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 Volume VII.   No   1.  NEW DENVER, B. C. OCTOBER 5. 1890  Price, $2 00 Year  S3  SLOGAN GAMP NEW;  Ol'NCAN     CITY     N'OTl'-.S.  MiffS    XITIJGKTS    I'ltOM    DAWSON.  LOCAL    CHIT-CHAT.  Hill Bros, are busy delivering" lumber  for the. Wakefield Mines.  Johnny Millard has the morning"shift  in a Grand Forks restaurant.  J. M. M. Benedum, accompanied by  his bride, has returned from West Virginia.  J. Iv. Clark intends' procuring" a residence and bringing" his family to New  Denver.  Seivices in the Methodist church next  Sunday, morning and evening. Rev. A.  E. Roberts, pastor.  Mrs. Alex Sproat and children have  nrrived at Alderson, I. T., where they  will spend the winter.  Charley Haller is foreman at thej  Hartney. He was once a shift-boss in j  the Le Roi at Rossland.  A. E. Fauquier will attend the Liberal-Conservative convention at New  Westminster this week.  There is no "Mine Owners' Association" in the Slocan. "The Silver-Lead  'Mines Association" is the proper name.  Mark Man ley has gone to Boston for a  short time. Ashe has not been East  for 20 years his folks will hardly know  his beeming countenance.  Dixie Husband has purchased the  Headquarters hotel in Rossland; and  Avill no doubt do a large business, as he  is well known and popular.  J. Q. McKinnon, formerly half owner  in the Enterprise and well known here,  was married recently in Revelstoke to  Miss C. Walker. Ferguson isthehome  of the newly wedded couple.  A Court of Revision will be held at  Kaslo on Nov. 6th for the purpose of  hearing and determining any and all objections against the retention of any  names on the register of voters for the  Slocan riding.  The milk-shake is still holding the refrigerator at Williams' store. It seldom  comes out these cool, moist days, but  call out its name, throw down a bit and  it will appear liefore you in all its delicious and cooling sweetness.  I  SLOCAN     HHNKKAL    FLOAT.  The Bosun ships 20 tons of ore this  week.  Tom Loniga.ii is developing the  Happy Delivery on. Silver mountain.  Prospective buyers will take a look at  the Lost Tiger, near New Denver this  week..  The force at the Payne has been laid  off, only a few men being retained on  surface work.  Six more men were put on the Queen  Bess this week. The force now numbers  between 35 and 40.  Several carpenters from Nelson and  New Denver are working on the Wakefield concentrator.  The tunnel on the Corncraeker, one  of the Fidelity group of 'Claims, near  New Denver, is in over 150 feet.  The road from the Emily Edith to the  Four Mile creek road has been completed by the contractor, W.C. E.Koch  "The Noonday Curley Mines, Ltd." is  the style of incorporation of tlie rich  Slocan property. Its capital stock is  $1,000,000.  The Northwest Syndicate has five  men doing work on the Lakeview and  Fidelity claims, but none working underground on the Bosun.  . Conslable Young has  been relieved uf j     Measures sire being taken to procure  looking after the towns  of  .Argenta and ! ih'(' insurance for Dawson.  Lnrdo, and is  how  wholly  given   up to!     At the last dog pound  salts   12  (logs  keeping this   place   within   the bonds' cf i weru sold at from 85 to 850 each,  pf.ace. j    'There are about  500  head  of horses  Beautiful  weather  is now  the order, j being'used for packing from Dawson to  and for some time   we  have   more than j the mining creeks.  enjoyed it owing to the dull cold weather j     Fr.-mk Simons will come,  out this fall  that existed during all  of August, and j wjtb $20,000 to the good,   the proceeds  from his season's theatrical business.  Street and. house numbers are being  COMPANY    OF KICKS.  New Denver is certainly destined to be  the business centre of the Slocan Lake  district. Being the government seat,  and having the strongest banking institution in the land aud the only one on  the lake, together with its many natural  advantages as a place of residence, and  its close proximity to the surrounding  mines, it is better situated than any  camp in.the Slocan to be made the headquarters for the companies operating in  this district. In addition to the several  mining companies' offices already established here, the companies operating the  Champion and Jeanette properties on  Wilson creek, and the Hsi-'sney on Silver  mountain, have opened an office in New  Denver this week.  SCHOOL     UK PORT.  THE.    CALJlFOKNIA.  A. Fowler and Fred Hart have received a contract for work on the California and Clipper. New Denver's long-  developed Silver mountain property.  The upraise from the tunnel on the  California is to be continued, and a tunnel on the Clipper will be driven to tap  the California ledge on that property-  The men went up the hill on Monday  ancl work will be.prosecuted all winter.  Nine men are employed and the force  will be increased as speedily as possible  Fifteen cases of powder and 2,500 feet  of fuse will go up the hill this week  with the first order of supplies placed  with local merchants  CAPITAL NOT AFUAII).  The following is the standing obtained  by the'pupils attending the New Denver  Public School for the month of September, 1809:  5th class���Bert. Perkins, Oma Young,  W. I). Thompson, J. A. Irwin. \V. F.  Clark.  Vallance,   C M Nes-  -W.  i. Irwin, H. Delaney.  Irwin,   C. Vallance,  II.  II.  Dingman,   M. Clement,   Ed.  Delaney,   Lolo  ���1th class-  bit!,.  3d class���C.  L. Gibbs, E. G  Baker,   1  Martin.  2nd   class���Kathleen  Koch, Gracie Baker.  Part II, Primer���E. Taylor, Jessie  Cropp, Maudie Nesbitt, Ethel Gibbs,  Marion Mclnnis, H. Nelson.  Part I, Primer���Gracie Sutherland,  Willie Nesbitt, Berneice Baker, Arlie  Williams, Gracie Williams, Willie Clever,  Vera Cropp.  J. Irwin, Teacher.  In time of peace prepare for war; the  honeymoon cant't last forever.  Williams has a line of confectionery  that needs only a test to be appreciated.  Much has been heard about how capital has been turned away from this section of British Col urn ma by the inauguration of the eight-hour law. That capital has been withheld from investment  pending the adjustment of the labor  question there is no doubt, but it has  not been turned away, and with the resumption of work on the big Slocan  shipping properties there is no doubt  that the influx of capital will come to  snap up the many developing prospects  that promise such rich returns. The  following from the Nelson Tribune tends  to prove this:  "K. Mansfield, who formerly was consulting engineer for   the   Fxcelsior Gold  -Mines, Ltd���the  French uo-mpanv oper- j  a ting the  Joker   mine���lias   ivtiu ned to '  Nelson from Furope.      He   is   now   rep,-'  resenting a London syndicatewith many!  thousands oi* dollars   capital ��� which it is I  intended to invest   in   gold-copper [,,���,,),.  ertii-s in British Columbia.     Mr.   Mansfield s.iy.v thai, ihe confidence in London  mining   circles    in     British     Columbia  mines has been steadily increasing.   The  nonsense which  had   been   publish,.,] jn  some of the mining reviews   and   papers  printed in London, about the ei^ht-hour  legislation need not  lie   regarded  as the  view of London mining men.     It   was a  well-known   fact   in    London    that   the:  eight-hour dav   in   mines   was bound to j  come, as in Australia and New Zealand. I  Some people in the old country thought'  that miners' wages ought to come down, J  but they did not realize   the  expense of'  living in this province.      In his opinion,  wages would,   with   prices,  fall  as  the  country was further developed."  Williams has blood-red peaches and  juicy pears that can be bought for a  small amount of collateral.  Love in a cottage sounds very pretty,  but coal in the cellar has a more practical ring to it.  Motor milk vans are being used in  England.  part of the preceeding month  Joe Howson will likely lie the first  party to erect a frame building as an  hotel, oil the corner of Sandon and Lon.  don streets. It will be a good-sized  house and will be in a very fine position.  Wm. Simpson, of the firm of Simpson  Bros., has been gazetted a J. P., and had  his first opportunity to. dispense justice  last week when, in his quiet way ��� he  gave Jack Price a hint as to keeping the  peace by tineing him $15 and costs.  W. E. Bradshaw, of the firm of Brad-  shaw Bros., Kaslo, has been appointed,  postmaster here. Jas. M. Patterson,  druggist, late of Whitewater, has been  appointed assistant, and agent for the  Bradshaw Bros. here. He reports business good and rapidly on tlie increase.  Townsite Agent Anderson, agent for  the K. tt S., reports business as looking  decidedly better in the sale of town'lois  and ranching blocks. Many of our [citizens are in here to stay and intend to  take lin ranching land, of which there is  an abundance in close proximity.-! to  the town.  The saw mill owned and operated by  the 'Buchanan Mill Co. is very busy.  Miit'fv buildings, business? and residential,  will be put up here this fall ar.d'.the mill  will nei-e.-earily be run steadily. Besides  the de.mund in f'uncan City they are  contractors for. the work on the K. .Jc S.  and C. P. R.  Quite a number of miners, from the  Slocan are hero prospecting and doing  assessment work. A few are now going  out, anticipating the Slocan mines to  open soon. Others will stay until sure  uf this being the case, then they will go  to return next season, when we expect  to have a few shipping mines of our own  which will give them emplovment.  .Many prospectors are now coming in  from the higher ranges and nearly all  report success in some' degree. Much  traveling is on between here and Ferguson, Trout Lake and other points. A  fairly good wagon road lies most of the  way. Jack Carmichael, formerly of  Fernie and Brooklyn, has a hotel on this  road which he calls the Twelve Mile  House.   He reports business satisfactory.  F. Harper u-as down the other day  from his claims on T creek, off llouser  creek. These claims number five and  are directly opposite to the group owned  by B. Toomey of Kaslo.    The samples of  put on   street corners and   buildings  and a citv directory is soon to follow.  Hold-ups are of nightly occurrence  and/the police of Dawson seem to be  unable to do anything to check the  business.  A deposit of steel galena ore has been  discovered close to Dawson The  exact location or extent ,of the deposit  lias not been made public.  Glacier creek, a tributary of Sixty  Mile and reached by trail across from  DavvsonY is receiving some attention,  ��ood pay has been located.  A/barber got 10 cents worth of gold  dust.from the hair on the head of a customer the other day. It was not deducted from his regular price for a hair  cut. v  Oranges are from SI to 81 a dozen in  Dawson; eggs,8L: fresh vegetables, 35c  to 50c per pound: tomatoes, 81 a pound;  hay and oats, 15c and 25c a pound; fresh  meats, 40c to 81 a pound; milk, SI a  quart; lumber, rough, 885: dressed, SI25  and Sloo per thousand.  Br.rtlett Bros., the old Slocan packers,  0 IN BOUNDARY GAMPS  <c  1-Sy tin-''Editor']  It is not far from New  Denver to the  Boundary country.     The construction  company of-the C. & AV. It. are operating   passenger   trains   between   West  Robson and Grand Forks, a distance, of  71 miles.    The run takes from five to  10 hours,  according to  the amount of  work  along the line.     I   left  Robson  about   10 a.   in.   and   reached Grand  Forks at 5 p.  m., nearly starved as I  could not get  anything to   eat along  this route.     Travelers should pack  a  lunch and be their own restaurant. The  road-bed is i-n'e of the best in America.  It is principally rock  bottom and more  than a yard wide.    Several long- and  high   bridges     are  to   be    seen    occasionally.    The one over  Porcupine  creek is 1S5 feet high.    From Robson to  near Bull Dog mountain  the scenery is  a lunch for any lover of the grand and  beautiful. A tunnel that will be 3,000  feet long- is being drilled through Bull  Dog mountain. In order to get past it  train climbs over the hill by a series of  switchbacks, much after the fashion of  climbing a corkscrew.  Approaching Cascade City we could  see the blue waters of Christiana lake.  Crossing the Kettle river the train  stopped at Cascade. This town has a  beautiful situation, but the roar of commerce has pinched within its confines to  a whisper.    In the crowd at the station  are working 90 mules ^ih'their different I'1 noticed W. Beach Wilcox.    His coun  ore which lie   ii  liowing  are dec  idedly  line appea-'ing. carrying a good percent-.  age of copper, besides being rich in other  minerals.. Mr. Harper, 'who is an old  Co-iir d'Alener. speaks very highly of  this part ol" the country, and is enthusiastic over the group lie has located.  Idaho people are backing him in the  project.  J'il-i'  :K   Ko^sliuul.  tenance. had a sanctified tint, while his  smile denoted that peculiar pathos  which emanates from a printer when he  sees the live ad cut down iu its prime  by the cold and indifferent hand of hard  times Cascade City has a future but  no present. From this spot to Grand  Forks the train rolls through pastoral  scenery. It is in a valley and ranches  are numerous. From the car window I  could see animals that much resemble  the creatures that roam around the  Lucerne of America during the night  in search of my'water barrel. The railroad lies between the rival towns of  Grand Forks and Columbia, and has its  station in the outer fringe, of the latter  burg.  The ground is level around these  towns, and after a few attempts \ found  that I could walk on it. I strolled  through Columbia in search of a remedy  The state of California has produced J for starvation. Meeting a distant rela-  from her placer, drift, hydraulic and Live of the Ananias family I was in-  quartz mines within the past fifty years, j formed that no grub could be located in  from 1S18 to 1S08 inclusive, the enorm-j that town until a certain hour. A urinous sum of $L3f*9.-192,377 in gold. In j ute later I noticed a sign which stated  18,18 the yield was 8245,301. For thej that if I wanted coffee like my ma made  four succeeding years the increase in I t0 conKJ ]n .-inci g.ot jt. j walked in and  production of the precious metal in thej found a country restaurant in full blast,  state astonished the world. The gold j The boss was chewing tobacco iu a very  output in 1,849 amounted to 810,151,300. j fluent and artistic manner. He set up  in 1850 to 841,273,100, in 1851 to 875.-j a few lines for me of meat, bread and  938 232, and in 1852 to 881,291,700, and j potatoes along with a bowl ol" the coffee  the.quart/; mines of the states which are J he was bragging' about on the outer  now pouring out millions annually i wa||. After i had drank it I knew that  were  not  yet   opened.     Though   thej Ananias  had   more  than  one  relative  pack trains out. of Dawson, with more  business than they can attend to. This  firm have now contracted 820,000 in  freighting to Gold Run .alone, while  810,000 will hardly cover their contracted work to the different creeks.  ..Twelve months ago the streets iu  Dawson were nearly impassible for  mud, while today there are miles of  good dry roads over which teaming and  hauling' is being done without difficulty.  Bridges have been and are being built  over the slough and slabs and sawdust  is laid over the heretofore mud-bogs,  making a first-class road Dawson is  no longer a swamp but a city as is testified by the many handsome and substantial buildings erected during the  past summer.  OACii'FORXIA'S    GOLD    VlIiLJ).  yearly  outputgradually decreased after, ,\0\u  j that the yield never fell below P 10,000,-:' could beat this  ! nob until  l-si)";.',   when  the  returns from ; jn���. coffee.  business in that town      My  ma  enius all   hollow mak-  Uosslnud had ;i 85.'.hi.'lire ci; Sept. ���-*���'.  It    started    just    below    the    Nickel  l'late lisit. south of the.  Second avenue  brid'.re.    A strong' wind was blowing- sit ! ,  ! he time   and   a   general   conflagration!]  ! was threatened.    I'l-ossipi  action on ilu  part of the lire brigade   ami   ;i plentiful; ,  .supply of   water, however.'averted  tin '  disaster     Nine buildings \vci\' de-rrov  ed in all.  5' i  the .-nines amounted to83S,ss51.,l'is The  decline continued, however, with a few  exceptionally good  years,   until in J .SO;,  I l . .  { the gold production   fell   to 812,122,811.  ��� Since the rirli ieil-.-.'e.s   along- the Mother;  Irs ve ;'!"-i!  adding  their oiiota !o  !!iii,-i! yield the   yearly output has ;  rrad'saliy increasing', though, ow-;  annual drought   for the past 'two I  old ->>-iKitK-i.iim lias laden o  !ii  I->rr\l   in   J.:ii'<!i>:iii.  lucago  syndicate   has  a well-known Lar-  Towser     it is  ihe <  Ol!'  the a  seen  ing' t  years, tin  slightly.  ^     The prospects  for  the.  present  year  j are very encouniging.   and   it   is prob-  ju-S   (.said ; aide that the 82o.in.iu,i)ii!i  mark   will bis  passed in lb'99.    There is more activity  in mining in Californin at present than  h  A   ���  8-!i),oo'�� in   cash   I'm  dcau   property, tin  next location \o the  famous Silver Cup ; ,'���,��� 1;1any years.      Investors   have   d,s-  mtne.    Ihe sellers  were   I.). Ferguson, j r0V(.ml that <,,,���,,  ,���;���;������.  is proiii;t,,,,  of! in this state, and capital is pouring in to  ! and he is now able to get money on his  cheque and tickle his appetite with the.  tizzy Collins. He has a son, Earl, who  is about to tamper with a habit that has  brought ruin and desolation upon many  a happy and prosperous- family. Earl  willstart a daily paper this week.  Grand Forks should  be proud of the  Yale hotel.    It is modern and metropolitan in its appointments, with a rotunda  that is well defined.   Within its walls I  met W, A. Harkin, formerly city editor  of the Montreal Star,  who introduced  me to Mayor Mauley, J. A. Smith, and  many others of local and general prominence.    When my incog lost itself I  received an ovation, a dozen lemonades  and a score of cigars.     The people all  crowded around me eager to see a man  who had published a paper for so many  years in New Denver  without losing  the pink flush on his face or the rotundity of his general appearance.     I almost ft-.It as though  I had   been  with  Dewey.   1' met Doc Manly.     Doc is in  the sixth deeade of his natural career  and has a chute of poker stories that are  decidedly    interesting.      Commodore  Biden is one of the most interesting personages in the town.     He spent many  years in Texas and still has a yearning  for that great state.     His conversation  on any subject is entertaining and dull  moments'cannot answer to the roll call  when   the   Commodore    is    on   deck.  Grand Forks is a  live town, ancl its  pushers intend to make it a smelter and  commercial   point   for   the   Boundary  country.   A smelter is in course of erection, and if signs do not fail it will always be a prosperous community.    Tt is  a wide-open town and as 1  retired for  the night I could hear the whirr of the  roulette ball, and the conglomeration of  sounds that   come   from   an audience,  around a horse poker or   black jack  game.   The  maidens in  red are also  much in evidence  with   their stocks of  paint, perfumery and counterfeit passions.  I was somewhat disappointed in not  meeting Jack Coryell and Billy Murray.  Long years ago they were pals of mine.  I hear that both of them are in clover  and I trust that the rumor is correct. I  left Grand Forks with a deep shade of  regret, for, in addition to its natural  beauty, it contains a class of men who  are always on the top column, next to  reading matter.  I did not visit Greenwood, preferiug  to wait until the railroad reaches there.  F. J. Finucane informed me that life in  that city was so swift that  it was only  with great exertion that the inhabitants  could put their hats on.    My return trip  was rather uneventful.     We were held  up by hunger by the   time  the train  reached the top of Bull Dog mountain,  and I was wishing that I could put- my  reet under  a  table  in   Andy's  famous  New   Denver   hostelry   and   listen  to  Maud singing- that  old,  but  ever welcome song about roast beef,  ham and  eggs, etc.     The engine  having  to go  down   the  hill  after   another  car,  the.  j passengers went nu a   still   hunt for ra-  . (.ions.    Into a  partially   finished tavern  ; sit the summit the crowd swarmed.  Fx-  ; Senator Miller and Col. ���Jim McNaught  j wens in the rush.     The Colonel bought,  'all the   hard-boiled   f^'S*  in   sight, besides making a  deal   for  several saud-  , wiehes, inside out of raw I nun and bread  ' heavy enough lo pass   for galemi.    Al-  '. though I am against  the   French since,  i thev cold-decked   Dnsvfus   I found that  j hunger h.'is no   conscience,   so   I   swal-  ] lowed all the sardines' in  one  box and  j took ;i look at  the  scenery for dessert.  I About 15 miles  from   Robson  the train  I had to slow down in order to avoidrun-  i ning over several deer that were stand-  of  Ferguson,  find  A.   .J    Knowles,  Revelstoke. two old-time Lardeau prospectors:  Customs  ttrrijgu 1 ;iritii-s.  Chief Inspector McMicbael of the customs department. Ottawa, has made an  investigation of the accounts at the  Revelstoke customs office, and as a result of the inspection the Revelstoke  collector w-;ii suspended for certain irregular! Ties  develop the -great mineral region,  which is yet in a comparatively tinex-  ploited state.���S. F. Mining Review.  THE    MOIUIL    HON"-OKI).  Musing over the veracity of the pres-  : (.'.nt age, I   sauntered  gently  down the  ���slight   topographical    depression   that  ;is\iMs   between   these  two   towns  and  : found myself on the.  main   street of the  ' busy and beautiful city of Grand Forks  ; just as Old Sol kissed the horizon goodnight sind went off shift. Here I was.  alone, and in ;t great city, while sill  around me I could hessr sounds of hilarity. The citi/.ens had just been entertained by an exhibition from si steam  lire engine that they propose to purchase. As is customary with me in  strange places I soon found the, printing  office by the direction of Billy Kellesn.  Billy is not so fat as  he  was  in   Kaslo  and his whiskers   have  that   iron-grav . . ,    t      , , ,.        , .      ,,  ,,. 7    ���  i ing on the track.     After   this all was  appearance   that  denotes  the  night of'  The Mogul group on Kokanee creek,  owned by J. H. Moran and C. XV. Greenlee, has been bonded to Warner Miller's  company for $30,000,  10 per cent. down.  Nesbitt continues to sell  fruit that is  high in quality and  reasonable in price.  time In the print, shop I met F. C.  McCarter doing job work, as he has recently sold his paper to .John Reavis.  Mac told me that he has done business  in many towns between cyclonic Kansas and the sea-breezy shore of Washington state. He once owned the Spokane Chronicle and sold it for 838,000.  During the first three months he ran a  paper in Grand Forks he only took in  87.     Fortune has lately smiled on Mac,  monotony and I reached, the Lucerne  of America satisfied that it is worth  S-10,000 a mile, to build a road into the  Boundary.  Subscribes for Tun Lkiksk before it is  too late. The circulation is limited to  a million, and when that point is reached our books will be closed.  The London Mail calls the Philippines  "the jewel of the far east.*' THE LEDG-E, 'NEW DEXVER, B.C., OCTOBER 5,  1899.  Seventh Year  The-Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  ; in Canada and refined in the United  i States when they return to this country. This action proceeds upon the  | belief that by allowing the Americans  ~ I to do the refining, the intermediate  a,''��� process,   we   are   helping  our own  SUBSCRIPTION RATES-.  Three months ,   Twelve"      '.'.".".'.''".'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.".'.".'.'. l\oo ' smelting  and   also   those  industries  thkeevkaks.'.::;::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ?,.oo whioh use rerine(i ieaci as tneir basis.  Transient Advertising. 25 cents per line first in '     r     .. . ...  ��rtio��, 10 cents per line subsequent  insertions j ^ e discriminate 111   favor   ot the pro-  noii]i:irdi measurement. ; duct of Canadian  smelters.     We al-  to contributors. -Y j l��w   tne  manufacturers of red  and  ��� Cjrresijondenee from every part of the Kootenay : and white lead, etc., to obtain that  District and communications upon live topics j product lree 0f duty after having*  ahvavs acceptable.    Write on both sides of the i -J .        ,    *  r-r   ���    j    o  pajKii-if you wish. Ahvays send something- jwod j been refined in the United btates.  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it i We use the American  refineries as a  is hot, and we will do the rest  A pencil.cross in this square  indicates that your swhscrip-  tion is due. and that the editor  wishes once-afrain to look at  your collateral.  rBURSDAY, OCTOBERS. L899.  | convenience to ourselves, as a means  1 of helping our smelting and other  | lead industries. Refining is the one  i process which it would be most diffi-  ' cult to perform in Canada; it is, there-  , fore, for the present, thought best to  ~         ~ ;    ~        ' ~ j allow that work  to  he done on the  This is the birthday of The Ledge, | other side. It is a simple remedy,  and, although it is the third oldest j based upon the idea that.it is I:etter  paper in Kootenay, it has not had to 110 encourage industry by removing  take anti-fat in order to keep down jduties'than by laying them on.  that corpulency caused by a huge  diet of live local ads. Many changes  have taken place in Kootenay since it  was born, and before it dies we trust  there will be many more. It has attracted the attention  of thousands to  A Sad "Uistuk��'.  A young- man was invited to a party  at a home that had recently been bless,  ed bv an addition to the family.    With  his best girl he met  his  hostess at the  this fair province,   and  will continue j door, and after the customary salutation  to do so. It has made the words  Slocan and New Denver famous  throughout the land, and the editor  some day will get his reward in  heaven, Vancouver or elsewhere. In  the meantime there are, vacancies for  new subscribers on our rapidly increasing list.  HAKD-HASDEl), BUT .STIT,I��� GKNTT.K-  MEN.  The Slocan is not inhabited by outlaws and desperadoes, as some think  in the East. The miners and others  are law-abiding people, and do not  have "a man for breakfast," as was  the custom in some of the early day  mining camps across the line. We  have been in the Slocan since the  first stake was driven and always  had a gun. Outside of the lower animals we have never seen anything  that needed shooting, except, perhaps, an occasional jackleg editor.  Men do not; go around adorned with  an arsenal. The gun cuts no figure  in the settlement of disputes.  The five men who came from Montreal the other day to work at the  Payne must have thought, it did, as  each of them packed a Winchester.  They concluded not to work at the  Payne, after arriving in the Slocan.  They must have been imbued with  the idea that the miners in this camp  were a lot of Boers in search of gore.  Such is not the case. The miners in  the Slocan are gentlemen, with few  exceptions. Thev are desirous of upholding the dignity of labor without  spattering it with blood, and tender-  feet can come into ihe camp without  fear of taking lead in a rapid and  condensed manner.  asked after the welfare of the baby  The lady was suffering from a cold that  had made her deaf, and she supposed  the young man was inquiring after her  cold. She replied that though she usually had one every summer, this was  the worst she ever had; it kept her  awake at. nights a good deal at first and  then confined her to her bed. Then  noticing that the young man's face was  getting" pale, she said that she could tell  by his looks that he was going to have  one just like hers and told him he had  better be careful.  LIBEKATj-OONSERVATIVE meeting.  It doesn't look much like it. Capital is not afraid of the Slocan, despite  the oft repeated cry that it is. There  can be no better evidence of this fact  than the almost daily purchase of  promising Slocan prospects at handsome figures by outside capital. In  tlie past six weeks properties have  been bonded aggregating fully $250,-  000 in value, and other deals are on  for Slocan properties that will raise  this figure-to as much again.  The annual meeting of the Liberal-  Conservative Union for British Columbia, will be held at the Assembly Hall,  New Westminster on the 5th day of  October next, commencing at 10 a. m.  All Liberal-Conservatives will be welcome. The right to vote is confined to  delegates chosen by Liberal-Conservative associations or district meetings  regularly convened for this purpose. One  delegate for every twenty members of  such association or district meeting.  Proxies can only be used by members of  the Union. Advantage may be taken of  the railway rates to and from the Exhibition which is being held at the same  time. Geo'.- H. Cowax, Secretary.  D. H. Wilson, President.  IRONICAL   IFS.  If a bass drum doesn't make good music it drowns lots of bad.  If a man is wise he never jars a hornet's  nest to find out what is in it.  If you want to know the defects of a  railway, consult the man who travels on  a pass.  If you take care of the pennies the  slollars will probably he blown in by your  heirs.  If the sun had nothing to do but shine  on the truly good, it wouldn't have toget  up so early.  If you would know what the wild  waves are saying,study the handkerchief  flirtation code.  One-half of all the coffee used in the  world is consumed in the United States,  or nearly twice as much sis Europe,  which has five times the population.  .  WANTED!  Tin;   i.KAO   sxunsTitY.  An important step  has been taken  by the Government, says the Toronto  Globe, with the object to encourage  the smelting of  lead  and the manu- j  factnre of lead   in   various forms in !  Canada.    The American tariff admits  lead ore at a duty of one and one-halfj  cents per  pound,  while  the duty on ���  pig lead and lead  bullion is two and i  one-eighth cents.    In addition to this !  discrimination  against   our smelted  and refined lead, the  American gov-;  eminent allows these   processes to be \  performed in bond.    The duty on our *  pig lead and   bullion  shuts  us out of:  the American market.    The result is !  i  that our ore is taken into the United !  States, smelted and refined there, and i  sent back to Canada, or it and its i  products compete with the manufac- i  tares of Canada in foreign markets ;  The question has three aspects���(1)  the smelting of the lead ore, (2) thej  refining process, (3) tlie manufacture j  erous Mines of British Columbia, at   the follow-  iiifr prices ]>i-i- day of eight hours-  Hand Driller.-: S.S.iki  Machine Men   8.SO  Miners in shafts  S.ni'i to ��i.nn  Carmen '...  2.5'J to   .'t.im  Shovellers  2.50  La borers  2.."hi  Blacksmith.--  r-i.r.o to   l.oo  Tisnbermen     '.''..-it- lo   l.o i  Apply to--  TH!-: SILVER-LEAD MIXES ASSOCIATION.  Sunilou. British Columbia.  Kst.'iblished l��ti.ri  E. M. SANDILANDS,  '"������ta--*,  SANDON. B. O.  Mining Stocks bought ami Sohl.   General Agent  for Slocan Properties. Promising   Prospects For Sale.   II. I). CURTIS,  Notary Public.  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 Ivan hoe at Sandon. Nearly everything is new around this  old-time tavern except  the whiskey and the  landlord.  Dick Orando,  for further information.  JOHN WILLIAMS  Dealer in  IMPORTED  "A*D DOMESTIC CIGARS  ANDTOBACCOES,  PIPES, &C.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confectionery and Fruit.  BATHS IN CONNECTION.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  PHOTOGRAPHERS  LOOK!  Cabinet Solio,.. ^rl.40, go prepaid  Film Cartridges, 31x31. .Tae.   ��� ������ ,  Other Supplies, same rates.  O. STRATHEARN,  Kaslo, B.C  i7-yTT^-^-*J^*~~s'---''^-'*��'r^'^^  omtreal  Kstsiblislietl   1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    : 1,102,732.72  HKAi)    OFFICE,    jrOXTKEAL.  Kt. 116s. Lord Strathcona a/id Mount Eostal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  E. PITT, Manager  -T7vs�����.��ttvkjxfca '.s v.�� sw -*-�� xiui w <~j>-"w-^.1 tga'&rzxiFG^''sx,:'wasKB���^sysssi^tau-�� vsaas,-sssrc^.'�����;*zsm -seaa���"  This time it is  From this date until  Nov. 1st, 18*19, I will  sell my stock of fishing Rods at  BRICK  FOR   SALE.  JOHN   GOETTSCHK,  NEW DENVER.  E B. Dunlop  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  Children's Hair Cutting a Specially.  SLOCAN   CITY, -" - B.  C.  Ttie ProsDBCtors'Assav Office  Bxandon, B. C,  Assay Price List:  Gold. Silver, or Lead.eaeh   Gold, Silver and Lead, combined..  Gold and Silver   Silver and Lead.  Coi)per (by Electrolysis;   Gold. Silver, Copper and Lead....  Gold and Copper   Silver and Copper   Gold. Silver and Copper      Platinum '������  .Mercury ���   Iron or Manganese   Lime, Magnesium. Barium. Silica, Sulphur, each ��� ���   llisinuth,Tin, Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony,  Zinc, and Arsenic, each   Coal (Fixed Carbon. VolatileMatter. Ash,  ami   percentage  of  Coke, if Coking  Coal) .'.  Terms:   Cash With .Sample.  .1 run: lsoi.1i.  Sl.f.0  3 Oil  2 (Its  2 00  2 OO  .| o:>  2 fo-  2 fin  3 OS i  5 01-  2 0! i  :' (in  I 01'  FRANK DICK,  Assayer and  A i-  i! . st  "Said a local merchant: the.other day.  'Have you noticed the Hue advisrri.-e-  ment I have, out on the I'enc-o wisst of the.  town?' 'No.' replied the customer. *Y>ir,  if you will send the fence round: to my  house some day 1 will read it over and  see what you are dealing in. Fact is,  I'm reading newspapers, and don't get  much chance to study fenceology.' "  Discount  FOR CASH  IIIIIIMIWIIIIMIIIIIIIIIII  I have a large stock mi  hand and do not want to  carry them over. This  will give \ ou the choice  ot a splendid assortment  at a price cheaper' than  you can buy in the East.  You can thus buy a  splendid  $4.80  $8.  to tins:  cticsill.v  Greenheart Rod,  Value $6, for  and a magnificent  Split Bamboo, fnY,i  Value $10,   lor  And barken'you.  The (Nilnig lias j>rn  j usn started.  Buy your flies and other  lackle here. We handle  the best quality and  PRICES   ARE  RIGHT.  Nelson's  Drug & t$ook Store  New Denver, B. C.  Sunday hours: 2 to A p. in.  E. M. BRINDLF  and  New Denver  Orders by mail receive prompt attention.  TIOST  NOTIC  pHAS. E.  STRICKLAND  will (".l'lc.-r all at  Vj    c-iiinils due me and i::ve nTei: i lor i-lii'.-.ann  ���'.  \    Ml'N'WO.  New Deliver, Sepr. !���',. lS:m.  -Ti    G-.  FAUQUIER..  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp, B.C.  We put that ad. in The Letx.k. Reader,  you would be surprised to learn the  number ol'orders and enquiries for samples we received f.-r Flannelettes, Cash-  nierettes, and Fall Dress Grinds. This is  very encouraging to us and shortly we  intend sendintr vou further samples of  seasonable goods. Those that have not  already received samples, we would advise their dropping us a postal so that  they may be included on our list, because  they will be really worth your inspection.  O. S.'RASHDALL.  Notary Public.  A. R. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DE.NVER, B.C.  .,��          MIX INT; INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD  and ROXDED.       CORRESPONDENCE  |'jj  INVITED   fl  'Alistra.ctsof Title lo mineral claims.  T.D. WOODCOCK & Co.  Tinware,  Stoves, Miner's Supplies,  Paints, Oils, Glass, &c.  CANTON and JESSOPS' STEEL. CALIFORNIA GIANT POWDER.  Slocan City, B. C.  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Hii-ample noeonnnbthuionss for ji lai-jre'number of people.     The rooms are large  and airy, and tlie Dining Room is provided  with everyshin-j;   iu the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckley, Prop.  ZMZcOsLlltizxi c��L Oo  SLOCAN CITY,  B. C.  Heavy and Shelf Hardware.        Jessop's and Canton Drill  Steel.        Stoves, Tin and Granite Ware.  We are handling all kinds of  Blastino-., ^rinino- and Sporting Powders.    Also Blacksmith's  Coal.    Lumber, Sash and Doors.  Hill Bros,  Manutacturei's of  and  Shingles  texiur  lOs  Y  ai  I  Orders  shipped  to all  parts of the  Country.      Mill  at  head  of  - Slocan Lake. ���  Postoltice address, Rosebery.  HOTEL  J. & R. D. CAMERON,  Tailors. Sandon.  W. S. Dkewiiv  Kn-lo. B.C  H. T.Twir.ci  Xew Denver, B.C.  of white lead, rcdjead and other pro-! MlKEg.   Real   EsTAT��;   Ixsuraxce.  accouxt.axt.  Abstracts of Title Furnished.  SLOCAN CITY,  B. C.  ducts from the refined lead. It is be  lieved that the smelting could be  profitably done in Canada but for the  American discrimination: and that  the third process would stand a better  chance if it were not for our own duty  the duty which we place on our own  lead when it comes back to us smelted and refined in the United States.  The remedy that has been applied  is to remove the duty on ores smelted  I)  R. A. S. MARSHALL.  Dentist.  Kn.-lo. B C  (Jraduate of American College of Denial Surgery  Oik-airi-i  Are now being* opened up, and a choice  assortment they are, too, comprising*  Cashmeres, Serges, Figured Dress Goods,  Underwear, Gloves, Trimmings. Sh-u-s,  Hose, etc. As soon as they are marked  off we will itemize some of tin- lines  which we are sure will be a pleasant  surprise. In the meantime, send us vour  orders for any of these goods; satisfaction guaranteed, otherwise money refunded at our expense.  F.  W. JORDAN & CO., Nakusp.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion an.! Provincial Laml Surveyors.  Civil ami Mininir Engineers.  Bedford. McNeil Co.ie.  i!5f?'Rash(lall ..V Faiii-nier.- AirentP.  pjOWAKD WEST.  Assise. R S M. Lriiiiiiin. Kni,'  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST.  & ASSAYER.  Properties   e^'ann'mtd    and   seiios'tcd   on   fov   in  tendintr purchasers.  Assay office m\(\ Chemical   Laboratory.  Belii-  vue ave. New Di-iiwr. HC.  .JOHN V. PERKS. Prop.  HEATED BV UflT AID  and Electric. "vJ I A I ri  Bells and Lijrlit in every room....  Liii-fie and well li^htcM Sample Rooms  Hourly Street Car between hotel and  Station.   Free bus meets all trains   Rea.-onnble Rsites.  TOKE  Nig'ht grill room iu connection for the  convenience of guests arriving and departing by night trains.  ][ L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor. Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. C.  Branch office at New Denvere^ery  Saturday. Seventh Yeas.  THE LEDUE, NEW DENVER, B.C., OCTOBER 5 lgy9.  QIjO   letters.  Tlie house was silent, and the light  Was fading from the western glow;  I read, till tears had dimmed my sight,  Some letters written long ago.  The voices that have passed away,  The faces that  have turned to mold,  Were round me in the room today  And laughed and chatted as of old.  The thoughts that  youth was wont  to  think,'  The-hopes'now dead forevermore,  Came froni the lines of faded ink  As sweet and earnest as of yore.  I laid the letters by and dreamed  The dear dead past to life again;  The present and its purpose seemed  A fading vision full of pain.  Then, with a sudden shout of glee,  The children burst into the room,  Their little faces were to me  As sunrise in the cloud of gloom.  The world was full of meaning- still,  For love will live though loved ones  die;  I turned upon life's hardened hill  And gloried in the mommy skv.    o  '   . '   .  ��� ������T. G: Scott.  MINING  EXPERTS  At the reception given to the visiting  members of the Canadian Mining Institute recently in Rossland, Hector McRae  delivered the following rosy address on  mining experts:  In my early years . my parents, who  were strict Presbyterians, taught me to  shun the mining expert, and to avoid as  a pestilence the man who made a study  of rocks and other low-down things for a  living. Shortly after leaving home,  however, it was my misfortune to run  across one Holstein Loken, whom I  looked upon as.the greatest geologist of  tlie age. I knew he was a geologist because he always signed that way." This  Holstein was not a grasping geologist,  for all he charged me was $2 a day and  board, and $1.50 for his "rapport," as he  termed it. . In the end he came high and  I had to turn him down. 1 saw, shortly  after, a living star in the form of Henry  <*. Yennon, and followed his advice till  lie published an almanack, which disturbed the equanimity of all the farmers  in 14 townships, As far as Drs. Selwyn  and Hoffman were concerned, they had  my deepest sympathy, as they failed to  get desirous results from tons of rocks 1  hasd brought them from time to time.  A few years ago 1 came out west, and  found there were others, and for the  benefit of those who may be in the dark,  I have prepared roughly a paper on  some of tlie "Men of Today and Yesterday," whom 1 have either met or heard  of in my travels.  I used to know Henry well. Worked  with him on the Drum Lummond. Had  no technical training,- but just raised  from the pick and shovel. Had lots of  ���?avvy, and knew how to work the Englishmen. Discovered big copper deposits  a year or two ago in the Yukon, about  ���2,850 miles lrom transportation. Guess  he's well fixed and don't, care whether  tne school of mines keeps or not.  Ham, Ham Smith, a has-been���He  turned down the Jim Grow group in '79.  She made a mine under Dutch Mike's  management just the same. Hot a good  job from tlie 1'othschilds looking over  the l\and. .Sent his pard Perkins in  stead, ami turned down the whole proposition lur less than a million. The blow  killed Rothschild. Smith is now living  or, a farm in New Hampshire; is consulting engineer to ;-. creamery company,  and Perkins is foreman ol si pickle factory at. Battersea.  L. M. Davis--A Quaker, born and  educated in Pennsylvania. Fought under Washington, and alter the war was  ended; joined the Londo;: Exploration  company.- Worked sflS.000,000 out of  tiit- Callio mine, Venezuela, and, then  went to Mexico, Australia, etc. Has  examined 1,411 propositions in 32 years  and bought three. Is a bachelor, but.  not bigoted. Has ids doubts as to t fie re  being any more nood mines on earth today.  i'oss i*. lirown-���Also with the Exploration company, with headquarters in  ���San Francisco and Lniu'iosi. A very  charitable mining expert. Has turned  down many si good mining proposition,  but Seldom a poor one. Ross thinks the  good ones can take can- of themselves.  Darliiijii'.oii ��� Is the mail who made ii  possible for ('liver Durum to obtain two  c ..'d millions for the Cents-e Star. Works  f ii- .Joiin M. Mackiiy, ami that lime for  uliver.  Louis .lanin���Can report on a mine in  three languages. Worked theComstock,  and is now working the Iron Mask.  Louis doesn't, have to work real haul  now.  John Hayes Hammond���Why Jack  couldn't get a job as shift boss in the  Mountain Goat twelve years ago. Was  d"<"d strapped. Had to go to South  Africa. Made his pile there, and gets  $120,000, half cash and half shares for  just turning down propositions. Got.  interested in Boer affairs, and not being  considered a regular Boer, was run in  and nearly stning up. After promising  never to do it again, he was let off.  Curtis���Him as used to be in theComstock for the United Stales Geological  survey staff,  swiped   too  much and lost  POl XTJiO    l'AKAC.K.4 PUS.  It doesn't make a miller dyspeptic to  bolt his meals.  The fox makes his best time when he  tiavels for his health.  The inside of an airship should be decorated with rly paper.  There is always an  ill feeling between  r and the patient.  If people wouldn't bite until they lind  out Whether it is bread or stone there  would be fewer dental .'parlours...  If you ask a girl to name the prettiest  of her sex present at a social gathering,  she will invariably look embarrassed.  skull cap and black frock coat. Writes j but there are a lot of old fools who pass  scientific articles for the papers and j- the meridian before they discover that  gives expert testimony for revenue pur- j they can't play poker. If I could have  poses only. The doctor is very smooth ; won every night I wouldn't care for the  goods, I tell you, and lives iu the upper j loss of my friends, such as they were;  e topes of New York society. They say, 1 mt to lose them and my money too  that he knows more law than Joe Martin, Uiinched the matter with me. 1 gambled  too. to win.     So   does   every   honest   man.  Clarence King���His intimate   friends, ' When any one says,  "Oh,   1 don't want  after paying his fee, are at liberty to call ! to win your money," he lies.      Tell him  him "Clarry."    He's  pretty  slick���the I so.,  slickest as is made.     You  should  hear  him giving  evidence  in  a  mining suit.  He  pulls   the legs  off  the judge  with  smiles   and    specious    arguments   and  works the jury by palmistry. He doesn't  know how to work  a  mine  at  a  profit  himself but gets  $25,000 a crack for advising the other men-   Nature has made  some serious blunders,   which   Clarence  has taken years to rectify.  Captain Plum me r���Say, he's dead,but J rjie tj;oct0  be was the mine   manager.     Whenever  he had a big proposition to examine and j  report   on   he   always   acted   on   Mike j  Foley's advice.      Mike trot $5 a day and j  the company  the  balance of the mine.  .1. li. Hastings���I guess  he's  all right j  now.    Made   a   10-strike   on   the   War!  Eagle and about 10 shillings a share on  a big block of the stock.     Gets more for  his writings than Kipling.    Charges $500 (  a word for saying "no good."  XV.   A.  Carlyle���He   didn't  graduate!  from   the Comstock,   or   ever  played a  nickle-in-the-slot machine.    Worked for i  two years on mines in Colorado.    Took a j  rest in a McGill  college  chair  for a like  term, and learned his B. A. C.'s in Rossland.    Has just accepted  a  position"as  manager of 15,000 Spaniaids  in   the Rio  Tin to at $2 apiece.  John    Hardman��� Hails    from    Nova  Scotia,   where   they've   coals  to   burn.  Made  money there  in  mining because  there was nothing in, the rocks but gold,  and  gold   was   always   legal   tender in  Halifax.   Could have made more money  in   Spokaneing,   but   didn't   have   the  pleasure of O. G. Labaree's acquaintance.  Came here three years ago and didn't  like the camp because the ledge reaction  \vas  too still.     Retains   his  American  citizenship and draws a   big   salary  in  English sovereigns, as much as McKin-  ley gets, and has silk underwear to burn.  Moral���Have nothing to do with mines  or mining.    However, if you must invest  employ   a   first-class   Spokane   mining  broker   and   put   your   money  in   real  estate.  eG��&0&&99&0&9��Q������9����mG&&��9e����9��09������&S9090  Canadian  An appetite that we cannot  satiate,  For several years we have been catering to the  hotel wants of the Slocan public.  Our success has been won by our efforts to please;  our future success will be ditto.  Our dining room is set for the hungry miner, the  weary traveler, the wealthy '.mine buyer and busy  mine manager and business man.  Our chicken dinners advertise themselves; they  must be indulged in to be appreciated.  Our bar room is supplied with tlie purest liquors  and best cigars.  Our bedrooms are light and airy, clean and quiet,  and electric-lighted throughout.  Our attendance is.good; it will please you.  The St. James Hotel is the place and Jacobson  ei Co. are the people. If you want the best hotel service this is the place in New Denver for  ANQSOO LINE.  New Fast Daily Service between  Atlantic ai Pale��.,-,,  \9999999999999��99��999*99999m9<t99����99999990999  Or  never  so   poor,   that   it  could not be made better by  NEWSPAPER  ADVERTISING  PIjAYING    POK13K.  Poker?   Not again,  says  a  writer in  an exchange, who has been through,the  mill.    At least,   not just   now.     And I j  would advise all  young  men  who have  reputations to make or characters to sustain to avoid the game.  If they can hold  their own and have  a desire  to find all :  the ilaws in alleged friends,   why, I say, !  play poker.    The  lively  game of  draw j  shows up a man.     It strikes right at his I  heart and  brain,   bis  liver and bowels. !  One who can go  through a season with- i  out reproach   is  a friend    to  grapple to j  one's soul with hooks of steel.    Never let j  him   get   away,   for   he   is   about   the I  scarcest article in the universe. I  No man can play poker in reason and j  with reason unless he is born with a j  gold spoon in his mouth and everything |  else turns to diamonds. Some of the!  closest friends fever   bad   were exposed ;  at the poker table, and we   do  not asso- j; <�� I  isiate now.    1 found out more about them j jf Jj  in six months at that game than 40 years  would have taught me in any other line  uf "friendship." Poker costs a young  man valuable time, lots of money and  stacks   of   friends.     ,:1   use   the   word  ���friends"   in   a   ireneral   sense  \v 111 c 11  netimes remain j YT'V  1'ou  never saw j Hg/S  his job. r?aved up enough to buy a cheap  and is  ��� ���.-;,sursion ticket to Joliaunesbui  -1  i;nw worth millions.  ['r.   Rossit'-r   II.    RaviiHiii'!   w-a  ;i   oh  means such chaps as a young fellow ru  with.    One real friend is   as   much as a  man can expect.    All the  others   try to  do him.    Damon had one friend; so iia<  Pythias, and their friendship is prettier  than anything in the Bible.  I have been   through   the  poker mill.  When my, table  was   ready,  the  cigsirs  ready, and  your  humble  servant ready  to lose and   be banker,   my   door   bell  rang at all   hours and   my   friends were  numerous. ' They would willingly sil up  with me all night, and sometimes remain  with me to breakfast.      Y  so sacrificing a lot of line fellows.    Some j Y  were hogs; others   were swine and still ! K  others were pigs.    Each who   reads  this i  will know that I refer   to   him.     A   few  were gentlemen.     My home was t-urne  into a sty.       They   spat   on    the   floor, j  wiped their feet   on   the   table,   swilled \  beer  and   guzzled   whiskey   and   holtei  sandwiches or  any   other eatables  that  were in sight.  one night, not long  ago,   I sat up late  thinking about the  poker  business.    It;  was hard   thinking,   too.     I   had   been :  lifted by friends, hung-up by friends and '  had friends come up when in my debt to j  "play it off."'    A case of beer in a sitting j  was nothing; a gallon of whiskey a mere j  gulp; a  box of   cigars   a  mere puff.    Ii  raged as I thought  of  what  was wasted !  on   the   crowd   that   had   worked   me.  Reason returned.      I tore up every card  I hail, cast my chips out and said, "Xo  more poker!"'    From that   day   I   have  not toui-hed a card.    I am forgetting the i  oh" nightmare of draw.    But  not one of  ihe old gang comes near  me.     Nothing  is to be made at my table.     I cannot be  skinned.    So they  have no   use. for me.  They bave found pastures new.  A few old friends   who  did  not come ;  around when   we   had   poker,   visit  me  frequently now.    They are  not  on  the  make.    They come to chat sind swap lies  in si Mui'-t, gossipy way.     1   am   not  an  a rly;  in a judicious, pains-taking  way, and the circulation of  neatly    printed,     attractive  BUSINESS.  STATIONERY  in the ordinary channels of  frade    and    correspondence.  If it's an increase of business U \J  you are sifter you can get it. lL Jk  The i|uickest way about it is \ Jg  to advertise through the I t��| I  columns of Tin-: I.edge���the V g  must widely-read paper in  the mining region. It goes  into   every   home  in Slocan  New Den yer  Sandon  Kaslo  Whitewater  Slocan   City  Silyerton  All Mim-rag Canups,  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  arge  And  Comfortable  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Lot mm���Eldorado .lllnei-iil Claim.  Improved   connecting   service   via.  Revelstoke or Crows Nest route   to and from������   Kootenay Country  First-Class Sleepers on all trains trom  Arrowhead and Kootenay Ldg.  Tourist Cars pass Revelstoke daily  for St. Paul; Thursdays for Mon-   ���  treal & Boston;   Tuesdays ��  Saturdays for Toronto.  NEW DENVER--TO  oronto,    - 92 hrs   Montreal,  96 brs  New York, 108 hrs   Winnipeg, 52 hrs  Vancouver, 23 hrs   Victoria,    38 hrs  COX.NKCTIONS  Kevelstoke and main line points.  U:22k DI.v: lv���Denver C. Si-iing���sirs'Dailv li'sOik  llstifjk ex.Suns lv X.Denver LcIr: nrex.Suh.io.20k  HOSSI.jINIi, NHLSOX  AM) (SHOW'S NEST LINE.  lo.iSOk ex. Sun: lv X.Den ver Ldf>: arex.Sun U.OOk  Ascertain rates and   full   information   by ad-  dressing nearest local agent, or���  G. B. GARRETT, A-j-e.it Xe-.v Denver.  W. K.  Anderson, Trav.  Pas.s. Agt.. Nelson.  E. J. Co.yle, A. G. P. Agt., -Vancouver.  Mm Ms k irtta  SYSTEM.  I  .J&     Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates 12.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  j Situate in the Slocan 'Mining- Division of West  i Kootenay District- Where located: In  : Noble V. Gulch about one mile east of San-  i don. adjoining the Mollie.  I 'PAKE' NOTICE that I. Robert E. Palmer.  ' I acent for Edward jMahon. F M. C. No. -11537,  I Harold Selons, F. M. C. No. !)8142. and James  | Rae, F. M. C. No. 212;-A.intend, sixty days from  : the date hereof to apply to the Miniii-j- Recorder  : for a certiiieate of improvements for the purpose  i of obtaining; a Crown grant of   the above claim.  And further take notice that action under sec-  i tion 37 must be commenced hefore the issuance  ' of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this :ith day of October. 180JI.  ���'oS ' R. E. PALMER.  Best,   Fraction  and    Humphrey   Mineral  Claims.  Pal ma  Angrignon  _. NKW DENVER  ; Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  i        Kootenay   District.      Where located:   In  McGuig-an  Basin, adjacent to the Rambler  and Best mines.  ���"FAKE NOTICE That 1, Alex Sproat, acting- as  1 agent for the Rambler-Cariboo Mines lad.  F. M.'C. No. B. 1228!). intend, sixty days lrom the  date hereof, to applv 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 Sec.  .'17 must be commeneed before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements.  Dated this 27th dav of September. 1��><1.  Union  Mineral Claim.  NELSON & FORT SHEPPARD CO.  RED MOUNTAIN RY CO.  The all rail and direct route  between   the Kootenay  ..District and..  All British Columbia Ponts  Pacific Coast Points  Pu^et Sound Points  Eastern Canada and the  United States.  Dealer in HAY, GRAIN,  ICE, WOOD, Etc  Livery and Feed Stables, General  Dray ing". learns meet all boats and  Trains.  J. K.CLARK,  vr^n "���"'or inisuii'>ss .-'*  f\y I'l.'.nijit tii ciirrv on   ;  and MINING  Reports, Examinations and Management.  NEW DENVER  C.  Situate in the Arrow Lake Minins-'' Division ol  West Kootenay District. Where located:  On Liiicon Gulch, north of Cariboo creek.  ���"PAKE NOTICE. That' I. George Alexander,  1 Free Miners' Certificate No. 7-inmt. acting for  myself and co-owners, intend, sixtv days from  tin date hereof. to anply to ihe Mining Recorder  for a Certificate of Improvements, lor the pur��  pose of obtaining a. Cr iwn Grant, ol the above  claim  And further take notice that action under section 37 must b.- commenced liei'os-e ihe issuance  of such certificate of inmrovements.  Dated this lath day of September. lSS'Si.  .�����'���! i.EOi-ni-: ALEXANDER.  Helena Mineral Claim.  Sit uate in tin.- Slocan Minm'sj: Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On  Wakelield Mountain.  TAKE NOTICE That, I. Chas. E. Hope, free  I miner':-ci-niii'-aic Ne. 7:hsl'A . intend, sixty  lays from the date hereof to apply to the  "I'liiing Ui-i-orili-r s'ni- certificates of im-  .'iroveiiients for the inirnoSe of obtaining a Crown  -srant of the a bo v.- claim.  And iiirther take nor ice that action under section .'17 mil.--! be commenced liefore the issuance  o' --ncli ei-r-'iliease o! improvements.  Dared this sMrh da . o, Auuusr. I*!"''  .i.-ll ' CHAS. E. HOPE.  Connects ut Spokane with  GREAT SOUTHERN RAILWAY  NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY  O. R. R. & NAVIGATION CO.  Leaves Nelson 9:10 a.m.  Maps furnished, Tickets sold and information  ���riven by local and connecting line Ticket agents  H. A. .JACKSON, G. P. & T. A.  Spokane, Wash  KOOTENAY    RAILWAY  & NAVIGATION CO.  Operating Kaslo <& Slocan Railway,  International  Navigation &  Trading   Company,  KASLO oi SLOCAN RAILWAY.  Schedule of Time.     Pacific Standard  ���Time-  Passenger   train  for Sandon    and  way stations   leaves   Kaslo at S:0ij a  m. daily,   returning,   leaves Sandon  at 1:1 n   r.   m..   arriving at    aslo at  3:oo p. in.  n   this  advniicisd age  it is  l nut or   busiiii'.-ss  gear  to at-  ���pt to carry on   any business without: suitable printed  stationery.      Vou should lie  supplied  with good  uuality  Letxer Heads  *  Ball Head?  StatementY  Note Head.5  flemo Heads  Circulars  Envelopes  Aiiiyt-hitig Wa:trtecl  Cali or' a<l<!ivss ���  nil-; i.Kixii-  I.OWI-.]".'.  lOilifor sind Kinaiiuier.    W^W  lh <lfK* Gtt.s raw/ '  PIONEER HOUSE OF  THAT CITY. DO NOT  FOROET IT WHEN  IX SANDON   .    CUNNING,    Proprietor.  ,vfr  (iuliii'ii   I'viiwii  .Mineral   Claim.  -'ini.-ifrd in the Sioc.-'ii C:rv .\ii-.iin'.r Divi.-ion o:  V\'eM Kosni.-nay Lli.-rrii-t. Where located:  ' In S iriimcr ''iv-'-. :ili-'ii: three miles frniii  .->|iic:i:if*ity  'PA KI-:. XiiTiCK 'i'h.-.l 1. (.'has. I-'. Hope, free  1 'miner'..' ������(��� Iiticate Nn. iss-teA. intend, ii'idays  ir'in the doe iierei'if. fo apply to the .Minim.1  Recorder .or :i eeri-ificnte of iii'iprovi'Viients for  :!ie purpose of o I .fail, hit a crown siran- of the.  a I Hive elairn .  And fui-ihor t-.-.ke novi.-c  iliai ?rrn.n tinder -cc-  l ion 37 niii-i he  commenced   >.el...-.-  the iv-m.nci  of -mell ee!'Utie-l!e of ilniil'oVeinellSS.  ! i iied tin.- -Is ii .1 -. v id A n_usr. .i.S'S'.  a.'il . CHAS   [���:   i;. il'K.  DR. MILLOY,  IQ  ROSSLAND.  JOS*,  .�����!�����>  _ -��<--.>*   iX-X(   ^C���.>^  J. E\ Angrignon  The Leading  HasrDresser  Bosun Block,  New Denver, B.C.  [JIES  Nelson, B. C.  .VIer chant Ta i I or.  Sln-.-aii   l">i'!I.-' ni" iii������ i'ji I Claim.  ���sin He i:i ill.- sdoeen Mining- Division ol  U'e-i Ko_o;.-m.y Di<Srict. Win-IV licaied:  Sonih Hi' Ca 11.eater ������reck, "lie-hall mile east  of S.i ndon.  |'AKi-: N'i iTJCK tti.-i; I ll.-rhert T. 'I"wjt:-j-. as  ' a^eiit :or K'o!:i'!'t Cnnnim;, ire-- miner's eer-  iiieate Xo  33 -_'.'!A. r.-eorded holder --I a ilvivJixt"  The  .'i-i'i iniiiividi-d in  s li, s,.e -d-l hoi  i'liel'esl . jfec   ml-.i  i- sy il:.'-- ti'-u..  Minim:-   Hee ���!'  iwents ;-, ������ the i u    ���  ���   !   Ihe:,!, ,ve "I.-   .11  And   issth '." ���������.'.<  ii..s: ."7 :i| I ' ��� '���"  -.11 ill ii" lilte.'ili   ii'  ''ated tiii--.  ::���!   .'  LXTEHNATIONAL    NAVIGATION  A TRADING CO.,   operating on  Kootenay Lake and River.  S. S.   IXTKKXATIOXAL.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson at 0:00 a.  m., daily except Sunday. Returning*  leaves Nelson atLoU p." in., calling*  at Balfour, Pilot Bav, Ainsworth and  all way points.  Connections'with. S. F. O. train  to and from Spokane at Five Mile  Point: also with str. Alberta to and  from Bonner's Ferry, Idaho.  S.  SS. ALBERTA.  Leaves Nelson t'ov Bonner's Ferry,  hirstlays and Saturdays  steamer  Pilot Bay.  Ferry at  Fridays  with  str.  I'l'est.   and V.ihiey 1)   William- j  erol ;. "lie-sixth  '] i! .ilmi: vide.   |  l's  eei iiticate   Xo.  .'7!'lf-*.. : !i! .-In S  a-   lj.it--    lll.-l'e.i!'    In    ,-l'iply  So ih,-  . ���!'  a   ''--i t:tic.it��� ���  ��� !' inij.-rovi- |  ���-������ .1.    ��� i ���".-1 i; i i: s -_r a < 'rown -rant |  ��� imllci  ii.n  ai-  iai  action iiniicr s,.,-  ir.- l le- i-ma me e;  i-nl -  1111 '' !'��� P V�� ��� 111  iy of  Vinjiisi . is:ci.  ilKI'HKKT T TWIGC.  i-oiulortahie hotel !'  to slop at.  Nakusp,  ��� r travellers  Mrs. McDougald."  Will lind the  Full Line   ol" tfuitiiurs and  'J'r-cuiserin.U'S a!,v,-iys on hand.  F. U CHRISTIE, L.L.B.  BARRISTER.  SOLICITOR, Etc.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Arlington Hotel  n i-lcasam place to stn], ;lt when in  SI can City.  GKTH1XG k HKXDKKsii.V.  i'roiis'ielors.  Tuesdays,  at 7 a in , eonnectiiio* witl  Internatioii.'ii i'rom Kaslo at  Hetur -in*:* leaves Bonner'.-  t:Q0 a. in.. Wednesdays,  and Sundays. connecr,iiii.r  International tor Ivaslo, Litrd-i and  Ar^'enttt. ! lirect ci>nni-erio:i.s made at.  Bonner's l-Vrry wit !h Jiv.-it Nnrtlu-rn  lvY'tilwsiy In!'all .-n>:::is osist. and \\-cst.  LARD' i-nuX('A'X   DIVISlu.V.  Stesunei* Intei'ii i.; > ir !.s iv -s    asl(>  for Lanlo aa-i   V ���;������ r. i,   i.-.   s:!'i   . m.  Wednesdays and Fridays.     Steamer  Alberta leaves  Kaslo  fir  Lardi's and  Arg-enta at 8 p.m. Sundays.  Steamers call at principal landinirs  in both directions, and at other points  when signalled.  ickets sol i to all point i Canada  and the United Statas. o ascertain  rates and full information,   address���  KoiiiCRT Ikvixo, Manager.  S. Ca.mphku., Kaslo, B. C.  Freight and Ticket Agt.,   Sandon.  ���L M. M. BEXF.Dl'M,  Furnishes ticcommodations  to the traveling public  equal tu any mi Sloe :n  Lake. Comfortable beds  land tasty meals. The best  brands ol liquors and  cigars on tin- market.  ! came to  senses  i si,vcrtou.  SAXi'inX. it ci Silverton.  ASS AVE!  THOS. LAKE, Prop.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  To and trom Hiiroi���-aii   points via Canadian  and American lines.      Apply    lor sailiiiv date-,  rate.-, tickets and   suil   iiiSormation   p>  any C.  Ry aireiit or -  (.:.  H   OARKKTT,  <.'. 1'. R. Ai:ei!t. Xew Deliver.  W. !'. )-'. Cuminiims. ;t. S. S. Alt.. Winnipt-j,'.  [TOR   CROISIERS-   BEADS- st    a,,-  I Then v s Medals, l.ilt'c C'liap.V oi S;.Ar-  thoiiy aiifl Cancelled Postnyt' Stumps. Miile u,  Ass-encv Bi thlelh-m \pn-toIic Sciioi.;, ;.:.;; >imiv  St., .Montreal. CJue.  Dr. Nanscii never wea.> ,u: n\-  in latitudes south of ('recti';::;,:.  ���I'ri'.'it THE LEDGE, XEW DENVER, B.C., OCTOBER 5,  1899.  Seventh Yeap.  UNIONISM.  What is unionism? Unionism isa law  -of nature, implacable as that of gravity  or inertia, and we conform to its requirements quite as spontaneously. It  is in evidence in the relationship of individuals. It is in evidence in the relationship of individuals; the great  union structure we call society being  the result. Ponderous as the structure  is, the world shows no inclination to  stop, but continues to build, rebuild  .and add to the pile.  It is well for society this is so. Smaller  unions reach out hands across seas and  continents to grasp  these larger ones,  imparting to all a pleasant  sense of security.    From time to time we hear of  single nations making alliances-, for mutual: protection; and these in turn become engrafted in  larger combinations  of threes and fours, adding strength to j  strength: and now the millions of the  earth applaud with  enthusiasm the assembly of the World's Peace Congress,  ���where the first rudiments of the union  of nations have been  enacted.     These  larger'unions are principally the upper  decoration, the gilded domes giving the  agi-eeabie appearanceof blended beanfy  of finish and completeness.     These sit  lightly on the more useful and heavier  material beneath, until at the foundation  the individual    carries   each  his  share the weight of the entire edifice.  The  masses have a multiplicity   of  unions.     We   find   them sympathetic,  intellectual, fraternal,  denominational,  Christian, heathen, etc.   All have their  uses,and all benefit  those with whom  they are associated by the interchange  of ideas,  and  the friendly contact encourages to affiliate  with other unions,  to work in concord as one.   To this end,  among   others,   the   trade   and   labor  unions were enaugurated.     The serious business of the problem of existance  should be as a  matter of course the  most   important branch   of   unionism.  Yet, strange to   think,   it is so often  neglected and  even  frowned down as  disreputable.    Why is this?   Should we  be so-much above our daily occupation  to be ashamed to meet our companions  of toil  in cordial  helpful   intercourse?  No man with a spark of divinity in his  nature   will question the   advantage,  right and justice of such assemblage, or  denying it to others, and few do.    Many,  we fear all too many, are influenced by  the opinions of some of those placed, we  -will suppose, in more, favorable circumstances.     There be  those inclined  to  sneer at what they  please to call the  uncouth, yet with  such as these, uncouth also is the bread   of   life   itself.  With such shallow natures and dwarfish  souls as these possess, they do not approve unselfishly of  such  institutions,  but have the absurd idea uppermost  that such a combination means to them  pecuniary loss. Uncouth, indeed! What  would they be in like  circumstances?  Withdraw from them the social pedestal  and, unable to  withstand misfortune,  they topple down to assume the drudgery of life, more uncouth and miserable  than  the  meanest,  more wretched in  their  helplessness than   the lowest of  the class they despise as the great unkempt, unbrushed, unwashed.  E. P. Brkmxer.  New Denver. Oct. 1. lSW.  fore the ice moves out- of the Yukon iu  the year 1900. Butter will again be on  the list of shorts, while rolled oats and  cornmeal, which can be used for horse-  feed, wili find a good stiff price. Flour  can be bought today for -?9 per hundred,  ivhile oats costs $20. Horse feed in the  way of grain is now in the hands of a  few and will be nicely covered by the  time navigation closes. What other  articles of grub our enterprising speculators will be able to control it is at this  time impossible to say, but it will be  safe to conjecture that we will pay an  abnormally high price for some of it  through their manipulations. Tt is a  well known fact that sugar ; sold here  last winter and spring from 75c to SI.25  per pound, while there was an ample  supply on hand in warehouses when new  supplies began coming in.  LIGHT    AND    IWKEZV.  A    SIJRPKISEB    MAN.  Bolton���What is the difference between a specialist and an ordinary physician?  Colten���You'll know quick enough  when the specialist sends in his bill.  ��       .  A tombstone always has a good word  for a man when he's down.  "My dear,"observes the cannibal at  lunch, "I shall probably bring a gentleman home with me for dinner."  "Oh, how lovely of you to tell me!"  exclaims the wife. "Will you have him  boiled or roasted?"  "I see by the newspapers," remarked  Keeder, "that the miners in the Klondike are sending out appeals for wives."  "Is that so?" ejaculated Hennypeck,  in sin eager whisper. "They can have  mine."  ��       ,.  A grave-digger who had buried a  Mr. Button sent the following curious  .bill to the widow:  "To making a Button-hole, 3s.  ��  Teacher���Willie, where is the capital  of the United States?  Willie r,,odate���-In the trusts.  ��  "And I suppose like a brave soldier  you followed your colors?"  "Yes; whenever there was a battle I  noticed tha', the colors were flying, so I  fled, too."  ��  Oldtimer���Is your married  life one  grand sweet song?  Newly wed���Well, since  I got a baby  it's more like a grand opera, 'with loud  calls for the author every night.  ��  Mother���Now, Johnnie, I don't want  to ever catch you in that jam closet  again.  Johnnie (sobbing)���And I don't want  you to. neither.  ��  "Pa, did you know ma long before  you married her?"  "���No, my boy, I didn't know her till  long after."  "Mr Gibbs was a commercial traveler  and had gone on a journey to the north.  A few days afterwards (he Gibbs household was increased by one���a hoy. As  the mother was very ill, the doctor was  requested to write out a telegram informing Gibbs of the addition to his  family, and also his wife's illness, and  asking him to return home as soon as  possible.  This was done, and the telegram w;is  given to the servant to send off. That  intelligent girl, being unable to read,  put the message in her pocket and forgot all about it. The next day Gibbs  paid a riving visit home, and was gratified to find his wife and family going on  nicely. After staying at home a feAv  hours he took his departure, without  anything having been said about the  telegram, which his wife, naturally supposed he had received.  A day or two after he had gone the  servant found the message in her pocket, and after consulting her favorite  policeman she decided to send it off at  once, without saying a word to anyone  about the delay.  That night Gibbs, returning to his  hotel, was horrified when the following  telegram, bearing that day's date, was  placed in his hand:  "Another addition, a son: your wife  is very ill, return at once."  "Another!",he gasped. "'Groat Jupiter!..impossible!" .  He rushed to the station and took the  next train home, and, dashing into the  house in a state of frenzy, demanded to  know what had happened The servant  confessed all. The next day there was  a vacancy for an intelligent, honest girl  at Gibb's establishment.  pass from Nelson  THE WALL,ACE-MILLER CO., Ltd. The largest Men's  Outfitting establishment in Kootenay, make this offer to any party along  the Slocan Lake that buys $15.00 worth of goods from them. That is,  they will be allowed 20 per cent, off their purchase,  or a free pass back.  WallaGe=Miller Co. Ltd.  Baker St, Nelson.  The  (Pleasemention Tuk Leix;k.)  NUBS    OF    INFORMATION.  Note: With the kind permission of the  editor! will conclude the subject in the  next issue of this paper.  THIS    REASON    WHY.  Those people who do not know what a  labor union is, are surprised that the  miners have been able to cope with  every movement of the mine owners in  theslov.ly dying test of strength that  has been witnessed in the Slocan during  the past threes months. They fail to  realize that the Miners' Union of this  province is only a branch of the Federation of Miners, doing business in every | tjrefi recent!v  civilized country where minintr is carried  on, and which lias as intellectual men at  the head of it as the country can boast  of and wealth enough at its command  to carry any legitimate project through.  They do not realize ��� that, tlie Miners"  Union is a duly incorporated organization of men whose aim is to secure such  legislation as will help the laboring men  and to enforce what they deem to be  their just riirhts, and who are ;is much  entitled to the protection   of   this laws of  New York has H,919 acres of public-  parks.  England consumes -��8,000,000 worth  of fish every year.  The height oi the rock of Gibraltar is  1,437 feet.  Cairo has a population of 535,000 people: Alexandria, 274,000.  Clean your child's first teeth and the  second ones will profit.  A society for combatting tuberculosis  has been organized in Chicago  Over one thousand people die of delirium tremens/svery. year in England  alone.  During Queen Victoria's reign there  have been seventeen American Presidents.  A. woman teacher in Philadelphia, re-  ifter a service of 53  years  Covc.it Gardens have been in the possession of the Bedford family for 300  years  Within a year nineteen free public  libraries have been established in Wisconsin.  The olhcial records show that -loo  New York'City babies have been named  isewcv  The pear tree and tlie cherry tree were dressed in  sniiwv white.  But   tin; titrdy   little apple tree was in  a sorry  plifrlit,  For it couldn't I mast n blossom, and it wasn't tine  at all.  And the doleful little apple tree felt very, verv  small. .  Hut spring, the fairy of the world, still lingered  on her way.  And she .waved her magic wand around, and  mastics words did say.  And with   an  answering   blush   and  smile the  happy apple tree  Came olo'iminjr out in   pink and  /vhite, the prettiest of the three.  ���Martha Burr Banks.  11  land  SIS     11SIV  nici irponueo  ���p;  liitstiiess  Tommy  i,  ;ii-ci'niiiianic(l  liis  ��� 'tie Hay  mother on si shopping cxpci'lit nm, ;tn<i  seeing a hirire candy man in a confectioner's window, ho pa used in front of if  'with ;i wistful look: flic:: tuning away  resj-rctfuMy. said: ������Mstmnia, ! could lick  isistiuitioi! iii tlie l.mii        I'iio   Union   is  a business institution.     Its members sip  uii-ii oi' business, sind they   must be con  sideri-d sis sui-'n.     If. ihsougli ignorance  Heme -iciiple 'misconstrue its  aims   sind; that fellow with both hands tied behind  ends, it is no fault of the Miners' Union. ! me.  its meiiiiies's: sire   quiet,  industrious, in-,     teliectiuil   workmen,   who   can   use   the ���  ballot quite as   cfi'cctimlly   sis   any other  individual   or   body   of   men,   whether  millionaires or-  simply   mine  managers.;  For these reasons the Miners' Union has !  masks its   presence   felt;   and  for   these :  reasons it  is  bound   to   be  a   nowerful  influence in shaping   the   future   ot this j  section of the province. ;  On the market is to be  found at HOBEN'S. For  family Groceries���fresh,  clean, the best put up,  ���vou 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  Mail orders.  New Denver, B. C.  8d  Total  ->,2\f  JY1S  II  Mrs. L  Has been thoroughly  renovated and refurnished, making it one of  tlie host hotels in  Kootenay. Tho table  h-is ���:'he host in the  market, and tlie bar  con rains the cli oi cost  bj'ands ol'lu'jnors,wines  and ei-ars.  A. Snowman.  Wholesale and Retail Dealers in  F  9  WIM,    ('���-������J-    I'lXCIIKI).  MEN'S FURNISHINGS, HARDWARE, CARPETS,  BOOTS & SHOES,  TINWARE. LINOLEUMS,  HATS & GAPS, CROCKERY, WINDOW  SHADES, CLOTHING.  The Yukon Sun, published at Dawson,  says:    Provisions  this   fall  and winter  will not on a whole be high, but, as last | ��� ~~~  winter, we will get  pinched on some j We carry the best lines that money can buy,   and,   buying in large quanti-  few articles.     The supply  of  bacon is | tjeS)  save VOU the extra profit,  now nicely  under  control  and we will;  pay six bits a pound   for this article be-!  Sandon       Rossland  Greenwood       Grand Forks  Sr,OCANT    OKI!    SHIPM'K.NTS.  Total shipped Julv 1 to Dec'U, 1898,  17,994   tons.      Jamiarv   1st,    1899,   to  Oct. 3:  \Wi'k  Piiyius   Last Oh;ui<-e     Slocnn Star   Snpi'lim-. ��� ��� ���  Coin ��� ."���  Ajax   Snvorulifii   Ki-co   Ivnr.li.i.-   Tivnsiiri' Vault   Hod Vox   Trade Dullar ���  Liberty Hill   Mudis'in ,. ���   Wonderful ���   American Boy   Idaho Mines ���  Queen Bess   wild Goose   Monitor   Whitewater   Jackson   Bell   Wellington   Antoine   Rambler   Dardanelles   Great Western   Bosun   Marinn   Capella   Fidelity.-   Vancouver   Wakefield   Emily Edith..;   Comstock   Noonday '....���   Enterprise   Tani-ira c '   Black Prince   Chapleau      ���Hi  Total tons..  l"il  California  Wine Co.,  -^%^^^%^^-v^  jo my  Patrons  jm the Slocan  I have opened my Tail-1  oring    establishment    in  Nelson and am  prepared  to fill all orders with neat. \  ness and dispatch.      Mosti  e stylish Suitings and work- 4  manship guaranteed.  When in Nelson call and i  inspect stock, ,or write me1  and I will call on you with  sample:' of goods in my  trip through the Slocan  which I contemplate making in a short time.  Hoping to   be favored'  with your orders, I am���  Yours truly,  E. J. Robie  The   tailor.     Nelson. B.C. '  f f ^ f f f ff f f f f f ff f ffff f -ffff^ff f f f ^ff  NELSON, B.C.  Dealers i  Choice Wines  and Fragrant  Cigars.  Write for Prices.  Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenay  CANADA DRUG & BOOK CO.,  Jobbers and Retail Dealers in  DRUGS,  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Agents for B. (J. Sugar Refinery and Royal  City Planing Mills."  STATIONERY,  MUSICAL GOODS-  NELSON, B. 0.  A"  ioe ii  73  $ PHOTOGRAPHERS  tVA*\r'OUVER and'NELSON.   B.C.  Brewers of Fine Lager Beer and Porter���the best in the land.    Correspond -  solicited.    Address���  R. REISTERER & CO., Nelson, B.C.  'UEEN'S  Heated with   Hot  Air and  Lighted by Electricity  Large, comfortable bedrooms and first-class dining room.        Sample rooms  for commercial men. K*,> ATES,$2'P��RDAY  MRS. E. C. CLARKE. Prop., Late of the Royal Hotel Calgary.  Baker St., Nelson, B. C.  PiMvides ample and pleasant accommodation for tlie traveling public  Telegrams for rooms  proiuptlv attended  t.o.  HENRY STEGE/        - - -        -.    " - Proprietor  ���JO*  no  1UM  js  ./ill '.  :    watch  ai!   woi  ��� -a ,. >��C ;: j<��y) L js��^ < .j^ J  <��Y li fcaC -X-3. '-.��C. .JK-C ^^..J^".-i��"VWC_.J5SBS/  )k/Iis M-iiaraiiteed. .  W v/ Orders   by    mail )Q��  receive om  promp!  attention. ^  Can be given,  taken  and  used  without  spoiling; ft���just as good after using as.before���and it makes no difference how many  use it, it is good ahvays.  -me bestadyk-e *?<*��#** '>"; Jacob Dover, Jew eler.  customers n! tin-Kootenn.v-. 1--I-'- ���" *  -end ustlieir mail ..rilers. .-mil M .        MSjL,bOi\, B. O.  be sure to Me our now Full lim-s when thej' visit >.eIson.


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