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Array l -L^^^a^/Z^  ^/  d^^tn  Volume VIII.    No   4.  NEW DENVER, B. C, OCTOBER 25, TJiOO.  Price, S2.no Year  .IN*  ADVANCE  gas9^��s?asfssss5sssssssas5sss^ i ^*��>* *�� ^- -m- piat,,,-,,,  i  O-  paid  Candidate Ch^s- Foley  ��2   SS  The Miners'  nominee  Ably  Presents His Case  g�� ���     to a New Denver Audience,  S^j j ents, Mr..MacNeill and  ���'"v I tlu*- onlv thiii"' Im*. cr  ��2 '  Friday  night the   weather   was  not  propitious  for  political  gatherings���or  for any other gathering but that around  the family  fireside���and, yet, a ��'ood-  sized audience filled Bosun hall to hear  the independent   labor nominee, Chris.  Foley, discuss the  political  and industrial issues of the campaign.    As everybody knows, Mr. Foley- was  chosen by  the   Union mine   workers'   convention  held in Nelson two weeks ago.    He was  the unanimous choice of the convention,  and, judging from his able  address delivered here, the   minors   knew their  man and his ability.      The nomination  was tendered Mr. Foley in the depths of  Mother Earth and  he  sent   his acceptance to the convention.from the 400-foot  level of a Uossland mine.    As oneof the  labor leaders  remarked,   they  have in  Mr. Foley the best, man they could get  from their ranks,   of  whose  argumentative qualities they  are justly proud,  and they believe he will,  if  elected, do  much in the interest of  labor and assist  largely to disabuse  the minds of the  capitalistic classes of the idea that labor  leaders are  wild-eyed  socialists, anarchists, and breeders of  discontent.     It  is claimed for  Mr.   Foley  that  he  is a  man of sterling qualities,   reasonable,  just and very  conservative  in his deal-  in as with all questions of dispute arising-  between capital and   labor, and his address indicated  that  this claim  is   not  far wrong.  D. J. Weir acted as chairman of the  meeting, and cordially invited opposition speakers to take the platform, but  none responded. Mr. Foley was introduced and prefaced his address with  the usual facetious remarks about his  personal feelings, and encouraged the  boys by stating that thus far in his  travels about the constituency he had  received unmistakable assurance of the  loyal support of the laboring people,  and felt confident that he would be  elected, in which case he would lend his  aid towards bringing about a more  equitable enforcement of existing laws  governing the interests of capital and  labor, and the enactment of new laws  that would tend to'bring capital and  labor more harmoniously together.   On  It was the aim of  the  labor (party to  do away with these conditions and bring-  about a new and  better system,   when  all disputes will be  settleil . by arbitration, and reason and   justice shall take  the place of brute  force.     He  believed  that laboring  men   should  be  made to  obey the laws of  the   land,   and  stated  that they were ever ready to do so, but  they wanted to  see   the  laws  enforced  equitably.    Today,  said  he,  there arc;  laws in all Canadian provinces allowing'  working-men to organize unions for self-  protection, yet in many places, and especially in the  thickly  populated.cities  of the east, it is impossible to organize  because of the tyranny of the employers,  and the law affords no protection whatever.    He called particular attention to  those   conditions existing at Sudbury  among the nickel mine workers. There  repeated efforts  had   be.n  made  to organize, and men had   been  sent  there  for   that   purpose,   but   the   operators  would place detectives on  the  track of  the organizers and when they caught a  man talking with   him   the   name   was  handed in to the company and  the following day or week the workman would  be discharged.  Discovering that neither of the old  parties were disposed to give to labor  justice, and having tired of being duped  time and again, laboringmen had detcr-  soinf attention   l<>. his oppon-  d  Mr.  Gallagher,  on Id   say  against  ^ I them was that they were both lawyers,  9Q j and he did not think they were the best  ob j kind of people, for laboring men in look  | to for aid.    He closed his remarks with  a quotation  from   Wendall   Phillips advising working men   to  stand shoulder  to shoulder'and "never forget.''  At the conclusion of Mr Foley's remarks, Mr. YVilks, Union organizer,  briefly eulogized the Labor candidate  and the platform and principles of his  party. He represented to the businessmen how their interests were identical  with those of thelaboringman and asked  their suffrage in the interest of Mr.  Foley. He was pleased to note the  conditions existing in lhe Slocan now  in contrast with those of some months  ago when he visited this section in the  interest of organized labor, and predicted for the camp prosperity and  peace for years to come. His remarks,  like those of Mr. Foley, were enthusiast i call v received.  THE    CONDOR    Cl.AIAIS.  t STocan  LOCAL    CHIT-CHAT.  There is some typhoid fever in Slocan  City.  ball in Slocan  Concentrates  Paid-Up Subscriber.  SLOGAN     HrrNKKAIi  FLOAT.  We have to acknowledge the  receipt  of a copy of the prospectus of the Condor j )  Claims, Limited.   This is a small enter-  prise of ��20,000 capital promoted by the,D3   Camp   Qo3sip Condensed  for  the   Benefit   OI   the  North-West Mining Syndicate, who are|Sj?  the vendors, and take ��10,000 in shares | r\&  for the   purchase   consideration.    The   "^  Bosun Mines is another offshoot of the  same  parent  company,  and  no doubt  the shareholders in these two undertakings will rind the necessary capital  to develop the Condor group of silver-  lead properties,'which' are situated on  Four Mile Creek, which flows into  Slocan Lake. The total area is large,  consisting of 003 acres, and one of those  who took a chief part in acquiring these  claims states that there are two miles of  mineralized vein on the property, which  is a tunnelling proposition. .Thesuccess  which has attended the opening up of  the Bosun property justifies the vendors  in anticipating that their judgment in  this case wil! be as satisfactorily vindicated.���B. C  Review.  </z  the other hand, if he was defeated he  would accept gracefully and return to  the depths of the earth to handle the  machine drill as he was doing when he  was nominated. Mr. Foley is a man of  perhaps 50 years of age, and impresses  one with his intense earnestness and  apparent determination to carry out  what he believes to be right. His  manner of delivery is easy and convincing and these introductory remarks  seemed to "set him right" with his audience.  He   then proceeded   with a  lengthy  discussion   of  the   conditions  existing  between capital and labor,  and the un  just application of the  laws of the land  ag'ainst labor and   in  favor of capital  So powerful has the money aristocracy  become, said he, that today it is next to  an impossibility to  have placed  upon  the statute books a law that would act  against capital, however just   the law  may be, or to have enforced  a law giving labor equal rights with capital.    If  these conditions are to continue he predicted the inevitable result would be a  revolution the likes of  which the world  has never seen.    Particularly threatening have things become in  the   United  States, where we see  labor and capital  standing ready to engage in  common  combat for supremacy  on  the slightest  provocation.    In Canada conditions are  not so threatening,   but  everything is  tending that way and the da\ is rapidly  approaching when a serious clash can-  no^be averted.    At   the  present time  labor is kept under  by  a military despotism under which the laboringman is  placed at the mercy of the employer.  By one subterfuge and another the military arm of the law in called into play,  always against the masses, and organized labor is held up and   robbed of its  rights and privileges.  mined to launch an independent party  in this province. It was not their aim.  nor had they any idea of ever reaching  ���the point where the government would  be placed in the hands of the labor  party, but what they desired was to  hold the balance of power in the legislative bodies so as to be able to have  something to say in shaping the, laws  that go.vern the destinies of labor.  The Conservative party, said he, had  outlived its usefulness. Its leaders  were non-progressive, indeed, were  retrograding; "they have degenerated  into owls, and are content to hoot the  old old hoots of 85 years ago." The  Liberal party was more progressive,  but the leaders have failed to fulfill their  pledges made to the working people.  "Had they done so I would not be on  the platform tonight." Mr. Laurier  promised to stop the emigration of Japanese and Chinese, but when it came to  the pinch he gave it out that it would  interfere with the Imperial policy. The  fact of the matter was that Mr. Chamberlain had informed the Laurier government that while total restriction of  Japanese would interfere with the imperial policy, yet there was nothing to  prevent the passage of a law framed on  the lines of the Natal Act. Mr. Foley  contended that the lax policy of  Laurier in this respect was responsible  for British Columbia being flooded with  Asiatics, greatly to the detriment of the  Canadian workman.  Again, in relation to the recent  trouble in the Slocan, the Laurier government construed the alien exclusion  act to mean that aliens could be brought  in under certain conditions, which conditions allowed the mine operators to  put aliens in their mines and force the  Canadian miner to accept a reduction  of the wage scale. After the trouble  was settled, and the miners had been  forced to submit to the reduction, said  he, an agent of the Laurier government  informed the mine operators that they  would not be permitted to again bring  aliens into the country. If it was contrary to law after the strike, what conditions made it justifiable to import  aliens while the strike was on? This  the speaker said, Mr. Laurier failed to  explain.  It was to avoid a repetition of the  difficulties experienced in the Slocan  that the labor party was striving to  secure a compulsory arbitration law.  If such a law were' passed all questions  of dispute could  be quickly and ami-  Roat Fponn other Cannps  .{��*��*  PHONES    PHOH   NELSON.  ECHOKS    FROM   SANDOX.  Baker street has its new face nearly  finished. Its stone complexion will imt  lade easily.  Free lunches ate common in this city,  but they are not found where live-cent  beer exists  Loan companies are skimming plenty  of fat from the commercial broth in  this energetic metropolis. i  Harry Hughes was in town last week i  He has been operating in tlie Kettle!  River country all summer.  The street cars work long hours, and  are sometimes  used  by  the   public  to!  ride in.    A lower   rate  might  increase  the habit.  A. H. Kelly has made another sale  and a small fortune. Kelly is somewhat  of a hero. He once paid a $2,000 board  bill all at once.  Sid Cnmmings, the  well-known cap  italist,   has   returned   from   a  tour  in  Washington.   He made several  investments in Spokane.  John Crowley, while at work in a  shaft on the Bird's Eye mine, near  Nelson, was struck by the falling bucket  and had his collar bone broken. He is  now in the Nelson hospital.  Gilbert Stanley talks of spending the  winter amid the roses of California. No  one better deserves a holiday, as for  seven years he has stuck closer to business than any other man in Nelson.  The sea serpent of Kootenay lake  still interests the public. Captain Kane  has been rishing for it, but so far has  not been able to get a hook strong  enough to hold it. It will be a great  relief when this mystery is cleared  up.  The Ymir  mine has at last   posted  notices stating that the standard scale  of wages will be paid.    This mine was  the only one in  Kootenay that  refused  to accept the Slocan  compromise scale  adopted some months ago     Its present  action removes all cause for friction between the mine and the Union.  The men  working at  the  Mansfield  camp had Ernest Mansfield arrested on  a capias last week because their wages  were not in sight.   This seems strange.  Ernest has caused plenty  of money  to  be. expended in Kootenay, and although   are opening the Palace restaurant  this  wise men wondered at his investments j week.   Both of them aretenderfeet from  no one thoua'ht that a capias would ever j the pastoral scenery of Lambton county  have a bond on him. ' and the wide area east of the  Rockies,  Last week at Nelson Justice Walkem ] but the-v are ���-^ers. They will serve  sentenced Fred Kettner, a firman : ,neals that can he eate" withoiU' <la"Ser  prospector, to 18 months' imprisonment i t0 the astronomical machinery of man.  for obtaining money under false pre-! '"'"ffestioii will now wane in this burg  ienr.es in connection with a mining deal. ; The multitude are crying aloud for  His partner was acquitted The fraud ��� ''ght and sidewalks. Upon these dark  transpired in connection with the sale | nights the situation is terrible as be-  of a mineral claim in the Burnt Basin j 'ated pedestrians are liable to bump  district. John H. Dilberger of Tacoma \ their physical natures against anything  was induced to  purchase the property | rl'��'n a brick block to a pile of discarded  Bob Broddy has gone to Nelson, probably for the.winter.  The Italian sky has not been excessively prominent in the Slocan lately.  The water works are being extended  un Cody avenue, but not as far as the  dairy.  The Sandon Laundry is putting in a  steam plant. Its proprietor should  start a branch in New Denver  Chas. Gales has a barber shop in the  Balmoral. Charles is one of the best  artists this side of the Atlantic.  James J. Godfrey has opened a fine  line of insurance. He represents nearly  a dozen companies and should prosper.  The Misses Mcfvinnon, two of the  most popular milliners in the Slocan,  returned from a trip to Nelson on Saturday.  Yellow specks have appeared in the  city. Jim Kee has bought a lot, and  will raise vegetables. Jim has his  nerve.  Thanksgiving Day passed away  without any remorse. People who live  in Sandon probably do not need to give  any thanks.  The death of open gambling has  caused many a booster and shoestring  gam to go prospecting for suckers in a  formation where the iron hand of the  law never turns a blackjack.  Harvey Barton secured six months in  the vulnerable bastile at Nelson last  week. He tapped a $35 lead in Valentine Klemm's clothes while the latter  slumbered. Thus it is that the wicked  get free board.  Sandon is shy a (ire brigade, but  there is no hurry about getting one.  The town is too green to burn before  next summer. A brigade of snow  slide catchers would be more in order  during the fleecy months.  Boh and Neil Macdonald have abandoned the tent caravansary and are  now looking over the bar of the new  Balmoral. Tenderfeet and others are  allowed to tie up their mules in front of  the house before undergoing the irrigating process.  Joe Robinsop  and  Andy  Allirigham  The Oddfellows give a  Friday evening.  A. Jeffreys, of Nelson, will open a  store in Silverton.  The Albe Heywood company will  again play in New Denver on Nov. 7.  Andrew Stewart and Miss Mary  Barclay were married in Nelson last  week.  John H. Wereley has built an addition and otherwise improved his residence.  The expenditure of government  money in a district generally gives  somebody a soft snap.-  Fred Buckholz,steward on the Slocan,  procured a divorce from his wife in  Spokane a few days ago.  Rev. Yates removed his family to  Golden this week. He is well pleased  with his new field of labor.  Churches are still being built in Nelson. This does not necessarily indicate  an increase in righteousness.  If you get a sample copy of this paper  do not be alarmed. Taken regularly it  wil! benefit you more thin tonics or  sermons.  Preparations are under way for the  annual Xinas tree jubilee. This is the  day New Denvei celebrates without  opposition.  Archie McDonald went up to the  Speculator Tuesday to take charge of  the kitchen. A force of 20 men is employed there.  Owing to ill health Engineer Christie  of the Slocan has resigned and will  leave for the coast where he hopes the  salt air will revive his drooping ener-  on the   strength   ot   specimens   which  cably settled, as they are  in Australia, j Kettner claimed to have taken from the  and a far  better  feeling  will  exist be-   dairn.      When   Dilberger visited   the  tween capital and labor. claim he failed  to  find  mineral,   hence  Mr.   Foley  briefly  reviewed  some of; the persecution.  poker chips. Turn on the glim, and let  its bright rays chase the black shadows  of night up the snow tipped mountains  and away from the slippery silvery  streets of the Slocan's slickest'town.  Chicken dinners were numerous the  past week. The bachelor boys say  'Ewe'r some other fellow is prepared to  clean up the whole roost in a single  shift.  Coal is selling at $7 and $7.50 a ton  laid down at the Siding-. This is much  cheaper than wood at $4 a cord, and  very much easier to get when there is  such a scarcity of wood cutters.  The cleans on the sidewalk just opposite the Bank of Montreal are so much  admired that the following notice was  tacked on one of them the other day :  "Good Gawd, Green ! this beats our  scavenger system."  Thanksgiving day was a quiet one in  New Denver���so quiet, indeed, that the  populace did not waken to the fact that  it was a day of feasts until the evening  hours drew near, but they fully made  up for their forgetfulness then.  Matrimony has become epidemic in  the Slocan. This is one of the complaints that man is heir to against  which no quarantine laws can be made  effective. However, those afflicted with  it show no signs of distress, and will  rapidly recover with the application  of the prescribed remedy.  Dorsey Benton met with a severe  accident on Sunday forenoon. While  alone in her house she laid down on the  bed smoking a cigarette. Falling-  asleep the lighted cigarette set fire to  her clothes, and before she could extinguish the flames she was severely  burned. Although in a critical condition for three days it is now probable  that she will recover.  Bill Hennessy is again in these parts,  having gone up Ten Mile on Saturday  to see McPhee, an old friend he knew  in Nevada. Bill has wandered some  since he left the Slocan, having been in  Alaska and other mineral-touched  regions. He. has been operating on  Midge Creek all summer, while his  brother Jack is in Sunipter. Bill was  one of the locators of the Noble Five,  and his form was familiar in Kaslo  when that city cut  its  firet teeth  and  About 20 men will be employed at the  Speculator during the winter.  Ti. Wynne Finch is making a thorough  examination of the Wakefield.  It is said that a London company will  acquire the Mountain Con group.  A second payment has been made on  the Fletcher group,  near  Whicewater.  White quartz splashed with ruby  silver has been found in the Emilv  Edith.  The marble quarry across the lake  from Kaslo was transfered to Ernest  Mansfield last week.  Moran & Greenlee have a tunnel in  180 feet on one of their claims near the  Anglo Saxon gtoup.  Wm -Alperson is taking a look at the  Slocan and Larde.au with a view of  investing in likely prospects.  The Enterprise shipped 20 tons last  week; Arlington, 40: Payne, 200: American Boy. -10; Star, 40; Last Chance, 62  The Hewett has about 100 tons of ore  sacked at the mine. This property  promises to be a profitable shipper this  winter.  Mark Manley has adversed J. F.  Collom's application for a crown grant  to the Arlington No. 1 fraction, and the  court will settle the matter this  week.  Bolander & Austin are driving a  crosscut on the Emma, on Goat Mountain. They are in 30 feet with some  ore in sis lit, and expect to strike it rich  when 50 more feet are. driven.  George Long and Nat Tucker have a  fine showing of ore on the Lilly B.,  Springer Creek. They have exposed  the ledge for 1,000 feet and in every  opening have ore showing. The lelge  is from 7 to 14 feet wide and the ore  chute varies in width from 3 inches to  one foot. It is galena and quartz,  giving very high assays.  A Spokane company has bonded the  Iron Horse, on Ten Mile, and a substantial payment has been made with  tha balance to come in 90 days. The  property was owned by Angus McLean  and the estate of Dan McDonald. Work  will be carried on continuously, under  the superintendence of Mark Manley,  who holds an interest with the company.  Fort  Them High.  Owing to the failure of his company  to forward funds to pay the men working since August at Camp Mansfield,  Ernest Mansfield was arrested last  week on a capias and placed in jail at  Nelson. Although friends offered him  bail he would not accept it, prefering to  await the result of a cable to London.  Mansfield has a reputation of always  treating his workmen well. A former  cook of his once came into Slocan City  and got a job at a prospect near that  town. Before he had time to go to  work the manager fired him, remarking  that he did not want any one from Camp  Mansfield, as he did not feed his men  on canned turkey, and other toothsome  grub. This is one case where a man  lost a job because he was too well feci at  his last place.  Hon. W. S. Fielding, Canadian minister of finance, iv> a campaign speech at  Montreal this week, announced that the  Canadian government had obtained the  consent of the imperial government for  the establishment of a branch of the  royal mint in Canada. This mint  would coin all the Canadian gold required, the balance of the Yukon and  British Columbia product being made  up into British sovereigns.  the lights burned all night.  The heavy rains of recent days did  not make much difference to John  Williams. His fruit was in out of the  wet, and its flavor was untouched by  the elements.  Dan McLachlan has some great bargains to offer men and boys in the line  of fall suits. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B. C, OCTOBER 25,  1900.  Eighth Yeah.  Thk IjKImie is two ilollurs ii ye.-irin udvuiK-c When not, .so paid it is :���:.' ,Vi to parties worthy of credit. To luirlmriniis east 01 Lake  Superior it is .*1 u yuiir. J.i-Kiil iidvertisiiiK ]<i cents u li-cinpariol line lirst insertion, mid .ri cents u line eui-li Miliseqnent insertion. Reading  notices 2;i Cfiitsaline, iind conunerciii! inlvcr siiik ^rmleil in prices according to circiimstiiiice.a.  FELLOW PILGRIMS: Till-; T.KUGKis located ar New Denver. B. C. ami can lie traced to many parts of the eiuth. It comes to the front  every Thursday ami has never 1 een raided by the sherill'. snowslided by cheap silver, or subdued by the fear of man. It works for the trail  blazeras well as the bay-windowed and cliampaKne-liii vored capitalist. It aims to be on The rifflit side of everything and believes that hell  should be administered to llie wicked in lar^e doses. It has stoon tlie test of time, and an ever-incrensinir paystreak is proof that it is  better to tell the truth, even if the heavens do occasionally hit our smokestack. A chute of job work is worked occasionally for the beheiit  of humanity and the limincicr. ("nine in and see-us. but do not pat the bull dog c. 1 tlie cranium, or chase the black cow from our water  barrel: one is savage and the other a victim of thirst. One of the noblest works of creation is the man who always pays the printer: he is  Mire of a bunk in paradise, with thomless roses for a pillow bv ni^ht, and nothing but s;old to look at. by day.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  The Ledge.  A pencil cross in this square  indicate? that your subscrijh-  tion is due, and that the editor  wishes once ae;nin to look at  your collateral.  "~ Thursday;, October 25. 1900.  KROHI   THK KftlTO'li'S   III'l'KR STOPE.  It  A hotel for bachelor girls is to be  erected in London. What a- time  the bell boys will have !  A woman recently died in Ohio  who had taught school for 78 years.  If there is a heaven she surely  should have the softest spot that it  affords.  ..   ,, . pirates,  il   Co.   made  4S  1  The Standard Oi  millions last year. In about another generation they will own  America and the rest of the people  will be white slaves.  also sends a large picture of him- I iny forgiveness. Take it all in all  self so that the voters can tell what I it was tlie wettest storm this town  he looks like externally. This j has had for many moons, and it  system could profitably be adopted ! has made soft water a drug in the  in F>. C. where the ridings are. ex- j market,  tensive and population scarce.  Some of the finest hotels in the  world are in New York. One of  them cost 12 millions of dollars,  and is ahead of any Slocan tavern.  A millionaire who stops a-t this  gilded hotel palace pays 80OO a day  for a suite of rooms, while thousands  in the same city iind it difficult to  pay 10 cents for a bed. Such is  life in a world where more than  half of the people are fools, and the  balance   honest   men  or  grasping  Had the  rOWCf     under the influence  of  religious  hypnotism.    In   New  ; prays to made  the bible He  also  made   nature.    When   persons  of  the opposite  sex   really  love  each  other they are married even though  no legal ceremony is mumbled over  1 them by  some  clerical  gentleman  who gets paid for his services. Love  is   always   free.      It    cannot    be  I chained   or  driven   by   church  or  : society.    Under a  more advanced  I state of social life nothing but love  would rule the world and marriage  j ceremonies as they now exist won Id  cease  to  be.    Doane  would   have  | people live together after love  had  flown and nothing but hatred  and  loathing   I'emained.     This is  decidedly contrary to nature and  is  constantly causing endless misery  and crime.    If  any  person   seeks  surcease of sorrow  from  a livjmg  hell by the divorce route this'bishop.  j who no doubt thinks he is the per-  j Bonification   of  social   purity,   (lie  i may be 70 }rears old for all I know ),  I declares that they should never  lie  | allowed   to   marry   again.    What  senile   rot ! ���   Nature   everywhere  teaches us different.    Kvery healthy  person should have a. companion of  the opposite  sex,   who harmonises  ==. | with them mentally,   morally   and  is    surprising | physically.    If the healthy human  Z>*  The citizens of lower Italy want  compulsory education abolished as  it costs too much. If they would  pay less for priests there would be  no difficulty about education.  No checks are given in the  theatres of Japan, If a Jap goes  out for a little fresh air between  the acts he is stamped on the hand  and shows the mark when he returns.  lu the Orient fashions do not  change and the women wear the  same kind of toilets they did a  century ago. What a paradise for  a. married man on a limited income !  A lady in Paris has made a wonderful discover}-. She has been  successful in making a compound  from uranium and other minerals  that will give constant light without heat. It is called radium and  one piece of it will light a room for  hundreds of years without being  renewed. If such an invention  could be applied to food and raiment the struggle of millions for  an existence would be reduced to a  minimum, and poverty would be  rendered absolete.  how some people act j r;lCe through religious  superstition  oi- false training disobey the commands of  nature  their  lives   will  York the other Sunday, Rev. A. B.   become hollow mockeries and   end  Simpson, the head of the Christian j before   the   natural   time.     Love  Missionary Alliance, collected $49,- j ruies tin- universe and cannot  sin.  259.25 at  his  tabernacle,   and   OS | bishops to  the  contrary   notwith-  persons of all ages  volunteered  to j standing.  enter   missionary   work.  the taking  of  subscriptions  three  persons, who had neither silver nor |    i bell hoist, 1 boll slop (if in motion).  gold,    gave   themselves,    and'  one j     2 bells lower men,  H bells hoist men.  woman added her   house  and   lot.'1    * belis bl;i.stin��- siynal, engineer must,  During i  ^   jY.ont.vna coi>i<:  ok anx:K sidXALs.  V  The Consolidated Hydraulic Co.  shipped a gold brick the other day  from Bullion, in the Cariboo district, that weighed lo'?, pounds.and  worth $154,765. It is the largest  brick ever sent east, and no tenderfoot need be afraid to buv it.  Mint talk has again broken out  in Canada. If less time was spent  in Canada wrangling over party  politics we might get a mint. As  it is British Columbia is nearly always turned down at Ottawa, because our voting strength is not  strong enough.  Talking of telepathy I notice  an account in a New York paper  of a man in Paris who was suddenly  impressed with the fact that his  sister had just died three thousand  miles away from that city. It  proved to be a fact. I have known  many people who have had a similar experience. Most of them were  of extremely nervous and excitable  natures and would make what  Spiritualists call good mediums. I  have also had a remarkable experience in my own career. I have  noticed that nearly all people who  have defrauded or injured me in  any way come to a   miserable  end  A restaurant keeper, who had been  unfortunate in business, gave the  first proceeds from his new gold  mine. A young man donated his  dead sister's jewelery.  This 'money no doubt will be used  to send missionaries to foreign  lands where most of them will live  in idleness and disturb the natives  by coaxing them to throw away the  religion of their fathers and accept  our line of superstitions. It is a  waste of money which could be  better employed in relieving the  poor of New York. But, then,  there would be less romance in that  kind of work.  Fewer  L.  icenses me  Competent   a n d  responsible   hotel  answer by raising' bucket a lew feet and  letting it back slowly.  Then I bell hoist men away from  blast.  5 belis steam on, (3 bells steam,off.-  7 bells air on, 8 bells air off. 3-2-2  send down drills. 3-2-3 send down  picks.  9 bells danger signal (case of (ire or  other danger), then ring the number of  station where danger exists No person shall ring any signal bell except  the station tender, except in case of  j danger, or when the main shaft is being  sunk. Engineers must slow up when  passing stations when men  are on   the  Silver is gaining such headway in  the markets that it will be found, impossible to depress it or resist its  strength. The great demand comes  from India where the Treasury has  been depleted of the one metal neces-  We have anything and everything for  ' mortal man���and woman���and child���to  wear that will keep out the damp and cold  and make one comfortable and happy.  Suits, overcoats, mackinaws, water-proofs,  Ladies' and Misses' wraps, jackets, furs,  rain-coats and capes, umbrellas, etc. And  for the feet���big, little, and indifferent---we  can supply ah things needful. Our rubber  , soled shoes for men are just the thing for  this season. Gentlemen wishing up-to-  date tailor-made fall or winter suits, overcoats, etc., should not fdra-et that we can  lit them promptly and well.  BOURNE BROS.,  K  New Denver, B. CV  chasing American silver, in the open  market at an advanced price. China  is drawing heavily on the silyer  market also, and must continue to do  so for many years. So that it is little  wonder that silver has reached (534  cents an ounce, higher than it has  been for years. It will continue to  maintain its strength.  9MM9MM9MMNMM999MM  Home Grown  Fruit and Ornamental Trees,  en  are not prop-1 sary to give a sufficiency of the coin  erl}' protected in Kootenay. AI- j which  most any person by throwing up a.  shack with the necessary adjuncts  required by the letter of the law  can get a license to sell liquor at  retail. No attention is paid to  moral or financial standing. Licenses have been given to men who  would rob drunken men, and permit any kind of vice in their houses.  When times get hard most of this  in a short time or else live on  in a kind of gin mill operators close up,  lmt, beat their creditors, and  emigrate,  circulates more than any  other, the rupee. The English government made a mistake when the  gold standard was adopted in India,  for which she is now paying by  pur  state of miser j  true.  Tis strange,  ri    -_ The   elements   were  /NOl      all on a toot last  Sun-  G^ntle  day.    As the day grew  Rold the storm became  Oil] more violent. It seemed  to favor this oflice with steady attention. The sign blew down like  a feather from a flying goose. The  wind howled like a jagified demon,  and the rain was copious enough  to indicate an attack of diabetes in  the heavens.    I thought of Galves-    | ton.    Then I  battened   down   the  A better newspaper can be bought j hatehes,ticd myself to the big press  in America for SI a year than can LIU] allowed resignation to spread  be had in Germany for .?<;. The J ;ts<>]f over my benign or ten eoun-  < Joverninent divide the profits with j t,.naiu.,.. After that I rested easier.  German publishers which has a  tendency    to   keep   the   masses   in  In Sioux City the preachers recently went slumming and saw  things too awful to speak about.  Must have been worse than anything the bible tells about. Perhaps the}- have some new kind of  vice in Iowa that was .unknown to  the scribes who writ the scriptures.  The lurid flashes of nature's electric  light plant revealed ever and  anon  ignorance,    although    it   rids    ,h.>  th(, so|eninjt,v 0f the occasion.   The  business of delinquent subscribers.   rH1'n  descended   in   long  sheets   of  active moisture, and  I   knew  that  somewhere rain makers were work-  Matters of public importance are  advertised everywhere in B. C.,  except the Slocan. by the Provincial Government. The. government  probably thinks that the Slocan is  ���full of aliens or people who cannot  read, although within its borders is!,'  published a paper more widely read  than any other paper in the interior  of this province.  A candidate, for legislative honors  in Australia makes a speech in a  phonograph and sends it to the  places where lie cannot   visit.     He  while responsible hotel men with  the proper kind of houses have to  struggle along and hold up people  who cannot pay their board. The  License Commissioners in all parts  of Kootenay should exercise more  judgment in granting licenses to  sell boozerine. There is room for  just so.many hotels and no more.  Fewer licenses should mean better  service to the public, and better  liquor. As it. is there is no restriction upon the adulteration of liquor.  It is high time that fools and knaves  were, refused licenses, if the hotels  of Kootenay art; to be saved from  sinking into mere dives for the sale  of jim jam promoters, and the  robbing of men at cards when they  cannot tell a deuce from the kuter.  I have a number of Suits  for Men and Boys that  are AI in every respect,  which I will sell at actual cost. Regular price  ��14 and $10; bargain  price 810 and $12. No  catch; straight bargains  for you.       Take   one ?  at   DAN    flcLACHLAN'S  New Denver.  Roses, Shrubs, Vines, Bulbs,  Hedge Plants  For Fall Planting  80,000 to choose from  NO AGENTS nor com mission to pay.  _ Orders duj.r in one finy���you sot it in  ( | about three. No f'umig-a'tioii nor inspee-  ( ( tion diaries.  j |     Greenhouse plants, seeds, agricultural  < J implements,etc.    Largest and most com-  j [ pleie stock in   the  province.     Send  lor  <> cat.-iloyue or call  mid   make your selee  tion liel'ore placing your orders.  < >  ( >  i t>  O  ( ��  I >  ( >  ( >  ( I  I ��  <>  *  l.a  TH0RBURN  All the perfumes in our  window will be sold at a  discount of.  Until further notice.  This is done to make  room for our large Fall  Winter Stock which will  be so complete and  prices so low that no one  will need to   Send to Eaton's  for Xmas presents or  toys this winter   NelSOn'S Drug & Book Store  Xi'iv   Di'iive  H.  C.  is the headquarters for Mining and  Commercial Men doing Business in  that section of the Slocan tributary to  SILVERTON, B. G.  GRANT THORBURN, Proprietor.  W. L. Jeffery  & Son  Workers in Tin, Copper and  Sheet Iron.  Air Piping and Mining  Work a Specialty  Headquarters,   New Denver  J      Adilres-  a wiu'i'K  M. J.  IIHNKY,  Vancouver, li. C.  LAIlOK ONLV.  0  ��  H. GIEGERICH  Staple and Fancy  GROCERIES  Agent for  GOODWIN   CANDLES  GIANT POWDER  KAKlA)  AINSWORTH  SANDON  JOHN WILLIAMS  Dealer in  IMPORTED  AND DOMESTIC CIGARS  ANDTOBACCOES,  PIPES, &C.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confectionery and Fruit.  BATHS TN CONNECTION.  Newmarket; Block. New Denver  D0ane OH       f��hop Doane of  _, Albany,   who   be-  DiVOTCe     longs'to. the   Pro-  testant Episcopal church, has aired  ing overtime.    The oflice sprang aj his views  upon   divorce  quite  ex-  leak abaft the first smokestack, and  I thought of Noah, but it done   me  no good, as nothing in the building  would pair, not  even   my  hosiery.  The storm   increased   in   virulence  and    the.   roar   on   my   tin   slated  hurricane deck was   like   Niagara.  The    bulldog   howled    as    though  praying in Gaelic, while   the  mice  which have been stealing my paper  all summer came out of their holes  and with tears in their eyes begged  tcn-sively of late, evidently taking  the church as authority for all  things pertaining to marriage. He  says that he believes that the  church should refuse to sanction  the re-niarri'ttge of all divorced persons, whether guilty or innocent.  Doane is entitled to his opinion,  but what a curse he would saddle  upon humanity if he had the power.  He advocates what is contrary to  nature, and if the God   the   bishop  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona a/id Mount Royal, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G, A. Drummond, Vice President,  PI S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches in  all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver, branch Eighth Yeah.  THE LEDttE, NEW DENVER, B.C., OCTOBER 25  1900.  WARING   AT   NIGHT.  When I wake up alone at night  J feel as if I had no eyes;  I stare and stare with all my mignt,  But only blackness round me lies.  I listen for the faintest sound,  And, thouffh I strain with either ear,  The dark is silent all around;  It's just as if I could not hear.  But if 1 lie with limbs held fast,  A sort of sound comes like a sigh���  Perhaps the darkness rushing* past,  Perhaps the minutes passing by;  Perhaps the thoughts, in people's heads,  That keep so uuiet all the day,  Wait till they're sleeping in their beds,  Then rustle out and fly away !  Or else this noise like whirring wings,  That dies with the first streak of light,  May be the sound of baby things  All growing, growing in the night.  Children and kitty-eats and pups,  Or even little buds and flowers,  Daisies, perhaps, and '.buttercups,  All growing in the midnight hairs.  And yet it seems of me a part,  And nothing far away or queer,  it's just the beating of my heart  That  sounds so strange, as I lie here.  I do not know that this should be.  When darkness hides the world from  sight,  1 feel that all is gone, but rne���  A little child and the black niffht.  ���Mabel Dearmer.  "GRASS"    AND    "DKATH."  Two ClasHioH From th�� Pen  of tho i>att?  .1.  .1.  Infills.  The following written on  the subject of "Grass," is said to be  Ingalls'  best effort at writing:    "Grass is the  forgiveness of nature���her constant  benediction.    Fields   trampled   with  battle,   saturated   with   blood,   torn  with the ruts of cannon,  grow green  again   with   grass,   and carnage  is  forgotten.     Streets   abandoned    by  traffic become grass-grown like rural  lanes, and are obliterated.    Forests  decay, harvests perish, flowers vanish,    but   grass   is   immortal.      Be-  leagured by the sullen hosts of winter  it  withdraws  into the impregnable  fortress of its subterranean  vitality,  and emerges upon the first solicitation  of spring.    Sown  by the  winds,   by  wandering birds, propagated by the  subtle   horticulture of the  elements  which are its ministers and servants,  it softens the   rude  outline   of  the  world.   Its tenacious fibres hold the  earth in its place,  and pre\ ents its  soluble  components   from   washing  into the wasting sea.   It invades the  solitude of deserts, climbs the inaccessible slopes and  forbidding pinnacles  of mountains, modifies climates,  and  determines the history, chm-acter and  destiny of nations.    Unobtrusive and  patient,   it  has  immortal  vigor and  aggression.    Banished from the thor  oughfare and the  field,   it bides its  time to return, and when vigilance is  relaxed or the dynasty has perished,  it silently resumes the throne from  which   it   has   been   expelled,    but  which it never abdicates.    It  bears  no blazonry of bloom  to charm  the  senses with fragrance or splendor, but  its homely  hue  is more enchanting  than the lily or  the rose.,  It  yields  no fruit  in  earth or air,   .md   yet,  should its  harvest fail  for a  single  year, famine  would depopulate the  world."  The following masterpiece is from  the. oration delivered by him over the  grave of the late Congressman James  N. Burns:    "In the democracy of the  dead all men are at last equal.  There  is neither rank nor station  nor prerogative in the republic of the grave.  At this fatal threshold the philosopher  ceases to be wise and the song of the  poet is silent.    Dives relinquishes his  millions and Lazarus his rags.    The  poor man is as rich as the richest, and  the rich as poor as the  pauper.    The  creditor loses his usury and the debtor  is acquitted of his obligation.    There  the proud man surrenders his dignities,   the politician  his  honors,   the  worldling his pleasures,   the  invalid  needs no physician and the laborer  rests from his unrequited  toil.    Here  at last is nature's   final   decree  in  equity.   The wrongs of time are  redressed, injustice   is explained,   the  irony of fate is refuted,   the unequal  distribution of wealth, honor,capacity,  pleasure    and    opportunity,    which  makes life so cruel and  inexplicable  a tragedy,   ceases in  the realm of  death.    The strongest there  has no  supremacy,   and  the weakest needs  no defense. The mighty captain  succumbs to the invincible adversary  who disarms alike the victor and the  vanquished."  JUST    HISSKI)    CHRISTIANITY.  One of the most interesting chapters  of Chinese history is that which concerns the embassy sent out in (55 A. D.  by the Emperor Wing-te to find the incarnated God. Rumors of the Christian  religion, its miracles and holy men  penetrated to the court at Pekin in that  year. These, eventually reached the  ears of the. Emperor. Galling the literary and scientific men before him, he  demanded to know their opinions.  After long consultation it was decided  to send an embassy to the incarnated  God, with rich offerings, and to ask him  to come to China to nreach the true  word. So a great caravan of richly  decorated camels was gathered and  magnificent offerings loaded upon their  backs. There were superb silks, glittering precious stones, the choicest incense, magnificent ivory carvings and  the finest products of all China. Attended by a huge retinue of coolies and  servants and soldiers, the embassy,  consisting of China's most learned men,  started south along the coast line, for  in those days it was not safe to travel  too far inland. Each day prayers were  offered for the incarnated God. On  went the cavalcade, passing beyond the  boundaries of China into the unknown  land beyond. Everywhere the mission  went the word of the search was passed,  and soon a huge army entered India..  Once there the stories of the incarnate God became more circumstantial  and with renewed courage the ambassadors pressed on. At last southern  India was reached and a positive clew  discovered���at least so the embassy  thought ' Yes, the natives had heard of  a great prophet. He had performed  miracles and had disappeared in a  miraculous manner,none knew whither.  He had lived and was born on an island  south of India, across the water, which  the Chinese dreaded.  But, strong us was the fear of water,  the desire to accomplish their purpose  was stronger, and so in rude boats they  set sail for Ceylon. The weather favored them and soon they sst foot on the  island home of the unknown prophet.  There, where the knowledge of his existence was still fresh in the minds of  the people, where the Bo-tree, or tree  of knowledge, where he had gained inspiration, was still standing, where his  personality was not yet forgotten, the j  ambassadors gained their knowledge of  ���Buddha, Guatama Siddartha, the all-  wise.  They confused Buddha and his works  for Christ and bis niaracies Had they  gone 1,500 miles to the west they would  have received the true word and China  know the lasting properties of the explosive and how next to impossible it is  to destroy its deadly qualities. In  manufacturing nitro-glycerine one of  the processes is to strain it through felt,  usually through the crowns of old felt  hats, they having been found not only  the most convenient and effective for  the purpose, but also preferable for  economy's sake. This felt is burned  up after being used, to Uo away with  the danger that undoubtedly would  result from careless handling of it afterward.  At one of the factories in the oil field  an employee once resolved to test the  life of nitro-glycerine, and he took a hat  crown that had been used as a strainer,  washed it thoroughly and then put it  through a course of treatment with  alkalis. He laid the felt away on a  shelf out of the reach and knowledge of  anyone else in the.factory. It laid there  two years, and one day the man happened to think of it and took it down  Workers about nitro-glycerine are notoriously reck'ess, but the most careful  and timid man would scarcely have  had any fear of this 2-year-old strainer,  especially after the treatment it had received. The workman had no idea that  there could possibly remain in the feltj  the slightest suspicion of danger, and  to show that the stuff had been annihilated he put the felt on the iron arm on  the tinner's bench, where the cans for  holding explosives are soldered, and  struck it with a hammer. The result  was a surprise to the factory; An explosion followed that broke both arms  of the workman, stunned three other  men,hurled the heavy iron arm through  a two-foot wall and wrecked the tinning  shop.  Nitro-o'lvcerine can't be annihilated,  and from the careless manner in which  it has been handled ever since it came  in use in the oil regions it is a wonder  that there is a town standing in the  whole, field.  .JAPAN'S    SINGING     INSECTS.  little black beetle with a flat body  and has an ugly appearance,    Other  insects resembling the   grasshopper  and the cricket are also prized.   This  pastime of the Japanese  has given  birth to an original  commerce.   At  Tokio,  toward  the  end of May and  the beginning of June, one sees suspended   under    the   verandahs   of  houses beautiful little cages of  bamboo,   from   which   break   upon   the  silence of the fresh  twilight strange  little whistlings, of metallic modulations, ot light trills, which fill the air  with a delicate music.    It is  habitually in the evening, after the hour of  the bath,   that the people of Tokio  seat themselves and listen  with delight to the shrill concert.    The capture,   caging  and  selling  of these  musical insects afford an income to a  number of thrifty Japanese.  A youngster went to church on a  recent   Sunday   morning  and   was  greatly interested in the. collection.  He watched the ushers for a time,  then whispered to his father:   "Papa,  more 'n half the folks got  in free!"---  Cumberland Times.  TRADE  '1ARK  This  Trade  Mark  stamped on every  garment, insures  you genuine  IF   YOU  SMOKE pj      tf.  Smoke our ! JL      A ^3 A A  Royal  Seal  Cigars  UNION MADE  They   are made in your midst,   of the  finest  Havana Tobacco.        Where good Cigars  (ire sold they can he bought.  Kootenay Cigar  Btfg CO., Nelson  To Builders:  The fishing at  Rosebery   is excellent, and I am  prepared at any  time to ship fresh  fish to any part of the Slocan.    Boats  kept for hire.     If you want anything  and do not see me, just drop a line to  Rosebery, and I will do the same.  JOHN ATKINSON.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  tONE    1JATC.HKI.OK    anil  Mineral  Claims.  VICTOR  A favorite pastime of the Japanese  is listening to singing insects.    Song  UNDERWEAR  the most perfect, most healtin'ul,  most   delightfully comfortable  underwear made.   Endorsed  !>y physicians.  For Meat, ^Voraen t��itf*  -w- Children, h-  vAllfirstclass DryGoodE^  Stores keep full  "-       range.  If you    want   Dimension  Lumber, Rough and Dressed  Lumber, Coast and Kootenay  Ceiling and Flooring, Double  and   Dressed   Coast   Cedar,  Rustic,    Shiplap,    Stepping,  Door Jambs, Pine and Cedar  Casings,      Window     Stiles,  Turned     Work,     Brackets,  Newel   Posts,   Band-sawing,  Turned Veranda Posts, Store  Fronts,   Doors,  Windows  or  Glass, write to���  Nelson Saw  & Planing  ��� Hills, Limited  Nelson, B. C.  Situate in the Slocan Mining- Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: One-  half mile south of Three Forks.  'PAKE NOTICE That- I, Herbert T. Twiggy  1 agent for George A. Petty, free miner's,eerti-  cate No. B26-12!), intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  Certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown Gram of each of Ihe above  claims.  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must he commenced before the issuance  of such 'Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 12th day of October. lifOo, A. D.  HER BEKT T. TWIGG, Agent.  XKWI'OltT   Mineral   Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division on  West Kootenay District. Where located:  West of the Monitor mine.  'PAKE NOTICE That I. Herbert T. Twigtr.  1 agent for George A. Ten v. Free Miner's Certificate No. h.iCA-x), 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 ihat action under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of such Certificate of Improvements.  Pitted this 2lth day of October, A. D. l'KXj.  HERBERT T. TWIGG, Agent.  nation on earth.  might have been the greatest Christian j birds are esteemed  in  all  countries,  but in Japan alone are the musical  sounds emitted by certain insects appreciated. The most highly prized  of these singing insects is-the "insect  bell," which emits a sound resembling  that of a tiny silver bell.    It  is a  A    WORKMAN'S    TKST.  ��  Everybody knows how utterly explosive nitro-glycerine is under concussion, says a dealer in supplies, but few  THE WM. HAMILTON MANUFACTURING CO., LIMITED  PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO,  CANADA.  MOLLIE   O.    Mineral   Claim.  Situate in the Sl-ican Mb-iiig Division of V.'ost  Kootenay District. Where..located: On tne  Summit of divide cast of Democrat mineral  claim, Lot 1U50.  'HAKE NOTICE that I. A. S; Farwell, agent  .1. for John A. Whilticr, No. B afi3i)3. as to one-  third: Charles P. Hill. Xo. liiiOO:.'. as to one-sixth;  John F. Mcintosh, Xo. 27234, as to one-quarter,  and Daniel J. Muim, Xo. 285:25, us to one-quarter;  all undivided interests, intend, sixty days from  the dale bereof; to apply to the Mining Ke-  corder lor a Certificate.of Improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining a. Crown Grant oi the above  claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section !ii. must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 22d day of September, A. D., luoo.  li-27-Oii ' A. S. FARWELL.     '  SADDIK   Mineral   Claim.  H. WALKER & SON'S  Canadian Whiskies  Botuers of KILMARNOCK  Scotch Whiskey  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: In  Surprise Basin.  'PAKE NOTICE That I, Arthur S. Farwell,  I. agent for J. C. Ryan, No. B 12��00, as to one-  half, Joseph H. Bowes. Xo. B 3H63A, as to fonr-  tenths. and Grange V. Holt, Xo. B WM, as to  one-tenth undivided interests, 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 17th day of August. AD., 11)00.  9-13-00 A. S. FARWELL.  rHCENIX   Mineral   Claim.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On  Silver Mountain.  Sandon  C^Wholesale Dealers in Wines, Liquors and Cigars-^  TAKE NOTICE  That I, Arthur  ��   acting asagent for Evelyn  M.  S. Farwell,      . _    Sandilandf,  F.M.C. No. B 39089. intend, sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  a certificate of improvements, for the poriiose of  obtaining- a crown  grant of the above claim.  And further take notice ihat action under Sec.  37 must be commenced before lhe issuance, of snob  certificate, of imprm-cmonts.  Dated this 27th day of August. 1!i00.  ��-9-oo A. S. FARWELL.  The Clifton House,  Sandon,  Has ample accommodations for a large number of people.     The rooms are large  and airy, and  the Dining Room is provided with everything  in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckle}', Prop.  Used in Millions of Homes���40 Years the  standard*    A Pure Cream of Tartar Powder,  Superior   to   every   other known.     Makes  delicious cake and pastry, light, flaky biscuit/  griddle   cakes ��� palatable   and   wholesome*  CIJPPKK   Mineral   Claim.  Situate in ihe Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay Distiiet. Where located: On  Silver Mountain, near Xew Denver.  ���PAKE NOTICE that I. Arthur S. Farwell, act-  1 ing as agent lor the California .and Clipper  Silver-Lead Mines. Limited. Free Miner's Certificate Xo. Ii Sii'SS. intend, sixty days from.lhe  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 furi her take notice that action under sec. 37  must be commenced before, the i.isiiancc of such  Certificate of Improvements.  Dated tin's 7th day of August  I'.ion.  3U-S-00 ' A. S. FARWELL.  THURSDAY  I'liACTIOXAI. Mineral Claim  Situate in the  Slocan  Mining Division of West  Kootenay   district.     Where  located:   North  of the Payne mine.  1��AKE   NOTICE   that  I.,   Herbert   T.   Twigg,  1   as agent for the Payne Consolidated Mining  Company, Limited. Free Miner's Certificate No".  B30097, intend, sixty days from lhe date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of  | Improvement,  for lhe  purpose of obtaining  a  j Crown Gran I of the above claim.  And further take notice thai action, under section 37, must be  commenced before the issuance  of such Certificates of Improvements.  Dated this 23d day of Auutist. if ton  I-IKftBERT T. TWIGG, Agent.  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling- public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  HENRY STEGE, -        - -     ' -   ' Proprietor.  Canadian  Itisiiititf  ANDSOO LINE.  KE  PRICE   BAKING  POWDER   CO.,  CHICAGO.  Note.���Avoid baking powders made from  alum. They look like pure powders,  and may raise the cakes, but alum  is a poison and no one can eat food  mixed with it without injury to health.  A large shipment of  hampi*en Watches  Just arrived. There is no  need for me to mention the  virtues of these famous  watches. They are well  known. The factory is working- its full capacity and they  are hard to get. If you want  one, hurry along-   G.   W.   GRIMMETT,  Graduate Optician  and Jeweler.  SANDON.  Ii. ('.  JAMES   CROFT,  Hauling and Packing to Mines,  and general local business.  WOOD    AND    COAL     FOR     SALE  Still continues so operate  First-CIa^ Slecpcr.s on  all trniiis from WcvelstoUe and Kootenay  Landing.     .Also  TOURIST CA   3  Passing Diuimiire  Junction   daily  for Si. Paul;  Saturdays   for    .Montreal    and    Moston:  Mondays and Tliuisdny.i for Toronto  Same   ears    pn<s   KcveiMokc  one day ea rlier.  New Denver, B.C.  A. JACOBSON & CO..Props  Best meals in  the city���Comfortable rooms���Bar replete  with the best of  Liquors and Cigars���Best service throughout.  No TROTRLE  TO QUOTE KATES AND  GIVE YOr   A   POINTER    REGARDING THE EASTERN  TRIP  VOl' CONTEMPLATE  TAKING.  When in NELSON see our  E. SKINNEli, Tailor  Fred. J. Squire,  Manure!'.  J. W. BALMAIN  CIVIL ENGINEER,  ARCHITECT, ETC.  Kail and winter -chednlo now effective,  time-tables, rates anil full ml'.rnia tion call  address the nearest local aireni. or���  O. 1!. (iAKKKTT. A-,-:;[ Xe'.v Denver  W. K.   Anderson.   Trav     I'.-iss.  Agt..  Nelson.  Kor  n or  K. J. Coyle. A. <;. IV At;;.  ancoiiver.  <��.   Ho.\  17o.  SA M)i >N, !!. (.'.  imicK  l-'OK    SALK.  J ("i MX   (lol-'.TTSCHK,  NKU'  J'KNYKK.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  To and from Iv.irope.-ui   point.-  via Canadian  and American lines.     Apply   lor  sailing  dates  rates, tickets juid   hill  iuforni;i;i,o,   ;..  ,,nv(.  Ry agent or���  (-!���   1!. (..A l.'h'K'I'T.  '������ I'. 1'. Aui'iit. Xciv lii-iivct  W   r   F. I'utnn.i,,.,... a   S. y   ,\ :������>.. Winnj,,,...  mMmMMmmmm^mmmmmm  $*E��^ THE LEDGE. NE\\r DliiWER, B.C., OCTOBER 25, 1900.  Eighth Year  A    LITTLK  ���KAt'H.  A little peach in an orchard o-rew,  A little peach of emerald hue���  Warmed by the sun and wet by tlie dew.  It grew; it grew.  One day while passing the orchard thro  Johnny Jones and his sister Sue  .Spied the peach of emerald hue���  Them two; them two.  John took a bite and Sue a chew,  And then the troubles be��-an to brew���  Troubles that the doctor couldn't subdue  Too true; too true.  Under the sod where the daisies g-rew  They planted John and his sister  Sue,  And their little souls to the angels flew���  Boo-hoo!    Boo-hob!  ���Eugene; Field.  SCIKNCK   AM)    MINING.  At the North Pole any earth direction  is south.  'rhe Alaska Treadwell stamps have a  dailv crushing capacity of 2,800 tons of  ore.  The United Verde property of Arizona has been a copper producer and  dividend payer since 1887.  Tellurides are not found in sedimentary rocks���only in crystalline and  i<rneou.s rock formations: lead and zinc  are found in limestone, and in the  eruptive rocks and granites.  Water under pressure will rise ver  tically two feet approximately for ev��. ry  pound of pressure, such use being' dependent upon the pressure in pounds  per square inch, and independent of  size of pipes.  One of the reasons for the cost of zinc  reduction is due to the fact that the  temperature at which zinc oxide is  reduced by carbon is very high, and  being" above the boiling" point of zinc  compels the conduct of the operation in  retorts instead of in a smelting- furnace.  Russia's production of petroleum  during 1899 was the greatest ever known  and paid best. The revenue of the  Russian Government from the excise  duty on refined petroleum amounted to  nearly ��14,000,000 in .1899���an increase  of 81,500,000 over 1898.  It is not unknown to Iind in placer  g-old working's a vein of g-old quartz ore  crossing' the placer ground. Such has  been found at Hoosier Pass, Summit  county, Colorado, whereat an altitude  of 1,400 feet an oxidized outcrop of gold  quartz ore followed through placer  workings by shaft and tunnel developed  a paying lode as well as placer mine,  on the same claim.  In the plant of the United Electric  Light and Power company of New York  the largest steam turbine ever built is  about to be installed. The normal output of the turbine will be 2,500 horse  power, but it will have capacity sufficient to carry a 3,000 horse power load.  The turbine will be direct-coupled to an  alternating current generator rated at  1,500 kilowasts, or capable of supplying  20,000 sixteen candle power incandescent lamps.  A New York paper says that in that  city, located on one of the narrow side  streets down town,is a factory in which  are made every \-ear more than ��100,000  worth of divining rods for use in finding  hidden treasures. From this factory  alone are turned out and sold each year  almost 5,000 fake rods, which means  that in the rural districts within 20C or  300 miles of the metropolis are found  eveiy twelve months that many gullible  and ignorant people. These rods arej  sold at from $15 to $35  A a between cyanide and barrel chlo  rination process, the greatest difference  in cost after roasting lies in the amount  and value of chemicals used. The  chemical cost in chlorination would  vary from 50 to 70 cents per ton; in  cyaniding from 25 to 45 cents per ton.  While this fragmentary statement  would appear to indicate that chlorination would be dearer, other elements,  ���uch a3 coarser crushing for chlorination, and percentage of saving, would  offset such implication. The difference  would require some space to explain,  *nd as for comparison that need no  longer be instituted. The ore itsolf  should determine the process, and that  can be beat learned by experience.  WISE    AND    OTHKKVrrSK.  Kansas has a potato field -lo miles  long. This year's harvest from it wil]  come close to 4,000 canoaas An average crop is 200 bushels an acre.  In Peru it was once the, custom for  domestic servants to have two of their  upper front teeth extracted. Their  .absence indicated their servitude.  The Chinese have been wearing silk  for 4,500 years. Cotton came very early  from China, in the heavy textde which  we call nankeen, after the Chinese city  Nankin. ���  Like the bonito, tlie kingfisher's colors dull arter death. No one who has  sen only the stuffed bird can form any  idea of the brilliance of its plumage  when alive  Twenty-five thousand acres of the  Mourne mountains, in Down county,  Ireland,have been scheduled as an area  for military manoeuvers for troops in  the Belfast district.  An -automobile recently made the  trip from Boston to Newport in 247  minutes. The return was made by another route in less than three hours.  The distance was 75 miles.  Plants, like animals, are continually  wandering to fresh fresh and pastures  new. Prof. Kelierman finds that of the  present floral of Ohio no less than 130  are immigrants. Almost all are from  Europe ���   I'KOI'LE    BAT    TOO    MUCH.  A  .MOUNTAIN     OF    IKON    ORE.  A Philadelphia physician of note  claim?, to cure all sorts ot diseases by  starving his patients. The brain,  says this practitioner, never loses  weight in either sickness or starvation. Usually the mind remains  clear when the body has wasted  away. The head is the power-house  of the body. The stomach is run by  brain power. When the stomach  does too much work it makes too  great a demand upon the brain.  "For more than 20 years," writes  this doctor, "I have permitted my  sick to do without food so long as  there was no desire tor it. Not a  mouthful was enforced in any case,  not one mouthful denied on the first  hint of hunger.  ' In this I have had all the medical  text books and the entire medical  profession as authority unquestioned  against me. That food is needed to  sustain the strength of the sick has  never been a matter of question with  the medical profession.  "Many of my sick have gone for  more than a month without food. One  very sick, in bed for more than a  month with acute rheumatism, was  able to walk about the room on the  46th day .before the first food was  taken. Another patient, a woman of  57, went until the 43rd day before  she broke her fast, and without any  omission of her ordinary duties. A  diseased stomach was cuied. as the  result and now, after five years, there  has been no return of the trouble."  Physicians are pretty generally  agreed that Americans eat too much  ���especially too much meat. The  no-breakfast habit may not be so very  silly after all.  In the Algoina district Canada has  one of the most marvelous deposits of  iron ore that has ever been discovered  It is now known as the Helen mine and  is situated 12 miles from the Miehipi-  coten harbor on the northeast shore of  Lake Superior. Three years ago it was  discovered by Robert -Savers and Benjamin Boyer who located it while prospecting for gold. Little realizing the  immense value of their discovery they  sold the mountain to F. H.Clerguewho  gave them ��500, the price they asked,  and ��75 per month each during the term  of their natural lives. Savers died in a  few months and Boyer is enjoying the  fruits of their united efforts, residing in  Sault Ste. Marie, Out.  It is a mountain of Bessemer iron ore.  66 per cent., pure, and is characterized  as "the most amazing thing in iron  nuning in the history of the" western  hemisphere." They have 27,000,000 tons  of ore blocked out, and every ton represents a profit of $2 or beiier to the company. The ore is taken out by quarry-  men working in the open air. How  many millions of tons of ore is concealed  back in the mountain beyond the depth  already explored, or in tne depths below the lake no man knows. The ore  is carried to the ore dock in pressed steel  cars which hold 55 tons each. It is the  intention of the Clergue company to  ship annually 3,000,000 tons of ore, 600,-  000 tons of which will be used at the  blast furnace which will be erected at  the Caradian Soo to supply material for  the steel rail plant already arranged  for there. '   In these exciting days of wagon  roads do not forget that John Williams  is at his old stand on the strand of  America's Lucerne dealing out fruit  that is not rotten and cigars that will  bring visions of wealth  to  the. poorest  soul.   We should avoid whatever may display bad feeling.andiattend with civility  to what may be addressed to us; all  hearts are conciliated by politeness and  affability ���Socrates.  ^"w^  1890 |    Established in Nelson  1890  To my Many Friends of  the Slocan:  Y CHRISTMAS STOCK is now complete,)  and is the latest up-to-date stock,  having^  been bought direct from the manufacturers.  You can save 25 per cent, on every dollar  by buying here, and while in Nelson I invite you all(  99\  to call and inspect my goods.     All mail orders receive our prompt attention  At Jacob Dover's, "The Jeweler  If vour watch is not running right, send it down and we will repair it, with a guarantee to run right.  WK2cs:k:k2CS K2 ess Eatsxgsxjcss  jw^&CQ#^$ftftQ8wmw^ flftoo&sttft  Cuff Links  A  sleigh   road  is to be  Slocan to Lemon Creek.  built   from  E have an exceptionally  hue assortment of Gold  Filled and  Solid Gold  Links,   Collar   Buttons,   Studs  and Scarf Pins at very reasonable prices.  ^"Selection   parcel  sent  to  responsible parties.  9  Brewers of Fine Lager Beer and Porter���the best in the land.    Correspondence solicited.    Address���  R. REISTERER & CO., Nelson, B.C.  CONDENSED ADS.  '{Condensed advertisements, such a* For Sale,  W anted, Lose, Strayed, Stolen, Births, Deaths,  Marriages. Personal. Hotels, Le^al, Medical,etc,,  are inserted whoa not exceeding 2(1 words for  2*> cents each insertion. Each five words or less  over 2 ' words are live cents additional.]  DENTIST.  DENTIST  DE. MORRISON,  NELSON, B. C.       Cor. WARD & BAKER Sts.  s A.isriT a.i^itj-m: .  HALCYON*   HOT  SPIMNG-S  SANITARIUM.   The must complete [ir 1 I   Til  on the Continent of North Ameri- H CA L  I II  ea. Situated midst seencrv un- n r o n n r  rivalled for Grandeur. Boating', H L U U II I  Fish in f? and Excursions Resident Physician  and Nurse. Telegraphic communication with all  parts of the world: two mails arrive and depart  everyday. Irs bathes cure all nervous and  muscular diseases; its waters heal all Kidney.  Liver and Stomach Ailments. Terms: *U> to .-sis  per week, according- to residence in lioiel or  villas. The price of a round-trip ticket between  Xew Denver and Halcyon, obtainable " "  year round and jrood for'.W days, is >'3.3f  '���yon Springs. Arrow Lake. B. C.  T. li. BROWN,  Agent for NELSON, B. C.  Stanley's Pianos. '  HEAVY   AiMD   SHELF  'HARDWARE  Coal, Iron,  Steel, Blowers,  Water Motors,  Truax Ore Oars,  Ore Buckets,  Rails, Belting-,  Packing',  Wire Rope.  Tin: and Sheet  Iron Workers  ���.ji^^il..iSii'^f*  Hill Bros.  Manufacturers of  the  ilal-  ���FHYSIOI-AJST.  PHIVATK HOSriTAL FOR LADIES.  L Besl of care. Dr. Bertha Wardrum, Xo. 2  Brown St.; Phone, North 771; Spokane, Wash.  SURVEJlTORf  PATENAUO  D  In Austria mushrooms are ��towh in  coal pits.  Strange to say, Turkey and Greece  are without telephones.  The lifeboats around the British coast  last year rescued ('-SO people.  An estimate of the rice acreage, in  eastern Texas this year places it at  30,(��0U.  It is said that the population- of tlia  world increases 10 per cent, every 10  years.  The dykes of Japan cost in the a<r-  "���reyate more money than those, of the  Netherlands.  The farms of Kansas yield this year  over Sl'l'i to every man, woman and  child in the State.  The herring lisliiny on the Cape  Breton coast, near Sydney, this summer  i.s the best for five years.  To the South African oxen the tulip  plant, which the beasts greedily devour  if they can ^et it, is rank poison.  President McKinlev has been snapshotted ".'Mi times in the past eighteen  months. Tin'-- n'ivt*-.;ui average of  more than live time-1 a day.  manufacturing   Jewelers  and Kngravers.  We   are  prepared  to  make up anything in  the line of Jewelery,  such   as   rings,   pins,  chains, lockets,  seals,  etc.    Send us your old  jewelery,  and we will  % remodel or make it up  | in new and up-to-date  $ styles.     We buy old  gold and silver. ....  T M. M'GREGOR.'B. A.Sc., Provincial Land  ��J ��� Surveyor and M.inine Engineer. Slocan,  B. C.   Correspondence solicited.  R  HEYLAND, Engineor and Provincial  Land Surveyor.   Sandon.  DRUQS.  W.  plies.  F.  TEKTZEL  & CO.,   Nelson,   B.C.,  Dealers in all Drugs and Assaycrs' Sup-  *M:i:n.e:ra,l  Waters.  and  Shingles  NELSON, jp. O.  KASLO, U. O.  SANDON, li. O.  Have shops in nearly all the camps and cities  of Kootenay and Boundary. They sell the  best meat obtainable and aim to give satisfaction to every customer. Try a line of their  steaks-^-^^��--^-^#-^��-^��--^)-^)  c  Orders   shipped  to all   parts of the  Country.      Mill  at  head  of  ���Slocan Lake. ���  California  Wine Co.,  ��� NELJ-ON, B.C.  Postoffice address. Rosebery.  NOTICE TO  RENDS!  I will now sell  Solio,       Films,  Kodaks at  American prices.   Send for prices on  anything you want.  '   O. STRATHEARN. Kaslo, B. C  FIRST-CLASS     AERATED    WATERS.  Thorpe & Co., Ltd., sole agents for Halcvon  Water. Nelson  TAILORS.  t) .    Clothing to order;  from, all classes.  and solicits patronage  SOOTS & SHOES.  TIIiLIE   BROS., Nelson,   are ever in the  i   front with the be.-t line of goods obtainable  in their line of business.  RELIABLE  ASSAYS    $ .50 I Gold and Silver. .$ .75   50 | Gold.sllv'r, copp'r 1.50  Samples by mail receive prompt attention.  Rich Ores and Bullion Bought.  Wholesale dealers in  Choice Wines  and Fragrant  Cigars  Write for prices  Kootenay.  Our stock is the largest in  Gold....  Lead   1429 16th St., Denver. Colo.  PATENAUDEBR08  New Denver  Transportation  & Light Co.  I'ALMA ANGRIGNON,   PROPRIETOR.  "Wholesale   Merchants.  T    Y.   GltrFFIN'   &  CO.  ��J .   wholesale    dealers   in  meats, butter and eirgs.  Front St.. Nelson.  provisions,   cured  'IHIRNKE,    IJEKTON   &   CO.,  Wholesale  1     Merchants and Importers;   Liquors.  Cigars  and Dry Goods.    Nelson. Vancouver, Victoria,  and London. Ruk  J  OH\    CHOr.DlTCH    &  Importers. Wholesale Groc  Merchants.  CO.,     Nelson,  ���rs and Provision  ZjISCJcAXj.  *n    I,.   CHRISTIE, T.. T,.  1  .   lieitor.   Notary Public.  Every Friday at Silverto...  B., Barrister, So-  Sandon,   B.  C,  tf -  \r r,. GRiarMKTT, i,. r.. b., iwrister,  ill.. Solicitor. Notarv Public. Sandon. B. C.  Branch Office at New Denver every Saturday  HOTELS.  J. E. Angrignon  The Leading  Hairdresser  Bosun Block, New Denver, B.C.  * WAOOS BROS \  $ PHOTOGRAPHERS $  tVANCOUVER and NELSON,  B.C. $  J.K.CLARK,  MINES  and MINING  Reports, Examinations and Manage-  ment.  NEW DENVER,   -   B.C.  ASLO HOTEL  f-amily & Commercial.  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  Proprietor*.  DENTISTRY.  DR. MILLOY  ROSSLAND  lias had IS years experience- in dental work, and  makes a specialty of Gold Bridge; Work.  Most complete Dental Office in B. C.  OUR CORSET DEPARTMENT   IS  UP-TO-DATE  IN  ALL  STYLES  AND  PRICES  Fred. Irvine & Co.,  NELSON, B. C  MILLINERY���ALL THE  LATKST STYLES- AT  LOWEST  PRICES.  1HK   LEr.AXI)   HOl'SK,    Xakusp.   B.   C,  provides iro"d accommodations for travelers.  MliS. MCDoL'GAI.I).  1  General Draying: Mining Sup  plies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.  Our  Bag,p*ag,e wagons meet  all Sunday trains.  *HK  AIIT.TNOTON"  HOTKL,   Slocan City,  is headquarter.-for Mining- and Commercial  Men.   tiKiHixo i Hkndkksox.  'I  FOR-   S-AJLxE.  FOK  S,\r.l'*--A  pavinir   new-spaner and  Oflice.     Address.   R.   T.   I.oWRIiY  Denver  fnh  New  A  DWEIJ-ING AND TWO I.OTS in New  Denver.    Apply at Tin: I,kjm;k Office,    tf  Saddle Horses and Pack Animals.  Feed Stables at New Denver.  '|*HK    'PAYSTKKAK'     BUIT.OTNG    r.nd  1     lot in Sandon.    Address. Tiik   I/Kdok. New  Denver.  Men's Department  We are offering Men's Fleece-lined Underwear, in sizes 34 to 44, from 65 cents up.  Men's Cartright & Warner's National Wool and Cashmere Shirts and Drawers,   from  $1.50 each up.  Men's Flannel, Cotton Flannelette, Cashmere and Silk Niffht Shirts,  in all weights.    Black Cashmere Sox 25 cents per pair.  Men's Pajamas  Latest Novelfcies in Neckwear, Collars, Cuffs, Regatta Negligee and Flannel Shirts,  LjKVKRAt,  THOrSAXD  >   ��    THK LKDiiK.  )Id newspapers, at  SOLE AGENTS FOR  BUTTE RICK PATRRNR,  THE ONLY RELIABLE.  ��  Fred. Irvine & Co.,  NELSON, B. C.  ��    MEN'S    FURNISHINGS  ��  & A SPECIALTY. 

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