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JUNE,  1906
Anything becomes    a. poison
taken in excessive quantities.
when; It is still a fact that every religion
but our own looks ridiculous, and tends
to excite our risibility.
Remember partner, when   your liver i
grows cold what a friend you have in!
tho bucksaw.
Ie devoted to Truth, Humor and Jus- > ���
���See. and is published monthly at Nel-!   Religion   is   something   like
eon, B. C, Canada.    It is sent, post- oil.    Apparently good   for those   who
Frank Griffith is one of the heroes of
the Slocan. For more than ten years
he has all alone driven a tunnel on oho
castor of hia claims, and has not yet tapped
the ore. If there were more men liko
Frank what a camp the Slocan would
be.   It would be all holes, or prosperity.
paid, to any part of the world for $1 think thoy need it
a year.    Advertising rates are $2 an*
inch each insertion. i    in England hundreds of Anglican par-.
Lowery's Claim has never been raid-; eons   are on the   verge of   starvation, j   The peoplo of Canada are laboring un-
ect by the sheriff, railroaded hy an in- j They should work for a living. der a delusion in   regard   to   politics.
dignant populace, nor bulldozed by the - They imagine that we have Liberalism
���brokers who issue tickets on heaven The Roman Catholic church could do when this real thing is clericalism. The
for a consideration. It does not believe a power of good If it would prohibit the leaders of politics at Ottawa take their
in the fall of man, ner the hydra-head- eating of meat every day during the sum cue from the church ancl wriggle ac
ed god waved before a long-suffering; mer months,
public by those who peddle theologic j
cording to the way the fat bishops hold
the lash.
dope, and subsist upon the feans and Preaching in thc Methodist church
���superstitions of the human race. Iti acts like phosphorus upon some of the; The calamity at 'Frisco gave many
believes In everything good, end hopes' Pa^nsjud^in^rrom the way they sidle;town an opportunity to work off a lot
that a method will  yet be discovered | up to thlilacties/   ' iof stale or rotten   provisions   dn   the
that will smelt all evil out of the world   I name of charity.   A town or individual
and leave nothing but gold in the heart Priests are ever ready to teach their j that would send mouldy or rotten provl-
of man. If you believe as we do send subjects about marriage and divorce sions to unfortunate humanity in tho
in aa many subscribers as possible -so when they know nothing about either!guise of generous charity would rob tho
dead ir no one was looking, taking the
shroud when nothing else was available.
that we can keep the press running un- from a standpoint of experience.
til  a process  is discovered  that  will ������
jar all misery from this universe and     The pope has the gout   This te sur-
annex tt to the flower gardens ln -the prising, especially because he does not I    with few exceptions parsons are a lot
New Jerusalem
Editor  and   Financier.
cat meat on Friday, and his church has of sissies and drones who live upon tho
so many shrines that cure disease in- rear and ignorance of the human race
The   other   night   in Spokane   two
Sick people should stay sick until thoy Ethiopian women held up a parson and
get better. robbed him of his watch and $40.   The
  i police have not been able to discover
A man may drink water but he should where he got tbe $40.
never allow it to drown hlm.
Huckleberry Finn,   written by Mark
One day expended in doing justice is Twain, is claimed by many experts on
worth a million years of prayer. j literature to be the greatest novel of the
  I ago yet tho saphoads in charge of the
Tho dollar Is mighty in Nelson, oven'Public libraries in   Brooklyn have shut
i it out   It is an even bet that they would
[shut  LOWERY'S  CLAIM  out just  as
They stand in the way of progress and
their theological dope enslaves and mentally debauches all who fall beneath ita
spell. Before the world can advance
to the highest civilization the creed
booster and his lying trade must bc
swept out of existence.
a grocery boing called after It.
Sunlight has Increased at Greenwood.
There is another paper in the camp.
A subscriber in Arizone asks us why
the Lord's Day Alliance does not mako
an effort to stop the rates of interest and
rents which never keep Sunday or pay
tithe. We suppose in the rush to get
everything ln their bill of oppression thc
)AUiance people havo overlooked thev
ceaseless work of rents and Interest.
We respectfully draw thoir attontion to
lhe j the oversight, and suggest at the samo
If Willie Sherring had   written
Sissy, beware of the sweetheart who greatest poem of the age instead of win- time that they have all the clocks and
turns down tho parlor light for his love ning a footrace Hamilton would probably watches stopped on Sunday, and if pos
ts only hip high.
take 50 years to discover that, he lived | stole have the esun hido its face,
in that city.   As a quick winner physi- ���
Tho earthquake at 'Frisco was evident- cal feats have brain contests backed so j    There would be more sense in barring
ly a visitation of Providence.    Eighty-
seven churches were destroyed.
���Frequently you will notice In your
town that the most immoral and dishonest people are the most religious.
far into the soup of popularity that it; the War Cry fro mthe mails than the
takes a century of time to eee them.       ! Appeal to Reason.   Of all mentally de-
' j bauched literary nightmares that flutter
Priests and parsons hate   the   truth j in the ozone, the War Cry is certainly
when it conflicts with   their business. | entitled to the first position.   The stuff
j That is the reason why   they hate the j it contains would drive a Piute to drink
i writer, and knock his journal every time! if ihe could read it, and if Jesus ever
The church knocks   a man into the j they gret a chance.   The ordinary creed j saw a copy he would blush with shame
ditch and tells him to stay there.   As j booster is about as small a thing men- at tbe way in which his name is used
an evidence do not the creed boosters j tally that can be put on two legs, and
always tell the poor to be content anel must be a fool or a liar in order to stay
serve their masters? [at what he calls his profession.
in order to rake in the pennies for a lot
of cadgers under the guise of the Salvation Army,
WimmSmmmWmmhWmwii -�����-* ��� ,-
A Royal Farce.
When the Princess Ena, who Is to
marry the King of Spain, got converted
from Episcopallanism to Catholicism
for thst purpose, she said without letting an eyelid drop:
*T. Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg,
having before my eyes the Holy Gospels,
which I touch with my hand, and knowing that no one can be saved withthat
faith which the Holy Catholic, Apostolic,
Roman Church holds, believes and teaches; against which I grieve that I have
greatly erred, inasmuch as I have held
and believed doctrines opposed to her
"With a sincere heart therefore, anc
with unfeigned faith, I detest and abjure every error, heresy and sect opposed to the said Catholic. Apostolic.
and Roman church. So help me God'
and these His Holy Gospels which I
touch with my hand."
The bishop of Nottingham kept a
straight face, gave the princess absolution, so she can start square with the
church, and presented from the pope a
plenary indulgence, so she can continue
as she has been going. And the world
looks on and laughs, except a few who
take their religion seriously, not knowing hotter.���Truthseeker.
I feel sorry for Ena having to take
such a terrible hair-splitting oath In order that she and the king of Spain can
sleep under the eame quilt I do not
know the king of the Dons, but It Is
a safe bet that If you drew to him you
would never fill your. hand. It Is said
that he never hit a drill in his life,
drove on the river, broke the bucking
broncho or played Everybody Works
But Papa with a bucksaw. The poor
chap! He Is not to blame for being a
king. That is one of the ways that
Europeans see God, and tbe habit appears to be Incurable. Still, If he fell
off the throne what would become of
him and tho brave girl who has sacrificed so much to be ever by his ride,
and chew bonbons out of tbe same bonbon nier re? Why, the chances are he
could not rustle hard enough to buy the
beer, snd his wife would have to take In
In order to take such a powerful oath
Ena must lie stuck on his kinglets with
the ringlets, full of dope, or else driven
to the matrimonial abattoir through tbe
heartless machinations of royal politics.
Any of those three things would drive
sense from tbe upper etope of a he-
jeweled young lady of nineteen sweet
summers. Otherwise she would have
let the King or the Dona throw away
the holy water and come into her camp
or Episcopalian hymn books. Of course
1 know the King of Spain cannot marry
any lad/ who Is not a Roman Catholic
and hold his job in his degenerate empire, but if he really loved Ena why not
throw away the damned old throne of
Spain and save his betrothed the sneers
of the world? Any man who would not
sacrice a throne for the woman he
loved Is no greater than a white chip in
Phoenix. It is better to dwell In a log
cabin with the woman you love than live
in a palace where the strongest passion
ia a jest, a mockery subject to the mummery of a creed and a curse to all submerged la Its perversion. Here endeth
the first lesson.
Ena Is a niece of King Edward. Edward is a king by accident of birth, a
Protestant In religion, and those who
know aim say that he la fairly up to date
In everything except traveling In British Columbia. He Is a man of the world
and changes hie clothes of toner, and haa
moqs titles than almost any other man
on earth. He la well kept by the people
whom he calls His subjects, and millions
say they love htm aa others do their
Jesus. Edward la a man of the world,
well versed in theatrical affairs and no
doubt with some sense or humor, unless
he oaa lost It by reading Punch. If our
beloved Edward Is really imbued with
the saving' grace of humor how he must
have laughed wten Ena. dasaled by the
light of a crown became a traitor to the
religion she learned at tbe tutor's knee
and cursed her own folks, her dear uncle
Included. The world must indeed still be
sunk In fear and Ignorance when In the
door of the 20th century it will put up
the money for such a nonsensical exhibition of royal servility to childish mummery as that which recently occurred
when the heatulful Ena changed trails on
the route of superstition. Royalty must
| Indeed think little of religion when It
looks on while one of Its members promises to hate them, and throws away her
old creed aa If It were an empty champagne Dottle. In addition to all the other
horror it Is an awful knock upon tiie
Anglican church to have one of Its prominent members hand It the icebouse.
and aklp ont on the candle-lighted stage
tor the New Jerusalem via Spain. Here
endeth the second lesson.   Amen?
Laboucherc waa once sent by the British
minister "to look after some Iflsh patriots" at Boston. Taking up his quarter*
at a small botel. he entered his name u��
Smith If you have a spare hour ln almost any American city you can get into
a game of "draw" or anything else in the
way of gambling. In the evening of his
arrival the attnche Incontinently entered
a gaming establishment and lost all the
money he had except half a dollar. Then
he went to bed, satisfied no doubt with
his proweess. The next dsy the Pallia
seised on the hotel for debt, and all the
guesth were requested to pay ih'-ir bills
and take away their luggage. l*bourche
could not pay. and therefore could not
take away his luggage. All he could do
was to write to Washington for a remittance and wait two days for its arrival.
The first day he walked about and spent
hia half dollar for food. It was summer
and he slept on a bench In the park. In
the morning he went to the bay to have
a waah. independent of all the cares and
troubles of civilisation. But he had nothing with which to buy himself a breakfast Towarda evening he entered a restaurant and ordered a dinner without sny
clear Idea of how he was to pay the bill
except to leave his coat ns a pledge.
And here comes In an example of young
Labourche's luck, tempered hy a ready
wit   As tb�� hungry and for the time ba
in* penniless attache ats his dinner he observed that aU the waiters were Irishmen snd thst they not only continuously
stared at him. but were evidently discussing him wllh one another, a guilty con.
science Induced hi into think that thia
was because of his Impecunious appe��r-
ance, and that they were making catou-
lattons aa to the value of hia clothes.
At last one of them approach-Mi their anxious customer and tn a low voice sate]
"I beg your pardon, sir. Are you the p*l
trtot Meagher?" Now this patriot was a
gentleman who had beeen sent to Aust-jalu
and had escaped thence te the United
"It was my business to look after patriots." said I��abourehe. telling me thi
story, "so I put my Anger beforo my lip*
and aaid 'Hush!* at the same time casting*
my ey.ea up to the ceiling as though 1
saw a vision of Erin beckoning me. it
was felt at once that I waa Meagiv r The
choicest viands were placed before me nnd
most excellent wine. When I had done
justice to alt the good things I went to
the bar and boldly asked for my bill. The
proprietor, also an Irishman, said: 'From
a man like you who haa suffered In a
good cause. 1 can take no money. Allow a brother patriot to shake hands with
you.' I allowed hint.'* He further allowed
tho waiters to shake hands with htm
and then stalked forth with the stern.
resolved, but somewhat coiidem-ending air
which he had seen assumed hy the patriots iu exile. Again he slept In the park:
again he washed In tko bay. Then he
went to the poatomce. got hia money and
break! sated. -People.
Old Bill Shift leas, who was converted a
few week* ago. now threatens to backslide
But It will surprise no one. for that H
regular with him Bill eaya It la not hi"
fault he hasn't stuck, but that efcttrea
members would not give him * canoes.
He Maya he thought thr brothers in th*
ehureh always helped one another Ha
went to SStStai of Ihem and wsnted te
borrow a sum of money lo get bis spring
work on Ihe farm started, but all of ihem
turned him down. "instead of helping m*i
get a start." says Bill, "they wanted ���*
lo give something lowaeda paying lee
fat preachers salary. He has a good X��b
and doesn't need my mon**y. There is
nothing In being religious." Bill also t**f*
there are too many hyprocrtiea In las
ehureh to suit him. He *sy* he ****���
half the member* go Ihere jusi because
they think It will help them In their business. One of them sella coal to the ehureh
and another sella the preacher hia groceries "I never could be a hypocrite,
says BUI. "and that Is why I am eo,n*
to quit the church. I've made up my
mind that a fellow ean be a good msn
without going there every Sunday. ��No
more of It for me."~Bert Walker.
A noted German scientist claim" to
have discovered a cure for appendlcitia
without the use of the knife. The new
remedy ia a water eolation of elvrer.
which Is given the appendicitis patient
and tt Is claimed that remarkable results have followed the new UlMWy
Of a total of 72 cases. 70 were cured wiui-
out an operation. Hurrah tor the Off
mans and silver' LOWERY'S CLAIM
Gall in Mexico.
The City of Mexico is 8000 feet above
the sea, and the altitude frequently gives
strangers trouble similar to seasickness.
The people ar�� stuck on church, gambling, cigarettes and red pepper. The
���gambling craze is so strong that even the
street railway, owned largely by Canadians, gives a chance in a lottery with
every ticket sold on its cars
we see how deceit sometimes wins, even
at a bull fight In Old Mexico.
We Die Alone.
And yet, every single
one of   us lives
Does man die by the Inversion of the
process  whereby   he  develops      Sbme
dying moments would seem to prove it.
When a man has reached the zenith of
ery ticket sotu on us cars. , organization he is vastly different from
The inhabitants aro  highly addicted,1���" ne was born, but   the   difference
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to bull fights which leads the world to
look upon them   as semi-savages,   for
anyone who can enjoy a Mexicon bull
fight must bo born   with   a streak   of
cruelty in him bigger than a frijole pot,
or else acquire the habit by rang practice much the same as some; chaps do
for "blind pig'' whiskey.   If you want to
be the real live thing at a bullfight just
apply for the position of Don Sancredo.
It ls tho post of honor, and is open to
volunteers, male or female fools.    All
you have to do is to stand on a pedestal until tho bull ts turned loose in the
ring.   If you stand pat without moving
even an eyelash, and do not. wear red
clothes the bull will as a rule merely
sniff your garments and pass on; but If
you evince  the  slightest  indication  of
congealed pedal extremities, ho will give
you a run for your money that will roll
you In the dust amid the cheers of the
assembled, but bull-beefed multitude.
Last winter an Italian count seeking
some cheap way of becoming a tin hero
applied for the post of Don Sancredo
at one of the bull fights in tho City of
Mexico.    Tho count wanted  to appear
brave and win the smiles or the warm
senorltas. but  as tho hour drew  nigh
for the crucial test, of his nerve his back
commenced to shiver and he applied to
the steward of the Jockey Club for something to sustain him under the trying
ordeal as he did not. wish to make a bull
or affaire beforo tho nice scnoritas in
the gallery.    Ho suggestc*d    that    the
steward pad him under his clothes with
Inch strips of lumber, but as this was
impracticable  without  tipping  the  deceit to tho audience the steward suggested making him a coat or mall by
padding hi mwith copies of LOWERY'S
CLAIM.   So under the nice soft clothes
of this would-be brave son of maccaroni
48 copies or Nelson's leading excitement
wero tucked away, and he mounted tho
pedestal, a monocle to his eye, and a silk
hat covering his foolish head.   The bull
was turned loose, but. tho count did not
stand pat and In a second tho pedestal
was smashed while tho tin hero rolled
In the dust unable to rise and run owing
to the paper coat, or mail.   The matadors with their red   sorapas burst into
th�� ring, and attracted tho attention or
tho  enraged  animal  until    the  attendants carried the count to a place of
safety.   In an hour ho appeared in-the
gallery bowing to all the ladles who received him almost with open arms, but
if they had known of his Voeful lack
or nerve, they would have hissed him
e>ut or th�� building.    If the bull  had
ripped his clothes so as to expose his
coat of mail this tin hero's name would
consists purely in additional organization, superstructure, erected upon the
basis of the primary. All through life
man. being a progressive animal, develops function after function, and the
last acquired give way first In the process of dying, just as a man putting on
his overcoat last Is obliged to take it
off first Are the powers of man last
acquired furthest removed from the
centre of vitality? Victor Hugo, who
had lived ao far beyond the usual spell
of human years���wbo was upwards of 80
when his summons came���forgot all the
vast interspace of emotions between his
deathbed and his cradle . and spoke
agsJn some words of Spanish, the tongue
of his babyhood. Once, when wiping the
death-sweat from a dying soldier's face,
I heard hi msay the prayers he must
have said long years before at the knee
of his mother. "Now I lay me down to
sleep," he said, In a voice stopped by
gasps, then "There are four angels���
four-angels round my bed���four corners
���angels���" and ho slipped away.
Shakespeare, who seems to havo noticed
most facts within the range of his observation, gives an apt illustration In
Falstaff. who, as he expires in a London tavern, after a life of debauchery,
babbles of green fields.
"Death Is a sleep and a forgetting."
Dr. Osier tells us, and thon ho makes
certain exceptions. How are you or I
or tho other to know whether or uot we
will be one of the exceptions? It may
bo for one of us to "prove the rule."
One of us���you, friend, or I who am
talking to you. may have to die that
death of terror, or doubt, of anxiety,
or torment What matter to us that to
all the rest death may be " a sleep anel a
forgetting?" 1 once saw a consumptive
die tho death of terror. She sat up In
bed. propped by pollows, and fought
awfully with Death. You would have
thought she could see him���the Grim
One. Her eyes were certainly fastened
on a space at the foot of the bed. Her
eyes starting from her head, hcer poor
wasted hands clutching now at. her
throat, now at the air, her whole emaciated figure tense and rigid, her senses
keen and alert her voice, worn by disease, croaking hoarsely, she fought
madly for her lire. She died sitting up
there staring at that one spot died with
an awfol cry upon her lips and an awful
Fear in her eyes. The poor exception to
prove the rule that "death Is a sleep anel
forgetting"! While the mere fact of
death may not be a torribto one for the
consideration of many of m, th�� awful
loneliness of the Ego���the shivering
p-iov. tn, t'hA moment of dissolution Is a
In a literary sense Bob (Edwards is
the greatest genius in Alberta. He is a
humorist of the most pronounced type
and with his paper has done much to
make Calgary famous far beyond tho
confines of that cow-camp. In the days
that are old Bob often looked upon tho
boozerine when it was yellow in tho
bucket, and in consequence saw many
scenes in Dante's Inefrno, High River
and other places. Lately, although Bob
was never in Fernie, he has climbed on
top of the water tank and refuses to
come down, and never indulges in au
alcoholic bath, althouyh hydraemia is
never noticeable in his editorials, especially when thoy refer to the C. P. R.
This great change in Bob has probably
been brought about by the divine influence of Little Mac, or from reading;
LOWERY'S CLAIM. According to that
great booster, The Cranbrook Herald,
when Bob reached the limit of old mad
days he would hie himself to Banff, and
under the care of Dr. Brett, of the sanitarium, and the beneficent influence of
the mineral water that flows with such
abundance from the hillsides of that
famous- resort gradually recover his
mental and physical equilibrium. There
is never a time when Edwards woulel
miss the opportunity for a practical joke
and last week he was in Edmonton when
the legislature took the vote on the location of the capital of Alberta. It is
now history that Edmonton won out by
a vote of 16 to 8. Banff was a candidate
for capital honors, although never in the
running, and when the vote was announced Edwards hurried to the telegraph office anel sent the following message to Dr. Brett:
Edmonton, April 25.
Dr. Brett Banff, Alta:
Banff chosen permanent capital sixteen to eight. Congratulations.
Tho doctor must have been right at
the other end ot tho wire for the answer came back at once.
Banff, April 25.
R, C. Edwards, Edmonton.
Consult   Dr.   Braithwaite   at   once.
Will be up tomorrow.
Nearly all creed-serving subjects have
that parrot expression about what free-
thought has to give them in place of
their religion. Here are a few of tho
blessings free-thought offers to a creed-
cursed world. Goodness without fear of
God���Happiness without Heaven for a
reward���Law without a lawgiver���Natural morality instead of artificial morality���'Enlightened self-interest tho natural
basis of ethics, and experience from
contact with our fellows, the real guido
to conduct
Scientific men now declare that kissing is a prolific causo of disease, and
that in order to increase the standard of
health the kiss must go. Wo ere ready
to cash in at any time, LOWERY'S CLAIM
Fuming Ferniea
The slaves In Fernie are once more
howling with pain as their master is
getting ready to shove the harpoon a
little rarther in'.o their poor bleeding financial backs by boosting the wator
rates dear up into th�� sky. and far beyond the limits of common decency.
Like ail tyrants the C. N. P. E. L &
P. Co. has evidently gone mad from being doped with monopoly and the gaits
of a nation. The treatment of the people
by The Great Cinch proves to the keen
observer that it has gone mad with
greed, and like some dogs in July It
froths at the mouth everytime there is
any water in sight and snaps with its
red and glutted jaws at all who step
within its reach.
The career of the Crow's Nest Pass
Coal Co.. and its subsidiaries, put us in
mind of the days in Rome when two per
cent of the people owned all the wealth
of that city, and driven mad with opulence, greed and sensualism they ground
the toiling masses to a bloody pulp between the chains of slavery woven
around them by corruption and monopoly All who read know how Rome fell
when the barbarians attacked the city.
Weakened by slavery the citizens took
no pride ln Rome, and the Invaders soon
crushed master and slave to a red finish.
And thus it Is with Fernie and Its
master, The Great Cinch. Given millions by the generous government of
Canada, lt Is not satisfied but wants -j
the earth, water rights included, lbs
bead-pushers probably sit back on easy
chairs in Toronto, praying to Jesus
every Sunday while away out in the
Rocky mountains their willing, slave-
driving minions turn on the screws until the hapless citizens of God-forsaken.
and greed-cursed Fernie throw up their
hands while The Cinch reaches for their
roll amid imprecations that would blister the tongue of a pirate in hell. It is
better to be a train robber and hold up
a C. P. R. train for $5 than to have a
cinch and wring fro mthe people excessive and monstrous rates for one of the
necessities of lifio. The fellow who
shoves a gun ln your face upon the dark
highway with a gruff request to dig up
is a perfumed angel in comparison to
the ice-hearted Shylock who spins a
legal web ln order to fatten his pocket
by a monopolistic outrage upon the
people with no fear of being arrested or
strung up to tbe nearest cotton wood.
The city of Fernie ls looked upon as
tho hellhole of Canada Its citizens are
In the main filled with thoughts of envy,
���greed, worry, fear and revenge. This
condition is principally caused by the
actions of the coal company. It has filled the camp with foreign labor which
has the effect of making strangers imagine when in Fernie that they have
dropped Into a place that is a cross between the 16th century and a Quebec
village. The people are very devoted to
beer ancl tbe church, and have a wonderful reverence for sky pilots and bartenders. In order to lie IT ln Fernie
(outside of the coal oompany), you have
to pound a pulpit or Jerk a beer pump.
The Great Cinch, aa I have dubbed the
coal company, and ito tendrils, seeks to
hog everything In the city, and naturally, like master, like man. It has made
slaves of the people by Its damnable
tactics, but even the worm will some-
itmes stand on Its rear anatomy and
spit at its' enemies. So it is with Fernie. Driven against the fence by the
lash of monopolistic tyranny they are
ready at this minute to break their
chains and jump into the clover or freedom. Once over the fonce they will!
wonder how thoy vstood it so long, for It
is better to be free and drink out of
a spring than to pay an unjust tribute
to the greatest band of cinchers that
ever cursed the soil In the glorious elo-
main of British Columbia
We have little hope of a permanent
betterment of affairs unless the government regulates matters for the people,
and its public men always remain sbove
the power of graft bribery and corruption. The City Council of last year
were the clumsiest lot of tools thst ever
eat in public office. Another batch like
them at the h��ad of affairs, and the City
The Parsons' Union.
���*****��� mtaimmmmrmmmm*
The laboring man bas too many drones
to keep up for bis own benefit He It
is who puts up for all the champagne
suppers of the rich, all the stained glass
in the costly churches and all the mirrors In the gilded sakions. Upon his
broad back ride all the parasites, ror
without labor there would be no wealth
in tho world. In Canada just now there
Is quite a commotion over the first cause
of all wealth. Tbe parsons think ths
capitalists are getting too much of the
wage slaves time and have formed a
union called the Lord's Day Alliance.
This alliance is for the purpose of curtailing the liberty of the working man
upon one dsy In the week with the view
of driving him Into church on Sundsy In
order thst he may hit the denominational kitty about every time the gospel
dealer yells "Jesus Christ!" This holy
plot under the guise of helping the
tho worklngmen Is a damnable outrage
upon the liberties of the people, and a
  step backward   Into the   night   of the
of Fernie might ss"welT"be' dumped TntolDw* **ee. To boost their own business
Gehenna at once, and save the expense 1th�� priests and parsons of Canada are
Incidental to lingering death. In the|wl|Un��to &*J&J��!^*!!} ��?
meantime all strangers should carry'
their own water bottle when they hit the
trail for Fernie. Never mind packing
whiskey, for Tom Whelan his a cellar
full of tbe best stuff west of Napanee
1 put people In prlmtn if they do not conform to their sissy views upon day worship. Tbla is the same old brand or
church Sanity that all down the ages has
imported bell for home conaumptlon and
sprinkled the earth with tho blood of
If the clergy really loved the poor laboring man they would mil try to tie him
on Sunday. They would endeavor to get
him sthorter hours and more pay every
*'ay thst he worked, and teach him hygienic living Instead rf a lot of guff about
A firm In Philadelphia offers to aend
us a book upon Heaven provided we will
print a four Inch ad for six times. As
the ad would be worth $18. snd the book
Is sold at 59 cents we have bsd to throw
the offer in tho discard. The firm which
has a Latin name state that they erc.aavloura who never lived, except In th*
losing money on the book, but being s|dlaeaacd I magi nationsior a kit O^aacfaat
Christian benovelent orgsnlzatton they
desire to spread their strong and beautiful literature among the people. Thero
is too much dreamy literary slop alresdy
circulated by so-called Christian associations, and its pernicious effect upon
the minds of the people is very noticeable. The book on Heaven claims to tell
how angels are   originated,   and what
geysers who thought they saw (rod
overy time their rotten 11 ver whlfted its
cargo of bile. The parsons* union has
nothing In It aa to how long, or for how
much a man shall work upon the other
alx days In the week, and such a scab
organization does not deserve recognition by the working classes, even if all
    ct_...     _..nr    ___. _. the sissy creed    promoters    In Csnsda
they ear and wear, snd claims to know'have joined It and ralscly pasted the blue
the only sure route to the New Jem-' lshol of God across Its Puritanical faro,
salem. and all this guff for 59 cents, j The parsons are perfc-ctly willing that
The world Is full of fools; some print capitol should boll the manhood out of
such books and some buy them. Arter;the worklngmen for six day*, hot thoy
a while no doubt some chap will Issuo a want him alt to their selves on Sunday
book upon Hell, snd how to keep out j so that the poor fellow can lie taught to
of It We know, but hair the world*love his Jesus, and thank a triune a* si
would not believe us. Ithat he la permitted to be a wag�� slav��
  [for six days with the yoke slipped to
As regards public opinion the church fear anel superstition    on the -Sabbath,
bears the same  relation that clinging | Variety, you know ,1s the spice of life,
mud does to the wheels of a moving) ���
buggy. It retards pro^re*s, snd travels
at the same time. It continually lags
behind the procession, shouting for It
to stop, and using dire threats when
such le not the case. The world has progressed not by the church but in spite
of it, and only the really Ignorant and
insane pay any attention to It In these
days of mental development. All religion dealing In futures Is a barnacle
upon toe human race,
Each creed now doing business In an
open market covets the world. If on��
of them should get a monopoly tt would
not be necessary to die In order to go Jo
hell. So the safety of the world lies to
the competition of creeds until we are
all far enough advanced to take tbe
bunch Into camp much the eame as we
brush away cobwebs when we open a
dark room and let the sunlight have a
chance to operate. IiOW&ttY'i CLAIM
Glorious Canada.
Frank G. Carpenter writes of the
wonderful development that is going on
In Canada   He says:
"Have you ever thought   how much
land Canada has?   The possessions of
John Bull on this continent are greater
than those of Uncle Sam.   His Britannic
majesty Is the land grabber of the universe, and his properties here ar�� bigger than Australia and it Is thirty times
aa big as Great Britain and Ireland.   It
contains one-third of the land of the
whole British empire.    Indeed, it. is a
continent In itself, for lt Is almost as
large as Europe and bigger than the
United States, including Alaska, Porto
Rioo, Hawaii, Samoa, ancl the Phillip-
pines all put together.
"Everything In Canada Is big. The
old provinces are enormous. Quebec 1b
ton times as big as Indians. Ontario,
just over the way above the Great Lakes,
ia bigger than France or Germany. It
ls bigger than all New England with the
addition of New York, Pennsylvania and
Virginia Manitoba ls about as large
aa -Missouri, and. the Canadians claim,
almost as rich. The new provinces of
Saskatchewan and Alberta, which have
selves.   Each of them has an area some-
been surveyed but not yet taken up,
and that a large part of it would probably be settled by Americans. Three-
fourths of that land ls wheat land. The
wheat belt is a tract of 400 miles wide
and 1000 miles long, so large that Canada claims she will eventually be able to
supply the mother country with food.
She Is doing this more now than ever
before, and le competing seriously with
us in our best markets.    Agricultural
mattm    l
Canada extends between the Atlantic
and the Pacific for a distance of about
2500 miles. We already know that the
farming belt ls several hundred miles
wide, but the recent experiments enow
that crops can be raised farther and farther north, and no one yet knows where
the possible farming regions of Canada may end.
"We in the United States are spending vast sums sending commissioners
to all parts of the world to took up trade
opening while we pay but little.attontion to the big possibilities near home.
Canada is one of our best customers. We
sell her twice as much goods as we buy
from her. She has a commerce worth
half a billion dollars ��very year, and It
grows liko a green bay tree. It is more
valuable to Uncle Sam tban his trade
with Japan, China or any other country
outside Europe, but he takes little pains
part he said: "The total population
of the United States is about 80,000,000.
The aggregate wealth Is about $65,000,-
000,000 and it appears that out of that
population less than 26,000 persons own
more than one-half the aggregate wealth
of the land. And this has all been
brought about in the last twenty-five
years by combinations and conspiracies
called trusts, fostered by special legislation and returned by political favoritism.   If these conditions continue in
it A A_ _ M mm ....        -
thing like that of France or Germany, ito cultivate it   What that trade is and
�����*   .  * a   .   a a* a^-t n.^.J    L    H*> .****-. .cl -U     ���* V�� y%    **.*-*.-
and iKsrts of thorn will raise more wheat
tban either of those countries. They
are crossed by the Canadian Pacific
railway and other railroads will soon
open up their northern sections. These
provinces are being rapidly colonized by
American farmers, and I am told that
an American Canada is growing up
right across the border. British Columbia, the mighty province or the lar west,
is anothe rem pi re through which the
new railways will go. Its westorn portion has a climate somewhat like that or
Washington or Oregon, and the mountains are said to be rich ln gold, copper and other minerals.
"The country has grown slowly in
population until recently. It has now
altogether less than 5,550,000, but tt
has had more than 100,000 American
Immigrants within the past, two years,
and people are coming in by tho thousands rrom different    parts of Northern
"I want to tell you something aliout
the now things going on bere. The
country is being opened up by the railroads, and there are all sorts or new
lines of transportation proposed, both
by water and by rail. Canada has now
more than 19,000 miles of railroad track.
In proportion to its population it has
done much more than the United States
ln building canals, and it has some of
the greatest navigable rivers of the world
"Canada has the greatest nickel mines
in the world. Enormous copper mines
have recently been discovered; At Is
now turning out $18,000,000 worth of
���gold every year, and Its mineral products sell for $38,000,000 per annum.
The manufactures are also growing.
'ttn a talk that I had with the Canadian world's fair commissioner, at St
Louie he told me that there were 173,-
000,000 acres in that region which had
how lt may be bettered is worth the cop.
sideration of our government and busi
ness men.
 ��� ������        ��� ��� ��� ��� "���*���*--        ���"mwammntm ���*.,***���* ***a*mm*       VVUllllUU       ISA
the next century I predict that less than
5000 persons will control more than
three-quarters of the wealth of this country.
"Twenty years ago John D. Rockefeller was worth only a few hundred
thousand dollars. Today his wealth can
not he estimated under $1,000,000,000.
I have searched the Congressional library for statistics bearing upou the
wealth of the great Croesus, whose name
has been handed down through the ages,
and find that he possessed a paltry
$10,000,000. Why, he could not sit ln a
poker game with John.'
There are heroes who fall  'mid the carnage of battle,
There are those who meet death on the
Imt  greater  are   those  who,   unheralded,
Wth fate for the loved ones at home
Albert F. Caldwell.
"John, aaid a Scotch minister to one of
his congregation, "I hope you hold family
worship regularly?"
"Ay." satd John, "In the time o* year
"But  what do you mean, John?"
"Ye ken, sir, we canna see in the winter
"But. John, can't you buy candles?"
"Weel. I could." replied John, "but in
that ease I'm fearing the cost would over-
gang  the  profit."
Ei fer war, I call It murder,���
There you hev It plain and Hat;
I don't want to go no furder
Than my Testament fer that;
CJod he;-, said so plain an' fairly,
It's ez long as It is broad.
An'  you've got  to get  up airly,
Ef you want  to take in Clod.
'Taint  your eppyletts an' feathers
Make the thing a grain more right;
'Taint a-follerln'  you  bell-wethers
Will excuse you ln His sight;
Ef you take a sword and dror it,
An' go stick a feller thru.
Guv-ment ain't to answer fer It,
Ood'U  send the bin to you.
What's the use o' meetln'-gohY -
Every Sabbath wet or dry,
Ef 'It's right to  go  a-mow in'
Feller men like oata and rye?
The man who idly sits and thinks
May sow a nobler crop  than  corn,
For thoughts are seeds of future deenls,
And when God thought���the world  waa
born! Harry  Komaine
The crest and crowning of all good
Life's final  star is brotherhood.
For It will bring again to earth
Her long lost Poesy and Mirth.
, Will  send  new light in every  face
j| A kingly power upon  the race. _
Come, clear the way, then, clear the way.
Blind kings and creeds have had their day.
Break the dead branches  from  the  path.
Our hope ls in the aftermath,
Our  hope   is   in   heroic   men.
Star  led,  to  build  the  world  again.
���Edwin Markham.
Arraigning corporations and trusts as
the greatest menace of the present time
to American institutions Representative
Sulzer discussed the problem of "Who
Shall Rule America" at the Baptist
church of the Ephlpany last Sunday.  It
When ihe proud parents of a second pair
of twins were having the youngsters
christened in the church at Fort Wayne,
Ind., the choir of old maids and bachelors were mean enough to start up the old
familiar hymn "Still There's More to Follow." The church will have to be refurnished, but it is thought that the authorities will succeed in pacifying the irate
parents sufficiently to allow the choir
coming ln from their respective hiding
places  in the woods by the  last  of  the
week.���Brlggs Enterprise.
True literature, says the London Spectator, ia the voice of the soul calling from
the windows of the house of clay ln response to those things of life that touch
the nature of the soul that sepaks. "0
About The Chips.
Around such an old and venerable Institution as poker there has necessarily
grown a crop of classic stories, passed
down from year to year, changing their
location perhaps but preserving their
main features, and losing nothing of
their attractiveness from age. One
may or may not have heard them before,
if they are new, so much the better; if
old friends they will be welcomed heartily. They run the gamut "from grave
to gay, from lively to severe," although
one prefers the grave and severe.
In the way or sarcasm, where can we
find a nicer bit than in the story of the
gambler who was indicted for running a
game of chance, and triumphantly acquitted ou the plea of his counsel that
iho players who "bucked" the bank
"didn't havo any chance."
A variant myth is equally apt and
pithy. A poker player was hauled up
before a justice on the charge of gambling.
"So you were playing cards for money?" said the magistrate, severely.
"No. sir; we were playing cards for
"It's all the same thing. You got
your chips cashed for money at the end
of the game, 1 suppose?"
"No, sir,"
"No!    Haw's thai? At the end of
the game 1 didn't have any chips, your
"You're discharged," said the judge,
and he snapped It out so quickly that
the constable turned pale.
In Montana, at one time, to assume
the judge to be ignorant of any of the
technicalities of poker, was to be flnet
for contempt of court
A lawyer defending a prisoner charged with swindling explained: "Your
honor, one of the witnesses alleges that
my client rung in a cold deck on him.
A cold deck, your honor. It may be necessary to explain. Is a"	
"The assumption." said the judge,
severely, "that tbo court doesn't know
what a cold deck is. Mr. Sharp, is an
impertinence that will subject you to
committal for contempt, if persisted in.
Proceed with your argument"
The prevalence of poker in the West
was once demonstrated to the satisfaction of a traveller in that region.
"Can we have a little two dollar limit up stairs?" he asked   of   the   hotel
"Certainly/ answered the clerk, "only
he quiet about it"
"Of course; but how about the sheriff r
"I don't know. Here, Front!" the
clerk called to the boy. "Run over to
the sheriff's office and ask him It he
wants to take a hand In a small game
of draw,"
No picture of western license can be
more striking than the following, which
was located in the region of Helena.
i don't see the prisoner," said the
M. P. Inspector, as he walked up pre-
iparatioiry to sentencing the culprit.
"Where ls he?"
��I'm blest If I know, sir," aaid the
sergeant,  looking under    the benches.
Just lent him my paper of fine cut, too."
"Was he a big red headed man with
a scar on his cheek?" asked the foreman, who was playing poker with the
rest of the jury.
"That's the cuss," said the clerk.
"Why, then," aaid tiie foreman, "he
asked me to go out and take a drink
with him about   an hour ago   but 1
showed him that I had three sixes, and
he aaid,  'Well,  next  time  then,'  ancl
walked out"
> "The thunder yon say!" roared his
honor. "However, he's sure to be In town
next week to see the dog fight, and some
of you muat remind the sheriff to shoot
him on sight The docket Is just jammed full of horse stealing cases, and
there is no time to waste over homicides."
A common saying, "There's a one-
eyed man In the game," meaning about
the same as "look out for a cheat." bas
its origin in a story that bears the
stamp of truth.
A little game of draw was In progress
In Oil Springs. County of I jam hum. In
1862, and among Its participants, was a
one-eyed man. He was playing ln
rather remarkable luck; hut no one
could very well find fault with that
Presently, however, there came a jack
pot, and it was the one-eyed man's
deal. He opened th�� pot, and while he
was giving himself cards a certain bellicose gentleman we'll call Jones,
thought he detected the one eyed man
in the act of palming a card. Quick
as a flash, Jones whipped out a revolver
and placed It on the table beside him.
���*Getitlem��nJ' hp said, decisively,
"we will have a fresh ileal; this on��
doesn't go."
The players were surprised, but as
none of them had bettered his hand
save the opener, who made no sign of
disapproval, they willingly consented.
"And now that we start on a new
deal," pursued Mr. Jones, carelessly toying with tbe revolver, "let me announce that we are going to have nothing but square deals. I am not making
any Insinuations or bringing any
charges and 1 will say only this that if
I catch any son-of-a-gun cheating I will
shoot out bis other eye."
History affirms that henceforth that
game was the squareat on record.
A well known sporting man from Indian Head, told this story and swears
to it
"Half a dozen of ns were playing a
stiff -game. A prominent lawyer happened Into the room, and though ho was
somewhat the worse for drink be Insisted on taking a hand. A hundred do!-
lars worth of chips were banded out to
him and the game recommenced. Only
a few hands had been dealt when the
Major's head sank softly down on bis
vest and his eyelids closed. He was
fast asleep���blind as justice.
"On tbe next hand���a jack pot���one or
the players opened oa an ace flush. No
one came la and be was about to rake
in tlie pot when he noticed that his
firiend, popularly known aa "Major,,"
had not had hia say . He reached across
the table and gav ethe sleeping warrior
a dig in the ribs.
.. O
Wake up,' he crider, 'Wake up and
play your hand.'"
" -Wha's ma'r?' asked the Major wearily.
" 'Pot ls open for live dollars. Everybody else is out   Is It my pot?"
'The Major roused up, picked up his
hand in a jumbled careless fashion and
sleepily slid ten dollars into tbe pot.
"'It's only five dollars to come In.'
said the other, with a jubilant light of
hope in his eyes. 'Do you raise?'
'Then the gentleman with the flush
raised again. rSo did the Major. Finally every dollar each player had. went
to swell the prodlgiusly big pot The
boys hated to Bee tbe Major throwing
away his money In that maudlin way.
but they couldn't interfere.
" 'How many cards?' sale! the dealer.
The flats of the two men hit the table
with resounding thumps an a signal that
both had pat hands. It was a showdown then. The drowsy Major spread
out on the table a queen full. Th�� boys
shoved him the pot ancl he was too tired
to reach for It The laugh was on the
other player although he did not have
much laugh In him. ii�� said, however,
that tt was the first time he bad ��ver
wak��ned a man to make him play his
hand and It would be his laat"-Canada
Two Germans prsrs on their way to work
when one of them. Hans, observed their
countryman. Srhnlder. on the other side
of the street, sweeping the walk in front
of  his -saloon.
"Adolph." said Hens, no nttng lo the
saloon mnn. "yust look al Beholder doing
his own s��-hweeping- By golly, he Is the*
meanest und *tlngic��t man vat 1st."
"No." retorted Aetolph. ' he Is not so
stingy   as   you   think     Ile  almost   treeteu
"How elo you make dot oml?" qUQStlOriM
Hans, "ileiw could he almn*t treated you
vieloud   doing  It?"
"Veil, chit happened dis vny." said Adolph.   "Vane estd nomtnkl droppuni into
Bchnlder'tt place und nat HM tlown by der
flre for a little \arion ��� uml Hehnhler
was (Stoning dSt bar up lie looked all
der bottles from der ShelVSe, vlf-H-el eb-m
e-lr-an. and eat >U-m on der l��ar; *%*M he
look der i:l i- .s and did likewise, niter
dat he Wiped Asf shelves off. and put der
deWUn battles and glance** lw��rk V����n dis
vork wan tntshsd he looked over lo me
nnd nays; 'Veil. A elo I ph. vat are ve going
to hnve?' Tnd yust as I was going to say
beer, he says, 'rain or snow?"- San Francisco Chronicle.
One   touc-h of  nature,
Makes the whole world kin;
One touch of old  Adam
Makes ihe  whole  world sin;
One   touc-h   of   humor
Make-*  the  whole  world  grin.
Incluellng the old series. *A"f7*
Claim has lieen Issued 34 tlmea *K>jn
25 to 28 of these numbers are stui in
print and they are sent postpaid to any
address, together with a copy of Float
for TWO DOLLARS. Try a bunch ��
you are thirsty for real literature. LoWBltV'8 CLAIM
The Winner.
Edward Clark, a vaudeville comedian c
unique ideas and a strong determination
to satisfy himself whether or not advertising pays, haa recently copyrighted and
lasued a poem entitled "The Human Handicap." It shows that the winner was
handle tipped by the start, but came alow
and sure. Woman, Wine and Song, a hard
COmpnatlon to beat Youth's too strong
headed and .father could do nothing with
him. Ambition and Man were going well
hut were Interfered with by Dissipation.
Poor Health came through on the rail,
when Man swerved form the pace, infant gave way n the early running. Accompanying the poem is a racing form,
tn which the entries and Jockeys are given
as follows:
The Human Handicap���A race for all
ages. Distance, forever ami aye. atari.
fair for all. Starter in tbe race, Adam;
asstatant,  Eve.
Starters Jockeys
Death  Comn
Poor Health  Hrokendown
Dissipation    Jolly
Woman     Vanity
Wine  CJoodfeilow
Song    Singer
Ambition    Hope
Hah    Fairsex
Youth   Father
Infant  Mother
Of the betting there ** none, the author
states, owing to the race being too uncertain. In the descriptive poem, however,
the winner Is handily aelected as follows:
"They're off!" The starter haa dropped his
���There they go!" Ah   what a alght,
Infant la leading,  got the rail,
And  Mother Is hugging tight
It looks like infant Is losing ground.
Hello! He -bolts, too late.
Site's   dropped   back   in   the   ruck,   and
Mother cannot keep him straight.
Youth la ful of running
And  Jumped  Into the  lead.
Father Is urging Rood advice.
But Youth he will not heed.
He's   running  wild.    Hello
Ho stepped Into a hole.
It looks as though Youth is done for.
Yes  Father  has   lost  control.
Man no w  forges to  the front
Ambition Is burning up the irae-k;
Man la anxious wants to go but
Falraex holds him back.
Wine and Seng now come along and
Man falls In between.
Try as he may to shake them off.
He can't, that's plainly seen.
���Ambition Is gone.   Man clings onto
Wine, Woman and Song;
It'a a question now whether man can last
With Dissipation running strong.
Man Ib going a terrific clip, with
Dissipation at hia aide,
Man la game, won't give up,
Although he's  beat,  he still  has pride.
Man has still a little left.
It's plain though he can't laat, for
poor  Health la at  hia heels,  and
, psath ls coming fast *   .mttmm.,      	
The pace that kills has settled Man,
He falters, out of breath.
And with a ghostly burst of speed
Comes tho winner���Death.
I'm glad I'm not a Christian,
For really, you  should  know,
I'd have to believe the absurd things
They  caught  long,   long  ago.
I'd have  to believe that ln alx days
This world waa made from naught;
That Adam waa the first man,
And doubt what Darwin taught,
I'm glad I'm not a Christian.
For reasons  more than  one.
I'd have to believe that an angry Ood
Nailed   on a  cross   hia   son.
That His Son died for all our ains,
To make each mortal glad;
That he was of the "Holy Ghost"-
An old and pagan fad. ���
I'm glad  I'm not a Christian,
For then I'd have to Ue
By telling folks about a home
That's .somewhere up on high
I'd have to think myself a worm
To be trodden ln the ground.
My eyes 1 know, they would be closed
To truth that's dally  found.
I'm glad  I'm not a Christian,
When I gaxe on the   "Holy Cross"���
It makes me think of days gone by
Of   .superstitions  gross;
it calls to mind the priesthood days
When darkness reigned supreme.
The days when holy men of God
Were   filthy,   vile and   mean.
I'm glad  I'm not a Chriatlan,    m,     *
When I see the Iron boot,
I think I see some foot thrust in
And hear the demons hoot
Aa their poor victim writhes In pain
When the oil is poured within,
I see him faint and fall and die,
Another victim's slain.
I'm glad I'm not a Christian,
When I see the spider's prong
Thrust ln some mother's loving breast
Who's done no earthly wrong
Excep.t the nursing of some babe
Of a  friend  who'd  passed  away.
I hear the flesh aa It'a torn out
I  see  her fall and pray.
I'm glad  I'm not a Christian
When  I seeBruno at the stake
And  see  the flames  from   fagots
Reach up his life to take.
Or when I think of vile deeds done      ,
So infamous and black
Or gaze upon some noble soul
Strapped   on   the  cruel   rack.
For they tilt our prison walls.
And those are they who wear the cap
When the gallows does them call.
Their priests have been tbe vilest men
This world  haa ever had.
That's why I'm not a Chriatlan
And why I'm really glad.
I know this world ls full of folks
Who really believe the same as I,
Who would not give up life on earth
For a mansion In the sky;
Who'd rather have respect ot men
Upon whose graves we trod
Than alt the love that could be sent
From a fierce and angry God.
-J. William Hudlow.
* �������� t    mi *i
among the bull .pines on the .mountain
side, out ln the district, and having apent
his stray "bits" decided decided he would
cash a check he had been proudly saving.
He waa a rough looking fellow, in fact
might pass for a train robber, and when
he presented hia check to the teller that
"Joy forever" waa a bit shocked and told
the man he must be indentltted. This
somewhat staggered /the .countra; man
when the matter waa politely explained
to him; but he soon recovered himself,
aa a happy thought struck through hia
massive skull. Said he: "Oh, yes, I understand, that's all right. I can do it easily
enough. I had on a pair of socks with
ray initials on, made by my mother."
The popular teller waa ao amused when
the big fellow, apparently innocently
enough, proceeded to produce the credential, that he smilingly cashed the paper,
willing to take a chance.���Okanagan.
A gentleman visiting a minister was
asked to attend his host's Sunday school
and address a few remarks to the children. He took the familiar theme of the
children who mocked Elijah on hia journey to Bethel���how the youflgsters taunted the poor old prophet, and how they
were punished when two she bears came
out of the woods and ate forty and two
of them. "And now children," said the
speaker, wishing to learn If his talk had
produced any moral effect, "what does this
story show?"
"Please sir," came from a little girl
down in front, 'it shows how many children two she bears can hold."���Scottish
An  amusing1   manner   of . identification
took place ln one of ths Vernon banks
the other day.   A man came to town from
The Mlssourian has often called attention to the damnable blight of gambling.
It hurts everything it touches���an otherwise honorable man will gamble away the
bread out of his children's mouths. And
lots of it starts from social card playing
In fashionable parlors.
Circuit Judge Nat. M. Shelton says:
"Gambling ia one of the moat outrageous
and most dangerous crimes in the catalogue. Ninety per cent of the defalcations
and breaches of trust that occur are directly traceable to the mania for gambling and speculation, the desire for easy
money. It results in more harm, more
misery and more suffering than any class
of crime."
During a visit to New Westminster last
week a Goldenlte saw an old squaw about
99 ln the shade, with cobwebs in her eyes,
moping along Front street with a basket
of clams on her head. The Goldenlte was
particularly fond of clams, so he inquired
what she wanted for the basketful. The
old aqua wreplied: "Sitcom dollar hyas
klosh." To this the man from the mour.
tains exclaimed: "Great Scott! sixteen
dollars and all my clothes! Not much;
I'll give you $7.50 and my coat and vest."
It is needless to say that the dusky old
woman took him up, aa all she had asked,
for the clams was four bits.���Golden Star.
Men with capital can obtain .easy
terms upon a group of eleven copper
claims by writing to P. 0. Box 452,
���i�� n11im
About Old Rocky.
Gold impoverishes. Only the other
day i was where they wrest it from the
miserly clutch of the rocks. When I
saw tbe mountains treeless, shrubleas,
iiowerless, without even a spear of
grass���it seemed to me that gold haa
the same effect upon the soil that holds
it as upon the men who lives and labors
only for it It affects tAie land as tt does
the man. It leaves the heart barren,
without a flower of kindness, without a
blossom of pity.���Ingersoll.
lt is the acmeof absurdity to heap
personal abuse upon Rockefeller. Society has permitted this man to pile up
a mountain of money and now execrates
him because of his excessive possessions*.
This is the essence of unreason; and the
oil vender, unctuous as his wares, la
justified in the sense of injury he un-
doutedly cherishes.
Rockefeller is all right���he admits It
And he believes it, too.   No man could
accomplish what he has accomplished
without an implicit belief   in himself.
Rockefeller holleves in himself most devoutly.   He is amazingly sincere in his
hypocrisy.    He  is  burdened   with   the
weight of imagined virtue.   He is suffering from colossal self-deception.    He
imposes upon himself almost incredibly,
ln common with all other men, he justifies in his own mind his every action.
The difference is that ln his case ths
justification is of such stupendous pro-
-portions     that      its    accomplishment
amounts  to  a  herculean   mental   feat.
He considers himself a victim of vicarious atonement in the business world���
convinces himself that he is the Messiah
of Monopoly, that he treads alone the
Golgotha of public scorn for the good of
all, that he bears the cross for   every
crime of the industrial inquisition.
He returns a few millions of money of
which he has robbed many millions of
men, and believes himself a benefactor.
He really believes tt! In this he is like
the prospector who was blizzard-bound
in the mountains; his rations gave out. I
and the problem was to save himself and *
his dog from starvation; he solved this
hy cutting off the dog's tail, cooking it.
sating tbe meat, and giving the grateful dog tbe bone.   There you have the
Rockefeller idea of compensation.   And
you, my protesting but otherwise inactive friend, are the dog.
It will readily b�� seen that Rockefeller Is a financial genius, but an economic imbecile. He Is the most hopeless
and helpless of all victims of the "system"
Rockefeller represents an IDEA. Only
represents it, understand, He is as the
shadow to the substance. The unthinking person sees in Rockefeller tbis idea
incarnate. He hates the idea, therefore
he abuses Rockefeller.   A foolish thing
to do.
Rockefeller ls ephemeral. He passes
with the unhalting procession. But a
brief while and his little day is done.
Aged, decrepit, dyspeptic���what is this
pitiable thing, creeping toward Ito coffin, that men should fear and hate lt?
Btomach and hair already are gone, and
the poor bones soon will follow, to become common fertiliser and at last ben-
fit mankind.
But the system will survive him.
Rockefeller will die, but his methods will
live after him so long as men content
themselves with abusing a mere personage for a condition they thmeelves permit to exist and which it la quite within
their power to end Tbe death of the
���present magnate would not even mean a
change of masters���for the System ls
master of them all His death would not
lower the price of oil for a day���it would
not reduce Standard's enormous dividends a solitary dollar nor Increase by a
single cent the wagea of Standard employees.
Rockefeller is paying hia penalty for
the greed of gold. He is a commercial
cormorant whose gluttony haa resulted
In spiritual dyspepsia. He is a money-
maniac, drunk with a deluge of dollars,
which stimulant he requires In Increasing quantity evea aa the dipsomaniac
must have his drink. Destroy the system, aad Rockefeller probably would die
of financial delirium tremens. But
would we not he Justified In sacrificing
our dipsomaniacs if thereby we might
eliminate the liquor evil?
No person has the right to criticise
Rockefeller  while  unwilling  to  strike
at the system that makes   possible his
manipulations   He Ls as much a creature of conditions as any victim he has
crushed In the mighty machine of commercial competition   He can no more
help being rich than you or I, my Impecunious friend, can help being poor.
He is abnormally endowed with the faculty for money-getting, to which activity la essential, and he can no more
avoid exercising it than he can ceaae
breathing without    Inconvenience,    ln
such as he the attribute of acquisitiveness Is as natural as Is the law of gravitation to our swinging star   Divest him
of the last remnant of his vast riches,
and wealth would grow upon him again
as surely aa vegetation springs from a
fecund soil   He would ris�� from indigene�� to affluence aa Infallibly as water
seeks its lev-el.   He is a product of, and
subject to. natural law.
Under a different industrial system,
this faculty would never have sttaineel
to such an extreme degree of development Human characteristics, liko plant-
life, thrive only In a favorable environment Shall we fertilise a field for a
growth of weeds, and then complain because the harvest is not of fairest fruits
and golden grain?
So we see that Rockefeller is not blam-
able for his billion.
"Yes," you aay, "but his methods are
criminal." Quite so, perhaps. But thon
they are legal. Which proves there ia
nothing more Immoral than law.
Yes, any abuse of the rich is absurd.
Concentrated wealth has Its proper place
ln tha scheme of things. The organizing genius of our Rockefellers and Morgans ls making .Socialism possible���la
paving the way for the chariot of
Change They are the unconscious instruments that are workin* out our social salvation. Blindfolded, they are
solving our mightiest problems.   Tbey
are brief marionettes on the stage of
Time, helpless in the hands of Fate,
responsive to the a Uhteat touch of fo.ces
they do not comprehend, slaves to circumstance, in bondage to inexorable
conditions. With all their apparent
power, they are powerless as any.
Intrinsically, the rich man does not
differ greatly from the poor man. Human nature Js fundamentally the same
In both. No man is essentially better
or worse than any other. Wealth does
not make one vicious any more than
poverty makes him virtuous. Why
hate a man because he is rich���because
he has something for which you banker?
Few mon are poor from preference.
Most men would be rich if they could.
And so great is man's elcslre for affluence that, 1 think, few would be more
scrupulous tban Rockefeller In attaining it Many thore are who will protest
at this, and they are sincere in their
sense of probity; but the vows of continence and poverty are readily taken
when indulgence and opulonu�� are things
If there be such a thing as business
morality, which is a matter for doubt,
it la probable that Rock��f��ll��r has
fractured every one of Its precepts. That
much I grant Hut ho ha. done no more
than others have tried to do���and tolled.
Failure invariabl ytends to engender a
reeling or virtue. The robber who plans
to waylay and murder the traveler who
escapes him, no doubt ls inspired by a
sense or rectitude for the omiseion of
the crime; or should th.* intended victim chance to wound him unto death,
ln his last moments no dobuts he regards himself as a martyr. And. actually, he is honest with himsoir. So
much for the personal viewpoint
Rockefeller Is right, too, logically, if
not morally. Under tho competitive
system w�� must destroy others In order
to survive. None questions tb�� supremacy or the la wof seir-pres��rvation. All
law is universal in its application, ancl
can we consistently deny to a corporation that which w�� grant to th�� Individual?
Thoroughness ls a cardinal principle
with Rockereller. Not only does he destroy competition, but rroquontly he literally destroys the competitor. Some
of his vanquished opponents hav�� been
impelled to suldcle by the completeness
or their overthrow. Rockereller doubtless Indulges hlmseir In the seemingly
heartless reflection that heJs not responsible for the toct that these follows
proved to be "quitters." Well, why
shouldn't he? The gambler is not a
philanthropist Not being "game."
these men hael no business to sit In
the play. They merely met the rate they
had planned for Rockefeller. They
would cheerfully have crushed him as
he crushed them, only he had the longer reach and stronger clutch. The weaker wolf is devoured���that ls all.
Rockereller le abused more than other
rich men. not because he is more evil
but because he has more money. Under the present system it can make no
material difference to general society
whether one man has a thousand millions or a thousand men each have ono LOWERY'S OLAIM
million. One million ia more money than
any one man haa any right to -possess or
that he can properly acquire, and immorality o fover-nosaeaaton does not
Increase In the same ratio aa tho wealth.
���Rockefeller la infinitely leas blam-
able than an the complainants for the
conditions that have brought upon him
an avalanche of abuse. He has only one
vote, while they have millions of votes.
I have more sympathy for Rockefeller
than I have for society. Society can help
itself, but Rockefeller is helpless.        *
Oh, you foolish fellows! Don't you
know that Rockefeller continues to add
to his wealth aa an overfed dog buries
his bones or the instinct-Impelled bee
storea a surplus of honey, merely by
your gracious consent?
Rockefeller ia the nightmare of the
nation. When the nation awakens the
nightmare will end.���Walter Hurt.
The church la a foe to unionism, socialism and the happiness of the human
race .and yet thousands of working men
cannot eee it Priests and parsons
consider the working man their legitimate prey, equally with tbe capitalists.
The laborer may get a pittance from the
capitalist, but he gets nothing but hot
ozone from the creed boosters.
'Constant dripping wears away a
stone" might be ltored to "constant
nagging wears away a saint" for one sees
some of the finest men In creation belittled made Into morose Irritable creatures by a small feminine tyrant wife.
For lt Is nearly alwaya the best who
give In . The man or woman with a large
generous nature, too good hearted to be
always quibbling and quarreling over
petty trifles. Is the easiest sort of prey
for tb�� household tyrant.
A woman who makes "scenes" and
uses her weakness aa a weapon for tyranny, can often subject the strongest
man to her whims and caprices.
She pays a heavy price for her victory. For he ceases to love her. She
rules because he aa a gentleman rightly
regards such matrimonial scenes as vulgar.
But his heart son becomes cold. He ls
her husband legally, but her hold on his
love Is gone. For" Ijove files out the
window when tyranny comes in at the
a day and quit at that, we should call tor
a little Seotch and soda tomorrow. But
It is Insidious etuff, and the man who haa
the alcoholic germ-end knows lt���who deliberately starts drinking when he knowa
it will land him on the street, la a fool.
There Is comparatively little boosing doen
In the weat compared with what there
waa a few years ago. You notice this
change mostly on the trains on the north
and south branches, in the old days almost every man had a bottle along. JMow
one seldom sees even a flask. This U
an exceUent sign of the times.
Race Suicide.
It'a no alur on "Bob" Edwarda of the
Eye Opener to say that he haa all the
temperance lecturers trimmed to a pawnbroker^ finish. Bob uttered the following
comment laat week, which htta the nail
on the head: Talk about your �� angels
rejoicing over one repentant alnnerT It
la not a marker to the eatlsfactlon of the
gang when one of their number who has
been showing signs of breaking down from
boose, chucks a brace and cuts It out.
Drunkenness is a physical, not a moral
lapse. It li a question of stomach and
nervea. Some people ean gat a noble
glad-on at a banquet or In celebration of a
hockey match, and go to work the next
momng none the worse. Others cannot.
We are one of these. That Is why we out
it out. It didn't pay. Self Interest made
ua quit. There were no hymna. If we
thought we could take half a doien drinks
I And In the Chicago Journal an article
from a correspondent who advocates pensioning the aged the writer being Angela
Morgan. She say a among other things;
"The  fear of old age and the possible
poverty attending it ls the curse of the
average hard working American life.   Under the tyranny of this fear men and women are continually being ""driven to aac-
rlrlce the present for the future.   The ne-
ceastty that compels the mto deprive themselves   today in order to care for tomorrow   ia   the   same   necessity   that   urges
them to shun the responsibility of a large
family.    The more intelligent a man and
woman are the more seriously they regard
this   probteem.    Almost  every   thoughtful
man of limited means today realizes that
it would be Impossible for him to do justice to the maintenance of a large family
and at the same time make adequate provision for his future and theirs.   He must
sacrifice one or the other.   It la the ignorant and unthinking who take upon themselves the burden of many children.   And
with what result?   The records of the juvenile courts, the reform schools, the charitable institutions tell their own story. Yes,
and we find the same story In  the grim
reality of the sweatshop and factory where
children   of   the   Ignorant   poor   sacrince
their puny lives In sunless slavery.   What
credit  to a  man and  woman   to  thrust
upon the world children that  prey upon
society as outlaws and criminals'?   What
credit  to them  to raise large families it
the children must put their slender shoulders to the wheel in the maintenance of
the   home?   Intelligent   men   and   women
stand aghast at such conditions.   The question  of  bringing children  Into  the world
without  the  means  to provide for  them
becomes  o  momentous one indeed.    Perhaps   never has   the   realisation   of   this
question's   Importance   been  keener   than
It   Is  at  the  present day,  whe  nrapldly
changing  industrial  conditions  are  ruthlessly pushing aside the old to make room
for the younger workers I claim |
that the condition of race suicide as It
exists today constitutes one of the most
urgent reasons why governmental provision should t*e made for the care of the
aged. With the overshadowing fear of
poverty in old age completely removed
from their lives, men and women would
assume an entirely different attitude towards this matter. Aa it is today, the poor
man who rears a large family does so at
the cost of their physical and mental well
being. He must deprive them of comforts,
necesaltles-often of healthy aurroundlngs.
He must limit their education, and soon
send  them into  the  Industrial battle to
fight for themselves.'*
Now ,lt la evident to me that tola argument anawers itself, if "rapidly changing
industrial   conditions"   have   reduced   the
demand for manual laborers why should
we not discourage Instead of endeavoring
to increase our population thus adding to
the already vast army of the unemployed,
the laborers in sweatshops and factories,
the outlaws and the criminals and occupants of reform schools and charitable institutions?     l am not of those who see
any calamity In race suicide.   On the contrary I am of the opinion that we now
have altogether too many people on this
earth, for there are at this moment many
millions   who   are   perishing  for   lack  of
food, and even in the United States we are,
assured that there are ten millions who
are in a more or less destitute condition.
In the one city of  New  York there are
today   fifty   thousand   persons   who   lead
criminal  Uvea,   never  earning  an  honest
dollar, and every large city swarms with
similar vermin.    I   can   discover   no  advantage whatever in  mere   numbers,   but
believe it would be better for this world
If a  considerable  part of  its population
could be wiped out of existence,  because
then the remainder might exist in at least
comparative comfort.   If men have to work
ln sweatshops it is because there are more
laborers   applying  for   employment   than
there are situations to be filled, and consequently the employers can dictate their
own terms.    Many  persons are so  Ignorant that they do  not  recognize the  fact
that labor is subject to the law of supply
and  demand,  just like every other commodity, and that the remedy for low wages
is to be found only ln the withdrawal or
the surplus labor from the market.    Why-
do the poor worklngmen persist in spawning upon the world children for whom they
must know  there  will  be no chance  for
employment   except   in   sweatshops   and
factories at starvation wages?
And how absurd to advocate the pensioning of the aged ^n order to encourage them
to breed more children when we al-
readyhave more than there Is any use
for. To do this would be to offer a premium for Improvidence and thriftlessness,
for why should we strive to provide for
the future when the government has relieved us of all responsibility? Such a
scheme as this would result In making our
country one vast poorhouse. and we certainly now have all the paupers we need.
The Golden   Star publishes  the following poemlet, and says it was written in,
The  devil sends  the  nasty  wtnd
And blows our skirts knee high;
But Ood Is just and blows the dust   ���*
Right In the bad man's eye.
For monuments and headstones write
to the Kootenay Marble Works, Nelson,
B. C.
For particulars as to prices and kinds
of monuments and headstones, write to
the Kootenay Marble Works, Nelson,
B. C.
Newsagents and newsboys are wanted in all unrepresented districts to sell
IX>WERY'S CLAIM. Write for particular  L jti-ii.... Jim tmmm **mm*^^m
About Dyspepsia.
By Dr. J. T. Tilden.
Dyspepsia Is described as a disease of
the stomach, due to imprudent eating
It is divided into a number of varieties,
hut it does not suit my fancy to follow
the text book's description of this disease, any more than it has in others
mentioned in the club.
I shall divide it into two varities,
namely, local and general. The local te
the form that manifests Itself with
stomach symptoms, sucn as pain, belching of food, sometimes to the extent of
spitting up the entire meal in the course
of a few hours. In eome cases it is
sour, in others the taste is sweet, or unchanged from the normal taste of food
In some cases the pain appears soon
after eating, in others it comes quite regular and constant, three or tour hours
after. Some are marked with an acid
condition, or what to often called heartburn. Slight cases have a feeling of
fullness or load, as though a ball or
brick had been swallowed. A common
variety that belongs to the smoker, the
tobacco and gum ohewer, the peanut,
candy and popcorn eater, or the one who
must eat something at off hours, is
manifested by a tender, sensitive feeling at the pit of the stomach, at the end
of the breast bone.
Abuse to the stomach, continued long
enough ends) in some cases, in ulceration, with a vomiting of blood, and ln
others in cancer, In others dilation, and
������ulii others, obstruction. The fellow
who can't satisfy himself short of three
meals a day, with a drink of beer and a
sandwich at off hours, as a lunch, need
not expect to escape enlarged stomach.
There is a difference between an enlarged or dilated stomach and a big abdomen. The latter is due to an accumulation of fat. and a balloon-like distention of bowels is due to gas. Some people are fat, but fat only produces rotundity. The pendulous abdomen, the
disgraceful ag of wind, that some men
and women carry, is the kind that adds
so much, on the side, to a good joke���the
variety that becomes as choppy as the
Atlantic at a good laugh and causes its
proud owner to gather as much of it as
he can in his arms and pnctuate his loud
���guffaw with a few painful oh! ohs! A
rolling laugh for old wind hag amounts
to sweet pain, sometimes pain with the
sweetness left out
Old wind bag has a partner in the
shape of crowbalt Some people are
made very lean by the same cause that
-others are made fat Both these varieties can be cured by taking away a half
or more of their food, and adding exercise to the fat man and rest to the lean.
Fatness beyond a given point means
disease; it ends in degeneration of heart
or kidneys or of the blood vessels generally, Inviting apoplexy or sudden
deaths of all kinds, or places the victim
In a condition of health that if he meets
with an accident that forces confinement to bed for a while the Is almost
sure to die, if he haa a real up to date
doctor, who believes in stuffing, or a
scientist who doesn't believe there is
any such thing as stuffing, for there is
nothing to stuff, except erroneous
thought and even that has no existence
except in erroneous mind that has no
The remedy for these cases ie to abstain from food until   the bloating   le
gone and then eat two meals a day, a
-light  breakfast of  bread,  butter  and
fruit and then a dinimv in the evening
with pickles, coffee and tea left out, also
desserts.   Stuffing must be controlled If
such a subject ever expects to assume
the proper shape.   There ls no question
but that such people are made in the
image of their maker; they look it One
can see coffee, bacon   and dill   pickles,
doughnuts, sausage and pancakes In the
wink of their eyes and the dfuwn corners of their mouths, and the graceful
moves they get on themselves.   If such
people���the   fat     variety���were     ever
criminal,   an officer   would, have   no
trouble with them; simply throw tbem
on their backs on a dead level and, like
a turtle, they would be there when ho
returned with the patrol.   If these people could not help their unsightllness 1
would be tbe last person In the world to
poke fun at them, but there la no sense
nor reason In their distortion.   A little
self-control can put every one In a respectable shape.
The dyspeptic who haa pain or vomiting of food needs   to take a rest from
eating until the symptom Is controlled,
then resume eating as the stomach can
stand it   At first but very little, then
Increase as the stomach will tolerate. If
a special food Is needed application will
have to be made   to a physician   who
knows more than the patient of special
feeding.   It is impossible to fit a diet to
cases requiring special feeding.   A safe
rule ie to stop eating until all disagreeable symptoms are gone and then return
to food as the system will receive It
One should err on the side of too little
rather than too much;   exercise ls aa
necessary as care ia eating.   The mind
has much to do with digestion.  The Jealous woman need not expect any doctor,
nor system of cure, to cure her until she
has sense enough to grow out of such
childish ignorance.   Jealousy ls an animal instinct.   Some gods are said to he
Jealous, but it Is,safe to say   they   are
gods of the Ignorant, for the sod of the
intelligent could  not be made Jealous.
The  cure  for  dyspepsia,  due  to  Jealousy, Is to educate the subject.   -Envy
is the same; It belong to stupid Ignorance and selfishness.   The business man
who can't bear to see men prosper In
hie own line Is hard to cure, In fact he
can't be cured; he will die early of some
painful  disease,  and  the  "sooner the
quicker."   The person with the uncontrollable temper, the fellow who Is flying off at the handle on every occasion.
In fact, without occasion, Is a proposition
that Is hard to work, for such a case has
to be taught self discipline.  Suoh a person has dyspepsia and ao does every one
unfortunately  compelled   to  live  with
him.  Take a husband and father of thia
type and wife and children   must suffer
daily.   He lets fly hia temper, possibly
at the breakfaat or dinner table;  the
digestion of tbe whole family Is arrested
What ia the result? One child has a sore
throat, another a little fever from acute
gastritis, another may havo diarrh-ea,
another a cold. The mother has to feel
the influence of the temper ao often that
she la a chronic Invalid; she has uterine weakness and tv*3ry other weakness malnutrition will build and all
���sorts of dyspepsia. It Is no uncommon
thing for a whole family to he made
sick by one explosion of temper. Can
suoh a family be cured? No, not accord-
lag to law, for the offending member of
the family would have to be taken outside of town and shot And doctors
are expected to cure these people; no
wonder lots of them are run into the
hospitals for operations. The trouble
te the wrong fellow often get the knife.
The uncontrollable temper usually goes
with an uncontrollable appetite and passion. Such subjects can't get well ao
long as coffee, tea and tobacco form a
part of their daily luxury. Meat -grows
such a disposition and feeds it up after
t Is started. Such subjects should eat
very little moat���once a day ln the winter and none af all ln the summer. They
should eat no supper. Meat, eggs and
oysters should be sparingly eaten and
passion controlled. If this Is done tho
temper will lose Its force and come under the control of the Individual.
Some families are raised very seast-
t ve.    Children are educated Into shyness.    They art taught tbat tt ts better to be seen than heard.   This la rood
to a limited extent, but It Js dangerous
when carried to the extent of obliterating o child's Individuality.    Children
should  mix with others and come in
tact with tbe world.   I have seen aome
young people ao sensitive and shy that
tt waa a killing matter for them to meet
a stranger, and If. by    chance,    they
should, they  would spend days afterward la self-criticism because they failed to acquit themselves as they thought
they should.    They felt chagrined because of the faulty use of a word or because they were not equal to a pass at
repartee.   No doubt many quiet, well-
balanced  people  Invoice  their actions
and conversations after a meeting with
some one on whom they wished to leave
a good  Impression, but It should  not
amount to hours and   days of   worry.
This Is du�� to an unnatural and over-
supply  of  s��lf  consclouan��ss.    Such   a
person has too much self-feeling. In fact
he attaches  too much  Importance    to
himself.   It would be well for hlm to
understand that his feeling Is shared by
the one he haa been so desirous of making a food Impression upon, and If he.
too, does not have as much painful anxiety In the matter. It la because bis system has become used to the pain of social contact   Let me assure tbat mod-
eat, shy, suffering little maid that shs
never hope to meet with men and women so really great that they will not
wis hto make a -food Impreaalon upon
her, and Instead of them finding.fault
with ber for not saying something bright
and sharp, they will think how ntodest
sweet and unsstumlng ahe v*.   ����� tney
are not too full of other thoughts, so
that their minda will run back to -her.
tt will be with a pleaaaat thought and ���    ' _..
smile, for world-wise people love the
budding flowers of humanity. No healthy minded person can ever get Independent of the -good opinion of even a child.
Children and young peoplo should be
taught thia The shy young person
should know that if he could meet with
the man of the world and he equal with
him In knowledge he would lose cast
rather tban gain, for such a youth would
be recognised aa a monstrosity rather
than an objsct of admiration. It ia nice
for young people to show that they
have employed their time at school, but
there te a wise look and action born of
precocity that 111 becomes Innocent
youth. Kvery decade of life cornea with
its fruits; those who anticipate or come
with fruit several decades early will be
eyed with suspicion, or recognised aa an
early maturity that will probably end
in -early death.
The evil of cultivating undue sensitiveness, and a fear of meeting strangers may end In Insanity.    Such young
people should be fed right and sent to
mingle with the world, the sooner the
better.    It Is not well   to have young
people too forward, but this is a lesser
evil than the had habit of solitude, and
what It brings.   Social life haa Its drawbacks, but they are bettor than the ��**lf-
intlie ted injuries of isolation    Solitude
ruins an animal, ao It will the human
animal.   The man who avoids people except as he is forced to meet them In a
-business way. grows a morbidity that ls
transmissible.   Such a man cannot endure tne familiarity of the "hale-good-
fellow-well-met"   but It la a   thousand
times better for him to aland out and
allow the god fellow to pound the Shoulders off or hlm than to contract and retract Into hia ahell until suicide overtakes htm. and hia family or   friends
wbo are forced to be under his Influence
are ruined In their   nervous   systems.
Some people rain a family of children by
an unnatural desire to rear them pure.
The training la ao vigorous that it overreaches aad the purity shows itself in
a species of moral degenratlou.   I have
seen young men so moral that they were
ruined by It They were really degenerates through a morbid mind.   A mind
tbat has to be on guard all the time to
beat back immoral Impulses will end ln
moral degeneracy.  There la no morality
In the Individual who la compelled to
fit hia acta to an Imaginary standard,
and who spends much time ln balancing hia account   The moral man la the
one who la educated into a knowledge
of cause aad effect aad selects the right
because it la bettor, because it builds
a broader, better and healthier manhood
and lends a greater possibility to mind
development   A good, a virtue that is
practiced because of a fear to do otherwise, may keep a subject from objective
acta but lt does not keep him from subjection mental crime.   I have seen the
llertlne, and the externally pure and
Internally decayed���the aoclal pimp, and
the mentally debauched member of the
Y. M. C. A,, aad I moat say they are
equally lost to manhood and morality.
These types of people have trouble with
instruction.   The cure consists in education.
greases his capacity. A mind that is
forced into the narrow groove of a limited specialty contracts and involves-
eventually it fails to be capable of receiving an impression out of range of
ito specialty. Health is built on variety; monotony and limitation favor involution.
The mind of the average person is inclined to contract and retract into a
very narrow view of everything
Specialization, with its characteristic
shortsl-gnted and lopsided view of everything, is in constant war with broad
views and general principles. In little
things we see it cropping out daily. If
a convert is made to meat eating, meat
stuffing ��comes the order of the day. If
an individual is convinced that meat is
bad and fruit is good, fruit stuffing becomes the order of the day, and it will
have no let up unti the patient is made
so nervous that he Is in danger of going
to pieces. Tho meat easter will stuff
meat until he is ruined with rheumatism
or the kidneys give out or consumption
takes him off or he becomes offensive to
friends from catarrh. Possibly an acute
disease liko typhoid fever or pneumonia may end the life and save the victim
the chronic diseases. The fruit eaten
will go all to pieces in his nerves. All
sorts of neuralgias ancl irritations are
liable to manifest. Sleeplessness will he
common. Few people can eat fruit day
after day with impunity. No one lino
of food should be continued without a
change unless the individual is very
moderate. Lack of moderation is the
cause of food poisoning in all sorts of
special eating. Shortsighted and thick-
witted man thinks if some special var-.
iety of food is better than another it
means make a sausage of. himself.
I have people come to me with their
aches and pains from stuffing. I say
to them, "You are eating too much.'*
pool; they can't water tne hujck ��uu They answer, "I am eating just what
take in partners; there is no such thing you told me to." "Yes, but I did not tell
as forcing a bankrupt settlement, It Is you to kill yourself." "Oh, I thought
a little huslness tbey must attend to that diet was going to cure me." I ofteu
themselves' and the fellow on the other ^y to people: "I told you to take a
side of the'deal can't be dined and win- bsth, too, but I didn ot mean for you
��� * ���-*- - -r-rtiimiYimise.ito make a flsh of yourself nor stay under water until you lose your breath."
If I convince some people that a fast
is good I wiil find them weeks or months
afterwards starving thmeslves to
death, victims of foodophobia. There is
a strong tendency for people to run
everything into the ground. Nature demands moderation, but strange to say it
failed to plant a moderator in the human
Health requires food, exercise, sunshine, put air and contentment. Because the individual breaks down in his
attempt to eat everything he should
not go to the opposite extreme and
starve to death. Because exercise ia
good it does not mean over-develop, so
that one dies early, aa most athletes do
Sunshine is good, but one does not need
to strip naked and sit on a sandy beach
until his fat bolls through the ekln;
neither does he need to put a skylight
in his hat, or run around without a hat
Pure air is necessary, nut one need not
refuse to go In the house out of a storm,
There la a class of men who must have
Indigestion and eventually die of It or
eome disease of ita building; those men
who will not do a thing but attend to
business, and even regret the time they
have to spend ln eating. They neglect
everything necessary to bodily health.
They have not time to exercise. The
almighty dollar la the only thing In
the world they want They get to loving the dollar ao much that to be forced
to spend one gives them indigestion.
Tbe cure for such people Is in the devil's
hands and he will work them to a fin-
tehr 1 have no time to spend with them.
There are other dollar chasers not so
bad. yet most of them will not give up
the chase long enough to get health. One
trouble with men who devote all their
lives to intense business is they are hard
to teach outside of their business. They
belong to the child-world of thought
Their reason runs like this: What is
an appetite for If not to satisfy; food
was made to eat, and why not eat it?
They have enough money to make it
an object for medical men to humor
them and when they lose faith in one
doctor they go and take the flat Lory of
another until their diseases are rivited
upon them for life, or they are dead.
Money makes a man Independent, and
aavullve; his assertive ness extends
from things be knows to things he does
not know. He gets used to dictating and
he will use his methods on hie medical
advisers. The doctor soon finds that he
can have more Influence with him if he
humors bim; the results is he has his
own way and of course stays sick. Suc-
rataful business men make bad patients,
for when they knock their stomachs
out they are up against a proposition
they cant bluff, inveigle, cajole nor
flatter; they cant buy out. sell out nor
poejl    they can't water the atock and
side or in�� u-ewi i����� �� ... ���...
��esd, or hypnotized into a compromise
Thore is no such thing as taking out a
large insurance policy and then becoming reckless with combustibles, or doctoring a box of matches so that it will
inveigle a mouse into a nibble. The
sure cure consists of a thorough aelf-
oontrol and personal sacrifice, anel If
thoy don't submit they can pay a puppet
doctor to travel around with them for a
few years, giving tbem uncertain relief
until death settles the account. It is
pretty tough to get whore one can see
a world of business with no power to lay
hold of it. Every man can so conduct
his life, if he will exercise a little common sense and reason, that he can do
business so Ion gas he lives, but if nothing will do but to hog it���have it all at
once���nature will force a general compensation and after the money is had
the pleasure of spending it will be given
to some one else. There ls a limit to
every man's capacity, and the bottom
will fall out much sooner In the man
-'-- ~�� -rxwA id��a. Variety
Thesetynes of iteoSehave trouble with will fall oul mw ~~-~- v riety refuse to go In the bouse out. oi �� ^
Si^iVeM la righting who ^^^t^^^ and or f����liShly * ��U ** *��
the life.   Each case requires a special enlarges and expauu* 12
��� -���
when the mercury is 25 degrees below
after leaving a house that is overheated. Contentment Is a good thing, but
one need not bury all ambition and refuse to get on in the world because some
one has said that riches breed discontent, and that because "ignorance is
bliss 'Us folly to be wise."
Moderation in everything is the secret
of a successful life. A man should be
man enough to he able to see, feel and
nejoy everything on the earth or In the
earth, or beyond the earth, as far as he
is able to reach tt In a rational contemplation. All is good, except as It is made
bad by tbe ignorance of man. Bad is
in man and the use he makes of the
pleasures placed within his reach. Some
say there is no bad; I will admit this
when ignorant man is left out of the
Question, but when ignorance mixes up
with good, bad is born and it is the real
The reader will see that I have taken
in a large scope In this article, but my
object was to show that dyspepsia is a
disease that is not confined to a pain in
the stomach or vomiting, but takes in
the whole world of mal-assimilatlon,
both physical and mental, and that we
can have dyspepsia from ovdr-doing and
over-thinking. We should know that to
see is feeding the body through the eyes
and we can over feed and underfeed.
Eyes given plenty of work with rational
treatment can stand hard work for many
years. When young people say they
can't read because their eyes give out.
tt is oftener a giving out of thc industrial centre, many times due to a pre-
verted condition' of the nerves caused
by habitual stuffing or all kinds of food.;
All the five special senses are roads into j
the system for food, for "man does not;
live by bread slone." ancl these avenues
can be overworked and underworked���
both extremes are forms of dyspepsia
Hearing Is over-fed by music sometimes
until the subject is ruined in health.
Many musicians are degenerates. What
does such degeneracy mean? A perversion of utrition caused by over supply of
sound and continued until the normal
physiological condition is changed; in
other words the physical man is transformed from the original or normal adjustment into one specialised by sound
culture, and where the specialisation has
heen to the exclusion of every other
kind of nerve food education the subject evolves into what Nordau or Lorn-
broso calls a degenerate.
What Is consumption. Blight's disease and every form of chronic disease?
Degeneration; the subjects are physical
degenerates. How is it brought about?
By specializing In excessive eating. If
these subjects will add to their stuffing
the specialty cf exercise there is less danger of degeneration; then add to this
the study of books, and there is less danger still; then add to this music or anything that will lend variety, to the nervous impulses and every new and different impression added to the system lessens the chances for degeneration. .Specialisation means degeneration in a
complex subject The more animal the
man and the more common���homogenous���the less danger from degeneracy.
The complex man must have great variation; all the avenues reaching to his
nerve centre must be frequented or he
becomes a degerato from specialization,
in other words a dyspeptic.
Growing Wiser.
George Foster Peabody, the New York
banker, an ardent supporter of Dr. Crapsey says:
"I believe that our country now faces
a crisis in its true life. The need and the
demand of the hour are for truth-truth
hi thought; truth in speech; truth in action; truth at all hasards. We claim the
church to be the witness of Hn who is
the Truth-the truth which the world I
needs. -Can'we witness for any truth If
our members or our ministers are to be
prevented from speaking their honest
thought of and from and for God? 1 be- i
lleve the world is eager to hear the Christian of today apeak -courageously and
frankly as Christ spoke on earth."
Congressman Perkins who Is one of the
attorneys for the defence In the trial, said
said a few days ago:
"Who believes that the world was created in six days; that the sun goes around
the earth and that at the word of a man
the- sun stood still    .... There Is not  a i
person in our church; there Is not a per-
son in the court who believes the apostles j
creed as It was believed by the man who
framed It. . . . What fifty years ago was!
believed  by many to lie heretical is now j
believed by all the world."
Yes. indeed, a great revolution has taken
place during the past fifty years, and this
is only the beginning of the end The entire bottom is dropping out of this venerable humbug, and the next twenty-five
years will see still greater changes. We
no longer need Voltalres. Paine* or Inger-
solls to denounce this fraud, for Ihe clergy
themselves are doing the work with neatness and dispatch In a recent editorial
1 nthe Chicago Journal upon the subject
"How Times Have Changed In lhe Religious World," Is as follows:
Those of us whose memories reach back
to the time when Professor Swing and Dr
Thomas were expelled from their churehe*
for what was declared to be dangerous
heresy, or even to the time when Professor Briggs was the center of the theological cyclone, can hardly believe our ears
when we listen to the criticisms made ny
church authorities on Professor Foster's
treatise on 'The Finality of Ihe Chrsltian
Religion.' It ls true that Professor Foster's book has aroused a good deal of
vigorous protest in many quarters But
lt has not attracted a hundredth part or
the attention from the nehurches thst
Professor Swing and Dr Thomas attracted
in their day by uttering opinlona which,
compared to Professor Foster's were as
extreme In their old fsshloned orthodoxy
aa they were considered to be extreme in
heresy They merely expressed mild disapproval of certain purely doctrinal tenets not In the least Involving the question of Christianity's divine origin, to
say nothing of the queaUon of the existence of a personal deity. But their opinions stirred the entire evangsilatic wdrid,
subjected them to something very like
abuse and persecution, and ended In their
oat racism by all  orthodox  Christians
���And now, only SO years later, comes a
man. holding a chair ln a Baptist university, and seriously questions the existence of a personal God,
"The medieval view of the universe, says
Professor Foster, waa that It resembled
'an ocean steamer. Intrusted to the bur-
feting of winds and waves, but under the
absolute control ot its pilot, and that pilot. Ood.'
" This view,' Professor Foster asserts,
the modern scientist must reject. For him
there can be no pilot. Force ls not without
the world, but resident within. The world
Is self-dependent, self-lawglving, self, originating; and If It has an end, It |�� uh
tlsJuch' Is materialism, but, .gpbfessor
Foster does not go along with it the entire distance. He prefers to syntheslia it
with the old view 'standing again, In sacred worship as of old, but finding himself a living co-worker in the universe-a
learner that must become master. The
strong man. the truly religious man.' he
concludes, 'knows only one yearning���the
yearning to feel infinity and eternity iu
his own being In order that he may renew the world without from hi-, worm
"In the last analysis, of course, this
does not differ much from the old Christian spirit, which yearned for union with
Ood as reward for faith and good work-
Hut it absoutely obviates the divine atonement, upon which alone Christianity rest*,
as Its foundation. And yet the churches
merely shrug their shoulders when tots
Baptist professor attempts to destroy that
foundation,   and  let  the matter  pass.
"Times appear to have changed In the
religious world In the past thirty years."
In a re-cent Issue of the Literary Digest
are some extracts from the Rev. Newton
Mann's hook, entitled "The Involution or
a Great Literature"���this Is the evolution
of th�� Bible. He tells us that Moses was
probably a mythical character; Uamuel
was a clairvoyant and fortune teller, and
that Bsektel "realty had wheels In his
head." The sojourn of the Israelites in
Egypt was "a Action of the Hebrew imagination." which confirms the declaration of Professor VanBuren Denslow. who
clearly shows that the Jews never were
In Egypt, that whole story being a fabrication from beglnnin gto end. The narrative Is absurd upon Its face, and among
ail of the Inscriptions and documents
found In Egypt there Is not so much as
a word ��f confirmation of the bible story,
although some Interested persons, like
Brugsh Bey. have tried to make It appear so. Mr. Mann says the Idea that
these Israelites Introduced Into Palestine
the worship of one Ood and a high ethical
standard. Is "sheer fantasy." The Clou
they worshipped "was the twin brother of
Molech (the Sun-God) aflerce and merciless being, reflecting the temper of a
ferocious hand of Invaders, and the rites
by which he was worshipped were bloody
and revolting, having no likeness to the
ritual long afterwards adopted and attributed to Moses." David was "an unscrupulous man of blood" and the ark before which he danced was simply "a great
fetish." David and Solomon were really
not writers, but "David's having some little gift for song and harp sufficed, along
with his kingly distinction, to get him the
credit of writing the book of Psalms,"
while It la unlikely  that Solomon "ever urnmiTB CLAIM
busied himseir In literary pursuits, and
u is extremely doubtful that any word in
h,* bible is his." The book of Deuter-
onomy. supposed to have been discovered
In the temple during repairs In Joslah s
time was really concocted for the occasion by some clever priest; and the "Book
���f th�� Ijiws of Moses." read to the people by Bsra. had a similar origin, lt was
soon after this that the observance of the
Sabbath was adoptcxl from the worship of
Saturn  lo  please  the   populace.
Mr Mann casts suspicion Upon nearly
everything In the New Testament. The
miracles are "legends"; the resurrection l��
a 'm>th"; the account of Christ's birth
Im a 'charming conceit." In the Acts of
tht Apostles "we are in the full tide or
legend," and the only thing he seems to
think certain about Paul's epistles Is that
"they are not Psul's." In which opinion
he* I* supported by not only the higher
critics but by "the fathers of the church
for we know that among the early Christian se-cts the Corinthians and the Mar-
demists rejected the Acts; Ihe Keratites
and the Sevenlans rejected the Act* and
the- epistle af Paul. Chrysostom. about the
year -WO, says many people In hl�� tlnv-
knew nothing of Paul nor his wntinss
while the Eblonltes or Nasartnes who
���acre the first Christians���rejected all or
the eptetiei of I'neii and regarded him -*-
un Impoater.
Mr. Mann Is only one of many Who SfS
hustty engaged in tipping the church up
the back. I find In a Roman Catholic
Journal of  recrnt  date  the following:
"A-eeordlng to the latest account* Ger-
mun Protestant Um is on the point of being rent in twain. The rebellion against
the authority of the Catholic church led
by Luther In the ISth century Is supplemented In Ihe 30th century by a revolt
against teachings which formerly constituted the essential doctrines of Pre*
teatantlsm Fro mall quarters of Germany
eonu- urgent <|emands that Ihe divinity or
Christ shall no longer be required as a
iest of orthodoxy In the Prolestsnt ehureh.
This demonstration was precipitated by
ihe refusal of Ihe Consistory and the Hu-
preme Court lo permit Ihe Instillation,/***
pastor a Kev Mr Roomer who had preached sermons repudiating Ihe dlv'.nlty of
our Iav%\ characterising It as a myth in-
*plreel by Graeco-Pagan Influence*. Thc
���hurch to which Rev. Mr. Koe.mer had
i��een nppoliit-i*d refused io receive any
other pastor and Ils pulpit has remained
vacant  up  to   Ihe precent   moment.
"The extent of Ihe revolt, of which the
stand taken by this church Is an Incident,
la shown by the holding of 1300 mans meet-
lugs to discuss the re'lslous situation.
The Berlin special correspondent of las
New York World Informs us thai In a con
vernation with a leading theologian AS
was told that out of eight thousand German Protestant pastors In active service
"not more than one quarter are believers
In Ihe literal text of the Apostles' Creed,
and only one-tenth hold lo the divine l��-
(Hplratlon of the bible." With so large a
majority of the German Protestant p*��-
tors holding such unorthodox views it Is
not surprising that Protestantism In Germany Is paaslng through a serious crisis.
Bo threatening Is It that Protestant lenders
are demanding that the Kaiser, who I"
the official head ot the Protestant church
In Germany, call a general council to de-
vlse some doctrinal compromise lo pre-
yent German  rrotcstsntlsm  frorn  ���uffer-
lng shipwreck. The correspondent, we
have already quoted, speaking of the situation, says:
" 'Men like Prof Harnack. and Prof.
Delttxsh, author of 'Babel and Bible,
lights of the liberal school of theology.
propose that the Kaiser, as the head of
the church, call a general council of the
adherents of all theological schools to re-
cast the creed and formulate some neutral
body of doctrine which men of all opinions
can subscribe to. Should the Kaiser do
this the cataclysm may be prevented.
Otherwise. It is predicted on all sides, that
the Reform Church of Germany will soon
be split Into warring factions."
"When tut her rejected the authority of
the successor of Saint  Petre, the Pandora
box   from   which   the   sects   Issued   was
thrown open.    Kach  lnterprete*d  the bible
In his own  way. as it  had a  right to be
ac*c*ord!ng   to   the   Protectant   principle  of
private   Interpretation.    That  all   Protestant sects would not interpret It in the same
way could   have  lieen  seen   from   the  beginning.    It was not anticipated, however,
that   such   Interpretation   would   le*a<l   finally  lo the rejection of the essential doc*
trine?,  of   Christianity.    When,   ihe-reiore.
t'nltarianlsm came Into existence the* other
Protestant  sects   were   much   sho ked   by-
its  teachings.    Today they do not regard
Ihem the way they did a half OSntury ago.
Indeed,  disbelief In  the divinity of Christ
has   been   steadily   pervading   the   various
Pi-eiti'siani   seets.    The  Rev.  Dr.   Crapsey,
who is now on trial for heresy, champions
views held by hundreds of ministers not
only   In the   Episcopal  church  but  In  all
Protectant churches."
and kidney trouble to chronic headaches.
It is held that there is nothing as beneficial to the general health and complexion
as this water cure. It is not very difficult
ancl consists merely in taking from three
to four glasses of water every morning,
about an hour before breakfast and the
same amount before retiring. The water
should be pure and not iced. About two
quarts of water should be taken slowly
In this way, and the sallowest skin is
bound to respond to the treatment and
become clear and rosy once more. Sip
the wator f you have the time. At all
events do not swallow it by the glassful.
If the complexion is very sallow hot water should be taken instead of cold. A few
drops of lemon Juice can be added to take
away the insipid taste. The treatment la
most excellent for all diseases arising
from Impure blood, uric acid. etc.. and
people suffering from swollen Joints have
been entirely cured by this simple remedy.
Knock and the world knocks with you.
Roost  anel   you   boost   alone.
When you roast gooel and loud,
You  will   flnel   that   the  crowd
Has a hammer as big as your own.
Ruy and the gang Is with you.
Renlg.  and  the game Is all off,
For the lad with the thirst.
Will  see   you   first.
If you don't proceed to cough.
Re  rich anel   the  push  will praise* you,
Re poor .niul they'll  pass the Ice,
You're a warm young guy.
When   you  start   to  buy.
You're a slob when you haven't the price.
Re flush and ymir friends are many.
Go  broke and  they say  "Ta-Ta,"
While   your   bank   account   burns.
You    will    get   re-lurns.
Whe-n It's out  you  will get  the "Ha-lla."
Re gay ancl the mob will cheer you.
The-yil shout   while your wealth  endures.
Show  s   tearful   lamp���
And  you'll  see them  tramp.
And   It's back  to   the  woods for  yours.
There's always a  bunch  to boost  you,
While  at   your money  they  glance,
Rut   you'll   And   Ihem all  K<mo,
On the cold gray dawn,
Wheu the fringe shows up on your pants.
Instead of swallowing gallons of poison
vended tn patent medicine form, it were
well if those who suffer from depression,
headaches ami Internal troubles, could
be Induced to drink water and lost of it:
water distilled or filtered. After many
experiments physicians In all parts Of the
world now recommend the water euro for
almost  every ailment,   from  rheumatism
A well known Helena lawyer tells a
story that bears repeating. It seems that
several years ago the attorney in question had a case in which his client was
accused of murder. The evidence looked
pretty black for the defendant, and the
lawyer and his client came to the conclusion that as there was no chance to
win by fair means, they would resort to
the opposite. One of the jury, a gentleman
of Teutonic extraction, was bribed and
was instructed to stick for a verdict or
manslaughter, no matter what the other
eleven good men and true concluded" the
defendant ought to get.
"Now, remember." said the anxious attorney to the placid German, "no matter
what the other jurors want, you stand
for manslaughter, and don't you let them
tweedlc you Into any other decision."
After the case had been sent to the jury
the attorney and his client waited calmly
for the verdict, knowing full well that the
worst the latter could get was manslaughter. Their surmise was right, for after
being out several hours, the jurors filed
in and the verdict of manslaughter was
read by the foreman.
The next day the Dutch juror called at
thc offices of the Helena lawyer for his
remuneration, whieh was handed to him.
"Well." said thc disciple of Rlackstono.
"did you have a hard time swinging the
other fellows into line?"
"A hard dime! veil I should shmile."
was the answer. "Dey all van ted to acquit the prisoner und I had to work like
ter dnylil  to make dem consent to mako
It  manslaughter."
The MUlenlal Dawn, a religious book, on
page  163.   gives  the  following  prison  statistics for  England.  873.
Population by Religious Professions
Roman C7athollcs    1.5US.WM
Church of England   6.��J3,y,JU
Protestants and  other creeds   7.234.15S
Infidels and Atheists   7,eJ00,0eJU
Proportion In Prison
Roman Catholics, one In every      40
Church of England, one in every ....     TL
Protestants, etc., one in every      UK
Infidels and Atheists, one In every ..20.UW
There la room for a few more ads in
, tbis Journal. Don't be a cbubber. Send
iin a big oae, u
The Labor Fight.
By Jay Fox
At a very early period in the history
of thefiuman race, mankind became divided into two classes���the ruling and the
ruled; the one commanded, the other obeyed; one master, the other slave.
Those who first began prying Into the
mysteries of nature soon discovered they
could turn their kuowledge to account.
Visions of wealth flashed before their
mind's eye. Dreams of luxury dazzled
them and they early set themselves to
the task of materializing their hopes. By
thc effective use of tho knowledge ot
nature acquired the "wise" ones soon had
the crcdulocs mass of their fellows at
their command. A priesthood was established, and church and stato formed a
With the birth of these came the distinct
demarkation of class in society. Then the
working class became a legal institution-
it was recognized by government and established by law. Thep each took his
place either in the governing class as
master or in the working class as slave.
Then began the war of classes; the conflict between capital and labor, which
raged throughout the ages. Wars between nations have been periodical but
tho war lie tween capital and labor haB become continuous; and will continue until
the basic principles of society shall have
been readjusted.
Organized resistance of the working
class began to manifest Itself at a very
early stage of our history and a ta time
when one would have thought organisation impossible. So deep rooted ln the
human heart Is the love of liberty that
it began to manifest itself under what
one would think were almost Impossible
We   look  back   wilh   pride   to   classic
Greece and Rome with  theri marvellous
iroductions   in   tho ar.s,   their   free  citizenship,  republican  government,  etc.
We forget that all but a few were mere
slaves. Thc brightest minds of that time
could not conceive of any other condition
of society. An excellent example of the
the difficulty of men rising above their
environment is furnished by Plato, who
conceived a Utopia, dreamed a dream of
an ideal state of society. In which be
embodied a system of slavery. And Aristotle In his Politics, tells us that: '���Although artisans and trades of every kind
are necessary to the state they are not a
part of it.
Thus we see those learned Greeks did
not regard the men and women who fed
them as human beings, but as mere tools,
accessories, with no more claim to recognition than the dogs that lay at their
Like the civilization that flourished  before her  time.   Greece  went  down  under
the  weight  of  Inequality  and  oppression.
In the third century after Christ during
the twenty-seven years' war between Athens and Sparta, is the first authentic f c-
count of a strike.    The slaves employed
by   the  Athenians  in   manufacturing   the
munitions of war, struck, thereby accomplishing   the   defeat and   partial   destruction of beautiful Athens.
In Rome, during one perlo dof Its early
W-Ptory. associations of working men flour-
 i     I    '    B     i ^m-imUimw^m.
Ished. They made contracts with the government to supply Its needed material;
and made agreements whereby they tilled
the public lands on shares. But conquest
followed conquest; the rich became richer
and appropriated the public lands. The
Caesars brought many captives home to
Rome whose sale to the rich nobles displaced the "free' laborers ln the fields and
In the mines, and finally reduced the whole
working population of Rome to slaver*}*.
Strikes were suppressed by the Iron hand
of the government, the unions were destroyed and the employers' associations
were In their glory.
Thousands of prisoners of war were
chained together and sent down Into
the mines never again to see the light ot
day. Others again were trained as gladiators and forced Into the arena to slaughter each other for the amusement of
the aesthetic  Roman aristocracy.
But there was one gladiator, Bpartlcus.
"tho noblest Spartan of them all." who
escaped and gathered about him a band
of slaves, and for two years defied Rome,
destroying legion after legion of hcr army.
This gladiator general was finally killed
and fifteen thousand of hie brave followers
hanged on gibbets along the great Roman road, known as the Applan Way.
The marvellous generalship of Spartlcus
stands second to none of the great generals of history, though he was but a slave
and a rebel and therefore entitled to but
the brief mention of seven lines In the
"impartial" history of Rome by Pliny.
Graft and -corruption flourished In Rome
���men openly bought their places In the
Senate and other public assemblies. Opulence, debauchery*, sensualism ran riot
among the wealthy���the two per cent who
owned all the wealth of Rome.
Poverty and degradation reigned over
the tolling masses. The men whose proudest boast had been that they were Romans
now hated the very name of Rome; and
when the "barbarians" swept down upon
the great city, little or no resistance waa
offered. Rome fell. She had none to defend her. Monopoly and greed had destroyed the vitality of her workmen-
sapped their very life blood. Let the vandals destroy; It was time It was done.
A very Important outburst on the part
of labor took place In England in UM.
In that year the peaaantry under the lead-
ship of Wat Tyler rose ln rebellion against
the time honored traditions that made
them part of the land and subject to the
whims of the owner, whoever he might
be. The great black death had swept away
a third of the population. A great scarcity of labor was the result. This alarmed the landlords and a law was passed,
making It a crime for Ihe laborers to
demand more wages than Ihey were receiving before the black death visited the
country. Many thousands marched upon
London led by Tyler.
The wily young king, a la dof sixteen,
came out to meet the hordes of laborers
and demanded of Ihem what was their
grievance. "We will." said they, "that
you make us free forever, our heirs and
our lands, and that we be called no more
bond or so reputed." "ft Is granted." said
young scoundrel, nnd the credulous people thinking that the young king was as
good as his word, returned home. In an
altercation with one of the king's supporters, Tyler had been killed or moat
likely the workmen would not have been
so easily   turned  away;  at  least  young
Richard, true to his murderous trade,
fulfilled the promise ef freedom to some
fifteen hundred of his subjects by gibbeting them.
The uprising or strike, although an Immediate failure, proved In the long run
to be a great victory for the English
working class. No ruler ever feels secure
while the Damoclean sword of rebellion
hangs over his head. It needed but an increase of numbers to make the peasant
uprising a success, and eve nthough t
failed tt manifested clearly that there is
a limit to endurance beyond which even
a lowly toller will not suffer hlmselfto
be driven.
In 1KB these same English workers gave
loud expressions to I heir riscontent in
what Is known aa the Chartist agitation.
They demanded an extension of the franchise which was then denied them through
a property qualification. Hard times, produced mainly through a failure cf the
crops, had reduced Ihe workers to dins
distress. Privation and hunger stalked
abroad; and the people foolishly thought
If they only had the ballot they coodl
vote themselves prosperity forthwith. Tho
government, fearing for Its own safety,
suppressed the movent'nt before It became popular, but later granted the franchise which every Englishman now discreetly uses, just like Americans.
The workers of England and America
have learned by common experience that
the glorious privilege of voting men into
office, somehow does not Increase the
weight of their dinner palls, and lhey
are beginning to look elsewhere for reller.
Most workers vote to be sure, but only
as a matter of habit, and not with the
slightest hope of Increasing their wsges
thereby. For that they look to their
unions. Those exceptions who are prompting a working class political party will
admit they havc little or no fal h In
politics, and that the yonly carry on the
agitation as a matter of propaganda tor
their economic beliefs.
Intelligent working men know that tha
politics of n countr yls controlled by the
men who c-ontrol Us stocks and bonds and
possess the title deeds of Its wealth. H
la quite natural then lhat ihey should
eschew politics nnd direct Iheir efforts
to  Ihe  conquest  of bread.
The trade union is the medium through
which the tollers are working lo that end
and Ihey are ever on the alert to forestall
any attempt to divert their unions from
the real basic cause of their misery-economic  wage-  slavery.
Nor can there be any rcconclllstlon between capital and labor. tabor produces
all wealth; capital controls It The very
best that capital haa ever been willing to
do haa been to give labor a bare exlat-
ence while engaged In the production of
the world's wealth. To retain eyes this
small portion of tin product. labor has h*d
to keep up a continual warfare, as 1
havc hinted by the foregoing historical
citations. The numerous panaceas of profit shartngs and the like suggested by
apologists for the wage system will not
help the caae.
Wages are the result of of a free contract between a hungry laborer and a
turtle fed capitalist. The laborer must
sign or starve. If he will not sign today
he will surely sign tomorrow; the capitalist can wait. His larder la well stocked
with the result of his 111 paid toll. The laborer knows thia snd every wags earner LOWERY'S CLAIM
m*m ���������
in the land Is working under pretest.
The truth lhat all labor produces, ay
the laws of eternal Justiee belongs to labor is fast gaining ground, and no compromise will bc accepted by those who
stand upon that platform. The Interests
of capital and labor are diametrically opposed. Capitalism Is based upon the exploitation ot labor, an exploitation that
must cease. I
While the a age system exists exploitation a ill go on. Therefore labor does
not agree with those who would patch up
the present-order of things. It Is already
too late for ameliorative methods. Nothing short of a complete change of the
vystem of production sad distribution will
satisfy the uew aspirations of the workers.
Vor ages they have carried the burdens of the world on their shoulders, now
they wish to lay down the load for a moment to redistribute the weight, giving
those who carry none, their share, and
lighten the strain upon the se who are
hravy laden. The wage system will nol
I��*rinit of such an equality, therefore must
give way before the pre*-tire of the new
social and economic ordi r   .-ooperation
Thr claims of wsge slavery���that servitude of economic necessity. ia as galling sa ever were lhe Iron bauds that
hound the human chatte a of Rome or
Virginia Liberty was never so mue h
M.ught  after as tt  la today.
c�� cooperation; a brotherhood, wherein
lhe claims of love an dfellowshlp will predominate, seems to be the method of the
coming order. In sueh fellowship, force
will have no place Any attempt lo stem
the tide of this changing order will ouly
s��-celerale the movement.
undermining the <rigttr of Ce sout.i. To be
on tho safe aide c*ne n* mt rat an.l drink
ifotihlng but greens and creek water,
washed down witn an ocns.onil piece
of  pumpkin  pie.--'.mini-!.ml  -fppefl.
81W5  MADE $100 A DAY
Senator Piatt, In a humorous speech was
praslng woman at a dinner party.
"And her business ability!'* he exclaimed. "Only the other day the young wife
of a young friend of mine Bald excitedly
to her husband on his return home from
" John I've made more money than you
" 'How much have you made-?' he asked.
" 'A hundred dollars.' she said proudly.
" 'Good, good.' cried the young man.
'And how did you make It *
" 'Well,' said the young lady, you know
my old piano that you only paid ��00 for?
I sold It today for $�����*.'
" 'Gracious, and what are you going to
do with  the money?'
" 'Oh.   there  Isn't  any money."  she  said
" 'Eh '
" 'Vou see. I sold the piano to a dealer,'
ahe exclaimed 'He gives me a new one
for $oO(��. and allows WO for the old one.
Haven't I done well? If you would stay
at home and let me run yonr business for
you you'el grow rich Think. $100 a day!
That Is over *3��.'MJ a year'.'*
Some   of  our  guide*   to   correct   earing
tell  us  that   WS   mustn't   eat   beef If   we
mould   not   invite   the   placid   lapc   worm
to  be among  those   present.    Others  say
Wej   mustn't   eal   pork   because   It   Is   the
"worn  ally of  Indlgsetlon.    Milk   may   be
foil of germs and therefore we should not
speak of cows aa we pa** by.    Even buttermilk -ones   popular  with   nearly   every*
body-has Its enemies.    Walcr should  not
be drunk  until  It Is  filtered,  distilled,  investigated   with   X-rays,   cross-examined
and   subjected    lo   a    chemical   analysis.
Tea and  beer  should   be   tabooed.    Never
drink Iced  tea   under sxnp clrcumstanccg
Roll your lee water before -drinking   1-aino
is sometimes  prescribe���!  In  broken  dewes.
but  ham Is cstteclally condemned  by  the
Mandarltlng on the   wall.    Tomatoes cat
lhe enamel off your teeth.    Potatoes have
no   food   value.     A   general   demurrer   l*
filed   to the   use   of white   bread,   urown
bread, corn bread and rye bread.    I'sCer-
e akea?   o.  horror.    Muah  Is  Ihe   tbOWi ������
ation of abominations.   Sugar condu.'o* te
kidney troubles.    Net ver eat  livir of I n>'
kind,  as  that  ls  ��he  part of un i nlmai
most likely to nave tne hieastM.   <cm l"
bard to masticate and therefore rrt to remote  indigestion,    l-wi   ,fc    Ol irntwrs
make   anarchists;   0Or*Ot3   anl   racP-hes
promote crime,   and   varus   ether   *<*���"
tables  and   fruits   pro luce   gastrin.-,   appendicitis,   neurosis.   Insomonia    P�� reals,
cirrhosis of the llv?r. toxmtta, annals and
paralysis.   Beana lead 1 > dlvorc*.   &Mt"J
are all right.   Beets gw* Ike folet. i.at W
lofty   Ideaa.    Cabbage   I**   ibe   l ar nt   of
aodaiism  and water  rruhu* wre  i lowly
The man In the smoker was boasting or
his  unerring ability to toll from a  man"
look*   exactly   What   City   he   came   from.
������You   for example. '  be said to the man
nf.,t to hlm.    you are from New Orclans.
H%^\iyhfriond.' turning to the man on
theo her side of hlm. "1 should say yon
X?riaiCWragor   Again he was.right.
The  other  two  men   got  Interested
..AlM|   you aro  from   Roston.
the thlrci man
-That's right, too
he-  asked
said the New Bng-
Oranbrook, B.C.
"And you from Philadelphia, I should
say?" to the last man.
"No, sir." answered the man, with considerable warmth; "I've been sick for the
past three months; that's what makes mo
look  that way."
Is convenient to ��ll depots, telegraph
olfices snd banks in the cily. Special attention paid to tourists, commercial and
oterwhe.   The cuisine Is excellent, and all
lh. wlr. wh"*" >ou
���.���,,t rooms served.
Kootenay Engineering Works
Nelson, B. C.
Founders, Machinists and Iron Workers. Makers of the Crawford Aerial
Tram; Castings, Builders Materials,
Mill and Mining Machinery.
P. 0. Box 493
Sharp & Irvine
Mining Brokers
Active  minln  gstocks  bought  and  sold.
Drawer   1082.   Nelson,   B.C.
Rooms 905*6, Peyton Block, Spokane, Wash.
3s the leading hotel of the city.   Mountain  trout  and game dinners a specialty.
Rooms  reserved  by telegraph.
HUGH NIVEN, Proprietor
S. J. Mighton
Has the largest stock of Pipes. Tobaccos,
ngare and Smokers' Sundries in the in-
terior of B.  C.
Mail orders receive prompt attention.
..  une of nerve  bracers unsurpassed
Has a  line  oi   uwv��   "����� otpjii -west.
eVcfy  ahot of  spirits  mentl.
Home industry.   Catalogue free.
Seed House and Greenhouses,
3010 Westminster Road, Vancouver, B.C.
HooMtb * ���*����� Pro***140"
11 ,U FERNIE.   B.   C.
p... coal p^tt|r0TT<  m%
Pitfier & LeieSer
Victoria, Bole Agents.
Munro's Old Highland
and Whiteley's Liquer
Whiskies are the best
Cfias. Burt
Agent. Nelson.
A 16
As the days of cirrait ;*ouit near again
the editor of the Mt8*>i.i-kn -tf'.-n thirks
of Captain Jas. Ij Fv.vis, tho ncble tribune
of justice and most ��*!o*��iu Jit i* rator at the
Bar. The followlhg ev3:rpt from cn�� of
his speeches is a treasure cf P��,c lcgic
and is Indeed a -tobel *1moei*Jj.i to every
juror, newapaper man, lawyer a **! citizen: "Prejudice s he mo-it ignoble element in mans nature, it a**'s without reason, destroys without n ��:�����*>*. r rkes Us
bouquets from horns instead of dowers.
It Is as cruel us ihe tur.ive, ?.nl ns unrelenting as fate; t >ces *-r.".y tho evli and
never the good; it glorias in misery and
envies happiness; it lowers and rc\er
elevates; lt harnesses tha living md disturbs the memories of i.ho doil, and He
last dying echo 's tbat of wretcheuness."
About Float.
Float is not a periodical. It la a book
containing 86 illustrations, all told, aad
is filled with sketches aad stories of
western life. It tells how a gambler
cashed in after the flush days of Sandon; how it rained in New Denver long
after Noah was dead; how the parson
took a drink at Bear Lake in early
days; how justice was dealt ia Kaslo
in '93; how the saloon man outprayed
ihe women in Kalamazoo, and graphically depicts the roamlngs of a western
editor amongst the tenderfeet ln the
cent belt. It contains the early hia*
tory of Nelson and a romance of the
-Silver King mine. Jn it .are printed
three western poems, and dozens of articles too numerous to mention. Send
for one before it is too late. The price
is 25 cents, postpaid to any part of the
world.   Address all letters to
R. T. LOWERY, Nelson, B. C.
Twelv-c back numbers of LOWBRV3
CLAIM, and a copy of Float are Bent
postpaid to any address In this world
for ONE DOLLAR. Buy a bunch and
strengthen the band that ghts the world
Teacher���Here3dltary Is an adje*ctive tbat
means something that descends from father to son. Now. Willie Green, construct
a sentence containing the word.
Willie Green���My pop's pants are hereditary.
Marriage is a legal way of holding
the incompatibe together, and in denouncing divorce the church is going
against nature, and filling the land
with broken hearts.	
Shops In all leading towns. Contracts
solicited to supply  armlea and  railroads.
Calgary; Alberta.
are Union Made Cigars, made by  W.  P.
Kilbourne & Co.. Winnipeg,  and sold on
the  road  by GEORGE  HORTON.
The Kaslo Hotel is SLRVS
in the cky. COCKLE * PAPWORTM.
Xil6 JMsTtlOtt hotel  In  Nelson.* On
white help employed.
Tremont House 5ST3 & ft��
lean and European plan. Nothing yellow
about the house except the gold In the
safe. MALONB  ft   TREGILLU8.
Newmarket Hotels % SK
lsts and  millionaires  visiting  New  .Denver. B. C. HENRY STEUK.
Qe    n*mA  Is   the      leading   hotel   in
OU  JjlHiO   TRAIL.   B. C.
JAB.  DAWSON.  Prop.
Civil   Engineer  and   Provincial   Land
Still retains Its supremacy as the best
hotel In the. Kootenays.
Excellent hunting In season. Good trout
fllshlng In th eElk river and neighboring
Address  all  communications   to
Thtttif Crahttt, Huagtr
MICHEL.  B.   C.
Starkey & Co.
Wholesale Dealers In Produce and
In 10 and SO acre Blocks
For sale on easy terms.
***��..   .m^���.i     ������ wl^m.i  ^T^mwT^mm^i^tZZwZ^Z^X
The Strathcona
Ia situated on a alight eminence, just a block from -Due busy
scenes on Baker Street and la within easy touch of everything ln the city.   From Its balconies can be aeea nearly
all the grand scenery that surrounds the beautiful
city of Nelson.   Few hotels in the great west
���equal the Strathcona, and tourists from
U.       every land will Had within its portals
T    sfKiiiUV all the essentials that crest* pleaa-
"*V ^Si-li-ST* ant memories within the
*e**WMBMR     ' mind of those who
���  mM. tf   ft'
B. TOMKINS, Manager,


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