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Array Volume VII.   No   3.  NEW DENVER, B.C.. OCTOBER 19, 1890  Price. $2 00 Year  SL06AN GAMP NEWS J  "vjO  LOCAL.    CHIT-CHAT.  No street  lights  yet for  the Sandon  ratepayers.  ISiic Palorcia has gone  to Phoenix to  open a shoe shop.  Rev. J. A. Cleland  is billed  for  the  Presbyterian church at Greenwood.  Win. C. E. Koch will start up his sawmill, on Ten Mile creek, next week.  Good progress is being made with the  repairs on the wagon road up the creek.  W. J. Sully, formerly of New Denver,  is editing the Journal at Fort Wrangel.  James McNeil, of Nakusp, intends to  open an hotel at Summit camp, in the  Boundary. -  The first coal to be brought into town  for domestic purposes made its appearance this week.  Sandon is agitating for a trail over the  Cody divide, so aa to command the south  Kaslo. property.  Rev. J. Cleland will conduct divine  service at the Presbyterian church next  Sunday morning,  Set vices, in the Methodist church next  Sunday, morning and evening. Rev. A.  E. Roberts, pastor.  Miss M. Todd will leave in a few days  for her home;in Manitoba, where she  will spend the winter.  Today; is Thanksgiving day, and it will  he duly celebrated here by a dance in  the Bosun hall at night.  The side walls of the Presbyterian  church are settling, and funds are being  raised to remedy the evil.  Born: At Plantagenet, Ont., Oct. fi,  1899, to the wife of Walt .1. Spaul of  Robson, B. C, a daughter.  P. DuMoulin will not return here with  his bride, having been transferred to the  Bank of Montreal, Victoria.  The C.P.R. mechanics, who went out  on strike two weeks ago, have gone back  to work, having won their point.  The steamer Slocan was put into commission on Monday last, much to the  general satisfaction of the public.  Hugh Calhoun, in cutting out a fallen  tree on the A E trail, Thursday, gashed  his foot in bad shape with the axe.  Mrs. J. C. Bolander returned from  Spokane on Monday. She was accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Brown.  Mr. and Mrs. Shave, of London,Eng;.,  have been spending1, several days in  town.   Mr.  Shave   is   a heavv  share-  Train over Slocan River branch reaches  Nelson at 2 p.m.; boat, to connect leaves  New Denver at 9:45, returning at 2 p.m.  Messrs. Pophant and McFarlane, have  lately returned from a trip into the  Similakeen country, bringing* with them  glowing accounts of the possibilities of  that country.  George Tunstall, of Nelson, talks of  organizing a company of real red-coated  rough riders to wave the flag ot Koote-  enay in front of the Boers. George has  plenty of powder and should be able to  work up a boom in far-off A frica.  J. C. Taylor returned to New Denver  from a. trip into the Windermere country on Sunday. He brings back with  him some, enthusiastic stories of the  richness of that division, and also  some very pretty samples of copper-  gold ore.  Charley Greenlee was in Nelson the  other day, the first time in over seven  yearr. Charley has always had the price  of the fare in his jeans,but business held  him elsewhere. He is one;, of, the pioneers in the Slocan upon whom' Dame  Fortune has sweetly smiled, and the  boys all say the fickle goddess showed  good sense and judgment. Charley deserves a long roll of the green to match  the sterling qualities of his character,  which is like in colot to the snow that  caps the bald:head of Silver mountain.  A very successful concert and social  was given Tuesday evening in Bosun  Hall under the auspices of the Ladies'  Aid of the Methodist church. Prof.  Thomlinson's orchestra, was ih attendance, and several very good selections  were1 given. Silverton talent assisted  in the entertainment, and, with the  many excellent numbers by New Den-  verites, the evening was most enjoyably  spent. Refreshments were served at  the conclusion of the program and at  11:00 the large crowd in attendance dispersed for their homes.  the construction at the 'Emily Edith, reports satisfactory progress with the new  buildings.-  New quarters are being erected on the  L II, and development will proceed all  winter. Tlie lower tunnel is now in upwards of SO feet.,  Eighty-tune.tons .of ore was shipped  froni Whitewater last week, 15 tons being from the Jackson and the remainder  from tha Whitewater.  John Carrahar has just completed a 50  foot crosscut on the Drumlummond  group. The vein shows two feet of concentrating and five inches of clean ore.  There are 22 men on the Slocan Star  and the force is to be increased. Last  week three feet of concentrating ore was  unexpectedly encountered in the No. 5  level.   Tlie tunnel being driven on the  Mollie Hughes is in 80 feet. The ore  has staid with them all the way. At  one point it was 30 inches in width  Forty tons of ore are sacked ready for  shipment.  Docksteader Bros, have bonded the  Standard group, near. Cody, to Y,Geo. B.  Dean for $12,000. Cabins are being put  up and the property will be energetically  worked all winter. Six inches of clean  ore was recently struck on this group.  Very satisfactory reports are brought  in from the Jeanette mine, on Wilson  creek. In the cross-cut tunnel being-  run to demonstrate the extent of the  ledge, the. third ore chute has been en-  encountered.' 11 carries the' rielvest'ore  of any"and is 10 ihche- wide. The two  .ore chutes previously tapped are 12 and  8 inches in width  A new trail is being built to the Ca-  pella group Winter quarters are to be  erected, and work will be pushed all  winter This is another promising  New Denver property. Six distinct  ore chutes have been uncovered on the  property, from one of which three tons  of rich dry ore was taken and shipped  early last spring, realizing the, owners  a handsome nroh't.  mini bail of the ("Mdfellows, to be given  in the Music Hall, on Friday evening,  October 27th. These halls have come to  be looked upon as the great social event  of the season and, judging from the former entertainments given by thissociety,  all those who can will accept the oppor  tunity of spending a very enjoyable  evening with them this year.  L. A. Thurston  received   a  cable Saturday from J. A. Williams to put a large  force  on   the   Chapleau   at once.    Mr.  Williams  has   been  very successful  in  floating a company in  England, with  a  large capital, to develope the Chapleau  group on an  extensive scale.   There are  already good buildings on the property,  and considerable work done by the original owners.   This is one of the most  promising  properties  near Slocan City,  and the intention  of the new company  to develope it further at great depth will  almost sure to  make a very fine mine  'out of it.    Several carloads of ore has  been shipped from the Chapleau, and  the smelter returns have given  $85 per  ilNGREASING FORGES J  ton in gold.  FLOAT    FROM   NELSON.  SI.OCA.V CITY   NKVVS  IX   ItUIKF.  SLOGAN   MINERAL    FLOAT.  holder in the Northwest Mining- Syndi  -cate.  Alex. Sproat is taking a peep at Spokane.   Before returning  he intends to  ���see the Boundary from the top deck of a  ������cayuse.  There is a general feeling of relaxation in the depression that has existed  particularly around Sandon for the past  few months    A gradual revival is felt.  G. L. Taylor, C.P.R. agent at Rosebery, has been transferred to Nelson.  R. G. McGamon, formerly checker at  Slocan City, now does the work at Rosebery.  About  150  miners are   employed   at  Ainsworth.    The  Kootenaian  says that  they are paid 83.50 for eight  hour shifts  aud nor. $3, as stated   by the Nelson Tribune.  The Roman Catholics have secured the  Kerr brick building, on Bellevue ave.,  for church purposes. Regular services  will be held, the fir3t taking place last  Sunday.  Owing to the delay in the arrival of  supplies, the opening of - the new Presbyterian church at Sandon, billed for  next Sunday, has been postponed till  Nov. 12.  Everything looks promising for the  third annual ball of the Knights of Pythias on November 2. A big attendance  from Silverton and other outside points  is assured.  The train   service  on   the  Nakusp &  Slocan and  Slocan   River branches was  ���changed this week.   The trains now run  on the old time: Leaves Sandon at 8 a.m.,  leaves the Siding for Sandon  at'"-5:55.  The Best is employing four men at  present.  The force on the Queen Bess has been  increased.  The Wakefield concentrator is being  rapidly constructed.  The American Boy is to be a regular  shipper this winter.  The Evening Star, on the north fork,  will be worked' all winter.  The long crosscut on the Miller Creek  has caught the ledge in 330, feet.  The ore shipments of the camp for the  year have passed the 18,OOp, figure..  Ten inches of ore is showing on the  McAllister group, on the north fork.  The American Boy has considerable-  ore on the dump ready for shipment.  Slocan City has no idle men, as the  mines have taken up the surplus labor.  The Ivanhoe is steadily increasing its  force, the number now being upwards of  40.  Lack of proper quarters has caused the  Essex to suspend operations for the winter.  The force on the   Dardanelles is being  increased, there  now   beimr   28 men at  work.  New buildings are being erected at the  Hewitt. Ore is showing in the face of  both drifts.  Two cars of ore is being shipped daily  from the Lucky Jim, which is now employing 24 men.  Large quantities of supplies have been  landed at Ten-Mile for Camp Mansfield,  at the head of the creek.     .  Development is being; pushed on the  Maydee. The ledge is five feet wide and  carries considerable concentrating values.  Three hundred feet of tunneling has  been run on the Corinth group, near  here, since June. Three men are employed.  The crosscut tunnel on the Rockland  has cut the ledge, exposing a fine chute  of ore, carrying high values in gold and  copper.  Gordon Sutherland, who has charge of  E. Mansfield returned to Slocan City  on Friday.  The Warner Miller and McNaught  syndicate, are building a sleigh road up  Lemon creek to the Kilo group. This  road will beextended up to the Chapleau  group.  I A carload of ore was shipped last week  from th-a Black Prince to the Nelson  smelter. The property is now looking  better than ever, with six feet of clean  ore in tne face of the tunnel.  A sleigh road is to be built at once up  Ten Mile creek, from the end of the En.  terprise wagon road to the Smuggler  group, and everthing put into good  shape for active work on the latter property this winter.  There was a little fire- in Payne's hotel  Saturday night, caused by a stovepipe  burning out. Fortunately very little  damage was done. The bucket brigade  turned out in full force and soon extinguished the blaze.  J. W. Smith is working his claim,near  the Two Friends. He already has a tunnel well under way, and it is thought the  Black Prince lead runs through the  ground. He has some distance yet to  run to catch the lead.  Tom Henderson, late C.P.R. agent  here, has gone to Nelson, where he will  be train despatelier in future. His many  friends here will heartily wish him all  success in his new field. He will be much  missed in Slocan City, where he was always ready to take part in any sport.  The steamer Slocan commenced her  regular runs again Monday morning.  The time table is about the same as last  spring. The train from Nelson arrives  at11.20 a.in. and  departs again  at  12  John A. Turner will, resign his office  in about a month,and will go to England  for the winter.  E. J. Robie, one of the best tailors in  Kootenay, has moved into new quarters  on Baker street.  There are many nickle gamblers in  Nelson and, in consequence, the' slot  machines are fat and.healthy.  Otto Rosendale goes to England this  week in search of capital; for an enterprise that will mean much to Nelson.  The-Exchequer mine is looking healthy, and A. PL Kelly has a smilo that is  large, well defined, and strictly in place.  I). McArthur & Co. are making heavy  shipments to the Boundary. They sell  more furniture than any other house in  Kootenav.  J. H. Bowes, the well known lawyer,  has returned from a summer tour of  Europe. He has tv/o sisters residing in  Paris and another relative in London.  The Granite Mines has purchased the  Poorman mine for $215,000. The Poor-  man is about six miles from town and is  a gold producer of several years' standing.  Tyhoid fever  has a  few  citizens in  a  hot   place, but   most  of   them   escape  without any serious  results.   The fever  ,is not very strong, being a milk and water variety.  Pat Russell and F. Starkey, of the Par  son's Produce Co., were in the Boundary  country last   week,  partially  on   legal  business.   While there, in less than four  days, they took orders for over $41,000  worth of eggs, cheese, butter, and other  goods.   They took orders also for 10 tons  of poultry for Thanksgiving day,   but  have found great difficulty in   getting,  even a portion of that amount for their  customers.   The government, in chang,-  ing the date for Thanksgiving, has work  ed a hardship on   poultry dealers.    Turkeys are not fed  up  for the occasion  so  earlv in the season.  CONCEIT    UXADULTKRATKO.  A local writer, with more conceit than  wisdom, pens a lengthy effusion to the  Nelson Miner to disprove the statements  made in thesecolumns last week relating  to the malicious article appearing in the  i Miner the week previous. The audacious youth states that, "for the information of subscribers of the Lkdgk, he  wishes to state that, the criticism in the  LicnGB was a corrupt distortion of facts,"  and-he proceeds to unburden liis head of  several ideas the aggregate of which  would hardly be sufficient to tickle the  funny-bone of a flea. This inflated  vouth with miniature ideas presumes to  !,set himself up  as' an. authority against  noon.    Tlie steamer makes   two regular j the LKi.><.;fi, and   to discredit  this  runs daily, (i a.m. and   12 noon startinsr. I with its subscribers   paper  0 a.m. and  12 noon starting, j with its subscribers.     It is to be hoped !'Bosun (claims embraced  returning at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.' j the subscribers Vill appreciate the boy's j Lake Shore   Last week it was our aim to disabuse  the minds of outsiders,   who   have  no  means of knowing the exact condition of  affairs in the Slocan,  of the belief growing out of the malicious statements appearing in unreliable  newspapers,  that  the Slocan camp   is   dead   and   on the  verge of ruination.     We   would   again  further impress it upon the-minds of all  that such in not the case, and all effortf  being made to show that such is the case  come from a source that is not to be relied upon.    Business is not as good as it  was two years ago, and in  some cases  the effect of the lock-out has been more  seriously felt than in others, but the district as a whole has made better progress  in the way of substantial development  this summer than in any like period in  recent years,  and  better opportunities  are open to capital now than ever before.  This is not idle talk.    It   is   the true  condition of affairs, and is largely the result of the closing down of the big properties, thus forcing  the practical miners  to push development on new properties.  No one will deny that some  of the big  properties are closed down altogether,  and others are only employing partial  forces, yet this is offset to a considerable  extent by the opening up of other newly  developed properties,   vrhose forces ar��  being increased all  the  time.      And   to  say the camp is sleeping or dead is sheer  maliciousness, born more of the desire  than from actual conditions.  Last week we gave a partial list of the  properties working and the number of  men employed. The opposition press,  (those papers that believe they can win  the contest against the miners by decrying the camp) stated the list was incorrect, and attempted to prove there  was not the activity going on that we reported. We can conceive of nothing  more silly than this. It is to the interest  of every man in the district to have the  camp go ahead���every man but the  prospect buyer who wants to buy at the  lowest ebb���and the general revival now  noticeable should not be checked by the  political clogs along the way. The list  we gave last week was, in the main, correct so far as wa were able to learn. It  was not claimed that it was absolutely  reliable, for this ia aomething that absolute reliability cannot be attained in  since the working forces are liable to  change daily. Since last week we have  learned of further additions to the working forces and give below a fairly correct  : summary of the number of properties  working and the men employed:  Camp Mansfield  100  Springer and Lemon creeks   and  properties adjacent to Slocan City  including. Ten Mile  100  Florida  8  Best  4  Queen Bess  35  Idaho  8  Sunshine  16  Muldoon  2  Ivanhoe  40  Jackson  10  Whitewater  15  Hillside  3  North Fork Carpenter c. properties 15  Noble Five  10  American Boy   <,  Lucky Jim..'.  24  Rambler  30  Dardanelles  28  Standard  4  Slocan Star .'.  22  1 Payne    Sovereign   Madison   Ajax Fraction   Vulture   Ruth   Coin       ii  Unnamed properties around Sandon 25  ������         ������    Whitewater 15  Jeanette  15  Champion  s-j  California  9  Hartney  10  Marion  Iu  in group)., 9  . . 1  Maydee  Willa group.  , T.j. H   3*  4  4  Total No. men employed..... 733  . As stated above, there may be more  men employed on some of these prop  ertiesand there may be less, but. in the  main the list is correct. Many of the  larger properties are putting on more  men and there is little doubt but that  this number will be largely increased  before the month is out.  This number should lie increased to  1,500 men at least when the mines are  in full swing.     Indeed, with the, new  properties added to the list that have  been opened up the past summer, this  number should be raised to 2,000 before  many months have passed.     It can be  best judged from this,���taking 1,500 as  the number that ought to be employed  and  800 as the number actually em- .  ployed,���-what the condition of the Slocan actually is.    It can be. seen how absurd are the statements being made by  the emisarries of the "ruination" warblers.   These same unpatriotic criers of  ruin have pestered the Slocan before.  They will ever be ready to spout ruin  when the string- is pulled.    A chick that  befouls its nest is pecked out by the  mother fowl; and. the  man  that maliciously decrys. the district  that affords  him a living is  not entitled to  better  treatment;   He. is not worthy of Canadian citizenship.     The Slocan  is all  right!   It will be enriching the  world  with its precious metals when we are  all dead and buried.    Anybody not satisfied to keep a-drilling in  times  like  these should seek other fields.  PRES BYTE RY    APPOINT M. K NTS.  The following hav�� been selected by  the-Home Mission Committee of the new  presbytery of Kootenay,for Presbyterian  churches in the fields indicated:  Grand Forks���J. A. Robertson.  Columbia���I). Campbell, M.A.  New Denver, Silverton and Nakuap���  G. S. Scott.  Slocan City���M. D. McKee.  Sandon and Whitewater���J. A. Ferguson.  Ainsworth���George M. Young.  Ymir���Henry Young.  Camp McKinney���To be supplied.  Greenwopd���J. A. Cleland.  Cranbrook   and   Fort   Steele���G.   A.  Alexander.  Fernie���D. L. Gordon.  Cascade���James McCoy, M.A.  Moyie and Kimberley���Vacant.  Rossland Mines���Vacant.  Nelson Mines���D. Lang.  Summit Mines���D. A. Stewart.  Fairview���Vacant.  Rossland is self-supporting and has. D.  J\Ic,G. Gandier, as minister.  Nelson, is self-supporting and  has.R.  Frew in charge.  Trail is an  augmented charge, with J.  Munro, B.A.  Kaslo, augmented, has A. D. Menzies  as its minister.  GOLD    ON    THE    KETTLE.  Bill Green, Fred Robinson and David  Whiteley, or Red Paddy, as the latter is  familiarly known, left the Slocan about  a month ago to prospect- along the Kettle  river. At a point 30 miles from Fire  Valley and 50 miles from Vernon, they  located six claims, calling them Thistle,  iose, Shsimrock. Manxman, Taf-  LealY    One of   the num-  15  i")  S  lgj White  fs j fay, and Maple  her staked a pre-emption of UiO acres.  Work on one of the claims has shown up  a paystreak that carries free gold in  large quantities. The party came out.  this week, bringing with them a large  sack of rock, thickly studded with gold.  The exhibition of the samples at Nakusp  on Monday  caused  an   excitement, and  Tlie prospects are that this winter will  see a,large mini her-of miners working  near here. At present the following properties sire being actively developed :���  Arlington, Smuggler, Black .Prince,Kilo,  Chapleau, Skylark & Ranger, Two  Friends, and a number of others. The  Tamarac and Evening Star will likely  start up again shortly.  Invitations are  out  for  the   third an-  vain folly. It is the first time a sub-  clerk in a mining company's office has  attempted to do such a thing, and his  simplicity is to be' pitied rather than  condemned. It was ever thus: "Foole  rush in where angels fear to trod."  Subscribe for The Ledue before it is |  too late.   The circulation is limited to !         o  2  2  2       15  Vancouver     10  Wakefield      15  Noonday     15  Queen Fraction       2  .... ,     i      ��� , ��� ,     Adela      -2  a million, and when that point is reach-; Hewitt f*  ed our books will be closed I A. E      4  Ruby       3 j already several prospectors  are on their  Anglo-Saxon   Capella   Mollie Hughes   Lost Tiger   Emilv Edith   way to the Kettle. Tlie claims mentioned are four miles from Mclntyre's  stump mill, and three miles from the  Vernon road. A wagon road to Fire  Valley would give the shortest routes to  the camp. Red Paddy and his partners  will take in supplies "and work all the  winter.  The  ore   shipments   from   Rossland  last week amounted to 4,22a tons. *��&*  THE LEDGE, NEW DrrA'VEK, B.C., OCTOBER 19,  1899.  Seventh Yeah  The Ledge.  Published every Thursday.  R. TY LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months S .75  Six " 1.25  Twelve "  ��� ���. ��� '���!���<*>  Thkee yeahs -.  5.00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line tirst in  section, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Ojrrespondenee from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Ahvays send .something1 frood  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest  A pencil cross in this square  indicates th:;t your .subscription is due. and that the editor  wishes once a-jaiii to look at  your collateral.  TBURSDAY, OCTOBER 19. 1899.  A     LIVE    COKFSE.  Much has been said and much has  been written about the eight-hour  law in the Slocan. It is now over  four months since the mine managers  stood pat and commenced to sip  misery, while they waited for this  great district to become a corpse. It  is still alive although it has stood a  lot of jabbing lrom the pens of literary wild-cats, and a hurricane of wind  from pleasant, but misguided, mine  managers.  Upon examination we find that the  camp which has made Kootenay  famous is still breathing ancl lias over  700 men working within its borders  at mining. We find that the forces  are being constantly increased, which  will be sad news to those who wish  people to believe that we would have  nothing to live upon this winter except blue-ruin and snow. There is  not an empty stomach in the camp,  and the inhabitants still wear clothes.  If Thanksgiving had not been sprung  on us so soon this vear we would all  be eating turkey today. Those birds  are so scarce that they cannot be had  for love or money. We all have the  price, and will have other luxuries  in their stead.  We do not think that the mine  managers have displayed any vast  amount of gray matter in their upper  stope from the way in which thev  have conducted their campaign  against organized labor. Few of  them have displayed qualities that  would entitle them to a reputation for  generalship. Some of them have  seen the opportunity in the present  trouble to procure new properties at  lower prices than would prevail if the  Slocan was free from the present conflict.  The mine managers should  have  conformed  to   the conditions  forced  upon them last June, and bided their  time, instead of sulking like a lot of  children   whose   ma   will  not give  them any more pie.     Their actions  have damned their cause. If they had  not raised such a howl,   and acted as  though they were the  only people,  the trouble would have terminated in  one of wages instead of hours.   In the  meantime,  while  waiting for developments the price  of lead and silver  may depreciate, and stockholders be  gin  to think that their mines   will  need better management it they ever  want to look again upon the welcome  face of a dividend.   We feel sorry for  the mine managers.    The situation is  no doubt perplexing to them and they  have  some  of our   sympathy.    We  never give advice,   but if we  were  managing a mine  in  the Slocan we  would run it  full   blast or else  quit  the job.     We would  not  waste our  time trying to force labor to our terms  when such a thing is impossible, unless foreign  scabs and  an army of  soldiers are brought into the camp.  "Oh, papa," he exclaimed,  j as they stopped in front of the elephant,  | "look at the big cow with her horns in  i her mouth, eating" hav with her tail."  i y ���  | ''Why was it forbidden Adam and  | Eve to eat of the fruit from the tree of  i'knowledge?'' asked the teacher of the  juvenile class. -'Mebby he was afraid  j they'd fall out of the tree an: g-et hurt,"  j replied a little fellow who had bis arm  , in a sling.  | ' ���'-  ��       .  j Teach a boy to be saving after the  | following fashion and he may grow up  land become a 'much-sought-after hank'  j cashier: "Yes," said the father to a  j visitor, as he stroked his little son's  I head, "'Johnnie has started a bank for  | his odd pennies and nickles. How  i much have you saved up, Johnnie?"  | "Seven cents," replied the youthful  | banker,."besides the SB.90 vou owe it"  i If is said that Hubert Burns" famous  song, "Coming through' the live,", did  not, have, reference to a rye field, but to  a small river, live, in Ayrshire, which  could be forded. In wading through,  however, the lassies had to hold up  their petticoats, and it was a favorite  pastime 6i Robbie Burns and mischievous companions to lie in wait for the  lassies coining through the Rye. When  they got to midstream, the laddies  would wade out and snatch a kiss from  the lassies, who were unable to resist  without dropping their skirts into the  water.  >IAU�� AND THK JUDGE AGAIN.  Maud Muller jumped on   her time-  worn bike ��fjj!|g;  For an evening nffejat the dusky pike.  An old drop frame of a 'way down  gear,  With a rattle the sleeping dead would  hear !  The judge came pounding along behind,  Out airing his great judicial mind.  He noted the figure neat and trim  And graceful motion of hidden limb.  And he said to   himself in his grave  delight:  "Wliat'smatter with Maudie?   She's  all right!  He drew beside  her  and  asked her  flat,  Why she rode such an old ice cart as  "that?  ,  And she said saleslady could ill support-  Such wheel as the judge of the district court.  tAftj^JhEfa&aAkAfaSkl  aiko  oetreal  Established  1817.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    : 1,102,792.72  HEAD OFJ-'ICE, MONTREAL.  Et. Hon. Lord Strathcona a.id Mount Rofal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  E. PFTT, Manager  r-a'warvta'M "wj -.-�� v~s -tii  vsz *��ai -^'���"jj-vs �������� ���Cjr��sra"srv&-a--.'^'KK3-'ssrxi^ -^i  z^X3sa,cr<3T<r3By*z&'W3KHa��?tis&Z  lice   ,  STARVATION  FOR  THREE DAYS.  News has reached Victoria from Atlin  of great hardship suffered by a party of  miners,   consisting   of S.  Taylor,  W.  Bickford and A.  Tomasse,  who were  lost, on the Teslin trail to Atlin.     They  arrived at Atlin  on Oct    4th,, sixteen  days from Teslin.    They were nearly  three days without a morsel of food.  Tomasse anticipated  the arrival of his  two more unfortunate companions by  two days,  having separated  from the  others hoping by a wide divergence of  route to come upon  something in the  way of humanity.     When  he reached  Atlin he got together a small party and  went back to search for his lost friends.  They were found encamped on  a hill  about 12 miles to  the north of Sucker  Lake, and the tale they had   to tell  when rescued was a pitiful one.    When  the  food ran shy they lived for four  days and a half on one half pound of  beans per day each.   Then they reluctantly killed their pack horse.   But the  sacrifice need  not   have been   made,  for about a couple of hours  later the  rescuing party arrived.  Cody Wanted to Get 111.  He told her she could  ride,  With a diamond frame, if  his bride.  on a chainless  she'd  be  Or if she would burst  up his solo Hie  They would tandem 'together as man  and wife.  Confectionery of many kinds ahvays in  stock at Xesbitt's.  Maud bit at the bait like a hungry  trout,  And the old judge smiled as he yanked her out!  They ride on a tandem now, of course,  But Maud has to work like  a treadmill horse!  For the judge has  learned how to sit  and shirk -  And let his darling do all the work.  He weighs two hundred and fifty-one  But the poor girl thinks it an even  ton!  And she often  heart:  "I wish I  was  cart!"  says with a pain-rent  back on  mv old ice-  Col. Cody helped to build a church at  North Platte and was persua.led by his  wife and daughter to accompany them to  the opening. The minister gave out the  hymn, which commenced with the  words, "Oh, for ten thousand tongues to  sing," etc. The organist, who played by  ear, started the tune in too high a key  and had to commence again. A second  attempt ended like, the first, in failure.  "Ob, for ten  thousand   tongues to sing,  my great " came  the opening words  for the third time, followed by a squeak  from the organ and a relapse into painful  silence, Cody could contain himself no  longer, and blurted ont: "Start it at five  thousand and mebbe some of the rest of  us can get in."  Winter will soon be here and the milk  shake will become dormant, but in its  place Williams has a line of drinks that  will not redden the nose or make his  customers feel like casting a vermillion  hue over the surrounding scenery.  "Of all true words that.I ever spake,  The truest are these :  'He's a bloom  ing fake V "  JOHN WILLIAMS  Dealer in  A ,v D  IMPORTED  DOMESTIC CIGARS  ANDTOBACCOES,  PIPES, &.C.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,  Oonfection-  erv and Fruit.  Tuk Lkdok office is working a i  shoot of high grade, job printing, and  shipments are being made to many  camps. Call iii and assay the samples.  Tin- bulldog is chained up and there, is  no d-inger of getting knocked down by  she wind from our big cylinder press  PHOTOGRAPHERS  LOOK!  Cabinet Solio  l.jii, no|'iv|ntiil  Film Cartridees. 3hs3!...75c.  other Supplies, sinnc r.-iti-s.  O. STKA I'M EARN.  K.itslo. B. ('  BRICK  K'SR   SAJjK.  JOHN   GOKTTSSCHK,  ���NEW DENVER.  Established IK'';*-  ��. M. SANDILANDS,  SLOCAN  MINES  SANDON, B.C.  M iuiiifr Stocks bought, and Sold.   General Agent  for Slociin Properties.        Promising-   Prospects For Sale.  E. M. BRINDLF  Watchmaker  C. S.  KASHDALL.  Notary Public.  A. I-*. VAVQ.UIVM.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MINlXd  INTKUKKTS BOUGHT,   SOLD  anl> BONDED.   invited:   Abstracts of Title lo mineral claims.  CORRESPONDENCE  T.D. WOODCOCK & Co.,  Tinware,  Stoves, Miner's Supplies,  Paints, Oils, Glass, &c.  CANTON and JESSOPS' STEEL. CALIFORNIA GIANT POWDER.  Slocan City, B. C.  and Jeweler  New Denver  ..Orders by mail receive prompt at  tention.  '   ,  Otter Baits  Large size for trolling for  big fish now in stock; also,  small  BATHS IN CONNECTION.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  E B. Dunlop  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  Children's Hair Cutting: a Specially.  SLOCAN   CITY, - - B. C.  NOTICE.  The Clifton House,  r<HAK.  E.  STRICKLAND  will  colled   all ac-  V    cunts due me. and jj'ive ivcei'i! lor tlicsninc.  Now [��cn vim-. Scut, l-l. ISSI'.I.  r  ML'NRO.  F.  G. FAUQUIER,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a, larjre number of ixsople.     The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dining Room  is provided with everything   in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckle}', Prop.  3yCcOetll\irri cSTcov  SLOGAN CITY,  B. C.  WARE<  N.'iku.-|i. r..i;.  :*-*C_>3*feaC._>^  Heavy and Shelf Hardware.        Jessop's and Canton Drill  Steel.       Stoves, Tin and Granite Ware.  We are handling all kinds of  IVES  Blasting, Mining and Sporting Powders.    Also Blacksmith's  Coal.    Lumber, Sash and Doors.  Hill Bros.  Manufacturers of  The outlook for a wholesale murder  business in South Africa looks quite  bright. Just before the dawn of the  twentieth century it seems so unfortunate that nations ancl people are  still unable to settle their troubles  without resorting to violent means. \  It will continue to be so until avarice,  love of conquest and bull-headedness  are extinct. Then the millenium  will have some chance to do business,  and hell will peter out on this mundane sphere. I  spoon  and Trolling Ld'nes,  Gaff Hooks, &c.  Nelson's  Drug & book Store  New De.nver, B. C.  Sunday hours: 2 to 5 p. in.  Fellow Pilgrims  LIGHT   ANI>    BREEZY,  Tommy, aged 5, was .strutting'around  the house in his Hr.st pair of boots and,  being- told his baby sister wanted to  kiss him, said: "I'll just bet a cent chat  kid takes me for her father."  ��  Little. -1-year-old Mabel was runnings  down hill, holding- her dress tightly.  '*Be careful," called her mother, "or  you will fall." "Oh, no I won't," replied Mable, " 'cause I'm holding tight  to mvself."  ��  Small   Willie,   accompanied by    his  father, was-; taking in   the circus  and  If you receive a copy of Tin: Ledgk without  being-a subscriber, do not lie alarmed.   It  will  not cost- you anything-.   After ns-ayin-* it. if you  I care to diii' up. you can give no offense by sending in your collateral.   The annual  assessment  | is -*2, but if you are financially  in the sump send  | in $1 and for six months yon will have all the  'blessings that this  paper csin bestow upon you.  The circulation is limited  to one million, so do  not dally too long- with procrastination.  R. T. LOWERY.  We put th.it ad. in The Ledge. Reader,  you would be surprised to learn- the  number of orders and enquiries for. sam--  ��� pies we received for Flannelettes, Cash-  . merettes, and Fall Dress Goods. This is  very encouraging* to us and shortly we  intend sending you 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.  Fall  Are now being opened up, and a choice  assortment they are, too, comprising  Cashmeres, Serges, Figured DressGoods,  Underwear, Gloves, Trimmings, Shoes,  Hose etc. As soon as they..are marked  off we will itemize some of the lines  which we are sure will be a pleasant  surprise. In the meantime, send us your  orders for any of these goods; satisfaction guaranteed, otherwise money re-  lunded at our expense.  F.  W. JORDAN & CO., Nakusp.  If. D. CURTIS,  Notary Public.  Mines;   Real  Estate;   Insurance;  accountant.  Abstracts of Title Furnished,  SLOGAN CITY, B. C.  NEW DENVER,   B.  c  Provides ample and pleasant .-i'ceolh'modation ior the traveling public  Telegrams for  rooms promptly attende-1 to.  HENRY STEGE,  Topnetor.  rn ported  Goods of rough  textu re  are Popular  this season.  and  Shingles  Orders   shipped  to all  parts  Country.      Mill  at  head  ��� Slocan Lake. ���  of the  of  J. & R. D. CAMERON,  Tailors. Sandon.  W. S. Ukewkv  Kaslo. B.C  H. T.Twkhi  New Denver, B.C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.  i2TRashdall & Fauquier, Agents.  JJOWARD WEST,  Assoc. RSM, London, Eng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Projierties   examined    sind   reported on  )������;   m  tending purchasers.  Aswy office hm\ Chemical  Laboratory. l-Jellr-  vueave. New Denver. B C.  Postoffice address, Rosebery.  hoteI  CTORIA  JOHN V. PERKS, Prop.  HOT AIR  HEATED BY  and    Electric   l~~I V^  (  Bells and Light in every room....  Large and well lighted Sample Rooms  Hourly Street Car between hotel and  Station.   Free bus meets all trains   Reasonable Rates.  ���-t&ftpmes*^. REVELSTOKE  Night grill room in connection for the  convenience of guests arriving and departing by night trains.  \[t L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc  Sandon, B. C.  Branch office at New Denver every  Saturday. Seventh Year.  THE LEDCiE, NEW DENVER, B.C., OCTOBER 19   l��y9.  DAUGHTER'S   FIRST   BEAU.  i hain't no great detective likeyerread  about���the kind  That solves a whole blame murder case  by footmarks left behind;  But then, again, t'other hand, my e\ es  hain't shut so tight  But I can add up two and two and get  the answer right;  So,   when   prayer    ineet'n's,    Friday  nights, got keepin' awtul late,  And, fer an hour er so,  I'd hear low  voices at the gate;  And when that gate got sag-gin' down  'bout half a foot ei* so,  I says ter mother,  "Ma," says I;'"Ma;  tildy's got a beau."  We oughter have expected   it,   she's  most eighteen, you see;  But, sakes alive! she always seemed a  baby like tor me;  And so a, feller's after her; why that jest  beats all!  But, t'other Sunday, bless your soul, he  come around ter call;  And when 1 see him all  dressed up, as  dandy as yer please,  But sorter   lookin'   \s   if  he   had  the  shivers in liis knees,  1 kinder realized then,  yer might, say,  like a blow,  Thinks 1, "No use!   I'm gettin' old, Matilda's got a bean."  In their sloop the trip back to Moose try for some daughter of a trader and a  Factory was made and the canoe again squaw The Indians at St. George  taken for civilization, which was number 1,000, are good hunters and  reached a few days ago. Before the farmers and dwell in houses with  Boston men returned to  their home or  gardens.  Mr. Osborne came west the land offices The partv reached Moose Factory  at Ottawa were visited and large tracts prior to the arrival of the annual Eng-  filed upon for the syndicate. j **sh supply steamer, and found the post  "We, found a wonderful country." j still reading papers brought in during  said Osborne, "and our experiences j the summer of 1898, and pretty near the  would take days to tell.  We have taken J end of the lot.   On  the   arrival   of'tha  Jest twenty-four short'years gone by���  it doesn't seem live, I vow!  I fustcalledon Matildy-���that's Matildy's  mother now:  I recollect I   spent an hour a-tyin' my  cravat,  And I'd sent up to town  and bought a  ban"- up shiny hat,  And, my!   Oh, ,'ihyl   them   new plaid  well,   wa'n't    I  new  somethin'  up lands that will make our company  one of the leading mineral organizations of the world, and if railway communications are made there will be a  great boom in that region before long.  It took us seventeen days of canoeing  to get from Missinable to the head of  James Bay, and twice as long, to come  back, for we had on the return a long  tramp afoot over territory we had  floated going- down.     There, wens 155  yearly mail,' the factor of the post takes  all papers, arranges thern by dates and  doles them out day by day, one at ��  time,, beginning with those of oldest  date. So that the post gets its daily  news, day after day, but always one  year behind the time. Magazines are  also read in the same systematic way.  Along the shores of Hudson Ray the  party found evidence'' that the ��� lands  were raising gradually, and it was plain  miles of walking in one stretch coming j that volcanoes had been at work in this  south. jnot  distant past.     Whales  were fro- i  "But it is not a difficult  nor danger- j qnently   seen,   and   floating   ice   was!  ous trip to make, and there are none of j abundant all the time.      Mr.   Osborne  the obstacles of the trip to the Klondike j brought back  with  him  many curios,!  Sweet Oil Tot the Toilet.  ^DSd you ever suffer torment from a shoe  ���tf-ght in one epotl1 Here is a remedy for it:  Aq&J ��w9��t oil to the stocking where the  rabcomee. It is better than applying it  to the boot, because it softens the inside of  -fee boot where it is needed instead of the  outside.  Sweat oil is an excellent household companion. It heals burns and bruises. Used  to tho form of baths it feeds the skin, prevents colds and gives flexibility to the  Biusoles.  Delicate people derive the greatest benefit from being rubbed with olive oil, and  for fragile ohildren it is invaluable, especially when there is any tendency to weakness of the chest.  A soft corn can be cured by placing a  tuft of cotton wool, saturated with olive  oil, between tho toes and renewing it ev-  sry day. The corn will very soon disappear.  When the hair is dry and brittle and  tsogily breaks off when brushed, a little  alive oil well rubbed into the scalp every  uight will give nutriment to the hair  Inlands and strengthen and inoreaae the  prow th.���New York Press.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Alice   Fractional,     Spokane     and     Last  Chance No. 4 Mineral Claims.  Sit unto in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay   District.       Where  located:   In  Best Basin.  ���TAKE NOTICE, That I, Herbert Twigg. agent  1   for James A.McDonell, Free Miner's Certificate No. B20.!;24, intend, HO days from the date  hereof,, to apply  to the Minings Recorder   for  Certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining'a Crown Grant of each of the above  claims.  And further take notice that action, under  ection  ?,7.  must,  be   commenced before the  G^ffl1^  ANDSOO LINE.  New Fast Daily Service between  Atlantic ail Pale ��>��� �������  Impal Limited  issuance of such certificates of Improvements, j TninisniTcrl    �����,������,.4.-  Dated this i:>tjj day of October, i��i!i. impioved   connecting-   service   via.  Revelstoke or Crows Nest route   to and trom���:   oli  HERBERT T. TWIGG.  IIiiriMei- Fraction Mineral Claim.  p.-llits;  "���rand  When I come .up  tlie walk with some  fresh posies in my hands'  And didn't I feel like a- fool when her  young brother Joe  San" out: "Gee Crickets! looky  here!  Here-comes Matildy's beau:"  And now another feller comes up my  walk just as guy I  And here's Matildy" blushiiv red in jest  her mother's way,  And when she says she's got'ter g'o an  errand to the store,  We know he's waitin' round, the bend,  jest as fve done afore;  Or when they're in the  parlor, and I  knock, why, bless yer heart!  I have ter smile ter hear how quick  their chairs are shoved apart.  They think us old folks don't, catch on  a mite, but i-.ho' !  1 reck in they forget   I   was Matildy's  mother's beau.  WllA,   mVAff.    THK    YUKON.  KiiorinouH   Fields   of   Min era la   on  KnHtei-n Shore* of Hudson Hay.  the  Ungava Land, a region as desolate  and unknown as the Klondike was four  years ago, has just been penetrated by  a party of prospectors headed by a  newspaper man of Fort Francis, Ont ,  and consisting for the-most part of men  representing a wealthy Boston syndicate. From their reports aiid from  statements made by a member of the  Canadian geological survey, whom they  found in that region, they have run into  a new Klondike and a better one���better in that it is richer in diversified  minerals, of larger extent, and easy to  reach, compared to the ice deserts of  the Yukon.  About a year ago J. A. Osborne,  editor of a newspaper of this boundary  region, became the possessor of a diary  that had been the records of an old employe of the. Hudson Bay Company.  Reading it without much regard for  what there might be inside, he was astonished to find that it told circumstantially the discovery of mineral deposits  on the eastern shore of Hudson Bay,  north from the Whites river, in what is  known as Ungava Land, one of the last  remaining unexplored tracts of the  North American continent. The description both -is regard to location and  minerals was so clear and lucid that  Mr. Osborne had no great ' dillic.ulty in  inducing Boston capitalists, friends of  his. to provide the funds to equip an  expedition to explore for these mineral  fields. *-, ;.- ���_������;     ,'..,  Late in'MavY.'of tliis veai-. the.partv  left Boston, Yujd. on' June1 4th disem-  barked froin a Canadian Pacific rail way  train at Missinable station, in northeast  Ontario, ready for the difficult aiid pet-  haps dangerous trip northward' down  the rivers that flow into Hudson Bay  and afong the shores of that vast sea.  By canoe they went north from Missinable along rivers, across lakes, over  fords and portages known only to the  Indians and Hudson Bay Company  traders, and in a month readied the  mouth of Moose river, at the south end  m .James Bay. where is located the important post of Moose Factory of the  Hudson Bay Company.  In a small sloop, managed by Indians  the explorers continued northward,  along.the shores of .Limes Bay, and  passed out into the large waters of  Hudson Bay itself, which was reached  early in .Inly. Here considerable ice in  Hoes was encountered, but the sloop  pushed along still north. At brief intervals, where the original explorers  h.-id noted minerals, the prospectors  landed and explored inland to the east,  finding evidences that the diary had not  been at fault. Minerals of the highest  economic value were often found. Before turning again to the south the  p.ir'ty had satisfied themselves of the  vast mineral riches of the region and  had found what appeared to indicate  without question large and valuable  deposits of gold, silver, copper, iron,  anthracite coal and lignite, gypsum  and cinnabar. There were also beds of  potter's clay and silica sand, of apparently large extent. On tracts where  the party discovered mineral they have  now filed claims at the Dominion offices  in Ottawa.  or many others of the distant gold fields  of the world. The country can be  readied by water direct from any port  on the Atlantic coast by going north  around the Labradore coast and into  Hudson Bay. Once a year a ship comes  from England to Moose Factory, which  is the Hudson Bay .Company's headquarters for the entire far northeast,  and it has no difficulty in getting into  the great bay and down to the head of  the James. For the past 1.00 years this  trip has been made every year.  "There are rich fields for all kinds of  mining enterprises all along the route  we traveled. Just north of Missinable  there are beds of gypsum, lignite and  anthracite coal; near Moose Factory  are deposits of gold, silver and copper;  not far off there are beds of the finest  potter's,clay and sand, and still farther  north are rare minerals, besides deposits of iron ore that seem iimitless. There  is a. mineral region of 2o0,000 square  miles���perhaps twice as much. We  could not tell anything of its extent���  no one can for years���and there is room  for the prospector for a century, perhaps. The country seems to be one of  nature's greatest storehouses of minerals of economic and precious values.  Analyses made at Ottawa on our return showed our coal to be of the best  grades of anthracite, our iron to be excellent, our other minerals to be all we  had expected.  "On the east shores of Hudson bay,  near the Great and Little Whale rivers,  we found A. P. Lowe of the Canadian  geological survey, who had been traversing that region for two years and  was about to corne home. He had been  engaged in making a geographical  track survey along- the east shores of  Hudson and James bays, as far north as !  Cape Wolfenston, and had found much  in the way of mineral wealth���so much,  in fact, that he told us he was sure the  region holds mineral wealth that far  exceeds the Yukon or any other territory yet opened east of the Rocky  mountains He believes fully that it is  the coining mineral producing region of  the American continent.''  The Boston company for whom these  lands waro, taken has decided,   it is un- j  derstood, to  fit out a   steamer in the!  spring with a large amount of supplies i  and with men to  explore and  develop!  its holdings there     The boat  will   be j  sent north and down into Hudson Bay j  to Great Whale river      Railroads can |  be constructed ..down to Missinable and I  Moose   rivers at  no undue cost;  and  there are large and comfortable settlements of the.Crea Indians and the Hudson Bay Company af   obits where supplies are needed.     At   many   of these  settlements many of the luxuries of life  are to be found,  and away   up "on the  shores of Cape Hope the party found an  English piano", sent from:' the old conn-  New to ver  Transportation  & Light Co.  PALMA ANGRIGNON,  PROPRIETOR.  Pigs aa "Life Savers.  To think of pigs as life savers seoins ira-  pofcsible, yet some j"i*vs on a vc-.scl wrecked  on tho coast of Australia have proved'that  pigs, in an emergency, can rise to the level  of the heroes in tho animal world. Tho  ves-sel went ashore on some rocks 150 yards  from the shore. On board were some soldiers of Australia who were return in;.'.-  from England, where they had been taking'  part in the ruiccn's jishii'-e. Andi'sil'si. as  you know, ir one of the &ut...lii-Ji -coluisit'ii.  Tii ere were no rockets on I lie .-���hip, when  it went on the rocks, to he used to attract  attention from shore. The sen was eiiisi:  that night.    The pigs were thrown over-    board, with ropes or sign.-il lines attached  .,,        . i   ���     ttt  . ii i   to their  hind   legs.    They swain   ashore,  I on i Jones, .loan Watson, and James j and 0f course attracted the at ion Mon of the  .Iclfry, all of Windermere, have bonded    life saving station men, who then saw the  the Watson  group, situated   on Spring! ship and at once hc.gun saving the passen-  hoth oi Indian work and of the .Hudson  Bay Company, some of the relics being  not less than 200 years old. Samples of  the. mineral resources of the region  form(;d, of course, much of the return  freight of the canoes used by the party.  (���fum chewing is quite a fad with many  people. Its devotees in New Denver can  ahvays find the prime article at  Williams'.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division ol V\ est  Kootenay District. Where located: Adjoining tlie town of Three Forks.  ���"PAKE NOTICE Thai I Ernest Harrop. Free  1 Miner's Certiiieate No BU082. recorded holder  of a one-half f.;) undivided interact, as agent'for  Geo. A..Petty, recorded holder of ii one-half (.])  undivided interest, Free Miner's Certificate  \i\3\i30, intend sixty days froni the date hereof  to aji|)lj- to the Mining Recorder for a certiticate  of improvement!?, for the purpose of obtain  ing Crown n grant of the ahove claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 n.list be commenced lielore the isMiunce  of niich certificate of improvements.  Dated this lth day of October. 1RM1.  ol-.' ERNEST MARKUP.  Kootenay Country  First-Class Sleepers on all trains trom  Arrowhead and Kootenay Ldg.  Tourist Cars pass Revelstoke daily  for St. Paul; Thursdays for Montreal & Boston;   Tuesdays &  Saturdays for Toronto. '  creek, of that district, to W.G. Mitchell-  Innes, representing the New British  Columbia Syndicate of London, for  Si00,000 Spring creek is a tributary o'f  Toby creek. The ore is highly prized  by smelting men.  Williams has received a line of pears  that are better than they look. Their  exterior appearance is'green, but their  interior is white and as easy to take as  ice cream.  gers'by using the traveling basket, a wire  cage in which the passengers wore brought  ashore as rapidly as the basket could go  between the ship and the shore. We do not  know how the pigs were rewarded. It must  have been hard for the pigs to swim ashore,  for they do not like water.���Outlook.  WANTED!  2 500 Miners ;es,���'��  erotis Mines of British Columbia, at ihe following jirices ju-i- day of eight hours-  Hand Drillers  .-"������S.oo  Machine Men  3.50  Miners in shafts  3.50 to s*4.00  Carmen 2.5u to  3.00  Shovellers ,   2.h>  Laborers  si.nii  Blacksmiths '  3..r>'J to -1.00  Timbermen  3.5a to  4.00  Apply to���  THE SILVER-LEAD MINES ASSOCIATION.  Sandon  British Columbia.  Legal Ti'iidei- Mineral  Claim.  Situate iu ihe Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay Distiiet. W'lierc located: A relocation of Free Coinage near the Noble Five  .Mineral Claim.  TAKE NOTICE, That, I,Charles S. Rashdali. of  New lien ver. 15. C.. acting as agent lor  .James Wilson, free iniuer's certiiieate Xo.SMsMA,  .lames Wilson as administrator of tlie estate of E.  C. I'ciise, deceased, Lewis W Toms, freeminer's  certificate BHit'l and Caleb A. Freeman, free  miner's certificate No. 83iia7A. intend, sixty nays  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for* a Certificate of Improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the aliove  claim.  And further tsike notice that action, under sec.  tion 37. must be commenced, before the issuance  of such 'Certificate ol 'Improvements.  Dated this 1st day of October. .1890.  CHARLES S. RASHDALL  NEW DENVER TO  oronto,    - 92 hrs   Montreal,  5JG hrs  New York, 10b' hrs   Winnipeg", 52 hrs  Vancouver, ~2?> hrs   Victoria,   38 hrs  (JO.NXKCTIO.N'S  Revelstoke and main line points.  U:22\<. Dlv: Iv���Denvc-i'C. Siding���ar: Daily U':02k  11:00k ex.Sun: Iv N.Denver Ldg: arex. Sun. 15:20k  kossIjANd, .nelson and chow's nest link.  I5.".'0k ex. Suns lv N.Denver Ldg: ar ex.Sun 11.00k  Ascertain rates and full  information   by addressing nearest local agent or���  VV. Ii  E.J. Coyle  G. B. GARRETT, AgentNcw Denver.  Anderson, Trav. Pass. Agt., Nelson.  j\. G. P. Agt., Vancouver.  Lot _'!ioi���Eidoratlo Mineral.. Claim.  Situate in  the Slocan Mining Division  of West  Kootenay  District.      Where    located:     In  Noble V". Gulch about one mile east of Sandon. adjoining- the Mollie.  'PAKE NOTICE   that  I. Robert   E.   Palmer.  L    agent for Edward .Mahon. F M. C. No. SM537,  Harold Selons, P. M. C. So. 1)8142. and,.James  Rae, F. .M. C. No. 212.1A. intend, sixty days from  the date hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder !  for a certificate of improvements for the purpose  of obtaining a Crown grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 5th day of October. 1899-  on * R. E. PALMER.  Spokane Falls k Wm  SYSTEM.  NELSON & FORT SHEPPA RD CO.  RED MOUNTAIN RY CO.  Best   Fraction  and   Humphrey   Mineral  Claims.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.      Where located: In  McGuigan Basin, adjacent to the Rambler  and Best mines.  'CAKE NOTICE That I, Alex'Sproat, actingas  JL    agent for the Rambler-Cariboo Mines  Ltd.  j V. M. C. No. B. 1228D. intend, sixty days from the  I date hereof, to applv io the Mining Recorder for  j a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  j obtaining si crown   grant of the above claim.  j    And further take notice that action under See.  37 must be commenced before the issuance of such  I certificate of improvements.  j     Dated this 27th day of September. 18!)9.  T^incoii  Mineral Claim.  NEWSPAPER  ADVERTISING  i  in a judicious, pains-taking  way, and the circulation of  neatly    printed,     attractive  BUSINESS  STATIONERY  in the ordinary channels of  ���������rade   and    correspondence.  Slocan City  burnishes accommodations  to the traveling* public  equal to any on Sloe in  Lake. Comfortable beds  and tasty meals. The best  brands of liquors and  cigars on the market.  ! Situsite in the Anow Lake Mining Division of  I West Kootenay District. When; located:  i On Liucoii Gulch, north of Cariboo creek.  !-"PAKE NOTICE. That, I. George Alexander,  I 1 Free Miners' Certificate No. 74000. acting for  ! myself and co-owners, intend, sixty days from  | the date hereof, to apply to the .Mining Recorder  I for a Certificate of Improvements, lor the pur-  i pose of obtaining a Crown Grant'of the above  ! claim  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this lath day or September. ISOii.  ssM GEORGE ALEXANDER.  The all rail and direct route  - between   the  Kootenay  ..District and..  All British Columbia Fonts  Pacific Coast Points  Pu^et-Sound Points  Eastern Canada and the  United States.  Connects at Spokane with  GREAT "NORTHERN RAILWAY  NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY  O. R. R. & NAVIGATION CO.  Leaves Nelson 9:10 a. m.  Maps furnished; Tickets sold and information  given by local and connecting line Ticket,agents  H. A. JACKSON, G. P. & T. A.  Spokane. Wash  KOOTMAY   railway  & NAVIGATION CO.  Helena Mineral Claim.  vvaiveneiu .uounriuu.  THOS.   LAKE,   PrOD.    'PAKE  NOTICE Thai   I.  Chas.  E.   Ho,   '  :  I.    miner's certificate. Nt.  TSUiiA. intend  II' it's an incrisasu of business  you are-after .you can ^'et it.  The quickest way about it is  to advertise through the  columns of Tine Kddgk���the  most widely-read paper in  the mining-region. It o-oes  into   every  home in Slucin  /npHE  K  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  L  arge  AndY  Comfortable  Rooms  General braying: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.  Saddle Horses and Pack Animals,  j  Feed Stables at New Denver.       i  J. E. Angrignon j  The Leading ]  Hairdresser  Bosun Block, New Denver. B.C.  New. Dean ver  Saodoirn  Kasilo  Whitewater  SJocasi  City  5.ilyerto;rn  Maim log  Fitted with e-vei-y modern  convenience. Special protection ao-fiinst fire. Rates $2.60  and ��3 pel-1 day.  COCKLE &  PAP WORTH,  Proprietor*.  Situate in the Sloean Mining Division ol' West  Kootenay District. Where located: On  Wakefield Mountain.  jie, l*i-ee  I. sixty  (lays from tlie date hereof to apply to tlie  Mining [{reorder for certificates of "improvements f"i- the |iiu'|K)Si' of obtaining-a Crown  grant, of the .-11�� ivi- claim.  And further lake notice that, .iction under section ;!7 inu��i Sic commenced liefore the issuance  ol such certitieuteof iniiirovi-.nieiits.  Dated this ��.itli dav ���>!' .Ans-ust,, I8n:i  a.'il ' CHAS. E. HOPE.  ���/'oldiMi ('i'iuvii Mineral  Claim.  .-'ituared in the Slocan City Miniius Iiivi-ion of  We;-t Kootenay Di-lrie.*-.' Where located:  On Sjniiitrer (.'reck, about Ihrce miles froni  Slocan City.  TAKE NOTICE That r. Chas. E. Hope, free  '1 minci-V (-("titic'ite Xn.'TOGs-sA. intend, ('inlays  '.r.ini the dale hereof, to apply to the .Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvement.-, for  the purpose of obtain intra crown'irrunt "f the  ii hove claim.  And further take notice thai action under section ;i7 must he commenced before the issuance  of .������iich ci-rtilicaic ol imiirovemcnls.  ; Pated rhi-; I'lt-h ,i-i v ,,f Amriist. i��>:i.  a-ll* ' CHAS   E.  IIOl'E.  Operating Kaslo & Slocan Railway,  International  Navigation &  Trading*  Company.  KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY.  Schedule of Time.     Pacific Standa rd  ���Time-  Passenger   train for Sandon    and  way stations  leaves Kaslo at 8:00 a  in. daily,   returning,  leaves Sandon  at 1:15   j'.   m..   arriving-  at    aslo at  .'5:55 p. in.  The  Nakusp,  a coin/orti-Me hotel f��� -i- travell  to stop at.  FRED J. SQUI&E  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  In this advanced age it is  out of business gear to at-,  tempt to carry on any business without suitable printed  stationery. You should be  supplied with g-ood quality  Letter Heads  Billl Heads  Statemeints  Mrs. McDougafd.  nemo Heads  Full Line  of 'Suitinars and  Trousei-injys always on hand.  Travelers  Will tind the  Arlington Hotel  a |ilens.-inl place to stop ut when in  SI can City.  GETHIXG & HENDP:KSOX. .Proprietor*.  J. M. M. BENEDUM,  Silverton. ASSAYER.  J.'K. C!  -ARK,  to  andmINING  Reports,  hx.-iiiiinations  mem.  and  NEW DENVER  Manag-e-  E. C.  �����*���>��������������������������<  DK. MILLOY,  DENTIST  ROSSLAND.  ss��i��s����ii��������ni��i��im  F. L. CHRISTIE, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  SOLICITOR, Etc.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Every Friday at Silverton. SANDON, B. C ���  Anything Wanted?,/  Call or address���  THK LEDGE,  K. T. LOWKKV.  Editor and Financier.  HOTEL  New Denver, B.C.  A. JACOBSON & CO.. Prop*  Best meals in  the city���Cunifonnhlr  ronniK��� Har replete  with tlie best of  Liquor and Cigars-Best service throughout.  I INTERNATIONAL    NAVIGATION  & TRADING CO.,  operating- on  Kootenay Lake and River.  S. S.' ISTERSATIOSAL.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson at 6:00 a.  in., daily except Sunday. Returning  leaves Nelson at 4:30 p. m.. calling*  ,-it Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth and  sill way points.  Connections with S. F. & N. train  ro and from ---Spokane at Five Mile  Point; also with str. Alberta to and  from Bonner's'Ferry, Idaho.  .  S.  S. A1, BERT A.  ��� Leaves Nelson for Bonner's Ft rry,  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays  at 7 a in , connecting with steamer  International from Kaslo at Pilot Bay.  Retur ling* leaves Bonner's Ferry at  7:00 a. m., Wednesdays, Fridays  and Sundays, connecting with str.  International tor Kaslo, Lardo and  Argenta. Direct connections made at  Bonner's Ferry with Great Northern  Railway for all  points east and west.  LAKDli DUXCAX   PIVTKIOX.  Steamer Intennti ��� lal leaves   aslo  for Lardo and Ar^envi y  -���!: lo   . m.  Wednesdays and Fridays.     Steamer  Alberta leaves Kaslo t'uv Lardo and  Argenta at 8 p.m. Sundays.  Steamers call Ht principal landing's  in both directions, and at, other-points  when signalled.  ickets tsol i to all point i Ca ada  and the United Statas. o ascertain  rates and full information,   address���  Rohkkt Irvixo, Manager.  S. Ca.mpbeUj, Kaslo, B. C.  Freight and Ticket Agt.,   Sandon.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  I'o mid from European   points via Canadian  and American line*.     Apply   for .sailing dates  rate", tickets and  full  information  to any C.  Ry a (rent or���  (i. li. GARRETT.  C. V. R. Ancnt. New Denver.  W. 1*. F. Cnturnings. G. S. S. Agt., Winnipeg.  i)  R. A.S. MARSHALL.  Dentist.  Kaslo. li V,  Oradunte of Anicricun < ���  Chicago  illetrci.t Denial Surgery THE* LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., OCTOBER 19,  1899.  Seventh. Yeah  THK    BOOM    TOVTX.  I able by virtue of his own superior force;;   ������' The sternest  measures  will not be too  Bill DeVere was once an editor. He strong for him, and until the last vestige  has also written poetry. Here is one ! of Dutch power, whether in the Trans-  that will act like soothing syrup upon j vaal, the Orange Free State, or Cape  those who have lost money in towns j Colony is swept away, he will not stay  like Pasco. Gray's Harbor and one or ; his hand. The idea is well illustrated  two near home: j l>y Sir John Tenni si's cartoon in Punch,  Down the street of a western town. j representing John Bull saying;   "As you  Neath the beetling brow of a mountain j will fight., you shall have it this time. It  In-own, j is a fight to the finish."   ,  Elbowing-his way  'moiig-  the bustling \    Once Generai Duller gets to work, it is  throng, ' ! believed that   the   Boers   will offer   very  That  suro-ed   and  swayed   and jostled ; little  organized   resistance.    Something  along-  Came a   miner,  old   and   bronzed and  gray.  He noticed none as he passed on his way  But. beneath his breath  you could hear  him say���  "D n Anacortes!"  Ihe "con" man grasped his horny hand,  Ann prated of friends  in  a far-off land.  He told of Swig-ging, his brother-in-law,  And every friend that he ever saw:  But the  miner  looked  in   the distance-  drear,  As it* he were drawing a spectre near,  And only these words could the listener  hear���  "D -n Anacortes!"  The real estate man, great and .gruff,  Extended  his  hand aud  unloaded old  ffuff;.  He told of a country that made people  rich  On a g-opher hole or a swampy ditch,  But the miner was versed in Los Angeles lore,  And San Diego, he'd been there before.  Down in Walla Walla he'd sold a farm,  And at Puyallup a house and barn.  He sold a mine in the Coeur d'Alene,  And a herd of cattle from off the plain;  All that he had, every inch'of ground.  And he'd joined the stampede down to  Pug-et Sound;  He dumped it all in, made a sucker's  play,        "  They told him, the railroad would come  that way.  He lived on bologna, his  hair turned  gray*  And'now he's a tramp and does nothing  but say���  "D n Anacortes!"  depends, of course, upon the -success  they meet with in the interim, hut the  life insurance companies are only asking  an extra premium of 5 percent.as a war  lisk.  CAXA1JIAX .VOLUVrrcjiiiS WANTED.  Ottawa, Oct. 14.���Colonel Foster,  chief staff officer, has issued an order  for the enrollment of l,u0u volunteers  for the Transvaal. They are to serve  under the Army Act for six months,  with liability of extension for one year.  Rations, clothing- and equipment are to  be provided free. The pay is to be the  same as under the militia regulations  for the permanent corps, until the point  of debarkation in South Africa is  reached, from which date the British  rate will prevail Tlie standard height  is 5 feet (5, with 31 inches chest measurement, and not less than 20 or more  than 40 years of age. The enrollment  will beat Victoria. Vancouver, Winnipeg, London, Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, Montreal, Quebec, St John, Char-  lottetown, and Halifax. Applications  are to be made through commanding  officers. Troops are to embark not  later than Oct. 31st.  Tola  5,4:W'.  2.2i5  MS  THK    BIGHT    HOUR    f.AW.  SLOCAN    ORE    SHIPMENTS.  Total shipped Julv 1 to Dec. 31, 1898,  17,994 tons. Jamiarv 1st, 1899,' to  Oct. 14:  Week  Payne   Last Chance   Sloc.-iH Star    Sapphire   Coin   Ajax   :   Sovereign   Reco    ...  Ivanhoe :���  Treasure Vault   Red Fox.   Trade Dollar   Liberty Hill '..::..,   .UlKlis'ill   Wonderful   American Hoy   Idaho Alines.'.   Queen Bess ���   Wild Goose ���-..,   Monitor...-   Wli'ien-aTcr   .Jsicksou   .....  .Hillside   Bell     Wellington ...   Antoine   ��� ���  Rambler.   Dardanelles..    Great- Western   B .suit   Marion   Capella....:....'..-   Fidelity;'.   Vancouver   Wakelield...   Emily Edith   Comstock :   Noonday ......   Enterprise.   Tniiiiirae   Black Prince    Chapleau.     sslJ^SS  ass from Nelson  :'S I    ''^-Ts^SS  74  15  The  in  Total tons....  Williams has a line  lfiSJ  18.0i*JH  that  in  of  pipes  order to be appreciated must be smoked.  Peterborough, B.C., will have a big  hotel, the grounds upon which it is to  be erected being .already cleared.  Buildings of every description are  springing up like magic in this hustling  little burg.   The townsite company is  THE WALLACE-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 \'vee pass back.  er.Co.Ltd.  Baker St, Nelson.  allace=Mil  (Pleasemention Tuk Lkdgk.)  Parson's  Produce  Co'y  building a wagon  road from the town  to the road running up Toby creek,  which the government is building from  Athalmer.  C.  Ii.  Mackintosh   Tells   Toronto   til olio  What He Thinks of It.  BOER WAR IS ON  England is Determined to Sweep  Oom Paul Oft the Earth.  the  negrotia-  War, so long   predicted as  bein  inevitable  climax  to hopeless  1 tions, has come at last, and is now in  full swing for the subjection of the little  Boer republic, whose military sun rises  and sets at Majuba Hill.    Great Britain  has set going  machinery more powerful  than that which crushed Napoleon, and  twice as strong as that which gave her  Egypt and   the  Soudan.   General   Sir  Redvers  Buller  has gone, and  already  the Boer  bullets have sung the song of  desperate resistance.   That the next few  weeks will be  marked by sharp fighting  can almost be  taken for granted.    That  the result will probably be for a time not  too favorable to the British, is also to be  admitted.    The  main question  is, how  long  are  hostilities   to last.    Ultimate  British victory  is assured by  reason of  overwhelming strength.   A  forecast of  the length  and  nature of the campaign  should not be  ventured without knowledge of  an extraordinary  chcumstance  communicated, by most reliable authority���namely,  that General   Buller   has  gone   to   take   entire command of the  South African situation.    He will be as  absolute as Wellington and less hampered than was  Kitchener.   Therefore, not  only is the conduct of the war in his discretion, but also virtually the future of  all South Africa.  Tw.o months ago the secretary of state  for war, the Marquis of Lansdowne, offered General Buller command of the  projected army corps. Sir Redvers declined to accept it, unless the War Office  would guarantee him between 60,000 and  70,000 men. He is quoted as having  said on that occasion: "I shall not be  handed down in history as another Sir  George Colley." The reference,of course,  was to the defeat at Majuba Hill; and he  also said that if he were to go, it must  be on the distinct understanding that he  could select his own staff, and would be  entirely uninterfered with by the War  Office. Prior to Lord Lansdowne's assent, General Buller freely expressed the  opinion that when he had driven the  Boers into a corner, his hand might be  stayed by a peace-lovin�� cabinet or a  weli inteiitioned War Office, a condition  of things he could not tolerate for, sis lie  expressed it. his hand was '-not one of  those that, once put to the plough, release their grip.''  It appears that   both   the  Queen   and  cabinet practically  acquiesced in bis demand, although,  of  couree,   retaining it :  nominal    control,   scarcely    worth    the I  name.    Genera! Buller is 'pretty certain |  to cut tin- wires   in-hind   him so as to be  out    of   touch   with   London   at critical  moments,   for   fear   the   cabinet   might  change its  mind.    Me  knows the Boers  and   has no   liking   tor  them.    He   has  campaigned over the   whole present battle ground, and   is, above  all,   a  soldier  from iiead to foot.  As soon as he reaches South Africa he  will inaugurate a campaign of such aggressiveness as the world has seldom  seen, but which he believes to be justifi-  Speaking in a recent  issue of the  Toronto Globe, Hon. C. H. Mackintosh, of  Rossland, said of the eight-hour law:���  "I really have not time to go into details  regarding the issues.    However, I  may  say this, and common sense suggests it>  that no government should countenance  mischievous legislation.   The eight-hour  law was really never asked for, that is, a  law  making   eight   hours   the  limit of  mine workers.    It was hastily conceived  and passed, without the consideration a  measure of the kind deserved. You know  that many of the mine owners cannot af'  ford to pay exorbitant  prices  for  labor  while developing a  property.    The consequence is, scores  of mines have been  virtually closed, and only those yielding  substantial profits can continue the work  of exploration.    This I look upon as very  detrimental, not only to the Slocan   district, Rossland camp and  the Boundary  country, but as likely to prevent investment.    It  would  be  very  hard now to  annul the legislation  spoken of, but my  hope is that friendly arbitration may result in an agreement on the basis of contract labor, when the best men will make  contracts  with  mining companies, and  thus be enabled to secure more than the  ordinary profit of eight hours work. The  coast cities depend a great deal on   the  mining industry,as throughout a greater  portion of  the  western   portion  of the  province mining supplies  are purchased  there.      When  the   mining   market  is  congested, the interior should have been  so developed as to  counteract the result  of mining depressioi .   British Columbia  requires an interior  railway policy, such  as did so much for  Ontario from 1868 to  to 1884.   These short subsidized   lines  were doubtless instrumental in developing various   industries, including stock  raising,  manufacture of cheese, raising  of poultry, as well  as  the utilization o^  water power for  various manufactures.  To some extent  this  might  be accomplished in  British  Columbia, and there  is no province in Canada richer in varied  resources than this very province."  The populace still buy cigars at  Williams'. They must like them or  they would not come so often in search  of goods that are high in aroma but  reachable with an ordinary amount of  collateral.  "Pa, did you know  ma  you married her?"  "No, my boy, I didn't  long- before  know her   till  Wholesale  BUTTER  EGGS  CHEESE  GREEN FRUITS  CURED MEATS  VEGETABLES  '%^^>%^*'^i^<*^S*%,'%^v%^%>  Shipptrs of the  Early Breakfast  Brand of Bacon.  long after."  Nesbitt has fruit   that is delicious in  quality and reasonable in price.  Fall  Underwear  Something t' at will keep -\  you warm and free from  cold, at prices lower than  ever  offered   before-r-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.  Full stocks  Nelson   and  carried at  Rossland.  Fall  and  Winter  Suitings  o my  itrons  in the Slocan  9 *%^-^tk^V%^i  !%WW��*  Mail orders solicited.  Wine Co.  NELSON, B.C.  Wholesale  Dealers in  I have opened my Tailoring establishment in  Nelson and am prepared ^  to fill all orders with neatness and dispatch. Most ���  p stylish Suitings and workmanship guaranteed.  When in Nelson call and i  inspect stock, or write me'  and I will call on you with'  | sample j of goods in my,  trip through the Slocan  which I contemplate making in a short time.  Hoping to   he favored ���  with your orders, I am���  Yours truly,  E. J. Robie  The Tailor.    Nelson-. B.C.     .  .-���������V-V-V-%/-V--t>-*'^^ <-<V--4  Boys,  my  Over=  coatings  will just  suit you.  * Prices low  &  and  New Inventions.  Below is a list of new inventions recently patented by Canadian inventors,  through the agency of Messrs Marion  & Marion, New fork Life building,  Montreal:  J. F. Grimrnett, Boissevain, Man.,  Self-rocking Cradle; J. B. Kill, Win.  Chester, Ont., cutting bar for mowing  machine; J. HY Underwood, Calhoun,  N. B., hag holder; A. Grenier, Vancouver B. C., weeder and cultivator;  Daniel Sullivan, Dominion City, Man.,  drain ditching plow; A. Urquhart, Fort  QuAppelle, N.W.T., snap for harness;  Thomas Fortier, Waterloo. P Q., attachment for plows,- Delphi? Denis. St.  Bcnoit. I'.Q . potato digger;-David Hollo rd. Birth:. .Man., device for supporting horses heads: NY L. Gobeille, St.  Hyacintlie. P. () . attachment for plows.  Important, to  Holols.  Cigars.  Write for Prices.  Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenay  ftJELSOlU.BVC.  WHOLESALE GROCERS  Agents for B. (J. 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  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  LigMed by Electricity  Has been thoroughly,  renovated and refurnished, making it one of  the best hotels in  Kootenay. The table  has the best in the  market, and tlie bar  contains the choicest  brands of liquors, wines  and cigars.  Mrs. L. A. Snowman.  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  '"Caw-V a complete stock of  F xj :r,isr IT XX DR, EI  and solicit orders from any part of the province.     Write for prices.  Applicants for liquor licenses should  send in their money and applications to  the minister of finance at Victoria, about  the middle of November,in order to have  attention paid to them. All applicants  must attend the meetings of the license  commissioners, due notice of which will  be given in this paper in December.  Twenty-two men are being- employed  at the Red Line mine on McDonald  creek, in the Windermere district, rui-  der the foremanship of John Ferraday.-  of West Kootenay. The second payment on the bond on the property has  been made. The property will be worked all winter  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 at Sandon. Nearly everything is new around this  old-time tavern   except  , j-the   whiskey   and   the  :!* landlord.  ���Wcfc'Orahdo,  Art Goods  Bronzes  1 iano and  Table lamps  Jardinieres  ric-a-JJrae  Cut Glass  Clocks  'We are the Largest House in our  ,-line, and devote ourselves especially.i  to, importing* foods' adapted ' toY the i  Kpoteriay people. -���-.":���  ������We carry a full stock at all seasons  of the year.  Our  assortment is constantly   replenished   by  the arrival from  thej  manufacturers.  ���:��� Discretionary mail  orders receive  our   prompt   and   careful attention.  They will be filled by salesmen con-|  vefsant with the  needs of your locality, our aim being to secure duplicate;  I order?.  Sterling  Fovelties  MManicnreSets!  Toilet Sets  Soap Boxes  Po.wder B'oxesf  Atoniezers  Baby Sets  Combs and Brushes  Jacob Dover, Jaw9lBn  XEL-'ON*   B.C.  for further information. ^SSSXSSSS,

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