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Volume X.   No %h.
NEW DENVER, B. C, MARCH 19, 1903.
Peice, $2.00 Year ADVa»o»
In and About the~Slocan and Neighboring Camps
that are Talked About.
Geo. Davis has returned to New Denver.
Harry Bourne spent Sunday in New
The Rockland will be worked this
The annual "spring boom" talk is
Did anybody say anything about lire
Bob Kirkwood has gone east for a
short time.
Arlington stock touched 40 cents in
Nelson recently
There are 868 men working in the
mines at Rossland
A. York of Slocan will open a butcher
shop in Vancouver
Rosebery has children enough, and
is trying fro get a school.
D. McLachlan has resumed business
in the Newmarket block. o
Rev. Arthur Mount is expected to re
turn from England in May.
=ioam try^the
~"   For~b66r"that~is*DOt*~ail—ioam'
New York brewery at Sandon.
Frank Griffith is making a mine out
of the WeBtmount on Ten Mile.
Michel Antoya procured a license fer
the Rosebery hotel on Saturday.
Lestock Forbes has been appointed
•county court registrar at Fernie.
Born.—In New Denver, on March 14,
the wife of John Dawson of a son.
There promises to be plenty of work
loi miners In tho Slocan this spring.
Rov. A. E. Roberts will spend a few
days in New Denver about April 0th.
There will be something doing at the
Wakefield when the bdow goes away,
Hamilton Byors and J. M. Harris
graced the Lueernn with their presence
on Mord»y.
John Walker of lvaalo has bought a
business in Vancouver and wiil remove
to that city.
The fire never touched Williams'
store, It ditl not even fry the fruit in
the window.
James Ward, the well-known philosopher, has returned to camp from the
Fisher Maiden.
The breaking up of the muds and
trails has stopped ore shipments from
most of the mines.
The llnest site iu the world for a
magnificent summer hotel is now avail
able at New Denver.
Sandy Mann has a contract for 100
miles of the Canadian Noitheru. Archie
Currie is his foreman
The Minnesota Silver Co. in rtiimiiiir
Us mill at Sandon. Tin' product in being shipped to Everett.
For the first time in nhn your* John
Houston took an optical observance at
the Lucerne I bin week
The tkaliii}!' carnival nt Silverton
Monday evening was enjoyed by a
number from New Denver
Near Oninhrook !ld men have <)iiil a
tumhor i-iiiiip because (liey have Iiud
trouble with a Chinese cook
\V. I... Jeffery has opened n tin simp,
tenijKirarily, in the frame buildim; neM
to Kd Angrignon'* barber simp
.1. M, MeUreiior of Slocan Intend* go*
ing to Japan for the purpose of em*
barking ist I he insnnuue busine-^
Mm. David Mathi-mni will move her
stock of gnniU into the Merkley builiiing
when it is vacated by Mrs. Merkley
F. C. C.Minble, chief government en
glueei, wan in New Denver Inst Frida>
on  hnsines* relating to  wing-daming
f*t»,-,„.,tr,*. i*'l*itrtl-
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TJ.'i.' TVb-'v Muhlen Viii■ dt-i-ri>;r.-.i-il it-*
force until the rnsd* are in better con.
dltion. It ii likely that a zinc separator
will be huiU this Miiiiiii«r.
Captain McMorris te now city clerk
nt Nelunn He i« ti little te*t hist vet
/or every time he writes a city cheque
ha reach*«<i for the wire to Jingle the ball
in the engine room.
Fira, flood iiud time will destroy manv
an elegant imito of furniture, but D J.
Robertson A Co. of Nelson are always
ready to make good provided von have
tho cash or reasonable security.
flv nrtler nl the rntirf ibe Great Weil*
«rn mine of 'he Slncari was recently
told hy auction. 0. Plnnkett bonght it
for 9\,¥to. It wn x>til to the Two
Friend* company nt onetime for WW*).
Frank L. Christie, the well-known
lawyer, has returned to Sandon from a
trip to Vancouver.
J. B Smith & Co., will open in the
Clever block. They saved considerable
of their stock of shelf goods from the
B-iiBebali talk iB rife. The first game
will be played so soon as tho snow is off
the ground. In the meantime there is
talk of organizing a club.
It is about time tbe government
opened another record oflice in the. Slocan. One might be opened at Rosebery and another at Ten Mile and Silverlon Nothing like record offices to
catch votes.
R. B Kerr, well known ae a debater
by New Denverites, now of Phoenix,
has associated with A. S. Embree, of
Greenwood, and tliey have challenged
any two persons in that section to fight
a hot air duel on socialism The law
business can not be booming over there
The following are the new officers of
the Sandon Miners' Union: President,
Thos Farquhar; vice-president, .! AV.
Manning; treasurer, J. V. Martin; recording   secretary,   P    W    Johnston;
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1inimi\<v~vvuiiiiivvcv-)™-u *-a wj ^jiidj^i.-*-
Johnston and J   H. Thompson; secretary, A. Shilland.
Every good advertiser helps to build
up hiB community. Every merchant
who fails to advertise is not only neglecting an opportunity which could be
used to his own advantage, but ho fails
to help the town in which he lives and
contributes to his support, to grow
when it might be gradually coming to
a point of more importance as a trading
center, and where it would offer him a
much better field for enlarging and
prosperous growth for his business.
W. S. Drewry, under whose management the Hartney mine Is being operated, brings very encouraging news
from the property. When Mr. Drewry
took hold of the property some time ago
he was satisfied that in the upper work
ings the oreshoot had boon left by the
former management, and he insisted
on coming back where there was an
apparent split in the ledge, and raised
on the vein. The results of tho work
have demonstrated exactly what he
contended A line showing of ore was
noon encountered and a carload of high
grade ore is now sacked for shipment
The oreshoot is eight inches thick.
Shipments will be made as development
work proceedo.
A yottnj man was visiting the home
of a former New Denver pastor. Three
small boys are in the home, the youngest a baby The young man was entertaining, ami being entertained by,
• me of tin' Utile follows. The eniivcr*
nation drifted to the subject nf New
Deliver i, staple product. ami llie young
man nuked:   "A ,   can I  have the
baby ■"' The little fellow looked nt the
baby brother then at tlie young man
andanswered in childlike'simplicity.
"N'-o; you uo t' New Denver an' get
one hi* yoilWif."
Tilt Ml   111'   llAMF.S.
A dispatch to th" Mail and Kmpire
from Vancouver, ll. (', Miy*: Now thai
the cession uf lh" Dominion ii.ulimiieid
in fast approaching, Hritlsh ( olumbian* j actlvitv
are undying the record of the Laurier well th
government, ami they iiud it to be pour,
iln- pioviiice has had Miveii yearn ol
I .-lurf-i-ism, an,( l.i-iii v>rirw '.lit-y ',,%*.• n
be-fii. That the Liberal* are' losing
ground in tin- pun iiiii- i- admitted hy
themselves-—in their candid and leuiesl
Sir Wilfrid Laurier's magic talk and
reckless promises, coupled with the
cry,'"it is time for a change," brought
about the election in 189.S of four Liberals, where, before the constituencies
of British Columbia had been satisfied
with six Conservatives The art of the
machine, combined with Conservative
languor, secuied a continuance of that
state of things in 1900, and local conditions in Victoria added the seat that
Mr, Riley won in the bye-election. Bul
it does not need the gift of a peer to
prophesv that at next general election,
British Columbia will join with the east
in sending the Liberals back to the op
position benches that they adorned so
long. This province has always been
Conservative at heart, and looks forward to the return to power of that
party as the only means whereby it
can hope for prosperity.
All of Canada, save British Columbia
has been enjoying marked prosperity
of late. Tiie cycle of depression is now
overdue, ind has probably given Eastern Canada the go-by altogether. The
Liberals have not been at all backward
in claiming the credit for the advancement of Ontario and Manitoba, but they
are tjot so anxious to shoulder the responsibility for the existing state of affairs in British Columbia. Here is a
province where, England and its millions could be quadrupled, and there
would still be room for a few million
Americans. Here is a province containing the moBt promising mineral
field in the world, the last remaining
belt of good fir and cedar; the greatest
untouched fisheriee: the newest Alps,
the oldest Indians, direct descendants
of Noah, for tradition savs tlie remains
ofthe ark are still on a British Coluin-
bijijiiountaiii top.   And yet in the 262,*
moments.    When they  look   the facts j
and the political position hi-juarcly itt
the face they nre bound fo make tbe ml>
mission     Now thnt the siiunr touting nl
l.mirlerlsm \*>  melthor  off  file   nil! tlie
160,000 square acres to go to make up
the land, there are less people than aro
found in Toronto or Montreal. The
Liberals were going to people tho land
but have miserably failed. It would
be difficult tn trace one addition to
British Columbia's population, outside
the families of officials, directly attributable tn Laurierism. There may
have been sunny ways in Quebec, here
there have been* the rains of depression
A careful student of British Columbia
conditions—i. e., one who has watched
affairs on the spot, not the hurried
tripper who gives his views so picturesquely and so ignorantly in the eastern press— must place the yellow aud
brown curse aa the chief cause for existing conditions And v.ho is to blame for
that curse? Sir Wilfrid Laurier, himself, He solemnly promised to relieve
the country from the burden of cheap
oriental labor, under which it groans.
That condition's are now worse than
thoy ever were shows how lamentably
he failed to keep that promise. He has
been the chief cause of the constantly
growinsr mistrust in Liberalism. Tlie
present government lias proved a traitor to the interests of British Columbia.
It has not alone ignored the wishes of
the population, it lias Heated with con
tempt the wishes of its own party leaders here The Liberal members for
this province have been rudely shown
that they "cut tm ice' nt Ottawa. For
all practical purposes tliis province is
unrepresented at tin- federal c.-t|>itnl.
Of what use are Messrs. Monismi, (Jal
liher and Kilcy 'i Of what value will
Druggist Macplierion h"? Who cares
for the opinii n of Senator Templeman?
Not Sir Wilfrid Laurier Yet these
men represent the Liberals of Britifh
On the Oiici.',.il question ji!! tl.t-.ic
men are practically pledged to the local
view; that te to sav tn the prevention
ot any more Chinese or .Inpauese emi
gratmn. In his unfettered pie-t o'lih-n
medal day. Sir Wilfrid (then plain Mi.;
lute   Mr
que-tiiill '
hers *h«l
the coast members have wnited in vain
for thai tin.iiiipe tn tie kept; Sn Wiifriil
'i»s preferred a |n»!it v ul tua-teilv in-
Hut British Coliiinbi.-tiiskti'iu
t the premier is prepni-ed in
sat riljii- them on the altar oi im|«-nal-
isina* fai isthe.liipaiiesearecniu-eriieil,,
U.,1,1'!,.    ■*•  #„. ,">c,lc   tli..   t'lili, •   I,* i,,,..
tends |.i do some? tiinsr bv imie i»iiig the
I'xll tax. Thai action is equivalent to
inaction It doe-, imt »tu|i tin* iuHu\ '»f
coolies, it only in-.inx that the ..lave*
have gi.t to pay   hack   to the "inist.ii-
Instead of looking instantly to the pressing needs of those individuals who are
trying to make an honest dollar in
Britisn Columbia, he seems. to have
turned mainly to the railwav interests,
and there is not lacking gooa reason to
suppose that he will continue to do this
so,long as he remains in power.
The voters are asking several pertinent questions concerning Colonel Prior
aud his ministerial . associates. Chief
among these is: Why did he allow
Eberts and Welts to continue to hold
tlieir portfolios, when they are so notoriously controlled by the Canadian
Pacific Railway company? Colonel
Prior should know, If he knows anything, that a very large majority of the
public, especially the electors of the
mainland, will have absolutely nothing
to do with these men so long as they
continue to wreck individual enterprise
for the benefit of the C. P R. It is all
very fine'for Mr. Eberts to splutter, as
he did recently when on the stump, but
the fact remains that he has for years
past been one of a clique at Victoria
tliat has gratuitously bestowed upon
the big railway millions of acres of the
finest lands in Britisli Columbia. He
lias been also largely instrumental in
building at the expense of the people
railways in various parts of the province that have been operated ever since
for the particular benefit; of his master,
Sir Thomas Shaughnepsy.
It is nothing short of astonishing that
the attorney-general has been able to
hold his seat in the legislature; but it is
reasonably certain that he will not continue to do so after the next general
election. Your correspondent has it on
good authority that unless Mr. Eberts
quickly sees the error of his ways some
of the kaunchest and most influential
supporters of Hon   J. H.Turner and
>i i_i.-.ri /ni i r\ :^._._: i u	
uieitiie nunr~i.ucuuuro'uavic,~i,ricu-Do'"
yond all endurance, will travel from
the Kootenays to th? coast and leave no
stone unturned to revenge themselves
for the many outrages that the attorney-
general has perpetrated upon this long-
suffering Upper Country.
And what a ttory they will have to
tell! The Shuswap and Okanagan
scandal; the Nakusp and Slocan fraud;
the Columbia and Kootenay theft; the
Columbia and Western grab; the British Columbia Southern outrage—all for
the benefit of tho C. P, R and nothing
for the individuals who are ready and
willing to develop to a taxable condition the maunilicent mineral resources
of the southeastern districts of the
But all this is as ancient history compare! with the vital questions that affect the hones and prosperity of Koote-
naiaus today. Conjointly with Mr.
Eberts, Mr. Wells, the only cabinet
minister representing this section of
the province, has, it seems, religiously
set himself to give the railways more,
more, morel The mining ciimps of
South Yale are to he denied competitive
railways, simply because the C P. R.
wishes to hog for itself that particular
H-jctiou. The C. P. R is to be allowed a
postponement in the matter of selecting
certain lands, so as to avoid the payment of a large wild-land tax, and, last
but not least, the oil and coal lauds of
Southeast Kootenay that are outside
the C P. R. railwav belt, are to here-
served for the Canadian Paciiic.
!j3adjy Scorched by P^e
Four New Denver Business Blocks Reduced to
Ashes-Loss $21,000, Insurance $6,200.
LOSS—In Buildings:
Henry Stege   *   3,000
D. McLachlan 	
Bourne Bros	
C. A. Tensdale (Jcffery liulldltiR)..
In Stock and Fixture*:
J. B. Smith & Co....	
D. HcLachlan	
A.  McGillivray	
W. tt. Joft'ery & Co	
Bourne Bros ,	
,1. Ii. Smith Si C	
Another destructive fire—the, third in
tbe history of New Denver—occurred
Thursday evening and four prominent
business blocks were burned to the
ground—The Windsor Hotel. .J. B.
Smith & Co., (Bourne block), W. L.
Jeffery, tirsmith, and the Slocan Hotel,
which has not been running for some
At 7:20 o'clock a small blaze was detected whore the pipe from the barroom
stove entered thn flue    Water was car-
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tidu'iu"iud~uuui    auu'u-^ailu—aii^cum v
made to extinguish the blaze, but without any apparent success. Then an
ax was secured and C. B. Taylor
stretched an inch aud chopped the ceiling out, and with a bucket of water
might have stopped the fire right there,
but it shot up the partition and in a
few minutes burst through the roof.
In ten minutes the building was a
seething mass of flames. So quickly
did the fire get beyond control that
the men in tho barroom did not have
time to get even their grips from the
sleeping rooms, and many lost every
thing but the clothes they wore
Ouly a few bottles of liquor wero
saved from the Windsor bar. Dan
McLachlan saved a small part of his
boots and shoos and gent's clothing; W.
L Jeffery got out his machinos and a
part of his stock, but lost his houRohold
effects, including a silver set that had
been in the family for 140 years; and J,
B Smith & Co. saved a considerable
portion of their boxed and shelf goods
The night was clear aud cold, hut
fortunately the north wind that had
heen blowing all day, died down and
came onlv iu little puffs, otherwise the
bank building, Clever block, Newmarket Hotel—in fact, all the business pait
of town would have gone, and we would
be telling you about it today iu whispers in a Lkikh: pinched to' tha size of
a loth sheet dodger.
From the Windsor tho fire spread
both ways, taking Bourne Bros.' block,
and cleaning out J B. Smith A Co.,
then the Jeffery building and  Henry
lhis political liiicaneering must stop; Stege's hotel Slocan. Bv 'ft o'clock all
otherwise the future of the Kootenays, lUim nuiMin^rt were down ami the dan
already fraught with many misfortunes ^r „( tttt< tire spr.-adiiig was past. But
that are most discouraging to the }t was by sheer dogged determination
stoutest, will become hopeless Ami Ml„| hi»rolc effort of everv citizen that
what will happen to the Kootenay** is!,(,,. nr(, WH» \-e\n front'tlu. building*
but a fai; example of what will befall J Ht.,.llsS ,|„, „(,,.,., When nil of the Mock
the entire prnvinee. I ,u„{  (untilun-  th;tr   ,.„u|,|   I
No  wonder  the  re.-ent It   l\ loan ) fr„ln t|„. |,umj„u buildings
i-.iiides-lv trii-^tatilu-d to the
M .xwcll  that  mi  this lubur
'the wishes nf Ihe e>!.i>t nielli
pt-avail '    For  se-ieii  yearn
recent It ».'. loan j
failed tn materialize on the London niitr-1
in-! ' Sun)' bkine to investors ;| they '
re:ii-ne to advance money tn n provitn-ej
tli.it, ui order to pay the interest, would 1
haw id luinnw more money in the neat <
future     Net   'here   is enough cinwn!
men   w'io nend them over
than ottttl tu lw the *■;,*,*
tiltttx, fin rii,'*,\   i*,,„%,,',itt.ti-
a lrtt:r*'i--um
I he .t|.|'.»ii.'
t,    in  ntl-filM.'
I people arc tastily (tie i.it tellies innler t (ind out what  evervi.n*  knew   i.elue,
j mSiUt'w , wun a *il»li',   rn   I'Ui'iiU'   uinttey       ,i ntu*
Yu. Unit) the ■■■went vkloiy oj Mj   H    !,an>;ii   fnii-i<-»   lanu    \*'nh'i'hmuiui:
\ti. Macpherson, showing conlidttiic* in   street. Ilrltisb Columbia i'ne*t tni'hluA
the Ottawa ministry, it is but the lore land Japan: a province i# Wing lo«tt<»
runner of defeat.   A   few   more  Mich; Canada in exchange for a tille and im-
winn and th*- Lib-cral- will be nivUne   ferial i-in-nroval.
mo'inner lire home oi ine   i.,iioni   juiri-t , 	
at   the   methods   HilopU-d    to   neturei KOOTBW-AIAX*   aitoi «tfc|».
that  election   that   lutberto   utanin-b 	
(Srits have been heard to say thev will Judging from the free ejtpivsaiotis .■(
••never ia-t atnitlier Liberal vnt« "; opinion bv local resident*, as well a«
Moreover Mr Macnher**n go** lot it -j the -wjntiment tat her«-l from th<«<w who
tawa pledged to advocat« a course nu j pats through her« on tb.»ir wav to and
the ftrleiifai qm».sr!on rh.ir fhe -rot-em■', ftuoi r.f:e Kn^ren.-n-ii rA... fvr-o'Vj/irorn-
ment has »te«dta»tly opp.wi*<l T«i b*j ment if not *o i^nlar aa the gallant
ateatlfast in wrniiir doing is the b*-t' eolrmel tni.vhl desire, «»v* n H»«veHtnV*f
the UIm-'r!- »*;ei-mingty can nn« m.' <-<yrT-Mf»*M*id*Mit tn the Ho-ml aw! Stints
When  Mi    Macpheraon mora* up tba . .     -
floor «f tli*« bun*.'' i,l t'ommrm* tr> aijfn
nl in
F.iisi Km
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had   been
carried out, the  litrht   lo  keep tlie lire
m th" linomeii  Iniii.liiui*  was xtarled
It was waged under the  most  discoiir-
aging condition*      There  wa* not  so
nuti'fi i-  <  lire liii'-».-t   tn start   w.tb -
W.i-b tnlis, bath ttilis, dish pans, bmlersj i4* s,V,(,j(1.'"
iim Im-ke's ul eviM-y imaginable shape j Kmli,
ami  vl.'.e    Were    brought    Illl"      t-H Ire   I "*■'■"" *■* ***■»r
Laildi-i's weie f.niiid and a  bin !*.••• line!       i,i,ii„n«
Was rii:i *'• Ihe   I'm.t   of   (  lever'*    hloi'k
I liis  Vt ,1 *. ll' *|  il ..III    I'allllM    .\..^l'li'lloo's .
Wilier \\agoli.      Altoll.er   «.»«    .•relilled :
to Iln' I.il.e.   .Hid    Mlidi-   the   l',"l   »'ai:^*
kept til" ll, Illl.-    'Ii    the    , Itl'-J    Oi'iei,
stoiv  the g,m^ <*ti tin- seletvaik k«'|.| llu
bia/e nlf »he   Iuv . >' then   tlielM   '.* an
another _,im with wet   blanket* -moth-
erin*: :i iiliy ■ t\.■*•,■ in Ifieri- atrl t.»-e; Hi-: '
•lie 'mrliitlU ' ...dei« .-ff the '. .. k- ..( Mte
bin-kef handler-. *
I'd" Hank nf M .ntte.il i ,rn;«ly ... •■
<a|H-ii goin^'. It «hs .mh -i\^d by ihei
lire-ltgbting 'iltU'iaU, '•'•lei, v.luU- slunt,
• •ii water were loiitr mi wet blankets!
.nel tli'leiiiiiii.i:; ih.      J in- j,iexu—l 'lan-;
he has stored a lot of feed wheat. The
windows were broken aud a handful
or two of the wheat had sifted through
to the sidewalk. In the heat of the
fire fighting a friend called Billy Joet
aside and earnestly whispered to him
to "save that wheat."
Some friends were advising a business man to get all his valuables and
goods together so that they could be
quickly moved if the fire jumped the
street," "Here 't is, here't is; take 'em
off," he cried in alarm, and excitedlv
handed them a small satched with a
shoulder strap.
Jud Byrnes narrowly escaped fatal
injury while helping- to remove the
stock ol goods from the Windsor. A
roof ladder that had burned off fell and
just grazed his forehead, cutting a deep
gash and bruising his face and' side.
Dr Brouse drew the gash together witli
a few stitches. Had the ladder struck
him squarely on the head he would
have been killed instantly.
Henry Stege was laid up with rheumatism aud has had both feet and au
arm wrapped in pillowy bandages for
ten days or more. In the excitement
of the fire he forgot his aches and.pains
balcony and with one foot in the air and
his face florid with heat and his bandaged arm aa a baton, he directed the
fire-fighting to his liking. One of the
crowd that came up from Silverton happened to see Mr. Stege in this commanding attitude, and, not knowing of
his rheumatic illness, was heard to remark in a tear-stained voice:   "Look 't
Stege, the poor , ie all burned
Postmaster Strickland was on the
roof of the Bourne block fighting until
driven off by the heat Ho had been
standing with his back to the fire and
did not realize how hot it was until he
started down the ladder. He eat lightly
on the top rung to get his balance, but
raised quickly with a mighty yell that
he was on fire He got to the ground
as quickly as possible. Beside the ladder laid several wet blankets and onto
them he landed flitting down. He pulled
the blankets around him, humped up
and down and rolled around to smother
the fire that he felt sure was burning
the trousers off of him. When he
stood up ho found that he wan all there
—but it was mighty hot.
The total amount of ore shipped from
the Slocan aud Slocan City mining
divisions for the year 1002 was, approximately, 28,000 tons. Since January 1
to March 11, VMl, the; shipments have
been as follows:
Wrnk   Total
Aiiit-rii'Mn Hoy    |T1
Antoiiif       is
Arlilnnmi       IU
UUrk  1'rliii-i-  17
HimiltiiiMi-r  I
H. mini      in ttn
itliMi lilrd  *o
I',«>«*'H           4
Kill. rprl-Mi !•;»,
KiihiT Mnlili'ii     to :.'>m
I'lllld  .... »|
Iv.iiiIhh'      —   in/)
M.niit.ir ' K'ti. i  I7c
M■•-.:         ..." U
ilttitvt i      Im
l'.i> I.i-         Jl <IV(
Out ••li   II,■**  |ir.'
It tlnliirr ii'ii
ll I
"• '"■   I".  '"*   untie   la"   i|i»i iiittjiiueil
-.'•U'tlieilts i.f ore nn   MM-tillir uf the i'|o»-
mi.' "I the Slinsef sinelter.
> >n tl..- Blue .fay Kdward* and Morri«
s'ni ire stdi driving on the Imi;' tunnel
'.. i,i|i the ledge at ileptli, whx'b thev
e\|.e.-t lo leaiii iii a *liort time.
Milling the iimuth of February the
liranliN smelter treated ;l*i,:)>i;t tuns of
•■re, .iini si-di (iin aii avenge u! nearly
t i-iir ni i,|>ki4»r eoiifw»r ditlr (mm the
> ><riv«'iters.
■,illl',,.t     hill'-     "I'll-   V'ldil l-u    In   tbem
leaving the '.i.itik and    I hul*ip**on b!  i k
iii lie saved *»y ••lliel'K      A til.if.e slalti-ii
oil the hank bill was i}Uickiv tne.there!
l   Mill*  Illlllll  l'*Ul>    III   Hieilil)    rtli'l iV- ,.ililll  j
Mi l'hi-e -iim I'flif.l   «ti-el    ill    the   black   ;
smith shop he kejit .me evt* on the high *
ground. I Jiter in thi> dav lohn lan-k-nt •
a lot ot ohovels into tin- tunnel, »n<l lh<-
li-iv s Uu'_'les|  %t (ii. yr.»v'i,lt'itt uinnie-c
l.inel  on .lnflti  .Ini   llie   iliil^iiitiyt       I lie < n*    'i,.rni     .,n,,Jinim*i    ■'.. ,      .lit,,,,:,
im-n wen* in tin- bunk house ju»i alter', fiforn sidewsv'.k to taut. onA the «tu»l.iw*i
• upper when * slide ram* down ami j broken 'iv the intensity ..f lh«* b*"H.>
burial the buiidings uiuler Ih fret of !"<mi liuiidred dollars will cover the.
Know      Tha  raltcru  nt the building*! hmage
w«r« stavisl in.   The fire* were put out > »At.i.i*.. hvhwk. j
arnl then ladder* were taken oulofthe!    K4 h„ hei-n bu*v this week mowing'    Al the Mother !.(h|,.f i„ De»lwoo<i
rmmel itnrf an e prime run  fh.*.iu,*»h_fh# Ai^'il luit " ! ramr, a fnrre nf nb.nir *>,*,  men  nn'r fi
siikw i« viv. th«« liuiikho<i»^ an     Thei   "* ' 1 Wii»| k-ept bti*y r»u ilevelni iiieni work
-bifttben WI,M.,W and *b-„t Veut-\ f Tbem it *  bnmonn* tida. *v*n Ui\ durinsr tfcn ej,n,..\  .h«i  Lwu tTlbi*
pilW under On-**!tdc.    In  the  m«rmnjt«tl"'*      •"i;'""'i   ** *uo**'   t-a   -"•'•"•: coroptn?'* vneti.-r   until en'*.*- sappli-Mi
The imprMfbn it abroad that Premier; they dog ont the snow that •l^rM *h'J i^| *'„ a n,u',,uJ jar-p ©no* mne htm: n-XivtA.   <»r»H
 " •■—■-..■..*• il»*(» ai»rri#i1 men, it  %* *t*i*-.\, wpy* r**-
■ror tbe nrnt two month* of ptM thn
*tr«tinv miiiis «lii|i|i^i| v.,f*it tons of
■i>-ii'," Wm?.! i-l-y} X , \r it,*,** ,h;}J.
unlit- will be incre.iAfil at UaA .Vi
cent, mi th« average
"','*' '   S-'i*. It.     t't       U.Vil,,',       rfn      \,,|*.
(•ranby tmelvr, ttistalle,! mrr t v«r
*£u, w*t first %imA in the month ut Yeb-
nury. when everything was being run
at full capacity, before the rnke famine
j that »ide    Mara   got there 'I«ur*.l*#y
IVior, in hi# atiiiiety ti h**~A *n admin-' itAtapifto, r^okwi Jheir breakf»»t *nA\^^''iiif
tha rolt, be will be the herald of defeat. | Istrttlon, haa racboruw! withont hlthott.  hit the trail for New fbnver
i    In one d Hermtn Oarer • tun dmf«| uinetl — rtww-ntt I'mneer THE LEDGE, NEW DmsVER, B. C, MARCH 19, 1903.
Tenth Year
Jt l^rua..' V*',9t,.*  -'
~ 'S*  ji-'yi-yi''" *y.y-x,. r~--..y. •;
When not, so pmd it  is S2.SU to parties worthy of credit.   I.i
u-h subseiiucnt insertion.    Iteadhu; notices L'5 cents a line, an
Tmt LKDOK is two dollars a year in advance
nonpariel line tirst insertion, and 5 cents a line ea
graded in pricesaecordiiu,' to circumstances.
i     FELLOW I'lIiOltlMS:   TilK LRDOKIk located at New llenver, H.C., ami can tie traced to many parts of th«
t!iil adveitisiiiR lo cents a
d commercial advertising
friend's arm and pointed to the
moon that was majestically soaring
up into the heavens and mantling
the earth in a silver sheen.
"Beautiful moon rising there,"
said the host.
"Yep," replied Connor, and
then in a fit af abstraction added :
"But it's too lii-^h. Keene; too
high !"—New York Times.
A  uoitulk dosk xkokssaky.
It conies to tho front
It, works for the trail
every Thursday and has never heen raided by the -lieiilV. siiovvsliiled l.y cheap silver,or subdued by the fear ot mnn ._ .,.,,.
blaZa" well as the l.aywin.lowed and chanWne-flavored capitalist.   It  aims .to be on the n«ht-.sidc ol ovorytlniiK uiul believes that hell
hould be administered to ihe wiclu-d in la rue doses.   It has stood the test of tim
better to tell the truth, even if the heavens do occasionally hit our smokestack.   Ac „  ...  ,.   .
ofhSmanlty*nd the   nancicr.   Come in  and  see us, but do not pat the bull dop on the cranium, or chase the black cow  from our water
barrih   one ismiyiiko"nil the other a victim of thirst.   One of Ihe noblest works of creation is the man who always pays the printer; he i
sure ni a bunk in paradise, with (hornless roses for a pillow by night, and nothliiR but trold to look at hy da>\
ne. a mt an ever-increasing pay-ticak is proof that it is
chute of job work is worked occasionally forthe benefit
R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.
The Ledge.
A pencil cross in tins sqnnrc
indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor
wants once again to look at
your collateral.
An honest and fearless judiciary
is a great dyke of liberty.
Radium is taken in exchange for
subscriptions at this office.
In the Slocan winter seems very
loth to get off the lap of spring.
Partyism will
man, although
not make a noble
patriotism   often
Events occasionally prove that
any kind of a fire brigade is better
than none.
Don't get put off at Buffalo. You
are liable to be arrested if you come
from Canada.
Nelson expects a 850,000 court
house. John Houston was in Victoria recently.
Something should be done for
Kipling. He still thinks that he
can write poetry.
Canada will import another governor-general in the fall. There is
no duty to pay.
With an increased price for lumber, the mills in B. C. should raise
the present scale of wages.
Seattle has lost Its prestige. A n
insensible man was picked up in
that city with 81.ri0 in his pocket,
Tuft-hunters can even be found
in Dawson. One of them recently
deeded a placer claim to King
It cost 8200,000,000 to maintain
the churchcR of tlie United States
last year. Evidently salvation is
not entirely free.
The Pullman company haa shortened the hours of labor for its employees, and may Homo day be able
to pay itH porters.
Canada should print all the books
UHetl in the public wiIhmiIh ami mill
them at cost. This would remove
H tax upon education.
A Sffokane pajier nays that there
are more crooked lawyer*, doctors
and ministers iu that city than
there nre crooked gambler*.
; 11 is about timti that patent medicines were legislated out of business. Nearly every ope of them
are pure fakes, and do no good to
any person.
would smell just as sweet. The
dead skunk style of argument has
never yet disgraced the political
annals of the west.
The Czar of Russia must have
been reading Lowery's Claim.    He Meets
has just issued a decree providing! wives.    The old man is quite a re
The Ameer of  Afghanistan  has
decreed   that   none   of   his   sub-
shall  have more than  four
for freedom of religion throughout
his dominions.
The birth-rate is decreasing in
America. This is caused by our
marriage and economic system.
Change both and Roosvelt will sing
a different song.
After all we might as well give
British Columbia to the United
States. Better let the Yanks have
it than the Japs or the subsidy-
hunters from the east.
It is reported that two men have
found a way to beat roulette. The
only sure way is to smash the wheel
with an axe, grab the bankroll and
divide with the police.
Skilled and unskilled labor is
scarce in Ontario. Just the reverse
around Slocan lake where men are
working in the lumber  woods for
,lAnn..4-kn vt _ j-*.tx a^iMin.
'iCBO'uijall xoauui ii~
nr tvtL'Wi-
At a recent football match in
England pistols had to be obtained
to protect one of the teams from
violence. Perhaps some of the
players had been in Texas.
A farmer in Wigan was fined
£10 for adulterating milk with eggs
and Hour. In America he would
receive a medal in many places for
selling such good truck as eggs,
flour and milk.
A man in Birmingham, England,
being sued for £1, the judge ordered him to pay the debt within
20 years. England must be easy
or else the slowest place on earth
to save a few pennies.
Mulock should direct his attention to some of the patent medicine advertisements in the press of
Canada. Iu many cases the ads.
ure disgusting und should not be
allowed in public print.
former. In his country any one
convicted of taunting another on
account of his religion is blown
from the mouth of a cannon and
gets a cheap funeral. Another
proclamation decrees that if a man
has on hand more grain than he
naeds for family use he shall sell it,
and if he refuses it is taken from
him by force. A law like this
would make the Chicago hogs
quake with terror. The Ameer
would dink any kind of a trust.
Finley Dunne has hired with
Harper's to write Dooley letters
and other brainy work for 840,000
a year. This is the end of Dunne.
He is Dunne. Give a humorist
that much money and he is ruined.
Wealth prostitutes talent and
especially when humor is the hole
card. Humor above all things
cannot be forced, and if Dunne is
sight, for his employers will expect him to turn out literary gems
much as a Dutchman drains beer
from a pump. It cannot be done
by Dunne or any other writer.
Hnmor in the human soul dries up
when a modern waterworks is laid
to the spring.
A Philadelphia physician of
some standing at present had a
hard struggle to get through college, owing to lack of money, and
frankly admits that he used to
make an occasional d, liar on.the
side by "doping" race horses.
Walking to Woodbury one afternoon to catch a train from Camden.* he came across an old negro
vainly endeavoring to start a stubborn mule. The physician prepared an injection and served the
mule, which thereupon
tlie road like a posses-set.
The old Negro looked after the
Heeing animal in wonderment, aud
then asked:
•'How much yo' charge fo'that
treatment, mist ah ?"
''Oh, say 10 cents,'' replied the
•'Well, then, jus' gimme 'bout.
20 cents' wuth; foJ I'se got to ketch
dat mule!"—Philadelphia Times.
Kissed  by u Cow ill Court.
is the discovery by a French scientist that the practice of handshaking is a disease. If things keep up,
the Sulphur Springs Gazette thinks
it will soon be unhealthy to be
buried in tne same graveyard with
other people. The only place where
a person can feel absolutely safe is
at a mid-week prayer meeting.
Probably the most unique testimony ever offered in a court room
was that by Mrs. Emma Hough-
man, of South Omaha, recently.
Charles Epstein claimed ownership of a Jersey cow. Mrs. Hough-
man had him arrested and brought
replevin proceedings simultaneously. When the case was called for
trial, Mrs. Houghman asked that
the cow be brought into court.
Judge King permitted it, and Mrs.
Houghman called the cow by a pet
name. Immediately the Jersey
walked over to her and kissed her
by rubbing her muzzle against Mrs.
Houghman's face.
Three times this act was repeated
and Mrs. Houghman was declared
the owner. -Boston Record.
F J.Eckcr and Robert Jones of Fort
Vermilion arrived iu Edmonton February 4, from Fort Vermilion by dog-
train, n distaiii-e of about 1,000 miles.
They left* .Inn tut ry 9, oeing over three
weeks on the road and making' >>-ood
time, too. They say that the Peace
Riv-er district is a verv sure wheat
country. The Hudson's Bay mill at
Fort Vermilion, of which Mr. Eeker is
oiiii'int'.er, (also builder for the district),
in its December grinding' turned out
500 one hundred pound sucks of excellent strong baker flour There is still
a month's grinding to lie done, and over
500 sacks will be turned out The Peace
River country has the advantage over
started un I "ther districts in the raising of wheat
1   iinmni,' ! hv lmving one long tinv f 101)1 Miiv 1  to
A      Ul   III Vl I j. •   I   ,-.■■   ,     . „ riii *      ■   j     e i •    •
October ■, 1 he price paid for wheat is
SI 50 n bushel There ifi no trouble
from early frosts. The seed is sown
nbout April llo and reaped the last of
August Last year the wheat was light
and averaged about 22 bushels to the
acre. In a good veal- the avorage is 20
to 80 bushels to the acre. Wheat and
barley are grown and vegetablen
flourish luxuriantly. Tomatoes ripen
in the open air. there is an abundance of lish ami game .Just tlie day
before they left Fort Vermilion there
were 20 moose killed in one bunch.
Rear are also plentiful.
In connection with the grist mill
there is a eaw, planing and shingle
mill. The lumber is used (or local purposes principally. This year a considerable quantity "\b being sent to Fort
Smith, still further north.
A Vague Reply.
"Do you think you would be
happy with a man like me ?'' said
Willie Washington earnestly.
"Oh, yes," answered Miss Cayenne, after a pause. "I think so,
if he wasn't too much like you."—
Washington Star.
The best indication for oil is a seepage of oil from an oil-bearing stratum,
bu* such stratum is frequently not profitable to bore near its outcrop, as the
volatile portion has usually long since
passed off, and the residual material is
more like bitumen or asphaltum, and
will not (iow readily.
Arthur flullen
Has opened ajWholesale Liquor
Store in Three Forks, and has
all kinds of Liquors and Fancy
Drinks, Champagne, Tobacco
and Cigars.
The Best Liquors
in the World—
From France, Ireland and
England—and he wants all his
old friends—and new ones—to
come and try a bottle, or case,
or barrel, whether you order
by mail or in person.
Some time ago a wise fellow discovered that it was unhealthy for
later another found out that it was
unsafe to ride in a car with other
people, to attend church where
other people attended: later an association of physicians decided that
to kiss was to tempt death in all
manner of diseases;  und the latest
FROM    THK    WASTK    DU.IIl*.
A syndicate has been organized
among' the Michigan and Canadian
capitalists for operation on Michipicoten
island, a continuation of the. Keweena
peninsula, Michigan, where great copper properties are. located.
Late reports are to the effect that the
Guggenheim Exploration companv has
invested mere than $18,000,000 in Mexican mines and reduction plants ths past
three months, and now has a total investment of §50,000,000 in Mexico.
About two-thirds of the great Simplon
tunnel in the Alps was finished July 1
of the past year This tunnel, to be the
longest in the world when completed,
will have a length of 14 miles and will
accommodate railway trallic • 'I he engineer in charge of the works had difficulty in overcoming the heat, resulting from water pouring into the tunnel from ihe surlte-e, six thousand feet
above the  plane of   tlie tunnel.   This
.    TRY
Brick Block     New Denver
Manager of 110SUN HALL.
water was from 117 to MT) degrees fah-
renheit The temperature, is kept down
by directing celd air upon the hot and
cold water upon the hot. It is the pur
pose to have the tunnel finished by
July HiOo, the date specified in the. contract.
Reports, Examinations and Management.
NEW DENVER,   -   B.C.
Time* are getting good in Inland, but there te no boom, ami
embryo jwdieiinni and politicians
Are still leaving for America.
Victoria had it* fir«t miow atoriu
of thi* season last week. We always thought Victoria waa rather
hIow and lx-hind the age in many
Treadgold nor no other man
Hhould be granted exclusive rights
to the use of water in the Klondike district. If the Dominion
government grant any such concessions they should be cursed out
of existence. 	
Dowie, the   modem   ICIijn.Ii.  is
now in New York 'purging that
great city of its sin." Tf ho uses
real /.ion methods he is also purging it of itH tin, says the Vancouver World. Ligc Hhould try Inn
hand ou Seattle or the B. ('. legis-
Ontario ban a political sensation.
<Jamcy, who represents Manitoulih,
got up in the house and Muted that
he had been paid S4.IK10 to sup-
jK»rt the Hoss government. He did
not say how much he received for
making the eonfes^ion.but it strike*
uh (Jatney might do something out
went, ax hte price looks reasonable.
The  Scotch  an*   awful people.
twelve thousand were arretted in
Glasgow   last year for using ob-
xcene language.    It  mint  be the
A convict in a Chicago jail mtiAi
1800 in nine month «
hia fellow prisoner*.
would make hi* foi tune running a
paper in the Hlocan.
KmigrantH are rushing into Canada like Methodists to a tea-meeting. The idea of the government
ri-1-iim co in- ut oiuuii I mai mioMt-
i.lCiui'.liw.s.        iin.-)     i,S     tli^iiji,.        IMCjf
should Im* utiied. -tUhenvihe it
wil! take them a very long time to
become Canadians In the Dominion we want one language, and
All foreigners nhoulA he meltwl, ns
lealing with J it were, iu the great national pot.
"hat fellow
Dead fkunka are un*! in On
Once an old Apache Indian, when
asked the question why his people
painted thir faces, told this little legend:
"Long ago, when men were weak
and animals were big and strong, a
chief of the red man who lived In
these mountains went out to get a
deer, for his people were hungry,
"After walking all day he saw a
deer nnd shot at it; but the arrow
was turned aside and wounded a
mountain lion which was also after
thc deer. When the lion telt the
sting ol the arrow he jumped up and
bounded after the man, who ran for
bis lite.
"He was almost exhausted, and,
when he felt his strength giving way
he fell to tho ground, calling on the
big bear who, is the grandfather of
men—to save him.
"The big bear heard the call and
saw thnt to save the man he had to
act quickly; so tie stratched his loot
and sprinkled hl« blood over tho
"Now, you must know that no anl
mal will eat of the bear or taste of
his blood. So when t.ie lion reached
the mnn he snicllcd the blood and
turned away; but as he did so his
toot ncraucd the lace of the man,
leaving tlie marks of his chtws on the
bloodstained face.
"When the mint found that he was
uninjured he was ho thankful that he
lelt the blood dry on his face, and
never washed It at all, but lelt it until it Denied ofl'.
"Where the claws ot the lion
M!i*a|ied it off there were marks that
turned brown In the sun, and win re
the blood stayed on it w»* lighter.
Now all men im'nu ihtlr lines lhat
wav with bloul, and scrape it off in
streaks when they hunt or go to
Anent the almost total evtinetion
of the threat   Ihw* that a few years|
ago   made  Wall street tnidinp a j
thing of Mich vigor and pieturew|ue-|
liens, a eon vernation on  the xtock
exchange floor a few days ago con-i
*y>>:>"1   *l    '■*•*-',■      'ft       t ..!».. or.   1>       V r.frii,  i
and Washington K. Connor, when
they were two of the mot»t  noted i
bull baiter* of the street. j
At the time Bpokeu of Connor]
Out, but=
We haven't lowered our
colors. We wish to thank
all those who so gallantly
assisted us last Thursday
evening. We are now getting ready to open up us
fresh as ever, in the Clever
Block, where we will he
pIoiBcd to meet our friends
and patrons.
New Denver, B. C.
& Summer
Blue Prize, Henry Vane,
Columbus & Havana Whip
PlOfrtvo ait- inuili. liy™
LlgdliJ      \V 1*. KII.UOUUXK & C<>.,
Wlnni|M'K, Mini,
Ui-lirisunii'il liy fiKoittiK Ihinrox.
Hotel to rent,
and furniture,
I are address—
J. T. NAULT, Kosebery.
containing fixtures
for further partlcu-
•iiii in-1.
In  MMIrli
mirhiil uf ninl«.   Hulti mint.'
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l^nVi- >-,inr nrili-r
mm     imi     till k.
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r, r. L.ltia&CnlzR, «„,*, tanar
8* Newmarket Hotel 53
fl HCW DCtlVCf, oHere » pleasant Htibptitute for
home to those who travel. It is situated on the
shore of Luke Slocau, the most beautiful lake iu
all America. l<Yom its balconies and windows
enn be seen the grandest scenery upon this continent.
The internal arrangements of the hotel are the. reverse
to telephone, all the rooms being plastered, and electric
bells at the head of every bed make it easy for (ho dry
moments in the niorning.«s3VJK»-sw-j>J*ji^^
v^ The best and cheapest meals in tho country are
ta^| to be found in the dining loom. The house is run up-
L'J on cosmopolitan principles, and the prospector with his
*-* pack is just as welcome as the millionaire with his roll.
Kvery guest receives the best of care and protection.
The liquors are the best in the Slocan. and the
hotel has long been noted for its llsh ami game dinners.
This is the only fln»t-class house in the Lucerne of
North America. One look at the landlord will convince any stranger that the viands are of the best qua!- _^,
ity. Hooms reserved by telegraph.t^«^j*j*o>t-3>s»-S>^ p£'
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tArio   for  jKilitii-al argument.    A t was the gtt»**t of Keene at the lat
pfirty fhfl.fi riwirfi fo such an orfor-! tyr't rvnmfry   reshfenre.    Th" f,wo
ous method cannot win, even if the! were walking over the line ground*
t', in the. early evening admiring the!
A  man in  Dublin has made a
cup. f-auccr, apoou  ami  keltic out (throwing of a ..kuuL Aum makv
of a farthing.    Tin
full of  geniti".   alth
them can make -*o mtifh out of a I covered up. the fact will remain [ and then.
farthing. I that a skunk by any other name:    Suddenly
r  Irteh are sti$ j great ««nt#<»tion.    No matter how j -heautie* of tlie twilight net-no and | £•'
ilthouph  few   of the rwent affair at Aurora will Iw'ittHdentJiHv  talking hiisine*** now! R,
iLJj fTi* t%<% II r    trtk'v.      MAI frw, *%*% *Ar tt<* tn\ *^m ll
it >mt it ii it\ vij; it a vj i\0 it ii d ii «c<stji -
(.•tafclKhril  IHI?.
Capita! (all j«iu up) $12,00^000.01)
Reserved turn!   :   :    7,QU0*,O0O.OO
Undivided profits  :   »   M0,GSUM
ni:.«ri orriCK, mhmiikai,.
Kt. Hon. I/jKoSriuTnooXAa.id Mount Kovai, G.C.M.U. President,
Hox. <}. A. Drommokd, Vice President,
B. 8. Clouhton, General Manager,
Branches in all parts ol Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and
the United States.
New Denver branch
LE B. DH VEBER, Manager
Keene   grasped   bia'. Tenth Yeah.
Coming multi-Billionaires
Jl forecast of tbe Coning Century.
"Eeally, William, how much
are we worth?" wheedled Mrs.
Goldhill. ' 'Brother John says lots
of people ask and he has to tell
them he doesn't know."
'■'Well, that's a good answer.
It's nobody's business, I guess,
how much I'm worth."
"You might tell me," pouted
the lady.
"I don't see how I could when I
don't know myself."
"Don't you really know how
much we're worth, William?"
"Oh, I suppose I could guess
within half a billion or so. But
I'm uot going to tell you or anybody else. It's nobody's business,
I say."
"But you're the richest man that
ever lived?"
"Well. I fancy that's true!"
"Croesus wasn't as rich?"
"Croesus! Iim! My dear, Croesus was'a poor man—a very poor
"And Solomon?"
"A mere beggar !"
"The richest people in the world
next to us are the. Silverholes, and
we are many, many times richer
than they, are we not?"
"Why, I don't suppose Tom
Silverhole could scrape together
more than a billion and a half. I
could buy him a hundred times
"Yes, Silverhole's the only genuine billionaire, aud there's only
one multi-billionaire in the world;
that's me!"
"0 William, isn't it glorious!
And have you decided yet to buy
our little Frederick the Spanish
throne? J think you might, it's
such a tiuv little one, and none of
the other  children  care about it."
"No, I haven't decided. My own
opinion is that Freddie's too young
for such toys. He was only six—
which is it, six or seven?—last
"Six. But all his older brothers
and sisters have thrones to play
with, aud he wants one. I heard
Ellen twitting him the other day
because he hadn't got one."
"Well, Ellen needn't say much.
She's had hers less than a year,
and was two years_older than Fred
lions for it, and it doesn't pajr a
half of one per cent on the investment. And if.I were to try to sell
it—well, I couldn't begin to get
my money back. If I made many
such investments I'd be ruined in a
short time. As I said to Silverhole
the other day, "when you're buying a city, buy a good live one."
Some people laughed when I
bought Philadelphia; but it's paying 20 per cent right along, almost
as much as London pays. Of
course Berlin and New York pay
the best, because I bought them
during the worst of that last business depression. No, give me live,
progressive cities, and the other
fellows may have the old dead ones.
I wouldn't have Vienna on my
hands now if I hadn't had to foreclose the mortgage. It's paying
better than I thought it would,
though; and it'll come up all right
and be a good property, if rightly
managed. The syndicate that
bought Chicago thought they could
work it off on me for two or three
times what it's worth; but I saw
through their game and went them
one better. Within six months
they'll be begging me to take it off
their hands at any price. They
ought to have known they couldn't
bleed me in any such fashion. At
the time they were buying it up I
owned two-thirds of the railroads
in this country, and men of ordinary sense ought to have seen what
I'd do. I bought the other third.
I'd always intended to own them
all—and then I bought tip the lake
boats and boarded up Chicago as
tight as a drum. Not a train nor
a boat has entered the city for six
weeks and the town's practically
deserted. The fellows in the syndicate pooh-poohed at the idea of
my doing it—said I would not cut
off my nose to spite my face. But
they didn't know me; and as 1 said
within six months they'll be begging me to take the city off their
hands at any price. They're
financially ruined now, down to the
last man of them; and they know
it. I did it to teach the world a
lesson as much as anything. No
man, or syndicate of men, will dare
to interfere with_the._pJana_of JVil-
Ham Goldhill after this. That
Chicago deal is my warning to the
world to deep its hands off."
"You should lay more stress on
the moral side of the question,
William. You ought to let it be
understood, that you consider it
wicked for anyone to do anything
that in any way interferes with
your plaiiB for increasing our property. You are too easy-going.
Our daughter Amelia has the right
idea. You know when she took
the English throne she had the ex-
king swear a solemn oath that the
divine right by which he and his
ancestors had reigned was relinquished by him and his heirs forever to her and her heirs forever.
Our title of divine right to things
should always be kept before the
people. That's one reason why 1
think it would be well to own
Rome. Suppose it doesn't pay a
dividend in dollars and cents. * It
might pay very well in other ways.
Among some of the sects it would
have weight if it were known that
St. Peter's and the Vatican belonged
to us. I'm not sure but that in
some minds our not owning it is
already casting suspicion on the
divinity of our righto. We ought
to think of these things, William."
"Well,    maybe    you're   right,
Maria;  you most generally are.
But I'm not  going   to pay  auy
fancy price for it if I do buy it.   I
can board it up the same as I did
Chicago, and keep the tourists out;
then they'll come down in their
price. I guess.    Let's see!  when is
your birthday?—next month?"
"Yes; the twenty-third."
"Well, maylM' I can hammer the
price down by that time.     If you
must have it,   I suppose you must.
But I don't altogether sympathize
with Ibis fad of yours of -collecting
old cities. You'vegot Florence and
Xapltw and Venice already, and -
let's see!    Did I give you Carlo?"
thing to increase it with."
"And we will eventually own the
whole world?"
' That's the way it looks to me.''
"What's the matter, William?
Why do you scowl so fiercely?"       j
"Silverhole just went by show-j
ing off that big diamond on bis left j
little finger. It always makes me i
furious when I see a man with a |
big diamond on his left little fin- j
The multi-billionaire looked ruefully down at his own left hand,
which was minus the little finger.
He had lost it long ago, even before he came up to the city from
the country with only four cents in
his pocket and an indomitable determination. On the little finger
of his right hand blazed a huge
diamond; but it didn't carry with
it the same emotions of aesthetic
enjoyment that a diamond on the
little linger of the left hand does;
and William Goldhill knew it.
"Well, never mind. William,
consoled his wife. "You have
"But I do mind," interrupted
Goldhill irritably. "Every other
man bus two little fingers, aud 1
have only one. I think its a howling shame!"—James Raymond
Perry, in  Metropolitan   Magazine.
Don't go runnin' on me, fellers,
Somethin's stickin' in my throat
For this letter's from my baby,
An' the first she ever wrote, o
Gen'rally I'm game—you know it,
An' can stand fer lots of chaff—
Take yer joshin' good and plenty
An' not do a thing but laflf;
But this letter, with itsscrawlin',
Strikes a whole lot dfferent note,
Fer it's from my only baby,
An' the first she ever wrote.
Wrote it all herself—my girlie;
Took her three, four hours, I guess,
Though they's only two short pages
Filled with baby blessedness;
Starts it out, "I love you, papa"—
Then th' lines all seems t' float—
Do you blame me?   She's tny baby;
It's the first she ever wrote.
'Way off there beyond th' mountains
By a sunny, summer sea,
Spellin' outlier daddy's letters
An' a-sendin' love t' me—.
What ?   Not you big boobies cryin'!
W'y, it hain't your baby's note;
It's ray own wee girlie's letter,
Very first she ever wrote.
No—no runnin' on me, fellers,
Somethin' chokes me in my throat
'Cause this letter's from my baby,
 A_n—tlie^first^she^ ever v/rcte.
—Baltimore American.
It was in B. C.
"How's times?" asked the tour.
a year.
S a monthly journal that you do not,,
meet every day. Its home is in the
West, far from the smoke of crowded
cities and the hum of grinding com-
H'igh up in the mountains, surrounded by scenery that would drive some
artists mad with joy. its editor sits close to
heaven   and  draws   inspiration   from  the
ClO lltlS ;1; .J; ■ ■■ £ -J; ;j; ;|; ;)•* *\- ;); jj;
Lowkhv's Claim is principally .devoted
to Truth and Humor. It has hosts of
friends and enemies. Jt is hated and loved
just according to how it strikes the human
miud. It presses the limit every time
and always deals from the top. It bows
to no creed, cringes to no god or devil, and
fears nothing, not even the sheriff. It is a
sham crusher, and aims to tear the mask
from everything that is evil. It is the
most independent magazine in the world
and panders to no class, party, sect, creed,
color. Hag or fat advertiser. It has pay
ore always in sight, and every shift shows
that it is increasing. It has touched a
chord in the human heart that vibiates
with its music wherever the English language breaks the ozone * # *  *  *  %  t. *
If you want to get in line with it, get in
early as the circulation is limited to a million. No sample copies are sent to anyone,
but it is furnished free to all people who
are one hundred years old. Postage free
to any part of this wicked earth * * %% %
when she got it. If we give Fred
a throne, the next thing we'll know
Bob'11 be crying for one."
"Bob! Why, the idea! he's only
two years old."
"I know it, but it seems my
children are getting to think they
must have a throne to play with as
soon as they learn to talk. When"
I was a boy we children thought
we were lucky to get some wooden
blocks to play with, but now my
children must have thrones for
toys. It was only the other day
that I gave Fred a little city. I
thought he'd be satisfied with that
for awhile."
"He did like it, William. Did I
tell you the awfully cute thing he
did with it? He went down there
and ordered all the inhabitants to
move right out—-you know there
were only a few thousands, twenty
or thirty—because lie wanted it to
keep his monkeys in. He's only
got three thousand now, but he's
going to take -some of his pocket
tnoney and buy six thousand more
aud have them all live down there;
and he's going to call it Monkey-
town, he says. I never saw anyone ho fond of monkeys as Fred is.
He's as pleased over thein aR Theodora te over her tlog«.,?
"How nianydogH has TheodoHia
got? now?"
"Two hundred thousand, nbc
says; but I don't believe she known.
She saya there are forty thousand
pugs among them. And they've
all got double twist* in their tails.
She won't have one without."
"Hm!   TheodoHia'H a little fool!
Forty thousand lap-dogs!   1 Hhould
think people would laugh at her."
"You forget,  William,  that ii"
oue dare laugh at a child of ouch.
And If nhe liken pugH, I don't nee
why   fhe   shouldn't    have   forty
thousand, or forty million,  if hIic
want* them,   Onr children  ought
not to want for anything."
"William, dear!"
"Well, whati»it?"
"Did you decide to give me what
I a-sked for on mv birthday?"
"What was tliat?"
<lli^,   nun ( ynu Kllii'imni.
'''1\iii juu'iv Ctilnsty* itsViii^ lus
"I *aid I thought Rome would |a-v well buy th<v Itomn* aud the
be » nice present. I wish you'd AtlieiiHea one time a» another. It's
pay more attention when I expre^lonly a queNtion of time before I'd
a ikwre tor MmigK j have to take them.'
"I don't own Home,  my dear."!    "In it true, William,   what that
"Well, you can buy it." ; magazine writer naid, that when a
"They want two J»r three thueaj property aw large m oui* gets into
what it'* worth. I'm not going to! the control of one family it tniwt
pay any fancy pricea for old town*, j necessarily go on increasing, like a
They're no good,  anyhow,  an an; wet snow ball rolling down  hill,
Investment. I've picked up a few! until all the property i* aWrliod?" i m u/Annfi OQflfi
old cities that 1 <xni!d get cheap,] "I think mi. Thai * the way I've j S WVAUUO DKUO A
but it*» money thrown away. I*>ok * figured it out. I don't see how it| f PHOTOGRAPHERS f
at Constantinople. I gave mme- j omi be otherwise. It can't *top in- i # Vancouver *«• nelson, i.c.f
thing like fifty or a hundred mil- creating an long ai*. there te »ny-| •** %%%%%^%%%%%%%fi»
tion, upon wliit-Ji the tax levy whs
matle. I'lie mine owi.ei-N aid iiintia-
"•ers positively refused to pay this tax,
tlioii-H'li asserting their willingness to
pay taxes on the improvements nude
on the mines as they had ilonit for years
This course led to much discusBioii, and
the State Legislature has recently
passed a law taxing the net output of the
11     elm mete
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state (nm- In till* (•■•imr.y ivi|iiiri'<lj In ri-|ii'wmit
illlll lllhl'ltlHI' lllll   el*t,'llll|s||i'll    Wl'llllliy   llHSllH.""*
house uf Kiillil lilimidul -lainlhii:.     Salary   ttl.tMl
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Olldl  direct riit-ll WtitlllcHilny from   llillil otlli vh.
Miii-ii- uiul cairhiKi'furnished   hIhii   iii-ii-wuy.
UeflTelH-Cii.       KlII-llKl'    »il'lf IlllllrrH-l'll   |i|l\ ,!•,
C'lil'iiiltilC'ii . ,1H4 Oi-iirliin'ii St,,('hli'iiiru.
"Pretty tolerable, stranger, responded the old man who was sitting on a stump. "I had some
trees to cut down, but the cyclone
leveled them and saved me the
"That was good."
"Yes; and then the lightning
set fire to the brush pile and saved
me the trouble of burning it."
"Remarkable! But what are
you doing now?"
"Waiting for au earthquake to
come along and shake the potatoes
out of the ground."
C.HTt'l'tlllK 11  MIxUppl'l-lH'IINloll.
"Ych, Johnny, what is it?"
"Ma, isn't pa half bright?"
"Why, what makes you ask such
a question ?"
"Cause T heard MiHter Highball
say that if pa was half bright he
would never have married you."
"Mr. Highball te a bad man,
.Johnny. Your papa is one of the
brighteHt men this country ever
A man went to the priest te have
his friend's soul prayed out of purgatory, and put a shilling ou tho
"Ih my friend's soul out V" he
The priest said it was.
'"Quite mire?" the man  asked.
"Quite sure," replied the prieat.
"Very well," said the man; "if
he is out of -purgatory they won't
put bim in again—it's a bad shilling."      	
There is an idea abroad among 'awl is run Upon tin
moral   people   that    they   .sliouttl ■ Atllcri-citll
make their   neighbor}* good;  0't'-i..j ...       mm.,
pfiMiii 1 have to make good— my- ! ,,,'
Helf,    Hnl my duty to my iifiglilior
The Filbert Hotel
Is the house to slop at whon
in the Silvery City. Tho
rooms are airy and tho beds
eondueive to slumber, while
the rail-bolls beside every
door will put you in mind of
modern civilization. The
meals in the dininy mom
will make a mash upon your
tasie and ehaiioe your stom-
aoh into an internal heaven. 1
i The Filbert is cosmopolitan, i
('anadian j
mines of the State,
tion is meeting with
The ne.w h'.^isln-
no adverse eriti- ;
The presence of uril in crude oil can
reudily lie detected hy [inuring a small
uiiniitity el the nil on a pane nf uIhsn.
lloldinjj' ihe ylass nt an iitiyle, the nil
will ppreiid over the surface ami Ihe
paitides nf ^rit, if preH'iit, will appeal'
an inure or less iiiiineroiin spei-kc mi the
Nlieel nf yla»«., and can he plainly '•ecu.
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licence tiuiii uiul curry nwiiy ilinlni iiiinilie
fiillou-liiK 'JOicrlliiil tract of luiiil:
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wot ul the Twelve Mile l't)i*l mi llie Niilin*|i A
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I imrtli M i-hnliis t'i |inllil of ciiiiilili'lii'i'lii' III.
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v|«|i.n,»if \W«t Kuiteiisy l>l«trlci
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loi iv*»«««nieiit work ml inoiillni: noon
tlie ald'Vc niiineil el.iliin. for llie J ear Jant |ia.*<l,
three litniilrcd nml mven dollar- ami fifty ceiiUi
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pr«'Ho.ittwoy^rHag».'' wiying that I  have to mnkf him ttllrtt f'oslllis in tlic»
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thit last ^Htln»rer In Slio«h<ntii> tounty
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what they cotmiilered n -propor vaIii**
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Ih'Ioio ill iIn- history
id priimiiii. Kvitv up
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M nisuin u rt!   | THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER," B. C, MARCH 19, 1903.
Tenth Yeas
Notary IP-Liblio.
Ij. Notary Public, Insurance Agent and
Mining Broker. Mining Stocks bought and snid.
General agent for Slocan projiertics Small
Debts Court held lst aud 3rd Mondays in every
month.   Established 1895.
and American plan. Meals, £>cents. Booms
from i c up to Jl. Only white help employed.
Nothing yellow about the place except the yold
ib the wife. MALONE & TliEGILLUS.
located and lit by electricity It, is headquarters for tourists and old timers. Miners or
millionaires are equally welcome. THOS.
MADDEN. Proprietor.
THK ROVAL HOTKL, Nelson, is noted for
the excellence of itscuisine.  SOL JOHNS,
BARTLKTX HOUSK, formerly the Clark
is the best Jl a day hotel in Nelson. Only
white help employed. G. W. BARTLETT.
THK   EXCHANGE, In KASLO, has plenty
of airy rooms, and a bar replete with tonics
and bracers of many kinds.
mHK MAZK, in KASLO, is lust the place
JL for Slocan people to find wliou dry or In
search of a downy couch.
T G. MELVIN, Manufacturing Jeweller,
il.* Expert Wtitch Repairer, Diamond Setter,
and Engraver. Manufactures Chains, Lockets
and Rings. Workmanship guaranteed equal to
any lu Canada. Orders by mail solicited. Box
340, Sandon.
pure Latakia Student's' Mixture, Pace's
Twist, Craven's Mixture, Bootjack, Natural
Leaf, and many other kindsof Tobacco.
G. B. MATTHEW, Nelson, P.O. Box 40.
Kootenay Os-ndy "Works,
A.   McDONALD,    Manufacturing   and
Wholesale Confectioner.     Nelson, B. C
"Wlxolesale   Merolietiits.
ersln Butter. Eggs, Cheese, Produce and
Fruit,Nelson, B.C.
FL. CHRISTIE, '.,. L. «., Barrister, So
,   licitor,  Notary Public.    Sandon, B.  C,
Every Friday at Silverton. tf
ML. GRIMMETT, L. L. B., Barrister,
.   Solicitor,Notary Public.    Sandon, B.C.
Branch Office at New Denver every Saturday
Mining Properties.
Mining properties should address Box 50,
New Denver. B. C.
Insu.ran.oe 8s R.eal Estate
insurance axents;—uwicm in-i-nim-iai**«•.«;
lnltig Properties,   Houses to rent and Town
Lob) for Sale.
1 S. RASHDALL, New Denver, B. C.
Real Estate and Mineral Claims for Sale. Claims
represented and Crown Granted.
Lumber, Doors, Windowc, Stow Fronts. Show
Cuca, Store and Bar Fixtures, Counter-*, Fancy
Qlam. H. HOUSTON, Mantg«r.
NeUon, B. C.
HU had IS years experience lu dental work, and
nutkea a ■|x>claity of Gold Bridge Work. Moat
complete dental office In R C.
Oeneral   Store.
JT. KKI.LV,   THREE   FORKS, dealer In
•  Groceries*, Dry Good*, Kl«„   Goods Ship-
pad all over the Hlorttti.
XI IOM. Tho imiiit complete ll r 1 I Til
onuie Continent of North A mer|. n CAL I Fl
ea. KlmaM midst menery un D C 0 fl D T
rivalled for Grandeur. Ilontlng, n CO U II I
KUhlng and Kit-union* to tlm ir.uny point* of
Interest. Ti-lttufaphU- i-iiiiniutiiii'iUiuu with nil
part* of the world: two mail* nrrivn and depart
tveryday. in tuttim vurc nil nervous and
mu«-iiUr 1I14.UMh-, iu wiitiTi liu.il all Kldnuy.
Liver and stomach Ailment* uf cvtry name.
The urlee nl u r,miid-trl|i ticket helwceu
New ucnwr aud Halcyon, ubtalmiMi- nil tlu-
y#«r Muml unit i'w«| (ur.ti iliy., |« .fS.S'i. Hul-
cyon Hprhm*. Arrow I. ik'*. II. C,
IOIIN   M'-l, A I I HI t ■   iMnliiimi ami   I'n
t)   vim III l.iitnl Sur\t\vi>r.   Ni'l-fii, II <"
Aii   iU.Vi.ASl*, Li.inm-niai.d I'li'Vliii-lnl
.     -9
sur k 1-• ni,   K*^l.n
t'ANsl-ON'l '■'«•    HIMIi    MIOUI'i,   N.I-.U
>       Mi.lt .,1.!. r*, nr      : M\   id.-li!. I tn,
I     It.   r tMl'ltON,  Sinlm,    Mm.nl.-ii-uir-
♦I,   I'l .hiinr ti.i.i!. r;  .iini Hilli-ilK patMii u ,
. 11, *it\ 11i.***.
Silver King Hotel
In Nelson, I have si-cured a
Ii-hho ti "Hi iln! Ihi|mtii«I. ami
have ehanired the name lo
what it wo* yearn ngo:
The Silver  King Hotel
Thi* name i* familiar to all
wli.* ha/ed thi* trmH« in early
Any*,   Aiui  the  riuwcotnera
will r.-ir ! r"it is il they drop
in and -we me.
5 PVorp th^ SUiPs K&\Y\tz\ J
\ HiVlK  fiEKLAW _     _     \
9SA %&%&*%> V%^^%"*- -%- %*■
"A little philosophy inclineth i
man's mind to atheism, but depth in
philosophy bringeth men's minds
about to religion."—Bacon.
vVhat abundant truth Lord Bacon
has expressed in these few lines!
The thought is as true in other
things as it is in religion.
Atheism is knowing nothing about
divine things—
A blinding of oneself to spiritual
But there is another kind of atheism, which is quite aa baneful:
It is in uot knowing the limit and
the proper use of mind over matter.
How little the average person
knows ot his mental faculties;
And, not knowing, how quick he is
to decry mental science—or the su
premacy of mind over matter.
The same people ridicule hypnotism, and lead themselves to believe
that only people of "weak minds" are
susceptible to the hypnotist's power.
They believe this because they do
not understand hypnotism—
They are hypnotic atheists.
The greatest hypnotist will tell
you that a person of strong raind
makes the best subject;
It stands to reason that it must be
Hypnotism is the control of our own
faculties by our own mind working
in harmony with another mind.
In order to place ourselves in this
condition we must first have a mind
strong enough to make our faculties
submissive, and having this power
we place ourselves in the hypnotist's
I am not advocating that we should
do this, for until we know the hyp
notist and are sure that he is all right
it is not safe—
Especially if we are pretty and
I am simply trying to show that
hypnotism is the action* of your own
force of concentration.
This is something that everyone
can cultivate—and is the better for
having cultivated it.
Don't be an atheist and say you
won't believe it because you do not
know it—
The very act of doubt that you indulge in makes it impossible for you
to know.
Get out ot the shadow ofdoub!;
KNOW that you have the power,
it you will use it, to acquire absolute
control of your faculties, your aches
and pains.
And, knowing this, USE it,
them, and they believe they cannot
overcome them.
They are no doubt right.
After a few feeble attempts they
give up and declare it can't be done.
And so long as they remain in this
condition of raind—so long as doubt
clouds the intellect—they will never
accomplish what they desire.
Train every muscle to act in obedience to the mind;
Make the will subdue every faulty
desire, every doubt.
Get above atheism In relation to
your capabilities.
Get out ofthe "don't know" corner
into the "amen" corner.
Know that your every faculty Is
God-given and say "ani«n" in the
use of It-
Use it as it was given you to use.
uow thk wroni.n will kni>.
Prof. Ludwig Marlcnburg of thc |
University ot Chicago, declares that
tho end of the world is near at hand.
Ho has discovered, so he avers, that
our little old p'anet has "jumped its
orbit," no to speak, and is wobbling
round In space like an intoxicated
This irregularity, the proteasor ex
plains, will shortly cause our summers in become hotter and hotter,
and our winters to be colder and
colder. Within 15 or 20 yearn at the
outside, according to his ligures, tlie
entire human race will be. altern
ately either frizzlt-d or frozen to
I'iVtiii iliii-i, buttiu-r. wuihl \io bet
tor than being coiih-i sti ickt'ii nfti'r
1 the fashion s■> Ki'iiplilenllv portniywl
recently by II. <i. Wells. I'ructicul-
I ly all ecii-ntisUHiv agivwl tlmt what
| ho tji^critK'- Ulitihlot" Imppi'iiMomii'i-
lor 1 at i-i.
i l'mli'SMir Di'war gue> evenlimlid','
'lint-ays that nut only nut y Mich aj
! calaatrophe u'-t'iir nt any linn* in '.he. |
i tnmv nr li'nN iiitni' fiiniiv, Iiii; iimi it *
1 "has certainly li.i|>i-ein-il, and .iIiih.m j
certainly morn than  once,   in Uiel
! lllOlf 01   k'.vi (list,Illl  J>lst. "
The ■eoiivitri--.ii ul' this cut tcivMii <>!
, !i.»--..-.i I'int-ttdviu-it  !-.>-,    Tli'.:   Ui'"
kit')* fur an :ilis.iluti-f.-u't   rn tuivo j
•ccuithI iH'tnii'; ami  «t nl»i know i
that it te practically certain «»ivciir,]
find tlmt, It*', s|»<'rtkiii»f gi'ologiwtlly,
at no verv •tlMiint dati*. i
The rc»*>n ia tlmt the .icetimulu- i
tiiu**. ttt ici. ri nml tin- <itirh nntl N'lirtlii
1'olen, the   "K!-t!>ca|»s,"  ifeulnginU onII <
tlielli, an: ever t,'c.'...m   lUH'M'i *• ml
thicker   More ice i» titiiih-ii bv fi.-i z ,
nig Anrmj ihe tenx  AftX m.A \m [
arctic wihiein tliai.   i>   l.-t  ihiniiu'h
iiii-liiiiL" in the short •« ltiiini-r.i !
!*rti-iiii*\ urn- 'Uu- -n,in i    rn,   ,.(, hi iiii.-i
ict!~~bitlton*on biiliuiii. of t.»n-.ni ii, \
illlild— te being taken  up by tlie »ut>
fit ai i the more leili|*er.it. '/.one* of the;
ftMie. I
8om««l»v or other thi* pin-cis-* i*]
ImnnA to alVert the Hiahilitv nt ibe]
e.-il'tli. It '••.'ll liecuine "top lieiivy, )
nnd. i*n result*, u will, ie* it were, I
Cnnt, U|«"ii 11-hxU,
'Die re-olt will !»•• thnt the nrewni
*.ituaii •» * 7", if ii-vi r«tl. 'J'ii.it i*
fo-«.i\, (Fin' i' •*'* will   In- witin'ivh<»ri»
at n|i|<i-i!t(> •. tfiM  nl    W il.lT    I*   Iini  till!
equator, and the new equator will
intersect what are now the poles.
The result would be that a worldwide earthquake would level all
cities and towns, ana even the hills
and mountains, and the sea would
sweep over the ruins.
Have you ever noticed how, if a
fruit tart is left to cool without being
cut, and without any opening being
left in the centre to permit of the internal heat escaping, the crust will,
as it becomes cold, sag down, and
permit the still hot juice to well up
over a portion of its surface"?
Now, this is exactly what Mr.
Grant Allen affirmed will happen one
day to the thinnest portions of the
earth's crust. He also affirmed the
probability that one area, at all
events, of such thin crust is situated
in the Thames Valley, near Cook-
ham; and, arguing from these premises, he drew a graphic description
of the destruction wrought by a lava
flood, wbich welled up near there,
and rolled thence downward to the
The earth thereabouts, according
to Mr. Allen, opened suddenly, without an instant's warning in a gigantic crack, or fissure, many miles long
whence a million of tons of tho white-
hot slag gushed out, and filled up the
entire valley to a certain level, in
and out among the hills, exactly as
water might do.
When it was over, in 24 hours,
London—as well as scores of riverside towns—was no more, its place
being taken by the rapidly congeal
ing lava, afterwards to be known as
the Great Glass Desert.
Richard Jefferies fully believed in
the possibility of the state of affairs
depicted bv him in his "Wild England."
Briefly put, he aimed to show, in
the guise of a romance, how comparatively easy il would be for this
country to relapse into barbarism,
and what terrible results would ensue.
A sudden stoppage of the food supplies from over the sea, coupled with
civil war at home, causes a general
exodus of the better class of the popu
lation, and those that are left give
themselves up to murder and pillage.
Agriculture is neglected, the mouths
ot the rivers are silted up, so that
what little commerce there is dwin^
dies and dies; and, finally, the remnant of the starving and degraded
populace dissolves into tribes and
bands, that take to the forests and
jungles, preying upon each other
and living by hunting and fishing.
One place, however, they never go
near, and that is the "Great Putrid
Lake," the centre of the "Great Putrid Swamp," as it is called, which
eoyers.the. ground whereon London
once stood.   This is a place apart.
The black water of the lake bears
a greenish brown scum, which for
ever bubbles up from the poisonous
mud at the bottom, and from which
there arises so noxious a vapor, that
the very wild fowl fly away intuitively from its influence! Also there
are ho fishes in the lake, neither can
eels exist in its mud.       *
And the reason is that all the rottenness of a thousand years, and of
many hundred millions of human
beings are there deep down in a
vast sepulchre.
There seems to be a fatal epidemic
among exceedingly aged negroes in
this country. Hardly a day passes
that wo may not read of the death of
a colored man at anywhere from 106
to 124 years of age. A certain recollection of mine may throw some light
on the remarkable longlvity of theso
In. 1873 I was rambling through
I have the goods and
want your money
For a few weeks only I will allow a 2C per cent discount bn every article bought at my store.
Patrons in the Slocan are well acquainted with my goods. Your prompt attention will be appreciated.
All goods are guaranteed.
i, NELSpN, B.C.
Orders by mail receive our prompt attention.   Send your watch repairs to me and I will do tne rest.
the south with nothing better to do
than to stop and gas with anybody
who seemed to offer interest for the
moment. On my way from Nashville, Tenn., to Tbe Hermitage, Andrew Jackson's old home, :I met a
negro who looked ancient enough to
have been on earth when the Cumberland mountains were holes in the
'Uncle," I said, in the course of
our conversation, "how old are you?"
"Deed, suh," he answered, "Ah
can't tell 'zactly. Ah's a right smart
heap o' yeahs, dhough."
I pretended to be greatly shocked
at his ignorance, and said: "You
ought to be ashamed not to know
your own age. It I will tell you how
old you are will you try to remember
"Deed Ah will, suh. Ah's laik to
know how old Ah is."
I telt ot his pulse, laid ray hand on
his brow, looked wise and asked him
some very foolish questions. Then I
said, impressively: "Uncle, you are
410 years old."
"Ah reckoned hit was erbout dat,"
he agreed. "Fo' hun'ed an' ten, huh?
Ah'11 'member dat fo* suah."
Three years later I was recounting
this experience to a party of Nashville men, when one of them said:
"I know that darkey. He lives on
the Liberty pike and does odd jobs ot
hauling with an old white mule in a
rope harness and a two-wheeled cart."
-Airph-a—oiima i.i tt. ha. nroa_ A\r*\ vinn-.
 iriiv—oniiiu    * *f-t ***-*—-* *■*"■*    **. • . ...s."
when I met him," 1 said
"Well," the Nashville man continued, "he still tells everybody he
is 410 years old. He hasn't aged a
day in three years "
But, then, he really didn't have to,
you see.—Brooklyn Eagle.
A machine drill may bo mounted on
timbers and used as a trip hammer in
the blacksmith shop. Supplied with a
suitable nestle, it is useful in pulverizing
mine samples Two pounds of rock can
be pulverized to pasB a 20 screen in
about two or three minutes
Last Mondav the Snowshoe mine
sent out its last ore for tite present.
Shipments will bo resumed as soon as
the Sunset smelter cin get a coke supply
P. B U R N S   &  G 0.,
Shops in all the principle camps.      Excellent service always.
P.   BURNS   &   CO.
That assays high in artistic merit, quickly
done at New Denver's printing emporium-
Add ress
Staple and Fancy
Agent for
Why you should buy
Hecau.se ■• ■* tin* >"■■>* «nmiu,v
Becausejt '* ,,m' mm{ ^'"^
,.|*,.W     —«—»—.
Hecause •» >* ""• i^} high
grmlf ■* nr luc plug,
! It-PCilllMOU" In:.'- nve vnluuMt'for
11 re 11 mrniTtmrirnniTi ii i-v
l-t, I'.KM. " j
HcCailHO w,>    irmii--nmi't»   even1
BeCaUSe >»w AeiAer Ik autlmr-l
i/i-il   tn    ri'fuml    vmirl
iitiiiii'v if vim iiri> not j
This olil-tiniu hotel lias recently
been bought by the undersigned
and renovated into an up-to-
date hostelry. Miners, tourists
and all classes of this world's
people can always get a square
meal ami an easy bed within
th« portals of my doors. The
bar contain!! many kinds ol
nerve bnuvrs, ranging from
the brew of Cody to the sweet
eoriliiilH of Miiiny Knuit-H. If
ymi are dry, hungry, weary or
c.ul when passing through the
Forks, lift thehiteh mul drop in.
Tea Tips
/-% w a Will buy ONE  POUND
J.^%    ^TC of pure,clcan,flno-flftvored
General Draying: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.
Coal & Wood for Sale
saaoie"Horses and Pack *.^i:r.ais;
Feed Stables at New Denver.
f\m A.       Will  buy ONE POUND,
/.^ CfC Standard BREAKFAST
**wJ VWU ULACK TEA. Purchas-
mil of ten pounds or moro, will receive ono pound
lixtru for each ten pounds purclniiit-d.
Prlci's on our rogular lines of CHOICE TEA,
3(ie, s.ip, *oe, 45c, Mc and noo per pound for
HlHi-k, Green and Hlendeil.
Kootenay Coffee Company
V. 0. Box Wt, West Baker St.
NEL.SON, ». C.
Kiki.n A^
KiiT tliH ' liirit-Mt uur-wliis, im*nli:iu*o*, uiul
noil! liiiiii'i in iim world." Imt wii have liitUir
sinrK Iii.iii i-vi-r, uii'l vmi will Kiiv.' mnii.iy by
luiviiiM ilin-t-t. My'imw l^iialiivtn< will ti-fl
ynii .ill llli'illl It.   Midlrtl fii-ti
smii Wi-stinliirtur Itiutil Vancouver, II.I).
8:80 a. in Lv. SANDON An. :i:'25 p. m.
10M5 a m, All. KASLO Lv. 1:00 p. m.
il.Ou.u m, Lv. NELSON An. 1:10 \i. m
)):iu a. in. Ait.   KASLO Lv. l-i.-HD p. ni.
Tii ki-ts .-.nlil tu all iiaitn t.f tin- UnituJ
StRt»»H nml ■fniiiula via Givat Northern
ami Tl, R & N CoinpAiiy'M linen.
For luitlii'i piirtii'iilarH rull oitoru<l-
..,.,,;. n. ..I
f |l«i <«  ,-s 9 ma **\*m»*mw
Cigar Oo.
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