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Volume VIII.   No  27.
NEW DENVER, B...C., APRIL 4, 1901.
Price, $2.00 Year ADVancb
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G®r\®r£l l^eWs Float
In and About 'the Slocan and Neighboring Camps
that are Talked About.
LOCAL   OHIT-OHAT.
Tomorrow is Good Friday.
8. T. Walker returned from the coast
Monday.
Madame Albani will sing at Nelson
•on April 16th.
"  The choicest line of fishing tackle in
the Slocan at Nelson's Drug Store.
The infant child of Mrs. Tipping died
in Slocan City on Sunday morning last.
James Currie and wife returned from
their several months' eastern trip on
Monday. . vl7
Dr. MiUoy^Jhe popular dentist of
Rossland, will be in Sandon from April
■6th to 12th.
A son has come to make happy the
home ot Mr. and Mrs. Fred B. Wright,
Slocan City.
Easter hats are more conspicuous this
_ jrearjn the Slocan than ever before—by
their absence.
If you appreciate the delicious you
should taste Gonong's chocolates at
John Williams'.
A. B. Docksteader Is census taker for
the Slocan, and he started to pry into
family affairs on Monday.
A great number of fruit trees are being planted this spring, and the homes
of Now Denver thus beautified.
An exchange says: "A fat widow al
ways reminds us of too much hash to
warm over."  In what way .'please?
On April 11th the Ladies Aid of the
Presbyterian Church, Sandon, will glre
« concert in the Miners' Union Hall.
The royalty on Yukon gold has been
reduced from 10 to 6 per cent. The
reduction to go into effect on April 16.
Easter Monday will be observed by
the city's Gratis Grading Gang tuming
out to make the hole in the government
reserve smaller.
Tbe Nelson Trades and Labor Council
has, by resolution, condemned the action
of the government in raising tbe revenue
tax to Ave dollars.
The price of dynamite has gone up In
tha Kootenays. As a reason it is claim*
«d that the price of glycerine has been
increased 90 per cent.
Tbemlo.Mdelcga|Jon will l,eaye for,
Ottawa this week. The Government
has signified Its willingness to hear the
delegation upon Its arrival.
. An export d§tyt on coal would act like
in e.port dnty on any other c-om mod (ty
tblfthe conntry*produfl*ii—tflthernln*
•tion of the Industry thus taxed.
. Holders of mineral claims in the
Kettle River district are preparing to
go there shortly. "Red Paddy,"alwayi
first on the scene, leavos this week.
The Dominion Government wi'l pass
the Crow's Nest Southern charts/, and
the outlook (or tlin road into the coal
fields from the south is indeed bright,
S, S. Taylor, K. C, writing from Ot*
Uwa, eaya th* time, U ripe for astion,
and that proper pressure there will get
the smelter bonus.   Put on the squeeze.
The hospital staff ha* been hard trietl
the past week caring for II. H. Reeves,
who haa been at the point of death for
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condition
The children of the Junior department, under the efficient leadership of
Miss Hew ton, gave a reception Wed*
oeaday afternoon to oarentsand friends,
in the school room.
The sweetest disposition can be made
tweeter by eating McCormick's raara*
eaibo chocolates That's why tho
•mile ol perpetual sunshine is always
en shift at John Williams'.
Dame Nature played a cold "josh" on
us April Int. After a month of summer
weather a severe snow storm was as
kindly received as an Icicle down your
back In the month of August.
•' W J. Christie and Colonel Ray are
la Nelsott trying to solve the financial
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problem that has affected the Mollie
Gibson for some time. Indications are
that the mine will be reopened shortly.
Mrs. R. Cameron, of Alamo, takes
this means of thanking the many friends
who so kindly assisted hor in her late
bereaVement, both by their sympathy
and liberal contributions.
Lieutenant-Governor, Sir Henri Joly,
has gone to California on sick leave.
Chief Justice McColl has been appointed
administrator to act in the absence of
the Lieutenant-Governor.
Slocan City has taken upon itself the
nickname of "the Baby City." This
would indicate that the inhabitants of
"the burg" believe that the fountain of
life is inexhaustible and that there is to
be no decrease in the birth rate.
John Williams is stocked with candles
that are right up to date. He is the
only man in this section that knows just
WuSv^yoU'want^o^ieed'that'SweettoothT
And he is the only man that handles
Gonong's and McCormick's delicious
chocolates.
Special Easter services will be held
in the Methodist church next Sunday.
Morning service at 11 o'clock for children; open session of the Sunday School
at 2:80 p. tn., evening service at 7:80.
Special music provided for all services.
The children's morning service will be
especially interesting and all are earnestly invited to attend.
Judging from private information received from the editor of this paper the
subscription list will reach the million
mark several centuries earlier than has
heretofore been anticipated, As no
names will be added after that you
can see the necessity of sending In your
name before It is too late.
According to a statement made by J.
C, Drewry, general manager of the
Canadian Gold Fields, Ltd., a smelter
is to be erected in East Kootenay bv a
New York capitalist, of, 1,000 tons daily
capacity. The plant will be erected at
a point east of Kootenay Landing on
tho completion of the Crow's Nest
Southern road.
Tho as. Slocan carried her flag at half-
mast Friday and Saturday in respect for
Duke Bennlson, whose sudden death
occurred a,t Nejaon last Thursday, Mr.
Bennlson was purser'on tlie a*. Nelson,
and some time ago acted in that capacity on the Slocan In place of Purser
'WrltflU,! JDurlog his brief Wrlow on
the Sloean he made many-friends 1
lie suit implicating'the owners of
tho Marlon, which has recently been
filed, Is not against Alex 8proat and
Florence Mclnnes, as was reported last
week, but, on the contrary, action has
been brought by them against Messrs.
Chaplin and Stewart to force tbe payment of thu balance due on the half
interest bought by the defendants.
It Is reported at Victoria that when
Finance Minister Turner delivers his
budget speech on the resumption of the
house after the Easter recess he will
announce his retirement from political
life to accept tho post of agent-general
in London It is also stated that he
will take up his duties there before the
end of May and that he will be assisted
in his duties for the first few months
nt incumbency by li „. Uosnetl, the
premier's private secretary.
The output of the Rossland mines for
last week was over 8,400 tons,    It now
solidated Mining Company, Ltd,, will
pay its second 8 per cent on the paid-up
capital stock of the company. The
dividend is for the first quarter of the
year. The first dividend of the Ceitre
Star is 1 cent a share, or 135,000 in all.
Tliis brings the total paid by this mine
to date $175,000. "
Everybody knows that Slocan beefsteaks are tough. It is seldom, however, that such desperate measures are
taken to put a stop to their importation
as was tried last Thursday on the Slocan-
Nelson road. Five miles from Slocan
City a refrigerator car of beef destined
for this and neighboring points fell over
a bridge ard into the river 60 feet below. So far as is known there is no
newspaper editor implicated in causing
the wreck, although one who has very
pronounced opinions on the toughidity
of beefsteaks and the horror of eating
them went over the road that day. The
fall did not make an impression on the
beef It was rescued and is being
served up in dainty little slabs for the
mastication of man. The car was badly
wrecked and had to be left in the river
bed.	
SLOGAN MINKRAL FLOAT.
A small force started work on the
Marion Tuesday.
Another payment was made on the
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soon to experience greater activity in
mining than ever before. The Le Roi,
War Eagle and Centre 8tar are going
to bring water from near 8heep take
and will erect one or more very large
cnnennlnfon. The total cost of the
undertaking will be about 1000,000.
When thu ptauu am in optu-aUott it (s
claimed that U ore can be made to pay.
Two wore mine* paid dividends this
week. They are the St Eugene at
Movie.In East Kootenay, and theCentre
Star at Ro«*lfln<f   Th** ct. E*i"<*i'<* fW
Hartne.
Another carload of ore will be shipped
this week by the Bosun.
Tho contract will be let this week for
a tramway from the Hewett mine to
road.;- ■■ "■'a;
Work is steadily going ahead on the
Pinto. The showing of ore continues
to improve
Under a Iwisr to W, W. Warner, the
Wonderful hits been re opened and is
being worked hy a »mnll force.
F. Malcom and the Greno Brothers
have been given the contract for sink*
ing the shaft from the No. 5 tunnel on
the Payne.
Operations ut the Reco aud Good*
enough were stopped Inst Saturday, owing to bad trails, seepage, and like
spring complaints.
The Speculator company has purchased the Little Dorrit and Aunty
Lola mineral claims, situated on the
south side of Springer creek, for the
timber that l» on them.
The Slocan Star mill will he started
up this week foi a long run. The force
employed at tho mine numbers 06, but
this will be increased to over a hundred
whot^lt is running full*hand$d.. 7.'
* Two nuggets of ore from the Sunset,
the promising mine owned, by ,Gwi W.
Hughes, in Jackson Basin,' are* being
shipped east to be placed on exhibition.
One piece weighs 255 pounds, tha other
220, and both are* the highest 'grade
galena.
A strike of four feet of clean ore* has
been made in Ihe No, 4 tunnel on the
Emily Edith. This given this property
immense working gruond and when
shipments are begun the Emily Edith
will eclipse any property fort the Jake,
If not In tha whole Slocau. y ff,
The shaft on tho Ruby has been sunk
six feet from the drift aod the ore shoot
has widened to about eight inches and
has changed In character. It is of a
soft decomposed substance, very sltnl
tar to that found on the surface. Under
the present contract the shaft will be
sunk 26 feet.
KXmiRNION   OP   M1NINU   MMN.
Alter an absence of five months In
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Mining and Smelting Co., has returned
to take up his duties In this province.
To the Rossland Miner Mr. Graves
gives an Interesting budget respecting
vine tin in iij* timiKtii. 111 tin* rug tiitiiiey
centres and financial conditions generally Not the least interesting feature
was the announcement that in all likelihood, due to his Initiative, the C. P. R,
will ran a special excursion In Jane
from Montreal to f\iitlsh Colombia to
enable investors and Intending Investors
to visit the various mining district! for
the purpose of becoming acquainted
with the mineral roeourres of tha province, »  s  ,
'•We have taken up with I). kfcNlcol,
vV'*-<>iv.(,',<i,i i.f •*.,• c !\ «;, * «,*.»; /•
"the question of running; an excursion
to British Columbia this summer, probably in June. The idea was very
warmly received and the vice-president
has promised some special privileges
which have not yet been announced.
iiAt all events a special rate will be
quoted. The proposition is to place the
train at the disposal of the visitors, enabling them first to stop off at Fort
Steele, Fernie, there to inspect the coal
fields, then visit Nelson and the Slocan
district, Rossland afterwards, and finally
the Boundary district. In this manner
these people will have an opportunity
of seeing the most representative mines
and mining districts. This itinerary,
of course, may be varied, but that in
the main will be the programme. Mr.
McNicol has left the details to Mr. Kerr,
the general passenger agent, with
whom 1 have had some correspondence
since reaching Spokane. I took occasion to inform many of our leading
shareholders of the excursion, and
many of them and others, not only in
Montreal, but Boston, New York and
Philadelphia parties, will avail themselves of the chance to come west this
summer.? I feel confident that the result cannot be otherwise than advantageous in so far as it will enable these
people to become more intimately acquainted with the mineral wealth of
this province."
our MftfnS Resources
• Hector McRae Speaks Plainly to London Brokers
on the Possibilities of the Country.
SCHOOL   BBFORT. <>
v 1 he following is the standing of the
pupils attending the New Denver public
school during the month of March.
SENIOR DIVISION*.
5th Class.—Ada I. McDougall, J. A.
Irwin, W. R. Vallance, Hilda Macdonald, E. G. Irwin, L.'c. Irwin, C M.
Nesbitt.
4th Class.—R. Blumeuauer, C H.
Baker, H. L. Gibbs, C J. Vallance, E
Byrnes, F. Chirk, C. Macdonald, Foster
Dingman.
8rd Class.—S. Carey, M. Avlson, V.
Lawrence, Gracie Baker, L. A. Koch,
E. Taylor, J. Cropp, Geo. Sproat, M. L.
Nesbitt.
J. Irwin, Teacher.
JUNIOR DIVISION.
2nd Class.—F. Burgess, Ethel Gibbs,
Hazol Hill, Gracie Sutherland, Milly
Sutherland, Wlnnlfrad McDougall, W.
Clever, Hugh Nelson, Gracie Williams,
Marion Mclnnes.
Pt. II. Class.—Athlyn Vallance. A,
Williams, C. Nelson, Luvorne Caw*
rence, Bernlce Baker, S. Irwin, Willie
Nesbltti Mary Clover, D. Shannon,
Ethel Burgess, Llxale Burgess.
First Reader, Senior Olass.-N. Hill,
Mary Murray, H. Drewry, Nina Sutherland.      ,   "Ak     ,\
First Reader, J iiniorClaas.—Marguerite Vajlftnce, Edna Baker. Vera Cropp,
IvySbMafr, Bert Williams, B. Nelson,
Edith 8hanoon, Fannie Cook, Violet
Nesbitt.     "      •      7.7
Mmh Hbwton, Teacher.
BDBMKD  TO   MATH,
Last Friday evening a very sad accident happened at the Chapleau mine,
on Lemon Creek, by which Mrs. Geo.
B. Bo-ar, wife of one of the employees,
lost liar life.0 The deceased .lady was
alone in tbe bouso when by some means
hor clothing took Are, and before help
arrived she wss so severely burned that
death ensued In a short time. I: ia
thought that a fnlntlllg spell overcame
her while near tho stove. The funeral
took place nu Sunday afternoon at
Slocan cemetery. Deceased was a
young woman, and had lately gone to
the Chapleau to be with her husband
11141   INORRASK  IN   CAPACITY.
It is announced that the contract for
the supply of two additional furnaces
with a joint minimum capacity of 000
tons per day and two converters for the
('.rariV)--Smottni-   CfllSftlit). nf ».i,n(lni.  1rY»
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tons of matte daily,-has been awarded
by the Granby Consolidated Mining
and Smelting Co. to the Gates Iron
Works of Chicago, the same firm that
furnished the original plant. This will
give the Granby smelter a total rap*.
city of 1.200 tons per day. The contract calls for the deliverv of the plant
within W) days and it will be In operation by September 1.
A ArsM*** tut of hVl-»mlf»>»« tn*ti>.
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Mr. Hector McRae, of Rossland, a few
days ago received a letter from a prominent firm of London, Eng , brokers,
who have been instrumental in placing
large mining deals ou the London market, says the Miner. A representative
of the firm came out to British Columbia
about 18 months ago for the purpose of
looking over the ground with a view to
making investments. An extract from
his recent letter to Mr. McRae reads as
follows:
"When I had the pleasure of seeing
you 16 months ago we quite hoped that
things would so shape themselves in
British Columbia that we would be able
to take an active interest in opening up
that district, but, as you know, events
have been altogether against us, and
what with the smash at the end of 1899,
from which the market barely recovered
during the whole of 1900, and, further
still, the collapse brought about by the
"failulreTorThe London~&*~GloBe, we see
very little chance for tbe present, at
least, of any public interest being taken
in British Columbia however good the
actual prospects may be. Indeed, business here is 00 good, especially in the
American market, and promises to
spread over markets generally, that our
attention is less than ever, directed to
troublesome undeveloped markets. Of
course, with South African mines it is
quite different, and we look for good
prices and business here. It is most
unfortunate (or your district that so
speculative a person as Whitaker
Wright should have associated himself
with it."
Mr. McRae lost no time In sending a
reply, which deals with the mining
situation very thoroughly and exhaust*
ively. "I regrot that British Columbia
Is not fashionable In London just now,"
says he. "Investors there appear to
prefer the Black Man's Country, but It
Is to be hoped that they will soon get
over their 'Jungle Fever.' If such
firms aa yours would take hold of our
good properties and exploit them in
London, our district, in a very short
time, would prove both fashionable and
profitable Ior the English investor. It
looks as though our cousins to the south
of the line are to have the cream of the
Dominion from the Atlantic to tbe Pacific, snd it is a groat pity, as the effect
within the next couple of generations
is apparent. While Mr. Wbltakea
Wright has much to answer for, at the
samo time had be not come In when he
did I am satisfied that this camp would
now be almost, if not altogether, controlled by the Americans, as In tbe
Boundary district. Whatever errors
be may have made, he certainly does
not owe his associates, or clients, any
apologies for his Investment* In this
province. Notwithstanding the lack of
Interest in our district with your investing public, it Is making rapid strides,
and is fast coming to the front aw a
great mineral country, and Is even now
attracting the attention ol practical
mining and railway magnates of the
United States."
Mr. Mcllae theu proceeds to give a
brief summary of the outlook in the
various camps, and closes his letter
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htivi* * -front tv»^R-"«nT»IAt\«***\tiil rnllwny
connecting the Atlantic with the Pacific,
with spurs from the main line connecting with all nur developed mining
camps, and still spreading out.   The
W.ka)***.^ K»»v;fc   W.6   7)«itt   WV„^i.»   ntK*
than obtain In any other mining district
In North America. But this Is not all.
Another great railway, the Great
Northern, is starting In to compete for
a portion of the trade, which Mr. Hill
ctiiuukr* worth fighting for, and when
that gentleman makes up his mind that
a certain mining tamp is good enough
for his system, you may rest assured it
is good enough fer the English investor.
**W# h*vt> i<w,m«n*t> v'n'l'i   ''»***»>( r>(
fi'n*li'», ;. --il  '<;••!« I'tiN-ifr-. i-<»'il   v.ifi'i'
everywhere, and the very best.,; mining
laws that obtain anywhere. In face of
all these facts it is surprising that the
London investor prefers to put his
money into the jungles of South Africa,
where no white man can exist for more
than one season at a stretch and where
gold is still an unknown quantity, or in
the southern part, where the rebellious
Boer and the ostentatious-Israelite ore-
vail."	
BAILBOAD   BUII.DKBS   WON'T   BID.
There is every reason to believe that
the Coast-Kootenay railroad will not be
built this year if the government holds
to its present policy. The promoters of
the V. V. & E. road are iudignant over
the terms the government is exacting
on tenders for theCoast-Kobteaay road.
The main features of the specifications
areas follows:
(1)   The company   must contribute
Tour per cent, of the gross earnings to
the government, such per cent, to be
a first charge on the road.
(2) All contracts must be submitted
to the governor-in-council for approval,
at well a*s all materials employed In
construction.
(8) No aliens must be employed unless it can be shown to the governor in-
council that the road cannot be built
without them.
(4) A daily ferry must be operated
from the mainland to some point on the
island.
(5) Rates must be subject to approval of tho governor-in-council.
Tho promoters of the V. V. ft E. say
that they will not table a tender under
the terms of the specifications, which
they hold to be prohibitive. They say
that vhe imposition of the first clause
would be to saddle the scheme with an
Incubus which would be fatal to floating,
the necessary loan. They also allege
that such condition would be repugnant
to Dominion statute, which provides
that running expenses must be a first
charge on the earnings. Bondholders
also object to any other charge taking
precedence of theirs. Four per cent, of
the gross, they say, would mean about
12 por cent of the net earnings. Tbe
provision relating to aliens ia also considered superfluous and ultra vires of
the province, aa tho Dominion laws prohibit the employment of aliens.
■I.OOAN   OKB  SffirMKNTa.
The total amount of ore shipped from
the Slocan and Slocan City mining
divisions (or the year 1900 waa, approximately, 85,000 tons. Since January l
to' March 80, 1901, the shipments have
been as follows:
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I'sjrnt ,  Uf t«M
UstChtnot   to SOS
HlorsnHur  fit
jtuth  »M
Itawit  W
HswMt       * MS
Amorlrsn Dav        •» 4*4
Ivsnlion..   si MM
Trsds Dollsr  WO
H«i vswlioi  IH
W ..li.lsffttl  4
Arlluirwm 144* ea»
Two Friends   in
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lUrtm-y  m
nisck Vrlncs  «o
(i(KKl()nuu»eh    *) 14S
Mlllsr Greek  10
Hm'o   m m
sunset   to sno
si,n«*« «'*i,. noli KI*M«  M
Nii.tl Awn • ' *•
Wiil Fot              tl
Allium*   J*
Quifii lless  ml
flonltAr.,  SSft
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HomlholiW  tl
llambli-r    m
Hur'irtss      *»
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Hrtmilitor  10
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Total Utfts ....MS M»
A •^.000,fjOo"syn(llca"wTeal is pending in San Francisco and with its sue
av.«fut cmummraation the entire fishing
and packing Industry on the Pacific
Coast will be controlled by one big
corporation. J. Pierpont Morgan is at
the head of tbe deal. Tb<» it no '-h
•tory. ««__««««^«.
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THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B. C, APRIL 4, 1901.
Eighth Yeab
Tax Ledge Is two dollars a year in advance. When not so paid, it is $2.50 to parties worthy ol credit. Legal advertising 10 cents a
•nouparifl line first insertion, and 5 cents a line each subsequent insertion. Readhu* notices 25 cents a line, mid commercial advertising
graded in prices according to circumstances.
FELLOW PH.GBIMS: The LkdGK Is located at New Denver. B. 0., and can be traced to -many parts of the earth. It comes to the front
•very Thursday and has never been raided by the sheriff, snowslided by oheap silver, or subdued by the fear of man. It works for the trail
blazer as well as the bay-windowed and champagne-flavored capitalist. It aims to be on the right side of everything and believes that hell
should be administered to the wicked in large doses. It has stood the test of time, and an ever-increasing naystreak is proof that It is
better to tell the truth, even if the heavens do occasionally hit our smokestack. A. ohute of job work is worked occasionally for the benefit
of humanity and the financier. Come iu and see us. but do not pat the bull dog on the oramum, or chase the blaok 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
sure of a bunk in paradise, with thornless roses for a pillow by night, and nothing but gold to look at by day.     »
R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.
The Ledge.
A pencil cross in this square
Indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor
wishes once again to look at
;our collateral?
THURSDAY,   APRIL 4,  1901.
FROM THK KDITOR'S TJPPKR STOrE.
Strawberries
at this office.
are never refused
Watch thispaper for.the adventures of a traveling editor.
Quinine comes from a tree that
always grows 7,000 feet or more
above sea level.
A camel can carry 400 pounds on
its back. Slocan pack horses would
have to hump themselves to do as
much. ' _____
Pike, salmon and gold fish never
sleep. If they were only human
what a fine police force the world
conld have.
His feet are so tender that walking
back is impossible, and his appetite
is dangerous to be at large. It
might cause a famine. A hunch to
the wise is as good as four columns
of leaded entreaties.
Letters are sent by pneumatic
power from Paris to Berlin in 25
minutes. We want something like
this between New Denver and Trout
Lake City.' Just received a paper
from there 19 days after its date.
This mail route must be operated
by the rheumatic power.
want and distress. Pagans in
foreign lands have their own
methods of worship, and it is not
polite for, us to steal them away
from their gods. We would not
tolerate such treatment from them.
P.—"And no doubt vou are the soul
of, honor?"
C.—"That  is    my    belief—a   belief
shared by all my friends and acquaint
ances."
P.—"And I think, before taking up
finanee, you have devoted a long life to
the service of your country?"
C. —That isso My career has been
awarded by all kindsof honors."
P.—"And there is no particular reason why you should dabble in Stock
Exchange matters?''
C—"None that I know of—save, perhaps, to serve a friend."
P.—"Now, be very careful. Do you
know anything* whatever about the
business it is proposed you should
superintend?"
, C —"Nothing whatever I know
nothing absolutely abcmt business."
P.—"Then I have much pleasure in
informing you that you have been unanimously elected .* member of the
Board of Management."
WHAT   THK,   WORI.l>   I.OVES.
The world loves eternally—
His honey, not the bee; '
Its fruit, and not the tree:
The blossom, net the ground;
Tho truth, not hitn who found;
The light, and not tlie bringer;
Tho song, aud not the singer.
We are but instruments,
The strings attuned and tense,
Whereon the hand of time
Strikes some few notes sublime;
= And so the muRtc prove
A thing for men to love,
, What matter whence it came,
Or what the singers name?
—Charles G. Blanden.
A   CENTTJRY-0_D   COBBLER'S  BILL.
The language of the following extraordinary piece ot literature appears not
a little startling at first sight, and we
are somewhat surprised to learn that it
is only an ancient cobbler's bill of 100
years ago:
To Mr. Bolton,
Wenchly Hill,
Enoch Jones.
Shillings. Pence
10
2
3
1800.
Nov.—Clogged iip Miss
Dec—Mended up Miss...
Jan.—Tapped Master	
Mar.—Turned up,clogged
and mended the Maid..
April—Lined, bound and
put a piece on Madam ■ ■
June—Soled and tapped
the Maid	
Nov.—Tapped Madam...
Dec—Put a piece on Madam, stretching and toeing little Master .7
A standard candle power, a unit of
light, one candle, is the light given out
by a sperm candle, weighing "six to the
p*>und and burning 120 grains per hour.
¥
^iS**' Jewelers
Importers of Fiue Watcnea. Watchmakers aud
Opticians. Send (or our fine Watch Catalogue.
OLD GOLD and SILVER boutrht at the hlgheit
price.
PATENAUDE BROS.,
NELSON, B, C.
editor of
search
in
Paul Kruger thinks of visiting
America. .If he visits Canada''his
advice upon Crows Nest coal affairs
might be valuable.
Keep away from Russian railways. They are the most dangerous in the world and kill or hurt
80 out of every million people who
travel upon them.
The editor of this paper has gone
east, armed with $100 iu money
and a sweet smile. Parsons and
others in the cent belt are warned
to look out for him.
While the editor is eastward subscribers are requested to send in
their collateral in order that the
bull-dog may be fed, and a new
fence put around our whiskey-per-
fumed water barrel.
It is sad to think that the big
stores of Toronto do not keep mints,
smelters and lead refineries for sale.
If they did the express company
could hardly handle the business it
would do with B. C.
Dr. Kippen, of St. Thomas, befriended an old lady in Sault Ste
Marie when she was siok and poor.
When she,died tlie other day she
left the kind physician $78,000.1
Another reason why we should be
kind to the aged.
. "Betwixt Too ^tools'' is the wfcy
the News* Advertiser heads an article on war, The nice editor of
that paper was probably afraid to
spell too two for fear the public
would think he was spinning a
yarn on the miseries of calomel.
Mosquitoes spread malaria and
yellow fever, but they will not bite
a man who is loaded with sulphur.
The season of that good old stuff
ma used to give us, sulphur and
molasses, is now due. Twee a shot
ye'uns who are afraid of tho yellow
fever. 	
When a Chinaman gets sick he
always wants a medicine   whose
Some think that the
this paper has gone east
of & wife, while others say that he
will get a mint, smelter and refinery
at some bargain counter and bring
them to New Denver. Such is not
the case. He is after Carnegie for
the purpose of getting funds to
build a library at Victoria for the
use of B. C. legislators.
■ —____.
When the Chinese repair one of
their churches they cover the eyes
of their wooden, stone or iron gods
so-that-the-deities-wilLnQt.see_arid
be offended at the disorder. Notwithstanding all this display of religious feeling they will eat meat
on Friday, and refuse to drive the
devil away with holy water. They
prefer fire-crackers for that purpose.
In Canada as we meet each other
on the street we say, "Good morning," "How do you do," etc. In
China one says, "Have you eaten
rice, *' while the other says, • 'I have
eaten enough." Of course in the
Slocan a man will sometimes ask
you if you have had your "morning's morning," which probably
means nomething the same as rice
in China.      _____
The parson warns the people
against the evils of wine, cards,
etc., and then he goes home and
loads himself with food that would
kill an ostrich in a few seasons.
He evidently does not know that
wrong food and wrong eating cause
more sin than anything else. Still
he must know about the immense
amount of trouble Adam caused by
eating fruit when.it was green or
out of season. Part of the world
still has cramps from the after
effects of Adam's dietetic error.
When m white man takes ah oath
in court he Ibolds up his right arm
and affirms, or Jtlsses a bible and
..wears. When a Chinaman tikes
an oath he does it over a piece of
lighted paper or the needless body
of f recently deceased chicken.
We laugh at tiie Chinamen for do*
ing tills, but how much difference
is there in the methods of expecting
the truth from fear? None. Just
a matter of earlier education under
different flags and language.
If we return alive from the aged
and dismal cent belt we propose to
begin the publication of a monthly
Eaper (one plunk a year) that will
urn a hole in everything that is
evil, and brush away many of the
mythical cobwebs that now festoon
the mind of man. It will have a
cayenne  flavor, and will not be
Arua*-an&ra o*um of taut*** rowocn
A mosquito can live three months.
Many of them die from blood poisoning, while millions of them go up
the flume by the sudden death
route. They are full of courage,
and there are few mutes among
them. They are seldom seen in
New Denver, but along the water
route between Nakusp and Kobson
they swarm like Micks at a wake.
At Burton City seven years ago
they chased a reporter of this paper
out of the camp and he had to
swim 22 miles before they would
let go. The reporter had to drink
a gallon of whiskey every morning
for a month before he recovered
from the shock. Then we t buried
him under the lilacs by the" waters
of Green river. Every day for
weeks a band of mosquitoes would
sit upon his grave and weep until
their hearts seemed to break, and
one-by„one_they_died7Qf nervous
prostration or rapid consumption.
Thus it is that the strange workings of nature are revealed unto
man, and those who have touched
garments with Ananias can .fully
appreciate the sad story just told
of mosquito remorse.
DR?
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THK   IDKAX   DIRKCTOR.
The London Punch has prepared this
examination for a directorship, which,
with very slight alterations, would also
do ior a managership in some of thu
English mining companies that have
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rurrent df-legatlon wind will fo»» of
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tf there ever was a time that the
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bis heart the opportune moment
ha** arrives. Our editor is in tlie
coat. If he flhould be held up nnd
line hia return ticket the situation
would rapidly assume the terrible.
urmgtt at the txxi ot kin*,*. It to Ul
tell the truth if hell splits open and
swallows half the earth. If our
friends think there broom for such
a iournal we wonld be pleased to
have them write us their opinion*
before we take the deal.
The Presbyterian church In Canada want* a million dollar*, and is
flooding every fold with circulars
to that eftVt An inervaw of
spiritual power is annum! those
who dig np liberally. The money
is to be used for spreading the faith
in foreign lands, improving oollefes
Mid helping out worn-out ministers
and their families. It would be
much hotter to spwd this million!
educating the baathen at home aad
aseisting  all  etafwe*  who are in
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THE LEDttE, NEW DENVER, B. C, APRIL 4. 1901.
\
WHERE   IT   TAKES   A   MAN.
Any one ciin be a soldier when there's nothing
else to do
But wear a brilliant uniform and lineup for review.
Any one can grasp a musket and march proudly
down the street
When an admiring crowd Is present and the
music's loud and sweet;
Bnt when the trumpet sounds for war, and dram
and screaming life
Betoken grim forebodings of the coming deadly
strife, ,
And, amid the cannon's roaring, when you see
the foe in sight,
It takes a man to stand In hue and face the
coming fight.
When the sun Is shining brightly on a cloudless
-    summer'* day,
And the waves are idly lapping It, a calm> and
.':   peaceful way,
When the breezes softly ripple aud the sails are
held In check,
Any one can be a sailor and parade the quarterdeck;
But when the storm king mutters and the angry
billows roll, ,
And the sails are madly flapping, striking terror
to the soul.
And when the vessel tosses and the sens run
njountalnhlgh,
It takes a man to guide the ship and winds and
waves defy.
You can live a life of pleasure If the birds sing all
theday,
And the skies are blue above you, melting all the
clouds away; a
< If no gloomy shadows hover 'round your sunshine to dispel,
And all doubts and fears forever from your mind
you will expel,
But when sorrows overtake you, and you bear a
heavy load,
And obstructions rise before you as you tread the
rooky road.
When dearest friends desert you In your keenest
hour of pain, ..
It takes a man to overcome and struggle on
, again.
Any one can follow blindly in the surging,
sweeping throng.
Pressing on without a leader, rushing aimlessly
along;  A
It is easy to go forward If the rest are going, too;
You can do with zealous ardor what you see the
others do.
But to leave the crowd behind you, and to dare
to stand alone.
And to face the taunts of others, and the truth
and righli to own,
Standing firtnly, though unaided—save by God
Almighty's hand-
Takes a hand of righteous honor 'gainst the foe
to make a standi
—E. A. Brinlnstool, In Buffalo Express.
possible for her to see her father before he died,
they would have taken her to him; but although
the railway ran past the village, the nearest
railway station could not be reached within four
hours, and the north-going train was due to past
there In two hours.
0 Yam received ihe news quietly—so quietly,
indeed, that the women wondered amongst themselves, and after the old Chinese woman had
closed the door of the little shack upon them,
remarked on the strange and stoical behavior of
the Chinese people In general and one little girl
In particular. But even as they spoke a small
hand pluoked at their shirts.
"I go see my father," 0 Yam said; and there
was resolution In her voice.
'•Come home with me| poor little dear!" coaxed
the old lady, taking 0 Tarn's hand and seeking
to lead her along. But the child would not be
persuaded, and darted from her. ■
Presently the youngest, who was walking' behind the others, cried; ^'Mother! Mother! Look
at 0 Yam."" '     A ''"A'.
They were standing on a hill below which
ran the railway track, and between the rails
(stood 0 Yam holding alof i a broom.  Tied to the
sweeping and upper end of the broom was a
magenta silk garment—0 Yam's best blouse. It
fluttered in the breeze like a banner .and stretched
Itself out as If to greet the approaching train-
not five minutes' distance off.
"0 Yam! 0 Yam!" the women screamed
clinging to one another.
And to their straining ears was borne: "It I
no sec my father tonight, I no be live."
They understood then; the child was risking
her life to see her father die. 7,
"Good Lord 1" cried one, "it Is the fast express,
and the chancw are a hundred to one that it will
g« over bet."
The train thundered down. Its breath was on
thechlld. "
The sisters covered their eyes, their mother fell
on her knees murmuring a prayer. ->
But the chance in a hundred was vouchsafed
to 0 Yam. The train stopped-almost too late
And Wo Kee died that night with his little
daughter's arms around him. .; A
F
IIIHHIIIIIIIIIIII
3
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIM
THE   MONOOIJAN   OUTXANBER;
0  YAM-A 8KKTCH.
This story, by Miss Sui Sin Pah, was pub
lished In The Land of Sunshine for November.
Of the author the editor of the maeaslne, Mr.
Charles F. Lummls, says: ,
"This 'Chinese Lily' (for that Is the translation
of Sul Sin Fah) was born In 1868 in Macclesfield,
Cheshire. England; her father was an English
merchant In Shanghai, andThere rharrled_her
mother, a Chinese lady of rank and beauty. Her
education was limited bv reverses before ahe
was l»; and ever since she grew to woman's
To the Editor of The -Lkdgk:
Dear8lr,—At every turn of the wheel of Industry and every Industrial success the Mongolian looms up as the "skeleton at the feast,"
and at unexpected quarters we are constantly
stumbling across this mountain of opposition.
Durii.g the past week the matter has been
placed prominently before the people of Nelson.
On Sunday lust a sermon was preached by Bev.
Mr. Morgan, the Baptist minister, who, In a very
guarded manner, enunciated some very wholesome, but unwelcome truths on the Chinese
question, indicating the common bond of brotherhood existing between the white aud yellow
slaves, and as usual utterly Ignoring tbe same
relationship existing between tbe industrial
slave aud hU white-skinned "boss."
The other case was that of a white*klnned
Yahoo, who attempted to intimidate a Nelson
photographer by plaelng a notice on his show
case requesting him to "Please take these Mongolians away from white people and oblige your-
alone saving, to shut off the stream of one hundred millions which annually are squandered in
Intoxicating liquors, without mentioning the
waste In tobacco and other useless and extravagant habits. The English Ambassador in China,
Sir Robert Hart, writing to the North American
Review, of February last, says of the Chinese:
"They are well behaved, law abiding, intelligent,
economical and industrious. A . . They believe In right so firmly that they scorn to think
that It requires to be supported or enforced by
might. . . . They are teachable, practical
and wonderfully gifted wi*h common sense; they
are excellent artizans, reliable workmen, and of
a good faith that, everyone acknowledges and ad- ,
mires in their commercial dealings."
Dr. Dillon, who was quoted in our last letter,
adds a similar testlmoivv, when he says: "In the
branch of ethics, \yhieh includes courtesy, good
breeding, tact and all the outward acts which
laws and publUs opinion can prescribe or forbid'
the Chinese have no equals."
Evidences of a similarly nattering nature
might be quoted galore, but sufficient has been
said for the purpose of showing that the Chinese
question Is not one for which they are to blame,
but for which wo are to blame, fiyst by our aggressive Inroads Into their territory,and,lndirect-
ly.by allowing the legislation and trade of our
nation to be manipulated by the men now on top,
while we, in our self-satisfied way, only long for
and Indulge in the flesh pots.
The ballot and the schoolhouse, in addition to
our Individual unselfishness and cnlightment.are
the only solutions of the troubles, individual and
social, under which we suffer, and we are but
reaping what we, or others like us, have sown.
YEL D'AORB.
Kootenay, B.C., March S9th, 1901.
THE   UUAKD8MAN.
R. Walter Wright, lu the Christian Guardian,
gays: ' Probably you have seen the picture. A
great St. Bernard Is sitting composedly at the
door pf his kennel, and between his forefeet a
little white, beribboued kitten has taken refuge
from a pack of persecuting curs. The great dog
gazes down upon them with an air of conscious
superiority, of reposeful strength, almost of utter
Indifference; and the kitten looks out with well
nigh a smile on Its face of peaceful security. The
ours are in a dilemma, face to face with a Gib-
rulter, and their attitudes are a study. One is a
coward; he has turned tall to danger and stands
tjembling, ready to run at a moment's notice.
One is a picture of rollicking naughtiness, the
Incarnation of Impudence; he would dare almost
anything were there the slightest chance of success. Another stands witn head turned to one
side, evidently reasoning over the case, full of
craft and guile. Tbe big dog Is Righteousness,
the great, strong, honorable soul, standing guard
over Innocence,- protecting truth, maintaining
purity. Those yelping curs are the persecutors,
slanderers, detractors. There Is the cowardly
slanderer. He runs with the crowd, has no
mind of his own, will skulk off and hide at the
first sight of danger, but, nevertheless, barks
just as loudly as the others when the chase is on.
Thereisthesauoycur, the impudent detractor,
who yelps for the pure love of it, who finds a
fiendish fun in calumniating good people. Then
there is the foxy fellow, who works underhand-
edly, lays his plots shrewdly, puts logic into his
malice-the diplomatist of the pack. They
scurry around to every point which Is assailable.
They bark furiously. The great dog moves no
muscle, utters no growl, frowns no vengeance.
He simply sits there. Old Guardsman, you have
taught me a lesson."
IF   I   CAN   I.IVB.
If lean Hve
To make some pale face brighter, and to give.,
A second luster to some tear-dimmed eye.
Or e'en impart
One throb of comfort to an aching heart,
Or cheer some wayworn soul in passing by;
If I can lend
A strong hand to the fallen, or defend
The right against a single envious strain,
My life, though bare
Perha)>8 of much that seemeth dear and fair
To us of earth, will not have been In vain.
The purest Joy,
Most near to heaven, far from earth's alloy.,
Is bidding cloud give way to sun and shin*;
Aud twill be well,
If ou that day of aays the angels tell
Of me. "she did her best for orte of Thine."
[—Helen H. Jackson, in Northwest Magazine
HK   GOT   OFF   THE   CAR.
A story was told the other day that will bear
repeating. The gentleman who told tt bad just
returned from a visit to the east, and it runs like
this: "I had been up town to tbe theatre and
took the street car to the hotel at which I was
staying. The car was full of passengers, one of
them a big fat negro woman with a child in her
arms, which was crying, and she was trying to
consol It, but It wouldn't, console. "Stop dat
cryin' chile! Doanyo'see yo' mammy gettlm
out yo'supper?" With,this remark she offered
the breast to the child, but It wouldn't take it.
Coaxingly sha said: "Hush yo' squalln', yo'little
brack rascal, an' take yo' supper; If yo' don't I|s
a*gwlne ter give it ta de conductah." The roar
that went up in the car was deafening. The
conductor got off at the next stop.
BRICK
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sell.""'"    A    ■    "~ '     .'—" """—;—~
This Is a painful and fatal evidence of the
•tupldjty and gross ignorance of many people,
especially working men, ou this question.  I am
estate she has supported herself as a stenogra-  no advooate of Mongolian labor, and admit,
pher.  What her other wanderings have been, I  frankly, that we have much reason to complain.
But on the principle of "giving the devil his
'•%
do not know, but her stories have come from
Montreal. Seattle, 8an Francisco and the Island
of Jamaica; and. last year we had the pleasure of
a visit from our little 'Chinese Contributor.' She
Is a wee, spiritual body, too frail to retain much
strength for literature after the day's bread-
winning; with the breeding that Is a step beyond
our strenuous Saxon blood, and a native perception as charsuterts-c. For all her father, ahe I
is evidently her mother's daughter—a Chinawoman transplanted and graduated. And her
work has a poignant Intuition f6r her people that
makes It good to all who understand that liter*
ature Is, after all. something more than words.
They are Its skin-deep beauty- lt« birthright,
indeed, but Its minor organ. For, like woman,
literature must hav* a heart.1'
It wu a southern California village, a picturesque spot, where summer held sway all the year
round, and sea and mountain air mingled.
Searchers for health balked In Its sunshine and
tourists wandered amongst Its flower-buried
cottage* and crumbling ruins; fer there, In
times gone by, a Spaalsh mission had stood.
Five years ago Wo Kee had come to the vlll
agt, bought a pl»ce of ground outside Its limits,
built a little shark aud started a market garden
for the purpose of supplying th* community
with the saecaltnt vegetables a Chinaman know*
so wall how to raise. His garden throve and his
Utile daughter, O ram, throve with It. She wu
• pretty little thing, and whan she Arst appear**
bsfor* tht villagers, attired lit tiny scarlet vast,
Mauve Jacket and troussrs, bar ilx-yaar old out*
mm quits captivated tht heart* of tht kdlts.who
became htr father's patrons. Frost that tiar
tht grsw at**m_st NToKm* asaaraffits, trtt.
ehokts a»4 vtgtUbl* narrows, w happy u a
Wrdt trottlag aftar htr father u bt workad
around hit garden, runnlag to and fro for the old
woaten who oooktd thtlr met-, or talking
broken Kagitsb ta tht4ata« who wtrt wnt to
paw th»t wiy, atd Pm tl trays tlopatt] fa.*a few
w<*dfwtthtiM4a-ter%W*>*ald. OWIsd-f-wt*
telakrtsttdshatttMaatlf a request to Wo Eta
that 0 Tats thouli ht Mat to htr house tvery day
for tht ptrpost tf wtntug all that * Uttlt
dMftou girl shoald tntw-for Q Y*a wm »
■save dMghttr ot tht Ooldtn sutt.tttn though
tht lid wear»!o«g braid Interwoven with may
ftwtiti sUto ttaaaia* *owb htr tack and ranch-
lag ala*e-t tt tha httb of her tiny totbroldartd
shots. But, though Wo Ket agreed to tht
ptati, 0 Vats wtaM not bt watts, ttm
fatWt stoii for even ont boar ont of the twelve.
Tfctre was oaly o«e peite* In th* world ftr bar,
tad that wu her lather. And Wo Bet's levt
for tht child and hi* cars for her wtrt such that
those wheat haowltdgt of tht Ubiaeat wu
llaritsd to hook* fould not help but eaprta* surprise.
"Ah, no," asbt Wo Kee one day,"ae* trat
that til Chinamen not eat* for airl ehUd. Habm
think *ou better for honor family, and tome too
pool tnkstptivlt put bNv away, but punmHuve
always, boy or girl."'
UWMUlMMMill «ll«| M *M<|K4, WwAiM
win. MnflfiHun' t'i *"mw1flt,r*»*)rt<* tim\fi*r*>nff ft'nn „
thoaghtttuhoyt. Out day a number of th*m,|»f
■aitiM Ms garden snd seeing Mm there, l*r*n|*f
laiitie&atit* a*4 tsftt*aat m hi* We». at lit* 4
saint Urns making remarks on hit dress and __
fteturss. 1
'**'*   ^t    ftiMh   4J+   *i**iUM.*U.    * wiWi A P4L     mi     *.«!»
terwrtttten, Ut a Mtk ftgun MeVbnly eBf#arat [
o« ttf el tht gardaa ftnt*. and with awrfc >
childish •Hgndy said: !
"Bon, fftoIWi I hu not my father n spirit that I
It moth rt«p«**i-worthy, and If that )>«> *., what]
niatltr M* f««t and hi* e<Mt he not like roars f ,
It be the **>lrtt. m* tht *», fan nmght tn tnv*
and r««pKt.'*
O Tan* wa* than tl yaars oM. and HMWtrh tht
aty*lasahal. thay ewa*«t w>* t>*t» t»«i.ut »«\eU
AarftMwwardhucwMftawTrlacuthU W*
g*a,wtMh*4he«t,r*ttoJtoU«tM>«tty to ansa
ttsft cwaHa.hMatM wttk Ma*wMtait: and wu
tijtatr - waial -tn that Mgh*
tt waa tht tttuvsiih tpwator-t tnothar tad
tiats*wh*tai*»*sd ta» •**• to tht Cblnanaaa"t
, Uttk a*w»liu». mi tuMml tkat tf ft ha4 too
ROSSLAND, B. C.    .
V. ii X. I'hone.       Established at Rossland 1896
Mines and Investments
PROMOTING OK1 MININ3 DEALS AND
STOCK COMPANIES A SPECIALTY.
due." I as frankly claim that the Chinaman Is
not the one to blame, but tbe greedy capitalists
who bring them In, and the capitalist govern-
ment.whlch we elect, who make the Importation
of Chinese labor such nn easy matter.
But. this Insane persecution of the Chinamen
can only have one result, and* that which has
been again and again demonstrated, viz., to
strengthen the cause; persecution Inevitably producing that result.
We have given 50/100 of the youth and vigor of
our nation, u well u ♦TM.ooo.ixx) of our money
In South Africa In compelling the Boer* to grant
tha dearly-bought right* of cltlsen»hlp to British
subjects, which the same men, who are most
willing to tight for In South Africa, are most
unwilling to concede In British Columbia. In
the same patriotlo manner we ar.t demanding^
with other powers, an open door in Chin*, to
peddle rum, opium and gun|nwdrr, and place
our back agalnit our own door when John
Chinaman requests adml**loii to (teddle *o*|iee,
washee and starches.
All who have candidly observed the patient
endurance of labor, their thrift, Industry and
law abiding Integrity, mult recognlxe In them
th* virtue* and ch»racterl»Uo» .which manifoldly
more than flag worship aud militarism, ha*
tvolved the supremacy of our race. The Mon*
gollans bavt paoullarltlea, 'wobably vices, but
1st him that I* without tin east tht Hist stone,
Before mentioning tht immorality of tht beathtn
Chinese, let oi gat s higher standtrd sraoiigit
tht whits Christian. Let ni trat cast ont tbe
btam of lleetutd prostitution and Intamptranta,
whleh art unfortuuntaly tht most eontptouotu
features of our western civilisation, before wa
stak to reatovt tht tnott from aw brothtri tya.
And before consuming oure*lves with ragt ever
tht tta or twenty million daltart tht poor China
aaaa tends aorosa the Padno to Ut duaiUiU
relations, would It not be mart ttnslhls, Ut
mining
States and
We have flrst-class connection* with
men and capitalist* tn the United "'
Eastern Canada and can find the necessary
money to work and develop meritorious silver-
lead properties In the Lardo and Slocan districts.
If you haven good silver-lead property with tine
surlace showings, please write to us nnd we will
lind the right party to take hold.
Hcs'ieetfully—
S. A. HARTMAN.
SANDON.
Call and see   the   largest
Btock of Dry Goods, Carpets, ,
Boots, Shoes, Hats and Gents'
Furnishings in the Slocan.
The Hunter-Kenflrick Co.
$25
KTOTIOBJ.
TOWN LOTS, NEW DENVER.
NOTICE is hereby given that, In pursuance of
thc notification published by this Department, and dated 2*2nd June, 18'j9, under section
SB of the "Lund Act," agreements for the sale of
Lots In the Town of New Denver, which were
purchased from the Government at puhllo auction on 20th July, 1892, acd uiwn which the balance of purchase money and Interest Is not fully
paid un by thc SOth April next, will be cancelled
and all moneys paid therein will be forfeited.
"W.C. WELLS,
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Work*.
Lands and Works Department, Victoria, B. 0.,
21st March. 1901.
NOTICE.
E. SKINNER Tailor
Fred. J. Squire,
Manager.
TO DELINQUENT CO-OWNER.
To THOMAS SHEA, owner of an undivided
one-eighth (it) interest In the Nabob mineral
claim, situated on Reco mountain, and ad-
Joining Blue Bird and Trade Dollar mineral
claims, and recorded at New Denver record
Office.
TAKE NOTICE, that I, B. W. Bull, have done
and recorded tho annual assessment work as
required by Section 24 of the Mineral Act, on the
above claim for year ei'dlng July 15, 1900, and
that your share of expense of said work Is now
due. Should you fall to contribute your share of
expenditure foi' above work together with cost of'
this advertisement I will at expiration of said 80
days apply to Recorder to have your interest In
above claim transferred tome, pursuant to section 4, Mineral Act Amendment Act, 1900
B. W. BULL,
Fire Valley, B. C„ March 28,1901.
PALMA ANGRIGNON
General Praying: Mining Sup-
J. E. Angrignon
The Leading
Finest Shop in the Slocan.
m%^9m9mmmmmmmw99V99___9Wm9m^99W9m9W9mwm9mwm   ■
Brick Block,   Bellevne Ave., New
Denver, B. C,
When tn need ot >
I
Woture  Fmnlrtfr  and
Uooldlng, write to
Koom
JF.J.BRADLEY&GO
PA NTERS & DECORATORS
FAMOUS
HAMPDEN WATCHES
PRICES OP A FEW OF THE
LEADING GRADES:
John Hancock, SI Jewels, the leading rull-_;QK
way watch 7 *00
New Railway, 17 ruby jewel*, adjusted...-fl^O
Dtieber Grand, I, jewel*, adjusted, a specially good watch for good time and fijg
Dueber Watch Co., Id jewel*, a good time <AQ fio
pltee; satisfactory for a little money ▼***•
Champion, t jaweU, warranted satisfactory, 9Q
These prlees will compare favorably with any
legitimate jewelery bouse, east or wast I have
suitable oases in nickle, silver and gold filled,
fromtl.ftototI6.On.
SILVERWARE
A tall line ot Silverware and choice
Confectionery at
nrsJ.H.Wereley'S
Josephine St., New Denver.
plies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.
Oar Baggage wagons meet all San-
day trains.
Saddle Horses and Pack *._im<ti$.
Feed Stablea at New Denver.
NOTICE.
V-*
TO DELINQUENT CO-OWNER.
To V. H. BEHNE. or to any person or iwrsons
to whom he mav liave transferred his interest
In the Miner Boy mineral claim, situate on
the north side of Carpenter creek. In the
Slocan Mining Division of West Kootenay
District and recorded In the Recorder's office
at New Denver. B. C, ou July 4th, 1892.
YOU or any of you are hereby notified that we
have expenfler' '
bundled and flfty-slx
ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS
To and from European points via Canadian
and American lines.    Apply  for sailing dat«»
rates, tickets and full Information to any C.
Ry agent or—
(IV B. OARRKTT,
0. P. R. Agent, New Denver.
W P. K. Cumminc*. 0. H. 8. Agt., Wlnnl*w«
G.
W. GRIMMETT, Oradoalt Optician
atlti
and Jawtltr.
SANDON, B. C.
P. J. RUSSELL
Bayer and Ri porter of
RAW FURS
HIOHERT PRIC
PKOMPT attUKKH
FAIH
FAIR AWtORTllENT
Rhlp by Riiirtts NCL10N, ■. C.
• ••Mtrtq
MEALS
26*UP
;i#
.TI»lib.ftV, xi 1*. J
Mall onttit rt"-«l»e prumpt aitsation    A
, iiitui-ivitii
Suple and Fancy
GROCERIES
A»Mitfor
GOODWIN  CANDLES
GIANT POWDER
THBO. EVAN8'
oem chop bouse; KASLO,
FYeah Ktih ill the time,
Poultry most the time.
"HUTBtos.
Manataetaren* ni
I am
and
Shingles
1'
r
m
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS
liave expended two
°doilat«^nur^ifix==wlli»^nr=iaiXif=Tulu""imprOye*^
menta upon the above mineral claim, under the
Srevision of the mineral act, and If within nluety
ays from the date of this notice you fall or re*
fuse to contribute your proportion of such expenditures, together with all cost of advertism-*,
vour Interest in said mineral claim will become
the property of the undersigns 1 under section t
cf an Act entitled An Act to Amend the Mineral
Act 1900.
Dated thin SSil day of March. 1001
•"HEODORE V. ADAMS.
A. F. ADAMS.
NOTICE.
TO DELINQUENT'tOOWNElW.
To E. J. MATHEWS, or to any person or per*
hour to whom he ■ may have transferred hi*
Interest In die Hnitte E mineral claim, at
Glacier crock, n tributary of Wilson'creek,
nine miles from Three Forlot, and recorded In
the Record office for tbe Hlm'Hii. Mtnlii.
Division.
VOU ARE HERKHY NOTIFIED thai I have
1 expended One Hundred Dollar* in labor and
improvement* upon tin- above mentioned mineral
tho provision* of the Mineral Aot, and lf.wu-ln
ninety day* from the (lute of thl* notice you fall
or refuse to contriliute your liroportlon of such
expenditure, together with alt ousts of advertising, your Interest In «ald clettn will becomethe
property of the suimcrllMir under Heclloii 4 of an
Act entitled, "An Act to Amend thn Mineral Act
WOO.'* '
JOHBIMI B. MARTIN.
Three Forks, B. ('., March ul, 1901.
TRAOC
I
xJtr/*'*m*gfr''**r'A'""'  -
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENT
UBNVEB. OHir.r, LAKE HHOHB.' Of.lt
MAN and KKI.PIK Mlnsral Claim*,
Hlio*te In tht Slocan
Kootenay  DUtiltt.   wh*r*
ont milesoutheart of N«w Denver.
Mining Division of W#*t
ootenay Dlstilct., ^VVh^r* Joi3at*<li Ab-mt
-fAKB NOTIOK thsd I. John.krUU-W*. of
L tbtcltyof Ntlson sctln* a» ajrent for B. 0.
Campbell-Johnston. fr*# mftiir'ictrilflettt'No.
oflmprovemenia. fortbs aanttae nroUaltanv
Crown OranU of the above elalm*
And further take nonet that arUou. under ate*
Uoa II, mutt bt eommeactd belort tn* latnanet
of inch Otrtlfleatet nr tmnmv*m*>nts.
Dated this Mrd day 01 Kebruarr. WW.
JOimMcUTCniB,P.I..M.
OKA  ORAN1IA  Mineral Claim,
Ultaatalnth* Arrow Lake Mining DUlikmol
JaaoUon with CarlliooOrsali.
MARK
C^nttA P^rolm  Water-proof Fiiwi -hAA
been proved nnd not found wanting
No migg-holegt  No riuiniiiff.
nr.;
m M. AM.U. KM. U. X« H *>M»,
taittud. sixty day* from ihe d»t* hereof, to
iPfiy latttt Mlnlat* lleoonUr foraCMliteatt of
I*»pruv«m*nt. for ihe purttsw nf nhtslnlng a
Crown Orapt of lh»> tbure rliiai.
And fnrUitr tau imtUa thai •<tlmi. under *tr.
tion it, meat be rommenred Mnr* U» l*nan<t
of *orh OtfrlaVials of Imitriiv^menu
I»*•>.» thl* n«b day '•*'wi/J^r. iwti
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Eighth Yeah
THK   BEST    A LI. US    AltK   ON   TOP.
When you're put in false positions,
And abused by lies too strong,
■Jou don't have to stand and take It,-
Let 'em know th.it they are wrong.
If folk* want to kioky why. let 'em,
But don't let'em kick you out;  „
Though I wouldn't give folks chance*   ■■.
Fer to start a row about.
"There Is room fer everybody,
And a place fer everyone,
But you ean't sit still and get there,
There's some climbin'to be done;
An'when goin'up life's ladder
Don't let go your hold and drop,
Weaker ones can't pull you downward,
The best alius are on top."
—Maude De Vere Krake.
■Hiiiiiiiiiiinniiiniil
| events just Passing ®y
Mi>mitoniiinmi>
General Iau Hamilton, recently returned from service in South Africa,
wat a speaker at a banquet held in
London some evening^ ago. In the
course of his remarks he suggested'that
it would be a good thing for the Empire if it would, when the war is ended,
send the Boers to Canada, "to work on
the railroads and hare instilled into
them love and patriotism for the British
Empire." Gen. Hamilton may be a
good soldier but he is not a statesman.
His suggestion cannot be accepted with
any degree of seriousness, for it shows
that he is densely ignorant of Canada's
commercial needs and industrial welfare. His suggestion is of no value
whatever. It sounds too silly to come
from a war general. It would be the
act of wisdom if, instead of sending the
Boers to Canada to develop something
that is not in them, some of the army
generals were 6ent here to have their
minds broadened and the opaque spots
taken out of their intellects.
■+
The senate hearing of the Cook case
which occupied several days of that
august body's time, is about the worst
farce that the senate has afflicted the
-country with. Nothing* waa presented
to show that the government ministers
_ad at any time offered Cook a seat in
the senate for-110,000, or for any other
sum. Mr. Cook did testify that some
-such an offer had been made to him in
1896 by Mv. Cameron, but Mr. Cam-
•eron has been dead two years or more.
Mr. Cook made sure that he was good
•nd dead before he used his name in
connection with the disgraceful affair.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier and his henchmen
"aenfiSi TWplatlcTii iyiihiit^nynrerctri
proposition had ever been thought of,
And there you are. The fact that Mr.
Cook wanted a seat in the senate ought
to be sufficient evidence that he would
have paid the 110,000 for it if it were
possible to get it at thi« figure and he
had the money to spare. So, then, it is
not a question of was the offer made, or
who made it, or what it was made for.
The fortunate part of it for the country
is that Mr. Cook couldn't make tho
raise. The senate is bad enough with
oat him.
+
Two years ago the army of Uncle
Sam started to capture Ajruinaldo, the
Filipino leader. Since then he has been
frequently killed and as frequently
brought to life by the news agencies.
At one time it was thought to bo certain
that ho had been put where he could
do no harm, but each time ho managed
to be alive when t»U services were
needod. Mow a report comes from
Manilla that General Fred Punstan, by
• daring exploit and through the as*
alstance of former Filipino officers who
betrayed their leader, has captured the
intrepid ruler. The capture is held to
be a master stroke, and, viewed from
the point of intrigue and treachery, It
waa all that is clalmeo. for it, but aa a
deed of valor it must rank with those of
Ihe pirate hordes of the middle ages.
Small honor can come from it, although
General FaoliUn may be maid- a brig*
adlergeneral in recognition 0f hia
services.
+
The Nelson Miner U puking fUti at
John Houston for the course he took In
relation to the Crown Newt railroad
charter Dullness. Rut .loan Houston
made a good right, and, although he
was In the wrong, hu our™ was more
commendable th*i> tlm half-hearted
policy of the Miner Then* it one thing
that can be said >f folm When he
takes sides mt am <|iimt<iin you don't
have to ifU'—. whero he Mandt.
+
' Mfach ha* ♦ «M»n said I.y new«papert
and men re^r.iitig the **jent and valve of the omI li id** of the (,'rf>w't Neat
dUtrlct thni mi -im nmt only ridlculou*
hut dams;*-;*. _ in Hu* country. In their
anxietyU"i> v.-u t!m bidding ofthe
men 'i^i* -   i    • iMinnma du>ifi|M-4iiiu>a,
it.ii   u,',tit\.\,    i     -1..7   •.,,',.    Muklip..^   hi
ktwpout* <-.•*(<.. i ho:, it re greatly orer*
Jene thicV'*. T^-y "i-tv* trgw**.-! fraw
every poitu l'i<i_>o*_le but that of
truth, ar 1 ti. • »>»<l «t-«rviitiu§ im*
agi»ai/Ki i»m war i» mm u> prove. Hint
thecnal li-'.l*. «*.•■■.» -mnperaUvrty in*
signifies!.:  n.■.*■■.,*■ »i-ked, petering out,
•tc   As uh ••» i
City of IWi.••
Hetether* w*.i«
tha coal in i >  •
trime peoj-.-* -.
.. ears ago tn     *
Bowrlver«Hit *
very et lent: re.
Mi or Mia) fart .
-r-Mtl vmM «' *
i-'lflKwf thltf     ii."
Alberta, but these people did not appear anxious to get in there." The
Calgary Herald knocks the statement
of the aforesaid mayor into a kocked
hat. It says: "The statement about
Bow river coal being unworkable at
depth is simply bosh, and is on a par
with the other slanders that have been
uttered about our coal. The government geological reports show that
Alberta has hundreds of miles of coal
deposits. In fact the whole country
from Montana to north of Edmonton
is known to be one vast coal field. It is
safe to say that Alberta possesses the
largest undeveloped coal deposits in
the world, and not only the largest but
the most varied as regards quality,
which ranges from every variety of
bituminous to the very highest grade of
anthracite, as well as the finest coking
coal, such as that at Sheep Creek and
Knee Hill. It is not known that a
number of Calgary gentlemen control
the largest bed of anthracite coal on
the continent. It is situated northwest
of Calgary and contains several immense seams varying from four to 11
feet in thickness. Given a railway to
the south, Alberta anthracite could control the whole American market west of
the Missouri river. The Bow, Belly,
Old Man's, Elbow, Saskatchewan, Red
Deer and other rivdrs in Alberta all cut
through numerous coal seams, which
can be seen every few miles sticking
out of the banks. Theae are actual
facts which defy contradiction and
which are well known to every prominent man who knows anything about
the country "
WHY   B.   O. MINING   18   BACKWARD.
W. M Brewer, mining engineer and
correspondent for the Engineering and
Mining Journal, of New York, in an
interview with a representative of the
Victoria Times some days ago, made
the following observations relative to
the situation of mining in this province :
"There has been a good deal of discussion lately due to the fact that the
mineral industry in British Columbia is
not in as prosperous a condition as in
some other sections of the world, notwithstanding the fact that the output
for 1900 averaged about 25 per cent,
greater than for the year previous.
"It has been asserted by some that
instead of making progress it appears
that we are going backward. To my
way of thinking there are two principal
causes for this apparent lack of progress.
First, we ought not to compare British
Columbia with South Africa, Australia
or many camps in the United States,
because the chief output from those is
from free milling auriferous quartz or
at any rate partially free milling. As a
matter of fact in British Columbia there
are today only four or five mines of this
character being worked, and all of them
would bo termed small mines in any of
the other countries mentioned. Eighty
stamps is, I think, the largest mill in
the province—the balance are all of only
10 stamps capacity. When we come to
compare such plants with the 640 stamps
dropping on the Alaska Treadwell ore,
about 800 on Homestake ore, to say
nothing of the big mills in South Africa
and Australia, It is quite evident that
so far as this class of mining is concerned, British Columbia is in its infancy.
"These statements lead up to one of
the main causes of the apparent lack of
progress, which is that in any bsse
metal country there must be adequate
transportation facilities provided in
order to have progress.
"In a free milling country, lack of
transportation facilities is not of so
great importance, because when the
gold 1b melted Into bullion, a stage
coach is all that is required to carry out
11,000,000 or more, but with base metal
ores It Is necessary to transport either
the ore to custom smelting plants, or if
the mine Is big enough to own its own
smelter, then coke snd fluxes as well as
the ore have to be transported to the
smelter, and in any event the product
has to be transported out of the country.
"As British Columbia Is a producer
of the base metals on a largo scale, but
only of the precious metals on a comparatively small scale, it can readily be
seen how vitally Important competing
rail wav trans |ior|auon ts to (he province. '■' ;'•
"Another reaiou fer the apparent lack
of progress Is owing to a defect In the
Mineral Act with regard to the number
of claims one man may hold, md indirectly giving authority for rettaklng
rather than actual performance of at*
sestmont work. No ont realises better
than myself the consideration due to the
prospector. He oolongs to a elans of
men who are absolutely essential to th*
progress and prosperity of a mining
community. He takes neater chances
and risks while following his chrmeu
calling than almost any other man. But
while I realise what Is due to the pros-
peitor, at the, aame time I also realise
that he i« much better off with a few
claims which he Is compelled to work
and develop than with a largo number
and tbe ability to evade doing the n*ve«*
aary assessment work. The trouble In
British Colombia today is that there is
too large an area of mineral bearing
f;round held bv prospectors and othura
n such a poor state of daveiopmen. that
none of tlm claims really fonnmn any
value h«cau*« there are* not sufficient
....        ,
t«nr*». t**i lnti»r#*t -mtuM* »»ai*iHsV,' trw*. If
one man could onlv hold one or two
claims and was compelled to no •a*-***
WtM W*»k *rt*J*lly V'&Mh  the  isMS-fl _«i1
claimed to have been done by the pros
pectet, it would not he long before he
ifavttoped to warrant the outside cai>
ilalltt taking hold of it There *mmt
to be an impreeaion abroad generally in
this province that Ihe minlns inventor
detiresto aeqnire acreage when purchasing a property and there is some
reason for this a*«umption. bee-ante a
great mam, *■*'.«. WUv R,t.j*ttft*i. j*to
meters, make tbe claims In their pros.
pectu_*4 that the aacAjce U Ur$t for
th* purpose iA vuggesting to would >*
inventor* that because tbe tntrfaee ar*>«
ot one well koewa and ievetorwd <lsiat
*_*, f<v_i_t tk_*~ tk*f *** •«• tw a reasonable pureban* ptire
"*** **" that consequently a larye nnmber ef
MdevefeitpM and attyrortm thlm* 3y-i#g
the value in proportion to the number
of acres required. As a bulk of the
English investors are absolutely ignorant as to mining as an industry and
merely invest their money on the advice
of some well known broker,; generally
because the propositions he has promoted have been money makers, they
swallow the bait held out, and find out
when it is too late that probably every
acre of ground outside of the one developed claim is absolutely worthless.
Instances have come under my personal
observation, during a residence of over
three years in the province, where the
law for assessment work has been so
violated as the following, when two
prospectors have recorded *400 worth of
work and were only absent from the
town they started "from, situated 80
miles from their prospects, four days in
all. Of course this*is a very exceptional
case, but take the average prospector
throughout British Columbia, and for
that matter the average local investor
in mining propositions, and we find
them to be claim poor. To perform
work worth $100 a year on each of their
claims is in many cases an absolute impossibility, and in the majority of cases
almost impossible. My argument is
that if men were only permitted to hold
the number of claims that they could
develop properly there would be a vast
area thrown open to other men to ex
ploit and every prospector would be
'able to develop his claims to such a
stage as would warrant him in putting
them on the market. Until either the
prospectors and local investors themselves learn the wisdom of such a course
from experience or else are taught by
legislation, this province will not progress as rapidly as her mineral resources
really warrant'.
"Some men, and mining men at that,
lay all the blame on the government,
but it must be remembered that the
govern uent is so to speak, 'up against
a hard proposition today.' Revenue
must be raised to keep the country
running. Somebody must be taxed to
raise that revenue, and the question is
as to who ought to pay the heaviest
taxation, I doubt if there is a representative of any industry in this or any
other province but who will claim that
his taxes are too high. Personally it
looks to me as though a producing industry should be fostered and cherished
especially in the stage in which che
mining industry is iu the province today; and at any rate the taxation on
the output must appear to the world at
large and especially to prospective investors as though the disposition was to
discourage rather than foster the industry. For years we fought successfully against the, imposition upon the
output, which the farmers in the legislature of South Dakota invariable at
every Besaion endeavored to put on the
product of the mines in the Black Hills
which formed a very small section of
the territory. Mjuch time and money
were expended, and a good deal wasted
at every session, because of the necessity of sending lobbyists to the legislature to defeat the farmers' purpose of
,thejmpositiQa.of^uch_A_iax»_J£ortun-,
ately, however, the lobbyists were always successful, and to this fact almost
as much as any other is due the present
prosperity and progress of that comparatively small camp, in area covering
about as many square miles as the
Similkameen mining division, but the
output of which runs up to about til,
000,000 per year. I know many people
object to comparisons being drawn between this province and sections of the
United States, but when we come to
consider that it is experience and the
ability to draw comparisons from actual
observation which gives value to the
opinions of the statesman, the politicians, of the mining engineer, or indeed of the representative of any class
in the community, it would appear that
all comparisons are not odious.
Only one couple In 11,500 live to celebrate their diamond wedding
Established in Nelson
gjStearns'
SI Best $65 ones now for
Bicycles
. \
'.i% the mayor of the
I.  "he did not be*
• landrodtb part of
• •> Neat Pass taet
•1 tc think. Rome
' -I coal lands in tbe
•it woteaaidtob*
sttft they tot dcarn
J0HNWILLIAMS
Dealer in   .
IMPORTED
*N0 DOMESTIC OIQAR8
*NOTOBAOOOE3,
PIPES.&O.
Van Camp Lanch Goods, Confection
cry and Fruit. •
|||rn    ,  , u_]ij „ ■ ■*
Y' * B/TH8 IN CONNECTION. [
Newmarket Block.       New Denver
JAMES  CROFT,
GRAYING
Hauling and Packing to Mines,
and general local bailneaa.
WOOD   AND   COAL   FOR   SALE
!*>w l>rfit*r, tt. C,
Fruit and
Ornamental
Trees
'ij le »if*e.
ft
•waf fn  fn th<t vlrtnitr ttflhtk iin*» mrr«t Irtrrmm
i - »
fi        1 Til * f •
d&6u_s iMi'.'jA, it-vo, am,,
EaUa cUtAc* #i*«k <i Cherry,
Peach.. Apria** Worn and
other frnlt trees Most com •
plete stock In the Province.
.iJ> ^%-i. \J9&7ixWmi. v,y».
M* J. HENRY,
s*»* WHnnln*t«r Urn*. V*nmover, B. C
WHfTRbABOROJfLT
X«»T!»:k To
FIENDS!
t »UI i
ia_a*stsi
^OkK      TUmt,
sUsatstt
Ammtt** trie**   Mtwtfar stsssBtt)
M,Tfr^*wr»W a****, m o
Come and take your choice
before they are all gone^>
Nelson, B. C.
JACOB DOVER'S
TUB JHTWIGLjIBR..
sP_l.t^2 ^, **. .   1flr0ar Watchmaking and Jewelry departments have no equal j
■-** ¥* 1 f\Q m K<»tenay.   Mail orders receive our prompt and careful attention.
JACOB DOVER, C.P.R. Watch Inspector:    JT1
CONDENSED AD&      I
[Condensed advertisements, suoh as For Sale, 1
Wanted, LoBt, Strayed, Stolen, Births, Deaths,
Marriages, Personal. Hotels, Legal, Medical,etc,,
are inserted when not exceeding 20 words for
25 cent? each insertion. Each five words or less
over i < worda are tive cents additional.]
FOR. 3wAJL.ES.
DRY ORE PROPERTY, North Fork Carpenter creek-ALPS. ALPS FRACTION,
and ALTURUS-Crown Grants obtained. Apply, W. J. McMILLAN & CO., Vancouver, B.C.
OKVISRAX THOUSAND old newspapers, at
The Lkdok.
TR,AJCN_DID _*ru-__s__
MISS STOUGHTON
TRAINED NURSE, Is open for engagements.
Address- SLOCAN; B. O.
TB3NTS  ftAWNINOS.
'PHEO. MADSON, Nelson, B. C, manufac-
J_ tares Tents, Awnings, Horse snd Wagon
Covers, and all kinds of Canvas Goods.
•DENTIST.
DENTIST
DR. MORRISON,
NELSON, B. C.      Cor. WARD k BAKER Sts.
S__Nrr.A._>ITJ__..
TTALCrON HOT SPRINGS 8ANITAB-
n, ICM. The most complete Mr i I Til
onthe Continent of North Anicrl- n CM L I II
ca. atuuted midst seenery un- h r Q fl'DT
rivalled for Grandeur. Boating, II C O U II I
"Fi8mnTr~lrad~IsxcnrBionsr--^EBBiueni-ishysieisn
and Nurse. Telegraphic communication with all
parts of the world; two mails arrive and depart
every day. Its bathes cure all nervous and
muscular diseases; Its waters heal all Kidney.
Liver and Stomach A ilments. Terms: U5 to *18
per week, according to residence In hotel or
villas. The price of a round-trip ticket between
New Denver und Halcyon, obtainable all the
year round and good for so day*, Is *SM. Halcyon Sprlugs, Arrow Lake. B. C.
SURVEYOR.
It HEYLAND, Eagineor and Provincial
Land Surveyor.  Sandon.
DRUOS.
pile*.'
F. TKKTZEL A CO., Nelson, B.C.,
Dealers In all Drags and Assayer*' Sup-
TiaLORS.
TE.   CAMERON, Handon. Mauufaotures
,  Clothing to order; and sollolts patronage
from all cla*»es.
*Wl-tole(ia.le   Meroloants.
TURNER, 1IEKTON A CO., Wholesale
Merchant* and Importersr Liquor*, Cigars
and Dry Goods. Nelson, Vancouver, Victoria,
and London, Eng
JOHN CHOLIJITCH * CO., Nelson.
«J Imiiorter*, Wholosalo OmcersanaProvision
uerohtitu.
Li-DO-AXj.
H.
K. JOnAND,
BARRISTER * HOLICITOK
*0f ARV PUBLIC.
• Hlo<**n,B.C.
17  L. CITRISTIK.l.. L. B., Barrisier, Ho-
*.  Ilrltiir, Nolarr Publle.   AandonAB. '
v*rf Krldsy tt Htlvi
Ivwtou.
Mt. OniNNRTT. f„ t i tt., RarHstar,
,  Hjlteitor, Notary PoWie.    (tanHon.U.U.
Branch Oflles at New Dtnvtr tvtry Stturaay
Brewers of Fine Lager Beer and Porter-the best in the land.   Correspondence solicited.   Address—
_____ R.REISTERER & CO., Nelson,B.C.
H    BYERB  __.   CO heavy and shelf
"" HT6R8 * Vay> HARDWARE
Goal, Iron,
Steel, Blowers,
Water Motors,
Truax Ore Cars,
Ore Buckets,
Rails, Belting,
Packing, Wire Rope.
Tin and Sheet
IronWorkers
NELSON, B. C.
KASLO, B.C.
SANDON, B. C.
P.BURNS&CO.
Have shops mnealTyall tlie 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-'ff^x||h'#-s#^
P.   BURNS '& CO.
California
Wine Co.,
*—-—NELSON, B.C.
Wholessle dealers In ____ -i*
Choice Wines
and Fragrant
Cigars   "+
Agents for Calgary Beer.
t
WADD8 BROS
PHOTOGRAPHERS
VANCOUVER •«• NELSON. I
T^IV^ASLO
HOTEL
Cataaierclal.
'^
L
arge
Aad
Z—OI*—OZj0.
'■'UK tKI.AND ROC1K, MsJns*^, B. C„
I mtft_«t ttrnl mrtomwrttMota for Inn lew,
MM. MODOCOAJLO. ,
An^^oTrllS*?5^
'ims ai
J. K. GLARK,
MINES
andmINING
Rflporta, R-amlnatioiis and Kanaf e-
ment.
NEWDENVER,  - B.O.
Comfortable
Rooms
Fitted with everv modern
convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.60
and $3 per day.
COCKLE & PAPWORTH,
Prottrlatott.
DENTISTRY.
DR. MILLOY
ROSSLAND
RSI had it y tan tknritMt la Auital wot*, aad
i   matna a tptel*>t** or OoM Btfdgt Work.
Most complete Dental Oflice la B. C.
OlUl CORMKT DEI'AltT.     *
MKNT IS l*I»-TO*DATK
IN AU. STYLKS AND
t»KICKS.
i
Fred. Irvine & Co.
NELSON, B. C
L
(NEW LINE OF SPIKES amu
ninnONKNDSJlTSTlN.
SPIKES from 5cto 50c
M»
%iiMi  %r<nnii ia«4,«jr mtummrnm****%0 ■■_ ii*j*_ivsismi- %*«*»**>««»   «•«• «*- —-    m
Vm «*4h..rt time .ml** me, will ,iK«r Mra« of tl»r* <rr»*at«t indoc«an*nts that tha Ladies of the Slocan haroaver
Imn fH-»*eftt-*d wiih in ths artlclra named beloir.   This will be a rare chance for the look-ahead woman*) bo is
: always tryinf to save a little.
comnif mvKtw-rimc**-
brlt, V *_»p«»J.»lmp*i»d 9t**,
Itra aa4 tmhntdtrr ittmaMtl
ttsit* in saO at tie »« tl fA.
)t«wHti«Me.
LADIES' DKAWeRS-ftne wu.lint full
site, trimined with one aad two clua
tcraof inckt, alto rhoice patterns of
f-mhrnidtr-r. made to sell at ftSc and
ll.OD; now 45c to fifc.    V«tr fine mnt* OOWMK-Srf* f atshH sswtta,
(in and cambrk, flnl.hod wfth fine tor j__rt_L*„_? *»fe- %M^
tbm and emhroMtrr. »»de to sell at »& Z*ftJ**&i %$5&
ll.ii to ft l*K now tbC 1U» %\ .?*> jry „!«,w m\\ M tt 10S«Ml.
MtwtsetattiJia.
Wiiro; SKJKT8-.Six »tylm. nitsiln
body, double and tlnjrlo rofflesoflace
and embroidery, made to sell at 11 to IS;
now 76c to |3.
CHF.MISR-I^nsr skirt len-fth, fall over
ruffle, trimmed with Isce and embroidery, made to retail at ft to IS; now
».A)U. U.jG
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SOLE AGEHT.H FOR
BITTTKRICK PATERNS.
THE ONLV RliLIABLE.
Frci Irvine ^ Co.
ffELSON, B. C*
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ALL SIXES *wi>STYLES
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