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 Volume X. Number 44.
NEW DENVER, B C, JULY 30, 1908.
Price $2.00 yeat?, Anv'^rK
I   Gen^f NeWs Float
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New3 of Local Color for and of Mining Men and ^
the Busy World. 8?
A well attended meeting was held
in Bosnn hall Saturday night for
the purpose or organizing a Liberal
Association. (l
After tho opening preliminaries
a membership roll was drawn up
and signed, and the following officers were elected: President, Wm.
Thomlinson; secretary, C. F. Nelson; executive committee, Wm.
Thomlinson, C. F. Nelson, J. C.
Harris, D. McLachlan and Ed
Angrignon, Wm. Thomlinebn,
Amos Thompson and C. F. Nelson
were elected delegates to the Liberal convention held in New Denver on the 28th. C. A. Lett was
elected treasurer.
On Tuesday the Liberal convention met in the Liberal committee
rooms, delegates being present from
original owners came down to look
over tho claim and noticing a ledge
of not very promising quartz decided to knock off a piece of it for
luck. With his pick he cracked off
a piece of it weighing about thirty
pounds, but after it was cracked it
did not fall apart without some
force being applied. When he
lifted a portion he was more than
surprised to find that it was
stringers of gold which had held it
together. The gold is imbedded in
glittering white quartz and ns
coarse as stove-pipe wire in places,
with numerous nuggets like peas
scattered through it. The quartz
ledge from which the „ knob wa'
taken is six feet wide, although how
much is mineralized yet remains to
be seen.
the various Liberal associations in
the Riding^ Robt. A. Bradshaw
of Slocan was the unanimous choice
of the convention as a candidate to
contest the constituency in the interest of the party.
A motion was passed endorsing
the platform of the Provincial
Liberal party.
W. H. Smail is in Newark, N.J.
John Goettsche returned to Spokane this week.
It is not a popular fad to discount the stories of rich gold findp,
•Ither in the Poplar creek or elsewhere, but it is a wise policy. The
stories that are told through the
press are unquestionably greatly
exaggerated, and until something
more tangible is given than prospectors yarns, and tho inflated Ideas
of tenderfoot agents of capital who
perhaps never saw a piece of qnortz
before, it is better to hold to a sure
thing than risk a trip into the district where the rockB aro studded
with gold and tho earth is Bowed up
with yellow wire. Hero aro two
reports of recent finds. They are
given for what they ar© worth:
From tho Trout Lake Topic:
Messrs. O'Connor, Hamilton and
Morgan have made one of the biggest gold discoveries yet made in tlie
camp. They brought in with them
samples of the atriko and tae quartz
is literally 8tu<ldod with specks of
gold. The greatest excitement prevailed immediately news of the
strike had got afloat and numbers
of prospectors from here joined Uie
rush to the scene ot the latest
The scene of the discovery is on
Poplar crack about 800 feet up the
hill from the Ry. One can leave
the cushions of the passenger coach
on the A. k K. Ry. and After a
stroll of half a mile be upon the
ground claimed by the locators of
the latest gold find. Three claim**
Have been tt&ked, the Locky Jack.
Lucky Three nnd Utile Phil. The
lead, where the discovery was
made, Is ftboat two feet wide and
outerops for a distance of between
400 and 500 feet
From the Nelson News: The
steamer Kokanee yesterday morning utought tn a iiuutoer ol pro*-
pectors and other* from the P-opiar
ci**k country. All told the same
story ah to the immense richness of
the new flf-ltf*. and tmm wnmxAtw of
rock exhibited it would appear thst
they aro not drawing upon their
imaginations. Tlie latest strike
made of any great importance was
on Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock,
near the month of Poplar ereek.
llie story told of the find is Inter-
ecrMng Th* et%lm httA been stalrsd
by throe Trout Lake miner* early
in the season, and about two weeks
ago they gave an option, which
waa to expire Thnrsday night, on-
kwM they <-hfjae to extend it.   Oo|
A very enjoyable  social
was given Friday evening.
The political puzzle in the Slocan
is slowly reaching a solution.
Dainty dress silks, extra width,
just received at Mrs. Matheson'p.
Mr?. 0. W. Brown.of Spokane, is
visiting her mother, Mrs. J. C.
8ummer has reached t!ie middle
stage, and has given us no warm
weather yet.
Mrs. Jones and daughter Violet,
Miss Trlcnary and Master John
Greenwood, of Sandon, are visiting
the Union Bay camping party this
Services will bo held on Sunday
next in St. Stephen's church. Mn-
tinB and Holy Communion at 11 n.
in.; Evensong at 7.30. C. Arthur
Mount, Vicnr.
Bill and Mrs. Erie Anderson of
Grand Forks, who havo been
spending a fow weeks with Mr.
and Mm. Niven, Three Forks, returned to their home last week.
It is proposed by an English
company to establish a lead refinery
and corroding works at Vancouver
to handle tho lead product of B. C.
and market it in a finished state.
New Denver Liberals are much
alive Just now. They have opened
headquarters next door to this
office, and will keep the political
pot bubbling. Our devil will keep
a double lock on our coal bunker.
The annual meeting of the directors of the Bosun Mining Company
was held in London on the 22nd of
July. The reports showed the
property to be in firtt-cJass condition. No dividend was declared,
-Uie profits for tbe year being carried over.
The road to the Fisher Maiden,
connecting the property with the
Four Mile road, is to be built at
once, and tbt, working force at thej
mine largely tnereaacd. Development near the workings abandoned
under the old regime* baa uncovered another rich ore shoot.
has been in its adaption to spun
and drawn work, says the Zinc and
Lead News. As a substitute for
brass it meets many of the requirements to which only the alloy had
formerly been employed. For casting purposes perfect spelter is replacing the various soft metals or
alloys. It also possesses qualities
which lead alloys do not, being
quite stiff and capable of taking on
a high polish. Even this avenue of
consumption of spelter may be regarded as in its infancy, for there
are yet difficulties which have not
been overcome. However, some of
th-9 most expert workers in metals
are now engaged in the solution of
theso problems and the indications
at this time warrant the declaration
that in the next few years as tlie
manufacturers of spelter continue
the improvement of their product,
many hitherto apparent impossibilities will have been overcome and
the use of zinc in newer avennes of
consumption made easy.
The use of zinc in roofing is, increasing in the United States,
where until very recent years, there
has been little sheet zinc used for
this purpose as compared to its extensive use in Europe. Manufacturers of zinc shingles  or   roofing
pecially throughout the east, where
thus far the greater portion of the
domestic product has been used.1
Tests in New England and in
New York state have been in progress for more than a score of years
and the testimony of those who
have roofed structures in this
fashion has been unanimously in its
favor. Manufacturers report improved business in these lines and
indications of a greater increase
during the next decadj than since
the industry has been fairly in an
gurated in this country.
Zinc smelters themselves are con
stoutly experimenting in an effort
to extend the fields in which their
product can be employed and in
many instances the results thus far
accomplished will be of no little
value to the metal working trades.
iiittOMtt.   *\ in iturn,   loulilhii, -inntiri
and Dingman left Wednesday for
the Poplar creek gold country, going in by way of Wilson creek.
They will use homes aa far aa poa-
sible, expecting to reach the head-
■**Wv* of Wvwau auk lu three
days, where they  will croea the
divide,     _	
um to thk most*.
Tho force of men at tho Granby
in ines now averages about .300,
which is likely to be increased.
The third furnace has been received from Spokane at tho Sunset
smelter nt Boundary Falls, and n
force of men are now at work put-
lug it in place.
Recent information from Fair-
view is to the effect that the Now
Falrview Corporation continues to
employ between GO and 70 men in
Ita Stemwinder mino.
The force of men at the Fife lime
quarries, being operated for the
Trail smelter, is being increased by
25 men, due to more furnances
lieing blown iu at Trail.
Ro far about ten cars of ore have
lieen shipped f om the dump of the
Morrison mino, Deadwood camp, to
the Mother Lode Bincltcr, It iH ex
pected that about 1,000 tons will be
shipped altogether.
Eight properties are now on the
regular Boundary shipping list,
namely, Granby Mines, Mother
Lode.Hnowsho^Hnnset, B. C. mine.
Emma, Oro Denoro and Athelstan,
besides a few others intermittently.
Last Hatarday was the anniversary of the shipping oi the una ear
of ore out of Phoenix, that event
oocuriog July 11, Uaa). Sinoe
then the Granby mines have ship-
n#*»l % Irtini nt rtVPt 7*0 O0O trm* of
Since eight furnaces have been
in blast In Boundary smelters, requiring more men at the mines generally, there lias been a scarcity of
nw-a for mine work. ' Tho. (yuitaa
are gradually being made ap, however.
From the tart ear of ore from the
are ten men employed on this property.
This week the first car of coal
from tho collieries of the International Coal and Coke Co., Ltd.,
from Blairmore, Alberta, arrived
in Phoenix, for use in the steam
shovel or. the No. 1 level of the
Knob hill mine.
A claim near Eholt that is attrnc
ting attention is the Boulder, under
lease to Mike Tebo. It has two
shafts, 12 and 15 feet deep, all in
ore, and the ore body on the surface has been uncovered for 1,300
feet in length.—Phoenix Pioneer.
It is reported from Greenwood
that the B. C. Copper Co. has let a
contract to Frank Coryell,. of
Grand Forks, for 4,000,000 bricks,
to be used for the" erection of a
smoke stack 120 feet high, to re
place the steel smoke srack. The
latter was blown down by the storm
of last Wednesday but is being temporarily repaired.
Coke shortage once more troubles
the Sunset smelter at Boundary
falls, where one f urn.-n e was blown
out last Tuesday, thereby curtailing
the shipments of ore from the
Snowshoe and other mines. So far
in the-Granby and Mother Lode
smelter, as well ai one'iu the Sunset, are being operated steadily.
A smelter, to cost $500,000, is to
be built in Saltillo, Mexico, by
Duncan Mackay, of that \ lace,
The Mine Grande Consolidated
Mining and Milling Company, of
Sonora, Mexico, is to build a 100-
ton smelter.
The number of patents issued by
the Government of Brazil during
the year 1902 was 288, of which 12
were for improvements on inventions already patented.
A firm of rope manufacturers at
Mulheim on Rhine manufacture
steel wire towing ropes Clinches in
circumference in one continuous
length of nearly 19 miles and weighing 210 tons.
J. J. Wheat, of Chicago, has invented an apparatus to make jk)s-
sible the utilization of the immense
bogs near Chicago, where peat is to
bo found in sufficient quantities to
supply all needs for 100 years.
Tho cyanide process was first used
in Arizona in 1891 by Mr. Lewis
E. Anbury, now State Mineralogist
of California, who was then operating the Mayflower mine ofj the
Tombstone district under lease.
Telegrams from Peru state that
the engineer* of tho Anglo-American Mining Company have discovered in TamhoGrnnce, Province of
Piura, large iron mines of a pure-
ncsa of 50 imt cent. The mines art
in the lauds occupied by the public
plaza, tho church and the whole of
the town, nt a few meters below thc
The total amount of ore **ht|>ped froti
ths Klooui and SIw:aii CI l.v tuinlnc
di?talons (or the ymr IWtt was, appro x
linntely, 1*1.000 ton* Since January 1
to July 'it, lfiG», the »Mf»m<mU hsve
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assay basis of from $35 to $37.50
per ton of 60 per cent zinc. A
year ago zinc sold as high as $42 per
ton and lead for only $48 per   ton.
The shipment the past week was-
1,155 tons of zinc and 1G7 tons ol
lead larger, and the value was $46,-
122 greater than the previous week.
The zinc shipment was 400 tons
larger, the lead shipment 54 tonK
less aud the value was $3,641 month an the same week of lust year.
The value of the 28 weeks is $378,-
715 greater than for the period ol
last year. .v
As will be noted by the increased
sales the output is increasing,  but
no faster than  the increasing
inand takes up every pound.
A meeting of mine owners and
managers, and otliers interested in
silver-lead mining, was held in the
City Hal], Sandon, last Friday evening. Twenty-nine mining companies were represented, and three
individual owners were present.
The meeting was for the purpose of
affecting permanent organization,
and was most harmonious throughout.
John Keen was elected chairman
and N. J. Cavanaugh secretary, of
the meeting. The temporary organization was dissolved, and the
report of the committee on permanent organization read and the Constitution and By-Laws adopted.
The new organization has a president, five vice-presidents, a secre-
tary, treasurer, an executive com-
uiittee~oT five~an"d"a sellingcom-
mittee of five.
The selling committee is composed of the following: Geo. Alexander, Byron N. White, Donald J.
Forbes, A. C. Garde and W. E.
Zwickey. This committee has exclusive control of the ore output of
tho mines of the association, to
dispose of the same to the best advantage of its members, the smelter returns to be made direct to the
producer of the ore.
The first annual meeting of the
association will be held in Sandon
on the first Tuesday in August.
Berry picking is   in   full swing
. R P. U. mine D. W. llcVirar ro-
The greatest advancement which cHved 1*211 net, or an average of
has U*a madi? fn th* «mpleyiftfntjl110 per ton.    After f^V^S. **'
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One of the quaint characters of
the Slocan, J. M. Deacon, was
buried in the New Denver cemetery
Wednesday morning.
J. M. Deacon was a man of large
stature, about 03 years of age, and
up to the timo of his death was in
excellent health. Fifteen vears or
more ago, he fell oil a building and
broke his neck. He recovered and,
aside from the neck being stiff ami
awkwardly set, ho suffered little
from tho fracture. Ho was ono of
tho two men in the world who ever
lived after sustaining a broken
neck. And yet, though able to
iMMHt of this remarkable escape
from death, J, M. Deacon was
drowned in less than six Inches of
I/Ast Saturday John Deacon and
Billy Coulter were on a fishing trip
to Rear Lake. They occupied an
old cabin near the lake. Deacon
wanted to go to the lake, but Coulter was tired and insisted on staying at the cabin. Deacon started
alone for the lake. Towards eve-
niug Coulter returned to Three
Forks. Deacon failed to show up,
and Sunday evening Coulter started
the enquiry about him. Monday
a putty went to the lake to search
for him. Late in the day his body
was found lying head down in a
small ditch, with only tho fa*-e in
the water. There were evidence*
of the unfortunate man having
struggled to raise himself, but hi*
great weight, Utgether wttMhefact
tliat he was pattky paralyieU on tin*
right side, made his struggles of
no avail.
The body wss brought to Three
KnfVm Wn-mtnt? tititltt      Mr llenc-mi
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was a Mason, and at oue time was
a prominent businesa man of Regina, the Territories and Vancouver. He leaves a wife and two
daughters, living in Toronto,
JO I" I.t*    l.KAII   AMI*    /IM,.
The Jopln ti)e\ye my*: I**d advanced fiO cents per ton, selling
all week at l'»2 per ton. No change
was reported iu the zinc, maket,
the high*** prte* anttoumml being
WO p#r fArr, with the n.«n*af fl*»TfWi»
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The force at the Star mine took
a vote on the question of Sunday
work last week and decided to return to tho old system.
Kobt. McTaggart and P. W.
Johnston are doing some political
missionary work in Nakusp, in
view of the Labor convention.
This is the season when a glass
of beer hits the dry spot—eppecially
if it is beer brewed by the German
brewers at the New York Brewery
of Sandon.
Chief of Police Waito has had a
bad case of D. Tp. to look after the
past few days. The D.Ts. are not
tho Chief's, but are tho persona!
asset of Al Holiuquist, and are tin-
real thing, red aud blue and striped
about tlie middle.
At a meeting of the Labor party
held last Friday night tho following delegates were elected to attend
tbe Lalxw convention to be held at
New Denver, Saturday, Aug. 1st:
O. Houston, A. Shilland, Robert
McTaggart, Percy Johnston and
W. F. Lawson. From McGuigan
the delegates are: Jas. A. McDonald and Robt. Heddle; from Three
Forks, H. Thompson and Nick
McKian. ^^_ _^
Oscar Sontagh.a prominent smelter
man ami foi iin-ily in charge of the
Lo Uoi smelter at Northport, war-
found dead Ia*t week, having committed   suicide,
Oscar Rontagh was about 50 years
of age and won one of the best
known metallurgists in the West.
He was formerly manager of the
Northport smelter, but of late resided in Spokane, enjoying evor,\
comfort money could buy.
Dometitic trouble and (luminal
worries are given as the reason for
his death, His body was found in
tbe hotel room by the chaml»ertnaid
clotlutl in a night »hirt, tttrrtched
full length in front of the dresser,
with a 112 calibre revolver in hte
baud. No note or other information giving the reason for the rash
\UeA \{\re % prhiev t.W the rvry h'.*j.
BA1KKHH   lil   IflMKS.
It is a noticeable fact that ••cores
nt thtt 1i,i*i1ittt9    ittii      .,,, , t .
vative banlcm are interesting
themselves largely in inining. Mining is no more regarded as a speculative busine«s, bnt a legitimate
field for the shrewd business man.
Tfcuring the jMWt month severat
mining companies have been organ-
teed Iu various part* of lU« couutcy,
tbe officials being well-known hankers.—National flanker.
Engineers ctttimate that "2(t,(\*,\*l
n. r, *%n I* developed along the
Chimgo Mmifrtrychanncf. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY 30,  1903.
The Ledge.
In prices accord'
ranee or $1.50 If
Fellow Pilgrims: Tub LEdoS is located at
tfewDenver.B.C.andis Iraecd to many parts
uf the-earth It has never been raided by tlie
aheriff,snowslided by cheap silver, or subdued
by Ite few of mnn. It works for ibe trail blazer
aaweUos tbe bay-windowed, champagne-flavored
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capitalist.  It aims to be
eviiihing. and believes t—	
ministered to the wicked in large doses,
stood tbe lest of time, nnd nn ever"-
DMstreai is proof that It is better
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tell I
One of tbe noblest works of ojestli
who always pay- ^ * l~
bonk in paradise,
low by night,
Address oil *
New Denver, B. C.
id nothing
he is snre of
; for a pi]
to looks
A pencil cross in this square
I idtcstas that yonr snbsorip
tion ii dae, and tbat the editor
wants ince again to look at
your collateral.
THURSDAY, JULY 30, 1903.
Spokane seems to be going to thi
devil, judging from what The Review
says about the draw games in the eliti
part of the dly.    Here it is:
"Poker parties in wliich fair womer
and brave men desperately gamble
away their substance, have become the
rage with a clique of prominent Spokane sociely people living in )
addition, and while no names are being
mentioned several elderly won*
neighborhood are holding up their
hands in horror. Mrs. Grundy is 01
the rampage, and there are delicatt
hints that the police will bc called upon
to enforce the new felony law.
"About sis months ago several women began to play poker in the neighborhood referred to. At first the parties
were held but once a week, and would
last only for two or three hours at a
time. Of late months it is said they
meet three times a week, starting in
the afternoon, and often playing until
i and 3 o'clock in the morning, Thus
far the stakes have not been high. It
is a penny-ante game, and there is a
10-cent limit on the bets; but for devo^
tion to the game, it is said, the women
surpass Spokane's old-time masculine
poker fiends who attained international
notoriety in tlie days which followed
tlie Rossland boom.
"As a rule the players !wvc been
women, but instances have bewi known
where [he men folks, when ihey went
lo escort their wives home, have been
inveigled into taking a hand, nnd have
been heulen lo a frizzle by their fair
"Few nl the losings, it is snid, have
been heavy, but 1 here have heen
instances where women have heen
known 10 lose $40 and $50 at n single
sitting, nnd where Uils happens two
or throe tlmun a week il cais a glnu,tty
liolo In llli) family income.
"The losings have not been bo heavy
ns some losings that have been made
at bridge whist. The horrible word
* poker,* however, has given Mrs.
Grundy a spasm, and the west end is
more or less agog over llie affair.
"The new felony law does not apply
to a woman or man who merely plays
poker, bui there is considerable ground
for   believing   thai   it does   apply
any person who permits a gambling
game to be carried on in hi:
house.   The title of the bill
to suppress gambling resorts,' nnd Mrs.
, Grwuly's interpretation of tlieliiw
that a house where old-fashioned dm
poker is played for blood two or three
times a week is a gambling resort in
the siriciest sense of Ihe term.'''
From our seat in llie clouds il looks
as though Spokane is gelling unsafe
for a young man in society.'- Just think
of dropping into a mansion to talk
about golf, and have the hostess dig
up a check rack and proceed to open
a game. A shiver of horror would
permeate our spiritual anatomy if
ever ran up against an experience
that kind. But then we men are j>
ting less protection every day, and bye
and bye it will uol-be safe for us lo go
anywhere. We have been wicked ir
some of the days that have gone, bul
never yet wicked enough to play draw
with a woman. We couldn't hear thi
pain of showing down five aces to somt
sweet divinity who was bluffing on j;
four flush- Il would bend our heart to
look into a pair of soul windows, and
see the spray coming. We could not
stand it. She would have to take Ihe
money.even if we walked out of town.
So we do not advocate poker playing
with women. It would eventually,
if the custom became general, ruin all
ihe men this side ofthe sissy line. The
habit is fatal, even if it would save
many a woman from prospecting her
husband's packets in the youthful
hours of the morning.
This implies that God could, bestow
wisdom only by allowing evil—a pleasant wisdom, truly. The origin of evil
has always been au abyss, the depth
of which no one has been able to sound.
It was this difficulty which reduced
so many ancient philosophers and legislators to have recourse to two principles—the one good, the other wicked.
* * * Among the absurdities abounding in this world, and which maybe
placed among the number of our evils,
thai is not the least which presumes
the existence of two all-powerful beings combating which shall prevail
most in this world, and making a
treaty like the two physicians in Moti-
ere: "Allow me the emetic and I resign
to you the lancet."—Voltaire.
Is tbe only hallhi the city suited for Tlieatrl
Secretory Sandon Miners' Union
Life nnd Death.
If beauty was wealth  New  Denver
ould certainly drop  Rockefeller
the dump. _____
Contradictions eternally slare :
the face. The merriest fellow
poker game is  the chap who has the
The Ledge has two offices.    One
Nelson and one in  N'ew Denver.    The
oflice in   Nelson   has an  armory at its
back, while in the Lucerne it has
wide world and a school house.
Young Rockefeller haunts Sunday
schools and prays for light, while his
dad donates big wads to the Baptist
colleges and gives light at so much a
gallon. The old man also believes in
casting his oil upon the waters and
looking for its return. He gives a million to a church and then raises the
price of oil to get even. Thus does
strenuous Christianity prevail in some
parts of the United States.
The character of Moses, as stated in
ie Bible, is the most horrible that can
be imagined, If those accounts be
■rue, he was the wretch that first began and carried on wars on thc score
the pretense of religion, and under that mask or that infatuation committed the most unexampled atrocities
that are to be found in ihe history of
any naiion.—Paine.
God can either take away evil from
ie  world  and will not, or, being wil-
lingto do so, cannot; or he neither can
will; or, lastly, he is both able and
willing.    If he is willing  lo   remove
evil and cannot,   then he is not omnipotent.    If he can  hut will not rove it, then he is not benevolent.    If
is neither si hie nor willing, then he
neither   powerful    nor   benevolent.
Lastly, if ahle and willing to reniove
il, then liow  is it that it exists?—
the Immnn aneen tho world livo on
Long uSivr those who Jeer »ro dead and none,
And tlie ripe proilueti ot thn fertile brain
Will live unit ro|iror|iieo fair fruit again,
Tliwi thun alinlt mw, though ollior hands will
Powlmnceiunffftftorthou hunt nnnk toalcoii.
Thought U life; it onnnot die,
n will h*
it they
—Ludy Klurenet Dlnle.
Let not Ihe Thelst imagine thai one
an Atheist by any shallowness of
thinking; by any loss of a desire for
vlrtue^or progress. Modern scientific
s llie profound eat result of Ihe
human mind.-The Atheism ofsavageiy
merely ignorance, as is its Theism,
bul the Atheism of civilization is born
of thought, of menial struggle, and
the last and best conviction ofthe human mind. It is the result of reason
in harmony with fads; iI is mnn learning
to front the universe aridJ depend -upon
himself; ii is the*.grandest sacrifice lc
the truth thai it is ponslbje for humanityJo make. His not merely wi
intellectual conviction, it is u moral
power.—Samuel P, Putnam.
Il is said that God wills evil, bul baa
given iti wisdom, to tenure the good.
Why quarrel over religions when all
en agree—all men, that is at the
me grade of. intellect ? The learned
busy themselves classifying religions—
there are reviews at Paris and Tuebin-
gen—but in the crude working world
religion depends less upon the belief
than on the believer. All tlie simplest
minds believe alike—betheyConfuci
or Christians, Jews or Fantees. The
elemental human heart will hav
thaumaturgic saints, its mapped hells,
its prompt answers to prayer,
deprived of them will be found subtly
to reintroduce them. The Buddha,
who came to teach natural law, waa
himself made inlo a miracle-monger;
the Hebrew Thorah, which cried ana-
Ihema on idols, became itself an idol,
swathed with purple, adorned wit
golden bells, and borne' -round like
madonna for reverent kisses. At the
base^of the intellectual mountain flourish
rank and gorgeous vegetation, a tropic
luxuriance; higher up—in the zone of
mediocrity—there are cultivated temperate zones and prune gardens, pleas-
pastures and ordered bowers; at
the snowy summits, in the rarefied
ether, flash white Ihe glacial impersonal truths, barely, a tuft of moss or
lichen. Hark ! Peak is crying unto
peak: "Thy will be done."
But what is this new voice—comes
it from the mole-hills ? "Our will he
done." See—in the mask of the high-
Christianity and si-ience—tlie old
lhaumaturgy creeping, in, though now
every man is his own saint, healing
diseases, denying death with a
Podsnappian wave of the hand. O, my
friends, in the Eternal City—that can-
for the flying panamora of races
and creeds—peep into a coffin In the
CapitoHne,museum and see the skele^
of the Etruscan girl with rings glittering on her bony lingers, and brace-
ler 11 ashless wrists,. and her
doll al her side, in ironic preservation,
blooming cheeks and sparkling eyes
mocking the eyeless occiput of its mistress. Even so shall your hugged
tremises and your glittering gospels
show among, your bones. Dp you not
know thnt dentil is lliu very condition
oflife—hound up with it asdarkness is
ith light? How iriviai theiliought
at sees death hut in the cemetery.
Tis not only the grave that parts us
from our comrades and lovers; we lose
lliem on ihe way. Lose them nol only
by quarrel and estrangement, but by
rotation ahd retrogression. Thev
broaden or narrow awuy from us, and
from thein; ttieynre changed,other,
transformed, dead and risen again.
Woe for the orphans of living parents,
the widowere of undeceased wives. Our
early ego dies by inches, till, like ihe
perpetually darned sock, it retains
nothing but the original mould and
shaping. Let us read Ihe verse more
profoundly: "In ihe midst of life we
dealh." Whoever dies in the
full tilt-of his ambitions, is buried
alive, and whoever survives his hopes
and fears Is dead, uriburied. Death
for us. is all we have missed, all ihe
periods nnd planets we liave nrii lived
in, nil ihe countries we have, not visited,
al! the books we Imve hot read, all the
emotions nnd experiences we have not
had, all the prayers we have not
prayed, all the battles wo have not
Every, restriction, every negation, is a piece of death.  Nol wholly
has popular idiom ignored this Irulli.
'■Dead to higher things," it says; but
we may be dead, too, to the higher
mathematics. Death for Ihe. individual outside the consciousness, and
life but the liny blinking life of consciousness. But hetween the light and
the dark is perpetual interplay,
turn dark to light and let light subside
(o dark as our thoughts and feeling!
veer this way or that.
And since 'lis complexity of con
sciousness lhat counls, and the death
of the amaeba. or the unborn babe,
less of a decomposition than the dealh
of a man, so is the death of a philosopher vaster than the death of a peasant. We have but one word for the
drying up of an ocean and the diying
up of a pool. And the sediment, the
clay that we bury, wherefore do we
still label it wilh the living name? As
if Qesar miglit truly slop a bunghole!
Mark Antony might come lo praise
Cjesar; he could not bury him.—Israel
Zangwill. .
Why Kipling .Wouldn't Lecture..
very characteristic Kipling letter
again been brought into print by
the death of Major Pond, the manager
of celebrities. It seems that in 1895,
while Mr. Kipling was living in Ver-
the major tried-to get him to
make a lecture tour of the country,
offering compensation well proportioned
iuthor's celebrity, then
height. Mr. Kipling evidenll;
sidered the proposition wilh son
bul only to reject it, for he wrote
"There  is  such  a  thing as paying
one hundred and  twenty-fiv,
a dollar, and, though I  suppose there
is money in the lecturing, business,
seems lo me that the bother, the fun;
the being at everybody's beck and call,
the night journeys, and so on, make, it
very dear.     I've seen a few men who'
lived through the fight,   but  they did
t look happy,    I might do it as soon
I had two mortgages on   my house,
ien on Ihe horses and a  bill  uf sate
the furniture, and  writer's cramp in
both hands;-but at  present  I'm   busy
aud contented to go  on with the regu-
ig business.    You forget that
T have  already wandered over most of
the   Slates,   and   there
sight to hire m
some of the  hotels  and
lilway systems thai I have met wilh
America is a great country but she i:
not made for lecturing in."
Uie principle that
•any raili-my com]
government of 1
.   That In the n
iy which dais  not gii	
!  province control of rates
together with the option of
of .the proving until the rail
.Slates, with bo much
itcourage the mining iij
ration of
sis of a, percentage on the
I. That the government
:p in tlie acquisition of put
i. That a portion of every
lie disposed of should he 1
eciiblo, if tlieir u]ieration
i.   That  In  tlie'pnln ini
mid be made for rehires
7 That the legislature and kovet
province Miould |jcrsevcre In tlie el
the exclusion of Aainttc labor.
t  lenses provls
ne nnd mat sL..
al preservation of
tlie wasteful  1I0-
■x viscously pressed ui
memlieni   of tlio
ployers and employe
tion on the said raw pi
rlioaamo in whole or
in British Colombia.
1 injury boih to thc
: public, legislation
jputes bctweeu em-
i-c within
oy means of taxn-
titqecc to rebate of
Situate   in  the    Sit*
..    Went  *'-'	
TAKE KOTICE that I, Robert McPherson, free
.-miners'   certtHcate   No.   B BDM3     intend,-*:
sixty   days  from"  the   dale -hereof,   to   apply to the Mining Beoorder for   Certificates ot
Improvement, for the purpose of obtaining a    .
Crown Grant of cachofthcaboveehiims..;—
. AndfaHhcrtakenoticethataction, nndersee-
iTqmenced. before the issuance .
Dated this Sn
>h Certlijcatei of Improvements -
„j .t,-n.j j.„ „{ jniicA.-D 1901   .
FREDDY_Mineral Ciaim.   -.-_   "
Sltaatein the'Slocan-Mining Division ol Wesl
Kootenav   District. . Wliere located:.   On
.UieGulCna Farm, adjoining the 8 eveiuon
-    Mineral Claim.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Francis .1. O'Reilly, of ".
Nelson, ll.C,as agent for John A; 'i'linur,
tite miner "a certificate-So. B SOTO), and Hufrh
Nixon, free miner's certilicnte No. K SUtPM,
intend, slit, days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder, for a Certiticate ol
Improvements, for tba purpose of obtaining a
" "—ntof the abovr -*-•—
tier lake not!
mustbeocmn.   .^_
1I1 Cerliilcaia ot Improvements.
Is Uh day of Jtuie, A. D. 1IM1S
OAKLAND Minural Olitiln
Situate iu the Slocan MiningDivisionof West
Rootenar District. Where locntedi
On Fo: r Mile creek, adjoining the  Edln-
TAKK NOTICE tbat I,' Wm. S. Drewry, acting
as agent for Ferdinand F- Lalbschar, Free
Mineral Certificate Jfo.  B (HJOS, intend
organ feu tion |
n't enough
a face again
ime* of the
When Henry Irving was .rehearsing
for his production of "Faust" he experienced much difficulty in restraining
the exuherance of the supers, who persisted in being light-hearted, even in
hades. Sir Henry is proverbially long-
suffering about such mailers, but his
finally gave out, and he
thundered: "Kindly remember lhat
ipposed to be in hell, not picnicking at Hamsiead heath."
"Look, look ! I think that man
the breakers isdrowning !" She:.
■Oh,  Ilea
camera at home !"
md  I   hai
[Adopted at Rovnlstoko. Hoptcinl.ev lBtlt, 1W0.J
1. Thdt this eon volition raalllrms tlm twl.cy
fllie purty lu mailers of- [iruvlnelal ronilsand
ralfij ihe nw ne nth 1|> anil control of niilwnji
nd llie development of tlie 11 itrk-ulUntil mnur-
bb of the nravliiee ns laid down In the nlntform
dpjjtod In uctober.wm, which '- -- '-■  - -
 ,.. llie priiicfpli
enhipof niliivnys In
-'"- '■■-■» will*
construct ion of trails
.- _, -...|«d port.011s of lliu
llie building of jirovliielal trunk
or BOveriimeiit own-
•Mtuilt, and tlm iiiloinlon of
thc executive of the Provincial
llvhted intu live divisic.., ....
rats; Tbe Kootenay Boundary
Istricts: BevetstokcUoluunifu
k, Yuiir. Kaslo, Slocan, Grand forks,
 id, the City of Rossland and the City of
Kelson.    At. the same meeting the following
esolutions were udonled:
1. Tliat omventions for nominating caudi-
lates for mem hers of the leglslotive assembly be
nade np of delegates chosen as fallows;.
(a) In city electoral districts, one delegate for
jvcry fittv and fraction of fifty.,votes polled Bt
tlio provincial election held in lOUO.aud ifthe
~ity-ia divided Into warde, the pnportion of
elegales for each ward shall he based — "--
ute riolled hi each ward at the last - roi
electoral districts, 011
ery fifty or fraction of fifty vou
ovlnoial election held in 1900.
he appointed to polling "
,-oters of the differ-
The election of delegates shall, he at public
...... j .. _ jorgntttB^reu^i pi-   -■
meetings held -.	
eneli i»t!ing division,  .       .   .. _.       	
electoral districts, if the city is divided ii....
wards: At such public meetings only those who
pledge Uieniselves to vole for the candidate or
candidates selected at the nominating convention shall bc entitled to vote for delegates.
3. Two weeks' notice shall bc given of the
[lUblic meetings at which the delegates ore '~
held in'city electoral districts tira days after"the
day on rrhluli delegates are elected, und In otber
electoral districts seven days after
tions throughout tbe province to _-  	
designated central place in each electoral district, and on the same day.
4, Ail notices of tbe date of public meetings
for the election of delegates to nominallnf	
ventions, the apportionment of delegates
the place and date -* '—"	
tary ofthe Provincial ConsKryuuvu associaiio
A meeting of lha provincial ciceotlve will 1
held in Vancouaer within n month,and Uie di
for holdinfi district nominethig con ven tion t wi
them be fixed. JUHN HOUSTON.
President of the Provincial
Conseivative Association.
Nelson, JnneSth; IMS..
h certilieate of Improve
.Veil -
:    On
Siluatc Inthe Sloean Mini nn Divlsi
Kootenay District.      Where   ll
Silver Mountain, adjoining the
Mineral Claim X . - -7
'PAKE NOTlOE.Tlxil. V, Wiiu- S Drewry, as
1 agent -tw -K^-nnaiiii Clever. Free-Miner's
Certificate'No. B6J376, Intend;sixty days from
the date   hereof,    to   apply   to   the .Mining'
irder for a Certificate of Improvemenis. for
purpose of obtaining a Crown.Grant of Uie
rthertake notice  thai :
mnat ita i-,itr.,i^cnced "th
nee of	
Dated this 4th. day of June.
DilKEITH and  KKI.SO  Mineral Claims.
Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West
.   Kootenay District. Where located: On Four
Mile creek, near the Wakefield mine.
'PAKE NOTICE thai I, Wni. S Drewry, acting
1   as agent for the Wakefield Mines, Ltd., Free
Miner's Certiltcflle No. M69131, Intend, sixty days   -
from the date hereof, to apply.to tbe Mlniug Bt
corder for a CerUQcaie of Improvements, for the
purpose of ohtainlng a Crown Grant of each of
the above claims.
And farther take notice that action: under see-
ton ST. must bo commenced before the issuance
1 such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 27lh dav of May. A D. liMK.
ToH. EUMMELEN, or"to whon-seever he may
~  bna truiisfeiTed his   interest .in the boho
mineral claim, situated In Ihe   McGuigan
Basin, Slocan Mil mg Division, West Kootenay MiniugDivision;.	
above mentioned mineral claim nuder the provisions of the Mineral Act, and if within BO dny0
tmm thejdose of this notice you fail or refuse to
—'-=1- —    a '   the labove-
ib,   togelher
property of the undersigned under. Sect!
tbe^'Mfneml Act Amendment Act 1900.' ■
Kaslo, B. C, May 30,190B.
KmNewmapKd Hotel
K    7 ; :7~y-^:7xy7:%
— f^jll DW DMIWiy offers a pleasant substitute for--^
home to those who travel.     It is situated on the
shore of L-ike Slocan, the most beautiful lake in
all America.    From its balconies and windows
a be seen the grandest scenery upon this continent.
J The internal arrangements. of the hotel are the reverse
1 to telephone, all the rooms being plastered, and'electrie-
bells at the head of every bed make it easy for the dry
momentum the morcArig.^s^s^siij-ss^s^si^^^
1\~ The best and cheapest meals in the country are
to be found in the dining room. The hbhseis run upon cosmopolitan principles, and the prospector with Iiib
Ipack ie juat as welcome as the milliouaire.with his roll.
Every gueat receives the beat of care and protection.
The liquors are the, beat in the Slocan, and the
. hotel has long been noted for its fish and game dinners.
y This is the only firat-da-as house in the Lucerne of
j! North America. One look. at the landlord will con-L
1 viuce any stranger that tho viands arc of the beBt qual-
i ity. Kpoms reserved by telpgraph.*UK-st^s>*vs*^s<«sxjB
I HENRV STECIE,  Propr|etorC\@SN®rv®ffN^) ^
Bstabiiih«a iaiT.
Capital (all paid ap) ¥12,000^000.00
: Reserved tund   :,:    .7,000,000.00
Undivided proata   :    :' ;51(^084,04.
Rt. Hok. Lord Sthathcona a.id Moukt Royal, G.CM.G, Preafdenti.
Hoh, G. A, Dboumond, Vice President, "> .-
~-.XX-'.- y-y.. -: ■ XXX-XXxSE. B,, CiauBTpN,:General MandRer, r
Bmnoheain all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Brltiiin, and
the United StatcB. '
New Denver branch
LB B. DB VBBBR, Manager
Kcs^£sc^cs^:cscs^cacs^ Tenth Year.
Jensed advertisements, such as Fi
anted, Lost, Strayed, Stolen, Births, Deaths,
[Condensed advertisements, such as For Sale
Wanted, Lost, Strayed, Stolen, Births, Deaths,
Marriages, Personal, Hotels, Legal, Medical, etc,,
are inserted when not exceeding 20 words for
15 cents each insertion. Each live words or less
)vei; So words are live cents additional.!
and American plan. Meals, 25 cents. Booms
from 2"c up to $1. Only white help employed.
Nothing yellow about the place except the. sold
In the s-afe. MALONE & TBEOILLUS.
located and lit by electricity . It is headquarters for tourists and old timers Miners or
millionaires are equally welcome. THOS,
MADDEN. Proprietor.
THE ROYAL HOTKI,, Nelson, is noted for
the excellence of its cuisine.   SOL JOHNS,
■■,—————■ _^ . „
BARTLETT HOUSE, formerly e Clark
Is the best #1 a day hotel In Nelson. Only
white help employed. G. W. BAUTLETT
THE   EXCHANGE, In KASLO, has plenty
of airy rooms, and a bar replete with tonics
and bracers of many kinds.
qiHE MAZE, In KASLO, is just the place
X forSlooan people to And when dry or In
search of a downy couch.
T a. MELVIN, Manufacturing Jeweller.
W. Expert Watch Repairer, Diamond Setter,
and Engraver. Manufactures Chains. Lockets
•md Rings. Workmanship guaranteed equal to
i Cai ""*       '    ~
auy In Canada.
240, Sandon.
Orders by mall solicited. Box
pure Latakla Student's' Mixture, Pace's
Twist, Craven's Mixture, Bootjack, Natural
Leaf,and many other klndsof Tobacco.
Q. B. MATTHEW, Nelson, P.O. Box 40.
"Wholesale   Merchants.
ers In Butter. Eggs, Cheese, Produce and
Fruit, Nelson, B.C.
,  Ucitor, Notary Public.
Barrister. So-
Vancouver, B. C.
Insuranoe Sa R.es.1 Estate
Insurance Agents.   Dealers In Real Estate
Mining Properties
Lots for Sale.
Houses to rent and Town
p S. RASHDALL, NewDenver, B.C.,
*■*■* NOTARY PUBLIC,      * *
Real Estate and Mineral ClalmsforSale, Claims
represented and Crown Granted.
The Great Misunderstood.
Some of these men just come from
England to hire out wilh the Ontario
farmers have brought with them
cricket and rowing outfits, golf clubs
and tennis rackets. And the farmer
stares at the new hired man, and tlie
new hired man stares at tha farmer.—
Glencoe, Ont., Transcript.
The two farmers pulled up their respective teams.
Hello, Bill.
Hello, Sam.
I hear yeh've  got a  gentleman farmer working for veh.
,   Yep.
Where did yeh get htm ?
He was shunted ofl' down at the
station t'other night. Has big mild
eyes, so 1 thpught I'd bring him home
for the children to pla) with.
D'yer thing yeh can keep him tame?"
Sure 1 can. He eats out of my
hand already.
Yeh don't say.    Is he an H-dropper
or an A-flattener ?"
."Oil,  he's the real thing, all  right.
Wears   thc cutest little knee panties
when he goesVut walking on Sundays.
Go on. Is he the son of a belted
knight, or has he come from a country
village, the youngest of seventeen ?
I don't know. He hasn't uncorked
Well, have you taken him around the
farm and introduced him lo the cows
and horses ?
What for?
Why, if he's a trueborn Englishman
he'll not even speak lo your collie pup
without first haviug a formal introduction.
I ought to have known that, but 1
forgot. I'll see that he gets a right
knockdown this afternoon.
What's he doin' fer yeh today ?
I set him to siftin' seed corn with
his tennis racket.
That's a good idea, and say, you'll
find them steel-headed shinny clubs line
for keepin' thc coulter clean when yeh'r
plowin' in weeds. But 1 must be goin'
now.    Geddup.
So long, Sam.
So long, Bill. Don't fail to let him
see that we've imperial ideas over here,
and that ho man can be the whole
bloomin' empire.
0, I'll tend to his case, don't you
Sri*5ngT==i3Trd5rPaireiiT~     ~
Has had 17 years experience in dental work, and
makes a sneclaUy of Gold Bridge Work. Visit
mftde to the Sloean reRularly.
The philosophers of last century were wont to look forward
to the time in which we are now living, and prophesies were
plentiful enough that with the vast improvements in machinery poverty would be almost unknown,', yet here we are
with our land, inventions and improved processes of production in the hands of a comparatively small portion, and the
the rest enslaved, working to enrich their owners, with barren sessions of legislation, and things going from bad to
worse. We are as far off as ever from the era when poverty
will be unknown, and it seems to be entirely owing tc our
adoption of wrong methods. Legislators have been weighed
and found wanting, and we must try to do for ourselves what
we have so long been expecting them to do for us. /While
politicians are squabbling over locomotive contracts, lines of
railway, contracts for 'war material, banking, broking and
speculating privileges the people are losers, and they alone
are interested in reform. If the future is to be better than
the past, legislation, as a great French sage has said, must
consist of repealing and abolishing old acts of parliament
and ancient class privileges, but in even this, perhaps,
legislation will refuse to act, or* will prove a failure. Political
methods have broken down, and the laborers of the world
must try something else, and, the new method which is already commanding attention for itself is non.political or
voluntary co-operation.
Oeneral   Store.
*. nmuui, THREE FORKS, dealer In
_ . Groceries, Dry Goods, Ete., Goods Ship-
pod all over the Slocan.
IDM. The most complete UPII TU
on ths Continent of North Ameri- fl CA L I II
e«. Situated midst icenery un- D C Q A D T
rivalled for Grandeur. Boatlnv. If CO U II I
ruhlnn and Kxcunlom to the raanr point* of
Interest. Toleffraphlo communication with al)
pert* of the world; two malls arrive and depart
everyday. Its bathei fure all nervous and
muscular diseases; IU waters heal all Kidney,
Liver and Htomach Ailments of every name.
The price of a round-trip ticket between
New Denver and Halcyon, obtainable all the
year round and good for ao flaw, Is ».». Hal-
cyon Sprints, Arrow Lake, II. 0.
JOUN Mel.ATCltIK,   Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyor.  Kelson, B. C.
AH HKYLAND. Kngmtot and Provincial
,  Land Surveyor. KASLO
...   OAHKltON, Sandon,
,  Clothing to order; and solicits patronage
Employment   Agency.
Nelson Employment Agency
.1. H.I/iVK
Dnngrer to the Rear Guard.
When the war began with Spain,
the people in the South were as much
nterested as those ill any other part of
the country, and all classes were eager
for news from the fleets and the army.
The  colored people were even more
numerons than the whites around the
bulletin boards, where the newspapers
mixed up, in true yellow fashion, fiction and fact.   One day in Ashville, a
negro, who Jshowed by the marks on
his  dress that  he was n whitewash
artist, was on tlie outskirlsof the crowd.
A lawyer of local note spoke to him:
"Are you going to thc war, Jim ?"
"What I goin' to de wnr fur?"
"To   fight   for your country,   of
"I don't know within' 'bout fightin'."
"That won't do, Jiiiij   Thc last war
was all about you niggers,  and this
lime you've got lo do the fighting.
This is your country now and the niggers must be made lo save it."
"Who goin' to make the nigger
fight ?" asked Jim in ii sulky tone,
and showing more while in his eyes
than usual. "How yarijoin' to make
de nigger* fight ?".
"Oh, we'll make them light easy
enough," said the lawyer. "We'll put
tlie uiggcifc in I'roul, uiul llntn Aie ahhc
soldiers will stand behind and make
die niggers do the fighting"
"'Pearsto me," aatdjim slowly, and
wilh much gravity, "dat tie while folk*
is gittin' ready to be run over."
Freedom of speech in ancient Rome and freedom of
speech and printing now differ not in principle, but only in
form. This freedom is the conservation of liberty, the protector of the small against the great, the indispensable condition of all social improvement; it is the real life of a nation;
for what is a nation or a man unless the tongue can utter
what the mind conceives and tell it to all countries and to
times? So we see that in modern states, where power is
usurped, the suppression of freedom of speech always follows the usurpation, for this freedom is inconsistent with
the continuance of any power which is not founded on general consent and maintained by public opinion. In a demo?
cratic constitution, where the men who hold the executive
power contemplate the accomplishment of some purpose by
unconstitutional means, the suppression of freedom of speech
and printing is the certain sign that tyranny is approaching.
The instrument that is used for this purpose is the citizen
"rniirself,"^lToTFconverted~into soidierpina-hired at the cosT
of his own fellow citizens to deprive them of their liberty.
A north Missouri editor received a
note the other day telling him that one
of his subscribers was dead, and asking
that his paper be discontinued. A few
days later the editor met the deceased
subscriber on the street-, and told him
about the notel I wrote that note
myself," returned the subscriber.
"What for?" asked the editor. "Well,
I wanted to stop yer paper," said the
subscriber, candidly, "an' knovvin' how
bad you need the money I [didn't liave
tlie heart to come right out and do it.
So I jes' wrote you the note about
bein* dead."     •
At a certain London church the collection used to be made in nicely embroidered bags, but so many old buttons and stale pieces of chocolate being
put in, it was decided to try plates instead. The ft st Sunday the usual
number of pennies and three-cent
pieces were put in, but among thein a
bright yellow shining piece was observable. On Monday morning there
were more callers than usual at the
vestry, some of them with the same
application. After a short in'erval another came with the same, " Oh, I am
so sorry, but I put "a sovereign into the
plate yestterday by mistake. Could I
have il, as I  really cannot afford it?"
"What?" said the vicar, "you are
the fifth that has been to see me this
morning with the same application, bul
the church warden has just told me
that the supposed sovereign is only a
gilded shilling!"
Charlie was an usher at the church
which Senator Depew occasionally attends. On arriving home one Sunday,
his mother asked him what had happened at church, to which he promptly
replied: "Mother, I showed Chauncey
de pew."—Camp,
Bring Your
to-this oflice. It will not hurt
you, and will help the editor to
live in luxury.
P. 0. Box 296.
Phone 179
o anil agents for
Monogram, M?rguerita,
Boquet, Our Special,
El Justillo, El Condor,
Sarantizados Schiller.
Tuckett's Union Label
Karnack T. & B. V. C.
Corner Alexander Street and Columbia Avenue,
Vancouver, B, C.
A roll of bills stopped a bullet which
struck a Chicago man in the breast,
thus saving his life. Yet there are
reckless people who will go right ahead
day after day without a roll of bills on
their persons.—Kansas City Journal.
A physician having directed one pf
his patients to bathe a wound in tepid
water, the patient sent his little girl to
the   drug store  with a note   saying:
tepid water." --***-*-*,..*.
n.-OO * tn. Lv.  KASLO Ar. fl;l5 p. m
ltr25 u. in. Ait. HANDON Lv, 1:00 p. ro.
-,*■»    i       *    ■     *-*•**  ***> ry*,*    w\ t\ * * m* f*
#t***,t>*V't^'»*»-***>^'**    *«'W^  * **■**■»
More About Hndluiit.
Radium Aot* not gel its energy
fnnn (lie air as mine scieiilKl* seem to
*uppo»e, but probably from change-*
within the atoms of which it ii com-
(KWimI. U te h*,lltv*td (Ml the*. «u<*m-
arc the heaviest in the umvetse. It U
ptwMhle that, after hundred* of thou-
sand* of years, radium m*y devolve
into simpler clcmeuw, and m pas*
right through line mt'm lo hydrogen.
,ih ;n t- .H-'Aly iV-iu-.t-i'.-^
Committees of citizens have been scouring Contra Costa
county, California, for a fortnight in pursuit of two lascivious ruffians who dragged Mary Silva from a horse, chained
her hands behind her, padlocked the chain, gagged her with
a handkerchief, and then outraged her. The ruffians were
not found, and the sheriff" finally concluded to look for them
on the ranch of Mary Silva's father. There the ruffians
were found and their name was John Diaz, a farm hand,
and friend of the family. When locked up, John confessed
that he was the father of the girl's uuborn child; that, fearing exposure, the girl hatched the story; that she stole the
chain from a neighbor's gate, and he used his bycicle padlock; that she requested him to fasten the chain so tightly
that it would bruise her wrists; that she arranged the time
of the imaginary assault skillfully, so that he, Diaz, would
be ostentatiously at work around the yard of her father's
house. When Diaz had finished these startling admissions,
Mary also confessed that they were entirely true.
It was, perhaps, fortunate that no brace of tramps were
found by the enraged citizens when they were scouring
Contra Costa county. Not that any of us set great store
by the lives of a couple of tramps, but still they might have
been lynched, aud it is jum as well not to have a lynching
when thc gentleman lynched turns out to be thc wrong gentleman—and wc very much fear that at times he often is.
It would afford but little satisfaction to even a tramp who
had been lynched to learn in the sweet by and by that his
fame had beeu restored by the coufession of the real criminal
Truth is mighty, and will prevail—the eternal years of God
are hers; but, as Tom Reed said, she needs every one ol
them. The truth about crimes for which men arc lynched
does not always come to light. It is a wise child that knows
its own father, and it is a wise mob that knows the right
The fact that Mary Silva was mouuted on a horse when
the imaginary ruffians attacked her, recalls thc fact that in
tho Cnl-ifnrmn rennrf*. there is a storv of another yotnic woman I V^V
Ti.i -ri [ whosiV ilns:u.fu. l;iJc toJJy ^ot nr, hi^h n-. tVic r.nprcme court. [MP!
Assistant Secretary of the Interior
Ryan, at one time a sheriff in his native state, relates that he was ordered
to arrest an Indian who had been selling whiskey to his red friends on the
reservation. After the sheriff had captured Poor Lo, he gave him a sound
lecture on the depravity of his conduct.
The Indian listened stolidly to the reprimand and finally asked:
"No way Injun get outer this?"
"No one can help you now but God,"
was the reply.
Sadly ihe prisoner shook his head.
Then he muttered: "God heap like
Uncle Sam; Injun never see Him !"
CHICAGO and return ..W0.80
TORONTO and return 05 UO
MONTREAL, NEW YORK, and return..10B.8U
^Including Meals and Berths.
Aug. 18, 19, 25, SO,
For time table.*, rates and complete) Information applylof local agent, or—
 A. H. LEWIS. Sandon Agent.
D. P. A.,Nelson,B.|C.
A.O.P.A., Vancouver
Cbadbourne & McLaren
Ore shipped to Nelson will be carefully looked after.
NELSON,      -      -      -      B. C
Meetings In the Union Hall ever? Friday eve*
tiln-jf tit 7:30 VIMtlntf brethren cordially Invlud
toHtund. Kkkd. KtKitiK, Nobln Gram!: J. K.
Loviuiino, Secretary; Dak Hi.iu.kv, V. Grand,
Ovor WHlliir«Mllli>rbl<Mk.llaki<r
utrw't, Melton. K|«>il»l yearly fun-
trai'ln fori'roifilng lU'imirlhu and
Clfitlilllir (IihnIk cullt-l for nn,I
delivered weekly, Tout*and awn-
iligfcinrde to order.
A.F. & A.M.
Regular Communication held Ihe llrttThun-
d«y in encli month In Mamnlc Hall at H i>, m.
SojutiniliiK brethren are cordially Invited to attend,   Jamkh M. RahtuN, Sicretaiy.
NO. 07, W. F. M.
MeeU every HATUROAY eveiilnw »t Jt*', In
HAvnov. it r
g Hotel Phair
&m*t.m.hv. KEl^>! A«, 7;l& $». u» i, nw*n> <>»tJ) w»c ukomti, bui '*Jiu'«» That august body, in a memorable decision, held thai it was J-j
lk^^u,dirmoftt,*U»iw ^,72 h^c •—««- hi llu. impossible for a young woman on horseback to be seduced W
8tm*munA€*nto\ii ▼(« Urwit Nort-hwro       .   ' "       ... x\     . m_,t nn /  ., f*A
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for taiihtt ptiutatUrt c*ll om ot *d
RtJBRBT IBVINO. Mmmgtr, Kmtlo.
at lite UmJon N'uIuihI Hiiiuty mu-
«ruin—llirtM tin)' grstim in n watch
kI,im, shining »* Aivy Imve done tn*-
foru man appt'.ucJ on tin.1 carili. The
auntr* tthibil tttm* lo give the mon
)«H)*»*»it!i>«.     In  0  Mum:  MilpliWe *A
Oihvt interesting mcliil* in ilu* rthibit
ar« thorium anJ helium. Thorium i*
the main ingredient ot the inc;»ndc«*vnl
minirl.    Ileliun it mi light  Am ihe
,   ,.    „, „„ .    . .Wctuven't  buA  na m-*unincc lur live
line h«*twn painted with mdiUm,«nd!»f»«<f«««« m™-   ^»»« »w»'«?»*( TOM| %hl. v%rw,neu: we hex k>-Wto
t<J *0>i fr-iux CaiMUttiui iwlutu vUCauniUu
10A A*mhf*999m.   Apply tm tatWag 4*m
fyf** ttfktti **>A tmO hilmwiiOtu* tt* iny P.
By a*«»C«ir~
XP F Cwiwilo««.Q.S s.A«u,Wiaaip4f'not need iweirnl for jo,ooo y«*r». |»«Jfe»»t fio.ooopirts.-Hiirpcr'sWWWy.imltj", f-My*
Thc ««frel.iry of ii tire insurance
company telU ot no "old w«»m.»n who
called on an wgenl to wrrange for Jit-
*ur.*nce on Iter hou** and furniture.
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IP  IIIC lt'4t<l.,0|(    ll«J>U'<     HI     |V»*U«IH«H      lllilfM     1. til (llli Ulfl. ti      Itll
\nv \\m\Ae nwommmktlon fnr » largp nmnl»t»r ofgit-wt*.    |[j(
Mul the iAva, [MnA'oHi it *h. tip'ie* m^teAte t«|ia!!y to *uy
trttvclerftM well m thc tonrlnt.       Drummers   will  (Inti
large wmple nwmiti aud all th<» iiinvtitieme?* of tli*' modern
hotel.       Roomii reserved by telegraph.
va«vI«'* Ktt>lutU>n iu** wVu*ki.AA'x uv.   .   ^
What remain* i* j
in Uie d»dt it glow* uilh a fcMi, green ;Jkmn J||w mm% &f ^4i[im_i( tiH. Uepvtulin' m  llw  ImtJ, bui J   wyulo
tight,   Tfci* -part of tht exhibit   *tH! mro! aim ran he afflied u» «lut h** j my old tmn, i *»>♦, thet  it** terrible I
K B. TOMKINS, Hanager J}
1    B    l^^tmmmi^^^^^pmimm^^^^^^mwmw^^^^tm^^^^m      y ^       .y*-"1**^ m>m«^ ^^,   -9m^^l    ■    I
mmmJtm ^—mm^ij^m) *\9^mmmm*^^* m^mmmmmt**^^ m^m».~»*».**^^      99m*mm       l*^**am»!m'99mm\ -^^^ m^^mmmmt^^ 9%*.j9% THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B. C, JULY 30, 1903.
Tenth Year.
The pleasure of it is
two-fold when you
have the choicest
eatables that the
market affords. So
>< is it in the  home.
W        Life  itself is only
*£, little enjoyed when
«< your food is not in
prime conaition.   If
you want the best
in Groceries we can
£3 supply you.
New Denver, B. C.
Staple and Fancy
Agent for
Mrs. A.
David is
It has been repeatedly stated,
aud never contradicted, that the
chances of-s^ceps are greater in
mining than in almost any other
enterprise. Notwithstanding ■". it
must be admitted that all schemes
are uot successful. There have
been many millions of dollars put
out and lost,but ther° is always a
reason. In many cases it is because
enough capital could not be secured
to carry the enterprise through It
is too often the first impulse of capital to cut out and off the man who
has given it the opportunity for
pr.-fit. The inventor after struggling for years over his ideas, will,
as soon as the promoter has secured
capital for him, and warmed bis
toes, kick bim out of the way and
assume to furnish the brains for
the capital aud ruin the whole business.—Minjng Bureau.;
In the vicinity of Brooklyn bridge
a crowd of newsboys were  engaged
in  shooting craps.   A little  chap—
who    evidently    had    lost — was
coming away in disgust when I arrested him with a dime and succeeded
in eliciting the following interview:
"Do you win much?" I asked.
"Naw; I most generally lose."
"But some one must" win;   who
"De Earl gits all de money."
"vVhom do yoa call the Earl?''
"De red headed mug wid de jumper— he plays a system."
"Dear me," said the good looking
female visitor to the superintendent
ofthe lunatic asylum, "What a vicious look that woman has we just
passed in the corridor! Isshe danger
"Yes, at times," replied the superintendent, evasively.
"But why do you allow her such
freedom?" •
"Can't help it."
"But isn't she an inmate and under
your control ?"
"Np. She is not under my control.   She's ray wife.*'
The output of bituminous coal
in Pennsylvania in 1902 amounted
to 99,831,92Vtons.
Anyone knowing,the whereabouts of Alexander Bi^g-ir, who, in ..the year I8flii, was in
Revelstoke and the Slocan, will oblige by for
warding his present addres to
Barrister*, Nelson, B. 0,
Terms on application
Pur ley Ward.      Sandon.
Miners'Shoes a specialty.
That am settled in my old stand, >vith a full line of-.
dent's Furnishings,
Trunks, Valises, Etc.
All the very latest styles, we feel it a pleasure to show you
what we have in these lines.
My stock of Groceries is fresh and the best brands, and I
am now in a position to give satisfaction in all lines.
Albert Ross,
O. P     • Time Inxpector.
stock of
in the store
at cost price
■■*'■ Hunicrs
Abraham Benedict, of the New
York bar, while he was riding in a
streetcar, naw a young man enter
with a dog:, that attracted a good deal
ot friendly interest from an Irishman,
was. The owner looked the questioner insolently op and down, and
then replied with a drawl, ' 'It's a cross
between an ape and an Irishman."
"Faitb, thin, we're both related to
it," was the ready retort.
A certain young ludy residing not
a thousand miles from Slocan, who
likes to use big words, whether she
knows tho meaning of them or not,
was told by a young gansllng of
the city that the word "ferment"
meant to work. One day she had
a few callers and she said to them
as she camo in from out of doors: "I
have been out fermenting in tho yard
all tho morning."
9~ Barber
d   Shop,
The best Tonsorial- Establishment in
the Slocan.
Balmoral Bldo, Main St., Sandon.
Pedro Alavardo, of Parral, Mexico, is about to let contracts for the
equipment of an electric-power
plant, which te intended to operate
his Palmillo mine.
Address-        E.  GALLOWAY,
The Old Bookstore. Vancouver, B. 0.
Bar Iron Steel, Pipe Fittings, Etc.
We have better stock than ever, and you
will .save money by buying direct. My new
Catalogue will tell you all about It   Mailed free.
8009 Westminster Road. Vancouver, B. 0
• Wt^mTCt'9ti*\S*m
Order your
suit now
Call and see my stock of Suitings.
ft P. LIEBSCHER, £?%%
Fresh, Salted and Smoked Fish Just Received.
Eastern & •Olympia Oysters
Turkeys and Chickens
Sausage of all kinds made fresh every day in the week
Psychic Function.
Just how to produce a Metaphysical function
f tho P-jychlo Faculties through the fivt
senses of Scent, Taste, Touch, Sight nnd
Hearing.   Uv control of the mtbjective activities
athigr of tho P-j'vchlo Kactdtlei through the five
Fal * ■	
cr.   Uv control
.. ..„ :nouxht forcei yc._,	
of dreaming when wide awake.   Thia awakens
loarlncf. .
of the thought forces you produce a perfect ata'e
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.
Brick Block    New Denver
Manager of BOSUN HALL.
General Draying: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.
Saddle Horses and Pack Annuls.
Feed Stables at New Denver.
'pmRTV nvVS after dale I Intend to aiply
1 to tite Cliiei oommtuloiier ot Lands and
works, for ft 8|ioclal Llctiira to cut and carry
awav timlier firm tho following tract nf Lund,
situated on Wlton Creek. In the West Ko .tetiny
District: Commencing at a pott j limited on
the east side of Wilson Creak, aliout four and
one-half mllat above the high falls, nmrked
••(». H. V , H.K 0.'' thence west m chslns. thence
nonliMi clulns, thence east w> chains, thence
snuth fMchalm to the point of commencement.
Located the tKHh July, itm
Itischcry, II.0,, Jnly m, wen.
the I'sychlc function of Intuition which gives
you a clear snd lucid conception of Ihe under
lyliifr principles of all phenomena. This gives
you the mental |>owers of n I'sychlc Adept and
true Metaphysician. These "exercises," ''moth
0.1s" and''drills," for the development of ' The
Higher Occult Attainment*" will he sold for
only 10c silver. 1'HOK. R. E, Dutton,
Lincoln, Nebr
ARCI1IK  VKAOTION   Mineral Claim.
Slluale In the Slocan lllnlnp Division of West
Koocnay District.   Where located:   \Ve»t
branch of thc North Fork of Carpenter
crook,on I'o ly Vanlen Mountain.
'IUKB NOTICK That I. \V. J McMillan, free
I   miner's ccnIHcateKo   H7mi, for myself
uiul as airent tor It. J. MnMlllmi, free miner's
certilieate N' .WHi.M .tend sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Net-order
for * Certiiicato or improvements, for lha pur
pose of obtaining a Crown Grant or the abovi
And further take notice that action, under set
ttno 37, mutt be commenced tofora the issuance
uf such Ccmtk-atc of Improvements.
Dated Ibis 14th day of Jul", A.U. inns
H KlUtll I all (ill
y t f ',i.*,m \'„,i*.i,>i,i X'.i.i *,„. aWum'i t'ant*
• <tit» PixilTa'-l*
On* XatiAnalGatli Ht-vltttt.Sa T, total a.Mi-ur
■ un* small Kic l.lor ttaf*
On* J J. Taylor Haft. So. t>
K*l iiltti* ttmr lltlart*
t„H,„H iftKI llllll-f
!}(•*>* Shut* Vt 9*
iitit I'tatt 01*** Mirror, *itW inches
-     MsM Inches
lUiUrehair*. Mlrrort.lkatb lai«,Tankr.
llttttrt      l.«tter-f*r**M«*
On. U**t», ft mmk Plan*
fm* Hnitit.ittyfltin E-m*.tt*C!'A,*/*ts'ft(ii(, .l-j-Ui^h
»fam til**
tintttth* Knttna Whf». with wnttttinri,^
tin* liaka g tgi**. t-kp.
One RAtM-Mt lip.
Wm>,t H[?Ut fully, (am P* t» ll Iwt-lm
im* Ww^^ipllUlmt M»r fcie*
Shirt Waists
This wrck we aro oflToring some great
hargninR in small sized Shirt Waists. It
is your best chance. Styles tho latest;
goods the lw8t. We simply have too
many and do not want to carry them
over.   Ask to see them.
W. R. ftegaw, »»*.«« v.™.„.
71s Filbert Hotel
Bennett & Clark, Proprietors.
"M.   O   K   B
Blue Prize, Henry Vane,
Columbus & Havana Whip
Pjnfrt|«c are made by—
^l^ai CV     w p. KILBOUIINE k CO.,
Winnipeg, Man,
Represented by Geokok flonTON.
■^^i^rf^^A^^^i^A^^SA*^^iA^^AA^^^^^^Sf^<N^«»^W»^^V .
The Filbert Is now iho best hotel In tho Slocan.    Tlio Dlnlnff Hoom ls conducted on strictly flrat-otnss principles.    The rooms are large,
comfok'table and properly taken care of.
We set the Best Meal in Sandon
Heals, 50c. Tickets. If.
Main Street.
t WADD8 BR08
V%> W%%*%A%W9*S9'
A nomt* thnt te n* tomllitt tn t,i,\
tin.em a* ihe name of Thrco Forks
—fumilinr twrnmn il waa then* ii,
diya of boom and in day* of tie-
prvfwion thai they enjoyed thp hm-
pitnlity of tho genial proprietor,
and paHook of th* ho*»t«w* mnntte
ful table. The aaroe condiliona
prevail May that hare won for
the hoiine Um enviable reputation
and ita proprietor ia—
A vlilt to oar Tailoring
Emporium will give
yoa an Idea ol the (ire-
trailing atylf a for Spriric
«I50» .tVCHUR,
IloKKiiKitv. D. 0„ July fllll, 10*09,
Thirty day* after dale wn intend to apply to
ilie CliiofiOonimlrvloner of Landi nnd World at
Vhturln fnrak|H.vUI lloonm lo cut and cany
sway timber from tlio folluuing dcacribed irncU
of land:
vnm uvcatiok,
Coninii'iii'liiKttt a -.Mint planted nn tbe aoulb
fi(!e«f tlteeecofid \V«t Fork of \VII«on trttk,
W it Kootenay dlUrk-t, alwut one mlla from the
month, marked I., llnlU-ulier, H. K 0,, iliriir.'
w«ulWt'b*liti,tbfn<« north tm chain-*, tbviue
rait tttcbalno. tliencotoulhtWchnliiitollio point
of coinmenct-mi'iit. • iHlnl July Mb. U*ri3.
CommencInK at a |>ott planl«l on tlw w«tt
bank ot Wllnmicivrk alumtmw mllcaUit«ilic
bl«h falli. marked J. Mt-O. N. K. O . rhunc*
(OHjib*oelwin*. thence writ m chain*, thenre
utivtU W"U*liw.,tl«t»*f< * Ml Si'/v «h**aii*iMu{0'hit
of cotnmonc«m«tit.  Dated July Mb, l»tt.
T«I»I» UXMhiH,
Oommenclnif at a port planted on the <a"t
bank of WIlwHicscdt. about four mliei abo * hu
llilnl Kit Kork of WII«Mt em k. marked J. J
<3 .H. K.<:.. tltrnce t**t «t »h.ln.,|«li0!ic« iirtli
|i» chain*, then«* catt to chains, t l,en«t» touili Ut •
rlmlnt to point of cmnrnf ncrmiiit.
DnU.l.luly,',lli. V«a        J J CALLAHAN.
rif*m i/tcAiiOH,
Oommcnclnir at * |x>*t plinle<l on thc north
hank of lha third Ka*t fork i4 WlUon erttk,
»l»oi«t thr** and * Imlf m1l« frum the month,
markrt A Kmney, K. W. C. thence cart |«>
chalnM)>c'-f« ootuh tu rlmlin Ihcmti na«t1i»
ctwlu». fbewi' norib txelialu* to point of com-
«nt-iM4«H«il,  wiled J«!j Mli. JWiJ.
{fr    THE
\j>      OLD
O i
\ iuamesiiotci
TO I. F. AWtf^ItOKO. adininUtwioi ut lit*
toiataof Martin Mnrditaon, win -nliommtuvflr
Imwt y bat* ir*».ftrrx! tlw lutcrMt ot I at tin
W«wht*,n. 0***,**** 19 thi* -W'titit.*" .*■*
"Ivan* mineral cUima, aitaaiad cm Ooat
nutm.ui.u,ii-.u-uit.il utiilauortau *«W iMtnvtr
HkH'*9 Hilling IHlltliti.
\nm ARE MIMMIBV VOTtFllRlMlii'ii1! Ihm*
1    t*p*w9ai tKAt*»l9lahtit and ImrKwrerwrntt
m tha • bova m*nilonrd mlntrtl clalaw t»a»r
iiro*lM«n#ofttirM\tirr»iAit Utw,cuMjfeu
'         *   " -----     in*.   ...I it,, iiii
ul thl* uulli* itm
tatAm twlwm to tmlr»**t rcmr utawtikm tw Ik*
*h**t m**ili9tiA mm, tMth it new im, %*>
■taihtr wtihall t*ata nl ulmtHm, ynnrlnttftm
to tlw mtat Halm will iwyvm tiw ptuitily »t the
way o
fW-h' Vt9
iitityty On
A it*.if    -nil,
Iriitti tin* dale
'".W l*1! 6n ««A»e»»4 tte Miami Act vm*r
Iijl^tl Xtw Denver. B. C„ thl. Jiji 4
at*j..19* ti. R.
V» hen yon want a tim clan meal, or a bed that
te clean and aoft awl trellmad«, vfyn will flr.d mlm
Sm are looking ior at tht» ptoneer bonne.. Mm tbt'
iieat nenre tonk».
New thti9t9
'Phone 10
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