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Volume X.   No  19.
Price, $2.00 Year -ADvawi
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In and About the Slocan and Neighboring Camps 83
that are Talked About.
Sandon'shocky team will get out a
newspaper now.
An alderman who can please everybody is wanted in Kaslo.
Miners come from all directions to
buy tobacco at Williams! store.
Sandon ie again a warm town. Four
cars of coal arrived there this week,.
The Bosun shipped 40 tons of ore last
week, and will ship % like amount this
Beer is not like coal. You can get
plenty of it at the New York Brewery
in Sandon.
The irony of fate causes the Nelson
Tribune to remark that it has not even
an ink pot left.
The Filbert in Sandon is always a
full house; The- popular proprietor
should add more rooms.
People wtth matrimony, in sight
should size the furniture in D. J. Robertson & Co'a store in Nelsop,
YoHJ is Pfof,'Baer's stereopticon lecture
on the subject in Clover's hall tonight.
Sandonites are living in fear. The
snowslide season is near at hand, and
they have nolthor cyclone cellars nor
A hitch with the local United States
customBin regard to,'zinc has slowed
down shipmonts from tho Slocan during
the past woek.
Thn local K. of P. lodge will celebrate
tbe nnnlvorsary .of the order and the
lodge, by giving a social dance on Tliurs
Lowery's Claim has been refused the
use of the Canadian mails—a circumstance that will bo regretted by many
subscribers. It is quite possible that
some objectionable matter may have
found its way into the lively columns,
but the general standard ofthe publication does not entitle it to suppression.
It is to be hoped that the trouble will
speedily beadjusted.-Vancouver World
The work of tilling in the crib approaches to the Union street bridge is
progressing slowly. If the weather
continues favorable the work will be
completed about the middle of March
It will be the most substantial bridge
in the Kootenays when opened to traffic,
and the Public Works department of
the Government is to be commended
for the energetic manner in which it
took hold of the project and carried it
John Cholditch & Co. are' closing
their wholesale house ia Nelson.. Mr.
Cholditch will return, to the coast, .while
R. J. Hamilton will still reside in Ne1-.
son and travel for W. J McMilan & Co.
of Vancouver, and R P. Rithet & Co.
The firm is paying dollar for dollar and
debt carrying a losing business. The'
stock now on hand is being closed .at]
very low prices to clear it out, ■
• The objects of tho organization will
be to work in the interests of the mining industry through the Provincial
Legislature "and the Dominion Parliament, in the hope of securing favorable
legislation; and, generally, to lend all
assistance in its power toward building
up and encouraging the industry.
The railroad company is giving a
single fare for the roundtrip to all delegates to the convention.
day evening-; Feb; 19th
The Trotqqnt House in Nelson would
ho a paradtso fir chair-warmers if they
could get next to the cushioned chairs
that adorn tho barroom.
The recent shipment of oro from the
Bondholder was paid (or on a basin 61
275 oz silvor to tho ton. Throo men are
working tHo property under lease.
Bush .woWm,' art"driving thd deer
down to thrt fdothills from thc mountain
fastnesses. Two wero driven into the
lake close to Now Denver last week.
In tho YilO'Cariboo constituency post
offices have been opened at North Star,
Annisi Silver Creek, Moberly. Boundary Falls, Qoldfiolds aud Morrisey
Rosslaiid's Winter Carnival will be
held on Fob, U; 12, 13,,and 11. The
managers of tho affair have Issued a
attractive poster setting forth the list
of sports.
Following sro tho newly appointed
llcomo' commissioners for the -Sloean
license district: D.J W«lr, New f)en«
vers W. II. Davidson, Slocan: Wi II.
Brandon, Silverton
Dan McDougall has been promotod
from "brakov on ti-e nas*on»er tialn
to conductor ol the freight crow on tha
Nakusp A Slocan branch. Tom Gordon
has beep raited to engineer.
Tho dog poisoner is doing luminous
In New Detiror. Ho te the meanest
wretch left unhanged, who, if ha had
hit just; di'ierti, would he prospecting
for a cool apot In tho hottest corner In
Thomas Burlcy and William Steed,
titer working for ait months on tha
Ecllpso, Silver mountain, have thrown
up their Iwtin and are again hitting the
drill in the Itamn. Tba tow price of
•liver was ths principal causfl nf their
abandonment ofthe lease.
"Came In handy," saya a successful
Kootenifymsn. lTh« best investment
I aver made was an Endowment Policy
laaued by the Mutual Lite ol Canada,
whlth has imt matured.*1 Yonmrman
Kr* ih now mm no you likewise tiet
rntiv; mid JuJ! Jj.tJw.v.-.vi-lJ/.'.v ,'j'i.wj Wa\\w.v
J. Twlss,General Agent, Kaulo
A iwslaalMllott nMWfanT rn»>Mf«i|l<r
offered theC P. It. tW.OOO.OW for 14',.
000,000 acres of Ua government grant
land*, hnl,Ihi" after wm rt*1n*n,t Tfc«
railroad ■company prelert to" mil Alreet
to tettlers it 15 an acre. Already tha
paymenls b.Mng made on mortgage
notes hy land purchaser* are said to
b* equal to the interest on all the bonds
of the company.
Hounds am running Aeer in the foot-
Manager Gardo sends some very good!
npws over tho .'phone from the Payne.J
Saturday morning a large body of rich'
ore was struckin tho long tunnel. This'
means millions  to  the  Pavne  stock-,
i       - .' '
holders, and places the property on its
old footing as tho leading producer of
thp Slocan. The 'concentrator "is run :
ning filli time nnd is doing very satisfactory work: '    ,  "   :   ,
. Tlie legates Hont to Ottawa by the
pllvorrlead piinoownero to present a request t'6 tho Government for a duty, on
load, returned last woek. They wore
moat favorably received by the minister's, who gavo them long audiences
and plenty of.tlmo in' which to oxpross
their views, and each and every "minister went thoroughly Into the question
and were unanimous in saying that the
mining conditions in British Columbia
needed attention. Tho cabinet as a
wholo are, keenly allvo to tho situation
and the delegates camcaway extremely
hopeful of good result* attending their
efforts. They, also obtained an Interview with the premier who accorded
them a most sympathetic hearing, and
expressed his. willingness to endeavor
to bring about a more favorable state
of affairs in tho mining Industry.
1*1 Kt»  OP   HKMOHHIIAOK. .
bills around New Denver and SJU«rtoi». j ui*U» a prruam-iit
and there has b*w»n a rmhless slamtiter I np of delegate*
*A iho auhnaU by would-tai *port«   I wo i irmn every «•<■
ware followed nearly acton the lake by
looal "hunter**" and tlaughttred tn tbe
water.   If all laws wero observed like
tha game law. what
people we would be'.
Thomas Todd wits suddenly taken
down with hemorrhage of the heart
while cooking at the Cherry Creek
Mining Company's mines, on Monashoo
mountain. 2u miles t\om Vernon, on
Jan. 28th, and died in a fow minutes.
His last word* were: "Boys, I'm done
for. Uury imi In New Denver." Pred
Williamson accompanied the hodv here,
arriving Monday evening, Fob. 'id.
interment took place Tuesday afternoon
the funeral service being held In the
Presbyterian church, llev. Mr. Camp-
hell officiating. The deceased was lit)
yearsiold, and was a sufferer from heart
weakness. IU witnt in wilh several
New Denver hoys under Fred Williamson to op*in up the»property recently
stocked by a company nrgaulaed hV
"Jim" Wardner He was a man of
sterling aiwlUloa and won the e«tte*nv
of all witn whom he came in contact.
The organization of tho Provincial
Mining Association ol British Colombia
will be perfected at a convention of
mining and bu«ine«« men to lw, held at
'•nii/na tut t-'eoruury ztit'n. A pre-
ilmlnary minting was held at Victoria
on Jan. 14th, and on the iSth a large
and representative public mooting was
held at the Board of Trade building, at
which the objects of the new association
weie fully disen«sed
Th« aim ot the .twoff/ifinn (•» tn fnrm
Nelson has one of the best laundries
in the west. A Larson came in from
Spokane a few years vgo and established the Kootenay Steam Laundry
on Baker street. It cost $9,000 to put
in the machinery and the expenditure,
even during the slack season, is $1,800
a month. Trade comes to, this laundry
from Ymir, Ainsworth, Slocan and other
camps throughout the west, At the
rates charged for' washing it seems
strange that competition, even by
Chinamen, could live against it.
In this laundry can be seen the most
modern machinery that man has invented for washing clothes. Even the
flat-irons are heated by gas and everything is worked to the beat advantage,
and customers find that their linen lasts
much longer than it would if handled by
inferior and slower wash-houses. The
mangle used in- this laundry is a wonderful machine. .It cost $3,000 and
16.0C0 pieces can be put throueh It in
ten hours. No laundry this side of
Chicago has anything better. Another
advantage of having, modern machines
ina laundry is the chance it gives a
man to get his washing done in a nurry.
You can go into the Kootenay Steam
office for 20 minutes, and vour shirt will
be returned to you dry and clean. Such;
rapidity in a laundry "is especially valuable when a man has only one shirt
It,will repay any one to.drop ihand
seie this model laundry working^About
a dozen people are employed, and,
while the prices aro no higher, than in
Spokane the wages paid is 80 per cent.
more than that of Spokane. The Kootenay Steam Lauudry is an up-to-dato institution and should build up an enormous business as the country rise* in
greatness and prosperity.
Making counterfeit silver, coin appears to he a nourishing Industry in
tlie United States, and no wonder, seeing that the government issue is intrinsically worth only H9 cents on the
dollar. This assures a profit of 61 cents
on every dolliar thj» counterfeiters coin
out of puro silvor. Thero are, accord-
ing to thc mint returns, some live hundred and fifty million silver dollars in
circulation, but how many more of
counterfeit production of equal value
nre afloat nobody knows. This is freo
coinage of silver with a vengeance, but
so enormous is tho intornul business of
the United Status, and so great tho demand for currency that the imposition
is scarcely felt Tho extraordinary
thing about it is that while the treasury
has hundreds of tons of silver dollars
coined nnd stored in its vaults, against
which it nominally issues silver certificates which it daro, not redeem in silver, private enterprise is duplicating
tho government stock and tho statesmen at Washington are unablo to devise a system of currency reform. Tho
same condition applies to British silver
as to our own, and if similar wholesale
lounterfeiting goes ooe it is not generally known, ihe temptation will always bo great so long hh a coin pasting
for a dollar only cost* forty cents.
land bonds redeemable by the sale or
lease of these lands. Let the government lay out all the townsites, selling
oir leasing town lots to actual improvers only, and farm lands to actual settlers only: the price of lands being of
(iOurse graded according to the advantages of location. The increased value
qf, the lands caused by the railway
would thus contribute to the building
of the road instead of swelling the fortunes of speculators. The roadbed once
built may either be operated by the
government or leased for a term of years
to the Grand Trunk or any other railway company, subject to absolute control of rates by the government."
Thus a transcontinental road could
be built without cost to the people ot
Canada, and when it was built it would
be owned by the Canadian people and
operated with a view to the public welfare, instead of, being owned by private
individuals and operated with a view
to private profit and often in opposition
to the public wellfare. Isn't this a better way than paying big sums of public
money in aid of private enterprises?
And the best of it is, it is quite practicable—Hamilton Herald
f^boUt STTVfci* and Lead
Silver's Depreciation Proving a Boomerarig-
wb     ,    Mining Causing Interest in the East.
Not an acre of land should be alocat-
ed except the land over which the road
Will be built. All the land in the region
to be traversed by the railway Bhould
be reserved for the settlers. The enormous land grant to the C. P. R. has
been a curse to the Northwest, the evil
effects of which will be felt for many
years to come.
: The aid granted.should, be in the
form of the usual cash subsidy of $3,200
the aid is be granted should be these:
That the government should have the
right at any time, after giving due notice, to take possession of the railway
andoperate.it as a public work; that
the price to, be paid for the prpperty
shall be the estimated cost of duplicating it at time of transfer, this estimate
to be made by a ooard of arbitrators,
and that the total amount given by the
government in subsidies shall bo deducted from the price fixed by the arbitrators .—Hamilton Herald.
The, gross output of tho producing
mines of tho Coeur d'Alenes for tho year
closing December 81st, was 89,061,774.60,
that being greatly in1 excess ofthe out-
nut of. 1901. Tho increase over tho previous year Is 8000,801.50. The total output of pure lead for 1902 was 87,709
tons, being an increhso of 7,709 tons
OAcr tho,previous year: That is the
showing of the mines in tho history of
the camp. Thoso figures.woro obtained
on tho actual working,time of the mines,
whilh If the figuring had been made on
the basis of all tho mines working for
every day-in tho year< the output
would havo boon within a , few
llguroH of 810,000,000 Tho labor
situation was never better than it
is at thu present time- Fully 2,500 mon
aro employed in tho producing mines
alone, nut the men develoying th? lesser prospects would bring tho total of
men working In that section up to 8,000
It Is estimated that tbe number wiil be
increased by SOO men before the close
of the year,
The total amount of ore shipped from
the Slocan and Slocan City mining
divisions for the year I0O2 was, approximately, -2H,0t)0 tons. Since January 1
to( January HI, 1«,K*3, the shipmonts liave
lieen as follows:
Aimtitan Hay      ll
AnU.liie   .
ArllttffMo.   •..	
Mark I'rlnw	
Itoiun       d.i
filter Maiden  	
mntiot   «»
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Hhho  ,	
Hlortn Mur	
"Packed by Mrs. Moade, a lonelv
widow, aged Ho, on Matde'a farm, Belle-
view, Manitoba."
It happened that Edward Dwlght, a
rather  well-to do  Llverpudian warehouseman, included in his weekly sup-
(lies a dozen of the host Canadian eggs.
Ir. Dwight was a widower, his ago was
4'J, and he was decidedly lonely, being
without kith or kin.   He wrote to her,
told her tho story of tho niOKsage having
reached him, sent her hia photograph,
described his own loneliness In thn big
city, and hinted that they might neither
oi them continue pining for companion-
ship If they one* met, and gave refer
enco to several responsible persons who
know his character.   In lem than three
Wonka lw ivcmvcd a catolf,   It merelv j
tald; "Come out."   He went out.   TIm»j
loutly ones met—and they aro lonely j        .      . _
no longer.  So much lor an exported! „*„*,**?
Cauedlnn «gg.  ~.«—.
The homely but trite old aphorism
regarding J"curses like chickens coming home to roost" is about to be once
more amplified with England and silver
playing important parts.
It was the selfish legislation of English statesmen, with the vaults of the
Bank of England filled with gold behind
them that first caused the depreciation
of silver, and it was that class legislation in the interest of bankers which
afterward forced the hands of the American legislators, and through a policy
of national protection silver was demonetized and the industry of silver
mining was crippled in the United
Whether that policy was a wise or a
necessary one to prevent the dumping
of cheap silver from Europe into the
United States is yet a mooted question,
the discussion of which is not within
the province of a raining journal.
But the curse of depreciation originated in Threadneedle street and the
to roost.
Once the white metal was undervalued and started on Us downward
course none could tell when or where
the limit of depreciation would. bo
reached and the recent slump is tho beginning of a reaction which will hit the
money renters harder than it will the
silver miners:
To elucidate: When silver wna falling rapidly, in the latter part of November last year, a Router dispatch
from Hongkong 8ang;tho following;dole-
ful dirge across the wires to London:
Honokon'o. Nov. 20.—Tho prospects
of trade in the Par East are anything but pleasant to contemplate, in
view of the steady and no less severe
depreciation of the dollar. When, about
ton years ago, the exchange began to
toll against silver, tho depreciation of
the dollar to something like 8s. Oil. was
then regarded ns a serious menace to
the trade of Hongkong. The acutft
slump in silver, unless chocked hy some
remedial measures, which wilt bring
about much needed relief to tho trade,
as, indeed, to all other classef, will be
regirded as nothing short of a real calamity, by which tho import trade of
tho colony will bo very seriously affected. Merchants who contract for
orders for Chinese buyers fix the price
offfoods, as a rule, in sterling, payable
at tho rate of the day. The native
traders, who count upon the value of
thdr purchases at tha time, contracts
aro entered Into, find whon the period
arrives for payment, that the dollar is
worth so much less that his calculation*
leave him a great loser by tho transaction. It Is a matter of common com-
Eliint by tho Chinese that they never
now their exact ignition a* to the
amount they may be called upon tn pay
iutiilver (or goods ordered from England. Fluctuation in tho exchange is
so violent that as much as from 10 to 15
per cent is shown aa an appreciation In
the price of goods they order, if calculated on thu dollar basis. If this ptste
of affairs is to continue, it in feared that
import tride may be paralyzed, •» It
will ho rtnderod practically unreniun
crativo to native buyers TIimo latter
clamor for a stable rata of exchange,
and regard a flxud value ol tho dollar
as the only means that will satUfactorily
furnish a solution of the difficult quit-
lion of currency In this colony, «ituat<>d
as it is on the very holders of the largest *ilv»«r-vising country In tho world.
H U iddiriiiU'-J ut, aU b*i,i«. '\.,%l X'.m «d
ju«tm«*nt of onr loeal curnmcy would
l.u most dillicult to bring about, and it
with the banks and tho
about t.bad.
Regarding the silver-lead mining industry, the following taken from the
Toronto Monetary Times is interesting:
The enormous area of undeveloped
silver-lead bearing territory known to
exist in British Columbia, and tbe comparatively small area in which silver-
lead mines havo been developed in that
province, is used by the Kaslo Board of
Trade as one of the bases for an argument for protection to this industry.
Another argument, and an, undeniably
strong one, is the changed conditiona
recent years in respect of production
and sale. From information which
comes to us through drivate channels
wo agree in the conclusions of the memorial that the industry is Ithreatened
with ruin unless some relief can be obtained by govermental action. We
give some extracts from the circular of
the Kaslo board:
Lead ores produced in British Columbia were, prior to January, 1900,
sold almost entirely to smelters in the
United States, where, even after the
high duty.on lead in ore imposed by
profit remained.
In January, 1*900, the American
Smelting and Refining Trust absolutely
withdrew from purchasingiores in this
country, thus closing to our producera
tho United States market, and leaving1
open only the markets of the world, in
which the competition of the product of
cheap Mexican and European labor
miist be mot; and the domestic market
of Canada, where tho competition is
equally fatal, because the American
TruBt, favored by tho existing insufficient tariff, now sells,to the Canadian
people the products of lead mined and
smelted by cheap Mexican labor, and
refined and partially manufactured
in bond iu the United States; and for
such lead products the Canadian con-.
surner now pays practically the same
prices as does the American..
With such icompetition tho domestic
smelters which handle this product can
only pay our producers tho European
price for their lead, less smelting deditc<
tions and freight charges necessary to
place it on the markets of tho world,
the latter from our geographical position being necessarily high; tho result
being that the Canadian producer now
rocalvos tho curront European price of
f l.ilQ per 100 pounds for his lead, leas
smelting charges, us against 8.1.50 per
too pounds, less smelting charges, received h> the producer in the I'nited
For rucIi a price and under such con-.
ditions, lead in this province can only
be produced nt a loss; and even the unusually high silvor values carried by
the ores of these districts am insufficient to offset such loss, and to provide
a fair and reasonable margin of profit
to tha producer.
Tho majority of our silver-lead mine*
aro closed, nnd lone after another thn
remainder are joining this mnjorlev,
Tho production nf lead and the labor
employed have diminished to an alarming extent in tho past two yttars, the
formpr from HI,(XX) tons of lead to an e»»
timated production for this vear of 12.-
wjO tons, and the latter not less than 7R
per cent.
Unless an adequate measure of relief
is speedily afforded, the lead industry
which has already attained national importance, must iceaae to exist, and thn
silver-lead camps of British Columbia
will of necessity he abandoned, involving the ruin of the communities which
wo represent.
The consensu* of opinion of the mining'. Mneltlng, transporting and general
bu»iiie<ui interests ol ttiejwt districts, ar-
rivitd at after much diftntiiioii and deliberation, ii that relief can only be s«-
cured by an increase in the <*xi«tliif
• oui ten*.
A  macmcAi. l'ltnrnsiTiojt.
So accustomed «r« the people of Canada to the old practice of paying enter-
T*r»»lmr ■MMltb'tn-rm   »,*ii.r,i    ........ ,*.f »-.i»,H,.
money hr(1 iinmiitm them eiiorinoti*
tracts of public land* tn induce them
to build railways for their own enrich
ment, that it tinea not occur lo
Irf-opli* that tln'r* is a better wav
ting railways bnllt  Tho Toronto
Tax association, in a memorial to the
Damiuum ^-.wmuu.u.V, in uu*, M«tit*n\
ntij    it appears ttiao the l/otiiiuion postal |
Ji!J}j.'l,'iiU);,'t i.tll'ilj .'iituiM'S.   miii.   t.lv.uii.ii."» i
) to Lowery's Claim, which ii a monthly
I periodical and written on the lines oft
i Aristotle and the earlier apostles of
Science, and in language something
I after thu original   v«*i'Uon of .Shxk«s-1
i 'i*-**»',*•»» iiixUh'i'iilr,, 'iftiUitt   fife*  Oi'l«liu*"tl i
i the powers that be.   We do not lik« to |
hear «t the MUpprettion of any pajwr, a# j
government to secure the remedy which tai dl on le*d and it* product*
would  removH *. moUm* obstacle  lo j,„, 0| u„. xtr«mre*t features of thia
trade, and which In other inspects gives memorandum U that ll ludleatws whera
promise of imlimitiMi oxpaneion.   The changed   conditions of the   country
. . .*»*      tip,,*..***       *».»*- ,*.i.*.**i*     t.tt.f,       itll*
0 IMttd to the dollar, and much I heeu n*.'ti"i\\-n'<\ l.«• nor fisr-til umbor1-
ansiety i* e*nre**wl here lest ihisiti*. One provision nf tho tariff I*. In
ihould not b«» tho limit of depreciation, j u,« y,.„r of grace H*cl, t-lnarlv nu an-
Any further fall may mholly rfieorfan. "
it** the  prn«peiou*"trade Vhirh   ha«
hitherto  existed  b«tw<*eri   Hongkong j
mud th* Mfithff fVinnfrr.
U "a fixed value of the dollar, the ail- <
vm dollar, I* nrcestary now tt*.\,rfi<i*tt*'
to Kngland her China trade, bow long
hfadoflbaaewxistionlKitojrat Victoria,
with local branrhe* in  evety mining
ramp where there in n desire IO orsran-
n "Uw abiding1" ite.   Kactt vommmau t*«-omlr.l toon*
d^lejrate for every *„M ism-m!*»•/«
i piirlch-   tVm«,.L« Aii-*^ England her Uhina trade, now long
?Stt '^awutherupart *« «»"{»rlo«   » •«! KlLl'&Jf^0 "f t,,e 0rb"1 ,<>r ""'
ll twine |,opn  that th* arffon   h^n hi«ci
mnt otganizauon made with protecting against the grant agol „„  orwutir.- tmm tM^nt* wt.o
itoaKVriir^rrs; rss.s.**""? prir?te, ^t^^^1^^^ rffi^°.
!T.±V"LLl^l^' lrl ,H;rl,!, m5""t>' -**«-?«*«.>« jioltilM mt iWi imoriaon lhfttn.~K.ibi Knoll
mhtvnhwi, AiAl t,Am*Ay wh'nU .mjM.stw
a duty of 15 p»rr cent, mi pig lead, while
admitting corroded lead at 5 per cent.,
t* ,..   „1,.„,.:,.  . .   ,   ,,.,.. . ..... :.   * ... i    » ^
higher  on a t!i*t><nsi at a
veni'-"! itag.' »l production
itirwlv b«corr#rted.
io>r>- ail-
Th'* will
over t'xi appliration* for
U»ieil j
would I
There are
leases on W. S. StrattonVeMat**, sonm
United State*? of which ar*»lik*lv tn be -jrAOteA, a*
Ihe "open door,' one o    tli" mo*lj tbe policy ot the preum manareraiid
farcical aciM In the comply nt Mtions. | the enecutoro i«t not: on a par witn that
or iini« i »'»*» bn cl«»»«*i tuel  i.ickrti *»itit *♦ silver \ oi th« lal<* millionaire
,,„„.„..- „      . -.    u&*u wtitriimjriMnih^ i;«'l*i .Stat.--.a^ well a*
arbiter way.   Here it is: "Let aitrip -      .  -  j England, may be. totee*\ to apr-al t«
nl .!a,,d IS or -isi ioAea *sd« npm *$*th\ The Kettle riv«-rc«*untrvof Hashing-j the toiuka and tha fOtwnmMit to
Mrfaoftha pruptiMHl road* Ik* reserved! tw» I* assured a enwite'r next year.heettrearemoly which w,iu;ti wmaw
lor ihe jmrpo»* of hnCrtingtheroad.snd James Breen, tho smelter builder, b«*Ia scriouaobsuckt to trade.*'—Sao Fran-
»*n mw jfottttunryit hurwrnmc/uey u^>«> teg tbe man 'in Ut* to build it. ' ci*o> Mining iietiew
Co'»lderai>|o etrilrment eii*t# over
tbe ik-ar tiiiltti .iis'mt  uf. Montana.
whUU is said t«i hoM forth promiie of
Itecjioiog ono of the rirhe#l ol tln--tlt«.
A rn>li iitxpectel tt>en»in tin* spring. THE LEDGE, NEWDENVER, B. C, FEBRUARY 5, 1903.
Tenth Year
Thi Lkdoi Is two dollars a year in advance When not so paid it is $2.50 to parties worthy of credit. Legal advertising 10 cents i
aonparielline first insertion, and 5 cents a line each subsequent insertion. Reading notices 25 cents a line, and commercial advertising
traded in prices according to circumstances.
Thk Lkdok Is located at New Denver. B.C.. and can be traced^to many parts of the earth.
The Ledge.
A pencil cross in this square
Indicates that your subscrip
tion is due, and that the editor
wants once again to look at
your collateral.
In the east burglars frequently
rob houses of coal and beef, and
leave the diamonds alone. In the
west they will soon be touching
houses for copies of Lowery's
Claim. As a rule the burglar only
takes the most valuable goods.
Methuselah lived over 900 years
"but he never was in a train wreck.
If there is evil in anything'
printed you cannot see it without
having evil in your mind.
People become slaves when they
aeek to crush others who differ
from them in religion or politics.
The governor of South Carolina
recently Bhot an editor. The governor of North Carolina said nothing- 	
The removal of the duty on coal
by the United States is the first
—step—towards reciprocity—with
Teddy Roosevelt is a great man,
perhaps, but not yet great enough
to take back the lie he wrote about
Tom Paine.  	
In order to escape the game laws
of Illinois quail are shipped in
coffins. This is a dead game way
of beating the law.
The   new   C. P. R. hotel   at
Glacier  will  cost $35,000.    The
new C, P. R. hotel at New Den-
. ver will cost 8000,000.
Comstock docs not live in Canada, although the editor of Lowery's
Claim thinks that ho has some
backers living in Kootenay.
The Mormons living in
have sent in several petitions to
Ottawa asking for an increase in
the duties on lead, claiming that
prosperity in the lead camps of
British Columbia means a good
market for all their farm products.
You are to be kind to everyone,
and considerate, but you are not to
be kept in any kind of bondage by
well-meaning attention of your
friends. Be just, do your duty,
be loving to all, and still'maintain
your individuality and teach others
to be likewise centered.
general restlessness supervenes; the
face of society is disturbed or perhaps convulsed; old interests and
old beliefs are destroyed before new
ones have been created. These
symptoms are the precursors of
revolution; they have preceded all
the great changes through which
Albertai the world has passed."—Buckle's
History of Civilization.
Who Is the Worst?
An English journal recently
wondered whether tbe pronunciation of some of the ignorant classes
or of some of the cultivated classes
is the worst.
For instance, the groom says:
";Arry, 'old me 'oss."
But the curate says : "He that
hath yaws to yaw, let him yaw."
And   the   doctor's    wife  says:
'Jawge, please go to Awthah and
awdah the hawse, and don't forget
to look at the fiah."
And the vicar says, "If owah
gwacious sovereign-ah wur-ah to
die." _______
Nearly every character has the
habit of bemoaning past losses,
when they have really been valuable experiences—which were
necessary for the complete development of the character. We are
infinite beings; nothing can be lost
—the changes, including the depressions assist in the forming of
required new foundations for acT
tion; there are hints and suggestions in every so-called failure, if
we only look for them.
The oppressing thought and fears
which are everywhere, among all
people, are just so many shadows
cloudy mists fading before the sunshine that now springs from the
heart of man at last redeemed from
ignorance, at last emancipated from
the bonds of selfishness. Generosity destroys all shadows—since
this is the light of expended opened
interest—'the light of Love, of Life.
knowledge, the extension of consciousness, is not only power, but
it increases our capacity for enjoyment. And real power is always
allied to gentleness. Love is all
the force there is.
The total number of men employed
in *he mines, smelters and lumber
yards of Butte, Mont., is 8,100.
Arthur Tlullen
Has opened a Wholesale Liquor
Store in Three Forks, and haa
all kinds of Liquors and Fancy
Drinks, Champagne, Tobacco
and Cigars.
The Best Liquors
in the World—
From France, Ireland and
England—and he wants all hi»»
old friends—and new ones—to
come and try a bottle, or case,
or barrel, whether yon order
by mail or in person.
• It
In the west it is strictly against
the code to shoot an editor without
first telling him to "heel" himself.
To kill any kind of a man, much
less an editor, without first giving
him a chance to get a shooter is the
It will soon be considered a
privilege to be allowed to build a
railway in Canada without asking
for lands or money from tho government.      	
Mulock should issue a code of
instructions to editors. Innocent
publishers aro liable to be ruined
at any time by not knowing the
love our press censor has for prudes,
A Kansas man sent the following testimonial to a patent medicine company: ' 'Dear Sir— My wife
took a bottle of your medicine and
died. I am married again; please
fiend me another bottle."
Tbe Laurier government ha*
broken itm pledges upon the Mon
gollan question and lost the reaped
of all right-thinking people. A
govcrnmant that will Ue docs not
deserve the retpect of any one,
Prior asked for a million at Ottawa even if he did get the marble
heart. Kver since that writ affair
in Went Yale we always knew that
oar red-facod premier wan not
lacking in that great power commonly called nerve.
A mau iu ArkuiiHUM died laat
year from the bite of a wood tick.
The insurance companies claimed
*b**t   1*    WHO     ***      tlWWH-ttll-tl    »f(M»*tl
%,r*A would not pay th«« inanmnc*
on hia life, but judgment in the
courts went against them.
unpardonable  sin  amongst   gun-
fighters of the untamed west. ■ _
Christ did not persecute those
who did not hold the same opinion.
His pseudo followers in Canada
are just the opposite. They, seek
by force rather than argument to
have, their own way. When defeated by reason they turn upon
the writer much the same as a
skunk defends itself, These people
think they are good when they are
only ignorant and fanatical.
In a Texas courti't^e other day
a girl obtained a divorce from her
husband and in an hour married
another man. When the judge
heard of it he set aside the decree.
A judge—in Texas,.anyway—has a
right to change his mind until the
end of tbe term of court at which
the decree is granted. This is more
evidence of it not paying to be in
too big a hurry, even in love affairs.
The government of Canada is
swayed by church and kings. It
will kiss tho erase any time for a
vote, and humiliate one of its
brightest provinces in order to present a bouquet of imperial reasons
to some monarch across tho etas.
Canada needs a government that
will place the Dominion first in all
things. Truckling and subservient legislators will eventually min
this great country if they are not
checked by the voice of the people.
Truman C. White, the judge
who tried and passed sentence on
Czolgosz, the assassin of McKinley, and who still occupies^ a seat
upon the supreme bench of the
State of New York, recently delivered a lecture in Buffalo, the
sentimentjof which cannot be too
highly praised. Referring to the
spirit of lawlessness which animates so many public officers, from
policemen to judges, shown, as he
said, "in the readiness with which
a conclusion is reached that a person charged with crime is guilty,
and in the determination born of
that conclusion and founded on an
bring about a conviction and punishment if possible." Judge W-Mfe
led on to the mob spirit among
' 'conservatives'' which was arorfs^jl
by the McKinley murder. He did
not mention that instance, butbts
allusion to "men of high order ^f
intelligence who openly said that
if they had the opportunity they
would kill the prisoner," could
not be misunderstood. And heavy,
indeed, was his condemnation of
such men.   Said he:
"The man who stand it ready to
commit a crime because another
man bas done so, is as bad, in n^y
judgment, as the criminal upon
whom he wishes to wreak.revepge.
I know this may be an unpopular
view to take, but it is a solemn
truth in my judgment. If you ahd
I and all of us would from the beginning of raising a family inculcate in tbe minds of our children
the evil of this spirit of lawlessness, there would, I believe, bo a
decided improvement in society,"
You need to save yourself not
only from the habit of merely echoing others, but also from the habit
of eternally following in the track
of your own old habits. In other
words, you are to be ever on ihe
alert for new paths of action.
Change is the law of growth. When
you change your habits, you will
renew yourself, body and soul.
This is not a ' catch-line.
is the plain truth.     vVe
prove it to you any day.
must make*room for our
stock, soon to arrive.
Fresh Groceries arriving regularly.
Choicest stock in the camp,
New Denver, B. C.
Address: E. HARROP, Nelson, B. C.
Order your Xmtia suit early, boys.
The Truth sets us free—allowing
the life-currents to pass along, thus
giving us  happiness and health;
Desiring  to reduce
Dress* Goods and
my stock in
Dry Goods, I will
oflfer,V,F0R"ONB MOtfTH, iny entire
stock in these lines at
., .-i i.'■-■■■ - .-  ,
25 % below regular price
A tew odd lengths of Dress Goods at
Ladles' Shoes and Slippers nt same reduction
MRS. W. W. MERKLEY, New Denver
Job Printing is an art.
It is today one of the
most advanced of arts,
and greater efforts are
being made to reach
perfection than ever
before in the history
of printing. Every up-
tt6.-.date business man
recognizes the import-
;,, ance of having his stationery  well printed.
Tlie mat ia no greater than the low-grade
work that inferior office* will give you.
Brick Block    New Denver
Manager of BOSUN HALL.
Reports, Examinations and Management.
Are you Mtlifled with your Income?   Is your,,
time fully occupied?  If not, write us.
We can give you employment by the month
ou good terms, or contract to pay you well for
such business as you secure for us at odd ttmee.
We employ both male and female represent-
stiver. The next three months Is the very beat
time to sell our goods, No deposit Is required;
outfit Is absolutely free.
We have the largest nurseries In Canada—over
mo acres-a large rat.ge of valuable new specialties, and all our stock Is guaranteed aa represented
If you want to represent the largest, moat popular and best known nursery, write us. It will
be worth your while.
Canada's Greatest Nurseriet,
8* Newmarket iioiei
About Truth
A journal
that telle
the truth will have a hard trail to
climb (or a time. People do not
like to have thetr old notion* about
thing* Bat upon by fresher and better ideas. They always squirm
until the light break* in upon tlieir
moM grown mind*. Some can
never accept new truth, and die
foftcilizttl. People with the minds
of the latter always stand in the
way of progress and fight tho tip
lifting of the human race with a
determination worthy of a letter
cauAg. On this Hiibjoefi we append
the following:
"Every new truth whicti lias
ever been propounded! ior i% tune
caused mischief. It has produced
discomfort, ami often unhappiiieMs,
I relifn-nnn nrmnwm-wit-* find som**
Some people will buy anything I «>meUm» by disturbing social or
. #  (, t{ «      *     ,% • | X,*       ••      ******* *99**.<e*m    *w»«n«aniaf*t4ii    Anil    «AmA.
hw\  «Ww}    %Wi>fcU«4i»   i»Wi%li      k.A*'     •-*•*-   W»-*£ |tyjM»L*   vw
it.   The sales of marriage licenses
in a county of Pennsylvania were
recently very much increased hy
cutting the price of licenses from
$1 to 4W eenta for 30 days.
tiniest merely by the disruption of
old and cherished associations of
thought. It ia onlv after a certain interval, and when the frame*
work of affairs baa adjusted iUtclf
* to the new truth, that iia good ef*
Ix>wery's Claim is not deadjfecta preponderate, and the pre-
dimply because: CanadaV poetoffl<M|ponder*n<v> fnntlnoen to inerenw
officials in Ottawa are tainted with j until, at length, the truth mimm
prejudice and bigotry. Tbt poor' nothing but good. But at the out-
felldwn cannot help it and are to (net then* is always harm. And if
be pitied.; In the meantime the; the troth is very great as well a*
Claim is going ahead faster than {very new the harm U mrlom. Men
*m and tbt- iWmsiui fur it te fttior- > At* unuta uuea»y; tliey ttiueh, duty
moos. icannot bear the sudden light; *
OHANOK   FOR   lllll.
When   Johu W.  Yerkes, .coin
missioner of internal revenue,/ was
stumping  Kentucky   once in  a
gubernatorial campaign ho had in
is party a stump speaker who
sought to make a good impression
in that famous distillery town,
Owensboro, by upholding whiskey*
'Whiskey," aaid thu stumper,
"is a good thing. It hurts no*
body when drunk with moderation.
I have noticed In my study of bis*
tory and biography that all great
men drank whiskey. It is true,
and I challenge you to deny it.
Whiskey, ladies and gentlemen,
makes men smart, it makes them
"What is that?" asked an old
farmer down in the audience who
was noted locally as a teetotaler.
"Whiskey,"repeated the speaker
''makes men smart. It makes
them great."
"Well," said the farmer, "you'd
better get ten barrels of it and bo* | v**
•i     . t    ...,**     xt....  y*9,„\„ I A   A
This is an age when childish,
trifling ways most be abandoned.
Men are now called upon to think
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theorizing order, instead of being
alive with active energy, it is in*
consequent and worVs no other
purpose than perhaps being a source
of mental distress: ideaa are only
of true valuo m they are in eome
way carried into fields of eiprea-
Desired conditions are often
found in the moat unlikely places;
wo enlarge the sphere of our en*
drmtut;   we mwA «**rth  every-
where; wc tuuat scatter tcalafar
and wide.
You're going
Don't you think a good photograph
will he tho right thing to leave behind you?    We make a feature of
They'll remind those who rem a in at
homo that you arc an individual
worth missing.
Queen Studio
Baker St. Nelson
The Lake Shore Laundry
In New Denver
Is still knocking the spots oftiA
clothing thai ii soiled.
totW DCltOCF, oilers a pleasant substitute for
home to those who travel.   It is situated on the |
shore of Lake Slocan, the most beautiful lake in
all America.   From ite balconies and windows
can be seen the grandest scenery upon this continent.
The internal arrangements of the hotel are the reverse'
-~- to telephone, all the rooms being plastered, and electric
p^n bells at the head of every bed make it easy for the dry
L**J moments in thc morning.tjtjt.^ijtjijtj.vitj
*-*      The best and cheapest meals in the country are
to bo found in the dining room.   The house is run up*
on cosmopolitan principles, and the prospector with his
pack is JtiBt as welcome as the millionaire with his roll.
Kvery guest receives the Itcst of care apt! protection.
The liquors are the best in the Slocan, and the'
hotel has long been noted for its fish and gamo dinners.
This is the only first-class house in the Lucerne of |
North America.   One look at the landlord will convince any stranger that the viands nre of the ljcst quality,   llooms reserved by tdegraph.t-ftOK_»i-*t^_*t^i
HENRY STEQH.  Proprietor
Baek of Meet real
r.ttaklliherf tan.
t»Sl*ll-».'i 1'AJri t*M Wli) *i L,<teStu,>t*JM,j,>
Reserved land   :   ;    7,0Ctt,000.00
Undivided profit*  :   :   M0,084.04
Kt. Hon. IxihoHthathcoxa s.id Mooxt Kotau, G.CM.G. President.
Hox. O. A. Deemmomd, Vice President,
Fl S. Cucvvroy, General Manager,
Branches in all mrts ot Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and
the Uniu*l State*.
New Denver branch
LB B. DE VEBER, Manager Tenth Year.
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Oh, tell me. Christian soldiers
Who claim to fight for God,
How did you get religion—
By precept or by rod ?
Did your dear parents whip you
Into the right belief,
That for the God you worshipped
Your soul would cause no grief ?
Did Christ thus bring his message
Into this world of ours ?
To force religion on ua
By military powers ?
Ah, no! uo gun or sword blades
Drove it into your hearts;
But by his love and Kindness
His merey he imparts.
Instead of killing others,
His own sweet life he gave
That by his blest example
.   He all mankind might save.
In meekness, love and kindness,
AU lessons Jesus taught,
With ftghtlug, strife, contention,
He ne'er God's message brought.
Then why should we who follow,
Professing In his name,
E'er think by fighting heathen, *
To make tnem love, not blame ?
It will more likely turn them
To think of God with wrath,
Instead ot drawing to him
To follow in hia path.
Oh, shame I to those forgetting
The mission of Christ's life,
And who his name belittle,
In fields of blood and strife.
And in the field of battle
The lives of others take
And ask a blessing, saying
It wos for Christ's dear sake.
Oh! can you think to please him,
By ways lie would condemn '•>
Ah ! souls that are mistaken,
How he would pity them.
That they are so benighted,
,Thcy cannot wisdom sec,
And know Ills lesson taught them
Wore love and charity.
—Martha Sheppard Lipplncott.
Idealism, or Mental Science, is
tbe philosophy that teaches all is
Mind. Everything in the objective
universe is a formulated thought.
Life is exactly as we have made
it, and our environment is the outcome of our own ideals. Nature
progresses ever upwards in the order of evolution, but the "evolu-
tion" of the new science is one of
mental forces and not of dead matter. There is no dead matter.
Every little atom thinks and is so
much embodied intelligence. There
is only a difference , of degree between the clod of earth and the
brain of an Emerson. The latter
evolved out of the former, and the
clod possesses in latency the powers
of the philosopher's brain.
Our existence is made up of a
multitude of experiences. This
forms our character; which is our
personality. The difference between the-lowest form of life and a
_ Je^sChristissimply the difference
TCife KWbeen~ealled
of experience.   	
a school, and this is certainly what
it iB." Experience is- our teacher;
and we learn in many wayft.' Even
our sorrows, our sins, and our failures all have their lessons if we but
recognize them. \
All is Mind.     This statement
will appear strange to a person who
looks at the subject superficially.
Man's body, the clotheB that he
wears, the earth on which he lives,
the sunB and stars in the heavens,
are just so much Mind.    What is
Mind?   It is that which thinks;
that which recognizes something.
Mind is not merely a few cubic
inches of matter lying in the skull
of a man.    Look at a man's body,
and a careful survey will bring you
to the conclusion that every atom
of it thinks.   For instance, a musician is able to let his fingers fly
over the keyboard and unconsciously play melodies.   How is this?  It
is liecause *'- '
speak, so
Protestants will be damned; and,
Protestants teach that all Catholics
will be damned. This is Christianity. This is the glorious plan of
salvation. To us it looks like a
scheme of universal damnation. If
the Catholics are right, thc Protestants are lost. If the Protestants
are right, the Catholics are lost. If
they are both right, to which conclusion we have a strong bias—the
whole shooting match is lost.
In his next favor he makes the
following comments:
"P. S.—In reply to your postscript, beg to say the papers were
received, but the writer is not interested in them. Personally permit me to say that I am one of the
class which you condemn to perdition, but I know whereof I believe,
having the witness in my own
To this we responded as herein:
Paris, Texas, Dec. 3,1902.
Dear Sir.—Yours of the 29th ult.
received. I read with a mixture
of pleasure and pain your brief reply to my postscript. Pleasure,
because you deigned to notice it at
all; but pain because you were
satisfied to rely on your "heart as
a witness to your faith;" the heart
being nothing more nor less than a
hollow muscle, whose office it is to
receive the blood from the arteries
and pump it into the veins.
However, let us suppose that
you are speaking figuratively, that
when you write heart in this connection, you do not mean heart at
all, but mental bias; brought about
perhaps in part by heredity, and in
part by education.
Now, my friend, every human
being in the world, no matter what
his religion might be, could decline to hear you or me for the
same reason, if offered a substitute
or an antidote for his habit of
Not alone the victim of. super-
naturalism, whether pagan or
otherwise, but the habitue of tobacco, alcohol, cocaine, opium, etc.,
if he is so far gone as to consult hia
heart, i. e., his feeling in the matter—inherited or acquired—could
tell the friend who should suggest
to him, be it ever so delicately, remedial agents, that he was not interested in them. With profound
the unsound ones; his mental organization has become so formed by
the continual exercise and nurture
of certain tracts of it .(the brain)
that these have strengthened and
grown to a predominant power,
and it (the brain) is now practically deformed."—Paris (Texas)
his fingers are,  so to
..„ ,       much brain
think for him.    Man's
force and
body is a
vast brain structure, , having its
throne iu the head, but by no
means confined there. Man, then,
first and last is a thinker.
To think is to recognize.     But
there are different grades of recognition between one form of life and
another.   Everything in the Universe is what it recognizes itself to
be.    ! am that I am.     I  will be
what I will to be.   The will of man
is supreme.   In tho lower creation
the will, which is the name power
as the human will, is not self-con*
scioua—tht' animals have no consciousness of the power   within
iu them.   Recognition of the fact
that the will ia all powerful makes
man tho master of tho universe.
This is Idealism.   As a man think-
«th iu his heart, ho is he.   But we
can never will that which we do
not desire.    Therefore, desire is
tbe maiospring of action.    Social
life today is the outcome of past
ideals of the race.   It is what we
have desired it to Im-;  it is exactly
suited to the present; and wc have
no right to shirk the responsibilities
it offers us, and complain of Fate
boing against us.
Our   HO-CAtUHl   U'VJUOtta    utt   foil
best things that could liappeu. To
overcome them is to enlarge* our
character and make our personality
«rmr\jrpr ITnhaoov te the man
who has few obstacle* in his path.
To one folly conscious of the value
of overcoming, there Is a distinct
pleasure in surmounting difilqul
wrote on this subject to our correspondent, we now wish to expand
the argument by this extract from
an able article in The Ftifvim, by
one of the greatest scientists,' Dr.
jMaudslcy. It explains plainly-why
[Christianity hates Sudaism; why
Catholicism hates Protestantism,
and why Protestantism ... hates
Catholicism, and why petty religious sects hate each other, and to
such an extent that each' and all
have robbed and murdered one
another whenever ("beajstly; majority") favorable opportunity pre*
sented itself:
See, also, Psalm 129*21, and Ps.
137-9, aud Ps. 2-9.   He says:
"Get exclusive hold of it (the
brain) from its first dawn, subject
it systematically to a special class
of impressions nnd to an answering
set of reactions, insulate it as much
as possible from all conflicting or
distracting impressions and exercise it continually in the way in
which it is desired it should think
and feel, the certain physical results is tbe formation of a mental
organization which shall discharge
that function, and shall take pleasure in discharging it, which shall
function in one sort of belief and
aud practico in one country, and in
another sort of belief and practice
in another country, and which shall
always result and recoil from an
alien (unction.   To ask a person,
bo trained and manufactured to a
set form ot mental growth, to observe, to reflect and to judge in
matters that lie outside his range
of mental functions, is much like
asking one species of organism to
havo the sensibilities and to perform the acta of another species.
How can n Mussulman   who has
lieen taught to spell the Koran, to
read the Koran, to write the Koran, and to recite the  Koran, as
liis one school lesson, and to believe that nothing is true outside
thc Koran, have sympathy of feeling and thought, real communion
of mental nature, with a Christian
or to do otherwise  tbau loathe,
Authority on board of a steamboat is an interesting study. It
runs on a sliding scale; but, unlike
the gamut, it slides only one way.
This is bad for the lower "C" on
the steamboat, but he has to stand
it. A good illustration of how the
thing works was given not longago
on a boat in the Delaware.
The captain of a steamer was
trying to make a landing at the
dock, but the operation was attended with some difficulty. A line
from the bow had been run out and
made fast to a post, but the vessel's
stern was swinging off into the
stream. The skipper, with a scowl
on his brow, stood on the bridge,
abaft the wheelhouse, and stared
at the first mate, who was hustling
around on the hurricane roof amid-
ship. Down below on tbe quarterdeck the second mate was helping
the third mate aud a deck hand to
take the turns out of the stern line,
which was snarled up on deck instead of being fast on the dock.
"Mr. Olson," said the captain in
a gentlemanly tone of voice to the
first mate, "why in thunder don't
you get that line but, you long,
lank, knock-kneed, tar^tainted
wreck of returning reason? Don't
you see we're swinging off?"
"Aye, aye, sir," Mr. Olson replied, respectfully touching his cap
to the skipper.
Then Mr. Olson leaned far over
the rail and, raising his voice, he
called the second mate's attention
to a matter of very great importance.
"Mr. Peterson," he yelled,
"what's eating you, you towheaded
block-eyed lubber! Do you want
to choke the steamer? Get a move
on you, and be quick about it!''
"Aye, aye, sir," was Mr. Peterson's response to the delicate attention received from his superior.
He then gave the third mate some
hegently but firmly
"awansony       „     v    _
remarked, "I'll crack your blooming skull if you don't * hump yourself, you gaunt-eyed, bow-legged
stock-fish. feeder. Bear a hand
there. Lively now, and get that
line out!" '"'■'■'■
"Aye, aye, sir," said Swapgon,,
in a humble voice.
Then Swanson gave the deck
hand, who gets $12 a mouth,
clout on the side of the head that
knocked him spinning. Then he
jumped on him with both fcet,and
shouted: "Why in the name ofthe
other place don't you pay out that
I stern line, you low-lived, white-
livered, mule-legged, feeble-minded
raiillis rubber? What are we paying you for?" And hefiuished the
unfortunate man with a kick in the
The deckhand ran the line out
and made the boat fast. Then ho
went down in the hold, where he
anointed his person and clubbed
himself with a hand spike.—Philadelphia Ledger.
|S a monthly journal that you do not
meet every day. Its home is in the
West, far from the smoke of crowded
cities and the hum of grinding commerce. High up in the mountains, surrounded by, scenery that would drive some
artists mad with joy, its editor sits close to
heaven   and draws  inspiration from the
clouds   ^^fisji!^***^**
Lowery's Claim is principally devoted
to Truth and Humor.     It has hosts of
friends and enemies.    It is hated and loved
just according to how it strikes the human
miud.     It presses the limit every time
and always deals from thc top.     It bows
to no creed, cringes to no god or devil, and
fears nothing, not even the sheriff.    It is a
sham crusher, and aims to tear the mask
from everything that is evil.     It is the
most independent magazine in the world
and panders to no class, party, sect, creed,
color, flag or fat advertiser.     It has pay
ore always in sight, and every shift shows
that it is increasing.      It has touched a
chord in the human heart that vibrates
with its music wherever the English language breaks the ozone ********
If you want to get in line with it, get in
early as the circulation is limited to a million.   No sample copies are sent to anyone,
but it is furnished free to all people who
are one hundred years old.     Postage free
to any part of this wicked earth *****
While tho famine ia mon* widespread
tu Finland than in Sweden, very little
is heard about the distress ot the Finns,
Nearly all the Finnish newspapers have
boon suppressed snd scarcely any Information as to the condition! come to the
otttiido world Thn Itasslan government Hoetnt quite indifferent to the fate
of thc Finn*. Private lettort have revealed the fuitrfttl conditions itnd
aroused tho Finns in America to action.
The Christian Herald of New York lias
also undui-takeii to forward fund* to
proper persons in Finland.
Tralnloads of food for man and boast
continue to bn dispatched from Southern Sweden to the famine sufferers In
the North Other tralnloads are being
brought across the mountains from the
ofoten rail wav. The local authorities
lu the stricken distHcrsHi'uhsrd iiicjhlnI
to find means for conveying the pro
visions ami fodder to the farms and villages where the privation Is greatoKt.
Tn many places road* must be cut for
utiles through tlem* underlit-u»li anil
forests to make way for the relief caravans to the widely scattered hous#s of
the peasant**. The snow te itetn on tho
hills mikI the <old Is intense Hardship*
ritforous character havo
, 4l't is finally reported that the fire ntw-
Ihjr in the workings of tho United Verde
htm been extinguished by tho use of
carbonate gas. n
" The location of tho big HomcHtake
'mill of'trom 400 to 500 Mumps, tlmt is
contemplated by the management this
ymr, has not yet been decided upon
i ' Work is being rushed on tbe new
smeltitiur plant for the Republic smelter
of Loadville, which will have a capacity of about <r)00 tons dailr when
there is koidh excitement over Hut
discovery of gold in "calico quarts"
alonjethe canyon of the Grand river
Halt wash, Utah. Excitement whh caused
over the discovery of copper in the
sedimentary formation there a year «»r
so ago, and this time tho discoverers
state that thero are immencu quantities
ot quartz in massive form carrying
about $7 gold per ton.
AH   HKKN   IN   KNtit.AMI.
The llirures hIiowIuv the expansion
of Caiiadiitn liadu in lB'.li arc ol con
•iderable interest   The total increase in
the sgirreirntn trade sltee theyeHiinen-;
tinned amounts rmijrhly lo »Ii-o,imji),»shi
Looking down tho list'we lind that thn i
growth of exports from this country to '
Canada since 180*1 has not at all grown i
 ^-__, __ _^_ .	
in proportion with the increase from
the United Statty. France or Germany.
The Imports, (torn"-'tho United States
viiKtly exceed those from all other countries combined, nnd show a srrowth of
58i millions lit U8Wi to nearly 121 millions for tbe year ending !)0th June last.
The imports from both Germany unci
Fiance  have nlsn doubled, but from
this country an increase nf only ;il-out
■Vi per cent is shown   As regards L'ana-
•InV export tnnle, the  Mother Country
ih liy far her bunt ciutnnior, and while
in 18fl(> '.'anada exported produce to the
value of over (12 millions tntliin country,
taxation.   HeyBimr the union* in keep
quiet for n time is not calculated to en-
-sure the ut mod contentment and stu-
hilitv.-London 11 C  Iteview.
IvituiiiiR* of rmiuriiuii llnllwuy*.        I
Tlie three ureal railway m steins off
('munla, llie Immdiui I'milie, Grand
Trunk, and Intercolonial, earned dur-
ina1 llie vear llMi the euonuoun *tltn of
S»r».tl7."i,8l'>. llu! largest earnings by far
in thn history of Canadian railways.
Thi- amount wax dixtributed as follows:
('.  V,  IS, $!lii,.'t8l.«ssi;: Increase river
blot vear, $.'i..YJ|,into.
(iraiel   Trunk    DClo.tM-vtT!!;   inerea-e
over lust year.*) iW'.».4l!i
Tu GKOHGE T. McKKNJCIE.Intnof New Denver, Hritinli Columbia, or lo wlmiiiuocver he
limy  liave transferred hu InteieM In the
••Shareholder" mineral clhiin. ettuaied north
of Hear I Aiid'. and adjoining thc " liftkevien' *
in Ainnwortli DlvUlun,
VOU AllK HKHUnY NOTIR1BH Hint. 1 have
1    expended ttiVi-00 In labor kiiiI liii|ii'ovcmeutN
u|>qi) the almvo mentioned inini-rnl i-liilm under
the* |irovinloiiH ol Ihi- Minium Act,mihIif within
ninety day* from the date ot tliln notice you
fallorrofuHQ to contribute vour proportionofth*
•bova mentioned num. which Ik now due, to-
wither wltlmll corm of iirlvertnlinr, ymir intrre*t
In the xald claim will become the |in'|HTty ut the
uiultmlRiu'd, under  -Section i ut nn Act en-
tltlcif'An Act to Amend tlio Mineral AutlHiO,"
Dated nl New Denver, II. C, thU flth dav of
November,won. HOHT. WIM.IAMS.
Wltnc»K (')uirlrn S. ItHfchilull.
Never expect much from small advertisements, milesa they are reinforced
by plenty of auxiliary advertising aud
ocrn-ioiiiil liii'ifc ones
The Filbert Hotel [reliable assays
jot the most .._ 	
:•■   ■       , ,     ,      ,,   »     „,. ■  been wxperlencert bt the numerous ro
bate nntl denpiet* hlra?    Tho two net nartles. yet the •».**! work Ir Ireinji
wiw'.*." *,« *f" r,?.v.,.'»   •»*(**.•!' «itv»et««i ldnritvlv carried on
buYt&Vwro virtmiw nfrllWntJ    W. W. Thomas, (.nitwl auwi mm-
~.....4,,« "t.t...l,. I     «(*».!     _....    I.a i lain* 9* .StuC.MimUt.Mei lit 9 iJJil'i'UJiM.'J'i
mental kind*.     A mind  may he,\mU »sw«len U whining       '
Ih the lioim* to *u.\. at when
in tho Silvery City. The
rooms mis airy and the heels
conducive to slumher, while
the cull-hells beside every
door will put you in mind of
modorn oivili/ntion. Thi
mc:ih h. the   dining vonm}
. 1 ,V>\ Oulil and Hlver ,tl <o
Und lf.|uo|it.»llv'r^o|ili'r t.Ml
•.Miniitemy mall iecelv«|irom|it uttentlon
Gold and Sliver Refined and Bought
IV*!.%   \l'H|inltm< m,,    ItriMt-r, t'nlit.
To S.VNKOHH DAIGI.K, tr to whniiiM*verlit*
may have tmimferml hi* lut<rcit In the
"Coiikc No.»," "llrltlot" and "t'ouiniander"
MineralClalina, Mtimtenn theK..rib Ki.rkof
Kik'ht Mile Creek, in llie Moeim Million Dl-
vlnloli, nf \Vr»t Kia.teimy DlMrlel.
V'ol Arc hereby noiiiicd ibnt I Imve eiiN-uile«|
|iira»w*-m.nt work und reenrilinu leeaon
IhenU've named cl.iliim for llir >e»r Fnat |*«l.
thieti liun.lml and ttwn <loll»i- nml fifty ccnU;
namely, one hundred and twn dollar* ami fifty
cent*for caeli nl Ihi. o.ild eliiiitm, in older to
hold the aald clainiKiindir the |imvl»|inia of the
Mineral Act: ami If. within '«i dav* from the
date of thl* inuli e, yiti fall >>r refine to contribute vour |irol<orttoo of «ieh e«|*«iiilllure*. together tvlili nil i'-m i f unveitlnlnti >o»ir Intereil
In *«ld claim will become the |.iu|'*ri y of Ihe «nl>-
wiIImt under x.-tlon I ol the Mmerul Act
Amendment Act. H*H
Dated thl» lllll ,\as nt I'teemher. V.Ot.
Hlirned- OH AH, K   IIOI'K
mental kindH.     A mind  may ',01 iYit;'"Swwlen is winnlnir » title to itn-     ...
moulded Into in ad n cm by nature iperishahta credit bv her itrujurle to; Will make a mash Upon your
and ctrcumutanew an well aa di»-i succor hex starving follow countrymen. (♦««•„ .Irui phunm ..»«.«
tracted into It hv dttwaae      When Th« he*rt of t,,M country to seen to be • ww"- """  »""K'
irnciea into n ny tuaeaae.      ^r1;! rlg|lt, while lu head Is shown to have'
'AM   «*»«Mbk»*iu    «£**«*,,    k«»j.»^ .„  CH,mt„v ,,,, tiOOlMItt ftUUii't Vo*/lv*.
by ft particular pamion, such iw re-' J
ligion, jealousy, suspicion, or pride >
tiricea all  imprcantomi and turns     Hwatawiih each peraon'a own
IHK   IIHAHl   A%   A   WlT«KSt.
your Htom
*acb into an internal heaven.
cri'sJi' wh'{ch'tow supiioswVit'Vo'iw^*?j The Fillxsi't is eoHinu|M)litan,
and is run upon the Canadian
i orowa at laat no far out of all pro- «>e»vy burden to carry or a means plan.      I he  bar   is I epiete
*-•-- ----*—u«—~i-«»»«ini«»Qtw»nfrtinin«i miis-1yr\x\\ jijj kind*? ofbDtffM'H from
In tbe Cower Mottiioilnuinecif l>tsh
jAWtiwr&utf congmity aa to he'nc- \ towards attaining strath and mas-
  t tnal madness; it becomes an insane | tery.—Burry.
Havinii   mme   (Nwiwpowdencejdelasion,   wbkU.   abnoilnug   »ud     ,_         	
with a tiaitv Sn Jndiaoa. w*a«it holding a certain area of mlnd-ahsavy otwof the workinfi nxtmied
m!» 1JSJitmmm, ,,f ,Lur WWTJ (b»in) destroys it* unity. The! to th. superintendeat a good b^v ol
htm sample oopios oi our j«jw, jrjf™/ "iTk -.two-fnld ner«onalltvl«>PP«'"',»- Thasaperiatendaat barely
and, in our laat letter, added a P. j IndltWqal it» a two-roia pewoni^Vl^igailwf- -—   *-
R of this wkr.
The nmhoTfr*
aeeording aa he ia under tbe away m^ hlm«*>i( on ihe irrwxl rwmiu «-i
tmeh  that   sll j of the sonnd tracts of thought ot of | ^e t«idcnt.      .
gentle old rye to tlie tipple
that loams in t\w glua*.
Wm. Bennett
When Sec Inr
Is Painful
If afiar working
awMI* roue ttaa
• ting ••••* 9*4ti...
Imm.itlilf r»ll»f I*
obl»inb«l it, gut
■arfettlx adjuitaii
C*n«utUllon fr»».
r Jm^.   tHttaniaad
if®^= a
Hear Fortune
... I'. U l.mt liaj«M»-
<>(<t->rt<n'ii> •'■onliim • :.i|-* *l *o»ii
door m In n it I* ii"l herded Here i«
i Im\j.   I liave two mineral i-miiii* lor
SV.'*'   i.'i.l >' i.-.tj  S.lll'   ■:    -'.'■  '  -  *    "M  '   'I'll
lirm-iith Ihe mtlai-e. '1'lnv nre «ltil-
uii din to- hurt of tie Kl<*an. I*-
l«nn ihe I'ajne ami Monitor mine..
Ihe territory !■ neli mul n fortiinc
014V i»*ll the .jMiiiluioi    Tbei-rlee
I-*    Oolfi'O'll t   o  t-itu   ,11.   ,.-*.*.,., ( ,        tf-f
R. T. Lowery
New Denver, H. C.
l       til anil fiom Eur )i--> in  i-'in'- < In '*io->'<i*r
u,ii Amtrkaa Una*     Aj.jl>   for -*v,n.  >Uu»
ratoa.tkketiand full tnterinatlon m aoy f:
Hy afMI «r-
li   IV. t.AUUKT.l.
i. e. It. Amtn, Stw r*n,\tt.
W. I'. V. iMmmitigt ti K. 9 Ini . A utmt9m THE LEDOE, NEW/DENVER, B. C, FEBRUARY 5, 1903.
Tenth Year
Notary Futolio.
. Notary Public, Insurance Agent aud!
Mining Broker. Mining Stocks bought and sold.
General affent for Slocan properties. Small
Debts Court held lst and 3rd Mondays in every
month.   Established 1895.
and American plan. Meals, ascents. Booms
from 8:.c up to $1. Only white help employed.
Nothing yellow about the place except the cold
l„ tho Mf'i*. MAT.OVR -fe TR.RRlLr.riS.
Iii the safe.
MADDEN HOUSK, NELSON, is centrally
located and lit by electricity It is headquarters for tourists and old timers. .Miners or
millionaires are equally welcome. THOS.
MADDEN. Proprietor.
THE ROYAL HOTEL, Nelson, is noted for
the excellence of itacuislne.   SOL JOHNS,
BARTI.ETT HOUSE, formerly the Clark
Is the best SI a day hotel in Nelson. Only
white help employed. G. W. BARTLETT.
THE   EXCHANGE, In KASLO, has plenty
of airy rooms, and n bar replete with tonics
and bracers of many kinds.
rpHE MAZE, in KASLO, is just the place
X forSlocan people to find when dry or In
search of a downy couch.
JO. MELVIN, Manufacturing Jeweller,
. Expert Wiitch Repairer, Diamond Setter,
and Engraver. Manufactures Chains, LocketB
andRlnirs- Workmanship guaranteed equal to
any In Canada. Orders by mail solicited. Box
240, Sandon.
pure Latakia Student's' Mixture, Pace's
Twl»t, Craven's Mixture. Bootjack, Natural
Leaf,and mnnv other kindsof Tobacco.
O. B. MATTHEW, Nelson, P.O. Box to.
'%*/%*%%>'%> 9S9
tFrorp. the BMiFs Ke«f 5
HANK  RtklAW \
It is a small word, but in it is contained the great secret of success.
It carries with it a different idea
than "jump."
We jump and land, and,the work
is over; but we -get behin^-something
and push—and push—anctfpush.
It means steady, persistent effort—
An up-hill stunt.
If you start to "push" yon will not
have time to lay down to rest.
Success is not for a chosen few;
It is for every  mother's son and
daughter who has the push in him or
No; I don't mean that.
I mean, who gets the push out of
him or her.
Push is "in" everybody;
But push, like good intentions, if it
is not put into practical use, is of no
use, and can accomplish nothing.
Push must have behind it a strong
will, and this is only developed by
"do"-ing things
Your will to do is good enough to
start on, but never waste time thinking about it.
DO it-DO it.
"No, no, my child;..it. is$ not.the.
sun, but we are going do wni" replied
grandpa. /
Have you never thought that the
sun was going down when in reality
it was you who were leaving the
mountains ot truth for the valley of
doubt and uncertainty ?
HJ. PHAIR, Dealer In Foreign and Do-
•   mes '
mestlc Cigars and Tobaccocs.   B iker St.
Kootenay Candy Works.
A.   McDONALD,    Manufacturing   and
Wholesale Confectioner.     Nelson, B. C
"Wholesale   Merchants.
ersin Butter. Eggs, Cheese, Produce and
Fruit, Nelson, B. C.
FL. OHBISTIE, L. L. B., Barrister, So-
.   licitor,  Notary Public.    Sandon, B. C.,
Every Friday at Silverton. tf
Ml, GRIMMETT, L. L. B., Barrister,
.   Solicitor, Notarv Public.     Sandon, B. C.
Branch-Office at New Denver every Saturday.
Mining Properties.
New Dcnv
Mining properties should address Box
~    rer.B, C.
Insurance Sa K.ea.1 Elstate
Insurance Agents. Dealers iu Real Estate
Mining Properties. Houses to rent and Town
Lots for Sale. , 	
Now Denver, 1$. C,
Real Estate and Mineral Claims for Sale. Cl«lms
represented and Crown Granted.
Lumber, Doors. Windows. Strre Fronts, Show
uses, Store and Har Fixtures. Counters, Fancy
«, ' H. HOUSTON, Malinger.
Nelson, B. C.
Lowerv's Claim is up against it.
The wires have been touched by
the hand behind the veil and the
government stops its circulation.
Thus do the world move—back
ward—when priestcraft holds sway.
And when 1 say priestcraft let it
not be understood as' refering to any
church that recognizes mankind as
one common brotherhood with one
common fatherhood—the fatherhood
of God—and one intercessor—Christ
—for all.
That is not priestcraft; that is simple Christianity.
There are no middlemen to rake
in the sheckles
Lowery's Claim has its faults, it has
made mistakes, but they were always made in the direction of Troth
and Light.
It aims to elevate man by tearing away false pride, and rending
the veil of prudishness that bigots
hide behind to obscure the Light and
damn the race.
It aims to purify men's minds by
teaching them that every function of
the body is God-given and therefore one is as sacred as the other.
It tries to point the road to happiness and purity of thought.
It has spoken in language that was
plain; if sometimes blunt it was always tj the point.
It has hammered priestcraft because priestcraft te one of the great
evilsofthe ager-"        ~~
Because it has been honest, priestcraft has given the sigq-and the postmaster general has' done therest;.
*   +
Faith is not credulity.
Ingersoll,"the brilliant bigot ot his
age, used his cutting sarcasm to de •
flounce the Christian church for its
belief in salvation by Faith,:   ,
' At the same. time he was daily
practicing Faith—not in his Christ,
but in himself—the highest god that
his egotism allowed him to see.
Every sane pers(on exercises Faitli
in something.
The object of our Faith, is according to our development of Faith.
e have failed to tjultivato Faith
„ ,     n. c.
fiwliad l.i yours experience in dental work, and
makes n .•fieclnity of Oold Brldgo Work. Most
complete denial ofllcoIn D C.	
O-eneral   Store.
THREE   FORKS, dealer In
Groceries, Dry Goods, Etc.,   Good* shipped all over the Sloean.	
IUM. The most complete liril T II
on the Continent of North Amurl- ll LH L I 11
ca. Situated midst scenery un- R EG fl OT
rivalled for Grandeur, limiting. lltOU II I
Fishing slid Kxcundonn to tho many point* of
Interest. Telegraphic coiiuniinii-fttloii with all
Mrts of tlw world: two nialM arrive mid depart
everyday. Its Imthi'* euro all iiervous und
museulnrdlsenses; !« waters heal all Kidney
Liver and Stomach Ailments of every iisme.
The jiricn of n round-trip ticket between
New Denver and lliilcyoii. obtainableall the
year round and good for so day*-. U »3.IV Halcyon Hprluifs. Arrow Lnl.e. II (!.
JOHN  Mol.ATOIIIK,   Dninliiloii and  I'm*
vliiflnl J.iind Surveyor.   Nrlxoii, II. C
Alt HKYI.ANP, Kinrimwr iuul Provincial
,   l.u -nl Surveyor.   KASLO
Mh II uril'M pro nptlv altemled to.
7     It.   (WMKIMN,
ll .    Cluililin.' finii-li'i-i
filll Illl t'l ««•<•-.
Hind'in,  Manilfiieturi>«
uu.I * ||.-Ih |irtirioi»t.-<
Silver King Hotel
In Nelson, I Imve secured a
limso uiKin the Imperial, nnd
luivcf changed tlio name to
what it was year* ago:
The Silver King Hotel
This name Is familiar to nil
who blazed the trails in curly
Any*, aud the newcomer*
will not forget It If thoy drop
in uutl see. inc.
If we
we are degenerating;
The person who will not have Faith
in anything that he canpotseoand
understand is a'bigot of the worst
type,, ,. ' ■■     .
As Coleridgo puts it:
Forth from his dark and lonely hldlnit placo,
(I'ortentou** sljrhtl) the owlet Atliolsni,
Snlllnpr on ohseene wlncrs athwart the noon;
Droiis his hluo-fri lined lids and holds them done,
And, hootlim at the plorlou* sun In heaven,
Cries out-"Where Is it,?",    •
■■es     +
Such men as Pajno and Ingersoll
have all had their use inthe world,—
Good, in tho long run, comes out qf j
m'ost qvil,' '
Thoy. helped along tho very causa
they condemned, by rousing it to its
responsibilities and privileges, and
ceiiifiitlng every Christian heart to
the Living Christ.
Ah the Scientist Mnudsley puts it,
those men had dovolopcd "(in exaggerated egotUm, inspired by a particular passion."—tholr hatred ol tho
church—which "grows at lust so far
out of nil proportion nnd congrulty us
to bc actual madness."
Thoy simply beat their brains out
against tho wall—not of suporstltion
A Faith tho cultivation of which
requires tho development of thc
nolilct-t and best that's in a man.
No'innn can bc honest and bo a
A crank Is an Individual who has
been, or te dishonest with himself,
and hccnu.so of tills perfidy to self,
he grows Into a belief that everybody
else Ih ua much out of harmony with
the thinfiH of life as ho is.
I would not say that ull men that
aro takon for cranks are cranks, anv
more.titan t would sav that every-
ihlUfi l)i*i .tiifkk iilu-sC uu ,% Aug.
Hut this is sure: every man that
In dend certain that everything and
evorvidin but himself needs to be
reformed Isadamphool.
The editor of the Hickory Ridge
Missourian sat on the inverted ink
keg that served bim for an editorial
chair and gazed intently at a letter
that lay on his table.
It was from Hipperly & Co., the
enterprising dry goods merchants
of Hawville, inclosing an advertisement for insertion in the next
copy of his paper.   ,
Hipperly & Co. invited the attention of all residents of Hickory
Ridge and surrounding country to
their unequaled assortment of goods
of every  description,   bought for
cash and to be sold at a small profit, and they offered to pay the
railway fare, both ways of all customers from Hickory Ridge and
the Turtle Ford neighborhood, who
would purchase goods to the value
of $10 and upward at their store.
Accompanying the advertisement
was a postal order for $5,  payable
to the editor.
Ho read the advertisement again,
looked at the postal order, and
He could do a great deal with
that $5.
It would pay his office boy's salary
for the week and leave something
to be applied on tho debt he owed
the firm of Readyset & Innards for
printing office supplies.
He would have to kill an editorial already in the form: for the
next issue.
He went to the imposing stone,
leaned over it and read from the
type the following:
"Patronize Boms Merchants."
"Every once in a while some
cheap John fakir in some other
town floods this community with
ads, trying to take trade away from
our business men. Don't have anything to: do with these chaps. Nine
times out of ten they are one-horse
fellows1 that'-can^fe. make a living
where they are known, aud they
have  to rope in outsiders.    Remember that our home merchants
live here and pay taxes here. They
give you just as good bargains as
you,can. get anywhere seise in the
country.     Don't  b.e  fooled   into
buying shoddy goods in Hawville,
Punkton,   Glossopsburg,; or,, any
other old town in this neck of the
woods.  Patronize home industries. I
Support the men that help to support you.   Don't go back on your
own town.     Let us all pull together for   the good   of Hickory
"Kill that tor a dinky little $5
ad I" exclaimed the editor. "I
guess not!     I'll see 'em rot first!"
Returning to his' table ho sat
down on the ink keg again and
dashed off this indignant reply to
to Hipperly & Co.:
facts and Philosophy
FROM   I A PHD   TlflVPP  My stock of watches and diamonds is
UnUUD    UUf LK  enormous.; I have the resources, talents
TUE  irit/ri rn ani experience for supplying these goods
III t U tWtLtn In a manner that admits of neither loss
nor dissatisfaction io our customers.  Ihuy largely because I sell largely.  Large
buying makes low selling possible and economy in expenses makes it still more
possible while still preserving a high standard of quality.
Here are some Specialties:
Diamonds and all kinds of precious stones.
Ladies' Rings,   Brooches and   Bracelets,    Watches,   Links,
—————————-  Locjjgtg an(i Neck Chains,
Manicure and Toilet Sets to suit everybody.      Sterling Silver Novelties of allkinds.
Sterling Hollow Ware.      My stock is complete and I want you all,to call and inspect it.
Engraving not exceeding three letters will be done free of charge.
Orders by mail receive our prompt attention.   Send your watch repairs to me and I will do tne rest.
after a crystallized pattern made
by the leaders in the popular church
state and society? ^ If you are make
yourself over after the new pattern
of Love.—Lucy A. Mallory.
A provieion is in the bill introduced
by Senator Neill of Idaho, whereby
mine owners must submit, between
January 1 and July 1, sworn abatements
of net earnings of their properties for
taxation. The term "net," as used
herein, means the proceeds of mining
after deducting expenses of operation.
Construction work for the year immediately preceding is a deduction, but
no expense of this character maybe
included which is not set forth the year
following its incurrence.
P.  BURNS   &   CO,
Shops in all the principle camps.      Excellent service always.
P.   BURNS  &  CO.   i
A bill has been introduced in the Nevada legislature for creation of the
oflice of state mine inspector, but tho
general belief is that it will not pass,
as there is ipeculiar opposition among
Nevada mine owners to public inspection. Former officials of the state mining bureau have been warned that they
would not be accorded powers of inspection, without a bitter fight on the part
of the operators
i Eight complaints in suits forjdamages
for polution of water by the smelters
on Silver Bow creek, have been filed in
the federal court of Montana. Tbe
smelters complained of are the Butte
and Boston, Parrot, Colorado and that
of the Colusa-Parrot Mining company.
Tailings are said to polutq tho water
of tho stream sojhat the_c,omplainants,
cannot use li for tSe~purposes"! contemplated in their prior rights.
, No work is worth doing badly,
and he who puts his best into every
task that comes to him will surely
outstrip the man who waits for
great opportunity before ho condescends to exert himself.
That assays high in artistic merit, quickly
done at New Denver's printing emporium—
Address ====== THE LEDGE
Staple and Fancy
General Draying: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.
Coal & Wood for Sale
Saddle Horses and Pack 4.aim«iis.
Feed Stables at New Denver.
'It ain't  enough.      Send  $5
more.'—Chicago Tribune.
Do you 'know who you are? Aro
you yourself, or are you simply
moulded, like millions of others,
Why you should buy
BeCaUSe !t l« the host quality.
BeCailSO A te tlw most lasting
chow.       —«——**
Because it-1« tho img^t high
grado 5 or lUu plug.
BeCaUSO the tags nre valuabln for
promiuiiiH until January
lxt, 1001.
BeCaUSOw<)   gmiriint»e   every
plug, Hilt!
BeCaUSO yom- Appier Ih nntltor-
l/.t'd   to    refund    vnur
monoy If von nro not
Little six vt! irold and her grandfather ww! strolling over the hills In
the earlv morning of summertime.
Tho sun |HMi|v>d over tho mountain
upon tlit'in, ttmklnir thedowjjropson
thn meidoiv H|«irlrfe llko diamonds.
Over tho hill top into the valley
thev wnndfrfd.
The mui was si on lost to view over
tho brow of tho hill.
"I/»k!,I-ook! GrAiid}*; the Ban
is going down!'' cried thechlid.
Cigar Oo.
T »1,«1
Lia Del
This old-time hotel has recently
been bought by tho undersigned
and renovated into an up-to-
date hostelry. Miners, tourists
nnd all classes of this world's'
people can always get n square
meal and an easy hod within
tho portals of my doors. The
bar contains many kinds of
nerve bracers, ranging from
tho brow of Cody to tho sweet
cordials of sunny Franco. If
you aro dry, hungry, weary or
sad whon passing through the
ForltH, lift the latch and drop tn.
4% %*%%%%%%%%%%'%'«
PHT4 "     >*W*9
Tea rips
25 cts
25 cts
Will buy ONR POUND
of |Mro,cican,flne-fllivbrcd
Will buy ONE POUND
11I.ACK TEA.  l'urchaa.
era of ten pounds or moro, will rwelve otto pound
cxtriv for each ton pounds purcbaied.
Price* on our regular lines of CHOICE TEA,
30c, 85c, 40c, 45c, Mt. and 60o per pound for
Black, Green and Blended.
Kootenay Coffee Company
I*. O, Hox 1H». West Bakor St.
NOT tha "larifMt norwrlai, greonhsuMi. and
incd bouHt In the world," but we hfcve t>i>ttrr
Hock tban aver, and you will aava money by
buying direct. My now Oataloguo will tell
you all about It.  Mailed free,
iom WeitmlntUr Rntd. Vancouver, R. 0.
KASLO, B. 0.
0:00"a m. Lv. KASLO Au. 3:16 p.m.
11:25 a. m. An. SANDON Lv. 1:00 p. tn.
5:00 ft. m. Lv.
8:40 n. m. An.
Ait. 7:15 p.m.
Lv. 0:35 p. m.
Tickets Hold to all parts of1 tho Unltod
States and Canada via Great Northern
and O. R. & N. Company'* linen.
For further particular* call on or nd-
ROBERT IRVING, Manager, Katlo,
 !—  ■   a
Fred. Irvine & Co,
For prlcei apply io-
W. J. McUILLAJf* 00.
Vanooonr, H.U.
Our Special
£1 Condor
Winter Apparel
Woftiottliowlnjr in our now premise* ono nf tho liiiest stocks of Ladiea' Wear over displayed In N*l«*n. In
the Ladloi' Dnpar!m*nt yoti will find ft vory tergo assortment ohip-to dato and natty mylea in Ladiea'Silk
CaAitnere. Mil French Flannid Shirt and BlftiiaMValat* *, very t.r,nit* n„',i «-.♦.. *:* ■; ;„*,,,;;,,,*/ ;;;;;, v'iw»,
Scarfs and Ntitk Tiea—Just rcceivud, sp«clal (or tho holiday trade. Udiw' and Children's Handkerchief*,
Ilata and Caps: Fur Boas, Tion, Ruffs, Muffs and Seal Jackets. In the Gent's Department wo oan show
you Men's Srnoklnjr Jackets, Dressing Gown?, Bath Robes, and Traveling Rtijrs: SHk Umbrellas; Ties, Silk
Wraps, Scarfs, Muffler*. Kid Gloves, Mitts and Fancy Half Hose, and Underwear.
Fred, Irvine & Co,


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