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Volume VIII.   No: 46.
NEW DENVER, B.C., AUGUST 15, 1901.
Price, $2.00 Yeah
®en#*aT N^Vfs FToat
In and About the Slocan and Neighboring Camps
that are Talked About.
Sandon isn't the only one. Slocan
City's council and mayor are also in it.
Born, at Three Forks, Sunday, Aug.
4, to the wife of George Petty, a
daughter. .
A license to wed was Issued Monday
at Nelson to George Ayor and Maud
Caskett, of Slocan.
Tho C. P. R. tracks in the Slocan are
in dangerous condition owing to the
lack of section work,
There will b^ no services in St.
Stephen's church until September 1st.
C. Arthur Mount, Vicar.
A gang of SO men is employed on the
Hartney road, and the work is being
pushed rapidly to completion.
R. Koel Brown was looking at some
Slocan properties last week.' He recently returned from a trip to Japan.
againts the Slocan Star may cause that
property to shut down until the matter
is settled.
Blackberries and berries (hat are not
black can be bought from John Williams, the well-known fruit dealer of
New Denver.
Tho first hay cut In New Donver was
and the outlook is not bright for an
early ending of the trouble. Many of
the Rossland scholais are affected by
the strike, but the School has arranged
with each so that no cessation in their
studies will be necessary while the
strike lasts.
The railroad bridge near Hill's mill
was burned on Sunday. Both the
freight and passenger engines were at
the Nakusp end of the line, and an engine and cars had to be sent from Nelson to make the run Irom the bridge to
Sandan. Passengers and baggage will
be transferred and there will be no interruption in traffic while the bridge is
being rebuilt. Thebush fires in that va-
cinity have become unusually destructive. The C.P.R. waB offering $2.50 a
day for men to fight the fire last week
but men are scarce at that price for that
purpose. '"'■■■•
in a building to be erected near the
postoflice. A proposition that would
give the town a $15,000 water system
has been made by outside capital, but
it is in such indefinite form that no action can be taken on it.
The total amount of ore shipped from
the Slocan and Slocan City mining
divisions for the year 1900 was, approximately, 35,000 tons Since January 1
to Aug. 10, 1901, the shipments have
been as follows:
Week     Total
Last Chance      SO
Slocnn Star :  1S7
Htsivclt..'... .: 130
American Boy    20
Traile Dollar	
Sunset*(Jackson Basin)    20
.Wonderful    40
Arlington    80
Two Friends	
Enterprise    20
Black Prince	
Miller Creek	
SunseUCan. Gold Fields	
Silver King	
Noble Five	
Red Fox'	
Antolne .
Queen Bess
The Hewett shipped 180 tons of dry
ore lust week.
Jas. Croft's pack I rain is busy this
week on Capella oro.
The balance of the carload -shipment
of ore being made from the Capella is
being packed to the Siding.
The oro shipments of the past woek,
so far as reported, amounted to 403 tons,
bringing the total for the year up to
14,495 tons.
Seventeen hundred feet have been
driven on the long Last Chance tunnel.
It is expected that the lodge will bo
caught in another 50 feet
Wm. Greenwood and Frank Wtitson
visited tho Fisher Maiden last week,
Under tho management of J. K. Clark
the Maiden will work a large force just
as soon as the treasury fund is enlarged.
Bondholder ...
Kaslo Group..
Speculator ....
soho7'.V. .7.77.
Emily Edith.,
Phomilx ,
Hamilton      *)
Total tons 463
'   23
14 495
harvested this week by Palma Angrig
non from the Union Hav property of ?° "«r »» reporteti, amounted to463 tons, An automobile hag been successfully
Howard West                                ' wlnjflngr the total for the year up to otnplovod on mountain "roads in Culi-
14,495 tons. fni'iii-i
P. B. Wright, who has been purser ,,       t        ,      ,    ,  ,      .        ,
on the Slocan for some months, has . Sov<-»tt5<*'-   '»»d^ f°f have been The mineral from Gold Creek', Nov.,
been transferred to the Kokanee, on J«v«n »" the lonff Uat Chance tinmel. said to be bedded with shale and lime-
Knntnnav lake II 1S 0XPected thllt the lc<!^-  will bo stone, is coal.
Kootenaj lake caught in another 50 feet ,, .     .       „        ,,,,,„
An  owl  has boon  stealing  Henry "    „             ,     ,  ,,     . ... It has boon ligurod out that the aver*
Siege's pigeons.   If perseverance and a "^J"?'1 ft»( \ , *mt    Wntson as*-of the life or dividend period of
shotgun are any good Henry will some Jf81 ,M,t ho *"hw- MnWen lart week mines is seven years,
night get that owl in his sack. n,1ve,r .tho ™™K*mmt of J. K. Clark t|h, pi.0(luctioll 0, the „,,„,,„ of L(wi.
last week.   The Sunset aud Trade Dol* — * 1HB'> m f i«< ,i».W)2ii.
lar vre adjoining properties, one located a  quikt wkdimno. The oil tank recently made for the
on tho Sandon side and  one  on the — Market Street Rnilway Co. of San Fran*
Whitewater side of the divide. Last Saturday evening in n private ciseo, is (Kl feet lit diameter and 80 feet
Burning forests iu the Sloean make drawing room of the Hume hotel, Nel- high, and contains l ,200,000 gallons,
the air thick with smoke, but it is not *0l|t A* T- Gnrla-id and Mius Marguerite |„ w>0 the steam consumption in the
dense  enough lo  obscure John Wil* Harrle, both  of  Kaslo,   wore quietly b,.8t engines was about 35 pounds per
Hams.   He can be seen daily handing wedded.   Kev. Mr. Crow, of Columhia, iu..so.|Huer hour.   It Is now about one*
around the Ice cream to  all who are tiod the knot, while Wm Harris, brother third of this less than 12 pounds per
blessed with collateral. of the bride, acted as groomsman and horse.powcr hour.
Itobt F Green, M IM'., is looking ;M,tH1" ,M* .L>'°,    ;    l,ri,u,*»l"«[,I-    The n,m, ,m. throe eiuc minerals mined
overthepolitic.il situation in tho Sic '* is the only daughter of Mm. Jen* ,ominm.ia-,y ln the Mlaaourl xinc dis*
can.   He says he has not been offered '»« K-H«u*ris, the well-known mining trict( the sulphide, sphalerite, the sill-
the portfolio of Minister of Mines.    Rut woman, and is one of the mo.t beautiful ,„,    CHlaln„,0| „„,, carbonate, smith-
ho has not said that ho will refuse to >'«"»{( »«H.«( in Kootenay  having »*en *g()nit0    T,,0 (lrHt mtm<{ ,„ ,,,„ cnm.
acwptlt when it H tutored ,,u' b,!"" of KnH'°  for   !,C! l»«t two lll(meHt )U„, the most valuable.
' , .    . years,   She »Hncliariiilu«l> iittiiI'd iua     ,,    ,     . , ...
M R. Kammel.noyer, who has ho .,„■.   ^ wilh n<| , Portland cement can bo manufactured
ceaafully managed the Kmily Kdith , ^ A T UarIam, ,, (mt) ()f |(t. from any rock materials having the
mine (or some thn*  years or more, p|.omiluml nwrchliM* |„ th« west, l»ro.>er Ingredients in he proper proper,
and has brought it from the prospect , h« „ M h(, cmiffrfttulftU.,, upon tioi.s, and variations n the mo bod of
ata*. to that of a big mine, ha* reigned hnv) HlJCHrw, f(,r „ w|(f 8Ucll ,,.,„;,„. inwrotaetur.. admit of modification* in
to accept the management of the lair* ,     V0||     |(M,V M M|§H HtrrU ihe proportions
vluw Oold Mining & Milling Company, A|((,r „ip t.,,f,.,„ony( ain|,| „ t|„iwerof •• is ''silinated that tinder proper sup.
which ll developing n gold property in rj(,4, „„,) K00(| wishes'the happy couple erviMnn of thc citttinn the forest reserves
the Okanagiui district. t()((k t,1(,(-r0W-K N)„, {)mlim\ w'm H|u.n(1 of ihe United State* might be capable
The scene of action in Sainton'* civic tj„.i,. honeymoon visiting Toronto, <>' •u|»plyi«K' ii»««i*ly n liithof tlu-ntmiiHl
war hat shifted from the City Hull to Ituffalo ami other e.,M^.i citt.'-. I>m I <<"i*.un(pt>on ol lumber at the pr.-ent
Mayor  bovutt'*   water   Imnel.    The their wUirn lliey will r«*.lde in a tM*niitl i exlfctiiig rate.
aforesaid   water barrel  i- said   to lie] f„] rcHldene^ Unit Mr   (ini'laud biiili itij    As tlie icmiH ol coiiipiirative tentn of;
standing ou itii Invid in the Mtt'ct't. and j Kaslo a yt<ar ago. (l.ntilornia Hiet Tf-xan in-i utiu   *.s   ihr
tratlic   li    obitritctcd    thereby      The; > Southern I'sctlic (UiiioMil the fornn-r t«
council  «hvh tho mayor will have i.-j «'*»W   emv.  imiotki-tiov. j be* about'2 per ecnuhe better in evap
move i! Hiidlhe niav«n  says hevv«iu't,| *" j tn*aiive power.   Thcorelieally the'toitiit;
enipliasixiiig his won't wilh a -.hot gnu I    A I;",,^,' meeting vtiim held  in I'mou i0(, K||MUtfj (iavt. ,,rm.(*ii ihe beltero«ing \
What damidioold some moitnl* be. \lllllt Tti'^dav cv.'iilnu' for tin- llmil run-1 Uf ,v u>WtH, ,-,^,,^^1^^ l)t-.mi,.iiv.««.I oiU
1(  ,,     (»,,i, (.,«,»    „t(,tot-    (Iti
in tit" urn*-"*** (tver*i"--»«  H \ionnil*
metallurgy "of copper by tho converter
method is reported by which gold and
silver during the con verting are concentrated out of the mass of the copper into
a coppery alloy into the bottom of the
converter, which is then parted by electrolytic treatment. The main mass of
the copper is, however, produced so free
of gold and silver that it does not require
the electrolytic treatment.
Sulphur in coal can be present to a
considerable percentage without danger
of corrosion of firebox plates or tubes
when used under a boiler. The fumes
of dry sulphurous acid are not corrosive
to iron plates at high temperatures.
With water and a temperature less than
212 degrees F. the corrosive acid is
formed, but these conditions do not
occur until the fumes and water gas of
combustion are out of the firebox and
boiler tubes.
Tn the States ihe locator of a inining
claim has a right to the ownership of
any abandoned improvements—such,
for example, as a house—on the land
within the stakes marking the boundary
line of the location. Improvements that
are not abandoned cannot be acquired
by location of a mining claim alone.
They, however, become acquired by the
mining claim locator when the location
is patented. A miner does not lose the
house he lives in by his forfeiture of
tho mining claim he built it on. He
ing the land to some other person.
Riveters in the boiler shopB of North
Germany make $5 a week.
Domestic servants in India are paid
about 81 a week, with board.
Brass founders in England receive
87.47 a week; in Germany, 84.88.
An Italian blacksmith, in his native
land, makes about $2 40 a week.
Tanners in Germany earn $3 80 a
week; in Belgium, 35.81; in Italy, $2.20
A first-class Italian carriage builder
receives about 91 cents for a day's work.
Printers in New South Wales receive
$14 10 a week; in England, $7.17; in
Italy, $4.00; in Spain, 84.50.
An expert tea mixer in China com*
Sonne SfpeH^C'ty Float
i Items Raked from the News Mill on Local Affairs
at the Queen City of Kootenay.
The Chinese are to be converted to
Christianity. A missionary of their own
nationality is settling in Nelson. He
anticipates many obstacles in his path,
not the least of which will be placed
there by the Chinese themselves, who,
after having lived a few years on Christian soil, are ready to exclaim with the
Hindoo monk at the World's Fair Congress of Religions: "We want no more
missionaries. You are a lot ot hypocrites. We know what your Jesus
stood for! We know the beauty of his
teachings! What we wish to know is
how to apply those teachings to the
conduct of our lives, and you cannot
teach us that, for you have not learned
it vourselves."
A Society for the Protection of Day-
Time Sleepers has been organized in
Nelson. Its charter members are only
three in number and they are all men
who live in a bunch on Victoria street.
tion, to sleep in the daytime, they have
organized themselves into a society to
consider ways and means for suppressing certain nuisances that combine to
render sloop impossible. A wailing
baby on one-side, a bachelor's den of
dogs with a litter of yelping pups on the
other and a Salvation Army cornet
fiend across the road are to be the first
objects of attack.
they were led to believe, eveu promised,
by the powers that be, that work would
be obtained for them on their return.
This promise was nol fulfilled, and we
cannot live on glory—the board bill
has to be paid.
You draw the usual dreadful picture
of war and its results. They are no
doubt sad, but, sir, in the piping times
of peace there is even a more brutal
war going on over this struggle for existence; a war wherein not alone lives
are lo6t, but where the finer feelings
are crushed; and all this iB perpetrated
in cold blood, whereas, men are beside
themselves with delirious excitement in
the heat and din of battle. "C 'est mag-
nifigue war's e' sot la guerre" shouts
the French poet, and who can deny
that the battlefield gets a truer glimpse
of the coming brotherhood among men
that either church or secret society can
show. W. D. Frasbr,
Strathcona Horse.
.1 .!_i Q _.i nor
,, y—J.i>j~».wj-.	
Elder Young, of the Seventh
There were two sensations at North-
port Monday, the arrest of Kadesh and
a new strike among the smelter men.
Upon the arrival of Attorney Murphy,
of Butte, who is tho standing attorney
for tho Western Federation of Miners,
it waB decided to at once proceed with
the cases against the smelter authorities
rjavi for carrying arms and Superintendent
(*«orge l*(*<Uar, a )ouitu (mini <■.
Ontario, win uiwv uAnc m iA ^„,7,
department of New lMiv«*i » fvliool
vvlifu ii ii'it-ufc oi'.u Monday7 Mt. JY'I
lar h»s the appenram-e of a young iimli
nf sterUm* nun lit k*. and enter-. o\nm
be meeting wa* held   ill
j Halt Ti.ii,'Htl;.i.y cvi'iilnu' for the final con
i mderation ol tin** (incdimi of fire prolec- j
hum for New  I Mover.     Ihe reiton on       .
• I tHt"l
I the t-oinmttt«M* appointed noun
mauds high wages, being paid from GO
cents to $1 a day for his work
Dr. Frank has published a detailed
description of the sulphur industry of
Sicily. The mineral is still raised by
the primitive method of being carried
by boys of ten to twelve up steep steps
The daily wage for miners is il francs,
and I of) to 1.75 francs for laborers.
There Is now In Sicily WW mines, which
produce 400,000 tons of sulphur annually. The store of sulphur still available
is estimated at 05,000,000 t-ns The
richest ore contains 80 to 4C per cent, of
■iilphur.the average yield of thi; mineral
rill"*''! being -20 to '2*2 per cent
French ttcientiitts have been making
(axpeiiineiils iu regard to the effect of
certain perfumes u|>oti the voice, Many
of the moNt miccessful teachers in sing,
lug have cautioned thetr pupils string
cully against the tn>* of pcrfumei. or,
the proxitnitv of odorotiH flower-. Sf*m«t i «*»»*««,»"»" »r-'  enjoying   in
ji.uo.ter* go ro far as to   forbid  ,|»,.jri'"i»ny .lelightfiil drives alon
pupils thc tiM- of any perfume 'it all,
ami if olio of them U detect<-d  **earing
it hunch ol  unlet* the Icmkou i- post
I'tlieii.    The perfume of Ihe viil' t   him
ln'Cd found b\ llie \\*e ol   the  l.-tcng-t
ci-ope lo be pmticuliirly tiijlltioii-
"A. .swindle    i# the  inline  tlmt   Hp
|n*nr** above the  door of « »tnn.'_Iin;»
lawyer In ni-eriniii ("Wti,    ,\ii-iiq*i nut
(dice of the unfortunate g-ntlcmnii .ii-r.
of liis writing
.11     tit*,    utiut*."    «',«      ,    if.ti,,,,^    ,.,....,,
Advent porsua8ion,attempted to explain
why God permits sin in his Saturday
evening address in tho tent on Baker
street, where ho holds forth each evening. His explanation was as novel as
it was far-fetched. According to tlie
Elder, this world is rushing along down
the ages on its sin-cursed career as an
object lesson to the other worlds that
are yet without sin, but still in danger
of taking a tumble from the path of
honor and rectitude.
The straits to which llie C. 1\ H i-
reduced in its effort to secure men in
replace the striking trackmen was
iiisde evident last Friday when the
story was given out tliat the strike had
been settled on tho men's own terms,
and laborers called for. That the story
was a pure fabrication was soon proved
and the wave of relief that had passed
over the town at the earlier information
auhsitli'd In a ripple of indignation at
the tactics resorted to.
Work on the now   wagon   road   to
Forty-nine   Mile  creek   is  proceeding)
Kadesh was arrested shortly after high
noon. Tho charge against him is for
unlawfully maintaining armed guards
and appearing in public brandishing
deadly weapons and threatening ti> do
grievous bodily harm. Kadesh was
put under IIWi bonds to appear at the
next county court session. The arrest
has caused a sensation,as it was thought
the injunction proceedings would act as
a liar to all others.
Twenty-live workers at the smelter
walked out Monday on strike. They
were promised $!l per day and did not
get it Fifteen of the. men had been
brought all the way from Leadville two
tveeks ago. The strikers are jubilant
and say other workers are coming out.
At a meeting *»f tlie directors of tho
Canadian Paciiic I lad way held Monday
iu Montreal the usual dividend of '2 p#r
cent on the preferred stock for the half
year ended June limb last was declared,
A dividend ol .5 pel ft'lil for Uit) Si+IIlO
period was also declared on tliecoimiiou
situk. The ivniiU- for the fi.M.d year to
Gross earnings,
line*, Im,7tf>,.
rapidly under tho supervision of Fore'! hlm Wli •*>•* w«™- -li
man McLean. Already about I w.. miles i l*>,HVV2<M; working exp,.
of roadway is in passabU condition and!*-*' '••', earnings. ti-_,|iM,H7fi; income
Ihi* beau
tiful river road, which will greatly en
liauce the value of the ran* lies llimn^li
which it runs, ;•,>, well ac proving ,i tumii
to the lover-? of -••■rnage t-vcici#t>.
i    i .---I'd thc advisabiliiv
\^^u(i,  I
... .      ... ft iier cent nltroglvcertiie to the ton of
ago, wat read and adopted,     I lie«mil;.        . .       . ,
* • v *.r«.   i.r..L..ti      it,   itiKuiiiiiii/  lave
...     „     » u ,,,'ore  broken,     lit   advancing  level  or
iniltee lilt U'cit in conc**"iii<l. o»<  »aA .      ,, ... .    .    .,
,.      ,. ,      , ,.      ,.       ,       .       ,      7 rrot-ment   heading*  MJ pound* to the
tins chiefs of the  lire department* ofi "       * ' ,     ,
v..t.,.„ V- v,.r and  Valeria. ^(,1^» ««••«>.   t»r the niukingof a shaft
t-thoot board; and, too, thechildren Hk*J tl,||rtn|l1l, ,*„. mgimit mti *ppAr*twti of \ *™»*« '■» l"»'n-»»,0 !,,,* ^
hi* looki, which, by the way, la a very
important consideration in this head-
wearing part of the hemlnphflre.
C. It. Ivdihaugh, rapranenf.fn*? the In-
tarnational Corre-powlance School of
Heranton, Pa., vlalusd New Denver thii
wtett- Me it stationed at Kotaiand and
ktt i tcb-rdarthip enrollment on his
KrxHenav circuit of tuuirly 3000 In
Rotwvland, since the itrlkn bdff*n. bn»i-
new tn all Hum !ia* Rwatlv fallan oft.
Victoria. Thp Champion chemical engine i* coniddemi by all to be the bent
protection that a town can have, ami]
th* c-mwnHtM* wa§ inclined to fatror the
purchaw of onr*, in the abo-Bn-e* of water
.'lUpply I" fh(» twn, Tint tbe fr\i*n w*»
toiifidcr-wl ilijfl'Uy in* advance of the
lime* and th«? m*»er tabled lor a time.
It w** divided to fnil back nnon th*
bnc*kil and ludd^r brijfada, and a wn*
ply ot rhe-w »tjj be iwnght and }>5*<«»4 '
from other •-iiurces, t<-;i:l,\>r,; total net
incoiiitf, $1:1,01*2,**•>»: lew llxcd cliarges,
im-tiidiitg inti'if-i   mi  land homls, f7,*
-.',ii",yX,; |i-,t ainiinnt apj'lied again-l
iii-tfiil *.(eHliis|iipK. f.l',fi,\t\u; net re**uliu«
,K nil.iltle fur tiivideinl., I'l.'ivf ..lii.'i,
\ltei payment nf all tin iilend" d<-i lared
!h<- -iirpliis i'i.) Mo' yi'iir ranieil f'li-ward
(*•»!.11 l.l>.
lilt    Ntmi.i:   i (vi.,
I hit iii,; tin ■ ii..iii'. i,   il   Ju;-,    U,i'i|.i»»«
i-lil  Hdili''! In1!'..   'I'M I'll   1" I'll!   |ln* I ,,'Ht,
i IrPtiiff It'.td nt Nitlilf 1 ii'r ifnttiiitl wan
i OO I I.i Ici'l. li'.'lK llttf '( Irtlal ol /iJ'MtM'J,
•ll,te VmhK *A;*i*t .Unlet to UH*. ' l-etillig.
Intlie I .a "t ' ii„i.te liifiii-i \n, .; ifnll-
io^ i« (i...h'1'.pii.;. 1'Uii:} uve in-l
were tlnveti iliinng the month, making
;t li.lst (min 'i.i- J.«»*< bittii-e en<i Itrt*- of
I tt feet    In (In* iJi-taiH*- Uirei-*hi-iiia
•if ore «ere eiit.ounterfnl.    Tbt* nimi-
Keporta o( dividanda acltially paid' |,|rjl)(| thomotdvoa a* special conatahlea inuni tii'lih of the ut* in the-e ahoots
•rr ntwl In mininir or in fact of macbln- j *how lh** mMn« u ,hn moti r"><dabl* Jrt prfttPrt „10 r ,., u ,„„,„ Ullf,< wtn   w*» lo niche,., 1*2 iiK-h*. and thiee feet.
erv umhI In »nv of the tndottriaa. With I •>• •" •ndurtrlua.   l'»«Jer the great Im* ,„ ,av. ,he i,,,^ imrM.rtinr*nt.    Tha par' ****** of or,, ulu'u ,r0I° «h« hiK "hoot
amine prodmIng ui wiUv cctiln iwtkw' p"»-mnwit» rarentlv rnado In »»oth air (. ,„,..|llnh. nnt --r-Tfr-ifing, but It f-t'ff've from 171 U> 42»i «nnrr» of silvar
far tha yaar'n onaratlon, a filed mtfti *nd «l-«tHe drilla. and tha reduction of I u^.^hMly  mora   than   elthir   tha i I*' «»«»• ■»«"• '«*« 11^17 \m«flit. k«d.
mmtlo a fourth or hlth <H tbt origtoal lhc cm^ ^ttte *** ««• V fb*m\i9)UAM,Vt^ 1'avntrcal u-'uuMoffcr foraut 7r**,#n,.v'fo,,r ,"n* "' '•'•''",  "r"   w"»
cott In placo would at tha end of tha't""*"* th« ^rge du.dendi -Iready Lrdinilrv wvic„.    Mtwt of th« niam..*»"N*«* toriug July, uvUUig U,*A«
mi»«*p«rat»(mF^->^ «*» frw \be i^» dlSJfiK?»5?35i" J.^J Wn wb^r. now t*rrlnf in M* ra* 'Hfle belte, than »» t^r ton.
actual latt.      * „ ^ tnUUAfap vai.r» ago ate bow frt-l »*ci,> h*,i u" <it,l«r cUo,c* ,,ut w uke     A rainal drivwr in IVraia i* |«id 17 a
|n ?,«*« m frnvMitrwrnmni In «h* iW'ntlf IWafM it lau-atnrfll-lt*. '. whatever work waa offered thetn, for! month and bo«M« Mm-ielf.
4Vtt»ll*-a    .1 '   i it i\ Mi   ■ ., ''
iiti'ilil la.-,, would l-«»k 1"
5.,.»H«i*? *itip»,irti mii-n- nlgnlti...
die." When the. lawyer
lil» eye#,  whispered  lo
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Iliilo.t*, i.iii.i! till!) I.ad ,: f.'.'il» ftMfit.l.
alit-i on Suii'tny afteiuooil 'I be aitrtit
I,nn «« a u-iitinii «.|.i'al't»r. \ti.^
Meitlil it'ti Hie di<<ci|»l>iou Upon "U'l»>
u-•,111■ • li hIhhiI'I lie Soi.'iali-.|-,' in half
hour iiaiier, ihnt was ticcnitled lhemo»t
tlatteiiiii* aiteiition i>v not i.-trgt* a»nM
(Mice pit-eol
I- ihi:  i .'•'.'
(lid   M/Uiid
.y "A H.*dn
with tears Ihj ~—
bin.  that   bliiTi.iii.. l'.lit'.r..( Tin \.v.uiv
ni«IM     %    MltlTIICIlM
There ia no general rule lor fixing th-gj
l»rcentage for depreciation of machln*
fiame wn* AOhiu, me use oi in
Vint ion wa* tinfh*r«tood.
j Sandon Pay streak Inttl to *.»y abaita
! few Hieinber» of thc Strathcona  Hor*.* ft. *
Eighth Year
ThbLkdgk is two dollars r year in advance. When not so paid it is 82.5(1 to parties worthy ol credit, l.etjal aih-ertishi« 10 cenls a
noiipariel line lirst insertion, and 5 cents a line each subsequent insertion. Readiin.' notices .ft cents a line, nnd commercial ndvertisiiii-:
graded in prices Hccordiii**: to circumstances.
FELLOW PILGBIMS: TlIK LKDOK 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 (he trail
blnzeras well as the bay-windowed and chamiiaKne-fliivored capitalist. It aims to be ou the right side of everything and believes that hell
should be administered to the wicked in larpe doses. It has stood the test of time, and an ever-increasing pnystreak is proof that it is
better to tell the truth, even if the heavens do occasionally hit our smokestack. A chute of job work is worked occasionally for the beneht
of humanity and the iinancipr. Come in and see us. but do not pat the bull dog on the cranium, or chase the black eow from our water
barrel: one is savage and the other a victim of thirst. One of the noblest works of creation is the man who always pays the printer,- he is
sure of a bunk in paradise, with thornless roses for n pillow by night, and nothing but -fold 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.
A grain of musk will  perfume a
room for 20 years.
Tbe fire fiend is having his annual
lunch of Slocan forests.
have remained
the worry.
honest and saved
erativo thing- it would be if they would
form themselves  into  a  company   to
catch hoppers   and sell them   for fish
Why don't, the C. P. R. pay the bait.   The company will be known as
trackmen what they demand and tlie "Grasshopper Trust," with a capita!
tack tlie extra expense upon the|stoek of ,lhree **** boxes' ,a kl,ocker
„    .,,,.„„    .,,, . . , , or squaeher, and 1,000,000 short pants
freight bills?   This   might   cause of breath>   There-will be no preferred
some grumbling, but it will keep
the trains from always being late,
and retain much travel that now
goes through the States.
Manitoba is strictly in clover
with its wheat crop this year.
Isn't it about time for Clute and
his $40 a day salary to strike Rossland?	
Living on two meals a day is
conducive to enlargement of tlie
If a country would be prosperous
it must have honest and capable
smelter point is gradulally being
discovered by capitalists.
Eight years ago to-morrow the
first Kaslo Claim died. Copies of
the last edition are worth $10.
In Sicily snow sells for one cent
a pound. Here is an opening for
one of our leading Slocan products.
There are more prudish and
bigoted people in Canada according
to its population than in any other
pint of Ihe world.
'Lowery'h Claim for August will
appear in, a day or two. People
who are thin in the tipper stope
should not read it.
It is reported that when the
Duke of York goes through Canada.
T. G. Shaughnessy, ofthe C.P.R,,
will receive the honor of Knighthood. Great as this honor is he
would receive a greater one by digging up a little more pay per day
for the toiling trackmen of the
great railroad over which he holds
the flag.
The cent belt is in Eastern Canada, but the half-cent belt is in
Virginia. A gentleman while on
a visit to that state attended store
one day for a friend. During the
day he made seven sales, the total
proceeds of which were five ^ents.
Most of the business vyas done by
the inhabitants trading an egg for
something they wanted.
Catching grasshoppers is a summer industry in New Denver. A
gang of boys sell them to fishermen
for 10 cents a dozen. They have
requested us to take orders for them
but we are inclined to think that
our bulldog would eat up all such
fresli bait, as he cannot reach the
ordinary bait kept in the oflice.and
delinquents have ceased to get
within his reach.
There is not a single independent
daily paper in Kootenay. Shaded
opinions are of little value when
read by an intellectual people.
Ernest Mansfield talks of building ii marble building in Xelson.
It is to be hoped that the project
will not receive the marble heart.
Canada has done much for the
C.P.R., and the Dominion Government should me. that the commerce
ix not injured by prolonged strikes
upon its system.
N«ir .Yew Marquette, in Wis-
cousin, au old man hat* lived for
many years hi a tree. Thin may
be the "man up a tree" about whom
we hear m much these dayK.
Poker |MU*tien should he conducted li-eliiud locked doors, The holdup man is ahi-oud in the land and
his visit* are more fatol than t.lm«e
of the police in the «ant.
The h-mhIk Mvstcin is much in
vogue in Jiritish Columbia. It is
damnable to the heHt interests of
thn rt*(tn1n    Irtit tutr>»*i»>♦■ '<-» fittM-nllivl
.      . ' ......
•while*   thibdH*!   U'j.'Hjit*')'"   are  hi
A lioness escaped from a circus
at Chartres the other day and wandered through the country. An
old lady thought she was a dog,
patted her on the head and the
lioness followed the lady to her
homo. When tho real character of
the animal became known the
neighbors made such an outcry
that the lioness lied the scene and
was glad to again bo taken into
captivity. This incident goes to
prove that the lion family are not
quite so red in the mouth as they
have been painted.
events just passFns
—.-m-m-_-,_» _^
New Donvor has an infant indtnttry
that needs miriilng, It wax organised
last week with three nf onr promising;
young* mon hh tllrodoiH. I'ttpera of incorporation have not yet been drawn
up, nor will the local legislature be Hp*
pealed to for a -special Act of Incorpor
ation. Rut thai tlm hiiMineim will
flourlab by hops and ImtiitilM—pHi'tiftt-
larly liopn—Ih hnhiii-ciI,  if thrift and
| courage will make it. Tlie young' men
eii-j-ag-cd in the undertaking- are of the
j juvenile cIhki, but they hav(t hii eye to
hunliuMH that will be rerotfiiixed atone-**,
And Hiich recognition cannot help
bringing them nuclei*.   N«w Denver,
In .kMIHa.. t* I■..-..... .<
'   '"f,    ....       .M./.tft      t  i,* ,9'IH',
•tpnf nn »«nrth (ov *\v\>n\r \wnw\y, ku-j|A>
been recognized an a Mecca "for linher*
men—not ho murh from the "(Utlie*1"
stock issued, and as no capital is necessary for development purposes, the undertaking- is sure to pay from the grass
roots. The directors show good sense in
that they believe in advertising1. I'he
trio, barefooted and dust-begrimmed,
rushed into this office shortly after they
had organized and asked us to "please
put it in th' paper that we fellers is
goin' to ketch grasshoppers. Pell 'em
that any mans what's groin' h'shin' we'll
ketch grasshoppers fur'em." For further particulars see Harley Williams,
Billy Nesbitt and Georgia Sproat. They
guarantee their stock to be "ketched
th' same day what we sell 'em."
As was intimated some days ago, the
president of the Amalgamated Steel
Workers' Association has called out all
men employed in the works operated
by the steel trust, and something like
100,000 men have quit work, with the
probability of this number being increased to 1*25,000 shortly, Thus are
we-beginning-to ~see-the~eftect-8-of-t he-
combining of force The steel combine
is the most powerful organization of
capital in America, if not the world.
To oppose its encroachments, which
were threatened from the time of irs
formation, the steel workers have been
preparing for months past, and the,
amalgamated association is the most
powerful of American labor organizations. With two such forces pitted
against each ether the world will see a
battle royal. The question of differences is of little importance. It is more
a matter of principle. The sympathies
of 99 per cent, of the population ofthe
I'nited States will be with the workmen, but capital and the judiciary will
tie to the trust magnates. In view of
past labor disturbances in that country
it is dillicult to foretell the outcome It
would not bo surprising to see this lead
to the greatest trouble between labor
und capital that the world lias known
Everything' is done those days on a
large scale, and in this particular instance tlio outlook for big things Is very
bright. The judicial arm of the gov*
eminent, and, this failing, the military,
will be brought into play, but as this is
a cane of lite and death with the Ainnl
gamated association, if not unionism in
general, neither the judicial uortlio military brandies of tho government
will dare to ko too far. The Indus*
trial masses are lu no condition of mind
to be long Imposed upon, and if in this
instance capita! shown its arrogant disregard for justice mul tr/iiuples rough
shod over the rights of the union, there
is sure to be serious bloodshed. Mighty
ns the steel trust is, it is not strong
enough to crush out unionism: neither
will the judicial and military arms of
the government succeed In doing- no.
Much talk has been indulged In as to
the possibility nf"Hob"(}reen accepting
the portfolio of Minister of Mines in the
DiinMiiiuir cabinet, thus forcing; another
election In thin constituency. Mr,
Green undoubtedly haft many weaknesses and his hankering after a cabinet
poidtiou is not the least nf them. Hut
Mr, Green has fllsoa fine eye to politic*,
and it I* not likely that he will commit
political suicide in thl* way.    If he
is foolish enough to force a contest upon
us, he will meet with certain defeat.
His portfolio would not savehim. Any
one endorsed or partially endorsed by
the union would beat him hands down.
The forces that opposed him last election are solidly against him now. In
addition to this there is a feeling of dissatisfaction in union ranks, and a new
man is demanded. Then there is the
general lack of confidence in the Dutis-
muir government tliat would have lo
be overcome. This would be impossible
even if Mr Green had not an enemy.in
the riding. As au independent, candidate Mr.. Green might stand an even
chance of re-election, but as n condidate.
of the Dtinsiiuiii* government, with all
parties centered upon one man in opposition to hint, he would not stand the
shadow of a chance. This should he
apparent to Mr. Green. He will see it,
and, much as he would like a cabinet
position, will forego that pleasure rather
than accept certain political (tenth Mr.
Green has nursed tho union vote very
successfully, but lie is not diplomat
enough to harmonize the slippery policy
of the Diinsniuir party with the straight-
cut policy demanded by the union;
nor can he offer the party that opposed
'him before one'good reaso.i why he or
tlie government he has adopted should
be endorsed now.
Lord Kitchener has issued another
ultimatum to scare the Dutch into submission and make them stop fighting.
He warns them that if they do not
walk up like good folks and surrender
before the lOtli day of September, they
wil! be exiled from home and the cost
of keeping the women and children of
the Burghers who continue lighting will
be taxed up against their property.
General Kitchener's policy may have
the desired effect, but it sounds like tlie
Frenchman's perscription for getting
rid of fleas. "Yo' catches ze fiea," said
he, "und teekles she under ze rib ,
und when she. laugh yo' drops a leetle
powder down lies t'roat. He get seek,
und go wav."
English laborers, taken tlie country
iver, average about $4 8i> a week, from
which they are expected to board and
clothe themselves and their families.
Crowning Beauty
1* it beitnlifiil head of hair, lint
tills cniinot be had when the
■ •'. hHleo-J'ulUuf-iUiidriifl'- We
*'-eeiall.y it'coinmeiiri   .   .   .   .
Hair Torig
'I'n Hie fair nt'x a* the very hest
|H't'|iiirntioii fur tlm hair now mi
tin? markt't	
It Is iv I ra "hi ui; mul invltfor-
* nthii* in tlit* **t'iil|i. and when
used nct'iti'illiiir tu illrctiliini* i*
VHry Hiict'i'iwliil In - r-iniovliiif
ilitnilriill' mul reslurliiir hintr-i
and viuror lo tin- hair. tlni« prevent llH.' |il't'iil:iuir<i liilllllltiHt
anil ilif hiiir tiirtifntr ■'ivy, A
trial liulllt' will eoiivin'r.i' vuiluf
lis merit*.    S'i|i' an'tiil.'   ,,  .   ,
NelSOn'S Drug & Book Store
Ni'W Denver, It, <;,
Nelson Saw and
Planing Mills, Ltd.
Store Fronts
Show Cases
Store & Bar Fixtures
Fancy Glass
Charles Hillyer, Manager
Just placed in Stock
a Car Load of
Fresh Teas, Coffees, and Spices;
Canned*'Goods, Cured Meals, etc.
Everything for the table. We are
handling the best brands in Canned
Goods—canned fruits, vegetables
and meats—and pride ourselves on
being able to satisfy the most fastidious, We recognize that the
table supplies for a mining camp
must be the best if we are to hold
our large trade, and, realizing this,
we aim to get the best in these lines.
Please bring back D ^., «*. ^ o
our ea-ff racks. DOUme BrOS.',
iS'The "Hauler'' Hcer has liccomi' the favorite Beer in the Coast Cities.    It Ims met in gucee*.-<iii
•*«iiipetltion the famous Milwaukee Been-.
Our Special Canadian Rye is the most palatable whiskey in the market.
»Ve have it in bulk and is cases, 5's and 6's. We are agents for the Brans*
wick-Balke-Collender Co. Billiard and Pool Tables and supplies of all kinds
Write us for prices and terms.
have added
to their stock,, consisting* of Iron Beds, Rattan Goods,
Upholstered Goods, Tables, Chairs, Desks, Mattresses
Bed Room Sets, Sideboards, Wardrobes, Ladies'
Dressiner Tables, China Closets,  Kitchen Cupboards.
(tnlil. Silver-Lead and Cupper MIiioh wanted at the EXCHANGE.
KHKE MlLLlNli OOLD properties wanted at, ont-e for Eastern Investors.
Parties liitvlni.'inhiim* property fur mile are ift|tie«ted to wild sample*- of their ore to
the ExehiiiiKe for exhibition.
.\ll Humpies should he nent hy Kxprm-n, prepaid.   Correspondence sollelted.
Address all i-oniimiuleutlniiH lo— AXDllliW   v.   HOSKNllKKOKK
Telephone No. KM.   P. O, l.io„ Ton," Nelson, 1|, (!.
The Newmarket Hotel,
litis one of tlm most beautiful locations in America, and the public are
assured of pleasant accommodations.
HKNHV STKGKL -    " •       .  ~.       '-
Job Printing
Thut uHMtiyfl high in artistic morit, quickly
done nf New Denver h printing emporium—
Ad dress
Him*** th«* doAtli of Queen Victoria j 'but *re muds *h frnni the ••bite*-'' tlmt
thc chMiKinj! of flic priiitiiiK <»n I *r" ,m(l (um ,iH|* Mm* ,in' wh,,,,w f""'
nnd  linen.      Hncojfnixing   thin these
We    i
th«> Queen" to • <J<xl S»vh the
King" b*H com! t2,oo<>,<>o<L Monarchy in not netting any -'liwipcr.
ymtng men ol thrift mul liAri-lcgnM/eil
upon a bright {(tea, Tliity had ofluii
witn.Miut inch (litfiiit.rlew «■ Matfintmle
KmIkUII and Henry Htogo ihaaing th«
''-.(tiUt-_-.il)'  ilcvali'* grH»ftliitjipi-T alumt
.fa/>k   Wfuton*   ntolc    f::no,000
worth of gold liam fwitii the Seihy|-h« <"«Mrtm*in« with a (.aim branch
m**H«- iir^r Hrtoo, thmiri them I p?n'iu _"" h»nrt *'"1 * "^ '^ , ,h'*
.    .. .    ,  .. ' other, while the periplrallnti dripped
in the mud «f Um». iiwaii. got ar- down lWr iWr| JrQm%mUu yo„,hf„i
retted and  ronfewted.    He almulil I empathy they Ihoughe n-har n remote
Brown Bros.,
The Jeweler*. Nelson.
MC   ff^   ^KH   \\   P*        ffy*^ AlAT    <—*.    *<"9, Am   *»    jm..     ^m.    li
/i^-ctiiiiii^ <u»m iva-ymjiirc-tiL
KtiitblUhod IM17.
Capital (all paid up) $l_,UUU,Uuu.uO
Heaervedlund : ; 7,000^000,00
Undivided nmHle   :   : 'MO.mnu
Nt. Nov. I^mn Stiuthoona a.ul Mount Hovai„ O.C.M.O. President.
Hon. ti, a. DrtOMMOND, Vice President,
R a Ciauhton, General Manager,
Branches in all juirta ol Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and
the united State*
New Denver branch
LE B. DE VEBER, Manager Eighth Year.
THE LEDttE, NEW DJflNVEH, J_. U., AUGUST 15  1901.
Che €vils from Combines
Vienna, July 4.—Dr. Max Nordau
contributes an elaborate article to
the Freie Presse on multimillionaires and trusts. The author "of
"Degeneration" arraigns especially
J, Pierpont Morgan and the chiefs
of the steel trust and points out the
great peril which threatens the industries" of Aiherica and of the
entire world by the formation of!
big combines. Dr. Nordau lays
great stress on the new feudalism
which trusts establish, claiming
that a new slavery,worse than that
of ancient days, is bound to be the
result,    lie says in part:
■•The first effect of a trust which
subjects an entire sphere of industry
is to create a new slavery, as was
the case in the early epochs of history when a country was conquered
by a foreign people. Let us take,
for instance, the recently founded
\ steel trust. Some 500,000 American workingmen are delivered body
and soul to its mercy. What will
a moulder, founder or smith do in
the future when he has the misfortune to incur the displeasure of his
foreman or any of the officials of
the trust? He is ousted and he
can lind no other place, for all employment of this kind is in the
hands of oiie and the same organization. Only two things are left
for him to do. He must learn another trade, hoping not to die of
starvation during his apprenticeship, or he must leave the United
States to find work in a land not
yet conquered by a steel trust.
• -This anarchic phase of economic
life does not last forever. There
comes a crisis when production far
exceeds consumption. Then follows the phase of organization.
The shibboleth henceforth is no
longer -away there, make place for
me.'  but  'let us try to reach an
 agreements' In_the„place_of eom-
petition comes the division of the
*.. earth. Production is regulated.
Every producer is allotted a definite quantity and a certain market,
over which he is allowed to reign.
Pricen are established without reference to the consumers. There is
no more quarreling over patronage;
f it is simply divided.
'-The victim of (his method is,
of course, none other than the consumer. Nevertheless, it affects the
producer  detrimentally.    It   eon-
his advice concerning the disposal
Qf ^lot. only the ivory but of a great
number of gigantic skeletons which
are located in the same place and
which would be of incalculable
value to the museums of the country. Mr. McQuillan's story of his
find is of remarkable interest.
"I have mined in all parts of the
western hemisphere," said he the
other day,  as he lounged in the
lobby of the Albany Hotel.  • 'Thirty
years ago I washed the sands of
the Tipuani river, in   Bolivia,   for
gold, and I was among the first to
penetrate to  California.    A  companion and I cleaned   up  SIo,000
there before the great rush began
and   before  lode mining  was attempted.    I was one of  the early
birds in the Alaska gold   fields.
While prospecting about 200 miles
west of what is now known  as the
Klondike I fell in with  a tribe of
Indians which  was greatly   scattered.    I observed that all the redskins had great quantities of ivory.
Their rings, earrings,  knives and
little goods were all made of the
material.   Their totem poles were
also of ivory.    One in   particular
which I "noticed was the tribal pole
and stood 25 feet high.    The ivory
in it was of remarkable quality.    I
was told that it had been in the
tribe for many years, in fact longer
than  the oldest tribesman   could
remember.    It   was covered with
strange hieroglyphics.    I endeavored to ascertain where they secured
the ivory, but they refused to divulge the secret.    After a time I
lost track of the Indians and thought
no more of the matter.    Last fall I
was in the Klondike.   I determined
to return to this country overland
and do some prospecting on the
way.    The task was more than I
had anticipated,  and after I had
found that my provisions were almost, exhausted and my physical
strength   was   ebbing away.     At
this   critical   period   I   stumbled
across my old friends the Indians
with the ivory.    They had established a winter (.'amp and received
me kindly.    1 had a well developed
case of inflammatory rheumatism
and would undoubtedly have perished had it not been for their ministrations.
'•The head chief of the camp was
lines his freedom of movement. It | Teziintand,which means ivory man.
oppresses his individual ntnbition j He was a good friend of mine, and
and renders him indolent, because j in response to my tnquiries told
luck of rivalry make improvements,, me that his men were in the habit
innovation, extensions of industry j of journeying to a distant point
once a year where there was a great
came to the determination that we
were on the scene of a titanic conflict between the monsters known
as arctic mastodons. Some had
undoubtedly died while battling for
the supremacy of the herd, while
is rented. Everything standing in
their name has a lien or a mortgage
or a condition of some kind attached. Their income is used as a
mere modus vivendi by which they
(gain time from their more impor
the majority had probably pene-jtunate creditors; as a man pursued
trated into the gulch and perished j by wolves throws away his clothes
in some way which it would be j piecemeal and gains a dozen yards
difficult to account for. It was! while the brutes sniff at the gar-
hard to determine the exact extent | men ts or as that shrewd sprinter in
of the deposit, but I do not believe j the myth won the race by dropping
that anything like it exists else-j golden balls which his competitor
where in the world. My Indian j delayed to pick up.
friends took a small amount, ap-j These shabby genteel people, who
parently not appreciating its com-1 have their days at home and keep
mereial value and wants. I loaded j long'visiting lists including names
up 1000 pounds and succeeded in j of the smart and wealthy,go absurd
bringing it to this country and dis-i lengths to maintain this finery,
posed of it on the coast. The dinners en  fainille are  very
"I am now on my way to Wash- lean and plain.    Many times over
ington to organize a party to return  their scrawny leg of mutton  does
to Alaska and thoroughly develop
the field. The skeletons alone will
be of great value. I brought home
some of the teeth I took from the
skeletons and several tufts of reddish hair, and I have been assured
that they came from animals of the
glacial period. I am confident that
I will not experience any difficulty
in locating the deposit, and as it is
about 200 miles from the seacoast
it should be possible to bring the
ivory   to  salt water and ship it
thence to the United States.'' . 	
Mr. McQuillan visited the assay j In order to be right on the ques-
office of G. E. Alexander, at 1730 j tion of religious liberty you must
Champa, and examined some of the j maintain the right of others to be-
boues on exhibit there and  pro- j lieve what is wrong.
the shabby genteel family sigh for
a coarse, plebian, plentiful dish of
corned beef and cabbage. No one
knows how much secret sewing is
done by..,the women when they cannot get seamstresses to trust them.
Circumstances make it necessary
for the family often to change its
residence. The daughters wash
the windows late at night lest the
neighbors know they have to help
in the housework.
and conquest of new markets unnecessary. There are also personal
advantages for him. Over production is a thing of the piiHt. Tin
periodical crises are abolished. Tin
lottery of speculation is rendered \ dog sleds,
impossible.      The    manufacturer! tressingly
mine of ivory. Me promised that
with the opening of spring he would
permit me to accompany him to the
mine. We started in February on
Our progress was dis-
slow.     Our   route   lay
loses the prospect of sudden enrich-1 over a desolate country barren of
ment, but has escaped the dangers; vegetation. The cold was intense,
of a dire change in the market,   lie I The Indians did not seem to mind
nounced them very similar to those
he had found. Mr. Alexander
secured his collection while visiting
in Alaska. The arctic elephant or
mammoth ranged over the northern
continent during the glaqial period
and was about three times as large
as the modern elephant. It had
long curving tusks and soft red fur.
The commercial demand for ivory
has been supplied to a great extent
from Alaska,and it is probable that
Mr. McQuillan has discovered a
"nTTO-FthTeruSua1 iyTPjpnScpMtA^
Denver News.
Four things belong to a judge:
to hear courteously, to answer
wisely, to consider soberly, and to
decide impartially.—Socrates.
Remember this: that there is a
proper dignity and proportion to be
observed in the performance of
every act of life.—Marcus Aurelius.
He who exchanges truth and independence for so-called unity and
harmony bas made a very poor
bargain.—Sentinel of Liberty.
--?V~lawns-argun'whiclnri ritmisses"
a pigeon, always kills a crow—if it
j does not strike the guilty,  it hits
someone else. As every crime creates a law, so in turn every law
creates a crime; hence we go on
multiplying sins and evils, faults
and blunders, till society becomes
the organized disorder for picking j aulay.
pockets.—Pulwer Lytton.
There may be, for aught I know,
upon the shore of tlie eternal vast,
some being whose very thought is
the constellation of those numberless stars. J do not know, but if
there be, he has never written a
Bible; he has never been in favor
of slavery; he has never advocated
polygamy, and lie has never told
the murderer to sheathe his dagger
in the dimpled breast of a babe.—
K. ti. Ingersoll.
The author of a great reformation is almost always unpopular in
his own age. He generally passes
his life in disquiet and danger. It
is therefore for the interest of the
human race that the memory of
such men should be held in reverence, and that they should be supported against the scorn and hatred
of their contemporaries' by the hope
of leaving a great and imperishable
name. To go on the forlorn hope
of truth is a service of peril. Who
will undertake it. if it be not also
a service of   honor?    It  is  easy
enough, after the ramparts are carried, to find men to plant the flag
on the highest tower. The difficulty is to find men who are ready
to go first into the breach.—Mac-
KY OKK PliOl'ERTY, North Fork Car-
Crown Grunts _obtained-.
and ALTURUs—Crown Grunts obtained-.    An-
i»l.v. W. -I. .M'-.MILLAX & CO., Vancouver, B.C.
1.    tuivs  IVnin,
H. C, iiwnufac-
, AwniiiK.t, Hoih' mid Wniron
Covers, and till kinds .if Cumin, (ioods.
XKLStiX, 11. 0,       Cor. W'AHO i- HAKKH Sta.
DR. MrLLOY/rT_>m
Hits had V, year* cxiierienct' in dental work, and
makes it sjicciuity of Gold Uridyl- Work. Most
compled' (lentil ii'lleu in B 0.
makes a specialty of mixed
drinks, nnd affords	
A Weary and
Thirsty Public
a .4-liour-diiy opportunity of
driiiklii).' tlie most delicious
beverages produced liy art and
ji-ood liquors The cigars can he
smoked when not u lireesst! is
stirring, ami add pleasure to the
life of any lovciof tfood tobacco
Reisterer & Vaughan
1    1UM.   The most eoni'ilete II P 1 I  Til
on the Continent of North Ameri- II LA L I II
<-.-i. .Situated midst scenery un- nrAn n*r
rivalled for Grandeur. Homing, II L 0 U If I
KNilii*-- and Excursions Resident Physician
mul Nurse. Tt'let-rnphic communication with all
parts of the world; two mails arrive aud depart
every day. Its bailies cure all nervous and
muscular diseases; its waters heal all Kidney,
Liver and .Stomach Ailments. Terms: *1A to i?18
per week, accftrdlmr to residence in hotel or
villas. The price of a round-trip ticket between
N'ew Denver ami Halcyon, obtainable all the
year round and good for"*) days, is >3.S5. Halcyon Springs. Arrow Lake. II. C.
*     1*1  HKVLAND, Engiiieor and Provincial
A,   Land Surveyor.   Sandon.
\tf    F.  TKETZEL A CO.,   Xelson,   B.C.,
M  •   Dealers in all Dingtt and Assayers' Sup
rK.   CAMERON,  Sandon.  Manufactures
,   Clothing t-unrdc
from all classes.
and solicits patronage
A certain butcher, who keeps a
shop in a fashionable neighborhood,
complains that most of his t)ad
debtors live in very fine houses.
Nearly all tradesmen report the
same experience. The poorer, or
at least the plainer, people pay
much more promptly than the so-
called better classes. They do not
buy so much as the more genteel,
but what, they get they pay for,and ;
that is a point in their favor.
There are a great many shabby
genteel people who arc constrained
by false pride to live beyond  their
means.    They would be deeply insulted if any one hinted that they
were neither honest nor respectable    They occupy rented houses j
too dear for tlieir income and are j
always in arrears with the landlord, j
They wear clothes loo rich for their!
iiiisc,  and  the milliner and  tlu
The finest 17-Jewebd
watch in the maiket at
the price 	
The Hamilton 17-Jeweled movement
in Nickle case, is the best and most
beautiful watch in the market at a
very low figure.
1 have Hamilton movements fully
Kvcry watch guaranteed. Send for
a $13 watch, mailed upon receipt of
G.  W.  (JimtMKTT, (•r„,l„„.c optlcim,
n ud
SANDON. 11. C.
Whose ^
nace •
"Wl-olesale   Merohants.
ri'URNKK. BEETON * CO., Wholesale
1 Merchants and Importers; Liquors. Ckrar"
anrDry Goods. Nd,.,,,, Vancouver. Victor"
and London. Eng a
OHN   CHOLIHTCH    A    CO.,     Nelson
MerchaTsrt*rS' Who,,wal*' -3«*ers and Provision
is really   nothing  more than an
oflleial of tlw; trust with a stipulat-
it.  but  J   suffered   greatly.    We
finally reached the coast  range of
drcssmakei and the tailor join tlu»lGKM CII0P HOU8K, KASLO,
Fresh Fish all the time, ___.M*g
ed income.   The principal  profits, j mountains, aud as  we penetrated
however, don't fall into the hands!into the hills our difliculties in-
of  the individual  producers,  butlereHHed.   One morning 'IV/.uiiiiiml
into those of the heads of the trust, announced that we were near the
a few exalted multimillionaire*.       mine and that  I  must  submit  to
"Now, let, us conceive the entire being blindfolded as he did not de-l
organization of the trust no longer sire that I should he able to reveal'
ruled by a few multimillionaires, the location of the precious deposit j
but   its  profits   equally    divided! to my paleface friends.    I complied j
•"•KJiioitg its hundreds of thousands and we journeyed on.    Along in j
of worklngmeii.   and   we have a (|H. Bftern«K.n tiie sled stopped and |
the bandage wtw removed from my.
butcher aud the grocer in the dun
ning chorus.    They buy furniture |
ou the installment plan and lose il
because they do not keep up  pnv-
ments.   The piano in their parlor
Poultry most the time. 25   ■*■'■
iM»li/Jitioii of the dream of scientific
\\Y were in  a  dt*t*|» gulch,
overhanging   walls   covered
with snow and ice.    Without low*
of time the Indians lx»gan elm ring
away a huge pile of brushwood and
.lolni F, McQuillan, an old-time
Colorado inining man, who haw made
and lost several fortunes in the prin- ^ ^^ n|W ]m] ^"^j
«»j*»i tamp, oi iue n„h-. tt, ... un- „m hrHt of th,. jvwv    Th|, Wmh
exty  on  Iuh «»>   ui   ^^'"»H««»» >,orved to till a huge pit which miint
where ho expend to consult with |uiw hf0n m fw( ,,        ,<|u fm
ThimiM Wilson  regarding a most I||1|J( ftn(* ;>0 f(Mt| w,(h,     |n ||w|w|.
remarkable   discovery   which Mr. Um „„,, fnnn thl. „.f,„, „m,t ,.,„.,..
.Mc^iiiJJnii hue wmle in .U-i.-k.-i.
I To went to the far north in xeftrcli
of gold,hut instead stu in bled across
a deposit of ivory which he <on-
sidem of «|U»I value to any placer
in the Klondike region.
Thomas  Wil«on i* one of   the
ing tusk* of ivory protruded. They
were from 15 to '2H teet long and so!
heavy that two men were W»(|uired
to lift one. They were attached to
huge skeleton*, but wew easily
broken  away.     Occasionally   we
|       ' '    ."" "       , would liml a IiikW which   had kw-en
? «,»lhm,K.log„*l   ««|*rti. employed driven im« the nkeleton of another
by ,be goveniment and »» ivgai.h, ^^ fw ^ ^ ^
as one of the leading wieiitists of |MTH,
the world.    Mr. M«<liiillan <k-*«i*«     •♦ I mini*- a <***• cxamirwtiifli ami! New D«nvtr. B. C
signal liOWRKY's Claim
to come your way by
Meiuliiifr Hm» editor u dol*
lur. It ftii'ifiHliei. a powder that leaven no mif-wed
\\o\m,  and    cannot  lw
'V.t.'cu lui Hluiiitsiliin ihv
iwk of superstition and
ignorance tliat ••.over* ho
much of the bright metal of freedom on fhi.s
earth. Dijr, while the
thoti^ift i»f pni'chii-M* is
warminy," your upper
R. T. Lowery
Staple and Fancy
Agent for
J. E. Angrignon
The Leading
w,..,. • t**
oiiCK  »i(>Ck,    liellevu*'  Ave.,   Sew\
Denver, H. U.
To John El.uincil.or totiuy jwritoii or iktsous
to wlioni he may Imvc ir«ii»ft'i'inl liiHinioa-at
In the •'Vernon" Miiitml Claim, out: of the
••Xmi-iarcH" jfroiiit. situate near Bear Lake,
In the Sloc-aii Mliilni" Division of West
Kootenay Dlstrlt't:
VOU iiro hereby notllietl tlmt wc Imve i;X|ieiiiti-(l
1 >li>i.H;'i In laluir and Imitrovemeiitii on iu-
count of your intercut In llie Vernon Mineral
Cluini. The above mentioned MiVl.d'i is your
priiiwrtion of the expense uecegsary in oi-tierio
hold the snld elHlm under tha provisions ofthe
Mineritl Act, and if wlllil.i ninety ilavn from the
date of thl« notice, you fall or reluws to cnntrilmli-
the above iileiitloited Hum. which is now due,
ItWtlier wilh all fOHt.i of advert Hint.', your in
teii'Sl in llie saiil t-laiin will Itt't'onit! the |tni|H'i'iy
ol' theHuhu'rlliL-rs, under Sectlmi < of tlie "Mlu
t!i-al Aft Aint'iidiiieitt Act 1!«»»,"
Diiieiliit XelKou, li  C, this 1Mb davof.lulv.
.1, li. McLKAN.
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ll limy e iiici'i'ii: |
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I niie liuiiilreil u, tl lw.. duUnr* and lilts ciiiti-!
in lub ii' anil iin|.iiiMUit'iiltiii|iiiii llie .M- tl ii,< ml ii |
till I'litllll -itiliitnl ill-ill' Saiiiluii, ill Iln-Slurai
Mlnlnif Ui\ ii*l"H. ippiiI rceiiiii'il in tin-iillice nl tin p
Minlnw Heeiivilir 'nr llie *nlii ,ll\ i«inii, helot* the ,
Hiii'iimt ri'i|llireil In hull! mtlil tluiin iiial'-i' Ihe'
|,i'iiu«liyii*nf tlie Mliitutl At-i I'll lie- yeiii-i'iiillnir \
\    Vlllll.P I   ISlll, l!.k. i
And it within nlmh dn,\» lnnn tbt dale "I till* |
liii||i-f v 'i f.i'l "l" irfn-e In i'.ii nliiile tmir |tln-|
linril'iii .•:   "iieli  i-x|i. inlitiliv   (..t't'iliii' with   .11
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lllnli'l   -till ill 4 in ;ili   111 I.,    illlellll   llie   Mihil.ll
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im.m himiii. ti..\ru.i., si.ai 11,hi
Kt'Hill mul Nfl.M'»ltlll. l-'rMi-llon
Mill.Ml I  I.I'll*. '
1-y    I..  CHKISTIK, L. L. B., Barrister, So-
\   llcitor.   Xotary Public.    .Sandon, B. C,
Every Krlday at. Silverty.t.
. ..Sollcf	
B., liHrrlster,
_ _ Solicitor, Notrtrv I'uhiie. Snndoii, B. C.
Dinuvi. office nt, Mt y. i*n!iivt-r every Naturday
1    in hpudquinterx for Mlnliip and Oinimerrfi.1
.t W.»l
'limit i-
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I.AKK liolli:. \U. RAM.
or S(M i LINK
•i viii  Si   I'huI or l'liii!i-.ii
IAN AMKI.'H'AN   KX< (IIS|(»NS  to
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M'li'ST f—•-'(•
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in Tiiroiitii: AiTiiuln'jifl tn N'micdiivci*
K i Mn. 'ul.li*, ■'.'.- Mini hill .iii tn.-illuii call
i.li -il aililref* tfie liri'lt'"! lu'al aut-lit.
(.. II «'AKKKT'i, Ut',il New Oenv^r.
I-:   l,t'ovli>,l.(i, I'  4«l.. V.iiii'i.uvif,
.l.-.l*itiSti,ii.1* A..Xcl~.n. H. tJ
l'i. ,.pp<! Ci-<„ Kiii-.j <. p.   ,- i'.*»  »M C_ia«;J4t'
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New thsnver, B.C.
St. James
^.itreili in the cIiy-nMiiiuroibl*» nioiiM-.|far r^»4««r «nMhthw«
Ltim^ .-.iel i tKAn-tU-m mrrie* tUnmeI ..nt
Job Printing ix nn art.
It 18 fO'lltV   U\W   Of till'
rnos! H(ivnnniMi of artx.
and trri'Htor »»ftiftrf« »vo
^to'm^r miidc i«» reach
in^rfwlioii ulian -cvfi'i'
twUnv in tin-  liiMnry
»»f »»rint»*»«r     Kvio-v im
K .: 9
tmUitv liiiMiiti-^N man
ifMNiyriiixcrs flu* itit|xii r-
aiHTof having his sta-
tioiHTy   w«H jirinr»*d.
TlUI ('..tit l" u..i»!,'#i*t»f ll*.»v *tm l- tm -111*4*
»lifI lfl*t lu(»l».* ..ill*** »»'• *»»- *•«*
^^^^St THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, .B. 0.. AUGUST 15, 1901.
Eighth Yeab
Robert Gordon Butler, in the, June
Home Magazine, makes some startling
disclosures on the cost of war, "What
have the wars ofthe warlike nineteenth
century cost?" asks he, and then makes
answer: "Only an estimate can be
made, and even in making that certain
narrow limits of work must be marked
out For example, the indirect cost of
only a few wars can be found; therefore
the indirect cost must be left out of consideration . Again, the cost of the army
and navy of a country in peace must
not be included in the cost of war.
With these as rules, some sort of estimate may be made of the expenditure
on warfare during the last century.
Principal wars of the century and their
Napoleonic wars $9,289,000,000
Turco-Russian war (1826). 100,000,000
Algerian war...:  190,000,000
Civil wars, Spain Portugal 250,000,000
Canadian rebellion  11,000.000
Seminole war  27,000,000
Mexican war :.. 57,000,000
Revolution'v wars, Europe 50,000,000
Chinese wars  44,000,000
Kaffir war  10,000,000
Crimean war  1.520,000,000
tor or..   A Soo.l many  minor. ^"^SZ^i^SSSA \ J®,$$
Abyssinian war       43,000,000
Only a little shrivelled seed-
It might be a UAver or grass or weed;
Only a box ol earth on the edge
Of a narrow, dusty window-ledge;
Only a few scant summer showers;
Only a few clear, shining hours—
That was all.   Yet God could make   .
Out qf these, for a sick child's sake,
A blossom-wonder as fair and sweet
As ever broke at an angel's feet.
Only a life of barren pain,
Wet with sorrowful tearB for rain;
Warmed sometimes  by a  wandering
Of joy that seemed but a happy dream.
A life as common and brown and bare
As the box of earth in the window there;
Yet it bore at last the precious bloom
Of a perfect soul in a narrow room—
Pure as the snowy leaves that fold
Over the flower's'heart of gold.
An article in a recent issue of the
Spokesman-Review opens up a discussion on the bnsis of chargCB on smelting
ore in the following article:
"For some strange reason there are
many mining men who do not understand the basis on which smelters pay
*%»«•_ «■__»« OK-AM on t_»t*« fowom
Highest Honors, World's Fair
Gold Medal, Midwinter Pair
Avoid Baking Powders containing
alum.  They axe itdurious to health
promising properties expect that they
will get the assay values on a shipment,
leBs the freight and treatment charges.
In this fond hope a good many people
think they have ore that will net them
a good return, when in fact it will not
pay for being- handled. This condition
is particularly true of copper ores,
"It is not a pleasant task to undeceive
the miner who believes that he has a
■hipping grade of ore. In justice to
himself, however, he ought io know
exactly the system of smelter payments,
Then lie can figure exactly what he can
"The assayer who tests a piece of
rock calculates the value of the gold at
$20.67 an ounce, the copper at about
16J cents a pound and the silver at
about 60 cents an ounce.
"He furnishes a certificate something
like tis:
Gold, at $20.67 per ounce $ 4.13
Silver,4 ounces at 60c per ounce..
Copper, 4 per cent (or 80 pounds)
at 16Jc per pound	
Franco-Mexican war  75,000,000
Austro-Prussian war ..... 380,000,000
Brazil-Paraguayan  240.000,000
Franco-German war...... 2,500;000,000
Ashantee war  4,500,000
Central Asian wars  225,000,000
Turco-Russian war (1877). 1,210,000,000
Afghan and S. African ... 85,000,000
Soudan wars  21,000,000
Madagascan war   85,000,000
Italy-Abyssinian war.:... 115,000,000
Spanish-Americ'n-Fiiipino 1,000,000.000
Boor war  800,000,000
Soudan wa r  12,000,001)
Chinese-Japanese war .... 300,000,000
Total $19.73
"The mine owner may figure that it
■will cost him, say, f4 a ton to haul his
ore to the railroad, $1.50 for railway
freight and $6 for smelter charges.
That would make a total of $11,50. As
his assay value is $19.73 a ton, he.be-
$8.23 a ton. Possibly he has 100 tons of
his first class ore on the dump, and he
counts on getting a profit of over $800
from the smelter,
"But the smeller wuul.l not |«i,v any-
thins like $19.73 for the ore, The
smelters have an arbitrary system of
tlieir own for settling. Tho customary
practice is to deduct 5 per cent from
the gold and from the eilver values for
refining charges. They are, perhaps,
justified in this, for the iclinery -oine-
tinieH pays the Bineltor for only 95 per
cent of (lie gold at $20 an ounce and for
silver at tlie current market price
Which is now 59J cents.
"It is in paying for copper that the
smeller makes tlie biggest reduction.
An old Cornish custom is to pay for no
copper except the amount in excess of
1.8 per cent. If the ore <1oob not unsay
more than 1.8 per cent the miner geta
nothing at all for the cupper. This
custom was itarted whim smelting was
A primitive business, und a good deal of
copper was lost in uiHlteiiig. Nowaday*
metallurgy linn been improved so much
that only about .3 of 1 per cent of copper
|h lout. Nevertheless the smelters
uitnilly charge their old toll of 1.8 per
cent, In addition to thin they only pay
for nipper at about 10 L-ents a pound In-
Mend of at Id* cents, thn market price
Thin rt'iliictinn is alleged to cover the
refining charge.
"The luway value of urc carrying I
per cent iu copper in $13-20. The
mimlter, however, dednctn 13 per cent,
leaving; 2.7 per cent, or 51 pounds, for
which tt p«y« In cents n p<iiind,(irf5 40
"Tlm Hini'lte-" payment, therefore, it*
about like thl--
Until, at til) per ut., Ickb 5 p c . .4 3.80
Hilvi't, t oz. nl .V»Jc per oz., lent 'i
per ceni ,        '»•£_
Ciip-it'i, I per cent, li-**i I..I p i ,51
linmidt*, at 10c |*r pound    5 10
I'filnl ,    lll.H
• 0\\i «i( Hii» i)Hi»t enow ihe snii'iier
cliiiu'i'-, $•• |u'r tor.; wnjjon limit, $1,-mil
i»i!ii;iv (,".-iri)ifs .«! Vi iter Inn, nuiliiii-.*-'
•i *ti||*l til til ">i A«, Ihe Mueller lllllvj
pmd at the ra'*-' nt 111 H it urn, there i«i
a net iii-t nl l tt-nit per tun.
"tll'ti'ilit nf lllHl*fllg   II    profit    ill   livef'
$11X1 mi in- Nhipiiieiit, therefore, the
mine cttiifi Im* Mtften-tl n In-*, of **2
mnt tii.ii '»■" *> •>"(   iimit'ii-  sti<: *•!•*-
Some retain their brilliancy indefinitely,
others again lose their bright hues
after a short exposure to the atmosphere. The miners have coined names
for these multicolored ores, and they
are known respectively as "rosin jack,"
"gray jack," "black jack," "peacock
jack," etc., the lust, named possessing
colors with which the rainbow can vie.
The crushers or mills throughout the
district are capable of crushing and
cleaning, during a shift of ten hours,
from 50 to tOO tons of ore-bearing rock
at a cost ranging* from $10 to $14 per
ton, much depending on the richness of
the dirt and the facilities for rapid handling. There are now in the district
more than 100 mills, the greater part of
them having been erected during the
years 1899 and 1900.
Antwerp in Belgium is progressing
rapidly to the front as a consumer of
American zinc, more than 1000 tons per
week going to one firm alone in that
city. It is fully believed by all the producers and operators that this immense
foreign demand, notwithstanding the
shipping rate of about $6 per ton, will
very effectually regulate the price of
zinc ore in the United States.
Headquarters for
8 Karn ^^^^^Karn
New Raymond Oak Cabinet — $40     Wheeler & Wilson Cabinet.", a. $50
New Home, Drop Head     40     Domestic     40
AH mail orders will have our prompt and careful attention.
THK   .IEW1CT.KR,   Nelson, It. C.
Mr«. McKinley "Wan Drowned"
The hands of the clock were crawling
around to the closing hour, and the
crowd in the bar room was making up
for lost time, when a little newsboy entered, "Oixtree!    All about Mrs.  Mc-
Total $17,92*2,000,000
"There are only 8,155,678,6oo secondB
in a century—that is, $6 has been spent
on war for every second of the century.
If we take Archbishop Usher's chronology, and consider the world to be
5,904 years old, we find that the nations
have spent on war during the nineteenth
century at the rate of $6 a minute since
the creation. The most costly building
in the world is the Church of St. Pietro
in Vaticano, known to us as St Peter's,
Rome. It has cost not less than §7o,-
000,000 since its foundation stone was
laid, yet nearly Soo other churches of
equal cost could be built out of what
the world has spent on wars during the
nineteenth century.   The world spends
cation. If it spent thirty-seven times
as much, it would not equal the war ox- ]
penses of the past century. The population of the world is estimated at
1.5oo.oon.noo: the money spent on war
between 1801 "and 1900 would give to
each man, woman and child alive today
more than $18 as pocket money."
ZINC   5llM\(i    IN   KANSAS.
Harry L.Wohlford in Scientific American says that from a small triangular
area in Southeastern Kansas—perhaps
six miles wide at its base and ten miles
high along its side—there liave been
mined, during a period of '21 years, lead
.Hid zinc ores to the value of more than
$3O,iX)0,00O. The entire region presents
a most curious aspect to the inining
man from farther west. On the surface
may bo seen the farmer busy with his
grain or among hia stock, while bcncntli
him 50,100, and sometimes 200 feet, the
miners are toiling with pick and drill
and blast. The discovery of mineral
was made here iu April, 187(1, and since
that date the productiveness of the
mines and tho working of them hnvo
continued unabated.
Tlie galena, or lead ore, is the ordin
ary lead sulphide (PbS). It in a dark
bluish black in color and Is usually
found in the form of cubes, varying iu
size from a pinhead to blocks six and
eight inches across their face. There
are also found here two, and in some
Incnlitie-i three zinc ores, though the
most important one Ih tint common zinc j Cntftlogno Free,
sulphide (LnS), containing about ii7 per J imvTriiT
cent metallic zinc.   When first hrimght j M.  J.   ltliiNRl,
lo the mii-fai-- iln colon urn  widely 1*''J w,'"ml,r!,'rJht,''.> .   vN';*,"';"*-v*'r*--'(*
.,        ,,,   ,                 i i    i      »       •       .i                        WIIITK I.AHO JOM.V
tliver-illed. many block* forming tliel..-.  __.-__   	
most beautiful specimen* fimigiuahlc.
Kinley bein' drowned!' he shouted
shrilly and energetically. The revelers
pricked up their ears. "What's that?
Mrs. McKinley drowned?" they asked.
'Sure," said the boy. "You don't mean
the president's wife?" they demanded.
"Sure I do. It's all in de paper," said
the youngster. He held up a copy of
an afternoon sheet, and there in large
type was the headline: "Mrs. McKinley
Sinking.1' The boy didn't sell any
About the lowest head of water which
is worth commercial utilization for
power development is six feet. Turbine
wheels aie used with this verv lo*v head.
Nelson Brewing Co.
Brewers of Fine Lager Beer and Porter—the best in the land.   Correspondence solicited.   Address—
R. REISTERER & CO., Nelson, B.C.
to supply builders and contractors
with all the above building materials.
Our,, products received First Prizes
nnd Medals the last two years at the
Spokane Exposition. The Lime that
we are now manufacturing is not,
excelled. Special quotations to con*
tractorn on application.
SKould not miss an opirarttinlty to visit
D. flcLachlan's
When in search of Gent's Furnishings for this
season's wear.     Some rare bargains.
New Denver, B. C.
Gold $ .501 Gold and Silver..? .75
Lead    .501 Golil.8llv'r,coi>i>'r 1.50
 Samples hv mail receive uromiit attention.
Seeds, Trees,
fur Fall Planting.
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*„vtii*"J *■ .;■-.".i 'i.ff*-i  I'^'iA.:   ■ ■ nv-ffv vi
illUl'lllt'lti    liftVvf*|l    Klllt-ltl'l    IIH'tl   .(lid
mttllii'. <«*-is.   "it tli«*lr(»<■<■ U»«'i M(»|x*»r
itlii/'iM .1 'ii.ll-i'-i.    In ileiliulUix J ;l i'l*,
t*>n\ k'.:m tin- «*«>|'|*r A*,*i*y*i !h«* »m->It»<r
make* a i ii-ni |irutit of _tinut 12 Vit* ion.
Th-tdwIucii'Hi nf "» |mt cent from Jin*
gold itti't Xbe (tilv-pt- it ft jiroflt that varies
Willi Un* rulirie--*. of the nr**.   tn «oRt#
mm*. Umm' rtuJuctioritt *Ume Ate t'rtou|t>
Ut p*v 1-lif i>rftfit* fur llie (uni'llcr,  with
* mirt'r.j-tKilling  i"** nf '.iviiiHri(i«t for;
the min-*.   .St»«-tti*r men i!<*feiut tho toll*
Willi tin* pie* t»»»t il  liiey  tlnl  not get,
tbe t-ill* tht-n wwuM hnv-ft in rttl-n*! their (
-mtdltinf t-i<*-.   It *\\ (tti)flunu io »>x>ui >
the mme thing in th* tad, th«y »»*,.      .
Kootenay Coffee
|ir i;.-t« in Ti  i» .itiii I'nllif.
-ill iftml'-^ itifi prli't-*.    A
IrUl'.»»!.» t..lUi',.il	
Kiiiiiciiav uii'i'cc Qniiii-iiii
Denier in
Van Camp Lunch thniA*, Omtection*
cry and Fruit.
Rich Ores and Bullion Bought.
1439 I Otis St.,   Denver, Colo.
Cigar Co.
An up-to-date line of
constantly on hand.
Head office: NELSON, B.C.
Stoics nt SANDON, KASLO, and NELSON.
Have shops in nearly all the camps and cities
For |irl(T*i ii|>|il.v to—
W. .1. MCMILLAN &C'>.
Wlioli'Ntpta Aituutft for 11.0.
Vancouver, H.C.
Our Special
El Condor
Hauling anil Packing to Mines,
andffoiicrnl local biisiiicss.
»M' Dfttvi'i-, II, V,
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   &-C.O.
Wine Co.,
WlioloBitli! ilmilcrs In
Choice Wines
and Fragrant
Cigars   ^
Agents for Calgary Beer.
Pamlly & Commercial.
Fitted with every modem
convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50
and $3 per day.
Re|>oi't8, Kxiiiiilimtioiis and Mkiihjjo-
1NEW DENVER,   ■   B.O,
General Draylng: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.
Our Baggage wagons meet all Sunday trains,
Saddle Horses and Pack '..unwis,
Feed StabloB at Now Donvor.
*-l'**rt (Mill *.«'«   un'f'i •
i   i\^-
l*,(). II
* I*.. \\,
SKI.-JOS, II. ('
.( inker M.
a lie iulrti;a5
Three Porks
B. C.
ProvidM neonmmodttion for
the travelling f«blie. • • »a
Pleatmt rooma, »-n<l JP»Q
mealu Th* hair to txottktA
with wlni«, llqtori Md
cigar*. HOT and OOLD
HUGH If I\ Etf, Proprietor,
A lull Hno °* silverware ami choice
OiMil^tlonerv Mt
.Imfclihlnt- St.. NVw ln-iivt-r.
KftTlirR TO
i -tin itftw «n}
sidi,,.      Fil».i»,j
K.Mliik-J »t
Atomttn t*Ur*   **n«l In (Ml-**°** j
_aftMnCJ'<>v ~**«>i _ .
f O.iffHATHEAPAS. *i«f>. B.C
ni'li cutsKr i»i;i».\UT-
.MI'.M   1-   i P.'UM.ATK
IX   A 1.17 ST VI. IS   AN |»
Fred. Irvine & Co.,
HIMKKm Irom fMitoi'HM'     i
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udi^aViiS "HulloCfilliilMllilJJo
Wo are now oll'-.*riui> siiccial lmru'ains in OarpetsTTTupfs, Lace CurtaiiiH,
Portieres, Window Shades, Table 'Covers. Floor Oilcloth. Linoleums, Crumb
Cloths, a nel Inprnin .Squares, at prices never l>efore equaled in Nelson. This
is a golden opportunity for securing great values in these lines.
Fred. Irvine & Co.,


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