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Volume X.   No  16.
Price, $2.00 Year AJ)V^vcw
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Sen^aT flews. Float
In and About the Slocan and Neighboring Camps 23
that are Talked About.
Steve Slinger is visiting his folks in
Austin Carey died in Seattle on January 8rd.
The Slocan Star shipped 1,125 tons of
ore in 1902.
Sam Sturch and Jim Sproule ave  in
Get your spring furniture from D. J.
Robertson & Co., Nelson.
Herbert Twigg is taking in the dances in Dungannon, Ireland.
Mrs.  Parker, formerly  Mrs. James
Delaney, is living in Butte.
A shortage of coal cut down the force
at the Payne for a few days.
The Ivanhoe has closed a contract to
ship zinc concentrates to tola.
R; B. McCammon has beeu appointed
C. P. R. agent at Grand Forks.
There are only 46 names oh tlie voters
list in Sandon.   Still it is a city.
The output of old Leadville, Colo., is
creeping up close to 8,000 tons per day,
H. J. Robie has movc-d from Kelowna
to Calgary, where he will go into business.  ■   ■ .*.-... ,.f....,;,.	
Tho fruit in Willams' store never
freezes. It is just tho thing for a spring
beer, try a case
York brewery nt
out and
ceased many an eye was coon
and many a nose was
The military was not called
peace again sits on top.
Advertising pays. We have sold one
of our old stoves. TJie other one is
still awaiting an opportunity to warm
some cabin. It is old, battered and
tough to look at, but it is still capable of
having a hot time. Just a $1 and the
relic will fade from our sight.
Manv Slocan people are in Seattle.
Tom Lonigan, Jack Harvey, Bob
Cooper and lEri Thompson are looking
at the sights    Billy Harrington is com-
Kounding nerve bracers, and Hugh
[adden owns a saloon. Grant Thorn-
burn was in the citv for a short time,
but has gone to Valdez.
Henry Stege has lost one of his
troubles. For months an owl has
camped at his pigeon house, and one by
one the pigeons became deceased. On
Monday night James Marino "copped"
the owl with a shot gun, and the event
was celebrated in the Newinarketwith.
*a"dasb~of th"erol'den days untllTHe small
hours of the morning chased the crowd
to bed.
If you use bottled
put up by the New
, There are faults in the municipal administration of Nelson that may bo
remedied in the future.
Tom Tigho hns been granted another
trinl at Helena,, Montana. He killed a
cook by the name of Koch.
Jas. O'Neil has gone to Whitehoise
Jim was until" recentl/' employed at
Bourne Bros.' Now Denver branch.
A largo |>.'rty "of gators attended ;tbe
carnival at Silverton Saturday evening,'
and spent a happy -evening on tfooico.'
A. T. Garland, ono of tho brightest
and most successful merchants of Kaslo
in a candidate for the mayoralty in thnt
Tlio Fisher Maiden shipped another
car of ore thin week and has two moro
on the Silverton whm-f waiting to be
picked up.
A marriage license was issued last
week in Spokano to Harry Matheson, of
tbe Frank Sentinel, and Mrs. Brndshnw,
lata of Silverton.'
Tho Anaconda company of Montana,
tbe principle of the Amalgamated
properties, has decided to sink the
1,900-foot shaft 600 feet deeper. ■
Nell Oothlng took a meal nnd nnn
drink,in Now Denver last week. As
tbe boat was throe hour* hue Nell
caught it and got home the snmo night.
George Horton, who sells Kllhourim'a
cigars, is still alive and expects In be in
tho Slocan next month.   In tho meantime ho wishes .11 hi. customers hnppi
nee. during MOO.
The Old Dominion Copper company
of ArlKona te putting In commission uh
Mcond furnace, and ia now in line to
produce .bout l.B00;O0o pounds of tin;
red metal monthly.
It Is reported that some of the silver-
laed mine* in tho Lardeau are turning
Into gold mints l« depth is attained.
At'preneut none of tlio Slocan proper-
tie, are gold mines.
Ten back number* of tbls paper, eneh
«M different,, re sent to any address in
America upon receipt of ten cents.
Snrnrlse vour friends in tho eaat hv
•ending them a bundle. i
Miss Jean Cemeron ol Three Forks)
hu accepted a position a. bookkeeper
and Stenographer in tbe Dallv Netre
offlee. Nelson.   Her sister, Victoria, Is
attending school In the same city.
i*o*kit»*fcvfe< Mu>uitt »* )«.*>m>t{ nut a
rapidly on the approaches to the Union
street bridge. The timbers will be laid
and filling in started noxt woek. It
will be a costly, but very substantial
Mrs. Perkins, who left New Denver
a year or move ago, was burned out at
her new home near Spokane some day.
ago, losing her entire hom-ehoM effect*,
and barely escaping with her llfe.clolbed
only In her night garment.
A wireless despatch from Slocan City
Mate, that ajbattla was foughtSaturday
sight hetwten torn* of thc mill men
•nd citfsens. The weapons used were
fitU and bat air, and when tlm din Ud
At Georgetown, Co'orado, the Kelly
tunnel was driven 300 feet during the
month of November with three drills
working in tho face. This is admitted
to bo tho record for work in that section. •
It has been found thnt inside of the
boundaries of the Mercur property, of
tho Camp Floyd district, Utah, au area
SOO x 000 feet, supposed to be barren, is
impregnated with gold ores, nss'aving
$12.80 to $10 per ton.
' A French syndicate has closed a deal
for tho plants of the United States Reduction and Refining company, located
at Cdlorado Springs, Florence ai\d Canyon City, -The consideration is under
stood to bo 85,000,000 Tho combined
capacity ofthe company's mills'ls about
«50 tons^ef day:. .'x
■• !Th§ cfotnut of gbW from the Rand in
South Africa during the month of October was 100,000 ounces, as against 170,-
802 ounces for the proceeding month
In May, the month „of resumption, tho
output' was 7,478 minces', the 'hverago
monthly increase between thnt|date and
the present; or a period of 17 months,
being 10,80o ounces.        , s,\
California's gold production^ for the
year 1001 was $11,201,860 from quartz,
»1; 101,800 from placers, drifts mines
$1,062,450, and hydraulic mines $1,699,-
781. Tho output of gold dredging in
tho state was $172,702 for. tho year,
which wan an increaso of $271,000 over
the preceding year. The output from
dredging this year wilt bo much greater
A rather uniquo method of inining
for copper oro has been reported from
Redding, Cal., on unauthentlcated Information, It Is stated by this person
tlmt thn Mountain Copper company
contemplate* opening their Iron Moun
(no by pli
u tin
Last year the lumbering industry of
East and West Kootenay attained pro
portions greater than at any previous
period, and the ensuing year will see
further advances on an equally import
ant scale.
In 1902 the output of the lumber mills
in the two districts, both of which are
under the supervision of John R. Martin, deputy timber inspector, exceeded
the production of 1901 by 88^ per cent,
and the present year will see au in
crease over the record of 1902 of not less
than one third.
On the CroAv's Nest road alone are 21
lumber mills, while in the Columbia
valley there are four more, all shipping
their cut into the'territories and all
loaded with orders that will ,keep 'hem
on the jump for the entire year.
The increased output this year will
largely come from the establishment of
new mills At Wardner, the Brecken-
ridge & Lund syndicate has about completed a mill that will turn out no less
thar 140,000 feet of lumber in each 24
hours, and this is the largest plant in
the Kootenays. At Slocan City a new
mill is being constructed that will have
a capacity of 100,000 feet and an American company is building a mill on thc
Arrowhead side of the arm of the lake
that will have a large daily output.
The area of timber limits bought or
leased for the year's operations has
been the largest on record.
The remarkable expansion in the
Northwest territories explains the unprecedented activity in the lumbering
districts of the Kootenays, and._condL
TtontTarc -such as to indicate that further expansion on even a larger scale
may be expected. This will tend to
further increase the demand for British
Columbia lumber and assuie prosperity
for East Kootenay and other districts
shipping milled products to the east
across ..the great divide, A feature of
th'6" lumbering industry at tliis time is
that many mills have recently installed
dry kilns, enabling them to ship a
much higher grade of material than has
been the case heretofore. The move is
significant, inasmuch as it indicates
prosperity In the territories when a
considerable demand anse9 for the better grades of lumber, while it indicates
also that the lumber men deem the industry established nu a permanent
basis,—Hossland Miner.
tain infno by placing well In the.mniin
tain 250 tons of giant ponder, nnd blow
tin'top of the mountain off No one Is
hastening to lliu spot to witness tho explosion.
The amount nf IiuhIiicm trammi-ted
by the Record Ollice hut year wan iu
most respects equal to that ol tbe year
1001, There were 77 fewer miner*' certificate. Issued In 1002,' nnd morn than
100 fow6r certificates of Work recorded
Fifty more certificate.* of Improvements
ware Issued last year There were 480
regular miners1 certilicates Issued, 0
specials, 12 rogti'nr company certificate, 2 specials;  407 certilicates of
WrtfV     111  lrtfntl«n».   Ol    (•rt<-M**»«*(An   nf
improvements, $500 paid in lieu of work,
Uo inlia of sate and like doenmenis recorded, 8 abandonments, t water right,
44 traders licenses Issued
Tho amount of business dono by tho
Slocan City office showed even less
rh«iif»n thnn iimi  tit   tlm   Vn„. Tw.......
offico*. There were 495 certificates of
work recorded, 21 certificate* of Improvements, 224 locations. 1110 bills of
sale, and 272 free miners' certificates
An inportant feature when considering lhat abont 24 ner cent of the rofnl
production of the Rand, in South Africa,
wn* paid In dividends Is the wsgn
sin In '|'h« iait year of operation ho-
fore commencement of the Boer war
over 0.000 white neople were employed
in these piopertles, their average pay
being $130 per month; while above m.-
000 black natives labored there, their
wage being slightly above $11 per
Lute information from Fairvicw
Mutes that a shaft is to be sunk on thu
Morning Star to n depth of 800 feet,
The Star group is stated to be under
bond to a Now York syndicate, among
tho members nf Which are Messrs K,
L- Simpson. Joffui'sou llogan and T A
Bell. The bond is reported to call for
au early commencement of development
operations.and payment for.tho, property id to bo fn installments -payable at
different periods during 12 months from
date, tbe total cash consideration being
$-25,000. .' •   - >      .
A beginning has been made to deepen
the main shaft on tho New Fairvlow
Corporation's Stcmwiuder mine, on.tho
800-levcl of which drifting and stoning
were carried mi for some time until the
recent Ituinporni'V shut down. Meanwhile the completion, of thu cyanide
plant is proceeding. With both the
Steniwiuder and Meriting Star nt work
the outlook for Falrview camp will oe
regarded as more oncoursgirig than for
dome time pad —Midway Dispatch
A HOHT   AN   0110 A*.
in ii Slntjiin camp years ago,, when
Ihe Inom was in flower, it townsite
agent had an 'organ lhat lind plnyr-d
mul lino many n night Tho agent pre-
M'liU'il the organ to tht! religions bodies
in the camp ami it was placed in a
building dfoigut'il as a union church
and HchunlhiitiMi In the camp are
many people who love a dance more
than tlio Lord. These people, or nt
li-nst some of thrni, have supported
tho church with their money if not
tlieir ni'iM'iicu Not long ago I hey
wanted *n orgnn at a dame, so limy
removed temporarily ihe thing of music.
This brought forth (limits of prosecu
tion from those who think dancing in a
greater sin than singing hymns, and
Hlshnrd haw otI«I«  tt* «hi»» ntirn**    T1>.'.>
i. sad, especially in dull times It shows
a lack ot in* (mu spirit ol goodness
upon the part «.f Iho rrood followers
The temporary switch would not degrade the poor organ, and if it did the
real supporters of ihe church stood ready
to repair all losses.
The authorities of the Grand Trunk-
railway aro quoted as expecting as
liberal aidjto their Pacific railway enterprise as that received by the Canadian Pacific. They seem "to consider
that a land grant is quile within the
possibilities. Everyone, both west and
east, wants to see the Grand Trunk Pacific enterprise succeed, and no one will
of* should  grudge   moderate   aid   or
groper terms to it. But surely the
rand Trunk does not expect the people of Canadh to repeat the stupendous
and acknowledged mistakes ot twenty
years ago. The aid granted the C.P
R. and the terms upon which it was
granted was not justified by the then
existing couditions. The Ibargain then
made was most improvident. It is be-
ingj demonstrated every day. To make
a similar ^bargain today, after twenty
years of bitter experience, would not be
maduess—it  would be   idiocy.    The
great and chief reason, for wanting the
rand Trunk is ,that the mistakes of
the C. P. R. bargain may be corrected
not repeated. And any bonus that
may be given should be conditioned
strictly so hb to correct those mistakes
as for as they can be corrected. If„we
are to have no more control of rates over
the Grand Trunk than we have over
the Canadian Pactfie there is no reason
why public franchises or public aid
should be given to the Grand Trunk
instead of to further extension ot the
Canadian Pacific.
As to a land grant, the stupendous
fohy of the laud grant to the C. P. R.~
especially with the conditions attached—
when by a stroke of the pen increasing
the price of the land still held tenor
may be twentv millions is added to the
fortunes of the company and taken
from the people individually who collectively were owners of the land. At
the present price of tbe C. P. R. land
gravit,say $4. an acre for .say fifteen I
mitlion acres remaining unsold, tho
company still has $(30,000,000 of good
negotiable assets, for building a road
that did not cost them that amount of
inoney—for it should always be re-
membered that although tho whole
road cost one hundred millions, the
two most diflicult sections were built by
the government at a Cost of over thirty
millions and handed over to them free.
And there is no assurance that from
month to month, as long as land is
booming, the price may not be still
further increased.. Indeed, It is safe to
say that it will bo. This cannot bo
lielpodnow. But to repeat the operation in the light of present knowledge
would be a scandal and a crime. The
public lands of Canada are worth moro
to the people of Camuia as an attraction nnd opportunity for settlement,
aud productive development, than as a
bonus to any enterprise of any kind.
The Grand Trunk company wants n
profitable investment for capital which
it is able to attract and which it expects
will render more profitable than at
present the capital already Invested in
the company's enterprises. It sees in
thu Northwest a promising Held,   Tbe
KDople of Canada desire to havo the
orthwest more fully developed by
railways than at present. Tbey desire
to have the conditions regarding railway transportation improved. Tho
Grand Trunk's proposal mav offer a
ready means to tho desired end—and It
may not. If the company will meet tho
requirements In thc country which It
develops and tho terms upon which the
needs of trade and travel will bo met,
there is no reason why these advantages rbould not be recognized by substantial assistance from the public
treasury or upon tho public credit, llut
if thu railway will pass through nude
slrnble country, or country incapable
of satisfactory development—If liy reason of its route it te to leave the C. I'.
R. a monopoly as nt present, and nt ihe
came limit ensure its biting a monopoly
itself—If it is to be Indeiimidcut of slum
control of rates as Is the C. V. R , there
in no particular rt'asoii v,hy the people
nf CNiisda should epend any oi their
money or ph'dgi* any of their credit in
its iiHslstsuce, "No'lhing for Nothing,''
is the motto of the railways in dealing
willi ihe public Hther Individually or
collectively and "Nothing for Nothing"'
should be the motto of the imb.Ic in
dealing with railways.—ttdmontoii
fi*tr*    * «■ t*   n*.",'t.'J'','V!
/HfitflS Not Backward
,The Industry Progressing Favorably in all Mineral Sections of the Province.
The total amount of oro shipped from
the Slocan and Slocan City mining
divisions for the year 1002 was, approximately, 28.000 tons. Since January 1
to January 10,10^8, the shipments have
been as follows:
Wtak   Total
A merit* n Hor    m «!
BoridBSdiV.'.'.'.'.V.'.V.'.'.V.'.'.'.'.!;.'.".".!    I l
^uw!»wli«^v.v.v.'.,.v".,,^'!!.^"^,»»     *»
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t*m* im       it*
«*«»• ttsf  n        ti
Totsi tons iw>       Ho
Tho outlook for xlnc land spelter this
year Is very eni-oursging The closing
! price for spelter in looi was $1.85 a
hundred, while in 10O2 it was $1.71\
During the year 1002 the smelters had
**.*.r**A\,] im i,,iu vi»u* m wvma, *wiih.ii
wss over 1,000 tons a week more than
the Joplin district produced. Hix years
ago the smelt ers could not find a market for tho product of 4,000 torn of oro
a week, which shows how rapidly th.
dtmand for xinc has increased. Just
now nemo mines ar<i whipping zinc ore
Irom Colorado to Htlgiuni. It is shipped
l»y rail to Galveston nnd then hy water
I n» Antwerp. Th» rate it i/a'ton, as
Hgtunut $10 charged for thesame freight
from New Denver to Belgium.
Thu bett hoiee-m.de jelllea end pre-
ifrvei, pickles and sauces.  Mathoson's.
A greet discovery of Iron ore 1* re»
ported from Sodbury, Ontario.
The Victoria Colonist prints an article
on tho progress of the mining industry
that contains much valuable information on the subject. The opening paragraph says:
"Vvhen the year 1902 was new, notwithstanding tbe splendid showing
made by its predecessor, thero were
pessimists  at home and abroad who
Srophesied disaster to the raining in-
ustry. Now at the close of the year
it has turned out that these atrabilious
individuals had little real cause for
their apprehensions, outside of their
own distorted imaginations, but they
were so persistent in their outcries, so
ready with alleged facts and cooked
statistics, to prove their assertions, that
the unthinking took their mauuderings
seriously, and a feeling of unrest and
uncertainty prevailed in many quarters.
The miners, however,—the men really
interested and in touch with the situation, never for a moment lost faith in
the mines. They quietly attended to
business, went ou developing their
mines, increasing their plants and
working~forcesr~'aird'~BUUding new
smelters, with the result that the mining industry of British Columbia is in a
more prosperous condition today than
ever oefore''
Of the Slocan camp, the article says:
"The richness of the Kaslo-Slocan
district and the immensity of its mineral resources has been proved time
and again, and despite the fact that the
lead market and legislative regulations
have hitherto retarded tho growth of
the silver-lead industry, there has undoubtedly been a revival of interest regarding the Slocan during tho past
year, not only in Canada and America,
nut also in Great Britain and Europe.
There is every indication that in the
immediate future, before 190H grows to
old age, this inter.-st will materialize
and.the Kaslo-Slocan camps again bo
the centre of attraction in the mineral
world "
In the Boundary camp there are six
mines thnt have figured continuously
for months In tho ore reports, nnd thoy
have shipped a total of 524.0C0 tons. In
addition to these five other properties
shipped n total of G.000 tons. The value
of the total product, 5:10,000 tons, is estimated at *2,500,000
Tbe output of tho Rossland mines for
the year Is given at 8fl7,400 tons, tho
value of which Is $1,007,000, or an aver-
ago of $14 per ton.
The output of the Lardeau and Trout
Lake ai visions are roughly estimated
as follows: Gald, 300 ounces; silver,
110,000 ounces;   load. 200,000 pounds.
Owing to the lack of water, hydraul-
icing operations In tho Cariboo and
Cassiar camps were greatly curtailed.
The vahio o( the output is about $100,-
The output of the Atlin division, exclusive of the rest of the Cassiar district, will probably amount in round
figure* to $300,000. Hydraulicing oper-
atlons during the past season wero
innlnfully confined to preliminary work
hut thu companies are now in u posi-
'tion to greatly Increase the production
of gold during the season of 100:1.
At the ordinary general me ting of
the Enterprise Mines, Ltd., held a few
weeks ago in Loudon, the chnirmnn
reported that Inst year's opcrntiniis n>*
suited in .1 loss nf ti,iM\ '1 lie Introduction of now machinery ha* effected n
great reduction lu the cu*! of mining,
ns well as in tho cm,t of treating the
ore, which would produce a far better
result upon the current year's operations than was possible hitherto What
may also prove to be au important fae
tor in the value of the mine is that another vein has beeu discovered on tho
property of considerable width, upon
which practically uo work has yet been
»y... i.i* ..... tab. imu )t*it* nt* (iKtlftVi
Iirieai wmtvo.T nM \eiui be vegrndunM«*
alien, lead from something like i'lfl
to under £11 per ton, and silver from
about 2» ftd an ounte to 22 3 10J per
ounce, which your directors can only
view with the utmost concern—so much
tn 11,1*1 it i.ttinttrnit,, s   "':::;il.:,  ,-iJ,,;..;,',....
it would uot hu belter to temporarily
shut down the mine until better prices
prevail, We have given this matter
our consideration for some time, hut
hsve delayed taking any definite steps
In that direction, in the hope that bod
rock had been reached, and that tho
miuki-.u would iinprovn nut tin* bas
not been the case, and there appears to
be no Immediate prospect of any improvement occurring Your directors
■re therefore again seriously considering
the potHicn from this point ot view.
Owing to the geological character ofthe
mine. I do not think damage would re
mult from . temporary suspension of
op/"Mffoe«, bnt whffe »ffr<»r and lenA
mand tt such extremely low prices, It
seems only a matter of prudence that
this step should be taken rather than
continue as we are now doing—namely,
exhausting our resources for little or
no profit.
When the present owners of the Monitor mine purchased the group in 1890,
the former owners had shipped 088 tons
of ore, which netted them the sum of
$68,860. Since then the Monitor and
Ajax Fraction. Limited, have extracted
1,620 tons, which produced a total of
$116,712, as follows: Gold, 504.8 ozs,
$9,610; silver, 177,713 ozs, $91,256; leadt
1,119,903 lbs, $15,245, It is a peculiar
fact that although none of the mines in
the Slocan division produce any gold it
will be seen that the ores extracted
from this property contain high values-
in £old, which occurs in the lead sulphides and, in much larger proportion
still, inthe oxides found nearer to the
surface, where the ledge had been ex-
"mospheric action. The Monitor mines
are developed by means of adit levels,
no machinery of any kind being used,
and apparently none will be required
for years to come. Largo ore reserves
have been opened up and the ore actually blocked out amounts to several
thousand tons Since September, 1900,
8257 feet of tunnelling and micas li»uo
been driven. The management ofthe
property is in the hands of Maurice
(tintzburger, with A. Ii. Fingland as
superintendent. Its success is largely
due to their untiring efforts.
A zinc concentrator will Bluntly be
erected in theSlocnn, so the mine owners say. T. Jones, representing the
Iola, Kas , smelter, who has boon in the
Slocnn a great deal of the time for the
past two months, investigating the zinc
product of the camp, ami seeking to
make contracts with the different mines,
will, it is snid, recommend to tho Iola
smolter ollicials that they construct a
plant in tho Slocan. If these people do
not consider the plan favorably a plant
will undoubtedly be built by the mine-
owners themselves. Byron* N. White
is behind the project.
As has been heretofore explained in
these columns, tho plant will separate
the iron from the ore and raise tho sine
to a high percentage, so that it will
stand shipment. The railroad rates ate
too high nt the present *o permit a
good margin of profit unless the percentage of zinc is stiff. At present the
rate from the Slocan to Belgium is 111),
and to Iola $11. At tho same time
ninny of the Colorado mine, are shipplp
their product to Belgium, going by ra
to Galveston and there being transferred to steimers, and tho rate for the
entire distance Is only $7 a ton,
The plan to bcro a tunnel seven miles
long through thn Sierra Nevada mountains at a cont of $l-l,000,00i), in order tn
shorten by twelve hours the trip over
the Central Faiilic, Is an illustration of
the Immense resources of our great
corporations nnd 'the wonderful wealth
of our coiintrv as a whole. Wero It a
task proposed by the national government, all sorts of complications would
follow thu Introduction of the proposal
into the realm of political discussion,
imt s hoard ot directors Intruded with
the power by thousand* of stockholders
can order it done, and the work Is at
once under way. Modern inventions
make the task Iim* formidable than wa.
ihe five mile cut through the Hoosac
tunnel a generation ago. and the loss
from accident should also bn much
lighter. The advantages gained by
the railroad should bt* treiru*vutnii»
M>t tne least Important will be the
j7.'.}'a7..-. j.! iim 4u aoU* oi miowshed*
In the mountfclni.~-B<Mton Transcript.
PROrtrS   A MM   .3V7..7S,
The estimated net profits ef the l.w
iw.i mine ior >ov«mber .re placed at
$75,000 The actoftl figure*, which will
be arrived at later in tho month, will
probably be slightly in advance of the
estimate, which is on a conservative
The returns ef the net profits for tbe
Le Roi from May Ut. tu VovcmhorJMth,
.mount, to over $.V»7,*r«>}, as follow.:
May,iWi,0»2: Juna,$0f»>2; Ju1v,$lf»,-
»to; August, $70,177} Keptember, |OV
»W7i October, $b5,000; Nov., >75,OI».
The Standard Oil companv is creeling
in its Kern county oil field* of California three storage tanks, each with •
capacity of 7A/XO barrels.   The usual
the for ihctiO Uulu iu tU« v>*%t Ua* U*»
86,<XK> barrels. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B. C, JANUARY 15, 1903.
Tenth Year
Thi LbdqkU two dollars ayeftr in advance When not bo paid It is $2.50 to parties worthy of credit. Legal ndvertisiiuc 10 cents a
nonpariel lino first insertion, and 5 cents a line each subsequent insertion. Readinu notices ib cents a line, and commercial advertising
graded in prices according to olroumstances.
FELLOW PILGRIMS: Thk Lbdok is located at New Denver. B.C., andean he traced to manyparts ofthe earth. It comes to the front
every Thursday and has never been raided by the sheriff, snowslided by cheap silver, or subdued by the fear of man. It works tor jno trail
blazer as well as the bay-windowed and champagne-flavored capitalist, It aims to be on the right side of pvorything and believes that hell
should be administered to tho wicked in large doses. It has stood the test of time, and an ever-increasing paystreak is proof that it is
better to tell the truth, even if tho heavens do occasionally hit our smokestack. A chute of job work is worked occasionally for the benefit
of humanity and the financier. Come in and see us, but do not pat the bull dog on the 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
sureof a bunk in paradise, with thornless roses for a pillow by night, and nothing but gold to look aJk by day.
The Ledge.
A pencil cross in this Bqunrc
indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor
wants once again to look at
your collateral.
Man's indifference to the printer
makes many au editor patch his
It is to be hoped that the Slocan
mines will obtain surcease from
sorrow at Ottawa
can wear soles made from the dol-
larst of his delinquent subscribers
who have souls.
The wealthy
A Pullman  car
have many trials,
conductor in New
York is being sued for divorce.
In the South Africau mines white
labor is cheaper at three times the
price than the labor of the Kaffirs.
Canada may split in two if the
legislators at Ottawa do not exer-
_cise-mor.e-aenseJn-dealing-wi.th_ the,
Tourists who wish to see snow-
slides should reach the Slocan
early. They commence sliding in
"While reading a paper a St.
Louis woman fell asleep and all efforts to awaken her have proved
futile. It is not known what paper
she was reading although the detectives are positive it was not
Lowery's Claim.
The government in Canada
should regulate freight and passenger rates upon the railroads
within its confines. The high
freights charged by the C- P. R.
have assisted greatly in killing the
prosperity of the Slocan.
The people of
financially wise
There is a wonderful difference
inthe soul of man. Some souls
always pay the printer, while there
are souls that never pay a cent.
The C. P. R. has not yet crushed
Lowery's Claim. It rises for February next week. If the people in
the east read it they will need less
Unless we can get reciprocal
trade relations with the United
States it is absolutely necsseary for
the Slocan to have a high tariff
upon lead.
According to the resolutions of
thc different boards of trade in
Kootenay Smith Curtis does not
lieem to be tho only thing that
ever happened.
The went is a glorious country,
even in winter. OneJItose wiil be
plucked in Nelson today, and the
oity will rejoice at having Beer
every day in the year.
The shadow of death hangs over
the Slocan. If the forlorn hope now
storming Ottawa fails us we will
have to roll our blankets and hit
the pike for a better land.
High tariffs may nave the Slocan,
for high tariffs have had much to
do with it* downfall. It iB a case
with ur of taking aome hair off the
pap that has bitten us.
If lead or sliver were like unto
coal in the east, bow the bells of
joy would ring in the Slocan. Vou
wouldn't be able to hear yourself
talk for the jingle of coin in the
Frank Fletcher neentn to have
sat down. He te not running for
anything  this year, not even a
ii r\    * * ...
dtiUixu..       . *.*»u*pA   *.*.    ntc.tnf* mi
lhat' hi ivJ.'Jcl) J li y\i)ily )u.'iv h.> fin.
a fire department,
Canada arc not
They gave millions to the C. P. R. in returu for
high freight rates. The C. P. 31.
rules the west and laughs at the
easy marks who fill the seats in
Ottawa's gift and subsidy factory.
The mayor of 'Frisco says that
poker is not a gambling game. He
is right. It belongs to the science
wind into money, while others
make a pile of beans disappear by
blowing ozone through their lips.
The highest priced land in the
world is worth $450 a square foot.
It is on tho oornor of Wall street
and Broadway in New York. We
have some on the corner of Sixth
and Josie in New Denver that we
will let go at a much lower figure.
Smallpox has broken out in the
Holy Ghost and Us community
at Shiloh in the State of Maine.
As filth and some brands of freak
religion are closely related, this is
not to be wondered at. More bathing and less wordy salvation will
drive the pus out of the Holy
Ghost crowd at Shiloh.
Canada is fast becoming a great
commercial nation, and is already
gazing at a longer ppir of pants.
In the past Canada has been beg*
ging John Bull for reciprocal trade
but wo want no moro of that. We
are strong onough to hit the trail
without carrying a pack of im*
perial reasons on our back.
As the C. P. R. grows richer
and more powerful its policy towards the press becomes more niggardly. The press has been largely
instrumental in building up this
great railroad, and now the press
can be damned or walk. Up to date
this long-gutted corporation has
not prohibited editors from walking
on its ties, but the privilege may
have a rate put on it at any time.
The C. P. R. is badly in need of
a government cinch. It apparently
owns the people instead of the people owning it. It restricts business in the Boundary by lack of
cars, and any kind of a service
does the Slocan.' In the Slocan. no
attention is paid to tlie time-tables,
and 'passengers have cursed so
much tliis winter that the air from
Sandon to Slocan City smells eternally of sulphur.
There is a reserve upon the per
troleum lands of East Kootenay.
We would like to know what for?
In this province there are too many
reserves upon public lands. The
governinentJui.s no moral right to
"tie^uplands"inTihe interest of "rich
grabbers. This province has and
is being given away to thet-, rich
few at the expense of tho masses.
It is about time that the peoplo
broke the gall of the cursed policy
that has so long prevailed in this
rich and beautiful province.
The grred for gold was the real
cause of the great accident ou tho
Grand Trunk at Wanstead. Cheap
operators and a desire to hurry an
express train through for fear thc
stockholders would lose a 'dollar,
has caused many a heart to bleed
over those pushed into eternity, because avarice rules a grand cor*
poration. It will be ever thus un*
til all railroads are operated by the
people, and the god of greed is
ground to a pulp under the heels
of socialism.
wrong spoken "word] will do "the
work. They may kilFthe sting of
tho serpent .that wounded them;
"they may heal the wound, . but
some people will always be-examining the scar." If a woman is
down don't drag her through the
dust but lend her a lifting hand.
If she is'faUing assist her from doing so before it is too late. But for
heaven's sake don't ruin the reputation or destroy the character of
an innocent being. "The man who
lays his hand upon a woman save
in the way of kindness is a wretch
whom 'twere gross flattery to name
a coward."   . -
A London mechanic, with the
iutention of enjoying a practical
joke, pasted the figures of two
donkeys on the dead wall opposite
to his workshop. Under these
figures he had written in large
letters: "When shall we three
meet again?"
The idea of this, it need hardly
be explained, was to presuppose
that whoever should stand to read
the inscription was the third donkey. He then retired to his shop,
from which he could see how the
bait would take.
It was not long until a man coming by Btopped and stood gazing
in perplexity at the two donkeys
and the inscription. The mechanic
was elated at the manner in which
his brilliant joke had worked. He
burst into a fit of loud and hearty
laughter, which soon, however,
subsided when the man quietly
turned round and scornfully exclaimed: "Bcdad, I was all along
wonderiri' where the other one
Street Cleaning, Commissioner
Paul Iglehart came bade to the city
South River club, says the* Baltimore Sun.
The one that particularly took
Mr. Iglehart's fancy was ,'that-of
the Irish servant girl who one day
asked her mistress what was the
moaning of the word "kismet."
After thinking a little while, the
mistress said:
"Why, Bridget, it is another
name for fate."
A day or so afterward the mistress discovered Bridget hobbling
down tlie stairs, evidently in great'
pain and walking very lame.
"Why, what on earth is the
matter with you?" she asked.
"Oh, sure, ma'am," was tho reply, "I've got bunions on my kismet."
An editor is a millionaire without money, a congressman out of a
job, a king off a throne. He constructs , without saw or hammer,
builds railroads without spikes or
rails, and farms without a plow.
He runs a butcher shop in the
journalistic world and deals out
brains cheap for cash or credit. He
loves those who advertise with him
as he loves himself. The editor is
a teacher, a lawyer; a preacher,
and he sends truth out to save
souls and gets lost himself. He
heals the wounded, cares for the
dying and rescues the perishing,
and starves himself when a ham
sandwich would jerk him from the
jaws of death.—Cumby Rustler.
Arthur flullen
Has opened a Wholesale Liquor
Store in Three Forks, and has
a 11 k inds of Liquors and Fancy
Drinks, Champagne, Tobacco
and Cigars.
The Best Liquors
in the World—
From France, Ireland and
England—and he wants alibis
old friends—and new ones—to
eome and try a bottle, or case,
or barrel, whether you order
by mall or in person.
Order your Xmas suit early, boys,
hall this week from
in   Anne   Arundel
brought with
stories   told
a gunning trip
county   and
iim a supply of new
in   the   historic old
The Tourist Association ot Nelson has come to life and gives signs
of doing something. New Denver's
flowery aggregation of tourist orators is sleeping with the roses of
the past, and the pen-pusher of the
leading excitement is carrying on
tho fight alone, unaided by money,
railroads or thc plaudit* of a
fickle public.
Tho Crown Princess of Saxony
haii troubles. She is married hut
loved a professor with whom «he
the limit. Her dad '-cop-
the gamo and was about to
place her Sweetness in nf lunatic
asylum or a nunnery when sbe
jumped to Bavaria and freedom.
Thus would royalty crush its own
if the railroad cam were not run*
If the mine owner* secure! a duty
on lend they Hhould not  stop at
that.   They should combine their
force*, build their own smelter and
| lead works, and have the govern-
I ment regulate freight rate*.   If tbe
Japan wants tho Philliplnes and
is willing to pay $100,000,000 for
them. The United States would
bo ahead by selling them. Thc
United States will never be able to
do much with tho Filipinos. Nothing can be accomplished by a few
good Yankees with a lot of savages,
negroes and Spanish bloods. Spain
spent three centuries trying to do
something with the Filipinos, aud
today ninety per cent, of them are
criminal with a slight varnish of
religion. They aro dirty, immoral, tricky and unreliable. If
the United States wish to reclaim
these islands they should bc used
aa a point of emigration for all the
negroes who need burning in the
Southern States.
Desiring to reduce my stock in
offer, TOR-ONE MONTH, my entire
stock in these lines at
25 °/0 below regular price
A tew odd lengths of Dress Goods at
Lad let' Shoes nml Slippers nt same reduction
MRS. W. W. MERKLEY, New Denver
Is the best English-made ■
. meat Sauce on the market.
It is appetizing, and {rives a
tone and flavor to. meat
tliat turns the darkest cabin
into a palace and the humblest table into a Deltnonico's
board.     Try a small bottle.
Christie's Biscuits
Are acknowledged by all to
be the best. W e have a big
stock on hand fresh from the
factory. And have you tried
wi.h Christie's Tea'Biscuits
a cup of tire most delicious
Try the combination at your
next luncheon, and you will
agree with us that it is good.
New Denver, B. C.
Brick Block    New Denver
Manager of HOSUN HAM,.
Reports, Examinations and Management. ■■■•
NEW DENVER,   -   B.C.
Address: E. HARROP, Nelson, li C
Are you satisfied with your Income? Is your
timo fully occupied?  If not, write us.
We cun give you employment by the month
on (,'ood terms, or contract to pay you well for
such business us you secure for un at odd times.
We employ both male and female represent*
utlvt*». The next three mouths Is the very best
time to sell our Roods. No deposit Is required:
outfit is absolutely free.
We linve the largest nurseries In Canada—over
800 ntres-a large rai.fje of valuable new specialties, and all our stock isKuaranteed as represented
If you want to represent thc larfrest. most pop*
ultir and best known nursery, write us. It will
be worth your while.
Canada's Greatest Nurseries,
m Newmarket noiei K
back all tbe real charity that the
C P. K, ha« in «to;k.
Since King Edward had some-
A   1'l.t-A   rOK   WOMKM.
Homo timo Hlnee a drummer made
tho remark in Cameron, Texas,
that there wan not a virtuous
woman in tho Ixnie Star State over
fifteen years of ago. What the
people of that community did to
that galoot wan a plenty. Other
sections put the finishing touches
to the Camcronitcs' good work and
tho last heard of the freak was that
he wan placed cm board n »hip at
C?alv*mf«n nnd w*rn*»d nevor-- in e».
turn to Texas.
This human hyena" wade a gen*
| railroads and smelters have their j eral charge against tbe faireatarid
* *       *        loveliest ot created things, sought
to destroy the character of food's
9,t,i,it,ni „.r,„i ,.,,.*,:„ T-.,.r. 1 . I
being placed on the vessel, the Tit*
iiiouso should have been towed behind it where angry sharks could
tight for anil devour Ids rotten
fle**ii clean to his cowardly frame,
arid nibble hf«» black  heart.    And
You're going
Don't you think a good photograph
will be the right thing to leave behind you?    Wo make a feature of
They'll remind those who remain at
homo that you arc an Individual
worth missing.
Queen Studio
Baker St. NeUon
The Lake Shore Laundry
In New DcBtcr
Is still knocking the spots off of
clothing thnt Is soiled.
H. C. TH0MUN50N.
N IHlV DtNWr, oilers a pleasant substitute for:
home to those who travel.   It is situated on the,
shore of Lake Slocan, thc most beautiful lake in
all America.   From ite balconies and windows:
can bo scen'the grandest scenery upon this continent.
The internal arrangements of the hotel aro the reverse
to telephone, all the rooms being plastered, and electric
bells at tho head of every bed make it easy for the dry,
moments In the morning.C^c^^^M^j^j^^K-si^tjB
The best and cheapest meals- in tho country are
to bo found in the dining room.   Tho houso is run upon cosmopolitan principles, and the prospector with his'
pack is just as welcome ns the millionaire with his roll.
Every gueat receivea the beat of care and protection.
The liquors are the best iu the Slocan, and the I
hotel has long lieen noted for its llsh and gamo dinners.
This is the only flrrt-class house in the Lucerno of,
North America.   One look at the landlord will convince any stranger that tlie viands are of tho best quality.   Rooms reserved by telegraph.ukjk^ukj»<l*_»
HENRY STEQE, f>roprletorf\$fv6#N$fN6<0A
TheC. V. Tt. provide* a pension! "»* l,M>y will get oil the ad van
fund fm  its worn-out  employes, *"«? fcruing from increased duties
V*W*A  *|>b&^ ft HA'. V.is]*    'it'-}      '. iV*!4*.^*^     fciVfV*;yit>j
rates.   An ant could pack on its
like .'£0 cento with a bote iu it.
At a recent dinner in   London,
Whymper,   the   great   mountain
. climber,   stated that   "if all the
atnk off Mount real
Kit«ktlth«.l IMT.
thing tike appciutfoitfe that AmiVM [ •«»»»»«»•" ",imlfff ln tl»<MwrM to
htm become fashionable, and In cer-{"W wcrft u* m*kc »combinedHfort again there aro other* who arc too
... ._^t.„. .i..   .,....*,.     Rocktc-a haaty in goaaipiug iu a hlaiukumiH
t»i» foiKlmh em\m yon ar« not in '* T^T ,. Jam,h» .
it unless you have had your int**-lthe,r *fk ™uk B?1'? flr"
tinea knifed by a wirgeon. »  century.      And after I
The newspaper trail in tho Slocan ia full of fr«Mt and inclined to
giv«» an editor e*At\ in t unWs he
have four more ranges
iteheii in
tliat wc
that they
can climb.   Verily, we are long on bear In this world.     Her acta, uo
mountains and m-encry, but short
way in regard to tiie character of
women, not generally bnt individually.   Woman has a great deal to
justly are more open
iu **i\uv *)ioU ui*m Won nnd U**n» khmn   ihoee  »i   men
to criticism
*>»»<" little
Kofcerved tund   :
Undivided profit*
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:   «. 6lQ(»4.ai
OfVlV.r.,   MOHTKKAt..
Rt. Hon. Lohi>Stiuthoosa a.id Mount HovaU (l.C.M.O, President.
Hon. 0. A. Drum mono, Vice President,
K. 8. Ctiki.vius, Genursi Manager,
Branches in all parts ot Canada, Newfoundland^ Great Britain, and
lllti t'uiUHl SUliUH,
New Denver branch
LB a DE VEBER, Manager )~~~- ■
Tenth Yeah*.
fl Grist of funny Chinas
Win. J. Florence,
■great story teller, once
who   wi\h a
related the
following incident concerning an
actor friend of his.
This friend, who was in Mr.
Florence's company, one day after
rehearsal invited -to luncheon a
lady upon whom he wished to
make an especially good impression.
After the two had lunched sumptuously, and while they were
drinking their black coffee, the
waiter placed a check at the young
actor's pkte. Glancing at the
amount he reached into his vest
pocket for the roll -of bills which he
thought to bo there, but the pocket
was empty. Much disconcerted,
he searched his other pockets with
as little result, until suddenly the
explanation of their emptiness occurred to liitn—he had changed his
suit just previous to going to rehearsal, and in hie haste he had
neglected to transfer the contents
of his pockets.
Much disconcei-ted at the dilem
ma in which his forgetfulness had
placed him, he excused himself to
his guest and went to the cashier's
desk arid explained the reason of
his lack of funds. The man in
charge, after eyeiug the young
actor suspiciously, said:
"Your story don't go—I get
that excuse altogether too often.
You've either got to pay up or I
shall make a complaint against
you—i-you ■ can't- leave this place
until you pay for what you've
"But I haven't got it, I tell
you. I'll give you my name and
address and profession and will go
directly home and get the amount.''
"I don't care what your name
is,'' said the man. "I can see that
you're one of thosu, 'impecunious
actor fellows who go around eating
at other people's expense."
"But I've a lady guest with me,''
protested the actor, "and I don't
want to bo placed in an embarrassing position in her presence."
"You should have thought of
that before filling her and yourself
the man conptemptuously. ' 'No,
joung fellow, you don't go out of
this place without paying your
At this point in the unpleasant
conversation a well-dressed elderly
man, who sat at a table within
listening distance of the cashier's
desk, approached and with an indignant look at the man in charge
"I havo heard your very impudent remarks to this guest of your
place here, and if you can't see
that he is a gentleman I can, and
I'll pay his bill with my own. I
want to tell you right here that
your treatment of him is Unpardonable, anil I myself will never, no
never, spend another penny in this
place." and the self-appointed defender of the discomfited actor continued to borate the cashier, who
under the torrent of words thrown
at him by the angry guest began to
show somo signs of excitement
"Hero, tako tlio amount of this
gentleman')) bill and my own out
of this," sold the irate guest, indignantly throwing a flftv-dollar
bill upon the desk, which ihe
cashier 15hI no time in changing,
for he evidontly wished to hasten
the departure of his patrons. The
old man gathered up his change,
meanwhile denouncing tho treat*
ment of tho actor lu heated terms,
and vowing never to spend another
cent in tho place as long aa he
The grateful actor, who, with
his guest, followed his rescuer ont
of the door, thanked him and (hen
asked hti name and address, for
the'purpoM! of sending him the
amount of Ills indebtedness.
"That's nil right, young fellow,"
aaid the old gentleman, patting the
actor familiarly upon his shoulder.
''Don't you worry about that—I've
!>een more thai* two weeks trying
to pass that bill. Good luck to
you I" ho exclaimed, jauntily lift*
ing his hat ond quickly disappear*
ing^fii the passing crowd.
TJ»e following te a boy's account
of his experience with Iilmberger
cheese: "Ma sent me to pay abill
at tihe Kvocor's last Saturday* The
imm ihmJv lw*. .it jK.kUM.k>'. i-i. ...i,:,x
thing wrnpjied up in a piece of
papftr, which he told mo. was Mm-
heifer them. When I got out-
side I o|fcncd thc paper and when
I smelt what waa inside I felt
Ural, t look \t home and put ft
in the coal *hod. In the morning
I went to it ngttin- ^ *rm *UH
there. Nobody had taken it I
worideredwbat I would do with it.
Father and mother were getting
ready to p to church. I put a
piece in tlio back pocket of father's
panta and another In the lining o!
ma's nmff.    I walked behind them
when we went to church.   It was
beginning to get warm.    When we
got to "church father looked anxious
and mother looked as if something
had happened. After the first hymn
mother  told   father  not  to sing
again, but to keep his mouth shut
and breathe through his nose.   After  prayer perspiration stood on
pa's face and the people in the
next pew got up and went out.
Alter the next hymn pa whispered
to ma that he thought she had
better go out and air herself.   After the second lesson some of the
ehurch wardens came around to
see if there were any deceased rats
in the house.   Some more of the
people got up and went out, put-1
ting their handkerchiefs to their
nostrils as they went.   The parson
said he had better close the service
and hold a meeting outside to dis
Cuss the sanitary condition of the
church.   Father told mother they
had better go home one at a time.
Mother told father to go the nearest way home and disinfect himself
before she came.   When they got
home  they  went into the front
room, but did not speak for some
time.     Mother  spoke  firetr-told
father to take the cat out of the
room, as she thought it was going
to be sick.   It was sick before pa
could  get   it  out.    Mother then
turned around and noticed that the
canary was dead.    Ma told pa not
to sit so near the fire; it was worse.
Pa told ma to go smother herself.
Ma said she was smothered already
Just then our servant came in and
asked if she could open the window,  as the   room   smelled very
close.     Pa   went    upstairs   and
changed his clothes and had a hot
bath.    Ma took pa's clothes and
offered them to a tramp, who said:
'T'anks, kind lady; doy's a bit too
loud fer me..'   Ma threw them over
the   back   fence  into   the  canal.
Father was summoned afterward
for poisoning the fish.    Ma went
to bed.    Pa asked if she had been
fumigated.   Just then father had
a note sent him,    He came to wish
me good night at 10 o'clock, with
the other.   I got under the bed.
The people next door thought we
were beating carpets at our House.
I cannot sit yet.   I have given my
little sister what I had left of the
Limberger  cheese.   She is better
now but the doctor said it was a
close    call    for    her."—Thurber
Journal. •
It is said that the American
Bankers' association is going to pay
a salary of $500 a month to the notorious forger Charles Becker when
in a few months, he finishes serving a seven years' sentence in San
Q,uintin (California) prison. He
is to receive this amount "just to
be good," and not do any more
forging. All of which calls to
mind the story of the Southern
judge who had a fine lot of hogs,
and on seeing a colored mau notorious for stealing, said: "Uncle Jack,
I'll tell you what I'll do: You pick
out two of those hogs you think
you'd like best, and I'll give them
to you, provided that you won't
steal any of the others.'' And the
hegro replied: "Jedge, you've always been a good neighbor an' I
likes yuh, an' I wants ter do right
by yuh, an' so I accepts der offah
yuh makes, but I wants yuh to
know dat I'll lose meat by it."
A popular bishop '. tho Episcopal church in the far west stayed a
few days with a ranchman. When
the bishop left, his host shook bim
warmly by the hand and said:
"Bishop, we like yon out here;
you are not stuck up, and you are
uo blooming aristocrat. Wo like
you because you are so darned
common and uo gentleman, In
fact, you are one of ourselves I"
Tbe bishop said he appreciated tlw
The "Hon. Doo" Brown of Mor-
SanHfield, Ky., who represents bis
{strict in the state legislature, te
one of Kentucky's unique cliarac-
»T<       'If        11 *••/.•
1*4.9.       m*j ■»u.-.ntt,<. *»  uttstttt, .1, «*,4«.V
L'li A lipovib, hu-ynvi: l%i; Jwh-ir.iw^
account of hte oourWihlp; "Take!
my advice and never give a woman i
anything she can't cat, hud never
make love to her out of un ink
boi-Uc.    v»by, wiiMi i courted iny
wife I just grabbed hold of her and
said :   'Sally, you arc the sweetest
thing on earth, and your beauty
baffles the skill of mau and suit-
dues his ferocioua natnre.'and I
got her."—Argonaut.
A saibt luw discovered.'"there
are about ten people who want
a newspaper to fa «ttmelhli>g for
them to one who wants to do something for a newspaper." This proportion holds gwxt everywhere.—
Wewterri VnWtsher.
An American traveler recently
asked Henry Clay Evans, consul-
general at London, if .it was nob a.
relief to him to be out of the pension office.
"That was a "job to try men's
souls," said Mr. Evans. "Itisti
pleasure, of course to see that deserving soldiers get some financial
return for their disabilities, but
procession of sharks and political
vagabonds to the desk of the commissioner at Washington is endless.
"I hadn't been iu oflice long,"
continued the consul-general, "before I had felt like voicing the profane despair of an old German who
had wedded a vixen. With her
voluable harangues she made life
a prolonged misery for him.
"At the end of her diatribes the
old German would moan:
" 'Veil, I vish I vas iu hell,
dot's all I hope'."
Doing good is the only certainly
happy action of man's life.—Sid-
Let no man give advice to others
that has not first taken good counsel to himself.—Milton.
They are tho weakest-minded
and the hardest-hearted men that
most love change.—Ruskin,
The suicide death rate in European armies far exceeds that of tbe
country to which the army belongs.
All the vacancies in the U. S.
naval medical service are now filled
for tho first time since the civil war.
Poachers using small explosive
bombs havo killed a large number
of salmon in the river Dee, England
A white badger, wliich is almost
as great a rarity as a white blackbird, was killed recently in Eug-
Almost a quarter of tho women
in Germany earn their living by
their own labor, mostly in farm
.— Iron finger posts, bearing the
names of theroughfares are now
being erected at the street corners
iiv-Berlin"   "~ ~     7
Within the last ten years more
new methods have been devised
for dealing with consumption than
any other human ailmeut.
The total number of farms in
Alabama is given at 223,220, of
which 129,137 aro operated by
white farmers and 94,083 by
colored farmers.
The editor sat on his hard bottomed chair and wore out his last
winter's pants; a delinquent dropped in and paid up his sub, and
the former cried "on with the
It was tho first time that four-
year-old Willie had over Been a
snake; and as it writhed and
Bquirmcd along; ho ran into the
house to tell of his discovery. "Oh,
mamma," ho exclaimed, "come
here, quick. Here's a tail wagging without any dog."
, An Arkansas printer iu making
up the forms in a hurry the other
day got a marriage notice and a
grocer's advertisement mixed up so
that it read as follows: "John
Brown and J Ida Gray were united
in the holy bonds of saur kraut by
thc quart or barrel. Mr. Brown is
a well-known young codfish at 10
per pound, while the bride, Miss
Gray, has some nice pig'B feet
which will bo bold cheaper than at
any store in town.
A story is told of a Kalamazoo
county farmer who woro his old
suit until every one was tired of it
and his estimable wife was almost
ashamed of tho hustling man who
had been inside of it so long. One
day be went to town to sell Tils produce and whilo there determined
to buy a new suit and, happy
thought, surprise KH». So ne
bundled the new suit into tho wagon
and drove homeward. It wan after
night and at a bridge over % river
IS a monthly journal that yon do not
meet every day.    Its. home is in the
West, far from the smoke of crowded
cities and the hum of grinding commerce.    High up in  the mountains, surrounded by scenery that would drive some
artists mad with joy, its editor sits close to
heaven   and draws   inspiration  from the
ClOVlds    jj-     #     5fc     $;):;);#     jf;     £     #     ;|:
Lowery's Claim is principally devoted
to Truth and Humor. It has hosts of
friends and enemies. It is hated and loved
just according to how it strikes the human
miud. It presses the limit every time
and always deals from the top. It bows
to no creed, cringes to no god or devil, and
fears nothing, not even the sheriff. It is a
sham crusher, and aims to tear the mask
from everything that is evil. -It is the
most independent magazine in the world
and panders to no class, party, sect, creed,
color, flag or fat advertiser. It has pay
ore always in sight, and every shift shows
that it is increasing. It has touched a
chord in the human heart that- vibrates
with its music wherever the English language breaks the ozone ;;; ,*. >.  %  %  *.-;  -j. .-.
If you want to get in line with it, get in
early as the circulation is limited to a million. ]\'<> sample copies are sent to anyone,
but it is furnished free to all people who.,
are one hundred years old. Postage free
to any part of this wicked earth &,.■. * ,:. ...
*******|, S%*m*y%*/%*4>
he  stood   upon   the   wagon   and j    Man must have high ideals, high
peeled and threw the despised old hope, nn  inspiration   to   build a
suit into the water. Then he
reached for his new clothes. They
were gone—had jolted out of the
wagon. The night was cold and
his {teeth chattered as he hurried
home. Ho surprised Eliza even
more than he anticipated.—Ex.
To arouse a keen desire for perfect manhood or womanhood—a
grand and noble aspiration to be
perfect—wo must concentrate our
thought* on perfectly pure things;
then when wo once begin to think
purely, forces for making strength,
vigor, high health, joy, peace, hap-
ftineas, tranquility, will rush to us
u torrents, as to almont overwhelm
the soul with blissful contentment.
Strengthen the soul by pure
thought, and the punv body will
become vigorous mid robust? The
Tlve body obeys thc soul; it te thc
Bervaut of the soul.
Print BHits
jWH#i» jirt»t M«ir».'lr-
VlUbU iampar 9tt4
tfanaral  dlitamtiti
W« ••»ltlv*l> cur*
thU condition wilh
lu iIm matter nt an a|4»llcailon for a duplicate ut
a Itnltlrait of Till* lo iMa ttt mul », III- k
•>. In lb* town nt VakiHjti M«|t 4''l i.
\T«»IOk HlwrH.y «Wni thai it i« iliHuteit
v\ tkm to i**u* »t it* *«tifani<*i-»rvtv-ftt"iith
frtrfft th* SrK |.ul.lli*ll..ii iftinil h •lu|4lc*tf!uf
IhcOrtlftratcni TIlW t«> thi- alto** miiitl..nwl
grand, good character. If a man
does not care for himself hte progress te retarded or stopped. The
real, vital, energizing forces in
man which force him onward and
upward, are a belief that he is put
here for a grand purpose, nnd that
it is his duty to do his part.
The Greatest friend of truth is
time; her greatest enemy te prejudice, and her constant companion
is humility.—Col ton' Laeon.
High and pure thinking will
bring much liappii)o*K, in that it
will teach ns M-lf-enntrol.
In fliei-oiK'liini<m tiiiniiliiion«ly airnvil
Tr.-vi-lliiK I'lil-lli',
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I'AltllOT Ml„tu*l Chilli.
SllltHlf III flu- Ht,\r:,n Hlntny l>l-.M*irt1   ,»?   Wtu
KimiIi'Mhv lihiili't. Wlwrn Iu-uImI: On lh*
l';iyi«- MiMiiiuin. i-.i«r nt mul j.ilnlnir llu-
Mt-iviir.v Mitii'i.il Claim.
'AhK X«i'rit>:   il-at  I. Anltiir s. t-'arMdl,
_     n. tint-n. ..i-i nl l..i   |.r»|ri   It   Kiiyder, fn«
. iiiliit-i'.ifiiilit-.tlt' Sn. II aiiiili, J nil lUrold H*-
11..n. Irtr mil i r'» 11 illhvafr No. ll MUI. Int. ml,
'•lit j   ilxyi   Iruni    I lir    ilalr    Itrtrul,   lo   apply in llie Mlnlnif H»t'tir*t*r tor a (Yril«c»«»of
Ini|iriM*rm*iii, for iho t>ur|**« of uliulntnit •
Crown (irNiil nt llu* almve claim.
Ami fmllH r take until-* thai arllim. uiirt»r»M--
llnn 17,mint lw ■ nmMKiic«il (Worm lh* laauanct
••f aurh C<-rllto-M|.«if Iuiiimvrmriiti
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M«, is ami *». Work'.. In IIm* tnwii nt Nakn.ii
'MatH'Mj, In itit* nniiio ui .bunt. Mi'M'll. willed
O'ltttli'stte ll (Un-il tin Hilt (Uv ttt January l*.ij,
ami tiurnhniml t!«Vt*\ »
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thi Sffvi r Iliumtilti, !.«■»» NVwr IVnvt-r.
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A fiif Hunt • (Vitlftiulf So. II VKW.
Iiilriid. Oily tiny* from «li«. •1»lf lirnmf
In awly t« lit'- MlnW lln-otit^r !••» a t'+tlthi«»»
..(liii|.it.vin.min. |..r 11k- |.iii|...». <■( •iliiainhiff
a Cr^wn limit nf Hip almw clnlm *
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Arrlvt WINNIPEG .1<l .lay 8:Vi n. m.
Arrive ST. I'AUL .VI day ii-401». in
Arrive CIIIOAOO 4t!i diy tt.tut». m.
Arrlvis TOKON'TO Mh day 11:4.1 p. m.
Arrlvi- MONTKKAL Mil day i'.*i p. in.
Arrive NKW YORK mh day «;Ma.m.
I1o»o connection forall Knaffm |mlnl».
KAST— Leave. Diimnoro Jiiiictinn daily
for St. Paul: Kooteiiny LhimUiijc
Tn««J*y and Snturdny (ur Toronto,
Montreal, nnd nil KnMi'in I'nint.H.
A lit|i Kn»I o»r Hnl' I*. 11, will coin luce you
a» In ll« cninfoin ami j-otivf nlein i-
For further lnforni»lloii r»«»rilltnr •(*•■ ••only
wav" apply to-
0, B, OAHKKTT AintU N*» Onivn.
K J. I'«il». A O. I'. A«l.. Vancouver
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Hear Fortune
I'ti lll.l.lSiilKS't I****lWSl.lt
, ^tSPOIJli DAlUt.l.. *r ».. **l).iiii*..ni In I
may lwf«< imiilt-rttti hi* lnt.crc»t hi H«-
"Ctrntrc Nn. I,* **ll»S«t*.l*' ami "ilminiamUr"
Mlntnri Claim*, litiulf <m Hi. N'.rlli K rk -f!
Klirtil Mll€f rut-lr. in lb* Mkiran Minli f Ot-
Itmtm, nt WcM K'aitcnajr lM«tflcl j
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lu MKLINyUKXT (xwiw.nhh.
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vt-r, llrttUli Columlila. or in *itli..iit«... \i r h*
>ti»y  lia*** lim<«lrin-il  hi.  111I11..I   In   Ih*
■■shar»h«M*r" mIo*r-it claim. -i|u#i».1 n« rth
of 0+*t |jik<-.«»,ilail}o|nliitf ib.--|,»k*»i«-ii"
In A In*, world IHvl«l>ni.
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iitii.n tin- uliove inciitlnnnl iiinirml claim nndtr
thr |.r«vWn»i*. «f iIiu'IMiiHtii Act,'aml If within
Inlin-IV lUy* fl'..lu tlw il.i, „| tt.i* i,.4kt< TO«
f»ll»r ll(*i*r I-i runllllnil.- }»wr |.|..|.oOli)IMiflha
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M^*J   An Ati tu   tu..n.lili. Mlnrial Ael l:««>."
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h i,..n*.|fial If anM tihrtif-llAffj.    A»f-
R. T. Lowery
Ntw Denver. B. C.
nr to
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lattwUtNi w V i.i«.,t|l   *'.. ih** »*r.| .ur*» * -**)*7
Tenth Year
STotetry Futolio.	
.__, Notary Public, Insurance Anenv antj
Mining Broker. Mining Stocks bought and sold.
General agent for Sloean properties. Small
Debts Court held lst and 3rd Mondays in every
month.   Established 1835.
1   and American plan. Meats, 25 cents. Rooms
fiom8"cup to Jl.   Only white help cmployetl
Nothing yellow about the place except tho tjoltt
Inthe safe. MALONE & TREG1LLUS.
MADDEN HOUSE, NELSON, is contrally
located and lit by electricity It ts headquarters for tourists and old timers. Miners or
millionaires are equally welcome. THOS.
MADDEN. Proprietor.
THE ROYAL HOTEL, Nelson, is noted for
the excellence of itscuUinc.   SOL JOHNS,
BARTLETT HOUSK, formerly the Clark
* is the best *1 a day hotel lit Nelson. Only
white help employed. G W. BAUTLETT
THE   EXCHANGE, in KASLO, hasplonty
of airy rooms, and a bar replete with tonics
and bracers of many kinds.
rpHE MAZE, in KASLO, is just* the place
X for Slocan iieople to find when dry or in
search of a downy couch.
JG. MELVIN, Manufacturing Jeweller,
< Expert Wiitch Repairer, Diamond Setter,
and Engraver. Manufactures Chains.* Lockets
and Rings. Workmanship guaranteed equal to
any iu Canada. Orders by mail solicited. Box
240, Sandon.
pure Latakia • Student's* Mixture, Pace's
Twist, Craven's Mixture. Bootjack, Natural
Leaf,and m.inv other kiudsof Tobacco.
G. B. MATTHEW, Nelson, P.O. Box -id.
HJ. PHAIR, Dealer in Foreign and Do-
•   tnestlc Cigars und Tobaccoea.   B iker St.,
Kootenay Candy "Worsts.
J   A.   MoDONALD,    Manufacturing   and
.   Wholesale Confectioner.     Nelson, B.C
"Wholesale   Merchants.
ersin Butter. Eggs, Cheese. Produce and
Fruit,Nelson, B.C.
1DHN CHOLDITCH ft CO., Nelson.
(I. Impcrtere. Wholesale Grocers and Provision
Mere: an:0.
FL. CHRISTIE, L. L. B., Barrister, S»
.   licitor, Notary Public.    Sandon, B. C,
Every Friday at Silverto.i. tf
ML. GRIMMETT, L. L. B., Barrister,
.   Solicitor, Notary Public.     Sandon, B. C
Branch Office at New Denver every Saturday.
Mining Properties.
Mining properties should address. Box 5'),
New Denver. B. C.
Insurance Se K.eal Estate
X . Insurance Agents. Dealers In Heal Estate
Sitting Properties., Houses to rout and Tow a
Lots fm- Sale.
1 S. RASHDALL, NewDenver, B.C.,
Real Ectittoniiil Mineral Claims for Sale, Rhims
represented tun! Crown Grunted.   r
Lumber, Doors, Windows, Slcre Kronts, Show
Oases, Htorc and Bar Fixtures. Counter*, Kancy
Olam. H. HOUSTON. Manager,
Kelson, 11. C.
\f TT T AV Hossland.
K^v. MLJiLU 1, *• ji.u.
Im had l.iy<Mirniix|wrii'iice in dcnUl w<»i k. .un-
make* a ipcehlty of Gold Hrdlge Work. Mo«it
complete denul olHi-e In II 0.
 general   Store.    	
JT. KELLY,   TIIRKK   FORKS, d.mler hi
,  Orocerlw, Dry GootU, Ete.,   (ltxxh Ship-
pod all over tint Slocun.
IUM, Tlw mwt complet* U C A I T U
on the Continent of Nottli A ini-rl- n CA Lin
M. Wtuaterf mMM ac-enery nn n C 0 fl D T
rivalledlurtiuudrtir. Itmiiiiir, n CO U ft I
FUMr.t; *» I |r'.:u-w»l->tis H« tl* r/.ivny \.,u ',* u\
Interest. Tilogritphlc imnimimriMlmi with nil
parts ol th« worl.l; imo maiM arrive ami (imparl
•trerydiy-    In Imtht"* ciiti! all ni-rvoin unit
?ltUK'Ultr dl-msMX: IM wiil«r« ln-.il ull Knli e>
Iver snd litomarh Ailment* ut evi-ry mine,
lie prir* of. * rnuniMiip tl.kt.-t i*.-im wli
Mew IVnwr and Halcyon, uiiuliialdu nil th.
je*rruuttil«mtKu<xlfor!»Ml*y», li ttt1,. IUI
eyon K|trtuf i, Arrow Lake. II C.
IOIIN   llrLATCIIIK,   Dominion and   Pro-
t)   vini'lal I..iiul Siirvi'ynr.   Ni-Uni, II. L".
A     It   HKYLAND, Kniowir nnd Provlnrisl
I aiiiI nurvrytw,   K ASL<)
VAM«TO\-K'<«   IHIlHi    MTOHK,   K.-Uni
Mall ur.tm pro npllv atunitoit Ui.
[ II. I'tMKKll.V, fUiiilin, MMiutsntiiran
' v OkfthiidV l.i.trlr»: «i«l *Jtrli« |i*tMnik'i
nm itlrliMw*
Silver King Hotel
In NVl**\ I hove ^.nr**! -a
ieum u »>u lliu InijK'iitl. aiut
linvi* chingod the n.imo lo
what it wm yt'.iM ajj*»:
The Silver Kin? Hotel
Thia mine te famlHitr *»» fill
A*y% nnd the wrcrtin«*r«
trill nnt fnrget Jt it ili»n Ar* \t
in and wc me.
m/%,V%^%*%,<%9*-*VW%i 1*9y
f HANK  REKCAW _     ^     \
Lite is sweet if you MAKE what
vou can of yourself.
There is as much good in you as
there ever was in any man;
How are you developing that goodness? ■    - • . •
Your capacity tor being useful is
as great as any man's.
What are you doing with it?
You can be as great as,the greatest
it you will tb be—and work to be—
ashard as the greatest- willed—and
worked. ,
*....+.: ',
You.will NEVER regret it.ifyou
live to bless those round about you;
If you stand for-what' you know to
be right eyen if the crowd is against
If you keep your thoughts pure
and your body clean;
If you can't think as other people
do, or make others think as you do;
If you study to bc wise, though
you may never have wisdom.
You will never regret it it: you do
jour buying of the home merchant;
If you see that the home merchant
(iocs his buying (of space) in tho
liome paper.
You will never regret having spent
your money on your summer girl;
If you do not marry her.
You will never regret the hours of
labor and love you have unselfishly
given,to another; ;*
You will never regret the word of
tenderness spoken or written to your
You will never regret the pain
you've suffered to render service to
You will never regret the hours
of difficulty spent in learning something;
If it is only to polish the stove well.
You will never regret any sorrow,
any trial, any kindness, any evil,
any good, any suffering;
If you make them all steps to the
higher life—the God life.
You WILL regret every word
spoken of unkindness;
Every act of meanness;
Every thought of selfishness.
You will regret the passing of opportunities;
Your slowness of spirit, and coldness of heart.
You will regret every hour spent
in idleness and abuse;
Abuse of self by drink and lasciv-
iousnes, abuse of others by scandal
"and-1 'shop^tal kr ™ r	
You will regret your failure to
provide yourself with knowledge,
that which will eodble you to advance.
You will regret that you allowed
folly to side track you on the road to
That you stopped by the way side
to indulge in character-weakening
■■:-.   *,-..• + •'"'''
Man iaa peculiar animal..
The-dying infidel, Col, Cliartcris,
said: "I*would give £30,000 to have
it proved to my satisfaction that there
is no such a pluco as hell."
Col. Clmrtem was an exceptional
man, and therefore'was exceptionally
Ho spent his whole life trying to
disprove tho Uiblo, and when the end
came-he had not satisfied even himself of anything. > *
There :aro others like him.
They make a bi#, noise, and a display o'f words that are empty.
Behind it nil is ossified bigotry;
They say to their Maker, "Prove
to mv finite mind the things of the
Inflnitoand I will believe."
As well say to the astronomer,
"Pace off the disWHco to the moon
and the fetors, nnd I will believe you
when you tell mo thn distance
thithw."   •	
Wherein priestcraft darkens infidelity blinds;
In the ono the Light is hidden behind the veil, in thp other there iH no
Light at nil.
Doth arc n blot an the intelligence
ot man, nnd a hindrance to the punishing Christ period ot Light, Truth
and Lovo. 	
In October, 1901, 8. H. Brp^n. of
Nlngnt-n Fnllt, wan conductor on • Now
York Central Belt Line train that ran
to and from the Pan-American" Exposition. In going through his train one
day he met a lady and her two daughters
who had been *■rendered temporarilly
penniless by the loss of hei- purse on the
Exposition grounds. Conductor Brown
advanced the necessary 15 cetvts to pay
their fare to the station where thev desired to go, and then sent them to their
A-few days ago Brown received a
letter beariug the Philadelphia postmark. When he opened it a new one
thousand-dollar bill fluttered to the
floor. BrownVas astonished when he
read the letter, which was unsigned.
The letter recalled the Exposition incident, and told how the writer had
been impressed with Brown's courtesy
and kindness, and that thc bill was"a
remembrance ot his deed.
Mr; VV. F. Fitzgerald, of' Messera.
Towie & Fitzgerald, who has been
bearish upon the copper situation, for
some time, lias cbanged his position.
He says:
"I liave changed.my opinion "of the
copper situation through knowledge of
the small stocks of copper in the hands
of the -.producers, refiners and consumers. On the first day of January, 1902,
there was on hand a stock of about
850,000,000 pounds. This stock lias disappeared somewhere, and the impression prevailing in disinterested circles
is that it has gone into consumption.
Manufacturers, ae a rule, arc "buying
from hand to mouth, and tho stock of
copper on hand, so far ns one can find
out, is considerably less thah 50,000,000
pounds. '   \
"When a man goes to tho United
States Metal Selling company for copper he gets more statistics than copper,
and yet the pric^ of lnko copper is kept
bolow 12 cents
"It looks as if thc natural laws of
supply and demand might regulate the
the price of copper for 1902. Eleven-
cent copper has opened uees for the
metal which have been responsible for
the heavy consumption. When copper
comes into active competition with galvanized iron there is necessarily a
greatly widened market for tho former
"I believe copper shares offer splendid opportunities at prevailing" prices
with but slight risk."
The Filbert Hotel
Ih tho house to Etop nt when
in thc Silvery City. The
rooniH are airy and the beds
conducive to slumber, while
the call bells beside every
door will put you in mind of
modem ctoWmtlwi. The
meats in thc dining room
will make a mash upon your
taste and change your stomach into au internal heuv.-n.
The Filbert is cosmopolitan,
and in run upon the Canadian
American and European
plan.     The bar   is replete
with all kinds of bracers from
«i<'iulc old rye to the tipple
that loams in the glass.
P. H. Murphy
The output of tho Crow's Nest Pass
Coal company's collieries for tho month
of Decemoer shows a marked increase
over any month since last spring. The
following are the figures for the past
three months for the three collieries:
October ,  42,577 tons.
November...,  84,410 tona.
December 43,691 tons.
November output was curtailed by
the Michel strike.
The following shows the amount con-
Coal Creek....  19,936 tons
.Michel  18,927 tons.
' MorrisBoy  10,869 tons.
It is expected that the output for 1902
will reach the igrantl total nf 1,000,000
tons.—Fernie Free Press.
A new mining law is being drafted
for the South'African mining region.
After being submitted to the chamber
of mines the mensure will go to a commission, and thence to the legislative
council for enactment. Tho draft proposes that copper rights shall he granted
in the form of two blovits, nf 80 claims
each, with vurticnl rights differing from
the laws regulating gold mining, in
that the reel cannot he followed in all
its dips and angles. Licenses will be
£'5 per month for each block. Stamp
mills with lesK than 5 stamp batteries
may bo worked without tho payment of
a royalty.
Accident plavs quite a considerable
part In tho discovery of' mineral*do*
posits Many examples aru on record,
Tlm Freiburg mines In Snxony tfero
discovered by a soldier, whose horse
picked up a stone in its shot1; this stone
whh heavy load oro. Copper was found
in South Australia from examination bf
Why you should buy
BeCaUSe ■• i^ ihoWt quality.
BeCaUSe i* »» th« mo»t laming
chew.       ■"■mmmmmmLt
Because it-1« th? w»t high
4tr*d«'*j»r ioTTOj.
Because «»»<*** »".y»iii»hin for
pretnfilHTirTmfinTHiiTiJi r y
1st, 1901.
BCCaUSe w«   <w«rant»n   «vcry
plug, lllttt
BecaUSO y»»ir dimlwr U author.
I*i«<|   to   refund   vour
mnnpy tf von am not
facis and Philosophy a
My stock of watches and diamonds is
enormous.  I have the resources, talents
TUC   II!UfI!l CD . and experience forsupply lug these goods
intJtWtLtn in a manner that admits of neither loss
nor dissatisfaction to onr customers.  I buy largely because I sell largely.   Large
buying makes low selling possible and economy in expenses makes tt still more
possible while still preserving a high standard of quality.
Here are some Specialties:
Diamonds and all kinds of precious stones.
Ladies' Rings,   Brooches and   Bracelets,    Watches,   Links,
Lockets and Neck Chains,
Manicure and Toilet Sets to suit everybody.      Sterling Silver Novelties ot all kinds.
Sterling Hollow Ware.      My stock is complete and I want you all to call and inspect it.
Engraving not exceeding three letters will be done free of charge.
Orders by mail receive our prompt attention.   Send your watch repairs to me and I will do tne rest.
green miueral in burrowings of the
wombat, diamonds in South Africa,
and gold in California, were found by
chance. A geologist discovered phosphate of lime in France by analyzing
sand that was used to give a violet
color to brick. Any mineral of a peculiar appearance in a district should be
carefully examined. For years the
great Comstock lode in Nevada waa
worked for gold, and the rich yellow
sand.which eventually turned out to be
silver chloride, was being thrown away.
The Broken* Hill silver mine, it is believed, was ; first pesgen out for tin.
The porus pumice ore of Mount Mor-
gon was sold for cleaning hearths before its value became known.
A specie of clay bearing some gold has
been found in Arizona that defied other
methods of treatment till that of drying any then beaming with a club was
9:00 a m. Lv. KASLO Ait. 3:15 p. m.
11:25 a. m. Ait. SANDON Lv. 1:00 p. m.
5:00 a. in. Lv. NELSON An. 7:15 p. in.
8:10 a. in." An.   KASLO   Lv. 3:85 p. rn.
Tickets sold to all parts of tho United
States and Canada via Great Northern
and O. II. & N. Company's lines.
For further particulars call on or address
ROBERT IRVING, Manager, Kaslo,
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 jeustomer. J?ryji line of their
P.   BURNS  &  CO.
Job Printing
That assays high in artistic merit, quickly
done at New Denver's printing emporium-—
Staple and Fancy
Agent for
This old'timohotel has recently
been bought by the undersigned
and renovated into an up.to*
date hostelry. Miners, tourists
and nil classes of this world's
people can always get a square
meal And an easy bed within
the portals of my doors. Ths
bar contains many kinds of
nerve bracers, ranging from
the brew of Cody to tho sweet
cordials of sunny Franco. If
you are dry, hungry, weary or
ind when passing through the
Forks, lift the latch.tnd drop Ini
Qold •• Ml Oold tnd 811 nr..UM
U*d T$ I OoM.tlW'r.copp'r MO
MnmpkN by mull receive prompt attention.
Gold and Silver Refined and Bought
171(1 ArepihiK Nt.,  Utnvnr, Colo,
Tea Tips
i^Ajm j Will buyjONK  POUND
JL^    CLS of |mro,oleftn,(lnollavorod
25 cts
Will buy ONK POUND
1ILAOK TBA. PiirchM.
or* of ten iwnndJ or moro, will receive ono pound
extra for each ten pounds purchased,
, Price*onour re«ularllne» of OHOIOKTKA,
%$^&\%m8t °°° mV°im f°r
Kootenay Coffee Company
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To 'and from Kuropean poInU via Oanadlar
and American llni.    Apply  for aaJliny dalee
rale*, UcktU and full Information to any O.
C. 1*. Ii. A tent. New: Denver.
W, P. t. Curamlofi. O. H. 8. Aft., Winnipeg
Genera! Drayin^Miiiin^Sup-
plies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.
Coal & Wood for Sale
Saddle Horses and Pack Annuls.
Feed Stables at New Denver.
Seeds, Trees,
-■■..•     IMPLEMENTS.
Bulbs K4rtp""
Catalogue Free.
KM) Weetralnster Rond. Vancouver, 0. C.
KASLO, B. O.     *
Fred. Irvine & Co.,
M^ yo
Lia Del
Vnr prtewi apply in~
ix. t. MeHUIX** %«»,
WlMlMMb Aawtttt lot H.C,
tiiKmnr, B.V
Our Special
El Condor
w limner Apparei
Wa are .hewing In onr new premise, one ol the Hn..t tiock. ol Ladle.' Wear ever ditplayed in NeUon.  In
■w.w. uattiifta it't'ttaivnttii. 'ji»» ■*» '*-.'. ittim * **t,i') ^Ai*,*. •9iiuttiii:%-ctu, wi Htp-'wiVthim won tiAWV   ittvH*fi  in   LmJl<*#*SjJk
Ca«hm<>re at d French Flannel Shirt andBlotiM WalM.. A very pretty «nd natty lot of Ladies' Silk Tie.
Jkarl* and Nfck Tle*-Ju«t received, .pacial for the holiday trade. Ladies' and Childr.ii'* Handkerchief.
Hals and Cap.; For Bo.., Tie., RnBs, MoBs and Seal Jackets In th. Gent*. Department we can .how
y«n Mffn'.Smokinir J.ek.t», DnMsIn* Qown*, Bath Rolxw, and Trawling Rriftr Hllk ??mhrr»lfo<; T(%« Silk
Wrapt. Scarf., Muffler*. Kid Gloves, Milt* and Fancy Hall Hose, and Underwear.
^^^^^^^^^^^      MAIL OROBWI nttCRIVJt ftMBCtAL aTTRXTIfW
'   Fred. Irvine & Co


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