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Array Volume VIII.   No: 31.
NEW DENVER, B. C.. MAY 2, 1901.
Price, $2.00 Year advance
V
General f^eWs Float
In and About the Slocan and neighboring Camps
, that are Talked About.
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LOCAL   CHIT-CHAT.
The merchants of Nelson have instituted a mid-week half holiday.
Revelstoke is getting up in the world.
It has a "Railway Men's Journal."
Service will be held in St. Stephen's
church next Sunday evening at 7:30
o'clock.
Sandon clerks are endeavoring to
get the merchants to adopt the early-
closing fad.
A return match will be played by the
local baseball team at Silverton Saturday afternoon.
Rev. Roberts will give another of his
popular children's services Sunday
morning at 11 o'clock.
George Aylard has lumber on the
ground for the erection of a small addition on his premises.
—Th6-Reco«Goodenough-is^making-a
shipment of 100 tons this week to the
Shelby smelter, San Francisco.
The visitors from New Denver to the
Odd Fellows' ball at Sandon Friday
night, were royally entertainedA
Back again, Prof. Payne, 20th century
hypnotist; opera house, two nights,coin
menclng Friday, May 8.   Laugh and
grow fat.
Al. _anford, who for two years or
more has been employed at the Rosun,
left for his home in Nova Scotia Wednesday morning.
The delegates hare returned from
their lead refinery mission to Ottawa,
feeling confident that the government
will grant the bonus asked.
Rev. W. M; Gray will occupy the pulpit in the Presbyterian church until a
permanent pastor is provided to take
the place of Rev. Alexander.
It Is fashionable to carry a cane this
spring. You are not well dressed without it. Those just received by John
Williams are all the rage—nothing
nicer.
A very encouraging strike was made
tho past week on their Goat Mountain
property by Moasrs. Young & Mtirchl-
son. Eight inches ot dry oro camo Into
the tunnel being driven on the tower
lead.
A social and dance, In aid of the
Church of England building fund, will
be given in Bosun Hall on Tuesday
evening, May 7, beginning at 3o'clock.
Admission, including refreshments, SO
cents.
Eight patients are confined In the
Sandon hospital-Harry Payxant, Thos.
Barber, John O. Rady, Lewis Gangnor,
Frank Johnston, Alexander Greno,
David Johnston, Otis Nelson and Alex
Forrest.
The Sandon baseball team think they
can teach the lake clubs how to play
ball, Sandon sports always did have a
bigh opinion of their abilities. They
couldn't have a bettor opportunity of
showing us how it's done
Prof, J. 0. Miller and J. Parsons
Smith, known throughout England and
Canada as the Emerald Duet, are touring tlie Kootauays under the auspices
oftl.eW.C. T, U. Thev will be in|
New Denver May 16th and 17th. |
The annual business meeting of the
Methodist church was held on Monday
last, Reports read showed every pbeae
of the work to be In excellent condition.
* r-nrrMttl   fm*lf»flr»*i  waa PTf**r»i*l«»d   in
Rev, A. E. Roberts to remain as pastor
for another year.
Found.—A badly used pocket knife,
one blade broken near the hilt, Ihe
Other tobacco stained from bilt to point;
evidently the property of a printer or a
person. Owner ean have same by
taking it away frwn thl» ofHt-*, We
have too many like it new.
McLaehlan *■ MeGltUm? are build-
Ing « bataraf and making other* Im-
proTsmotite to the Windsor Hotel.
With tfce iaeproveaM&ui lately made to
ibis ftotAhkt tutus*, uutaUla aud lit, 0<ua
and Angus can give the public as good
accommodations as can be obtained in
the Slocan,
A gang of 10 men with horses and
scrapers, under the direction of Road
Master Moore, is putting Union street
in excellent condition at the Carpenter
creek crossing. The bridge being erected there will be something of a must
substantial nature and will be of permanent value to traffic.
p AX
About sixty children and friends of
the Band of Hope enjoy.ed the feast
given by Howard West last Thursday
evening in the Methodist church. The
members of the Band went through a
short program of recitations and songs
prior to the bringing on of the good
things, and the evening was made one
long to be remembered by all present.
There being no movement made on
the part of the lake towns to get up a
celebration fer"May~24th7-the"^undaY»
School people of Silverton and Now
Denver have determined to hold a
union picnic on that day at the Bosun
picnic grounds. Arrangements are not
yet completed but the assurance is given
that this will surpass any effort made in
this line on the lake, n
Howard West has recently purchased
the assay office and business ot C. M.
Wilson of Sandon, and left New Denver
Monday to take over the business there.
Mr. West will retain his office and lab*
ratory here, but will reside at Sandon.
New Denver loses and the neighboring
town wins by the transaction. Mr.
West is a young man of sterling chat*
acter, and has few equals in tho assaying business In tho Province. His re
moval from' New Denver, though It
may not be of long duration, is to be
sincerely regretted In all circles.
The farewell social given Friday evening by tho ladles of tho Prosbytorinn
church to their retiring pastor, wsb
largely attended and the numbers on
the program heartily enjoyed. As an
evidence of the high esteem in which
Rev. Alexander is held by tbe congregation the ladies presented him with a
letter and purse, expressing sorrow at
parting with hlro aud wishing him every
success in his new field. In his short
reslJenco In New Denver Mr. Alexander has won the respect and esteem of
all classes by his earnest, untiring
efforts for tbe bettorment of man, and
hia removal from here will bc greatly
regretted.
BASI-tlAIX   OLCB   OKOAMIZRD.
A tnseting was held last Thursday
evening in the Miners' Union hall by
the baseball club for the purpose of
organising. The organixation will be
known as the New Denver Baseball
Club Geo. Long was elected captalni
C. G. Taylor, secretary*tr*asurer; W,
E. Mcrtens, official scorer; with a managing committee of Long, Taylor and
Greenlee, Tha membership fee was
placed at $1.00.
It was the unanimous sense of the
club that nothing hut home material
will be played in the team, and that no
team made up ot "ringers'' will he mot
either on the horns grounds or elso*
itimu.
UAAh OH   THK   TUHHIft.
Thompson! Mitchell A Co., tranafered
their interest in the Turrts group this
wpmlt In Mvxara Will* * MrVanirrit ihe
purchase being made on a short bond,
with a cash payment of ISOO. The terms
have not been made public, bat the
price is understood to be in the neighborhood of 14,000. Tbe Turris group
comprisM five full claims and a fraction,
which wett located in 18M. Over ts,000
wwth of ituvntnpmnnl work ha* hwn
put upon the probity, and the ledge
opened up by tonntle in several places.
High grade dry ore Is showinj en the
snrfaee for several hundred fett and
wberelbe ledge has bawa lapped by
UuvuaU tbe. ituii&ty of tUe w* cuuUuues
good. Ten tons of ore has been shipped from the property, netting the
owners something over &1800. Messrs.
McNaught & Wills are now driving a
800-foot cross-cut to tap the upper lead,
from which the richest ore has been
taken out. They will crown grant the
properties and continue operations, on
a modest scale for the present.
SLOGAN   POST-OFFICES.
It is interesting to note the great
difference between the number of money
orders paid and the number issued by
the postal money order offices in the
Slocan for one year. At the New Denver office for the last fiscal year 618
money orders were issued, aggregating
$11,820 Only 157 were paid, aggregating |8,508. At Sandon 980 orders were
issu-id for $15,598, and 285 were paid*
At Slocan City the figures show even a
greater contrast. Thtsre were issued
1,683 orders, aggregating $34,988, and
only, 153 orders were paid, amounting
to $8,810. At Silverton 856 orders were
issued calling for $5,827, and only 76
were paid, aggregating $1,801. The
gross postal revenue from these offices
amounted to: Nev Denver, $1,055;
Sandon, $1,928; Slocan, $889; Silverton,
$511. The salaries then paid the Slocan
postmasters were a'B follows: New
Denver, $500 per. annum; Sandon, $1000;
8ilYerton7-$385rS!oeanG5tyr$550r-	
FAKK   STOCK  COMPANIES.
J."D Kendall, In the B. C. Review,
says: "Lotus now glance at a few of
the methods of unpvlneipled promoters
and trustees, or directors, of what .nay
properly he called 'fake' stock companies The first object of the dishonest promoter le to procure an Invertebrate expert, or one who has an
elastic conscience and a profound disregard for fRcts, It is important, therefore, that the public should see that the
propet ties In which they are asked to
Invest are vouched for by men of good
repute, morally as well as technically,
How Important the expert's report is to
the promoter is partly indicated by the
remarks of a London promoter to a B.
C. optlou Uoldei: 'Have you any favorable expert report?' asked the promoter
'No,1 replied the man from B.C 'Then
I am afraid,* said the promoter, 'I can-
not do anything with your property.
We never buy mines; we only buy reports, the mines are thrown In.'
"Havlug launched tholr company,
the promoters perhaps retire. In their
place come tho trustees or directors.
Their object—if they are among those
to whom conscience Is less than gain-
is to boom their stock, regardless of the
appearance or prospectB of their property, snd for that purpose they employ
many artifices, some of which may here
be mentioned.
"Selwtfvl wamplw* of tho tnntt valuable contents of a vein are submitted
for amy, and the results published
broadcast, without the slightest indication that such results merely refer to
an Infinitesimal part of the vein, the
balance of which may bo utterly barren.
Such assays are valueless, except to the
swindler.
"The exhibition In some conspicuous
place, of rare samples—especially those
showing gold —is another favorite
method of booming. Most people who
are Interested in mining or In mining
investment* wilt bo able to recall tain*
pies of thl* kind that they have men In
certain oflice windows, not many mile*
from V«ncouver,nwI perhap* they have
not torgottwn the miserable fiasco—from
a miner's point of vlew-tluit followed
these glittering exhibitions. Bowaro
of this kind of show. Men who have
found, or other -|*>e come into possesion
of, such good things don't want to part
with them-~l«*tt of all, to the unknown
multitude
«*TVi. «m,r>mi»«tft*i nf nfifuvnrahlr. rn.
ports from the .Superintendent is another way of deceiving ahateholdert
and the public This breach ef trust
on the part of d(r<jctore it now punishable by imprisonment. Had It been so
Mrllsr, many peoplo In R. C, and elm-
whe-re,would nowhavt had what rightly
belong* to them, hut which, rmtortnn-
atelf, is in the hands of a few others,
who, It is too much to auppoae, will feel
they ought to he In prison.
"The proposal to erect, or the actual
traction ai mills and smeller*, are also
MM-! aa 'a^fegt u» caub *uo*at-te.W
It is generally assumed when people
propose to erect either or both of such
works, in connection with a mine they
must have something to justify the expenditure, Alas, there could be no
greater mistake, Where was the justification at the Morning Glory, at the
Golden Cache, at the Strathyre, at the
Lanark, at the Tinhorn and many other
mines that might be mentioned in B. C.
The erection of mills for which there is
nothing to do,is sometimes due to errors
of judgment, but in other cases it is
part of a boom scheme contrived solely
with the object of putting money into
the pockets of its designers—no matter
from whom that money may be taken.
When people talk about puttiug up
mills or smelters, don't rush in and buy
stock. Try first of all, to find out from
some disinterested source whether there
is anything to mill or smelt, or whether
the sporting directors are simply fishing
for 'suckers.'
, "Other snares and traps might be
pointed out to the uninitiated, but these
will perhaps be sufficient for ordinary
mortals. There are some men so foolish
that all the warnings in the world will
not prevent them committing acts of
rashness. For such, these lines were
not written. Men of that stamp never
profit by the experience of others.
They must put their fingers into the
fire before they will believe it burns.
It is to be hoped they may never know
of some of the stock fires that arn now
being lighted to enable them to experiment. '"' ^
./'Perhaps the most glaring instance of
stock booming in B. C. was that practised in connection with the Golden
Cache mine, and it may be of interest
to look at some of the facts connected
with that property as learned from an
Inspection of the mine, etc;, by the
writer, after the collapse of the company, when the shareholders had been
told some of the truth that had been
kept from them so long,
"This mine is situated on the northwest of Cayoosh Creek, 11 miles south*
west of Lillooet, at an altitude of about
8,700 feet. The country rock is a schls*
tose arglllite, in places much altered,
the original rock having been more or
less replaced by quartz along the schist
pianos. It would be misleading to speak
of a vein hero, for there never was one.
What was dignified by that name was a
local enlargement of the quarti, lenses
along the schist pianos In places these
lenses coalesced and formed aggregations of quarts sometimes reaching a
foot across, but tho lateral extension of
any ono louse was not great, so that
thuro never was a continuous quurtz
rib for more than a few feet. The outcrop of the deposit was tn tho face of a
nearly vertical bluff of rock When
worked, it died out in all directions. A
quantity ot coarse gold is said to have
been found in some of the quartt ien«c«,
and also In the schist. These specimens
did yeoman service when exhibited in
Vancouver, but tbe writer could not
And any coarse gold In the mine. An
average sample taken by tbe writer
from the so-called vein, whioh was considered the best part In the mine at the
timo of his visit, yielded on assay—gold,
.05 os. par ton; sliver, 50 ox. per ton.
A sample of the quarts lenn«» alone,
that Is without any of tho country rock
aasociatnd therewith, gave—gold, .075
ot. per ton: silver. .475 os. per ton.
Two thouaaml and Neveuty-tivt* ton*
of rock from tin* mine (tho total output*
put through tht- mill yielded on tbe
average—gold, .168 os. per ton; ailvcr,
mi ox., or $8.87 per ton.
Don't fall to see Prof. Payne on his
return engagement here. Ue will in-(
troduce new and special teaturee. A
400-pound rock will be broken on a
hypnotised sabjee* while in a cateleptic
«tatti   Two nights, commencing Fri-
If we noticed little pleasures
A* we notice little pains;
If we quite forgot oar losses
And remembered all our gains;
If we looked tor peopled virtues
And their faults refused to see,
What a coraforubUs, happy.
Choerful place this world would be.
Have you sampled Creameata t It is
no relation to Henrietta, but is quite as
warm.  John Williams has it.
The hanptafcas •( tbe tender heart is
tttcrcasetf by what it ran take away
[»o._ the ifttttbWhuiae uf utUet**„
Oo
Mine«i Act Changes
;Some Amendments Recommended in the Provincial Legislature,- but Nothing Radical,
Several amendments have been added
to the "Mineral Act," but no radical
change is noticeable, and there isQno
reason for believing that the provincial
legislature will meddle with the law
any further this session. Some of the
new sections read:
" 'A full-sized mineral claim* shall
mean any piece of the waste lands of
the Crown located and recorded under
section 16 of this Act as a full-sized
claim, whether it is full size or not:
"'A fractional mineral, claim'' shall
mean any piece of the waste lands of
the Crown, located and recorded under
section 16 of this Act as a fractional
mineral claim."
"The Provincial LandSurveyor,when
surveying a fractional mineral claim,
whether located before or after the
passage of this Act, may survey such
claim so that it will contain, as nearly
as possible, all the unoccupied ground
lyinig~^between~the previously located
mineral claims, as described in the
affidavit and by the sketch plan made
by the locator when the claim was recorded, provided that no side of a fractional mineral claim shall exceed 1500
feet in length; except where a boundary
line of a fractional mineral claim is
identical with the boundary line of a
previously surveyed claim or claims, in
which case the said boundary line of
the fractional claim may exceed 1500
feet in length. Provided always, that
a fractional mineral claim does not exceed an area of 51.65 acres:
"Provided that when a mineral claim
or a fractional mineral claim has been
located between previously located and
unsurvoyed mineral claims, if any of
the location posts of the claim being
surveyed are found to be on a previously
located mineral claim, tho location of
such mineral claim or fractional mineral
claim shall not be invalid by reason of
the location post of such claim being ou
such previously located mineral claim,
and if any of the location posts aro In
close proximity to the boundary line of
a previously located minoral claim, and
the locator intended such posts to bo on
the line of such previously located
claim, the owner of such claim may, by
obtaining tho permission of the Gold
Commissioner of the district, movo tho
posts of such claim being surveyed and
place them on tho surveyed line of
adjoining previously located mineral
elifm:
"Those sub-sections shall apply tn all
fractional mineral claims located, and
to the surveys of fractional mineral
claims made after the passing of this
Act, and shall also apply to the com*
pleted surveys of fractional mineral
claims the field-notes of which have not
yet been aeeepted by the Department of
Land* and Works, notwithstanding
anything hereinbefore enacted.
"It the locator intends hia claim to
bo contiguous u> a previously located
claim, and it Is so stated in the record,
givinjr the name; ot the previously lo*rat-
e*l claim, if a fraction exUts between
the previously located claim and the
claim being stirvtyH, the Provincial
Land .Surveyor tthatl include thu fraction within lite claim being nurveyed:
Provided always, that the whole claim
does not exceed an area of 61.46 acres."
iUapectnig lite power oi au agtmt thu
following amendment is made: "Provided that it shall be lawful for a froo
miner to appoint an agent, who must
*H.**f bp * fm* tMtw. tmt tmrh ntrtnt
•hall not be entitled to locate or record
any mineral claim for his principle unless and until a power of attorney In
that behalf has been recorded In tbe
office of the mining recorder for tbe
mining division In which Mich claim
may be situated, and also that no auch
*g**rtt thai) l-M-ati* and twenril m/»w» than
on« cUira each for two principal! on
•acb separate vein er lode."
The section permitting the recording
of assessment work within todays after
the expiration of thc yt-ar in which il
wa*iLtt»i, lualwav amaudad bi itcati;
"Provided that if any free miner shall
have done the work within the year,
and if he shall, within 80 days after the
time for obtaining and recording the
said certificate has expired, record the
same and pay an additional fee of $10,
such record shall have the same effect
as if recorded within the year, but this
provision shall not operate if, during
such lapse, the said mineral claim has
become the property of another free
miner."
B.   C.   OIL   FIELDS.
"The oil fields of California are immense and those of Washington are by
no means inferior, but the oil fields of
British Columbia are incomparably
superior to either."
This is the deliberate opinion of R.C.
Woods, a Toronto man who has spent
several years gaining a practical experience in oil. He is well acquainted
^ith~ttiTOi"fieidofCSIifdra
visited the workings of Texas, being at
present specially interested in the new
ventures iu the state of Washington.
He has made trips all over the country
lying between Vancouver and Rossland
and has found indications of oil nearly
the whole way along as far as the gold
range. As petroleum is again found in
East Kootenay it is net improbable, in
the opinion of Mr. Woods, that greater
discoveries than those as yet made will
bo located.
While there will be much work done
in Washington this year it is unlikely,
said Mr. Woods, that much will be done
in this province But he is strongly of
the opinion that there will be great developments along the line indicated
within the next eighteen months.
"British Columbia with Its rivers
teeming with fish, its hills and valleys
covered with cedar and fir, its mountains big with mineral wealth, gold,
silver, lead and copper, and its vast
resources in oil, has a brighter future
before it than any province in the confederation, or state upon the Pacific
coast."
No light thing to say, but Mr. Woods
evidently meant every word of it, On
being asked as to whether the exploration of these vast fields would not tend
to overproduction, Mr. Woods replied
that such would nut be the case. Petroleum was getting into greater demand yearly as a fuel. It was being
put to all kind of new uses, one of the
latest of which was the sprinkling of
roadbeds to prevent dust Three
sprinklings of petroleum would secure
a dustless road for a railway. Nor In
his opinion was tbe Kocksiellor combination to be feared. It was a big
pebble on the beach, but not the onlv
one, and the beach was getting vaster.
Incredibly vaster, In extent yearly.
DUtOAN   ORB  aniFMKNTt.
The total amount of ore shipped from
tbe Slocan and Slocan City mining
divisions for the year 1900 was, approximately. HVO)0 tonw. Sincfl January 1
to April 27, 1001, the shipments have
been as follows:
Wtak    Total
I'ajm*  1US
UktCbaitee   *) m
MuranHUr    U SU
Roth     184
IVaun...  m
lUnfttt.....  (MM
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Hr>v»->l*n*.  Uf
WimdMlul  4
Arlington...  SS tSiS
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Knttrpr"M  !*»
HartiMtv  ISO
tllttk Trine*  1»»
SfiflarCmik  $o
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HflwKtot--..  M
Hwli-01  a
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SouiM**.  tm THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B. C, MAY 2, 1901.
as citizens will not be allowed to
smoke at all. _ will punish lying
severely, and the officer who perjures himself will be banished from
the town at once. I shall require
every one to retire at an early hour.
The aristocracy of the town will
comprise those who live by the
sweat of their brow, and not the
one who can count his money by
the bushel."
Mrs. 7Nation is a remarkable
woman. Of course, judge by what
the world calls intellect and reason,'
she is crazy; but that makes very
little difference. She is a remarkable woman just the same. Dame
Justice and others of the W. C.T.
TJ., in Kansas and elsewhere, will
miss Carrie when she is gone.
ThkLkdgbIi two dollars a year in advance. When not so pmd it is 82.50 to parties worthy of credit. Legal advertising 10 cents a
nonpariel line first insertion, and 5 cents a lino each subsequent Insertion. Readini* notices 25 cents a line, and commercial advertlsinR
graded in prices according to circumstances.
FELLOW PILGRIMS: The Ledge Is located at New Denver. B. 0„ and can be traced to mauy parts of the earth. It comes to the front
•jvery Thursday and has never been raided by the sheriff, suowslided by cheap silver, or subdued by the fear of man. It works for the trail
blazer as well as tho bny-windowed and champagne-flavored capitalist. It aims to be on the right side of everything and believes that hell
should be administered to the wicked in large doses. It has stood the t«st of time, and an ever-increasing paystreak is proof that it is
better to tell the truth, even if the heavens do occasionally hit our smokestack. A. chute of job work is worked occasionally for the benefit
of humanity and the financier, Come in and see us, but do not pat the bull dog on the cranium, or chase the black cow from our water
barrel: one is savage and the other a victim of thirst. One of tlie noblest works of creation is the man who always pays the printer; he is
sure of a bunk in paradise, with thornless roses for a pillow by night, and nothing but gold to look at by day. • _
° ■.      „ R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.
The Ledge.
A pencil cross m this square
Indicates that your subscrip-
tlon is due, and that the editor
wishes once again to look at
four collateral.
THURSDAY, MAY 2,   1901.
Among
London, in Can-
w     ada,   is  a very
The (Vnt-*; tidy and Prim
l HIS V^llLb city> Sunday is
a day of penance. About the only
things that run on Sunday arejjug-
gies and bicycles. The street cars
are dead to the world upon that
day, and every hotel bar is apparently sleeping. Various brands of
religion are openly and freely, discussed, and Jesus would receive a
warm welcome if he should come
into London on the cars. The
people are so pious that it is surprising to find a brewery in the
city. The Free Press is still published in the burg. J. S. Dewar
has worked on this paper for 39
years, while two of the Bremner
family have been on the staff 38
and 40 years respectively. Jack
Dewar, the city editor, must be a
model man to hold a "sit" for 39
years. No one in Kootenay has
such a record. London is the home
of Sam Grigg, the well-known
preacher. At one time he kept a
tavern here, but threw up $7,000
per annum to go out in the world
and prospect for souls that have
rolled down the mountain of Bin
into the creek bed of wickedness.
If all hotel men were like Sam
what a planet this would be! Nothing but salvation, and not a single
drink in sight, Many would no
doubt die of thirst, but in the end
salvation would win out. It is
much better than boozerine any
way, inasmuch as it may set the
world crazy, but keeps people sober
and enables them to die with their
boots under the bed.
Petrolea smells as sweet as would
any other name, The trail of the
Standard is seen around these parts,
but the citizens expect to save their
bacon by establishing a pork factory. I ran up against a streak of
turkey rhubarb in this locality, but
escaped it by having vaseline in
my hair. I found many people
here willing to board me in return
for my company. I have given
them a kind invitation to move out
west so as to bo always near me.
Such folks are dear to me, and I
suppose in time I would be dear to
them. Ho far my washing has not
cost me anything and I am inclined
to remaiu here for life, but my love
for America's Lucerne will probably shatter my dream of ease. I
have been asked to attend church
several times, but up to this minute I have not yielded to tho temptation. It is a great pleasure to be
home with a mother. I have only
one mother, and she thinks I am
an angel without wings. Since I
have been here she has kept me
under the influence of inanle syrup,
old-time tomato catftup, home-preserved pears and other luxuries
until the visions of my boyhood
days come thick and fast, and 1
would fain turn back thc hand of
tiro* and b#> nmln ma's hlu«M-y#*d
darling hoy. Home is ever a sweet
spot, no matter how far one may
roam from it, and when its memory
fades from the heart it leaves a
want that cannot be filled hy any-
4t.J. *,.!.* \ „„,!,.
After editing a newspaper one
day Mrs. Carrie Nation was ready
to go to jail.
total. Of the receipts from this
source it is estimated that the revenue from Free Miner's certificates
will be $130,000;, general mining
receipts, $200,000; mineral tax,
$80,000; and from the bureau of
mines, $1,500,000. Of the expenditures the department of mines
will receive $18,740; and there will
be expended iu the Kootenays upon
roads, streets, bridges and general
constraction, $179,408, divided as
follows: East Kootenay—north
division, $32,750; south division,
$20,850; West Kootenay—Revelstoke riding, $32,250; Slocan riding, $35,958; Nelson riding, $25,-
300; Rossland riding, $32,300. Of
the appropriation for the Slocan
riding $17,850 is set apart for general repairs and construction, $6000
for the Lemon creek road; $2,500
for the Springer creek road; $8,000
for the extension of the road up
South Fork, Kaslo; $496.69, refund to J. McK. Anderson for
work done on Bowser creek trail;
$111.50, refund to J. W. Powers
for work done on McGuigan wagon
road; and $1,000 to the Hewitt
Mining Co. In addition to the
amountejvotedanjfcheJeeuiat^^b.
vr/hal     Th*» ratiraato* were
Wild I     handed   down   last
It (^n«*t^ Mfay-   Th** totn)
in ottimated at ri.U0.7M, and the
expenditures at I2.47A..1.16. Ofthe
receipts the mining industry will
contribute something like 1360,000,
tit little inure titan .ii.e-lUi.tl the
mates for the Slocan riding, the
sum of $9,900 is provided in the
supplementary estimates for the
following purposes: $900 for arrears for work performed prior to
June 30th last, but paid in the
present fiscal year; $5,000 for the
road to the Mollie Gibson mines;
and $4,000 for supplementary requirements for the present fiscal
year for roads, trails, etc. The
total expenditures under the head
of public works will be $804,641.
The cost of the educational department will be: $217,770 for
salaries to teachers, etc., aud $16,-
137 for incidental expenses, a total
of 1233,907. Of this sum New
Denver gets $1,380 salaries to
teachers, and 8100 for incidentals.
No appropriation has been made
for the erection of an additional
school building here, but this will
probably come put of the contingency fund set apart for such purposes.
In Kentucky the other day a
colonel that had never smelt powder smoke slipped and fell on the
walk, and was seriously lacerated
just under the left hip pocket by
the explosion of an irrigation plant
made of glass with a neck on it
like a bottle. Here, at least, is one
instance where it would have tasted
better to have "got it in the neck."
Reconciliation H£°£.
In Order     tnm vic*
III VIUCl toriaalmost
daily for ten days past predicting
all kinds of trouble for the Duns-
muir government because of its
stiff and flexible, double-jointed,
much and nothing railway policy.
But the crisis is past and the government is doing no business at the
old stand just as before. Negotiations arc in progress looking to a
reconciliation of the differences,
and in connection therewith it is
stated that there will be an extra
session in July or August to award
the coutract for the CoaHt-to-Kootenay road, tho government agreeing
| to the striking out of the provision
iu tiie rati way 6m ieaviug the matter with tho governor-in-council.
It is also understood the government will consent to tbe modification of the wtventaire rwiuired out
of the road's gross earnings to two
instead of four per cent Thc dissatisfied section is anxious to come
to terms on my fair basis, as the
members dread another crisis and
possible election. In view of the
progress of the negotiations for
l»>*ee, tin* «)mrp fl#*h*t*<- whlrh was
anticipate*) ou the resolution proposed by Mr, Helmcken. pledging
tlie house to the principle of a competitive line from the coast to
Kootenay, snd on Mr. Curtis'
iwu-uduicut thereto declaring wttut
of confidence in the government
for failing to carry out the system
of government ownership of railways, did not materialize. On the
resolution being reached on the
order paper, Mr. Helmcken said he
had been requested to have the
resolution stand over, and he therefore moved in that direction.
It is told of a local wheelman
that he used bicycle cement on his
face after shaving, iu place of a
cold cream preparation. The mixture, however, did not cement the
puncture in his face so securely but
that there was a hissing sound
escaped, accompanied by those
things that appear in the shape of
dashes in the columns of a newspaper.     	
(j,       .   )      There is  a  small
L.3IT1C S   city   in   Kansas
AA n A1 /s J ■»» /> known as Medicine
/▼ICQ IClnC Lodge.   Its citizens
■" (?■ k & c-j*     have voted to make
V^lieai     Mrg Carrie Nation
practical dictator of the town for a
period of one year. At the end of
that time, if they are not pleased
with the running of things, they
wilr vote~ligain, both men and
women, and dispense with her services. But one year ought to be
long enough for Mrs. Nation to
play her hand out. She has already decided what flhe is going to
do. She won't have any saloons,
no smoking,no gambling,no police,
no dirty streets, no late hours and
no ragged children; but lots' of
public music during the summer
evenings. Here is her proclamation : \"
"I will fire all the police and
police officers. I will have a mayor
and three city councilmen, they to
act as city clerk, city treasurer and
sanitary officer. I will have the
streets kept so clean that children
may play in them with safety and
decorum. I will make it a fine for
anyone who blows smoke into another's face. That will apply to
traveling men who visit the town,
Coming back
again ll
Prof* Geo. W.Payne
TWENTIETH 0ENTURY
Hypnotist
FRIDAY, MAY 3rd. 2
THK MOST tJCIRNTINC TKHT OK THR
AOK DK1IONHTATKD
NKW AND KPKCIAI. KRATUKKH
INTRODUCED
Bosun Hall       NewDenver
I'OPULAR  PHIOBB.
'We are now told that the Boers
are "worn out" and that the end
of the war must come soon. The
Boers have been cornered, entrapped, hot-chased, headed off, starved
out, and now they are worn out;
but they still manage to make it
cost England many millions a
month.
There is an old saw that says,
"Men are at the bottom of women's
dislike—for each other," but we
haven't heard woman's side of the
story.
People are taking their stories in
tabule form these days. Here's a
• 'gem"— He,—she,—married:—it.
The human voice is produced by
eight sets of muscles only. Babies
use all of them.
put away all the stock they could get
and they have been selling lately at
from $90 upwards. The widow of an
itinerant Methodist preacher, who got
1,000 shares for a note for $500 eight
years ago has sold for $82,000; the wife
of a traveling grocery salesman has
sold her 1,500.shares, gotten in trades
for rubbish of every description, „ for
$210,000 in cash; a saloon-keeper who
took in 200 shares for a liquor bill and
some cash, amounting in all to $1,600,
has just cleaned up $22,000. Three
years ago.the stock was freely offered
at $25 a share, but found few takers.
Mi*. Eockefeller never made auy attempt to sustain it, and never paid any
dividends His policy was to put back
into the ground all the profits for more
mineral holdings, more trackage and
better railroad facilities. A million or
more yearly has been thus invested, so
that the" property now represents far
more than the original interests.
Protogene is granite in which talc
takes the place of mica.
Eighth Year      \
Ought to Sleep with Papa.
Said a gentleman recently: A
young lady visited my house the
other evening, and I fear she will
never return. I was reading a paper
and the conversation among the
members of my family and their fair
visitor turned upon snoring. Mv
eldeBt daughter said: "If you want
to hear anyone snore, you ought to
sleep with my sister." Then my
youngest boy opened his mouth, and
I knew there was trouble brewing.
He said: "Oh, gee! if you want to
hear anybody snore, you ought to
sleep wittrpapa."
Gen. Baden-Powell gained his first
ideas of scouting from the study of
Captain Mayne Reid's stories. The* gallant defender of Mafeking has written
a letter, very appreciative of Mayne
Reid, to hia widow, who now lives in
London. Ho says, in acknowledging a
copy of her recent popular life of her
husband, "1 shall read it with the
greatest interest, since he, in his writings, was one of my earliest instructors,
and always my favorite author."
TWENTY MILLION IN THHKE WKKKS
Even a man of such wealth as John
D. Rockefeller cannot disregard the increase of his riches by the addition o
$20,000,000 in nne investment in three
weeks. This has happened to his holdings in the Lake Superior Consolidated
Iron Mines'^which is to be taken in by
the steel trust at a high figure at once.
Mr. Rockefellev holds about 90 per cent
of the stock in the Consolidated and a
few days ago it was dull at $65 a share.
Now it is selling actively at $150 There
are 265,000 shares issued and the selling
value makes the property worth not far
from$45,000,000.
Five or six yeai s ago this stock was
begging purchasers at $8 a share    Not
jBver'jCaLuro^^^
a jump.   Then the wise ones quiet-y
T.GALLON
&: 60.
No. 44, K. W. C. Block, Nelson, B.C.
l\ O, Box «7
Dealers in
ORE BAGS
AND TWINES
A targe stock always on hand.   Wrlto for prlcee
Watch
Kcpaii**
by
Mail
We *»»m nerve you
♦nunlly ut well by
null m if yen left
ally.
If you w«rit a new
watch mid u« the
money rou Intend to
hire* in uue, asd
desrrlbf the ityle
•(referred, end w*
will Mild   y<>u  th»
K^iAU  ^4i,u; yl.^l.l^i.4,,...pp
for the money.
mi _J_»
"IPalm
«*   K* 01* g* Block
^ ^ Fresh Goods and full  ijL
] y weight Is our motto, and "; r
•f! 4f-> oar business Is fast com* 4- *
I I.  Injr to the front   We  d \
*9fT have, the  finest lunoh TJ
and lee Cream Parlors ^ ^
in tho city. ,.',..       v*~
HERE IS YOUR
OPPORTUNITY
/.'
MAY
4TH
Is the date of our big Spring Sale. In the lines
named below you can get articles at you own
price—never lower, and will not be as low again.
This is your chance. Bring your dollars and see
what they will buy in-^—
Ready-Made Ciothing A few lines of Boots and Shoes
Table Covers Table Linen      Drapes for Table Chairs, etc
Gent's Summer Suits and Coats      Ladies Ulsters Prints
Chinese Silks Shirt Waists Lace Cut tains Tapestry Curtains
Carpets Sateens Tweeds Tickings Ladies Skirts DressGoods
Outing Flannel Ginghams Wincies Muslins Cretonne
Green Baise Ladies' and Children's Underclothing Velveteen**
Insertions and Laces Skirt Bindings French Flannel Wrappers
Grey Flannel       Silk Handkerchiefs       Sweaters       Hammocks
Bourne Bros.,
NEWDENVER, B.C.
E.
&eo.
NELSON, B. C.
i*
—We lwiidl« McOoniikik'e
—-famoui ChoooUtee k 	
—Bout ,whleh are flut taking—
—tlie lead all over the Went— , m
—a* well an the Kan
-w—4i »
ns—T r
A CAM, KOUCITKD.        *4» t
wmL M m
Wholesale Liquor Merchants ^
Finest Stock of Imported Goods in the upper country.   All leading brands of
Canadian Whiskies
Dawson's Perfection, Usher's, De war's, Mitchell's and Doctor's
Special Scotch Whiskies
Kootenay Agent* for Brunewlok-Balke-Collender Oo. Billiard T«ble».
£1 Cielo, Buena Galina, Rosebery, Flor de Haroa and La Veda Olgars
"        ' I
NO. 4 K.'W. C. BLOCK, NELSON, B. C
THE PROSPECTORS' EXCHANGE
Gold J81!ver-Uad and Copper Mine* wanted at the EXCHANGE.
KREB MILLING GOLD jiropertlee wantod at once for Kulem Inveaton.   , ,
Partlea having nlnlnjc property for tale are requeued to eend umplei of their ore to
the Exchange for exhibition.    _ ....
All lamplMihouldlMunt by Exprem, prepaid. Oorreiuondence aollolted.
■'                .-..-.t... •        •*      ANUIIKW  F.   KOSENBKnOKlt,
Addrt't* all coramuiituatloim tu-
Telepbone No. IM.  P. 0. Box 700,
Nelson, «. O.
The NewmarketHotel,
NEW DENVER,   B. 0.
Has one ot tbe most beautlfol locations in America, and the public are
assured of pleasant accommodations.
Proprietor.
HENRY STEGE,
SMOKE
H>
I^EliOWflA   UNmN MADE
Brown Bros.,
The Jewelers, Nelson,
SILVERWARE
A tall line ot Silverware and choice
Confectionery at
nrsJ.H.Wereley's
Bamk of Montreal
i-.'Hbll-iliril 1*17.
Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00
Uesorvedrund : j i.^muumaw
Undivided profits  j   1   610^084.04
HKAII   omOK,   MONTR**AT..
Kt. Hon. Iord Strathooha a.id Mount Rovai, G.CM.G. President.
Hon. G. A. DncrMMONO, vice President,
E. a Clouotoh, General Mansger,
Uranchos in all parts ot Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, sn4
the United State*.
New Denver branch
LB IS, DE VEBER, Manager Eighth Year.
THE LEDttE, NEW DENVER, B. C, MAY 2 1901.
V
THE   OLD   BAIL   FENCE.
In the merry days of boyhood when we never
knew a care ■ i     ■ ■ -'
Greater than the mumps or measles or a mother's
cut of hair,
When a sore toe was a treasure and a stonebruise
on the heel
Filled the other boys with envy which they tried
not to conceal,
Tluiro were many treasured objects ou the farm
we held most dear, ■""
Ori'hards, fields, the creek we swam in, and the
old spring cold and clear;
Over there the woods of hickory and of oak so
deep and dense,
Looming up behind the outlines of the
old
rail
fence.
On its railsthe quail would whistle in the early
summer morn,
Calling to their hiding fellows in the field of
waving corn,
And the meadow larks and robins on the stakes
would sit and sing
Till the forest shades behind thorn with their
melody would ring,
There the catbird and the jaybird sat and called
each other names, "'
And tho squirrels and thc chlpmonks played the
chase and-catch-me games,
Add the garter snake was often in unpleasant
evidence,
In the grasses In the corners of the
old
rail
fence.
As we grew to early manhood when we thought
the country girls
In the dlndem of beauty were the very fairest
pearls
Oft from spellin' school or neetln' or the Jolly
Bhuckln'bee
Down the old lane we would wander with a
merry little "she," '■'
On the plea of being tired (Just the country lover
lie),
On a grassy seat we'd linger in the moonlight,
she and I,
And we'd paint a future picture touched with
colors most intense
As we sat there in the corner of the
old
rail
fence,
There one night in happy dreaming we were
sitting hand in hand,
Up so near the gates of heaven we could almost
hear the band,
When she heard a declaration whispered in her
lis'ningear—   .■■...
One she often sinoo has told me she was mighty
glad to hear.
On my head there's now a desert fringed with
foliage of gray, *
And there's many a thread of silver in her dear
old head to-day,..
Yet the flame of love Is burning in our bosoms as
Intense
As It burned in the corner of that
old
rail
_ ., fence. .
THK   BOY   THAT   SUCCEEDS.
"The questionroitenrask edwhy-it-ir
that a so much greater percentage of
country lads succeed in life than the
percentage of boys of city education.
The reasons are not far to seek. It is
not that the country boy Ib intellectually iriirhter, or stronger of character,
than the city boy, but if the life of a
country boy is watched it will be seen
that he does not waste time. Time is
every thing* in this life. Half an hour
wasted is that much loss to some faculty
of the body. This truth is bred into
the countrv boy. Take him when he
strikes a big town. He gets a job some*
where at any figure and settles dowu to
solitary life in a boarding house His
income will warrant only the renting of
a small, cheerless room, generally a
hall-room without any fire and precious
little light. Existence in this sort of a
room is not very rosy, and the young
fellow is only too triad to spend his
evenings in the welUwarmed, well*
lighted oflice. If lie is employed in an
office, or in the library, lecture or read*
ing room, if he is employed in a shop
that closes down at six. So he outs
every spare moment that he has into
work. After a while there grows out
of this necessity a habit, and when
better times come and he can afford a
brighter and cheerier room, the habit
of work is to thoroughly formed In him
that he Derseveres in It, after tho Immediate necessity is past, He has
formed no taste for parties that keop
him out until two or three or four
o'clock in the morning, and which unlit
him for business next day. If he goes
to the theatre now And then, his life has
been formed on such regular lines that
he goes to bod immediately after, and
gets a good night's rest. He has formed
no connections that take him out to late
suppers afterward, and keep him out
until all hours.
The city boy, on the other baud,goiug
Into bUHlnoss, continues his close relations with the people with whom he has
grown up.   He knows all the boys and
Slrli In his neighborhood, and joins in
teir entertainments after his working
hours.  Ills spare time, instead of being
!;lven up to work or study, is given up
o social distractions.
This Is why such au unusually large
percentage of country boys succeed, in
competition with the city boy, in getting
to the top. The outdoor life they have
led has given them a good framoto
work on, and the lack of opportunity
(or keeping late hours preserves the
full strength of this frame. With such
condition* the city boy can rarely compete
Another thing that lit some cane*
helps tho country boy is his freedom
Irom home Influences and home conditions. He gets away from his molhorV
apron strings, And Is donfod the benefit
of her motherly prldo and solicitude.
'*'* '"• ^'.rtTACT1,* *"?r w*.''*1 ip*»**«*'*»tiv in
tin t«i«mbiafc« where there were a eon*
slderable number ol women, anu it was
met with a gasp of Indignation. It is
true, in wimetiw*, n«verthote«*.
Almoit every mother thinks her bov
"'Did the soldiers look fine as thoy
marched away?' she was asked by one
of her gossips.    v
" 'They did. They looked grand.and
toy son Jimmie was the finest of the lot.
You ought to have seen him. The
whole street was filled with people that
admired him that much, because all the
soldiers were out of step but himself.'
"This iB the. mother's natural view of
it. \Ye had a soldier in our office not
long ago who furnished aii example of
the harmfulness ot a mother's pride and
devotion when it is of a mistaken character. He was a bright-faced, promising little chap, who did his work well
ancTiihoroughly. He attracted the attention of every one in the office by his
alertness and the great interest he took
in his taBks. One day he disappeared.
No word came from him until he came
to get the envelope that contained his
pay for the two days that he had worked
during the week. The head of the department, who had taken a decided
fancy to him. asked him what was the
matter. It then came out that, oh the
day before his disappearance, the boy
had been put to cleaning out inkstands.
Naturally lift stained his fingers. When
he got home his mother noticed the
stains, and asked where they came
from. He explained, and the good woman at once gave orders that he should
not bo humiliated again by being forced
to work in an office where his superiors
had,so little consideration for his worth
as to put him to the humiliating task of
cleaning out inkstands.
"In my own career, there was a time
when a mother's advice might have
proved my undoing. I came to the city
and fell upon hard times. I could get
nothing to do except the moBt severe
manual labor. My hands were blistered
and my back was almost broken. Month
after month and year after year this
went on. My job was shoveling gravel
on the night gravel train I was fearfully discouraged and almost ready to
give up. Had my mother given me the
least encouragement to throw up my
job and go back home I should have
done so. Fortunately, she was ah exceptional woman. She was more concerned in the kind of life that 1 led after
working hours, and what my surroundings were in the place I called home,
than she was in the class of work I was
doing. Thanks to the knowledge that
she had that hard work hurts nobody, I
kept on. When I see how many young
fellows are encouraged at home in the
belief that they are being overworked,
I can realize better than I ever did
before how fortunate I was in my
mother." ______'
WOMAN   AT   CHURCH.
Ah, isn't this beautiful 1 So restful;
so uplifting! How could anyone help
being better in this atmosphere of
purity? I'm so glad I came. Fred
almost persuaded me to stay at home.
I'm glad those decorations look so
well this morning. I was halt afraid
we had too much green. Another
lily on the organ^Jhongh, would im-
Mrs. De Style look as gaudy as a peacock. A woman of her age ought to
wear something more sedate. Why.
her hair is quite gray. I never
noticed it so much before.
What I Is the sermon over ? How
short!
There! Mrs. Neary put in only a
quarter in the Easter contributions.
She might have had one flower less
on her hat and saved its cost for the
Easter offering.
What an affecting hymn! I shall
remember that all week. Such soft,
sweet melody.
A half hour later.
0, Pred, you should have gone! It
would have made you ieel so much
better and nobler. It was all about
resurrection. I'll never miss going
to Easter service, it leaves a lasting
impression for good. I wished all
the time you could have been there
to be benefited by it. The music
too, was grand. You must surely go
next year Yon didn't forget the
chicken, did you7 Fred?—Toronto
Town Topics.
TELLING THE EXACT TKUTH.
A great many impractical people
have tried to figure out what would
happen if everybody told the exact
truth. There is a saying that "the
truth never hurt anybody," but people
are not so free to believe this as might
be expected. The category of white
lies is a very large section in some
people's minds and is said to be par
ticularly useful in society and business. On the other hand there are
people so particular about the truth
that they even strain a point. After
Tennyson wrote his line
""tip Jewelers
"Every moment dies a man,  every
moment one is born,"
the mathematician Baggage wrote to
him to complain of his statistics. The
line ought to read, said Mr.Baggage,
"Every moment and three quarters
dies a man."
.The, Palmyra, Mo., Spectator attempted to apply exact truth to a
wedding notice.' After giving the
names of the parties the Spectator
continued:
'■The church was decorated with
flowers and plants, borrowed pro
miscuously from over town from
people who didn't want to lend them.
The decorating was done under protest by some of the members of the
church who were asked to do so by
the bride and couldn't well refuse.
The ladies are of the opinion that if
the couple were so bent on having a
stylish wedding they should have
been willing to have paid somebody
to chase all over town for a day getting the flowers together and then
taking them home again. The young
couple took the morning train for St.
Spring
Millinery
Just received.   Also Large Stock of Ladles' and
Misses' Shoes—latest Spring Shapes.
ANOTHER   SHIPMENT    OF   MILLINERY
REOEIVED THIS WEEK.
at Mrs, Merkley's
New Denver
THE
BIG STORE
prove the effect,
Why, there's Mra Brown with a
new bat, and she told me positively
last Thursday that she couldn't afford
one this spring. Well, I'm glad I
got mine anyway for I just thought
she was trying to deceive me, so I'd
wear my old one. Bat I mast be
more attentive to the service so as
to gain the proper Easter spirit
I Toe Lord is Risen r What a
beautiful and inspiring hymn I Well
sung, too. What makes that soprano
put on such airs? I wonder if she
and the tenor are really engaged.
He could certainly do better.
Wonder why Rev, White always
firaya so long-bat I mustn't find
aalt, today, of all days. Now, I
mast listen closely when he gives oat
the text, so that I can tall Fred, because he always accuse me ot lack
of attention as well as devotion.
Well, if there isn't Miss Pride coming late on Easter Sunday. Suppose
she wanted everybody to see her new
outfit, and, I declare, if that isn't her
old brown silk colored black and made
over, with white satin and lace It
looks fairly well, too, bat she always
was clever and ill-natured. How
horrid of me to tbink such evil
thoughts on this beautiful morning.
Wonder how long they practiced
that anthem. I'll bet the soprano Is
mad because tbe alto has such a long
solo. Isn't that tenor and alto duet
enchanting. How can anyone help
being influenced for the bettor by
snob music?
I wonder who'll got those cat flowers on the pulpit. The minister's
wife, I suppose.
I do hope Fred won't forget to put
the chicken In the oven at 11 o'clock.
There, I forgot to get the text, bat, ot
course, it's about resurrection. What
a good face llev. White has and suoh
a deep, nice voice, it don't seem as
tf he'd ever be cross with his wlte.
I should think Mrs. Elder would
wear something beside those bright
roses next to her lace. She's too
sallow for pink.
Wonder who those strangers are in
Nelson's pew. Suppose they came
just to see tbe Easter decorations and
to hear the special muslo   How vol*
Rar such curiosity is-but I must
•ten to (ho sermon. Yes, that's a
good thought. We should be more
charitable in judging each other, I
will do better. In tact, I'll tell Nellie
Barry that I'm sorry the very next
• «....    T    -,,. P    »-«-       h».l,.™ til   „.»*./,
her fl llti.l* *not,* tW* nfVpmnon.
I believe I can fix my lace waist
old
Importers of Fine Watenes. Watchmakers and
Opticians. Send tor our flue Watch Catalogue.
nLD-GOLD.^B„SILVERbonffhtatJheJil*rheBt
price.,
PATENAUDE BROS.,
NELSON. B.C.
SANDON.
Call and see the largest
stock of Dry Goods, Carpets,
Boots, Shoes, Hats and Gents'
Furnishings in the Sloean.
The Hunter-Kendrick Co.
Louis, where they will spend more
money in a few days than Willie can
earn in three months. Willie says
that now that he is married he's going
to settle down. Some of the merchants think it would have been better it he had settled up first. The
groom gets a salary of $27 a month;
which is about the allowance Bettie
has been used to tor pin money. We
wish for Willie's sake that the old
saying that it takes no more to support two than one wasn't a lie."
It is unnecessary to add that the
consequences were lamentable—as
might wave been expected in Missouri.
Possibly a little latitude may be allowed fn the society columns, even
outside ot Missouri.
500
fieri  Wanted
to wear
D. ricLachlan's
Spring Hats
BEST IN TOWX.
New Denver, B. C.
m*<%%>%V%>%/%W*%V9*%f9
When in need of
GOODS AT
SLAUGHTER PRICES
A few of these goods whioh I wish to
clear. These goods are the finest
quality and fully warranted.
TRA SPOONS, per dozen . »8.85
DESSERT SPOONS, perdozen  4.3S
TABLE SPOONS, per down  5.00
FAtfOY PATTERN TEAS, per dozen.... 9.25
MILTON    '" "        "     "    .... a.T»
MILTON DESSERTS,        "      "     ..,: 4.85
MILTON TABLE, per dozen  5.50
DESSERT FORKS,      '•   4.86
MEDIUM       " "        5.00
MILTON DESSERT FORKS, per doz..,. 5.00
MILTON MEDIUM      " "       .... 5.50
JOThesagoodi are put AT COST, no now Is
your opportunity,-
G. W. GRIMMKTT, Graduate Optician
and Jeweler.
HANDON. B. 0.
FOR SALE
just like Mrs. Soul's.   I've got
velvet enough for the bolero, and 111
thitTr'lihtea^ -Mo more lace.
A,wnrvU\n> Vim* tn h» **<i»n *nv*whfw»! I ill trv that tomorrow.
This is as natural as tho instinct oi i   Gracious 1 why oan't 1 listen to tho
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i$QS
Picture   Framing  and
Moulding, write to
Room
BRICK
MARBLE
LIME
THE MANSFIELD MANUFACTURING COMPANY are now prepared
to supply builders and contractors
with all the above building materials.
Our„ products received First Prizes
and Medals the last two years at the
Spokane Exposition. The Lime that
we are now manufacturing is not
excelled. Special quotations to contractors on application.
THE MANSFIELD
MANUFACTURING
COMPANY
NELSON, B.C. P. O. BOX 688
JAMESJ.GODFREY
MINES,   7
INVESTMENTS
and INSURANCE/S^I
Grimmett Block, Reco Ave.
Sandon, B. C.
Rents Collected.   District agent for
The Great West Life Assurance Co., Winnipeg, Man.
Agent Norwich Union Fire Insurance Company.
Connecticut Fire Insurance Co., of Hartford
.(Etna Fire Insurance Company.
Phoenix, of Hartford, Conn.,
Paciiic Coast FiroInsurance Company,
Imperial Refiistry Company,
The Dominion of Canada Guarantee and
Accident Insurance Company.
JOHN WILLIAMS
Dealer in
IMPORTED
AND DOMESTIC CIGARS
ANDTOBACCOES,
PIPES, &C.
Van Camp Lunch Goods,  Confection-
cry and Fruit
BATHS IN CONNECTION.
Newmarket Block.        New Denver
THE MINERS'
EXCHANGE,
Three Forks
B. C.
F.J. BRADLEY & GO
PANTERS& DECORATORS
NELSON. B.C.
Mall ordeu receive prompt attention
Whose 7
Place *
THBO. EVANS'
GEM CHOP HOUSE, KASLO,
Fresh Fish all tho time, #fc,jftf:t§LS
Poultry most the time. 2o   UP
Black ninorcas,
B. Plymouth Rocks
Bgg» for Setting,  $1.50 for 15
WHOM FOH HALE.
W. A. WURMAN, NsIsoh, B. C, Hoi WI.
S- A. HARTMAN
H. GIEGERICH
Staple and Fancy
GROCERIES
Agent for
GOODWIN  CANDLES
GIANT POWDER
THE BEST IS NOT
TOO GOOD
Job Printing is an art.
It is today one of the
most advanced of arts,
and greater efforts are
being made to reach
perfection than ever
before in the history
of printing. Every up-
to-date business man
recognizes the importance of having his stationery   well printed.
YOU CAN QET IT
AT THE LEDGE
The coat In no i*n«ater than tlm low-»rade
work that Interior omVes will give you
Provides accommodation for
the travelling; public.	
Pleasant rooms, and good
meals. The bar is stocked
with wines, liquors and
cigars. HOT and COLD
BATHS.
HUGH NI\EN, Proprietor.
NOTICE.
TO DELINQUENT CO-OWNER.
To THOMAS SHEA, owner of ah undivided
one-eighth li) luterest in the Nabob mineral
claim,situated on Reco mountain, and adjoining Blue Bird and Trade Dollar mineral
claims,and recorded at New Denver record
Office.
TAKE NOTICE, that I, B. W. Bull, have done
and recorded the annual assessment work as
required by Section 24 of the Mineral Act, on the
above claim for year ending July 15, 1900, and
that your share of expense of said work is now
dae. Should you fall to contribute your share of
expenditure for above work together with cost of
this advertisement I wilt at expiration of said 90
days apply to Recorder to have your interest in
niwic viaiiii uni^oivi icu wmoj—j/uiDuniiu    *_■   r-ni. -
tion 4,Mineral Art Amendment Act, 1900
B. W. BOLL,
Fire Valley, B. C, March 28.1901.
NOTICE.
TO DELINQUENT CO-OWNER,
To V. H. BEHNB, or to any pernon or iiersoua
to whom be may have transferred his interest
in the Miner Boy mineral claim, situate on
tlie north side of Carpenter oreek. In the
Slocan Mining Division of West Kootenay
District, and recorded In the Recorder** office
at New Denver, B. C, ou July 4th, 189S.
YOU or any of you are hereby notified that we
have expended two hundred and fifty-six
dollars and fifty cents In lalxn* and Improve*
ments upon the above mineral claim, under the
provision of the mineral act, and If within ninety
days from the date of this notice you fail or refuse to contribute your proportion of such ex*
peudlturctt, together with all cost of advertising,
your interest in said mineral claim will become
the property of the underslgne'l under section «
rf an Act entitled An Act to Amend the Mineral
ActlBOO.
Dated this _S<1 day of March. 1001
THEODORE V. ADAMS.
A. F. ADAMS.
NOTICE.
KAIU.0
AINHWOHTH
MANIV.N
Oftlii.) in Kli>l ,ttv.
1'. 0. Uuk H.
ROSSLAND, 8   C.
P.J.RUSSELL
Huyeraml Kxporl<-rof
RAW FURS
IIIUIIKST I'UICICH
l'HOMl'T RKTUUXH
FAIR AHHORTMKXT
slil|i ii) Express
*..*.>, i'mme.
r.-Mllll-lllil.pl Hi«.«MMI IMl*'
Mines and Inv stments
I'ltUMOTlNO ill-   MINIS,I   UKAI.M AND
HTOOK '.'.»_»'AN IKK A -.rj-mi.TV,
mtueriial love. If itnv mintsktu are
nude the thlnkx the fault ii not hor
boy h but that oi hit associate* and of
hia employer. Thla diapONitioii of
motherhood, nltosethar charming in the
attract, U nometimet Injurlou* in the
rom'ti'.U*.
A writer in a Toronto pipor. com
liU'liliilffon this •»hs*»'' ot * Uny* llfi>,
mv»; "1 heard » story not long *go of
aii Irish lad and hit mother. The *on
had joined tho army, ami, a* hl« rejrj-
m«'iu wax ordered to the front, the went
to the eltv to *m him off When the
came back %bt was Mt of tbe glory «vf
h*rHr*«.Wn.
minitter! How true hi* wordi. Thii
day doe* teach a jrreat leston and how
beautifully he e-pre*K» It In poetry.
I feet Aahamed ot myself- I have to
many faaitt, bat it'a awfully hard to
!lv« up to a mfntof«r'ii standard
How tew new hau there are this
morning—tun tnnre rhnn fifty nlfo-
ffettier. Neailv all flat and covered
with flower*. I'm alad I had a tar*
ban, the pancake ahapea are ttn common. I think mine took* joat a* welt
aa any of them and a good deal *>*""* orrica-* * >
than some.   Those red mutes make'      Tdw'.4i.h\ok
**5
WVIiavr nr.HU»« n>niit*-il«i>* *Mt minim
men ami rap|t»ll«t» In ilir I'ntlwl HUtiW a
Eastern t-nida suit ran lind •.» necessarjr
money In work ami <l«»«|..|. ni.rll<*lnu« ailvtr*
Uadi*rit)«nii-(iiii Un* Urdu ami **i'«mi district*.
If y»u havta *>*«! »llvrr*|*nd |M*»l-**rty wlUi Am
sartare «ho»liiir», u^j** wrlt« •«< ■»' »»»«t wt wm
Un,I »nn rfiifif tmrti' f.i f ilti> f"'ir
NELSON, B.C.
J. E. Angrignon
The Leading
Hairdresser
Plocit Shop Jn the Slocan.
Brick block.   Hellevae Ave,
Denver, R C
Xew
When in NELSON see onr
$25 Suits
ti. 8KINNKK, Tailor
Fred. J. Squire,
Manager.
PALMA ANGRIGNOlT
General braving: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.
Onr liafrjrase wagons meet all San-
day trains.
Saddle Horses and Pack * ...mail.
ffloa otaoie* at .Suw Uenver.
ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS
TO DKLINQUKNT OOOWNKHS.
To K. J. MATHEWS, or to any person or ptr*
nons to whom he may Imve transform) his
Interest In the Hattie E mineral claim, at
Glacier cn««k,» tributary of Wilson craek,
nine miles from Three Korku, and wonted In
Ihe Record ofllee for the Hlocan Mining
Dlvinioii.
VOU AHE HKRKHY NOTIFIED that 1 have
1 expended One Hundred Dollars In labor and
Imurovenients upon the above mentioned mineral
claim, In order tn hold said mineral claim under
the iirovlitons of the Mineral Act. and If within
ninety days from ilia dutv of this nuttcu you fail
or refuse Co contribute your iiroimrtloii of such
expenditure, togi-ther with all eosts of advertising, your Interest lu «atd claim will become the
property of the subscriber under Hecllon 4 of an
Act entitled, "Au Act M Amend the Mineral Act
1800."
JOSEPH II. MAHTIK.
Three Forks, li. V,, March «. 1I«H.
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENT
di-nvkb, cimtr, LAKH Hiumn, oi.n
NAN anil KKI.IMK Mineral Claims.
nliiu Divlalon of West
Where located: About
of
Hltuate In (he hIihiii Mlnln
Kootensy  IHntilct.   W        ..
»M utile southi-NM of K»w Denver.
TAKE XOTICE thai I. John MeUtchlt,
I the city of Ntlaoii actluir a* aireut for K. O
Cempljell-Johniloii. free miner's eerUflrats Ko
II W.uaj, Intend, sixty day* from the date hereof,
to n\.Ay tn the MlnlnK Heeorder for fVrl Incites
of Improvements, fur the ptriK-n- of nbtalninE
Crown Grant" of the sbote nlalms
And fnrt her take notice that act Ion, under ear*
tion I" mu«< la> mm mental l*fr>iy the iMiisnre
| of >ui'h CertlflcaUts of Iwinoveinnil*
 ' "»_ nl rel
JOHN' "    "
'IMM iMs'iinlifaj
of February, H»i1,
Mi I.ATCHIK, P. I., K,
canadian ^
Pacific Ky.
DIRECT ROUTE
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and American line*.
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New Denver, B.C.
H.ET.HAUlTAm,C.E
misinu knoinekk
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A. JACOMtOS * vO..Prefs
: iu»»t meals in the oiiy-CoinlortaWe rwau»—lUr r#*i»l*ni' with the beet of
i l.i»)fior» and (-Itara-BeHit service thnH»ul»*»at.
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A1TRTKAIJA   CHINA   JAPAN
il'UKi'AUi   UCKKTS    1 ll(t.M   THK
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For UmU>ln, rates «i»i full infHrnathm oil
(<« in *&6tt9t tht tttirm Jm ul »*i il
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THE LBDQE, NEW DEJNVER, B. (J, MAY 2, 1901.
••MM*
•••MM
•Ev€lts J-Jst Passes
!■■ inminiMt<im»
Perfect respect for freedom of opinion! Hqw
■well this sounds, and when uttered slowly and
-with ease, how pleasantly it rolls off the tongue.
And suoh a flavor it leaves in the mouth! But
how few of us have it. It is a human attribute
that is certainly rare. Most of us understand the
value of the principle and profess unbounded respect for it. But when an opinion differs from
■our own, we are ready to confess at once that
even the best principle has a limit, and, although
we will not confess it, we nevertheless feel that
"freedom of opinion" should cease when it has
reached the line that we have drawn. Let a
question arise which thoroughly arouses our prejudices and passlonB, and toleration is at an end.
The most injurious and insulting epithets are
hurled at people whose characters and motives
cannot be questioned, but who, in their particular
belief, are sincere and bold enough to oppose our
views. .
'' + '
Sometime ago a Now York paper crltiolsed
Count Tolstoi's "Resurrection," in a very un'
favorable fashion, referring to that great and
good man as a "mountebank and trickster—a
poseur, calling attention to himself by linking
his own name with the name of Christ—professing
to live the Christ-llfc." The same paper years
ago said that Wm. Lloyd Garrison was a blatant
and dangerous Infidel. At that time it expressed
what was the opinion of the best of society—the
elete, as it were. Garrison was a dangerous man
—dangerous to tyrants, hypocrites and slaveowners. Vet the sons of several of the men who
led Garrison through the streets of Boston at the
end of a rope contributed to the fund to secure
the monument which perpetuates his face and
form in bronze In the most aristocratic avenue
In Boston. It will be so with Tolstoi—when he
Is dead. The world will understand him then.
Now his light Is too brilliant.
.''+.■
It is not strange that a professing Christian
paper should revile this bid man, who, according
to his best light. Is a Christian,    Infidels do not
speak as hatefully of Christians as Christians do
of their own.  Let a man, especially In a small
town, attempt to apply the principles of Christ,
and do it without the aid of the local clergy or
church societies, and he will speedily find himself kicked swiftly from behind by those who
should be helping to hold up his hands.   Thus It
was when Christ was upon earth, and we may be
sure that things will not change so long as man
remains the same.  Every life Is what we try to
make it and no life should be such that an ex-
, cuse Is necessary for its being.  And It is an error
In judgment for you to attempt to refute the evil
that Is said of you.  Wrong recoils upon the doer,
.and the man who makes wrong statements about
another Is himself to be pitied, not the man he
-vilifies.   It Is better to be lied about than to He.
As Elbert Hubbard puts It: "I prefer a man
ishould steal my purse, or good name, than for
jobs to steal his."
. +
In a recent speech Mr. Clergue took Canadians
'to task because, as he put it, they do not show
faith in their own country. There is, perhaps
good cause for a complaint of this character, but,
coming from Mr. Clergue It sounds funny. How
much faith has Mr. Clergue shown In Canada?
there. If he is master over himsel f he should not
allow himself to indulge in a vice that is so injurious to others. Then there is another view to
be taken of it; When a common soldier enters
the army he must obe.v the discipline laid down
by the commander, • When a man enters the
ministry he should be compelled to recognize the
discipline of the church or get out—aud mighty
fast, too.
GOVERNMENT'S   RAILWAY   POLIO".
_triHTrue lnnrue ana_nio~asi!oni(iieB7niiTB~uoT«i*
oped some great iron mines In Ontario, and have
established an Industry that will bring millions
of dollars into the Dominion. And they are en-
titled to all they can make out of their enterprise.
But has he not demanded a bonus or donation
from the Dominion and the Province of Ontario
before he ventured a dollar In any of the lucrative
enterprises carried on In his name? His company has not constructed a mile of railway without large donations either of land or money. On
every ton of Iron and steel he turns out he receives bounties from tbe Dominion and Ontario
governments. It Is estimated that Mr. Clergue
will take ljOOO.000 tons of Iron out of his Ontario
-dues In the next eight years, on which he gets
11 a ton bonus. This sort of enterprise requires
more nerve than faith. And recently Mr. Clergue
proposed organizing a marine Insurance company, but oven before Its Incorporation the Inevitable subsidy was applied for. Meu like Mr.
Clergue can not be blamed for getting all they
can out of the country. They aro deserving of
all tbe glory and ducats that they can get out of
their enterprise. But they are not In a position
to lecture others on their lacit of faith. A faith
like Mr. Glergusl that must be sustained by
bonuses In one shaps and another is unquestionably tetter than the faith that will not move,
out there Ih a faith that boats thut all hollow. It
il a faith tha', U willing to pay lUown way. Instead of relying on public band-outs.
•f
Thero arc Indiesttotis that anoilier political ills
turbanc* is at band In this province. For more
than a week past rn|tort* have been coming from
Victoria that trouble was brewing In the Pre
mier's cabinet aud a split ts almost assarred'
Ths reason of the whole difficulty Is In the In!
ability of tbe members to agree upo't a railway
policy broad enough for all to stand upon. It Is,
In short, the old, old story of tack of confidence,
"Confidence" when applied In this way, I* sometimes taken to mean money. It Is usually the
esse that when funds are low, confidence goes
low also. And then Ihe split comes. The great
trouble st Victoria seem* to Im that soma of Ihe
Government members are listening to the eh Ink
of ducats and at the same time attempting a
grand stand (*tsy to gain popvltrlty. TboOntst-
Kootenay railroad scheme Is receiving tbe most
attention. It Is on this that the split has come,
One side contends that It makes no difference
whether the O. P. R. builds the road or whether
It ti built by ths government or by an Indepsndent
company, so long m the government has control
ofthe i*ejesajr4_ |«r cenUg« of the reeai|4«, The
opposition on the Oovsrnment side, headed by
Helmcken, demand that the roid mutt Im-built
Independent of the C.P. B.
-f
A greet deal has Uwu said lately by some newspaper critk-a, Iwrau** a Methodist minister was
Uk»n In iJMk by hi* thutt-h mfnrtnrt tut Mnt.
gIng In the morel wtaknM* «,t smoking. The
•making partoti live* In Vl<t>rk Thi news
paper «dlta*-, Mist wf.ali \.*x him •« the hack
art not mmtlntA to any one locality Th#y sre lo
im found In thn Hlt><**.n. They snt tftnaamectatti
of pencil posh*™ whoiwaslonelly dlswgefrwm
tfcttr rt«rei-* Ma* »(wrong Hag*, prime**, an*J
worMlf rnhtm hnw ih* rtmAnti tint affairs of
•MM, to Uw easier task of -fling tits Almighty
ilitil  lilttttl.   v.)*1,   iki'liii I     ,|:     '«!.>..<',   4>k.,,k.'>ij     .ti.l,
K**r<J'/. tl 1» dUScull Iji H>mtitt AuytMtif
mon to he pltltml than thl* klad of mortal Mat.
Wot. tfaoe he has aimed? gained fcaowMgs seal-
ekwt bt dictate u> raWrs <>f this world, and en**
•••« k» tl» AtaAgfcty *»•**• th* tMiin <A Uw
I llllhll*, lit- IIUlHl,,VKI, »llll lift III*. JHIMOllHlim WliV
tsm.di*. WhaldMa? He esn'i uks ths w«rM
with Mm. and without a w.-rld to rale over, or a
a newspaper throat** whkih lo il.spe lh« .fsatiay
«f Eternity, he will, MmmI, he in hsil.
♦
,■•1. te* aa »*»w the re* fr •» tht moral etand*
poiUit <JL tluM *>wi '*vitt<    V."t fauiti** 41 luv's ,
w_dams«mes*wttotNctst*lo th* men et* this!
9F.\ttA **4 tht ***» Va«> i* ffc* mtntttrf, **•>"
•Mittrt-ihurrti Hut *»t» atl t.a»r our 14e»s of]
Hghl and wroa«. B-Mfeift* l« tin n far as It J
*».'*rt»*^!«|*««h»i*i'j*^ aware ** *e*adl-*
»Mu.il It U rwiigiiliMl as a uareotie by rasa of {
all *t»*4* »n! ftart snd tnutUrt*. twt « t*m. t
faiSNtiK'i■ wwtnAuvfttii IMA Whtth * »«*« w-'
tenth* mlnimr* h+hnwtJt* hat* r»«fN*fl
the putet »f mi«r«f,»>,»« «*!T If fse hAH>1 tutt
*•**<*akfelwevt."tier**<*Oa* *i«nfM totatf
The government has introduced by
message a bill defining its railway
policy. The bill authorizes the lieuten*
ant-governor-in-council to borrow any
sum not exceeding $5,000,000, to bear
interest at the rate of 8J per cent, the
moiiey so borrowed to be used for the
railway subsidies and the construction
of a bridge across the Fraser river
The railway subsidies will be in aid
of the construction of the following railways, in a sum not exceeding $4000 for
each mile of railway, of the uniform
gauge of 4 feet 8J inches, viz.:
1. For a railway from the Coast, in
the neighborhood of English Bluff, near
Point Roberts, via Chilhwack and Hope,
to Midway, Boundary Creek district,
approximately three hundred and thirty
miles.
2. For a railway from the present terminus to the Esquimalt & Nanaimo
railway to the northern end. of'Van
couver island,'approximately two hunt,
dred aud forty miles.
8. For a railway from Uock Creek to
Vernon, to connect with the Shuswap &
Okanagan railway, approximately one
hundred and twenty-five miles.
4. Forarailwav from the Coast, at
Rilimat, to Hazelton, approximately
one hundred miles. .   -•^■■
5. For a railway from Fort Steel to
Golden, approximately one hundred
and fifty miles. ■*    ■
Section 15 of the bill reads: "It shall
be lawful for the lieutenant-governor-
in council to cause to be built a bridge
across the Fraser river in the neighborhood of New Westminster, at a cost not
exceeding five hundred thousand dollars, for tne purposes of railway, vehicular and passenger traffic, and for the
purposes, aforesaid to enter into such
contracts for the construction of the said
bridge as may be deemed expedient,
subject to submitting same to public
competition, and after construction to
enter into any agreements that the
lieutenant-governor-in-counctl may
deem expedient in connection with the
user of said bridge by any railway or
other companies, persons or firms, with
power to fix a tariff of tolls "
Section 10 reads: "The lieutenant*
governor-in-council may enter into all
agreements with any persons or company undertaking the construction of
any railway to which a subsidy is hereby attached, which may be necessary
or convenient for the due construction
and operation of such railway, which
agreements shall, in every instance, in
addition to other matters therein provided for, contain the following pro*
-yjtiinna  vW..r
(a) That unless work is commenced
on the railways mentioned in subsections a, b, c, d and e of section 8 hereof
on or before the first day of July, 1902,
and is duly and diligently prosecuted
to the satisfaction of the liouteuant-gov*
ernor-in-councll, all right and claim to
the aforesaid subsidy granted by this
act shall be cancelled and forfeited.
(b) That the aforesMd subsidy shall
not be payable until the railway is completed and in running order, to the
satisfaction of the lieutenant-governor
in-council, nor until security or guarantees, satisfactory to the ileutenant-gov*
ornor-lncouncll, is deposited for the
continuous maintenance and operation
of the railway, and no subsidy shall be
payable or paid until after such completion, and the giving of such security
or guarantee.
(c) That four per cent per annum of
the gross earnings of the railway shall
be paid to tho province, and such sums
of four per cent shall be a first charge
upon such gross earnings.
(d) That the railway obtaining the
benefit of any such subsidy shall be
constructed wholly and as a continuous
line within tho province.
(o^ That the lloutenant-arovernor-ln-
council shall have absolute control of
the freight and passenger rates or the
charges by the railway and that, not*
withstanding in the event of the railway
being or becoming subject to tho jurisdiction of the Dominion government,
the same shall be deemed a contract
between the province and the com
pany.
(f) That the railway may be acquired
at any time by the province at a valuation tn be determined by arbitration
under the provisions of Arbitration Act,
prodded, hnwnver, that In considering
the valuation oo sum shall be enter-
taln«"l bv th** ttrhltrntori fnr thi1 fratt
chlie belonging to the company.
(g) That tne conditions of this eectlon
may be varied at any time, and from
timo to timo, and as often an the lieu
tenant-governor in council mav deem
advisable, always provided that control
of tho subject matter* referred to In
this lection by tha government of Brit*
Uh Columbia bn not abrogated.
(h) That In Ihe event nr a charter being granted by the Dominion govern*
m«nt for a lint* of railway ovor or (Ntrallol
to the routo propoaod in this act, that
tho fon^olng conillt Ions Hli«l|l>oM»»uini>d
and carrn-Hl out by the company to in*
corporate! as a contract and onllgalinn
of wild mmpany prior tn any r*th«*r
charge thornm.*
(f! That auch term* >nd conditions
for tha proper currying oat of all th*
clan*** of any eneh ngrwmimt and
nfinaHIrti and forfeiture*! tn *r\*e upon
falliiro of tbti railway in rcwfw>t*t th«m>!
shall be imposed as the lieutenant-gov-
ernor-in-council may deem advisable.
7 (j) That such other terms and conditions may be imposed as the lieutenant-
go vernor-in-council may rdeflm advisable.
From the above it will be seen that a
long step in the direction of government
control .and ownership of railways is
made Tho bridge at New Westminster
is to be owned by the government, and
the rates on all the railways bonused
are to be controlled by the government,
and a percentage of the gross earnings
paid into the provincial treasury.
WISE   AND   OTHERWISE.
There are 6,100 stars visible to the
naked eye in the northern hemisphere.
If the statement is doubted you may
count them and see.
, It was the philosophical Josh Billings
who said: "Before you decide to bo-
come a scoundrel, examine yourself
closely to see if you are not better
adapted for a fool.
A French statistician has calculated
that the human eye travels over 2,000
yards in reading an ordinary sized
novel. The average human being is
calculated to get through 2,500 miles of
reading in a lifetime.
When pins were first invented, in the
fourteenth century, the maker was allowed to sell them on the 1st and 2nd
of January only, and upon these days
the ladies'flocked to buy them. It wits
customary to give as a wedding present
a certain sum of money to be used as
"pin money," hence the term.
Zulu women sew with sinews instead
of thread. The best sinews are taken
from the neck of the giraffe, soaked in
water to be made pliable, and then
[•bunded between stones to separate
nto filaments of different strength and
thickness. The needle used is a polished bone sharp at one end and blunt
at the other.
Probably the oldest book for home
lessons was recently unearthed in
Egypt. The papyrus, which was In
excellent condition, dates from about
1700 B.C.—that is 100 years before the
time of Moses. It proves that the
Egyptians had a thorough knowledge
of the elementary mathematics almost
to the extent of our own. The papyrus
has a long heading, "Direction How to
Attain the Knowledge of All Dark
Things."
The career of Mr. Qatling, of gun
fame, as an inventor covers over 70
vears, for it began when he was 12. It
is singular that, while his first boyish
invention was a machine for sowing
seed, the latest product of his brain is
an automobile plow which is to do the
work of a dozen horses. Mr. Gatling is
one of the most domestic and peaceful
of men,-and is especially devoted to his
son and grandson, a little boy of four.
ra It pays
n to be up
53 with the
IS times. .
Eighth Yeah    r
f
1890
Established in Nelson
1890
-To have the new things
-To have what our customers are most liable to'
ask for
-To have the quick selling articles—the kind1
that go quickly
—^•Our Spring Novelties are to hand and they
 are Beauties.
 BELTS  HAT PINS
—-CHATELAIN BAGS  PURSES
 BLOUSE SETS  BUCKLES
• And a thousand other things too numerous to mention.
-Call and satisfy yourself by seeing them.
All watch repairing guaranteed as
we only employ proficient workmen.
JACOB DOVER'S
THI JiBTW-IDJliBnR.. Tst
»K3KJ&2D^JSCS3£^Cg__3KJK3i5_2lS
I
Nelson, B.C.
O, P. R. Timo Inspector
CONDENSED
[Condensed advertisements, suoh 'a.s For Sale,
Wanted, Lost,Strayed, Stolen, Births, Deaths.
Mitrrfogeg, Personal, Hotels, Let-sl.Mediual.ctc,;
ire Inserted when not exceeding id words for
25 cents each insertion. Each five words or less
over 2' words are Ave cents additional.]
FOR  SAXjHI.
D
BY ORE PROPERTY, North Pork Car-
_ pentcrcreek-ALPS, ALPS FRACTION,
aud ALTURUS-Crown Grants obtained. Apply, W. J. MCMILLAN & CO., Vancouver, B.C.
A youne* woman or uincmtianAU^
who 'acted as bridesmaid at the wedding of a trlend. found a thimble in the
piece of bride's cake which she ate
This was regarded as proof that she
would die an old maid. To prove that
the sign was false she agreed to marry
the man to whom she was engaged at
once, and invited all the wedding guests
to be present at her wedding A minister was found, and the ceremony was
performed within three hours of the
time when she was acting as bridesmaid.	
The Teutonic steamship consumes
3(0 tons of coal per day.
Smoke
Tuokett
Cigar Co.
Union Brailds:
L&bsl   Marguerite
OlgfirS our Special
For price* apl1** to-
W. J. MCMILLAN*CO
WholM-kt A««nU fnr B.C.
Vancouver. B. O.
£1 Condor
Schiller
JAMEB  CROFT,
DRAY I NO
Haalltiff and Packing to Mine*
and general local txuineas.
WOOD   AND   COAL   -TOR   SALt
**w I»*n«*t»r, M. C.
Fruit and
mm* * mmr* »<*»*« •# «••*«* *■>—«•*•
•Hill
0*>*^*vmAfi
t#*-UM-tVM4«4i
LiTiwc
11 1*%a9
tm
BAKING
PON-MI
Higtwit Honor*, WorW'a Fair
OoM mimiaU MMwinur Fair
Seed*, Hants, Vine*, etc,
KAUActtok^WKkiA Chtny,
Faaob, Aprioot. Plum and
other J rait tre***. Motioom*
ftiews tux* m tutf fwvmw.
100 pair* OatakffQt trtt.
M. J. HENRY,
•Ml W««adart*r Mm4. Vimtmtu, B. O.
wHitaiu*awao)ii.f
tttWlttH n>
KODAK
RENOS! £;2-s
itnwffwm (*rr**i«i   **,.ti,f fiir ntimwrn
»>tmmA**,u»9.*.c
QEVJSRAI. THOUSAND old newspapers, at
O TheLkdqe,
TR.AINH11D NTJR43EI
MISS STOUGHTON
TRAINED NURSE, Is open for engagements,
Address- SLOGAN, B.O.
THINTS & -A.WTSTINGrS.
'rufiO. MADSON, Nelson, B. C, manufac-
_ tures Tents, Awnings, Horse and Wagon
Covers, and all kinds of Canvas Goods.
DBINTIBT.
DENTIST
DR. MORRISON,
NELSON, B. C.      Cor. WARD k BAKER Sts.
SAJSTITA-RXOIA.
TTAI.CYON HOT SPRINGS SANITAR*
_1 IUM. Tho most complete n r * | Til
on the Continent of North Ameri- n CA L I II
wT^ituateaTHiast~»een«r,y^ti=-|irtO"irD'T
rivalled for Grandeur. Boating, n CO U II I
Fishing and Excursions, Resident Physician
snd Nurse. Telegraphic communication with all
parts of the world; two mails arrive aud depart
everyday. Its bathes care all nervous and
muscular diseases; Its waters heal all Kidney.
Liver and Stomach Ailments. Terms: 815 to W
per week, according to resldenoe tn hotel or
villas. The price of a round-trip ticket between
New Denver and Halcyon, obtainable all the
year round and good forj» days, Is *»4J. Halcyon Springs, Arrow Lake, B. C.
Brewers of Fine Lager Beer and Porter—the best in the land.   Correspondence solicited.   Address—
R. REISTERER _ CO., Kelson, B.C.
H. BYERS & CO.,
HEAVY  AND  SHELF
HARDWARE
Coal, Iron,
Steel, Blowers,
Water Motors,
Truax Ore Cars,
Ore Buckets,
Rails, Belting,
Packing, Wire Rope.
Tin and Sheet
Iron Workers
NELSON, B.C.
KASLO, B. C.
SANDON, B. C.
SURVHYOR.
L
R. HEYLAND, Engtneor and Provincial
Land Surveyor.  Sandon.
DRXJOrS.
plies.'
F. TEKTZKL * CO., Nelson. B.C.,
Dealers In all Drugs and Aisayers' Sup-
TAXIjORS.
T   R.   CAMEUON.
M,  Clothing to orderj
from all classes.
Sandon. Manufactures
and solicit* patronage
Wholesale  Mwrohctnta.
'lUIRNKH, BKKTON * CO., Wholesale
I Merchant* and Importers* Liquors, Cigars
snd Dry Oowis. NbIswi. Vsncouvrr, Victoria,
and London. Eng
TOHN CIIOLIJ1TCH * CO.. Nelson.
il Importum, WholemalB Grocers and Provision
litrchanu.
LHOAL.
|r    R. JORANO.
SloiAii.B.C
1.*)   I..
UHHIftTiK, I.. L. M., I*arrtM«r, ho-
llcltor, Howry Public.    Handon, B. C,
vwy KrHay tt »lllv*rto.t.
M,  tMtoltor.MotarrKuie.* 8andoci,B.
ten Ofka at Ntw Dsovar arary Saturday
'PHE ARLIKOTOJ* ROTBL. Wwanatv.
I to h««'!i<aar«#rt for Mining And OmmcrrUl
Mm. OirNitm k Haninjtao*
RBUBNS&Oa
Have shops in nearly all the camps and cities
of Kootenay and Boundary. They sell the
best meat obtainable and aim to give satisfaction to every customer.     Try a line of their
P.   BURNS   &   CO.
California
Wine Co.,
NELSON, B.C.
"Ef/'ASLO HOTEL
Wholesale dealers In
Choice Wines
and Fragrant
Cigars   ^
Agents for Calgary Beer.
* WADD8 BROS
B DDflO  t
ViK
Panlly ft ConoitreUl.
• •••••••••••••tttvipBtttsja*
arge
And
PHOTOGRAPHERS
r
€ VANCOUVER >m NELSON
44%%^%%%*%%%
B.C.
d. K. CLARK,
MINES
and MINING
Reporu, BxumtnftUoui and Manivffo*
ment.
NEW DENVER, -  B.O.
L
Comfortable
Rooms
Fittod with every modern
convenience. Special protection agatot fire. Rates $2.50
and 13 per day.
cockle &
PAPWORTH,
Proprlotor*.
DENTISTRY.
DR.
MILLOY
ROSSLAND
Hal had 15 yaan upari}^ la dsntal work, aad
malni a specialty or (kid BHdgs Work.
Most complete Dental Office la ft. C
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\Spring SfyksiMenl
V-»-
OUH (X)KHKT DEPART.
MENT IS t;ivr<>*DATE
IN AU. STVLRA AKfi
PRICES.
!
Fred. Irvine & Co.,
KELSON, B. C
L
New line of spikes *kd1
rtbbonemdsjjustix,
8PIKES tmmbctom
.)UMIi Uj«»ri(-h] -~HAVti w »AW* ante WttiMxtm
in nrfpBt nod ehtdui    W. A P. m»4o,
Ptkm $1.03 to $1.75.
We
Mens Shirts
bate »l» received now Ooltftr* and Hodery fn r.rlpt* and ehwkt. new Uoder^oar and H«ekw.ar.
Mf*n'^  Hst^        AIHti«latMt«yl«iforl»llnDart>)rtand Fadorat In all too laadla*
I/riv#* *-»   * * **«•**    feloftk* ftw 3j*in|{ awl Sa«a«i«» wmst.  Vxtem f.iwtt $2.50 to $5.  Thtm h*U
come la all tha faahlonaela aaapai tad •bad.*-btaek, brawn, un and ottar.   Gall and iisfpaet thii Una.   We
are ttlwtLjt m\Y<o\g atttl ai.nlwua U>ilww KuusJk
niiitm i mmmmmmj
miM aoejtts roa
I   MTTRRICK PATKR!<»,
M||M|h ^M ___ _Tr jm_
Fred. Irvine & Co.
KELSON. B. C
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