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Volume X.   No, 22.
NEW DENVER, B. C, FEBRUARY 26, I903.
Price, $2.00 Year adva^cm
X
S^n^aT f^Ws FToat
In and About the"Slocan and neighboring Camps S3
that are Talked About.
V <£<<£<
LOCAL   NKWS   FLOAT.
JohnBatt is picking oranges in California.
There are twenty men at the Fisher
Maiden.
A test will be made for petroleum at
Morrissey.
Snowslides are obstructing traffic on
all the railroads in Kootenay.
Sandon and Nelson are jangling over
the number of crawfish in the latter city,
If vou want beer that ia not all foam,
call on the New York brewery at Sandon.
The Great Northern will extend its
line from Morrissey to Michel this summer.
Au ozonagram from Slocan City says
that another rebellion broke out there
last week.
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Win.
Hunter died at the Slocan Hospital l< n-
day evening.
Lowery's Claim for March will appear next week. It is sent J^niailjo
"Tffiy"parn)'f,tlro~vrorld: -  "
Now Is the time to buy spring furniture. D. J. Robertson & Co, in Nelson
is just the place to get it.
The Bank of Commerce has faith in
Nelson. It will erect a stone and brick
building on its present site.
Oranges should be eaten in largo
numbers this timo of tho year, \ou can
buy them at Williams' store.
Do you want some cheap china?
Now's your chance. Bargain Bale at
Nelson's balance of this week.
Mrs. W. W. Merkley is preparing to
move her stock of goods to Vancouver,
where sho will go into business.
The annlveteary dance given last
Thursday evening by tho K. of P. was
well attended and greatly enjoyed.
Lowery's Claim jogs along through
tho malls again, but theC P. B. has
not yet "busted'' tho order againit it.
Tho Smelter Trust is again in the
market for Slocan oro, but it will not
get much unless the price of lead ts
raised.
Uev. Mr. Melntvro of Sandon will
exchange pulpits with Uev. Mr. Cropp
next Sunday. Service will bo held here
at 7:80 iu the evening.
James McDonell has stocked hix
ranch on Elk river with 800 head of
cattle. Jim «eenis to be doing well, as
ho only had a mule when he was in tlie
Slocun.
W. J. Twin* of Kaslo has gone to
Waterloo, Ontario, to attend the annual meeting of the Mutual Life of
Canada. He expect* to return with his
upp«r stope full of ideas.
Another of those enjoyable home ko-
emit* will ho held hy Aie FreitOyleriau
ladle* nt thn residence of Mm A. Iv
Tavlor thi* (Th«r»dayi evenintr. A
cordial invitation is extended to all.
Nat Darling, one of tho moot popular
traveler* on tho great road of commerce, came Into thi* camnou Monday
Nat is alwayn full of Minxhiiie nnd probably sell* more cigars than any other
man in the west.
The K. & S. train now leave* Sandon
In the morning at 8::to and return-* In
the afternoon. The change i* only
tantporarv and Its* li#n made tn give
the utea'tner International daylight
trip* through the ice ;o Nelson.
The Fisher Maiden te shipping its
•loventh carload of ore since January
tit. Th« tore* ha« b*#n increased to •»
men. The orebodv is four feet across,
of clean gslena. The road la tireaklng
lip, makinar hanling more diflicult.
rill deliver his
and refreshments
gram was rendered
served.
An ozonagram from a Cockney in
Kaslo informs us that a movement is
on foot amongst the Canadian teamsters
to petition the Dominion government
asking that tho Scotch may be prohibited from landing in Canada. The
reason set forth for this action is that
owing to the fact that the Scotch consume so many rolled oats, thus making
horse feed so high that the teamsters
will either have to quit business or feed
their nags on sawdust.
GUTTING   BETTER   SENSE.
It is beginning to be recognized that
industrial warfare is no better a regulator of business than private warfare
is of social intercourse," and it is this
feeling that has led to the organization
of labor on one hand and to the organization of capital on the other, labor
seeking to reduce its hours and increase
its earnings, and capital, which is crys-
talized labor, striving to prevent the
dissipation of that which it has so laboriously gathered. Each is wrong in its
iaimB_wiiettjt_seek-s~exc!usive-domir!a-
tion: both will be right when they learn
that they are forces which must work
in harmony to carry out the ancient
command to subdue and replenish the
earth. Strikes and trusts are the
clumsy attempts of the giants, Labor
and Capital, to carve out each a world
on which ho shall be sole lord Co-operation will be the form in which thev
will work together when they realize,
as they aro coming to do, tliat as enemies they can only harm each other
while as allies they aro masters of tlio
world — K. & M. Journal.
VOU   NEVER   CAN   TKM..
With the avowed object of ripping
wide open tho mining laws of the province, the Provincial Mining association
push are askieg working miners and
prospectors and business men to lend
them their aid. If miners and prospectors and business men are sensible tliey
will have nothing to do with the Pro-
vincial Mining association, which is or-
ganizod for no other purpose than to
ulldoze the legislative nssemblv iiuo
repealing the penalty clause o'f the
eight-hour law, and the repeal of all
other laws that protect men who work
in mines for a livelihood. The hydraulic mine owners of Atlin. who 'would
employ Japanese in tlieir mines, are in
league with the disgruntled initio
managers of IlosHland, who want the 2
per cent tax repealed and the eight-
hour law rendered inoperative. It is a
well-planiied scheme, but no one in
Kootenay should be fooled by it, mul
no one will be except men who do their
mining around bar-room stoves and In
faw vers' ofllccs.—Tribune.
.IVItH.lV*   Kl.tM),
Theodore Legate, the famous *aw-
mill mau has executed n lease of Life,
man's leland at Arrowhead nnd has al.
ready begun operation*. TheC- P. It.
engineers are on the ground laying out
a spur (rom I iiuntV point to the island,
that will connect the mill with the railroad. 'I I if citizen-* of Arrowhead, after
careful consideration, have decided to
allow Ludgate to go ahe.nl with his
mill A* the Maud ha* been Used for
park purposes there wm ti strung op-
jtosition to haying it spoiled by a mill.
However, all the delegates appointed
to interview the Dominion nnd rrovin
vial government* have 1-ecti called back
by ozonagram*, and everybody ih tun
l uig up lor ttie iiiiz/, ol the ing »aw,
- liner, nm havitoua.
structior. department until the line is
completed to a point near Midway when
they will be moved here.
It is announced that grading will be
commenced as soon as the frost is out
of the ground and all preliminaries will
be completed in the meantime, so that
there will lie no delay when once grading is started. The* line from Curlew
to Midway will be rushed with all practicable speed, as it is the company's intention to reach the Similkameen with
its line by next fall and in order to do
this, the line from Curlew to Midway
will have to be completed at an early
date in order to get in the outfits and
supplios over its own line in time for
early construction west of here.
AGAINST   THK   COAL,   COMPANY
Nothing is known at Nelson of the
strike situation at the mines of the
Crow's Nest Coal company. The feeling generally throughout Kootenay is
one of bitterness against the company
and its management. It is claimed that
the company has secured the finest coal
deposit in Canada, and that the people
of Canada practically built the company a railway over which the product
of the company's mines could be marketed, and in return for all this tbe
company lias no end of trouble with its
employees through attempting to introduce in British Columbia methods that
have caused much strife and suffering
in Pennsylvania. Nearly every town
and community iu southeastern British
Columbia is dependent upon mining,
and unless a regular supply of fuel is to
be obtained, the mines and smelters
cannot bc operated profitably. There
is only one other place in British Columbia where coke is made, namely, at
•Union—lOTnding~VOTeoittver Is'iand7
Thc Union Colliery companv havo 200
coke ovens at thai place. This coke
can be placed en cars at the ovens and
tiie cars transferred on barges to Vancouver. The output of these'200 ovens,
in addition to what could be secured
from other places, might be sufficient
to keep the Granby smelter at Grand
Forks and two furnaces of the smelter
at Trail in operation. The smelter at
Nelson has enough fuel on band to run
it about three months. Tho smelters at
Greenwood and Boundary Falls will
will have to close down-Nelson Tribune
Rev. Mr. Campbell
t , .,..**.       ..  '   *-
ONTARIO   MINING   OPERATIONS.
The report of the Ontario Bureau of
Mines for last year, which will be issued
shortly, will show considerably in
creased mining operations in Ontario
during 1002, especially in gold, copper
and nickel, Thero were considerably
fewer new mines located last vear than
in 1001, but more actual mining development took place. There were loss
wild-catting and more genuine mining.
The Sudbury, Manitoulin, Michipicoton and Lake of the Woods districts
are all witnessing what the Toronto
News calls "a healthy mining boom ' at
present Most of the good mines havo
been taken over by American capitalists, who arc pushing development work
The past year tnnde n provincial
record for prelimluarv development of
mining properties, and the bureau of
mines expects that the present year
will witness a very large increase in
the actual mining output. Tho nickel
industry, "under the new capitalists
now in control, is being considerably
increased, but as vet the provincial
government has not seen lit to put in
force the policy of an export dutv on
nickel announced by Premier llo«
\-<_\w two vcm rtiiiu'.'.
The Helmotit gold mine in Hastings
county, promises iu Its owners* belief
to be iiuo of Hie greatent gold mines on
on the continent. Here provision is
being made to Increase the equipment
from '■> ■ to 101 stamps.
SI.IKMV    OKI;    SHIIMIK.VrM
The total amount of ore shipped from
the Moiiin and .slocau City inining
divisions for the year Pi«>2 was, upprox-i
imately. '2s,0m) tons .Since January 1
tod-'ehriiarv 21. 1'nUhe fbiptiieiilslmve
Iwen sis follows:
Wnk
cedar shingles is unparalleled. Eastern shippers are already placing large
orders, and as soon as spring opens a
great increase in the demand will come
from the prairie districts. The demand
for rough lumber used in railroad construction will augment the demand to
an enormous extent. The building of
the new railways through Canada will
require alone a tremendous cut, and it
is questionable if sufficient can be got
out to meet the requirements of the
trade. The increased building operations on the prairie too will almost be
sufficient in itself to cause a good deal
of worry to the lumber men. All the
mills in the neighborhood of Revelstoke
are making big improvements in an
effort to cope with the demands already
insight Tho Revelstoke Lumber Co.
nre increasing their mill capacity to
the limit, while the new owners of the
Fred Robinson Lumber Co., the Ludgate Mills and James Taylor and associates on the Arrow Lakes are rushing through needed repairs, additions,
etc, t2 put in a big run the coming season. Revelstoke will benefit beyond
conception by this era of lumbering development.—Revelstoke Herald.
A   STRONG   TEST.
If the alleged labor leaders in Canada
wero like the Irish Nationalist members of parliament in the United Kingdom prohibited from accepting favors
either of office, patronage or money
from the government of the day, a
much better test of their sincerity
would be afforded. Mr. Foley of British Columbia opposed tho government
candidate in Yale-Cariboo at the last
general election and subsequently accepted au office under the government
-witha-sa!ary-o{"$15-a-day-and-espen-
ses. The work was only temporary
but it no doubt gave Mr, Foley a couple
of thousand dollars. Now he has made
a campaign in a bye-election against
the government candidate Could it be
in his mind that the government desired
to bribe him with an office or emolument after his first run they might
have a still stronger desire to hire him
again '.' It is harrowing to think what
would become of the labor agitators in
Canada if tliey were debarred like the
Irish members from drawing a stiver
from the public chest. Th-j house of
commousjis worth trying for now that
the salary is $1,500 for half a year's
work.—Events.
^ssocfation convention
Provisional  Organization Affected  and Delegate
fe Sent from Hew Denver. 83
PROVINCIAL   MINING   ASSOCIATION
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last Sabbath in Mureh. Stsrtin? with
April, Nakusp and File Valley will he
cut off of the Slocan circuit and Sandon
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verton.
The meeting of the local legislature
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government fear* Attei.% and wi*he* «*>
pMtfMMW th* fatal Aaj a* long «h p©**
•ihle It will ute the Provincial Mining
••notation as a weight to beep it, if
possible, tram flying off the earth
After the busineM meeting Mondar
evening the Knfghf* of Prrftf.ts opened
tho lode* Ut the wives *a*l sister* ate!
danfhterf of members, nnd in the pre*-
tmen of a isrga lathering pre.wnt**J«'
F. Nehwn wita a msgmrnvnt »ilm
wettic* cabinet a* a tekm ot i!»* btgh
tmmm in which Mr. NtHon i« belA by
hi* brother member*.    A Aoiti p»o-
Mnnitoba may have u \u*w railway
that will release it from the greed <if
the C. V. It The Midland Kail way
eonomiiv. provided Ibev run ,»■■>» '•»
charter,  utter to build 2.VM nub's of! Monitor   Jan. )
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whatever trton Ibe i*eu^)i* mi', nlv a the
government the privilege of fixing
rale*. The company will ipend (BW,-
*m,*»*i it a charter is granted them,and
tree Wfiltrn Canada Irom tailrftvi
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.t c«nt. Next lo a gov.-riiin<oi road
(hi* i* the Im*»1 thing that could happen
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IHO   VKXlt   UCSIOHKU.
A 320,000,000 mining deal is pending
in the Cmur d'Aiene silverdead mining
camps of Northern Idaho. The contemplating purchasei is tho American
Smelting and Refining company (the
lead trust). The negotiations involve
every great producing mine in the
Coour d'Alenes, with the single exception of the Hercules, and the possible
exception of tho proportion of the Empire State-Idaho (Charles Sweeney's
company). Trusted agents of tho lead
trust are quietly investigating the
properties uhder "option. The deal is
being promoted by D. M. Hyman of
Denver, president of the Frisco company.
If the deal should go through it will
bo the biggest (mining transaction in
the history of the northwest It will
comprise the Hecla and tho Standard,
now controlled by Finch and Campbell;
the Morning Ciroup and other properties owned by Larson and (ireenough:
tho Frisco, controlled bv I) M. Ilyimiu;
the Crown Point, the Ibitiker Hill and
Sullivan, ptuLably .til ul tho iiiiu.> oi
the Empire State Idaho, and other leg*
noted propertied. The eniiibiued annual output of these mines in from
8H,<)t>i,it(»0 to SlJ.oXMkM They employ
nearly •J;-*)') men and produce nearly 10
per cent of the lead output, of tho Toiled
State-.
ItAt'K   IM   HI.'   MhMMHI.
('n'.e Younger the bandit, nf'er serv«
ing i'i years in Stillwater and ten yeart*
on par>de iu MiuneMita, tut-, ui h-l
heen pard-nned ms.i allowed t<> g<» Imme
l<» Miof.ury Coleutut home la-.t week
niid M'veial f.itted c«|vi->* were killed
*iW<*fu>l   5.no  SijiiiUiii       iiii'  ^iie»ls <>i
hon*>r i\t tl:e rt-ce|ti"n were Aunt
Suiie nod her Muter, Aunt Ann. two
veiierahta colored uuuu-ii. Aunt Sune
was Cole's eld name und "mammy''in
the idaverv day.*, Hoth thonixteiTN had
saved ("ofe's life,   (hie night wIi-imi  a
bodv of Kaii*At javhawker* had Mtr-
....."titi    I* « . .,  •
leader wan knnrMu? at the door KmO
bti«ie»|*t>n**it it. A quilt wa* ilropi>e*l
about her claw-ii; curve*: Cole crouched
h#JiF:BniI hipr «»wi| lwin!**i|l|ii titr,'i>- *^m<M lib*
two w:ilkft| out unchallenged.
"F.trefJawd, Mhho.i Cole,'1 *he cried,
I'll't i,iOt\n.i,   li,   .1...   vnn    »imiii««..«- '.>'■>.
lie rently Jodie*, J it ''
Saturday evening upwards of 45 citizens met in Pythian Hall, Clever block,
to discuss the formation of a branch of
the Provincial Mining Association in
New Denver and the election oi a delegate to attend the convention which
opened at Victoria yesterday.
Chas. S. Rashdall" was elected chairman of the meeting. Tlie question of
organization was thoroughly discussed
and there was not a dissenting voice
when tho vote was taken. Organization was only provisional, however.
Forty-five names were enrollcdjn a
few minutes.
One delegate was allowed for every
20 names, but the meeting decided to
send only one, in view of the prevailing
business, conveying upon the delegate
sent power to appoint a second,
W.S.Drewry's name was the only one
mentioned and he was elected delegate
by acclamation.
Sixty-two dollars was raised nt the
meeting to defray the expenses of the
delegate. This 'sum was increased to
about $80 later, and on Monday morning Mr. Drewry started for Jtly£coast^	
ItirnetTros'ibie^ninFtimVtFsrafe
just what form the association will take
upon itself, nor what it will attempt to
do, but it is certain to be of inestimable
vaiuclin bringing about ajmore prosperous condition of affairs in tho mining
region, if conductcdi tipon broad, non-
sectional grounds. The association
cannot regulate the prices of metals,
but it can assist in removiug the burdens imposed on the industry by the
Dominion Government in the form of
heavy duties on mine supplies; it can
bring about a better understanding between employers and employees to tho
avoidance of strikes; it can" hy proper
suggestion, representing the majority
view of those chiefly interested, prevent the introduction of injudicious
legislation and see that the mining
laws in future are framed in such a
manner as to encourage not only thein-
vestment of capital in the province, but
to stimulate exploration and prospecting; it can, as a similar association has
done in California, compel the Government to increase the elliciency of the
Mines Department; it can do'much to
advertise the great mineral reiotirccs of
the country, and inspire confidence by
discouraging "wild-cattiiiR"' and dishonest promotion: in short, if now for
once prejudice and apathy can bo overcome, and capital and labor induced to
join hands for tho common good, it is
reasonable to expect that the new association will be the means hy which at
no distant date, British Columbia will
become one of thu most productive and
most prosperous mineral areas on the
American continent.
KlfillTIIOt ll   LAW.
THK   LEAD   IXDUSTttV.
We notice that the I .iberal representatives in British Columbia, while disclaiming being protectionist in theorv,
are nevertheless willing to be protectionist ip practice, so far as the lead industry is concerned. .It is surely a fair
question to ask them in what 'respect
the lead industry differs essentially
from any other industry based upon
Canadian raw material" We confess
tliat we can see no difference. Tlie
present condition of tiie lead mining
and smelting industries is the logical
outcome of the attempt to develop any
industry in a new country without
national protection, and in complete dependence upon a foreign market. So
long as the producer "is forced to sell
in a foreign market, and the consumer
to buy in a foreign market, the consumer will pay the highest going price
and the producer will receive the lowest going price. Production and consumption will both languish and manufacturers decay. So large a part of the
value of any'manufactured article is
placed upon'it by the process of manufacture, that a nation which is able to
absorb-this-portiun-of~ih"e~vahvewiii"Bi~
ways become prosperous and wealthy
whether it produces a great quantity
of raw material or not. it buys inthe
cheapest market and sells in the dearest. And uo matter how rich in natural
resources a country may be, if it does
not work up its own raw material into
manufactured articles before selling it,
it will always remain a second-class
country, as poor in tlie arts as it is in
the riches of civilization. This is generally admitted even by free traders.
Tlieir argument is, however, uuder free
trade those industries for which a country is peculiarly adapted will be developed. A practical example is afforded by the present condition of the
Canadian lead industrv. Canada, with
its great supplies of silver-lead ores, its
manufacturing enterprise, mechanical
skill, and ample supply of capital jh
surely, of all countries, one most fitted
for the development of the many aud
important industries dependent upon
lead bb their raw material. Yet, strange
to say, the load used in Canada is re-
lined and manufactured in the United
States, in Germany, in (Jreat Britain,
everywhere and anywhere except in
Canada, while instead of our large pro-
auction stimulating an export trade in
crude ont and bullion is vapidly dwindl-
ing awav. Ab a perfect, concrete nx-
ample of the virtues of free trade in a
country like Canada, our lead industry
cannot bit beaten. And iust as surely,
if Canada ever desert* her policy of
national production, the same results
will follow iu other induntries. Thero
is no difference between the lead industry and auy other manufacturing
industry. Face to face with the results
of free trade, free traders become protectionists, and if they are better than
their creed in concrete instance.-, we
need not quarrel with their iuconsUtcii-
t.'li". nn *»'«:'iiei-:il priucij-lc*     LV4i>sii.it.
NI.AVK   I'OI.H-V    IV   SlM'TII    AI'lilTA.
A despatch Ifnni London s.-iv-:
A ties)
inancial
Wallah:, Idaho, Feb. 21.—Never in
the hi*t«ry of this camp hint -uch an
important' question  conn* before   the
people nf the fii'iii'd'Ah'tux* H- tlie ono
that has been rai-sed by ihe agltnllon of
the law in the Idaho h%;i.**luturc making
ei^lit hours a duv fm miner-.,   due Ui it
on thin question bus gone to defeat, but
a desperate tight on the part of smne of
tiie  members   is   being  made tn put
through the Catoii hiii introduced into
the senate.   The question is lii-ingdif.
cussed here with  tin
;isin aud is the serine
the laborers, mine owners nnd Im-iiie** j try, wonM now appear to haw'brought
iiii'n     Tin- two  questions   which  are, Knglaiel   lo dose  ipiarters   with   the
being asketi at the present  lime are: * nto-t M»ri"ti*» problem of nil   the proh-
What  ctfect   will the law have upon j leni of mtui ing Millieieut  labor forth**
unties, froin whos*> output the income
required to tni-et tho loans,a rid the new
tax-itli ii   I*    iM-ijtiic    .-.*.;.**.,'. ■>,*,;       }](,
Tht!
arrangement*    which    Mr.
j Chiiniberlain's business geniti" bas *n
j quickly effected iii South Africa, *o far
greate-t eiitluisi. i from M'tthng the mont -eiintis luliculty
coiisideialii-n of J in the *etl|eiueut of that unhappy cmui-
wa^cs, aiet what effect uhl it have upun
the d.-trict '
Milling 0|<erat*ii» eiaitn th.-il in vI-mc
n( tne loinl'icnis of the lea I market
and tli** im reaseij iptlicutfy in working
many nf the properties at the great
depth ohtmfie-l in the mines within the
last two year-, u will r«-«ult in j,«reaf
hard-hip to all clas-** of citi/.eiis, The
operator* -».iv tUtt with ue,-\ i-i il.e
mini's it will remilt  in either n coin-
|<n*ii- *.n**e*lni*U i'l tlie p.AttiD nf mill IU
J (.'haiiiberiaiii«gieat
I m-t
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| the reduction in the liout/of -iu-il;. T!>c
average cut tit the wages will be. >n per
fast   ot
'no bnn it ii
mining ts j
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v. v. *  »:. rosatnrcTiost.
'.     Lumber i* tmw bein-r h.nife-f foe the
. c-Oi-ilMi toll c*(li|M   nl   |l«-   V. V   A K ,
' wWfh are btbvj jut tn resdine-H pre.
' ftrtmry to viartltig wort'*, ««'j it,*
j. Midwav DUp*t< h The ctinp* at" lo-
1 e»t*-»-i| m few rnAt:** *'**3!*b * i W-.-Ikav un
the Hue f**tww» here and Otrletr, and
will W tbe h«Mdqw*»te»*  ««« tin- *-**n-
in    conversation,
•i  tin*  b'.fyt.
ra>
f*»t
Lumbermen
that rod will  n** tin- 'ingest  year
r'l'-   indii-'i-y   'As.;-   -,v;.,.i.„e L**   .-<,,-<
*e.-ii. and ifie Herald l*'U<-ve* that »he
bfto-'i*   to   }y-\-l'Ut,,);t.    tf
It-du-
ttr.p.,
riii.M;-
ug.'i thi i om:
in idfoiecuFi haidh lw e*iiiu*tvA*\
* alroadv tit *iitht will overtax tha'
i.v u\ the iiiiilt ,ii>r ttie vutti'mg i
"pring, summer and fall.
i M- dew-ii..» for  British   Cotumbial
Wl.# H»n Prnm lit* K»«l.
Brought valuable gifts to e\|>re-»
their devotion: Wi».e men «f fulay regard Life lllMirHllce ;is one i,{ the ino-t
vidmble a«i*t«* for their families Tlie
Movent I.de ol CmtH'la ts-ui-i a i-**Ihv
tolar which eiralls all corner-*.   If in-
Ji'l'i- -ti'A,   Uliicl,   Uml*a,Uu-'lU  V«»U   *\ie,
if not UnlAy.hnw Jong will \an defer
prttectin* your family? 1a*\ rnn for-
£i't, Wjijjiinj J. Twin,iie.mml Agent.
Ka*-*'<>. will give you hi* eight year-*' *•«•
peri-lit-'. on Life Insurants for afkiiig.
, < > (.1. aiei   Iio'   itole.is,
i mining one Ion ui or«
I cent., *'iy tise operator
*. >.*   i      '   .   ■ ,.,-.  .*.   J.   . I,-H   ,,tt*i hit i ,i
tit Ih'isi-'h i'udtttuhia. whi-m
Irndng ili>n<- undrr tliAiicn'tie**.
The w,ig«* paid bv tno-t iniiies n,.\» i«
:t*i rftits |a-r Iiour Tin- average wage
laid iu ail the iiiiiifs-iif tltn district are
for ininert, mticken* andinitiioi-ti,*! 'x.
tiinWrrnen, thalum-it ,tnd in*i-hinisfs,
»t. Hint engineers from jj ia ;.}.'. i.
These are as gwrfl wtgttn n* *rt ]vA tri
. t.Litt-i    oiOii'jirf   v*sioe-   liwlNV.      \Uf\  lie
i tin- wage* »»k*-»i for i*y tin- miner*.
Tiie day *hiff tatn «-ftrk ten Ii *.trf.
i while the fitflit *hift tntn wmk inf*e
'Imtri.   The men us* thn time ot the
company g«»in« to ami from their work
!      Mr
sfteech on file 17th
'otitaiii- the assurance that he, in
If of tin <».*vem:tii"iit, will r<'lu-»«!
the itiifairlutioti of Chitie-e|abor -which
would i-rohably he the nun of Soiitli
Africa, Hut when eornered Ity tho
fitiiiiut! in.irfiut--. wlio in-i-is then- can
he tio fi-Venilo wi»ttnt|t   etai'io ».-,»!.•,. t-t
lair, tin-  inhiiuiti   ."secretary   does not
• t,xJ,*t   , .   ..,      rn     *:(on»ti.     ntquiM!!k   in
Col fr'ilili nf llii* jj atlVc.    \i\,ii is   ;,'|si*i-.|
to loaf or to cii(His«« work above ground
mi llie cast ot i rather than in the mines    KnglHimen
wiil  he .11 p.-r i must m»iin Jitake up their titiiels <,u this
They-ac th*t« ■ matter of «ai(.»r.-.-l  lalsu    '*ht«b t*.i*\
ue hi mt lUesi, mio, in0t*i-'i, is a<l voeatei'l
b\ some as the   onlv sojntioti of   thn
js'iiilh Afficiii pr-ohleui.     It  will be a
had day f«r our  Ktnpire if to maintain
the   iitiiiiiu   companies'   property   we
um-eiit to whit i« leallv s'„iverr.
Mr.
(Tiaioheriiiti.it   i*  to  up   hoped,
will
leave fhe  1'iinoi -   ';-1*,>•?<i<•.•-.   t,,  -,
»*■»'♦
Ihejr   l.iifco    pfoii>lii   ill   tie-    miiv
j'i»t
wav, hv tiivi»»j»   v...,.-.**  t,,  inln* «•
i 1 ee
labor to ••■it :<A'.ii fif- to'lu's
Tile 1<:i!!i'»t i-* lli I
capita I:-iu tf^r*.—-
litie.
iS}J4%i/ijI-c* tb.'ii
Miner-'   Mag*- THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B. C, FEBRUARY 26, .1903.
Tenth Year
ThbLeixje Is two dollars a, year in advance When not so paid it is $2.50 to parties worthy of credit. Legal advertising 10 cents ft
nonpariel line lirst insertion, and 5 cents a line each subsequent insertion. Reading notices 25 cents a lino, and commercial advertising
trailed in prices according to circumstances.
FELLOW PILGRIMS: Tub Lkdoe Is located at NewDenver, B. C, and can be traced to many parts ofthe 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
blazer as well us the boy-windowed and champagne-flavored capitalist. It aims to be on the right side of everything and believes that hell
hould be administered to the wicked in large doses. It has stood the test of time, and an over-increasing 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 the benefit
of humanity and the financier. Come in and see us, but do not pat the bull dog on tho cranium, or chase the black cow from our water
barrel; one is savage nnd 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 t hornless 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 aubsc-rip
tion is due, and that the editor
wants once again to look at
your collateral.
TBURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2G. 1903.
rKOSI THE EDITOR'S UPPER STOPE.
Public opinion may ruin a woman, but a man never does.
Greed is the prime cause of tlve
coal strike in East Kootenay.
Perhaps Foley is now excluding
the Chinese by sawing wood in his
own backyard.
, Most of the politicians in B. C.
live in glass houses, aud seldom is
the glass plate.
Running a newspaper in the Slocan these days is like casting your
bread into a swift creek.
We are just now taking a rest,
but  before  long there will be a
-great-boom .in-the.Sloean_________
A 810,000,000 museum is to be
built in Chicago. J. K. Clark
might find a niche in it for his
lawBuit.
To escape loss by robbery many
people are now wearing paste diamonds. This is one way of saving
money. 	
It has now been discovered that
a mechanical shock will, kill microbes. All it requires is a steady
jar. People should gather them
up and set them on the engine of
a fast express train.
In West Yale today Doc. Sanson
will be beaten out of all Semlince
to a lucky candidate. The snow
of defeat will be so thick around
Doc's neck that he will need several
shots to thaw it out.
Waterbury has more than watches. Gaelic is taught in the night
schools of the city, and strangers
in the city, hearing the noise, are
inclined to think that it is a great
burg for Scotch suppers.
"How much of a population has
New Denver?" said a stranger the
other day. An old pathfinder replied: "I don't know, partner;
but wait until the boat comes in,
and they will all be at the wharf."
Coercive legislation has had a
blow in Vermont. After fifty years
the prohibition liquor law has been
repealed in Vermont, and next
Saturday liquor will be sold in
that state, by those who can obtain
aTlicensST      ———     ——— —
The snowslide season is upon ua
and not a tourist in sight to fall
into raptures over these soft-
weather indicators.
Yellow specks have already appeared in the woods around Slocan
lake. They indicate a labor storm
in the near future.
The Russian newspapers claim
that in their country there is a
man 200 years old. He has been a
widower for 122 years, which partly
accounts for his great age. Such a
man must have spent his youth in
a town like New Denver.
In Rossland if a drunken man
loses his money at poker in a saloon the police will arrest the
saloonkeeper. Such a barbaric
custom has never been turned
loose in the Slocan* Drunken men
with a love for cards are pie in the
Slocan for some boozerino merchants, and as to the police rough-
locking the game, such a thing has
yet to become history.
The News-Advertiser says that
the Duusmuir-Prior administration
has added £0 per cent, to the
funded debt; imposed new and increased existing imposts, so that
the burden of taxation has doubled;
pledged the province to find millions of dollars to enrich railway
promoters; granted concessions for
hundreds of square miles of pulp
timber to gratify political supporters or bribe political opponents,
and yet been unable to provide for
the requirements of the public service or for the carrying out of
needful public works. Appropriations voted three years ago have
not been carried out because the
money provided for them has been
diverted to other purposes. Yet
the burden of salaries and pay-
-ments-have»beeix4nade,stilLheayier,
for the patient but harrassed taxpayer. ,	
A   GENTLE   HINT.
Medical superstition is still rampant in Canada, judging from the
way people run after vaccine.
There is no proof that vaccination
ever saved a single individual from
smallpox, but fear makes a fetich
of filth and the world jogs along.
Russia is catching on to American ideas. Three horse thieves
were recently lynched in the country of tho iron hand.
In Ontario Sunday laws arc becoming bo obnoxious that in some
towns thc people arc forming clubs
to save their liberty.
Once more we rtee to remark that
the scenery in the Silvery Slocau
has no superior on earth. Get in
late nnd avoid tlie snowslides.
Must of the coa! mJnerH in
Georgia are convicts leased by the
state to the inining companies.
Probably thin kind of laljor would
Huit the Crow's Nest Pass magnates.
A lecturer in the oast recently
Haiti that thero was no humanity
in socialism. As it te nearly all
humanity, thte lecturer must lie
densely ignorant or a* willing liar.
Parliament, was opened in Kng-
lanil by King Kdward last. week.
His speech Irom the tliioin- Via-
notalile for the elever way in which
his niaje.-t\ hiii
u   i
iuu-u
Atiin  Ui
Slocau lake i* the n.o.-l beautiful
of nil the lakes* in America, but il
will not be seen by many tourists
until the liiuid   ol' the   <:. P. II. is
An ozotiagraiu tioui While llmse
Hint*!"    thai     A,     'is.t\t\\it:.u\>    -nil*
counted in  tie-  audience at a min-
utti'l utifc.v in that Ivif.eU lilll'.'the
Other evening. '1 'hu* tJoes' the b;iId-
head whine eternal even   if the pcr-
Prior's statements in Vancouver
and Winnipeg do not couple with
any degree of evenness. Perhaps
the colonel was too full of beef and
beer on his eastern trip to remember all he said. Ho frequently acts
like a man who depended largely
on beer and beef for inspiration.
The C. P. R. should raiso tho
wages of thc men who work for
them. The scalo is not high enough
considering the enormous freight
rates this road charges. The people would not object so much to
high rates if the money thus obtained was expended in remunerating tho employees of the great
octopus. 	
Tho r-a«e of Clark vs. Collom has
been before the courts in British
Columbia rov 2!( months without
having a hearing. If (Mark does
not die tho case will soon bo old
enough to walk into court and talk
for itself, A Collom or two might
lit; written on this ease, but it is
not safe while all the vacant cells
in the jails are not full.
British Col tun hi a gave her coal
huute away anil now some ui us
cannot get coke for our smelters,
Verily I liis province needs it guardian for we are going against the
teachings of Christ. lie said to s,-Il
sell all that had and give it to the
poor. Instead of doing that we
give  all  that   ue have to the rich,
and are being punished for our sin.
-*   .. i        .,,     ,        , i
I,., i,   ,.*  .,«..   ,*■*   .■*    ...«..,.,
,;},. ,,   i   :.  -.:,.';  '!    ' *r'V *' <*•'   :•   'ti*"v!
thai eternally yearn - for black din-!
tsui-nd-'. ■
One so frequently hears of the
paternal boot as applied to the undesirable youthful suitor that it is
a pleasure to chronicle the more
humane method adopted by a
wealthy Glasgow merchant for
choking off a "follower" of his
daughter. The girl was very young
and so was the follower, but nevertheless he called formally on the
the object of his affections. The
merchant and his wife entered the
room, tho latter bearing a glass of
milk and a huge slice of bread,
spread with butter and jam.
"Now, dear, run away to bed,"
said tho kindly mother to her
daughter, "It's timo all good girls
should bc in bed." Then the
Glasgow merchant addressed the
astonished young man: "Now,
youngster, you drink that glass of
milk and take that slice of bread
and jam to eat on your way home,
and hurry, for your mother must
be anxious about your being out so
late by yourself." Tho young
man did not call again.
HKMICVKS IN WOMAN'S ItltiHTS.
A Marysvillo, California, woman
who believes in woman's rights,
gave u praotioul demonstration of
the extent to which sho thinks her
sex may go in enforcing a temperance lesson upon hor husband.
Knowledge of the fact that her
better-half was iu a saloon having
come to hor. tho woman boldly entered the place and. taking a seat
at one of tho small tables, ordered
drinks for herself aud  three mon
seated there. The husband was
astonished and tried to argue with
her that she was doing wrong. But
she stoutly maintained that it was
her right to do as her husband did,
and he finally yielded tho point,
pledging himself to abstain in future on the condition that his wife
would not repeat the lesson.
FROM   THK   WASTE   DUMP.
Four new smelters were, to have been
completed in January of the present
year in Old Mexico.
The laBt annual report of the Quincy
mine, Michigan, states that tho cost of
producing the 19,000,000 pounds of cop
per credited to the property the past
year was 8.8 cents per pound.
Another effort is being mado in the
United States to get up an expedition
to Siberia, for exploration of the coast
opposite Nome, where it ie believed
there are good deposits of placer gold
along- the beach.
The presence of cobalt in the gold-
copper orea of Lemhi county, Blackbird
district, Idaho, was recently announced.
The discovery haB given new life to the
camp, which' was lagging under low
silver and copper values.
The main shaft of the big (Jwynn
mine, Calavares county, Cal., was sunk
2,000 feet before the "lode was Btruck.
This enterprise was undertaken on
the, report of Engineer Thomas, who
estimated tho lode would be opened
there.
The Calumet and Arizona property
of Arizona, out-putted 1,600,000 pounds
during the past year, and the management estimated that the total tliis year
will be 80,000,000 pounds, making it one
ofthe most important producers in the
district.
M. A. Hickey, tho original discoverer
of the famous Anaconda copper mine of
Butte, parted with the lirst half interest
in tho property for the mere doing- of
assessment work, and the latter half
after further development had been
done for but §10,000.
The Chamber of Mines of .Johannesburg has published the ollicial report
that the production of the Rand mines
in December was 106,023 ounces pold,
making: the production for the entire
year 1002,1,701,410 ounces, or half the
output for the year 1898, immediately
before the outbreak of the war.
Pedro Alvarado, of the Paral district,
Mexico, is said to have risen from a S15
per month peon four years ago to be n
multimillionaire now," estimated as being worth §40,000,000 and more He
first staked a property on the Veta Colorado vein, of Parral, where his riches
were made in the great silver producer.
A late report from Keystone, Nevada,
contains the infonnation that the indictment filed against Superintendent
Traylor for killing the men who were
endea-vorinff—to—force_him_Jjtoin_the.
camp, failed, and that the president of
of the local miners' union had been indicted for participating" in the effort to
use forcible means for expulsion of the
superintendent.
In Amador county, California, where
the deepest mines of the state, are being
operated, the Kennedy shaft has attained a depth of 2,500 feet, and there
is discussion among the mine owners
there to sink tn -1,000 feet depth The
grade of ore handled seems to warrant
this further project, and give to the life
of these great Mother Lode properties
an extended lease.
pleted for supplying Kalgoorlie and
Coolgardie districts, West Australia.
The Helen river was damned at Mun-
daring, by a concrete weir 100 feet
high, 15 feet wide at the top, 85 feet
wide at the bottom and 700 feet long.
The water thus restrained will be
pumped 300 miles, by means of eight
sets of pumping stations, each of which
will handle 2,800,000 gallons per dav.
The pipe line is 36 inches in diameter."
The U. S. government has instituted
an action against the Mountain Copper
company, limited, for $50,000 damages,
alleged to be the result of sulphur fumes
from the smelter sweeping over the adjacent forests. The case is following
succe-BSjul prosecution by individuals of
the district, and seems to indicate that
the management of a company involved
in a most sensational labor trouble, is
to bo the victim of other troubles.
Mining engineers predict that the big
tnnnel projects of Colorado have the
project of utilizing water opened in the
upper workings, to generate power for
pumping from levels below the deep
tunnels should sinking progress beyond
the great adits now being established
In this manner it is predicted that operations there may bo to a depth unthinkable in a lovel country, where a
shaft must be started from tlie Burface.
SUDBURY   IS    FLOURISHING
Sudbury is the most flourishing town
in Northern Ontario just now.
The nickel mines are being worked
full blast, about four thousand men being employed on tho Copper Cliff deposits. The ores are treated much moro
thoroughly there now than they used
to be. A well-equipped refinery has recently been erected, which purities the
matte to about 75 per cent. „ of pure
nickel. The matte is then all shipped
to New Jersey, where the Oxford Copper company purchase the entire output
and convert it into the pure nickel and
copper of commerce.
Lumbering operations are also very
brisk in the pirto limits of tho district.
There are fully eight thousand men
working in tlie woods within thirty
miles of Sudbury. The demand for
men is very brisk, the men getting
from $20 to $32 a month and board, and
even with these wages enough help cannot be secured.
The fact that a northern man
had two wives was discovered when
he put a letter to each in the wrong
envelope. Any man so downright
careless does not deserve more than
one wife.
Arthur Jlullen
Has opened a Wholesale Liquor
Store in Three Forks, and has
all kinds of Liquors and Fancy
Drinks, Champagne, Tobacco
and Cigars.
The Best Liquors
in the World—
From France, Ireland and
England -and he wants all hiB
old friends—and new ones—to
come and try a bottle, or case,
or barrel, whether you order
by mail or in person.
We never can tell when death
will shut our air off. It is better
to always be prepared by keeping
the printer paid up.
Everything comes to them that
wait. The divine Sarah Bernhardt is at last getting fat.
January 20 was the dav «ct for pumping in tlie great water system just com-
WHEN IN THE
LUCERNE
TRY
ED ANGRIGNON S
TONSORIAL PARLORS
Brick Block    New Denver
Manager of HOSUN HALL.
d. K. CLARK,
MINES
and MINING
Reports, Examinations and Manage-,
ment.
NEW DENVER,   -   B.C.
SMOKE
MAINLAND
HBRITISH LION
CIGARS
WM.TIETJEN,
MANUFACTURER
HOTEL TO RENT.
Hotel to rent, containing fixtures
and furniture, For further particulars address—
J. T. NAULT, Rosebery.
MORTGAGE SALE BY TENDER.
spring
& summer
ClllflllilO Nl'w I'nttcrnsto
mllllHIfllm »rrlvc In March.
^wlIHIIIVI^V Lea vt-your order
VUlllll^lV now ami   make
k-9 yoin- selection on
arrival of •lotnln. Suit* m<ult» in Hie order that
order* nre received
F. F. LIEBSCHER, H'VfiC
U
rXDER and liy virtue of the 1'owcr of Sale
_. contained fn a certain mortgage, which
may be seen st the oflice of the undersigned,
there will be offered for sale nv tkndbb (to bc
opened at the Law Office of Macdonald, Me-
Masterfc Geary, 51 Yonifo street, Toronto, on
thc 80th dav of March, 1903,) tho following property, namely:
Lots One (I) and Two «), Block Seventeen (17)
McOIIUvray's -addition to the Town of New Denver, B, C.  Thc property Is An hy 115 feet and on
the same Is a frame two-story dwelling.
TERMS OK SALE.
Ten |K»r cent of the purchase money to lie paid
nt the time of salo.atul thelmtance within thirty
days thereafter. Sale imlijoet to a Reserve Bid.
Tenders will require to bo posted not later than
the jtith day of March, IMS, addressed a* follows:
MAODONELL, McMASTKR & GEARY,
51 Yonjje SI rcet, Toronto, Ont.
Men's Heavy
Sew ;ind complete stock
«'l   tin-   hitt'st and  best.
You're going
away?
Don't, you think it good photograph
will bu the right thing to leave he
hind you?     We make a feature of
Memory
Brightening
Photographs
They'll remind those who remain nt
home tlmt yon arc an individual
worth missing,
Queen Studio
Baker St. Nelson
8* Newmarket Hotel®
K        ——        K
I^*AfflPa||| \\W DCItV(r, offers a pleasant substitute for k£
homo to those who travel. It is situated on the KJi
shore, of Lake Sloean, the most beautiful lako in L*J
all America.    From its balconies and windows *^-*
^■-^ ■        ini America,     riuiu  us   uuicunien mm wuiuetts y^
rji em. he seen the grandest scenery upon this continent. hJi
LrJ The internal arrangements of the hotel are the reverse L*J
^4 to telephone, all the rooms being plastered, and electric &-■£
,hy M
111*11    ^^y__^
^■w pacic is jtisi as welcome a- me muiiouutie wim in** mn. w-w
pifA Kvcry guest receives the best ot enre and protection. nJi
U™J The liquors are the h.-si in the Slocau. and thc L"J
ii hotel hnslong been noted for its fish and game dinners, kc
r^A bells at the head of every bed make it easy for tht
LnJ moments in the iii(irniiig.«^v^!s^t«3!»^^|f--£1i~-S*<-5>5^
h* Tlie best nml cheapest meals in the country arc
A|J| tn be found in the dining room. Thc house is run up-
L™J on cosmopolitan principles, and the prospector with his
^ * pack is just as welcome a- the millionaire with his roll.
y w Hotel lllis long lieen noieo ior its usn iuhi ^iiiuit iiimit-ir, -.-—
*J\ This is the only fu>t-class house in the Lucerne of r*Ji
u*J North Aineriea. due look at the landlord will con-L^J
ii vince any stranger that lite viands arc of the best quid- -^^
^g* ily. Uooiih reserved by telegraph.i^^^^i»S<-£C5>
w"J llfiNHY STRW:.   IVtiprietiir-\^)tf\<t^v^6\@^))f'
K
the
*n  wnnt, for
fonnance is a llv <*ne.
if»
It i* quite likely   that   tile Itloli-
!   ii'ivnuit'-nf   "r   I!   C   will be
The Prior government continues! (v .
t>>    "'i.ii-    tin-    lil'iitiS-'-'    tniilii'V    I »v ' ...-. it '. ;,
throwing psip to any little heeler
who will shout for it. It is a petty
coneerii and as speedily as possible
should he relegated to the darkest
spot in the political cemetery. It
dors not  deserve a   shingle for a
defeated next iitonlh ainl a genera! j headboard, and should he dumped!
election lake pi.uv u;, p.nU line.., uiiCi-rt-iiiotii'iti-ly Uitu :t deep /-rave, i
Almost anything i* preferable to j filled with chloride td lime and h-li j
the legislative ahntlion tliat this! to rot, unhoiiored and unsung. Iiyi
province has been pestered with jail who love a stable ami an hone.«.tj
for the past few years. j government. i
uA.'.y
hills,   Styles neverlW'W
before  shown    In    the *- ■*
camp,
ol light shoes
'...   -.  »„ll--t„v*
Wait for them.    Well
have    everything    for
summer   aiid   evening
wear for Ladies, Misses,
Men and IJoys,
We still have some very
ing Uttgaiii* left in oui
old stock Hoot A. Shoe
sale.     A-«k toHce them.
t*'m2*tt«.x*.m.-
*tt*i    ,,    am a
mt.    Stmi'.-i.    j»iW
u
Sh4 h*.     M K
"jidlwt    1*(   >«C    >*K    Xl*t    >j*t«r    5w*ta»l    MM    mimt   X
iR<anri)U' /Alf Ma null
iJL^S£*& IA It lAVS.     '   '   ■
ll*ip#l
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V
XI
9
J. B. SMITH & CO.
New Denver, If. C.
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K. H. Cuiustox, (Jencrnl Malinger,
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Tenth Yeah.
THE LEDUE, NEW DENVER, £. c., FEBRUARY 26, 2903.
her lm Words to Com
For two days she had laid white
and still as death. Many times,
indeed, tbe watchers thought she
was dead, but the doctors consulted
said no. How blue-black her hair
looked upon the white pillow!
How thin the white hands that lay
upon the coverlet! She had been
always beautiful, but now her
earthly charms seemed to have
been spiritualized by suffering.
Her husband sat in a rocker by
the bedside, his elbow on the arm,
and his head in his hand. His face
was haggard. He had sat there
for hours and hours, silent, when
the doctors came in from tho outer
room to look at the beautiful
woman lying exhausted from the
long struggle with pneumonia. One
of the doctors patted him kindly
on the head and said: "She is not
suffering."
In the parlor there were gathered
the women, indulging in "the luxury of pity." They were talking
of the white, still woman, who had
lain so for two days.
She had been a belle, and, only
two years ago, it was thought, a
dozen male hearts had been broken
when her engagement to Harry
Sale was announced. He deserved
his prize. He had health and
money and manly beauty.
How he had loved her! Why,
his devotion was a by-word. He
seemed to live only when near her.
At fashionable functions he had
been observed following her with
his eyes around the room, not jealously, but with a love that moistened his eyes as with tears. It was
said he could help her with her
wrap, or into her carriage, like a
man who was servitor to some
angel that he thought might vanish beneath his hands.
"Remember," saiti a gossip in
the parlor, "howr she was said to
to have been engaged to Tom
Franklin. You know they were
much together, three years ago,
and when she went to Europe, he
left shortly after. They were seen
together at Nice, and Tom was
very devoted. There it was we
heard they were to be married."
"Yes, and Tom, about four
months after, came back and resumed his life at the club, and,
Miss Brennan was admiring Bolivar's huge body yesterday and feeding him with peanuts. She leaned
too far over the rail and her new
winter hat dropped off. Bolivar
picked it up and lifted it high in
the air, while Miss Brennan and
her girl friends screamed at the
thought of Bolivar swallowing the
stylish headgear. Bolivar, however, lowered his trunk and Miss
Brennan resolutely reached for her
hat. "Give it here!" she demanded, and Bolivar, to the astonishment of everybody, "gave
it." Nobody was more deeply impressed than Harrison, Bolivar's
keeper, who never saw him obey
anybody.
"I tell you," said Harrison, "the
American girl gets what she wants
every time."—Public Ledger.
WOMAN   OR   I.AI>Y.
theyUo say, had a menage—any^-7
how, it was all over between them,"
said another.    ' 'It was never explained."
"Well, she married Sale, and I
think she never regretted it.
Surely, if she had ever felt for another, his tenderness might havo
obliterated all recollections of it.
Still, Tom was broken up over the
marriage. He never called on
them. I imagine that he does not-
like Mr. Sale from the manner in
which he met him at several places
to which both wero invited."
The doctors bent over the bed
whereon lay the woman, white and
still. As they looked into her face
tho eyes opened, slowly. They
were largo and brown, but there
was that look in them that doctors
know.
"Harvey," said one of the doctors.
Thc husband leaped from liis
chair and bent over the bed. Slowly ho lowered his head, and a white
hand rested upon his brown hair.
A nurse thoughtlessly caught a
currain-string and released it. and
thc shade flew up. A flood of light
poured in upon thc hed.
"Olt, my God!" the husband
cried, and* then, rising, he fell
backward on thc floor.
"Dead," said one doctor, after
they looked in the woman's face
while his brother attended to tlie
man upon the floor.
Mrs. Harvey Sale was buried
while Iter husUud lay at home,
hovering between life and death.
When he was told he could go out,
lie looked us if he were sorry. He
looked as if disappointed at his escape from the Destroyei
The Los Angeles Express, in defending the good old-fashioned
Saxon word 'woman,' wants to
know how it would sound if the
writer of the act of creation had
put it thuswise in Genesis ii, 22:
"And the rib which the Lord God
had taken from man made He a
lady."
That is a fair hit, but our contemporary makes a better one when
it quotes from the bard the following, with contortion of one word:
"Heaven has no rage like love to
hatred turned,
Nor hell a fury like a lady scorned.''
A Unique Notice.
The Axtell, Kan., Anchor recently printed the following uniquo
notice: "We wish to bring to the
notice of his friends of A. L. Gil-
land that his physicians had cautioned him against any sudden
jerks or starts. It has been the
custom many times when greeting
the old gentleman to take advantage of his extreme ticklishness.
The surgeons say that a man of
his nature, aftor undergoing such
a critical surgical operation, would
be liable to be badly injured by a
sudden start. Therefore his friends
should not greet him in the old way
by poking their fingers in his ribs-"
John Tried Hard.
In a window of one of the Chinese laundries in Greenport hangs
this card:
"AVe will be close
here a few week
I am stay up there
Tom Loe Laundry please
you bling laundry up there
and after to because we
can't get uo coal."
The proprietor had gone home
on a visit.— Greenport Watchman.
»w Wln«< Mi'uaitri*.
Two glasses make one lively
Half a pint makes one merry.
One bottle makes ono fuddle.
Two bottles make ono drunk.
Three bottles make one headache.
Four bottles make one sot.
Involution of tlm liloul.
A philosopher once wrote:
"At seventeen, woman asks:
'Which is ho?'
"At twenty, she questions: 'AVho
isheV
"At twenty-five, she queries:
'What is heV
"And now: 'Where is ho?' "
There arc some curious things
iu English spelling and pronunciation, and the knowledge of them
docs not conic by instinct;
If an S and an 1 and nn 0 and a U
With an X at the end spell Su,
And an Hand a Yaud an Kspell I
lYay, what is the speller lo do?
Then if also an S and an I and a G
And an II K I) spell eide.
There is nothing much left for the
speller to do,
But to go ami commit Siouveye-
sighed.
HOCKEY   25   YEABS   AGO.
"Shinney on your own side"—
Can you remember how
You shinneyed on your own side
In happier days than now ?
The skates were dull and rusty,
The puck an old tin can,
As we shinnied on our own side
On the inlllpond by the (lam.
"Shimiey on your own sidu"—
In clothes that father wove
We shinneyed on our own1 side
In happier days of yore;
In mits that mother knit us
With coats laid down for.jroals,
We shinneyed on our own side
And never thought of eoalds.
"Shimiey on your own side"—
Then run and set the cow;
But sliinney on your own side,
The f,'irls are looking now;
And sitting by the big mill wheel,
Our sivcetheerts watched the game,
As we shinneyed on our own side *.
With our sweethearts all allame.
"Shinney on your own side"—
The sun is setting soon;
Then we'll shinney on our own side
By the light of the silver moon:
And the big mill wheel will sparkle
On this glorious winter night
As we shinney on our own side
With careless heaits and light
"Shinney on your own side"—
Sweet dreams that used to be,
Wa shinneyed on our own side
Yet, but in memory we yearn for
Our sweetheart's face again,
For the stick and the old tin can,
To shinney on our own side
On the inlllpond by the dam.
Local characters telling what ought to
be done at the Mining Association Con-
vention"at Victoriar    ""    ~        ~*     ~
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to Truth and Humor. It has hosts of
friends and enemies. It is hated and loved
just according to how it strikes the human
miud. It presses the limit every time
and always deals from the top. It bows
to no creed, cringes, to no god or devil, and
fears nothing, not even the sheriff. It is a
sham crusher, and aims to tear the mask
from everything that is evil. It is the
most independent magazine in the world
and panders to no class, party, sect, creed,
color, flag or fat advertiser. It has pay
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\e.viv
'One of the most remarkable
The first day he was down town, 'cases I ever heard of," said a Troy
he met Tom i-'rankliu in front of j lawyer, •• was recently sell led in a
the Legal Club. Tney shook hands jneighlitiriiig county. It was a ('.island Tom tendered hiV sympathy in ; Wtween a young man who loved a
the usual bungling way   in width good cigar and an  insurant■•• nun-
thte te Au'.'," \n,   «.!'.•".„
"Yr.-." saiti S:tlc, "ii'-s ton bid,'
ami he snid it wearily.
"She regained eoti-eiotiMies*. In-
fore she tlied; that '*v,i* a eou.-ola
tion.*' :destroyed by
••Yes."   and   Sale   laughed   so,taken to court
wildly tliat imiifciiu   win* start ten. aiUMi in *.nut
"ie-s  ;i> lousoiatioit.       iiii),   hv.i
hist words  lu  me   were"--.      lie ■ ihe yoing man ane-teti foi• M'Uin,
piitiM-d ituA puJ   iite hAuA  'iu   hte', ttor to hi> «»wn projw-Tty  uw! lli
Tlu- former Iwmght '.» oimi
extra lim'eig.tts and hnd them in-
siiretl for their full value, Mitoked
them up nnd then demanded hi*- in*
surattce,  claiming they  had  been
ire,    The en*>e  w,v*
anil  the judge de-
ui   tin-   putlog in,tit.
Ill.-lll.tllH*     -WlHJlHUJ      hill   11   l„ti
IXCKKASK   IN    FREIGHT   KATKS.
Some time ago the Canadian railway
magnates at Montreal gave out a statement that they intended to increase the
freight rates owing to the increased cost
of operation. This was thrown out as
a feeler and raised such a storm of hostile criticism that it was immediately
withdrawn. Since then the American
roads have advanced their rates, and
now word cornea from Montreal that tlie
Canadian railways iwih advance rateB
from manufacturing points and the seaboard. With conditions in the east we
are not familiar enough to speak, out
for the west we wish to register an emphatic protest against any increase in
freight rates in this western country.
The abominably wretched service, both
freight and passenger, that the C. P. II.
particularly has given us the past two
years conies plenty hi<rh enough at present rates wit'out any increase
With the prospect" ol a heavy immi-
Kiation both from the United States and
the old lands, and heavy movement of
goods to supply the ever-increasing tie-
mauds of the'settlers, an increase in
freight rales can bo viewed by western
farmers as nothing less thaifu piucoof
^'ross liogi»ishi)cs,s. — Nnr'-WcM l-'uruier
OKNKKOIIH    ItOKIIKIt.
Yet another case is reported of
the extraordinary casual  business
principles of the modern brigand.
A   bevy of  Chinese   practitioners;
having gone through the pockets of j
a certain priest ami relieved him of j
his silver, went tin their way. Soon
afterwards they heard hurried footsteps,   and   up   came   the   priest j
brandishing a fat cheque,   payable ,
to bearer.    He had  forgotten it at j
the nioineni, he said, and had only;
just remembered it.     The brigand ■
chief, with a eulogistic excursus on
honesty, returned him every penny
that   !i:ul    been   taken. -London:
(Uoltc.
Manuel   jiel    Yalle,   of    Meiilo*
Park, a suburb of Sm   I'lanci-co,
in the oldest  person   in   tin-   world
ami shows proof that   he wa* burn
b"l7 ytlt* ,li_n. He iia- lived io
Stn Fl.ilici-r.» ,*»7 yrai*. Hi- I'M•!-■
tal condition is unimpaired, are!
phy.-ically he i- quite vi^*a->a-.
Liquors or loUieen he lu* m-wr
Usvd. lit i-iilev lot- old a^c iw* ;
"To ttrav (("-libit lv    In   t'nui    tit ml-
tend church when sou nn* able, i.»
sit tu the sun. " -•-Window  Mali.
ADDRESS ALL LETTERS
R. T. LOWERY
NEW DENVER, B.C.
foreheai
"\S'hnv oltl manV" a-kt-4 I'rauk-
liti, re-ting upon tlir shaken man's
fdwnlder.
"fiood-byc, Tom." ~~ Marion
Heed, in tlie Valley Magazine.
same judge ordered that no pay
line and yo to jail for *'t month*''
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stroyed by the drouth.    His only j,.,;.,-, ,i,K ., .-.% u. ,ti.. .m-, ,i t.i
daughter eloped with  a  vagaltoud ~—
•na his son followed » em;„>. < »„ j ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS
— Uvpufttu-  hi-.'  wife jyx' birth to;     r<)w#(1|rwa        ^ ^UUbtUs^,
He-sie Itrenimii, of Thir'y-second; triplets.    He committed suicide by; mti *«♦*,-»,, »,f,*«    *K,,y fT .,iU. v .i,*.
street and Havrlord aventie. New-the rope iitol label   tout*', (tod tic- »t««,urkm»r.ii i«n ioior»*»ii..i, «. *„* *
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rnvnge old liolivcr.titt forge Zoo j turned   ihe   verdkt t.f JuMifiaMe. c i-i\"«lt v« !.«.»
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THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B. C, FEBRUARY 26, 1903.
Tenth Year
Notary  Fiifctlio.
EM. SANDILAXDS SANDON, Ii. C.
, Notary Public, Insurance Agent and
Mining Broker. Mitring Stocks bought andsold.
General agent for Slocan propertied. Small
Debts Court held lst and 3rd Mondavs in every
month.  Established 1995.
HOTELS.
TKKSIONT HOUSK, NELSON European
and American !)lan. Meals, 25 cents. Rooms
from ->:'cui> t-0 il. Only white help employed.
Nothing yellow about the place except the aoid
in the safe. MALONE & TREGILLUS.
lTADDEK HOCSK, NELSON, is contrally
 located and lit by electricity
quarters for tourists and old timers,
millionaires arc equally welcome.
MADDEN. Proprietor.
It is head-
Miners or
THOS.
THE KOYAI. HOTEL,, Nelson, is noted for
thc excellence of its cuisine:. SOL JOHNS,
proprietor.
T>AKTL,KTT HOUSK,
the Clark
_ is the best il a day hotel in Nelson. Only
white help employed. G. \V. BAHTLETT.
proprietor.
formerly
ila<
THK   KXCHAXGK, in KASLO, lias plenty
of airy rooms, and a bar replete with tonics
nnd bracers of many kinds.
1'ALMICH -i ALLEN.
rpHK &IAZK, in
X   for Slocun
KASLO,  is  just the place
_ ]K-ople tu lind when dry or in
search of a dow-iiv couch.
11KUTKK * LATHAM.
WATCHES.
1 G. MKI.V.IN, MHiiufacttirln.it Jeweller.
t) • K.xperl Wiiti-h H«pairer, Dlainonit Setter,
and Engraver. Maniifnctinvs Chains, Lockelfi
and Rings. Workmanship guurntiti-eil equal to
any in Canada. Orders bv mail solicited. B".\
!M0, Sandon.
CIGARS.
Till: CAUINET CfGAt: STOHI-: Sells
pun- Latakia Student's' Mixture. Piu-e's
Twist. Craven's Mixture. Itootj.u-k. NiUiiml
Lt.-iif,and manv other kindsof Tobacco
0. B. MATTHEW. Nelson. P.O. Box in.
H
Nelson.
J. VIIA1B, Dealer in  Foreign and Domestic Cigars and Tobaccoes.   Hiker St.,
Kootenay Candy "Worlcs.
A.   SIcDONALD,    Manufacturing   and
Wholesale Confectioner.      Nelson, B. C
Wholesale   Meroliants.
STABKKV & CO.,  WHOLESALE DEAL-
ers in Butter. Eggs, Cheese. Produce and
Fruit,Nelson, B.C.
LiiECKAJli.
FL. CHlvrSTIK, I.. T,. 15., Barrister, So
.   Hcltor,  Notary Public.    Sandon,  B.  C,
Every Friday at Silverton. tf
ML. GRIMMETT, L. L.  B., Barrister,
,   Solicitor, Notary Public.    Sandon, B. C,
Branch Office at New Denver every Saturday
Mining  Properties.
PARTIES WISHING TO  BOY OR SELL
Mining properties should addreos Box flO,
New Denver, B. C.
_In.sura.iioe 3c ^ea;l_Bgtaj.e_
1 THOMPSON, MITCHELL & CO. Fire
Insurance Agents. Dealers in Real Estate
Mining Properties. Houses to rent and Town
Lots for Sale.
NOTARY PUBLIC.
1 s
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RASHDALL, New Denver. B. C
NOTARY PUBLIC.
GENERAL   AGENT
Real Estate and Mineral Claim* for Sale. Cl->inn
represented and Crown Granted.
LiXTMEraR,.
VtfKLSOX SAW & PLAXING MILLS Ltd.
Lumber, Doors. Windows, Stoic KronW^Show
Canes,Store und Bar Fixtures, Counters, Fancy
Shuts. H. HOUSTON, Mati*K«tr.
Nelson, 11. C.
DENTISTRY,
PRf..MILLOX,
ROSSLAND,
.    ... ,        HO.
Haa had IS ) oars exiierlenee In dental work, and
makoii a Hpet-laUy of Gold Bridge Work.   Miwt
complete dental otllce lu B (',.
General   Store.
T   T. KELLY,
el.   Urocerii", pry (loot!*, l'.te.
TIIICRF.
y <»
ped all over tlie Sloean
FORKS, ditalerin
Uuods Ship-
SA.NITAR.IXJM.
rALCVON HOT HVKINGH SANITARIUM.   Theiiio»ti-oinpkt*- U C A I  TU
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on thu Coiitnu'iu i.f North Ameri
ea. Kltu*t«l mltlM st-incry nn- n r(J fl DT
rtvAltort for<irntirt«ur. lloHtliiir. n CO U ll I
Klulilng and Kxi-urnimi* to the reauy iminuof
int«m*l. TnltcTitpliU- i-uiiiluuiiicatioii ultli nil
p«rts nf the World; two llii-il* arrive and Hepai'l
everyday- It** Imtlii-H rwv all m-rt-im* ami
musculardWi-itsi-s; lis w.itii-i dial all Kldimy*
Liver and .Stoiimrli Aihtii-nu of every mime.
Tin- -,irn« ni ,i r-t-iml tri|> tl< ki* i».-tw<.ii
Now Iti-iivi-r itti'l llnlcyoii, nliti.iimlil.' all the
yeiir roiiinl nml'.ikhI lur"**! d.iji, t* ».-).;;*>. Halcyon nprintc, Aii.iw L.ik.-. li. >.,
SURVEYOR-
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M*il..til-r< >,r.»iiplH- ,i»n n.|.-.| t...
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TAILORS.
I   it.  r.iMKitov.
tj ,    t;k>thltn? t.»«.l let:
fin. »tlf|i'»i"
S»|.i1-.|'     \1 iiiii' H-I.r-.
,.i.i| «.li*-i'« |i«tr .ii!il-i
Silver King Hotel
In Nelson, I Imve ^retired :i
len*»» n <f>n tin* Intertill, «n<l
Imve clianift'd the name to
what it wuh yi-ttrt tvjt<".
Thc Silver  King Hotel
. p^orp the sun's K^nneT I
^ HANK   REKLAW \
i^'%^W«k%-'%^^%^% %,9r4
The Spring days are here, and the
Lucerne will soon put on her most
beautiful garb;
Likewise the ladies.
Soon the festive tourist will begin
to look ior a cool spot upon which to
rest himself;
Soon the Eastern American and
Canadian cities will be sending their
thousands of tourist capitalists to the
seaside and. the mountains for rest
and recreation.
Soon the C. P. R. will be hauling
daily trainloads over its system to
view the scenic splendors of British
Columbia.
Soon the cry will be, "Give us
scenery—scenery that is sublime-
scenery that ravishes the eye and
ennobles the heart—where dwells the
hardy mountaineer."
And when the cry is heard will
tlie Kootenay Tourist Association be
ready to beckon them this way?
Will the grandeur and sublimity
of New Denver's surroundings lie
pictured to them as it really is V
Will they bo told that away up
here where the mountains rise from
the wacers edge to heights thatmake
one believe that he could stand upon
their snow-capped pinaciesand knock
the stars out of heaven with his walking stick?
Will they be told that the canyon
streams that flow into Slocan lake are
alive with mountain trout, and the
lake itself is filled to its bottomless
depths with an.inexhaustible supply
of the finny food?
Will they be told that in the mountain fastnesses hard by are to be
found deer, carriboo, bears, mountain
goats, and feathery game of all kinds?
Will tbey be told that from New
Denver are witnessed the most gorgeous summer sunsets that nature
can paint to the human eye?
Will they be told that a short day's
climb from the lake shore opposite
to New Denver will take one to the
glacial ice field, where in the hottest
day of summer it is as balmy as a
morning in June?
Soon the baseball season will be on
and there will be the usual talk of
"bunched hits," "scattered hits,"
"slides" and "fumbles."
But let's wait till the grass appears
before we take up the willow.
Did you ever apply the principles
of successful ball plaVing to your own
life-
Do you "bunch your hits?"
Do you hit and "keep hitting and
follow up your hits?
—If-yuu-do-y ou-wi 11 eventually, score.
You may be put out many times,
and often your best efforts will miss
the ball and you will only "fan" it,
but that should give you n'o worry.
Sheakespeare said,  "It is praise
worthv even to attempt a noble action.""
If you never hit the mark you aim
at, you will be the better for having
tried.
Vou may never get past first base,
but it is better to die there than to
have never run for it,
Don't be a "rooter," but it you have
any coaching ability get in and
coach.
Never talk back to the bleachers.
They can always tell you how it
ought to be done, but It's precious little they DO.
It is easy to umpire a game from
the grandstand, but if you want to
know how it is going you must get
into it.
You will then be entitled to say
something about it anyway.
Never scatter your hits.'
A hit now and then—any old time
—with Indolence or carelessness be«
tween times will lose the gamu for
any team or individual.
LOVE'S   WAY.
\V. D. Mitchell, New Denver's
poet laureate, contributes this pretty
story of royal love-making:
' 'Our beloved Victoria, among her
many motherly attributes, enjoyed
the reputation bt being the most consummate and diplomatic matchmaker
in Europe, and when her hopeful son
and heir grew up to man's estate she
laid her plans to provide for his future welfare. She found a worthy
imitator and coadjutor in her designs in the accomplished Queen of
Denmark, who was equally anxious
for the future of her lovely daughter,
so it was arranged; but it was decided
that the course ot nature should not
be trammelled, and that the course
of true love should have its way. In
a short time the Princess Alexandra
was received at the Court of St.
James as an invited and honored
guest of the Queen and her household
and all  went merrily and joyous.
The fates were propitious. The
lightning struck. It was a case of
love at first sight, and the Prince at
once became a most ardent and devoted lover, and did not allow the
grass to grow under his feet. Taking
a walk through the garden they sat
down in cne of the artistic arbors,
where the Princess entertained her
lover by a select reading from one of
the poe'ts The Prince was delighted
and exclaimed that she was a most
beautiful reader. The Prince s
blushed at the double compliment,
and replied that she thought the
word beautiful was the most beautiful word in the English language,
and at the request of the Prince repeated the wovd over and over again.
The Prince was lavish with his praise,
and the Princess naively remarked
that it might be a good idea to engage her as reader to the Court. The
Prince was afraid that her services
would be beyond all price.
"Oh no; all I want is a guinea."
The Prince thought so small a fee
was totally out of all reason, but the
Princess replied that it was not so
small as he imagined, for a guinea
was equal to a British sovereign or a
British crown. The Prince sealed
the compact and "she gave him a
rose."
Roses, June roses, the emblem of lovers;
The full hloomlng roses that lirst bud in May:
How many sweet secrets are hid in your posies
That keep our hearts bounding with hope.on
the way.
When "Our Lady" lays by her white snowy
mantle.
And   the  Fair 'Maid  of Spring  chases  Jack
Froat away,
Then  roses, June  roses, come forth  in their
beautv,
Like  our sweetheart that's blushing in love's
sunny ray.
WHK ^^-^sss-^^ I r .   i .,    .i m~m
the
+
outgrowth
of know!-
'I
hi* name is familiar to .ill
whii bUzcd thetraiU in earlv
•UyA, :•.'.'I Xs ivjwc'.nu'.'f-.-.
will tut f«rg<?t it if they drop
in and w-e me,
A.   KLEINSCHMirtT.
Faith is
edge.
It is a belief in something that wc
cannot nee or demonstrate to nnother
but that we KNOW to exist,
Faith is the spiritual part of man.
We do not nee spiritual things but
wo KNOW they exist.
We. have laiih in uu iricml> because we KNOW them;
We have faith In the Slncim inining eiiinp becnufie we KNOW it is
enormously rich in mineral dejosits;
A chihl imt faith in its paiems h<>
cause it KNOWS them;
We have faith in utiiM-lve* because we KNOW our ability,
Faith, tIiimi, is the result ol KNOW
ledge.
It we tin not. know anything ulKiitt
a certain thing we can have no luith
in it;
Nor can ive tindeixaiid the reaHon
tor «;Ur lri«'tid"* having fifth in the
thing that we doubt
A 'knowiiolhititt' cannot have faith
in anything.
A muscle ean he develop! only by
exercise;
So it U with the mind,
So if te with faith.
I    Lack of faith is an evidence ol lack
I ol development.
j    If you would get tiie l»e»t 'out of lite
" vmi ini:*! li;ive faf.l?'j iw> the fi-t-! 'ir/
jiiie;
I    If you would get the best out of an
i il(»V»'v .iVit.vi 'imt 'i.iiij,.. Vi.i't e 1,-iii.u ii. V.ii\
I best thai i* in him or her.
I    »,nut your doubting and start the
S cultivation of Faith.
Step out of the shadow of Donbt
intu tiie warm sunshine of Faith.
I>»n'i |»cster otlicr* by telling them f
what you don't know. j
Tite world doesn't want to listen to j
•i i ur ilon^t* and what you are uncertain alriu*;
If vi u KNOW anything it want* ten
hear'U. I
WOMAN    PATS   HKK    FAKE.
—The-trollej'-.car.-says-the-Brook-lyu-
Titnes, is becoming'' tiresome, but,
nevertheless, it is omniscient. A
woman got into one recently. She
sat down in the corner, and the conductor advanced for the fare. She
unhooked her fur boa and got out her
bag and opened her ba£ and took out
her purse and shut tlie bag and took
off her glove and opened her purse
and gave thc dime to the conductor.
Then she opened her bag and put
the purse in her bag and closed her
bag and put it in her pocket and put
en her glove and hooked her boa.
Meanwhile, the conductor gave her
the change. She unhooked her boa
and got out her bag and opened the
bag, took out her purso and closed
the bag and took off her glove and
opened her purso and took the nickel
from the conductor. Then she put
tho nickel in the purse and closed
the puree and opened the bag and put
the purse into the bag and cloned the
bag and put the bag into her pocket
and put on her glove and hooked the
Why voa should buy
FAIR   PLAY
CHEWING
TOBACCO
BeCailSO A te the he*t quality.
HeCtU1.se h U H*.- w>ai \mine
i-litnv.        ""
Because it i* the
(-raih
Because th
hi;rh
iHl'lTPUt
Ti or I'K- |iitin!.
<• Iiil'S are valinilile for
Because
Because
itreiiiuiinc
IM, l!H)l.
until January
Wl-
iruaraiitee    everv
liltl;.'. ami
votif ilealer
i* until')!'-
i/.i-il   tn    refneil    vour
money if  vkii are not
H.niMii-il.
THE UMPIRE TOBACCO CO., Ltd.
Smoke
Tnokett
jm*y£ J, ^*""*y|
Cigar Oo.
Union
T «l.«l
Cigars
8
I have the goods and
want your money
For a few weeks only I will allow a 2C per cent discount on every article bought at my store.
Patrons in the Slocan are well acquainted with my goods. Your prompt attention will be appreciated.
All goods are guaranteed.
JACOB DOVER, mMl^l^
Orders by mail receive our prompt attention.   Send your watch repairs to me and I will do tne rest.
8
8
H
boa    and    murmured,    "Transfer,
please."
She took the transfer and unhooked
her boa and took out her bag and
opened her bag and took out her
purse and closed the bag and took off
her glove and opened her purse and
put in the transfer and closed the
purse and opened the bag and put
the purse into the bag and closed the
bag and put on her glove and put
the bag into her pocket and hooked
her boa. Just then she reached the
transfer corner and took another car.
When seated she unhooked her boa
and took out her bag and—but why
continue—it's an old story.
"Time te
delusive
It is indeed true that
tbe most obstinate of the
gifts that fate bequeaths to man."
How leaden her movements while
waiting for silver to rise, but oh,
how she iloats on magic wings
when you are loser in a big poker
game and everybody^ else has cold
feet.
HOTEL SLOCAN
THREE FORKS
This old-timehotel has recently
been bought by the undersigned
and renovated into an up-to-
date hostelry, Miners, tourists
and all classes of this world's
people can always got a square
meal and an easy bed within
the portals of my doors. The
bar contains many kinds of
nerve bracers, ranging from
the brew of Cody to the sweet
cordials of sunny France. If
you aro dry, hungry, weary or
sad when passing through the
Forks, lift tho latch and drop in.
HUGH NIVEN
i WADDS BROS '
\ PHOTOGRAPHERS
f VANCOUVER .no NELSON, B.C. 1
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AGENTS WANTED.
KITHKIl ON MIA. «>U I'AHT T1MK.
An-yoiiMtUllcil with your Income?    !» your
limn fully ot't-npli'ilV  It not, w-rltii u».
Wttcnu (tlve you riniilnyineiu liy tlip month
mi iriKMt terms or i-(iiitnn-t to |wv you well for
Biich liu»lnes.*nii you M-i-tin-fm-im Ht oildtlmos*
Wovmttloy luith tnalc nml fi-nuh' roprpjent-
ntlvct. The next thrci! inoiulin li the very bent
tliiH-tn full our tfooiU. No iti-|Mi»lt l» mjuln-il;
uult'il i*. aUviliUtl}' I'u t.
We liavi> the Inriti-nt nur-u-il'-i-. In Ciuinda—over
Mi acres-ii law rai uv tit vuliinhlr neivupet'lrtl-
lli-«.iinrl nil our iMix-k Uitinr:iiiti-i-il ;ii n-invm-iUMl
If you want to rc)iiv**i-iii tin- litrin'ot. mom popular mul In-lit known nurt-iy. write uv It will
liu worth your while.
KTONKfc WKI.MM.TUN.
raiitiiln'* Ureali-M Nilli-rlt-n,
TdlJOSTO. ONT.
P.  BURNS   &   CO.,
MEAT KINGS OP THE KOOTENAYS.
Shops in all the principle camps.      Excellent service always.
p.  burns & GO.
Job Printing
That assays high in artistic merit, quickly
done at New Denver's printing emporium-
Add ress
THE LEDGE
H. GIEGERICH
Staple and Fancy
GROCERIES
Agent for
GIANT POWDER
AINSWORTH
SANDON
Tea Tips
25 cts
25 cts
Will huy ONE POUND
of pure,cloaii,fliie-flavorod
CEVLONMNDIAN TEA.
Will buy ONE POUND
Standard UHEAKFA8T
ULACK TEA. I'uretms-
ers of ten pounds or more, will recclvo one pound
extm for each ten pounds purchased.
I'rlecu on our reitular lines of CHOICE TEA,
30u. 85c, HK\ 45c, Me, and iliio per pound for
Ulaek, Green mid Mended.
Kootenay Coffee Company
P.O. Hox IS*. Went Uaker Kt.
NELSON, 11. C.
HENRY'S NURSERIES
ROSES, BULBS,
RHODODENDRONS,
FRUIT & ORNAMENTAL TREES
OHKKNIIOUSE mul HAItOV PLANTS.
HOME  0 HOWS' &   IM POUTED  (1AIIDEN,
FIELD AND FLOWER SEEDS.
BEE HIVES AND SUPPLIES
N<>T thi- "I.uk'i-o nuri'tU-.i, urtusUc-u't**, .md
mii'il limine* In the world," lint wu liavo better
»toeli tlimi ever, and you will navo money \,y
liuvlmidirect. Mv new (iatiilodui- will Ml
ymi (ill about it.   Mailed free,
M. J. HENRY,
Sid \Vc*ii(ilintnr Haiti. Vanoouvfr, 11,(5.
WHITE LA IIOH ONLY
PALMA ANGRIGNON
General Draying: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.
Coal & Wood for Sale
_^Ort/1/t1 A_YX/\a9j-*At\^J*.**A-'___J+J*mi*^A_J-l ■*•*.._ i**^
Feed Stables at New Denver.
fVnOLU    w
THE LEADING
SUMMER RESORT
IN THE KOOTENAYS
COCKLE & PAPWORTH
KASLO, B. C.
KOOTENAY RAILWAY & NAVIGATION COMPANY, LIMITED.
OPERATING
INTERNATIONAL NAVIGATION &
TRADING COMPANY, LIMITED,
KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY.
8:30 a. in. Lv. SANDON Au. «:25 p. m.
10:15 ii in. Ait. KASLO Lv. 1:00 p. in.
INTERNATIONAL NAVIGATION &
TRADING COMPANY, LIMITED.
KASLO-NELSON ROUTE.
0:00 a, in. Lv. NELSON Ait. 1:10 p. m,
0:10 a. in. Ait.   KASLO Lv. 12:»0 p. m.
Tiekots Hold to all parts of the United
States and Camilla via Great Northern
and 0. It. & N. Company'* lines.
For further particular! call on or nd-
ArenH
ROBERT IRVING, MatmKor, KhhIo,
OUR CORSET DEPART-
MrINT  IS I'P.TO.DATK
IN  ALL STYLES  AND
PRICES.
Fred. Irvine & Co.,
NELSON, B. C
LATEST  NOVELTIES IN
ALL DEPARTMENTS
ALWAYS IN STOCK
f	
$
tttf prSf•** t!«l'ly V'-
W. 3. MCMILLAN ft CO.
Wtatattlt Af*t,U for fl.C,
taaumtar, H.C
Brands:
Marguerite
Bouquet
Our Special
El Condor
Schiller
New Goods Every Dav
m* 9m
Woiae Witihto, Drefei Skirt* nml CUluuicb. Piece Goods in plain and figured Lucres, Italian
CI«H HfntniM^Hii* Prim*, Wrmd-ctiMht, Serffe* and all the ityllth cloth*. Beau-tffal hum! complete
new Hue of Embroideries and Insertions. Orkney Shetland Floss In nil staple colors. Onr Spring
Millinery te coming: part of it is here now.      Do not miss having a look through.
Complete Line of Carpets & House Furnishings
MAIL HlttlKHs IIKCKIVK Nl'KCIAL ATTENTION
SOLE AGENTS FOR
M..TTKKICK PATKHNS.
THE ONLY RELIABLE.
iMiiiimiiiiiiiiiniwiHwmi*
Fred. Irvine & Co.,
NELSON, B. C.
1994
.'RUNKS and VALISES OFi
ALL SIZES atoSTYLES
at VERY LOW PRICES

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