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MAY,  1906
le devoted to Truth, Humor and Justice, and is published monthly at Nelson, B. C, Canada. It is sent, postpaid, to any part of the world for $1
a year. Advertising rates aro $2 an
inch each insertion.
Lowery's Claim has never heen raided by the sheriff, railroaded -by an indignant populace, nor bulldozed hy tlie
brokers who issue tickets on heaven
for a consideration. It does not believe
in the fall of -man, nee the hydra-headed apd 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
that a method will yet be discovered
that will smelt all evil out of the world
and leave nothing hut gold in tbe heart
of man. If you believe aa we do aend
in aa many subscribers as possible ao
that we can keep the press running until a process is discovered that will
jar all misery from this universe and
annex lt to the flower gardens in the
New Jerusalem   .
R. T. I/)WERY.
Editor  and   Financier.
This is a world of action, and if you     No man is free who binds himself to
would kep in the race until nature hands: any creed, church or party.
you a blue paper you will have to ex- 	
ercise. !    A fool sometimes does a wis? act.   An
idiot recently burned all the Bibles and
hymn books in the Vancouver jail.
In these day of dollar worship even
the cross has turned yellow.
As a role in small towns you will find
a human jackass trying to control the
morals of the community.
As a rule there is little difference
between the rich society woman and the
painted bawd of the Bad Lands. Both
lead lives that tend to moral, sexual and
physical degeneration.
He who lives uncorrupted, does the
right thing, and always tells the truth
Is a gentleman.
The pauper and the ovcrrlch are generally inclined towards dishonesty and
John M. Robertson, the eminent Freethinker, was recently elected a member
of the British parliament. This is better than he would do In Cauada.
The indiscriminate reading of the Bible
by children Is a great curse to the rising generation. As a rule the youngsters
pick out the smutty stories, anel pass
over the wisdom In thst old work of
fable. Action anel miracles.
History proves that the firmer the belief in the Bible the more brutal have
been the people.
President Roosevelt, it is reported,
will some day go to Africa on a hunting
expedition for tigers and elephants.
He ia bloodthirsty and must have big
game, although he has never worked in
a slaughter bouse, been a bull fighter or
tackled the tiger ln a stud game at Sandon.
Sunday legislation is an insult to intelligence and civilisation. The halter
or chain Is out of place in this century.
Send your friends 12 back numbers of
this journal. The cost is $1 sent postpaid to any part of the known world.
Cobalt, away back east, is one of the
popular mining camps of the day. In the
camp is a patent inside weekly paper.
It Is edited ably, but if Cobalt was in
the west there would be two or three
swift dailies in its midst. The difference
between the dollar and cent belt is surprising when it comes to journalism.
Being much together creates love, and
also destroys it.
The desiring of freedom for ourselves
without regard to tho rights of others
has ever hung a black shroud over the
The Spokane Review said that King
Edward was the father of Princess Ena.
Edward may have had his faults, but he
la innocent of the above charge. The
Review should read up on royalty.
The Spokane Outburst is an editorial
and typographical triumph. With a pen
dipped In sulphuric add Sidney Norman
Is making the fakes, frauds and grafts
of the Athens of America rush to the
brush and He down.
A perfectly free man
scarce as radium.
is   almost   as
All religions are fakes and it is a waste
of time to exercise your gray matter
over any of them. No religion has ever
lieen founded upon faet or practical
tmth. Many have been started, but all
by cheats who prey upon the fear and
Ignorance of mankind. When a man
talks about Ood he is a fraud or mentally unbalanced.
The man who preaches that the Bible!
is all true and good ts an enemy to mor-j
allty, progress and civilization.
Thousands In this world mistake con-
BtipatiOti   for   religion.    They   pray   in-���
st>ad of walking more and eating lesa. |
without a Booster Club Mount Vesu-
Or -CIl&lll   I��  UUl   1**l   lumrVrT:   iu   nine  -wntxu j. j        V\ lLIlCMIC    tt   -O""01"1 ,       , *%��   thnn
Freedom ls salvation, and tyranny dam- vius did more business lastj month tnan
~tk>n- Iat any Ume ,nU2,7. Tthp ?iva busing
  j that it put Pompeii in ����� !��J*J^S
In his bigoted Ignorance the slsve of- has    never   been so active unti^iw
ten throws stones at those who would month, with that hell-fired monntam.
free him. ! in spite of all that pries ts could do with
  images, prayers and holy    water    the
Enslave others and you enslave your- anery mountain persisted in spreading a
self. The priest Is a slave to creed and j hot .blanket over several muss<J*J**
form, and would lose his job if he al-1 formation, burying ^V*;""?^
lowed his mind to poke its head above churches, iruit fams. vineyards and tne
the weeds of superstition. vegetation in hot 8and/nfpr^i^dlaina-
  The eruption was grand, terrible and in
Times are so good in the Okanagan j passive, anel as a ��vln1f..V*ct"1'f JT
that some of the editors   are   Buffering; it had Torrey and his JWj��i["
A   double  tracked   wagon  rosd   from derfnl ancl mysterious WTklag��*""��
Nelson to Bonnington Falls would be a the recent owtrg)Uringor Mj^at yesuv
arrest attraction to tourists with the auto i* supreme ancl en0"gh.;��,ma,^initv be.
habit nle-minded peasantry in Its vicinity u��
hablt   Tieve in a devil, anel cry In anguish amid
Owing to a riot in a Jewish synagogue their ruined homes to an lm*#"��� <*"
In Toronto, tbe police hael to close up j for help, who haa never S^^����**!
the odlflcv..   It is reported that the row hand ol* ruthless Nahiro to save a ]prat
was over the election of an official to I ling babe, a strong man. oi sweet wounn
take up the collection. from obliteration.
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Mind Your  Health
Nearly everyone in America could live
100 years, barring accidents, If the time
card on the health route was strictly observed. By running wild we smash our
machinery and unduly boom the pill and
coffin business.
A dog fed on nothing but white flour
will starve to death in 12 days, and the
same stuff has killed more Indians than
Most of us require new wheels in our
upper stopes. We eat too much, pay no
attention to hygiene, and when disease
grasps us in its slimy paw we run to the
doctor for pills or to God with a long
Nearly all who consult doctors have
no organic trouble, but are getting hell
from some symptom of their foolish or
indiscreet living. The few who really
have diseases are generally suffering
from the evil effects of pills and potions.
The individual who relies upon medicine
to keep him well, instead of removing
the cause is in a fair way to be damned.
If you would be healthy learn how to
eat, sleep, bathe, breifie, love and work,
and banish the thought of fear, hate, revenge, envy, worry and jealousy.
No one can enjoy continued good
health if the mind is choked with the
weeds of fear. hate, worry and Jealousy.
These must be eliminated if you desire
to reach the New Jerusalem before the
game of life is trumped by the spade of
a grave digger.
Be moderate in everything, even love,
and you will not crave for diamonds.
Mental activity is conducive to longevity. Keep your mind busy, and have
work planned out for the future. Beware
of rust   A writer on health says:
"Our faculties become dull and soon
lose their power if they are not exercised.
How can we expect our ambition to remain fresh and vigorous through years
of inactivity, indolence or Indifference?
if we keep letting opportunities slip by
us without making any attempt to grasp
them our inclination will grow dul'er and
We might as reasonably expect our
muscles to retain our strength without
exercise as to think of keeping vigorous
an idle mind. Upon this subject the editor of the Milwaukee Journal says:
"The machine that lies idle is far more
liable to injury than the machine that
runs. The idle machine gets rusty. . . .
And what is true of machinery is true
of humanity.
"For instance: A man neglects the
working parts of his body. Normally
these parts should be exercised. He Indulges his members in idleness. Whatever vitality and working force they may
have had when in continued use neglect
causes the machinery to run stiffly. It is
the rust.
"Or a man may neglect to exercise hi-e
brain forces. He may have ever so quick
a mind, but If he does not use bis mental machinery the rust of idleness Is soon
over It.
"Or a man may neglect to exercise his
brain forces.   He may have ever so quick
a mind, but if ho does not use bis mental machinery the rust of idleness is
soon over it
"Or a man may neglect to use the moral forces that are ln him. There ia a
weakening somewhere. The machine lets
down.   And soon the parts are'rusted.
"Keep your body working without fi ic-
tlon by systematic exercise. Keep your
mind bright hy using it. Keep your soul
clean hy working it*. And'for society���
nln-tenths of Its evils are caused by the
idleness of Its working parts. It's the
A London physician on being questioned on the subject of living says tbat
the artificial nature of modern life and
the constant rush after work which one
can't overtake are mainly responsible for
the general shattering of nerves seen all
around. If people would only take things
quietly we should be a much healthier
race than we are.
A famous New York physician, now
hale and handsome at seventy-five, sums
up half a century of medical practice
and observation In these simple rules
of health:
1.���Be temperate in all things, tn matters of amusement or study as well as
ln regard to food and drinks. To tie temperate In all things, however, does not
imply that one must be a prohibitionist
about anything.
2.���Don't be afraid to go to sleep, for
sleep, for sleep Is the best restorer of
wasted energies. Sleep a certain number
of hours every night, and then remember that a short nap during the day Is
a safer rejuvenator than a cocktail.
3.���Don't worn*, either about the past
or the future. To waste a single hour in
regret for the past is as sensless as to
send good money after that which has
been irrecoverably lost To fret one's
self about what the future may have in
store Is about as unreasonable as to attempt to brush back the tide of the ocean
with a broom. Worry, of whatever kind,
banishes contentment, and contentment
Is a necessity of youth.
4.���Keep the mind youthful. Live In
the present with all the other young
people. Don't get to lie reminiscent Let
the old people talk about the past, for
the mere act of thinking alwut old things
reminds the mind of Its years. Reminiscences are dangerous���whether they
be soothing or sweet or ssel���for they
characterise old sge. anel must be sedulously avoided by those who would be
ever young. .
5���Keep up with the tlm��?s. Don t
fsll liehlnd the procession. To sccom-
pllsh this, lesrn one new fact every day.
Th- mind that Is satisfied to live upon
the lessons it le*rn<*d in Its youth swn
becomes old and musty. To keep young
It must be fresh and actlve-that is.
abreast of the times. The old methods
of thought and the old facts may have
be-n correct enough once upon a time
but that time has passed. Today they
are obsolete, and only amusing as relics
of antiquity. To remain young, therefore, one must keep the storehouse of th��
memory clear of all such rubbish. Throw
nway one of the mildewed relics every
day ancl replace it with some newer,
fresher and more up-to-date fact,
Religion teaches us that Ood Is Our
Father, and made man after hia own
Image. What about the red, black and
yellow peoplo on thia earth Did our
big Ood make them, or did they spring
Into existence spontaneously like lice on
a dirty man's back?
Religion and rum are great evils, but
different. If you do not drink run It will
not bother you because boose dealers do
not hold a man against the wall snd
siphon him full of brown taste producers.
If you live In a community where religion Is fat and do not peruke of the theological dope you will be persecuted snd
ostracised until you come Into the flock
or move camp. As a rule parsons are
little things Incapable or rising above
fear, hatred and vlndtctlveness when
they bump against any opposition, and
the church has ever sought when it had
the power, to shoot faith Into you if
you would not take it in the ordinary
The Pittsburg method of raising
money for the Lord has not yet spread
throughout America. When it does
churches will grow fat and the race
suicide problem less serious.
He is dishonest who will not Investigate both sides of a question.
By nature man Is an atheist, snd
knows, nor cares nothing about gods.
Through his Ignorance, or that of his
parents, he has been enslaved in all ages
by sharpers who Imsgine or pretend thst
they can get him Into the New Jerusalem provided he has fslth In their mental dope, snd digs up liberally.
Beware of Sunday laws, ln the States
when the Puritana were In power they
hung, whipped anel banished those who
differed from them in belief. At Lynn a
Baptlat preacher was once whipped for
preaching on the Lord's day, and the entire congregation of another church was
fined $25 for worshipping contrary to the
established religion. History repeats Itself, anel If Canada permits the Puritans
to get the wedge In by paaalng fool-laws
about the obaervance of Sunday, future
generations will probably rise up snd
remark unpleasant things about their
The governing class In the Unlfed
Slat's Is composed largely of church-
cringing, veneered savages. It put Moses
Harmon In jail for attempting to teach
a higher and better form of sexuality,
but permits ladles ln Pittsburg to do
immodest things in the nsme of Jesus
It permits churches to gamble in the
name of the Lord, anel winks at crime In
the high spots, but la always ready with
a striped suit for the genius with a new
Idea for the betterment of humanity.
It has been ever thusly since man first
bloomed In the formation.
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Twelve back numbers of LOWERY'S
CLAIM, and a copy of FIX)AT are aent
to any address, postpaid, for $1. Band
some to your friends, ancl help the extension of sunshine around the world.. LOWERY'S CLAIM
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If an honest man, who was a Freethinker, had gone through British Columbia last fall without endorsatlons
from parsons and really In earnest to
help the orphans in Macedonia, he
would have got about 30 cents. In order to do the superstitious in a proper
manner you must get credentials from
recognized distributors of theological
elope and then go after your dupes. Ellon, a Persian swindler, calling himself
the Rev. Jesus A Day, rounded up quite
a bunch of deluded suckers ln western
Canada a few months ago. Armed with
credentials from Rev. Sipprell and other
Methodist pulpit pounders, he proceeded
to unfold his scheme to the good people
of the great west. He told about how
the awful Turks massacred the Christians in Macedonia, filling the land with
an overplus of female orphans between
the ages of 30 days ancl 14 years. Day
wanted to have these children brought
to Canada and installed in good Chris-
Han homes where In return for their
labor they would be fed, clothed, educated and taught the Methodist religion. All he wanted w*as $50 cash to pay
each child's fare to this easy country.
Scores of good Christians swallowed the
bait like Rubes guzzling red lemonade
at a circus. Thesy saw a chance to get
nice, little claves cheap, and help the
good Lord at the same time. A saloon
man wanted to get two but with true
artistic villainy and deeply developed
natural diplomatic genius, he became
highly indignant, and said that he could
not possibly allow any of the Macedonian girls live ln a bell-hole of a gin
mill. This saloon man now thinks he
is a bird at getting away from a brace
game, No wonder Day gathered in $20.-
1100. A guy as smart as hlm Is clever
enough to win a scat In the Saskatchewan legislature. This smooth Persian
crook called at my o..ce and delivered
'an oration upon the horrible Turks
and said that all Christians should help
hlm In this noble work. When I told
him that I was not a Christian h���� struck
a bible picture attitude, placed his hand
upon his black heart, and rolled his
eyes towards the cobwebs on the celling; and In a Come to Jesus Voice he
said: "Iniposseble; your heart Is too
good." His manner was so picturesque
and his acting so delightful that I gave
him four bits. Ho seemed shocked and
disappointed as he moved away from
iho eloor, but he never came back again.
The Methodist ministers who endorsed
this swarthy chap are indirectly, but
no doubt Innocently, to blame for the
people losing their money sgalnst his
brace gain". If the parsons wish to do
justice to those who through their fault
lost their money, they will take up collections for the purpose of making good
the loss sustained by all who so kindly
threw their money away upon one of
the cleverest games ever worked upon
a gullible public.
G<id may have made man. but. it Is
certain that, all the gods have lieen made
by man out of tho Image in his own Im
agination. Many of the gods, especially our own bible god, must have been
made by man when his upper stope was
tortured hy the vibrations of a torpid
An enthusiastic worker has not time
to study the clock.
If you desire to locate heaven you must
plant your discovery post on earth.
Rockefeller could bave made his name
live for centuries If he had given 50
millions to stricken San Francisco.
The calamity at 'Frisco was not a visitation of Providence upon a wicked city
It was simply nature having Its own
way without regard to life or property.
In Edinburgh. Scotland, they have
Sunday legislation in such a violent
form that it is illegal to move faster
than a walk on that day unless your
bat blows off.
this land of theological dope and economic crucifixion.
Our think and doing make us what we
Think of San Francisco and be sure of
your foundation.
The daily newspaper is one of the carbuncles of civilization.
���Even Jesus had no use for women, and
lyet fcvithout the fair sex Hits name
would seldom be mentioned except for
the purpose of emphatic denunciation.
The church and the train robber are
somewhat alike. They both get your
cash by using threats.
The small man generally returns a
favor with hatred and disgust. Only the
really good are grateful.
The right to use the mails in the
United States now largely depends upon
the whim of the administrative officers.
The postal system across the line is fast
aproaching the Russian standard. It
makes for serfdom and seeks to crush
all who aim to uplift humanity by the
reformation of social, economic and political  conditions.
In Frank the other day a mounted policeman killed Himself because a local
bawd rejected his love. If he had waited
Ions enough and cooled his blood with
a slim diet he probably would have felt
like shooting himself if the frivolous
woman in the case had knelt st his feet
and begged for him to love her. But
he could not wait and crossed the Styx
for a woman who laughed when he was
The proposed Sunday Observance act
in  Cansda  is  a   distinct   blow  at  the
liberty of tbe people.   If the majority of
tbe politicians at Ottawa were not grafters, seeking to hold their positions by
pandering to the narrow views of their
constituents, thev would throw such tyrannical legislation in the waste basket.
If they were free men. and not slaves
to the spoils of office It would be impossible to obtain a single vote for such
puritanical   legislation   as   the  Lord's
Day cranks are now seeking to weave
around the people of Canada.   The cry
Sfbout. helping  the  poor working man
Is all bunco talk.    The Sunday observance disturbance Is merely a scheme
for tho church to get more of the working man's money,    if It was otherwise
no restrictions would be put  upon his
actions upon that day. and the church
left wide open so that he cannot miss
seeing the wide tunnel In the collection
box.   You can help the workingman by
getting him shorter hours of labor greater pay. and more knowledge of hygenic
living.   After a while the man who labors may get wise and brush all parasites, including th* preachers, from off
his broad back.   Then tho rot aliout Sunday laws will no longer be heard  In i
We always think .the other fellow's
religion absurd, and our own without
In order to save its life the Church
must change Its mental dope. With the
advance of thought the church that does
not change will die of spiritual inanition.
It is better to assist than stand on one
side, and chew the linen fragment ibout
should be done.
how a thing
Do not carry a jag of fear, hate, worry
and jealousy, and expect those around
you to be angels.
The editor gives absolution to all who
subscribe for this journal.
The more ignorant a man the easier
he can be worked by any kind of a fake,
theological or otherwise.
Time and again we have seen lordly
animals in their native state, peaceful,
happy and semingly enjoying to tho
full the gifts of life, wounded or killed
at the pulling of a trigger. If such animals are wounded they are relentlessly
pursued, and may for days suffer agony
���before death closes the suffering.
Hunting is a relic of barbarism in
man's nature. One of the most piteous
sights is to see life pass out of the innocent, quivering, helpless grouse, quail
dove or other birds. Often these scenes
are garnished with the cheers and laughter of the hunters, when beating out the
brains of the birds that sharply cry
and cling to their lives.
The more humane and civilized man
becomes the more he will despise the
killing for fun. Such amusement marks
the low. savage instinct. Not even the
president of a great nation can dignify
the mock heroism of killing "big game:"
Only a hard hearted man can derive
.pleasure 'from such barbarous Report.
Th,e man or genuine sympathy and kindly disposition can only feel disgusted at
the sight of the killing of imoffensivo
innocents. t
A Noble Parson
Another effort is now making to convict the Rev.  Algernon S. Crapsey    of
heresy.   Mr. Crapsey is the rector of St
Andrew's Episcopal church In Rochester,
N.Y.   About a year ago he shocked some
of the people by the expression of revolutionary opinions concerning the New
Testament writings, and an attempt was
then made to have him tried and convicted, but three of the committee of Ave
clergymen  selected  to  Investigate    the
matter voted against taking any action.
This did not satisfy the complainants,
who have  now  prevailed  upon  Bishop
Walker of Buffalo to convene an ecclesiastical court which   is to assemble at
Rata via    Most serious of the charges
against Dr. Crapsey Ls his denial of the
miraculous birth of Christ and his emphatic rejection of all miracles, declaring
them to be legends no more worthy of
belief than are the mythological stories
of antiquity and the Middle Ages.    He
"Belief in the inerrancy of the Bible is
no longer possible to an educited man or
for anyone, in fact who leads his Bible
with reasonable Intelligence and attention. It does not need profound scholarship. It only requires common sense
to see that the Bible is not the miraculous book which orthodoxy asserts it to
In the light of scientific research the
Founder of Christiianity no longer
stands apart from the common destiny
of man ln life and death, but he is in
all things physical like as we are, both
as we are born, dying as we die.
If we are told of a certain being In
human form, born of a human mother,
expressing consicousness ln human
speech, living a human life ancl dying a
human death, we naturally predicate of
such an one a human fatherhood as well
as a human motherhood, for universal
experience bears witness to thc fact that
every one who is the child of a human
mother is also the child of a human
father. To overcome this pre-snpposl-
tlon, which is established by universal
experience, lies with those who deny, not
with those who assert, the validity of
universal experience to establish a given
in resisting the scientific movement
the churches aro resisting the inevitable.
It has becn the sole work of the historical critic to arrange and classify historical statements. The Christian critic
has not hesitated to apply this method to
all history except the history of his own
religion. And is not ln honor bound
to use the same messure for himself
which he metes out to others? And this
Is all that the present writer contends
for. He asserts his right to Investigate
facts of his own religion by tbe same
method which he has lieen taught lo use
in the investigation of facts of alt other
religions. He would be ashamed to claim
for his own r?liglon what he is not willing to allow to the poorest religiein In
the world. If Uie literature and formularies of bis religion contain historical
statements, then those statements must
be subjected to the process of historical
criticism; and if wa find there the elements of myth and legend let us not
be afraid to confess thit our religion, like
all other religions, has had Its Infancy
and Its youth as well as Its years of
sober manhood. And the writer farther
asserts thatw nether we, the Christian
ministers, like it or not the historical
content of the Hebrew and Christian religions has been and will be subjected
to the corrective process of historical
criticism; and ia It not better that we
ourselves should do this necessary work
than be forced to receive Its results at
the hands of strangers?
For twenty-five hours ln every week
our children are taught by trained Instructors that the miracle has no place
In nature; and then for twenty-five minutes In every week our children are
taught by untrained Instructors that the
universe Is based upon miracle.
For 167 hours In every week all our
thought and our action ls based upon the
conviction that the miracle has no place
in nature. We trust ourselves snd all
that we have to our unfaltering belief In
the unchanging laws of the universe.
This for 167 hours, and then for one
hour a few of us, when It Is convenient
go to our churches and pretend to believe that the universe is based upon
In our lecture rooms. In our laboratories, In our factories and In our counting rooms we utterly disregard the mode
of reasoning whloh we use in our
churches. The clergyman himself disregards his pulpit method when he
x>mes to deal with the practical affairs
��f llf�� or with the miracles of the Hindu,
the Catholic or the Christian Scientist
And yet with this fact of the complete
divorce of theological thought from living thought staring us In the face we
wonder why persons do not come to the
churches, and niarvel at tho waning of
ministerial Influence.
Today the denominations as well ss
the national churches are falling to satisfy the demands of the new age. and
persons are leaving them by the million
and are seeking, new forms fro the expression of their spiritual and moral life.
As long as we. the ministers, sre desperately holding on to the waning miracle and to the crumbling denominational difference wc are ln no condition
to fight for eternal truth and justice
We are trying In a pitiful way to get
back Into real life through what wo call
the Institutional churches. The apostle
serves tables, and the prophet become5?
a teacher In gymnastics; and we thluk
we have done a great thing in doing for
the people what they can do much better for themselves.
We are upon the threshold of s movement that shall csrry msnklnd to a higher stage of being. No one la satisfied
with present conditions. The rich nre
ashamed anel the |ioor are angered. The
time Is at hand for preaching the gospel
to the poor. We will build no more
cathedrals or churches, if we can help
It. until we have delivered the poor from
tbe slum arid the sweatshop. We will
sejid no mora missionaries to the heathen to preach a Christ whose name we
glorify but whose teachings we despise.
We will not ask the people to come to
our churches until our churches are purified from a corrupt commerclsllsni
When our Christian merchants close
their stores at a decent hour on Saturday
night, then we can expect to havo hearty
worship on Sunday morning. When these
aaroe erchaats pay proper wages to the
girls and women whom they emplov, so
thst these snme girls and women sre in
no danger of having to sell their souls
to keep their -bodies alive; when wc have
honesty In trade and open dealing in
corporations, why then, and not till then
will the people think of coming to the'
churches. What we need is a moral ami
spiritual reformation, and we need it at
once. Our Church-State la in danger.
The abomination of desolation is In the
Holy Place."
Dr. Crapsey will be tried for heresy
but he will not be convicted because his
brother clergymen are almost universally In sympathy with the opinions he
holds. About a year ago 1700 ministers
of the established church of England Issued a manifesto In which they decisrei
that "It ls not without grave responsibility and peril that any of us should build
the faith of souls primarily upon details of New Testament narrative, the
historical validity of which must ultimately be determined In tbe court oi
trained research, although many of ua.
until such final decision takea shape,
may cling devotedly to the tradltlotnl
details In question. " They also expressed their fear that the "door of ordination might lie closed against tbe men
who patiently and reverently npply historical methods to tho gospel recorda. In
plain English these rectors warned to Ih*
at liberty to reject so much of the New
Testament story as did not commend Itself to their reason. Just as Dr. Crapsev
s now elo'ng. Th's ni tnlf- sto has recently received the Indorsement of 76 of fhe
most prominent Episcopal clergymen
from all parts of the United States.
Among these la Dr. R. Holier Newton, of
New York, who was threatened with a
trial for heresy because of a J-eries of
radical snd revolutionary sermons do-
tlvered by him a few years ago. Another of tbe signers la the Rev. Harry
Pierce Nichols, rector of Holy Trinity
In Harlem, who upon being Interviewed
"My name was signed to the letter not
only liecause I liellove In tho sentiments
which aro there expressed but because
two valued fnlends of mine, the Rev. Dr*.
Nash and Allen, of Massachusetts, are
Interested ln the movement The object
of sending out thc circular at this time. I
bellve. was to affirm tho belief of thoso
who signed It In the principles which It
enunciates. I believe that our faith will
atand the fulle��t Investigation. The
���traditional detaila' referred to In the
text of the letter mean those which are
not essential to accepting tho Christian
ralth. For Instance, Matthew is the only
one of the gospel writers wha says that
on the dsy of the resurrection of our
I/ird the tlrael rose from their graves
and walked aliout nmong those whom
they had known In life. Now thin Is a
stupendous statement, and It naturally
leads to many quest Ions, such asi   Who LoWEtlY'S CLAIM
���. ��iij��*��-
were they? What form did they take?
By whom were they seen? No other gospel writer mentions It lt is a statement which would require considerable
proof before it could be accepted as a
historical fact. Perhaps it may have been
used simply to make the resurrection
impressive. It Is, however, not essential
to a belief in the Christian religion to
accept  this statement"
Tbe person must be very dull who does
not instantly see that this style of argument disposes of the entire New Testament narrative. If Dr. Nichols rejects
the statement that the dead rose from
their graves on the occasion of the res-
Btirrectlon, on the ground thst this circumstance is mentioned only by Matthew, then he must also deny the raising of Lasuras rrom the dead because it
is John alone who records it. And the
same is true of other of the alleged miracles. The whole story must stand or
fall together, for no one part of It is
more credible or Incredible than another.
And If Dr. Nichols takes tho liberty of
selecting from the narrative ceitain parts
which he believes or disbelieves, then
what is to hinder others from exercising
the same discretion, the result of which
would of course be that not much if
anything would be left of the New Testament for "the faithful" to cling to. The
fact ls that, as Dr. Crapsey has said, "belief In the Inerrancy of the Bible is no
longer possible to an educated man or
for any one, in fact, who reads his Bible
with reasonable intelligence and attention. ... It only requires common sense
to see that the Bible is not ths miraculous book which orthodox theology asserts It to be." But Dr. Nichols and his
brother clergymen ahve a soft job and
they dislike to lose It Therefore they
aro pretending to believe Just enough of
the New Testament story to give them an
excuse for not resigning their positions
and seeking a more honest vocation.
They well know that Dr. Crapsey Is
right in hia refusal to aceept the miracles as more worthy of belief than the
other legends and mythological stories
of antiquity and the Middle Ages, but it
hurts them to let go. They very well
know that th��ir argument, when carried to Its logical conclusion, leaves
nothing of the New Testament except Its
covers, and yet they pettifog like shyster lawyers In their attempt to evade
the facts and keep their victims in lin0..
Luckily for them their congregations are
only too willing t��i be duped, and so there
Is no present danger of their having to
preach to empty pews. As Dr. Washington Gladden recently said:
"Ours Is an age of science, but superstition still holds sway. There are
hundreds of thousands of our fellow citizens to whom that which Is most Improbable Is most credible. Marvels and
mysteries are far clearer than facts, just
as the most preposterous romance is
more interesting to them than realistic
fiction. They wsnt to believe in such
things; they are bound to believe in
them, and you offend them if you point
out the lack of proof."
In their crass ignorance and superstition they imagine that In order to he
"religious" they must believe, or at least
profess to believe that which they know
to bo untrue. They do not even read the
book upon which their alleged faith is
founded, for if they did read it they
would find that their Imagined Saviour
expressly declared that real religion con-
���ists simply iu practicing the Golden
Rule���"Whatsoever ye would tbat men
should do to you. do ye even so to them;
for this Is the law and the prophets."
But of course so simple a creed as this
does not satisfy the ignorant and unthinking. They must have churches,
priests, vestments, candle-burning, psalm
singing, incense-burning and a gorgeous
array of ecclesiastical machinery, and
also of course there always have been
men who are quite ready to take advantage of the credulity of their fellows,
S��surlng them thst if they come down
liberally with contributions they will be
ticketed right through to Paradise in
Pullman coaches without change of cars.
Hon. J W.  Bailey of Texas, in  IT.  S.
Senate, Feb. 21, 1906
Mr. President, I doubt if there is a
despotism on the earth today that
holds sny single man in its dominion,
with the same powor over the business
of the citizens, as the United States
vest in the postmaster general of this
country. He can close any man's business by simply saying that he believes
It la conducted fraudulently. A clerk,
upon an lnsu..cient examination can
order a man's mail discontinued, interrupt the current of his correspondence,
destroy his standing in the -business
community, and the citizen Is absolutely without access to the courts to right
the wrong. His business can be destroyed, his reputation mined, his profits can be diverted to his competitors;
and yet ho is powerless to appeal, except to the same officer under whose
order he has suffered this great wrong.
Now. undoubtedly it Is true that the
government of the United States ought
not to allow its service to be employed -
by scoundrels and cheats, but this way
of lodging In tho hands of one man the
power to destroy the business of many
men Is un-American. You deny the man
whose business Is thus assailed resort
to the courts of the country. If you
tnke his horse, even for a public purpose, without making him just compensation. l*e can call you to the bar of
justice; but a single individual responsible to nobody but bis own conscience,
rnn destrov a man's business. Injure or
ruin his good name..and drive him into
poverty and disgrace, from a business
that he has built up by bis industry and
sagacity, leaving him without a remedy
in the courts.
Different minds havo different ideas
on humor. A correspondent at Whitehall, Montana, writes us that a Salvation Army o..cer applied to Dan Morrison of that town for a donation. The
officer stuttered so much that Dan told
htm to come back ln a month, and he
would give him a check. There was a
joke in this not visslble to the footer
for cash ia the name of Jesus.
The great influx of population into the
Northwest is showing a decided tendency
to flow ovor Into British Columbia. What
is true of the Northwest is true of this
province.    Its   vast   natural   resources
were unknown and unrecognized till naw.
It was not believed, till a few years ago
that wheat could be raised   in Alberta.
Now Alberta wheat ranks with Manitoba
"No. 1 Hard."   The day   of   the great
cattle ranches is passing away and close
agricultural settlement is taking their
place.   The C. P. R. has shown what irrigation can do for the so-called alkaline, barren lands of Alberta, and now
that the feasibility of irrigating and making fertile these lands has been demonstrated, a new stimulant to small settlement has been successfully developed.
The Northwest territories   and   British
Columbia were made for one another,
as each can provide what the other lacks.
The Northwest can send us wheat, flour,
oats and its manufactured products, and
hay.   British Columbia can send to the
Northwest lumber and fruit.     The new
settlers of the Northwest must get their
lumber and fencing material from British Columbia.   Last year there were 800
towns, villages and (settlements in the
Northwest that had not a pound of fruit.
They must have it, and as tho number of
such markets must bo quadrupled within a short time, it will be seen what a
vast market  is  afforded  for the  fruit
growers as well as the lumbermen of
this province.   A few years ago it was
not known that the Kootenays wore suitable for fruit growing.   Now Kootenay
fruit has won the highest honors in the
world at the exhibitions in London, England.    Apples, plums, pears and small,
fruits can be grown to perfection in this
section as well as in any other part of ������
the province and    the opportunity    of
promoting fruit-growing is onee of the
best ever presented.   This, together with
the fact that the immigration movement
is attracted to British Columbia, because
of the milder climate and greater pleasantness of occupation, will make all land
suitable for this purpose very valuable,
and will bring with it the dawn of a
blighter day for this province.���Revelstoke Mall-Herald.
A correspondent in Oroville wants to
know if the bible was ever destroyed
by flre or otherwise. We do not think
so. But history shows that it has been
the causo of many people being cremated.
The people of Belfast, Ireland, are
very intelligent. Thoy have already discovered Lowery's Claim and are busy
writing for more copies. There is
plenty of hope for the Irish.
Writing from the land of cod, Newfoundland, a correspondent puts "Nelson
B.C., U.S.A." on his letter. Possibly
he thought a journal like this one must
surely be printed in the States. Nelson
should send out a few boosting mis*
sionaries. This city is only known to
thousands through the part that Lowery's Claim is printed within ita limits. tXWBRTS CJLAia
The New Politics
In the entire extent of human history
no political movement can show a
growth to parallel that of Socialism
within the last few years.
Nowhere has this growth been more
rapid than in the United States. At the
national election in 1900. the Socialists
polled 97,739 voes. On 1904. Debs received 403,800 ballots.
To what is due this remarkable
The campaign is ceaseless.
The two most forceful factors in this
campaign are to he found in the tireless activity of the Socialists themselves, and the tightening of conditions upon the industrial classes.
Some have beeu aroused by argument.
The others have been awakened by
the unpleasant sensation of strangulation.
By the industrial classes (note the
plurization) is not meant the wage-
worker alone. The designation includes
also the individual competitor���embraces nearly all of humanity outside the
trusts���4f, indeed, there be sny humanity within the trusts.
Not so long ago Socialism was in dire
disrepute; later Is became respectable;
recently it became popular; now it is
in danger of becoming fashionable.
No longer is Socialism identified with
the sansculotte. In Europe it finds some
of its most ardent advocates among the
nobility, as witness the countess of
Warwick. In this country also It has
found favor with aristocracy. A recent
editorial ln a capitalistic newspaper
said. "Young men belonging to the
most aristocratic families are making
common cause with the laboring class."
Many of our Socialist leaders b�� long
to the higher professions. Eminent
educators, clergymen, literary men. and
even millionaires are now espousing the
cause. President Eliot of Harvard university, in his address ro the New England Society of New York, at Its cen-
etunial celebration, boldly proclaimed the
doctrine of Socialism. The Rev. Dr.
Thuios C. Hall, one of the most distinguished and influential men in tne
Presbyterian ministry, is much in sympathy with the movement nnd in a recent article in the North American Review virtually predicted its approaching
victory. The ol danel the new literary
fepneirailou.H are represented by such
names as Thomas Wentworth Hlggin-
son and Jack London. Millionaires like
J. Q. Phelps Stokes may lie mentioned.
But the strengt. hof Socialism lies not
only In Its numbers���it evidences the
potent influence of an intelligent direction. The present mayors of Haverhill
and Brockton, Mass., are Socialists, as
also are several members of the Messa-
chusetts state legislature. Socialism has
brought Russian autocracy to its knees,
and 3,000,000 German Socialists restrain
the arrogance of William U. within rea-
jjs���ssi a *.'�������� in
souuhlc bounds and have wrested from
imperialism concessions that a generation ago would have seemed Incedible.
Why is the Socialist campaign so effective?
These are the reasons:
It is never closed. It is not of quadrennial recurrence, but Is continuous.
The agitation Is ceaseless, and never
abates a whit of Its vigor. Nor Is there
any Sabbath ln Socialism. The fight Is
on 365 days of the year. Nor do I
know of a Socialist who wouldn't willingly leave his bed at any hour of the
night for a fair chance of making a
convert. Every man tn the party Is a
working missionary. No opposition
can stand against such a spirit as this.
Then the Socialist Is sincere. His
faith is so unmistakable as to be contagious, and his honesty is perennially
evident His enthusiasm la boundless
and Infectious. Economics Is his religion, the hope to which his soul Is
anchored, the Rock of Agea to which he
tenaciously clings. An occasional opponent may doubt his judgement hut
none ever questions the quality of his
The Socialist is Intelligent. He Is Informed. He ls thorough. Ma Is a student of his subject���the subject He
reads understanding^ and masters the
philosophy of the theories he goes forth
to proclaim and defend. Therefore la he
always a well-equipped political evangelist He can always tell you why he ls
a Socialist, which Invariably la peculiarly disconcerting to an adversary. The
average Democrat or Republican doesn't
knw why he ls such. But the Socialist
knows. He knows that the unfortunate
man Is a Democrat or a Republican be-
acuee his father was that before him.
He inherited hia politics along with his
religion, and the legacy is one he lacks
the intelligence to squander. He waa
liorn a Democrat or a Republican, and
as Oliver P. Morton said. "Ho can't be
���born again'." There Is no Methodism
in the old-line political partisanship.
The Socialist la active. Continual exercise of his reasoning faculty makes
him ready, and much practice makes him
strong of argument and skilled In debate. Ancl there Is sure mastery In bis
methods. He Is not content merely to
confound the adversary with superior
logic ancl a formldaole array of facts.
Ills aim Is to convince and convert
Tbe Socialist It generous. He gives
freely of bis substance to support the
cause. He sees to It that the propaganda press ia well sustained. He will
divide with it his laat dollar and devote
to It the laat moment of his lel*uJJ*
The Socialist Is conslatsat Everywhere at all times he Is altogether a Socialist Never for a moment does he forget his faith. He lives haa doctrines
and ls loyal to everything pertaining to
1 The Socialist Is appreciate. He is
reciprocal. He stands ready alwaye to
reward whatever aervea Sociallem.
The Socialist ls broad, and attracts to
him whoever appreciates breadth. Nearly every reform movement recelTee ud-
eral support from the Socialist la thW
way he makes friends among all classes
and ln time makes many of these friends
into Socialists.
These be the reasons why Socialism
Bert Walker has retired as a lioet
ani thus tells the reason why:
" 'Deacon.' said a poet to me the other
day, *you don't kiss the clouds any
more; have you lost your wings of metaphor?' No. my poet, I have not lost
them. I have traded them for a shovel
and pick so I can make a living. But
I still kiss the clouds ln my dreams. I
have to kiss tho clouds; the stuilt
milky way Is seldom shown to me. Tho
trouble/ with me Is that I have too many
times let my soul out to kiss tho clouds.
I have bullded block alter block of
theory and not one single lot of fact.
When the moon haa floated by I have
called It that barbaric emblem of fidelity. My neighbor went on In his
humble way and called It the moon. He
now has the bank account and I have
the barbaric emblem. 1 uaed to talk
about the sun growing red In the east
and the sun peeping ovor the horizon
to kiss my young brow. My neighbor
said 'Sun's up; time to go to work.' He
got up and 1 let the sun go on wllh Its
kissing. I used to talk aliout the sweet
wild flowers being wooed and caressed
by the gentle May zephyrs. My friend
said: 'Tbe wind ls getting too high and
now I will cut the weeds down with
my scythe.' He has now no weeds in
his garden and mine Is choked with
them. I used to sit and listen to the
carol of the crickets and the solo of the
katydid, and think tbat the rustle of
the leaves among the trees was singing to me a heaven-born anthem. My
neighbor said: 'I must go to lied; got
to work hard tomorrow anel need tic*
rest' Now he takes a long rest and 1
toil day after day. These anel a few
other reasons are why I no longer kiss
the clouds. I have found out that I
can't cash my swe��t antl poetic sentences of slush at tho national bank. There
they listen to the humble toller, but
pass up the dreamer. I have found that
the man who works patiently In the
soil is more to be considered thau tho
man who kisses the clouds."
Mines and millionaires have come to
be synonymous words. Rht>dos, Clark.
Mackay. Fair. Flood. Hearst, Daly, Alfred Belt, the richest man In England, all
���became millionaires from mines. They
were all poor men ln the beginning-
Their only capital was their ability to
see tho chance for wealth and seize lt.
They knew when thoy had a mine and
they compelled that mine to give up ita
treasures. Those who have faith in their
Judgment lived to share their wealth.
A Deleware man ls blowing about eating fifteen raw eggs and a cake rf coap;
but that ain't nothing. We dru. . fifteen
stlnes the other day, eat a handful of
moth balls thinking they were peplment
lozongers, and topped off with a bottle
of hair restorer.���Hardeman Free Press.
.. *���!	
The gallery interest in Dowie has been
nobly catered to by the papers.   Their
hero has been flattered into royal Importance, his bump of conceit���which
means his whole head���has been excited
to manlcal white heat by their giving
his ravings the place of honor on the
front pages day after day, and there has
not been the slightest scruple In reporting ln flaring type, every filthy and atrocious charge hurled by each faction
of Zionists again th.- other. Such Is
the sacred right of free press enlightenment of the twentieth century.
Tbe Interest of the decent minded and
thoughtful public centers In the revelation of the kind of religion developed by
such organisations as this miserable
burlesque which degrades the Christian
name. It ls nothing new. Christianity
Itself fell in Its first few centuries into
jabuaea under *he false teachings of
despollera, and the Influx of the evil-
minded masses, who professed conversion that they might turn the love feists
Into orgies. The history of the mushroom factions of supposed fanatics from
then down to Mormonlsm and Dowleism
is the history of good but weak and
ignorant sectaries falling into covetous-
ness and (morality. The mask ls easy
to wear and the great public shrink
from suspecting evil while the outer demeanor Is correal.
^Ve have to thank Dowle's weakness
of character, leading to Infatuation for
power, wealth ancl s if indulgence in
speech and acts, for the wholesome
shock   now   felt   by   the   public-   mind.
cursings and pitiable ravings that'disclose innate vulgarity aiid worse.
Nevertheless, those com foi table placed head Uteri, aiid the weaklings, and
the "infernal fools." deliberately sanctioned their Master's despotic but legal
mastership of them, their property and
their city. When hired servants are
found capable of snatching his property
when their master's back is turned and
misusing his name to make the act
appear legal, there Is only one name for
such conduct. The law will do justice
to Its own authority and If the results
scatter the Dowl* faction in one direction ancl the Volivltes in the other,
the state will be the cleaner and wiser
tor the much needed dispersiori.���Canadian-American.
London, March 31���The first smoking car over reserved for women in
Great Britain left a big London terminal
today for Liverpool. The windows bore
a label reading. "Indies' Smoking" Tho
innovation attests the spread of smoking among English women during recent years.
The ladies of old England  .
Their pipes and their cigars
Are smoking liko the men do,
An   d have their smoking cars;
'Tls said thoy flil their briar pipes
From their tobacco can,
And take a match from their match box
And light it like a man.
They carry  packs of cigarettes
And when each "stick" is lit,
Doubtless cross  their  limbs and
And talk and. smoke and spit,
Such a sentiment is worth more to socialism than a side party with two million votes would be worth to it. This
sentiment draws no line between what
is rightfully private property and what
is not. It assumes that a coal deposit
is as rightfully private property as anything else, and then proposes to divest
its owners of authority over it, thereby
denying, as the socialists also do, all
proprietary rights with reference not
alone to the natural materials and forces
but also to the artificial implements of
production. This would not be complete
socialism, to bo sure, but it would be
a revolution in the direction of social-
While he was on the up grade the world
of business and pleasure did hlm horn- An'* 2^��25l m n��n '
���     So  long as  he counted  his foi-     >rom Beersheba to Dan;
lowers by thousands, we cared not for
their weight Dowie in a momentary
flash of candid confession, has now declared that one half of the Zlonites are
"Infernal fools." We have evidence
that the other half are weaklings, and
the courtiers who bask In the sunshine
of their Master's favor aro at this moment busy charging each other with being in the secret of Dowle's alleged
hyproclcles, frauds and Immoralities for
years past, anel each siieaks so emphatically that it is Impossible to doubt
any of them.
As we��� alone among the press commentators at that date���stated last week
the status of Dowie. the creator of Zionism, Zion City and lho creatures th. rein.
Is very different from the status of
Dowie in his ecclesiastical repertory as
Moses, Aaron. Elijah, John Baptist and
the high priest of his church, lt would
seem that he has rather a better claim
to be the David and Solomon of his
royal line, from the domestic point of
view, but he falls utterly as poet and
utterer of proverbial wjsdpni. It is
not In our province as outsiders to
criticise him as priest, except to call
particular notice to the fact that he has
not condescended to exhibit sny of the
gentler characteristics of the true minister. FV>r sweetness of temper, charity,
loving counsel and winning example,
he lias chosen to substitute vicious scoldings, gross abuse, laughable fishwife
And when they want a light they strike
Their matches like a man.
Oh, ladies short and ladles tall,
Oh. ladles dour and gay
It Is not right that ladies should
Act in this manly way;
Cut out the pipe and cigarette,
Be graceful as you can;
No woman can bo graceful who
Strikes matches like a man.
If those socialists who are playing at
politics in a side-party segregated from
the conion thought were hmalf as alert
to the progress of thoir principles as
they are loyal to their toy organization,
they would turn their attention from
their play to the serious work of promoting and coserving the really great
tendencies now flowing in their direction. Here, for instance, is a report
from Washington on good newspaper
authority (Raymond of the Chicago Tribune), that the most conservative men
even high officials almost within the
walls of the White House Itself, are
demanding that if industrial operations
aro paralyzed by the coal strike, the
government of the United States, "constitution or no constitution," must
"take possession of the mines, operate
them for the benefit of the people, and
turn over the money to the proper owners, leaving the operators and miners to
agree among themselves If they can."
How solemnly down the cathedral aisles
Go those bowed worshippers.   The sermon tells
That sweet  is  loving  charity,  whose
Gladden the heart���and then the organ swells.
How beautiful    the service,    the High
The cross and altar���all the austere
Of paintings, and richly stained glass.
But what of this unheeded cry outside.
"Help or I perish?"  Now the singers
The organ peals its last, the prayer
is said
The lights are out���but in the shadow
One whom they heard not, near the
threshold,  dead!
Thon I bethink me could this thoughtless throng
Peer through fat-lidded eyes of purse
and pelf,
And learn the truth that it must learn
ere long.
And know this dead One that is Christ.
���Joseph Dana Miller in Public.
1. Avoid as far as possible drinking
any water which has been contaminated
by lead pipes or lead lined tanks.
2. Avoid drinking water which has
been run through galvanized iron pipes.
3. Avoid using anything acid which
has been kept in a tin can.
4. When grippe or other epidemics are
prevailing wear a little crude sulphur
in  your  boots  or shoes.
Smoking too many cigarettes will
wreck a man morally, physically anel
mentally. Ixiok at our friend Hutch, in
Cranbrook. He has become so weak from
blowing nicotine dreams through his
nose that he cannot even answer your
letter whon you write to him for money.
He ls probably afraid to pay a bill lest
the exertion of racing his hand from
his pocket would cause heart failure.    .
To religion cash is more essential than
faith. If there was no money there
would be no creeds.
Always bo good, for tomorrow you may
be the leading character in a funeral, i
About Confucius
In China the government recognizes
three systems of religion, Confusianism.
Taoism and Buddhism, but the former
is supreme in the affections of the people Oonfuclonlsm is practical and deals
with the living, while the others have
i%aVtWS��3s  m����y   no****** should do unto -you. ����. ��_*?/����� ��ta
Many Chinese believe that Christianity Is the highest form of religion that
has ever ben founded in the world, but
to literally follow the teachings of
Christ Is too difficult for anyone who
wishes to keep out of the Insane asylum, or the poorhouae.
Confucius said: "Do not do to others
what you do not want them to do to
yourself."    Five   hundred   years later
llimecu     ���>.�����       w ��� ���-*..
Chinese profess to be Taoists or Buddhists. Being a practical people well-to-
do relatives of a dead Chinaman often
employ Taoist and Buddhist priests to
chant hymns at the funeral.   By playing
���*     *��   ��� "����� ���'     ������ w    -      	
unto them." All of which proves that
masten minds often have similar
thoutfita, even when centuries Intervene, and the Associated Press waa still
unborn.    Any person who lives up to
phsnt hymns at tbe iunerai.   ay pmji-u* �����~-��-    ��-**  jr---w-   --- -*  ���
Ljm^ rttatona they feel assured that the Golden Rule ia a truly good man.
W\\\ will te weU and as the Prle8ts are he he the follower of Christ or COnfu-
pL tor 0i2^^ services they never at- el us or Tom Paine, and Is entitled to
�����Vt�� rtinnpi the Illusion. share the honey of heaven tt there be
^S^1^a%MSS^ the chief'auch a place, in apite of the fact that
Ignorance anu supereuwu a. i^nistm.  Rsntists.  Buddhists. Catholics.
supports of Taoism and Buddhism. Aa
the people grow more Intelligent these
religions grow weaker while Confucianism continually gains in power and always dominates tbe social, political and
national life of China. All students
study the classics of Confucius.
Confucianism has nothing to do with or nation
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Taoists, Baptists, Buddhists, Catholics.
Mahommedans, Presbyterians and scores
of other sects claim that they have all
the angel territory pre-empted for their
special use. If there be a New Jerusalem lt should be the abode of all good
men without respect to creed, color, race
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the guesses and speculation about a spiritual world or a future existence. Confucius said that none of us understand
the mystery of life ao how can we know
death. No soul on this earth has ever
been able to lift the curtain that drops
beside the grave. Those who do their
duties well on this earth have no time
to waste peering into the future. One
world at a time Is enough for the wise.
If there be another nothing that little
man can do will stay the proceedings.
Confucius undertook to guide men
through this world, and his system Is
human and practical, but short on fairy
tales about New Jerusalem, or the devils
permanent residence.
Confucius laid particular upon the relation between  parent  and  child,  and
filial piety ls the pivotal point In his
-    .     -.j *k��* o ant if iii son Is
��� IW mrmr-nmaama.
The Chinese are an eminently practical people and that la why Confucian-
lam haa such a strong hold upon them,
lt Is a religion of absolute* practicability, teaching food for the present with
no mythical romances fof, the future.
It teaches men to do good-for the sake
of goodness, promises no rewards, and
threatens no punishment. Happiness la
the effect of goodness, and not the reward for goodness. All other systems
of religion hold out a reward for being
good and hell for being wicked. Goodness Is sufficient reward ia itself, and
tbe wise know that we are punished by
our sins, and not for them. Confucianism is one of the highest forma of morality and civilization, although It Is
not so fascinating to the unthinking
masses as other religions that dangle
ing the blue pencil should bave been
run through part of Christ's orders before they were sent out to confuse, mislead and madden tbe whole human race.
The gospel of Confucianism has spread
to other countries besides China, and
neither sword or missionary has ever
been employed to obtain for It one single
convert How different with Christianity. No trail of blood has ever followed
Confucianism. Its power ls exercised
by submission of the heart, and not
through the exercise of force. Even
today Christians cannot lose by taking
a few chapters from the book of Confucius, even If he was yellow in the
face and departed this life without being nailed to a cross.
It's a comfort to me In life's battle.
When  the  conflict  seems  all   going
When I seem to lose every ambition
And   the  current  of  life  grows  too
To think that the dusk ends tbe warfare
That the worry is done for the night;
And the little chap there, at tbe window
Believes that his daddy's all right.
In the heat of the day and the hurry
I'm prompted ao often to pause,
While my mind si rays away from the
Away from  tbe noise and applause.
The cheers may he meant for some other
Perhaps I have lost In the fight;
But the little chap waits at the window.
Believing his daddy's all right
i can laugh at the downfalls and failure;
I can smile at the trials and the pain;
I can feel that in spit" of the errors,
Thes struggle has not been in vain.
If fortune will only retain me
Tbat comfort anel solsce at night.
When the little chap waits at the window,
Believing his daily's all right
Units E, Thayer.
aii-ai ni*tv Is the pivotal point, iu ����-��� masses as orner minium ******* ��-�������;
XStoJr It �� said that a dutiful son Is m unproVable bait before the eyes of
��^ily a good man. Confucius aimed the fearful ^ ignorant In order to
�� ^Lafce mendeslrable members of so- obtftIn the|r rmsh tnd loyalty. In re-
HetTa^dTorder to make them such |WM lf you would away the muhl-
hlraurtt kindness, righteousness pro- tuue8f you mU8t not let the crowd get
orie?y ^aderaundlig anel truthfulness. for ..far away fiielda are ever
C^nfucluH    llvecl    500    years    before^ .. even ln religion as well as It Is
Christand much of the wisdom of the ��� wa8hJng -oM> The ideal appeals lo
��nn��ar Is found slightly altered in that ler number than the real.
whX is written of Jesus Christ tells ^ wor|t| lH 8low1y coming to the
���? not to resBt him that Is evil. l;ui\eaehliii�� of Confucius, which are prac-
Snfucius  Bays    not  to    tfiaml  wlth.^^ ^ u U^t �� ��M��^
^rrls^told^ to love our enemies.
a Ki!L\h��m wbo abused us. Christie ^^ advise when any-
�������Truiflea their selfishness and love
15 \5mnuest Christ's standard might
�� fn*!12v-el but It la too high for
t\m��J* day Confucius was more
m^He said to requite kindness with
Sanest art an tojury with justice
^rtettold us not to judge, nor to pull
2Ses out of our brother's eye when our
owt^Ucs were full of mudsills Cen-
t��?us^emarked that we must be full
of ajood qualities, and then we can re-
SuiSth��n from other people. You
inst have no fault yourself before you
can blame others.
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The steady onward march of science is
rapidly driving the bats of myth, fear
and superstition out of our churenes
and the dawn of a better day is apparent to those who watch the ebb and
flow of events. You can only acare
some of the people nowadays with that
old chestnut about the devil having people to burn. k .
The trend of the times Is towarde universal peace and thia Is what. Confuclus
taught Ave centuriea before Christ His
mind did not run as Christ's upoa this
matter, for the Naxarene waa an advocate of doing buaineee with the "word,
and His followers have been true to His
teaching, and deluged the world with
oceans of blood.   In my way of tblak-
The pretty housemaid was telling the
old. old story of man's deception and
the good mistress was compassion itself.
"Well, my child." she said, "you must
write to the man who hss done you
this terrible wrong, and tell htm aliout
what has happened."
"Oh. ma'am." gasped the girl. "I hardly think I know the gentleman well
enough to write to him." ��� Nomad's
Weekly.  Belfast,  Ireland.
A constant reader wants to know what
ls tbe matter with the laws of Canada
when they will grant a man a divorce
while the out-respondent in the case
never entered his house, and never bad
any intimacy with his wife, except to
walk a few steps with her In daylight;
and yet that co-respondent refuses to
exonerate himself and ls willing to pay
the expenses Imposed upon him. The
law was probably not cognizant of all
the facts and granted a verdict In accordance with the evidence. If all the
)i)artie* concerned v-fetfe katlsfled HUo
public should not butt In. If any Injustice haa been done the natural law of
compensation will right lt ln time. LOWaftt fl CLAIM
The cold wave ao much abhorred by
the numerous element is really the
saving grace of the world. It means
energy, vigor, activity and all those
qualities which are essential to continuous achievement Frost is a preservative; heat Is destructive. Cold saves
from decay, heat hastens purification-
There is no cold storage like that prepared by nature In the arctics where
animals have lieen found as perfect as
when ln life, after a slumber of a hundred years.
No great deeds are ever clone by inhabitants of the torrid zone. They suffer from lassitude, are sleepy, lazy and
listless. All tbe conquering nstlons of
the world, from the earliest times, have
hen found in the temperate and subarctic zones. They emigrate along isothermal lines, instinctively seeking the
lattyjuffts which correspond to thwr
original abodes. They carry with them
the vigor derivable only from frosty
atmospheres, antl the ozone found In
the wintry aJr. These are the races
vlio do things, and history will show
The following address to the Filipinos
has -beeen  crdited to several different
persons;    It contains a whole  lot of
truth along with Ita alliteration:
"You Filipinos don't know what you
are missing by not wsnting to become
citizens of this grand country of ours.
There lsn t anytnlng like it under the
sun. You ought to send a delegation
lh...... IH. jre., .phy^.i.acco���*J,-.3_b-,���� * ����� �����, land ����go-
ita valleys and mountain slopes, the undeveloped wealth ln precious minerals
and of baser metals, tne wealth of sea
and fresh water fish, and the great advantage of its geographical location and
harbor facilities for the coast and oriental trades. In short British Columbia, in my opinion, holds within its
lap such a future of affluence and international inquence which only the most
sanguine can conceive for a new country, i envy her people and all those
who embrace the opportunity to anticipate and participate in the future of
Britiah Columbia. Would l were one
of them."*
i. m  ��� .   .
ments have lien due to tbe men and
women who know what it is to sniff In
splretIon from a temperature often lie-
day and cuss it for 364 days;   where
we have prayer on the floor of our national capitol and whiskey In the cellar;   where we spend $500  to pury a
statesman who is rich and $10 to put.
away a working man who is poor; where
to be virtuous is to be lonesome and to
be a crank; where we sit on the safety
valve of energy and pull wide open tho
throttle of conscience;   where gold  is
substance���the one thing sought after;
where we pay $15,000 for a dog and 15
centes a  dozn  to  a  poor  woman  for
making shirts;   where   we  teach   the
'untutored' Indian eternal life from the
bible and kill him off with bad whiskey;
where we put a man in jail for stealing a loaf of bread and in congress for
stealing a railroad;   where  the check
book talks, sin walks in broad daylight,
justice is asleep, crime runs amuck, corruption permeates our whole social and
political life, and the devil laughs from
every street corner.   Come to us, Fillies!
We've got the greatest aggregation of
good things and bad things, hot things
and cold things, all sizes, varieties and
colors,, ever exhibited under one tent."
The delicious flavor which all travellers in France discover in the coffee of
that country is got, it is said, by the
addition of a little butter and sugar
during the roasting process. To every
three pounds of roasting berries* a teaspoonful each of butter and powdered
sugar is added. Those in melting spread
over the beans in a thin coating, which
holds the aroma and contributes a car-
"'gress with three wives and a lot in thelamel flavor that is delicious and dis-
ed saloons; bibles, forts and guns,
houses of prostitution, millionaires and
paupers:   theologians and thieves;   lib-
low aero. Thi.po^i y^���*^��' 5a�� and liarS; politicians and pov-
dwell on the oharms of ��f��� ��*^, chrteUans    and    chain  gangs;
aummer^and by lJ^u,^��^^|MiMala and scalawags; trusuT and
have   been  the  cause  of  ��^   Wj t m        and Jg^   homeg and
sentiment   While the ^liiaMtowa., h vlrtue amJ    , ^ where
the magnolia and the palm ****** you can get a good bible for fifteen cents
the circling vines,jnake fine ^"�������'tnd a bad drink of whiskey for five
the eathetic Imagination,   he really wise ^^ ^ haye      JJjr        ^
know that It la Old Winter which csr
rles In its frosted boaom the real bless^        |tent|        for    ^        t        wnere
lugs of a genuine cWU��tton.^It Is thei men maRe mxmg6a out of their
philosopher, rather than the^J- "JJ�� wlvea and some men want to eat them
who mwe must depend for the reasons >faw; whefe we mftke ^ out of
which give pre-eminence In the affairs panned  |)e<?f qM ^ hQr&es &M
of men to that portion of ^��f"��liuk cows, and corpses out of people
surface which is annually vi8lteeJ "�� who eat it; where we put a man in jail
the borean blasts.   Others may .WW to fop ha ^ meang Qf suppart
Palm Beach and seeek for the Places of anrf on f||e ^ pUe fof ftsklng for
the pineapple and banana. But ior ������� work. where we license bawdy houses
we prefer to keep in touch with ine re- WfJ flne men fo|. preachlng chri6t on
oak  and hickory,  ratner.#lufc aH^  mrnaN.   wh*rA wa nave
glona of the oak ancl unary, ���u.^ tne 8treet wrwn.  where
than the enervating conditions  wmen.^      8S of 400 men who make laws
eSjfilngiAVb (fhe |ectk>ns   beyond   tf*e
gulg���American Farmer	
C. B. Bchmldt, tho Pueblo agricultural
expert who was coiiimlsloned to examine and report upon the Okanagan district for the Midway ft Vernon railway
haa written a letter in which he give*
thia province great prais*. from which
the folowlng Is extracted:
"If there is a Switzerland to be found
on thte continent tt Is British Columbia with Its mountains, its lakes and
Sreams Its navigation and Its climate
only it a ten times larger than Switzerland and has ln addition to scenery-
whlch practically constitutes the only
resources of Switzerland���a great variety of tangible resources, which make
the country attractive, not only to the
tourists but also to the Investor, the
merchant the manufacturer and the
farmer. The magnificent forests of
mercantable timber, tho prolific soil of
and a supreme court of nine men who
set  them   aside;   whero  gcod  whiskey
makes bad  men.  and  bad  men  make
good  whiskey;   where  the   newspapers
aro paid for suppressing the truth and
made rich for  teaching a lie;   where
professors draw their convictions from
the samo place they do their salaries;
where preachers are paid $25,000 a year
to dodge the devil and tickle the ears
of the wealthy; where business consists
ln getting hold of property in any way
that won't land you in the penitentiary;
where trusts    'hold  up'    and  poverty
'holds down'; where men vote for what
they do not want for fear they won't
get what they do want by voting for
It; where niggers can vote and women
can't; where a girl who goes wrong is
made an outcast and her male partner
flourishes as a gentleman; where women
wear false hair and men 'dock' their
horses tails; where the political wirepuller has displaced the patriotic statesman; where men vote for a thing one
A story was told by lord Claude Hamilton at a dinner of the Fly Fishers*
club. An Irishman had caught a big
pike. Noting a lump in its stomach,
he cut it opon. "As I cut it open," ho
said, "there was a mighty rush and a
flapping of wings, and away flew a
wild duck; and begorra, when I looked
Inside there was a nest with four eggs,
and she had been after sitting on that
The terminal city certainly has it
bad. "Move her! move her! Who?
Vancouver!" shrieked the World in
great red letters clear across the front
page the other day. How would a
castor oil cock-tall do?���Okanagan.
A saloon keeper who was refused a
liquor license because his saloon was
located too near a church, bought the
church and closed It up. This Is overcoming obstacles with a vengeance and
no mistaking the fact���Austin Statesman.
Le Naire writes from Victoria anel
gives the preachers and the Tourist association of that city several hot shots.
He also touches up one of the present
officials in Nelson anent a little affair
that once happened before the days of
the big quake In Frisco. 4
i io
In New Nevada
past two years in the search for gold,
have a custom decidedly their own.
These men exchange bats just before
entering upon any business deal, ancl
continue to wear each other's head-
gesr until the deal is completed. They
claim that the only failure that Is credited  to their account   Is directly  due
The population of Nevada has more
than doubled in the last two years. The
great desert state has forged to the front
with remarkable strides because of the,
wonderful gold discoveries, which have j to the faet that one of them became In-
proven her barren territory to be a'toxlcated and lost the other's hat for
veritable treasure value. ;,he space of several hours.   Nothing can
The great on-rush of the tenderfoot, shako them In their faith, and as the
and the newness of things ln general head of one is much larger than the
have caused many laughable Incidents other, they present a ludicrous sight
to occur. When it is remembered that when out for business,
the new excltments��are the cause for! A pathetic story, afterwards proving
great currents of human beings to split true, was the incident told your corre-
apart over a wide stretch of country. ���spondent by a party of miners. In which
without hardly a word of warning, it jit was related that these miners hael
can bo readily seen that the ordinary eome across a spare among the trees
comforts of civilized life must at times!that was cleared or snow, on one side
be sadly lacking. ol  which a small  wood fire was burn-
The jail at Manhattan Is the most In�� >�� the middle of the clearing lay
recent curiosity, for to date It has been!an old Indian who had been cast aside
any  convenient  tx��e,  small  enough  to !b>* his tribe to die.   Investigation shows
allow a prisoner's arms to be placed
around it while his wrists have been
handcuffed on the other side.
The story of Bob McCutcheon. prospector. Is a trifle older. It seems tbat
Mr. McCutcheon .had slept during a per-
that it is the custom of the Indians Investing the flats of Nevada, when they
perceive signs of a final weakness In any
Individual of their number, to leave him
behind to die. They place a small supply of food at his side and depart upon
A prominent young man, noteel for his
ability Ui charm the weaker sex, was
taking a bath in a tlu tub. which he had
placed In the center of his tent���snd
those were dsys when a bath was sn
extreme luxury in the frontier town���
when of a sudden, one of the severe
gusts of wlnel so dreaded In the desert
swept down upon his habitation, snd
lifted It bodily from Its moorings. The
tent flew high In the air and the man
was left standing upright in the tub.
dressed even as Adam is said to have
been dressed in tbe garden of Eden,
lacking even the protection of a solicitous fig tree.
The story of tho reclaiming of the
desert Is a sensational one. Throughout its woof runs threads of humor and
pathos. There are tales of gambling
anl poverty; stories of success that
makes one dizzy to read; incidents of
determined perservance leading up to
the very door of death; tales of true
friendship, and cross sections of Innate   selfishness.
Desert life Is primal. It flaunts the
weakling and strengthens him who 4s
already strong.   Nature is but claiming
her  own.     Reqiilescat   ���   Wlllard   P.
Hatch In Goldfield Run.
Mr. McCutcheon had slept during a per- ��"' "\""T* ���   "'"r;,��� " wfT m{LZ WTZ
\cu\ nf W veara without removing his their journey, while he who ls left on
loci of 30 y����� ���"J"V; ��� h   * ver the  doorstep  of    the    happy   hunting
outside shirt.   That Is to say, ne never      f ���itu*   M^i��i-��
took off the shirt which he wore dur
ing the day when he retired at night
After many years of prospecting Bob
struck It rich. He discovered a mine
which gave up real gold, and he disposed of his interest to a plutocrat capitalist for more money than he. Bob,
had ever seen before.
Bob decided to take a trip.    He was
Informed that it was necessary to appear in a white collar in order to maintain a respectable placo ln society. On
reaching  New  York  late  at night,  he
decided to go to bed. and bis usual habits overcame his now  veneerin?.  ond
he fell aslfep with both shirt and stiff
white collar on.    In the morning Bob
was awakened with but 20 minutes to
catch  tho suburban  train  that  was to
tear him to the home of his boyhood
days.   Upon starting to dre?s he found
lhat he had forgotten the combination.
He picked up a frrsh collar from the
bureau and worked excitedly endeavoring to button it around the collar which
ground obeys his fate with a stoicism
of the old time flagellants. This particular Indian lived for nearly two weeks
before death overcame him. steadfastly
refusing succor from any and all who
sought to relieve him.
In Goldfield there' exists an institution which is known nowhere else on
earth. This original peculiarity of the
noted mining camp is a clearing bouse
for beer checks. Each saloon in the
combination buys from this clearing
houso a certain number of checks which
represents so many free drinks tbat are
given as tbe result of winning on tbe
slot machines. This number is distributed equally, and at the end of each
month an accounting Is made. Then
the checks rrom each house are added
up and again divided equally.   The sa
Albert 1 Fr-der led. the head of the
New York roast chestnut trust an organisation not to be despised, was praising Italy in a cafe.
"Tho only bad thing about Italy Is Its
train service." he satd. "I shall never
forget a winter experience of mine on
the railroad that runs along the Mediterranean from Ven tlm tile to Genoa.
"I boarded the train at Ventimllle one
morning, bound for San R-emo. Off we
Started, snow-covered mountains lo our
left, orange groves and rose farms about
us. the blue sea on our right, and after
some minutes  wo stopped.
"Is this Bordighera? 1 said to tbe
" *No;   It's    a    cow,'     he   answered.
'There's a cow em the track.'
"Well,   after  a   while   the  cow   was
lip ana  again  enVicicu   "quaiiy.      tue ����.- ���  ,  . _        ,
loon  disposing of a  lesser  number of driven off and we got under way again
checks Is obliged to pay a balance Into ?��me few ml es traversed in a lelsure-
tho clearing house that will  make Its'1* *ay, and then-we stopped again,
share of the free drink expense In equal
ratio or that or the neighboring saloon.
��mVSV STKBTSfsS i�� ���f ssL-aa-
ous Robert succeeded in gelling a bellboy ancl obtained help. He then gave
his new found assistant $20 to keep tbe
story quiet
Hank Summers Is an old time Ne-
vadan whose sincerity and singleness of
purpose had made bim wealthy and poor
many times. Hank Is discussed In a
-story that runs as follows: It seems
that in the transmission of titles to
several mining claims, Mr. Summers
found that be would be unable to be
present to do the final signing, so he
delegated an agent and. as he expressed
it gave him "power of eternity."
The superstition of gold miners
equals, if It does not excel, the physical
credulity of actors, who are noted the
world over for their belief in the unbelievable. Two young inhabitants of
Nevada who bad been partners for the
from the wide advertising attendant up
on tho promotion of ihe Annie Laurie
claim of the Manhattan Mining Company of Nevada, before that company
was proven to be a mine, was the great
number of lettera received in Goldfield
from ardent swains. These men had
somehow gotten It Into their thick skull
that Annie lAurie was a tangible woman, possessed of much wealth. The
letter portrayed in vivid language the
desire of the writer to become the husband of so much money, and many or
them reqestod a photograph of the lady,
promising one of their own In exchange.
Perhaps the funniest occurrence of all
and one that still brings a hearty laugh
when it Is mentioned In the police circles or Goldfield. is the Incident which
is called "The Accident of tbe Wind
" ���* *  ���       .   -
"'Another cow.' I sui��l to the guard
"'No,; he replied, ihe same one'."���
Washington Post.
Mark Twain got a kiss for overy time
ha wrote hia autograph for the Vassar
girls the other day, anel the last beard
of the old man ho was sending out for
more pens.���Montreal Star.
sans **>��� -"��� ' ii ������ui
Dan Alton writes from New Zealand
whero he sold the government over
$50,000 worth of the wooden water pipe
that Is made tn Vancouver, and Dan Is
naturally proud of his success In pushing Canadian goods under the Southern
Cross. In the excitement Dan forgot
to put a stamp on his letter, but *t
reached Nelson just tho same. He says
that the eight-hour day Is a success In
New Zealand and the country very pro-
aperous. W*W*m
"������ ��� ���
British Columbia haa often been called
the Switzerland of America, because of
the grandeur and beauty of its scenery,
rivalling, if not surpassing in plctures-
queneas, the mountains and lakes of that
world famed land of beauty. But British Columbia is more than a land of gorgeous scenic attractions. It enjoys one
of the most healthful and equable cli-
matee ln the world, free from epidemics,
cutting winds and extremes of either
heat or cold. It also poaesses abundant
and varied natural resources such as few
countries can boast of, constituting it
at the present time the most promising
field for Individual enterprise in America, and affording for people of taste and
refinement opportunities and advantages for delightful home-making greater than caa be found In combination
elsewhere from sea to sea.
There are of course many people who
do not crave such attractions as Brit
ish Columbia offers aside from its business opportunities, people who are lacking ln appreciation of the beautiful in
nature, who see nothing In tbe grandeur of the forests and the glory of the
flowers, nothing ln the sunrise on the
mountains, sunset ln the valleys, ' or
moonlight on the waters, who hear no
message In the murmur of the pines or
no sweet solace ln the songs of the birds.
To such the moat dreary wastes are as
satisfying aa the Elysian Fields, as
long aa material prosperity attends their
footsteps. To such natures, Kootenay's
marvellous beauty does not appeal. But
to those who are blessed (for It la a
blessing, one of God's most precious
gtfta) with an Innate love for tho beautiful.
To tbose ln declining years, or falling
health, or thoae who are weary with
the strife of the strenuous life, there
comes a call wafting over the western
mountains, freighted with suggestions of
placid waters .rainbow trout, bubbling
brooks, sylvan glens, ancl the reatful-
neaa of the "lolling lily." with balmy,
aromatic breezes, laden with the healing
virtue of the pines and cedars and th��
fragrance of the rose garden, the apple
Orchard, the locust tree and the exquisite
mountain orchard, inviting the weary
one to the lake region of British Columbia, the land of sunshine, fruit and
flowers���Kootenay.   tho Beautiful!
To heed the call means to the average
man ten or twenty years addedto his
jlfe> R. F .LANGFOHD.
The Nashville American quotes a short
but eloquent sermon from a correspondent of the New York Sun as follows:
"Many years ago I came here from a
country town, poor as any boy could
well be; found, employment in a large
concern, bettered m position year after
year; became a partner, then the head
of the concern. Made my fortune, a
large one; now retired. When I die I
shall leave my children each a fortune,
but when I think lt over day after day
I can only be ashamed of it all. I suppose I was no worse than others. I
know some were worse than I.   I could
always say, "It's goon business," but I
forgot there was such a thing as a square
deal. If I could get the better of an
associate or a customer or an employe I
did. Anything that I could do to attain
my own success was good business, and
I did it I have given to charity, headed subscriptions, but it doesn't satisfy me. I know what I have done wasn't
manly. Last night I sat with other so-
call successful men. I studied them.
When they can't help thinking, they
think just as I do. The modern success
Is a rank failure. It has made it great;
It haa made Its people selfish and unprincipled. 1 would give all I possess
tonight If I could say: "I have given
everyone a square deal. I have done
no man wrong.' Think lt over; it will
mean a lot to you some day."
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Ae we waited in the L ft N. depot at
Nashville for the train, some one began crying, and an excitement was raised among the passengers. A brief investigation proved tbat it was an old
colored man who was giving way to
his grief. Three of four people remarked on the strangeness of It, but for some
time no. one said anything to him. Then
a depot policeman came forward and
took him by the arm, and shook him
roughly and said:
"See here, old man, you want to quit
that! You are drunk, and if you make
any more disturbance I'll lock you up!"
"'Deed, but I hain't drunk," replied
the old man, as he removed him tear-
stained hankerchlef. "Use looted my ticket an' money, an' dat's what's the
"Bosh! You never had any money to
lose! You dry up or away you go!"
"What's the matter yere?" queried a
man, as he came forward.
The old man recognized the dialect
of the Southerner in an instant, and repressing his emotions with a great effort he answered:
"Say. Mars Jack. I'ze bin robbed."
. "My name is White."
"Well, then, Mars White, somebody
has done robbed me of ticket an' money"
"Where were you going?"
"Gwine down into Kalntuck, whar I
was bo'n an' raised.'
"Where's that?"
"Nigh to Bowlin' Green, sah, an'
when the wall dun sot me free I cum
up this way.    Hain't bin home  ^euce,
"And you had a ticket?"
"Yes, sah, an' ober $20 in cash. Bin
savin' up for ten y'ars, sah."
"What do you want to go back tor?"
"To see de hills an' de fields, de tobacco, an' de co'n, Mars Preston an' de
good old missus. Why, Mrs White, I'ze
dun been praytn' fur it to' 20 y'ars.
Sometimes de longln' hie cum till I
couldn't hardly hold myself."
"It's too bad."
��� "De oie woman is buried down dar,
Mars White���de oie woman an' free
chillen. I kin 'member the spot same as
If I seed lt ylsterday. You go out half
way to de fust tohacker house, an' den
you turn to de left anv go down to de
branch whar de wimmen used to wash.
Dar's fo' trees on de odder bank, an*
right under 'em is whar dey is all buried. I kin see It! I kin lead you right
to de spot!"
"And what will you do when you get
there?" asked the stranger.
"Go up to de big house an' ax Mars
Preston to let me lib out all de rest of
my days right, dar. I'ze oie an' all alone
an' I want to be nigh my dead. Sorter
company fur me when my heart aches."
"Where were you robbed?"
"Out doahs, dar, I reckon, in de crowd.
See? De pocket is all cut out. I'ze
dreamed and pondered���I'ze had dis
journey In my mind fur y'ars, an' now
I'ze dun bin robbed an' can't go."
He fell to crying, and the policeman
came forward in an officious manner.
"Stand back, sir!" commanded the
"Now, gentlemen, you have heard the
story. I'm going to help the old man
back to die on the old plantation and be
���buried alongside of his dead."
"So am I!" called twenty men in
chorus, and within five minutes we had
raised enough to buy him a ticket and
leave $50 to spare. And when he realized him good luck, the snow-haired black
fell upon his knees in that crowd and
"Lord, I'ze been a believer in You all
my days, an' now I dun axes You to
watch ober dose yere white folks dat
has believed in me an' helped me to
go back to de oie home."
And I do beliieve that nine-tenths of
that crowd had tears in their eyes as the
gateman called out the train for Louisville.
A certain prominent dry goods merchant is also a Sunday school superintendent. Not long ago he devoted the
last few minutes of the. weekly session
to an impressive elucidation of the parable of the Prodigal Son, and afterward asked with due solemnity If any
one of the "little gleaners" present desired to ask a question. Sissy Jones'
hand went up.
"Very well," he said, obsignating her
with a benevolent finger, and a bland
smile, " what is it you would like to
know, Cecilia?"
"Please what's the price of them little
pink parasols in your show window?".
In slavery days a negro was discovered in a hotel office walking up and
down. "Here, you nigger," said the proprietor, "who do you belong to?"
"'Deed, massa," the negro replied, "I
dunno, until the poker game now goin'
on upstairs Is finished."
When Maggie, recent arrival from
over the sea, had finished cleaning the
windows her mistress was amazed to
discover that they had been washed upon the inside only. She enquired the
reason for this half-completed task,
thinking the girl was afraid to sit outside the window. Maggie's reply waa
as follows: "I claned 'em inside, so's
we could look out, mum, but I left the
dirt on the outside, so the people couldn't
look in," ^ 12
A Money Maniac
Russell Sage exists In New York, has
about one hundred millions of dollars,
and has been weaned nearly ninety
years. He has made hia money as the
spider catches flies, and the process haa
frozen his soul. He has never bought
even a white stack In the game of generosity, and when his old, miserly carcase ts thrown on the dump none will
regret, and the tears dropped over his
demise would not suffice to wet a postage stamp. Such men as Sage are merely \empires who suck the financial blood
of mankind and live upon tbe mistakes
and misfortunes of their victims. If
Sage's heart had not been withered by
the breath of gold he would have made
a million glad, and dying, leave behind
him a name wreathed in flowers by a
grateful people. As a boarder of collateral he has been a success, but as a real
man a dead and damned failure. Hugh
Pentecost recently assayed bim in a
public speech in New York in the following powerful manner:
It Is said that Rueael Sage Is ninety
years old, and that he Is worth about
one hundred millions of dollars. ���� ��hat
if age snd a comfortable fortune
man competent to hold and express 	
thoughts on human life, Russell Sage
must certainly be a wise man. Some
time ago he gave to the New York
World, through a reporter, an Interview
ln which he answered the question,
"What Is your Idea of life?" Tbat interview is the basis of my talk to you.
One of tbe things he said was, that if
ho had his life to live over   again,   be
would live tt juaT as he had lived It. except that he would devote   It more   to
charity (I don't know why he doesn't begin now) and that he should marry earlier.   With those two exceptions ho se*ms
to be entirely satisfied with the life he
haa lived.   All his Ideals have evidently
boen met, and I may say that he Is the
first i��erson 1 have ever known of who
was entirely satisfied with the life that
he bad lived.   Yet I have never heard of
a sin*lo person who admired or *      M
Russell Sage.   I havo heard peiple
well of Mr. Rockefeller because
���UWm ii in ��� -   ���
persons he was talking to entertaln-ng���
otherwise thoy are not!
He says that if he had his life to live
over again, he would exclude himself
from what is called society, aa he has
done, and he speaks of the glittering
hollowness of the "four hundred," anu
I think In that he is right. I could not
conceive of a worse torture than to live
my life among them. But I should take
hia talk about clubs and society more
seriously If 1 were quite sure he did not
remain away trom them because tbey
are too expensive.
Russell Sage is the apostle of hard
work. He says that he has worked hard
all his life, and that If he had hia life
to live over again, he would work even
harder tban he haa. When he says
'���work" he means, ot course, what he
calls work. 1 don't suppose that, except
ln his very early youth, he ever did an
honest day's work In his life. Have you
ever seen a spider sitting at the mouth
ot a little cave such as they build their
webs In, waiting and watching tor a fly
to get tu feet caught ln the web, and
have you ever seen the spider move with
extraordinary celerity and wind his web
around the fly and <by and by eat tbe
fly? That Is tbe ivay Russell Sage works!
 k* thinks be works
hundred million dollars-
His Idea of life Isihrift, thrift, thrift!
He says that thrift Is one of the elements
of mankind, and you know when a rich
man talks about thrift he means stinginess.   Two suits of clothes are enough
for any young man, be says, and the only
thing a young mau ought ever to think
about ln -regard to clothes, Is where he
can -get tbem the cheapest   Fifty cents
is enough to pay for a straw bat, and It
will laat you two seasons.    Good, un-
laundered shirts can be bought, he says,
for 39 cents, and a good undershirt for
25 centa.   In thia connection be makes
some epigrams.   Oae of them   Is   this:
"The boy wbo knows bargains In socks
makes the man who knows bargains hi
stocks." And another one is, "Silks are
aot tor salaried men."    You se be ls
alliterative.    Anybody   can   make  epigrams like that for example:    Happiness Is not for hod-carriers; food ts not
for factory workers; recreation la not for
railroad employees���why.    1 could    go
right on making epigrams like tbat!
Don't try he says, to emulate tbe flowers of tbe field In your dress. Why not?
These are the sentiments, the epigrams
of a miser! 1 don't believe In wilful ex-
��� "������* think anyone should
ninety " ^ the fly and -oy �����"* T^^ of a mwr    i ��wt think anyone shouiu
i about 5^ tnat Is the way Russell Sage worts.  travmggnc#: | don J l������ *roVh he has.
So that J?'wever I suppose he thinks be frtaLwasteful. f0^'1'*!^ raTher than IO
make a ff^Ttbi apldVdoes.                              But 1 honestly thin*> tha   ra
m wise j^e W* he has never taken a vacn      t lnto thto stato* mun.           lbln!<
1   Sage tl" a^has never wanted ot;   *** ��. a youi* man to   *����a      6Xm   be
��me i��nneaver Ukes any recreation._ �����*��           he makes ane^when*
be neVer takes any "*^���; ��~?!L^.^ar^W    ^ ** J��
that every afternoon he ***** mvm     :buried in Potter* �� he wftH
i Jewmmend that form Ot tt***** �� could say of hlm woeuu ^ waa a
luffi  ^tffffS1!!*   Yk^������1  woSd  not  make a
Sack home and eata a plain and iwnP�� r   ��**��*"Llf grown microbe!
��ow w^af p��aoTof them he "jf^'are living *2ftJf��ntL2 It ��**
k*5 ~Z�� iwv>ka (I would dearly like to ^ who would to" J��    ..tollies at
Knw^a?SSla they ar-); then aom^jr^^^ m to buy your clotty  %
know what w>ow frlendt who *��   ^eapest   P^^J^Jfl oeiple ran
times he has a "w  game i the ^"^T. M .-.   of course, V*1?    .
in ccjuhjj uiilj wnu ui��. M
munlty In which he Uvea.
Now. how baa he lived his life, according to hia own story? Oae of tbe nice
things he says Is that he has always been
ahome-loving man. Ho says that his
home has always been s heaven of happiness, and that clubs are objectionable
places because ���*������� *�����* freMiientod by
idle old men ai
Object to ClUbS,  oui  pn   m*. cm***-,**. **��� ����~.
son, but because tbey are stupid and un
interesting.   1 have never been able to
see what a man could possibly do In
a club unless It was to drink so much
liquor that he could find himself and the
Will*, i   �������������   ~- ���
JSice .nd his home.   he. *��*&-***\��
���.Vh i...i��...ii the two, ��nd frnm ��� �����
^���. h. would "work WgjVTM;
I don't know where ne comu jbv hw^w
lt than In a sweatshop. The sweat shop
workers think thsy are having: a bard
time. He doesn't He ought to take the
place of one of them, and let the man
who feela that ll lfl slavery   have   the
1 am ia���������� ��� -  *Hem. but
IrHbllfed to wear them.     ^
^ aot obliged ����J*fliol that you
Vw it an element of m*��" lolttcs. I*
fflilgj J E^�� what U
I* a misfortune. V* TJ , U means
mean, to buy *"*��%�� ^
that a *owa*m?*��� button* on a *-
���nd sewing ** **�� a dozen *hlrt��.
oent shirt gets too cento a   ^^ ( m
and she makes tf AjJJSrf for six or   f
a suit ^/lo\rJke�� mValck. beceu-
���even dollara It makes me LOWERY'S CLAIM
trying to find where he can buy a 39-cent tools does not live tor himself alone.
shirt that starved some woman to make!
It Is a crime to buy cheap clothes when
you can afford to buy better ones. When
you buy the best suit of clothes or the
best garment of any kind, you not only
have the pleasure of wearing clothing
tbat ls tasietui and comfortable, but you
have tho pleasure of knowing that you
h<ve contributed part of the good wages
that the good workman gets who made
them. But Mr. Sage has nothing to say
about this.
What does he say about money? Mere
aphorisms, mere epigrams. "A good
man." he says, "cannot have too much
money." What he means is that a good
man like himself ought to have as much
money as possible. But If he meant that
It Is Impossible for a good man to have
money, he ls perfectly right There la
no such thlnsr. he aavs. as a monoy curse.
He does not know that his own money Is
a curse to him.
"Big enterprises." he says, "require big
men." That ls what the directors of the
great life insurance companies ssld when
they were asked why they paid salaries
of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars a year.   We have seen the kind ot
big men   they wore���not big men.   big
thieves!    This Is the sort of epigram
with which the American    people are
hypnotized���-nig enterprises require big
men."   You hear that so much that you
get the Idea that these men liko Russell
Sago and Morgan and Rockefeller and
Ryan and the others aro big men.  Thoy
are not big men.   I havo had tho opportunity of conversing at great length with
a number of millionaires, and the one
thing that has impreaaed me more than
anything else la that outside of their
capacity to make money, they aro about
aa small men as I over meet   I think if
anybody reads the speeches that have
lieen piritllshed of John D. Rockefeller,
they will find that his mind Is perfectly
chlldttth. that ho never had a thought
turns over his tools again and again in a
way that helps others!" Money In the
hands of the rich lender Is nothing but
a "jimmy." It is the instrument by
which he breaks Into other people's houses and homes and pockets and steals
what they have, and when he says that
he turns his money over and over in a
way that helps people he means exactly
that, that he lends It to other people,
taking a price therefor, and these people
take It and go out and break into other
people's houses and pockets and take
what they have. It is not called a jimmy. It is called an instrument by which
dividends are earned.
Question:   Are men like Russell Sage
hypocrites, are they self-devieved, or are
they just impudent, and do they take the
rest of us for fools?  I could not help but
ask myself this question whin I read
the talk of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., to
bis Bible class on Joseph's famous corner in corn.   Joseph, you will remember, had a dream, an din his dream there
were seven rat cows and seven lean cows.
and tbe seven lean cows ate up the seven
fat cows.   Joseph wondered   what   that
meant, and he sent for a dream interpreter, and he said:   "That means there
will be seven plentiful years and thon
there will come seven yesrs of famine."
and Joseph said, "Ah!  Big enterprises
need big men.   I see how I can turn a
trick for my master, the king, that will
make me solid with the royal family!"
So during the seven plentiful years he
bought up all the surplus corn���corn being used In the Bible for wheat or grain
of any kind���and when the seven years
of famine came and the people had nothing to eat he gave them the corn in exchange for their land, so that at the end
of seven years' famine Joseph had placed
to the ownership of the king all the land
of Egypt
Young Mr. Rockefeller   came   across
ey is only powerful because you think it
L8��iJ?WerfU!;,H��e are three or four thousand men like Russell Sage in this coun-
*am2n f8,��Mt ev^ one of them are
<J0,000 intelligent persons, and yet this
one epigrammatic rich man dopes tho
minde of the people so that they sit down
quietly and give up everything that they
J1^6 t�� them.   How long are they going
I know that everybody ought to be judicially minded.   Nobody ought to got
excited,   because   everything   is going
along as well as it can and as fast as it
can; but do you know, sometimes, when
I know that these vampires are sitting
In their offices, where tbey say that they
work, and are sucking the life blood out
of the necks of men, women and children. I can hardly stand it; and I think
I will have to go out into the streets anel
cry out and say, "Are you stupid? Are
you idiots? What is the matter with you
that you can't see   it?"    Sometimes   I
think I will just have to get out and be
a mad man snd get arrested!
In bis head that was not put In there by
somo religious teacher, except the
thoughts that enable him to get the money thst ho has. In tho way that he haa.
1 used to bo in  rather cloae relations
this in the course of his Sunday school
lessons, anel he couldn't dodge tt, and in
commenting on it he said: "I have been
thinking very seriously about this problem, and I cant see anything to criticise in Joseph's conduct.    Big entor-
wlth a man who has recently died worth prises need big men, and Joseph was a
smart business man, that was all. And
th��*n he said: "You see he was kind to
thc people after he had got all their land
away from them. He did not forbid them
to live on the land." What is he? Is he
a hypocrite or a fool, or does he take us
for "fools? Supposing Joseph had driven
all tho people off the land, what would
it have lieen worth? Absolutely nothing,
and he kindly permitted them to stay on
th** land and compelled them to yield up
all their produce except just enough to
enable them to live and keep at their
work, just as they are doing today In all
the countries of the world. What shall
we say about these mon? Aro thoy hypocrites, or do they really believe tbe
things that thoy toll us. and how long
are a so-called intelligent, free people to
sit down quietly and permit thoso men to
hypnotlce tbem and humbug and dupe
them with these epigrams- for thai Is all
tt Is?
These men are only big men because
you think they are big men.  Their mon-
many millions or dollars, and a moro
simple-minded, indeed, feeble-minded
man. 1 never know, outside of his capacity to get money. He was not at all
developed on any other side. How could
he be? These men think and scheme-
work, as they say���sixteen or eighteen
hours a day. no time for literature, art.
thought. An independent idea would
would give them paralysis! Thoy think
In grooves, like other great criminals.
All criminals, as I moot thorn, are people
of childish minds. They are Just like a
lot of children. You think of them as a
dangerous class.   They are not.
Russell Sage says: "The rich do not
Hve for themselves alone. I turn my
money over and over again In a way tbat
helps others." So you see he Is a philanthropist 1-et us see what that moans.
Supiaise h" were a manufacturer of
burglars tools, and that ho loaned these
tools out to burglars anel took a portion
of the loot In exchange. What would he
say?   "The manufacturer   of   burglars'
Dr.   Harold N. Moyer,   of   Chicago,
speaking at a dinner of the Physicians'
club, had the courage to ease his mind
on the subject of race suicide in a manner to win applause from many who
have relt themselves unable to cope with
our enthusiastic president and his optimistic supporters.    "The sociologists,
who coined tho phrase "race suicide,"
observed Dr. Moyer, "have mistaken a
healthful symptom for a social disease.
At the beginning of the last century this
country had 4.000.00(1.   At the beginning
of this century wo had 80,000.000.     In
another hundred years we shall be jammed together. 360.000,00 souls all struggling for a livelihood."     One   ot tbe
causes of sorrow in the world Is the too
rapid increase of the human race.   Mr.
Balfour may  have  reflected  upon  tho
truth of this, but he would never havo
been forgiven if he had said it   Thoso
white-faeed women who reeled to the
English government offices, intoxicated
with anger, despair, hunger and maternal pity, carried children in their arms,
had little ones hanging to their skirts,
and left a restless brood at home.  Tbey
had brought them Into the world knowing they could not provide for them, and
that the little ones must grow up. as
their parents had before them, with want
waiting at their doors, with vice for
their companions, and, with a pauper's
crave offering them rest at the end.   If
they, and their fathers before them, even
unto th�� tenth generation, had shown a
more sincere compassion for posterity
there would not be this hungry army of
the rejected beating with futile hands
upon the doors of destiny.
The girls, God bless them! They have
their little peculiarities, don't you
know. Whon they are small they won't
go Into the parlor at night without a
light. because there might be a man
there, but when they grow older they
won't have a light there because thore
is a man in there!   Queer, isn't it���E*. 14
Andrew Carnegie has again moralized
on oney. "The advantages of wealth are
trifling," he says. "Beyond a competence for old age, which need not be very
great and may be very small, wealth
lessens rather than increases human
happiness. Millionaires wbo laugh are
A dozen years ago the writer heard
Andrew Carnegie lecture. He was Introduced on that occasion 'as a man
who had given away money enough to
make every person in this audience
(which numbered about 500) comparatively rich." And in his lecture Andrew talked of money, and In a deprecating way. He pictured the life of a
rich man as not so very different from
that of the ordinary individual. Better
clothes he may have, richer food, rarer
wines, more elaborate surroundings,
but when this is said all is said. It waa
assumed by Carnegie that work waa tbe
common lot regardless of money.
Carnegie's philosophy waa evpressed
much more happily and much more effectively by the late Mr. Hoyt in that
song, The Tired Man:
"You can only weab one tie.
One eye-glass in youh eye
And one coffin when you die,
Don't y' know."
Whether Carnegie laments the fact
that the man with multimlllions hasn't
several stomachs to cater to and numerous bodies to ornament is, perhaps,
an impertinent surmise. But it isn't a
whit more impertinent than the strutting pose which Andrew Carnegie likes
to affect towards wealth. He enumerates in a general way the things which
differentiate physical comfort from physical discomfort outlines a chasm Immeasurably wide and bridges It over
v ith a wave of the hand.
How different is the definition of
money recently given by Joseph Medlll
Patterson, the young Chicago millionaire, who has announced himself a socialist. "Money," according to Patterson,
"is power and dominion. It is wine,
women and song. It le poetry, music and
art. It is warmth in winter and coolness in summer. It is horses and automobiles and silks and diamonds. It is
self-respect and the respect of others.
No one possesses it but it possesses
others. I for one cannot see why those
things should be concentrated more and
more in the hands of a few.
"By distributing money evenly I do
not mean to say that all the money in
the country should be cut up into equal
bits and that everybody should get a
bit of it But, on the contrary. I believe
lhat the ownership from which money
springs should be vested In the whole
Patterson is a millionaire by inheritance. Carnegie by his own skill and
the great protective tariff. Patterson
declares that money should not be inherited. Andrew Carnegie doubtless will
bequeath more millions to his heirs than
they can ever spend. Since we are all
interested ln money the conflicting view
points of Carnegie and Patterson are
worth considering in a comparative way.
The decision, we imagine, will be that
while Patterson is in some respects far
astray he wears a sincerity which would
be far more becoming to the grizzled
face of Carnegie than the hypocritical
mask now worn��� Joplin Globe.
Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone!
For the sad old earth must borrow its
But has trouble enough of ita own.
Sing, and the hills will answer;
Sigh, lt is lost on the air���
The echoes bound to a joyous sound,
But shrink from voicing caree.
Rejoice, and men will seek you;
Grieve, and they turn and go.
They  want  full  measure of all
But they do not need your woe.
Be glad, and your friends are many;
Be sad, and you lose them all.
There are none to decline your nectar'd
But alone you must drink life's gall.
Feast and your halls are crowded;
Fast, and the world goes by.
Succeed and give, and It helps you live,
But no man can help you die.
���Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
Jimmie waa very much Impressed by
the minister's saying that man was
made of rust "Ma." he said, after a
thoughtful silence, "was I made of dust,
too?" "Yea," she replied. "Well, how
is lt then that my birthday comes in
January? There ain't no dust in January."
The New York Press says: "A pretty
little device of the wicked which Is attracting a good deal of attention In restaurants, cabarets, posadas. cafes and
hospices these days Is called the 'jag
indicator.' It Is invenetd for the benefit of good fellows who don't know when
they have had plenty to drink. It Is a
green frog with pink specks upon Its
back and ie about three-quarters of an
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Pitfier S Leiser
Victoria, Bole A gents.
Munro's Old Highland
and Whlteley'a Liquor
Whiskies are the best
Chas. Burt
Agent. Koltoo.
The Fernie Ledger
FERNIE.   B.   C.
Ia the beat newspaper in the Crow's Nest
Paas coal  region.    Two dollars   a   year.
D. V. MOTT,, Editor-
inche long. The customer receives one
from.the bar man, which he ls asked
to place upon the bar before each subsequent drink. As soon as the customer
sees upon the bar more than one frog,
or thinks he sees the frog move, he Is
expected���nay required���to quit drinking for that day."
A story Is told of a man who. crossing
a disused coal field late at night, fell
into an apparently bottomless pit, and
saved himsHf only by grasping a projecting beam. There he clung with great
di..cutty all night, only to And when
day dawned, that his feet were only four
Inches from the bottom.
Nainfand Cioar
Cranbrook, B.C.
Is convenient to all depots, telegraph
offices and banks ln the city. Special attention paid to tourist.*, commercial ana
oterwlae. The cutaine la excellent, and all
guests receive courteous attention. Touch
ths  wire  when  you  want  rooms  served*.
Hoggartb & Rollins, Proprietors
Kootenay Bail way ft Navigation Co.
Kaslo ft  Slocnn  Railway Co.
International   Nav.   ft   Trading  Co.,   Ltd.
Int. Navigation ft Trading Go.
7:00 a.m.   Iv Kaslo Ar.   9:26  p.m.
8:00 a.m Ainsworth 8:15 a.m.
9:40 a.m. Ar Nelson Lv. 6:46 p.m.
Calling regularly at Ainsworth and Pilot  Bay  and all   way landings on signal.
Kaslo ft Slocan Railway
8:00 a.m leave  ...Kaslo....  arrive 3:46 p.m.
lt>:A p.m. arrive  ..8andon...  leave 1:80 a.m.
Ocean steamahlp tickets  and  ratea via
all lines will be furnished on application.
For further parUculars call  on  or address
P.   H.   WALSH. H.   K.   DOUOLAH,
Sunt... Kaslo, B. C.  Aft, K**lo, B. C. Bam
One of the newest fads of the medical
world la the sleep cure. According to
the physician who haa sought to introduce his ideas among the Parisians
one sleeps entirely too little. It ls bis
argument that one lives a certain length
of time, and that this time (sickness not
considered) ls extended over a long or
short period according to the temperament of the person. He cites In support of bis theory the longevity of tho
negroes, and declares that they attain
a ripe old age because they sleep when
Work Is not absolutely necessary.
His treatment consists of sending the
patient to bed and making htm sleep.
Eight hours a dsy one may leave his
bed and mingle with the world as he
pleases, but not only must the other
sixteen be spent In bed, but the patient must be actually asleep.
On his discharge the patient is warned that If he would live his allotted time
he must husband his waking hours by
spending as much time In sleep as possible. The physician declares that with
a child properly trained to sleep 12 or
14 hours a day. the attainment of tho
a man about 60 at work. "Are you Mr
Patrick Maloney?" "Yes," he said, "I
am." -Are you tbe Mr. Maloney who
draws an annuity from the   insurance company?" "Yis; bedad, and mi
father before me"
 *������   ������ "������������ nm���   * ���-������ ���
"George, what are you and little Albert quarreling about? My goodness!
Can't you let him have one of those
blocks? Why do you insists on having
them el J?"
"Well, blame It, ma,   were   playing
that I'm Rockefeller."���Chicago Record
i., Limited,
Wholesale Commission Merchants
aud Manufacturers' Agents
Hefore an outpouring of sympathy
with Japan sets in because the war has
Increased her per capita taxation from
12 to $6. some comparisons with the
rate of taxation in this country may
be helpful in repressing our inclination
to commiserate with the little men who
walloped ihe Russians. In 1904 Canadians paid In customs taxes $7.2�� per
head, and In excise 12.13. total per capita
taxation $8.57, which is GO per cent more
than that of Japan. Before the war
Japan's national debt was $<> per head
Limited Liability
The   Lumsden  Roller  Mills.
The Wapella Roller Mills.
I*ever Brothers "Sunlight Soap.'���
Dalton Brothers "Dish-Tower Soap.
The  Vogel   Packing  company.
The Baltimore Lime MTg Co.
The Manitoba Canning Co.
The W. ft R. Jacobs Co., Ltd
cult  Manufacturers.
The  Guelph   Foundry  Co.,   Ltd.
The "Armur" Co., Ltd.
The Moyie Mill ft Lumber Co.
The Hygiene Gola Wine Co.
Fruit and Produce of all kinds,
respondence solicited.
hundredth year would be a matter of of the population; now we are told that
It la $25. Canada's per capita national
debt la two and one-fifth times more
than that of Japan, lieing $<>5.12 per
head or population.
course, and not an occurrence of rarity.
"Reforms sre always difficult to start
with." said governor Folk. "Everybody
tries to take ad vant ago of the reformer.
I know a young man who decided on
New Year's day that ho waa giving too
many of hia evenings to the club. Accordingly he resolved that throughout
1906 ho would go to the club only twice
a month.
" 'Amy." he said to hia wlf�� st dinner.
i know that since our marriage I have
been too constant a rrequonter or the
club, anel I am aware that this has
caused you a deal or private wretchedness. My elesr. I am sorry. I am going
to turn over a new leaf; and I will lie- General Charles S. Warren, the first.
gin tonight.' last and best police judge that ever dealt
"The young woman's eyes shone. Her lout Justice in Butte, writes that he will
face lighted with joy. | be In  Nelson  next  July.    The general
"Oh. Harold." she cried, 'how happy has recently made a fortune in copper
you have made me! Uncle Jim wants j mines and writes that he will never
me to go to tho theatre with him to-]again buy a gold brick, pack a blanket,
night and you can slay homo anel mind swim a river, hor punch holes In the
thc baby.'." snow on tall mountains.   He slates that
when ho gets over the line that, he will
P.O. Box 363, Calgary, Alia
A Yorkshireman, who boasted of the
ale he used to get in his village, heard
of a place, not far away from where he
lived,   that   sold    very   good  ale.    He
mounted his horse, and having ridden
to  tho  place,   called   (without  getting
down rrom his horse) for some ale.   A
girl brought him out a quart of It Ho
drank It off, and ordered another, and,
having also drank this, he said:   "Ah.
weel, ye do keep good ale. aud now I
think I'll get down an* hae some."
Kootenay Engineering Woiks
Nelson. B. O.
Founders, Machinists and Iron Workers. Makers of the Crawford Aerial
Tram; Castings, Builders Materials,
Mill and Mining Machinery.
P. O. Box 193 MANAGER.
Sharp & Irvine
Mining Brokers
Real Estate and Insurance Agents
buy the drinks provided wc do not raise
Whv ts It that a woman would rather the ante on com The gepral Is dead
look at a display or prettv holsery In a ! safe when he strikes this formation and
show window while a nan prefers muddy j will not require to ante or pas the buck.
*r��t  cross^���gs?%onharn  Herald. He is one or the famous men of tho
Man never likes to waste his tim��* on groat west, and his original, humane
anvthlna when ho knows from the be- and merciful way of dealing out justice
ginntoggthat   rhere* nothing It It. In Butte will be pasted in the history
aM******���*M     �����"" ���*    Unn   ��no     frti*    fl (rot!     t/\    <>rt*mo
A Scottish life o.cer sold an annuity
to Mr. Pat Maloney. and paid, and paid,
until thev reckoned his age about 100
when thev- sent an Inspector to Tlpperary
to Interview the annuitant, and to make
sure thev were paying the annuity to
the proper person. The emissary called
at the cottage ancl asked If Mr. Pat
Maloney wns In. No; he was In the
field plowing. A centenarian working
plowman seemed rather an anomaly.
The insurance map found thee field, and
of Montana for ages to come.
An exchange editor does not attempt
to hide the fact that he is a little old
fashioned yet when It comes to placing men and women on exactly the
samo plane.
He says: "Men ancl women ought, per*
haps, to enjoy the same rights and privileges, but for all 1bat, if we saw two
mon we*arlng picture hais and kissing
each other on the street, we vyopM hole
for a brick light away," y,
Provincial Land Surveyor. Crown Grants
Obtained. Fifteen years' experience in
coal mines of B.C.. Reports furnished on
coal properties.
Has a line of nerve bracers unsurpassed
in any mountain town of the great west.
A glass of aqua pura given    free    with
every shot of spirits mentl.
 ; a |  '"��**
Home industry.   Catalogue free.
Seed House and Greenhouses.
3010 Westminster Road, Vancouver, B.C.
are Union Made Cigars,  made by   VV.   P.
Kllbourne  & Co.,  Winnipeg,  and  sold or>
the  road  by GEORGE  HORTON, 16
In my experience around town a gentleman is a man who can handle either
a bottle of wine or a pack of cards
without losing for a second his courtesy, the urbanity, the kindliness and
the manliness of a gentleman. It haa
heen frequently said that alcohol and
cards are the surest tests of a gentleman. How often have I observed men
who pretend to be gentlemen, whose
environment entitled them to be considered gentlemen, after a highball or
two or a quart of the fizzy, become dis-
tres8in�� cads, boasters, backbiters, brutish, insolent scurrilous and even obscene.
Just so in cards. Veneer gentlemen
betray thc>iis^|ves around the poker
table and the bridge whist table. By
pettish words and acts they easily prove
that they are not thoroughbred losers
or winners. A gentleman accepts good
or ill fortune with equanimity. By no
word or act does he offend the sensibilities of those about him at the table.
All gentlemen do not drink or gamble.
Some say that no gentleman drinks or
gambles. That's another story.���JoplIn
About Float
Float is not a periodical. It ts a book
containing 86 illustrations, all told, and
is filled with sketches and stories of
western life. It telle how a gambler
cashed in after the flush days of Sandon; how it rained in New Denver long
after Noah waa dead; how the parson
took a drink at Bear Lake ln early
days; how Justice was dealt in Kaslo
in '93; how the saloon man out prayed
the women in Kalamazoo, and graphically depicts the roamings of a western
editor amongst the tenderfoot in the
cent belt. It contains the early history of Nelson and a romance of the
Silver King mine. In it are printed
three western poems, and dozens of articles too numerous to mention. Send
for one hefore lt Is too late. The price
is 25 cents, postpaid to any part of the
world.   Address all letters to
R. T. LOWERY, Nelson, B. C.
For monuments and headstones write
to the Kootenay Marble Works, Nelson,
B. C.
For particulars as to prices and kinds
of monuments and headstones, write to
tho Kootenay Marble Works, Nelson,
B. C.
Newsagents and newsboys are wanted in all unrepresented districts to sell
LOWERY'S CLAIM. Write for particulars.
Shopa  In  all   leading  towns.    Contracts
solicited  to supply  armies  and  railroads.
Calgary; Alberts
The Keelo Hotel S 'fiJTVS
Ill6 i>artl8tt hotel Cln Nelson.* Only
white  help  employed.
Tremont House ?��eH; & &��
lean and European plan. Nothing yellow
about the house except the gold In the
safe. MA LONE   4k   TREOILLl-S.
Newmarket Hotel Rr th.*.i SK
ists  and  millionaires   visiting  New   Denver.  B.  C. HENRY 8TEUK.
Q+   PIvma  I*   the     leading   hotel   in
OU XllUlO   TRAIL. R. C.
JAS.   DAW80N.   Prop.
Civil   Engineer  and   Provincial   Land
��� **:, wnmammmtff
Ia the leading hotel of the city.   Mountain  trout and game dinners a specialty.
Rooms  reserved  by telegraph.
HUGH NIVEN, Proprietor
S. J. Mighton
Has the largeat stock of Pipes, Tobaccoa,
Cigars and Smokers' Sundries in tbe Interior of B.  C.
Mail orders receive prompt attenUon.
Starkey & Co.
Wholesale Dealera In Produce and
In 10 nnd 30 acre Blocks
For sale on easy terms.
The Strathcona
Is situated on a slight eminence, just a block from hue busy
scenes on Baker Street, and Is within easy touch of everything in the city.   From ita balcoaiea can be seen nearly
all the grand scenery that surrounds the beautiful
city of Nelson.   Few hotels In the groat west
equal the Strathcona, and tourists from
every land will find within its portals
all the essentials that create pleasant memories within the
mind of those who
B. TOMKINS, Manager.
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