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Volume X.   No  9.
Price, $2.00 Year
Genial N^V/s Pfoat
In and^Aboutiltlie Slocan and Neighboring Camps 2j|
.    that are Talked About.
Tho boys at the Sloean Star are said
to bit excellent matrimonial agents.
, Mrs.   Matheson's chocolates aro delicious.    Nuts and candies for Xmas.
An ore containing one per cent gold
would assay 2916 ounces gold,to the
D. J. Robertson & Co. in Nelsou have
plenty of furniture suitable for Chriat-
mas presents.
The mine manager  who guts  his
property to hurry up a dividend is fool
Ing his stockholders.
The Lanyon company will put in a
lead plant in connection with their zinc
smelter at Ga8, Kansas.
Mrs. J. C. Bolander returned from au
extended visit with her daughter in
Spokane last Saturday.
; Lowery's Claim for December will ap-
Fiear on Friday.   Send them to your
riends as Christmas presents.
,,  The New York brewery in Sandon
is always ready to ship beer to any part
Arizona has more miles of railroad
under construction or projected than
any state or territory in the union.
Nuts and candles in abundance can
be found in Williams' store. All fresh
goods suitable for the coming festive
C. M. Brown, at one time in the bank
at New Denver, has been appointed
manager of the Bank of Montreal in
Raympnd, Alberta.
Jim Gilker Is tho oldest merchant In
Nelson and seldom loses a customer.
His stock of gents furnishings is the
finest in the Kootenay.
The number of rolling mills or steel
works In Canada Is eighteen completod
and two building, which have an annual capacity of 2,068,800 tons.
Travelers will find the Filbert hotel
in Sandon a oomfortnble place to dwell
at It is convenient to trie depot and
thero is no key to the front door.
The force is to bo increased at tlio
Fisher Maiden Last week ten inches
of ore was struck inthe lower tunnel,
which means much to this property.
A pleasant social was held at the
home of Mrs A. Mclnnis last Kiidny
■evening by the ladies of tho Presbyterian church. There was a large
This Is the day upon which the
Uuited Staters celebrate thanksgiving.
In i-Sandon many people will return
thanks this evening by attending the
big dance.
Without Its atmosphere, which nerves
as a coverlid to protect it ngaiust the
fearful cold of space the surface nfihe
enrth would bo frozen like that nf the
alrlesH moon
The weight of a cubic foot (if pure
gold, cast, is I ,208 flpound*  The weight
of a cubic foot of pure silver, enm, is
65-1 0 pounds.   Of the twine amount of
/ copper It Im 641) 2 pound*
J Paragua has no gold or silver coins of
Us own Htiimpliig. The -silver petto of
other South American republics circulates there, and has the Hume value* n«
In the countries that Issue it.
A reddish, heavlly-inlnernlited porphyry has been found in the Slocau
wliich aaaavH over 112 in -ynld It is
just possible thnt the history af Lead-
vlllo may be repeated In the Slocan
J. Peck MacSwaln, the well known
author and typographical innntmilntnr,
bas an Idea) resilience In Sandon.
Abaft the back door there arts Ave car*
loads of the choicest cut wood in the™
hills, Luck is even greater than richer
The output of watches In Hwltterland
ipfit -iini, win *1tn 1^9-ttittl  it,,,-*.«> VAn^-^^Ail
According to statfstft
the lotat export amounted
nickel watche*, a.uao
800.WB gold watch*-*, and «,7i«W chroma
graphs and repeaters.
Tho total amount of ore shipped from
tlie Slocan and Slocan City mining
divisions for the year 1901 was, approximately, 80,000 tons. Since January 1
to November 22, 1902, the shipments
have been as follows:
Sunset (J uckson Basin)	
American Boy     42
Arlington „	
Bosun  -   80
Last Chance	
Enterprise,.,    20
Bismarck •
Queen Bess	
Silver Glance	
Florence .'	
Trade Dollar	
Slocan Boy	
Marlon .,  .
Monitor ( ^	
Slocan Star.
"EmllyEdltlf.. s:  20!
"Wakefield  220
Prescott  4
Rambler  «          4037
Molly Gibson,..  2ioo
Washington  187
m::::::;;::::.::.:;::::::::;.: !
London Hill  115
Huth  H25
Aiitolnc  105
It. E. Lee  144
Spectator ,  4
lied Fox  40
Hampton  4
Mercury '.  tl
Dardanelles  SI
Porcupine  »
Charleston  11
Pinto  13
N'ohle Five  21
Soho  43               04
Total tons  210        85.3K)
" Do you want to know the history of
the Northwest in a nutshell ?" said Col,
Sam Hughes to a Witness reporter,
"It Is this, the American* own It While
we have been sitting idly by with our
hands folded, the Americans have come
in and taken possession, Yes, sir; the
Northwest is in tho of tho Americans,
1 do not blame thorn; I admire them
When an American mnkes a dollar
there is no other envious American to
begrudge him that dollar.
"On tho contrary, his fellow-Americans slap him on Ihe back and say:
' More power to your olbow; we'll help
vou " And they do help him. They
help ono another. The Canadian don's
not know, never did know, what he
has uot in this country. Iio won't make
a dollar himself, or If he should happen
to make one he has envious neighbors
who try *o prevent him making another, or who would oven attempt to
lake half of the first dollar from him.
"But this is the utory of the Northwest    It beloniis  to  the  Americans
And survt's uh jolly well right, say 1."
"Vou dn not anticipate anv trouble
through the Americanizing of Caradlan
"Oh, there will he no national oue*.
tion I nm tired nf national quet-ilinn-*
1 irave my life for the Kmplreanri I
llnil the Kntplrecaii take care of itxi-lf
1 |iro|»o»e now to devote a little att«n-
Hon to Sain Hughes."
The gallant colonel Iihh [just returned
from tin* Northwest. The country Is
splendid of course, and everything
Honest pride does not hurt anybody.
I've got It My Christinas goods nre In.
liy Saturday morning I will have them
ready for your inspection I think It In
the nest stock I have ever carried for
holiday trade. I think you will think
so At all events, I want you te see ll
at lis best, and on Saturday *ft#r»wrm T
tho Crow's Nesa line to the coal fields.
A   preliminary   line  has  been   ruir
from   the  Morrissey  coal  fields  in a
southeasterly direction down a tributary of Lodge Pole creek, thence east
to the headwaters of the Flathead river.
Another trial line has been run from
a point on the Crow's Nest branch railway near Elko, south down the Wigwam river, thence not tli and east to the
Flathead, The objective point of these
trial lines is the immense coal areas of
the Flathead valley.
The explorers of the company have
discovered large areas of coal near
Lodge Pole creek, on the 50,000 acres
of Dominion coal land. The quality of
the coal is said to be the same aB that
found on'Morrissey creek. ,
Between the Lodge Pole creek and
the headwaters of the Flathead river
tiie explorers' have discovered some 22
seams of workable coal, varying from ■!■
to 81 feet in thickness. At "the point nf
discovery of these seams; workmen
have run open cuts and faced off tlie
seams, ready for taking out. coal as
soon as the necessary means of transportation is afforded b\ the construction of branch lines in the Flathead
Seven other \vorkable seams liave
been discovered and faced up, similar
to the above 22 seams south and east of
Lodge Pole creek.
The district where these large bodies
of coal have been discovered lies on the
westenr slope of the Rocky mountains
near the North Kootenay "pass, an old
time pack trail much used by the Indians entering the district from Alberta
Iu addition to the coal seams located
by the Canadian Pacific company, a
large area, covering a territory of
ctearly 200 square miles, has been lo
cated, and eoal found upon every loca-
coal areas oi Southeast Kootenay are
of vast extent.
tory than if sent to Germany, which
produces 2,000,000 tons of sugar per annum; to France, which produces 1,000,-
000 tons, or to the United States, which
is increasing- its production of beet-
sugar every year
Canada has had too much of the free
trade idea that a dollar sent out of the
country for imperts is a dollar added to
tho wealth !of the country. The common sense idea, the true Canadian
theory, is that a dollar is better employed in the payment of Canadian labor or the purchase of Canadian raw
material than in the upbuilding of
foreign industries.—Toronto Telegram.
Stay by tho St. Lawrence.
An Englieh writer, speaking of the
tendence of the French-Canadian to
stay around the old settlement, says:
"Young men, it is true, leave their
homesteads bv hundreds for tbe factories of New England, but for the most
part it is only that they may bring back
money to release mortgages or start
homes upon their own native soil. The
French Canadian would sooner make
a bure living in sight of the St. Lawrence than a relatively largo income
elsewhere, and whatever advantages or
drawbacks may pertain to this menial
attitude Lower Canada possesses to the
full. Wales, Indeed, in some respects,
suggests a parallel. The French are
smaller in stature than their Ontario
neighbors, but rude health and longevity are perhaps more common with
them, and large families are the rule.
I was driven by a man yesterday who
had 22 children, and seemel sublimely
unconscious of any particular distinction "
1 N$V* DOTand For Zf nc
g Latest Process for Smelting Makes Great Reduces        tion in Cost and Produces White Lead.
[t* iust published,! *'«• •«;»« '•» r°Kul»r mrtrepolltwi style
,777 silver waU te*, ">*"«•*« **• J*"!" *« £ow &T"f.;S '"
'   -       " verton and Three Forks    This will lie
my Christmas Opening   Come and en-
 .Joy yourself; and at the tamo time see
It Is reported that an oil spring of good ] what exquUite d«inti«« In Chinaware I
■» .'Awij   **■*•!  ij-otu.  il7M<*h*itil  A   Ate, n/ixn'iKi ton,   imhainrrtHV alieiunon.
southeastern district of South Australia
The spring Is near the lake* which ex
1st at the month of Murray river, In the
vicinity of the little town of Benlngle,
on the eastern shore nf Lake Albert.
Nov. 201 h.   If you forget It you will re
■grst It; and so will I.
C. F. Nrlbon, Druggist A Stationer
Chickens cheap as beef.   II. Byrnes.
About midnight, Tuesday, Larry | The Canadian Pacific Railway com-
Know In* hotal in Stlvnrton wat humeri, jpany have had a partv of aurvevori
The fire started from a stove iu one of ami explorers in the Flatnaad valley
the upper rooms, and nothing wimrnl during the p»*t t«mm«r locating large I if dt*t
except a few esse* of liquor.  There area* of coal, and making «urv«v« for (Canadian work m™ through the aaancv
mu m Ittiurtace, J a branch line from different points on>  f !••*» *mh inti-fttit* *% the Berlin fse-
Canadian lumbermen who are in
touch with what is going on at Washington and in iCanadian government
circles are "alarmed over tho rumor that
a dutv of U per 1,000feet will be levied
on Canadian sawed lumber entering tho
United States. It is said that the measure is a reprisal for the action of the
provincial governments of Ontario nnd
Quebec in placing uu embargo ou the
export of pulp wood. A number of pulp
mills on the northern borders of the
United States were denendent largely
on Canada for pulp wood and these
have suffered by the embargo.
No effective reprisal can bo taken in
connection with the pulp industry, so
that nu effort, it is alleged. Is on foot to
strike at Canada through the lumber
industry. Sir Wilfrid Laurier is anxious
that the uovernments of both Ontario
and Quebec should, take some step that
would mitigate the alleged grievance of
the American pulp men, It is possible
that on his coming trip to Virginia Sir
Wilfrid will discuss the mutter with the
American government.
In advertising there is nothing more
essential than logic. Persistence is a
valuable poition, but logic does more to
sell the goods. A tow price will uot accomplish much unless tlio reason for
that low price is logical and appeals to
the juduuu-nt of the people. There are
many times when the reason is omitted
entirely. It may be from oversight or
becatiHo the adveiiiser fails to appreciate tha value of givinga reason, If the
Hindu is worth Hulling it wiil appenl to
a larger number of people by a plain
statement of why it Is wortl'i soiling,
hut the reason won't sell the article un-
Icni* i' In presented logically There
mav be many points about an article
which make it attractive, but unless
these are presented in s clear, attractive form l h> re won't be any use of expecting the returns to lie very gteat.
Advertising which lacks iogic is like
music that lacks harmony", iu that it Is
not what the performer expect* it to be
Advertising may not bo good and ctlll
bn Intrieal, hut the chnuce« are that the
logical advertisement will gain an interested per«on'a rending ami the loglr
| of the proposition nhoulu do the -rent,
Canada's sugar bill is roughly estimated
at fn,000,000 per annum, and nbout WW,-
dot) barrels of sugar are Imported to sup
nlv this■pottntre'ci ■»•»•>rt*' tin-ml   f\,««.,»«>
imports of sugar, ntolsssas etc., for 1001
woiu-..Wutu *t $\i,tio,,(_ii, ami »*i.uuv
000 te \tiobahly far below the value of
tha sugar brought Into the couturv
The beet root sugar fac^ry ai Berlin
can produce 40,00*0 barrels per annum,
or about one-eleventh of the rwnm.rvV
militia! I'oiisuinj'tion oi su,j,'>n'.
Ten or el«ven such factories will produce all the .sugar Canada consume*
Advocate* of free trade may regard
Imports *** blussing, but there is force
in the protectionist idea that the conn-
try which gets the sugar and keeps the
mmer 'n nutter off tlrm tlw wuntry
which lm* to send out the mnnev in
order to ir«*t in the Mi^ir Thn |A,lVtO,-
»w, which <•«!>»,»» Mind* '>ut annually
for sii'/ar i«nf more value lo the country
ihriw-tf! to Gftmtdiai) farmers and
President Rqosvelt iu one of hie
speeohes haying drawn a compavi-
oou between a trust and  a   river, a
contributor to an eastern paper ie
moved to offer reasons why a trust
is like a river, which the president
neglected to meution.
It looks on the level, but it isn't.
It ib always next to the banks,
There are sometimes a great
many bluffs along the way.
Some are a "dam site" worse
than others.
There is a lot of water in some
of them.
Its course is Btrewn with wrecks.
It flows through many com in unities of interest.
It is usually rather crooked.
It floats bubbles nicely.
The big fish in it gobble up the
small fry.
It runs smoothest where the
waters are deepest.
It abounde with "rocks."
Suckers are numerous.
It takes an awful frost to stop it.
Suckers are numerous.
Beware of running the rapids.
Trusts aro like rivers.
Dam the trusts.
An Ohio exchange gets off this
one.    A pmiolier  imed  tn tell the
following : lie said he was in Ap-
panooHO «wunty,  Iowa,  preaching
ou one occasion, when he stopped
at  a farm house  tu get dinner.
While eating, the lady enquired
his business und he replied; "I am
hunting the lost sheep of (he house
of Israel.''   Khe left the house and
iu a few minutes returned with her!
husband and said: "This man is
hunting hint sheep and I'll la-t that!
old   lung   wool   nun   thatV  laii»n|
around  in liiK'n.''    "No,  sister;]
you Ami'I  understand   mv.   liu,
hunting td.iucra; those for whom,
Christ died."
she queried.
Much interest has been aroused in
the development of the zinc smelting
busiuess and the promises which are
held out for the treatment of Slocan
zinc-lead ores, if favorable duties into
the United States can be secured.
It was only a short time ago that the
zinc was penalized bv the smelters, and
the constant effort of the mine owners
in the Slocan was to get as small a percentage as possible in their output.
With modern methods ot smelting it is
possible to recover practically all of the
zinc and the lead from the 'same ore.
Some interesting particulars about the
method are given byE.C Bruff, manager of a mining machinery house in
Spokane, who is back from a visit to
the plant at Canyon City, Col. The
plant is owned by the United States Reduction company, which is controlled
by the same interests as the American
Smelting and Refining company. The
plants there arc managed by D. C.
Jackling, late manager of the Republic
mill. He has been making a great success of the institution
Mr. Jackling has adopted a system of
smelting the zinc-lead ores tliat is a
radical departure from the general prac-
which carries the metal he fuses both
the zinc and the lead. The metals are
carried off in the form of fumes, which
which are afterwards collected in bags.
The furnace is nut a smelting'Stack
of tbe ordinary typn It more resembles
an ordinary heating furnace, except that
it is fitted with blowers, which have
power to turn on a terrific blast The
ore as it comes from the mine is crushed
until it passes through an eighth of an
inch screen. Then it is mixod with the
waste from coal mines and is shoveled
into the furnace, the blast is turned on
and the business starts. The heat gon
erated is something terrific The furnace gets so hot that ono can hardly approach it. The temperature Is helped
glong by the fact that there is generally
sulphur in the lead ores, which ignites
and servos as fuel. In the heat thus
generated the zinc and the lead are
carried off In fumes. The coal smoke
is collected in the settling room and the
gas from tho furnace is forced by im
inenso fans into the bag room. The
room is filled with long cotton-flannel
hags, about 10 inches in diameter and
perhaps 20 feet long each. The gas Is
forced by the pressure from the fans
into the bags and the air passes on
through the liber of the cloth; but the
metallic nine and lead aro collected in
bags. They om drawn off from tho
bags into hoppers and calcined before
being put into the market
The finished artlc'.ojs known as /.ine-
lead white mid Is used by palntmakers
to serve exactly the same purpose ns
white I-mil. lu fact, it cannot bo told
from white lead, anil as it can be pro
duced at perhaps 50 per cent, of the
cost of white tenA, It is making gr.-nt inroads into the paint market. It Is
shipped nil over the country When It
llnallv comes out of the calcining pro-
enHH It is n tine impalpable powder,
that lu color and linenesH rcKitmbles
talcum powder, such an Is put up for
J toilet purpose-..
The process seems completely successful and Mr Jackling In making a
phenomenal sutcess of the plant. There
nre untold quantities of zinc-load orttK
which formerly were-almost useless because of the penalty laid upon zinc bv
the smellers This new treatment Is
proving the salvation of minus carrying
Much nro*
man nature is to believe that its particular interest is overtaxed, and that
some one else ought to take the larger
share of the burdens of government.
Making allowance fortius feeling, however, we thing that there is a substantial foundation of justice in the mine
owners'claims, aud we trust that they
will receive some attention from the leg-
islatureof the province. There are rich
mines in British Columbia, but a large
proportion of its mineral deposits are of
a low gracie, and in thenatureof things
must be worked, if they "are worked at
all, on a narrow margin of profit. To
many of these, additional taxation or
restrictive, legislation may mean the
difference between activity, which
would be ih the highest degree beneficial to the country, and between practical abandonment. The Journal, as
our readers well know, has always
maintained that while everv citizen
should bear a fair share of the cost of
maintaining the state, the special taxation of productive industries is the worst
policy which could be adopted in any
community, especially a new andgraw-
ing one, and the legislature of British
Columbia does not seem to have borne
this principle in mind."
Speaking of the patter rend before the
Mining Institute held at N'-'Nou Nome
I mm ago by Kdmund Klrby, which was
published in thesn ..•uluiiim at the time,
"And is he dead ?" I,,H* Hu«iue«ritig and Mining Journal of
i.Vna "     rtt.iUfi.l tl,..! N,lW V°rlt "".VM:
, / efi rfl,,u " Uu j "The |*|»r by Kdmund Klrby, r»*d
minister antonished at her ignor-i hefora ths Nelsou meeting of the Cana-
aiMH». "And buried, too, I reckon?" dlau Mining le»Utuie, voices lit plain*
"O, yea; loug ago." ''There, now, l*'}d Y!K«rou« language th« feeliiur
old man; 1 told you we'd die in ig-
iioranctt ior uoi latin a uewspaper.
SI.OOAN   un.-*   i>iYI»lON.
Sept 3d—White Grouse, near Vevey. R Kurtz-
Oej. I—Red Rock. !o» Dayton ereek, X McMillan.
3—Dominion, ou Snrliiifer creok, John McKlnnon
Great Western Ir, twine, M Glllis.
tl-Illfr 3, Robinson creek, Goo Nichol.
8—Kloreneo Edith, 9ml n f Lemon ore*k. A, U
ii-KeenaWi 'robin creek, D G McCuaiif.
13—Schomo. lst n t Lemon eieok, A Uradshair
Seville, »amo, same.
Platoon, Maine same,
15—Norwood, Robertson creek, J V I'urvltmco.
17—Ruliv, divide between Elifht and Ten
Mile, W. Clouich.
Sulphide fr, Kxehioik-e mountain, 1) Arnot.
20-IUiKenl Twelve Mile creek, T MoNeUh
Dakota, Springer creek, 11 Calblck
Hamilton fr, Mime, It .1 Mcl'lieo
US—Ampltlon. Twelve Mile creek, Alice M Mb*
81—AlKiem, Tamarac ereek, F G Oatlislu
A If oni, aame-SA O Smith
Airij'le, same, Mine.
1 \\ ondcr, lame, K (1 Carinle
28-Hex fr. Uohujii creek, II l)Curtln and L A
whale Hack, Lemon creek, Ma May Wll»
Steutu Hart,'e. d.uiie, John William*.
Whotmore, l> McLnclilan
(U-Hupiter three mile* from Slocau City, W
Nov .1-Helen. 1st u f taiw'in creek, A  UIM-
derHton and J Water
.•.-lllom-uwi, Hprlnuer creek, A I) Colmnmi
H—Dun, Knd n i Li'iii'in iTit'k, It McKarlatid
1.1—Keyjftorie. Climax creek, J I" Drl-woll
t-'oruit Klu«. Krln mountain, tame.
M«»|»t *7-K«y of Brlu fr, Oct l-Michaalinm
lur two run, Ai/rlr.ilu. Kd'lmtitfe for thr«4
v»ar«, Sliver I'late ior three year*, ;i-Sleeping
Chief, 4—MoritliiK LIkIK for two year*'. •!—A.*-
ton No 1, llrintwood, silver Hear, Aurora fr,
Llliy. M-Houtu, II—U'Wd KimiukIi, llarn»t<iti,
Lanark, Himwtlakc, N'utawa. SiliLer liny..Mie,
Holly, MUU.-t'-v. u -Stiiiiiiloii. MrewnwoiKl,
Krinwt ll AtibutHtiril, Mount il« Mr«ri, Star
or India, ('iiinini'ntaiiii' Vn X )>-—/.ellt J'i-
Ni\ Ir, uowttiue, llmicrott for two yuan, Monterey f»r twu year - tt -"Florence F. ta -lllank
Jack, ,Mo)avo .17-Unark, shannon. »t~
\l'hn...*>ur. Si Foil lloiii; lur two yearn. Nov
.1 ii tawafr, 1'ara (laid »fnn. A-Moouraker. 7—
St. Lawrence.   lU-Kvmliitf Star, Sn U tr, Clydi
S.-pt 3i|.~Moill«*um*.
Oris -Willie Sparrow, |, W K Newiiun to  I'
T'.rpt'dn. |, T llli'iii li I'n.imi'
s,,iiii« I, tame tn \V K N'Wiiiaii.
jo   Tliilmo, i, A W IM,|,« to .11: Slunk
si.« »n I'rini'u, |, L Oulr.iii ti li Arriot
Same, 1-Hl. I, and S-IH, 1) Arm-l in J f' Shook
W   M,u»r.li and lU-'ir.t, I, Itleiitnotnl an I
Klifln.all. JameaCamiell tn If ll K.iiih* ly
1'iriiii' lo U J  Ui'l'lc"' fur ttinw  ui.nitli* to
wan-li Lit l.»li- ou vaiant mtouixI h IjhIoIiik III*
«vt«  111! ,;,,\ It li.,'„Ui*;.i„ t„WsJu»ni.
Hdllie, i, Willi-I.. A S JllllllvHI.
*l-AbboUI'iril, JamiM CamptHI to A, Su w.
t.i -Tin l"Ut<- fr, j,T -I Italy, w K w«r.i«n
and J A Foley K.J »• l»rt*i.|l
Jack Franklin, Hl|.|. r, St«r r.iliiter, Frying
fan; Ten Cut and Ten Cot fr, l-u |n aach, 11 F
MrNauala tu A Yurk
*»  A T, UK Tetter to W T Shallot*.
Every man who weite liquur
Hhould bo an artiat, a chemiat and
a trentleman. Aa a rule- tbe revr-rne
te the oilier, onlv thorn; going intoj
thc baninefw who think that thn
dollar te the moat mighty of all
earthly thing*. Many good men
Btart in tho biiainww, but if thoy
continue it in because their finer
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nimten  Mvnlnv nrncp !<iv   ;i»tni' linn■ u >„\ ,„,.„;, i ,ii„„K) .»,>.*> :\i-.o A.:.i«i».
paat.    Thore hn« heen an unmWtafc-     "■-^y^rfcand liani»r,»»i"il(T,«»,..iic«t.|fwi«.
able feellnir that the mining iatere.t.j^^^Vtl   r,'v ,"","",J"• rt "ntr Ui,,,r
which  l;avis done an mut.li   l>> m*k*«!|   w-*«(,!« ami Aif.mi.alt, A O smith m ro
British Columhia and uimiitaln iu |iro<t-1 ^»ii«|».    . ,.„,,,„   .    ,..,,,.    ,
— -     • • ■ ' -      '    It-llala*  -J, VVIilUflwiiland Miluitu, 1-5 rat ti
l». Mr*'nOttt,.l  W.t*-ti
perltv, liav-n been in one xvavoram'itlior!
i„.n,,,i *,i *.,.„.. „.    i . .  .'.*'".     .  .........
natumi Iwoome blunted by the aa-1 J-LflJl'uJf |jJj.M
M^riathin** that rln»t#>r amtind *u»'*-    • •
nf maiutiiuinir the goverinneiit alto-t     u n_ .   -.  .• ,
g«thtr out of (iroportlSn to"th! benefit ,,,?,,W P««« ,k thi« w*y- "You
which they received and to their in.i«"'|{ht have a man fined for daahlng
lerett iu th« mat*'. A heavy burden' a cup of raid water out of vour
hmlmn irit\^mA\n the way of taia-jband, but he can Traillv tuvuiirw
t on,  wb e  the oivhuhour law and H ™ i      ,l»a,v   **Wirw
other restrictive meaaui«al,av*Vv'll }»? HP"n* md  >'ou  «""»» die of
jtrodtnirta  jiowt-r ami j *hv»«tur j»a^ Iiitti lii» price for the
rum bottle. Whbkcy and it*
brothera are Ihe eume of any people, and they belong in hell with
the imi Prenbyterian*.
..   ii -  mine*    While th«re i»
1'"'; daulitliy > auutluu- aide U» th« -.n»« tnan
the ojui Mr Kerby h**i m ittniijly pre
nentett, there nf*m« to lm littln ilouht
thnt there i* a *ubwi«ntial foundatioti
for tbe mine mrnem' complaint*. It i«
ln:e that 'the grnrral tendency of hu
water." That'* the kind of law
that uphold* the coat tawnix, while
women and children freeze.
Anything yu_ -et  for nothing
usually te not worth that much. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B. C, NOVEMBER 27, 1902.
Tenth Year
Th* Lbdob U two dollars a year In advance When not so paid It Is 82.60 to parties worthy of credit. Legal advertising 10 cents a
nonpariel line lirst insertion, and 5 cents a line each subsequent insertion. Reading notices 25 cents a line, and commercial advertising
graded in prices according to circumstances.
FELLOW PELGBTMS. Tan Lkdge Is located at New Denver, B. 0., and can be traced to many parts of the earth. It comes to the front
every Thursday and has never been raided by the sheriff, snowslided by oheap silver, or subdued by the fear of man. It YPr?.B for ,,.,}}
blazer as well as the bay-windowed and champagne-flavored capitalist. It aims to be on the right Bide of everything and belioves that hell
should be administered to the wicked in large doses. It has stood the test of time, nnd an ever-increasing paystreak is proof that It is
better to tell the troth, even if the heavens do occasionally hit our smokestack. A chute of lob work is -worked occasionally for the benefit
of humanity and the financier. Come in and seo ub, 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 thirst. One of the noblest works of creation is the man who always pays the printer; he is
sure of a bunk in paradise, with thomless roses for a pillow by night, and nothing but gold to look at by day. *
R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.
four cents less than the market
price. Then his property was sold
for taxes because he didn't read
the treasurer's sale * He was arrested and fiued $8 for going hunting on Sunday, simply because he
didn't know it was Sunday, and
paid $300 for a lot of forged notes
that had been advertised two weeks
and the people cautioned not to
negotiate them. He their paid a
big Irishman with a foot like a
hammer to*kick him all the way to
the newspaper office when he paid
four years in advance and made
the editor sign an agreement to
knock him down and rob him if he
ever ordered his paper stopped
again.—Western Publisher.
The annual report of the Post-
office Department just issued shows
a surplus of §5,109. There is an
increase of 21,978,000 in the number of letters carried, or equal to
11 1-2 per cent. The mileage
traveled on stage routes was 15,-
675,117, while the total actual
track mileage of railways over
which mails were carried was 17,-
The city of Toronto does the
largest postal business in Canada,
the gross revenue of the office being $700,806, while that of Montreal was $491^351. The amount
paid out for money orders in
Toronto was $8,832,507, and for
postal notes $499,600.
The province of Ontario furnishes
about half the postal business of
the Dominion. The number of
letters posted in Ontario was 105,-
600,000, out of a total of 213,628,-
000. The number of post-offices in
operation in Canada on the 30th
June was 9,958, an increase of 124.
Arthur fluilen
Has opened a Wholesale Liquor
Store in Three Forks, and has
all kinds of Liquors and Fancy
_ Drinks, Champagne, Tobacco
and Cigars.
The Best Liquors
in the World—
From France, Ireland and
England -and he wants all his
old friends—and new ones-—to
come and try a bottle, or case,
- or barrel, whether you; order
by mail or in person.
The Ledge.
A pencil cross in this square
Indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor
wants once again to look at
your collateral.
Many a Yank is eating turkey
this day. '
Canada for Americans is the way
it should read.
Aldermen are the rarest buds on
the trees in Sandon.
Envy and greed are great consumers of happiness.
It is predicted that the J. P.
Morgan enterprises will end something like Hooley's.
Northward the Dominion takes
its sway. Wheat is now grown in
the Peace river country, 400 miles
north of Edmonton.
In Kansas a hypnotist wishing,
for exhibition purposes, to bury his
wife alive for six days the people
objected and tbe matter was brought
into court. The judge decided that
if a man wished he had a right to
bury his wife alive, so there is still
something the matter with Kansas.
The Cube Lode seems to be all
litigation, just like what Mike
Keeley once said about the t rma-
tion in the Slocan. In the first
flush of excitement about the Slocan Mike was in Spokane. A ten-
derfeet asked him what the formation was over here. ' 'Formation!''
says Mike, "Why me b'y' its all
Hotel licenses are too easy to get
JnJRrit.iph Cnlwmhia,.   ft.v.A in fnnBP.
quence we have an inferior quality
of hotels and landlords.
If western merchants would advertise more they would not have
need to complain of so much money
going east for goods. The great
stores in the East have built up
their business by advertising while
the western merchants are crying
hard times and shaking with fear
that some poor printer will make a
dollar if they put an ad in his
The grip continues to tighten on
the press. This year the C. P. R.
has restricted the amount of trans-
The Doukhobores are seeking a
home in Turkey. This relieves all
doubt upon their sanity, for they
can never find Jesus in the land of
the Sultan.	
Canada's postoffice made $5,000
last year above expenses. Low
wages and double work for employees te bound to win a hollow
victory over the overdraft column.
Judging from the number of bo-
vines and painted chickens running
around New Denver the tenderfeet
naturally thinks that this is a cow
camp instead of a Leadville in embryo. 	
A week from today the people of
Ontario will decide for or against
the retail liquor traffic. Cut away
the large profit from selling boozerino and there would be no need of
Owing to the enormous increase
of business in Canada banknotes
are none too plentiful. Moi e rag
money will have to be issued, as
the mint will not ite in operation
until 11104, or later.
When it comes to putting up a
dollar to advertise the atliactioiih
of this count ry uh a resort for tourists, the people  of  Kootenay are'
smitten   ho strongly with apathy i
thnt they ntiinot reach  into their j
pockets.   !
Jim before he died th.i unknown j
stranger whispered, "I've an nee'
In the holt'.' Then they knew Iuv
whh from Sainton, mid at hix burial!
the next day hte grave win. i-nvi-red:
with tlie ihieko*-! block-* nf ice tliiil
could Ih* found.
portation editors shall have, and in
consequence many editors are getting more exercise than usual. We
cannot see anything the C. P. R.
gains by such a niggardly policy.
Editors might as well wear out
cushions as railroad ties. But then,
we suppose the C. P. R. is getting
so bloated with wealth that it can
afford to cut its best friends or enemies and never miss a dividend.
It would seem that advertising
does not always pay. The wise
Government of this rich and beautiful province advertised a sale of
Slocan lots for back taxes in that
well-known journal, the B. C. Gazette, and the Kaslo Kootenaine,
and the result was a frost. As the
greater part of the lots were outside of Kaslo it appeared as though
for some reason the sale was meant
to be kept sub rosa as possible.
Hundreds of people never heard of
it, which is just another instance
of how money can be thrown away
upon advertising, especially when
some political wiggler hands out
the pap.        	
Iowa* 8 law against drunkards is
now being tested in the courts, and
the result of the trial is eagerly
awaited by other states, which have
similar legislation in mind. This
law provides that drunkards and
persons addicted to the use of opiates shall be arrested and sent to
the state asylum, there to remain
until cured. At this distance it
appears to us that the law is a
good one, and we incline to the
opinion that, if sustained by the
courts, it will be productive of
good results. An habitual drunk-
to himself or others and the only
practical way to deal with him is
to use all efforts in the power of
the state to r«fovm bim. . The prison feature of the law will act as a
deterrent upon men who are gradually falling into the habit of
drunkenness, and thus serve to re
duce the number of inebriates.
Ladies: Call and see them
Carrie Nation is not dead. She
broke out at a horse show in New
York the other day, and denounced
some of the Yanderbilt females for
wearing low-necked dresses. Her
conduct generally waa too utterly
rude, and Carrie was forced to accept a policeman for an escort, It
is unfortunate that Carrie is a wo
man. Otherwise she might have
been elected to the Legislature in
B. C, and been an ornament to
that chaotic assemblage.
Henry Rose was hung in Nelson
last Friday for the murder of John
Cole last summer. He exhibited
nerve to the last, and- died game
protesting his innocence. He haa
probably gone to heaven, as liis
spiritual adviser kissed him and
said prayers over him just as the
hangman dropped him to Jesus. It
seems like refined cruelty to give
a man a good breakfast, with a
Aide dish of prayers, and then push
him out on tho air with a tightened
neck-tie. But law te law, even if
it bin* several traces of barbarism.
Once upon a time a man got mad
at the editor and stopped his paper.
The next week he sold his corn for
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Choicest Canned Goods,
most delicious Peels, etc.
for Chritsmas 0-,-okery,
staple -articles for the
hills, the home, the hotel, vVe know you want
the best and we have it
for you. Just to try
„ you we call your attention to our stock of nuts.
Nothing is so bad as
sour, musty, stale nuts.
You will not be bothered
by them if you buy of
us. Ours are sweet and
New Denver, B. C.
Order your Xmas sul-^ early, boys.
Brick Block    New Denver
Manager of BOSUN HALL.
To Purchasers
Remember r„^ntte
we carry the Finest and
Largest Assortment of
Furniture and Carpets in
B. C, at reasonable prices.
Bed Room Suites, Side Boards,
Iron Beds. Hookers, Parlor
Suites, China. Closets, Dining
Tables and Chairs. Chiffoniers,
RaHan Chairs."and hundreds of
odd pieces which are always
acceptable as Christmas Gifts,
Special attention to mail
orders.   FREIGHT PAID
Reports, Examinations and Management.
NEW DENVER,   -   B.C.
V~*    :-     ' .**-."**-♦
*,\> '
Bargain Hunters
R. Elliott
Furniture.  Carpet  and  Linoleum
Dealers, Nelsou, B. C.
The Lake Shore Laundry
In New Denver •
Is still knocking: the spots off of
clothing that is soiled.
Seals,Stencils, Price Markers,PrintluK Wheel*,
Numbering: Machines, Band butliiK and Nnm-
lKsrliur Stamjw, Check Perforators, Hubber
Type. Printing Presses, &<•..
Vancouver, B. 0.
ll man or lady In each county to manage
bUMiiioss for an old istabllslied house of solid
financial standing. A straight bona Me weekly
caali salary of*l8.0(i paid hy cheque each Wednesday with all expenses direct from headquarters. Money advanced for oxponses. Mawicer.
S40Oaxton Bid*., Chicago. <""<-is«i
AI tlie meeting of tin* lead miners j
ih .Ntlldoti lns| Week the \nvfH wus
shut out. PrubaMy tlifjoiiriutlixts
around Sandon an* not foiisidcr.*d.
respectable, or vtee tin- lead miners;
wished to hatch Mime deep, dark..
plot that would not U» safe in print. ■
Prospects are
always good
To n  man who wears one of our
watches.     He te always on  time.
Our watches nre trade specially toj J'X?"''™'
stand hard work, and we recommend
them to all win* want a strong time-
(12      $22      $;h>
#18      $25       $45
Complete with a Nickel ("ase
SpihI (or oni* mul vou will be j>U-ni-u>d.
OniHomliln-itloii Dlllliinl nnd I'oiiITmIiIu,
(by May)
One I.nrK<: Safe.
One th.i. Taylor Hiife Nn. fi. jaioiI i\> new.
One »<•! Bar Fixture*, very tine,
■One Katlimal Ca»h HegUtcr Xo. II, tutal adder,
Mirror*, IKxlo, other kIws,
One l'lati! (llass Mirror, f-xl»! IihIu-, ln-vcl edge.
One PlateOlais Mlrmr. :ni\M incli, with hard-
uvwkI frxnie and niiln lirackH'. Hum-,   ;» ft., t
long by ii fi-vl liluh,
Sowing MHi'liliiennl went li.iiiriiiiiv
lmli», Mirror-,. lUlh Tut,*, Vio*-*, tank*,
One   II.11| and S;irlin,' KiiKlueHiiveiiiiirfiir.il.
Imli *l«'iitii pi|ie,
(Im,. *m,.-hii liHtim-, uu.*  I.iihrie.tti.r, niie "Irani
I'he prices rntitfu a* follows: oiimsii.w('««..-..
 (I ml. u S. .il Drill. I,> Miiiliitu
ohi'pmI l-^Hi-r \'ui*.
*um Sin"* ImlriHiii'iil-.
If « ll.ll   \ i.|| 11 n.i l» ll .!
'|v-iti"-i|, « iiie h.r ll
Patenaude   Bros.
[Manufacturing Jewelers
Nelson. B.C.
\\ rto.-uiil III' Uil.ll till*  |.IJII II >,,!, In,-„m*
•i.i. --t k»»i*,*v.iy-.i win tv:,!*». ;.i',.MHi,i;..i,
pr .im-tly ii|«. i llie Urn y.iud.-.ln l*. |.i,r.•!«■»«...
'/a Ncwmarkei not el X
Mnuiei iiii,> iiniK iiiriTii iiumi nn im llhll liliu ^itmu (illlnull'. y-M
This te (he only fiict-daM* Iioiim* in tlio Lueenie of pJi
North America. Ono look at Hie landlord will eon-L^J
Y -m vince any htiaugiM' tlmt the viaiidH are of ihe bent t\\ui\- b£
^^ ity. Hooin.H ivH'rve<l hy t«degraph.vj»!«3-^SA-»<~iJ«>j*-S) rJ\
L'J HKNKV STKCIE,   lJroprietor*\@»Xi^N^'i)\®imW
II DCW DCIIVCr, ollera a pleasant Hiibstituto for
home to those who travel.   It ia situated on the
shore of Lake Sloean, the moat beautiful lake in
all America.    From ita baloouieH aud wiudowH
can be Heen the grandest scenery upon this continent.
The internal arranuenients of tlio hotel are the reverse
to telephone, all the rooms being plastered, and electric
bells at the head of every  bed make it easy for the dr
moments in the iiH)rning.i»£tj!>^<»^j>^-v~©t^^
The best and cheapest meals in tho country are
to he found iu the dining loom. The house is run up
on cosmopolitan principles, and the prospector with his
_. -y pack i.i just n» welcome u.h tL- milliou-iiuc with hi* roll.
*g^ Every guest receives the best of care and protection.
y"u Tin' liquors are the best in the Slocan, and the
*• •* hotel has long been noted for its llsh and game dinners.
**.. .Mmt. .ymik%mt   i*imt*
The Nelf.rm Vi"i:" rnvr* thnt the
mayor of tliat city has no awpre-
eiation of humor. Our i-tpf'rienee
with Fletcher has led us to believe
that he  is   one  of  the  greatest
jv/iviiMW  in    live.   \Aovi,    thiui  xwoiV"
mu«t   Ih»  an   expert  on
The silver-lead industry in Idaho
wm never in a more pro»ueit>Uf
condition. The sflver-l«wl fndri*.
try of Canada wm never in a tnorej
unproeperoua condition. Thc con
iiMt indicate* a lack of ny toatter
in the upper Hope* of Canadian
■ainlng men.
For the Holidays!
V * <u n.i.) ? thAmrmUn Lii-Mi-iiHu,.;*        j
IUv» tin in *it»nr.l -r-arlv -n iliev mil)'
I. 4 ,,.■   ,(, time.        Vi'VII llkif i ti*
Posing, Developing,
Tbt |trl*f» vark*. iJ'^adlnif m Ov*
I1f,ai.t,„«, LAjt   W«r   (ihl.lO*(«|Alr.   91*
■a ri-»i,t.«0He«e><8><8><e» «e»
Queen Studio
Baker St. Nelson
w*^    --^ W**-*    -ta^ imm*^^*^J h^.^m, , k^_*^"w. j *. ytm.   .
tir i Tml- i iiTt'i*
in Nelson
roH rmiT axi> con» >:otioxkhv
W. C. Browne
IRsimk -nf M(n,tt-s)iit°tpi®i\\
<A^f iAnA>*Ask iA i*.     **** *A      4A. 1 lA *i*/ lA *A *± iA   ^S^MwtAni H
K'lnkllthrd IHtl.
Capital (all paid op) $12,UuO.UO.<jU
Henervedlund : s 7,<JUUUAi.t<j
Undivided | to llu :   ;   .r»lU,(^l oi
Kt. Hon. Uwd 8ffRATHtx»u a.id Mount Kuital, G.C.M.(}. President,
\los. O. A. DnoMMOKD, Vice President,
K. a CixicsTo.v, General Manager,
lh .inches 10 all parte of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and
the United Hutea.
New Denver branch
LE B. DE VEBER, Manager Tenth Yeaji.
fl Don earner's Sad fate
In front of the entrance a "apieler"
stood on a starch box and beat upon
a piece of tin with a stick, and we
weakly succumbed to his frenzied
appeals and went inside. We did
this, I am sure, partly to please the
"spieler," who would have been
dreadfully disappointed if we had not
done to, but partly, too, to please
Toppan, who was always interested
in the great beasts and liked to watch
It is possible that you may remember Toppan as the man who married
Victoria Boyden, and, in so doing,
thrust his greatness from him and
became a bank-clerk instead of a
great explorer, After he married he
came to be quite ashamed of what he
had done in Thibet and Africa and
other unknown corners ofthe earth,
and, after a while, very seldom spoke
of that part of his life at all; or, when
he did, it was only to allude to it as a
passing boyish fancy, altogether
foolish aud silly, like calf-love and
earlv attempts at poetry.
"/used to think I was going to
set the world on flre at one time, he
said once; "I suppose every young
fellow has some such ideas. I only
made an ass ot myself, and I'm glad
I'm well out ot it. Victoria saved me
from that." But this was long after
ward He died hard, and sometimes
he bad moments of strength in his
weakness, just as before he had given
up his career during a moment of
weakness in his strength. During
the first years after he had given up
his career, he thought he was content with the way things had come
to be; but it was not so, and now and
then the old feeling, the love of the
old life, the old ambition, would be
stirred into activity again by some
sight, or sound, or episode in the
conventional life around him A
chance paragraph in a newspaper, a
sight of the Arizona deserts of sage
and cactus, a momentary panic on a
ferry-boat, sometimes even fine music or a great poem would wake the
better part of him to the desire of doing great things At such times the
longing grew big and troublous
within him to cut loose from ic all
and get back to those places of the
earth where there were neither
months nor years, and where the
daysot the week had no names;
where he could feel unknown winds
blowing against his face and unnamed mountains rising beneath his
feet; where he could see great sandy,
stony stretches of desert with hot,
blue shadows, and plains of salt, and
thickets of jungle-grass, broken only
by the lairs of beasts and the path3
"ntlie^stelifBok make when they go
down to water.
* The most trifling thing would recall all this to him just as a couple of
notes have recalled to you whole
arias and overtures. But with Top-
pan it was as though one had recalled the arias and overtures and
then was not allowed to sing them.
We went into the arena and sat
down. Tho ring in the middle was
fenced in by a great, circular iron
cage. The tiers of seats around this,
a band was playing in a box over
' the entrance, ahd the whole interior
was lighted by an electric globe
slung over tho middle oi the cage.
Inside the cage a brown bear—to
me less suggestive ol a wild animal
than of lap-robes and furriers' signs-
was dancing sleepily and allowing
himself to be prodded by a person
whose' celluloid standing collar
showed white at tho neck above the
green of his Tyrolese costume. After
tliis we had a clown elephant, dressed
in a bib and tucker and vast baggy
breeches—like those of a particular
ly big French Turco—who had lunch
with his keeper. And then after they
had both made their bow and gono
out in bounded und tumbled the
dogs, barklug and grinning all over,
lumping up on their stools and
tuinolies, wriggling and pushing one
another about, giggling and excited
like so many kindergarten children
on a show-day.
While this was truing on, wo had
b<»en hearing Irom time to time a
great sound, halt-whine hall-rumb
Hug guttural cough, that came Irom
somewhere behind the exit (rom the
cage. It wan repeated at lapidl.y
decreasing Intervals, and givw
lower in pitch until It ended In a
hor! has* grunt. It sour.detl cruel
und meiiaeing, and when at It* lull
volume the wood ol the lieiiclies
under us thrilled and vibrated
There was a little |wui<ie In the
program while the arena was clean d
and new and much larger and
heavier paraphernalia were nel aliout
mul a gentleman with well gr.nmed
hair and a verv shiny hat. entered'him
MtA iiWeAlUCiA "Thn Motid'n gti'itlcot-
liotHamer.' Then he. went a wav
aim tlie lamer came in and stood ex
|MjctaiUly by the side olihe entrance.
swung up and down while the music
played a see saw waltz. And all the
while their great eyes flamed with
the detestation ofthe thing and their
black upper lips curled away from
their long fangs in protest of this
hourly renewed humiliation and
And one of the others, while waiting his turn to be whipped and
bullied, sat up on hiB haunches and
faced tis and looked far away beyond
us over the heads of the audience—
over the continent and ocean, as it
were—as though he saw something
in that quarter that made him forget
his present surroundings.
"Tou grand old brute," muttered
Toppan; and then he said: "Do you
know what you would see if you were
to look into his eyes now ? You
would see Africa, and unnamed
mountains, and great stony stretches
of desert, with hot, blue shadows,
and plains of salt, and lairs in the
jungle-grass, and lurking places near
the paths the steinbok make when
they go down to water. But now
he's hampered and caged—is there
anything worse than a caged lionV—
and kept from the life he loves and
was made for"—just here the tamer
spoke sharply to him, and his ej es
and crest drooped—"and ruled over,'
concluded Toppan, "by someone who
is not so great as lie, who bas spoiled
what was best in him and has turned
his powere to trivial, resultlessuses—
someone weaker than he, yet
stronger. Ah, well, old brute, it was
yours once, we will remember that."
They wheeled out a clumsy velocipede built expressly for him, and,
while the lash whistled and snapped
about him, the conquered king
heaved himself upon it and wept
around and around the ring, while
the band played the quickstep, the
audience broke into applause, and
the tamer smirked and bobbed his
well-oiled head. I thought of Sampson performing for the Philistines
and Thusnelda at the triumph of
Germamcus. The great beasts,
grand though conquered, seemed .to
be the only dignified one in the
whole business. I hated the audience who saw their shame from behind iron bars; I hated myself for
being one ot them; and I bated the
smug, sniggering tamer
This latter had been drawing out
various stools and ladders, and now
arranged the lions upon them so they
should form a pyramid, withbimseif
on top.-
Then he swung himself up among
them, witn his heels upon their
necks, and, taking hold of the jaws
ofbTTeTwrencKMTibem apart with an
great show of strength, turning his
head to the audience so that all could
And just then the electric light
above him cackled harshly, guttered,
dropped down to a pencil of dull red,
then went out, anq the place was
absolutely dark.
The band stopped abruptly with a
discord, and there was an instant of
silence. Then we heard the stools
and ladders cl .tterlng as the lions
leaped down; and straightway four
pair ot lambent green spats burned
out of the darknes* and traveled
swiftly about here and there, cross
ing and recroesing one another like
the lights of a steamer in a storm.
Heretofore, the lions had been slug
gisli and inert; now they were
aroused and alert in an instant, and
we could hear the swift pad-pad of
their heavy feet aB they swung
around the arena and tho sound of
their great bodies rubbing against
tho bars ofthe cage as one und thc
other passed nearer to us.
I don't think the audience at all
appreciated the situation at first, for
no one moved or seemed excited, and
one shrill voice suggested that the
band should play "When the electric
lights go out.
"Keep perfectly quiet, please,"
called the tamer out ofthe darkness,
and a certain peculiar ring in his
voico wai. tho first intimation of possible danger.
But Toppan knew; and as we heard
the tamer fumbling for the catch ol
the gate, which ho somehow could
not iooso in the darkness, he said
with a rising voice: "lie wants
lu get that galu opeu pretty quick.'
Hut fer their rest lens movements j
the lions were quiet; they uttered no;
sound, which was a bad sign. Winking and dazed by the garish blue-
whiteness of a few moments before,
tliey uuuld see i>erlectly now where
the tamer was blind.   ' j
Listen,'said -'oppun.   Near to un)
and on the  Inside of the  cage,  wo j
could hear a sound as ol Mane slender i
j body beiii'jr whiskiKl back and forth
over the surface ot the floor.   In
mi iii.iUiii i  gnt-st-.ed   w hat   it   wa»:
one the lions  wa* crouching there. .
whipping his sides with his tail,
"when he slops that, he'll spring,")
until the air shook and sang in our
ears. We could hear the great
beasts hurling themselves against
the bars, and could see their eyes
leaving brassy streaks against the
darkness as they leaped. Two more
sprang as the first had done toward
that quarter of the cage from which
came sounds of stamping and struggling, and then the tamer began to
I think that so long as Ishall live
I shall not torget the Bound of the
tamer s screams. He did not scream
as a woman would have done, from
the head, but from the chest, which
sounded so much worse that I was
sick from it in a second with that
sickness that weakens one at the pit
of the stomach and along the muscles
at the back of the legs. He did not
pause for a second. Every breath
was a scream, and every scream was
alike, and one heard through it all
the long snarls of satisfied hate and
revenge, muffledjby the man's clothes
and the rip, rip of the cruel, blunt
It seemed as though it had gone on
for hours, when some men rushed in
with a lantern and long sharp irons.
A hundred voices cried: ' Here he is,
over here!" and they ran around
outside the cage and threw the light
of the lantern on a place where a
heap of gray, gold-laced clothes
writhed and twisted beneath three
great bulks of fulvous hide and bristling black mane.
The irons were useless. The three
faries dragged their prey out of their
reach and crouched over it again
and recommenced. No one dared.'to
go into the cage, and still the man
lived and struggled and screamed.
I saw Toppan's fingers go to his
mouth, and through that medley of
dreadral noises there issued a sound
that, sick as I was, made me shrink
anew and close my eyes and teeth
and shudder as though some cold
slime had been poured through the
hollow of my bones where the marrow should be. It was as the noise
of the whistling of a fine whip-lash,
mingled with thc whirr of a locust,
magnified a hundred times, and ended in an abrupt clacking noise thrice
The sound made by Toppan was
the sound made by the great constrictors, when their huge bodies are
looped and coiled like a reata for the
throw that never misses, that never
relaxes, and that no beast of the field
Is built strong enough to withstand.
All the filthy wickedness and abom
inable malice of tbe centuries since
the Enemy first entered into that
shape that crawls, was concentrated
in that hoarse, whistling hiss.
At the second repetition the lions
paused. None better than they knew
what was the meanlng_QL_that_hi68,.
They had heard it before in their
native hunting-grounds in the earlier
days of. ummer, when the first heat
lay dose over all the jungle like the
hollow M tho, palm of an angry god-
When for a third time the sound
sung and shrilled in their ears, their
heads drew between their shoulders,
their great eyes grew small and glittering, the hackles rose and stiffened
on their backs, their tails drooped,
and they backed slowly to the further
side of the cage and cowered there,
whining and beaten.
Toppan wiped the sweat from the
inside of his hands and went into the
cage with the keepers and gathered
up the panting, broken body, with
its twitching lingers and dead white
tace and ears and carried it out.
A« we nut tlmt evening on the porch
of ToppnnR luuiHo, in a fashionable suburb oi the city, he naid for the third
time: "1 hud that trick from a Mpong-
■ve.ii headman.'' and added: -'It was
while I was hl Victoria Kails, waiting
lo cross the Kalahari Desert.'
I'lien lie ouitiinmd, his eyes growing
keener ami his uiaiiiuT -cliHiigiii|>;.'
" 1 hero is .101110 interesting- work to be
<loiie in that quarter by some one. Vou
whs, the Kalahari runs like this"—lie
drew tin* lines 011 tin. ground with his
euii*.. —'•fouling down in smoothing like
this shape from the Orange river to
about the twentieth parallel south.
The aiiuroiil gives its average elevation
about six hundred feel. I didn't ci'ohh
11, 111 thai unu.!, because we hud sickness and ilie poi lets cut. Hut 1 made a
lot ol ^;i .iliyir-il observations, and
fioin tht'M' I hive buiit up « theory
lh.it (lie Rulu'onii is n.■ .insert at nil, but
a Imi.'. weil'Mitierett plulenn, with luyiiei'
S a monthly journal that you do not
meet every day. Its home is in the
West, far from the smoke of crowded
cities and the hum of grinding commerce. High up in the mountains, surrounded by scenery that would drive some
artists mad with joy, its editor sits close to
heaven and draws inspiration from the
clouds ***********
Lowkry's Claim is principally devoted
to Truth and Humor. It has hosts of
friends and enemies. It is hated and loved
just according to how it strikes tbe human
miud. It presses the limit every time
and always deals from the top. It bows
to no creed, cringes to no god or devil, and
fears nothing, not even the sheriff. It is a
sham crusher, and aims to tear the mask
from everything that is evil. It is the
most independent magazine in the world,
and panders to no class, party, sect, creed,
color, flag or fat advertiser. It has pay
ore always in sight, and every shift shows
that it is increasing. It has touched a
chord in the human heart that vibrates
with its music wherever the English language breaks the ozone ********
If you want to get in line with it, get in
early as the circulation is limited to a million. No sample copies are sent to anyone,
but it is furnished free to all people who
are one hundred years old. Postage free
to any part of this wicked earth * * * * *
?10TL°" I?0 rHBtnUH We8f" Th? •ri^8' I Leadville, Colo , is accredited with a
too, thereabout call the place Linoka-'    , ,     .    . .    .      . iL   , ,  '
Noka, and that's the Bantu for rlvtsrs I *<>*«« output rlurmsr tlio month of May,
upon rivers. They're nasty though, j of 70,i,hK) tons valued at SI,010,000, or an
these Bantu, nnd gaveue lots of trouble. \ average of about $15
They have a,way of spitting little poi-        ■■■ n
soned thoniB into  vou unawares, and •
your tongue ewells up and turns blue j AU, sensible 1'ROI-lk TRAVEL hythb
and your teeth fall out and—' i
His wife  Victoria  came out on tho
porch in evening dress.
Id Tonpau
with a very sweet smile, "wo were just
X*   _mw _
''Ah, Vic," said Tonpan, jumping up,
ith a very sweet smile, "wo were just
talking about your paper-german next
Tuesday, and I think wo might have u th" ''a»^»'>}\ uiwnimouiiy n«ree«i toi.ythe
some very prettv favors made out of Truviiim; Piiiiilc,
there was .'mother short wait and the said Toppan, excitedly
I and struck n long minor chord.
And then they came in, one after
♦ l-i-n.    -Afl-Ksr      -inftl,      Iimii,       ,,,.,".i-.*-»|*,ii. it
Inw.hlnfr rtrMw, not  nt
hnmorodly. like the doers
"Ilrlng  ,1  light,   .tern -111 lclc!"j
collie the tamer's voice j
T-W.-.V,  ...*••,,*.,.   :,u,,y-..,.i     .     ,1    • A
nil   ocwA* I fet*t hv this -Mm«\ t.n1Vln** n\onA, nnd '
or the ele- • we heard a woman crv out.
white tioKue-paper—rosea  and butter
files,  you  know.''—Frank  Morris, in
tl e Argonaut,
Hear Fortune
Tapping   *\
opportunity -'inii'tlmirt Ini1*-ni your
ilour NVllell H  In II "I llVI'lll'il.        11 ITCH
11 tn|i: I buvc tv.11 iiilncnil i-lnliiw fur
mil' that limy Imve inllltoii-tcoiii'Mub-il
Iwiiciitli tin! hiiitm-i',   Tliey nr*' uitu-
I'O'll III lur llr.-irl . I III'' Kl.i'illl, tli .
tww-n lliu l'nyiii. iiimI Mmillnr mllie*.
Tli" territory I- licit nml u fniliiiii-
ui.if -ii,ill llu -]-.- nl ii r "I'l.i j ii, ,*
I in inliiiil If n.Id lm ..hii.lv. Ail.
R. T. Lowery
New Denver, H. C.
Kll IIIIJ nS' KIT.I, nl! I'lHI TIM I*;
.lc J.11 * >\i- Iii il » llli i on; im -..in. '     J     ..-ui
tlnir fully 1" n I'nl'f    II imt    Hill,   .(*.
\l !• l-ill. I'lVf Mill   l')ll|i|  .,*, UH ll!    I,*)    Illl.   month
.111 u mil 1,-nii' it I'liiitnu'l li. ji .1   ...ii  Will   fur
Arrive WINKII'Kd sd ilny torn n. in.
Arrive ST, I'AUL .ill tiny if-Ki \i. 111
ArriveCIIICAUo-ltlulay .«.*»«. m,
Arrive TOHOXTO Mil ilay t:i!i |i. in.
Ai'rh'i! MOS'THKAl, .'itlulay t':lii|, in.
Arrhti NKW YOHK mil ilny H:-V.n. in.
('l'i-*.' I'liini-i-tiim fur all Kn^iirn (mini*
KAST- Leave Duiiuiore .lutictiou dnily
for Si Pauli Kootenay Landing
Tui.mIuv .wid Satindai for Tomato,
Montreal, nml all Kin-ii'tii Points
,1 trl|i K.i 1 i'V»*r lli.- (' I'. If will i..iivln(.|. mui
H |.i 11    r -infill'!* mul i-iii,ti'ii|i-itr,-,
l-'.n '111 ihi r liiliiiiiiili'.ii rt'w lolliu  ill'   "nuly
».'.'  .'.;;!, :**
0,11, i.AKKK'ir  ,l,.i-iii Ww i< i:,,i,
K   '- Co. I. .  \   'i   I'   ,l.n . \ ,'iin'i nvi-t
I   »   1.1I.1   li l'..t , Ni  ..hi. II ('
I'ABKOT Mineral Clnlm,
Sltuuli' in thu Sltvan Mliilnir Di virion of \V««
Kontrniiy District.   When- IuoaIihI:   On the
Payne  MouiiUin, emit of nnd julnliiir the
Mitrenry Mineral Clnlm. :
'IUKE NOTICE,  tlmt 1, Arthur S. F.'irvtoll,
1    nctliiKiwapjiil for Umor H. Snyder, fiw
miner'* t'firMfleniii No. II MO'ii, nnd llnrold So-
loim, free inliii-i'h I'crtilicKti! No. II 81-171, intt'liil,
sixty   daj-B   from   the   diile   Imi'inf.   in  ap-
lily to thi'Mintiit: Hcciinli'r fur u Curlllicute of
Improvement, for the pun**!' of ulitninlnR *
Crown Ornnt of the rilmYP. clnlm.
And further tnka nntleu thut uetinn, muter m:C-
llmi .17,must lie I'liiimieiu'Oil before the Ipsuhiic**
of «neh Ccrllllenli! of Improvement!*
lldlpil thl* 1 Ith day of November. A. I) l*"*l
I'KNOHSOOT   Mineral  Claim,
Situatii in tin* MIoiRn MiniiiK IlivUlon of Went
Itooteimy    OUtrii-l.        Wliurt     |oi'Ht«,il:
mu Four Mile Creek, iidjolnliur tho Hewitt
Mini l.ui'iiii I inline.
rpAKK NOTICK that 1. M   K   W. lUlhlwue,
-*-   Free Miner* Ortltliaie No   It. ifiUVjii, for
inyxelf. mid h* Hircnl for Prank Culver, Prim
MliK'i'MVrilfii'.'ii.- Sn   H  '>:'m inii'iiii. »lxty
ilny* Irom the   date   hereof to apply  to tbt
MiniiiK Itfeorder fur a Cerlilleaie ..f Improvement* for Hie |iiit'|KiN>of oluaiiilmr!! I'i.wii itriuit
■il tlli'ftliove I'lallli.
Ami further take iiotiei- that aitl..n under Miction .'17 iniiot liecominiiit'i'il iM'tore the iMUimceof
■-mi itllleale of liiipriivi-nu'nt*.
IV'itedtliM'.tli 'av of October. A. !> V.*H.
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Kmiliiiiit HUtriil W'hi-ie Inenliil On
I'liyili- Miilllit.iiu, Si .llli of Kllninn.
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iilmnt, or evfln the benr, bat with l "i'Ioahc keep as qnlet aa »x».sll)lc j
low ii-«ii«in« liendu, iturly, wmolilul, j ii-H-Jiwi and K«ntleintjii!' cried the;
tlieir eyes Kiuttiuintf wit|» the mxe i umor; "it won't do to excite—" |
Hixl lute tlmt burned in llieir h-fHit»! From tlie direction ot tlir- voieo'
una t run nic.v tin rod uot vem. muir, come tho ttouml ol a heavy tall ntid a.
loo**, yellow hide* rolled And rip t crwili thnt i|iook the Iron grating* In'
pled over the gre.H muielea m they I their sockajk :
moved, and the breath eotnlncr from I    "He'H ifot hlml" ultoutcd Toppnn.
their hot, half open moathn tamed to    And then what a scene!    In that
•team aa it ftrttek t ie air. thick darknets everyone ipntng up,
A huge, blne-pafntad see-naw wrtslKtrnnblln-if ov*»r «h#» nentA unrf over
draped out to the eentre, and the j each other, all thoatin«r and crying,
tamer made a tharp mmnA ol com- ont, anddxnlj* ttriftkim with a <[*nlr{
mand.   Slowly, and with twitching j fear ol something tbey could not see.
talk two ci them obeyed and elam-1 Iiuide tbe barred death-trap every \
henng upon the  halaoelng-board, 1 Hon taddealv gave tongue at mm.
ThU mom li at tht Until quality,
9*4 A ■uutunu ia iii. t1—-
WtBtftawUf •rlM«(«( l'i»,n -»-*-rrr-«a
im"*.*wwia" •"**• "•* ""''   " "uyn
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Our ntm llluiiritid tiuloiut will
V» 1f,t9i*.A.tl n« r*i.!,,i-,tl
9* tkmthay tttaai ite« purchiM
atk* ***** *ay atikk Mit«M4
U Ml Krf«ilr Mtltfatorjr.
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T«ap aU AStUitff itnati,
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tt liniii"iit".i'r llie» limy inive iniii-tfrrertlli ir
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V> ill", »nit etch ol tun, tiirhttrrtty n.lllitil thai
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Ulmr ami lm|iriivem«ii»" "l»'i> lh* ubnve •n*ii-
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wuint iuhiiuui nm tiuiLtttinio
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W«nt KooUiiHf DiMikl. Wlwti IwalaA:
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At.lt »,    Mi,    ;,   Mini nil   I hilm.
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;      t«r and h«i>l of 'I -nclve Mil* i-n-i-k*.
TAKK NOTK'K Tlmt I   ir*»rtM-rt T. T»l*«.»i
1    »i»nl for Pttfi-rlr MrfV. Vrer MinerV t^r-
Ihe Mlittml Arf lit»A
lt»ihit u Nn
iirii.»*f, itwt.
I-Httwlai Htw ivttivi-f, U. <*., Oil* ytiA *1t»-i>*   <,f mi Ji <"< ni*(*t+of |m;4i.v»u/«f-iU.
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Uamlm. i. .	
Notary Publics.
li. Notary Puhlie, Insurance Agent and
Mining Broker. MiningStocks bought and sold.
General agent for Slocan properties. Small
Debts Court held lst and 3rd Mondays iu every
mouth.   Estahlished /,895.
Fvorp the sups Kenne* \
and American plan. Meals, 85 cents. Booms
from 2'c up to $1. Only white help employed.
Nothing yellow about the place except the sold
In the i-afe. MA LONE & TREGILLUS.
 , is coritrally
  located and lit by electricity It is headquarters for tourists and oid timers. Miners or
millionaires are equally welcome. THOS.
MADDEN. Proprietor.     •
THE ROYAL HOTEL,, Nelson, is noted for
the excellence of its cuisine.   SOL JOHNS,
BARTLETT HOUSK, formerly the Clark
is the best $1 a dav hotel in NelBon. Only
white help employed. G W. BARTLETT
THE   EXCHANGE, in KASLO, has plenty
of airy rooms, nnd n liar replete with Ionics
ami-bracers of ninny kinds.
1 iHE MAZE, in KASLO.  is  just the place
for slocan iteople to lind when dry or In
search of a dowr.v couch.
T G. BTKLVIN, Mnnufneturtnp Jeweller.
»J, Expert Witch R-epnlrer, Diamond Setter,
;'nil Engraver. Manufactures Chains. Lockets
nwlRliiKs. Workmanship guaranteed equal to
itiiy in Canada. Orders by mail solicited. Box
.10, Sandon.
SJ. 1>HA1R, Dealer In Foreign and Do-
, mcBtic Clfrnrs and Tobaccoes. Biker St,
Kootenay Candy Works,
ifacturinu   a
Nelson, B. C
J   A.   M0DONAX.U,    Manufacturing   and
.   Wholesale Confectioner
"Wholesale   Merotiants.
ers in Butter. Efrps, Cheese, Produce and
Fruit,Nelfon. B.C.
»1>UK   UHOLOITOH   A   CO.,    Nelson.
ImiK ner-:. Wholesale Grocers and Provision
l!e''?i-ii. ni".
.   licitor, Notary Public.
Every Friday at Silverto.i.
B., Uarrisier, So-
Sandon, B. C,
. . Solicitor, Notary Public.
B., Barrister,
  ...*w.«ry Public.    Sandon, B. C.
BTJinc-h Office at New Denver every Saturday.
Mining Properties.
Minini; propertlee should address Box 50,
ew Denver, B. C,
when you want soft drinks.   Special atten-
Iod paid to the trade of families,
0. E. BIGNEY. Sandon.
Ineuranoe <Sc Real Histc-vto
Insurance Agents.    Dealers In Real Estate
lnlng Properties.   Houses to rent and Town
Lots for Sale.
"I S. RASHDALL, New Deuver, B. C,
Real Estate and Mineral Claims for Sale. Claims
represented and Crown Granted,
Lumber, Doors, Windows. Storo Fronto-Show
Cises, Store and Bar Fixtures. Counters, Fancy
Glass. H. HOUSTON, Manner.
Nelson, B, C.
£ £vr*tm iUIia Slt*T>
if* %/9t*%*%> '%%-%%%<%'%> %r4
A new dealer is at the Government's green-covered table at Victoria;
But tbe same people get the
What a huge josh this gamble of
politics has got to be:
Like a lot of little boys I see occasionally playing at baseball close
to my kennel door;
The two bigger of them have it
all"their own way;
When they want to bat they bat;
When they prefer to pitch and
catch they pitch and catch;
The rest of the boys keep the
game going—and all have a huge
The game at Victoria is distinctly different, but the -modus operandi is very similar;
The big boys in the political
game play "in" and play "out" as
it suits them;
When they become tired they put
the smaller boys "in" or "out" as
the situation warrants;
But all the while they are behind
the game and take the rake off.
Last week Dunsinuii .was pulled
down and Prior substituted;
In a little while the big boys will
conclude that Prior has been "in"
long enough and he will be pulled
down and some other goslin from
the brain incubator substituted.
Iu a way, those Island fellows
are a wise lot—they have the game
of politics down pat.
They alsQ have the Province
downed pat.
Itis their idea—and they are
ready to, and do, share the idea
with many Main landers, that all
the brains of the Province are held
in a little box in a little city on a
little island named Vancouver.
It is uot so great a sin to have
such an idea—even the worst of
ideas have some good in them;
But it is a sin to work such a
confidence game, on the people of
No doubt, years ago, Victoria
could boast of brainy men—and
some of them were in politics—but
not bo today.
A gang of grafters are working
off ou the people political intrigue
for brains.
They are determined to hold the
one "leader" exposes his weakness
they fish out another.
They howl themselves hoarse,
when howling is popular, for "party
lines" to be drawn, but have you
noticed how prone they are to forget the party leaders when new
men are to be chosen to carry on
the Government?
For instance, how nicely they
forgot Wilson, in the present crisis.
At the Conservative convention
held some time ago Prior made a
strong puli for the leadership, but
Wilson beat him.
But what does a party convention's
choice amount to when it is not in
accord with the wishes of the men
who get the rake-off ?
Miss Morris tells the following
in her book. The incident took
place in New Orleans one evening
when Miss Morris was playing
"A colored girl, who had served
me as dressing-maid, came to see
me, and I gave her a "pass," that
she might see from the "front''
the play she had often dressed me
for. She went to the gallery, and
found herself next to a young black
man, who had brought his sweetheart to see her first play.
"The girl was greatly impressed,
and easily moved, and at the fourth
act, when. Armand hurled the
money at me, striking me inthe
face, she turned to her young man,
saying savagely: ' You, Dabe, you
got ter lay for dat white man ter
night an' lick der life onteu him.'
Next moment I had fallen at
Armand's feet. The curtain was
down, and the girl was excitedly
declaring I was dead ! while Dave
assured her over and over again:
"No, honey, she can't be dead yit,
'cause, don'yer see, der's anuder
act, an' she jus' nacherly's got ter
be in it."
When, however, the last act was
ou, it was Dave himself who did
the business. The pathetic death
scene was almost over, when applause broke from the upper part
of the house. Instantly a mighty
and unmistakable negro voice said:
"Hush—hush ! She's cliinin' der
golden stair dis time, shur—keep
Shoes for 11 Manitoba family.
A Winnipeg shoe dealer recently
received the following order from
a customer—a French-Canadian:
"You will put some shoe on my
litle families like this, and send by
Sam Jameson, the carrier: One
man, Jean St. Jean (me), 42years;
one woman, Sophie St. Jean (she),
41 years; Hermedes and Lenore,
19 years; Honore, 18 years; Ce-
lina, 17 years; Narcisse, Octavia
and PhylliB, 16 years; Olive, 14
years; Phillippa, 13 years; Alexandre, 12 years; Rosina, 11 years;
Bruno, 10 years; Pierre, 9 years;
Eug*.ne, we lose him; Edouard
and Elisa, 7 years; Adrien, 6 years;
Joseph, 3 years; Moise, 2 years;
Muriel, 1 year: Hilaire, he go barefoot.    How much?
Tenth Year
Hu had 15 years eximrlcnei' in dental work, ai
iimkoft a spucUity of Gold Bridge Work,
complete dcnlnl office In B C.
O-exieral   Store.
JT. KKLLY,   THHBE   r<n
•   Groceries, Dry Goods, Ete.,
pod til over the KIochi.
FOHKS, dewier In
Good* Ship-
ICM. Tho mont complete iini t ii
on the Continent of North Ameri- n CA L I II
en. Situated midst Hennery un- nrAnnf
rlTtlledforOrandeur. IloHtlnsr. R CO U if I
Flsbini-r and Kxi-urftUm* to tlie many point* of
intereot. Teleirraiihtp communication with all
ptruof tlie world; two nulls arrive and u.'iurt
•very tlty. Its hattie* euro all nervous and
muscnlar diseases: tt* water* hen I all Klrtiisy. I
lilvw and Htotimih Ailment* of every name.
The price of a roumltrtp ticket iietwettn
Ntw Denver and Halcyon, obtainable all the
year round aud (rood for »t aay*, I, «3.M, |l*|.
eyon Rprliifs, Arrow U*ka, II: C.
offer for Xmas!!!
20 % Discount
On all (tools now in stock, from
Nov, mh till Now YMrt. KODAK
Imvoan offor like thh fromothur
house, afterNi.w Year*, but not liefore. Hlx-k C'liisUt* of Jewelery.
Silverware, Optical O.-oil., Katn-y
win*, He.
It isn't what a woman Uucan't
know so much as why she doesn't
know it that counts with a man.
If there are fences in heaven perhaps the city girl who formerly
spent the summer in the country
may be able to fly over them.
(»       .—
Many a married man who knows
enough to come in out of the rain
prefers to stay out rather than face
the domestic storm inside.
Why von should buy
Because n uthphnw qu«juy.
Because a te uiv »><>*! inning
chew,        ■"""■
Because it
JOIW  Mtl.ATdttK,   Dominion and
vlniUI J.miil Surviiy.ir.   Xi-U.n, II C.
U. I', li.Tlme Iiujiectiir.
The Filbert Hotel
AH HEYLAND, Enifineor and I'mvlnrlal I
•   Lftiui hurviynr.   KASl/ti .
Hall orders promptly stymied to.
lir    *• TKKTEKL • CO., NeUon. H. C,
Tf •   Dealer* in all Unit* mA Ktmytri Ou\t*
Jit.   OAMKllOK, ftindon. Mannfactnres
.   CUAhlim t-io-rtUu. ami emw.ltt uairmi^i
rom all elas*e«.
Is tho house to stop at when
in tho Silvery City. The
rooms nre airy and the beds
conducive tu .slumber, while
the cull-bell* benide every
door will put you in mind of
modern civilization. The
meals in the dining room
"| will mako a ma«h upon your
tasic and change your atom-
ach into an internal heaven.
The Filbert is cosmopolitan,
jpjp jk» a fin Ay CO I<im*XbiUU V'1'UJJ lut' v auauian
^American and European
plan. The bar ia replete
with all kinds of bracers fiom
gentle old rye to the tipple
* Ate   Inrtf-PHt hljfli
gt*(\e 5 or lOe |mti{.
BeCaUSe the ingmiro vnUmblo for
lut, loot.
B6CaUSe *'"    ifinnuitfc   wvery
\'\\\g, 0111'.
BCCaUSe V01"' «l«,i>l'''' l* nuHtnr«
i/-i"l   tn    relnnil    vnnr
ttioiii'v If vou ore not
Oold l.*i|Oold*mlSII«r*f..» .Tl
1**4 tAiMiiA'tWrteupp.- %Ml
«»mplee hy matl ree#lv»p«>iTi|rt attenfl«n,
CiAi tnd Silver Refined and Boufht
. ••p«lt*« II.,  t>eMeor, C«It».
aAy in e»rh rountv lo mejiaM
'■       "    41,1
Cigar Oo.
I   ,Oi IhiOi 1
i: • r.
» *Tk.
• (Ml,
* mi
to i4d ettablldMd Imsse ut a,HI
Int.   A stnltht, bone fld* w^»l» i
fl* w paM hy elMqar each \V«J-
' iiirwnie'ii -ffri'i't fr.m  h>ia'fi|iiir At     ± _ ■ '   .* >
.itattr*»u* *n»iM9 u*ni«**rj that loams in the trh'is.s.
if., ttihatfi. I °
"Sev *r * liiiHtinKtA nr lirrt*»h^Jit"ii,
1 v I*'* I' iHrifir »dfertieinsr noMeitnuA
'iitore u etdy ul meAlum* tor oveiyi
«. I i        i nn atfnrtl to *p#rnl,               !
P. H. Murphy
For -j-jii'its s-f-tj/lj' tef-
WtmttMle Agents for B.C.
V*iif<»oter, ll.C*
HIT I-i ,.
**±**i £Uitt ittO
Our Special
F.I flrmd-ft?
Our Holiday Stock coinprises every line handled by tho jeweler, and each line is tu comprehensive as unlimited resburecs and
competency can make it. Watches. Clocks, Diamonds, Silverware, Jewelery, Etc, Every department is complete in itself: no one
being sacriticed to another. We sell every line a specialty, and our oloso relations with the bost manufacturers enables us to do
so greatly to your advantage    ' In buying from me you get the best goods at the lowest price, quality considered.
JACOB DOVER, Sehlesjoenw§lcer
i  . • _ • ~
Orders by m.\il receivj our prompt attention.
Send your watch repairs to me and I will do tne rest.
Matrimony is a school in which
women unlearn most of the things
they knew about men.
9:(Xi a m. Lv. KASLO An. 3:15 p. in.
11:25 a. m. Ak. SANDON Lv. 1:00 p. m.
5:00 a. m, Lv. NELSON Au. 7:15 p. m.
8:40 a. m. Ar.    KASLO   Lv. 3:35 p. in
Tickets sold to all partB of the United
States and Canada via Great Northern
and 0. R & N. Company's lines.
For further particulars call on or address
ROBERT IRVING, Manager, Kaslo,
This old-time hotel has recently
been bought by the undersigned
and renovated into an up-to-
date hostelry. Miners, tourists
and all classeB of this world's
people can always get a square
meal and an easy bed within
the portals of my doors. The
bar contains many kinds of
nerve bracers, ranging from
the brew of Cody to the sweet
cordials of sunny France. If
you are dry, hungry, weary or
sad when passing through the
Forks, lift the latch and drop in.
Silver King Hotel
In Nelson, I have secured a
lease upon the Imperial, and
have changed tho name to
what it was years ago:
The Silver King Hotel
This name is familiar to all
who blazed the trails in early
days, and the newcomer*
will not forgot it if thoy drop
in and see mo.
Have shops in nearly all the camps and cities
of Kootenay and Boundary. They sell the
best meat obtainable and aim to give satisfaction to every customer. Try a line of their
P.   BURNS   &  CO.
That assays high in artistic merit, quickly
Denver's «i.i«*:.*,«. .•—
done at New
printing emporium—
Staple and Fancy
Agent for
Hauling and Packing to Mines,
and general local business.
Saw Denvnr, II. V.
General Draying: Mining Sup-
plies and Heavy Transport-
Our Baggage wag6ns meet all Sunday trains.
Saddle Horses and Pack *.arcuis.
Feed Stables at New Denver.
Kootenay Coffee
Ih<*l«r* in Tea* nml Coffee.
All mi»<!«•• ami price*. A
trill or il it -villcltwl. ...   .
Kootenay Coffee Company
P. O. II n I*?. W«*t IUV.tr Ml.
.VRLSON, li. C.
Seeds, Trees,
JriaillS AGKI0Ur,TUiUL
"RnlVlC for Fall or Spring
■UUlUb piling.,
Catalogue Free.
*y« Weitmlnrtor Road. Vancouver, H. 0.
KASLO, B. 0.
Fred. Irvine & Co.
to 4i:4 from E-ttnjfat-Mi i*4«t* 114 C****tiar \
*M Am*rt#»t Hn*«.     Apply   fir mllli,* Ait*
yn^.i.iuiruiD* full ieftrmutoo m niyi:    '
Uyanwtat'' j
C. P. B. A«t*l. Kw tam.   I
',    * V. T. Oxnati^gi. 9.*. A. Ar>, Wtmi*m' «M
We have a beautiful range of
Indies' Suitin0*s
In Hlack Rroataclohs, Bhtck, BUio and Red Serges, Cashmere all colors,
Striped Flannels, Woolen Crepe do Chine, in all fushioimblo shades. Some-
thinff to suit everyone.   In Rummer goods wc have a fine range of Colored and
TV    • *   TV      * i * T*V l if*,' i     r* •»» r. ,    * -.    V»       •. 	
...»,,» »ji»i»kk*»'vw>i!»,   v %\ti'i'iSl'i,v.>i%  iViVa   ou iyK/ik   vu^A'iiU'itVft,   *ouiJ>U)ll   I»1U6IUJ»,   VlCtOf)H*)
Bishops, and Persian Lawns, Striped Grenadine Muslins.      High class Dry
Goods in all lines.
Fred. Irvine & Co.
Choice Line of Latest and most Fashionable Millinery, and Dressmaking
 _^ (twprimirKcii'.ivr.ipitfitit. tTTicyrrnv
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