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Volume VIII.   No   18
NEW DENVER, B.C., JANUARY 31, 1901.
Price, $2.00 Year ADVance
S^tl^i-aT /HTrj^nS PTpat
§t In and About the Slocan and Neighboring Camps
that are Talked About.
liOOAl,   OHIT-CHAT.
Oppenheimer BroB., of Vancouver,
have assigned.
Born.—In Slocan, on Jan. 19, Mrs. H.
D. Curtis of a son.
The Boundary mines shipped 108,728
tons of ore in 1900.
R B. Kerr has completed a new office
building in Phoenix.
Alex McKay is manager of Koch's
sawmill on Ten Mile.
, The miners at Slocan are likely to
build their own hospital.
In the fire at Sandon last week George
Chapman was burned to death-
Thomas Thatcher died in Kaslo last
week.   He was buried in Nelson.
A live, evening paperi will probably
be Btarted in Nelson in the spring.
J. M, McGregor has been appointed
lecturer at Rossland School of Mines.
Frank Bourne, of Xakusp. spent a
short time in New Denver this week.
EdAthlrtoFhlilel^OTKls^oiiTOn
as one of the License Commissioners.
Born.—In New Denver, on Jan. 25;
the wife of H. C. Tboifllnson, of a son.
T.Sherman, who llvjfed in NewDenver
years ago, recently died at Port Guich-
on.
Some of the best job printing west of
tha Atlantic ocean is done in New Denver.
Gambling has been closed in Rossland, and the tinhorns are learning to
walk.
The Miners' ball next Thursday night
in Now Denver promises to be a groat
success.
Frank Card has bad his liquor license
transferred to the Hicks House in
Slocan.
The town at the foot of the lake
should change its name. Slocan is confusing.
A cabin is beiug built at the Sinn,
preparatory to actl*ie operations upon
that property.
M. Mourgues, late of Paris, went up
to the Chapleau on Saturday, accompanied by his wife.
George Petty has returned to Three
Forks. He will work the Victor and
Newport in the spring.
BUI Kirk wood was elected an alderman in Greenwood, but had to resign
because he could not qualify,
Alex Miller, formerly of the Bank of
Halifax in Grand Forks, is organizing
a private banking company.
Eber C. Smith bat gone to the Philip
pints.  He made an attempt at running
a paper in Hosaland for several years.
"If the public must guarantee a grave
(or the dead," nays Herbert N. Casson,
why not guarantee a job for the living.'
Sandon is this week showing to tiie
world what it nan do in the way of
eervingup "hot timet." nightly while
you wall.
J Im Neelatida, of the Office saloon in
Nelson, hat gone to California in search
of dainties for hia celebral*! fr-tm lunch
counter
Miss Alice Ducoiumon, who hi* been
waitress at the St. James for some time,
left on Saturday for her bom. in Ana
iWJ.W'* ).m 3J. C, .uU'iM Vr jpnrl property, and it would be no .unwise to
•** tbe Pilot iky smelter again in
active operation.
I{«rtnan Clever is renovating ou* of
tbe #«ore rooms in hi* Mock on tuna
street, preparatory to receiving » eteck
of general supplies.
An Italian miner waa brought to the
.Sloean hospital on Tuesday from the
Ajm with hia face fall of powder from
the explosion of a "missed hole."
VS. '). McGregor has bought from
Frank Fletcher and Thoma* Want 160
•eras of land adjoining Slocan. It will
be made Into a park and rice track.
the shipment of the first carload of ore
from the Bachelor.        j
The Hartney expects to ship ten carloads of ore before April,
The Black Prince expects to make
another shipment thie week.
The St. Eugene mine, in East Kootenay, laid off 175 men last week.
It is reported that 60 men are to bo
put to work on the Galena Farm.
Work is to be resumed in the spring
on the Evening Star, Dayton creek.
The tunnel on the Bachelor, Twelve
Mile, is in 50 feet, with ore all tho way.
The owners of the Pinto report that
property is proving up yery satisfactory.
The No. 5 tunnel now being driven
on the Hewett when finished will be
over 1000 feet long, and will tap the
vein at a depth of 600 feet. Fifteen carloads have been shipped from this property during the month.
THE DRY ORE BELT.
The question of a dry ore supply with
which to mix the high grade lead ores
of British Columbia is attracting much
attention with the recent turn of the
smelter situation, and we see almost
daily something in the Kootenay prints
relating to the question. The dry ore
belt extending from New Denver northwards along the lake shore and from
Rosebery up Wilson creek> and north
of this again for several miles, is at-
J,xactin£_paili(_ilML&
is the prospect of many claims being
restaked and worked in this locality
this spring and summer. .i
..Early;in the history„oithe,Slocan the ,
principal attention of prospectors and
miniug men wus directed to this dry
ore belt, and hundreds of promising
claims were staked. But the drop in
the price of silver that occurred in 1898
in a great measure retarded development of siliciouB silver ores when there
were no local smelters to use the product. All, or nearly all, of the claims
wero allowed to run out and since that
time interest in the dry ore section has
been only half-hearted and spasmodic.
With the exception of the Mollie
Hughes and other Goat Mountain properties, very few claims in tho dry oro
belt have bad any development work
put upon them in recent years. But
where the north fork of Carpenter creek
penetrates tho cone a few miles from
Throe Forks there are locations almost
without number and many of these are
in advanced stages of development.
This Is equally true of a vast region
north of Bsar lake and of Goat creek,
between that point and the town of
Whitewater. There is little question
that hundreds of miners will bo em*
ployed on these slllcious ore properties
and there will be a great tonnage produced from these areas when the local
smelters fully realize the magnitude of
ore deposits.
KlVfl   .MM   ItAUKKO   THK   rSC'HKMK.
A Vancouver railway official is reported as saying that "the deal recently
made whereby the charter ol the Victoria, Vancouver A Eastern railway
was nold and all rights connected therewith was backed up bv the Great
Northern railway.    I know that Mr
L.R.Forbes, who took part in the
South African=war, will arrive in New
Denver this week, and be given a reception by his many friends.
The carnival at Silverton Saturday
night was attended by a large number
from New Denver. The ice was too
soft to allow the affair to be made an
entire success;
The mail service into the Lardeau is
slow. Papers from Ferguson arrived
in New Denver this week that were 19
days old. They might have walked in
that time if the editorials bad been
lighter.
It took just three minutes for the four
words announcing the Queen's death to
be flashed over the wires from London
to New Denver. The death occurred at
6:55 p. m. London time and was received here at 10:58 a. m western time.
Gentle spring will soon be here with
its warbling birds and green onions.
Williams is always here, and although
he is out of green onions just now he
-has-some—of—the—sweetest—candy-
America for sale.
A memorial service will be held in
Bosun hall on Saturday, Feb. 2nd, at 2
p.m. The arrangements are in the
hands of the fraternal societies. It is
expected that there will be a parade led
by the band. Revs \V. A. Alexander
and A. E. Roberts will deliver addresses.
The Methodists of Slocan City are
opening their new church next Sunday.
The management of the Presbyterian
church have kindly withdrawn their
services for the day, Mr. McKeo
preaches tho opening sermon in the
morning, and Rev. A. M. Sanford, B.A.,
of Sandon, will preach in the evening,
All members of fraternal societies
and unions are requested to meet at
Miner's Union hall here on Saturday,
Feb 2nd, at 1 o'clock, for the purpose
of attending the service to be held In
memory of our beloved Queen. In case
no memorial services are held In Silver-
ton, members of fraternal societies there
are also requested to be present.
It is a matter for congratulation that
the news prints of Canada, and particularly of the Slocan, are not given an
excuse to go into mourning more frequently.   The agony that some of them
gave evidence of, and the typographical
horrors that some of them turned out In
their misguided efforts to look mournful,
were enough to make the last sweet
sleep of the Good Queen one long nightmare.
The Florence Park hotel,near Nelson,
it one of the few hotels in Kootenay
where cream and fresh eggs cau be had
at every meal,  The hotel has a ranch
attachment upon   which   are  grown
many of the fruits and vegetables dally
served to its guests,   Do not overlook
the Florence Park hotel If you would
enjoy»*ne»l where condensed milk Is ....    ..    „ ,   ^^, „  ,
unknown and tho bloom of yontb ii HM P»ld well up toward* »200,O.W for
the charter, and the linn from Kootenay
to the coast will b<*, built very woon.
The deal wan made through Mackensie
A Mann, the sale being carried through
by .Mr. Lukes, umndeiiiMi Agent of the
ceased operations in March of last year.
Supt. Parker evidently believes in the
theory that the top expenses are no
more for 100 or 150 men than for 50, and
is;acting accordingly.
This week the raise from the 150 foot
level, in the south drift of the Brooklyn,
to the surface, broke through, the distance being about 85 feet. This shaft
is a short distance to the rear of the
company's office, and will be of no
small utility in working the property,
as it will provide fresh air in that part
of the mine.
On the Stem winder tbe force has
gradually been added to, and that well-
known mine is also being thoroughly
exploited. This week the old 200 foot
tunnel, the portal of which ia just above
the old stage road, was opened up for
the first time in many months,and some
exploratory work will be done there.
A draw bridge ha. been built to carry
the waste over the roadway. A raise
from this tunnel comes up directly
under the assay office. The tunnel was
used for a time as a powder magazine,
but a new log building waB erected this
week, far back on the upper part of the
hill, for thisjpurpose.
This week' a small force of men has
also beeu at work on the Idaho claim,
owned by the company, which will
doubtless be the scene of active development operations in a shorttime. Many
of the old time prospectors had a better
opinion of the Idaho than of any claim
4n,the.<amp,.ou»account„ofJts_Dhenom-,
ensl surface showing.
For several days past a force of workmen has been in charge of the old
fctfooUlyn bunkhoUao, and in a short
time the improvements will have been
completed. Accommodations are being
made ready tor 65 men, with separate
bunks, sparing beds, etc. At the eas
end of the building a reading and smoking room is being fitted up, and two
bath tubs will be put in. The building
will bo lighted and put in good shape
generally.—Phoenix Pioneer.
WORKED   THE   KIND   HKAIITKD.
I/O
Flskffl Mateen Trouble
[Property Sold by the Sheriff and Bought in
,   the Bank of Montreal to Quiet Title.
always upon the hen fruit.
"We are not much of a sport," *ayt a
Kansas editor, "but when we meet a
dnch in the road we recognise It. We
had made the following bargain with •
friend yesterday: We were lo stand at
a given point half an hour and watch
the ladles who psssftd. For evf»ry lady
who reached her hand hack to see if
her skirt was gaping or to tuck it under
wer O0l(, we *<-tr *i» «<*.*'<*«' m ««.**«:••
lljt li.tisi.J  liil«V  ttuw    WiilHf    J.V   4'.'   X'   .7.'
walking a block wo were to give hlu» *
dltrat- W***s*e*l fitly'two- nlehela frees
him and gave him one dime—a lady
with both arms off came along."
itOCAK   HIMBSUL   FLOAT.
There art 21 men at the Hartney.
The force at the Neepava has been
Increasei!!.
Tbe *trike «w the Pinto shows tft
inches of ore.
The Enterprise mine)« to have a mill
In the spring,
Tuesday evening a long, lank individual wearing whiskers, glasses and
a confidential smile walked into the St.
Juines hotel and inquired tor thu office,
In his winning way, Gun designated tho
space sot apart for that purpose and
asked tho gentleman to register. After
much deliberation he wrote in a school-
bey hand, "J. M. Williams, Victoria,"
He carried a valise and a liberal amount
of plausibility about with him, and was
shown to the best room in the house
Thursday morning he was astir bright
and early, and after eating a hearty
breakfast left the hotel. In little more
than an hour's time ho was back again;
inquired when the train would leave for
Sandon. He was given tho information
and went to his room apparently with
the intention of spending a quiet morning. This was tho last seen of him by
the hotel people He did not fall to forget where the office was in his hurried
departure.
But the best part of the story d yet
to be told; About 8:80 this samo long,
lank Individual with whiskers and
glasses turned up at the schoolhouse
and Inquired for the master. When
tbe man who wields tha hickory arrived
the individual with glasses introduced
himself as Prof. Williams, assistant
master ol the New Weatmlnatvr school*.
He was, however, short of funds and
wanted to raiM- enough lo bring his
wife to NeiM-ii from  N»m  Wt*,i<(in»Uvi
There is at lasl~soine show for the
Fisher Maiden. Here is a property that
has suffered as much if not more than
any in the camp through the evil effects
of litigation. Its history is well known
in the Slocan, and it is recognized as a
property of great promise—one that
will make a record for itself when systematically worked. The trouble has
never been with the property/but with
the owners. For many months it has
received no attention and little has been
known about what "was transpiring, but
last Thursday there was enacted at Nelson what will perhaps prove to be the
closing chapter of litigation, and the
preface to one of the brightest mining
ventures in the camp.
Some days ago there was filed in the
Record Office here by Sheriff Tuck a
notice that on Thursday, the 24th, he
would offer at public auction the mineral claims Troy and St. Helena, relocations of the Fisher Maiden and Sil-
veitoh, restaked in July, 1900, to satisfy
claims aggregating $15,597.50. The sale
cams-offj-when, accordlng.to.theJtelson,
Miner, the ground was sold to John
Elliott, barrister, who is understood to
have represented the Bank of Montreal.
It was bid in at 115,000,, Bids of.$IQ,OQO
and $12,000 were offered respectively by
A. J. Marks of Nelson, and Henry Roy
manager of the London Consolidated
Mining Co. The effect oi the sale of the
property by the sheriff will clear up the
title to the property and enable Its being worked afresh with a clean sheet.
It is understood that operations will be
resumed early this summer.
The history of the Fisher Maiden is
interesting. The claims were staked iu
1894 by John Popham and A. A. Webb,
and with a little work they proved their
property to be one of great promise. It
was soon bonded to George Hughes and
Ed. Mann, and operations were started
on an extensive scale. Buildings were
erected for the accommodation ofthe
men aud everything made ready for
the continuous working ofthe property.
A shipment of 87 tons was made, net*
ting $5,500. Over this disposition of
this sum the dispute aioso which made
the property known throughout the
country. The parties could not agree
as to whether the money should heap
plied on the bond or go to Hughes and
Mann. The courts decided that the
proceeds from the ore should be divided
equally among the litigants. While the
first legal fight was in progress Frank
Waton stepped in and managed to get
hold of the propertv on a $10,000 bond,
and turned it Into a stock proposition.
The result was favorable for a time and
everything went along i.wluiiitiiigly,
financial complications arose, the Anal
closing down of the property coming
some months ago.
THK   AMERICAN    HOY,
Canadian railway firm, hut I am certain 1 wheift tho had been confined in tha in-
that the money cam* from Hill himaelt
It is simply the completion of the transcontinental scheme of the Grand Trunk,
which will use- Great No.-tlu-rn lines as
far W#tt ••  Honkane and will
Vancouver from th*  Kootenay.
imne asylum. Ills hard luck story!
touched the heart and pocket of the
man of hickory. Soxt the minister* of
the town wetre "touched" tor thtli- spare
•nter i <.*■*, one coin* m far as to give a ten
TO* I dollar bill to tbe educated knave.    He I
will cut it several hundred feet below
any other working on the shoot the result is considered of much importance.
If this pay shoot is found as large and
rich as it was higher up tbe value of
the mine will at once be greatly increased. There is ore in all the upper
workings, and a large amount of stoping ground is blocked out, and even if
the ore shoot should not extend to the
No. 6 level, a contingency that seems
improbable, the amount of ore already
in sight would probably mean large
profits for several years.
8LOCAH   ORE   SHIPMENTS.
The total amount of ore shipped from
the Slocan and Slocan City mining
divisions for the year 1900 was, approximate, 85,000 tons. Since January 1
to January 25,1901, the shipments have
been as follows:
Week Total
Payne  u» sw
Last Chance    53 181
Slocan Star...;'. -rrf.  60
Ruth  as
Bosun    to 100
Hewett ...„.-..■. -..'.".,   40 300
"Ainericjra'Buy-.-, .Tr~6i S6~
Ivanhoe il    iff 90
Trade Dollar ,  _
Sovereign  J7
Wonderful....  4
Arlington    80 1TQ
Two Friends......  to
Enterprise...*;•.::.■;:."..-;;..';.    40 00
Hartney....... ■■.    so 40
Black Prince...  *o
GoodenoURh ."  SO
Miller Creek. 1  go
Reco    58 si
Total ton*    v; ifiU
Last week's shipments reached
5($1 tons, this with the regular heavy
shippers not sending out half their usual
amounts. For the month the shipments will total 2,400 tons, which is
1,500 tons greater than that of January
a year ago. With the smelter question
practically adjusted, and if the roads
keep good, the shipments for February
should be much heavier than those of
January.
KONHLAND'H WINTKK CARNIVAL.
The Rossland Winter Carnival committee is making good progress with
its plans for the carnival which is to
take place from February 12th to 10th.
Already from outside points there Is
promise of a very largo attendance,
assurances having boon received that
hockey clubs from Nelson, Sandon,
Revelstoke and Boundary will participate in tho senior and junior champion*
ships, and there is some prospect of
teams coming from Calgary and other
points. Ladies teams will also most
likely come from Nelson and Revelstoke.
There will be an unusually largo num*
bor of curlers this year. Nelson Is
going to Hend four or six rinks instead
of two, and Kaslo, Sandon, Revelstoke,
some of the Boundary towns, Golden,
Calgary, Lethbridge and some southeast Kootenay points msy alt*o b« represented.
Tho carnival will commence on Tue»*
day morning with tlm boin«piol of the
Kootenay Curling association, in which
there will he eight avenU fur handsome
trophies*, and iwmn fifty prize*, aggr«*«
gating in value about $10<J0. The hen*
t*p*il will occupy all of the rink until
Wednesday at *J p. m, The carnival
proper will begin with the masquerade
Great Northern wants no da-op water \ %\m induced another hotel man to con*
connection  at   Vancouver,   it* mean 1 tribute.  In less than two hours he In-
shipping being conducted aa at pra-n-nl,
from Seattl«."
novsnoAtir mink*.
A very favorable report of the condition of affairs at the American Hoy was
given to the Spokesman-Review last
woek by Dr. W. V. Urcwaoof Kvanxton,
III,, who was returning from a visit to
the property in the uil«ret>t id eauturii
shareholder*. l»r. Greene U h mining
(engineer of hUinlin-f, and his opinion
carries no small weight.    He eipreased j«' -h« rlnk nn Wednesday evsnlng.
his pleasure at finding the property
looking so well and prophesies a bright
fiitur-i. fnrlt
Thw Airterleaii Roy ha* contracted
with the Hall Mlnoa amelter for the
shipment of at least 10 tons a month,
and it is believed that shipments can
nnd probably will soon be brought up
The ayndteate now developing th*
proper!ie« of th« Dominion Copper (V
iu this tamp are sparing no time er»Apply at once to .1. V. Dblasky, N*w
expense in the operation.   Men have! Denver.  „
been added to the force steadily as fast ^ ^
at «  plen- 4*11 V found for them te f)r' ^"luitiT Mrs" V*r*Ufu
w«ifc, and idlay Ihire are r»vrr IrtOtner.  —	
on th* pevrolt-more thin twice the    «*«« tiwient news for sprint
rreaaed hia hard iuek fund about (Mo,
and dldnt stop to say good-bye.
I*ia«>» **r *»'.*. 1 ••'• •>'■•-• ■"-»"•"      *■--'- '•'•'■--"-' .-,• *.-.----.-.--•?■
___ the mine has been completed, and de-
Grand square piano, better than any | velopment i« going forward with ncni*
Heintwnan, for sale, cheap fer cash. ' ""   """   -*—■—■       'L,~l*
lent reeulte.   Some ateel galena of high
Tin* forettt* of the Philippine* are
thought to contain about 50»» snoclen,
mnm iIihii 4ft> twine- now known. Th#re
are H7 •pet-iee ol palma, it of the mu
1A11U1 ,t 1 IIH.iii'liii^ . miKiN *i tWa>>   '■'■ 1 i.ii.i. ,.*,
with only one true pint Ihe laot named
growint in a denseforeet above a height
of 400O fust in the island of Luzon. At
least 50 snociee are valuable One ol
the moat important is the vang-ylang
tine,   -Vlt-VlOiiiV   a   mm li-jr/,»,ifHi   mi.   i>(»i
others furnish eoeoanuta, guttapercha,
varnish, many dye wood*, and fine
cabinet woods. A wystetn of forestry
Between
quality has been obtained In the »«l"!!jS_3l^
from the So. u to the No. b level. ; \M^§ ntve been caret! for by fkMortttere
Driving (ft r,fi<* Sn   « ftnirtfd i*j hein(f I *nri 1oi> mibomffnat***, and* the refWla-
Udlae Jacket.,»'«» ••< Oolf <^|im | ^^^^ MMdHy   „nd u „ her# ,h(lt • thine have been on the moat adanttrk
--  u-n-. \lwMttUito.poVUuuliuwtugUt:_pccted.l^«w.,IB,nMjrf7 With usual Spanish
The tunnel i« running
Kurotwnn model.
tRtitv tn nlminiMmuHl. )mv«vtf,cliiiit
the direction, attention na* bemn given to collecting
_ _ lev spriaf house- f The tunnel i» running in
Arrio^ments have been read* for * »«i»T*r ^,4oyed" w^ and a, ii I lieeoae, and Mher revi-nne. ■I''-
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THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B. C, JANUARY 31, 1901.
Eighth Yeab
Thk LkdqkIs two dollars a year in advanoe.-5S>When not no paid it is $2.W to parties worthy of oredlt.sg
Superior it is SI a year.<S>Legal advertising 10 cents a nonpariel line first insertion, and fi cents a line each su
■' _otio88 26 cents a line, and commercial advertising graded in prloes according to circumstances.
->To barbarians east oi Lake
^sequent insertion.    Beading
FELLOW PILGRIMS:  Tint Lidos Is located at New Denver. B. 0., and can be traced to many partB of the earth.*S>It comes to the front
—      -  -        - "iJ *   oheap silver, or subdued by the fear of man;     It works for the trail
    .     ._ .   on t_e right aide of everything an_ believes that hell
better to tell the truth, even if tho heavens
- of humanity and the nnanoier.ASjCome in dim womi
barrel:   one is savage and the other a victim of thirst.
and an. ever-increasing paystreak is proof that it is
d
ot pat the bull dog on the oranium, or onase tne biaoE cow irom our water
ne of the noblest works of oreatlon is the man who always pays the printer; he is
,o occasionally hit our smokestack.*©*^ chute ofjob work is worked ocoasionally_ for the benefit
ime in and see us. but do not
aura of a "bunk S paradise, with thomlessi roses for a pillow bynight," and nothing but gold to look at b7^^RY  _ d ptawlc|er
The Ledge.
A pencil cross in this square
indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor
wishes once again to look at
four collateral.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31.   1901.
IfKOM THE EDITOR'S UPPER 8TOPE.
A live people are known by the
way they advertise.
Many a fortune has been made
by advertising, both ways.
Friday is no longer considered
the unluckiest day. Sunday now
fills the place.
Maxim was made a Knight for
inventing a process to reduce the
attainment of old age to a minimum. ■
The   Kingdom   of  Saxony has
just borrowed $20,000,000 in New
York.    My plant for that  king
dom! ,.,
In China the wheelbarrow is the
favorite vehicle, although the Em-
BlH/_*va_
rides-
peror sei
prefers the palanquin.
. _ m __ An __. op
iii— VUV-* WO
_____
Physic street, and takes a hard pill
to go through it, without being
knocked down by the smell of
drugs, or be driven crazy by the
yells of the victims of Oriental
dental science.
Negroes are burned in the South
for crimes against the ftesh. According to scripture all sinners will be
burned after the resurrection, if
they do not repent before being
folded into the next formation.
The opening of the B.C. legislature is advertised with the useless
expenditure of words, which cost
money when put in print. All
that is really necessary is to state
that the legislature will meet for
business on Feb. 21, 1901.
Rev. Hiram Revels died suddenly
in Chicago the other day while
preaching. This awful warning
-hould not go unheeded.
During the present century there
will be a great struggle between
America and Europe. It will be
for trade, and not for blood.
Sandon is full of carnival this
week. Rossland will be touching
the animation of such an event
about the 12th of next month.
A German physician who examined Paul Kruger says he might
die in two weeks. This is a fate
that might come to anyone in the
same time. Paul certainly deserves
some kind of a rest, after such an
active life as he has been leading
of late years.
Salt is said to be a cure for nervous diseases and a producer of
JongJife!_,PepperJs_saidJby__soma
to be still better for those purposes.
Breath is still more valuable for
prolonging life. Always keep some
of it on hand and you will never
die, even if yoif do live in Nelson.
In Colombia, South America,
you can always tell whether a
woman is marr|ed or not. If
married, she wears flowers on the
right side of her head. If not, she
wears them on the left. An arrangement of this kind would save
a lot of trouble in North America.
Tho redskins in Indian territory
are up to date. They heldapicnio
the other day, with a golf game
and baby show as side attractions.
In Asia the Baya bird liglitw his
nest with lireflies. He sticks tho
flies in soft clay, and lights his
nest, independent of the Standard
Oil Co.- 	
Great people aro plain in habits
and language. The people who put
on frills are generally lacking in
true merit, and belong to the codfish formation.
In Cuba when the natives want
a drink of soda water they climb a
cocoanut tree, tap a nut, and they
have it. The climb is a hard one,
but the drink ia simply high stuff.
afro. Howell, of Chicago.recently
became insane in 'Frisco because
of losses in California mining ven
turtw. She might have avoided
this dire calamity by investing in
Hlocan mines.	
Sitka Indian**, after considerable
trouble among tlioiiiHelvoH, liavo
abamloiH-il totem worship, and in
the future* will live like American
citizens. They will probably worship the dollm*.
Bible
Many years ago
a great man said,
In Qrhnnlc "Theschoolmas-
III OUiyuia ter lights a torch
in every village, and the priest
blows it out." Canada has had
much trouble over religion jin
schools, and now the report comes
from Manitoba that the Protestant
ministers of that province are agitating for bible teaching in schools.
The parsons seem determined to
create trouble in order that their
creeds will have nourishment to
sustain them, but they should let
the children alone, and seek support for their theories among adults.
Let the young have an opportunity
to enjoy this life without being told
that they are born full of sin, and
will be surely damned if they are
not baptised in the TDord. Much
of the bible is not fit for children
to read. Teach them knowledge
without religion. Teach them the
proper use of the body. Teach
them to keep off the trail blazed by
Onan, and to avoid all habits that
degenerate the flesh and damn the
intellect. Teach them the value of
love, of mercy, of justice.of charity
and kindness, but for the sake of
coming generations do not allow
.^___ _ .—-k_x^
and put on a red wrapper. About 4 p.
m. she was sent down to the parlor, and
aii hour later she received her first
visitor. Before the end of the first horrible night she had eighteen more callers.
The first man gave her a dollar and
each of the others 50 cents, which she
was compelled to turn over to "Rosie,"
receiving in return a check. The
second night there we>e seventeen visitors. The highest number was one
Saturday night, when there were thirty-
eight, and she knew one girl who had
been visited by forty-three. There
were seven or eight girls in the house
and their nightly'average of visitors
was about twenty. At the end of the
week each girl had to give "Rosie" 30
checks for __}■ board. The remainder
of her checks she was nominally permitted to cask at 25 cents each,
Somebody pays > the public prints
ought not to publish such a horrible
story as this. VWhy not? When hundreds of innocent girls go from the small
towns to our large cities every year who
are lost to purity because they aro too
innocent to protect themselves*from the
ghouls that abdund in every large city,
why not? When parents shrink from a
duty that should be religiously performed in every family, and allow their
children to go from their homes unwarned of the danger in which every
young man and woman is placed. Why
not? When honest girls by the thousands in Toronto, according to the Citizen and Country, are compelled to
mingle in shops and factories with girls
who were once innocent, but who have
been preyed upon and are now the
brazen-faced tempters alike bf men and
other girls. Why not? When married'
members of civilized and Christianized
communities are more brutal and less
fruitful than the brutes iu the fields,
and when society is outraged and disgraced by the worse than barbarous
occurrences that are seldom revealed,
but that sometimes shock those who
have not allowed themselves to be controlled by lust and violence within the
marriage relations.   Why not?
Wo would not use so sorrowful a tale
as that told above for the purpose of
tickling the indecent fancies of a class
of selfish male and female readers, but
do so to educate the people and to warn
them of the existence of the numerous
pitfalls in every community. Will those
who are not yet convinced that the
story ought to*be told think for a moment of a million parents weeping because they have neglected important
duties to their children, in consequence
of which their sons and daughters are
herded together seeking pleasures that
are never satisfying because they are
hrutaljand unnatural? To the pure, all
things are pure. Then let the story be
told. ■■ These victims "■ of lust, whose
name is legion, and whom we all meet
every day, are somebody's sisters or
brothers—somebody's sonR and daughters. Then why should we be silent if
hell is here, as It is?
LOW PRICES
/
In China old and young have to
fight in tin* army when the war
H'hmIn gather o'er the Flowery
Kingdom. There to no mviping
the draft in the yellow land of rain.
No mnn in great in a nmnll town
to bin iifighltora, If King Edward
lived in Ni»w Denver we would
probably mil him Eddie, A!.,Cap.,
and home-like cognomen.
Some |M*>ple always* have an eye
to biiHincw. A Nelwni merchant
draped hit* window in mourning for
Qriecn Vfrtori/i,. and pri***. fn .*» xfgn
at the wtne time upon which wm
writku.   "Try uur Alpaca V."
In Canton. China, in a queer
■tree!. It ii* roofed with gltwed
paper, and iff inhabited only hy
d«-tUtf« and druyw***-   It «* cMtnl
The coming session of the B. C.
legislature will probably reveal the
names of the projectors of the proposed big tunnel from Silverton to
Sandon. The legislature should be
wary of giving charters to speculators unless it can be shown that
work will be proceeded with at
once. 	
There seems to be a doubt that
King Edward will not conduct
royal affairs as smoothly as the late
Queen. There need be no fear
upon this score. Kings are not
like they were centuries ago. The
parliament really rule* the people,
while the King as a matter of form
signs the laws they put forth.
Trooper Smith, whoso home is in
Shakespeare, Ontario, would not
attend the reception gotten up for
him upon his return from South
Africa. He could face gun music
on the veldt, but not tho chin music
of his home people. His case is
the first one on record in Canada.
Smith is modest enough to bo an
editor. 	
The public are warned against
u<dng vegetables raised by Chinamen. His incthodH of fanning are
conducive to the spread of typhoid.
Visit one of these gardens and your
stomach will let go its deck load
the iiext time )ou mi nieu ChinuMi
celery H»t- down liefoi-e you. It is
I whitened by the use of docompowd
I urine, which alone Hhould cure the
habit of buying vegetable* from
John beeauKV they are cheap.
their mindsTxTbe loaded w
myths and miracles of by-gone ages.
Give their elastic brains a chance
to harden without scaring them
with stories of spirits and demons,
and when they become men and
women they can choose a line of
thought on future affairs for themselves. If their parents wish them
to have religious teaching let it be
done in the quiet of the home, and
not in a room surrounded by youngsters whose parents believe in
everything from the abolition of
meat on Friday to healing all ills
by the action of mind over matter.
If the bible is introduced into the
school it means endless trouble,
enmity and discord amongst neighbors, where all should bo love and
harmony. Some day priests and
parsons will learn the true way to
teach religion, and then the world
will become brighter and better.
They have been on the wrong trail
for centuries, and must some day
find it out. If they would do more
thinking and less following, the
thin streak of reason in their upper
stopes would widen until it showed
values of high quality. In their
enthusiasm for dogmas they have
pitched the poetry of religion into
the mud, and are striving to drive
tho world to heaven's market by
clubs of fear and offers of future
reward. Instead of putting religion
in Hchools, the whool should he
introduced into the church.
WE ART   WII/LIKS'    HBAVKN.
—Reports~from-Gentra!-America-show-
that a great many typical American
hoboes have drifted down that way and
become landed proprietors. Some of
them scrape together enough money in
the United States to get a deck passage;
others stow away or go as roustabouts.
As sdon as they land they drift into the
interior of Nicaragua or CoBta Rica
where able bodied men with an aversion
for the active pursuits of life can live
easily without turning a hair. Most of
the tramps end by marrying native
women and settling down in little
banana or cocoanut groves. Here life
for Weary Willie becomes one grand,
sweet song. Without doing work
enough to wtart the perspiration, he
gets an easy living and sees his little
family grow up around hint with great
peace and contentment. School never
keeps in Central America, nor docs the
great moving*on fever burn in tho vein?
ns it docs in the United States Central
America seems to bo the place spoken
ol by the popt, "Where the Weary are
at rest."	
o In the unlquo observation of Chaplain
.1. T. Bird of the British army, the
zodiacal light ami the moon were soon
together, tno moon, within 40 bourn of
"new," being lighted onlv by earth
igh
lien
shine. This Indicates groat clearness
of the South African atmosphere, aud
that the zodiacal light Is beyond the
moon.
Fruit and
Ornamental
Trees
t lie girl who fiaggcu  tlie
running toward* Chicago ut
MAN'S   INHUMANITY.
Before tho polion hoard taut week in
New York, Tina Blntz gave evidence
regarding the character of a hou-e of
questionable resort Tlm girl In pretty,
though her face bear* trace.** of tfio
Huffeiing she Iiam undergone uh the re*
null of three week*' iniprUonment hi an
Allen Htreut dive Sh« ha** great dark
eyes, a rich complexion, regular features, and a innmi of dark, wavy hair.
SIiohIiiwihI plainly the keen wsimeof
Vnauif »he fell in Die toiling of her at'try
before a room full of men, and *ti-ver»l
limi-M one wept xoftly ax aim replied in
Ihe pointed question*, of the lawyer*,
but mIui uuvur tllm-hud nor atieiupuul to
withhold olio of the horrible detnili of
th« III-linage to which hIic w/im Mublei-teil.
It wna a recital that nrmncd foelttigft of
wVi-i he.nrd-it. The tr»tvn nn trlM h«ri~'
hiti head, racing It only now and then '
to whisper a mig-reiititiii to hi* lawyer. |
Ml*.* VtetAz **.-. ft.ni jvrtfltf -I* JUftuMirv, \
! IM), she had worked as a wait rem in
variouH rftttaurnnta, and when out i
I with an   iutetli':cm<e  office  nu Third 1
laveiitH*     Sh«*  w»i  living Ihl-ri', •he!
unid, when she met n young man whom j
''1
We have completed our annual stock
taking, and find in several lines articles
that are as good as the best, but which
would be better disposed of than lying upon our shelves. In order to get rid of
them we are prepared to give them at prices
that are very little above first cost. You
will realize what this means when we can
show you our inducements. In several
lines^of wearing apparel—Boots, Shoes,
Caps, Hats, Clothing, Dress Goods, Collars
Neckties, Ladies'& Gents Rubber Goods,
and Ladies' Jackets, Skirts and Shirt
Waists, we can give you articles that are
greatly reduced in price.
BOURNE BROS., Ne» Denver, B. C.\
•r
H. WALKER & SON'S
Canadian Whiskies
*"'"•* KILMARNOCK
Scotch Whiskey
Seeds, Plant*, Vines, etc.,
Extra choice of Cherry,
Peach, Apricot, Plum and
other fruit trees. Most complete mock in the Province.
100 pago Catalogue free.
M. J. HENRY,
*i«- Wi*timliiiiutr itiwd. Vanrmivi-r, II. O.
WlHTKhABOIIONJ.V
A lit* KIND* OP
CONFECTIONERY
nrsJ.H.Wereley's
Sandon
^Wholesale Dealers in Wines, Liquorsjland CigarVr*
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The NewmarketBotel,
NEW DENVEK,   B. 0.
Has one ol the most beantlfa- location" In America, and the public arc
assured of pleasant accommodations.
HENEY STEGE,       '•       ^     . .  .. .      '. Proprietor.
s
SMOKE
KEliOWflA
CIGARS
UNION MADE
si.Jiimcs
HOTEL
New Denver, B.C.
Bent meals In the city—Comfortable
Liquore and Cigars--licet service throughout.
A.JACOBSON *CO.,Pr«tM
rooroB~-Bftr replete with the best of
The Clifton House,
Sandon.
\\mamplit n'-eoimiHiili.tliiH* for r. taw uumlx-r uf |nw|iI<i. Tlie roomi are l*r(*»
and airy, and tin- Dlulm* (loom li imwlilr-;! wltli nvrryt.lilnir In lh« mark*!
Humplt* N*iimii» (or Coimm-n-lrit Trrtvi-lor*.
John Buckley, Prop.
i-
lxm\kh« Hi ,Nfti l>ti,ifi.
TiJ| «T
i roi ii
\tS\Lt
and mveil many live* hm written
4ii tut-oiiHl of llii' difd for a \/m-
don |m|M'r. It hivn alwayM lieen
ln-lif-vril thfit nhf f!ftc»wd th** trttin
with a ml datuiel under|prmeiit,
Imt **Im* now explain* that the signal w*. a nd iMirtain tluit nhi- tore, b||||<||(| |))(, mlm    sh#, dt.(,!ftr(<)| {hn%
■from a window.    I lie Hi-antiK «|» j Kt,<* wn*» pure x\r\ wlioii »| t him, \
of the liiyftti-ry i» a wmrce of witi.-t- j and that  he (KTinnplixlii'il  ln-i  ruin.;
faction tf> th«' world, althotiffh most jOnlyabooi a we«k Inter, through hi»
' nyi'.ucy, *\\n tiiH'Hin*' mi  iiiiuiui- uf th«i
Allflniinvt Houa-e.    Whennhe went to|
lliii \iU'.i. ilu'. wu UitroduLcd tu Ui« ^u
(•ru'tn-ji-.,   aliom *he   knorv ,mly   M
l'\\ml9 *' ThU wm nbont 2 o'clftek in
lh« a/^rnwn one d*.v wiriy in Jcbru-
»ry    Aft«r »h« hud «»)ttei» Innfth-win «b«
wan taken up«talM hy the woman, who
loU h«r to take off W mrm * lotrwa
tsantc ot monirea
it
anybody ooukl t*U»p a train if thev
had anything r/> wave th»t ww rm.
A   holn  horwl   liuifrthwl-Mi  through
liuilx-r taciiitauei wMthnr nOMOoinf of
f»r«eti lumber, nnd nnrth-wiwtero low*
wrini'M who liave trh>U It xay Uiit it
*i14a «tr«njrtii to the itiek.
tUtAltll«H.*<t  l*\"..
Capital (all |«ild up) $12,000,000.00
Itonorvul luiid   :    :     7,000,000.00
i.piiOivuHiil jiKini* :    !  \,Wi., t.U.il
iti-Aii oi*i*iri:, montukai..
Ut. Hon. buto Stiiathoo.va a.id Mount Uovau O.CM.O, IVenideiu.
Hon. 0. A. Drummonii, Vice President,
K. S. Ct/)DH*roN, (icneral Manager,
Kranchen in all twru oi Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and
the United Htates.
New Denver branch
LB B. DE VEBEk, Manager Eighth Yeae.
THE LEDtfE, NEW DENVER, B. C, JANUARY 31. 1901.
I
BUYING   A   BAB-   CARRIAGE.
VFm sorry," said the salesman to the
3-outhful married pair,
"That all our baby carriages are sold
Except that single sample in the window-
over there,
Which almost  is too lovely to be
rolled."
Thev bought the pretty carriage, and
they tucked the baby in;
The husband proudly pushed it on
the street,
And everyone who met them hal to
turn around and grin,
. Although the baby certainly was sweet.
"Oh, what can be the matter?" said the
blushing better half,
"You'd better give the carriage,John,
tome,
And walk ahead to notice why the peo
pie at us laugh."
The husband did, but nothing could
he see
"Then, darling, you may wheel it while
I take myself a glance—
For men in such  emergencies are
blind."
And with a mother's dignity she trotted
in advance
And nervously cast furtive looks behind.
Her face, as red as roses, her disco-ery
betrayed;
The salesman's head she wanted there
to break,
'For on the baby carriage he had left a
sign displayed
That boldly read:  "None better!   Our
own-make,!" y\ ■■ y.;.' v;y. ■ a ■''  '
A  SCOTCH, SERMON    ON   CHARITY.
"The congregation Twill noo be
Boated and gie their undivided attention to the followin' intimations. Some
0' them are maist as important as the
sermon," said the Rev. Tammas Mac-
Pherson, as he finished "addressing
the throne of grace."
He was in his eightieth year,0and
daring his fifty-five years had worn
out five bibles in beating the dust out
ofthe pulpit desk of AMohterbirnie
kirk. His parishioners worshiped the
ground on which he walked," and
though he was practically penniless
—for he gave most of his income to
the poor—they saw to it that the
minister lacked for nothing. Their
old minister read the announcements,
and then said:
"I hear that Widdy Tamson is in
destitute circumstances. This mauna
be. Nane 0' God's heritage maun
suffer in the midst 0'the guid folk ot
Auchterbirnie. Think o' this on the
way to yer hames. We have it in
holy writ, that nivver fails; that 'he
that giveth to the puir lendeth to the
Lord.' There is a blessedf privilege.
Think o' the farmers o1 Auchterbirnie
being lenders, and haeit*' theTLord
"for a*"cuItomer1"~ATd^p^eed-to
foreclose to get back payment, for it'll
be returned twenty, thirty, fifty and
a hundred fold. Noo ye win a' raise
fine craps 0' wheat ana corn and
taties, as I can weel testify; for the
Lord has moved yer bowels 0' compassion, and ye hae been unco generous to me. Then see/if ye canna
/raise guld craps o' britherly compas-
; sion, and bring the first fruits o1 the
harvest to puir Widdy Tamson.
"Sanders Grant'U send her a load
o* firewood. Pine dae I ken that; I
see't in Sanders' genorous e'e. Fine
kenlin he keeps, too, as I weel ken,
for I'm burning some o't myself, thanks
to Sanders' kindness." Sanders, sitting in his pew, the observed of all
observers, was completely won over,
and would gladly ha\ e given Widdy
Tamson the earth, and the tulness
thereof, had ho owned it at that
moment.
"Peter Michie'U send her a pickle
lea 0, but ic'l no bo Balr missed oot
o' Peter's abundant store. Peter iB
behouden to the Lord tor mony things,
and is a living example 0' the nivver
failin'truth or the holy writ. 'The
nan'
the workings and to fight the incoming
flow. It was 1,000 feet deep when the
work began Now it is less than four
hundred feet. '„ Just how much of tho
workings remain to be uncovered and
what there is in and beyond them no
one knows. Record keeping and chart
making were done in very primitive
fashion by the old Mexican miners. As
the clearing of the mine has progressed
curious relics have come to light. . In
one place, far below the water level.the
explorers came upon a stable half full
of skeletons of mules and men who had
been caught there by the rising flood
The Sirena is the first of the old mines
in the district to be unwatered. The
project is carried out by a New York
company; and it indicates the new
channel in which modern mining
methods in the old districts run The
company counts on making an immediate profit by going over the old workings and treating the ore out of which
the Mexican miners with tneir mule
power and hand labor could obtain no
paying results. Electricity is being
used where mule power failed, and
when the water is all out of the mine
the workings will be driven deeper than
the Mexicans could ever have dreamed
of operating them. The same method
is now being undertaken in other parts
of the district A German syndicate
has acquired the famous Valenciana
mine in the same vein, out of which
many millions have been taken by the
Mexicans Another mine in the Veta
Madre vein, which runs through the
district, yielded the King of Spain 117,*
000,000 in royalties. The unwatering
of the mines has been discussed since
the time of Humboldt, who had a project for doing it by driving a tunnel 12
mileH long into the vein, but it is only
now that American enterprise has
given a start to the work. ,
A west coast paper says it is astonishing the advancement made in the.business of mining during the past year in
lower California. It asserts that during
1900 over 1800,000 worth of machinery
has been sold to owners of gold and
copper mines, and •150,000 more has
been spent in*expenses incidental to
the setting up and transportation of the
same. This does not include machinery
for mines of other metals. It is simply
a new capital investment in these two
kinds of mines during the present year.
—Modern Mexico.
SCIKNCK   AND   MIMING.
IS
Montana's copper output for 1900
estimated to be 800,000,000 pounds.
The use of a steel or iron tamping bar
in loading holes is unlawful in Colorado.
Galvanized wire ropes are unfit for
use in mine hoisting, as the zinc coating
Boon wears off and the corrosion ot the
iron causes danger.
Peter'** i
o the diligent maketh rich.'
rS a hard-working chiel, as we
can a' testify."  Peter, too, immediately fell Into line,
"Jimmy Grant was tellln' me the
ither day," continued the Rev. Tammas, "that he was millln' some fine
meal tho noo. I quite believe It. He
is the only miller in Auchterbirnie,
and thereto no miller from Maldonkirk
to John O'Groat's can compare with
him. Better send a pickle to the
widdy, Jimmy, and keep up yer
account, wi' the Master." Jimmy
registered a fall peck of best oatmeal
In his own mind,
"Beaton Scott'll send the widdy
some o* tho fine taties I saw in his
barn last Tuesday. I needna ask
Beaton, for I kon fu' well ho couldna
be backward in daclng a kind act to
4A deservin'widdy in Auchterbirnie.
"And oor guld Ireend, Wall Chapman, by the looks o' him, can hardly
keep lits seat, aue anxious is ho to
dae something to fill the widdy s pat.
"Nae fear of the wlddy's starving
when thc Lord has pa - the &&ut o' the
earth In thc parish kirk o' Auchterbirnie. The Lord has promised to bt
a husband to the windv, and He
want* all ye to be hrilhers-lnlaw,
and I'm glad ye roapond so nobly,
There is no invention to put off
missed shots with safety. Seveial lives
are annually sacrificed and many more
endangered in such efforts
One pleasant jeature^of gold dredging
is-thatwhere"g6icrd^grouTO^rs~^ecul'ea7
and; a proper machine intelligently
operated, the money required to run it
is furnished by the dredger itself.
The workings of the Kennedy mine,
Amador county California, are probably
the deepest of any purelv gold mine in
the world. It is trie ultimate intent to
have the shaft 8,500 feet deep.
The highest price of lead in cents per
pound iu New York City in the past 25
years was in March, 1877, 6$ cents per
pound. Its lowest price In that period
was in August, 1890, 2.9 cents per
pound. is
All Hies, when they leave tho factory,
are covered with oil to prevent rust
When the file is to be used for such
work as finishing largo cast-Iron sui-
facoB of a glassy nature, the oil should
bo thoroughly removed.
An injector will raise and force water
by means of a jet of steam, ft Is not so
large as a pump of equal capacity, takes
up less space, has no moving partB,
heats the feed water and, rightly run,
costs less than u pump of the same
capacity.
Tho advantages of using „lnc dust
Instead of zinc shavings in tho cvanldo
process are claimed to bo: Saving in
in handling precipitated gold; intimate
contract of precipitating medium with
solution; longer time of contact if necessary,
A new French machine for uttering
vowel sounds has artificial mouths,each
with teeth, tongue and lips arranged as
in the human act of speaking the particular vowel. A siren for each mouth
serves as a larynx, and bellows take
the place of lungs.
To find the number of gallons of
water that a pump of given size is capable of raising in a given time.multipiy
the square of the diameter of the water
cylinder in inches by four _,nd by the
piston speed in feet per minute; divide
the result by 120; the quotient Will be
the number of gallons per minute.
Gas thermometers for high temperatures have been a late subject of experiment. Porcelain proved to be an unsuitable material for containing the gas,
especially if hydrogen is used; but
nitrogen in a container of platinum-
iridium alloy gave very trustworthy results. This nitrogen thermometer is
claimed to measure temperatures up to
1150* C, with no greater error than 1*
O.
The perfumes of flowerB are best obtained by distillation, but where high
temperature changes the substance the
usual process is Infleurage, or absorption by fats. Separation by ' solvents
has required costly apparatus. But a
new factory at Frejus, France, claims
to use carbon disulphide, acetone or
petroleum ether in very simple apparatus,.consisting of a tank: for the solvent,
one for the flowers, and a third for the
solution, with steam worm, condensing
w/lrm and pump. The steam heat
_ently distills off the solvent, leaving
an extract 100 times as strong as infleurage pomade.
Composite photographs- combining
many pictures so as to get a type face,
were brought out nearly 20 years ago
by Francis Gallon, F.R.8. He now advances the opposite idea of analytical
portraiture, and aims to record what is
individual in the expression by combining different photographs of the same
face. Two portraits, for example,8how
a man with, normal expression and
when he is smiling On placing a positive transparency of one picture on a
negative of the other, details common
to both are obliterated, and the result
is that only the smile is left. The smile
proves to be an act involving the whole
face instead of a few muscles—a discovery that will doubtless be followed
by others as this art of analyzing expression develops.
The murmur of a distant waterfall,
the patter of rain drops on the roof, and
other rhythmic vibrations, produce a
soothing effect upon the nervous centers
that may deepen into actual anaesthesia. Amons; striking examples recorded by Dr. B. F. Ward is that of a
tired workman/who, sitting down to
rest a moment on a railway, cross-tie,
was lulled into unconsciousness by the
vibrations of an approaching train, and
.QiilYJwakened-jnanv_hQura_aftegward.
TWO   GRAVES.
A rich man died.   Thev laid him down
to rest
Upon a fair slope, slanting toward the
west,      '
And cast about the silence of his tomb
A marble mausoleum's sacred gloom.
They hung within its tower, tall and
white,
A chime of sweet-voiced bells; and every
"; ' <  night,
Just as the red sun sank below the swell
Of that green hill, they tolled his solemn
"-■/'■■knell.   , ■
Another died. They buried him in haste
Within a barren field, a weedy waste.
Bank nettles locked their arms, and
thorns were sown
Above his bed, unmarked by cross or
stone.
One lived on many tongues; the other fell
From human memory; and both slept
well!
—Catharine Young Glen.
Two men had their legs broken in a
coasting accident at Nelson last week.
MIXED   IN   HIS   LOCATION.
The following is told of an American gentleman who was recently
stopping with his wife at the Hotel
Cecil in London. On their first evening there he happened to retire somewhat later than his spouse. Arriving
at the door of what he imagined to
be his room and flndingit locked, he
tapped and called "Honey!" No
answer came, and he called again
and more loudly, "Honey!" Still he
got no reply, and becoming somewhat
uneasy he shouted the endearing
term with his full lung power. This
time a reply came, and in a male
voice: "Go away, you blithering
idiot! This is a bathroom, not a
blooming beehive!"
'-7ADE
--*-jS*»--ilf
This
Trade
Mark
stamped on every
garment, insures
you genuine
Health
UNDERWEAR
the most perfect, most healtiu'ul,
most delightfully comfortable J
underwear made.   Endorsed
ti" physicians.
Fur itueii. Women na*»
-k Children, v..
sfUdrstclttss Dry Oooda.
r£5s. Stores beop full
,■-£**■%- range.
JAMES J. GODFREY
MINES,
INVESTMENTS ..
and INSURANCE/*/*
Grimmett Block, Reco Ave.
Sandon, B. G.
Rents Collected.   District agent
The Great "jVest Life Assurance Co., Winnipeg, Man.
for
first cost of construction of plant: ease'interruption.
when he found that his left arm had
fallen over the rail and been crushed.
The man had not been drinking. It is
concluded that the vibrations muRt be
-uniform and steadily increasing in
force, and that a suitable metallic operating table with vibrating wheels should
give harmless anaesthesia as profound
as that from chloroform.
Curious and striking is the new olec-
trical Vacuum phenomenon of E. Ruh-
mer. Th6' air is pumped from a glass
tube about 3 feet long and li inches
wide until a discharge from a 12 inch
induction coil just forms a spark of 6
inches through the air in preference to
the tube. On passing a street current
of 110 volts, broken by a Wehnelt Interrupter, a thick red stripe extends
throughout the length of the tube.
When tho curront Is reduced by suit?
able resistances, tho stripe breaks up
into glowing patches, and if the tube is
held uptight, with tho anodo uppermost, the patches group themselves
Into a spiral, which slowly turns around
on Its axis, making a revolution in
about 7 seconds. Tho wave lino of
rotation appears to descend. The screw
is usually about an inch in diameter
and left-handed, but is sometimes
smaller and is then right-handed, the
pitch varying with curront and rnto of
Agent Norwich Union Fire Insurance Company.
Connecticut Fire Insurance Co., of Hartford
.Etna Fire Insurance Company.
Phoenix, of Hartford, Conn.,
Pacific Coast Fire Insurance Company;
Imperial Registry Company,
The Dominion of Canada Guarantee and
Accident Insurance Company.
If you want
clean
clothes
Send your laundry to
The Lake Shore
Laundry
H. C. Thomlinson & Co.
New Denver.
MARBLE
LIME
THE MANSFIELD MANUFACTURING COMPANY are now prepared
to supply builders and contractors
with all the above building materials.
Our products received First Prizes
and Medals tbe last two years at the
Spokane Exposition. The Lime that
we are now manufacturing is not
excelled. Special quotations to contractors on application.
THE MANSFIELD
MANUFACTURING
COMPANY
NELSON, B.C. P. O. BOX 688
H. GIEGERICH
Staple and Fancy
GROCERIES
Agent for
GOODWIN  CANDLES
GIANT POWDER
NOTICE.
ToF. A.DEVEEEOX.C.E., the owner of an
undivided one-eighth interest in each of the
mineral claims, '-Pansy," "VioletFractlon,"
"MfLV '* "PlftWPrM nnH   uVtnJtA/lnla »»  aifn.fi-1
y	
Mining Division of West
day,*
on the Seaton Creek slope of Pa
tain, in the Sloean Mining DivisL__
Kootenay District; British Columbia
situated
ne Moun-
TAKE NOTICE that I Daniel E. Sprague, the
. owner of art undivided three-fourths Interest
in each of the above named mineral claims,
have expended tbe sum of $102.50 in doing the
annual assessment work required by section 24 of
the Mineral Act on the said mineral claim
"Pansy," and. for recording the certificate of
work Issued therefor for the year ending the 29th
July, 1300; and the sum of *»102.60 for doing suoh
work on the said mineral claim "VioletFractlon* and recording the certificate of work issued
therefor for the year ending the 9th August, 1900;
and the sum of $102.59 for doing such work on
the said mineral claim "Flower* and recording
the certificate of work Issued therefor for the
year ending the 12th August. 1900, and the sum
of 1102.60 for doing such work on the said mineral claim "May" and recording the certificate
of work issued therefor for the year ending the
12th August, 1900, and the sum of $102.50 for doing such work on the said mineral claim "Rose-
dale" and recording thc certificate of work
Issued therefor for the year endtna: the 83rd October, 1900.
And, take notice further, that I, the said Daniel E. Sprague, require you to contribute and
pay. "-■■   "     *
one-i
each <_  _        _
the costs of this advertisement, and that if you
fall or refuse to contribute your said proportion
of such expenditure, together with the costs of
this advertisement, within ninety days from the
date of the first publication of this notice, I will
at the expiration of .aid ninety days claim to
have vested in me, as your co-owner, your interest in such of the said mineral claims, as you
shall have failed or refused to contribute your
said proportion of the said expenditure in con.
nection therewith, together with the costs of thU
advertisement, pursuant to section 4 of the
" Mineral Act Amendment Act, 1900."
The address of me, the said Daniel E. Sprague,
for the purposesof payment hereunder, is care of
McAnn &Mackay, Barristers, Kaslo, B. C.
Dated the 87th day of November, 1900.
DANIEL E. SPRAGUE.
NOTICE.
„ TO DELINQUENT CO-OWNER.
To M. S. BENTLEY, of the city of Spokane, In
the State of Washington, one of the United
States of America, holder of an undivided
nine-twenty-fourths interest in the Joker
Fraction Mineral Claim hereinafter more
particularly described.
TAKE NOTICE That I, John MacQuUIan, of
the City of Vancouver, B. 0.. the owner of
an undivided eleven-twonty-fourths interest in
the Joker Fraction mineral claim, situate in the
Slocan Mining Division of the West Kootenay
District, on the Freddy Lee mountain near the
Freddy Lee claim, about a mile from Cody,,
have expended on the said mineral claim tne
sum of one hundred and two dollars and fifty
cents ($102.50) being the amount of expenditure as
required by section 24 of the Mineral Act to be
expended on the said Joker Fraction mineral
claim during the year ending ath October, 1900,
If you. tbe said Bentley, should fall or refuse
to contribute your share (being the sum of -JS8.40)
Act 190U, in order to vest your interest "in said
claim in your co-owners.
Dated at Room 18, Inns of Court Building,
Vancouver, B. C, the 3rd day of January. 1901.
M0 ,v     JOHN MacQUILLAN.
NOTICE.
KASLO
AINSWORTH
SANDON
ROSSLAND
WINTER CARNIVAL
CURLING BONSPIEL
J. E. Angrignon
I    The Leading
Hairdresser
Finest Shop la the Slocan.
Brick Block,   Bellovue Avo., Now
Denver, B. C,
When in NELSON see our
$25 Suits
E. SKINNER, Tailor
Fred. J. Squire,
Manager.
THE MINERS'
EXCHANGE,
Three Porks
B. C.
TO DELINQUENT CO-OWNER.
To M. S. BENTLEY, of the City of Spokane, in
the State of Washington, one of the United
States of America, holder of an undivided
nine-twenty-fourths Interest In the Cody
Fraction mineral claim, hereinafter more
TAKE NOTICE That I, John MacQuillan, of
1 the City of Vancouver, B. C, the owner of
an undivided eleven-twenty-fourthB interest in
the Cody Fraction mineral claim, situate in the
Slocan Mining Division, of the West Kootenay
District, on the Freddy Lee mountain near the
Freddy Lee olalm, about a mile from Cody,
nave expended on the said mineral claim the
sum of one hundred and two dollars and fifty
cents(|102.8O) being the amount of expenditure as
required by section .4 of tlie Mineral Aot to bo
expended on the said Cody Fraction mineral
claim during the year ending ad August, 1900.
Ifyou.theaald Bentley, should fail or refuse
to contribute your chare (being the sum of »S8.40)
of the exiiondlture, together with all costs of this
advertisement, proceedings will be taken under
section 4 of the Mineral Act Amendment Act
1900, In order to vest your Interest In sMd claim
In your co-owners.
Dated at Room 18, Iims of Court Building,
Vancouver, B. 0., the 3d day of January, 1901.
110
JoHN Mac
nuary, M
QUILLA
AN.
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENT
SII.VKK   KEEK   Mineral Claim.
Provides accommodation for
the travelling public	
Pleasant rooms, and good
meals. The bar lo stocked
with wines, liquors and
cigars, '
HUGHNI\EN, Proprietor.
Miners, Attention!
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS
Minim*
Wlwie
Dlvlilon of West
located:   On
Situate In the Hlocan-
KoDtoiiay   district.
I'ayno Mountain.
TAKE N6TICE that I, Arthur S. Karwell,
acting as agent for M. O. Monaghati, No. »
SU«!»,a»toone-lmlfi H. W, Peel, No.Min.asto
oiie-i-unrter. and Lester H.Snyder, No. BSC.H0,
as to oniHiuarter, undivided Interests, InU-nd.Bo
<lav» from tliu date hereof to apply to tbe
Mining Heeordor for a cortlllcafe of Im*'
provemnuls for the puri«»e of obtaining a Crown
grant, of the nlmvi- claim.
And further takiuiotlcc that action under section 37 must be oommeueed before the Issuance
of such ofrtlni-aU-of Improvements
Dated (Ills l.t-i day of December
JWMMW
A. 8.
,, A  D.,1U00.
FARW'kLL.
TUESDAY
TO SATURDAY
12-16
*
fct*NE7>
«'OI>V  V-KAOTION  nnd  .1 OK Kit 1'HAO-
TION Mineral Claims,
HltunU- lit tin- Sloi'Nii Milling Division of
Went KooK-uay District. When' Iiwateil*
On tha Freddy Lee Mountain near the Freddy
Lee Mineral Claim, about a mile from Cody
MUKR NOTIOK That 1. W. A. Mlmour, u
1 -wnt for William Murray liouford, fm-
miner's ecitlfit-Hte No. II m*H, mid John Mac*
Qiilllsn    free mliiir'n  rerlllli-ate   No. II 17061.
iiitcii'lMilit*)'-. from llu.ii.iti lit/r.l loami!) in lliu
Mining lU'corder for a et-rtlrteate of ltii|irove-
ment* for the Mir|ioft! of obtaining Crown grant*
nf On-HltrivR claim*..
And lurther take notice thai aetlmi under section .17 muit iKH-ointni'iiceil Mure the l-uuaticeof
nurli eertlHcalei of Improvement*.
Dated till* fii'l d*r «>t .Juiumry. i-.iil.
\v. A.rm.Mouit.
CROWN BRAND'
*»
CANADIAN
The Programme Includes
Yo're a gallant lookin1 lot o' ChrUt- j Eight OuH III %
v««r Wile*. The T/w-TH reward v«r
work f>' love Noo let a praise His
name lor raisin' up in Auchterbirnie
wu*niuny whohuum thetnUh, Th<rv
was a lull all through thu kirk, and
then the iiilnUu-r'i. voice u„m raited
in j»M)er. -r«iiri)y i-ntwi.
HKtll O.
Ait
intt-reMiiiff mininjr
being com|tletHlAt I'"
ofwranon ixl
t.tirttinjuato, fAirum*'
a« the rich'e*! mining territory In M«s- j
U«», U-..vv)»jwM»'.vii\* tlnjSilrvvunitoUt mi.w,.
w hli'li, aftfr bulng work«d by. tha M*i •
)**,m«  -*llW  Mi*   vwir   I.W,   hitv   hi>i>nl
nt>o*tet\ and MtmntWicf- **v<'-* »■*•*",, 'he \
Mexican Warof Indepondence in IWW.J
Thf*« Mtv *t l***»t mm milm «rf matkx
Ing* In th« old wine, aud It ha« taken
'Nro trtirtTlabrtflrfth (JOw^rtnl fllwtriff
I'tiro'l* to WMvrt the wftt*r altM-ily In !
\sOiitAsota
Umlnr tilt* Ait*nl<*»« nf
»l<r liiiutt'iiH) i'miUii** Apkioi'm
Hoc*,ky
Tournament
Pur Ht-nlor, .liinlur ami
l.aitlf»* riiiinip|iii)alil|i« of It. ('.
HnowMhoe lUicos
9
TRADE
WAr.K
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K«r rnivliirtnl
*1|<ll Hllll  ltll>>
<'liniii|ilini>lil|ia for
(]h*Ho*t iiiul l>nir
Coasting Contests    Carnival Masquerade
$3,000 in Trophies and Prizes
IUI»-*«f •Mln<rl<» Kamfiirthr ft«<infl Trl|>.i,i all lutlw.^k,
l*«r fsrlhi-r partlrnUra ••# p99t*n ■«»! pmf r.mim*-* nr r*iMi-*>«.
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nil 11ulli- Iri-lil 11< Vi-latnki- ainl Ki.ili lim
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tin.- ilny «>.• ril«r
r«» ()rtni: u.yvvx and
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IX«; Till*; KASTKIIN Till I'
V«H' I'ONTI'.MIMiATK
(iwtta Percha  Water-proof Fuse ha
Iwen proved and not found wanting
No miss-holes.   No running.
agents:
BOURNE BROS.   W. HUNTER CO
LMlWDIN'fR.I.C. «ILVCflTON,0 C. d
K»ll niid wHit«-r »eliinliilc iihw idiM i|\,. K«r
tlmi* -nl.l.-n, liili" Mini lull nit iiimli.,1, i »|| ..ii ,lf
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ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS
1i.*i.i; U..m It.t,i.>i«-,,.  ,M|i,t. vin l«ii»itun
iiMi Amrrtrmi llii.«      A,,|i|v    l-f  «atliii|f il»U«»
. rttM. tlrkrt* »nd full liif.imnttni. u, |t»j-1\
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■Hi
m THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER,
MINING.-RECORDS
l_e following ia a complete list of the
mining transactions recorded during the
veek in the Beveral mining divisions of
M-e,Slocan. Those of New Derive • we*e
as follows:—
LOCATIOK8.       .
Jan9—Rand,head so fk Carpenter ck, G F
Ransom
ASSESSMENTS.
Dec 31—Colonial. Jan 4-Codv fr, Joker fr.
X_—New Kohtnoor. 15—Madle, Ree Extension,
Kee, Maydee Extension, Springtime. 28—Dominion No 2 (S yrs.)
CKBTIFICA.TES OF IMPBOVEHKNT.
Jaii&-Heberfr,toStar M & M Co, Ltd. .9—
' Charlette and Heber, to The Washington Mlnhiij
Co, aud E H Thomlinsoa.   25—Washington fr,
Major fr and IC, to the Washington Mining Co.
TRANSFERS.
Jan 3-Midnight Star, P M Hayes to J M Donnelly, Dec 5. ,.
i—Owel, I, Hobt Sloan to Jas D Ryan, Oct 2.
8—Charlotte and Herbert, Geo Hay ward to the
Washington Mining Co, foreign, Jan 2.
Bonaparte—L J Llbent to Robt Macdonald,
Dec 18. «50. ■.■'..   i
Smuggler, ),_ J Libera to Robt Macdonald,
Dec 21 $75
11—Dolly Varden, agreement a_ to ownewhln,
signed by Alfred Robinson. J M Martin and W
A Arnold. ...'._
U—Troy and St Helena, notice of sale by sheriff
to recover $15,597.50, owed by the Fisher Maiden
CcnsolidatedM&SCo.
16-Heatbar Bells, North Star No 6, Ottawa No
t, notice of sale by sheriff to Angus McDougald,
Nov 28, $578.93.
lit—Bird fr, all Interest held by Thompson
Sherman to wm Kent, Dec 24, *75.
81—Champion, Butterfly and International,
outlou. Charles Rallo and A R Marino to J D
MacMaster, Oct 22.
.4-Llna and Lolo, ■} each, 0 Vanstone to R N
Cook. Jan 23.
88-Four Mile No 5, }, Fred F Llebsoh«r to
JoaC Butler, Oct 6, $10.
SLOCAN   CITY   DIVISION.
LOCATIONS.
Dec 1—Evening Star No 9 fr, adj the Erin
group, D Saulter and D Graham.
7—Golden Boy, Springer creek, Frank Provoit.
Welba, near Cedar ck, D C Robertson.
tl—Post Boy, near Cedar ck, Annie Weldert.
A88KSSMKNT8.
Dec 8—Southern Chief. 10—Dodworth, Tara-
rackfracNo2.
CERTIFICATES OF IMPROVEMENTS.
Dec 27--Speculator, Mineral Mountain. Spec-
viator fr.
TRANSFERS.
Dec 17—Ottawa, 1-6, W R Clement to C F
Wlchmann.
Two Friends, 1-16, Mrs T Sloan to J P Allen.
80—Two Friends. 1-16, D Sloan to J Tattersall.
21—Deadwood aud Eva, J, and Greenwood, 1-18
W Harris to J D Reid.
89—Monument No 2,I, Henry S Slnkan to Mrs
HSSlnkan.
Monument fr, l,HS Sinkan to Mrs H S Slnkan
Jan 14-Early Riser, \, 3 Radcllff to W H
Warren,
Anna Beli.Jr. W H Beamish to WH Warren.
17—White Pine and Jumbo, R MoFarlane to C
Missing Link, all. Bright Light. 1-6. MuriUofr
and M*ggie, 1-12. Young Bear, 1-16, P Lindqulst
to A. Jacobwn, $100
district can be imagined from the following- statistics:
The Crow's Nest Coal Company are
paying* taxes at the rate of $25 per acre
on 10,209 acres of coal land.
They are working on a block of 480
acres which will yield 400,000,000 tons
of coal, at 3,000 tons per day the output
will last 40 years, or an average of
■1,000,000 tons per year.
It is estimated that the 10,2C9 acres
will, with scientific mining, produce
90,000 tons per acre, or a grand total of
718,810,000 tons, having a valuation of
$1,887,620,000 less cost of mining- and
interest of capital invested.
When it is considered that the coal
supply of B. C. at the present time is
greatly exceeded by the dem'and and
that there is a great scarcity of coal in
all populous centres on the American
continent to-day, the value of our coal
deposits cannot be overworked. With
two first-class markets, the Boundary
country and the Pacific coast cities, the
Similkameen coal fields will, as soon as
railroad facilities are afforded the district, become the most important producers in the province. The most important point to be considered in the
working of coal mines is the distance
from the mine to the consumer.
With adequate transportation the
coal mines around Princeton will be
situated at an equal distance from the
smelting points in the Boundary and
the cities of Vancouver and New Westminster. The haul to any of these
points will not exceed 150 miles and
will place our mines in such a position
that they will be able to compete successfully with any of the coal producing
centres in British Columbia.—Similkameen Star. A
CANADA'S   MINERAI.   INDUSTRY.
The mineral industry of Canada has
become of such importance that The
Engineer and Mining Journal of New
York has started the publication of a
supplement to be issued monthly, and
to be devoted especially to the mining
and metallurgical interests of Canada.
AINSWORTH   DIVISION
LOCATIONS.
Dec 18—Tllver Tip fr, Whitewater, A R
Stuart.   Great Western. Lardo, J W Fitch.
14—Victor, Duncan r, 0 Henderson.
17-Maud fr, Hot Springs, D F Strobeok.
18-Waterfall, Whitewater. A McC Banting.
no-Northland, Lardo, Ole Ulvlu.
-8-Fellx, Duncan r. J H Piper and W T
Hancock.   Rubberneck, Cedar cr, ER Woakes.
84—Summerslde and Snowstorm, Hammlll ck,
A Cameron,  X L, Whitewater, E W Banting.
87-Brltton, Coffee ck, J W Smith.
SS-CSHT
Dec 14—Omaha, Mt Vernon, Dewey, i-itchener,
15-Weddlng Bell, St Joseph. 17-Maraie fr.
89—Herbert L, Eda. Province. Jan 7—Belvedere (3 yrs), Lombard, Stella.
CERTIFICATK OF IMPROVEMENT.
Dec 14-Revelstoko, Allonez, Nequannou, I'e-
wablc, Crested Butte, Pewabic fr, Sun fr. Riling
Sun, to Empire Mines of B. C. 17—Whitewater
Deep fr, to Erl Syndicate.
TKAM8FBR8.
Dec 15—Miiky, 1,0 Augustlu to A Johnson.
18—Lakevlew, Cedar, Jennie, Play Back, Rose.
Thistle, 1-0each, P H Balen to T JDunoan.
19-Notice of aimudonment of Interest in option on tho Utlca. Andrew Jar, Colorado, Rocky
Boulder, Mountain Glory. Morning Glory and
Royal fr, by Geo W Hughes. Agreement bet
Patrlok McOue and Geo W Hughes re name
group of <*lulms.
85-Agreement bet Madison Hicks and H
Hanack, re Albert, Reco, Elephant and R O R.
-7-Maud fr. D F Strobeck Co E It Woakes,
28-Helen W, H WNewcombtoSNewswinder.
Shen fr. C Moonl to 8 Newswander, -K75,
ll-Wllllam Daisy, A Swanson to George
Matthews.
Jan S—South Fork, Manhattan, Boston and
Maud M fr. Boer fr, S Nowswander to J J Fleutot.
Paetorias Joubcrt, V Conought to J J Fleutot.
5—Silver Foi and Monarch, i, V O Hill to H
illegerlchiW.
7-Bom and St John. _ 1) fuoraoy to W J Hall.
8-Hlllslde, J, II I McDonald to A J McDottell
•WKDKN'H   NEW   inON   OKK  HlNKiS.
Samuel Hill, son-in-law of JamoR J.
Hill, and prominent in railroad circles
in Minnesota, has juNt returned from
abroad In reference to the now railroad being constructed in Northern
Sweden under the Arctic circle, he
lays: There have been extensive discoveries of iron oro in that region and
the new road now extends 2fi0 mile*
from tho iron range to the Baltic ica.
In the other direction a railroad is being
graded and will be finished within a
year that will enable this ore to he
•hipped to Atlantic tide water. Mr.
Hill lays that, unlike the Minnesota
ore, which is an coarse as gravel, the
Bwediih ore li as tine as sand. "It
aeema strange," he continued, "that the
bent railroad in Europe, from a tonnage
■tandpoint, should he laid under thu
Arctic cirt'lu Thesis trains haul 40
tars, each having a ttapatity of _fi ton*
or what milrmid men would call trains
of 1,000 revenuo ton*. When we re-
inmnhi'r thai Hi»MlUeovi.ry of m»fl Iron
ore in Minnesota affected Hritainntrade
mora m-riously than anything that had
happened In 20 years, the wonderful
|MM»ihililitMt following the shipment of
tail across the channel to England become* apparent. Returning *-*rgo«s of
cnnl for the operation of the road and
for general purpose still further indl-
,i   •        , • ,i • (•
%.tP,«       ..«*      ,*,.;.■■:,$  ..... .   :        '.      ......       ;J...       *4 , .  i. i*  ,
try aj.nl Iht' trtnttijitirltillfMi j.riMrin  h\
voIvihI .ii II.   Tlm* far no coal lmnbc<-»
AntuvrrM trihuNi*y In tli« «r*» "—Iron
ami Htt'*l. ____
• *0»l.    I**"    K    I*.
The tiudfug of tnit*ti*.ivt! coal dtipositM
Much aa we have in ihe Sinillkamijp.il
and Nicola Lalt* dlslricU, opens up
wonderful poa*ibiliU«* in the aatablinh-
laf ml *t ftrmi Indtistrv Mining for the
"Black Diamond" has built up Nanaimo
ou Vancouver I.il.mdt SVrftnt! busy
(owns hair, sprung up alon-f the C.P.R
Crow'*; Ni-at Itotit* which are entirely
«u|iui>rti'd hv the coal mines. The woe*
d-rful t-itunt of the coal 11 ridt In that
"The progress of Canada in this respect
has been marked during recent years,"
says the E. & M. Journal. "The value
and variety of its mineral production
has gained rapidly and steadily. In
the far West and North the mines of
British Columbia and of the Yukon
have made Canada a fold producer of
great importance, its total output of
$26,000,000 in 1900 exceeding that of
Russia and falling below those of the
United States and Australasia only.
British Columbia also contributes its
production of silver, copper and lead,
that of copper especially growing in importance. Western Ontario in the
centre and Nova Scotia on the east add
to the gold output.
"In coal and mineral fuel Canada has
extensive resources on both the Atlantic
and Pacific coasts, while both have valuable deposits of iron ore, to which
must be added the great deposits of the
Michipicoton and Atlkokan ranges in
Ontario, the development of which has
only just been begun. Nor must we
forget the nickel ores of Sudbury district, the most valuable of the kind in
the world.
"Canadians in the past have not fully
realized the value of tlieir minerals, but
they are now doing ■more to develop
and utilize them than ever before. This
is especially the case, with the iron ores.
The great works of the Dominion Steel
Company in Cape Breton; the Hamilton
and Midland furnaces in Ontario; and
other works projected and in progress
will help to give Canada the important
place as an iron and steel making country to which her resources in fuel and
ores entitle her.
NOTICE,
All persons are hereby warned against trespassing on the "Marlon" mineral claim, on
Silver Mountain, In the Slocan Mining Division,
or f rom interferrlng with or removing any ore
from the same.
Dated this 21st day of January, A.D., 1901.
»   F, L. CHRISTIE,
For the Owners.
After the Smoke of the Battle
J Of the Holiday Trade has been cleared away it is well to
come back to the Every -Day-Business of the year as quickly as
possible—     t-_,   .
X\ V+f\V Pi O fl_r_C We have the best made Pianos
[Wil Ul riailUd iQ Canada. They have stood the
j_j( test in the Kootenays now for 13 years.
)\um IS MING
Call aDd inspect them.
i
Our Jewelery Manufactory and Watch Department is in full
swing.   Send in your orders.   They will have our prompt atten-
tion.|- .
nJson, b.c. At Jacob Dover's, "The Jeweler"P
If | your watch is not running right, send it down and we will repair it, with a guarantee to run right. P_A
~~_**_r~"-__t__r~^_*__-—-__r^—__r _■*—-mt w—*—w^-^wU_,«rA_,_r-~w_-^_.l II
h
.'■fi
hi
•toBirl,,e Jewelers
Importers of Pine Watches, Watchmakers and
Opticians.   Send for our fine Watch Catalogue
OLD GOLD and SILVER bought at the highest
price.
PATENAUDE BROS.,
NELSON, H.O.
THE
BIG STORE
SANDON.
Call and see tho largest
stock of Dry Goods, Carpets,
Boots, Shoes, Hats and Gonts'
Furnishings in the Slocan.
The Hunter-Kendrlck Co.
Whose ^
Place •
A Testimonial
of Special Value
A Sandon, Jan. 12,1901.
G. W. Grimmett,
Sandon, B. C. '
Dear Sir.—It gives me great pleasure to
testify to the success which has attended your
system of testing and prescribing for defective
eye sight in my case and to tbe relief I have obtained since using the glasses which you supplied. The particular trouble with my eyes was
considered serious by an eminent eye specialist
In Toronto, but with the aid of your glasses I am
enabled to attend to clerical work, and reading
for three and four hours at a stretch without the
slightest inconvenience In my opinion it is
unnecessary for anyone to go to outside points
in order to secure a thorough and scientific test
ft»r defective vision.
I am very truly yours,_
FRANK 0. JEWELL.
My optical department is now rieht up-to-date.
I test night or day. Come in on the train and
be fitted the same evening. My stock is also
very complete. j _-======'
^WTGBIMMETTrSuS"'
ptlcian
and Jeweler.
SANDON, B. C.
CONDENSED ADS.
[Condensed advertisements, such as For Sale,
Wanted, Lost, Strayed, Stolen, Births, Deaths,
Marriages, Personal. Hotels, Legal, Medical,etc,,
are Inserted when not exceeding J!0 words for
25 cents each Insertion. Each five words or less
over 2 > words are five eenta additional.)
HiilBros.
Manufacturers of
and
Shingles
Orders shipped to all parts of the
Country.     Mill at head of
—Slocan Lake. —
Postofflce address. Rosebery.
$16to$10
I have a number of Suits
for Men and Boys that
are At in every respect,
whichl will sell at actual cost. Regular price
$14 and $16; bargain
price $10 and $12. No
catch; straight bargains
for you.      Take one?
at^DAN-FlcbAGHtAN^S
1 New Denver. ■ *'
JAMES   CROFT,
DEHSTTIST.
DENTIST
DR. MORRISON,
NELSON, B. 0.      Cor, WARD & BAKER Sta.
SANITA-RXLTM.
MALCYON HOT SPRINGS SANITARIUM. Tho moat complete II CA I TU
ia Continent of North Amorl* n CA L I n
ca. Sltu-ted midst scenery un- h r Q n n *f
rivalled for Grandeur. Boating, H CD UN 1
Fishing and Excursions Resident Physician
and N.rAe. Tulegraphlc communication with all
parts of the world; two mails arrive and depart
everyday. Irs bathed euro all nervous and
muscular diseases*, Its waters heal all Kidney.
Liver and Stomach Ailineutv. Terms *16 torts
l>or week according to rosldenoe Iu hotel or
villas. Tho price of a round-trip ticket between
New Denver and Halcyon, obtainable all the
year round and good for«> day*, Is <ISM. Hal*
eyon Sprlug3, Arrow Lake. D. C.
StJR/VHrX'OR..
AR HEYLAND, Rngtneor and Provincial
,  Land Surveyor. Sandon.
DRUOS,
WY. TKKTZKL 9 CO.,  NelKU, B.C.,
,   Dealors in all Drags and Asuyera' Sup*
plltM.
Mineral "Watero.
THB0. EVANS'
OEM CHOP HOUSr; KA8M),
Presh Fish all the time,
Poultry most the time.
MEALS
26SUP
T.MHHT-OLAMH    AKKATICII    WATKUM.
J*   Tliorue k Co., Ltd., soUi agent* for Halcvoii
Water, Newon
TAILORS.
■ U. CAMKIION, Sandon. Manufacture
tl, ClolhluK to onleri and wiliolui patrona*r«
f nun all clin.-.-*.
SOOTS As SHOOS.
are evir In tho
IM.IK   HUOHi, NeUnn
I 4 fnmt wllh the In*.! '
In thnlr line nf ImnlucM,
1 i'Ynmt Willi thflk'.t line of (piml* •tbuinahls
\VUol««al« Morolianta.
JOHN WILLIAMS
Dealer In
IMPORTED
AN0 DOMESTIC CIGARSjJ/^ir^Vt
*N0 TOB ACCOES, f '"-*'»• ^««»»i,r«K*
PIPES, &.C.
front Hi. Vi-I*hi,
provliiiiiis, twm
Van Camp Lanoh Qooda, Confectionery and Fralu
'I'DBNKIt,   IIKKTON   _   I.O.. WlHilMaOs
1    M-rctianU anil Itn|wtrtfr»; Liquor*. Clfwrs
mill Dry H*«ds.    N*-I»iki, V»nronv*-r, VMnHa,
ami London, Kiitf
YUIIN   OHOMIITCII   9   CO.,    N«dMH>.
• I    t»rinnrtM<» U'hfi)i>i»lf> OnvM-mnrl l»rnvl«1fin
Merebanu.
GRAYING
Hauling and Packing to Mines,
and genera! local business.
WOOD   AND   COAL    FOR    SALE
New Denver. II. O.
Brewers of Fine Lager Beer and Porter—the best in the land.   Correspondence solicited.   Address—
p.- R.REISTERER& CO., Nelson,B.C.
14      RVPDCS    JL    f^fl HEAVY  AND  SHELF
n. HYtKB & |JO., „^ D ^ ARE
Coal, Iron,
NELSON. B. C.
Steel, Blowers,
Water Motors,
Truax Ore Oars,
Ore Buckets,
Rails, Belting,
Packing, Wire Rope.
Tin and Sheet
Iron Workers
KASLO, B.C. SANDON, B.C.
I
P.BURNS&CQ.
Haye shops in nearly all the camps and cities
of Kootenay and Boundary.      Thev sell the
best meat obtainable and aim to give satisfaction to evefy customer. Try aTline of their
steaks-^-^-^-^--^r-::fl)L^-v^-^
P.   BURNS   &   CO.
I
NOTICE TO
I FIENDS!
I will now Mil
Hollo,      Fllma,
Kodak* at
American price*.  Honri for jirloe* on
anythtnenron want.       _
O. gTKATHBARN. Kaulo, B. C
RELIABLE ASSAYS
Gold » .Miaol(UmIfillvor..|.7fl
Uad 5o|aold^lWV.eopp,rl.«0
Smnplen by mail native prompt attention,
Rich Ores and Bullion Bought.
OQDEN ASSAY DO.
U» Mth HI., Denver. Colo. •
California
Wine Co.,
— -NELSON, B.C.
Wholtiialn dealers In
Choice Wines
and Fragrant
Cigars"   ^
Agents for Calgary Beer.
* WADD8 BROS ,
# PHOTOGRAPHERS #
f VANCOUVER «>•• NELSON, B.C. f
T1K
ASLO HOTEL
Family A Commercial.
s
L
arge
And
Comfortable
Rooms
»/
J. W..BALMAIN
CIVIL ENGINEER,
ARCHITECT, ETC
I'. O. Boi I7«i.
HANDON. II. C.
J.K.OLARK,
MINES
and MINING
Keporw, Exuuinatloii. and Management.
NEW DENVER,  ■' B.C.
Fitted with every modern
convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50
and $3 per day.
COCKLE & PAPWORTH,
Proprietor*.
DENTISTRY.
DR. MILLOY
ROSSLAND
llu had 1ft year* experience in dental work, and
make* a tpeclaUy of Oold Ilrldffc Work.
Most complete Dental Office In B. C
MM
OUH COUHRT DKPAUT-
MBNT IS ITP.TO-DATE
IN  AM. STYLUS AMI
PRICKS.
Fred. Irvine & Co.,
i
NELSON, B. C
i
MILLINERY-ALL THE
LATEST   STYLES   AT
LOWEST PRICES.
UAT.M-NtX>NNHU'i'ION.       j
N(!wmark«t Hlock.       New Denver
PALMA ARGRIGNOfi   '
I-tSlCl-AX^.
II.
It. JOKAM',
nAnRlSTKII k ^SOLICITOR
NOTAHV I'UHUa
" eimiiiiiri.71.7».. turrtm-r. *>•
i-.i'rtifctt.i&.'v..
Kvtry Krl'Uy et Hilwrto.i.
If
General Draylng: Mining Sup-' ^-^^- *"** *"**• H*^* »■ .$••
piles and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.
Oar IU*gage wagon* me«t all San-
tiay trains.
Saddle Homes aid Pack * Jiniai*.
Ywd rHa-Met »t New Dearer.
Ml,. (iniMMMT. t.. I.. B., fUrrtt-r.
,  M.ilWtiw. N'Her/l»oMIr     Handon.B.C
j lirenrh Om>«* at New i_m»«r tvtiy Hatarday
! i     I, i    .I,,
i HOTHUjS.
* .^
'I'HK I.KI.ANU MUUMK. S-uo«|i"h. ^»
i I i-f'• M<« f*1-! *N-umm<**l»ll•• ..t tm «»vrieri.,
i MM. McDncaALD.
j ,,V|||C"Xi;i,lj|OTOJ( MOTKI., «Wjrtl.CIBy,|
1   f* H»aAiij»rt»f-* f*» M Inlnir i rwf nimmtttttl |
N«n. nrtntm • Itiitmaox
Clearance Sale
Now in program. Hosiery, Dress Gooas, HilkK. 'liable Linens,
Towels, Millinery, Mantle*, Fum, Carpets, Curtains. Remnants
from all departments at BARGAIN PRICES.      Dress Goods
t>i« Ht»i-w*.rt*m«-*nt nt 20 twr <»«nt. discount.
<i*j^r»li\jyrt in
Ftire—balance of our stock— at"25 per cent. dis<ioimt. Mantles—
Ladies' Jackets, Coats and Golf Capes at less than cost. Skirts:
Ladies' ready made from $2 upwards. Men's Wear: Fleece lined
Underwear from (Hk. each up.   Bargains in Men's Ties, etc.
«f*NM«M*MM**Ma4
NW
SOLE AOFVTS Vn)\
RIITTRRICK PATERKS,
t
I
Fred. Irvine * Co.,
KELSON, B. C.
mw$ n;RNisn?Na«
A SPECIALTY.
I
it
THE ONLY RELIABLE.
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