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Volume XL, Number 7.
Prtce, *2 a Year, in Apt.\\tt
from iH Lake C
Another'"bank   excitement  has   till
Slocan City.
C. R. Simpson has located at Lon^
Beach, Cal
Btyn.—At Slocan, Get, 30, to thc wifi
of W. E. Boie, a son.
Poplar hae a post oflice and will havi
a paper in a few weeks.
The law is making it hot for claim
jumpers around Poplar.
The shingle mill at Slocan City closed
last week for tho winter,
T. B. Hall and family returned to
Slooan City the past week.
Chas. Aylw.in will reopen the Aylwin
house, on Ten Mile tliis winter
Born, In New Dtnver, Thursday,
Npv. 5, to the wife of Thos. A'vison, a
Mulvey & Johns«n have five cars of
one readV for shipment'" art the Black
Prkice. *
Tho Aihford brothers ha-veleft Alamo
and areearoute for New York, going
tkence t« England.
Thc electric sign on top of the Strath-^
»na hotel is a Weacon light for those
who lore'-good livhig.
The Pinto, of the JJ'ollie Hughes
group, ka« been leased to Messrs. Smith,
White and Hortan, of SHverton.
Sevent«en men were fcpt out at the
WakefieWl thu past ^.eek. Tho force
will bo reduoou to fifteen during- the
 wjntaf irjn[>flif:i _______	
This road will iriveconnection at Midway with thc Canadian Pacific and the
Great Northern. All three ot these
roads arc heading for the Simikant' en,
where copper and tjold ores ar '.in
abundance, and where coal from
thousands of acres ia ready to be plated
in the market.
Investors are entering- the district
and rapidly taking up the property
available. \V. A. Clark, the well
It'known mining mngnatc of Butte,
Montana, and other interested parties,
purchased a group of claims located
only hst August for thc neat sum of
$75,000 They also purchased a large
tract of land alortg the river, which
affords abundance of water power. On
this tract, which is about twelve miles
below Copper Mountain, they intend to
build the largest smelter in America,
Further down the river, about fifteen
miles from Copper Mountain, where
these parties are interested, an immense
rnillin-g plant i6 now nearly completed.
"Government ungineerK have surveyed a wagon road from Princeton to,
Copper Mountain, extending- the olff
road from Princeton nine and a half
miles,thus gU'ing the district a great advantage over ths old packkorse
DOWN    Gig   CLAIM   JC31PEK*.
Jas. Grant, a well known prospector
and minini; man of the Kootenays, does
not like the claim jumping that fe
adopted by eome pasties'around Poplar.
Ho says of tham: "The prospectors
si'ftlv and went back un town, shej
would have known more about it, but
she saw and heard nothing. Her patience was worn out on the sixth night
and she made ap her mind to wait up
and settle the matter once and for all
whon her husband came home The
home went bv. Midniuht found her
still waiting. One o'clock, two o'clock,
and still no signs of the wicked husband. Then slie thought she would go
to bed and have it out in the morning.
She put out the lights and sadly aud
slowly walked upstairs to her room,
where to her disgust she found her husband in bed, sleeping as only a man
with, a clear conscience, or innocent
child, can sleep. She has not spoken
to bim since, and the onlv time he
ventured to say anything was the next
morning, when with his eyes full of sadness and his voice, trembling with emotion, he said: "Your friend must have
staved later than usual last night, mv
Tke total amount of ote skipped fc-om
the Slocan and Slocan City mining
divisions for tbe year 1902 was, approximately, 8S.00Q tons Since January 1
to Nov, 7, 1903, the shipments hare
been as follows:
Week    Total
     ■' 720!
  8               12
  tO                -.1
  40             7.r.!i
Sattdoti news Cropping
Oct 7-Hlrtl. filWer Mt.. I) D .MpPln-rwui.
14—StuimriCfc. n fk Ciiriienicr rk. It I'vik:
I.ltte Eva. Mowieh biwiu. J T Foli-y, Ollle Cov
i7-Ssimlon.nr Alamo. Ollli- Coiiliipton, .1 T
Foley.   Ai-i-tlc. Cnrpf-nter i-k, Duncan Caniemii.
24—I.ou Dillon, Four Niln vk, Geo Loii(j; Pel
mor, Piiur Mllo ck, K S Tucker.
S-l-Ass.-im.Gimt Mi. W H Mitchell.
Si—I'lirlmp!', heart Sloean Luke, 1'eter Murray,
Ocit-, Ti-TV't- Lilly fr, R E fr, Kaslo fr.
li-Recoyd, T l\
8—Dardanelles fr.
12—Klnjr Kdward VII., Amazon.
21—Morning Star, Kyton.
Oct 1—Ouray fr, M Glntzliurger to XloniUr »»d
Ajax Fraction. Ltd, Julf 23.
2—Sweet Gr»gs j. Wilmcr fr J, Ivan J, M E
Younn to T tt Hotion, Sept a*.
J4—Ldnc Star, D«deption 1-C, John Tlnling to
Lewis I AcIki-i, Oct 24. stso.
t(i—Ceylon—A moi Thompsoa to N F Mc-
S(i-Assiim, W DNWhellto N V Mc-S'ausht.
Oct 24.
Hoht.Gordon, wife and children, havo
moved to Denver froni Sandon, and
have routed the Sherran cottage, opposite the Bolander cottages.
You can throw away 3100 bills in Nel-
s«n and tkey will all come back to you.
This fe the only city on earth in whieh
tfio feat- has been succaesfully perform «d.
H. II. Pitts is running the Manhattan
••loon in Nekton, along with Tout Kan-
kin. Doc Boyd and Cbarley Ink have
bought the Nelson bier business in thc
Rime city.
R. E. Allan has established headquarters for his jweking business nt
Silverton. He is now engaged in
bringing down the Capella oro to the
Denver siding.
II. O. Keefer, the electrician who installed the electric light plant here,
Ichvcb this week for the coast. From
Vancouver ho will go to Oakland, Cal.,
for the winter.
Mother Earth Is wearing a dash of
white on her beauty spots nhnut New
Denver, und the small boy and his dog,
are reveling in delight—and making tire
Rlidewalks slippery.
In accordance with section 12 of the
Bureau of Mines act, examinations for
efliciency in the practice of assay in it will
bo held at tho government labratory,
Victoria, on the 7th day of December.*
The Marldor-Gouldlng companv
played to n fair house in tho Bosun hall
Wednesday evoning. Miss Gouldlng
was exceptionally good with the cornet.
The balance of the show waa of a weak
New Denver Lodge No 22. lv. of 1'.,
will give an "at homo" to tlio nubile in
tiitii new castlo h.'ill uu or iiijotit December 1st. Thu full program lias not
yet been prepared, but It In needless to
say that the Affair will be up to the best
the lodge has over given.
Archie McDonald hi* returned to
•Silverton from Capw Nomo, He Mates
that the season at Nome wat* only ten
week* long, everything freezing up on
October Int. There wero 15,000 peoplo
tfiore this an tn titer, and 1000 will winter
there. The eimip is no place for poor
men, and was badly overstocked with
poverty this summer Nome is an or-
deity city, and gambling is confined to
draw poller and black jack, and these
cannot be played upon the around llonr.
very stAngly regarding the rep?ated
attempts of oatside parties to adverse
the Lucky Jack property, thereby keeping back the development of this most
promising camp and district.' As a ^u
prospector who has spent the last seven wi
years inthe Lardeat, I will say that; "
the country there has suffered greatly
from two classes of people—one the unscrupulous speculator and tho other
the would-bominingi*pert. The first
kind of people come in with a rush hi
every new tftscovery, and try by fair
means or foul to got some hold on a rich
^property, without any intention of
workingit, but hoping thereby to hold
up the legitimate operator. If they are
unable to do this they go awav' and
abuse the camp and all connected with
it. Tho would-be expert generally
looks at a property from a train oi hotel
window, and although his opinion
would not bo listened to hy mining
men, yet when he gets back among
people who know nothing about mining
or of the real Bituaiion nut horn, he is
liable to have a good deal of influence,
and cause a lot of trouble. If some of
the men now w,ritinfj about the Kootenays iu eastern pullcalious and abusing
rhe mines were to make a trip through
the mountains with some of the prospectors and reiill.y visit tho mines, they
would see that this country has an im-
uieilRO number of the richest mineral
ledges, developed and undeveloped,
and thoy would see that from the llli-
cilliwoet to Aie eastern limits of fhe
Hockles, thc moutitins are more extensively mtnerali/.eil than is the enso in
any part of the world withi«) a similar
expanne of territory.
Aithm-Icui Boy	
Black Prince	
Hlue Bird	
Cripple Stitk	
Dolly Varden	
Fwher Maiden....
..II*.. ; l.. , ^	
-i i niiiuiuu-M......
Lucky Jim	
Ionltor    io
Monnjfiln Co*	
Payne  *«
Queen  Bens	
Red Pox	
Slocun Star	
SliK'iin Boy	
silver Glance ,	
Vnneo iver	
Wakelleld    40
Total tons  401
"    .|0
Oct 1-Blaok Hawk, Ten Mile. W! E Boie.
Daisy, Mine, name
Stiirrr Nittht for»erly Silver Leaf. J Hamelin
Hon Ton, Arlington Bj^u. H D Lea.
Hunliut'toii znd n f Linon. J Kyto.
Oct a.-BellaCoola U, Dayton ck, W S
Canada, 2nd n f Lemon ck, J D Reid.
ft—Tonka No t, Springer ek Grant Cox.
Alinan, Dayton ck. a E Tetter.
B-Cruiw, fai-t s f Lemon ck, T Bun ton.
ii   IXL, T«n Mile ck, A D GUlivray.
Hyde Park, same, C A KirleuWl.
_ Wte f r^Rtjierlsioujsk;^_W D^McGri»gor.	
""JLee"fr, Truerclir(JTl M BiiiMlum
ll—Carlton.Dayton Hill
14 -Metallic. Springer
Ilea'!wood fr, sanw,""
31-WiK-k   Cloud   fr,   Ten
Otoper, same, Ceo McLean,
n Hill,i AMi-K
ger ck, It .\5i-Kh
», D B O'NeaiI.
ime ek, Frank
A legal case, where the cause ol notion
is somewhat remakable, was heard last
woek before tho full court in Vancouver.
(Up Snmlherg was the plaintiff and
Andrew Ferguson the defendant. The
dispute Is over tlio alleged lapping nf
mining claims in the Slocan. HHudberK
claims that tha defendant staked his
claim on ground which rested on a
vlai-lnr. HydegreeH, the glacier moved
down the hill, and (he claim naturally
had to go along with tt. In pruccrs iif
time the claim is alleged tn have so far
followed the movement of the glacier
that It overlapped the plaintiff's location just at a *i'Cti<»ii where a valuable
lead of ore wan exposed. The appeal
frnm the judge fn Kootenav In favor of
fake it"aiHu'«¥, along witii'Vhe' frost; \ K«r«u«»ii i» now hem* argued.
Nome in h spiritless ramp, and not in it t ~
At the Granby mines the payroll now
numbers 0(10 num.
At the Fife lime quarries an average
of 150 tons daily is being shipped to llie
Trail smelter, anil there are HU men on
the payroll,
It is expected lhat in tho course of six
months the 10-stamp mill! of the Nickel
Hate mine at Camp Medley will bo ia
It is said that the ore shipments from
the Kmma mine, summit camp, will
soon be increased to H00 tons daily,
which will require an Increased force
of men.
With the completion of Ihe new mv
pockets at the (Mil Ironsides mine, now
under way, ihe Granby company can
load a train of ore without hardly moving a car.
At the Oro Denoro mine, Summit
camp, the compressor is working in
good shape, and three drills are being
operated in breaking down the ore iu
the qiurries.
Good progri*s is being made with the
foumlalioiis fur the cniiivrter luiililiu^h
fur the Mother Lode smelter at Greenwood, and the lll'i loot brick Mimke-
Ntrtck is also going up al a rapid rate.
On oi'coiuit of the heavy cum-bound
Oct 5—Hazard, Monarch, White Star Sleeping
ti—Lililiv, Gold Craw*, Susan S, Siisau G, Kilo
No 2 if.
lo—Aurora fr Aurora, Hnowllake, Lanark,
RGtfi'nt.Kex. Nottawn.
18-Rustv TreaHuru No 2, Hii-t*. Treasure No 1,
Smumon, Sfhoine, Seville. I'liteon.
1-1—Ethel K, llamjitoii, I'ln l'ontf fr for four
Pi—Bulko for two yeyrs, Zella,
1!'-Coineiitiitor N'o2,Stur of India. Mount de
Mars. .Iiipitcr.
2*i—Florence G.
27—Bunker for two years.
II—TV citmoiit No 3, Wellniunt No I, Silver
Ill-Black I'rlnee fr. Perle.
Oct ao-Mrs -Julpi Baty to T J Boty.
Oct ft. Bachel.ir *. » A Melluiuild l*> II I) Ken-
iif-dy anil l< A Bniil*liaiv.
I'd—Iron Cap, G A Kirkwood lo K I  Kirkwood.
Miili"« ',, A Tunks* ton me,
2I-Biuier .ft, Monterey and (ireiron s-it. Kl-
doiaifo wid Danube 1-ft, lirUliam J,;C S .Me-
Nauiht to N K Mi-Naiudii.
2»—Albertii J. J T lleaucliisiie to .In* l.lvlny-
SI—True Kla««re, Wflstiinuit N'n :i. Weftmoiii
No 4. K A WVi'llK lo Frank K Giillitli.
WI-VKK-l.EAl*     QtOTAllONS.
Nov. fi Silver, fiOj Letnl, XI1 3h(M
Nov. (I Silver, M( Lead, £11 !Mi<l
Nov. 7 Silver, fist Lo.-nl,
Nov. II Silvor. fiS]  Lead, X11 LMJd
Nov. 10 Silver, u**i,  ItfiiA, .III Ix.lA
(i;tt your winter funiitiiro from
I). J. KolicrKon »t Co. in Ni'Imhi.
If you imiHt buy wine, louk M
tho hooiIh in tho Kootenay tit
The Last Chance shipped a car of
ore this week.
Kobt. Irving, of the K. & S. was in
Sandon this weeV
Wm DaviiUnn, M. P , will leave for
Vicioria next week.
A. Doeksteader is ir: town, talking
mining and liberalism.
Trueman, the photographer, is taking!
sweet emiles for Xmas adulation in his I
stiulib at Sandon.
Mrs. Chamberlain and son left on
Monday ior Montreal, where they will
spend the winter.
H C. Holden, whoso sad condition in
a Montreal hospital was reported last
we.-k, died there'on Mondav morning.
Three months at hard labor for
claim jumping ia pretty good medicine.
It won't take many applications to euro
the disease.
John Bell, an old Whitewater pioneer,
recently returned from Dawson and is
holding the boys up with tales of the
gold camp.
. Ed Duff, Sam anil Erastus Kennedy
and .lack Campbell haw. started on a
11 months' contract in the No. 1 tunnel
at the Payne.
A carloa.fl of horses were shipped from
Sandon on Wednesday Morning to be
pastured in rhe Vernon country.    This
is evidence that   t-here  will  be little
'packing this winter.
The zim* separator is in operation at
the Payne, and is doing good work, but
it-wilS.uot-bs-woTked-to-its -full
^liitil the arrival of -she expert now en-
route frocs the east.
Geo. Holers left Monday mor«ini; for
Sarn'ta. Gearge did not say w>, Imt it
is understood ho will return to Sandon
when tho spring zejiliyrs blow with a
helpmeet right from tbe solemn heights
of heaven—or froni < 'ntario.
Mmager McGuiirnn is doing some
extensive development work at the
American Buy. lie bus %e greateei
property in the McGuigan Basin, and
as gcod as is in B C , and the company
is not backward about pushing de
District C. P. U Passenger Agent J
I). Carter, of Nelson, does not like tlie
way the people of tin-Slocau are kicking about the train i-ervice. and says
we are expecting too much. J. D.
Carter is a chump The Slocun has had
four months of llie worst service that
the C P. IJ. can give and hold its
charter, and we haw a right to kick.
'1 heatrical troupes should never attempt to reach Sandon by the C P. It.
The. Mnridor doubling company were
duped by Ihe railway company last
Thursday night. They were promised
by the railway company that they
would reach Sandon bv 8 o'clock, Init
llie I rain did not leave Itnsbery until tt.
and it was nearlv 11 (.'clock before Sandon wus reached.
The school children of S-'indny. are
hustlers. They have secured the Cos-
grove Orchestra Companv, and will
play them at the Sandon Auditorium mi
Tuesday evening, Nov. -Jlth, The
company bus a host nf tirst-elas* arti-ts
and the boys and gi.ls are going to iln
the boosting to make it an etijnrahle
I'Vi'tit, They have tin* assurance iif the
C.P H. iiilicials that the train will be
in "ti iimi- that nL'l.i.
Mrs. Geo T. Muir had a miraculous
csi'iipo from fatal injury Tuesday iimrn
ing. By a misstep sin- was thrown from
a clothes-line M-affoldit-g over the ('  P.
B freight shed totbe Hour, striking her j
head on a table in  tU« fail     >he  \vn--i
picked up in an unconscious eninlitiuii j
Slid borne lo tlie ri'Mili-in-c inoins ahovi
the siatiui      An exatitiiiatiiui s
The Nolson oflieiaU "f !'■" p"n ' v.
hlamethn wretched train -(«"• ;i-f mi Aw
Slocan on the. main line sen-ii-e Kit her
the Nelson ollieials-do not l-n«w any-
thing about tlie Slocan serv:i " r>r t!w\-
lie. The fault is with the service between Nakusp and Ro«ebery. nnd i<
simply this, that the Neslson oflicialx
are forcing more work -^n th<' train
crew than they can do. The main lWie
is not resnosiblc for the mails lying f»r
hours at Bosebery; ner is tbe main line
responsible for tbe Nelson officials , ordering the local train to haul three and
four freight curs to Sandon ahead «f
tho passenger coach, instead nf putting
another engine on tho road to do th»
freiirht business. We. have a bri^
superintendent of the railwav nr
servicfi. His name is McLeod, and he
lives at Nelson, but he may as well live
iu Iceland or hell, for all the. good be. id
to the Slocun postal service.
.Seeds have little to do with  that old
di«ease under the alias of appendicitis.
Itis caused  by overeating and iaili-
Times should improve in the Stoc.^
Silver is again dropping in price. H ft
had kept climbing, the Slocan aiin^f
would nearly all have closed down uiKil
the managers found a nuw grievance.
If a morality test is to be introduced
into B C politics, many of the presiVt
niembers would be looking for a plac*
to oet their souls washed. Such a te*
would have a rising effect upon the
iilass market.
TIup McBride government needs, a
tonic. It cannot live many months,
and the sooner we have another electi«a
the bitter it will be f<«- a province tha
'is well-nigh ruined by incompetent and
dishonorable legislation
The Rossland Mi-iw wants to know
where Uie next diamond field will'be.
We are not ipiilc sure of the location,
bul it wil! iii'obably be ehme to onr
water barrel after we have hiNidlid
Poplar nuggets for six months.
Spots on the sun have unused much
jjftrouhle in Germany recently by stop-
jiluji the electrical plants froin working
The same spots may have somethin
do with the dilliculty of getting a
count in Fernie.   Vou can't tell.
John I.i. Rockefellers income is f",(s'n.i
an hour All he has io do is to sit sitid
and ht tt pile up. He would nuil.c
M0,n.i0 nearly every time he wuiiiii for
a train at Denver siding, while most of
us would lose at the same game,
The new archbishop of the Catholic
church in St. Louis has notified hi*
prics's that they mud support their
churches w;thuiit the aid of ihunh
eiirhie parties, nn those tiveinioi-t,
bring dihseiilioti and dishonesty
When railrosdii are huilMn m-mvH «■
people,   we  will  hear   Do  mine abin.i
sloppiliL' the tl.-t'li'-    MtiH'li-,;-   '*     J'   (|,..
dllrilig a piii'iioii o| tin- wiiitei-     Th"1* .
P. It. lias hligiili'd   lhat   camp   Mlii-i'   it-
1'irlh, pnih.'■''.,i In i.iii-e a nvai
llWllh till- low li»ile.
ran w ,iv
with Dawson.
IN   Till?
Rapid development of the Similkameen mining section of this province in
rt'iah*! nj u, r.rereii iiaKt-r a promin-
l'Jd.'i.''J,i.'Jl.'>,',WIJJ    i'l   I'-'.'.'l.^JJi],   f,V ,    wluj
A certain married lady not a thousand
miles from Nelson read a short time
ayo how another Imlv hud cured Imr
iiiisbaiul of staying out nights by swnplv
i*y Cu.nla Ci'o.iv; io^etiil-f IU 'ilil
Work has been practically HUnpeudfH
for some little time at the Seattle mine,
Tho bi'er iniide by the New York
brewery in Sainton is to  ho  found >
in every cniuji in tlio di-ti let. I
Did y..-i i
'ark'i' b—orttiieii
Ni'Win.'iiki-t  block
that no bones were broken, and n^de |
from a spriiiiied ankle her itiiiirien ,-ue|
imt painful,
•itterl> deii.'umi'W  K. i:,.i„.,-tk.„,  f,„-
ilMov(■,k,""'^",i•';,,',' l'"H«r.Ji-iri.t    A»..ve,x
bowed  f[""l''" 'f ['■ Uhs ll""" "'Oi.d down U\
has Ju*t returned from a tour <i that j jiar!or"before going to 1m"-i1 mul then
rich but undeveloped district. Accord-1 holding a lighted match to the enil of a
lug to Mr. Baker, the largest smelter; cigar till the room had a faint odor of
on the continent is soon to he erected tobacco. She thought tha scheme a
there, and other Indications are of the j good oue and proceeded to trv it     For
'.Mt'-,.    lit   t*.  utM-.m. Vin.i*'* »>-,'»l   Wi.  I nil' j nrrtiri h Wttet Mie piai'l-O 1Iie ClUllls   10
land, Mr. Baker snooko a» follows: get her and burned the tobacco.   As the
Similkamoen, 'hale district,   British  nighut went past and them  was   uo
I change iu the hour of her husband's ar-
tmtllc on tne Boundary railway,   m* i \nn has on hand
chiding ore shipment* (mm  Republic |, hildrei,'.-, bi,ot-» and iul,li.'i>     Mm.-,
mines, a helper engine is now In cum.  W,^ „ sni-i ialtv.    N.-wmaiUt l
mission  constantly  from  Cascade   to
Farreii. Mrn. WilliuiiiH ho** just n-i-i-ivi-d
[.jiHfni'kof dry   good* mid  Indies'
furnishing*.     Her st^wk  of band
llliHK- KlilJI t llUilt J^    ItMS Ud 1 ijll.U  j IJ
l\ .,   .,1
vtec   i^nii.vii.
the Sn cailetl lv|«,i> iih-Ii
pri-e«l ,-.t   |{(,»i».»i..„h's
pour man iuu»i   |i;,\,.
| druwiii"  \,\.   „.u.
Isaac   McCnllev    just   mived beint; 1 -''ivi-innu'in   that  inmitii
ifii-beil to dealh ui i:*e Keen mine Mm-1 of its luu.k am.nut
day aflei'iinoii,   He was just i-oiiiing off j
Hti'','     l>      M.!;ii!i   ' "''"'    '""'     W'"*    ""U'ld'l'.'    Ml'     •«-,.. j r., i •       Tl ere •.;!:..  I t-
"""* "(,! above bim 10 leave t< in a •.afei-oiiilitinii,' with MeKil;i;nn,      i'i.,	
' ' when a bi-iiliier wei-.r'n--','-fu-.i ,,r thn-i-'. "'In-n hui'l. „i,- „.;-,,, :..,*,}
t'iii^fi-11, erli'diiii:' I in, n: ain-t the wall J for us.f rt-it fi\,-."7)..- ,.,,, ¥
of the lllliliel.      Me w:,- ;*ii,i,i' 1   hi-1ple»v' | *i;,/T f.,r «|,, i,-,. t"|,,. „,,,\A\
in thii-1'i.ndition for -nee tninuti'-' oe-te-'ieh de 11 ;',ti ,;, |'j,,, ■*,
foie«.»i»|iincH could re.H li linn. Kinallv i Tsxfi sendl out 11 i-in-ni,
l.e v,a« lake* mit ,0,4 Lm in- on :■, et ,< <• i*. ,*.", i-fj.^, \;. Kdl
"tii-lilii r to Niunliiti  i-o-pitsl      li  v •»..' i-lntii",. 1.1.  iir.iAt .,'*
We HI,' nut    SIM
' reiiiart*.-., '! I,,.
"OUie re;i-.on I'm
-p''i-i.illy   fr.uu   ii
the   iin r.-t*,,.
.-I «
f*,ti*»  i
..   t.i.  1
Hi- lie
■ ■il
; I.,- $;
i-ii  i-h-
...   «,!,'   ,1 I. tit  ..',..   ..*   ,M,,,l    1***1,   ^,,,,,1.
ii under bond tr* Ibe 'V\n\\ >metti-i-
|ieople, but tt is expected that Superintendent HutchfiiH will resume oper-
ttions tthotily.
euiioi 111.-rt u 11111* im ii,.i,i's K-i- iirokei
Columbia, Is putting on the r«ibes of
prosperity. The Dominion jjovei nment
proposes to distribute $Ri,027,204 for
tho purpose of laying rails to carry the
iron horse withits cargo arrows fhe
province, giving an outlet to thn abiind-
rival home she beuan to get mad.   She
could not understand it, except on the
ground that he was totally indifferent.
and nothing will mike tt worn/in so mad
j as Indifference. Had she keen the dsrk
ance of wealth bmledin the noted ("op ! figure looking at her from the r.nt«ide
pet mountain and itm vallev helnw.'through the window the second night] capitalists, for fWvn, but it is under-
Construction on the proposed Coast- j a« sh« smilingly arranged the chair*,) stood that the different interests haii<*
Kootenav line, «a»tward from Van- 'and the look of relief and satisfaction in; now got toffiber and that tti«> d-al will
cotuer, will commence Ina few week* A th« eyes of the husband as he turned j be completed shortly.
It Is reported that interest* identilled
Willi tlie Orfltibc mlnee Imve inl/eii nv-r
IhiiSenaior and an adjoining t-Jaim, ut
Summit camn. for t>i-fi.(>-»t. on a work-
ing bond. The ore has a high percentage of iron, and is easily shipped, being
near the C. P, II. track,"
injuriee about the Iim -
Home hitch has occurred in the cloning
up of the blind for th*- c>d'"irif'- ui.-oup,
on the north fork of Kettle river, from
R. A. Brown to Miebiiraii and Chlm'/i
(mi hi* fu>l visit to  I^nidiiii,  hii
Alierdeen youth visited » refn^h-
mortt iiarliir   nml n<iiiii*>   a   odiii-n.
outing    an     iee,    tciid    to     the;
hitton, iniHtor," wild he.   "IAt, tu,,
wr," reinurki'd the waiter,
TI,.»'HM),.f    i»'l,;'.il*','!:iil'lt    if.f'A,*-   A *1
been made til (he Spie/n, euiip (lie   |,;i>t ,
vear wn* thnt made !,i-i Wfdin'-dnv   in
it,,.   Wi     v   ,,,,*,*. ■    y    ,1 ,.    1 ">
Iti'i-hc  loot ul   Mi'ei   ufe  wns  slunk.
,,.,.                ..            .       , 1 which demonstrate* r>it> greif  richne**'
waiter:   "In, man, gi «• iim* vin u i,l{,,„. jVH„|  i,,|,., ,lt ,|,.|(t,,     Tj1(,
th/U'."     Being KUpjiiied, he tunk   a;Ivaiihne i« uitlout  doubt as   tine   a;
wioonflil,   and   inade h  wrv inee. ! property as then* i- tn the v.iuip.    Its-,
••r.u dootin* u-H »  hit* rrostj-^;-;-;-;^,;''''''"'^-,'!,,,.
k'-ep   t!.c    inil!   ;'*;-.,..;
With the ei.riiptetion o
'O, I'-iri;'    I'llill      !  i      1-  ,,,,.■■   1
' tiinrii'l «ith lie mam line the  j,/npeilv
■will iiicn*a»e its  force  to  Hi.  and   mill
iln^tU ItiachifiC   du:!s.      *I I.Cil   ihi*  oie
, will drop-"
it'n an
)'•'•  in
iee." "f:o«b' Vo th'-y -nt
London?" A*k<-iJ th*- waiiAer'nig
AWrdonian; "man we elide and
ukafo on'r in Ahrrdefn!''
ore   ill   Mg|it   to
'"■«,'     *«'»li"      Ifmitl
f She  fmm  thnt
..... ,   a. *  s-    I
1,'ie 1 r.v aloiif Nut ilia' it in:,le* -ii-
• .,- * 1 mi- in u-, tui nu-e. ;>• nOV - Hi-111,
il) thi- pi',Villi'' g'-f- hi i,i»nr   Ui-ii'i'i
ri'i'i'ivsntiv re.'il i-'i.-i'i't-i* f;-'» '•■ ' '•
vertiM*. but tti« would l:k-rhepr..fi>«.i ■:■
'11 ge| rt)l III- 1||.1 :|l   •« .       '' ' i'"i' :•,,■ '■■•••
1/1 miv li|i|in|(»ri'r.' ""     * '     -i ** •• '■'■"    *
nl mi* i'i, 1 . yi'i-i-n,ii • nl.
It in related tl.it a uouiiniu, wlni
viaiteit the !'>rili-li Min-einii n-
(eiitly, xaid !<• an ultn-ndiiiit: "1
luive Ikn'ii liioking  for a  -knll   oi
Oliver   f'lMUlv,-.!:. U..\e
*kull of rroiir.u-]! hi n?'
lo.n'.un." tin- i*tu-!iii)iiil ii!itiv.-r«'*l.
"How very «.ih!.M Au* »\i-!«iii:,-d;
"they liitivi- n tine ,,i;«- ji,
H'Utn ut o*f-<.rd."
>«iu  ti
Tite Ledge.
With wliich is amftliruniiited the
'unlislii'il .-very Thiirsd.iy in tie- vif-liwi silvor-
h.-ail-ziiu' I'liinp on ourtli.
l.i",'il nivortUini; 1" cimiIm a liuiiparid line
st iiisi'i'tlon. nnd Acpnts a lint" each siliisi-(jin;nt
'S'Tiinn.   Ri';el!inr not ieuu *jh mnt* :i   line, ami
•■tniim-ri'laliiilvcrtWiii; ri-ikIi-'I in prieus lu-c-ord-
:ii." *u Cil'l'lllllSt-aiH'i s.
-iiiiserliiiiaii. Si a year in advance* or .ja.iiii If
■t so i hi id.
(Vrtilii'Hio of Imiu-ovmneiit-. notu-.es
l-'ii'iuent-. Co-owner noriees ■•In.
F'llou-Pii.uriins: 'I'm: I.kikjk is li-i-nti"! at,
> rn- i enver, n 0 . nnd is tnieed to ninny nans
<>'th-'flitrtli It, lias never l.ivn raidi'il hy the
■■'-.I'ritT. sme.vsltdoil hy chean silver, nr-uhdncil
hy thi- 'oar of man It works for n.o trail blnzci
•i- wi'll.istlielifiy-wiiid'iwi'il.i'liiiiiuiairni'-tl.-iv-ii-ed
i'"i|iitnlist II, aims to he on tin- riffht side of
i.'vivytliinii. and helieves that hell should lift nd-
iniiiisiei-i'd tn tho wh'hed in liirjr,: dopes. It, lias
st-iod t*\'' ti>--.t of tiipe. and an ever-ini-reiislnf,"
"■ivstri'.-ik is proof tlmt it is hotter to tell th"
•'■'.Uh, even if th« heavens do i.ii.-ciisi'iinill.v llit
o-ir siiviVustai-lt.
Ono of the wildest works of c-rent ion is the man
who alwiiys nays the nrintor: lm is sure of a
I'unk-in |»irndi?p.. wilh tlniridi-FS roses for a pi'-
I *«• hv ni^rlit, and nothing hut* itold to look at
by dav.
Address all communications to—
Xew Denver. B, C.
\ oeiicll cross m this square
i . lientes that vour sul,serin
ti "i is (iile, -rn,! that the editor
«-.uits mee ii'.'atn to look at
y.-'Ur collateral.
In regard to the future of Canada and tbe sentiment of its-- people,
Professor Gold win Smith misses
no opportunity of expressing his
peculiar views. In Canada these
are received with amused tolerance,
as the write's bias is will known,
Jionee his   sohrinnot, "The Great
; Canada in favor of raising the
! tariff against the States, the result
I of which would be (hat American
! manufacturers would lose a niarke'
j which is now worth to thorn many
millions of dollars per annum, and
they would Imve to fdill import
from Canada almost the same
amount of goods as at present, as
these are almost entirely confined
to raw materials which they must
have, so that the net result would
be a great stimulus to local industries in Canada to supply the
demand for manufactured articles
now imported from the United
States, and at the same time, a, considerable increase of exports from
this country. The, United States
would lose one of her niostvalua.l>lo
markets for her surplus production
which she would liave to find a
market for elsewhere or curtail her
Later on we find the writer re-
ihe last word, he would rather
have written "absorption by the
United States," to bring about
which he has probably done more
than any living publicist.—B. C.
Review, London.
Distortionist.'' Unfo-rt unatelytfie"
professor's idiosycrasies are not so
well known in this country, and
his recent article in the Monthly
H->view on "Canada, the Empire,
and Mr. Chamberlain." may be
unwittingly received as a more or
less authoritative expression of
Canadian sentiment. This article
disnlavs the usual cleverness ofthe
writer, but there are passages wliich
we can only characterize as spitefully mischievous, being apparently
penned for the sole purpose of em-
hit tering feeling between French
and British Canadians. Alter in-
-dulging in a sneer at the spirit
which promoted the issue of the
Canadian jubilee stamp, with its
somewhat vaunting motto. "Wc
hold a vaster empire than has
been," he endeavors to show how
the various provinces of the Dominion nro separated from each other
by what he chooses to regard as
almost insurmountable barriers,
and prnphoeioH the supremacy of
the Fieiu-li Canadian east nf Winnipeg aiid hands over the northwest
lo ;hc Yankee. After stating that
tin* l-'iench Canadians are content
with Hriiish institution*, he refer*
lutln-ir si-ntiment wilh regard to
the South African war, wlm-h has
already been di.-ctt.-si-d in the pres.--
"ad nauseam:" and when he com-
tneiiccs   to   urge,  under a  thinly
11 ..i..
S; '«te«'.
An English editor has this to say
about the Mormons in Alberta:
Near Lethbridge is a district into
which tho Mormons have come
from the United States and established several towns. One of these
towns, Raymond, we visited, after
looking round an extensive beet-
sugar factory which is being built
near at hand. The Mormons make
excellent settlers, and their neighbors speak highly of them from the
points of view of industry and citizenship. To what extent their
life is influenced in questionable
directions bv their religion—if at
icople who know it from the inside
keep a still tongue, About half
the people of the neighborhood
with whom we talked said: "T|ie
Mormons wouki be all right if it
were not for their religious practices."' When asked for further
information these suspicious observers had none to give. They
were only voicing a general distrust. Others said frankly that
they thought well of the Mormons,
and knew of nothing in their religion that warranted an unfavorable opinion as regards their
morality.    My   impression of   the
ferring to the great risk of incur-; an—could nc»t lie ascertained,
ring the. enmity of other nations, to understand Mot-monism
a sentiment recently publicly ex- musti sen \t f,,nm ti,e insitie,
pressed by the chancellor of the
exchequer, who found Ins audience
as unappreeiativc of this unseemly
expression of timidity by a late,
cabinet minister as Canadians will
be at Professor Goldwin Smith's
latest diatribes. In his rapid
sketch of the Canadian constitution, he gives a very fair picture of
the political system in the Dominion, and, although In1, is doubtless right in his surmise that in the
future the center of power will
shift to the northwest, there are no
grounds for sharing his belief in
the Americanizing of that vast territory! GrMtt^ltullioTitiFr~tlmTr
he express their conviction, based
on actual proof, that the northwest can assimilate an eveu
larger influx .. of American
settlers, who will become Canadian
citizens, and not a discordant element in the land of their adoption.
We are glad to lind ourselves iu
agreement with s mie of the professor's remarks, especially when
he refers to the feelings of those
imperialist families in Canada, who
trace their descent front the I'nited
Empire loyalists "when they see
(treat Britain falling on the neck
of the American republic." All
Canadians regret the seeming incapacity of the liritish press generally to assess puhli; opinion in the
United States, in regard fo this
country, at its proper value, in
spite of tho many tangible proofs of
the hollowness of tho friendship their representatives are so
fond of avowing. Ue insists that
in spite of confederation there is
nothing approaching- to political
fusion. "Hritish Columbia-," he
ays, "sendsa delegation to Ottawa
3lormoirtown"\vas"tl i stiTTctl y~f avnr~
able. In the very middle of it
stood the temple, with a large open
space or small park round it, and
the streets ran like the spokes of a
wheel from this center. In the
temple the people worshipped, the
children went to school, and the
evening amusements were carried
on. It was church, school, theater
and meeting place. In the open
space the children played. There
were many children. The houses
were neat and-well cared for, tie
women well dressed and bonnie.
The men seemed industrious, and
the whole district well farmed and
prosperous. The Mormon plan i-
to live together and to go out into
the country and farm tlu; land nil
around. When the distance of the
land from the town is too far for
easy driving, another town is
formed on the same plan. The
Mormons, in fact, are doing successfully what the Barr colonists
failed to do, that is,   thev form  11
town straight off and live as a community. But, then, the Mormons
have a powerful bond in their religion; they are highly expert in
agriculture, incessantly industrious
and unhesitatingly obedient. The
head of the community is a bishop.
We at once picked out his house
—the finest iu the town. To religion they all pay one-tenth of
their earnings. We were told that
some of them are very wealthy men,
but the richest will unhesitatingly
obey when he is sent off into the
prairie to help to found a new
town. However queer their faith
may be, the Mormons unquestionably are prosperous colonists, and
apparently thoroughly good citizens.
A deplorable state of affairs is reported to exist among the Indians
in the Peace River District and
contiguous sections of the North
West. Mr. J. M. Macoun, of the
Geolgical Survey, who has just returned from an exploring trip, says
the natives are being destroyed by
alcohol sold under the guise of perfumes and essences. The law permits each resident to import twenty
gallons annually, a proportion of
which probably iinds its way into
the stomachs of the red men. But
it is uot "to the permit system that
the prevailing drunkenness is attributed. The law is well infol-ced by
the Mounted Police and tbe quantity of spirits that enters under permit is not sufficient to work the demoralization of the Indians that is
apparent on every side. To evade
the law, which is designed to protect the Indians, several brands of
e-sences and perfumes are manufactured in the East for the trade
ofthe jSJorth West. It is almost pure alcohol, flavored
as "peppermint," "Flor-ida
water" and "eau de Cologne.''
These decoctions are sold at the
trading posts, and the result is the
moral and physical degeneration of
the Indians to a point that promises
their speedy extinctions under the
most lamentable conditions.
The government has a- duty towards the Indian in this' regard
that cannot he performed by any
other agency. The steps already
taken to prevent the natives obtaining liquor in its usual forms, establish the responsibility of the
Dominion authorities to protect,
theiii^ from the devices of ingenous
probably be useless to appeal to the
hunii.nfty of the great fur trading
companies who control the sale of
commodities in the North West.
The practice of selling fiery liquor
under the names of fragrant and
innocuous distillations may not be
at their devising, but it certainly
could not flourish without their
co-operation; they are the chief
beneficaries of the traffic.
The abuse calls for a drastic
remedy by the Dominion Government. It does not seem that anything short of total prohibition
of the importation and sale of mixtures containing alcohol would meet
the case. A law inflcting heavy
penalties for the sale of such decoctions is demanded, not only by consideration of state, but by the most
elementary dictates of   humanity.
and unscrupulous traders.~Tt would
and eastern Canada speculates in
her mines; otherwise she is almost
out-oi ken, nor could uny until in
the sticet iu eastern Canada give
any account of the political dis-
iraetioiis to which she seems to be
a prey," all of wlii -h is must tine.
li.V.ii.i'. that d'.v.i'U H.V-' a The tie which .hinds ('.-niM.da to the
apart from the United! mother country has, he states.
, iho ilis tort ion <»f fact- be-'"been worn thin." and the pro-
eoiiiis iiuift apparent. He remark-! fessor would have us believe that
that "protectionist niunopiv, e—j the last link rests on the thirst for
t'li-iaiiy on the Aiueih- ut A,*\,-, has! title* and dii.-nratiolH. II" rai-es
'hiiie i;«i best to sever Csioida com-! the query "can the Empire under*
iiienially fnnn the i.-t n.f In r con- j take the'dei'eiice of Canada?" iv-
tiiiei.t, Imt," be opines, "Xaiuii'i felling to the fact that on sboit
»liii^gle-i hard and u;i*-ic e--l'ully j notice the United Statei* eon put
agiinM the greed of man." J into the field "half ll   million   nun
\i '--Hiding io this vene.uble pro. I with   all   po-ible   nppHiuiees    of
ie-u!',    the   IVi-ipt'o  ity     llV.il V     be-| equipment     Utid     M'ii'lin','" Tin'
tween    ('.'Uiiid.v   and    iln*    I oiled   reiotd of the I'niti d Smiles   tioop>
If you knew positively that
you could purchase a Diamond of guaranteed quality
at a great saving in price,
would you invest ?
That is precisely what we
offer in our No. 947 Solitaire
Diamond Ring, No. 916
shown here.
A   GOr.l»KN   STOltY.
At one of his lectures, just after
his return from the Klondike, Joaquin Miller told the following story:
"One night I was invited to dance
in a miner's cabin, and while Bill
Dalton scraped away on his fiddle
we just hoed it down. But the
miners tramped in and out so much
between dances that before midnight the ladies declared that the
lloor was so slippery they couldn't
dance another step unless something was done. Then something
was done that never was possible
in mining daysan California. Each
miner gtfllantly opened his buckskin powder pouch and sprinkled
gold dust on the floor. And this
was repeated throughout the night.
And in the morning, ladies and
genlemen, those miners never
troubled themselves about sweeping
up that gold dust. They just
hitched up their dog sleds and rode
away." At this point of Miller's
narrative there was a slight agitation in the audience, an ominous
sign of incredulity, but Miller was
equal to it. "With a wave of his
hand toward one of the boxes, he
said; '(-And my old friend up there
in the box. Captain John ITealy,
will substantiate what I say." Ik
was a master stroke of the poet, for
the house burst into applause, and
greatly embarrassed the modest
millionaire mining and railroad
promoter of Alaska, who unsuspectingly had accepted Miller's invitation to attend the lecture in the
D. J. Robertson &Co.,
sony~carry" th e-li n est-stook-
niture in the country and
trade of Kootenay.
Fifty Years ihe Standard
Improves ihe flavor and adds to
the healthfulness of the food.
P. O. BOX 185
We do it promptly.
We do it right.
Do   you    know    your
watch should be cleaned
if not done during the
last 18 months.
0. 1* H Timo Inspector.
A. JACOHSON, Proprietor
When you are wekltiK tirst-clnss hotel accommodations you will Und them ut tills house. "
NEW   DENVER.   B.  C.
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i'j',iia^ i-i t -o- ii
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with ih-.
tvit ft'.iruf their -oiitbi'iii
t'li- cm-" uf the -nut'.i. .i f i-l which j ni'i^Iilmr. and llu*  K-fi-PP -•»•  lo a I!
■■innild bi- Imi lie ill mind   wlc-n  t In* i "pii-.-ible appli.iiu v  nf   iijuipnuiit
111*  sill-.' »ttf    tli
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Ilium »'iiiiii iitvlly iiniA niiilVlit
It, Vuu will *;t>- nu tt Inn .Vim
nml It. Ii'in't ><i!i think ll would
uiiiin'ti niir pi, *i-nl in »i-ii'l tu
ym.r frli-uil*'/  T.'il* l« N''i- I.   N".
0 will i-inl  thi' Un* i.ttil'.   ThiH'-
niii r It will Ui il i nur im
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AddroM—    MiiMisi-,
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Gold $ .75 I Gold and Silver..Uixi
Lead 75 | Gold.silv'r.copp'r 1.50
Samples by mall receive prompt, attention.
Gold and Silver Refined and Bought
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IUI AT nuv l'owi-v of Attorney, or Deed of
Trust lield over me hy W. S, Drewry or any
othtr in'isnii, in cniicoilod ainl is mill mul void.
aj__wi(| do* miient is  being used -without my
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Witness;   Ho ert .\Ilt,\iell
rn*, 1100.
Older by mail. If on receipt il dor*
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will lie i-eluiult-a Hiilmui ijinMiiiti.
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speak for the reliability of
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Write for our new catalogue.
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Of the Miner's Union Block
the oiilyilmll|in tlie eity suitable for Thi-
ntrii-al IVrfnriniinios, Cmieeitg, liuu-i-s and
other public cntt'i'taitmients.
for bookings, wrl'o or wire—
Si-i'n.'lnry Siiiidmi Miners' Union
•frt Interior view.   KiMtlnif eii|»«etty    0; mod
em stiiife iMip'.lmii'es; fiirniiee hi-iited thioiiKliout: population todrnwfroin, l-ft"1'.
They Talk about it
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.,,«•?• t.i '»• *-tvtt''k."     lli- ivmtod
i- thnt th" wint'-r (Hirt- *A f';(ii;id,-|
aud -n'i,'iii,'i-"' will 17I.I-I- :i. smile.
The r.:A *,',\fe\   ui the   jil|ti-r
imt   iit>taiiiil   until.
ilii«t',  lie   tlii'ii'A> oil
li»wini«   until iii-um-i-
11 mn r\ n W"
it i..i ii /l .is*/ y\j/ tt   .,%.
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V.'ik. «niji}firtiii« liim-'lf by cjuut*. lie tlinm» mil* a taoul, h*nu,t£ A .\ ,I \ ((\\ jH" i S^
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Address Eleventh Year
Editor The ledge:—On  my re-v
turn here from   a  recent  trip   to
Spokane my attention was directed
to an article in the World of October 16th, under the following head:
'' Exaggerated—Kepor ts of   Pc pi ar
made by Boomsters," being the reproduction of an alleged interview
had by the  Victoria  Times   with
William Fleet Robertson,   provincial mineralogist.   As the interview
was in many respects   misleading,
and by reason   of   Mr.   Robertson
mentioning two properties in which
I am interested, I desire to ask you
for space for this letter, a courtesy
I believe you will be kind  enough
to grant me.
The interview states, among
other things, that the rich gold
strikes at Poplar Creek have   been I ally charged with  ''booming."    If
tion of the province. Were they
discovered anywhere but in an
easily accessible locality—right on
the line of a railway—a rush would
have beeu started to(, the scene of
discovery unprecedented in the history of mining in the interior of the
Because the company I represent
went to the expen-e of collecting an
ore exhibit, of great value, and sent
it to the Kelson, New Westminster
and Spokane exlril/itions, where it
carried off the highest honors for
gold quartz and nugget displays exhibited at any of the three places,
and by reason of these awards obtaining, as was justly duo, much
prominence in the press, my company by inuendo at least is practic
estimated. I challenge Mr. Robertson, in his offical report, and
not in personal interviews to the
press, to tell the truth, and the
whole truth, of what he saw in the
brief period he spontatthe scene of
the strikes, and I venture to predict that he will say that the stir-
face showiugs of gold quartz ore
ranked with anything of a similiar
character yet found in the entire,
Trusting you will find space for
this, and thanking yon in advance
on behalf of the prospectors, claim
owners and promoters of the Lardeau district,*I*remain, yours trulv,
W."B. Pool.'
Ferguson, October 2(kh, 1903.
'l'UB    IMSSO    IN* - bANGfelt.
izon at the present time is the little
difficulty now being fought out by
capital and labor in some of the
camps. With this matter disposed
of, prosperity will settle upon the
mining industry as it has never
done before.
»nscEi,r.AN]:ocs anxisc xsws.
exaggerated; that tho provincial
mineralogist at the timo of his recent hurried visit made a very careful survey, of tiie said strikes,   and
a* J
that certain parties are booming
properties on the strength of the
phenomenal discoveries.
Two groups—tho Lucky Jack
and the Swede group—are mentioned in the interview. These two
properties are owned by the Great
Northern Mines, Ltd., of which I
am the'promoter.
I take emphatic exception to the
interview, if the provincial mineralogist has been correctly reported,
on the following grounds:
First, because Mr. Robertson being in the employ of thegoyenment
and sent by that government to examine Poplar Creek, had no right,
to give out in advance of his
official report, any information regarding the camp. Information
too that he must have known was
grossly misleading and capable of
doing irretrievable injury to that
section of the Lardeau.
Secondly, because Mr. Robertson,
as stated in the interview, did not
"make a careful survey of the
strikes," as he alleges, but on the
contrary visited only a fow claims,
and is therefore in no position to
give an intelligent opinion of the
section he was sent to report on.
Thirdly, that he can point to no
inining engineer; prospector, or
other person versed in the veriest
visited the scene of tlie strikes who
has not freely stated that their
phenomenally rich surface showings were not exaggerated in any
And fourthly, that by reason of
the said strikes Poplar and other
creeks were being boomed unworthily to attract capital for legitimate
mining investment.
At the time of the discovery of
the rich gold quartz veins at Poplar
creek, the strikes were regarded by
mining men and prospectors as tho
most phenomenal yet had in the
history of quartz mining in thiH see
the cost of sending this exhibit and
advertising to the world the richness
of the Lardeau is not a legitimate
method and a worthyueause to   attract capital to our section, then sir
the gentlemen associated with   ine
and myself may be classed by   Mr.
Robertson and the coast press   as
"boomers"—we certainly can stand
it.    Right here let me further add
—much as it may hurt the feelings
of our   worthy mineralogist—that
from now on my company, for one,
and many others interested in   the
camps of the Lardeau purpose, with
the aid of the press, to legitimately
and persistently "boom" the   Lardeau with a view of attracting cap-'
tal to this section of the   province.
We have already suffered too much,
lain too dormant and been too often
discouraged by the repeated efforts
of certain parties to   "throw   cold
water" on what   we  prospectors,
claim owners aud promoters believe
to be one of the richest sections   of
the richest province in the   British
Mr. Robertson is reported as saying: "The vast extent intersected
by strong, well-marked quartz veins
. . . impressed him as most favorably to the making of a thriving
camp," and further; "every foot of
ground in the vicinity^ has been
staked and nothing remains for the
newcomer.'' This f romjthc provincial mineralogist, who states he
"mado a very careful survey."
country. Here we have a known
mineralized belt lOOmilesin length
by three to six miles in width, only
one third of which I venture to
state has heen traversed by those
who delve into the hills for the
riches old mother earth has so carefully hidden away. It is my opinion, and I speak from an experience
of 13,years.as a practical prospector, one of the richest diversified
mineral belts in the whole province.
The riches and wealth of Poplar,
Tenderfoot and other creeks, in fact
tho minie-roiis camps of the entire
Lardeau district have not been over.
Tlie outcome of the financial legislation   for   the   Phillipines last
winter, it will he remembered, was
a determination to retire the  Mexican dollar us a legal   tender   and
replace it with a new silver coin,
minted in  the United  States and
known as the peso.     Thereupon,
the treasury authorities stinted  in
to buy silver for tlie new coin, and
did buy eight million ounces, paying about fifty-eight and a quarter
cents per ounce.    There have now
been   sent   to   the   islands about
seventeen    million   nine hundred
thousand dollars in pesos and ahout
a million more is ready for shipment.    A singular condition  has
now put a period to the operation,
and made it possible that the whole
issue of pesos may quickly find its
way to the melting  pot,  and  the
Phillipines be left without a circulating medium after January 1st.
The large purchases made by the
United   States,   coupled    with    a
heavy demand for silver in India,
and by France for her Asiatic possessions, and an active demand in
the London markets, have so enhanced the price of the white metal
that it is feared tlie silver in the
peso may soon be worth more than
its face value for bullion.    A  natural consequence would be that the
peso, as well as the Mexican dollar,
would be bought up by the Chinese
in the islands and shipped to China
to be recoined.    A further rise in
price of four or five cents an ounce
would make it a certainty. Another
factor which supports the expectancy of -mch a rise in the price, of
^HvtSniTthirTnovement to furnish
China with a metallic   currency.
The demand  from  that   country
would require more than  six  htm
dred and  fifty  million  ounces to
furnish a per capita circulation  of
one dollar.    The fluctuation in the
value of silver is quite, remarkable.
Ashcroft should look to its laurels. The Palmer Mountain Prospector says: "There has been con
siderable rivalry among the potatoes on the ranches around here
this season, with the result that
abnormal spuds have been a common sight. D. G. Chilson is the
last to harvest his crop, so far as
heard from, and he had to use a
stump-puller to get some" of them
out of the ground. All of the potatoes were unusually large. Five
weighed 21 pounds. He left one
at this office that weighed -ll pounds
ft did table service for several days.
—Vancouver Ledger,
Extra large potatoes are such a
common thing with Ashcroft grow
ers that a potato under five pounds
doesn't cause any comment. According to the Palmer Mountain
Prospector a 4A pound potato is
considered large enough in the section where it is grown to be tored
around the printing offices. We
don't think anyone in these parts
is bothering himself to lay aside the
five pound spuds that are so
common bnt now that the Vancouver Ledger seems to think another
place can grow as large potatoes as
we can we'll jus»t lay aside a few of
the large ones, and squelch its impudent insinuation. The largest
potato we could find this morning
weighed 4 pounds, 10 ounces and
had been dug for a month.—Ashcroft Journal.
Yuma and other points in Arizona have been advertised as the
hottest places in the world, but
they will have to yield supremacy
to Southeast Persia- where it borders
on the gulf. Statistics show that
for 40 days in, July and August the
temperature never fell below 100
degrees F. day or night.
A. zinc mine in Kansas or Missouri zinc fields can be operated at
a comparatively low cost. Many
have been opened and made producing mines at the expenditure of
less Than 810,000, some even lower.
Mining and milling eo^tsdonot exceed in instances more than aeouj le
of dollars per ton.
Franklinito is found at Franklin
Furnance, Xew Jersey, and thus
obtains its name. It much resembles magnetite. It. has a brown
streak though black in color. It i<
an oxide of iron, zinc and manganese and is valuable as a zine ore
and for making spiegellisen, an
alloy of iron and manganese used
in certain brands of steel.
Address- K.   GALLOWAY,
The Old Bookstore. Vancouver, B. (',
A*c Barber
The best Tonsorial  Establishment in
the Sloean.
Balmokal Blog,  Main St.," Sandon.
Throughout the world there is
annually lost one and one-quarter
tons of gold through the ahraison
of gold coins and in more plentiful
silver coinage it is estimated that at
least 90 tons of the metal i>- lost in
the same way. In reckoning the
world's consumption of gold and
silver apparently statisticans give
no thought to this great loss.
Is Iii diiimnd. Wi* lit , ur -iiinlriji* 1,5 Jiolri tfse
hf-t )i'iH!|ii>i) Hii.ifm.'.es mi'ii fli.f,. mi on (j. fur
lioiiUlii-i-.i* i« unit-ii-*i.,-_-r*i|,|i,-i-i. S'-nd fo> i-hKi-
loKiMM-out-'iiili:!.' 1-xtur.ini- ami ii.lniiur view? ui
tiioC-illi"-"' HuiMi-i:.-.
THK HLAlIi HL'.~l.VIv-s Col.l.KCK.
S|iuknne. Wash
BaRk of MeRtreal
Established !817
Capital (all paid up),
Reserved fund,
Undivided profits,
Head Office, Montreal
Kt. Hon. Strntlii'iiim nml Mount Um-nl.ti (! M li , Tri-dd-nt
Hun li  A  l)riuimi"i,il. Vi«'i--l,iv«iiliiit
K 8 ClouKtoii, OoiH'i-aI Milliliter
Branches in all partHof Canada, Newfoundland, tl rent Britain and the
I'nited Sl.itiH.
In 18:35 it was worth SI..'12, in
187:5 it sold for 81.29. By J SSI! il
had fallen to 81.10, and by 1893 to
78 cents. Last year the ratio of
silver to gold was HO. 15 to 1, and
now the government has stopped
buying'for fear the demand will
force the metal up to the exorbitant
price of sixty cents an ounce.
What can best be done for the
Phillipines under the circumstances
is being considered. One suggestion is to renew the bill offered last
winter extending tho United States
inonetaiy system lo the Mauds,
and another is to melt down tlie
new pesos and reeoin them with
increased alloy sufficient to prevent
tlieir being bought up for bullion,
—S. F. Argonaut.
Every ton of Atlantic water
when evaporated yields 81 pounds
of salt; a ton of Pacific water, 70
pounds; Arctic and Antarctic
waters yield So pounds to the ton,
and Dead sea water, 1S7 pounds.
Thus the quantity of salt in the
oceans.j is fully three per cent, of
their mass, and the Dead sea quite
seven per cent. As yet the ocean
has hardly been considered as a
source of salt supply, because of
the vast deposits of rock salt and
accessible wells of brine, from
Mohawkitc is only known in the
Mohawk mine, Kearsarge, Mich..
this being the only known occurence of this mineral in the world.
The ore was first discovered three
years ago and was mined up to a
few months ago when the ore body
gave out. Another body of Mohawkitc was recently struck in the
mine and it is probable further
shipments of the mineral will be
made to New Jersey where it is
treated for its copper imd silver,
the nickel contained being lost.
Is the leading hotel in Southern British Columbia.
It has ample accommodation for a large number of
guests, and the ideal position it occupies appeals
equally to any traveler as well as the tourist.
Drummers will find large sample rooms and all the
1_I conveniences of-thc-nioilerrrhotei; ■ —~
_cm fc<z>* w»c*W i-cw WTx 'q frcTw w**w h<%* P£
A visit to our TAILOlUNfJ EMPORIUM will give you an idea of
prevailing styles for FALL and WINTER Clothing. New line of
Suitings to select from.   Leave your order now for a Christmas Suit.
J. jR. Cameron.
Reco Ave, Sandon,B.C.
fleui Denver* Braneh,
A. Ui. Strickland
A it I ni; lliiiii<i.'i*r.
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A iiii-AMAiti wibntitiito Cor home to thone who travel.     It in
nitufttcil mi the nhore of I/iko Slocan, the ino*t h'-aiitiful
Jake in all America.     From its lialeoniei* and windows can
be seen the grandest scenery on thin continent.       The internal arrangements of the hotel are the revert'to telephone, all the, roouiH being plastered, and electric Mh at
the henA nt wvety ln*A wi'-n <«    ■' •    f • ♦!,    !., ....,.......,- '„.
the morninf.
The beet and ehenpent menh in the country are to be
found in the dining room. The house im run on nwnttMigmtll*-
itan principle*, and the pnieperror with Id- pack on his
back i« junt as welcome iih the millionaire with liis roll in
♦V- ,.,',,r,'?;. V.it-i.t$ h*,.. .I iioot-.ietti it-OS -i-fithti i.vur rtini proiei*-
The liquor* an* the \tent in the Slocan. and the hotel has
long been noted for its t'odi and game dinner-.
Tin'* i» the only firat-claM Iioiim' in the Lucerne of North
America. One look at the hinllord will cnuviinv any
Granger ehaf, tlw viiuul:* aie of fii-.-t-elaiM qu.Ui'i^, Uouiiih
nwirvinl by telegraph.
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MI were fn
LPjj w Iiit«* i
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Itimiiliiit hIiicc tin' ij'i'iit llii'. nml tilivuv* o «••!■
ii|> to iiiIiIuutIi!. C.ill In wli'ii veil "tn'lii- llu
•iilvi-r Ctly uiul n'l ii III In-.
Meal Ticket, $5.50 for $5.00
o. ii. Mrim.-vmi.
Aai'iil f'T lulniiil fMimi-IV, nf Kmii!uiiii*.
Thnt looks good, i* sold
for "Ah". ."Im'im's for 'J.'n- nt
Brick IIi/k:k     Nkw Dkxvki
On all sides there is evidence
that the mining industry wn<* never
in a more prosperous* condition,
says the Colorado Springs Mining
Record. During the past several
months there has probably been
more money pl.-u-i-d in the development of western mining enlerpri-r-*
llian ever bi'foi-i'. fJold minesImv
been and are being eagerly nought
hy the greatest financiers of the
country, as evidenced by tlieieifnl
clash of capital for the po>.>essioii
ofthe rich Cotir d'Aiene territory.
Small investors are continuously
bidding for Mo«-k in prospective
pio|io.sitioii>>, and indication* an-
that this money will  in   many  in-
htitllil'H   I cl III II    big    I'l'MlltM   tO    Illl'
investors.    Mining in the wci»t  is
ju«t itt iin iof.uiey, and tbi« investor
who invc»li),'jiti-s imd  then  invi^f
will seldom prove the I(»,»<r.     Not
only are the gold mine* and pto--
peels iii   a - prosperous condition.
ln.it   the   silver   mine*   art- lAn.^
worked mole vir'ot-iiiixh- »!,•!»■ ♦'>■••
have for  nune  tinn*  v*»*t-     '"'••'
white metal  has taken  on  witi;r*j
jfl | and it* soaring high.   The operator-1
j| .j'of hilvei niiiies are as a  remit en*
W Wl thusiastic over the future of their
* -*' f,f-o»,...itl,..,.-     IV.1 ....   .    ..:        .*■•'■
i      i '   I
Wiii<-rly big prtxiiii-en*of thej
metal, but which wen- forced j j;  p^ Lil'bschcr
down  owinu   to the I     '
Filbert Motel
BENNETT Hi M I'll I'll V, Proprietors
The Filbert is now the best hotel in the Slocan.      The Dining Room is
conducted on strictly first -class principle-.,    The rooms are
large, eoiiii'oil.ibh' and properly taken cue of.
Ei.i'.cnut' LimiT, Hot
A i ii.
We Set the Best Meal  in Sandon
M«"iU -Vl,'. Tir.|;eN  -7. M.iiu S|.
Sandon and lilsewhcre
In every niinin;? eamp  in
|)*al'!- ha- '"tahlMii-il a natue
I Ho-1 V IIAl.l.
h*-t !,ii>h*eher make n-i<it;
I'or you and ymi will io-vi i»!
be suti-fitd with anothi t i
"hi." He ha* the Mvii-hJ
lit;    hi* clothi"-  look  well.i
ll.i.v    " i ♦>      -.,. '   •.    11
Kii(*leii,i\,   thih great eompriny of  M*
( lhat w ill J s v * - as Inn;.? ;is the name nl i
iSSn-aii.     In Saiidnn, Man i;'i-r i ;.i ly j* oyer iiu   thi-alei: ii
ibe-t inc'iN obtainable.     Vim vi ill ahvav- lind   the
.M.at-; Salt, Fri'.-h and Smoked Fi-h; Jlaiu, U icon. S hi
! And uhen vou want Poultry in   sea-o'i.   or  i'.. j   y-k*   J
•et sin • S'j'i'.y t, •
i   l'i oil ,o,ii ,-.,i'
am«'hainl Laid.
•li ti...  i*   Oi-ll   It,
Fresh Eastern Oysters
hl'np a I'.oid over the 'ob.me li
H Henry Stege, Proprietor
•9r%t..,.m1*W ^HklBawvM^^^ ^^>™^^ ^^^fcmn^n"^^^
me clown  iiwinu   to tlie low i
¥ ¥! price that silver re:i< !e-il.  aie iio.v
|   } icMiining opi-aiiuns.    It ja thought
y w thnt thii new runAituui   off! n,n-
* gl tiriue. owing to the  f.-n-t that   the
II* I'rAteA State:: and Mi .u'm, tin- pin-
I  j Aneem ut ~H |wr n-«t of tbe world V
|)(Uilver output,  will  j.nilalilv   /*;•
r^pBr™**j*-   -m* opmfe for mtitiwln'lvanfagi". Tie-
—"—"p—>^-•-j only dark «pot on the inining hoi-
Wlitrttui'* I'n*. Tailor
UC&I i cv
A nderson
New Denver, B.C.
Slr..»nfr«l    Krf    !
h'M.fKi: V»ti>-«      l>.
lut.iJ-" a*«t;
- ... »<tv   inl.r
Ar" ?|te leading I'lumbn-of \ am-,,ijver
Wiite to tbem when :«ii> thin/ i- out of
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\>nte io Tin-in wneti aii\l!'i,<!/ j- out t.f pliHi i« THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., NOVEMBER 12, 1903.
JliLfciV^Tii  YLj>&
[Condensed advertisements, such as For Sale
\\ allien, host, Strayed, Stolen, Births, Deaths,
Marriages, Personal, Hotels, Le>;al,Medical,etc,,
ire iuserted when not exceeding it) words lor
th centi each insertion. Each live worda or less
)ver t.) words are tive cents additional.]
I and American plan. Meals, 25 cents. Rooms
t.nms c up to il. Only white help employed.
Nothing yellow about the pluce except tlie void
in ihe .ate. MALONE & TBEG1LLUS.
UADDKN HOUSK, NELSON, is contrallj;
Jl.   loi-ated and lit by electricity .
quarters tor tourists and old timers
millionaires  are equally  welcome,
MADDEN. Proprietor.
lt;;is head
Miners or
Meetings In the Union Hall 'ever* Friday e*t
nlni?at7-S0 VlMtlnir brethren cord ally nvlt|d
to att-nd. Dan IJuklkt. Noblf< Orarid,, J^B.
Lotkrino, Vice Grand; Jas. H. Thomisoji.
'pHB BOYAI. HOTKL, Nelson, is noted tor
w* the excellence uf lmeuUiiie. SOL JuH.S'S,
BAHTLKTT HOUSK,  formerly the ClarK
Is the best 41 a day hotel In Nelson.    Only
*ruit*e hell* employed.
rllK   EXCHANGE, In KASLO, has plenty
of airy rooms, and a bar replele with tunics
and bracers of mauy kind?.
'IMIK MAZE, In KASLO,  is  junt the place
L    for Sloean peoplo to tind when dry or In
inarch of a downy couch.
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MELVIN, Manufacturlnif Jeweller*
Oxpeit Watch Hi-palrer, Diamoud Seiter,
and Kii|,'rnvcr„ Mauufnotui-i.-s Chains, LockctB
* tut Hinifs. Workmanship unnmnteed equal to
any in Canada. Orders by mail solicited. Box
■Mi). Sandon.
Regular Communicatlnn held the first Thursday in each month In Masonic Hall at 8 p. u>.
Sojourning brethren nre cordially Invited to attend.   jAMm M   Barton, Secreta-y.
NO. 9T,  W. F. M.
ery SAT
Meet* every SATURDAY evening at 7:S0, In
ore purchased and the foreign matte
converted, but these items together
probably do not represent an outlay
of more than §50,000. Deducting
that from the total costs, leaves a
balance of §1,086,835.82 as the
total cost of mining and smelting
Granby ore. or $3.67 a ton. Figuring the net value of the ore at
$4.34 it shows that there was a
margin of 67 cents a ton as profit
for the company. With its new
smelter complete and handling
2,000 tons of ore a day, the Granby
company should be able to make a
profit of at least $505,000 a year, if
price of copper holds up.—Mining
World.     ,
Meets every Wednesday evening at « o clock
In Ihe I'vthliin Ca.nlo Hull. Sandon Sojournm--'
brethren wiil receive a l'ythiaii "■elc.Hne. K.
H.Gonno.i.C.O.    Ai.krkd J. Hall, K. K. *h-
OHN  MoLATCHIK,   Dominion and
vlnclal Land Surveyor.   Nelson, B. C.
Wholesale   Merchants,
ers in Butter, Euijs, Cheese
Fruit,Nelson, B.C.
1'roduce and
A     II  HEYLAND, Enmneor and Provincial
,/Y..   Land Surveyor.   KASLO
?   L.  VMKISTIK, L. L. B., Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public.    Vancouver, B. C.
ML, GKIMMKTT, t,. L.  «., Barrioter,
,   Solicitor, Notary Puhlie.     Sandon, B. C
Ur*ueh Otllce at New Denver every Saturday.
Insuranoe «Sc Real Estate
.    Insurance Agent*.
MITCHKLt,   * CO.    Fir
Dealers in Real Estate
Mining Properties. Houses to rent and Town
Lots for Sale.
HALCYON  HOT 9PRIN08 SANITARIUM.   The most complete ll r ft |  TII
m the Continent of North Ameri- n LH L I li
na. Situated midst scenery un- n T O fl D T
rivalled for Grandeur. Boatlnir, II LOU fl I
Flslilnt; and Excursions to the many points of
Interest. Telegraphic communication with all
parts of the world; two mails arrive and depart
«vcry day. Its hathes cure all nervous and
muscular diseases; Its waters heal all Kidney
Liver and Stomach Ailments of every name.
The price of a round-trip ticket between
New Denver and Halcyon, obtainable all the
year round and (food for MO days, Is SS.35. Halcyon Springs, Arrow Lake, B. C.
L near Ward St
. NVlson. B U THK HOL-
S. KASHDALL, New Denver, B. C,
Real Estate and Mineral Claims for Sale. Claims
represented and Crown Granted.
■THKKlNli'S IlOTKLiii Ferj.'usrinisacheer-
1 ful home for all travelers to the Lardeau.
■THE HOTEL KKROUSON is tlm home of
1 Slocan people when they are iu Ferguson.
MCDONNEL & BLACK, Proprietors,
Has had 17 years experience in dental work, and
imkej) a simoi.iity of Gold Bridge Work, Visit
made to the Slocan regularly.
O-exieral   Store.
BKITTANN'IA    HOTKL lathe old-
; In tin
always welcome.      ULVIN BTOS,
est and the bestin the Lardo^  Gold seekers
7|iHK QUHENeS'"~H*il'i*Eij_iuw-TrOUt:=--LaKe
J 1ms ample accommodation for a largo number of guests,      ABRAHAMSON BROS.
f T. KKLLY, THREE FORKS, dealer In
•), Groceries, Dry Goods, Etc., Goods Shipped all over tho Slocan.
Mcpherson & hurley
With ore worth only $4.34 a ton,
the  Granby  company  of British
Columbia maniaged to make a profit
at the rate of 81 per ton on all the
ore treated in its great smelter at
Grand FoiIch during the past year,
'llie record is perhaps unparalleled
in the history of mining.     It was
made possible only through the magnificent system of treatment and
the  numberless   economies   that
have been utilized at tho Granby
works.   Even then it would not
have been possible wero it not for
an   nre  that   is   practically   self-
iluxiiig   and   natural    conditions
\yhirli are hard to   surpass,    The
financial report of President S. II.
(\ Miner, submitted to tbe Granby
t-toukholders at tlieir untiual  meeting iu Montreal the past   week is
not a very satisfactory document,
iutiHuuu'li :vj it Anon tint ga into detail sulli.'ii'nt to v'over the mil op-
erations of the company.     lK-*pit«*
this, however,   the   vital   fact   i*
brought forth that the  company
lluvu not auKlcri to the
quality of our j;wk
nor to our price*. But
our bijj store in thc
Clover lllock, has tul-
AoiA innoh to tho mi-
xionvtiwon    at   Thuv*.
made net profits during the /ear of
$295,403.50  and  treated 205,820
tons of Granby ore.   It should not
be imagined,   however,   that the
profits all como from   the  Granby
ore.   Tho big Granby corporation
is engaged not only in mining, but
in smelting and supplying power.
It paid $72,954.0(5 for foreign ore,
chiefly silica from Republic,  used
in converter linings.   It also paid
$700,004.54 for matte   purchased
and converted into blister copper.
Hoth deals are highly important
and   profitable   functions  of the
Granby    company's   affairs,     It
probably received about $950,559.-
05 from tho sale  of   tho  ore and
matte which it purchased.     From
President Miner's statement it appears that the  company  received
82,232,741.12   from  the   sale   of
met lis.   Deducting 8950,000 ns the
selling value of ores   purchased,
there is a balance of $1,282,182.07
as the probable value of the met ills
produced from tbe Granby group
of    minex.       These     shipments
amount to 195,820 tons, or a probable average of $4.34 a ton.    President Miner carefully refrains from
giving  any   specific   information
upon tbat point,  but the figures
would appear to be aliout correct.
Tbe total value of the Hiiit*H«-r product, it   if   explained,   represent*
the   net  proceeds at the Granby
works, after deducting freight  on
hU«U»r copji'T to New York and et-
trncting, refining nml other chnrges
It would appear that the average
price for copper realized   by tiie
Granby company wan a trifle les*
than II cents a pound.     The total
Now that the lead bounty act
has received the royal 'assent and
lias become the law of the land,
some discussion has arisen as to
the exact terms of the measure,
and the act is reproduced again
It will be noted that the act contemplates the issuing of regulations
by the governor-general-in-council,
and \V. A. Galliher is now remaining on at Ottawa, for the purpose
of assiting in the framing of the
regulations in question.
Tli" act provides:
Tho governor-general-in-council
may authorize the payment of a
bounty of 75 cents per 100 pounds
on lead contained in lead bearing
ores mined in Canada, such bounty
to be paid to the producer or vendor
of sucn ores:     Provided that the
sum to be paid   as   such bounty
shall not exceed $500,000 in any
fiHcal year:    Provided,  also,  that
when it appears to the satisfaction
of the minister charged with the
administration of this act that the
price of pig lead in  London,  England exceeds £12, l@s. sterling per
ton   of   2,240   lbs.,  such   bounty
shall be reduced by the amount of
such excess.
Payment of said bounty may be
made from time to time to the extent of 60 per cent upon smelter
returns showing that the ore has
been delivered for smelting at a
smelter in Canada. The remaining
40 per cent may be paid at the
close of the fiscal year upon evidence that all such ore has been
treated in Canada.
—2f—If-at the-close-of-auy-year_it
appears that during the year the
quantity of lead produced, on
which the bounty is authorized,
exceeds 38,333 tons of 2,000 pounds,
the rate of bounty shall be reduced
to such sum as will bring the payments for the year within the limit
mentioned in section 1.
3. If at any time it appears to
vthe satisfaction of fcbe governor-iu-
couicil that the charges for the
transportation and treatment of
lead ores in Canada are evcessive,
or that there is any discrimination
which prevents tho the smelting of
such ores in Canada on fair and
reasonable terms, tha governor-in-
council may authorize the payment
of bounty at such reduced rates as
he deems just, on the lead contained in such ores mined in Canada and exported for treatment
4. If at any time it appears to
tho Batisfrfltlon of the governor-iir
council that products of lead are
manufactured in Canada direct
from lead ores mined in Canada
without the intervention of tlu*
smelting process, the governor-in-
council may make such provision
as he deems equitable to extend the
benefit of this act to the producers
of such ores.
5. The said bounties shall cease
und determine on tho 30th day of
June, 1908.
ll. The governor-in-council may
make regulations for carrying out
the intention of this act.
7. Chapter 8 of tho statutes of
1901, intituled "An act to provide
for the payment of ImunticH on lead
refined in Canada," is repealed.
stated whether it took one or two
days' production to fill the measure. The diamond mines of South
Africa are wonderfully rich in
nature's most beautiful and wonderful gem. It is well that a powerful company controls the mines,
regulating the output and likewise
Old Uncle Ben Wanted to have
his portrait painted, but he did not
care to pay very much for it.
"Surely that is a very large
sum," he said, when the artist
named the price.
The artist protested and assured
him that, as portraits went, that
was very little to ask.
Uncle Ben hesitated. "Well,"
he said, "how much will it be if I
furnish the paint?"
p. J. Eobertson & Co., of Nelson sell furniture eyery day except
i\   Baker St. Nelson, B. C.
Help of all kinds
P.O. Box,465.
Staple and Fancy
Agent for
BY VIRTUE of a writ of Fieri Facias to me
directed and delivered against the §pods
and chattels of the Queen Bess^ Proprietary"Cpm-
tne    -    -   - ■       ••—
 , - d and will sell at my
next to the Court House, Inthe City of Nelson,
lie suit of The
pany, Limited, at	
treal, I have seized^and will sell_at m.
ank of Mon-
B. Con-
Friday, the 13th D»y of November, 1903
At 11 o'clock in the forenoon, the following or
sufficient thereof to satisfy the judgment debt and
°1&tW&U Queen B^ss Proprietary
Company. Limited. In the mineral claim*
••Mentor,'- "Mentor FnacUon," "Second Intension," "Bess rractlon," -Queen Fraction,"
"American Girl," and "Young Dominion Frae-
tion," a l situate in the Slocan Mining Division
of the West Kootenay District, and recorded in
the ofice of the Mining Kecorder .t New Denver,
B. C and also the following goods, namely.
1 Stores, mine tools aiid accessaries, ox-
General Stores, mine tools aud
tures and fittings, ore saoks, mhw »""J^U'"^T
fixtures and fittings, assay »PRltance8S°lc,?n«
ures, rails and cars, two hoilem and fittings,
Pelton wheel, flume ll«e. pipeline, one S-B, Rand
drill with column and «««"»».. p0™?,^?!!:
duplex hoist, air receiver, quantity Sln.lilpe with
fitting*,S-in. Globe valve, 10-lu. air pipe, Wn.
pipe, 2-1 n. plpi
'All the above general
[sandcha'telsare at
the Queen Bess (
Donver.   An inventory oi nm BW"°."i"*i-*srvvK
may be seen at the offlco of the Sheriff of, South
Kootenay, Nelson.
Terms of sale are cash.     g p TUCK
Sheriff of South Koolenay.
Nelson, B. C, «nd November, loos.
"Our air mattresses," said D. J.
Robertson, "are all filled in tbe
mouths of April, May and June.
That accounts for their remarkably
resilient qualities." "Is the air of
those months better than others?"
"They are the spring months, you
The Daily Mining record, in the
issue of October 23, has the following in regard to the strike situation
at Cripplj Creek:   "Cripple  Creek
district, lesB than three months aj.o
acknowledged to be   the best  organized and stongest union rrining
camp on the North Americancontin-
ent, is now to all intents and purposes non-union.''    The statement
isfollowed by further allegation that
there   have  been   serious  breaks
from all unions affiliated with the
Western Federation of   Miners   to
that districe.
P. O. Box 296.
Phone 179
and agents for
Our Special,
El Condor,
Do you want the news of the
approacing session free? Subscribe
for the Victoria Daily Times for
1904, and receive the paper free
until the end of this year. This
offer is for cash in advance subscribers to the Daily (S5.) or the
Twice-a-week (81.) Full and impartial reports, half-tone cuts of
members, cartoons and corridor
gossip. Four page comic supplement every Saturday. Remit to
the Times, Victoria.
Monogram,     Marguerita,
El Justillo,
Tuckett's Union Label
Karnack T.&B. V. C
Corner Alexander Street and Columbia AvouOo.
Vancouver, B. C
To H, EUMMKLKN, or to whomsoever he may
have truiisfurrcd his Interest In the Soho
mineral clnlm, situated in the McGluican
BuhIii. Slocau Ml ing Division, West Kootenay Mining Division,
YOU aro hereby notified that I have expended
$102.60 In labor and improvements upon the
above mentioned mineral claim under the provisions of the Mineral Act, and if within tin days
from tlie'date of this notice you fail or refuso to
contribute your proportion of the above-
mentioned sum, which ls now due, together
with nil costs of advertising, your Interest In the said claim will become the
property of the undersigned under Section 4 of
tho "Mineral Act Amendment Act 1900.''
Kaslo, B. C, October ft, 1903.
Over Wallace-Miller block, Baker
St., Nelson. Special yearly contracts for Pressing, Repairing and
Cleaning. Goods called for and
-Tents and awn^
ro THOMAS M. RAE,  or to whomsoever he
may have transferod his Interest in the Royal
.Five, Luke View, and Jeiinln mineral claims,
situated on Goat Mountain, Si. can Mining
Division, West Kootenay District.
VTOU are hereby notified that we have expended
1   S5M.U0 in labor, Improvements and'survey,
upon the above named mineral claims, under
die provision of the Mineral Act, and If, with(n
90 days from the date of this ?iotice, you fail or
refuse to contribute your ptroportton of the above-
mentioned sum, which is how due and payable,
together with all costs of advertising, your In
rarest In the said claims will become the property of the undersigned under section 4 of tho
Mineral Act Amendment Act. 19H0.
edw'd hunt,
duncan d. macdonald,
dan ,t. matheson.
Vancouver, B. C, Sept. 10th. 1903.
More details of the strike at the
Salida smelter, Colorado, bring the
imformation tliat the company has
tried the eight hour shift for two
months, paying furnace men $2.75.
The management then concluded
there was nc profit with this work
and returned to the twelve hour
shifts, agreeing to pay S3.50. Allj
of the men did not strike, and
later Borne who went out returned,
so that a portion of the furnaces
are yet running.
Horace J. StoveiiB, the Houghton copper expert, estimates that
in ten years tho copper production
of tho world will l*vve to be
doubled to meet the growth of demand based upon the ratio of increase maintained for the past few
vears. Following this statement,
lie surveys the mining field to determine where it is to be had.
ings made to order.
General Draying: Mining Sup \
plies and Heavy Transport-
ation a Specialty.
Coal & Wood for Sale
Saddle Horses and Pack *.ainuiis.
Feed Stables at New Denver.
One of the Prettiest Places in Kootenay
Thi New Denver Market Garden. Sixth Street?
Seventy fruit trees, nearly all bearing; all kinds
small  iruits, strawberries,   raspberries,   goost-
harries, red currents, etc.    Flower garden with
choice varieties of roses and otlwr plants for
cuttjiiKrfi2,Amarket._ All_underthoroughcul
tlviuTon, and^erfcCtty tWig_at"edrTvith_coi,liOTti"—
able (hvellinu house, wowfrhed. storeroom and '
out buildings.    For further particulars apply K)
WM. ANDERSON, New Denver, B.C.
CLAUA   MOOIt   Mineral Claim,
Sitmrtein the Slooa» Mining Division of Wetf-
Kootenay   DWtriot.       Whew    located
On Gold Creek, about one-half mile from
Slocan Lake
-TAKE NOTICE, that I, A..R. Fluglaiul. FM.
JL   C. Ko. B iMi'.ms.liiwml,uo dnys fnnn tlie date
hereof, to aaaly to the Wining Recorder (or
ft-c-ertftlcate of Improvements, for the puniostsof
obtaining n crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice lhat action under Stx.
37 must Im commenced before the Issuance of such
certilieate of knprovenif uts.
Dated this Wi.ri day of October A I). 100S.
SMOKE '  '
1'1IILAI1KI.I'1IIA   NO.   «   Mineral Claim
Rltuate Hi the Slocan Mining Division of
Wiist Kootensy District, where located:
Ou divide between Klfinell and Granite
creeks, about 1) miles southwesterly from
There is in sight fully 10,000,000
tons of diamond bearing blue
ground in the min** of the I)e-
limTt* iiiiiMjlidatiil milieu company.
Snub Africa. The older mini* of
tin' rniiipjiiiy, the DeHeers and
KimlM'rly, have but a few million
tons t-tw'li in t*ii>bt, but in the newer
properties, the Premier mteie htm
the great total of I7,5(X),<«-M) ton*,
and the Utilfontein mine 15,000,-
[(KM) tons in sight    Thus the IV-
A party of engineers is employed
on the final survey of the rail iine
to connect Tonopah with tho outside world. Rails are being purchased of the Southern Pacific, anil
three narrow gauge locomotives
have been secured already. The
engineer in charge thinks that
within five months the work will
be finished.
Capitalists can procure a working
bond upon an excellent silver pro-
Kntv bv sending their address  to
ix 452, Nelron, B. C.
The beer made at tlie New York
brewery in Sandon is pleasant to
take and does not distress the
Cttadbourne & McLaren
Ore shipped to Nelson will be cure-
tullv looked attcr.
NELSON,    " -      -      -      B. C
the Thompson group.
VKE NOTICE that I. K. 8. Clements, acting
-■ agent for 0, S l'rescott.free miner*-' ccr-
No. BtiiOM, F. L. t'rewott. F. M. C. No.
Ullcate \.w, *....»• -, .. ~ -... .
07IKWS itiiil W.A.Cniilen, V. M U. No. «.VS».
IntMid, sixty d»ys from the dste hereof
.0 apply to the Mining Recorder for • Certiticate
if Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
t Crown Grunt of the above ulalin.
Aiid further take notice that action, under me*
Hon 37. mint lie commenced liefore Ihe issaanci
of such Certilieate of Improvement*.
Ni-ltoii, II.C.
' PatedWi'Tiit day of August, A. IM«U.
p.o.box ae NEW DENVER,
ANH.1. IIAHDV «*CO. AitvirtUIngOm
. il
te »c*n free of charge
...  irsctors and >U'w»tinrri'ii«iiiilcnu, «o►"•«*!
street, lioiiiliin, K. ft., Ktiglamf
A illeof ihl,ii»i*rc»n        -
i,r vl'ldirs t'» l/»>»»n, U, whom sulvlce gratis
1 wllll» given If ri-qulrw:
metallic  output  of   the
MflHUT   ftHloutilrU   lo    i^,,i,n,iti***^i»i.*rtw**i*tn*.*i*y   .»***.   **t*
toU ui anv i-vniu'i, »i7,o:..usjyyyx.A.',-.^ i,*j itiwi>.
Keep^Floor Warm
Nii.eknthw-ot all winter ailments eome from poorly carpeted
Ibtor*. With proper precaution*, many of the palnn from which no
many suffer Kt this time of yettr ckii lw prevented. We have a complete stock of Linolctimn, Oil Cloth?, Matting*, Brussels and Ingrain
Carpet*. Hugs, etc.    You cannot do better.       A Big Shipment of
Carpet*. Hug*,
N«w Goods will be opened next week.
9:00 a m. Lv.   KASLO An. 3:15 j» vn
11:25 a. m. An. SANDON Lv 1:00 p. m,
5.00 a. m. Lv. NELSON An. 7:1& p. m.
8:40 ft. m. Aa.   KASLO Lv. i*M p. ra.
TkktU »sv!4 io aU p*rt» ot tbt United
Stat** •ud r«nmU via Grtut North-era
and O. U ft N. Company'* Unci.
ipVnr farther particular* call o» or ad-
ROBERT IKVINft. M*n»<r*r, Ka»lo,
, |ltlUt
iDil'fi roil"
imi r
Our goixls now look as';m„WH „( „;ivt<r amj «r»,iai ounce*
pKKi us they really t\rc.\t,t geM.      While the giade <vf
Call on   ns  ill a   (ew <iranlf   ore   in apparently   only
'.AAA-'       ^V°  iri'ii .>yiiW..'Hiil'iti ««   tlu*   vaht<*   itt  thi*
how  nh'ulv we,f-mi'lu'''ii,:il,i«"'Y''lH mtni' limlil
t ^ »"*' *   .-.   •>, * *r** •» •» »        i—       .   .1..,,,     »,
to SCO   i.u«    nirui,  ««  N,.w York i,..otatio.i«, which wouhl
anslixwl for bUHiness. u, p^.m^'ikiut ?r> « ton.    The
Full line of rubber
IttUlKV lH
oopjif-r at
jjixjuuJ Ui work.    \h the eaj,*dly
fii-r \pi"t\iltst>% the gmun-fl Anm, not I
e«.e«'«il .1.000,000 toim per year, wcj   ^*m    a   | /"% !
v.m n>A;is.siiri'il tlmt the (lininomlj   fif^jjTCM \+\\
pn^'iiii'lion im Hiitc lur Mi 'n*»iMi  um
yt-ntv to c-*»tn*-.    A* a matter of en-
tcrtainincnt tnme. nt the Dfllctmi
the ilitTci'ciica bittweenj riiia^iay dti wti>r.-« had n meni*nre\
11 rents, which is alaout- (priibably a IumIh-1) Illl*?il witlulu-
1     CL  TT^tL^,  !    «i. .th«V;e<«^ rcaliwil hv thc Oranhy1 nionils j"u*l to w*- how many run
gOOttS &  EatS' JUSt eom\miyiiuAl.lei-nU,   which to	
ol   lH;UilOll»U   the   inea^nie    \miviUI
hold.   The numh^r of  f.Uamon«1«i| aa!
\toeti n»*tr the prevailing price in
New  Ynrlt.     The aniiiial   report taken to fill tlie mea-urc  wa-
■untittti that the total working ex-saiil.    It-.is therefore left   fnr
miue and *me!w*r wftt* i curious t<i make thc ihe. -mm-e
J. t5. iJlWI I rl  OC KrKJa 'n,i:Vi,^K).H-J.     That, o! court*,||#rimeni.     It would   al*o   have
tie,*/ Denver, B. C* ' cy>t<t* iht twA. e,t irthi'mg fwrfiga-i t-teien <tA TO*a-th 6tti.tiw**<. h*A it htfetti-
HtWMI* wunociiicd
.Miw.il iinij rttiowevuHi t;m -j- *"j££*jjjy£3 iiid SUPPLIES
Love  in   Nelson,
Thia picture reprewnt* a nightly
noma in
old »tory in ever new. Tho young
man in happy Ixk-vjko hia litwt girl
faun the delicately perfnmwl alniiap-
phere, while he aita «r«nelyf well
knowing that hia itmim.-u\ftVe ali'itt,
lfO*mm n s« t\rme np at. ih%
Kootenay Steam Laundry
and will not break even if the aitoa*
tion l»ecome« c-ritiml.
r»» WttimlatUt fttwd, V»oci,u»«f, » C
*> y
MttSON. a


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