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Volume X.   No  14.
NEW DENVER, B. C,, JANUARY 1, 1903.
Price, $2.00 Year ADVako»
sen^ai News noat
In and About the Slocan and Neighboring Camps
that are Talked About.
LOCAL   Kims   FLOAT.
Hockey haa the deal in Sandon.
Plenty of fruit on hand at Williams'
store.
George M. Hughes has gone east for
the winter.
A hockey club has been organized in
Slocan City.
The American Boy has a great show*
ing of clean ore.
Tho Lardo branch of the C. P. R. has
closed for the winter.
The Bosun closed for a week in order
to give the force a holiday.
Jack Aitchison has returned to the
Slocan from South Africa.
About forty men are employed in the
logging camps of Slocan lake.
Wilson & Barclay have bought out
the W, Hunter Co. ot Silverton.
In Spokane Pete Schonberg is apply-
\i ng for a divorce from his wife.
■^^TBS"PSyH5TallI^ffiidB"tlre"bBBtrrun~of-
the season upon Sunday night.
The Exchange on Dayton creek will
resume operations this month.
The Republic is shipping ore that rune
150 ounces in silver and tS in gold.
Father Hagarty
socialism in Nc
,_...   will  lecture   upon
ew Denyer next week!
A booze cloud burst over Sandon last
week and wet most of the inhabitants.
Bob Allen baa a contract to rawhide
600 tons of ore from the Hunter V In
Ymir camp.
W. H, Gibbs spent hia holidays in,
New Denver. He now counts money
in Uossland.
Wm Thomlinson ate hia Christmas
dinner.in New Denver, Billy's visit
was too brief.
A successful and enjoyable  dance
waa given at the Victoria hotel, Silver
ton, last week.
On Monday Mrs. Edna Ellacott re
turned to Spokane, whoro she will re
Ten back numbers of this paper are
sent to any address upon receipt of ten
cents. Send a bundle to your friends
and help them open their eyes.
Bobn.—In Slocan hospital on Dec. 26, j
the wife of George Aylwin of twins,!
boy and girl.   The boy was still born,
but the mother and girl aredoing well.
During the year the Monitor paid a
dividend of 10 per cent. Although the
mine is in a very satisfactory condition
shipments will be curtailed and further
dividends withheld until the lead and
silver market is in a better condition.
The Paystreak office in Sandon has a
mascot. It is a white cat that the poet
MacSwain lifted from a snowbank. If
the parson's dog that hangs aronndthat
print shop does not develop hoodooism
the paper will Have 'an ace in the hole
all this year.
Two stoves for sale at this office. One
of them is a Queen, old, battered and
tougrh to look at, but good enough to
use iu a cabin that has no floor. About
$1 in hot cash will secure this jewel on
a cold day. The other stove is of the
box_variety,_Jtrong_and_pleasant_to.
look at. It has stood the fires of two
winters without cracking a seam
Rather than see it fade into an oxide
we will take $5 or a load of wood for it,
Get in early aud avoid the rush.
John Williams had a thrilling experience with a weasel last week. This
weasel Had been having chicken dinners at John's expense for several
nights, but one evening John slipped
into the hen-house nice and easy like
and awaited events. Like a coon in
the night the weasel came along and
seized a hen by the neck. John reached
out his avenging baud, grabbed the
victor and victim and plunged them
both into a Queon stove that happened
to be handy, When the ashes of battle
had been cleared away the weasel lay
dead, the hen flew out of the stove
cackling, and John simply laughed In
in a rippling, mellow manner.
MINING AND PttOTMCTING FURRSTS
gold and silver than ordinary matte.
Samples of his load were assayed, and
the value of the lot is placed at no less
than $1,000
Swanson made a confession, implicating a number of smelter"employees and
business men of Northport in the stealing and purchasing of valuable material
from the smelter.
It is stated that much excitement exists at Northport, and that a number of
men left there Sunday to avoid prosecution by the Smelter company.
Swanson is one of the oldest residents
in Northport, and half owner of one of
the sweliest saloons in the city. He
will be sentenced today (Wednesday).
The smelter has been losing matte in
this way for years and has had detectives working up evidence for a long
time. Swanson made a confession, implicating about forty men in Northport.
RAILWAY   DEVELOPMENT.
It is reported thit a large amount ot
railway building will be commenced in
the Kootenay valley at an early day.
It is said that the Kootenay Central
will be under construction early in the
spring, and this line will follow up the
valley from a point near Elko, connecting with the Crow's Nest branch and
Crow's Nest Southern to Fortl Steele
There are several applications to be
presented to the provincial legislature
this session, asking for charters up and
down the valley, and there are two
charters; the Kootenay Central and the
B. C. Southern railway that were
granted several years ago. and it is possible that at least one of them will be
found in the front rank of raHwayjon-
"struction~by"thBTim^*that"the~snow has
disappeared. As the matter now stands
in Southeast Kootenay, the C. P. R
company aro determined to hold the
trade of the district if possible, the rail
way and express companv are more
than pleased with tbe amount of traffic,
and recognize that the Crow's N
branch is jhe best paying ctivisio
the C. P. R. system.
ing that the ore is here and can be sent
oat at a profit. Consequently there is
a wish to invest, to get in at once upon
the ground floor, and so get the advantages which will surely accrue to such
investors in gilt-edged properties when
the conditions are improved in this district with regard to mining legislation
and transportation and smelting facilities."—Rossland World.
ANOTHER SPOKANE ROAD.
The report that D. C. Corbin and
Senator Turner will build a 200-mile
railroad to connect Spokane with the
Canadian boundary at some point in
the Kootenay country, has occasioned
no little talk during the past week. The
report seems to be well founded and it
is understood that the Canadian Pacific
is behind thc move. It is believed that
the Canadian Pacific has had a jealous
eye on Spokane and the Inland Empire
for a long time and is desirous of getting a share of the trade of that section.
It is also said that the Canadian Pacific
is in a retaliatory mood on account of
Jim Hill's entering the British Columbia field with the V. V. & E road.
The name of the new company, which
was incorporated a few days ago, is the
Spokane and Kootenay railwav, capitalized at $3,000,000.
SIMILKAMEEN   DIAMONDS.
Inquiries made during the week regarding the operations while here of
Herbert Weymiss, the prospector who
recently stated in Vancouver that he believed that he bad discovered diamonds
injhe Similkameen, elicited the inform
"matioh~thaOhe claim spoken of on
which the supposed gems were discovered is not on Kennedy or Copper
ST>
I surfed in a snovsifde
(Nine Men Killed at Molly Gibson Mine Christmas
Night—Rescue Party Stil at Work.
Bide for w few months
11   W. W. Warner has re-leased the
'   Wonderful and will ship oro running
high in tsino and silver,
■ Tho Kallspol will bo worked next
spring with drills driven by power from
the waters of Ton Mile crook.
During tho holiday rush D.J. Robert*
son & Co. of Nolson did not soil all their
furniture.   Thfiro is somo loft,
Jamea A. Gilkor of Nelson wishes
overyono to make a resolution to call
at his storo regularly during 1008
Tho Arlington has reduced Us force
to about flvo in on, It will not likely bo
Increased until after the mill is finished
Somo of the gin mills in Sandon will
notronow their licenses next month.
This In another result of low-price:.!
tllvor.
Henry Stege will put lu his own sys-
torn of waterworks next summer Ho
will o*o a wind mill to pump witter
from the lake,
Tho Now York brewery at Sandon
•till has lonin boor for sale, It was not
all consumed bf tho great thirst that
twopt through tho Gulch city.
Flight snow slides came down Gnat
mountain on Christmas. This was the
only celebration in New Donvor, and
no town in America had a similar one.
At thn Filbert hotel In Sandon mimic
li fnrnlihed frot with moals. Thnt tho
tonl and body are fod at tho same time,
tnd patrons of thia popular house aro
doubly pleated.
Tbt Dayton aai been leased to W,
TT".Tr'.?A*i  A*"', wt it   ei**-*iAt*i**4    Thin
elaim la ono of tht oldest In thn Slocan
audit at tho mouth ot Dayton creeM
It hat value* in gold and silver.
Jim Ward, Billy Steed and Tommy
Hurley slid luto camp from Silver mountain fatt wook In search of plum pud
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SLOCAN   OUK   8HIPMKNTS
Tho Ontario government was given
power somo time ago to adopt regulations for thc preservation of forest re>
servos from damage by fire. Until ro-
cently tho necessity for making such
regulations has not boon pronging; uo
operations have been carried on in the
districts sot apart at forest reserves, of
which there are three—tho Temagami,
the Eastern, or Frontenac, and the
Western, composed of tho township of
Sibley, on tho North shore. Recently,
however, good Indications of iron and
copper havo been discovered on tho
Temagami reserve, and applications
for mineral rights (n tho reserve havo
boon vecelvouby tho crown lauds do-
iiartmont. Tho commissioner of crown
lands has drafted regulations which
havo been nppiovod in council, regit-
latlng mining operations In tho resorvon.
it has boon decided thnt all mining
operations In tho reserve must bo carried on under tho direction of tho commissioner of crown lands, and that no
ores aro to bo roasted In the open air.
nor are processes to be used which wilt
injure vegetation. Stringent provisions
regarding the use of (Ires are also Imposed, (Ires being allowed only for purposes of cooking or for warmth, tnd
those must ho kindled on tho bare rock
wherever possible.
The total amount of ore shipped from
the Slocan and Slocan City mining
divisions for the year 1801 was, approximately, 80,000 tons. Since January 1
to December 27, 1902, the shipments
have been as follows:
Week
Payne   IM
Ivanhoe .'    S()
Suniot (Jackson Bailn)	
Reco    21
American Boy    ti
Arlington    80
Hewcit	
Bosun .'...,,....,...   40
L&NtCbanoe ,	
Wonderful	
Enterprise    Hi
Lavlna	
Bismarck.
Queen lieu,
and brought down tome
ore.
An tnoraotu chute of duck, goose,
turkey and plum pudding wat struck
in the Newmarket hotel on Christmas.
«It wtt Jut like a French dinner In
'Frisco. Wine on tho aide and no re-
miction on the output.
A* C Allen, the only inhabitant of
Vevey, cane to New Denver last week
to enjoy civilisation. At Al. had been
alone for weeks with no companion but
Billy, bit hotrte, be found life tn the
Lucerne almost equal
York.
HTKAM.VI   MATIK,
Peter Swanson h naloon keeper from
Northport, was amtsled in Kosslund
Saturday, charged with having stolen
Rood* In lib poHSUNaion. His wrest in
io outcome of k campaign again at a
ring of thieves who havo been stealing
matte (rom tho Northport smelter for
tomo timo. The matte is vtluod at
from WW to W per pound, and It is an
easy matter for mon about the works
ui pui * (/tiunu ur two vt mono in tuoir
jiorltrt.ii Tblf* biif, Vicc.Ti donr
swaaf traded at saloonsjahout Northport,
until tho practice became notorious
Svttnton't place was a well known
"fence" (or stolun matte, and when ho
camo to Rossland ho had about 200
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y.. •***.*»♦ WW    ■**■*-*.  4--.***t, ■*tii**t.:*i+ *4*% *^^,..'v«j, ku.'
nit possetslon,; I
John 8. Ingram, chief of police, made I
the arrest, and 8wanson was promptly
arraigned on the chargo of having
stolen goods in his possession. lie
pleaded guilty to the charge, and wat
remanded for sentence. The maximum
penalty is fourteen years imprisonment
and in view of the facts the Northport
uiau U Hallo to Uo utveroly do«U with.
Swaneou hat not divulged the name of
the men who actually stole the matte.
Tb* stolen smelter product   which
        Peter Swanson brought to  Botaland
to Butte or New consisted of sections of "«ows." or rich
Iver Glance	
Whitewater,.,.1;	
Ottawa	
Cai>ella	
Floruiioe ,
Trade Dollar	
Hloran Boy	
Nne|iawa	
Ifitrtney	
Marion	
May	
Paystreak.	
Surprint!	
Monitor (	
Slocan Star.....	
Duplex	
Kmlly Edith	
Wakuileld	
I'reecott 	
Humbler,,	
Molly QIImoii,	
Washington	
le.ilHott   	
o.o. n	
Utiilnn lllll	
Ruth	
AntoliiH	
U.K. U*i	
SpiieUtor	
Hud Koi	
llani|iton	
Mercury	
Uanlani-lles ,..
I'orruiilmi	
ChailMton	
I'lnto,.,.	
N'olilu Klvu	
Holm	
Flnliiir Maliliiu	
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IWUi   IN   II.  fl,  TIIRAHOIIY.
Toml
2131
017
827
511
1176
9580
805
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188
181
1280
kt,
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180
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128
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4187
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187
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115
NM*
207
144
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The hoard of gold in the United Slates
treasury is now greater than that which
any nation over possessed beforo.reach
Ing above IMO.OiJO.OOO. This. sev» the
New York World, is moro than three
times the combined coin, bullion and re
serves of tho Bank of England; it Is
*ICIU <WI f\t\i\ . -• . ..,   ,. .1 'mi    ll'
i\\t, f* °*th* h*nk nf *'«»*•, tWwUntM. the**
""'oith© imperial Bank of Germany, «0
percent, more than Russia's. It is
an Mtonlnhlng showing, and is the rt
suit merely of ordinary processes of our
govermental operations, wherft* the
roll#r!lnna m»itr» *fc*» Pm-inMn  ».«,Hr,i,f
are by extraordinary efforts and for
special purpotea —Salt Lake Tribune
THU   KXORANOK,
The Exchange mine, taid Charles
Dempster, will open up on astihstantfaF
bails about January 10. Mean while
the ore now ttcked will bo at once tent
to tht Nelson smelter. 1 his ore runs
•85 in gold and i&6 ounces in silver.
"Generally apeeklBff,'' tald Mr
Dempster, "the feeling test with regard
to Kootenay investment It one of re-
turaing confidence In tpite el advert*
mountains, but higher up the Simflka
meen, in the vicinity of Roche river.
Large beds of conglomerate composed
ol similar material tn those of the Kim
berly diamond fields, are repdrted to
exist near the head of Roche river, by
prospectors who have been in that section. It seems curious, however, that
the gems were not discovered by place-
minerB who have worked the Similkameen river for years, if they really ex-
is in this district.—Similkameen Star.
COPPJSR   MINES   SHUT   DOWN*
Lato dispatches announce that the
Mountain and Bully Hill copper proper-
tiec in California, which produce more
than 40,000,000 pounds of copper per
annum, aro shut down by reason of a
strike of the employes.
The miners demanded recognition of
the smeltermen's union and when tho
managing director of tho Mountain
Copper company In London; was Informed of the condition of affairs he
cabled the local management that,
rather than .recoanizo tlio union, he
would keep tho properties shut down
for a year.
It is believed that tho shut-down will
havo au effect on tho copper market.
HU   FKLT   TUK   SYMPTOMS.
"At Christinas time," said tho pastor,
addressing the gathering of nappy-
hearted folks who had come to celebrate tho good old event, "at Christinas
timo, as 1 was about to say, wo older
ones become again as little children. I
venture the assertion that thero aro
gray headed ones in this assemblage
who even now feel the name thrill as
I hey did when they were little lads and
IsHnes. Am I not rklit, Brother
Scruggs?"
"1 think you be," answered Brother
Scruggs. "I don't know how it is with
the rc.it, but I've had the cramp* off an'
on nil day."
NIUKKI.   I.NTIUIKHTH.
John lt> tiitrilon of Sudbury, mining
expert, confirms a n>amt announce'
ment that tlm United Slate* Steel com-
tmny lia* secured potW-iion of the old
Canadian Copper, mul has become or*
gniil/.i'd under the name of tb<» Inter-
national Nickt-i company. According
to Mr. Gordon tin: iiinouni paid (or the
Canadian Copper interest in and about
Sudbury wan ts.uoo.uCO. Tho new concern ban about H.txn) men at work Mini
mining operations are being prosecuted
with much vigor.
■fi'.VTWiv'.V
the Pre
ree
|fornact boftomt, cmrrylnfimuch morelifgisltlioo.   Ktturn't are demonrtrat
li.  ,!iOtiiu,f Ibe fuel   lJ..!jl   ,u
was killed near Winnipeg,
Prcst displayt treat ignorance when it
informs iu reauett that ihu is the only
animal of Its kind over mo«u or killed in
Manitoba or the Territories and enUn
trtry. T. Arnold shot one at Caron
lately, and a crack shot of thit town
Hhot another in tht tame neighborhood.
Several have been teen In the neighborhood of lltgina. In fact, tbe Indiana on J'le-ai'ot't reserve andelie-
where decorate their moecttins with
porcupine quilln.—Mooia Jaw Signal.
The Mutual Life of Canada extends,
through their central agent, William
J. Twks, of Katl0t to their mtnr pofley*
The most fatal snowslide in the history of the Slocan occurred Christmas
night at the Molly Gibson    This mine
is at the head of Ten Mile creek and ia
high  above  the timber  line.   In the
bunkhouse there were nineteen men
when the slide came down.   Nine were
killed and are buried beneath the debris,
except James Campbell.   The names
oi the dead are :
J. Campbell.
M. E. Hall.
L. Bronlee.
T. Rouse.
W. Collins.
W. G. Murphy.
Gee Chip,
Two Italians, fietro and Hiro.
According to the story of Jules La-
belle, there were nineteen or twenty
men in the bunkhouse nt the time.
Only one shift is worked, and as it
was Christmas Day, they had "knocked
off'' at noon and stayed in all afternoon.
After supper an impromptu concert was
held, .which was kept up till a little
after 10. Then all turned in but La-
belle, and all lights were extinguished
except-a"candie~which~h"e~"stu£k~'up~at
the head of his bunk to read by. After
reading for a short time he blew out his
light and turned over to go to sleep.
The weather was then very stormy, it
was snowing hard, and a regular gale
was blowing. As he was sinking on to
sleep he heard a distant rumble which
rapidly grew louder. He knew It was
a elide, but never dreamed of it coming
close till a sudden crash came, and the
building seemed to go to pieces.
The bunkhouse was about 80 by 40
feet in dimensions. On tbe ground
floor was tho kitchen, dining aud sitting
rooms, while the office was a sniaU
separate building, L shaped, between
the bunKhouse and the mountain. Upstairs the bunks were arranged in two
tiers, in somo of which there were two
men and in othert ono. Strange to say
instead of striking tho office first, the
slide seemed to swing around and
struck the' other end of tho building
sweeping It away. The only corner
le.'t of the upstairs, so far as Labelle
could judge, was the upper corner next
to the oflice. He was in a lower cornor
bunk, Johnston was in the next row in
tho upper buuk, and McGinness in tho
next one to Johnston.
Tho-roof came right down on top of
Labelle, but. although tbe upper bunk
was destroyed, he was unhurt, though
there was not an Inch to snare between
tho scantling and his bony. He man*
aged to crawl out, pulling out bis
clothes which had been rolled up for a
pillow under his head, with him. Above
tho roar of tho wind ho could hoar a
doten voices calling fonholp away down
the hillside below. Uo helped Johnston and McGlnuisH out, aud John Hull,
the foreman, also showed up He and
Bull then made their way down tho
hilhldc, honing to extricate somo ofthe
victims. There was (rom (our to ten
feet of lowc miow along thu trail, and it
was only with tho greatest dilllculty
that any progress was made. McLaugh
llu wat found about sUO feet below tho
site ol the bunkhouse Despite his dislocated shoulder and broken leg ho
managed tu.partially crawl out aiuflhcn
with tlio niti of Labelle aud Bell was
filially go* over to the blacksmith shop,
which was in the mouth of Nn. 5 tunnel, a short distance nwny. Here they
made a lire and went back to the otlicn
for some blanket* to make as ea»y a
bed a* possibin ami to warm bim, a* in
common wilh all who liml been carried
down lliu lull he wan practically with
out clothe*, tlm kiiow having ripped the
thin ujght cloihen and underwear from
the bodies t'amphell wan found lying
In tho miow writhing in agony, without
any covering Ho coul-l only tnoAn,
and had not mrength enough to rise.
I hey tried to move him towards |hc
blacksmith shop, but In thn Iooho snow
could accomplish nothing. Bell then
wnnMnr n WsnVriH but bv tlio Urn* h«
[ got back Campbell was dead, having
1 7ittA 9 it,n umiuieit ku.'i ue it.u*
Up tu tucsaday there had imn little
I mw from ibe flld*. On« body, not yet
identified, was found two miles from
the bunkhouse D. J. McLaughlin, who
im in fhf hrmnital at Nrunn in In a rrffl.
] val condition owing to the woventy of
his injuries and exposure. Dunlap.Mc-
Creath, Harris and Bell are around all
right except for the soreness cauted by
their many bruiiHM. The work of look*
Ing for the bnried men still gott on.
KAtT   liOOTBNAY   MILL*.
for export. Mills Tiavo tiekii put in
along the Kootenay, Moyie and Elk
valleys and a vast army of men are employed at the mills and in the timber.
It is estimated that the cut this year
will aggregate between $0,000,000 aud
90,000.000 feet for lumber and between
thirty and forty million feet rrto*e for
ties, which will mean the employing of
700 to l.OOo men.
The capacity of the various mills aro
estimated ar follows:
Cotton, at Crow's Nest, 2,000,000.
Carbon Creek Lumber company, 2,-
000,000.
Fernie Lumber company, 6,000,000.
Mott A Son, Fernie, 5,000,000.
Cedar Valley Improvement company,
Pernio and Morrissey, 5,000,000.
McCrea Lumber company, Coal creek,
5,000.000.
Robinson-McKenzie Lumber company, Cranbrook, 5,000,000.
King Mercantile company,Cranbrook,
5.000,000.
Leaek A Slater, Cranbrook, 5.000,000.
Laurie Lumber company and Finch
* Jones, Marysville, 4,000,000,
—East-Kootenay-Lumber-compayrfour—
mills, 30,000,000.
Crow's Neat Lumber company, Wardner, 20,000,000.
Moyie Lumber company, 12,000,000.
Hayes Lumber company, Elk Mouth,
2,000.000.
Thia manna nt  rwrs*   «   vimt. amount
ef work this winter getting out logs for
next season's cut.
VALDKZ   E.HTTKB.
Valdez, Alaska, Nov. i, 1902.
Tub Whitbhorsb Star:
Dear Slr.—So many of my acquaintances in and around Whitohorso having asked me to write them re Valdez,
its location, resources, etc., I take this
means of teaching thorn.
Valdez is situated at the head of
Princo William sountL about 425 miles
very nearly duo west from WhltehOrte.
The harbor is completely landlocked
with good anchorage, surrounded on all
sides by lofty, snow-clad mountains,
whose every gulch and canyon aro filled
with glaciers.
Four mile* northwest of the t->wn it
tae Valdoz glacier. It was over this
glacier that more than 4,000 weary prospectors climbed the summit in the
spring of 'OS, only to return later on
disappointed, many of them ponnlless
and orokon in health.
There is a population hero of about
1,000 souls, cosmopolitan In tho truo
sense of the term. However, Chluote
are not welcome. Tho town sootns aa
ordorly and law-abiding as your town
of VVhltehoise, thouirh wo have only
one police ofllcer, a C, S. deputy marshal, on duty,
Hero you find all linos of business
fairly woll represented.
ProvlsiotiH tnd other supplies compare fairly well with Skagwav, You
can get a good meal ln>re for 95 c<>nt»,
whiten bod co8ts you a dollar. You
can buy horses from 115 to llftO
each, while dogs cunt from, fid up.
Lumber costs |25 to 140 per M with
very little to bo had Common labor-
era get W per day and carpenters G2|
:entn per hour, with very little work for
either clasM.
We have a sawmill here with a capacity of J.'i.tWO feet per day. yet for
mine unaccountable mason it suppllet
verv little lumber,
The nearer vou get to Valdot tho Ittt
you know of its resources.
Slate creek His ii•) miles and thn Si-
zaua lw mile* iu thn interior. Slate
crw>k wan (Uncovered in fJM and la fairly
well worked out The Nuina was dU>
covernd about a *mr ago and ban all itt
posftihilitle* in the future.
At Whltehornfl you have deposits of
copper, here yon can find mountains of
ore.   But those ol us who have spent
time, energy aud money In the development of the claims around Whitohorso
..-!.*> uun ......(.u.t tt i* *n .get gu>iU lot
eno^fr
The rtllread may begin work In the
spring. It has led people on by tbe
ume procaine (if 1 may judge hy what
has been told mo) tho last (our years.
Pmonaltv I know nothing, can atcer-
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■■   —«,     - *-.     .*-.<..»•«...♦>,    Huwt
matter
The U. S. Mvtrnnent has built a
trail and put fn a telegraph line from
Vftldet to Etglt City, eltuated on the
Yukon below Dawson, and le now
building a tied road from Veldts lo
Fort LTtcun, a distance of about teveo
roil** as tho road runs, while a steamer
tahet you there la four tnllet.
Six years aro there wat erne email
sawmill la this district, and valuable
Unbar llu itt mm* patted np a* hard I
iraty
buff*
l' .T^P* "if ?tt,0iw ,h,rp nMf 1**kfm *w*h BmMng, Now the lumber httfT*
hot Jen aad friendt In the Koeteoayt sett M» fceeomt one of tht great In-
tnd Okaaqrau vtll«y, a beatty ta4 doMrtw Is the tUrtrtel, a*4 thit year
No'ir, I haVu thu to say about Yaiikm
While I have ottrg, coaMence In the
future nowihllUlet tf the country, "
ing I
is aotbfof here for the Itboriof <
especially.' Il Is almott cent In thit
J thare will he a rath here io the *pf itiff,
*      ,     j Imt it looks to tne like t trtnsponattoa
1 r-ro«perotu Hew Year to one'tnd all.    I millions of feet will he manufactared [ Wn. fta? M, SoKruxa. THE LEDGE, NEW .DENVER, B. C, JANUARY
1, 1903.
Tenth Year
TaaLiDOE U two dollars a year in advance When not so paid it is $2.80 to parties worthy of credit. Legal advertising 10 cents a
nonpariel line lirst Insertion, and 6 oents a line each subsequent insertion. Reading notices 25 cents a line, and commercial advertising
graded in prlceB according to circumstances.
FELLOW PILGRIMS: Thi Lkdok Is located at New Denver. B. C, and oan be traced to many parts of the earth. It comes to the front
every Thursday and hat) never been raided by tho sheriff, snowsllded by cheap silver, or subdued by tho fear of man,. It works for the trail
blaeer as well as the bay-windowed and champagne-flavored capitalist. It aims to be on the right Bide of everything and believes that hell
should be administered to the wicked in large doses. It has stood the test of time, and an ever-inoreaslng paystreak la proof that It is
bbtter to tell 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 tlnanoicr. Come in and see us, but do not pat the bull dog on the cranium, or chase the blaok cow from our water
barrel: one Is savage and the other a victim of thirst. One of tho noblest works of creation is the man who always pays the printer; he is
•ureof a bunk In paradise, with thornless roses for a pillow by night, and nothing but gold to look ajk by day, _
The Ledqe.
A pencil cross in this square
Indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor
wants once again to look at
your collateral,
THURSDAY; JANUARY 1, 1903.
IKOM THK KDITOR'S UPPKK STOPE.
These days of gold an honest
politician is about the rarest work
of God.
The Slocan is not full of roses
just now, but theife is plenty of
seed on hand.
Doing business in the Slocan just
now is like playing poker and never
holding a pair.
One of Spokane's leading industries is in danger of annihilation.
The law is trying to stop gambling.
The tourist season will soon
open and now is the time to advertise the attractions of the beautiful
fire once nearly forced him to break
it. Such a man would be a great
stayer in a dead mining camp.
A bill is to be introduced into the
Idaho legislature providing for taxation upon thc net output of the
mines. A similar law is in operation in Montana, and gives general
satisfaction.
"EJiOCaBr-
Many a resolution that is alive
today will be desd or dreaming before thirty days have melted in the
ocean of time.   	
It is estimated that for the next
few years the United States will
supply Canada with a million settlers every year.
If taxes were collected upon dividends, instead of ore, it wonld help
many a British Columbia mine to
carry a heavy load.
With mines cloning down all
around uk, it begins to look as if
we would Hoon have time to take a
day oil and Haw wood,
"Now, wouldn't that jar your
slats," and "it certainly would
wrinkle yourraglan," nre the latest
phrases in the Aung world.
Kiiropeuiis emigrate to the United States and native Yankees to
Canada. The Yankees know (Sod's
country wln'ii they wo it.
Tin* ('. P. it. allows its ni'ws
agents to sell Mary MeLane ami
other trash upon its trains hut will
not• Ud-tliein  sell   l.owerv's Claini.
The Toronto Mail has put in a
press that will print 72,000 papers
ah hour. The press weighs 52
tons, only 47 tons heavier than the
one used in printing New Denver's
leading excitement.
Many miners in British Columbia do not know platinum and kindred metals when they see them.
For this reason placer claims
should be examined closely. Gold
is not the only color in the sand.
Economy is strong with the Chinese. In Vancouver they run a
church and a gambling game in
the same building. Prayer and
talking to big joss probably help
the chinks when fan-tan gobbles
their wash money.
Those who deride public-spirited
men, 6. Those who oppose every
movement that does not originate
with them. 7. Those who oppose
any movement that does not appear
to benefit them. 8. Those who
seek to injure the credit or reputation of individuals."—Carlsbad
Current.
There is a reign of terror in
Seattle and no one is safe from the
sandbag. The citizens should hold
up the police and perhaps the evil
would die out. A vigilance committee would find business prosperous in Seattle.
IlliW OlMMl
flN'tOI'V
It  will help to
A pork-parkin
built nt  IVtiolia
keep   thi'   town  ou   the hog-tmm
when tin' price of  pi'itiilt'iini ^inks
tO /CIO.
The flow of emigration from the
United States into Canada is so
great that the Yankee railroads
most affected have subscribed a
fund of 850,000 to fight the movement. Our railroads should not
sleep over this matter.
You must be good in Germany.
A girl in Germany threw a brooch
on the floor and stamped'-' upon it,
and was sent fourteen days to jail.
The brooch had a picture of the
kniser on Vmo Bide of it. If the
picture had been on both sides of
it she would probably have been
sent up for life.
There is trouble ahead lor llie
pork and other kings of America.
They will soon be no longer able to
wed their beefy daughter* to the
syphilitic things of Franco who
have nothing but a title, The
French republic is about to legislate its bunco royalty out of existence.    Hurrah for France,!
Clergue is the Soo god, and like
all gods he needs to be petted occasionally. He got in a sulk the
other day and shut down his steel
works, claiming that he could not
compete with German rails. The
Ontario government has given him
millions and yet he cries for more.
Greed is never satisfied. If with
all his advantages the Soo god cannot compete with a far-off country,
there must be something wrong,
and it is not with the wages paid.
Better that the government should
run the works than pamper any
more greedy gods. The shut-down
depreciated the stock of the great
company, and as the mills have resumed operations there may have
been a stock-jobbing scheme in the
woods. You can't tell, for some
people are real clever when money
is in sight,—— ;	
the mud and build fortunes upon
the foundation. An honest and
fearless writer gets his reward in
heaven^ but, while on earth, he is
covered with abuse of a slimy mob
whose souls never reach .'higher
than the flesh-pots. Frank Nonis,
the eminent novelist who recently
died poor in California, expresses
himself as follows upon the subject:
'' To  make   money is not  the
province of a novelist.    If he be
the right sort,  he has other responsibilities, heavy ones.   He, of
all men, cannot think only of himself and for himself,   And when
the last page is written, and the
ink crusts upon tho pen-point, and
tho  hungry   presses  go   clashing
after another writer, the 'new man'
and the new fashion of the hour,
he will think of the grim, long
grind of the years of his life that
he has put behind him, and of his
work that he has built up, volume
by volume,  siucere work, tolling
the truth as he saw it, independent
of fashion and the gallery gods,
holding  to   these   with   gripped
hands and shut teeth—he will think
of all this then, and he will be able
to say, "I never truckled, I never
took off the hat to fashion and held
it out for pennies.   By God, I told
them the truth.   They liked it or
they did not like it.    What had
that to do with me?   I told them
the truth; I knew it for the truth
then, and I know it for the truth
now.'   And that is his reward—
the best that a man  may know;
the only one really  worth striving for." ^^
man to make up her face than her
mind.
Spring fever is merely a seasonable name for laziness.
He who runs may read—if he
succeeds in catching the train.
An original girl is one who faints
when nobody is looking at her.
Even in a thorny path a man
can avoid stepping on all the thorns.
Of course brains count—but they
frequently get mixed up in their
calculations.
When a mustache fails to tickle
a woman "it< may bo fairly said that
she has lost her sense of humor.—
Chicago News.
WOMAN.
Arthur flullen
Has opened a Wholesale Liquor
Store in Three Forks, and has
all kinds ot Liquors and Fancy
Drinks, Champagne, Tobacco
and Cigars.
The Best Liquors
in the World—
From France, Ireland and
England -and he wants all hia
old friends—and new ones—to
come and try a bottle, cr case,
or barrel, whether you order
by mail or in person.
Th* earth had been, made and man had been
made.
But somehow it lacked In the bloomln*.
Till the Qod of the good to whom ages have
prayed,
Turned It into a garden with woman.
He bullded her fair like a Illy of white.
And with love did he lierfume her being.
And if through her did come the first shade of
night,
Ever since by her light wo'yg been seeing.
For you know that a new wick gives no light
at all. I
Till It'sblaokencd and trimmed with tho shears
So |>erhans this Is why she has brightentd this
Through all its varying years,
And I think it Is sweet *t the close o; life's day,
when we part hands with all tliat is human, -
To bo led to the light at the end of tho way—
As it always has been—by a woman.
—Atlanta City Sentinel.
Life in the mines and mountains
is one of blood, and every year
since the Slocan was opened to the
drill and hammer some souls have
gone ..over the dump of oblivion by
the snowslide route. The fatality
at the Molly Gibson upon Christmas night was the most deadly in
its effect upon human life of all the
slides that have happened in these
parts. A score of men were asleep
in the bunk house. Far from town,
high above the wvfety line they lay
dreaming of home and those who
loved them. A roar, and a Hash
of white in tlie dark night, and
hearts sir breaking while beneath
the beautiful but merciless snow
many a strong' nian'K life goes out
to the great camp beyond death's
divide. TIicfo deplorable accidents
stun us, but »n» long uk show will
Hlide nnd men will work in the
mountains they will be. The clement* are cruel, and have no sympathy for the weeping widow ot
fatherless child.
Couldn't Kool Her.
"Nobody can learn all there is
worth knowing in a lifetime," said
Mr. Mylde, wisely. "And," he
continued, "a man ought never
to assume that his education is
finished. I'm going to go ahead
with mine. I'm going to study
astronomy.
His wife looked at him, sharply,
and then in a cold hard tone exclaimed :
"John Henry, you'll have to
think of some better excuse than
that for staying out at night.
POINTED   PAKAORAPHS,
A woman's idea of economy is
Wliav^t'lTnTp^eliOTged:——i—=——
It is easier for the average wo-
Honest
It has not yet been given out
wb.it'.brand of booze Adam ami
Kve drank just before they saw the
snake. Prohibition whiskey in ull
probability.
Kindiies- te a paying investment.
Tlueu yearn ago  Mis*   Yonkers of
Milwaukee handed  a  sick mini on
a train n glass ol   waler.    lie died j
1 the other day himI leit her $4*-U*-«M. j
J This is a  remarkable ending  t«»aj
i kind ait, but i   puzzles us how she j
J gave  him  water  instead   of beer, j
i However,   kindness  with  uh is ii*
jown reward.    For year**  we havei
I have  bunded  fluid   life-savers   to
Failed Slates capitalist'* will un-idying men in various limes and npj
Hex Canada to their hunk account,'! j to going to pre,«s naryja crust   hn*i
if they nre allowed  tn acquire mil-  (Fated   down   the Hume of lime t..J
lions of acres of land  for spceiilH-'otu • idnicc-hoxey.
hitive piirpiwy. j
  ,\n olil-limer tu tin*.slocan write*|
Guilt* and judge* arc made for: a- follow.*: "I enclose Mo iifthi**'
the people and by the jieople. J *if is to renew mv subscription aml|
When I hey get alxive the people! if'.', towards the fund for the pur-i
they sboul.! lie hauled buck ami' |>6se ol showing tourists what fools!
made to s4t down. thev mie to mis* seeing the Wswli- ■
-  til  lit, ,..,,.   •*       It    .fr, *.t*t.ri*.*,\tl W...0*
A Woatm \9 ixeeAeA to take iiii'l mm'i.lwv letter" ot thte V\i\A our I
Hlocan through the dark place in|ta«k of "placing the ndvnntnge* of)
which it in now stumbling like njthe Sloean Moro the tourist world j
man currying a cargo of boose upon j wo„|,| |„» lightened. G«tero«ltv
hiii internal stope, '
An    honest    writer
seldom makes much
WritprQ mnwy- Toiling the
vv muoi o t-rtit-H does not pay.
as the world goes, these days. The
leading writers* on the daily press
are literary prostitutes, They arc
used by iheir employers for the advancement of personal schemes. If
I hey attempt lo be honest and tell
the truth up come* the ml ticket,
ami another slave holds their pen.
Tims doe* money force brains into
Necklaces
Chains
A pretty neck is much prettier U
ornamented by a pretty chain
Wc IllVe the I'hllill.S Vin, that will
JUM Mli 'As;' i ect; S-nne ];u\\i-s
wo.tr them with co||,-u'». others with
decolctc coviiim -. |-. polished ,,)•
ilciid linis'i gold, 1- m; or short chains,
hciu'v or light;   rn re value*, alwnvs.
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MINES
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NEWDENVER,   -   B.C.
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EITHER ON FULL OR PART TIME.
Aro you »atl.flcd with your Income?   Is your
time fully occupied?  If not, write us.
W o can give you employment by the month
i wood terms or contract to pay you well for
such business as you secure for un at odd times.
on pood terms or contract to pay you well for
such business as you secure for un at odd times.
We employ both male and female represent*
nlivci. Tlio next three months is the very best
time to «ell our Roods, No deposit Is required:
outfit is absolutely free.
Wo have the largest nurseries In Otnada—over
two nrrcs—a large mi uo of valuable new special.
tics, nnd nil our stock Is guaranteed ns represented
If you want to represent the Urgent, most popular and best known nursery, write us. It will
Iks worth your while.
STONE k WELLINGTON,
Oiimida's Greatest Nurseries,
TORONTO. ONT.
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AAfSSfflH HCW iKtWCr, offer* a peasant, substitutefor **     f
homo to those who 1 ravel.    It iH wtnutert on the h^A
s-hore of Lakt* Sloean, the must* beautiful hike in L'J     '
nil America.    From ilw balconies nntl wiiuhiwH 5*-=
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Nelson, H, C.
The Lake Shore [ aundry
In New l»,:nvcr
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t'lf tiling lli.-it
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^--w im •» iiii-i ii.ii.      riiiiu   nn   iuul imiiTt iimi wiimiinn y'w
rLA chii lie M«en the grandest scenery u|miii Huh continent, r^,
L>'J The internal urraii]L'einentH of the hotel are the reverse L'J
5;■*-£ to telephone, all the rooniH being plastered, ami electric *^
r^ hells at the head of every bed make it easy for Ihe dry r*n.
L'j moment* in the niorning.^3^3Ci!i^®^®^jj)^^j'»i_s>ik.5> L^J
J*^ The Inst and cheapest meals in the country 'ire 5 A
^g." to Im; found in the dining room. The house is i un up- pJ\
"j on cosmopolitan principles, and Ihe prospector with hi« yfy
-"i puck te \nA ns welcome a« the millionsnn' with his toll. ^C
PrnTi Kvery guesi rcicives Ihe best of care and protection. JAA
The liip-ots arc the be.-t lu the Slocnn. mul the L™J
tel has long been noted for its iMuiud game dinners. *i
This is ihe only fiiM-Hn^s house in ihe Lucerne of pJt
North America. One look at the landlord will con- - ™ '
w — vince miy stranger tlmt the viands are of the best qua!
ytnity* Hm-m* reserved by telegnipli.^s>v.0t^»cs>«Jt«*SMwS) ; •»'
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K'-fHOTC^'li'H1*, et\t.,
uiul to bay litem of
n*    tlet I'iiir t<rie.**.
ft if? reported that no land grant
will lie given to th« f irand Trunk
Pacific railroad. Thin may aootho
iMiiite pHiple, Imi where ix tho difference if money i« given ?
beget* generosity, and if K«x>U»nny
sense thin ofticc rntiHt te* *\\oworvt\ i,      .    ~   . . „
with letters jiiHt like the old-timer'it 1-<M),< vlUt foruuf Bnrjcnin
An editor who known whereof he
speaks i* re sponsible for the following •    "Town kilter** nre    Liwffier?
Owen  McOarton, who ha* jUHtj into eight bunches a» follows:    1.
♦IUhI  in Ntt*   .k'lwiy, wiiH tt deud(Thw.e, y.'liu go out, of town  tu do*,
game *port.   Thirty year* ago he their chopping.   2. Tho*e who are
made   a Wt that   if  Grant   htm 'opposed to imprvivement*. .1. Thtmt
eletteA he would never come out
of hte houm except in the night,
and he kept hi* word, although a
who prefer a quiet town to nne of
ptmh ami btiHituw. 4. Thone who
iinagite they own  the town.   *.
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Ht. ilos  l>.i(iiSTHATH(»VAa,id Mockt Uovtu (f.C.M.iJ. President.
Hon. (J. A. DfitrMMOKD, Vice F'renldfcnt,
K, 8. Cijouwoju, General Manager,
ffranchoi in at! pit res of Can-idn, yewfnandfand, Oreur, Hrftifn, iieA
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HI—1
Tenth Year.
THE LEDUE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JANUARY 1  1903.
I Romance of a Box Car
During the recent trotting races
at Memphis, Peter Tiffin, the old-
trainer, owner and driver of pacers,
sitting in the lobby of the Peabody
hotel told this one :
I had five in my string at Denver, and decided to bring them to
St. Louis for a chance at the money
hung up by the fair grounds. The
Missouri Pacific railroad owed me
damages for killing a nice two-
year-old, and as I was short of
cash, and never believed in soaking the railroads, I agreed to sign
a release if they'd give me a free
box car from St. Louis for my five
horses, myself and my outfit.
They were glad to do it, and so
was I, so I had a car sidetracked,
and spent about four days putting
in box stalls for my stable. I
rigged up the stalls in each end,
leaving a kind of wide hallway
from the opposite side doors of the
cars, knocked down ray sulkies,
and strung them wheels and all
against the roof of the car, and
set up my cot in the free space,
Then I put in some provisions,
canned stuff, a case of bottled
beer, some books and all tho newspapers and sporting' magazines I
could buy. I hung my lantern to
the rafter and let 'em know I was
ready for the road. Oh, yes, I had
my dog. I've got him yet, and,
by the way, he can trot as far aud
faster than any dog I ever seen.
That's him setting over there, by
the counter. Well, the night we
left Denver, they jerked my car
around the yards until my head
ached. We were bumped and
jostled for nearly three hours, and
by the time the train was made up,
Jingo, that's the dog, and my five
horses, to say nothing of me, were
as nervous as a bunch of girl graduates. Finally they pulled us down
the yards about a mile or so, when
I suddenly discovered that I hadn't
laid in enough tobacco. I asked
one of the crew, who came past, if
I had time to run over to the store,
and he said yes. I jumped out
with Jingo, bought a cartoon of
smoking tobacco, and caught the
train just as it started away to-
I.'? wards Pueblo.
We ran along'prettyTtWdy'tKen
down past Burnham, heading for
Palmer Lake, aud I got out my
newspapers and began to read
them. One was an i'extra," all
about a shocking murder. It seems
a woman named Pardee had
stabbed her husband, left him dying on the floor and escaped. I
had read that and another part of
the paper when the train jolted to
a standstill. Pretty soon I heard
footsteps crunching along by the
track—I had closed both my doorn,
for the mountain air was chilly—
and then th<?re was a pounding at
tlie car side, and a voice yelling :
"Open up ! .1 want to Bee your contract t" Of course I opened up, and
then I saw flvo men standing out-
sitlo in the gray of a starlit night.
"I'm the conductor," wiid one.
"(illume your contract." I hand-
ed i|, to him, and was a bit Httr-
priHctl when he thrust it into Iuh
pocket, and said to a fellow next
mini ''Heifer get in and search the
cai."
"Whin"* the matter?" 1 asked.
"Got auvhody in the car with
you?" he tumppcd.
"Nobody but live hof.es and a
dog." I grinned, Imt he boosted
tlie other .hap in and said : "This
is a Denver detective. Uo'm looking for an i reaped murderer, and
he. waiuH lo neatch the ear,"
"AU right," *-'.iyw I, "but h>-
e.iieful aboiil that sorrel filly in
the corner Mall **v>,c' -v devil with
le-r heels,"
The detective hail
and weal   fumbling
hoi«e.s, giving Lady
berth.    "Then*  ain't   nobody   ini
here but me," I went   on, winking
at llie crew iWHeuihled in   the door, j
"bill I'm dead anxious for rom*
piny,     I'v.-gol  a  few cold i|tiiri-*!
gpla'ie all right.'
Maybe that fetehed the detective,;
but any ooy in- v**n*e l«n *. «»,.; **,.
the UtxMalb- olid Mit. d»i»\n un my ',
bunk. I opened tip a few. the|
crew went back and the train (
started. Then thedeteelive, drink-<
ing up my mulw must heartily, saidj
he won niter the Pardee woman
that, had killed her liushaml ini
■'■* Denver, IttweniH nho hail uiadiM
for the railroad yards during that j
afternoon, and it was Mi.«|Mt.'led
that she had crawled into an empty
f**t.,,A,t       Wn     tiviftfiA    nnto     li.i*m;i«
talk,   ami   when   we   got   down.
to rainier Lake he got off to ratdi -
the night  paascnger train buck to(
Denver. j
When we got going again, Jingo,
^thai,'* mr Ao%, he began meting
' queer.    Lady Wilke* wan kicking
a good bit, ami hanging btvk <»n j
■ her haitar, hut Jingo wm uaed io
them «*per*, *\m\ f 'cbulflhH make
/out what he meant.   He nneaked
up by thc Mali, b*gan pacing at
tht *tr»w, and hollering
smelt a badger at least. Finally,
about midnight, I wanted to go to
bed and I commenced hollering at
him. He went on worse than ever
and I got over the partition and
took a look at the Lady.
What do you think I sees, setting right under the feed trough,
her face white, and her clothes
covered with straw and chafi ?
The prettiest little woman you
ever saw! There she was staring
at me out of her big scared eyes.
"Mister," says she, "you won't
give me up?"
"Not on your life," says I,
wondering if she was really the
Pardee woman as had killed her
husband. ' 'Are you Mrs. Pardee ?''
I asked her, and she said she was,
but that she never done it. I
showed her the paper and asked
her if she knew a detective had
searched the car.
"Oh, yes, I know it," she said,
still sitting in the Htraw bed
that Lady Wilkes had pawed up
over her. "I knew they'd say
that. I heard them come to search
the car, and I blessed you when
you said that this horse would kick.
I thought maybe you saw me crawl
inhere. Did you?" "No." "Well,
I got in while you were over at the
store. Is he -is Pardee dead ? I
hope he isn't dead."
"I showed her the paper which
said that he was found dead, and
she put her little pale face down in
her lap and cried like a baby. Then
I passed her a sandwich and an
orange, sha wouldn't try the beer,
and, squatting right there under
the feedbox, she said :
"He wanted to sell me.. At least
he said he had a friend that was
willing to marry me if he himself
would get out of the way. He
showed me the money he got—$50
and I was to let Howgate, that's
the foreman at the brickyard where
Pardee works, I was to let How-
gate in that night when he called.
My baby was dead only six months
sir. I know that Pardee was bad,
but, sir, a woman like me cannot
stand to be sold like that—like a
beef 1 I said no; that I would
kill Howgate before I would submit—I—was-peeliug—onions when
American: "No government has
ever existed without decay for a
thousand years. Great Britain
and tho United States are the most
powerful living nations. Germany
and Russia have not been out of
the forest long enough to be spoiled.
"France and Spain are morally
and physically dead , Italy, Japan,
China and Turkey are practically
dead. Great Britain is the only
country that sympathised with the
United States in her war with
Spain:"
Of course tho last sentence shows
the intelligence of the speaker and
his knowledge of the subject.
You will probably come to the
conclusion that the foregoing statement was ejaculated by some Jingoistic idiot. No, it was uttered by
a Christian teacher, an American
minister, a doctor of divinity,
named the Rev. Wilbur F. Crafts,
D. D., in Trinity Methodist church,
Toronto, on Sunday, March 9th,
iu this year of Grace, 1902.
All nations have virtues aud
vices, different, as a rule, from the
virtues and vices of other nations,
and the duty of any man who has
the privilege of having the ear of
the public, the writer, the journalist, the lecturer, and, surely above
all, the Christiau minister, is to
make his hearers acquainted with
the virtues of foreign nations and
teach them the love of their neighbors.
It is his duty to teach them that
the English are the most^ persevering, wise aud free people in the
world; that the Americans are the
most intelligent, amiable and enterprising; that the Germans are
the most economical and hardworking; that the French are the
most happy and disinterested; that
they open their schools of art free
to all foreigners; that a French
savant, the late Pasteur, invented
a cure for the disease of cattle, a
cure for the disease of vines, a
cure for hydrophobia, that he discovered the cause of disease, bacteria aud bacilli; that he inoculated
or had inoculated in his institute
thousands of sufferers, foreign and
French, and that he never charged
one cent to any patient, being of
opinion that such discoveries as his
were not made to amass wealth,
but simply to benefit the human
race.
$25tooo Drug Stock
AT   COST
We have concluded to Discontinue the Retail Drug Bushiest, and from now
lUNTILDISPOSEDOFi
We will offer for sale our entire Stock of Drugs, Drug Sundries, Toilet Articles, Etc., at cost,
'give below prices on a few a <, tides, which will give an idea of prices of all our stock:
We
he struck me, sir, and I guess I
cut him. I was mad enough, sir.
One cannot bfcand everything. I
wantj to go home. I live near
Maryville, Missouri. Let me ride
here under the straw, will you ?"
Would I? I got her to move
into the stall with Councillor Fad—
that's the roan that won last week
at Lexington—and I covered her
with straw at night and gave her
half my rations during tho day.
At Kansas City—well, never mind
for particulars. She's as good a
woman as ever lived—too good
for me.
"How many children have yon
got, Tillin?" put in Colonel Foray the, who had heard the romance
before,
- '' l'i ve,'' quoth tho tuxttet led Tfiin,
lighting a cheroot, "and they all
take after their mammy—dead
game and light at the drop of ths
Hag."- John If. Kiillerty, in Chi-
CMgo Hccord-Herald.
W \S    MIMIC!!    |V    TOItONTO.
Then* are Americans, very few,
I am happy to say, who never set
foot on Ihitinh soil, Kugland or
Canada, especially, without avnil-
ing thenuielves of the opportunity
for extolling Knghnd to the sky
and insulting all the other nations
| of the earth.
!       'Vim     dill, in/im.*     .;l-i,'i'i|H'Ot     VVSV-
made in  publi', only  a   tew  <l:iw
ago,   in   Torimtn.   ("luubi.   by   an
~TSIsTiuTduty to teach them that
"physically dead" France is at the
head of the nations in the fine arts,
science and literature; and nine
out of every ten great inventions
of the last century have been'made
by Frenchmen and improved by
Americans.
It is for him to understand that
international prejudices are all
founded on ignorance; that the
day on which nations know and
din appreciate oiie another all feel-
iTigrof'jeffloflisy and hatred will
disappear and tho peace of the
world will be assured.
It is for him to work with that
lofty, glorious aim  in  view.    The
PERUNA  80 cents
PINKHAM'S VEGETABLE COMPOUND  80 cents
ENO'S FRUIT SALT , '. 75 cents
PAINE'S CELERY COMPOUND  75 cents
BEEF, IRON AND WINE   75 cents
CASTORIA   25 cents
CUTICURA SOAP..  25 cents
PACKER'S TAR SOAP  20 cents
HONEY ALMOND CREAM  40 cents
BROMO-QUININE TABLETS  20 cents
BENNEN'S TALCUM POWDER..'   20 cents
WILD CHERRY, SPRUCE AND TAR  15 cents
WHITE PINE AND TAR, Small  15 cents
WHITE PINE AND TAR, Large  35 cents
THOMAS' ELECTRIC OIL..    15 cents
PAIN KILLER .....20 cents
AUGUST FLOWERS.  50 cents
BOCHEES' GERMAN SYRUP  55 cents
STEARNS HEAD-ACHE WAFERS  20 cents
SEIDLITZ  POWDERS  15 cents
all kinds;
and Wrisl
Water Bottles, Syringes, and hundreds ol "other articles, all to be sold at cost
n   .,"£* ha,Te a^ell-aborted line of Goods suitable for Christmas Presents', consisting of Ladies' and
Gents' Traveling Cases, Manicure Sets, Atomizers, Perfumes in Cases, Ladies' Needle Cases, and manv
other lines bought purposely for the holiday trade *
__           These goods are offered for cash only.     No credit given to anyone.      Bring vour orescriDtions
|~| and receipts to us, and we will fill them at half the ordinary prices.      Mail orderejwill receive prompt.
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W. F. TEETZEL & CO.
Corner Baker and Josephine Sts., NELSON. Corner Columbia Ave and Qucon St.'; HOSSLAND'
world wants broad-minded, intelligent, learned men to speak the
truth and spread knowledge. The
world does not want pigmies who
keep them in ignorance, and keep
alive in them their prejudices and
their lower feelingH of distrust toward? other nations.—Max O'Rcll,
in the New York .Journal.
Extraordinary!!
offer for Xmas!!!
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a dark lantern
in among tlu
Wilke« n wide
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THK   WAY    IN    ItriTK,
Among the little foi blew of the
remarkable young lady from Butte
i.s one which is told by a former
fcerelary of Kdinund Clarence
Stodman, who luuelicd wilh Mary
Mncl.ane recently. After lunch
was over Mary Mat-Late- wtid t
her friend :
"Now, yon jn.4 hi   me   lix   tin-
tip the way I want."
Then Mary Hunnleil the   w.iiior,
and.   r>rot!uoing   a   quartet-,    said
blandly :
"Waiter, I'll  match you fur Ihe
tip.
won. Then with the same calm
air, she continued :
"Now, I'll match you for that
quarter."
Mechanically the astounded waiter deposited bin quarter. Again
thc luck favored Mary, and she
quietly pocketed the coin,
"You see, my dear," said she to
her companion, "wc really do
things better iu Butte."
I In--,,.  Collet;,. Oil l»,
"Here's  a  letter from   Mirnndy
at. college.     She   ;-ay> .sheV ill love j
with I'in'n-Pong." !
"She is hey?  Well, she'd heller'
give   him   up;  hv  ain't  ^oiu'   ter j
oir-iand  fer   no  Chin.-unan  innrryin'-
inter this family."
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THE LEDGE, NE\f DENVER* B. C, JANUARY 1, 1903.
Tenth Year
Notary Fu."blio.
EM. SANDILANDS SANDON, B. C.
, Notary Public, Insurance Agent ant!
Milling Broker. Mining Stock? bought and snid.
General agent for Slocan properties. Small
Debts Court belli lst and 3rd Mondays in every
month.   Established 1895.
HOTELS.
ABOUT   VENEZUELA.
TKEMOXT.HOUSE, NELSON European
and American plan. Meals, 85 cents. Hooms
front 2'cup to ii. Only white help* employed.
Nothing ye'low about the place except the cold
hi the fiife. MALONE & TREGILLUS.
MADDEN HOUSE, NELSON, is contrally
located and lit by electricity It Is headquarters for tourists and old timers. Miners or
millionaires are equally welcome. THOS.
MADDEN. Proprietor.   '
THE HOT AX, HOTEL, Nelson, is noted for
the excellence of itscuisine.   SOL JOHNS,
•proprietor.
BARTLETT HOUSE,  formerly
Id the best $1 a day hotel In Nelson
white help employed,
proprietor.
tho Clark
Only
&    W. BAHTLETT,
THE   EXCHANGE, in KASLO, ling plenty
of airy rooms, and n bar replete with tonics
Mid bracers of many kinds.
PALMER & ALLEN,
THE MAZE, in KASLO,  Is lust the place
for Slocan peoplo to find when dry or In
t ©arch of a downy couch.
KEUTER & LATHAM.
WATCHES.
JO. MELVIN, Manufacturing Jeweller,
, Expert Wlitch Hepairer, Diamond Setter,
and Engraver. Manufactures Chains. Locketa
*nd Rings. Workmanship guaranteed equal to
any In Canada. Orders by mall solicited. Box
240, Sandon.
OIQARS.
THE CABINET CIGAR STORE Sells
pure LataUa Students' Mixture, Pace's
Twist, Craven's Mixture, Bootjack, Natural
Leaf, and many other Wndsof Tobacco.
G. B. MATTHEW, Nelson, P.O. Box 40.
mi»
J. PHAIR, Dealer In Foreign and Domestic Cigars and Tobacooes.  Biker St.,
elson.
ICootenay Candy Works.
J   A.  MoDONALD,   Manufacturing   and
.   Wholesale Confectioner.     Nelson, B. C
"Wholesale   Merchants.
STABKET & CO
ers In Butter, Eggs
Fruit,Nelson. B.C.
WHOLESALE DEAL-
Cheese. Produce and
TOON OHOLDITOH A CO., Nelson.
al:, Importers. Wholesale Grocers and Provision
Merchant f.
XjHIGtAXj.
IT* X. CHKISTIE, L. L. B., Barrister, So-
'. licitor, Notary Public. Sandon, B. C,
very Friday at Silvertou. tf
ML. GRIMMETT, L. L. B., Barrister,
, Solicitor,Notary Public. Sandon,B.C
leh Ollice at New Denver every Saturday.
Mining Properties.
Owing to its lack of transportation
systems arid its average of a revolution
every nine months, Venezuela is a very
backward country. In no respect is it
developed anywhere near up to its possibilities,
The principal agricultural industries
are the raising of coffee, sugar and
cocoa. The area of the coffee plantations is estimated at 17,000 hectares and
the product 850,000 bagg of 100 Veue-
su.'lau pounds. The yield of Venezuelan
coffee trees is very" small. Havre lias
always been the great market for the
coffee of Venezuela, but that port has
been closed to it for several months by
a prohibitive tariff. The coffee is now
sent to New York and Hamburg. This
dislocation of the trade and the general
crisis prevailing in Venezuela have led
to a considerable decrease in price. Tho
country consumes about 200,000.of its
own coffee.
Two grades of cocoa are found in
Venezuela, the native criollo, which
grows wild in the valleys near the sea,
aud the trinitiaro, imported from Trinidad. The latter is inferior in quality
to the former but grows more rapidly.
The most important criollo plantations
are found between La Guaira and
Puerto Cabello. Tho cocoa crop of
Venezuela averages \ about 8,000 tons a
year.
Tobacco is cultivated in the warm
and temperate regions, being planted
from August to Novemberiand gathered
about the month of May. A German
firm has successfully introduced the
famous Cuban tobacco, Vuelta-Abajo,
Rubber trees grow abundantly iu
Venezuela, especially in the Orinoco
basin. German, American, French and
English companies aro exploiting this
valuable natural product. Last year
more than 1,000,000 kilograms were exported,
Large numbers of bananas are produced for domestic consumption, but
few are exported.
Out of 49,462 farmB in Veneznela,
11,020 are devoted to the raising of
sugar cane. In central Venezuela the
sugar mills are modern, in other parts
they are primitive. Almost all the products are consumed in Venezuela Most
of the sugar is eaten unrefined, but a
small amount is refined for the uBeof
the wealthier classes.
Venezuela has vast forests of tropical
woods.
It ships 50,000 to 60,000 head of cattle
to Cuba yearly,
There is only one packing house in
Venezuela.
Leather making is the chief native
industry.
The cigarette industry, highly protected, is very flourishing.
Chocolate making is an important industry.
There are two breweries in Venezuela and they do a very profitable
business.
Venezuela has only one important
telephone company.
—Garoeas-aud—Valeneia-are-the-oaly.
cities having street car lines.
ever since the first mile was %ilt. The
public will have something to say about
this.—Saskatchewan Herald.     '   ,--■•
TAX   THKM   TO   TOP   NOTCH.
})AKTIBS WISHING TO BOY OR SELL
- Mining properties should address Box 60,
ew Denver, B. C.
Inauranoa Se R.oa.1 XQstate
Fire
JIHOMPSON, MITCHELL  A OO.
Insurance Agents.   Dealers In Real Estate
Intag Properties.  Houses to rent and Town
Lot» for Sale.
NOTARY E»ITBLjIO.
1 0. RASHDALL, New Denver, B. 0„
°* NOTARY PUBLIC,
GENERAL AGENT
Real Estate and Mineral Claims for Sale. Claims
represented and Crown Granted.
LUMBHR,
r
SON SAW * PLANING MILLS Ltd.
Lumber, Doors. Windows. Btore FronUJIhow
Cut*, Btore and Bar Klxtow. Counters, F»ncy
OU«. H. HOUSTON, Manager.
Nelson, B. 0.
»HlNTISTR»-5r.
PR, .MILLOY,
Bashadlllyaarteiperlenw In
raakaa a specialty of Gold Oridffo Work,
complete dental otto* In B. C.   	
ROSSLAND,
i       » O,
dental work, and
"   "    Most
This paper is pleased to welcome
foreign population to these territories. We believe that iu doing
so we represent • the views of our
most progressive citizens.
The Northwest wants men and
money.
But the passing of large tracts of
railway and public lands into the
hands of big syndicates does not
guarantee,  in itself, an influx of
either men or money.    The transfer of a million acres of C. P. R.
lands—previously held  at $4  an
acre, with ten years to pay for it—
into the hands of American syndicates who   double the price and
shorten the term by half, does not
seem conducive to the general prosperity, however much it may tend
to the enrichment of individuals.
Their extortiou must be checked.
The way to do it is to tax them
up to the top notch.   The C. P. R.
has  successfully evaded taxation
with  the connivance of political
trixters.     Will the landed  companies succeed in a like manner ?
It cannot be longer argued that
the landB are not selected.   They
are sold from and by the C. P. R.
and especially indicated and described on the maps of the present
vendors.   If left untaxed the price
will be advanced as the country
progresses.
The bleeding process will continue.
On the other hand if all the
school districts, the road and
statute labor districts in which any
of the lands we refer to are included, tax them to the utmost limit,
the holders will exert themselves
to induce population and capital.
They will be glad to let go.—Regina Standard.
A little girl had been looking at
some pictures of angels and she
turned to her toother and asked,
"Mamma, why are there no men
in heaven?" "But there are men
in heaven," replied the mother.
'•Then why is it," asked the child,
"that we never see any pictures of
angels with whiskers or mustache?"
"True, but there are men in hea-
iinnlv.
HEADQUARTERS
FOR
i HOLIDAY
} SUPPLIES
Our Holiday Stock comprises every line handled by the jowoler, and each line Is as comprehensive as unlimited resources and
competency can make it. .Watches, Clocks, Diamonds, Silverware, Jewelery, Etc, Every department is complete In itself; no one
bclnR sacrificed to another. Wc sell every line a specialty, and our oloso relations with the best manufacturers enables us to do
so -greatly to your advantage.     In buying from me you pet the best goods at the lowest prloe, quality considered.
JACOB DOVER, BUVEF
Orders by mail receive our prompt attention.   Send your watch repairs to me and I will do tne rest.
VICTORY-TRIUMPH   TO   WORK,
The golden calf is the god of Chicago. In that city all are welcome
provided they have money. The
thief and the swindler are honr
ored by the shoddy aristocracy if
their bank accounts are fat and
they know enough to keep out of
jail. Chicago surely is very amusing to those who know the difference between natural gentility and
a parvenu.
Love is its own reward. There
is nothing so elevating, so ennobling, as unselfishness. It is the
outgrowth of love. Without love
it cannot exist. With an abundant, outflowing love there can be
no thought of selfishness nor evil
of any kind. Love thinketh no
ill and is kind.
P.BURNS&GO.
Have shops in nearly all the camps and cities
of Kootenay and Boundary. They sell the
best meat obtainable and aim to give satisfaction to every customer.     Try a line of their
P.   BURNS  &   CO.
got in by a close shave.
»i
they
Qtonoral   Store.
Jt, KKLLV, THHKE  K0BK8, daalerln
. drocertea, Dry Ooorti, Ew,,   (tooda Shipped all over the Hlocan.
SAKITARXUM.
TTALOYON HOT SPKINOR SA2UTAH*
H IOH. The most complete II C A I T U
onOw Continent of North Ameri- Ti CA L I II
«a. gttoattd mldit eeenery un n r Q ft n T
rWaltadfocOrendwir. UuaUuir. It CO U If I
I Ubtaf and Ksronioiu to tho mauy point* of
lat«r««i:. Tatavnifbte roinmumratlon with all
parte of Um world; two matt* arrive and depart
•WriUy. Ha bathes cure all nervous and
•tutelar dtooaseii IU waters heal all Kidney,
Over aud btomai-Ii AllmeiiU of every name,
Th* Wiee of a round-trip teket between
Niw Denver and Halcyon, obtainable all tht
year rowid and ifood for*> day», 1* W.»s. IUI*
«y«n Hpfaft, Arrow l«kf. B. C.	
BUR.VIATOR..
Another gratifying result of the visit
to Hossland of C Williamson Milne, a
wealthy English mining man, is the announcement that the Victory-Triumph
mine will be operated again. The property ie on Sophie mountain, near the
Velvet, aud lias been closed for four
yean.   When operated the only trans-
Eortatlon was ever a bridle path, and a
ig deposit of concentrating ore could
not be utilized. William Thompson,
general manager of tho Kossland-Koote-
nay company, has mado an examination and stated that the principal tunnel cuts through a shoot of ore 860 feet
lone- aud having au average pf 250 feet
of backs.
It has, he says, fully 20,000 tons of
pay ore In sight. Tho vein carries a
quartz gangue with gold-sllver-copper
values, The average is unknown until
tho vdu is thoroughly sampled. Ho
says the property is an Ideal concentrating proposition. Lower treatment and
transportation charges now make it
possible to opcrnto the Victory-Triumph
at profit, and Mr Milne will take steps
to arrange for tho resumption immediately on returning to London.
His intention is to Install a high speed
fgravity stamp mill, a new mechanical
nvoution, and to pass the products of
the mill over Wllfley tables and •hipping thc resulting concentrates (o a
mnelUsr. lie bul lo von that Sophie mountain is just entering on an era of renewed activity and that it will produce
several dividend-paying mined.
•u.ooo 9 Mil*.
This is the amount nn Ottawa dis-
patch mvr Sir Wilfrid Lnurinr. Mr. Sif-
ton and others In the ministry have
promised to endeavor to secure as a
uonui to Mackenzie & Mann on their
road from Yorkton to Edmonton. The
government would save money and own
a toml tor tea* than thia tt te too much
bonus them daya, hut especially for thin
one, which Mr,' MacUensieaayshAS paid
KOOTENAY RAILWAY & NAVIGATION COMPANY, LIMITED.
OPERATING
INTERNATIONAL NAVIGATION &
TRADING COMPANY. LIMITED,
KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY.
9:00 a m. Lv. KASLO Ar. 8:16 p. m.
11:25 a. m. AR. SANDON Lv. 1:00 p. m.
Whiskey is one of the best drummers that ever left hell. It is a
curse that cannot be crushed by
force. Education may do it but
prohibition never will, for even the
liquor laws we have now are dead.
Why pass more? Better pass a
law compelling everybody to stay
drunk. This would have the opposite effect and cure the evil. Try
it.   Everything else has failed.
Important Dlacovery.
Copenhagen, Doc. 23 —Dr Laval, the
inventor of n well known cream separator and other contrivances, has devised,
alter many years' experiments, a process for electrically extracting zinc
from ores    _______________
They have got the diet fad down
so fine in Montreal that a patient
at a sanitarium in that oity died
from starvation.
It is better to be poor and eat
without bitters, than to be rich
and have appendicitis.
INTERNATIONAL NAVIGATION
QTRADING COMPANY, LIMITED.
l KASLO-NELSON ROUTE.
m.
m.
5:00 a. m. Lv. NELSON AR.7:15p
8:40 a. m. AR.   KASLO   Lv. 8:85 p
Tickets sold to all parts of the Un
States and Canada via Great Northern
and O. R. & N. Company's lines.
For further particulars call on or ad-
Qf*AQQ
ROBERT IRVING, Manager, Kaslo,
That assays high in artistic merit, quickly
done at New Denver's printing emporium—
Address ===== THE LEDGE
H. GIEGERICH
Staple aud Fancy
l-
Agent for
GOODWIN  CANDLES
GIANT POWDER
AINSWORTH
SANDON
JOHK
Mrt.ATUIMK,   [VrtnlitUm and Pro-
vtaclat Unit Hurveynr.  Seiam, II. C.
AK HKYI.ANH, Knmwor and I*rovtnelei
,   UmlNiirwnr.   K**l<»»
DRUOS,
'AMNTIINH'K   l»Ut;i.   AYOKK,  X<W,i.
Matt nttata pr-Tiiptly stti-ntte-l In.
5-
f*\.*a
W. TICKTliei. * CO.. Silaoti, B.C.,
OttiUt* in illl>n»t* mm Atmy***" wtt\*
TAJXjOR43.
,,, <.«.«..,i*t%*
t).   CVnfclntU»or.l«f;
mm aii ...lutj-.-.t.
r*,. ...A*.*    ii.t.ttt.ttm*..
•nd -ftotkrfi* |i*t*MUft
The Filbert Hotel
Why you should buy
FAIR   PLAY
CHEWING
TOBACCO
BeCaUSO it I* the best quality.
Because it u »»»• »»»»t '■»<'"»
Because a i* th« urgmt hwi
grade 5 or loTpIui.
BeCaUSe th* tag* are valuable lor
premiums until January
Ut. wot.
Because««
ifunrniitei'   «v«rv
Silver King Hotel
In Netoit, I have ieenred a
least upon the Imperial, and
have changed the name to
what It was year* agoi
The Silver King; Hotel
I'bto name to familiar u> »ll
who bUwd U» tt»U« la early
days, aad tl* tftrttmen
will ima fbrgtt HU thay drop
in and set mt.
K   KUstNSCHMIDT.
IN SANDON
Is the house to Hop at when
in tlie Silvery City. The
room** are airy and the hedi*
conducive toslumher, while
the call t>ell» benide every
door will put you in mind of
roortarn civihrriHmv Thoj^
meals in the dining room
will make a ina.ili upon your
tasic and change your stomach into an internal heaven.
The Filbert is cosmopolitan,
and is run upon the Canadian
American and European
plan.     The bar  is replete
with all kinds of bracers from
wnlle old rye to the tipple
that foams in the glass.
plUg, Kliil
BeCailS6 your ih-nlor to author-
Ucd   to   refund   your
HOTEL SLOCAN
THREE FORKS
This old-tlmo hotel has recently
beeu bought by tho undersigned
and renovated into au up-to-
date hostelry. Miners, tourists
and all classes of this world's
pooplo can always got a square
meal and an easy hod within
the portals ol my doors. The
bar contains many kinds of
nervo bracem, ranging from
the brew of Cody to tho sweet
cordials of sunny Franco. If
you are dry, hungry, weary or
sad when passing through the
Forks, lift the latch and drop in.
HUGH NIVEN
RELIABLE ASSAYS
Gold I ,TJ|Oold»ii<IHIIv«r..ll.iW
Lead THIUoM.tllv'r.ropp'r l.M
MamplM by mail receive prompt attention
Gold and Silver Refined and Bought
0QDENA88AYC0.
1TSB Arapahoe Ml.,  Danvrr, Colo.
Kootenay Coffee
Company
COFFEE ROASTERS
Dealeri in Teal and OofTee.
All (rradei and prlcei. A
trial order solicited....   ,
Kootenay Coffee Company
P*aB01,1htu«m.B.Tf,,lhtarit
PALMA ANGRIGNON
General^rayin^Mining^up.
~~" "-• andHeavy Importation a Specialty.
Coal & Wood for Sale
Saddle Horses and Pack lauiuis.
Feed Stables at New Denver.
Seeds, Trees,
Plants
Bulbs
AGRICULTURAL
IMPLEMENTS,
BEE SUPPLIES,
FRUIT BASK^
FERTILIZER&
for Fall or Spring
Planting.
Catalogue Free.
M. J. HENRY,
*x» Wettmlniter Road. Vanoou/er, B. O.
WHITE LABOR ONLV
ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS
To and from European poInU via Oanadlar
and American llnet.    Apply  tor tailing datoi
ratea, ticket* and full Information lo any 0.
By agent or—
». II. OARRJCTT.
O. P. R. Asent, New Denver.
W, I*. K. Oammlnte. O. H. H. Ant., Wlnnlpot
KASLO
HOTEL
THE LEADING
SUMMER RESORT
IN THE KOOTENAYS
COCKLE & PAP WORTH
KASLO, B. O,
monwy If you nre not
THE EMPIRE TOBACCO CO., Ltd.
Bniok6
Tuokett
\...J A.tSlL tZAlA      WlMmfWJtli
P. H. Murphy
VtAftUAmt
Union JrMdI
Monogram
.Label   Marguerite
Cigars ""^
rorpr**-«*a99lri*~
W. Jl. mamWUMkCtk.
Wlilmli AfeaU twt B.C
lammrm, ll.C.
OorBpKial
ElOondor
Schillor
mm corset depart-
MrINT IS UP-TO-DATE
IS  ALL STYLES AND
PRICKS.
i
Fred. Irvine & Co.,
NELSON, B. C
LATEST NOVELTIES IN
ALL DEPARTMENTS
ALWAYS IN STOCK
1UT ~_ Tl 2 Jl f*
iC
*nr yr     V^h.
^9tf n*r*
n<i-s~
dpecianies
We *r» ihowlng In our new prcraUcs one of tho rtitest stock* of Lidlw' Wwtr flrcr dltpUyed In Ndlwn.   In
*v„ t „,lu,t,'nt,rii9tmanl jrnti will find * vt*rt !«•*• niWITlroMlt M tl1Vtrt<lAt» nnd  IIAttT  »tVl«l III   (adifA* Silk
C**hm«r« Aid French Flannel Shirt and BIoum Waleta. A very pretty and natty lot of Ladiea' Silk Tlei,
Beard and Neck Tic*-Ju»t received, aiuieial for the holiday trad*. Ladies' and Chlldren'i Handkerchteft,
Uate and Capi: Fur Bota, Tien, Ruffe, Muffe and Seat Jackets In tha Oent'e Dapartmrnt ve can ahow
yon Men a Smoklmr Jackata, Drtaainr Oownt. Bath Rob«a, and Trarelln* Rogat Silk Unbrell*a; Ttao, Silk
Wrap*, ikarfa, Mnfflara. Kid Olovea, Mitta and Faaey Half H«aa, and Uodarwaar.    AU Holiday Oooda.
m        _. it au. oiiosiM fcucBtvx aruiaAL ATTDmo»
MMMMIMNMNN _
Fred, ftrine t Co^
NELSON, B. G
SOLE AGENTS FOR
| BUTTERICK PATERNS,
1
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!  THE ONLY RKL1 ABLE.
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