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Array Volume X. Number 29.
NEW DKNVKR, BC APRIL 16, .1903.
Price
$2.00 Yeah, ad> axce
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Hews of Local Color for and of Mining Men and S
the Busy World.        • |*
The Rosebery postoffice has been reopened, .   ■ .1 '
A C Biine of Silverton has prone to
Calgary to look up land.
A daughter was horn to the wife of
D. S. Herdie, of Nelson, on'Monday.
Mrs. \V. j. Spaul and children, of St.
Paul, are visiting Mrs Henry Stege.
Miss Hilda Coburn has taken the Silverton school, vice Miss Shannon,-resigned.
The tug Sandon has been tied np, fhe
coke shipments from the coast having
erased.
Through service to Ferguson by the
new I/irdo road, will be started in a day
or two.
' Throw out that old furniture and buy
some new from D J. Robertson &Co.
In Nelson.
If you want to retain your youth eat
fruit'in the morning and buy it from
Williams.
Miss Shannon of Silverton has gone
to her home at Cloverdale, having quit
teaching school.
stder and then choose which meets your
condition and views best. Give the
Mutual Life of Canada an opportunity
liefore choosing. That* all. You'll
feel better.
The Carpenter creek road^Ts being
repaired to enable the bringing down
of the Hartney ore.
If Carpenter creek is not dammed
New Denver will be damned when the
water gets real high this sprliis.
A limited supply of choice, newly-
imported Lily of the Valley root* now
in stock nt Nelson's Drug Store.
A carload of cattle came in Monday
■evening for H. Clever, and the town-
■eite ia assuming a bucolic aspect.
A large crowd attended the Mctho-
<Jist social in Clover's hall last Friday
evening. It was a financial nnd social
success,
Fresh beer is easy to get around
these parts. Locate tho New York
brewery nt Sandon and the problem is
aolved.
Tlio fire wardens of New Denver
should take n look nt the chimneys in
the city. Prevention is muchchenper
than cure,
W. A. Thurman, Nelson's popular
tobacconist, Is always looking for the
latest things out iu hts Hue. It's boy
baby this time.
Mrs. Matheson has received her first
Invoice of millinery nnd spring waist
goods You must see thein to nppre
date their beauty.
Knowles A Petre-atiln will he the new
landlords of the Arlington hotel in
Slocan, Nell and George arc going
north to do pioneer work.
The first baseball frame ol the season
was played on tlio Slocan nva. ground*
Fridav afternoon. Games nre to follow
every Saturday afternoon.
A few davs* work with horse ana cart
aro necessary to till tho holes where the
earth has settled In the approaches to
the Carpenter creek bridge
A large number of dancers, intend.
Inr to lake In the dance nt FUwabery.
were detained at New Denver Monday
evening on account of tha rain.
D. Mrl/iuuhlan, who was seriou>ly
Injured in the Molly Gibson snow slide
la«t Chrlstinsn night, has recovered
tufflclcntly to appear on the street
H Byrne* Is folnf to give the luscious
watermelon a thorough test this year,
lie has plan tod nil thn best varieties,
but he keeps his melon patch outer
tight,
Thn C. P. R. has pnt 9fl Italians to
work on the Naknsp end Blocan branch,
nnd about 40 around Nelson. The An*
Italian hand can easily be seen atong
the section. *
A number of workmen were put to
••...•fr nt, «H* Aawi *wtt *l'e nl tbe New
Den rar Electric Power company this
week, -it wild tea*,* i*A*i iini* tutiaitu
before the light* are turned on
Tha Bosun fa again worl lot double
shifts On tha Itt of May 0 Ostby will
give up the boarding house, which will
nt* run tit vm» -..tfu-.'ftt,,*.1) Cu**.**) uiten*.i.*
fordaiMt'wtfe awmd oat to the mine
this week.
Right and Jost. fer over thirty-thraa
venr* character*!** the Mutual Life of
Canada for square dealing to htr pelley-
holders. Impartial in treatment. Just and
prompt in twUUm&ttt of claim*. Ttu'.
heat company for |»JJeyh©ld«ra i* th*
company that dfl« the "**» Inr Ibem.
To the loUmtlfif. Inmirer, I wish to re-
ml nd tm, before tfwlw JrB?r.^E!,k•;
iim Jmmbtt*. wtk William J, T*rt*i el
Kaslo to sabtaii you hte plans and
rates.  I only wish yoa to inspect, cm-
PROVINCIAL .MINING   ASSOCIATION
A meeting was held in Clever's hall
Saturday evening for the purpose of
organizing a N'jw Denver branch of the
Provincial Dining Association. The
meeting was well attended and much
interest taken in the proceedings.
W. S Drewry was elected president
and li  M  Walker, secretary,
The constitution, by-laws and rules
of order of the head organization were
adopted section by section, and a com
mittee composed of Chas S. Rashdall,
Ed Shannon and M McLean was ap
pointed to draft additional by-laws for
the guidance of the local branch.
The election of an executive of five
was deferred for a month.
Communications were read from A.
L. Belyea, secretary of* the Provincial
Mining Association, and from Angus
K. Stuart, collector of ores for the Canadian exhibit at the St. Louis exposi-
Upjhjrelatiiig-to ore samples. Ore sacks
THK   GltKAT   LAND   STKAL.
for the shipment 61 samples" were~left
in the hands of the local organization,
with instructions for whipping These
sacks are furnished free to any one
sending a sample of ore, and arrangements nave beon made with the postal
department and the railroads to carry
all exhibition samples free of charge.
A motion was pawed at the meeting
authorizing the appointment of a committee of three to draft n resolution to
be forwarded to the executive organization at Victoria, protesting against the
proposed amendment to the Assessment
Act relating to the taxation of crown
granted mineral claims
The meeting adjourned to meet Tuesday, May 14th.
The all-absorbing sensation of the
present session of the legislature has for
its text the allotment by the government under Premier Dunsmuir. nn September 7th, 1901, of something like 900,-
000 acres of Incalculably, valuable crowin
lands in Southeast Kootenay—lands
situated at tlie extreme southeasterly
extremity Of tliat district and known to
l>e rich iii cortl. petroleum aud minerals
of rations kinds—in satisfaction ofthe,
earned land subsidy of the Columbia
'•find Western railway for sections 1 and
:|of its line. The act of the legislature
for the assistance of the construction of
tho road in question provided for-the.
ittnkiugof the grant, but restricted the
selection of the lands to alternate clocks
along the line of railway, or when these
were exhausted, to the."country reasonably contiguous
t It has been held by those who have
disputed the legitimacy of the grant
made by the order-in-council, that 200
miles away from the nearest point on
the railway could not, by any elastic in
terpretation of the grant statute, be ac
eepted as "practically contiguous,"
and during the past two sessions, John
Oliver, Smith Curtis, R. C. Smith and
others have been persistently seeking
the full annulment of what has been described as a scaudnleus misappropriation of the heritage of the people. So
insistent did tbe direction in the legislature become that the government, on
March 18th of last year, passed a second
order in-council, formally cancelling
the grant as ordered and prepared, and
this session a bill has been brought for
ward by tlie first minister to ratify the
second council order and make absolutely certain the non.alienation ofthe
Jands in question.   This is, in effect,
OKTT1NO   TUB   MUZZLK   KKADY.
A despatch from Vancouver says:
"Davis, Marshall & MncNelll, C. P
It. lawyers, have written to the news-
papers, saying that the press will in
future be held responsible in "damages"
for any published statements from the
executive of the IJ. B. It. E., 'containing false or misleading Information respecting the C, P It. which may be injurious not only to the company but the
province.'
"The tl «. R. E. is called an unincor-
Iterated and irresponsible body.
"The Utter has issued n statement to
the effect that Winnipeg it solid, Revelstoke firm, and the men confident of
victory."
In place of the press being musiled
it would be to the interert of the pro
vlnce for the newspapers to stand lir in
iu demanding tho itovernment to take
action against tho C. P. II to compel it
to handle freight. A shipment of goods
iva« mm!* from New Denver tn Vancouver three weeks ago, but the goods
have not ye* arrived. A local merchant
lia* been endeavoring for n mouth to
tfotunme goods from the cosst, but Is
told bo the wholesaler In Vnncouver
that ths railroad companv refuses to
lake the goods If Ihe C- P. II. cifnnol
handle the freight business ou thecoast
wilh Its non-union workmen, it should
not tie allowed to tie up the business of
the country hy refilling to handle Its
freight. It should bu compelled to do
thenuiineni or let *om*bndy else do It
DVNSMVIR'a  TltOCHI.lt*.
At the regular meeting of tho Ladv-
smith union cosl milium Saturday, the
remit* were announced nf the wm
tnlttee eppolnted to Interview Mr.
DiinMnulr. As wa* well known, tho
committee had fail-ed to meet Mr Dons-
muir. A report had come to this meet
ing tUt a "ireitvesentAtUe" ol tlve com-
nanv was in town resdy to grant on
iwiiall ot ine company my conctwMon*
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the union The propoiltton wn* v«t#d
down. Tha men art more determined
to stand «»> the union now than when
thsy joined. There dots not appear to
be tho slightest sign of that vaakeulng
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ning of tba end.
Trying !• Ataal Ottm'* Tfc«ai*r.
The opposition la after Mr Mclnnes
for Introducing tha seme Mil aa Mr.
Green brought forward last veer for at*
tttnAiog Otfneno from working nnttor-
ground in inlaw. Mclnnes teat year
in-dtted on including Japanese la the
Wil, thus causing tt * dttallnwaitee Ills
food faith is tailed sharply lata que*.
i Joe. lie Admitted it was the same MIL
Mr. Green has re-lntrodnced hit
meanite as wall.
what the objecting members have been
seeking, and it must command their
support for consistency's sake, and also
for the preservation ofthe lands for the
people.
! They nre,. nevertheless,- «n*if>uf-t',J,pl
go further and ascertain' what lies beneath the bOld attempt to perpetrate, as
they aver, one of the greatest steals on
record When it is mentioned that the
lands allotted away from the railway
line are said to have carried with them
the rights in coal and oil, in what is described as the richest section of the
province in regard to these resources,
the magnitude of the transaction may
be appreciated. Naturally the Canadian Pacific Rallwny company, which
is so interested, is not disposed to surrender so Immense a concession without
a desperate struggle, and it is therefore
likely thnt every possible leverage will
he used to defeat the bill for the ratification nf the cancellation, even if such
a defeat should menu the nasslng of the
Prior government. Ou the other hand,
the heroei of the land grant disclosures.
John Oliver, et nl, declare that thoy do
not desire to overthrow tho govern
ment by any such action as killing thc
very bill which they have forced the
government to. offer, to gunrnntee the
Interests nf tlio peoplo; nnd, to make
iho situation more complicated, oven
the cabinet ia said to bo divided as to
negativing tho legislation, one portion
of the ministry, with its particular following, standing by the legitimate interpretation of the statute, under which
the right of selection wns given altogether sway from the line of railway.
A committee of Investigation, asked
for by Mr. Oliver, has been granted by
the house, nnd has entered upon its
duties, but it Is evident tho government
majority therein will seek tn burke
rather than facilitate « prompt and
llMii'ouith iiivofctigaitaii, hoping (hat tbe
estimates will bo passed and the session
abruptly ended er« any final finding
can be made. There is sensational evi
donee to come Moro this committee,
while Instances of blackmail In connection with other matters are freely talked
of In the corridors, and may bo made
the the subject of their inquiries Ister.
8MIUAN   OK**llMIHMKNTa
The totnl amount of ore shipped from
the Blocan nnd Blocan City mining
divisions for the year 10-03 was, approximately, rto.Oi* tons Since January 1
to April li, 1909, tha shipments have
*»-««» a* follow* |
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KCHOKS Or rKRNIK SKTTLKMKNT.
While.the coal miners in the Fernie
strike havo all gone back to work, thoy
are not by any means satisfied with the
conditions of settlement, if the Press
committee of Gladstone Union, is to bo
believed The committee makes the
idllowing statement:
"Most of the men now recognize that
the pill is !pushcd so far down their
throats that there is nothing lo do but
swallow it. Thoy are dissatisfied with
the Western Federation of Miners, and
believe it to exist only for quartz miners and not for coal diggers It is quite
true that our members of the district
union were instructed to sign thoagre*-
•tent, because the strike was already
called off, and the schedule would have
been in force whether we signed it or
not. Before we had been on strike
seven weeks, before wo, had even been
deprived of one meal or appealed for
any outside relief at all, the strike was
settled by trickery. We were beaten,
but not in a fair fight, and wish all
throughout the west to know this, and
also of the damnable condition existing
in Fernie. Most of the men talk of
affiliating with the United Mine Workers, believing nn benefits are to be derived from a Western Federation of
Miners'charter. It is no use trying to
deceive ourselves at all. We have not
gained complete recognition of tbe union,
we have lost 5 cents a ton on,No. land
No.^ mines, Fernie; 10 cents a ton on
No. 3, and where we formerly received
$2.50 a yard wo now get $1. Besides
this there are other substantial losses
to the men on timber, trncklaying, etc.,
and we must go back to work with
'scahs.' It is true that a few company
men have secured a raise in their nav,
Michel camp especially making a sub-
I-sandon News o*oppinss"
tjjlfiThat the Busy People are Doing where Even the
}*> Snow Moves. Quickly. 8:
stantial gain, but on tho whole the rise
does not equal the deductions, and we
go back to work on the same old system, nine hours underground and worse
off iu the pay, because of the strike."
Mike Erquhart from Trail is doing
the surgery for P. Burns.
E R. Atherton returned Sunday from
a three days' visit to Nelson.
The repairs to the city flume will bo
completed in time for the spring rush
A Davis, the well-known tailor of
Sandon, is takingn few dips at Halcyon
S. E. Lovering left Monday for Revelstoke to attend the teachers' convention
Dave Moore, the Trail ore buyer, was
in the camp Sunday and Monday looking for contracts.
Wm. Howarth left for the coast on
Friday to producn typographical triumph's on the Ozonaer'am
"Big Jim" Macdonald returned-Sat-
vrday from Nova Scotia, where he
spent the winter with his parents.
Thomas Brown is packing his goods
for Phoeiixj where he intends to .go'
heavily into the furnishing business
The new assessment act is a subject
of considerable discussion among mining
men. Generally speaking, it is favorably received.
~^iV"jr~Vj'i*uinioi^uii1a"ui— iwi!»iSiiiravCio-
brated   hockev  players,   left  for   the
Golden City Monday after
hiRbrother. Onlv six weeks ago Thoma8
Hickey, well known to JSIocanites,
passed over the great divide, and by the
death, of his other brother Phil is left
the only surviving son of the family
It is his intention to bring his mother
out to Spokane to reside. Phil bas the
sympathy of his many friends in his
sad bereavement
l'renontattun
On Saturday evening the boys at the
Slocan Star presented retiring Foreman
(loukroircrs with a dressin? case nnd
sold chain, ns a token of their esteem.
Mr. Goukrogers left Monday for California He has been in charge at the
Star for three > ears James H. Thompson succeeds him.
At the I'»jne.
The completion of the zinc refinery at
the Payne, is temporarily delayed owing to the shortage of timber. The
property is now shipping its zinc ore to
Trail, the first carload going there this
we-^k. The company expects to ship
600 or 700 tons to Trail this month.
visitingin
RAISE   IN   PRICK   OF   CORE.
"It is an outrage on the smel'ing industry in tho Kootenays and Boundary
that "the Crow's Nest Co«l company
should have advanced the price of coke
again,1' says Walter H Aldridge, general mannger of the Canadian Smelting
works at Trail. "This nction wns
taken immediately on the settlement of
the strike at the coal mines, and is
probably defended or. the ground thnt
the cost of production has been enhanced by the increases in wages secured to tne Morrissey and Michel miners in tho form of the settlement. The
increase cannot bo justified on this
ground, however, for it is an indisputable fact that at Fertile, where the bulk
of the coko i Is produced, the price of
production was decreased (-substantially
by tho some terms of settlement. In
fact, Malinger Tonkin Is understood to
have expressed great satisfaction at the
net outcome o( thu negotiations, nnd n
scrutiny of the situation will reveal
that he loses nothing by the arrangement. Despite this the price of coko
has gono up and the smelting Industry
is saddled with additional costs after n
period in which tho Industry was practically (paralyzed ns the result of the
coke famine.
"Six mouths ago we were purchasing
coke n $1 per ton. Then the price wns
advanced ito II'25. Now comes a further advance to 11.50, and with it n dh -
tinct hardship thnt affects the entire
country, inasmuch ns tlio mining in
ilustry Is Indirectly affected just ns sori-
ously as thu smelter people arc. Whm-
low-gradu ores aro being handled on a
narrow margin every increase iu cost
is serious.''
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WIIKIIR   AKK TIHiaR   TOUHISTHT
About a year ago tho Kootenay
Tourist Association wns formed, with
branch organisations in all the small
towns In the district, Its object is to
alliliatu wilh oilier association* of the
kind and lend Its r.id lo bring before the
people o-f Canada and the United Sulci*
the many attraction* of the most westerly country in the world.
At that tun* copy wa* prepared and
money raised to use in thn priming of
a pamphlet (or distribution, telling uf
iho climate, nccnery and renidenllal attractions of tho principal points, Since
the matter was i.Uml iu the hands of
thn head organization In Nelson nothing has heen heard of the pamphlet,
ant* it w*lttl*t \*n  wt\\  in ettouita whuf
Sandon for a week
James H. Thompson has returned
from the Boundary, where bewnstak-
liigaldok at the'big mines. He took
charge nt the Slocan Star Monday,
P. E. Richardson, who has been behind the block for P Burns for a couple
of years, has been transferred to Cal
gary, where he  takes charge of  the
shop.
Angus J. Macdonald and Howard
Thompson returned Saturday from Nelson, wnero thev represented Slocau division nt tho Western Federation convention.
An exciting hockoy gam* wns played
between the Slocan Star team ami an
aggregation of the town boys. The
Stnr team won by 10 to 9. The ics is
lu fine condition.
Maxwell Steveu«on of Philadelphia
spent several days In town last week
looking for zinc for a Now York syndicate. Ho vlsltpd iho Ivanhoe and oilier
big zinc properties. Ho claimHthathe
can give better returns than offered by
loin or Antwerp.
A   UANUSOMK   I'lUCSKNTATION,
Miss Julia McDonald, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs, J. M. McDonald, who was
called home somo time ngn on account
of the serious Illness of her mother, had
rather a plenisnt surprise yesterday
inorniittt when she received a parcel
containing n handsome silver fruit dl»h
and sterling silver purse, accompanied
by an address. The gift was from the
Governing Hoard of the Sandon Miners'
Union hospital, Sandon, R. C , where
Ml-s Mv Donald was acting as trained
nurse previous to heinK summoned
home. Tho dish bore tho following inscriptions "to Miss Julia C. J McDonald, with be*t wishes of Hoard ol
Directors, Sandon Miners' Union Hns
pllal, Feb. ttt, I««»." The addre»* expressed regret nt Miss McDonald's de
narture and wished her every nucces*
in hor chosen profession. It is «carcely
neceiuary to iny that «ho is greatly
nluased with the handsome renicui-
iirauco from her far away friends.—
Cornwall, (Int., Standard.
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LAKOKAU   OKK.
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men, M."L. Mover, who has'the management of the property, has taken out
of the Horseshoe mine in the Laideau
camp, 125 sacks of carbonate ore, worth
$•200 to the ton in silver He is running
now on a vein 18 inches in width, which
is known to fun as fur ns the showing
on tho Lucky Boy.
The Lucky. Boy, the adjoining property to the Horseshoe, is just as rich, if
not more co, than tlie Ilnreeshoe. At
this property three veins have been exposed. The carbonate vein, the same
as that being explored at the Horse-
shoe; the gray copper vein, cut while
sinking the incline, and which does not
appear on the surface, and another
vein higher up the hill, on which little
or no development has been done. All
these veins are lying very flat and dip
into the hill nt aii angle of about 25 degrees. Most of the work now being
done Ib on the lowest vein. Tho men
are raiding to the surface for nir on n
gentle incline nnd nre taking out on the
wny n six-inch streak of almost pure
gray copper, which runs anywhere
from 400 to 2,000 ounces silver nnd 8
percent lead,
ork "rim uanaoa.
A dispatch from London says: The
immigration movement towardsCaiinda
Is still spreading The Intest to become
interested nre the arsenal workurs.
Yesterday six hundred government
employees wero dischnrged from the
royal nrsennl, through slackness of
work. Many aro booking for Canada.
A local clergyman haa received a guarantee for permanent work for any num.
her of competent tool makers, filters,
brass fiuUlicrs, machinists, patternmakers, iron moulders nnd boiler-
makers.
Lord Lvveden is jubilant concerning
the Canadian lour oi the liritUh parliamentary party. He thinks Canadians
dn not realize the motherland'* intense,
If newly awakened, Interest in Canada.
Many members of thi party will take
their wives nnd children with them. It
will ho, he further nwerled, the most
•IWtliigiilihod partv Hist ever left England since tho liu a of the Crusaders.
WIMNII'Kfl   IIOIIM   TALK.
"I am nlrnld that (here will he n perfect jam," said Mr Hugh .Sutherland of
Winnipeg |o a Toronto paper the other
day, reieniiig to the influx of iiuuii*
grants. "K\ en now thero is scarcely a
tmnint *t**Alnk* htd In Winnii-Vg,
and I Ml v«» that w thin a month there
will he 7,000 or H.t'm people under canvas there. In faci, there will lie a
repetilion of thn scene* of tho grest
boom of twenty years ago, when mure
than that number lived In tents, winter
and summer   The North Hascatcbawan
■»*ll««v wnmi in b* tb*  %/taee*   ut »b#
il I has been done with the money.
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The provincial t*t*entlte of the
Uheral party met. in Va»ee«ver last
Friday aad aaaalmoeily voted that a
eo«T*«tkMi wns not tt-ftmsarv or ad*
<rteable.   The meetlnf was very *•**•
couver are steadily at work. During
tha past year the Victoria association
alone distributed I*».<»» of varioo*
publications, illustrating thn se*nery
and tellin* «f the altraeiiofi* of lb*
count ty. h large number ot permanent
residents were drawn from the United
Htatrs, who were of firiiinh origin, and
had not formerly known Victoria's attractions.
The example of California did much
to awaken the province lo its fallow ro-
mnre*** "Tho nwrnirt frum trmrfot
traWc in Southern California last year
wa* estimated *t ttt.fl(K),om.
If the tourUt trade mmH he tawed
this wa? It would bring to British Columhia tho-aat-nds of money**! ponolo.
who live to spwid money for the very
things we have such aa abnndaeee of
Tho Rambler-Cariboo min* has
ponded alteration* pending thn paosiutr
ofthe slides annually occurring near
the property The manager wa* Instructed several days ago lo clone the
mine, and these instructions were sclsd
upon tlve pa«t week. The men engaged
at tho property aro familiar with the
uaiigur a* ine *€««;.. «dv«aomi.   An (majority of thoa* going farther west.
a'Uwj a-** ...wJl- J*,. J.n.n.^r ifcci.UiJiv, |-MJlWWi* *t**imi wiing MioihoitAi*
with powder, but thl* did not have **t
isfactory results.
Almost nvery year a big slide ha*
come down in the vicinity of the mine,
bul no one has boon Injured.  This
usual b-e«nw of the unusually deep
snow on the hills Last spring the slide
struck tho comer of the boarding hous*.
shifted the whole building a couple of
feet and broke every pane of glass on
the premise* without doing anymore
•erious damage
It is expected the mine will r&iutno
I a the court* of a mont h.
Mlar9rt999* H9I9I €••»• *l«gly
P. i. Hickey left on Wednesday far
Mineville, N. ?., on a sad misilon,
having rteetved newt of tbe death of
.        img
River dLirfct. The routs* of the Canadian Pacile Nortbwant branch and
of the Canadian Northern through that
country ar* bound to he thickly popu-
iat«d within a f«w vear*,"
Big Matkla* Shop*.
Probibly one of tb* flnsst machine
shop* at any mine In the province has
recently heen in«lalled hy tbe Granby
Consolidated nt its mines In Phoenix.
Almost any kind of machine work can
tww he haivdUd then, the etant bcuv<
complete in every detail and housed in
• l*rj?* bnnilin't trwtta-A e*pv>H*lty far
this Jiurpose.- Pioneer.
For drinks that flood your upper stope
with pleasure try the Kootenav in Sandon. THEiLEDUE, NEW DENVER, B.C., APRIL IG. 1903.
TpNTH:YEAH
The Ledge.
With which Is amalgamated the
, 8AXDQX   PaYSTBBAK,   .  .    -;
Published every Thursday in the richest silver-
lead-Eloc camp pu earth.       ,'
Legal advertising 10 cents a nonpariet line
fir st insertion, and 5 cents a line each subsequent
Insertion. Readine notices 85 cents a line, and
commercial advertising graded in prices according to circumstances.     '   "-     -
Sulieortptton.Wi^year in advance or 11.50 if
not so paid.      "
Fellow Pilgrims: Thk Lxdgk is located at
yew Denver, B. C, and is traced to mass parts
of the earth It haa never been raided by the
sheriff, snowallded by cheap silver, or subdued
by the fear of man. It works for the trail blazer
.•is well as the bay-windowed, champagne-flavored
capitalist It aims to be on the right side of
tiverything. and believes that hell should be administered to the wicked In large doses. It has
*tood the t«6t of time, and an ever-Increasing
uaystreak is proof that it is better to tell th<
truth, even if the heavens do occasionally hit
our smokestack'.
'One of the noblest workB of creation Is the man
who always pays the printer; he is sure of n
bunk In paradise, with llioriilcs roses for a pillow by night, and nothing but gold to look at
by dav.
, Address all communications to—
f New Denver, B.O
THE   LEDGE,
/ v. pencil cross in thn square
i t lli-ittes that your subscrip-
tl n Is due, and tliat the editor
■rants <nce attain to look ttt
your collateral.
THURSDAY, : APRIL   16,   1903.
No paper is a wonder in its own
town. ..'.,
Show us an act of parliament
that has pleased all people and we
will show you a perfect world.
Vancouver is destined to be
t'te greatest city in Canada. Look
this item up iu 1953 and see if it is
not true.
Many ii tourist is born to come
o it west and waste his collateral
upon air more desert than, that of
the Slocan.
Hired- men   are  becoming  so
"scarce  in Ontario that tliis summer many a husband will have to
work overtime.
news ; although some of them have
been known to eat occasionally.
The editors of" the ne^r Vancouver paper arrived in that city
this week without, even the police
being notified. - The .success of the
publication is how assured. One
of its editors has already written
copy in al place where the windows
are barred so that the. boarders
cannot fall put, while the other
has never held the worst hand in
any newspaper game he has bee-i in.
Lack of education is a sad thing.
Recently we wrote an article and
used the phrase "hole card." A
paper in Texas, quoting the ^ame,
made it "whole card." We are at
a loss to understand why an editor,
especially in Texas, does not know
the difference between a hole card
a whole card. It is true that a
hole card can be a whole card, but
a \vhole card is not always a hole
card. The editor in Texas can
now look at his hole card and see
if he can catch on. Otherwise he
should attend tho college in Sani
don for a brief period, *,
more cheerful view of humanity
than that. Will all of you who be-,
lieve yon have souls raise your right
hands?".. .»
Every hand in the car went up.
"Thank you," he said with a
smile.. "Keep them up just a
minute. Now, will all of you who
believe in a hereafter please raise
your left hand also?"
Evety hand in the car went up.
"Thank you," he said. "Now,,
while all of you have your hands!
raised,'.' he continued, drawing a
pair of revolvers and levelling them,
A cruel man remarked the other
(1 vy that somo women in.the west
S'.;t everything from the east except their children.
Lowery's Clam is. now published in Vancouver, where all letters should, be addressed.   It is a
^reat"mmtar^
taken regularly.
edjrailroad train recently. x He was
dressed in ft style that he regarded
aavery "fetching,2' and he ogled
the young woman persistently.
Finally he edged through the crowd
until he'was directly ip frotat of
her, when he bent down and, lifting hia hat, said: -,     .
"Beg pardon, but I'm sure I've
met you somewhere."
"0, yes," began the young wo-,
man in a pleasant voice.
"Delighted,".broke in the jpiith
ecstatically.
"You are the young man who
"My friend here will go down th^ calls on our cook," continued the
G5
If we had a dollar for every
time that we have written the word
Slocan our bank roll would be so
Mg that yon cotihV not back it into
hi ordinary barn door.
Wm. McAdams went to tho coast
this week without tho slightest
persuasion, and unattended by a
iiody-gtiard. He will not escape
from Vancouver for somo timo.
GAMBLING   PR   FITS   BIO.   ■
Did you ever hear of the "man
who broke the bank at Camanea ?''
Possibly not, as the Camanea
gambling resort has not attained
the fame and prestige which is
given to Monte Carlo. The bank
is there, and it equals if it does not
exceed its better known*rival in the
domain of the Prince of Monaco.
Frank L. Proctor is the ruler of
this gambling territory. In extent it is far greater than the territory of the priuce. It occupies an
entire state in Mexico. Frank'
Proctor lias entire sway over the
state of Sonora. The government
of Mexico has given him a long
term lease on the gambling privileges.
Camanea is the largest and
richest mining Camp in Mexico. It
is in the canter of Proctor's gambling principality. Not many years
ago Proctor, now Prince of Camanea, was a cowboy in Arizona, not
extremely well fixed in this world's
goods.   ' r  '
Not many years ago W. C. Green
married a daughter of Proctor and
afterwards managed to attract east-
ern capitSl~w""nvinitrg~schi6mes"he
had on foot in Senora. Today he
owns a $30,000,000 copper mine.
Through Green, Proctor was provided with the gambling privilege
in the state. The concession gives
him the income of a multi-million-
E. D. Matterson, the man who
invented tho hydraulic process for
working tho gold out of gravel
beds, is dead. He died broke,
but will get a monument to his
memory.   This helps some.
Si'kimo has not sprung itself
ui any extent so far this year.
Its loathness to break away from
the embrace of winter will make
the mountains of the Slocan f.hed
an ocean of tears along about June.
Better support your local paper
whon it is alive, rather than shod
tears at itH grave. Tears are wot
md full of sympathy, but with per-
'itps tho exception of tv pretty
■voman no one can raise a mortgage with thorn.
One of tho most joyful episodes
in an editorial nareer te that period
whon a longdost delinquent <wh-
scrlber turns up with tlio doigh,
to use a modern expression. There
is moro joy at such an event iliim
there is around ten weddings.
Tim Ozonagmm, edited hy R. T,
Lowery nnd Win, MnAilaniH, will
••cine to lifo in Vancouver aliout
tho 1st of May. It will cost 82 n
year and tlie circulation te limited
to over a million. Write early
and get a front spot on the list.
Ix Texaa a man with a dog gets
protection. A pansenger train on
the Texnn Midland recently ran
over a liaudnome dog, nntl In court
Ida owner received a judgment for
$50. Thia decision indicates thrtt
«iutf» imvif mnnu rigiiUi in I «jum lu »i
luittiil uoi ws ioutvi liliu.
aire.
Over the gambling tables at
Camanea it is s.iid that $20,000
passes every night. Some days the
totaramount has run un to $200,-
000. It requires 500 men to operate tlie tables, and a profit of $2,-
000,000 a year is derived from that
place alone.
Not only dooa Proctor control
the gambling of Camanea, but also
that of Hermosillo Guaymas and
Alamof. When it is understood
that tho population of Sonora would
rather gamble than eat it may le
appreciated whatan enormous sum
passes-into Proctor's lianda yearly.
A   FINK   LINK.
aisle and relieve you of whatever
valuable articles you may have.
Lively now, Jim." i
an important kngaokmbnt. \
. A New York woman who was
visiting  friends   in   Washington
says that she overheard the folloiy-£
ing conversation between her-hosr
and the colored butler: • *.   |
"James, I expect some friend-*
this afternoon and expect you tp
attend to the door." ...   I
"Yassum, should like to obligr
you, but I sholv can't today.". ..
"Why not?" asked he mistress
of the household with somo asperity. *",* "
"I dun got an engagement—vei y,
important miss—very important.
"But yOu shouldn't have madi
an engagement without consulting
me. You will have to postpone it.''
"Deed ma'am I sho" would b<'
glad to, but I can't, nohow," wa^
the answer.
"Yes, you can," said the woman,
now thoroughly vexed. ■",Any engagement wm be postponed."
4'Yassum, I know that,'' said the
butler, "butlsholy has to go to
this one. My brother is gwin to
to be hung au' I feels though. I had
to go."
jTHE   GATE  TO   MATRIMONY.
The Chicago Tribune calls stenography the "gate to matrimony,",
declaring that the ranks of this occupation are constantly being depleted to replete wedding processions, and the demand for the
workers is thus unfailing. Iu no
other business are the matrimonial
chauces so good. The stenographer
has more opportunity than any
other of her siBters in other work
to come in contact wittr~eligibie
men. Qualities which help to
brighten au office may do the same
for a homeland many men whose
business requires their strictest attention, not having tho timo for
extended observation, discover thai
the young women working in their
offices possess the attributes they
would desire in wives.     n
She Had Seen liliu.
A young matron whose girlish
appearance sometimes subjects her
to the persecution of impudent
strangers, neatly rebuked one of
those public nuisancefspn an elevat
young woman, in a clear vdjee.
"I'll tell Bridget that I saw yon."
Can Have ours.
Fat Goodwin receives", many letters in the course of,a dramatic
season. While playing -ija Brooklyn recently he and hia dog inspired tli^-follbwing, which is probably the most original in liis collection: "Dear Mr.. Goodwin—Me
and my J^ro. Teddy want to( trade a
jack-kdfite—a six-blader—and our
now sister for your bulldog, which
,\ve saw in' at the' matinee the other'
day. "■ Wie've used the jack-knife
six times ajid the baby four weeks."
Too Pretty to Hide.
It is lawful for women -to hold
their skirts high and dry in Jop-
lin, Mo., in muddy weather. Such
•is the decision. rendered by Judge
Potter's court. Miss Flo. Williams
had been arrested for holding her
skirts somewhat higher than usual.
She demonstrated tho elevation of
her skirts, and exhibited to the
court that her action, had .been
prompted by a desire to keep, lur
silks out of the mud. She was
discharged,
lfTANTKD-SEVERAL PERSONS OK
11 .character and good reputation In each
state (one In this county required) to represent
and advertise old cstaplisliwl -wunlihy I usiness
house of solid financial standing- . Sil.iry $21.I*}
weekly with'expenses additional, all payable In
cash' direct each Wednesday from heart to Hives.
Horse and carriage furnished when necessary .-
Rpferences. Enrlo-»c self addres-ed epvoo]ie.
Colonial Co , S3! Dearborn St., Chicago.
LIGHT   AND   BREEZY.
A man condemned to death recently in France wad- asked, according to oustxMn, what he would
prefer for his last meal. He chose
mussels, which, though his favorite
dish, he said, caused hiiti terrible
indigestion. "This time, however,", he added, grimly,- "they
will not have the chance."
A man of literary aspirations
who had his way yet to make in
the world wrote a poem, which he
submitted to his wife before sending it out for publication. "Why,
Henry," she said, on looking it
over; "you have' made hundred
rhynie-:with onion." "That's all
right," he replied, "Tennyson did
it." ''Yes," rejoined his wife.
"TeiVnyson could do 6itch a thing,
but you can't, Henry."
Tho doctor, oame slowly downstairs, • and entering the room in
which the master of the house was
seated, said: "My dear sir, allow
mo to congratulate yon ! You are
now the father of twin boys. Your
wife isdoihg fairly well; still there
are faint symptoms of relapse, and
I -" '^Relapse," fairly yelled the
astonished husband. "I was not
aware they had relapses in such
cases 1 Whatever will wo do with
four?"
mer there. He says they found
nothing, but 'spent their time and
two thousand dollars., The ground
is too flat to work easily, even if
rich.	
Our country is founded upon the
dignity of laboi^-upon the equality
of man. Ours is. the first real republic in the history of the world.
Beneath our flag the people are
free. We have retired the gods
from politics. We have found that
man is the only source of political
power, and that the government
should govern. We have disfranchised the aristocrats of tbe air
aud have given one country to
mankind. —Irige'rsdll:
AndnoriuR
OF THE MINERS' UNION BLOCK
Is tho only hall In the cjty suited, for Theatrical
I'orformanccs. Concerts, Dances and 6ther pubic eiiterUlnmenU... -tfor bookings write or wire
-b
ANTHONY   SHILLAND
Secretary Snndon Miners' Union
SANDON, B. C.
Why yoa should buy
FAIR    PLAY
CHEWING
TOBAeeo-
BGCailSC it te the hast quality.
BeCaUSe it i* the most Iflgting
fliew ■
Because it i* the
The Itnslt to Tannnn.
Reports from Tanaua do not
confirm the earlier news. F. R.
Klumb, who made a special trip to
ascertain the facts, gives the district a black eye. Ho says there
is no money and no work. No
pay dirt has yet been found of
any importance. John Mooney
and two partners spent laso sum-
WHEN IN THE
LUCERNE
TRY
ED ANGRIGNON'S
TONSORIAL PARLORS
Brick Block New Denver
Manager of HOSUN HALL.
largest high
grade 5 or 10c plug.   '
BeCaUSO 'he tugs are valuable for
prcinhuiiB until January
1st, 1901.
BeCaUSe wo   guarantee   every
piu^, n^lt^™™,,™l"™,
BeCaUSO your ilealer ia author-
Sh o es
I have a few pairs of shoes
which 1 will sell at	
LESS   THAN   COST
These are genuine bargains.
,   Come and see for yourself/
Parley W^rd.      Sandon.
Ctiadbourne & McLaren
SAMPLING AGENTS
Ore shipped to Nelson will be care-
lully looked alter.
NELSON.    * -      -      -
B. C.
SMOKE"
Itu-A   tn   ri'fuml   •vour
money
if vou are not
Wimv Paul Kmger hit tha plka
for Holland he hid $20,000,000 of
Boer gold In South Africa. Tho
tuugni*n government nm Mmtl
much time and moni»y neareliing
for thia hidden treasure, but without aneceaa. Better hire a few
Hlocan pronpeetor*. They will locate anything.
Ir yoa want to reach heaven always be kind to -wHtDrH. Bring
them plenty of news and once in a
while throw in a dollar to thow
that  your mn\ te on tha track
An amusing story qf the zeal
with wliich tho special constables
o(thoC. P. R. perform their duty
is told by a Vancouver man.   The
narrator says that he went down
to tho dock to see a friend oil on
tho departing Empress, but  was
turned back by a special constable
because ho had no pass.   Having
fortified himself with tlio nece*»ary
document he again went down and
had tho satisfaction of observing
tho  impartiality with which thc
rule was enforced in all cases.   Aa
ho approached tho wharf Mr. Mnr-
pnle himself wan held up.   "Pass,
please," snid the official.   "I nm
Mr. M;irp<le," aald tho superintendent,   "I don't care who you
are,"  said  tho coitftabln,   Myou
tniiKt have a  pass,"   Aud  back
Mr. Marpole had to go.   The next
wan  a  well-known  hotel   keejier
wheeling a baby buggy.   He pro
dneed hia  pasa.   "Where i» the
(tana for the  child?" aaked  the
constable.   "You don't  want   a
nana for the Uaby," replied  tho
hotel man.    "Oh, but I do," said
the constable.    "Our orders aro
strict.    Nobody  can go on  the
* * .■* I **T
W hiA tin- ViaV.j' canM.. Tbp V^V.}-
uitiMt stop light here," And tlie
i*»by did.   	
PALMA ANGRIGNON
General Draying: Mining Sup
plies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.
Coal & Wood for Sale
Saddle Horses and Pack *ainuis.
Feed Stable* at Now Denver.
•*■;. aatlsfied.
Tfl E EMPIRE TOBACCO CO., Ltd.
S Summer
^iiiliniiQ"^'' "
oUlllllUo \^Vi;r\n^
mm your Mlrrtlon on
arrival of KO'xln, SulUmado In llie order timl
order* art* received
P. P. LIEBSCHER, fiJtSC
KASLO
HOTEL
Vf?
TUB I.KADINO
SUMMKU HBSOHT
IN TH? KOOTENAYS
COCKLE & PAPWORTH
KASLO, B. O.
MAINLAND
HBRITISH LION
SILVER CITY LODGE NO. 39
I.O.O.F.
BANDON, B* C.
Mcetlnpiln the Union Hnll.ever.v Friday eye-
nlnftat7:S0 VWtlnu brrtbien cordially invK-n
toHtt-nd Fb*.d. KiTtiiiK, Noblft Ginnds J.E.
Lovmuno.Secretary; Dan Hukley. V. Grand,
A.F. & A.M.
ALT A LODGE NO. *9
...    , BAKPOW, |i. v.
ItKular Qojnmuiiioatlnn held the flrotThurf-
dayiii each month" In MaaonlcHall at,8 p. ir.
SciiurnliiRlTethicn are cordially Invited to attend   jAMia M. lURioiiiS»crt'toiy.
OIGARS
WM.TIETJEN,
. MANUFACTURER
Folliott & McMillan
COSTHACIORH k BUILDERS
Pcnlora In Rourfi and Drciued Lumber, Govt
Flooring and Joint Klnlfliln^ Lumber. Mo Id-
liip.ftc. Sa»h nnd I*oor« on Hand or to order
JubblnK |irom|»Uy atUndod to. '
Factory on Main Hi.. BANDON.
SANDON CARTAGE CO.
Mcl»«ER80N & HURLEY
EXPRESS, BAGGAGE & CARTAGE
SANDON, B.C.
DELIVERY TO ALL PARTS OF THE OITY
SANDON BOTTLING CO.
0. A. MONEY.
A       Manufacturer of
CARBONATED   DRINKS
ofallklndi. „..-«.„
< ODY AVE. BAKPQN
as
H.BYERS&CO.
SHELF •
AND HEAVY
HARDWARE
Blue Prize, Henry Vane,
Columbus & Havana Whip
riori-fC aramidaby-
LlS«l ^     W t». KILII'HJHNK k OO.
Wlmilpntr, Man.
H.M>r mittui by nKonn*, Hon run.
A   tllRKKVUL  VIBW.
Two men who bad l»*eo ailting
togctlii'r in the wat near llie door
of a railway onr became engaged
in an animated controveray and
their load voice* attracted tbe at*
tetitfon of th* other paaaengw*.
Suddenly one of them aroae and
*m\A,
*<Ladiea and gtntieman, I appeal
to yon to AetAAe a dinpntH point.
My friend here  Inaleta that not
Even  if yon   forgot tlie money, moro than tht ee people ont of five
bring in the newa.   Editor* live by I believe t&ey have aoula.   I take a
Tourists,
,va|iit/aiAoto,
Miners,
Prospectors,
Strangers or everf
! WADD8 BROS J
\ PHOTOGRAPHERS        #
t VANCOUVKR *••• NCLBON,
c%'	
%ti
XAX.
*'wlliy,.,:{, \.   \
''■t*.«l>*T..*-...     tr* ■*'
^J^
MINE & MILL
SUPPLIES
Bar Iron Steel, Pipe Fitting* Etc.
POWDER, CAPS & FUSE.
8AN00N
NELSON
Smokers' Supplies
Williamson's.   Sandon.
mpmlm
try%
<ft     WIT
kind
Are alwnva welcome at
tlie Hotel Slucan, in Thier-
Fork». There ia always
ilenty oi food and drink
n the hooie. and nothing
it cbnrgeA tor looking *t
the notsntry. Come in and
liave ■omelblng when you
piatby.
HUGH NIVEN
Bairn ox mom reai
KaUikllahMl HIT.
Caplul (all paid ap) $1^00^000.00
neserved lund   i   t    7,000^000.00
-*.,.,., ,. w.n   ttft t    ft ,
1IKAII   orriOK,   MONTRIUI«
Rt. Oom Uro 8tr4THoona aad MotWT Kotal, O.CM.O. President.
Uoji. O. A. DaoMMonD, Vice Prealdem,
K.a Cumtov, General Manager,
Branehea in all partaof Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and
tba United State*
New Denver branch
LB B.OE VEBEW, Manager Tenth Yeah.
THE LKDUifi, NEW DENVMt, B C, APRIL 16.1903.
General news Comment
AN   KXPKttT'S  OPINION.
Mi, J. L. Parker, the1 well-known
superintendent of the North Stftr mine,
in the course ol a speech at ths Jamie-
son banquet, at Cranbrook, aaid:
"Turning" our .attention to the coal
fields of the Crow's Nest Past railway,
and as a'lriiniiig1 engineer who, has} been
inthe past associated as engineer and
manager. of,.co.lieries mining from 500
to l.oUO ,to»B of coal per day, I may
be allowed to speak with some knowledge of tin* subject, and to express my
convictioti'thatfithe Crow's Nest t'ass
Coal Held, while playing' an important
part in the business line 6f this section,
is destir.edfrom the valuablocharat-ter
and analyses and thickness of its coal
seam , to play a greater part in the industrial word in the future. -Wherever
coal 'has been fouud of similar quantity
and thickness and «pread over such a
large area as this appears to do, manufacturing industries have been established. And when we are informed, although I have not yet seen them, that
adjacent to this coal field, discoveries
nf large bodied of besseiner iron ore have
been made, w.th limestone in abundance, 1 c«n sue littie reason to doubt
that somewhere in East Kootenay we
will Sttiii another Pittsburg, possibly a
miniature oiib, but a town of similar industrial capabilities. Whilst waiting
for a market for the iron or steel, the
collieries will be worked to their fullest
extent, since thi Northwest is opening
up so rapidly But tbe south will, I tun
reasonably certain, take all the surplus
coal, since there is no coal field west of
Connelsville, Pa., that has coal ofthe
quantity aud quality of our coal fields.
West |at Wilkinson, Washington, there
is a small bituminous coal field, but it
has sufficient to do to supply the local
necessities, and its distance makes coin
petition impossible The same remark
applies to the coal field on Vancouver
Island, so that the Crow's Nest Pass
coal field can be looked upon as being
essentially necessary to both Canada
and the. bordering American States,
and I do not think it to be any exaggerated statement to make, that inside
of ten years 10,000 tons of coal per day
will be mined in those coal fields. This
means a large number of miners, and a
larger population, and with the great
Northwest growing, c'oth, dress goods,
shoes, aud thu hundred ud one articles
necessary for the population will be
needed, so that 1 expect the falls at Buli
liver to be harnessed, and mills cstab
lisbed. Later, on as we grow, and a
market for pig iron and steel is found,
Jiossibly in the Orient, I foresee blast
urnaces, beSHcmer steel converters and
rolling mills at work, and East Kootenay teeming with business life and activity."
GROWTH   OK   ZINC   INDUSTRY.
MONTH   CAltLO. MOVKS   AGAIN.
Win. Robinson, better known as
Monte Carlo, has gone to Edmonton.
Monte, has been at the front since the
dfcy^ofthe construction of the Central
Pacific, and has been" among1 the pioneers into every new mining-camp in
the West, .He is well known, not only
to the people of the West, but to many
prominent state officials and Eastern
people. He attended Horace G„reely
upon his famous stage coach trip across
th« plains, and was one of the General
Grant party on its western tout,: while
the General v. as president of the United
States. His good humor and drollery
attracted the attention of Mark Twain,
who, in speaking of him as a cook, said:
''He can take a piece of dog. cougar or
coyote and make of it a steak or a stew
so fine that if you didn't know anv bet
ter you could not tell the difference
Ann at pastry he can take a turnip, a
piece of red flannel and a quart of vinegar and make a mince pie that would
make an epicure's mouth water."
Monte came to Fort Steele in the
early days and has boon doing a good
business, but the coming lailroud is disturbing his peace of mind He will
have none of it, but will go to the. far
Northwest. When life was young and
knew not guile tho witchery of the wilds
laid him by thu heels and dragged him
into the 'hills, ond it is dragging him
still The people of Edmonton will fii)d
in him qualities of wit and burner that
are produced only in the land of boiling cotton; long evening twilights and
mellow  suiidowiis.--*Fort Steele Pros
Pec'or*        ________
ft'ltOM   THK   WASTK   DUMP.
The Arkansas Valley smelter, of Colorado, now has eight furnaces blown in,
seven leau and one matte.
is platinum: the
The latter will
the water like a
That the ainc industry of the United
States is destined to assume.lsrge uro-
portions admits of little doubt. Since
1873, using the figuies as compiled by
the United States geological survey as
a basis of computation the total production of metallic zinc iii the Uniteu States
reached close to 2,000 000 tons. These
figures do not represent the production
of sine ore, but tiie aluc in its metallic
state, In 1873, the number of tons of
metallic zinc produced In this country
reached an aggregate of 7,818 tons.
The output in 1902 is estimated at 159,-
000 tous, This increase in production
has been gradual, though the tendency
of Ute years has been to show a much
greater Increase of production in proportion to thu increase made between
1878 and 1897.
The zinc industry inthe United States
virtually dates back only 15 years. Less
than thirty years ago zinc ore was considered as so much waste In Missouri,
and piled up in large dumps as worth*
less, for the reason that un method had
been invented which would successfully
smoltthoore. Then for several years
zinc ore sold as low as (9 n ton. Thus
the line buMlnusH iu this country has
been built up within Ihe past few years,
and the greatest increase of consumption has been witnessed during the last
two years. The United States lus been
obtaining a gradual Increase In thu production of this metal, so that it is now
estimated thiH country produces at least
80 per cent of the entire output nf the
world.
Ihe heaviest metal
lightest  potassium,
lioat on the surface of
piece of cork.
South  Africa is of volcanic origin,
and tlie laud in the vicinity of Kim
berley is so sulphurous that even ants
cannot exist upon it.
The smelter at Golden, Colo., instead
of cloaing permanently, as reported,
has closed but temporarily, with the
purpose of making repairs.
A rich strike made by two miners,
O'Dea and Dempsy, ten miles from
Chloride, Aria., has started a small
stampede for the district. v
A small smelter has been ordered for
the properties of EG Ames and C H.
Rotke, Park county, Montana, aud will
be installed as soon as. possible
Within tho last fifty years California
and Australia alone have produced
more than half as much gold as the
whole world had mined before Gotum-
bus~*^~~~ :—""""™ ■ -r -.. - '■ * ——
Rumors are gaining credence that
there will be two railroads enter Toiio
pah this summer,   Numerous railway
men are figuring on the Held, aud work
is.llkely to begin Boon. A- \Xs,
It is estimated that the volume ot
business in the machinery industry iu
the West during 1902 iucreased from
•25 to 50 per cent, over 1901. The outlook is bright for 1903.
Leadville is to have another zinc-lead
separating mill, the Yak tunnel coin
pauy having secured the cyanide plant
of thn Johnny mine, near tho Arkansas smelter (or the purpose.
It is of interest to note that only 80
B*r cent, of the silver produced in the
tilted States is from silver ores, the
remainder of the output being a byproduct of lead, copper and gold ores.
The Golden Cyclo mine, of Ciipplc
Creek, has closed indefinitely becausu
ofthe mill men's strike, and paid a
dividend of $75,000 immediately follow*
ing the decision of the directors to bus
pend (or a period.
Recent analyses of the nickel-cobalt
ore taken from the Black Bird district,
Idaho, aro snid to show that thu specimens brought nut carry 18 per cent,
cobalt and nickel, mainly the former, as
the nickel runs low.
Tho atmospheric pressure upon the
surface of an ordinary .man is 82 400
pounds, nr over fourteen and a null
1 -a
tons. The ordinary rise and fall of the
barometer increases or decreases this
pressure by 2,600 pounds,
French painters are greatly agitated
over the subject of white lead and while
lead, poisoning.. The painters of Grenoble recently went on strike to demand
that all employers should zinc white instead of lead white. ' *
The total amount of money coined
by. all Queen Victoria's predecessors on
the throne was $1,025,000,000. During
her reign the mint has turned out 92,
250,000,000, including $790,000,000 in
India—a record for all time. "
*.'•-'    '•''■ .      ' -   ,
> IJoth of the 700-horsepower motors, to
driye the 60-drill air compVessor recently^ installed by the Granby company at Phoenix," have been shipped
from/jthe works at .Pittsburg, Pa ,.and
the"t|Srst^ope. is^d.ue to arrive at any
time. '7 ■  " '■■■■■■   --■--.
Mining Reporter says that the record
for cheap mining and milling, so far as
the editor has neen able to learn, is
that of the Spanish mine, Nevada
county, Cal, The ore was milled tor
$0,289 per ton and mined for $0 31Q per
ton, or a total of 10 585 '
The American Smelting and Refining
company has refused to treat ores from
mines having contracts with the United
States Reduction company, the concern
in Cripple ereek that is being boycotted
by union men. . This leaves no alternative to several but closing.
. Important discoveries ot copper ore
have been made in Sattese, Mont,
which has'been predicted by some as
the making of a second Butte State
Mine Inspector Welch has visited the
district, and says that it is thu most important cupper discovery made in Montana during recent years. ,
, Owing to an accident on the Arrowhead branch of the C. 1> R , thereby
delaying shipments of coke from the
coast, one furnace of the Granby smej-
ter was blown but Wednesday, leaving
but one in operation out of a battery of
four, aud that one was blown out yesterday. One or more will probably be
blown in, however, early next week.
A strike of high-grade silver-lead ore
has been made in the down-town district of Leadville, hv the New Home
mining company Much of the ore uncovered-is very high grade, and it is
being shipped. It is stated that the
new workings of this property are in
the richest body if mineral ever dis
covered, not excepting the palmy days
of the.Smith-Moffat regime.
A Mr Standish, of New, Mexico, has
perfcted a lixiviating mill-which he
says, is adapted to the treatment of
those highly silicious ores on which a
premium is charged by the smelters
Details of the process ore not made public, but experiments being' made with
a working model are said to prove a
practical .method of utilizing information derived from well-known laboratory
'tests... *'''"■■,'" 7'~X- ■'.
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IN ALL STYLES  AND
PRICES.
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April Delineators.   All the latest Batterick Patterns now to hand.
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colored, in all sizes from 1 to 6 yoars, plain; also lace and embroidery, neatly trimmed.
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Herbert Warner, who alone dis-
covered and held the secret of diamond
making, did not live to wreck the dia-
mond industry, as people thought he
would, and the circumstances of the loss |
were mvsterious an<l tragic. Inferior
diamonds can still be produced artificially, but only at a cost'of about ten
times their value. Warner, after years
of experimenting, was able to turn out
a genuine diamond of large size, and of
the first water, at a cost of a small fraction of tho complete stone's worth He
manufactured ids diamonds before an
audience of scientists, and produced
three fine stones, which were tested
and pronounced faultless. Two of them
are still in existence and are the greatest curiosities the jewel world has ever
seen. But within a fortnight of this
triumph, before any of the new stoneB
were put on the market. Warner utterly disappeared from his house in Hartley street, London, leaving no trace
whatever. So complete was his disappearance that from that day to th's not
the smallest explanation has been hit
upon.         •■
As Kxeiuiillfled.   „
The Doctor
her, wo must
kind.
The Professor—Certainly; certainly.
Look at the billions of billions of lives
that are sacrificed in following your directions to "boil the water."—Chicago
Tribune
Spring
Now is the season ofthe year to assist nature to ward off
disease. We have several popular remedies for Spring
medicines.       TRIFOLIUM   COMPOUND   IS   GOOD,
Donaldson's Cough Cure
Donaldson's Rheumatic Cure
Donaldson's Scalp Cleaner
Resorcerine Hair Tonic
Barney's Lmiment
The above are remedies prepared here and which we have
pleasure,in recommending when such are required.
Red Cross Drug Store, FJ^^Bis. c.
—Sometimes, you remem-
be cruel in order to be
New
Indications are
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that thhi will provo to he the best
retail waist season on record.
Onr goods und your energy should
make it sa
it is High Time
»»mmmim9mm**m***J*£m*+i*i*im*, *m*m*m*%*m9
to look through your trunk, see
what yoa need and order what
vou Icel la too good to last long.
Don't Wait
%>m»WMww»»'-«»W^WiM
till others have secured all we
have nf what you like beat and
need moat.
W. R. flegaW, Sandon and Vernon.
powder, Fuse, candles,
Groceries
Genera! nine Supplies
THE LARGEST STOCK
IN THK BLOCAN.
DISCOUNT ON CAR IX)T8
or ANT HEAVY ORDER
Sandon
H. Geigerich, Sa|d
The general officers of the American
Smelting and Hefining companv have
jiotifiedJliKraanagerjaLtheJ^
plant of, the increase tof 25 cents per
hundred pounds in the purchasing price
of lead, and the material advance of 18
in the value of the metal. As a result
of'.tlus it is stated by informed ones that
the abandoned silver and lead properties of that state will commence resuming.
A very curious old mine with many
remantie associations is that of Qulndio,
in the United States of Colombia, where
ciunibar, the ore of mercury, has been
wrought from the time, of tho earliest
Spanish explorers, almost 200years ago,
at a spot 10,000 feet above the sea. Its
locality is further remarkable as being
one of the wettest places on the globe
It is exceptional for the rain to cease
throughout tho greater part of the
year.
Celluloid is a mixture of camphor and
gun-cotton. It has the great defect of
being extremely liiliammable, aud as n
consequence, many attempts have been
made to obtain artificial celluloid thnt
that would not bum so» easily. By a
new patent, hydrochlornte of turncn-
tine Is ;now substituted (or camphor,
with the result that celluloid can now
he manufactured more chuanly, is .more
"table, and is less combustible, than as
formerly composed.
At the Crowned King property, Prescott, Arli., Georgu P. Shurtleff is installing a tall-treating plant, to handle
the 45,000 tons nf tailings on thn dump
of that property. The tailings are
roasted to a red heat to remove enough
of the sulphur to leave tho Iron magiie.
nolle so that it may be readily removed
The remainder of thn tailings, consist-
in fir nf aluc aud clllcates, pass over a
whldov concentrator, during the Jour*
ney being deprived of the nine, after
which they are ready for the cyantdi*
vats. Tlie capacity of tlie magnetic
separator being installed there is 100
tons per day.
Somo idea of the magnitude of (he
great Washoe smelter chambers ami
••tack may be had from tho following Information: For one quarter ol a mile
Irom thu point where the single flues
enter, the main flue will be IS feet high
and 00 (ect wide In tho clear, roofed
with structural st*el and concrete, with
V shaped bottom, under wliich a tram
track runs for removing dust. Above
this the flue broadens to l'i) feet, same
height, with double V shaped bottom,
tracks under each, covered with structural steel and ateel plate* to get a radiating effect, This part runs up the
steep hill hack of the concentrator, and
terminates in the ha*e for the great
stack This stack Is to be of brick, 800
feet high and 80 feet in diameter in the
clear.
ft •? r*. . ti . -rt.i , „—„„,»*»*.
\ Av* of the \ii\\lt*A Rtal#« Mines com-
' ptny ol New Ynrk, stated that he wm
arranging to blow in the furnace* of
the smelter t»-wt«d left seaton »t Mae*
key, of that state, at a eo« el fl.ftW,-
000,  Tha smelter haa a capacity of 900
»«!>• «nt> rim*   n.,A \19 Vixirn «ti»V#»HI 1b*1
U «m the purpose to keep it UAi blast
afttr starting up. The mine (• being
actively developed with a crew of 60
men, the ore rarryinr about 8 f*r cent,
copper aad W -fold and silver A shaft
has been rank to a depth of 7uo feet,
connecting with **8 000-foot tunnel, The
company hat txm-tuutted «» ctectrtc
i ail line betwesn tlw mine and the
ffme!tcr,a distance of II mite* Thl*
road haa a grade of 8 per com and it is
calculate I that the motor will draw a
load of tea cat*, each carrying five tons.
the rout* traversed belaf quit* tnouo-
•-■■■■' ,* Hard to Toit.
•'Does Whiskey ever freeae?'
"I don't know.   I've always livbd'in
the-First-ward.-Tlt-n9ver_hasi.tlme_t0L
freeze there "—Chicago Record-Herald'.
The Strap Hanger.
The man whose life hangs by a thread
Need waroely give a rap;
His peril doosirt oqual one
Wno*e life hang* by a strap,  —Judge.
On Time.*        , !,'. . ,-t
"What's your hurry?"i •
"I promised my husband I would
meet him at 1 o'clock."
"But it's only 2 now."—Life.
Farmer John's Reply.
"Is this the way to Wnrehum ?"
Asked the maid wilh bloomers on,
"It's how I've always wore *em."
Bald astonished Farmer John.
—Baltimore American
Pioneer Hotel of the Slocan       -
ROBERT CUNHIHO, Praptiator
A Table that is   replete  with the
choicest seasonable viands.
P. O. Box 296.
Phone 179
W.J.McMillan*Co.
WHOLESALE GROCERS
and agents for
TUCKETT CIGAR CO.,
UNION LABEL CIGARS
BRANDS
Monogram,     Marguerita,
Rooms Large, Airy and Comfortable.   Special attention to the mining: trade.
P.vBtirn:
Co,
Fresh, Salted and Smoked Fish Just Received.
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Eastern &| Olympia Oysters
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Boquet,
El Justillo,
Sarantizados
Our Special,
El Condor,
Schiller.
ALHO
Tuckett's Union Labe'
Cigarettes
Raroack T. It B. V. C
Corner Aleiander atreet and Colombia Av»nu*,
Vancouver. D. C.
Silver King Hotel
In Nelaon, I have nacured a
lease upon the Imperial, and
have changed the name to
what tt waa yean agos
The Silver King Hotel
Thii name U familiar lo all
who blazed the trails In early
days, and tha newcomera
Will l1*A Art ft*** •*»« *u*._ u«U|>
ia and #£« urn.
A.   KLEINSCHMIDT.
Turkeys and Chickens
Sausage of all kinds made fresh every day in the week
CORRECT   FASHIONS
A visit to our Tailoring
Emporium will give
you an Idea of the prevailing tty lee for Spring
Clothing	
d. R. CAMERON
wceo avknub.
Gale's
Barber
Shop
AHD BATH ROOMS
Tbe fcert Tonaortal Knubluhment in
the Blocan.
Balmoral Bum, Main 8*„ Bandoo.
^e Filbert Hotel
Wm. Bennett, Proprietor.
I
Th* V-l!h».rt li now the bm% hotel In tha Sloean.    Tha Dining Room la con-
dnru-ri on «trl«tly ttmt-elaati tprinelnlea.    The rooms are targe,
eomfoitabla and properly taken care of.
ELECTRIC LK1HT, HOT AIR, HODERN PLU/1BINQ
EVERYTHING UP-TO-DATI?
We set the Best Meal in Sandon
Moris, *Oc.  Tickets If.
Main Street.
Sandon.
Best JOB WORK in the Slocan done mt THE LEDQE. THE LEDttE, NEW DE^VEK, B. C, APKIL 16. 1903.
Tenth Yeau.
CONDENSED ADS.
ICon(tei«ed •dverttsomenla, suoh as For Sale
wanted, Lojt, Strayed, Stolen, Births. Deaths,
Marriages, Peroooaf. Hotels, Le*al, Medlcal.ete,
are Inserted whan not exceeding 80 words foils cents each Insertion. Bach five words or less
over iu words are Ave cents additional.!
Notary Futolio.
TjX M. SANOII.AND8  SANDON, B. C.
M_U.   Notary Public.   Insurance  Agent and
SMiningBroker.   Mining stocks boughtaudsold.
eiieral agent for Slocan proiiertlca.   Small
ebts Court held lst and 3rd Mondays in every
month.   Established 1895. *.*■■.
HOTH3LS.
TKKMONT HOUSK, NELSON
and American plan. Meals, *5 c
European
         _      ..  j cents. Rooms
from 2 cupto«. Only white help employed.
Nothing yellow about the place exoept the nold
In the safe. MALONE & TilEGlLLUS.
MADDEN HOUSE, NELSON, la contrally
located and lit by electricity   It Is headquarters for tourists and old timers.   Miners or
u a im-Su6 n onL ow'ly welcome.        THOS.
MADDEN. Proprietor.
TH.k Rol;<iI' u9TK-t» Nelwn, is noted for
•a- thootcclleiiceotltscuUino. SOL JOHNS,
proprietor. ■•
•DAHTLKTT H')USK,:fonnerlj
AJl Is the best .X a. daj	
while help employed.
..   .   . •,.    .--;-* ; "ly the Clark
i the best.) a. day hotel In Nelson.    Onlv
help employed.   O    W. UAHTLETT
i«ro rk-tor.
THK EXCHANGE, in KASLO, has plenty
•*■ of airy rooms, anda bar replete with onlcs
and bracers of many kinds.
i.l'ALMKR& ALLEN.
.■f-Ji?r?l0San Pcoi'^.to find when dry orln
search of a downy couch.
  KRUrER a LATHAM.
"WATOHES,
J ^v.^ur ?i' Mniiuractiirlnjr Jnwcllor.
V«h &x,,crt Wat1f;h R^Pn'rer, Diamond Setter.
XHnh£?v\&- V*«n'»otures Chains. Locke's
in.i.!nw' ^o^manslm) (riwrniitccdequnl lo
i*0 S   d        ' y ma" 80,Ic,t«l>   H™
OIQARS.
■J*nK OAllINKT CIGAIl STOKE Sells
<r«i.?''r?. Lat",kla, Student's' Mixture. Pace's
Twist, (raven's Mixture. Ro, I Jack. Natural
Leaf.aiulmsny other kinri^nf Tobacco tU,a'
°B MATTHEW, Nelson, P.O. Box 4rt
Kootenay Oettidy Works,
J   Airi.M0DiOJJA?'nS    Manuraclurlnjr   nnd
O«   Wholesale Coiifoctloiior.      Nelson. ».(?
Wholesale   Merohants,
STAIIKKY * CO.,  WHOLESALE Tip»t
„    ers in Butter. Eggs  Cheese   Pr«wF .^
Fruit, Nelson.«B.C wecso- 1 roduce and
XjEOKAJL,.
IveV^X.Vs^e^?10-    *»**.»>
Bmnch ofc'^ l*MLi>abl,c    ^K
Branch Office at New Denver everv Saturday
Insuranoe & R,eal Estate
Mlnln^^tl^e"^--^!,-,erS "■, «<** R««»S
Lots for Sale.
Houses to rent and Town
NOTARY PtTBLTO
JtR' WABIf I>ALT..' New Denver,, B. 0.,
KOTARV PDBLIO/
OKXERAL  AGENT
Real Estatynnd Mineral filalm*. for Sale CNIms
rcprewiied and Crown Oratiteil. umim
DTJWTISTR.Y.
J>T*. MIT J,OY, "W*
Hashsdnvearsexpcrlono^ Jndanlnl work nnri
rnsdo to the Shcan reuu'arly
Qeneral   Storo.
J Tf,ltKT'T'VJ*. T»RKR   PORKS, denier In
el.  nr,ivvr\pi. ttrv Onnds. Etc.   ~'!,,"r,n
port all over the Slornn.
flood* Khl|>-
SANITARnTM.
HAI'.V»V"t,"OT iHHiiroa «ANIT III.
_... v,USI: Thp»»">»tcomplete u r » I th
on the CmitliiMil nf Korlli Ameri- H E A T H
"• WV>»twl mlrt»t seenervim. nrnnnT
{Willed forflrand.ur. IW||„*. RESORT
££££ »S,',.R*«n|'7«"»Mo the" any,", "of
!2^V.i TBfcwni'h"P «wtmimieail.,n Villi Hl"
*™?i,uf"V>]'h*lv:;' '»""•ftrriv" »»'i ■W
»».!■ yJi ,"1 ,,n.,h''* «•«"• «» n*rv«i. and
mu.eul*rdl«j;a»e»: Its wxi^rs heal «l| KIHrev
Liver and Ktomaeh Ailments tt everv inlme.
V.i n!f.?-.0f $ ,.r".nn'-iri*'. "''<"' 'iM'tweei.
N«w Denver snd Ifnlrvnit, ntitalnsble all Ihe
mr round and wn/t for tn dsy " It ii ». Hal
eyoii Rprln««. Arrow Luke. II. C.
5 rt-orp the buips Kenner S
3 HANK   RCKLAW __     \
99*<'%&%*&9,'%W%W%> •% «ni
Joe Martin is frank.
He gave his private opinion of
Senator Templeman in a public
way, on tbe floor of the House, the
other daj\
He said; "Thatgentleman is now
a member of the Dominion cabinet
and might be presumed thereby to
have some knowledge of political
affairs. It would appear, however,
that he doesn't know much."
Joe Martin is a prominent figure
in tho Provincial Parliament,—a
dignified position, to bo sure,—and
might be presumed thereby to have
some knowledge of what he is talking about, but before accepting as
final hts opinion of Senator Templeman it might be as well to hear
Senator Templeman's opinion of
Joe Martin.
Sioeah's rag-titne philosopher,
Wm. McAdams, and New DenverV
sage of the humorous nib, E. T.
Lowery, are now preparing to produce cyclones in the literary field
at Vancouver.
They are both far from home,
but not in a stiange land.
When McAdams first visited the
Terminal city he was there ou important business.
He had an idea, and the Supreme
Court was so anxious to learn the
reason0 for that idea that they sent
an escort after Billy and paid his
way thither.
During that brief stay on the
coast, the rag-time philosopher met
and talked with and was entertained by three Siwash Indians who
iad robbed a man, a "crook" from
San Francisco, innumerable petty
thieves, three Supreme Court judges
and other notorious people.
But their company had a depressing effect upon his rag-time philosophy, and he ignored all their
pressing invitations to prolong his
stay, and meandered home.
New Denver's sage of humorous
nib has also eaten crabs fresh from
the salt ski, and played over many a
fat kitty there where it rains between meals.
If the postoffice department and
the Supreme Court do hot inter-
^6HB"t)T5y^v11 rtTTfn"l50sS~"tlif"~first"
cyclone about May 1.
Politicians aro already strengthening the guy-ropes on their political smokestacks.
Get into the cellar 1
Tl e twister is coming 1
~-\
X strenuous life:
WSiatisit?
Opinions differ; and then, too,
there arc different degrees of strenuous living.
To tho man who plays hia fortune on change; who counts his
day's profits or losse* by thousands,
a   "strenuous life" means some-
They did not sit down to mourn;
they went strenuously to work and
built another camp.
Water has threatened to destroy
the new Sandon, but it did not
dampen their ardor, nor take any
of the strenuousness out of thein.
They cheerfully fight on, threatened by the hills that tower above,
the waters that flow turbulently
beneath, and the fires that are
within.
A strenuous life is Sandon's!
what
what
BURVBYOR
MflLATCHIK,
JOHN
vlncliil Land Surveyor.
Dominion and I'm-
Nel*iti. n n
Alt HKyHNf), Entitieoranii I'rovliulal
.   Land Purveyor.   K 4*1/1 -"»"'»•••
DRU08,
V    Mall orders pro nptlv attended lo.
TAXXjOJUS.
ram a;
OASIKHON, Handon. Msiiufsriiire-
to order* and Mlelt* )Nilron«ir<
K(X)TKNAY RAIMVAV A NAVIGATION COMPANV, UNITED.
OPRIUTING
INTERNATIONAL NAVIGATION A
TRADING COMPANV I.IMITKI)
KABLO A SM)CAN RAILWAY.
am * in. Lv.   KASLO An. a.15 ,» m
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•*•   *    ■ -'■ ->■> ft* ut,
INTERNATIONAL NAVIGATION A
TRADING Ornil'AXY, LIMITED
KA8L0NELS0N ROUTE
thing quito different to what it
means to th i ordinary business man
or Artisan.
Generally speaking what I consider is a strenuous life for myself
I nin not ready to admit would be
a ntromioiifl life for my neighbor.
But wc each nro quito confident
that our's is strenuous enough.
And wc nro quite right: it is as
strenuous ns wo can make it.
But if wo could view it from tho
standpoint of an active life-—a life
tliat accomplishes something—how
humdrum it would be.
A strenuous life, then, is
we believe our's to be—not
it in.
4-
ttut hoyond tho personal application of "a stroiiuotiH life," there
in its general application—to communities and the nation nnd thc
ago.
To an Easterner the Hfo of n
mining community is strenuous In
thn extreme; it borders on desperation.
Hut to the resident of a mining
community It is soft, free ftiideany.
There in nothing strenuous about
It w> long as the pork and bcnni«
am piled alongside tne pick and
hmiMpre.
There Is, however, one Hfo that
IS ctrenuotm—and that Hfo in lived
in Sandon.
It Is not a question of degree;
Lift? In Sandon  Is strenuous beyond all degree.
it (inn: m miy mem m ioyAiiy,i
iiimitit ony iiieiik. iu ^In^i*, Ml
faith, or hope, or determination,
ihe |>M*p!© of Smdon  dc*crvo a
second helping.
WHY   DO   NOT   MOMS   MINES   PAY?
There is more to mining than
simply having a ledge or deposit of
ore.
Mining is a legitimate business,
to be conducted on strict business
principles.
In somo propositions and at
some time of the development there
is quite a gamble to it, but so there
ia in many lines where tho chances
for making big money exist.
Is not tho steamship business a
gamble?   Is not the canning busi
ucss a gamble ?   Even the farmer
gambles every year as to his crops
and prices.
The cattle men lose their herd
by a storm or drought. The gambling instinct is in human nature,
which means'wanting to get something for nothing—making money
without earning it.
It is for that reason the mining
world offers such a profitable field
for the dishonest to operate in, for
there are chances of making, legitimately, immense fortunes.    «
It is a field very alluring, and
about which most people know
very little.
The reason for the failures are-
ignorance and dishonesty. I do
not mean to say there are no failures by honest, experienced mining
men, but the long list will come
under the other heads.
This i8«especially true in a new
country like Washington or Alaska,
and where there are so many
natural disadvantages to overcome.
Here is a case of a property
Owned by a prospector without
money (as usual). It shows good
value and is consequently a world-
beater. He will not make a reasonable deal with the mining man who
-knows-Jiow-tQ-Qpen—up_tho-prop^
erty, and who has the money.
The one-horse broker gets hold
of him. Here are two without
money, to make their fortune. The
broker, by proper manipulation,
convinces the prospector that by
stocking it for 81,000,000 and tak-
400,000 shares himself, giving Mr.
Broker 400,000 shares, and putting
200,000 in the treasury, aud by
selling same at 5 cents, then raising it gradually to 50 cento, thoy
will make it a paying mine.
The prospector is put in as manager, the broker as president, and
it is launched. The laboring man,
working girl and poor widow are
shown assays of the oro—made by
a reliable assayer; thoy invest
The broker thinks ho is now on the
easy road to wealth, but knows
nothing in regard to mining. The
prospector knows nothing in regard
to managing a mine; he is all right
for pounding a drill or hitting a
trail. . The second year there is no
more treasury stock; the mine has
trails, cabins, blacksmith shop, etc.,
with about 20 feet of development
work. Is it the fault of the property that there has been a failure ?
No. That is the story of hundreds.
Then, there are other cases,
where the dishonest" hive organized, on a stranger, had assays
trade on the other man's ore and
sold siock; have done no work: absorbed all proceeds of sales. The
mino was nothing. ""/Was that the
fault of the mine? No; but legitimate mining gets the blame for
til this. The reason for this is
that most people go in for mining
as a gamble, not as a legitimate
business proposition. They do uot
seem to think that as good horse
sense and business judgment slould
be used in that as in any business
transaction, and not throw money
out ou mining in the same way
they would on a roulette wheel.
They trust to tho other man's
judgment, whom they do not know,
and excuse themselves by saying,
well, it is a gamble; I will just take
a flyer. But if it fails, he condemns mining, and says there are
uo good mines in this state.
If you are going to invest in
mines, do it in a businesslike maiiT
ner. * A good man charges a good
price for his time and opinion, but
it is cheaper in, the long run. 1
have in mind an illustration which
bears on the subject of this article:
It was in California. San Francisco men owned a 20-stamp mill:
had a superintendent; paid $125 a
month. The property was losing
money; stock hold*rs discouraged.
The president was on the train returning from the mine to San Francisco; he got in conversation with a
inining man to whom he described
the situation. The mining man
said: "I know what is the matter;
you need a superintendent; I know
a man; he is worth $300 a month,
but he can make that mine pay."
The president laid the plan before
the directors of employing the $300
man. They hold their hands up
in horror; the mine was going in
-debt-noWj-aud—to—make—an—estrn-
expeuse of $175 was beyond reason.
"Very well," the president said,
"If you .will not. I shall change
superintendents at my own expense."
The second month after the new
man took charge of the property he
was paying dividends. At the end
of the year the entire indebtedness
was cleared; the mine was paying
handsome dividends and the superintendent's salary was raised to
$500.
This speaks for itself. It pays
in mining more than- any other
business to have the best men yon
can get, where there are thousands
and sometimes millions at stake.
Do not blame mining for your
losses, Do not blame the mines
for the fail ures. You do not blame
the real estate business if you make
a poor deal. Why should you
blame mining.—C. E. Bogardus,
in N.W. Miner, M. & M. Journal.
HENRY'S NURSERIES
ROSES, BULBS,
RHODODENDRONS,
FRUIT & ORNAMENTAL TREES
GREENHOUSE and HARDY PLANTS.
HOME   GttoWN &   IMPORTED   GARDEN,
- »   FIELD AND FLOWER SEEDS.
BEE HIVES AND SUPPLIES
. NOT, the' largest nurseries, greenhouses, and
seed houses in Uie world.'' but we have better
stock than ever, and you will save money hy
buying direct. My new Catalogue will tell
you all about It.  Mailed free. *
M. J. HENRY,
8006 Westminster Road. Vancouver, B. C.
WHITE LABOR ONLY
The entire stock of tho world's
money, gold, silver and paper,
would not bo sufficient to buy one-
third of the railways.
H. GIEGERICH
Staple and Fancy
GROCERIES
Agent for
GOODWIN  CANDLES
GIANT POWDER
G. W. GRIMMETT,
C. P. R, Timo Insi-eetor.
SANDON, B.C
RELIABLE ASSAYS
Gold t .75 I Oold and Silver..H no
Lead 7S I Gold.Bllv'r.cojip'r 1.50
Samples hy mall rood ve prompt attention,
Gold and Silver Refined and Bought
OGDENASSAYCO
17SS Arapahoe *">.,   Denver, Colo.
Carload
ol fresh
Groceries
LADIES-
Vou »*lll l»e Intftrwl-Ml lo know iliat onr
ifaK'knf Hummer foil wear wilt nrrt\e In
a few liajr*.  iSt) IUIi iliii|»n ami tinlih.
J. B. SMITH & CO.
Ne* Denver, B. C,
TENDERS WANTED.
rpENDERS win no received upi to April 80th
1    for the lepalrhiK of the \t nkefle'il flume,
the entire ilManeo from the mill to the dnm.
Address all correspondence to Hox lift, Silver
ton, BO.
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS
MOUNTAIN ClIIKF Mineral Claim
Situate In the Arrow Lake Mining Division of
Went Kootenay Dutrlct. Where locate-l1
On Canyon Croek about two miles from the
Junction with Carrlboo Creek,
TAKK NOTICE That I, A. II. Ileyland.aiwnl
for I'ctor McDonald. V, M. 0. lUj&ri. Ellen
Mt-Dmiirald, K. H. C MtM), Waller Kns<. V,
M. C 41033, Intend, t-lxty dayi (mm the dnii
hereof, to nnnly to the Mining Recorder hu
a certlHeMe of ImprovemcnU. for the purine ol
obtaining a crown grant of tho above claim.
And further tnke notice that aclloii under Sec.
ST mti't ho commenced before tho Itiuanoe of audi
eertlflcnto of improvement*.
Dated thl* S4th day of February. A.D. imi.
A. H. I1KV1.AND.
Lowery
Claim
AINSWORTH
SANDON
J. K. CLARK,
MINES
and MINING
Reports, Examinations and Manage*
ment.
NEW DENVER,   -   B.O.
CANADIAN
Is now published
in'Vancouver." The
price is still $1 a
year to any part of
the world. Send
in your orders and
address all letters to
R. T. Lower}'
Vancouver, B. C.
Reduced
Settlers' Rates
■ DATE   OF  SALE   EXTENDED   TILL-'
June 15th
Kortlme tables, raleafand complete Inform**
11 ni apply of local agent, ur-
A   H. LEWIS, 8andon Agent.
J. 8. CAItTEH. E. J. COYMS,
D. P. A.,Nel»on. B.O.       A.G.l'.A., Vancouver
NOTICE.
y
latin
TO DELINQUENT CO OWNER.
To J.M.V. 1IESF.DUM. or lo wliom«*vcrho
may hav* ir»n«ferr*>d liU Intercut In the
Crasftfitll mineral chilm. vlluntcd nt,the liimd
of Eight Mile creek, Sloean MiningDIvMnn.
\Ve,t Kooieimy DMrk-t. II C*
OU. and tacli nt vou. are hereby notified that
I have  extended the ttum of *IW1 ffl In
ior »nd Imiirovi'inent* unon ihe almve m«n-
Ikmed mineral claim under Ihe privlMiti* ol
lh* Mineral Art. and If. within ninotv dav.
from the dale of Hit* notlre, vou fall or refute I
ci.iiiilliiilfl vmir gxtrlinu of all nuch exiwudllniwi
tmumiilni!11tijihii t«■(»<\iiY:it*uwlAny intti*
m Melt l« now due, together with all coal* of ad
vcrtUlng. ynur intercut In the ailil claim will
Wntve th* |ir«j»Hv ol -th* -miricr-donNl nndci
swii«n I of «n Act entitled "An Act to amend
the Ml eral Act H«A"
Dated at nailo, II O, thl* Mh day nf March.
A. H IIMI. ItOIIKRT EWIN.
NOTICE.
■.lilt.,*.ot 1st. .iiMxiiis An.J;lbf>.m
BAOa ro. Ar.   KAHI/) t.v. adiftp m
Ticket* aol<| to nil ptrla of thn Unitml
8tojrt?,J2d*ct!l"j!" ™ Qmti Northern
■nd O. It A N Comr»«ny,# line*.
For farther r>«f tlcoUr* rail on or ad-
drtm*
HUBERT
Tliey live in the wakn of the tle«-
troyer of life and of properly, anil
defy him lo the tivtli.
{•ire, water, IniuMidr*and unoiv-
alidea liavn no terror for thero.
8now»liile«  eom«   down    upon
KVIXO. iJAn»gtr, K*tUi, j thtm, burying their roadway oui of
ATI iii Yin arciuouin *7^7^iZi^h*' *™} nhui^nLX %Hght out of
ATLAHYIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS jtbdr windowa.
T» uk fr*. mm****** ***** *i* owuiu*     Th<%y d»i*rfully eat the roadway
Mi AMfft-M ut*.   Arvty t*t mnint Ait*, throngh and nhovel the tnow away
Mi»,tta«ttMi m Maamaot>9 it, My c.   ho \H the dayliRtit in.
utaawwtat- ».„„^.       !    I^f* h*M I felted up Ui« buUdinen
(t. 8. OARRKTT, '»    . t t f t   t  t, , *
ar.RJrmUffnmm   .iu tLe wiwrow  huIcK ikud fori tlw
w, r r Oamaiitt**. a. a.«. a*\., Wton^w town a IkhI of Afthea.
The
Ozonagram
•^Wm. He Adams
Will appear in Vancouver about the J st
ul *iit«y.      It iiixx he
uhcivtiU page week
ly with no moss on
its editorials, and no
barnacles on the
matter. I lie circulation is limited to
over a million, and
if you will send $i
this literary cyclone
will be sent to any
wMrcM for one year.
Commence with the
first number. Address all letters—
The Ozonagram
Vancouver, fl. C,
T-kJOTtflR I* hwrliy flven tliat. thirty d*y»
ll ull-cr ilnte I I'HimmI to MIH'I) Oi ll<« Hon.n-
alii* thn CttUf 0<miinl«*l'itiT of Mnd« mim!
Wofktfor* *i*a*\iai lic«nc« In cut and c.»r>
aw*)r limlwr from lha f<> fciwlnir dewrihrdlrarl
of Imd. MliiaM mi the •■•uili »ldi« of Hmmnii
l^,k« on Ihe N*hn»|» mimI aioemi Hallway, torn-
menfiijirata tf** martuA *'.M O.
I»kt*<*td
,...     . H.iV.V
 ._«M-!**Wi*lS5t*»***S« «* A B, I'I*hU'jmJ
t«».|, *ud alrait Mi f«rt from lh* armihweM i«
itrrnf Hummli Mh«, ihfiip* «>mih *• clnl •
ih*ne«MH mchain*, thane* north mclnlm
ih"i.<ti wt<*l *» clialtii to  |wt t of c<imni«i«<
9*t't ... ...
Hatcil al Sew ,lWmttf, m lha llth day «»
March. U>ii.
M. OrNTKnURIRR.
Spring Goods
a****^+*_**09^+w9**+*****+*******i*<ii*
■y^-^yyywWi^AiWW^WW
We have the larRCW st.*k nl Ucadv-Made Clothinj? in tho city, nrrlv-
injf dully (rom some ol tlio largest wholesale firms In Montreal and Toronto.
Fit guaranteed.
Our suck oi Hoot* and Shoes will soon bc complete. Try the Invlclus
Shoo nut nn bv George A. Sinter. Not forgetting the finnoun Ames Holden
Shoe, • Union '-Undo, ,rwltli Ptiimp on ench alto*. We w teh our Indv frlerds
to know that we havo added a largo stock of Ladles' Shoes. Call and see
them    Prices right.
Our prim in Oroccrtca nre. uwny down. Leave ymir oi-der fnr the
month of April with ub.   Delivered to nny pnrt or Sitndon free ol clmrfie.
MacDonald & Ross, Sandon
'/a- Newmarket noiei
NOTIOF
1 P», .  ™
■IWW«^<^*Ai'-VW|WMiA«l>W^iMi'
VIIIRTV DATRgfcr «l'«« t h.l't.d to»M4)
.Vtir**, tnt a 8;*-m«I l.lcww* in mt ami t*rr*
away Hm*wt torn tm fOUwalnir Ant Ittwtr**-'
'thud Uxmtnaiilnff at » l<«tt idttuifid almt;
ti . „.....
tliittihii teom ihe f toll'! pjw.'"j tjn> X***!*e,_
Hlwan «all»«y. *if*A ».S.O.Vabatf*99'.
tntwat." thmt* wanfint «-*•*)**, ifc wt* »»*l*
rh»iit«, llwtira wiOn wi cltalit*, lh«mr* www W
• halnsiAtM Hnluf rummMicm^nt
U,l«4*xRoaatwty. March toh. Vt.
J.J.OAIXAIIAX.
NOTICE.
*   talm tblai ifmrnimittmi «l Uwm *»
fwrftSfavitl Uttwt* t-o t**t *m| can
4
'*•*■.
rim mOtwml* of 11m If Mil* I-mI 	
A Sifiraa raf>way ■ name* wm W) t'lmim. ft****
wiiirtt «»*r*li*l»*. ihiwtt MM !•« »-lw»-». ihfut^
n<wlh t* ttaai M Ia i****** ol turn*mt tttwm^-mi,
Data* «*»***»*.»-« .*"«,»;* »I1„
v. OAi.f.i-nnKB.
II D(W DtWHTi ofTerH » plmM.it fliilwtltntc for
home to tlnwo who travel.   It te f»iHialrd on Ui© i
ulioro of Lnlte Sloean, the mo»t lieautiful lake In
all America.   From ita Ualeoitie* and windowi»
can b* seen the grandeal scenery upon this continent
*».c iti*eii.9H tat twtiHvwvui* m t**v um*.* win. n*\* ia.nnm,
W tell* 9% the head of every bed make it eat«y for the dry i
w momenta In llie mornlng.v^uK*uKj«*»cii**«-»«Ji
J*^|      The beat and cheapest meal« fn tbe rmwtry are
to ho lou in) ui Mie dining room.   "I lie Hiou.se is run upon owmopnlitan prindplen, and the prospector with hia 1
pack ia just aa welcome aa thc millionaire with Ida roll.
Every guest receive* the best of care and protection.
The liquor* sre the beat In the Blomn. and the1
hotel baa long been noted for Ha ftsb and game dinner*.
TJil* te the only fir-t-elfumt bwiw* In llie Jmeerne nt j
North America.   One look at tiie landlord will convince any ■tfraog-H' tltat tlie viand* are of the beit quality.   Room* rwierred by telegraph.4j<ji«tas<jsu»ctct
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