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 NUMBER 32.
���WSMH-HHSBHS
NELSON. B. C. CANADA.
PRICE:  10 CENTS
APRIL,  1906
LOWERY'S CLAIM
Is devoted to Truth. Humor and Justice, and is published monthly at Nelson, B. CL. Canada. It is sent, postpaid, to any part of the world for $1! dom laugh.
a year. Advertising rates are $2 an
inch each insertion.
place is next to   her,   or in the next  is to be hoped that its managers will
county. ( not get crazy for speed.
Only a tuft-hunter would pick a name      Nelson wants more cappers and deal-
like Prince Rupert for a great western, ers. It has plenty of boosters,
city. - ��� '       :	
  Experts claim that   American    born
girls cannot be trained to become servants.
Make no haste to get a million dollars for those who have that much sel-
Lowery's Claim has never been raided by the sheriff, railroaded by an indignant populace, nor bulldozed by the
brokers  who issue tickets  on  heaven
T^nt h*�� nn. ��,it,�����.���     i*      * Th6 P0!* ,s mightier than a king. The
ihl HanilJ ?,nefadyantase*     \ re<l��H king of Saxony having been divorced,
!!�� nS6IL0if00d I*1**1"* * <**ing! has applied to the po^e for a special
  j license permitting him to marry again.
too much meat.
fTVc^nslSeration It doe, not hSEE .JSSST^' H?* *"/ surf��" of! The good is always counterfeited. That
In tt. Ml ofma.L-te h?h!?n>ta IS. S L,^pol?>?��� and a foe ,0 a calm te *>*' "** and air sites on the top of
en 'gSd  wav'eJU&��?Jl2��S&l ^ Unr"med "-^^ I *** ********* **** Nelson are being
:   renssv*    sas   i
History repeats itself.   There is talk \ an aCre.
of another boom in the Slocan.   It al-l
ready has come to Nevada.
the mountains near Nelson are being
sold ln St. Paul as fruit lands for $1.50
iu cm- iaii oi man, ner tne nydra-head-; and unruffled existence.
��d god  waved  before a long-suffering
public by  those who peddle theologic
dope, and  subsist upon the fears and
superstitions  of the  human  race.    It
believes in everything good, and hopes ...������.,,.,.��� ,.����� *,.���.,; .o ����� *..������. w^ ��
that a method  will  yet be discovered;    King Edward has been requested to  Htoue god.   They seldom get farther than
that will smelt all evil out of the world   visit Canada, and already the tuft hunt-! u,e cover and the big pictures of Christ
.nd   IamlYA   TWithlnir   ?>>ir    trntA   In   Ika   U^��_* ���*.._��-��- -    ���
The majority   of people in America
worship the Bible as an Indian does a
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and leave nothing but gold in the heart ers arc looking for telescopes.
of man.    If you believe as we do send _
In as many subscribers es possible so Twelve back numbers o/ this Journal,
that we can keep the press running un- and a copy of Float are sent to aby ad-
til   a process is discovered  that  will dress upon receipt of one dollar.
jar all misery from this universe and! 	
annex it to the flower gardens in the
New Jerusalem   .
big pictures
and other old-tinicrs.
R. T. LOWERY,
Editor  and   Financier.
Winnipeg is such a dismal place on
Sunday that the churches are crowded
with people seeking relief from ennui.
Times are improving in    GoldfieldsJ The crowds are so great in some ofthe
Last week the lowest price for faro chips \ theological dope edifices that the author-
in that city was two bits each. 'it,es have threatened to arrest the man-
*       _ agers for over-crowding.   None seem so
The sales of .he Blbl. are Increasing ^***te*��5"S��2&
in Russia.   That country is also a good
All Booster Clubs should bc born iu  market for guns, rum, bombs   anel dead
March
Jews.
No great poems arc written on a full
stomach.
Dr. Torrey, the great specialist upon
matters  pertaining to  hell, must bave
man. and a panic from any cause would
mean certain extinction to many of tho
physically weak caught iu the undertow
of a mad rush.
It is just possible that    God    made
Monotony of existence Is destructive  his ozonlc career
of literary development.
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sworn off smoking at some time during] Adam, but the Devil must have made
his liver. Asa torment to the human
race the liver is entitled to a front seat.
It is degenerate aud causes millions to
France will build six battleships equal
Indications point to a great boom In   to anything afloat.   This has nothing to
typhoid this summer at, Cobalt
It inuRt be a cold day in Alberta when
somebody does not. start a new town.
do with the holy water racket now prevailing in that country.
Spring is here and the bloom Is on the
sulphur anel molasses.   Have a shot?
If you would train on for a hundred
years beware of the fast life whon your
ied corpuscles tempt you to tread the| ��� ������^Tcc^c^'sei^e system of
three popular routes to hell. ' e,^uw *u - *        	
see many a glimpse of hell. Without it
this would be a happier world. Theological pedlars never raise their voices
against the evil of a dissipated liver,
perhaps, because that degenerate organ
often drives people to church ln search
of relief when they only need more ex-
The high price of copper Is a boon to
mining industry in British Columbia.
���������"���
In the mountains a man's wife seldom
cuts his hair with a mowing machine.
Ice seldom troubles a man's pedal extremities when he is loser in the game.
make the distance this summer between
  Montreal and Vancouver in 72 hours. If
In Kent tick two women fought a pis- such a timecard should come to pass it
tol duel on the street without, hurting! is likely that, an occasional train will
each other, but. killed a man some dis-i land in hell instead of Vancouver. Ex-
tance away. This proves that when a cept in great accidents the C. P. R. ex-
woman is out with a gun the only safe cells nearly all roads In America, and It!
  eating.    You can    see anything    from
! Jesus to red-eyed turkeys   when your
In Spain the other day Princess   Ena nver js thick with the slime of exces-
changed   her  religion.    This  does  not | glve eating or drinking.   If you are an
ruffle the world any more than if she evangelist always reach   out   for lost
had only changed her shirtwaist. sinners when the bile is in their eye.   A
  man with a torpid liver will believe al-
It is rumored that the C. P. R. will | most anything if presented to his saffron
ision by an expert mind jammer.   Pos-
vi .
sibly. being so degenerate the liver
should be taken out every spring, run
through a threshing machine and the
hose turned on it for a few hours. Such
a custom would soon make a great
change amid the people of any nation, LOWERY'S CLAIM
Legs and Church
In order to provide funds for the support of its work, says the N. Y. Truth-
seeker, the young women of the Second
Methodist Protestant church of Pittsburg, Pa., have been holding up young
men, taking them to a quiet corner, and
saying: "Won't you please put something in my stocking?" Eight hundred
dollars is reported to have heen raised
by the trick. The proceeding is thus
described in a local paper: "The
stockings have been the sheerest, softest
silk, and the display has been open and
above board. The most timid of the desired subscribers to the church fund
have been shown exactly how to undo
the ribbon with which, instead of the
more ordinary garter or buckle, these
charitable stockings are fastened, and
allowed and encouraged to slip their
hands inside, provided only there is
money in the hand when it goes ln and
none when it is withdrawn.' The women who used to frequent the concert
hall kept by Harry Hill, known (no
doubt unjustly) as the "wickedest man
in New York," introduced that method
of obtaining an unearned increment, and
were stopped by the proprietor as being
too unscrupulous for mm. Thc church,
which aforetime kept worn n in the
temple, is more free and easy than the
sporting resort.
Great Scott! What an ignoble way to
reach out for higher things. There Is
but a paper wall between sex and religion, and the statistics of camp meetings
and emotional revivals prove that the
.lesus mania has an extremely can-
tharidic effect upon the weaker sex.
Many a poor girl crazed by a desire to
hand her soul to Jesus has weakened her
intellect, paralyzed her will power and
thrown away the priceless gem of womanhood upon some smooth villain In
whose black heart lust has lit a flre that
blisters, scorches and burns every white
Uiy that bends towards Ita flame. Il
there -be a Judgment Day and we are all
rounded up before the Court in the New
Jerusalem, what will become of the
theological dope peddlers who while upon this earthly plane drove women into
the crazy formation by their insane
hypnotic ravings about a mythical
spook of the dim. dirty and dusty past?
But, let us get back to Pittsburg
where the girls have their legs felt for
the glory of God. and young men
fumble for Jesus amid the lingerie of
plump, but church-crazed damsels.
What a diabolical way to raise money
for God! Dangerous, too. for if a
young man's hand should slip the consequences might be terrible. Many a
scheme has been worked by the faithful
fools of all churches in order to obtain
funds to bridge their route tu beaven.
but none so unique and risque as the
Pittsburg one. It is easy to imagine
bloated bawds in a brothel or a ���Coml-
que allowing men to toy with hidden
lace, and push dollar bills down tbeir
stockings, but it seems incredible that
such a performance should lie permit ted
in a church. A sad union of sensuality
and religious mania. Low, indeed, must
this Pittsburg church have sunk in
moral degeneracy when its nympho-
manicalj lady members will prostitute
their mddesty. and Inflame the passions
of men In order to procure money for
he saving of souls. Such Immodesty as
displayed by ladles of the iron city ls
only a step from physical prostitution,
and pure young men should keep away
from that church Ior aggravation is
probably worse than a reality.  The devil
hides under a woman's petticoats when
ahe allows men to trifle with her ger-
ters for the love of Jesus and the gospel mill that has given hcr salvation
at the expense of modesty.
This is the age of commercialism and
the golden calf even invades our churches and pushes his dollar nose against
the velevet on the pulpit, covers the deacons with his hoofs, and swishes his
tail over the balance of the congregation. In order to build expensive
churches, send egotistical missionaries
to annoy the heathen, pay fancy salaries to beloved pastors and outshine rival creeds, heaven boostets and those in
a dream from their hot air dope will
resort tb bazaars, socials, tea pugilism,
indigestion dinners, murdered art concerts, lotteries and many other schemes
to win the dollar In the name of Jesus,
but It took Pittsburg to take off the
limit and. prove a leg show* as a money
getter backs every other church skin
game clear over the dump of mediocrity.
Luckily at the time the windows were
shut and the wind was not blowing or
else this original way of taking up a
collection might have ended In an orgle
that would have brought the deep, red
flush of shame to the lace of all decent
Christians. If Christ could have dropped through the smoke into that Methodist church in Pittsburg when the girls
were elevating their dresses in His
name.* and the boys in bated breath were
stuffing roomy stockinga, a la Santa
Claus, with the greenbacks of commerce He would have grown lonesome,
and thought It was a long way from the
mythical bloody cross In Old Jerusalem
to the temple in one of America's leading cities Where the flesh, coupled with
religious mania had driven modesty and
innocence clear through the stained windows while shapely women with the
name of Christ upon their lips lure
men's souls to the devil via the silk
stocking route. Little </onder that men
of sense grow sick at heart and turn
away from so-called religion when they
And a church becoming a training school
for the bipthel. and Its fair members
pandering .to the red rose of lust, instead of the sweet white lily thst strews
the trail leading to the higher ground
of all that ,1s good in man on this earth
or the mystery beyond the grave.
Morality *is a think apart from theological dope, but like gold and silver in
country rock it Is sometimes found in
religion. Morality Improves religion,
but religion is a dead weight to morality. The'observer of morality lives a
correct and happy life. He is satisfied
to lie good for the Joy it brings to his
soul, and tbe health that it causes to
dwell within his body. He worships no
dead or crucified deities, and pays no
toll to half backed creed boosters to tell
him romances of the mythical past nor
theoretical yarns about the future life
of dead mankind. Being good, the moralist fears neither gods, men or devils,
and avoids the hypnotic mental poison
that permeates all creeds, robbing the
human race of Its freedom* intellect,
manhood and dollars. Priests, pars>ns
and creeds with their waning theories
about hell, heaven, Christ. Mahomet and
the devil have ever kept the universe
in chaotic confusion, and millions,
hllndeel by early teachings, with their
minds mentally impotent from the lack
of thought have lived and died ln slavery
to the greatest graft and fake that has
ever fastened Its fangs In the mentality
of man. Holy fakers have too long for
their own aggrandisement preyed upon
the fears and hopes of suffering but Ignorant humanity. They have failed to
better the world, and It! Is time that
churches were turned into halls of
science, and prayer books Into works
that treat upon hygiene, and rational,
mental, and moral training. Tho Pittsburg incident plainly Indicates that
when ladles commence to lose their
modesty In order to raise funds for a
church lt ls time to call a halt ere the
principle becomes a festering blotch upon the fair name of American. Appealing to the sensuality of man or his love
of female anatomy may be the newest
way to raise money for the Christ, man-
la. but as a lesson ln morality It will
not be endorsed by those outside the
spell of Christianity. Don't get off at
Pittsburg.
HE LIKED THE MIDDLE ONE
A traveling salesman arrived at home
about 3 In the morning to discover that
his wife hsd given birth to triplets. He
was delighted almost beyond self control of himself.
"My." he said "I mu��t go right in and
wake up Dooley."
Dooley was bis next door neighbor,
and a dog fancier.
He pulled Dooley out of bed, got him
to hurry on his clothes, brought him
in about half awake, and stood him before the triplets.
"Aren't they dsndies?" he asked.
Dooley gazed at them in a semi-awakened state, anel. still rubbing the sleep
from his eyes, replied:
"Yes; they're all right. 1 think If I
were you I would keep that one In the
middle."���Punch.
PROVERBIAL AS8URANCB
���*,
Monopoly Is the best policy
There's no tool like sn old fool.
A man |s known by the Company he
floats.
Don't kill the goose thst buys tho
golden brick.
A good graft is rather to be chosen
thsn great rlchee.
Take care of the books and tbe funds
will take care of themselves.
Tbe man who eats meat three times
a day is lucky to live forty years. Even
if he does live past that age he is sure
of rheumatism and food poison diseases, LOWERY'S CLAIM
3
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RATIONAL  REFLECTIONS
Nothing is worth worrying about.
What   is    merely   caution   is often
taken for morality.
Executive ability Is the capacity for
living off other men's labor.
"Honesty is the best policy'' was
never the motto of an honest man.
The cream of compensation is never
missing from the milk of human kindness.
���Svmpathy is the golden key that unlocks the door to the heart of humanity.
Too many reformers remind one of a
castaway seeking to serve as a pilot.
There are a thousand failures from
lack of ability to one from lack of appreciation.
Appeal to the maternal impulse is so
easily, made that a woman can love even
her enemy's baby.
If folks would tell only what they
know, the world would soon be populated with mutes.
The character of some preachers Irresistibly suggests a bald barber recommending a hair tonic.
The cyni cis an individual whose self-
esteem is in direct reverse ratio to his
intrinsic   excellence.
Heaven Is reserved for the religious
in compensation for the many good
times they miss ou earth.
If "Ignorance is bliss." brother, what
a perennial paradise must be the existence of some people we know.
Too many church communicants, immediately they have become* "confirmed," began to act as If they were "Incurable."
Had that fatal fruit been the dried
apple of commerce, the First Parents
would never have been tempted to their
fall.
It Is among the cosmlcal plausibilities that the heathen was created for
the special delectation of women's
church societies.
Freedom of any kind���personal, social, industrial, Intellectual, political or
spiritual���cronies with the capacity for
self-government.
The difference in view point may be"
defined thus:   To a man. religion means
a reform of creation; to woman a form
of recreation.
"Don't be a bachelor." If you are
such, you are dodging destiny. An miniated man is a piece of human rubbish
on the dump-heap of Time.
You may renovate your reputation
antl even kalsomine your character but
there is no real reform unless you give
your* heart a house-cleaning.
When a man refrains from "doing his
darnedest" because he feels himself to
be superior to his surroundings, the discrepancy, if not a fancied one, will soon
disappear.
Don't always place too much confidence in the man who shouts "Amen!"
loudest and oftenest; his vociferousness
may be an effort to drown the voice of
conscience.
PASSING  OF   BILL.
W. K. Richmond cashed iu at the
hospital in Vancouver a few weeks ago.
Bill was one of the most typical prospectors that ever blazed a trail in the
great west. His soul was above the
dross of material things, and upon every
occasion no matter how depressing, he
was politeness personified. The death
of his wife caused him to turn his face
towards the setting sun, and for more
than 30 years he ranged the mountains
from Alaska to Mexico. To a man who
had braved so many dangers in the wild
free life of the west it must have been
rather trying to die between sheets with
his boots under the bed, and his face
turned towards the plastered wall. Over
the great divide where Bill has gone
many an old trail blazer hopes that he
has staked a claim in the New Jerusalem
that will never pinch out. and with Jesus
for a partner that he will hold his
ground through all eternity. Although
Hill did not take his blankets with him
we feel certain that he is now in heaven where the bannocks are aU honey,
the claim jumper never comes, and
sweet, singers decked in flowers, fill the
air with perpetual song.
A correspondent at Ferry, Wash..
tells how a woman at the risk of her
own life carried an insensible female
enemy of hers from a burning building
in that city. The deed was one of the
most heroic ever performed in the west,
but the woman will not be awarded the
Carnegie medal as she Is a member of
the oldest profession on earth.
Writing from a well known mining
camp in B. C. a correspondent says:
"There is a full-sized 'bucket shop' running here, and all tinhorns are working overtime. It has Wall Street skinned to a red finish. This is allowed to
run, but if a few sporty souls are caught
playing a stack in a game of draw they
are pinched and introduced to the justice
mill. When a chief of police switches
with every change of mind you can imagine the result. Every election the
ehief plays five aces, and cannot lose.
The town is closed (?) but the tinhorns
are getting the money playing around
In  the miners' cabins,    This has the
Spokane League over two barrels. The
chief is handy in a raffle, winning sewing machines, etc., but perhaps his position gives him this privilege, and the
church he belongs to is permitted to run
a roulette wheel upon certain occasions
for the glory of God with the usual percentage in favor of the dealer. Consistency may be pure gold, but not in this
camp of gall, graft and gullibility."
Twelve back number of this journal,
and a copy of Float are sent to any ad-*
dress upon receipt of $1.
The Roman Catholic church is one of
the greatest trusts on earth, and probably the finest business organization in
the known world.
F. J. Curtin writes from St. Johns,
Newfoundland, to tell us that he wants
The Claim as it has the right ring for
him.
Having read about Nelson's leading
excitement in the London papers, Wm.
Campbell writes from Belfast, Ireland,
for this journal. He was not sure of
sddress, and sent his letter to "Lowery's
Claim. Somewhere in Canada." The
letter reached us without delay.
Christians believe that activity is the
mother of all good, while Buddhists believe just the reverse claiming that
activity is the cause of all evil and rest
the mater of all good. Mix the two together, think awhile, and see how wise
you will become.
Twelve back numoers of LATWERY'S
CLAIM, sod a copy of Float are sent
postpaid to any address upon receipt of
one dollar.
Grandpa���Don't get scared, Willie,
The tiger is about to be fed. That's
what makes him jump and roar so.
Willie (easily)���Oh. I ain't afraid of
him, grandpa. Papa's the same when
his meals ain't ready.���Exchange.
In 2006 Canada will have more than
100.000,000 of people, and the Socialists will be the power in politics as
they are today in British Columbia.
A London author says that it is not
necessary to die. All that you have
to do is to overcome the death instinct
If this be true some of us would suffer
from ennui, while in a few centuries
CHINA'S  MINERALS
China's mineral resources arc to be
developed. The Chinese government
has ordered the immediate establishment of a department of mines in each
of  the  seventeen  provinces.
Indecent and grossly vulgar post
cards are no longer allowed to go
through the mails In Canada. Yellow
Journals, with their horrible assassinations of humor done in colors, are
still permissible, LOWERY'S CLAIM
Boni ze Bum
(By   Wlndle'a   Gun.)
���Count Boni de Castellane, the French
fop who married Anna Gould, has completely wrecked the barque in which
they set sail on matrimonial seas some
dozen year ago. After suffering such
indignities as few women have ever
been called upon to endure. Countess
Anna has at last separated herself and
the Gould millions from Ze Bum Count,
and applied for a divorce. Her bum
Count was so brazen in his acts of infidelity, she will have no trouble in making out her case.
With the Gould millions to squander
Count Catellane has been able to dabble
in politics, and a little of everything.
With Anna's money he purchased favor
with the great, and had for his paramours women of wealth and titles, who
would not have considered him a fit associate for their dogs had it not been
for his wife's money. He was in the
habit of casting these off at will, and
was consequently on the alert for new
women to conquer. The woman who finally brought matters to a crisis, refused
to be cast aside. She was a Baroness.
"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." In order to revenue hers*lf this
woman prevailed upon Bool to visit her
ostensibly for the purpose of holding a
farewell "interview." Meanwhile the
Baroness informed the Countess of the
time and place of rendezvous. The
Countess was concealed where she could
see and hear everything that happened.
The scene which followed when the enraged woman confronted her recreant
husband who for twelve years has been
indebted to her for the clothes on his
back, and the very meat on his bones,
can be more easily Imagined than described. To chronicle all the shameless
escapades of this scrawny scape-grace,
this human wart on the gable end of
nothing, would be a waste of space. One
will suffice. He recently gave the beautiful Spanish danseuse Otero a rare neck
lace worth $25,000. He bought his wife
a duplicate at the same time, having
the bill for both charged to his wife's
account. An angel could not endure
that sort of thing more than a dozen
years.
No v that Boni ze Bum realizes what
lias happened to him, the poor idiot is
sniveling on his knees, begging like a
cur and promising to reform, if the
Countess will only deign to take him to
her anus once more.
ll is the old, old story. The Countess,
however, has plenty of company. When
a woman marries for money, as a rule
slic gels the coin. When she marries a
title, &he seldom gets a man. Here is
a partial list of rich American girls
who tried it and got fooled:
Miss   Wheeler���Count   Popperheim.
Miss Elizabeth Cary���Chevalier de
Stuers.
Mrs. George Stelle���Sir A. Alymer.
Miss Fitzgerald���Lord Fitzmaurice.
Miss Chaplin���Count de Viilard Vil-
lars.
Miss Mary King���Marquis of Anglesey.
Miss Sarah Phelps sio|<e-s���Baron Hulked.
Miss Alice Heine���Prince of Monaco.
MlSs Benson���Count de Chavannt.
Miss F. Audenreid���Count de la For-
est-Dlvonne.
Miss Helen Morton���Duke of Valency.
Miss Susie Whittier���Prince Serge Be-
losesky.
Miss R. M. Fusz���Count of Penaloza.
Miss A. A. Cox���Baron George Augustus de Focke.
Miss Edith Van Buren���Count de Cas-
telmenardo
Miss Ella Haggin���Count Festetics.
Miss   Huntington���Prince   Hatzfeldt
Miss Julia Mackay���Prince Colonna.
Without a single exception these women found their husbands to he men
in name only. Some had sunk below the
level of brutes. Life with thera was a
synonym for hell. The sad fate of these
victims of bargain counter royalty, seem
to have no effect on others, ancl thc
fashionable resorts are constantly
crowded with foreign adventurers seeking to trade worthless titles for American cash with a wife thrown in to boot.
BY   THE   BYSTANDER.
The affrays caused by taking inventories of church properties in France
on the final separation of the church
from the state calls forth from the pope
a touching appeal U> the services rendered by the church to the state If
his holiness means the services rendered
by Christianity, wherever and through
whatever channel they have reached the
heart of the people, his appeal is perfectly well foundrd. But the services rendered by the state church in Itself have
been such as the persecution of reformers, a number of whom were swung in
chains over fires, the massacre of St
Bartholomew, the wars of the League,
the revocation of the Edict of Nantes,
the barbarous persecution and expulsion of the Huguenots, the torturing of
Callas and La Barre. and finally, the
vast accumulation of ecclesiastical abuses which has no small share in bringing
on the French Revolulon. Nor was even
this the ned. To the account must be
added a perpetual series of clerical intrigues against the republic, and a considerable share, through the influence of
Jesuits, in bringing on the Franco-German war. French Protestantism, which
was not esablished, but persecuted by
the state, gave birth, while it was suffered to live, to a really Christian as
well as a worthy and Industrious population. An indirect but manifest, consequence of the odium brought on religion by tyranny and corruption of the
state church In France was thc violence
of French infidelity. The Revolution
rushed at once into the destruction of
religion. The too celebrated war cry of
Voltaire was directed In reality, not
against Christianity, but against Intolerance and persecution.
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The transfer of Princess Ena to Roman Catholicism and a Royal marriage,
with its hideous formula of pretended
conversion, is an insult, not to Protestantism or to any particular form of belief, but to conscience generally anel to
the modesty of truth. People whose
faith In these times eif doubt and agi
tation Is wavering and who are too careless to reason deeply, will leap to the
conclusion that religious conviction in
high places Is a sham, and that the faith
of the educated classes is Bridge. They
may point to the action of the pope,
who, though he must be perfectly aware
of the real character of what is styled
a conversion, bestows on it his peculiar
blessing and commends it to the admiration of his church. Such is the homage which conscience receives from the
man who styles himself the Vlcsr of the
God of Tmth. It cannot be too often repeated that the Catholic religion and
the papacy are different things. The
Csthollc religion existed in all its essential features long before the eleventh
century, in which the theocratic despotism was founded by the ambition of
Gregory VII. The papacy was always in
reality not a spiritual but a temporal
power, though superstition wss the engine by which it commanded temporal
force. The distinction between Catholicism and papal ism is marked at the
present day by liberal Catholics who dissent from the Syllabus and decline to
affirm the lnfalibility of the pope. La-
curds ire. Montalembert or Acton would
not bave been found at San Sebastian.
It is surely to be regretted that a king
of England should have been there.
DIDNT IT STOP.
A well known New Yorker applied
some time ago at Saint Bartholomew's
parish house for a good Irish girl as
maid. She came well recommended.
But his ldess of propriety were somewhat jolted when one morning, while
she was dusting about tbe room, he
heard her burst into a loud guffaw. She
was standing, shaking with laughter,
with arms akimbo, in front of the image
of a little red devil with his thumb at
his nose and fingers outspread.
"'Scuse me. sor," gurgled she. "for
biffin", but I cudn't help lt. It made mo
think of me sister.
"And why?" ventured the curious
gentleman. ,
"Well, sor, mc sister jlst arrived from
Ireland la list wake, antl me ancl some
iri'nds tould her that was the way to
stop a throlley-car whin yez want to git
on. Anel. sor���excuse me for laffin'. sor
she stud at ther corner of Broadway
anel Chambers street fer a half hour
doln' that to Ivry motomian that como
along, till the cop tould her If she didn't
stop it and move on he'd arrlst her."
Anel the girl went off Into roars of
mirth.���Llppineott'8.
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A wealthy American's aunt had died
in Australia, and. wishing to havc her
burled in the family plot In her native
town, he cabled for the remains to bo
sent to America. When the coffin arrived he was dazed to discover a soldier
ln the full uniform of a general. He
cabled his astonishment at the error
and received this concise explanation:
"Keep the general. Your aunt has been
accidentally buried with full military
honors."
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AN OPEN SHOP.
The labor unions of Chicago have purchased a cemetery, where only members
of the union may be buried.���News
item:
All his life in a union shop
He daily earned his bread;
They buried him in a union grave
When the union man was dead.
He had a union doctor,
And he had a union nurse;
He had aunion coffin.
And he had a union hearse.
They put him in a union grave
When he was good and dead;
They put up a union monument
Just above his head.
And then he went to Heaven,
But to stay he did'nt care;
He kicked because he said that some
Non-union men were there.
He went down to the Other Place,
And there produced his c-arel.
Then Satan threw an earnest face
And studied good and hard.
And then he laughed, his hand did rub
Till he I hough i   heel never stop.
"Lord bless your soul," said Beelzebub.
"Why, this Is an open shop!"
���The Khan, in Hamilton Herald.
should bc the crystalline truth; its platform should be as broad as fhe expanded
heavens, lt should never be dominated
by policy, nor bigotry, nor sectarianism.
The editor of a Free Press must himself
be a freeman.
IT WAS TIMBRE.
A clerk at the Hotel Rennert relates
the following incident:
A stout red-faced man, with a dress
suit case in each hand, rushed up to the
desk and shouted for his bill. Then
while the clerk was preparing his account the man bawled for a bellboy, and
said to thc negro:
"I believe I've left my cane in the
room. See if it's there. Hurry now, because I've just got iime to catch my
train."
The negro was off like a flash, and returned empty handed a minute after the
bill was paid.
"Yessah, it's dar," he said.
The man leaned against the counter
for support���Baltimore Sun.
pay the regular fare of 35 cents. The
German argued and refused to pay more
than 25 cents, whereupon the conductor
stopped the train and put him off. In
atwinkllng the traveler ran ahead of
the engine and started to walk on the
track. The engineer blew his whistle
violently, but the irate German turned,
shook his fist and called out: "You
can vissel all you vant to���I von't come
pack."���-Exchange.
DINK El .SPIELERS
Ven ve get vot ve want ve generally
don't vant Id.
Knowledge is ven ve learn to forget
dings dot doan'd do us any goot
Rfery man elot is approachable vas
nod touchable.
1 know a mon clot reads all der latest
novels und sdill eats a pie mil a knife.
Der viskey uf today is der headache
uf tomorrow.
Be goot uud you vill lie habby, bud
you von't ged your name In der papers
fery often.
Vun reason ve doan'd like der man dot
talks abouid himselm, is because ve dink
be should be talking abould us.
Money ain'd eferyding in dis vorld.
bud it takes a man mlt money to belief
so.
A literary sneerer is a man dot tried
to do vot he sneer an und hii his tongue.
SURPRISED *1IS WIFE
A good joke ls told on a Georgia
farmer who wore his suit until everybody was tired of it and his estimable
wife was ashamed of him. But one day
while selling produce in town he determined to buy a new suit and a happy
thought struck him. He would surprise
Eliza. So he bundled a new suit into
the wagon, hurried towards home and
at the bridge two miles from town, he
stood up in the wagon and "peeled off"
and threw the despised old suit into the
creek. When he reached for the clothes
they were gone���had Jolted out of the
wagon! The night was cold and his
teeth chattered as he skurrled for home.
He surprised Eliza even more than he
anticipated.
The Press should be    impartial;    it
ahould be like a just judge;   its   aim
A company which manufactures
land instruments receives a large number of letters from green players, asking advice as to their difficulties. Several months ago this company sold a
cornet to a man in Canada. As might
have been expected, after he had played it for some time without removing |
the valves the action became stiff. He
wrote the manufacturer, explaining the
(rouble and asking whether he should
grease the valves. In answer he was
told that it was the usual custom of
cornet players, when this difficulty occurred, to remove the valves and put a
little saliva upon them. To their astonishment the next week's mail
brought  the  following letter.
"Gentlemen: Kindly send me twenty
five cents' worth of saliva. I can't get
it at the stores here. Enclosed find
stamps In payment." ,
I know no disease of the soul but ignorance.���Ben Jonson.
How glorious will be the awakening
when mans desires will be honored, his
passions utilized, his labor exalted,
whilst life is loved, and ever and ever
creates love afresh.���Zola.
The first step toward a reduction of
disease is beginning at the beginning
to provide for the health of the unborn.
���Dr. Richardson.
We can only plant the tree of knowledge beside the tree of superstition, and
hope that its roots will be strong
enough to draw away the sap and let
the superstition wither.���Tyndall.
I am nothing, but the truth is everything.���Abraham Linciln.
The nobles support the state by their
arms, the -clergy by their prayers, and
the poor by their taxes.���Maxim of
French Monarchy.
Let there be no compulsion in religion.
���Koran.
At the dinner which George Harvey
gave In New York In honor of Mr.
Wltte and Baron Rosen, a young Russian officer was seated beside H. H.
Rogers.
"I admire your country." said the
Russian, because it Is so peaceful.
Politicians, financiers, the laboring
classes, business men, ministers���all
dwell amicably together���one happy
family."
Mr. Rogers laughed.
"One happy family?" he said. "Yes,
such a happy family as P. T. Barnum,
our great showman, used to exhibit.
"This family consisted of a lion, a
tiger, a bear, a wolf and a lamb, all
penned together in one cage.        ,
" 'Remarkable,' a visitor said one
day to Mr. Barnum. 'Remarkable, impressive, instructive. And how long
have these animals dwelt together in
this way?"
" 'Seven months,' Barnum answered
���'but the lamb has to be renewed occasionally.' "���Exchange.
FLUFFY'S FINISH
The following advertisement recently
appeared in a Louisville  (Ky.)  paper:
"Lost���One dollar reward will be paid
for  the  return of my Maltese  kitten;
white cross on throat; blue ribbon about
throat; answers to   name of   name of
Fluffy.���Mrs. X.  Y. Brown."    And immediately under it appeared the following:   "Reward���I will pay $3 reward for
the hide of said cat���X. Y. Brown."���
Topeka State Journal.
It has often been asked, "What Is the
rarest stamp issued in the United
States?" The price which was paid for
the famous ten-cent stamp of Baltimore,
which was issued by the postmaster of
that city in 1845. can truly be said to
be the highest ever paid for a United
States issue. It sold for $4400. The design of stamp shows an autograph of
James Buchanan, with value below.
A man from Pennsylvania has won
$200,000 playing baccarat in Nice, France
That town must have a Booster Club
when such news is flashed under the
sea. When he loses the roll the cable
will be too busy to emit a spark of the
fact.
I never could believe that Providence
had sent a few men into the world
ready booted and spurred to ride, and
millions ready saddled and bridled to
be ridden.���Richard Rumbold, on the
scaffold, 1685.
A German traveler who tried to pass
a meal ticket on the train was told by
the conductor that he would have to
A blue touch here means that this
is a sample copy, and that your are
requested to send a dollar for a vear'a
subscription.    . totirUfttY'S &MU
In Old Jerusalem
The name "Hoi/ CitT is a *****��*���
tor it is the least religious of any city
of Its sizda the m****?? H *�����*����
say that few lease it with an lacrosse
nJ*Rolrltual or religlouB feeling. When
stSror William, S JIM. visited Pales-
SIZ turkia tivernment was sham-
Win* havinf 4he city cleaned and its
provements wdjkMr temporary. At
l^at exensc the road between Jerusa-
F8*1     lertcho was put in eafcellcat eon
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did      lt]nWPfB^��iv-
A marl peSml In the middle of
the chapel i *arka the spot the "Centre
of the world    Boston claims to be the
Hub of the   tJnlverse." hut she hat
never staked her claim and haa nothing
to show for U, while here the marble
pedestal has a brass plate fifteen cen-
^-lee old, which plaintly reads "This ia
Centre of the Earth."   Who wants
Mr proof than that?
was here at the foot of the column
-handful of dust waa gathered that
used in making   the "First Man."
have had centuries to prove this
it untrue but failed to do ao.   I
believe it ls just aa true aa some
(ther stories.
ier have Adam's body here in
 g��, aad tlm epitaph on the stone
alah that cow* ft says ile "Adam's
Tomb." Who would go to all the trouble
and expense of malting a fine tomb for
"The Father of the Human Race" unless they had his body to show for it?
Even Mark Twain, the prince of humorists, became serious when he visited
this grave   This is what he says:
"How touching it was here in a land
of strangers, far away from home and
friends, and all who cared for me, thus
to discover the grave of a blood relation. True, a distant one, but still a
relation. The unerring instict of nature
thrilled its recognition. The fountain
of my filial affection was stirred to Its
profound* st depths and 1 gave away to
tumultuous emotions. I leaned upon a
pillar and burst into tears. I deem it no
shame to have wept over the grave of
my poor dead relative."
A gentleman high In authority In Jerusalem, but not a subject of the Turkish
government, kindly furnished me with
some information about the Jews in Palestine.   He started out by Baying:���
"The Jews of Jerusalem are the lowest
order of Israelites ln the world, in fact
they are the scum of the earth, and they
are made ao hy the liberality of their
fellow-Jews all  over civilisation."
From Jewish churches and benevolent
societies money is annually sent to this
ancient city to a fuad for the relief and
comfort of their fellow Jews. By Baron
Hlrsch, the multi-millionaire, who recently died ln London, and other rich
Jews millions of money have been sent,
to this fund. The fund 1b so large that
Israelites experience little difficulty in
getting a share of it, and the result of
this mistaken kindness haa been to pau
perise those who otherwise would be
honest and industrious as their fellow
Jews are the world t>*Mt. The fund has
attracted Israelites, who have come to
Jerusalem only to live on this charity.
My Informant said: "I could do no
greater favor to Jews at home than by
telling them of the true conditions of
their brothers here and beg of them to
send no more money to this debasing
fund." His statement 1b endorsed by
other highly respectable residents of the
holy city. .-
Tho same authorities also Bay tb
Turkish rule in Palestine Is damnable,
and the powers should interfere with
tlm sultan:** Injustice to the poor, downtrodden Jews. He will not permit to be
brought to their country machinery of
any kind whatever except plows and
sewing machines. This city of 63,000 inhabitants Is lighted as it was at the
beginning of the Christian era. Dismal
oil lamps rare dotted around the city.
and the streets are so dark at night that
It is not safe for strangers to go out
Electric light promoters have offered
the sultan- big sums of money for the
privilege of establishing their business
In the city. If one should attempt to set
np even a small electric power machine
the government would confiscate it and
punish the offender.
England. Germany, Austria and France
will not trust their letters to the sultan's mail bags, and have established
post offices of their own ln Jerusalem.
Constantinople and other cities under
the Turkish flag, Ib there another nation In the civilised world that would
not resent such, an insult? But the
tricky sultan knows tils officials have
tampered with foreign mails sometimes,
presumably by his orders.
Orders have been issued that the
Turkish gvoernment will not be responsible for tourists travelling between Jerusalem and Jericho, unless accompanied
by their guards, as the hills abound with
cut-throats and robbers. That this danger exists I think is doubtful, but the
soldiers to some extent at least hold in
check the beggar s who all along the
road clamor for bachsheesh.
Our guard was the sheik of Jericho,
mounted on a beautiful Arabian horse,
anel caparisoned like a knight of the)
olden time. He carried a breech-loading gun, and in his belt was an array of
pistols and knives. He had one of his
kind only of less importance, to accompany us, and they rode ahead and examines and any other places wbere the enemy might lurk. Thu* they came dashing back to assure us the road was safe.
A "sheik" is a mayor of a town. Our
escort was the sheik of Jericho and the
surrounding country, and he claimed to
know every rogue in his territory. He
was regarded by his people as the aristocrat of the district but he was a grafter. Pilgrims wanted to kodak this
high-toned gentleman but he demanded
five piastres before he would allow a
camera to be pointed at him.
Before the Christian era the Jordan
valley waa Inundated, and the soil as
rich is that of the Nile Delta. The distance to the nearest point of the Dead
Sea Ib eight miles, and the ride is over
an uudulating sandy plain, interspersed
with sand hills. The scenery Is wild
and rugged in the extreme, and the views
up the valley, with the bleak, precipitous mountains on elt|er side, is singularly impressive. Near the shores of tbe
Dead Sea ls often found a curious plant
with a fruit-like apple, popularly known
as "Dead Sea fruit," or SDmeUmes the
'apple of Sodom." The apple is fair to
look upon, but Its Interior Is something
like the puff-balls found In our own
country���filled with ashes and black gas.
The Dead Sea is nine and a half miles
wide at Us greatest width, and forty-
seven miles long. On lu shores the desolation and absence of the least sign Of
human life la very striking. Opposite
are precipitous mountains, that dip to
the edge of the water. The solitude la
oppressive, nothing grows on its shores
and no living thing could exist In lu
waters.
Nine hours ago ln Jerusalem it waa
freezing cold, but, having descended four
thousand feet, we stand on the hanks
of the Dead Sea under a blistering sun.
Having bathed in Salt Lake, in Utah,
where the water contains 16 per cent of
salt. I was anxious to swim in tbe Dead
Sea, where the percentage in the Dead
Sea is 26. Birthday clothes are the only
kind that can be used In this densely salt
sea. Though the sun was as hot as auy
summer day, the water was shivering
cold. I made a plunge, forgetting about
the density of the water, and struck out
vigorously to get warm. In my haste
to overcome the cold by exercising, I
had forgotten until I reached the shore
I had heen swimming in buoyant water.
I returned and tried the various ways of
swimming. When the water reached my
knees, my feet wanted to rise; by digging my toes in the sand I* was able to
walk a lltle further In. I lay on the
surface, my body being half out of water; I grabbed my toes, and sat up in
the water, my knees above the surface,
and then I did what no man can do ln
any other water; 1 turned over with my
face to the water, laying flat on the surface, without using my hands or feet for
support A drop of briny water in my
eye sent me quickly ashore. It was like
a stab with a knife, anel It was some
lime belore the smart left It One can't
drown iu this water, but they can
strangle to death In a few minutes.
A drawing of the bottom of the sea
shows a mountain at the eastern end
that runs clown thirteen hundred feet
to the bottom. They say it is practically
amotintaln of rock salt. 8lxty million
gallons of fresh water pour into this sea
every twenty-four hours, and there is
no escape for it except by evaporation.
The Dead Sea is thirteen hundred feet
below the level of the ocean, and there
is no other body of water in the world
to compare with its depression. A stick
thrown into the water is soon covered
with salt, but the Turkish government
forbids the poor people on its shore from
taking even enough for their food. The
sale of salt Is controlled by the Sultan,
and brings a large revenue to his treasury. Salt sells in Paestlne at fourteen
cents a pound.
I do not wish to deride the Moslems or
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must say that to me, most of their ceremonies seem sacreliglous. it is only
fair to the reader in describing the people and their country, that the writer
should show the ridiculous as well as the
sacred part of their lives, and to do so
he should not go through the Holy Land
with a Bible in one hand and a pocket-handkerchief in the other. In a rude
shrine they have a relic of peculiar sanctity���" a hair of the prophet's head."
j?Then there is 1 nthe "Flagstone of Paradise" a jasper slab set into the pavement above the sepulchre of Solomon,
in which Mohammed drove nineteen
nails. When they have all disappeared,
the end of the world will arrive aud the
prophet will come to judge the just and
the unjust.   *
The devil, Hearing on what a weak
foundation rested the continuation of
the world, saw a chance to improve his
reputation, so he smoked into the Mosque and extracted sixteen of the nails
when, fortunately, he was discovered by
a Moslem priest, who drove him away.
I was unable to learn the name of the
watchful priest who thwarted the devil
from upsetting the world. His name
should he known and respected. We are
led by a Mohammedan priest whose
dress and huge form resemble the Mikado ln tbe opera of thst name. He managed to get to the floor and spreading
his legs around the jasper slab, showed the holes where the sixteen nails had
been removed and also the three remain
Ing nsils. He announced through our
guide, that anyone, regardless of their
religious belief or nationality, could
either for themselves or friends, living
or dead, be sure of receiving the everlasting joys of Heaven by simply placing on the jasper slab, and leaving them,
current coins. A half dozen priests
gahered around the exhibition to give it
an air of solemnity. We could not resist tbe big odds they offered for onr
money and we gambled on tbe result.
One little French woman put down a
half franc piece ancl walked away. The
fat priest managed to gain his feet ancl
hurrying, grabbed her by the shoulder,
and putting the coin in her hand said
"Take it back, no one can get Inte
Heaven for less than a franc."
Being curious to learn what the
priests would do witb the purchase money, I stepped behind a column and when
they thought they were unobserved the
division of the money began. Some
trouble and high words ensued, but
finally each priest took his portion and
went his way.���Geo. H. Hees in Toronto
Mall-Bmplre.
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HOW WARM HELL IS
At the end of a great "colored" revival meeting at Waco, Texas, presided
over by the great negro Dowie of this
state, known as "Sin Killer Griffin,"
one of the mourners who had ben converted had the boldness to ask the revivalist. "What am the difference between the heat ness of hell presided,
over by Satan, and an earthly flre."
Hereupon the divine looked first at the
congregation, and then at the new con
vert. Finally he said: "Brethren, aawl "hookle" to
sis tern, listen! Our new convert heahr
Mr. Simpson Greene, has asked me to
tell bim how warm hell is, compared
with an earthly fire. I want this congregation and our new convert to listen
tq the difference of the neatness jgnard-
ecftand fixed by Mr. Satan, and one. on
eakh. Your people In dis holy edifice
listen! Let dem take all de coal of
Pennsylvania and West Virginie and
pile it together. Hew down all de pines
ob the two Calllnas and dray ln dis
collection of coal. Do you heah me?
Now scoop up all de oil in de world and
pour It on dis coal and pine. Now.'set
it on fire. Let this earthy fire burn till
every part of it is a blilln and bttbbllu
blaze. Den throw this man into this
earthly flre, and the difference between
the heat ness of Satan's hell fire aad dis
earthly fire is that dis man would freeze
to death in the earthly fire. This Is how
warm hell is." Waco Times Herald. v
��� ��� *%
im the winnings. The
sporting maa begrudgingly. handed him
five sovereigns. He looked at each one
very carefully, before placing them in
his pocketboak. "Well," eald the
"bookie" with a snarl, "are you afraid
they're bad.",
"Oh no," said the Scotchman. "But
I waa just lookin' to mak' sure the bad
yin I gie'd ye wasna among them."���Ex.
PATS BABY.
Pat O'Toole had just arrived from Ireland and was besting about New York
when he fell ln a faint in the streets.
He was picked up, placed in an ambulance and carried to an emergency hospital. Expert physicians examined the
senseless Hibernian and found that he
ws8 suffering from an acute attack of
appendicitis. The knife was used and
tbe vermiform appendix removed. Pat
began straightway to improve, but it
was several days before he was conscious of anything. So soon* as his
mind cleared he asked the attending
doctor about his trouble.
"We have dellverea you of your appendix, Pat" declared the doctor.
'���"Why bless me soul, 1 didn't know I
had one."
"Yes, explained the doctor, "and ti
was a good big one, too."
"And be Jasus, where is lt?"
"Over there on the window, but you
must be quiet now, for you are a very
sick man. I will take care of lt for you
until you are well. Rest easy until you
are stronger."
The mascot of the hospital is a large
monkey, with a fine old Irish face. The
monkey goes from room to room and
visits the patients and one of his favorite tricks is making faces at the convalescents, lt came Pat's time to receive
a call. The doctor had just left the room
after having a talk with Pat about the
taking of his appendix. The Irishman's
curiosity had been thoroughly aroused
and soon It made him turn and rubber
to see if he could see the appendix. In
the meantime the monkey had slipped
in and taken a seat In the window,
where the doctor said Pat's appendix
was. The monkey made all sorts of
faces at Pat and squealed gently at him.
Pat smiled and said: "Don't do that son;
you surely don't realize that your
mother ls a very sick man."���Ex.
THE CAUTIOUS SCOT.
A Scotchman went to an English race
meeting and boldly staked a sovereign.
Strangely enough the horse he backed
proved a winner, and he went to the
WHY CERTAIN MEN MARRY.
Aw editor sent out circular letters to
a large number of married men, and
asked them why they married. Here are
some of the��answers:
I didn't intend to do it.
Because I did not have the experience
I have now.
I married to get even with her mother
but never have.
That's what I have been trying for 11
years to find out.
I yearned for company. Now we
have it all the time.
I thought it would he cheaper than a
breach of promise suit.
Because Sarah told me that five other
men had proposed to her.
That's the same fool question my
friends ask me.
I wanted a companion of the opposite
sex.   She is still opposite.
The old man was going to give me his
foot, so I took his daughter's hand.
Because I asked her to have me and
she said she would; I think she's got
me. ���
Because I thought she was one
among a thousand; now I think she is a
thousand among one.
I was lonely and melancholy, and
wanted some one to make me lively.
She makes me very lively.
PRACTICE MAKhS PERFECT.
Miss Bret Harte, with the aid of a
number of her father's English friends
has opened a typewriting office in London.
She is a proficient typewriter, and an
American journalist, calling to have
some copying done complimented her on
her skill.
"My skill, such as it is is due to practice," said Miss Bret Harte. "lt was acquired very painfully like the mark-
manshlp of one of my father's western
friends.
"My father used to tell of a man called Redwood James, a character of California. James, in a bar one night,
drew a revolver and shot the ashes from
the cigar of a friend on the other side
of the room.
"The friend laughed, and calmly drank
off the remainder of his cocktail. My
father said to Redwood James:
"That must have required considerable practice.
" 'Practice,' replied Redwood, *I should
say so young man. I guess I sp'Ued
more'n three dozen Chinamen a-learatn'
that there trick.'"
Ten cents a pound for lead at present
ia only a dream, but if it should ever
come true some chap might stumble Into
the Slocan and make a fortune without
leaning on a government crowbar.
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The Devil's Set
For inconsistency, conglomerated,
double- distilled hypocrisy and double-
dealing, there is no nation on earth
that can compare with our "Uncle
Samuel."
You can travel all over this old earth
and pry open the doors of every nation,
ancl sniff the air from the filthiest corners of these nations, and Investigate
the hypocrisy of every clime, and you
will not find a set who spends as much
money for Christianity and education,
that is guilty of one-half of as much
cussed ness to the square Inch ,as we
are.
The United States of America should
lie and would be, one of the greatest
and grandest nations to live In, that the
sun ever shone upon, as it was wrenched trom the grasp oi tyrants, by the
blood and valor of the greatest patriots
that ever tread God's foot-stool.
There Is not a breeze but what is lad-
ened with the Hallelujahs of our conquering forefathers���there is not a bill
or valley in this country but what has
been marked by, tbe tread ot patriots.
but still we live under a regime of despots, who are more tyrannical than the
merciless European cravens, whom our
forefathers fled from, in order to build
bonus and rear their families, where
despots were not known.
The inhabitants of this country should
be the happiest .purest, cleanest and
most Christlike of any nation on earth
and they would be, if It was not for
the hypocritical brayings of those who
have come into power by the "pull" of
the dollar.
U*t's turn back the pages of history
for only a few years, and we will find
a class of men and women, who had no
thought of    self-aggrandizement,    and
only lived to enjoy life, and to be the
companions of those  who believed in
the spirit of right and righteousness, as
they had no thought of conquering by
either physical power or the power of
the dollar, as their only ambition was
to erect homes and rear their families
in a land  wheie tbe, tread of patriots
was  recognized,  and  where  kings  and
queens and their off-spring was considered an abomination, but today wc ha>e
a full grown mauagerie of performing
"royalty worshippers." with no thought
of greatness as far as t rue manhood and
womanhood is concerned, as their only
ambition is to accumulate wealth    by
predatory schemes, as those who rule
anel those who   desire to   rule,   have
learned by the accumulation of wealth,
they can buy and purchase the power
to rule, and a power granted to an individual by him paying a price, is always used to the disadvantage of those
who must toll for their daily bread, as
that individual who pays a price for the
privilege to rule, must rule in a harsh
and tyranical manner, in order to get
his investment returned to him; therefore that investment must he returned
by some one lower down the financial
ladder than himself, consequently, the
lash of these official tyrants tall upon
the galed back of labor.
Go Into any of our cities, towns and
villages, and the Inhabitants there will
point with great pride to their schools
to their colleges, to their churches, tei
their fine homes, to their large business
houses, and Will "blow or' a surplus of
wind that would make an average Kansas cyclone feel like a zephyrs breeze,
and these individuals who do the "blowing," do not seem to realise that they
are the "puppets," who have by their
votes filled the pockets of our commercial thieves, Which enabled them to donate their ill-gotten gains to build these
churches and coleges with, as there is
no man or set of men, who earn their
money honestly, and who only makes a
legitimate profit out of their business,
that can donate a hundred thousand
dollars to any public enterprise, and
whenever you Mr. Voter learn of an
individual donating fifty thousand dollars to some public or charitable institution, you can set it down that that
individual stole the money which he
donated.
While driving through our cities,
towns and villages and admiring our
colleges, schools and palatial residences,
we never stop for a moment and ask]
ourselves, where has this vast amount!
of money come from; we never stop and
behold that throng of blear-eyed men.
pale-faced wives, weeping mothers and
half-clothed children, as they tread up
and down the strets of our cities; we
never realize that that church which is
presided over by a preacher who ls paid
from fifteen* hundred to five thousand
dollars a year, Is preaching in a church
which pays no taxes, while that saloon
on the opposite corner furnishes the
revenue to lessen the taxes of that
preacher and his congregation of hypocritical church members.
As that congregation of pretending
Christians march long-faced to their
churches on Sunday morning, they pass
the doors of these "Hell Houses." which
makes flends of our fathers, brutes of
our husbands, whore-mongers of onr
boys, paupers of our wives and harlots
of our daughters���Ah, we are "one
devil of a set" are'nt we?
If the churches of this country would
pav their Just portion of taxes, you
frothing, hypocritical church members,
would not lie compelled to rent your
houses to saloon keepers, In order to
get revenue to build your churches,
schools and coleges.
The average church membr will set
up a howl that the "House of God"
should not be taxed, but still they are
willing to rent their property to a set
of men whom they know will sell a product that will not only wreck their
neighbor's fortunes and health, but
damn their souls eternally for the sake
of lowering their taxes.
You will see some long-faced, blubbering old "penny-chaser," pass a saloon,
and he will draw his face down and
pucker up a sanctimonious look, and
refuse to even look towards that saloon,
and If he has business with a man who
is in that saloon, he will send some
one else in to tell him that he wants
to see him, aa this old devil wants his
neighbors to believe   that   he la too
MCM��MMtefcte
good and too nice to enter such a place,
but that saloon would not exist, was it
not for the votes of him and his kind.
Do not blame the saloon-keeper for
operating his "joint," as he does it for
profit; and he does it because you, and
the preacher who "brays" to you every
Sunday, has told him to do it, and
granted him the right to do it by your
ballots, and in nine cases out of ten, the
fellow that sels the booze, is a darn
sight nicer man than the hypocritical
church member who granted him his
license to sell It, and then cusses him
three hundred and sixty-five clay ln the
year, because he does what they told
bim to do by voting with the political
party that believes in going to hell for
"revenue."
If you old "skunks" who make the
most noise ln our churches, thought for
a moment that your prayers would
be answered, it would scare you to death,
as yon would realize that your "graft"
would be* gone, but you bave learned
that you can work your "graft" better
in a church pew than you cau behind a
card table In a bar room.���National Rlp-
Saw.
A MOTHER'S 1X>VE.
Another sad story, showing the depth
of a mother's love and the pure cussed-
ness of the son upon whom the tender
love was wasted, comes from an Ohio
town. A worthless son waa supported
by an old mother, who hael to work very
hard but succeeded In feeding and comfortably clothing the wayward boy. Some
time since the son got Into trouble of
some kind and was sentenced to a long
term In the peltenilary. The old mother was assured by lawyers that If slm
had a sufficient sum of money the boy
OOUld go free and she went te�� work to
save the money. Night and day the old
soul toiled, denying herself everything
but the cheapest food and only a limited quantity of that. Her savings grew
so slowly that she decided to cut down
her allowance of food, nut worked the
harder. A few days ago she was found
dead, and the physicians said death was
due to starvation. In the lining of her
dress was found $2.",0. saved to employ
counsel for her worthless son. Nothing
is so lender, so true or so beautiful as
a mother's love, but it sometimes seems
a pity that this purest attribute of the
soul should be wasted upon objects so
worthless und undeserving.
If you would ward off old age live on
rye bread and sour milk. A women iu
Europe who has attained the age of 180
years lives on rye bread and sour buttermilk. Perhaps most people would rather
die than live 180 years on sour milk.
In the United States during 1905 runaway horses killed 4200 people. Automobiles are much less destructive of
human life. In fact, they are perfectly
safe when the man at the gas is not a
damphool over speed.
For monuments and headstones write
to the Kootenay Marble Works, Nelson,
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LOWERY'S CLAttt
For seventy-five years this great republic was dominated and controlled by
a heartless oligarchy called the Slave
Power, and for the last thirty years it
has been dominated and controlled by
a heartless oligarchy called the Money
Power.
For seventy-five years the slave power
inspired all the statutes, and for the
last thirty years the money power has
made all the laws. For seventy-five
years the slave power filled both houses
of Congress with its tools and agents,
anel for the last thirty years the money
power has coerced and purchased enough
of both houses of Congress to carry forward its infamous schemes of robbery
and spoliation.
For seventy-five years the slave power
sent its ambassadors to represent us at
all the courts of the civilized world, and
for the last thirty years the money
power has done the same thing, and has
assisted all tbe kings and tyrants of the
earth to perpetuate the slavery of their
subjects.
For seventy-five years the slave power practically owned the public press,
and for the last thirty years the money
power his subsidized it, to push forward
their schemes of infamy. Por seventy-
five years the slave power compelled the
occupants of nearly every pulpit to uphold the divinity of slavery, and for
the last thirty years the money power
has made these ambassadors of God uphold the divinity of gold and sustain
their vile and devilish schemes to enslaver the common people lu this republic.
For seventy-five years the slave power
filled the persldentlal chair with believers in the monstrous crime of human
slavery, and for t he last thirty years the
money power has filled this highest executive office with sycophants and apologists for their awful crimes against
American citizens.
For seventy-five years the slave power
made sleuth hounds ol every American
citizen to aid In Its hellish work, and
the money power in 1896 made spies and
detectives ol* nil Us pliant tools to hunt
down and persecute every honest man
In this great nation.
For seventy-five years tho slave power
suppressed the freedom of speech, the
most sacred of ell human rights, and
for the last thirty years the money
power has closed every avenue to prevent the people from learning the unfathomable depths of their devilish
schemes antl infinite infamy.
For seventy-five years the slave power
Incited mobs, applied the torch, and with
fiendish vengeance persecuted unto
death the good and the great who raised
their voice in sympsthy for the suffering and sorrowing black man, who had
been robbed and whipped for 200 years,
and for the last thirty years the money
power with ghoulish glee has watched
80,000,000 toiling men and women hopelessly helpless in the tolls of Its hellish
greed.
For seventy-five years the slave power
created all the courts and forced them
to cK ide that it was right to traffic in
human flesh, and for the lost thirty
years the money power has clothed
with ermine a set of men called judges
who have gloried in cheerful obedience
to the demands of their heartless master, and some of their decisions have
been as monstrous as the court that condemned Socrates to take the fatal
draught of hemlock; some of their decisions have been as infamous as the
court which condemned Jesus Christ to
walk barefoot over the stony streets of
Jerusalem while bending beneath the
burden of the cross for no other offense
but denouncing the wickedness of hypocrites and Pharisees; some of their decisions have been as heartless as the
court which condemned fair Virginia as
a slave, one of the darkest pages in
Roman history; some of their decisions
have been as shocking to the moral sense
of mankind as the court which compelled Gallileo to solemnly deny the great
truth which he had discovered that the
earth revolves around the sun; some of
their decisions have been as savage as
the court which lighted the fires of persecution which glowed at Oxford anel
Smithfield over the cinders of Latimer.
Ridley and John Rogers; some of their
decisions are as devilish as the courts
which hung witches in Massachusetts
more than a hundred years ago.
The cruelty and the crimes of the slave
power for seventy-five years finds a perfect parallel in the heartlessness and
malice of the money power during the
last thirty years.
The slave power finally concluded to
wreck and rend our great republic, and
after four years of awful fraticidal war
the slimy monster was exterminated
with flre and sword at the fearful cost
of billions of treasure and the precious
blood of one million men.
Tho money power during the last
thirty years of its Infamous existence
has cost this republic (built by Paine,
Jefferson, Franklin and Washington) in
tears and sorrows a.id money a far
greater sum than the slave power during the whole seventy- years of its leprous existence, antl when we think of
the suffering and dearh. the poverty and
crime, the cruelty and malice, the suicide and homicide, the wailing of widows and the cries of orphans, directly
caused by this infamous monster, it is
difficult to understand how any human
being can throw the weight of his influence to perpetuate the rule of money
power, made up as it is of the controlling wings of the republican and democratic parties.
At the altar of the money power may
be found an their knees all the kings
and tyrants of Europe; at the altar of
this god may be found on their knees
the Belmonts and tne Morgans, the
Dave Hills, Tom Platts and Depetf s, the
Clevelands, the Hydes, the McCalls, the
Alexanders and McCurdys, and every
member of every trust and every syndicate in the United States.
This foul monster called the money
power, made up as it is by the leaders
of the two old parties, is the joint product of ell the wickedness in the world;
lt had Its origin in bandit chieftains and
in the malevolent brain of misanthropic
kings and tyrants, and it grows luxuriously in desert hearts where serpents
hiss and creep and crawl, and it lives
and flourishes by robbery, hypocrisy and
fraud, and all its joys spring from the
wrecked and ruined homes of honest
men and virtuous women.
T<\ save the republic reared by Jefferson? \nd Paine, which cost the lives of-
70,000 patriots, the slave power had to
be destroyed by fire and sword, and if
our children are to be saved from slavery far worse than was ever endured
by the black man, the money power
must be destroyed root "and branch and
burled out of sight forever.
Besides this problem all other problems sink into insignificance; army bills
and tariff bills, interoceanis canals and
finance, internal improvements and the
race problem, public ownership of public
utilities and many other questions can
never profitably occupy the public mind
until the money power is buried ln the
vast cemetery of the past and the people
rescued from the robberies and spoliation  and    plunder    of    this    soulless
Frankenstein, which now has its iron
heel upon the goddess of liberty and ls
in complete possession of the government
This devilish money pawer that is now
controlling every department of the government with despotic sway was created
by the people and can be destroyed by
the people, provided every loyal man
will forget that he is a republican, democrat, prohibitionist, socialist or single
taxer and remember only that he is a
patriot, and give his support only to
men who love the republic and revere
the memory of Jefferson and Lincoln
anel the patriots and heroes who have
died for liberty.
The men who now direct and control
the machinery of both the old political
parties are pliant tools of the money
power and it would be idiotic and absurd
for any citizen to expect to destroy this
hydra-headed monster by supporting
with his ballot any man who was acceptable to these Judas Iscariots.
There is an infinite distance between
Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, and the republican party as now
constituted can never be transformed
because the germs of patriotism in the
hearts of its leaders have long since
been crushed out, not only by plundering 80.000,000 of people at home, but by
exploiting and enslaving innocent and
unoffending people 8000 miles from
home. There can be no hope for the
reformation of the republican party,
because for thirty years its leaders have
descended to immeasurable depths of
in famy and it would be infinite folly
for any intelligent American citizen to
cast his ballot for any one of the Benedict Arnolds who control this political
party.
There is also an infinite distance from
Jefferson and Jackson to Grover Cleveland and David B. Hill, both of whom
are Don Quixotes for the money power,
ever ready to do all its infamous and
dirty work and to perform all its devilish and humiliating offices.
||   Both of these hypocritical ecoundrela
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arc so devoted to their master that they
always take an active pare in nominating both the republican and democratic
candidates for president, in order to insure the money power against any possible harm. ��� An American citizen who
votes for any man for president that is
acceptable to these twin monsters should
be sent to the asylum for the feeble
minded.
The only hope now left to destroy the
money power and reanchor the republic
to the. Declaration of Independence is
to drive the Benedict Arnolds and Judas
lscaricis out of the democratic party into the republican party, where they properly belong, and arouse and awaken
tbe honest men of all parties and align
them if possible under the leadership of
some illustrious patriot who worships
at the shrine of Jefferson and Lincoln.
If this cannot be done, the same tragic fate: awaits the money power that
overtook the slave power In 1860 and 64.
The writer is of the opinion that a Lincoln or a Jefferson will in the near
future head an irresistable army of patriots .to the ballot box aad with whips
and thongs of righteous indignation
drive from the temple of liberty the vampires that have for thirty years lived
upon the blood of the tolling millions.
If the money power which now controls the pulpit, the press, the universities, the courts, the president and the
congress of the United States can be
overthrown, liberty during the twentieth
century will make the circuit of this
world, and the whole human family will
reach the highest plane of happiness
ever before achieved since man first set
his foot upon this beautiful earth.
T. J. BOWLES, M. D.
Munele. Ind
Start of Reform
lily Dr. T. B. Wilson)
It Is common saying that the heresy
or one age becomes the gospel of the
next. This aphorism applies to political and economic as well as to religious revolutions. In fact these three
principles move forward in unison.
Creeds once characterized as cast-
iron are being dissolved by force of
time. New political and economic ideas
are compelling a readjustment of the
old.
The mighty material  changes  now
being made in human history are being met not   only    with   change   of
thought but change ln the   modes   of
living.   Within the last 100 or 160 years,
the Inventions of mankind have been
greater than in all the centuries preceding, clear back to primeval dawn. Within tbis comparatively brief period the
mechanical and scientific changes have
tlmost  completely   revolutionized    the
methods of thinking, working and living.   Mankind has been startled, stunned  at  the    sudden    and    sweeping
change���puzzled,  perplexed,  unable  to
organize human life so that all may
justly share in the benefits of the new
inventions.    So far, men   have    been
powerless to adjust themselves to the
altered conditions.   Every man of conscience and Justice perceives that the
present,  adiiiiiiistration  of  government
must  undergo a radical  change.
Labor, like a sightless glaut, is painfully groping its way, in its endeavors
to get into the proper path. All other
elements are blundering along in blind
wonderment of what the solution is to
be. Thinkers���great thinkers everywhere, in all parts of the world���at
much labor and sacrifice, are at work
tbserving. t'cdghing and comparing.
The opposing and retroactive forces���
those of religion, monopoly ancl autocracy���are preparing to maintain the
old established conditions.
This sudden change wrought by Invention and discovery has called luto
existence immense factory communities, not known before, and which have
affected commerce, agriculture, home,
marriage, the labor of the sexes ��� In
fact, all organized society. Men aud
women, to, have ben forced individually
into new conditions, and Into new relations with each other. The playtime
of the child has converted into toil.
More and more is marriage becoming
impracticable or Impossible, and likewise procreation. It is now quite usual
for young girls, at an age when our
mothers bad little or no knowledge of
the sex and procreative principles, to
declare that they do not wish to bring
children into the world to repeat their
sufferings and experiences.
Men, women and children have become a part of the machine, a product
of things, a commodity to be bought
and sold. The old economic order snd
social basis of life is rapidly being
swept away.
As the result of these changes anel Inventions, a new social organism is in
the process of evolution, and there must
be a reorganization of society on the
basis of new achievements. Many great
inventions will be added to those we
now have, making conditions still more
complex and increasing the necessity of
change in the modes of thought and
living.
Since these inventions lessen drudgery men will not give them up. Since
men will not give them up, what then?
What does all this change imply?
Simply this: Since the new order of
things will not adapt itself to the old.
the old must adjust Itself to the new.
All tbose powers which heretofore controlled conditions���Religion. Autocracy,
Landlordism. Militarism and Monopoly
���must become producers, must themselves become a part of the machine.
It must come to this; for growing,
gradually growing, is the consciousness of the people of the right to do
their own thinking, anel of their power
to apply and exercise their own
thoughts and to control their own conditions. As soon as the now ignorant,
blind, bigoted, politically fooled and
priest led masses have progressed to the
point where they will freely exercise,
end apply their own thought, what is
more natural than that they should
base tbe social conditions upon the
standard of their own judgments?
The secret of the power of tbe autocrat, eccleslast and monopolist has always depended upon their scheming
ability to keep the laboring or common
class ignorant, and thus incapacitate
them for organization. It Is thus they
are able to keep them divided and in
conflict with one another. With such
division anel lack of organization among
the majorities, the ruling powers become more strongly fortified and better
able to conceal their mercenary designs.
When this condition ceases to be, as It
surely will; when the laborers refuse
to fight the battles of the ambitious
gold greedy; when they refuse to be
led to slaughter at the command of
Houses of Lords and millionaire Senates; when they can no longer be deceived by the false cry of "patriotism";
when they come to know that they are
��*ot secure In their own liberty while
the people of any other race or nation
are enslaved; when they refuse longer
to lie led by the clergy; when they begin to think and reason for themselves, what then?
These are conditions that look every
thinking man squarely in the face, lt
is no use to avert the gaze ancl try not
to see them; for no matter in which direction you look, you And them staring
you In the eye. It ts of no avail lg-
norantly to rant against economic organizations, woman suffrage, socialism
anel labor unions. These, of course,
have not solved the problem. Since it
is a question concerning all. no one or
any number of classes can solve It
alone. They are only In the proceaa of
evolution. They are groping, feeling
their way, doing the best they can with
the light they have, just as we all must
do. Since the laboring class Is to figure mightily, and possibly dominate, in
the solution of these problems, it Is the
part of wisdom for all others to inform
themselves with its views.
Every new order of things affecting
man's freedom���religiously, iiolitirully
or economically���Is sure to bring upon
llself Ihe opposition and contempt of
the bigoted, the prejudiced, and of those
accustomed to luxury anel ease and the
power to command; but the settlement
of great principles is never based upon
rant and contempt. It is far wiser to
think, study, and freely Investigate for
yourself, and qualify yourself for becoming a factor In the solution of the
great problems which the new order of
things has presented to us. The first
duly of every citizen, then. Is tol slip
the chains which bind him to party and
creed and declare himself a free man.
Let him cease to be the blind, fatultous
follower of any party or any creed. Let
him remain with an old party when, in
his judgment, it represents the greatest
Iblerty and good; and with equal freedom, let him ataeh himself to a new
party when in his judgment, it represents the greatest liberty and good.
A new era of enlightenment is dawning Everyone feels it This Is the day
of the organization of the proletariat
The question of economics Is taking its
place beside those of religion, mllltar-
lam and government. Since it won t
deiwn. what are we to do with It? Shall
we treat lt philosophically, or shall we
decry it and attempt to howl it clown?
The bark of all the dogs In the universe can not stay tho moon nor divert
her from her fixed   and shining path. LOWERY'S CLAIM
11
Likewise, principles in the course of
evolution can not be diverted. The old
order of things is undergoing slow but
certain change.
The economic inequalities wrought
by invention and discovery are affecting
all life, society, thought, modes of living, home, marriage, education, religion
���in fact every feature of our social
organism. Blind, indeed, is the being
who can not perceive these changes and
the fact that they are in process of evolution for adjustment. College faculties are delving deep into these subjects.
Few of the clergy believe or preach as
they did formerly. Freethought, being
the most advanced thought, is necessarily of slow growth. Because it is the
most advanced thought, all should be
taught to aspire to it. There can be no
greater crime than that of retarding or
diverting thought from its natural channels by the Inculcation of superstition,
sophistry, prejudice, and blind obedience to self-proclaimed authority.
Time was when Christianity ruled absolute throughout Europe. Political
Economists, Socialists, Nihilists, Prohibitionists, populists, Single Taxers,
Trade Unionists and Woman Suffragists
then were wholly unknown. There existed in those times only four classes���
Kings, Priests, Believers and Heretics.
It was the Heretics, the Freethinkers,
who made every other reform possible.
Democracy is the child of Heresy. It
was Galileo. Vanini, Bruno, Helvatlus,
Stervetus, Rabelais. Grote, Godwin,
Hume, Gibbon, Voltaire, Volney, Ros-
seau, Coudrett, Mirabeau, Danton, Goethe. Schiller, Shelley, Diderot, Jefferson, Paine, and a million unknown,
unrecorded and unsung martyrs, who
made Darwin, Spencer, Huxley, Haeck-
el, Marx. Ingersoll, George, Hugo, Ren-
an. Gambetta, Kropotkln, Tolstoi, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Ruskin, Morris,
Whitman, and all present day reformers possibilities. The Freethinker has
ever been the pioneer in the world's
yeelesnption. Economic and political
emancipation is the outgrowth of mental emancipation, and never will these
prevail until the great majority of
minds are liberated from the prison of
their political and religious superstitions.
In former times, Freethought, applied
only to liberation from the ecclesiastical powers. Today the Church, Autocracy and Capitalism are combined.
Freethought, therefore, is inseparably
retaled to the economic and social propaganda. While in our country there
is not union of church and state in
name, there is such union in fact; and
tbis union extends to monopoly and
militarism. There is no greater hindrance to the expression of freethought
than the fear men have of losing their
positions or of injuring their business.
This fear is far greater now, in my opinion, than is fear of the church. How,
then, can we disassociate Freethought
from the economic issues.?.
That a man may become and remain
truly a Freethinker, it is necessary
that he should not be dominated and
constrained by patrons or employers,
or by political autocracy.   It is unden
iable that nine-tenths of free thinkers
are not Free actors, because of the coercion of capital which owns their
means of a livelihood. That all men
may be truly free to exercise opinion
they must be independent of capital as
well as of the church. Freethought,
then, certainly applies to the social
questions as well as to liberation from
mysticism and superstition. When we
are free of ecclesiasticlsm, we are only
half free. We must also be free of its
allies, militarism and monopoly. The
| women of America who are free of the
church, are only half free. Their economic and political fredom is yet to be
acquired. Freethought, then, is nothing if it aspires not to social action.
It can not too frequently be pointed
out that the basis of four-fifths of all
the injustice, imposition, coercion and
irreconcilability of organized humanity arises from the enslavement of the
mind of the child.
To prepare the mind for the freedom
of thought, without which there can be
no peace, prosperity, or progress, the
entire present system of education must
be wholly changed or greatly modified.
Development must begin with knowledge of health, selection and the productive principles���with breeding, feeding and physical and mental training.
The child must not be fed with either
physical of mental meats that are only
fit for mature digestion.
In years to come mankind will stand
amazed, and find it hard to believe that
the people of this apparently civilzed
age instructed their infants in the
gloomy, depressing mysteries of a future life���of the unknowable heaven
and the equally unknowable hell���even
before they instructed them in the
fundamentals of this existence. They
will wonder what maner of civilization
we possessed, that we should have Instilled all kinds of prejudices into the
minds of our children ancl placed a padlock on each infant brain.
The development out of present deplorable conditions is all a matter of
evolution. The governments of the
earth are guilty of many wrongs-
cruel, heartless wrongs against the ignorant; and Superstition, their ally, is
the prop that upholds anel perpetuates
those wrongs. Political anel religious
tyranny are natural. They begin with
the primitive conditions; they are born
of wonder and fear, and are nourished
anel sustained by selfishness and greed.
Like all other evils and conspiracies
against humanity, they must be fought
by the humane, sacrificing, fearless few,
who always win in the end. The only
solution is such freedom of the brains
of the majority that they will have the
courage of their convictions, the manhood to assert and maintain them, and
the will to apply them.
The trend of aU progress Is toward
this end.
With Freethought comes the exercise
of reason; and with reason comes a
higher civilization, more equity, justice,
truth, culture, peace, content, happiness,
and the ability to smooth and adjust all
differences existing between men and
nations.
������
There i8' no higher, no   nobler,   no
holier cause.
BEWARE OF SURFEITS.
It still holds true that if you are moderate in all things you will seldom have
the belliake.   Long ago wise men located the fact that a surfeit of anything is
a poison and an enemy to serenity. With
out serenity the Joy of existence becomes
permeated with an uneasy, out of poise
sensation that is more or less annoying
according to its severity.     It is   your
nerves calling for help.   Something you
have done or left undone has   .backed
them against the granite of discord, and
is walloping them to a shivering finale.
If you do not hurry to their assistance
disease will soon be drumming trade
throughout your anatomy,   whilst   the
Shadow of death haunts the victim as
the "green lady" does the chap whose
soul is buried in the drip of the curse of
France���absinthe.
Napoleon died from a surfeit of fried
onions, and General U. S. Grant from
smoking too many cigars. Thus the
terrible record goes on, everyone dying
from a surfeit of some kind. The longer we can keep surfeits in subjection
the better it will be for our moral, astral, mental and physical natures. When
a surfeit outspots us we sink into the
grave, and take the trail for ��he stars,
else tumble into that hole calfed hell hy
the vulgar. Surfeits do not act the same
on all people.
A surfeit of money wil make some
save toothpicks for fuel while others
are effected in the pedals. They cannot raise their feet from the iron rest in
front of a bar. Some have prolapsus of
the memory and cannot recognize their
old friends.
In a future issue I will show the full
effect of surfeits upon the human family.
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD.
Pa Twaddles���"I can't see why that
young idiot who Is calling on Molly
hasn't sense enough to go. It's midnight
Tommy Twaddles���"Tain't his fault.
Jle can't go���sister's settin' on him."���
Clevelaud Plain dealer.
"Just think, children," said the Sunday school teacher, "all this happened
more than 3,000 years ago."   ,
"Gee!" exclaimed a small boy in au
audible whisper, "but she's got a good
memory! "���Exchange.
The annual mining edition of the
Nelson News is deserving of a wide
circulation. The matter it contains is
intensely (instructive to all who are
interested iu the development of the
great west
As to what is just distribution of
wealth ther can be no dispute. It is
that which gives wealth tp him who
makes.it, and secures wealth to him
who saves it.���Henry George
i     .I        .I-.
"Was he calm and collected when the
boiler exploded?"
"Well, he was calm all right, but they
never did get him collected." #
iii
���MVIEKV S CLAIM
To thc Sunrise
(Debs In Culturist)
The earth is in travail; the race is
suffering the pangs of parturition.
A world-wide, humanity-embracing
revolution is on the calendar���in red
letters���of the Twentieth Century.
Tbe impending social crisis is the
most portentous that ever issued from
the womb of Time.
Historical epochs mark the growth of
man, the progress of events, the rise and
sweep of civilization.
Phrophets and philosophers, catching
rhe spirit of coming events, foresee and
proclaim them; and as they approach,
peels and pamphleteers, orators and agitators, dramatists and musicians, animated by the new spirit, acclaim the
joyous tidings of the sunrise on the
morrow.
These are the heralds of the dawn;
the torch-bearers of progress; the evangels of advancing civilization.
Living, they are hated and reviled;
crucified and damned.
Dead, they live again and forever.
Freedom is the universal shibboleth
of the present age.
And as the cry for freedom surges
from the sou) and leaps trom the lips
of labor, a thousand million proletarians, in all tbe zones that girdle the
globe, lift their bowed bodies from the
dust and join in the swelling anthem
of the Social Revolution. $
In all nations���civilized, semi-civilized, barbarian and savage��� the leaven
is at work; and beyond all boundary
lines a silent, invisible, irrestlble power
lookest dwvii with pity and compassion
ou thc children of toil, bent with their
burdens and weary with oppression.
Thou biddest them to join hands and
hearts, shake off their cruel fetters, and
rise to thy realms of peace and joy.
We thank thee, above all, for the supreme sense of justice in withholding
thy favors from their masters and rulers, and rejecting with righteous scorn
and special pleas for thy great boon, rebuking thus the soulless few who would,
to free themselves, see all their brethren perish in slavery. We hear thy
cheering voice and understand thy revolutionary missions. Thou art to us
the noblest of ideals; and when trials
and vexations multiply and clouds haug
low we find in thee unceasing solace
and unfailing strength and Inspiration.
We know that when the hour strikes
for thy reception, when class robs class
no more; when humanity, slaveless and
masterless, rises to its true dignity,
then wilt thou come to earth to abide
with the children oi men in the Reign
of Freedom  forevermore!
The greatest cause In all this world
today���the cause wnose lofty ideals fire
the souls of eight millions of working-
men and women with revolutionary passion, is International Socialism. This
grand historic movemeut has no parallel
in history. It ls the first conscious attempt of the workers of the world to
unite for the overthrow of their oppressors; the first deliberate resolution to
achieve their own emancipation.
The emancipation of labor Is essential to the freedom of humanity.
The struggle for freedom is the history of tbe race; the fruit of the strug-
��� 'n   **"*���
The jungle and the wilderness have
in large extent been cleared away, but
the animal struggle for existence rages
fiercely as of old, and savage nature still
runs riot In the breast of man.
The earth is not yet fit for human
habitation; but the long, dark night ls
passing, aud humanity is moving grandly toward the sunrise'
The civilizations of Egypt, Persia.
Babylon, Rome, Greece, Assyria and
other ancient nations, and the royal
robbers and privileged parasites that
ruled over them, had their day and
passed away with the wretched slaves
is reaching out jind raawhaling them    ,      he development of man
all in orderly array within the rumin-1 * ^__ ,  j_.. *.._ ���.MJ.,
ous orbit of universal alliance.
The Nineteenth Century evolved the
physical forces for the overthrow ot
wage slavery and laid the material
foundations,' wide as tbe world, for a
new social order. The Twentieth Century, completing the work, will rear the
social superstructure���the royal temple
of humanity disenthralled.
Freedom, in Its true, ideal  sense, is
yet unknown to man.   It cau uot abide
where slavery exists. Its spirit is essentially universal.   It Is radiant as the
sunshine and refreshing as the shower
���the very life-breath of civilization,
ln the soil of ignorance, superstition
thrives, but freedom fails.   It is not for
the few.   The "Four Hundred" cannot,
with all their millions of stolen dollars, buy a breath of lt They are. Indeed, the veriest slaves.   The canker Ib
at tbeir souls and the dry rot at their
bodies.
Nicholas of Russia will never know
the Joy of freedom.   The czar and his
subjects are chained together, and not
God himself can free the czar without
freeing the subjects.
That is the law���the moral law���and
no political machine, nor other device
of the master class, can ever repeal It.
(Freedom Is no more for   the master
than for the slave���no more for the capitalist than for the wage-worker.
O Freedom, we thank thee from the
fullness of grateful hearts. Thou art
truly pure and   Incorruptible.     Thou
trampled upon, crushed broken, sabered, imprisoned, shot full of jagged
wounds, "poor dumb mouths" to bear
mute witness to the crimes it has suffered, but Its majestic march, continues
toward the sunrise*.
All the kings and courts, all the armies and navies and all the retainers and
mercenaries of the ruling clsss can not
turn backward the revolutionary movement of the working class of the world.
The very defeats it encounters eliminate weakness, promote solidarity and
Insure ultimate triumph.
The working class, In all ages,   has
been the lower class���and as a class Is
still on all fours, worked, rlddeu, whipped ancl stabbed, to serve the convenience of Its master.
But this working behomoth is coming gradually into consclousnes of his
latent power. He has but to shake himself to make the earth tremble. He Is
the potential ruler of the universe.
Through all the countless years that
are gone, this giant groped in darkness
while swarms of insects ravaged hia
flesh and rioted in his misery.
The Twentieth Century will seo hlm
emerge from the block nighl of Ignorance and stand erect In the* glory of his
Iiower anil the joy of his triumph.
Wage-servitude in the capitalist system Is the last phsrse of Labor's slavery. This system, like those that pre-
c*eded lt. must go the way of all things.
Society changes ceaselessly, reproducing Itself In forms adapted to material
progress and the logic ot events.
The master and slave, the lord and
serf of past ages, are gone, and the capitalist and wage- worker of our day
must soon follow them.
The evolution of Industry is at once
destroying and re-creating the social
world; anel no Injunction (sued by auy
capitalist coun can lie against the operation of its resistless forces.
The development of machinery necessitates the concentration of capital, and
this in turn crushes out the middle class
and compels the revolutionary organization of the working class.
This class struggle against class-ruled
society is as wide as lhe domain eif capitalism, and as deep-rooted as the exploitation of the working class.
Labor  and  capital  are  locked   in an
who built the pyramids   and   obelisks i international  conflict    that    rocks  the
along the track of the early ceturies ol
the race. The feudal nat ions of mediaeval Europe, whose lords and nobles inherited all the vicious and heartless
characteristics of the ancient ruling
class, especially their parasitic disdain
and brutal contempt for their outraged
slaves, have followed in the wake of
their predecessors, and nothing remains
but the memory of their bloody reign���
the midnight horrors of history.
All all these nations anel dynasties,
and all the broods of titled vampires
that had their gory beaks in the heart
of honest toil fl.have turned back to
dust and now fertilize the highway of
the ages, but the working class sur-
vivee; slowly yet surely developing the
power to fulfill Its mission   of eman-
earth.
The capitalists are few and cunning;
the workers many and ignorant
But the yes of the workers are opening; they are beginning to think, anel
to act
They have been beaten a thousand
times, and they have rallied again; they
will be beaten a thousand times more,
but they can endure it all and grow
stronger In defeat.
Capitalist cupidity and craftiness, the
corrupt subserviency of political, judicial and military hirelings, editorial ven
allty and sanctimonious servility; all
the hordes of weaklings, cowards, apologists, traitors anel assassins; all the
moral degenerates described by Shake-
spears:
"You shall marks
ClTh? working class   may he   robbed, I Many a duteous and knee-crooking
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knave,
That, doting on his   own    obsequious
bondage,
Wears out his time,    much    like   his
master's ass,
For naught but provender."
All, all these are arrayed against the
labor movement, itself infested with
spies and informers ancl ofttimes led
by the henchmen of the enemy���but the
labor 'movement, purging itself again
and again, and steadily developing its
inherent mental anel moral power, will
vanquish ultimately all the forces ol
oppression and injustice; and the day
of its victory will mark the freedom of
humanity, the greatest epoch in the annals of the race.
The whole competitive regime is out
of tune and out of date.
Capitalists themselves devour one
another with no more remorse than if
they were wolves and hyenas. The great
msss of small producers constituting the
middle clsss are being ruined, pushed
over the precipice, and are tumbling
headlong Into the surging sea of wage-
slavery; ancl in the next few years the
middle class of today, stripped and property less, will have to make common
cause with the working class In the
struggle lor the overthrow of capitalism.
"The earth for the people," is the
uncompromising demand of the labor
movement
Today virtually all wealth Is produced with social tools in the hands of social labor.
Social tools must be made social property.
The Rockefellers, Morgans. Hani-
mans, Carnegles and Astors, capitalists
and parasites, and all their brood, will
soon have to pack their grips and follow their antecedents, the slave-owners
and feudal lords, to the limbo of the
obsolete.
The working class movement will In
due time check* their baggage to its Anal destination.
It Is the historic mission of labor to
free the human race. To free itself is
lo free mankind.
Labor Is life. Society would perish
without the working class.
The de-gree of labor's servitude Is the
degree of society's tribulation, defeat
ami shame.
The disclosures of profligacy ancl piracy among the elect In New York insurance circles registers at once the
height of capitalist class ethics and the
v'epth of working class slavery.
There can be no morals In any society based upon the exploitation anel
consequent misery of the class whose
labor si unions that society.
Th��*re can be no freedom while workers are in fetters.
Wage-servitude Is fatal even to the
true freedom of its most favored capitalist beneficiaries. They may be surfeited with gold and power, but they
are not free. They can not sever the
ties that bind them to their slaves and
soar alone into the realms of freedom.
It is written In the moral law with
"Iron pen in the lead and rock forever"
that whosoever enslaves his fellow-man
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forges fetters for himself.
When labor is emancipated, humanity
will draw Its first full and vitalizing
breath of freedom.
The eight millions of Social Revolutionists are multiplying their numbers
into conquering majorities; and in good
time, when the knell of departing capitalism is sounded, they will have the
economic and political power to take
possession of the sources and means of
wealth production in the name of all
the people, to whom they rightfully belong ancl all the people will then be
free.
We are now iu the transition period
between individualism and collectivism,
between  brutality  and  brotherhood.
The change will come on schedule
time unless the laws of evolution are
suspended and the earth stops still;
and it will come in peace and order unless the ruling class decree otherwise;
but it will come.
The Nineteenth Century developed
the machinery and methods to increase
the production of wealth a thousandfold. The Twentieth Century will still
further augment this vast productive
force, and it will do more; it will distribute this wealth in equity among the
people who produce lt.
Wealth will be for all; so easily obtained honestly that there will be no
incentive to steal; and so abundantly
that poverty will disappear; and ignorance, disease and crime will follow In
their order.
The highest civilization attainable In
capitalism has been reached and its degree may be recognized in the moral
grandeur and spiritual exaltation of the
chief executive of the nation in publicly advocating the whipping-post and the
flesh-tearing lash as ministers of mercy
ancl Instruments of Christian salvation.
The whipping-post, bespattered with
the lacerated flesh of the moral deformities produced in cspitalist society, as
the symbol of Christian civilization!
O Jesus, what virtues are inculcated
and practiced by thy followers In thy
name!
O merciful Lincoln, and this Is thy
successor!
Capitalism, as a matter of fact, is the
negation of conscience���the murderer
of morals and the destroyer of civilization.
The tenderer sensibilities, the diviner
attributes, are as dead in the millionaire as ln the tramp. In thc "cultured"
society dame as In thc siren of the
slums.
Joaquin Miller wrote of "The Dead
Millionaire"���I know of none living���
in profound  poetic pity:
"The gold that in the sunshine lies
In bursting heaps at dawn;
The silver pouring from the skies
At night to walk upon;
The diamonds gleaming In the dew,
He never saw, he never knew."
"What Is Henry VIII?" asks   Victor
Hugo, anel then   answers. "A paunch.
That,   In   a   word,   describes  capitalist
civilization.
Proud was tho author of "Les Mlser-
ables" to avow himself a Sexialist.
"The  first  hunger,"  he exclaimed,    is
ignorance! Socialism wishes, then
above all, to instruct. That does not
hinder Socialism from being calumniated, and Socialists from being denounced .. To level the tyrant and the slave
���what a magnificent endeavor! Now,
the whole of one side of actual society
is tyrant, and all the other side is slave.
A grim settlement is impending, and
it will be accomplishel. Air thinkers
must work with that end in view. They
will gain greatness in that work."
The patriots of the American Revolution conquered their political freedom;
the War of tbe Rebellion destroyed
chattel slavery, and now the struggle
is on for the extermination of wage
slavery.
There can be but one outcome;
Profits and wages produce palaces for
parasites and workhouses for workers.
Thank God! an awakening proletar-
at is pulsing with solidarity and turning his eyes toward the sunrise.
Scarred and seamed are its rough anel
hardened features, and grim its determination, but no Just man on earth need
fear it. It has suffered a million crimes,
but ls animated by no spirit of revenge.
Its mission of emancipation is darkened
by no shadow of contemplated injury or
injustice to its conquered enemy. It
conquers that enemy but to free that
enemy; and a victorious proletariat will
celebrate the peace of the world.
Economic freedom will elevate humanity to a higher plane than it has ever
known.
Wealth and leisure for all! That Is
now possible for the first time ln the
history of the race. And that will be
but the material foundation of the new
social order���the beginning of the coming Man.
Who shall tell of the intellectual unfolding, the spiritual development and
the moral exaltation of the generations
to follow?
Com**, let us onward���TOWARD THE
SUNRISE.
BROTHERS
Bishop Kemper, of Kansas, was tho
victim of a holdup one night when ho
was the only passenger. The driver
told the road agent who had him covered with a six-shooter, that his only
passenger was a bishop. "Well," said
the robber, "wake up the old man. I
want to go through his pockets."
When the bishop was aroused from a
sound slumber and realized tho situation
he gently remonstrated with the man
behind the gun. He said: "Surely you
would not rob a poor bishop. I have no
money worth while, and I'm engaged In
the discharge of my sacred duties."
"Did you say you were a bishop?"
asked the road agent.
"Yes, Just a poor bishop."
"What church?"
"The Episcopal church."
"The hell you are! Why that's the
church I belong to. Driver, you may
pass on."���Harper's Magazine.
For particulars as to prices and kinds
of monuments and headstones, write to
the  Kootenay  Marble Works,   Nelson,
B.    C . ���IM  m ��� mm H 14
LOWERY'S CLAIM
The Best Books
I am obliged to write these impressions hastily, as I run. I say this to excuse particularly the inevitable lack of
thoroughness in discussing so wide a
subject as the best books, wbich I have
been asked to do. I am not very competent in this matter, but as I believe
every one's free opinion is of some
value, I say, offhand, that 1 believe the
world's valuable literature is divided
into two classes: poetry and truth, or
works of the imagination and of science.
History ought to be a work of truth,
but often it is one of imagination, and
usually chronicles the battles between
rival monarchs of no great importance
in relation to the advance of humanity,
rarely, noticing the slow evolution of
the common man and of social and political institutions. The moralists write
truth, or they are not moralists, but
they are truly poets, for their power is
from the imagination. Socrates, Buddha, Confucius, Jesus, Mohammed, and
the writers of Israel were poets. They
were men. Just men, such as you and
I (which is the greatest hope for you
and me), but men truly inspired, seeing
truth through their transcendent imaginations.
I think every one should know as literature, the Bible (especially Christ's
own utterances), the Dialogues of Socrates, the Teachings of Buddha, the
Maxims of Confucius, and the sermons
and rhapsodies of Mohammed. To even
superficially know these helps us to a
broader conception of religion and a
humbler conception of our particular
selves and our? particularf religion.
Kenan's Life of Jesus is poetical, as
any sympathetic treatment of that life
must be, and because of the sidelights
it sheds on that life, seems to me a fifth
gospel. When it comes to exact truth
or science, the student must specialize
and the average man must be content to
know that the earth is not flat There
are plenty of manuals and school books
in astronomy, chemistry, geology and
mineralogy and physics in general, but
to my mind the most important tested
and attested truth is the doctrine of
evolution and the origin of species, because it not only is a part of universal
truth, but it helps man to place himself
in Nature���which is far more important
to him than to know that the sun also
moves.
It is the ideal which will ever draw
the heart of man. That which is real
will not stir his soul. It is from his
dreams he will get pleasure and hope.
Depend upon It when you have got the
most realistic realism, you have got
the most worthless thing obtainable.
Photography is not art. Realism is not
poetry. Nor is the inner and eternal
heart of man concerned in one generation with the unhappy problems which
beset another generation. I believe
Bernard Shaw a strong writer and most
moral, if to preach and teach against
immorality be moral. I smile at the
howl which goes up against him because
he says from the stage by his characters what every clergyman who thinks
is trying to say from his pulpit I sympathize with Shaw as a moralist and a
teacher, but he writes his own death
sentence as an immortal when he becomes a preacher and a realist ancl a
dealer in problems. I say this on general principles. I am not very familiar
with Shaw's work, but I do not know
an immortal work in all literature
which in its essence is a distinct tract
against some particular social or political evil. "Nicholas Nickleby."
"Uncle Toms Cabin." "Very Hard
Cash." "L'Assommolr," are books of
our time with a purpose, by authors of
very varying genius, and the more dominant the purpose, the less the art; the
less the value as literature, the more
impossible of immortality. Nor does the
world, spinning ceaselessly beneath the
stars has only listened to���and, in my
opinion, will only listen to���works of
pure imagination which deal with the
universal passions and which open visions of beauty or nobility, or tragedy or
humor. The world craves to put by
its own daily misery and laugh, or forget its sordid everyday tragedy in an
heroic one which fires the soul, or be
soothed with dreams of beauty and
stimulated by a nobility greater than
reality has ever shown. Love and death
au.d bet wen. these two the cwceeleaa and
ever-changefuT' pfay ot "tlie' great universal human heart, seen not by the
microscope, but through the eyes of
man's imagination���these are the world
works for all time. This is why men
like Bret Harte and Kipling. Zola and
Ibsen seize a generation by main force
and then dwindle away. They are local,
temporary', real. They do not deal in
fhe Ideal. 4
I would rather give free expression to
myself than to have riches, fame,
power, or anything in life obtainable.
There is not one free man. No one
thinks aloud. No one, even in the secrecy of his own soul, lets his thoughts
bud and blossom In natural freedom.
No one does In all things as he himself
really thinks best. The daily act is not
the free expression of the inmost
thought To be orthodox, to be approved of the many, to be dominated by
the aggregate of popular thought, as
colorless and as cowardly as his own���
that is the lot of modern man. Even
the puppies and the colts are freer than
he. And yet. the Joy of self-expression
ls the very joy of life. It Is the Joy of
Individuality��� of discovery���of creation. Freedom of thought anel expression is Nature's own benediction, man's
dearest inheritance. By it. and It only,
man has differentiated himself and has
arisen. To give expression to one's
self is living; all else is only existence.
The child feels the Joy of it anel tries to
be original and individual and honest,
but a crushing club falls upon him,
and with all the god beaten out of him,
he timidly and stolidly takes the
shape of his hat and his mind from the
tyranny of the self-suppressed orthodox and seks by hook and by crook to
become rich, which is the one result approved.
When men's thoughts and acts are
regarded  as sacred  lo  themselves and
each Is indeed lord of thot ever-wonderful godhead himself; when the tyranny of the multitude Is recognized as
not only outrageous tyranny, but an
Iron roof, dwarfing thought ancl preventing development, when men are
Indeed free In all things concerning
themselves slone���-both the Immorals
as well as the morals���then each will
know that he is lord of his own acts, be
they good or bad. and each will feel that
supreme Joy of expression and expansion, be it great or small which Is life
itself, godhead itself, and progress Itself. The Joy of blossoming and fruitage by free self-expression' Is the exultation of life. It is thc harmony with
nature and nature's God. Then pejetry
will live again and truth will really be,
and all men will find that poetry and the
truth which is in them; in some, more;
in others, less. Then life will be Joyful, as it was meant to be, anel wealth
will take Its proper plsce as the means
whereby to live, and above it and upon it, as buttercups shine above the dull
earth, the unfettered thought of man
will spread Its various blossoms of
beauty and of truth. I would that I
might live in that golden age. I long
to be wholly free. To express myself
freed from the oppression o|jJi\eJj^V-
ward and despotic mob which affecta to
know all virtue and morality and goodness ancl truth in this universe, and all
the soundings of the human heart and
all the illimitable future of human expression. When the tyranny over
thought has ceased, when church and
state have both lost their smug sense
of Infallibility and their power to hold
the whip over the honest thought of
any man. moral or Immoral���then. I
hope, some one will whisper to my
ashes: "Wake up.   It is time to live."
As to contemporary literature, each
must choose for himself. The small list
first given above is an inexhautible library antl will demand study and give
pleasure and profit for several lifetimes.
With the exception of Whitman, it
seems to me America his produced as
yet nothing truly great, original, universal and powerful, immortal: and Whitman was summarily dismissed from his
clerkship by a secretary of the interior
who found he had written "leaves of
Grass." A secretary of the Interior! A
sort of political clerk. A "stop-gap" In
the circle of place seekers! A measurer
of red tape! A forgotten thing! O
tempore! O. mores! O, secretaries of
thc Interior!
No one can take thought to himself
and say "Go to! I will have Imagination." Imagination Is the divine gift.
Without It no work will live*, but It Is
not to be had for tho seeking, and it is
not to be denied for the poverty of the
earthly setting. The sad monotony of
the desert has given the world the imaginations which created the sparkling
Arabian Nights, and the great drama of
Job. Greece is the cradle of modem
thought In philosophy. Greece of literal
physical fact? A hard country of bare
hills and scanty forests, without eme
navigable stream, anel only threo small
rivers, ihe water courses drying up In
summer us thoy do In Nevada   oiym- eef*
h'
m
LOWERY'S CLAIM
15
pus Is two thousand feet lower than Mt.
Hood.   Yet by the creative force of imagination this meager land is clothed
with wondrous forests,   mighty   rivers
and God-crowned   mountains,   and ls
bright with troops of maenads and dryads, forms of beauty, rivergods   dwell
among the reeds, and   nymphs dream
about the pools, gods   and   goddesses
meet upon Olympus and from its cloudy
height Zeus hurls his dreadful bolt    I
believe Ancient Troy ls supposed to have
occupied   less  than   ten   acres;   Agamemnon was chief of a handful of men.
ancl Helen was just a woman.   But the
l>oe��'s imagination has made the world
rock  upon  Its foundation as god anel
goddesses and heroes contended.   Ambition, jealousy, hatred, revenge, love,
laughter, tears, all were as quick in the
hearts of men as now, and Helen's is
the fact which    launched   a thousand
ships and shook the towers of Ilium and
set the world on flre.   If to live eternally be the mark of truth, then our
dally experiences, the realities, are not
true.   Nothing is true but the creations
of the imagination.   When there Is an
imaginative populace eager   to receive
these Immortalities, then there will be
imaginations to create them, and  not
till  then shall  we  have either art or
poetry of our own.    For the present.
Pan Is dead, and there Is none to take
his place, the Imagination is killed, and
the temper of the times is a dreadful
realism.    When the universal Imagination wakes again a new race of poets
will  be born, anel  they will sine In a
new  way  the old  songs of Ideal wit,
humor,   ambition,   love,   hatred,   and
beauty.    For the  flowery  spring ever
returns again���and the whistle of the
lark is heard year unto year, anel love
will forever bring exultation and tears,
and man will not cease from his striving and his dreaming,   for the   heart
changeth  not���C.  E. Wood, in Pacific
Monthly.
Starkey & Co.
NELSON, B.C.
Wholesale Dealers in Produce and
Provisions
John Hutchison & Co.
Headquarters   (for
EAST  K-OOTENAY TIMBER,   FARMING
AND COAL LANDS.
Sassr*"*   Cranbrook, B. C.
R. ELLIOTT
KASIX).   B.C.
Sells Furniture, Coffins. Billiard and Pool
Tables,   Wall   Paper,   Mirrors
and Bar Fixtures.
WRITE   FOR   ANYTHING  YOU   WANT.
P. BURNS & OO.
lftmA.07
MEBCHAN TS
Shops in  all  leading towns.    Contracts
lOUolted   to  supply   armies  and  railroads.
HEAD OFFICE
Calgary; Alberta.
HOTELS OUT WEST
The Kaslo Hotel !s��� &***��
in the city. COCKLE & PAPWORTH.
MCuGOu UOtel   only ' drst-ciass   hotel in the city.   Sample rooms.
FINLAY   McLEOD.
TD�� Jj&rtl6tt hotel in Nelson.   Only
white  help  employed.
GEO.   W.   BARTLETT.
Tremont House STS & 5&��
lean and European plan. Nothing yellow
about the house except the gold In the
safe. MALONE   &   TREGILLU8.
Newmarket Hotels '*% EK
Ista and millionaires visiting New Denver.  B.  C. HENRY STEGE.
OeV rimA Is tlie leading hotel ln
Obt IlimO   TRAIL. B. C.
JAS.  DAWSON,   Prop.
A. B. HETL AND, M. E.
NELSON, B.C.
Provincial Land Surveyor. Crown Grants
Obtained. Fifteen years' experience in
coal mines of B.C.. Reports furnished on
coal properties.
tfsfifMlfSjfifisHsJsMlj^^
The Strathcona
Hotel
S. J. Mighton
CRANBROOK.   B.   C.
Has the largost stuck of PlDCB, Tobaccos,
Cigars ami Smokers' Sundries In the interior of It.  C,
Mail orders receive prompt attention.
FRUIT
LANDS
In Hi anil 20 acre- Works
ON KOOTENAY LAKE
Por sale on easy terms.
J. E. ANN ABLE
NELSON.  B.C.
Sharp & Irvine
Mining Brokers
Real Estate* and Insurance Agents
NELSON, B.C.
T2 KOOTENAY SALOON
SANDON,   B.C.
Has a lino of nerve bracers unsurpassed
in nnv mountain  town of the greal  wow.
A glass of aqua pura given   fro��   *nn
every shot of spirits  menu.
Is situated on a slight eminence, just a block from tue busy
scenes on Baker Street, and is within easy touch of everything in the city.   From its balconies can be seen nearly
all the grand scenery that surrounds the beautiful
city of Nelson.   Few hotels in the great west
equal the Strathcona, and tourists from
every land will And within its portals
all the essentials that create pleas-
ant memories within the
mind of those who
travel
B. TOMKINS, Manager,
NELSON, RITISH COLUMBIA
*^^rt*A*
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LOWERY'S OLAIM
TbeMcDonald-Donlop
Co., Limited,
Wholesale Commission Merchants
and Manufacturers' Agents
Limited Liability
REPRESENTING
The  Lumsden   Roller  Mills.
The Wapella Roller Mills.
Lever Brothers  "Sunlight Soap."
Dalton Brothers "Dish-Tower Soap.
The  Vogel  Packing  company.
The Baltimore Lime MT g Co,
The Manitoba Canning Co.
The W. & R. Jacobs Co., Ltd., Biscuit Manufacturers.
The  Guelph   Foundry  Co.,   Ltd.
The  "Armur" Co.,  Ltd.
The Moyle Mill & Lumber Co.
The Hygiene Gola Wine Co.
Fruit and Produce of all kinds. Correspondence solicited.
P.O. Box 363, Calgary, Alta.
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! I   PERFUME THE OZONE BY  | >
I I SMOKING A 1 |
\       MalnfWI C\r\2P       !j
*    Mainfand Cioar
Cranbrook
Hotel
Cranbrook, B.C.
la convenient to all depots, telegraph
offices and banks in tbe city. Special attention paid to tourists, commercial and
oterwise. The cufslnc is excellent, and all
guests receive courteous attention. Touch
the  wire  when  you  want  rooms  aerved.
Hoggartb a Rollins, Proprietors
s 5Q
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Pitfier & Lei6er
Victoria, Sole Agents.
Munro's Old Highland
and Whlteley's Liquer
Whiskies are the best
(fias. Burt
Agent, Nelson.
Kootenay Eogineeriog Works
Nelson, B. C.
Founders, Machinists and Iron Workers. Makers of the Crawford, Aerial
Tram; Castings, Builders Materials,
Mill and Mining Machinery.
B. C. TRAVIS
P. O. Box 493 MANAGER.
Kootenay Railway 4 Navigation Co.
LIMITED
OPERATING
Kaslo *& Slocan Railway Co.
International   Nav.   &  Trading  Co.,   Ltd.
Int. Navigation ft Trading Co.
KASLO-NBL80N   ROUTE
7:00 a.m.   Iv Kaslo Ar.  9:25 p.m.
8:00 a.m Ainsworth 8:15 a.m.
9:40 a.m. Ar Nelson Lv. 5:46 p.m.
Calling regularly at Ainsworth and Pilot Bay  and all  way landings on signal.
Kaslo ft Slocan Hallway
8:00 a.m leave   ...Kaslo....  arrive 3:45 p.m.
10:25 p.m. arrive  ..Sandon...  leave 1:9) a.m.
Ocean steamship tickets and rates via
all lines will be furnished on application.
For further particulars call on or address
P.   H.   WALSH. If.   K.   DOUGLAS.
Supt..  Kaslo.  B.. C.   Agi..  Kaslo.  B. C.
PACIFIC COA8T REEDS
FRUIT AND ORNAMENTAL TREES,
GREENHOUSE PLANTS. Floral Work,
Home industry.   Catalogue free.
HENRYT NURSERIES
Seed House and Greenhouses,
3010 Westminster Road, Vancouver, B.C.
BLUE  PRIZE.  HENRY VANE. COLUMBUS and HAVANA ARK CIGARS
are Union Made Cigars,   made  by   W.   i\
Kilbourne   &  Co.,   Winnipeg,   and" sold  on
the   road   by  GEORGE   HORTON.
If you have some friends whom you
think would like to see a sample of
this journal, send us their names and
we will do the rest
Sacred are the lips from which has
issued only truth. Over all wealth,
above all station, above the noble���the
robed and crowned���rises the sincere
man. Happy is the man who neither
paints nor patches, veils nor veneers!
Blessed is he who wears no mask! ���
Ingersoll.
If you want a newspaper started in
your town,, send particulars to Box
1090, Nelson, B. C.
The working man carries the church
and all the other burdens of this world
upon his back. But for him there
would  be  no klug��,  bishops,  soldiers
or bloated millionaires. Yet he often
bites his host friend, without losing
the bit out of his mouth.
Newsagents snd newsboys are wanted in all unrepresented districts to sell
LOWERY'S CLAIM. Write for particulars.
There are few thinkers who confront
the great social quesuon of the hour as
not the rescue of the submerged tenth
only, but the uplifting of all humanity
to higher levels in the scale of being.
���Jane Hume Ciapperton.
Japan has made public the cost of the
war with Russia. From the beginning
of hostilities until September her total
expenditure was $585,000,000. of which
sum $90,000,000 was for the navy and
$495,000,000 for the army. It is estimated that tbe war cost Russia llttlo
less lhan a billion dollars.
. About Float.
Float is not a periodical, It ls a book
containing s��; illustrations, all told, and
ls filled with sketches and stories of
western life. It tells how a gambler
cashed in after the flush days of Sandon; how it rained in New Denver Jong
after Noah was dead; how the parson
took a drink at Bear Lake in early
days; how justice wss dealt in Kaslo
in '93; how the saloon mau out prayed
the women in Kalamazoo, and graphically depicts the roamlngs of a western
editor amongst the tenderfett ia the
cent belt. It contains the early history of Nelson and s romance of thc
Silver King mine. In it are printed
three western poems, and dozens of articles too numerous to mention. Send
for one hefore It is too late. The price
is 25 cents, postpaid to any part of tbe
world.   Address all letters to
R. T. LOWERY, Nelson, B. C.
J. D. ANDERSON
Civil   Engineer   nnd   Provincial   iAind
Surveyor
TRAIL, B.C.
THE HOTEL SLOCAN
THREE FORKS, B.C.
Ts the leading hotel of the city.    Maintain  trout and game dinners a specialty.
Rooms  reserved   by  telegraph.
HUGH NIVEN.   ��� Proprietor
The Pernie Ledger
FERNIE.   B.   C
Ts tlm be-st newspaper in lhe Crows Nest
Pass  coal   region.    Two  dollars    a    year.
D.   V.   MOTT,   Editor.
P. P LIEBSCHER
MERCHANT TAILOR
8IL.VERTON,  B.C.
P. H. HAWKINS
ASSAYER
8ANDON, B.C.

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