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 Volume X. Number 88.
NEW DHJNVER, B C, JUNR 18, 1003.
Price $2.00 Yeab, ADVThcE
Wore flbow Smelter Rates
J. L. Parker, oh behalf of the local
smelter combine, some time ago endeavored to show, atid Intor to prove by
expert juggling' with figures, that the
Ciinndinn stneltors wore giving1 the loca|
miner.* a better freight and treatment
rate than was given bv the uoielter
combine acrosB the line. His statements
were denied in these columns, and it I
has repeatedly been shown that J. L
Parker has figured wrong, and that the
local smelters are not giving abetter,
nor yet as good, a rate aa is given by
the American Smelting and Refining
company.
We are in a position ti offer further
proof of thia statement. Below is a copy
of a bona'fide letter from th* American
Smelting aud Refining company to a
Slocan mine owner It speaks for
itself:
"Dear Sir:—I beg to "acknowledge
receipt of your favor of May 28th. In
rep.y beg to say that we will quote you
a rate nl $5 treatment on your ore in
carload lots delh ered in Denver.
"The abDve rate is quoted with the
understanding that should London price
of lead be £12 or above, (I per ton will
be added to the treatment charge for
each rise of JB1 in the quotation.
•'We will pay for 95 per cent of the
silver contents, and 9o por cent of thc
lead contents, less 81 per 100 lbs. from
the London quotation. We will allow
10 per ceiit zinc free, and will charge
5'J cents per unit for all sine In excess
of 10 per cent.^'
The freight rate tb Denver is eome-
^■uliijiii^nitth.^ha f**afifmant.
vr SUV*1) ■ " Hirwiurm whv»mu*iv
bring the combined rate
- ti ■ 111 j^ ~»■ n-or*
of $5, would
up to 8W.
Bnt the freight rate to Nelson or to
Trail te only $1.50 to $2 per ton, tfhicli
means tliat'nt $15 a ton *the freight and
treatment rate charged by the local
smelter trust—the "Cwnada tor Canadians" are charging $18 and $18.50 for
the same work that the American
Smelting trust agrees to do for to. Can
J. L* Parker figure this out in his
patriotic way so aa to show that tbe Canadian smelters are doing the square
thing?
N. J. Cavanaugh, a man who Is, and
has beeu for years, closely engaged in
mining in the Slocan, and one who haa
given the question of freight and
smelter rates close and careful study,
writing on the question of the relation*
existing between the silver-lead mine
ownersofihe Slocan and the smelters
who treat tlieir ore, says:
"For several years aftor the silver-
lead mines of Kootenay wore opened,
we were obliged to soil to the United
States smelters, there bolng no .lead
smelters In oporittlon on this sido ol the
Jinn. Several load smelters wore built,
notably at Pilot Buy, Golden and Hovel-
Ntoko, out none of them mmiiikmI tu be a
kucc-jw. Various rates for freight and
treatment (this term includes all charges
for freight, smelting, refining aud marketing) were paid (luring thoso first
years, but the general tendency was a
downward trend of rates) until the year
1809; wliuu the prevailing rate (all
charges Included, except (Induction*
for Ions In smelting) was $(8 50 per ton
During the years 1893 and 1899, thn
Hall Mints smelter added a lead stack
to Ita equipment, and the Trail smelter,
which had been acquired by the U I'
11,, did the same, The only prices
quoted for lead ores were the Now York
quotation!, leu* the duty, Freight and
treatment rates (I am sorry tn »»y I are
unable to ititto what proportion was
tor freight, and what for treatment) of
fered by all concerns Luvlng lead ore*
wore vary dote to the figures given
Ho matter how do o to the mines the
smelter may hsve been located, ot how
far distant-Omaha, Belby, Kansas
City, Everett, Aurora, Trail or Set
eon, all made the tame charge. In
1800 tho "smelter trust," tm called, wa*
formed. " flta tru»i," for r«a«o»t Utwt
known to themeelv**, dM not entor tiie
market for Canadian lead ores. Shortly
after the formation of "the trust" and
fuel prior to January Ut, lata, a mewl*
ing of the Western "independent'
•meltett, via, Everett, Selby, Trail
and Nelson, was held in the Hotel
Kvan, St. Paul, Minnesota, where an
agreement wu made to purchase to a
limited amount the prailuut of the
Kootenay lead mine*.    The smelter
\o AtWverthe. wtbrtle ot any \i*n oi tlmt
ore te anv ether tmeltnrt the two rati*
waya operating in the dlstrto to share
■t^wJIy In any w«na{e f-nm «*h«m*«
points
* We now come to that much mooted
-,.'»»    •* "■■'-* ; I t* tii,.\tl »*A itttnlinmrtt
ifhal seemtto bother "so many. At AA*
St. Paul meeting tt waa dettded to
chance the basis of settlement for
Canadian orea to the London market
quotations) the miner waa told that ha
coald not toi tha fml London priceless
treatment charge, aa coat of lr*t|ht to
London rent* m botim that a iMtae*
tion af 10 cMita per MO poand* af bad
in ilia ore would na nudu to meet thit
1899, less 70 cents per 100 pounds, is
equal to the average New, 'i oik price
for the same period, 'less, the duty of
81.50 per 1Q0 pounds.   At the first of
the year 1901 (London prices having
men) a further clmrge of SO cents per
100 pounds of lead was made, and the
treatment rate reduced to $19 per dry
ton, once more equalizing the markets
quoted.   VV hat then are the facts?   We
are forced to sell to a trust equally as
potent as the American Smelting and
Refining company^   The  territory  is
apportioned, and if one smelter mad'
a bid for our ore it was useless to go to;
one of the others.   If your output be j
came too great for any one of them to
handle, or if they had a stock of lead
ore on hand, wo wore ordered to ship
to another.   We were told that we were
selling on the London market, but we
were In reality getting the New York
price, as Mr. Parker's figures prove.
Had this parity of prices been main
timed, a'l would have been we'l; but
when London prices went down there
was no corresponding decrease in the
rates charged, and  there  has never
been a return to the rates charged in1
1899    I maintain that ns good a rate
can be had via steamer from Vancou
ver, Seattle, or San Francisco to London, as can be had.from any of the
points named via all rail to New York,
If-we were selling on the Loudon market we should get the fullXondnii price
less the rates charged before the formation of the smelting trusts, and iii
the fact that we do not get those rato
lies the overcharge of which the miner
TcomplainsT"™—A--'-'- ™—:..".-''' ~~-- ., ' -.-'■
•'Assuming that the average ore of
this district carries 50 per cetit of lead
(although many mines ship a fiO and fio
per cent ore) and that I am correct ae
to freights, the Kootenay lead miner
paid during the year 1900 for freight
and treatment t2*>.80 per dry ton; for
1901, 828 per dry ton; and- for 19 >2
824 per dry ton, which rate Is still in
vogue If 818 50 performed certain work
in 1899 it should do as well or better
today In 1899 wo paid freight to New
York; today wo nre supposed to pay
freight to Loudon. Apply the simple
rule of three, and any school boy will
easily prove that we are mulcted by the
diffetenco in rates charged iu 1899 and
tl.oso charged for tho same work at the
prwunit time.
"Nor Is this all Tho average London prico for lead In tho years 19)1 ami
1002 was very close to $2.45 per 100
pounds. Taking 1902 for example: The
lead miner resolved U.45 per 100
pounds; add the United States duty nf
$1.50 per 100 pounds for lead in ore and
wo have the actual cost of Ciinadiiui
lead smelted In the United Suites The
average price of New York lead for the
same period was 11.05, leaving a very
nice margin for that portion of the
western "independent smelter*" on the
oilier nidi: of He line: nnd allowing the
home ''independents'* tn ship their load
to the States, pay tho extra (8212ft per
100 pounds) for lead In pigs, with a
nun-fin of 47ft cents por 100 pounds, pint-
what they save In freight by shipping
uo waste inuttM'tnl,
"What tho Ccour d'Alono miner pays
tor having hia ore treated should not
enter Into this controversy. That price
ia an arbitrary ono fixed by oue of the
most powerful trusts, thoy In turn
holding the price of lead at Ita present
figure. Two wrong* never made a
rightt and the prices paid for freight
aud treatment In the Ccour d'Alenes
heart no more relation tn the actual cost
of smelting, than the price of cotton to
that of blasting powder
"Regardleia of what Mr. Parker (or
anyone else) may aay to the contrary,
tha Kootenay lead miner haa never re
ceivod tho full benefit of the London
market. The first year our mar.
keta were changed, I. it.. 1000 we paid
$7 ft) more per ton for freight and treatment than iu the previous yean for HOI
wn paid 10 50 more, and for 1902 up to
the pro'umt wn are paying I5.V) more
per dry ton This rate of difference in
creating with tha percentage of lead In
the oie On a OO per te Ulead o»e tho
relative dlffereuctt, for ihevameyeair,
tieing f0.Ot), 111 So aud 87 80 per drv
ton
' To put the matter in another way:
II wo were receiving the full London
price for our lend, with a freight and
treatment rate on a  bails of rate*
*    *    „    .,-».,*    1|**WV1 ,     IV*.     ft*t ft      1*191      ttt     tjf\  *t%9
i**vii\i**i\ tirm we monlil tot the follow-
■mut
Mwo lt»: lead at lit IS&t. «d .be-
(ttff 89 St fat tflO j*>und«.  *§?& 10
htm 10 per cent (low In urnr Itlnjr    _ 51 j
tion, The smelters composing our
western combination, not Trail aiid
Nelson aloup, did on January lst. 19;'V2,
make a reduction of 84 froin • the * 828
charged. But the reduction was not,
as Mr Parker stales, owing to?the
receipt of a bounty on the refiningp'
lead. Everett, Selby and Nelson made
the same reduction, but they received
no bounty. The reduction' was mide
in response to a demand from the mi tier*
and a move on their part to smelt their
ore, if they got iio redress. Sev&rnl
conditions'attached to this qiussi're
duetion; the zinc limit was reduced
from 10 to 8 per cent, making the'reduction only, $3 on nearly all Slei'an
ores; the old rates were to" havo been
put in force as the London market, re
covered, Tl.e time for settl ment was
put at 90 days after the receipt of. the
nre, thus forcing the producer to stain!
all marked fluctuations Other and
more stringent conditions were to have
been imposed on the 1st of January
last (the manager of the Nelson smelter
'tatingin his annual report that steps
were beipg taken to extend the time
for final settlement for six moiitln--)
making the miner wait fiom Jinje to
Decemberio know what he had aecotii
plished in that month.
"The advent of the American Smqft
(ing and Refining company has been
cried down, but.it made our little combination recede from its position, put
the zinc limit back to 10 per cent, give
us immediate settlement for our ores.
antl a 824 flat rate for 50 per cent lead
ore, regardless of the price of lead on
the London market, lam not defend
ing the American Smelting and lie
tininsr company on any stand they may
have taken, and will always maintain
tlmt we should receive the full London
price, less a fair rate' for freight and
treatment, orllieT?ew York price, less
tlie duty\t\ tiling I have endeavored to
prove we do not get), but I will not
cry, them down or shout patriotism
until our own smelters quit the combination formed three years ago, and
give us our just due. *.\
"Trusting that tho foregoing will pet
the public riyht on the question in hand,
that they mav form their own opinioup
as to tho right or wrong of, tho rates
charged by the smelters, I am, yourp
verv truly* N J Cavaxauqh."
"Sandon, B. C, Juue6th."
ACuHranisoN.
Recently tho Wakelfold mine has had
occasion to use half a ton or more of
lead In repairing the piping at tho con
centrator. The cost of the lead is 7
cents a pound. Tho Wakefield is pre-
pniinir toship load ore, out of which
the smelters will take the lead and nay
the Wa'«tfio'.d 1& cents a pound, iesM
the cni-t of freight and treatment, which
brings it down to about, three quarters
of n cent a pound.
And thus dn we see how it works:
Crude lead sold by miner to smelter nt
say 1 cent a pound; refined lead on
which the government pays n bonus to
the smelter for refining, sold by the
smelter to the miner at 7 cents a pound.
In other words, the man who mines the
lend gets |IJ cents a pound, while the
man who smelts and refines it, making
tho man who mines it nay for the
smelting and refining out of his 1ft cents
a pound, gets 7 cents a pound. Olorlou-
"Canada for Canadians "
Freight and treatment,..
itt bo
m
Net price per tan....... §4
Aetaal return*, aame quotations
1.000pmmdt lead at $IM..... «2& 10
Lett 10 per cent ,     2 51
Frtffht and treatment	
W*i,tmpwjtm*.
ttt 50
04 0U
new cluirge.  Tim nm *n trdgitt aad,      ,  . . « «*
treatment waa Hied at «» par dry ton.!   "A mt difference ef WM
Mi next ittfioi I wi»li ait wrmA*9"*%Oi*ii***A. 	
War rareUlly fn mM.  TW average     "Mr   Parker in hit article make*
price for lead In London for the year' tome ttatemeata which nteA «(wati»ea-
ZINC HKDUOTION WOltKS.
On his recent trlpthrough Colorado, A.
It. HlunuMiaur had theplensure of visit-
lug the xincreduction worksestahllshed
at Denver by Rochester peoplo, antl was
able to get a perfect ln»kht into the
operallont of tho plant. Mr. Blumenauer aaya the method of reducing sine
to pure sulphide* it as simple at taking
cream ott a pan of milk.
The company operating the plant la
made un principally of the same men
who are interested in tho Hartney mine,
the promising Silver mountain prop
ei ty. They havo made the plant a
,'reat success at Denver, and aro determined to come Into British Colum
nia and establish a tine rtiducer here.
I'hey will bo In New Denver some time
In July, and will Inspect the Hartuuy
whlle here.
IN ORM ON HtlMK HON.
Moatra Moran and Greenlee last
wttak Htruck nre In the Ion* nniuol thoy
have been driving on the Home Hun,
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oe*r\y *  rnt\mu\   tmi.  *oA tuteml  in
make a shipment aa anon aa t>o«it-*ul(i
Thetannel has been driven UA feet,
and It now btAm tl»e ore *hwn thow*
ingon the surface.
r.wwtwit fiw»i«  -n»^i*r»*.
Tha Mlnneapolia Journal ia hot after
reciprocity between the United Statea
aud Canada. "Canada," It taw, "la
now tbe aole country to which reel-
prodty may at present be applied. The
*|w»rtal internal* mav poaaiblt beat u
tieatv with iSaoatte, but if tu y do It
•HI not \m until the senator* have gone
through an afontxing wane**. i«»r lti*»r»
are apeeial aa wall aa general interaafa
in favor of reciprocity with Cat.tda, and
when I hey show their lt«tb th«? tenatae
«ho alwaya votaa to favor special In
terests regardless of general interests
will* be'hard pressed Senators ofthe
statesmanship class will favor reciprocity with Canada because they are
stntesmen.
"Goldwin Smith says that the Americans are a nation of statesmen bnt tlieir
statesmen are traders; the people take
abroad view and are well Informed,
but the view of American statesmen is
narrowed by tho local or sectional interests which they personally represent.
That ia true, aiid' it is the penalty which
wo pay for our rightly-prized decentralization. Often measures approved by
the people-ns a whole are defeated in
congrfss by the special interest pull.
That pull lias Jong delayed the treatv
with Cuba, has defeated, in effect, all j
the Kasson reciprocity treaties, and
leaves us now with no opening for the
present in the way of reciprocity except
the arrangement with Canada. Such
being the case, all the friends of the
reciprocity policy should now net be
hind thn campaign for reciprocity with
Canada
"The prospects are really excellent
for an early meeting ofthe joint hiarh
commission, and the sentiment of the
people in both countries is tar rnnre
favorable than it was a vyear ago The
American people are getting over their
ill time tendency to ignore Canada,
■•tnd, are beginning to appreciate that
freeclom of trade north of the lakes and
the 49th parallel is of some importance.
Not many of them will take that narrow view'of the situation expressed by
the Philadelphia Press in considering
that the question of reciprocity be
tween the two countries is merely that
access to a market of 80,000,000 of people for access to ono of 6.000,000. Such
•i view does not command much of the
future. The tariff^relations between
Tliiwe tw^netnvOTriBs~is^ne^nat~beat8
strongly on the oeace, prosperity and
welfare of the whole continent In the
future Now is the time to beirln to
set them tight."
LOCAL.   I-.KW8   KI.OAT.
Strawberries fresh from tho vine H
Byrnes.
Mrs N. J Cavanaugh and family
moved to Sandon this week for the
summer.
Rev. Mr. Calvert and family will arrive in Now Donvor next Thursday
evening.
Some good-hearted person returned
our lost bill-pouch this weok, nnd we
are duly thankful,
J. M. McCloskoy, tho blind entertainer, gave a pleasant evening's enter
tainment In Bosun hall Tuesday evening.
Mrs Willis Cook nnd child loftThurs
day for Vernon, where Mr. Cook is employed ns engineer ol tho electric light
plant.
Thn Ladles' Aid of the Presbyterian
church held a very successful ice cream
and candy sale Thursday afternoon and
evening.
J C. Bolander aud partners aro surveying on the Shoshone for the Trade
Dillar lead, which runs throuiih the
property.
Alter being unconscious for several
days, Jas. Mlnto died in the Vernon
hospital last Saturday, from tho effects
nf Injuries received in tho recent powder
explosion at the Cherry Creek mine
Mrs. Mlnto lias the heartfelt sympathy
of this community, where the young
couple were so well known and respected. The remains were interred
at Vernon, Mrs. Minto returning to
New Denver Tuesday evening.
Union memorial Services
The union memorial services to be
held Sunday at 2 p. m. in Bosun hall by
the K of P., the I. O Ff and the
Miners' Union, assisted by visiting
brethren from neighboring camps,
promises to be the moet interesting service of the kind ever held in New Denver. Rev. Mr. Mclntyre of Sandon |
will conduct the service.
Through the efforts of A. Shilland,a
special train has been secured to lenve
Sandon Sunday at 9 a m. (or New Denver, returning at 7 or 8 in the evening
Il is expected that 80 or 90 Sandonites
will take advantage of the special and
come to New Donver to take part in
t>>e services and have a pleasant outing
on the lake.
It will require the beBt efforts of
every New Denverite to give the visi
tors a pleasant, hospitable time Itis
not enough for tho members of the
lodges holding the service to take a
hand in their entertainment. It is up to
every citizen of the town to do something to sustain the good name of the
Lucerne for hospitality and good fellowship.
Let every rowboat, and the steam
and naptha launches be placel at the
disposal of the. committee having,
charge, so that every visitor wishing
iheJ)leasurflLoLa_tiiB.„Qn the lake"niav
nelly, a native of Ireland, was suffocated
by gas in a Quartz creek claim. Henry
Peterson, a native of Denmark, latteiiv
from Oregon, was found bv the roadside on Hunker, with a bullet through
his head and a pistol by his side The
coroner's verdict was suicide. Fred
Fields was found dead on a raft on
which he was lost in the Duncan mining dietiict last fall.
FROM   THK   WASTE   DUMP
The Jumbo mine at Rossland is to
have a tramwav to facilitate shipments,
which are to be started In the near
future.
As soon as th1* government gives the
necessary encouragement to the lead
industry, the North Star will become a
steady shipper,
be accommodated free of charge.
The Knights, the Foresters and the
miners are doing their part; the citizens will do theirs
The naptha launch will make a trip
to Silverton in the morning to bring up
the ladies desiring to attend the services.
■U>UAN   OKK   BlltHMKNTH
The total amount of ore shipped from
tlm Slocan and Slocan Citv mining
divisions fnr the year 1902 waa, approximately, 80,000 tout Since January 1
to June 18, Itm, the shipments have
beeu aa follows:
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tVNiriK on thu aiwrr.
Aino* Thempnen m*A* n verv lm-
portant mrface utrika on the Sinfltbi*
week. Term month or more aluldng
haa beer, guinjf on and a new lead wat
uncovered some day* ago. Tha ore
ebtwingftn the enrtar« (a high-grade
jratona, and gives every promise of
opening into a big ore shoot,
SAMIION   NKWH   FLOAT.
P. H. Hickey Is spending a few days
in Spokane.
Byron N. White and son are visiting
the Star mine.
Thos. Jones is looking np sine ore
about Sandon.
Manager Garde ot the Payne visited
Hossland this week.
Bruce White came in from Nelson
last Thursday, going out again on Monday.
Oscar White and family have taken
up their residence in Sandon for tho
summer.
An ico cream social was held Tuesday in tho reading room of the Methodist church.
Col. Pearson Is miffeiing from having
his toes badly smashed by having a toy
roll upon them.
Alex Dodds left for Ferguson Wednesday, where lie will have charge of
the Triune mine.
A David died fn Spokane last Thursday and was buried there, Mrs David
returning to Sandon on Monday.
E. II. Atherton Inst Thursday received
the sad news of the death of his son,
Irvine, at St. John, IS. B., where Mrs.
Atherton and children are visiting.
Tho Clara Mathes company will play
In Sandon June 25 aud 8*1 Thia com*
l>aiiy is aa good, if not better, than ever
and theatre goera will enjov a great
treat.
V. 11. Hawkins, tho popular assayer,
was married at Ka«Io Katurday to Mini
Margaret Jack, of Boston, Mass, by
the Itev. Mr. Beer, Thev havo taken
np their residence in Sandon.
Oold Commissioner Cblpman, grand
master of the Maennlc order In It. C ,
with Itobt, MvTaggart.nfKatidriu.Uftfor
Vancouver on Monday to attend the
annual meeting of the grand lodge.
Fred Ritchie, the accommodating
manager of W It Mefaw'» Sandon
more, was married at Hevelstoke Tuesday evcniun tn Mits IMilh Smith, slsttr
of Mr* Uewloy, of Sandon, Mr. and
Mrs   111 tc hie will return  lo Sandon
•-tutnrdiiv !
,V M MeCW-fcey.. the \Niu\ fnrter*
Uincr, who lott Ida evealght tn an ex-
ploAinn at tht Knob Hill mine. Phoenix,
a vear ago, will give one ot hit entertainments at Sandon thit (Thtirtdsv)
evening in the Auditorium.   Mr  Me-
m.. i.,.. ,.!,... „ ,.. -„ it, .11. *.*,*
.... ■■■■••'   t,*.* **■• •»*   -   **•;    ■...*,.,......,.. .,.**., *.».,
it<aaa:d, and ha derives the cordial
support of every miner and rititen.
"iLKBPtNO IN THtt ICLOMDIKK."
A special dispatch from Dawaon aeyas
Fonr violent deaths hat** been nAAtai to
the Klondike lUt of victims. John Hon-
neaav, a miner, formerly of Seattle, waa
tmitid tn an abandoned tnintng shaft on
Ophlr ereek, eneat-ad in lee to hia neck.
It la Ihooght he fell in the water tan tall
and waa frozen »otfd white standing in
i the water up to hit chin.   Owen Con-
CONSERVATIVE PLATFORM.
[Adopted at Revelstoke, September 13th, 190*. J
1. ■ That this convention reaffirms llie liol.ey
of tho party In mutters of provincial rondgnml
trails: the ownership and control of railways
and thc development of the agricultural resources of ihe province as laid down In the platform
ndoi ted iii uctol cr. lttKi, which I* as follows:
"To actively aid in the construction of trails
throughout iho undeveloped port ons of the
province and thc building of provincial trunk
roads of public necessity.
"»To adopt the principles of government ownership of niliways in *o far as the circumstances
of tbe province will admit, and the adoption of
the principle that uo bonus should bc granted to
aiiy railway company tUileh does not give tlw
government of the province control of rates
ftVMjjlae*lJbflnusedi.togeth*Bt*wIU»-th^©j4!eB-^—
purchase.
•• To actively assist by state aid In the development of the agricultural rcsourcss of the province."
*. That in the meantime and until the railway jtolicy above set forth can be accomplished,
a geiier..! railway act be pawed, giving freedom
to construct railway* under certain approved
regulations analogous to the system tliat has
resulted lu such estenslve railway construction
in the United Slates, with so much advantage
to trade and commerce;
3. That to encourage the mining industry the
taxation of metallifcroun mines should be on the
basis of a percentage on the net profits.
4. That the government ownership of telephone systems should be brought about as a tint
ktep iu the acquisition of public utilities.
6. Tliat a portion uf every coal area hereafter
to be dlsiKised of should be re-erved from sate or
lease, so that state owned mines may bo easily
accessible, If their o)ieraUou becomes necessary
or advisable.
0. That In the puln land leases provision
should bo made for reforesting ami tliat ttepe
should be taken for the general pni'rta'lon of
forests by guarding against the wasteful destruction of timber,
7 That tha legislature and j.orernment of the
province should |K»rnovere Inthe effort to seeum
the exclusion of Asiatic labor,
*. That the matter of better terms in the way
of sulisldy snd appropriations for the province
Hhould lie vigorously pr.Mtni upon the Dominion
government.
0, That the silver-lead Industries of the
province be fostered and encouraged by 'he lm
JKJOItfon of Increased customs duties on iced and
lead products Imported Into Canada, and that
ihe Conservative members of the Dominion
llou«u Imi urwwl lo supjiort any motion Introduced for such k .iiiipnse.
10. Ihat as luduitrlsl disputes almott Invariably result In Merest loss and injury both to the
parties concerned and lo the puiillc, legislation
should be imwrd to provide means for an ami
<-«ble adjustment of such disputes between employer* and employees.
11. That it Is advisable to fnfter Ihe manufacture of the raw products of the province within
the province as far a* passible by incsnsof Uia-
tion on the said raw pruducU, subject to relate of
the same In whole or i«rt when mauuftctured
In Hrltlsh Columbia.
CONSERVATIVE CONVENTIONS.
At a meeting of ihe eierutlve of the Provincial
(Vintcrvttlve A*MK'lstliMi, held at Vancouver,
the province wns divided Into live divisions for
orirsiilMllon purl**.-*: The Kootenay lloundsry
division I* made up of the following provincial
election districts: ihvelttoke,Columbia, ferule,
Craiihrook, Yinii, Kaslo.Hlotaii, tirana Fork*,
rireenwood, the City of K<«aland and Use City of
Nelson. At the same meet lug the following
resolutions were adored:
1. That e. nvBiiiioiis for nomination candidal** for menders of the legislative auKinldy |w>
msd« up of delegate* vims, u ss folMws:
(a) In e|ty el.nor«| districts mie delegale for
every flflv and fraction of tlttv vote* i»IM ai
the iinitlticlsl ele.ll.oi held In poo. snd ll lh«-
city .Is divided Into wants, the pn|«»nl«ni ot
d#le#st<-« for i*t h wa*Nl »h»ll t# 1*%it*4 <«» th*
Vote imllcl In each wand at the last muuiri|*l
•leet (on,
(b) In other electoral districts, one detemto for
every ttiiy or timUnii *4 Mn votim potiwl at the
provincial sln-tlmi held In IWti. the iMdegntiaa
In lw *pp«lnt*)i| to polling pl»-« or aa near
thmb> aa will I* fair t-> the voters of ttie differ-
etit nelKhlnriiouds.
t. The election ui dtWak-s sl.all I* at pttUk-
meetlogs IhUI at a designated * until i4aeelii
esifh pnllln/r dlfistrm, or In useh wsnflnrify
elMKMral dintrku. If Hue «uy b dlvkttrtl lu*>
watiM.   At sorb iniMk- mMHinM only tham who
.Intnl. ll,**..,.**,-!, *■*   ..,»..   ff-r7.*.*   ,r.„*«l.l,.,-   .,
ramlulaiiri »tUttitlai tht nofnlratin* nrnvtn-
Min, -AnAWii eoV1il.,ni, v,,1cf(,r|1"lt,k'l,tl ,
I. Two weeks* notlee shall i*» fiven e>r the
|«blie tiMtOnt* at wkleh the <kt>^r*ue are in in
tlattt4,art immlmtliat tftnttatkm* ir»t,*tl*
held to eltr ele-rh**! dlrtrtrt* two tieyt after ihe
day on wkkh itekttsleaare •k^iitl, and lo ■,il<«f
electoral dtstrltt*asven day* after AH tmtnina
iitma itwme*»'mt th* tutttttttw in t» tttiOt* it n
•(HisHfiiMeO Miiiltai piuce tit emu iiecxoiki .os-
Itkt. »i>J i* the «*m» day.
t. All notice* nf the dste *J pttUle *a*ttlr.tit
for the elerttoo trf ilrle«»t<*« to wimlnstlng e«in-
ventlotts, tbetapttartbttnieM ,*t 4**Uw*l**. attd
the tdsre ind dale of nfimtftatlng e»m-ren1lMit
In tf»e aeveral e-WtorsI 4ktrtH* tlisll t* prefwrmtt
hy the iwmhrr of the • stentlv« *rt the rttvl.t ■«
la wMrhthe etrrtorsl dMrtrt* ait sttnste. and
twed twit the mum of Uw K»eld*nt ami ******•>
bury nf »hr I'lo-am ul iV«iin»*i.». \**.k ..n .t,
A ijKsffnt of id'- in .,„„,.,, . f,
It-tld tn Vatirfiooer within s «»«i»ith, sttd iim due
fee bohinir gist Met newlnHtMr t*m vtmi v*i»»»
taratwflud. JOHS llot'<ri)S
f«*14**l ii tlm fni h„ i»l
f'.mwJvatf-re AeeorUif,m.
SUlto-tt. ■!«»»■» Hi., v.*i.l THE LKDUE, NEW DENVER, B. C, JUNE 18   1953.
Tenth Year.
The Ledge.
With which is amalgamated the
 SASDO.V   PAYS'fBKAK;	
i'uulished every Thursday in the richest silver-
 lead-zinc camp on earth.	
Legal advertising 10 cents a nonpariel lino
first insertion, and fi cents a line each subsequent
insertion. Reading notices 25 cents a line, and
commercial advertising graded in prices according to circumstances.
Subscription, it a year in advance or $2.50 if
not so paid. -  '
Fellow Pilgrims: Thk Lfcixit: is located at
New Denver, B. C, and is traced to many parts
of the earth It has never been raided by the
nheriff, snowsllded by cheap silver, or subdued
by the fear of man It works for tne trail blazer
as well as the bay-windowed, champagne-flavored
capitalist It aims to be on the right side of
everything, aiid believes that hell should be administered to the wicked in large doses. It has
stood the test of time, and an ever-increasing
paystreak is proof that If is better to tell the
truth, even it the heavens do occasionally hit
our smokestack.      -
One of the noblest works of oreatlon is the man
who ftlway* pays the printer; he is sure of a
bunk in paradise, with tuornlefS roses for a pillow by night, and nothing but gold to look at
by day.
Address all communications to—
THE  LEDGE,
■ New Denver. B. C	
A pencil cross in this square
I idli-ates that your subaerip
tl in is due, and that the editor
.rants mee again to look at
your collateral. 	
€M
pEE>
THURSDAY,   JUNE 18.   1903.
More Light JJ- £^5
KDITOHIAL   FLOAT.
In the words of Governor Odell
of New York, we exclaim of the
Slocan, "the future is before us."
A Chicago paper suggests as a
cure for the drink habit the Bucking of a raw potato soaked in ice-
water. 	
Here's what another has said:
"A true friend is a man who know?
you are no good aud is able to
forget it."
The Horseless Age says gaso-*
line  does tot explode,  and produces argument to prove that instead of exploding, it simply bursts
the tank and goes off.
Dr. Edward E. Hale is collecting opinions on the question,
' 'Should boys fight ?" We believe
they should if they are sure of giving the other fellow the right kind
of optics to take home with him.
It is estimated that fifteen ocean
steamers and a dozen sailing vessels will be engaged in the Alaska
trade this year, and will carry
5,000 passengers and 100,000 tons
of freight into the ice-bound gold
fields.
Victoria,
to have
seems
a very
doubtful opinion on the question
of smelter rates—an opinion that is
so. doubtful that the paper does
not pretend to know anything
about the question, and cannot
speak with any degree of certainty
for the mine owners or for the
smelter men, and, yet, an opinion
that does not prevent the Mining
Record taking occasion to casually
reprimand the "local press" for
"publishing statements tending to
discourage the employment* of
capital in the further development
of the mining industry."
The Mining Record says: "The
situation appears to be a simple
one; either the homo smelters are
treating the mine owners fairly or
they are not. If not, the latter should
show wherein the unfairness lies.
The silver-lead industry has enough
difficulties to contend against in
other ways without the local press
adding to them by publishing
statements tending to discourage
the employment of capital in the
further development of the in-
dustry, if these statements be not
warranted."
The pastor of a St. Louis church
sees signs that persuade him that
the world is coming to in end. He
has not had a row in his choir fpr
six years. That's nothing. New
Denver hasn't had a church choir
for nearly that long.
France had a long-distance automobile race some days ago which
was a great success in many ways.
Several go-devils were wrecked,
many people run over and killed,
others wounded and maimed for
life, and a speed of 90 miles an
hour was attained.
ing that the man who was injured
answered to the description of our
client.
Less than a week later the man
came into the office again.
"How much do I owe you for
your work so far?" he asked.
"Why?" Tasked.
"Because I think we are safe
now in letting it drop. I've fixed
it with her. «You see, I told her
I settled the case." :
"Her? Who? But you haven't
settled," I exclaimed, mystified. .
"My wife,-of course.   You see
it was this way: I wasn't hurt on
that car at all.   I got a little too
much aboard that day and strolled
into a North end saloon.   A fellow
and I got into an argument. When
it was all over I was a sad looking
sight.   He   didn't do a thing to
me.    I knew that   when  I went
home I would have to square myself with my wife.    I told her 1
had been hurt by-the cable car. A>
luck would have it, a fellow was
thrown from' the train that very
same day just where I said I'd
been   hurt.    I   felt   like a  lipi>e
thief when my wife cried and uttered a prayer of thanksgiving because I was not killed.   Then she
became indignant at the .street railway, and nothing would do but
that I bring suit.   I bulked a little
but finally  weakened.    When she
saw the record of the suit having
been filed she was happy."
The mau stopped for, a moment
and then went on:
"Say, that was an expensive jag.
I told her I settled for $500, and
do you know, I had to give her
half—half of the five hundred I
never did get."
THE   KDITOlt   HARRIED.
Perhaps the negfo has no appendix, and this may account for
so many of them dying at the stake.
At all events, the Memphis Commercial Appeal, notes that no
colored man has ever had appendicitis. It may be that the doctors
can find nothing in it.
All subscribers to The Ledge
who are sufferers from rheumatism
will observe that bee sting is recommended as a sure cure.   At this
Some time after his marriage, a
western editor gave his ideas to
the public, so far as* the marriage
relation with himself' was "concerned, in the following: "Before
I was married I was a dude, but
after that event had taken place I
was soon pubdude. Before marriage I had no ' buttons on my
shirt, and after marriage I had no
shirt. Before mairiago I swore I
wouldn't marry the best woman on
earth, and soon after marriage I
learned that I hadn't."
and are afraid of guns. They stay i
at home all tho time and go to
church on Sunday. They are always sick. They are always funny
and making fun of boys' bands
and they say how dirty. They
can't play marbles. I pity them,
poor things. They make fun of
the boys and then turn round and
love them. I don't beleave they
ever killed a cat or anything.
They look out every nite and say
oh ain't the moon lovely. There
is one things I have not told and
that is they always now their lessons bettern boys.
A   MIND   CUKE   FOB   HORSKS.
W
Cyrus Townsend Brady says that
during his missionary life in the
west he had occasion to ride one
day in a full stage coach up a steep
hill. Tho driver, where the ascent
was steepest, got out and walked,
ar.d, as ho walked, he would frequently open the door of the coach
and then shut it again with a
slam. This the passengers found
annoying. .'■■.',.*
"Look here, driver," one of them
said, "Why do you kick up such
au infernal noise with that door?"
"To hearten up my horses," the
driver answered. • "Every time
tliey hear this door close they think
that one of you, taking pity on
them, has gotten out, and that
makes them imagine their load is
lighter."    	
They Woildn'tXi»y.
A few days ago a rather bashful
young woman, went into a ,store
carrying three chickens. She inquired the price of chickens and at
the same time put them on thc
co inter. The clerk didn't know
the chickens' feet were tied, and
asked if they would lay there. She
bit her hmdkerehief and said: "No
east, complaining of his neglect in
not writing to his parents, The
letter contained tins passage: "If
you would only remain in one place
for a while you might hear from us
more often." Herepliel: "I have
decided to heed your advice. I am
going to remain on my present job
three months at least. I am now
a rock mason and am kept quite
busy." '	
With only .four- miner* getting out
ore, the 10-stainp mile at the Fern mil e
is kept running steadily.-"	
THE
Auditorium
OF THE MINERS' UNION BLOCK
Is the only hall in the city suited for Theatrical
Performances. Concerts, Dances and other public entertainments.   For bookings write or wire
ANTHONY   SHILLAND
Secretary Sandon Miners' Union
SANDON, B. C. ,
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS
FREDDY Mineral Claim.
Situate In the Slocan Minini? Division ot West
Kootenav   District.    Where located:    On
the Galena Farm, adjoining the S eveiuon
Mineral Claim,
 ..        .  . «iBc|jlyof
"'urnur,
.   .  _ _      . Huirh
Nixon, freo miller's certificate No. li Bom
intend, 9lxt- days from the date hereof. t<
ntiply to the Mining Recorder for a Certilieate ol
improvements, for tho puriiose of obtaining >
Cruwn Grant of the ahovu clnlm.
And further tiiko rotlce that action, undei
Sue[ionH7, must be commenced liefore--the is«u-
unci! of suoh Ccrtlllcala ot Improvements.
Dated this 4tU dav of Jun», A. D. IIWS
FlU SCIS J  O'REILLY.
Mineral Claim,
TAKE NOTICE that I, Fruncis.l O'Reill
Nelson, B. Cas agent for John A. Tu
free miner's certificate No. U 80700, aud 1
Ord$r your
summer
suit now
Call and see my stock oi Suitings.
F. P. LIEBSCHER, «r$K«
OAKLAND Mineral Claim
Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of Wesl
Kootenay   District.       Where    located:
On Fo r Mile creek, adjoining the,.Edinburgh mineral claim
TAKE NOTIOK that I, Wm. S. Dreww, acting
as agent for Ferdinand F..Leibncher, Free
Miners' Ortltlcatc No. B 6440.1. intend. «> days
from the date  hereof to apply to tlie Mining
Recorder   for  a Certiticate Of  Improvements
for tho purpose of  obtaining a Crown grant
of the above claim.
And further take notice that action under section 37 must bo commenced liefore tho Issuance ol
such .certilieate of improvements. ■
Dated this 4th day of June, A. D, 1903.
W. S. DREWRY.
Cnadbournc & McLaren
SAMPLING AGENTS
Ore shipped tb Nelson will be care-
tullv looked atter.
NELSON,    * -v .-■     -      B. C.
GET'A COOLING
The Mining Record concludes in
its own mind that the "local press"
does not • apeak with authority;
that the "local press" is indiscreet,
and that it is adding to the difficulties with which the silver-lead
mining industry has to contend.
On the same principle the cushion
chair mine managers of England
used to think they could do better
mining in B. 0. from the London
oflice than the local managers who
wero on the Bpot.
Perhaps tho "local press" knows
moro about the condition of affairs
in the mining section than the Min-
ing Record will or can over know.
And perhaps the "local press" can
see what is discouraging the employment of capital better than
the Mining Record can comprehend.
At all events, The Lkdok, as one
of the "local press," does not intend to be silenced on this ques
tion of excessive smelter rates,
Wn havo inado statements in these
columns that have not been, and
can not be, controverted. Wo In.
toml to continuo the discussion
until the matter is taken in hand
by the proper authorities, and a
smelter rate ia secured to the Slocan mino owners thai ia within
roason.
A diacusftion of tho q notion of
excessive  ratea will not tend to
discourage  capita!.   On the contrary, it  will encourage.   When
mining men see that something is
being done to aid them, they will
feel   mora  like    investing    their
money and operating their mines.
Does the Mining Record suppose
for one moment that tlie mini'g
men nf the Hloean Imve not felt tbe
injustice of tho  swelter   charges
imposed hy the railroads Mid smelter trust t Does the Mining Record
think thai other mining mm would
Invest capital In B. C. mines without flrst investigating tha matter
of smelter charges?   Would capital
he encouraged to come in, where,
on   investigation,, they   find   the
rtti*nlltimt* *i9*t*   Ifiltt...*.    *****    rfil*f* .**.
tt
Anttr** ti\\ t^-nf. thi* tie* wtWt **nm\,
without regard to Ihe em% nt *me\te
Ing and transportation f
Let the   Mining Reeonl,   and
i®raiyn^rthe^~eaT,"iirshouid—notrbe:
difficult to get a quantity of the
remedy administered in doses to
suit the patient's condition.
HOW UK SATISFIED HIS WIVE.
GIRLS AS XUKY "IS."
sir, tliey are roosters.''
Decided to Remain.
„ A hobo serving a ninety days'
sentence on the rOck pile, received
a letter from his mother   in  tne
HAI'PV   DELIVERY Mineral Claim
Situate tn the Slocan Mining Division of Wesl
Kootenay District. ■■*. Where  located:   On
Silver Mountain, adjoining the Lost Tiger
Mineral Clnlm
TAKK NOTICE That I   Wm   8   Drewry. as
K   agvnt for Hermann Clever. Free, MliierV
Certificate No. B own, intend, sixty days from
the dnte  hereof,   to   ai>i>ly   to   the  Minnie
Recorder for a Certilicnte of Improvement*, 11
the  |iur|K>*o of obtaining a Crown Grautloi the
above claim.;
And further take notice tin' action, undei
section 31, must bo commenced boioro the issu
ance of such certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 4th day of June. A. D. 190.1.
W. 8. DREWRV. .
ED ANCRICNQO
TONSORIAL PARLORS
Brick Block    NewDenver
Manager of UOSTJN HALL.
Girls are very stucknp and dignified in their manner and be have
your. They think more of dress
than anything and like to play
with dowls and rags. They cry if
they see a cow iii a far distance
A Kansas City attorney tells
this story to illustrate how witnesses may sometimes be mistaken
as to tho identity of a person who
is injured:
It was probably four years ago
that a man came into our office
and said that he wished to bring
suit against the Metropolitan Street
railway. Ho explained thnt he
was on a north bound Main streetcar arid at the curve of Third and
Delaware streets ho was thrown
violently to tho ground and in*
jural. Ho went into details, explaining how tho accident hap
pened, so that we felt justified in
bringing the suit. The case was
duly filed.
Some timo later I was thriwn
into a sweat by receiving a notice
from the Metropolitan attorneys
that they had affidavits from four
different persons who swore that
they had seon the accident and
that tho man waa quite drunk at
tho time and had jumped off the
ear of his own accord, backward.
I examined tho affidavits and
found lhat they wens as represented, the witnesses even declar-
He GIEGERICH
Staple and Fancy
GROCERIES
Why voa should buy
FAIR    PLAY
CHEWING
-TOBACCO^
10c and 20c a plug.
BeCaUSe it is the »»e.st quality.
BeCaUSO it te the most luting
chew. _
BeCailSO it is the target hi;rh
grade 5 or iOc plug.
BeCailSe the tags ar* valuable for
premiums until January
l*t, 1906.
BeCaUSe we   guarantee   every
plug, mid
B6CaUS6 A'0"1' -ienier te author-
MOUNTAIN CHIEV Mineral Claim
Situate in the Arrow Lake Mining Division of
Wesi Kootenay Dibtriot Where located-
OnGun'***on Creek about iwomiles from the
junction with Carriboo Creek,
TAKE NOTICE That I. A. R. Heyland.acent
for Peter McDonald. V. M. O. BSiSa.V Ellen
MeDouftald, V, M. C IWiSiW, Walter Ross. V.
M. U  41933, Intend, rlxly days from the date
■■      i.i.'.i—   r>„..„_.„» ...»
SILVER CITY LODGE HO. 39.
I.O.O.F.
SANDON, II C.
Meetings In the Union Hall ever? Friday eve*
nlng at 7:30 VMlhifl brethren cordially Invlti d
to ait ud Fkkd. Km HiK. Kohle Urand; J. E.
Lovkrino, Secictory; Dan Huiu.ky. V. Grand,
hereof, to auulv to the Mining Recorder for
a certificate of improvements, for the puriiose **■*
obtaining a crown grant of the ahove claim
And further take notice that action under Sec
37 must Le commenced beforejhe issuance ofsuoh
certificate bf Improvements.
Dated this 84th day of ^'P^j^^^d
Agent for
taed   tn   ri'fuid   your
I>.\X.KIUTH and  KKI.SO Mineral Claims.
Situate in the Slocan Minli)g Division of Wei:
Kootenay District. Where located: On Four
Mile • reek, near the WoketleUI m*ne.
'PAKE NOTICE tha l.Wra.S Drewry-aclltiR
1   as agent for the Wakefield Mines Ltd., Free
Mlnor'nCrtlHtstcXo. Uta.si, liiii-nd.sixty dais
fnmi the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of each of
ihcabovecUlms.
And further take notice that action, under see
tion 37. must be commenced before the Issuance
oi'fuoh Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this x;th day of Vav-Jt D. IBM.
W.8.DHBWRY.
A.F.& A.M.
ALT A LODGE NO. 29
SANDON, II. C,
Regular Communication held the flrst Thursday m each month In Masonic Hall at 8 p. u .
Sojourning brethren are cordially invited to attend   jAMks M  Uakton, Stcreta y.
- SANDOH CARTACLGO.=_
Mcpherson & hurley
EXPRESS, BAGGAGE & CARTAGE
SANDO.S, B. C.
DELIVERY TO ALL PARTS OF THE CITY
SANDON BOTTLING CO.
. O. A. HIGNEY.
Manufacturer of
CARBONATED  DRINKS
of alt kind*.
CODY AVE. SANDON
GOODWIN  CANDLES
GIANT POWDER
AINSWORTH
SANDON
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Columbus & Havana Whip
CltfflYQ. ""• mA**,'~
U&al 9    w p. KiLiinuttNE * oo.
\Vlnnl|*nf. Man.
ReprsiwnlMt hy Okoror HoaruN.
BYERS&CO
ii^^i^y^L'^onni
MtlHttert.
THE EMPIRE TOBACCO CO., Ltd.
Tourists,
Capitalists,
Miners,
Prospectors,
Strangers or every
Are alwAvfl welcome at
the Hotel Slocan, tn Three
Forks. There ft always
plenty of food and drink
In tho house, and nothing
te ohmgeA ior looking *U
th*9 wjenery Oomo In and
have aonicihtn.it when yoa
paw by.
SHELF
ANDH5AVY
HARDWARE
kind
Newmarket
HUGH NIVEN
To Order
MINE & MILL
SUPPLIES
tiy*m want *
lomfdrtatile
•tint, kiv* tl
mad* lo «»rd>r
tijr ttM nun who «a<to«fai-td« tht ih'wmakliiK
tt-miiMMi. Ito.xlrlnir alio imwUjt dtmt.
Purity W*«/.      Sandon,
'UO"       .-.. .,,
1HW DtRW, otter* a pleasant substitute for
home to tliopo who travel.   It ia situated on the
shoro of Lrnke Slocan, the moat l>eautiful lake in
ail Atnericft.   From Hm balconies and windows
can be aeon the grandest scenery upon this continent.
Tho internal arrangements of the hotel are the reverse
to telephone, aU the rooms being plastered, and electric
bells at tlio head ot every bedjnake it easy for the. dry
momenta in the viionilng.c§4-»t^K-j*3*-*»-#»uwjM-*
The best and cheapest meals in the country are
to be found In the dining room.   Tlie house Is run up*
on cosmopolitan principles, and the prospector with hia
pack is just tw* welcome ah thc milUonauc with Mn roll.
Every guest receives the beat of care and protection.
The Hquora are the beat in the Slocan, aud tbe
hotel has long been noted for ita flsh and game dinners.
This is the only firtt-etase house in the Lucerne of
North America.   One look at tlie landlord will convince any stranger that the viands are of the beat quality.   Rooms reserved by telegraph.cacjt^H-j-ucjtj
HENRY STEQE, Propr|etor#\Jfc\J|#\$«\$ ^
Bar iron Hteet, hpe hutngt, hte.
Jm. "tw "X».rB POWDER. OAP8& FUSE.
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y*e»t1 »»*..*>,  *tJl9.i   iiJtC     t4,9MH.'.:;'*-t.ft %..   .** . '
J. Cavanaugh, puMiahtd in this:
paper, than whom there is no bet*
ten anthorlty on theqne*tlon. Ter-
hapa then the "local pre**" will
not appear ao bad, and it will be
mm ttukt iaateiiti ot "duvaara^nsc
the employment of capital In for*
ihet Aetrlopttieni Ui« "\vau*\
pre**" te eneonraging caapitat, by
defmaatling jott and wjtilUl*k
treatment for ewpital already in-
ve*U*l.
tAMO.N
hliiSL
iO* SUamesHotel
S     OLD     m
f     x*^ .      w k,ikm99m,tt*t*9**t
OLD
RELIABLE
A.jAOoaaoM.*fV^tv<«r
Wft^n vm want a Ant-ehm meal or a ht-A that
li dean and soft and well made, ym wHl HiA w'.iat
yoa are looking fer at this pioneer bouse. Also the
fii**t nerve imlu.
Ntw Denver 'Ptione IO
O***<,«, tw4f M^^it-^^©!!
lUfXJi.It It It-X WO.   AVU^iiiiAil -^-iilia
K.t*MUI.rrt tan.
Otpttat (alt pakt sp) lvifrt\iro.m
Reaenredtand i x 7,0t%000.00
Undivided profit* t   »  M0,(»4.f>t
iik*i»  orru.K,   I«*»»M*A»I.A1..
Rt. Hox Urntt 8r«ATKOoxjk a.td UocrrKor»u O.CSI.O. President.
Ho*. O. A. DauuitoXD, Vice President,
E. a Curcwroir, General Manager,
Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfbwtdland, Great Britain, and
the United State*
New Denver branch
LE B.OE VEBBtL Manager Tenth Year.
THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B. C, JUNE 18   1933.
mm
WHERK LITTLE WOJIKN SCORE.
Little women are always the
pluckiest, .thank goodness! They
would have a hard timo getting a
living otherwise.
If one wants to go on the stage,
one has to bo "divinely tall;"
brains atou't of so much importance. "It does not matter so much
about brains," said.a.pantomime
manager, "but wa must have tall
girls with good figures."
It's the same in other plays. The
ladies who flit through the comedies nre tall and graceful. Thej'
can't act; but that doesn't matter.
"I once tried," said a very short
girl, "to become a parlor-mad.
The registry office keeper was very
much amused itt my presumption,
but said I might go as a'twenty'
until I grew a ft ot or two. For a
parlor-maid height is the first consideration, she said grandly.
Waitresses, it seemed, must also
be tall and graceful."
"The world, it seems to me,"
added this little woman, "would
go to rack and ruin were it not for
tbe tali girls. The rich man would
be horrified if anyone but a tall
maid handed him the asparagus.
His wife could not possibly be
served nt the drapery counter by a
little girl, no matter how capable.
The typewriter girl must be tall;
so must the cashier and the lady
clerk. Stumpy governesses are not
approved of, hor are ladies' companions of small stature. Servants,
business girls, actresses, all who
serve the public, mutt be tall.
"We short girls are despised;
they don't want us. They don't
miud us getting married, perhaps,
because it would.be difficult to persuade a man to marry a woman on
account of her height. That's
where we get our innings, because
the beautiful tall creatures are
spoiled for wives, while we little
ones make the cosiest, snuggest,
und nicest wives imaginable."
A   KOCKEFELLKlt   STORY.
st3el with unslaked lime, finely
powdered, till all the marks have
disappeared.
IIIIMIIIIIIIIIHHIIIIIHHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIIIIIIIIHHIIIIIIIIIIIIPIII
OUR CORSET DEPART-
the surface with so much excitement as the strenuous string bean.
A little later we are going to tie a
hard knot in every bean's string to
keep it from running to vines.
We played rather a mean game
on the cucumbers this season.    It
i* said to be a foxy grandpa act,
You bore a barrel full of holes, sink
it in the earth and fill it with well
rotted   stable' manure.     The  cu
cumber seeds are'planted around;
the barrel on  the outside.    Keep
the barrel ful|[.qf,water. .When the
cucumber seeds find what is being
done for them, gratitude wells up
in their bosoms and they leap to
tie surface with a cucumber  in
etch hand:   Duriug the entire sea
on the vines are said to leak long
green cucumbers at  every   pore,
every cucumber just hollering for
joy- 	
HETWKKN   VOU   AND   MK.
If it is worth while to be religious at all, why not be earnest
nbout it.
True goodness is like the glowworm in this, that it shines most
when no eyes except those of heaven
are upon it.
The poor give more than the
rich. This proposition holds good
as a general principle. Money is
by no means the only thing to give
in this world; neither do large
gifts necessarily contribute morn to
the happiness of the receiver than
small gifts.
It is true that love cannot be
forced, tliat it cannot be made to
order, that we cannot love because
we ought to or even because we
want. But we can bring ourselves
into the presence of the lovable.
We can enter into friendship
through the door of the disciplc-
rihip. We can learn love through
service.
All that God desires is to give
you His great love, so that it may
dwell in you and be the principle
of your life and service; and all
that withstands God's desire and
To Find. Xerxes' Fleet:
The treasures that lie at the bottom of the sea are now more easily
obtainable by  the invention of an
instrument known as the hydro-
scope.   The contrivance is shortly
to be put in operation in order to '
find the lost fleet of Xerxes, which '
has reclined on  the sea's bed un- J
disturbed  for about   2,300 years. |
Search is also to be made for the |
ship chartered by Pompey to.carry j
Roman  art   treasures   to Athens j
and   wVecked  iu  the' archipelago
1,950 years ago.
Hubby Sinellecl H Mouxe.
The Glasgow Echo tells of a
knowing young wife who cured
her husband of staying out late at
night in au original way. Before
going to bed she would place two
easy chairs together before the
sitting-room grate and then hold a
lighted match to a cigar until the
room had a faint odor of tobacco
smoke. Although her husband'
never said a word to her about
noticing anything, three "applications" effected a complete cure.
At Our Back Door.
"Now then, young man," said
Willie's mother, "I won't let you
play baseball again in a hurry and
you'll get no supper tonight."
"Why, is supper all over?"
"You know very well it is. You
saw me at thc back gate aud heard
me calling an hour ago."
" Why-er-I thought you wuz jest
applaudin' de two-bagger I made."
McINT IS  UP-TO-DATE
IN ALL STYLES AND
PRICES.
li
Fred. Irvine & Co.,
NELSON, B. C
LATEST NOVELTIES IN
ALL DEPARTMENTS
ALWAYS IN STOCK
There are many stories told 6* Hig gift is the want of room for it
the shrewdness of John D. Rockefeller in saving money in the early
days when he had but a few huud-
_red.tliou8an*<Ldollars. Russe-KSage
once told me in a quiet interval of
business, when we were having a
bowl of bread and milk together at
a pie and biscuit morgue under a
sidewalk in New York, that he
had .known Rockefeller when the
magnate had lived in his neighborhood, not to take milk from the
milkman for weeks together. When
the oil man needed milk he was
accustomed to go out into Central
park where the nurse girls, wheel*
ing their little charges, congregated. When a nurse girl was
looking the other way, Mr. Rockefeller appropriated the linby's nursing bottle and emptied its contents
into a little tin pail ho carried,thus
securing a*good supply of lacteal
fluid at uo expense to himttelf.
•'I remonstrated with Rockefeller on the matter once." said
Mr. Sage, "but ho told me that
the milk was chalky and bad for
such young stomachs, nnd that he
wau In fact doing them nnd tlieir
mothers a kindness. John hold,
tot), that children wero overfed
and that the loss of an occasional
meal waa a boon to them.
"I will do Mr. Rockefeller the
justice of saying," added Mr. Bage,
"that I never knew him. to take
the same baby's milk twice running, if he recognized tbe child.''
Mr. Sage said that Rockefeller
could never see tliat there was any
moral miostfou iuvolvod iu the
transaction, although it seemed to
him (Sag-e) that it came dangerously near the line of what might
be called incipient kleptomania
HKAMS   AN It   ODOtlMnKKR.
what
iRcHtly for Any Kmergency
He—If I should kiss you,
would you do? , *..*.
She—I never meet an emergency
until it arises.
He—But if it should arise ?
She—I'd mees it face to face.—
Yale Record.
House Furnishing Sale
Great Cash Discount on Carpets, Rugs, Art
Squares, Portieres, Floor Oil Cloths, Linoleums,
Lace Curtains, table Covers, Window Shades and
all House Furnishings.
SOLE AGENTS FOR
BUTTERICK PATERNS,
TIIE ONLY RELIABLE.
Fred. Irvine & Co.
f
NELSON, B. C.
iiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiimiimiiiiniiummnmiiini
ItllllllHIIIIIIIIH
TRUNKS and VALISES OFj
ALL SIZES andSTYLES
at VERY LOW PRICES
WHIIIIIIIIII
Why AVe Suffer,
A westerner who advertised for
a cook and a music teacher got 9
'replies'to the former and 389 to the
latter, thus showing that anybody
can teach music, but that it requires ability of a high order to
cook victuals.
and for its free movement, and
when that room is taken up with
yourselves aud your little personal
interests;        :
Duty is ever present. It is with
us in the morning and night. It is
with us in our employments and
our pleasures. Since it cannot be
escaped, let tis do onr duty cheerfully, that it may bring pleasures
and profit to others and to ourselves. We are social beings, and
it is seldom that we can help ourselves without benefitting others.
UOC8KII01.D   HINTS,
Bottles should never be cleaned
with shot, as there is a risk of lead
poisoning.
Cover a custard while cooling,
and a thick skin will not form on
the top.
Cakes will not stick to their tins
if placed on a dump cloth when removed from the oven.
Green vegetables preserve their
color bettor if they are boiled
rapidly and left uncovered.
To whiten clothes, put two tea-
spoonfuls of turpentine into the
copper in which they are boiled.
8tain on knives, however ob-
atinate, will disappear if rubbed
with a piece ot raw potato dipped
in brickduat.
White kid gloves and slippers
can be cleaned with dry pipe clay.
Use a stiff brush for tho purpose
and rub till the spots disappear.
Paraffin will last longer aud produce a better light If a lump of salt
about tbe site of a walnut be placed
in the reservoir of the lamp In
which it is used.
Wry wet boots should be filled
with oats when they are taken off.
nnd allowed to remain till tbe next
day. The oats will abnorb thn
moisture, and keep the origins!
shape of the boots,
a maas oij Ruit on steel may beicmoved
earth on "each aide, Tipping over thoa: Cover the steel with aweet
Our garden showed a few tinea
of bean* thia morning, saya the
Nonpareil Man in Minneapolis
Journal. They had exploded during the night, throwing a maas off
Relaxation.
"I feel happy today," said the
club woman; "I haven't a thing
in tho world to do. Not a club to
attend. I'm going in for some relaxation. I'm going to clean bouse
and have a good time."
Keulistlc Preaching.
"Wy dop't you put mo' hell in
■Brer-Willia.
I gives
sALL:
.VKtBEJ-.-
"Well, w'en I gives 'em too
much er it, de congregation makes
Hich a noise fannin' deyself. I liez
to order a recess 1"—Atlanta Constitution. „
Gale's
Barber
Shop
11' ANTJ5D-SEVERAL PERSON'S OK
TT ' "character and good reputation lu each
state (one In this county required) to represent
and advertise old established wealthy Lusiness
house of solid financial standing. Salary ttl.w
weekly with expenses additional, all puynbie In
each direct each Wednesday Irom head offices.
Horse and carriage furnished when necessary.
Inferences. Endow selfaddres-ed.enveope.
Colonial Co , 384 Dearborn St., Chicago.
HENRY'S NURSERIES
ROSES/BULBS,
RHODODENDRONS,
FRUIT & ORNAMENTAL TREES
GREENHOUSE and HARDY PLANTS.
ROME   GROWN &   IMPORTED  GARDEN,
FIELD AND FLOWER SEEDS
BEE HIVES AND SUPPLIES
Wo have better • stock' than ever, and you
will save money by buying direct. My new
Catalogue will tell you nil about it.  Mailed free.
'\.^-'.:vAL'..J;.U£NRY9'.'
3009Westminster Road. Vancouver, B. C
WHITE LABOR ONLY
NOTICE.
mwi-    a  ' r°8W»k»y, B. C, May 31st. 1803.
Thirty days ufter <late we, the undersigned,
intend to apply to tho Chief Commissioner oi
Lands and Works for special licenses to cut An,)
carry
tractile brane
nay District:
y away timber from the following described
ts of land, situated on Wilson creek, and
branches of Wilsoii creek; in the West Kootc-
riliST LOCATION.
HotelSandon
Pioneer Hotel of the Slocan
ROBERT CVNNINO, Proprietor
A Table that is   replete with the
choicest seasonable viands.
V weep <v-m-m^9\ m W%~9i*—mm* >~T—** •■»*   V»»'••»■ »■»*«■»■»■» v«w»
—v>/vviH*-fiv»vw»avii'w »ii-irikikiliiepj  V*«IUVI
P*.'Bar it
Co,
Fresh, Salted and Smoked Pish Just Received.
AND BATH ROOMS
The best Tonsorinl Establishment in
the Slocan.
Balmoral Bldg, Main St., Sandon.
KA8L0
HOTEL
V^
Atones *»d •otUefiog Ihe ted* in oil, rub iv in well, ami lei ittiLnA
All ittatttoni..  Nothing comet to' for forty*!gl»t hoars; then rub the
THE LEADING
SUMMER RESORT
IN TH& KOOTENAYS
COCKLE & PAPWORTH
KASLO, B. O.
k 0. Hox 1KW.
Phone 179
MV^^A^*^MMAMM^^*^>MM^MAM^
Eastern '& Olytnpia Oysters
^^/%^A^^^^^<^^^^^^^A^^^^^^S^^^<A^^^^<^^^^
Turkeys and Chickens
Sausage of aU kinds made fresh every day in the week
CORRECT   FASHIONS
S,m>-,*^|.     ^^ ^^^^afa A^^^~     JA*     Jim Jama jml   A/A     AtA __9     AAA JAA     Jt__   */_______
^ffi       ^H^gf* Jm^mt   ^&   ^m\ ti^^^B^  ^%m*t %»i^ ^Bi" 'p^  mAtm**
in our Grocery
Department
WJ.McMillan-Co.
WHOLESALE GROCERS
ant! agent* for
TUCKBTT CIGAR CO.,
UNION LABEL CIGARS
BRAMDfl
Monogram, M?r£uerlla,
Boquet, Our Special,
El Justtllo, El Condor,
Sarantlzados Schiller,
A LMO
Tuckett's Union Label
nV9T*H99
Xaraac*        l.lt'        v
A visit to our Tailoring
Emporium will give
you an Idea of the prevailing sty leu lor Spring
Clothing    	
J. R. CAMERON
IlECO  AYEXUE.
Commencing at a post planted on thc east bank
of the main stream of Wilson ereek, three miles
more or lessabove the Third East fork.mnrked
east 4u chains, thence south ltso chains? thence
west 40 chains, thence north 100 chains to point
of commencement. *^     „
Located the 18th day of May, 1903.
P.J. GALLAGHER.
SECOND LOCATION.
irS^SM"-^!1 * P°«t .iilanled on the Third
East Kork of Wilson creek, and about one mile
n01*'™ """'"creek o« »c*t bank, marked P. J.
G,, N. W. C.. thence east 160chaln»,thencesouth
4i»chuins, thence west KO chalns^thence north
40 chains to iwint of commencement.
Located the I8lh day of May, luos.
H. J. GALLAGHER.
= T1!1H1> LUCATION.'
Coromenelnir at.'n post hlantcd on the west
bank of main Htreain of WlU cnek. about live
miles above the Httth falls, marked G. S. V... .
W.O., thence north 160 chains, thence cast 40
chains, thence south 160 chains, thence west 40
chains to point of commencement.
Located the 18th day of May, iy(ij.
0. S. VANSTONE.
FOUHTH LOCAriON.
■ Coromeiicinfr at a post planted on the cast
hank of WIIhoii (main stream), about three miles
above the High falls, marked O. S. V.. 8. E
corner, theme west 40 chains, thence north'MM
Jctiains,  thence east to chains, thence south 130
I chains tojioliitoi commencement.!
|   Located lttth of May, 1903.
G. 8. VANSTONE.
FIFTH L1CATION.
Commencing at a post planted on the east bank
of the main  stream of Wilson crtek. about S
Ig. thence north l A) chains, theme east 40 chains,
thence south MX) chai'is, thence west 40 chains to
point of commencement.
Located May I9th, l&os.     SAM WALKER,
SIXTH LOCATION.
Commencing at a p»t*|ilanlcd on the west
bank of the main stream of \\ llwi, creek, a -out
Ave mile* above the ^Hlgh falls, marked 8 \\\.
?i.S;?,'.ihlut'owcftf0 ,,fflln*« »''*»<* north lWi
chains, thence, east 40 chains, tlicnce south l«i
chains lo iiolnt of commencement.
Located the I8th day of Way, nx«.
8A»t WALKER.
BXVKN1II LOCALIOX.
Cmtnenclngat a post planted on the eastside
of the Secon.i West Vork of Wilson cm*, about
*\lx*ylUt** -torn Uiemain creek, marked j'McG..
,t,.i '.C.ilbene**V.t„*'.t'!»,n»'"wncesouthiah
< ha ns. thence west 40 chains, theuce north 100
chains to point of commencement.
Located the *oth day of May. luos,
J. MCORATH.
KIOIITII LOCATION.
.CommenclnB' at a «tvt plaiitwl on the east side
of the Second We*t fork nt Wilson creek, about
u -^'J-J*.?1"0"'1,,u m!tU' crwk.marked K. J V.,
N. E. C. thence south l«o elm Ins. thence west 40
fhalint. Ihence norili 100 ihalim. thence east 40
chains to wdnt of commencement,
Localtd Way Wli, iw.3.  E. J. VANSTONE,
IK1NTII LOCATION.
■ Commencing at • post planted on the west
htiikorilieKrcondUnt. l>ork of Wilson creek,
.V-n^'Hr'.^^'i'" 'A,e,K'* north W chains,
thence east 40 chn us. thence south 10i» chains,
thence wotttti chains io iwlnt of commencement.
. Located May Koth, jkis.
L. V. McllOUOALL.
TKSTtt LOCATION.
Cammcnclng at a um ptanlN] on the wt*t
tank cfilMKmml Went Pork of Wilson cwk
abont.four -Qtllnfroin ibe main creek, marked
hJ,',£' *l' ^' °.V ,,,*nw> «"MtWchalns,thence
niilltPH.clisliis, llience west 40 chains, thence
north lttthaliit'ioMlatol eommeowroent.
Located the flth .lay of May, iota.
K.J. VANSTONE.
Tile Filbert Hote
Bennett & Clark, Proprietors.
l^AWft^^^^^^^JWMW^iiiVWiW^W^WM^W^W*^*
The Ml^ert If now thc licit hotel In the -Slocun.    The Dining Hoom U oon
ducted on strictly Unit cIum prlnelplet.    The rooms are large,
co;n(o.iab!e utA prcptrly taken care of.
ELECTRIC LIGHT, HOT AIR, HODERN PLUHBINO
EVERYTHING UP-TO-DATE
*^ieim*'0*t0i*+*iAimim0**i*mai9mm^mm^mmi9*mirtm*m
NOTICE.
TO PRLIKQUKKT (XM)WNKRH.
TO-I. K AHMhlllOXO, administrator ofthe
estate of Martin Mnrrhimn.nrto »hnmio«»»t'
he miy have traimferrid Ihe Intern.) of I aitln
MutchUon. (Iwnm-d, In the "Wllu^r" aad
"l-ran" mlnml claims, «lliuir.l un Goat
mountain, on*.hall mile north of Nt w Heaver
Hloean Miulnv Dlvltlun.
VOU ARK IfRHKnv VOTIPIBI* that t have
1 eenrmted ttttott In labor and imi>ro*remea|i
upon the almeniMitlnriwi mlm-ral clslm* undfr
Ui* provision! ofthe Mlnenit Act, la lw. ei. March
m*. Itnt.atd Maic   tml,, *m, and If within
ninety dsya fmm th# ilaie
fall or refuse lo contribute your
tliove mrnlionrd Him, ttiihh
ol litis notlrt you
iiwrllonortbe
now due, t»
wt hM with all tiaU1 «.f admtwiiif. your iutttm
In Ihe «M r aim will Itf'tmt the tmiiewty ..I ai
undeialirMeil. under H*til*m « of an Act en
UtM 'An Art to Amnid ihe Mlnrrtl Act IW«"
l^tlHleihiw lienvcr, M. c. Ibis ItU far vi
Uayimt it. K. YoUKO.
NOTICE.
TO IIRLINWtJKNT (KMlWNKH.
To i.V.V. HRXRM1M, or to whmwmtt
may have inaitatini Wi* ln\»r»»t Im
<X*w*rAk*awikrf*mtart<Sk*amtii9A
ya9*tmttt.w.C
:^|Wc set the Best Meal \n Sandon IjJ^Ss
Heals, 50c  Tickets. |7.
LEAVE VODHtiHUEK If \OVJ WAST
quick nrxivr.RY
floort aoam a^i>
W. R. flegaW, Sandon nnd Vernc>n;
mm* jffGwcNoii
General Dray lug: Mining Sup
plies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.
Coal & Wood foi Sale
Uiilt nana, til Pick KAm*a.
Peed 8t*btct at New Deanr.
Mnin Street,
S#ind*ft«
Job Printing
That assays high in artistic merit, quickly
done at New Denver's printing emporium—
Address
THE LEDGE
VmAttli mln-rrsl tiaitn, siloitrd at the head
II <m« hoMtn*y iwtrtrt, Ht,
v., AtH iitiniif iii.ltrtnu ttet
ll the mm «f Itm to tn
... ^i- -Jl*Kfn,W*te •P,,, !M •*•»• Attth
Otmrt mlattal el*im ****** tht amtt^m** al
the Mtoerei AH. *rt If. wlthla ninetv dev.
f nun the iteto *41 hU not k*,v onfall nt nlma to
rontHtmte yoor i«rtwn «f ttt mth etpewtltn-ree.
eeMentttmr t-»»4e*rtvt"e«if»W«*r» »»«fArt(r tmH
•MfHitmiiv* «ue, ui«i»rtiii'i witii mi iimix.1 h«
•t*tn.lt>**.y*9t ifatesvel lw th* wM rtehn will
hmm*t9t9ttm**.f«l the art*tA*m*4 tmttt
*frtj«»« *f ew AnentHM"An4ftt«aii»eM
(he Mineral AH iw«."
IJifert et 9**V,, ft C . this «h day nf March,
A. I» IM. HOBRRT RWIK.
Fclliott & McMillan
emtHAtinm a »r'ii.firR«t
rhwalevw 1* 9uaiw art fttrmttl Ltmlwt V*»n
rlMtetng n.« tittt rtnliMtm tjmHtet. At* m_
9m, ttt. to.h end r*»f»«n Ifsnd nr to ot'let
iuttSitait ftenytly att«w4i4 b*.
Vatony rm UahalA.. RANDtlM. THE LEDUE, NEW DENVER, B. C, JUNE 18   1903.
Tenth Year.
CONDENSED ADS.
[Condensed advertisements, suoh as For Sale
Wanted, Lost, Strayed, Stolen, Births, Deaths,
Marriages, Personal, Hotels, Legal,Medical,etc,,
are inserted when not exceeding io words for
£> ceuH each Insertion. Each live words or less
over ii> words are live cents additional.]
Notary Putolio.
■7 M. SANDItANDS SANDON, B. C.
ill. Notary Public, Insurance Af<eiit and
Stilling Bjoker. Mining stocks bought aud sold.
General agent for Slec&n properties. Small
Debts Court held lst and 3rd Holidays in every
month.   Established 1895.
IOTBLS.
rKEMONT HOUSK, NELSON -European
and American plan. Meals, 25cents. Rooms
from 2'c up to il. Only white help employed.
Nothing yellow about the place except the sold
in the safe. MALONE & TUEG1LLUS.
MADDKN HOUSK, NELSON, fa contrallv
located and lit by electricity   If; is head-
 located and lit by electricity
quarters for tourists and old timers,
millionaires are equally welcome,
MADDEN. Proprietor.
Miners or
THOS.
THK KOYAXHOTI-X, Nelson, is noted for
the etccllence of Its cuisine.  SOL JOHNS,
proprietor.
BAKTLKTT H »D9K,  formerly the Clark
is the best §1 a day hotel In Nelson.   Only
while help employed.   O    W. BAKTLETT
ro ri.tor. •
THK   EXCHANGE, In KASLO, has plenty
of airy rooms, nnd a bar replete with tonics
and bracers of many kinds
PALMER & ALLEN.
flHK M.V/.K, In KASLO, is Just the place
L   forSlooan people to And when dry or in
search of a downy couch.
REUTER& LATHAM.
WATOHB9,
r G. MKt,VIJf, Manufacturing Jeweller.
•J, Expert Watch Rnp.ilrer, Diamond Setter,
and Engraver. Manufactures Chains, Lockets
■indlMncs. Workmanship guaranteed equal to
an j-In Canada. Orders by mall solicited. Box
240, Sandon. , ■*,
OiaARS.
THK CAKINKT CIGAR STOKE Sells
pure Latakla Student's1 Mixture, Pace's
Twist, Craven's Mixture. Bootjack, Natural
Leaf,and mfiny mhor kind* nf Tobacco
G.B.MATTHEW, Nelson, P.O. Box 40.
Kootenay" Oaaiciy "VT'orka.
A.   5IoT>t»JAr.n.    Manufacturing   and
Wholesale Confectioner.     Nelson, B. C
J.
"Wholesale   Meroliants.
CTARKKT * CO., WHOLESALE DEAL-
V .?l}_ Buttfr- Eggs, flheese. Produce and
Fruit.Ne'son. B.C.
r/HJOhAJU
FI.. OHhlSTTK. t. T.. B.. Barrister, So-
.   Hcltor. Notary Public.    Sandon, B. O..
Kvery KrIday »t Silverton. ' tf
\T   h n^TMMRTT. T.. I.. «., Barri*»ti»r.
vi.   Solicitor. Vnturv Public.    Sandon. B. C
wranPh Ofllee at New Denver every Saturday.
Insviranoe 8c Real BJstate
TWOWPSOV.  WlTCHKT.t,  * CO.    Fire
I    TnBtircmcft ArppK    Dealers In Real Rotat*.
Wlnlnir Pmncrtles.
Lot« for Sale.
Houses to rent and Town
KTOTA.K.Y T»TJBIjIO.
n*. RASHDAT.T,, Ncwllenver, B.C..
NOTARY PUBLIC.
OENERAL  AGENT
Rwil RofofcrnM Mineral Claim* for Sale. ClMmn
renre«ented and Crown Granted.
DHSNTISTirX-.
Hi* tind n -rear, •»xf¥.rii'ii<--i> j„ ^ntnl work, mu*
"■■V " ■"•'•''Uv nf Gold Rrtrlire Work. Vi.lt
made to the Sloean regnMrlv.
General   Store.
■T   T, KK-r.r.V.   THREE   WORKS. doHlPr In
RA.NTTA.WTXTM.
R%I'jno!i.WOT SPR1VO-" «IV?T*1?.
... VTW: The wist i>omnle»e II C A I TU
on th«-TnntlnentAfNorth Ameri' M r A I I H
ee. ftOinltA wiM«t scenerv nnnrAAnv
rivalled tnr Orindenr. noatlntr. K I* 0 If K I
Flshlnsr and Kxenrylons lo the many iv-.lnl«of
Interett    TelMminhle rnixmnnteetlnn with *l»
everv dav, lt» htuhn rum all nervmn end
mtieenHrdleeavui: It* witer* heel all Kldt-ev
Liver and StamM-ti Ailment* et everv naire.
The nrlee of a rnnniMrin ticket between
New Denver end rielevnn. nhtelneMe all Ihe
vear round and irond for m rtny.. Is ** M. Hal
eyon »nrln«i, Arrow Lake. R. 0.
StTR/VHTSrOR,.
TOflX  Mel.ATCniK,   Dominion s.-d Pro-
•I   vlnclal Land Surveyor,  Nelson. II. C.
A" wrynvn, If^n-i-wATftrsdl^Toilnrldl
.   Land oiirvevnr.  KAUO
WRtUQUB.
V S?W. *'*  nnvn   «TO«K. Nelson
V    Mell order* pro m.llv attended tn.
# Prorp the sun's Kennef i
J HANK   REKLAW _ \
(1%%%%%%%V*W^%%^ %S9>
For Sale—A hennery, newly blown
in; with a Biddy and twelve chicks.
Can be bought cheap.
Apply at this office.
This bargain is offered without con
aultaiion with the good poultry lady
who feeds our hennery, but is made
without reservation.
The chicks must go.
Some mouths ago our pressman set
an empty ink keg out beside the water
barrel. -^. iV-
Recent warm weather melted the ink
from the side of the keg, and it covered
the ground about the barrel with a
soft, fcticky, black substance       .„
Our staff heard a great commotion
about the water barrel, and from the
side window Biddy could he. seen with
wings flown and feathers ruffled, madly
fisrhting tho ink keg
Her beak and head were black with
ink, and tier scratchers were in an
awful condition
Closer investigation discovered Cecil
and Ed in the eoft, sticky, black substance, peeping pitifully and struggl
ing to free themselves, like flies on a
sheet of fiy paper.
Work was stopped in the office and
the whole staff were called to the rescue.
The bulldog was first there.
Biddy came at him like a cyclone with
the feathers on it and a beak of coal
tar.
The pup turned tail and ran.
Then the Btaff came on the scene
Together they stood bravely against
Biddy's onslaughts, and rescued Cecil
and Ed.
Into the sanctum sanctorum they
were carried, and with gasoline and old
rags, the soft, sticky, black substance
was washed off of Cecil.
But Ed was in a most deplorable
condition.
The only thing about him that wasn't
covered with printer's ink wss his eyeballs.
Jim used a pint of gaBoline more or
less, and several long "strings" of sympathy and sotto-voiced jams en him,but
it was, no use,
Ed was fairly plastered \vith it-so
plastered that his tiny wings stuck
straight out and he couldn't bend his
toeB.
Finally enough was taken off to
enable him to hobble and he was
turned over to Biddy, who went off as
mad as if the hose had been turned on
her.
Despite our very high opinion of the
good qualities of printer's ink, and of
the great things- that can be accom
pli-hrd by the liberal use of it, yet we
have our doubts about its usefulness in
connection with a hennery, and hav»>
concluded that the two cannot be successfully operated together.
Our hennery is therefore for sale.
'-j- ' *
What is the beet for us to do is that
wliich alwyys lies within our reach.
—"Tiffins-is-no~ sense—in-waiting—until
you get did, or in better circumstances,
or better prepared to do 60tne great
thing.
Do the little things now, and do them
in -such a way as to make them great.
That iB what makes greatness.
Washington Irving said thflt.'r
minde arc tamed and subdued by misfortune; hut ureat minds rise above it."
How is it with you?
How high above your misfortunes can
you rise?
Did you never try to make your mis
fortunes   stepping-stones   to   greater
things? 	
WITH    THE
fiftIK I.T Kit*
KKTS.
AND  MAK-
d'AleneB are now supplying him with
an average of about 14,000 tons ot ore
monthly with several new camps coming into prominence. In the meantime
the company and its pat.ons of the diggings are doing much to promote the
earnings of the railways, while in turn
the latter have fixed a tariff that to
smelter and producer is satisfactory.
The relations oetween these interests,
indeed, were never so cordial, and bo
long as this exists, so long .must the interests of each continue to improve.
A laruefproportion of the silver bullion purcliased by the United States
government for the Philippine coinage
has been purchased of the American
Smejting arid 'Refining company, which
produces approximately 85 per cent of
the silver iu this country. A table accompanying- the statement shows that
at the Philadelphia mint there was delivered between March 2(5 and April 27 as
many as 3,120,000 ounces, for which the
government paid $1,074,617, while at
theSan Francisco mint waa delivered
1,272,800 ounces, for which §'119,051 was
paid, the total reachintr3,392,300ounces,
that brought $1,723,701. Government
purchases are to be continued/ he
volunteers the statement, and while,
in thirty days, there has been an advance of 5 4* cents an ounce, further ad
vanctui are expected. Mr. F.ccles ro
gaids the outlook for silver with France
expected in the market in tho near fu
ture, as a most favorable one, while the
other metals are behaving quite satis
factorily. _    _ 	
SCHOOL   CHILDREN'S   ANSWKKS.
Here are a few answers given by
school children:
Parallel lines are lines that can never
meot"until, they run together
In Austria the principal occupation is
gathering Ostrich feathers.
Ireland is called the Emigrant Isle.
Climate lasts all tho time; and
weather, only a few days.
The Middle Ages come between an-
tiouity and posterity.
The Constitution of the United States
is that part of the book which nobody
reads
Congress is divided into civilizod,
half civilized and savage
The three departments of government
is the president rules the world, the
government rules the states, and the,
ma^-or rules the citty.
Emphasis is putting more distress on
ono word than another.
Physillogigv is to study about your
bones, stummick and vertebry.
The salivary glands are used to salivate the boAv'.
DO SOMETHING FOK SOMEBODY.
Are you almost disgusted
With life, little man?
I will tell you a wonderful trick,
That will bring you contentment
If anything can-
Do something for somebody quick;
Do something for somebody quick !
Are you awfully tired
With play, little girl?
Weak, discouraged and sick ?
I'll tell you the loveliest
Game in the woi Id-
Do something for somebody quick;
Do something for somebody quick !
v '
Though it. rains like the rain
Of the floods, little man,
And the clouds are forbidding and thick,
You can make the sun slime
In your soul, little man-
Do something for somebody quick;
Do something for somebody quick !
Though the skies are like brass
Overhead, little girl,
And the road like a w<?ll heated brick;
And all earthly affairs
In a terribe whirl;
Do something for somebody quil'k;
Do something for somebody quick!
The stamp mill for the Cherry Creek
mines is being freighted to the property
from Vernon. A large amount of ore
is ready for crushing.
WANTED.
DEVELOPED MINING
PROPERTIES
MINING STOCKS BOUGHT
AND SOLD.      -
MINING,'    TIMBER   AND
FARM LANDS.
REILLY & GARFIELD
itll Hasting* St.,' Vancouver, {I. C.
NEW DENVER MINERS' UNION
NO. 97, W. F. M.
M*>cta every SATURDAY evening >t 7:S0, In
UN"  ""
W.O. LWVHEMCE,
Secretary.
MINER'S UNION HALL.
HUGH WILLIAMS,
Prosldeiit.
THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE.
NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS.
Notice is hereby given that on the 30th day of June current,
the SANDON BRANCH of The Canadian Bank of Commerce will
be closed, and all deposits transferred to the NELSON BRANCH
of the Bank at the close of business on that date.
Sandon, B. C, June 9th, 1903.
Just Like B. C
Ours is a time of substitution
and3 make-believe, says an exchange. Our olive oil is squeezed
out of cotton seeds and soused over
smelt or small herring; the combination is called sardines in olive oil.
Orange marmalade is a product of
the turnip and our glazed cherries
are chunks of eclves' hoofs, while
most of our distinguished politicians are pretty small potatoes.
Guard Your
Child's Sight.
In modern competition every disadvantage tells and
none more seriously
than poor Slcht.
Parenti who nope for
their children'* sue.
cess, should know
their sight is the best
possible.
G. W. GRIMMETT,
0. P R. Time Injector.
SANDON, B.C
Hot
Weather
JMlWKacMijff._Yo,u.ihjou!ikwi),yoox,
Blood Cool
ENGLISH     HEALTH    HALT
will do the Irk'k for you, and it is
Nice to take
NelSOn'S Drug & Book Store
FIRE SALE!
Greatest chance in the history
of the Camp to get Genuine
Bargains. Boots & Shoes that
are slightly damaged by water
but as good as new. Ladies'
Dress Goods, Gents' Clothing,
Hats, Caps, everything in stock
going at your own price.
Its my Loss, Your Gain
a WADDSBRQS!
# PHOTOGRAPHERS 4
W  VANCOUVER ano NELSON, B.C. f
NOTICE.
TO DELINQUENT CO-OWNER.
To H. EUMMELEN, or to wlioii.suever he may
lime trmmrciTt'd Ills Intel est In the Soho
mineml claim, (-Hunted in the McGuiunn
Ua»ln, Slocan Mi ing DivWon, West Kootenay Mining Division.
YOU are hereby uutllled that I have expended
kVti.M In labor and Improvements upon the
above mentioned mineral claim under the provisions of the Mineral Act, and if within W days
from the dale of this notice you fail or refuse to
contribute your proportion of the nltove*
mentioned sum, which is now due, together
with all costs of advertltilng, your In-
turcet In tho said claim will become the'
property of tho undersigned under Section 4 of'
the "Mineral Act Amendment Ael 1900."
Kaslo. B. C, May so, 1903.
J.C.RVaN.
RELIABLE ASSAYS
Gold $ .751 Gold and Silver. .(1 00
Lead 751 Gold.sllv'r.oopp'r 1.50
Samples by mall receive prompt attention.
Gold and Silver Refined and Bought
GGDEN ASSAY CGr
1781) Arapahoe "*.„   Denver, Colo.
Tfii-tLionta,
.1
rt* r%Mr.ito«t,
fUnitnn.  M«niif»ctnm
»ml tmttoU* oatttmitrt
KOrtTRNAV RAU.WAY& NAVIOA-
TION COMPANY, LIMITED.
APF.IMTIWO
INTF.HKATIONAI, NAVIGATION A
TIIAfMVO COMPANY UMITF.n
KASLO A SLOTAN RATLWAV,
ih«h m. Lv.   KAST.0 Art. HI5 v in
UiV.A m Ait. SANDON Lv um p m.
INTEHNATIONAL NAVtnATT<»N A
THAT)1Nf« COMPANY. LIMITED
KASLO-NELSON HOUTE.
nMA.m hv. NELRTiN An.7:15p.m
■a.in«   ,n   *»»     i,'ictr»i „    ?■!*?'■   •■-
Tlck«U *Mr| Ia nil port* ot tbt* ViAiwA
Stat** tm\ PnnnA* tin Ortnt Northrm
nml O, It & N Cfltnrwny'n Un««.
For farther purticulari mil on or «<!•
drew
ROBERT IRYIXQ. Mmrngtr. K*»K
ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS
To trnnsport ores pnsfitnj? Into nnd the
bullion going out ot tlio furiiiiccs oner-
Rtwl by tlu? AtnurivAti Smoltitu? nnd Ite
fining comimny nn nvom<ro of 800 enrx
nre required dnlly, snid Mr. S. \Y. Ek-
cI-pb, tnilHc mniiiii-rni' toy the company,
in nn interflow with trie roprosoutiUivo
of tlio Salt Lnk« 1 rlbuno recently, nml
yet n iBi'ger toiiiiniio could bo moved,
ttHptU'ially out of the c/imp* of Mexico,
wero It poHslblo to pot tlio I'ollhijr Woek
At present the company la operating
eleven n( its ameltpri nnd three re-flu*
eriex,  while tho new  zinc   plant nt
Pueblo will blow In next month with
it*  furnace* aa cflicieut at any ever
eonatructed to reduce 200 torn nf thin
clnm of nro dally, the capacity to bo In-
creancd aa Uio Intercut* of Ihe producot
Khali require.   Already contractu have
heen entered Into with tho producers of
of Lcfidvillc, of Aapen, aim nfCreede.
^Iille at thiH end of tlm line, M«nairer
C. W. Whlllev hasoiiened Ida doom to
local  tnanajrer* and   under   a   mont
tibi'ia) policy wA\ do na Hindi to on*
courage the ncarch for and development
of y.luc tire*, toward wliich tho antlpa*
thiei of thn i!l$rgi»#" In former yea ik
waa ao intciine; aa ia tlio company and
ft« local manaifer dnlnjr to develop
other cIhmcm,   Indeed, tlio inMallatlnn
nf an wp to date »,inc plant nt Pueblo,
uieniiH a» much for Utah na ltdooafor
any other Mate in which mining ia pur*
ant-A, HiildTiafllc Manairer Ecclea, aud
wltii the innikH it ahnll afford, tha zinc
(iiixluclx nf Utnli alituiM become, in a
■liuit liiiVe. a mum* of Kteaily ai.d con-
«!<ti>rabtt-> reci-nue    Hitherto, or uotil
>•.iihin the i»a»t few month* the metn.
*n re|Miiriintit to fnrnact'*,  aavo tliOM
*.>i«t'i,-ili;*. tlc^ijftivA tut the ttratmrntoj
«*»r«>a In which It te contained, haa bo«»it
it'iintf down Ibe culchm or over the
diiiupN, the mini a nf Park City alone,
where it, hat been a source nf much an-
uo-wtiii.«, bavins |n»riellliil many lliou
xiimNof toiia to go to wn*to and con
■natulated lh»m*etv<M  upon   ita   ri.l
»*...*        V   t      Ill,     11. A      Itnn. »„.,-•,
ih*w -plmit. i«*«eeHaHv ndafiteit to tin
tn-mimeiil ot Ibe tine iwaruiir mm trmn
Hie miiunaud luilinjf* fiom thn niillc.
■mA ttom IbU. Ame tht* |Hr«MlMini«r» ml
that and tteljrhboriiitr rnmiw will tw al
lowed for the preaenco of that metal, a»
•« tu* fnr i\if nri»«(»TH-i* of *llr<*r mtd lefut
iviii|«rarid gold.
In addition to Ihe rolling itock which
i« lii-inir utll/id by the Americai-
Smellinjr and Ufllninjr com|»aii)' in the
trau»poria!ioii of nre* neeew-o'y to keep
Hafmttacea ontiplM, aald Mr Eccle*,
the company*# line of ahip« ia Imaji ton*
i vtfvitv-4 Uw, ovva of CUUt iu ite' pUut» at
Ptioblo and Dfltirer, and bullion from
New Deinver, 11. O.
t»~We clow nt 7 p. in., except on Saturday,
Just
In
Complete Stock of TIN WAKE And
URANITRWARR'— many new
things for tho Kitchen.
Also a fresh Hne of OR0CP.RIFS;
the dninllest wnrinwonllicr deli
cnclos on the market, Tlio purest
Rooda of^thc Iwat bninda.
The latest styles In 8IIOES in stock;
other styles coming. Always get
tho best—It i«ys In'tlie end.
J. B. SMITH & CO.
Ne* Denver, B. C.
CANADIAN
EXCURSION RATES
EAST
JUNE 4.5. 24 TO 30
like
it
publUhed
on
this
earth
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Metim tn Perth   ,\ml*f,y, N* -I , wh}»#
To ami tram Kuropaui ptAnu tlatkurtUi jar fnfijrefneiit*. are nrnr V#in| made to
art A-mwietM n**t.   Apttj tm miu*t *»«• i forwaid the nrodnct of the Wmtem
rttw.a<kni»«j in)} tofbimtUMi to m$ C.   ; «tw!ler« to tbe r«foetjr at Petti* Am-
Rf ataatt*- \ boy by ahlp from Clalwaton. Mr li*ctei
O. n. OAnitCTT,       j report* receipt** of i re from the camp*
C P. 8. A*mt. X-*wfi*itvtt.   i*A Mf»ieft ««?■<»»•«*4#*illy Xwrgt AtA'ifi- j    j
If. P 9 ©immfntffi, n w, a. ,\ tt, trhmrc«|f; err*.*ln*r   rapidly     while    the   Cfettrf n r
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meet every day. Its home is in tho
Weft, far from theiimokocf crowded
citlcfl nnd the hum of grinding commerce. High up in the mountains, nur-
rounded by scenery that would drive some
artiste mad with joy, its editor situ close to
heaven and draws inspiration from the
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to Truth and Humor. It hnu hoste of
friends and enemies. It is hated and loved
just according to how it strikes the human
miud. It presses the limit every time
ami always tle*ala from the top. It bouH
to no creed, cringed to no god or devil, and
fears nothing, not even tho slicrilT. It is a
sham crusher, and aims to tear the mask
from everything that te evil. It is the
most independent mngaslne iu the world
and panders to no clam, pnrty, sect, creed,
color, flng or fat advertiser. It has pay
oro always in sight, and every shift shows
that it is humming. It has touched a
chord in thn human heart that vibrates
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but It is furnished free to all people who
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F"r lOitt' tii*Mf,. TB1W *mH, i-'iidjSiSt JMsirtmi
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