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Volume VIII.   No  33.
NEW DENVER, B,C, MAY 1(5, 1901.
Price, $2,00 Year advakc-
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«i\Tit«. ; .Ji«rtt.>«st.
QQrw*H News PToat
In and About the Slocan and Neighboring Camps
that are Talked About.
LOCAL   CHIT-CHAT.
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:'"^he Canadian Gough" at Bosun
hall fonight.    ,    , \   ,,,     .
'there are 46 men working at the
Queen Bess.
'fresh eggs are 40 cents a dozen in
Neij Denver.
The K. & 8. railroad changed its time
table on May 5.
Mark Manley spent a few hours in
town this week.
'The ore sbute on the Iron Horse, Ten
Mile, is widening*.
{The wagon road on Ten Mile is to be
extended one mile.
Jack Lowes and Eri Thompson are on
the way to Alaska*
Forty men are working at the Payne,
all on development. - 0
The number of ranches along Slocan
-river-are increasing.	
Mr. Ldyatt is mentioned   for
the
Larson, Stewart & Welch have the
contract forvbiuilding.-.the Q. P. R. line
in the Lardeau)   Porter Bros, will do
the bridge work. . A
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A Crow's Nestfreight train rolled into
the river^ Sparwood and Barney, one
of the brakesmen is missing.   The rest
of the crew swam ashore. .Y
The St. Eugene mine at Moyie resumes operations this week with a force
of 200 men. The ore tor several months
will be shipped to Belgium.
J. Parsons Smith, "the Canadian
Gough," was at one time a noted pugilist. He is a fighter still, but under the
banner of gospel temperance.
Pat Burns, the well-known cattle
king, will arrive in New Denver this
week. He comes to take a look at the
California in which he is largely interested.'" 7'A'7v-
The local telephone office is assuming
metropolitan airs.   A central 50_wire
ma£ot*lity*0f Sandon
Sandoni|lllelect.a new mayor and
one al'deirinJm on the 28rd.
i
Considerable work will be done on
the Hampton this summer.
Judd Rohrer has made an assignment
for the benefit of his creditor*}.
T.8. Procter inspected the work on
the Silverton Boy last Saturday.
Geo B. Macdonald is in Victoria at*
tending the Noble Five meeting.
There are fou* cases of smallpox in
Winnipeg* and one in Vancouvei.
Bad roads caused a blank in ore shipments from Slocan City last woek.
Lawyer Grimmett, of Sandon, has his
summer residence in New Denver,.
E. Jack has sold his interest in the
Frying Pan group to N. McNaught.
D. L. Taylor, formerly C P. R. agent
at Rosebery, died in Nelson a few days
ago.
According to the Drill, the paint
brush is being freely slung in Slocan
City.
Mrs Patrick Griffin, of Silverton, has
gone to Winnipeg for medical treat*
ment.
About 180,000 will be expended this
year In the Slocan riding upon roads
and trails.,
The Slocan Star has more men on thn
(Jayrolfthla month than at any time in
iU history.
Thomaa Duffy has closed up his bust*
mm in Sandon and will develop hia
mineral properties.
About» students from MeGHI college, Montreal, are on their way to
Inspect tbe mines of the Slocan.
tttere is some roar In Ontario because
tbe Bruce mines work on Sunday. Several Slocan miners are employed.
With milk at '20 cents a quart in New
Denver it ts a wonder someone does not
rob the roving bovine* of their Iscteal
fluid.
High water will prevail In Koottnay
this spring.  A sodden rash of great
heat would bring thu record up to that
of'SI.
A. Ferlaod is holding a genuine clear
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Ontario.
Hew Pwrer will rmitt flHve-ti/Ms M
oelebratlug Victoria Day.   A good pro
gram of outdoor sport* la* beau ar
ranged.
Real* people have rabetribed over
•1,000 for the celabralloo n«i« woek It
beats eakektse* where they get **
much money.
*et year treat (a Jofca WltHta*
Vbeai you vast deUcletts dweolates.
H- has \h*m In various grade* of price
Ajr-Jsreetaasf.
Tha Haw Denver Miae-rs' I'nteo win
flv*.« watt fa Bsm» Ball «*«■ th*
«*w«llft*f laaptro Day. TkkeU. la*
d»it»g tmppi*, ft.
cable was strung this week across the
street ahd the "trouble man's" troubles
made lighter.
Burns and Goff had a prise fight at
Nelson last Friday. The only knock*
out was ihe $5 paid by pug fiends to see
a mill that was a draw. The police
were aware of the battle.
Gavin Spence and Flora MacDonald,
tbe well-known and |>opular Scottlnh
entertainers, will give a performance In
Bosun hall on May 28rd, under the
auspices of the Knights of Pythias.
Thursday being Ascension Day evening prayer will be said in St. Stephen's
church at 8 o'clock. On Sunday next
services will be held at 11 a.m. and 7:80
p.m.   Rev. C. Arthur Mount, vicar.
The panic in Wall street last week
did not have any effect upon the price
of baths at John Williams' palace of
cleanliness. They are tho same price
as ever, with no extra charge for cold
water.
According to reports the "Emerald
Duett" are first-class entertainers.
Lovers of good singing, and clear,
bright amusement cannot afford to miss
hearing them Thursday and Friday
nights.
The local Miners' Union Is making
eveiy preparation to make the ball to
be held in Bosun Hall on the evening
of May 84th a huge sueeesa. Good
music has been engaged and the tuoper
will lie as good as the St. James hotel
can put up, and everybody knows what
this means.
the ledjre is entirely distinct and separate from the other vein located last
March. The peculiar part of the find
is that the ledge has evidently been
opened and concealed at some prior
time. Warren was examining the property, and came to the conclusion that
ore should be found at a certain place,
but was bewildered to a certain extent
by the fact that the spot had been previously worked and covered with rocks
from the tunnel. Nevertheless, he
started to work there and found behind
the filling a splendid ledge two feet
wide. The ore was exceptionally rich,
and for a distance of 25 feet, as far as
the ledge has been followed, it assays
115 ounces silver and 70 per cent, lead
There is now, Mr. Warren considers.no
possible question as to the worth of the
Wonderful., Itis an established fact
that the. property is a mine. The proposition that has confronted the man*
Agere of the mine has been a most
peculiar one The Wonderful has been
the only silver placer in the world, and
at an early date160,000 was taken from
the float. Since that time the owners
have been constantly searching tor the
true vein. Last March it was reported
that one had been located, but the find
just made is supposed to be the most
important strike made in the mine.
A   MONtDMKNTAI.   JOSH.
Saadon Ball Players Come  Dowa   from
the Snowbank* to .Stretch Their Legs.
of the land is still controlled, by large
owners who have cleared comparatively
little of it, better use is now* made of
the cultivated portion.. Armstrong dealers shipped, oyer 100 cars of fruit and
vegetable produce last year, while previously littlepxcept hay and grain was
grown. Fires burn,in new cleat ings al|
along the line, energy and bright hope
fpr the future is dispjay^ everywhere.
The valley is rejoicing in the success of
its persistent representative, Price Ellison, in securing over 185,000 of the estimates, for roads, bridges and public
buildings , , 7 7.,, ; 77 7-7''
i _;,?rot. Paleness lectures.on fruit culture he ve'■■ been jnuch appreciated. by,
the sett'erSj as also his endeavors to
gather information that will lead to a
satisfactory adjustment ef Any grievances on the question of freight rates.
More small farming is done at points
down the lake. The Kelowna Shippers'
Union finds a market, for everything
grown,in the Mission Valjey. Thedls-
tinguishingi feature of Kelowna is its
tobacco plantation. ... The Peachland
Townsite Co. has demonstrated the success of its experiment with small farming. Most of the 10-acre lots haye
found ready, purchasers, many of whom
have cleared .and fenced their land .and
are this spring planting out peach trees
that in three years will be giving returns for the labor. Some of the enter-
priging gardeners here make a specialty
Jas, Marino brought some fine samples of ore from the recent strike made
on the Willard claim, situated on Four
Mile, near the Emily Edith. The pay-
shoot Is reported to be from 8 to 10
Inches across, and tbe ore ts galena.
The strike was made at a depth of 76
feet, a crow-cut tunnel having been
run to tap the lead. Drifting on the
ledge waa started only a short time ago
and the big strike was made last week,
W .11. Biandon, el SSl*«n*to», is inlet-
nat#tt with Mr. Marino in thn property.
A N>i*«n jury last Friday returned a
verdict of not irulltv in th* mm i4 the
Crown vs. Dei Revleres, charged with
the murder of Harry Rowan at Green*
Sandon's monumental josh was no
dream. They.played it off et the New
Denver baseball grounds on Saturday,
and it wasn't a good day for joches,
either. Editor McAdams chaperoned
the aggregation, bringing with him a
wide kidney of dignity and his spring
overcoat. He dropped both early in
tint game, and concluded at the end of
the first half of the seventh inning that
to bat or not to bat it were better not
to bat at all, and sadly gathered in his
flock and hiked for the station to catch
the early train for the city that nestles
so snugly in the snowbanks of a decaying winter.
At the end of the sixth inaing the
score Mtood 81 to 17 in tho Denver team's
favor. In tbe seventh the visitors run
up 7 more marks, but threw up the
sponge before Denver came to bat. Up
to the fifth inning it was any man's
game with the best of it on Denver's
side. But in tho fifth the home team
nit the ball all over the field and, assisted by the amateur playing of some of
Sandon's fielders, increased their lead
from 2 to U. In the sixth Sandon
changed pitchers, but it was a change
for the worse. Murphy opened the
game tn the box, and he pitched good
ball while his arm lasted. Richards
then tried his hand, but was • dismal
(allure. Murphy hit four men to base,
but gave few bases on balls. Richards
coutdn t get the ball over the plate, and
aa many as wanted to wait vould get to
first on balls, Cook pitched s|i innings
for the home team. He was In good
trim and threw an easy game What
he lacked was speed, but he sent other
things over the plate that were more
deceptive. In the first half of the ear
tmth Woods went Into tha bo*. He has
great speed but lacks the control of thi
ball that characterises Cook's work Hi*
waa hit hard The oul-HHil woik of
both teams wa* good, but th*in*ti*lding
hy the visitors waa rank.
Position if the player*: HmihIuii.
Murphy, |>; llicti.»r.i». «-.-, Br..an. m .
McNaught, ltt •>; Uaill..*. id li; Mai-
Adam*, Hdb.f Dimmirk, «•• f; Crawford, r. f j Mood**, I f. N»«w Ifcmver*
Cook, p j Long,? ; Tucker,s.s.j Moran,
of early vegetables, W. J* Kirby, the
energetic and affable agent of the Dominion Express Co,, has made himself
popular,by securing for the people ;ia
raW-that will permit them to compete
with Toronto shippers in the towns and
cities of Manitoba.
Most of the Okanagan fruit growers
have been slow to grasp tbe necessity
of good packing, but it seems probable
that this matter will now receive the
attention it deserves,and as the orchards
are being well cultivated a better class
of fruit will be offered. This is worth
the notice of Vancouver dealers. Lam*
bly's peach orchard is now in full bloom
—a beautiful pink flower garden sur
rounded by acres of apple blossoms
Here, too, are wild flowers to gladden
the heart of a botanist.—Vancouver
World.
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A, Smith ..Tells .What He Thinks About  the<
Eastern and Old Country Mining Investors.
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MKTKOniHT MINIHTEKH STATIONED
The following ministers were named
for the Kootenay churches by the con*
fuience held In Nelson tho past wook:
Nelson District—Nelson, James H.
White; Ymir, one to be sents Kaslo,
Samuel J. Thompson: Ainsworth, to
be supplied; Sandon, John Py«; New
Denver, Arthur E. Roberts; Slocan
City, Geo, E. Smith; Cranbrook, John
W. Bowering, B A ; Fernie, R.Forbes
Stlllman; Michael, Thos. H. Wright.
Rossland District.-Rossland, Albert
M. Sanford, B.A • Trail, one to be sent,
(J. A. 8.) under Supt. Rowland) Grand
Forks, Jamtia A. Woodi Greenwood, W.
Gordon Tanner; Phoenix, John D. P.
Knot.
Rev. Roberta will havs only New
Denver and Silverton to preside ovtr
fn the future, tbe conference supplying
another minister fer Slocan City
ftlLVKR  MOOHTAtN   KOAti.
■".Mlt is.a fact," says J, A. Smith in, the
Rossland Miner, "that.there ir. no time
like the present to bring British Column
hia and its mineral resource before the
capitalists of the east. In the larger
centres, both in Canada and the United
States, money is being withdrawn from
real estate investments, and even to a
very considerable extent from: Industrials and the capital thus realised, •»
seeking for a new .field; off investment.
Miilionsand millions of dollars are; at
the present time, lying iin the banks
simply for safe keeping and. are earning
nothing. With any real assurance that*
at least, the principal was safe and could
be regained a very large portion of this
capital.would be invested quite willingly
in mineral properties with the hope of
securing a return. .Before, however,
the eastern capitalists will, to any large
extent, risk their money--they must
haye an assurance, that the mining
laws are not only good, but are not
lik^yrftoAbe~aiw^
demogoglc, legislators or to. suit the
party purposes of each succeeding administration. People will certainly not
inveetthelr money where they see that
they are likely to lose it; through the
existence of bad laws or the continual,
unexpected and ruinous changes which
are made at the dictation of this class
or that, who care nothing for the general
interest and prosperty of the country.
Then, again, the time has come when
properties, placed on the market, in
order to obtain any recognition irom
investing capital, must to a considerable
extent, at least, have been proved, The
time of 'wild cats' and tbe time of 'surface prospects' has gono by. The period
of business propositions is upon us, and
no man, unlcHB he is able to show a
reasonable promise, from actual work
done, that his property will become a
mine can expect that it will, for an in*
stent, engage the attention of capital
"Another thing which I cannot dwell
on with sufficient emphasis is the necessity for a community like this to properly keep themselves and tholr properties before the world. I mean by this
to legitimately advertise themselves; to
let the world know what they posses*,
but not 'boom* themselves unduly. In
this age it is Impossible to expect the
world to turn Its attention to ns union*
we let It know that we possess tome-
thing which It wants. U we hate great
mining properties In this district, then
we should let the world know It, and
once capital Is convinced of the truth of
our claim, it will he anxious to come
here and will pour In without our solicitation For a community like this
then to pcataees a good newspaper and
to give that paper all the backing possible, a thoroughly ganernua support, is
a matter of dollars and cents to them
•elves'"
completely. re,yolutionized jhe.-iro_k.pf
gold mining, both with regard to quantity and celerity pf output* .-ecoooBa;)
and cheapness. This was tne' cyanide
process, followed by the treatment and
concentrates of tailings, and tne systematic sorting of waste rock .So sue*
cessful was the new method that it is
jnpw adopted throughout the country
with conspicuous success; and has since
been introduced into the gold fields of
Australia with equal satisfaction, i
i In 1892 no less than 1,974,854 tons of
ore were mined, which yielded 978,291
ounces of mill bullion; 800,526 ounces
[from tailings and concentrates, and 87,-
051 ounces .from banks and other
'sources, making an aggregate output
of 1,210,868 ounces with a value of 921,-
1488,050.
j The machinery for the production - of
the ore at the end of this year comprised
2,580 stamps! and 1,700 boilers, 780 of
the latter of which were in operation at
*vOiianfiesbutgr^wbiie™the'ethers - were—
distributed among the numerous other
gold mining centers throughout the Re*
public, representing a total -value of
about 110,000,000. The industry gave
employment to about 8,500 whites and
80.000 natives.
But the industry has grown tremendously since 1898, despite the more
stringent restrictions that were continually levied by the Republican government, and which considerably retarded the progressive development of
the industry to anything approaching
its possible capacity.   At the end of the
year 1897,8,500 whites and 60,000 natives were at work in the mines Heavy
shipments of machinery, which  had
been considerably  Improved In both
design, manufacture and capacity of
output, had been made.   In December,
1897, no less than 2,282 boilers and 1,289
steam engines were in active operation.
Electricity had also been introduced;
both for lighting and power, with conspicuous success.  Johannesburg.which
ih by far the most modern and enterprising city in the Transvaal, wu supplied with 280 dynamos which provided
light and power equivalent to 18,858,626
watts to 1,408 motor* and nearly 88,000
lamps.  The total value of the machinery and plant at work in 1897 was estimated to amount to 181,776,186.  From
tho beginning of the year 1898 until th*
end of May, 1899, 17,681,809 ounce* of
bullion had been eitract#d,reprees«tltO|
a sterling ▼title of taQ6,4»,18». '• It will
therefor* bo apparent that, though the
development of th* Industry In tho past
has been rapid, there ts every augury
of a much more successful and progressive era In the near future.
WH.D HIKIJIl.  Or THK TIUN-.VAAI,
Now that th* war In South Afrira It
rapidly ttrawlng to a dftte.puhlir atten-
llun U ««»•<• morn** Iwlng illr#<*ti-<l toward
ihi«eomi«i»reiaI and imlnvtrial develop-1
ment of the country, t*»|<««-i»Uy lu i on*
tiiftion with the gold mining Industry.
Some Idfla nf ftm wc-tlth of fh*» wnn*
try may be srl<mn<*d from th** mwiln of
"\\\ rf-mr.-f t.« MMtttwn.
^tf*nt;'*,Ti«rn*! *,T\M«fnr*JoTi T>p**,1Rf'Tlt*.r^*'
killed Itrtwan with a kn!f«» In a scuffle,
In which Rowan attempted to jdar* De*
Revteres upon a hot stove Dts Re-
j-Hare* was the butt of the camp and
j 'im>-MMi, m lU'miit;.! (t'.«*», '»*-» 'fcirr-Mittg
himself "mauling bin about," when the
little man uaad the kalfa with deadly
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Tae reosot discovery oo «k* Woods*}
fa) l#idf*l«c<M»ip1dewl bfVrWWtrntir
_nd*rwhc*e direction* th* work ha*
be**) carried oe, as oo« of la* *uw
tsaanfuae* to the ea»f, Th* Mg*
ha* been tape*! at a d-re-th «♦ abew IM
feet.  l*MW*i$rm*ti*M} /Ids, aad
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For* tht-vjtitrirs. BUiHii* tnaile 2 r«a»,,
MaifAdamti.. Murphy 1   Rtehard* I •|W " mw,",
Hoodi left on bane four tlme«, Brown 1,| a
McNaught 8. Dlmmlck 5t, Crawford left}
un hhh* ouvr       rot   i«nit»it.   ..ic/nj*  />,j
Otbbal, Cook 4, Toeker t, Moran 4.
NesWtt 8, Taylor 4, Wood il, left on
baa* once, Green!** 1, left on b**e throe
UM*******
$,.. W. U_ton, of th^ »ilv*rto» team,
amiArwl tbm gatn*i av«i Wm dwr/nWrfts, 0iA oi\ can with »H«**t
war* ekar*et«tHt«d hy afctotat* fains***! Soewr Chbjl* are tarky,
te hmk aUte*
The »U|i|iU'tiientary estimates wen-
jia»«td  Friday,    Slocan   nding  getn
li,"-**) (or the Silvi-r inouiiiain roail and
W0«» for thn Human rlri'r Irall.  Kelson
i ruling g*t* #i,.M< 9* a tWiin.i to IS.*,
nipt, h»tit« wim limit On* Mollv Uiltwiii,
: re*-!    llo-Milanil riding gi»t* fi,'*** for a»
j bridge at Hardy's i-roMing «tt«l ♦l,<»«>'
fur a bridge at Ingprani on the Kettle!
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I nf mttm    RnveMnk* Hdiitw ^t« Wni»i "'B *ftM mlne* imin^ ,hw I**1 ,!1 *****
(for  Pool crt#k bridg*.    rh«« miningt **«**• »***«*"****• * *"*'"?* ««•■
lrm»idwatFortHtf«li»r»*ta a raht« ntA^i ,u*v ••»*,vi*.\.fv.-w».v. ;..w. hwX 1,4,^^^^^
Hng by twrept  piatlit**. y*t   hare! Mium<:«*•*
, jj»!r*w«ii vety fmf*mm*..   I» tfce fs*»!^i**tM*i'7»t_
imi, aMordlQg to the Scientific Autsri* ^J2fKta#
\tMtt, oalv 23,12'. (Aina* of gold wer*;HMf*i
•LOCAN OHK  SHiratKNTfl.
The total amount of ore shipped from
th* Slocan and Slocan City mining
divisions for ths year 1900 wa*, approximately, 8fi,000 tons. Sine* January 1
to May 11, 1901, the shipments hav*
been as follows:
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jUit'um, in tunmvru Ut^wn, wa*
hot placer camp in 'tl, bat has
deserted for years. Some Chinam**)
recently leased the old ground and
started to work. One ef them whll*
m»sing*r*siBd an M tabi-a fouad aa
In pAA In \%,
prodM-ed, tfvi in IM MM year th*
quantity was multiplied nearly ala*
times, to -208,121 ounces. The prosper-*
Ity continued to incr**** during th*
next fear ywar», and the in-dtatry •*•
«a«MBd smdi Isif* f*eportie*s that ta-
deavorf w#r* made «Uh a «ww to Mm*
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I THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B. C, MAY 16, 1901.
Eighth Yeab.
Thi Lxdgk Is two dollars a year in advance. When not so paid it is $2.50 to parties worthy of credit.' Legal advertising 10 cents a
nonpariel line flrst insertion, and ft cent* a line each subsequent insertion. R«adini* notices 25 cents a line, and. commercial advertising
graded in prices according to circumstances.
FELLOW PILGRIMS: The Lbdoe is located «t New Denver. B. C and can be traced to many parts ol the earth. It comes to the front
•very 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
blaseras well as the bay-windowed and champagne-flavored capitalist. It aims to be on the right side of everything and believes that hell
should be administered to the wicked in large doses. It has stood the test of time, and an ever-increasing paystreak is proof that It is
better to tell the truth, even ifthe 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 oranium, or chase the black oow from our water
barrel: one is savage and the other a victim of thirst. One of tne noblest works of creation is the man who always pays the printer; he is
sure of a bunk in paradise, with thornless roses for a pillow by night, and nothing but gold to look at by day.
V R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.
Tttfe LEDQE.
A pencil cross in this square
Indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor
wishes once again to look at
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THURSDAY,   MAY 16, 1901.
n Good
tevil, yet it;preyails to an falarming Noise is noise no matter whether it
To enter .Toronto on
a  Sunday  evening,
TnmntfY especially when it is
. a T&iningi' is a dismal
proceeding. The streets are dimly
lighted and everything is hushed,
even the song.of the newsboys.
You are not supposed to speak
louder than a western whisper and
to spit is dangerous. Strangers
can get a meal on Sunday provided
they will not rattle the forks and
knives. To get a drink of boozer-
ine requires great diplomacy and
the unwinding of much red tape.
It is dangerous to get drunk upon
any day in Tpronto. You .cannot
play a drunk wide open in that
camp. It is sure to be coppered.
At the first sign of a wobble or a
whoop a helmeted cop will swoop
down on you. like a hawk after
Henry Stege's chickens, and then
you'll be good. Of course I did
not have any personal experience
with the jag catchers; but am
merely giving a pointer to any
thirsty pilgrim from the wet west
who should blow into Toronto, and
hit the booze fountain until his
face was aglow with the red flush
of wine, and the whoops coining up
through his hair.
Toronto has many newspapers,
none of them printed on a liand
press. They may be Solid Stuff,
but most of them are Dull Things.
They serve up the news fairly well,
but outside of that, with one or two
exceptions, their make-up is a literary hash, unspHnkled with the salt
of genius and untouched with the
bright thoughts that mean so much
to the dark spots in the soul of
man. Their editorials as a rule
assay 75 per cent. lead. The Telegram is one of the few papers that
works a shute of high grade editorial matter, which indicate* that the
editor muni have somewhere in the
clouds of thought located a claim
that does not readily pinch. . Thin
editor'* name is John Robinson,
widely known as Black Jack.
Black Jack seems to be a misnomer. He is not intensely dark in
the complex!en, and does not even
know what it means to "bust" b
drawing to 17. However, Jac!
is just the kind of a man to meet
when you are away from home.
lie in not rip-rapped by the false
notion* of life, He grant*, your
hand aa if you were a long-lout
brother, and the *nap iu hi* shake
indicate-* a heart that its not rough
locked by the *lu*h of conventionality. Like all bright men, Jack
haa one twA fault. He ix a l'reaby-
terian. I met another Jack in the
Telegram oflice, Monro i* the ln*t
half of hi* name. He )ia* done
time on the Kettle Kail* I'ioiiin
and many other went em nA|M*ra, *o
we found much in common to talk
about ah w«> wit t<tg<*ther in the
theatre and watched the actre**
make laughs* for the audience,
After the *how Jack a.td I wandered int*» a Yonge wtmit paUw utote
nml flrn«lr   Ut*   f»rr*»?it   «odn      Thin
ww prolwil.lv the Ik*pI -joke I naw in
Toronto, but .lack ran  vouch  lor
the truth of it.
Toronto i* a good  city   if  an
abundaiuv of parson* and gonpel
•ii   * '.. .»*,...♦•,..     f ♦  •    ,,,.»
hh-NM-d with many very liberal ami
public s-pirtted men. but many of
them are m» winctified and penurious that they would not .**ay damn
for (car that it would Im* charged
ii^ui'1. t tTt* in fn thi-' nrrhi'irfctr brnx-
tn.    \Vhtl»* flu* city i- •*» &**\ on
Ul»-    •illliiif     lU*t>      i-     ,l    ■•tt'.it.i     .ti
which iiii**»iomirt»*- ri»ight never* go
off rh'iU fot .jul «•! m«»ik, 'Unbare no ih| lam}*'* or cm tain- indl-
* at ing th«* "|ir*i«**'iief of tin   .-W-i*il
extent. AHnhdreds of woinen walk
the streets at night seeking an
opportunity to drag the grand passion into the mud for the sake of a
few pennies. This is the lowest
and most dangerous form of the
evil, and its prevalence is * largely
due to the efforts of the authorities
to make Toronto extremely good
on the surface. In certain parts
ofthe city iii the broad light of the
day women si£ at the windows a la
Spokane and request male persons
to come in. And yet we send missionaries to China, while a young
man with amorous propensities is
scarcely safe to be out alone in
Toronto after dark.
Toronto is a city of beautiful
homes, and the power of the cent
is might}'. Reformation is needed
in many lines; Wages should be
raised and the hours of labor shortened. The people should worship
church and creed less, and follow
more the teachings of Christ and
other experts upon the art of real
goodness. Goodness in Toronto is
largely shoddy. °
I
Rev. W. \V.. Baer, of Victoria,
smoked tobacco and the goody
^o^y^SM^f*mi^htiTCh~ciamored"
for his dismissal. His case was
tried by the Methodist Conference
in Nelson last week and he was
acquitted upon the grounds that he
suffered from insomnia and was
using the weed under the advice of
medical men. While it seems
strange for medical men to recommend the use of tobacco for nervous
complaints it lets the parson out of
a tight squeeze. He can still smoke
and preach, while if his congregation do not like it they can smoke
in the sweet bye and bye. If the
parson would quit preaching for a
year and cut wood he would not
suffer from insomnia nor need a
sedative to induce sleep. Too much
praying and too much emotion is
the real trouble. While trying one
parson for smoking win' not try all
who use tea or coffee? These
weeds are equally' as injurious a*
tobacco. Then again, why not inquire into the effect of meat and
other stimulating articles of diet
upon the carnal nature of man,and
atop the continual josh about having to guard the fair sex when an
aggregation of Methodistic pulpit
pounder* strike a town. Verily, a
thin diet make* a fat soul.
emanates from the throat of a sin-
chasing parson, or from within the
jaws of a coacher around the, diamond. Let there be no noise in
Nelson. This probably does not
apply to the gin mill, for within its
portals the floor has a sawdust face
and the only sound is a gurgle.
The poker room is also exempt,
because the players in silence ante
their chips away, and no roar is
made except when Kitty is slighted. Some of the Nelson stores
havethisTJtopiah Sunday silence
all through the week owing;to a
lack of printers' ink. "Now, will
you be good?"
The smoking of opi u m makes
its victims rich in their mind while
under the influence. The other
day in a western town two hoboes
raised the price of a dream and
laid down together in a hop joint."
To one came the big vision, and he
shouted in his sleep, "I'll bet $50,-
000 on the black!'' His companion
evidently heard it, and stirring uneasily he muttered, 'Put that cheap
guy put of the house!" The last
speaker must have been betting
millions in the big dream and de-
sired-no-plebeian-interierence^-—-y=
Cimj*u    Tho NelsonCoun-
OUnaay    CU have  voted
In Molcnn against Sunday
111 MClbUII haaebaH. The ball
ground* adjoin thc red curtain district where the grand pamion i* degraded to a commercial basin hy
female dealer* in counterfeit affection. Hence noiac by day is not
reliahed by those who m»ke it at
night. It i* a wi*e move to have
all noi*y sport* carried on otitaide
of the city limit* upon Sunday.
Out in the country where the flower
*eented breeze can blow through
the bx*c*, am) Young Canada can
yell at the umpire without tteing
afraid of waking up mim wim*
Honked Cyprian or shocking the
orthodox "with hearty lit tighter.
j Sunday *hould Im* ii day of nbwtliite
I re*t in the city. No noi*e »hoiihl
; ii*' allowed to Uirmeut the uervou*
<«v**tem    The iwonle *hould *f>eak
• in whit-j'-cr**. the train car* *houlil 1
• ceftM* to roll. l»*li* should not ring, \
nor whistle** blow. I'eople *honi«l I
go to church in mutlled fet»t and)
make no noW while there, a* *ing*l
tn..    . Vi,,?•*?,,i, •,»i,l t.T'«i-Win   ilmii!   W
extremely   dii-agreeable   to   many'
fwiiplc    F.ven the wind -hoitlil bV;
re>tntiinil on the Sabtitith and all
the   other  element*  Ir-oycotted on
ttmt particular dav.    If Ull  (.lav--
• r* imf rhttrcb pcopfe  will  pwiNt
in making not*-e»» on Sunday why!
iu,t k . nut. hi tlv t.ity wh.'-r'*t>t''Mi!'.'
.ng Hitd |>r»\ing aloud • 'hi l»' done
w ithimt ma 4>f!t-tt*e ti*  tUt**'   vim'
uMi f<i uh i rvi  the fMy n- on»- of
. a!*-ofnte r<-t  to »-*>ul and   >»"*ly?»
Last week in Nelson a man was
tried for murder, a prize fight was
"fit," and the Methodist parsons
met in conference. Yet not a jury
man was drunk, not a pug was
killed, nor a woman's affections
missing. Verily, Nelson do be a
wonderful western burg.
Montreal people have 814,000,000
invested in mining stocks, most of
which are worthless. This would
not be the case if people exercised
as much sense in buying stock* as
they generally do in other affairs of
life where money i* at stake.
If a church trust could be formed
in America it would be tho greatest
on earth. Over a billion dollars is
invested in the busines*. and a
combination should be able to furnish salvation much cheaper than
ha* been done iu the past.
This paper was the fii»t to agitate
for the establishment of a mint in
Canada. We would like to have
seen it in New Denver, but it is
better at Ottawa than nowhere*.
The B. C, Legislature prorogued
on Saturday, having panned 110
acta during the seaision. The province breathe* again.
The mickera are being worked in
the e_*t with oil »tock. Some fifth
never quit biting when the l»»it i*
changed regularly.
Hear the
flvangellitn.
•♦Emerald*,*' tin shijrlnv
Watch
Repairs
by
Mail
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TJNCONTEOtT.ED   MONOPOLY.
The lively campaig-n in British Columbia in favor of an independent line
oi railway from Vancouver to the
Boundary Creek country shows a marked dissatisfaction with the monopoly
enjoyed by th*- Canadian Pacific Railway. This is not at all surprising when
it is known that a monopoly gives a
railway power to interfere directly in
almost every line of private business.
A railway free from competition or control can dictate the price at which all
wares may be sold, and can even *2*o so
far. as to insist that a manufacturer,
unable to pay the rates levied, must cut
dOwn wages or otherwise redu e the
first cost of his products. A manufacturer cannot tender to supply goods
without first consulting the railway
officials to learn the cost of hauling.
The freight charg*© is named after the
matter has been thoroughly investigated on behalf of the railway. It is not
an uncommon experience for men en
sraged in productive enterprises to be
asked to produce their books and show
in detail the cost of production before
being told the rate at which their wares
will be hauled. There is no guidance
as to rates except the bearing* power of
the traffic, and that is estimated with
such care as to details that it puts
patrons in a state of revolt.
With the products of the mine the
same policy is pursued,,' and with like
results. The richness of the ere, the
cost of mining- aud the conditions of the
market are all taken into account in
determining thecost of hauling.. Asa
consequence it Ts of small moment to
the owners whether their ores are rich
or lean, for the freight rates are so
elastic as to reduce all to the same
level, To avoid all J uncertainty the
Canadian Pacific has its own smelter
at Trail, and quotes a single rate for
freight and treatment The price of
coal is fixed by law at $2 per ton at the
Nelson Saw and
Planing Mills,Ltd.
Lumber
Doors
Windows
Store Fronts
Show Cases
Store & Bar Fixtures
Counters
Fancy Glass
Charles Hillyer, Manager
Nelson, B. O.
Crow's Nest Pass mines, but the rail-,
way determines the price everywhere
else in accordance with the paying-
power of the buyers The fixing of the
price at the pit's mouth is of no benefit
except to local consumers, for the railway rates absorb the margin of advantage. If a beneficent Government
should decide that coal be supplied
gratis at the pit's mouth it would merely mean $2 per ton additional to the
railway in freight charges. The men
who wanted coal would still be obliged
to pay according to their ability, and
that would be thoroughly and carefully
investigated. It Is this inquiry into the
condition of every enterprise and solicitude for its welfare that is promoting a
revolt against the monopoly. No private corporation can safely be trusted
with so much power An efficient railway commission, investigating and
regulating freight rates, could decide
all points in dispute between tbe railways and their patrons in such a way
that the common carriers would not be
able to secure the best results of other
people's enterprise.-—Toronto Globe.
A SHIPMENT
JUST
ARRIVED
AND
MORE TO
FOLLOW
IN A
SHORT
Hamilton
watches
TIME.
THESE WATCHES WE RE ORDERED
SIX MONTHS AGO. THEY CAN
ONLY BE HAD BY ORDERING SIX
MONTHS IN ADVANCE. SUCH IS
THE DEMAND FOR THEM.
Are you thinking of buying? Sae these first.
Tliey am. without doubt, the leading American
Made Watch. Perfect beauties. See them in my
window.
■ Watch repairing ut right prices. . Satisfaction
guaranteed. Return postage paid on all repairs-
sent hy mall.
G.  W.  GRIMMETT, Graduate Optician
and Jeweler.
SANDON, B. C.
SILVERWARE
A lull line of Silverware and choice
Confectionery at
nrsJ.H.Wereley's
Josephine St., New Denver.
8
Special Sale Fishing
Tackle on Saturday,
May ISth.
Bourne Bros.,
NEW DENVER. B. C.
Lowery's
Claim
Will commence publication in June. It will rim
to the occnKion once a
month with Ul pagca of
matter calculated to jar
the univeive. It will l»o\v
to nothing but truth, and
will not aim to please anybody. 11 expectfl condemnation and pratee from the
jump and Ih not paraded
m a family journal. It
will look largely upon the
funny side of life, nnd will
endeavor to brunh away
Home of the cobwebs that
clnnter around the mind
of men. Get in early if
you want it. $1.00 a year
tn any part of the world,
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NELSON, B. C.
Wholesale Liquor Merchants
Finest Stock of Imported Goods in the upper country.   All leading brands of
Canadian Whiskies
: :  #
Dawson's Perfection, Usher's, Dewar's, Mitchell's and Doctor's
Special Scotch Whiskies
Koulvimy A ({Kilt* for l.niii»\vl<ik-Hr»lke-Cotl»-ii(lrr t'o. Bllllnnl Tables.
El Ciolo, Buena Galann, ltosebery, Klor de Marca and La Veda Cigars
R. T, Lowery
New Dtnver, B. C.
notice TO
«*|U
FIENDS!
Ami-ni-au ••rife*.
I will now wil
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THE PROSPECTORS' EXCHANGE    *
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I'artH* iMVtnir mining property for «al« are rr»n«»*»t«tl to fend samples ol thi-lr ore to
tin- Exi'hanue for vxhllilttoii.
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NEW DENVER,   B. <J.
Una one ol the mint beautiful locations tn America, and the public are
assured of pleasant accommodations.
  Proprietor.
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THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER. B. C\, MAY 16 1901.
THE   WALL   STREET    PIT.
\ } see a hell of faces surge und whirl
Lite maelstrom In the ocean—faces lean
And fleshless as the talons of a hawk-
Hot faces like the faces of the wolves A1'
..   That track the traveler fleeing through the night.
f   Grim faces shrunken up and fallen in,
Deep plowed like weather-eaten bark of oak.
Dniwn faces like the faces of the dead, .
Grown suddenly old upon the brink of earth.
It- this a whirl of madmen ravening,
A .d Wowing bubbles In their merriment ?
Is Babel come again with shrieking crew,
.    To eat the dust and drink the roaring wind t
And all for what ? A handful of bright sand
To buy a shroud with and a length of earth.
Oh. saner are the hearts on stiller ways,
Thrice happier they who.f ar from these wild hours
Grow softly as the apples on a bough,
Wiser the plowman with scudding blaae,
Turning a straight, fresh furrow down the field-
Wiser the herdsman whistling to his heart,
In the long shadows at the break of day-
Wiser the fisherman with quiet hand,
Slanting his sail againBt the evening wind.
The swallow sweeps back from the south again,
The green of May Is edging all the boughs,
The shy arbutus waits us In the town—
This roar of giddylng madness surging on
Surrounded by the quiets of tho hills
With the great calm stars forever overhead,
And, under all, the silence of he dead.
—Edwin Markham, In the San Franelsco
Examiner.	
MAKOHS   DALY'S   KINDNESS.
"I knew the late Marcus Daly fairly
v- \well," said a Western man to a party
of friendB the other day, "and lean
bear testimony to the blunt kindness
that made him so wonderfully, popular among the rough miners of Northern Montana., He waB a merciless
bargaiD*drivervand seemed to;take
a sportsmanlike pleasure in th«j.pursuit of money; but, once secured, he
would give it kway as prodigally as
a prince..'    7 .,._./.
■ "I'recall a' little incident that illustrates both phases ot his character.
In 1889 or thereaboutB,-a very decent
sort ot fellow, who was running a
grocery store in Butte City, got in
hard iineB financially, through no
fault of his own, and found it would
be neceasary to raise about $3,000 to
tide him over the crisis. He asked a
bank, in which Mr. Daly was a
director, to discount his note lor that
amount, and offered some raining
stock as collateral. The application
was considered by the officials and
favorably passed on, when Daly happened in and promptly turned it
down. *He declared that the chances
were decidedly against the note being
sonage, the minister, Waters and the
girl being the only ones present. It
was going in the minister's favor and
had been in progress two hours, each
studying the bqard carefully before
moving, when Miss Jones, who was
leaning over her lover's chair, called
his attention to an opening both players had failed to notice.
He took advantage uf It, winning
the game and the girl.
Rev. Mr. Jones was as good as his
word, and the engagement of the
couple was announced Saturday.
When the affair became known several of the flock called oh the minister, asking him it his contest did not
trench closely on gambling. He replied: "No more than church fairs,
grab-bags and similar methods of
raising money." He declared that
the game was played in the interest
ot the church, and he saw no reason
why he should not repeat it if occasion required.
ARE   WE  SO   WISE?
An Ontario writer brings up a question that may well be considered when
wo are pi;one;A& boast of\jthe world's
preaent:7sta_e of * enlightenment He
says: ''We boast of the science of the
age; we elaiiM, also, literary and intellectual, pre-eminence. And what with
telegraph's, phonographs, submarine
transmission, wireless telegraph}*, the
telephone, the wonderful printing ma-;
chines, telescopes', 'spectroscopes, the
application of the photographic art to
astronomy, liquid air and the manu-
tacturing arts, truly this is an Illustrious
era. To all these must be added the
tremendous armaments and the constructive and executive ingenuity displayed in military affairs. But what
shall be said of the realm of idealism,
and what bf ethical and speculative
philosophy or of creative mathematical
genius? Is there existent in our world
today a human intellect of the mould of
Homer's or Virgd's-with their power
of invention and expression—equal to
the task of producing a rival 'Iliad' or
'Aenaid? or a mind of the vast reach
and originality of Plato, or of the 'withering fire' of Juvenal's? Does the age
possess a Euciid, or a "man capable of
reproducing his elements of 'geometry,
were those to be lost? We probably
owe more to the ancients than we are
fully awarePof. Ours is an era of action,
acquisition  aud utilitarianism,  while
HOW   PITT   SAVED   ENGLAND.
heritance a vast empire bounded by
  | the Arctic sea and the Pacific ocean.
About the middle of the eighteenth j In India a few scattered factories had
century France was triumphant over been built into an empire, and both
England both in India and in Amer
ica. It seemed, indeed, as if the
latter was in danger of being stripped
of her chief possessions, and of being
reduced to a third-rate power. The
situation was perilous for England,
not only because she had lost Minorca
and was threatened in India and
America, but because, in the begin
ningi of othe Seven Tears' War, a
strange timidity and hesitation affected her officers. "My Lord," aaid
Pitt, to the Duke of Devonshire, "I
believe I can save this country, and
that no one else can." Such, says
the New York Sun, was the state of
things in June, 1757, when Pitt became virtually dictator. What was
the situation in October, 1761, when
he resigned, owing to the refusal of
the majority of the Cabinet and of
King George III. to declare war
against Spain, which, as Pitt knew,
had entered into a family compact
with France? At the end of four
years and three months the glorious
administration of one man had ended.
Within that brief period Great Britain
had been raised from despondency to
the position ot the first nation in the
world. From a condition of lethargy
and confusion lier army and navy
had been urged to victory after victory in three continents and on every
ocean. The American empire of
England, which had been restricted
to the Atlantic seaboard, now stretched to the Mississippi and controlled
the St. Lawrence. To the north and
to the west, the pioneers of the British race were to receive as an in-
S
Makers
r
■paldrand that the stoek-was-eertain Hhe-pre-GSsi'istian-ages-of-PythagoraKr
to depreciate before the paper ma- j Confucius, Socrates,  Plato,  Aristotle"
/ ! and even that of Pericles or the later
tured.
"The story ot his interference was
related to the grocer by a friend on
the board of directors, and, natui ally,
he was deeply embittered. He declared that Daly had gone out of his
way to ruin him, and cursed him for
a heartless old rascal.
"A few days later, Daly himself
dropped in at the store. 'I hear
you're hard up, my boy,' said he;
•what's the situation, in a few words?*
The grocer told him rather sullenly
how he stood.
'• 'That's all right,' said Daly. 'I
had to throw out your note the other
day, because Ijmake it a rule not to
Augustan era, though abounding in
practical''ethical teaching, were yet,
perhaps, characterized by greater originating genius and loftier idealism
than the present." ,
CANADA   IS   SKLF   MADK.
Caiiada honors politicians who were
heroiut to tho party, bnt.lt is a question
how far the best of them were heroes to
the state.
Confederation was the one. achievement which suggests that Canada was
ever in the hands of envisioned states*
mon. The country owes little enough
lo the greatest of her politicians.
('cuius in  statecraft  has  played a
let the bank take risky paper; but «"■ nf*« h. the rise a.ul progress of
i.n j*    Tin »iv<,! Canada.   Tho alleged giants of the
' '   f'uniiilinii nnljlii-ul ni'iinu (In lint wiifini tn
I'll tell* you what
you my personal check for the amount
and put your note In my safe. If you
can't take It out when it falls due you
can make out another one.'
•'The grocerjwas so surprised that
he could hardly express his thanks,
and, Incidentally, he mentioned the
collateral.
" Oh, hang the collateral 1' said
Daly. 1 ain't doing this as a buil-
neis proposition—I just don't want to
•ee i good.thard working fellow Ilka
yon go under.'
Canadian political arena do not seem to
have been strangely gifted with foresight. Canada is in a good position,
hut a cnuti.r*. with such resources and
such people ought to be in a good position, Canada owes her greatness to
the bounty of heaven and to the virtues of a hard-working people, and not
tn the genius of statesmen, living or
dead .—Toronto Telegram.
OIXTIVATK   A   HKNNK   OK   HtlMOIt.
If you are fortunate enough to have
even the germ ol a hciisc of liumor.cher
in Bengal and the Carnatic the foundations of supreme dominion had
been surely laid Above all, Great
Britain had asserted more absolutely
and universally than in any previous
era ihat command of the sea which
has been at all times the means at
once of her safety and of her imperial
expansion. There had been admirals
as valiant as Hawke or Boscawen,
but never before a statesman who
had perceived, as Pitt perceived, that
the naval force of Great Britain could
be used to isolate and conquer the
armies of her European enemies in
every part of the globe. The navy
of France was crippled and her
colonies reduced, and, when Pitt
learned that Spain had joined France,
he saw that there were fresh worlds
to conquer, and that the empire which
Columbus had conquered would offer
rich spoils to the countrymen of Ral
spring
Millinery
Just received.   Also barge Stock of Ladles'and
Misses' Shoes—lutest Sprint* Shapes.
ANOTHER  SHII'MKNT    OK   MILLINERY
RECEIVED THIS WEEK.
at Mrs. Merkley's
Nen Denver
eigh and Drake. England had to
fight Spain after all, and within a:
year after Pitt's resignation some of
the conquests which he had planned !
at Spain's expense were effected. In
August 1762, fell Havana, the key
to Spanish power in Cuba, and in the
following October Manila with the
Philippines was taken trom Spain.
It Pitt had remained in office, and
had received the support of George
III. there is little doubt that Cuba
and the Philippines would have been
added irrevocably to the British Empire.        	
There are about four yavda of very
close sewing  in
glove.
a   ladv's   ten-button
500
Hen Wanted
in wear
D. ricLachlan's
Spring Hats
BEST IN TOWN.
New Denver, B. C.
THE
BIG STORE
people.
CHKCKKIIKII  THK PA!l«»S.
lam closing put my large
stock of Dry Goods ahd Men's
Furnishings in Nelson, and
am offering the greatest bargains that have ever been
given to cash buyers in the
Kootenay country. There is
no reason why the people of
the Slocan should not take
advantage of this extraordinary opportunity. Mail
orders receive tbe same at-
tpntinn that, iatrivpn tririrHftra
from customers in person, the
only difference being in the
time to arid from Nelson.
Here are some specials:
SHIRT WAISTS AND SILKS.
Print Shirt Waists, the reimliir *1 line, rt.r> cts.
Black Sateen Shirt VVnlnts. 7fict»,
Chlnn Silksnt»"> eta. per yard.
Lii-rtfe raoiru of Fam-v Colored Sllk« for Blouses
nt nil prices,
DRESS SKIRTS.
ltej*ulnr M0 Blu.-k Ciepouiie Skirts, tocli-ar. *..
Regular *7 SO Blni'k Crei«mne Bulrls ut 'A
Rt-irulur $4..'<u Wui' and Black SeriroSklrU, W
Retruliir ai !>'• Bhick I.ni.|re Skirt.*, t<> oleur. >tM.
WHITE MUSLIN WEAH.
Coreat Cover* at Wc, Kflc, 40c und MX\
White Skirts nt Ifio. *l mid <i\J*i.
White Drawer* at i!Sc. .V*. 7'ic. »i, *i jq nm! Hi,
White NlRht Gowns nt .Vic. ?.*•. St nnd M..V>.
MEN'S WEAR.
Men'* Blue and Black -Hew Suits, rejjular Mb
Hue. your* at $10.
MenV Scoleh and Irlili Tweed Suits, mirnlnr *I&
line, at «0.
Men's Tweed Suit* at U, «">, *l and an.
Men'* Tweed I'anti, n large ranitu to choose from.
thereKularM line to clear at *3'i0; m
Hue lo clear nt »2 fto.
('owl Tweed I'ant* at •l.x*5, wl.Mi and i»s),
BOYS* TWEED AND SERGE SUITS.
Bova1 SulU at M.76. «, W.50 to •*.'..
noys' Oalntea and Linen Hultn at ll.
Men's Colored Shirts at KO cent*.
Men's White Shirt* at .*> cent*.
A. FERLAND, Nelson.
SANDON.
Call and see the largest
stock of Dry Goods, Carpets,
Boots, Shoes, Hats and Gents'
Furnishings in the Slocan.
The Hunter-Kendrick Co.
m/%*/%MA%t%W*%sfW%A,'%S9
a '■'"      When in need of
!STi	
yapfp,
ifra
Picture   Framing   and   Room
Moulding, write to
F1BRADLEY& CO
PAINTERS & DECORATORS
NELSON, B.C.
t
BRICK
MARBLE
LIME
THE MANSFIELD MANUFACTURING COMPANY are now prepared
to supply builders and contractors
with all the above building materials.
Our^ products received First Prizes
and Medals the last two years at the
Spokane Exposition. The Lime that
we are now manufacturing is not
excelled. Special quotations to contractors on application.
THE MANSFIELD
MANUFACTURING
COMPANY
NELSON, B.C. P.O. BOX 668
THE BEST IS NOT
TOO GOOD
\    Malt oicleis receive |ironi|rt attention     A
JAMESJ.CGDFREY
MINES.
INVESTMENTS
and INSURANCE^!!
Grimmett Block, Reco Ave.
Sandon, B. C.
Rents Collected.   District agent for
The Great West Life Assurance Co., Winnipeg, Man.
Agent Norwich Union Fire Insurance Company.
Connecticut Fire Insurance Co., of Hartford
.Etna Fire Insurance Company.
Phoenix, of Hartford. Conn.,
Pacific Coast Fire Insurance Company,
Imperial Registry Company,
Tbe Dominion of Canada Guarantee and
Accident Insurance Com pan v.
JOHN WILLIAMS
Dealer in
IMPORTED
AND DOMESTIC CIGARS
ANDTOBACCOES,
PIPES, &0.
Van Camp Lunob Goods,  Confection-
cry and Fruit ■
BATHS IN CONNECTION.
Newmarket Block.       New Denver
THE MINERS'
EXCHANGE,
Three Porks
B. C
Provides accommodation for
the travelling public ,..
Pleassnt rooms, and good',
meals. The bar is stocked
with- wines, liquors ahd
cigars. HOT and COLD-
BATHS.
HUGHNI\EN, Proprietor.
NOTICE.
TO DELINQUENT CO-OWNER.
To THOMAS SHEA, owner  of an undivided
ono-el|*hth (1) interest in the Nabob mineral
claim, situated on Reco mountain, and adjoining Blue Bird and Trade Dollar mineral
claim*,and recorded at New Denver record
Office.
•TAKE NOTICE, that I. II. \V. Bull, have done
1   and recorded the annual assessment work a»
required by Section 24 of the Mineral Act, on the
above claim for year cndln** July ih, 1900, and
that your share of expense of said work Is now
due.  Should you fall to contribute your share of
expenditure for above, work together with cost of
this advertisement  I will at expiration of said 90
days apply to Recorder to have your interest In
ahove claim transferred to me, pursuant to section i,Mineral Act Amendment Act, lliou
 ^^B^WABULLv __.
Fire Valley. II. C, March 28", 1801.
NOTICE.
""»''■* Jewelers
"At he predicted, the stock went'I,   ,h,t "nrfnlly. Myt the Woman's
i* ...~ w >!,. „»„«-i. miM^i tWMn.ii. I Home Companion. It it the very Malt
to *ero, but the grocer pulled through J,      , <>Jlrn ^ ^
after twice renewing his note.   Daly lh„ imm 0, your ,rieml,t lov||1(f thom
did lota of thing! offthat kind.   They} none the !6ii> but ,norCf because of their
account for the hold ke had on the j jjU|w ww,Kn«nwt.  Do not take people
(ton terlouHly, and, above all, do not
jtake younutlf too Herlously.   Yon are
only an atom in an incomprehensible
Rtr. Samuel Jonet, of Tioga, Pa„ j w»»w". after all    Why flnd fault
..._*...... u..i,~il» „.i_i.r., ..kJ'during your brief  tii.imniit   with  th«
<*♦ prominent Methodlat mlntoter who,   ^ ^   hv        ^ ?   mMv
has held eliarge* In Anoka county, i w„, ,1A,
Minnesota, and Racine county, Wis ;
eonaln. la an  enthusiastic checker nx* Ar *******
player. He ht< a pretty^langhter A mUm MUfwA k(m Ymty
IH year* old who Is the Win of the „,„,„,,,,.. K,» i%mm Hlllfh ,roMM„ $„
WCtlon tl,,. »,„!) niliifH th(>n*, «n«l tnpti «r«* .mii
Henery WaU-ii, a young member mainly tN-lnginJnml by it   He Maim
ot ttev. Ml'. .loiw*' OJilgt'egatbn, and  Uviiii  tnltwn'M  niakn  jtmnl  w*nr,ip'n, hut
• m«n nf «r*«m^ wealth,  waa a anltor nlher work l« onH* nnid ft "5 t«n ti n
fnr MIm .TmW hatw-l.   She fa~ored dav.     Ili«* mmpany  wili  litiil.t   :«»{
H* *ult» but her father oppoaed it, him*** near thi* mtnm. \
whbin^ her to marry » yonngr, tnln* e«i-i«*«H Rvan »**■*% «<:*iHr?t* *+v. I
later in the vicinity. Thccheckcr »),$ oilk,.r, wa*i»!Uiiist th« .nlu«r da> ]
c>iiU>«ta lmtw**!"!! Ums nilnl&Un-aiid llli in W**)»ji*ft«ii. DA'.. t«» S*-H«««ir Plait'
*«wil,f.bf; mm itelnw haft Iteri. ciwed,  nbimt imitinnm.   ";*."«. -tiri.   tn> nimt.i
the rolnitt^r havlne a *had« i!m* bvti
ri, it  K   .nr-.   When von
Whose 7
Mace *■
THU). EVANS'
GKM CHOP HOUSH KASIX),
fVcsh FlBh all the time,    ME^LS
Poultry most the time. 2O   UP
"hTgIegerich
Staple and Fancy
GROCERIES
Agent for
GOODWIN  CANDLES
GIANT POWDER
Job Printing is an art.
It is today one of tlie
most advanced of arts,
and greater efforts are
being made to reach E
perfection than ever
before in the history
of printino;. Every up-
to-date business man
recognizes the importance of having his sta- j
tionery   well printed.
To DKUXQlMCST CO-OWNEH.
ToV. H. BEHNB.ortuauy person or iiersons
to whom ho may have transferred his interest
in the Miner Roy, mineral claim, situate on
the north title of Carjienter nr<'<-lc, In the
Sloean Mlnhii* Dlvlilun of West Kootenay
District ami worded in the It.-fiir.jcr1. nffl.-.-
at X.-w Ueuwr. I). Con July -till, If'.ri.
YOU or any ol y.iil are lic-n-ln nollliwl that we
have expeiiilt'.l two Ininiireil ami fifty-six
dollars mill fifty cent*, in hilmr mill imiirnvr-
ments ii|Nin tin-iibiivt-mlni-iul clnlni. iniiier the
provision ol the uilnei-ul iii-t. mm<i IT wilhh: ninety
■lays from the ilat.> of this nntlri' von fall or re-
fus« to iijiilrlliule yuur pru|»iliou ol mu-Ii ex-
pendliunM, tomther with all oost of advertlsinor.
your interest in suid mlneriil elalm will become
the proierty of the undt-wlKite'i under Mx'tlon 4
cf an Act entitlwl An A. tto Amend the Mineral'
APU90O.
Hated ihl» r.l<l day of Mi roll. v.ti\
THKODOKE K. ADAMS.
A. F. A DA MR
NOTICE.
KAHI.n
AIXHWOHTII
SANDON
Imi»»rt*«ri«>f l*lii«" Walrti***. H airbmak#r« ami I
i»ir(lel»ii»    **ci»d fur onr tin* Wateh C«l«l<nfii
ot.D	
(•Hi*.
p niil.D 4«i> HlLVKIItAuirtitai Ww blplu.i
PATENAUDE BROS..
XRUJOX.il C.
S- A. HARTMAN
P. J. RUSSELL
lluj.i »hd Kt-Kirirr ii
RAW FURS
YOU CAN GET  IT
AT THE LEDGE
The <-<i«t l« im wivater llian lli<- Inwitrade
work Hiat inferior oflii-e* will ulveyou
When In NELSON see onr
$25 Suits
K. 8KINNER, Tailor
Fred, J. Squire,
Manager.
PALMA ANGRIGNON "
Til DEIJNQUKNT WMiWNEHS.
To K.J. MATHEWS, or to any perwiwir per*
•..ins to whom lie may imvc Vraimfern-il hl»
liiiiiiit In the Hattie K min«rnl «lalm, at
Olnclereri'i'k.a tributary of WIIhoii rrw'k,
nine mile* from Three Fork», ami r«*»r<ledIn
ilic JU'i-or.l ittuiti /or the SI^imii MIiiIiik
IHvl-iuii.
Vol' ARK HKHKHV XOTIKIKD that I have
1   expeiiiNl one Hundred Dollar* inlatxirand
liniirovein.nt* ii|ioii the above mt ntlone.l mineral
ilnliii, In order to hold *ald mineral claim under
:l» pnivl*Ji«i» of the Mineral Art, am) If within
ninety day» from the tlate of tlili noth'i* you fall
ormuiero eoiitrllmi* your i»r»>|iorlloii i»f luch
'expenditure, ton«thei' with all mi*U ol adverlit*
iliiK, >ourintere*t lu«alil claim will Income the
' pr»|i*rty of th*- tuburrllx r under Mellon I of an
' Aetentitl''d,"Aii Ae» >» Aim-nil th** Mineral Act
! UMI,''
j JOHKI'll II. MAKTJX.
!   Three Korki, H, ('., Mareh ll, (tut.
! CERTIFICATION
< KDAIt   Mineral Claim.
Hltnat*   lit the   Shiran   Mlnliif  Dirliloti of
»      W*«t Koutfiiajr Di»trlil.    wln-re IwaUds
On How*m etttU
TAKK XOTICK Ttiai I, ll*rl«*it T, Twlwt. »*
atrnt for Tlw Si-ottUh iVilmilal ".old ririd*.
iymlM.KwMliM'r'aOrtlfltateXo. Wtat. and
i limriff W. HuirtK*, Vtw Miner1* l>rti»rat* Sn.
*M!i"A. intend. »l««y day* from the <t«t* hrwof,
to a|t|»ly to tin* MfnIlia* Unimltr tut a (>rtl«rat#
111',IIKM VHHKn
ntoMIT mtTl'IIXs
IMlII  iHtfiHTMKN'T
iHWi-f.* I" Urtu Av.'.
ROSSLAND, B
r.«», H.I*. .il ishij, i.t |'Apn>iM
NELSON. B.C.
C.
• •*
Mines and lav .stment.
I'HMtlllllM, ii,    MIMV.   llt.M-  \SH
Hl«n;K IMVII'ASII''* A -tl'M"! \l-l V.
.1 P   Ar\iAnir*Mr*»M
W .   ^-»«   *    *l * \A» * * i+*.   * *~* ■   *
TVs- Iii-.;uVtii:
Hairdresser
Flnent Shop In the Slocan.
t.3
... , ,      , , . ,.i    WrMii- |Im-vU*> .-i.'.n.trti.is.'i *l«l» "vliiiki
'•I mv*> a *»ir»iur** mr iu«ontiiU.*n'l ll!«».» *«a «-.k.,|««,!>.(. » tin- yx-.y. *»!.*«*
ot it, m wl^n W?,t,.m ,,r»,,,w*.| m l»a«.u»|.v a* it u ,..»-.-.   Wh.-«. yml^:VtYYTl:XfdYd:X;r:Zi
play a game with tl* fi^iturt*«f ««>»" >••-« '»•"• '«,,'t ^'-"i'- *1'- *>i» ntl*^?.£Zd»**Y^idXd7 ,,";"" "","v,,r!*
ink*';» rtritii     <»«»?«a**k t«» '«*<l ;\n<\ w*it
ItlU'li   l>i"CK.     j'ilMil'Vtlf
IViivi-r. It. 1'..
Ave.
\ e h
General braying: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.
Onr ItaKUflg** wagon* meet al! Snn-
liny train*.
Saddle Horses and Pack ' .n;,uiy
VtM Htalolc* at Niw (Wnver.
m.^TIC. 8Tf AW8WP W.WW
J'.,.". .; /'-.in y.ul,,j«:,i,  }»-ii,l* *i» l'Mi,ii,tmi
»!,.l Awu-rf.Mi. !•»•>*.     .Vw'ly   f<-r «*llim* <l»if»
."ii*.., «>rV.|> »i-.! foil iii'.iiiip4||i.ii in »nv I;.
!,".    '.'■ I'l   ■'   '
*  n ♦. *Hi?»'.r*!,
«'. !'. J.'. U.iil. SV« Idiit.i
of lmi«-ovrmciiw, for the |>ur|M*M' nt oMalnlnf
I a Crown Orant of Ihe almve elalm
And flirtti»r take notlre thai artton. uiid'-r wr-
1 llmi »t, miM l*f .-"inniMii-^l liefnr* the i**naiir#
of »n.li»Vriltl»a«<- of Imitrrivwrnrtiin
D»l*vl lM«"lti duv ti Ma*  em
IIKMIIKHT I. I Willi*.
CANADIAN <\
^ IPacikic Ky.
DIRECT ROUTE
PAST vs.i»- WFVT
9*I94*SS 49
rNivgr.\!,i.i:i' skuvht.
*)VU'K timi:
sn'KIHI i:'."'!!'Ml.NT
the jrli IV linml. -ui'l (tirth«*r ai;r<-<*ing
to iiay V-'f: ejmreh <f«*?»r, H he f-iffcif,,
Keir. Mr. .Im**, in Iii* eonfMt-rw"**,
ui a iiianrpc u> ln*iiflr«. bb v*.itit<rr_it-
t\m awl remove an ann«\ mg«b iacl<»,
and tgrmi.
-■  Th« ^tme wa* k4**y_,%t at tht* i*ti*-
half *t> li.»ur
!•_*. UJ' fttl.1 *1''t.;|l«4»'»Jfr.
till*. »ti?p. '.*» '.nV-rv^N iif
If ', im -A fi"* .'•■• *    •*■■■ ,.
mifeiiijr ■"•>»«" 'Irsftl*. tl.'"-i
I   ..,   i-i.%  ■.,,!!, fif*
t . it«    ii !, w. »lfl|
if \on «l«i tir.tjx„ I«»I,^^: *"' «>»-rttfcM«rn i- t*V« u-M.
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K. E, T. IIAULTAIi*. C. C
MI\'IN<;   F.V'MNT.VIJ
oti'iqp^a:*:.        .      .     N"Kf,sriX
4J%9 4J Ulll V-D
HOTEL
V'Mi- f>ett.>"- ft C
THK " STINKNi;
HIIN\   .tAI'AX    .
1CI>
IU
■W4r, Hkck
m ttti' vity~-''nnitut%A\i_i! nunix—Hnr ii-iA
l.'miuil-a'A ''ii_art--H**sT -trvA-r ihn-'ii:1
l*(.0!i«M>S « *.». »
!«'    « !I'ii   tl* i«*
IMCKrAI!'    IH'kr.T.ii    ft 15*
.»! f» nil'VTlp'V
tun fi inlil*'
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TH*»
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K.J.IVkyl»,A.r«. I*. An .
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v   l: « '■*""•'¥**?.* ;'-'.*V""
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.''* -VJ3A>S r<3 -AA'^'A'■-. ■-A-.-'^rX-if.
THE LEDGE, NEvV DJ_JSlVEK, B. C, MAY 16, 1901
Eighth Yeas
THK    OKUAJflST.
] wonder how the organist
Can do so many thing?;
He's getting* ready long before
The choir stands up and sings;
He's pressing buttons, pushing stops,
He's pulling here ana there,
And testing all the working parts
While listening to the prayer.
He runs a mighty big machine,
It's full of funny things;
A mass of boxes, pipes aud tubes,
And sticks and slats and strings;
There's little whiBtles for a cent,
In rows and rows and rows;
I'll bet there's twenty miles of tubes
As large as garden hose
There's scores as round as stovepipes
and
There's lots so big aud wide,
That several little boys I know
Could play around inside;
From little bits of piccolos
That hardly make a toot,
There's every size up to the great
Big elevator chute.
The organist knows every one,
And now they ought to go;
He makes them rumble like a storm,
Or plays them sweet and low;
At times you think them very near;
At times they're soaring high,
like angel voices singing far
Off somewhere in the «ky.
For he can tnake.this structure that's
As big as any house,
Add make-It squeak as softly as        '
A-tfny-little mouse,*—*~- A	
And then he'll jerk out something wjth
A movement ol the hand,: r   *-
And make yon think you're listening to
.A military band.  aY
»:A' •■ »-•• :*•   »4 vt,if,.■);-•. ;■■■. ■•
Heplays it with Sut.fingers and
He plays it with his toes,
And if he really waWea tor
He'd play It with hi* nosej-p j
He's sliding.up and down the.bench,
; He's working with his knees,
He's dancing round with both his feet
A-? lively as you please.
I always like to take a seat
Where I can see him -ji>;
He's better than a sermon, and
He does me good, I know;
1 like the lite'and movement and
I like to hear him play:
He is the most excitingthing
In town on Sabbath day.
—George W. Stevens.
IV  THK   SIMILKAMEEW.
There is more activity in the Similkameen country this spring than usual.
More interest is being taken in the district by mining men. They are begin*
_}ng to realize that that section of the
province is capable of producing both'
valuable minerals and coal. The solution of the transportation problem is
_practicaIly„solv^Jitft_£1_E_A_]S
Railway company is preparing for im
mediate construction, its engineers
having been in the field for some time.
There seems little doubt that the com
pany will secure the bonus asked of the
provincial legislature and will push
construction from both ends. This line
will open up a magnificent stretch of
country, both arable and mineral, that
will furnish the Boundary country with
coke and coal as soon as the immense
coal fields in the Similkameen country
recently discovered aro developed.
The Canadian Pacific, however, is far
ahead of any other company, having
already run location lines fromSpence's
bridge to Midway, IAII railways, roads,
telegraph sad telephone lines connecting the Boundary witli the Coast will
have to go up the Slmllkainuon valley,
which is the only natural pass In south
em British Columbia.
Gold was first discovered in tho
Similkameen In 1860. In those days
there was a great placer excitement
and nearly all the traffic came over the
Hope mountain from the Coast. Millions
of dollars of gold have been taken out
of both Granite creek and Rock creek
Placer miners by the old method made
from W to $50 poi* day fiom the bar!
and the bed of the streams worked, bat
none of them ever got down to bed
rock.
It Is reported that a syndicate baa
been formed Id Greenwood to rafteh
bedrock on Rocky creek by the booming
system. The promoters have a lease
on 10 miles of the creek, and tn a few
days raised 16,000 for working expenses
They have ono dam constructed In a
vary favorable place and In the construction of this dam coarse gold has
been panned with the ordinary shorel.
nOONOAKf  MINKS.
P. McMillan, of Toronto, has secured
an option from H. E Mitchell and Thos.
Murray on the Gold Drop mineral claim
lor *&,<*».  Tlm option in. fur three
months, and term* of pavmmit Si.urO
cash and the hsUnce In *t/H*U.   The
Gold Drop is tf tita'«<l ou Dry crook, a
tributary of the Went Fork of Kottlo
rlv**, and I* about thri-u mllt»«. from the
town of Rwndtfl     Two assMwmnnts
have been dorm on the property.   At al
depth of ID feet the l<*djr« Is lour feet In I
width, giving average assays running j
from ISO to upwards of lltiu in gold and j
silver.
r*i  » . # # »I | .i      i   . '
iJ.'^iy%hVV,irt(,»ft- ■*>■•* t*'**^    'p.W'i^U.p,.  un***     «v.i.-'. *-***.*■.■•» i .
la the Wellington camp, to date aggro-
git« about 1,7V) tons, of which 1.1200
vers seat out during 1*X» and 680 since
lit befriiaiBf of the preasnt year. Ho
•Us being shipped at pfsamt bat it Is
««p€cUd that arraaietucttts wilt b«
saade later to rasassc shipping. Tbe
devetopwont work done em this seisin**
eoosirt* ef about WO feet of slnMajf s_d j
raWttf a»d l*S tt*t of drift-Jag *»*-*j
tremtAUlnt ' i
AesHftM nf «r* from th* Rtptbllc
frmp, mmt ftoaadarf Fall*, has fnm '"■
been sent to the Greenwood smelter,
this being the first shipment made from
those claims. The group includes the
Republic, Last Chance, Non Such and
Hidden Treasure claims, all adjoining,
and situated about a mile north-west of
the. Boundary Falls townsite. The Non
Such ha's the distinction of being the
oldest location in the Boundary district,
that is to say its record has been kept
continuously on the book of the district
mining recorder ever since the location
was made by W. T. Smith in 188(5
About 150 men are now on the payroll at the Mother Lode mine,Deadwood
camp.	
IN   THK   LAKDKAU.
Arrangements are now in progress
for the re-epmmencement of work on
the famous Triune mine. The Ferguson brothers intend to work every
man they can find room for and as soon
as the first shipment reaches the Biaelt-
er an aerial tramway will be installed
and preparations made. for, continu^g
work the year round. _ At preeenpthe
ore has to be packed on horses "down
the hill and from there hauled to Thorn*
son's Landing on freight wagons,making
it an expensive proposition to handle,
but as the 120 tons of oro{ shipped last
fall gave values of over 1800 to the ton,
920 a ton of which wu gold, the owners
can stand for it.
W. B Pool", managefof the "Kettle L.
mine, arrive, in Ferguson last week,
says the Eagle, and inside of one hour
paid out in town the tidy supi of 111,000
to employees"and merchants. Besides
thisaraount.S9,000waspaidout by the
company two weeks ago on. the same
account. Nearly 16,000 has been paid
to Craig & Hillman for the transportation of ore from the mine to the Landing, much of which is left in Ferguson.
Freight aud treatment, and the ore tax,
cost the company |27 a ton from the
Landing, as against 122 last' year. Increased smelter charges and the low
price of silver had its-effect with a
vengeance.
IN   EAST   KOOTINAT,
Reports from Perry creek are to the
effect that a large amount. of work is
being done in that vicinity. The belief
Is general that the Perry creek quartz
and placer mines will prove as rich as
any in the district. In fact development on the quartz ledges is showing
upline.
^JtJs—reported—that_a—doaLJs—being.
made by New York parties for the purchase of the Tecuro8eh and Tuscumby
claims. The consideration is $18,000,
payable in four months. The claims
are situated In the Windermere district
on McDonald creek and are extensions
of the Iron Cap, one of the Red Line
group, which was purchased by New
York parties last month.
The Martin and Trilby vlalms;situate
on Luke creek, have been bonded to an
English syndicate, represented by C.
Hungerford Pollen of Fort Steele.
MOUNT   8IOKKR   DEAL.
The biggest mining deal ever put
through on the coast was consummated
last Wednesday when two groups of
claims on Mount Sicker were sold to a
New York syndicate. The Importance
of tho deal may bo gathered from the
fact that the purchase prlco amounted
to 1886,000, one-quarter of which Is cash.
The purchasers were represented by
W. A, Dler, of Victoria, and E, E.
Smith, of New York The property
acquired Includes two groups, the Cop*
per Canyon, comprising Victoria, Susan
and Copper Canyon; and the Amoka
group, comprising May, Star and Yankee all of which were formerly owned
by P. J. Pearson. The purchasers say
that in about a month they wilt have
machinery on the ground and put a big
force to work, and expect before the
close of summer to be shipping.
CREAM
BAKING
mm
Highest Honors, World's Fair
Gold Medal, Midwinter Pair
Avoid ~^^*"g Powders containing
alunu They ti* -morion* to health
Africa was made in March, 1867, by
John O'llellly, in the Hopeton district.
The first diggings were iu the bed of
the Vaal river.
Washoe county, Nevada, the next
door neighbor of the Comstock. expects
to make .for the first time this year a
mineral output exceeding in value the
agricultural.
.The world's copper consumption in
igppO was 62,000 tons larger than in 1899.
The production is estimated at 17,960
tons less than ■ the [consumption. The
manufacture of sulphate of copper (blue
vitrol) used 25,000 tons last year.
Judge Noyes at "Nome, Alaska, has
ruled that no one lia>' a right to make a
location until gold is discovered in th*
ground. The decision has gjyen satisfaction to the miners and w|ll put a
check on the hatchet and pencil men.
Fireproof wood has been found in
service to posses? some disadvantages.
The chemical salts forced into it tend
to reduce its durability and strength,
and in contact with iron or steel start
an oxidization or corrosion of the metal.
The local U. S Land Office at .Red
ding, Cal., recently made a decision
holding a validity of a placer mining
location for which U. S. patent was
u It pays
m to be up
K with the
times. .
1   All watch repairing guaranteed as
j lwe only employ proficient workmen.
1890     Established in Nelson
1890
—^To have the new things
—^To have what our customers are most liable to irri
ask. for AA
—^To have the quick selling" articles--the kindfW
that go quickly
—*-*Oiir Spring Novelties are to hand and they
—are Beauties.
—belts      —hat pins
 CHATELAIN BAGS  .PURS_S
A ..   »i a  *>.     v,     '     BLOUSE sets        —BUCKLES
—^ *Mid a thousand other things too numerous to mention.
——'°u,U and s&tiafy yourself by seeing them.
■ j
jteteon, B. C.
c'.-^B.fatife'^'iector1
JACOB DOVER'S
THHI J_ff\V_DI_BlR..
SOIKNOK   AMU   MINING.
Utah
Tha legal measure of water In
Is 1 cuhfl Toot flow per second.
The wear and tear of gold coin In circulation Is estimated ss being 1| per
cent. \
Tho Inst of power in transmission
from the electric geierstor* at Niagara
to Buffalo ia 20 per cent      .
The gold production of the province
of Victoria, Australia, foi the riritt two
month* of this year is t_,(X)0,000,
Mall carrier* to -tiid from Nome, tho
rouli! Ming over tlio let* by Dswmmi,
charge It au ounce pontage on letters.
Acetylene gHH made from calcium
ciu'lild/* In K/ild to ho tutting tlm plan* of
kerosene for house Illumination in Herman. .
'Ihe hret u»e ol »t«am nt which thorw
Is any record was for the production of
a steam j«-i (<» increase the draught of a
chimney.
A Crtinrfiitn v*ati*r,W*.iVlttir for tifi it
ton ore i« thi* txwt kind of evidtmt-e of
the reduction in treatment costs that
lmprov*d methods are ranking.
Grinding tool« are made in the United
Mates with which grinding and shapiKg
of m*tal can he dona SMfirately to tha
thousandth part of an inch
TUa teximi ai UlgU i»luiu foi* oCI Uud,
il reports ar»» true, is with tha Besaroont
Raid ia Tett* On« *en VO t*H from
a gtishsr ts Miltl to have Mid for 125,000,
spot cash.
Tbe dierorerr of dliwoadi la Sooth
CONDENSED ADS.
fCoiidensed idvertlsementi, such fi"For Side,
Wantod,Lost,Strayed, Stokn,.Births,. Deattw,
Marriages, Personal. Hotels.Leial.Medkal.etc,.
are Inserted when not exceeding JO words for
t5 cents each Insertion. Each five words or less
over to words are five cents additional.]
BIRDS BOR. SJULiB.
B_AOK MINOBCAS, B. Plymouth Rocks,
Egw for setting, tt.50 for 15.   W. A. Thur
man, Nelson, Nblsoii, B.C.
K)R SAXiHI.
DRY ORB PROPBBTT, North Fork Carpenter creek-ALPS. ALPS FRACTION,
and ALTORUS-Crown Grants obtained.   Apply, VV. J, MCMILLAN & CO., Vancouver. B.C.
SKVERAI. THOUSAND old newspapers, at
ThkLxdoe.   _^^_ ■
TR^AXMBID NXJR3E3
MISS STOUGHTON
iINED NI
Address
TRAINED NURSE, it o-kmi for eiiKUKomenw,
TB1NTS 8e AWNINOS,
'l-'MBO. MADSON, Neluou, B. C, umnufac-
I    l\m* Tents, Awnlnns, Horw and W«(ron
Covers, and all kinds of OanvaH Goods.
DHNTIST.
DENTIST
DR. MORRISON,
NELSON, B. 0.     Cor. WARD k BAKER Sta.
SANIT____ITJM.
rrALOYON HOT SPRINGS SANITAK-
H 1WM. •JhsmosteomiOeV* U C A I T U
on die Continent of North Amerl* II C A L I Q
ca. Bituatad midst scenery un- D C Q ft D T
rivalled Tor Grattdeur, Boating:, n CO V J[ I
Klihln-r and Ksconlqns. Rssldent Pfanlotan
and Num. Tuittjnphlc cotnmamcatlon with all
parts of ths WHftd.' two mails arrlv* and depart
every day. Its bathes cure alt .nervous and
mtwufardlsciUi'M Its waters heal all Kidney.
Liver and Htomarh Ailments. Terms: «»to «ls
per week, accord Ing to residence In hotel or
musijulardlscaawit Its waters heal all Kjdne;
Liver and Stomach Af          *"
per week, acenrdlns; . >■ , L
villas. The price orarottnatrtp ticket Helw eeu
New Denver and Halcyon, obtainable ail the
year rouml and irwvl for Sflilay^, l* ».1.!W. H«l*
cyon Hprings, Arrow Lake, B. u.
BURVfflYOR.
AR HEYLAND, Euiriiwof and Provincial
,   Land surveyor. Handon.
DRuaa.
flf   r. TKKTZKI, A CO.,  NYUoii, U.O.
ff ,   Dealers In till Drays nnd A«wiyflr»' ftup-
(illas.
sought and diatnisaing a contest made
on the _ round that the land was more
valuable,;for. timber than for placer
mining. 7 ,   ., y-,.,,. .. <A'd 7,.A,;' -YY
There are a number of blast furnaces
making iron in Japan. No discoveries
of deposits of what are known as 'Bessemer ores, ferro-manjj'anese.or chromV
iron.have beenmtde in Japan. .There
is a poisible market in that country for
these ores to supply the raw material
for steel making which the Japanese
propose to engage in.    v 4
>'"~ ;;. .': a -j 7." v.- ..   "-fX
"There are .,i||any| tbings; in A this
world to which: we must shut our eyes,"
said the paternal GibsOn.
"Yes, pa, and soap is one^ of them,"
chimed in the pride of the 'family. 7 ■ ■
__L _. ■■.t, ;.  ■:•. -a '-'..a  %! t
Silver articles are called "plate" from
the Spanish word plata, which means
silver. ,.  A,, ■;■■'■ ■■.      ■■■* •.
TAII-OFta.
f    H.   OAHBUOV,  S'-4>-..  ".vuiU-ew-*
ti ,  t;|niliiii« luiirit.r; ami toti.-ltt |iatrnii«u«
(run etl <iiis«t-*.
"Wholaaal©  Morolianto.
M«rrh«iiUainilniiiofii'rs; Ltijuort. (*1ir*«r>
Dry(lixxti.   Nelsrm. V'aucouvtir. Vliloria.
fPt'HNKH,   IMCKTON   A   CO.. Wfiolowil
*-* p
« ... _     	
Ib,(*<M*i», \\liuJfpxjilii(In*if»«„ij J'/iivWdii
and
4t*»m *>f^uiiui.
I MILS    t'lKH-IMICII
{J   I«.)juri
MCKBaiiU.
*   CO.,    Nelson.
ZjSO-AX*.
rjr   n. .f«B.tvi»,
*      BAl	
NOTAR
BABRtfrK^^ICfTOR
Sloean, B.C.
F. Ulw.^^KSlle'
■vr-
 smi M is mpmie—■***« """■•
i.. ttnni'wStor, i.. r„ »„ i»nrrf»«»'.
_'• • .•^Sr1***; **w3_'»*»«     <tlit4m.n. C
wraack *>o>« at Stw Qmm ,rttf Matarday
SSk>tWi_SVs_sHSMs**iS*^iB	
Brewed <it Hn« itinfma i,od^?(p««—the best to the tend.   ODrrewbaif.
1    «i^ hr,llntt~A        A ltd man - ''-'   • ;■:•',*, o u .    *     ,i ! r***"**
■.'"irit'.t!
eno<? twlicitedi.   Addreaa-
R. REI^TERER & CO., Nelson, B.C.
rrir
Cigar Co.
Brands:
Monogram
Marguerite
Bouquet
Our Special
El Condor
Schiller
Cigars
For pi-Ires apply to—
W. J. MCMILLAN & CO.
Wholesale A&entu for B.C.
Vancouver, B.C.
HdY£R8   A    CO m HEAVY AND SHCLd.
h. Jjiilairr-iQlwln art.- ; ,   M uk*^ ~ ■fli."   "  M W C
Coat, Iron,
Steel, Blowers,
Truax Ore Cars,
tiro, Buckets*
Rails, Belting,
Packing, Wire Rope.
Tin and Sheet
Iron Workers
— '»•-■ ***•*—*"ii*if'4iji( i t
WKLSO^.B.C KASLO,B.C. SANDON, B. C.
Have-shops-in-nearly all thecampsandcities
of Kootenay and Boundary. They sell the
best meat obtainable and aim to give satisfaction to every customer.     Try a line of their
P.   BURNS  &  CO.
JAMBS  CROFT,
GRAYING
Hauling and Packing to Mines,
and general local business,
WOOD   AND   COAL   FOR    SALE
Nttw Denver, ll. V.
Fruit,and
Ornamental
Seeds, Plants, Vines, etc,
Extra choice stook of Cherry,
Peach, Apricot, Plum and
other (rait trees. Most complete stock in the Province.
100 page Catalogue free.
M. J. HENRY,
VI--0 Westminster Rotd.         Vancouver. B. C.
 WHITKLABOHONI.V	
HOUSE FOR SALE.
In K«-w Denver.  K*sy »erm*.   Apply «*>OKO.
R.HMITII, or Hits oflce.
California
Wine Co.,
-^—NELSON, B.C.
\V!ioIk»»I£ dealers lu
Choice Wines
and Fragrant
Cig&rfT-"-^
Agents fof Cal_ary Beer.
i WADDS BROS
# *»H0T0QRA*°HER8
# VAftfCoUVtjt «m NELSON. ■C.
T4K
ASLO HOTEL
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Family * Connftrclal.
»ie*i*«»*tt**«t•••••••#**9
J. K. OLARK,
tmi«|-|.
and MINING
llepoM* Bxanilnatlons and Management.
NEWDENVER, .  B.C.
I   arKe
L_* Atit
Comfortable
Rooms
Fitted with every modern
convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50
and $3 per day.
COCKLE & PAPWORTH,
Proprietor*.
DENTISTRY.
Dlt, MILLOY
ROSSLAND
Hu h»d ts years ezivrlenoe in deiiul work, an*
mekes • ipeehity of OoM Bridge Work.
Most complete Dentil Office la B. C
'I'SfB ABMWtHrOX SIOTK-L. tKtM«Cstft
OIIKCCIIIMKT DKPAItT-
MBNT IS ir-TO-DATE
IN  ALU STYLKS ASI»
I'KICKS.
!
Fred. Irvine & Co,
NELSON, B.C.
NEW LINK OK SPIKES and,
ItlHHONEMDSJlUSTIN.
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