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 Volume VU.    No   ?35.  NEW DENVER,  H. C, MAY 31.1900.  Price, $2 00 Year  m^^tr^sm&s^is^ s<s ssasaasss^^  ��a  $% He and Mi  rvi  Potts Tell Why He Should be Elected  to Represent the Slocan  . in support  of   Mr  that    Mr.   Carter  SC u i! i I I  sssssaass SS ss sse^ssssss^sas  It was a very fair ami impartial crowd  that gathered in Bosun" Mall Monday  night to hear George Kane open his  campaign in New Denver. The. speech  making was lively and interesting and  thoroughly appreciated by all.  The! principal speaker of the evening  was F. 0. Potts, a .gentleman, of fat,  faith and forty, who eloquently laid it  into the opponents of the Hon. Joseph  Martin, and paid his respects in an  especial'way to Hon. Carter Cotton, ex-  premiera Davie and Turner, theSemlin  government and the members of the  Dominion house who fathered the  C'. ��� w's Nest coal lands steal.  J. Irwin was called to the  chair  and  announced the program for the evening  as laid out by the speakers.    Mr. Potts  on   arising   to  speak   made  the  usual  flattering- reference to  Bosun   hall  and  thereby set the  pace  for  the  evening.  He said he was there representing' that  .politician and   statesman   .Joseph   Martin,   who,   though   condemned   on   all  hands, was an  honest  man,  a   man  of  courag-eand a preponderaneeof intellect.  He should be judged, not  by  what  his  enemies said of him,   but  by  the  platform upon which he stood and  his   past  record in this province, and   Manitoba.  It had been said that Martin was a  bad  man with a good  platform.    Mr. Potts  assured  the audience  that  he  was as  good as his platform and if returned  to  power would bring order out  of  chaos  and place the Province on a substantial  basis with a government that would be  dominated by an   honest  man  of  business and common sense.  The speaker took up his leader's  platform clause, by clause. In doing: so  it afforded him ample scope to bring in  the usual campaign stories of public  steals and political corruption, and to  show how "Fighting Joe" had uprooted  dishonesty in this Province and Manitoba, and done all manner of g-ood to a  needy but uuappreciative people.  deferring to the eight hour, law h��  said that, since the settlement had been  arrived at in the Rossiand cam]) between the mine owners and workers,  there was no need of the question being  submitted to the people, and that it-  would remain ��� upon ��� the statutes as it  now stands. He promised that Mr.  Martin's government would re-enact  anti-Chinese laws repeatedly until the  Imperial government should lie forced  to allow them. It must be done, or else  the Chinese and Japanese would crowd  the white man out of every line of  industry. He cited how, on the coast,  they are building and operating1 fishing  canneries, saw mills ami like industries,  and it is estimated that. -25,(ion of the  almond-eyed celestials will be brought  into this province, this year, lie explained that the Seinliu government  was one of weakness, because the head  could not dominate, but was dominated  by such people as Mr. Carter-Cotton and  J II. Turner, "the friend of the Chinaman  At the close of Mr. Potts' address.  Police Magistrate Carney, of Kaslo,  took the platform for Mr. Creen, half  an hour being allotted on the program  for Gree'i and Keen speakers^ Carney  tore Potts to pieces in a few minutes.  Me said Mr. Potts had said a great deal  about land steals, coal steals, corruption  and dead men, and how the Hon. Joseph  Martin had spent his political life, in  doing good, but all this was not to the  point and was only said with the apparent purpose of throwing dust into the  people's eyes. If Mr. Martin was such  a'great and g-ood man, how was it that  Mr. Kane supported Mr. Turner in the  last election? The speaker said that  he had voted and worked for Martin in  the last election. He believed he would  do for this Province what he had done  for Manitoba, but he failed utterly to  bring forward anything but trouble.  True, Martin had the ability to dominate, but more in the fashion of the bull  in the china shop     He wouh'  Potts, he said. had. had his will, had  had his way and had had his say and it  pleased him, but he failed to prove anything against the Semlin government.  Carter-CottonVi or anybody else The  credit of the, eiglC hour law inusl he  given to another Martin, not the" irrepressible Jot; It was introduced in the  legislature by Mr. Martin, of RoBslaml.  He (Joe, Martin) was in favor of reopening the question by submitting' it  to a vote. This is wrong, said Carney.  The. question is. settled now, and it  should be left alone, The man who  fought for the law, upheld it throughout, and stood by the working-men is  the one who represented the Slocan at  Victoria the last two sessions, Robert  F  Creen, the working-man's friend.  Mr. Kane followed Carney in a  char  ac.teristic speech that slowly but surely  emptied the hall.  "You Jill knows who !   be,," said   he.  "I only state my  position   for  those  to  whom I am a stranger.    1 am a trades  man:   served my time as  a   mechanic:  built several sawmills hereabouts; came  into the Kootenay with a pack   on my  back.    The first thing Mr. Carney says  is   false:    lie- is -used   to  saying   false  things:   has said   them   so   much   he   is  hardened to it and does not mind being  told about  it.    He  says   I   worked   for  Ketallac last election.    I defy any man  to prove it.    I   worked   for   Mr.   Creen  up to  two  weeks   before election   and  then   quit   and   kept  my  mouth   shut  thereafter.    1  quit,  because Mr. Creen  violated a promise he made   me.    That  promise was that   he  won lei   not  assist  in any way, if elected, in  the  effort-  to  place Mr. Carter-Cotton at the  he-ad  of  the government.    lie. came to  me  and  told me that he  would not  be able  to  keep   the   promise,   but asked  me to  work for  hun  just  the same.    This  I  recused to do.    I kept my mouth shut."  Mr. Kane then  proved,  to  his  own  satisfaction   at  least,  that the parties  behind Keen and Green were working  with the same end in view���his defeat.  That was the all important part of  tin!  campaign.    Both   his  opponents  were  Conservatives, whereas he was  a   Lib  eral      He explainer  Potts'   statements.  Cotton   and   the   Seuilin    government  weft' rcs-ponsihlo |',.j-   the giving   away  of coal hiuds   on   Vancouver   Island   to  the-. I Minsmuirs and others, that  he   had  been acep.iaiuled with  thc'fne-ts   in   the  case- for years and could remember that  "the- Meditation' had  been going on for  years, there has been continual Megita-  tiou,'" for all of which sorneboeiy somewhere  somehow   oppe>sed   to   Hon. Joe  Martin   is   responsible.    He   said    Mr.  Keen was nor sim-ere   in   his   aelvoeacy  of the eight hour la w,   that  he  was  no,  friend   of  the   laborer   and   would   not  look   after   his   interests.    Neither was  Mr.   Green.    Green's   record   in   Kaslo  was   taken   up  and   Mr.  Kane  shewed  how he- had been   mixed  up   in   everything-   bad  anil contrary to the rules of  honesty, whem   he   was  mayor of   that  city     Mr. Kane fought  him   on  all  of  these points,  and   proved  conclusively  that   while   ho   (Kane)  was   mayor of  Kaslo he was the working-man's frienel.  When his opponents, Keen and Green,  we're1, mayor they both e-eild decked   the  working-man, Keen even  going  so   far  as to allow   those,   who   were   prior   and  unable to pay their taxes to work  theui  out on a   public   work   then   going   on,  allowing them to   work   one  day   more'  than was necessary to   pay  i heir  taxes  and   then -lircing-  thorn,   retaining   the  value of the extra day's work (?;-3 OP) for  poll tax. , !t was an easy matter for Mr.  %  Parson Sanford's brother from Boston  is now .honk-keeper at the Star.  Over loii people attended the, Kaslo  celebration without provocation  Local dealers could.not dispose of any  blackjack in Silverton on the-21th.  Willie Cliffe-. is now an actor. His  elad is looking for another journalistic  tragedy.  Mrs. H. Giegerich, mother of Giegerich  brothers., tlie'.el in Warren, Pa., last  week.  Mrs. E. F. McQueen died last Friday, j  The funeral took' place at New Denver j  Sunday morning. |  I'neie Joe Thatcher is in active! com-'  mand of the boozerine department at!  the Plalycon Springs. I  George Roger is watching  ore at thej     The Vancouver will be a shipper in a  .Ruth-mill.    George is all right, even jfl few days,  lie el id come from Sarnia. |     Carl Hand, of the Payne-, is making- a  J. M.Harris and   Frank  Sewall   are   Hying trip to Butte.  0  <sa  Camp Gossip Concentrated for the Benefit of the  r-^ Paid-TJp Subscriber.  OK  .LDCAI,    IN'TKItEST.  Powder is S7.iy a case in Slocan.  Ore- is being sacked at the Smuggler.  Ore is being packed from the Hewett.  Tho Enterprise shipper!  -20  tons  last  w(>��  Kane to prove beyond ;> doubt that he-  was r.h(! simon-pure article���the only  friend tlie! laboring man hail !i!l"t, and  with his deleat the star of justice would  fall to (he earth, kersiuash !  In conclusion he, assured his hearers  I hat, although a loe-al paper liar! accuse'd  him of mui'de'iing the! QueenV English,  they would nvve-r have- occasion to he  ashamed of anything lie would do if he!  wore'elected to the legislature. "Led,  mo murder the Queen's Kngiish, if I do,  and draw up a law in bad Kngiish at  the start, it will be smooth enough when  it goes on the statutes and it will have  good horse sense in it  Kr.OAT    FROM     SANDON.  fighting- a literary duel in the local  journalistic image-breaker.  The K. & S. railway should reduce  their rates. They are 'too high. Probably Joe Martin could do something in  the matter.  T. (!. ' Stuttz and his troupe of Sandon  amateurs met with much favor in Ross-  land play ing, "Was she to blamed' It  is not likely she was.  The Phoenix, of London, are prompt  in paying fire losses E. M Sandilands  is agent, and IS days after the fire his  company paid Sandon losers nearly  $1(5,000.  James Barton, express messenger on  the N. & S , who fell through a trestle  on the night of the great tiro, has been  taken to Vancouver for surgical treatment.  HOSPITAL    NOTES.  Mrs   Funk has gone to Seattle.  John Buckley will open his new hotel  on the loth.  There is room in the Slocan for a live  hardware (inn  The re-survey of  Reco  street  is  not  likely to take place.  W.   W.   Fallows   will   camp   around  Windermere this summer.  Van Bombii, a section hand, is laid  up with rheumatism in the arms.  Joseph Thomson, who had his l.-g-  broken at the Sandon fire, will be able  to walk next week.  Frick Norden, of the Enterprise, has  a broken fibula sustained in a scuffle,  at Sandon last week.  Fre-.d Buchholz, steward on the Slocan, had an ulcer on the leg that confined him to the hospital for a few days.  G. R. Graham is down from the  Marion with a badly bruised leg, caused  by the hanging wall dropping on  him.  The Imperial Limited express on the  C. P. R. will go into action on June 10.  Defeated candidates can get east in a  hurrv.  Bill Maxwell looks well in his uniform  of 1,-rwn tennis white.  Cory, Allen and Ward have resumed  work on the Eclipse.  Two men are driving an upraise upon  the Reco-Goodenough.  The Wakefield shipped (30 tons of  concentrates last week  There will be a Keen and Green  meriting Saturday nbdit.  W McMasters shot a, large black bear  at the Hartney last Friday.  Boitx.���In Silverton, on May 25, the  wife of J. M. Beneduin of a son.  A crosscut to tap the Payne ledge is  being driven on the Tom Jones.  Tin! government reserve dance held  Thursday night realized about $40.  A. L. , Thurston has purchased the  Fairy Queen group on Trout creek.  Mat Matson has sold all his interests  in the Slocan and gone to Cape Nome.  II. T. Kingsbury is now mining  engineer for the Warner-Miller company.  Mr. Murdoch, assayer at the Payne,  has taken up his residence in New  Denver.  W. C. Lawrence, A. O. Ostby ami  others have moved their families to  New Denver.  Come and see the snaps in fishing  tackle, etc., at Nelson's drug and book  store this week.  M. Gintzburger, manager of the Ajax  Fraction, has gone to England in search  of capital to work the property.  Donald, better known an Dan Mc-  Gillivray, died of smallpox at Sault Ste  Marie last wee-k He was one of the  best known railway contractors in the  west, and scores of friends in the Slocan  regret his death at the age of 43 He  leaves a wife and four children tei mourn  the loss of an excellent husband and a  kind father  Mrs. Butler, Mrs. A. J. Shook and her  daughter, Mabel, after a brief visit to  New Denver, have gone to Rossiand.  Frank Griffiths and Alex. Ferguson,  have been gp'en a contract to sink a  ��� 50 foot shaft on the Nepawa, 'I en Mile.  Twemty tons of ore are being packed  from the Kilo ��� to Lemon siding. The  ore runs high in gold and is being sent  to a Colorado smelter  The Hartney and Marion are showing-  great improvement. Development  work is going steadily forward and  large ore bodies are being exposed.  The Bosun shipped 120 tons this  month. The mine is in shape to greatly  increase the output if desireel, but  Manager Sandiforel prefers keeping the  shipments on a uniform scale.  Several picnic parties enjoyed May  24th in the woods close to town. The  weather, however, was not favorable  to out-door enjoyment. A largo number spent the afternoon at Silverton.  If we wait long enough the hot wave  will stop at New Denver. It may bring  perspiration, flies in the butter and  other troubles, but one'man in town  will smile when it arrives. His name  is Williams, and he sells ice cream, on  that end of Sixth street adjacent to the  blue waters of Slocan lake.  A good deal of prospecting is being-  done around Rossiand, and many good  finds are reported. Business generally  is picking up and the inountainers are  looking forward to a good season, and  have every confidence that their city  will again be the live and hustling place  it has been in the past.  There are many reasons why a man  of the stamp of John Keen should be  sent to represent the Slocan in the  Provincial Legislature. He is firm,  decisive, fair-minded, and understands  the needs of the section. He is a  fighter, and will get what he's sent  after. The Mainland wants more representatives like him.  Tho   Kmily   Edith.  It is stated in London that the Emily  Edith group of claims, near New Denver, will shortly be noato.d as a subsidiary company by the. New British  Columbia Development Corporation.  The vendors ask a little over $270,000  or the group. The capital of the new  company is to be <.'75,oon, ;n,,l ���f this  amoiiiit ,L'2P,Oiiii is to lie set a-ado as  work ing capital  AVa-   IN  ���iriTli-.l .  ��� lack Kirkup. ot  Ros-^.nid. wim i< collector of votes,   gowriiineiii   agent   and  several ot her things,   must   nave  sonic  minor in bis compuMiinn alter ali. sons  the',  Givtmwond   Tina',-..      Yesterdnv a  i we'll   known   legal   genilcnian,   who   is  i acting   in behalf of the Cbinte of  a man  wiio  died   some   time. ago.   receiver!   a  otter addre>.��e;d   to the', deceased as follows :  Jear Sir :��� -i inn to   inform   you   that  ! objection  ha:', been taken to   vour name  ; remaining upon ilie   voters' list   for ihe  ! .fossland    riding   of     West    Kootenay.  i upon   the ground  that   you   have   been  j deael for   sonie'tinie      You will   kindly  el   me know  by  return   mail   ivhether  you are dead or not.    If  you arc deadi  et   me know  anel    I    will strike  your  name  off,   but   if   not.  of  course  your  name' will remain as it is.     Yours truly,  J.  KlIIKPl'.  wav   or   bust   the   government.      Mr. I iJii]>i>r(:<.'ju,ilnV (lot-tin  <>uv   Xotk.���The- Snnd-Mai-tin ( Josophus Rij^ii-ia) is a, species of swallow, anel  is e'onse<]uontly  noted   loi  capacity.     It Builds in edifl's ed' sandstone. Boring holes often wineling in their course (to get around   political   oBstructions. j     It-   is  )Is;and is not atVaid to tackle a, sparrow-lia-wk. a Scinlin. or any other bird of prey.     Its eggs are- live in number,   pinkish white,   with   an   almost  wallowing  a   lighter.  )f red   ( rouge,   i. c. Grit, i ��� Wood'  Natural History, page  it:  n the excitement of election time do  not overlook Williams. He is not  running- for any office, but he keeps  the sweetest candy this side of Rose-  bery. ('all in and ask John to show  voii some of it. THE LEDGE. NEW DENVPJR, B.U., MAY 31,  1900.  Seventh Ye/p.  rapid  COLLECTION  OF  WAGES.  EFFICIENT  AND,  PERMANENT  CIVIL SERVICE  COLLECTION  OF  DELINQUENT  OWNERS' SHARE  OF ASSESSMENT  To the Electors of the Slocan. Riding, West  Kootenay District:  GENTLEMEN:���  Having received a. number of requisitions from the Business, men. miners and prospectors in our two cities  and in the various towns in this Riding-, asking me to consent to contest tin's Constituency ;it the forthcoming Election. e>n the  iith June next, in the interest of '-good government."* and. having been honored with a resolution of the Conservative Convention  held at, Sandon on the i'th of May in which they unanimously endorsed the selection of myself by the business men. miners and  prospectors, I have, therefore, great pleasure in accepting the task of entering the field in the interest of "good government."  and promise, should J'be elected, to do my duty as faithfully in the future', to the best interests of all Hie coinnninitv. as 1 have  in the past (luring my term of office as a .Government ollicial' here1.  The- number of platforms before the Electors at present is legion, and for that ���-.reason I de> not -propose to add to  them, but simply say that I agree with the platform of the Provincial Conservatives pa-ssed a| New Westminster, and which has  been freely considered by the Conservative's of Slocan.  My political creed is so well known by those who have dealt with nic during the last six years as Mining Recorder  that it would be1 superfluous to say anything-about if were it not for the number of new. residents in the'Riding who do. not know  me so well, and for their Hakes il will perhaps be well to set it out:  Py  Political   Creed  i. I believe that the people should be represented by giving one member to  a   certain   number of persons hi cities, large manufacturing centres anel  extensive ruining camps, and one member to a smaller proportion of persons in agricultural, fishing anel  cattle raising communities, anel that women who  are so inclined, shouM have ecjual rights with men at the polls. The'Voters' Lists should   have  simpler  and  more  efficient machinery employed to  handle them, and all objections should be sworn to. '."'''  2. I believe that trails can be built in large numbers by prospectors under arrangement with Mining Keconlers for application as assessment work.  Many a sale has fallen through for want of trail accommodation for horses. Trunk roads should be built and we'll drained, at the expense of the  Government, and companies of free miners aielerl to extend them. A competent and efficient Road Inspector and Manager should be appointed for  executing anel organizing the work and taking charge of tools, etc., for. maintenance and repair in the early spring time.  3. I believe that an efficient mining man should be appointee! as Mining and Machinery Inspector in each of the Districts for the freejuent inspection  of mines.  4. I believe that one more Supreme Court Judge should be appointed with headquarters' in West Kootenay; [that the Small Debts Courts should be  enabled'to try any action to recover wages, to garnishee same before judgment, and rapid execution to follow judgment, as there is, in most cases, no  defence in such actions. -.���,���.  5. I believe that the people should petition the Government to pass a labor law governing all the industrial classes, with penal and arbitrarv clauses  and power to incorporate as separate bodies representing carpenters, mechanics, miners anel all other trades, se> that each organized body would be the  representative of the trade practised by its members. I say petition, for such an Act, for it is my firm opinion that all important measures, such as this  should primarily emanate from the people by petition.  6. I believe the eight-hour law should stand as it is in the interest of peace and prosperity and tliat the general labor law should extend it to men and  women of all trades; also that the hours of store attendants should be shortened.  7. I believe in the adoption of the principle of the Government owning the railways, in so far as the circumstances of the Province will permit.  S. I believe that the Mineral Act should not be touched, except to cut out the contradictory sections and to authorize Mining Recorders, after sixty  days' notice, to sell delinquent co-owners' interests for non-payment of their proportion of assessment work, on the same plan as partners, in Sec. 67 of the  Mineral Act.        Applications for Crown Grants should be advertised separately and not in bunches.  9. I believe the Land Act should be amended to allow persons to purchase small areas of laud for market gardening for the raising of vegetables,  small fruits, etc., for home consumption while fresh.  10. I believe that the Education Act should be amended to enable cities to' educate their own children anel have an opportunity to enter into  competition with each other for the employment of the best imparters of knowledge for general and technical schools, and thus relieve the Province of  much expense.  ir.      I believe that Cottage Hospitals and well-trained medical men should be liberally aided by the Government in thinly populated districts.  12. I believe the best advertisement the Province could have is to show the world a prosperous, progressive community, and a heavy export list  published weekly by each paper under official authority would speak for itself.  13. I believe the influx of Chinese and Japanese subjects into this country to be a distinct detriment to our future welfare, but it can only be dealt with  by this Province through the Dominion and Imperial Governments; this matter should have the immediate attention of the new House, and steps taken  to obtain Dominion Legislation with the assistance of the Imperial Authorities, whose united efforts would be the consolidation of the British Empire for  the benefit of British subjects.  14. I believe an efficient anel permanent Civil Service should be maintained by special act in this Province.  In conclusion I ask all electors who believe in my political  creed   to  give   me their votes anel influence on the day of  election.  JOHN   KEEN,  KASLO,   B.  STABILITY  OF  MINING  LAWS.  EQUAL RIGHTS VI  AND l*J  EIGHT   HOURS ft  FOR ALL L  OPENING  OF  ���COMMUNICATION  BY TRAILS AND    JQ(  WAGON ROADS  ^<~>*)wr~>H  A    HOY'3    MOTHER.  My   mother olio's 30 irooel lo me.  Ef I was irood as I could be  I cotileln't hi: as jroeiel.    No, Sir..  Can't any boy In: as irood as her!  Slic loves me when I'm mud or frlnd ;  She loves me when I'm good or bail:  An' what's ilie fii.iuic.sb thing, she says  She loves me when she punishes.  I don't like her 10 punish me ;  That don't hurt, but it hurts to see  Her cryitju' ��� nen I e-ry ; an' nun  we both cry���an' lie trood iipiiin.  She loves 1110 when she cuts anel sews  My little coat and Suneliiy clothes :  An' when my pa comes home to tea,  She loves him 'most us much as me  She laiurhs and tells him all I said,  An' oralis me up and pals my head :  An' 1 hiifj lu-.r and hut; my pie.  An' love him purt' uiirh much us ma.  -JAMES WIJITCOMK  RI1.EY  WHRN    I.OVE    IS    DEAD.  When love is dead no man and woman  should live too-other. Thousands thus  live in misery because, some parson has  mumbled words over them supposed to  bine! them together until death. Here  i�� �� wail from a lady, intelligent bin  haunteel by the superstitions of creed.  It is written to a deicteir in one eif the  United States cities Common sense.  should teach her to obey her nature.  anel be happv. Otherwise! she will always bo in a living- hell  ���'I was an orphan child only fourteen  years old when I married. I have  reason to believe, that I was deceived  fi-om the: be^-iiiiiino-. alihoiiji-i) my hus  band was very kind to me until about  four yew rsaji'O He had then completely  lost his manhood and became' very  jealous, cross, fa nil finding, cold and  indifferent. This treatment almost  drove inc mad. I would jie.-t upon my  knees by his side and swear that I was  true, and he"/ him to love me I did all  in my power throierh kindness to makw  him kive me. I prayed < W.j'i without  ceasing, to restore: hir, le>ve anel conli-  dence. but all in vain.     He grew worse  day by day. He told me just after outmarriage that he had led a fast life and  how he was afflicted by having been  diseased: he told'me that this was my  fault; but a good doctor said it was not  my fault. Later he admitted his fault.  My whole, heart's desire was for a child  or two, but I elid not let him know that  it grieved me.  When we were married we were very  poor. 1 work eel hard and economized  until we were worth about ��10,000.  While he was mistreating me my eyes  opened and I saw that 1 was doing- all  the work while he elid nothing. I (put  working, this displeased him: he began  to talk about me to his friends, saying  that I had lost all interest in everything; that 1 was dissatisfied anel lie  'know not what aileel me. anel that he  did not intend to do much more for nitt  I've h:arned to almost hate him. I  tried hard to overcome this, but could  not.    I (Irani to hear his footsteps.  I am twenty-nine, years old and my  husband is lifty-four. About one year  ago, a young man visiteul us: we were  we;ll aciptaint d: he saw bow I was  tresated anel I told him my whole sad  story. lie: was so kind anel sympathetic  that I learned to love him anel our love  is mutual. He went away and I tried  to break off from him but found it impossible I am healthy anel affectionate'  and long U> be with the one. I hive. I  will toil you my father's ad vice; but as  he has always be:en unkinel tei me and  persuaded me into this marriage I elon't  feel under any obligations t.ei take his  advi'.-e.  He said lo me. "Von have worked ;  hard for what you have, so live with j  your husband in spite of all. If he'  t reals you coldly treat him the same, |  but endure it and enjoy what justly be- !  longs to you  It seems as if I shall lose my reason  if I live, with my husband inu'-h longer.  l>nt I IVhi- (iod and the scandal "f a  sepai-atiem. 1 am a member of the  I in ptist e I uirch and always tried to serve  God, anel I fear if I get a divorce and  marry again, (Joel will visit me in his  judgment. Them again I think that if  I should marry again I may yet have a  family of my own, live happy and ask  Goers forgiveness. I don't see how that  sin could be greater than the sin 1 am  now committing by hating my husband  and loving another. I cannot love my  husband any more anel it would be  worse than death to give up my lover.  God knows I've been true, faithful, and  all that a wife could be. I did not de-  serve his ill treatment. Now I hate  him for marrying me, a simple chilel,  after hehad ruined himself and then  accusing me eif doing wrong when I was  innocent.  I)c;ar doctor, elo tell me  what  is  best  to do under the circumstances.    Do you  think Goel will condemn me if I separate,  and marry the one I love?   A doctor of  this place advised that I  live  with   my  husband anel be as a wife to   my  lover.  But this I will not elo.    I shall keep my  character   until   death.     Should   I   do  wrong, 1 would be more miserable than  1 now am.    1 want to elo Goel's  will   as  near as possible,    but  if  1   knew  Goel  would forgive me I would   soem   be  the  wife  of my   lover.-    I   know   the.  bible  teaches,   'Whom   Goel   has   joined  together let no   man   put asunder.'    But  surely Goel did not intend such   unions,  because He said, '.Marry and   replenish  the earth.'    Anel   I   am  wife  in   name  only.    From my youth I had hoped   for  at least one child of my own to love and  be loved by.    When 1 see a fond mother  and baby, my heart aches to think that  I must die childless.    .My husband  anel  I live; as strangers, under the; same roof.  When I lovetl him dearer than my own  life, and 1 saw he was growing cold and  indifferent,   1   humbled   myself   to   him  and did all I   could   to retain   his   love, j  He scorned me, and   dreive   me*   to   hate j  him.    Hi' is held in high este;oin  by   all j  who know  him,   but   it   is   beyond   my j  power to love him.    I've, tried with   my  whole heart and soul and asked God   to  help mi! love, him,   but  all   in   vain.    1  have a tender lecling for   him.     I   wish  him no harm.    But I believe 1 shall die:  soon or lose my reason if I have to   live,  with him.    If I should die while   Ip-intr  with him and loathing him as 1 do, my  s-oul will lie lost If I should cpiit him  and marry again, will (-bid forgive me?  Please let me know what you think of  this."  Tin-  Aiillii'Mi.  As an example of the: way in which  an anthem can be renelered by a modern  church quartet, a New York observer  gives the following: The preacher had  been exceptionally, prosy, and, having  passed "tenthly" and the third and  fourth "in conclusion" anel "finally,"  the choir sought to give expression to  its relief in this rather sensational  maimer:  The soprano: "I feel like hel "  The tenor: '"I feel like hel "  The basso: "I feel like'hel "  The alto: "I feel like hel "  Together: "1 feel Hlc�� helping some  pooi- soul !"  Quite unnecessary to say that they  felt just as they stated when the sisters  anel brothers got through with them.  (inc. of the companies whose; steamboats ply on the Great bakes has a  standing rule that clergymen and  Indians can travel em its boats for half  fare. A short time ago an agent of the  line was approached by an Indian  preacher from Canaela. who asked foible transportation on the; ground that  he was entitled to one, half rebate because he was an Indian, anel the: other  half because he was a clergyman.���  Youth's Companion.  "What are the young in en doing in  the apartment where the type is assembled?" inquired Kditor Sheldon of  the Topeka Daily Capital, as the hoy  reached out for the last revbe. ������They  are. takiutr'up the- usual collection, sir"  '���Verv i:-ei(id." r'ivc minutes later a  grimy-faced urchin, with a two-quart  pail, slipped out into the alleyway ���  Kxchange.  Her lovely hand, so lily-white.  So plumply shaped and roundly.  Dropped like a silver star mi night  And spanked the baby s-.umilv.  ��� I letroit free Press.  Escaped the  Fire I  The (Sold and Silver Jewelry  Diamonds. Kind's. Hi 1 ;���-  ware. Optical Gooels and  Tunis ��,r-  G.  W. 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Nakusp.  1> a comfortable hotel for travellers  Mrs. McDougald/  J. E. Angrignon  The Leading  Bosun Block,  New Denver, B.l ^  Seventh Year.  THE LMJttE, NEW DENVER, B.C., MAY 31   1900.  avs  Interesting Story of  Railway Construction  in the Mountains  The following short story appeared in the Province of the loth  of February 189(i. The. tale is by  Mr. T. G-. Farron, then and now a  resident of Vancouver, and is well  worth producing :  We are now some five days from  Montreal���several hours late���and  as the train rolled slowly towards  Kainloops, this wasjThej eloejteir's  story:  The first job I had afterjleaving  the hospitals was as surgeon on  construction   over   this   very road.  . Jt was a. rough country in those feire work had Dcgun.  (lavs. We had thousands of the  toughest men round us, the. very  scum of the earth, and with money.  A man may In? .rough' and violent,  may be naturally- a. hard ca.se. but  lie is under a certain reserve' when  he   is   broke.      He   must  himself to get   a.   drm  money   in his   pocket  am  evil   in  him coiiies out.     Let  as their  rougher brethren.    There  were  missionaries. . toe),   who   did  what they could among  the men.  One,  the ���Catholic   priest,    Father  Riley, whom I must tell you about,  for-.-he is in the story, was the most  popular man  on the1 division.     He  was a, graduate, of  Tri i lity col 1 ege.  Dublin, and  with a. bare touch   of  the brogue." a. highly educated gen-  leinen.       He hael   been .connected  with a.  city parish in the east, and  was ordered to   the mountains   for  some throat trouble or another be-  When it did  begin, you c;m imagine the sudden  increase  in   his   parishioners.     He  had   Indians to convert, before : he  had wilder than Indians  to preach  to. or to try to preach to. now.  Father   Hi ley and    I    got to   he  nimble great chums.     If there was an   ac-  Irink.     But  put j cjelent  in the outs or an explosion  all  tlic  him  a.nd there, were many. 1 would generally find Father Riley when 1 got  feel, while he1 jingles the coin, that: there, or see him conic before I left,  he can get drunk on his own merits, I Hi. was a singularly charitable  that he1 is   independent, of  the bar-! man,'and never failed when  a. call  tender, and he becomes a. demon.  Kainloops was not the worst  town on the. line. They built  through, and it only lasted some  months, but while it did last it was  a howler. I have seen by actual  count over sixty men, 'lambs,' as  they were called, dead drunk lying  on the street. To own a. saleieni  anywhere on the right-of .way was  to own a mint. That place we are  parsing now, the 'Central,' was  bought e>n the third of the month  for 82,000, and had earned its purchase price by the 27th.  Of course Yale was the (ion-  tractors' headquarters, and the men  on the tunnels for miles up turned  in there for their sprees, but it was  at the end of the section. On pay  day Kami oops got the laborers from  either side. The' contractor paid  on the 10th. and from the 1.0th to  the Loth or 20th there was one wild  orgie.  one   grand   drunk  around  in  every saloon   in - .ivam loops,      inc  constables  kept  what  order   they  could, but what could a. few officers  do   with  ii.  beat   of   some  several  hundred   miles.     "Assaults,    with!  intent to murder,"   were  ordinary)  lights  along    construction.      Men j  might  be missed   for a  day or so. '  but what of  that?     They    might  have got   their pay and tramped it  down the line ; they might have got  drunk  and  rolled into   the rh'cr :  they   might   have   been beaten   to  death and thrown in. nobody cared  much���there was no one1 inteivsted.  and by the next row the-y were forgotten.  With   the   laborers  came  gamblers and other .thieves, para-sites, of  both sexes,  to get sonii' part or the  whole of the men's earnings.     The'  saloon   keeper   got   most   of   their!  memev,    perhaps,    but   there   was j  enough   left   to   attract   the   other j  crowd and make it worth while'  to j  take-the trip. j  It. was   whe'i!     work   was    ncarj  Kainloops that possibly the   lowest  specimen   of   a.   man     I   over   saw i  i  drifted in.     He bad  a. woman with j  hiin.     It is hardly worth while say-!  ing wha.t   she was.     Angels  didn't ;  follow coir ; ruction   in   those days, j  certainly   not with   his kind ---anyhow, she was belter   than lie. and.  of  course,  supported   him.     There j  wore nia.ny others in the town   like';  her. hut hardly   any so   lost    to a-ili  doevnev.  so low.   as   he  was.     lie  had   not even   the redeeming   trail  of physical courage.     She was soon  hanger-on   around    a    dance   hall,  whilst   he   got all   the   money   she  made, spending it as fast as he got  it.  Of course there were many good  and respectable people in Ka.mloops  anel other places along the line1, but  they kept to themselves ; residents  of the town who were there before  the railway, clerks and time-keepers, engineers anel officers of the  construction company, even many  ���honest laborers : but I must say  they were not so much   in evidence  came for assistence. Small-pox  broke out in the mountains at one  time and the best nurse I had was  .Father Riley. Barring some Sisters of Charity, whom he sent feir.  lie was about the only outsider  around the pest camps..  He became,- as I have said, very  popular, I might say loved by the  men, and had great influence over  them all. I know he was the only  man from Yale to Donald who  could stop a. fight regularly started.  lie used to'act too, I believe, as a.  sort of hanker for many of his  countrymen. He would coax and  wheedle, yes and bully, money out  of the men, and religiously save  and keep account of it all. If he  could get the address of a, mother  or wife of any one of them, away  went the cash to, her.  Fattier Riley had an intense horror of drink, and.   though very re-,  served, he once told me  why.     "I  had a .brother," he said, "who went  to hell through drink.   It was after  I had left Trinity and had gone to  Maynooth.    He was in   a bank in  Dublin  anel got into a wild crowd,  drinking   and    worse���if there   is  anything worse.     it eneled   as you  might expect, and it took  much of  his poor old father's fortune to save  him -from prison.     He got another  position in the  country,   and   this  time it was a forgery.    The arrest  killed   his parents.     He escaped in  some way and disappeared.    I have  never    heard of   him since.      (rod  grant he' became better,   but  I   am  afraid, afraid."  That was the only time I ever  heard him mention his private affairs, and I respected hiin too much  to trouble him. Poor Father Riley,  he is dead now. and 1 a.ni telling  his-story.  ,, 1 think 1 told you abemt Strickit  and the wennan. He would get all  the money she had day after day,  a.nd. getting properly drunk upon  it. beat her for more and beat her  horribly. I was called in several  times to dress wounds inflicted by  him, and 1 had him arrested twice.  But the next day she: would swear  the fellow never touched her���that  some one else: Intel done it���so what  could be done? I even tried to  have' him run out of town ; but. as  I was told, if he .went she would  follow and meet him somewhere  else, the ea.se was hopeless.  Construction gangs were all this  time working away from Kainloops,  and the town was getting quieter  and quieter, though almost imperceptibly so. Money was hardly as  plentiful as  it  had been and   was  more difficult, I  suppose, for this  poor wretch of a woman-to get.    It  was either  that or Strickit needed  more.    He was drinking harder, it  may be, than formerly, and seemed  to be unhick}' at gambling.     Anyhow  the   rows between   the pairs  were continuous.    The woman was  always cut or bruised   somewhere.  He wanted money badly, and when  he couldn't  get  it,   he   beat   her.  They roomed just'above the bar in  the '-Central."    The emd came on  the, ltfth or 14th.    The'paymaster  was a day en- two late that month,  and arrived about 9 o'clock on one  or other of  those dates.    He -had  had a hard few days of it, and was  about played out.    Strickit was at  the end  of the bar when   ..zmith���  the paymaster-���came in. and heard  Smith  ask for  a room.    The proprietor told him thai, he had better  take the parlor, as he supposed  he  would, sit up all night anyway.  "All right," said the paymaster.  ���'But I am dead tired and apt to  fall asleep. That assistant of mine  fen-got the time sheets at Looney's  and has gone back for them, so I'm  all alone. Who's going to run the  bar to-night '?".  "T am." said the proprietor.  "Then I.want you to give me a  call every hour or so, and see that  I keep awake and all's safe."  They settled this a.nd Smith went  off to his watch. To his watch over  thousands of dollars and amongst  scores of riotous men.  The idea took hold of Strickit  then. Why not rob the paymaster ?  Aye, why not rob him ! The fellow  was a. coward at heart, but crazy  for the money���Smith would stay  awake, and had a revolver ; he was  known also as an absolutely fearless  man and would fight for his trust !  Strickit wandered around the  town growing braver a.nd the plan  more feasible after every drink.  "By G���." he said to himself  about midnight,   "I'll  do   it  and  make Nan help."  When he ge>t to his room he was  half drunk   but kept up by the excitement.    The parlor occupied by  the paymaster was next door.    The  woman   had not got home yet and  Strickit was getting  worked   up in  his solitude more and more.    When  she  did come she hael  ne> money.  He coaxed and bullied, but she had  none.     He abused her. told her she  was keeping it for herself,   but still  she had none.   Money he must have  and his thought grew upon him.  ".Nan," he said in a. whisper,  ������come here."  Nan walked over and 'sat beside  him on the bed. "Nan, Smith the  paymaster is in the next room with  the pay."  "'Well," saiel Nan. "what about  it?".  "Let's rob him." said Strickit,  still whispering.  Nan started up, "No. no. Harry,  not that? I'm bad enough, but not  that.     Besides he would kill you."  "Not much !" said Strickit. a.nd  he told her of what he had 'heard  down stairs. "We'll wa.it till the1,  boss comes up and .goes back, then  he'll fall asleep sure-. I can turn  that lock and tap him with this"  ���showing a sand-bag���"and we're  O.K.: Oiood God, Xa-n.' there's'  thousands, thousands in it."  There seemed to be something  good in the woman. She prayed  and begged him to give up the idea,  showed him the only way to touch  him at all���the danger of it. Told  him if he took the men's wages they  would lynch him���but to no purpose. He wanted that money and  meant having it.  '���You stay here, I'll go down to  the bar and watch till the boss  comes up a.nd goes back, then I'll  come."  He went down, and drank just  enough to make him more ugly and  determined.  In a short while Nan,   I may as  To the. Electors of the Slocan Hiding of   enforce the law as it stands.    An mime-  and  immediately  to proceed  with   the  ��� the West   Kootenay  Electoral  Dis-   diate enquiry will he made by the Min-  construction of a railway on   the south  trict : ister of Mines   into all  grievances  put  siele of the Eraser river, connecting the  Having received the unanimous noin-   forward   in  connection  with its opera-  Coast with the   Kootenay district, with  ination of the   Liberal Convention held   tion, with a view of bringing about an   die understanding that unless the other  amicable sett lenient, if no settlement railways now constructed in the Prov-  is reached the principle of the refe.ren- inee give- fr.ir connections, and make  dum will be applied and a vote taken equitable joint freight and passenger  at the geneial election as to whether arrangements, the Province will con-  the law shall he: repealed.    If the law is   tinue this line to the eastern boundary  in Sanilon on the 18th day of May, L900,  and deeming it to he absolutely necessary in the: interest of the people: of this  Hiding that there he elected a representative: pledged to the principles of  justice anel good government anel work  inn  sustained by tlm/Veite it will be retained   of   the.   Province.     Proper  connection  in accordance!  with the. platform of  llP011 the statute book with   its penalty   with such   Kootenay railway  to the ls-  the: Hon. Jos Martin, as enunciated by  him. and pledged to the support of. the:  (.iove.Tiinieni: and believing that the  interests of the roiling masses are. paramount to all others 1 do he'.reby pledge  myself to advance and protect the interests; and rights of labor anel to support  the platform of the lion .Joseph Martin,  which is published below. But as the  cause's which le:d to the insertion in the,  said platform of   the-clause   relating to  clause     If modifications  can   be made land  of  Vancouver.     With respect to  removing- any of the:   friction  brought other parts of the Province, to proceed  about, without impairing the principle to give  to every portion  of it  railway  of the. law, theyevili he adopted.   If the connection   at as e-arly a  date  as pos-  veite  is against   it'tiiehiw will  be  re- sible, the railway, when constructed, to  pealed. be operated by the Government through  9. I'o re-establish the London Agency a Commission,  of British Columbia, and to take eve:rv pp A ,-aj]w.,y bridge to he e-onstruct-  e'.ffe'ctive means of bringing before the eu in connection with the Kootenav  British public the advantage's of this ,.?lji\v;,v across the: Frase:r river, at. or  Province, sis a place for the profitable 1K.ai.? New Westminster, and running  the plebiscite in reference-: to the'. Eight- investment ot capital. powers given over it to any other rail-  Hour Law no longer exist the. Hon. .10. I 'he: retaining- of the resources of way company applying for the same,  Joseph Martin and his collesigu-'s have, the, Province: as an asse-.l for the benefit under proper conditions,  now declared that no such plebiscite: of the people, and taking- effective pj In e-a.se it is tiiou'Wit at- anv time  shall be taken, and in this T heartily measures to prevent the alienation of advisable: to <jive a bonus to any railwav  concur.    I. therefore, have the honor to   the public domain, except to actual set- companv.   the same tube   in rash, and  iers or for actual   bona (hie business, or ���or   by way of   a   land grant :   and   no  industrial purposes   putting   an  end to s���ch bonus   to be granted   except upon  the practice  of  speculating in   comiee- the condition that a   fair amount of'the-  tion with the same. i���m<|s   or  shares  of   the.   company   he  !!.  The taking of act ice: measures for transferred   to the   Province, and el'fe.c-  thc systematic explorai ion of thel'i-ov t i ve means !al< en   to give   the Provinces  iiu-e. control   >���(   the   freight   and   passenger  \:'.. Tin-- horrowieg of  monev  so   of   ui'iividint; roads, i ra i C  ���-. provided that in ever.  lioliey   necessary    t o   pay   ! hi'  solicit your votes and influence.  Pi'speet fully Mihiuitl'fd.  !  am. I lontioiiien, yours sincerely,  <o:o. T. K.wk  Pi.ATi'-oi.wi or Tin-. Ilox  Jo--i:rn Maktix.  I .  The   abolition of   the   s-juu deposit  for candidates for I lie I .egislat ore.  :'    Thi- bringing into loree. as soon as  arrangements can   be coinph'ted, of ihe  I ori'eic- i iegisi ry >yst em .  :'>.  The   I'edNi ribiiiiori of  Ihe   cor.Mit-  welI call her that, heard the landlord come up the stairs; she heard  him try the handle of the door and  ask ������All right, Mr. Smith?" She  heard the paymaster's drowsy answer, "all right, he was awake."  Then the steps re-turning below.  Again she heard St rick it's hurried  tread and counted every step until  he entered the room. He was  drunk, crazy drunk. His breathing wa�� short, his eyes glittering.  ������See here." In-said, showing a  knife. ������'If the life-saver don't do  the work, I'll give him this." Then  shortly, '-'Don't weaken now 1  There's thousands. Nan, d'ye hear,  thousands in it!"  , She sat now on a chair, rocking  to and fro. sobbing ��� "Oh! Harry  don't risk it. I'will ..get money.  Pawn that ring, you can get something on that. Don't do this, they  will kill you. Shut up !" he broke  in. ������there's some' one coining..'1  nut; it was only some drunken lodger retiring.  Strickit got up, swung the ugly  looking sand-bag a moment, and  chiiekh.'d. "That'll make him  sleep." He opened the knife, a  large clasp one, a.nd leered at the  woman, then walked towards the  door. "No! no!" she cried, and  then threw her arms about him.  ��� 'Ne). no."  "Let go! Let go, will you!"' he  said, anel struck her. She still  clung to him. ;,'Let go. curse you!"  as he tried to throw her oil'. "Let  go. or I'll fix you." and struck her  again.  The man was getting wild. They  struggled and fell. He staggered  to his feet rid of her, and again  moved to go out. Again she caught  him. He turned, and drawing his  hand back to strike her, touched  the knife in his belt. Like a. flash  he grabbed it. and thrusting stabbed  her to its hilt, she hung on his neck  a moment, then unclasping her  hands raised them above her and  sank to the floor.  Strickit stood as if paralyzed.  He looked at the heap on the floor,  looked curiously at the knife, then  at the blood on his clothes, and at  the blood gushing furiously from  the ghastly wound in her side.  ���'T told you to let me alone," he  said, in a half injured tone.    "Nan  get."      But  she was still,   and it  dawned upon him.    "My God! I've  killed her."  Thinking only of himself���"They'll lynch me."  He was  completely  sober  now.     He   saw  that he must escape, but how?   He  ran  te) a  trunk in   a corner of  the  room, anel, searching, pulled out a  watch  a.nd pistol.      He   threw  a  blanket over the still bleeding body  on the floor and loaded the weapon.  All the time, though working  like  mad, he was still tip-toeing  about  the room, and each time making a  wide detour   to avoid   the1   horrible  heap on the floor.     He put the revolver in his pocket,   put  out   the.  light  and    opened   the  door.     He  peered stealthily down the hall���no  one���anel   was going,   when he  remembered    somethUig    anel    went  back.      All   was  darkness   in    the  room, anel as   he tip-toed   across to  the trunk he stopped   in something  slimy, slipped anel fell, and the revolver in his pocket went oil".  Father   Riley   and    I  down   to   the slide   and  purp  brid'i  itelieies on t'he hash- uf population, allowing in sparsely populated oi-lrii ts a  pro pi .ii ii in.'11 c!y ia rgrr represent at ion  than to popiilou- dislricls and cities  I. 'I he enae-iii.eut of an accurate system of (iiivi'i-iiiin'iil scaling of Lie-'-, and  i! s rii;'id enforcement.  o The re i mi a cni n-lit of the- disallowed  Labor Ueg'uhith-'!! Act. Is:is., and also  all the Matties of Isnii. containing' anti-  Mongolian clatiM's if disallowed, as proposed by the I)uminion (.Jovernment  |-ni.  ii,,. rates, and provision made againsl   such  ;lh,| railway having- a'uy   liabilities   airainst  ,.;!S(. 11,,, il except actual e-ii-.t.  iii'eresl IS.  Toiake away from   the   l.ieii'.en-  aud   sinking- fund    in ' connection  with aui-i o.vcnior in ( 'oiiui'il any   power   to  ihe loan sha II be ino videi I h v add itional make sn I is! a n t i ve e haiiuvs   in the   la w ,  taxation so as not   to impair   the credit   confinin  of t he Province  I:-!.   In connection   with the   e'onMriic  tion of ! Miveniinetit roads and trails. t<  piovide bv tie.- employment of competent civil engineers and eitlicrwise  that the (lovernnieiit money is expended upon some system whie-h will he advantageous   to   the   general   public,   so  the iurisdic'ini: entirely t,,  matters of detail in working out the:  laws enacted by the Legislature.  pi. Tin* establishment of an institution within the Province for the education of the deaf and dumb.  ���I'l To repeal the Alien Ivxclusion  Act, as the reasons justifying its enactment no longer obtain.  ���jf.  Ail amicable settlement of the dis-  tliat the   old system of   providing- roads  n.  To lake a linn stand in every other as a   special favor   to supporters of   the pipe with the Dominion < hivernnient. as  possible way with a view of  discourag- (iove'riiineut   may   be   entirely   dision- to Headman's Island. Stanley Park anel  ging the spread of Oriental cheap' labor linued other lands, and   an arrangement   with  in this Province I !. To keep the   ordinary annual ex- Mr. Pudgate.   by which,   if   possible, a  7.  To provide for official inspection of penditure within   the  orelinary   annual sawmill   industry   may   he  established  all   buildings,   machinery    and   works, revenue, in order to preserve intact the and   carried on   en;    Headman s Island,  with a view to e-onipelliiig the ndontion credit of the Province,   which is its best under satisfactory ceinditions. protectiny;  of proper safeguards to life and  health asset the interests of the- publh-  s. With    reirard   to    the   Pigh'-lioiir l-r>. To adopt a system of (loverinnenl       ���>���!.  Proper means of giving technical  Law    the < iove;rnmriit   will continue to construction ami operation of railways, instruction to uiiiie-rs and prospectors.  had    been  were   just  j geit ing back.      We got off the hand  [carat   t he ( 'cut ral  when    we  heard  ! I he shot and    we ran    into  tin- bar.  'The   slioi   a 1 iiicared   10 conic   from  i  ; abiivc.       Fa! bi-r   Kih-y   snatclie-d   a,  ��� lant eru oil'   I lie bar a ml   ran up the  jsiuirs.      I  M.e>p|i''d    to throw nil'  my  oven-oat when then- was another  i "hot.      I dashed up. followed bv 1 he:  loungers at the bar. Smoke was.  \ coining from a room at the head of  ; the. st-nlrs and I ran in. There was  : t he lantern. There was Fat her  i Uiloy leaning against the wall with  i his hand to his breast.     As I ran in  he   fell   sideways   on   a trunk  and  from thai   io   the  floor.   . I reached  him and   raised his head.     He was  shot through the lungs.  As he rushed in the wretch in the  corner hael shot him.  ������Father Riley!"    I   called   him.  but he could not speak.  The men behind me had not   noticed the wound at first, when they  K'iiiu'luded on -viviuli inure...  i!Mi��giliIl^^  dP :V  \  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C.. MAY 31,  1900.  Seventh Year  The Ledge.  PnMisheel every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  are not likely to find many ore  specimens from B. C. Our government is too busy with theoretical  politics to pay any attention to a<l-  ^ .t:>  1.2.1  2.00  5.0(1  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months   Six "   Twelve   "    Threk years   Transient Advertising, 2S e-ents i*r line lirst in  sertion, 10 cents per line. subsmquent insertions  n nnpareil measurement.  TO 0ONTK1BUTORS.  U jrrespondeiiee from every part of the Kootenay  District and communication? upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something1 good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do. the rc-.sr  A pencil cross in this square  indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor  wishes once again to look at  your C'llluteral.  vertising the country,  THURSDAY,   MAY 31.   1900.  FliOM  TJIK   KDITOK'S   UI'PKK STOIVK.  Near   .North port   the  other day  one eif  our   delinquent   subscribers  was kicke'el   hy a horse.     This is a  .dread fid'warning lo others.  The eclipse ed' the sun passed  away em Tliursday without effecting' the elections, or causing a tidal  wave to wipe New Denver oil' the  map ed' America,.  Years ago -when the trails to  heaven were less numerous than  they are now. Sodom and Oomor-  rah were concentrated in the fiery  demon mill, and the report is still  cm-rent that they were destroyed  because the inhabitants were very  wicked. Some are unkind enough  to say that Sandon was burned up  because wicked people dwelt therein, and that the.Lord had a spite  against the place. We do not believe this theory, because if it was  true the churches would have been  saved, as no wise goel or man burns  up his own property, unless oceas-  iona-llv for the insurance.  filthy dens of China and Japan. ���  and allowed to travel for Imperial ;  reasons.  nfcir^ *- - ���-*-*-���!> nil  We' are' in favor of the. people  owning the railroads, but not in a.  retail way. IT we cannot buy the  ('. P. 'II. and all ihe other roads in  Canada now let us wait until we  can.  An organized hand of horse  thieves is working between Ferine  and Kootenay lake. They might  do some business in ]\'ew Denver  when the moon stays in bed until  morning.  Green is stuck on the unions,  which is no wonder. Through them  he.expects to ride into Victoria,  where, from his past record, he  would be about as strong as a June  bug in a Manitoba blizzard.  in Maine there is a town with  a  population of   'J.000 whiedi   bus   14  churches;     This   loeiks' wonderful,  but  it docs, not conic up to' .the silvery and   wicked   west.      Here   in  New Denver, we have a church to  every 100 people.     We also have' a-  bank, hospital   a.nd   newspaper for  every MOO people, a. saloon' for each  ���7o citizens.     We have not a. single  candidate   for   legislative    honors,  but when it comes to a. churchtown  we   can    show  the   best   hand   of  churches for our   own size   in   the;  world.     No   old   town   around the  state of Maine can reach our height.  New Denver is strictly out of sight,  although we will soon need a brewery.     The colony of printers.is ��� in-  OnlV  3      The Boers in send-  q ,      ing out reports of the  OW6C16 killed.in battle   seldom   give   out   more   than  eight  names.      Julian Ralph   discovered  that they do not count  foreigners ;  who  fight in their army.     This is :  the way they make up a list:   The  Boer commandant looks the dead ;  over. "Who is this?" he asks, as he :  comes to a body.  ���'Only a Swede.''  ������Bur}7 him."' he orders. ''And !  who is this?"'  '������'Another Swede."*  "Bury him." ;  He keeps repeating this order un-,  til they turn up l'iebox Behind-the-,  Ivopjc. or some other Boer, then he'  makes a   note* in   his book :   ���������One i  oefreal  KstHblished   1X17.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 7,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    : 1,102,732.72  HEAD    OFF1CK,    MOXTRKAT,.  Rt. Hon. Lord STRATHCONA.a.id Mount RorAL, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S, Clouston, General Manager,  Branches in  all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  i  s��ru��.��,��i'*Hkur��Br��",S!c-!)6a",v^a xii-ccs ���ses'set-ts ;'TO'rrs^Tjr525n,isr:'iS5r-i��jns7",K7"'  "flrorfTTSJ-.-v,-./; T.-TKJMTttH-tSirswSirJSr*  ce'ptiblc to argument.     All appeals  to sense of honor aiid of justice1 are l  wasted.    The prosecution of crim-|  killed.     Tell his   folks   to come l'��r.; ina,I}, a,���(l  tll(l m^u-Hung ()f erim  the bodv.  is the1 most important function that  mi i * *  No account is kept of the? French, j ;mv (jOYOrnmont. iins <() pm-form. O  Swedes. Dutchmen or any other j Th"(. drk.t.t1(in .,.n<1 punishment of|tlJ  foreigners    who   die    in    Kruger's | ^.]uw is li|(l (>it.ul , ,of .,��� ()Ur|uT_jt.I  There has been an unprecedented demand for  large qualities of our  cause, and they tire tumbled into  trenches just as though they were  common sons-of female' canines, un-  sona-l a-nd politica-l liberties. When!  the Coveriinient winks at crime and j  shields criminals the politica-l tnor-  worthy of haying even their names j ;l]ity ()f  1;Il0 (.oun1;i.v inust  lie^   at  written in a. list of the dead  reward   for   men  Nie  ow ebb.      When  who   let  go 't'he|]vfusw  to seV:   t.h  host in the lost cause of HoerJand  ie   (lovermucnti  e   law   in   motion  against men who  are' dragging the  But. then, such is death behind the- j ,.ounh.v through the' mire if is time  kopjes of blood-soaked A friea. j fm.   th(,   honest electorate   to  <-ou-    i    jsider the advisability of taking the  Thl6   LlJSt  Of    riv'u- Pe0Ple o!   1;lw   ini"   ^H'ir   own  hands..     For  Canada, are ui  several years a. well-organized  anel  Miners are fond of taking-  chances. In the present game of  politics many of them are gambling  on the Green. They will probably  keep playing until the 9th of June  when some fellow will raise Kane  by shouting Keeno!  Essay.on  Green  Some  strange  The cry that John Keene is an  enemy to labor is all nonsense, and  raised with a view to turning  against him the vote of the miner.  He is in favor of the eight-hour  law, anel wishes to see that other  workers besides miners are considered. This is an evidence that his  upper stope is more capacious than  'some political cbubbers we have  ^ven lately.  In eiur opinion  John Keen is the  best man ever put forward to represent the Slocan at 'Victoria.     He is  a surveyor by profession and knows  how and   where'   frails   and   roads  should be ma.de.    He has had many  years experience as a   government  official, anel was strong enough two  years ago to beild his position when  the   spoils' system    was   epidemic.  He has  no -store to pull   trade   to,  anel would not allow sectional 1 ceding to' interfere with his duty to the  entire cenninunity.  think    it  that    a  journal known far  and   wide  as  a  champion   of the  masses   against   all   cinch   games  should go against Bob Green in this  campaign.    The fact of the matter  is we  do not  see how  Green  can  benefit the conditions of the miner.  He has  never done  anything that  impresses us   with  the power and  brightness of his intellect.    He. is  foxy enough   to stand in   with the  leaders of the union,   and play to  the gallery   instead  of  the   whole  house, but  tha.t is all.    He, as far  ;ts we can learn, has never created  any kind of  a  reform   that would  benefit either community or  individuals.    He can say  Yes or  No,  but then a phonograph can do that.  It is a.ll rot  to think  that  he can  better  the  affairs of  labor.      One  vigorous  newspaper  will   do more  for the cause of labor  than a  hundred gentlemen like Green.     Bob is  a. nice fellow  but he would   never  submit to be crucified in order that  r0\A/er against a 'hard I well-disciplined ganged' scoundrels  proposition, as  a  result of .rotten j have been tra veil ing from one con-  politics.     It has stirred'up the Tor-| stituency   to anothe'i-   stealing  onto World to such an extent that  that journal has buckled on its six-,  shooter and goes after the villains  as follows :  "We are face to face with a new  and alarming situation   in Canada..  The Government  of   the   leading  province of the Dominion, the Government of the Dominion itself, is  in   the  hands  of men who  are in  league  with   criminals   and    who  openly defy the public  when a demand is made to bring these criminals within the scope of the criminal law.    We use the word  criminals advisedly,   for the frauds of  which the machine has been guilty  are equally   as criminal as   housebreaking,  forgery and larceny.'   Jt  the.  elections   for   the<> Federal   candidates.    They stop at nothing to accomplish    their   ends.        .Larceny,  forgery, arson���every crime  in the  calendar   is resorted to   to  achieve  their   purpose.      The'   Government  takes no measures to put a stop to  these  frauds.       What,   under   the  circumstances, are the people to do?  We see no other means of rectifying the evil than by the people taking  the law into their own hands.  A  modified form of  the  lynch law-  is justifiable under  the conditions  that prevail   in  this country.    The  failure of the Government to.pros-  ecu.! to the men   who have been   engaged   in    this   villainy   for    years  back  will  only encourage   them to  has   been established  that  several I continue in their nefarious work in  Ontario   and   Dominion    elections  the future.     We are averse to mob  The reason for this is that it is the pure, unadulterated  article���direct from the private manufacturer in the  maple groves of Ontario. Sample it and convince  yourself. Like the other articles for the table found  in our Grocery Department it is Al.  Fishing Tackle  when bought of us is sure, to be the latest and best that  can be purchased of Croft & Sons, Toronto.  See our new stock of flies.  John Keen is the-first man in 15.  (\ to pitta plank in a. political platform calculated to benefit the newspapers of mining camps. We have  read plenty of plat-forms framed in  favor of almost- everything, but  John is 1 lie first- man to ra ise up  ]iis voice for I he power I hat lias  done more for this country al less  profit than any ot her agency. For  t bis plank Keen deserves I he ad mi r-  ation of every scribe and print in  tlu-se inincj'M l-lniM'hed mountains  iif our own  Kootenay.  labor might say he was a. little  Slocan Jesus. The miners may  have faith and pray for him, but  Bob is after the fleshpots just  the same and will never drive the  money changers out of any old  temple.  BlaCk  and   .Boubonic plague  y. j exists,     and   has  e 110W existed for several  months in the Chinese quarters of  San Francisco. 'There is no reason  to doubt but what the active1 bu-  bonie- microbe would elo well in  Kaslo. Nelson, Rossiand. Vancouver. .Victoria, and other towns in  B. <'. in which the yellow scabs of  China, earn their daily rat pie.  The people ed'   B.C. except   in the  contemptible light before' the peo-  iicsc sall'ron- pic of ('a.nada,. The hitter, after a  milling rice- lifetime of invective against political ers and should not murmur if cal corruption.is to dayt lie head and  ic icrrihlc Mack plague comes in front of the worst election scandal  l In-ir washing and drops the clam- that has ever disgraced this eoiin-  uiy hand of death ainiel the family. | try. Wo say Sir Wilfred is  The employers of Chinese labor! bead and front of it because he  should be willing to take the lean j openly shields the guilty ones from  wit h   t be fat.     They make,   oi  Sloca-n. seem   to love  tinted.    ;>ig-tailod.    .-  were stolen, literally and actually,  by a. gang of unprincipled men who  were  employed for  this very purpose by   the organizers of the Liberal party, and of  whose  presence,  at the elections Ministers at Ottawa,  a.nd Toronto were fully   cognizant.  The two governments were consenting parties,   negatively at least,  to  the frauds   while they   were -being  perpetrated.     They openly   shield  the criminals now that   the frauds  have been disclosed.    'Evidence litis  been forthcoming to connect Messrs.  Mulock.   Sutherland,  Dryden   and  Davis with complicity in   the   perpetration   of the  frauds.      To-day  every member of  the   Ontario a.nd  Dominion Governments stands convicted of  harboring criminals,  because not one of them has resigned  or   repudiated the action   of   their  loaders   in   refusing   to   bring   the  criminals to justice.     The two Liberal premiers.   Hon. Mr.  Ross   a.nd  Sir Wilfred   Latirier.   appear   in   a.  law as a. rule,   but when   the Government incites scoundrels to tamper with the   ballot box. when  the  Government   refuses   to   prosecute  criminals, then the people  have no  resource but to  bike  the law   into  their own hands.     The World  has  already suggested  the orga.niza.tion  of shotgun clubs- throughout Ontario.       If   the   Government-   won't  listen to argument   or  the voice of  justice   they may give heed   to the  threats   backed   up by force.     The  World   has no hesitation in recommending   the  people   to    organize  themselves   into   clubs   to  forcibly  drive from any constituency where  an election is in progress any of the  criminals who have been connected  with the fra.uds in   the recent   Dominion   and   Ontario elections.     If  these scoundrels cannot be kept out  of   the constituencies   by the   Government the people should take the  work    in their own  hands.      They  should elo the job even if it is necessary to orga-nize shotgun clubs.';  BOURNE BROS.,  New Denver, B. CW"  THE WM. HAMILTON MANUFACTURING CO, LIMITED  PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO,  CANADA.  ^  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  (Ins:mi|ili' Mct'oium.iil.-iriim-: I'.-.i- a tiryy ikiuiIht nf |nT.jil<.\     Tin- rooms ;uv In!������;���<.'  iiini airy,  and  (lir   DiniiiL!   K'.miim  N  iiiMviilril  with ovnry'liiiifr   in lint marki't  Sanipli' K'u.iiii- fut   ( 'iiiiiin.'ivia I  Trnvrli-r-.  ohn Buckle}', Prop.  A   Vullialilc  Mint .  I lie J rovinoiai mineralogist Inns  not ilied A ngus Mel lines !o receive  specimen.-, of SI oca n ore for exhibition  at the   Winnipeg Fair.     Mine  i !  owners    and    prospectors    are    re-j  i|nested   to bring    in   samples   anel'  leave Thou   at the  Record Ollice   in j five cent tiries ago  un-1 prosecution,  a-ginc they do.    money  by 'employ- j to say the word   and   the   fountain : men set then  yellow  nig to lake  (raved incog  servile  race.  till  or  ; ing   i he docile,   ellenniiati  ! scum of ('liiiui. and  should be  1 :       ���"'-'    ������"    the   disease;  otherwise   with   a  ie  bubonic   plague  ,'ot. into   Furope  ���JS'cw Denver. The- government is! from the Fast anel e-atiscel twenty-  ovidently voo poor, or its policy is| live millions of people to let go  1eio penurious, to pay for the propei-{ their breath and epiit this earth. If  and thorough gathering of mineral j it should get a- sepiare skip at' Can-  specimens -for the Winnipeg ami i a-da how this Colonial dependency  other public expositions. As a re-! would howl and curse the powers  suit of this miserly course the' visi-J for over allowing the sweet ozone of  tors to Winnipeg's great fair had this broad Dominion to be contain  better look  at the puinkins.     They  lead oi  will-! poscel.  'that! to do.  criminal  >c ex-  This, however, be refuses  His failure to bring the  - to justice  places him   on  !���' nun i In- A 1 i-his.,11 i h ,-i<.   (��� lulu'.  A lady writing to a   newspaper   ollice  gives liit1-   following   pertinent   sugges-  H>   tions gratis:  "Mr. Fedt.ur���A lady wants   to   say  a  few words to the mere-hauls, and really  it is a dedicate- sulijei't  to   handle.     You  1 he premier has only   ]ilunv jr j,�� ,u,u- ,,,���,. u-lseii our grocery  vegetaldes outside on  the'  ie corruption   will be  ex-   pavoiuont,and you know then-care uiany  t.all dogs in town, and���it operates as I  thong!) they drank i'n mi Saratoga Med-i  ical Springs. Now. Mr. Kelitor. you j  must know what I want to say, and if!  you will lu-lp me out you will do the.  public a great favor. What we want isj  the vegetables on boxes, or 'above the1  high water mark ' For the good of j  woiiieii and mankind, the grocers will |  please at tenet t.o it. 'I hose wii e screen.-  tlie.w use oven- baskets and barrels an  not 'water tight.' This is a delicate'  matter, but you know when-a lady go��s  shopping for cabbage and beets she  deiHsn't like to be. obligeel to   take   peas  NFW  DL.WEK,    H. C.  Provides ample find pleasant accommodation for the traveling public.  Telegrams  for   rooms  promptly attended  to.  HFNRY STECI-; - - -     ' - Proprietor.  with  the    criiiiina-ls   them-  The public should not lose  the fact   that the   Coveni-  a  level  solves,  sight o  nient refuses to avail itself of tin  machinery that has been providec  by the law for dealing with flu  criminals and bringing thcni injustice.  An    entirely   new    condition    of  affairs   prevails in Canada,   to-dav.  also.    Please, put it in shape as to offend  inated   by    a   plague,   bred    in  the j The (ioverninent   is no longer   sus-! nobody. A housekeeper  New Denver, B.C.  A  JAC0BSON& CO.,P. ops  Pest meals in  the city���-Comfortable rooms���Par  replete  with the best of  Liquors and Cigars���Best service throughout. Seventh Year.
THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B. C, THURSDAY, MAY 31,;.1900.
5
A    SAD.TI5    FA^E.
This the tale.of Peter Gunn,
Who read anel talked of "'kopje;"
Also of Cron je auel the Boers,
Until he ceiuld not stopje.
He- tacked a "je" to every won!
Or nearly every on je.
Until his family and friends
Wished war had ne'er begin)je.
At evening he was not content
To sit-, a* borne and talkje.
But he vrould aak his wife if she
•'Would like to take a wsilkje."
He hired a man to scoop the show
Which lay upon his lawn je,
And paralyzed his little boy
By sayin'K, -'Come here, Johnje."
He bristled o'er with news of war.
S;iid, "Buller flew the coopje."
And backed it up by slating that.
, "Old White is in tha ioupje."
He asked a friend if he would Binp
•'In words of tuneful soundje,
The ballad. 'When You Have No Coin
Vuu Needn't Come Arouneljc.'"
A nd thus he went from bad to wonse
Until, what elo you thinkjeV
He tried to drown (ireiit Britain's <toi-s.
Likewise bis own, in drinkje.
And now they luivi; liiui in a place.'.
Locked in a. padded c.ullji:,
'Wlii'i-t; every (lay Unit :iwful "je"'
With all bis wiii-d.1* he'd yclljo.
Take heed, lake heed—this simple tale
Should warn you. every niicje—
Lesiyon should lempt the fate Ih.-il inn
i mr poor Iricnd, Ivter (iiiunje.
— Haitiin'ire American
weight.   Bed roek averages trom six j to yo' meanness.    De choir will  now
inches to twenty feet and the reason j favor us wid deir reg'lar melodious-
why no systematic work has ever jness."—Harper's Bazaar,
been done in these fields is because i
the Igorrotes drive out the Spaniards |
while the Spanish government has | Here is an actual occurrence,' and ■ it
never allowed the Chinese or Fili- i comes all the way from Florieia, a state
pinos to pursue mining as a business,   (hat is overflowing- with elarkies, says a
ACCORDING    TO    SHELDON.
No K«*spector of Persons.
MINI NO
I'llOSI'KlITS    IN
MM-INKS.
Ill 10    I'll IL-
A Montana volunteer, who was a
practical miner before he became a
soldier, and who remained' in the
Philippines-after'his regiment had
returned home, has written to Helena
triends an interesting letter about tho
mining" possibilities of the Philippine
Island. Writing" from Manila, he
says:
At present there are   in  this city
about 200 ex-soldiers,   from Western
States in America,  nearly all  experienced  'miners,  anxiously awaiting
the necessary permission  from  military  headquarters to rush  into the
rich  placer  muiing country,   which
lies   north   and  east of   here,    but
permission  is now   withheld  owing
to the   tack  of definite   information
on    ti'«   part   ot   the    Government
as   to   the    exact  interpretation   of
the   mining"   laws   governing:   these
islands.    These laws1 are now undergoing at Manila translation  by several    Spanish-American   translators,
whose task  will,   it is believed,   be
completed shortly.    It is known, however, that the law  permits prospecting; for minerals anywhere,    No license or other formality  is required
unless the output exceeds 2,000 torn
a day and buildings for working are
erected.     Anyone  is free to  work
placers     anywhere,    lat    no     expense save his own  labor.     Placer
claims contain 60,000 square Spanish
yards,  equivalent to about 950 feet
long by 625 feet wide.   Quartz claims
are of   the same dimensions,     The
apex of quartz veins may be followed
into any other land underground provided no wall is broken.
The richest known deposits inLuzon
are luund about 75 miles northeast of
here, where there is abundant water
for .sluicing   and  hydraulic mining
and  saw  mills.    This section   is inhabited largely by Igorrotes, who are
very friendly  to Americans,   but extremely hostile toward .the Filipinos
and Spaniards,  not infrequently kill
ing them for slight offences.    Miners
can   live  eju'te comfortably on   food
purchased from the [gorrot- s at from
£2 to $4 a week.
There is absolutely  no  teas <n  to
doubt that the placer mines of Luzon
and Mindanao islands as well as some
parts   of    Cebu,     are     among-    the
richest  in the world,   easy of access
and  no hardships  to be encountered
in .reaching them as soon as the military   authorities    permit   miners  to
enter them.   'Quartz mining is absolutely undeveloped in Luzon, but very
rich specimens, secured near here, of
white  quartz  carrying free milling,
li-'. ve   been   bremght in.      The   veins
are  not   we'll elelined,   however,   the
tendency incliniuir  towards pockets,
from one of which ore, assaying"  unusually high mi gold anel copper, was
secured.      The   copper   runs   in  peir-
phyrilic quartz in a decomposed .state
mixed with iron oxides carrying i'veo.
gold anel eo;>per pyrites.
The native women hereabouts pan
the alluvial sands with wooden, bowls,
frequently taking out from §.\ to .f5 a
day gold. Philippine 'gold runs
about $M tin ounce Last week an
Igorrote woman brought, into Dagu-
pan, as a result of six weeks' pan
ning, seven pounds of gold nuggets,
and two ex-soldiers, who mined in
the same district for three months,
netted e.-.ver $3,000 in gold, using pans
and sluice boxes, and would have
done even better had not the soldiers
compelled them to leave.
The rivers are lined with banks of
black sand (magnetic iron), carrying-
fine gold. The geld is not flaky but
small, rough nuggets from the size of
a pin head to  three or four ounces in
hence the  whole  : eld  is new and
wonderfully rich.
Lead ore is also aburdant and runs
from 12 to 60 per cent, to the ton, but
has never been  mined  to any great
extent.    Copper run* from  15 to 80
per cent.   Little or no silver has been
found although  no systematic  prospecting therefor has been done.   Iron
is found in abundant quantities near
Manila,   but the production thereof is
small from  the fact that the Spanish
government never encouraged mining.    Angat yielding as high as 85
per cent,   is  mined  in a   primitive
manner m this island as is also a good
grade of marble,   which  is found in
large quantities in Bataan province.
Coal is also abundant,  especially in
Cebu.    Very rich golel deposits exist
on  the coast of Surigao, northeast of
Mindanao.
The ex-California and Montana sol-
diersare unanimous in the belief that
when opened up the mining fields of
Luzon will be the most inviting- and
remuerative in the world, not excepting even Nome and the Klondike.
SAKCASM    KHO.M    THK   PULPIT.
comeelian travelling with a theatrical
company. In company with a couple
of members of the company we set out
to visit a darky prayer meeting, more
out of curiosity than anything- else. On
our arrival we found a small church
wretchedly out of repair, with a terribly
leaky roof, and the neigro pastor fervently praying for funds to make re
pairs. The collection was started, the
pastor saying- that special ble«siiigs
would be asked for all contributors,
fine brother put in ten cents.
"Ten cents for  Brueleler Jones.    Oe
Lord bless Brueleler Jones "
Then a epiarter  of  u   dollar  was   re-
ceiveel.
'M-Jrudeler   Johnson   a   epiateh.      f)t;
Leirel bless Brndeler Johnson "
The collection reached a stranger, j
whom I pivsunie aluo happened to »-o |
into the', church out of curiositv, to!
witiMiss.a darky's sei vie-e:, the  same!  as I
ourselves.    He. turned   out afterwarelsl
i
to be a gambler,   who  had  bad  a   big)
winning  the1,  night   before.    lie put a!
S2U  note-into  the   bat.    The   pastor's]
breathless collector said: !
"What's ele-> name, sail?"
"Never mind the^ name, I'm a gambler j
from Chicago.'". ;
"(■ainblah   from   Chicago.     Twenty I
doIlali8,".'.shouted the collector.
The pastor rolleel his eyes up, and |
raised bis hands, and saiel in a voice j
choke*! in (amotion. "Twenty dollalis, '
gamblah from Chicago. May tho gooel I
Lo'el bless anel prospali.,de noble gam-i
blah from Chicago."
Women edited a recent issue of the
Roswell, N. M., Record, in the poetry
column of which appeared the folio'w-
ing:
The woman who dresses in fashion—oh,
dear!
She's a creature  a  good  man  shoulel
never g-o near,
According to Sheldon !
Her portrait's obscene and should therefore be spurned,
The fashion-plate's  wicked' and ought
to be turned
To the wall, or else privately torn dowii
and burned,
According to Sheldon !
A stocking's inherently awful, and, eih !
The word."garter"  is one that a   man
should not know,
According to Sheldon !
We  shoulel  turn   from  the  table   anil
blush for the chair,
Because it has legs that are shamelessly
hare, j
According to Sheldon ! |
It is wickcel to tell  why .policemen  are i
paid: . j
We   should   turn   from   the   windows j
where clothes are'displayed:
What a wretched old worhl the creator
has iriiitle,
Accoreling to Sheldon !
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New Sprin
A  M.ixeel   Population
"Bruddon and sistahs,"«ternly said
good old I'arson. Wool man, after the
collection had been taken up -toon a
recent sabbath morning, ' before de
hat was done parsed I expounded de
reeiucst dat de congregation contribute accawdin' to de, and I sho expect-
orated dat yo'all would chip in mag- jn th(, C;madiilll Nni.lh.West ro_
unanimously. But now, upon exam-' y.;,,ves, n,)ln Manitoba t0 r|ic PadM(.
in' de collection, I finds dat de eon- : Coast, there are probably more colonies
cocted amount contributed by de of different nationalities than are to be
whole entire posse ob yo' am only de ' found oh any equal area elsewhere in
signiticent and pusillanimous sum ob the world. There are said to be more
sixty-free cents. And at dis junction : Stinkards on the plains of Alberta anel
dar ain't no 'casion for vo' all to look j Assiniboincs than in North Dakota,
at Brudder Sle'wfoot, what done cir- j Uussian Colonists areTrequent in these
cumambulated de hat around,   in no
Employment
Agency
w
Scud ynur .ijliiii. immI Mililr,<- for :i i-opy <il' '.Mir
in-w e':italoyn.•. li is ai ii-n ;.- unel I'llII ,1. inform; -
linn .-iIhmiI '.hi- l:iti'<i siyle*., Lovely |ilioto<rr;iplii ■■
illiisir.-tiions of iii';lMi--ni;i(|r suits; street. poU'iis ami
ilrc^sy reception dresses are- irive.-ii. Tl>.<-. e'.-oaloe.tii-
is pi;ep,ire.i av■ ■■ ureal ■. x;«'iim!. iiiiil v. e are anxiou-
l'i |ilaci'il in Il'.i' lian.ls oi' ladies in .-lie far-away
•INtriet-: who iiiiil ii iliiiii'iili t>• i^t■» iliesin trtiic?.s:and
stvlc liiev like -m iiiucli.
Samples sent to
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' Canada:
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XKW Ml'SI. Ins
XKW DKLSS SIMTINCS
NKW CAMl'.IMCS
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Ovor   tiou.oon   pounds  m
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tea
con-
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J. H. LOVE.
such auspicious manner, tor in de fust
place Brudder Slewtoot aint dat kind
ob a man. and in de second pla.ee I
done watched him like a hawk all de
time muhself. No, sixty-free cents
was all dat tt&s flung in, an' I des
wants to say dat in my humble opinion, instead ob contributing accowd-
in' to yo' means yo' all contributed
districts, but preference has been given
by the Russians to the more northern
province of Saskatchewan. Throughout, the districts, scattered in large and
small numbers, are colonies of Greeks,
Finlanders, French, Dutch, and other
nationalities, as also a colony of Hebrew
farmers anel several gatherings of Mormons.
The man who  procrastinates, struggles with ruin.—Heisoel.
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This hold w near the Eulcr-
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c
NOTICf". 'lo
W i!! liml tin
Arlington Hotel
»t  pl«'H<;i|it place, to —t• • I■ at  when m
Slocan City.
(IK'I'I-HNG & HENDERSON.  Proprietor*. THE LEDGE, NEvV DEJS'VEK, B.C., MAY 31,   1900.
Seventh Year
ST< iKY
Jemappes," I
her side. Ah,
The flush was
tV-ll, I v,T-<s Jpft alone on deck. fo>!
Trhi.^vere ai: the othe rcrra:ui.'-s worth,
ami i was no uearcr lb- mysiay of the
gu: ie. "Yes, 'Lord Jemappes' might
mean anythina, 'L- id Jemappes' in his
enps or his cofrin. Confound it all, why-
did I take passi'go on this particular
steamer of the Peninsular and Oriental
line?"
• » o • • •        ■ .  •   .
No, my lady did not commit suicide
in the reek galleries of Gibraltar. Yea,
we did have the salute. And again we
were plowing our way through the
Mediterranean. Night had shut down
in a sudden fog one memorable night. I
■ball not soon forget that night. I
couldn't sleep. The ship was roiling,
and the oid china in the pantry was
promenading with cracked voice. I was
restless and alert for every new sound
that might intrude itself.
What was that?
I sprang from my bunk and listened.
A low, rustling sound which I can
»nly oompare to the slow oozing out of
lorue creature through a lush thicket
jrowth. The sound formed again and
faded, and again rustled forward.
To spring to the saloon was the first
thought. But I wiuld not move. I am a
man every inch eif me, but I could not
budge. I believe I waited three good
minutes.
"Hello, Caithness, is that you?" I
Calie-d.
Only the silence uuswered and the
heavy swash of water against the rolling of the ship.
I threw on my clothes and was in the
saloon in a moment. Far along in the
dim light the Lady Jemappes was standing at the door of her stateroom, dressed as Ave had left her at the late supper.
Her glitter jug eyes held me through the
dark. Her hands clasped the girdle. It
was not around her waist.
"Is it to be a storm." she said. "This
must not go down." the held up to
me the long, long belt. Her eyes glittered again.
"I   think   not,   Lady
stammered  as I reached
how beautiful  she was!
npon her che;ek; her ripe lips were parted;   her  bo.-sorn heaved.    "I  think not,
my lady'.' It is only a small blow,"
"Thankyou," she said and was gone.
I heard her stateroom key turn in the
lock.
I could not sleep the rest of the night.
What was that noise which I had heard?
He-r step? But no one was moving save
the watch before tho compass on deck
and the sea of china in the pantry.
Again through the black I seemed to
hear that strange rustle oozing out on
the silence. The darkness was but
framework for it. The night was its
tr;;ck. It ringed itself in a spiral of
Bhaking color. The great night held its
breath before the jewel dazzle of bad
eyes.
I sprang, lest that cone of gathering
power whose apex shot upward in a
thin streaked tongue of flame should
reach ine. I sprang, and found it was a
dream, and I went on deck and stamped out the dream along the cool caress
of the early morning air, and saw it
fade and trail away and thin and vanish in the great fresh leap of waters and
the measureless brilliance of the blue.
Caithness   and   I  agreed   we  would
solve   this  mystery,   however,   or—the
goda take us.
•        •*••»        *
The Christmas on the Mediterranean
was a howling success.    We sang "God
Save  the  Queen,"   and  I   added from
"The   Star  Spangled  Banner" until I
was hoarse.    The captain decorated our
plates with holly, from whose branches
the eld lady-with the frisetto plucked a
piece "to adorn my hair" with a smile
of the vintage of  eighteen  odd that almost  upset the sobriety of  everybody.
The dance on deck went into the small I
hours.     My Lady Jemappes  had   never |
looked   so  beautiful,   I  thought.     She :
seemed   to  have  forgotten   her   weird ,
alarm of the dark night.   She was all a '
witchery of blue gauzes and foamy laces.  :
Around   her  waist,   as  Caithness   had
prophesied, the inevitable, belt.    It was [
not locked.    Had she forgotten? '
I withdrew into   the shadow of  the ;
awning   stretched   above   the deck and .
watched   her.    Caithness was claiming :
his  waltzes, and  she  floated  away on !'
his arm.    Her motions were graceful aa ■
a Greek.  The belt slipped in long, sup- :
pla   symmetry, wreathing   itself to her \
circling   grace.     Her brilliant   gauzes
seemod to breathe   glances.    Across the •■
night   and   across its radiant.dream on ;
which the ri:oonii;:ht, fulled her strange -
eyes i.-;u:hed.   As the whorl of the dance
brought   ln-r   near   me I again  neitieed
tin.-,  i .yes.  They w^-re-dilating in power
in tlm (i'-opening waltz—whorls of melody which   the   ban;!   tossed of].    1'ln-y
were   rhyihmic   lo t:
musie-.     Tht' light \\ ;.
coi is of ascendi i:: l.ri i
Lr- -Mh ;;s the ink's;:
LAN*J'» -Continued from last week
) at the dance. Experimenting probably."
|     The professor drew nearer.    Beneath
his heavy eyebrows his eyes glowed like
a spark.
"I bar* been able to do it," he said,
German. He was as white as death.
lie pointed down to the plate, where the
shadowgraph had shown up to vision—■
the interior of the girdle—the dread
Vipera cerastes, the leprous asp of Africa!
In one moment my dream serpentined
acr-'in along the night. It twisted
through the Jong desertness of Band till
the whole earth, a narrowing track that
a flash ill urn mating his fine features.
"I have been at it all night. I have
Been the interior of the captain's locked
j box. He allowed me to photograph it."
I "Hal" Caithness-and I exclaimed in
j the same breath and looked at each oth-
i er. But our eyes met in a start and an
j amazement the next moment, for as we
! turned to shake our congratulations in-
| to the fellow's hand my foot knocked
:' up a-minst something in the half dark
; on the deck. It was my lady's strange
l ,r'Telle. A waltz had shaken it from her
; vaist.
I believe in one moment my whole
plan, yeas formulated in my brain.
I picked up the giidle ami gave Caithness an immense look. Neither of us
spoke.
"I have an interesting thing here," I
said coolly, knowing that the German
professor who staid ao much to himself had not heard the ship's buzz of
talk about the belt. " Will you photograph its interior for me?"
"Why, certainly," he said courteously. "Come with me to my stateroom
now, gentlemen. I think the tubes are
in good working order."
We followed him   down the compan-
ionway.    He had a large stateroom aft,
but his traveling paraphernalia was all
tucked away to  make room for the apparatus     for     Roentgen    photography
placed on a   large table.    He explained
it to us with the hurried interest of the
enthusiast.    On   a olamp support  was
the  Crookes   tube,    of   approximately
spherical shape and the type originally
I used by Professor   Crookes  to show the.
j dependence   upon   the negative , pole'of
; radiant state  phenomena.    The excita-
! tion was furnished by an induction coil,
! the primary of  which was excited by a
i five cell storage battery, and the secondary was taken   as   giving 200,000 volts
potential,     "corresponding    roughly,"
says  the  professor, "to a spark  length
or  it-stance   between electrodes of two
or thiet- inches of air." Wires from the
secondiuy we^re connected to the termi-
I nals of  the Crookes tube, the  negative
wire to the upper electrode,
i      "Where is the sensitized plate?" lex-
claimed, holding in my hand the girdle
that in a magnetic manner bounel me to
! the lovely woman.    And   yet there was
j something hard   and   knotty within it.
i "Love   letters?"   said   my   tormented
brain. . •        , j
"Contained in this ordinary plate j
holder," says the professor, answering j
my question. "I bedieve yet greater j
methods will be invented." (The world
had not yet had news of Edison's developments.) "You will place the girdle on its slide of ebonite, gentlemen,
under the Crookes tube. It will necessitate five to ten minutes' exposure. I
shall develop the plate or image with
eikonogen. The development will be
slow. The image does not appear at all
for a relatively long time and comes up
slowly. We want to bring out all there
is in the picture. But therein is the interest. The shadowgraph of the unknown, as it appears, is something so
marvelous.''
We waited.    The bleak daylight was
brightening     through     the     porthole.
Caithness  said   afurward there was   a .
red spot working on  my cheek like my
lady's very own.
The tube was excited for some minutes. The professor removed the plate
and darkened the porthole. I began to
feel a queer tremor go all over me, and
I'm not any more nervous than the
short horns eif a California steer.
The silence was   very painful   as the
professor bent  over the very slowly developing   plate.     The   darkness was   a
weird   one, with   only that  red   eye of
the lantern over   there watching   us.    I  !
thought of the black night and the spi-  I
nil of  shaking color and the movement j
again   along   the   black.    I   thought of  '
that   low, red,   awful   eye   of   sunset j
watching  us   off   Gibraltar, a elrop   as  j
from   some giant wound in  heaven.    I !
thought of  the thick crimson smear of |
sea beneath it.  And between it, among  j
it aii, tinlie-red the red spark on my la-  j
oy's che '■( k and tho round red pom eg ran-  i
ate ble::vo;ns breathing their warm love  j
breath across the whorl of musie;, breath-   i
ing   it   up   to   me as I held her in that j
rhythmic meter of souls—for there was  ■
Washington's acres
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of
b:
of
at
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Win-
phi
in- ii
-llv.-r
; .1 h.-id
-ie. anel
I.l.ii
her
mo
circling beat of
■in them arose- in
.ance.   1 held my
d by me:, a thin
, Li.
nisi, my prisoner
away  with   her
nd. the: fragrance
i .osseinis gathored
:•']'   breast,  it   was
i wig   wejldiobe,
nig]it was now
rent whin-   rose
:.\|-n, starring all
tod pulses of love,
t'ailhiip.ss   tei   me
...-: wo   paced the
;iiije.
pull at. a
arly everyliody     £:'
.'ai!i upon my Up.-   a
tin-   pniin-granati- i
Gibraltar   uiioti    !:.-
iy   the woman,  e
a   11   the.   dream   of   t:
her-elf alone, and  th-
Of moonlight alm.g 1
p.   ; :i with its petals
"Ih-livens!'' sail, t
about :■" o'clock a. in.
in ' k for a few mini.:- ■
The dance was ov>■.-. :
gone below. Tin si:■!:
pink streak of dawn -
there on the heirizon
"There's no more te-llii
belt than in the train <
waltzed with the beautiful creature I
felt that there was som< ihing concraJed
between that blue vchi I lining and the
outer stuff. Bur what. The bones of
In r gram ...;her, whose- perturbed spirit.
.'be will i'-st on the island of Malta?
Ha, ha! What?- Hollo, there's the German professor!  Do you know, he wasn't
'vJr^JCU"^'.'->-••■
w/f
&
■/■■'?:<■
-i-essed me clo^r to the leprous oncoming, was: a smear like the great crir-json
sti. .of sunset, <!o't>. d here and there
with darker biott he\s of bldod exuding
from, a -, -nan's heart. And all the
stars were out.
"'We are such stuff as dreams are
made of!' " I cried aloud. My voice
f.-h<-ed horribly thrtjir.h the room. And
• .i'n there was a great silence through
bii' dark stateroom. Caithness told me
aiverwarel that he saw two feet of my
six feet of   George
1 nike.
I^or fully five minutes  not one of  ns
I Ruoke a living wore!, hut I tell you
three heads and three white faces be-tit
over that plate.
The snake was lying in torpor.—as
the shadowgraph reveaied.  It was about
2 feet in length, but 22 in utter loathsomeness. In its long curving drowsiness it looked like the long, oozing,
reaching finger of death, from which
you could upbuild the whole gaunt
ringed   and   moving beidy of   the dread
'shadow. The broad head, flattened
down against the casing of the girdle,
would lift at any impulse of serpentine
volition. Yoiife-lr.it. I saw Caithness
himself, officer in the glorious South
Staffordshire as he is, start back a moment from that girdle and its infernal
lining. The thin, lightning streak of
tongue protruded. Above each eye of
the snake arose a scaly spine or horn,'
whence its name, homed- viper. The
eyes were half closed, but watched you
with a leer.
"Jove!"   from   Caithness.   And then
none  of  us spoke,   but  I led! you   we
bent over again   and wale-heel   that girdle's double, and the leer of eye watched us.
!     I read it all now.  The dumb, beseech-
I ing li.ok in   my lady's face like the ory
j of a voin..'-. d animal—to save her from
j the leprous leap of that calculating eye.
j And again that changing face of hers—
j the contemplating  self  murderer, was
j it  not?   The glassy look that begins to
reflect the slippery precipices of the fall
and   clutch   and   fall   again of  a soul,
while  the   banks of  the abyss are dappled with its doom.  And then the memory of the coils of  ascending brilliance
in those  eeyes of  hers, rising  in ringed
beauty, deepening in power in-the deepening power of the waltz whorls which
the   band   tossed   off.    Was she slowly,
J surely   and   surely  slipping   into   the
| snake  charm of   snake life?   Resisting'
I today,   bound   to   succumb   tomorrow?
j Bah! How could I think it? For—mem-
i ory of  memories that sent a big manly
j heart throb to my very throat and made
my temples beat like trip hammers, that
one moment when her life breathed upon my arm, and   we  moved metrically
on  the  pulse of music, when   through
the  lotus  moonlight  our eyes arose to
one another ane! spoke forever.
"Hello! What are you thinking
about?" says Caithness, breaking into
the silence. "Look out, man. You'll
kick the lantern over."
"Also. Now, what to do, gentlemen?" demanded the professor, staring
down at the shadowgraph of leer that
nared up at him and stared at us all,
though iixrd upon one. "I fear it is
very sad. 1 know the horned viper. I
nieeit him in Africa. Also. He can live
two years in a glass jar without to eat.
He endures prolonged hunger. What to
do, gentlemen?"
"What in earth does the woman want
with it?" says Caithness. "The rays--
tery thickens. To kill herself or soine-
bocly else?" -
"Somebody else!" I sneered. And
yet his woids mane me start.
"Well, the thing is what to do with
it, "'says Caithness, tipping back in his
chair. "It will be out on us if you
don't take c;-re. The lock, you know, is
not se.e.i.';\l at the aperture for breath."
"Drop him overboard just now,"
says the professor, preparing to take up
the girdle. The leer h eked at him. The
prof ess-err moved quickly toward the
porthole.
"Hold up," I cried, seizing his arm.
"I'll chaperon'tlmt snake."
"Dillons, you are an immortal ass,"
shouted Caithness. "You'll npu.it; this.
For God's sake' overboard with it into
the immortal sea. Save the woman and
save yourself."
"I have a purpose in keeping it," I
said coolly. I caught again upon the
plate thusnakely, gargoylcan leer. "Allow me, Horr Deiktor. " I re-ached over
the prniVssor's ar;.i, and I took that girdle. Did it cay/.' . '■•■I eme hair's breadth
fonvarel? li n <r. ■: ■ d no v< iy lively imagination to ii <i the i pi-ems death
sjiiiig, anel the .stream :hr<:::::.h .no
tubular canals of the infernal'.s fangs,
and then the ehizim.:-, tiizzy tore..: n;
overtakes ymir niaulioe ;'- iiie. iai!
movi d loward the siatevi.cni eioo;-
"By hi .ivi ii, !.;■:■: ; n!" she::..- Caithness, now grip.iong in .d eif tin- professor's arm. "i.'n- 'nr. it's (he 1 invest
tiling I've si ; n e. i..- since Jin-n""-- Kad-
elf-n planked tin uniii jack on Majuha
hill in the teeth < f Zulu arrows tipped
with ihe poison of the puff adder. By
heaven, Briiain hemorsthe brave!  What
would place it near the porthole. Remembering the habits of the African
asp, that it could bury itself in sand, J
would throw my heavy overcoat over
it. "Duu't disturb rny clothes in that
corner. George," I saiel to tho-steward
• .ppearing at the door. "I'm not feeling well today. I shall stay in my
buuk.   Have  my meala  sent in to Tie
And—hold np there. Order m'e a sixpence of grog.    E'ght away, n.-inrl.*'
So far my plan. I would fain illness,'
(hat I might watch my dread companion. 1 dared not a,.pear on deck for
fear of encountering the eye»s of the Lady Jemappes. What would be her agony
and terror, missing the belt? I knew
that she would still linger on deck as
the evening deepened, hoping for a
sight of her horrible zone, in whose orbit her destiny lay. At evening I would
—but that is anticipating.
Till I join fny Revolutionary forefathers and warm up with them around
the fires of their campaigns and conflicts, shall I ever forget the day I passed in stateroom 45? It was one good
hour before I could make up my mind
to take my eyes off that girdle or my
pistol either. I covered it with my
"smith & Wesson, for two hours,, hours
of torment, while I again went eivor tho
details  of   my plan for the relief of   a
"At ('
something
onee and
vhoiIs o
-• coming, gentlemen"—
our   ewes said   to each other
forever, mighty as the married
music which the band tossed
were pnhn.o. a
;-s witiening off
line: of water.
; what's in that
a come:;.    As I
,'\ I :•
v. i n:
r
n- eioht bells struck. The jangle
ah i g the silence. Four o'clock!
fell all oveT me. a sharp electric
thrill crawl. Caithness was leaning
over the professor and the plate on one
side. J em the other. "It is coming,
gentlemen"—
lie stopped.
For a cry rang out from Caithness,
who was bending intently over the
plate, watching—a ory that I can hear
now   in   northern India.    God, it froze
tl.
loo
d in my veins!   I looked at the
the dew:! i.;yeiur in'<: ntieai, Dillons? Let
him go. (ior-teir. 1 know Dillons' eye'.
He has a plan. But ie! 's all shake hands
on this one point, we'll stand by my
Lady Jemappes and garner her trenicn-
rloussicre't through the thick and tint
of it all.   Slut's not to blame, I feel."
Cod bless a "man! Give me a man.
and not a woman, every big, grand inc)
of him, to stird by a woman!
"I'll be with you anon, Dillems," I
heard Caithness e:all.
I tell vein, it did not take me very
long to reach my stateroom. I dared
not trifle with that girdle, even though
my plan of action \i as formulated in
my own brain. Again the sharp, white
electric thrill moved over me. Had the
creature c.rnifained within that belt the
power of emitting infernal magnetism? I
'She stretched nvt to ??ic her white, tresrv-
h:u\ij Land*.
woman. My t-yo followed the curves
the' snake would take if it exuded from
the belt. I knew that the asp slips or
crawls along, sighting its victim, before it makes the final spring. Fifty—
no, a thousand—times I saw that close,
flattened head rise, and the leer, awakening to brilliant distension, charm me
into death. I believe. 1 must have nodded over then, for I slept.
I was awakened by the clash of steel.
Where was I? The room was quite dark,
save for one white band extending from
the porthole window. A very silent
band. And extending yet toward me.
I sprang.
"Great God in heaven, the snake"—
There are moments of your life that
are millennial. This side of the veil
that feuces in time from the eternities
the breath of all the bloom inside there
can orowd itself into 60 heart beat petals and flower into one lilied moment.
And the livid, acrid breath, sweating
from those old death sword disks that
defend Eden, can blow into your face
in one moment, too, a vapor damper
than Dante.  And yet you live.
I lived after that crawling, wet moment, when something brushed against
my arm. Was it the ship's evening signal that had awakened one? No.
I sprang and stared into that white
band unfolding before me. Unfolding,
though, like scrolls of angels from heaven, not earth. My stateroom was in
full moonlight. It must have been 8
o'clock, night, that struck. I had slept
all day.
What was that which had touched
my arm? I stared cut iufo that wh-ifeo
band of moonlight across my room. By
George, there was something unearthly,
but niosr- divine, in the ojr/'.owiug light,
a message from heaven loo full of white
blessedness to close no-: doors quite upon
the upreachin-g thrmivseif poor, eh'.rklru-
manity. I kenf staring out into that
moonbeam and listening.
"Well, old fellow! Good for you!"
Caithness' jolly voice rolled in. 'Pon
my v. ord, a voice has an atmosphere.
"You've been at it aii day, torporesque
too.   Where's the girdle?"
"Was i; yon who brushed my arm?"
I said, going cautiously toward the
portluiie corner.
"iNo. I haven't been here before for
an hour. Sehnialo.nsierpfer and I decided
to let you go it. Yes, the infernal living is all right"—
A sharp click, as of the cocking of a
pistol, iur,-..'iTup'.e-d his words. The sweat
broke upon my forehead. Ye gods be
praised! An underiock that we hael not
uoiiecd in the belt had jarred and shaken, te;o, witli the tread ed: the glorious
Sourii .Sta'.i'o:dsbire across the room,
and ihe: creature within was for the
f.mei a pre oier. But Caithness and I
>:avo oiio un.- (':er erne look, tor we knew
•'.-...i   the  snake, had   moved insieie that.
".\re vera going to be
in::. 'i   h-eger?'"   says <'.
;.:; -, v i  .1- a.;-.: you a:: '•
.'... .   a  bin.    The Mi n..
on   ]r
iihi.e
e-'ket dutv
••.••. "Dil-
u haven't
I.
li;
ill
UO, 11    J,);
la
loaf wei
e of hours:. "
join   you   soon," I calh.-d back
i y nhin   working   at   niy very
■ .1 i::■ i never left her stateroom to-
Was she alive? I quickiy ye it my-
:eiher, presentable-,   and   taking
pes lias iieve-r
left h< r siaierconi loday. I've .• ■• i to
leave yen am. your e-ha'p.e. eihi liiinw.
I'm hi ■!... d '!-■;' ; o-.irv.iih Cass nor and
his cm-,
in a con
"I'll
hastily,
soul.    "
day!
self
mc girdle under my ove-rcoat, with a
horrible qualm, I went on deck. The
moonlight had gone, before me, though,
anei lay, a white splendor, on water and
sail. The crowd had not yet come up
from diinii r, and the promenade deck
was deserted. No! Ha, way off toward
tin.- stern of the ship a lithe figure,
grucefal still in its sad abundounn nt of
suffering, bent low in the black shallow
of the swinging, flapping sail. It texik
n:e -.i seeond and a quarter to reach her
sn.. .
tiie   heard my   step anel  litfeel   upon
me a white faoe like the flower of a
moonlit field whose gnests are the
ghosts of only yesterday. She read my
eyes. Sh« stretched out to me her white,
trembling hands, but did cot speak.
And then—the long, murble silence
aud control shattered in the sweet,
white meson beam that had brought some
one. Seme one to her, her face bent upon her hands, and the angels and I only
heard the dropping of a woman's tears.
A woman's heart was made to hide
naught save the heart of her lover in
her own and unsolder all his burdens
in that heat.
"I think yon will let me help yon,"
I said, ohokingdown a mighty, big gulp
in my throat and getting misty around
my eyes, confound it, with my 12 feet
of shadow. "I have the girdle." I sat
down beside her and told her all quiok-
ly. I lifted the coat beneath whose folds
the hideous burden lay. But I held baok
her hand as she reached for that burden.
Jove, I'd have chaperoned 20 snakes to
have had the bliss of that one moment.
"You will give it to me," she said,
reaching for the girdle.
"If you will tell me all. If you will
give me your solemn oath that you will
not"— She knew what I could not say.
"The word of a lady is enough. I believe you."
And she  told me all.   Born in India,
the   daughter   of   a   celebrated  snake
charmer whose   beauty had  subdued a
Scotch   nobleman tarrying   in Bombay,
the temperament of the mother and the
strange power of the mother lived on in
the  daughter's   veins.    The father had
died insolvent, having run through the
fortunes of a vast estate.   The daughter,
for her own support, had realized, with
a horrible start one day when there was
no  money and   no food, that the snake
unwinding like a ribbon of  green grass
among the  opal fkwers, wound again,
ami   waited poise^d, reflecting the talisman   ol  her will  in   his perilous  eye.
Theu'cai.-ie the two years of wandering,
we u-d life- as the beautiful snake charmer,   lledeli jg hen-self aloof freim humanity, in the proud  isolation   of   spirit inherited   f. :.u    the   Scotch   father,   the
snake   hae, become her companion, had
saved her from the teeth of wild beasts
in many a jingle day.   "Why shouldn't
he save me oow?" she cried.   "We shall
si,-,'!;!, Malta .-.nan hour." "Malta," she
told me of that.   It was during tho roving   life in   India   that her  beauty had
won the grea* offer of   the hand of   the
Lorei Junappeti, old as her grandfather.
" V\ k-kecer thaJi my snakes," she cried.
"Tiny kite yot out of life quickly.   He
woiild slowly se.:v:ei:ze out the bestwith-
inme.'"    She   uael married   him.    She
was so tired thea of tho crowds and the
toil, poor child,  she   had   married him.
Tiny had wandered to   Egypt, to   Gib-  i
raltar—where nos.    Tho Lord Jemappes i
was stationed at Malta now.    It was in j
Egypt  she  had   finally  secured the old i
friend "who shall some day free me.    I j
have never loved,  ' she cried.    But pur
eyes met.
Rmht up above, tho mast the great
round, white mooiv, with its face upon
tho lips of the sky, kissed that sky into
a heaven. And the breath of that kiss
we call moonlight here below.
And the soul at my side, that had
awakened   to  tbw  call of my own life,
Wi
held aonrt+'roui me forever.
"Ma:ia!" Malta!" The word roil ad
alciig, the deck and snapped the siieiices
of the gaze of love. Do you know what
it is when "never—forever" swings
the door to on ycrr soul? The passengers were thronging up the companion-
way to siftht the i'arfamed island.
Grandly its rocks arose^ out of the moonlit sea, and we began grandly to round
into the harbor hedged with England's
guns, the harbor where the Peninsular
and Oi-iental steamers stop for five
hours.
"I am all ready to go on shore," the
voice at my side said with all its old
proud firmness now. "It is probable the
Lord Jemappes will be. down to meet"—
Her vt>ice shook, "fie is horrible to look
upon, but be will never die.'' She laughed wildly than in such utter despair.
"You have given me your promise
tbat you will not"—I glanced at the
girdle, and my breath cams quick and
bard—' 'till you see me again in Malta."
"I have gven you my promise," she
said, her voice shaking.
We were standing in now quickly,
and the great fortifications stood out
against the moon.
"I don't understand it, " said one of
the passengers, approaching us, leveling his glass upon the shores white as
day in the southern moonlight, "Ther*
is no national anniversary.   Hark!"
A tremoneious roll of drums shook
from the shore. Fort St. Elmo on the
Valetta point answered by the low boom
of a terrible thunder. Fort Manoel over
there and Fort Tigue on Dagut point re-
spondee!, echoed far over there in-Grand
harbor, where the Mediterranean fleet
rode at anchor. The batteries along the
sea answered to those on the hillside.
On the roll of the terrible symphony
the iron voice of the minute gun began.
"There is a man-of-war at the dock,"
I said, raising my glass.
"Listen I" cried Caithness, approaching us. "I feared so. " The man's oyes
that had laughed into the light of at
thousand cannon misted.
We were within one minute of our
pier. A few measured beats of the
drum, and the grand strains of tho
"Dead March" in "Saul" broke in sublime volume, across whose peal and cry
the roll of the muffled drums anel the
steady voice of the minute gun spoke1
We could see now the cortege in alow
movement toward the English man-of-
war—a regiment of infantry, arms at a
carry, bayonets unfixed; a batte-ry of
artillery, the gun carriage with its solemn burden wrapped in the English
flag.
My heart leaped to my throat. I saw
the face of the Lady Jemappes. *
"It is the funeral of General J<e-
B.e-npes," some one whispered, glaneingf
ne.-i vously toward our group. "The body
ge>'s to England tonight."
.' saw my lady's face, across whose
whiteness the mingled emotions fled
like the streaked clouds across the
moon's kiss on the sky. Her hand
reached way over the ship's side and
flung with impetuous emotion her girdto
away and away into the wave curves ot
sea. Our ewes mot then and withdrew
not from each other, for a new heaven
ann a row earth were unfolding to just
one; man and one woman.
THK JJND.
N'OWbKDGE isn'i wisdom, but without kiiowleiilyc it woulel bo difficult
to niiike ;i nism wise. If wo would
iic'i wisi'ly in auyi'lihi:; we must liisi irnin tlm
kiiowlcelicc to Uiiou- how io iici and l.iieu with
wNelom put our knowledge into pniclicid use.
When :i ::-.-iti b e:isj iu.tr about, loo'ciurr- Cor a
locution wIhtc. he «.■:!!! nniki'.his home wit li the
assurance thai, if lie "attends to lus kuibhijr"
mid honest ly strive:- To make the best ofhisop-
porliinilic-,. bisi-IV ns will be crowned with ...ik-
ci'Ss. he-j wants lo know the inerbs and demerits
of Ihe locality and the cmdilions cxislin:-', so
as vo act wilh wisdom .
It is hi'causu ne-n act without wisdow. on-very
lilllc knowli'drr-,,. thai so nitniy make failures eif
life. They arc led by impulse and flirt with
I lame Koruinc like a iildd.y school iriii The.
resui', is alway- the same. They fail': and when
thev i!o down t hey lake some li.odv with them,
.-mil Ihe e,.••■inanity ,,] larrre sutTors in sonic
measure with ever.- failiuc. It h, not failures,
bul successes, that fr-o |., build up a coiiiiniinity.
i lui- :.;i-iiii^-. e.nerio-i ie. successful man in a town,
who ha- won llirmisdi sheer -'stick-io-itivencss"
and illei it is worth a doze-.n ha nirers-ou. who.
without wisdom or worth, attempt to win by
pot luck".
It is tin' former da-*-* I La r- are wanted in this
iiiin of llriiis't Colombia.. If any such arc scek-
intr a:: opi-ninrr. they can i-otiio tin's way. There
a re o cujuirs lor every one. Success will be
ihe;r'* as sure as they work tV>r ii. Xew Denver
ma.ki-s :he lirsl bid bo- this el.;.-:,-: of men. \\ e
have sonic her- hut there is room for more The
iteiuciiiieels otTered aiv many. \\'c «j|| state; a
I'-'W   a-- I, icily -i - :-o--si!iii-:       '   .
X "• I '■ v.-r'.-: |. „■:; i i ." -,!: a plalcii ti s|,,|,in:: : o
lie- -hoi-. ■■! s',.'.;-.:- !a !o-. ma :-es i; an ideal spot
b.r-i t-1-.-iil. nl i; I ci tin--, which ii is last bein-.
iii.-t'lc lis home-, are ia.-ahnve the u vera ire found
f ■: niii-l mi nil!"- cu a;; is.  a ml   its public halls and
bii lienors ■ id ! it-b s | ! ,,.j;,   ;,,-,. r. •inmodiou-.
-■.iih.--:.T:it ial. .oid I iti.'i wi;h a vi,.-w to perniao-
.■nev T'l.-r- is e.-ihin-.' shoddy a In an then;
!,ike tile nieO w:-<. ' eill ih.-el. I hey are bore lo
-'ay
|: is bul o.-'taral oia. ihi-  feeliiirr- of e- utide	
p. \"imv 1 >.-ii \-'-r"s -lability simiiiill prevail.'   A-mic
f •■ an -l|.. .ie-.-;,     -,:-,     ile.; • p.. ji.wn   lias ,,.. ., ,-, .•;
oee! i-il    nil!'",    i     ■-:        -   !     li, 'Colli OIL'-    I Ie     he" -i
1111:i I 11■! - for s. me   . ,f   the  s| ;■< .nrre.-i   Iiiiil in:' <■■•)<•■ -
'  ,...  •:• -    ■; .ni:.J.   i .   lb.-     'loci,.       .The   Sh'-e:
mountain . t ; •:■I   na .-a'■:." ii-   and   beiclit v-Ib.-uii
mine-,  e.   IT.vin.     !   !L    -.-. .   ie.  -■ i 1 Ve I' .'! 11 n   bald   V    llles,
■p- r-'pilly dev, In i'.rr iiOo le-a \ y ship: cr--.
'!':■ -ir ;.- yr :-■ :■ '" ■ i.l "'ill no; ac^r.-e-.te niore
;h   i: ! •" "ieii   -'in    hi . number wj|| lie iii"!-!-iliun
lr   i .il-'l  b,  a   silo -:   titl'e
i.'.-u bene- r is ihe i.-iekiiirr anil couiinereia!
ceil're as well as (he resii lent in 1 town on the
li.-a i:i i'uI >'.loi-a li bike. The business done !iy I be
I'.-ot'- "•' Miip.lr.-'ii i- siirpri-ipe.l-,- hi rr/c unif ever
■pel-. asinir. All ihe b"-al mines ami tlcse of
■•'••urMile 'I'en ' .M"i. an.I Sprinrrer and 1,. moii
creeks   .a ■  'hn.iiL'-h i-hi.' local bauU.
New lien-,a'-- seh-ol .iciliiies are irood: it--,
c'lin-elies are peat. •.:.-!!-..ou.-inicted and well
atn-iidc-b hs s;p ci..;.-. re sidew.-ilked in all dircc
t:o"-. Th-i .\vn is no! laid out wall one st reel
a.el a ha'-k yard, lui! covers fully a mile square
ami is without doubt ill" preiliesi spot for a hoine
in 1 he tnininir see: hei of l-iriiNh (.Jo In in bin
New Den vcr'-. ci!i"cit* a :c the pioneers of the
Slocan They have made money in the ca mp,
a ml re-invested if They own their homes anel
are continually hnprovimr- (hcin. eonlidenl that
they will I c amply repaid for the expenditure; in
ihe c.anion ami c'lijoynieul of them. "
There are openinu's. in Xe.w Denver for several
line-, of laisiness
New I>e,iver's .ccnic heauly is unparailed in
North America: i!s eliina c is tenipernte. anel
tin- health of ifs citr/cn •• marvelniisly eood—.sick-
p.-ss from |  on! causes is .»<.;.|,,m e.xp'eriencp.d. Seventh Yea.r.  THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B. C, THURSDAY, MAY 31, 1900.  7"  The man who procrastinates, strug*-  g-les with ruin.���Heiseid.  No soul is desolate as long- as there is  a human being for whom it can feel  trust and reverence.���George Elliot  I'ride seems to be equally distributed;  the man wlm owns the carriage and the  man who drives it seem to have it just  alike.���W  H. Shaw.  Who feels no ills should therefore fear  them, and when fortune smiles be  doubly cautious, lest destruction come  remorseless on him and he fall unpitied.  ���Shakespeare.  1 am not a friend to a very  energetic  government     It is  always  oppressive.  It places the governors indeed more at  their ease at the expense of the people  ���Thomas Jefferson.  In till ancient Christian literature  there; is not one word that tells the slave  to revolt, en- that tells the ��� master to  liberate', the slave, or even that touches  the problem of public right which arises  out of slavery.���Ernest Kenan.  1.have recently been examining all  the known superstitions of the world,  atiel elo not find in our particular super-  nation .(Christianity) one redeeming  feature. They are nil alike, founded  upon fa bios and mythologies���Jefferson.  It may prove useful to have learned  from history the elementary lesson that  no opinion is true simply because it has  been held by the greatest intellects, or  by the largest number of human beings,  at different periods in the history of the,  world���Max Midler,  Let every one insist on reality and  sincerity, ami refrain as much as he can  from complimentary usages which involve untruths. If each resolves to tell  as few tacit lies as ponsible, social intercourse will he much healthier ���Herbert  Spencer.  " 'Peace; hath her victories.' and one  of the) grearot of them is won by people;  who overcome the desire to go to war."  ��        In religion,  Whatelanined error,but sornesoberbrow  Will bless it, and approve it with a text?  ���Shakespeare.  The greatest evil of our times is the  prevailing cowardice. We do not dare  to assert our opinions, to bring our out-  warel lives into harinony with our in  ward convictions; we believe it to be  worldly policy to cling outwardly to  relics of former ages, when at heart we  are completely severed from them.���  Max Nordau.  There is no counting with certainity  on the justice of men who are capable  of fashioning and worshiping an unjust  divinity; nor on their humanity so long  as they incoporate inhuman motives in  their most sacred dogmas; nor on their  ���reasonableness while they rigorously  decline to accept reason as a test of  truth ���John Morley.  Theology is in no sense a science. As  to any knowledge, of infinite will, the;  being ami attributes of Goel, all men  are, ami forever will be, on the dead  level of absolute nescience The highest  .-priest,    pope,    or   Pontiles    Maxinnis  ��� knows no more'; of what is outside of  nature than the babbliny; infant. They  only imagine more;.��� Eli/nr Wright.  We- are; born to an inheritance of  opinions, right anel wrong-, and, right  or wrong, we cling to them with a  pertinacity exceeded by nothing but  our attachment to life. The seeds of  error as well as of truth are planted by  the stupid parent in the minds of his  unfortunate chilelreii, and lucky i:< the  e-hild in whose miiiel the tares elo not  choke the wheat bed'ore; it is able to elis  languish one from the;  other ���Voltaire  Manners are of more importance than  laws, I'pnn them, in a great measure.  the laws depend. The law touches us  hut here and there, now and then:  manners are what vex or soothe,corrupt  or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or  refine us by a constant, steady, uniform,  insensible operation like that of the air  we breathe' in. They give their whole  . form and cedor to our lives According  to their quality, they aid  morale,  they  ��� supply them, or they totally destroy  them ��� Burke;.  It is eliflicult tei conceive that anyone  can really believe that Jesus, a man  of  flesh   and   blood   like   ourselves,   was  killed,   buried,   and   subsequently  appeared  in   the;  middle of a room when :  the door was shut.    Vet Christians have j  to believe that this happened to  Christ j  if they accept the story of the; resurrection as truth     The fact is, the;  account  is as incredible to-day as it was eleemed  by many when it first appeared.  Hence,  if is more reasonable to  regard  Easter  as the; commemoration of emlv the story  der: for one such truth, thoroughly  accepted, connects itself strangedy with  others, and there is no saying to what  it may leael us.���John Hiiskin  Anyone can go to the Bible, anel find  some text, some, passage, to uphold anything he inay elesire. If he wishes to  enslave his fellow-men. he will find  hundreds of passages in his favor. If  he wishes to be a polygamist, he'can-  mid his authority there. If he wishes  tei make war, to exterminate Iris neighbors, there his warrant can be found.  If on the other hand, he is oppressed  himself, anel wishes to make war upon  his king, he can find n battle-cry. And  if the king wishes to put him down, he  can find text for text on the other siele.  So, too, upon all questions of reform.  The; teetotaler goes there; to get, his  verse, anel the moderate drinker finds  within the sacred liels his best excuse'.���  Ingersoll.  The attempt tofinel infallible ree-eirds  in., canonical beioks, and permanent  .standards of truth in ecclesiastical  votes, has so hopelessly failed that  honest persistence in it lias become impossible to instructed persons, and  therefore' in all competent guides and  teachers of men a continual sanction  and profession of it is not simply tin  intelle'ctaial error, but a breach of veracity And this tampering with sincerity  on the part of instructors who know  better than they choose, to say, not only  arrests the advance to higher truth, but  eats like; a canker into the morals of our  time, the sophistries of unfaithful minds  are as strange; as-they are; deplorable.  Whoever smothers an ''honest doubt"  tarns it into dishonest by 'rejecting its  invitation to truer belief. And the conventional' outcry against "destructive  criticism'' intercepts the reconstructive  thought and faith which can alone en  dure.���Dr. James Martineau.  The dungeon against whose dripping  walls the brave; anel generous have  sighed their souls away, the scaffolds  stabbed and glorified with noble blood,  the hopeless slaves with scarred and  bleeding backs, the writhing martyrs  clothed in flame���the virtuous stretched  on.racks, their joints and muscles torn  apart, the flayed and bleeding bodies of  the just, the extinguished eyes of those,  who sought for truth, the countless  patriots who fought and died in vain���  the burdened, beaten, weeping wives,  the shriveled facea of neglected baben,  the murdered millions' of the vanished  vears���the victims of the winds tind  waves, of flood and flame, of imprisoned  forces in the earth, of lightning's stroke,  of lava's molten stream, of famine,  plague, and lingering pain���the mouths  that drip with blood, the fangs that  poison, the beaks that wound and tear,  the triumph of the base, the rule and  sway of wrong, the crowns that cruelty  has worn, and the robed hypocrite,?  with clasped and bloody hands who  th.-inkeid their God���a phantom fiend���  that liberty has been banished from the  world���these souvenirs of the dreadful  past, these horrors that still exist, these  frightful facts deny that any God exists  who has the will and power to guard  and bh'ss the human race'.���-U.G Ingersoll.  One (if Ihe Family.  Early Days  in B. C.  (Continued from thirel page.)  Ezry married a woman with the most  tarnation tongue you ever  listened   to  Scorcher, that tongue was !    When she  had occasion to rebuke Ezry, the tongue;  would take varnish off the furniture.  Asa result of his treatment at home  Lzrv was iiicliueiel to spend overmuch  of his time; at the; tavern. Me drank  other things there; beside cold water.  Anel when he would start for home he  was in that blissful conelition where he  dieln't care, whether school kept or not.  In that condition he was in some measure prepared to me;et his gentle chatelaine.  One night his wife sent her brother  out to "play ghost" and scare the  drunkard into reform The ghost was  expected to say in sepulchral tones that  unless Ezry reformed he would betaken into hell for sure when he passeel  over  E/.ry came up the; road���across the;  road, too���and he was trolling one of  the; lusty olel songs of Revolutionary  elays. lie was halted by a sheeted  figure.  ���IV ev'iiin',"' saiel Fzrv cheerfully.  '���Listen to your doom," solemnly anel  in deep tones quoth the spectre.  "Zhas all ri'," replied Ezry, "le.'rgo ''  "I'm a spirit."  ���'Glad to hear >, oi' f'ler, glad to hear  't. Goo' sp't. I suppose? If you're good  sp't, I mus'stan'clever wiz you. I'm a  pretty gon' f'ler, I  am."  ������I miii a spirit  of   evil,"  boomed  the  saw his blood I thought they would  go mad. With a. howl they rushed  at the cowering wretch in the corner.  "He's killed the priest!" they  called.    '-Hang him! Lynch hiin!"  Strickit pointed the pistol at  th en i. * ��� Keep h&ek ."he sai d, a 11 d  they hesitated.  "(Ie- on you cowards," called the  landlord from the door. -'Rush  him. el���n him, if he's killed the  priest twenty lives won't save  him."  At the- name -'Father Riley,'"  Strickit raised up.  "Who is it I shot?" he asked, but  no one* answered.  The fellow slowly got on his feet.  ��� ��� Father Riley?'' he repeated. ' -Let  me see him."  He. walked' towards the stricken  man.and the crowd fell back though  they guarded the door. Strickit  looked down at-his victim, and. de��  you know I saw the light of recognition   in the wounded man's eyes.  ������Yes,'-' said the murderer, slowly. "Father Riley. Father Charles  Riley, of Hill House, near Dublin,  Ireland."     All 'this to himself,  vet  audibly.  ������Then louder: "Do you know  me? Dei you kmnv ine'V I'm  Frank.".  "'Yes." and he faced the men.  shrieking,- "'I'm his brother. He  used to help ��� me out. See that  there.'"pointing at the woman on  the floor. "That was my friend.  I killed her. Now I've killed my  brother." and he ended in a. string  of oaths, blasphemous oaths.  He, stood in the dim light a moment, his clothes, his face, covered  with blood���a horrible sight. He  loeiked around, then with a growl  put his pistol to his mouth and  fired. He half turned, swayed forward and back, then forward again  and fell face downward across his  brother.   Oh! the horror of it all.  I could hear the priest gasp,  choking with blood, "Father, for-  give-he knew not���Christ���mercy-"'  and Father Riley was dead.  * * *  The woman ? She lived. Jt was  a close call, but she pulled through.  It was she told what started the  cutting ; and. would you believe it,  mourned for Strickit. She told me,  te>e). she left a. good husband for  him. Smith, the paymaster, had  her passed east, and J heard after  that she died in a. Rescue Home in  St.  Paul.  JOHN WILLIAMS  Dealer in  IMPORT   D  A*D DOMESTIC CIGARS  AN~TOBACCOES,  PIPES, &C.  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confectionery and Fruit.  BATHS IN CONN FICTION.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  Gold....  Lend....  RELIABLE  ASSAYS   *V ,:'i0 I Gold lend Silver. .Z .7.">   r>n j Guld.silv'r. e'.fj]iji'.r l..iei  Samples liy miiil receive prompt attention.  Rich Ores and Bullion Bought.  OGDEN ASSAY GO-  llifi iijt'i St., Oliver. Colo.  New Denver  Transportation  & Light Go.  PALM A AXGRIGXOX,   PROPRIETOR.  General Draying: Mining: Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.  Saddle Horses and Pack Animals.  Feed Stables at New Denver.  E.B. Dunlop  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  J. W. BALMAIN  CIA'II,  K.MilNRKIi,   ARCIIIT.ECT, ETC.  P. e>. Box i7(i.  SAXD0X, B. C.  Children's their CiiltniH-;'t Specially.  SLeiCAX   CITY. - - B.  0.  ~ F. L. CHRISTIE, L.I.B.  BARRISTER,  'SOLICITOR, Etc.  NOTARY PUBLIC. ;  Jiverv Friday at Silverton. SAXDOX. B. C  To Builders:  li' yon    want    Dimension  Lumber. Rouo'h and Dressed  Lumber. Coast and Kootenay  Ceil in ����� and Flooring', Double  and   Dressed   Coast   Cedar,  Rustic,    Shiplap,    Stepping-,  Door Jambs, Pine and Cedar  Casings,      Window     Stiles,  Turned     Work,      Brackets,  Newel   Posts,   Band-sawing,  Turned'Veranda Posts, Store  Fronts.  Doors,   Windows or  Glass, write to���  Nelson Saw  & Planing  Hills, Limited  Nelson, B. C.  TORONTO  New Silk and Dress  vrOTK'K IS HEKHBV GIVEN th.it I inreiid to  A apply :u tlie next meetiner ot the Bonn! of  License Commissioners for the Slocim Dist. ici for  leave lo transfer tin*, hotel license now held liy  in.; al Sloe.in .(miction to S.-A    McMiinnis.  \V. If  LAMBERT,  slocan J   ne-tion, May 17, limn.  A rapid \hlil Oreler service con Meets out-of-town        PtpTIf)   TUnYlP   n T\ f\  nddvpCiQ  customers Willi tills siore's twenty dei.M.'tinenls.     We.       ^WU";  lidj*I1W  di-UdUUICbb  send you .��ani)iles and catalogue, alsoyiveany special      TQT C&ta.lOPTlG  information yon may reep.nre.   . We estimate the cost vwuwivguv.  of your new "-own: send you full particulars as to style, iinei in general, look after vour interests in  a llioroufi-lily'sntisfaotory manner. Samnles of Silks. Dress Co..els, Linens, Caniliries. Muslins,  Flannels. Luces. Em broideries, r-to lie brief, we sund sample.*" "I cver.vlliinir tliat can be .sampled tei,  any address in Canada.   Slinll we send you a ran^-e?  AODUESS; MAIL ORDKK UEPAKTM EXT.  W. A. MURRAY & CO., Limited  17 to 27 King St. East,  10 to 16 Col borne St.. Toronto.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  SHOSHON.K   Mineral Claim.  The Water's Brake  Is h simple and efficient feature of the GENDRON BICYCLES  for 15)00. Few machines in its class have met with such general commendation. Goto any Gentlron Agency���they're  everywhere���and study the special features in this season's  models, particularly the chainless.  Agents wanted.    Write for Catalogue.  CANADA CYCLE & MOTOR CO.. Limited  Head office, Toronto, Ont.  Situa:'::    in   !l��.    Slocan     Mining   Division   of  Wist   Kooteimy Disiriet.     Where   located:  Adji'iinini;-ilie (Jhaiilbers iind   Derby   on the.  oiiih Fork -.f e'.irpi.nier creek.  rpAKK ���Ni'TJCK ih-ir I.   W.   S.   Drewrv.   I*ree  1.    .Miner's Certificate Xo. l')8ii* for 'iiysi-lf. J. C.  Bolander. Fvn Miner's Certificate Xo. 1.1S3..1, and  Charles MeXieholl. Free  Miner's  Certificate Xo.  U';-|i-"i.  Intend   sixty  days from ihedate  hereof,..  te> apply to the Miii*inf�� Recorder for a Certificate  ol 'Improvements, for the  purpose, of obtaining  a Oown (.'rant eif the. above claim.  And further lake notice that ae-tion  under section .'17. nmsi he commenced  before theissuance  eif such Certilieate of Improvements.  Dated this null day of May. A. D.lfino.  W. S. DHJ2WKV  I'KTKOIT Mineral Claim.  {"ritKANT .Mineral Claim.  TI1ISTM" Mineral Claim.  .UAIil-.V s:. KRACTIOXAL  Mineral Claim.  For Salk���TheV Taylor House;. Enter'  prise; L-ineliiiii, uiie-. <if tlits best lie)t.e;l  locations on Sim-Mil lake-,. Api'ly to (.'.  B. Taylor, New benver.  (iAKDKN r^Si"'!'  a*�� "���''������''->'CCtUd  F1MMT AND  ORNAMENTAL  L  of an L-vcut, and not of tho event  itself j gpo0k.  ���Charle-s Watts i     --Sp't   evil!     Don'   shay   slio.  We; are; all   of  us   williim- to  accept : p'raps viin're; the; ele'.vil himself."  "I am."  Wa I  Hollies, Roses, Rhododendrons,  Shrubs, Bee Hives and Agricultural  Implements. New SO-page catalogue  Bedding Out Plants.  M. J. HENRY,  .���Jim.; We-iimin -ter Road. Vancouver, l-i. c.  Merit is Bound to Win  Out  And that's why the Brantford  has reached the high favor it enjoys todav in whoeldom. The important new features and improvements adopted in the 1000 models  will bring it fresh laurels as among the-v high-grade class Agents  everywhere. Look one up.and study the l.e^el Bird. e>r write for  catalogue.  -Vgent wanted. CANADA CYCLE & MOTOR CO, Ltd.  To rem to. Ont.  Write for catalogue  it;  ^'s  of a wheel for a Lady  The special Ladies' model is'a lit-rlii wheel���an easy running wheel  ���a well-balanced wheel���a 22-pound wheel���a graceful wheel.  See the skeleton gear case���option uf a combined coaster and brake  at a slight additional cost.  Aii'ent wanted. Write fbr catalt'gu��.\  CANADA CYCLK & MOTOR CO., Ltd  Head office, Toronto, Canada.  Situate in the Slocan Mininy- l)ivision of West'  Kc>. te-imy disiriet. Whe e located: On  Howson Creek.  "PAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T. Twi^,  1 iifreut for fieoiw W. Hughes. Free Miner's  Certificate Xo. (if!)76.and The Scottish Colonial  Gold Fields Ltd., Free Miner's Certificate Xo.  1385!), intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply to the Mining lieoorder for Certificates of  Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown Grant of ea'-h of the above claims.  And farther take notice that action, uneler section 37, must ho commenced before the issuance  of such Certificates of Improvements.  Dated this 17th day of Mav, l'K>n  HER'BERT T. TWJGG.  I.akevM-vr,   Lakuvieev    I-'i-Hctioii     Alpha,  and Kopje Fraction Mineral Claims.  Situate in the Slocan Minintr Division of West  Kootenay    lii.,tiiet. Where     located:  About one itnd one-half miles south of New-  Denver.  TAKE NOTICE Thai I. W. S. Drewry, uctius,'  ��s ;i|_'ent, for ihe Northwest Minnie Syndicate. Liiriiteel. Five Miner's Certificate No. 189M2,  inte-nd. .sixty days from the (late hereof  to apply tei the Mining Recorder for a certificate  of improvements, for the purpose: of obtain  inir a Crown grant of each  of the above claims.  And further take notice that action under section .'17 n.ust lie commenced   before the issuance  of such cerliticale of improvements.  Dated this :id day of Mny. inn ..   " W.S. JjREWRY.  Dolly    Yardeii    and      rCiisi��fii     .Mineral  Cliiims.  Situate in ihe Slocan   Mininir   Division  of West.  Kootenay   Distiici.-   wiierc loi.-aieil: At the  bra.!   uf Wil.-on  creek  and  North   Fork   of  Carpenter.  ���PAKK N-iTICF. Thar I.  Chas. Moore, of Kaslo  1    actimr as a.s.'eiir. for .1.   M    Martin, F. M. C.  :n.:��il   \. Alfied R-.biuson. F. M. C. i:;.7l,S  B.   A.  W.   Wriuln. Free Miner's Certilieate No. R.lJ-o-iO  and    William   Ashncrs    Arnold     F.   M.  C.  No.  i:;.'i7!i A. inicud. sixty days from ihe date hereof,  to apply fa ilie'M.inii'e- Recorder for a Certificate,  of Iuipr-ivoiocnls. for the  purpose of oblaiiiiiiy- a  Crown. Grant of each ol the above claims  And further rake notice that action, under section M7. must be (Minmenccd before the issnaiie-e  of such Ceriificar.c of Iniproveinenis.  Dated ibis i'.r'!li duv of April. Juno.  ;������*���.    , ' CHAS. MOORE. I'. I,. S.  Tinsmith and Plumber  The one-piece crank and axle in the  Maniilai'tin-cr of (lalvanized   Air-1'ipe.   Powder-1  'I'liau-crs, 'janip Stoves and all kinds ;  of Sheet Metal Work. j  TIN     AM)   (;.\l.\ ,VNlZi:i)   KOOKINC   A  SPKCIAI/I'V.  Personal .-mention iiiven lo,-ill orders.    Estimates  sriveii.    Moderate prices.    Mailorders  l'roinptl.v    attended   t".  Is an ini]X)itanf. feature, and is ackmm'leelo-eei .su |.v most riders. It  does away with cotter pins and ejverci'iii(-s all the elifficu.It.ies heretofore experienced l��y Inose cranks: pn-vcnis accidents and breakage. Study the feature in the popular ('.-I'ladian made mount for  1900.  Write fur catalein-ue.        Airtrnt wanie-d,  CANADA CVCI.K ^ .,10T()K CO.,   Ltd,  Head office, Toremti-, Canada.  Canadian  t"rv^^B^''.->- :^^^^.:^ i.'.'^jai- mmm wjMmj  AND SCO LINE.  Between  ATLANTIC & PACIFIC  The direct route from  Kootenay Country  to .-ill points East and West.  Sho|i at present near Sandon Sawmills. j  SiukIom, i;. e.'. j  iloa'I truths or blunt ones, whie-h e-an be?  jirtcl liannlesslv into spare niches, or  sliroiploil ami coffined at one-i'emt of the.  way, we, iiolilim.-- coinplai-ent'ly the  (���(���mori-ry keys, and supposing wc have  learned snini-.thmir. But a saplino-  truth, with earth at its root anil blossom  mi its liriine-.hes: or a trene-haiit truth  that can cut its way throny-ii \>;w< nml  sods, most men, it seems t-i nit*, dislike  the si-j-ht or entertainnie.nt. of, if liy any  :-iie..st or visiem may be  inele.ed, this is no   won-  "\yn' \i.v there, ol' In.iy,  pu'  er   there  Come up t' lumsc.    Zhe'i! be- o-la' to she-  ye. that zhej   will,    S'pose-,  ye  know  of  yer  sister  lournal.  i^adies' C  *Xi.*��/ Jil-.Ji��rvx!  0-��  e  course', that I'm  married   to  Naiie-v."��� Cewiston l^veniiii;-  means   such  avoieled.    And.  A wine linn that undm-stands its  business lias sent a circular to many  e-l ere.-y m on, set tin:;- forth the merits of  irs wines and liepim-s. with jirie-e'S b\'  i he rase. etc. The end of the e-ire-.ular  reads: "X.Ii. ���Kvrry ease sent vein will  be marked and packed skillfully, so as  ii it to excite', suspicion."  Workers in Tin.  (Copper -ind  Sheet Iron.  Air Piping and Mining  Work a Specially  Head(|U;irlers.   Xcw ])k.\ver|  The models are eonsiructetl on ihe most advanced idea of tlicelwihi-  less principle - - lushest yrade in materials and liianulaei.ure, and  embrace all the iinprovtmieuls wliicli have plaet-d ihe. .Masscy  Harris in the bi^'h favor it. nierii.s o'eneiall\'. I'lie: ladies' chainh-ss  Mi's models of yraee and elesi-^a: thev have 'lie safety die-ss o-nard,  improved handle bur anel seat post ���idjustnie.-nt: Iraim- ceiiistnicrion  aiiinits. ot o-| eatest case in niountino' and disiiinuntiiio-; ne-rfejctly  eipiippcd. A special feature or. chain '.vlie-els, thecennbine-d t'oasier  aiid brake.    W'riie lor ea.talop.iie.    A.u'e-nt, wanted.  ('AKAI)A CVCCK ^  .MOTOl; CO., L;,i  1 fi-ad (iflie-c. Toi'mit' ���, ('a nada.  First-Class Sleei'iers on all trains from  Kevelstoke and Kootenay Ldg-.  Tourist Cars pass Medicine Mat dhily  for St. Paul; Sunelays and  Wednesdays for Toronto;  Fridays  for Montreal and Itoston.  Same cars pass  Kevelstoke  one day  earlier.  I o.\N|..(.-| In.NS  Kcvol-ioke .mil inn in line points.  sr.l'ik   I lie: l\-       11.-lavrC. ^idiui.' nr: Daily lxnos  S:I.'ik ex. Sun: Iv N lli-nvi-r l.ds.-: ;ir ex. Sliii.lai-teik  lluSSI.AXI'.   NH.SoN   (IK.-iv'S   NKS't     KHJMII    AM)  la'I'MiAI.-Y l-iir.VTKV.  !i..^ili ex.   Sun: I v N'.l len ver Ijdp: ar ex .- un |.'.:-;..k  l'i ' AM' 1-1,-o.M SAXIM'X  1.-...-I "k dly Iv      . ..Denver (.'. Sdir a r diy s..-'.ak  i:i ;io|< i-x Sun lv..\ Denver l.dir.ar ��� \ Sim .:��� .'i k  Asecitaii: ra li-s and   full   iuformat ion   liy  an-  d re-sin^ ilea re-1   |..e.il airent. or���  O. I.!. (.Al-h'KTT. A.-eoI \e-.v I i. liver.  W. K.   Anders...n.  'I'rav    I'.-iss.   A-t..  XeN.,n,  K. .1. e-oyle. A. e;. I'. ..\l*i.. V: iv.t.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TiCKEiS^  I'd .'lllll I'l'iilll  Klll-u|i|.   ii    j,   ]���������-   -..a  I'a':,!!..,i  and Auieriean lines.       \     ,i,     ;, r   -.oner     ,.|, ~  rates, tickets and   full   .m   .in.   ;.,,,.,   i.,   -in-, r.  Ky atrent or���  <r   i'.   ��� v i. :���: !��� r r.  W. I'. K.  ' ��� i'. i.'.   ', . ��� : I. .\. 'a   i'l'inn  ��� ��� i .���-.    i   .-.  ~.   '>..',.  -A in i,. , 8  THE LEDGE, NEW DKN VEK, B.C., MAY 31,  1900.  Seventh Y^ar  THE ROSK  IN THE C'AKHKX.  He followee! her into the fwelau, where  A rose bloomed sweet and red,  And he saw her stand beside it there  And gracefully bend twr head!  She kissed the beautiful, fragrant n.��e,  And he heard h��r gentle si^h.  Then he'followed after, upon tiptoes.  And his heart w;isl)natintr hit^li.  He stood where the maiden had .stood beside  The beautiful blushintr rose, . '  And lie lovingly bent his head and Mirhed,  And lie buried h's mouth and nose  A intuit: ihe iietals so sweet, so rare,  That the fair maid's lips had pressed ;  Bui a bumble-bee that hud just .eot.the.re  Proceeded to do the rest.  (Jhieairo Times-Heralei.,  'i'wi;M'v-F(ii;itTn   in  kosslan")  lhtnelreels oi prospectors,path finders.  trail blazers  and  others  put  on  their  'best to��-s and struck the- trail for   Ross-  land last Thursday to   celehrRte  Queen j  Vic's 81st  birthday.    It   was  after the; o-ranel celebration of  eif Mafekino for the local inhabitants to j  participate* and ��-ive vent to their inner- j  most fee-lings, by inelulij-inii' in the <_v 1 u��--s i  that cheers, but it was not   Imiio'  before,!  the pleasure*, seeking visitors hael them-j  salves located the different joints where, j  beer is solel  al  so  much  a  nickle  anel i  boozerine at soi'mic'h a  load.    But   nor- i  witliRtaneling   the   c-he*ipnesa   and   the!  quantity,  in  sig-ht,   many   apparently, i  with   "Teat   foresight,   tliouu'lit   of  thej  trip homewarel again and of rh�� perhaps |  narrow trails they would have, to e-rawi i  up anel therefore widely abstained from  comnii'ttinji' themselves with a too coin-|  fortabl��ja��'.    The town was. very .a'aily i  'decorated, with flays and banners of all j.  descriptions anel looked fully   prepared !  to give a cordial welcome to those  who !  have not the g-ood fortune to live, there*.. J  At 12 o'clock General Coulson mustered I  his men at  the   War   Ea<rle  mine  audi  iireel a yranel salute of 21 "tins   Shortly i  al'terwanls the   Rossiand   Band  started j-  to pump air intei their instruments, anel ;  sub-assay ollice here, while Ike East-  wooel is putting-up a butcher shop. The*  mining recorder at Vernon, 80 miles  away, has been instructed to visit this  place regularly anel take records. His  iirst visit was last week  operations will he resinned on the  Olels 'property thin summer. On the  four,claims of this group there are six  quartz ledges The quart/, has g/iven  assays from *?14 tei S128 in gold in silver  values. Last year SOU,000 was offered  for this "-roup and refused. Some of  the, owners are now inEng'huid with a  view to raising money for the working-1  of the proporty. !  The Eureka, a few miles from here, j  was located bv Stanlield, of Chorrv!  Creek. He discovered it while placer-j  iny up the Ke.ttle. Some of the ore, is]  telluride, .similar, to -Cripple Creed;,  From 2S assays values in gold from .*11  teio soein j to .-?:-i-20 were, obtaiimd. A ton of ore:  lie redief; ii'oiii the surface', was shipped to the  sinelter and gave 87. A lower tunnel  is being- run on the property, and a  trail to Wane-hope will be cut out in a  lew elays The k'dg'i'running- through  the Eureka is a large erne anel locations  upon it have beeoi niaele for a distance  of live miles.  8��y love picked flowers one by one  While I stood near with my cigarette.  .  She plucked a rose like a gieat, red sun,  Moneywort, asters and mignonette.  "Here is a white brier," she said,  "As white as the love that J. yivo to you."  I plucked a marigold out oi: the bed.  "Hero is a heart that is bliihc and true���  "Blithe and true and i'uil of ihe suai."  My lady smiled ai our fair conceit,  Pulling the flowers one; by one  And pressing the l horns beneath her fe;et.  The soft hours *toie across the luwsi, ,  And she came close and softly said,  "When the dew is dry and tin: leavosaro gona,  What will become of im- white and the red'?"  And 1 said: "In a garden ihe poets Jsnmv,  Where the laughter of yomh "rows neve  We will see the phlox and ilie liiies blew  And the sweetbrior lovinj,' the m;-- i^nl-a  - old.  :ln  a care.  ���'We will walk the pathways v:  Smelling the rose and tie n.', :   ��� rn-ite,  And you will be wondorl'u:;y l:i. .; .-.nd fair,  And I will bo slill ai .i..;.y . :. .:.���:: <.���; ;<���!"  ���Theodore llolierts in Tir.ie and tho Hour.  Established in Nelson 1.890  1 am now on deck to tell my friends "I am still alive." ���'  My Stock is Up-to-Date  My Prices are Right  I Guarantee Quality  I demand the Lakgkst axd Latest stock in 13.  C., which I want you to know,  and don't for-,  get the place.  Headquarters for  Watches, Jewelery and Diamonds  The Famous KARN Pianos  MODEST   FIRE   HEROES.  M SEWING MACHINES  ,V    Sd.Mi  ������That passed ovei and tois may. l.o."  Many sorrows ha ve eoineand gone;  l'tiin has tarried and Ihen pa-seii on,  "That passed over and ibis may. lo.i.V  This is the song 1 Would sing to you.  Xow (hut the trial has come once more,  You've coni|iiercd piein in riie days il' yoiv,  ������That j*.-i6.se : over and this mny, !o>."  Who forgets that the skies are l>hu-  lu dreary seasons of fog-anil rainy  To-morrow tile rain may shift again,  -That passed over and this may, ton."  ��� Voulh's Companion.  True to Instruction*.  My friend the newspaper man told  mo a funny little story which happened  during   tho last  election   in  a,certain-  then   followed   by   the'  Spokane   and , newspaper office in this city  Kosuland base ball nraves, marciHut |  through the streets. It was not a veu-y!  imposing spectacle hut still afforded  pleasure to many bane ball (enthusiasts  and "'iris who lined the streets, anel  occasionally got the g-lassy eye from  one of the, statewards. At the ball  grounds, although it looked rather  stormy, a g-reat number of people  turned out and had the pleasure of  witnessing some g'ood samples of playing' anel fumhling- at the same time.  'The Blair Business College*, of Spokane  went to bat first amid the, war e-ry of  their college rooters and suecee'ded in  touching- the home plate twice. Then  Rossiand took a turn, but the peculiar  arm swing- of Allan somewhat fooled  them and they retired with nit to their  credit. However, the Spokane boys  hael the same dose in their second inning's. When the Mountain City went  to bat again their metal was up, and  through muffing; and g-ood batting succeeded in scoring-d. From the see-ond  inning's to the ninth the grey suits of  Rossiand streamed in until at the-, finish  the score stood IH to o in their favor.  At the close of the ball .game some g-ood  two-legged and bicycle sprinters went  over the course and gave the people an  idea how swift the western life can be.  In the evening the Scotch Club engaged!  the Miners' i'uion hall, where to the  sweet and plaintive strains of Rrimmer-  man's orchestra over 100 couple tripped  the light fantastic. Throughottt, although the day was fairly well kept, it  was not quite so warm as Rossiand is  usually wont to make it.  , NKWS    FKOM     WAUCHOPK.  C. E. Strickland is on a visit to New  Denver.  Andrew Wallace, Russ Thompson  and Arthur Brindle have staked many  claims in this district.  Pat HayeH has made a location not-  far from here. The ore from it resembles that found on the. Olds property.  The Government has expeneleel .-?.")(10  on the trail to Wane-hope, and it is now  in excellent condition for mountain  tralfic.  Plenty of grass in ibis section. Door  and grouse furnish prospectors with  better food than the regulation bason  and bannock  Both tcmlerfi''-' aii'i trail Ma/.iTS in  this new caii]]' devour the i-nii'ems of  Tin-: I.Kiiiii: with much gusto every  time the. journal strikes (lie diggings.  Yurnoii peojilt* ilite.-,d extending- the  wagon road from M-mashce mountain  lo W'aui'bope. a disiane-e of ten miles.  They are after the trade of thiscainp.  W. K. Richmond has made a loe-ation  near Red Paddv's claims, but farther  up the Kettle river. .Judging from the  great amount of rich float, \V. K. i hinks  this will be a great camp.  The'' P R. are moving the, wharf  from Brooklyn le> Fire. Valley where the ,  ranchers will make it permanent. Four  miles from tin* Funding F. ('. Morrison  has a hotel and has commeiii'ud ranching on a n ex ten-d ve -.rale.  Two Atistrians named Ski arc taking  supplies id a galena claim they have a :  few miles from here. The ore. on it j  looks like the Slocan product, and  assays as high as :-'.imi ounces in silver,  have, been obtained from a sample sent-  to the siueite.r.  In Wane-hope. W. IF Fambert. formerly of Slocan Junction, has opened a  hotel with a side line of prospectors'  supplies.    Wat-on,   uf   Vernon,   has   a  They were pressed for' men and had to  take on some of the old printers that  went out of office with the arrival of the  typesetting' machines, One of the editorial writers wrote what he considered  a fine e'lort of rhetorio on AicKinley.  Every page was sorely crowded, and the  flat had pone forth that nothing should  be leaded, not even editorials, in the  midst of the editorial effusion occurred  the following sentence: "McKinley's  name led all the rest."  This pieoe of copy was turned over to"  one of the old discharged men. To  everybody's astonishment half of the  editorial in point was leaded, making a  very offending column to the eye.  The old printer was sent for. He declared he had followed copy exactly.  Asked to bring the proof, he hurried up  stairs and from a bundle of written  sheets extracted what he wanted.  In the meantime the editorial writer  had discovered that "led all the rest"  had been omitted entirely, and-he was  madder than ever.  "Where is the rest of that sentence?"  he growled when the ancient fossil appeared with the copy. "You've chopped  this off at 'McKinley's name.' "  "There is the copy," said the aged  file. ' 'Rip-lit after McKinley's name you  wrote 'led all the rest,' and I leaded it,  of course.''  The editorial writer had nothing more  to say after that.���St. Louis Republic.  Puzzling the Royal Society.  The proceedings of the Royal society  of  London were  not taken so seriously  150 years ago as they are now.    A sailor who had  broken his leg was advised  to send to the Royal society an account  of the remarkable manner  in which he  had healed the fracture.  He did so.   His  story was that, having fractured his leg  by   falling  from   the top of a must, he  had dresseid it with nothing but tar and  oakum, which   had  proved  so wonderfully  efficacious   that in three days be  was able to walk just   as well as before  the   accident.     This  remarkable  story  naturally caused some er-rei'euient among  the members of the society.  No one had  previously suspected tar and  oakum   of  possessing    such    miraculous    healing  powers.    The society wrote   for further  particulars and doubted, indeed, whether   the leg  had   been   really fractured.  '-'he truth of this part of the story, however, was proved beyond the shadow of  ;���/i.nuhl.   Several hitters passed between  Ihe Royal society and   the humble sailor, who continued to assert most solemnly that his I,i'.Ken leg had   been ire-ated  with   lar   am!   oakum, and with   these  Iwo   applications   only.     The    society  ini.'.'ht- have n ;.:.'iiied puzzieel for an in-  ' ' '..'���:"������ p'T'.o-! bad nor   rue  honest sail-  ��� :  ������ . i.;r!-:i-!i   in   a posiseripr to his last  !  WTiut They Think  About. When  They Am  j P��riliiig-Tlwir   Lives   E":>r  OtticiS.  ;      "Heroes Who  l-'i-d-.t.   F:'-.-s" is  Hu- li:'o  j of an ariicin by daco.ti A   i!iis in The ( .-u-  ��� tui-y, in ihe series ol'   '��� licroi-s ot   K'..-:���.  ��� Mr. Riis says:  | 1 onc.ei aslecel Fireman Martin M. ('<���!,  i man nfteir one of those e-\!.-ihit ioi-s uf <'��� -<;! -  ] noss and courage that tiirti.-i !::;:: ��� -��-1i-'  i Ktantly upon the notice of the in v,-s;,,-;, i r  | man what lie: thought eif when lie si,,nil  i upon tho ladder with ibis ihing liofoi-e  : him .to dp that might: mean life eir eie.-u;ii  : the next moment ibi looked at ;uu in  \  some perplexity  |       "Think:'  ho saiel slowly.  "Why, 1 don't  j  think.   .There' ain't any lime to.    If   lei  I stopped to think, tlrem live   people  would  i   'a' been burnt.     No, 1 dmi'l think of dan  I ger.   If it is anything, if  is  that up (here  !  I inn Ikish.   The rest are  not   in  it.   Only j  i  I Wish," he  added, rui.hing   his.una rue- j  i  fully at tho reeol!ec(ion. "(hat she haebi't. j  faiftcd.  It's.hard when they f.. int. They're j  j  just so much dead weight.   Wo e'ot, no help ;  i at all from thorn heavy women." '���       ;  And that was all 1 could <j;oi out of him. !  I novel' hael much better   luck will] Chief ;  Benjamin  A. liico'.i.l. who   is   the  oh.le.-.t !  ���we'aror of the He-ime i I. medi'il. just ns C, hi- j  man is  the yonmmst, or   the one who re- \  coivnil it last.     lie was wilii-u-j oinnmh to. !  i  talk about. I lie; science of putt inn nut (ires, i  of iJuparimi'iit Ghiei lioniicr. the "nian of ;  few words," who he  tlnni.s  has inaso-ied i  the  art,   beyond   any man   livii-.g;  of   t!:ui  back draft and almost   anyti'iiiifi' cFe |:er- I  taining to the business, but when I insist- ;  eel   upon  his telling   me the   story ol   the;  rescue of tho Soh-sifcr family ol  live from I  a burnin<j; tenement tlown in Cherry street, ,;  In whi/jh bo earneiel his   rank anel rewind, ���  ho laiuh'cd   a i>ood   huinored  litllu   line-h |  and said  it was "ihe' olel man" ���moaning i  Schaei'or���who should luivehad I bo nicu.il. j  "It was a   grand   tliinp:   in him to let the j  little ones come out first.''    1  huvo senao- |  times wished   that   flreunem   were  not   so j  nioelost.     It would  be much easior, it'  not j  SO   satisfactory,   tei   rcceird   their   pulhint |  deeds.    But I am not sure that it; is, niter j  all, modesty so much as a wkuliy elilTcrent  point of view.    It is business with them,  tho work eif  their lives.     The  one feeling  that, is allowed to rise   beyond this   is tho  feeling of  exultation   in tho  face m"   peril  canejiioreel by courage, which Coleman ex-  presseel.    On tho  Judder lie was  hoss!    It  was   tlie  fancy of   a   masterful   n:.;:i, and  none but a masteriei man would hiivo got  upon the ladder at all.  w  I'aymimd Cabinets for  Wheeler it'Wilson for  I inmost ic for ......  White for: . .        .'.  Standard for.   45.00  As we only employ the most expert watchmakers and jewelers,  all work guaranteed.  All orders by mail receive our prompt attention, at���  O 1847" Roger Bros'  Knives. Forks aiel  Fon't forget tin- place, at--  ��ions, alwn vs on band  la  The eJeweloi-, fij  nklson.k-c.lHJ  California  "I Wine CoM  ^������-NELSON-, B.C.  Wholesale  ers. in....,^^^  ice wines  and Fragrant  gars  Write tor Prices. <-  Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenav  P H OTOG.RAPHE R S  tVANCOUVER and NELSON,  B.C. ^  -���! f.ir--��il to  .:   was   a   woudeu   one.  Uuund Table.  I ><-.-;.  -.h;:il  tell ye.'ur honors that the  - Harper's  ��� \   .i-iei'i'i,   "  ch'l    c-'pper  li   tie'   worh  Tiimarac   a  s mini*, a sh  if  i i i 11'  i   is  The shall on the !h -  the < 'a li'inet and I [e  .ua-o'lp.' is the deepest i  is i.inlo feet On the  Inuu I his world -I'ainoii  beiu^- sunk that will u'o deeper than the  llex.l Jacket hole. It will take, six x-'ars  to linish it. Not far from Pillsbnr;:  there is an oil wel1 over .*>..;(in feet di-e .,  while at two places in I-'urope- the diamond drill has bored hole-, over !!'���.�� i'> M'i'e!  deep. As the. iempe.rature raises one de  ^������ree with evi-ry -"h feet of descent.I Imre  is a limit to deep shafts,unless liepiid air  can do somethiii'-V for the. dillicully  Service* will   be.   held   in   tin-   Presbyterian  church   on   Sunday   at   I!   a   in  All corelially invited.  Her lovely hand, so lily-white,  So phiinply shaped and roundly.  Dropped like a silver star at n"��-ht  And spunked the baby soundly.  Italian, French, Spanish Confections. i  It was not from either Italy or i'ranca |  that wo got the best e.-onfoci lonet-s in the '  earlier elays of English cookery. Spain,  notably Toledo, furnished K-u.itlaiHl with  the most celebrated pastry cooks, m- jiasto- |  ioros as they are caliod, thejuyh we have j  sinco looked most to Franco for these artists. Under the pntronnyo of '-bijoely  Mary" and of Queen Henrietta .Maria  Spanish methods flourished apace in the  court cuisine. We read that, when "Mary  entertained the Princess Elizabeth nb Richmond in tho summer of la.jT a .sumptuous  banquet was served, in which there was  introduced as an ornament a poinuf-ninate  tree in confectionery -?"./i-k bcarmjr thts  arms of Spain, showdiii; diary's Siianish  leanings in a rather osn ntatious fashion.  These Spanish and Port.'Ujpie.-xeonfeotion-  j  ers wero very skillful.  In the comedy of "Tho Sun's Darling,"  by Ford and Decker (Iirst actoel l(i^:)-l),  the "Spaniard" who is one of the elraniatio  persons declares himself "a confocciana-  dor, which in your tongue is a oomiit  maker, of Toledo." Ho says, "I can teach  sugar to slip down your throat in a million ways," and bo professes hinisolf skillful in "conserves, candies, marmalade.-,  sinkadoes, peimuleies, in.-irahiarii', bor.irn-  motn, aranxues muria, limons, bcivntrenas  Of Tolcelo. oriones, potatoes of Malntta ami  ten millions more."���Gentiemaii's Maga-  aine.  Australian  Fever Care.  "What's that flred grave: for?" nsked the  recruit.  "Fella all sick; weather hael anel hud-  gcry no good down 'bout Won:ha l'F..-y  rain one time, fella catedi cold: plcaiy lover this time; b.\'m liy feieii ini iic-ia  that place," explained "'.''. .���irrignl. as a lii: r  enicrgeel from a wui'.y o I i.e caii:|). a oil  the sick man was boine tn the curiiios  grave      The eh.:-: i i   .vaF-.e-.l in t ':-.��� !���>-���:i*.  'riii'usiing his haml into the 1 ���:11���_��� liitoh,  to ti'st iis warmth, the  doctor  :-i..!,,-ih d in  lower the   patient  covci'i-d  from   I"  II is head alone re.-  geant I Jalum e.vpi ..      .! :  '���The hhi, ks p;,: ,i .ei- piata  ground like l hat am: -. ��� am li ������  Tliey say iheeariii v. i.i ma-.v.o:  si")ii-i;. and i lien till l.-.o \\ i; n life."  "la i   . ; ie I'ui'i'i . : ��� .  I ���;��� -ii. \ <���'  The iii'.-:t day t he   !..;..  j:.: iv in   \as hot  bing around like a ll-yoa- ���   a.���timing  The largest and most complete stock  in Kootenav.    Prices awjiv down.  Nelson Hardware Co.,  XKLsoX, ]i. ('.  Brewers ol Fine La<rer Beer and Portei  solicited.    Address ���  -the best in the hand.     Correspond-  R. REISTERER & CO., Nelson, B.C.  \\  e nave  stiiiiilur tiling' in slcuii iinel will or hose.  ST1  ACllAX r.iais.  I'LUMHEKS. &c.  that tasts  5 to 12  i,      years  No Rubber to rot:  On Cotton to tear  xklsox, n.e;.  NELSON HARNESS SHOP  llcuili|iiiil-tt'i'.s lor  Harness, Pack and Stock Saddles, Aparejos. Collars, Bridles  Whips, etc.  J. M. LUDWIG  HALL ST.  XKLSOX.  NELSON  Cari'v a complete stock of  r-jr-i  XT  and solicit orders from any part of the province.     Write, for prices.  SLOCAN CITY  Furnishes accommodations  to the traveling* public  equal to any on Sloc.tn  Lake. Comfortable beds  and tasty meals. The best  brands of liquors and  cigars on the market.  TH0S. LAKE, Prop.  FEED J. SQUIHE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line   of h'uitino-s and  Trouserino-s al"*avs on hand.  ASLO HOTEL  Family & Commercial.  arge j  And |  i  Comfortable!  Rooms !  Fitted with  every modern!  convenience.   Special protec- j  tion against lire.   Rates��2.50  and ��3 per day.  COCKLE & PAPWORTH,  I'ropriclors.  Get your Cigars  at the Cabinet  Cigar Store in  Nelson,  ('. H. MATTHEW.  DR. MILLOY,  '*��8����iia>ffi������������  id  ii      IJi' \\;i~   :iii'ii  n   fruit. li'i���;   mill ;.!i  iilinvi: t ho (iii'l     St'l*-  ���   !.-!   I   '  III,   '  . .ie e:> :  un: ft  M.'SK'I  DKI  AI1T-  MKNT  is  r  '-'!'()-  >.VIT.  IN   A l���  .   SI"  I.KS  AND  Mukii:  Aii]ili(-iii:t���1 ;:  ���tii:i  I-^i'fn!.  I want Id l'-:ul in: !    . ��� ��� i  '  by 1-L']iul;il ion, uliel 1   theii    .  heljj ine:.  Em ii Hint Antlior���NS b-*t  prisi)ii-.l'nr:-  Apijlirant.��� Form r;.  En.iiii'iif. Aiii!ii:r- ' ���'"<'��� ���  vcir.v iii."-ii 1 wiitii I'm: ������::  anel writo aiiti;.i;i.-.1/l'i.-' n.i-  Fun.  yen  were   you   v.:  1!:  By a simple r<  anel nifrht, any ;  asce'i-faineel by s.  of tl'ti sun's ris  Ions h eif the ni.u  Ie i lie.;   lc-iifith uf  the eih;  ,ji: ��� of   1 l:n   y:-.-ir, niav !������(���  .iy ihii.iilin-z  .. wliiuh wii,  anel eloubliii  Hu'  tinii'  LIU'   v lit-  ; tlie timo  Of setting will give; the' length eif tho elay.  Tho first entry on tho hooks of tho Now  York subtreasury was a croelit to Lieuitwn-  ��nt W. S. Kosocrans as a govoriniiont elia-  hursf.rpr offioer.  '.S.  NELSON. B. C  liY���AI.I.  .ATKST    STVI.KS  LOWEST   I'h'H'KS.  last lor your Dry  (lexids whi-n   you   cur, purchase* from us unil have them by next day's mail, at  ,()W,   IF   NOT   LOWER,   than   tin*   Departmental   Stores of the East ?        We have one of the  teicks in all   e'epartments?   in   the*   West ��� Buttons,   Sheetings,  Line-Mis.  Dress <'ooels, Silks, White-  Gloves.    Ready-niaele  Shirts,   Custunies.   Carpets,   Floor   Oilcloths, Linoleums, Curtains,  Window Shades,  Etc.        Write for Samples and Our l'rie.es.  Al'KNTS FOR  'ERICK  RATERNS.  ONLY RELIABLE.  Fred. Irvine & Co.,  NELSON, B. C.  ��  MEN'S    FURNISHINGS  A SPECIALTY. 

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