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Volume IX.   No, 33.
NEW DENVER, B.C   MAY 15, 1902.
Price, $2.00 Year advance-
GenfcPaT Ne^s FToat
In and About the Slocan and Neighboring Campo
that are Talked About.
The force at the Arlington has been
The Whitewater shipped 172 tons of
ore in April.
Two tourists from Norway arrived in
town last week.
U. Clever is putting up an addition
to his residence.
A company has been foi mod to work
the Washington.
The Payne mill is running, although
not very smoothly.
Byron White is expected to be in
the Slocan this week.
Fred Baker is working at the Granby
mines in the Boundary.
Gassie Thompson has gone to Cape
Nome for the summer.
George See, formerly of Sandon,
died in Republic last week.
Henry Farrell has purchased the
Bogle ranch near Slocan City.
Mr. Phypers and wife have removed
from Sandon to Portland, Ore.
hours in New Denver lar.t week.
•   The new crusher for the Enterprise
concentrator came in last week.
An excellent ..body" of ore has been
struck in'the upraise on the Ivanhoe
C. R. Hardy and D. P. Kane were
talking insurance in the Slocan last
It is a dull day in Sandon when a saloon or rosturant does not' change
The Florida Mining Co. is to be
woundup by tho full court at Vancouver.
Dave Knight, formerly of Ratio, has
opened up a wholesale fruit store in
Rov. Frank W. Hardy, of Ymir, will
preach In the Methodist church Sunday
F. S. Andrews is having trouble with
Frank Fletcher over the Slocau city
fiandonls short on tire protection,
■several of tlie hydrants helng afflicted
with constipation
If all the cltleeni of New Denver were
u public spirited as W H. Gibbs what
a town thii would biS.
H. Byrnes'poultry yard Ik alive with
Belgian hare and Pekin duck** Hares
for breeding. |& to 910 a pair.
Katlng oranges will drive away tlmt
tired feuling that comes iu the firing.
William-* (tells the yellow fruit.
Rov. A K. Huberts wns elected nee.
reury of the Methodist* church dltttict
meeting held in Nelson last weel,
Tho*. M. Clement leaves this city for
Victoria when' lm will sped llie summer, and possibly reside pcrnisiiciitly
J. I) Graham ban left the government service. Hi* wan gold c«iiiiiiiU.»-
inner at Uevelstoko several year*   ago.
Tlm Engineering tmd Mining .Journal
nf N<»w York **y* Ihe preiwnt low ink'**
of silver I* likely to continue for some
There is great demand for zinc ore
from local and foreign smelters.    The
Bosun is stoping out the zinc left stand
ing in the drifts in recent development
In the near future the tug Sandon
will tow all the C. P. R. barges on Slocan lake, giving the Slocan a better
opportunity to serve thc passenger and
local freight trade.
Bob Cunning keeps the p'oneer hotel
of Sandon, i3 mayor of the burg, chairman of the license board and a justi ■*.
of the peace. Bob is a favorite with the
people, and never deals fromiithe bottom.
Fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and
nursery stock of all kinds can be procured at the Aylwin gardens in New
Denver. Shipments made daily to any
part of the Slocan. Whjte labor only
employed. °
At C. F. Nelson's drug store may be
seen a battery of instruments from the
armentarium of Geo. L. Pedlar, Opt.
D., Eye Specialist, who will resume
nation free.
Prof. Parke gave the best panoramic-
kinetosnpic0 picture show that has.ever
struck the camp, Tuesday evening ih
Bosun hall. The only sad feature
about it was the lack of a good house
to witness it.
The Hewitt is this woek shipping the
lirst pre that has been shipped over the
Four Mile road for a month or six
weeks. When the road is in better
Bhape the shipments from this property
will surpass all previous records.
There was a gold excitement in Sandon last week. Two gold nuggets
were found In a turkey that Bob Cunning was serving with his Sunday dinner. The turkey was raised in Nebraska and it is a mystery now were
it would get gold iu that state.
If over the thanks of the community
was duo to auyone, it Is coming to the
citizens who have contributed to tho
building of the Slxth-street sidewalk—
especially those who havo *o liberally
given tlieir labor. Of necessity some
body had to take the initiative, and upon W. H. Gibbs this honor rests, but of
equal merit is tho good spirit that hu
characterized all the boys who have so
willingly assisted.
pecteel course. It carried away the.
stables, bunk bouse, store house, and
everything but a couple of old unoccupied buildings.
The avalanche came as they always
come, suddenly and without warning.
The six teams of fours which are used to
do the freighting on the Rambler road,
were all out with their'drivers!. Thirteen mules and three saddle horses,
just brought in the day before from
Washington to do the summer's packing stood in the stable. A string of
heavy ore wagons just received from
Brantford lay in the yard. Supplies
and provisions for a heavy season's
business tifled the store to the rafters
At the fatal moment when the slide
came Billy Douglas, the camp blacksmith, was busy shoeing a mule.
Sandy Macdonald, the corral bosB, was
busy about tlie stables, J W. Power,
who owned the outfit, had just got on
horseback to start up the hill when he
saw the slide coming and giving the
warning to his companions, rode like
mad for safety. His escape was providential, as the edge of the slide caught
him and stripped the leather leggin
from one of his feet, but left the'man
and horse uninjured. Sandy Macdonald reached the edge of the slide, but
was carried down a few feet before he
was thrown out of the track. Billy
Douglas, not as fast a runner, was
caught in the slide and smothered, but
his body lay where it fell. The camp,
with its live stock and equipment was
swept to destruction in a flash.   Search^
ers afterward found the safe within a
few hundred feet of McGuigan, and the
wreckage of the camp scattered along
the trail of the avalanche .for. three
The warning was quickly sent to the
Rambler mine, from which a relief expedition came aud recovered Douglas'
remains and bore them to Sandon.
Macdonald wus brought down the hill
but. was not seriously injured.
Tlie avalanche was sudden, swift and
terrible. Its work of dastruetion was
complete. Of the 815,000 invested in
the freighting outfit, nothing remains
but tlie teams that were on the road.
In less time than it takes to say It*.
Power saw himself $10,000 poorer and
his companion killed.
Tho snowslides verdict is irrevocable;
there is no insurance aud no salvage,
The work of years gone ina flash. A
life snuffed out. The rumble ceases,
the snow clouds subside, tho tragedy is
ended and the tale Is told. Such Is
life—and death—in the snow clad hills
of the Silvery Slocan.—Sandon Paystreak
abode. She was acquitted by the
twelve good men and true (?) who
weighed the evidence against her because, like certain historic characters
in a similar case, they were not provided with a warrant for stone throwing, At least it is evident that was how
the judge regarded the mental attitude
by which the members of the jury were
enabled to render a verdict of "not
But though there waB none to condemn, neither was there any to say
"go, and sin no more," to this fair
daughter of Humanity. Not a Christian woman's hand was outstretched in
sympathy or aid ; not a Christian home
opened its portals to receive her if,
perchance, she might have Jdesired to
"sin nomore."
And now the chief of police is up
against public opinion for having, in a
spasm of morality, allowed this farce to
be placed upon tne boards at the ox
pense of the community. By and bye
our vaunted civilization will discover
that the only sins over which man bas
jurisdiction are sins against society.
For sinning against nature the great
mother herself has ample punishment.
The total amount of ore shipped from
the Sipcan and Slocan City raining
divisions for the year 1901 was, approximately, 80,000 tons. Since January 1
to Mey 10, 1902, the shipments have
been »s follows:
Week    Tjnal
Payne  835
-Ivanlxfi-^ ~"
Sunset (Jackson Basin)	
Reco.,; . ,	
American Boy...    20
Arllngon ,,...	
Heweti , ,	
Bosun. ,,,,.
La&tdanee  ...,,;	
Enterprise ,    00
Qucin Bess	
Sliver C Inn ce	
WHtewatrr (April)	
Necpa w	
Slocan Star	
Emily Edith	
Rambler (April)	
Molly Gibson	
Totaltons    so
^SrpeTtTnS Boundary Orfc
55The Cost of Producing the  Matte Hot More than
£§ Two Dollars Per Ton.
The low grade copper ores of the
Boundary district can be mined, smelted at a total charge of not more than
83.65 a ton, according to Dr. Ledoux,
the famous copper Bamplei of New
York. He declares that they are
profitable with copper at 12 cents
Copper is now 11>2 and lljj[ cents Dr.
Ledoux, who is at the head of Ledoux
& Co, ranking among the largest
samplers of copper in the United
States, made a visit to the Boundary
mines last summer to acquaint himself
with conditions there. He has an
article in the current number of the
Canadian Miniug Review, which will
be read with unusual interest by those
who are watching the development of
the Boundary mines.   He says in part :
"There have been numerous published guesses at the grade of these Boundary creek ores, and ofter all that is the
vital point on which all the others de-
peud. On the north side of the Phoenix
ravine, (which includes the Dominion
Copper companie's properties and the
Snow Shoe) the large amount of ore
There is great indignation in Three
Forks football circles these days on
account nf the refusal of the Nelson
sports to pliy the Three Forks team ai
Kaslo on thn 24th. A challenge was
sent to Kelson some time ago, and the
Kaslo patrons of the sport were ready
with a purse of 975 towards expenses
and the match looked Ilk* comin? off
until n renly was received from Nelson
lo the effect thai it would ho "too hot
on celebration   day   In play   Three
Pack train* to Goat mountain are almost of dally occurence. Supplies
worn luken lo lite Empire claim Wednesday morning.
The Kinina people are finding every
thing high gradp in their new strike
ami ani tanking all vacant ground iu
tin* neighborhood i»n the i'liff the
owner* are still inking out my. Tin*
long Iuiiiii'! on the Capella ha- not yet
tapped thi* -ledge, but ore is being
sacked from the upper Mope* fur shipment    Tin* lessees nf thrt Sweet Orris*
are pushing work In » *m*lt u*ny, and' may lie -idvUnblo i« iorlmb* ♦.«nlir *iui»t
e* peel to  have ore lo ship in a  few} in their outfit, a* the miii ocoimoimIIv
weeks.   On   tilt'    Tlnniiiwiiii    a   very i shine* In other plan*-* lie-tide* Kaolo.      !
It has already heen made abundantly clear that Canada is destined to
be one of tho great pulp and paper
making country of the future. No
othoi countries in the world has the
same quantity or quality of spruce, and
no ono has equal water power facilities in close conjunction thereto. The
Canadian spruce belt extends the
whole distance from Belle Isle Straits
to the tnoutb of the Mackenzie River
and occupies 2,690,000 square miles. It
varies lu width from 850 miles to over
1,000; and a fair average, taken at ten
almost equal intervals in that huge extent, gives an average breadth of 700
miles. We have thus in sight the raw
material for 4,500,000,000 tons of wood
pulp Heading nothing hut the advent
nf capital and transportation facilities
to eiploit it And wo have scattered
all through these forests an, abundance
nt water \uiwer necessary to convert
them cheaply aud economically into the
Ami since tho Cans-
reduco the cost of mining by stripping
from the surface down to the present
level of the railway track, and by the
introduction of the caving system for
lower workings.
"It has been said that the cost of
mining in the district, even with the
high wages to miners, is very low, the
conditions being most favorable. I
come now to tbe all important consideration of smelting costs.
"Tho Boundary ores being self fluxing, indeed being rather basic in
character, allow the admixture of a
certain quantity of silicious ores from
the Republic camp or other districts,
whose ores carry jfold and silver, and
the sulplmr being low permits of smelting without preliminary roasting.
With the advent of railways from the
south, the Boundry smeltera can procure more dry silicious ores at favorable rates. It may also be stated at
this point that the freedom ofthe ores
from bismuth, arsenic and antimony
renders it easy to obtain a ready
market (or the copper product
Forks,"    Perhaps it  would   lie    Thu
Three Fork* hoys reckoned on making! lini*»hcd materia
it  hot  for   Nelson  regardless nf  the jdntn spruce reproduce*  liself in pul|
weather,  bin   their    Impes   are   now j tVO(jd sisce* every thirty years, our fur
blighte*)     When the   lakeside playersjL.»t aot withstand all  demand* made
got« Vancouvertn  piny nn .hily 1*1 it ;„.,,,,, them with nut fear tif d-'nudilttuiii & ,n iV> I*'"!'"'11 »-'   <"**|"'
in the course ni time,
The inerea*e in i|,e
.'unlit hv KK-' gs-*1"-'!!-.
pulp uidii*try  I*
■A l'i- warn* f«i7
The ping pyty? *iK*ial given in Vletrpr'-* i piwnlsing "honing i* beui»- w ork»«<l np. \
hall last Thursday evening wa*. it huge; on j
fttiocei*.   1'pwanlsof MO people  were'
The flrtiidon baseball team will put. in
,\  1KI.M1N  lllt*M.\
I'-MUl   OF   TfllSKV
We iitktt tliH inis/tn* ut. ciiiiviiyliig t.1,1
!e\p'>rt of the llnl-hed   j.r«^luct   *»luu*
H*>. in which year  the  value of pulp
Iexploited wa* oiily  H<-X,i»m,   while  in
Kvi.n.M.ti't in it Mitb ibedr-.Tti* tb*MyHil the value f.-l'l little *hort of («,<**)..
w«* (uiatfnl m the NVNaii Court  h«ii«„|„(N,     ,„ ]HM, ,| (,n< „.,„,,. ,„ ('tt„»,|rt (|V(,
U*t-*-■-» t,     lawman mnitiMir |M*rf«f.
cent in copper, $2.40 in gold and 25
cents in silver. (With copper at U|
cents, that gives a gross assay value of
$6.88 a ton.)
"The workable ores from the south
side of the Phoeinx ravine, (which includes tbe properties of the Grftnby
company) contain on an average : Copper, 1 7 per cent; gold, $1 00, and silver
88 cents per ton. (With copper at 11J
cents, this gives the total values of
$5,98 a ton )
"The ore from the easterly side of tho
main dyke, as represented by the
Snow Shoe, Gold Drop and others,
probably run by the carload as shipped
about 1.0 per cent copper, $1.50 gold
and 80 cents silver. Tho run of the
mines in tho Greenwood camp, as
shown by tho smelter returns, is prob
ably 1.0 per cent copper, 118) in gold
and 50 cents in silver,
"I may say that I have had unusua
opportunities for studying the facts
In arriving at tho figures I have not
been obliged to depend on the statement of the managers. Tho entire product ot the Granby Consolidated Mining
Smelting & Power and of the British
Columbia Copper Company passed
through the hands of my firm. Ledoux
& Co., and from the freight records it
is readily ascertainable from how many
toi s of ore came the matte and blister
copper we have handled.
•'The statements of ore given tally
with those of the railway company,
representing ore delivered tu the smelters, nnd the statements of the superiu-
leiidenisNH to the grade of this ore tally
closely with tho*e figured from the
copper HiHlte handled l»_» n* in New
Vork, cheeked again hy my pet>oniil
Investigation on the *|».t.
"It may therefore be taken as ci *nfe
estimate lluit the huge amount ol ore
in llie BiHiiulan ilistrii'l  will vua fnnn
per   ton of:
■ '-Jin*" p-"UlwU, \e'Uh Irolll •_'*< tn   l'i ver.i*. o' '      -,y,   ,
Itdlver per t'Miaml from   i*l *■"  '«' l-,.-r*"| .(j,.,,),!,*.,
I per I on ill £ old . i      |,
I |    • • * J i -1   i •
•     •'It ril.iv be t*t.i!ei| that I hero an- -oine 1 ji,
j millet like the It C , lirar Klioll. who*e i
oiv* a*   shipped   contain «'«iti»fder»ih|y \
1 more copper th.in   tlie   ,<tM>»v. but   the!
"iircovering the coBt~of~sm"eiting~
Ib neceBBary to take into account tho
losses In slag and otherwise. I was allowed to sample the slag dumps and to
take portion of the weekly slags
samples which had been preserved in
the laboratory. Before the establishment of bessemeriziug, the slag loss
of tlio Boundary smelters averaged:
Copper, 4n per cent: gold, 12 cents per
ton, and silvei 8 cents per ton., With a
consumption of about eleven per cent
coke, and with freight charges as they
exist today, the cost of smelting at tha
most favorable location in the Boundary district after charging against the
smellCT the coBt of marketing the pro
duct, must be considerable under 12 a
ton. Adding the present cost of mining, the total outlay for mining and
smelling must be less than $3 W pec
"With the introduction of caving and
Ktcuin Khovels at the mines, and of
lie.Ks.'iiHiri/.ing at the smelters; with
further reductions In cost of freight and
fuel, Hiiro to come with or without the
ad vein nf coui|>eting railways. I unhesitatingly affirm that the copper ores
of thu boundary should be mined,
smelted and their contents marketed
with a profit, with copper at 12 cents in
New York, and as railways extensions
make oilier ore available that can bo
puiclina'd cheaply, the profit should In-
cream*, but there must always be, aa
c!ne*'ln>re, many shipping mines too
small to justify their own individual
mucIiiiih, and iiiiiitmi voop-»rMtiuit and a
broad business policy should allow
(hem nil to pumper
"Tlie average ore of Ihe bent de-
velotiwl Boundary mine, *howing
nearly ■?!'■'•,'>•"i t-on.Viii sight, i* said lo
contain il* per cent *ili»-a, l«i per cent of
oxiilxof iron, 15 per cent of lime, and
about I lv» per cent sulphur, copper l.H
per ci'lil besides gold and *ilver.
IM I'l Htr:   vi urn   itiMI»-%NV.
-i. !   ;*.   1"    ... .-   <-f  the  1.e*t
eoinpiiuit*.   that  ha*   ever
!.r   •,,.■{, ■.-,    ■,.',   tli,-    K-x.-i-rii*,*!*,
Klil|itl'tr Sl<si-k t 'auip.itiv , wiii .t|.*.i'«r
iii lkiiin open ImiiM*. ihi* flburwlsyi
•■venilij,'       Tin-   »-i>i;ij.a!i\   i oioe*   here
well lc.-umiiiciidcd,   ,iiu-i   pUvin*,'   a
figures I hav,- stati-ii   are   well  within, „ k',,.,,,...,.,.,,,,.,,, ,,,th  in NVNou ami
M ),i, j t),\y i> }A,.
umte H-osulinn
a shift at New Denver ou bafurd-iy.-uur Now Dcpver friend*, ibe K.<»f P.
I lie U)c*> Hurler* will look on. ami m ■ Mge and the Mindly School, our if<*«*i>.
m iik. wioru. i gratitude  lor  tbe   many   kin<lm*t»e*j
W*. %   Mertena, alter setting typejjhownhy them to our dear boy in his.
In thiaoftice for nr«9ty.lHf* mouth* n.«, «»ri«f *kUm* ami to tit in our tot**t*.j  J    <,,.,..„..,, of „„..,„., on n,e ,hwUrl.
goneeaatand will open optica,  l*^™^™}^^ h^M\ III UT A t!:::"!^^,*!" ^iu-
ihi anil in 0»*eji OisueNs, SHI in iln* rtora J
;t\   ll.l*   --\" ,,.!.*..,i,
sion   five   Mini
\ vjfpMirii»   tidm-l*   ihtiO,
| pulp uiili-,   lepn-M-ntin.'
?tv*qiitAl nl  lenii uuiu   *u*J,Ut};   (Hi-riiyi
i itiAtt* iau'.i we nu*>i- ,»• nti.i>, to it ou*\i
oo   invested \ ""*,imi'*',4,r ,,M1 w.W
j Hoiklwd. ttneif tbe> were aivt-n large
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in iht eM|MtAfiauktioo of nearly $*t,<M,*nA
now to iNJiitK vmn row.x
tr.fC- fr»   Tm»AIi1ii'»
Amos Thompson thinks that the flic*
on goat mountain are strong enough
with proper training to drive a tunnel
through a granite formation.
Hill Bros, bare told their «wmill. at
the Vi-wmI t»f tli-tt Uk«, UigrAl.irt wiih   *\\
Unmi tiiere* *eni he iru*m
Mh and Mil*. S V. Di'v.H.iv
tl tjtiU* ti ><• |*er tfii,
WgMrii* lnthi% A,¥* mw*
lidictlit pnibll"HI.
wirRD ovr.
for two d.-iv-i while ihe details of
■tipp-osM crime against nature in refusing to War an unfathered child,
were dis* usued, preeumably tor the edi*
ftcation of the vonih* and awn  who
!l tills II   HLMUIgelli   t.lihl M
her place *o live.
IS     «
The worat slide that has occurred in
the McGuigan basin for yeart came
d»wn m Tl.-Ji«sd«»  moffiing *buo% <*
tlmhtr limit*!, to Orillla loraber men | o't-loek.   The tlide *Urted np aMve I do«btle*«« Mi a paternal littered in the
whoc«it*niplaie o-peratinr tbe mill toi ^owpts irmjfSii camp, inhaavy tim*n»r, jlat«> al the embrayo w\\\ ib*t b*Aht*m\twif*Att*mteoi*.
iu full t-aparity (aniltonk an entirely new  and t*nei*> j denied adraiesion to thett-arM w«m««Vf    Owe the erhooit
thiongrtl  t' *   plat*,  -unmw   ol whom
Constantly talk about moving.
Be envloui of those doing well.
Hold up evil.
Make no effort to aid good work
••^ftrnl ofl lor tooi Job mmk
Never tarn loot** a nicll-f for public*
Ibe hint   OHUieA-
r#«»iiipii.   tt  i* ti*
o*   I   h.tve.  already j
hinted, to bundle the   very   large  nm i
jmoritooAie* wuiu-Hit iin* nos m   iMvmg   anai
ruit.ing the mitie«, on tin- one hand, orl
the nece*iary employment of eireisive
amount of timbering or leaving In the
mine large Works nf  pav ore at  »uj>-
port.   The management of the f«Hn-
j>»nn*s bus already Viwn •tudying ihitj
problem, and the Granby company haa!
jeoromet«*«t ore  handling  with -M«Mini
j tho veil, and propoeet to ttill further (
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It Ils.kl THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B. C, MAY 15, 1902.
Ninth Yeae
many men more capable of rolling
logs than training public opinion
to flower in the right direction.
According to astronomers, the
solar system of which this earth is
a part travels 390 millions of miles
through space in a year. Some
day, we know not when, we may
run into another solar system, and
the bump will be against "us. In
view of this possibility our delinquent subscribers should dig up
immediately, and be prepared for
the bump.
BliEDOB U two dollars a yearin advance    When not so paid it is S2.50 to parties worthy ot credit.   Lepl advertising 10 cents a
rielline lirst insertion, and Scents a line each subsequent insertion.    Readinu notices 25 cents a line, and commercial advertising
graded in prices according to circumstances
FELLOW PILGRIMS: The Ledgk is located at New Denver. B. C.. and can be traced to many parts of the earth. It comes to the front
every Thursday and has never been raided by the sheriff, snowslided by cheap silver, or subdued by the fear of man. It works for the trail
blazeras well as the bav-windowed and champagne-flavored capitalist. It aims to be on the right Bide of everything and believes that hell
should be administered'to the wicked in large doses. It has stood the test of time, and an ever-mcreaslng paystreak is proof that It is
better to tell the truth, even if the heavens do occasionally hit our smokestack. A chute of job work is worked occasionally for tho benefit
of humanity and the financier. Come in and see us. but do not pat the bull dog on the cranium, or cliaso tho black cow from our water
barrel- one is savage and the other a victim of thirst. One of the noblest works of creation is the man who always pays the printer; he is
sure of a bunk in paradise, with thornless roses for a pillow by night, and nothing but gold to look at by day.
R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.
The Ledge.
A pencil cross in this square
Indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor
wishes once again to look at
your collateral.
THURSDAY,  MAY 15,  1902.
It must be a wise hen which
knows her own eggs.
A liberal close of printer's ink
will often cure commercial constipation.	
Beware of law. It is slow and
often hard to umderstand in British
there will soon be millions of Yankees in the Dominion. This is a
sign of the times that intelligent
people can-read without spectacles.
The average weight of a Scotchman's brain is GO ounces* while an
Englishman's is 49. This would
seem to prove that oats are better
than beef for producing gray matter
in the upper stope.
New Denver is the most central
point in the new Slocan riding for
a county court.
"Bobs" does not seem to cut so
much newspaper ice as he did a
year or two ago.
If the press would speak out it
would not be long before Canada
would have a mint.
discovered some life has left it by
the Bnowslide route.
Flour advanced 20 cents a barrel
in Canada last week. The advance
is caused by a lack of mills to supply the market.
Seems like as if the earth was
moving. The Methodists are talking of lifting the boycott against
cards, dances and theatres.
The Nelson court house has been
condemned. Better tie it to the
bridge at New Denver and let them
float together into oblivion.
Vancouver has a heap of trouble.
The firemen are objecting to a Chinese scale of wages, while the taxpayers grumble because $150,000
was not put in the sewer.
It is now proposed to change the
telephone call of "hello!" to something else. By jotting the "o" to-
fore the "h" the impressiveness of
the call woul lie greatly intensified.
A lady in New York state recently gave birth to five children,
all girls.t She made less fuss than
pome women do over one edition to
thc human race.
In July, 4,000 tons of flour will
be shipped from Vancouver to Australia and New Zealand where the
drought has killed the crops aud
ruined many farmers. Canada is
getting to be a great country, and
in time will be greater than England. 	
The production of milk in the
United States averages 424 gallons
to the cow. Last year 518,000,000
pounds of butter were sold in that
country at an average price of 17
cents. The cow does not stand all
the time in the shade according to
this record.   	
A letter of praise to a mother
Silver seems inclined to go down
in the cellar and sit down, but time
will force it into the top story
where it can look out of the windows and smile at the prosperity of
the Slocan.
The rapid settlement of the Canadian Northwest Ih attracting much
attention in the United Stated, and
already Mveral paper* are advocating better trade relations with
tbe Dominion.
Amoy, in China, it the filthieat
„N... ». *i, *, .,.r»i,i      r« v, i   tl
**..)   •».   *****   i'.U»4<w>. .4..IWUUHUU1I
*Ui*4 iliti Jw**-] Aiil    Uullod AiAUil'uig. '
If the people were not no wedded
to old customs they might kill the
odors hy using cremation.
The largest gun in the world is
being put up in Xew York harbor.
It will throw a 3.000 pound shot
21 miles, and uses 1,000 pounds of
powder to a load. It bent* a!I how
civilisation keeps advancing.
If thr* immigration from the
Unltwl Ktat*** to Canada Veep* up
A judge should bo impervious to
material influence. If he is otherwise justice will often be dipped in
the mud and the devils in hell
given a chance to guffaw.
Morgan is said to be a socialist
at heart, and intends after he has
secured all the business concerns
on earth to turn them over to the
state, and make a reality spring
from the dream of government
ownership. Morgan's grasping
propensities may, after all, be goodness veiled for our future happiness.
The British Columbia government has always treated New Denver as if it were a dirty deuce in a
new deck. Public works that are
absolutely necessary have to i be
made by private funds, or else they
will not be made at all. More
business and less personal abu^e is
sadly needed in the legislative factory at Victona. •
A Catholic priest has written a
play in which a pope figures as pne
of the characters.     The dramk is
We hear a great deal these days
about the manufacturing of lead in
Canada, but nothing about making
silver products. Silver is cheap
and America prosperous. Thousands of people can afford to buy
silver cups, saucers and other articles. Let us start a factory in
the Slocan and boom silver in this
way. Our sale of silver souvenirs
made while they wait for tourists
should of itself be a great thing.
Push this along ye shouters of prosperity.
The professions are beginning to
look upon edvertising in a. different
light, {Ind many of them have
ceased to think it infra dig to advertise. Successful paivons and
doctors in many places are advertising, and the lawyers are also
falling in line. In a few-years the
parson, doctor or lawyer who does
not carry an ..ad in one or more papers will be looked upon as a fossil
unfit for the advanced condition of
civilization to which he clings by a
thread from ancient codes, like a
skipper to a piece of musty cheese.
historical and deals in matters that
flowered in 1803 when Napollon
was the main guy in Europe's jol-
itical circus. It is the first tine
that a pope has been introduced m
the English drama and no doubt
many devout Catholics will be
shocked at the spectacle of a mimic
pope in paint and tinsel.
It has been suggested that one of
King Ed's sons be called the Prince
of Canada. Canadians would certainly appreciate such a great
honor. It would help to advertise
their country amid the inner circles
of European society. We have no
objection to one of the King's other
boys being called the Prince of
Slocan or New Denver. It might
help ub in these days of despondent
Carnegie has serious intentions
of buying several newspapers in
America. Andy should do well in
British Columbia at this business.
There are quite a number of journals in this Province that he could
secure at a small cost, and at the
same time prevent several cases of
slow  starvation  from overtaking
grand thing, but it cannot restore
the touch of a vanished hand, nor
bring to a woman's heart the supreme joy of grasping a big son in
her arms and smothering him in
the purest of all kisses.
The passing of Bret Harte removes a genius whose pen did more
for California than that of any
other man. His poemB and stories
of western life are lunches for the
soul, especially to those who have
mingled in the life so ably depicted
by this picturesque writer.
In Kentucky a deaf mute stole a
bible and got a year in jail. The
court presented hira with a bible
in order that he might reform while
behind the bare. The dummy will
probably trade it off for whiskey
with a view to getting inspiration
from a spirit he understands.
The destruction of St. Pierre by
the eruption of a volcano is the
greatest calamity that has hit any
town on this earth since Pompeii
went up the lava flume. It is a
hot, forcible and impressive warning to keep away from mountains
that are warm under the peak.
Canada and the United States
are the only civilized countries in
the world in which the telegraph Is
not controlled by the state. As a
consequence rates are double In
these two countries as compared
with the sections of the world where
the government* mn the tickeix.
In Chicago there is a startling
increase In heart dlseaae among
students In high schools. Caused
by smoking cigareta. To those on
the outside of this vice smoking
cigareta seems about the moat
louiiNb way ot aiowiy committing
suicide that the human race could
be guilty of.
The judge  Is  not always the
vittwitii iuaii in fAmft.      iiv, in mmi-tt-
times a common ping of a lawyer,
boosted into his |K^ition through
the influence of sharper lawyer*
who expect to work him to their
own iutvantage.   Such judge* Ate
liable  to   prostitute   their  ofRre!
through h lark ti mental accumen, j ^Mm^iH^ZilT^mk^
or the jxwer to lw* always Imnwt. j
Will buy six back numbers,
each one different, of	
Sent to any address in the
world, postage free. Send
all letters to	
H* 1. L-owery
Naw Denver, B. C.
In a recent speech in London the
Duke'of York feaid that if he had
pleased the people of Canada and
the King he did not regret the
trials and tribulations of his recent
trip through the Dominion. This
sounds a little harsh, but the Duke
has not forgotten the long speeches
of words dinned into his oars by
If your gardens are. all planted it
is time to get your
In shape.     AH thc latest things in
the Tackle line at
NelSOn'S Drug & Book Store
Nbw Denver. It. C.
!\ 0. uox 76,
We want at one? tirunworthy men and women
In cvi'ry locality, lonnl nt tro.y.'llnp', tolntr-Mluci-
*.nc!!;id1,K'OV0r<.inid.ke.(!*1J,JUr »ho» «'»"'» and
nilvertMiiff matin* tacked up In complcuoui
place* tlirouKout the town ami country, Rtaailt
employment year round-, eommlulun or salary.
•■*"} J".r ,no?th <&!_, "PiMHi not toei.
CWN| V;&l?,!-.d.VA.J&.r,,? '«r iwrt cular*.
Pantoffit* Boi MT, London, Oni
SVSfA $S$ T'otfortM ~afartiMi Vri&KV ItN
FARMERS who -hav* Ian Mo clear or who have
in.* for a STUMP I'ULLER.and we will 11 all
K«KK to your a<l*ilro»* a copy nl our RtorlM 0/ tha
Great Northwem, now grinir to prcM.   Wrlia
cheap orators, nor the immense
crowds of Canucks who strained
their necks on every possible occasion to see what they thought was
a great man.
John Houston is not dead. He
stood off the House in Victoria last
week for half an hour and made a
record. The government, meekly
seeking his vote, did not have the
sand to call him down. John flung
some truth at. British Columbia's
aggregation of freak legislators
even if he was slightly rude and
out of conventional order. If some
body would write a farce upon the
doings of our mouthy, pugilistic,
flesh-pot seeking legislators, with
the original characters in the cast,
what a world of merriment would
Hood the land.
Even in the Silvery West people are not
averse to hunting for bargains, so here
is one that should  appeal to the masses:
For One Dollar
The Montreal Family
Herald & Weekly Star
AND THK New Denver Ledge
Will be sent to any address in Canada
or-the United States until January 1,
1903. To make the offer still stronger I
will include tlie Coronation pictures of
King Edward aud Queen Alexandra.
Address all letters.to.
R. f. LOWERY, New Denver
And thc traveling public generally
will find everything for the inner man
that will put a shine of health and
gladness on the outer man at the
St. James Hotel
TravWIcru,Mlnhiff Men ami oOmn in 11 have
llwlr work <lon« ACCUKATKI.V al tht—
Baank of Montreal
KaUtlU'hftA IMt-T.
Capital (all paid ap) $*2,Q0Q000.00
Renerved land : 1 7.00aO0a<X)
Undivided proflta  :   t   51Q084.O4
nr. Hot*. UM> bTHATHdwvA nod Mount Kofaj* U.UAi.ti. Prealdent.
Hon. O. A. Drcmiiond, Vice President,
R 8. Clooston, General Manager,
Branches tn all parts ot Canada, Newfoundland, Great Drltaln, and
the United State*.
New Denver branch
LB B. DB VBBBk, Manager Ninth Year.
CIk Cow Skull Gulch Ball
, A wild cry arose from the clump
/ of stunted willows that encircled
Cow Skull Spring. It reached the
ears of several miners who were
loitering about Latting's "joint,"
and their attention became riveted
upon the yellow masses of willows
in the near-by gully. In the space
of a moment. Rose Rattigan pushed
her way through the shrubs; she
waved her arms excitedly, aud
phouted in a lusty voice: "The
ould spring's dry! Divil a dhrop
uv water in sight) but dirty mud!"
This announcement caused a
flurry among the men; to have
been told the rich Cow Skull mines
had suddeuly pinched out would
scarce have been a more demoralizing bit of news. One incredulous
fellow called back: "You're giving
us a josh, Rosy, ain't you  now?"
"Come down wid your pwn eyes,
Bill Clarke, and you'll be. afther
wan tin' water now, when there's
narry a dhrop in camp! '
Clarke aud his companions filed
down the trail to Cow Skull Spring
and saw for themselves that the
contents thereof was naught but
^ thick, black mud. No one seemed
to appreciate this deplorable fact
save Latting, who immediately
foresaw an increased run of trade
on hi-3 "joint," where liquid refreshments were not dependent upon a refractory natural spring.
"Not enough water here for a
jack-rabbit," quoth Bill Clarke;
"it's bad, mighty bad, for Cow
Skull Camp."    -
"Bad? Sure, an' yez spake wid
wisdom, Bill. Here's the dirty
shirts of ye gallants"—Rose indicated with the tip of her shoe a big
basketful|of soiled garments sitti ng
by the spring—"here' the empty
spring, and there's the grand ball
to-night, an' me afther promisin'
clane shirts fer thot same ball.
Wisha, it do be bad!"
 UfA 5.L...I 1.-I—.^S--T>Art-^ Q-.*.l-.~.
went dry same time last year, but
water showed up again in ten days.
Guess we can stick it out for that
stretch of time, hey?" So spoke
Phi Lattin, sole proprietor of the
"joint," who really failed to see
the disadvantage waterless Cow
Skull would suffer, since his bar
had just received a fresh stock of
"Makes a fellow dry to look at
that thar mud hole," sighed big,
lank Peter prospector. At which
remark Bill Clark proclaimed that
the treat was on Peter, and the
men, nothing loath-—not even
Peter—tramped back to Phi's.
Rose, left alone, Bank upon the
full clothes-basket, and strove to
solve the dilemma of doing a big
wash with not a pint of water.
The rattle of wheels and a noisy
salutation of "Hi, Madame Rattigan, time to tune up your piano!"
aroused the washerwoman of Cow
Skull. She looked up the trail and
saw Ray Atlas, the water "boy,"
whose bulky white horse jogged
serenely over the rough ground,
pulling a heavy two-weeeled cart
upon which reposed a hotfshead-
the peregrinating reservoir that
supplied the cabins of th© camp
with water.
Rose smiled. Here was coin,
puny for her misory. "Faith, Ray,
an' it's a big jugful uv watheryo'll
not scoop out uv C6w 8kull Spring
this foine mornfn't"
Not so much sarcasm tinged
theee words an a tone of commiseration.
Atlas hailed his white equine,
and joined Mrs. Rattigan at tho
edge of the defunct spring. A
glimmer of Intelligence Ut up his
face.   He recalled tlie cessation of
♦Hr» w-irlnjs  w.  yemr own    »t  whM»
Cow Skull, and this learned man
had classified the spring aa intermittent.   So borrowing this piece
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*'You know this is an intermittent
"pring, Rosy, and it cute up like
this once per year; takes a breathing spell, you know."
•'inter-r-mff!*fnf,"> Aii* fer how
long will it he afther InteMMitittin',
Hay Atlas? Will th' wine, ii.vddle
uv yer's ftgger that wit* Hakes,
an' whaf'H yer. ite doin"  wid   no
wather fer to peddle, an' me wid
no wather to wash the shirts of ye
gallivantin' beaus fer the ball this
"Rosy Rattigan, do you mean to
tell me you,-ain't got my Sunday
shirt washed for that ball?"
"It's that I do, Mister Atlas;
nor do they be wan clane shirt in
all Cow Skull Camp, Mister xltlas."
And Mrs. Rattigan jerked her head
in a series of nods.
"Why, I'm on the receivin'
committee, Rosy, and I'll have to
tog up handsome-like, out of respect to the camp what's givin' this
grand ball."
"Tut, Ray, lad, out uvrespictto
Pink Dewit, you're meanin' to say, |
now.    But see, thin—what's this?"
i ..
Rose fished out a soiled, though
marvelously gay, garment from the
conglomerate mass in her basket,
and flashed it before Ray's eyes.
, His Sunday shirt! Ray looked
dejected. This was a sorry predicament. Could he muster up
courage in such a grimy garment
to escort the lovely Pink Dewitt to
the first "grand ball" given by the
Miners' Union at Cow Skull diggings? Never! For, at this lowest
ebb of his hopes, an inspiration
suddenly dispelled his gloom, and
he divulged the scheme to Mrs.
"Rosy, there's Galena Creek
running slathers of water, and just
live miles up the canyon. I've got
to make that trip, or Cow Skull's
name is gone to the dogs.''
"Faith, Mister Ray Atlas, an'
it'll be sorra the in in nit I'd have
fer to do the washin' wid you gone
all day to fetch the wather."
"But Rosy, girl, don't you see—
we'll h'ist you and your basket on
the cart, and you can scrub at the
creek, and have the clothes dryin'
all the way back."
Atlas grinned ecstatically at this
Rose eyed him with approyal.
"It's consaited Oi be fer the
loikes uv that wise noodle o' you,
Ray Atlas. Sure, an' it's off we'll
be sky tin' in wan second o' tim'e."
A few minutes later, "Roop" the
white horse, jogged industriously
up the road that divided Cow Skull
Camp into two irregular rows of
rough cabins and dingy tents. Ray
Atlas, comfortably braced against
the big water-barrel, handled the
ribbons; and Rose Rattigan, washerwoman, sat in state upon the
crushed and dirty contents of the
capacious clothes-basket.
Ray and Rose, and possibly
Roop, were the only characters in
all Cow Skull Camp that knew of
this urgent expedition to Galena
Creek. But Pink Dewit, premiere
waitress at Wishbone's Hotel, was
smitten with acute jealousy upon
beholding, from her vantage point
at the kitchen window of the tiny
hotel. Ray and Rose riding so
merrily up the canyon.
Pink (-snapped her small teeth
viciously, and thought mauy hateful things about Mrs. Rattigan, the
jolly, buxom widow, for whom
every man in Cow Skull had a
cheerful word. "The old piece of
Irish blarney 1" chattered Pink to
herself; and, then, with a toss of
her bead, she adopted a don't-care
manner, and tripped in to serve
breakfast to th© superintendent of
the Go Down mine.
An unusual stir permeated the
atmosphere at Cow Skull digging*
that day. The night-shift men
arofte after a ten-wink steep, and
rushed about in apparent oonfunion.
There waa to be a twenty-four hour
lay-off to celebrate the forming of
a branch Miner's Union at that
flush oaino.
A delefatlon of men wnA -urowew'
were coming over from Wadsville!
in the evetjing to lend a hand in
the celebration, and the Cow Skull i
w it        **   ' *>  '     '       * i"M,t"'"1
Naturally, a "grand IroH"  wa*
to figure us the leading item on the,
program,   The whole proceeding*,
were of recent birth, and fhe nd.Ii.
hurry, and excitement existing in
CttUlp Iuul gottvil   iulo   iIh> Itohi-Kitf
every man thetf.
Wi«hl*me'*    diiitii(;>riM*>iii     lnui
been loaned for a temporary dance-
hall, and Peter Prospector, Bill
Clarke, and half a dozen other
miners were eagerly assisting the
superintendent's wife and waitresses to decorate the barren room.
The forenoon went spinning merrily by; at noon, the miners of the
day shift were knocked off duty,
and bevies of brawny men hummed
noisily betwixt Latting's "joint"
and Wish bone's Hotel. Gradually
the news of the drying up of Cow
Skull Spring circulated among the
miners, and a few sagacious individuals surreptitiously collected
every drop of water they could discover—not overlooking the sack-
wrapped demijohns of both shifts,
nor even their neighbors' water-
pails. But, with all their diligence
scarce a gallon of the precious fluid
could be cornered, and soon an
undercurrent of alarm dampened
(metaphorically) the gala spirits of
Cow Skull's populace.
When the three men, who had
provided themselves—more liberally than circumstances warranted
—with water, appeared at the hotel, freshly shaven, with clean
faces and plastered hair, the other
miners became imbued with a hankering to "spruce up," and began
to steal away toward their respective abodes.
Soon a; mighty shout thundered
down from a cabin perched on a
sage-brush knoll. "What scurvy
wood-rat swiped my pail of water?"
It was Peter Prospector, who accosted the camp at large, and he
looked decidedly ugly, and dry, too.
In answer to this query came a
deep chorus of awful threats,
countercharges and ^ewailings.
To add to the general discomfiture, one of the cleanly persons,
after banging and kicking upon
Rose Rattigan's door, dramatically
chanted forth the fact that Rose
had fled, and left him with never a
decent shirt to his name.
Peter Prospector was the proud
possessor of aa extra shirt,  and he
change for a pint of water; and to
emphasize his earnestness, he flatly
refused a quart bottle of whiskey,
three flasks of brandy, and two
ounces of gold dust for this rare
article of apparel. No pint of
water was forthcoming—yet never
was a shirt so coveted as this one
of Peter.
"Where's that hulk of a Atlas?
Why ain't he here, with his water-
cart?" demanded Jerry Smith.
"Ho, Iio, I say! Where IS that
blamed cuss? Ain't any one seen
Ro<y Rattigan, nor Ray Atlas?
Where's Pink Dewitt, she ougliter
Pink, for obvious reasons, declared she didn't keep tug of Hay
Atlas, nor of any washerwoman
that over washed, and, as she was
the only one in all Cow Skull who
had witnessed the departure of
Ray with hte wnlen-art, and Hose,
with her I'lothes-hnsk-H. the mystery took on new proportions, ami
a panic scumcd inevitable,  while
the hour for the arrival of guests
and the beginning of festivities
swung on at an alarming pace.
Since Atlas had delivered no
water at Wishbone's Hotel that
morning, the cooks struck, for the
simple reason that no one could
expect supper to be prepared without a spoonful of water on the
premises. Even Phi Latting grew!
despondent. Having anticipated a j
run on his choice liquors, he accordingly got ready to meet it; but
now every miner in the camp experienced the pangs of thirst that
could be quenched by nothing but
water, and shunned the "joint" as
if fresh from the Keeley Cure Institute. Then the woeful drought
falling upon him at this untimely]
hour, drove the community frantic;
men who had been known to be
calm and collected at the bottom of
a shaft, with fuses spluttering a
half inch from giant-powder blasts,
and every avenue of escape shut off,
now went charging about like locoed broncos.
The omission of supper, that
would have given birth to a perfect
Hot on any other day, was a mere
bagatelle to the shirtless, waterless
Co,\v Skullites.
At a late moment, just as the
sun smiled a lurid farewell from
the crest of 'a purpling range of
hills, some one discovered that
whiskey straight could be utilized
as an ablutibnary liquid. Afterward, it was darkly hinted that
Latting himself originated this report. At any rate, the expected
run of custom at last came his way
and Latting forgot his prayer for a
shirt department and an arsenal
well, in handing over wholesale
quantities of his stock in trade.
Whiskey flowed much more freely
that water for a time, but the results vere far from satisfactory.
Bill Clarke, goaded to ugliness by
whiskey-drenched eyes, deliberately appropriated Peter's extra shirt.
A rough-and-tumble ensued. The
miners circled about the combat-
There is no harm
In blowing your own horn so long as you have the right tune,
and vou bet your big Canadian dollar we have tbe right tune
Two hundred dollars worth of Hams anil
Bacon just received. These Hams cannot lie
beat in Prices or Quality.
Try oui- delicious Diamond (Cudaliy) paeknge
Bacon—i'dc lb,   Best in the worid.
Choice Clams, big cans, 15c
NINE cans Choice Cream, .-Jl
SIXTEEN" pounds Granulated Sugar $1
Hold your orders for soaps.    We are golnt; to
sell you Soapsat factory prices.
Blue point Oysters, big can, S5c
,, In len days from now we are going to receive
a big shipment of Strictly Fresh Eggs, and we
are going to give thein to you at 20c  a dozen.
Place your orders with us for Eggs and Butter.
Ben Davis Apples, i-i.ia box.   .
Groceries of all kinds at wholesale price-.. • We
ca:*net and will not lie undersold, We have tw»
thousand dollars worth "of Groceries to run off at
Eastern Prices.
Everything in stock fresh and good.
Buy your month's or two-month's supplies
and see what you save.
Slli Cream Sodas. *.'5c
1(0 tli sack Granulated Sugar v>AU
Buy your sugar now for the Summer or you
will pay $0.75 for KXi Itis before June.
Big Chicken Wheat Sale now going on.
Goods shipped all over the country.
Orders attended to at once.
Mothers, Fathers. Uncles, Aunts, Cousins,
Prospectors, Bachelors and Old Maids,don't forget the—
For cheap Groceries.   Write to us for prices, or call jiersonally.   You will save money by doing so.
anteTaod' no one observedTliFlrst
wagon load of the expected visitors
until Pink Dewit -shrilled out a
warning cry.
Thecrowd, that had been almost
precipitated into a free-for-all fight,
broke up like street gamins before
a police squad. The three individuals who were washed had no
shirts, and fled in dismay—Peter,
who owned the extra shirt, galloped
off to his cabin with the shredded
remains of that same garment; a
number of others, both grimy and
shirtless, disappeared like rats in a
woodpile. No amount of prodding
could induce the disreputable reception committee to perform its
rightful duties. There were ladies
in this advance equippage. and not
a mini in camp could muster up
courage, or dtopel his native bash-
fillness Mifliciently to put on a
brave front, and meet the Wudu-1
ville people. Soon a second wagon
toppi'd the brow of the hill—a
third, a fourth, and a lidli rapidly
followed.    All   WudHville. nppar-
Good health depends mostly upon
the food we cat.
l^'rt    r*r**+   #•   I** m    ** t*f* I *l»<«->   .9   «*•#»    •■- f» f.    «!«.««
it   *.     wm->«   t.    t~r*~    i.vmuuI     «4     #'♦ *W     tctttv    US-Uss*
or other poison daily in our food.
When outfitting for camp always take
cntly, came bowling into Cow Skull j
Camp. *
The straggling cabins wore a
cheerless and deserted air. Not a
mau nor a woman came forth to
welcome the guests. It, was as if
the ya\vning mines had swallowed
up the entire population of the
camp. The visitors lowered tlieir
voices, and broached various surmises of heart-rending catastrophes
they had read about. Perhaps a
Tonopah plague had devastated!
Cow Skull. A hundred different]
solutions to the mystery were
listened to, and the mystery only
deepened and darkened with the
falling shadows of night. In ap
compact group, the Wadsville people moved toward Wishbone's
Hotel—.still whispering, still surmising.
■ A hollow rumbling of wheels, a
brisk shout of ;'Git along, old
Roop!'' and a genuine Irish soprano voice singing:
"Oh, Paddy, dear, and did ye hear...
Tlio new* that's goin'round?"
brought the whole   company to   a
"What is it?" screamed a hysterical lady.
"Look! look!" hissed a tra-gie but
timid youth.
thing indistinctly seen through the
semi-darkness fluttered down the
gulch, in the opposite direction
from which the Wadsville party
came. Toward them it swung a
phantom white elephant; dragging
a billowy, tremulous shadow-
froin which emanated the sweet
and thrilling words of "The wearing of the green," sung in a mellow brogue.
Of a sudden, the monstrous elephant took on the size and shape
of a white horse; the billowy shadow, the outlines of a big two-
wheeled cart, on which were a
water barrel; a man, a woman,
and improvised lines crowded with
drying clothes, stretched from upright Htiek.s. It was Hoop and
Ray, and Hone, entering Cow Skull
in triumphant spirits.
"Bowl o* me body!   Behold the
foine people!   Ah, welcome it is to
Cow Skull, ladies and   gentlemen!
Kaith, now, an' where's the boys?"
Ilo*e Itattigan   beamed a  cordial
welcome to thu astonished  Wadsville citi/eiiH, and looked puzzled
' as she attempted to diacovcr a sight
ior sign of her own towiiHinen.
I    "Why, madam," said a voice in
thecrowd, "wt-  found a  deserted
camp.   Not a soul  eame out  to
meet uh wlmt doe* it mean?"
"A'H-a-h! nhrieked Mr*. Hatti-
gaii. '•The darlint iMiysl The
«waU> spalpeens! It's sorra a shirt
the wan of  thitn has,   ladles  ami
nh.l rr.OOHA Mint nl Claim*.
gintleman, to appear in respectable
company." Whereupon Rose began to laugh until the tears glistened upon her ruddy cheeks, and
her buxom bosom heaved with"
merriment. Then she shouted iu
carrying tones: Bill Clarke! Peter
Prospector! Sulphur Joe! Come out
all ye'distressed darlint", and git
the clane shirts; and a pan o'
Cow Skull Camp aw&ke as if
touched by a magic wand. Miners
streamed from every cabin, and iu
their rush to the water-cart, almost stampeded steady old Roop.
Rose and Ray plied a rival trade
for a spell; she dealing out the dry
shirts, he measuring out water to
the clamoring men. The whole
performance took on a wildly
picturesque, coloring. Since the
miners experienced a joyful relaxation at the happy turn affairs had
taken, good feeling and hospitality
ran at high-tide.
Pink Dewit forgave Ray Atlas
his neglect of her when matters,
were fully explained; but her nose-
was visibly put out of joint at the
gay and glorious dance in Whish-
bone's dining-room that eventful
night, because Rose Rattigan
reigned in undisputed sway as not
only the petted   heroine  of  Cow
Skull Camp, but the acknowledged
belle of the Miners' Union Ball. —■
John Harold Hamlin, San Francisco Argonaut.
To HARRY .\|   ADAMS or to wliuiiuoevvr he
may !inv<* troiisfniTMl   hit iiitrreiti in the
Luutflduy Waters nml Faraway nifiiemli-lfclat*
Hituiited in the .XMiuIkiiii Jmslii. adjoining the
Soho and HtdCrou claims, In the Slocan Mining Division of West Knotenay Dlmtrlct. B.O.
VOU an*lu-mliy notlflcd tlmt Ilnt-.-nexiieiide.-il
1    tottHi.W In labor hihI Improvements upon the
above mentioned mliiural olalim under the tiro-
visions uf the Mineral Ait, mid If within IMl ilayt'
from the date of this notice you fall or refine to
contribute   your   iiroitortimi   of   the  above-
mentioned sum, which Is  mm-  due,  together
with    all    .fosti    of   DiIvertUliiK.   your   In-
tertKis In   the   said  claims will   lecoine Uie
iiro|jerty of the uiidi*mlt,'iied under Section  i of
the "Mineral Act Amendment Ait IIMI."'
Dated nl Kaslo, II. 0., thl* S7th dsy of March,
wn. j. Aryan.
To U Kit IUI K C. WHARTON, or to whomsoever lie may Imve transferred his Interest Itf
tin* Ln«t Ili-Mr Mineral Claim, »ltu«ted raw'
Silverton. sdjolnhitr the Aliiha, in ihe sloctr.'
Mining DivUloti oi West Kooteiiiy DIMrlrt,
V'iU AHE I1KHKIIY NoTlKlKH tlmt I have
I I'xin mini tlii'ii In labor hiiiI liii)irovemenl«
U|xni tin- above mentioned mineral claim under
tli* provision* of tin- Mineral Act, and If within
ninety days from the date ol thl* notice you
fail or refuse to coulrlliuie your proportion of the
•hove mentioned sum, whleh is now due, to-
IKVther wild all ihmIi nt «i!vi*i-li«liig, yrur Interest
In the Mid claim will Iweoine the property of the
uiidcrsiiriifd, under Mectlm* I or tt Mineral
* Ail Auu/pilminl Att l;iii"
Dated at New Denver, ll <*., Mil. »7tli dav of
lUri-li. im H. CLEVER.
To Hi* legal personal rrprt*. nutlvcs of J. W.
LOWKH, d-H'easrt, and to II It) 11 MclUB,
or lo any |*r«iti or (witon* to whom they
may hav* transferred their Ihuresn In the
(•Hun-lie Mineral Claim, ultuatnl on Hi* north
Mete of Hume rrt»k. In «h>- "locaii Mlnlnr
DivUlon of Went Kootiimy District, Mrttlsw
Col-am lis
Oil, anil est h of.yoo, at* hereby notified thai
■*   *"" n In
iOtrntO mineral claim umhr tlie provision* of
-Mlui.il* in the rilocan Mlflliur IlvLI
tut I.J.U.McUr-Stfor,*'.
M«ai»eiiM .rChsr]ftsK: Ho|a». Krea Miner's Or
Ko.ten-ay   district
U»leii» Kami Flat.
voy.     .-..-,-. 	
I    I have eipend«l two hundre-d dollar* In
labor and Improvement! upon the above Men-
tinned mineral claim urnhr tlie pMvlsloti* of
• th» Mineral Act, and If  within rlnetr d*y»
ifr.ni the ilslt of this uvliut, sou fail ui tttuwt Ut
contribute your portion of all »w»i • ij*ndltur»»,
iv-vethtr wltli alf coats <if art-.rrtl.iiif, your In-
tert»t in the nald claim will l«cnn.e the property
, nf 1he«ul*cril*-r utidei Section 4 uf an Act to
I'AKH NOTICtvtiwt |,J. U. McOr-siror.a/jUi.n j Utter-An^ Act tVra'menil^'MlMnf A^Ywo"
UaieiUL N«w Denver   ti   <*'    thl« »lth iky ■.!
T»    •     V.IUIVPI t
tiricst* Ko. « niH. Intend. **litv day* from tlw
•late hereof, to *W<v to  th* Mlnlnr KeenHer
Feliewsry, Ii*t.
.vt   v* i'HK ***** t"   .*.tylt.*ti..**,l..  lift   Uft  it*'* j
I*** 0| o»,mlnliitr fYowti Of*nts of tlw slftwel
cuunj. l
And tiu-Ui*r tsKc notice that nctloii. uml.r «w-1
; «i»n rt. must be commenced before th* Issuance
nt, ftftrft. I '»»«»#» I'M ** t»J*S*»*M *.». ''
lksie.1 iM« mh day <«f A|*il A.!». »t
Vi   '       *       f> ,      T*    t  ' r» 1 r
tnecs   v^t.ini    uaKHig    i uwuci    H>J
good health and good food.    It makes
thc finest tfapjacks, biscuits and bread.
Ut*il:    w«-»r*T1«»«t    Ui....»   it
riltti«t* in fix  Ativan Ml«i.>- IKslanm ni Wr«
Kon*V|.i»y    Ill'IMM      IVIn-h-  ,t0-*u4:     UH
tn the Matter of an   ipullt-ai'in  l-« * .lupKette*
nl iV*nlti<.i*.J. nils i • s.M»i- Hi*Ht«|M*/-if-
u.    ,. ..I-,.. J,«l» , »     I,*...    ,.. .„»,»,-    ,.,'t. 1K0S   IP 1.11
l****-.*9W* coaI ami [»tr..leum   u <kr 1/1 l'»l-i.
<*n*l> I, hoot.i.*>  Hiorti-t.    \!>...Sior" mil-
- 'cLim
real el
rmct bakino *^ow»mOQiM
' tievtt pt into (h« wtxxh away from ft
ductur mtlt a i heap alum baking (Kiwikr
la Ibe ouifii. You want the best biking
pciuikr in the workj—*nd it is mutt
economial io the ead.
lor * C*mi»" *'*    (  lii'l'f veiwiil*.  i'<f the |*r 1 mineral rlsiin, 0, llw* ns«r»
,,..,*.■ a| ot.to li.ii t- i* i'r, 9» «lr*t of iW»I-pW|iIiI and Alto-Ml Fii..-i-.i,.t
' |. i^i. '. *Uit*-ii liw .>*!» *t»* *.'   I.-.--H-.
ind i'i'i-ii.. i .-ii.i ii..". ih..i ,.i ((..ii ii...ti r ".-I y*ii'ii f'tith.
it r  -rt».i.i.i»i'
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.; t     tl     iVUKI.'s.pV fi
nii«|i-rii"i .-im   ii'.ii.  ii>..1   .,1 nun ii.i.it p «i-(   ■
!|..u tT. ain'l If '    Ihpii. .it r»| ltft,,tf Ihr l*Mlln.« |
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'f I   l   fU THE LEDGE, NEW DES VEH, B. (J., MAY 15, 1902.
Ninth Year
Spring and
I have just received a very
well-selected stock of new
goods. Get in your order tor
a nobby Suit early.
F. F. LIEBSCHER, §%?&&
•/SkOKGK I,. PEDLAR, Opt. D. Honor
\JS Graduate* of Philadelphia Optical College;
Graduate ot the Canadian College of Optics and
Detroit Optical College. Outfit for the diagnosis
and correction of Optical Defects unsurpassed in
the Dominion. Consultation free. At Nelson's
Drug Store after May 23.
S. RASHDAU, NewDenver, B.C.,
Real Estate and Mineral Claims for Sale. Claims
represented and Crown Granted.
Lumber, Doors, Windows. Store Fronts, Show
Cases, Store and Bar Fixtures, Counters, lancy
Glass. H. HOUSTON, Manager.
Nelson, B.C.
Employment Agenoy.
Help of Ail Kinds Furnished.
Postofflec Box 405, Nelson. J. H. LOVE.
center creek-ALPS, ALPS FRACTION
and ALTURUS—Crown Grants obtained. An
ply, W. J. MCMILLAN & CO., Vancouver, B.C
JfELSON, B. C.      Cor. WARD & BAKER Sts.
Has had 15 years experience in dental work, and
'   makes a specialty of Gold Bridge Work.   Most
complete dental office In B. C.
sident Physician
TT   ITJM.   The most complete ll r k I TU
on the Continent of North Ameri- fl LH L I [I
ca.   Situated midjBt scenery un
rivalled for Grandeur.   Boating
Fishing and Excursions.    Resl*_
and Nurse.  Telegraphic communication with all
Darts of tbe world; two mails arrive and depart
every day.    Its bathes cure all .nervous and
muscular diseases; its waters heal all Kidney.
Liver and Stomach Ailments,       SPECIAL
WIKTEK, TERMS:   313   to   415  per week,
The   price of  a   round-trip ticket between
New Denver and Halcyon, obtainable all the
year round and good for W) days, Is $3.85.    Halcyon Springs, Arrow Lake. B. 0.      	
A     B. HEYLAND, Engmeor and Provbiclal
.ftoif the bwi>s Kenn*i|
"What'a coarse lot of grafters the
the legislators of B. C. ave.
And what a succulent lot of fish
the voters of B. C. are.
At election time the smiling candidates come around and with the
glad hand and promisory verbal
Plaster up the back all past diff-
ences with party weaklings.
Promises come easy;
So do cigars and booze;
Aud votes.
Laboring men are led to believe
there are too many professional
men in parliament, and that they
should elect a laboring man to look
after their interests.
They plunk thair votes to the
man who spouts the loudest about
the "oppressed masses," and can
articulate "damn-it" with the ease
of a street gamin.
The business men and mining
men are given another steer.
It is a matter of dollars and cents
with them.
They have to be handled differently, but are worked quite as
The successful candidate gets in.
His friends crowd about like
coyotes around a carcase in the
They are chokeful of congratulatory expressions.
Incidentally they remind him of
the promises he has made.
He is most happy to be reminded.
Yes, it will be attended to at
The legislature meets.
His friends go home and wait.
They believe they have acted
honorably by. him and expect him
to be honorable with them.
In reality they sold their vote to
They have been grafters.
In the legislature he sells his
vote to the bosses.
It is barter from start to finish.
He thinks he is honorable;
the smouldering* mass  has a genuine
Emperor William is showing- extraordinary interest in motors in which
potato alcohol is used as fuel. He has
secured pledges from the North German Lloyd and the Hamburg-American
companies that they will equip their
harbor boats with alcohol motors, aud
Krupp has promised to use "them for
some of his machinery Orders have
already been given for experimental
tests in the navy, and the war department is advertising for automobiles
using alcohol fuel.
When you want anylhlm
in the line of Jewelry, or
have anything in this line
,     ,,      .   — that is in need of repair,
11   send direct to the old-established how of JaOOS DOVER.        Ia d nag so you will b_ sure of getting
jQj[ the best~and !t never Pays t0 ?et anything else.        No shortage in stock; no waiting for goods.
The Free Press, Winnipeg, has distributed over 9.400 thermometers and
barometers as premiums to their
weekly subscribers throughout Manitoba and the territories since last fall
So great has been the demand for
this attractive premium that the Free
press has been obliged to extend the
offer from time to time, and order additional supplies. Of the last shipment
of one thousand, over four hundred are
already "spoken for." The Free Press
announce that to the lirst six hundred
sanding fl.00 for the Weekly Free
Press they will send the premium, after
which the offer will be withdrawn. A
reliable thermometer and barometer is
an instrument that ought to bo found
in every house in the Northwest, and
as the Free Press instrument was
manufactured expressedly to meet
climatic conditions in  this country, we
DIAMONDS-Loose and Mounted
WATCHES-Filled aud Gold
GOLD BROOCHES, laiest designs
Nobby Patterns ,
Ladies' und Gents'
with and without stones
[; GOLD CHAINS-ail weights
with and without stones
GOLD GUARDS—io and 14 karat
Standard Grades of Filled Chains
and Guards in all styles
This is our
Daily Motto
And you will be impressed with the
meaning of it to yourself if
'buyyour goods
Jacob Dover's
The Jeweler.
Our personal guarantee goes with evtry article, and should
any article bought of us not prove satisfactory, we arc nt all
times glad lo exchange same to the entire satisfaction of customer. JACOB DOVER,C. 1\ R. Time Inspector
Latest Fads in
of all kinds
And all the Latest. Creations ;i»
Goods of All Kinds
F. TEKTZE-L ft CO., Nelson,  B.C.,
Dealers in all Drugs and Assayers' Sup-
JB,   OAHERON, Sandon, Manufactures
.   Clothing to order; and solicits patronage
rom all classes.
-Wholesale   Merotxants.
• OHK   CHOT.THTCH   &   CO.,    Nelson.
»l   Importers, Wholesale Grocers and Provision
i.1     u,    *JK..t..n 4. ..:, .*, mi  Pi»t.   "-in la.ci ,   tntr
r,   licitor, Notary Public.    Sandon, B. C,
Every Friday at Sil verto.i.
I,. «.. Barrister, So-
-   C
ML. GRIMMKTT, L. Th. B., Barrister,
, Solicitor, Notary Public. Sandon, B.C.
rich Office at New Denver every Saturday
Cigar Oo.
VV , .1. *Mi.-*.HI.i.,A.\ fcUi.
Hied.*,.ft A*. i.n|.irl),(;,
V-IIK'Nlt-**'.   II   I'
Our Special
El Condor
would reconiiM-turi uur loaders to avail
themselves of this opportunity.
Tlie purchase of §4,900,000 worth of
pig-Iron in one transaction is believed
to he the largest contract for iron made
in the history of the industrial world
It was made between the United States
Steel Trust and the Bessemer Furnace
Association aud coveas three hundred
thousand tons of tog of which the deliveries are to begin in October and extend unto March of next vear.
W.  GRIMMETT, Graduate Optician
and Jeweler.
Aerent for Canadian Kodak Co.
i   if   r*i   t\ 01/
S^porta, Kxumtnutloite and Manage-
But he's a grafter.
If the government is weak he
flirts with the opposition.
If it is strong he hangs in with
the lobby.
His mit is big.
His friends glory in his graft.
But finally there comes a time
when business must be done.
The bosses begin to whip into
In the line-up he finds himself
powerless to accomplish auything.
He has been a grafter, but he
finds that others have been grafters,
And that before he can work his
grafts he rauft help the big fish
work their's.
When the big fish have done
with him the time limit has about
expired and the legislature is about
to adjourn;
Or the government has been defeated, and dissolution ensues.
Then a roar goes up from his
He comes back and tells them
how the opposition blocked business—
If he was on the government
And if he stood in with the opposition, how the government refused to pass any legislation proposed by thc opposition.
And the little fish take the bait.
Tho trouble is that all people are
Tho legislature* is only the medium through  which  they work—
Or try to work—
Ivwh othi'i'.'
•*rii*:jM'K \\o mimvij,
The inkn of iitii'ic-iit day* wore much
like Mack paint, nnd, on Account of the
lar^u ((iiHiitity o( ((tun lined   in their
iii't n-i-it'ioHi-ro   'thi*    lull,,*.,'    *-t. r,,i    ,.,     I.
vHiof on 1ho -pnrt'tt-mont  n*. Minu*rh rm
A man made volcano cxhti In Belgium" wliluli Iihh boon burning cmitiuu-
nuuly tor nearly 100 vear* tnd emit*
ifl*t column* of black nmoko, rendering
«!>« neighboring country barren, baked
and utterly unprofitable.
At Brule, France, la even the moat
remarkable volcano made by man
Orlflfnallj*' ft wan at maun ot coal, million* of tona One day about a century
A-gu the coal caught flu*., mul U 1mm
never c«a*ad burning.    Tha aiimmlt of
Application for Water R
NOTICE is hereby given that the unde
will at the expiration of four weety from
the first publication hereof apply to the Gold
Commissioner for a racord of water as pereiu-
after set out. ,-,
(a) The name of the applicant is Byron N
(b) The name of the creek Is "Carp-mter"
(c) The point of diversion or intended ditch
held Is at the Gorge below Alamo, and will be
returned about one thousand feet helow|that
point, with a dlfferenca In altitude between the
point of diversion and return of about two lum
dred feet
(d) It Is intended to divert or store ih: su'-hc by
flume or Iron pine,
(e) The number of inches applied forjiis itwo
fDOOO) thousand.
(f) The purposo for which tt Ib acquired is for
fienoratlng electricity for supplying llffht and
power to mines, cities or munlclnalltias, and for
KCiieratliiB: heat, light and electricity
(g) The land upon which the water is to be
used is the Apex mineral claim.
(h) This notice is posted on the Stli day of
April A. D im.
I'er Oscar V, White, Agciit.
Warm weather
Is nt hand,   A eool, refreshing
Is a. luxury that costs only itfc
At Ed's Tonsorial Parlor
Brick Block    New Denver
Oold I ,M)I Gold nnd Silver..» ,U
Lead 601 Oold.sllv'r.copii'r 1.50
Samples hy mall receive prompt attention,
Gold and Silver Refined and Bought
Mill) tfltli Ht.,   Uenv.T, Colo.
# pNdTOORAPHERS       *5,
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SViiinipi*^ "       Viini'uiiVMt
( Toronto i Vicl'iriH
KAST jlllliiwu        W|-:>Tlst'iitiU.
( >JontrHiil ( I'milniid
Ninv Vink . KlTiiiivisro
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VAA-'X    l.v 1>ini<;iiirii-c(u-t., \\.\A\
l.v Kootenay Liljf Ttiwilny k Kr'iilny
St Paul, Toionto, Montreal, Hokioh
WKST-Lv R»«vel«toko, Dally
Vancouvtir, SeHttln, Coaat
Is new, but the proprietors are
' not, , They have been before
the public,'and behind the bar
in the old CENTRAL long
enough for the world to pass
judgment unon the quality of
their fluid bracers. No neeel to
tell old-timers where the liprht
now shines on Alf and Jack,
but pilgrims to Kaelo should
look them up when in search of
a uice room, or beer that is not
all foam Tell them where you
saw this and vou will be solid
Palmer  &  Allen
Nelson Brewing Co.
Brewers of Fine Lager Beer and Porter—the best in the land.   Correspondence solicited.   Address—
  R. REISTERER & CO., Nelson, B.C.
Kootenay Coffee
Company   '
Dealers in Teas and Coffee.
AU grade* and prices. A
trial order solicited	
Kootenay Coffee Company
P. O. Box 182. West Baker St.
■NELSON, B. 0.
All the
latest mixes
in Spring
at the Nelson
Hotel Bar
Roisterer & Vaughan
To mid from Kiiropoan |*nliit» vIh Oaitadloi
and American lluon.    Ajiply   for null Inn- ditto*
rot-M.HcUi-f* md full InlViriiiiillnii In miy I'.
KyaR.Mil-or— "XSSi. >.-/,"
,     O. H. OAKHKTT,' V
C. I', H. Agent,'New Denver. -
W y. V, Cumwlnm. Q. H, H, Aut., Wlnnlp»M
Au up-to-date line of
constantly on hand.
Head office: NELSON, B. C
Stoies at SANDON, KASLO, and NELSON.
Have shops in nearly all the camps and cities
- ■--   oLKootenay=and=Boiindai^,^^TAey-sell4he-— ■
Staple and Fancy
Agent for
Hauling and Packing to Mines,
and general local biulnoM.
Ni»w Donvor, ll. O,
General Dray ing: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.
Oar Baggage wagons meet all San-
day trains.
Saddle Horses and Pack Ui:n<iis,
Food Stables at New Denver,
Seeds, Trees,
Bulbs gaS,!""**
Catalogue Free.
Htm Wciimlnntor llond, Vancouver, It, 0.
oui: cftiiWKT pKPAinv
Mi-:nt is i'p-to.datk
in all stvlks anu
Fred. Irvine & Co.,
We have a beautiful range of
Ladies' Suitings
A   At       i^MI
T»..,.,,,i,.V   I
* i$   * ii\\* * , i». *    # «
I tf    111*  Opp|» «*»».*"
*#.WV \, fc*t
Tick«tn on h*1«, Weiiubonnd, March l*t
to April 80tfi
Through booking* tn Europe via all
Atlantic Line*.
Prepaid ticket* from all point* nt lowett
Vuv* Uv.wU, Un.t-ul.Ui. txU* fnA lull liilorin*
tloti, apply «o
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