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Array Volume VII.   No   5.  NEW DENVER, B. C, NOVEMBER 2, 1899  Price, ��2 00 Year  " SLOGAN GAMP NEWS I  "I.OCAN    WIXKKAr,    FLOAT  SLOCAN   CTTY   NKWS  IN UKIKF.  mysteriously disappeared. Their names  are Martin and Maissoneuve.  LOCAL   CHIT-CHAT.  Nelson curlers arc organizing for the  winter.  Typhoid fever is still doing business,  in Nelson.  Win. Hunter & Co. will open a branch  store at Phoenix.  Rossiand is to have a public library  .and a new theatre.  Frank Wells is lying- sick in tlie hospital of pneumonia.  Rossland's output of ore last week  was upwards of 5,000 tons.  The juveniles remembered Hallowe'en  in the customary manner.  Increased school accommodation has  become an urgent necessity.  Ira Black's new hotel at Phoenix is  .almost ready for occupancy.  Sandon curlers have organized, with  M. L. Grimmett as president.  Phoenix is booming and sleeping accommodation is at a premium.  Mrs. W. P. Evans is spending a few  ���days in town, visiting Mrs. Cook.  There is daily passenger train service  to Greenwood, Sundays excepted.  The C.P.R. is figuring upon making  Nelson a divisional headquarters.  Miss M. Todd left Monday, via Nelson, to spend the winter in Manitoba.  Dr. Morrison, dentist of Nelson, is  playing a lone hand of draw* at the Newmarket.  There is not a word of truth in the  statement that the miners in the I^elson  and Ymir districts have accepted the  S3 rate. "   . '���  A very enjoyable Hallowe'en part}*  was given Tuesday evening at the Kirk-  wood home by Mr. and Mrs. Smither-  ingale toa number of theiryoung friends.  Preparations are under way for a concert to be given by the New Denver  Sunday School, for the purpose of raising funds to purchase a creditable library.  J. W. Bengough, the renowned cartoonist and elocutionist, is announced  to give one of his entertainments in the  Music Hall, Slocan. next Friday evening.  The banks report money much easier  and collections good. This is proof of  the general upward tendency of business  and augurs well for the approaching  winter and spring.  Agent Garrett has had some very  needy changes made in the C. P. R.  office at the wharf, much to the comfort  of the waiting public and the accelerating  of business in the office.  Last,  week   the,  Jackson  shipped  05  tons of ore.  The first payment on tlie Marion bond  falls 'due this week.  Work is being pushed on the Tecum p-  sey, on the North Fork.  The United Empire, Ten Mile, is applying for a crown grant.  Rambler-Cariboo stock has reached  60 figure,'.with few sellers.  The force on the Noonday is to be increased and shipments resumed.  The Bosun made a shipment of 20  tons of zinc ore to England last week.  A pack train of twenty head is taking  supplies to Camp Mansfield, Kaslo creek.  Work is being pushed ahead on the  Hartney. There is eight tons of ore on  the dump.   ���������������  S. B. Morris,a banker of Rodney,Out,,  has purchased  150,000 shares of Noon-  There are not enough of pack animals  at Slocan City to handle the business  now offering.  E.J. Matthews has been appointed  Kootenay representative of the U. S.  :.Smelter Trust.  Mrs. L. T. Sherwood, of Seattle, is  visiting her sister, Mrs. Smitheringale,  of New Denver.  Rev. J. Cleland will conduct divine  service at the Presbyterian church next  Sunday morning.  "3ei vices in the Methodist church next  'Sunday, morning and evening. Rev. A.  E. Roberts, pastor.  The wages of the Trail smelter men  have been raised to the standard of the  Northport smelter.  Mrs. F. Brown will open fashionable  dressmaking parlors in the Bolander  block, Slocan avenue.  A show at Sandon the other evening  took in $122. The people still have  shekels in that burg,  J. M. Harris, of Sandon, leaves this  week for his Virginia home, where he  will spend the winter.  Rev. J. A. Cleland will remain in the  Slocan until December. His next location will be at Comox.  The New Denver wagon road to the  Forks has been repaired and put into  fair shape for the winter.  The C. P. R has a monopoly of the  freight business into the Boundary, and  they are handling lots of it.  There are 13 lawyers at Greenwood  and R. B. Kerr has concluded to hang  out his shingle in Phoenix.  J. & R. D. Cameron and G. Knowles,  of Sandon, arc inspecting the Boundary  with a view to finding new locations.  The Greenwood Miner is to blossom  out as a daily���a glaring* infringement  of the Nelson Daily Scab's copyright.  Aylwin, the upper townsite on Ten  Mile, is a busy little burg, owing to the  operations of W. C. E. Koch's sawmill.  The Presbyterians will give a high  ciass concert in the Bosun Hall next  Tuesday night. Sandon talent will be  present.  The receipts at the record office for the  month of October were double that, of  September. A good evidence that the  spell is broken.  Work on the Balfour extension of the  C P.R. will be commenced within 30  days, and the work will be done by local contractors.  Peter Genelle  has  reported to  the  provincial police that two of the work-  . men at his West  Robson sawmill have  An evidence of the rapid growth of  Nelson may be judged from the fact  that a carload of plate glass, for shop  windoAvs, arrived there this week,being  almost all contracted for.  The fire alarm was sounded Monday  night for a chimney blaze in the Smitheringale cottage, Sixth street. No damage was done, and the alarm only served j Kaslo creek ha:  to demonstrate how quickly a force of | Black Fox mine  fire fighters can be called out and lined  up for business.  The concert to be given next Tuesday  evening by the ladies of the Presbyterian  church promises to be highly successful.  Some assistance is being given by Sandon talent and as the local talent is well  represented and an abundance of refreshments will be served a good time is  assured.  The funds appropriated by the government for the repair of the wagon  road has been expended and the road is  again in good condition. It is very apparent, however, that it will require the  expenditure of much more to put the  road in anything like a permanent good  condition.  Harry Strickland, manager of the local  brapch of Bourne Bros., reports business  much improved. Several carloads of  supplies for the winter trade have been  received, and it is the intention of the  firm to make this the. supply centre for  the surrounding camps. As an evidence  of this awakening their ad "in this issue  will suffice.  J, C. Gwillim was in Slocan City this  week on his Avay to Ottawa from the  Atlin country, where he had charge of  the Dominion government's geological  work during the summer Mr. Gwillim  says that the indications in Atlin are  favorable to quartz mining, but as yet  little attention has been given to anything save placer and hydraulic mining.  Tonight the local lodge Knights of Pythias will hold their third annual ball in  their hall, and every preparation lias  been made for a huge time. A large  crowd is expected, and it promises to be  even more successful than former affairs.  Dancing will be held in Clever's hall,  commencing sharp at 9p.m., while the  supper will be given at the Newmarket  hotel.  Output, of   tlie !..<��� Koi.  day stock  Two inches ot clean ore is showing  in the,breast of the new workings on  ihe Hartney.  Considerable, prospecting has been  done this season on Wilson creek, with  the. usual success.  The cross-cut tunnel on the Rubv has  been driven 55 feet. Four men are employed on the property.  A. J. Marks is inspecting the California this week. Recent developments  are proving very satisfactory.  W. W. Warner lias take a contract for  400 feet.of tunnel and 200 feet of upraise  to be driven on the Madison.  New hunkhouses and offices are to be  erected'at. the Bosun, and next summer  a residence for the manager.  The wagon road up   the south fork of  been  completed  to the  ind a trail is being built  to connect with the Excelsior trail.  Work will be resumed next week on  the Sarah Jane, one of the claims of the  Neglected group, close to New Denver.  Tom Tobin and partners are meeting  ivith success through their work on the  Rainbow, near Slocan City. The pay-  streak in the granite is six inches in  width.  Builuiiigs are being erected at the  Hartney suitable for winter quarters.  The force has been increased and operations are to lie conducted on a more  extensive scale.  Before all of the properties in the dry  ore belt of the Slocan can be worked  profitably, mills will have to be erected.  The introduction of machinery means  much to prospect owners around Slocan  City.  A good trail has been built to the Ca-  pella group, Goat mountain, and winter  quarters are being erected. Pete's pack  train took up the camp utensils Wednesday morning. Work will be pushed on  the property all winter.  A cross-cut tunnel is being driven on  the Mollie Hughes to tap the ledge some  distance below the workings driven on  the lead. In the upper workings ore is  showing all the distance of the tunnel,  something like 100 feet.  A Montreal broker offered to bet $1000  the other day that the Payne would be a  regular shipper insida a month. If the  Payne can ship ore enough to pay $100,-  000 monthly dividends, us was stated at  the recent director's meeting, it is difficult to discover a reason for the delay in  operations even this long.  J. M.Williams is expected back on  Tuesday from London, Eng , when a  large force of men will be put to work  on the Chapleau. Ike Lougheed, who  secured the contract for building the  new cabins, has eight men employed at  the job. Two cabins, 72 feet long, are  being erected, besides roothouses and  other outbuildings.'  Bruce White, and other prominent  mining men, have taken an option on  the Iron King group of claims, situated  about ten miles up Evans creek. The  ledge is a very large one, there being  in the neig'hborhood of 150 feet of  quartz, with a heavy iron capping.  Some good assays have been had from  this ledge, and the probabilities are  that this new region will he opened up  now.  The lessees of the Two Friends group  have crosscut the Black Prince lead on  the Two Friends ground, and about  200 feet west of the workings on the  Black Prince. The crosscut is 158 feet  long, and where the ledge was cut the  lead had narrowed to six or sevtm  inches. A drift is now being driven to  the west on the vein, and in six feet it  widened to 20 inches. The Black Prince  lead runs through the Two Friends  property about 200 feet south of the  original Two Friends lead and parallel  to it.  The third  annual  ball .given by the  Oddfellows, last Friday night, in Schon-  berg*'s hall, was again a great success,  in spite of the bad weather, which kept  many from outside points away.    The  supper was --upplied by V. C. Rackliff,  and it was beyond  praise.    The music  was furnished by Mrs.  W. J. Adcock,  Neil   McMillan    and   Norman   Arnot  Forty-five couples were   present   and  dancing was kept up with great enthusiasm  until  4 a.m., every number on  the programme being thoroughly enjoyed.    It is gratifying to  know also  that the committee has a  nice surplu.-.  on hand after paying all expenses.  v^wj&sm&'&s as sb ssassass  I NEW PLACER LAW  Isassasas as as ssaas^ssssessss  WINIJKKMKKK    CAJtP.  l-'uriiiillK  ill   tin;   Itounilni-y,  Work on the Silver Thread and Sitting Bull has been suspended for the  winter.  The owners of the Swansea are sacking ore for shipment, and will continue  general development.  The owners of the townsite of Canterbury, situated at the head of Windermere lake, are contemplating the erection of a 85,000 hotel.  A French outfit from West Kootenay  is taking in supplies to a claim belonging to them on Toby creek, and purpose continuing* the work during the  winter months.  The town of Peterboro is going ahead  fast. The townsite company is building  a $5,000 hotel, and Stark & Moore are  putting in a sawmill. Several buildings  are in course of erection.  A new discovery was recently made  en Number Two creek, below Horse  Thief creek, ^he discovery was made  by an Indian, who sold it to Mr. Foster,  of Windermere, for $800 cash. There is  four feet of solid galena on the claim.  The Paradise group, on Spring creek,  is a wonder. There is 76 feet of ore,  which will ayerage across the vein $80  in all values The ore is sand carbonates, and is easily worked. Development on the claims will continue all  winter.  Sixteen men are. now employed in the  development of the Delphine. A camp  has been   established and Avork will be  continued throughout the wint  er.  TI  ie  The output of the Le Roi for the  month of September was 8110,000. The  total shipments were 8,664 tons, and the  average value of the product was a  little less than 813 per ton. Practically  all the ledge matter is being stoped and  shipped for its full width. Almost no  hand sorting is resorted to. So cheaply  is the ore being smelted that it is  cheaper to run it through' the blasts  than to pick out the gangue. The.  values in the shipments in September  The Grand Forks Miner says that it  took E. Spraggett's steam thresher exactly twenty-live days to thresh the oat government is now building a. wagon  crop of the valley. According to Mr road from the Columbia river to the  Spraggett, the yield was about Hu.UUO [ mouth of Toby creek canyon When  bushels, a "-otal in excess of the returns i completed, the ore of the Delphine can  for last year. With oats at ("8 cents a ! 'x* hauled, it being at present packed  bushel, it wiil be seen that the ranchers! to the landing.    T. H  Taylor  has just  will   make   a   handsome    profit     The] crtinP,ftt?d  ^e rf ,'*?>'   ��L rhc frU])'  .    .     , , ' | comprising the Delphine. bio and bure-  pnncipai producers this season were: j ka ciaj,ns. The new company is prose-  Coryell Bros., 8,000 bushels; J. Covert,] cuting the work under the superinten-  5,600; Vaughan &McIiiues,2,5UU: Cooper  dence of R. Bruce.���Prospector  The order in council, which now awaits  the signature of the Governor-General of  Ottawa, respecting proposed changes in  the regulations govorning placer mining  in the British possessions, reads as follows:  "Any free miner, having duly located  and recorded a claim, shall be entitled to  hold it for a period of one year from the  recording of the same, and thence from  year to year by recording the same; provided, however, that during each year  and each succeeding year such free  miner shall do, or cause to be done, work  on the claim itself to the value of $200,  and shall satisfy the mining recorder  that such work has been done, by an  affidavitt of the free miner, corroborated  by two reliable and disinterested witnesses, setting out a detailed statement  of the work done, and shall obtain from  the mining recorder a certificate of such  work having been done, for which a fee  of $2 will be charged.  "All work done outside of a mining  claim, with intent to work the same,  shall, if such work has direct relation,  and be in direct proximity to the claim,  be deemed, if to the satisfaction of a responsible officer, to be work done on the  claim for the purpose of this section.  "Any free miner or company of free  miners holding adjoining claims, not exceeding eight in number, and notwithstanding anything in the regulations to  the contrary, may work the same in  partnership under the provisions of the  regulations, upon filing a notice of their  intention with the mining recorder, and  upon obtaining a certificate from him,  for which a fee of $2 will be charged.  This certificate will entitle the holders  thereof to perform on anyone or more of  such claims all the work required to entitle him or them to a certificate of work  for each claim so held by them, if such  work shall not be done, or if such certificate shall not be so obtained and recorded in each year, the claims shall be  deemed to be abandoned.  "The holder of a claim may at his option, m lieu of the work required to be  done thereon each year, pay to the mining recorder in whose office the claim  is recorded the sum of $200 for each of  the first three years, but for the fourth  and succeeding years the sum of $400  must be paid, in lieu of work done on  the location or in commutation therewith, as provided by the regulations. A  certificate from the mining recorder that  such payment has been made shall relieve the person making it from the necessity of doing any work during the  year.  "If at the end of the year the annual  amount of work has not been performed,  nor the commutation fee paid, as above  stated, the sum of $250 shall be charged  against the claim, and the said amount  shall constitute a lien on such claim, and  no transfer or title to such claim shall be  recorded until the said amount of $250  shall have Deen paid to the mining recorder.  "If the lien is not discharged by payment at the expiration of three months  from the end of the year, the claim -��hall  revert to the Crown, and shall not be  open for relocation, and may be disposed of as the minister of the interior  may diiecl. j  "No claim forfeited, from whatever I  cause, shall he relocated, but every such  claim shall revert to the Crown, to be  disposed of as the minister of theinterior  shall direct. Any amounts received, in  lien of assessment work shall form part  of the revenue of Canada."  she exclaimed incredulusly, "do the  American 'people speak English?" "I  believe so, fairly well," the waggish  Max replied. His mother'tried to dissuade her son from the enterprise, but  soon after he wrote and told her he had  signed a contract for the tour. In reply  his mother wrote him a letter, in which  she said: "Since you have signed a contract to go to America you must honor  your signature and go. But make your  mind easy���I'll let no one in this town  know vou have gone there.''  WISE   AND   OTHEBWISK,  A king's confusion is a royal ffush.  A twice-told tale after that is stale.  Divorced people should never be repaired.  A man should pay due attention to his  bills.  Grammatically speaking, a kiss is a  conjunction.  Better to die  of heart failure than of  bank failure.  Many a cook  is wise merely in her  own recipes.  Stay near a coward if you would  be  sure of safety. ,  A guardian of the peace should  be  sure to keep it.  In line 12,000 microbes would reach/,  only one inch  Better reduce expenses than reduce  circumstances.  A large turtle affords eight pounds of  tortoise shell.  The professional liar blushes when he  tells the truth.  Be wise in time���when burning gas  her father pays for.  In France and Belgium  elections are  always held on Sundays.  The Boston  City Hospital  took care  of 10,000 persons last year.  A lady's foot should  equal in length  one-seventh of her height.  A young man can keep a stiff upper  lip if his moustache is down.  Ten million nerve fibres are said to  be found in the human body,  The skeleton measures one inch less  than the height of the living man.  A recently built organ run by electricity contains 64,500 miles of wire.  The man who thinks he was born under a lucky star is apt to get over it.  It was not the chimney sweep who  said there was plenty of room at the  top.  Eight-tenths of the soldiers in Russia  and Servia can neither read nor write.  The United States is worth, according  to expert estimates, more than $110,-  000,000.000.  The total membership of the Christian  Scientist Church in the United States is  70,000.  Notwithstanding the development of  automobiles the prices of horses in the  west are rising-.  SCHOOL    KKPOKT.  "Max O' "-fill's Speech  were: Gold, 3.838 ounces; silver, 8,284  ounces; copper, 220,000 pounds.  Bros , 2,300; E. Spraggett, 2,UU0; ll. J.  Wasson, 1,400; and Jay P. Graves, 1.000  bushels.  Crow's Nest coal will be sold in town  at ?7.25 per ton  Don't call a big strong man a liar; it  is cheaper to hire some other fellow to  break the news to hiin.  The peaches now being sold by Williams are the best ever seen in the Slocan. They are of age and can be procured without much financial trouble.  Try them if you are fond of sweet and  solid deltciousness.  The  Phoenix  8*2,000 plant.  News is putting in  a  Max O'Roll recently made a very  amusing speech Travel, he remarked,  had produced a firm conviction in his  mind that the French are the happiest  people on earth, and then be went on to  tell a story about his mother, "who  never left the French town in which  she was born,"' "and whose little family-  has the honor of presiding over the  company." Max arranged to go to  America,which seemed to have grieved  his mother. "What language is spoken  in that country'-*" inquired the old lady.  "English," replied her son.    "What!"  The following is the standing obtained  by tbe pupils attending the New Denver  Public School for tbe month of October,  isno:  Fifth class���Win. Thompson, Oma  Young, B. Perkins. A. Irwin and W.  Clark^.  Fourth class���W. Vallance, Champion  Nesbitt.  Third class���CV Irwin, H. Delaney,H.  Gibbs, E. G. Irwin, F. Dingman. (7  Vallance, H. Baker, E. Martin, May  Clements.  Second class���Kathleen Delaney,Lola  Koch, Grace Baker, Flora Clark.  Part II. Primer���Elizabeth Taylor,  Maud Nesbitt, Marion Mclnnes, J.  Cropp, Ethel Gibbs, II, Nelson.  Part I. Primer���Grace Sutherland  Grace Williams,MillySutherland,Violet  Foster, W. Clever, W. Nesbitt, Bernice  Baker, Stanley Irwin, D. Shannon, A.  Williams, C. Nelson, Mary Murray, and  Vera Cropp.  J. Irw:ix, Teacher. THE LEDGE, NEW DJIIJSVEK, B.C., NOVEMBER 2,  1899.  Seventh Year  The Ledge.  .Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERV, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months ������? .75  Six " ...1.25  .Twelve "  2.00  Three years  ��� .'.oo  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  derticm, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something- good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we wfli do the rest  A pencil cross in tins square  indicates that your snbst-rip-  tion is due, and that the editor  wishes once attain to look at  your collateral.  f HUKSDAr, NOVEMBER 2, 1899.  SCKAl's FKOM THK  EDITOR'S DESK  If all signs do not fail there will be  a resumption of work in the Slocan  next month. We trust that this is so,  as we have grown hoarse from say ing  eight hours.  The club solo now being.played by  Eugland against Kruger will, be hard  on Paul. He will lose nearly all his  diamonds and hearts, although he  may take in a few spades. The old  man will soon learn the folly of playing against a strong "widow,"  Paul Kruger is called Oom Paul  by the Boers. Oom means our or  uncle. Paul was not born in Bruce  as some people think. He is a fine  old man, but will likely change his  name when the Kootenay contingent  locate" him from Oom Paul to Our  Dennis.    In order to show our loyalty to the  flag thatr never, gets out ofthe sunshine'we will send The' Ledge free  to all Canadians who are handling  lead in the wreck of matter and things  in South Africa. The boys will find  ic an excellent'tonic when they grow  weary of hell, fire and the old army  biscuit. '  The C. P. R. are talking of building  .a million-dollar hotel in Winnipeg  and double-tracking, their road to  Fort William. As the gigantic cor-,  poration has owed us $6 for the past  four months we do not see the wisdom of it going, into more debt just  for the sake of helping out Manitoba.  Better stay single-tracked and settle  up.   Some people never know when to  quit. Ex-Premier Turner and local  adherents bubble over about.once a  week with indignation about the  eight-hour law. Most of them who so  bitterly denounce it would drop dead  if they were asked to work one shift  of even four hours. And yet they  incessantly decry it as abortive legis-  lation only partially enforced. If it  is. so weak and faulty why do they  refuse to make a test case of it ? A.  few dollars spent in testing the merits  of the law would, save a vast  amount of energy expended in tongue  exercise.  discovered and developed sufficiently  to demonstrate that it was valuable  by common miners. They were then  bonded to capitalists. Many/of the  "capitalists" were then hardly possessed of enough to pay the first small  percentage of the bond, Today they  are the wealthy and prominent mining men, while the fellows who discovered and developed the mines SLve  still common miners, working for a  day's pay, prospecting for more  mines, or branded criminals and banished from the state*  Suppose they had had the gambler's  nerve with which the "capitalists"  took bonds oh the mines and bonded  them to themselves. Suppose the  Western Federation of Miners had  taken a bond on the mines and operated them on the same business priu  ciples the capitalists have. What  would have been the result? The  vast wealth of those mines would  have gone to the toilers who produced  it. The men who discovered the yast  wealth of one of the greatest mining  districts fn the world would not be  today forbidden by corrupt politicians  the right of labor in these mines.���  Idaho State Tribune.  ANSWERS TO CORKKSPONDENTS.  Who are The People?  We are, and the Americans.  ��  Where was Sandon when the lights  went out?  Nine miles from New Denver.  What will cure rest?  Three-fifty a shift.  ��  , What is a strange  thing   in the  Boundary? ,  Phoenix rising without ashes.  .   .    ��  What is the best timber in the  Boundary?  Bull pine, spruce, fir. hemlock and  Greenwood.  When the lurid flames shot upwards and licked the discovery post  of the cloud formation where, oh,  where was Columbia?  On the ground,  about a mile from  GrandForks.  ��  Is there   any   cure    for   hunger?  writes a man;from; Three Forks?  YeS7 don't despair; struggle down  to New Denver and become inoculated with spring chicken. It' is a  sure cure if taken in time.  ��  Is there a Kootenay colonel fighting the Boers or Filipinos?  Not a one.     Our colonels are too  high-toned.     They   would   not   be  found dead in such company.  ��  leg and  haystack editors were created?  Don't know.    Away fishing likely.  THK    "LUST   OF   GOtD.  Speaking of the charges of corruption so often heard coming from Dawson, City, a writer in the Toronto Saturday Night says some very comely  things: "None but those who have  lived in a mining camp can describe  the conditions which exist there.  The cofifditiohs may not be such .as  are desired, but in many places more  contiguous than Dawson to what we  call civilization, the social and business, life has been vefv much worse.  Those who are affected % the a��'ute  lust of gold to be dug from the earth  are practically maniacs in nine cases  out of ten, and they seem to forget  every idea in ; life but the one thing  ���gold! The spending of it is also a  feature which must not be overlooked.  Those who find, imagine that they  will find more; those who have not  found the precious metal expect to  find it tomorrow. Without regard to  morals, religion, laws or anything  else, they live and die, a race separate from the rest of mankind. They  are gamblers, and the stakes are life,  health, social contacts, everything  that those of us who live at home esteem to be most valuable. The winners get great notoriety; those who  fail have their only satisfaction in  revenging themselves upon supposed  adversaries, or upon the officials who  confine their operations to legitimate  lines. Is it at all wonderful that  Daiwson City has developed so manv  kickers? If, instead of inspiring  scandals or publishing them, the  newspapers were to tell of the awful  tragedies for which no one is to blame  jexcepting the explorers and prospectors, the public heart would stand  still in amazement that men could be  found who would go through such  dangers and die such deaths, or live  such lives."  ������a^^^*?^^.^^.^^  J^jotoakfiMbd  Established  1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    : 1,102,792.72  HEAD    OFFICE,    MONTREAL.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona a .id Mount Roeval, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G.'A. Drummond, Vice President,  ���        7    E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches ia all Parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  Denver fofaiich  i  E. PITT, Manager  ���cjft-raapg'rei^gj-y.x^^  \Villiai'iis ii-is l.iills uf >-,\-.:v,t pitratoes  ,'ui{l mountain^ ;;[' ether ,.*������ i;ul tilings'in  his New Denve;' .stdh.'  Tin- <:-;i is (���i-m'l.ii.miirlt's.-:. but it must  have if.'-'M deeply iii'ivc'.! when tin- i>ig  s.'iin "(I'll; ..'oiuili down.  "V;- !.'.'.-. than i'.'><),U) )���> persons attend  tiui st'Viv.ry��� r:ii-.��� ������ hrancl'. Chautauqua  asseinl'ii'.'s each vear.  interest one  The trouble in South Africa has not  made any difference, to Wiliiams, He  is still doing business at the' old stand,  and continues to sell the best fruit and  eis'ars in the, land.  The female brain commences vo 'decline in weight after the age of HO, tlie  male not till ten years later  m ported  Goods of-rough-  texture  3T��  this season.  When  Nesbitt.  vim  want  fresh  fruit  call on  J0 <5c R. D. CAMERON,  At this time of the year we are all  more or less'on the look out for the'best  place to purchase our winter wear.  Some are more fanciful than others and  want the very best qualities. For our  part we always advocate that the'best  is the cheapest in ihe- end���especially  so with Underwear���but be this as it  may, we can suit the most fastidious.  Ladies' fliie Woollen  Underwear, per suit $ 1. OO  Gents' fine Woollen Un!defrweaii%  Kiui^d.ond rf-i"^" -i*-. $1.50, *2, '92.-50, l'5"  Gloves and Mitts, both Ladies'and  Gents', in any quality and price, from  the wool at .256', to tlie Mocha1 with silk  lining at..��2.25.  Ladies' and1 Gents' Cashmere"'and-  Woolen Hose, 35c, 40c, ,50c, 60c a pair  Men's heayy weight Black Mac-  kinaw'Su'its, $7.50���splendid'value.  Men's a iid Boys* W6bll'eh SWeaters,  Red, Black; Hether. Green.  Rubbers and Manitobas, in sizes  for Men, Women and Children..  Lumberman's 2-buckle Blizzard  and Yukon lace���also Hip arid Knee  Boots .  F.  W. JORDAN <St CO.,Nakusp  Tailors.  Sii n don.  SLOCAN CITY, B. C.  THE GATEWaY CITY  AND DJSTKil-'.rTING  POINT FOR THE BOUNDARY CO'-NTiiV  M-auuMnnM UMf^*Thwi.r..^��-^u-.-.w.  How   did   the   Boers   bring upon  themselves such  a bloody calamity?  They did not read The Ledge Qrsmd opportunity for investments in Real  early and often. .*�����-.. ���-*  ��  "What was brains doing when jack-  The death of Hon. Peter Mitchell  at the age of seventy five removes  one of the few remaining fathers of  confederation.   There   are now left  only nine who have been placed in  this   category,  namely,   Sir   W.  P.  Howland,   born   1811;    Hon.  R.  B.  Dickey, born 1812; Sir. AmbroseSh'ea,  born 1818;   Sir Charles Tupper, born  1821; Sir Oliver Mowat,   born 1820;  Hon. Wm. McDougall,. born Jan. 18,  1822;   Hon. ' T.  H.   Haviland,  born  1822; Sir Hector Langevin, born 1826,  and the Hon. A.  A.   McDonald, bom  1829.  Large size for trolling for  big.fish now in stock; also  small  Estate, Fruit and Vegetable Farms,, etc.  Heavy and Shelf Hardware.        Jessop's and Canton Drill  Stoves. Tin and Granite'Ware.  We are handlino," all kinds of  For information address���  J. A. SMITH.  !"  P  ' "*> 'T** *"���"��� S  afo.il cL  New Denver, B.C.  LABOR'  IS    CAPITAL.  on  and Trolling Lines,  Gaff Hooks 9^-  Nelson's-.  Drug & tsook Store  New Denver, B. C.  Sunday hours: 2 to .*> p. m.  a. jacobson & co., props  Best meals  in  the city���Comfortable rooms���Bar replete  with the best of  Liquors and Cigars���Best service throughout.  Blasting, Mining- and Sporting Powders.    Also Blacksmith's  Coal.   Lumber, Sash and Doors.  SsLfidon.  Hasamiile iu'Cinn'iii'i'iLitloiis for a Itirtin number of people.     The room's .-u-" Li-jits  :'.!ui iiiry.  !<iit  fh'i-  Uhiiii-jr Room  is provided  with 'ovory*liinjr  in the niiiikei  S.-nn-ile I-","jin-:'l'ci- Commercial Travelers.  "��*i^u.n,mi  E. M; BRINDLE  and  Jeweler  New Denver.  Orders by mail receive prompt attention/  PHOTOGRAPHERS  LOOK!  Cabinet Solio, >l.-lo, go prepaid  Film Cartridges 'dhxSl. .Toe.  Other Supplies same rales.  O. STRATHEARN,  Kaslo. B. C  Capitalwas first created' by labor.  Without labor there would be no capital, Labor i capital. Capitalists  exist on the fruits of labor. Without  the laborers there would be no capi  talists. If the doctrine of the survival  of tlie fittest, which capitalists are  ever ready to cite, be not a fallacy,  then capitalists would disappear from  the earth. Labor can exist without j  capital, as capital is now understood !  to be, for labor is capital; and giyen j  an equal opportunity at the natural  resources, lal:or would be much better off than now,whenit must depend  upon concentrated wealth for the  privilege of enjoying the bounties  provided by an all wise Creator for  all His creatures. Some there are  who will say it is foolish and visionary to say that labor does not require  the capitalist for its existence.   Let         us-see if it is so. j _��..    ��  The-  history ot the Coeur d'Alene !   J, j". ANGRIGNON  mining district is not so ancient but it) ���,,     -read:ng.  may be employed 'to prove that; 'labor I  does   not require the capitalist, and i I���i-i  would- be' better   off  without him. \  Every mine in the district has been J  C.S. RASHDALL.  Notary Public".  A.  K.  I'VAUO"/!'-"''.  RASHDALL &FAUQUiER  SVHNES& REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  BRICK  FOR   SALE.  .JOHN" GOETTSCHK  NEW DENVER.  M1XJN'"   INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD   AND BONDED.   INVITED   Abstracts of Title to mineral claims  CORRESPONDENCK  Joh'ri Btickl'ey, Prop-  NEW DENVER;  B. C.  Provides ample and ple'asknt'i-iccommodation for the traveling public.  Telegrams for room's promptly attended to.  HENRY STEGE,  Proprietor.  Of every conceivable style,   size,   price and make; for the  Ladies, Gentlemen and Children.    Heavv shipment  just received and another  lot en   route.  RUBBER BOOTS.  HTP and KNEE.  SSER  Bosun Block, New Denver, B.C.  GERMAN SOX  in^aBEaBBaaaaHMauuiwJWBCWCHMK  .MEN'S LACED AND  BTTCK-LED  RUBBER  FOOTWEAR  Leather or Rubber  Soles ���  OVERSHOES OK  THE LATEST AND  BEST MAKES"  to lit the bdor nf the.  wee-est tot as well -is  the footgear of the  six-foot giant. Very  comfortable felt goods  ,for Ladies'and Miss��s  at prices to  suit you  Specials that will open your eyes' and loosen 'your pu'rse-  striiigs.    Better values for less money than you  can get by sendin- away;  let us prove it."  STORM FELT AXD  RUBBER GOODS,  made, to  fit  all   styles  and shapes of shoes.  FELT, LEATHER,  AND  CARPET  SLIPPERS,  for palace, and shack.  rfflk  Wholesale and Retail Suppliers of the Slocan  in minusuppliesand general merchandise.  EVV DENVER BRANCH.   B..C..'    .  HEAVY BOOTS AND !  RFBBBR'GOODS  for'the, miner  "FALL AND WINTER  LIGHT BOOTS FOR J CLOTHING  STREET   USE.  HOCKEY    BOOTS  AND DANCING  PUMPS.  PALL AND WINTER  ; FOOTWEAR  In fhe.se lines we will  entertain you this  month..     Inspect our  f 1111 ���itnckinft(lres.s_��-r)0(lsj THE IMME, NEW jLX&NVE^^  It was in the early days of the war, in  the summer of 1S61, that Jack Hillis enlisted: It never would have happened,  his mother said, if it had iiot been for  that foolish excursion. The excursion  iii itself had not seemed foolish,and Mrs.  Hillis had been one of the most enthusiastic of those preparing to celebrate the,  finishing of the new railroad from Bradley Junction'to trie fake.  But there wa3 a recruiting station 'at  Lake City. In front of the doOr of this  place a band was playing patriotic airs.  Above its roof the stars and stripes were  flying. And there Major Seely haranguedtii'e young men.  Jack Hillis was i7 and a month, but  he was tall and large and looked 20. So  he signed his name and was accepted. It  was a possibility his mother had never  imagined. Of Mrs. Hillis' four sons'  Jack was her favorite. Simon, the eldest of the family,' was in business and  married. He was already making great  gains on his merchandise because of the  state of the country and the fear for the  future. He \ViVs buying a's far as his  money and his credit could reach. He  would most assuredly riot enlist.  Evan had recently been graduated from  a medical college. While he pared his  linger nails in a', strictly -professional'  manner, he falked joftify of going into  the field as a surgeon,if Uncle'Samnee'ct-  ed him. But as a common soldier���"No  thank you."  Next there was Joe. , It was the general feeling in the family and , the'neigh-;  uorhood that Joe  was? godcl be'cause  he'j  lacked strength of character to be anything else. ' No brie knew  his deficiency  better than did his mother,    lie had always been the stupid end of the family^  Nobi-i'gh't s'a'yingB of Joe'si childKoo'd' had'  ever been  recorded."   When there  was'  extra work to be done, Joe was kept out  of school to do  it.    "What does it mat  ter?" his mOther  would say.   "Ydu are'  always at the footofybuiVchls'seS'."     .  So1 continually h'ad' Joe heard' hi'm'self1  depreciated through his childhood and  yovrtlh, nVe grew to lnkiihodd fully understanding that he was the blockhead of  the family". Sbmetli'mes Joe thought he  might like sohiet'lnrig else' tlijiri' the"  farm, but if he hinted at the idea ever so  mildly there was a general laugh, and  then Joe turned scarlet and silent.  Jack, thc'yoiuigest of the quartette of  Hons, was the darling of the ftCmily, arid,'  though the other boys' wdre creditable,  Jack would surely eclipse them whenhe  made a choice of a business or a profession for life. And now he had enlisted !  It was not to be endured any longer than  till such tiirie asJ the work of the foolish  lioy could be lit-doile. ,    .  On the evening of the day that Major  .Seely had're'leased Jack, Joe was coining  home from the ttaynor farmhouse. The  Hillis and the Kayndr farms adjoined.  Jennie Raynor met Joe in the shadow of  the hedge. Of all the girls in the neighborhood Jenny was the only one that  was ever kind to Joe. The rest, taking  the opinion of their elders for their own,  '"'snubbed Joe on every occasion. On this  evening, after talking over Jack for some  time, Jue said:  "If T should enlist, I don't believe  mother would try to get me off."  ���*0fi; yes," Jennie hesitated. She felt  that Joe spoke the truth. After a pause,  she continued, "But you won't enlist,  .b.e?"  "'I'don't know. I'd rather enlist than  be drafted. ��� Idon't like the idea of being driven out to be shot at."  "Do 3rou think the  war's going to last'  long?"  "f don't know.    If  it  does, then  I'm  t'<-'hig:." ' ^ ,  "Oh, Joe !" and Jennie's face, was very  white. i  Joe, watching her, felt his heart give a'  great leap'^rid^theii ;sta.udV stilL Could  it be.', possible? He the stupid of the  family, the blockhead of the neighbor-  hood,'and she, the -prettiest, the]brig!ht-  est ami the best girl in the world!  "Joe, why have you done this," his  so precious! fiiit never to see fiim again I  This patieut, silent, and unappreciated  son !  The manner of Joe's death was told  over his remains, arid each year as Me-  monal dav comes little children hear the  father asked.  "For the sarne reason that other men  are doing the same th'ihg. Besides, it  looks to me .that a family of five men  ought to produce one soldier."  "Yes, it does look that way," said his j story of the young soldier whose grave is  mother, in a hard, unnatural tdhe, "and I marked by a tall monument and a flag  1 don't see how any of the others could j staff, where the colors are always kept  be spared.    Your  father's  too old  and I flyfng.  Jack's too young, and neither Simon nor After a time it was forgotten that Joe  Eben could stand the life of a" co'rh'mon j had been the stupid laughingstock of  soldier. I hope you will keep your wits the family and the neighbors, but an old  about you and try to understand what's "vomao does not forget. Each year,when  said to you, and not bring any���" she the graves of this and other soldiers are  hesitated, came near saying "more," but  covered  with  flowers,   the  old woman,  Hill Bros.  Manufacturers of  finished,, "any discreditj*>n us."  "1 will do my best, mother.asl always  do."  Mrs. Hillis made a  movement of her.  shoulders, that to  the others expressed  her tack of faith in Joe's "best."  leaning on the arm of one younger, but  not young, sits beside Joe's grave and  savs :,-'������  "Jennie, he was the only one of my  boys I could spare to; be a hero, fie  made our name known for bravery.,  My  and  Shingles  -iOTEL  HEATED B\' unT AID  a nd. Electric Ti K.J I Alfl  I>!ls and Light in every room....  Large and well lighted Sample Rooms  Hourly Street Car between hotel and  Station.   Freelms meets all trains-   Reasonable Rates.  -i'i"',:  REVELSTOKE  N ight grill room in connection for the  convenience of guests arriving and departing by night trains.  Nelson, B: C.     ,  Merchant Tatflo^r.  ;   Full Line  of Suiting's and  Trouserings alwavs on hand.  Thkre'was silence for a minute; and  then'Jef/nie said sli"e'!iriiiist"go'home'.. Jde  detained'her by the slightest touch on  the sleeve. "Would you care, Jennie?  If I go to the1 war, or if 1 stay at home,  do yo'u c'a're'V"  "Yes, Joe, I care very much," Jennie  answered, with flushing cheeks and  dmvrica'st eyes.  "It'll be awful hard for me to go if  yuii don't want me to," said'Joe'chokingly. "But, Jennie,you don't want me  to stay at home if comes my duty to go,  do you?"  ���'Oh, no, Joe; I couldn't love a coward."  "Jennie���"  She lifted her eyes. Joe's face was  very near her own. The twilight was  deepening. Their lips met, and each felt  that this was their betrothal.  And so it came 10 pass that within six  months from the time of the chance  meeting in the shadow of the hedge, Joe  Hillis came home from Bradley looking  very thoughtful. Alter supper he remarked:  ���'I enlisted today, and I'm going into  camVp the first of the week."  ������You've enlisted!" Jack exclaimed.  "What sort, of rdt are you giving us?  They -couldn't take you?"  "Well, they have taken me, anyway,"  ,J unanswered." "I belong to Terry's 'cay-.'  alrv?'" "''"'"       ������������������'��������� ' "  After Joe waVgdne he was missed by j neglected Joe!   I'm  so  glad  that you  tlie home folks because  of the work  he | loved him and that he knew it."  h'ad done and because there, was no silent  one to. be ashamed of.    His  elder bro-  tliprs found it to be a continual joke that  Joe had gone to be a sdldier,but declared  that it \vas not a bad idea.    Some of the  family ought to  go.    From  general appearances the war was likely to last for  sd'me time. :  There were letters, dutiful and kindly,  from, Joe to his  father and mother.    To  his brothers , he sent   messages   which  were  received. with   broad   smiles   and  such exclamations as "Who'd 'a' believed,^?" "Joe a soldier!" "Think of Joe  being so far from home!"  After a time he . mentioned skirmishes  and battles  he had   been   in.    Once he  was wounded and wrote from a hospital.  Misname was in  the  newspaper lists.  After seeing his  name in  print, Joe's  family Knew' that he  was  no  longer a  private.    He was mentioned as Lieutenant Joseph Hillis.    There   was a general  pause in  the family  conversation.    Dr.  Hill it*; was the first One to speak.  "Well, who'd V believed it of Joe?"  Th'e mother said, "Since' he  was the  only one that could   be spared, I'm gla.d  he's doing so well." And,the father w6;n-*  dered for a moment.    No One". had said'  that Joe was doing  well ot his wounds.  Then it dawned upon   him  that his wife  meant  their son  was  doing  well to be  promoted.   Shortly Joe was back again  to camp  and  field  life,   and   soon after  'ciuiifi'news of the  battle of the Wilderness"���-news' in   the  public  way, but no  letter from Joe.     , .  V'Probhbiy he's oeen promoted'againV'  's'aicl rnei|cKa'ht Siriidn Hillis, "arid he's!  biisy'getting"fitted with a new uniform."  DY. Hillis laughed, arid narrowly exarh-  ined his polished' fingernails'.'  The fathel- said, "We'll hear from him  in good time, and mind what I say, well  never get any discreditable  news from  Joe.    lies not smart,but he's sound and i  true."  It was a Sunday afternoon, arid all the  Hillis family were at tlie farm. The air  was warm enough to feel like spririgiand  cool enough to make a fire in the old  fireplace pleasant enough, while the outside doors'stbod open.  There was a step on the porch. Mr-  Hillis rose and met at the doOr a man in  soldier blue. His face was pale and thin  and his right arm was in a sling.  "You don't know me?" he said smiling; a'nd then Mi*. Hillis recognized Jim  Smalley. who had none into the army  with Joe.' He was warmly welcomed,  but he respoiicied1 coldly,.'they thought,  and he was very'seridus' fdf'Jim Smalley.  To the rallying of tlie Hillis" brothers he  gave short," sometimes irrelevant, 'answers'. Heboid tliem about his wound,  but added tliat it was not'seridus.  ' Then Jack1'1 said," "Well, I' say, Jim,  isn't our Joe coming-out in fine feathers?  Ydu see. him'oii'c'e arid awhile, even if he  is an officer, d!dri'tydu'?''V.  " Yes, yes^ Tsee'him sometimes:"  "Do you think' h'e^ll.' be : a.'brigadier  ge'heral befdre'lohg?" E'oeri *skeii, laugh-  Orders  shipped to all, parts of the  Country.     Mill at head of  ���  ���Slocan Lake. ���  CERTIFICATE OF MOVEMENTS  United Empire Mineral  Claim.  Situate in the Slocan City Miniiiff Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located:  On Printer Creek, near Enterprise Group  'PAKE NOTICE That 17 R- W. Gordoi,. F. M.  1 C. Xo. 'i'.*>%2X. acting for mvself and co-  owners, intend, sixty days from the dale hereof  to apply to the .Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claiin.  And further take notice that action under  Section 37 must he commenced before the issuance of such certilieate of imporvement  Dated this 2nd (lav of November, 1809.  R. W. GORDON.  W0i^^0k  AND SOO LINE.  Between  Consolidated,  Virginia,   Klk and Speculator MJue'ral Claims.  Postoflice address, Rosebery.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On the  South Fork of Carpenter Creek.  ���"PAKE NOTICE thar I, Arthur S. F.invcll as  1 " agent for Harold Selons, F. Ai C. No. U8U2.  intend 60 days from thedu te hereof to apply to the  Mining Recorder fur a certificate 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 certincate of improvements.  Dated this htli day of September, l��'��l.  Ml-!'!i A. S. FARWELL.  Alice   Fractional,     Spokane    and    Last  Chance No. 4  Mineral  Claims.  ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC  The direct route from  to .-ill points East and West.  Furnishes accommodations  to the traveling* public  equal to any on Sloc.tri  Lake. Comfortable bed's  and tasty meals. The best  brands    of    liquors'  arid ..  cigars on the market.  THOS. LAKE, Prop.  ASLO MOTEL  Family & Commercial.  Situate in the Slocan Alining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: In  Best Basin.  'PAKE NOTICE,That I, HerbortTwigg. agent  1 for JamesiA. AIcDonell, Free Miner's Certificate No. B2fio24, intend, 'to days from the date  hereof, to apply to-rhe Alining Recorder for  Certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown Grant of each ofthe above  claims.   - ; :  And further take notice that a-otion, under  section 37. must, be commenced before the  issuance oi .such certiiicates of Improvements.  Dated this 12th day of October, IS!'!).  oil' HERBERT T. TWIGG.  Mustier 'Fraction Mineral Claiin.  First-Class Sleepers on all trains trom  Revelstoke and Kootenay Ldg.  Tourist Cars pass Medicine Hat daily  for St, Paul; Sundays and Wednesdays for Toronto; Fridays  for Montreal and Boston.  Same cars pass Revelstoke one day  earlier.  Situate in the Slocan Alining Division of AV e^t  Kootenay District. Where located: Adjoining tlie town of Three Forks.  'PAKE NOTICE That I Ernest Harrop. Free  I Aliner's Certificate N<. BUof-'. recorded holder  of a one-half (') undivided in forest, as agent for  Geo. A. Petty." recorded holder of a one-half (A)  undivided interest. Free Aliner's Ccnlficate  B13930, intend sixty days from the date hereof  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certilieate  of improvements, for the purpose of obtain  ing Crow.ii a grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action uiider section.37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 4th day of October. 1899.  oia ERNEST HARROP.  '.-uXXKC-noNR  ��� Revelstoke and.main h'no points.  K:'i.*)k Dly: Iv ��� J>uverC.Sidiua-���ar: Daiiv 15:30X  S.-ir.k ex. Sun: Iv N.Denver Ldg: ar u.x. Sun.l6:10k  HOSSLAND, NKI..SOx'ciiOwVS  NEST   III1AXCII   AND  HOL'XUAUY COUXTKY.  (LflOk ex. Sun: lv N.Denvtr Ldg: arex.Sun 13.30k  TO A.M) FHOJi'PANDON  l.'��.30k dly Iv...,. .Denver C. Sdg ar (liy 8.55k  13 30k ex Sun lv. .N Denver Ldg.ar ex Sun n.SOk  Ascertain rates and full  information   by addressing nearest local agent or���  G..B. GARRETT, AgentNew Denver.  W. F.  Anderson. Trav.  Pass. Agt.. Nelson,  E. J. Coyle, A. G. P. Agt., Vancouver.  SVSTEAI.  L  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Or  never  .so   poor,   that  could not. be made better I  NEWSPAPER  ADVERtHSlKO  Fitted with' every moclern  convenience'. Special 'protection 'against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  ���COCkilE ��Sc PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  Nakusp,  i.s a comlortable hotel for travellers  .  ���   , to stop^ar.  judicious,  pains-taking.  ,��,  and  the ���circulation of  in a  way  neatly  printed,     attractive  BUSINESS  STATIONERY  in  the .ordinary  channels of  "rade   and    correspondence.  ing-  'VNo, I guess not," Smalley answered.  "But 'he's got the title of hero if ever a  maivhad it, and he'll keep it, too. Future histories will mention'hbw'Lieutenant Hillis, when officer after, officer was  'shot down, steadily kept the men under  control, prevented a retreat, and at last  led them, bearing the colors himself,and |  captured the battery that was doing so j'  much harm���"' j  "Then he'll be captain or something j  higher?" Jack exclaimed, eagerly, and j  springing from his chair.  "No, he won't be anything," Smalley ]  said, sadlv.  "Because, Mrs. Hillis, I came to tell!  you���we thought it would be better���and j  I got a furlough���and���I brought Joe |  home with me, and���" i  There   was a sound  of slow   moving j j  wheels at the gate.    The  father,   from  where he sat, looked   through   the open  door.    There was  a  hearse  at the gate,  draped with the stars and stripes.  Later Smalley told them how Joe had |  died of his  wounds  the  night after the I  battle; how he, though wounded himself, j  had been able to minister to others, and  he was with Joe to the last.  "And did  he remember  us?    Did he j  send us any message?" sobbed Mis. Hillis. j  "Yes, he remembered; lie mentioned I  you especially. He said I should tell you j  that he was glad it was himself instead j  of one of tlie other boys; that he was;  sure that he could be .best spared. But !  Joe always was modest." - i  Best spared ! ���" Mrs. Hillis recalled her !  o\yh words.    He'could   t>e sjmry<i at the  time he went away, and the others were  li' it's an increase of business  yoa are after'you can y'et it.  The quickest way about it is  to advertise through the  , columns of Tiie'Lei'Ge'���the  most widely-read paper in  the mining" region. It goes  into  every  home in Slocan  New Denver  Sandon  Mrs. McDougaSd.'  Will find the  Arlington Hotel  a ideasanr place to stomal when in  Slv.��san Gity.  GETHING & HENDERSON. Proprietors  J. M. M. BENEDUM,  ASSAYER  s,  Whitewater  Silocsiiin City  SUverton  All Mining Camp,  in this advanced age it i.s  out of business genr to attempt to carry on any business without suitable printed  stationery. You should be  supplied witli good  quality  Letter Heads  BM3 Heads  Statemeirnts  Note Heads  nemo Heads  Clrciui.lars  BnveJopes  Anythlnjig Wanted  ���  Call or address���  .    ,   THK KEl.'GE,  I". T. LOWERV.  Editor and Financier.  "Legal Tender Mineral Claim  Situate in the Slocan Mining: Division oi West  Kootenay Distiict. Where located: A relocation.of Free Coinage near the Noble Five  Mineral Claim.        ���  "TAKE NOTICE,,That I.Charles S. Ranhdall, of  J. New Denvem; B', 'Ci.:: actingrit-as agent for  James Wilson; fi!eetniine'r*s.certi'i6ateN< 1.81121 A,  James Wilson as administrator ofthe estate ot.E.  0. Pease, deceased, LeiviM ,W ��� T"'>ms, i'l.-ee.iuiiier's  eo.rtificate .B>17(^iai. and /Caleb A: Fieemah, ti-ee  iiunerW.certUic'iitc.Ni-J. 3il2i,7A. iiitcLtd.ftixtv. days  from the date hereof, to ajmly to the Minini;- R'e-  coider for a Certilieate oJ" Imjirovements.: for the  purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claim.      ; ii-   .;���      ... :.,- .��� <.,,���; -.,<-.        ,.,-,.  And further take notice that action, under sec  f;ion 37,, must he,commenced before the issuance  "f such Certincate i.f In'i>rovt'ments.  Dated this 1st day of October, 1899.  CHARLES S. RASHDALL  Lot s"!'0l~Ei('oi-aclo Mineral Claim.  Situate in  the Slocan. Mininp- -Division of West  Kootenay  District.      Where   located:     In  Noble V'. Gulch about one mile east of Sandon. adjoining the MoJlie. > ������,.������  "PAKE. NOTICE" that.a. ������Robert1 E.   Palmer.  L    ,-iKent for Edward Ma lion. F- M: C. No. .'M.'.IT,  Harold Selous.F. M. ��� C. No. OMi-.'. and James  Rae, F. M. C- No.��� ���J-I-'-'iA.. inieud. si.xty days Irom  the date hereof to apidy to the Miniiif--Recorder  for aceriiricaic of imin-iivemeiits for the purpose  of obtaining1 a,Crown  want of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action under fee-  tion 37 must be coiniiieuccd before ihe issuance  of such certilieate ol improvements.  Dated this/itIi dav o! October, lmi.  of, " R. E. PALMER.  NELSON & FORT SHEPPARD CO.  RED MOUNTAIN RY CO.  The all rail and direct route  between   the  Kootenay  ..District and..  All British Columbia Fonts  Pacific Coast Points  Pii��-et tSoimcl Points  Eastern Cana'cla and the  United States,  Connects at, .Spokane with  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY  O. R. R. & NA VIGATION CO.  leaves Nelsoii ^llil  Maps furnished, Tickets sold and information  i?iven by local and connectinf,'- line Ticket agrents  H. A. JACKSON, G-..P. &, T.'A. ���  Suokane, Wash  KOOTENAY     RAILWAY  & NAVIGATION CO.  Best;   Fraction   and    Humphrey  Claims.  Mineral  Minine Division of West  '.���t.      Where  located:  fn  adj-'.cent  to the Ramliler  T  mver  By usiii-? the New Denver envelope in your  correspondence. . Printed with your name in  the return corner, and  sold  by The Ledge at  <'II"KT HUNDRED.  F1FTV   (,'KNTS    each   ad-  Situate in the Sloctti  Kootenay Distri  MeGuii;-an Basin,  ;   and Desr mines.  UKE NOTICE That [. Aiex -sii'roar. :u-ui^ as  tji-ent f'u-the R.-unblcr-Carib'io Mines Ltd.  I-': M. 0. No. H.liiSft.inieiid. sixty days -.roinrhc  date ht'iv(.i!. to aiiplv tnthc .Minii'iir R'-jcorder for  a certilieate ui hn|i|-nvemeuis. fur i!n: purpose of  'ditainiii^-. a cruwn   irrant ot. rhe above claim.  And further take untice thai action under Sue.  -'iniusi be commenced before the issuance ���������'. such  certificate of impnu-eiiietliS.  Dated this i'7rh d.ai i.i) '.September. IS! 41.  T.i'ncon  *tliner:il   f'laim.  ituate iii the Ar.-.ou- Lake .Mining-, Division ol  . West Ko.it.'!iay District.' .Where located:  ���'" mi Liui--.ui Oulcli, north of Cariboo creek.  UKE NOTICE.. That .1.- Gc.orf.-e Alexandei-.  Free Miners' Certirieate No. 74:; ���>. actimr for  uiy.��i;lf. an Leo-owners., intend, sixrv 'days from)  the date hei'i.'ot. to anply lo the .Minine Recorder  for a Certit'cnte of Impr-ivcmciits, for the pur-  p-jf-e "f obttiiiiin.c; :i Cruwn Grant, nl the above  claim  And further take notice that  action under section 37.must, he commenced  before rhe i-'suaiice  of such certificate of improvement's:,.1  Dated this l/ith day of September, isnti.  si'l 'cF.Ciltc.K ALEXANDER.  Operating Kaslo. & Slocan Knilway,  International  Navie-ation ct  Trading'  Company.  KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY.  Schedule of Time.     Pacific'Standard  ���Time-  Passenger   train for Sandon    and  way .stations leaves  Kaslo. at 8:00 a  m. daily,   returning-,   leaves Sandon  at-l-lo  ].   m.,   arriving- at    -islo at  ?J:55 p. in.  T:  Helena .Miiieral Claim.  'PAKE  NOTICE T  I   miner's cerii ��� n  litional hundrcc  WANTED!  2 500 Miners  To  the  work  Metal  erous Mines of British ('. Iiimbiu.  iiiir prices pej- day nf eiirh* hours-  Hand Drillers   Machine Men   Miners in shafts   Carmen.   Shovellers   Laborers   I'laeksmiths   Timbermen   Apply to���  THE SILVER-LEAD MINES ASSOCIATION.  Saiiibui   Pi-jtish Coin mbi.-i.  at    be follow-  .. ..-���.l.oo  ...  'ii.nd  . . ?,.h(l to.*l.(��i  . .  2.h() to   .'l.oo  ... 2.H.)  . . ���   i'.'lO  ... 3.no to i.oo  .. :i.;Vi to   l.oo  Situate in the Sloean Minint: Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On  Wakefield Mountain.  riuu I. ('has. E. Hope, free  ���ate. Ni". 7!m;.'A . intend, sixty  lays from '.he l;,ie hereof to. .apply ro the  ^Iniinjj I'ecnnl.n :'or certiticatcs of improvements for 11 urp'Se uf obt.iiuiny: a Crnwn  ���rrant of the above claim.  And lurtlii-r i.'d'e -mticc thar .icrion under section ."17 imisi be coiniueii'-ed before the issuance  of such certiticiiteof improvements.  Dited this i'!Mi d.i\ "! A uirusi . ISii'.i  a.'ll CHAS. E. ii'H'K.  liolileii  Crown   Mineral   Claiin.  Situated ii- ihe >lociii: City Minint; Division of  West Kooti.-nay District.     Where located:  On Spriii-rcr Creel;.  ;il,,i :   three  mile-from  Slocan City  'PAKE NOTICE That   I.  Chas.   E.   Hope, free  i:   miner's certificate N'o. 7!''t-*A. intend. Ho da vs  from tlie date  hereof,  ro apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements for  the purpose of obtaining a <;rowu irran* ���>( flic  above claim.  And further take notice  thai action under section 37 must he commenced  before the issuance  of such certiticate of improvements.  Dated this ->ith dav of Amrust. iS'.m.  a-;i * 'i; \--  !���:. hope.  F. L. CHRISTIE, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  SOLICITOR, Etc. ,,  N'0TARY; PViitiC.  Every Friday a! .Silverton. SANDON. 1". C  DR. MILLOY,  TIST  RORSLAND.  *)��������f����#��������$����fi  INTERNATIONAL   NAVIGA1T0N  ci TRADING  CO.,   operating on  Kootenay Lake and River.  S.  S. INTERNATIONAL.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson at '3:00 a.  in., daily except. Sunday. Returning"  leaves Nelsun ,-tt 4,-oO p. m.. calling"  at Balfour, Pilot Bav. Ainsworth and  all way points.  Connections with S. F. & N. train  to and from Spokane at Five Mile  Point; also with str. Alberta to and  from Bonner's Ferry, Idaho.  S.  S. ALUERTA.  Le-ives Nelson for Bonner's F>. rry,  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays  at 7 a.m., connecting with steamer  Internatiomil from Kaslo atPilotBay.  Retur ling- leaves Bonner's Ferry at  7:00 a. m., Wednesdays, Fridays  and Sundays, connecting*' with str.  International lor Kaslo, Lardo and  Argenta. Direct connections made at  Bonner's Ferry with Great Northern  Railway for all points east and west.  LARDO-DUNCAN   DIVISION.  Steamer International leaves Kaslo  for Lardo and Argenta at S.--I5 p. m.  Wednesdays and Fridays. Steamer  Alberta leaves Kaslo fur Lardo and  Argenta at 8 p.m. Sundays.  Steamers call at principal landings  in both directions, and at other points  whei*. signalled.  i elects -sol i to all point ; Ca ada  and the United Statas. o ascertain  rates and full information,  address���  Robert Irving, Manager.  S. Campbell, Kaslo, B. C.  Freight and Ticket Agt.,   Sandon.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  To and from European  points via Canadian  and American lines.     Apply   for sailing- dates  rates, tickets and  full  information  to any C.  Ry a.cent or���  t*. B. GARRETT.  C. I*. R. Aj-ent. New Denver.  W. 1'. F. Cummings. '".. S. S. Airt., Winnipeg.  D  R. A.S. MARSHALL.  Dentist.  ���   Kaslo, B C  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago  mmmmimaimmimBmmiiiimiiaB&Bm THE LEDG-E, NEW DENVER, B.C., NOVEMBER 2,  1899.  Seventh Yeae.  MINING   RECORDS  L'he following is a complete list of the  mining transactions recorded curing the  .week in the.several mining divisions of  the Slocan.    Those of New Denve- were  as follows:���  LOCATIONS.  Oct 27���Elsev, Vancouver cr, W J  Barker. Link fr. Silver mt, l-t Johnston.  Patterson fr, nr Three Forks, S Fisher,  J A Colitis, J B Fisher.  2S���Shylock, Silver mt,  R Thompson.  '30���Black Jim, Payne mt, C Garrity,  B B Hill. "Seaton ff. nr Sandon, FS  Clements. Bluff, n fk Carpenter cr, S  Thomas. Independence, n fk Carpenter  cr, F Swannell. Rockland fr, Four Mile  cr, A McDonald. Benbow fr, Four Mile  cr, J A Lavoine.  ASSESSMENTS.  Oct 25���Siinnyside fr, 3 years. 2(5 ���  Franklin   fr,   Red   Mountain   fr. 27���  Frank F.     30���Geneso,   Babv   fr, Raw  Hide.    31���Legal fr.  TRANSFERS.  Oct 21���White Horse,\ Black Horse.  Fedora. 1-9 each. C Anderson to J T  Richards, Sept .15. Same, 1-9 each, G  Faiebairn to P Rome, Sept 15.  SLOGAN    CITV    III VISION.  LOCATIONS.  -Louisville,  reloc Cuba, J E  May eta, reloc Porto Rico, W  Oct 12  Skinner.  Kerr.  13���Sailor V'oy, reloc Mog-iel, John T  Smith and J L Souter. Aurora,reloc of  Alena Ha/.el, D McPherson. Heather  Rid-j-e, bet Brindle and Printer creeks,  A McWhirter. Dingle, Printer creek,  J H Currie.  ,   14���Nile, reloc Blake, J E Tattersall.  hi���Exchaug-e, reloc of Exchange, H  L Fife. Rock of Ages, 2nd n f Lemon,  TLake.  17���Silver Bear,reloc Carrie Fraction,  J Anderson.  18���Rex, reloc of Great Divide, J T  Beauchesne. Zella, reioc Wizard, 0  McMillan. Silver Tip, Twelve Mile cr,  R VV Thompson. Mount de Mar, near  Slocan City, I Robinson.  20���White Pine, Ten Mile ck, Robert  McFarlane. Lakeview, same, J Malley.  24���Commentator���near Slocan City,  R Bradshaw.  25���Star of India, same, B Griffith.  26���J R C, reloc Midnight, J Smith.  ASSESSMENTS.  Oct 10���rEnterprise Fraction, Nix  Fraction. 12���Rosebery. 16���Manmark  for two years. 17���Para. 18���Clyde.  2<>���Midnight, 23���Black Fraction'and  So'udan Fraction. 24���Seattle,Marjory,  Iowa, Olvmnia, Chapleau Fraction No  2.   26���Susan G.   27���Transfer.  TRANSFERS.  Oct 10���Weymouth l��, C E Smither-  ing-ale to H Nelson.  11���Maggie i, R Kurtzhals to J A  Taylor. V & M, Get There Eli, FL C,  Reno and Accidental, 19-20 each, C W  Harring*ton to W E Gomm; S2,000.  12���McKinnon 4-5, A J Gillis to R R  Bruce. Mojde 1-5, R R Bruce to John  McKinnon.  13���Enterprise Fraction, London &  B. C. Goldrields, Ltd, to the Enterprise  Mines, Ltd.  S*LOCA>T    ORE    SHIPMEXTS.  Total shipped July 1 to Dec. 31, 189S,  17,994 tons. January 1st, 1899, to  Oct. 28:  Week Total  p-jiyue - 5,437  LastChanee  '���"^���'���'>  Slocan Star '  548  Sapphire  S3  Coin    ' IS  Ajax   <U  Sovereign  20  Reco...'  ISO  Ivanhoe  H!"  Treasure Vault        , H-  Red Fox-  1-1  Trade Dollar  **  Liberty Hill ',  3  MadL--on  ��� lo  Wonderful. '���'  -8  American Boj- ; ���. ��� ���**���  Idaho Mines.  ��������� R*i  Queen Bess  1-4-41  Wild Goose    1*>  Monitor....  2(50  Whitewater  2.300  .Jackson....      fi5. 702  Hillside  1  Bell  '"0  Wellington - ���   11  Antoine ������ <JS<.i  Rambler  *<"l  Dardanelles...  100  Great Western :  48  Bosun      20 580  Marion     . 20  Capella  '"  Fidelity.'.  3  Vancouver  320  Wakefield    , 580  Emily Edith....  '������'��  Comstock  120  Noonday  520  Enterprise     71(>  Tamarac      20  Black Prince...  35  Chapleau.  15  Total tons...        85 18.8X8  .Canadian Inventors.  There  Are Others.  Lysander John Appleton spends his  evenings huddled over tne dining- room  fire, ani he sleeps in a cold bedroom  because he can't afford to burn any  more, wood- In the parlor of the Apple,  ton house, however, a bright, cheery  lire burns every evening*, and young  men find it so comfortable that they  make it their loafing place all through  the winter. The Appleton .-girls pile  the fuel on with a generous hand, and  though Lysander John grumbles, it has  no effect. The young squirts who call  are nothing to him; they would make  poor husbands if his daughters married  them, and Lysander John can't afford  the fuel and gas, but Mrs. Lysander  John Appleton says these rights are  "due" the girls. If there is anything  "due" the father, he will have to go to  !ieaven to get it.  Wholesale  BUTTER  EGGS  CHEESE  GREEN FRUITS  CURED MEATS  VEGETABLES  ^*WW&'%&W%/%,-  The tea kettle sings when it is merely  full of boiling water: but man, proud  man, is no tea kettle.  IS���Mount de  TLake,  Mar "4, 1 Robinson to  POWER OP ATTORNEY.  Oct 13���London & B. C. Goldfields,  Ltd, to J R Robertson.  OPTIONS.  Oct 17���Black Hawk and Daisy, Jas  M Roe and Duncan Graham to Rene  Laudi, for S7,000.  AINSWORTH   DIVISION.  Below will be found a list ot patents  recently granted by the Canadian government through Messrs. Marion &  Marion' solicitors of patents, New York  Life building, Montreal:���63,160, D.  Tait, Deseronto, Out., boat propelling  mechanism; 64,091, J. B. Avon, Montreal, surrounding* car fender; 64,095, J.  A. Whaley, Carberry. Man., butter cutter; 64,135, Dorilla Harvey, St. Andre  de Kamouraska, shoe; 64,153, Joseph  Rousseau, Thetford Mine, harness attachment; 64,112, J. B. Lavoie, Montreal, device for attaching the rocker to  chairs; 64,160, Albert Turner,Falmouth,  N. S., combination tool; 64,170, Robert  Irving, Cor whin, Ont., fastening for  stall chains; 64,1S6, Albert St. Martin  and L. F. Mallette, Montreal, tip for  shoes; 64,199, Ernest Geoffrion and C E  Belanger, Montreal, voting machine;  64,345, Jos. Gravel, Montreal, car fender.  Pure confectionery of manv kinds at  Nesbitt's.  New Denver  Transportation  & Light Co.  PALMA ANGRIGNON,  PROPRIETOR.  General Draying: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.  Saddle Horses and Pack Animals.  Feed Stables at New Denver.  Crackers of many kinds at Williams'.  Florida crackers are not kept in stock  in this well-known store.  When a man gets mixed up with a  wasp's nest in the garret, he thinks regardless of language;.  Shipptrs of the  Early Breakfast  Brand of Bacon.  Full, stocks  Nelson   and  carried at  Rossiand.  Mail orders solicited.  LOCATIONS.  Sept 29���Black Hawk, Duncan river,  E Barron.  30���Dominion Bell, same, A Forsyth.  Oct 4���Paystreak, Meadow cree.lt, A  Erickson. Boston, same, N McDonald.  Bell, same, R McDonald, Rockford,  Woodbury cr, J Westby. Two Friends,  Black Prince and Iron' Horse, same, 0  J Johnson. UNI, same, A D Westby.  Alberta, Fry river, A Contin. La  Chewre, same, J Asselin.  5���North Star, Hamill cr. T B John  ston. May Queen, same, A Johnston,  Sutherland, Tamarac and Florence, on  Lake cr, J M Anderson. Liverpool,  Hall cr, J D Carlyle.  7���Jane, Lake cr, J M Anderson.  Transvaal, Houser cr, J S Simpson.  9���Hiding Bov, Woodbury cr, M  Oledo,  10���Celtic and Aztec, same, J C  Gwillim. Silver Cord, same, by W B  George. Victor, Kaslo cr, J A Carter.  Olympia, Kemp cr, N M Watnee.  11���Alexander, north of Ainsworth,  H Cody. Prince and Spruce fractions,  same, D F Strobeck. Gentle Annie,  Bear cr, W R Howe. Wild West, same,  J E Ward. Pend d'Oreille, Sawyer cr,  J D Cook. Crescent, Canyon cr, same.  Sonoma, same, T F Adams, Philomene,  Kaslo cr, li Laudi.  13���Cameronian,  Bear Lake, R Mitchell.    Blue Berry, Woodbury cr, Wm  English.  16���Wormland, same, C Nelson. I  17���Combine Fraction, Hot Springs j  camp. D V Strobeck. Green Field,Fry I  cr, \V White. Grey Copper, same, Mrs j  A Carney. Grand" View, same, C II i  Stanlev. ' Kanuck, Spring cr. W J  Walsh".  ASSKSSMKNTS.  Oct 10���������Corleone, Zephyr,Tumbafour,  Cliculntii and Evanston for three years.  ].l��� iilson, lied Rock for two years,  Golilen Nugget, Byran. 12���Ballina,  Alma. 1.:-"���Oody Fraction. Hi���Giant,  United Fraction     17���Emerald, B A.  JOHN WILLIAMS  Dealer in  IMPORTED  AXD DOMESTIC CIGARS  ANDTOBACCOES,  PIPES, &C.  Van Camp'Lunch Goods,   Confectionery and Fruit.  BATHS IN CONNECTION.  Newmarket Block.        New Denver  H. D. CURTIS,  Notary Public.  Mines;   Real  Estate;   Insurance;  accountant.  Abstracts' of Title Furnished,  SLOCAN CITY, B. C.  \v  S. Drewry  Kaslo. B.C  H. T.Twigo  New Denver, B.C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  rtSTRashdall & Fauquier, Agents.  J-JOWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S MV London. En.Lr  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  "ro|��irtie-��   examined    :ind   reported on  for  in  tending- purchasers.  A'-say  office and Chemical   Laboratory. Bellevue ave. New Denver, B C.  Fall  Underwear  Something- t''at will keep  you warm and free from  cold, at prices lower than  ever offered before���at  HOBEN'S general store.  For Groceries ��� fresh,  clean, the best put up,  ���you will get the best  service at HOBEN'S.  Supplies for the hills, the  cabin, boarding house,  hotel and home, you  will find complete in all  lines, at reduced prices  AT HOBEN'S  Mail orders.  New Denver, B. C.  The 8=hour  Has been on shift in the  Slocan for many weeks,  but it has not injured the  quality of the beverages  in the Ivanhoe atSandon. Nearly everything is new around this  old-time tavern except  the whiskey and the  landlord.  DickOrando,  for further information.  J. K. CLARK,  MINES  and MINING  Reports, Examinations and Management.  NEW DENVER,   -   B.C.  E B. Dunlop  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  Children's Hair Cutting a Specially.  SLOCAN   CITY, - - B. C.  California  Wine CoM  - NELSON, B.C.  Wholesale  Dealers \n^^&��  Choice Wines  Fragrant  Cigars.  Write for PMces.  Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenay  Fall  and  Winter  Suitings  o my  Patrons  in the Slocan  ���9 '%X%>'%/WWV%,  <%rW%/%/\*  ioys,  my  Over=  coatings  will just  suit you.  Prices low  I have opened my Tailoring establishment in  Nelson and ani prepared  to fill all orders with neat-  4 ness and dispatch. Most  �� stylish Suitings and work-<  manship guaranteed.  When in Nelson call and <  inspect stock, or write me'  and I will call on you with [  sample y of goods in my  trip through the SlocanV  which I contemplate mak-'  ing in a short time.  Hoping to   be favored1  with your orders, I am���  Yours truly,  E. J. Robie  'The Tailor.    JM*���, u.u  >Hr<^XV*X%X*,  *rt  ���m fffffffffffffffffffffwffffffff  and  itch & Co  NELSON. B.C.  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Ao-ents for B. C. Sugar Refinery'and Royal  City Planing Mills."  CANADA DRUG & BOOK CO.,  Jobbers and Retail Dealers'in  DRUGS,  WALL PAPER,  STATIONERY,  MUSICAL GOODS.  NELSON, B. C.  5 WAOOS BROS 1  6 PHOTOGRAPHERS 4  4 VANCOUVER and NELSON,  B.C. 4  4^<%sbxbw&%xvwt/*^4&'&Td  Brewers of Fine Lager Beer and Porter���the best in the land.    Correspond-  solicited.    Address���  R. REISTERER & CO., Nelson, B.C.  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.  NELSON.  Carrv a complete stock of  FURNITURE  and solicit orders from any part of the province.     Write for prices.  NOTICE.  C  HAS. E. 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