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Volume VIII.   No  36.
NEW DENVER, B.^G., JUNE 6, 1901,
Price, $2.00 Year ADvaW
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facts about B*G. Mftt?
IA Valuable Pamphlet Issued by the Minister ofte*.
Mines Dealing with the Subject. 7
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A pamphlet, artistically printed and
filled with valuable information about
the mineral resources of British Columbia, baa just been prepared by Minister
of Mines McBride for free distribution
at Glasgow and Buffalo expositions. It
is the most comprehensive-and interesting document that has ever been issued
"by the government along these-lines,
and ought to be of inestimable value in
giving to the world a better idea of tbe
vastness and wealth of this favored
province. The value of the pamphlet
can be best judged from the following
extracts showing the character of the
Information given:
"British Columbia has produced, to
date, $62,584,442 of placer gold; t>12,*
812,860 of lode gold, $12,688,449 of silver,
, $7,619,626 of lead, •4,862,583 of copper,
, aud 149,140,917 of coal and coke. The
Mineral production for 1900 was 116,
™8U,Y51.~L<>de-mining-_-hM_onlyJb5en;
in progress for about 10 years, and not
20 per cent, of the mineral land has
been even prospected; 800,000 square
Tw, miles of unexplored mineral-bearing
land' are open for prospecting.
- •*f he total tftfi of'British Columbia
la about 882,0C-i,aj?uare miles, of which
286,000 square mtlea are estimated to
be wooded. The county is traversed in
, a north*westerly direction, by four
f more or less continuous chains of mountains, between which lie valleys of
varied width, well suited for agrlcul
ture.
"It may be truthfully said that the
whole province has been proved worthy
of systematic examination, or prospect-
ing, as It l« usually termed, As yet,
serious work of this description has
been confined to within a comparatively
few miles ofthe railways, and not more
Chan 20 per cent, of the eat Ire area of
British Columbia can be said to be
really known, while not half of even
that portion has been examined closely
or In detail, by which means alone will
iu value be shown.
"It will thai be seen that about 800,*
O00 square miles of country, known to
be extensively mineralised, still remains
as a virgin field for the prospector and
for the investor In undeveloped pros*
petta,'a field such as exists today no-J
where else In the world.
"The following brief outline of the
nrlneraldeveloprntntof British Columbia may hot be 6ot of place Naturally,
the country was firtt explored and
•opened up from the Pacific seaboard.
As early as 1835 coal was discovered at
Fort Ropert by tbe Hudson's Bay Co.,
and Id 1861 the same company opened
up the extensive coalfields at Nanaimo,
Vancouver island. In those days the
market waa very limited, and it was
not until 1876 that the output of the
province exceeded 100,000 tons per
^ annum. 8lnce that time, however, the
market baa gradually Increased until,
tn 1900, abont 1,600,000 tone of coal and
85,000 toni of coke were produced, the
market, rather than the mines, being
the limiting factor in the production
"The Vancouver Island collieries
have produced to date a total of about
15,000,000 tons of coal, and within the
pa«t two years one of the coalfield* on
'.'..   V" £."*.'*T  "'***",*> *t   ti*i%   Oni»>*«-   Vii»,»«
tiilrtp Vim Vif-«*tt rendwH ap«*«***tWa by *
railway, and ban mad* an output during
the past year < taoO) of over 200.000 tons
of coal, 6*yW0 tont of coke alan being
manufactured
" h% ),l*tt*tllti. Vl'«**» WiiJ   'NMiiiV.1.'^  WuA'ttJ."
lea in the province are in the two district* hut mentioned, but tha distribution of coal teems general, since it is
known to exist la place* along the whole
western slope of the Rocky Mountains:
It U found ia tde Interior v*U«t» at
Nicola, on the Thompson river and In
the Omineea district- it occur* <m the
Pacific Coast, on Vancouver Island, en
Ike Queen Charlotte Ittandt. and ale-og
theSkeena river, while recent report*
eealra lu discovery ia the Callkat die*
ttfat ef the Late Bennett Mining Divie*f
ton.
"In 1858 alluvial or placer gold was
found in British Columbia in the bars of
the lower Fraser river Hardy and
adventurous prospectors followed the
stream up—following the golden trail
thuB struck—and, in 1860 and 1861, on
the head-waters of the river, they discovered the exceedingly rich placers of
the Cariboo district, which produced
gold to the value of about $50,000,000.
"The news of these rich finds traveled
abroad and brought about a rush of
gold-seekers from the then failing gold-
fieldn of California and from almost
every part of the world. From this
time practically dates the opening up
and settlement of British Columbia.
"Within the next ten years the province produced about 188,000,000 worth
of placer gold, the greatest production
in any one year being in '1868 and
amounting to about 84,000,000. All of
this gold was obtained with pick and
shovel, without the aid of any machinery, which, as a matter of fact, could
not be taken into the country over the
crude trails'and roads which served
well enough for the pack animals of the
early miners and prospectors.
"It is only the repetition of the history
of all placer mining countries that prospecting for lode mines receives little or
no attention until after the placer
grounds have been so culled over as to
force the prospector into new fields of
labor. Nor is this to be* wondered at;
the placer is the 'poor nian's mine'; he
needs little or no capital to work it; its
product Is cash, to all Intents and purposes, and he is his own master—all
attractions too great for his sturdy in*
dependence of the prospector to allow
him to think of searching for lode mines,
which, when found, require so much
capital to work them as to leave but a
very small interest In the property with
the original owner or locator, while, at
the same time, the necessity of transportation facilities for tbe product of
the mine limits the field of search to
within a comparatively few mile* of a
railway or navigable waterway.
"Development of these mineral discoveries wu unavoidably slew, being
delayed by the lack of transportation
facilities which, it will be readily understood, could Bot be obtained until
sufficient work bad been done op the
prospect* found to prove their value
and to grVe reasonable ground* for believing thai a pr&pjBr and *af$ctant return would be obtained on tlie capital
Invented In th* establishment of the
requisite means of carriage aad com
munlcatlon.
"Thus, It wa* not until 188S that the
lode mine* of British Columbia really
began to be productive, the output from
tht* source during tbe six year* im*
mediately prior to that date amounting
to an average value of only about 180,.
000 a year, derived from (elected rich
ores found near tbe existing line* of
transportation.
"In WW, however, the value of the
production of tb» lode mine* of th*
provlnee rose to 8*00,000, since which
time there ha* been a steady Increase,
until in i9CH) the output from this claas
of mining had reached a value uf 110,*
tm.lhf. The Increase thu* shown In
the short period of *even vear* give*
ground (or faith in th* country as a
future large producer of mineral wealth,
and indicate* that British Columbia will
prove to the capitalist a profitable fold
" The country is great aad growing j
In Importance; there Is room for aad
need of a greatly Increaaed population.
The total population of Brlttoh Columbia U e*tlm«ted at 160/100 soul*; onr
miner*! entpttt for ltt» wa* tt«,nm,onr)»
just 1100 for every man, woman and
child in the country from mining alone.
Tae current wage* paid in and about
the mine* are as follows- Mlaw* receive
from |8 to 13.50 per day; helper*, 13 te
§3.60; Ubor-ra,f-2to«60-.bUck*mlths
aad uteeaanfc*. ga te &
"Tin* cliw»*t« el the «M*e4ty le laves-
able—much milder than east; of the
Rocky Mountains. The conditions of
life are .easy; luxuries are scarce, but
want is unknown. The laws are just
and equitable, and the administration
thereof fair and sure, as is guaranteed
wherever the British flag flics at the
mast head.
"Total production for all years up to
and including 1900:
Gold, placer  .1 62,584,448
Gold, lode    12,812,860
Silver...
Lead.
18,649,809
7,619,956
Copper i, 7   4,862,583
Coal and"Coke.
Building stone, bricks, etc.
Other metals	
49,140,917
1,959,000
84.640
Total  $152,155,208
"Production for each year from 1890
to 1900 (inclusive):
1852 to 1889 (inclusive).7. ...f 71,981,684
1890   " 2,608,803
1891...........     3,521,102
1892.      2,978,580
1893     3,588,418
1894...      4,225,717
1895.....      5,643,042
1896.. .7   7.507,956
1897........................   10,455,268
1898    10,906,861
1899.    12,898,181
1900............    16,844,7ql
Total.  .8152,165,208
"It is with great satisfaction that we
can this year again point to our statistics as pi oof of our rapidly increasing
importance as a~mining~c6mmun{ty7
Our total yearly output, while in Itself
not inconsiderable, is not as yet very
large in comparison with that of some
of the older mining countries, but it
musi be remembered that lode mining
tn British Columbia is the growth bf the
last six or seven years. It is not the
amount of the present output so much
as the wonderfully rapid growth of the
mining Industry indicated thereby,
which causes our present satisfaction
and confidence in the future.
"As has previously been said in the
reports of this department, our' actual
growth m a mining community must
and will be measured bv our actual output, as shown by reliable statistics, and
It is such actual output alone that can
give us, as a province, a standing
among the mineral-producing countries
of the world. It is, therefore, best to
let the statistics of the output actually
made speak for themselves, and atten*
tion will simply be directed to the preceding t ibles.
"Tabln 1, shows the total amount
which the mining Industry of the pro*
vince ha* already, though but tn it*
infancy, contributed to the wealth of
the world, and gives detail* an to the
minerals from Which such amount was
derived. As may be teen, the wealth
so contributed amounts to $152,165,208,
which has bean chiefly derived from—
In order of Importance—gold, t76,8*97,*
808; coal and coke, 148,140,9171 silver,
I18,W«,W9, and WM, tt,«W,9te:
"Table II. fthow* th* amount* con*
tribute* yeerly to make tip thtf"grand
total, and the rapidly Increasing satnt
credited to the recent year* illustrated,
a* nothing else can, the growth during
these years of mining In the province
From thii table tt will be seen that the
value of the mineral output of the pro*
vine* for the year 1800, the closing year
of the century, amount* to 116344,751,
aa against an output ol 11-1,898.181 for
im, an increase of 0,951 ,tm, aud a
proportionate growth for last year of
nearly M per cent.
FLOAT   ritOM   XKLftOtt.
Tbe reputation which Nelson sought
to listablUli for Itself an a Godly Sabbath observing citv was shattered to
flinders leaf Sunday, tbem bed hove
played bail again, and pk*>ed oo the
the "village green" too. The hilt* reverberated witli their ytt'lh, «od the afternoon atioote of at. least one of the
fittr A*A» «r«« mr*)**t*r l*ilPTTTlft*»»it     Th*
Sunday school* had a surplus of girl
scholar*, and the street car traffic to the
park wa* a penny-reading concern. All
of which might have twvti overlooked
had the Stefan boy* played to win. Vat
they allowed the R«dm#n of Trail to
distance them by live lap*. The aoate
stood ff to I. It is #*M »b* gAttti* was
put on by doneeMt of the imyor, ead his
deatal «>f any s-aesplfcity in the natter
I* taken with a grain ef *alt. "All
deacon* are good-bat, there1* odd* in
deeejw*.* **y* *« *>?d Xew B^gUod
p««>**e«W.    TW •vuiiuMutl m>»to»  lu
mayors with equal felicity, particularly
to Nelson mayors, and it is amusing to.
note the difference in two men's conception of the power vested in that oflice.
Last year's council never wrote itself
John Houston & Co., Limited.
Considerable agitation is manifest in
labor circles over the rumor that a capitalist movement is on' foot to close
down all the mineB in B. C with a view
to'crushing out labor unions. Capital
will find that in this respect labor unions
are like Truth, crushed to earth they
will rise again, with double strength of
force. Among the various opposing
schemes that are commanding attention
is that of a Co-operative Labor Mining
Co., to develope new mining territory
and find employment for itself.' A good
enough scheme if the transportation facilities of the country were not controlled by the C. P. R. Of course there
are plenty of hot-headed radicals who
propose a sword and gun defense of this
right to labor to live, but they, fortunately, are in the minority, and reason
will rule. Government ownership of
the mines will settle the difficulty beaiP
tifully, if difficulty should arise.
+
On Friday night at 10*80 o'clock, tho
81st of May, Miss Belva McKinley was
released from gaol after serving one
week of a six months' term, .to which
ihYhad'been wHmft"^
Crease. Tbe lady had been accused of
appropriating certain garments belonging to Mrs. Knapp, whom Belva visited
with the ostensible purpose of buying a
house., Her arrest, trial and conviction
was occompllshed in the short space of
three hours; she was dei/ed counsel,
and summarily convicted on very slender evidence. But Belva has gentleman friends, and one of them, a young
lawyer, interested himself in her behalf with the aforementioned result,
Judge Walkem having reversed the
magistrate's decision, and ordered the
fair sinner's release. And now the chief
of police, who acted in the matter, and
whom a certain faction have long accused of too great partiality towards
tbe ladies who traffic in love, finds himself the object of considerable criticism,
not to aay censure, tor bisection. Belva
says he unlawfully abstracted a number
of photographs of Nelson gentlemen
from her room, and that she will make
him suffer for it. And people are asking, what did he want ol those photo*
graphs, anyway?
;,+
A slightly Irascible Nelson gentleman
who has trouble* of his own In the liver
and stomach line, Ira WrWtd1 the restaurant where he take* his meals. His
appetite ia *s capricious as a spring
trout, and he Is as hard to please _• a
teething baby TbtTwilters'-quaVfel
wnoDg themeslve* a* to who sha,ll nfit
not wait upon him; add' the proprietor
start* tor the back door .when he
hls'cujiomer enUring' tile front. One
day last week a new waitress waa in
lulled, and sh*, of course, waa detailed
towft'Wt&feiltalh. tneVefyifiSrt
space of time she came back wlth'hli
ordei, and this I* what eh* saldi "That
old duffer "i craty, or drunk, or some
thing. When I ran over tbe bill ot fare
he just muttered, 'Hebrew* thirteen
and eight.'" Somebody hunted up a
Bible, and the whole eeUblithmant waa
relieved to find the gentleman had dls*
io»ver«4 «o «min»ntly reapAi'tahl* a
manner of expressing his dlaMtttfactlon
4-
S^ei-at N^^s float
In and About the Slocan and neighboring Camps
that are Talked About.
lV3a_8S3S8SSS^S^3^83S!38SS3
LOCAL   CHIT-CHAT.
A. J. Marks was in town this week.
It is said that Kaslo has 1,500 people.
Eddie Mathews has gone to Cape
Nome.
Neil Mclnnes is the lateat chief of
police at Sandon.
H. Clever got in a fine carload of
steers last Friday.
It used to read Slocan City, but now
it is City of Slocan.
The Red Mountain wagon road will
be built this month:
—The Arlington pays a dividend of
•20,000 this month.
Neil Regan and Norman McLellan
are looking at the east.
On Red Mountain work is being resumed on the Congo group.
Extensive iron deposits are being
opened up near-Kitchener* __.	
H. H. Pitts is prospecting through B.
C. for a new'business location.
Bob Cunning and George Smith have
gone to Ireland for a brief spell.
A baseball team from Northport will
play in New Denver next month.
Born.—In New Denver, on May 80,
the wife of L. Alexander of a son.
Many Slocan prospectors are going
to the Lardeau and East Kootenay.
In East kootenay the Paradise has
1,000 tons of ore ready for shipment,
Ask Williams about those delicious
walnuts he keeps behind the counter.
J. M. Benodum will develop the Hoodoo claim, on Lemon creek, this summer.
High water cost Sandon 12,000 last
week. Trouble never ceases In that
burg.
J. Q. Gwtlltm and wife have returned
from England. They will llvo in
Nelson.
A. C. Garde, a Rossland mining man,
has been appointed manager of tbe
Payne mine.
Toledo capitalist* are forming a com
pany to work the Lone Star group In
the Lardeau.
J. Frank Collom Thai bought th*
Hill Top from J. C. Butler. It adjoins
the Speculator.
An addition to New Denver's main
school will be built Just a* soon a* the
plaus arc ready.
H     -i     ■- i>i li. *        . ■.  ,       i ■
Mr. Heatley, after several pleasant
day* (pent with Mr. Satidlford, has
1 gone to Portland.
R. A. Creech ha* left Sandon to take
a position with a coal company in the
Grow'* Nest Pas*.
The Rev. A. M. Sanford Is now
pounding the Word of God into the
sinner* of Rowland.
A hoisting plant will he put In at the
Speculator. About 30 men are employed at this property.
For several days past the receipts at
the  New   Denver rword  office hav*
The Arm of Kootenay which embrace. | •*«»t«l of<!r ***> *,U'
N'rlsuii, Is doing Ut annual sanitary
work for the city. The high waters
hav* covered and carried away all the
uetigtiuy oojfct* anu toui-saietiMig ur-
Ufl»,Cki.UOU   AUU   UUi«.t   i'.i'.i'i,   Hii.i'i.   t'.V
allowed to accumulate on the beach.
Th* l.taltb officer of Iht* city apptert
m have a keener *c*nt (or smallpox than
for any oth*»r pe*t-
The water in Carpenter ereek has not
yet been turned into It* old channel under the Union atreet bridge, although
Road Master Moore ha* had a gang of
nt*n employed the better part of a week.
AU traffic far Silver m-mateln mln«*
and residents aero** the ereek baa to
itietfrn**i arrmmi to Union l*>. A
temporary foot bridge was thrown ever
j}i**treein Mottday attereoen by the
eitisen*.    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
A pM eein 4tfimAM** «ve per eeat.
of vjtftte fn tf yearn of nvwrafit tree.
At a d<*pth of 900 fe«*t * ledge of high
grade galen* haa been tapped on the
| Highlander at Alusworth.
Mora. <•*» **••.» *o«»„.e.K<Hi \m* «wo
owned by Hugh Sutherland.
I   According to th* iateat and most reliable calendar* published this f* the
..i'i.*"7 A V.*v* i*"i *v*r\A *r\*t%9
Over In the Similkameen D. R. Young
Is on the board of a land syndicate. He
supplies the air for the company.
W. H. Brandon haa returned from
Rlairmor*. where he ha* *eaired eetne
coal land* ior aa eastern company.
ri 17 Hremrmf Milled tliw vua*. Ululate*
•trik* in V*nrouv*r. In labor trouble*
K4 It an etctlleat widlltE pe«d#r.
Service* will be held In St. Stephen**
ehuvfa m Seaday next at 11 a m, ead
?*» ft. m.   Uev. C. Arthur Moont.Virar.
R.I. Kirkwood has gone into East
Kootenay to spend several weeks looking over the country for prospects that
will make mines*
Tom Collins is resting in Nelson after
a hard winter's work upon his claims.
John is in Nelson every morning, but
is no relation to Tom.
Kaslo bas gained a lap on Nelson.
All the Slocan returns are now sent to
the city of great expectations since Chip
got hie new commission.
, Grant Thorburn has gone to Kamloops on a prospecting trip for business,
He will return to Silverton in time for
the running of the red iish.
. Wm. Koch, who, is one of the most
energetic business men in this country,
purchased eight more horses last Friday.  They cost htm 12,000.
The store room' in the rear of the
Clever block was moved this week to
levelling off the government reserve.
The .Chine** Commission visited Sandon, but did not scop in New Denver.
There are no Chinese in the Lucerne,
except probably'one or two white ones.
David W.King flitted through Spokane the other day. He was probably
chased by an idea and expects to ride
to Cape Nome on the wheels in hie
head.
Seneca G. Ketchum has disappeared
fromSedro-Wooley, Wash,, where he
has been running a paper for three
years. He has probably gone out for a
drink.
A deal is on with Ohio capitalists for
the Washington. This property is one
Of the oldest In the Slocan and has been
shutdown for years Sid Norman is
pilot for the deal.
The Bosun shipped another carload
this week. Shipments will be discontinued for some time, tho force of men
having been reduced to a few miners on
development work.
The Slocan Star will not shut down.
The ore is being shipped to tbe Puget
Sound Reduction Co. The mine and
mill keep 120 men buay. Tbe mill
handle* 100 ton* a day.
The Last Chance cloeed down last
week owing to an eicess of water.
Work on the Galena tunnel will be continued with 16 men. This Is one of the
beat tunnel* In the Slocan.
Tb.e 'closing ot -store*in NeUon every
Thursday afternoon Is some tneonveni-
ehce to outsider* who go to the city' on
bustnees. The trouble can be easily
remedied. Have the holiday in tbe
forenoon.
Some of the business people of Sandon
had to climb Into their store* by way ot
ladder* up to the back door* and windows a* a result of th* flood, The
front entraiice* to two of the churche*
were *Im> washed away.
Th* smeller may smoke at Kaslo, but
anybody can amoke In Nelaon provided
they have the price and can find Gus
Matthew. Gu* ha* tecentty quit fishing and gone to fixing up hi* cigar store
m that it will be just like New York.
He has cigars to bum.
The Nelson Miner wtated last week
ttiat ttin editor ai Sew iienver • leaawg
.•-mUuueu. wu u. iu*. town Nt*»ft»g
»ter« clothe*. The story wa* made out
of whole <-k*b ** the mii in tfatt/tlm
never buog on the peg oi a hand*t»e*
rtown More, bet was e*i>n*4ni<H«d by aa
artist on the lat«*t faebion in male
attire. All suit* look alike to *o*ae
nemberM of th* fourth esiate.
(in* Matthew who run* tbe Cabinet
cigar store in Nelson i* coining down la
the world. He ha* bees petrhad so
high that seme ef hi* cttstoaner* who
have httnrt fAlhir* flhf*^t to r-lfmWng
the atep*. Con«e*}tu-r;Uy he if making
hi* store m ft**, deep and dropping It te
• level with th# sidewalk. The flavor
ef hi* good* wiil net tall with the leer.
Thev wilt MU) **y ip high, le eeetreat
to tne price. www
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THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B. C, JUNE 6, 1901.
Eighth Y___r
TH-Lkdok Is two dollars a year In advance, When not so paid it is £3.50 to parties worthy of oredit. Legal advertising 10 cents a
nonpariel line first insertion, and 5 cents a line each subsequent insertion. Reading notices £5 cents a line, and commercial advertising
graded in prices according to circumstances.
FELLOW PILGRIMS: Tmt Lxdox is located at New Denver. B. C, and can be traced to many parts of the earth. It comes to the front
every Thursday and has never been raided by the sheriff, snowslided by cheap silver, or subdued by the fear of man. It works for the trail
bluer as well as the bay-windowed and champagne-flavored capitalist. It aims to be on the right side 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-inoreasing paystreak is proof that it is
better to tell the truth, even if the heavens do occasionally hit our smokestack. A. ohute of lob work is worked occasionally for the benefit
of humanity and the financier. Corns in and see us. but do not pat the bull dog on the cranium, or cliaso the black cow from our water
barrel: one is savage and the other a victim of thirst. One of tne noblest works of creation is the man who always pays the printer; he is
sure of a bunk in paradise, with thornless roses for a pillow by night, and nothing but gold to look at by day.
R. T. LOWERY. Editor and Financier.
The Ledge.
A pencil cross in this square
indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor
wishes once again to look at
your collateral.
THURSDAY,   JUNE 6, 1901.
Of! th? I was glad to get out
_ of  St.  Paul,  even if
KSII Jim Hill does live
there. I have since learned that
Jim is about to desert the town for
New York. With a little talk I
might have induced him to settle
in New Denver, but being pressed
for time I had to hurry away
home. On the train to Moosejaw
were many settlers bound for God's
country—Alberta. I sat beside a
rancher who was going into North
Dakota. After a long silence he
turned to me and said, "Stranger,
deon't it beat ail how so many
different kinds of people have
sprung from one set of parents,
Adam and Eve." I intimated that
-irdoubtOT'thrstary^^^
up and said that we might as well
believe it as anything we saw in
the Vancouver papers.
Behind me I heard a gentleman
ask a lady where she was going.
"To Lowery," the fair divinity
replied. I guess not, says I to
myself, not if Thornton knows
himself. Oh, no, my sweet gazelle,
you cannot go to Lowery, and his
chaperone a thousand miles away.
It would not be proper my sweet-
scented blend of love and passion
for the bible says that the strange
woman is liable to bring sorrow to
man and drive btra to patent medicines. This is what I said to myself. Outwardly, I was calm; but
inwardly, I was one Carpenter
creek of emotion. I knew not the
minute when this lovely female
reality would plump herself fcto
my lap, entwine her beautiful flesh-
tinted arm« around my neck, weep
on my boiled shirt and lisp through
a fog of tears, "Oh! Thornton, I
have found you, my affinity, At
Last! AtLaet!" and then faint
away before I could escape. The
horrible potability of hucIi an event
grew ttpon me, tor you cannot tell
what theae American women will
do, aud be*id<*t thin might be another Carrie Nation. However,
about tbe time I wan ready to jump
through the window along came a
burly brakie ahouting, ••Lowery,
nextrtatlon!" and the light flanlu*d
into my upper xfcop**. The'lady
intended to get off at Lowery. a
little town out on the plaint, called
after Tom of Minneapolis, and had
not the remoteet idm that I wan on
the train.
The train eroaaed the boundary
jttHt aa the daylight struggled with
darkneest.   At thi* point we were
1      1 » » I» A
llUll   <*JJ   .11    MJtt.PC     ...I.a. «/..<,       ««...*
siu\j_»»,u my ItA^n^c «Ji.it; Anottifi
made ne take my coat off and
abow him that I had been recently
inoculated with the pnaof cow-pox.
A turn, man wariwo to know wniw
I wm from a* he waa keeping track
of all immigrant*. Tt waa the
eaelwtt hold-up I waa ever in. Not
half aa wriotiH ah the one in the
diner that morning.
At Mno«w- .Taw quit* a rrttwii
rualied for a pip of coffee and a
bank or rmo of indtgvwtkm. A
fellow from Maine atood i**ide me
ing at the price. The price was 10
cents. The lady behind the game
was real handsome, and finally she
gave the cent man from Maine a
hot roast for which she charged
nothing. "While she was handing
it to him I remained silent and
tucked into my lower stope about
$7 worth of north-west condensed
dyspepsia put up ia the delusive
names of pie, sandwiches and other
pleasing titles. The lady only
charged me two bits, and as I
climbed aboard I thought that it
pays better never to "sass" the
presiding genius of a railroad lunch
counter.
The C.P.R. is a wonderfully safe
road to travel on, and seldom kill
a passenger, although occasionally
someone dies of heart failure after
looking at their freight charges. I
noticed this twelve miles out from
Fernie. Jnst after daylight the
vigilant engineer saw something
white across the track. It was a
washout, and standing On the air
D. R. Beattv has acquired wealth as
radidly, perhaps, as any mau that
could be mentioned. Beatty lost hi«
home and practically all he possessed in
the great storm which swept Galveston
|0ff the map. On the night of January
10th he walked into the Galveston News
he—plungedr
.•?M+./\_
-A*Js-W~
-Par ** -•jr-rf—*& -a
engine went off, and all the cars
were more or less ditched except
the Pullman. I was asleep in the
Pullman and did not awake until
an hour after the accident, which is
an excellent testimonial for the
gentle and efficient manner in which
the C. P. R. conduct their slight
mishaps. Not a soul or body was
injured in the wreck and after a delay of a few hours,giving the passengers a chance to watch the coke
ovens at Fernie tint the ozone with
a light black smoke, the train resumed motion and enabled us to
reach that western Mecca, Nelson,
just as the policemen were nibbing
their eyes.and the rumble of presses
told me that the two Daily Losers
were about to Hood the city with
intelligence. From Nelson to New
Denver the time passed quickly,
Joe Bradtihaw had a month's stories
to tell me.the principal serial being
about the way Gib Stanley had located a stream of cool,limpid water.
-ROM TBK KMTOIl'ft VPFKlt "TOPIC.
According to it« population more
babies are born in New Denver
than any tuwn of i-tjual size on the
continent, a fact which apeak* volume* for it* inhabitant*. In addition to thin infant* aeldora die in
the burg, which prove* that New
Denver mother* either know how
to keep death from the cradle, or
elm* the climate i* no healthy that
the grim mounter in froated every
time it innki'H n grab for anything
with life in it.
Xelaoii want*, a lead retiitery,
KahIo want* a .smelter, and nearly
every town in It. V. in clamoring
for Komcthing tint will Hiuoke and
make notae and dirt iu their town*.
Ni*w Denver I* not hmpttn- for «m*
rtf tbw.Mhtnjff'. \t <\oe*> not want
It** flower gardeiiH and pretty home*
streaked with the smoke and tumw
of lead work*.    It i* the moot ideal
and when the world find* it out
thou*andf« will make their home*
here, and an army of toumt* will
pour minted gold into our lap* until
the tight of anything yellow will
give tin a deftire to hit the trail for
Three Fork*.	
An adverti^inent   from the de-
islature appears in three Slocan
papers, but not in the Ledge, although it has a greater circulation
than all the other Slocan papers
This does not look right. If Wells
does not know of this paper's existence he is too ignorant to occupy a
public position. If he does he
should exhibit common sense in
expending public funds. But.
then, perhaps there may be a coon
in the fence who gives him pointers
on advertising, and he is pliable
enough to follow them.
A    SUDDEN   RISE.
I
Seasonable
The warm weather has
struck us at last with a
vengeance, and is evidently here to stay for
some time.
Ladies;
are you prepared
for it ?
With suitable summer
garments. It not, we were
never in a better position
to supply your demands.
Here are a few lines that
will interest you:
SUmm6r ShlrtS piques! with insertion
trimming, nt «. i ft), ».7ft and 4.Mi
each.
Linen Crash and Denim Shirts
Plain or Trimmed with whits ttrntrl
atrl, l.M, k.uo, t.tti,mid s w each.
T nM**Q* RlnilCPC •'■ Prints, Muslins mul
JLdUlvS   DIUUOCS percale,   white   snd
colored, slse*at to«,«t7«o, I,i.ts
l.iVU, nnd »,vi each.
Ladies' Parasols » i^W;
handles, at i.fto, US, a, h.jii, a, i..V>.
nnd 4.«'each.
Ladles' Gloves _WfaW**i&- "*
Whit* undressed kid nt f 1 n pair,
ladles' KM Glove*, while, cream
. with black hacks, at M th
lemon, wl
smll.fVis
pair.
Ladles' Hosiery fc •l,,flt'k «*,toB""l
and Ste a |>slr.
Isle at i/k*. Wo, n
Ladies' Corsets .^V,^ M
short wnlst at Mw, lie and «1 pair.
MARTIN O'REILLY & CO.,
Nelson, B, C.
Watch
Repairs
by
Mail
We ran serve you
equally as well li»
mall aa If you left
your wa'rh prrnui-
ally.
If yon until a new
wstrh •••nd u» Ihe
moiii-y r"U Intend to
Invest In one, and
d«-**i-rit**- the style
lir^f**rrf<l. and we
will s*-nd you the
IimI \ ilu*- Sirncurahlf
for the money.
Brown Bros.,
The Jewelers, Nelson.
office. He lind $20 in his pocket which
constituted all hie available assets.
While he was in the News office the
news was flashed over the wires that
oil had been discovered at Beaumont.
Two hours later he boarded a train for
Beaumont, arriving there shortly after
daylight; with what was left of his
twenty dollars he began operations and
today his check is good for a cool million. This is the bright side of the
story. The dark side is that Beatty is
now practically a physical wreck and
has aged fifteen years in three months.
The smile of his face is frozen into a
frown, he pats but little, and nervous
prostration robs him of hia sleep We
are not ready to admit that his last
state is better than the first —Honey
Grove Signal •
CARD   OF   THANKS.
We take this means of expressing our
sincere appreciation and heartfelt
thanks to the ladies and friends of New
Denver for the many acts of kindness
and sympathy extended to ue in our
late bereavement.
\V. L. Jeffery and Family.
Since the trouble arose at the North-
port smelter and the subsequent laying-
off of the greater p*art of the force at
the Le Roi, all kinds of reports have
been circulated regarding- the operation
of both the mine and the smelter. The
latest is one that goes to show that the
ore from the Le Roi has, since March
1st, netted only 4 cents a ton.
Williams finds the weather rather
cool for selling- ice cream, but is confident that ere long conditions will be
just the reverse.
PATENAUDE BROs
NELSON   fe". C.
Is the place to have your watch repairs attended
to. If your watch Is out of order, send It to us
and wc will soon set It riuht again. We do oi.ly
first-class work and guarantee, perfect sattsfac-
tlon or money refunded.     ;
PATENAUDE BROS.,
,   NELSON, B.O.
Nelson Saw and
Planing Mills, Ltd.
Lumber
Doors
Windows
Store Fronts
Show Cases
Store & Bar Fixtures
Counters
Fancy Glass
Charles Hillyer, Manager
Noleon, 33. O.
T. GALLON
t, 60.
No. 44, K. W.O. Block, Nelson, B.C.
i». o. Box m
Dealers in
ORE BAQS
AND TWINES
A Urge stock slwsys on hnnd.   Writs for in-irrs
XOTICB TO
FIENDS!
I will now sell
Kollo,      Film..
, Kodaks M
American pries*. Html for nrlcwi on
stirihln'rvoo wsnt '
»> htm
ATIIRAKN.K»«W.U.C
At the annual convention of
Western Federation of Miners and %tf
Western Labor Union held the p*^
week in Denver, Colo,, it was shotyf*
that the organization was in a prosprj,-/
ous condition and had a membership J
50,000 men. The report of thu trej^
urer showed that the trouble in tU
Coeur d'Alenes cost the organizati-jW
$50,000 '
RELIABLE ASSAYS
fold. « .501 Gold and Silver..*^
Lead        .fia   nnM 0n^>- „«__ _* -V,
----,—, ■•   .SOI Gold.sllv'r.copp-r'\1dj
SMiraples by mall receive prompt attention*
Rich Ores and Bullion Bought.
OGDEN ASSAY CQ
1489 16th St.,  Denver, Colo.
NOTICE.
KOOTENAY   RAILWAY   &   NAVIQAlW
COMPANY, LTD.
UR.JH. GRAY having resigned his nosltW
111. as Land Commissioner of this Comtwtny, S.\\
communications In reference to Kaslo k Sloct ,1
Railway Company's lands should be addres^
ROBT. IRVING, Manager
Kaslo, B. C, May 3ist. 1901 '
A SHIPMENT-
JUST
ARRIVED
AND
MORE fo
FOLLOW*
IN A
SHORT
Mllon
waicucs
the$£ watches were ordered
S1X&ONTB8 AGJo.      T§£Y CAN
ONLY BE HAD BY ORDERING SDT
M0»tJte m adUnoI SUCH IS
the Vbmakd, pob theIm. '
Are j.tfo tWnldng of hwjng? S«e these first
S5SX WiXlth^: *»fct;tbe" leadKg Amerleli
ySSJ^1'  ■Perfectb«'otles-  Ste tbem In S?
J£*\P>Ja m^ ttt 'M* Prfc«f•»  Satisfaction
fft^il. ^tam P08tT P*1*1 °« a" repalr».
Cr. ^. GRIMMETT, Gradate optician
and Jeweler.
SaNDO)-, B. C.
sil^wabe~
A ink line of Silverware nnd oholoe
Confectionery at
n^J.H.Wereley's
Josephine St,( j;ew Denver.
H Eating Qood
H Things
SI
8
/"■
h,\ pl«^ure that all tnen
**)*$• because good fo0d-
st-^is are never injurious to
M system* It ^ the in-
fyy arj;icle that must be
g\A-de<-\ ^8'aiHst. This" we
a^ mo^t particular about
\\\l% paring goods for our
GAery Department, and
thtf^fprs' have nothing but
ty bestj Tliis fact is well
MVn -xud appreciated by
o\/ customers and accounts
fty vour ever increasing
bvj%es\
• :NELSo/N,'A C.
WHOLESALE UQ^R^AWD CIGARS
WE  HAVj^  l>>'pflrjTE
ONE CAR G. & W. \V^SKrK;s ox. TORONTO
ONE CAR IMPORTED iA\iK.)US «x. UVEltpOOL
ONE CAR DOG'S HEAD ALE->«to SWT ex. LONDON, ENG.
.      ONECAR»RANIElV'^]5Eli<jx. SEATTUB.
^TTlm "Ranler" Beer hni I.eoOme the fsvor|w 'V In t|„t 0onst Clues,    t, Im, ,,iet |„ successful
competition thc famous Milwaukee Beers. '"*    WUI
Our Special Canadian ltye 1b the ^ i)tilfttable whiskey in the market.
»Ve have it in balk and is cases, 5*u #H <V We are agents for the Bruns-
wlck-Balke-Collender Co. Billiard a^ pool f/tbles and supplies of all kinds
Write us for prices and terms
S*ild.'J,',,.ver:*-**<- *■■•• Copper Mines w«i.(d,t me WO-CHaNQE.
fRtt MILLING GOLD |!ro|)«rtlcs wj M!U#far KWrn In^ton.
wKwh»nw%r?rtll^^ M'6 ^ ri'""^wl *° •^•••t.plwof tNpowto
All ssmplM should be sent by Kxprsss, p^lj, liwMuonilaiiet) solicited.
Address all communloatlons to- «NP|[S-W   I'-   H<»»»c?*BKBO*«:ii,
Telephone No. 104,  P.O. RoxTAA. N*!son7ii! O.
The NcwmMetHotcL
NEW T)1W%1{,   fi. c.
Has one ol the most beautlfal locAtf<% lfl A«mop'ca, and the public are
assured of pleasn^ccoi^fHodatlons.
HENRY STEGE,
Proprietor.
shiAke
KEliOWNM   ,__»_
\~y
UNION MADE
3h ;■;
partm«*nt over which W. C. \Se\\*
drinking a <tip of f*off«v and kick- pmiAm in oor l*»lovi««l Lawl I*g-
NOTIOH3.
LIQl'OH I.ICBSCK ACT !«•».
THK FOLI.OWINO  At<plh*silon* hsve  betn
rwflw<J for Ketall Liquor U.-mic« and will
I* fontld-rrd hy ttid iinsrit of f,t<wi> Comutls
tjmwtttt* tlw Klocsn l.l«*nr*- IXstrlH *t th*
Court llnose, Xrw Penirsr, on Nsturdsy, ths Wth
day of June. |«d,»t lfloVlofli », m.-
Anim* .VrOfm-my, V#w 0**nr*r
Henry Htt*c. New Denver.
Aylwin B««,. X#w IJen»t-r.
A .iacr.lm,,, * r.i , N.-«' \i*'.v»r
Huirti Xlvcn.TI"**' Tnrk*
IHipul* tiro*., tht*9 Fork*
Arthur Mnllpptn. Threw F<irk<,
4«mr* Brnorn. MrOttttrsn
Mr*. Ann!** Winter, t'oty.
lMt*\ st Stm nen*/*r,tla.»<hlsy <>( Msy.t-Wl
.^.J*?!1X r HLACK,
r»l.f l.u-tu** tn*ptttor.
li
8
ttanK of Montreal
i:«t«fctufc*« mii.
Capital (ail paid up) $t2,0C^00U.QQ
Reserved iund : t 7,000.000.0r»
Undivided prottu .*   ,-   !>W,wtA.<
nuAit orncK, Montreal.
Kt. Hon. I^ord Strathoona a.id Mount RofAL, G.GM A Pw%fent,
Hon. G. A. Druumovd, Vice Prts^rn,
E. a CLOjT»ro^^niH%! Manairer,
Branches m all partt of Canada; Newfmtndrand ^rumt Witttin. and
the United Btatos. *
New Denver branch
LB B. DC VEBER, Manager
A.JI Eighth Year.
THE LEDGE, NEW DENVEK, B. C, JUNE 6. 1901.
N   V
lust a tittle of everything
r
\**AN'S BATT_E  WITH  THB  BJBA8TS
Man has to fight for his life with
the animal kingdom in these days
just as he did in the stone age, though
now be haa got the upper hand, it is
hard to realize that the old, old struggle is still going on. While wild
beasts , and venomous serpents kill
thousands of people every year, other
animals join with them in the constant attacks upon the food supply of
mankind.
In Paris rats destroy each year food
worth $1, OCX} 000, and the value of
the food destroyed by these animals
yearly all over the world is estimated
to amount in the aggregate to $70,-
000,000. In England $200,000 a year
is spent by the farmers in wages to
"bird scarers," and large amounts
are spent in this country in fighting
sparrows, gypsy moths, potato bugs
and other agricultural pests. In
South Africa damage amounting to
hundreds of thousands of dollars is
done every now and then by visitations of locusts. A pigeon in harvest
time eats its own weight in grain a
day, and a blackbird or thrush will
eat its own weight daily of ripe fruit.
Many kinds of birds exist in summer
largely upon plants raised by man
for his food. In the west prairie dogs
make almost useless about 2,000,000
acres of otherwise good grazing la'nd.
In New Zealand there is a sheep-
killing parrot which destroys from
20,000 to 30,000 sheep a year, and
thousands of young lambs are killed
each year by eagles in various parts
of the world.
The destruction wrought by birds
which eat grain and fruit is much
more than compensated for by the
manner in which they help man to
keep down the innumerable insect
army which year after year attacks
his crops, and which otherwise might
entirely destroy them. So the grain-
eating birds might be said, after all,
to be enlisted on man's side in the
.,,,,interminable war—a body of mer-
"" cenarieB who help themselves io their
from that day to this. Human bones
were found, but nothing to indicate exactly what method was used to sink
such shafts and drive tunnels at such
depths underground could be discovered
by the Americans,' who were amazed at
the ingenuity of men who, with only
what seemed to be their petty, primitive methods, could carry on such undertakings.
The climate of the district is such
that at the conclusion of their contracts
all tbe Americans engaged in running
drills and opening: the mines returned
home, though offered great wages to
remain. It is their belief that, however
rich the mines may be, it will be a
difficult matter to reopen and maintain
them productively.
MAXIMS   OF  SUCCESS.
In business three things are necessary—knowledge, tempor and time.—
Feltham.
The world turns aside to let any man
pass who knows whither he is going —
David Starr Jordan.
Failure is only endeavor temporarily
off the track. How foolish it would be
to abandon it in the ditch!
The best way for a man to get out of
a lowly position is to be conspicuously
effective in it.-—Dr. John Hall.
"Opporchuuities," said: Uncle Eben.
"is pretty sho' ter come to eberry man.
But it's a mighty good idea, jes' the
same, foh him ter hustle Youn' an' send
out a few invitations."
"Strike while the iron is hot," is good
advice, but Cromwell's amendment—
"make the iron hot by striking it," is
better. I f you sit around and wait for
the iron to heat itself, you may lose a
chance to strike.
p»y*
A few years ago Italy produced in
a year 55,000,000 gallonB of olive oil,
worth $18,000,000. Last year this
fell off by a quarter, due to one insect
alone, the oil fly, which haBdevastated
the olive orchards since 1897. The
phylloxera, which ravaged 2,900,000
acres of French vineyards, cost that
country $660,000,000. The Colorado
beetle ruined one-third of the Amen*
can potato crop in 1853, and several
years following, costing the country
more than $100,000,00). Crete pays
a bounty ot $200 a ton for locusts'
eggs. Five years ago 60 tons were
destroyed In one year, equal to 680,
000,000 locusts. It is calculated that
locusts annually devastate 8,000,000
acres, and destroy half the crop on
an area of double that size—that is to
say, this one insect alone lessens the
world's tood supply by $200,000,000 a
year. The gypsy moth costs the
world $2,500,000 a year, and the
sugar-eating ant doubles that sum,
while tho termite, an ant-like wood-
eating Insect, destroys property in
North Africa valued at more than
$5,000,000 In a twelve-month.
In India 90,000 head of cattle are
killed every year by wild beasts and
venomous nrpehts, and in Finland
wolves kill 5,500 head a year. In
Australia wild dogs kill 8,00(J sheep
annually, and th6 loss among tbe
flocks and herds of the west from
wolves also Is large.   Man no longer
r»3t*» forth with n \Aw for » s|V»r '•mlnst the
itmmntolli,
Or strikes through ihe ravine st-the fnamint
Ill'lUJllll.
But just the same, that he may live,
he lias to kc'ep up a constant slaughter
of the hordes of the armies of the
animal kingdom.
MINKH   OV  NOM'MinN.
Sevdinl diniiioiid drill operator* hnvit
ri'i't'iitly returned In Aini'rli*n from thn
gold votmt ot West Africa where they
wuut a year or two ago under contract
to ra-opeu the lout ininex of King Solomon.   The location 1* tba teem of thn
*»r*(*|on» nnrlv*. wrtrVfnii** tbnt tradition
mvs w**ro «ft«tri*hp.d ter «mld for Solo-
mon. Th* AinorlcnttH found thurn
Hhftft* *unk 200 feet or morn in the solid
rack, drift* nnd tnnneli thousand* of
(•et long, and the nunalnn of primitive
i  • ,i >t'it' > \ ..
when th« milieu were abnndoned, many
centuriRH ago. The ancient worker*
stopped work whan they rwichad water
level, having no mean* of pumping
water frmn that depth. Th* tnlneHcon
tatned ft ft'tf« milling gold, may tn trout,
and ware Apparently very rich. What
will i>*> .»».«»... Hi. ute.tu'f .U>|ttU is not
given wtt.
Many •"•'lit* of j<rimltiv«* working,
ware founl In tlw mint's, which wete
evidently abandoned In Intuit* hi tho
water eam<* and wart? newt entered
A Cry for Proper Food.
The physicians who are denouncing
the "quick lunch" habit tell only a
part of the truth. They emphasize
rapid mastication or no mastication
at all, as the main source of suffering
and disease among the victims of
lunch counters. If these critics
would stop to analyze the real conditions they would find that it is the
abnormal and artificial craze for
sweet and toothsome pastries, fresh
ABOUT   THK   IRISH.
We were at Ramilico,
We left ours at Fontenoy,
And up in the Pyrenees,
Before Dunkirk, on Linden's plain,
Cremona, Lille and Ghent;
We're all over Austria,France and Spain
Wherever theyjpitched a tent
We've died for. England from Waterloo
To Egypt and Dargai,
And still there's enough for a corps or
crew—'. 7 7
Kelly, and Burke, and Shea.
Despite all their sacrifice for England,
the Irish are not admitted to equal
partnership in the affairs of the empire.
Addressing the House of Lords in 1829,
the Duke of Wellington said: "The?
hour of danger and glory is the'hour in'
which the gallant, the generous-hearted
Irishman, best know his duty, and is
most determined to perform it, and still
proclaimed unfit" to enter within the
pale of the constitution. I feel almost
ashamed of the honors which have been
lavished upon me."
It is the difference between Wellington and Saulisbury Irishmen were
Outlanders in 1829, and are Outlandere
today.—Jeremie Robillard.
Th*. English Suffered.
A shopkeeper in Munich, Germany,
is endeavoring to attract English and
American custom by advertising in"
English., A specimen announcement
quoted by the Berlin Times concludes
as follows: "Leather and fancy
goods and other articles like por-
manteaus, cigaretuis, letter cases,
broches, walking sticks essentuell.
Gentlemen & lady pocketknifes in
the grandest selection, with turtles,
mother of pearls, lvery, horn, wood,
dearshorn from 50 Pf. till 14 Marks."
Why She Liked the Hospital.
Not long ago at a provincial hospital an old woman, who was being
discharged completely  cured,   was
M'Ml'l
batter fc^s and indiscRminate^fluids
tnatarethe real cause of the evil
If there is any reformer, with a million or two dollars to spare, who wants
to carve a niche in the topmost corridor of Fame's temple let him found a
cooking school. Until people learn
the difference between real food and
the stuff that is concocted maiuly to
gratify their palates the gastronomic
specialists in medicine will be overworked,—Chicago Chronicle.
Quite Satisfied.
A young man who for business
reasons had wandered far from his"
native city, materially but not snlrlt-
ually.once attended a revival service
in the small town where he had taken
up his abode. During the service an
urgent invitation was extended to all
sinners to come forward to the anxious
seat to be prayed for by the brothers
and sisters of the church. As the
young man did not accept the Invitation, the revivalist walked down the
aisle and placed his hand on his
shoulder, Inquiring: "Have you never
felt any desire to be born again?"
The answer was given at once: "No,
I was born in Boston."—Short Stories
Magazine.
Thi* Little Pig thut .HUM Hum*
A Montreal commercial travoltr—a
bachelor—tell* the Herald a thrilling
Rtory of what happened to him going up
to Toronto the other day. It was a
Pullman steeper, and jtiat acro«K from
thu bachelor'* berth was a ImntlioniM
little woman aud hoc 8-year-old boy.
Early in the morning the two were
Inttghing and playing together and the
good-natured bachelor ainllwl to him-
M«lf as ho aro*M to dress .Suddenly n
little foot peeped out from the curtain*
of thn opposite berth and, with a twinkle
in hi*» eye, the bachelor j-rablvwl the
plump tou and I>«-j?hii:
••This little pig went to market, thia
little »'
"Tlm. U my foot, sir," aald the Ituliy*
limit viik-ii nf a woman
And the train rolled on.
Thw« I* a w«ll*known Run Vrari-
clsco lawyer who prides himsell upon
his handling of Chinese witnesses.
Llavlng aCelcitlal In the witness-box
one day, he begant
What's your name V
Witness: Kee Lung.
You live in San Francisco?
Witness: Yes.
YousabbleGod?
Wltneaa*. Mr. Attorney, tf you mean
"Do I understand the entity of our
Creator?" I will simply aay that —
Thursday evening next I shall address Mie State MinUterlal Association
on tho aubject of the "Divinity of
Christ," and shall he pleated to have
you intend.
having a last. interview with the
house physician. "Well," he said,
"you will have to speak well of the
hospital now, won't you ?." And the
old woman replied: "Ay, that I will,
doctor. But, sure, I never spoke ill
of it.   My 'usband died here."
In Sir Mountstuart Grant Duff's
"Notes from a Diary: 18891891,"
there is told a really good story of an
Indian official of the name of Paul,
who, going home one, night in the
west end of London, saw a gentleman
vainly trying to open his door with
his latch-key. The Indian officer,
going up,' volunteered to open the
door, whereupon the tipsy man said,
"May 1'ask.'your name, sir?" To
this the other replied, "My name is
Paul.*' On which, after some reflection, the tipsy man said, "Oh, Paul
is your name, is it? By the way,
did you ever get any reply to that
long, rambling epistle you wrote to
theEphesians?".
The weather had suddenly changed
and the temperature or the tram-car
was not of the coolest. Enter at one
of the stations a lady gorgeously
dressed, and inclined to embonpoint.
Panting, she took a seat,and removed
her gloves, displaying both hands
loaded with rings. These she regarded with evident approval, and
then remarked aloud, to the jov of
some of her fellow-passengers, "Rings
is Warm!" A        ■   ■
Between Saltord and Manchester is
a glue factory which-"smells to heav.
Spring
Milinery
Just received.   Al<<o Lnrge Stock of Ladles' and
Misses'Shoes—latest Spring Shapes.
ANOTHER  SHIPMENT    OF   MILLINERY
RECEIVED THIS WEEK.
at Mrs. Merkleyfs
New Denver
When in need of
I am closing out my large
stock of Dry Goods and Men's
Furnishings in Nelson, and
am offering the greatest bargains that have ever been
given to cash buyers in the
Kootenay country, There is
no reason why the people ot
the Slocan should not take
advantage of this extraordinary opportunity. Mail
orders receive tl e same attention that is given to orders
from customers In person, the
only difference being in the
time to and from Nelson.
Here are some specials:
SHIRT WAISTS AND HILK8.
Print Shirt Waists, the rcKUlsr *>1 line, tto cts.
Bltck Sateen .Shirt Waists. 78 cts,
China Silks nt stf cts. per yard.
Lnrjre ran its of Fancy Colored Silks for Blouses
at ul prices.
DRESS SKIRTS.
Regular 110 Ulnck Creponue Skirts, to clear. «7.
Regular 17-fill Hlnck Creiioiiiiu Siclrts at ►•'
Regular $IM Blue ami Hlnck Kerfte Skirts, IH.
Regular M.SH Hlnck Lustre Skirts, to clear, &.ftn.
WHITE MUSLIN WEAR.
Corset Covers at l«c, Ufie, 4oc and MV.
White Skirts st 7«o, H\ mid »l.Ao.
Wlilto Drawer-, at Me. 5'*. 7fic, »1, *1 .An and w.
White Night Gowns at soc. tflc. *l and •*!.&(».
MEN'S WEAR.
i Blue snd Hlnck Serge Suits, regular '*lfi
line, yonrs at Iio
Men's Scotch and Irish Tweed Suit*, mgular *l'i
line, st "lo.
Men's Tweed Suits ai m. *». "i ami -m.
Men's Tweed Pants, a lariic range to choose from.
the regular tt line to clear at «SM; *i
line to clear nt »»ft".
Good Tweed I'ant* at «l.tt. *l'«i snd 't.
BOVS' TWKKII AND sKhlGK StTIN
Boys'Sulttat-1.7ft '«.liftito»n.
Roys' GakU-i aud Linen Hulls at 11.
Men's Colored *»hlrii at Vi e«.ut«
Men's White Shirts at »i cents.
A. FERLAND, Nelson.
Picture   Framing   and   Room
Moulding, write to
F.J. BRADLEY& CO
PAINTERS & DECORATORS
i
NELSON. B.C.
A    Mall ordeis receive prompt attention    A
en." A lady who was obliged to take
the ride between these two places
quite often, always earned with her
a bottle of lavender salts. One morning an old farmer took the seat directly opposite her. As the train neared
the factory the lady opened her bottle
of salts. Soon the whole carriage
was filled with the horrible odor of
the glue, and the old farmer leaned
forward and shouted: "Madam, would
ye mind putting the cork in that 'ere
bottle?"	
Lord Nelson suffered greatly  from
sea-sickness to the end of his career.
500
flen Wanted
to wear
D. flcLachlan's
Spring Hats
HEST IN TOWN.
New Denver, B. C.
I MARBLE
LIME
f 5_5 M ™s"fELD IiAnWaCtBr-
ING COMPANY are now prepared
to supply builders and contractors
with all the above building materials.
Oar^ products received First Prizes
and Medals the last two years at the
Spokane Exposition, The Lime that
we are now manufacturing is not
excelled. Special quotations to contractors on application.
THE MANSFIELD
MANUFACTURING
COMPANY
NELSON, B.C. P.O. BOX 638
THE BEST IS NOT
TOO GOOD
tmwm)
Whose4!
Place *
THEO. EVANS-
GEM CHOP HOUSE, KASLO,      .
Fresh Fish all the time,    Meals
Poultry most the time. 2fi   UP
Lowery's
Claim
H. GIEGERICH
Staple and Fancy
GROCERIES
Agent for
GOODWIN  CANDLES
GIANT POWDER
JAMESJ.GODFREY
MINES.
INVESTMENTS
ana INSURANCE/fc/fc
Grimmett Block, Reco Ave.
Sandon, B. C.
Rents Collected.   District agent
The Great West Life Assurance Co., Winnipeg, Man.
for
Agent Norwich Union Fire Insurance Company.
Connecticut Fire Insurance Co., of Hartford
^Etna Fire Insurance Company,
Phoenix, of Hartford. Conn., .
Pacific Coast Fire Insurance Company,
Imperial Registry Company,
The Dominion of Canada Guarantee
Accident Insurance Company.
and
JOHNWILLIAMS
Dealer in
IMPORTED
AND DOMESTIC CIGARS
ANDTOBACCOES,
PIPES, &C.
Van Camp Lunch Goods, Confection-
cry and Fruit.
BATHS IN CONNECTION.
Newmarket Block.        New Denver
THE MINERS'
EXCHANGE,
Three Forks
B. C.
Provides accommodation for
the travelling public	
Pleas'tnt rooms, and good
meals. The bar is stocked
with wines, liquors and
cigars. HOT and COLD
BATHS.
HUGHNIvEN, Proprietor.
NOTICE.
TO DELINQUENT CO-OWNER.
To THOMAS SHEA, owner of an undivided
onc-clghth (J) interest in the Nalwh mineral
claim,situated on Reco mountain, and adjoining Blue Bird and Trade Dollar mineral
clalms.and recorded nt New Denver record
Office.
TAKE NOTICE, that I, B. W. Bull, have done
1   and recorded the annual assessment work as
required by Section it of the Mineral Act, on the
above claim for year ei-ding July 15, 1900, and
that your-.hare of expense of said work ts now
due.  bbould you fall to contribute your share of
expndlture for above work togctlwr with coot of
this advertisement  I will at expiration of said DO
alwveclaimtransjcrredtome, pursuant to section 4,Mineral Aot Amendment Act. 1900
B. \V. BULL,
Fire Valley, B. C, March ifS. l»l.
NOTICE.
KAHI.u
AI.VhWoHTII
sAXIfjN
Will eonitneiiw* publication iu Juno. It will riw>
to th«* oocMMioii once u
month with 10 pagPH of
matter calculat-?<i to jar
tho uniwrae. It will l>ow
to nothing but truth, and
will not aim to pk-aw anybody. It expects condemnation aim praiw* i rum tnt*
jump «sUti ir nut puii-uieu
a* » family journal. It
will look largely upon the
funny aide of life, and will
endeavor *<» brot-h a wav
wine of the cobwebs that
cluster around the mind
of men. Get in early If
you want It. $ 1.00 a year
to any part of the world.
P. J. RUSSELL
Hiiyr mul Kv|Mirirr<pf
RAW FURS
IIKillKHT I'HICK*
HHOMI'T HKTL'KN'H
FAUi ANttiimiKXT
Khl|. i.)'KM*** NELSON, B.C.
. J. E. Anghignon
The Uadlng
Hairdresser
Finest Shop in the Slocan.
Hrlck Block,   liellevne Ave..  New
Denver, B. C.
Job Printing is an art.
It is today one of the
most advanced of arts,
and greater efforts are
being made to reach
perfection than ever
before in the history
of printine;. Every up-
to-date business'man
recognizes the importance of having his stationery   well printed.
YOU CAN QET 3T
AT THE LEDQE
The «-ost In no ureatttr than the low-mritde
work thai Inferior <»IHr*s will (riveyou
When In NELSON see onr
$25 Suits
R. SKINNEH, Titilor
Fred. J. Squire,
Munmrer.
PALMA ANGRIGNON
General Draying: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.
Onr ltftiorftire wngom meet all Ron*
day tnilns,
Saddle Horses and Pack '..i-r.-is
Feed Htobl«i at New Di-nver.
ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS
romnf fr<im Knr.>|>r«n loiltiti* rls Csiisilist
mul Amrrlisn |ln»«.     A<t*.ly   inr »«||lnr <lst*»
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({» .l«rl(I.K--
tl   M 'UMHKTT.
V. V, If. AiifiU. Ktw fVuvrr
\V e. V fnmtnlnirs, ."», •*.*. Ant,, Wlnnl|»j(
T'» DELINQI'KNT CO.OWJfER.
TcV. H. BEHNE, or to any jitrsnn or ticrsoiis
to whom he may have trsiWerri-il )ilsli>tt>re«t
In tho Minor Hoy inlicr.-il t-hlni, hltUHtoon
the north sldi: of Cr.r|>cnt«T rrwk. In the
Sloc-an Minim.- DlvNun ul W«<t Kootonsr
District nn<l nvonlrd In the Kct-unlcr's office
at New Denver. H. ('., «u July 4th, J«*.
VOL'orsny of ynuan-livivliy notltiwl that vre
have exiM-niicd two
ilollursnnil flfly rents  in  hilxir mid Imiifnvc
hundred  und Hfty-nlx
mfiiw urion tht* nlNivn'inhii-i-nl clnitn. under the
lirovMon of thu mineral net. ami If within ninety
days from the dste of this nntlcc vou fall or re-
fu»e to rontrliiuif your |iro|iurli6n of such ex*
|«iidituren, toirether with all cijst of advertising,
your Interest In said nilneml t-islm will Income
the |iro|nrty of ihe underslirne I uiulir sei'tlon 4
rf an Act emltliil An Act to Amend the Mineral
Act iuo(i.
Dated thU Mil day or March. KKH
THKOIMIHE K. ADAMS.
A. K. ADAMS.
NOTICE.
TO DELINQUENT (OOWNEHH.
To E.J.MATHEWS, or to any i*n.on or per*
..on* to whom lie may have transferred his
Interesi in the Hnttle K mineral clnlm. M
Olacler creek, a tributary of Wilson creek,
nine miles from Tumi Korku, and monli-d In
the Record ufflre for th* Kkrf-an Mlnlritf
DlvUlon.
YOU ARE IIKRKIIY NOTIFIED tlistl Itsvs
I uxiitnded fine Hundred iv.lUm In laWsnd
imnrovemtnu u|>ou tlie al-ove mentioned tntnersl
'.he iirovUlmi* of th* Mineral Ant, arid If within
ninety dsy* from the date of this notion yon fall
or refuse to rontrllmte your liro'iortion «f such
ei|*ndlture. Unfitl.er with all eosts ofadvertls*
ln»r. your Interest In «*ld clslm will l»«*oime the
l>ro|ierty of the suWrther under Heetlon 4 of an
Act entitled, "An Act to Amend the Mineral Art
imo."
„      M JOmtl'll H. MARTIN.
Three Forks, H. C„ March «. K«»l.
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENT
tKDAH   Mineral t'laim.
Hitust* In the Hlncan Mlntuit Division ot
"i\e»t K..i.UM*| I».M»l,t \\ In-re loiatsd:
nn llowsmi ftttk
TAKKNtiTICK That I, llerhert T. Twlsry.as
I Ofent for Tlie HroitUb f'«l»nl.tl Oold Fields,
Limited. Kru Miner'sOrtlfcsie No. .<Mi|ir. sint
Ueortre W. Hindi.», Vrw Miner'* (.'mrtlMi-at* Nn.
rt4»T">, iiiiend -lilv di}S fr"in the date hereof,
to a|i|i|y to list* Mfn lna Hecordir for a li rlillnte
•ifliii|.ri.veiiuiii», fur ihe |inr|iu« ofulitslnlni*
» Omwh Orstit of th>* sluive i-lsim
And further lake nutli r thai Mrtiuti. under **c-
tlim s*,intii* l» <<imni#iin»l luimi tin i«su«ni#
of mil h Ontflcafe nf lnu>rovein< ni».
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THE LEDGE, NEWDENVER, B. 0., JUNE 6/1901.
Eighth Year
Localized notes of Interest
****■■ tssH onsau or tamtm rowoa-t
A    OKUKSOMK   TALE.
The following letter seeking information bas been forwarded to the Ledge.
It tells a tale of murder that is without
foundation, but the j?irls referred to
were no doubt in the Slocan at the time,
and one of them at least may not be far
from Slocan City at the present moment.
The letter oomfes from "Pianta<?egatan,
Goteborg, Denmark," and is addressed
to tbe "Chief of Police, Slocum City, B.
C."   It reads:
"Dear Sir,—Excuse me for writing
to you, as father and mother are stricken with grief on account of a letter we
have received from one Viola Lawrence
who is now at the Insane A_>lum at
Stillacom, Wash. She have written
here that her sister, Lillian Lawrence,
was murdered somewhere iu yourcoun-
trv about Christmas time, 1900, as she
claim the news was published iu the
New Denver papers. She state that
her sister and another girl were out
buggy riding on their out, they were
assaulted, then murdered. Now if you
can give us any information whether
there was a person by that name, Lillian
Lawrence, so murdered about v!5th
December, 1900, or not, or if you know
anvthingabout this grirl in question, a
word from you would be kindly received by her grief-stricken parents.
As this girl at the asylum say this is the
last place she say her sister, "Slocum
Citv, B.C," please answer and oblige,
"G08TAK YULIN n
•DR?
with rocks for lydite shellB he finished
the job. The bottled goods behind the
bar, the mirrors and glassware were
left in a shattered mess, and jags in
their infancy trickled down the polished
fixtures to the floor. There was a general scramble by the patrons of the
house lo get out of the way of the flying missils, and for a short time Tom
had it all his own way. It took five men
to carry him to the lock-up.
8LOCAN   ORB   SHIPMENTS.
The total amount of ore shipped from
the Slocan and Slocan City mining
divisions for the year 1900 was, approximately, 85,000 tons. Since January 1
to May 81,   1901, the shipments have
been as follows:
Week    Total
Payne .............. .. ...... 1488
Last Chance    KO 958
Slocan Star.....  102
Ruth	
Boson...	
Hewett....*. :	
American Boy    so
Ivanhoe -.	
Trade Dollar .'.....	
Sunset (Jackson Basin)	
Sovereign	
Wonderful ,	
Arlington    SO
Two Friends	
Enterprise
BIO   GOLD   PKOPOSITION.
A big deal was lately put through on
■a gold property situated in the Bridge
river district, 40 miles from Lillooet.
The properties bonded include the Bend
Or group, the Ida May group and the
Countless group, all of which are controlled by the Bend Or syndicate. The
bond runB 18 months and is for $750,000,
the first payment of which, 1125,000 in
amount, is to be made on June 25th,
similar amounts being due on December
26th of this year and on June 25th, 1902.
The balance of the purchase money,
$875,000, is payable either in cash on or
before December 26th, 1902, or at the
option of the purchasers, in lieu of cash
they may deliver 25 per cent, of the
capital stock of a company which is to
be formed to operate the mines.
The new owners intend to sink 500
feet In three places and open up the
property tn a thorough manner. A 40
stamp mill will be set up as soon as the
~de^6~prattiutiifiia"uT~rhT-propeity
is a straight free milling quartz propo
si tion, there being no copper found
there. No trial shipments were ever
made from the mine, but a large quantity of quarts has been crushed and 170,-
000 worth of gold already extracted
Messrs. J. M. Mackinnon, W. R
Robertson, F. M. Robertson and A.
Noel are the original owners.
A   MODBL JAIL.
It is said that the new warden of the
jail at Nelson is such a terror to evil
doers that his influence Is doing more
to diminish crime in the Kootenays
than any agency that has hitherto been
introduced. Jail life is no longer popular. If it be true that cleanliness is
next to godliness, a man might as well
be in church. The warden is, as everybody knows, the most exquisitely neat
man tu Nelson, and, under his regime,
tbe jail has been transformed into a
scrubbing school. Glass, bran, wood,
iron and stone are all expected to pre-
sent the same immaculate exterior ai
bis own irreproachable shirt bosom.
Evep the prisoners are groomed like
thoroughbreds, and one of them has
expressed the opinion that the condemned murderer will be quite rocon-
cited to bis (ate after two months such
excessive tidiness. There ts some tatk
o( a scrubbing brush factory being
started In the city to supply the brisk
demand made under these conditions.
IN  N*W  KELSON.
It wm in Nelson, and the Moon peeped
over the Hills. John and George who
were there when Jack Ward told Boose
In a Tent stood upon tbe Corner talking about How Much Bill Galllher had
done for the Country, when a Cop Hove
InSlght The Cop was AWAKE, and
had the New Clothes around Him. In
a Voice, loud an the latest Edition of
Cottonwood Creek, lie said, "Move
An." John, ever a Chesterfield, bowed
and taid, * B_g Pardon," but George
stood Pat KuN«ell off (or the Soda Watar
until He rec«v#r<*4 sufficiently to Dig
up Two Bits, then They wondered at
the March of Time and talker] of tbe
Old Days wheu such t-t'iul Word* were
n»*v#r Spoken It ahnwa that Nelson !«
trettinsr mor«* likf Toronto every Day.
hut speaks well for John and George
They are Unknown to the Police.
A  «.*   CARHIK   NATION.
The Windsor Hot**! bar was Carrie
Natloniatd Tuesday night. Ton Saunders turned loose on it, and if the In*
domttable Carrie had done the job bar*
self it could not have been accomplished
to a more *c\ml\fle, finish. Tom had
be#n drinking during tbe day ud was
feattutf tuo quarrelsome to be at large
when evening came He happeasd
in»o th** Windsor and worked up a
promising row. Finally he was put
oat sod then thi< smashing began.
With hit but* H«t he **i.*#t.***l th* gteas
twmt, ratting hiro***M *«-v«»?*ky, lb**, 5
Hartney.....
Black Prince	
Goodenuugh	
Miller Creek	
Reco....,	
SunsetJCan. Gold Fields.. 2
Silver King.......	
Bed Fox	
Antolne	
Queen Bess.	
Monitor...........	
Corinth..........	
Bondholder..	
Ramoler.
40
Surprise	
Kaslo Group...
Chapleau.......
Speculator.....
Ajax 	
Soho..	
Emily Edith...
Phoenix..	
Alpha	
V._ M..	
Total tons  iSt
A   FHAIKT   TALE.
,864
260
570
728
898
140
880
117
4
1905
40
180
140
100
145
to
165
53
14
64
16
563
345
66
S3
518
to
10
15
10
10
39
40
80
40
20
10.064
^CHEAM
BAKING
POrVMR
Highest Honors, World's Fair
Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair
Avoid Baking Powders containing;
alum. They bn tai-tioua to health
[The
:'X
Successful
v Business
pan ol Today
(
1890
Established in Nelson
1890
of the richest in British Columbia.
Siiifflehurst; hurried out 200 miles to
telegraph the news to his principals.
He thinks Ptarmigan will become a
second Coins.toek._ At the 150-foot level
the miners cross-cut the vein and found
it to be ten feet wide. Samples taken
across the face of the vein averaged POO
ounces of silver, 4 per cent, copper and
two ounceB #old. The ore can be readily moved to tidewater by wagon.
I.OWEBVS  claim.
Lowery's Claim, the new monthly to
be published from the Ledge Office,
New Denver, will appear bv the end of
this month. It will have no free, press
or trust list, and will be mailed to any
address for one year for $1.00 Advertising rates, $2 an inch each insertion.
This will be the most outspoken and
independent journal in the world, and
if you have thin feelings do not read it.
Samples free.
H
Is eminently progressive. He does not follow in aM
rut; he worships no ideals ofthe past; he is of the W
times and with the times; ,he seeks constantly to ri
a,d.™e- t(? improve, to give broad-minded andM
skillful service; he not only buys early, but he/J
studies his business minutely; he recognizes the im-r4
mi   a-«      ff P°r»flnt ?KCt ^ hi8„stock should consist of goods M
that are as.widely different from "the other fellows" as can be secured     He picks _T_\
outlines that are progressive, up-to-date and superior as to special features stvleri
and finish than afifcs his onnrlsin Aflrlv  is nnt:  nfratrl   *«   iik-.i-.i-.__   j*    -,  .     '     •'     A Jl
[quality, perfection, long wear.    Send for prices.   Call and see us: we are* hereto
Serve VOU 0ur WBtohin*>*M**p8 a-d Jewelery Departments have a __'«*_»M v*_t__iv.i—iii
1 Jewelery Departments I
no equal tn B. O.  All work guaranteed.
R. TIME IN8PKCTOK
81
:•:
THE   FIRST   OIL.
Did you ever meet Phair over in
Nelson? He is a genius. Lately he
has been fixing his tavern so that it
will vie with the leading hostelries of
New York=jandi New Denver, and in
consequence nearly everyone has been
asking him about the improvements.
To avoid wear and tear of the facial
anatomy caused by moving the atmosphere to worded replies he now wears
under the lapel of his coat the following
.addrM8*^If^ou^e_A_friemdLoL^
do not ask me about the improvements."
When approached bv anyone suffering
from the bacteria of curiosity Phair
exposes the above sign and silence becomes prominent. It is an efficient and
ingeniouo method for saving the nervous system, although it frequently
leads to an appeal at the bar where
words taper to a gurgle, and the drouth
never; comes.
CORNI.SH   HOCK   DRILL.
Rowland Machin has had company
with him on his present trip through
the Kootenays. He represents Wm.
Bennett & Sons, the manufacturers of
the celebrated Crown brand of fuse.
With him are Wm Bennett, of the fuse
Arm, and J. W. Holman, of the Arm of
Holman Bros., Camborne, Eng. Mr
Holman it introducing the Cornish
Rock Drill, which has drilled a hole 20,
inches in hard granite in one minute.
It Is extensively used in Mexico, Transvaal, Braill, San Salvador, India, and
Mr. Holman Is rapidly having It placed
In British Columbia, having sold ten
drill* at the St. Eugene this week. It
has been tested In Rossland, and those
wishing to know results are referred to
Mr, Long, of the Le Roi, and Mr.
Baum, ot the Centra Star, Rossland.
RICH  STRUCK.
A despatch from Vancouver to tho
Minneapolis Journal *aysi"S. A. Stngle-
bnrst has reached Vancouver from
Omlncea, B. C, with news that rich
strikes just made in mining properties
owned by Howard Gould and associate*
of Hew York will make their mine one
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four law* rooms, with klu-h-n snd two
Urif? vi»r*ii'ls sni pisiform all
locality) four lanr* rooms, wttl
smsJI rooms.  Ut
aroni.d t»# house.    ....
. THOMPSON, IttTOHE
ttMumis«* Aii-nM, hIms
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AV**t"
There has been much talk about
petroleum iu B. C. and Washington,
but the first real strike in the north
west was made near Olympiad Wash.,
last week. At a depth of 198 feet in a
white sandstone the drill plunged into
CONDENSED ADS.
[Condensed advertisements, such as ForSsle,
wanted, Lost, Strayed, Stolen, Births, Deaths,
Marriages, Personal, Hotels, Lewal, Medical,etc,,
are Inserted when not exceeding 80 words for
25 eenta eioh lngertion.__Each five„wox^j)r le«.
over - >words are five ceuts additional.]
a small quantity of very heavy crude
oil. Drilling is being continued. Plenty
of yellow and blue clay has been drilled
through. : :    ■"    .
Bf A?   DIVIDENDS.
The mine dividends paid by American mining companies for the month of
May total $2,445,8.9. Of this sum the
St. Eugene mine of British Columbia
paid $102,000. Two Montana mines
paid.11,515,000: three in Idaho, the De
Lamar, Bunker Hill and Sullivan, and
Empire State, paid $296,554; five in
Utah paid $182,000; the Homestake in
South Dakota paid $105,000; seven in
Colorado paid $95,900; six in California
paid $76,895; the Arizona mine La For-
tuna, paid $12,500. Four California oil
wells paid $18,300. The Standard Oil
Co. has declared a dividend for June
Amounting to $1*2,000,000
The Anaconda Standard is disposed
to regard the presence of F. Aug.
Heinze in Montana as a menace. The
sentiments of the Standard towards Mr.
Heinze were ably. expressed by the
Irishman who, with a Chinaman, was
riding a mule down hill. Pat, shoved
pretty well upon the neck of the animal,
turned to the celestial and sagely remarked: "Ave wan of us would get aff
an'wa-alk I think I would ride asier "
—Reveille
BIRDS XT-OR. SALE.
B
man
LACK MINORCA!*, B. Plymouth Rocks.
Ejres for setrlnu, el.SO for 15.  W. A. Thur*
Nelson
B.C
FOR, SAXiXD.
DRV ORE PROPERTY, North Fork Carpenter creek-ALPS. ALPS FRACTION,
and ALTURUS—Crown Grants obtained. Apply, W. J. MCMILLAN k CO., Vancouver, B.C.
SEVERAL THOUSAND old newspapers, at
ThkLkdoe, '
TRAINED NUR8B
MISS STOUGHTON
TRAINED NUHHK, Is o|wn for en/twements.
Address- SLOGAN, B.O.
TSINTB -fe AWNINOS.
THEO. MADSON, Nelson, li, O., raanufao*
I   lures Tents,* Awnings, Horss and Wagon
Covers, and nil kinds of Canvas Goods.
DEJNTXST.
DR. MORRISON,™'™1
NELHON, D. C.     Cor. WARD k BAKER Sit.
SANITARIUM,
SAXITAR-
andtUm. T^fi^phlo communication with ail
parts of tl» srnrMr two malls arrlv* and depart
•ftff W, l»» balJwi eon _ll M*ty«*f and
rmus«ttlar'dlsfl4l_ai Its waiars hssl ill Ifldniy.
Llrsr and Mtotnacb AumatiU. Tsrtns: fUtutll
Sir w«*k acwralnji to reslosnoe In bowl or
Hla». Th* orlea pr-roana-trl
•w Dsnysr and K
yaar round and irood
no* In
i> ticks
eyon (fprinta. Arrow
 Jn tlckat Mtwaan
Haleyoii. oblainabls all tlw
rfforjw ^7s.
wLaks.B.C,
U M4a.   Hal-
BUHAT-DYOR.
4    RIIBVIAMD. K.nciiMwninil Provincial
__.,   Land Murrsyor. Hamlon.
ORtJOS.
Seeds, Trees,
IMPLEMENTS,
iit.r.nur,iJUrA
ma? BAmLrr-H
FERTILIZERS.    .
Catalog* Pre*.
M. J. HENRY,
«..•**•*       >    .    fi    ■ * * #> w
WHITE LABOR ONLY
Don't
*
iorgeu xiJie
Lake Sliore
Laundry
0.     ftr v.
puts. W, o,
 iptkM.
TKKTEKI. * CO., Stlwm, H.tX,
OtitUiT* Iii all IliiJi** dim) Awiysrt* H»t>-
TAILORS,
I    11.   OAMKKON,  S.iifJui,  Msniirsrlunx
»»,  Olnthliiu tnohli-r: sml *ii||r|n |ininuinin*
. ir..m all rU»»«».
/
Brewer, analog-* Seer and Porter-the best in the land.   Correspondence solicited.   Address— ,Wtt
R.REISTERER & CO;, Nelson,B.C.
H.   BYERB    dfir    HO HEAW AND  SHELF
n. **TtK- a eg., H^R D W ARE
Cpai, Iron,
Steel, Blowers,
Water Motors,
iYuax Ore Cars,
Ore Buckets,
Rails, Belting,
Packing-, Wire Rope*
Tin and Sheet
Iron Workers
NELSON, B. C.
KASLO, B. C.
SANDON, B. C.
Cigar Co.
Union MBrands
^^^ Monogram
Label   Marguerite
CA& ara Bouquet
El Condor
for iirlces apply to-
w. j. mc«illan k co. Schiller
Wholesale Agtnts for B.O.
Vancouver, B.O.
JAMES  CROFT,
DRAYINQ
Hauling and Packirur to Mlnei,
andfreneral local wulneao.
WOOO   AND   COAL   fOW   SALE
New Dtn««r, B. C.
Have shops in nearly all the camps and cities
of Kootenay and Boundary. They sell the
host meat obtainable and aim to give satisfaction to every customer.     Try a line of their
. _ _*H^. ifltk J*^. —■■— _■_. "*   _—^ __B. - 	
steal
P.   BURNS   &   CO.
"■v.
California
Wine Co.,
NELSON, b.C.
TfK
Wholssale dealers In
Choice Wines
and Fragrant
Cigars^""***
Aecnts for Calgary Beer.
HOUSE FOR SALE.
In New Denver.  Rasy terms. Appljrt-UKO,
-.KIHTH.orthUoace. .
J;K.©I_ARK,
MINES
and MINING
Reporta, Examination* and Manafe-
ment.
NEW DENVER. > B.O.
ASLO HOTEL
Paally * Cewaarclal.
arge
Aad
L
Comfortable
Rooms
Fitted with every modern
convenience. Special protec-
tion against are. Rates $2.60
and 13 per day.
COCKLE A PAPWORTH,
Prwprlatan.
DENTISTRY.
DR. MILLOY
ROSSLAND
Marj_tjs^_^i^^,M
MMt wmplete Deittl opice li ft, C
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1    M«tth»9t»»**ilmpim*im' l.t/vnir* Clrai*
and l*rjr OooHe.   N*t»«n. Vaitrouvsr. VlrtorU,
and London. Knit
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