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Voltoie X. Number 36.
NKW DENVER, B C, JUNE 4, 1903.
Pbice $2.00 Yeah, adv^ce
Bad floods everywhere
If there Is anything in the old saw
that ''misery loves company,'' we of the
Siocau have ample cause for loving-.
Floods seem to he the order of the
day, and they are not confined to any
one particular locality.   The loss of lift
and property in the middle westeri
states is appallng.   At Topoka, Kan .
the  present condition of the flood b
this: One hundred and seventy to 200'
people drowned; 8,000 people "without
homes; fl,003,000 loss of property destroyed;   identified dead, 5;   floating
bodies, 20; people missing, 200; houses
burned as a result of fire In lumber
yards from slacking lime, probably 200;
banks collapsed, 2; wholesale grocery
stores flooded, 2; big business  blocks
almost ready to crumble, 60; wholesale
commission  houses deserted,  6; Kock
Islnnd trains containing 150 passengers
held here by hiith water; city waterworks plant useless.
At Des Moines, Iowa, the city ie confronted with a food and fuel famine as
a result of the flood. Meat markets all
over the city declare they have but two
or three days' stock on" hand. There
are no trains entering the city and no
prospect of getting a shipment of freight
into Des Moines In less than three or
four days Bakeries are overtaxed by
reason of the demand nl the 600 refugees.
At Kansas City, Mo, the greatest
flood in the history of the district prevails, and millions of dollars' loss will
result. A great body, of water coming
- from the went swelled the Kansas river
at Kansas City, causing a most alarm*
ing rise. Waters rnshed with terrific
_torcft;oveLthe„onilyj_na„»
and the crowded wholesale districts of
the west bottoms, and Pnally into the
Union depot Fifteen persons have
been drowned in the west bottoms during the day,
- In the.face of-these awful, floods the
condition of the Slocan camp is not bad.
Slocan city is threatened with great
loss of property if the present condition
continues. Its.citizens have been fight-
ins night an*t( day to save the new sawmill, and only by the most persistent
efforts have they succeeded. The water
at that point is much higher than it hss
been in recent years.
At Silverton, Four Mile creek has
switched from the bridge to its old bed
this side, and Is doing considerable
damage to property.
At New Denver, Carpenter creek is
outdoing even its own capricious ways.
It haa switched from side to side of the
broad channel st Union street and has
tested every point of the now bridge,
but without weakening it at any span.
Monday night the water undermined
the north end approach and carried
away about 15 feet of the filling. On
the fist the residents had to floe with
their household goods. Several cabins,
among them those of Mr. and Mrs.
Ward, Mr Moet, snd Bardo Anderson
were carried into the lake.
At Sandon the greatest damage hss
been done. Sandon creek has cut a
channel down the Star gulch, that is 15
feet below what has wen the road
level. Ths road li entirely washed out.
the water having turned'the roadbed
into a channel, snd cut out all culverts,
bridges and crib work.
There was great danger Monday even
Ing of the stables and shacks that line
the gulch being washed out, In which
esse a Jam would have resulted snd the
stream would have been turned down
the hack street As It waa the railway
bridge had to be torn up at this point
snd everything cut out ot the wsj of
the water.
By this means a serious flood was
averted. Csrnenter creek Is also doing
considerable damage to Cody avenue
residents. The occupants ol the buildings are racked up ready te move st s
moment's notice Part'cular danger Is
felt Irom the washing out of the creek
hank under the Denver house, threatening to drop tbls building into thu water,
built asjlt Is on a regular bridge "reach'
over the stream nhnntri it fall a Jam
would rwmtt that would throw ths
stream into the main street.
The flume, too, is giving soma
trouble. It has broken at the turn In
Irani nt V. H Athartnn's block, and
also In front of the -Catholic church, and
the eltlsans are kept bnay night snd
day keeping the water In check at the
Monday night the water ohm flowed
tha crib below tbe flume and drove
mtmtymmy w-Mt wi itttsit tmwm m mt
Ww tMtfl t-f l*bc ttu'.Mj. TVt- power
house waa (food-id and several bate
nents filled with water.
When It I« retnetiittsred that the water
flows through the Game st the rate of
about half a mile a minute, ferrying
M4M j*»>0,i, *>W~ tutittitiftfih* t.9,1..   *.<99.j9 *•« *ii,,t*j.
a ton, as if tbey wero matches and pirn-
btm, and lhat this flame Is twilt down
the main street, on s level with the
basements of ths store buildings. It can
better be understood what the cillcees
of Handon Itava to contend with in high
water. "Their Is fs a eontiauotts fight for
existence
the latter road a washout near Bear
lake makes it necessary to transfer the
pnespna-oi-s nnd mail "and bring them
in'o Sandon on handcarts. But the
plucky olli ialo of the raad keep the
service gojnvt
Between Alamo and Three Forks the
creek has cut into the bank and carried
'wav about twenty feet of the C P. R.
roadl ed. It is at a point that wi'l
necessitate the building of a trestle At
Three Fotks another washout exists,
and a mile beyond the track is on the
brink of ano'her washout
Four spans of the main trestle at the
Ivanhoe mill are washed away and the
track is swinging in the air. it will require several days, an I possibly weeks,
for the C. P. R. to get in shape to re
sume tlio regular freight and passenger
Berviceover the N. & S branch.
LOCAL   IS KWS   FLOAT.
Another shipment of ore from the
Hattney is ready to comedown.
A wagon load of supplies was taken
to the Marirn Wednesday morning
Rev. C Arthur Mount returned to
New Denver Monday, after a year's absence in England. '
Dr. A. Milloy, RosslandV popular
dentist, is in New Denver. He can be
found at the Newmarket until June 6.
Word was received from Kansas City,
Kas., the past week of the death there
from cancer, of .Chas. J. McClure, on
May 16th.
Robt Sutherland, Frank Culver and
A Erickson, are starting work on thu
Lorna Doone, Four Mile creek, adjoining the Hewett.
Andy Wallace and Murdock McLean
have been awarded, the contract fnr
building the new Clever block. Work
will start as soon as the lumber is on
the ground.   ,
A movement is on foot in town to
close the stores at 7 and to have a midweek half holiday. It seems to be generally acceptable and will no doubt be
put into:force.
C. J. Campbell has opened an assay
oflice at his residence on Slocan avenue
Mr. Campbell  contemplates building
an oflice if he can make proper arrangements for the ground
We now know how to sympathize
with the "hop" fiend. It haa kept us
jumping this week to get our regular
"shots of gasolene there being a
•msll famine In this now beverage.
A representative of the American
smelter trurt recently stated that his
people would shortly be in thn Slocan to
Curchase Slocan ores, and the prnba-
llltv Is that, If the bonus carries, a
smelter will be erected here by the
American trust. There Is every Indication thnt tho lead stipplv will soon he
noticeably short In the Ststes, snd the
trust will havo to drsw on the Slocan
for what It can get,
Word was received from Fire Valley
Monday morning that Jas. Mlnto had
been dangerously Injured in a powder
explosion, and summoning Mrs. Mlnto
lo ilia bedside.  The extent nf hia In-
turles and their nature are not definitely
mown. Mr. Mlnto Is an old New
Denver boy. snd hss a host of friend*
here who will regret to learn of his mis
fortune. A report received Wednesday
statos that Mr. Mlnto Is not seriously
Injured, snd that he Is out of danger.
BOUNUAItT  MlftlNO  JtOTK*.
There ate now 60 men employed st
the 8nowshoe mine, near Phoenfi.
Application hss been made for a*water
record of ten Inches by the Hsll Mining
and Smelting company for a spring on
the Emma clslm In Summit camp.
liast week the long tunnel in tht
Blue Jay reached tbe ledge, the ore
carrying copper snd .old. Tne tunnel
le now Iti IM feet from the portal
A glory hois Is being opened up on
the Knowsho*, near thn Ko. a spur,
from which shipments are being msde
to the smelter. Tlie ore is said to be
tome of thn best yet found on tbe property.
The Sunset smelter at Boundary
Fella baa Mown In Its aemnd fnrnani.
•nd tae ttanset, Knows***, sad b U
M-uik-d*.   H i**\.i*   tiiiWittiii   ntfti   vmiiOtMA-U »'«•«
this stofltor, are consequently sending
oat more ore.
For the third eenseeutlvn week the
Snmraboe hns sent ont I.HW) tons of oro,
tbe wttrn motet mark for that mine. It
b*« /nut hufiuti rtiipmewfa, bowflver, at
the rate ef ISO per day. A tannage of
tons could sadly be maintained
daily.
Wednesday night, while working la
the Old Ironsides mUm, Anton Johnson,
a Flnlander, met witb a mee* peculiar
   iac*sdent--whieb w.\\ lay Wm up ior a
Wednesday morning the breaks Ia | warnbor ei weeks st least.  Ills ore tar
PRIOR   DISMISSED.        i
The liputonant-ffovernor has*, dismissed Premier Prior, ami called upon
Richard McCride, member for Dewdnoy,
to form a government. The McBride
ministry will probably be as follows:
It. McBride,........'. Dewdney
John Oliver Delta
T. Paterson............ North Victoria
R F.Groen.....;. Kaslo
A. E. McPhillipo. Victoria
THE   COMMIT USK'S   REPORT. -
After a tweiity-pase resume of the
facts elicited, the' Columbia and West
em committee of the legislature presented unanimous findings as follows;
1 The commfttee find that the order
in council of August ,10th, 1900.
authorizing the conveying of blocks
4593 and 4594" to the Columbia and
Western Railway company was not in
the puhlie Interest. l!
2 We find that within the original
Columbia and Western reserve there
remained, after deducting alternate
blocks, appropriated for sthe construction of the first; cection, and two piece?
of land appropriated for deficiency
lands to which the company were en
titled for construction of that section,
an area of la.nd amounting to 2,000,000
acres. We also find that within said
reset ve there was ample land available
to satisfy all that the company was entitled to receive for constructing the
third section, which reserve had re,
mained set apart for the purposes of the
cod piny for five years.
8.   We find that the order in council
directing the issue of grants fnr blocks
4o98 and 4594 was fettered by no con
ditious of any, kind whatever and that
under the order in  council, assuming
jnnftnoTjeHiciiieni'nBU'inityiiii-iiiiTuine!
conditions of the subsidy act, the company would have been forthwith entitled to deli very of the grants
•*, We find that questions oertinent
to tho matter we had to enquire jhto
were asked throughout:the-sesstoifof
190?, as would appear by the journals
of the house, and the government permitted answers to be given thereto that
were not In accordance with the facts
5. We find that on May 5th, 1902, a
return, purporting to be a return of
orders in council relating to the grant
ing of blocks 4698 snd 4591, snd of all
correspondence, etc, connected therewith, failed to refer to a number of letters that had passed between the executive agent of the Canadian Pacific
Railway company «and the chief commissioner nf lands and works, which,
although marked "personal,'' were
cl a'ly official letters, dealhig with
official business, snd also thnt lhey
failed to return a letter of November
8th, 1901, from the deputy commissioner
of 1 mds and works to the government
agent at Fort Steele, showing thai
blocks 4K9S and 4591 wero granted to
the railway companv.   •
»i.   Wo And that If bill No 87 had be
come law, the Columbia and Western
Railway companv would have had the
power conferred   on   them to claim
blocks 4598 and 4594
7. 1 he committee havo no difficulty
In finding that the rescinding order In
council, of March IWh, 1902, and bill
Nn. lfl, were steps taken In the public
interest, ss unquestionably the said
lands, being blocks 4593 snd 4501 were
not and never could have heen con
Niriered to havo heen within thn purview if the Columbia and Western
Rallwsy Subsidy act of 1890, and It Is
unreasonable to assume the railway
company, advised st sll times by eminent co\\n»el, w»s tint aware that inch
lends were not within the purview of
the statute. That being the fact, no
matter what other cause moved the
government In the matter, the rescinding order In council was right snd
proper as was slso the legislation that
fol loved, sll being In the public Interest
snd viewing thn matter In this wav we
cannot see what gronnd of complaint is
open to ths railway.
Alio! which is respectfully submitted.
C. W. Cuitoko, Chairman.
SANDON   NKW8   FLOAT.
Mrs. Demp?ey and family left for
Snohomish, Wash., Monday
Albert David and wife left for the
coast Tuesday*, for his health.
D C, Kane and W. T. Twiss, Kaslo
insurance agents, were talking- to tiie
people ot Sandon Monday and Tuesday.
A car of machinery was taken from
Sandon to theTayno Tuesday over the
K. and S , a horse furnishing the motive
power. ■'.,*•■
Carl Nelson came in from the East on
Tuesday, and iramed'ately set to work
to save AM Denver House, from being
washed out.
Assayer Robbins, of the Payne, tried
to handle one of the hose carts Saturday night and it jtot away with him on
the downgrade, throwing him to the
ground, running over him and otherwise tangling him up. He came out of
tlie mix-up with a badly skinned face
and a bruised arm.       n
Robt, Cunning retutned from his old
home in Ireland Friday evening. He
says he had a good time—too good a
time—in the land of the green. Since
he. returned to the city of destiny in the
mountains, he has heard more about
water than he ever knew before, and
Htill he thinks there is more to learn.
aLOQAM owa ampmiirra
The total amount of ore shipped from
the Slocan and Slocan' City mining
divisions for the year IMS was, approx-
Imatftly, 110.000 ions Sine* January 1
to May 80, 1908, tht shipments have
been as follows]
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more dewtruttivo, tiie street caving ia
ai«*eversl paints,
IkC   P  ft and K.aVS. railways
cume in for their share o( trouble.  Ou
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WHAT   A   CONTRAST.
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While the Slocan camp Is lying datd
because of exorbitant smelter charges
and bad tariff laws, the silver-lead
camp across the line, the Ccaur
d'Alenes, is experiencing the greatest
prosperity.
"~~A,T"eport"from'thB~IdnhoTeamp*'sayR:"
The Coeur d'Alenes throughout the year
will witness unprecedented activity in
every mining camp, and the rosidonts
thereof enjoy a corresponding dejtree of
prosperity. Lead has advanced 40
CRr.tf a hundred and the yjinjit silver
is ascending steadily. Based. ui»6n last'
year's output the advance of lead
means at least $500,000 increased
earnings of the district's lead-silver
mines tor the year, exclusive of whatever the advanced price of silver may,
aggregate. But the gross aggregate of
tno lead silver mines will not he less
than 20 per cent greater than was the
total production for last year, and this
will swell the gross earnings of Ihe
mines proportionately, makitiit the total
earnings lor the year about 910.000,000.
one third nf which will.be considered
net profit by good local authority, Including, of course, mine Improvement)!
nnd added machinery equipment. The
total mineral output of Idaho for 1908
will rrs'h $18,000,000. tints apportion
ing over«» per cent to Casur d'Aiene
lend silver mines The district output
of placer gold by reaton of the recent
Installation of modern hydraulic plants
on properties being operated by
strongly financed companies, will show
a wonderful Im-rease over' that of 1902,
leaving haud'ome net profits for distribution among fortunate shareholders
While the output of the district's well-
developed and thoroughly equipped
mines for the year will be all that could
bedestied, thu record of the new properties undergoing sy»temstlc exploration will bo the moit gratifying feature
■tf the Coer d'Aiene mining industry for
1903, Since January the ore strikes lu
a number of new properties havo increased their value at least a million
dollars, which will be further Increased
bv more new strikes. Tho remarkable
showing oftlvi' new cr<vp <vf lend silver
mines has Induced a syndicate of eastern capitalists to srrsnge for tho early
erection of a smelting and refining
plant. The successful development of
copper properties nesr Mullsn snd
Ssltese Insures the construction of s
smelter for the treatment of copper ores
The year 1008 will be a banner one for
the Cornr d'Alenes.
ALBKUTnaoSS   BUUNltD   OCT.
Saturdsy svening about 9:80 o'clock a
blase wss discovered in Ihe general
merchandise store of A. Rom. lm
mediately the alsrm wss turned In, snd
the fire department soon had a stream
In Ute building. Tha store had be*n
clnM-d but a Miorl lime, and wln-n Mr.
lloss reached the building sfter the
alsrm wss given smoke was pouring out
of Iho front Ho rnshed through Iho
•moke and flame* to the ollice, andae>
»ttfcd UU books, snd, with them,
jumped oat the hack window. By this
i*mt*c me tttt o*nw waa *i*»\9*tu a mt*m*
The   Nelson   News,  referring edi
torially to the question raised by i'iie
Ledge in relation to excessive smeltei
charges on Slocan ore, says:
''Strange to say, the attacks upon
the Canadian smelters emanate from
the chief centers of the silver lead mining industry The papers wliich are
devoting considerable attention to the
smelters are published in Sandon and
New Denver These papers depend
for their prosperity upon the welfare of
the silver-lead mining industry, and it
seems unreasonable to assume that they
would take the position they do with
regard to the Canadian smelters unless
they were assured it waB in the best
interests of the sjlver lead mining industry.
"There is a silver-lead mine owners'
association. That body should cause
to be published without delay a plain
statement of the facts in the case so
that lhere„i)eed be no longer any doubt
its to the real cause of depression
■ "When newspapers publiehed in the
heart of the silver-lead mining district
declare that the real grievance ofthe
mine operators is excessive smelter
charges and no authoritative denial is
made to the allegation it is only reaeon
able that eastern people should accept
the statement in good faith.
"If the local smelters are doing what
is right by the mine owners, the latter
should say so in such a mannei as
would carry conviction. On the other
hand if the mine owners have a grievance against the smelters, let them say
so with equal clearness.''
The News is coming to it.   But the
"News Tias evidently" overlool-sed~lhe
statement set forth fn every resolution,
or set of resolutions, passed by the
silver-lead mine owners, or the citizens
of the silver-lead mining camps. All of
these statements of the case emphatically make known to tho government
that tlie smelters aud railroads are gobbling up everything in sight in the way
of financial assistance to the silver lead
Industry. But the News Is right in asking for a clear, definite statement from
the mine owners It would most ef
factually place the matter before the
public.
In closing the lengthy srticle in the
News, ssld to have oeen written by J
L Parker, though it was not signed by
him, the writer says:
"In order ti build up the west we
need every possible industry, and need
to sssltt it once established, and If our
lead smelters give the same rates, I
cannot u iderstand why the oro is being
smelting.   He says:
"Summarizing" all these costs we
have the extrem • cost of smelting a ton
of thirty per cent lead ore iu British Co-
Uimb'.tt as follows:
Sampling .....$ 1 00
Cnkiniutr sulphide ore    2 50
Rriquetting same       60
Smelting... ■..'...' 4 50
Rerining    8 60
Total cost ,...*tl2 10
"Now comes the question of what is
a legitimate profit to the smelters Then
when freight and treatment are conjointly quoted what are the transportation companies getting ?"
These figures are based upon a liberal allowance, and are exc-essive, for
Prof. H O. Hoffman shows in his
treatise on smelting that the actual
cost, charging everything up against
the ore, is from $6 80 to $7.10 per ton.
The mine owners do not ask the
smelte.'s to treat tbe ore at cost, though
in British Columbia, where the railroads work the smelters, it would pay
them to do so, for it would meangreater
tonnage to and from the smelters, and
an immeasurably greater business for
the railroads in carrying on the husi*
ness of the country. If the Slocan
miners could get the old figure of $18.50
they would be happy, the country
would be happy, and the smelters would
prosper with the balance of the mining
country. -   *	
o THK   BEST   KVER.
shipped out of it.
«'lf tht
they charge more, however, I cannot blame the shippers from a business
standpoint, on ordinary occasions, but
surely tho present time is most inopportune.
"I havo shown that our smeltershavo
given uses good rates as the foreign
ones at a time when both were competing for our ores, and have reduced
rates snd tsken our ores when the
foreign o ie« would not take them; and
havo in this rather lengthy letter established sufficient evidence to prove
that our horns smelters sre worthy of
more sasUtanco than they receive from
somo nf our British Columbia shippers.
"if thd lesd trust Is giving better
rates than our smelters, it Is doing this
from some ulterior motive, iu my
oit|nlon,aiid I am sorry to see our minors
play into its hands."
The writer, J. L Parker, or whoever
he might be, is not hail so sorry to see
the mine owners "play Into the hamU"
of tho American mmluir*, as hia fellow
mine owners are to see J. L. Parker
"play into the hands" of the local
smeller trust.
He states thst he established sufll-
cisnt proof In his letter to prove thst
our home smelters sre worthy of more
assistance from our mine owners. We
doubt if anybody but J. L Parker, or
tho mon for whom J L Parker is writing, can see tbe point he sitempts to
mak*.
In his explanation be lakes his figures
In the year 1800, when load wss at itt
h'ghest price, snd attempts to prove
thst under the new method tbe local
smelters ute actuallv giving tba minr
owners the better nf It bv about 8 cents
a ton over the old freight and trostment
charges.
But let It be understood thst when
the smelters raised the rata (rom $18 a»i
to 125 80 load waa bringing £18 12*. tm
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^Thecompany which will present "A
■WinOrWomattT-thrJatesiTnUBioai farcer"
at tbe Sandon opera house on Saturday,
June 6, has a really wonderful an ay af
well known people enlisted in the ranks
of the organization The management
do not believe in the too common system of "one or two giving the whole
show," bat have organized what is un-
doubtedly one of the strongest farce-
comedy casts ever brought together.
P. P. P. MEKTINO.
A meeting of tho Provincial Pro-
gressive Party will be held inthe Town
Hall, Sandon, next Tuesday evening,
June 9th. A full attendance is requested
as matters of importance will be discussed.       J. V. Martin, Vice-Pres.
Ha** Joined the tt. M. W.
The Miners unions at Michel, Fernie
and Morrissey have passed resolutions,
and surrendered their charter to tho
Western Federation of Miners The
unions hsve decided to form a branch
of the United Mine Workers of America
Finch and Campbell ofipokano hsve
closed a deal with John A Turner, W.
Walsh and M. Scully of Nelson, wherebv
they have bonded tho Queen mino near
Krl« for W0.000, payments to be mado
in three installments, last ot which is lu
six months. The first payment was
made last week.
t    tawatenng ui th* Kkkei Plat* mia«,
i R-sssfaad, has beau started
ettlngnUblng tbe tinmt* His stock
was valued st $10,000! estimated loss,
fU<G% In*uui.«s, *J,u». The origin
of Ihe Urn is not known,hot is supi>o§ed
to hsve been csuied by shsnglnglsmp
■imt. , hMiiiiif iHl,iii, kii.litf.it9i  4.1    &*■>*■**--■< 4*t* w.^* *.4,w,
**cure a setttaaeat with the insurance
ttrnpure),
VWi£jjjjjo*tJ*T''viiuHcv»
From oar many articles the past few
weeks received from vsriovs source*
it will be win that Ihe comedy larcc.
"A Wl«o Woman." Is a strictly first class
atttaeiMMt witlt mm* inte'iooi'iiy on*.
novei testates tMn snv company that
k*s jh xiaittA n*. It remains tn be
mam hom U#y mitt be sp-p-rvrtsttd si
the Sandon opera house, hat., June «.
than 9M per ton
It can readily he seen from this why
tbe Slocati mine ownots aro not tattleed
to work their properties. Tha fsetle,
they csnnot work them st a profit at
charge*.
Lei the smelter put the rale hack to
where It wss prior to 1900 and Ihe Rio-
can mine* will b« thrown open snd the
whole country he made prosperous.
If taste wss say reason for tha «sc«s-
Siva charges there might b* tttmmet-
cute; bat there is not It is s double
cinelt, were and simple, and Is being
mm km U* thn iitnti by iii* *mtA,#a* and
railroads.
ft C CampVll Jnttnttaa, ia a Ittvthv
arttei* ia lh* Newt tA Fridav Uu*. gar*
tome figures iu relation to the cost of
The New York Brewery of Sandon Is
still brewing first-class beer.
SANDON   AUDITORIUM
THE THKATHrCAL  EVENT Of
THK SHAWM
A Wise Woman
Saturday, June 6th
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asms THE LEDttE, NEW DENVER, B. C, JUNE 4   1903.
Tenth Yeah.
The Ledge.
With which Is amalgamated the
Sasdox Pavstrkak,
Published every Thursday In the richest silver-
lead-zinc camp on earth.
Legal advertising 10 cents a nonpariel line
tirst insertion, and S cents a line each subsequent
insertion. Reading notices 25 cents a line, and
commercial advertising graded iu prices according to circumstances.
Subscription, |2 a year in advance or gS.50 If
not so paid.
Fellow Pilgrims: Thk Lbdoc is located.at
Vew Denver, B. C , and Is traced to many parts
of the earth It has never been raided by the
.therlff, snowsllded by cheap silver, or rubdued
by the fear of man. It works for the trail blazer
as well as the bay-windowed, champagne-flavored
capitalist It alms to be on the right side of
everything, and believes that hell should l>e administered to the wicked in large doses. It has
stood the test of time, and an ever-increasing
paystreak Is proof that it is better to tell the
truth, even if the heavens do occasionally hit
our smokestack.
One of the noblest works of creation is the man
who always nays the printer; he is sure of a
hunk in paradise, with thorn tew roses for a pillow by night, and nothing bat gold to look at
by day.
,   Address all communications to—
THE  LEDGE,
New Denver, B.C
A pencil cross in thi* sqnare
t illcitte* that your suWrlp-
ti wi is due, and that the editor
grants -nee again to look at
your collateral.
di!
THURSDAY   JUNE   4,   1903.
"Down with smelter rates and let
prosperity flow in.
Never doubt it.- The Sloqan
will yet be the best camp in the
Kootenays.
Now is the time to hit the weed
with the hoe. If you don't you
will have to use the axo and dynamite in July. ,,,
Knock off the "marketing
charge," and the U. 8- import
duty on lead, and watch the Slocan soar heavenward.
Now we have it. A surgical
operation in Indianapolis made
normal the brain of a boy born
with criminal instincts. Let us
operate on some of onr provincial
legislators before another election
takes place. ,
If the local smelters are giving
our lead miners such excellent
treatment, why do our lead miners
seek a market for their ore outside
of Canada ? As a business proposition, will they not have their ore
treated wbere they can get the best
rates?
Three years ago the local smelter
combine charged 818.50 for freight
and treatment of Slocan ore. Today on the same ore, and for the
same work, the charge is $25.80.
It will take a more expert juggler
with figures than even J. L. Parker to demonstrate the justice of
this.
Louise, an Indianapolis chambermaid, recently refused to make
Booker T. Washington's bed, and
some enthusiastic negro burners of
Georgia gave her $25 in recognition
of her idfocy. Guess Booker can
nnke his own bed in a pinch. If
he can't he should come to tV
Lucerne and learn how it's done.
mines are reducing and suspending operations.
"Some Western newspapers declare that the rates charged are exorbitant and absolutely unreasonable, while others protest that they
are fair. Only an expert with long
experience could pronounce with
authority on that point. The public know that corporations like the
C. P. R. get all they can on all occasions, and ask bonuses whenever
there is the remotest chance of getting them, quite irrespective of
their needs or profits. If the ores
were twice as rich as they are, the
charges would no doubt absorb the
greater part of the profits—perhaps
make a bonus equally necessary.
The railway should bo restricted to
its business as a common carrier.
It should be made to give a fair
rate whether the mine operators
ship to its favored smelters or any
other in or out of Canada. With
that assurance of fair treatment
such mines as can profitably be
operated will continne their output
without government aid, while
mineral deposits of no value will
be abandoned."
The Weekly.Sun's deductions
are reasonable. But it makes a
mistake when it says, the railroad
company quotes the freight and
treatment charges. Thesmelter
companies do that. But in this
province the railway controls the
smelters, and the profits of lead
mining are divided between them.
F m^renn One hundred years
L-l l IK*I aui I ag0> May 25, Kalph
Waldo Emerson was born. His
life was spent for the good of man;
he thought for the good of the
world. But it is only now that his
worth is beginning' to be appreciated, and his thoughts and words
understood.
Long ago he wrote: "I see in all
directions the light breaking. Trade
and government will not alone be
the favorite aims of. mankind, but
ey^ry useful, every elegant art,
every exercise of imagination, the
height of reason, the noble3t affection, the purest religion, will find
their homes in our institutions,
and write our laws for the benefit
of men."
How well a recent writer expresses the appreciation of the understanding world of the great
philosopher in these brief words:
'•With the old Puritans life had
been a vale of tears and man a
worm of the dust, groveling in his
own unworthiness. Emerson flooded the vale with" living sunshine,,
made it gay witli flowers of hope!
and gave to men's soaring souls
the wings of angels."
The smelter combine of Canada
Is naturally opposed to anything
that threatens to stop a bonus.
Just now it Is threatening all kinds
of vengeance on the Slocan mi tiers
If a "stopper" is not put upon Tub
Lrdok's demand for better freight
and treatment rates. On tho other
hand, the mine owners do not want
a bonus put upon lead if the smelt-
ers are to have a hold of tho handle.
They know the combine will do as
as it has done in the past—pour
the bonus into its own coffers and
let the mine owners lick out the
dipper.
J. L. Parkkk thinks that "our
homo smelters aro worthy of more
assistance than they receive from
some of our British Columbia ship*
Eurs." Indeed; and why? Our
ome smelters take mo*t of tho
profits out of Ute Industry, giving
nothing In return. Our home
smelters charge the same rate that
te charged by the smelters across
the line, pocketing th^dlfferaico of
14 and $0 por ton in freight rates.
They take the limit; why do they
deserve better treatment? Per*
hap* if they would traat the Blocan
miner* bettor, they, io turn, would
be better treated.
FavnritiQm How many Ga"
i avuiitioiu nndians wo meet
who delight to point to evidences
of political corruption across the
line. Yet how few of them know
what they are talking about, and
fewer still will open either their
ears or eyes to political corruption
in Canada. A striking example of
the difference in railroad taxation,
or "favoritism," in Ontario and
the United States is afforded in thc
case of the St. Clair tunnel. The
tunnel is half in Michigan and
half, in Ontario. Towards the
building of the Ontario end tho Dominion gave a bonus of $375,000.
Towards tho building of tho Michigan end not a dollar was given.
The Ontario end is assessed for
local purposes at $30,000, and pays
$750 in taxes. Tho Michigan end
Is assossed this year nt $1,800,000,
and will pay, under the state
board valuation, $25,000 in taxation, and, if the Detroit appeal do*
cision by the state supremo court
Is sustained, even this $25,000 will
be increased by 25 or 30 per cent,
more.
Been past a church 120 times.":-
Played poker 0 times.
Met a parson 0 times.
Had'clam soup 900 times.
Met an honest politician 2 times'.
Heard about Victoria 3 times.
Took in $40,000.
Paid out $47,000. v
This is a fair record, although if
it keeps up for several years I may
have to send an ozonagram to
some old millionaire, couched in
terse terms like this:
"Glorious game. Send more
money."
The C. P. R. continues to provide a rotten service. Its, trains
into Vancouver are nearly always
from one to 12 hours late, and a
long-suffering public must put up
with it for the C. P. E. is mighty
and does prevail.
A correspondent wants to know
what I did with the million dollars
that I made in New Denver. I blew
it in buying meals on the C. P. R.
dining car between tidewater and
Revelstoke. This sad fato should
be a warning to all who are tempted
to go against agrub foundry oh
wheels.
Colonel Davidson of Duluth has
bought the land grant of the
Cauada Northern, amounting to
three million acres for $4 an acre.
This is an easy way for the Yanks
tn absorb Canada, but our foolish
legislators cannot overcome the
habit of giving away the country
tp railway grafters.
King Edward may visit America.
Personally I am, not very fond of
kings. While attending college ni
the classical town of Kaslo I met
four of them all at once, but when
Crazy Horse Pearson showed down
fpur aces my love of royalty weak
ened, and I laid them to rest before the frost had melted from their
crowns. Greek scholars will savey.
—The Ozonagram.
il
# PVorp the Suit's Kwtf
Looking into the dim future I
can see a well-known citizen appearing before St. Peter. "Who
are you?" asks St. Peter.
"An applicant for wings," he
replies.
"Where did you come from ?"
"From New Denver."
"Did you ever do any evil to
your neighbor?".
"No; never."
"Did you ever cheat, rob or
steal, qr complain about the beefsteaks?" ,   .,..
"No; never." „.■'!
"Did you belong to the riflp
club or the gratis grading gang?''
, "No;, neither."
* "Did you ever sell any wild cats
to the unsophisticatad tenderfoot.?'?
No answer.
"How old were you * when, the
fire destroyed the triangular .bj.ock?!'
"Twenty-seven years."      , .
"How old are you now ?"
. "Ninety-three."
"Did you help to clear away the
debris?','
"No, sir; nobody would he}p
me, aud I couldn't do it alpne."
"Were you a subscriber of The
Ledge?" , '   :.
"Yes; formany years I read it
as I did ray Bible."
"Did you pay your'subscription?"
"If-f-org-o-t." „. ,
PBRVUMK
EXTRACTED
TBIVITY.
BT    KLEC-
A remarkable invention, whereby
the perfume of flowers may be extracted without crushing or otherwise injuring the blooms, has lately
been patented by Professor Elmer
Gates, of Washington. It is an
electrical contrivance, fitted with
mysterious-looking wires, levers,
wheels and glass bottles. If you
are in a hurry, aud desire a few
drops of attar of roses, all you have
to do is to set the' machinery in
motion, hold a . bunch of freshly-
cut roses in front of the receiver,
and in ten minutes all the perfume
which has'hitherto been "wasting
its ^fragrance on, the desert .air"
will have flown to the electrically
charged wires, and irom thence into jars, where it is securely bottled. Tho roses, uninjured but
scentless, may bo used for decorative purposes.
Look Pleasant,
Please!
TRDE   LOVK.
From an income of $45 a month
as an oiler on the Burlington railroad to the sole ownership of two
gold and silver mines near Butte,
Mont., estimated to be worth
$5,000,000, is the pipe dream that
has just come true for George W.
Gunter, of Lincoln, Neb.
The bequest came unexpectedly
and from a curious source—a for-
TSirs "ago"Gnn~
were  engaged,
between   them,
iOTf¥weetneartr^"
tes  and   the girl
Something  came
■Jtnd, although there was no'actual
breach, they drifted apart.
She married a man who afterwards struck it rich in the Montana fields. Just four months
after Gunter had married a second
love. Tne rich widow visited Gunter a few months ago. She was
then on her way to tho KumSas
City hospital where she afterwards
died under the surgeon's knife.
Gunter was stunned to hear a
few days ago that Mrs. Pingcn,
the widow, who was childless and
l-ereft of kin, had left him everything as a token of their early love.
I.OWKRY   IN   VANCOOVKH.
I have been six weeks in Vancouver and have carefully dotted
down every event I find that the
following has been my experience:
Took » bath 30 times.
Had meals 100 times.
Asked to drink 3 times.
Didn't drink flOO times.
Caught a flee 1 times.
Run over by street cars 11 times.
Saw it rain 2 lirne*.
Tourists,
Capitalists,
Miners,
Prospectors,
Strangers.
every kind
Are alwnvs welcome at
the Hotel Slocan, in Three
Forks. Thero is always
plenty of food and drink
in the house, snd nothing
Is charged tor looking at
thenceneiy Come in nnd
have something when you
pass by.
HUGH NIVEN
s m: o x b
Blue Prize, Henry Vane,
Columbus & Havana Whip
CltflVQ. »r»m«tk»by—
U$ai a   W p. kilbourne a CO.,
K*t*«mtarf brot'vaii* llo-arux,        ■
Ac   If   lc The Weekly Sun ol
#I*D   IL    19 nr-*,,„„.,*>,       w*-*..**»,t»..
-p-mtorlftMif of the \ett,A mAohig *M\\n.-)
tion, opjpow» the propoaed bonui>
for tha following reason*:
••To bnrden the public by making tip the loss on such operations
■nu ll*i iff, tin; itnffn,  tilMtOe*. |W%*|WWi*
tion imaginable. The C. P. U
haa 9 lead smelter and a foonus*tl
lead refinery nt Trail, B. C. To
tba mine owners the railroad quotes
a rale that includea freight and
Amelter charge, with atvotiwr rata
for refining tne silver from tha lead
bullion, and still another for placing the lead on the m trket. The
total charge is more than the -mining eompanien can pay,  m the
H.BYERS&CO
JOHN   WAS   1NSIDK.
a _____
" A story is told of a young man
named John P., who, being in poor
health, went to India. His family
had iustructed him not to spare
expense, Imt to cable three times a
week how he was, aud what he
was doing. The first cable message ran:
"Am well. Have native guide,
Inja.    Hunt tigers tomorrow."
The next communication did not
arrive till two weeks later, It was
this:
"John dead. Killed. Tiger.
What do?—Inja."
Back went the tearful message:
"Send ou body."
A month later there was delivered to the keeper of iho receive
iDg vault at M— cemetery a box,'
oin»*ffin~soiarg€r^d
might have been, the home of a
second Cardiff giant. Suspicion
having been aroused, a permit was
'secured ami the scaled coffin opened.
To the consternation of those present there lay the body of a magnificent Bengal tiger resting on
satin. The following message was
soon racing across the Atlantic:
"Some mistake. You send a
tiger.   Whpro is John?"
Tho following information wat
soon rectiivtd»
"No mistake. John inside tiger."
Why yoa should buy
FAIR    PLAY
CHEWING
TOBACCO
10c and 20c a plug.
Because it i» tho >>wt quality.
BGCailSe It in the mont laattng
thew.       *•—■——*
BeCaUSO H i« the larg«t high
grade 6 or 10c plug.
BeCaUSO »•»«> tag«ar»*attmti|« for
nramliutu until January
1st, Itm.
BeCaUSe we   guarantee   every
plug, Mild *
BeCaUSO your Aettter te smhor.
THE
Auditorium
OF THE MINERS' UNION BLOCK
Is the only halt In the city suited for Theatrical
Performances, Conowbs, Dances and other public entertainments.   For bookings write or -wire
ANTHONY   SHILLAND
Secretary Sandon Miners' Union
SANDON,B. C
Order your
summer
suit now
Call and see my stock of Suitings.
P. P. LIEBSCHER. _%??£_
Chadbourne & McLaren
SAMPLING AGENTS
Ore shipped to Nelson will be care
fully looked after.
NELSON,
B. C
GET A COOLING
\wA  to   rvfiHid   your
money If yon nre not
MtliHlHl.
THE EMPIRE TOBACCO CO„ Ud.
llyim want »
rom for table
■ o v/rQcr »ha«, hu* a
byitw man whA umW.tamh thf»lioemakliiB
twaliiws.  ifejMlrtnf also n«u/do«t. *
Parley Ward.      Sandon.
 MlMf Mxwt a tltt-rUHy.
A line of  KODAKS and supplies now in stock at—
NelSOn'S Drug & Book Store
Prices, $1.2$ np
New Denver. B. C.
CERTIFICATE OFIMPROVEMENTS
MOUNTAIN CHIEF Mineral Claim
Situate In the Arrow Lake Mining Division of
West Kootenay District Where located-
On Cnn von Creek nbout two miles from the
junctltju with Carrlboo Creek";
TAKE NOTICE That I, A. R. Heyland.auenl
for 1'etor McDonald. K.M ' "   ~"
MtSDouRald, F. M. O., B328P9,
M
Shampoo
ED ANGRIGNON'S
TONSORIAL PARLORS
Brick Block    New Denver
Manager of BOSUN HALL.
O. K3-m. Ellen
 ^"^J10!*?'-
ii»35~iiiior!ur^wy"u«7i»~fiUii!-',t!ie~Ciate'
hereof, to am>ly to the Mining Recorder for
accttlileiteof Improvement*, for the puriiose oi
obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.
And further lako notice that action under Sec,
37 <nust lw commenced before the l*iuuice of such
certificate of Improvements.
Dated this *S4th day of February. A.D. 1808.
A. tt. HEYLAND.
RELIABLE ASSAYS
Oold,  •".« I Oold and Silver. AIM
Lead..   -751 Goldjllv'r.oopiiY IJ*.
Samples by mall receive prompt attention.
Gold and Silver Refined and Bought
OGDEN ASSAY CO
lltfft Arapahoe *>*.,  U->i>ver. Colo.
SILVER CITY LODGE NO. 39
I.O.O.F.
SAH DON, II C.
Meetings In the Union Hall every Friday evening at7:40  VWtlng brethren cordially luvltid
-■     ■    Tim. MrmtiK, Noble Gram
DAHHUIiLKY.V.
toattind.   Fkkd. Ki-whik, Noble Grand; J. E.
 "  " Grand,
Lovkbino, Secretary;
A.F. & A.M.
ALTA LODGE NO. »9
8ANDON, IV«-
HegularCommunicatl-nn held the first Thursday in each montb In Masonic Hall at 8 p. tr.
Sojourning brethren are cordially Utvited to attend   Jammi M Bahton, Swrrtaiy.
iANOONJARTACLOO,
McPHEBSOK & HURLEY
EXPRESS, BAGGAGE & CARTAGE
SANDON, B. C.
DELIVERY TO ALL PARTS OFTHKC1TY
SANDON BOTTLING CO.
C. A. BIGNEY.
Manufacturer of
CARBONATED   DRINKS
.ODYAVE.       ^^7 SANDON
WMWWWWM^MMMMMM
!^ iNewnwrhtl Hoiel a
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8
D(W DeWer, offers a pleaaant uubutituto for
homo to tboBO who travel.   It ia situated on the j
uhore of Lake Slocan, the most beautiful lake" 1
all America.   From its balconies and windows
can bo seen the grandest scenery upon this continent.
Thc internal arrangements of the hotel are the reverse *
to telephone, all tho rooms being plastered, and electric
bells at tho head of every bed make It easy for the dry j
moments in the raoroing.v^**-**K^«-*««#«.-*c#cJ
The best and cheapest meals In the country »re
to be found in the dining room.   The house ts run up. j
on cosmopolitan principles, and tbe prospector with his
pack is just as welcome as thc millionaire with his roll.
Every guest receives the best of c»re and protection.
The liquors are the best in the Slocan, and tbe'
hotel has long been noted for ita fish and game dinners.
I    This is the only flrifc-clasi house in the Lucerne of j
North America,   One look at the landlord will con-
vince any stranger thai the viands sre of lbs best quality.   Rooms reserved by telcgraph.o«*»c*^J<JKJ
HENRY STEQE, ProprletorC\$*\$rs£r\© l#A
8HELF
AND HEAVY
HARDWARE
MINE&. MILL
SUPPLIESIO
Bar Iron Sue3, Pipe Fining* Etc
KstakllitiiM I HIT.
Csplul (all naW up) $12,000,000.00
Reserved ttfnd V t 7,00X000.00
Undivided profits t   i  6t0.0W.0l
Rt. Hon Lord Strathc®** a.td Mocrr Horxu G.CM.G. President.
Hon. O. A. Drummowd, Vice PrwMent,
R & Cuowrtow, General Msnsirer,
Branches to all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and
the United State*
New Denver branch
LE a-DB VEB£tt,Managtr
POWDER, CAP3& FUSE.
SAN03N
NCLSO Tenth Year.
THE LEDttE, NEW DENVER, B. Cr JUNE 4   1903.
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LOVK   TALKS.
One of the iuteresting questions
raised by the recent Duryea divorce
case is what language is a perfect
gentleman justified in using to-
ward his wife? Mr. Duryea is a
man of position, of wealth, of education, accustomed tq god(T bock-tr,
yet he admits that lie called the
partner of.his bosom."ia fool," "an
'a   watering  ciaft,"  and
>   <«„
idiot,'
various other endearing and tender
epithets.
No point is, of course, more
definitely settled than that the etiquette of matrimony does not, demand thnt husband and wife shall
treat each other aa if they were
lady and gentleman. Mr. Duryea
is one of£the first to publicly enunciate the dictum that a man is at
liberty to say what he pleases to
his wife, but there isn't any doubt
that the majority of people secretly
concur in the theory—at least in
practice.
Most men say what they pleas*
to their wives, and the majority oi
women exercise a similar freedom
of speech in regard to their husbands. If they do not use the
language employed by Mr. Duryea
it is because, they possess a more
limited vocabulary, but the important fact remains that the majority of married people say things
to each other that they would not
dare to say Jo the cook, who could
give notice and leave, and that
they would not dream of Baying to
a casual stranger, says Dorothy
Dix.
Marriage is life with the veneer
rubbed off. It is the one relationship in the world in which men
and women feel that they can dispense with all the amenities of
civilization, and in which they have
the courage of their rudeness. Human beings have no idea of how
many faults they possess, nor how
they look to others, until they hear
the litany of their shortcomings
chanted with relentless candor by.
their husbands or wives.
Other people laugh at your good
story. Your wife feels called upon
„<areniind__youjthat__flhe„ha8„heard
it forty times before, and that you
4are a failure as a raconteur, anyway. Other people praise your
youthful vivacity.   Your husband
this aucient and honorable artillery
company verbiage and refer in up-
to-date language to "that cheap
skate, our more ornamental than
useful son; George, .Prince --.. of
Wales," and to "our rather dubi
ons and too-expensiyely clad cousin and councillor^ Arlluir Welles-
h»y." But it isn't at all like E<]:
ward to make;/these innovations!
Henry the Eighth viould feel quite
home with the official diction of
1903.—Minneapolis Journal.
KMKKSON,   THK   GREAT.
star,"
world
feels free to tell you not to make a
a fool of yourself by acting like a
schoolgirl when yon look forty
years old. It is on our husbands
and wives we flash out all the|ill
temper and nerves and irritability
we have not dared vent on custom
ers and servants. It is our hus*
bands and wives who tell us, the
things about ourselves w« don't
want to know, that we are trying
to blind ^onrnelves to. And yet
there are people who speculate
about the cause of domestic infelicity.
SOLVKS   SqUinRKL   PHOIILBM.
Wash. Trahern says he has
solved the problem of the extermination of the squirrels. Not
long since one of his farm hands
cut off the tail of a sick hound,
hoping to relieve the animal by
the blood-letting process. The
hound got well but never was ablo
to catch a jack-rabbit again-, as he
could not turn with the, rabbit,
having no rudder. Trahern's plan
is to catch the squirrels and cut off
their tails, and then tbey will not
be able to make those awfully quick
tnrns into their burrows when the
dog* ehaae them, and the consequence will be that the canines
will soon get the better of the
squirrels,—Stockton Mail.
DICTION THAT MKANS NOTHING.
The king has tamed a commission manual to "our most dear son
and conndllor, his roval highness,
George, Prince of Wales, president
of the fit. Louis exposition com
mission; our tight trusty snd well
beloved cousin and councillor, Arthur Weilc*ley, viscount, peer,
chairman." The other oommis*
sloners are called "our right well
beloved councillors," etc. If tht
king wishes to make a decided hit
with hit subjects he would drop
^Hiteh your wagon to a
said   Emerson,   and    the
laughed and said Emerson was a
fool.
But the world has proved itself
to have been the fool.
The world did not understand
Emerson.
Before we begin to laugh at a
man as a dreamer it is well to see
if we know what he is talking
about, to understand his words, or
we are likely to awake some day
to the painful fact that the other
man was the practical man and
that we, ourselves, are still wandering with untuned ears in the most
impractical kind of a dreamland.
Here are a few clippings from
Emerson; they sound pretty good
today:   !
Man is timid and apologetic.
He is ho longer upright. He dares
not say, "I think," "I am," but
quotes some saint or sage. He is
ashamed before the bhde of grass
and the blowi ng rose. These roses
under my window make now reference to former roses or to better
roses; they are for what they are:
they exist with God today. There
is no time for them. There is
simply the rose; it is perfect in
every moment of its existence. Before a leaf-bud has burst its whole
life acts; in the full-blown flower
there is no more; in the leafless
root there is no less. Its nature is
satisfied, and it satisfies nature in
all momenta alike. There is no
time to it. But man postpones
and remembers; he does not live
in- the^TeBent7~bnirw^
laments the past, or, heedless of
the riches that surround him,
stands on tiptoe to foresee the future. He cannot be happy and
strong until he, too, lives with nature in the present, above time.
What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people
thijk. This rule, equally arduous in actual and intellectual life,
may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder because
you will always And those who
think thev know what is* your
duty better than you know it. It
is easy in the world to live after
the world's opinion; it is easy in
solitude to live after our own; but
the great man is he who in the
midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of
solitude.
Tho secret of genius is to suffer
no fiction to exist for us; to realiae
all that we know; in the high refinement of modern life, In arts, in
sciences, in books, In men, to exact good faith, reality, and a purpose; and first, last, midst; and
without end, to honor every truth
by use.
Go with moan people and you
think life Is mean. Then read
Plutrarch, and the world is a proud
place, peopled with men of posh
tlve qnsllty, with heroes and demigods standing around us, who will
not let us sleep.
you git knocked out of one plan
you want to git yourself another
right quick, before yer sperrits haa
a chance to fall.
"The way to git cheerful is,to
smile when*you feel bad, to think
about somebody else's headache
when yer own is 'most bustin', to
keep on believin' the sun is a shining when the cloud is thick enough
to cut.
SLAVKRY   IN   SOUTH   AFRICA.
The truth about the Sout'sAfn-
can republics, hitherto half veiled
by the censorship, is now coming
out from official sources. It was
supposed that the havoc had ended
with the burning of some hundreds
of farms. It is now revealed by
Lorcl Milner that the whole country has been laid waste. A laud
which yesterday was the home of
a community of honest farmers, ii -
dustrious, prosperous, and in their
simple way religious, has been
turned into a desert. Such a picture may surely breen reflection in
those who have beeh led as we have
been led to take a part in the work
of devastation. The real object of
the capitalists of Johannesburg is
also now plainly disclosed. It was
not the extension of British liberties, for which they cared little, but
forced labor for the working of the
mines. They are in fact striving
to introduce slavery under the thin
disguise of taxing the people so
heavily as to compel them to work.
A singular addition this to the
glories of the nation whose boast it
was that she had led the world in
the emancipation of the slave. The
time has come when the supporters of the war are glad to treat it
jauntily as a thing past and forgotten. Forgotten by us, it may
be. But unless the world is greatly
misgoverned or not governed at
all, there is a power which does
not forget.—The Weekly Sun.
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8TRANGK TKST Or 1NNOUKNCB.
A strange way of testing the innocence of an accused person is
employed in India, said a traveler
who lately returned from Madras.
They haul the man upQ and give
him a handful of dry rice to chew.
Dry rice takes a deal of chewing
to get it masticated into a glutinous mass like gum, and that is the
condition that the accused is re
in White and Colored Fancy Muslins and Zephyrs, 75c to $8
All Sizes.
Mail orders promptly filled. Write for samples.
•Embroideries and Laces in all the new designs *
April Delineators.   All the latest Butterick Patterns now to hand.
Infants' Kobcs, Cloaks, Underwear in complete sets.      Children's Muslin Dresses, in white and
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if you are nervous and afraid you
fail. For it seems that fear has a
strong effect upon the salivary
glands. It prevents them from
secreting saliva. The mouth of a
badly-frightened person is always
dry as a bone. It requires a tremendous flow of saliva to chew
dry rice, and therefore the scared
prisoner inevitably fails in the test.
WANTED-SEVERAL PERSONS OK
character and good reputation in each
date (one in this county required) to represent
and advertise old established wealthy business
house of solid financial standing. Salary m.DO
weekly with expenses additional, all payable In
cash direct each Wednesday from hcan offices.
Horse and carriage furnished when necessary.
References. Endow self addressed envelope.
Colonial Co . 334 Dearborn St., Chicago.
HENRY'S NURSERIES
ROSES, BULBS,
RHODODENDRONS,
FRUIT & ORNAMENTAL TREES
GREENHOUSE ami HARDY PLANTS.
HOME   GROWN &  IMPORTED  GARDEN,
FIELD AND FLOWER SEEDS
BEE HIVES AND SUPPLIES
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
M. J. HENRY,
8009 Westminster Road. Vancouver, B. C
WHITE LABOR ONLY
NOTICE.
quired to get it into within ten
minutes. If you are calm and not
afraid you will be successful, but
Gale's*
AND BATH ROOMS
The best Tonsorial Establishment in
the Slocan.
Balmoral Bldo, Main St., Sandon.
BOW TO bk HArrr.
Tbe following bits of wisdom nre
taken from "Lovey Mary," published by the Century Company:
I've made it a practice to pnt all
my worries down In the bottom of
my heart, then tit on the lid an'
•mile.
You never kin tell which way
pluMure it a-comln'. Who ever
would a' tbonght when we aimed
al Ute cemetery that we'd land at
a flmt-clMn flro?
UI believe in bavin' a good time
when you itart out to have ii   If
HOTEL
HotelSandon
Pioneer Hotel of the Slocan
ROBERT CUNNING, Ptwprktor
A Table that is   replete with the
choicest seasonable viands.
Rooms Large,~Airy and"Cfemfortiibiei-~Speeiaratteritiorrto the mining trade.
P» Bmre:
Co,
Fresh, Salted and Smoked Fish Just Received.
Eastern ■ '& Olympia Oysters
_.,_,    J     Robkiikry, B. C. May 31st, ms.
Thirty days after dale we. the undcntlimed,
Intend to apply to tlio Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for special licenses to cut and
carry away timber from the following described
tracts of land, situated on Wilson crei-k.and
*y>e brooches of Wilson creek; in the West Kootenay District:
FIRST LOCATION.
Commencing at a post planted on the east bank
of the main stream of Wilson creek, three miles
more or lens above the Third East fork, marked
P. J. Gallagher. N. W. C, and running thence
east 40 chains, thence south 160 chains, thence
west 40 chains, thence north 160 chains to point
of commencement.
Located the 18th day of May, 1903. *"
P.J.GALLAGHER.
SECOND LOCATION. -
Commencing at a post planted on the Third
East Fork of Wilson creek, and about one mile
from the main creek on west bank, marked P. J.
CK, N. W. C thence east lflo chains, thence south
40 etiuins, thence west KO chains, thence north
40 chains to point of commencement.
Located the 18th day of May, 1903.
P. J. GALLAUHEB.
THIRD LUCATION.
Commencing at a post planted on the west
bank of main stream of Wilnon creek, about live
miles nbove the HlKh fails, marked G.S.V., .
W.O., thence north ico chains, thence east 40
chains, thence south 160 chains, thence west 40
chalus to point of commencement.
Located ihe I8ih day of May. lOoj.
C. S. VANSTONE.
FOURTH LOCAriON.
Commencing at a met planted on the-east
bank of Wilson (main stream), about three miles
above .the High falls, marked Q. 8. V„ S. E.
corner, thence west 40 chains, thence north 1*)
| mains, thence east 40 chains, thence south 100
' chains to point oi commencement.!
Located 19th of May, 1903.
G.S.VAN8TONE.
FIFTH LOCATION.
Commencing at a post planted on the east hank"
of the main  stream or Wilson en ek. about 3
)itiiva-auv.v.iro-..l*Kl|-f*nilBpiinil|lll S3,   ,*f ,,t*l,   -ft .
0„ thence north VO chains, thence east 40 chain*,
thence south 160 chains, thence west 40 chains to
point of eommentement.
Located May 19th, 190S.     SAM WALKER.
81XTII LOCATION.
Commencing at a po*t planted on the west
hank of the. main stream of Wilson creek, a vmt
five mile* above the High falls, marked S W..
S.E.C., thence west 40 chains, thence north 160
chains, thence cast 40 chains, thence south 160
chains to tiolnt of commencement,
idi"
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Turkeys and Chickens
< j*
Sausage of all kinds made fresh every day in the week
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THE LEADING
SUMMER 11ES0KT
IN THE K00TENAY8
COCKLE &PAPW0RTH
KASLO, B. O.
P. 0. Box 290.
Phone 179
W.J.McMillan*Co.
WHOLESALE GROCERS
and aranta for
TUCIBTT CIGAR CO.,
UNION LABEL CIGARS
Boquet,
El JusUUo,
Sarantizados
Powder, ruse, Onuses,
General fline Supplies
BRANDS
Monogram,     M?r*uerita,
Our Special,
El Condor,
Schiller,
a mo
Tackett's Union Label
Cigarettes
Iinick T. I* B. V. C
C-erwar AluaMter Mnn aw* OotomMa A*****,
»4iivn*u«tir,«i. C.
CORRECT   FASHIONS
I the 18th day of Mhy. liXB.
8/
A vtalt to onr Tailoring
Emporium will give
yoa an Idea ol the prevailing styles for Spring
Clothing	
J. R. CAMERON
RECO  AVENUE.
Filbert Hotel
The
Bennett & Clark, Proprietors.
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The Filbert It now the hett hotel in the Sloean.    Tha Dining Room !• conducted on etrietly flnt elan principle*.    The roomi arc large,
comfortable and prop-erly taktn cart of.
ELECTRIC LIOHT, HOT AIR, HODERN PLUHB1NG
EVERYTHINQ UP-TO-DATE
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TUB LAROtOT STOCK
IN TIIE BLOCAN.
DISCOUNT ON CAR LOTS
or AN? HEAVY ORDER.
H. Geigerich,
Sandon
Beit JOB WORK in the Sloean done ai THE LEDGE,
PALM A ANGRIGNON
General Drartnr: Minlnr Sup
piles and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.
Coa! & Wood for Sale
UUlt fftmt •■# Nc* fai.T-u.
Pwd SttNee at New Deorer.
Wc set tbe Best Meal in Sandon
Hettt, Wc. Tkkett. p.
Main Street. Sandnn.
Job Printing
That umay* h*gb In nrthtk merit, quickly
done at New Denver's printing emporium—
Located
AH WALKER.
SKVKKTIl LOCAMON.
Commencing at a poatplantr-d on tha eaitilde
of the Second West Fork of WII»on cmk, about
lixtnilea from the main circle, marked J WcO„
N. VV. C , them-e -fart *> chain*. Ibence south !60
■vlialiu,thenc«!weM40clialni, thence north 160
chnlru to ]tolnt of commencement.
Located theKOtb day of May. WO.
J. McORATH.
EIGHTH LOCATION.
Commencing at a rx»t planted on the eait aid*
of the Second Wert Fork of Wllwn creek, about
lix mllat from the main creek, marked E. J. V.,
N.E.C. thence (outhiuu chain*, thence treat 40
chain*, thence wtiU ifio chaluii. thence east 40
clmlnit to point of commentvment.
LocatcdMay lt()th, lM-9.  E. J. VANSTONE.
ININTH LOCATION.
, Commencing at a |K>it j.Untcd on the west
bunk of the Second \Vo»t Furk of Wilton crank,
about iU mllea from the main creek, marked L.
F. McD„ H W.C., thence north MC chain.,
thancc rant 40 chalni, thence Miuth l«) chaine.
tlicnco wcat 40 chains lo iiolnt of commencement.
Located Hay »mh, wi.
, L. K, McUOUOALL.
TIOTH LdCATI JK.
Cammenclnir at a i«i»t planted on the wtmt
bank t' the Second Wert Fork of Wilton ereek.
abov. _..mr mile* from lha main creek, marked
hair
E.
J. V.. N. W. C. thence eait40chalni, thence
•.mill lMt chain*, flienca wt*l 40 eltaln*, 'hance
notth lllfl clidn* to iiolut of cotumencemant.
Located the tilh day of M*y, Vwo
K
J. VANSTONE.
NOTICE.
TO DELINQUENT OtM>WNKRH.
TO?J. F. AHMHTHOKG. tdmlnhtntor or tha
•data of Martin Murrhlnon, or to «hom*nav*r
tie miy have trintferred tha Inter**! of litttln
Uurcblion, ilntm-d, In tha "Wltaar" aad
"Iran* mineral clalnu, iltutlad on Ooat
moontaln.mie-half mil* north of New Dwn-rar
Slocan llinliw DUMxi.
ytiv ark nr.HKnv voTiriKu thai i _***
I   ripemM *A* m In Uhne and Imiirovtmaat*
upon the «lmv* ni»itllnnM mineral efatflt* unatr
tl»» tirovUlon*of ihe Minefti Ai t,Ulw> en W»rch
Mk.IM.aid Mate   Wh, IMS. and If-air"
ninety day* tnm tha data nf till* mmk*
f*llor raluaa to rontritmt* tt,
»l*>v* mentioned mm, »iifc
ipemM -MMm In bbtw and ImnrovtaitiM
upon the «lmv* niettllniiM mineral efatai
tl»» tirovUlon*of ihe Minetai Ai t,Ulw> en M»rcii
Mk.IM.aid Mate Wh, IMS. and If-allMa
ninety day* tnm tha data nf till* notlr* yoaj
ftllor r*lu*e to entit-Hlmte ymtr MuportlontiTuia
itiva mentlonrd mm, »lilch 1* now do*, tv
uetMr wilh all *;*l»t4 iAvttltiliit,yiatri*tar*m
In Ilia **ld claim vlll become the t**i*tly *•! tar
n III* aald r
unil*nl»t
t|t|ei|"AN
iM^aiKe
Uay 1**
I claim vlll became the pf l»rtr i.f
i«d, under  HeclNi 4 of *t» Act
n Arl lo Amend ihe Mineral Art la
Iteiiw, H, V
<AQ.»
thl* Tlh A.t uf
K, VOUfcfl.
NOTICE.
Address
THE LEDGE
TO M-XIKQUKXT iXMlWNEK.
To J.M.V. BRNRltUU, ur m aWmwrttrth*
may h»»* tr«n**f«rritit hi*  Inltmt In Uut
VtwmtiW mlnttal thk*, rit a* ted al llw aaaid
ttt Ftettt Mil* rt9*l* Mltv.n mittitlt r»M»4n«
w tm wmttttmy umiiri. n c
V ni", i,„i5 i,,.\l ,,» • rn; wiXiwA-i .inti^SiM} iXwl
I I hav* eipended tt>* «nm nf itm to in
mmt*99lmamn*t**9i* *mm Um atmt* a**a-
timtad mineral rtalw bmtt tht mwtmma at
Urn Mtattal Art. art if. vithia alaaty day*
from lh* data vt tht* notice, yon fall or rataaa \*t
ooatrllMM ytmt pmWa* al an *arli eiMndtiara*.
•■MvMlair *» tmmt+w* •**•■**»» a"><*l«» ttwm,
*4.,.t. .1 .l.u itm,, <«4tw«ui  9J.4I *H <:»ltt tJ)  99*
tmUtn*, year UMrcM la Ib* Mid *•*»■* vlll
I****** iha pro***' *w tk* aade-witaad wwttr
•***\ttmi of aa ArlentMM'An Aet Ut**w«id
the Mla*r*l Aet l|A "
ItaMat r**4»,R C.ttifi A* *hf »f Mart*,
A.i>m« notturr ittk,
Folliott * McMillan
mKTWACtORW i MTlLMm*
_f«Mkr* ia Atmtw art Tmami Lamter.Qntat
mmtmm*** m*a rwAimm\jmiAm.mm,iA
mt.m. Ka*li*-Rdliw*f«a*Mlf*iNt at t»of^<»
i*tmot$nmtt1y *muiM **
Vatmt *** Hakim., HhMnni.
aaaaaaai THE LEDUE, NEW DENVER, B. C, JUNE 4. .1903.
Tenth Yeak.
CONDENSED ADS.
ICaodanaed advertlsemente, such as For Sale
Wanted, Loet. Strayed, Stolen, Births, Deaths,
Marriages, Personal, Hotels Jjeffal, Medical,ctc„
are Inserted when not exceeding to words for
ia centa each insertion. Eacli five words or, lesa
over 2j words are five cents additional,]
Notary Pu."blio;
EH. 8A.Mm.ANDS SANDON, B. C.
, Notary Public, Insurance Agent and
Mining Broker. Mining Stocks bought and sold.
General agent for Slocan properties. Small
Debt* Court held 1st and 3rd Mondays In every
month.  Established 1895.
IOTET iS.
rEMONT HOUSK, NELSON European
and American plan. Meals, 85 centa. Rooms
from2'cup to $1. Only white help employed.
Nothing yellow about the place except the sold
In the Kate. MALONE & TBKGILLUS.
MADDEN HOUSE, NELSON, is con trail v
located and lit by electricity It ts headquarters for tourists and old timers. Miners or
millionaires are equally welcome. THOS.
HADDKN. Proprietor.
THE KOYAL HOTEL, Nelson, is noted for
the excellence of ltscuUme.  SOL JOHNS,
"proprietor.
Q ART LETTH >USE, formerly the Clark
P Is the best $1 a day hotel in Nelson. Only
whito help employed. G W. BAKTLETT
ro.-rLtor.
THK   RXCHANOE, in KASLO, has plenty
of airy rooms, and a bar replete with tonics
and bracers of many kinds.
PALMER & ALLEN.
rpHE MAZE, in KASLO, is lust the place
1 forSlooan people to find when dry or in
tearch of a downy couch.
REUTER & LATHAM.
WATOH1S.
FO. KELVIN, Manufacturing Jeweller.
• Expert Watch R»pnlrer, Diamond Setter,
and Engraver. Manufactures Chains. Lockets
and RIiiks. Workmanship guaranteed equal to
anjr in Canada. Orders by mall solicited. Box
140. Sandon. '
OIQARS,
qnHK   CABINET   CIGAR   STOKE  Sells
a-   pure Latakta Student's'  Mixture.  Pace's
Twlftt.  Craven's Mixture,   Bootjack, Natural
Leaf,and many other kind*nf Tobacco*       „
G. B. MATTHEW, Nelson, P.O., Box 40.
Kootenay Oandy "Work.0.
r a .
*}>   Wholesale Confectioner.
MoDONAXn.    Manufactnrlng   and
-    -   -    -    - Nelson. B.C
"Whole-Bale   Meroliants.
STARKKT * CO., WH0LE8ALR DRAL-
era In Butter. Eggs, Cheese. Produce and
Fruit,Nelson, B.C.
XiHIOKAXj.
I,. CHhrSTIE. L. L. B., Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public. Sandon, B. 0.,
Friday at 81Irertou, tf
ML ORmWETT. t. '■■_,. 9., Ban-Inter,
,   SoHoltor.NotarvPublic.    Sandon,B.C.
Branch Oflice at New Denver every Ratarday
IneuranoeAReal Bat-ate
FHOWPSOX, MTITCHErX * CO. Fire
Tn*nrance Agent*. Dealer* In Real K«tate
Wining Properties. Houses to rent and Town
Lots for Sale.
1TOTA.R.TT PXJStjIO.
p S. RASHDAIX, NewDenver, B.C.,
NOTART POBLIO.
GENERAL ArtENT
Real Estate and Mineral Claim* for8ale. CUlm*
repraMnted and Crown Oranted.
DBJNTISTR.V.
T)ll. MTT/MY,R0Wm
Haa had IT v aar* #»parlenc# In d«nt»l work,****'
main** A machH-r of f»nM BrMire Work. Vlult
made In the Slocan regularly.
General   Store.
T T. KELT.T, TIIRER fORKS. dealer In
»i, -DroeerlM. nrv flood*, Etc., OoodaShln-
pod all over Umi, Slocan.
^A.NTTA.R,IXJM.
HAT,cro?r wot SPRTfoa mvtt*vt.
Itm. The wviteomnlete II C * I T U
on th» Continent of North A marl* II " n I. I n
rivalled for Grandanr.  tVwttnt. |f C o U If I
9Uhlnr and KiMiwton* to tha many point* nf
lnt*r**t. Teletrmnhlc cnmmnntratlnn with all
aaH« nftb* world: two mill* arrive and depart
*mt Hat. It* battir* enra all n*r»nn» and
moaralardl-Maaaai IM w*|*r« hen I all KMi«*v.
Llrar and Rt^mach Ailment* of every name.
Hia nrlea of » ronnd-Wn Mckat brtwwn
Vaw D»n*«r and Halevmi. obtalnaMa all the
taar round and B-nnd for to day*. I* Oil, Hal-
tyon Sprint*. Arrow Lake, B. O.
BURVBYOR.
JOIIM  WoLATCmK,   Dominion and  Pm.
A  vlMHalUndSiimyor. Nalion. R o
A. RLand^ur<rAARr4^*Wd Pr0*1ncU,
LIFE.
This interesting: literary mosaic oc
cupied the time of the compiler for a
year.   It was put together by Mrs H.
A Dem ing, an American:
Why all this toil for triumphs of an
hour? —Young.
Life's a short Bummer—man is but a
flower. —Dr. Johnson.
By turns we catch the fatal breath and
die; —Pope.
The cradle and the tqpb, alas! how
nigh. —Prior,
To be better far than not to be,
—Sewell.
Though all man's life may seem a tragedy; —Spencer.
But light cares speak when  mighty
griefs are dumb. —Daniel.
The liottom is but shallow whence they
come. —Sir Walter Raleigh,
Thy fate is the common fate of all;
—Longfellow.
Untningled joys here no man befall;
—Southwell.
Nature to each allots his proper -sphere.
—Congreve.
Fortune makes folly her peculiar care.
-Churchill.
Custom does often reason overrule,
—Rochester.
And throw a cruel sunshine on a fool.
—Armstrong.
Live well; how long or short permit to
heaven. —Milton.
Thev who forgive most shall be most
forgiven. —Bailey.
Sin may be clasped so close we cannot
see iU face. —French.
Vile intercourse where virtue has no
place; —-Somerville.
Then keep each passion down, however
dear, —Thompson.
Thou pendulum betwixt a smile and
tear. —Byron.
Her sensual snares let faithless pleasure
lay, —Smollett.
With craft and skill to ruin and betray
»    —Crabbe
Soar not too high to fall, but stoop to
rise; — Massinger
We masters grow of all that we despise.
—Crowley.
Oh, then, .'renounce that impious self-
esteem, —Beattie.
Riches have wines 'and grandeur is a
dream. —Cowper.
Think not ambition wise, because'tie
brave    —Sir William Davenant
The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
—Gray.
What is ambition? 'Tis a glorious cheat,
—Willis.
Only destructive to the brave and great-
—Addison
What's all   the   gaudy glitter of a
crown ? —Dryden
The way to bliss lies not on beds of
down. —Francis Quarles.
How long wo live, not years but actions
tell; —Watkins.
The man lives twice who lives the first
life well, —Herrick.
JOHN   BRENNAN  MISSING.
outran.
*    Mall order* pron-Klv attended to.
TAILOR*.
TH.  -nAMEHON, Handon, Manufacture*
,  CNhlnt to orders and aolWta patronajr*
n>m«tlrUi«M.
The friends of John Brennan, the
well-known miner and prospector, are
much concerned at his disappearance,
6ayatheReyel8tokeJd[ftil.__He^i8-0nft.ot
the best known prospectors of thn Lardeau country, having been exploring
that district for a number of years, particularly what is now known as Fish
River camp. Some time ago in association with Cory Menhenick and J. J
Foley of Arrowhead, he disposed bf his
interests in' two claims, believed to be
the RoBsland and Balfour, part of the
well-known Eva group, to the Imperial
Development syndicate and, it is stated
received two out of three payments on
the purchase price. About a month
ago he came tn this city and registered
at the Central hotel, where he remained
until about two weeks since.
About the 6th Inst., without anv warning to liis friends or the hotel proprietor, he suddenly disappeared and has
not been seen or heard of since. The
only possible treason obtainable for hia
actions is a statemont made to some
people round thn hotel, about a day or
two before that hu intended to drown
himself.
It is possible that there may be An*
other solution of the mystery, however,
ai Mr. Brennan has been somewhat erratic in his movements on previous oc
cantons. A year or ho ago he left Arrowhead without notice and caused
considerable worry to hit friends until
located here. At tlmt lime he left at
midnight and  was supposed to have
(rone to bed until a rumor waa clrcti
ated that he was seon the next morning At Wigwam, which caused an Investigation to bo made when it waa
found he was In Hevelstoke. In this
connection tt may bo xaid that Mr
Brennan was well known to many of
the trainmen and It is almost certain
that he ditl not leave the city by any of
the train*, at no one rememlieru seeing
Mm In the vicinity of tho dopot. Un*
loss ho la soon located his friends will
be forcod to accent thn conclusion that
ha carried out his throat of solf-de-
•traction,    ______
MAN   POOH   HANI
the Ferguson Eagle. The development
that hag been under way for the, past
nine months in both mines has shown a
vast quantity of ore and some of this is
comparatively law grade, so the company have decided that much greater
profits can be realized by reducing both
the low and the high grade oro at Ferguson and thuB save the cost of transportation on the base matter. Therefore a concentrator will be erected as
soon as the company's new mill can get
the necessary lumber.
It is. the company's desire to reduce
the cost of transportation to a minimum,
and with this end in view a contract
has been let to the Riblet Co. to build a
tram from the lower terminal of the
Silver Cup tram, which waa completed
about the first of January, down to the
forks of the Nettie L road, which is
across the river from the town of Ferguson. Here, also will be erected the
concentrator.
At the same time another tram will
be built from the Nettie L. mine down
to the concentrator where it will be
largely reduced a\d the concentrates
-shipped tb the Trail smelter
Now, taking the high grade class of
ore that has been shipped for the past
three years, the saving of this alone
will be very considerable both ,in the
treatment charges and and also by the
much lessened bulk on which transportation charges have to be paid.
WON'T BK CKU8UKD.
Editor New Denver Lkdok:
Dear Sir.—I sent you a poem last
week and asked you to publish it in
your paper. You* declined, and return
it to ine with the crushing reply that I
was no poet, and that you "could turn
letter poetrvoutof a sausage machine "
Now, I won't be crushed, and I propose
to show up your attempt to throttle
bubbling genius Publish this card and j
the following poem in your columns
and charge me at your advertising-
raies.   Yours.
James Metcalf Riley.
'       the poem.
I stood upon the ocean's sandy beach,
Aud with a reed I wrote upon the aand
these words,
"Agnes, I love thee!"
But  the winds came and the  waves
rolled mountains high,
And blotted out the fair impression.
Cruel waves, treacherous sand, fragile
reed:
No longer will I trust thee.
But from the highest mountain peak
I'll pluck the tallest pine.
And, dipped in the crater of Vesuvius,
.withit I will write
Upon the high and burnished heavens
th<»ae words:
"A Wise, Woman' is drawing^tho largest audiences ever known,
And giving an entertainment that will
takeiyour breath away.
And I would like to see any dog-gone
wave wash that out.
PROM   THK   WASTK   DUMP
At present there are twenty-four gaso
fline andlilne steam hoists in operation
at Tpnopah.
The Gladhough copper property, Valdez, Alaska, has been sold to the Mitchell Copper-.,company, repr.-sentert by
W; S. Gage, for the reported consideration of $1,0 -0,000.
The strike of the miners in Amador
county, California, is reported to be at
an end. Tliis is the trouble precipitated
by organization of the employers of yiat
part of the state.
I. H. Stratton, son of the late W. S,
Stratton, has accepted $350,000 as a set*
tlement of the claim filed against the
estate o' his father, the estate paying
the fees of thi* litigant.
The rogBters for the Bully Hill smelting plant, California, aro at work and
it is expected that when tho product has
been treated thus the furnaces will bt*
ready to blow in.
Washing of placer cArth began on
the Klondike April 25. The production this year is calculated to reach
•15,000,000/or an increase of two or
three millions over that of lafct year.
The money for the resurvey of Cripple Creek, '$3,500, has been pledged,
and a check has been sent to Washington for the amount. The government
will furnish $3,500, making the fund
$7,000.
Satisfactory information has been
made public of a. strike on the 1,400
level of S'ratton's American Eagles
property, Bull Hill, Cripple Creek.
Other properties on .that hill regard
this quite convincing evidence that
values go down to at least that depth.
Work is soon to commence on the ira-
provemeets at the Saiida smelter, Colo
rado, which will materially enlarge the
capacity of the plant, and enable it to
treat sulphur ores requiring a preliminary roasting. Thera will be twelve individual roasters, 15 x 80 feet each. '<'
The riie in the price of both,lead and
silver has worked great animation in
many properties of Montana and other
state* with mines of this class. Itis
expected that there will be resump
tion of work in a considerable number
if prices remain as high as at present
for a short period. '
Douglas, Arizona, ia to be tbe smelting center of that part of the territory
lying next to California and Nevada.
The Copper Queen company is now
erecting there a smelter with five furnaces, with a capacity of. 800 tons each.
It is admitted that this' will bo the most
important reduction' center in the
Southwest. -
A   POEM   FROM   SANDON.
Last night I kissed her in the hall—
My promised wife.
She said, "Now tell me truly this4:  -
Another girl did you e'er kiss
In all your life?"
I gazed down in her pleading face
And told her "No."     *■
\ Now, why did she, with pensive sigh,
And sad look in her aoft blue eye,
Say, "I thought bo l"
The game site gave me, you'll admit
-,v  ,.Was pretty stiff,
And as I homeward went my way
And thought on what I'd heard her say,
' * I wondered if—
..THI   JUDGMENT   OF   PARIS.
"The Judgment of Paris" is the
picture presented by the Free Press
to tie readers of the Weekly Free
Press for the month of May. It is
a distinct departure from the type
of subject yet given by the Free
Press, but it is not by any means
the least attractive of the painting
reproductions.
Walter McEwen, the painter of
this picture, studied at the Royal
Academy of Munich and in Paris
under Cormon acd Tony Robert
Fleury. Pictures by him are
owned by the museums of Brus-
s'Is, Liege, Magdeburg and Paris.
NOTICE.
LIQUOR LICENCE ACT 1900.
SLOCAN LICENCE DISTRICT..
NOTICE is hereby given that tho undermen-
, Honed persona have made applloatlon under
the provisions of the Liquor License Act, vm,
for Hotel Licenses at the places set opposite their
res' ectlve names:
A. Jacob6on,8t. James Hotel, New Denver.
O W. Aylwin, Denver House, New Denver.
H. Stege, Newmarket Hotel, New Denver
Jas. Bowes, Victoria Hotel, 811verton   -
Dan° Brandon. Selkirk Hotel. Silverton.
HukIi Niven, 8looan~ Hotel, Three Forks.
Mlcheal Antoya, Rosebery Hotel   Bo>eben
D. Sullivan, McGuigan Hotel, McGuigan.
J. L. Morgan,Cross Roads Hotel, Washington
Basiu.
A meeting of the Board of License Commissioners for the Slocan licence district trill be held
to consider such applications at the Court House.
New Denver, on Monday, the lbth day of
June. 1903, at the hour of ll o'clock in tho forenoon.
JOHN T. BLACK,
Chief Licence Insiiector.
Provlnolal Police Office, New Denver, B. C,
May 27th, lttfl.
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS
DALKBITH 9n*% KKLSO Mineral Claims,
Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenav District. Where located: On Four
Mile i-reek, near the Wakefield mine.
'I'AKE NOTICE tha I. Wm. & Drpwry, acting
I as agent for the Wakefield Mines Ltd., Free
Miner's Certiticate No. B19181. inti-nd.siUy dajs
from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certiiicato of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a, Crown Grant of each of
the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under sec
tion ST. must be commenced before thc Issuance
of such Certiiicato of Improvements.
Dated this tttb day or Vuy, A D. IMS.
W. S. DREWRY.
G. W. GRIMMETT,
C. P R. Time In»i«ctor,
i WADD8 BROS J
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a fine lino of Blankets
and light All-Wool
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OPERATING
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KASUfiSLiUiOSi iHJii I*.*.
sMn. m. Lt. NELSON An. KU p. in.
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Tlfk«U wlA Ia »ll mrt* tA th* 1 MtM
wuiuiN Mid i.,niiiirtt vm l»r<wit Horthera
ami O, II A N Comp*ny'» IlniM.
For farther purtlcnUrt cull on or «d-
TJOBKRT IRVING. M«n<g»r, Kirio.
ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS
To **4 turn r.*mp9an point* vt* Ouiatfttr
Mti *»«r*ta Haw.    Apply  tm M&tef **i*a
ruse, ttektu t»d tall tefemaiio* Vi myC.
Hy ***** at-
O. R. OARRKTT,
C. F. ft. AtawU g*w n**t*t.
W.f 9 0*mml**w 9 * n Aft ,«»*****•*
TliU Ik »hut a Georgia lady txlltor
Hun about mum
"What Ih man? Man that In Ixirn of
woman Ih >mall caljlujfen ami tow In a
patch. In Infancy hit la full of colic.
l»ar«Miorlc anil catnip tna, and In old
«ore ho Ih full of cunawordi and rheuma
tUm. In hi* youth hit mammal an
c-m-tor taktsth him acroat hor knee, and
extendi* \o him all the a.vmpathy in her
naturfl with tho heel tnd of a allnpor.
and whon ho !■ a man lie diurgttli tht*
tax collcHior mid ihoriff until by norne
hoik or nook wiling had liquor, rolton
cheeat and mackorol heads, while brat
around the buidt ho gathera In a few
Mh-akeU, then ho tHtcnmoN pufltd una
haa a breath tike a camphor tree and
| political situation. Yta, become* a
(great, good and very plntia alderman,
{*<H,,ii.iltU'U* vi.»|(   lit ******   UlillMllU  |   Illl tf   ft      111
' bora in ytior ptioU \ttt**\.   tie f,v?ti\\e\biwUl-f  lfl? in
I with vanity and cuttoth frown w«ti»r
i fnr a time, but |« nmltrd aa wax In a
, tii* at the next dtedscn and catt in the
nth harrrt where Ida itamtt ia Dennis.
Ont of oflice hte frtendi forjrot to rtlnjr
LATEST SHAPES
IN HATS
Now Is your chance
to Imve your head
fitted.
J. B. SMITH & CO.
Ne* Denver. B. C.
canadian
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JUNE 4,5, 24 TO 30
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! $69.30
he *oon (to*tli busted, which maketh
. him lie down In the raMnr** where the
; redbug* get Into hia hair and nnder-
clothing. He gotih out of the
I world and Into a place where ft li too
< hot to wear clothe*   Verily the end of
that nan ii worae than the bejrinnlnir.
iwiicBHTKavoft Wr rftaooaoR.
i   Thetwobineat mlnea of Ferguson
camp ere ft-Mln* bigger all tbe time
j and meaequMitly the Enriifth eompanv
' t>l*ratm« them (• romtantiy estend-
inc the ticope of their op#raliona, i*y*
riiiCAOO} $70.80
TORONTO) $95 JO
^^h'k } $160.80
C9tn*p9t>dlat Batta t* all Kanam Point* from
ill HittiUtM
XUkHt lT*n*Hlt Vt*   tAk* Wmm, Inelodlni
umwla atuX lattik.
for Um UMw, rjt«* aati romylai* Infonra
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A. tl. LBWIii, S4.V** Atwil.
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£)%
a monthly journal that you do not
meet every dny.   Its home is in the
West, far from the smoko of crowded
cities and tho hum of grinding commerce.   High up in the mountains, surrounded by scenery that would drive some
artists road with joy, its editor Bits close to
heaven  and draws  inspiration from the
ClOildfl   j|ei|cj|()|f)((!fc:|c)|<>|<)|c)|i
Lowery's Claim is principally devoted
to Truth and Humor. Tt has hosts of
friends and enemies, It is hated and loved
just aocordlng to how it strikes the hitman
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 tho sheriff. It is a
shnm crusher, and aims to tear the mask
from everything that is evil. It is the
moat inde|>endcnt magatlno in the world
and panders to no class, party, sect, creed,
color, flag or fat advertiser. It has pay
ore always in sight, and oxcry shift shows
that it is increasing. It has touched a
chord in thn human heart that vibrates
with it* music wherever tho English Jang-
uage breaks the ozone *********
If you want to get in line with it, gel in
early as the circulation is limited to a million. No sample copies are sent to anyone,
but it is furnished frc« to all people who
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to aj}j,'f^j,J L'S iii)i> ii'kltvJ mtih m w * * m
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