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Price, $2.00 Year advTnc»
Gen^aT N^V/s FToat
In and About the Slocan and Neighboring Camps
that are Talked About.
John Cadden has taken a residence
in Three Forks.
W. E. Boie has bought a house and
will Bottle in Slocan City.
Eri Thompson will spend tho summer at Kayak in Alaska.
Mike .Ryan, formerly of Three Forks,
is now an alderman in Dawson.
Born—In New Denver, Jan 14,1908,
to Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Cropp, a daughter.
The Sandon curlors are "sooping"
and whooping it up in Rossland this
The renewal of all the saloon licenses
in Sandon indicates that hope is not
Geo. L. Pedlar, Eye Specialist, will
fit glasses at the drug store Saturday,
Jan. 24.
It is reported that the Lanyon Zinc
company is negotiating for a lease of
the Lucky Jim.
The people of Slocan are making_an
~effofD~f0^eraJbfan(:irT5f tlio "Crown
bank in their city,
Coal is scarce in some Kootenay
towns owin» to the C. P. K. being unable to furnish cars.
Tho American Boy is shipping to
East Holoua, having tmado a contract
with tho Smelter trust.
Harry Low and Bob and Dave Sloan
will spend tho balance of the winter in
Carleton Place, Ontario.
The sun took a look at Sandon the
other day, much to the surprise of the
citizens who woro out of boa.
Mrs. A. Carey is offering tho peoplo
of Silverton groat bargains in Groceries.
Her stock is choice, fresh and clean.
Tho rebellion at Slocau City is resting
easily this weok. Tho next conflict
should bo fought with snow or shingles
Tho New Xork brewery at Sandon is
still producing beer, oven if silver has
hidden itself in tho sump of low prices.
Rov. Mr Wright, of Nelson, will occupy tho pulpit in tho Presbyterian
church next Sunday morning and evening.
Paddy Murphy has sold his interest
in the Filbert, and Wm. Bennett is now
sole proprietor of that popular Sandon
Tho leases havo run out on the Queen
Bess. There is plenty ol ore In thc
mine aud tho company is working seven
John Gable and George Purdy havo
left Sandon for Manitoba, where they
will grow wheat and possibly bocomc
8locan City Is short of coal. There
need not ho any suffering from void ko
long aa thu hot air generator te iu
working order.
Tho Franklin Stamp Works of Van*
coovcr is not inclined to pay its hills,
and is entitled to a place in the dead-
beat directory.
John A. Macdonald lias shaken tlie
Sandon Siiow from his boots and gone
to vamp at Fertile until tho roses bloom
again in tho Slocan.
The main shaft on tho Iron Horse Is
down 800 feat.   The cloning of thu Ko
terprlso has deprived this property ol
power for Its drills.
Como to Williams' storo at New Don*
▼er when you are thy of tobacco aad
wish a smoke that will lift yon into the
top atopo of a pleasurable existence,
Tha Monitor works three right-hour
shifts without any trouble. Thiamin*
ii under excell.nt management nnd
paid & 10 per cent. dlvWiuul lunt year.
The WaV-nan A 9,lrtfnn train  wa* ni*
tlmt last Saturday. Jt is such anun
the K. & S. will buck when it comes to
a green  woodpile,  but stops
where the fuel is seasoned.
usuai iiiinn iim. Hon tuati cat tier uu**«**i
it, and the cos*t mail was carried to
John Dean Is mayor of Rossland; Dr.
Roan of Nelaon; M. L. Orlmmett of
H*T\dnn- F V.   Arrbar rit Kanln- wWto
A. York gulden the municipal whetl In
Slocan City/
Times will Improve before many
moons wane, and now is the time to
•fold the roah and buy furniture while
D. J. Robertson & Co. of Nelson have
time to wait upon you and yours.
The long drawn out rase of Harris v.
Kerlln ha* been settled in favor of
Harris If Sandon real estate was as
valuable now as It has been tbe case
would probably stlil be alive.
Even a lo-cemoli?* can bo iralnel.
An explosion at tho Hamilton Powder
Works at Departure Bay, near Nanaimo, last week, saved funeral expenses on ten Chinamen and two whites,
besides making kindling wood of two
of the factory buildings,
A Social will be given by the ladies
of the congregation in the Presbyterian
church next Tuesday evening. A cordial invitation is extended to aU. There
will be no charge. A good evening's
entertainment will be provided.
Curley Robinson is in Dawson having
a hot time with the thermometer at the
551 post. Curley says that Dawson is
the best newspaper town in the world,
and Canadian politicians so rotten in
that burg that the people aro running
a Jap in self-defense.
Camp thieves are numerous along
Springer creek. The Exchange was
tapped a few days ago for about everything that was in the cabin and about
tho mine. The thieves climbed to the
property on snowshoes, showing a zeal
worthy-ofa*better~canseT" "~   —
The silver-lead deputation, consisting
of John L. Retallack, Geo. G. Potter
and G. O. Buchanan, met the representatives of the consumers of lead nnd
manufacturers of paint at Montreal last
weok and settled upon a bafeis upon
which they would ask tho Dominion
Government to increase the load tariff.
Michael Murphy, who has been working at the Surprise mino, came to Knslo
a week ago in order to voto at the election. The same evening his house
burned down and his infant son perished
in the flames. The generous people of
Kaslo, ever ready to help those in distress, collected nearly $800 and offered
It to Murphy, but ho refused it by the
last accounts that reached this oflice.
A total of 83,875,000 was found in undelivered lottors by tho dead letter
officials of tho Post-office department of
England, last year. In tho same way
the Postmaster-General of Canada reports that $180,098 waa found. Your
name and address printed on your envelopes will avoid any loss in this way.
And then, too, you can help draw tho
eyes of the world this way, if you invest a dollar in Now Denver stationery,
Sandon has a hockev team that should
win Billy McAdams and Fred Ritchie
are stage managers of it, but that is
not its strongest point. Tho Sandon
toatu has a preacher playing with it
who is an all-round athleto and knows
how to be one of tho boys without losing .the 'grace of God, that Is, in his
heart- If tho conferences would send
out a few more sky-pilots like this one,
instead ot shipping west n lot of recluses, the church would bo more re
spoctcd around tho mining camps, says
a correspondent In tho city up the
The contest for the mayoralty of Kaslo
was a fierce ono. Tho cry was raised
that Hob Green was backing Garland
and thu content took on a political cast,
with tlm result that F. 15. Archer was
elected bv a majority of 12 votes. Kaslo
people are usually energetic and they
showed it in this election. Bets were
freely made nnd after the voles were
counted wine flowed Ilka blood at a
Donnybrook fair, white the local paper
came nut with a beautiful picture of
the new mayor on the frontpage. The
cut was an evidence of his forethought
and confidence.
The white cat tins deserted the Paystreak print shop in Sandon. During
tho thins that J. Peck MacSwatn whs
away on his holidays the cat became
melancholy, and having noticed In tho
paper that tha Filbert was setting up
Sood meals, she crossed thu road and
as never returned. Another feline now
graces Sandon's thought factory, but
she has a despondent appearance. Tho
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Amongst the various expedients** to
which the tourists of the present day
have recourse is the indulgence of whatever hobby is uppermost in their minds.
The one idea being to obtain the greatest amount of amusement and at the
same time treasure up a store of memories- of the various localities through
which they have passed. The advent
ot the kodak rendered possible the
portrayal of the grandeur of many a
lofty mountain peak or glassy lake.
The acquisition of the head or skin of
some mighty denizen of the mountain
fastness, has enabled many a tourist to
describe thrilling adventures in which
he was the hero. Everywhere he goes
a new and glorious panorama is spread
out before him and he seeks for something to keep as a souvenir of the occasion. Many whose inclinations lead
them to look with favor upon the smaller
wonders of creation, will gather and
press some wild mountain flower, often
obtained onlv by climbing to heights
where the clouds kiss the countrv rock.
Others again are touched with admiration for the bright-hued butterflies
that flit and flutter from flower to
flower in many a mossv glade, and a
longing to posses these lovely creatures
becomes uppermost in their minds.
Many leading scientific men can look
back upon their first specimens whose
acquisition only increased the desire for
further specimens, and a more complete
knowledge of the wonders produced by
The wonderland of the Kootenays,
which has been endowed by nature
with no stinted hand, is the home of
many of of the rare insects and flowers
beauties is constantly bringing new
specimens to those who love tlie work.
In connection with this article it can
be mentioned that Miss Blackmail, of
Kaslo. ia an enthusiastic botanist and
has, a beautiful collection of rare mountain flowers. Among her collection is
the Hemieva Violacea. This is a small
blue flower, and has never been found
in Canada, except in the mountains
near Kaslo.
W. J. Cockle of Kaslo has ono of the
most extensive collections of moths and
butterflies in Canada. Mis cabinets
contain over 700 varieties, many of them
entirely new to science Amongst Mr.
Cockle's most highly prized specimens
may bo included tho following nocturnals:
Platarctia parthenos, cossus undosus,
lopisesia flavo faciata, Lopisesia ula
luimu, scotogumma iiiconeinna, porigia
veterata, merolonche spinea,oncocnemis
barlsii, carnaades vulplna, hydroecla
palest-ens, niamestra petita, plusia ex-
celss, plusia scapularis, strecnia mini-
cina; strechia nornialis, nnd several
species new to science, which await description, in the hands of eome of the
leading entomological authorities.
Tho director cf the U. S. mint has
given out the preliminary estimate of
tlio production of gold nnd silver in tho
United States for 1902. The production of gold was, according to his
figttros, $80,852,070, an increase of only
$034,270 over that of 1001. Tho produc-
tion of silver is estimated to have been
8511,010,025, a decrease, according to the figures given hy tho
U. S. geological department, of $1,752,-
175, According to the official report of
the U. S. geological survey, the production of gold in 1G01 was 830,213,820,
and of silver $95,702,200, so that if Mr.
Roberts' estimate Is nearly correct tho
falling off in the production of silver
was heavy. California Is credited with
$17,124. 041 In gold, an increase of
W8&.&97 over 1901, The silver production of California Is given in the report
for 1002 au $l«0.703 commercial value
Tlie gold dredging Industry and Iho
Increasing Interest taken In gold mining In California is adding yenrlv to
the output of Iho precious metal. The
estimate! of tho production for tbe other
Paciiic Coast Hiatus and territories for
the past year is given by the director of
the mint as follows: Alaska, gold, $7.-
82:1,793, sliver, $:M OM; AriMiia, gold,
$4,155,009, silver, $1,(180,100; Novada,
gold, $3,514,212, silver, $8,514,212; New
Mexico, gold, $Gb8,4U0, silver, $208,002;
Oregon, gold, $1,800,405, silver, |«3,000;
The grand total of the value of metallic and non-metaliic substances produced in the United StateB from Domestic ores during 1902, after allowing tor
dublications, was$1,360,344,147, ascom-
pared with §1,198,938,597 in 1901, an increase of 13 per cent for the year, says
the Engineering and Mining Journal,
of Now York. The total value of metals was $569,149,785, as compared with
$496,155,923, an increase of 15 per cent.
The value of the production of non-
metallic substances was $886,694,362, as
compared with $796,411,835, an increase
of 12 per cent.
The quantity of copper produced in
1902 was 669,855.006 pounds, valued at
$78,630,453, as compared with 609,178,-
212 pounds, valued at $87,800,515. The
quantity of metallic copper imported
during the eleven months ending Nov.
1902, was 86,458,478 pounds, valued at
$11,126,829, as compared with 67,880,676
pounds, valued at $10,800,430 during
the corresponding period of the previous
Tho quantity of copper exported during the eleven months of 1902 amounted
836,023,154 pounds, valued at $41,179,-
887, as compared with 174,185,419
pounds, valued at $29,554,028.
The quantity of desilverized, soft and
antimonial lead amounted in 1902, to
183,704, 74,363, and 9,450 short tons respectively, as compared with 211,368,
57,898, and 10,656 short tons in 1901.
the combined value being $21,770,534,
as compared with$23,280,200, adecrease
of 6.5 per cent. The imports of lead for
the drat eleven months of 1902 amounted
to 193,631,130 pounds, valued at $4,136,-
100,   as    compared   with   211,846,198
{Sot so Bad as.pa?ntfccj.
, Indications Pointing to the Early "Revival of the
Silver-Lead-Zinc Industry.
a valii-arl=
The quantity of lead and manufactures
of lead exported during eleven months
of 1902 amounted to $662,465, as compared with $580,853 in 1901.
There was no nickel produced from
native ores during 1902. In 1901, the
output of nickel amounted to 6,700
pounds, valued at $3,551. The nickel
produced from foreign ores in 1902
amounted to 9,742,297 pounds, valued
at $1,068,(322, as compared with 8,664,-
(314 pounds, valued at $4,037,710, in 1901.
Tlio output of pig-iron was the greatest annual production on record, and
the United States continues to lead the
world. During 1902, it amounted to
17,7*10,574 long tons, valued at 8310,-
4(30,015, as compared with 15,583,893
long tons, valued at 8232,800,328 in 1901,
an Increase of 83.30 per cent. The
quantity of pig-iron imported during
tlio cloven months ending November,
1002, was 507,010 short tons, valued at
88,905,029, as comparod with 53,280 tons
valued at $1,400,954 in 1001.
The production of gold from domestic
ores during 1902 amounted to 4,213,357
troy ounces, valued nt $87,710,180, as
compared with 3,880,578 ounces, valued
at $80,211,517 in 1901. In addition to
tlio production from domestic ores there
were produced from foreign ores during
10021,771,820 ounces, valued at $36,-
618,18-1, as compared with 1,780,850,
valued at $35,776,793 in 1901. The un-
ports of gold during thc eleven months
ending November, 1902, wero $12,006,-
89fl,"8s compared with $51,970,858 in
the corresponding period of 1901. The
exports of gold for eleven months In
1002 amounted to $88,177,001, os com-
pnrod with $58,099,810 In the eleven
months of 1901..
The production of silver from domestic ores during 1902 amounted to 07,-
162,958 ounces troy, valued at $35,007,-
276, as compared with -55,215,258 ounces
valued at #32,64»,HD2 in 1001, an increase of 23 per cent. In addition to
I ho production from domestic oios,
thero were produced from foreign ores
ami bullion 89,082,038 ounces, valued
at $20,108,(338 in 1002, as compared with
45,410,085 ounces, valued nt $28,060,215
in 1001, The quantity of silver Imported during the first eleven months of
1003 was valued at $28,701,0311, io coin-
psrfeil with $28,35:1,192 In correspond Ing
tlnifl 1001, During the same period
tliurtt was exported $13,728,061, in 1002,
m compared with $50,014,010 in 1001,
There wan an increase of 27.05 per
cunt In the pioduction of xlnc, the output In 1002 amounting to 153,447 short
ton*, vatuedat $14,-.WHO."*.;, anciiiiipHred
with I-I0,%22 short tons, valued at $11,-
2i),j,ii»«J, iii 1001, During tho eleven
Months ending November, 11*02, tha
Importation of zinc and manufactures
of tine amounted in value to $71,247, as
compared with $110,647 In 1001. The
of sine and manufactures of
all the liver that the poet had hidden
under tlie safe for the especial hone*
lit of putty'* appetite. Thus do**
fate reach out Its black brush and daub
misery acioss tho trail of a cat that has
Tiri llinw In f'M <iv-r.ii mi t, rit
Outdo CUrfii* IndnitrlM.
The Ontario government has another big Chicago project before it and
Is prepared to give the charters sought
for. Messrs, E. F, Getehell and John
F. Langan of Chicago have offered to
•upend tlft#t*AtyM> in pulp mills, mining
power, lumbering, colonization and
railway couauuetuiu, uu u inictftif Und
extending to about three million acres
and lying west of the naw railway
which'the Ontario government H* ton-
from  the Canadian
strutting from  the Canadian  Pacific
ThionebtuUng the MounUlnFtyer on| Hue at North Bay toward Hudson's bay.
Francisco Mining llettew.
Tlio total amount of ore shipped from
tlio Slocan and Slocan   City   mining
'Ai.iiMuaviii *vm ;t«M.ii itii.ii. it a/,, W\i\tluK-
imately, 28,000 ton*. Bince January 1
to .Imuiary 17,10 fl, the shipments have
be.-ii si follows:
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Idaho, grrtd, $2,070,183, allver, 8,180,000;
Utah, gold; $8,720,990, silver. $6;8<W,O0Oi
JMlSf*4011-   8oUl*   *iaMw,   »»ver. exports
$800,400. ..!,'„   ,l,,~t.> ~   I*-..    ■-.,•**... t.  »    '*      *t*nl
Whiio in somo districts the estimate! amount*! to $u«,iu5,'iksmmpariwi with! Jones, 'reprcsanUtlv*
A lis; ....i.yiiif.! Xi.j. t.tti,;, ,1 mMi* i.i,(- li-hU bot in loot i company, ts ut tne :
rect, as he haa had every possible fa- '
cllity for arriving at the output, his
figures for Oregon and Washington are
far from correct. A great deal of bullion Is shipped from both of then* fUt«<i
'Ilk.^V.   .*   44-6',-i-j    vA-!i(it«iil   Ul   11111111   Willi
one mine in Oregon has produce! more
gold in the past year than has been
credited to the entire stale. There is
only ono absolutely sure wav of arrlv-
Ing at the correct output of a district
and that is to get returns from each
producing mlrift. Thin tbe Alrertnr nf
tho mist cannot do and (ho task would
be a very difficult one a* many mine
owimrtt arts averan to giving out anv
statement about tha output of their
mine*. However, a thorouth canvass
of each dittrict would result In obtain-
teg pretty accurate   mi I males.-San
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ft i
This is "the winter of our discontent."
From all sections of West Kootenay tho
cry of "hard times" comes. Many have
allowed themselves to become so depressed that they can see nothing but
ruin ahead for our silver lead industry.
A more ridiculous view of existing
conditions could not well be imagined.
Nobody would think of denying that in
this district business is as low as it can
get, but to allow the present to darken
the vision so as not to be able to discern the bright future, is not only
wrong but foolish.
The dawn will break early in the
year, and the Slocan will hum as it has
never hummed before. A little foresight will convince anyone of this.
There is little, if any doubt, that the
Dominion Government will put a tariff
on lead. Then there is every reason to
hope that the Provincial Government
will repeal the 2 per cent tax, or greatly
reduce it. These two steps will have an
immediate effect, in that they will restore confidence and induce capital to
turn this way again.
pressive conditions existing in B.C.,
the New York Engineering and Mining
Journal says: "In crossing the Boundary line, the disgusted mine owner of
British Columbia finds a duty of H cents
per pound imposed upon his lead", and
m addition to this, his financial sensibilities are lacerated still further when
he finds that the market is not always
open. In the latter case he finds that
the London market returns at tlie present time a price of about 82.84 per 100
pounds, leaving him, after paying
freight and all other charges, a return
of not moro than $1,85 for tiie lead in
his oro instead of $3.50, which tho C<r>ur
d'Aiene miners just ncrosB tho line receive for theirs.
Speaking of thc effect that the proposed tariff will have, tho Journal says:
"As regards the effect of the load tariff
on our own country, no comment is required, for it Ims certainly been nf great
assistance to tho silver-lead inining interests and has proved a notable stimulus throughout the West. The price of
lead is maintained at a figure just below the point at which imports would
bo profitable. This condition has, in
fact, stimulated mining to a point
which if unchecked would result in a
production considerably in excess ofthe
There is no roason to believe that the
Dominion Government will refuse to
assist tho silver-lead industry, and with
a stiff protective tariff, thero is no reason to doubt that the industry in Canada
will bo stimulated as it was stimulated
in the United States,
In addition to these probabilities.therc
is tho likelihood of a market being secured for thu lead product of tlie West,
independent of the great lead trust A
representative of tho Carter White Lead
Co , of Oiimhii and Chicago, has been in
tho Cieur d'Aleno district the past weok
interviewing the owners ol the big
shipping mines, with a view to contracting for the silver-lend mine output, at $1 12 1-2 a hundred, as against
8-Jc, the lint rate offered by the American Smelting & Refining Company,
which is taking practically all the ores
of the <il*trict. Tim < iinaha people are
prepared to take Uw.OOO tons of concentrates n year. It is not known tlmt the
agent made any contracts with the
mine owuiirs, but there is good ground
for the belief that a better price will be
paid for lend iu the near future, as the
Carter While I^ad Co c-onmimcs about
•I per cent nf the entire lead output of
the United States, and if the company
cmnhtdat wo Ktand cut »^.iiii»t tin-
Ktni'Iter combine It will undoubtedly be
iu the market for 11 C. urea and lead
The zinc problem   has   also  beeu
solved, and llie industry is junl begin
ning to grow to interesting proportions.
Thn shipments recently made to Iola,
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ve of the nmolter
.Siucan tins week,
renewing contract* on a larger scabs.
With Manager Clarde, of the Payne.
Mr. Jones wltneiwed the sampling of
Payne ore which had been treated iu
the f.int roa«lin«r furn«M\ uintalM nt
ihe nunc, snd as tt result ol Wiem sampling* th e Payne will receive a much
better rain under the contract becoming
effective February lst.
With Iho njHtning of .Spring butlnei*
will havo a decidedly brighter aspect,
and, if some new trouble noes not arine.
•MiN win he « harrier year, far tii'iieraf
output, in the Slocan.'
leading position among tho gold-producing countries of the world which it
held before the outbreak of tho war in
October, 1899.
Iu 1884 the Witwatersrand Gold-field
was discovered. In 1888 the output of
that field had reached a million sterling
annually. From that date it rose rapidly, vear by year, until in 1898 it had
reached a total of over £16,000,000.
During 1899 the gold production continued to increase, month by month,
and if the war had not broken out, the
total production for that year would
probably have amounted to £20,000,000.
The losses sustained by the mining
companies on account of the war have
been very heavy. W. Fischer Wilkinson, in the E. & M. Journal, gives these
figures as showing what the losses have
The gold taken by the Government
of the South African Republic, either
from trains, banks or from the mines
themselves, was £2,697,173. Of this
amount, £221,995 was recovered by the
British Government, £20,630 was smelting losses, £582,310 is unaccounted for,
and the balance was used by the_Gov_-_
The net loss of gold to the mine3 was
£2,475,178. Besides this, the loss sustained for caretaking, unwatering,
repaira, salaries and wages was $3,400,-
000, or a total of nearly £G,000,OOC, exclusive of interest on capital.
The main obstacle to rapid progress
lias been, nnd stilt is, the -scarcity of
native labor. The demand fnr exceeds
tho supply. Before tlie war there were
nearly 100,000 natives employed, and
even then the complaint was that the
mines wero short of their full complement. The number of natives working
during 1902 has averaged less than half
that number. There are serious objections to the importation of Asiatics,
and white labor for unskilled work is
altogether too expensive for all but
the richest mines, as lias been demonstrated by trials made during the past
year, Tlio solution of the labor question has not yet been arrived at, but it
seems probable that in tho future labor
will be largely drawn from Central
The opening up of 'Africa is proceeding with great rapidity, new railways
are making accessible* districts which
up to now Imve boon far removed from
civilization. There is every reason to
hope that tlio opening up of" new routes
to the heart of Africa will go a long way
towards solving the labor difficulty.
On account of the scarcity of native
labor great attention has been paid
towards obtaining greater efficiency
and economy in the working of the
mines anil labor-Having devices,
especially bolt convevors, have been
put in where possible. Tho introduction of tho system of paying tho nativo
by results, offering as it docs encouragement to tho worker to do his best,
should have a good effect, It is also
gratifying to record thnt a stringent
HdmiuiHtratinn of tho liquor law has
made the natives as a body more olli-
clent. It was estimated thnt under tho
late administration from 10 to 80 per
cent of tho natives were incapacitated
from work through drunkenness, Now
it is usual to havo only 5 per cent on
tho Kick IlKt.
SUM NO   IS   hOVtn   .-U'llltt.
During the year 1902 the gold mining
industry ol the Wltwatarsratt-d made
steady progre** towards re^ainieg the
i-'iHium MAtrtRN men out:.
The Fisher Maiden shipped two carloads of rich ore last week and forty
tons are now nn tlie Silverton wharf
ready to be picked up. The property
is working full handed and will sen'd
down i/JO tons this tpring.
"We aw thoroughly contented with
the outlook,'* haid C.'il. I'ihher, ouuof
the Spokane directors of the company.
"We havo received word from the superintendent that ore has heen struck in
one of the raises that is being driven in
the upper tunnel that assays 811 oun-
t*l*» In ullvrif ;     Wn»l' (c (>A*n(l.in,*l In i*lr,*n
ing iu the upper tunnel, and sufficient
un-. u iniin^ extructco to make a »*nip-
incut of uiie. car a Meek.
:'<>ur company has been worktop
steadily for a year and has expended
$20,00(1-', Fifteen men aro employed in
tho iiiIim* and in rawhMinirtheore^dnwn
llli' UioiiliUlill.
"Tie sampling ol one of the carloads
of me which was awaiting shipment
gave returns of 100'ounces in silver. 0
percent lead and I', |ht cent. zinc. According to the ruling of the smelter we
were fined 50 cents a unit for the ore
earrylnv. over efghf  per t-r>nt   nfne, an
j lhat'oiir asieaament amounted to $i OU
| a ton.   Notwithstanding tliia line end
I ihe $l*,t ,V) charge** irom tbe mines to the,
•.metier, thn company netted   $.V*lll
from the last 22-totj *h"ipment."f
On Sunday morning a fire burned the
topefl thf K»rif» »fcatl»| iin\k, THE LEDGE, NEf ■ DEN VEK, B. C, .TA^UARY 22, 1903/
Tenth Year
Legal advertising 10 cents a
and commercial advertising
Th« Lkdok is two dollars a year in advance When not bo paid it is S2.50 to parties worthy of credit,
oonpariel line first insertion, and 5 cents a line each subsequent insertion. Reading notices 25 cents a line,
graded in prices according to circumstances.
FELLOW PILGRIMS: Thk 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 the trail
blazer as well as the bay-windowed and champagne-flavored capitalist. It aims to be on the right side of everything and believes that hell
n-hould be administered to the wicked in large doses. It has stood the test of time, nnd an ever-increasing paystreak is proof that tt is
batter to tell the truth, even if the heavens do occasionally hit our smokestack. A. chute of job work is worked occasionally for the benefit
of humanity and the financier. Come in and see us, but do not pat the bull dog on the cranium, or chase the black cow from our water
barrel: onti 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
9 ire of a bunk in paradise, with t.liornless roses for a pillow by night, and nothing but gold to look at by day. _       .
R. T. LOWERY. Editor and Financier.
is a characteristic of the race> says
"William E. Curtis}' who adds:
"Swedes abhor charity, and as a
rule, if they cannot take care of
themselves, will suffer and even
starve rather than accept it. They
take care of their poor in a generous manner, and have asylums for
the diseased, the afflicted and distressed, bnt you seldom see a beggar in Sweden. I visited every
part of Stockholm, and did not see
a beggar; one may travel for
months in Sweden without being
asked for alms."
Ihe Portland Smelting and Refining
corporation, limited, of Portland, Ore
with  Otto
The Ledge.
A pencil cross in this square
Indicates that your subscri))
tion is due, and that the editor
wants once again to look at
your collateral.
Slocau City has not yet increased
its police force.
George Ross is still shift boss in
the Ontario legislature.
Spokane  is  located about
miles west of New Denver.
Nelson Rose to the occasion last
Thursday and shut off its Beer.
The scenery of the Slocan has
lost none of its beauty by the drop
in silver.
There is gold and
the Slocan but the
blind to see it.
copper ore m
world is too
The C. P. R. took in a shade less
still it cries for more.
New Denver will yet become a
winter residence for the rich farmers of the Northwest.
Never leave matches where mice
can chew them. A farmer near
St. Thomas lost his house the
other day by being careless in this
manner. He was in church at the
time but this fact did not save his
house from destruction.
The Vancouver Tourist association has been incorporated with a
capital stock of $100 in 1 cent
shares. It is thought that the
people on the coast will be able to
take all the stock without placing
any of it on the outside market.
The inrush of settlers from the
United States to Western Canada
will be very great this spring.
Various estimates place the number at 2,000,000. If this keeps up
Canada will soon need another pair
of pants and less howling about
imperial reasons,
During tho pa8t week several of
our subscribers have found their
consciences and dug up.
Public gambling has been closed
in Rossland. The gamblers cannot
seek redress at Ottawa.
New Denver has one advantage
oyer New York. Coal is only $7
a ton and wood $5 a cord.
British Columbia needs more
brains in its legislators and less
greed for pap and position.
In the Slocan this winter not a
thermometer, unless it was crazy,
has touched tho zero button.
The bubonic plague and a volcanic eruption aro about the only
disturbers that havo kept away
from the Slocan.
Millions of acres of land in British Columbia for tho subsidy
hunter, and not a pound of dirt
for the homesteader.
Some of tho Chinese saloons in
'Frisco will not sell liquor to white
men. This must be a hard blow
to tho pride of color.
Nature is no rcspector of pcrsous
or things. A landslide in Oregon
buried a church and a brewery in
the same wreck of matter.
Some mining men are of the
opinion that the real causes of the
Sloean's troubles are tho eight-hour
law and tinhorn legislators.
Millions of people on this earth
would nlmost go mad with joy if
they could but see tlie grand
*<v»ii(*ry that wt-andsnimtin.nl around
America's Lucerne.
A Presbyterian parson now sits in
the editorial ehair of the Toronto
Globe, In trying times he"will be
able to save the office by prayer,
and drive the word hell out of
every matrix around the works.
This is a world of surprises. Some
day if times keep up the editor of
T^Fw'DeHvef's^leading excitement
may be pounding a pulpit and ex
horting the heathen in the cent
belt to come to Jesus over the best
and latest trail that has been located by man.
George Rankin died at Sault Ste
Marie, the other day. He was a
brother of McKee Rankin, and had
written several plays and books.
George was an intellectual giant,
but lacked the mental activity to
push himself very far up tho pina-
cle of fame. Tlie writer remembers
him as one of the most genial Bo-
hemiaus, and capable of keeping
any company in good humor. "When
aroused by the prodding of enemies
the fire of genius burned brightly
in his upper stope, but soon went
out when the stimulus passed.
Through George's inactivity wo
lost a million, but somehow wo regret that lie lias gone to push
clouds with tho angels.
fold, at length to leave the patient's
body and infest the soil anew.
House flies spread the fever, and
raw oysters are a source of infection. The following "don'ts'?
everyone should observe:
Don't drink water of doubtful
purity until it has been boiled 30
minutes and then cooled.
Don't eat raw vegetables and
fruit until they have been thoroughly washed in pure water.
Don't handle any article of food
or drink until the hands have been
thoroughly cleansed.
Don't forget to Pasteurize all
milk and cream.
Don't let flies into the house.
Keep them away from all food
supplies.    ,
Don't eat raw oysters unless you
are certain that they have not been
exposed where typhoid germs are
likely to be.
Don't use ice from an unknown
source in drinking Avater or on
articles of food.
Don't fail to disinfect everything
that comes from the room of a typhoid fever patient.
Don't neglect to consult a doctor
at once when you have dull headaches and a billious feeling, with
typhoid fever. Give yourself the
benefit of the doubt.
The Italian government has
erected along the Swiss Italian
frontier many miles of metallic
netting, hung with bells. The object is to prevent contrabandists
sending over the frontier dogs and
other animals loaded with dutiable
goods—a plan that has proved
profitable to smugglers in the past,
and it was carried on mainly when
guards could not see. The dogs
are trained to carry their loads to
accomplices of the smugglers on
the other side of the line. The
netting has not yet been carried
the entire length of the frontier,
but will soon be completed. No
one can climb over it, says the
Springfield Republican, as the bells
would give warning of such an attempt. The height is thought to
be too great for parcels to be thrown
over. Experiments have pvoved
that the cost of this netting will be
fully covered by the extra duties
obtained from persons who would
otherwise escape. In the course
of time a profit will be realized by
the government.
Kuril in <;h of Canadian Railways.
Tiie three great railway sjslems of
Canada, tho Canadian Paciiic, Grand
Trunk, and Intercolonial, earned during' the year 1002 the enormous sum of
S75,(i75,842, the largest earnings hy far
in the history of Canadian railways.
Tliis amount was distributed as follows:
C. P. 11., -589,581,000;; increase over
last year, 85,5-21,000.
Grand Trunk. §30,036,479; increase
over last vear, SL,082,419.
Intercolonial, $5,61)5,831).
M. Rosendale as director,
pro;pectus and letter writer, general
manager, secretary, inining engineer,
and a few other things, is before the
public with tempting invitations to
"get in on the ground floor." The companv has a smelter treating 400 tons'of
oro "daily at a profit of §1,480:70 daily,
that is the smelter is erected and in full
blast in the fertile imagination of Otto
Rosendale, the chief executive and
guardian of the exchequer. The capitalization of the concern is only §2,000,-
000, a very modest sum when all the
smelters and things in the head of that
great financier, Otto Rosendale, is taken
into consideration. Colonel Sellers was
all right in his day and generation, but
in these days, .when Rosendales can
star* smelters and pay out millions in
dividends in a single" day by the aid of
printer's ink and a vivid imagination.
Mark Twain's promoter of great enterprises is in pnumbra. How condescending and confidential is this rival of S.
F." Morgan. This is how he starts to
write to prospective stockholders:
"Dear Friend.—I am going to write
to you exactly as 1 would to the best
friend I have on earth, although our
acquaintance is, as yet, largely one that
has sprnng up through the medium of
correspondence We shall be better
acquainted some day, I trust."
Thero is no doubt about tlie truth of
tho last assertion. Some day the "dear
friend'' will he better acquainted with
Otto Rosendale. When the smelters
and the millions in dividends have disappeared in thin vapor and with thein
the hopes and money of the stockholders, they will know him better.—San
Francisco Mining Review,
Arthur Fiullen
Has opened a Wholesale Liquor
Store in Three Forks, 'and has
-all kinds of Liquors and Fancy
Drinks, Champagne, Tobacco
and Cigars.
The Best Liquors
in the World—
From France, Ireland and
England—and he wants all his
old friends—and new ones—to-
come and try a bottle, or case,
or barrel, whether you order
by mail or in person.
Desiring to reduce my stock in
Dress Goods and Drv Goods, I will
ofl'er, FOR ONE MONTH, my entire
It is expected thnt coming login
lation in Victoria will lm exceed-
Ingly favorable In tlio mining industry.    It in to be hoped that
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The annual typhoid fever is now
at its height; and the efforts of
health boards and physicians to
further mitigate the ravages of this
insidious and terrifying disease
were never more active. Since
last year another important source
of infection has heen discovered.
Every ono knows that impure
water has long been considered the
main source of typhoid fever infection. It is still so considered,
for tho reason that typhoid germs
thrive in impure water, and are
readily transported by it down
streams and through aqueducts to
the table of their victims, but since
tho authorities in large cities have
taken pains to guard their water
supplies the death rate from typhoid fever has fallen from 8.2 to
1.9 per cent. This precaution,
however, did not \nv\eul the milkmen from wishing tlieir can* with
infected water, and many caws of
the discosu have been traced to the
use of milk uncooked.
The eating of raw vegetables aud     Stockholm   claims   the   largest
fruits also accounts for manv emeu. Hohonlhonao in tho world,  which
i A chemical examination of the soil! has   accommodations    for   '2,870
i of mnny gardens in  the neighbor-(children.    In the basement aro 100
Tho mania for egg collecting is
widespread and the numbers affected by it are so large as to.be
really astonishing. In tho United
States alono there are said to bc
over 150,000 collectors and the
collections made by them run from
1,000 to 50,000 eggs. Tho eggs of
feathered species that arc now extinct bring almost fabulous prices.
The egg of the great northern auk,
which died out more than half a
century ago, is now worth anywhere from 81,500 to 82*000. The
egg of the dodo, which lived formerly in Madagascar, is worth
several hundred dollars. That of
the dinoris, a giant feathered creature of New Zealand, is worth oven
From these large figures the
prices run down very rapidly.
Those of tho eaglo family aro as a
class the most valuable. The golden
eagle's egg brings $10, the bald
eagle 84, the great Swiss eaglo $8,
the snow eaglo 88, the Greenland
falcon 85, tho Lousiana Into 810,
thc Filipino iish eagle 810, and the
fish hawk 81. In fact it may be
said that Eagle's eggs average $7,
falcons' 84, hawks' 82, owls' $0,
und kites' $3. Tlio eggs oi the
grouse and partridgo family arc
very pretty in their markings and
command good prices. They range
all the way from 0 cents for tho egg
of a common ruilled grouse up to
that of the Canadian grouse at 76
cents. Thero aro 190 humming
birds whoso eggs are in the market
and although the latter aro scarcely
larger than beans they bring exceedingly good prices, varying from
25 cents up to 810. Tho eggs of
the duck and goose family are not
very high priced. Tlio chca|iCKt is
worth a single cent, while one
species of the wild duck costs $,H.—
Cleveland Plaindealer.
stock in these lines at
25 °/0 below regular price
A tew odd lengths of Dj-ess Goods at
Ladies' Shoes nn-t Slljipi-rs at stum; rwluclion
MRS. W. W. MERKLEY, New Denver
Is the best English-made
meat Sauce on the market.
It is appetizing, and gives a
tone and flavor to meat
tliat turns the darkest cabin
into a palace and the humblest table into a Deimonico's
board.     Try a small bottle.
Christie's Biscuits
Are acknowledged by all to
be the best. We have a big
stock on hand fresh from tho
factory. And have you tried
wi.h Christie's Tea Biscuits
a cup of the most delicious
Goldsworth Tea?
Try the combination at your
next luncheon,_and_yoU will	
Order your Xmas suit early, boys.
P. F. LIEBSCHER, £«?%£
Brick Block    New Denver
Manager of BOSUN HALL.
Reports, Examinations and Management.
NEW DENVER,   -   B.C.
agree with us that it is good^
New Denver, B. C.
Address: li 1IARROP, Nelson, 15 C.
., Are you satisfied with your Income?'  Is your
lime fully occupied?  If not, mite us.
We can give you employment by the month
on koou terms or contract to i»av you well for
such business an you secure for lis at odd times.
\\ e employ both male and female represent-
nttve-y. The next three month* is the very best
time tn fell our Roods. No deposit is required:
outfit is absolutely free.
We have the largest nurst-iii-n In Canada—over
«>o anes-a lurirerai kc of valuable new special-
tics mid all our slock i» guaranteed as represented
• If you want to represent the largest, most popular niul best known nurwry. write us. It will
lw worth your while.
Lnintdii'i Greatest Nurseries.
You're going
fit WHY?
Don't you think
will l>o tlio right
hind you?    Wo
a good photograph
thing to loave bo-
make a feature of
Tlioy'll remind those who remain at
home that you nre an individual
worth tnlwung,
Queen Studio
Baker St. Nelson
The Lake Shore Laundry
In New Denver
Is stilt knocking tho spots off of
clothing that i< soiled.
P« Ncwmarkei Hold 8
It HCW DCllVCr, oilers a pleasant substitute for
home to thoKo who travel.   It te situated on the
shore of Luke Slocan, the most beautiful lako iu
all America.   From its balconies and windows
can be Been tho grandest scenery upon this continent.
The internal arrangements of tho hotel aro tho reverse'
to telephone, all the rooms being plastered, and electric
bells atjtho head of every hed make it easy for the dry
momenta in the inoruing.t^K^^j»tj»cj»vjKJ^'*jKJKJ»
Tho best and cheapest meals in the country ure
to be found in the dining room.   The house is run upon ensinnpolf tan principle*, and the prospector with hte !
puck Ih just ns welcome as the millionaire with his roll.
Every guest receive* (he best of euro and protection.
Tho liquors are the best iu tho Slocan. and the I
hotel has long boon noted for its Unit and gamo dinners.
This is the only fir*t-class house in the Lucerne of,
North America.   One look at the landlord will convince any stranger that tho viands are of the beat qual* v^v
ity.    Rooms ruserved by telegraph.t^KJKjK^cju^t^ pJi
HENRY STEdE,  Proprletor«r\®es#rv<iCN#^LIJ
If delinquent subscribers had any
sympathy for the men who run
newspapers  they   would   pay   up
8ome peoplo think it is clever to
heat a printer out of a dollar or two
Itewaie of the bill of fare printed
in a strange tongue. In Mexico
we ftnw picked out a nice dinner
hood where nn outbreak has pre- J liath rooms, where the children arc
vailed,  revealed the fact lhat ill required to bathe if their teachers IVY
was full of typhoid germs. Stalks j think they aro not taught habits of -V,
nf ci'lcrv   liofttta nf r-flhlfflno nmMpf. t r.lnntitttiriai.-    "**    tir»«<«        C„i*n   .j«.♦ 11 ™, I
tuce, radishes; onions and water towels are furnished free by the ^"
crew were all found impregnated city.   A  wholesome dinner is fur
nished poor children at noon to all
if they need it, as in Norway.which
insures every child at least one
warm meal eneh day. -fhllrlrpn
from the menu and the waiter! vegetables were eaten raw, the whose parents can afford Ut pay
brought ua nothing but beans find gwnw wwn found fhenwOvr** in for thc dinner am ehturgeA » noraf*
red peppers, Not eveu a smile waa their natural element— the human 1 na] price, and the peittcmal pride
thrown in by the senorita aa the stomach --where, during the pio-1 and independence of the Swede*
slid to ub more beans in different greas of the fever they set up, tliey compel many people to pay who
dlsgutie* than we have since seen. I multiplied   themselves  a   million really cannot afford to do no.  This
with the deadly germs, which
found lodgment in the skin crevices where ordinary washing would
not    dislodge   fhem.      ,\n    the***
il.J>»ilJllr\ W IVMJMUa'CfclJl
tC*UklUh«il Itll.
Capital (all paid up) $12,UM0uu.u0
Reserved lund   i   t    7,0Q0t00a<JO
I'nAivtAfA r*mflt*   :    -.   MO Ml ttt
iikau nrricie, montukai .
Kt. Hon. Lord Stkathooxa a.td Mount Hovau (i.CSI.0. President.
Hon. O. A. DwjMMoxn, Vice President,
KL a CtotJSTOsr, General Mana«er,
Branches id ail parts ot Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and
the United State*
New Denver branch
LC aDE VE8EU, Manager Tenth Yeah.
Ok Blue foy Gold mine
One blustering March night, in
.1852, three men were playing cards
in a cabin near the Manzanita Diggings. Billy Price and Dick Her-
tle, in whose cabiii the game was
progressiug, were miners. Foxy
Smith' made up the trio. He kept
a little supply store, where hardtack biscuits and dried fruits, gum-
boots and overalls, were jumbled
The door opened and in walked
a man, bold and free. He hardly
looked at the other men, but went
directly to the fire, took a pack
from his back, and began busying
himself with it.
"Where the devil did you come
from?" asked Dick, throwing his
cards upon the table and staring at
the strange man.
"The devil probably knows.
Ask him," answered the stranger.
' "My dear and no doubt illustrious young man," began Billy,
winking at Dick, "I'm sure you'll
excuso our showing some degree of
curiosity concerning you. May we
not have the exquisite pleasure of
learning your name ? Will you
not give us some information regarding your last place of residence, et caetera? You have no
idea how we would treasure any
"Get out!" squeaked a sharp,
high-pitched voice, breaking into
Billy's harangue.
Billy turned on the stranger—he
was not the man to stand nonsense
of that sort from anybody.
• "If you want satisfaction, my
high-flown friend," said the stranger, "here's your provocator." The
man stooped over, and a blue-jay
hopped up on his shoulder. The
bird lirst fired off a volley of shrieks
and then began to laugh. "Haw,
haw, haw!" laughed the jay, and
"Haw, haw, haw!" they answered
him, till tho cabin shook.    0
When they had quieted down,
the stranger turned to them and
said: "Now I'll tell you as much
of my history as I think necessary.
My name is Jim Carter. I've
been in this confounded country
more than a year, aud I haven't
made a blasted cent. My money
is very near gone, but as long as I
stay among you I'll pay my way.
One thing certain :~TH never go
back East unless I make my pile,
and I've got to make it pretty
damned soon or I'll—"
"What'll you do?" asked Dick.
' 'My bird and I'll take something
to eat—if wo can get it," answered
Tho men set out some cold ba-
and  beans,   hard  tack, and
one of the miners would have
pulled a feather out of the sleek
little body. They concluded that
the only thing to be done was to
shut up everything portable that
had been left.
By this time the jay was perfectly at home, going anywhere he
chose—down at Foxy Smith's store,
in and out of all the cabins, down
at the mines, up in the trees, over
the hills—everywhere, and always
laughing and singing and chattering. The men liked the bird, and
let him impose on them dreadfully,
but they were not so friendly to
the man; he was too quiet, and
had a half-hearted way that irritated them. ' 'Hang the fellow,''
said Dick. "He doesn't seem to
have any heart in anything. It's
bad luck to have that kind around.''
And it did seem that he cast a
damper on the men's spirits,though
not upon their luck, for, all but
Carter himself, they were doing,
well at the mines.
When the weather grew warmer
the men saw less of Carter. He
spent nearly all of his time wandering off by himself, but the jay
stayed where the men were picking
and'panning—he was fond of company.
One fine day in May, after the
trees were in leaf, Carter went out
and sat in the shade near the
miners. The bird was hopping
about on a raised bit of ground,
and keeping an eye on everything.
He would claw in the earth, take a
look around, aud then stick his
beak it the hole he had made.
"I'm it! I'm it!" he yelled.
"Are you, my boy? Wish I
could say the same," drawled his
Day by day the bird worked on
that piece of "ground, till the men
got to calling it his "diggins." His
master, having nothing better to do,
idly watched him.
"The jay is twice the man that
Carter is," said Dick, onetime.
"See him dig in." It is a fact
that he worked as hard as any- of
them, though he would fly off every
once in a while and stay for a
quarter of an hour or so. That
kept going on, day after day and
week after week.
"Golden Blue-Jay," and out of
that mine he took his millions:
—MaryF. Swayze, S.-F. Argonaut.
Many jokes are told on the
country editor. The rural scribe
being a good-natured individual as
a class is prone to help the fun
along by occasionally telling a
good one on himself. Pejrhaps
this is the reason why he is so often
the brunt of a joke. Here is one
told by a "plate" house, a firm
that sends out stereotyped columns
of reading mattar for use in country
papers. The buyer does not buy
the plate, he merely purchases the
use of it, and the metal is to be returned for remelting and recasting. The story is told to illustrate
how often the country editor will,
in a pinch, print over and over the
same plate matter. In fact, it is
claimed that many a country reader
grows as familiar with certain articles [thus presented, as with the
editorial card of the paper. The
plate makers sell the use of plates
on a narrow margin and must continually follow up their metal and
urge its return. It is supposed, of
course, to be used but once. The
firm above mentioned had sold a
page of metal to a certain country
editor two years before and was
still unable to get a return of the
metal. At last, much exasperated,
the manager telegraphed the editor
and demanded by wire that which
did not materialize when asked for
by mail. During the day, in response to his message, came a reply, collect:
"You go to thunder, them plates
ain't half wore out yet!
Now, whenever a customer protests at the price of plates, the
manager gets out this telegram and
presents it for the edification of the
objecting purchaser.
dried   apple-sauce.      Carter   ate
In the meantime Foxy Smith had
been attending to the feeding of
the jay. Sometimes he would hold
a piece of biscuit up and make the
bird talk for it; and sometimes he
would point to a card, or stick, or
something else, and make the bird
bring it to him before he would give
him a bit of the food. The jay
showed quick intelligence, and it
was not long before he had caught
the idea.
. After Carter had finished eating;
he joined in the game, and they
played until midnight.
Foxy rose to go. "Bring your
jay down to the store, Carter," he
said. "He's a fino bird. I'd like
to teach him."
Foxy left. Carter spread his
blankets on the floor; Dick and
Billy crawled iuto their bunks; tho
blue-jay perched upon a rafter. So
Carter aud his bird became domiciled at Camp Mauz&uita.
As the days went by, the men
becamo attached to the bird, lie
had a pert, lively way that they
liked. He would cock his eves at
them and laugh in the most knowing manner. Then ho sang a song
or two, in a queer, ra»ping little
voice, that made him flneeompany,
and he liked to go to the diggings
with the men; it was wonderful
the way he made the dirt fly—Imi*
tating them.
'•But, Rmart though he wa*, the
men soon discoyorcd that he had
one fault—he stole, stole Uke a
pirate; there was nothing that he
would not appropriate, if he got his
olaws on it, Tliey looked high
and tow for thc stolen articles, but
could find them nowhere.
' What does ho do with them, I
wonder?   a*»tert juic**i«««.*«»*.-*.««.|i,|#  v.:.;.*.',....;.::
Miev uuuttuti uauhj lm .sn„u.&ht'a pj^ y[y™_
he had lost. *
*"I'll t*5I JOHI   *K"h-*5   I   ImiWiK   Ite
does with 'cm,** said Billy. T
Mi>r* h* takei- them down to
Posy's store and tmAvn timn on
for gnib. You know CtHer doesn't
p*y much attention to hlro, and he
probably get* hungry. It would
be just like Fosy to encourage him
Jn such tricks."
"PoohI   Thejav imt asftiuart
m* a)! that      He Mtfef **»«» *« *
bole somewhere. I'M t^1*i ****
Utile b***t'« neck for him If b«
doam'lftopitr IHek «*td. Bul
he woaW not Wat* «Wv# it.   Not
" OneevenTng, lirXugustrFoxy"
Smith came into the cabin elaborately dressed. He wore a white
top-hat, a long-tailed, bottle-green
coat, a pair of light tan breeches,
and a blue velvet waistcoat covered
with circular red figures. After
the men had expressed their not
altogether complimentary surprise,
he said: "Well, boys, I just dropped in to tell you that I'm thinking of enlarging my store."
"That so?"
"Yes. And I shouldn't wonder
if I'd take a trip back East this
"Business must be looking up,"
paid Billy.
"Y-c-8," drawled Foxy, then
added glibly: "Itis."
"See here, Foxy—" began Billy,
but Foxy interrupted him with:
"I can't stay any longer—I must
be oil." Ho throw a handful of
dried cherries at tho jay (ho never
forgot to bring him something),
and started out.
"Came in to show off," said
Dick, disgustedly. "Whero do
you suppose ho got his boodle?"
"I have an Idea," naid Billy,
"but yet I don't know."
"What is it?"
"Well, I told you once—about
the jay, you know."
"NonseiiBO 1" said Dick.
For some time thc men noticed
that something ailed the jay, aud
as tho day passed his trouble seemed
to increase; he lost his due »piiit«;
he did not talk as much as formerly; he did not fly about as lightly
as he had once done—he would
make a feeble croak and go off,
slowly, hut would come Iwick more
lined up than ever.
"Is be getting very old ?" Hilly
"Not more than four years,"
said Carter. "I don't know what
ails him."
The poor little chap grew moro
ami more feeble (though he seemed
fatter than ever), till one <l»y he
hopped to hie digging*, jerked out
a few word* of "Never a care—"
[and then lay down dead.
'rJl.rut .»♦- Ii*i* ilnnil
Hit rtrAA vo\uw*ti
clutched in-one of tncfelftws. He
put hi* hand in one of the holes
that the bin! had dug, ami there
be found a "pocket" of nuggets—
, Oil       1 •.!       il
l/'lir, iAIAtlMi   ^Mi-wivi,   w.-»W>*   -«*.-i.w. main. ,
Uggmi nnggetr, that had ever been
found in the region.
Hilly took the jay in his hand;
he found the bird surprisingly
heavy and hte crop gwitly ex-
p*rnW*l. "TUw tweaunta for It,"
Mid Billy; "the wealth of Fosy,
and aii. Vent UuU Ml*-.*, Ute
greed, and Foty's, haw finished
hito. ' i
Carter   tailed   his    mine   the|
The proposed American statute
for abolition of kissing and a fine
of $5 for each indulgence in unhygienic osculation is not new.
The old Puritan blue laws of Massachusetts forbade the exchange of
kisses in public as a breach of good
behavior. This law has never been
repealed, and not very long ago
there was much amusement and
some indignation in Boston at tha
arrest of a- prominent citizen tor
kissing his wife on the street.
Milan has a similar ordiuance
against kissing or other amatory
demonstrations in public places.
It dates from the time of tho Sfor-
zas, and only a Bhort time ago a
pair of perfectly respectable lovers
were haled before a magistrate for
kissing each other in the park. He
ruled that though a kiss under
such circumstances was not immoral, it was inconsistent with the
decorum of civilization, and inflicted a fine of 12s. A similar
law imposed in Englaud on bank
holidays would make the income
tax a superfluity—if the.fines were
paid.—London Chronicle.
lliiiul on ii Wfu.
The enthusiasm of curlers is well
known. While King Frost holds
sway, every terrestrial consideration gives way to the "roarin"
The wife of a devotee was on her
deathbed, and sho feebly muttered
to her husband:
"Idinnathink I'll last tull tho
mornln' Willie."
Willie approached tho couch of
tho dying woman and said earnestly;
'•Handon, Maggie, ma woman,
baud on a weo wi' a' yer raicht an'
main, jist for anithcr day. I'm
tae skip oor rink at the bonspiel
the morn, an'it winna look weel
for ine tun be on the ice if ye'r a
corp, yo ken."
Au English paper records the recent marriage near Cornwall, England, of Miss Jane Weeks to
Thomas Day, and adds: "A Day
is gained, a Week is tost, but time
cannot complain; for soon there
will lie Days enough to make a
Week again."—Dallas Times.
S a monthly journal that you do not
meet every day. Its home is in the
West, far from the smoke cf crowded
cities and the hum of grinding commerce. High up in the mountains, surrounded by scenery that would drive some
artists mad with joy, its editor sits close to
heaven and draws inspiration from the
clouds $ . $ * * * * * ■ * * ■ * *
Lowery's Claim is principally devoted
to Truth and Humor. It has hosts of
friends .and enemies. It is hated and loved
just according to how it strikes the human
miud. It presses the limit every time
and always deals from thc top. It bows
to no creed, cringes to no god or devil, and
fears nothing, not even the sheriff. It is a
sham crusher, and aims to tear the mask
from everything that is evil. It is the
most independent magazine iu the world
and panders to no class, party, .sect," creed,
color, flag or fat advertiser. It has pay
ore always in sight, and every shift shows
that it is increasing. It has touched a
chord in the human heart that vibrates
with its music wherever the English language breaks the ozone :;; ^. % % ;;; ;!. ;;. %
If you want to get in line with it, get in
early as the Circulation is limited to a million. No sample copies are sent to anyone,
but it is furnished free to. all people who
are one hundred years old. Postage free
to any part of t|iis wicked earth :i: % % % %
Mliminil'H Mlntilken Fol ley.
"Mamma," said 3-year-old Flossie, "I guess you don't know
much about raising children, do
"Why do you think that," asked
tho mother.
"Because," replied the little
miss, "you always send me to bed
when I'm not sleepy and make me
get up when I am sleepy."
The poet who wrote a poem on
"Martyrdom," in which occurred
the lines "See the tall martyr in
his sheet of lire," was cut to the
heart when it came out iu thc village paper: "See the tall martyr
with liiH "hirt on fire."—Western
Credulity is a monarch on whose
kiugdom the sun never «»ts. The
cradle and the grave aro its frontiers, the entile human nice its
A new mining liiw  is luiiti^- drafti'd
for the South African mining region.
Af'.er hein<r suhinitli'd to.the i-hnml.i-i'
of mines the. nicustiro wi||  «-o to ji commission, find thence to the It':.'Native
council for imni-tmt'iit.   The draft proposes tlint copper lights shall he jrnuti-il
in tho form of two'li|ot:Ks. of :10 claims
e,;i.-h, with vertical rights ilifferiuulrnm
the  laws rexuliitiiiK  goUi inining, in i
that the reel cannot  he followed  in nil •
its dips ami angles.   Licenses  will hei
i'fi per month for each  block.   Stamp
mills with less than 5-stamp ImtterieH I
may be worked without the payment of I
h rovalty ' i
'      I
Tho greatest friend of truth is |
time; her greatest  enemy is prejn-■
dice, und her constant companion
Is humility, -('niton I^ienit.
Is thci-niii'lif-ii ni t!i!iinliii.iii*>ly :it-ri-.*(l tn l>y  Im
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tit%.iktt,im*) i. a, Mvmti THE LEDQE, NE^ DENVER, B. C, JANUARY 22, 1903.
Tenth Year
Notary Ftitalio.
, Notary Public, Insurance A'gent anfi
Mining Broker. Mining Stocks bought and sold.
General agent for Sloean properties. Small
Debts Court held lst and 3rd Mondays in every
month.   Established 1S95.
r Pvom ^hfl I?
and American plan. Meals, 25 cents. Booms
from 2,'c up to $1. Only white help employed.
Nothing yellow about the place except the wid
in the safe. MALONE & TEEGI1JLUS.
MADDEN HOUSE, NELSON, is centrally
located and lit by electricity It is headquarters for tourists aiid old timers. Miners or
millionaires are equally welcome. THOS.
MADDEN. Proprietor.
THE KOYAt HOTEL, Nelson, is noted for
the excellence of it3euisine.   SOL JOHNS,
BAUTtETT HOUSE, formerly the Clark
is the best SI a day hotel in Nelson. Only
white help employed. O. W. BAKTLETT,
THE   EXCHANGE, In KASLO, has plenty
of airy rooms, and u bar replete with tonics
and bracers of many kinds.
I^HE MAZE, in KASLO.  is just the place
for Sloean jieople to (ind when dry or in
search of a downy couch.
JG. MELVIN, Manufacturing Jeweller,
. Expert Watch Repairer, Diamond Setter,
and Engraver. Manufactures Chains. Lockets
nnd Rings. Workmanship guaranteed equal to
any in Canada. Orders by mail solicited. Box
240, Sandon.
pure Latakia Student's' Mixture. Pace's
Twist, Craven's Mixture, Bootjack, Natural
Leaf,and many other kinds nf Tobacco.
G. B. MATTHEW, Nelson, P.O. Box 40.
HJ. PHAIU, Dealer in Foreign and Do-
•   mestic Cigars and Tobaccoes.   Biker St.,
Kootenay Candy Works.
Wholesale Confectioner.     Nelson
ng   aii
"Wholesale   Merchants.
ers in Butter. Eggs, Cheese, Produce and
Fruit,Nelson, B.C.
*'   Imixrtors. Wholesale Grocers and Provision
FI.. OHKISTIE, L. L. li., Barrister, So
.   Hcltor, Notary Public.    Sandon, B. C,
Every Krlday at Silverton. tf
ML. GRIMMETT, I,. L. B., Barrister,
.   Solicitor, Notary Public.     Sandon, B.C.
Branch Office at New Denver every Saturday.
Mining Properties.
^Mining pTOpcrtiesJshould_addre»a_Bo_x_iiO.
New DeiiverTB. C^
Insurance «Sb Real Estate
Insurance Agents. Dealers in Keal Estate
Mining Properties, Houses to rout and Town
Lots for Sale.
1 S. HASHDALL, New Denver, 11. C.
Real Estate and Mineral Claims for Sale. Claims
represented and Crown Granted.
Lumber, Doors. Windows, Store Frontijiliow
Case*, Store nnd Iter Fixtures, Counters, Fancy
GlM*. H. HOUSTON, Manager.
Nelson, B. C.
Hi* had 16 yearn oi))erlenc« In
     . In dental work, and
make* a upeela'ly of Gold Bridge Work. Most
complete dental oflice In il. C.
Ooneral   Store.
JT. KELLY.  TilltKK  K0KK8, dealer In
•  Groctriffl, Dry flwxb, Etc.,   Good* Shipped all over the Slocun.
IUM. The moHt complete liril Til
on the Continent of North A inert- n LA Lin
ca. Situated mliUt aienery un- D C C fl D T
rivalled for Grandeur. Umitlinr. n CO U fl I
Flihlng and Kicuraionn to tlm many poinU of
tntereit. Tclesraphlc roimnumcatlon with all
parti of the world; two mail* arrive and dejiarl
everyday. In l.itln-* cure nil ncrvoui and
ntucular illicavm; It* wat«m lical all Klduoy.
Live? and Htotniirh Ailment* nf every niuni*.
Tlie l.lUb ut a l.iui>iMil|i Uvkat butweuii
New Denver ami Halcyon, ubtuluuhlu all the
year round nnd K«o<l for tu nays H W :i'.. Hal
■cyon H]iriiift, Arrow l.-ilcc, 11. (.".
JOHN  M« LATCH IK.   n.iinlulon ami  I'm-
vliii'ial Lund Surveyor.  .\il*>n, II. <*.
It IIKYLAN'II, Kntfmnir and Provincial
,.   I.eint Murveyor.   KAHI/i
Mail ..i.l. r« |iro nptlv allcit.M in.
JN.   CAMKItoy, Sand in. Manufacture*
.   ~	
n.    v.inr.iiii.T,   nanum.   >i*iiui*v iuith
Clolliliirloorder; and lollelu |iatroniije
rain all tluitm
Silver King Hotel
In Nelsw, ! have wctired n
lease a.Toii tho Imperial.. mA
have changed thc name to
what Jt wa.* years ago:
The Silver King Hotel
This name te familiar to all
who bl»2ed the trolls in early
Axy-s, tiiut the newcomeiA
will not forget it il they droj»
«n s»n<l wee. tne.
Fporp tte BliIPs Kmtf
Most everybody is talking about
Hard Times."
He must be a dreadful fellow, to
be talked about as he is;
Everybody has something' to say
about him.
Eyen the parsons mention his
name, with a long breath;
And the editor hits at him.
I never met the gentleman personally;
Of course, I am short a meal now
and then, and lack the "necessary"
to buy one-
All dogs do that.
But as for meeting and associating
with Hard Times—
I never have, and want to be excused.
But, really now, I don't think he's
as bad as many persons make him
It reminds me of the long ago,
when my boy friends used to capture
bumblebees nests.
Each would arm himself with two
paddle-shaped fans, made of a shingle, and when all were ready, a rush
upon the nest would be made;
Out came the bees, and away went
the boys, their paddles beating the
atmosphere into a fog about their
Some of them would run and beat
themselves breathless, and perhaps a
bee had never been after them at all.
They were that afraid that at the
buzz of a gnat about their beads they
would strike out wildly with the paddles and run farther away.
While they were doing the beating and running the other boys—
they who had  stood and killed the
bees—walked off with the honey.
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Here are a number of Hard Time
antidotes, that are sure to knock out
the poison that troubles the affected:
Let each one troubled with the
complaint, go into the woods and saw
If you are already sawing wood,
and the disease has affected you,
come into town and swap places with
Henry Stege.
Or do a turn in our printing palace.
If you live in Silverton, move to
If that does not cure you, go on to
Three Forks or Sandon.
If you live in Slocan City, change
weapons and shoot to kill.
If you are sleeping at your post
waiting for business, wake up and
If vou are advertising, increase the
dose while the epidemic prevails.
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In addition to the above there are
ways ot helping yourself by helping
Or allowing others to help themselves:
If anybody buys booze of you, and
wants your bar fixtures to adorn his
Let him take them.
If you own a cow and a neighbor
buys'milk of you, and it that neighbor wants to borrow your cow to calve
for him—
Let him have her.
If you give 10 cents in the contribution  box, and want  to use the
church organ for a chin dig, take it-
It's yours.
If you buy a meal at a hotel, nnd
want to use tho hotel piano at a
prayer meeting, take it—
It isn't yours.
If you subscribe for tliis paper, and
want to amuso your friends with our
big press, come and carry It away—
It isn't yours.
It is not a difficult matter to bo a
cipher. There is no honor in it, no
wisdom, and surely no pride.
A dog is as high as tho man who
WILLS not to bo any higher than
a dog.
There is nothing compulsory about
education, knowledge, wisdom, love,
and Christ.
You can take or leave any ono or
all ol them.
No person can take them for you.
Your efforts, nnd your's only, can
win them lor you.
No one of them can bc won without
And belief is nt the bottom of nil.
If a child had not faith in tho prin
ciples laid down by the teacher-
faith sufficient to practice jthem—it
never'could gain the knowledge that
comes from a practical demonstration
ot them to oneself.
As it is with the lesser attainments
—knowledge and wisdom—so it is
with the greater—Christ.
Without faith there can be no love,
and where love is lacking there can
be no Christ.
A life without knowledge and wisdom is merely an existence.
A life with these attainments and
without Christ in it, is incomplete and
All the west coast states have prospered during-1902. In agriculture and
horticulture Idaho has perhaps led the
rest She has great tracts of agricul;
tural land and much of it ia at an altitude which enables her to more certainly depend upon a crop than the
other intertnountnin states can. Then
she has ample water for irrigation. In
Utah there has been great progress,
Her old mining camps have outdone
themselves, and in Beaver county such
progress has been made that n mighty
fruition is already in eight The only
cloud upon the state's material prosperity has been the decline in silver.
This'makes a feeling of disquietude lest
the continued fall will by and by seriously cripple mining in the precious
metal camps. It is most strange, too,
that such losBes can come against the
common sense of the world, all brought
around by the manipulations of a few
Let us rehearse a few facts. The
production of gold compared to silver
is 1 to 14 by weight; that is there are 14
ounces of silver produced to one ounce
of gold.
In value the gold compared to silver
is three to one.
The total present annual value of
silver is about $85,000,000, Mexico and
the United States supplying about
three-fourths of the total amount.
For the 100 years previous to 1870-the
relative production of gold to silver by
weicht was about 1 to 15, and the rela
five value was about the same—1 to 15
The present production compared by
weight is only 1 to 14 instead of I to 15,
and yet the value of the gold production is three times that of the silver, but
the ratio is 1 to 14.
That is, as compared with gold, silver
is much more scarce than it waa a few
years ago, but it has fallen in
value when measured by gold 60 per
cent. This is all due to the fact that
by statutes the nations killed the demand for silver by converting one of
the precious metals that had always
been reckoned as a fit material for
money into mere merchandise. They
did this, too, when the daily transactions of quite four-fifths of the world's
peoples are too small to be measured in
anv money except silver and copper.
The money lenders called it scientific
financiering, though the world outside
of their own select, insignificant faction— was—starving—for-moiiey: After
thoy took away the demand for silver,
took it away by statutes, and silver began to fall fn value as compared with
gold, they pointed to It and said: "See
how silver is falling; it is no longer
worthy to bo called a precious metal."
The people could not see that it was not
the fall of silver, but the advance of gold
that they were witnessing, tliat when it
had fallen 50 per cent it required twice
tlie weight of wheat or corn or copper
to buy a gold dollar that it had a few
years previously.
They would not see it, but persevered
until they lind effectually killed it as
money. And still, they are not happy.
Spanish-America, beyond Mexico, is incapable of buying "much, for it has
nothing to sell. It is tho same way with
Spain with Italy, with Greece and
Turkey; it in more so with India, much
more bo with China Tlio ships havo
very little to carry to or bring away
from quite three-fourths of the world's
peoples, because thoy .have no money
with which to carry on industrial enterprises. It would seem that this
would bo a good timo to press an international agreement to ro-recosnize ail
ver as money at somo ratio withhold.—
Goodwin's Salt Lako Weekly.
The Filbert Hotel
Is the house to fctop at when
in the Silvery City. The
rooms are airy and tlie heda
conducive to slumber, while
the call hells beside every
door will put you in mind of
modern civilization. T.he
meals in tho dining room
win make u imwh upon your
taste and change your stomach into an internal heaven.
The Filbert is cosmopolitan,
,,,,,i: , i      f * *•
-i,...i. ,.*,..*,.v ,,»>•,>.'.,,,v '\.itmvuMMi
American and European
plan. The bar is replete
with all kinds of bracers from
gentle old rye to the tipple
that foam* in the gins*.
P. H. Murphy
"Why yoa should buy
BeC{IU8e It is tho host quality.
Because a te ti>« ■■■•>*t itaAng
chew. "
BeCaUSe » l« the largMt high
grade 5 or loc plug.
Because ti»« im* »■•« v«iunhi» for
pre minimi until Jnnua ry
lht, 1001.
BeCaUSe w«    gimramn'   every
plug, ami
BeCaUSO >'»'"• 'hmlcr in author.
teeA   to   refund   vour
money if yon nrtt not
Cigar Co.
Union .J""*'
Label   Marguerite
Oicrfira Bou*uet
^-''S1*10 Our Special
EI Condor
w. t. MCMILLAN * co. Schiller
Wltttak ktmU lift P.C
VtRcotnrcr. R.t'.
Facts and Philosophy K
My stock of watches and diamonds is
enormous.  I have the resources, talents
THC   ICU/tl CD and experience for supplying these goods
lilt J t W kLttl in a manner that admits of neither loss
nor dissatisfaction to our customers.  I buy largely because I sell largely.   Large
buying makes low selling possible and economy In expenses makes it still more
possible while still preserving a high standard of quality.
Here are some Specialties:
Diamonds and all kinds of precious stones.
Ladies'  Rings,   Brooches and   Bracelets,    Watches,   Links,
Lockets and Neck Chains,
Manicure and Toilet Sets to suit everybody.      Sterling Silver Novelties ot all kinds.
Sterling Hollow Ware.      My stock is complete and I want you all to call and inspect it.
Engraving not exceeding three letters will be done free of charge.
JACOB DOVER, ^lesjoenweblcer
Orders byinail receive our prompt attention.   Send your watch repairs to me and I will do tne rest.
Macleod, Alta., Jan 6.—Mr. John
Linehatn, of Okot:ks, the coming oil
king, was in town yesterday. Mr.
Lineham is well pleased with the results following hia company's boring
operations in tne Kootenay oil fields, an
abundant supply of oil of good quality
being struck at about 1,100 feet. Tho
oil upon being tapped spurted several
feet above the level of the ground for
some time, but finally its volume became greatly diminished owing to the
influx of water. The drill is stuck hard
and fast at a depth of about 1,200 feet
and remains fast although every effort
has been made to dislodge it. It is said
that a scheme is on' foot to construct a
pipe line from tho oil fields to Macleod
for the transportation of the valuable
fluid. This will be an expensive operation, but it ia an absolute necessity. It
is thought that a much stronger flow of
oil would have been obtained had the
the accident to tho Tdrill not happened.
The company have obtained control of
one aud a half sections of land and will
make further tests in the near future.
This old-time hotel hasreceutlv
"~15eeiri)0ught by the undersigned
and renovated into an up-to-
date hostelry. Miners, tourists
and all classes of this world's
people can always got a square
meal and an easy bed within
the portals of my doors. The
bar contains many kinds of
nervo bracers, ranging from
the brew of Cody to tho sweet
cordials of sunny Franco. If
you are dry, hungry, weary or
sad when passing through the
Forks, lift the latch and drop in.
P.  BURNS   &   CO,
Shops in all the principle camps.      Excellent service always
P.   BURNS  &  CO.
Job Printing
That assays high in artistic merit, quickly
done at New Denver's printing emporium—
Staple and Fancy
Agent for
Tea Tips
To tnd from European points via Ounadlan
and American line).    Apply  for sailing date*
ratea, Ucketa and full Information to anyO.
Ry agent or-
O. P. It. A sent, Sew Denver.
W, p, p, Cumminn. Q. S. 8. Agt., WlnnlpeR
Gold, • .751 Oold and Silver. .tl.<>0
U»d.... 751 (lold.illv'r.eopn'r 1.60
HamplM by mall receh*prompt attention,
Gold and Sliver Refined and Bought
17»ft Arnpalion Ht.,  Denver, Colo.
25 cts
25 cts
of |>uro,clcaii,flno-ilftvored
Will buy ONE POUND
Standard HREAKKA8T
BLACK TEA. Purolma.
ore of ten pounds or more, will receive one jwund
extra for each ton pounds purchased.
ni,rl«20il^urJr*uJ,ftrllna.» of CHOICE TEA,
8&>fiii^'.!ISiC^ "•lKr ,,oun"for
Kootenay Coffee Company
,,,a ^ Kelson. D.^tIUkM8t-
General Draying: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.
Coal & Wood for Sale
Saddle Horses and Pack Animals.
Feed Stables at New Denver.
weld and flower seeds.
NOT tbe "lar/rait nurwrlm, greenhauwi. and
«*d houiw* in the world." Iwt we !»»""&««
itock than ever, and you will uv* mon<»y hy
»». MM.r.edne^u,owo •',™1'
*im Weeimlniter Hoad. Vancouver, II. O.
9:00 a m. Lv. KASLO An. 8:15 p. m.
Ili25 a. m. Ar. SANDON Lv. 1:00 p. m.
J:00n.tn. Lv. NELSON An. 7:15 p. m.
8:40 a. in. An. KASLO Lv. fl:ft|S P. ro.
Tickets gold to all part* of tho Unltod
SUtmrnd Canada vfa Great Northern
and O. R. & N. Company'* lines.
For further particular! call on or ad.
ROBERT IRVING, Manager. Kaslo,
Fred. Irvine & Co,
W« ar» showinflr in onr now prftmluc* one of tho nne*t stocks of Udi«" Wear over displayed in Nelson. In
th»UdiM'r^par»m*n»y<)«willfindawylar««aw*oitmoni<>fui>.iodate and natty stylet In Ud!«*SIIk
Cashmere at.d French Flannel Shirt and Blouse Waists. A very pretty and natty lot of lAAie*' SHV tw
lli.x.:. *«; :y.A*. T.^~.>wm immtmn, HiMiia) ior llie holiday trade. Ladies' and Children's Handkerchiefs
Hats and Cap* Fur Boas, Ties, Ruffs, Muffs and Seal Jackets. In the Gent's Department we can show'
you Men's Smoking Jackets, Dressing Gowns. Bath Robes, and Traveling RujfSi Silk Umbrellas; Ties, Silk
Wraps, Scarfs, Mufflers. Kid Gloves, Mitts and Fancy Hall Hose, and Underwear.
mail onrjRiMi nKnmvK sprout attkktwh
Fred. Irvine & Co.
 „..,_,_ NELSON, B. C.
Skunks Am valises of


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