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Volume XL, Number
Price, £2 a Year, ix .Advance
from tbe Cake towns
Five men are employed on the Myrtle, f        slogan okk shipments
Jeff Baty has reopened the Slocan Hotel, Slocan City.
A large sawmill will be built at Rosebery in' the near future.
John Taylor will open a shoemaking
shop in the Garrett block.
Float can be obtained at this office,
sent to any address for fifty cents.
TheNepawahasacar of oro. to ship
when the snow permits of rawhiding.
J. T. Black went to Sandon last week
snd the train arrived 15 minutes ahead
of time.
Captain Gifford is in Mexico, acting-
as manager for two gold mining companies.
A shipment of half a car of ore will be
made from the Kilo as soon as raw-
hiding begins
Bob Thompson came in from Edmonton on Saturday evening to Bpend hie
vacation at home.
TheCanada Drug& Book Co., Nelson,
have the largest stock of Christinas
goods in the country.
The first of a five-carload shipment of
ore from the Comstock is being packed
to the Silverton  wharf   this   wcck.
D. McLachlan has a fine line of rubbers for sale His boots and shoes are
adapted for the stony pavements of New
who are working the Port Hope, Slocan,
under lease, are taking out a shipment
of very rich ore.
The owners of the Mollie Hughes are
getting out some of the richest ore the
property ever produced, and a shipment
will soon bo made, •
Silvorton'a mines aro working small
forces The Wakefield is employing 18
men, the Comstock 8. Fisher Maiden 7,
and the Hewitt 6 to 10,
J. B. McArthtir died In Tororto on
Monday. Ho was a lawyer in Kaslo
years ago, and at one time a prominent
mining man in Roasland.
After the first of January, the Alamo
concentrator will bo again'in operation,
and shipments from the Idaho will be
resumed on a largo scale.
W. K. Cameron, of Slocan Citv, (ell
off a bridge one night Inst week and
was seriously cut about the head. He
Ik now confined to his bed.
An effort is being made to have Hev
Jas.  Tumor,  Now   Denver's  pioneer
gospel pilot, Btop off hero for a night on
his way through the Slocan.
Mrs. Williams has cigars, 2"» in a box,
thnt are just, the thing for a Christmas
present. Pipes, cigars and eignrotttc
holders In abundance for the holiday
Dr. Hendryx seems to have a peck of
trouble on his hands In relation to the
Hendryx process of treating ore. H.
DeKeyser now threatens to take action
against Hendryx If the latter proceeds
with his contemplated woiks at the He-
public and the Arlington mine.
Win. Anderson returned from a trip
to Manitoba this week. While there he
dii|iom«d of hit lk|«evaln property, re
ftlizltig Kumithliitf iivor I&muj. He limk
n carload of mock and furnishings to
his ranch at Knderhy and is preparing
to move therein a few daya* In losing
Mr and Mrs Anderion New Denver is
losing two nf its staunchext  advocates.
Silver is on the slump and long faces
sre the order of ihe dav, Wc hear complaints on nil sides and a gi-tiara I cur
•ingot mining cstnp life. Hut if we
didn't havo idlver to kick about, it
would bo miiiicllilin» else If we were
all farmers It would he hnjr* or wheat;
If we were monopllsts it would lie law*
and lawmaker*; if angels ni l'armli#e,
perhaps wo'A complain ef too ninth hap-
Hiwmh, and It angel* ot p.xr'Xityvs' of
ion much hell—so what's the difference?
Keep kicking!
Thareiwnt rar of ore from the Ca-
peila netted the owners over *•;,<«•!.
This mine, at tho hack door of New
Denvr, Is one of tli* richest Mvev pyi>
dtiwa hi America    If it were in Pop-
'*,*     .. .i-.*.*.,      .4,     4'4*-94.t,     tf-t.i*  «      •,.*,«.f«       t*(t,t'tf.
the rtehtienn of a ^vrnrn-Y'v 1« told nbf.nl
tmt smothered, it would he advertised
the world over. When <}o»t mountain
w «-**t*iti*i«r*-!y mmtnimntl thet»i _ boJAe*
tapped at great depth. New Denver will
hava a mine that wilt make millions for
If*   AtrnMt    9.-.1I   ll,     **    *     '.
A fair hmt*e greeted the Schnhert
Symphony companv at Bosun Hall
Tuesday *\aning. Tha company U one
or the moat talented that haa mer
played to a Hlocan audlene*. and the
entertainment (riven hy them waa of the
hlthett, mnk. It wit notloo-ibh'. fi.nv*
mer, that thev wer» disappointed at Ihe
sire of the andiettre. Imi ihev did pnt
iii«.apfwilfit the tV* h«uiw» Kvery timber was heartily applauded and the *«•
eotea were firea wilh a Ixtartv «*<*{
•ill. They play Sandon t»«%fif (\VeA-
netdav l*
The total amount of ore shipped from
the Slocan and Slocan City mining
divisions for the year 1902 was, approximately, 80,000 tons Since January 1
to Dec. 5, 1903, the shipments have
been as follows:
Week    Total
American Boy  43           812
Antoine  210
Arlington  43
Alberta  7
Black Prince  -              in
Bondholder  2
Bosun  WM
Blue Bird  52
cupella  20
Cripple Stick  t
Davton  12
Dolly Vardcn   20
Empress  :'0
Enterprise  40           sss
Fisher Maiden  ssn
Ha'tncy  42
Hamilton ,  4
Hampton  5
Hlirhlaml LiRht  2
Idaho  420
Ivanhoe  IMP
Jackson  87
Last Chance  40
Luckv Jim  ms
Mercury  14(1
Monitor  7fi»
Mountain Con  20
Meteor  52
Hansen  2
Ottawa  12fi
Pavne  44              2011
Queen Bess  204
Rambler  1448
Reco  153
Republic  70
Ruth..  761
Rio  «)
Red Fox  110
Rouse  20
sapph.re  5
Slocan Star  2132
Silver Glance...
Total tons  ian
Xov -.'-Crow fr, Pavne mt. F W Jarvls.
Dun Patch, Pour Mllo,.I TliillnK.
Prince Alert, Knur Mile, li Brandon.
Miner fr, Alamo llasln. JT Foley.
,l~-Horat-sh(pi', McOiiiirmi, Lizzie Penrose,
Hiizlett. Codv creek. V P O'Neill.
4—Homme fr, Puvne mt, J K James.
•s—Scranton, Mowieh llasln, J T Pole).
Nov 8-A O M.
ti-Ml kudo, Columlms,
2!t~UurlliiKton No.1,
Nov 18-Dum Dum fr, Nick McKUn to It T
TwlKir, Nov 11,
Oivnt Knide,), TImm U>in-r«ai- lo W DTIiomp
son. Oct S!i.
2.1 -Jack, I> Brandon to C Kloepper. Nov VI,
Aslilitud, alllduvit re ciuiwiier notion puhll
Nov .'H-—h' J) Kraellon, J. Thos Omcntn lo J
M HnrrtH. Nov 1-J, u'.V
Nov So- Kelso. Dalkeith.
Novt-Hprace tr.un Ktrhaiiiw lllll, II Cam-
Ui--Tlefr, HotdiiHoiicr**'k, W DMcOn«or ami
John Waier.
is-nipp fr. n f Hprlnirer, A C Smith.
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Krni *t, niinr. \imt-.
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17-Winter fr, lor two yw*.
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(iHiiru-Aii; ok iNranvKUKKra
Nov tt*- Fall* View Nu f, T»ni.ink N.i *.
Xiivv-l'iiri Hop... Mm Inlin Hiiv. Mr. M Mr
Cullmii nml II I. Klfe lo (', Sii.yil.-r. C Mt-M.-Urtl
oi.l li il Ia'.*, M«- mi I lunil, pun-linni i.rlr*
Muir M »t tlO.rtu '
S"..v J Cbsmi>l<m. Hnpphlrn ("hamiiloii fr
H«]ii|4t!rr fr. !**■ irtvrti l>v llif «wiwr« »<. \V A
Ii-t'ulifr, Palm* Antrrlimoii l<> tlrni Mcl'lirf.
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iS*j. Aiiiiii*fi<*u. U U *£ti4<.iii*H.9 itm*.
Vrmtiif lb»ir I it Hris-ht Mtfhf II* MlMfn*
I.I  k 1-1* .» II lllirk iiiLiTIUnt
14 -Nftttwii, Kr»m nml ll*i«lin. acrivmvnt tn
*<!| M Mnn hlfcin'. Iiilrr««( tlwr.-lii l.y lb*- |*iWk*
ti!inti>l»lntfi>r to W Tlii>mlln*Mi.
."o—^*/iti|rlil|yt, ftismplnn, Sapphire fr aid
Ctmmi^i'ii fr, i <4lce of «lw-rHT'« wk on N"V »J tt
(iiDiiiiii'iHif .Inlin Mi'Ltlrtilii ami It C Camplii'll-
rn-WVtmxntli aMilavIt ht fwhlUhor n* At
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t-.*,Uik|,ljiin-il,|Hi VrOt*l«r l«» J W"*H».
The Poplar Nugget made is appearance last Friday. In hie opening remarks Fditor Lowery says:
"As a rule we get into a camp before
the pianos and canary birds, but on
our arrival we found these things had
preceded us, in. addition to a large number of birds that are not canaries. The
camp is a little over one hundred days
old and has six hotels, live of which
aro producing every day, four stores, a
livery stable, a laundry, etc., and more
gold in the hills than we have ever got
close to since since we first planted a
set of stakes in the shadow of the grand
old mountaine of the Great West. No
church as yet parts the air with its tall
spire, and the only tiger we havo seen
in Poplar is so tame that even a tenderfoot could camp near hts claws and
never wink an optic.
"The Lardeati is wonderfully rich in
gold, especially around Poplar creek
Gold in some quantity can be found
upon every claim. The marvelous
showings upon tlie Lucky Jack and
other claims'would have set the world
on fire if discovered anywhere outside
of Kootenay. No sooner is the camp
discovered than we find knockers trying to tie the hands of those who are
making an effort to build np the country.
The claim jumper comes along with
his augur. The provincial mineralo
gist gets wise on the district from a car
window and blows cold air through the
coast press, while the C. P It. treats
Poplar all through the summer with the
coldest, kind of courtesy, and now that
winter faces the sturdy trail-blazer, it
threatens to tighten the cinch and stop
operating during a portion of the
snowy season.
—**Seei tig- th atHPopi a r-wns' i n*need*of ■'v
paper to make known its wonderful resources and fight for its rights we have
hoisted our flagon the banks of Poplar
creek, and painted upon it the immortal
words of Macbeth. The Nuitget is
small, but like the camp from which it
hails it will soon grow so large that all
the world can see it without straining
their eyesight.'
Since thenew flues and the 800-foot
smokestack have been in operation at
the Washoe smelter at Anaconda,
Mont., there is a decided change in the
color and variety of the smoke thRt
issues from the top of the stack, and
although all of the furnaces nt the
smelter have not been fired up as yet
the draft Is so great that it carries the
smoke to a distance of'200 feet after it
leaves the top of the stack, and then it
lloats away in the afr, instead of hanging to the ground as it formerly
did Tests have been made of the
smoke ns It conies from the stuck and
lines, and it is said not to contain any-
Ihiiisr of an injurious nature. The system was built with the iden of saving
all nf tho arsenic nnd sulphur that were
formerly curried Jiway with the Binoke,
and whU'h settled on "the lands of the
Deer taidye rant-hern.
President Diaz of Mexico, in his In hi
anil recent inesMge to congress, referring to the mutiny iu the republic, points
out that the iuduHtiy "coiititiucs to
|iros|i*r In spite nf the depreciation
and fluctuation of silver, which is
the mittlnit chief product." Dtir-
ing the last fiscal year 1,18.* title deeds
in miniim |iin|>t'iti«i» weie 1«.mi.'<1, hu-
bracing iil,!l!Ml hectares, which is an
increase ntMl title deeds unit 7SI<1 hectare* as compared with the previous
year. The president point* out that the
••xploitatlon of other ores than these
mnuinliii-r tfnli). silver, lead, copper
andiron is being undertaken, mention-
ir<K cobalt, nickel, tin, bUmuih anil antimony. IteferrinK to the latter mt'lal.
the message instances the trc.ttmeiit of
5,!tr»7 tons or ore yielding i,l*>'» mtm of
antimony fn the Wadely smelter «t
San Luis Potosi.
What will be the largest gokl mining
dredge in Canada, and perhaps on the
Pacific coast, is being constructed at
Lillooet for the lowa-Lillooet Gold Mining company at a coat of §80,500. Kor
this construction nine carloads of machinery were unloaded at Ashcroft
and drawn by wagon to Lilooet CA
miles. What is more, if the dredge now
under construction proves tiie success
its builders confidently anticipate, seven
more plants will be put in, and the
dredging industry along the Fraser
river will be the most important in
British Columbia. At present a dredge,
all nf steel, is lieintr built at Lytton.
which will be about the same A'/.i' ns
the one at Lillooet, and will cost $80-
000, and two others which are being repaired will beat work in Lvtton in the
spring. Jarnes i> mes, the managing
engineer of the lowa-Lillooet Gold
Mining company, has been testing in
one way and another the gravels on the
Fraser'river bed near Lillooet. Tbe
testing plant was small at first, then
cheap dredge was completed and he
convinced himself and his assocaites
that the right kind of a dredge would
make money He Btates that the lowest values he ever got in the river bed
were lli cents per cubic yi'i-d, and that
at 12 feet from the surface in the middle
of the stream an average of $1.87 was
obtained The quantity of gravel of
this character is unlimited. Mr. Amees
is at pres«>n in Vaucouvei on a business
trip aud in speaking of the operations
of the company, said "In March, 1903,
the contract for the building of the
dredge, which will be the largest in
Canada, was let by tho company to the
pany, of Peterboro, Ontario, and it is
now being built at Lillooet under the
supervision of Robert Hamilton for the
manufacturers, and myself for the Iowa-
I.lllooet Gold Mining company."
German papers report that au "alum
mountain" exists in China, which is
not ouiy noted as a natural phenomenon, but la also a source of wealth for
the people of its vicinity, for they take
riiiiually many tons of slum from it.
The mountain is said to linve a circumference at the base of not less
than ten miles nnd is newly
1,900 feet high. The alum is quarried
iu immense blocks, is then heated in
largo ovens, and afterward dissolved in
boiling water. From this liquid the
alum crystnllizes in layers of nbout half
a font in thickness, which are cut up in
in blocks of ten pounds each. The
Chinese use it mainly for purifying
water. '__
Dec. 2 Silver. WJg Lend, £11 ,'Jh1)<1
Dec. .'I Silver, bill U>iid, I'll 2s(Id
4 Silver, ooj Lend, I'll Ik.'Id
!i Silver, to'v Lead,
7 Silver, Wig Lend, til l».'ld
8 Silver, ft.'lg Lewi, lil 1 ls.'M
A   II.lllll   WmtKtNO   MONARCH.
'    King Chrifiimi of I^muafk   is;
* one of KurojM>'» mo*t hart! working
monarch*. He Ix-gins his daily
'UUm< Ai •Unit il o'clock in thc
!■ morning and keep* bury all day,
! destpitcf the fart that he ia a itorm-
g« ii»rian.
I*   Tim   .AH   ••HUROR*
t       T#H »* W9.li f%t.*iiiat, rSrW-mv.
*' l.i*ti. ii'ji iif 111.1!a* Ati't-tti
J       « t*9 thy tttilt t*. iwIt <u* tHntty,
I «lft#M(rtw« »tut tlk*«fa# *>99\.li/,
Arm't ttmit MW ya*A *Ul Owr-amf
The mine owners about Sandon are
no«' nwniiiiij» liu* advent of rn«r.'
miow to i'imbl<> tlu< ore to be rawhided
ili.wn from the different pro|«>rties that
nre working. There is now about Ax
hit In-* of know nu the ground at San
.Inn, but tlwve i*uot MUluU-ia Cor raw-
hilling At the Slocun Star ther* are
I AiMiiu #-/ met, employ oil at pliant, an.1
[ Aooip Te.ivly for *blj.ment as won as the
! tnow com-w     The prnaperta   for   tli*
i winter an* g<k»ll ai.>an«lon. at there, »iil
be a number ot th* projiertii'i in that
vicinity working atea'lily Al the Pavi**
*■»'.« 'inUlhiti   ht'tJ* 'i'tt9%'iftlt'H'   Ht Okfttltll     ml j
•jtlneoif bare ttttn gut in *btf« and;
are n»* *uc*:e«*fiitljr tr. *tlng wr«*. |
n.oAT. j
Plant It a bandw..m* annual, written,
mmpO.f unit lut'iti'It-l !.-. R T.'
Ijiwtty. It rontaiiH rnurh that »av.»r»
nt We In A)9 u;*\1 teil uAroo**' t.**,-;'-*, '•■
Mktiy tA i\,e AtMtle* me f-iri^i.v .; .iitM
th** price of tb* >»<w»i'. il i« «**nt in any {
a44r#-t* «ar-»'itt »4-*»'-<-Jj.f /,f f»i etiti*. Sk't.iI )
onteratoH T. Lowery. Xew Denver
or "Stisjon.
Sandon news Cropping
Bli»8 Citrman, tho poet, tells of a
youiiK friend of bin who wiw Keeking apartments* in Hoston'w minto-
erntic section, lKvon Hill. At one
house he was received by the landlady, It tfpiiisler of iliieeiliiiii nge
anil nggrehnive relintinent of manner. Awed to a great degree by
the lady'n man ner, the rat Her nervous young man Htainnu'red "And
would it be possible for me to *e-
eure aparttnentH in your houne,
Mra. Wank?" wheieii[»on the
ppinater held hei>elf«viMiH'night r
than before, and ri-pliel with
hnnghty n-proof: "Mis** lllaiik,
Mr! Mih«—fnnn t'hoici'!''
Discord and misery are eauxed
hy fain*1 or tinrontmlled ex predion.
We tntift control; our mind- mu-t
li» alert. We tntiKt livenp t«i the
recognition of out- unlive divinity.
We must Im- faithful to our manhood.   Thi* ii* not n mi't* matti-r
r*if t1t*1tn 1*   tr   ***,l1\i 9     tt    ** ..J...1.* *.    .
tlnei' \1 Win t*»«M nMn MViV.'ntnj.t-
of height*of happlne*« and mastery.
1-jteh man should lead in whim-
thing. Then* ia plenty of work
an«l plenty of   rewntreea   for all.
■I»        ,4*        tt,
k  .    '!'• .    kit*1! i -t *
The merchant who runs an advertisement in his homo jiajier for
one month and quits" di*>ati*fi«-d ia
a fir>t <-iiti-in to the man who u|ndi
•»#»fng tnlA flint,   boor irofibf   m.ilff
him fat *gm»<! to get  one bottle
.un! try it.
The be-er made by the Xew York
brewery in .Sandon is to ire found
in every camp in the district,
Skating and curling- are in full swing.
Bert Sharp left this week for the coast
Poker is showing signs of life in the
silver camp.
F. J. Donalson is making a big display of Xmas goods.
J I) Garde has moved his family to
Nelson for the winter
Sunday next the Rev Jas Turner will
hold services in the Methodist church.
Mrs Sharp left this week ou a trip
East, where she will spend the winter.
Miss M. Egan, left for Spokane this
week after spending a few aays in
Blake Wilson, manager of the P.
Burns Co , spent a few days in Sandon
this week.
Mrs R. Davis of Revelstoke is visiting her brother, Rev. It. J. Mclntyre,
this weok.
A carload of ore has been taken out
by the lessees of the Sovereign since
work was etarted a week or 10 days ago
R-hv. Jos. McNeil, of Kaslo. filled the
Presbvterian pulpit on Sunday, while
Rev. Mr. Brown presided OAer the services at Kaslo.
"406," the engine that ran awav on
the grade from Sandon to Three. Forks
st few months ago, has been rebuilt and
is back on the line. Trains are again
running on time.
T/T" SST^4,9\.,ZI.Vt4l
zirvt4tnt,-n n
I--_.fY.'a,..>i<a.l o *■ NTaI —
n-iii(ii ■ .-ovj    nv—1-,-ci
son on Monday to Miss E. Fletcher,
lie will co-operate with his brother
Ronald, who is extensively interested
in the mining business at Lardo.
Following are the officers of the newly
organized curling club of Sandon:
Hon. president, N. C. Cavanaugh; pros-
ident, Wm Bennett; manager, P. II.
Murphv; sec-treasurer, Wm Cliff, with
Win Lawon added as committeeman
The force at the Ivanhoe was laid off
this week, owing to the breaking ofthe
tram cable some days ago, and the
blocking of all workings with ore
It is expected new cable will be on
hand in a few days and work will proceed as usual.
The Sandon Ilnckev club Is receiving
the usual number of invitations to puck
parties from outside caiuiis. Sandon's
hockey team are more or lees notorious
not only for their good playing, but
for the good (iiace iu which they can
take a lickiiiL', and they are in con-
sidewible demand.
A decision was given at Seattle last
week in a murder ease that will lie of
interest to many Slocanilns who were
iicipiaiuted wiili Miclisel Bartlcit, au
old time packer in Sandon and Slocau
City. Bartlett was charged with murdering his wife a year ago la*t month.
Ihi admitted the deed, but proved exuviae provocation, and the jury acquitted him.
Coroner lingers came in from Kaslo
ou Tuesday He will bod an inquest
to prove the death of John l.avin. who
whs accidi'iitallv piiisniied iu the Imr
room of the Filbert two weeks ngo
Al Ihe time of the death Coroner lto«ers
did not think an inquest wan ne<-i'*<.Jii'y
and gave order-, for the burial ut the
bniiv, but In- hiIiiiii was not approved hy
som'oof th* citizens and an iiiquiM wn*
demanded of the attorney general with
the result that it was ordered l»v the
IMVenitiient A jury was impniiiieled
Tuesday «fti-niouii in the. Court II nine,
aud nine witnesses were examined. No
ilfveli'ipments of a startling nature were
j brought mit,and a verdict of ntriilenf.il
death  by carbolic acid  was returned.
! without placing Ihe hliime.
WAMT   Till:   TAX    l(K.I'F.Al.t:il.
The report of the British Columbia
(Rossland and Slocan) syndicate for
1902, presented at the meeting on
the 23d, states that the. Snowshoe
Oold and Copper Mines, Ltd , iu which
this syndicate is the largest shareholder,
has during the year been further extensively developed. Its development has
shown up large bodies ore, aiid duritur
the. year '20,000 tons have been shipped
to the local smelters. Additional machinery has been installed, and shipments upon an increased scale have
since been steadily maintained. The
directors have been considering how
best to develop some of the other properties, owned by the syndicate, or to
acquire interests capable of development
in such a manner as to yield substantial
profit, and in this connection considerable work has been done in various
directions, which it is hoped it may be
able to turn to profiitable account, as
was done in the case of the Snowshoe.
Many business pioposale, some industrial and some for railway construction
under government charters, have been
put before the directors and investigated, and one or two of theseare being
further looked into on the epot The
profit and loss account shows a balance
of £63, after writing off depreciation on
furniture, office expenses, directors'
and auditor's fees, etc. The reserve
fund consists of 79,000 shares iu the
Snowshoe Cold and Copper mines, Ltd.,
"itaTof the company is £106,000, and of
this amount at 8lst December last 90,
000 shares were issued Of ihese 70,6-18
shares were fully paid and 18,852 were
12 s. (>d. paid, leaving a balance of 10,-
000 shares unissued.
A   pt'tiiitHin   is being i iiciiliit.il  in
"aiiilon «>klug fnr Ihe repeal ..(  the #.".
I.*,*, *■'. !$.v:'.'.H'i'*'. #!;'•"■*'-». ^,5;.! ;j ',.i»
found thit this tfiT bs<* been * burner
t.i m-uiiiig iiinA »tttiiilimit fm the
lown ,-lU'l h;i> k.{4 UIHlit H „'o *■! l|..i,p-
nwny 1'* is a l«in^ nml' expcii-ow jump
frmn N'i'l-iiii tu Satidiiu, and iLcielieiu^
no tfi.wl show towns between these
iH.tlitn. it ba* been no|"i»tll.!.- tu iiehur
I l,l,.li i.ln.v Miniiln In   ,-1,..*-,.   il.lv-    ■    i,
', (mi* of tin* tan impti-ed.    'It* auditor
I iuiu <Mii* a uismg pnipuMUuii t*»t year
' aii<i -lu-, Htl'l the. tiiHUH^tuiflil .J.) itut
• feel itj«E'«.»e«| f,, mi-   the th'»W «;*.r     Tb»*
I show |*op|i» Were in«I»»|»*»***«l al«.'», arid
j au Saiiib'ii hai-nt had sny good sho«>.
According to the mining laws in foroe
m Cuba, the government cannot compel the iniiierK to operate their claims.
The owner is in possession of his mine
to perjtetuitv, and at his own will may
work it or not. The only cause of forfeiture entablisod by law- is the failure
tn pay the annual'taxes. Tbe applicants for mines can ask for one or several claims at the same time. A claim
(pertenencla) is 800 meters (981 feet)
long by 200 meters (iiu-i feet) wide (six
hectares, or 14 8 acres) except wheie
the mines aro coal, anthracite, lignite,
turf or bituinioiiH clays, when the per-
tenencia is f>00 meters (1,040 feet) long
and 1100 meters (!ht feet) wide lift hectares or 87 acres) The taxes to be
paid to the. government are f.'i yearly
per heclaie (2.171 acres; when the*tnine'i
are of precious slones or metalliferous
substances. In the other cases the tax
is |-J per hectare.
The printer'* boy  wuh   devoted
to the miiitater'n daughter, and *he
finally prevailed upon him to go to
church.        Whether   her     father
t knew of their coming is not   defin*
jetly nettled, hut there   in evidence
j that he did, for he gave out tin   bin
i text, ,'M>v daughter w  grievously
tormented with h devil."
I    The printer'*  boy   lias   been   a
j little afraid of churche* ever >ince,
i —Chicago I'out.
I'util the beginning of the eighteenth century, I.i. a* Ilfi'B'n'h nu-
; tioniil debt wn- never over s?.'!,*iOO,.
j 0(IO; .since then, by  icjimui  of   her
w;u>. *hc h.is gotten  well   beyond
thc $:i..Mmi.0oo.0<»o m;irk.    Wonder
if wnrn teallv pav.
,      'If wn* n- bad m*  tin* tunc   ihi-
i old t'uw died on."
'        "Aioi  tUtrtt kind of A   llllie   lmt\
■ that b.-?"
\     "One written in b<*eMliits I Mtp-
j     Oiiih* every fifteen year**  wc   get,
• real flow to Mai>, almont sjicnking
_ *t4f,9itt* i,  l~tttl,*'ti,,,,*t     ll kr    „,l,l*At,9
I iaii.x.AAi■-.    ',v;.lv. >,,%i x lit .;„,,, H,_
j .iif only  HI AHHiJylit)   mile*   hwny
tmm it,
Silt    irtttAl    sill-,    Irtl.HS,-'!.
Mrw. (taib-y-I rcaly initut have
HOtni* new Mocking?.
Mr. tJailcy -Why, you got w*v-
cr.il j.iir-* not   long   ngo.    What'*
ihe iiiAlh-T  v,,\\, liii-iuf
Mr*.  tJailcy—O! they're   really
llOt  fit  tO ><*• M•<•!»,
1» e 1 'm,n,l% llrtijf1 au-t   liru;   <y, ,
StX'-.n,  t-ay   strirt   attetitton   tn  tnsif
ofd'Js I
f lerm.tny "end* annually 1.10,000
>*,,,   i.i  i ■■        vi   >*w-,'i       »,   *, nmtK'-M    <  V**V'*b '-.* ,       *!,'
(KKt t«» 1-Vwn'f, .$,«»«» to   Knglnnd.
and -»,is«n to Kutsjjt.
tiik  niHM.  it«tr.*tiT.
Tl.'-'i i*.irlliii! m   t'i* « i* f.*v. (.. ..!»
Ur* i.nli (i.i t * ■ **•! .-*
f'.'n .'* *!* f ir1 ' 'I* fi.   ' ■   riiilit «n
-' ' Hif Lis \i ' full '■■• .;! !* \.t
W»«|j|R#1.*fi Hl»r,
J'. ,h Hol.i-gs|,;j ,v To., <if Xi-I-
son. carry the finest -luck of fnr-
nitutf in the country and do thc
ttmie of Kootenav. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., DECEMBER 10, 1903.
Eleventh Year
woTdeir, wen
"*». It.
The Ledge.
With which is umtilfjamiited the
S.wnux  l'AwniKAK,
I'liblishcl every Thtireil ly iu the richest silver-
lcml-r.inc camp on earth.
Li'k'al Hilvartlsinn 1" cents a nonpariel line
tlist iniertloii. and S pouts a line each subsequent
disi-rtiiiii. lte:ullnir notices 2"> cents a line, and
commercial advertising graded in prices according to circumstances.
Subscription, 92 a. year In advance or $2.50 If
not so.paid.
Certiticate of Improvement notices $7. Delinquent Co-owner notices *10.
Fellow Pilgrims: Tub Lkdok is located at
New Denver, B C, and Is traced to many parts
of the earth It ha9 never lieen raided by the
cherifT. sji'iwsllded by cheap silver, or subdued
hy the fear of man It works for the trail blazer
iv< wellastliebat'-windowud, cliampiiKtie-ilavored
C a pit nil/* It alms to bc on the rig-lit side of
everything, and believes that hell should he ad-
miiitstered to the wicked in large doses. It has
st-iod tiie tau of time, and an ever-Increasing
paystreak is proof that it is hotter to tell Untruth, even U' tlie heavens do occasionally hit
our smokestack.
One of the noblest works of creation is the mnn
who always pays the printer,- he is sure of a
bunk in paradise, with thornlcs roses for a pll-
low hv uiftlit, and nothing but gold to look at
by d".v.
Adifress all communications to-
New Denver, ll.C
V pencil cross in this square
i licates that* your siihscrip
ti >n is dun. and that the editor
wants mee a-rain to look at
your collateral.
man to act us second to the engineer. The new hiueliine forbids this.
Let a third man be added. Two
train dispatchers should be in
charge of each principal ollice, and
overtime work should be prohibited
bylaw in trainmen. Automatic
couplers and power brakes have
been made compulsory by law and
have served to lessen somewhat the
number of casualties, but there are
many other ways that a nation,
careful instead of reckless of the
lives of its people, should demand
which would stop the hideous
mannings and deaths at present unnecessarily permitted.
hunter in Eastern Arkansas, who
after wounding a bear was so overcome by the sufferings of the poor
animal, and its attempt to fill the
wound with leaves from the tree
where it had taken refuge, until it
fell to the ground that he decided
it would be the last bear hunt he
would ever engage in.
The following are some extracts
from the act relating to mutilated
Every person who in any way
defaces any Canadian or provincial
note or bank note, whether by
writing, drawing, printing or
stamping thereon, or by attaching
or affixing thereto, anything in the
nature or form of an advertisement,! drop   this big,   woolly caterpillar
The slender woman faced the
burly burglar's revolver without a
tremor of terror, for, as is well
known, the weakest are the bravest.
''Tell me where the money is
hid." he hissed, most truculently,
"or I'll fire!"
"Never!" she answered, determinedly, and with a marked accent on the "r." "Kill hie, if you
will, but I will never reveal the
hiding place of my husband's hard-
earned hoard! Villian, do your
"I will!" snarled the scoundrel,
baffled for the moment, but not
beaten.    "Tell uie instantly, or I'll
In this department attention was
called a little while ago to the fact
that Great Britain wns enjoying
such extraordinary prosperity that
it was thought that English workmen were better off than they had
-iMn^for^it^erav^entirriiesr-*- But
the climax of this material well-
being seems to have passed. Some
days ago thee was published a
quotation from the London Chamber of Commerce Journal showing
that for the first time since 1895
wages are declining in Great
Theyear 1900 seems to have
marked the heighth of British prosperity. In that year wages increased
no less than 830,000,000, whereas
last year they fell off about $8,000-
With declining wages there are
ascending prices, so that the English workman is losing both in
nominal wages and in tlieir pur-
cl a ng p< Wi*r.
The Hiriuinghjun Daily Mail says
that year by year the cost of provisions for a workman's family increases. Provisions are from 10
to 20 per cent dearer than they
were a year ago. Bacon, the great
staple of the English workman's
breakfast, is rapidly going up.
Butter is much higher than it was,
and sugar also. Canned fruits, too
tore higher.
Thin deplorable combination of
decreasing wages and increasing
prices is not likely to help forward
the movement toward putting England on a protective tariff basis,
nor is it encouraging for the itdvo-
eat s of an Imperial roHvi'tein. ft
is more likely to effectually sup-
pri'Hs those agitations for a long
The present condition will be
taken as one more proof that for
England, which muni live by transportation an<l uiauiifaetiiring for
foreign trade, the free trade policy
is the only possible one.
shall be liable to » penaly not ex
ceeding twenty dollars.
No tender of payment in money
in any gold, silver or copper coin
which has been defaced by stamping thereon any name or word,
whether such coin is or is not thereby diminished or lightened, shall
be legal tender.
No payment, whether in Dominion notes or bank notes shall
be made in bills_that„are„„torn^_or
partially defaced by excessive handling.
From this it can be readily seen
that no one can be compelled to
accept dirty bills in payment of
any debt.	
down your neck!"
In three minutes he had bagged
the boodle, and was splitting the
midnight darkness in a northeasterly direction.
Missouri   Demonstrator:
paper was a little late this
owing to an accident to our press.
When we started to run the edition
on Wednesday night, as usual, one
of the guy ropes gave way, allowing the gilderiluke to fall and break
as it struck the ilipperflopper.
This, of course, aa anyone who
knows any thing about a press will
readily understand, left the gang
plank with only the flip flap to
support it, which also dropped and
broke off the wapper choke. This
loosened tho fluking between the
ramrod and fihbcrHiiapper, which
also caused trouble. Tho report
that tho trouble was caused by
overindulgence in some intoxicating stimulants by ourselves is a
tissue of falsehoods, the peeled appearance of our right eye being
caused by our going into the. hatchway of the prens in onr anxiety to
start it, and pulling the coupling
pin after the sliiphung was broken,
wliich caused the dingus to rise up
and whelt uh in the optic. We
expect a brand new gilderiluke ou
this afternoon's train.
"Geraldine," said Tompkins to
the maiden who had just accepted
him, "this is, indeed, the supreme
morn erifrof-my-lifer-^Fhe-di vine-joy
of holding you in my arras as my
promised wife is far beyond any
earthly happiness I have ever
Geraldine nestled lovingly.
"I have had my share of this
world's pleasures," Tompkins continued,tenderly. "In this moment
they are all eclipsed. I have had
my share of this world's sorrows.
In the heavenly exaltation of your
love they are ail forgotten, With
you in my arms, my soul is beyond
reach of earthly trouble and translated sits serene."
Delieiously impulsive, Geraldine
clasped her arms about him and
pressed herself to his noble heart.
Then, oh, cruel fate! in the midst
of his exaltation the love light
faded front poor Tonipkin's eyes,
an withd a wild cry ho clutched at
his heart.
"Just my luck," he gasped,
weakly. "Confound it, Geraldine,
that last hug of yours completely
crushed two cigars in my vest
pocket—15 cents straight!"
The Arctic railroad from Lulea,
near the head of the Gulf of Bothnia, to Victoria Haven on the Atlantic, has crossed the mountains
between Sweden and Norway and is
now completed. For more than
fifteen years trains have been running to the iron mines at Gellivare,
forty-four miles miles north of the
arctic circle. As now extended
across the mountains, the road is
230 miles long and at its most
northern point is 130 miles within
the artic circle.
The sole reason for building the
line is the demand for the Gellivare
iron ore. Henceforth the ore has
been taken down to the Baltic for
shipment, but that inland sea is
frozen at Lulea seven or eight
months in the year, whereas at
Victoria Haven there is always
open water. Tbat being the case
it is expected ore will be shipped
every month in the year to tho furnaces of Germany and England.
Norway bore one-fourth and
Sweden three-fourths of the expense of building the line. It may
seem strange that the governments
should spend money to send iron
ore o«t of the country, instead of
taking steps so havo it converted
within, biit Sweden is without coal
deposits, and it is found cheaper
to export the ore and buy tho steel
than buy the coal and make the
steel in Sweden. Another great
mining center on this railroad will
be located at Kirunavaara, where
there is a deposit of from 250,000,-
000 to 300,000,000 tons of ore.
These Swedish ores are phosphorous ores and very hard to reduce.
The part of the railway that lies
in Norway has a temperate winter
climate, while every thing on the
east of the mountains is in the
grasp of frost. It takes a great
array of snow fences to protect the
While the government built the
road, it will now turn it over to
the company that owns the iron
mines. This company is to pay all
the running expenses and repairs
tnd turn over annually to the two
governments, a percentage ou the
amounts expendel ou the line.
The man comes home about an
Professor Lohnberg publishes in
the Vienna Clinical Review an
essay on cold in the^ head. He
states that the ordinary cold is no
individual complaint but only a
collective name or a kind of family
name for a large number of different complaints."
He says: "The attempt to discover a universal remedy against a
'cold' is just as absurd as to search
for a generally efficacious remedy
against headache.'' The particular
complaint of which the "cold" is
the symptom can only be ascertained by "careful examination of
the nasal cavit'et and neighboring
parts." Hence sufferers should be
circumspect in the use of remedies.
The professor says only that
which is true, but of which the mass
of mankind is ignorant. Colds are
of innumerable varieties, but the
most common one is that which isj
most persistently misunderstood.
It is attributed to anything but the
right cause, wliich is a microbe.
All its symptoms are those of a
highly infectious fever, aud the
public instead of blaming the microbe of infection and striving to
kill it, will persist in denouncing
draughts, wet feet,low temperature,
They exclude air, the enemy of
the microbe, from their rooms;
they supply a temperature iu which
it can multiply, and having become thoroughly inoculated by
breathing the germ-laden atmosphere, they find that a cold current
of air c liises them to shiver. The*
shivering to the ordinary mind decides the question of causation.
It is significant of every fever
that it begins with shivering, and
a "cold" is no exception.
Cold, wet feet, draughts, etc., are
at most only accessories. By putting a greater strain on the animal
economy they decrease its resistance
to microbial infection. "Colds"
are not known in the Arctic
When the devil was running for office,
The devil a monk would be
If elected; but when elected,
The devil a monk was he.
hour afteFWe~lifemM~liaW~been"
summoned to his residence. The
fire is out, but the front of the
house is decked with broken furniture, rumplod carpets, disarranged bedding, pieces of cracked
bric-a-brac and smashed pictures.
Surveying the scene for a moment,
he goes into the house, meeting his
wife in the hallway.
"I thought you weren't going
to clean house till next week," he
"Does your wife do much fancy
"Fancy work? She won't even
let a porous plaster come into the
house without crocheting a red border round it and running a yellow
ribbon through the holes."—Exchange.
NOW Is the time to huy your Xmas Presents
while the stock Is large. Our NEW GOOHS
have arrived and wo are sure you cannot fail
to find just what, you want among them. Our
supply of KINGS and 11KO0CHES is larger
than  over. Mall   orders   promptly  and
accurately attended to.
Patenaude   Bros.
Watchmakers and Jewelers.
Blue Prize, Henry Vane,
Columbus and Havana
Whip Cigars. Union
Goods, made by
Winnipeg, Man.
Represented by GEORGE HOKTON.
"Do you know whether there are
any fish in the lake or not?" asked
the summer guest of the landlord
as he returned after fire hours of
fishing without a bite.
"I wouldn't like to say," was
BueTeply:—— —-—-——
"Did you ever catch one?'
"No, sir."
"Ever hear of one being
"No. Last spring I drained the
lake and refilled it and put in one
fish. He may have lived or he
may have died. If living you can
catch him if you fish long enough.
If dead, you might as well sit on
the veranda and cuss about the
beds and the table. Thats' all;
rates $2.50 per day and scenery
thrown in.
LINKS   ON   A   TIlliK.
I'm (.'Ind I'm not that poor old tree;
Ii'h Ktaiidltnr nil the .lime—Jum ww.
And when it ivmh, It has to bunk
Upon a hard old wooden trunk.
—Yale Record.
P. O. BOX 185
We do it promptly.
~We~dcQ FrlglTtr
Do   you    know    your
watch should be cleaned
if not done duriug the
last 18 months.
C. V H Time Inspector.
A. .MCOBSON, Proprietor
When you arc wcklnur HraMnRS hotel acojin-
niodatUms you will lind tl
I them Hi till' house.
Gold* t .751 Gold and Sliver..H i'i*
Lead... 'll* I Gold.iillv'r.eopp'r l.ftn
SftiitpleHby mall receive prompt attention.
Gold and Silver Refined and Bought
178ft Am] thou "'..   Ilniviir, Colo,
Here are word* of wisdom from
the Catholic Mirror, of special import to young men who feel a Stirling of political impulses. "The
desire for feeding at the public crib
in awakened in thomuturiH, very
often, it is true, by wlf-Kceking
politician**, who, by appealing tu
self-interi'st, gather to their support
American Medicine:     We have
More stated our belief that  noli the very deaintble cohorts of young
.inly are wriilrnti at   wn nml  on J mcnf AiWnyti nn imjiortJtitt factor in
railways caummI by temporary
working ovcitime, overfatigue, ill-
new airi'li-HHiicHK, etc., but that
tlmwe. thing;* me.  al*<>  due   to mlil
ntto •*?!•• uvib nur nlttovf 'lint imwt
iMrni>ntMii'ft| man," im often civen'^,,^
an an excuse, when, in fact.? it im
precisely the fault. Age ami long
bearing of re.«|»on*ihility blunt* tin*
senweH and mental alertness which
the carrying of election)*'. ProuiiM 8
are given, which, like pie criiht,
are made to Im- broken. Hut the
evil im Anne.    The greed for «poil*
^ Diamond^
"Diamond Hall"—Rvrie
Bros.*—Toronto, is one of
the lurgest retail jewelry
stores in the world.
Firum In maKnilirrnl »tcvl« of Oin-
inoinU, Jrwrlry, Silvi-rnnrt1.1.i-allu-r
1>IH<.U. i-l... you ii.j) < lc-. I »ilh
■rutrtntenl Mti»(*»Uu>ti at j,,,itr
A request will bring to your
door—free of cost—our
handsomely illustrated new
catalogue. Ready for delivery Nov. 15th,
The gr*nt magnitude of our
business permits of our selling at money-Having prices.
,11 i : ,\
■■ ■ ■   t*
%w\ \\\o
ticed by the attention of a higher
-alary than h'e* own ability and
worth would immediately net hltn.
The future is left out of  the   cal-
Wt return your m.<n»y in lull «iih.
oui qtinttiiHi il on r.v.i|>l ,*l arlitlii
BYRIE nnos.
I in. uu, 1 a ,.mi ia*
Have you your
Stoves forWin ter?
Wi'tn-lrv nil «!/.•• of I he l>f>l liiiiki-*
.>! <'.«t »>*»! if n»I I t)r%\it*.. Tin-j.- nr.'
iimki-M nt Iimi mul »»vir» ot'fml.
Kindness is not in word so much as in deed.
Lowell says: "Not failure, but low aim is crime."
Character is power. You will never have it if
you do not cultivate it.
We are measured by what we strive to be, not
by what we are.
Lou mom like It Iii every luti«.  Hen.t for tlio Addre8B«—    MoMHNTS,
I'lihlUlimlemit month hy It. M. WALKKH.
The Sandon
Tli« I'iuiiei-r IlnvM1 of the MllvirClly. Imum- In ihiilmmUnf
(iKnitUK n.AHKK, who will !«• pl.-uM-d n. in,-.,t nM frleudx
Hint now.   Kvury tlilnii dun- to liiitk* our pMruin comfort ithln.
V titfti frill,   Ul   'lit'i   iit.'itVt'it, "Ul   'it'tii'i    it:.'**
down*, reverses nnd diw»ppolnt-
ini'nt*s whieh become* thc lot of
the Hinall-fry politician, i* glowed
ONK   IIKAU   llt'.VI.
pilot*, captain*, engineer*, etc.,
should Ih* pensioned or transferred
to other jMwitioiiH at a certain ago,
Im'voiicI which it in ut>.«nfc to en-
trust them with the Imzrinlous t<-
«p<)U"HiifUi'.,n. It lia-j I'inp; hciTi
recognized that two pilot* must Im>
Oil dutv,  iu lU« wlni'IlkjIUiMwuf teiiy
limit*, etc., and why .-.hotild not {the Sew Orleans Time*-Democrat,
two engineer* I* on duty on every{ which, referring t<» the bear hunt
jaswMiger locomotive? The old of the RixuwvcK party in Mif<*i*-
ntylc of engine permitted the  fire-' nippi, given the experience of an old
Bonn' one. wild* um aitiUin^ fiom
Steamship Tickets
Tn ami Irom l'Uin>i*'tin pulnu* via I'mmiM*!)
" it*.   At»|4y Pw aaitnit iU«m,
r*it9,iktott atiil lull itiitwtwitat*, in atiy {', V.
■mil toitmtiwn Bn#».
Uf. mqtnt tt-
n. n (lAiuiKTT,
C. I", II Agatti, Ht*w l*tiv»r.
V i:eimt9lbt%ti-* s.A«rt... wiaeiewr
man orders
Wo give all mail ordera our
prompt and careful attention
We solicit yours for Pre-
HcnpnouH oi «U kind**,
Kodak*, camera» and Photo
School books
And mipplicH. Blank Hook*,
Lie tie i lUnik* and Ollice
Stationery, Wall Paper, etc.
Of the Miner's Union Block
tin- onlv hnll,ln tli* rlty nultalil* for Thi-
ntrtful  IVrfrirmnnri-c, tVnimti, Tuiiw* mul
other iiulillr 1 liliTlniiiim-iibi,
Vor Ixohlnif*. writ* or wlr»—
H«cr*t*nt H»ixt"n Ulner* IjuUmv
*&1 Interior view.  K««ltiiKCa|*iUy ". Mi*?
crii •mui' nvv!l-M>cc»; furiim-e hcat»»l Ihronthoul: ixipuUtlon toitrtwfrnm, I Am.
Job Printing
Tlu assays hiffh in artistic merit, quickly
done at New Denver's printing emporium—
THE LEDOE Eleventh Year
A Jaguar Special
Strange affairs happen upon the
solitary railroad of Spanish Honduras. Hold-ups, collisions and
runaway trains are of frequent occurrence on its fifty miles of length,
but its most extraordinary incident
was that in which George Powers
took part.
It was in the "dry season,"
when the banaua plants were
weighted with their bunches of
green fruit, ready for cutting.
i'One day' 't—as Powers tells the
story—"the fruit steamer Breakwater was anchored unexpectedly
in the offing of our Carribean Sea
harbor of Porto Cortez. Soon, at
her agent's orders, there was hoisted at her masthead the signal indicating 'Fruit, ready for a quick
cargo.' And when the ship had
reached the dock a fruit train was
being made up.
"Then we learned that the
Breakwater was expected to sail
for New Orleans with a cargo of
bananas early the next moruiug.
Extraordinary efforts must be made
to load her with a suitable ship-,
ment within a day's time. To
hurry was decidedly uutropical,
but tho bons given by the railroad
officials was as oil to lubricate the
machinery of the 'transportation
department,' and I was handed
these orders:
" 'Engineer Powers will take
engine No. 13, with 18 platform
cars, and proceed with best speed
to La Pi mien ta; load cargo of
bananas; return to San Pedro; load
fruit there. Report at this office
after the run, and not later
than 10 p. m. today.
(Sgd.) " 'Colville, Supt. of Trans.'
"Such an order meant 'hurry.'
My fireman oiled 13, the only locomotive available, aud the yards-
men made up the train. By noon
we were started. There was work
enough ahead to keep us all out of
mischief for the next ten hours. To
cover a round trip of one hundred
miles, load eighteen cars with
bananas, aud pull them into Porto
Cortez within ten hours would be
tlie record speed upon the
Honduras railroad.
"So old 13, with throttle wide
open, was soon puffing up the rough
accustomed pace. The telegraph
line was equally busy, and when
we ran past San Pedro the ox-cars
were already unloading their nine
and ten-hand bunches alongside the
track in readiness for our return.
Between four and five o'clock we
whistled for La Pi mien ta, the terminus,
"There the station agent had a
gang of 'loaders' ready, and before
the train had quite stopped the
green bunches wero being passed to
the loaders in the cars. In an incredibly short space of  time   the
heavy load; and all the time my
fireman fed the sticks of soft pine
to our roaring fire-box, for we
should need a good head of steam to
get back to San Pedro in season.
The agent sarcastically asked me,
'Is the engine good for the heavy
pull without a breakdown?' and I
replied, 'Number 13 is about to
surprise everybody by a record trip.'
And so we did, both because of and
in spite of an unprecedented adventure.
"At six o'clock we had loaded
all the fruit in sight and, whistling
for open brakes, we started for San
Pedro. The down grade hei ped us
materially. In less than an hour
we had covered the distance and
were taking the fruit aboard from
our last stop.
Delay began here. There were
few men to load the fruit and the
handling of it was ■>* slow; every
bunch was thoroughly inspected by
the loaders lest they should grasp
tarantulas crawling among the
bauanas. But at eight o'clock the
train was loaded. The pitch pine
headlight was lighted, the throttle
opened, and the whistle shrieking
its farewell to San Pedro.
"Two hours only were left in
which to make the run in schedule
time over thirty-five miles of roll" ng
country and with a weight of
eighteen heavily loaded cars. The
'passenger,' with her light freight,
was allowed four houvs for the
same run. The darkness was intense, and the vibration of the
train soon became so great that the
headlight was -shaken into a mere
sputtering, and at a lurch went out.
The front of the engine became the
limit of my vision.
"The white mile-markers werr
passing so quickly that my fireman
lost his count, and we could not
tell where we were. But No. 13
was doing her best. Not a valve
had blown out nor a rod broken.
Our clattering over the track was
varied only by the frantic squealing of a fine, fat pig, sent by the
agent at La Pimienta to the captain of the Breakwater as a delicacy for his table. Piggy continually squealed from its berth in an
open freight car.
 LtIn,one,place.a„large limb ex-
tended from a tree out over the
track, just high enough to clear the
stacks of tho passing engines. The
pig seemed to scream more loudly
than before, and we heard a new
" 'What was that?' asked my
startled fireman. 'Did you hear
that crash?'
" 'Oh, never mind! Give me
more steam,' I replied, for I knew
we must bo nearing a steep grade.
I blew the signal to release the
brakes, but without avail.
"In a minute we struck tho hill.
bananas rose, tier upon tier, to a j It was a hard ono to  climb, and
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The lH*t and cheapest iiuaIh in tho country are to Ui
found in thc dining room. The hou**e i« mn on *o*m*i\i*o\-
itan principle*, and the prospeetor with his pock on his
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tho hank. Every guest receive** the beat uare nnd protection.
The liquor* are the best in the Blocan, nnd the hotel has
long Iteen noted for it* li-h ayd game dinner.".
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the engine puffed so loudly that I
did not notice the cessation of the
pig's squeals. Slowly but surely
we were coming to a standstill.
The brakes still seemed set. I
again blew the signal for their release, but the train came to an irresolute stop, although making herculean efforts to keep going.
"The incline had but begun. To
start the train was impossible.
"I lighted a pine torch, swung
from the cab to ascertain the situation, and had passed several cars
when the most terrible yells echoed
through the forest. The men from
the rear of the train vere shouting
at me. It was impossible for me
to distinguish what they said because of the yells which were rising
apparently between me and them.
These did not alarm me much, for
the creature seemed like a wild
cat, a reckless, but not dangerous,
night prowler. So 0.1 I walked toward the rear of the train.
"Approaching the trainmen, I
heard them shout 'look out ior the
jaguar, Powers.'
"Now, no wild creature is more
dangerous to man by night than a
jaguar. I halted and started. I
could now see the glaring eyes of
the fierce brute as he pawed the
lifeless pig. These eyes followed
me with such hostile inteat that I
hastened back to the cab for the
fireman and my Winchester.
"Of course, one of us had to stay
with the engine, so I left my fireman iu charge and returned alone,
with torch in hand and rifle ready.
The trainmen came toward me
from around the rear of the train.
They told me that the jaguar must
have been crouching on the overspreading limb, and having heard
the squeals of the pig, must have
leaped recklessly into the passing
train for his prey. The trainmen
had discovered him when they
started to answer my signal of
'brakesoff.' They were in the r^ar
car and the jaguar was in the next
one, aud they could not pass over
the train to release the brakes.
The eighteen loaded cars, most of
them having tightened bakes, had
stopped No. 13 on the incline.
"I must either give up hope of
getting to the port in time for loading the Breakwater, or else must
kill or drive awry the jaguar. The
fire of his eyes was intensified by
the flickering light of the torch. It
"was"not"a-pleasant— grimace—when*
the brute suggestively wiped his
lips and tongue with those huge
"The engine gave '*• sudden lurch.
My fireman must havo been meddling. It threw the animal from
his balance. His tail lashed.
Handing the torch to a man I
raised my Winchester. The beast
glared ferociously, and measured
with Iub eye the distance to the
ground. Some of the men ran.
As the animal seemed about to
jump, I took hasty aim and pulled
the trigger. Apparently the jaguar was unharmed, but he had
changed his opinion about tin.
jump, and calmly trotted along the
hunches of bananas toward the engine. I aimed at him again and
pulled the trigger. Then I remembered thnt the only cartridge in
the Winchester was the one I had
"I shouted to the fireman, hut
before I could make him understand
the cowardly fellow jumped from
tho cab and scampered into the
forest. Luckily there was no other
jaguar awaiting him.
"I went toward the cab expecting to find the jaguar in possession,
and determined to club him out
with the butt of my gun, but he
was not in the call. I blew 'brakes
oft',' and casually looked around.
On the lloor of the tender, among
the wood and casks of water,
stretched out at full length, and
apparently crouching for a spring.
I paw thc jaguar. I jumped from
ihe engine. The thought of the
fireman's cowardice did not then
amuse me. Ah fast ns possible I
ran toward the rear of the train.
"Ten o'clock was approaching.
The ship eoiild not receive her fruit
unless, we started luiiiici|iiit<>ly. In
my ha*t<- I had left the \'Ab> iu tin*
cab. Now I took a crowbar which
[<»i!c of tin1 hraki'iiH'ii handed me
j Hut the plan for which I Imped
most was his suggestion tin I I
."hould climb upon the t'liginc from
the front of the cub and then reach
in to open the steam valve in tin*
chance that the encajie of the hissing Me.Mll ttuillil lligfili'il tm-tm un
(11 iim puuiii ul uitm^ mnn llu:
"I ujtf-ned .he \n\xe—the jjft^Mwr
never move:!.
"I then r<"a«'he<l a h<>avv iron
wrench and threw it at the i*>ct*i
with all my *tc*ngth. It *truckI
him upon tlie head, hut he did not
atir. I v,m si hi tied. Climbing to
the fancied security of the top
of the cah, I poked him uith a
long-handled rod; hut I here wn- no
i»ltjn of life.
''After a flow watch I dei-ivndfd
fo the floor of th* cah and opened
the fnrnai« door to have* mon -H^hi.
\d\    "Ihe jaguar «a»tltt»d.   There
was a hole through his head caused
by the lucky shot from my Winchester. He had walked to the
tender in a daze and died there.
"I blew the whistle vigorously.
It was a welcome sound to the
trainmen. The brakes were speedily released. The fireman came
scrambling back; I opened the
throttle, and slowly the train went
up the incline toward Porto Cortez.
"At a little after ten o'clock
that night the whistling of No. 13,
approaching with her load of ba-j
nanas, summoned the crew of the
Breakwater, whose captain congratulated the officials of the Honduras railroad on the remarkable
expedition of their fruit service.
But when he saw the nine feet of
jaguar stretched out in my tender
and heard the story of the difficu!-
ties of the. run, he remarked that
the railroad officials should pass a
vote of thanks to me upon the success of the record trip of the road."
—Paul Revere Billiard in Youth's
The People's Tavern,  where a
man can have rest, a cup of tea or
coffee, and a smoke if he pleases,
without intoxicants, is a good idea.
Seme years ago coffee houses were
established, with the object of rivaling the saloous,  but they became
simply rivals of  the restaurants.
The saloon is   used   largely  as a
club, by men who   have no other
facilities for meeting friends.     It
gives them freedom,  jollity,  comfort, and a certain amount of privacy.    The coffee tavern   ought to
do the same.   There should be no
needless  restriction,   no meddling
with the customer.    "Shall I be at
ease in mine inn?" should be the
motto   of  the  place.       Smoking
should be allowed, at least in certain parts of'the tavern.     There
should be big fire   places   for the
winter and cool retreats for the
summer. The furniture and fittings
and.the tea and coffee equipment
should be not only neat but tasteful.    Leather chairs, not penitent
benches, should be provided.     A
certain number  of  small private
apartments would add to the attractions of the place. These things
may cost money, but if you set out
to rival the saloonkeepers you must
do what they do, and more.
"There is no jesting with edge
tools," yet the colored man's razor
has often been made the subject of
a joke.
To gain a woman's everlasting
scorn, step on her train. You may
walk all over her corns in a waltz,
but those furbelows are forbidden
The small boy who has a sweater
made from a gunny sack, a pair of
trousers from Uncle Bill's old one's,
a stone bruise and a five-cent straw
hat is often happier than a Chauncey Depew with fifty pairs of pantaloons.
Clothing made in sweatshops
may be as cool as any to the person,
but no man can with impunity
wear out human lives witlr his
conscience burning.
Dress robs the flour barrel, dampers the furnace, cheapens the furniture back, ofthe parlor and makes
hypocrites of those who belong to
our codfish aristocracy.
The Harvey, Iowa, News says a
certain citizen of that town believes
his sou would make a good policeman for the reason that he can
never find him when he wants him.
"Better a bad excuse than none
at all"—that's what the small boy
rather thought when he told his
mother he got his shirt on "wrong
side out" climbing the garden
In marrying choose a girl who
is fond of cracker-jack. It follows
that she has good digestive powers
that her teeth are her own and
that she can be kept at moderate
cost.—Western Publisher.
The hair and beard of Walter
Craig of Cadiz., O., who is 35 years
of age, and which has been snowy
white several years, is rapidly turning black again.
Rooney—Where did ye git the
black eye, Moike? Clancy—Why,
Tim Dolan's just back from his
honey-moon—an' 'twas me advised
Tim t' git married.
Last yea" from Medicine Hat 11,-
452 head of cattle were exported,
the greatest number so far in the
history of the town; 3020 head of
horses were exported, the greatest
number in the history of the town,
and 0319 sheep were shipped out,
establishing another record. No
wonder the Hat is proud of  itself.
$5 worm
One Dollar
Address- E.   GALLOWAY,
Tho Old Hookstorc. Vancouver, B. C.
The best Tonsorial Establishment in
the Slocan.
Balmoral Bldg, Main St., Sandon
The Strathcona
lU'i'o Avis,
MiiiuiluK linen thu uii'iil llriMiml ;il"uy« i.i|«-ii.
iilulit mul day. Cull In whi-ii ymi itiiko tlm
silvtrCtiy nml Kit » iill<r.
Weal Ticket, $5.50 for $5.00
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IlltICK BliOCK       Xkw DKNVKIi
iaiwif*r..! iio-rx MALI.
Is the leading hotel in Southern British Columbia.
It has ample accommodation for a large number of
guests, and the ideal position it occupies appeals
equally to any traveler as well as the tourist.
Drummers will find large sample roouis and all the
conveniences of the modern hotel.
B. TOMPKINS, Manager^
A visit to our TAILORING EMPORIUM will give you an idea of
prevailing styles for FALL and WINTE15 Clothing. New line of
Suitings to select from.    Leave your order now for a Christmas Suit.
J. R. Cameron, Reco
Ave, Sandon,B.C.
Filbert Hotel
BKNNHTT K Ml'KI'IIY,  Proprietor*
The Filbert is now the best hotel in the Sloean.     The Dining Room i*
conducted on strictly first-class principle*.   The rooms are
large, comfortable and properly tnken care of.
El.WTUIC   LllillT,   llnr
AlU,   MolUCUN   Pl.t MIUMi,   KviltVTIIIMi
We Set the Best Meal in Sandon
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Sandon and Elsewhere
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\m Nitiftfnd with a not her
"fi!." He Ita* llw *Hlr,*h
fit; hi* elotlicM look well,
they wear well, and feel
F. F. Uebscher,
Slhtrtan't P»m Tailor
j In every inining ciiinp in Kiniteniij, thin ^nat company of Meat
I dealers li I* e.-Mblislicd a inline that will li\<- as lung as the mum- ofthe
j Slocan. lu Sandon, Miucigcr «• 11-1 y is ever on the alert lo t-uppiv tin-
i lust meat* oliliiiuiblc Vou will iilwn\> lind the hc*i l-'rrsh ami Salt
j Mnits: Salt, 1'nsb ainl Suioked l-'i-h; Ham, ll ic-h, Sau-agcs am! I Ml A.
And when you w.mt I'liulliy in   M.t-on,   or  del   like  having n A7h <-1
j hiop n word over the '(thone to "', Sandon."
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Barr &
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hnnMt T»l»»'«
i»rti*-    *l-.iti.!"»*w«<H
K«-pilttn* K*»'*»llj 'li--*i.f
Are the leading l'luinl*-!* «>f
U'liu t.i them vJicu at*.•.fliii;;;
Puriey Ward.       Sandon.
Mirt*f»' *•*■•■*"* .i »!"■* •-**') -
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\ mo uiiver.
i   -.mi! !•? 5>?
Eleventh Year
Just tho thing for chopping
mince meat, fruit, nuts, etc.
No more trouble with tough
beefste iks—the ohopper will
fix 'em In short order.
Layer Raisins Xuts, Oranges, lemons, etc.   Biff Stocl: of .Jsiii Oranges.
Naw Denver, B. C.
Over Wallace-Miller block. Baker
St., Nelson. Special yearly contracts for Pressing, Repairing and
Cleaning. Goods called for and
delivered weekly. Tents and awnings made to order.
General Draying: Mining Sup
plies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.
Coal & Wood for Sale
Saddle Horses and Pack \.i:r.«tis.
Feed Stables at New Denver.
It is always interesting to know
what our neighbors are doing, and
in matters of such great importance
as fighting the common enemy of
mankind—tuberculosis-the actions
of our transatlantic neighbors are
of especial interest and may stimulate onr own activity. It appears
that in Russia they are taking a
very sensible view of the situation,
and instead of fighting the tubercle
baccilli, they are fighting the
disease with a fair promise of accomplishing more good in the end.
There are no "anti-spitting, ""'anti-
shaking," -'anti-kissing," andJ
other consumptive laws there, but
the idea of sanatorium treatment of
the tubercular has taken deep root,
and promises to bring forth fruit
in the near future. Already a
number of active societies for the
prevention of tuberculosis, with the
sanatorium as the central idea, have
sprung up in the central part of the
empire. These societies have been
brought to life maiuly by the efforts of physicians with the active
co-oparation of intelligent laymen.
The Kieff Society for the Prevention of Tuberculosis in the south,
composed of lay and professional
members, proposes to fight tuberculosis by education of the masses,
Fifty Years Ihe Standard
Improves ths flavor and adds to
ths hsalthfulnsss of ths food.
[Oondensi'd mlvcrtlsements, such as For Sale
W Anted, Loyt. Strayed, Stolen, Ulrtlis, Deaths,
MarrluKus, Personal, Hotels,Lewi,.MeilU-al.eto,.
awlimertiKl when not exoeodinif it) words for
Meeiitieiu'li Insertion, Each five wonts or less
iver *• words are live cents additional.!
I mid American plan. Meals, t;, cents. Room*
'.P*1'- l' ui; tu *1. only white help ciiii.loy«Hi.
AOtlilnir yellow ahout the nliicn except the oold
in the -nfe. MALONE & TUKtilLLUS.
VI AIMIK.V HOUSK, NKI.SOX, is i-oiitrully
».TJ    located and III by electricity .   It is head
Wrtwri. for tourist* and old timer*   Miners or
'..  1,l;'."!,,l.r.<"'. ftr" «l«»itl.v  welcome.        TIIOK
U A DDKS. Proprietor.
rpiIK ItOVAI. IIOTKI., Xi-km.m
■***- tlieeicclleiicouf ItacuUliie. SOL
mtwl for
li the best *1 a day hotel In XcU
whim help employed,
O    W.
the Clark
•on.   Only
TMIK   KXCMANOK, In KASI.ll. has plenty
*■, '" **ry r,mm*. and H liar ivptete with tonics
• ml bracers ol many kinds.
J    forSloi-an |K'upl« to Hint
is lust, the
wlmn dry
nr In
inun-.li uf a dowuy couch
Meetings In the Union Hall every Friday evening at 7:S0 VMtiiiir brethren cordially luvlu-d
to Htti nd. Dan IIuiii.ky, Noble Urand; J. E.
Luvkkino, Vice Urand; Jab, H. Thomikon.
HcirularCommiiiiiciitt.nl held tbe ih-st Thursday in each month in Masonic Hall at 8 p. m.
Sojourning brethren are cordially Invited to attend    .Iami.h M   lUieroN, Secrcta v.
NO. 07,  W. F  M.
Meet* every SATURDAY evenliiK at 7:80, In
as well as by the establishment of
sanatoria. The projected sanatorium is to cost 150,000 to 200,000
rubles, ($75,000 to $100,000) and
already a single bequest of 70,000
rubles has been received. A similar society exists in Urjeff, with
Professor Diego as its president.
In Warsaw a sanatorium is being
•stakMished by the Hygenic society,
and contributions to the sum of 60,-
000 rubles have already been received. In Odessa, under the leadership of a woman physician, a
noeiety of intelligent men has been
organized for the purpose of disseminating information concerning
tuberculosis by means of popular
treatises, lectures, etc. Great activity in this direction is also
skown by the Charkoff Medical society, and even in Siberia and other
parts of the east. In Moscow the
establishment of a sanatorium by a
eity is iu progress, and a single donation of 200,000 rubles has been
made towards the project. Besides,
in the nearby county of Brouitsk,
a sanatorium is to be established
shortly with funds contributed by
Chrapulouil (100,000 to 150,000
rubles). A number of sanatoria
are already in successful operation
in Ialta, Finland, St. Petersburg,
aud other places, aud many others
are being projected. We can only
point to this activity as a worthy
The people who underestimate the
worth of a newspaper are usually
the ones who never contribute either
financially or morally toward making it better, and the most virulent
objector to its crimes of commission
or omission are those who are
either on the complimentary list or
purloin their information from the
papers ptiid for by others. Preachers denounce an editor whose ouly
crime has been iu speaking favorably of these self-same chosen ones,
but they never have a word of ei.-
couragementto oiler when the devil's ways of winning recruits are
attacked. The business man who
never advertises and is hardly
known or heard of outside his narrow conflnes will curse the printer
whenever his competitor's name if*
mentioned in a business way. But
deprive these narrow-minded indi
We have the most
complete line evey put
upon our shelves. Wo
simply have EVERYTHING needed in the
kitchen and on the
Hotel Supplies a Specialty, and If you want to put a pantry in your Lodge Room, we
can tit you out with what you need.     Replenish your home pantry now.       You will need more
dishes for Christmas,-won'tyou?
Wo  K^9 n^fpilWa Sandcii and Vernon.
Love   in   Nelson.
This picture represents a nightly
scene in Nelson and shows that the
old story is ever new. The young
man is happy because his best girl
fans the delicately perfumed atmosphere, while he sits serenely, well
knowing that his immaculate shirt
bosom was done up at the
Kootenaj Steam Laundry
and will not >reak even if the situation be.ome   critical.
parasitic and non-producing element into the town that eats into
public economy like a scab. If we
had to support a ■ n aay orphans
and widows we would beef like
Russell Sage at a one-mill tax.
Baseball professionals emanate generally from Peroxide street and die
on the United States pension roll.
If craps and penny-ante and baseball were abolished the fans would
be eating grass along the roadside.
—Appleton, Minn., Press.
Uncle Timrod Tarpy—Confound
these here good times, says I!
Bizuiz is so brisk that it's got so's
a feller can't securely drop into
Hi Price's store no more to hev a
game o' checkers with him
and play no more than a
couple o' hours at a stretch, without
three or four people coming iu and
wan tin'Hi to put down the board
and wait on 'em for something that
like as not —b'heck—they could
git jist ns well the next day, if they
only thought so.
Sandon Lodge No, 24,
K. OF P.
Meet*, every Wednesday evening at K o'clock
in the ('ytbliui C'lHtlc Hall, Sainton Knjituriiitiu
liretlin-ti will receive a I'ythtiin welcome. It,
II. (ioKIXIM. CO.    Al.l'HKli J. Ham.. K. H. & N.
I   (i.   MKM'IX,
•'•   K«|i.rt '""
ur . .-    MatiU'aciiiriiiir  -lewrtl-r.
.   . i..  -        Watch Itj|.»|ier. Diamond Heifrr.
»ml Kmrr-iviT Vmiiifii'tiiivii rii-ilm. l.*,.'U**t'
•uidltitiir* Workimjimliip iniaraiitci-il equal in
•nrlnUiuil*. Order* by in.ilNollclicd Ilov
tin. H.uidoii.
Wholeaalo  Merchants.
rrult, Ncltin, II. O.
•J   vl
N   Mcl.ATCIIIK,   Dominion am)  l'n-
vlnclal Land Surveyor,  X«l*>n, II, C
A     II  HKVLANI), Kiijniieor anil Provincial
Land Surveyor,   KASLO
t»   I., OHMtTIK, •„ I..
T .   Hcltor. Votary Public.
It., Ilirrl«!*f.r, Ht9
Vim-iiinif, II <!
Ml. flRIMMRTT. L. I.. »., Barrltttr.
9*1*)<•*, tu%f* ti son ttawrttanif WuiAiy.
Innuranoa S* WVmtt-l XCotat©
]«»f«»Mf»«»*, mTinvi.i, * on.   Flic
I     iMnniirn Airtnf*.    O^lori In l(«*| R.ui*
Minim, I'li.iiiriliiB.
m*« f->r Kilt
liiiimiM In mm. mul Town
IUH. Thcmo»tcomiil«t#
♦n the Continent of North A mcrl-
ti minuted mld»t *rvu*ry un*
rivalled for Omiiilnir Itnallnir
fUblna- and Ksrur*i»n* to the taany i.Tmutif
lnt«ire«t. Ttt|i>irra|itilc iniiiuiuniciiilon with all
oart* of the world: two nuIN arrtv* and di i«rt
*t*ry Aay. tin Imihc* curn nil nervous and
-nutt-ular dbwan.*: Ha **il*t» hnl all Klilnnv
L'vtr »nd Siomarh Ailiiw-nt. of avrry namr,
th* nrtr* ot a Miiml trip tlrkat IMwt+n
Saw n#nv*r and llnlcvon, obtalnaMfi all th*
t**r tntiiiit mtiA im*»! 1nw ti A*f*. It W .«      It»l-
eyonHprlnft. Arrow Lake n U,
I    i-pur V*. md **l
I..VH   A   DAY
a newspaper, and down in the contracted recesses of their hearts will
be revealed the honest thought
that to the influence of the press is
due the progress of the people and
the beneficial conditions of the
surroundings.—Sheridan, Wyo.,
"As I understand it," said the
heathen, "you propose to civilize
"Exactly so."
"You mean to get me out of
habits of idleness and teach me to
"Thatis the idea."
"And then lead inotosimplify my
methods and invent things to make
my work lighter?"
"And next I will become ambitious to get rich, so that I may
retire and won't have to work
at all?"
"Well, what's the use of taking
such a roundabout way of gotting
jr.st where I started? I don't have
io work tnAv.~ r.xcluu'gi'.''
A   lllll   CIKCI1LATIOH.
The Manilla American has discovered "the champion circulation
liar." Ho is acting as editor of
"Thundering Dawn," a Buddhist
organ junt started in Tokyo. Here
is his greeting to the public: "This
paper has come from eternity. It
starts itn circulation with millions
and millions of numbers. The
rays of the sun, the beams of the
Htarn, the leaves of the trees, the
blndes of the grass, the grains of
sand, the heart* of tigers, elephant*,
lions, ant**, men and women aro its
subscriber*. This journal will
henceforth How In the universe as
the rivers flow and the oceans
were talking
wore little more than a necklace
above the belt, and we still live.
The figures on a five dollar bill
which have the most attraction for
us is tne figure "5."
A numbrr of yonng girls in Ho
boken, N. J., have been praying
in church for husbands. Their
prayers have not yet been answered,
but some of their neighbors who
have been out hustling in the meantime have been much more successful.—Great Falls Leader.
The Brute!—Wife: "I found out
something to-day that I promised
never to tell." Husband: "Well,
go ahead; I'm listening."—Chicago
Daily News.
jiThirty days after date I intend to apply to thc
Chief Commissioner of Lands and works at Victoria, for a Special License to cut. and carry a-
way timber from tbe following descrl ed tracts
of land, situate on Wilson Creek, in West Kootenay Dtetrict.
First commencing at a post planted on tbe
North sideof thethirdeast fork of Wilson Creek,
about four Miles from ihe main Creek, thence
North 40 chains, thence East 180 chains, thence
South 40 choins, thence West 160 chains, to point
of commencement.
Located November 18th, 1903.
Mrs; S. Piestley,
Situated on Wilson Creek in West Kootenay
District., Commencing: at a post planted on the
East side of second West fork of Wilson Creek,
about 7 miles from the main Crhek,manned Mrs.
S. Presley's S. E. C, thence west 40 chains, thence
north 160 chains, thence east 40 chalus, thence
sonth 160 chains to point of commencement.
Located November loth, 1908.
Mrs. S. Preatley.
To H. EUMMELEN, or to whomsoever he may
have transferred his   interest  in the Soho
mineral claim, situated In the   McGui.mui
llasin, Slocan Ml ing Division, West Koot-
enny Mining Division, o
VOU are hereby notified that I have expended
1   #102.60 iu labor and Improvements upon the
above mentioned mineral claim under thc provisions of the Mineral Act. and if within 90 days
from the'daie of this notice you fail or refuse to
contribute   your   proportion   of   tho   above
mentioned sum,  which Is   now   due,   together
with    all     costs    of   advertising,  your   Interest   in   tho   said    claim  will   become the
property of thc undersigned under Section 4 of
tho "Mineral Act Amendment Act 1900.''
Kaslo. B. 0., October 15.1903.
Staple and Fancy
Agent for
your sleep
night, and you frequently spoke in
terms of endearment of a certain
Euphemia.    Who is   Euphemia?"
"Why, my dear, that was my —
my sister's name."
"Titus, your sister's name was
"Yes, dear, but we called her
Euphemia for si ort."—London Tit-
"During my connection with
the street car company I was a
mandolin,'- remarked the ex-street
car conductor who now sells Aztec
gods to tourists on Gante street.
"How was that?" asked the stand-
ing nuisance of the same street,
who barters in coral do Aeapulco.
"Why I was continually being
picked upon," laughingly replied
the man of "Fare, please," as he
darted away in pursuit of a victim.
Tj THOMAS M. RAE,  or to whomsoever he
nuy have transfercd his interest in tho Royal
Five, Lake View, and Jennie mineral claims,
situated on Goat Mountain, SI can Mining
Division, West Kootenay District.
yOU are hereby notified that wo have expended
1   $555.00 lu labor, Improvements and survey,
upon the above named mineral calms, under
ihe provision of tho Mineral Act, and If, within
90 days from the date of this notice, you fall or
refuse to contribute your proportion of the above-
mentioned sum. which Is now due and payable,
together with all costs of advertising, your Interest In the said claims will become the property of the uniicrslgni'd under section 4 of the
Mineral Act Amendment Act. V.iOO.
Vancouver, B. C, Sept. 10th. 1903.
Ono of tlm rrettlest PIucvm In Kootenay
Th New Denver Market Garden.Si.\thStreet.
Seventy fruit trees, nearly all bearing; all kinds
small fruits, strawberries, raspberries, gooro-
ticrrics,red currents, etc. Flower garden with
choice varieties of roses and other plants for
cutting—good market. All under thorough cul
tlvaiion.Jind perfectly Irrigated, with comfortable dwelling house, woodi-hed. storeroom and
out buildings. For further particulars apply to
WM. ANDERSON, New Denver. B C.
KLOKENCE   Mineral  Claim.
Kootenav   District.
Goat Mountain, north of
Wliere located:    On
Kl*«i IIOTKI,, Ibifc.rSt,
. \>l*.u. II t. THK HOL-
rptl fit 1*1 It'* WIITK? I,. Pi.r..
t   lul itmtii «,r an ir*fti,-n t«>
.I'MV-MVMMVIV,   tV.vrli! ,r
A Milwaukee preacher assert**
that "nude figures" on five dollar
bills are "indecent," Perhaps thi*
is so, but we never hud one of these
bills long enough to examine it
critically. But we don't think
"nude figures" would shock us
very much. We have attended
social entertainments where thej
ladies wero  in   "full   dress" andi
Provincial Land Surveyor
Lamia and Mineral CI»iiimSiirvi«yi<il
nm! Crown Gr«iit«(l.
P, O. Il.x iVW.        Office: Kouti'iinjr Hi., Nelson.
Cockle & Papworth Kasio
A mime that is familiar to old-
tlnifirs as tho name of Three
Forks—familiar because it was
there in days of boom and iu days
of depression that thoy enjoyed
the hospitality of the genial proprietor, ami partook of the
nonteBs'bountiful table. The same
conditions prevail today that
have won for the house its envi-
able reputation and the name of
its proprietor Is—
It has lately been renovated
throughout, and iu first-class
in everything.
TAKE NOTICE that I.Herbert, T. Twig)?, n*
agent f"r Thomas W. FltzKirald, free
miners certilieate No. U fiitfffii, Noah P. Me
Nautiht, tree inluer'a certificate No. H. (14,887,
and William II. Will, free miner's certiticate No.
H (14401, Intend .glxtv daynfrom the dato hereof, to
imply to the Mining Uecorder for a Certilieate of
Improvements, for tbe puriiose of obtaining a
Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
Section S7, must lie commenced before the imu-
mice of such Oertltlcat* of Improvement*.
Dated thl* 8d day of December. A. D. 1003
DUM   DUSI KllACTlOXAI. Mineral Claim
Situate in the Sloean Mlnlnif Division of
West Koote.iay District. Where located
On Tayne Mountain, wuthof "111k TlmU'r.
TAKK NOTICK that I, iHerbert T.TwIkb, free
1 miners' certilieate No, H msttt, Intend,
sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the Mititnir Recorder for a CcrlllIcate of
Improvements, for the puriiose of obtaining a
Crown (irant of tlie above claim.
And further take notice that action, under sec
tlouS7,inii«tbt! conimciicod before the Issuance
of such Certilieate of Improvements
Dated tills mill day of Noveinlmr. A. 1)1008
C1.AHA   MOOH   Mineral Claim,
Situate In the Hlocan Mininir Division of West
Kootenay   District.       Where    located!
On Oold Creek, about on«5-half mile from
Blocan Lake
rfUKK NOTICK, tliat I. A. II. Kliiglanjl. KM.
A   C No, IliXW-S,Intend,r.i><1i*.v.»fnnn the date
hereof, to apply  t<> I'"' Mlnluir Hccorder lor
a certllU'utc of Improvements, for ibe puris.se of
obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action miller Sec,
37 must l« commenced liefore (he iwunneo of such
certilicnte of Improvements.
Dated this «nd 'Ity of October A).1). IWfl.
A   It.  UMiliAM'.
nAtnnaii.. y„*wim*.*,**,. n «*
ripnuuuti intt iSttiwn OtmrM,
•ilillt   Wi villi*
'TIS fill! 1      Vl'lfil ii**U*«itt'".''.'!i
 ,   .   - .       H. C
I     y,,>|f.| .■tHBtliii.li.'ii   ii'    >..>U';l!  M-iCll, U!.(l
mattrnt * 9,+tUHt 4,1 OtJUl MtM«* Wuk.   tnil
****> l.»(l>* *t.99*tt t*f*larl*i
THK IIOTKI. r>.H«IMIM it tt» »|.,m,. ,,f
•*l<v'«f> i**i*f*» whan fh*y   at*  In   VftttttMift..
M» i«».\.SKI,* BLACK. Propel****. j
ii v. nniTT*KNi .%"™wot rTTirriiT^. I
iiliri()'MU-i-lct.riic        I'l.VIN U'J'lis. |
HIK  «JI KKN <•   WOIKI. in  Tmul  Une
bsiAinple arfnm*rr.«<t*i| n f«ir» i»rg»nnm-
\*t nt tut****.    AiutAiuiiwis nnrw
Thin in a letter that cam« to the
DoiiHion bureau from a veteran who
f.«i.k*u. j ih evidently minewhat of a fatalist: | flufttoUt   'l^pftWrltillljBf
"i rtlv.ttyMH'vn a I'ubliean  t'arty. *
I alwayH 8aciat«d with it. I Heen
tuiued IXiwii hy it* I revA iny
Hibel.  I find from it hei in doomed.
i nm nl*n ilo*rmir*d      i aimta !   umct
go to the RoHiiard.    i Muut CIowh. '' j
Chadbourne ^ McLaren
Oro shipped to Nelson will be care
lully looked titer.
NELSON.      -      •      -      B. C
ANDJ. IIAHDV it CO.. Ailn-rtWimfW
lr»cl«r* »nl Xrw«Cirr<-*t».tnl«iril». »i|*,*»*t
*itriit*t, F.iinifi.fi   K   f* , Vn.i-r.inif
A flli- of i!)|i|iui*r i mt 'i* h-jji friw of cluirgi-
l.v«lrttf<r« t« l^ifct<Hi. lo 9%i,m t-1«-i)« kt»«1*
^i IH It* :'i**i-ri Itri^nt****'!
the, bt.st in X*l*«<i». N» aia*t«tsir w«rk.
Travclcra, inining men ami otliera
e*n   liavti th««ir   work   Aono
Jil'OtllfrHV   hi viie
Oanoral   Store.
fMAmtiit. Stiff*. S 1",
f   T. Klil.lt,   inm%   ruHK* .f**Mr|oi H.iW ullhlmli
♦I.   flttit*tV*. Un tlmAi, r.U ,   Ow»4« Mbljv i
t*4 III '«-***» ikrt **Xi*it\. amI,***!..
Ba*ehall ia the most hideous wart
ou the nose of civilization.
The hardest thing to  Wat  ia a
I n*-;H Caimial t-pMti, hnwAeA for a
a«f.kct.| c,»e*P R*me witb * ,ivcry **»»» an«l
j a yellow-halrwi kitten and Weenta
.»,»». tovH    I In'hia south pocket,
i* ti tktt.to,. I    The game of  baweball attracta a
Victoria atreet. opjiogito the Citv
Library, Nelinon.
»».o.box ae NEW DENVER.
Terms ou apillrstloii
Canadian <\
^ "Pacific Ky.
Change in Train
Service on
Nakusp and
RIocfliTi RAction
Coutinencing November 15th, the
following ffcbedule will he in effect:
TraiiiH will leave aud arrive at Nel-
mn m lit'ietofore, the change in
time heiuj>  between  handon   and
ached tile:
Reail Down
Moii | Tue*
Following  ia the new
ITue* 1
I Tuts 1 Men
Thur   WtO
H(l     I'll
0:00 a in. Lv.   KASLO Au. »:15 p. m.
U:'25 a. m. Au. HANDON Lv. 1:00 p. m.
ft:00a.m.Lv. NELSON Au.7ilBp.ni.
8:40 a. in. A». KASLO Lv. 8:H5 p. in.
Tlckati *oM to all part* ol th« Unit*!
Stale* ami Canada via Gr««t Northern
and O. R ft N. Company'* line*.
jpFor further partlcultra call on or ad-
ROBERT IRVING, Mamgtr, Kaalo,
ni-imiMA    iiiinArnirA
HtWH! &   WUWdtWttd
M. J- HENRY, t
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