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 Volume X.   No, 20.
Price, $2.00 Year ADVa»o»
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and About the Slocan and Neighboring Camps 83
that are Talked About. «8
S^H^**aT NfcWs FToat
Croft—On 'Feb. 5th, 1903, to the wife of
Jas. Croft, a daughter.
The Blue iBird is shipping some ore
to Trail.
The Idaho grows richer as development progresses.
E. M. Sandilands ia the police magistrate of Sandon.
Colonel Irvine .has been elected an
alderman in Kaslo.
Palraa Angrignon harvested the ice
crop on Harris Lake this week.
Brinsley Walton has gone to the home
of Seagram for the balance of the winter.
The C. P. R.., through its greed, has
helped to put Kootenay on the hog
When that blue feeling overtakes
you, buy a cigar at Williams' store and
all will be well.
Harry Thorburn had a bad gash on
the forearm  dressed  at the hospital
__Tuesday_.mor.ning. __ „——
Any one with a cheap horse for sale
can find a customer by applying to R.
N. Cook, Rosebery.
Geo. Williamson received the sad
news of the death of his infant son, last
week at Ingersoll, Ont.
Tho Now York Brewery at Sandon is
prepared to ship tbeer to any part of the
country.   Write for prices.
Between the fear of snowslides and a
despondent lead market it requires
nervo to stay in Sandon these days.
Tho Hewett mine will remain closed
nntil tho concentrator plans, now under consideration, are settled upon.
Tho Filbert hotel in Sandon ib close
to Ihe depot and just tho placo for a
last drink before tho train pulls out.
Now Denver is going to have an olec
trie light plant, a hocky team, a curling
team and a first-class skating rink next
Wanted,—Agents wanted everywhere to handle Lowery's Claim. For
particulars address R. T. Lowery, Now
Denver, B. C
Tho dancing public will not miss the
aoclal hop to bo given in Pythian Hall,
Clever Block, by the Knights, next
Thursday evening.
Zinc ore la again moving freely from
tho Slocan to Kansas. There aro about
fortv carloads of Slocan lore in the bina
at tho Iola smelter.
D. J. Robertson and Co. aro still do
Ing business in Nelson.  Thoy ship fur.
nlturotoall points, and Invito inspection of their goods at all times.
Tho Co-Operative storo at Slocan city
haa gono tho way of most of the present
day co-operative institutions. R. 8.
Bradshaw will dispose of tho stock on
The Hartney is working a small force.
The property has experienced somo
doubtful periods, but the present man-
Agar Is greatly encouraged by recent
Weekly shipment* aro being made
from the Fither Maiden, and the prop
arty la dovoloplng satisfactory to tho
management.   The ore body Is large,
and of high grade.
Now Denver will not celebrate the
Queen's Birthday, nor Labor Day, nor
Jubilee Day, nor July Four or Twetve,
nor Paddy's Delight, nor—. Silverton
and Rosebery papers please copy.
Rev. Mr. Powell, four years ago pastor of the Methodist church in New
Denver, has received a call to the Princess street church, Vancouver, one of
the largest and wealthiest parishes In
B. C.
ine uxes anoum tie increased on
m!lie*rn In CiuumSm. TJ.'.\v vL'Uuii'y in
very foolish In Its policy towards rail-
roads. It gives money to build then,
and then demands scarcely anything in
IfOW It   ffttir   New    Hwwf   wrtttnw
material holding otitis Want tome
more 1" Others do, and we want several
orders to ran with one "make ready."
We can make a small profit then at
■ It • set ol 60 envelopes and 100 letter
Three more valuable doga pained to
glory last week on » ticket ot beet
■pecked with green. A reward ot ISO
bAi been offered fur lufurtutului-t Uutllttg
to the conviction of the poisoner, and
he will be given the felt penalty of the
law it captured.
The "Six Months in New York" lecture and social given last Thursday
evening in Clever's Hall was a very successful affair, socially and financially.
The Canadian smelters are now making it optional to shippers in the Slocan to take cash or wait ninety days for
a settlement. This is an indication of
a rising silver market.
In Sandon the Paystreak cat haa been
kidnapped The editor is offering a reward to have the feline kept away. As
the Paystreak is not a rat office this is
just aB well. Even a cat cannot live on
sour paste and perforated meal tickets.
Rev. Mr. Robb, of Sandon, will occupy
the pulpit in the Presbyterian church
here Sunday evening. Mr. Robb has
been appointed for missionary work in
China, leaving for one of the inland
stations in the Celestial kingdom in
April or May.
C. F. Nelson left on a week's visit to
Calgary last Saturday. He was mar-
riea there yesterday to Miss Isabel Cud-
die, a popular young ladv of the progressive prairie town. Mr. Nelson is
one of our most energetic businessmen,
and he will be royally welcomed by the
dav with his bride.
In London those interested in silver
and silver securities do not look favorably upon the movement started by
China and Mexico for tho purpose of
bringing about an amelioration of exchange in silver-using countries. Many
brokers say that it will no a bad thing
for silver if the lines indicated in Roosevelt's message to congress are carried
What of the future? Just ask yourself this question—have you made provision for vour family? If not, where
where can I invest a few dollars annually ? Right hero. The Mutual Life
of Canada will sell you a 5 per cent,
gold bond policy on the installment
plan, becoming your property in 10,15
or 20 years, or should your death occur,
it becomes the property of your wife or
other beneficiary. If you desire to get
full detailed particulars how these gold
bonds aro offered, drop a postal with
your ago to W. J. Twiss, general agent,
Kaslo   Delays aro dangerous.
Tho prlco of spelter hat been litems
ing steadily In tho United States for the
past threo weeks and has jumped from
4 44 to 4.821. Tho Lead and Zinc News
of St. Louis says thero Is good reason
for believing that spelter wiil reach 5
cents by tho middle of this month if not
Tho shortage In the spelter market
and not tho exportation of zinc ore is
said to be the real cause nf the rise in
About 20 per cent, of the output Is
now being exported and the stock on
hand now amounts to about 8,000 tons
in pinto of about 8,000 on anticipated at
tho commencement of tho year.
The News asserts that recently whon
It was ascertained that tho shortage of
coal was likely to affect the Joplln district, the Lanyon Zinc company, who
are purchasing British Columhia zinc
ores, entered the southern market and
picked up abaut '2,000 tons of the chofc*
est available ore unsold, resulting In
prices taking a further leap upwards.
Thoaituationin tho States explain*
in a measure why Slocan men havo re-
cently refused to make contracts for the
sale of sine ores Thev are doubtless
wall posted and believe that still higher
prices can be obtained than those
now effeted by Americai* tine oie buyers, tandon and New York quotation*
remain firm with an upward tendency
and the outlook for higher prices l«
Hl.OCAS   tmK   Mltl'MICMTS
In discussing the question of mine
failures, the Engineering and Mining
Journal of New York, presents arguments that are particularly applicable
to British Columbia.  .
"The  principal   source    of   trouble
arises,''it save, "from over-valuation.
A mine may'be said to be worth a given
sum when it can  return that  sum as
profit from operations covering a term
of years plus the. interest on the investment during tlio period consumed in
the return of the stated price.    When
thia is translated into a share capital
the conditions are the same, although
the amount of interest which should hQ
returned in the form of dividends will
vary  in percentage according to the
hazard of the different kinds of mining.
"Apart  from  specific causes, there
are several general  influences which
militate against true values.    There is
that expectation of better things, that
resolute hopefulness which is necessary
to all exploratory work.   We cannot do
without it, but it should be so restrained
as to regard the rules of arithmetic.  It
is natural to the owner, to the manager,
to the intending purchaser, to all persons to whom the success ot the mine
ministers, directly or indirectly;  therefore, all the more reason  for taking
care that the valuation of the mine be
intrusted to those whose judgment is in
no  wise vitiated either  by sanguine
sentiment or that disturbing influence
which is covered by the term participation.   To summarize, mines are often
over-valued because  the valuation is
usually done by people who are interested in getting a maximum appraisement.
"There isanother far-reaching factor:
mines are frequently bought to sell. It
made bv selling mines than by buying
thent—because they are so often sold
for more than they are worth. Therefore it happens that although a property may be recognized as worth a
stated sum, nevertheless shrewd persons will be willing to pay a larger
amount because they havo a reasonable
expectation of selling it subsequently
for still more- If this is brought about
by further intelligent development, by
solving knotty problems of ore treatment, by a now equipment which minimizes working coBts, that is. bv engineering talent of the best kind, then assuredly the enhancement in price is both
warranted and deserved; but when it
merely presumes upon tho ignorance of
individuals or of shareholders it partakes of the practices which slide imperceptibly into acts that are dishonest.
The result of theso tendencies is that
it is hard to purchase mines at a fair
valuation—that is, wo repeat, a valuation such as is likely to give a return of
tho purchase price plus a reasonable
interest on the capital invested. The
supply of good mines is far below the
demand; in addition to those who are
sl.rewd enough tn recognize that gold
inining, if properly safo-guardod, Is thu
safest Industry extant there aro a Inrgo
number who sou the advantage of trad*
ing upon tho sanguine temperament of
human kind, and there is also another
class of people who rush tn where experienced men fear to commit themselves, Thus, if a mine is worth a certain sum, as nearly as tho fact can bo
determined by skilful and trained
specialists, then the first group doner Ibcd will pay that much for it, while
the second will nay more according to
tho popularity of the locality and the
attractiveness of tho scheme, and the
third group, of innocents, will lie de
hided into parting with ft price which,
humanly speaking, promises a loss with
dreary certainty.
"These aro some of the reasons why
mining ventures prove unpiofltable;
they are such as time alone can remove—time and the education of the
public to a realisation of the fact that
while no industry affords such rapid
and remunerative returns as legitimate
mining, none affords to readily the
facili* decetnus Avernl which awaits
the greedy or the foolish in thu (Inanclal
arena "
Lumbering operations throughout
Canada will be large this year. In
some districts it is expected to be a
record year, the chief fear being the
scarcity of laborers. Weather conditions thus far have been excellent.
The season's cut in Nova Scotia will
be 500,000,000 feet. Fifty per cent, of
this amount will be moved to the waterside by rail.
In the Miramichi district, the operations of about fifteen firms are estimated
at 117,000,000 feet.
On the territory held' in Ontario under license from the crown, a cut of
881,500,000 feet of pine logs and square
timber is expected In addition there
will be 1.500,000 railway ties, telegraph
poles, fence posts, etc., also a quantity
of hemlock and hardwood. The total
cut of pino in 1901 was 658,000,000 feet.
The saws are busy at Booth's mill
these days, says the Hu'l City Advance.
Logs are now arriving from thcMada-
waska limits by train, three or four
trains of sixteen cars each, or thereabouts, being handled daily over the C.
A. iraiiway. By this arrangement a
constant supply of logs from the mill is
provided, whereas, by means of water
transportation alone it would be only
possible to operate the mill during the
summer and fall. Iu some instances
logs reach the saw within twenty-four
hours after the tree trunk falls free
from the stump.
A large rock excavation is being
made on the Chaudiere bv Booth & Co.
Fully 1,200,000 cubic feet of stone were
removed. The site ia being covered in
and the machinery will be installed this
winter. Although Mr. Booth remains
reticent regarding his intentionsj_U_is_
■understood*by"othws-inT~a position To
know that a pulp mill will bo built. Ui>
on his limits in the Teraiskaming country Mr. Booth is taking out a large
quantity of small spruce, evidently intended for ihe pulp-making industry.
Owing to the shortage of good men in
Manitoba, but few if any of those who
have made contracts with tho railroad
companies and others for ties, logs and
cordwood will bo able to fill them. A
prominent contractor said that something should be done at tho present
juncture to get some of the starving
Swedes to come out to this country.
The Swedes, ho said, had few equals in
the logging and tie camps. Next to
the Canadians he preferred them to men
of all other nationalities.
In the Revelstoke district the cut this
year will bo little short of 100,000,000
feet, Involving a payroll lof over $500,-
000 a year.
Lumbering operations In Newfoundland and Labrador by a Nova Scotia
syndicate, have proved so satisfactory
that fourteen areas, amounting to 0,000
square miles, havo recently been taken
tip in addition to territory already held.
This area includes 1,000 miles on the
Labrador coast, and the yearly rental to
be paid will amount to about 912,000.
it is the intention to send a "cruiser"
into the difforont properties, and sh uld
the report be favorable mills and K*ugs
of men will bo put on tho land at onco.
Payne strike MEWie
Developing into- a   Larger Ore   Body than First
fe Reported— 400 Feet of Stoping Ground.
Further details of the recent strike at
the Payne mine prove it'.to be the most
important that has been made in the
camp for the past year. It was made
in No. 8 tunnel, which was' started in
February, three years ago, by Manager
Hand, from the McGuigan side of tlie
It has been driven 1,600 feet during
that time, under the most adverse conditions that any Slocan mining company ever had to encounter. After Mr.
Hand withdrew from tho management
W. E. Zwickey took charge, and following Mr. Zwickey, A. C. Garde took the
management and has since carried on
tbe operations.
During the first year's operations,
and well on into the second year, one
discouragement followed another, and
finally the company abandoned the tunnel. For a period of six months no
work was done in tho tunnel, and the
company installed a concentrator to
work over the old dumps and to treat
the large bodies of low-grade ore that
were being worked out.
When Mr. Garde took hold of the
mine he thoroughly investigated the
No. 8 workings and was convinced that
a body of ore would be encountered in
the^einT"Ho~aWu"rwThe com pany of
the fact, and on the strength of his belief the work was resumed, and has
since been pushed with vigor.
The oro body encountered is over
three fee1; in thickness, and is as high-
grade as any that has come from tlio
Payne. As work has advanced on it
the showing has increased in width and
gives every assurance that it will be a
record maker for the property.      '
There is 400 feet of stoping ground
between the No. 8 tunnel and the upper
workings. If this ground is as rfcli in
ore ns that above, the Payne will soon
be able to equal the record days when
the property was attracting the attention of tho mining world nnd when dividends were as common as big oro
Tho work in the No. 8 tunnel has
been tho most tedious and costly of any
put on the property, and tho management deserves the richest reward for
their untiring and fearless expenditure
of largo sums of money to accomplish
their object.
It means a great ileal for the Payne
but a groat deal more for the district
thk rKorr.K auk ykt to bk iikarij
The following sarcastic article appeared in the Farmer and Miner, published at Fort Jones, California:
"A local enterprise that is receiving
enthusiastic local support and ono that
but for the extreme modesty of the
members of the organization which has
until now kept it in comparative seclusion, would have its name emblazoned
on the rolls of fame, is the Hot Air Consolidated Mining company (unlimited)
with headquarters at a local hotel. The
various members of thc company are
carrying on mining in all its branches
without vacating their chairs, and the
learned dissertations on tbe proper
way to mine aro instructive and entertaining. The demand for hot air foruse
as a motive power in operating drills to
drive tunnels, has been so great that
the local supply has been exhausted,
and several members have in the past
few days relapsed into a state of inocu-
ous disuetude awaiting a new consignment. When that arrives not one of
the everlasting hills surrounding our
beautiful valley will escape having its
nethermost depths penetrated as a result of tJuLJM8filMS_Jndustr.y_joi-ihis-
TJaiid~ofl)rave men who aro thus sacrificing their valuable time trying, under •
adverse circumstances, to teach miners
how to mine."
The bright little paper from New
Denver is said to bo prohibited tho use
of the mails. Why ig this? No one
seems to know, and tho reason will
probably bo buried profoundly in tho
gray matter of a sapient P. 0. department. We hope to see Lowery in full
enjoyment of his rights as a British subject, and not bo mado to suffer under a
ruling which appears to bo of the most
approved brand of Russian intolerance.
Wo hope that every newspaper in tho
province will raise its protest against
such old womanish asininity.—Cumberland News.
T*hf> tf*tft firt*l\**T\1   ^tr.9 9.1.1,..   .   1  I.  ■
the Slocan and ftlocnn City' mining
Ummoue ior tn* year teoi waa, approximately, 2«,0u0 tons. Since January 1
to February 7F1909, the shipment* have
been aa follows:
Amttit** B*r   ti
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Bitch Prine* ....
Hewn...   SO
tltA*t*l*Um .-■- ttt
Idaho  it
mnlMfi..  **
Monitor ( ia*.).. 1**
OlU'»*A.  *v
ayn*.  *•
--— -£—   ,  t*
The value and size of the ore bodies
in tho Big Bend are not so well known
as those of the famous Lardeau, but the
fact remains that in tho Big Bend dis-
trict there aro some very large show,
ings of Gold, silver and copper ore. In
Standard Basin there is posslbln thn
largest showing of copper ore In tho
province, and development work now
beimr pushed through by the I'rluce
Mining company have proven their
pcrmauency.and a steady Increase in
value as depth te attained. From
Ground Hog basin have come some of
the very richest specimen* of tree gold
on; that has ever been exhibited in
British Columbia, and them sample*
have not hten equalled even by the
rich gold oro of Ffih creek On'Key.
stoiiu mountain and up Downie creek
there are some exceedingly large show
lt>*'* of high -grade galena, turning y^
value* in gold, that Home day will startle
th<> mining men of the world On La-
forme creek, where the A lair Mining
and Development toinpsiiv lmve been
operating for the past two or three
year* oo the Adair group, there is a big
showing ol jfalena and arxenical iron
ore carrying good values iu gold, silver
and copper. The McCaIIum group, al«v
on thia  creek, have  tome  splendid
...   .».<-   »u<tm*.     itltt   iltiOie
»forme i-th-V, twit en" Vr 1.W
in<:iu:a»h im   riiKUJHT hatks.
$ome Stae *z& ihe Canadian laiittay
magnate* at Montreal gave nut a statement that they intended to increase the
freight rates owing to the Increased cont
of operation. This was thrown out as
a feeler and rained audi a storm of hostile criticism that It M'flS Immediately
withdrawn- Since then the American
tnaAa t*avn  ntl**tn*t'r.ii »»*****t.  -y.';•   —i J
now word comet from Montreal that thai Tbr***"tin t
iiAtiAuiAu mitwaya twill advance ratesI Double Kaglo Mining companv, te a
Iron? taanu-fArttiring point* and the sea- j valuable holding Lying between the
board.   With rendition* in tfc#**t*t «re (i >Mile Thwti *»J
Tatal turn*.	
are not familiar enoogh to apeak, ont { La forme creek, la
for the west we wish to register an em- j Urn* and Knb Rov
pintle protect  a<f*in<*.t  anv  inrtaate It,
iteigitirHiea in thin womtirn country.
The abominably wretched nervire, both
freight and paaseegcr, that Ihe C. P. it
particularly haa given ua the past two
years come* plenty high enough at present rates without any increase
With tbe prospect of * heavy immi , 	
m ttttttm 'M'1 tntn theUttltcdSutettatvdjiu AitipjAng ami in the aaamrawiii
am the old laoda, aod heavy morawent of Uacb year   The Llaiie Horn nnd Rob
m feed! fo anpply tb* nvor-lnfrAAtlng dfl   Koy are two rlcti cUiu* wo*). »UuUl U
»S5 S1**."*^* •* ib* *«*t!«r», »» itttrtA** In] under dottAobmeol {amooir th* mmi
tt flight rate* can be viewed by weetem I prootiefng of the   many  fclglt-gr«d«
— farmer* as noUting let* than * Hec* All wfc|*rt4ei i« tU BigB4Xt$.-~UettMok*
•"•irnmfcofgfifcneM -Xor'-Weat Farmerf Herald,
iho Adair giotip uu
situated the Luuie
two valuable claim*
ddtii* were surveyed last year and a
ernmn grant ha« been obtain*!. <>n
theso claims there is possibly one of the
largest showings of galena fn the province. There le one hundred feet of a
lead carrying high valuet a<ro*» it.
There hat been considerable work done
Saturday Night, in discussing tho de
tnand that is about to be made for the
extension of the Grand Trunk system
to the Paciiic, says: "There is a strong
and deepening conviction throughout
the country that not another dollar of
public funds, nor another acre of land,
should bo alienated to any railway enterprise, but there is not tho remotest
likelihood of parliament standing out
against the scheme that appears to
have already been hatched between the
Liberal party and the Grand Trunk
railway to still further divide up tho
heritage of thn Canadian people." But
tho people are yet to be heard. And
they are greater than either the politicians or tiie railways.
The Oxbridge Journal, in commenting on the aame subject, aays: ''There
in, on the part ol the iwnple of tho
country, tho widest possible opposition
to granting more public money to the
Grand Trunk or any other railway,
utilcn* it be one owned and conducted
by the government itself; and the Intercolonial has not been a noublo itiin-
sioriary in ihe causo of titate owned
railway*. The p«onle are opposed to
thi* bonusiug of railways, because this
country has emerged innn the woods
and discovered that elsewhere the
infintirth century it In full Wait. It is
only in Canada that gnvprimifnt »n*i
people are so easy that they will heavily
KUbKidize n railroad that ia being built
because it is patently ncrded, and will
pay good dividend* aimott from the
llrnt, M-.iMcIaUy ttlnce, hnvUi* no competition, it will vhargu transportation
.4.ti..* *t.^*4 *:int,Mfi*H*t -MHO   A   C'/hl   t'llltl
IhrrnvrV tVe bi'tiil t.f n muti-un;   .1 im... ■ ■.■-*■**.*.. ■* ... ,
only in pioneer days lhat children were! brook Hern
»ent Into tiie woods to cut a gad where-
•with la be bfrtttf*).'*
Lowery's Claim has been prohibited
the tine of the mail.   Mr. Lowery has a
comic way of expressing himself that ia
all his own, aud frequently he touches
on religion and other delicato subjecta
in a way that shocks some peoplo, but
pleases others.  No doubt it is for some
of these articles that tho Claim haa
been   censored-    Lowery    has   been
longer m the newspaper business in
Kootenay than any other man and the
blow is a hard ono to him, and wo agree
with him that tho name of the censor
should be mado public, aa also the reason for It.—Wilmer Outcrop.
o Lonnt
Lowery's Claim bas been excluded
from the mails. Our pure, saintly postal
authoritiuN have had their line sense Of
modesty shocked, somehow. If Lowery's
Claim te any more demoralizing to tbo
public than'Ottawa officialdom, we fail
to see it. But then we In Canada are
not as others are, O Lord!—Vancouver
VOU   «AM'T  TKM..
The postal authorit ien In Canada have
started the cetmor game, and as a consequence Lowery's Claim, a NewDenver, II. C, monthly publication, edited
by It. T. Lowery. ha* been refuted passage through the mail*. It's a bad precedent, Tho Socialist ore** may como
nr.xt, U.i they, %*tu. Uut the truth.—
Weitern Socialist.
»||Otl.l>   HAVK   PANTS.
In prohibiting lAiwery'* Claim ttana-
miwiot through the mails, it may be inferred that the no«t»l anlhrtrlne* at**
ai I am ot  the  nakett truth,    l-owery
HftlllMO   THK   AOR.
Tn* Thnniatul IHI Welti.
f.ftwervVf'Wtm l'*« »...**■■•■ t- -\'- .i >tjki
the use, ul tho Canadian uial!*, which
abow* that the pottmatter geeerai te
away behind the times.—Tront Lake
cam ii or T«a*ns.
* wset. wit, m v./uihu-H xotihy nearly
ten thousand operatinr oil w»ltt. Pe-
trv.ii* has H,**Jj well*, Dutton 'j'», Both,
well 205, Norihwood 17. and Oil Spring*,
Kuphetnia, and Hmith'a Falls approii-
mately i,ooo well*. These produce
about 42 to) barrel* of oil a month, and
*ome of the** well* Mr* been producing in imall quantities for considerably | We take thit meant to acknowledge
over thirty yean. Tbe oil folds injihn m*f»v *rt*nt\inAo*ni to unndl tn«
**>m* place* are tn a vein limits are*, departed, Tbo*. Todd, by all frieedau
The beat wells in Bothwell are within and to tender onr heartfelt thanks to
«0 a*ree. and more than Ibre* qxurt*■tt all who a**Wt*d os is t*r btsreavcaest*
of Ike production there i* within iw Ma ash Mm. Eo Shaxww.
ecrea I     Mk. atn Ma*. A. I*. M»<*rtJ.tTtAT. THE LEDGE, NEW.bjOIVEtt, B.C., FEBRUARY 12, 1903.
Tenth Year
TmJLedobU two dollars a year in advance When not bo paid it is $2.50 to parties worthy of credit. Lewi advertising 10 cents a
nonp»rlel line ftrsfciusortion, and 5 cents a line each subsequent insertion. Reading notices 25 cents a line, and commercial advertising
traded in prices according to circumstances. "
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It works for the trail
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A chute of job work is worked occasionally;for the benefit
„,„„„„„„„,; on the cranium, or chase the black cow from our water
barrel: "one iVkaVHRe'and the other a victim of thlrBt.  One of the noblest works of orea.tion is the man who always pays the printer; he Is
better totell tlTe truth,"even if the heavens do occasionally hit our, smokestaok.   ..  -. ,--   —..-—... . ..*._
orhnmanltyandtheliCnoicr.   0>me in and see us, but do not pat the bull dog on the cranium,, or chase the black cowfromour water
  ' " ■-*■"■   ■    "-- of tn
sure of a bunk in paradise, with thornless roses for a pillow by night, and nothing but gold to look at by-day
R.T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.
The Ledqe.
A pencil cross in this square
Indicates that your subscrip
tion is due, and that the editor
wants once again to look at
your collateral.
The perfect remedy for trusts is
free competition.
Spring is in the door and behind
it hope for the Slocan.
Iu the east the wise men sift
their ashes this winter.
A knocker is an individual who
condemns what you approve.
A man who will
printer is either a
not pay the
pauper or a
To give a man of merit a title is
like tacking a tin sign onto a
Irrigation  companies   are  now
this easy Canada of ours.
Three months from now the coal
famine will be dead, but the ice
man will be just climbing out bf
the grave.     ________
Swedes make the best kind of
settlers. With a little effort Canada should be able to secure about a
million of them this year.
The Lord's Day Alliance will endeavor to get Sunday laws passed
at the next meeting of the B. C.
legislature. Such laws are not
necessary for the Slocan. Low silver has got ahead of the Sabbath
British Columbia, by its mouth,
cries against the Chinese, and by
its votes supports the government
that saddles repulsive legislation
upon us. Evidently voters in this
province are short on sense and
long on ozone.
The Toronto Telegram should be
shut out of the mails. It is printing ads iu which appear pictures
of ladies showing their hosiery.
"We suggest that tho name of
Toronto be changed to Heaven, although some think that its Sunday
name slionld bo just the reverse.
Proliting by experience wo have
joined a coal company. We may
may beablo next winter to give
coal prizes to all new subscriber*.
A free people should never forget
that the vice of arbitrary power in
government is a greater euil than
all other vices and criniescombined,
Tlie mayor of Kaslo is not proud,
even if he did have his picture in
the paper. He still shovels snow
away from the front of his own
Scientists   havo discovered   the
microbe that catnics laziness, but
there te no hope of finding  the
(rerm that causes delinquent sub
ncriber»«.    Tt is too small.
It is reported that in the Slocan
last week the thermometer kissed
zero, but tho fact cannot bo proven
by uh. Wo were in bed when the
collision iswiid to have taken place.
In West Yale ite. Hint win shows
great nerve or a craving for notoriety. In entitestlng tin* -tent lu*
htin al>oitt an much show to win ns
a yellow hen lias to roost in Para-
Delicate   people   should   inako
balloon ascensions every few day*.
A« a tonic mul  blood  maker nnth-
inp;   surpasses    I hem.
should bt« used more for
of disease.
In London, not long ago, Sir
John Colonm, speaking on Imperial
defenses, accused Canada of being
greedy and penurious. John is
mistaken, for subsidy hunters will
tell you that our great Dominion
is just the reverse.
Faith is a great bracer. We are
principally living upon it inthe
Slocan. If we had no faith in the
future of this camp we would all
be pushing each other on the trail
to some land where the old, sad
song of blue ruin is dead music.
In Minneapolis a negro by the
name of O'Brien drank a quart of
Must be powerful bbozerine when
a quart would kill a coon with an
Irish cognomen. Some people in
the Slocan can take that much as
a chaser aiid never lose a step.
and have our charms advertised.
In a tourist sense the light of
Kootenay has been kept under a
bushel long enough, and the time
has arrived when it should be set
on a mountain peak where all the
world can see the beauty of its rays.
Lowery's Claim has never printed
anything wbrso than can be found
in the Bible, and yet the Laurier
government refuses it mail privileges. Its editor can pt-oye that
upon the whole the literature contained in his journal is equal or
superior to that great book which
all Christians worship, even if they
dp not read it. No country on
earth, except Canada, htis closed
the mails to New Denver's monthly
Montana must be a queer state.
Over there charges of |agification
against a superibr court judge have
recently been investigated. And yet
the United States boasts of its freedom. It isn't in it with British Columbia. In this glorious province
a judge,can, drink a barrel of boozerino a day if he wishes and no one
raises the red flag. Mbntana should
watch our smoke if they want to
get  the  proper  curl in   judicial
;„«..:.„,__:._._ : *_ L_	
Tho reptile press of Canada is
constantly defending political
trickery, and crawling on its belly
to the pap trough. Honest opinions
can never bo obtained from a gang
of editors who think they must lie
in order to eat. Never look for
truth in party papers. You will
be more apt to find it in some that
the gang will not allow through
the mails.      	
At a Chicago banquet the other
night General McArthur said that
"no gun was ever fired in war without contributing to the happiness
of mankind." As a long after result this is sometimes tho cose, but
always in the present every gun
fired in war that hits anybody contributes to the misery of mankind.
A peoplo that denies freedom to
others cann6t long itself bo free.
Lincoln said this aud his words are
just as true in Canada as anywhere
else. Thc very peoplo who are
chuckling over the blow to
Lowery's Claim are only tying tho
ropcH of slavery around themselves
and are to be pitied in tlieir ignorance. 	
Tho C. P. II. and the Laurier
government are not consistent.
Both of them havo boycotted
Lowery's Claim, the most progressiva and fearless journal in Canada,
but still allow the sale and trans*
mission of literature that, compared
to tho aforesaid journal, is like
mud to polished marble. Can you
guess the reason V
A bill tins been introduced at
Washington prohibiting anyone
from holding a fortune greater than
810,0000,000. We are perfectly in
neoord with this law, but it might
be improved by prohibiting everyone from having less than ten million*. Such n law might help homo.
Hnllrvmiui °' ,,ar <li.*lilM*jlieitl*   Ut  ixnne to Hie
In Sweden and Finland a famine
is raging and nearly three quarters
of a million people are starving.
Here is , a grand ' opportunity for
men like Carnegie to show the advantage of having wealth. Canada with its great prosperity, might
also step in and help our 'fellowmen.    To help tho£e ih distress
deau country, inasmuch as it reduced the cost of shipping ore from
$5 to §10 a ton and the freight on
supplies from 50 to 75 per cent,
further than this the mere fact of
the' railroad entering the territory
did much to attract the attention
of capital to the possibilities of the
country. The district has made
substantial advances since the road
went in that might not have been
accomplished otherwise.
"The Canadian Pacific has not
announced its policy with regard
to constructing the Lardeau railroad through to 'Trout Lake City
frbrW its preseiit terminal at Selkiek
oii th£ soiithy*it point of the'lakfe,
tiut. every indication points to the
probability of cbhstrtiction being
gqt Under way esiriy iii spring.
There is also a possibility that soine
method of cheap transportation
may be afforded the mines of the
Duncan river side bf the divide.
Under existing circumstances various mines that have good
ore iu shipping quantities are prevented from realizing by the fact
that.there is no economical means
of getting the product down the
Duncan river io the lake front. Au
electric line scheme his been under consideration and some steps
have already been taken in the
shape bf surveying and the acquisition of timber limits, but no
definite policy has been stated.
The project is said to be under the
protection of the Great Northern,
and if it is proceeded with the
properties on the Duncan slope
will ship somewhat extensively as
soon as the road is completed.
Otherwise they must confine their
attention to development until conditions in respect to transportation
improve. Eventually railroad facilities will be provided.
"During the past summer I devoted considerable time to the investigation of reports as to the existence of gold bn Silver Cup mountain. You are doubtless aware
that heretofore tho Lardeau as a
whole has been regarded as a silver
lead producing district almost exclusively. In the course of my investigation I learned to my satisfaction that gold undoubtedly existed on various properties and in
quantities that were gratifyingly
large. The assay returns you see
here are from samples taken by
myself on Silver Cup mountain,
the principal factors in the aggregate returns of $42 and 8110 respectively. The ore appears to be
a sort of hematite, as it carries
much iron; I did not havo an analysis made, and am not in a posi
tion to describe the nature ofthe
ore accurately. The significance
of this is that in future more atten-
attention is likely to be paid to the
exploitation of properties possessing
gold-bearing ore, and this will
mark an important advance in the
mining industry of the Lardeau."
vMr. Westfall is manager of the
Mohican property, owne:l by a
Rossland syndicate, and he believes
the local people are fortunate in
their holdings. He is also heavily
interested in the Fidelity, Copper
Queen and Bonanza groups. Tomorrow he leaves for San Francisco, and after a short stay will
leave for the east where a syndicate is in process of formation to
handle the Fidelity group of six
claims on Silver Cup mountain.—
Rossland Miner.
A.   AND   K.   KAIMVAY.
The Camborne Miner points out tlio
charter for the A. & K. railway expires
on April 1st and the section from Trout
Lake to Arrowhead uncompleted. Our
coiitemporary remarks: " The farce of
granting a charter tola railway company on certain conditions and abrogating thoso conditions from time to time
at the will of the company, is inline
with the tisual unbusinesslike and wantonly reckless administrations of puerile
governments this province has suffered
under during the past ten years
"If the C. P. R. won't complete the A.
& lv. railway, cancel their charter, and
other companies will, no doubt, gladly
enter a field which has bo greatfpoteii-
tiaiities from a railroad and other points
of view.
''The peoplo of the Lardeau should
show a warm interest in this question
and take immediate steps looking to the
protection of their interests at the nest
session of the legislature."
Arthur flullen
Has opened a Wholesale Liquor
Store in Three Forks, and has
all kinds of Liquors and Fancy
Drinks, Champagne, Tobacco
and Cigars.
The Best Liquors
in the World—
i, From France, Ireland and
England—and he wants all his
old friends—and new ones—to
come and try a bottle, or case,
or barrel, whether you order
by mail.or in person.
Order your Xmas suit early, boys.
The world is what we make it.—
Bishop Vincent.
should be the aim of all good
pie, instead of wasting time
money in prosecuting news agents
for selling postage staiups on Sunday. Hero is a great chance for
praising tho Lord practically by
helping tho poor Finns and Swedes.
the cure
... i .1*.,. i
of Sew York hits
he cured by injecting into tht* veins
a solution of formalin. If ncii-nce
keeps on, death will soon Itwoim* ft
difficult proposition.
VnA.ir the \ten of C. K. Unto the
Itosslaiid Miner is again pushing
the city ut gold into it" proper
cUw. The journal te now a credit
to thi« gr*at Kootenay country and
deserving of patronage from nil
vuiuii \l\iii mini. Uecy UHt; imn uiiuv
Iii Victoria the chief nt \uAiee
says playing draw poker is not
gambling. Tho chief must only
Ot* laminar WiWi gHitnee m vviucn
the hold-out never slepps. Otherwise he would know that draw
poker is one of the greatest
gambling gamim ever invented nnd
one in which luck frequently
biiflW* M'ifitH".
•'The outlook for'tho Lardeau
district for the present year is exceedingly bright," said J. W."West-
fall, of Trout Lake City. "The
number of properties now being
developed is greater than at any
previous juncture in the history of
tho Lardeau, and good results aro
being obtained in many sections.
"The advent of the Canadian
Pacific railroad was an important
factor in the upbuilding of thu Lav-
Of ovcry size, style and
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and ugly feet, and just
big feet. Storm rubbers,
Moccasln-top rubbers,
Overshoes, Rubber boots
For all feet
Don't have wet leet when
you can keep them dry
nnd comfortable with
our rubber goods.
Mcmv Denver, P., C.
Desiring to reduce my stock in
Dress Goods and Drv Goods, I will
offer, FOR ONE MONTH, my entire
stock in these lines at
25 °/o below regular price
A tew odd lengths of Dress Goods at
Ladies' Shoes and Slippers at same reduction
MRS. W. W. MERKLEY, New Denver
Hotel to rent, containing fixtures
and furniture, For further particulars address—
J. T. NAULT, Rosebery.
Brick Block    New Denver
Manager of BOSUN HALL.
Reports, Examinations and Management.
NEW DENVER,   -   B.C.
Address: E. HARROP, Nelson, B. 0.
Are you satisfied with your Income? Is your
time fully occupied?  It not-, write us.
Wecanglvoyon employment by the mon tli
on t?ood terms, or contract to pay you well for
such business as you secure for us at odd times.
We employ both male and female representative". The noxt three months Is the very best
time to toll our Roods. No deposit la required;
outllt is absolutely free.
We have tho largest nurseries lu Canada—over
R(io acres—a large raine of valuable new specialties, and all our stock Isguarnntced ns represented
If you want to represent tho largest. m'Mlt-popular and best known nursery, wrlto us. It will
lie worth your while.
Canada's Greatest Nurseries,
You're going
Don't you think
will be the right
hind vou?
a good photograph
thing to leave bo-
make a feature ot
They'll remind those who remain at
home that you nre an individual
worth missing,
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Baker St. Nelson
The Lake Shore Laundry
In New Denver
Ih still knocking tho 8|x)ts off of
clothing that Ik willed.
'.•'-■ Newmarket HoielK
It HCW DCftVCr, offers a pleasant .substitute for
homo to those who travel.   It te situated on the
Bhoro of Lake Slocan, the most beautiful lake in
all America.    From its balconies and windows
can be seen the grandest scenery upon this continent.
The internal arrangements of the hotel are 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 inorning.4^«^v^csi^s«^i-5i^3i-s>4^s)
^w      Tho best and cheapest meals iu the country are
■^w^ to be found in the dining room.   The house is run up-
L'J on cosmopolitan principles, and the prospector with his
^^ pack is just as welcome as the millionaire with his roll.
Every guest receives the best of care and protection.
The liquors nre the best in  the Slocan, and the
hotel has long been noted for its llsh and game dinners.
This is thc only fiwt-class house in tho Lucerne of,
North America.   Ono look at the landlord will con*
viiico any stranger that the viands aro of the best quality.    Rooms reserved by telegraph.«J«J5CSi-»«^t-in^
HENRY STBOE.  Proprletorirv^irN^^N^fiNj) ($A
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Ton ri »t travel to tho ennui prom-
Iftfw to l*» v<»ry heavy thin year. If
tlio Kootenay dodrcs a tthnre of it
now i* tlio time to fn» tho printer
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mav I*m*ii »t iho ttftlrr of the utxIfnlirtM*),
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Ms'tiri Orary. M Vonp* strwl, Toronto, tm
ittt mil tl»v of March, U'O.i lh« followluir prop>
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MH5lill*r»if«.nMltlnntoil*Town of S>w Han*
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the*a-m<«!« * frsnw tw»»t.,ry dmllint.
'IV,, j«-r etui of the ^uh-Imsi* ntMifv lo I* f*H
it lli.- tlm* "t ulc.iml th*im*«m-* within thirty
.1 »> • iltrr<-ari.-v    K»l<**.u!-)rt-l to a Kwrvt' Bid.
TwdJiTt* wOlmimf-i-tt»!# j«-"ifd jiot tour than
tbt* Mh tint of Murrli. H*«, aA.lit-.'Hln* follows-
M Voium- Sit* t. Toronto, Ont.
KtlHblUlifil 1H17.
Capital (all paid ap) $12,0OQOOO.OO
Reserved fund : : 7,000,000.00
Undivided profits  :   :   510,084.01
Kt. Hon. Loud Stratiicoka and Mount Hotau O.C.M.U. President*
Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,
E. a Clouhton, General Manager,
' Branches in all parts ot Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and
the United States.
New Denver branch
UE B, D    VEBEtt, Manager Tekeb Yeih.
fier Crooked Shadow
There is an ancient Danish legend
still whispered by the old wives as
they gather in the twilight around
their cottage hearths. They tell
how the maiden who steps aside
from the straight and narrow path
of virtue is followed ever after by
a crooked shadow. She may be as
straight as a young poplar tree,
but her shadow will be bowed as if
carrying a heavy load.
Marian Dare's years barely
numbered twenty when she turned
her back upon Eden, like her great
foremother, Eve, and went out
into the desert, alone—no; not
alone, for with her went the
Crooked Shadow.
She had poured her all at the
feet of a beautiful image, only to
find, too late, the feet of clay. But
a dauntless spirit was hers, and
pain iB the rarest of teachers.
Partly from necessity, partly from
choice, she took up her pen. Like
the Lady of Shalott, sho sat in hor
room and let the world go by,
weaving the ever changing scenes
into many a fantastic shape; content to dwell apart if she might
picture the life she could never
again hope to share.
She had been a contributor to
The Vanguard for several years
before meeting its editor. But circumstances arose making an interview imperative, and, sorely against
her inclination, she found herself
before a door, the gilt lettering of
which proclaimed the home of The
Preconceived ideas of people are
seldom realized, and Marian's
proved as fallible as the majority.
On being ushered into his private
office, she looked in vain for the
rotund personage with the bald
head and benevolent spectacles—
her mental picture of the editor.
The figure bending over the desk
was neither stout, bald nor elderly;
and the head lifted at her approach
wore the face of a dreamer, sensitive and high-strung, yet with a
certain latent strength and decision.
. As he arose, Marian received a
second shock, for the crooked misshapen body harmonized but ill
with the handsome head and the
gray eyes which met hers so
"ffankiy"Avere~beiow~th^e~ievei"Of her
Gordon Kent had often speculated as to the personality of his
favorite contributor, but he mentally decided that her pseudonym
was less an enigma than the beautiful woman seated opposite him.
He found himself wondering what
memories had darkened her somber
eyes and graven lines around the
perfect mouth.
"Why have you hidden yourself
so long?" he demanded, "after an
exchange of commonplaces. "Now
that you have emerged from your
seclusion, I shall see that you do
not return to it!''
"I cannot write unless in seclusion," she replied, coldly, adding
with a touch of malice, "as you
havo asked for this series of articles, perhaps you would better
leave me in solitude."
"It is unfair to appeal to my selfishness," cried Kent.
"Suppose wo call it your business instinct; it sounds bettor."
In spito of her indifferent manner,
there was a peculiar cadence in hor
voice that Kent waited for as for
hidden music.
"You arc a cynic, Miss Dare,"
he said.
'No; merely a student of human
Arc you as hard on yourself as
you aro on the balance of poor humanity? '
A faint indeliuable expression
crossed Marian's face, as if tho
careless words had touched somo
hidden wound. She was silent,
and Kent, quick tonoto tho change
on her face, hastened to turn the
conversation into less jicrsonal
Thc editor proved exacting; unreasonably so, Marian thought,
wltPii he requested a second, nnd
oven a third interview. Hut when
she Intimated thi-. ho explained
tho necessity, and suggested with
some temerity that he come to her
So he braved and conquered tho
grim-visnged maid, who guarded
the  entrance to Marian's  apart-
iiit'tu.     .ii ai inn » ntni **,%.** out ptuKil I
ii^iliitJ-.l      iiiifi      nuici.,     tmuijit iitiilt;
friendliness. His deformity helped
disarm her, anisSejUSmg n» it did
to her sympathies, and then, too.
he yatisfled uu unacknowledged
-craving ol her/mart Joroouipajiion-
ship. It was Kent who brought
her the choicest bits culled from
thc new books, and who opened
her eye* to new heauties in the
world of art and literature. To
Kent the hours spent in Marian's
co*>y jiarlor were oases in the Sahara of existence; and neither
dreamed that the bonne comora-
derie might load to toracUiing
Kent had long ago decided that
he could never hope to share the
sweet burdens borne by other men.
Hitherto his magazine had taken
the place of wife and child, and his
joy and pride were in its prosperity
and growth.
In a secret recess of his desk lay
a small wooden box enclosing a
shining toy, mounted in pearl and
silver. Sometimes, when the stress
of life lay heavy upon him, he
would take it from its hiding place
and examine it, meditatively.
Sometime, when he was tired of it
all, he meant to use it. But it was
significant of the change that had
come into his life that he had not
touched that drawer since meeting
Marian Dare.
He had dropped in late one November afternoon, weary and depressed, and while Marian busied
herself with the teacups, he picked
up a volume of Omar Kayyam. He
dipped at random into the melodious quartrains aud finally began to
"Why, if tho soul can (ling the dust
And free upoi; tho air of heaven rido,
Wer'fnota shame, wer't not « shame
for him
In this clay carcass crippled to abide?"
"Really, Mr. Kent, the day is
quite dreary enough without such
philosophy as that! Surely you
are not in earnest ?'' Marian paused
with the teapot midway.
"Never more so," was the quiet
reply. "When a man suffers, he
seeks relief; why, then, if he finds
life unbearable, should he not seek
supreme relief ?"
Neither the logical nor the ethical bearings of the argument concerned Marian. Intuitively she
grasped the closer, more personal
application, and she looked at Kent
with troubled eyes.
"Marian, would you care?"
He had never called her Marian
before, and some new quality had
crept into his voice. She turned
to him in swift enquiry, and the
startled look on her faee deepened
into one of terror, for the floodgates were down and Kent was
pouring out his love in a torren of
He saw her changed expression
and ceased abruptly.    "Lam worse
than a fool!" he cried, bitterly.
"Forgive me ! I will never distress you again !"
Marian sat at her window looking out into the night, with soft,
shining eyes. Lost for a moment
to the sense of her unworthiness,
the thought of Kent's love was
sweet. Her heart urged her to accept it. Why not take what was
already hers, trusting the future to
keep the secret of the past 1 Ah,
the Crooked Shadow! No, the
story must be told ! She tortured
herself picturing the lovelight in
Kent's eyes changing to a half-
contemptuous pity. She sprang to
her feet with a half-inarticulate
cry. Anything but that! Sho
could not bear it; rather than that
she would go away and never see
his face again.
Kent paused at the door in dismay. The pretty litter of books
aud trilies had vanished, and the
little parlor looked bare and dismantled. The maid explained in
contented tones that her mistress
was going away.
Kent's heart sank, but he turned
as Marian entered, and, and replied to her constrained greeting
in a cheerful manner:
"And so you arc going away
he said, inquiringly, breaking in
on Marian's commonplaces.
"Yes, I am going to England,"
she replied, somewhat breathlessly.
"To England!" echoed Kent,
"You know I havo often spoken
of it, and I havo a good chance--"
The explanation, begun so
bravely, ended ignoininioiif.lv at
the sight of his pained face.
Kent had himself well in hand,
however. He inquired quietly, almost indiferontly, of her plans,
and the coming voyage; but ih ho
looked around tlie familim- room,
now so strangely unfamiliar, he
was bidding farewell to nil that
made life dear.
The dusk of the short winter day
was falling as ho rose to go.    He
iiCIW UUi ills tMillt.
''UvViVi'MJ'C,        »i€    Siiiit,
pleasant voyage,"
"Shall I not usee you
she faltered, iu hurt surprise,
"Perhaps not—it Is quite uueer*!
self in it, burying her face inthe
velvet where his head had rested.
Suddenly from some dim recess
of her brain came the lines she had
heard Kent read. In her own
wrought state, they seemed a revelation. "For the last time," was
that the key to it ?
Somehow, she never knew just
she found her wraps and descended
to the street. The rain had come
with the night, and the swaying
arc lights were reflected on the wet
pavement in glittering segments.
She looked around, helplessly shivering with cold and apprehension.
She managed at last to attract the
driver of a passing cab. She gave
him Kent's office address, confident of finding him there.
"As fast as you can," she added
tensely. One idea alone possessed
her—to find Kent, ere it was too
late. After that—it did not matter; she could go away.
The carriage stopped. Almost
before its wheels had ceased to
turn, she had reached the pavement, and with a word to the driver
over her shoulder, was hurrying up
the dark stairway.
The outer room was dark, but a
bright light shone through the
ground glass door of the inner office. Sho crossed the darkened
space and knocked. There was no
response. She tried the door, but
it was locked. In sheer desperation, she raised her clenched band
and struck tho glass fiercely, shivering it to atoms.
At the sound of the Crash, Kent
turned an angry, startled face to
the door.
"Gordon!" she cried, "Gordon!"
Forgetting all at the sound of
her voice, he sprang to the door
and threw it open. Her eyes traveled past him to the desk, where
lay something that glittered in the
gaslight. She raised her hand
from which the blood was streaming and pointed to it.
"You have hurt your hand 1" he
cried, drawing her into the room.
She seated herself mechanically,
her eyes still fixed on the shining
"That is why I came," she said,
indicating it with a shudder.
"Indeed, you are kind, but was
it worth while?"
The indifferent tones hurt her.
"How cruel you are!" she sobbed.
—"jx.fciiu~~iuoik*ou~»jj~iiui-~\vi.uuou impassive curiosity that was maddening. >
"Do you really care so much?"
he asked.
"Care 1" She tried to calm herself, to gather strength and courage
for what she had to say. She looked
up imploringly into the face bending over her.
"I have something to tell you,"
she said, breathlessly, "something
you should have known long ago;
but I did not know—till too late—
and your friendship was so sweet—
but now I have come to tell you
how unworthy I am of a good
man's love."
She was down on tho floor on
her knees, her face hidden in the
arm thrown across the desk, her
loosened hair brushing the shining
Kent laughed in joyous incredulity. "As if anything could
change my love for you," he cried.
Ho tried to draw her lo him, but
sho shrank away.
"Wait," sho said, "wait."
Slowly, painfully, in low, disjointed sentences, she faltered out
her story, and as she proceeded,
the hand that held hers tightened
its grip till it almost crushed the
slender lingers. It was a crucial
test; love, pride, an hundred emotions contended for the mastery;
but when she ceased (o speak, he
put his arms around her, nnd drew
her to his breast.—X. L. Pritchard
iu the Valley Magazine.
(each one different) are sent to any address in
America, carriage paid, on receipt of TWO DOLLARS.
LOWERY'S CLAIM attacks all the evils in church,
state and society. It is the most fearless journal in
Canada, and has been denied the use of the mails.
Address all orders to—
R. T. Lowery, New Denver, B. C.
hands with him aud gave him a
warm welcome. Thc bookkeeper
was puzzled and put out, but only
for a moment. Then the proprietor explained:
"James, wo have had an expert
on your books during your absence."
"Y-yes, sir."
"He has discovered that you
have embezzled 8330,000 from us
during the last two vears."
"But, sir,"
"Don't deny it, James. Figures
won't lie. Yes you have embezzled
"But, I—I"-
—"and I am glad to see you back.
Wo happen to be hard up just at
present, and if you could lend us
$2f),000 we'd take it as a great
favor and remember it at the first
of the year. There's a check,
James, and please lil I it out and
go on with your work as usual,
glad you had a good time, and I
hope it won't inconvenience you iu
the least to pull us ont of the hole.
That's all, and thank you very
much." _____
The grave-digger was taking a
nip from a black bottle. "Are you
you not afraid you will fill a
drunkard's grave?" asked the
preacher. "There's nothing to be
afraid of," replied thogravedigger.
"I've filled too manv <<f 'em."
preach in an old, remote parish,
one Sunday, when the aged sexton,
insinuatingly said: "I hope your
rev'rence won't mind preachin'
from the chancel; ye, see, this is a
quiet place, and I've got a duck
sittin' ou fourteen eggs in the
So far the history of nations is
to a large extent the history of war.
Tho time is coining when it will be
otherwise, when men shall heat
their swords into plowsdm i <.'.«. —'Kov
Dr. Caven. Toronto.
is   ;i* demoralizing
Our Headache
Curing Record
Hundred* have been
(rei.il from |>«rin«terit
headache-* by our
• ilentlrtcully titled
When we undrrtllhu
tu iuri* lu-nduchi: w»
Co It or refund tho
Gold ;■...» .7ft I -Gold and Silver. .$1.00
Lead 75 | Gold.ollv'r.copp'r 1.50
Samples by mall receive prompt attention.
Gold and Silver Refined and Bought
17'.T> An<jmli<><- St.,   l>*niivt>r, Colo.
Ti. OKOKIJK T. McKKN/.H:. inteof New Denver, UiitiKh t'oliimlilii. ml tn whniniwcver lie
uny have trnt inferred In-- Interest In the
•'Slntri-lioldii" inlr eral el« im. situated north
i.f Hear l.ald'.ai il iiilji.lnlni; tin- "Lakevim1'
in AinMU'iili IMvMnii,
yi'U ARK HK11KBV XOTIKIKt- that I have
I evpeiuleil Wtt.ii*i In lalinriiiid improvement!
upon tlie nlmve iiienti.iin -I mineral claim under
tin' provlninii- ul tin- Mineral Act. ami If within
ninety days (mm ilit- dale nl thl< imtlee you
full or ruliHe tn ft.iitiil.iile jmir proportinlinl tlie
above mentioned kiiim, wliich in now due, to-
twtlier with all ci>m* nf adverti*.hi*i;,yiiui'interest
III the -aid claim will heciine I lie |i)'< .|-eitv of the
nnili'i'slifueil, undi-v Sctl.m » 'it an Ait en-
tltli'il'An Ael tn Atneiiil the Mineral Act y.mi."
I Mil i| at New Denver, II. C, tllU Hlli dav of
Nnveiiilier.p.ioi. WOHT. WILLIAMS.
Witnccs flunk** S, Itashdiill.
London   Tit-Bitu   says   that-
country  parflon   lately   went
ItOllltV   HAD   IIKNT   OF IT.
Edwin and Angelina had just re-
returned from a long walk, hot
and thirsty, when Angelina asked
Kdwln to come into the drawing
room and havo some lemonade.
He assented; hut when they arrived at tho house Angelina found
to her dismay that there was hut
one lemon left. She i in mediate})
told her brother Boh to squeeze the
whole of the lemon into Edwin's
glass and bring her a glass of witter.
Edwin also became aware of the
fact that there was only one lemon,
«.nd told   Huh in unnee/o the whole I ttv'nta
The Filbert Hotel
of the lemon  into Angelina'* (»la«* ' u.«^
anil bring him a glass of water.
The result was that a few minute"
later the (wo lovers might have
lieen seen daintily  sipping  their
,,i,.,.,.,.. ,-,t    .,". ,i   ,.,.i.;.*.„   n.,1.1,
Is tho house to stop al whon
in tho Silvery <'ity. The
rooms nre airy and the heels
eonihieive to slumber, while
the eallhells hesjdo every
door will put you in mind of
modern   civilization.     The
i   the   dmin**"   mom
wil uiM*1: a jiui,)i ni>,'2i Y'Aiy
taste and change your siom-
aeh into an internal heavon.
The FUlwi'i is eosmotHiHtuii.
.'.". I    it. I line Itmiwetor,
SAND »N". li.«:
|oth*r tawran nips if it wm strong and is nut upon the Canadian
enough;   while naughty   brother American     and     European
convulsed with laughter, wnn p|Ht>      'pju.   |m|.   jH   iv|>|<>te
with all kindHolbraeersfrom
standing outside the door kicking
that lemon.—New Yorker.
tain—let ine my good-bye now.
'•Good-bye," «hc repeated, mechanically, laying her hand in hte.
Iio heaitoted a moment, then earned it to his lipn.
"It is tbe last time,*' he murmured.
Long after hehad  gone, the witA —_
in the gathering gloom, with only; He had returned from hte liu>
her own aad thoughts for company, f weokH off looking much the better
<Mppo«it« hUwd the chair he had oo- * tor it, imd a* he enteral the More
* upiid.   She arose and ^atcd her-, the proprietor advanced and idiook
jTonfle old  rye  tn the tipple
that loams in fhe jria>s.
Wm. Bennett
.Joli Printing i> an art.
It is luday uiie oi th«'
moM advanced of arts,
and greater •■U'ui'ts ate
l^'inn-   *m«i<l«i    in   eti'uAi
itiM-V«'<>Ti<m y\\;\\\ ovt'v
heloie iii Die h'htory
of printing. Kvtry up-
to-date  business man
To SASKOIU) DAIta.l-:, ir tn ulnim-n-cn r he
may   have trinifi-rreil  hl» inti te«t   in the
"l'.t»if(t: Nn. V," "|lrlnt<i|"nuil "Ciiniiiniiiler"
Mineral('lnlinn, »ltiwteoii tit.-N.Ttit K.-rknf
Klltllt MlleCrivk. iu iln- sl-i-m Mining lll-
vWon.nf W«»t K.u.ft-is.'iv Iii-tin i
\'Or mi In nliy u.i.iiii.l that  1 have uiindi-d
I    pit ii"--. «»uii nt nmk    ml r<ciitdliu.' fremiti
'.In ..!■■* i* ...iti.i ,i i j,,,n,, ,'. i  ,!,<  >.,i  ).,,-,: iuul,
tilde hundred and «et.-n  ilidlni* nod lillv rrnt*;
iniuiiiv. "tie limnled mid t\n> id ll.ii-.iiiii llfty
ei'liUtur  null  i.t   tl'i-  villi  rhiinin    In nitler t»
hold the tulil i linn- uiul. r the I nnl-Piii* •■! the
Mini nil  Ael: .mil if.  within   '«•  iln« In-in Ihe
ditte nf t|il« inaire, *,,» full i t left,..- i.ii-'.iitrllf
ut.- ,><nit- pr'iii>-ri|i.n    f mi. h ••*!■« n liliirt*», in*
.-••Iln t-\»ith :ill i ■ M y .niu ttl'iiii;  *   urli.Jmst
tn Mild i Iii hu Ml'.'. In -i ti i- (lie jo.| it iv nf the mile
•filler  iiedi:f  •<i-ii..n   l   ..!   tl..*   Mn.ff.il   Ail
Alllelldlfl. Ill  All,   '.Hi'
Ihili-il thl* Kill dnv nf |i.ieni!..r, \:*t.
Hitnid lilts   i:   IIOfK
Hear Fortune
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I in*i- i.i|,.t. ly.    A*\-
ancf ot
haviuu his Ma-
wi-11  printed.
R. T. Lowery
New Denver, B.C.
T« atiO frntn V.ui..\*-ttti i»-ii.t« via r.-imllmn
»»•<) tinrrtrm !!• ,*       \)rv    •■*■  *t.l'U t*   *»tn
n\i*, llt-klil lil.rt  *i.':   ti'. »:i ill *t,   1*.   i.-.^V,
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W !'. #", t'nmwiit.t*. O. «. «. Apt , W *■ t i|»r THE LEDGE, NEW DENVEffc, B. C, FEBRUARY 12, 1903.
Tenth Yeab
Notary Fu.lolio.
Notary Public, Insurance Agent and
lalng Broker. Mining Stock? bought and sold.
General agent for Slocan properties. Small
Debts Court held lst and 3rd Mondays in every
month.  Established 1895.
and American plan. Meals, J5cents. Rooms
from tic up to il. Only white help employed.
Nothing yellow about the place except the sold
In the safe. MALONE & TREGILLUS.
MADDEN HOUSK, NELSON, is eontrally
located and lit by electricity It is headquarters for tourists and old timers. Miners or
millionaires are equally welcome. THOS.
MADDEN. Proprietor.  '
rpHB ROYAL HOTEL, Nelson, is noted for
A.-  the excellence of itseuistnii,  SOL JOHNS,
BARTLETT HOUSK, formerly the Clark
is the best tl a day hotel in Nelson. Only
white help employed. G. W. BAKTLETT
THE   EXCHANGE, In KASLO, has plenty
of airy rooms, and a bar replete with tonics
and bracers of many kinds.
rpHE MAZE, in KASLO, \» just thc place
X for Sloean iwople to timl when dry or In
search of a downy couch.
T G. MIJI.V.IN, MitmifaeliirliiK- Jeweller.
fj . Kxpevl Wliteh Repairer, Diamond Setter,
and KtiRrnver. Maiitifnettiivs Chains. Lockets
and Hlnw. Workmanship (.'immuteed equal to
nny in Cniiail.'i. Orders bv mall solicited. Box
240, Sandon.
pure Latukla Student's' Mixture, Pace's
Twist, Craven's Mixture, Uuotjaek, Niitunil
Leaf, and mnnv other klndsnf Tobacco.
G; 13. MA'TTHEW, Nelson, P.O. Hox in.
HJ. PIIAIlt, Dealer iu l-'orcifjn and Do-
.   mestic Cigars and Tobaccoes.   lUkcr St.,
Kootenay Candy "Works.
T   A.   MCDONALD,    Manurneturinj*   and
V •   Wholesale Confectioner.    Nelson, li. 0
"Wholesale   Meroliants.
ers in Butter. Eggs, Cheese,
Fruit,Nelson, B.C.
Produce and
FL, CHKISTIE, L. L. 1!., Barrister, So-
.   Hcltor, Notary Public. ~   '"
Every Friday at Silverton.
Sandon, B. 0.
. . Solicitor, Notary Public.
B., Barrister,
  try Pudiic.    Sandon, B, C.
Branch Office at New Denver overy Saturday.
# .yorri the suit's Kennet 5
1 HANK   REKLAW _     _     \
Do not measure a man by his faults
so much as by the faults "he finds in
The man, or woman, who can see
nothing but faults, in an individual
or an institution, can be put down as
a person of faulty conceptions.
Fault* in ourselves are not to be
W e cannot be too bitter in our de-
nounciation ot our own faults—to our
selves—but the faults of another are
clearly out of our jurisdiction.
. There is more good than evil in
every well-balanced person, or institution;
It we cannot see it we ourselves are
to blame.
A corrupt mind can sec only corruption—it measures everything by
its conception of goodness.
Il that conception consists ia faultfinding; if its highest aim is to put
people on parade and point out their
detects—or what they consider defects
—as they pass, then their conception
is shadowed by a darkened disk, and
is of a low standard of purity.
Any fool can tako a hammer and
knock down a dilapidated building,
but it takes a genius to build a* better
Any fool can find fault, and with
the hammer of prejudice knockdown
a wasted'character, but it requires
the best that is in a man to rise above
faults and find the good.
There is no merit in fault finding.
It used to be thc caper, but the
world has advanced beyond that.
Fault-finding is misdirected energy;
The world doesn't want it-
It is tired of hearing about people's
faults, and wants to hear about their
Nobody is so good but what flaws
could be picked in their character;
And nobody is so bad but what
some goodness can be found in them.
Our ability to find the good is the
measure of our character.
As it is with individuals, so it is
with communities and organizations
and institutions of whatever nature.
No man can build himself up by
tearing another down;
No man can dwell upon the goodness of others without developing his
Mining Properties.
New Denver, B. C.
Minini? properties should address Box SO.
Insurance & R,eal Estate
Mining Properties'
Lots for Sale.
Houses to rent and Town
1 8. RASHDALL, NewDenver, B. O.
Real Estate and Mineral Claims for Sale. Cl-'lms
represented and Crown Granted,
Lumber, Door*. Windows. Store FronU-Show
Cases, Storo and Bar Fixtures. Counters, Fancy
Glass. H. HOUSTON, Manajrer.
Nelson, B.C.
Dec IC-Surplas fraction, Fidelity hill. S- T
17—Coineskev Fraction !No 2, Galena Farm, S
27—Redress Fraction, Payne mountain, GH
80—Windey. Wilson ereek, N F McNaught.
Jan 14—Redress Fraction No 2, Payne mountain, V Nelson.
Nov. 20—Bellevue Fraction,   Dec. 8—Evenin
Star Fraction. Black Eagle, Ara'i.' ll—Jehoval
Fraction,   in—Ontario, Glengarry.    29—Christina.   30—Edna Kate.   31-Suow Bird, Fitz, IX
L.   Jan. fl—Diamond Fraction, Orient Fraction,
12—Dominion No a.   15—G, H.
Dec. S—St- Joe, L M Knowles to C Brand, 1;
to A R Fiugland, I   Deo. 4
12—J H Moran and C W Greenlee to F E
Kingsburg. 16 each, Home Run, Mowieh fr,
Grand Stand and Ronald fractions. Dec, 13,1901
Polo, W J Pasmore aud C Banting ito H Williams.  Dec 4, '
10—Jenny, Lake View, Royal fi, J, T McIJae. D
Matheson and E Hnnt to D McDonald. July 30.
Jenny, Lake View, Royal Five, D Matheson to
E Hunt.   May 25.
Jenny, Lake View, Royal Five, quit Claim, D.
McDonald to r. McRae, D Matheson and E-
Hunt.   July 7.
l!--La Belle. {. B F McNaught to A York,
Dec 12.
20—Reliance and Reliance Fraction, lende.J
Fostor and J 11 Cory to .1 F Foley & Co   Oct 25.
Jan 7—Redrew Fraction. ',, G IT Wright to A
C Garde.  Dec.2!>.
Redress Frae ion, 1,0 11 Wright lo J K Jones.
Dee i'.l.
Redress Fraction, J, G. II Wright to (J F
Hansom.   Dee 21).
ll-HedressFraction Xo 2, J, P. Nelson toG.
F Hanson.   Jan 14.
Ri'tlres-s Fraction No 2. 5, 1' Nelson to A Q
Garde.   Jan 11,
Redress Fraction No. 2. \, V Nelson so ,1 E
Jones.   Jan 14.
22—Dardanelles Fraction, Helen W Xeweomb
to Dardanelles Oo.   Dec 8.
34—Stanley Mineral Claim, notice re delinquent
co-owner notice Ity 11 T Lowery.   Jan 2D-
2-s-Penobscot. I, MR W Rathhorue to FCulver.   Sept :),
Felt. 7—Shareholder .Mineral Claim, notice re
delinquent co-owner, hy It. T Lowery.   Feb 0.
Mascot No. 2, Notice of sheriff's sale. Feb 5.
CliltTll-'ICATK 01'  IMl'ItOVEMKSIS.
0ct2!)-C B.   Dec 4   Cross Roads.   20—Baltimore, Lc Hoi, Silver Wedge Fraction.
Feb I—Miller Creek Fraction.  !)—Keewatis.
gBSSJPffl KSgjpasj ES2S3KXS353B!
Fads and Philosophy
My stock of watches and diamonds is
enormous.  I have the resources, talents
TUC   ICU/CI CD andexperienceforsupplylugthese goods
lilt utWtLtn iu a manner that admits of neither loss
nor dissatisfaction to our customers.   I buy largely because I sell largely.n Large
buying makes low selling possible and economy In expenses makes it 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 of all kinds.
Sterling Hollow Ware.      My stook 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.
A man whj would "doctor" a piece
ot meat and under cover of darkness
throw it to a dog, is no better than a
black-hearted murderer, and would
poison the milk of an infant child if
he were not afraid of having his neck
I don't care what kind of a dog he
is or it is;
Hasnad 15 years experience ini
•      U.C,
 ,    n dental work, and
makos a specialty of Gold Bridge Work.  Most
complet.) dental ofUce In B 0,
Qeneral   Store.
a. ..„,•,...   .........   FORKS, dealer in
_ .   Groceries, Dry Goods, Etc.,   Goods Ship-
pod all over the Slocan.
Vi  Or
on tho Continent ol North Ameri'(I CAL I II
oa. Situated nildit acunery un- D C C fl D T
rivalled (or Grandeur. IkmtliiK, n CO U II I
KUhlnir and Excursions lo tlio many |iolnu of
Interest. 'Me-graphlc communication with *U
parts ot thu world; (wo mails arrive nnd depart
everyday. It* bathed cure nil ticrvoue and
musculardiseases; lu waters Ileal all Kidney.
Liver and Stomach Ailment* or every name.
The pries of a round-trip ticket between
New Denver and Halcyon, obUinahle all the
year round and uood for*) dny*, U »3.sl Halcyon Sprliif-i, Arrow l,ak*». II C,
ronjf  Mel.ATI IIIK.
I   vlucUl Land Hurveyor.
Dominion and
Alt HEYLAND, Rninnaorand Provincial
,   l.au.l Surveyor.   KASl.O
VANSTOSK'H   IMtiru   NTOUK,  Svlmm.
Mull imh'ti pro njttlv atti'inlisl lo,
I     It.   IMMIIItOX,  Hind-Mi,  M»imf«etHW-
tl,    C'loililiii/loonier;  iuul i-tllelM Uatritnut
«-m alleli«..'».
Silver King Hotel
In Nolnon, I have secured a
it«*V U.A/K l,U} lllHA-tUil, itlltl
i.,»iC Aluiltn,*.*!    (llU   IIAU1U (U
whin it waa y«'»rs ago:
Ihe Wver   Jfinir  Rntpl
This name U famllUr to all
who Waxed the trails In early
ttnyi, nnd the newcomer*
will nr»t forfet it If they drop
io and tee me.
irthe same.
The poisoner is always the same,
be it male or female;
But the poisoned brute may be
well-bred and valuable for his intelligence, or -low.bred and valuable
only for his ugliness.
Life is the same to one as the other,
and our editor might think as much
of his mongrel bull pup as you do of
your fancy-bred pointer.
Heal dog value has nothing to do
with it.
I never saw a dog poisoner caught,
but I'd like to just once.
I would break my chain or pull my
kennel out to the deepest hole in Slocan lake to see him dropped overboard.
The Burrard election is over and
Chris Foley was defeated by a very
narrow margin.
Chris Foley was the workingman's
candidate and was trying a straight
shoot for the Commons hole.
If his electon would have helped
labor and tho country generally it
would be better had he not missed
the hole.
But Cbris' political efforts have
been somewhat of a "jolly" from the
He has managed to get into the
race at every opportunity, and lm
come out second best every time.
This is no disgrace.
Better politicians than Chris Foley
will ever be, have suffered defeat
oltener than he will ever have a
But Mr. Foley can blnmo himself
for many things.
He has been a demagogue.
Tlmts a bad failing for any poli>
Ue Iiub talked too much for votoa—
too much to tickle the cam of working
peoplc~~and has failed to applv his
platform arguments to his actual life.
In the recent campaign only, his
opponents brought up a charge against
him tlmt wliiltt lie was making his
rabid speeches against fhe Chinese, a
ChiiiHiniin was employed on his
'When tho charge was made tlio
responsibility of the offense was
■Hflilleil uron Mr*, Foicv, who published a letter over her signature,
stating that sho was running the
hou*c independent of Mr. Foley and
that she had employed the Chinaman
and paid him out of her own pocket.
.,,, A. itiiivu «*>«u,j uii itij uuc, aliil
the. very hei thnt it Ir true, .ly j.Vt
worst loature about it.
The cause of the working man can
not be helped by electing, or attempting to elect men to Influence tlie
OnvprnTTiPnt   whn   ^nnnnt   Inflnnnn*
their own homes.
Dee 15—New Dodworth, on Tamarak ek, C M
17-Silver Star, lst n fk Lemon ck, Mike Mlllan
Dec 10—MoonllRht and Starlight, each for 3
years. IS—Oro No 2, Katy fr. *2—Southern
Uhlef, Ciuh. 29-Redwood, South Exchange,
Mountain Con, Two Brothers. Jan 5—Quien
Sahe.  2*J-Eust3ide No 2, Portia, Bcltina fr.
Dec 18—Publisher's notice re Slug Ten.
18—Spokane, W limes to Sidney Norman,
Summerseith J, J Doiron to P Schomberjr.
Black Prince fr J, Con Murphy to PSchombcrg
Doirest l, tl Doiron to P Schomberg.
Slocan Prince and Dundee J, L Doiron and R
E Allen to P SchoinberR.
Four Friends \, W E Bole to P Schomberff.
Slocan Prince and Dundee \, Plack Prlnc« fr,
Summerseith, Four Friends and Doirest i, P
Schoinbcrg to Robt A Bradshaw.
29—Publisher's notice re delinquent interests
in Chilkat and Delphlun
Port Hope i, T J Baty to Julia Baty.
Jan 3—Silver Prince, MMellan to Geo Bulko.
7-Slocan Prince and Black Prince fr, Leo
Doiron and Frank Sherry to Robt A: Bradshaw
mortgage on I Interest in each claim for ?400.
2-t—Four Friends J, WE Boie to Leo Doiron
Sommerselth J, Joseph Doiron to Con Murphy.
Sloean Prince and Dorest, 1, Leo Doiron to
Con Murphy.
Dundee 1, R E Allen to Con Murphy.
Four Friends, J. W E Bole lo Con Murphy.
31—Young Bear" 1-6, Murlllo' fr 1-6, Bright
Light 1-8, Lark {, Linnet J, D G McCuaig o
John Welsh.
Montreal 1, J C Gwlllim lo A M Johnson.
Montreal and Two Friends, all interest, A M
Johnson to Pioneer Mining Co, Ltd.
Jan 8—Port Hope, Slug Ten, Exchange, Silver
There is nothing noble in being
superior to some other man; the
true nobility is in being superior
to your former self.—Hindoo saying*.
The ballot is the dynamite that
capitalism fears.—Miners' Magazine.
The bad are powerful men mainly
because the good are sound sleepers.
The noblest worker is
does the lowliest service
loftiest spirit.
he who
in   the
Why yoo should buy
BeCaUSO it 1h the best quality.
BeCaUSO it l» the mam lasting
chew.       <■—■—■*
BeCaUSO it 1« the largwt high
grade 5 or 10c plug.
BeCaUSO the tagH are vnluablo for
premium!) until January
Ut, 1001.
BeCaUSe w«   guarantee   every
BeCaUSO your diwlor Ih author*
"I am still without a father-in-
law," said the drummer, "and I
guess a Long Island farmer is more
to blame for it than anybody else.
I met one of his daughters while I
was on my summer vacation and
fell in love with her, aud after six
months' correspondence I went
down to tackle the old man about
it. I drove up to the house with a
horse and buggy and went in, but
before I could get around to the
subject nearest my heart, he said:
" 'As a deputy sheriff of this
county I'll have to arrest you, sir.'
"Whafsup?" I asked.
"Driving faster than eight miles
an hour."
"But I was in a hurry to see
your daughter. I wanted to ask
her hand of you."
•'Wanter marry Sarah, eh■?"
"I do,"
"Wall, that's kind of you, but I
must do my duty as an officer and
make six shillings in fees. You'll
have to go along."
"I went along with him," said
the drummer, "and was fined §5
and costs, and, though I am not a
thin-skinned man, my feelings were
hurt, and I left Sara to find a better man. She was a nice girl, but
The worship of wealth is an evidence of demoralization and disintegration in any nation.
This old'tlmohotel has recently
been bought by the undersigned
and renovated into an up-to-
date hostelry. Miners, tourists
and all classes of this world's
people can always get a equnre
meal and an easy bod within
the portals of my doors. The
bar contains many kinds of
nerve bracers, ranging from
tho brow of Cody to the sweet
cordials of sunny France. If
you aro dry, hungry, weary or
sad when passing through the
Forks, lift the latch and drop in.
P.  BURNS   &   CO,
Shops in all the principle camps.      Excellent service always.
P.   BURNS  &  CO.
Job Printing
That assays high in artistic merit, quickly-
done at New Denver's printing emporium-
Add reSS =====
Staple and Fancy
Agent for
i/.ml   to   rflfuml    vour
money \t you are not
Why prosecute tho man or wom»n
Who Ntealn a goose from off the
common ?
And let the greater felon loose
Who ateiblti the common from Ihe
Evil is rm), but temporal. Good
in also real, but eternal.
Tea Tips
25 cts
25 cts
General Draying: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.
Coal & Wood for Sale
Saddle-Horses and Pack "AiiKnsisr
Feed Stables at New Denver.
Will buy ONE I'OUND
of i)ure,oIcan,flne-flivvored
Will buy ONE POUND
BLACK TEA. Purchasers of ten pounds or moro, will receive ono pound
extra for each ten pounds purchased.
Prices onour regular linos of CHOICE TEA,
30c. 35c, 40c, 45c, Me. and (Wo per pound for
Black, Green and Blended.
Kootenay Coffee Company
P. O. Box 18». Wat Bakor St.
NOT tha "largest nurserloi, BroenhsuMi, and
seed house* In tits world," but wa hava better
ttuuk than ever, aud you will save money by
buying direct. My new Catalogue will tefl
you all about It. Mailed free.
3«)u Westminster Road. Vancouver! II. 0.
0:00 a m. Lv. KASLO Au. 8:15 p. ra.
11:25 a. ni, An. SANDON Lv. 1:00 p. m.
5:00 a. m. Lv. NELSON Ah. 7:15 p. ra.
8:40 a. m, An. KASLO Lv. 0:35 p. m.
Tickets sold to all parts of tho United
States and Canada via Great Northern
and O, R. ft N. Company's linos.
For further particulars call on or ad*
ROBERT IRVING, Manager, Kailo,
Fred. Irvine & Co.
■■■■ "1 1
Wlnlnsto AftttU for B.C.
t*mtmtm, B.C.
Our Special
El Condor
Winter Apparel
Wo are showing in our new premises ono of the finest stocks of Udlm' W«*r ever HtunitiyeA In Nrirtw. I*
thn Udlft*'Department you will find a vory lar^c assortment of up-to-date and natty styles in Ladies' Silk
Cthmere and French Flannel Shirt and Blouse Wsi.u. A very pretty and natty lot of Ladles' Silk Ties
Scarfs and Nock Ties-Just received, special for tho holldty trade. Udini' and Children'* IUndksrchlef*'
iiu» noo v*|*-. t ot bo*», i,w, hums, Mutts and So.1 Jackets. In the Gent's Department we can show
you Men's Smoking Jackets, Dressing Gowns, Bath Robes, and Traveling Rugs: Silk Umbrellas: Ties Silk
Wraps, Scarfs, Mufflers. Kid Gloves, Mitts and Fancy Half How, and Underwear.
Fred. Irvine & Co,
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