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Array JU ^^��m*o^^7  Volume VII.    No   o7.  NEW DENVER, B. C, JUNE 14. 1!>0().  Price. $2'00 Year  AKOICVD     NKW    DKNVKU.  Frei  sfiuggle.   I'reftd  fr  mi   tlie  ed  from  Ilie daily  cares of earth.  Far from the n.use-rent city, 'teeming who  pain  and mirth,  Freed   from   the  bonds of  labor, hidden   from  sham and fraud,  lie U'ing the srngs .if  wild birds,   living close up  to God !  O what a sense of freedom, O what release from  pain.  G what a heavenly c.-ibnn.'s-i  soit.hing the care  worn brain,  Out where tin; trout   are leaping,  out where  the  wild deer play.  Up in  the  grand old   mmuilains  dreaming the  hours away.  Lie in ihe breast  of   nature,  held in tier   mighty  arms.  Drinking her wondrous beauties, reveling in her  charms,  Feeling Iho mountain breezes,   soft as a lathery  kiss  SYusli from the  lips of   Nature, thrilling tlie soul  with Idiss !  Flowers of   tender  beauty gazing with    timid  eyes  Into  the  pine, tree's shadow, where  the intruder  lies���  Never is   heaven nearer than   here on a sun-lit  day.  Up in  the grand  old mountains dreaming the  hours away.  Daslies the crystal   brooklet down through  its  narrow bed,  Eager to meet in battle  the boulder giant ahead.  Fearlessly smites tlie monsters,  pounds at their  breasts all bare,  Flinging- ils misty banners high in the  balmy  air !  Down through the gorge it dances, babbling a  gay refrain  Till hid in the breast of tho river that Hows thru  the spreading plain,  Leaving behind   the lagard,   nor cares if   he  chooses to stay  Hid in ttie breast of the mountains dreaming the  hours away  Tills is the dream of leisure, this is the cream of  rest,  Far  from   all   care   and  trouble,    hid   in   old  Nature's breast,  Coaxing the red health-roses back to the toil-  paled face,  Feeding tlie brain prostrated  and wrecked in tlie  wealth-mad race.  This tlie Elysian haven to which we with gladness Hee  When worn and sore from the heating of tlie billows of labor's sea,  Tasting tlie sweets of idling, drinking the breath  of May.  in  the grand old   mountains dreaming tlie  hours away.  ���James Burton Adams, in Denver Post.  opened a short distance, t'l'oin the mill  and will be double, tracked 'Phis will  lie the longest tunnel in .the. Sim an.  Ainos Thompson is resuming' work  on his properties situated close to the  Mountain Chief.  ���.Mm McNeil, formerly of Nakusp, is  making all kinds of money at Summit  City, in the. Boundary.  Services will be held in the Methodist  church next Sunday, both morning and  evening.    A. E. Roberts, pastor.  E. !\ Breinner is on his way west  from Ottawa. He has 'neen appointed  tin agent to watch and report any violation of tlie Alien Labor law.  The Keco Goiidenough lead has been  found on the  Sovere'gii     .1. M. Harris!  HINTS   TO   ISVKJSTOKS.  \<I vice  f lull   Will   <'i ve    IV  I-'iiI lo wml CIipii  ii-e  ���l.v  of Mini!   II  HUMAN!)    Jl.AKKS    VAI.TK.  A   Itv'i-  K.\ plmitit ion  of Simii  age    l-'act-i.  l-rci" Coin-  !,)o not be ",-uided by the prospectus  which c.iiii-i-ds of a string' of eloquently  worded inaniiics Do not believe the  report of the expt-rt which is usually  attached to ihe prospectus, unless it is  fha ol a man well known of admittedly  honest, character, nr in ���the case' of a  stranger, unless the said report will  bear  the   careful'scrutiny   of   yourself  as mav be  Up  and .1. A Whittier. who own the adjoining chums. Number One and Twilight,  have, commenced a tunnel to catch the  lead on their ground.  Inhabitant!? of New Zealand are such  yreat admirers of Sir George. White, the  hero of Ladysmith, that, thev are sending- him a --brick of g-old" with the  words on one side, "This is a brick,"  and on the other, "You are another."  Operations around Wauchopo, in the  Kettle river district, are retarded for  lack of powder altho a freight boat may  bring- some to Fire Valley within two  weeks. Dynamite is Sl.-2.o0 a case in  Vernon, while in New Denver it sells  for$7.00;;  Saturday night at the conclusion of  his speech in Nelson. John Houston  advised the crowd to go home, even if  it was early, and pray to the Almighty  for having-elected the rig-lit man. John  still has some of that sweet essence of  grace���humor���in his mental workings.  The election is over and Williams  was not elected to the leg-islature, but  he is at the head of the poll when it  comes to' a matter ot choice''fruit "and  ice-cream. He has plenty on hand and  will part with it when a' monetary consideration intrudes itself fairly before  his commercial vision  The Graves company has commenced  work on the. Rockland, a claim on Slocan  Wed mountain, not far from New Denver. The wag-on road from the Galena  Farm will be extended to the property  and later in the summer a eompresser  will be installed. ' James Hamilton is  manager and superintendent.  >erial 1  .'acih'c  OK    f.OCAl  I NTKItKST.  The Whitewater shipped .1.1.5 tons last  week.  Machinery is  ag-ain  running-  at  the  Surprise.  Operations have been resumed on the  Silver Bell.  Dan Harrington is .the  new  foreman  at the. Arlington.  The Slocan City recorder's oflice took  in $1800 last month.  Hilly   Letterick    has   a    contract   at  Camp Mansfield and is prosperous.  During- May thoSloean mines shipped  1,051: tons over the, K. & S  railway.  J. 0.  Shook   lias   bought  an  eig'hth j  interest in the Black Prince for .$800.  Palma Angrig-non is erecting- a wagon  house'in the rear of his livery stables.  In April GO tons of ore shipped to the  smelter from the Rosmi gave returns of  $2,78fi.  Twenty tons are ready for shipment  at the Arg-enta, one of the Madison  g'roup  Frank Provost has the contract for  finishing the Springer Creek road to  the Arlington mines. i  Service will  be  held  in  the  Presbyterian church   on   Sunday  at II   a. iii  All cordially invited.  A big- strike on tha Itabbit Paw,  throug-h the Slocan Star ground, is  runorted from Sandon  The Arlington mines are applying' for  a water rig-lit on Springer Creek, to be  used for milling' purposes.  In the neig-hborhood of $-25 was raised  by the social dance g-iven last Saturday  evening in aid of the government reserve improvement fund.  The Ladies Aid of the Methodist  church are preparing- to g-ive an ice  cream social in Clover's hall next  Thursday evening*, the 2.1st.  The Get there Eli, on Twelve Mile,  is being* developed by the V &M company. Billy Harrington has charge of  the "work, and four men are employed.  An explosion of eig*ht cases of dynamite demolished the office and building  at the Queen Bess some clays ago. The  accident was the result of carelessness  of an employee-  Last week Mike Kerlin made a good  find on the Mascot, near the Ruth.  Claan galena from two to four feet  wide, aad already traced for 20 feet,  has been shown up.  The Slocan Star will soon commence  a 2000 foot crosscut tunnel.    It   will   bo  With the inauguration of tho "Im-  Jmited" service the Canadian  l!'y will operate a tiirough  sleeper between Arrowhead and Vancouver for the accommodation of the  Kootenay business. This will be a  very great convenience to the travelling- public.  It was once thought thnt there, was  only one vein in the Noble Fve. Late  developments have shown three veins  w'thin 1.40 feet in one of the levels.  Work has- been suspended until the  How of water from one of them ceases.  James Dtuismuii- will inspect the property some time this month.  Last Wednesday evening- a very enjoyable birthday pVrty was given at the  Bosun boat-ding-house to L. G.Cardinal  by his many friends Two bus loads of  ladies and gentlemen went from New  Denver to enjoy the festivities, and  dancing and feasting was the order of  the program until midnight, when the  party broke up and the jolly crowd dispersed for their homes wishing Mr  Cardinal many happy returns of the  day.  IT.OAT     KKOM     SANDON.  K.   A.  Brown,  surveyor,   is  locating'  here.  The boys filled  their Bob   Hush   last  Satu relay.  up  a  large  Dick Orando was not hurnet  will rebuild the Ivanhoe.  Hilly   Walmsley   will   erect  saloon on the K. X: S. addition  Mrs Mullette, a female gin dealer  from Nelson is negotiating- for the Denver House.  Trouble is alwavs with us Cliffe  talks about again starting- a journalistic  nightmare.  Ed. Atherton has leased his lot on  Reco avenue to Walmsley & Bennett,  who build upon it.  No Sunday train now on the. N & S.  The crew do not like the change owing  to the decreased number of dollars on  their monthly cheques.  John Buckley   will  re-open  the   new  (Jiifton on  Saturday     This  veteran of  the Slocan deserves a rousin  night, and lie will get if.  Jack Caddeu pulls the lever on the  N.&S. express. Jim Connacher ha*  g'ous to Paris to lunch on the glories of  the great Exposition. He did not take  a. guide, although he may get one in  New Brunswick on the way out.  A proper young person of Glynn  Came to church, hut re'used to go in  "If I once stepped inside  I should f��el like a bride.  And tha hvinn-books are so masculine!"  ���Scribner's.  i:id of  such of  your frienc  experienced in mining.  Do not judge tlie capacity of   the dir  odors for.conducting*such an important  concern  as a 'gold/mine by their titles..  The names looked, for  should  be those  of   well known business  or commercial,  men   in London or elsewhere-;  of directors   in   successful   mines:   of   mining-  engineers,   or   the    partners    of    well  known mining nouses; and, most of all,'  the real magnates  in the mining world  who   will   take   care   that   their  names  shall  not be  mixed up in  a  directorial  capacity with any company likely to be  a failure.  Do not for a moment consider the advisability  of taking shares  in a  mine  which is   not  provided  from   the start  with  sufficient working capital.     The  smallest   amount   of   working   capital  asked for must be ��30,000 in the case of  a   speculative   venture,   and    ��50,000  when anything specific, or .definite is undertaken such   as sinking a deep level  shaft, or driving  a tunnel to locate the  continuation of  any  reef.     This  sum  must he in cash notin the shape of half  cash, half reserved shared.   It must he  understood  that no mine can be developed and equipped on a  sound scale for  ��5u,OHO.    This stun   is  to be devoted to  development only.    If results are favorable  a further   large   amount, still remains to be provided by the shareholders.  <;���'���'������    ������'���:'���:������ '������'.:��� ���   ���   ������-��  -'���  Do not favorably consider a scheme  in which the vendors propose to annex  !i0 or 80 percent of the shares As a  rule the unproved ground, which is  usually flouted as a mine, has only cost  the vendors ihe price of pegging nut  and surveying or at most ��.1.000 If  the company in which you have applied  for shares goes to allotment, make it  your business to lind out how much of  the working capital stipulated lor has  actually been subscribed  Do not in the early days of the mine's  existence, believe what newspapers or  printed circulars say as to its success.  It takes many months to piove a mine.  1) ��� not, assuming that all the vendor  shares are'-pooled.'"and that the market  is being worked by one man. believe in  the genuineness of tape, or Stock Exchange quotations1.  Finally, and most important of all:���  Be satisiied with a reasonable or even a  small profit When you decide to sell  do' not give your brokers a limit, slightly above that at which the shares then  stand, but sell immediately and right  out  Thus should the, novice, or the speculator who has no accurate sources of  information, conduct hi.s gold-mining  operations, at least when dealing with  new and unproved mines If everyone  were to follow the rules laid down  above, only about 20 per cent of the  ini-ies now floated would have proceeded to allotment Even then, of  course, the speculator could not assure  himself against loss but he would greatly minimise the risk, and at the same  time would have the satisfaction of  dealing- with the. business in a common-  sense and perhaps profitable manner.���  Curie's Gold Mines of the World.  I     Much is heard from the gold standard  j supporters   at intervals  about  the  ab-  j surdity of thinking of opening- the/mints  i of the United States, or the world.to the  j free and unlimited coinage of gold and  j silver at the legal ratio of Hi to 1. when  j the commercial or bullion ratio is about J  32  to I.. They .contend   that   it  could j  never he done,   as   ali   other   nations!  would throw their silver injo the double!  standard mint  and glut the world with j  silver  dollars.     The  absurditv of this j  contention   is  seen   on   its  face      Thei  world    could   naver   have   too    much |  metallic money.    !t would  be   interest:  ing to know the color of the man's hair  who would refuse to take more of the  "root of evil.''  Again, other nations could not do  this. The money that is in circulation,  the world over, is coined at ratios of ISA  to 1, hi to L and 17 to 1. Nothing- could  be gained by having it rocoined at the  i.'i to J. ratio  The present commodity value of 10  ounces of silver bullion  is  only  about  one-half as much  as the  present commodity value of one ounce of gold  bullion, but Hi ounces of silver coin  in the  United States are  worth   precisely   as  much as 1. ounce of gold coin.   In Canada and Europe Hi ounces of silver coin  are worth ,(50 cents more than  1 ounce  of gold'coin and m Asia  they are worth  $1.20 more than   1 ounce of gold coin.  This variation in   "alue is because in  the   United States the coinag-e ratio is  l(i to 1,  and at that ratio an ounce of  silver wiil coin $1.29-    In Europe and  Canada the coinage ratio is 15^ to 1,  and at that ratio an ounce of silver will  coin  ��1.33,   and in   Asia   the   coinage  ratio is 15tol,  and  at  that ration an  ounceof silver will coin SI.37,  and in  :a.l! of .tiV&ee'poontriea silver coin ���JB.-ln.w-  ful  money and a legal tender at the  face value of the coin.  Value depends upon the law of supply and demand. Value is a relative  term and of course cannot be legislated  into a thing nor out of a thing, but legislation can create a demand for a thing  and that demand will enhance its value  or ratio of exchange ; and if the legislative demand is for the total available  supply,  and  if the  legislative demand  importance of <>\>\- .mining' indu -i r.\ to  .! the trade of the country, ���fm- we lind in  'the. Trade and Naviga'ion r;>r ���>!���!:?���  ; ���numerous oniric-' of m.-ichinery a ml  : supplies which are not classilied   in the  tariff items relating to mining.' Wfvc  i are. a few. culled at' random from the  I statistics published by the (.'usfoins De-  i partment. for the year ended Moth June  ' last .-���Diamond   di ills   . not   including  motive power which is dutiable! $9,002:  sunup   mills,   833.78t):    copper   plates.:  ���s 1 18.50-1 :   chrome   steel   shoes and dies j  ���from United Stalesj, $.1.0,741: wire rope,  ���?M(i,15Si:   explosives     (giant    powder,  nitro. etc. ),  &l-l:->,.S2f':  blasting powder,  8183,729; cyanide, 815,728    As in former  years  the  hulk of  this trade, has been  done with the United States,   but there  is no reason whatever, particularly now  that  the  preferential  tariff   has   been  materially increased in their favor, that  our British manufacturers, with a little  more push   and enterprise',  should  not  get a  larger 'share of   this  business.���  Canadian Mining- Review.  liTvKOTION    "ISKTI'TKN.S.  APOLOGIA.  I'll IV,  ��� I.  ''��"!',  A    LKSSON    IN   ECONOMICS.  opening  The existence of   the. unemployed   is  so common   and familiar  as to  awaken  little, or no interest,   yet it is one of  the  most reinarkahlo economic phenomena.  That there   should be people willing to  produce   the wealth   that all desire   but  denied the opportunity, that men should  suffer because there are. too many bauds  willing to produce the things they want,  is certainly remarkable.    The  paradoxical and unnecessary nature of   the. evil  has naturally prompted  many schemes  jtnd plans for betterment.    It is not only  when men are crowding the street ami  moving'about in search of employment  that   tnere   is   an    unemployed   class.  There i�� lack of employment when men  have not   an   opportunity   to   work   to j  their fullest capacity.    If men  are con-1  fined   to  employments   in   which  their  greatest   productive   capacity   cannot  find scope   they are to   a certain ex'ent  unemployed, although  they may not be  entirely idle.    The; belief  that the condition arises   from over-population   has  been dispelled by the appearance of an  unemployed   element   on   the  western  continent.  Indications point towards a rush of  hot weather to New Denver. Williams  is sitting in the shade prepared to  light it with the coolest and sweetest  ice.cream that ever came into camp.  Buy some of it. It will cool the longest  throat on record, heal lovers quarrels  and make the hottest day seem like a  sweet chunk of ice that has been shaved  off the North Pole.    Fact, I assure you  Some very rich galena bearing or?, j  was encountered this week on tha!  . ii '> . clo��e to town. i  fixes a price at which the total available  supply will be received, it would be  impossible for the value of the thing so  Hxed to fall below the legislative limit.  In 1837, the United States provided by  legislative enactment that 23.22 grains  of gold might be coined into a dollar,  that the coinage of gold should be free  and unlimited and that gold when  coined should be lawful money and a  legal tender. An ounce of gold bullion  coined into money at the rate of 23.22  grains to the dollar will make $20.07.  This legislation created a demand for  the total available supply of gold bullion at. ��20.07 per ounce, and so long as  these laws remain in force, it is impossible for gold bullion to fall in value  IipIow S20.07 per ounce, because the  demand is for the total available supply  at that price. Prior to 1873, silver  bullion had the same protection under  the law, its coinage value being SI 29  per ounce, and so long* as the law re-  maineJ in force it was impossible for  silver bullion to fall below its legislative  limit. On account of the European and  Asiatic ratios being less than our ratio,  silver bullion usually commanded a  small premium in this country. In  1873, however, silver was demonetized,  since which time the metals have parted  company The commercial ratio,which  before that time had never been but  slightlv above. 10 to 1, is now nearlv :->2  to 1.  If silver had free, and unlimited coinage in the I'nited States ai. the ratio of  10 to 1, silver bullion in this country  would be. worth SI 20 per ounce No  one disputes this proposition ; it is self-  evident. What would it be worth .in  London. Paris or Berlin;-'  Vancouver, June 11.���The following'  are the totals in constituencies from  which the complete returns are to  hand :  Cowichan���Dickie (Opposition) 19J ;  Ford (Government) 106.  Cariboo���Hunter (Independent) 280;  Rogers (Independent) 289; Kinchant  (Provincial Partv) 177; Jones (P.P.) 201.  Delta���Forster (P.P.) 160; Berrv (Conservative) 220; Oliver (Gov ) 308  Dewdnev��� McBride (Con.) 340; Whit-  ham (Gov.*) 285.  Esquinialt���Hayward (Ind.) 277; Poo-  ley (Opp.) 235; Eraser (Gov ) 74; Hig-  gins (Ind) 103; Bizanrson (Gov ) 49.  Vancouver Citv���Wilson (Con.) .1460;  Tatlow (Con.) 1603; Garden (Con ( 1799;  Wood (Con.) 1349; Martin (Gov.) 1734;  McQueen   (Gov.)     1392 ;     MePherson  (Gov.) 1433: Gilmour <Gov. U469- Dixon  (Labor) 856. Cotton (P.P.) 309; Williams  (Labor 726: MacClain (Labor) 684.  West Kootenav���Kossland���Mack in-  tosh (Con.) 1285; Curtis (Gov.) 1321.  West Kootenav, Nelson���Houston (P.  P.) 742: Fletcher"(Con.) 507; Hail (Liberal) 392.  West Kootenay, Slocan���Green (P.P.)  014; Keen (Con.) 378; Kane (Gov.) 10i'.  Vale,North���Deane(P.P.) 387; Fulton  (Con.) 500; Palmer (Gov ) 104.  Vale, West���Murphy(P.P.)051; Beebe  (Gov.) 152.  East Kootenav, South���Ferine (Ind.)  380; Costigan [Con ] 109; E. C. Smith  [Gov ] 423.  East Kootenay. North���Wells [P.P.]  211, Armstrong"- [Con.| 118; Burnett  [Gov.] 77  West Kootenav, Ivevelstoke���Tavlor  [Con. j 504 ;  Mcltiie [ Lib.] 355.  Lillooet, West���Ii. S. Skinner [Con J  03; A. W. Smith [Opp.] 1B5; Lachore  [Gov.] 7.  Lillooet, East���Prentice [Ind.] 105:  Graham [Gov.] 43.  Nanainio City���K. Smith | Labor] 753;  Yates [Gov. J 89.  New Westminster���Reid [Con.] 541;  Brown [Gov.] 029  North Nanairao���Bryden [Opp.] 195;  Dixon 'Labor] 73; Mclnnes [Gov.] 238.  Victoria   City���Turner   [Opp. I   1803;  . tlMt.-4i.-uin- tin- welkin liliic,���;  u'liy liitli-ye Hi.-.-iveii from me ?  Sui-i-t trembling lips, that mutch tin- clmrry's hue.  If iji��-. Iuscii.iii.x. u'ariii. why stint ine 'A' love's fee?  I)e;>r orljs. why haunt inc- with reproachful K'uze,  h.ivoil lip*, why chilli, mc, liiililtii^r Hope expire?  .M.il'c vain ihe task to niK-m-h the anient l��hc/e  i )f aiion-tide. sun than <moI love's pulsiiitflire!  .' i niaiileii-hcart of Hold, soul virgin-white.  ! i) spirit steadfast, like the needle, true  To fa i cied duty.���jiidifc. hiith Love no niij,'ht?  Can Keason hind him?   Stern Resolve eschew?'  Say! Saucy Love laughs Sober Sense.to scorn.,  Blind lo licad-spruiic; Minerva'sfrifdd charms,  Sprung  from the heart,  he reiu-ns where, he was  horn,  Aufl finds his heaven in his true love's arms.  Xay:   Stay rho.-.e glances, Sweet,���ami bid that  mouth  Bide mute, while winded Cupid pleads my cause,  Learned in such love he'll prove the North were  South  E'er I condemned shall be by truclove's laws:  That 1 do love thee I do no! deny,--  It is most true, I hut deny the blame:  Saint Bernard, .irazinf.'-on that matchless eye,  Despite his vows, had surely done the same!  Am I to answer for that bounteous dower  That crowns thee Beautv's Queen? Thy charms?  Thy grace ?  Am I in fault because mine eyes had jwwer  To see the trea-'ures others failed to trace ?  Who blames the miner iindinsr purest jyold  If he  orget the silver once his prize ?  If I have trained in judgement, waxing old.  Must I be chid for chancing to grow wise ?  Yea !   Love is blind, and blinded folk may tread  Safe, giddy heights, where Sight were certain  death,  So nothing is Love daunted when the Head  Speaks by the Tongue.���'tis so much idle breath :  A touch, a sigh, a tremour of the voice  Are. truclove's words, loud speaking to the soul,  Though lips may chide, these bid the heart rejoice���  Love linked by Faith to Love ne'er missed the  goal!  Too hard a strain the stoutest cable parts,  The ; ath of wis om lies not in extremes,  For men are men, maids maids, and hearts are  hearts  When  waked   by Love   from   Custom's  social  dreams:  to Custom's ear  may   social    pageants  So Love enslaved to-day  Fast-chained,   perforce  grace.  Till, crushed and sullen  Lust his visage mar.  And Hell with him breaks loose to slay the race.  '���Toronto, May Wno. F. L. H. S.  WISE    .VXD    OTHKKWIS.K.  Helmcken [Opp.] 2010; McPbillips  17-29;   Hall  [Opp.] M27;   Martin  1(544-: Yates [Gov.] 150-1: Beckwitb  1418; Brown [Gov.] lol'O.  Victoria,   Nortb��� Booth   [Opp.  White [Gov.] 117; Kobcrtson [Ind  Victoria,  South���Kburts   [Opp  Sanyster [Gov.] -2U8.  [Opp.]  Gov.  Gov.j  123;  |-:tl.  259;  Tli��.   Slocan    Kloi-tion.  Green won in a walk last Saturday,  while Kane lost his ante. Here is tho  result with th�� exception of one or two  unimportant places :  If the cionao-e j  in the I'nited'  no demand in j  Kuropnan bul-!  the mint price i  ess the cost ofj  Lnitt'.d States.;  There can lie no question about it Ini  order, however, to have this effect, the  coinage, must be unlimited : the demand '  must be lor the total available-supply.     |  wore free and unlimited  States, and there was  Huropc. or Asia (uv this  lion, it would b(- worth  in the I "idled States  transportation    to   the  I'oi.i.lNC Booth  GllKKN  Kl'KN  Kane  N'ljtt' Denver   ���'���"  Jl  ���1  1."  l.r>  2  Three Forks   17  li  1  ���17  lt  ���1  ,',  0  Slocan Ciiy   '-1  II  W>  .Mctiiiig.'iu     :.'-'  ���1  ���i  KntcrprNe   'j  3  0  o  1  ���1  Silvei'ton   11;1  2.-I  :i  B.ilbiur   -  11  1  Duncan  Citv   1:'.  ���1  ;;  A rgenla   r  .'(  1  ��� II  ill  S:i   don ..          .    171  sn  HI  Total.  ���'117  Pi*  Ytilimi'i   Ksliniiittiil   Output.  Olllt  TRAIIK IN MININ<J MA'CHt.VEKV,  Notwithstanding the. substantial   and I  very marked increase   in the. output ofj  borne   manfaexures of   mining-,, milling;  and  snieltiii",-.machinery,   tlu;  remark j  able g-rowth of  the  mineral   industries  of the. country is  very well exempli tied  in  the  steadily   increasina-   trade   our  mines are building up with other countries.     Durino-   the.   fiscal  year ended  30th  dune, 1899,  our  mines  imported,  free of duty,  machinery of  a   value  of  "j299,80n, as against  8207,737  imported  in 1898,  and Sl-28,780 broug'ht in   1897.  Of the  free entries the.   United States  provided $283,181 ;   Great Britain, Slfi,-  308; and Germanv, SU00.    Ontario took  SI-12,211';.Quebec, ?2(i,H21 ; Nova Scotia,  S24/243: New Brunswick, $212,000: Manitoba, $1,080; British Columbia, $88,911;  North-West   Territories,  S10,92H:   and  the Yukon, Sfi.oOl.    These figures, how  ever,   o-jve b  from  stab-  Kaith   Kenton  Brown,   writing  Dawson on May 22nd. says:  "Several  serious shooting-  and  bin��'affrays occurred here recently  "Much ��-nld is coming* from the  creeks. Hanks and merchants place a  conservative estimate of the output at  825,00'i,000. The 'big-g-est nugget yet  found in the Klondike was picked up  on Gold Hill recently. It weighed "7  ounces, and was valued at $13,000.  "Kight thousand dollars was subscribed for the Ottawa sufferers, and the  list is yet incomplete.  "investigation of the charge;- against  Gold Commissioner Senkler was adjourned to June 2nd. The Dawson  public has no belief in the charg-es.  Mr. Senklei is generally liked and  trusted.  ���'Business is flourishing-, and the  Nome, exodus is small.''  We believe in telling the truth,   even  ut an  approximate idea of, to the young.���duty.  It is a rig-ht reflection that if a man is  full of the present moment to glorify it,  he is ivith eternity and infinity; for he  has all there is.���Blake.  The order and energy of the universe  I hold to be inherent, and not imposed  from without; the expression of fixed  laws, and not of arbitrary will exercised  by what Carlylc would call an almighty  clock-maker.���John Tyndall.  Every man must decide for himself  what the simple and universal truth is,  since all experience proves that there is  no other method of settling the question,  and I believe it to be this: Conscience  is the prophet; that it is better to do  rig-ht than wrong, in every material  sense,  is the fulfilment.���E.'W.Howe.  The laws framed to protect religion  were based on a superstitious belief  that an offender of the gods mig-ht bring  down their wrath on the whole community; those laws survive in nil laws  for the punishment of individual immorality, and in the related laws ag-ainst,  immoral literature. The pious laws  did not benefit the, gods, but did retard  relig-ious progress by punishing' new  ideas as blasphemy; that the moral  statutes equally retard ethical progress  appears to me equally certain. ��� Mon-  eure I'). Conway.  The king owned the bodies ot men:  the priest, the souls. ' Uie lived on  taxes collected by force, the other on  alms collected by fear- both robber.'',  both beg'g'ars. These robbers and these  beggars controlled two worlds? The.  king made laws, the priest made creeds.  Both obtained thwir authority from God,  both were th�� agents' of the infinite.  With bowed backs the people carried  the. burdens of one, and with wonder's  open mouth received the dogmas of the  other, if the people aspired to be free,  they were crushed by the king, and  every priest wa.s a Herod, who slaughtered" the children of the brain.��� Inger-  soll.  MOV Kit   AdAIN.  There are gains for a'l our louses.  There are balms for all our pain:  But when youth, the  dreams,  departs,  It takes something- from our hearts.  And it never conies again.  We are stronger, and are better.  Under manhood's sterner reign:  Still we feel that something sweet  Followed youth with flying feet.  And will never come ag-ain.  Something beautiful is vanished,  And we sigh for it in vain;  We behold it everywhere.  On the earth and in the air.  But it never comes again.  ���Richard Henry Stoddard.  Every time a woman sees a door  marked "private" she has a curiosity to  know what is on the other side of it.���  Chicago News. THE LEDGE, NEW DEXVER. B.C., JUNE 14.   l!>00..  Seventh Yeah  The Ledge.  Published every Thnrsday.  R��� T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION* RATES:  Three months ���   Six "  '.-   Twelve   "   Thrke vkaks   TriinsiMit Advertis-infr, ->���-> cm its per line rirst in  sertion. 10 cents i>er line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  1 any fear of the law. Weak-minded  i people may go down in tho depths  i of religious insanity and no hand is  i stretched out to save them. Why  j is this thus ? Can nothing he done  I to tear away the eohwehs of  super-  j'i/i] stition and clear the   vision   of tlie  --Wl i.human race V  ;-|.(KI I  would only how to him and request  the same. If Boh had been sure of  getting on the Government side we  might have expected occasionally  to hear from him. He might at  legist have been able, to get a few  more jobs for some of his incompetent friends at the expense-of the    j public sack.     As it is. in the dark.  It is proposed in  the parliament,j (.()C] s])a(]e ()1 the Opposition funnel  - j-ylfcJ^fcr^ MilhJhi^t Jti V^"fc-'"rwi*'tiiTfrriiirfT^ tiff*"! **��*-*Sti  omtrea  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  i at Ottawa to increase the   dun* on  I Chinamen     coming    into    Canada  , ,   ,-   .      . j from    85.0  Correspondence from every part of tlie kootciiaj j  District   and   communications    upon   live  topics j CllOtlgll.  always acceptable.    Write on  botli  sides of the |  pajier if you wish.    Always- send somethiiij.' frood j  no matter how crude.    Get. your copy in  Ls hot, and we will do the rest  to   8100.    This  is  not  It should bea.t least 8500.  while ii  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your suli>cri].>-  tion is due. ami that the editor  wishes once Hf-r:iii: to look tit  year collateral.  It seems that Colonel I Tarty', will  succeed ITutton as" Commander of  Militia in Canada. Why not get a  Canadian? They arc the soldiers  of the world, and should lie competent to choose their, leading ofli-  ecrs from their own ranks.  THURSDAY",   .IL'NKll.   IflOO.  mini Tin-: Kiiiriiirs t t'l'Ki- stock.  People live longer in France and  Ireland than any other countries in  the world. The good are said to  die voting.  1 In  business  want tin  Bob will truly be out of sight,   ana  we may never see hi in again.     Mis  party    is   too   small  to  have  any  power, and if he goes   over   lo  the  Conservatives   he   will  be a traitor  to the flag   under   whose   folds  Julias been pushed into the   arena   of  politics,   much   the  same as a mob  sometimes pushes   a   boy tinder   a  circus tent.     The boy cannot   help  it. neither can Bob.     Bob.'now 1 hat-  he-is elected.''.will no doubt-   do   his'  level best to hold his job.      We did '  not itv fo-elc'cti him. but will   hack  K-aahlislMMl   1 S17.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : .7,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    : 1,102,7:>2.72  HKAI)    ei'KICK,    JIONTKKAL.  Rr. llox. Lino) Strathcon.v a,id Jlot7XT Hoval, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  R. S. Clouston, General Manager,  Branches in  all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain,  and  the United States.  ew Denver branch  insurance   companies   doing j  is in New   Deliver   evidently!  earth,  judging   From   flic j'��������"��.    i"    all    just    and   reasonable,  way thai thev have rceenflv   raised j measures i hat will bring the grcat-  lhe rates.     fhev have never lost   a ! <���������! good to the greatest number   in  dollar in the town, and  the   i>uldio| this rich   but   somewhat    unsettled  should cancel their policies.    Better  i'^sfvrrvsmsa^M tm -��s  ��� *C"I '*��*. v^.-^-^g^y^'^ ���-  -. .s- % t ���'Ci-SJii* vj��i. ���-.; i j ��� vi -saasK *%KtiT%iir*auiirvi w���r iwtwi!ar*mf*a��<-  Cannes is the-cleanest city m the  world. This is owing to the fact  that its streets are daily swept  a brigade of women.  >v  A process of destroying bacteria,  has been discovered in Vienna.. If  successful, the medical profession  will he like unto Othello.  More steel is used in making pens  than n swords and guns. This is  another proof that the pen is mightier than the sword, except when  handled by jack legs.  ' The word widow is derived from  the Vedas. the oldest literature  extant. It.means a wise woman,  one who knows men. In this age  .more tha.n widows are wise.  j lie burned out and trust lo a relief  ! fund than allow any pot-bellied  j corporation to play the cinch. To  ! hell with such institutions. They  ; arc better there than attempting to  ���suck the monetary blood on  ! small mining- camps.  Slocan.     Keen, in  our  would have been   the  -but   time   will    reveal  things.  ot  Cut  n Two  Dr. Kellogg is travelling about  the States telling the people how to  live 100 years. That is easy. Come  to New Denver. Nothing dies  here! except, occasionally an ad in  the local paper.  The Yanks are always up to date.  They are trying to get the defeated  .Boers to settle in Colorado by offering them a million acres of land.  They are welcome to them. We  do not want them in Canada.  Paper soaked in tobacco juice is  now made into cigars in the United  be ahead of the date, and we wonder at the late high prices of paper.'  It could not be otherwise when so  .much of it goes out or up in smoke.  I his is a world ol  ceaseless change. One  week we straddle the  crest of prosperity,  and next our toes touch bottom in  the sump of adversity. One week  the rain descends upon New Denver and fills our water barrel with  soft, aqua pura. and the next Co-  bossy conies around in the dead of  night, makes a- vigorous sortie on  the barrel and   spills   tlie  contents  estimation;  letter man.  nearly all  We do not refuse bacon  because the turkey is off tlie menu.  Green is between the Union and  the deep sea. but if lie can swim  out without drowning the entire  Slocan none will be better pleased  than the writer who shoves tlie pen  to write these few lines. The welfare of the Slocan stands first with  us against <rll other issues on this  Green, or any other earth.  1 lie lalior irouiile was tlie cause   o  the -decrease in lead and silver  last  year.     The value of lead   produce!  in  Is< 17.  was  8l.:!ii!i.5l  i :  8 L077.5X] ;��� ill l'Xilil  Nearly all t he lead and silver  produced within a radius o  miles from New Denver.  in   I Si IS  8S7S.S70  ��C8S ���  *>&3gXg3R  r>           /~Y���       Sandon- is-iinclw-Y  come On ,������ 1h(. >M,,vsi.jM  ^���^nrlnn  I    K'wnsites   in  the.jlij  oanaon \ NVul.l(l   iv,;ihorsjO  under   the  'disadvantage   of   being j ��"��  subject at anv time to. hasty   visits i i ft'j  front the scorching breath of lire or  the dull thud of the swift and vigor-  =====.' ! otis avalanche, rock or lleeey.   Still  The' miners lowing fo the fact that hundreds of  of America are j m<-Mi work in   the  adjacent   nioiin-  on the   wi'on��! tains,   and   that   J. M.  Harris has  trail.     If thev i pushed it to the front,  it  lias, dur-  continue to follow it thev   will   al- i ing the past, few -years, been a, camp  ways have trouble.     We" find tlieni1 teeming with life, money   and   up-  On The  Wrong Trai  We want, o call your attention to the  many articles you need, which are  to be found in our Hardware Department.. Builder's Supplies of every  description���  over our broad expanse of beautiful I handed to��'ether in Unions strung i hill exercise, A few long days ago  lawn, while the stars look down j a,u ove]. ^ continent, and for what the lire element licked the burg to  and smile at the cow's brutality to j purpose? To ��uard against being ! fii ashy finale and now the citizens  the greatest ingredient of her com- j Worked to death for low wages. , ai-e wondering what to do in the  mercial product. One week the;-^nder the present economic system;��� future. We will tell them. Here  people bask in the smiles of wily J t,hey cannot exist without capital. ! in New Denver is a townsite that-  political candidates, and the next j yet-'thev are constantly on the de- j nature made a gem, but man. lazy,  they get frost enough to   make   ice' tensive" a��-ainst   it.     The    Unions I indifferent   man   has  passed   it by  Doors <�����  Windows  The municipal expenses of New-  York are 875.000.000 a year. It  costs the same to run Paris, and  $80,000,000 to do the job in London. In New Denver it costs about  ���SO cents, a.nd the Lucerne of America, is richer in s/.-enic beauty than  any of the cities above mentioned.  The Khedive ol" Lgypt is coming  to the United States to pick up a  few wives for his harem. lie  should do well among the upper  stopes of New York society. The  girls in that; dollar charmed atmosphere-will grasp any old male ruins  provided he has a title and comes  from effete Asia, or Kan-ope.  cream.     Thus it is. and thus it will  be until the millenitim arrives, and  everything   evil,   including  delinquent subscribers,   are   packed   in  hell like rubbernecks around a game  of  horse  poker.    Last  week   this  paper was corpulent and swelled in  size like   the stomach of a jackleg  editor at a free lunch funeral. This  week   it   again   contracts    to    its  normal size, and the universe wonders at the rapid change.     IN o need  to wonder.    The live healthy campaign ad has become obsolete,   and  none others have heen born   to   fill  the vacant space.    We would   fain  run this   paper   eight   pages   wide,  and fill it to the outer   edges   with  matter that is not inert or weak  in  its parts. We would fain illustrate  this sheet with the scenic attractions  of this great province, and cartoons  on the men and questious of the  day. but the task and expense is  too much for one man. We must  keep a few shekels to patch the roof  during the rainy days of the future.  Just as soon as the folks in the  Slocan and Kootenay breathe  enough of advertising into our willing columns will this paper again  swell up and with   increased   forceU.hVv   may   wear   the   boiled  shirt  must advance to a higher plane of I like an' aged, spoiled ballot. Now. |  usefulness. Instead of standing! Sandon folks, here is the opportun- ]  off. lighting and wrangling with ity of your career. Instead ofj  capital, they should mix the two;again putting your money into^ ex-  together and become their own'  capitalists. They furnish the labor  which makes the capital and might  as well get all there is in it. Instead of putting up money for  leaders, delegates, strike and all  other funds, why not invest ijLand  tlie many thousands  waste   for    whiskev.  Of all kinds and sizes.      Supplies for  the  Miner and  Prospector,   such as  Ponder, Caps, Fuse,  Blacksmith Coal, Etc, Etc.  pensive buildings, put it into a  tramway and get rapid communication, day or night, between the  Silver City of Canada and the Lucerne of America. Do not worry  about your wide street. Direct all  your push towards getting a. rapid  that inihers j system of locomotion up and down  a.nd     other! the   gulch.      Then   you    can   live  We handle Blacksmith Coal in  enemies ten times worse tha.n cap- j amid the grandest scenery in thej  Hal. in buying, developing, and j world during the night and in thej  working mines of their own. In-jday you can catch the nimble dollar j  stead   of   paying   orators   to   light j so   indigenous   to   life   in   Sandon.  their battles why not employ competent mining managers.and do the  entire business? No reason in the  world. If they would do something like this labor troubles would  become obsolete. Come higher up  the right trail, you drill hitters,  and look down upon the hole you  are now floundering in. You are  surrounded by knifeblade politicians, diamond-shirted gin fizz mixers, windy agitators, labor advocates  and other human wolves all seeking  vour votes and money in order that  Think of'it. you sorely Iried folks  up the gulch, and come into our  camp. Herein New Denver, live  miles away, wo have roses, belled  cows, shady natural parks, room.  Dure ozone, charming women, sun  light.  Notwithstanding the faet that  much ozone has been consumed,  and much ink spilled over the eight  hour law in the Slocan. we believe  that if the bright light of truth  could make the majority of miners'  thoughts visible that most of them  would prefer the old system with  the old wage instead of the new  svstein and the new wage.  wave the signal for all kinds of  people to come this way and camp  with us. materially or in a. capitalistic sense. Until then we will  look after the job' printing, and  trust that the day will yet come  when the value of advertising will  be better known to the masses.  while you sweat and take chances  in the dark tunnels and stopes of  this great country. You think all  these fellows are your friends. Not  a bit of it.     Thev are just   playing  best brands of religion, aged  whiskey, and the most beautiful  sheet of water that ever held a'blue  limpid face up to Old Sol for a kiss.  What more could you ask for? Do  not linger amid the ruins of Sandon.  wearing your lives away looking at  shacks and condensed scenery, not  the moment that some  slide will come down  upon you and cut oil' your retreat  from the mystery that lies beyond  the grave. Do not hesitate. (.Jet  a-   move   on.   establish  a-   traniwav  and can ship to any point.  BOURNE BROS., New Denver  IK2CSXS5  'B-c:A  THE WM. HAMILTON MANUFACTURING CO., LIMITED  lias   oroken  II"   we   con-  -e it is likely  The bubonic plague  out in South   A I'rica.  tin tie to love the ('him  to break out in   this   province.     It I  is one of the most   terrible   diseases!  known,    and    if   it    should   cut   a j  swat h of death through   the   popu-!  hit inn of Western America it would;  seem    like   retribution   for   having-  I .vou  ; may   appease   their   appetite's   for    j fanie and easy luxurious living.   Do  . , ! not be misled any  longer.     Get   in  In  the politi-, a,mi i)e yOUr own capitalists, and do  1,1 milu'ot'liri1'-| not stop until every human leech  ish Columbia, ))(>twc,(M1 iien .,,,���] |/r;S(.0 hasbeen  last Saturday j j.lrn.(| ]Uose and compelled to make  about DO blasts were touched offj }liH ovvll ]*vjng. You are surreund-  and when the smoke cleared out of;,.,] .,.,������ covered all over with false  the slope about   MS   of   them   were! ]-o],ts who will lead you   into   des-  ie   ore; rniriion if you do not put them out-  tnd   strike   for   the   new   trail   we  or suckers in order that  they'and your days will be longer in the  PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO,  CANADA.  The Politi- (,  cal Stope  found    to   be    effective,  knocked down is   principal  hills which the Lord has given you.  In addition to other attractions  New Denver has a bank that never  turns the box oyer, and a newspaper that was never raided by the1  sheriff or cold decked by the cruel I  hand of adversity.  The World's  Con-  Mar- ;  Jbeivtl ���  i  qucs- i  a-malga-1  i.  discarded white lain >r  the   yellow   scab.-   of  Kingdom might grow  bountiful     result fees  west.  in order t hat  the Flowery  fat upon i he  of   the   great  I n liosion. that cult ui'cil city <u  baked beans, old war relics and  blue blockings, it is against: the law  lo buy a- cigar on Sunday. The  only way it can be done legally  upon that day is to call for one in a  drug store and say you want it for  medicinal purposes. The parsons  and druggist < in list be in league  with each other. Cigars can still  be bought in New Denver on Sunday.     We   innv   not    lie   as  highly,  servM.tive.    some   chunks   ol  lin and   traces   of   Labor,  and Provincial  Party.      It   i  tionablc whet her it can Ik  mated sufficient ly at the legislative  smeller in  Victoria lo pay shipping;  expenses.      Much of it  is refractory '  and a not her shipment may have to!  be made before the mine   will   pay  dividends.     The I wo grades of Con-1  servatives seem to predominate and ;  will probably   be   run   together   in  order to save the country from   going over t he dump. !  I n  Kootenay and  miiiers stood almost  ed t heir favorites,  evidently guided by  who were   probably  sonic sort of gain.     H" all the leaders! duct ion :  worked for pure glory and the lo.ve! ('old.  plac/ei  of their   fellow    man   they   deserve j (inlil.  Imle..  great credit for their success even i  point out. (b't to it even if you  have to si limbic for a few miles in  the dark. After you have travelled  it a few miles you will wonder why  you did not find it sooner. My doing so harmony will prevail in  western mining camps, and no man |,('n  will hate another for labor reasons.  During ls<)0  t h e       world's  SI K/C-* r production    o  Uy{C{ silver     was  worth SI0-1. 100. Id."., more than a  million less than ihatof lxus. Th,'  average price in |X!I<) was od.oS  cents per ounce, an increase of L.'i'J  over the price of lS'.IS. The United  States and Mexico produced O'J  per  .U.'STKAhlAX'.  LA.MISS'      WOOL  l-'Nni-ZKWKAl'  FOR UKXTLKMKN.  XI'X'K  WKAK  SI'KCIAI.TV    A T  D   McLachlan's  NVw I 'diver.  boundary the  solid and eleet-  I'he men wore  their leaders,  influenced    by  Mineral  Production  of B. e.  ol  The    Minister  Mines of British ('olnnibia has  jusl     issued    his  report   for  IS'.)!).  In it we find much   valuable information.     Since    mining    began   in  this   province   up   to   the  t lie cut ire output .       I II ( 'llli-  ada the value of silver produced in  IS'.Iti was SI .S.",-|-.:;7I. a decrease  from I SOS of S7SI.7.".!). Australia  produced over nine million dollars'  worth while Bolivia dug up over  six millions in white metal. ('ana-da last year ranked ninth as a  silver producer in ihe world. This  year it should rank seventh if no.  calamity occurs to the Slocan.  IS!)!  lie  bowing is fl  ic  close   of  total   pro-  JOHNWiLLIAIV  Dea ler in  IMPORT    ���)  A D DOMESTIC CIGARS  AN"-TOBACOOES,  PIPES, &.C.  Van (.'amp Lunch Goods,   Confectionery and Fruit.  MATHS IX CONN LOTION.  Newmarket, block. Xew Denver  MAINLAND  and  BRITISH LION  Are  the   West   known  1 ii;-ars in H. ('.    Thev  ARE UNION MADE  and sold hv all first class dealers.  WM.TIETJEN,  Manufacturer  V.\\corvi-:i:.  New Denver  cultured as the Bostonians. bid   wciit   e  have   a   wider   ledge    of   common  sense and reason.  misplaced.      I lie   miner  (lenlly    did    not    drill    into  thought  vein further than the  face or they would not   have  such pretty   machine   wor"  Silver  .. .  ���   i bead  ....  ''V"! Copper ..  tllCll'l  C���;d   ;,���,|  . St'.l.Hi|."i.7lU  .    fi.'ton. ITU  .  l i.:mii,!)o:>  .     -I.! I28.0!;! i  oke,  If vou want a  photoirniph  r^-ir'i 'which is ARTISTIC in effect  -l..)!lii.nS-(  : , ,.���   ���,  ���111'- I niuluuii-' Stone, etc  1 .il)0,i 11,0  done  Vancoi!yer will soon he  ronto. A movement is  there to close   saloons   inr  run all night and on Sundays.   Thej little, but smiling Hob Oreen.  gospel mills will not be   restricted. | seemed to   make   an   idol   of  The people can pray fill   night   and : just as though he could  give  sleep in church on Sunday without J the earth   and   trimmings   if  ' Mlier metals      ike To-such pretty machine work at tlu* | The value of the mineral prod neon foot j polls. In'the Slocan they seem toi tion in I S!)(l was 82.(i()S.,SO.'5. Since  ined   to I have lost sight of evervt h'ing except.1 I'uj-'t year it has steadily  increased.  finished  in   the  latest finish.  v--!,,,u!and mounted on the cltoiccsf  raovintino-s.   call   and  see ns  when in RQSSLAND.  RPLIABLE   ASSAYS  ilil Mini Sil\ ci'.   s  .7  ilil.i-ilv'r. cniip-r  1  "i  ���"nnipli's liy nriil iM'i-ivv jiri>in|>i alltiulii.ii.  Rich Ores and Bullion Bought.  intli si.  11 Vim-. Coli  lHn-1 being in IS!)!) valued at 812..'5r)b\-  lim. I "r)*~);">- The value of silver produced  hem  1  n<  ymir    j11:it<-s   Col  in   1N!)7  was .S.ViTL'.x;',;-);   in    1S!)S.  t |,cy UQi-'.���"><;">.x-fl:    in   IS!)!).    SI .('>('>.'!.7<)S.  AMATEUR    :     s.-i.i  flevcliiiiinu���;mid |ii'iiitin.u-.  T. H. COWMAN, M,^,;^Sei'  111.1 Ciiluniliiii Ave. Knsi.   lO.s-la'id, B. C.  I  J. E. Angrignon  The Leading  airDressep  Hosun Block,  New Denver,  1*5.0.  & Light Co,  FA IJIA  AXGKIGXOX,   PROI'Rll-7rOK.  General Draying: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.  Our Baggage wagons  meet  all Sunday trains.  Saddle Horses and Fack Animals.  Feed Stables at New Denver. Seventh' Year.  THE LEDGE, NEW  DENVER, B.C., JUNE 14   1900.  'I here  in  no surety as to  the cost of  winking an oil well; a safe average may  be stated at $2,ooo.    Going through soft  sandstone,   the  borer  has a   comparatively easy task,  unless he drop  a tool  or break his tubiug. when the cost may  be much   increased.    At first  the product sold for rr*"i a barrel of   12 gallons,  but  went flown   to HO.cents,   at which  period  the   railroad companies  altered  'We must   bestir  ourselves if   we! their engines to burn oil, for oil  at that  ;>-i/.e'i with wild desiring fur the si.^lit of; are what we sav weare.    Falsehood and j figure   resulted    in   vast   economy   to  spurtina- i>iood, j Fraud  can find   millions of  soldiers to   them.    After the engines were changed  Ami h<; pitche? it so strong to his sanctimonious ! f'g|lt for them, and whv not Truth. to burn oil   up went  the price, so that  ..-iiu-onn T. Scani.ox.     I coal after all proved in some cases the  Thiir. thev almost hear in fancy bodies fuliinK I Liverpool, bag. I cheaper fuel.    The price is not likely to  1 go over $1.25, and may, in consequence  of the recent  discoveries of  new  fields  the .iingo paksoN'S CKEKD.        0f the. former class,  and  not enough of    the  latter     We  want   to  declare   war  "I would rather a man earned his liv- ; against   .monopoly  and    privilege  and  .',���,.        , ��� ,   , .     ���     .    , . atrainst all  those  artificial  ordinances  mg by fighting than by betting.    And , ^lich p!ace equal bein���.s upon an un.  I  say   it   sternly and   deliberately.''��� ��� equal footing  in  the race for life.    We  Canon Tucker, recently at South Varra, ��� want men who will carry the banner of  \i..n,. .,..���,. political and economic truth  and disen-  jvieluonrne. '       ,    ..    ,      , . c        .,      ...  tangle its teachings  from the   illusions  Now '/hut >varisin   The air, e'en  the   j.iirsi.n   in :.0f .," spurious and   hypocritical   patriol-  his l.iir  ism.  I-  wiih a thud.  ��� He upon t.iiciu with the sword���'tis the mandate  of the Lord���  to  the  of almost unlimited extent,  go down to  i a nominal fis'iire again.    Large'storage  DlltBC'i:   leg-i station*.  of the Lord��� ! . '          And expose  your    neighbor's   vita  heallhful atmosphere;  iio  not  misapply your skill  to tint duct'niif.' of  his hill, '. ,  ..-v. -   t  skull with'a i which are submitted   to the people   by j ..Angeles is about r>,nu0 :'nearlvS-2,()0U,OUi)  I     Its adherents' triuinphantly point   to   tanks are built, in Los Angeles, contain-  t'nc fact that frequently there is a small   mo-  upwards of,500,000 barrels  of  oil  vote    on    constitutional    amendinents  The    average   daily   product   in    Los  which are submitted   to the people   by'  their so-called  superior body, the leg/is-  But just cleave him llirouyh tin  >;ash from cur to ear. , -������'-  v....... .,... -   ..-.--,. ,    --.���,-  ,        .     . , ' .   .      ,;���   i lature, and thev sav the people will not  v.-ii   ii hv   at cricke���-sinner,  shun  the ������        -.,,, .     .'  ,    ' .  1    - : vote on measures.   I his is true at times,  'nit the corresponding-fae.t is invariably  overlooked, tlmt often these things   an  Do    llol  wicked wicket!  Kor lo cm a boiind'ry ''foiircr" is the shortest  cul. to hell.  And you're safer spilling ifore   ilian in u'hacUiuu  up a sciirc���-  Kor tint pro is of the devil, and shall wit 11 the  devil dwell.  l,i-( us deify die siniier.  fur the Lord (ind love- a liidilei'.  ind the irospel is suspended   while we thrash  eaell  other  well.  per annum,   therefore,  is flowing  into  Los  Angeles   county   today   from  tlie  sale of oil alone, and about tin eighth of  that is paid to tlie workers at the pumps ,  , and haulers of  the  portable  tanks.    Aj  not worth  voting on.    They are  either ! vast force   is engaged in   the  nianiifac-j  trivial matters or else they are so am  : biguously ��� not to .say dexterously���  worded that they have either no vitality  in them or that vitality is extremely  liable, to be taken out by decisions of  the court.-. In fact judges and attorneys regularly complain that they cannot   tell  what these things   mean,   and  Uul  Uiis Spa nan nil l'.ou'> creed  has heel, limit I.,- )l(;il(jl,t.(j    ju<|���.���s    |1;,Vl.    .,<.<.,.     U,,oVvli     In  s,lil ������'-' l"'''li '������ ; completely change  iheij-minds within  of ,,ur uiriiuate inuti.lions with  r.-trard io , two week's'time on their meaning.     Is  l'1"'1''l'"1' lit   anv wonder   then   that   oi'ttimes  the  V'-- before we'd si^op io elieni him w.( would cm i ,1(.0))|;.   should   ,|0t think   these, things  him up and cat him !  And \vc wuiildii't slca]   his yold mines,   wlial  ev.-r niinlit befall.  lint when  there is no Boer  lie can'r want 'em any more--���  s.i w.f yel lliein Si|uare and hoiiesl after all 1  GKKAT'SST    WANT OT THK   AG IS.  This boasted ninteenth century of  progress, of social activity and of social  philanthropy has had many critics and  detractors. Plenty of men have tie  tected the hollowness of its civilization,  and the questionable nature of its philanthropy     They have seen that mater  worth   voting  on  v  The   fact  that, so  many  do   go to the polls and   vote  on  utterly unimportant niatteis  is k-itrj>ris-  iiu  Now, ii these things came I rem below  [ up. if the people could really start an  | issue from themselves, as they can in  j Switzerland, by the initiative, then we  j would have the real, vital questions  ,coniing up for decision, and their we  would find the people really voting- on  them.  What happens when measures are  disentangled from men and the people  have a chance to vote directly on chem?  Those who are interested in the. measure, vote on if     Those who are ignorant  ial progress does not mean human Imp -,i   ,; :��� - . .   .   ���        ,    , -.-   .    . .  pinks,  that  intellectual culture  is not, ��" !1' '��'" ��'ho arc not interested ... it, do  '. '        .. ��� .   .-���..      ....i-l not vote.    Hence there is an automatic  Lure of machinery lor the oil wells, and,  in quoting- these statistics in reference  to widespread benefits of the oil industry, some odd thousand street oil brokers and dealers in'oil company shares  must not be forgotten, for these -people  subsist, temporarily al least, upon the  indirect oil output One of the most  interesting oil lields is that of Kiiinnicr-  land, it; Santa Barbara couafy, where  wells have been dug out in the ocean  below high tide, and wharves are run  out from the shore upon which the  pumping machinery is placed.  .Wnen we consider the fact that the  export oil trade, of the I'nited States is  decreasing'; that the total shipments of  185 is were Ho,i'luu.Ouo barrels less than  those of 1..SP7, the discoveries of new oil  lields and the attending excitement ih  California will be gratifying It opens  up a prospect for the Asiatic trade that  this country will   undoubtedly'take ad  freights to the ("irient from San Fran-  eiseo will be considerably less than from  Philadelphia ���Mining and Scientific  Press.  Much of religion to-day is only respect for the. religion of ihe past.��� Investigator.  Cabins or Homes  liesidenee  lots   in  ...'   ..   NEW     DENVER  from$15 to $200  Outlying  Blocks   suitable  _Jor small  Homesteads -.,  from $200 to $500  Apply to���  W.M., I'ilOMLINSON,  Now Denver, B. 0.  Escaped the  Fire !  W. L. Jeffery  & Son  Tin- i'old and Silver.b.-weiry  I liaiie .lids.     Kind's.    Silver-  .VI. re.     ��i],tieal      <;  Tools ,,,'-..  nel  G.'W. GRIMMETT,  ^'o^l will I'm'd lij.m' r.-ndy i'..r  bwsiiicss tw-. do. >i s ali.ve the  ..ill   -land. Send   in   your  Watch \\-'.iii:.  am!  yim  will  receive the same  prompt al-  teiui'in  as hefi.re.  ii. W  f'K'IMMK'l"!:. Sand..n. B. ('.  Hill Bros.  .Manufacturers of  Workers in Tin,  Copper and  ', .Sheet Iron.  Air Piping and Mining;  Work a Specialty  Headquarters.   New Denver  CERTIFICATE OF IMPBOVEMENTS  UOSK    M Alt IK    Miiiersil ' Claim  WANTED.  SILVK.K-LEAD MINE or well developed Claims and Prospects in the  Slocan District.  ALEX STEWART,  Mining Broker, Nelson, B. C.  <;ai;ukn  AND FLOW  - SEED-  FinTIT AND  niiXAMENTAI  Hollies,    Roses,  REES  Rhododendrons,  Situate in the Sl.n.-.��:i  .Mining   Division of Weal  Kooienay  District.      When- lociaed:   South  of Mowicli claim . Carpenter Creek.  TAKK NOTICE   That   I.   Herbert  T.. Twiiw,  1     a^eiit  for James   II.   Moran,   Free  Miner's  Certilicate >'o. STiiMi'.  and  Charles   W.  Greenlee,  K. M. C. No. ,SH!n;n.  intend,  sixiy 'i-.iy* truinthe  date hereof. Ui upjilv I., tlie M*i::uiir IO-ciinter for  a certiiicrite of iinproveinenis. for  the   purpose of  ��� iblainin^-  a   crown   Ltraut of i lie above claim.  And further I'alce notice dial action under Sec,  .'IT must he commenced before Ihe issuance ..f <[i<'U  certificate of iniproi'cinenis.  Dated this 7th dav of .lime. i:��oo.  '     HKRHKHT '!'  TWHid.  KAVTON.Ml.   :, AI/roONA,  I'.ON   KNOT,  fCKCUKN,  and   TAWAN.OA   M in"r,i! < 'laiitis  u,  oil will have a'competitor in (California:  {he  same  thing as  moral culture, and   'I01 vottf-    Menee there is an automatic  that  the  mora? progress of the human I diseiUranelnsement ot the. ignorant and  race is almost brougTit to a standstill by i 'imntereste.l   hy themselves.    \ on  are  the  huge  spectre of  international dis-   "}���h inore likely, to ��-et a   proper  de  trust.    Whattheagewanteisootsome-  ��'>sion when  the posted and interested J  hotly to tell it that'there is -something   ,v,)te     A.s long as  no class are shut out  ro'tun  in the  state of  Denmark,'"  but    >;om voting, tins disenh-anelus.Mnent by  soinebo.lv to act as if  he  believed that   d.einselves ,s not injurious  41....... ,.-..1: I     Dmlor direct legislation,  il there is a  vantage of;-the  Russian ami   Borneaii | Shrubs, Bee Hives  and  Agricultural  Implements.    New 80-page catalogue  Bedding- Gut Plants.  M. J.HENHY.  .'Iliii.i \Vesluiin.-,rer K'oad. Vancouver. B. C.  HEWER & CROFT,  there was.  In short, what we want.is some indication on the part of those who know  the truth, that they really believe it,  and are prepared to make some sacrifices for it.  Let us for a moment ���'survey mankind troni- China to Peru/' Do we not  find that the best energies of the men  of all nations are devoted to the manu-  , facta re of machines for slaughtering  their fellow men, who have tlie same  right to live as themselves? Do we not  find that nations, even when not at  "war'" in the physical sense, ar�� still in  the habit of erecting- tariff harriers on  the boinidariers, thus preventing that,  natural interchange of labor which God  intended,   and insuring  the maximum  small vote, it will simply show that  either the matter is of small importance  or else that opinion is all one. way, so  that inauy do not think it worth while  voting because they are sure. This is  what actually happens in Switzerland,  where they have had direct legislation  for years < hie of its expresidents has  said that whenever the people are. vitally interested in a matter they come  out and vote, and that though some  things which he wanted carried were  defeated by the people, he found, when  he got some years off, so as to get a  proper perspective and see these thing's  in their true light, that the people were  always rig-ht, even when they defeated  , the things he wanted earned'. Thus in  ; February, 1898, over SO per cent, of the  Situate in the slocan Minimi- I ��i\ isimi, of West  Kootenay I.h.-tricl. Where located: On  I'.'i vtie Moiuilain. about 1J miles from lite  town of Sandon. B. C.  '[-���AKK N'OTJCK That J. Alexander Sproat.  ! aui'-nt for Ihe Sandon Mininir and Mil.liuir  Company. Limited Free Miner's Certificate  Xo.   ll:t:i:i.   in rend,    sixty   day-   from   the    date    hereof.   10   ;ipply.io   ihe  Mining   Recorder for  . Certificates ot   Improvement^, for the purpose of  ; oliiainiiiLt- a Crown   I'rant. of each  of  Ilie above  Orders   shipped  to  all  parts of" the ��� claims.  n^..-..-,*-...- m;ii    .,4-    v.���~j    .,*' And birther lake notice tliat action, under sec-  . 'ion :!7, must be commenced -before  the  is-uance  ..f.such Cerlilicale of Improvements.  Dated this ."-'.h dav of April. A.D. ]n0n.  ;'i-7 ' ALKX SI'ROAT.  and  Shingles  Country.'      Mill   at 'head  of  --"slocan Lake. ���  Postoftice address, Rosebery.  SiroSHONK    Mineral Claim.  To Builders:  Hauling- and Packing to Mines  and general' local business.  WOOD     AND     COAL     FOR  Tinsmith and Plumber  : Ma n u In e in re r of (lalvaniy.ed   Air-I'ipe.   I'owder-  c n I c- ' ThawfM's. Camp Stoves and all Uinds  =>AUC- 1 of Sheet Metal Work.  New   l>enver,   it.  C.  *r i n  AND   (iAI.V.VMZKI)   KOOFINC  SI'KOIAI/i'V.  of human exertion   with  the  minimum ! 1,e')rllar-v' l,     ���,. ���.        ,  .,  ruaulr? Do we, not find that the ihrone ; ���tevf. vo:wl 01' ,H' 'l.l,u-st,?1: '? *h�� ���� ,  of the world is occupied bv capifaliza- "'";��''^tion of the railroads of bwitsser- |  tio.i with its callus disregard for   all the    *������"������,:Ult! there was no ballot-box stuff- |  BRICK  ���KOK    SAJjE.  .IOHX   GOKTTtsCHK,  XKW nKXVEK.  I'e.rsoiinl attention ^-iven to all orders.    Kstiiuale.s  ���riven.   Moderate prices.   Mailorders  I'roinprly    altendod   to.  noble, aspects of human nature, that I'm j (1(mhr jf ^ ^^ ., 1;,:l.l.1,1Itajr��   has ever  its  sake governments are prepare.!  make war.  tlie law courts are prepared   .  to decide that black is while, tlie news- ' *" ,M,r ,-,llllin"v-  papers   are   |>repared  to   blacken    the  charactL'i.-   of   inoffensive!    tribes,     tlie  ing   to vitiate the   ligures,  as   here.  bt if so high a percentage   In  heen honestly cast in any large election  i     Let us take advice   from our   logisla-i  tors,   Ini!   not  government.    We. have!  church is prepared   to pour its  u.ercen-   r��m> flV'a>' W!th   t''^. "ii,hlle-nian  in re- j  11 -   ' -    - ' i><......  ]i) business,   in   most every eon- .  J.K. CLARK,  MINES  and MINING  Shop at present near Sandon Sawmills.  Sandon,   K.  C.  NOTICE.  \T��)TR'K IS HKREBV GIVEN thar. 1 Intend to  i\ apply at the next meeting- of Ihe Hoard of  License Commissioners for the Slocan Disl. ict for  leiive to transfer the hotel license now held hy  me al Slocan .liinctioii to S. A   MeMannis.  \V. H   LAMHERT.  Slocan Junction. May 17, tuoo.  1 Situate    in   the    Slocan     Miuiiiir   Division   of  West   Kootenay  Dislrict.     Where   located:  Adjoiiiiiii;-Ilie Chamhers and   Derliy  on (he  oinli Fork "f (.'.'I'pciiier creek.  - 'DAKE NOTICE that I.   W.   S.   Ore wry.   Free  !  I     Miner's Certilicate Xo. KlSCiK for myself, J. 0.  ! Dolander, Free Miner's Certificate No. mil, and  _^. . < diaries McXicholI. Free Miner's Certilicate-Xo.  If    VOU       Wailt      Dimension ;���.���<��� in-,   intend   sixty  days from the dan. hereof.  to :i|i|)lj' to the Mining- Recorder lor a Certificate  t-.        ���    , -i   r^ i ; of Im|ii-oveiuents. for the purpose  of olilalnintr  Lnrabei-. Rono*,*- and Dressed 'a.<>owuGrant,,f the-ahoy.-ciuiin.  ' .     And lurther take notice thai action, under see-  ; tion :i7, must he comnienccd  hefore the issuance  Lumber. Coast and Kootenav lofsuchcertiticuteof nnpnivements.  "   ;     Dated this Kith day of Mav. A. D.1!��ki.  -r-u ��� -i-^       i  i     i "W.'S. DREWRV  Ceil in a" and Floonno-, Double j ���       \^%;^rr,~~"Trr- _"'~  w ��� �� i UKTKOIT .Mineral Claim,  ���irwl      riveccpfl     r'\vi<:r     fWl-ir   ' 'CURRANT Mineral Claim.  ana   jLuessea   L.oasr,   teaai,! thistlk Mineralciah,..  T.       .. .,,   .    , ct, . I -MAKItV S.   I-KAOTIONAI,   Mineral  Claim.  Rustic,    .Sbiplap,    stepping, j    ... T . .... ,   .-,     . j Siiuaie in the. Slocan   Minim;- Division of West  Door Jambs. 1me and Cedar;     Koutenay district,    wi.ee located:   on  I        Howsou Creek.  poc-���.vc, AVi*nrl/\n- sif-H^c-   iTAKE   NOTICE   that  I.    Ilerherl   T.   Tvvi-g  UHSinOS, >VinUO\\ otlleS, |  1    ag;eiitforGeorye W.   Munites,   Free  Miner':  Turned     Work.     Brackets,  w  arv hlessings upon its  selfish  designs, i1"10"-.','-',-"1"!"^"' i'"   '""'  \'.'���",������. "-":'  in   ,    ,     ,,-, ��� , ,,  .. ..-.1 -.....: ...H. i  ......f.- ,  ;..  ..i... i  .?.. i.! i cei'u o| li I (>,  let us do a way with him 1 n | Kepoi ts, Lxaminations  and Manage-  iinil   Hatiomil   sentiment   is, alas:   umv        ,..,:., ��� i  1 politics by having the power to pass our i    . !  onh  too read v   to spill   ifs blood   in   the  < ii - ( *        ,       ���     , - ��� ,.���   ��� ,    ,, .  ���   ..    ������ ' .   . ! own laws whenever we ^ee lit.    In tins  way we. can  abolish political peptinoids  TORONTO  ment.  aholical   cause' without   regard   to  tin  land   take  only such food   as we need.-  1 Kit weed l'omci'iy.  on,  riKijis  oi.-  cam roi-MA.  An oil exchange  has heen formed in  rights or wrongs of the omirreL-* These  are some of the prominent features of  the present age. and they are .so familiar  tons that one has almost to apologize,  for-mentioning them.  Vet.  why -dtould familiarity with evil  slacken   and   dissolve   our    resolution  u.,tirwebecoui(!partof tin. evil itself ? ; T���* Angt,1;;S| wh^e fl,r .,��� ,K)U1. ., dav  1 hat is the. great danger-tie mill If ar- , th intt,rested meet and advance or  e-tit.sin   that   comes   trom   lamihar.ty  , (, nj, sh;n.(.s     HuU(lre(1s ()f  del-  Men talk ol wars  in progress  and wars j r, ^       . b(,.       estslbli8|1(!ti hevon(l the  ���iil'.mt  to be dec a led  with as inuch m-!oriffillal  oi| limits,. and dav  aiid  night  < itfereiice as it they were talking about ,  , unceasinglv   pumping  tlm weather or   the. theater.     I hei   idea :   n     ',,   .' (1   pi,,cipitons hills. tha7  ot   slaughter     eaitirely    escapes   then- ; ft f   v ,-s- '    wo   h  01)lv a  notice. ^ et the sanie people would be ; f liuillll.wl dollai,s emilied cheeks  shocked with .tlie details ol a sing e ; f iuuldr(Mi thousand are now ref,ised  murdor     for  murder on  a  wholesale       d      ,( v   is   ,        d      fc   f.,hllloUS  ncale thev have  no cnmjmnction     All : ,ll.jces  thosa.iie'thc inurders that  are  being i    Th^ conditioil is  Ullt conlined to Los  committed   by the orders of  lall.ble or : A       le     from Sun Diego come reports  corrupt governments with the approval, ���    f f7K.reasil   . 1)U ,indill/s.  inore or less, ol   the misguided peopl-.s      Six veai.s? r0 nu ellt��n,'.i8in,, in,|ivid  thev .���ul,.,a!e,lle..t.cali,,i.,oral texture ��� u.u h(; ^       -oj,       ���  . '  ,      ^       ^ .  w, I, the isolated cases which excite the , sjn      t,        j        7()() wo��� , {  .i.d.gnat.on ot ordinary c.t./.ens. W)Q, have been sunk      While some of  these   have become exhausted,   a great  NEW DENVER,   -   3. C  About Mail  Certificate. No. i!l!)7.*i,and Tlie Scottish Colonial  Gold Fields Ltd.. Free Miner's Certilicate Xo.  IHS.1)'), intend, sixty days from the,dale hereof, lo  apply to the Milling Recorder for Cel'lilicivtes of  -VT 1       t>      4- r>���., -1 :,, ���   I Improvements, foi' the  iiurpose of obtaining; a  iNeAVel      POStS,       Hand-SaWinO', !c,row���(irantofea-hoflhe.!hoveclaims.  j     And farther take notice that action, under sec-  n, .   vr i       i->      i       cm. ' tion 87,must he eomuienced hefore the issuance  I urned Veranda rosts, btore - of such certiiieates of improvement*.  ��� I     Dated this 17th dav of Mav.liion  -r^ ^ Tv \f       i I '    HER'BRKT T.TWIUG.  Fronts.   Doors,   Yv mdows  or i   1 l..��.lc����vi t-w.    r.��.k*��vi����\v     ri'n.i..t.Hin      All*l����..  !       and  Kopje  Fraction .Mineral Claims.  | Situate in the Slocan Mining I'ivision of West  Kootenay    Iiistrict. Where      located:  i Ahont one and one ha!;'  iiii'es  south of Xew  ! Denver.  i'pAKK XOTli-K Thai I.W.S.  lire wry.  actiiif,'  j  1.    ��s a ire i it for Ihe  Xorihwi-si   Mining  Syudi-  j care, Ia'niited. Free Mi -'s Certificate Xo. 13!'"ii,  I intend. sixiy day> Iroiii the date hereof  ; t<> apply in Ihe Minium h'ecorder for a certificate  io.' tnipiMvenieiits. for ihe purpose of obtain  I f'iiii- a C.rown urant of each of the above claims.  , And furiher uil<i-noiiee thai aclion under sec-  '. tion :->7 n.usl be commenced hefore the issuance  j of such cerlilicale nf improvements.  :     Da led this.'Id day of .May. VM-:  j W.S. DRKWRV.  Glass, write to���  Nelson Saw  & Planing  Hills, Limited  Nelson, B. C.  LIMITED  F.-ra Wished lsn.*..  Pfl  Vi  JL  uying  Send name and address  for Catalogue.  Dolly     Yawl en     ;in<I      Kiisi<-n  (laiius.  .Mineial  dnir   i iv;-i .u, of West  W'ill'l'e   ine-ile'ii:   At,  the  U   and   X. ith   Fork  o f  E. M. Sandilandsi  i  I  Sandon, B, C. i  i  Notary Public   |  i  Insurance & Mining Broker j  YVe fully a|Jineciate every difficulty that out-of-town customers  are likeiy to luive. and our Mail Orrier I >e|iartnient. plans all its  methods with the idea of removing whatever would tend to make  buying by mail tedious or unsatisfactory 1-Tonipt.ness, the chief  feature on which hinges the successful Mail Order equipment, is  first, last and all the time the keynote of our service. New Silks  and Dress Goods Samples ready.    Shall we send you a range?  ADDRFSS MAIL ORDF.R OKI.'A hTM KXT.  W. A. MURRAY & CO., Limited  17 to 27 King; St. East,   10 to 16 Colborne St., Toronto.  1  iluate in the Sl..ci. *  Kootenav flisiiici.  h.-.-td ..f'Wil.-..-,, ci-  Carpenter.  \AKF. Xi-'TICK That I. ('In.--. M ��� -u'e. of Kasbi  icriim.-is ii,..-.-.- f.,i- .I. M M.riiii. F. M.C.  ::i.;>ol A. Alfted R In.isou.F M.C. l.'l-TIS B. A.  W. Wriidtt. Fi'e.- Minei-'s Cerlilicale Xo. B.lMTfiO  and W-'illinnt Aslimr- Arnold F. M. 0. Xo.  1.'J:17'.> A. intend, sixty days In.in Ihe date hereof,  to apply to He- MininV Iv'eeorder for a Certilicate  of Improved i cuts, for ihe purpose of obtain in,i: a  Crown Cram of each <���! tin- above claims  And further take notice ihat action, under -ec-  tion :J7. iniisi he coin me need  before tlw issuance  of such Ceriilicate of Improvements.  Dated this LV'illi dav of April, num.  .-!���;. ' CHAS. MOORK. I'. I.  S.  Tiie guilt may he more ditllcitlt to  localize, but if is there. Kvery one of  these murders is eoniniitted in violation  of the prineiple none the less true because it is recognized���that the highest  interests of the. people of all nations are  i'leiitical It is- a principle written  clearly on the. face of nature. Kngland  tu-iliiy. for instance: cannot injure tin;  Boers withoiii injuriii'j: hersel'l". The  war that will anuiliilaie the two republics will, also cost Kngland tin- lives of  10,0; io or .Ml.Hi io of her subjects, 'ind  i what is ef more importance to the cap  ilalist mind, for blood is cheap in these  days of foolish patriotism i f.Viii.ooo.noo.  In ihe same way a nation cannot enrich itself hy trade with.ml enriching  the nation with whom it trades. I'o'n-  den taught the Knglish people t he soiiuii  doctrine nf the. independence of na I in ns,  and with remarkable success, too. fur  his time By bis efforts he brought  about gruater freedom of trade between  Kngland and France, to the mutual  benefit���till political ambition stepped  in and usurped the place of common  sense���of both countries  There is. in short, "o natural quarrel  between the Merman and the Frenchman, between the Kuglislunau and the  Irishman, between the .'.u^sian and the  I'ole : the interests of aU alike, being to  live and let. live. Hut there, is a natural  quarrel between me and the man who-  be he foreigner or fellow countryman ���  takes away my right to live, or prevents me. from' buying and selling with  inv fellow niiiu in auv part of the  w'irld  War has its uses,  in this world, but it  must be a war not   for the   furtherance  nf personal or political ambition, nor for ���  vi'iio-caiice.   nor   for swelling  the. gain* '  "fciU'iral. but  for   the defense of some.  C"XSI*I/I'IX(.   MFTAIJ.CIiCIs-r  MIX1XC  KXdlXF.KR  The Clifton House,  P. (I.  flux .lilt.  I'oriland, Ore^iin j  ; many are still running, and new wells  are   being dug  at the  rapid   rate of   at  ; loo a month. A procession of tanks is  ever on the move, from the oil districts  to the various city manufactories: (dec- ;  ! trie light machinery works and railwas |  shops carry this valuable fuel. :'>!. bar- I  rels of which  is equal to one ton of  soft j  -coal.       The   lia.se   of    California   oil    isj  asphaltum. its average gravity is ab:ml ;  lo degrees, il is a   thick, black oil.   andj  nlie   of   the   best   fuels   yet   discovered, i  Its liv-pi'ii'lucls entei   into the   lubricai-!  ing nil, for painters, printers and other j  trades, and t he asphaii ion. after ihe oil i  has   been   extracted,  can   lie    used   foist reel    paving-:      indeed,    the    ancient  Mexican who inhabited   these regions a  hundred years ag-n used it. for rooliug.  Advises un r.iines.   iniuiuir   prnperli.s  audlheii  w-ji-kiinrs Claims,     I'rospeels.    nuil  M ines st--eked:   < 'omiianies oru'a n-  , i/.ei|.     Capiial   fiiiuisheil,  I ia< ample .���icconiinoil,\ii. .n- f..r  and airy, and the limine l.'o  Saiuple Room-- for ('i.niiiien-i.-  lai-L" u'iuib"|- "f  Th,  .vided   with  i", "rs-'hin  Sandon.  rooms an- lar-ri  :   ill the market  Traveler-.  John Buckley, Prop.  Canadian  "Imperial  Limited"  Service Cor the year 1000  will lie ''ominenced JUNE:  I0TH.       The    ������Impepial  : b'F.A t I i F. MA XI l Fell I'l.'t i.M 1S1 \C SII.VFI,'  i.i:a n   I'Rui'Kb-riivs.  J. VV. 3ALMA1N  CIVIL ENGINEER,  ARCHITECT, ETC.  Limited "rakes you  ('untiiieiii    in  !('  e 11 a 1  Cl'l iss  lot IP  I Li'<' -  I'.   II.    I'.ON   17o  SAX 11 .i.\.   Ii    C  First=class  NKW DK.VVKIv,    li. <;.  Pi'ovitlos ample and pleasant; accommodation fori he tr.-ivtding public.  Telegrams   lor  rooms   promptly attended   to.  HKXRV STKCK, - -        - - Proprietor  lied  Attended by a Spec-ialLsl'  Hours 0 to 12::-50 and 2 to 5  CI  day.-- wiihutp  It is a solid \-estilu  train, luxuriously ei-nip-  ]ied wil li e\-ery possihlc  esscniial lor ihe eomt'opt  a-nd eoii\*enienee of pas-  seipe-ers. Ask     your  friends   who ha\'e   Ipjiv-  uii it. op address  �� c  Latest and best method  of testing  Eyes  i.. p.  \V. F.   And.-i  K. .1. !'..> le.  A. I  .AKKK'I T.    \-ent   N.-W   ii,  ,:v.  ���ii.   '1'i'av     I',iss.   A-t..   Nel-.i  r. Au;  V.-. 11  Ne\\- Denver, B.C.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  I'd and frmn F.urnpeaii points via Ciin.-.diau  and American lines. Apply for sailing lat-r,  rates, tickets and   full   information   lo  anyi'.  'ieai'lv  (  lefiiie'l   human   ri^lu   wliiei  i .is  PATENAUDE BROS.  e||'l;| ir.'-t'l'P'  We have   too man v w;i r��  An Rx])ert in eacli depai'tnient.  Watch iiiHkcr.K.  .Iimv^U'i-k,  :m<l   OptichiiiK.  MM,SON,  K.C  Best ireals   in   the  city- (..'oniforial-le   rooms-���Mar   rejiletc   wit  Lit; no rs and Cigars-I-est service tlipine-'iniit.  A  .1 vCOIiSON & CO .Props    R.V i\K'-nl or���  the best, of  (t. i;. (-AKRF.TT.  C. I'. R. Ayent. Nov IIciim-i.  W. 1'. F. t'uiiiiniiiirs, ,'.t. S. .-. Aui.. \\ in nine!" PHE LEDGE, NEW DEiWEK, B.C., JUNE 14,  1900  Seventh Year  THK   SI'OILEIl    CHII.11.  1  M.-V   1 am the  Spoiled child.    I am  The only one and 1  Run rhe roost.    When  Want anything 1  Veil and I keep on  Yclliiitr rill I am  Black in the. face and you  Bet 1 fret it.    They  Da=sent whin me because  I was ,-iek once and  When I j.ret whipped I have a  Fit and they're a'l  Afraid I'm jjroinn' to die, but  I 'aim.   Vou could n't kill me  With an axe but  Thoy're not on and it's  A trraft lor your  Life.    In tln-  Moruiutr I have a  Clean white waist on and  1 fall in the mud aboul  Eleven times in the  Forenoon just to show I  Am hot stiili-.    When we  lla"c-company 1 sit in the  Parlor a ml say  i Hitrajrenus thinirs just t"  Make my nml her sipuriu and  Call me a dear little  Hoy and tell me there is some  Cake in the pantry and don't I  Want il V   ' di. I'm onto the  Ropes and the flies  Don 't rrost nn me very  Ofien.    Every little  While I fall o'll'the. '  Chicken coop or the  Back porch jn=1 to  Keep the  Stock of company up l"  far.    When' T can  Get the  Cow to bill' me with her  Hotfoot I am solid for  I'ie for  A week.   1 am  Smooth I inn and when 1  Crow up I'm irohiir to be a  Politician or some other kii:  A confidence man and  Jay the rubes.    Lookout !    Don't ynu  Lay a linger on me or I'll  Holler and you'll  llave- our whole family for  Seven jreucrations hack on  Your neck!    I'm a  Tender plant, and I've  U-ol to be protected like the  Best of our  Infant industries!    I5xcu.se  Me, there is a  Tom eat over there and T  Guess I'll soak his  Tail in kerosene and  Set lire to it before  Sunday school, so  Good day!  ���Bismark Tribune.  CONDENSED ADS.  that the eight hour law is not accept-j  able in the mines.    The more ambi-1 _  tious want, to work 10 hours and get j. ���'"" ,,    .  "7.J,       m. ..       l    i -t    ���    i,, k������,.-. '���       Coiideused adverltsements,   such   a-   tor sale,  $3.00.    They contend that eight hours i w;lI1ted, Lost, slaved, stolen. Births. Deaths.  don't    keep   the    men    OCCUpied    long*] M;irriaf.res. Personal. Hotels. Le^-.i],.Medical:,etc.  " ,        Jr,, -  -.,. j      ���i���������7.    .He niscrlcd when   not  ,-xcee(tlu<;- iu  words lor  enouerh.    They aritt aiound  saloons ,.,:, t.,.llts ......i, s, <,.,���,���,���,:   Each ��v<- words or less  and  acquire  the   habit ot dt inking-1 "v--'* - ''���"'���'i* *���-* liv ������---���"��������� additivnai.]   more than is good for them.   'It is also jjmGr^LT^      ~  held that the ambitious miners who ���           ���   want to increase their pay by increas-   \?   ���-^ii^stik.^l. �������� ^j^ Z  ing their hotll'S Of   labor   go   to   Other    E\-.:ry Kritliiy at Siiv..-i-lo... ti  ^  M.  c.  C.   I... 15., 'Un'irister,  ! j..,.,      -. .,  . ublic       Sa*ndou, 1". C.  I Ilraucb i lliiee at Xe.w  Denver every Saturday  lUtl JIM K'I'.T.  ilicifor. Nun. r\  HOTELS.  Ill-:   LlvLAXn   JIOI'SE,    Xakusp,   li.   C,  provides t;oe.tl aecoimiiodati..|.s for travelers.  .MKS.  McI'iU'oaLIi.  1"  'jUiK  Ai:i.i:��;T(��X. HIITKI.,   Sloe an city  I     is headquarters for Mininir  and Coniinerci.'i  Mill.    lil'THlNi: &   Hkxdkksun.  Jff'OR,   S^T-iE.  states where the conditions for making-  I more money  by  day's labor  better  ! suits them.  i    In   Montana -miners'   wages   are j  about  the   same   in   every   mining ]  locality. Underground miners re-!  j ceive their $3.50 per shift, while a  I number of others, working less labor-  I iouc and less exposed situation, take  ! a little less, but on the whole the  | Montana miner carries tlie blue ribbon  ! wage scale among all the states, and  i the state has the best miners in the  I entire west. As a rule they arc  j sober, reliable and thrifty: Those  : who have families support them in  1 good-shape and educate their children  | at the public schools without incurring costs thev cannot bear. The  I'Montana miner, though receiving  i maximum wages, is  exposed  to the   ~.i\  '���:xvkcoim--s, with your name -miin  i ��� -j- v ....     ,    a    A.. ��� ,^^,.c- ���; t)\J    dres- primed thereon,  -i.-ul toauv.iddri.  I maximum   discomlorts and  dangets i ^o ,.,,,���,,.  Tin-: lkw-k. x.��w Denver  ' attending   his  vocation.    He  treads i ���'���;     ."m".::"M""���''"'""...'.- ;_L���  I no primrose lined pathway to the  I depths w och take him to his daily  I labor.--.Mining World.  A  T  I>W1-;!.C1N<-   AMI TWO LOTS in New  Denver.    A)iply al Tine LKix'G Ofliee.     tf  ifiK    'l'A-VSTKKAK'      IU'1 1.1)1 NO    ..ml  lot in Sandon..    Address, Tin-:   I.,r.i>t,i-:. New  Denver.  Established in Nelson 1890  I am now on deck to tell my, friends "I am still alive.'1  My Stock is Up-to-Date  My Prices are Right  I Guarantee Quality  , I demand the Lakg'jsst axd Latest stock in B.  C, which 1 want you to know,   and  don't forget tlie place.  Headquarters for  Watches, Jewelery and Diamonds  The Famous KARN Pianos  EWING MACHINES  ^JKVKKAL   TIKirSAM)  O    Till-: Lkix'J-;.  .id nt.'Ws|>a!ii.M'.s, at  P'R^nsTTIISTa.  Raymond Cabinets for.  .Wheeler.it Wilson for .  Domestic for . . ,���   White for   Standard for. . . . .'   As we only employ   the   most, expert watchmakers and jewelers, all work guaranteed.  All orders   by   mail   receive   our   prompt attention, at���  $45.00 jaC  id of  STOPIN^    WITH    MACHINK    DRILLS.  A recent paper bearing- this title,  written by B. L. Thane, appeared in  the Transactions of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, calling  ���attention to the greater economy of  power drilling over hand work in stop-  ing. In Canada the majority of the  ���toping is done with machines, while  the reverse is the case in tho United  States, a fact which is perhaps not generally known   in this country.     In spifco  of this the costs of mining-are generally  higher here than there,  a result due to  the difference in skill of the workmen.  There have been cases in Canada where  miners  from Colorado and Utah, working-   by single hand drilling- hare ad  vanceel drifts more  rapidly than  Canadian  miners using- machine drills  in  other parts of the same mine in exactly  similar   rock.    This   means   that   the  western  miners   not   only   were   very  expert drillers,  but that  they were  so  much better trained in the art of blast  ing- that the total length of holes drilled  per unit volume of rock broken was in  their case less,   which   shows that out-  Canadian   miners   have   something-   to  learn  regarding the. proper location of  shot holes     That our  milling-costs are  so high  in mines using- power drills in  stopes shows again   the   need of'more  efficient training- of the. common miner  in the principles and   practice of  economical  setting of   shot  holes.    In  the  North Star mine  in  California,   where,  with hand stoping the mining costs had  been brought below 75 cents per ton of  ore lifted, machine drills have been introduced to reduce expenses. A similar  change has heen made in the Utica  mine. Mr. Thane reports that in his  own work in Alaska, two men using an  Ingersoll-Serge-int "Baby drill" put in  regularly 40 fe��t of hole a day in hard  quartz, full of slips and seams. This  wan done between the hours of 9 am.  and 1:30 p. m., leaving still sufficient  time during the shift for the same  miners to do all their own timbering, to  build their own chutes and ladder-ways,  to shovel away the broken rock, and to  keep the pla'jtj in ship-shape order. Fie  does not mention the system of breaking adopted, but it is presumable that  he was breaking to benches It is  curious that this system has not been  employed in any of the mines in Central  and Eastern Canada. It admits of the  most economical use of dynamite, and  keeps the mine in better condition. It  is a system   which was so early evolved  in milling practice on account of its j will sometimes burn without exp'lodin^ ,  manifest advantages, that it is difficult j .but the starting of a single drop of the  to account for the fact that in a mining'! glycerine it contains, either by exciting-  region of large extent the true art of j ih'e crystal when it is too old, or the  stoning should have been practically j melted drop when it is too new, is what j  l-tsi It emphasizes again the need of; doess the mischief  oreaiinsr a body of properly trained;  mine foremen, which can be accomplished by requiring them to take out a  license, to by issued after suitable demonstration of fitness.���Canadian Mining  Review.  WACKS    Ol--    WRSTMIIN     MIN'KKS.  SCIKN'CI'*     AND   ���.*MIMN<-.  An earthern dam ,7U feet high   should  uive'a top width of 20 feet,  A four-inch iron pipe io'yards long-  will hold about Ml pounds water  A cistern or tank, inside measurement  D-l feet diameter. 1'J feet deep, will hold  200 .barrels.  Colorado mines n\n\ mining property  are taxable It is the customary rule  to assess a producing mine or claim on  one-fifth of the gross proceeds of the.  preceeding year.  The forty-nine incorporated companies on the Comstock have levied "assessments 'aggregating SSO.dfibjOUU, and  have paid in dividends an aggregate jf  Sl'Jo.000,0011  It were idle to discuss any claims for  circular shafts in metal mining in this  country; the rectangular shaft has long-  been proved to be cheaper, and more  efficient and convenient.  Pure metals are tasteless; when  united with other bodies the combination has a marked, and usually an unpleasant, taste. All the metals are  cou)bttstible,except the precious metals,  gold, silver, platinum, osuium, etc.  Whenever or wherever, in the United  States, local inining regulations or  State mining law conflict in any way  with United States statutes, the latter  override all else. In mining matters  the federal law is supreme.  There is probably more possibility of  economical and satisfactory working in  the gas engine than in any other form  of power for. the miner. It can produce  and furnish power iu regions almost inaccessible to any other form of applied  energy.  When a nugget is freod from the  parent rock by the disintegrating agencies it has angular form. It is washed  down to the gulches and gradually becomes subrounded By some accident  of erosion the gulch placer may be disturbed, and the nugget, again" moved  and still furth r reduced in size, find its  way to the tundra deposits. By the  shifting of the shore line it may subsequently be exposed to wave' action,  ������ round down still smaller, and event-  uallv be borne to sea as flake or flour  gold.  Nitrate of lead is the cheapest disinfectant known that fulfils its intent. It  does not, however, prevent putrefaction Chloride of lead is much more  ���effective iu all directions. It is made  by dissolvingra small teaspoonful of  nitrate of lead in a pint of boiling water,  then dissolving two teasponfuls of common salt in eight quarts of water.  When both are thoroughly dissolved  mix the solutions. When the sediment  has settled there will be two gallons of  clear fluid, which is a saturated solution  of chloride of lead in water. A pound  of nitrate of lead will make several barrels of the liquid, and costs about 70  cents. -  In giant powder over a year old the  glycerine, in it is liable to crystallize  after that time, and the presence of a  crystal in a stick of powder makes its  handling dangerous A scratching of  that crystal, a jar of the stick, or a rub  hing of one stick against another is  likely to produce, an explosion. The  best powder is that about six months  old. Before that time the glycerine is I  liable to be soft. There is also danger  of getting new powder too warm and  melting the glycerine A drop falling  an almost imperceptible difference will  at once explode, and its concussion will  be enough   to   explode.    Ciant  powder  does smack of infernal   monotony.."���  Philadelphia Kecord.  One of the best examples of the  great inventor Edison's wit is recorded. A gentleman reuiesenting the  building committee of a city church  called to see .Mr. Kdison. Tlie committee had been unable to decide  whether to equip the church with  lightning rods or not, and had sent to  secure Mr. l-.dison's opinion on the  matter. "By all means, "said Edison, "put on the rods. You know  providence is sometimes absent-  minded."  When Archbishop Trent was dean  ol Westminster he declared Canon  Cureton to preach at the Abbey on a  certain saint's day. On such days  the boys of Westminster school attended service, and after service had  the rest ol the day as a holiday.  While the canon, on the morning of  the day of which he was to officiate,  was looking over his sermon at the  breakfast table, his son asked, in a  tone vibrating with anxiety, "Father,  is yours a long sermon to-day?" "No,  Jimmy, not very." "But how long?  Please tell me." "Well, about twenty  minutes, I should say. But why are  you so anxious to know ?" "Because,  father, tlie boys say they will thrash  me awfully if you are more than half  an hour."  Before Retiring-.  No matter how busy you may be,  you should also attend to your toilet  before going to bed. It is not enough  to throw off your clo-*her. and jump  into bed. You must have some warm  water and give your face a good wash.  This will give you as much rest as  an hour's sleep. You should also  brush your hair wlrch will make, it  grow thick and glossy, and also  smooth your nerves. Finally you  must drink a cup of hot milk, weak  cocoa, or even a glass of hot water,  and eat a biscuit or a piece of cake.  After this little supper you may go to  sleep without fear of insomnia, and  in the morning, at awakening, you  will be fresh and hearty, and very  glad you are aiive. If possible,  never place your bed against the  wall, or, at least, pull it out a little  at night, so that the air may circulate  around you freely during- sleep.  FRESH EGGS -  Choice Lemons,  30c dozen  Swift's OMAHA HAMS, llic  1.50 lbs. Chickens for Saturday.  I ha vi; a few Sniffer Si-wini:' .Machiin.-t in ,o.ll on  I easv tLM-ms. Address-  1847 Roger Bros'  Knives, Forks and Spoons, always on ham  Don't foi'ftet the place, at���-  The Jeweler,  NELSON, B. (J  California  Wine Co.,  *��� --NELSON, B.C.  Wholesale  Dealers jno^'  Choice Wines  and Fragrant  i igars^ ^*~  Write for Prices.  Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenav  The largest and most complete stock  in Kootenay.    Prices away down.  <k/*V ���%^^%^%^^k^%^^%^-��  fWADDSBROS I  J PHOTOGRAPHERS J  f VANCOUVER ano NELSON,  B.C. ^  The Miners  Exchange  The only liist-class hotel in  Three Forks  Nelson Hardware Co., "  SOX, li. 0  Brewers of Fine Laerer Beer and Porter���the best in the land.    Correspond-  solicited.    Address���  R. REISTERER ���& CO., Nelson, B.C.  f tonic Cooking and best of  aeetiniinodaliiins..  The  Hugh Niven, Prop.  ise  .JZjLw Lvl  ^   Aylwin  This Iinlel is near Hie Enterprise, mi Ten Mile creek, and  ��� convenient t'> travelers to  and from (lamp Manslield  and Snuiirjfler mine.  G-eorgo Aylwin.  NELSON HARNESS SHOP  He.atlinia rrers lor  Harness, Pack and Stock Saddles, Aparejos. Collars, Bridles  Whips, etc.  J. M. LUDWIG  HALL ST.  NEJjSON.  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  0|K  L  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against (ire. Rates ��2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE &  PAP WORTH,  Proprietors.  Nelson  School of  Business  Short Hand and  Typewriting  Second Term now open  THE BUDGET SYSTEM of BooU--keepinK and  Business is unrivalled bv any known  inefhod of Ofiicc Practice. '  WE TEACH IT  TOUCH TVPEWItiTING (fivos one-iinarfer  hiuher r.-it.e of speed than tlie antiquated  Si.U'hl System. WE TEACH  IT  STEXOCKAl'HY and PROOFREADING onin-  hined   for  tliosa desirous of  training  for  newspaper work  For terms anil particuhus apply I",  KATTRAV & MERRILL,  Victoria Block. Nelson. B. 0.  NOTICE TO  J.BL McGregor  B. A. Se.  PROVINCIAL   LAND Sl'RVEVOK  and MINING ENGINEER  I will now sell  Solio.        Films.  Kodaks at  American prices.   Send for prices on  anything von want.  (i. S'i'RATHEARX. Kaslo, B. 0  Get your Cigars  at the Cabinet  Cigar Store in  Nelson. c*.b. matthkw.  i  FRED J. SQUIRE! 888888S  Nelson. B. C. ' DR. MILLOY.  Merchant Tailor. nrMT  Slocan, B. O. !,,FuI1 Line "f s"it[n��? a,1f  ,\ I 1 roiiserino-s a)"ravs on hand.  Correspondence. Solicited.  1ST  ROSSLAND.  Mf'HT    AND    IJKKEZY.  .Mined-.s deserve and generally receive fail* wages in the western mining- states, but the watres are not  uniform bv any means. The cost of  living, of rent and  of  fuel   vary  at  places, but the work is about all  thej Mam -plese   excuse   Willv.  same   hard, dangerous and confining j did  .   h      b     Q ()f trow  In California, where all the conditions,        , T, ��� . '  climate, cheapness of breadstuffs and | -1-1 r keP him home to wash an mend  rent favor the underground worker, j them, and Mrs. O'toole's cow come  t;hey receive $2.50 for 10 hours' work, j and et them up off the line, and  that  -r     xt >-   -i   :a  ci-��> <~\n i���..   in  Tutor: "Vou know, of course, that in  Christian countries ancli as ours a man  is only allowed one wife. Now, what  is that state of things called?" Pupil:  "I know.    Monotony!"���Punch.  A teacher in a certain school recently received the following note  from the mother of a boy who had  been absent for a day or two:   "Dere  He  J. F. Delaney  New Denver  Push!  Push!!  Push  on; coiisKT dki-aut-  MKNT   IS   ['P-Tn-DATK  IX   ALL   STVLKS   AND  P PICKS.  In Nevada they are paid $3.00 for 10  hours' work. In Colorado $2.50 to  $3.00 are paid for 10 hours' work. In  Leadville. which has an altitude of  10.000 feet, $3.00 are paid, where the  workings'.re wet, for 10 hours. place is getting  infernally  monoton-  Hi Utah miners  receive  $2..*>0  for   l "���        7 . .  eight hours'work.    It  is  understood  <"'�����*���    fIftl'es   'fned  soles   again  toil v both the employer and employees, day."    Frank: " 'Fried souls?'   That  awt to be eggscuse enuff, goodness  nose. Yours with respeck.���Mrs. B."  ���Tit-Bits.  Krank:  "The bill   of  fare at  this  Its push! push!! push!!! a little  beyound what nature intended  or can stand, that ruins so  many eyes. Work neyer kills;  it's overwork ���neglect - abuse  that impairs any organ of the  human system. The man of  middle life no longer able to  read with ease and comfort at  the ordinary reading distance  ���the. man who foolishly refuses  his eyes aid when they thus  demand it. is pushing himself  into serious trouble, from which  a pro per 1> adjusted glass  would now save him.  PATEXAUDE  BROS.,   NelsOll.  Opticians. Kefraetionists.  Fred. Irvine & Co.,  NELSON, B. C-  MILPINF.PY���API. TH!  LATKST ST V LPS A'  FOWKST  PUICKS.  Why send Past for your Dry '('oo-ls when   you   can purchase from us am! have them by next day's mail, at  prices AS   LOW,   IP   NOT   LOWPU,   than   the   Departmental   Stores of the East?        We have one of the��  largest stocks in all   departments   in   the   West ��� Pultons,   Sheetings,  Linens,  Dress Goods,"Silks, White-  wear, Corsets.   Gloves,    Heady-made   Shirts,   Costumes,   Carpets,   Ploor   Oilcloths, Linoleums,  Curtains,  Window Shades. Etc.        Write for Samples and Our Prices.  SOLE AGENTS FOI  PPTTEH.1CE  PATERNS,   ��  THE ONLY RELIABLE  ! 1 Fred. Irvine & Co., f M  NELSON, B. C. I  EN'S    FURNISHINGS  A SPECIALTV.

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