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Array Volume IX.   No   17.
NEW DENVER, B. C.,JANUARY 28,  1902.
Price, $2.00 Year
SBrTtts^- CoTUrpbfa Fart-pS
^Comprehensive Report Published by the .Depart- tot
ment of Agriculture. §J
In the recently issued report of the
Department of Agriculture on the development of the agricultural sections
•of the province, a great deal of valuable information ia given that will tend
to enlighten the average Canadian on
the fertility and extent of fanning landB
in British Columbia.
Speaking of the Boundary the report
•says: "The Boundary district forms
the extreme southern part of the. district of Yale. In it are four distinct
■mineral basins: that around Christina
lake on tho east, that adjacent to the
north f<»rk of Kettle river, of Boundary
crook, and that of the main Kettle
rivor, with Rock crook and other tributaries. The whole area covers a dis-,
tance of about forty mileseastand west,
and extends about fifty miles north
wards. The southern boundary is the
intornational frontier.
"The topography of the district, while
it offers a considerable diversity, is not
very different from that of all the great
Whilst mountainous, its highest points
seldom exceed 5,000 feet, Kettle river
being about 1,700 feet above sea level.
Most of tho hills are forested to their
very summits with a variety of conif(*,r-
oii8 trees. The eastern, southern and
western slopes are open, nnd afford a
prolitle growth of bunch-grass, and
along tho valleys are many ranches
which are especially adapted to diversi-
lied farming, with the aid of irrigation.
There have been numerous tinds of ore
in all these basins, but a great deal of
utioxplored land Is still open to the
proHpector. The ore bodies, famous
for their enormous width, carry values
in (fold and copper, and gold, copper
and silver. To a large extent*—in some
properties, perhaps entirely so—the
gold will pay the mining and smelting
chnrges, leaving the copper partly or
wholly net prolit. There is, of course,
flonm silvei produced, but its position is
"The climate is an ideal one, with no
extremes of heat or cold. The snowfall
in the valley is light. Spring opens
early. Tho summers are pleasnnt and
not excessively hot, the temperature
alwiiyh declining at sundown The
Boundary ii famous for its Inacinu at*
moiphere, and has been described by
Ur, Bryco in his -'Climates of Canada"
as the ideal national annititriiim.
"The  mining camps    tributary   to
tJtiliid Porks, and with which they are
connected by go id road* and  by  rail
partially),  arc   Central,   Uroenwood,
Woliington, Hardy Mountain and Stun-
mit     This  is  exclusive  ol   Brown'*,
Knight'*, Mini other camp* dotting the
north fork of Kettle river     Fifty mites
north of 11 rami Finks I* a mineral beltj
discovered  a  year  ago.     It  already
boimts two camps— Franklin and Obnij
center—where rich copper-gold oie i*{
being taken out
"The supplies for these placed are
purchased Intirand Fork*, The *%gte-.
gato volume ot thin trade is estimated
at upward*-! of t.-VWUim annually, and U
romtantly Ine reading And yet the d«-
Telopment ol the hidden wealth in thia
rich territory U only in it* Infancy."
In the SlmHkttmcen valley very little
grain Im grown, It foolnu cheaper to buy
flour. Knot* and vegetable* reach per-
lectiiMi on Hit?«it ft, OiAc* mint*, ui tue
■HklliiJ | C*l(V)vi*, uiiniti* Am*  iiiiuntn*   un
well on the dandy touches,   lied clover
t,ti4\.1MAwy *»* lh* cMff h*'J i/^'AWtiA
when better methods are adopted, the
valley should produce a large amount
of butter. Portions of the hillsides', and
mountains are very steep, but the tops
are covered with bunch-grass and winter
grass; the bottom is rye grass, which
stands up through the snow and makes
good winter forage.
In the district about Okanagan lake,
in which is included Okanagan Mission,
Penticton, Trout creek-, Peachland and
the various ranches and settlements on
the shores of that fine sheet of water,
some nine miles long, the general altitude ranges from 1,150 at tho lake to
1400 foot, or thereabouts, at tho highest
points under cultivation.
Penticton is the end of navigation for
the steamers plying on the lake Trout
creek is eight miles to tht northward,
on the west side of the lake Peach-
land is a few miles higher up the lake,
and thence northward all the way up is
admirably adapted for fruit growing.
Tho settlors are somewhat scattered,
o wr ng-tu the abrupt'natureTif the"sh"oFes7
which do not permit of ranching everywhere nor at a distance from the lake.
Communication is maintained by steamers which ply on the lake, there being
ho road on tne western side, except
between Penticton and Trout creek.
On the east side, about half way up the
lake, is Okanagan Mission, of which
Ktdnwna is the chief place and shipping
point. An excellent wagon road connects this place with -/eruou, the prile
tical terminus of the ShiiHwnp and Oka
nagan railroad; this, with the steamer
service on the lake, gives it access to all
points Okanagan Mission valley is
one of the most fei ti'e and most beautiful in the province, and is capable of
producing crops and fruit belonging r
the temperate, as well as many of those
to the subtropical, zones. Large
quantities of produce are shipped out
from this section to all parts of the pro
viuce, a large proportion going to the
Kootenay inining region. Tobacco, of
an excellent quality, is produced and
manufactured into cigars at a factory
iu Kelowna.
Some wheat is produced, the price of
which is from 118 to -925 per ton. Oats,
of which a large quantity is produced,
fetch from $20 to $80 per ton. A good
deal of fall rye is grown successfully for
hay, on the lands where water is not
availably price about $20 per ton. All
root crops are successfully grown, especially potatoes Timothy hay is the
ptiiuipal crop grown for sale; averages
iiiniiit three tons lo the acre on irrigated
laud; prices ruled up to $12.51 pet ton
(,lover, especially, grows well here, and
no other grasses seem to heat It, ami it
never plays out Alsike and cocksfoot
are good for feeding purposes Karly
Indian corn doe* well, ilium Prolific
grows to the height of 14 feet, hilt does
not ripen well. Fruit is siicccdsfully
grown. Apple* yield well nml fetch
about 75 cents |wr box Plums and
cherries are good. Peaches and apricot* do well if flower* ewape early
The soil* within theaa district! are
cxlrtmely rich where watir can ho
obtained, and grow almost anything
It id also the end of navigation; climate
nnstirpasiiwl," scenery grand; and is also
a health resort.   There ia abundance of
tions of husbandry and to the. production of anything that can he expected
to be grown in these latitudes A
branch line of tho C, P. R. runs through
the district, connecting it. with the, main
lino at Sicamous The principal town
is Vernon, beautifully situated at the
head of Okanagan lake, and whence
good wagon roads radiate to all parts
of the district. Steamers, connect it
also with all points on the lake. Ann-
strong and Enderby are two other towns
on the line of railway north of Vernon
—14 and 23 miles, respectively Each
of these places have flour and saw mills,
the Hour mill at Armstrong being a
co operative concern owned by the people of the district, and is supplied with
good up-to-date machinery. That of
Enderby has the largest capacity and
is provided with all the latest 'improvements. About five miles from "Vernon,
on the White Valley road, is the Coldstream ranch, owned by Lord Aberdeen. It is well situated for general
farming, with good soil and an abundant supply of water for irrigation purposes. Under the ablesuperintendance
of Mr. Iiicardo, this farm has been
greatly improved and forms a good
object lesson. Unquestionably the best
apples in the province are produced in
this section of the country, including
al) points on the lake. Hops are also
produced in large quantities by irrigation. The road in this direction con-
nects with Maple and Sugar lakes,  the
headwaters of the Spallumcheen river,
also with Creighton valley, and a cattle
trail with Fi re Valley and Killarney on
the Lower Arrow lake. Two good
wagOll roads load fnnn Vernon In Arm
strong and Knde'rhy, and another from
the latter place to .Salmon Arm, on Ihe
main line of llie (J. P. It. The Spallumcheen river flows past Enderby into the
Shuswap lako at Sicamous, and is
navigable for stern-wheel steamers. A
great portion of Ihe country is open,
some of it slightly wooded, and some of
it rather heavily wooded for this part
of the country: the principal timber
trees hein**,'il)ouglns lir and larch on the
higher parts and yellow pine (Pinus
poiidei'osa) on the lower levels, inter
mixed in all cases wilh .i good deal ol
birch aud poplar. The laud is al!
highly fertile, requiring irrigation in
that part iu tho vicinity of Vernon The
necessity for irrigation for the successful production of crops is, however, not
as general as was formerly believed—
this belief having been somewhat dis
polled hy the operations of the settlers
who took up Iiud ou what is known us
the Cninmoiiiip-e, an extensive tract
lying to the smith of Vernon, between
Okiiiittgan anil Long lakes, and which,
in view of the absence of water for Irrigation purposes, was not considered
wot th taking up by the early settlers.
By judicious farming and putting in
early fall crop*-, it has been found that
a great deal ofthe laud can be siu-ocm
fully utilized for the production n' roofs
and cereals It is true that a very dry
■season, Mich as U sometime* experienced, may prove disastrous, and such
it contingency i* freelv predieled hy
-time of the enily ecttler*, but thc fact
remains that, giwd emps have been pro
(lured on the*'! lands, those of I tion being the best in tbe district In the
Spallumcheeii valley and the Salmon
river valley east, that id, in the vicinity
having its termini at Spence's'UBridge
and Kamloops, gives access to the C. P.
H. The Douglas Lake Cattle Company
and the British Columbia Cattle Company have extensive cattle ranges in
this section, where a large number ol"
beef cattle are produced for the coast
markets General crops of grain,
grasses and roots are successfully produced with irrigation, the soil being
very productive, and available water is
to be had in most parts. Large fruits
are not generally successful, but are
produced in some favored spots, such
as Qtiilchena, on Nicola lake, The altitude of the lake is variously given at
from 1,920 to 2,120 feet, that of Spence's
Bridge being 996 feet, and of Kamloops,
1,153 feet.
This district forms part of the well-
known Nicola Valley, being, in fact,
the lower end of that fertile trough in
British Columbia's sea of mountains
The valley, as a rule, is not more than
three-quarters of a mile wide, through
which the Nicola river meanders with
many a turn and twist. In what is
locally known as the Forks, being the
land at the junction of the Nicola and
Coldwater rivers, is a triangle of level
land, containing about 1,000 acres of
very fertile land. The alluvial soil
along the banke of tho rivers, originally
covered with a heavy growth of poplars,
willows and alders, is, when cleared,
very productive, producing immense
.ci'opa_jof_hay—and-grain<- The—bench-
lands, when sufficient water can be procured, are capable of growing almost
anything which can be produced in the
temperate zone The principal industry is entile  raising.    Soroo   c-nttlo  nre
winter-fed for the spring market,afford-
ing an outlet for surplus hay. There
is a local market with teamsters and
the neighboring mining camps of Aspen
(irove, Granite creek and Similkameen,
for a certain amount of grain and garden produce The population is scattered. There is one school at Lower
Nicola Fish abound in the rivers and
streams,und there is no lack of shooting
in the proper season.
The Lower Thompson river valley
district, including Ashcroft, Spence's
Bridge, Lytton and Savona, may truly
he said to be unexcelled for the production of fruit of nearly all kinds; and
although peaches have not, owing to
the peculiarity of the climate, been a
perfect success, there is no doubt that
certain kinds, and iu certain locations,
may yet be successfully cultivated
With cheap freight lated and its prox-
imltyto the coast market*, this district
would be able to supply all the tomatoes, gra|>es, melons and similar products that are consumed, to the exclusion ol t he California fruits The valleys
in this district are mostly between TOO
ami 'i.iVHJ feet above the sea level. The
tops of the surrounding mountain* arej
mostly from '2.IKM to 5.0HO feel abovel
the sen. The district may he said to]
iioiMxlof Juiiiitl ui  filliping  iiiiiiinuiim, , /AW iUU\ Hiereloi'i
Gen^aT News Float   1
In and About the Slocan and Neighboring Camps
that are Talked About.
1.0CAT.  chit-chat. | his    good    resolutions.     He   stopped
there, and the freight and treatment
rate is still what the C P. R. wants to
make it.
Sandon's hockey team went to Nelson
Monday. They returned to Slocan
Tuesday and put up a game there to
get even.
The editor of this paper arrived in
Vancouver on Sunday and found the
inhabitants cheerful. It had not rained
for fifteen minutes, and the saloons
were enjoying the dry season.
Percy Wilkinson is married and holds
a position in the Dominion hotel.
Ike Holden, of Nelson, is here and
expects to go into business.     R.T.L.
Ore is being raivhided from the Wonderful.
The force at the Washington has been
Work was started on the Neglected
this week.
One hundred men are on the Rambler-
Cariboo payroll.
The force at the Enterprise has been
reduced to 40 men.
Silverton's steady shipper.the Hewett,
sent out 85 tons last week.
A 100-ton shipment of ore is being
packed down from the Marion.
A big body of ore is being opened up
in the No, 5 tunnel of the American Boy.
R. A. Bradshaw is mayor of Slocan
City, being elected over A. York by
one vote. . "
The Enterprise management is experimenting with tiie oil process of con-
"centratitrg; ^   ~~~
Recruits Lake, Clark and Law, of
Slocan City, were accepted for service
in South Africa.
A nice showing of  ore   has   boon   on
countered on the Heal Ideal claim, one
of the Mollie Hughes group.
John Williams is still selling baths
that cannot be surpassed in the city.
Try one when you feel like iio cents.
A Three Forks correspondent says
that the two things lacking in that burg
are marriage licenses and brain food.
Geo. Smith has been carrying his arm
in a sling the past week, as a result of a
slide down a (i0-foot shaft at the Arlington.
The editor has gone to California to
adjust the affairs of that state. The
proceedings will he published in this
McKicliau, the union candidate for
mayor of Rossland, was defeated by .1.
O. Clute. One union councilman was
elected by acclamation.
The Bosun Brans Band will hold a
smoker in Bosun hall Saturday evening. A good program will he given,
and a free and easy time had.
The biggest registered mail that has
over come Into New Denver was lauded
from Hevelstoke this week. And it
didn't bring gladness with It either.
tieo \V  Hughes has a fortune iu the
Shiim'I.   It has "hipped five carloads of
ore (his month    The oie  carries   no
gets a  cut   ute on
The total amount of ore shipped from
the Slocan and   Slocan   City   mining
divisions for the year 1901 was, approx
imately, 80,000 tons    Since January 1
to Jan.  11,  1902, the  shipments have
been as follows:
Week     Total
I'.tti lir ,	
IV.'illllOt*        (I)
Sunset (Jackson Die-tin,!...  -ill
Kcpn ,,. .. in
A merlon n Buy  i'i
Arlington ..,.'  10
lloit-ott  *•*'>
Total tons...
\V H. Greenwood came in from Spokane last week to take charge of the
l'Msher Maiden, Work will be pushed
steadily upon the property and several
cars of ore shipped us soon as it is
taken out The smelters are all desirous of getting ore such as the Maiden
Oi-i- on tlio Cllll.
M. It. W. Uathbone, who is now
working the Cliff property, situated
near the Alpha, Four Mile, reports
that hu has a very good showing of
quart/ and galena in the face of the
tunnel, which has to rim 10 feet farther
to get under the surface showing.
Struck it in the
Last Chance.
intersected by numerous narrow va
■•y* J treuliiii
different  .('iilu.l.n, an.!   cotit.iiniiig
, ,    Thecavi'-in in the liiiinolnu thiH^ueeii
...ore or  •«» agricultural  land    Small   ,,racho|| |mi( ,„„.„ ]a       a|||, w<)fk
lakes and crei'ki are tuiineroih In coine
part*.   The mountains and valleys, up
l«i an I'h'vntioii of iilii|u*t 'i,*tuO (eel,  are
covered   principally   with   sage-brush,
greate woml, Wiirmwo'itl,   cu'tiis, con
• itlerahlc huii(h*gr.i>s  in  %iniie place*,
mid M-nttcriug yelliw pine trees    Alniut
is going al.esul on the ere shout Sixteen inches of me is showing in the face
of the tunnel
MaukiWi,—Tucaday uioriiiug, Ian.
v'l, al the Methodist parsonngf, Harry
Aylwin and   Miss llereiue M. O'Neill;
of Armstr.mg ,u.d hmfcrhv. irrignth.ii \ ,,„, rwM,M. „„„„„„„ ,j4,„ an(l V(i,|ev*! lU'] 'V '■ '««»«'«»• «»*>-"--l.ng Mr.
ts „oi iicessa,,, il.e pre. ipilalioi, being u,,. „,„„„, „mvwllt!r,. vuvvml wjl|| . *i»«l Mr.. A>lw»n Ml .,., il.e in,., ning
miMfitnt    The lan.U lying contiguoi.a j rr|w flM|| „.„„,.,jl(Jf timWrt ,,,„,. „,„,' «••*» «» • ->•»•« trip to Nel*ou, Holland
jl,>lt,f i»H««n;thw.Wiiv*r.*M «U *** t ttr, „„, ,ati,.r .eldom verv thick.   Along! '     ^
to Mar*, a station on the line ut ra.lwav | ,„,, W(||,.f fmr^ lhfW ,, ,.„,,„ „ ,,,„,.
north of Kndcrhv, are eminently well
suited for dairying.
"Ther*   i* v-fry  little Government
land  ol  any value   to   lie  oblaln-HI
H  - 1   -,••     ll,*,    ("V*. .,.       ,*.».,.      »1
j.iii.l .iiwlVny,*' hi IWi'.A. (VmuVt;) .yfjlnnd-' *N ^••^!* ^<'U\,n\ u^ue. nnd im
Attention J» -bellowed upon it Stock j proved to * greater or le*-* degree
r*f,»f<nf It «ll ftemml th*. ptlml.pmt im-
brush, and  many  popUr  aud  birch
trees, eel-Jom of Urge size.   The  country in nowhere thickly limbered
tn Ka*t Kootenay, lu which i» hit hid
(„•   .,11   tl,,,   „r.„,.,l f:   It,  tl-...     *»slti.T     of    »l,ft
Koo'onn-? river, frnm <*ititi«\ Vl«1 t«»  tin*
*:A Sj.*.>k.»«.»'
A mm ml in iifiirtlf of (he
■society of Knox church w
next   Friday   (evening   b>
Macdonald and  Mrs. A   K. Taylor at
tih«  Ivotuc-ui Mr*. Taylor.   Thia u* the
net-mill in tlie ferte*. of «tii-Uli» t.il.i. ..ie-si.
dtittiig the winter
bnd#r the Brill*h -Columbia land Iawh.
rnit.'d State*   f-touudarv   at   Tobacen1 »• ("itcintt'ii to »
Plains, a diataiiiv of some IlH mili-n,     -Ia» I'roft lost 'Fred," his bent »n,bU*
After eight ecu months' stoutly
work.nnd an expenditure of close
on to ?.r)0.(MMI. the (inlenil ledge
lias at Inst lieen struck iu the
long tunnel nt the bist Chaiiee
nnd a fine l»ody <>f ore opened up,
The-ftjiilena tiuinel is without
doilht the I'utest erosi-i-rut ever
driven iu the Province of Hritish
Columbia. It is 1.MOO feet long.
7x11 in the clear, nnd runs to tap
the (iulcua ledge which outcrop*
very .strongly 011 thc Mtrfaco, hut
has never In-cii pnw*|M-ct«>d Ixdow
u'l feet. It wiie the hcavtcM
j mining gainhle ever taken in the
j Kootenay. The tunnel cronned
If the ledge alsnit three months
ago iu a harrcn f|xii and waa
driven !."0 feet, past, it, liefore
the  manager*   decided, nhotit a
A cordial invhttinn ' \'"""", ««"•, «V mm' »»<» ««"" °» (
|}tl nilji   -AlUl'li  UHIKI-U H«   ihmiglt   It
might he the vein.    On .Saturday
I ] I.t,st tl«< otf -nut, i-Uuik at a depth
Lathes   Aid j
!l  be given
Mrs.  Ituhi.
.   1. .    11  «../      . 1 hliufrv -and tt I* a tdoittiire  in Unit At! JW  Here* nf  and  w** allowe»| tn Wi Kort Mw»te and rrauhnMtk   «Kvnpviiig'home, last   Wednetiilav night*    It   w»» > J   , . ...u. t    . , '    ,
Imlltti com grows well, hut im not used j«««0. »n« it t« a pleasure 10 iook At -1-    """      "•"' .,..,, j  ,    .    . ,        .. '       ...   ,      ... 1, ' of I.«»»Ml feet, and a  new  record
terror***.   T^vAll#vl*.AlWv^%Wv.!*»'oselargKhcrdsof cattle, so fat and I taken up by ««•!. i.id.v.dnal^a great! atmut   th*    centre,    the   „gon   rna-l! being ridden ... » ™H™ manner to A ,(m<|,. f„r   |<>nt,   Umnv]   ww|f   .fl
tot forAgt
thing, a Irult imintry, Mtitl will m Hum
be Ihe fir«t in BriiUli CoUunbU The
bniirht-A are «ntirely fre« from mmmer
froitA. Apples, p4*ars, plums, apricot*.
<rhi-.rrie*, pimchfts, strAwtwrri***, and all
umil! frolts—with irrigation - Art A
Ifrmd i'l op and of good flavor, tirapes
arMint planted a« thuv nhmild to: in
fad, very little fttifnliori *,»* been jiaid
to fruit*
iimIv  ,i>'vn%t-ii  10
«*tlt Olltii N»r()*lMI JuilpilltciS.      1 He  MIMIC j vo-,«i i 1 iv. iv   iiviii" '■•  '.«•'•■.' p. '■ "in   «•.■<;«    ■->'•»••«   (    I ■ ■■ •• ■     -       * »      *     *     •■-,-      ••-    p    ui. 1.,,,,.... :,   * *;,   i h , i.    ss*.__   _	
rewards await all indmirious And enter- j' Ary indivl.hial iwilil clear     Asaronw-*S I'pi-er    f^hitnbia    %aib-y     roniiruie*1, on the t:ar|N*i»!«*r creek road at thr
prising «ettl«r* for mixe.1 farming, etc i quenc*. there is plenty nf nnimproced j through thi* district to Tot*rc« Pbiins
»*<*f f
ihe Slui'&H.
,,.,..        s,. ....      prove*   ertieetnallv   the
»«re, for vonng settlers, the future is a I »*«<•. «*hirh ran »till be l*,ufht at  tmm  tie- -iv.-r ,s also nAvigaMe for siea,,,* over the embankment     I he r der was, > (.a||  |||w \h^n y..    j|||(}   ^
grand an«i tur« one for profitable re-  |3 lo $t-**» i*t a««.   Improved land* Are  boats to u,». »w.un«lar>. and. Uatly. tlie slightly hurt and badly frightc I
turn* of capital, with energy,ent*-r(tri*e ht>]<l At frmn IH io a» high a« IPrt |»r| tr.w's   Nwi   lUilway.  recently «om-      h i-ni-ortetl ihat a ie|ire*..-i,tJ.iu.* of
4c»tf,iH'C*,tvi,Uiv*^ ta m.ii-v!tt;.- ami liwatitv." U't'-'-'d. xi'iey a-.veu-j. t-.i   Afb-rt't,  iu  tht? . *j*j*„, t',%,,„.n  nmeUi-c  *»* romiug  into
Northwett   Territorie-,  and   t».   West t[M sin*u l**t **e*#l» toctnitrart l-tr
K'wti-f.riav     lf'i»rt Mfflt*  >-  -t*i*u*»»tuli>
•ituatAd on iht* bank <•< th* Kootenay
tine*. upi*&i.A* to*ber< tto St. Mart."*
flint Uliul.
Of th* Okanagan, th« r*|wrt tAyttl    NIcoIa, in which i« iutludfd  !"pft*"r.
"{tikv-MPction may lalrty  lm c*lb*«l the; CenUAl »n<l  lx»*er Nir.l>i, U a fine
At prft-ient the %Alley i* en-!f*rdcn "A the I'pper Country, A'nfcMC-1 patt^ra! country,with e-iieiutr>-ratley*
i-Mltle fining in Ai iuS ** «- ^w* ^'Wt-ii a lurji* me. * t*iieA'■ iA &00& Intel lm  gem-i-il -n^irkiiiil-iiir*
roU'ih and rir-.t.tf w*y; but in thtftfniure,f Ansa of lirrritory ail-tpt-*it to all i ondi-' A wagon ro*d,*ntii' tin nut*-** In length.
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tit-iAdiu.1 ,'fl Ml Ni-i-..n in c, 3'*, };.   lej./e-
feiilafives  4iiit   '.ndutett  ui   ivcim*»lil«'r
su.-eesK of the l^M Viuiuee Coin
pany will in* tho signal torn new \
em of  dei-p inining  oiterKtioiiH i
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'thut will jfivi- tb.* distnef
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6ft the di*t.mc* b t'w«-en  the  friend*. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B. C, JANUARY 23, 1902.
Ninth Year
the British colonial system is $2,-
188,000., The report compares in
detail the f American services proposed with British service, and
asserts that the bill will revolutionize in American favor, as against
the Suez route, the world's ocean
mail connections with China and
Japan, and will affect Australian
connections. It will give the
United States 42 auxiliary merchant cruisers, < compared with
Great Britain's 50.
Fussin' at de worl'
En a-frettin' in yo' soul,
'Spose you vuza-burnin',
En de devil shovelin' coal ?
You'll be whar de big waves roll!
Fussin' at de worl'
Fn a-groanin' 'bout yo'. woes,
'Spose de devil had you *
Whar dey never turn de hose?
En de big fire'll scorch yo' cloze!
Thb LKliOEii two dollars n year in iulvniu:e. When not. so paid it is $2.50 to parties worthy of credit. Legal atlvertisiiii? 10 cents 11
nonpariel lino lirst, insertion, iuul 5 cents a line each subsequent insertion. Reading notices ascents a line, and commercial advertising
graded in prices according to circumstances.
FELLOW PH.GR1MS-. Tuk LedokIs located at New Denver. B. C, nml can be traced to many parts of the earth. It comes to tlie front
every Thursday and has never been raided by tbe sheriff, snowslidcd by cheap silver, or subdued by the fear of man. It works for the trail
blazer as well as the bay-windowed and champagne-flavored capitalist. It aims to be ou tho right side of everything and believes that hell
should be administered to the v-iclted in large doses. It has stood tho test of time, and an ever-increasing paystreak is proof that it. is
'; better to toll the truth, even if the heavens do occasionally hit our smokestack. A chute of job work is worked occasionally for the benefit
•.'of humanity and the financier. Come in and see us, but do nut pat the bull dog on the cranium, or chase tho black cow from our water
barrel: one is savage and the other a victim of thirst. One of the noblest works of creation is the man who always pays the printer; he is
sure of a bunk in paradise, with thornloss roses for a pillow hv night, and nothing but gold to look at by day.
R, T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.
The Ledge.
A pencil cross in this square
Indicates that your subscri]:-
: lion is due, and that the editor
wishes once again to look at
your collateral.
Many of the world's great men
have sawed wood for a living.
They are now saying  nothing.
Lipton has given orders for another challenger to be built. It
will be "Lipton's tea" cup when
he wins it.
British Columbia should lop off
the. heads of political demagogues
on the Coast and cut the pay of
light-weight members.
In Southern Missouri the bees
are out and strawberries blooming.
That's nothing. In New Denver
lake bathing is indulged in 'daily.
—Ex-€k>vernor~Shaw-of--Iowa does
not drink, swear nor gamble and
has six toeB on one foot. That
accounts for his aversion to poker
and i;uld feet.
try department of New Denver post j about 871,932 tons, equal to an in
office this week. Many a recipient
of a registered letter signed joyfully for it, evidently believing it
contained the smelter returns from
a deceased relative. But, to
their sorrow, they discovered that
it is a way some business institutions have of   rendering accounts.
The federal government has announced the membership of a commission to investigate the whole
question of the British Columbia,
fisheries, control of which is claimed both by the provincial and the
dominion governments. The commission will comprise Professor
Prince, who is at the head of the
fisheries department of Canada;
G. R, Maxwell, M. P. and Auley
Morrison, M. P. The commission
will hold its first session this week.
crease of 317,030 over the year
1900, a little more than 57 per
"There is an increase in the output of all the metals with the exception of lead, the low price obtainable in this Province for lead
ores having discouraged this class
of mining, except where accompanied with good silver values.
Cariboo Districts $ H8i,5L'7
CasHia r District     -167,MM
East Kootenay District.... 2.855,851
West Kootenay District .. .ti.ieo 78H
Lillooet District      88,493
Yale District 1.422,175
Coast Districts  4.805,153
Whitaker Wright says :   "It is
well known in London that all the
daily financial press and those publishing reports of   transactions on
the stock exchange and every where
of that kind will not do so and will
not  assist   companies until   they
have a consideration in some form
or another.     It is the custom."
Asked if it was the custom   in the
city to buy the press to the extent
of   £9,000,   in  the case of   each
company floated,   Wright said the
price was higher.  vHe  named  the
Financial   News,    the    Financial
Times,  the  Citizen  and  others as
benificaries   from   the   London &■
Globe    corporation.        Whitaker
Wright ought to  know.    To manipulate l things   as   he   did    some
months   ago, he   must   have   had
press assistance, well paid for.
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21 Ruby and Diamond Jewels, ^ I I
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Watches, other prices
Knslo, B. C.
*■»   -170,000
320,1 KiO
2,8*10 280
Kentucky's governor says his
state is peaceful. Either the governor is dreaming or he has a
bottle in his bootleg and a gun in
his hip pocket.
Tlie only remedies that are
''sure cures," and are guaranteed
to keep an editor at home, are appendicitis and a new baby. Unfortunately our editor hasn't either.
Predictions arc made that our
open winter will bc drawn to a
close shortly and that everything
will freeze up. We have two tons
of coal on hand,   so let her free7,e.
A most comprehensive ami excellently-illustrated report ha? been
issued by the department of agriculture, showing the extent and
fertility of the farming sections in
British Columbia.
The Mormon church of Utah
does not like bachelors. A matrimonial edict has just been issued
by the church demanding the resig-
the printing office of the official
publication who is not married on
or before the 30th of June next.
Printers, as a rule, arc accustomed
to running up against some pretty
hard propositions, but this is the
leanest "take" on the hook; and
no bonus goes with it.
The population of Canada has at
last been officially announced by
the census department. It is shown
by the census of 1001 to be .r),!?()0,-
00(5, an increase of only 5:17,4 2(> for
the decade. The representation in
the house of commons will be reduced from 21 !5 to 210 members.
The Yukon will be granted one
member, British Columbia one additional member*, the Northwest
territory two and Manitoba three,
making an increase of seven. Ontario will lose six members and the
maritime provinces four, making
a loss of ten members, which, with
a gain of seven in the dominion,
makes a net loss of three. Canada
needs to be wakened up.
p-10,3U,751   ¥»I,713,S H
1900 WOl
Trail' Creek Division ... ..*2.73S,S(X1 .-*S,855,5.')«
Nelson Division     787,092 1,110,220
Alnswor h and Sloean:...  2,113,373 2,210,015
Other Parts       81,028 1S5,7i«
While this showing is not as
good as it was hoped for at the
opening of the year, it is, nevertheless, very encouraging in the face
of the innumerable discouraging
conditions that arose to check and
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■     •*■==■" JJ^^  Family & Commercial,   j ^/ ^/
*'.~    *""winter
Fitted with every modern
convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50
and $3 per day.
 , _—,—. R?oprletor«c..
Tlie editor has gone on a trip to
the sunny clime of Southern California. I lo left his trunk and bulldog Ixohind. Watch the fire fly
when he hits the trail in the land
of roses nnd dusky maidens.
A big diamond field is reported
to have Wn discovered over iu
Montana, A mad rush is being
made to the sparkling pebble-
digging**, and if .1. P. M. \ Cu. do
not get up a comliine on the pro-
dud. <'vcril«idv   in   Montana   will
wear eye duz/.h-r.-*, '
Tin- wtir.-t part of the Schley- j
SanipHon controversy i* veil*, lie!
played.    Schley i*   going  to make |
111."!   (!(•*(        .-JiM 1 1   i<        till        H      III    *    llil ,l*,ll
Hon -Ai-ck.     iiic  I'liami'.-  mv m.u ,
the hero of Snntaigo   will   keep on
talking until they  cimke loin with
the pri-t-identinl nomination.
I It-- uit'e < I IJi-v. Mr, Knivrii- nt
Dublin, Ind,, -aho ■*,■*.«-nitppo-ed to
Ix* dying, vtit" cured l,\ t|t->. piaM-r-
of her hii-hand  and   relative-   one
dnv ii(-i \n«•»■!*, .viiil .n»i-< 'ii*.in !■• t
Wl. »!■- *-tii ;md plaved aecoinjinni-
iiieiii-" on tin-piam-i lur -"in^** -iijjj:
ii\ iti-t tiii-i-und .did lh*f»»e with
him.     I'r»-Hv j"i*hI for llif-c  linn"**.
i>i*>.ip|.«»Mtt t*-yne*i <*!i   iin-  i.-t»*
inister ofvflThc ;>rr;nfl1
..*, Minerologist has
/mIHCS       issued   a    re|»orfc
Retort  Hhow,iythe r;
*   ' omit of ore mined
and its value in the several mining
districts. In the course of his remarks he says:
" I hand you these figures now
rather than wait for the final statistics, as I believe tlu; prompt publication of even an approximate
otlieiul estimate making so good a
shewing "ill lie u lii'iiclil to (lie
Province, and is generally desired
by iu vi Mors in our mines.
"lloughly s|»eakiug, the increase
made in I'.HU over ItHK-s is 25 per
cent oil gro,-h value of the output of
the Province, tins win t*e an
niireeiibie xiiipre-e to many. *i«- the
eirenlatioii of n*|M»t|% givinu tlie
contrary iiii|tn *-imi Inu ciin.-cil ;i
«,,,(., »!,..(», i(,|.-ti(  -view,    (u 5w   laki-ii
of    (ill*     llllllifi;*     !((-
i","(|,    which   il«»e-
Aiding    ,Undei;thfn^
_       ■ ■■ , °      ship subsidy biq
American that, wm be re-
Shipping pj"**. £ *he
r~ o Imted States
senate shortly, provision is made
"for the establishment of the maritime supremacy of the United
States in trade with Asia and in
the gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea; to establish thoroughly
trade between United States and
the South African republic and to
give the United States a respectable representation on the North
The establishment of this complete American ocean mail service,
involving much shipbuilding, will,
require several years. It will
render I'nited States as independent of foreign powers for its ocean
mail service as is Great Britain.
The cost of the American service
by American mail steamers will be
84,700,000 : the cost of British and
colonial service hy British steamers is 84,700,000. The receiptH
from ocean postage by the I'nited
State* is estimated at $»,000,000 ;
the annual deficit under the American system proposed, including
minor service, is estimated at 82,-
000,000.   The annual deficit under
Curling Tongs
Taste the
winter drinks
at the Nelson Hotel
Bur.     Hot  Scotch,
Oyster      Cocktails,
Roman Punch,(Jlam
Nectar,   and many
Reisterer £ Vaughan
Kootenay Coffee
livaluri In Ten* mul CofTiw.
All Kindt'.* mul iirli'i'*. A
(rial orilur nollrlttwl	
Kootenay Coffee Company
IM). Ho* 181 WwM linker St,
J. Q. BUNYAN & CO., To0"*
Has one ot the most beautifhl locations in America, and the public are
assured of pleasant accommodations.
HKNItY STKGK, - -      ~ -
New Denver, B.C.
SI. James
A.JACOHSON, Proprietor
Bern meals in the city—Comfortable rooms--Bar replete with the best of
Liquors and Cigars—-Best service throughout.
Three Porks
B. C.
Provides iiccommodntion for
the travelling public	
PleaB'tnt rooms, nnd good
mealB, The bar Is stocked
with wines, liquors and
cljraw. HOT nnd COLD
HUGH NI\ EN, Proprietor.
Job Printing
That assays high in artistic merit, quickly
tlone at New Denver's printing emporium*--
Address ===== THE LEDGE
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IK li. DE VKHlik. Mfinncer
t .1 Ninth Year.
Cto Parson Outswore Rim
The mining camp had in its midst
a stage driver who was noted for
the coarseness of bis profanity. It
had also in its midst a missionary
whose charge extended to an adjoining town which was reached by
stage coach, the pilot of which was
the profane-proud whip-snapper.
The parson had been over the
road many times and was forced to
sit quietly  by and listen to   the
spaee, and Bill came back to earth
by a most profane route. Rollins
held the reins while Bill went back
to gather up Uncle Sam's possessions. The offending bag went up
with a crash and an oath, and Bill
was following" with a still mightier
acconipaniement of profanity when
he felt the young missionary's grip,
of steel on his wrist.
"You bifrucated prismodical of
proceeded to give his opinion of the
ancestry, character and ultimate
destination of all women, with particular references to his own ex-
wife, in a manner that would make
a Mississippi captain blush with
Bosun Hail, New Denver
The Pantry Prices for 15 days
NINE e-.uisCi-e.ini, sl.OO
EIGHT pounds New Currants, **l.ott
EIGHT packages New Raisins, -tt.OO
Sloan was charged by  his wife, ; six bars i-kst WushiiiRshop, 25c
..       ~ ... ,. . ' iNoriliern Spy AiiiiK'S, choice, Si-15 50-11) box.
Ilia BrOWll. Ill the police COUrt yes-   TWO packages Rolled Breakfast Wheat, s>;.c
' I " : TiriJL*.!,*  . m I--,.-,    .,-,,.
j THKEIC cans Tomatoes, ine
Grain-led Hoik, dressed, leJe 11.
We have just received a consignment of Agra-
killa Ceylon Tea, which we. are i-'oiiif* to sell at.
•10c lb. Recoiled, this is a 0<X- tea. This is the
tea contracted for by (he British Government* for
the supply of their navy at Estjuimault. anil was
selected Ity a board of comp-ete-.it officials from
tei'day, with threatening lid'.     She! FIFTY pounds Rolled Wheat, -2.85 over 100 samples submitted' to them by tbeuu-r*
' Orange, Lemon ami Citron Peel, SOe pound chains of Vancouver, Victoria and   Montreal
words of filth that came tumbling | a ne plus ultra iconoclast, stop that
from the hole in  the upper story ' noise and tend to business,"
where the old stager kept his chewing tobacco.
:\y     •;-        %        *        *
The Rev. John did not notice
that his wife was holding out hia
bearskin coat with both hands. He
continued to stare into the depths
of the open lire-place. The wife
disturbed his dream by an apologetic
cough. He came out of his trance
and slipped into the waiting coat.
His wife cast an adoring look up at
his square-shouldered six feet one.
"I hated to interrupt your
though tn, Jack, but the stage is
due in a minute. Were you thinking of your sermon?"
"Not much, my girl," replied
Rollins. "I was thinking of that
twenty-fonr-mile ride with Whacker Bill. It is honestly the worst
feature of this charge. I like to go
over to I.*as Vegas. They're a
friendly set, and they're always
glad to see me. But the ride—that
foul-mouthed Bill, with his swearing at every rut in the road. But
I1 ll cure him yet. 1 feel somehow
as if I'd been sent to thiB place to
save Whacker Bill's soul, and I'm
going to do it."
John Kollins set his mouth in
the firm curve that his wife could
remember from the old football
days) long before he had taken
orders in the church.
The little   woman   clasped and
unclasped her hands nervously.
"I hope, Jack, dear, you'll be
very, very careful in dealing with
Bill. He's an awful character,
they say—and—"
"Yes, he claimH to be the champion bad man of the Las Vegas
valley, but you remember a certain
little sling once did the business
with another braggart, and I'm
loading up with stones for the same
lie smiled cheerily in his wife's
anxious face, kissed her tenderly
and crossed to tbe door.
"Don't worry, little woman. I
won't hurt him or lay myself liable
to the law."
The Reverend CoIHiih threw open
the door and gazed down the winding mountain street. The commotion in front of the jxmtolliee told
him tlmt the stage had arrived. He
Htalked down the flower-edged path
to meet it.
When the stage plunged and
swayed pa«t the cabin, Mm.Rollins
waved her hand to her huaband,
Hitting straight and smiling hcxidc
the rough driver. Then idic ran
into the house, where, burying her
Whacker Bill climbed into his
seat without a word. Rollins
calmly lighted a cigar and studied
the scenery, as they rode five miles
in eloquent silence. Then Bill
could stand it no longer.
"Pardner, whar did you 1'arn
"At college," came the terse
"Lordy, an' I've heerd 'em called religious cemeteries!" murmured Bill, and silence once more
settled between them.
Rollins was smoking his third
cigar and feeling a bit nervous
whon they covered the last two
miles into Las Vegas. Just as
they caught sight of the town's
lights twinkling in the mist, one of
the lead horses stumbled and fell
In ten seconds there was a mad
combination of horses, tangled
harness and profanity in front of
the stage. When the damage had
been repaired to a steady fire of
cuss words, Bill returned to his
post, swearing as he gathered up
the lines, swearing as he cracked
the whip. Then that calm, even
voice fell upon his ear.
"That's enough from you, you
quadrangular hypothenuse and
polyhedral old scout—you triangular, trigonometrical descendant of
the antedeluvian period !"J
Bill fairly gasped.    Words failed
him. Qne-hand—clasnecLtheJineSi,
and the fingers of the other worked
nervously, but it was not raised
against his companion.   The latter
continued to gaoto ftfc   Linn  titfWHly.
"You physchological progeny of
a mythological ancestry, you zan-
thidium cosmopolite, you problem-
et-ieal descendant of decadent progenitors, I want you to understand
that when I'm riding with you and
there's any swearing to be done,
I'll do it! You don't know good
cuss words when you   see them."
The stage drew up before the
Empire hotel. Kive minutes later
Whacker Bill stumbled up to the
bar and asked huskily for his usual drink.
"Make it two, Jimmy, make it
two and make 'em stiff."
And he drank them slowly, staring moodily across the rim of his
glass at tbe circle of men who wondered if Bill had a "tech" nf malaria.
That night after Rollins had conducted evening service in the chapel
and had baptised two liabies, he
returned to the Empire hotel to
find whacker Bill waiting for him,
They went to hia room in silence,
IS an    Indian   woman.     Both   wei'(M Cross SBlael;well's Imp. Qt. Dottle Pickles, 7<>c Anyone purchasing one or more pounds of ibis
1                                                      i lJint Bottle Pickles 25c tea from us, will have the option uf reiiirniiiK
bound Over to keep the peace.             ! St. Charles anil .lersev Cream, sn.fiP per case. .same if not exactly us represented, nnd we won't!
'                                       „    i THHEE-pomid Tin Christie's Soda Biscuit,45c charge for what vou use.   We are bound to spit■'
"111 tell   yOll   lliy   stOl'V,       Said j Fresh Kinnin Huddle, ISc lb. isfy tlie public on our Tea ami Coffee and Fresh
.                              V,          I 5 lb llafjr Salt, line tabic salt. 12c. First-class Groceries at 15 mid in per centbelow
Sloan, who IS a big, niUSCUlar chap.    All kinds Can Goods-Corn lleef, Roast Beef, regular prices paid elsewhere.
.                      Cros- & Blackwell's soups, Mock Turtle, Chicken Wa have received a consignment nf  French
"Get lots Of paper to take it down.   etc.   Jams, Jellies Red Prunes, m Boxes.   Also larpc California 3u*
__                 i •                 ii  *       .             ii     Silver Gloss Starch. 10c pkg 10 Prunes.   The very best Tabic Prunes put up
YOU   perhaps   COUld   Wl'lte  a  bOOk   Climax, Star Chewiii-s Tobacco, si lb  „ for family, mines, and hotels, s.'.-lh boxes. ■i**.*.*.-.
.           .                    ■                                              1 Fay Roll, 50c.    Canadian  Black Strap,  T & 11, and'.■■.>.8-—wholesale prices.
about it.                                                            ' larsje and small plugs, 25c each Try our delicious 1-lb brick Fresh Butter only
.                                                           j Hudson Bay Sniokiu;,'Tobacco. ,'itte a pcuml; don't pa-*-;i5c.
"It S ]USt this Wily.      1* Ol' twenty j All kinds English Tobaceoes cheap We have, on hand a lew Oak Drop head Table
■                       '               ,                    ! Fresh Roasted .lava & MocaCoffee, cannot be Stnirer Machines to sell on time, Sinn 11 payments
Vears I have  been   Up   agaillSt   the ! equaled at 50c lb, our price inc. or for cash.
J                                             10                        1    Hums, Uncoil, (the Ii(i8l),nic lb. . Thanking you, one anil al! for the  liberal p.-it-
Fresh KkI-'S. 2 do/-, iiSe. routine received for l.ml, and hopinu- to  be able
to do belter in prices for l'.Hi'i, we are,
" Financier.
Write to us for prices, or call personally
The plant as now contained in ths
buildings at Thunder Hill, Upper
Columbia Lake, consisting ot ore 50-
ton concentrator — complete with
Engine, Boilers, etc.
For further particulars apply to,
A  S. INN IS, Victoria.
policy games, the crap game, gambling and women, and I thought I
knew the ropes as well as any man
in America. I thought I knew it
all till three months ago. Then I
got married."
"Row did you enjoy it?" was
The question seemed to excite
Sloan.    "Enjoyed it," he shouted.
"I tell you it has simply been a
procession of fight, kill,
Vou will save money by doim; so.
ingly, Sloan went, out and invited dentially, "married life is simply
a friend to dinner,  saying,   "I've h—1."
the finest little wife in all the ; Sloan alleged that the police and
land." However, the wife was ' the chief showed favoriteism to his
away, and Sloan'says he found her wife,because they liked her. Sloan
a couple of days after dancing coon ; is a well-known character.—Winni-
slaughter ever since. She has taken
the axe to me, she has run away
with other men, she has run away
to houses of ill-repute, to gambling
joints, sho has thrown the stove
out of the window, she has thrown
the dinner at ine,made me a laughing stock, and finally put me in
jail. And she was a squaw, too.
Now, wouldn't that jar you?"
. Having sketched out this attractive picture of a honeymoon, Sloan
descended to details.
"If you put this in the paper, I
would head it 'The Notorious Sloan
Out-generaled by a Brilliant Indian
Miss'," said he. And in dramatic,
form, he related his story.
"One dark night," said Sloan
with a relish, "spent on a little
bridge in St. John, cost F.H.Sloan,
Esq., $1,500. For there he met
Ina   Brown."    Sloan   went on to
songs in a gambling hell.
"My friend said," continued the
unhappy man, "Sloan, you're up
against, it. Are you really married?" "I told him," said $loan*
"that the game was on the square,
that I took cards, that the sky pilot
anted and two witnesses stood pat,
but the woman had a hand that
broke me."
Finally the lady was arrested
and ordered to leave for Canada
immediately. Sloan brought her
to Winnipeg, when she was taken
to the hospital. He paid her way
and she, according to him,had him
Sloan had one little bit of satisfaction . Yesterday he met the man
that first advised him to get married, and gave him a sound thrashing-
"I've gone tho whole bill of fare
.now. JKom_a-tQ_z. I've staved with
peg Free Press.
The calamities with which the
world is alllicted are the result of
the ignorance of man, and not of
the interference' of God.—Buckle.
It is easier for a hypocrite tn find
his way to a church or a prayer-
meetino than to the home of the
poor and unfortunate.—Investigator.
want to
they sat on the bridge:
you are a great man. I
be your Hfe companion,Sloan.   Let
mo travel with    VUll   (Mil   get   WlS-
"I said to her, 'You'll have to
reach a merry clip at times if you
travel with me. I thiuk I am a
little old-fashioned for a woman of
your ability and profession.' '"
"'I'll start from the wire and
finish the race straight,' said she."
11.0,01) l'KACTHIN Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Slooaii Mining Division of West
Kootenay   District    ' Where    located:    In
Host Hasin, jolnini; the John  W. Mat-key
and Jim Fair mineral claims.
'PAKE NOTICE that  1, Alexander Sproat, a*
I    iiKentfor Wm   Hitstus Adams uuo Charles
J. Kapps. free miner's certilicates Nos. B 7787t£
and. aSSiM, intend, sixty   days from the  date
hereof,   to apply   to  tlie Mining Recorder for
a Certiticate of Improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining a ■Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further tn ke in >tice that action under sec. ST
must.be commenced before the Issuance of such
Certilieate of Improvements.
Dated ibis 13th day uf January l'.Kti.
MOUNTAIN   SCENUKV   Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Sloean Mining Division of West;
Kootenay District. Where located: At:
the head of Eight Mile ereek
rpA K E NOTICE That I, A lhert Ashcroft, ael -
A. inj? as agent for Hairy Christopher Wheeler
F M C, Xo 13, 52*1*).Charles McNicholl, f M C Xo
B 52410 and F F Liebscher, F M C Xo 13 52-100,
intend, sixtv days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Uflcordor for a Certilieate of
Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining* a,
Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further takti notice that action, undos-
Section 37, must be commenced before the l33H»
mice of such Certilieate ol Improvements.
Dated this (ith day of January, A. D. 1902.
I-AYMASTKK Mineral Claim.
Situate in tin-Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenay District. Where located: At Three
Forks, ailjoining the Newport.
'PAKE XOTICK that I, J. M. McGregor, aetint?
I as agent for Fret! Swnnnell, Free .Miner's
Certificate Xo B5ii:«2, intend sixty days from,
the date hereof, to applv to the Mining
Recorder for a certificate of improvements for*
the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the-.
above claini.
And further take notice that action imiler*sec--
lion 37 must be commenced before the issuance-
of such certiticate of improvements.
Dated this !)th day of December, A, D Will.
j. m. McGregor.
it from'the time the cards were
dealt till the last chip was cashed,
and J tell you," said Sloan, eonfi-
" 'It's a bet,' said I."
Nelson Saw and
Planing Mills, Ltd.
Store Fronts;
Show Cases
Store & Bar Fixtures
Fancy Glass
Charles Hlllyer, Manager
Nelson, S. O.
The happy couple traveled to
Fort Frances and lived for a while.
There it occurred to them that they
had forgotten to get the marriage
ceremony performed,so accordingly
they were married. Sloan opened
a saloon on the American side of
the river and all was happy.
The day after the ceremony Ina
became tired of married life.    She!   |ALJKI\A/||   I   IAIWIQ
seized an axe and playfully eliop-jUUniN VVlL.LIr\IVIO
ped the kitchen table into kindling I Dealer in
wood.   The bed and the rest of the!        11^ PORTE D
furniture followed.    "I stood in aj and DOMESTIC CIGARS
corner,   my   hair  on   end   with! and TOBAOOOESi
horror," said Sloan,   ''and when! PIPES &.C.
she pitched the nUive out the win- j
I'HILIl- ROWE, or to whom they may have
transferred their interests in (he Black Horse
mineral claim, situated on Galena Farm Hat,
near Silverton, in the Slocan Mlninvr Division, of West Kootenay District.
I expended SlO'i.W) In labor and Improvement:*
on the Black Horse mineral claim. The above-
mentioned awt.M is (he exjiense necessary in
order to hold the said claim under thc provisions
of the Mineral Act. and if within ninety days
from the date of this notice you fail or refuse to
contribute your iiroportion of the above-
mentioned sum, which Is now due, together
wilh all costs of advertlsliiK. your In-
itrgst-iJii tlio aald elalm„wlli become th
property of the undcrsltfiicd under Section  I of
thiO-Mlneml Act Amendment Act l!ioo."
Dated  at Silverton.  II. C, this 17th day of
October, mm.
SII.VKK    IIIL1.   una    MKKCUKY
Mineral Claims.
Situate in the Sloean Minim? Division of Wes t
Kootenay District. Where located: North
of Sandon, Pav ne creek.
TAKE NOTICE ihnt 1, Herbert T. TwiRg,
Free Miner's Certilieate No. B 52446, for myself and as a^ent for Robert Cunning, Free-
Miner's Certilicnte No It 521S0, and Albert David,
Free Miner's Certiticate No 521K4, Intend,.
sixty days from the (late hereof, to apply to the MiniiiK Recorder for Certificates of
Improvement, for the puriiose of obtaining a
Crown Grant of each ofthe above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must he commenced before the issuance
of such Certltlcatos of Improvements.
Dated this Mh day of Dcccmlwx._A._D.1901 *_
STANLEY NO, 'A Mineral Claim.
Situate in (he Sloean MiniriK Division ol West"
ji.outoi-.ui* !>;..(rid. wIihib located:
Adjoining the Mcrrlniac and Eclipse, on
Silver Mountain.
.1.   A.    MeKINNON.   J.   T.   RICHARDS
I'HILIl1 ROWE, or lo wlium thev may have
transferred their ind-rests In llie \Vhilc llnr-e
No. 4  mineral  claini,  sit un ted   oil  Galena
Farm Hat,   near  .Silverlon,  In   the  Sloean
MIiiIiih Division, of Wesl Koolenay District.
\'UV ARE HKRKBV Nti'lIKIED liiat I have
I    expended >1iiiJ..ViIii l.iltor and liiiiiinvcnieiits
• iiithe Wliittt  lloi-si-N'o    I  iiilnci'iil  i-laliii.   Tin-
altove-llietilloiieil   (tlOl'.p'in   Is   ihe expense ini-es*
nary In order u» hold lie- siiil claim under Ihe
provision* of tin- Mineral  Act,  ami if within
ninety dnv* from the ilnii- nf ilii-i iiuiici- ymi fidl
or riYuM-i (.. contribute >niir proportion ul lie-
abiive iiientloiic-tl Mini,  which   Is mnv due, lo. j
(fetlier with all i-o-ts ol inlveillsliic vniir Inter-
e*-ts  In  III.,  said   elaiiij    will bivi.iiii.  the prop-I sltu-'c
eilv nl  ll. ■ ii;ii!er*lKiiiil iiiidir Si e|j,,ii   i,,fi|i
"Mineral   let   Ami-iidim-iil  Act pint'."
Dllleil   nl   Sllverl.ili,    II.  V.    Ihi-   lTll-   -IpiV   ..
lietiil».|', I'til,
the duti* hereof to apply to tho
.Mining Recorder fur a certificate of Improvements for the puri»isi. of oiiMiiiliiir a Crown
uriuit of Ihe above claim.
And further take not Ice that ai-timi under sec-
lion .17 must he iftnimeneeil before the Issuance
nf such certilicnte nl iin|ii'tH'eineiits.
Daletl this 1**1 li day nf December. A   D.. I!«U.
Mineral  ('IpiIios.
ii vi
toee in her hwlmmlV htgehuir, .hoi '"T" '""': "y  "V  VIc,ow' l t,,ou*ht my timc h'M, comc Vnn ^l* U,,ch {iooA^ (J»»««c*,on*
.   .    , * land the lw! man of Iah \egaa val- at laat." cry and Fruit.
ley laid a motley array of trophiem     When there was not any more
on the miKHionary'M tnhle. I furniture left,  the gentle  Ina ex- BATHS INCONNKCT10N.
"Thar** a ronnle uv leadw uh was j plainwl it wan all a joke.    Accord- Newmarket Block.        New Denvei
had a hearty cry.
On aud ou swung the siagc. Hill
I'lintting amiahly of hia former tri-
umphf, when the vigilantex repre-
*euWA the law* and life was Interest-
hin serenity until they had pajwei
found in a man   I  put to sleep;!
..   ,,     , ,      ,V" ', ! tliarVa lock uv .Mm Dewey's hair,
Nothing happeiHK to disturb ..     ,,   .  ,  ,      ,   , ,
"     '' ' him that I  knocked out in  four
,,   ,   ,roun'sin    s|; thar's a eouple uv
uts Ci nre--.   when  thev suddenly i  ,       , ,   .   . , ,,
,     *       ,      J! -claws from a grizzlv I laid out in a
came niMtn  a oowh ol   road  that    .       ....        , , ,    ,
,     ' '.   ,       ,   , clean iTght.  an   a   gnu   I   yanked
made the jttauc jerk und now from i, ,      ,  .
,,   ,    f,    ,,.        .... , : ft'«m u«* g<MMi an Injun as ever et
side to side, like a ship in the teeth    ,    ,      „.,
of a trale.
What Whacker  Hill  said  iiImhii
the   iDitd   rommNsioiMM's   of    the
county would not bear publication.
As he stormed  and  mved  in  tide
tv yo-.u
\Vh\  ul e yot   I.l ihirili« llelii In
.......*, i.
tHlillii.S   "Uli.Hl tl    iVlUUU    .lllH      UlUlUti
\\ hacker I-ill fairly iu the eve.
"Here, mil ll liingtiialed Miiei|iin
non of a   innitiibiiliiliir.   shut up."
itiiiltlii' til  fl
1   «t.'ii'»
it   th
"\ oil Ae JitlH'd 'em. |>iti'diiei'. I
thought I could swear, hut, I iiilit
one-l wu-threr with vou. We can't
walk on tlie same sjde uv tin* street
when it couie*' to cumin'. Take
Vm. W*. :a eiiifh tlmt. it n *• unt
up a • it—i»i" match \un'<l win. au'
I'm r«*p(iH io ,-1 \ H(iii« »*f *.,,n :m*
Th'^v rh*i»>k hmtds «»n  the «l»-al.
Woltl.HS SlKSli   linl Til
in   the    Sli.t'tiii    .Minim.'   Division  otf
j        Wi-kI   Koiili-ii.iy District.     Where  locateils
; Sonlli uf .Ve\v Denver, iillttilliilii.* (lie Alpha,
• l.alii-vit'M aliil  <'*u|-||cinVI-er  lllilii-l'itl elllllllK,
, iniil|i.\i.   iiitl'i,-        j flWKK NOTION Until, Win. S. Drewry, act-
ll.M(l,l,> l„ iltti i. j|    li,K a-;.K.ut f..r tl.tt Ntiril.He-t MIiiIiik Svn-
I dlcule, I.til. free miiiei'-i cerlllicale Nil.  Il,ri!i31i*r
MljTIfjC ' iiil end no day* I nun llieilalehereol io applv tolliet
i-<iv^ i ivu, i Mlnlmr Ueeordii fur iiOerlllleate uf iinprove-
""" ' iiienlt* fur llie i.ui'p. "i- i.f uhlaiiiiiiu n Oruwn tii'itnt
In |i|*:i.lN(>l KNT l.'o-ow Nl-.K. p.f ihe above claims,
iln-    liii.tl    |«r'iiiiiil   r(i|ii'ifi-n(.itl\ !■    And furllii-r lake ii'itlt'c ilini action under wp-
I     A     SMITH,    .I.ei-.Miil,    i,r    to    „m : timl ,l" inii't lieeoiiiiiit iuul ln>fore the l*«uaiifeof
pir-ilp     ui    |H-rw.li«    In    «iiinii    Ihe    -niili -ilelicrrlill<-ttli-».if Iliipl'iiVi'liicilti*,
,1      A      smilh     may     Imve      Iraiisfcrie   :     lot.-d tlii-itith day ..I I'l-e.-ml.ij-. A.l)., n-jil.
Iil**i Ini.-i. fl In (In- Silver Mill  Mineral (him. ■ «   s DHNW"\ -
MtiiNtol mi l'a> ne Mountain, ,'lliilltfttuilUlof <   "~
Three l-oHi-,, ill (he Slucilli   Mlliiliir Dlvl-lnli !
of W'.-l KikiIhiiiv. Ililli«l|('-.i|iiniln.t ':
s»*;i-;i.u;  ill Vinos Mlm-ml claim.
\fll|       III)   i-,«i ll   ul    mil     He   herein'   li.llllld
I      timl ueliiM- i\|«iiil..l  trtn  liuipilinl unit! Slni.ite   In   the     Slueiili    Mlliln
live il'i'l.il* ill It Ih tt ,iml liil|,|p,\i.|iii*ul« tiiiun llie U.-t   Kuute.i.iy    Hl"ll
lltinve uielillmiill lillueial clnlm   under tile  lil'u-
vl«|iin»..(tie Mntir.il Ael, nml If, within!«ii!ayn
K   Division  no
SllK'llll  „
H'i>l Kuute.i.iV lll'trlet. Wlnt'e located J
(lu l-'idi-lllv llniie,-iiuih ul New iN-nver, ad-
Jiiiiilnu the Kl.lellty, Vr\*i'<.. and Oritckftr
lack mineral el.ilitK*
luiiirbute v.iii  K.ril.,1, ,.( ill «iii|,.*M-ii.llliir.-,pr|iAK|.; sti'TlfV. that I, Wiu.s. Drewry, act-
■wl In In ...Id .ilnliii will I • -. • il« pro|«rt> ol   ,„.„    m|„(.r'»   ,.*rt|||,.m,.   N„,   n.V..ri|t. Inlciuf
i.iMl.tM-lllH-l*(»l.drr S.T I,,,,,| „f   mi   A.    e1(.,,lu        ,, f  ,, ,'.^f      ,J
tilled •  Vn Alt tn Ani.i.d Ihe Mini i <l Aiil'-x.   '       .....r, ,..,■:..  mi..    ii ..i... #... . '■ ..ia.-..
Dated i( New Deliver. II C , (hi*. .*lth (lav
tt. ti.lrt r  l"l IIKItllKltl   T TW'Ki'o
uitiii t i.:-..m:\(.,
iiii.fl in tin- Mlipiou Itcii.rdei for a Ocrtiticat*
iifliii|ir..v«ifn<||iiM. for (lw purpoiie  .,f ..btahdiiic'
,-| Ot-iiH'tt (fHllll uf the llliive chilli
And furtlmr lake notice tlmt action, under wc-
! lion .'(., muni U- i-uiiiiiiciiii'il Iwifurtt (Im- iwtmiice
of hih-Ii (VfiltleiKi- uf Improvement*
ll.ll,.I Itii- iP'(|i.|.i*t u| It.. . llliiel , A    1'- I'.ttll.
T" i>i;i.isvli:sr < "t.wsnts
T.. i'II.Iv A\'Di:il*t.v i,|.i K\II(HAII(S,
I'lllt.ll'll'.WI'. > t I w|...tntli. *, tn.it hive
unii*(.ri.il iliiit mil i.*i-!»lt, lb. I'c.l.ri min
• ill  . him   -ini.it.,l .*,, (iiitcim  I mn il.il
lliill  Hllv.-ll.ill    III lt|,     HliliHI    Ml-ltl.f    MtU*-
lull.-.l  W'.«t   I-.....II-0.,-,   lli 111, I
t \'itl    Mil   IM-'HKIIV \ •1I1TKD tint I In*...
.1    • \\.i ii 'ul »1 .; '■ l . I    ..i ..,.1  ttiipi,.,, to. i,t«
I.l     Hilll. I I, 1   ,   ,  . Illl I (l,
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At. Mini nil eintii,.,
M!«i..t.. tn (Ii. Sl.«.iii Mliihiu Diunluii i.f Went,
Kupfii'iy |ti»Olcl, IVlnre liHiited: Silver
Muttiit.ilii, i».. mil.. i,i»i of Ww iN-nvi r.
'V \ K I   VOTK K  I Inn l  lliip.1, s. Neltiui,, Fn-.»
gggggSlI initF.rri.isi:
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Jolt Pi'infhio is nn itrt.
It is today t»iir of tin*
mosl advanced of acts.
;i.nd u'i'c.'iici' t'fiords arc
lM*in»» niadt* t«» r(»a«'li
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iii'ftii'i' in tlie history
titf j*tfi!ifii!»j«^. I'!v<'ry M|i>
tddatf   liiisiiifss  man
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■11*1 \ \  I THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B. C, JANUARY 23, 1902.
Ninth Yeas
Clothes M ways look well
and wear well—if the
Tailor knows his business. Wear the best.
Leave yourpp order tor a
Xmas suit with*—
F. F. LIEBSCHER, ££?%&
[Condensed advertisements, suoh as For Sale
Wanted, Lost, Strayed, Stolen, Births, Deaths
Marriages, Personal. Hotels, Le«al, M-edii'al.ete,
Are inserted when not; exceeding 20 words for
S5 cents each insertion. Each tivc words or less
over 2 ' words are live cents additional.]
Employment Agency.
Help of All Kinds Furnished.
Postoffice Box 46S, Nelson. J. H. LOVE.
KY OKK PROPERTY. North Fork Car-
_^, pentercreek-ALPS, ALPS FRACTION,
and ALTURUS-Crown Grants obtained. Apply, W. J. MCMILLAN & CO., Vancouver, B.C.
NELSON, B. C.      Cor, WARD & BAKERSts
DR. MILLOY,1liofL^',>'
Has had 15 yeara exiiericnce in dental work, and
makes a specialty of Gold Bridge Work, Most
complete dental office in B. C.
on the Continent of North Ameri- n LH L I II
ca. Situated midst scenery un- n r Q n Q T
rivalled for Grandeur. Boating, ll L 0 U il I
Fishing and Excursions Resident Physician
and Nurse. Teleirraphlc communication with all
parts of the world; two mails arrive and depart
everyday. Its bathes cure all nervous and
muscular diseases; its waters heal all Kidney.
Liver and Stomach Ailments. SPECIAL
WINTER TERMS: $13 to $15 per week,
The price of a round-trip ticket between
New Denver and Halcyon, obtainable all the
year round and goodfor SO days, Is J3.35. Halcyon Springs, Arrow Lake. B. C.
AR. HEYLAND, Engineer and Provincia
.   Land Surveyor.   Sandon.
F. TEKTZKI- & CO.,  Nelson,  B.C.,
.   Dealers in all Drugs and Assayers' Sup-
JR.   CAMERON, Sandon, Manufactures
,   Clothing to order; and solicits patronage
rom all classes.
"Wholesale   MeroliEin.ts.
JOHN   CHOI.DITCH   &   CO.,    Nelson.
Importers, Wholesale Grocers and Proyiaion
,   licitor,  Notary Public.    Sandon,  B. C,
pvery Friday at Silverton. tf
ML. GRIMMETT, L. I.. B., Barrister,
,   Solicitor, Notary Public.     Sandon, B, C.
Branch Oflice at New Denver every Saturday
Signal Lowery's Clam
to come your way by
sending the editor a dollar. It furnishes a pow
der that leaves no missed
holes, and cannot be
beaten for shattering tlie
rook of superstition and
ignorance that covers so
much of the bright metal of freedom on this
earth. Dig, while the
thought of purchase is
warming your upper
R, T. Lowery
New Denver, Ii, C.
invents just passing By 11
The following despatch from J
London will tickle all loyal Canadians: "Canada is to be congratulated on the progress which she
has exhibited during the last year.
The fact that public deposits in
Canadian banks amount to four
hundred million dollars is considered remarkable, and the Morning Post looks to the time when the
fertile acres of the Dominion will
solve the whole question of British
food supply, which is the nightmare
of so many zealous politicians in
England. Here, surely, says the
Post, is room for British capital
and energy to solve a problem not
merely of the greatest importance
to the internal development of the
Dominion, but also to the welfare
of the empire as a whole. Its solution would be facilitated by the
conspicuous loyalty of Canada,
whereof so many examples have recently been afforded."
This splendid tribute to Canada's
possible greatness and demonstrated
loyalty is not to be sniffed at, It
shows that some people, at least,
are beginning to appreciate us. It
would be pleasant, now, if we
could speak in the same spirit of
England's loyalty to Canada. But
we cannot. England has not been
loyal to Canada. She is not loyal
to Canada today. For "imperial
reasons" we are forced to submit
to the invasion of our labor market
by Chinese, Japanese, and the Jike.
For "imperial reasons'' our young
men are crowded out of home and
have to seek advancement in the
marts across the line. For ' 'imperial reasons" our young women
must cast themselves upon the
mercy of the sweat-shop slave
drivers or barter their womanhood
to the lust of man for a mere existence called life. For "imperial
reasons" we must submit to  hav-'
(Continued from page one.)
Reports, Examination* and Management.
Ul ail reiigioJiM timl imvi; oceii
produced by thu-ugolii-uii,tlio malice,
the ignorance and ambition of man,
PrPflbytorianiKin i« the most hide-
The time Iiiih come when hcii-ii-
tide truth imiHt eenm to lie the
projierly of the few—when it imiHt
be worked into the common life of
tho. woHd.    Ar:ih«1»!.
A re%liin tlmt nmkf-Hman cruel,
peree-cuting ami intolerant ia a had
religion for Hiciety.—Dr. Thnmaa
Canada and Canadians, but so as to
advance'the commercial interests of
capital in the trade centre** of
Europe. For "imperial reasons"
we are forced to content ourselves
with being "bloomin' colonists,"
and to hold our country back by a
strict observance of colonial laws
of ancient days that have outlived
tlieir usefulness. For "imperial
reasons" England will spend hundreds of millions in wresting from
a nation of Dutchmen their homes,
in a country that will not amount
to anything, outside of its gold
mines, when it is conquered;
whereas, if a one-thousandth part
were spent in assisting to develop
Canada we would have a nation of
fifty millions in the course of the
average life of a man, a nation that
would outstrip England ten fold in
It is pleasant to bo known as a
colony loyal to the motherland; it
would lie pleasanter to feel that
that loyalty was reciprocated.
Loyalty to a colony! Why not?
If Canada were pushed forward instead of being held back it would
in short order take a prominent
part- in the commercial history of
the world, It is even today opening the eyes of Europe. It is held
by many that Canadian laws must
be liberal in order to Induce capital
to come into the country. Ho long
as Canadians look upon tlieir country as a Hparsoly••settled, unexplored, unproved and undeveloped
colony, this will be the generally
accepted lielief. Hut when they
nee Canada at* she is: a thoroughly
explored, actually proven vast domain of wealth, they will realize
that this too-liberal policy i» wrong,
and that a more protective pulley ih
necessary, I/awk should be liberal
enough to offer capital a fairjshow
to make good returns; but they
should at the swum time look to the
intercuts of the country siiflii-icutly
to keep the profits, or a larger share
of the profits from Canadian Industrie* on Canadian soil.
In exact- proportion us imtn.iih
advance in civilization,the account*
of ininiclcH taking place among
thein Itccoine rarer and rarer, until
al la*t they entirely cen^e. —-L-w-kv.
river empties Cranbrook is a town on
the line, of the railroad. A considerable
quantity of the land all through the
valley is fit for agricultural purposes,
some of it quite clear, and some partly
wooded. A good local market is afforded by the mining camps in the vicinity,
and by rail with the places situated
along- its line.
The best land lies along'the Kootenay
river, bench and bottom lands, The
bottom land is a rich, black loam, and
on the benches the soil is not so heavy,
and is well adapted, for roots ot all
kinds and fruits. There iB a good market at Kimberley,' Moyie and Fernie
for the products raised; these places
can bo reached by rail. There are extensive coal mines at Fernie, and lead
and silver works at Moyie and Kimberley. There is an excellent school at
Fort Steele, with two teachers, where
children receive a good common school
education. The rivers abound with
fish, and there is still a good deal of
game, such as mountain sheep, aoats,
elk, bear and other fur bearing animals.
About titty families can get good homes
in the valley. The land is held by the
C.P.R. and Kootenay Valleys Company,
whose agent, resides at Fort Steele; they
are giving liberal terms to settlers
West Kootenay includes the valley of
the Columbia from the Big Bend, above
Revelstoke','south to the International
Boundary, a distance of some 200 miles,
and the valley of the Kootenay river
and lakes from the boundary line north,
a distance of somo 4i3 miles. Of this
district the report says: "This covers
a vast extent of territory, but inasmuch
as it is almost altogether a mining
region, it is all lumped together. Several towns, some of considerable size,
such as Nelson and Rossland, are included in this section; also others of
lesser size, such as Revelstoke, Kaslo
and others. The communication between these places is good, and consists
of railroads, steamers and roads, and
access is easy by the same means of
transportation to outside places, The
land fit for agricultural purposes is
comparative small, generally wooded,
along the valleys of the rivers, and in
places requiring dyking, and while
there does not exist large bodies of land
suitable; still there are patches from 50
to 1000 acres in extent. In the Big-
Bend, on Goldstream, there exist large
stretches of land that are covered with
wild grass, at the same time the land is
"subject* to"overflow*during"~high~waterr
George Laforme, the packer, iinds this
land suitable for grazing his pack animals during the open season in tl\e Big
Bond ■ Rytwcen l-tavolstolso and Carnes
creek there are some splendid flats suitable for cultivation, but covered with
heavy growth of cedar, Between Carnea
creek and Downie creek there are some
nice benches,also covered with a growth
of heavy timber. The great drawback
is,there is no market available for their
products, everything has to be packed
on mules' backs, costing on an average
7 cents per pound In the vicininity of
Revelstoke quite a large quantity of
land is under cultivation. Hall's Land
ing is the best farming land in the district On Fish creek there are large
sections of good land which is heavily
timbered. At Revelstoke and along
the railway line one is struck with the
luxuriant growth of red clover and the
thriftincss of the vegetable and root
crops, This being a wooded section,no
live stock,with the exception of poultry,
is raised. Further south, that is along
tho Arrow and Kootenay lakes, there
are small patches of alluvial bottom
land at the mouths of streams, flats of
small extent on the lake shore*-, ami
here and there strips of higher land,
gravelly loam slopes forming the bam*,
of nioiiiitiiiiiH which rise abruptly along
almost the whole of the shores of the
lakes, comprising the only area lit for
cultivation. The rest of the illstrici is
nigged in the extreme, anil were it not
for the great wealth of the mines would
be worthless for all otlier purposeH,
Some men got rich while others
are waiting for great opportunities.
8 For the Holiday Trad
DIA MON jS-Looseand Mounted
WATCHES-FIUed nnd Guld
GOLD BROOCHES,latest designs
NobbY Patterns
Ladles' and Gents'
with and without stones
GOLD CHAINS-all weights
with and without stones
GOLD GUARDS-10 and 14 karat
Standard Grades of Killed Chains
and Guards in all styles
Don'f waste time
Sending your orders to houses that
do not have the goods.    Send
them to us and get just what
you want without any
 delay. . ...
M Jacob Dover's
The Jeweler.
Onr liersonal guarantee noes with evwy article, and should
any article bought, uf us not prove satisfactory, we arc at all
times glad to exchange same to the entire satisfaction of customer. JACOB DOVER,C. P. R. Time Inspector
Latest; Fads in
of all kinds
And all the Latest Creations In
Goods of All Kinds
H. G. McNeil, who came out from
Daw-son a few days ago, tells of tho conditions in Daweon and on tho creeks.
Winter work is under way, with possibly a little more being done than last
season. Wages are not high, but keep
steady. A good man gets $i a day and
found. Some owners find winter work
necessary on account of the amount of
water in summer. They came out losers
by not pushing the work harder last
There aro not many idle men in Dawson, though the demand for labor is
regular. The workingman gets the
•benefit of the prevailing low prices, as
most everything has come down by
reason of the market being so completely stocked. Compared with prices
in the past, the laborer has the best of
it now, though wages are reduced.
The population of Dawson is probably
at the lowest poinc since the first boom,
but trade conditions are normal and a
general feeling of a settled and secure
business is prevailing.—Skagway News.
Staple and Fancy
Nelson Brewing Co.
Brewers of Pine Lager Beer and Porter-the best in the land.   Correspond-
euce solicited.   Address—
  R. REISTERER & CO., Nelson, B.C.
An up-to-date line of
constantly on hand.
Head office: NELSON, B, C.
Stoies at SANDON, KASLO, and NELSON.
A-gent for
Seeds, Trees,
Till 1 VlQ f°r Fft11 or Spring
-DUlUfc planting.
Catalogue Free.
•SOtli WVminlnster Road. Vancouver, ». tl.
Hold | .mi I Quid and Silver..* .7,1
Lend .V)|aoM,Rllv'r,co|)|t,r l.So
Hampton by mull receive prompt ut ton tion,
Rich Ores and Bullion Bought.
14SJW Kith HI.,   Oniivmr, Colo.
round from Kiiropeiiii point* via Oiiimtlliu
iimi Anii-rit-mi Hum,    Apply   for Milling dntct
tales, llrki-iHitiiil full Information in any C.
Ity iiBi'iit ni —
(!. 1'. It, A Kent, New Denver,
\V  l», K. Oiimmlnw, «, ■4. X. Aift,, Wlnnlpen
'        HavTsiTop¥~inliem
of Kootenay and Boundary.. They sell the
best meat obtainable and aim to give satisfaction to every customer. Try a line of their
P.   BURNS   &   CO
Buy Your Fancy
Wm. Hunter Co.,Limited.
Stores at Silverton, Alamo, Nelson and Phoenix.
Hauling and Packing to Mines,
and general local business.
N«w l)i*nviir, ll. C
General Draying: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.
Our Haggage wagons meet all Sunday trains.
Saddle Horses and Pack 4.u::uis.
Feed Stablea at Now Denver.
(J    W.  (MIMMKTT, Ora.lim.,, (intlfUi.
anil .liwtilor
Af nt fitrCiiimtllidi K»«lil(On,
SitN'liO-N, II. ( ,
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Fred. Irvine & Co.,
SPIKES from fictoWc
The biggest sale in oar history in Fall and
<tfT*l J *■** *"*)% * A Al       "I* *9*9 •
Winter Wear.   Gleaning out all lines.   Bargains
for all.
Fred. Irvine & Co.,


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