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Array 8,
Volume VIII.   No  16.
Price, $2.00 Yeab advS?clJ
§ In and About the Slocan and neighboring Camps
that are Talked About.   .
The Legislature will open at Victoria
on Feb. 15.
The C.P.R. wharf has been replanked
and otherwise strengthened.
Influenza has. been doing a fairly
good business in the Slocan lately.
Mrs. Annie Winter has secured a
liquor license for her hotel at Cody.    ,,
Joseph Copp was injured at the Payne
last Thursday by a powder explosion.
J. K. Clark is in Rossland on business.   He took his la grippe with him.
Kaslo recently had three small fires.
One of them cost 0. Strstheam 81,400.
It is proposed to organize a Pioneer's
Association, with headquarters at Ainsworth. j
Wm. Mcintosh and Misa Letitia McMillan of Silverton were married this
week. /
to teach the Pritnar    school in New
John Qoettsche, oi o of the Lucerne's
best citizens, has goi e to Spokane for
the winter. i
A. R. Heyland haj compiled a map
showing all the crot-rn granted claims
in the Slocan.        /     .
Nelson is to have a high school as
soon as the Minister of Education can
establish it there.
This is the time for fruit. Got a
supply at Williams' store, and you will
always be healthy.
Lo B. de Veber, late of Rossland, is
now manager of the Bank of Montreal
in New Denver. Mr. Brown left for
Rossland on Monday.
Sandon is preparing for a big time
during Carnival week, ito be held there
the end of the month.
Wm. Bambury, one of tho oldest
timers in Kootenay, has opened a real
estate oftico in Phoenix.
The friends of L. R. Forbes are look*
• ing for his return to New Denver from
South Africa in a few days.
R. T. Anderson, tho poet of Lemon
creek, has had otio of his poems pub*
lished in the London Graphic.
New Denver . open rink at the head
of Sixth street was the scene of some
merry skating parties last week.
A slolgh load of young people went
to Silverton Friday night to participate
iu the miniature skating carnival.
The second annual masked ball will be
given by the local Miners' Union In
Bosun Hall on or about February 7th.
Mrs. A, H. Blumenaunr will entertain
the members and friends of the Band
of Hope at her home this (Thursday)
It takes a chinook wind one day to
change the countenance of Mother
Earth from one of frigid pnrity to one
ef vicious slopplness.
ANovaScotlan named Alnslle John-
ton, of Blaekrock Mountain, took a pot
of live coals to bis bedroom to heat it
The gas generated killed him while he
Vancouver in going to be a wide-open
own.    In the municipal election held
*   ii i*       i,       i
ituiTM&id In jiVirity; tfi'*-r rtuiMtlnh- hi
the mayoralty chair.
Th* dummy station  at  th* Sldmg
will have a stove and other modern
..Improvements for the accommodation of
Wavefoers when Vim »n'n,m.i ini'.ifriAiit*,
or words to that effect.
A January without a thaw would be
like a winter without snow As an old
man of Dutch extraction used to remark: "I've seen dhousandt and
dbousands oi Januarys but never saw a
January vidhemt a January dhaw,"
The MlcwMlk storm that rag<?d in the
fttoean during th* rioting days of the
last centnrv ha* passed away, living
net a idnglt* survivor to tell the tale.
No one admits that they were caught
in it. They all claim to have been under shelter when old boozerino blew
his aromatic breath through the cotn-
munity; • X
Services on Sunday will be held in
the Anglican church, "St. Stephen's."
Matins and Holy Communion at 11 a.m.
and evening service at 7:80 o'clock. C.
Arthur Mount, Vicar.
The soft weather of the past week has
not been acceptable to the rawhiders,
but to the average arcisan with a small
woodpile and au abhorence for anything
tending to decrease it it has been most
pleasing. ,«     ■
A meeting of the License Commissioners was held in New Denver on
Tuesday to consider the application of
W. Waterland of Slocan City. There
was considerable opposition to the
license and it was not granted.
Chas, Nelson has added to his stationery stock note and letter paper with
viewBT5fNWT3eirYer artwticaiiypriwt"-"
ed thereon, which will assist materially
in letting our friends in the outside
world know what kind of a beauty spot
ours is.
TbeC. Pi R. should build a"'wharf 'in
Union Bay, or provide the Steamer
Slocan with oil for pouring on tho water
when the wind causes a commotion.
By doing this travel will be rendered
more easy, and profanity greatly decreased.
Saturday the Hartney slide came
down and caught one of Palma An*
grig-ion's teams and teamster. The
horseswere buried to the heads and
were carried some 50 feet off the road,
but team and teamster escaped without
serious injury.
The following officials were this week
elected by acclamation to serve the city
of Nelson for 1901: Frank Fletcher,
mayor, and John A. Irving, William G.
Gillett and John Paterson for aldermen
of tho East Ward, and John Hamilton,
Thomas Madden and Harold Solous for
aldermen of tho West Ward.
H. G. McDonald, a well-known mining man of Spokane, committed suicide
last week by the powdor and ball medicine. Ho was at one time tlm possessor
of considerable means, but drink gradually got the better of him, He was at
the time of his death secretary ot the
I X L Mining & Milling Company.
There Is an opening at New Denver
lor a small company with a capitalization of say 110,000 to 125,000 to insult
and o|wratu an electric light and power
plant. Abundant water power can be
had, and there Hhould be ample patronage, with Now Denver, Silverton and
Throe Forks connected, together with
the numerous mines close hy, to give
handsome returns on the capital in*
Mr. Him*, representing tho Nelson
clgsr factory, wan in town Ian *wk.
Mr. Sims has had much experience iu
llf«. He wan om» a tnbsceo rsl«er in
the West Indie*. He spent *om« time
trading with the natives on the went
coast of Africa whero he had a brother
murdered hy the natives. He states
that the tobacco crop in Cuba was
enormous last year, but muoh of it was
ivw w»Mi)*; tv UK m-M.* \n |'»<-|*:i  mjtUfft
I'.Woiii'**', *v»   i'mAuj'   .s}k<sl.\   t.iMYuji,    »W,o i
destroyed during the war. !
With the. o'xMiiiug of iht: piiinar.v d«*j
partment of the public school under thai
emY-tent tr-a»|pr*hirtf»f Mi** ffewtftn unit!
the more Mtivaiu-t-ii grade* in Ihe hands
of Schoolmaster Irwin. the educational
farilitlexof New Denver are quite a*
(rood aw ran be found any plan* in ihe
interior.   All that is needed now it a
larger school building* m that ail »h«*
children ran lie |da<*ed under one roo-f, j
*»d thin will  cnrni*  its   due  livie.    Th*»[
NCtual hIImiIhmv Motility h-jd. .i| in]
Ihe primary department and *„t in the!
senior grade*,with never*! of |he «etijors
to be heard I mm.
No work is being done at the Noble
Five. ,
A cyanide plant is to be put in at the
B. C. "Riblot will erect some tramways m Peru.
In the Slocan the mines are increasing their forces.
The Trade Dollar makes regular
shipments from Cody.
Probably the smelters in Mexico
might buy some Slocan ore.
The Lovieathan group, near Kaslo, is
to be actively worked in the spring.
E)The  Hewett mine,, Four Mile,   has
shipped 170 tons of ore since the 1st.
The snow permitting, the shipment
of ore from the Hartney will be ten car
loads.        '
F.Graham has charge of the Mountain Con. The mine will make regular
The Bondholder is having its ore
rawhided, and reports from the property
are very favorable.
The force at the Hartney has been
increased, and shipments to Nelson are
now being made from New Denver.
Frank Dick, who made considerable
money out of claims near Slocan City",
is developing a group of claims near
Nelson.        ^ .     '  '
A lakh of rupees is $32,100.
The California State Miners'. Association is not incorporated.
T. M. Lombard at Cedros island uses
salt water for amalgamation.
There is no substance which will
render dry paper an electrical conductor.
The gold commissioner at Dawson
estimates the season's Klondyke output
of gold at 120,000,000.
Cyanide of gold is insoluble in water
but is soluble in alkaline sulphides and
sodium hyposulphite.
A lifting magnet cannot be made
with an alternating current; direct
current must be employed.
Granohte is avgeneric term for granular igneous rocks of all kinds, syenite,
granite, gabbro, etc.
Chrome ore carrying 50 per cent,
sesquioxide of chronium is worth about
$10 per ton in San Francisco and $20 in
New York City.
Nothing has been received from the
Chemical and Metallurgical Society of
South Africa since the breaking out of
the Boer war.
Where a dyke accompanies a vein, it
is ordinarily to be considered more as
an indication of permanency than of
richness of the fissure.
As a result of the action taken by the
American smelters in declining to take
B. p- ores, the mines of Movie are shipping direct to Germany.
Last week thc Payne shipped 61 tons,
Last Chance 40, Two Friends 40, Arlington 100, American Boy 20, Trade Dollar
21, Ivanhoe 81, Sunset 20.
About the only mine working iu
Ainsworth is the Highland, although
the spring promises to lie very lively in
the oldest camp in Kootenay.
The Fourth of July group, situated
8J miles south of Ainsworth, has been
bonded to J. H. and J. D. Vanstonoof
Nelson.   It is a dry oro proposition.
Tne returns from the shipmont of ore
made last week from the Two Friends,
87J tons, was fl860, which is somewhat
lower than tho average of previous
The main tunnel on the Silverton
Boy, situated next to tho Emily Edith,
Four Mile, has been driven 250 feet and
the showing of ore rocently developed
is of great promise.
M.'L.Logan, of Rowland, and John
F. Holden, of Slocan City, representing
a company or Montreal capitalists, Inspected the Pinto and Neglected prospects during thc past week. They are
seeking dry oro properties.
K. It. Woakes, manager of the High*
land company, is now at thecom|iany's
property, In the Ainsworth camp. The
company has ialeiy erected a concentrator at the mine aud Mr. Woakes'
mission at this liins is to see tbe mill
started. With the mill In operation the
Highland will become a regular shipper.
Governor Hunt, of Idaho, has abolished the permit system, put in force In
Shotfhone county by the previous gov*
enior, Stunc nberg, and hereafter miners
seeking work iu that county will not
have to get a |»ernilt from the state
oflkiato. In place of the |>errnit synteni
the Coeur d'Aiene mine owners have
tn«*.i'u'iM a ttr.ua! employment agency
at Wallace, through which all men are
There is a great demand for dry ore
properties, and capital is seeking out
the most promising In the.Slocan    The
(.»««»+».»•.•   n ♦   fi.nlt   .!...■»    »*    «...    . .,..M
tliw «erj»M ihe \hw>. nre h\ yrent tip*1**)'
of this character of (ire to use with Uic
wet ones, the product of which has be
come pm abundant.    A rate of tl_ a ton
for freight ami treatment in given by
-    iuiuiiig^i,uv»-mi.j-uDm8ucu-cHUDnur
cash or property in Colorado. Where
issued at par, for cash, "full paid," it is
Hydrocyanic acid, or "Prusslc acid,"
or hydro-cyanide, is a very poisonous
gas, formed by the action of acid on
cyanide of potassium,
Liquid ait* is the extreme limit of
compressed air; its boiling point is 312
degrees below zero F.—that is, it boils
at 524 degrees F. below the boiling
point of water.
Paper can be made fireproof by
moistening with a solution of ammonia
sulphate, 8 parts; boric acid, 3 parts;
borax, 2 parts; water, 100 parts.
Tho eightieth meeting of tho American Institute of Mining Engineers—Its
thirty-first annual mooting—will bo at
Richmond, Virginia, beginning Feb.
Electric ground connections made by
attaching wires to water pipes will ruin
the pipes themselves by electrolysis,
and will also seriously interfere with
the operation of the water meters.
Joo Brandon is In 'Frisco and writes
to say that ho would llko to hand up to
tho Slocan people some of the sunshine
and the bright flowers of the Golden
State. Do It, Joo, and tho Slocan people
will send you a few carloads of extra
white snow, and a sample of toro
weather He states that Fd. Stewart
from Silvorton, Doc Bruner from Three
Forks, and that versatile genius from
Everywhere, David W. King, are down
by the Golden Gate enjoying everything
that they can prospect for In the line of
It is reported from Vancouver that
I). I) Mann, of the firm of McKenxie A
Mann, will be there in a few days, and
will make all arrangements for the
building of the road. It I* Mated that
the road from ll.i('<***ttos!.i* K«w>t#r<**i
will be pushed to completion at surh »
rate as to tHvtt all records In railroad
building, and that one year after the
British Columbia government renews
the bond* the road will \ut completiid,
flVHs of General rteturei
[Articles of Interest From the Great Wide "World
|    at Large—Pessimistic Views from England.
Great Britain's decadence is becoming
quite a popular theme. Self debasement and self flagellation seem to be
congenial to the chastened spirit of the
nation, forced to realize, through the
accumulation of reverses to military, to
diplomacy, and to commerce,that Great
Britain's predominant dream is past.
It is almost a daily occurrence for
some great London newspaper to parade the shortcomings of the country,
instituting comparisons with the United
States and Germany little complimentary to Great Britain.
"Lost opportunity," says the Morning
Post, "is the keynote, and the Britain
that dictated her will to the ends of the
earth is to-day u myth."
The great woollen and allied trades
threaten to be revolutionized by an
American machine which is now operating at Bradford.
"What it ail will open up is not fully
American Consul Dudley %\ Vancouver i* enquiring into Ihe re-tort that
the smelter combine It likely to elo«e
up Slocan milieu by their  exactions.
■ ip;i    Mix,,   'It'u,',/fiAti mi j ..v. 'I* |i*.h'tUf, -I'.'iT'i
«* *.*, -i.i*it*li
wet ore the rule h $*>i a ton.    Fnles*}
all sign* fail the dry ore properties of!
New Denver will be in th* hands of
heavily  c-pitallixed ininpaiiies before
many moon*
Il i* r«f*orted on good authority from
otmw.t th.i> tb<- fi-f.-Tfi! uorcramcat
mil ili^oM id.1 itr'tith < ohitnbta act
which aflWi* the immigration *4 CM
nese »nd .Far>»rie*n from the (»rfe_t into
this province.
possible and will write Washington on;
lines of pflsmbly ej.tabli«ihiiig reciprocity I
with raw lead lo l>e put on the free list!
in exchange for manufactured lead{
article* being allowed to enter Canada]
(tm. __  !
Drink less, breathe more; eat lets,!
<he,w more; rid* I***. walk more; clothe]
lean, bathe more; worry tecs, work mors;
■wast* lasi, give »wc,- writ* !«**», read
more*, talk les»r think more;  preach!
leas, practice mnre.~-An*n. |
ford Observer, "but it looks as if the
position at present occupied by Ark-
wright and Crompton in the world of
invention during the nineteenth century
is to be superceded by Drury in the
twentieth. How is it that this idea was
left to a Yankee lawyer to bring out?"
Drury's invention iB described as the
simplest yet devised. It is capable of
spinning the toughest yarns from asbestos or peat moss without difficulty.
Drury left Boston two years ago.
Tho Daily Telegraph calls attention
to the enormous increase in the use of
American confectionery in England,
which it says would bo even greater
than it is were tho American manufacturers to show more elasticity In trade
methods. It also declares that America
is soon likely to bo supplying "jaw-
Tho most suitable campaigning samples of canned fruit have already been
submitted to Lord Roberts and have
been sent back for Improvement. These
are now assured.
"Small wonder, Indeed," says the
Daily Telegraph, "that the British
fruit grower has cause for complaint
that the demand is not what It was for
his products." California fruit appears
to bo making tremendous Inroads into
the English jam trade.
Even from the Philippines come
recommendations to adopt American
methods. Mr. Percival, of London,
writes to the Tlmo.4 from Manila urging
the British troops in South Africa to use
the tunic pleal worn bv the American
troops to protect the spine, and also
their web cartridge Mt and method for
preserving surgical dressing. The suggestion about the belt is already In
force. An American firm has a newly
erected factory here turning out to its
fullest capacity these belts for the war
oflice.       ^««-______-,—
Notwithstanding the difficulties which
at pro*a*.t exist between U.»* »iuulu.i»
and the silver-lead producing mines of
this district, and in fact the entire mining section of British Columhia, large
shipments of ore are being received -at
(.lie Hall Miri«« smeller. Among the
largest shippers of thin diitrict in the
Silver Hill mine on Crawford Kav.oper-
*le*l ity iin* ..oihWhi t <>niM>itilHte<k Mining Co. The amount shipped by ttim
loitipAiij, i« about <*) (on» per day, ami
this rate of shipment will undoubtedly
ronlimte for «mne fttne The r»Htwin
Mining aud Milling Company of Midway
i* sending In about *) ton* per week
From the Hewett mine at Silverton,
operated by the Hewett Bros., about mo
ton* |mt week are being received. The
Arlington of Slocan is shippinsr about
tm tons per week. About m tons are
*»n* Irt *"i>wiirh* frrtm th* Two Frionds
at Slorsfi City. TU Minnesota Mining
Co, operating the Ivanhoe, i* shipping
abent W) tons per week A bent \m
tent of carbonate ore p**r  w**fc   is
shipped from the Queen Bess at Sandon.
From the Ymir district, the Ymir mine
is shipping 60 tons, while the Arlington
at Erie is sending in 100 tons per week.
—Nelson Miner.
John G. Devlin is one of the best
known prospectors and dealers in
claims in this country. He has had
the usual ups and downs of western
life, some days chicken, some days no
chicken, but he has never ceased to
rustle, and just now John is on top of a
wave that may land him on the shore
where all is soft and easy, and the bank
roll mingles its green with the scenery
of affluence. In company with W. F.
Teetzel, of Nelson, he owns an iron
claim, called the Iron Coon, near Slocan
Junction, and arrangements have been
made to sell Its product for fluxing purposes to the smelter at Nelson. Tho
smelter uses 100 tons of iron a wook,
t»«u iic»o"wxj»si~|jx vwvsi iti^-ivo wwpwiT^ll viu—
Kamloops. The saving in freight will
alone be quite an object. Six men aro
already turning out oro, and several
carloads are   being   shipped   to   tho
smelter. '
A despatch from London says tho
negotiations toward the formation of
another American iron and stoel combine are now practically settled, whereby tho Canadian Steel Co., the Lake
Superior Power Co., tho American Steel
Co., the Otis Stool Co., the Pittsburg
Steel Co., and the Wellman Scavor Co.
of Cleveland, will bo amalgamated.
Combined with these, when tho deal is
completed, will be several English firms
which will take part in the enterprise,
financially and commercially. It is the
intention of tho projectors to erect
plants in Eastern Canada and various
American points, with the Wetland
canal as an outlet. Tho capitalization
has not boon decided upon. It will
mean tho extensive development of the
great Iron resources of Out* rio.
The total amount of ore shipped from
tha Slocan and Slocan City mining
divisions for the year 1900 was, approx-
Unatly, 85,000 tons, Sinco January 1,
to January 12,1901, the shipments have
been as follows:
Wwk    Total
r*yn«.  so        in
UulCbftiuc    tii il
KlnrsiiMUr  m
Ilulh    t»
lloiun.... ,.    ...     fn 411
_••__*•"•„  it"
Amtrloaii Hoy    ft %s
lyinlKHJ    to go
Tr»it* Dalbr    *n «
•**»••?««»'■:     it ft
wouilnrful  ... «
Ariliigtoti,.           , 101 iw,
Two Fri*nd».        41, fi
KnttrfiriM ,             m 40
T<s_IIijii».     uu        i.it»
HKCOHtlM   Mill   I MOO.
I^catioini        '2Si
AssesHtnetitM.         ... 7w
I-ertificatiM oi Iinproveiuent*..... |ui
Cash In lieu of work ♦!,*»)
Documents recorded  975
Free Miners' Certificate* issued . 7Hl
Kpoeial Certificates  10
CompanieNSpecisIs          |
Abandonment*                  ...  1
Water Right*, grsntfd     .*»
**M* .».*.  Mil    |UHMII>,
\   liCUt'idli fi        ;;jj
AKwcvinetUx ,-jo,7
Crown Grant*  15
Free Minn* t'WiUrSiJil**. i*.mii*<H . .4.***
Document* recorded , i<r«'
II. B IN;rk», manager of the Kaslo
group, near Cody, was in town recently
and stated that there are II men working in ore on thi* property.   Toronto
eapftol In behind this property Sfrifefog
on ore is being carried on steadily, be*
3t'iie.-t drifting from the Xu. 2 Uivd, A
recentamay ga%e 1 .turn*of umounce*
in silver, and 11 f*cr mil, t**pfMr. The
ore taken out in development will he
shipped from Cody
•if 1 THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B. C, JANUARY 17, 1901.
Eighth Year
ThkLedgeU two dollars a year in advance.*©}\Vheri not so paid It ia-S.50 to parties worthy of credit.t©jTo barbarians east _oi Lake
Superior it in SI a year.<3sLegal advertising 10 cents a nonpariel line first insertion, and 5 cents a line each subsequent
notices 25 cents a line, and commercial advertising graded in prices according to circumstances.
finsertioir." ReadinK
FELLOW PILG&IMS: The Lkdox Is located at New Denver. B. 0., and can be traced to many parts of the earth.<_*?It comes to the front
everjr Thursday and has never been raided by the sheriff, snowslided by cheap sUver, or subdued by the fear of man. It works for the trail
blazer as well as the bay-windowed and champagne-flavored capitalist .iSrlt aims to be on the right side of everything and believes that hell
should be administered to the wicked iu large doses.<S>It has stooa the (est of time, and an ever-increasing paystreak is proof that it is
better to tell the truth, even if the heavens do occasionally hit our smokestaok.iS?*. chute of job work is worked occasionally for the benefit
of humanity and the iinanoier.<StCome in and see us, but do not pat the bull dog on the cranium, or chase the black cow from our water
barrel: one is savage and the other a victim of thirsi.JfijOne 0f the noblest works of oreation is the man who always pays the printer; he is
Bura of a bunk in paradise, with thornless roses for a pillow by night, and nothing but gold to look at by day.
R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.
The Ledge.
A pencil cross in this square
indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor
wishes once again to look at
your collateral.
The next issue of this paper will
be a hummer. Keep your eye on
it..   . ..	
The soft weather has saved several woodpiles from death by rapid
Colds are. prevalent. The best
way to cure them is by perfect rest
in a warm room.
This paper will be sent to
address in America until the
of the century for $100 in advance
Kootenay wants many things
from the Laurier government.
Speak out in time, and do not hesitate to ask for enough.
Trusts are of many kinds. The
cities of Nelson and Sandon shut
out peddlers by high licenses, protecting the few against the many,
The peddler might save the people
money, but he cannot buck the
trust.   More anon.
Tbe Similkameen Star issued a
beautiful 20th century number,
which proves that its manager is
as clever as he was in the days
when he sat upon the purser's chair
on the steamer Lytton, during thc
old times on the Columbia.
bottom of the run you can sit upon
its jumbled remains and admire the
debris. The slide is fond of the
Slocan and does business every
year. Beware of it, mule skinners
and others who travel the trails of
this silvery section, and there will
be less grief in some families. The
slide will always be with us, and
should be treated with respect.
Admire its roar,* but let it go at
that.      "
Chas. M. Hay once worked for
$40 a month. He is now president
of the Southern Pacific railway at
* salary of $55,000 a year. This
is a greater salary than is paid to
any other official in the world, and
will give the gentleman a chance
to make Hay while the sun is
How uncertain matters and conditions are upon this earth. The
beautiful snow veils tbe face of
nature in the Slocan for a day or
two. Then the Chinook wind
blows its breath, and before our
eyes sinks tbe beautiful into an
early grave, the melody of the
aleigh bells cease, the skating be*
comes insolvent, and loud roars the
mwhiders' curse o'er the land,
while the ooal and wood men sufler
from ennui.    	
lo many part* of the States there
in considerable opposition to vaticinating for the prevention of small*
pox, Many claim that vaccination
does more harm than good, and
nay that Americans laugh at African
hoodoos.but practice a fetich them*
selves, If this be true, how many
millions liave suffered from tore
arms through compulsion or imagination Y Like other deluaions
vaccination may die out as the
human race rises to higher planes
of intelligence through the sup*
pmssion of ignoranoe and super-
■-MM      * ■
Beware  of the
snowslide ve who
Snowslide J^^^in**,,.
thi' mule onward as be drags his
skin full of ore down the trait. The
snowslide is full of noise and liveth
with a ruthletw activity that is appalling. It coraeth down the mountain with no brakes set, and is
extremely rude and impolite in its
manners. It treat* all alike in the
mvsgf* wiwHhry of ft* naltnre and
striketb a man or a male without
thc alighkut regret It goes tho
pace that kills, and tumbles into
oblivion everything that dares to
oppose its pro-greertv* career. Do
not trifle with it Yon can not
re-sou with a slide.   It will have
TU/> JVIft,,, The century is 17
I 116 INCW days old, and will
/?«nf 11 r\, probably live out its
V^KNlUiy years. Hit does I
trust that the following will come
to pass ere the sun goes down upon
December 31st, 2000.
That disease will be dead, and
misery a lost emotion.
That the Kelson Miner will have
ended its continued story, entitled,
What we know about John.
That every one of my delinquent
subscribers will have his sins forgiven, and be staking gold cairns
in Paradise.
That no child will be crying for
That the demon war will be dead,
while o'er his red grave the flowers
of love, peace and goodness will be
waving in the emancipated air.
That the dollar will have ceased
to be a deity, and the man who
never pays the printer a dream of
the past.
That the North Pole will have
been located, and all the fractions
That Greenwood will be wide
open enough to swallow all the
black jacks tliat are looking for a
That every prospector will be on
velvet, and no man in need of a
That the scarlet sisterhood will
be no more than a blot upon past
That everyone in the Slocan will
be rich, and trouble unknown.
That Billy Bryan will have one
chance to live in the White House.
That hell will be frozen up, and
in use as a skating rink.
That jags will be obliterated
from society, and only talked of as
ancient history.
That the curtain of night will
never hide the Btars, and the sun's
bright rays never have to lurk be*
hind fog and rain.
That all the people on earth will
be taking this paper.and have their
subs paid in advance.
That Bill Oalliher will have had
the Government build a mint and
many smelters in the glorious country of Kootenay.
ANawKR* to comnsMPONnaNv*.
What in thngrippe?
Misery, with a cough attachment.
When will the mlllenium
When the Dominion Government
builds smelter* in Kootenay.
Why not build a smelter in New
Denver ?
It would disturb the repose of
the community,and mar the beauty
of the environments.
So you've lost your race, lad?
Ran it clean and fast?
Beaten at the tape, lad?
Roug*h?   Yes, but'tis past,
Never mind the losing—
Think of how you ran;
Smile, and shut your teeth, lad—
Take it like a.'man!
Not the. winning counts, lad,
But the winning1 fair;
Not the. losing shames, lad,
But the weak despair;
So, when failure stuns you,
Don't forget your plan-
Smile, and snutyour teeth, lad-
Take it Uko a man!
Diamonds tjurned to paste, lad ?
Night instead of morn?   ■
Where vou'd pluck a-rose, lad,
Oft you grasp a thorn ?
Time will n«al the bleeding-
Life is but a span;
Smile, and shut vour teeth, lad-
Take it like a man!
Then, when sunset comee, lad,
When your fighting's through,
And the Silent Guest, lad,
Fills his cup for you,
Shrink' not-rdasp it coolly—
End as you began;
Smilei and close your eyes, lad—
And take it like a man!
—C. F. Lester.
How 's
****** »w.*
What i* the principal miner*! in
the Vancouver Province V
Ha way, m W* iiaVon*. tan-til alim
Where is Rowland ?
Next to the Le Roi mine.
What is a hero?
The man who pays for this paper
100 yearn in advance.
What is mightier than the dollart
Two dollars.
What ii Job printing t
Come in, and we will abow yon.
What is great winery t
Watching a poker game when
ytrtt at<s I* oka.
The Rossland Miner gives this
optimistic view of the possibilities
of the mining industry of the Koot-
enays for the current year:
"The mines of Kootenay and
Yale should easily produce a million tons of ore this year. This
seems a vast quantity, but it is
easily within the range of possibility. It is almost certain that the
Rossland camp will be able to'mine
500,000 tons of the million. The
smelter at Northport is being enlarged and will soon be able to
reduce from 1,200 to 1,400 tons of
ore per day. Allowing for the
time before the smelter gets into
shape for the increased output and
for shortages from other causes we
will say that the smelter averages
only 1,000 tons for every day in
the year, which is not a large estimate, and we have 365,000 tons
reduced in Northport. The Le Roi
quantity with the increased plant,
but it will have the help of the Le
Roi No. 2, the^ Rossland Great
Western, and during a portion of
the year, possibly, the Columbia-
Kootenay mines. In order to bring
up the tonnage to the 500,000-ton
point only 135,000 tons are needed
from the other mines. The Centre
Star, War Eagle, Iron Mask, I, X.
L., Velvet, Evening Star, Giant,
etc., should be able easily to do this
and even better, and so the estimate of an output of 500,000 tons
for the Rossland camp is not too
large and we think will be under
rather than over the mark.
"The Boundary country has for
some time been threatening to surpass the output of the Rossland
camp, and it is possible that it may
some time during this year surpass
us in tonnage, from the several
camps that are in that section.
The Boundary has smelters which
have a combined capacity of 1,200
tons per day. Only one of these is
in actual operation, but the presumption is that the other two will
be kept busy when they are finished.
Allowing for delays and shut-downs
these three smelters should be able
to smelt at least 300,000 tons during the year. Additions are to be
made to these smelters and they
may reduce more than 300,000 tons. \
Some of the ore is already being
sent to Trail for reduction. Possibly 60,000 Ions may be sent from
the Boundary to Trail daring the
year. This would bring the total
Boundary tonnage up to 360,000
tons, and it ia quite possible that
the output will be larger. In this
way we get 860,000 tom from the
Rowland and Boundary camps.
"Then we have tbe Nelson division, the Slocan, East Kootenay and
the Lardeau to produce the remain**
ing 160,000 tone. In this is included the free milling ore which it
crushed by over 175 stamps. Those
stamps will crush on an average of
at least two tons a day (a very low
estimate). Each stamp will therefore crush 730 tons a yoar, and tho
117/1. stamps 117,760 tans in the
same period, tuning down ttns to Itf |
iuo,-.wu Unift to ttiiuw htt *_ut»
downs, and we have only '10,000
tori* to provide in order to mioatt
tiie million tons. Tho Slocan alone!
should w»wid«* thin.
"The mines* of Kaat KooU-nay,
without counting the Faradise.pro-
duced in round numbers 50,000
tons last year, the bulk of which!
came from the St. Eugene.Hullivan.
North Star and Society Girl, and
none of these mine* shipped a clear
fit rnofitli*.    They shonlri  wirily
Erodooe 100,000 tons this yew. It
1, therefore, obvious that a million
tons Is an tinder rather than an
over estimate. ^	
Ladiw Jackets, r'tsrt tad Holt €ap«
(<* sal* at «**t al Una* UsskUj V.
In an interview with a Rossland Minor
representative E. P. Bremner, Dominion
labor commissioner, said some very encouraging things about the conditions
existing between employer and employe
in the Kootenays. Perfect harmony
was noticeable in all sections, he said
"There is no indication," he continued, "that any break in these happy
conditions ought to he expected.
Throughout the Slocan and Nelson divisions all is working between the two
as well as could be desired. This state
of affairs must always be thecase where
a conciliatory spirit on both sides ie
kept well in view."
Speaking" of the labor conditions in
Rosslwid in particular, and those of the
Dominion generally, he said: "There
may be somethin-x yet to desire—a more
unquestioning'and less merely formal
feeling of trust and friendship between
the two great classes. 1 would willingly do all in my power to bring this
about. But th^s is a condition which
only a mutual agreement can produce.
I have noticed afeeling throughout the
country that que stious of labor should
be dealt with here as they have in tho
country to the south, and 1 wish to din-
iibUBoihaininds of allot such an opitt*
ion. The methods that liavo been
adopted by both employers and employes in the United States shalt not
prevail within the borders of Canitdn.
Here difficulties must bn settled as he
comes rational beings, without resort
to such extreme measures as obtain
there. On a basis only of equity and
justice can they expect the adjustment
of their difficulties, which cannot be secured as a result of either mob or military rule I would be pleased at nil
times to see them come to agreements
without my intervention. 1 should be
only too delighted to have them report
such progress—(or it would mean true
progress in every sense ot the word,''
"Wait for me at heaven's gate," sang
the slllilly sentimental young man.
"Not'' murmured the girl, "I don't
want to stand around outside forevur "■
—Detroit Frew Press
Wo hold it for a fundamental mid
undeniable truth that religion, or the
Some people might consider this an impertinent question, but it isn't. Good
brains are as essential to the happiness
and progress of a community as good
hearts and good health. These things go
hand in hand when the proper care is exercised in the selection of articles of food.
Too much care cannot be taken along
these lines. The BEST is never too good.
Appreciating this fact prompts us to place
upon our shelves only this quality of
goods; particularly in our Grocery Department. In addition to a complete and
fresh stock of all the staple lines of Canned
Goods, Cereals, Hams, Bacons, etc., we are
now handling the product of the famous
Postum Cereal Co., including the great
nerve and brain food known as
Have you tried it? If not you should.
There is nothing more nourishing, and at
the same time economical and good. lQf
J^BOURNE BROS., \ New Denver, B. clfy
duty which we owe to our creator, and
the manner of discharging; it, can be
directed only by reason and conviction,
not by force or violence.—James Madison.
John Williams is selling some of the
finest cigars ever brought   into the
Slocan. There is nothing like them to
dull the keen edge of care, and till the
soul with joyful sensations.
If you want
Send your laundry to
The Lake Shore
New Denver.
are now prepared
to supply builders and contractors
with ail the above! building materials.
Our products received First Prizes
and Medals the last two yean at (Be
Spokane Exposition. The Lime that
we are now manufacturing is not
excelled. Special quotations to contractor!-, on application.
NELSON, B.C. P. 0.B0X6B8
Something that will obeer the hurt
ot the recipient, Is one ot oar fine
Empire watches. They are gtunm*
teed as first-dan time keepers. Can
not (all to fftve perfect satisfaction.
We are the agents tor the Kootemrs.
Wrili for obi of our bssotlral t-stsksroti tud
•Mk* ftm mmhImi b*f«-r« Um rati. W« km
s in* Una of Jrwturjr tl immisbw prttm
litnutotariiur   Jtwstef*   pi*4 W«b>hituki?«.
If you want time
^Cttll 011-^
He will take time by the mainspring at any
time and make the medium through which It
ticks bright with mechanical health	
Bank of Montreal.
K»«*hlUh«»«l  tS|t.
Capital (all paid up) $12,00^000.00
Mtwrveo Hum • . »,'*m0^v«ji»>
Undivided profits t   i 1,102,7W.7*_
Kt. Hon. Umn Stuathooma a.xl Mount Rotal, O.CM.O. President.
Hon. (I. A. Drommoko, Vice President,
EL & Cuws-row, General Manager,
llranchas ia all pans ot Canada, Hewfoondltmd, Orvat Britain, «*f*.
the United fitstes.
New Denver branch
te &DE VEBEU. Hanaitr [V
Eighth Yeae.
"I was my brother's keeper, and because
1 strove to take hisland, as brothers may
—Else what's the use of broteerhood?—
he died ,
Defending it. He lies beneath its sod—
A  bayonot thrust—I wiped away the
blood— '   •'
His blood—from off the surface ofthe
Lest it should rust its polish.   It is gone;
Gone from mv hands as well, and from
my soul; rt ''
For, as I hope to enter heaven, I swear
I did it for his good. I slaughtered him
For his own good.    He wished to rule
To govern his own land iii his own way;
He called it liberty, and he has won
His freedom now—the freedom of the
His soul is free, although his body rots^-
])ead for his good—I killed him for his
"Thou hypocrite! .
The souls that thou hast freed *■
Have gone to God to call for justice
there. ,    ,   "
Down on thy knees!   Ask pardon In the
dust! .   .
The stamp of Cain is set upon thy brow,
Repent, and make what poor amends
thou canst. „ ■
Restore what thou with violence hast
stol'n. ...        j
Remember t-hou Qhrist's awlul words:
"If thou . :■'- '   t
\The world and all its riches shouldst at
And lose-thy
soul—what shall it profit
—Bertrand Shadwell.
KILLED   B_   A   DBA1>   MAN.
So our dead lay, says A. C. Hales
in London News, and grinned at those
other dead, and the fierce sun dried
flesh and blood on Briton and Boer,
tor   both   remained   unburled   for
awitile; and so it came to pass that a
Boer commando   retook   the   lines
where those who died ior us were
lying, and as they marched among
our dead they saw a sergeant lying
at full length, shot through the brain,
yet even in death the man looked
like some fighting machine out of
order.   His rifle was pressed against
hiB shoulder, his left hand grasped
the barrel on the other side, the forefingers ot the right hand pressed the
trigger lightly, the barrel rested on
a rock, and his death dulled, eye still
glared along the sights, for dissolution
had come -o him just as he bent his
head to fire at those whoJBhot him,
and now his hands bad ttiffened in
the unbendable etlffness-of eternal
privy to the matter. This secretary
had an inordinate fondness for whiskey and poker, and-could always be
found in a certain Ottawa resort.
This reporter hunted him up and began to order the drinks. In two
hours he fmd the secretary in such a
condition that the latter boastingly
told all he knew, and said he /had a
copy of the Bill in his room at the
hotel. In another hour the secretary
was asleep in the card-room and the
reporter, taking the keys from his
pocket, went to the hotel and secured
the Bill. In another hour the papers
he represented in America were put
ting it in type.
• The next day there was a terrible
row in Ottawa. The wires between
every important city in the United
States and Ottawa; were busy. \ The
reporters for those papers who had
been beaten, wired their -journals
that the Btory was a fake. Sir John
sent for his visitor of the preceding
evening. When the interview was
over, the correspondent sent to his
paper the following:
'"Report published this morning
by you was correct in being copy of
proposed change in tariff by Government. It is not, however, the Bill
which will be introduced.—John A.
"There had been a lively time be
tween the Premier and the newspaper man, but Sir John did not find
out that any of Her Majesty's servants
were to blame. From that day on,
the reporter was nearer to Sir John
than any other newspa per man in
Ottawa."-Chicago Inter-Ocean.
The practice of kissing the hands was
Instituted by the early Roman rulers as
■'a mark of subjection as much as one of
respect, and under the first Caesars the
custom was kept up, but only for a
time. These worthies conceived the
idea that the proper homage due to
their exalted station called for less
familiar modes of obeisance, so the
privilege of kissing the emperor's hand
was reserved, as a special mark of condescension; fer officers of high rank.
No such restriction, however.was placed
on the emperors themselves, who, if
they wished to confer signal honor on
Romans, if a lover kissed his betrothed
before marriage, she inherited half bf
his worldly goods in the event of his
death before the marriage ceremony;
and if she died, her inheritance descended to her nearest relatives.
I remember7 says an old diver, in an
interview with the New York Post,once
on the Ohio when we were working at
some old stumps on the bottom that
had been giving considerable bother to
navigation; 1 was down putting a chain
around a big pine snag, when an old
darkey paddled out to our tug with
pawpaws and apples in. his bateau, to
sell to the men; we had quite a gang on
the job- Well, pretty' soon he caught
sight of my "tender" gazing down, into
the water and holding the "Jjose and
line/' and immediately wanted to know
"what he was fishing for." The "tender," who was Irish,promptly answered
that lie was fishing for the devil. Just
at that moment I signalled to be drawn
up, and when my helmet came above
water with a hiss of escaping air, the
first thing I saw was "Uncle Ned"
standing straight up in his boat, his
eyes fairly sticking out of his head. He
yelled: "My Lawd, he's caught him,
too!" and went overboard like a bullfrog. He never stopped swimming, till
he struck the Kentucky shore.
In the north of England, where
rabbit coursing is a very popular
sport, swift, well-trained dogs often
win large sums of money and local
fame for their owners.   An old York
shire  collier,   well  known for  his
success in the coursing field, surprised
his matp-" a  year or two ago by
marrying a decidedly ugly woman.
In addition to this, he was generally
considered a confirmed woman hater.
"Why has ta gone an' got spliced,
lad, at thy age?" one of his cronies
asked.    ' 'It's not much ot a tale," the
old  man  replied,    carelessly.     "I
agree wi' ye 'at Bessie yon' is no
beauty, but that dog o' mine, 'e wos
simply pimn' for Bome 'un to look
after 'im while I be away at t' pit.   I
cud na bear to leave 'im t' ouse by
hissen,   so I  married Bessie.   She
ain't 'andsome, but she's mighty good
company for the dog."—Chamber's
thought I wouldn't either.' So this is
what we are coming to! Not even
our domest'es will endure *plain living' and if one wants a six dollar
cook she can't have her without
mising to 'eat in low necks.'"
We talk about our advancement
and our culture, but what does the
modern boy in the east know about
the glory of digging a groundhog
from his hole' or treeing a coon?—
Salt Lake Tribune. .."..„
John Williams has done business in
two centuries, and is still, at the old
stand. He has just opened a sack of
the finest walnuts in America.
J. E. Angrignon
The Leading
Finest Shop in the Slocan.
Brick Block,   Bellevue Ave.,  New
Denver, B. C,
Gfrimmett Block, Reco Ave,
Sandon, B.C.
Rents Collected.   District agent for
The Great West Life Assurance Co., Winnipeg, Man.
Agent Norwich Uuion Fire Insurance Company.
Connecticut Fire Insurance Co., of Hartford
,.   JEtna Fire Insurance Company v,
Phoenix, of Hartford; Conn.,
Pacific Coast Fire Insurance Company,
Imperial Registry Company,
The Dominion of Canada Guarantee aud
Accident Insurance Company.
Joeephlne St., New Denver
Miners, Attention!
A Bc«7Bbldler"Baw the sergeant as
he lay, and with rude hands grasped
his rifle by the barrel aid tried to
' | l jerk It from the dead mai .'a grip, but
' as he pulled he brought ihe rifle in
line with his own breast ^nd the unyielding finger on the tr/gger did the
rest.   The rifle spoke from the dead
£ mau's   hand,   the   bullet  passing
through the Boera heart laid him be-
aide the Briton.
Sounds like a journalistic lie, does
it not? Read it in a novel and you
would laugh, would you not? But
it's tbe eternal truth, all the same, for
the comrade of the Boer who died
that day, killed by a dead man, told
me the tale himself, and he was one
of those who planted the dead Dutch
man on the slope of 8plon Kop.
"Along about 1887," said a secret
•service official, once stationed in
Ottawa, "among the newspaper men
there was a young man from Boston,
who represented several ofthe great
American dallies. The Dominion
Government was then Conservative
and one day thU young man got a
/ 7 Up that It was about to Introdnot a
' BUI in Parliament raising the tariff
on American goods. He wired his
paper the facts, as he underwood
them, and received orders from all
te get the BUI at any co_t and wire It
In full.
•Tbe Boetooian jumped Into a eab
and was drlten trom'ooe Minister to
another, Caron absolutely knew
nothing of It; Pope ridiculed the Ideas
Chaplesu professed the deepest Ignor*
ante, Finally, after having gone
through the entire list, Senator
Abbott, of Montreal, Government
leader in the 8enate,soggested to the
>oung man that he consult Sir John
1 " 'But he's tbe hardest man In tbe
llouse to getanythlng from,' answered
V    the scribe.
1     " 'Your last and only resort,* »»ld
ue oeoauir.
,    iVie repotter iia*Vn, <*llvd ut* Sk
John and Mated  his mission.   Sir
John laughed and said:
t* If It were so! would be bound
-.    1. ,-«,».   ?*      ,.fH        *-.**••   #-   V*-«^T?f    nr.**
mouths or the eyes''of those they wished
specially to favor—the kiss generally
intimating some promotion, or personal
satisfaction at some achievement.
Roman fathers considered the practice
of kissing of so delicate a nature that
they never kissed their wives in tho
presence of their daughters. Then,
too, only tho nearest relatives were
allowed to kiss their kindred of the
gentler sex on the mouth; for in those
days, as now, kissing was not merely
an arbitrary sign, but It was the spontaneous language of the affections,
especially that of love.    Under the
"A few days ago," says the Boston
Herald, "a lady in pursuit of a cook
was interviewing and being interviewed at a certain employment
bureau. 'I shall want you to go into
the country,' she remarked to the
mighty porsonage who was eyeing
her from head to foot 'Yes, ma'am;
and do yez have low neek dinners,
ma'am?' Mrs. Cook inquired. 'Low
neck dinners! What do you mean
by that?' said the lady. 'Well,
ma'am, do yez eat yer dinner in low
neck dresses? I hev a frind who
says she'll not take no place unless
the family eats in low necks, an' I
ToF. A. DEVEKEUX.C'E., the owner of an
undivided one-eighth interest in each of the
mineral claims, ''Pansy," *'VioletFraction," •
"May," "Flower" and "Rosed&le," situated
on the Seaton Creek slope of Payne Mountain, in the Slocan Mining: Division of West
Kootenay Distrtcr, British Columbia.
■TAKE NOTICE that I. Daniel E. Sprague. the
1 owner of an undivided three-fourths interest
in each of the above named mini-rat claims,
have expended thc sum of 'J5.02.50 in doing the
annual assessment work required by section 24 of
the Mineral Act on the said mineral claim
"Pausy," and for recording the certificate of
work issued therefor for the year ending the 2bth
July, 1300; and the sum of *102.50 for doing such
work on the said mineral claim , "Violet Fraction"! and recording the certificate of work issued
therefor for the year ending the 8th August, 1900;
and the sum of *102.50 for doing such work on
the said mineral claim "Flower' and recording
the certificate of work issued therefor for the
year ending, the 12th August. 1900, and the sum
ot $102.50 for doing such work on the said mineral claim "May" and recording tho certificate
of work issued therefor for the year ending the
12th August, lfloo, and the sum of $1(8.50 for doing such work on the said mineral claim "Roee-
dale" and recording the certificate of work
Issued therefor for the year emliiii- the 2Srd October, 1900.
And, take notice further, that I, the said Daniel E. Sprague, require you to contribute and
pay your proportion of such expenditure, being
one-eighth ofthe amount expended in respect of
each of the said mineral claims, together with
the costs of this advertisement, and that if you
fail or refuse to contribute your said proportion
of such expenditure, together with the costs of
this advertisement, within ninety days from the
date of the first publication of this notice, I will
at the expiration of laid ninety days claim to
have vested in me, as your co-owner, your interest In such of the said mineral claims, as you
shall have failed or refused to contribute your
said proportion of the said expenditure in con
nectlon therewith, together with the costs of this
advertisement, pursuant to section 4 of the
"Mineral Act Amendment Act, 1900."
The address of me, the said Daniel E. Sprague,
for the purposes of payment hereunder. Is care of
McAnn & Mackay, Barristers, Kaslo, B. C.
Dated the 27th day of November, 1900.
To M. S. BENTLEY, of the city of Spokane, in
the State of Washington, one of the United
States of America, holder of an undivided
nine-twenty-fourths interest in the Joker
Fraction Mineral Claim hereinafter more
particularly described. •
TAKE NOTICE That I, John MacQulllan, of
the City of Vancouver, B. C. the owner of
an undivided eleven-twenty-fourths interest In
the Joker Fraction minerol claim, situate in the
Slocan Mining Division of the West Kootenay
District, on the Freddy Lee mountain near the
Freddy Lee'claim, about a mile from Cody,
have expended on thc said mineral claini the
sum of one hundred and two dollars and fifty
cents (£102.50) being thc amount of expenditure as
required by section 24 of the Mineral Act to be
expended on the suld Joker Fraction mineral
claim during the year ending sth October, 1900.
If you. the said Bon tley, should fall or refuse
to contribute your snare (being the sum of eS8.40>
of the said expenditure, together with all costs
of tliis advertisement, proceedings will be tiikeu
under section 4 of thc Mineral Act Amendment
Act 190-.I, In order to veajt your interest in said
claim ih your co-owners.
Dated at Room 18, Inns of Court Building.
Vancouver, B. C, the !ird day of January. 19M-
Gutta Percha Water-proof Fuse has
been proved and not found wanting:
No miss-holes.   No running.
Canadian Whiskies
Scotch Whiskey
Maw Bros.
O-Wholesalc Dealers in Wines, Liquors and ClgarsO
To'M. S. BENTLEV, of the City of Spokane, in
the State of Washington, one of the United
Statos of America, holder of an undivided
nlne-twenty-fourths Interest tu the Cody
Fraction mineral claim, hereinafter more
particularly described,
TA'K'ErNOTICB~Tlnrt~36'nir MacQUillau, of"
the City of Vancouver, B; 0., the owner of
an undivided eisveii-twenty-fourths tnterent in
the Cody Fraction mineral claim, situate In the
Slocan Mining Division, of the West Kootenay
District, on the Frvddy Lee mountain near the
Freddy Lee claim, about a mile from Cody,
have expended on the said mineral claim the
sum of one hundred and two dollars and flftv
cents (tl02.50) being the amount ot expenditure as
required by section (4 of tlie Mineral Act to be
expended on the khIiI Cody Fraction mineral
claim during the year ending 3d August, 1900.
If you. the said Bentley, should fail or refuse
section 4 of the Mineral Act Amendment Act
to contribute your share (being the sum of •S8.40'
of thc ex|iendlture. together with all costs of this
advertisement, proceedings will In- taken under
IHOO. In order to vest your Interest In said claim
In your co-owners.
Dated at Room IH. Inns of Court Building,
Vancouver, B. C, the Sd,day of January. 1901.
NII.VKIt  KKKK  Mineral Claim.
HliK'im Mining DivMou of Went
where located:   On
acting as agent for M. C. Moiiagha
-..■half; 11. W. Peel, No.:
The Clifton House,
Sltuiiu-ln the
Kootenay   district.
I'uynn Mountain.
TAKE NOTICE that 1, Arthur H. Harwell,
acting m agent for M. C. Moiiaghaii. No. U
sum. m to one-half; II, W. Peel, No. XMO, as to
one-quarter, and Lester H. Snyder, No. HSHXt*',
a* to one-quarter, undivided interests, Intend, SO
dav* from the date hereof to apply to tha
Mining Hii.onlur ftir a (vrtltUaUi of Improvement* fur the |iuri«*e of obtaining s Crown
grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action under section 37 mimt he commenced before the Issuance
of such ciTtlllt'jiti' of Improvements.
Dated tills 13th day (if Decimlitr. A 1)., luui.
tiltuite   in the   Mlocan     .
West Koofiisv District.
vision of
Ho* tm\A» arvommotUttnn* f«»r » Urge n.tmUr „f }*o|.tt. The room* ore large
and airy, and Ute lMnlng Itoom Is -ir.ivldul with every'htiii* In Dm market
Ham|«V R<*.m« for Commenlsl Trsvi-b-m.
John Buckley, Prop.
Mining Div
'I.    Where 	
On the Freddy dee Mountain near the Freddy
I** Mineral Claim, about a mile from Cody
HUKK NOTICK Tbst I. W. A. Ollmoor. as
1 agent for William Murray llotsford, free
miners certificate No. II 44*M. and John Ms**
Qulllan free miner** eettitteale No. H IK*1.
intend «0 days from Ihe date hereof to apply lo Ik*
Mining Rt«-ord»r fnr a i-*»ttft<-»t» »if Improvement* for the twrpu** of obtaining Crown grant*
of the above claim-..
And further lake funic* that artlim under tee*
Umi II must Iw commenced l«f ore tlie Ueuanue ol
■urn cwrtlfk*atf« of Improvements.
Dated thii tml day of January, iwn.
The NewmarketHotel,
Him on« ol the m<M be_nUfbl I«M»tlot>» in Americji, mid the public are
•Mured of pleasant acooramodfltions.
HKNKY 8TMGK,        Y      ."" ~ .      .       .      ~ Proprietor.
Gr ITS mM Fm C-
tbtaf n boat It, and, In fact, I don't.
If yon And oat anything about It, that
a reliable, jo« let me know-yoa
irww I like to keep potted on each
mporunt mitteri.* He irallfd a» he
Aid, tfeute-igftin any time. Uood
"Tbe reporter left Sir John Booer*
ale whettodo. Hetnally tbonfbt
/aunndaraecretary In one of the
/Department* who wae likely to te
Used in Millions ol Homes—40 Years the.
standard. A Pure Geam of Tartar Powder,
Superior to every other known* Makes
delicious cake and pastry, light, flaky biscuit,
griddle cakes — palatable and   wholesome,
HUH ifiiitlnaw to operate Ftm-Us*-* hkm.|»r» on
•II train* fr<«n IUv*let«ke su<t KtMMia)
| Larntln(r.    AIm>
| V***lnt Dunumrr JuiMtkrti ilslly for Ht. I'auli
'      *-_tur.l»y» fur   Mtwtrral   mid  liuti.m,
1 _i.nilay» ami Thininlny* fur TtfttntUi
SH«U'    «Jtl»      |i»Vi     lUvi'lHllikl'
our ilar •-firhVr
T«. vl'MTJ* J!ATi:.*- .iN]i
YOl* (X)NTKMn.ATi;
reioi «AKiM« e-OWsft* Mk,
Noti.—A void bale Ins pointer* mad*- from
jluni. 'liuy Uiuk like t-u_ (I"*!;,,
«nd may rait** the caki*. but alum
is a poison and no one can est foot!
auxotf Willi it without injury to btaJih.
SL James
Bett m-tali in the city—Cotnlort*ble rootua—H_r replete with the
1 LIhuoi** and Ct«»n-lleat iervlcc IhroughoQU
rail and wliiter mrhmluW ihiw rffnlivr Vut
• tlm»UUfi«, i»i*» and full 111rnr11min.11 oil ,.„ i*
; ailiirciw thf n*AfMt toral airvnt, nr
0. B.«ABIIKTT. *if»«iNew l*»iiv«i.
E. J. Oojlt. A. (I. I*. Aii.. Va»r«u»«r
r« omI tram tmnvmm potnu vU r«i>«<|Un
■ ui AMeikukM Umvs.    Ah***/   '"» ••iliiit •»«!*•*
ra4M,iak4MtuMl fall M«naetiat* in e«j r.
a Mco«a<maco..rrepe »r»e«M«N-
(I. H. l.AKHKrr,
C I'. H. Aaeitl. Xe* Uwnter.
|    W l».r. llaaaklete,- HuKAt** ,Wlwri|««
New Denver* B.C.
Eighth Year
I once knew all the birds that came
And nested in our apple trees;
For every flower I had a name—
My friends were woodchucks, toads
and bees,
I knew where thrived iii yonder glen
What plants would soothe a atone-
bruised toe-
On, I was very learned then,
But that was very long" ago.
I knew the spot upon the hill
Where checkerberries could be found;
I knew the rushes near the mill
Where pickerel lay that weighed a
I knew the wood—the very tree
Where lived the poaching,saucy crow,
And air the woods and crows knew me—
But that was very long ago.
And pining for the joys of youth,
I tread the old, familiar spot;
Oniv to learn this solemn truth:
I "have forgotten—am forgot.
Yet here's this youngster at my knee
Knows all the things I used to know;
To think I once was wise as he—
But that was very long ago.
I know it's folly to complain
Of whatsoe'er the Fates decree;
Yet were not wishes all in vain,
I tell you that my wish should be;
industries of the United States in 1900
was $180,941,000. The large disbursement places mining among the most
nrofitable of the country's industries.
The metal mines paid $51,58*2,000, or
39.3 per cent, of the total, and the industrial companies $79,439,000, or 60.7
per cent. Among the leading payers
ware the copper mines with $33,433,000
to their credit, the gold and silver mines
$13,907,000 and the petroleum companies
with $48,816,000.
■ ' :—-'■-'■    - -     - - i
Lay hold on life with both hands;
wherever thou mayest seize it, it is
It is marvelous how long a rotten
post will stand.provided it is not shaken.
—Thomas Carlyle.
The true epic of our times is not
"Arms and the Man," but „"Tool8 and
the Man"—an infinitely, wider kind of
epic—Carlyle. '
with graphic, unflinching truth. The
Canadian rights have been secured by
The Poole Publishing Company, Toronto, but as the story will not appear
in book form for some time the publishers will run it as a serial in The
Presbyterian Review, beginning with
the issue of the 3d inst., thus enabling
the readers of that paper to have this
most interesting work in advance.
I'd wish to be a boy again,
Back with the fnenai
s I used to know;
For 1 was, oh! so happy then-
ng ago.
-Eugene Field.
Bat that was very long ago
Despite the severe cold weather and
the continued snow, mining operations
in the Boundary have gone ahead at a
good rate and the prospects are constantly growing brighter. At Phoenix
tho activity of the Dominion Copper
company has given a renewed impetus
to the camp and everyone feels confident of a good winter. Business is
picking up in all lines and building
That the Golden Crown will resume
at once was announced by W.J. Porter,
locator and superintendent of the pro
perty, who has just returned from a trip
to Brandon, Manitoba, where he went
to consult the directors of the company
He announces that active operations
will be resumed in February, and possi
bly before.   When work is once started
again there will be no further cessation,
as the owners of the mine are confident
they have a dividend payer.
Work is now actively progressing on
the switch being built above Fisherman
creek for. the accommodation of the
Humming Bird mine, which will ship
no more ore until the switch is com
pleted, This switch will save about 10
miles of a haul and will be a most valu
able aid to the production of the mines
of that section. The Humming Bird
has been actively developed during the
past couple of months and the results
obtained have been of the most encour
aging character. The new working
tunnel is now in 140 feet and has a
vertical depth of about 150feet,at which
level tho ore body is from two and a
half to three feet wide and is of a splen
did grade. Superintendent Liljegran,
who was in the city this week,' says the
mine will resume shipping more heavily
than ever as soon as the switch is completed.
Another property of that vicinity
which is likely to make use of the switch
is the Strawberry, which is only about
a couple of miles from the Humming
Bird, and which is reported as showing
a splendid body of ore of excollent
grade. It wao at first intended that
shipments from this property should
cross the bridge for which a government
appropriation was made some time ago,
but tho bridge seems to have boon lost
in tho shuffle, no any blilpuiunU from
the proiterty must come down the west
tide of the river for a time at least.-
Spokanu Chronicle.
New York—The Kngineering and
Mining Journal gives a summary ofthe
mineral and metal production of the
United State* for MOO. The total value
of the metalH produced in the United
ritatoa In 1000 was Wn,m),m2, mh compared with run,<x'»7,H20 in ItfW. The
value ol the output of lion-metallic nub-
aUneeii was tm,m),m\, an agaimit
*«4&.7ftl,*ft in Mm. Th.- total value
for tbe two yearn, after allowing for
duplication*, wat rmpeetlvelv $1.167,.
The mora li>i|x>rUiit item* were: Gold,
•7_,<iiW,7A6: nilver, •II7.IHV2WI <il5,7fi*V
W2 pound* of coppt-r, valued ut llOu,-
1H.3IV, 3*1,781 Ion* ol U-ad, valued at
mmm-. IM,8*> tons of xlne, valued
at f 1o,7mk »»», -uvt |:</Ut,VM ton* ol \\\%
Irort, valued at $2ft8,..r7H,787
(if the non-metallic product* by fur
th« tnoet important wn* coal, of which
the United Statu* produced no hut* than
274,8*J7,77fl toim—tlm gn«at«st «tuatitfty
ever produced In om> year by I hit or
any otii«*r ouuuiry.
tut* -.-Hi'i gutu |itnmuuuui>i liu- wurnt
in Ite'iamotihti'd t<< */V»,l»«.W«, wmi-
jiW.I -ni'iS, *V..1.,,-<I..-'W« hi !K« 7h«
i|i'i-ri>;iM* i* iltu* to till* xtoppH-i- of gold
vr**»lu<iiw> in lh»- TrnnxvPiftl bviHfwm.
Ill I'tnihr r'lillr.i M.tl.-s t.Mifc On- frail
anions ih«* _ol<l pr»<lt!«iii;»* countrit*,
with $7x,CiH,7."*r,; AtiKttnliuda ranking
•econd with *!;.\.v'h.*V2I.v The largr*
production of tin* Kl'iinlyki- has put
Canada in the third pi**.*, with a tn!«l
output of *J.,<M'.i»ji', and  Hue*!* warn
fwiflli.    Willi    *>;«h-wihi1»     T>»#'«r>   Inm
'wur-tries •'■"f'-liH.vil uvi-i *<t {«•- it-til  of
tlw srold «<f lh«* world.
11n* total «i'»«»i»ni of •lmi|«m<i*» paid
by ittl mtnf«i«t<*« •tlli***! with mln-i*ral
Govern the lips
- wen
As they were palace doors, the king
stamped on every
garment, insures
you genuine
Established in Nelson
Hyou genuine
Tranquil and fair and courteous be all
Which from that presence win.
—Edwin Arnold.
It is objected that prayer is a request
for the contravention of the processes
of immutable law. But prayer itself is
a process of cosmic law. A prayer can
be no more uncaused than an earthquake. He who prayB for rain, or for
any physical phenomenon, prays the
prayer of the fool; but he who prays in
order to elevate himself into psychic
sympathy with the beloved dead and
the virtuous living prays the prayer of
poetic aspiration and divine vision.
Herein is a solemnity, a pathos, and an
ecstasy scarcely to be found elsewhere
iu the round of our mortal experience
—Saladin.    .,
A new book by Charles M. Sheldon,
the famous author of "In His Steps,
never fails to excite the interest of
thousands of readers. "Born to Serve''
is the title of tho latest book by Mr.
Sheldon, and the advanced sheets indi
cate a very strong book indeed, one of
thrilling interest to the thoughtful
reader, one in which with a master's
hand many of the cankers of social life,
of domestic unhappiness, of the broader
woman problem, of social reform at the
vitals of society—are laid ..bare, with
cultured delicacy, but none  the less
Fresh Fish all the time,    MEALS
Poultry most the time. 25   UP
Dealer in
Van Camp Lunch Goods, Confectionery and Fruit,
Newmarket Block.       New Denver
When In NELSON see oar
$25 Suits
Fred. J. Squire,
Three Porks
B. &
Provides accommodation for
tho travelling public
Pleastnt rooms, _nd good
meals. The bar I* stocked
with wines, liquors and
HUGH MVEN, Proprietor.
the most perfect, most healtht'ul,;
most delightfully comfortable
underwear made.   Endorsed
hy physicians.
r»r Men, W«o»e_ »■<•
~m. Children. 4*-
kAllflrMctttHii Dry Go
Stores keep tall
The season's greetings to oar r-xany
friends, old and new, who have so loyally
supported us daring the year just passed.
We are sure our business, relations have
proven of mutual advantage, and we promise our hearty co-operation for 1901, asking a continuance of your good will, and hoping
to have a call from you when you visit Nelson.
7   We are most cordially,
\ Nelson, B.C;
A\ Our Wat6h and Jewelery Manufactory has no equal in this country. Weguar-
antee to repair the beat watch, and make the best piece of Jewelery. Uailand
express orders will receive our prompt attention.
^x,KeM Jacob Dover's, "The Jeweler"]
Kjrourwii^ itdownand we will repair it, with a guarantee to run right.
What others say
who know the
kind of work I
SANDON, B. C, Dec. 30,1900
Dear Sib: Allow mo to Inform you that the
Blasses I got from you last summer have been
very satisfactory. I was much pleaded with
your method of testing tho eyesight, and believe
It to be thoroughly scientific.    :m
Is you areas thorough in testing the eyes of all
\ our customers as you were in my case, I think
you should give good satisfaction always.  ••,
Yours very truly,
G. \V. Grimmktt. T. J. BARRON.
Jeweler & Optician. Principal Sandon
•     Sandon, B. C. Public School
This is only a sample of many testimonials which I can give. Many
more of such will follow from people
you know. The proof of work is the
result. I will produce the results
and you will know what I can do.
G. W. GRIMMETT, Graduate Optician
and Jeweler.
Staple and Fancy
(Condensed advertisements, such as For Sale,
wanted, Lost, Strayed, Stolen, Birth*, Deaths
Marriainw, Personal. Hotels, Legal,Medical,ctc„
are inserted when not exceeding 20 words for
S5 cents each Insertion. Bach five words or less
over 8i' words are tlve cents additional.]
NELSON, H. C.      Cor, WARD _ MAKER 81*.
IUBI.  The most complete U C i I T U
___ *,.-«-
ca. Situated midst scenery »"■ D C 0 fl D T
rivalled forOraiidi-ur. floating, If CO U n I
Fluking and F.xcursion*. Resident Physician
■nd Nurse. Telefrauhtc communication with all
|uru of the world; two mails arrive and <k>|i»it
every day. Its Itnthes cure all nervous and
muscular disease*! Iu waters heal all Kidney.
Liver and Stomach A ilnwnU. Terms: *15 to »l«
tier week, according to residence In hotel or
villas. The price of a roundtriii ticket between
New Driver and Halcyon, oblalnsble all tin
year round and good for so day*, l« M.Sfl. Hat
ryon Spring"., Arrow Lake, II. C.
K HKYLAN1). Kiigtneor and Provincial
Laud Surveyor.  Sandon.
V. TKKT'/KT. * TO.,  NkIsiw.  M.C
Dealers In Nil Drugs and Aamyers' Hun-
Minaral "W"at«r*.
' Tituriie ii (>»., I.id., aolt* agents for lltticvou
'tier, Naiaen
T** JLTT ^**>« WJSl
f It. OAMKKON, Sandon, Maiiuiactur«*s
♦I , (JIdUiIik* to.ir.li'i, itud *4klts |iiilrnii»t*i-
(mm all rUsw*.
I I M.IK   HHOH,, Xf]*.m,   are ••».- hi tlm
4   tfJfA iiith lit l.«'»*. tl'./i ■:.'. ifM lit ,*JUis.iiit
In th«lr 11 in- ut !m»ln«*M.
Wliolesal-a   Moraliants.
New Denver
a 4 uitoyvi iauuu   i
& Light Co.
General Draying: Mining Sup
piles and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.
I y. mttv-n* * in.,
♦I,   wi»mp»«ti-   .Wl*r«   In
iiuwM. liiiiji-r/iii.l i-ui**
Fruut Kt,. Kt-lsou.
I^iivlnlun*. rtirM
»*%"*" T#1%*
t    MurrhanU and Imtwwirrt; l.iqo in, Ctrara
U.-.'O J «-J    '-.I'll'- .Y'.i ■'   i".     V.j.v.i.i.p,./.,,     t',i i-J ■„-,',!,,
Hill Bros.
Manufacturers of
Orders shipped to all parts of the
Country.     Mill at head of
—Slocan Lake.-
Postoffice address. Rosebery.
I have a number of Suits
for Men and Boys that
are Al in every respect,
which I will sell at actus I cost. Regular price
$14 and $16; bargain
price §10 and $12. No
catch; straight bargains
for you.      Take one?
Hauling and Packing to Mines,
and general local business.
New Denver, II. C,
American prices,
anythlngyou want.
I will u ow sell
Hollo,      Films,
Kodaks at
(Send for price* on
HATIIBAHN. Kaslo, 8.0
Gold *.M> I Gold and Stiver. .t.TI.
Lead 50|Oold,sllvY,eo|»p,r IJW
tiamples by null receive prompt attention,
Rich Ores and Bullion Bought.
imieth Ht., Denver. Colo.
Brewers of Fine Lager Beer and Porter-the best in the land.   Correspocd-
enee solicited.   Address—
'_______      H. REISTERER & CO., Nelson, B.C.
Coal, Iron,
Steel, Blowers,
Water Motors,
Truax Ore Cars,
Ore Buckets,
Ralls, Belting,
Packing, Wire Rope.
Tin and Sheet
Iron Workers
Have shops in nearly all the cagips and cities
best meat obtainable and aim tojgive satisfaction to every customer.     Try
Wine Co.,
Wholossio dealers lx>
Choice Wines
and Fragrant
Cigars   ■*
Write for price*.     Our stock is the largest In
, WADD8 BR08
4*4 %%%^%^*v%^*v%^^
i'. o. Hox no.
Keporw, Kxaminatlons and Manage*
NEW DENVER,   -   B.O.
Family A C«nm«rcUI.
Fitted with everv modern
convenience. Special protection against Are. Rates $2.50
and $3 per day.
lias had l.".yp»r«rii»rli-ni!i- In d*nUl work, and
makaf a ••kcU-iy nr flnld llrldf* WWk,
Moil complete Dental Office in B.C
Jim*  cumfti-rcft  .t  ro.t   ycitom.
\m\**x*r*. \VI.<ilM*l*(>nji-m*i*,*1Pmvlsii*»n
Oar Ikgfftfte w_^m» m««t all 8o_*
day tratfta.
Saddle Hones aad Pact '.Jim_u
(•Wd Htahtei at N«w I>enrer.
», ».... B., litntiiM', tkr
Ikltnr. Vo-arf PoWlr.    H*,^.m, R   C,
?vt*r Friday at Hilirmrt... if
r.wif l
L OBIMMRrr. h. I.. B., |Urrt»Ur.
♦ J__f,tor* S.oUrJt ™Wr     Hit***. B. C
Hraarh 09ce a* Iftw Dmvtr tv^rv HturAtr
wwm i.ni.A|rn nnv*KtJstmt's m K -
4*   tm-*1towan4frnM9t!4»t\iHifi*ri*ri**.
*»■ MCD.ITO4I.B.
'I'm- .«wf.i?»«T«»!f nmm„ %«*»*» c»j.
I   b{uw^nA-mnfo*< KMnt ***.! i**«MMMftU
M« ii   t.tiHtwu _ Haxnusov
Fred. Irvine & Co.,
Clearance Sale
Now in projprrcm. Hosiery. Droxs Goods, 8ilks, Table Linens,
Towels, Millinery, Mantles, Furs, Carpets, Curtains, Remnants
from all dcpartmontH at BARGAIN PRICES. Dross Goods
and Silks—anything in this department at 20 per cent, discount.
Furs—balance of our stock— at 25 per cent, discount. Mantles—
LadiesMackets, Coats and Golf Capes at less than cost. Skirts:
Ladies' ready made from $2 upwards. Men's Wear: Fleece lined
Underwear from 60e each up.   Bargains in Men's Ties, etc.
blCU. Il VIUC « L0«f f   MENS   FUKMSH1NGS
NELSON, B. C I      aspkcialtv,
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