake over the  summit, one travels through a section  which for about 20 miles is probably  barren of minerals, but near the head  of I )tter Valley several mineral locations I  have been made during' the past (wot  vears.   the   most    prominent   of   these I  ! district, and is  loc-ited -abou  ' southwesterly    from  Simiika iiit'ei!  li'irl hern and western base, of  tain  .".mi   soperates  it   from  Mountain.    i)i) the  eastern   side   flows  Wolf Creek, a tributary of the Siinilka-  ineon.     During the past two years   this  mountain   has   been    verv    thoroughly  t   !2   miles ;ing. will certainly prove of great   value |  The! in the development "f   the   mineral, re-  the j sources in tlie, surrounding   mountains.  he nioiiii-! because, owing to the scarcity of water  Kennedy i on the-summits,   machinery   driven   by  cleclricpower will have to be employed  in the mine workings for  hoisting,   etc.  The Xiinilkameon River  is  about   1,500  feet lower than  the  summits  of  either  ssssssssas? as as ss>-ssg?s33��3sssg?ss  i.hi:ai,   chit-chat.  W.   Harbour  has   been   appointed  {. agent at Sandon.  in  SI.OCAN    MINEKA1;    1'I.O.VT,  Wit  prospoctei  distance, of  about  2!.;,   miles  summit     mineral    claims  staked,   and.   in   fact,  the  h the  result   thai   for  a. I Copper or Kennedy  mountains,  couse  along its quentiy any idea of pumping supplies of  have been water to the summits is out of the ques-  entire   area! 'ion.     Small   mountain   streams    and  from  the  Similkameen'   River  side to and across   Wolf  Creek  on  the  other side, has been located as  mineral  claims.    Recently   Kennedy  Mountain  on the opposite side of the. Similkameen,  as   well   as   Friday  Creek  and   Roach  River,   tributaries   emptying  iu  some  considerable   distance   above    Copper  Mountain proper, have also been   prospected to a  considerable  extent.    The  g-eological conditions of Copper   Mountain indicate that, it is composed  of  an  enormous dike of igneous rock,  apparently diorite, which has its trend northwesterly, and is Hanked on the northern  side by felsite, locally termed porphyry,  and  on   the  eastern  side  by   granite.  The development work on the  Sun  Set  mine has been of more extent-  than  on  any oth��r claim.    It consists of 200 feet  of incline, shaft, sunk at 57' angle toward  the northeast, and about SO ft. of  crosscut from the L50 level, driven  through  practically   the   same  ground  as   was  proven by the incline shaft.   No attempt  at drifting along the strike  of  the ore  body has been  made.    The  conditions  exposed by this work  shows  no   walls,  except at the bottom of the incline shaft,  where the contact  between   the  felsite  and diorite was encountered.    The entire mass of diorite is mineralized with  bornite and some chalcopy rite, thechal-  copyrite  usually occurring   along   the  cleavage   planes  and the  bornite  has  splotches   and   particles   disseminated  through the diorite.  Adjoining the Sun Set claim  on  the  west is the Sun Rise.   On this a vertical  shaft has been sunk about 35 feet, and a  cross-cut started from the  bottom  toward the Sun Set  workings.    This location is about 100 feet lower  than  the  Sun Set.    The ore has the same  characteristics.except that muchless bornite  occurs,   and   the   chalcopyrite   is   distributed very even Iv through the diorite  I gangue.    Between the Sun Set and the  Sun Rise shafts there  is a distance  of  about 1UU   feet  and  on  the  surface  at  intervals   outcroppings   occur,    which  indicate  the occurrence of  ore   below  them of the same character as that exposed in the. workings.    As the   incline  Granite    Creek    the    traveler   shaft on the Sun  Set  was  sunk   at  an  enters the range  of  mountains  which ! fl,,*'lu of r,7J u,wiil'd  t!*'�� northeast  and  extend from Otter Vallev to the Siiniik-1 llu; ltuss-ciU run toward the southwest,  on one j some springs will furnish a limited  supply for domestic purposes, hut for  power purposes the Similkameen River  will be the mainstay of the district. Tho  supply of timber for both fuel and mine  timbering is plentiful and of good  quality, being principally pine.  One of the most attractive features to  both the prospector and mining operator is the fact that horses can be used  anywhere in this district. Ample feed  grows on all the mountains, chiefly of  the bunch grass variety. The summits  of the mountains are usually plateaus  of considerable extent. The only drawback to the district is,the fact that the  deposit, of moraine from the glacial  period is enormous and consequently  outcroppings and country rock exposed  by nature are not as plentiful as in  other mining districts of the province,  but, on the other hand, the natural resources of the district, which include  besides copper-gold ores and galena,  coal, iron ore, limestone, agricultural  lands, ranges and a very desirable  climate,commend this district especially  to attention.���W. M. Brewer, in E. &  M. Journal.  reason  Near  SCHOOL   KEPOKT.  Ihe following is the standing of the  pupils attending the New Denver public  school during the month of October.  5th Class.���Ada J. McDougall, J. A.  Irwin, W. R. Vallance, C. L. Irwin, C.  M. Nesbitt, E. G. Irwin, Hilda Macdoii-  akl.  4th Class.���R. BUimenauer, H. C.  Baker, Evva Byrnes, Flora Clark, C. J.  Vallance, C. Macdonald.  3rd Class.���Gracie Baker, S. Carey,  Elizabeth Taylor, Martin Avison.  2nd Class.���Vivian Lawrence, Geo.  Sproat, Maud Nesbitt, Gracie Sutherland, Marion Mclnnis, H. E. Nelson,  Winnifred McDougall, W. Ii. Clever,  Milly Sutherland, Jessie Cropp, Giacie  Williams.  Part II., primer.���Athleen Vallance,  S. A. Irwin, C. Nelson, A.Williams,  Berniee Baker, Agnes Ostby, Denver  Shannon.  Part I., primer.���Ella 1 ^awreiice.Mary  (/lever,   It.   Bluinenauer.    Maggie   Val-  The  a  predominant conn  felsite.   with   iiuuierou-  atueeii  love  try   rook   is  dikes   of   other   igneous   rocks,   often  having- schistose structure, occurring as  intrusions.    Brown rust stains,produced  from the oxidizing of the  iron   in   the.se  igneous   rocks,   is   a   marked   feature,  (.'.specially in the vicinity of  the,   mouth  of Granite Creek and from   there  down  the '! ulaineen   River,   for 2 or  From the surface, indications this woulc  it will be  seen   that  eventuallv   if  the j iance,   Vera Cropp.   B. Nelson. W. N(  ! cross-cuts on the Sun S>et and Sun Rise  i are continued, the ground between the.  I two locations will be proven and the  i thickness uf the mineralized /.one deler-  ; mined.  j     The locations along the trend   of   the  I mountain mi which   the  most   development   has   been   done, are the Helen II.  miles | Gardner, adjoining the Sun Set   on   the  ��� j southeast; the Oriole, iu the. same direc-  being the. Big Sioux and the Cincinnati  groups. Tliese discoveries were made j The principal town or camp in flu  in a chain of mountains of a compara- ! ���"���iiiiilkaniecn I)jsi-riot is Princeton, lo-  tivelv low attitude, which foims a   por-i L'ated a! t lie junction of the Similkauieen  ' '    1   'P..1 :._     .. 'IM . i  appear to he a good Held to prospect for j tioib ;m(i lhe Copper Farm,   Vancouver  low-grade, gold-bearing ores  of  a  I'reeJ ;uul Triangle Fraction to the northwest.  milling character. I  *'���'' 'a8t   named   is   apparently  at   the  The principal town  or  camp  in  rim ; w,"t'aet between the felsite and  diorite,  bitt, Nina Sutherland.  I.olo ('ook,   Bert  Williams, Mary Murray.  J. liuvi.v. Teacher.  tiik   Morvr.viN   con.  As an example of the advantage of  I the lease and option system of working  claims the case of the Mountain ('on. in  the granite, on Carpenter creek, may  be cited. Last July \V. W. Warner  took' a lease and bond on it from   J.   A.  The police sm.it off open  gamblin  Slocan City on Saturday.  The bridge to be built at Robson by  the C.P.R. will cost 8')50,00u.  J M. Williams, late manager of the  Chapleau, has gone to England.  Life in New Denver will be enlivened  this month by a wedding or two.  The Miners Union had a successful  ball in Silverton last Friday evening.  Cigarette smoking is not allowed in  the barber shops of America's   Lucerne.  The Alba Hey wood Co. played  a   re  turn   engagement  in   Bosun  hall  last  night.  Pal ma Angrighon has purchased the  brick block on Bellevue avenue from R.  B. Kerr.  Baseball was played in Slocan City on  Sunday. The score was 8 to 8, and one  black eye.  Born.���In Slocan Hospital, New Denver, on Nov. 2, the wife of A. E. Taylor,  of a daughter.  Tough-nut Jack is again in the Slocan  after spending many days in the north.  He brought back less than a million.  The K. of P. ball will take place next  Thursday evening. The music will be  supplied by the Misses Funk of Slocan  City.  Ed. Angrignon, the most popular ton-  sorial artist in New Denver, will have a  shop next month in the brick building-  near Bosun hall.  Presbyterian church services will be  conducted on Sunday in New Denver  at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., and in Silver-  ton at 8:30 p.m. Rev. Hector Mackay,  B.A., preacher.  Harry Thorburn was married to Miss  McLean on Monday. The marriage  took place in Nelson where most of the  Slocan people get their matrimonial  rites performed.  The R. C. church at Sandon will be  blessed next Sunday by a bishop from  New Westminster. This may save the  city from the trouble it has had in the  past owing to the lack of blessed institutions.  The yellow faces hava come to stay  in Sandon. They are clearing ground  for gardens, and getting ready to raise  the vegetable fed on night soil, and the  hog that is raised to an adult standard  upon swill and water.  Because his follower* could not pay  him enough money a priest once cursed  a Kootenay town, and the burg has  since had all kinds of trouble. This  should be a. warning to all who fail to  dig up when the scantitied mitt is extended.  The Vancouver has shipped 120 tons  of ore this year.  Wm. Thonilinsoii is superintendent at  the Speculator.  The Two .Friends has-about ���lb tons  reddy for shipment.  Buildings are to be erected at the Red  Fox in McGuigan basin.  Considerable lumber was trailed to  the California this week.  There are 10 men working at the  Sovereign and 12 at the Argenta.  The shareholders in the Florida Co.  will hold a meeting in Kaslo to-day.   ,  Thomas Wall has made a strike of  rich ore on his claims south of Pilot Bay.  The Bosun has shipped 1000 tons this  year. It holds the record on Slocan  lake.  Shipping of concentrates will commence this month from the Tvanhoe  mill.  The Bondholder group has not been  bonded to anyone, nor is any deal  pending.  Manyr rich strikes indicate that nearly  all the Slocan mines are improving with  development.  The Rambler-Cariboo will erect a mill  to treat the vast amount of low grad��  ore they have on hand.  The Sunset, near Whitewater, will  start shipping when the snow grows  deep enough for rawhiding.  Last week the Arlington ihipped 45  tons, Enterprise 20, Hampton 5, Last  Chance 99, Payne 409, Slocan Star 40,  American Boy 19.  The bonding of the True Blue by the  Canadian Goldfields Syndicate means  much tor Kaslo. The merit of the property will soon be known and all doubts  removed.  The tram at the Highland, near Ains-  worth, is about completed. The mill  will be ready for operation next month.  Ore will be shipped to the Nelson  smelter this month.  The recent strike made on the Emily  Edith, near New Denver, is reported to  be one of utmost importance to the lake  district. The ledge is one of great  width and carries several stringers of  clean ore of various sizes, but the main  ore shoot lately tapped lies on the hanging wall and is seven feet across where  exposed. This proves the Emily Edith  to be a great mine, and demonstrates  that tin* big ledges on Four Mile are  of far greater importance than they are  now looked upon.  TI'OCl'.I.K    AT    < iiapi.kai;  i Nursery stock received in this pro-!  j vince Iroiii I oi'otito have been found to ]  ! contain the woolly aphis and rhubardj  ! root borer pests. 1'y buying stock;  | grown iu this province these pests can i  : lie a voided. as B.C. stuck does not con  1 lain t hem .  ' I here is trouble, at the Chapleau, and  i an injunction lias been issued to prevent  ; J. M .Williams from going' on the ground.  ��� Delias been manager for some time,  bul the arrival of two French irentlo-  ; men, members of the company in  ! France, has changed tin' aspect, of  ( ilfairs. Wi!liam> is charged with loo.se  j management.     Since    last    March    the  side of Otter Creek and northeastern  side of the Tulameeu River, and extends from tlie head of Otter Valley to  the forks of the Tulameeu and the  ���.Similkameen. An old trail cut some  years back permits the prospector to  explore, this range.  On the opposite side of Titter Valley  another low chain of mountains extends,  which are traversed by the. Tulameeu  Riser and its tributaries above, the  mouth of Otter Creek, ami from :'.5 toll)  miles soiithwesterlv   from   the   head   of  and Tuiamee.n rivers, ihe topography  of the immediate surrounding country  is rolling rather than mountainous, bul  within a few miles southwest, mountains  ascend to an altitude, of from si;0 to 20<o  feet above the river valleys. The \ southerly direction  rocks in the immediate vicinity of  Princeton are. sandstones, slates and  shales in which occur coal measures,  with seams of lignite, ol varying thickness     In the bank of the  Similkameen  but sulhcieiit work has not been performed on it to determine any material  tacts as to its future, possibilities.  (���Ih-r promising prospects in the  vicinity of Copper Mountain ar�� the  Lost Horse. Virginia and olyuipia, on  Wolf ( reek:  Jubilee, abou: :', miles iu a   rom   the   Sun   Set.  and at about 5nn feet, higher altitude;  the Copper Reef and Copper Bench, on  the northwestern think of the mountain,  with their western boundary lines extending-   almost   to   the   Similkameen  Whittier agreeing  to  pay 15 per cent.  River, opposite Princeton, a coal seam j River. On the Kennedy Mountain side  about 0 ft. in thickness has been opened the principal locations are.the Brooklyn,  wilh a tunnel of about HM ft   in length. : Magnetic, Princeton, Loraine and   Red  miners at the hiilerprise. on Ten Mile,  and the boys have been hunting lor  11iiii with guns and lanterns. There  are a leu  stray elks up that   gulch   and  royalty upon ore taken  out.    Although I if they get a sight of bruin it will be ail  there   was   nothing  in   sight   but   float \ off wilh him.  I when he went to work he shipped in: The social given laM Thursdax nigi.i  | less than three months ?y,5u(i worth of j in ,-ns|ll| ,,.,,, in .,;,, (lf the Me!|1(M|isi  lore. Warner then gave Alex. Sproat a j c.|mrch renovation fund was not the  j short option upon it. Sproat succeeded j SIU.(.(,SH financially that the ente.rtain-  j in interesting It. I>. Featherstoiie. who; ,lltMlt deserved. One of the best pro-  ; represents Kngiish capital operating in j grains ever rf.ii<1iti-t?rL liv Itical t*il*^rU was  i the Yukon', with tho result I hat the j |)rov,(Iri[ .������i ln(,rendition of the several numbers greatly pleased the audience. Particularly good were the selections by the brass quartette, the piano  solo by Mr. Davis, the instrumental  duets by Mrs. Brown and Ceo. I'avis.  and the Miiging by Mrs. Clark. The  concert realized -?2l .75 after all expenses  were paid.  j ooinpaiiv   has sent   out   SMo.ono   for  de-  V large bear ha>  been   annoying   the j V(. ,,,;���, of ,he mine, and   machinery,  but the   secretary   has   never   received  any statement   of   the   disbur-euieur,   of  t he fund,  court.  A.   A.  both    of  Ni'Imiii   vt  he matter will bo settled in  Web!  Sil\e  am  "ii,  Mi  McK iniion.  married   in  ���nia v  higher   altitude; | property has been sold for $25,imhi.   and' (1,.;1| imm|  the first payment of if5.'mo was made  last Monday. Other dormant prospects  could be. brought to the light of capital  bv using' similar methods.  Williams has been elected by a   large  majority to sell the best cigars in town.  ��� ludgiug li'iuu pre.-enl report- Brvan  wasn't in il in the States' elections.  The returns in the honiinion elections  are too slow coining j,, ���,, catch our fast  i running' presses.  i  i On Monday one of the best catches of  j the season was made by a local h'sher-  i niiiii, Two of the salmon trout weighed  I 22 and 'J!> pounds. Slocan lake, never  gives up its dead, and seldom aires up  peciinens of the speckled  t hose.  as   large  beauties THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B. C NOVEMBER 8,  1900.  Eighth Yeap.  The Ledge is two dollars a year in advance. When not so paid it is Si.ft'o to parties worthy of credit. To barbarians east oi Lake  Superior it is SI a year. Legal advertising 10 cents a nonpiiriel line iirst insertion, and 6 cents a line each subsequent insertion. Reading  notices i'5 cents a line, and commercial adver sing graded in prices according to circumstances.'  FELLOW PDjGRIMS:   The Ledge is locat d at New Denver. B. C.. and can lie traced to rn any parts of theearth.       It conies to the front  barrel:    one is savage and the other a victim of thirst.       One of the noblest works Of creation is the man who always pays the printer; lie is  sure of a bunk in paradise, with thornless roses for a pillow by night: and nothing but gold to look at liy day.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  The Ledge.  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  TBURSDAY,   NOVEMBER 8.   1900.  FKOM THK EDITOR'S UPPKB STOPE.  Yawning is  healthy,   especially  when yon have a .sore throat.  Out of every' 1,000 people born  only 10 live to the age of 65 years.  Time is a hard game to beat.  There are 280 distilleries in Ireland, and still many of the inhabitants go crazy from drinking tea.  More than half a million copies  of David Harum have been sold.  This is positive proof that the  world still contains much that is  mysterious.  In India when a woman loses  her husband she paints her face  black. To get a husband in America many women paint their faces  red.  Many deep sea fish carry search  lights. One species has a lantern  on its head that emits bright green  rays. Nature provides for its  creatures, even at the bottom of  the ocean.  They have a Bob Green in Texas  and a local paper says of him, "Jf |  Bob Green can't live on ��2,500 a  year, with pel one thrown in, he  must live a high life.'' Our Bob  only gets $600. and he does not  live a low life.  A striker was liable to be hanged  one hundred years ago. Now a  working mail can even be a candidate for parliament without any  risk of being hung. The world  seems to have crawled out of the  hole into which it was sunk' for so  many centuries by ignorance and  priest craft.  Edmund Henry has just died in  Pittsburg, aged 116 years. He was  born a slave, was married 5 times,  and was the father of 60 children.  The old man was evidently of an  industrious nature, and if the  United States had many more like  him it would not be necessary to  send immigrant agents abroad.  The way of the vain is hard. Jay  Gould's daughter married a French  count. She was stuck on title, and  he on money. In four years the  count blew in over five millions,  and now George (Jould has been  appointed a. trustee to look after  his sister's linanein-l alYairs. No  guardian has as yet been appointed'!  for the count. I  thousand yeai-s ago is an evidence  of a weak and cowardly mentality.  All really great men have been and  are free from the delusions taught  by religion. Study history if you  doubt my veracity.  The Scotch kirk used to be very  unmerciful to sinners. As an instance, about the beginning of the  19th century in Edinburgh, Scotland, a boy named Thomas Aiken-  head Avas tried for blasphemy. He  had made fun of Moses and joshed  about hell with his companions.  The poor boy begged the pardon of  the church, but it was of no avail.  He was executed, and although his  mother begged for his body she was  refused and he was buried at the  foot of the scaffold. If it had not  been for, brave men in the past  scenes like this might still be witnessed.  Judging from the following extract from Reynolds Newspaper a  few missionaries might find jobs  among the worse than heathen in  England. ' 'Miss Hopkins, who has  made the rescue of girls a life work,  said before the committee, "I am  afraid that the age at which children go astray is getting younger.  Of three children I rescued in one  week, one was 12 years old and a  prostitute. Another was nine, and  a prostitute so diseased that she  died. The third was nine and a  mother at that age.' " This shows  a frightful state of affairs in one of  the greatest Christian nations on  earth. Pagans could scarcely outdo it.  Many people in Chicago have  formed a society for the promulgation of the raw food idea. None  of the members eat anything that  has been cooked, claiming that the  action of fire destroys the most  nutritious part of food and leaves  us to consume too much ashes,  lime and other properties that we  do not need in such large quantities. It is claimed that a raw food  diet will double the age of the  human race. Man takes about 25  years to mature, and lives an average of 34 years. The swan matures  in two or three years, and has been  known to live 300 years. Other  birds and animals likewise. If  there is any great advantage in  living to a great age and raw food  will produce it everyone should  change their mode of living.  religion oh this earth. They set  aside a day sacred to the worship  of the sun, hence the origin of Sunday. Sunday legislation was first  created in Rome by Constantine  who passed such a law for selfish  purposes in 321 A. D. As Christians  look upon the bible as their guide  and authority for annoying their  neighbors who do not think the  same way they might search it for  a,divine command relating to Sun-  da}'. Rev. J. B. Waggoner says  that neither God, Christ, angels or  inspired men have ever said one  word in favor of Sunday as a holy  day.    It is time the delusion about  Sunday desecration was washed  away in   all  countries  where  the  people are supposed to know something. The fining of a woman recently in London, Ontario, for selling a cigar on Sunday is evidence  that science and education have  not yet obliterated the tryanny of  ignorance in some parts of Canada  ounces of gold, 40,500,000 ounces of silver,  160,000 tons  of lead:  total   value  about 864,000,000,  of which  gold  con-  I stituted nearly $25,000,000.  I    Anyone holding a United Stales  pat-  ; ent to mineral land need do no  further  j work upon it, nor is there,  any  further  ! tax or expenditure so far as the federal  ! government is concerned.    But  a   patented claim, like any other real estate,  is liable to local  taxation     Sometimes  such local  taxation  is more than  the  S100 annual development  work  would  be, and the likelihood of such  taxation  has been  a  fruitful  cause  of delay  in  completing title to mining property.  To men working where they are liable  lo be "leaded," whether in mine or  smelter, barley water is recommended  as a corrective. It should be used right  along-. x\ good antidote for lead poisoning is dilute Bulphuiie acid. A drop in  a glass of water should afford relief  The ordinary case of lead poisoning is  inhalation of the oxide of lead, and the  sulphuric acid in the water drank immediately converts it into a sulphate of  lead that passes out of the system.  W.E. Mead, of Ward, Col., says that  it is simply a matter ot timbering to  have good air in the breast of any tunnel or in the bottom of any shaft, as  well as through every drift and stope in  any mine. It will cost a little more,  but not nearly as much as will be  gained by the extra.work obtained from  men working in good clean air instead  of air charged with powder fumes  Motion in air is caused by difference in  pressure, and this can be obtained by  heat or by some artificial means. Box  up the skip or cage way and the travel  of the skip or cage will clear the bottom  of the shaft, acting like the sucker in a  pump. If one has a tunnel ol any con  siderable length, make it double track  and partition between the tracks; run  the cars up one side and down the other  and have clear air at the breast If a  fan is used, have a suction fan, it will  draw out the gases. A blower only  mixes these gases up, it does not remote thein. If the air hangs dead in  the bottom of the shaft, hang a fire pot  in the air shaft and the trouble is instantly removed. Tlm ' difference in  work obtained from work ing in clear  air over air that is foul is frequently 50  per cent., while it is merely a matter of  lumber partitions and bulkheads to  ventilate every part of a mine.  THK    TWO     IMP-KKIA'LISTS.  Wasted \. ^f^r!^'1"  tice evidently believe  Money in helping their  friends at the expense of the public, or else their judgment in business matters or knowledge of the  upper country is extremely limited.  In the Vernon News, a patent  insided rancher's paper, can be  found Government advertisements  relating to affairs in Kootenay,  Nelson, Revelstoke, Nakusp, Fort  Steele, and other points distant  from the Okanagan. Probably  these brilliant members of the B.C.  cabinet do not wish the public to  see their advertisements. If so,  why waste the people:s money?  We need more money for roads,  and cannot afford to have public  funds wasted in such a needless  manner.  The Sunday  It is said that bees will die of  starvation if compelled to hunt for  food more than three miles from  their hive. Not so with New-  Denver bees. They have been seen  at Three Forks tampering with the  flower gardens of that rose elad  village. Most of them rode back  to Denver on the cars.which proves  that all bees are not geese.  Every  president   of   th  s from Washington  ne United  to Cleveland has been a Freethinker. The.  world's best men have not been  Christians. To believe in the  myths, dreams and miracles of the  half savage nations who lived a few  It is a belief  ,_ , of   thousands  UelUSIOn that Sunday is  a, holy day, and that it can be desecrated by performing the usual  vocation or participating in recreation or amusement. The belief is  kept warm by parsons who aim to  obtain a monopoly of the day and  maintain a- gigantic trust for that  purpose. As a matter of fact people  who shout for Sunday observance  are densely ignorant upon the subject.  Long before the Christian era:  was born the pagans worshipped  the sun.which to my mind is about  as good a- religion as any. The sun  is the life and light of the world.  If it fell by the wayside we would  cut nothing but ice on this mundane  sphere, and that only for a few  days. Hence tin*, pagans showed  horse sense in worshipping Old Sol,  and from the sun has sprung every  scienck and  miking.  Glass, such as is used for window  panes, is produced by the fusion at a  very high temperature of purified white  sand, lime, sulphate of soda, arsenic,  manganese, salt cake and "cullet," or  broken glass.  The largest coke plant in the world  is at the Standard Shaft mine, Mount-  Pleasant, Pennsylvania. There are 908  coke ovens; the daily consumption of  coal is 3,000 tons daily; daily coke output, 125 carloads.  Other things bebig equal, gold ore  carrying five ounces of silver' per ton  would probably yield better commercial  results with the cyanide process than  by chlorination, the silver being lost in  the latter process.  At the time of cessation of work at  the Rand, South African gold mines,  the consumption of dynamite was about  250,000 cases of fifty pounds each per  annum; the price of dynamite No. 1  was about 75 shillings (SIS.25) per  case.  Every representative body of metal  miners in convention in the last four  years have, resolved in favor of the re- j  vision of the American mining law, and j  such proposed revision has been variously drafted, but so far none other  than tentative effort has been made to  secure legislation thereon.  Utah miners say there is more profit  in operating a silver-lead mine now  with silver at 03�� cents than when it  was 90 cents an ounce. Improved and  cheaper methods, economic processes,  reduced expenses, better transportation  facilities, improved machinery, utilization of all mine products, are among  the stated causes.  Seventy-five per cent, of the circulation at Nome and other Alaskan points  is in Canadian currency: in the Klondike American bills are at a premium.  .I.N. Garner, special agent Treasury  Department, says: "In Nome I found  that about 75 per cent, of the money in  circulation was Canadian money. About  15 per cent, only was American and 10  per cent, gold dust."  The American Smelting company in  its first year is credited with having  smelted at its various plants about  1,500,000 tons of ore; it used 600,000  tons of fuel and 400,000 tons of flux; the  output of the refineries was 1,200,000 j  A conversation���unauthorized version, hut highly probable:  Sir W. Laurier: "Are you there?  Have you done on your side?''  Mr. Chamberlain: "Very nearly."  Sir W. Laurier: "I'm just beginning'  over here.    Can you give me any tips?''  Mr. Cnamberlain: "Only one���give  'em Khaki. It's good business. Call  them tiaitors."  Sir W. Laurier: "What's the use?  Tupper's about as .Khaki as thev make  them."  Mr, Chamberlain: "That's awkward.  Well, call him a Liberal Imperialist  and say he's a traitor.''  Sir W. Laurier:    "But I happen to be  a Liberal Imperialist myself, and  Tup  per isn't   a   Liberal,   and   lie   isn't   a  traitor."  Mr. Chamberlain: "Vour extranr-  dinarily squeamish on your side.  What's g'ood enough for us is good  enough for you."  Sir W. Laurier: "Oh, no, it isn't, and  I'm not going to do it. Besides, haven't  you said yourself that we're all enthusiastic Imperialists?"  Mr. Chamberlain (irrelevantly): "Well  then, Tapper :11 call you a traitor.  Somebody's got to do it to somebody.  It's no use having a Khaki election unless somebody does it. Have you got  any letters?''  Sir W. Laurier: "I don't understand."  Mr.      Chamberlain       (impatiently): i  "What's the sense  of having a Khaki |  election if you haven't got  any letters?  Didn't Tupper write to KnicerV"  Sir W. Laurier: "Most improbable.''  Mr. Chamberlain:     "Do you mean to  tell me you never had   the  searched?"  N carload lots. The choicest, freshest,  and most complete stock of the best  brands of Canned Goods���staple articles���  such as Canned Tomatoes, Corn, Beans,  Peas, etc., just received. You can't get  better goods���these are the best put up.  And in Canned Meats, we can fill any  order���large or small���in the briefest possible time. We want you to try us in this.  Canned Fruits that are fresh and properly  put up are just about as good as the home-  preserved article���in fact, in many cases  better���and you can always get the best  from us at the lowest price.  New Denver, B.  ^BOURNE BROS.,  Sir W. Laurier (indignantly): "Of  course I didn't." ,.  Mr. Chamberlain: "Then what's the  use of coming to me? You're starting  a Khaki election, and you haven't any  letters and you won't call anyone a  traitor. You'd better come to Birmingham and take a lesson before next time.  I think I'll call up Sir Charles Tupper."  Sir W. Laurier: "He's running your  Zollverein "  Mr. Chamberlain: "Ha! Most decidedly I'll call up Tupper."���Westminster Gazette.  Home Grown  Fruit and Ornamental Trees,  I  s  Roses. Shrubs, Vines, Bulbs,  Hedge Plants  For Fall Planting  80,000 to choose from  NO AGENTS nor commission to pay.  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From all parts of the country they are coming  We have all the linest tools to' make and repair  any part of a watch; therefore, we are hound to  give yon satisfaction, and there is no reason  whatever why a watch should not do it if properly attended to. Do like others���send ns your  watch and you will enjoy the services of a good  timepiece.  PATENAUDEBRQ  Watchmakers & Opticians.  NELSON, B,C.  THE  A   WHITE LABOR ONLY.  0  H. GIEGERICH  Staple and Fancy  GROCERIES  Agent for  GOODWIN   CANDLES  GIANT POWDER  KASLO  AINS WORTH  SANDON  N  HOUSE  Is the headquarters for Mining and  Commercial Men doing Business in  that section of the Slocan tributary to  SILVERTON, B. G.  GRANT THORBURN, Proprietor.  J0HNWILLIAMS  Dealer in  IMPORTED  AND DOMESTIC CIGARS  ANDTOBACCOES,  PIPES, &.C.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confection-  cry and Fruit.  BATHS IN CONNECTION.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  Kstiiblishcd   1811  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 7,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    : 1,102,792.72  HEAD    OFFICK,    MONTREAL.  Rt.  Hon. Lord Stkathcona and Mount Royal, 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.  ver Eighth Yeah.  THE LEDttE, NEW DENVER, B. C, NOVEMBER 8  1900.  RESIGNATION.  I stay my haste, 1 make delays,  For what availe this eager pace?  I stand amid the eternal ways,  And what is mine shall knbw my face.  Asleep, awake, by night or day,  The friends I seek are seeking me.  No wind can drive my barque astray,  Nor change the tide of destiny.  What matters if 1 stand alone?  I wait with joy the coming years;  My heart shall reap where it has sown,  And garner up its fruit of tears.  The waters know their own and draw  The brook that springs   in   yonder  height;  So flows the good with equal law  Unto the soul of pure delight.  a The stars come nightly to the sky:  \\    The tidal wave unto the sea,  \iNor time, nor space, nor deep, nor high  Can keep my own away from me.  ���John Burroughs,  ROMK   THK   RUIN    OK    NATIONS.  When Ferdinand and Isabella ruled,  second to none of the great nationalities  of the west was Spain. Her commerce  was vast, her colonies numerous, her  culture rare, her art glorious, her power  almost supreme. How came the fall  from the heights of her ancient splendor  to the gutter of her present decrepitude?  But one answer is there. Because of  Rome. Romish priests have ruled and  ruined Spain; and standing midst the  mental decadence, the moral decay, the  political ruin, the military inaptitude,  the religious degradation, the utter  ruin, of the nation, the priests might  truthfully, when asked to show the outcome of their power and their influence,  answer "look around." When she  entered on her late disastrous war with  the United States, Crispi, Italy's great  statesman, on being asked his opinion,  answered, "ft is the end of Spain. The  Spaniards have shown themselves cruel,  barbarous, and utterly incapable of  governing the Pearl of the Antilles. The  prime cause of all this is the general  .state of ignorance in the upper as well  as the lower classes. It is the. priesthood, absolutely sovereign, which has  led that line country into ruin."  Well and truly did Crispi speak, and  with the full 'assurance of absolute  knowledge, knowledge forced upon him  bv the condition of abject misery to  which the priesthood had reduced his  own country and his own countrymen,  until, at last, Cavour and Garibaldi and  Victor Emmanuel rose up ami drove  before them, at bayonet-point and  cannon-mouth, the vampire host which  for ten dark and sorrow-laden centuries  had feasted on the life-blood of the  people. Tersely but fully did Garibaldi  sum the situation up when, surveying  the ignorance, the poverty, the brutal  depravity, and the crime-encrusted lives  of the Italian people, he sorrowfully  exclaimed, "The priesthood has been  the cancer of Italv." And as of Italy,  so of Spain, so of Portugal, so of every  nation which bows down before and is  led to ruin by that most miserable of all  fetiches, a man-made priesthood.  Examine, even in the most cursory  manner, the world's map, and whenever  you find ignorance, lack of commercial  enterprise, crime run rampant, political  decadence, mental stagnation, there  vou find the priesthood fattening on  the life-blood of the people, and, as a  very cancer eating into the vitals of  their industry, their wealth, their possessions, their possibilities for great and  good and noble undertakings. Look at  the Celtic south and west of Ireland,  look at the cantons of Switzerland  peopled by the Latins; look at the  southern provinces of Luther's land,  where Luther's work was not at all, or  onlv partly done; look at Spain and  ltaiv and France and Austria and  Portugal; look at Mexico and tlie turmoil-tossed Popuhlics of Central and  South America: and in them you see  every unlovely attribute of humanity  magnified ami'distorted and. made more  unlovely still; in them you see ignorance  settled as a pall upon, the masses of the  people; in them you see grinding poverty;  in them you see bloodshed and riot,  blackguardism and illegitimacy, and in  them also you see, hovering over and  blasting all who fell beneath its black,  pest-laden shadow, the priesthood.  But light is flowing in upon the darkness; the'light of mental liberty, which  is gradually driving the shadows of  superstition from this old world of ours;  the light of liberty, by the glimmer of  whose early dawn the hammer of common sense is being lifted up to smite  and break in pieces the stony-hearted  destroyers of the people, the priestB,  aye, and many of the preachers, too,  who have lon��- been weighed in the  balance of the world's patience and forbearance; weighed, only at last to be  found wanting, wanting in every attribute of truth and honor and honesty,  wanting in pity for the weakly,in mercy  for the hopeless, in common justice between man and man. To this increep-  ing of the light of liberty, dissipation of  the mists ol superstition, many things  bear witness. In the daily papers of  April 25, 1H99, we read the following  Renter's telegram:  "Con i inn a.'��� An anti-clerical meeting:  was held here to-day, attended by 300  people. Violent discourses were delivered against the clergy, the evils  affecting the country being attributed  to the Jesuits and the monks.''  ''Bakck.i.oxa.���-Violent speeches were  made to-day at a meeting of Freethinkers here. One orator bitterly attacked the Jesuits and said the Philippines had been lost to Spain by the.  monks."  And that this orator spoke but simples  truth witness a cablegram published in  the American newspapers of May 1, last.  The subject is "The Situation in the  Philippines," and lie said the situation  is summed up as follows: "The friars  are a menace and a danger to the introduction of civilization."  In France the exodus from Home is  growing, and the republic has, by a  timely discovery, been awakened to the  dangers of allowing vast wealth to be  accumulated by the servants of the  "true church," who play upon the  credulity of the living, the terrors of  the dying. Quite recently the "House  of the Assumjitionist Fathers" in Paris  was searched by order of the government. In the cell of one holy "Brother,"  vowed of course to poverty, was found  in notes, gold and securities the tidy  little sum of ��72,000. And now France  contemplates important changes in the  law governing religious bequests and  the holding of property by religious  communities.  In Austria the popular movement  from Rome has assumed proportions  which are described by Romish authorities as "alarming."  And so the dawn is stealing quietly,  yet surely, over the nations of the earth,  giving light to the understanding-, freedom to the will, and strength to the  heart of all mankind. And not from  Rome alone are men seeking to be free.  Too long and too much have they been  vexed by a pseudo-Christianity which,  preaching charity, has practiced selfishness. Trading on the names of mighty  men who feared not death and persecution, we have to-day "Protestants" who  make a living by their Protestantism,  but who have long ceased to protest.  Therefore do we find the churches practically deserted, and by their benches,  two-thirds empty, one-third filled with  women and their children, testifying  that men have grown weary and heartsick of the attenuated platitudes preached in the name of the Galilean teacher,  who tore the veil of humbug and hypocrisy from off the faces of deceivers of  the people.���N. V. Ruthven, ex-priest,  in the Isle of Wight Guardian.  ATE   THIS  "HOLY   GHOST."  The old, blackened, weather-beaten  | church among the pines stood on the  summit of the hill. It was during  the semi-annual revival. The preacher had been at the business of calling  sinners to repentance for many a year  and was acquainted with all the iittle  arts known to the profession in catching them both ways, going and coming. But his plan for this spring was  the greatest he had ever practiced  and was the talk of the neighborhood.  For nights he had worked it, with  the aid of a very young member of  the church, the son of one of his  deacons ind a very sturdy, reliable  young fellow. To mystify and rouse  his hearers to a frenzy of religious  emotion he had thought of the novel  plan of having the Holy Ghost descend in the form of a white dove  every night.  His co worker manipulated the  Holy Ghost, which was a white  pigeon, from the old loft of the church,  Before dark John, with the Holy  Ghost tor company, crept up in the  loft and waited patiently for the congregation to assemble. At a certain  time in the sermon John let fly the  white pigeon, and the preacher dwelt  dramatically upon the Holy Ghost  descending upon the people. That  always moved his hearers to violent  demonstrations and brought many to  the foot of the cross.  But one fateful night John had forgotten and left the pigeon in the loft,  where it was devoured by a lank,  hungry cat. The misfortune was not  discovered until too late for John to  warn the preacher about bringing in  act the third and last.  When the thrilling and intense  moment arrived and the preacher  cried with a loud voice, saying, "And  the Holy Ghost descended on the  people," he held out his hands and  closed his eyes, as if waiting for the  "peace that passeth all understanding" to rest on his devoted head.  At that trying time the hearers  were aroused from their keen expectancy by the agonized whisper of  John from a crack in the loft directly  over the waiting   preacher's  head:  "Uncle Joe! Uncle Joe! De cat's  done eat up de Holy Ghost! Must I  let down de eat?'' '  A    KOOTENAY    GLASS.  The story is told that a well-known  business man stepped into an East  Superior Street saloon not long ago  and asked for a glass ot beer. A. new  man was behind the bar, and he at  once filled up a medium-sized glass  with the foamy beverage, and set it  down in front of the patron. Now, it  appears that the afore-mentioned  business man was a regular customer  at the establishment, and he had  always been in the habit of having  one of the largest craft in the place  filled up when he called for the decoction that made Milwaukee famous.  It was with a touch of impatience,  therefore, avers the Duluth, Minn.,  News Tribune, that he observed the  new booze clerk was giving him a  comparatively small glass.  "Here! what are you giving me ?"  he said to the man behind the bar.  '"I always take large ones."  The manager of the place, an oid  German, who was near by, heard the  conversation and, noticing the error,  came up. He was thinking that the  more ordinary class of people took  the large schooners, and said apologetically:  "He vas a new man, Mr. Schmidt,  und dinks you vas a chintlemans."  FOB    THE    HORSBS.  now becoming apparent to them that  if production, as heavy as L is, was  curtailed for even a short time, copper  would jump much higher, for there  is no more held anywhere than  enough to meet the demand.  Niagara Falls, New York, is now regularly supplying the equivalent of 50,-  000 horse power to various manufacturing establishments at a cost to the latter  of about 8750,000 per annum.  IF   YOU   SWOKEiCERTiFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Smoke our  CODY    FRACTION   and    JOKER FRACTION Mineral Claims.  f-iARK  This  Trade  Mark  stamped on every  garment, insures  you genuine  UNDERWEAR  the most perfect, most healtiuul,  most   delightfully comfortable  underwear made.   Endorsed  i^y physicians.  For Mi-it, Women nn��*  -<-������ Children, h-  v/vllfiretcliitis DryGoodf^  Stores keep full  tango  Dip the bridle bits in water in cold  weather before putting them in the  horses'' mouths. If you doubt the  necessity put your tongue to a frosty  nail.  Use oil on the wagon in winter.  Axle grease stiffens in cold weather  ���becomes dry and hard.  Uncheck while standing, and  blanket in cold weather.  Horses like a kind voice, and are  not deaf as a rule.    Do not yell at  them.  Horses get tired and nervous and  hungry and thirsty. Give them good  beds to sleep on.  Don't make the load too heavy.  Sharpen their shoes in icy weather.  Give them always a lunch at noon.  TIi�� First Mining.  The German emperor has commanded the celebration of the seventh  hundred anniversary of the first  mining operations in Germany. These  were begun in the Harz Mountains,  the principal minerals being silver  and copper. The emperor himself  will attend the celebrations, which  will take place at Hettstedt, in Saxony, where the first mine is said to  have been opened, and will also visit  Eislehen, a large copper mining  center, where Martin Luther, whose  father was a miner there, was born.  The demand for copper on both  sides of the Atlantic is fully equal to  the supply. English financial writers  were of the opinion when copper took  a sudden upward move some months  ago that some one was trying to  corner the market,   but the fact is  New Denver  Transportation  & Light Co.  PALM A ANGRIGNON, PROPRIETOR.  General Draying: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.  Our Baggage wagons meet all Sunday trains.  Saddle Horses and Pack Animals.  Feed Stables at New Denver.  Royal Seal  Cigars  ION MADE  Thev   are made in  your midst,   of the  finest  Havana Tobacco.'      Where good Cigars  are sold they can be boucrhr.  Kootenay Cigar  Mfg1 CO., Nelson  To Builders:  If you    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,     Brackets,  Newel   Posts,   Band-sawing,  Turned Veranda Posts, Store  Fronts,  Doors, Windows or  Glass, write to���  Nelson Saw & Planing  Hills, Limited  Nelson, B. C.  j Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Vvliere located:  j On the Freddy Lee Mountain near the Freddy  ! Lee Mineral Claim, about a mile from Cody  l-TAKE NOTICE That I. W. A. Gilmour, as  \ 1 agent, for William Murray Botsford, free  , miner's certilieate Xo. B M838, and John Mac-  ! Qliiillan, free miner's certificate Xo. B 17051,  j intend OOdays from the date hereof to apply to tne  i Mining Recorder for a certilieate of irnprove-  ! merits for ihe ���purpose of obtaining Crown grants  j of Ihe above claims.  And further take notice, lhat  action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificates of improvements.  Dated this 251 Ii day of October. ll'OO.  W. A. GILMOUR.  LOSJ3  UATCHKLOR   Rjud  .Mineral  Claims.  VICTOR  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. WThere located: One-  half mile south of Three Forks.  ���"PAKE NOTICE That I, Herbert T. Twigg,  1 agent for George A. Petty, free miner's certi-  cate No. B2(Msn. intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  Certificates oi 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 llth day of October, WOO, A. D.  HERBERT T. TWIGG, Agent.  NEWPORT   Mineral   Claim.  THE WM. HAMILTON MANUFACTURING CO., LIMITED  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division on  West Kootenay District. Where located:  West of the Monitor mine.  'PAKE NOTICE That I, Herbert T. Twigg,  1 agent for George A. Petty, Free Miner's Certificate Xo. B. 2('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 the above  claim.  And further lake notice that action under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this llth day of October, A. D. 1000.  HERBERT T. TWIGG, Agent.  MOLL1E    O.   Mineral   Claim.  Situate in tbe Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On the  Summit of divide east of Democrat mineral  claim, Lot 1250.  rPAKE XOTICE that I. A. S. Fanvell, agent  1 for John A. Whittier, Xo. B -'(i'503. as to one-  third: Charles P. Hill, Xo. ai>(02. as to one-sixth;  John'F. Mcintosh, No. 'J72M, as to one-quarter,  and Daniel J. Mimn, No. 28i)25, as to one-quarter;  all undivided interests, intend, sixty days from  the dale hereof, lo apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certilieate of Improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claim.  And fun her take notice that action, under  section 37, must .be commenced before the issuance of such certilieate of Improvements.  Dated this 2*1 da v of September, A. D., 1900.  0-27-00 " A. S. FARWELL.  SADDIE   Mineral   Claim.  PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO,  CANADA.  H. WALKER & SON'S  Canadian Whiskies  Bottlers of KILMARNOCK  Scotch Whiskey  Situate in the Siocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: In  Surprise Basin.  HPAK.E NOTICE That I, Arthur S. Far-yell,  1 agent for J. C. Ryan, No. B 12000, as to one-  half, Joseph H. Bowes, No. B 3��639, as to four-  tenths, and Grange V. Holt. No. B 27034, as to  one-tenth undivided interests, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a certilieate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 17th day of August. A D.,-1900.  0-13-00 A. S. FARWELL.  PHOENIX   Mineral   Claim.  'PAKE NOTICE  That I, Arthur  JL , acting as agent for Evelyn M.  Sandon  tf">-Wholes?'G Dealers in Wines, Liquors and Cigrars-<"��  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On  Silver Mountain.  S. Farwell,    .._.  Sandilandn,  F.M.C. No. B 30080. 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   Kraut of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under Sec.  37 must be commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements.  Dated this 27th day of August. 1000.  0-0-00 A. S. FARWELL.  Ili^tiiiSs^li^^  Is a pure baking powder  The Clifton House,  ANPSOO LINE.  Still continues to operate First-Class Sleepers on  all trains from Revelstoko and Kootenay  Landint  Also  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large number of people.     The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided  with everything  in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckley, Prop-  no alum, lime or ammonia.  No acid but that from grapes  ���which is pure, pleasant and  healthful���enters into Dr* Price's  Baking Powder*  Fruit acids are accounted by  hygienists the most important of  the elements of the food of man,  and of these the acid of the grape  is most prominent*  Dr�� Price's Cream Baking  Powder is not only the most efficient and perfect of leavening  agents,, but owing to its constituents is likewise pro-motive oi" health*  NEW DENVER,   B. C.  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  HENRY STEGE, - - -     * - Proprietor.  TOURIST CARS  Passing Dunmore Junction   daily for St. Paul;  Saturdays  for    Montreal   and  Boston:  Mondays and Thursdays for Toronto  Same  cars    pass  Revelstoke  one day earlier.  SO TROUBLE  ' TO QUOTE RATES AND  GIVE YOU  A   POINTER   REGARDING THE EASTERN TRIP  YOU CONTEMPLATE  TAKING.  Fall and winter schedule now effective. For  time-tables, rates and full Information call on or  address the nearest local agent, or���  G. B. GARRETT, Agent New Denver.  W. F. Anderson. Trav.  Pass. Agt.. Nelson.  I E. J. Coyle, A. G. P. Agt.. Vancouver.  (ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  j        To and from European   points via Canadian  and American lines.     Apply   for sailing dates  rates, tickets ami   full   information   t"  11113-0.  I Ry agent or���  U.  H. (JARRETT,  C. P. K. Agent, New Denver.  W   P. K. Cunimings. G. S. S. Airt., Winnipeg  PRICE  BAKING POWDER CC���  Note.���There are many cheap baking powders  made of alum, l.iebig, the celebrated  chemist, says that alum disorders the  stomach ami causes acidity :���.ml dyspepsiao  tlie  city-  Liquors a  >lc  rooms��� Bar  replete  with the  nd Cigars���Rest service throughout',.  A. JACOBSON & CO..Props  best of  When in NELSON see our  J. W. BALMAIN  CIVIL ENGINEER,  ARCHITECT, ETC.  The fishing at  Rosebery is excellent, and I am  prepared at any  time to ship fresh  fish to any part of the Slocan. Boats  kept for hire. >f you want anything  and do not see me, just drop a 'line to  Rosebery, and T will do the same.  JOHN ATKINSON.  E. SKINNER, Tailor  Fred. J. Squire,  Manager,  P. <).  Mux  170.  SAN'DnX. Ii. r.  BRICK  l-'OK'    SALE.  ��� IiiHX   (-SOETT.SCHE,  NKW  DENVER.  Fellow Pilgrims  If you receive a copy uf 'I'm: 1,1:1 k;k witlioui  bei'iif.'a subscriber, do not be alarmed. It will  not cost you an.vt hintr. A Iter as-ay hit," il, if you  care tn diir up, y<ni can trive no oliV-n-e by si-iid-  iriK in y'ur collateral. The annual assessment  is $-', but. if you are financially in tin' sump send  iu si and for six month* you will have all the  blessings that this paper can bestow iijtoii you.  The circulation i> limited tonne million, so do  not dally too Ion-.- with procrastination.  K. 'I'. l.oWERV. THE LEDGE; NEW DENVER. B.C.. NOVEMBER 8. ,190<��..  Eighth Year  ON    Til  !w-;Ti"!.K.  now   a".    i->i':ic'  .U:ne  tor that axe, but. with -  Tii** 'Siiieii ���iirotiii'i's'ii :'������  w  Builar.it. claim, i��i11*  ;���''   i. 1m-  propositions in ii:-.-ih-trh''  has been dune largely   ���.��� 11   r  but enough has  I.M'i'U' ���.J<.-ije  tha.t rise man. hoc- f..ur   ft*i*  v/i'lr  ��� rkiHU'  tit'  ���'������X     (.���i.illlll'l  Their wort  i"   -tu't'.-u-e  m.i   iielieate t  wide,   im-  aii'i   riehness  proves steaill'.y  Viif.ii depth.  Fred \Vi!iiain>u.H and 'Allien S'.aiiiield  have a'o-roup called the Eureka, from  which some remarkable assays have  been obtained. They have done considerable work on the property and are  now driving-a. HO foot crosscut tunnel.  The values are found in tellurium and  assays have run as high as -53-20.  The coal properties of the district  have not been exploited to any great  extent as yet, but further developments  may be announced shortly The Kettle  river and its affluents contain hundreds  of tons of float, and the coal is a first-  class steam product which will eventually be of great value for domestic use  .Tlie claims owned by George Doyle,  which are three miles north of Monashee,, axe looking particularly well. He  lias a strong lead of arsenical iron with  two feet of solid ore. An assay from  the group made recently gave returns  of Siol. The work to date, has been for  assessment purposes ami con lined largely  to the surface..  The < lids pro pert v. owned by the i Mds  brothers ;<nd i'age, :< fairly well known.  They have live claims oa which the. |  lead is opened un for almost the full  length uf two claims. There are three  parallel ledges and an average assay  for the center "iOO ;'o��t mi all three is-Siio.  An expert recently visited t.iio property  and took samples from various points  on the. iedge.s. from which he secured  a.'i avei;uge of s=l".. The i this brothers  recently returned from Kmgiand and  have resumed work on the claims.  They intend sinking on the central lead  and will continue operations all   winter.  One of the disadvantages under which  the prospectors .labor at the present  time arises out of the arrangements of  mining districts. At one point a radius  may be drawn of a mi'e. in which the  Vernon and Kettle River districts enter.  A prospector may locate a few claims  and be compelled, in order to record or  look up 'previous records, to travel as  far as the Recorder"* ollice for the Fettle River division or to Vernon as the  case may be. The outlay in cash and  time thus necessitated is a'large item  and works a hardship. The solution is  to form a new division,with a recorder's  office at a central point This step will  doubtless be taken when the business  of the district assumes sufficient magnitude to warrant action.���Midway Advance.  Considerable importance is attached  by   all   those interested in  claims on,  Monashee Mountain to the sale of the  Monashee mine by Mclntyre and Lisle  to Dunsmuir and Rithet of Victoria,  as  it is the intention of the new owners to  instal new machinery and  put  a  large  force of men at work at an  early date.  The property is situated on the mountain  of the same name and is reached by  going west from Midway up  the main  Kettle river.   The Monashee is in every  sense a pioneer, having been staked 20  years ago and crown granted about 14  years since.    It has a strong continuous  ledge averaging 810 to ��15 in free milling" ore on  the eastern claims of the  group, and almost any amount on the  western end,  where the ledge carries  free gold.    An old fashioned mill  was  placed on the group some time ago, and  this   has   proved   one of the greatest  drawbacks to the property, as the plant  would   not save values.    The, owners  have planned an extensive programme  of work, including a modern stamp mill.  The Monashee is regarded as a coming  property.  CANOE   RIVKIl   .MICA    MINES.  new. railway  station.  The 'management of the company  veaii/e that nermaneu.cy i- the necessary  requirement for successful minimi'operations, and are putting in only the very  latest and best machinery and conduct-.  I in;: all operations in a manner calculated '��� the book.  ' to attain tlie desired end. |     "There,''  replied the book-keeper,  As to the success of the  undertaking j pointing to the item.  "Ay'm glad ha bane bar," happily  long lie iook.-. t  out, avail.  When he came in to get his pay  the book-keeper said: "Oie, I have  one axe charged up against you."  "Vare ez ha?" said Ole,   scanning  �����  ��  there, can be no reason for doubt. i.Mie  vein alone of copper is known to extend  at least, one. and a half miles in length  while there is already 3000 feet in length  of a continuous working, at various  depths. The main shaft of the old mine  has been 'deepened to -K>0 feet, and at  the depth of 450 feet a station is being-  put in. A cross section of the vein at  this shaft shows a width of 18 feet of  solid copper ore.  The ore from this mine is very easily  reduced, and when the necessary  machinery is put in operation Bruce  Mines will have the only plant in Canada turning out ingot copper.���Sault  (Ont ) Star.  i",ooki'N'   Anr.  vixtak.  One of our furnhure dealers recently received a large shipment of artificial palms���those kind you see out  of doors'when the snow is falling in  chunks and the thermometer' is seeking the level of a tin-horn gambler,  states the Bo/ceman, N. D., Chronicle.  Circulating around his place is a man  remarked Ole.    "Ay bane lookirr far  hame all vintar."  A coroner's jury in Georgia delivered the following original verdict on  the sudden death of a merchant who  had failed in business: "We, the  jury, find from the doctor's statement  that the deceased came to his death  from heart failure, superinduced by  business failure, which was caused  by speculation failure, which was  the result of failure to see far enough  ahead.  The last day had come. The world  was bathed in a si a of flame, and  from a cloud on high the angel Gabriel sounded his trumpet in the long-  expected 'taps.' "Well, well!" exclaimed a shrouded figure, emerging  from a yawning grave, "that beats  my stunt with the fiddle, or my name  Jress.  has near-  fej*C;_>a^iwC_"_3&S?isad__iBSi   feaC__^*i  iraC    ie^  fcCX'  18901    Established in Nelson   \ 1890  I am ready for y,-ur attention.     Christmas is nearing1, and my stock  is complete.     All tliese goods were made in 1900 and are purely up-  to-date.   I solicit your custom and patronage; and, buying froui me,  you are sure of quality as well as quantity.    All my goods are guaranteed���in diamonds and diamond jewelry���in Ladies' and Gentlemen's watches of all kinds���in sterling  silver manicures���and a thousand  other different things too  , numerous to mention.    Call at our store and we will give you the worth of your money.     Don't send  I your money out ot the country for I. will compete with eastern and western prices.       All goods bought  Jfrom me ti re engraved free of charge; also express pre-paid on out of town par-eels.  At  Nelson, B.C.  If your watch is not running right, send it down and we will repair it, with a guarantee to run right, j  ~^��"" ~''~^^^^,<W*^^*W3^ ^*w"^ PSm?*! ^W^i" "  WW    >rf'*<L->^-WL_W'W!_WWL.>rf)  Jacob Dover's, "The Jeweler  99\  ain't Nero '."-���Philadelphia  A great feat in engineer-in;.  named Ole O'.eson, who does the i ly been completed on the Great North-  sweeping out. dusting, and heavy!''1'11 railroad, where in the Cascade  lifting. 'The ' other morning when ! lll<mii:u,lis ;i nmnel h;ls heen made two  Ole swej.it out he felt around the roots  Manufacturers ol  of tliese fake palms and remarked:  'Ay tank ha vant vater."  Accordingly he got them in line  and sprinkled them with a hose, taking care to wet the roots lavishly.  Being of paper, the 'palms did not  take kindly to this treatment, and  withered and drooped like a biddy  with her head cut off.  Ole still holds his job, but he has  been emphatically iniormed that the  next,time he waters an artificial palm  he will have to pay for it out of his  wages.  Tins is the same Ole who worked  up in the tie camp last winter. One  day he laid his axe dow::-, and when  he returned it was gone.    AH winter  uiiies in length Ihrough almost; solid  granite. line thousand men have,  been at work, on llie job for three years,  and the tunnel will cost over���$">.out 1,000.  A United States patent to a mining  location can he . successfully attacked  only by a direct proceeding on the part  of a I idled Stales court on the charge  of fraudulent  procurement.'  The Calumet lK: Heela of Michigan,  has paid ��7'i.SoU.OOU in dividends.  h ingles  Orders   shipped  to all   parts  of the  Country.      Mill  at  head   of  ���Slocan Lake. ���  Hrewers ot Fine Lager Beer and Porter���the best in tlie land.   'Correspondence solicited.    Address���  R.-REISTERER & CO., Nelson,B.C.".  G. B. McLaughlin and A. Stewart,  ot Edmonton, returned Friday from a  trip to their mica mine in  the Ques-  nele district on  the  head of Canoe  river.   They left Edmonton  on the  19th of April last, traveling by  pack  train thiough the Yellowhead pass.  They were 33  days going  in  from  Edmonton and  14 days coming out  from the mine to Golden.    The mine  lies about 550 miles west from Edmonton and 225 north of Golden  on the  main line of the C. P. R.    The  mica  location   now   being   developed   by  Messrs. Stewart and McLaughlin was  discovered by  Mr. McLaughlin  two  years ago.    On the present trip they,  assisted by a number of miner's, made  a cut and did a great deal of development work, and  now  have  a  large  quantity of mica dressed and  ready  for shipment.    A cabin was also put  up and a blacksmith shop and  other  buildings will be put up next  year.  The mica is electrical and  of  excellent quality, and in almost unlimited  quantity.    The largest sized   sheets  mined are HxlO.   Mr. Stewart brought  some  first class  samples  back   with  him   in   large   crystals.    Tlie   mica  finds a ready market at a  profitable  urice in the States.    Messrs. Stewart!  and McLaughlin intend   to  start   out!  In this department of our  store you will find the very-  newest creations in this  season's goods in Crepons,  Poplins, Amazons. Venetians, Covert Cloths, Cheviot and Homespun Suitings   BlackCrcpo.is-125, 1.50,   2,00, 2.50  jicr yard  Black Henriettas,   7Kf.   t>   1   OK  np,, -rrr]  4f, inches wide, at    ' ''�� **, l.w.J  JJCt   \fU.  sSaat,1.!v:.y.y..40c, 45c, 60c, 75c  and 1.00 per yd  A special line of Storm Series 1  HA r��ov ttt!  iri inches wide, at '  l.VU jJL,i   V/U  Homespun Suitings, 51 in. wide, 1   F.f\ v-vv. -y/-]  Plaid Skirting, 54 in.    1  Of)     1   QA     1   F,f)  wide, 31 yds to a skirt J-.fU.    J .OU,    1..JU,  le"*th"!U 2.00, & 2.501)er-vd  Fancy Black and Kf) ��f\n HiXp,    1  f)0  Colored  Dress      'JUt-0 DLFUi io^t   x *uu  Goods. 0 yds to a o npi 1  9K nor varrl  dress length, at..allU i-^':> PC1   ydl U  SST Write for sample, statins' color and price.  Martin O'Rielly & Co.,  Nelson  I have a number of Suits  for Men and Boys that  are Al in every respect,  which I will sell atac-.  tualcost. Regular price  ��14 and $1G; bargain  price ^10 and $12, No  catch; straight bargains  for you.       Take   one ?  at   DAN   flcLACHLAN'S  New Denver.  CONDENSED ADS.  [Condensed advertisements, such as For Sale,  Wanted, Lost, Strayed, Stolen, Births. Deaths,  Marriages, Personal, Hotels, Legal, Medical,etc,,  are inserted when not exceeding 2d words for  L'5 cents each insertion. Each five words or less  over 2 ��� words are live cents additional.]  Postoliice address, .Rosebery.  DENTIST.  A large shipment ot  ISSIdIn Watches  Just arrived. There is no  need for me to mention the  virtues of these famous  watches. They are well  known. The factory is working its full capacity and they  are hard to get. If you want  one, hurry along . .   G. W. GRIMMETT, GriUlunic optician  and Jeweler.  SAXDOX. B. C.  DR. MORRISON, DEN���T-  XELSON, B. C.       Cor. WARD & HAK.KR Sts.  S A.3STIT A-K-IXJJwr.  II  ATjCYON HOT SPRINGS SANJTAR-  _ lUM. The most complete U E A I TU  on the Continent of North Ameri- II L A L I it  ca. Situated midst scenery un- DCO fl DT  rivalled for Grandeur: Boating, I) L U U II I  Fishing and Excursions. Jte'sident Physician  and Nurse. Telegraphic communication with all  parts of the world: two mails arrive and depart  everyday. - Irs bathes cure all nervous and  muscular diseases; its waters heal all Kidney.  Liver and .Stomach Ailments. Terms: s.lMos'l.S  per week, according to residence in hotel or  villas. The price of a round-trip ticket between  New Denver ami Halcyon, obtainable all the  year round and good I'or'ao (lays, is 1:3.85. Halcyon Springs, Arrow Lake. B. C.  JAMES   CROFT,  fl  Hauling and Packing to Mines,  and general local business.  WOOD    AND     COAL     FOR     SALE  HEAVY   AND. SHELF  ��;-  Coal, Iron,  Steel, Blowers,  ��������� Water Motors,  Truax Ore Cars,  Ore Buckets,  Rails, Belting:.,  Packing,  Wire Rope.  Tin and Sheet  Iron Workers  KASLO, B.C. SANDON", B. O.  Have shops in nearly all the camps and cities  of Kootenay and Boundary. They sell the  best meat obtainable and aim to give satisfaction, to every customer. Try a line of their  stealss-^-^^��--^--^--^-^)-^)-^)  P.    B  CO  California  Wine Co.,  PHYSICIAN.  IyillVATK    HOSlTTAt   KOR   L.V1MKS.  Best of care.   Dr. Bertha  Wardruin, Xo. 2  Brown St.; Phone. North 771; Spokane, Wash.  A.  It   HHVLAXD,  Eiifnncor and Provincial  Land Surveyoi'.   Sandon.  d:r/cj<3-��  BRICK  MARBL  LS  WV.   THIiTZKI,   &  CO..   Nelson.' B.C.  .    Dealers in all Drills  and  Assayers' Sup-  New  Denver,   It.  C.  NOTICE TO  FIENDS!  I will now sell  Solio,        Films,  Kodaks at  American priees.   Send for prices on  aiivthintr you want.  "   O. ST"KATIIEARX, Kaslo, B. C  Wholesale dealers in  NELSON, B.C.  Choice Wines  and Fragrant  Cigars  Write for prices  Kootenay.  Our stock is the largest in  lilies.  3h/Einer*a,l  Waters,  F  11 r ST -CLASS     A KRA V KI)     W AT IS US.  Thorpe & Co.. LuL. sole ajrents for Ilalevon  Water, Nelson  THE MANSFIELD MANUFACTURING COMPANY are now prepared  to supply builders and contractors  with all the above, building materials.  Our   products   received First   Prizes  TA.I3L.OK.S.  J     R.    CAMERON",   Sandon,   Manufactures  ��' .    Clothing loorilrr:   ,-md   solicits  p:ttnniairo  from all classes.  BOOTS &SHOES.  J    ll.I.I <���:    I'.IIOS.,   Nelson,    nrc. ever  in   the  1. j     fl-ulll   wilh the he~l lllle i ' I' ^'oi .lis oht.'i iiiahlc  in their line <���( Inisiness.  "Wholesale   Ivlei^olaaiats.  RELIABLE  ASSAYS  Gold  * .nO I Gold and Silver. .$ .7.")  Lead  .....    .SO I G-old,silv'r, copp'r 1.50  Samples by mail receive, prompt attention.  ��� Rich Ores and Bullion Bought.  t  2  DDflQ   f  PHOTOGRAPHERS  VANCOUVER ��no NELSON,  B.C.  l'l&l iiltli St., Denver. Colo.  1     V.   (;i:i il'l N   A-   CO.  tf   ,       Win lie-ale       .[������;' I.'!'-       ill  meals. Iiiitii'i- .".ie! ''.���;���.  ��� .lit  SI..   N'elsnn.  ivi-!ul!.-.     ellleil  J. E. Angrignon  The Leading  airDresser  Bosun Block,  New Denver,  B.C.  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAP WORTH,  Proprietors.  J. K.CLARK,  MINES  ANDMiNING  Reports, Examinations and Management.  NEW DENVER,   -   B.C.  DENTISTRY.  DR. MILLOY  ROSSLAND  Has had IS yours experience in dental work, and  makes a specialty of Gold Bridge Work.  Most complete Dental Office in B. C.  early in the spring to bn^m shippiiijTi and Medals the last two years at the  as early as possible. They propose  to Hat boat the niiea down l>v Canoe  river to the '.'olmnbia and then down  the Columbia to Revelstoke. Other  mica mines are in operation in the  vicinity. - Hdmonton Bulletin.  r.Kl'CK    .MINKS.  Thf l-i'tjuireiiients f>f the old deserted  Wellington mine* anil tlie sui-rouiidin��-  [ t'eiperl io>  H'lmiri'   utile-  ?���! :ii"s 1 'ompin  i -ii-e p.  lie-   :  !.-;<'e .Vim-.  >v   the   Brute   Copper  has a.Lied  a   new   ini-  v.'")i   !���:'   the   villao'e   of  : ;':i- lair to make it a  Spokane Imposition. Tlie Lime that.  we are now lnanntaeturinji' is not  excelled. Special quotations to contractors on application.  THE MANSFIELD  MANUFACTURING IM  COMPANY j  NELSON, B.C. P. O.BOX688I  'PiKN !���::;.   iikktiin   x-   <'o..  wi ������ ���i<-.-~-ii,.  I      .\I iti-Ii.-i ill- alio linpni'ii'i'.-:    I.ii|lin|'s.   I'i^ai's  and   lll'V  I.   .1"!-.       X.    -I.II.    V.-HiriillViT.    V iclDl'ia,  and !...iid.ni. K .,���*���  }<��!IN  t)     hop  M..ralia:i  <!I  >i.!��l'l'<H      i��  \V|i..l,-.a!.- 1 o'.  T.,]EC3--^I_  ���r- a ml  Xl'ls.,1,.  I'livisiuii  5 i     !,.<!! last! I).  I..   I-.   15.  j" .    lii-ili.r.   Xi ii u'.v   I'liPI i;-.  Kvary Fria.-iy ������< Sil\-. rin...  I !.-i rrisli-r.  Su-  I :!.!��� -11.    li.   ('..  I..   I'.KIMlll.n'T,   !,.    I..   ;:.,   UarrNli-r,  Snlii'iinf..Xiii.'0'y I'lililic       Saiid'in, I'.. ('  Urain-li 1 iflici' ai  Xi-v.- i ii-n v--r i-vi-ry  Saliiiday  on; roi.'sKT DFd'Airr-  MIONT   IS   I'I'-Tii-DATK  IN   AI.C  S'I'VI.KS   AND  1MMCKS  -s  Fred. Irvine'& Co.,  NELSON, B. C  MII.CIM^KV���ACT, THE  LATEST STYCIsS AT  LOWEST   I'KICKS.  HiOTEJILjS  iii'iir  fi"Ul-'-.  Tle-l'i- ai'.  t..e viii'ii.n-  fiaii;." Air-  fiouse wirii  ry  j r I ����� 11 ���*:   I.KI.AM)   IIOl'Sl-;,     Xakn-p.    1!.   ('  :    ]      |n-i ividos ifimil ai'coiniiii.iliilini.s I'm- irn wlrp  i Mks. Mel inro.M.ii.  -,\ 1 ii'  !; 1  1 .-���";.,': i. ;;  ;.: -    1 ii'    'he    enii;-  .;,.;\   a   ���..".-;'!,.,: ,e-ii    iioardiiii;'  ac-'i'iiiiii-iila; i'i:i   \<n    i'.'o   l:u  .150 persons isal'niil  I'niiipU-teii.  Anion"- the wni'k.- alp*ady be^'iin anil  tlioie jirojeeieil by ihe eoni|iany are a.  I-) machine ilrill plant, a com pressor;  f.'.ant.a eoneenti-atirg pi;tnt v.'ifh it capa-1  c:tv of -loo ton?" daily, hoisting' works,!  O'riee buildin^'H ami waterworks. A;  .��-:.'.on railway mhih" two mile- m  length \  Son  M-i  Aitl.IN<;T()N   IIOTKI,  laiii'iiiai'ti'i's fur Miiihi.tr  ���'  (. !���: rii 1 n 1; \-  IhiMU'.iisoN.  Slncan I'ily.  TIM.)   A  1     i< hiaiii'iuai't'i'.-I'm'.Minhiir  and ' '��� h n ltKicin 1 !  FOi?,   SALiB.  W'orkci's in Tin.  ( 'ujijut and  Sheer Iron.  Air Piping and Mining  Work a Specialty  1 'in; s.  \*      o,li-.  , j. 1 ���:    \  Aii-in  nt-wspapi-r  and   Jul,  T.   hoWKI.'V.  X..-W  Special ^ih* oi ladies' and children's wool vests, drawers, and combination suits, flannelette niii'ht. dresses, drawers and skirts.  Ladies'llannelette. cashmere, alpacia, silk, satin, and French flannel blouse waists.  Ladies' mantles, jackets, and tailor-made suits from best makers at exceedingly Iotv  prices.  Ladies' ready-made dress skirts, from $2 each up  Ladies' "R & G",  "P D," and "D A." corsets from 73 cents up.  Children's coats, reefers, and jackets, from L to 1.0 years of age.  Ladies'golf capes, at all prices.  i      pi.yi.I.l.INC   AM)  '!"W'0  I.OTS iii Xi'U- ! ffl  . \     |)-.i,M-r.    A'.ply a 1 Tin.:  I.r.noi: offl,-,..    if | ^  TIIK    ���[* A v-;ii:i:.\ K'  1       |.,| i:i S.-nid'.ii.     Addi'.--  I'fllVCI'.  |-.riI,!)!N(i     ;-.nd  . Tin:   I.kiho-:. Xc��-  .,No heino;- huilr n. r-aeh the different; r_,[,,.w|,,,,., rf-A,.Q     Vr,,v   nrvvpn! okvkuai. thocsand ..I  > ,.,-oiu-rtie-.     A n.-iiy eii-in.-  for   the I ' .ieiKlqUdl Cd S,     iShW     UEN \ h��t   ^   Tin: I.kim-k.  iii-w-;i:i ni-i-. at  SOLE AGENTS FOR  UTTTKIMCK   l'ATEIINS  Till-; MM A' RELIABLE.  0  Fred. Irvine & Co.,  NELSON, B. C.  9��9��9i  9    MEN'S    FURNISHINGS  A SPECIALTY

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