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Vilumr X. Number 41.
PltlCE $2.<J0 Yeab,
Mr. Cavanaugh Replies
When N. J. Cavanaugh makes a
statement relating to the treatment ol
Slocan ores by the home smelter trust,
he always has the facts to back him up.
In his previous letter he mado state
ments that wero not flattering to the
local aweltere, and, consequently, the
smelter men turned loose their fighting
men—Misers. Fowler, Stoeks and Parker—and they have since utilized n
quantity < f paper in figuring out a 'new
method;" but, strange as it may seem,
thoy have failed to answer anything or
te explain anything.
They have, however, made statements in reply to Mr. Cavanaugh, and
these statements are answered by Mr.
Cavanaiisrh in a letter published in thc
Net-son News last Friday.   He eays:
Mr. Fowler deplores the fact that irresponsible statements should be given
credence, a* they are very inopportune.
Mr. (Stocks talks like a man whose ore
is being treated at the Nelson smelter
for about $8 per ton. I believe, Mr.
Editor that there is no time inopportune to risrlit a wrong: and because that
wrong has long been borne is no reason
why it should continue, even for a
single day. I can assure both gentlemen that I am acting with no other
motive than the advancement of the industry, in which, perhaps, I am as
heavily interested as either of them. In
a few very plain statements I tried to
prov-*-? that Iho present smelting rate is
exorbitant; in reply, both gentlemen
re.«ort to inuendo, and an array of
tables which, to a man in the business,
prove absolutely nothing, only the fact
present conditions, is worthless; hut
which would (as is. the intention) befuddle the great reading public. As
stated in my letter of Jnne 6th, f am
not defending the American* Stoelting
and Refining company. The p-iwip'e
who constitute that concern are no better than those in our little combination.
We have paid exorbitant rates for
freight and treatment ever since our
" mines were opened, and we are still
laying them. Because the Question of
a bonus is pending in the federal parliament It no reason why this question
should not be discussed A little light
thrown on the sctlnna of the railway
snd smelter companies who handle onr
ores will only serve to have that bonus,
if given, paid tn the miner direct, and
not through the medium of thn C. P. R.
or •ubsldlary concerns. Mr. Fowler
says I am laboring undor ft mlsanpre
(tension, and that 90 per cent of all the
lead smelted and refined in the United
States In bond. Is reshlpped out of thst
country, the remaining 10 per cent pay.
ing no dutv. Tho smelters claim they
lose 10 per cent in smelting Mr. Fow
ler has betrayed some of the "state
secrets'of his smelter friends. I must
disclaim any misapprehension of the
facts Statistics are at hand showing
Imports and exports, and "The Mineral
Industry" Is not published for the re-
sponsible* slond. I will take wh »t Mr
Fowler says for granted and will ssk
him. or the smelters he choose* to defends If his is s true statement of the
case, why did those smelters, prior to
January lst, 1900, deduct $1.50 per 100
lbs. ot lead In the ore? Using Mr.
Fowler's table, the average price for
lead In New York during the years 1807,
1808 asd 1800, wss 18 75 per 100 lbs
The average London price for tho same
Sorlod wss $2 92 deducting $1.80 for
utv, we received an average of 12 'l'i
fnr our load, wlllo the smelter which
exported It received ti 02.
No on* can dispute the fact thst we
would hsve been gainers to some ex
tent had the present mode of *»ttlement
Wen In vogtte prior to January 1st.
1000, neither can they dispute the fad
thnt wa would have been gainers since
thst time under the old method of settlement, but sll this does not affect in
sny wav the price* charged for doing
th* worli We are in no way connected
with the United States, snd It would,
therefore, be just as fair for the smelters st Swansea to make'an arbitrary
ilednctlon from the ores treated by
thero fc« It i» for our ameltere in make a
Hk* deduction. I contend that we are
entitled to the world's price for sur material, less fair rates for freight snd
treatment, snd the tables shown by
either gentleman do not prove that wc
fat It They simply show what might
n*w beeu when prices in London were
Ur. Sloths' tables sre valueless even
Wl -iOttlpittlMJll.     Ut   H*iuiit*   (id**   iiii*
kreni smelling rates In as many weeks
I lake It. therefore, that s sine penally
attached to his ore, and In making hia
comparisons he falls to note the fact.
Brtt-h gentlemen thfnk our present rsle*
lor ireignt an-ftirestiiitmi ne ihit nuo
eqnilshko. Ut us probe the matter
ju«t a little.
Freight on tssrf ores from Kootenay
emmon points to the coast (000 miles}
te $* 3& per ten, provided ths ore* goes
to Everett, otherwise It It tt 78 Freight
no ltmAnron to St. 1W ft,mi miles)!*
SS per ton Taking this great di*<f»p
ancr In price charged and length of
ttsnt we shmiM be able to put ire or
tostltofi oa ths ceaat fer st least $4 per
tm Frrtf Kt trim Pacific em* ptAnl*
to New York, linden ttt th* continent
mn be had lot Oft*, per lot* too, *; IA63
ner short ton, in ton lots Freight from
Kootenay common points (Slocan) to
Nalson or Trail is 91 50 per ton. The
present rate for refinhig null ion at the
Selby works is about $9 per ton. Taking the present rates as a basis we will
nut a ton of 50 per cont lead ore on the
market and see the result:
Two thousand pounds 50 per cont ore
less 10 per cent for loss, gives 900 lbs
base bullion.
Freight an i treatment on 1 ton-
present charge   $24.00
Freight to Nel«on or l'rni1.81.50
Fieight. to market on 900
lbs. atoOcents 4.50
Refining Poi lbs. at45 cts. 4.05
Cost of smelting one ton,
a lowing for profi' 6.50
Marketing 900 lbs at 10.. -.90—16.45
Overcharge by smelters and r'ys.S 7.55
Admitting now that the rate of freight
is $14 per ton from the smelters to market, the charges against the ore would
be increased SI 80 per ton, and still
show an overcharge hy the smelters of
$5.75 per ton The above figu-e may
l>e denied, but I have at hand adequate
information showing that the work
should be performed within the limit
given. That and better is being done
today for a certain mine near Ainsworth, and in consequence its manager
is shouting "patriotism "
The Bmelters and railways doing
business in the Kootenays are pursuing
the same policy * that the C. P. R, used
years ago in the territories, They de
mand all, and more than the traffic wil I
makes a protest, they tell us that their
lines and smelters make no money. We
cannot take advantage of the water
haul from the coast to European points,
for the reason that theymt-tko the rates
so high for the short distance that it is
equal to an all-rail haul to the Atlantic
seaboard. They want all there is in it,
and work on the principle that if the
traffic does not come today they can
wait till it does, besides the ore would
not he going to their smelters. Is it to
be wondered at that stagnation prevails
in the rich silver-lead camps of British
Columbia? Give uii a fair chance and
nn favors: give ua fair rates for the distance hauled or for the work performed;
put the antiquated plants (which for tlie
mere show of competition are kept in
existence) out of business or in the
hands of progressive men, and you will
not see lead stacks shnt down for the
want of ore. In all ages and stages of
this (treat world It Iim lieen possible to
nerpi tato wrong, and by some fow to
have that wrong heralded aa a blesf i><g.
I am nut willing to admit that the
Mexican peon or the serfs ot Latin
Europe sre superior to our workmen,
and in consequence our mines are
closed; we cannot compete in the mar
kets of the world This te not the
spirit bred in Englishmen, Canadian*'
or Americims. If self-seeking Interest*
block the wheels of Industry they must
be brushed aside, left In the road of
progress <>r follow in its wake One
after another our lead mines havo closed
down; of the nineteen concentrators In
Kootenay, four sre in spasmodic oners
tion. Our condition is pnrtly due to
bad management, but almost wholly to
excessive freight and smelter rates.
Thanking y -u for tho spare afforded
this letter, i am yours very tiu'v,
N J.Cavasauoii.
Sandcw, B, C,June2ith, 1003
Mr. Cavanaugh's letter fully answers
sll the arguments put up by the Fow-
ler-Stock-Harker responsible*, snd we
do not want to go farther into that
phase of the question, but there sre s
few questions that s'e would like to ssk
these gentlemen, which, if they sre
honest iu thrlr defense of the smelter
grab, they should answer.
Mr. Cevanaugli may not be as "re
aponslble" as ihe Fowler Stock Parker
*yiHlirate. tut he is an Important official of the Byron N. Whim company, a
•lockholder in the concern, snd ha*
i barge of thn shipping of ore snd re
wiving the returns. He also owns large
interests in oiler valuable propertied
How much ol the North Star mine
does J. L. Parker own?
The Slocan Mar mine has paid 1880.
000 In dlvldei ds, snd te paying dlvl
dauds even In 'he iresent depression.
liow much hsve the mir.ee In which
Mr-Mare Fewler ami Storks are Inter*
eeted t«ld indftidmds7
titft*    iup-miJ   *•*   inti    iii,ii*tJ*   iiii    H tuiii
these "responsible" gentlemen are Interested sre being operated today t
II $16 ia a fair freight and treatment
rate on Slocan ore, as Mr. Parker con
teuds, why la 11 not a fair rate on ore
Vfviu vi.**. Mwiui eft** Mmm, wwafi, his
understood, is getting s rate of 19 s
How U it thst the North Star mine
shipped over 18,000 tons of oro to the
American Smelting snd Refining company, when Mr Parker complains to
hltrerlf ef Slocan mine* shipping to ths
same corporation?
We asked the same question emus
Urn* ago: »hv do Ihe smeitera charge
WA.so today for tie seme work they
«eed te de in WW for f i&SO?
In reply te this ihe Fowier-Stoeks*
Parksr syndicate say nothing, but insist
on arguing to show that the present rate
is reasonable. In this connection 'the.
following excerpt from Ihe Engineer"
ing and Mining Journal of June 27 will
be interesting:
'The lead ores produced in the .lop
Iin district are sold on straight bids;
presupposing that they will smelt 70
per cent |ead. This arrangement"h*.
comparatively recent. The old plan,
still in use to some extent, was to base
the price on the market quotation of
pig lead at St Louis. The quotation
was multiplied by 7. and the smelting
Hu.rge was deducted, the remaindei
being the price of "neutral" mineral —
that is, without royalty deductions.
Thus when pig lead was $4,15 per 100
lbs. nt St Louis, the calculation would
be 4.15 x 7 ■= 29.05-2 50 (for smelting
charge) ■= '$26.55. Tho price would
be $26.55 per 1,000 lbs , or $53.10 a ton "
It will be noted that $2 50 is deducted
for smelting charges on Joplin ores,
Our Cimada for Canadian smelter*
deduct $15 fnr freight and smelt ng
charges on Slocan ores.
The frei<rl<t,'charges to Nelson; and
Trat are $1 50 and $2 per ton.
We recommend this phase of the question to the study of the C. P. R. ana the
smelters, and ask whether practically
idle railways and lead smelters are
more profitable than railways and
smelters in active operation ?
Ottawa, July 6.—Fielding today gave
notice of a resolution authorizing the
payment of. $500,COO a year for five
years by way of bounties to the lead
producers of British Columbia.'        ■'.
Tbe terms of the resolution are, as
follows: j
"l. The governor in council ma.yau
thorize the payment of a bounty of 76
cents per 100 oonnds of lead contained
in lean-hearing ores mined In Canada,
provided that the sum to be paidjas
such bounty shall not exceed $500,000
jn any fiscal yeac_ Erovided alsptb-at
*ben it appears to the satisfaction of
the minister charged with the administration nf this act that the standard
price of pig lead in London, England,
exceeds £12 10s, per ton nf 2.240 lbs.,
such bounty shall be reduced proportionately by amount of such excess.
2. Payment of snid hounty may he
made from time to time to the extent nf
60 per cent ofthe full bounty authorized,
subject to adjustment at the close of
each fiscal year. If at the close of anv
year it shall appear that during the
year tho,quanttiy of lead produced on
wh'clt the bounty is authorized, exceeds
88,880 tons of 2,000 pounds each, the
rate of bounty shall bo reduced to such
a snmr as shall bring the payments for
the year within the limit mentioned in
section 1.
8 If at at any time it shall appear to
the satisfaction of the governor In conn-
ell thst the charges for transportation
and treatment of lead ores In Canada
are excessive, or thst thero Is any dis-
crlminntlon which prevents tho smelting of stich ores in Canada on fair and
reasonable terms, the governor in council may authorize the payment of
bounty at such reduced rate, as may he
deemed just on lead contained in such
ores mined In Canada and exported for
treatment abroad
4. Said bounties shall eeaso and determine on tho 80th dsy of June, 1909.
Mrs. J. B. Smith is visiting friends In
Over 100 voters have registered In
New Denver.
Zinc buyers sre becoming numerous
In the Slocsn.
Another car of rich ore Is being
packed down from tho Cspella.
Mrs. snd Miss Trlensry, of Ssndon,
visited old New Denver ft lends this
John Wereley and Dan McPherson
are working tho Gertie R, near the Arlington.
Rev W. O Brown, s graduate of
Met) III,!« in town He will have charge
of ihe Presbyterian church In this town.
Buy your furniture from I). J. Rob.
etison A Co,, in Nelson. You will find
the good* and prices In harmonv with
each other.
A. J. Marks suffered considerably
teat week from noa* hfearit-ne     Tf w**
| necessary to tise caustic In order to ob
Aii,,*i,a iUcUuuin*.
Kd. Angrignon hss bought the lot
end building on the south Ate ot his
shop from R. B Kerr. It will bn used
as an ofllce for the Eleetrle I Jght Co.
i vmcttir ftlstK im rnnsi-nering trie ail
visabllltv of asking the government for
sn asslatant to set ss secret service
scavenger   Either that or s local re-
form school.
Ground llulcing continues on the
haney Lee. This property te on Silver
mountain, on the next ridgi* to the
nartnev. snd Is owned  by   Messrs.
Stege, Clever aud Goettadie.
Lowery's Clslm ss s mon'hly publication hss ceaaM doing harin^ca When
it spfw-sni again the sfse and prlr<* will
he greater snd the contents isttase.
All lis paid-up subfcnbereo will have
The Ledob sent to them in the meantime. »
The annual Sunday school picnic will
he held op, Friday, .Inly 17. The committee has not decided where it will be
held, hut the Bosun grounds seems to
be the most favored location.
As an attraction the Kaslo hotel, :n
Kaslo. advertises entomological cabi-
n*ts that contain 700 species nf entirely
local leptdopteriB Other hotels never
have anvthing like this except in
There are fourteen men working on
the Cork mine, on the South Fork of
Kaslo creek A 900-foot tunnel is being
run on this property, which is operated
by a'French company, and has a Pari-
s'an manager.
The Hartney is shipping a car of ore
this week. Representatives of thp
Hartnev company are on the way
hither from New York to inspect thi
property. It is the intention of the
company to operate the Hartney on
tnore extensive lines.
Ju8tas the eteamer Slocan was pull
ing out of Slocan City Tuesday mon.ing
it was noticed that the Arlington hotel
was on fire. The steamer came back-
end turned the hose on the flamet. Thf
kitchen and part of the upper story was
badly scorched, and the contents of the
house damaged bv water.
The annual complaint is being heard
about one of the public school teachers.
It ts to be hoped the schndl board will
support the pedagogue. School child
ren and parents of school children
«hould learn that the school master is
not a weather cock to be blown about by
every wind of childish whim. A strong
jignH.behind theHi"hoo!.iT!H»tor is needed
and in no place more than New Denver.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Harris entertained
the parents and children of Mew Denver and Silverton in the Bdsun hall last
Friday afternoon in a royal manner
Games were played and reffeshmontH
served The lefreshments consisted "of
800 raisin buns, about fifty pounds of
a'-:'', sandwiches, Scotch cake, hot fn,
cold drinks, 15 gallons of milk, and ice
and candy until every mother's son and
father's daughter cried enough. Mr.
and Mrs. Harris are to be congratulated
nn the success of the undertaking. It
was the first time such a thing has been
attempted hero by an individual home,
snd the pleasure it gave tho gathering
was only exceeded by the goodness of
the givers.
The followlngpfflcers werej Installed
at the regular meeting Mondav nlirht
of New Denver lodge, No. 22. K. of P :
Geo. B Garrett, C. C.j Fred D. !>.
Kelly, V. C: Robt Stitli.-rland, Prel.:
Chas. Adney, M. of W.i H. M. Walker,
K. of R. and S.t Chas. K.St rick laud, M.
of F : Andrew Jacobson, M.of E ; Chas
Peterson, M. at A.i Geo. W. Jost, I. G,;
Geo, Ft, Greer, O. G, The reports for
the past term show the lodge to he in
excellent financial condition, tn spite of
tho loss by fire, and the ensuing term
starts bright with promise. New Denver is now the home of the Grand Chancellor of tho B C. Domain, C. F. Nel
son, and It is the desire of the mem
hers of the home lodge to make No. 22
the banner lodge ofthe province, no'
numerically, but In proficiency, The
new robes and paraphernalia, soon to
be here, are second to none in the province, and thu new lodge room, soon to
be erected, will be as good as any In
the province^	
Opinion of Courisi Parly
See that your closets sre well vent I
Kememher that s few growing plsnts
sdorn sny room.
Make tmigh meat tender by washing
It in vinegar, rinsing this off before
cooking tho meat.
Table lamps having the bowl or
standard nf copper are rich looking snd
yet not expfiislve
A convenient and useful piece of furniture is s Japanese settee, with its
tall, straight back It te upholatertnl
with Japanese matting, hss a frame of
colored bnmboo, snd the seat Is also
matin of this,
Spots on a silk blouse ran be cleaned
with benxlne. Us« s plote of newtieau
flannel and rnb gently, afterwards ox-
nosing the garment fo the air to dry.
On no a icon nt use the benslne near
light as it is highly inftemmsble.
To tattmv* iwlr-ir   frn-m  «?!•«•  ntnl th
spot with strong liquid ammonia, being
c*t»uui uot io imi Ui* ammonia run
down on the window paint or varnish
After two or three applies I loot scrap*
gently with s piece ef soft wood, then
rub with paper wet with ammonia.
TtoU  la a   atire   Mire   fnr  tnin-mwta •
Push away vour pillow and lie fiat upon
your Hark with vour muscles relaxed
Slowly draw In the deepest bresth possible, hold it for four seconds, then
slowly expel it until your chest snd the
abdomen hsve rollspsed. Repeat this
until you fall asleep.
"You haven't rxVainwl how you
came to have Mr. Hmltb's rhlekens in
?our poeaetftleo," said the ioAge, "I'm
rjrlnf to think, your honor," replied
the accused; "give me tlma.** "Verv
well,* replied the judge, blandly, "eix
There was a party of distinguished
English tourists at the Newmarket this
week, consisting of Mrs and Mint.
Walker, Mrs. Harold Wilson, Miss Pat-
teson and Miss Lbcock
Mrs and Miss Walker have been
travel ng in India, where, under the
most distinguished auspices they attended the great Delhi Dubar They
have alio been in Burmah, Hongkong
snd Japan Miss Patteson and Miss
Locoik are returning to England after
traveling to Ceylon,, Australia. New
Zenh nd and Japan, and Mrs. Wilson is
concluding a trip that has taken in
Auetral'a and Japan.
Mrs. and Miss Walker v.ill spend the
summer at Banff, and will winter in
Victorir; while the Misses Patteson
and Locock, after spending some weeks
;it Fort .Saskatchewan, will return to
England via New York
The ladies are typical globe trotters.
They know where to get pleasure and
have the wealth to go after it. They
know what makes a tourist pleased,
aud, like all genuine tourists, ate not
backward in expressing their pleasure
They also know what displeases a
tourist, and, while they may not be so
ready to express their displeasure as
their pleasure, yet these ladies were
free in giving their impressions of New
Asked on the eve of their departure
to give an expression of the party's impressions of New Denver, Mrs. Walker
kindlv consented.
''Wo came to New Denver," said she,
"intending to remain one night On
ceived by all, and we were so favorably
impressed with the scenic beauty surrounding your little town, that we concluded to remain over a few days in
ordi'r to see more of the grandeur that
nature bas so bountifully set around
you. Your citizens have, from the first,
done everything in their power to make
our stay a pleasant one, and we greatly
appreciate their efforts, and carry away
with us many pleasant recollections of
their kindness
"We were first taken to tho party
given to the children by Mr. and Mrs
Hnrris, and we enjoyed it more than
you can appreciate. It was so out of
the ordinary. The kindness of Mr. and
Mrs. Harris Is onlv illustrative of tho
kindness that has been extended to us
from all whom we have met Our trip
to the Bosun mine was also a pleasant
event in our stay, and we are especially
thankful to Mr. Sandiford, sr., and to
Mr and Mrs. Sandiford, jr., who enter
tained us at tho company? reel Jence at
the mine.
"Wn intended to spend Saturday on
the take, and in visiting tho points of
Interest nearby, and Mr. snd Mm. Taylor had prepared a quiet outing for us
today (Sunday), but unfortunately the
weather has not permitted us to undertake them."
"What would you suggest by way of
Improvement to our facilities for the en
tertaintnent of tourists?" was asked.
"Do the people of New Denver really
want to attract tourists here?"
Assured that that was thu doilie.Mrs.
Walker very considerately told wherein
improvements could be made. But bo-
fore doing so she wished to be thoroughly understood as not finding fault
with the treatment thst the party was
accorded, and it was the party's desire
to express publicly their thanks to Mr.
and Mrs. Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor,
Mr. and Mrs. Sandiford, Mr. Mitchell
and Mr. Walker, for courtesies shown
"But," said she, "If you ever expect
to bring tourists this way, there an*
some things to be considered There is,
above all else, the greet need of bath-
rooms In your hotels. If bathrooms are
not possible, then bath tubs should lie
provided for each room Then there
is the need of a glass pitcher of cold
water with a glsas tn drink out of on
every wash stsnd Aud when the buttons lo the rail boll* are pre«aed, the
hells should rlnji. They should not he
allowed to remain out of order. And
when hot water it called for it should
tm provided In qtinntitv, not In s pint
"1 t*eie may appear to be little things
to the average man lu this section, but
to the tourUt they are all Important,
aud If it Is tourists tlist you want tn
attract, you must provide the things
that ntn«on lliii-m
(   "Then there am important Improve-1
menu Kisi aliouitl l»e made aliout the
tourist quarters.    We te* on every
hand  tin   ran*, broken   bottlee,   old
paper*, broken glass; snd, obstructing
the view ot the grandest lake snd moun
tain wontrv that we have ever nwtn,
wts iMk upon a delMptriated <>)d shed
that Is used ss a sign board for show
pictures, which hang in s most neglect
ed and careless way, snd when washed
off by the rain, ere allowed to He where
they fall snd be tossed shout by the
"And trethoio tree* we see a'ongthw
lake front doad? it seem* s shame t*
allow anrh a prHtv spot in remain tin-
Improved, when with ee little labor St
could bo made so l«autiful. And this
grmt bo!« opp.%* u the batet: h«» long
has it boon allowed to remain as it is*
Could sot sll this corner he cleaned up
and planted into flower beds snd grass
and trees?
"I am sure that New Denver will
somedaybo a resort for tourists. It
might be today If it were properlv advertised, and if these very stna'f but
verv important suggestions were carried out. We will tell our friends where-
ever we go of the great natural beat.ties
of the place, but we cannot ignore tlm
most essential features that must be
looked after if the comfort of your visitors is to be cared for."
These suggestions were given by Mrs.
Walker in the kindest spirit. They
are practical and honest and 'right te
the point, and we should profit bv them.
Mrs. Walker said that not (inly mi
Kootenay hotels did the partv find a
lack of these essential details iii the accommodations, but also in Vancouver
and Victoria tlie same conditions prevailed.	
The American Boy is shipping to
Everett. ' *  *
Paddy Murphy is looking at the
Phil Hickey is spending a short time
tn Spokane.
Three men are working on the McAllister property.
Gasy Thompson is prospecting around
Kayak in Alaska.
The Ruth  will soon have over 75
maw At. .,o  ■*•**... ....~l I
...«..-v.i~.n,-|n.|T iv|I,
The force at the Mercurv is to be increased to six men.
A long tunnel, 1,500 feet or more, is
to be run on the Antoine.
It is reported that the Reco mine wiH
shortly resume operations.
Miss Mabel Cliffe has taken up her
residence io Sault Ste. Marie.
There was an ice-cream social in the
Methodist church oh Saturday evening.
Alex. Smith, of the Cork mine staff,
spent his holidays in Spokane last week.
Angus McLeod came in from Camborne last week to spend a few davs in
the old camp.
Mike Klrlin hss made some locations
on Poplar cr..ok for himself and Jack
The Sandon Water and Light company are stringing a new electric wire
up Cody avenue.
Jim Kee was recently , taxed $6 snd
costs for selling vegetables In town
without s license.
F. H. Hawkshaw has gone to White
Horse to open a branch of the Canadian
Bank of Commerce.
James Thompson will run the Half-
Way house in Washington basin for the
balance of the year.
Thu Province calls the K A S. tlio
Kootenay and Southern railway, That's
near enough for s coast paper
Over loO men aro employed In and
around the mines at Washington ImkIii
The number will grow to 200 in s short
A good thing is bound to be appreciated Thl* mnkes it ea»y to understand why the New York bresverv te so
The Bank of Commerce has quit in
Sandon A Scott, the manager, wss
given s banquet previous to his de-
Prospects tor this camp never looked
boiler- The writer Is s prophet snd
can read the future. Be guided by Kile
tip snd hold your seats,
George Petty Is in the camp looking
after his many claim*. Gnorge hna a
nretiy farm near North Yakima, Wash.
Dune McPhail lives in the same town.
The lUmblcr will put In a tompr***-
sor shout two miles from the mine. At
this Mint hr fiutningtwo creeks a wat«r
supply can be obtained without ce»e«.
James Martin is assisting In the f or.
structlon ot the Payne mill, and IU>b
Cnntiing holds down sll shifts tn his
***** 4...«« ..u,r..,     iu   *   9*4 lli  mutt   ia**e
■T'-nnnt-ni? w\\\ re»nm trum Oder Tlnjn-lr
tn take charge of the Hotel Sandon, and
ths genial Bob will then devote s p«r.
tiotiof his time to the Mercury mitt,
and the balance ho will spend amid
the flowers and sunshine ot Californis
,,r,M»  ll. .. »■*. 1,    ,1 !.,.,.•        .    ,1
'     ■■ -.i   to*.     .*.,,**.*. , --.J   ,*.,^|**.^   ■*«. U4J,, „i«l
in the silver lesd-sisey Slocae.
A Finglsnd is building soother storr
on the Balmoral It hss been leased to
Bennett* Clark of the Filbert When
completed the Fllhett will he one of ths
beet hotels in Kootenay. Billy end
Oeorge always* rW«4 a» the loo nmgv..,»{
popularity, end there must be same
well Atflrrtrl rmmn fnr Ibe taet, Th^ir
beds, 'meals and drinks wield an influence that maka you come agtln. Mc-
Mallen It VwoA hsve the eonirtct f»«r
the Improvement*, and they are not
letting time dink then. ■■r.-f :
Tenth Year.
The Ledge.
With whloj, ig amalgamated thl
- ——^-j^ggat Paystrkak,       ,
*u 'li^hed every Thurad.\y In the richest silver-
, .^Jgjwginc campj>n earth _
j,i-gal aaveftUiilif 10 cent* a nohparlel line
»r»i insertion, and 5 cents a line each subsequent
ins rtion. Reading notices 85 cents a llii«j>nd
commercial adverting graded in prices accord-
lap to circumstances.
SMinorlptlon,*i^ year in advance or &.50 if
-Uot w Paid.  J
F.-JTo^Kigrjinsi this i^m* is i-JcatSHu
£e.V «*"%*' B.A* «nd ls ""'♦fed to many parts
0( fie earth It has never been raided hy the
nhenff, snowsllded by cheap silver, or ouhdaed
by the fear of man. rt worlt, {or tll6 tral) huzer
a»»»-Jl'M tne bay-windowed, champaRne-aavared
Oapluilst It alms to be on the right side of
everything, and beijeves that hell should he «<!•
U»|n ^tered to the Wicked In large doses. It hns
-Houltaetfst of Umo. and an ever-Increasing
pay treak Is_ proof that It is better to tell tli*
tro li-even if the heavens do occasionally hit
Our s n >ke«tftek.
O n «r the noblest works of Creation ls the tn"Ui
Wti ftlwari nays the printer; 'he Ii sure of a
punk in piradlse, wuh thornle-sg roses for a pillow hy niKht, and nothing hut gold to look at
by d.i».
\ Ail lress all comniunlcatlons to—
.'..--.          „               THE   LEDGE,
-^j5ejfDenver:_aa ^^
iA "«"»cll cross in this square
l Mii-.i-tef that yoqr subscrlji
tl »n ■■* du»i and ti^t tha editor
<Vaiiu *_c* a^aln to look at
Your collateral.
Va/I-m/ Ta/«. We have wandered
Wny We back again, and
T5 &\ 11 r n^rl-, thisiB./ho\v the play
I\CLUl \\K*W arrived. Iuanan-
toni»bile flight of imagination wo
de-'-crted the black cow and the rain
barrel. Armed with an old printing plant we put the bulldog in a
valise and swooped down upon
Vancouver. We entered the salt-
touched ozone of that moist city
four hours late. It was upon Sunday, our natal day, and the anniversary of the-first racket at Fort
Sunipter. Such a meeting of events
might appear lucky, Iput development proved that all the luck was
On the surface. We labored six
\veeks trying to make the Ozonagram stand pat, but the §anicwas
too strong for us and we gently
laid the Ozograft, as the newsboys
■palled it, in the crowded journalistic cemetery and came away, no
Sadder, but some wiser.
Vancouver is a hard place for a
paper that steps off the blazed trail
and says something. The most of
the people require quantity, and as
We were shy a paper triill we could
tiofc satisfy that longing. The city
is full of people with moss-grown
between heigh hoi's upon the exswt
Way to keep the Sabbath. Inconsistency is also apparent. It is impossible, of it least unlawful, to
sell a glass of soda water upon Sunday, but for five cents you can ride
to Stanley Park and buy red pop
and roasted peanuts until your
titomach feels like a stack inthe
kelson smelter. All this is done
Under the Bhade of the tall trees
While the policeman is awuke. It
looks to ys like a street-car graft
in a oity where the grafter seems
to come down with the rain. Vancouver presents a grand opening
for a missionary of our school, but
\vlien the enemy brought 900
hungry Presbyterian parsons into
the camp we locked the door,
packed the bulldog into our valise
und hit the Pullman, trail for the
mountains. Many of the parsons
followed us, but by the time we hit
Thtvo Forks we had them all
backoil over the dump.
However, to tell the exact truth,
\ve did not leave Vancouver bo*
■cause thc salt water was danger-
wis, hop on account of tho lack of
§iiii'l;iy ice cream, nor liecnnse
draw poker is sub rosa. We ditl
Uot throw down our hand because
the city was full nf sky-drummers,
uor fear our inability to makfl a
bxt\vfr pay in British Columbia's
i)iisie.«r. city. We lovo Vancouver,
With its delicious clam amtp, its
(tenth rain, its mud Hats, its lovely
tark. Uh cosmopolitan population,
ts bright future, its lazy climate,
mt the force of habit is strong, and
nftcr spputliiig more than » decade
nf our life amid the grand old
tiiiHintains of Kootenay, we found
the defiro for them loo strong to
stay iiwiw. Probably wearetMiino-
what conservative in the master of
„|d SKfi^latinns, but tit** chain p*jjnc«
imsoiio of tli0-Belkiikscertainly>iiits
H* Mtor tlmn the b«*ry atmos.
\Aiero nt ti<l*wat<*r. \V«» havo comp
iMtck to stAytsatisfie*d that the world
fjntnot keep away from Kootenay
much longer. Ita mlucral wealth,
urn cliturtto, and unsurpassed
isfcuory must ere long min recognition «iiiiii   mmm -Himwvik iiMHV-,
everything that is legitimate. The j ment how groundless is the theory
Ledge still has its publication office
in New Denver, as we are only
playing both ends to catch the
middle. To transplant our old-
time paper might cause it*to climb
the flume and push clouds with
The Ozonagram, Lowery's Claim
and our other-, literary children
that have gone where sweet peace
reigns supreme, and the sheriff does
not-break in and "pi" everything
iu sight. With these few remarks
we cast our net into the waters of
Nelson and trust that it will never
be hauled in empty.
Poplar creek may be the Moses
that will lead us to the door of a
bank. '.' .. "*■• • °. -r,
The fact is. still true that one
laugh is more valuable than twenty
groans. * ... , ,.,, ;.....   , y . <
Most of the papers are afraid to
say anything against rt'ehnrch for
fear they will lose some job printing.
If more, work and less wind were
put into the mines arid prospects
adjacent to Nelson that city would
have ten street cars instead of two.
Why is the church so zealous in
passiug. Sunday 'observance laws,
when Christ touched so lightly on
tbe matter? Some of our parsons
would oblige us by preaching a sermon on the Subject.       '•
Headers may be assured that
this journal will be maintained at
its old standard, but the delinquent
subscriber must be resigned to his
fate for we intend to carry nothing
dead on our lists in the future.
: As a reason why the Conservatives should not be elected,: a geu-
itleman remarked the other day:
"I would like &> see those old stiffs
at Victoria turned out. Every one
pf them lias a typewriter, and not
a pretty girl in the bunch." This
certainly appears like a strong
argument, but perhaps all the "old
fetiffs" are. married and have no
choice in the matter.
Nature had no regard for Nelson on the 1st of July, but the
city went right along and put up a
celebration that shone brightly
■through the wet. The crowded
Streets made dull times seem only
a dream, and when the last event
was bom and tbe music had died
in the air, success handed a bouquet
to the celebration committee tliat
jvvas large, fragrant aud appropriate. Nelson is full of the elements
that succeed. Its citizens are
bright, energetic, aud savey the
mental touch that makes of business a pleasure, and of pleasure a
sweet delight that makes one think
that the story of every rose and its
thorn is only a myth, a dream as
it wore of some saddened writer's
upper stope.
that free trade over a large area'
i* an concentrate manufacturing,
and oilier urban industries in a
few largo cities. New York, Chi-'
cago and .Philadelphia could, .no'
more drain away the population of
Toronto or Montreal than they can
now drain away the people or
crowd o.ut the industries from the
other sixjedn; American .cities hav-i
ing 200,000 population. The Sun'
goes so far as to say that the pres-:
ent restrictions tend more strongly
to force away population from Canadian centers than would the extension of free trade by .reciprocityJ
At Winnipeg the argument is
heard that reciprocity might be
detrimental to the interests of
Winnipeg, because. Minneapolis^.
St. *■ Paul, 'fhiluth :'and: Chicago
might tend to draw away popular
tion and restrict the industrial
growth of that city, but the American cities named would have no
more effect in hurting 'Winnipeg
under reciprocity.* than New York
would. Montreal or Toronto. Indeed the probabilities are that Winnipeg would grow much more
rapidly and develop its industries inore rapidly ateo if trade
with the Uuitcd States were freer
than now. The more people Win
nipeg has back of it the greater
it Will be. Freer trade will increase the population of its hinterland even faster than it is growing
now.,' ■:*. »
In his recently published work;
"The Empire of Business, "Andrew Carnegie makes ■' some very,
wise suggestions some of which are
here given: '
"A man's first business is to
make a competence and be independent.   * .,,*-■ ■■•.■•    7Z" ""V
"When you begin to earn,-always save part of your earnings,
like a civilized man, instead of
spending all like a poor savage.
"I do not speak of the effect of
college education upon young men
trained for the learned professions
for which it is, up to a certain
point, almost indispensible, in our
day for the average youth, but the
almost total absence of the graduate from the high position in the
business world seems to justifythe
conclusion that college education
success in that domain.
"In   the  industrial world   the
day? o? corporations seem likilyrto
come to an .end.        ...
1 'lAriy" business , properly .; conducted wjll yield dnYirig a period of
years a handsome return*.
"The rule'Do not put all your
eggs in one basket,' does not apply
tq a man'klife work. Put all your
eggs in one basket, and then watch
the basket.
"Wealth is being more and more
distributed among many. .'   .'
"I have never yet met the mail
who fully understood two' kinds of
business.       " - ,   ,.
"Tho business' man of this day
has to read.' ''_'   ' ?
"There is no question about there
being room' at tlio top for exceptional men in any profession.
"If rich' men's sons had poor
men's necessities'; asiid hence tHeir
anibitious'aUilities, there would tie
less 'chance for the students' of col-
leges than there is."   :   V    '
Why you should buy
10c and 20c a plug.
Because •>-la ">'* t>««t quality.
.i.V..      Wil   uMi'H  *UiJ
Some Canadians are opposed to
reciprooity with the United States
on the ground that the great
American manufacturing centers
would drain the vitality of the
smaller Canadian manufacturing
centers. The Orange Sentinel
argues that with reciprocity, the
manufacturers from Pennsylvania,
for instance, would get control of
the Canadian market, depopulate
the industrial centers aud prevent
th.'ir growth. Ooldwin Smith's
paper, the Toronto Sun, answers
this argument by saying that it is
n confession thnt "Amcricau manufacturer* are doing better by their
ctiptomers than ours."
"If it te the tariff," it says,
"that prevents our farmers fioin
buying C'ltiitdinn manufacture*, the
American farmers must havo some
advantages which nm not shared
by the f irumrn .nf Canada." It
follows that if tho tariff keeps
tiiunufactiirers here it must at tho
name time exert nn influence in
the direction of ntiding farmers
away. Thc Hun then .goes on to
sny that free trade throughout the
American state* has not Iuul the
effect of over-ceiitraliting industry.
It points out tliat there mv thirty
eight i-itie* in the United HtatHt
with a population of more than
100,000, and thirty-nine mora with
lesstlmn 100,000 and over 50,000
imputation. BUuvlngliam, Ala.,
which linn .1A.00I). te two-hiinil-
redih in the list of American
cities arranged scconltng tu popu
BeCaUSO it ■* the mom la^lne
chow ■■■■i.^************^***^*
Because it is "the
larg-PBt hlgl:
gradu5or lUu pmg.
BeCaUSO the tags are valuable for
premiums until January
kt, 1900.
BeCaUSewo   ennrantta   every
BeCaUSO your deslar Is atithnr-
\zeA   tn   infill tl    voiu
moni'v if you ara nm
[Adopted at Revelstoke, September 13th, itfpi.l
1. That this convention reaffirms thoiioi.cy
of the party in matters ol provincial roads una
trails: the ownership and* control of railway*
and the development of the agricultural resources of the province as laid down In the platform
adopted In October, 1*K», which In q? follows;
"To actively uld In the construction of trails
throughout the u»develo|>ed port on* of (lie
province aud the building of provincial trunk
roads of nubile necessity.  ■■ '■ •
"To adopt the principles of government ownership of ruilways in so far ns the circumstances
of the i^ovlnce will admit, and the adoption of
the prlnqlple* that no bonus should be.grtuiled to
any railway company' which docs not give the
government, of the,province control of rates
over lines bonused, together with the option of
purchase, v . ■•■ •-> ■ *        ■■::;.. .*.£ ;-
" To actively assist by state old in the dovelijii-
ment of the agricultural resources of the'province."     ;      ,/ ;, -
2. That In the meantime and until tho mil
'Mlnftal Claims. :   --::»M"i ' '
Division, ot
■ - 'j.i.Ki.9*   •
,' ■  .-'■'.; .•      if    *,  _
Situate  ip the.-vSlpcan   Mining
West Koote.lap District.   Where local
. North west ot Beajv-Loke, about t\ mlleslfd*
Three Forks. - . .
TAKE XOTteE'that I,'Eobert'!i<cPl™ert06l1rrec'
miners' certiticate No., B G931S, lnteud,-
slxty davs from the date hereof, to. ap-.
ply to the Mining Recorder for Certificates b!
improvement, for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant of each ofthe above claims.
And further'take notice that aetion, under section 37, must be commenced before the Issuano
of such Certificate* of Improvements
Dated this Ui day of June,. A. D 1903
.. FREDDY Mineral Claim.     ,        :
Situate Iii the Sloean Mining Division oi"We«t
" Kootenav District." Where -located: On
„ tho Galena Farm, adjolplng the H even^on
Mineral Claim
Nixon.; free mlinr's certificate,,»»•.,,M rM"l*~
Infe'ndi Mxt   ttavs " from - the 'Hate Wreof. te
apply tai.the.MinlHg Recorder for a Certificate qt
improvements, ftir the puriwsc of obtuiiitng li
Crown Grant, of the above claim.
Ami further take notice that .action., undi'i
Section 37, must Im commenced l*fore the i»«u;
ancn of such' Ccrtlllvate of Improvements.
Dated this 4th day of .hum, A. D. hku
way policy above set forth can be accomplished,
a gener»l rail way act Le passed, giving fr   '
to. construct railways under certain
a gener»l railway act Le passed, giving freedom
to. construct railways under certain approved
regulations analogous .to the" system, tnat has
resulted in such extensive railway, construction
iu the United Slates, with so much advantage
to trade and commerce.   ■ ■
,3. That to encourage the mining industry the
taxation of metalliferous mines should be on the
basis of a percentage on the net profits.     ,
4. That Ihe government ownership • of- telephone systems should be brought about as a tint
step in the acquisition of public utilities.   .
5. Thata portion of every coal area hereafter
to be dUiiosed of should be re«erveil from sale or
lease, ho that state owned mines may be easily
'accessible, if their operation becomes necessary
or advisable.
S.'That In the pulp land leases provision
should bc made for reforesting and that steps
hhould be taken for th'^'general pn» r\ alon ul
forests by guarding against tlie wasteful destruction of timber.
. 7 That the legislature anil government of the
tirovlnce should lierBevero* In the effort to secure
the exclusion of Asiatic labor,
8.' That the matter bf better terms in the way
pf subsidy and appropriations for the province
should be vigorously prised upon the .Dominion
government, ,, ■
9. That the silver-lead industries of the
province be fostered and encouraged by he Im
jwsltlon of Increased customs duties on lcad'and
the Conservative mrmbcra of the Dominion
Hou*e be uwd to supjwrt any motion Introduced for sueh a .jurpose,
10. That as industrial disputes almost Invariably result in Igreat loss and injury both to the
partie* concerned and to the public, legislation
should be passed to provide means for an ami
euhleudjusimeut of such disputes between employers and employees.
11. That it is advisable to foster the manufacture of the raw products of tho province within
the province a* far as iwssiblc by means of taxation on the said raw products, subjcot to rebate of
the same in whole or |iart when manufactured
lu British Columbia.
8taple and Fauoy
Agent for
At a meeting of the executive of the Provincial
Conservative Association, held at Vancouver,
the province wm divided Into tlvs divisions for
organlz.itlon purposes: The Kootenay Unundary
division Is made up of the following provincial
cleutlon dlstriots: RevcUtolte,Coluint>ia, Kcrnle,
Cranbrook. Ymir. Ksslo, Sloean, Grand Forks,
Greenwood, the City of Rossland and the City of
Nelson. At the tame meeting the following
resolutions were adopted;
1. Tlmt e nvdntlons for nominating candidates for menilnrtof tlie legislative assembly be
made up of delegates cIiomii as follows:
(a) In city electoral districts, nm delegate for
every fifty and fraction of -fifty votes iiolled at
the provincial election held lu llHW.aml If the
city Is divided Into ward*, the pnportlon of
deU'Butfs for each ward shall he based on Uie
vote iv • lied lu each ward at the last munlcliml
(10 In oilier electoral dial riots, one doli-gste for
«v«ry llfty or fraction of fifty votes polled at the
provincial election held lu wo, the uelegatc*
to lw »p|ioliit«l to Hllng %***** or u near
thcrotii as will be fair to tha voters of the differ*
ent uolgliUjrlioods.
y, The election of delegate* shall he at public
meetings held at * rte»lguatiNl i enlral jilace In
each |Millliig dlvlilon, nr In each want In city
electoral dttrlets, If the city U divided hiui
wards. At such public meet ings only thaw who
l>l«lp> ilieniselvM to vine for tlie rartdklst* or
candlnales ulectnl at the nominating convention shall be entitled to vote for delegate*.
!,.>.Two'^c*k,' "ojlc* Jlwill Ije given of the
IMibtlv tn-Mtlnir* *\ which the drlegatM sre ui be
clectHl.and nomlnalliig conventions aroiolw
held In ulty flejuwal dlstrtcts two days after the
day on whWIidelegsleaan aktint,and In tilwr
<"W«'t'ir>il dlitrlvt* *ni*iu d*y* *l'ttr All uuiliiu*
tliMis Ihroiigliout the iirovlncs to be mule at a
dt'<ilgnaf«fl txtitral plire In eaeb electoral ills-
trtrt. and on tint same day.
4. Allimtleesof Hi* iUit> nf publlr mcctlngi
lurllinel«;li.iiof delegat... u, nominating n.if
vent loin, Um "npiiorilt nm.-in of dcli*g»«t.s. am)
ihftplsr* anil dale nf linniliM'liig ruinciiilons
lu th*atyeral tW*?ai dNrfc ts Mull be i.«iur«l
.ytlM.*m.ml«riif tht tmuilve of tlw illvMim
ii which the riwt»ir<I dlmrlris sre sliu .i^, r,„i
Wsusd i'V.r tlie iisniea uf Um pr-s|,|ri,isikI *m)iw-
tsry of tbe I'mvlnrial CVMiservailve AMorlsiion.
A mating of th* iirovlntflal eiwitlve wilt I*
hcldln Vani'Mimr i»Iihl.iaiiioi,tli,ai,(| ||« |l('
tor holding dlitrlct iiomlnMltiv ^•nv««itimit «III
then l« flx«l. ,1- .IIN IIOUHToT
PimUhiI'iHIhi I'nwlnrlal
Xtilion.Joi.SMh. t«M """wwiiosi.
OAKLAND Mineral Claim
Situate In the Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenay.   District.      -where    located:
,,Qii Fo r Mile creek, adjoining the Edinburgh minfcrat claim*    '•■•'■
TAKE NOTICE that I, Wm.S, Drewry, acting
"as agent for Ferdinand F. Lelbseher, Free
Miners' qcrtlllcate No. B (M40S. intend, a* da)s
from the date .hereof to apply to. the Mining
Recorder  for a Certiticate of  Improvements
for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown gram
of the above claim.   '
And further take notice that action under section 37 must he commenced before the Issuance ot
such certificate of improvements.
' Dated this 4th day of June, A. D, 1903.
. ! *    W.8. DREWRY.
Is the only hall in the city suited for Theatrical
Performances, -Concerts, Dances and other ]i< j^-
lic eutertiinmcnls.' For booking write or wire
Secretary Sandon Miners Lnion
Order your
suit now
Call nnd see my stook of Suitings.
P. P. LIEBSCHERi b**» nn*'
.HAPPY   DKLIVEKY Mineral Claim
Situate in (he Slocan Mining Division of West
• Kootenay District.     Where  located:   On
! •-*   Silver Mountain, adjoining tjie Lost Tiger
Mineral Claim
TAKE NOTICE That I. Wm S. Drewry, as
L agent for Hermann Clever, Free Mlner'c
Certilieate No. B 01370, Intend, sixty days from
the; date hereof, to. apply tb the' Mining
Recorder for a Certificate of Improvement', for
the puriiose ofobtaining a Crown Grantioi the
above clalm.Z■-■■■ . ■
And further take notice, tho t action, undet
section 37, must be cotiimenced b^iore the issu
mice of such certificate of Improvements.
' Dated tbls 4th day of June. A. D. 190.1.
.,*.....,   ,    . W. 8. DREWRY.
'*' : * — At
DALKEITH ami  KEL^O  Mineral Claims.
Situate in thc Slocan Mining Division of- Wee
Kootenav Distriot. Where located: On Four
Mile ■ reek, near the Waketleld mm
•PAKE NOTICE tha I. Win. 8 Drewry.acting
1 as agent for the Wakefield Mines1 Ltd., Free
Miner's C-rtiticateNo. BC9I81, Intend.sixty<la»s
from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of each ol
thc above claims.
* And further take iiotice that action, under sec
tion 37. must be commenced before the Issuunce
of such Certiiieate of Improvements. .'■
'■ Dated this x7th day of Mav. A D. 1908.   >.
Chadbourne & McLaren
Ore8hippedto Nelson will be care-
fully looked alter.,.
NELSON,    •'- -      B. C.
To H, EDMMKLEN, nr to whomsoever he may
have transferred his lnti-aest In the Soho
mineml Maim, situated In the   McGuigan
t Ita-ln, Slocan Ml ing Division, West Koot
enay Mining Division
YOU are hereby notified that I have expended
HW.M in labor and Improvements uison thi
above mentioned mineral claim under tbe pro
MOi.M in labor and Improvements upon the
__.vementioned mineral claim under theii
visions of the Mineral Act. and if within 9*1 days
from the da'e or this notice you tail or refuse to
contribute your proportion of the above
mentioned sum, which ls now due, together
With all costs -of ailvertUlng. your in-
tore.t In the said claini will .become the
property of the undersigned under Section -t of
the "Mineral Act Amendment Act 1900." .
Kaslo, B. 0., May 80, MOJ. n
3rick Block    New, Denver
Manager of BOSUN HALL.
Meetings In the Union Hall every Frldfy eve
nlngat7,30' Vlslilng bicthren cordially invlhtl
to att nd Fiikp. Kit* hik. Noble Gjrand; .1. E.
LovkKtNO,Secretary; Dan Hublkv. V. Grand.
A.F.& A.M.
BANIWN, 11. V.     ' [
"Regular Communlcatl<vn held the first Thursday ui oath month In Masonic TIall at 8 p. w.
Sblourulngtrethrcn nre cordially Invited to attend   J ami 8 M  Damon. Stcreta.y.
NO. 07, W. F  M.
Meets every 8ATURDAY evening at 7:30, in
Mcpherson * hurley
8ANDO.V.B. O.       ' ...     ti
B* Newmarkel Hotel®
Hew DtWW, offcro ft pleftBant Biibstltnto for!
home to those who travel.   It is situated on the,
ahoro of Litko Slocan, the most beautiful lake in
all America.   From ite balconies and windows
can bo Been the grandest scenery upon this continent.
Tho Internal arrangements of the hotel are the reverse'
to telephone, all the rootnii being plastered, and electric
bells at tho head of every bed make it easy for the dry
momenta in the morning.<w»c»«^»c»«-3<JK-»c*t-*t-»
The best and cheapest meals in the country are
to be found in the dining room.   The house is run up-1
on cosmopolitan principles, and the prospector with his
pack is just ah welcome no the millioiiwie with his roll.
Every guest receives the bmt of care and protection.
The liquors are the best In the Blocan. and the'
hotel has long been noted for its flsh and gamo dinners.
This is the only firi>M*ss house in the Lucerne of |
orth America.   One look at tho landlord will convince any stranger that the viands sre of the best quality.   Rooms reserved by telegraph.ct*j<jcj*jokj
HENRY STEQE, ProprletorfN^Tsi«Sf«N# ($A
r**U and the crowd will torn Oiia L^o,,, Thc 8u„ myn tlmt tlii*
w*f m w tmn m mr mneUomL^^,, miire dmtly |hall mt> alj|U.
»r« uutveimHv wlvertlml.   As a
■j-fcuuswa for   haixl  tlm cm thci* i»j ■ '~ ' "''  '   - •   ■
utfUuug like printer *» ink iiAw-n-
teleretl iu proper doseg
For the present we bave dlsuon*
tiniKsl the publication it Viwery'*
f)laim. Lat«r It ^H ippear in »
difffttvnt fortn and pi lea. In the
meantime al) paid-nj sutmcritiem
in it will receive the journal ftra
%re now rt*Aing* We nave iK«tiit<l
premiMs in tbe Tribnoe bolldlng,
S'elw, where ne will do jflbptitot- 	
ing, eAi%  Tm; hriHitt, and kx»l       ^"^a   cf*^      Ntw Denver
JjyU.     s^J     JSt.    J±t
Blue Prize, Henry Vane,
f*f%ti*taat-i*ii*  O   fl fit****** flFH-n*!
^uiuuiuujotiirttaiia ituip
ar*«n»it« tiy—
W I'. KII,H/>l!MXK*Oi>..
tetmtoaat, MtMi,
Ua*m*.tii*ilhf nvmou ll«»r«>*.
\fr    THE
0>      OLD
*l  HEUABtE  Vf*
HL.J!>«l!!!l!J\ ^Jil
l\lAl     if**  *rtfP*4\ w\- 9tt**i 091,   f^tt H
a\ StJamcsHotclJs
I, M    W A. J AOOBSOSr. Pr^rWtor Iff
_-,      When ym want a Am class meal, er a hed thnt
f*m+   te aiean and anil and well msde, yoa wtlt ttnd whst ]
trm ara looking for at this pioneer hows. Abo the!
Rtiett nwnre tonkm. j
Phonm 10
I    ■    _______m*>'9mJI&—m'
aUUtttahrt KIT.
Capital (all paid op) *l2,ux\<moo
Heserved iumT t t 7.IXUUUXU)
Undivided Droits t   t   6IO.O»i.®4
hkau orriCK. moktrjul;
Rt. Dox Lord Strathoox^ a.td Moawr Rotal, O.CM.G. President,
Ron. G. A. Dscmmoxd. Vksa I*realdent,
B. fl. Cuxjwrojr, Oeneral Mansffer,
Branebes ia ail parts ol Canadi, Nswfoondlsnd, Great Britain, and
the United States.
New Denver branch
LE a DC VEBEtt. Manager Temh Year.
. --.^.   — ,
i -. ■*. l,
t     fr,
* <  ti ,   it-. <
I saw him take the paper and
■ Tnrn'to the liousehold page,
Then scan thexplutrinsupgnd down,
' Acdttne.^liti .all would gsrage.
"^fia!" he muttered to himself,
^Here's 'How toMatt<$Ric"6 Tritteis,'
And "Ho vtr^tp .Utilize Cold J3eef,'
And 'Homemade Stomach Bitters'"
Then from his pocket'forth' he took
A-patr-of-scisworB small,-   .-
Anil severed from the printed page
The helpful .hints and all.
He clipped "The Wav to SI raifr.b'e Eeus'
And ''How to $*lake Peach Butter,"
As well a^lhaUa tjofcen more::
"That's air'-agiiin' his =mutter.
"Do   ypu," I asked, "piVFerve those
notes      : ■•
So that your wife mav eye them?"
"Not much," h<> growled, "I cut them out
■So sherwotit t.rv to get tl»en>." ,.
—Chicago Iti'ter-Ocean.
Under tho heading, "Compari
pons; Canadian^ vb. Americans;
Jndiffer?nee, of British Colunibia
Pross t<£ New Mining' Gumps in the
Interior;'? the Cairaboroe Miner ojf
it-cent date sAy6: ■* ''AA ..;,;
*v4'SUppose the Camborne camp
wero-situut-rd in Montana, Washington, Idaho or any other ofthe
States, tlifefi • evfery*:- newspaper in
those States would be full of the
new * gold fields—-the leajl ing papers
would Send ■ th*eirv 'representatives
to i|i6 -^rtpi^^h^to|raphB\ of .the
mines &ndv°juti^'hhdl't*ig:,*<*^-oiin4iry
would be taken for illustrations of
the glowing articles that woiild appear aWut the rich lieFsi the magnitude the bonder of the new Gol-
conda. !"A" ^'"'s, "'v":-: V" '' ''"'■'"'■'
4 "How differently' we do* ttiefie
things in* Canada! We may perhaps allow ourselves to eneeroc-
cnsibnaliy at-the 'boom ■* methods of
the United Stat sor, and we may not
desire that ©or own people should
•closely copy their neighbors to the
sbUth, but, in'the mining business,
At any rate, we could well afford to
take BeVeral 1-^avek from their book
on thu manner of getting capital
for the exploitation of the mining
industry in'a new field. '
"The troubiei "isj we are too
slow, too conservative, too modest
About durcountry and its mineml
wealth.   We aire, besides,' too poor
cal jugglery and acrobatic feats of
the quasi-legislatore at Victoria
and-give .rmorfe attention to<the
chief industry of the province, we
might get what the country needs
more than, anything else—capital
forjtedevelopment.^ '   ,.-     ":i
come to
the line
And so
titufit' look ainroad for money to
^tart with. Theretort why not advertise aiid shout bur wares to attract customers? How are they to
know what we have for sale if we
don't put some of it in the window
and send liaudbillsoiit? It doesn't
pay to.keep yoni* light hiddfen in
the mining business. ■
- "Americans when they
this camp are prone to
that 'if they had these
showings on their side of
they'd make Rome howl.'
they would. Sometimes their howl
is too loud aiid too long, and 'tli©
boom fizzles out, but more often
their optimism, nerve and energy
clear difficulties from tlio path and
keep tjio' Wheels'moving with a
rush lind a whirl that gathers
enough impetus to carry them over
tbe rough places in the road to
"Why Is It that the leading
papers of B. C, the coast papers in
particular, give so little and such
infrequent space to tho promising
mining cainps of the interior ? Wc
don't want them to boom us or He
about us, but we might reasotaably
expect them to show some interest
and extend some help in attracting
capital to the back country whose
prosperity is so closely allied with
that of the coast.
"The Camborne camp today is
being opened up chiefly by Ameri*
cans who found their way in hero
not beeauae B. C papers told them
about tiie section, but beoausj tbey
have have a keen scent for a good
thing and their restless energy
keeps them always on the hunt. '
"If the coast papers would give
lesa space to advertising the poltti-
A few years ago a prospector
never thought of locking his cabin
door while he was away, and could
always feel sure of- finding eveiv-
fhing safe on his return.4 ' Todayrit
is different. With the' advance of
civilization'and the increase in
population the snoakthicf has come
along and shattered all the old ideas
of security. Of all criminals we
think a sneakthief the worst, and
would mete ont the same punishment to one as in tho old days was
meted out to horsethieveB in Montana and other-states." He is without exception the meanest and most
despicab e thing that walks on two
legs, aiid but for the lack of couragewould ! commit murder for the
sake of 'a little gain. Aye have
much more respect. for the high-
wayinah ns usually he takes great
chances on his life, whereas the
sneakthief takes none. * He will go
into a cabin and after helping himself to wh-atever food he can find,
will ~ prowl around, turning, every *>
thing over to steal articles to carry
away. He will-pick one's pocket
of. the veriest trifle, in fact nothing
is too small for him to pilfer. If
caught, which unhappily is rare,
he merely gets a" week or two or a
month or two in jail: 'A few Sfc'ff
sentences, coupled; with a daily
flogging, might have some effect
upon this latest product'of civilization. A prospectorwIibTlia's doubtless been visited "by' some of the
light-angered fraternity", has the
following notice posted on his door:
There is grub upon the table,   •
'' "And wood to make h fire;
Eat all.that you are able,    .
And drink* .what you desire;
Fori never will object
To' give a man a meal,
But haven't no respect '
For a fellow who will steal.
So make a hearty dinner,
*        And there .is naught to pay,
But you are a dirty sinner
' If yoh take aught awav.
" —Kamloops Standard.
Nature has supplied many excellent tonics in the vegetables
which are now found on the market stalls.      •  ■■• «■ ■'; ■"   -■■* x
Fresh, sharp-tasting dandelion
salad is a fine spring tonic. It contains iron and other exhilarating
minerals that are put into pateut
pellets. A single lamb chop, eaten
with a big bowl of dandelion salad,
is a wholesome meal for the spring
fever patient.
Rubarb contains valuable acid
properties and eaten as a simple
sauce is as good as medicine. ■*<
■ Carrots are a great beautifier.
Thfcy havo propertips ithat act directly on the skin. *
Watorcress salad is a combination of virtues that should be appreciated by tho housekeeper in
arranging the daily menu. Cress
has abundant sulphur and iron.
Onions aro excellent for the
nerves. If you are troubled with
insomnia, try eating a sandwich
filled with chopped onion before
going to bed,
Cabbage when young and tender
Is full of phosphate useful in enriching the blood. But it must be
properly cooked. Boil it only
fifteen minutes, then drain, transfer tt to another vessel which has
been previously heated, add but*
ter, cover closely and allow it to
finish cooking on its own steam on
the back of the stove or over a
double boiler. The addition of
cream when served makes it still
more palatable. Cabbage prepared
thus is of direct benefit In purify*
ing the blood, and, consequently,
in clearing the complexion.
There are 106 different shades of
green. They variously signify joy;
ab'iihdahcej*' hope]'Tybuth, spring,
God's bounty, 'niirth/gladness aiid
the resurrection;' and ninodg. t]te
Creeks and' Romans meant' victory.
In metals green js represented by
copper, in; precious stones by th-fe
emerald; - Iii "the planets it. stands
<ior Vepus, as a railway signal it
rifieans dantibn, ^golslowly."]: It is
the national banner of Ireland, and
was the imperial color- of' the'Az-
■fces,' "Scotland regards' green as
unlucky. God made nature green
to rest the eye.4 Man made1 the
waiting rooms in the theatres green
rooms for', the same reason. The
favorite color of-gambling hells
is green. The cloth on pool and
billiard tables—also ping-pong
tables— is green. There are' no
green mammals, though history
records a race of green dogs, r.ow
extinct. There nre green snakes,
biids,' liisards, frogs, etc. Many
animals have green -eyes, as the
cat, tiger, leopard and lion, and all
mock tbe meat they- eat, hence the
* 'green-eyed monster,'' jealousy.1
Fred. Irvine & Co.
nimiii ■———t
A custom house decision on fleas
has been rendered in Switzerland.
A package marked "trained flew"
reached Geneva. The nearest analogy the collector could find was
that of June bugs, which had been
ruled to be ."-edibles.'' The case
went frbm one official to another
till it "reached 'headquarters, at
Berne, whence 'after much investigation and deliberation the coiicki-
sioni .was reached that the fleas
came cinder the head of ..Vwild ahi-
mald in a menagerie:" ;    '
An Arizona.man has invented a
new way of preventing railroad accidents. An agent who finds he
has given wrbng orders pushes a
button in his office and lights in
candescent electric bulbs which are
to be hung along the track on every
second or third telegraph pole. By
this means the operator could signal a train at any point of the line.
A story, is being related to the
effect that a gentleman is now being treated at a sanitarium at
Lynchburg, Pa., for a peculiar
mental disorder. The < particular
hallucination under which he labors
is that he is a "grain ~6t cornTand
■that every chicken or other fowl in
the country is bent on swallowing
■him. If he sees a chicken he is immediately thrown into convulsions.
House Furnishing Sale
Great Gash Discount on Carpets, Bugs, Art
Squares, Portieres, Floor Oil Cloths, Linoleums,
Lace Curtains, Table Covers, Window Shades and
all House Furnishings.
Fred. Irvine & Co.,
1      NELSON, B. C.
The cackling of a hen or the crowing of a rooster has the same effect
upon him. Seeing or hearing any
fowl that eats corn immediately
produces violent spasms. .His case
is regarded by the medical attaches of the sanitarium as the
most , remarkable on. record.-—
Chatanooga News.
For a soap for washing blankets shave
fine two pounds of good white 6oap and
put into a saucepan with two quarts of
boiling water. Keep oil the hre until
thegoapjis dissolved, stirring occasionally.. 'And four, ojmces of. borax, atlr
well and the soap is ready
Never use brown Soap when
woollen goods   ',
ROSES, BULBS,       ;   :
We b*\* better stock"'than ever, and you
will mvb money by buying direct. *. My new
Catalogue will tell you all about It   Mailed free,
m. j. henry;/
S009 Westminster Road. Vancouver, B. C
f c Barber
^   Shop
The best Tonsorlal Establishment in
the Slocan.
Balmoral Bldo, Main St,, 8andon.
Pioneer Hotel of the Slocan
A Table that is   replete with the
choicest seasonable viands.
Rooms Large, Airy and Comfortable.   Special attention to the mining trade.
P, Btairas & Co*
Fresh, Salted and Smoked Fish Just Received.
Eastern & Olympia Oysters
Turkeys and Chickens
Sausage of all kinds made fresh every day in the week
Bar tnm 8tee!f Pipe Fitting*, Be,
KASLO, B. 0;
P. 0. Box 290.
Phone 179
and tf*Btt for
Monogram,     M?rfucrl!a,
Our Special,
El Condor,
Tuckett's Union Labe'
El Justillo,
A visit to onr Tailoring
Emporium will give
yoa an idea of the prevailing styles for Spring
Clothing.   .......
Filbert Hote.
Bennett & Clark, Proprietors.
The Filbert la now the hot hotel In the Sloean.    The Dining Room U conducted on strictly Hut class principle*.    The rooms are large,
comfortable and properly taken care of.
n^^^^n*^^^^ t^^^frn* W»M»»N»MWW*WWWWV»W
Beit JOB WORK io the Slocan done at THE LEDGE.
*.*.*>.        i. *0*i
Vauepnttt, B. (X
General Drarlnr: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.
Coal & Wood for Sale
Stifle Rdfia til Pack Ui~«i».
¥*9& 8ub4M at New IXearcr.
ft V
TO:J. F. AKMKTnoKO, irlnilnbtntor of th*
**ut« of Martin Murt-hl#on, or to wttomxxrtr
be m y have trtntftrnd the Intentt nt Utrtlu
MuwKl^n, dwfsM, In tht "Wllctt" aid
"Ivan* tnlneral ri»lmi, iltuatwl on Ooat
monnUIn, one. half mll« north of N*w Denver
Hloean Uliilnn DIvNun,
I *im-iiiM ttHt.tii In lalmt and ImunuvtRiMii
oiiofi ihr *Ut\* nionilniicd mlm>nl rfalnu und. r
Um iirovWenaof tin- Mtm-tai Art, t*lw#en Mirth
mh, im, ki 6 Maif i«ili, IMtS and If *»ll»»ln
iilnety day* from tit* dale of Ihli notice tint
fallor reluM |<> runtrtlmtr yixir M«|iortloa ofUie
aU.ve mrntMir«l mitt, wlihh 11 now due. t<»
«th»r with nil r<*ta of adveittalnii. your InterM
In the aald Halm will Wtniut the |>ro|wfty «>l ll»*
ntithnttrni'd,  uniltr  Hc-rlM- 4 of an Ait en.
thia Tib day iA
, K. VdUKO.
. NI-hI at New Penvrr, Jl. C.
Hay, Ita*. tk
To 3.
v/Vt     iAAV      A/wat    HAVttl    AAA    OU1IU%J*iA 1,4   I M.w «|«i»a«4 ibe i
iilawrt Mineral elaim bihW
Meats, soc. Tickets. $T.
Main Street.
Job Printing
That aiMayft high in Artittttc merit, quickly
dfttift nt New Denver's printing pmporhim—
Address = THE LEDGE
M.M. IlKSKl.t'M, <>r to *lw»*m«i»-wl,e
may hava tt«n»fi>rr«'it ltd lnin.M In Uiv
CTMef-tll mlntral elaim. illuat-rd at the heed
of KI«lilMil<Mni'l<.Hl<x'«iiU)iiki(f IHvUlon.
H-Mt kootenay IK.triH. BC.
■Wttitt itni 9.1*1, ti* *,t,9i >«**>«*k.», ««•* < ** • *
•um td tWIJO In
tl'-I-   >*W*l   MHAi-
the ftrovlalfMii nf
>«e miwarat art. ana ir. within ninety date
fiwn the 4*1* of ihU noiiri. *«• fall er rttma \u
nuNttSata | our putum nf *n am*) •atMMdttaree,
nnwiemtbif tn* el»htr two dolWj and Atty rent*,
whleti i» mw dm. io«reth#r with all «**» of ed*
iirlhtluii.youi lalttnrM In ih* wid tlalm will
■y'l'.'l,   '<...,    ^fct.yH. -.^  ,*,.     *,*^H    '4444401. tm.i.4*.),    >tttl4lli
Hyttkmt ul an AntentJlle<t"An Aettaam*n4
th* Mineral Art IMA.'*
. I>i»«l at «a*K B 0. thie ah iay nf If arch.
GiK | .TSI0<jt«t*»a8tt-f-w..Hi«i
,.. t*\Q*AL*UYttwm,rlM
try man tee-He*9-T-MHf* attasila«.
Oold tit stif er Htfltei tti tomtit
Itt» Arapab** **„ Swtir, M*. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY 9, 1903.
Tenth Year.
$5 worm
One Dollar
The Old Bookstore.
Vancwver, B. 0.
[C > lrtensed advertisements, such as For Sale
Wanted, Loat, Strayed, Stolen, Births,'Deaths,
Marriages, Personal. Hotels, Legal, Medical, etc,,
are Inserted when not exceeding so words for
tb emu each Insertion. Each live words or less
iver i■ words are tlve centa addltlonal.1
tind American plan.1 Meals,i&<
cents. Rooms
from * c up to *1.   Only white help employed.
"     "ntfye"  x -    ' >■...'..
In tlio -afii.
Not hint,'yellow about the place except the sold
M.VDDKN HOUSK, NELSON, is contrslly
located and lit hv electricity It Is head-
quanori for tourist* aiid old timers. Miners or
mllll Mui Ires aro equally welcome. THOS.
IIA DUES. Proprietor.
THK UOVAt, HOTKL, Nelson, is noted for
the excellence of ItscuUine.   SOL JOHNS,
Is the best *1 a day hotel In New
white help employed,
the Clark
*on.    Onlv
THK   KXCHANGK. In KASLO, has plenty
of airy rooms, and a har replete with tonics
and l.racers of many kinds.
THK SfAZR, In KASLO,  is Just the place
for Slocan people to find when dry or In
search of a downy couch.
TO.   MEI'.VIN,'
tl.   Expert Watch
Manufachirlnjr  Jeweller,
„ . Repairer, Diamond Setter,
and Kiiprraver. Manufactures Chains; Locke's
•ind Kins*. Workmanship frunrantecd equal to
any in Canada. Orders by mall solicited. Box
240. Sandon.
oT , ■.  rW LatAkla Student's*  Mixture.  Pace'«
Tw|«t.   Craven Is  Mlxtnre.   Bootjack, Natural
Leaf.niidmnny otherWndsnf Tobacco. ."■
O B. MATTHEW, Nelson. P.O. Box 40.
I own a dog who Is a gentleman:
Ry birth most surely, since the creature can
Roast of a pedigree, the like of whi-sih
Holds hot a Howard or a Metternlch.
By breeding.  Since the walks of life he trod.
He never wagged an unkind tale abroad,
He never snubbed a nameless cu  because
Without a friend orcredit card he was.
Ry pride.   He looks you squarely In the face
Unshrlnkine and without a single trace
Of either diffidence or arrogant
Assertion such as upstarts often flaunt.
By tenderness.   The little girl may tear
With absolute impunity his hair
And pinch his silken flowing ears the while
He smiles npou ner—yes, I've seen him smile.
By loyalty.- No tru*r friend thin he
Has come to prove his friendship's worth to tne.
He djes not fear the master—knows no fear-
But loves thc man who is master here.
By countenance.  If there be nobler eyes,
More full o Ihonor and of honesties,     »   ■    *
In liner head, on broader shoulders found-
Then have I never met the man or hound
Here Is the mo to of my lifeboat's log:
"God grant I may be worthy of my dog."
—New Orleans Times Democrat.
"Wholesale   Merohants.
^l^"vWtgr6.1S88", Cheese' Prod^ce anrt
TJI   T,.  CHhrSTTK, r,. t,
R.. Barrlstpr
<S„H^m^r!!TT^„T" R- BarrWw.
B«V»i. nmmt"l Sotar^ P,,h,,p- Sandon. R. C.
nranci nmee at New Denver every Saturday
Inguranoe As R^-al BJstate"
Tmrvwmnr, wtcitkt.t, * ro.   Flm
ifi 1T,1^r'ln<',' AflfNit«...Dealers In Real Estate
Vinlne P^ncrtles.   Houses to rent "Td Town
Lot** for Sale.
1 ^"ent
n WHDAU, New Denver, B. 0„
reprMonfe/Und Crown Orantcd.
On* h*^*J vaars nxrwrlonoo Ind
Rm h**i*i vMr'«i«Vr»rionI«>'ln*(ientsl Work, nnrf
■"•i"; •''••*»Hr«f OaM «Hdiw Work Visit
made ti tli* Slocan rajrntorl v
The exploitation of Canada was
tlio subject of an address delivered
by Mr. B. E. Walker nt the meeting of the Canadian Club held recently.. Mr. Walker referred in
strong terras to the. ignorance
which Canadians displayed ofthe
resources of their own country, and
they had, therefore, no right to
complain if people in other countries did not show knowledge. It
was not the present results we
should look to so much as the dei
velopment ofthe future, and Canadians should endeavor to acquaint
themselves as much as possible
with the resources of their own
country. In' this ' respect he.con-
sidered Canadians the most backward-people of the world, and he
made a comparison between this
country and the United States,
where they had exploited their own
country. ' ■   ,
Mr. Walker suggested the estab:
lishment of a national museum,
such as the museum at Washington, where there could be shown
the various products of the country,
puch as fishj furs, minerals;  =
As illustrating the ignorance of
Canadians, Mr. Walker said that
there was a man up at Sault Sto.
Marie who had a staff of experts
employed, and these men knew
so much more about the timber
and mineral resources than did the
government itself that they might
be considered actually a. menace.
-With_thi*s—know-ledge—tliey— could-
make a bargain with the govern-
jnent that did not have the knowledge.
Turning to the development of
the Northwest, Mr. Walker said
he believed we were merely on the
threshold there, that we had no
conception of what the production
in the future would be. The next
25 years, in his opinion, would be
more difficult than any of the preceding years, for the great development would bring with it important questions that would have to
be grappled with. This in itself
mado it a necessity that Canadians
should become acquainted with
affairs there.
side.    "Let the gentleman goon
with the next."
"Acting," continued the wearisome Snodgrass, with the same exasperating drawl, "acting upon the
suggestion of my eminent friend
from Maine, Mr. Speaker, I will
now go on to the second count of
the indictment preferi ed against
me by tho gentleman from Kansas.
In the second count, Mr. Speaker,
the gentleman from Kansas charges
me with being a fop and accuses
roe, Mr. Speaker, of wearing
clothes. I must say, Mr. Speaker,"
this with a lofty sneer, full of patronage toward the "Bookless"
Simpson* "I do wear clothes. I
might add, Mr. Speaker,. that I
not only wear clothes now when I
am a member of congress, but Mr.
Speaker, I wore clothes before ever
I came to congress—"
"Just a moment," broke -in. Ca-
rutli of Kentucky. "Will the gentleman please state how long?"
There came another burst of
laughter, which would seem to have
fallen as pleasantly on the Snodgrass ear as did the first. He
beamed through the uproar like a
tarnished sun, and when it had
finished he again took up his oration jvhere Cartith had broken in,
1 r,Mr. Speaker," resumed the
pernicious Snodgrass, "the third
and last count of the indictment
preferred against me by the gentleman from Kansas is that I am a
"Bang!" came Crisp's gavel.
"The gentleman's time has expired." •''-.'..'■
Snodgrass looked helplessly about
him; his five minutes were up; he
must leave his defense to that third
count iloating in the air. -It was
the amiable Simpson himself who
would push to the Snodgrass respue.
"Mr. Speaker," said Simpson,
I ask unanimous consent that the
gentleman's time to speak on that
third count be extended five
minutes. If the house will grant
my request he'll prove it.tJ
On his sixty-sixth birthday J.
Pierpont Morgan was, naturally,
the subject of a good deal of discussion in New York. A''"broker
told this story of him:
. '.'You know Mr. Morgan'adirect.-
gan had lost $50,000. Nevertheless, he continued to bow to Mr.
Morgan on.the street as cordially
as "though nothings unpleasant had
ever come between them.       -.: > •.
One morning Mr. Morgan stopped
him. "Look here," he said, .in
that voice that makes ns all tremble.
"You owe me $40,000 and you
should pay me; and you are able to
pay nie.i ^Nevertheless I'U forgive
yoa this debt if you'll only stop
speaking-to me hereafter."
"My dear Mr. Morgan," the
other .answered, all smiles, "I
wouldn't deny myself the pleasure
and honor of speaking to you for
twice $40,000."
M<\ > Morgan turned away, but
it is a fact that since that time he
has always acknowledged his
debtor'8 salutations with a kind of
Patting tJp Fruit?
. ""* This'isth'e'season^whchyou will need'Fruit Jars.
In view of this need we have laid in a full stock
ot Pints, Quar.s, Half Gallons.,Gallons,—All sizes
and we are now ready to; supply your needs. ■ An
order by 'phone will bring them.'" ,'.>/•?.
Cut Glass Bat- *%;T&ftte Ware
:.     Some pretty single .pieces,^ and ,hand8»m|%ts.
All s.» dainty, and artistie.      Ask, to see *them.
glWi1 S&ictojn ifrid; Vernon.
Little Dorothea is one of those
children whose silence when awake
is regarded aa a certain sign that
she is in mischief. One day when
sho was about two and a haif years
old her mother gradually became
aware of a silence which boded
trouble. She was about to look
for this baby when Dorothea came
in her rosy lips still bearing the
traces of a feast.    ■„, JV
•'Where have you beenj Dorothea ?   What are you eating ?•' ■
"Cheese;'' said Miss Dor-6thea*v
"Where did you get it, dear?v>
asked her mother.
"In the motif-trap," answered
the delinquent. > '
..■ "In the mouse-trap!" exclaimed
the* horrified mother. ,
Then the mother laugheU "But
what wijl thp poor mousies do?
You will frighten thein all away.?'
"Dey wasn't a bit frightened,
mama. Dey was twei mousies. in
de trap when I eated de cljeese."
'•'<V' Hunters
S iould call on
'One Combination Pool and Billiard Table
One Pool Table
One National Cash Register, No 7, total adder
One small Excelsior Safe
One J. J. Taylor &fe. No. 8
Set of line Bar Fixtures
Sewing Machines
Glass Show Ca os
One Plate Glass Mirror, 40x96 inches
"•' " "      80x5«inohes
Barber chairs, Mirrors, Bath tu <s,Tanks,
Heaters       Letter-Presses
One Mason & Hisoh Piano
One Bail and Spring Engine Governor, 3}-lnoli
ateam pipe
One Dake Engine 18-hp, with governor and
tilting* complete
Que L)ak6 E'"gine, 5-hp.
One Bone r;i2-hp. -
One 13 inch Shafting
Wood i^ilit Pully, from 10 to 24 inches
Ono Wood-Splitting Midline.
blunt way of speaking? You know
how, with his manner, he overrides men, till they turn from him,
silent, abashed, blushing like school
boys? There is only one man I
know of who ever got the better of
Mr. Morgan in a personal encounter
ThiB chap had failed dishonor'
ably, and through his failure Mor-
O-onwral   Store.
i** nO Aver the Rloonn.
t. WKr.t.v.  rnnvv.  POURS. rto»,W In
fWorl-M. nrvflnmfr, Kte„   OoodsShip-
TT%irX°,L,'IOT irnttnt «*wrr«n.
JL.. \T V Thi»roA«tn*nmn1#ti> II _• I I f ii
nn tl.<;0«««n*n>«f North Am>«rt. H F A I T H
rt*. iMrt. Jr.*,, iv.attnff. R FS f] RT
n!l ... wim-M* rotpmnmcitlnn -n-Hh H|i
*t*t*' Alt.     Tt*  ttSltiM nirc   nil   nc.vmn ni-M
1Jt*i i~4 R»omWrh Ailment, of ov*-rv mm*.
Jh»   "''"* nf a   r«nnrt.tHn tlflr-»f Mwi*n
»Mr wmi»».| «n«t trnmi tt,t Wi A*t*. I* *» $li,    Hal.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Alex
anderI)ivg(!r,who, in the year 181W, was in
Hevelntokennd the Slocan, will oblige by for
warding his present ad-Ires to
Barrlstcri, Nelson, B. 0,
rnnw   WrtiArrniW,   IVtmlnlnn .nd
•'   viiiclil LandSurvr>ror.   Vt-Uin, tl,n.
A    w, "fj'1'*'"1- Kmntwnt unit Pmvlnrlal
"^.   '•'"t«»arira*r.>r.   KAMI/)
T A TT*0¥-tf3,
n*1*i llli-i**.*..
Alfred Henry Lewis tells of one
occasion when Jerry Simpson scored
against an opponent. The house
was proceeding along under the
five-minute rule and Suodgrans of
Tennessee rose to reply to Simpson, who, it seems, had charged
Snodgrass with tho triangular offense of being a lawyer, a fop and
a fool. Snodgrass was a dull
tedious sort of a man. and could
set tho nerves of the house on edge
quicker than any other mnn in it.
He was proceeding In a manner,
says Mr. Lewis, wliich he meant to
be Domponsly Batirical, tocundi the
gitileloHH Simpson.
"Mr. Speaker," drawled Snodgrass, whilo the house writhed to
l»o rid of him, "Mr. Speaker, tho
gentleman from Kansas charges
ine with lieiiig a lawyer—"
"We'll nolle that count," inter-
jeeted Reed from the Republican
l-tamlot*.   Uanofseturt*
ana MMM patr-mutr*
PsychiG Function.
Just how to produce a Metaphysical function
ntlng of the Psychic Faculties through the live
special senses «f Hcent, Taste Touch, Sight and
Hearing. Bv o mtrol of tho subjective activities
of tho tnouirht forces you produce a perfect state
of dreaming when wide awake, Tins awakens
the Psychic function of Intuition which gives
y.m a clear ami lucid conception of the under
lying prioclpluaof sll phenomena. This gives
you the mental powrr* of n Psychic Ariei-taml
true MctapiiyaJt-iaii. Thew "exercises '' 4(inc»h-
mis"and' drill* "for 'ho development of ' Th«
Higher Occult AttalnmeiiU" will he sold for
only ine silver. I'lior. R B Diitton,
Lincoln. N'ebr
A drug clerk was waiting on a
school marm, who wn& buying
some school books. She asked for
a copy of Steele's Physics. The
clerk looked blank, but made a
thorough search of all the shelves
on the patent medicine row-and
and Baid:"I am sorry, madam,
but we are just out of Steele's
Physics, but we have others just as
eood, however."
MWhat are...they?" asked the
teacher, somewhat puzzled.
"Well, there s seidlitz powders,
Epson nalts and castor oil"—but
the schoolmarm had fled.
In German electricity, nmong other
curious results, the discarded windmill
ban heen rehabilitated At Nandmtn h
windmill supplies power for thlrty-aix
iiicmidesceiit tempe, that liirht» Targe
paint factory. Another at Schwleswlg-
Holstelh, keeps up a -steady current of
80 volts. At Dusneldorf a windmill
winds up a heavy weight the defcent of
which works a powerful dynamo.
Tho first sod lias been turned for the
Lo Roi No. 2 concentrator, in which the
Elmore process will bo wet].
A-s.a monthly, has been dis
continued for the, present
While its editor is making
arrangements for its future
productio*n"on^aTgrander8cai e
all its paid-up subscribers Will
receive The Ledge instead.
Mrs. A.
David is
slosing out
tHe entire
stock of
A wall from the West:—
The wind blowetli,
Tho water floweth.i
The eubscriber oweth,
And the Lord kuoweth
\vo need your dues;
So come a runnin',
This thing of dunnin'
Gives us the blues.
—National Advertiser.
, "Now," said the doctor, "If you wish
to escape a return of the grip, you must
take every precaution to avoid getting
your feet wet." "All right, doctor, said
the grateful patient. "Shall I wear
rubber shoes whon I tnktf a hath ?"
in the store
at cost price
MltS. A. DAVID.      SANDCN.B.C.
New Goods Daily
To Order
K Af*f O A 55r,f>TAN H-^ILWAY.
^1« »n Lv.   KASLO Ah. Hr|5 p ni
ll"«a in Ait. SANDON Lv lnW p. w.
kifMMMt COMPANY. lilMITKI>.    I
Rf»U.m  Lv. NELSON Alt. 7:IR p. m.I
k'AOn  m   Aw     It ivl ri 1 ,*    n »» -   ]si
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Rmim tnAt*„n*Ai\ rte Otmt northern
»n.| Oil A N ComfMinf •* linen.
for tnrther p«rtlcaltrt call oo or «<!•
RORERT IRVING. M«iMff»r, Ratio.
If you want *
•Iuki, hftve It
made to umit
liy tlw man who unilfr-lnnrit tlHt tlioenuliliiir
l.u»liii%*).   Hi^.ulrliiK ulto neatly ilom-.
Puney Ward,      Sandon.
Mln*rt'Mhoea a «p«H«lty.
We aro atill busy placiug now goods upon our fhelvee. Thought we'd
havo flniHhed lat-4 week, but our order buHinena since opening nas kept
ua behind tho counters. Next week we'll be in good shape to
you what wo want you to know, in the meantime wo thank you
your liberal patronage.
Albert Ross,
Ddlciotitj canned mints
that make luncheon* bo
enjoyable    while   the
Canned Tongue
Deviled Ham
Boneless Chicken
m....i- ....
a. %** **.isj
Veal Loaf
—All the   lleata  and
Fish that aro w loleiome
Appetising, strengthen-
\ ion and easily diger.od.
^Tlsvw yon InapeeteA
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Mi*«,!ltlifi»uj« tall iwtmuaiiitt, u u,fC.
Rr actnt'or-
CI fi. o*n»rrr.
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ROBKIIMIY, O. O. July 0th, 1003.
Thirty (Iny* after (Into wc Intend to Apply tu
thc Chit flUommlwIoner of LaiuU wid Worki at
Victoria for a k|«clal lieen .a to cut and carry
nway timber from tha follow luff described ir««»
ot Inud:
Commenclnff At a pnat planted on tho tonth
*(it* of the nooond W««t Fork of wllwu eiwk,
W tt Kootunny dUtrlct. nhout one mllo from the
uioutli. mnrkcil U. Oall<u'hor, H. K 0„ thenot)
wettHDv'lialut.thence north ** i-liuln*. theme
• mt no chatiii, theneeiouthaoehaliittothe point
of commencement. Dated ,1 uly Mh, won.
Commenclnir al a jtott (ilanleil on the weat
h»iiW ol Wllnoti cn>elc about one mllo nlx>ve thu
HlKli falli, marked J. Mud. N. K. O . thence
eouth 40 chain*, thence weat KX> ehalin. tlieuce
north 40 chain*, thenca t aat ttt) chain* to point
nf commencement.  Dated July nth. ltv«.
Oomrncnclinr at a |«wt iilantMl An lite ent
hank o* Wilaoii creek, about four rolle«abo e the
nihil Kan Kork of Wllion erevk. marked J. J,
C . & K. C. tiiiMuu n t>t iii itiiiOu, '.litem,) ninth
itHrbalui, (hence e«M 4<i nhatim, thence aouth im
chilni to point of commviu-tmimt.
DatwUnly Ml.. Viav        J J CALLAHAN
mmm ukjatioh,
Commenclnir at a poet planted on thu north
bank of Ihe third Ra»t Vnrk t*t WUmn trttk,
alMitt ilirre and • half mil** from th« mouth,
marked A Keiiuty. N. W. O, thence caet iho
chain*, tlAtice emiih 4ii chain*, thence wc.tl^i
eh*lui, thenot) north 4oohtjiiitM point of coin-
mtitcenwiit.  Dated July SIh. iuul.
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hap ample nccomtnojatlon for a largo «uml>cr of guests,
•nd the ideal position it occupien »ppe*ls equally to any
tmveleras well aa the tourist. Drummers will find
large sample rooms and all the convenience* of the modern
hotel.       Rooms reserved by telegraph.
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