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NEW DENVER, B. 0., APRIL 25, 1901.
Price, $2.00 Yeah adv_Sioi
.A .h'A
St3n^'*aT jNeWs Float
In and About the Slocan and Neighboring Camps
tliat are Talked About.
Mayor Pitts has decided to resign as
bead of municipal affairs in Sandon.
R. H. Trueman shot: all the people
■who felt 'ike "looking pleasant" this
Died.—At Sandon, on April 18th, the
infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oeo.
Walte. •
Wadds Bros., the popular Nelson
photographers, will visit New Denver
•early in May.
The force at the Payne has been reduced to 40 men, pending a settlement
-of the smelter problem.
E. Byrnes has piped the water from
the hillside spring across Union street
to his residence and poultry yards* A
Spring lovingly lingers in the lap of
■winter, but Old Sol will soon win her
Rev. Alexander will hold services
morning and evening in the Presbyterian church on Sunday, his last day
in tho pulpit here.
Excursions are to be run to the Halcyon Hot Springs during the summer,
leaving Slocan points on Saturdays and
returning Mondays.
E. Swindlehurst, agent for Goad's
Fire Map, was in town the past week
making such corrections as new buildings made necessary.
Mrs. R Bradshaw, who was a resident
.f New Denver some two years ago, but
lately residing in eastern Canada, is
visiting friends here,
Chas. Nelson has his windows stacked
with pyrotechnic dainties, much to the
pleasure of the small boy aud tho depletion of his exchequer.
Bourne Bros, are preparing a spring
sale of dry goods, dress goods and
ready-made clothing, tho likes of which
tho town has never Heon.
It is reported from Spokane that a
company has beeu formed by D. Lancaster to take over and work tho Tarn*
arac group on Springer creek.
It now looks as if the long promised
railroad will be built into Trout Lake
City this summer. Tho C. P. R is
calling for bids for the construction of
A. Scbllland, secretary ot the Sandon
Miners' Union, is acting as manager of
the opera house there, Thos. Duffy
having other interests to occupy his
David Karr, who was murdered at
Innlsfall, Alberta, last week by his
brother-in-law, Arthur Rloletu, was a
brother of Albert and Wm Karr of
In Japan workmen batho the whole
body once a day. Public baths ere pro.
vtded In every street. If they were
such as John Williams has thny would
bathe twice * day.
A meeting for the purpose of organlt-
tag a base bail club will be held in the
Miners' Union Hall this (Thursday)
evening, at 8 o'clock Everybody
interested arn requested to be present
fl*t vonr mouth readv for that most
luscious drop of fruitage, the straw*
berry. John Williams will have them
Ut aa soon as tho vines of southern
elteoes bring them to perfection and
ruddy beauty.
The Gnnie of Ball Playod Hetween New
Denver and Silverton Team*.
New Denver
work started for that rich belt this
Tonight (Thursday) the Band of Hope
will be banquetted by Howard West
after the regular program is rendered.
Members and friendB, and the parents,
too, are earnestly invited to be present,
promptly on time—7j15 p.m.
The ladies of the congregation will
give a farewell social to Rev. Alexander
in the Presbyterian church Friday evening at 8 o'clock, and cordially invite all
friends to be present. Refreshments
will be served, and it won't cost voh a
It is reported from Rossland that there
is a systematic movement on the part of
the mine operators to replace union
men with scabs from across the line. If
such is the case there ought to be a
good chance for the Dominion Govern-
JRenLtQ_exgrMts influence.
Passengers for New Denver were
dumped off at the foot of Union street
again Tuesday and compelled to hoof it
to town in a drenching rain. Reason—
a whiff of breeze passed down the lake
half an hour before the s. s. Slocan
reached a point opposite the wharf.
Another strike on the Two Friends is
reported from Slocan City. This time
it is two fe«t of galena snd carbonates,
the galena being found in large slugs.
These strikes on the Two Friends are
bo frequenv and invariably large thai
they ought to make a big shipper out ot
the property soon.
By the explosion of the boiler ou the
Fraslor river steamer Ramona last week
Mrs. H. Morrison of Fort Langley, B C,
Mrn. Baillle of Mount Lehman, B. C,
John Mnck, deckhand, aud Henry
Phipps, deckhand, wore killed outright,
and Richard Powers, Jas. Maynaro:',
Geo. Knowell, and threo Indians seriously burned.
Commencing May 2nd from Owen
Sound end May 6th from Fort William
the C. P. R. Upper Lake steamers will
resume regular trips on tbe following
schedule: From Owen Sound, s h.
Alberta, Tuesdays s s. Athabasca,
Thursday; s. s. Manitoba, Saturday.
From Fort William, ». s. Athabasca,
Sunday; s. s. Manitoba, Tuesday; h. a.
ti.. .
««*, MIMiMii»U»   Hk'.^^i.   .P.P.-*    ,.
Cisco that he will remain there until
neat spring, and in the meantime take
a WI course In the mining school. He
asys he baa millions at his back-he lives
In front of tbe mint.
Timet are herd fn Samfuu as else-
where in the Sloean, and the city's
•_thw*u»f U Kutu.W.g tow. TL*'. u*iul
course to recuperate it has been adopted, murh to the eorrow el th* rlmnmli
el the tenderloin district.
The anaes) bif strike has been made
ee Wltnea creek. Prospecting parties
aai other* beat on doing esseumeat
Alberta, Friday,
Nelson has somo of the most enterprising bu»lnw men that the Province
can boast of. Lately s company has
been formed there with a capital of
11,000,000 to erect a refinery to treat the
lead product of the smelters of the Province. Tbe trustees of the newly or*
ganlsed company are, H Byeri, W. F.
Teettel, Frank Fletcher, J. Dover.John
Klrkpatrick, John B. Malone, P. Irvine
and J A.Turner.
The wrong Initial in a man's name
frequently mskes trouble for the news*
paper. Last week Recorder Mclnnes
received instructions from the Minister
of Mines to appoint "Jas. F Godfrey"
deputy recorder with office at Sandon.
Tbe name was not familiar to anyone
hereabouts and it was couciuded that
the party named was a late arrival from
N*l*on, aa was stated in these columns.
TV"     *****    •♦m*,?.M    ♦,«<»«    m**,l     Ta«       I
rtnrttrev, whom #v*rybn«1y Vnrw*, bm
having been in rtsndon before the K. A
8. road got there. Mr. Godfrey is well
liked, and his friends will ha pinssed to
learn of his appointment, as he will
LsOaoeua, a paper published In
Guadalajara, Mexico, pan In Etaglish
and nan to Spanish, print* lo a pro
tnloent pbten tbe following- ••will
th* gentleman who tmbracad my
wife at tbe entrance to the post oflee
about 9 o'clock Thareday evening
pleaae Mod his photograph fer my
album of heroes, Ut will greatly
©Miff J. I*	
WA!rr«D.-A  female cook  at tha
The warmest game of base ball
that has been played in New Denver in
the 20th century was that of Saturday
between Silverton aud the home team.
The weather was not such as to induce
a large or enthusiastic crowd of spectators, but the game was none the less
interesting. The teams lined up like
New Denver Silverton
Cook. Pitcher.. Marshall
Long Catcher Covington
Moran .....! 1st base McNaught
Nesbitt .2d base......... Bailey
Carey 3d base ....... .Bowes
Tucker short stop  .Heath
Greenlee....... right field ...... Linton
Gibbs  .'Ueft field....... .Watson
Taylor .... center field ... Matheson
- Silverton was first to bat, and the boys
came up with that smile that means so
much or so little, as you take it. But
they hadn't the slightest idea of the
character of the stuff'that-was" in the
box. Charlie Cook has lived in New
Denver for nearly two years, but he
hasn't pitch much ball. He has a way
about him, though, that looks nice, and
Jie.imn-malie-the_balLturn sj^odwajga,
when he wttnts
to with the ease of a
professional. And he smiles and looks
pleasant when he's doing it. George
was Long enough behind the bat to stop
anything that came his way. Marshall,
Bowes. Bailey and McNaught came up,
Bailey scoring.
For Silverton, Marshall and Covington made a good battery, but the home
team had no dificulty iu finding tho ball
with tho willow. Cook, Long, Moran,
Nesbitt, Carey and Tucker camo to bat.
Moran and Nesbitt reached home; Cook
and Long failed to reach first and Carey
went out with Tucker on first.
In the second inning Gibbs made the
circuit for the home team and Matheson
for the visitors, while Greenloe, Taylor
and Cook rolled up New Denver's goose
fruit and Heath, Linton and Covington
dropped those for Silverton with Watson between first und home.
In the third inning Marshall, Bailey
and Heath went out on flies, with
Bowes and McNaught on bases. In tho
fourth Silverton lined up three of those
things thut goslins come from, but in
the fifth Marshall scored. During this
time the home team run up 18 points
In the ftixtl. things changed. Cook was
not able to twirl tho ball around tbe
willow so easily and the visitors began
to find it. They scored four times snd
had two mutt on bnse. Denver scored
one, with two on base. Tho seventh
was a tie, both teams scoring six. In
the eighth Silverton msde one, aud lu
the ul lie ih four. The homo tain scored
four in the eighth snd did not play the
To sum up: Cook made 4 rum, Long
5, Moran 4, Nesbitt 8, Carey 4, Tucker 4,
Greenlee 5, Gibbs 4, Taylor 8. For the
visitors, Marshall 4, Bowes I, Bailey 8,
McNaught 1, Linton 8, Matheson 8,
Covington 2, Heath and Watson those
things The game was adorned with
some flukes, a few wild throws and a
fumble or two, but not much bad playing. Perhaps the most enjoyable part
of the game while It lasted was the
i-oaching by Bailey and McNaught.
They went off like calliopes with the
stoppers out, and, If they didn't assist the
men on haww they amused thu spectators. Hut* Thompson umpired the
A  female
Slocan Hospital
i-iuw,  ooys,    aata  toe
eaotiui sup*ruit«nueot, aaure*».utf tu«
Juvenile class,  "who can tell me
which one of the Tan Commsodroeau
Adam broke when he ate the apple?"
<<»», »*»,i. * . .« .».«.,..*„,
—n. >^J*v. .. uVviK 4>ui>i)    '.p.    '.....—,,      k.„
piled a bright little (allow. "Why
dldnt heV asked the superintendent.
"Because," answered the youthful
student, "there wsint any than/
Mrs. David MetMctwn has received a
second lot of Niagara Vapor Baths.
They are going fast, a* did Uv« IW lot,
At the present rate of increase, the
population of tha earth will doabi* its-
Tho Mining Delegation Lay Before the
Dominion the Object of their Mission.
The delegation leaving Kootenay
some days ago—about 40 in all—waited
on the government shortly after arrival
and set forth the needs of the mining
industry of B.C The speakers were
Geo. Alexander, David Heap, H. E.
Croasdaiie, G. O. Buchanan, M. L.
Grimmett and J. R. Robertson. The
ministers present were Hon. Messrs.
Laurier, Sifton, Cartwright, Fielding,
Scott, Patterson, Sutherland and Borden. Those who accompanied the
delegation were Messrs. Gailiher, Maxwell, Ralph Smith, Prior, Earle, M.P.'s,
and Senator Templeton.
What the delegation asked for was a
bounty of 15 per ton on refined lead for
seven years; They also asked for an
equalization of the duties on the lead
industry and a liberal policy that ia virtually a free trade policy in respect to
railways, a portfolio of mines, representation in the cabinet and a mint.
Alexander said that the lead mining
industry of British Columbia, in which
a large amount of work and capital had
been invested during the pa6t ten years,
was now practically at a standstill. He
illustrated this by referring to the mines
in which he waB interested.   He said
tbaThiB minWhad paTd'|l,000*in~Wag®r
Oaten eets, ready to grow, at If eternals.
Only a fair left
per day and last year shipped 1,000 tons
per month. However, they were now
closed down in consequence of the crises
brought about by a smelter trust with
1100,000,000 capital formed in tbe United
This trust practically controlled all
the smelters and refineries in the United
States. The object of tbe trust was to
put up and keep the price of lead and
sliver and they realized that to do this
they must force out British Columbia.
There is no refinery in Canada and the
mines bad been shipping their output
to the United States refineries. However, at the end of the contracts the
trust refused to continuo to receive shipments from British Columbia mines.
Mining, however, was continued for
somo time and his mines had 8,000 tons
of oro located at various shipping points.
There were only two small smelters in
Canada and those could not take any of
tho ore. Under present conditions it
could not be expected that they would
increase their capacity. The Canadian
smelters had been shipping their pro*
ducts to tho United States for refinement. Tho United States trust, carrying out its purpose to shut out British
Columbia, refused to refine any more
Canadian baao bullion except at prohibitive rates. The Issue was a matter
of life and death to British Columbia
mines, and tho only solution h« could
see was for the government to grant a
bonus on lead smelted and refined in
Canada. Everything that private enterprise and energy could do had been done,
but without avail. There was no market
for tho smelter product and a refinery
would be necessary In Canada. This
would likely be located in the East, be*
cause the refined product would be
marketed in foreign countries.
Croasdaiie pointed out that refining
operations for lead were controlled by
the United States. The refining had
inci cased by It a ton and therefore the
smelting price was increased in Canada.
What he wanted was to get away from
American control. Until this was done
there was little hope of progressing and
therefore no benefit would accrue to
Canada. A bounty would establish the
Industry, Fowler, mining engineer,
wild that the United States was n«w
■*w***y | producing about all mat tftsy requirea,
even tf tAtty had an auvetse uuc> iu
contend against in Canada. The United
Sutei did not require much of war lead
What wm wanted was a bounty to aid
Ct&tdlana nesting tbe Americans In
Villi .,u(\j|*J».u  n.M .»***.
Heap said he wished to refer particularly to the depression in the lead In*
duitry Seven eighths of the capital of
hi* mine was subscribed in tha United
States. He pointed nut In this connection that for the four months wading
D«-'.''!n.bijr .lint the. iitifpur; nf twit At riM
mine waa t70,u»>. snd for the three
•ninths cifidlnt March tbls was reduced
tn tflS.ooo, and the pr«*«nt owner win
go down 96 per cent more. The United
Sates also import*! lead from Metier*.
Americana were therefore able to put
ttttt lead with cheap Mexican labor on
<ih* fjsreeean market at a ehmp prk*
The government has taken the matter
i nwter ad^rienment.
Ca^t tlie SfS .Shoot--;'
• Seven Inches of Clean High-Grade Galena in the
| Face of the Big Bosuri Tunnel.
■; What is considered the most important strike that has yet been made on
the Bosun was made Tuesday night in
the No. 1 tunnel. Seven inches of
higher grade galena ore than has yet
been encountered in the upper workings
came into the tunnel face. This is tbe
commencement of the big ore shoot that
the management have been driving for
and it came in just seven feet short of
where their plans showed it should be,
thus proving the ore body continues
from the upper workiners, and giving
180 feet of stoping ground. Manager
Sandiford is naturally well pleased with
the strike. He says it adds $100,000 to
the value of the property. The No. 1
tunnel is in between 700 and 800 feet,
500 feet of which is through wash, and
it has been a very costly and difficult
piece of engineering.
This strike proves more than the fact
that the Bosun ledge is of great value.
Tf proves tKaFthe weForeleagerortKe
Slocan increase in value with depth.and
ought to satisfy the most skeptical that
the ore "does go down" It also means
much to New Denver.
• The total amount of ore shipped from
the Slocan and Slocan City mining
divisions for the year 1900 was, approximately, 85,000 tons. Since January 1
to April 20, 1901, the shipments have
been as follows;
Week    Total
Payne  i486
l._»t Chance .'.  SO           718
SlocanBtar  «0           sua
Ruth  K«
Bosun  ttfl
Hewett  &M
American Boy  SI           (Mi
Ivanlioe  SO           <I70
Trade Dollar  110
Sovereign  11V
Wonderful  4
Arlington  1M4
Two Friendi*!  . 40
EnterprUe  10           140
Hartney.  1*0
Mack Prince  im
Goodeiiuui*b  Hi
Miller Greek  *o
Heco  lo            *>
Snnm-t (.Urknon Bnrin)  to           tun
Sunnet (Can. Qolil Field-  M
KllverKliiK  U
H.UVo*  «
Antolne  u
Sui'imiloM  SflT
'onltar.... ';  ».'>
Corinth    64
Bondholder  tl
Hamldfr  M
KuriirlM  In
Kailo Qroup,,  i»
Ch»|Jf au  IS
Rper uUtor  I"
AJax  10
Hoho , ,  IS
Emily KdiUj  *>
Pbcwi.li  tn
Total tan*  Ml*       "»Jm
The ore shtDinenti last week weru
somewhat better than the week previous
but still iow. The Payne has been off
the list since the first of the month. The
Whitewater Is also idle. The A rlington
also ii off the list and will not resume
shipmnots nntil the wagon road is In
shatie for travel. Other properties,
however, are making regular shipments
though on a somewhat reduced scale,
end there is reason to believii that they
will soon get back to their old record
But there Is not much probability that
the shortage sustained in tiie past eight
weeks will be made up until after the
government takes a hand in the settlement of the teed problem There are
hundreds of tons of ore waiting shipment at the several big properties and
if a favorable settlement is brought
'       ' , . i      •■   ."•».,.._, ,.».i
kWOj' \>t- a lliwrnnirl tfinfl n **?t*fV
I^ondon shareholders in tbe Le Hoi
(Wt liv* WMttVur WrieHht't -manar***
ment of lb* company's affair*. One
writing in the Financial Tttaee voices
the sentiment of many when be says:
•• • ♦ At tha meeting on December
-48th Mr. Wright said thst they were
earning profits at the rate of M} per
cent, that the quarterly dividend would
be. prtM, arci lb*t tb»y wnn)A rvmlinnr
to pay divide/kin regularly every thrtw
month* afterward*. Mr. Wright also
mid that the leamof fcMW.ono from the
Rank of Montreal was us at **h Jane,
but 'did set new exiaf.* T%fwa month*
*iw«  lUt* »UUu*ut uluatluiUktii are
coolly informed that 'the company Is
unable to liquidate its indebtedness to
the Bank of Montreal.' Where is the
money going to? At 80th June there
was a credit balance of £93,869. Since
then there has been extracted from the
mine ore to the value of £827,000 to the
end of January, and on a fair estimate
for the remaining two months of £89,-
999, in all £416,000 for nine months, and
including balance £509,869, out of which
we have had a paltry 5 per cent."
The Crow's NeBt Southern bill was
reported without opposition at the meeting of the railway committee at Ottawa
and will undoubtedly become a law
with slight opposition. Hon. Clifford
Sifton read the following agreement,
after which tlie bill was adopted without
amendment, except that the last clause
ment might be suspended, instead of
terminating upon effective and satisfactory, <*ompetition existing. The coal
company., and -railway company, for
divers good and valuable considerations,
covenants with the government as fol*
That neither by the action of their
coal company in regard to the prices at
which coal or coke shall bo sold, nor by
the action of the railway company respecting the cost of transportation,
whether by discrimination, rebates or
otherwise by action of both such com*
panys, either acting by themselves
alone or in connection with transportation agencies south of the international
boundary line, shall coal or coke or
either or both, be sold for consumption
outside of Canada, or to consumers outside of Canada, at prices which discriminate unfairly against consumers
in Canada.
The bill further provides that in csbc
any of thu provisions stated are violated,
the Government shall be paid W f-^r
every ton of cosl or coke sold or expoi t-
ed contrary to tho terms of the agreement.
It is stated at Victoria that the bill
will be amended on tho same lines in
the Provincial parliamuut as it has beon
lu tho railway committee at Ottawa.
According to reports from Rossland •
mammoth ledge has been discovered on
tho Ureen Mountain, said to be the
largest ledges in the Trail Creek division. Recently the diamond drill was
started from tho surface and a boring
made at an angle of 45 degrees. When
the drill had penetrated 200 (set a ledge
was encountered. Ore wis bored
through for A5 feet and then a porphyry
wall was met. The porphyry lasted
for three feet, and next cams 80 foot
more of ore, Beyond this what appears
to be an ancient rivt»r h«*d was met.
This shows that thn ledge is practically
115 Wt wide, making It the widest ore
body so far found in the camp. The Le
Roi has one or« body, that is being
sloped from wall to wall, which is 106
feet wide, The ore In the Orson Mountain find carries molybdenite, gold and
copper.   It is Identical with the ore
louiiu iti  tut-  w«««»  9uu tiit.  *uau*jiv-
i.i4u; <i» ..A-  ll.vMta   ,'17_.A-A;   .IA.!,,'!
that the ledge is so extension of tbeooe
found in the Giant. The beting* ran
from IB lo |10 to thu ton.
«•.•», #*» rr«.-«(i
In \m three and a half per cent of
all marriages in the United States ended
In divorce courts. In 1*41 the percentage had risen to four and eight-tenths,
fn iw*> ft wss six and two-tenths, and
J lOUU it was eight per esat. in other
J word*, th« pertentsfe fit Alvrirf** te
merrietes in the United States has
more thsu doubled since 1870. The
tout number of divorce* in the -United
.States fer a giv*n year was 38,417.
During the same year *30,ltl divorces
wer* granted in aii the wwld ootsid* of
ijhc (Jutted States.
mmm THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B. 0., APRIL 25, 1901.
Eighth Yeab
■-    THK Lki»k U two dollars » year in advance.   When not ho paid it it> SH-m to parties worthy ol credit.   Legal advertising iu oentb a
nonpiiriel line flrut insertion, and 5 cents a line each subsequent insertion.    Heading notices 25 cents a line, ana commercial advertising
grrfled in prices according to circumstances. ..... - ' '*■'•'
FELLOW PILGRIMS: "TBKLxi>OXl»"10ftated at Ne^Denver.-BT Or. and can tr¥'tr«eato^Wp-rta„f. thj&jwrth. It comesto the front
every Thursday and has never been raided by the sheriff, snowalided by cheap silver, or aubdued by the fear of man T "Tt w6?kBT(Jrtne*trait-!
blarer as well as the bay-windowed and champagne-flavored capitalist. It aims to be on the right aide of everything and believee that heu
should be administered to the wicked in large doses. It has stop.a the test of time, and an ever-increasing paystreak ia proof that It is
. better to tell the truth, even if tho heavens do occasionally hit our smokestack. 'A. chute' of .Job work is worked occasionally for the benefit
'of humanity and the finanoier. Come in aud gee ut>, but do not pat the bull dog on the cranium, or ohase the black cow from our water
barrel: one is savage and tho other a victim of thirst. One of the noblest works of creation is tne man who always pays the printer; he is
sure of a bunk in paradise, with thornless roses for a pillow by night, and nothing but gold to look at by day. '    -
R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.
The Ledge.
A pencil cross in this square
indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor
wishes once again to look at
your collateral.
THURSDAY/APRIL 25,  1901.   i
1      il The run from Win-!
m inZ      nipeg to Pt.Arthur
C?nr\\ "A^lf is «*ade in a night.
V^tllL UCIL Rat  portage   i,
passed on the way. It is a town
buffering from the after effects of a
free milling ore boom. Only two
or three properties are working in
the Lake of the "Woods district.
Some years ago I was roasted by
the Toronto press for printing some
remarks that contained no flattery
for the Ontario gold boom. As I
am going to that former Mecca of
mining stock pilgrims I will remain
silent upon the subject. This is an
instance where silence is not golden.
At Schrieber, pie, boiled eggs and
sandwiches are mingled with the
formation.   The time card allows
and has an unhealthy appearance.
He holds up anyone getting off or
on the train at Sudbury and makes
them show the scar of vaccination
or submit to a dose of cow-pox on
the point system. Thus does ignorance clog the progress of man. Better be dead than carry a jag of I able
cow-pox. A miner from Rat Portage was taken into the baggage car
and had his arm punctured. Nothing was put on the wound, and as
he rolled his sweaty shirt sleeve
over the sore spot I thought blood
poisoning was more likely to locate
him that the yellow flag disorder.
With all the mistakes of medical
ignorance it seems strange that we
have any use for census enumerators. At North Bay I got out of
the smallpox belt and took a short
cut for Toronto.
I found after leaving Port Arthur
that the news agents became more
aggressive, and considerable of a
nuisance. One little fellow, with
a dark face and a pea soup voice,
persisted in dropping books and
other things into my lap. He evidently took me for a Farmer or an
Easy Mark. I stood the seige until
into my hat. Then my anger arose
until it showed three guages with
the safety valve ronghlocked. I
took him into a quiet part of the
car and asked him to point out the
indications by which he knew I was
an Easy Mark. I wanted to know
if I looked like a man who would
buck a prize candy package. Then
I showed him a photo of my bulldog in action and told him that a
tip was better than a bite. He became profuse in his apologies and
said that he had taken me for one
of the Kootenay delegates to Ottawa, and would I forgive him. Of
course I forgave him, but he was a
villain just the same. He afterwards sold me three nickle cigars
for a quarter. I use the word
quarter instead of two bits, as
eastern people do not understand
the use of bit as applied to money.
For instance, a gentleman in Toronto handed me a cigar. "Is it a
bit cigar?" said I. •'! hope not,'1
said he; "I would not offer you a
cigar that had been bitten." *
speech in London the other night,
"for men like my brother-in-law,
Joe, to say that farm burning is all
right, but how can he know anything about farms or farming?
Who was his father? He was a
little screw maker, a very respect-
profession, but it does not
teach much about farms. It is no
good sending out screw makers or
anything of that sort. .The war
was not made for England, but for
Johannesburg capitalists, who could
not speak English."
And now a medical professor
comes forward and says that bald
headedness can be cured by. rubbing
whiskey on the spot. We have
seen many baldheaded people put
this remedy about six inches below
the spot and rub the anatomy in
the region of the vest pocket, bnt
it didn't seem to make the hair
turing plants in commission again,
tens of thousands of skilled workmen are thrown out of employment
and lose their wages just at a time
when all the iron and steel mills
are rushed with orders. While
this is going on we of the Slocan
are enjoying the sweet rest and
quietude of mining camp life in the
warm sunshine of a belated spring.
Since the malitia was withdrawn
from the Coeur d' Alenes trouble
between the old leaders of the rioters
and the deputy sheriffs has become
deepseated and threatening. Last
week two men were shot down iu
the public streets, and it looks as
if other tragedies were to follow.
Some of those deputy sheriffs and
labor "leaders" should be taken to
the hills and made to fight-it out
at close range, and it would not be
a bad idea, if their guns were loaded
indigestion. The ride along the
north shore of Lake Superior is intensely pleasing to anyone with a
mania for rock, solitudfe, Ozone and
youthful timber. The country
offers excellent inducements to
speculators in bottled air. Very
little of the air is located, and a
fortune awaits the first trust that
gets in the field. Chapleau is another point where indigestion can
be procured at reasonable rates.
The coffee is not free milling, although I did not see anyone drop
dead after taking it. There was
considerable excitement around the
station at Chapleau. The station
at Ramsay had just burned down
and several deaths were reported.
Here was a liv*) item, and I far
from home. Two doctors boarded
the train, one a live doctor and the
other a small-pox expert. At Ramsay we passed the smoking ruins of
the depot, and I learned tlie particular!*: of tho tragedy. Mrs. De-
sharnois, wife of the section man,
was in the building with her children. The youngest one set fire
to the kitchen, and in attempting a
rescue hor clothes caught on lire.
The mini who pumps water at this
station came to hor assistance, and
had to tear off all her clothing before the lire could lx» extinguished.
Even in this terrible condition her
thought* wore of tho children upstair*, and, suffering awful agony,
hHio staggered Uiwiirdn the stairway,
but hor row'uer datdttxl through the
Hiuoko and brought the other throe
children nut of dnngor. Only one
child was tdightly burned. The
wctioii 1111*11 caino up and two of
them pimmcd a oar to tho next
station nnd wired for a doctor. Tlw
Injured woman wm taken to Montreal, with Hinall hope for hor re-
eovery, A H>|M»rt nf the sicoidoiit < There i* u woman down in At
apjM-ared in tho Toronto paper*! !«»><«. <*..*, who insist* Hint who in
fam ihtv. 1'itfi*. '■ dond.    We wonder if tho »otiHiition
Then* i* ooimidomhli* !*.iiiii)l]tox **»'* wHUOtlitiig Nimilar lo what wo
at Sudbury, and .» doctor imvuUjof the Hloenn «ro <>xfK*ricn<-inj; at
constantly on  the train* M-oktitg! pioM-nt.
niiliioi'tiK for vaivinatiofi.    It \n mv     .   .       , .,   .   ,,     #,  ,.„ „
.**      .    * i    .1 ■■     \ leiHi 1   wivh that   the  ict'Iuui
outi-nye t,„ fort*,  vim-inntion upo-| am,,ugUeev* in tho PhlllipfnoH is
I o till tho ^ tent with |,|Mii 4„ |jn|Um| hm dwp^ ,mt
i oi the tiiNiirrmion wiice Me «•»«•*
lUin- ot Aguiuaido. (out the iu-
| Htimotion will go on without any
NOTK8   ON    PAftfttKG   KVENTS.
The Provincial legislature has
been iu session about two months
and the only thing done up to the
present time has been the Province.
The average life of a wlver dollar
Is 25 years. Jn thin time it will
burn holes in about 50,000 pocket**,
judging from the way it goes through
our own.
There were .l,3Hi more divorce*
in the United States for a given
year than iu nil the test of the
world combined. Thus have we
oiviliwition modernized.
According to the budget state
ment of England's Chancellor of
the Exchequer, the national debt
has increased to about thirty-four
billion dollars, and the country is
on the verge of ruin as a result of
tfae~!Boer war. But, senouTanhe
outlook is, the day will come when
England will look with humble
pride upon her conduct as a nation
in this trying emergency.
One of the members of the Imperial House of Commons has done
a little figuring and concludes that
it has cost England $5,000 for every
Boer killed in the South African
campaign. At this rate, .and considering the obstacles yet to be
overcome, England will be paying
for the fun she is now having when
the sun smiles on the offspring of
Father Time, January 1st, 2001.
~K*ffiffl&~tafcB;~ among' $ie7 vaftods
other things that go with cyclones
and grasshoppers, a mighty mean
lot of legislators. One night recently a woawn'u suffrage bill was
up for Consideration. The senate
galleries were crowded with suffragists, and, in order to make the
ladies feel good, the senate passed
the bill amid the plaudits of their
fair admirers, and everybody went
home smiling. But the next morning, when the ladies were at home,
the vote was reconsidered and the
bill killed deader that a dried herring.	
LiVlllZatlOn we see it is one
thing. Civilization as seen by the
Chinaman is another. Because we
have the might our "civilized"
powers are determined to push our
Christian-coated civilization pill
down the throat of the Chinese.
But the becued yellow man has not
yet been born with a stomach strong
enough to hold the pill we fain
would give him. And it is to be
hoped the,world will never see him.
The world does not need him. Centuries have elapsed since the people
of Anglo-Saxon blood started in the
race of civilization. If they, who
believe themselves so divinely gifted
with all the elements of true living, can make such awful errors as
civilization, what would the Chinaman do were he to attempt to adopt
our mode of life ? We should leave
well enough alone so far as China
is concerned. For, if we are honest
with ourselves, we must admit that
China can show us many things
thatare more civilizing than much
of our own mode of living. A
short time ago the Chinese minister
at Washington, Wu by name, delivered an address at Chicago. This
is the way he defends his people:
"Chinese ways are not necessarily
bad ways because they seem strange
to western eyes.   The Chinese peo
ple naturally feel that they are in
a better position to judge what is
best for their own interests and
welfare than any outsider can be."
Touching upon the question of our
western civilization, Wu said, in
referring to one of the instances
when a human being was burned
at the stake down south: '"That
seemB to be a peculiar American
custom. We do not burn people
at the stake in China.'' Then taking civilization in a broader sense.
he logically says: .
"It must be admitted that today
China is centuries behind the age
in her knowledge of chemistry,
electricity, steam navigation, rapid
transit and other arts and sciences.
* * But does civilization consist of railroads, telegraphs, tele-
jptiones, electric lights, battleships,
rapid-firing guiis,. magazine rifles,
and a thousand other things which
are often regarded a*s necessary for
a .progressive nation?   *7-*.„ Civ
ilization has, I believe, a broader
meaning, with intelligence, order,
piorality and refinement for its
essential elements. Such a civilization China undoubtedly has—a
civilization different, to be sure,
from that of the west, but a civilization nevertheless.''
Must Be a Widow First.
Eleie: "Mamma, there's a funny old
man in this Pickwick book that's always telling* his Bon to beware of the
the widows.   Why is that?"
Mamma: "Well, a widow is supposed
to be skillful in catching a husband."
Elsie: "Gracious! 1 wonder if I'll
have to be a widow before I can get
married."—Philadelphia Press.
Relative Strength of Metals.
An iron wire one-tenth of an inch in
diameter will sustain a weight of 705
pounds before breaking A copper wire
of tho same diameter will support 385
pounds. A gold wire of the same
diameter, 191 pounds. A tin wire of
same diameter, 47 pounds. A silver
wire of same diameter, 25 pounds.
How thankful' we ought to be
that New Denver isn't New York
or Detroit or some of the other
large eastern cities. The postal
authorities of Detroit have decided
that the letter carriers of that city
shall wear shirt waists, and the
mayor of Camden, N.J., has awarded a contract to supply tlie police
force with the same garments.
They Rhould also be supplied with
trousers with fancy trimmings that
do not bag at the kiicon.
Our great Spring Sale of Dry Goods, Dress Goods,
Ready-Made Clothing, etc., will be called next
week. Watch for bills telling about it, Greater
bargains than you ever got in these lines.
Bourne Bros., (j_j
K- 01. e. Block
Wholesale Liquor Merchants
FineBt Stock of Imported Goods in the upper country.   All leading brands of
Canadian Whiskies
Dawson's Perfection, Usher's, Dewar's, Mitchell's and Doctor's
Special Scotch Whiskies
Koolenuy Agent* fur l)riiiiiwli)k-IlHlk«fC)illfiinI«r Co. Itllllurd Tahiti*.
El Ciolo, Buona Qalana, Hosebery, Flor de Marca and La Veda Cigars
the. public.
1*.JH-|M/A   (IHlf   WIO.   «...
it ill *'■«»«'...' wi'ji."'■»',''.'.'J , .'.'.'.'■J?.^."'1'* J    I'111
of the dehmoi.* ut-wUxl  by  ialhe
mwliral ftcfow**..   TIm**w* Si* no *»vl-
A. story comes from St. (iermain,
near Paris, Prance, that describes
the extraordinary case of a girl
from whose body 120 needles have
been extracted by a druggist with
the aid of a pair of pinchers. The
girl says when she wan a child »hu
wed to swallow needles in com-!
petition with other girl* uf her age
and that in one day she got away
with 49. And n\\e ha* always had
good health, too. But, then, we
liave no record of her eating Hlocnn
The dro-patchi*. U-II of an awful
storm raging in the ea*<t, For n
rndhiH of t5<» mile* in Western
I'eininylvttiiia, KiiMx-rn Ohio and
Northern Wi*t Virginia rain or
hiow f«*ll .tlmwM without inter-
iiiifttdoti fur thrtt day.*.   Mountain
tdronntK    have   become   torrent*. 	
creek* arc swollen and out of their! ***--%*n—^^^''^^^-^'.^^""rTZ,"
UiikH.and the Wg viver«are mei\m\ Q^SfOL^SD^D^D1^
uf turbulent wafer,   The financial j riT-^ *■***•*:—Jmmt—3mm^..,.7m
Um can not lie <t4iuiaU*d.   In ad- J pg^
ditioti to the hundred!.ot tliuuNMi<i**j
tunl |M*rllm|m oi tmrnot.* oi  tlouAib
I it will emt to put large manufac-
vxi.HnrsK PLANTS
otJU.Mui litis
...si* ITU. WKHJHT
foil AM.
NO. 4 K.-W. C. BLOCK, NELSON, B. C. ^
<...Id. Kllv.-r-Lcml ami Copper MIikm wmitml nt lliu I-'XCII ANUK.
KHKK MI1.1.1NO OOl.l) |4'«'l"'>""" wnutMl at uik-c fur Kiutoru Inventor*. ,
I'ttrtli* Imvlnir mining iiro'wrty for »»le nre miiu-ntnl to wmd Mmplw of their oro to \
lie Kxclmiiuii fur .ulilliltinii. W
III* Kxcli«n«i< f(ir oxijililtloii.
Ml *inii|ili'ii nliiitild ln> sent liy KviinHi, ntviinlil.   «:orniii)onil«iM-« millolti-d. ^
• - -"IIUKW    V.   HOHKNIIKHOKH, _,
NkImoii, II. O.    f
AtlilnWall commuiilcutlnir" to--
T«k'|ihmi« No, Mix.  V. o. lliu 7f»i,
The NewmarkctHotel,
H»a tm«a ni thu immt Itcautlful tocatloim In America, and the public are
nfhjurcd of ploattatH accoinmodatlons.
' UKNUY HTKCiK, ~* ^       - ~~YY Y" '""        Proprletoiv
dtiure tti prove   that   viuriuatloii j
t'wr <*ur<Ml or pri«v^nt«'d  siiiu11|m)X, '
yet muni'peiqiie Kiihiitn lo H  Hiia-ii
tht* Kauio a** they do in thc orthodox!
theory alniut the hereafter, lieliev-1
Four ItuiHlml Uv*m. II35.fjno.iN).))
hiiti 'Jin, Hh'nn> were Ji'si ilunn|{ »ic
\mt ct*ntury in fruitlf^ efforti* to
lind   the  north   pole.   There are
\ ' wr-v
Ing Uutt if it will do iio good it will]mlm lhhmn t,vw,  mtm .liHcoumg
do no harm.    I hrough fear they ing thm ondeavoring to locate thr*
allow their bU*-«l to be po'mnmi on •, p*»r»tlg [MMm m thc Hloean.
the name principle shat many iti'nid**
are weakened In the
litfiou,'*.  MJptt>iitio'K
,io» ChamlVrlain. colonial mw-
Utry, atnl *^>n o!   **a  iittie «en*w
attack! maker,"*   ought   to quit the war
vim* of re-
Smnlljtox i«*
a fillh diM««n* and dot** not attack | maker,"* ought
pur* hiotid. Ite hwdiliy «««! di»*«It«*i«*»* A«d g«into w.j-«rthjng that >
«kHc will wvf b« a *U*»W*r. 'I'huiU 1«m expensive to the rountrj.j
4od>nr whn tkw* th«- w***-.-* -an on Hi* «i*t«r-in-Uiw ia after him lively.*
fth*» fmfn V*w»^n f1i.*»nl«»fr ami [ and *he in idiik-#yetl with an^-rA
North Iky wtmm a jellt.w badge! "U*»all wety well," *he said at al
Wr rjnicrv* If*
<H»fcU'i   ** ir#ll  '"Jf
m*il *« If  y'*u Irn
\<W   nmleh'litt-.iHi-
If >•*« «a<.l » ntw
mt'.i-U   *rtMl    o*  tk*
mniii y rif "nfcitft t-"
til '»■ •!    Ifl     fltlC,    »»Mt.
«Jr*r rilf   th»   ttflo
f,n >. i-f.,,1,     t.nrt    «(■■
wM  *i'*S    y<*a   Owi
f».s v 4.t(H- j**r«r*iW* ,
Mils.- tnoncy.
Brown Bros.,
TTi« J«weler*. N«Immi.
Bank of Montreal.
r.*t«*bU«h»<t tit 11.
'■*«.,<♦.,•* f*iU .yttrl ntt*i   S*)-* «*•><»<»♦•*<
ReMrv^ll lubd   Y\    7,<txi_MM
Undivided prottta ;   s   51ftO»l.OI
iiK*o orncti,  MONTMKAI..
Ut. Hon. I^Ht»»TKiTiiooXAa.id Slocnrr Korau G.CM.O. Prwident.
UoxAk A. D«c;iimoxi», Vice rrettdeni,
K ft Cuii:.*m»:«, (»<*nfml Man-tsfpr,
Uranch<» la al) f«n« ot Canatla, XcwfMimtann, t.rvat Hritain. «n«t
tlie t'nitod Stftf.tA    ,   .
New Denver branch
I.R H. DE VRHRk, Manager Eighth Year.
I'm a stamp—
A postage stamp—
A two-center;
Don't want to brag,
But I was never
Except once;
By a gentleman, too;
He put me on
To a good thing;
It was an envelope-
Perfumed, pink, square;
I've been stuck on .
That envelope
Ever since;
He dropped us—
The envelope and me—
Through a slot in a dark box;
But we were rescued
By a mail clerk,
More's the pity;
He hit me an awful
Smash with a hammer;
It left my face
Black and blue;
Then I went on a long
Of two days;
And .when we arrived—
The pink envelope and me—
We were presented
To a perfect love
Of a girl,"   "-"■
With the Btunningest pair
Of blue eyes V'
That ever blinked;
Say, she's a dream!
Well, she mutilated
The pink envelope
And tore one corner
Of me off
With a hairpin;
Then she read what
Was inside
The pink envelope.
I never saw a girl blush
So beautifully!
I would be stuck
On her—if I could.
Well, she placed
The writing back,
In the pink envelope;
Then she kissed roe..
Oh, you little godlets!
Her lips were ripe
As cherries,
And warm
As the summer sun.
The pink envelope and me—
Are now
Nestling snugly
In her bosom;
We can hear.
Her heart throb;
When it goes fastest
She takes us out
And kisses me.
Oh, say
• This is great!
ism of early Bible time*, instead of the new prin-
clplc^tren-tb tbe Bethlehem shepherds at the in*
ception of Christianity.
"Thou shalt do no murder'' applies to nations
as well aa individuals, and had the same so-called
patriotism, whioh characterized the nations of
England snd American been as emphatic in ita
demands for arbitration as for vengeance, that
dark blot would not deface the fair page of
Anglo-Saxon history. Dr. Talmage, W. J. Bryan
and A. 11 drew Carnegie, in their New Year's mes-
tage to their fellow men, plead for the cessation
and abolition of war. and a recognition ot the
principle of the Brotherhood of Man, and when,
in addition, those who best know describe war as
hell, it is surely a worthy plank in our platform
to create a strong Christian sentiment in favor of
International arbitration for national disputes,
und government arbitration for reconciling the
strife between capital and labor.
Kootenay. B.C., April Uth, 1901.
I'm glad
I'm a stamp—
A two-center.
—Ohio State Journal.
Below is reproduced the first half ot a paper
read before the United Christian Endeavor So*
clety lu Nelson, the author of which will readily
bi' Identified by those who worship at the shrine
of the one whose name appears affixed to the
matter appearing In tills column. It was given
early tn the year, and with the exception of a
few structural rearrangements and a new face
it appears as read:
"ChrletUmlty but yesterday celebrated the
passing of Its nineteenth utile stone of centuries,
In IU race with the (towers of evil, for the redemption of mankind/and the privilege, only
granted ono generaUoN in u century, of Inaugurating a new era, and setting the pace for the
next heat, Is now afforded the churches and
Christian Endeavor Societies of Christendom.
Upon ui will devolve the duty nnd responsibility
of moulding nnd shaping the religious life and
thought as well as the suocesi or failure ofthe
church of (lie future. The Sunday School Times
of a recent date says: "The blunders we make
and the weaknesn we display will Wil more
severely upon tho future then will those of auy
coming generation for the next hundred yearn.
Upon our shoulder* will b« placed tho burdens of
commerce, civil government and Christianity,
and «s we sow, others will reap,"
Afool.lt In *ald, can benefit hy his own ox-
l«rlenc«. but the truly wlt» are they who benefit
by the experience of other*. Let us, therefore,
in our attempt to ascertain the need* of the present century first take a dlagnouls of tlie old century in order to clearly utiderMeiid Ihe best
memuof lifting our church life out of tha ruts
and mlrtakri, It In seen frequently to Imvc wandered Into. Mke the Illustrious founder of Methodism the Y P. H. C. E. procMm* that "ili«
world Is «mr •mrl»h.M Am!, as the future standard luarcr of what we believe l» ihe hlgtiest
revelation of Qml'i will and mull's need, we must
of iieeee»lty (»<•« hone-tly and Mjuarel** the Untt*
confronting u*.
Flftttj. tVi.1- l"»vl«tUi» Church !'im i,i/toilt/uilj
failed lo live u|. to tin- *taii'lard laid down by lis
Founder, that "Ye cannot nerve Mod and mam*
mon,1' Th" nuinmon worship which ts pulsating
the life* <>f humanity, In «ri>rv department and
amongkt every clans, t*i that the utruggl* for ex*
lM»iat U ln.-uinlnti furluu. an I aluiu»t hauler-
itliln.liit" uninlniatXPittily lalw-n Mot In tho piv
chid- of   ilw   temple,     Heavily oiorUinfml
r hurt-he*, *'>|*allng t.> tt.e whole of Chrl-tciiclmn j •*"<• '••
t<> HnukUlH otilfgatltiii*, which ituirt.l
havt-Wn liirimtd. IlKfUsatni-ot dollar* i|«>fil In
I'twll)* unti.nl nml fj.lit'.iml*- ihott-i* tmmtt-rittK i
fiithcsnil1*** ui'l *n(-port uf mtllliinalm.,  Mi»r*,'
chant itriiww* »ml rlrkk •orlHy, are til olniiu-lv j
i.iiiHI, lint.   Willi  tht.   (■•arhltiir   <>f  liim   wlui
l«rou-)ii>il ttim an oieti iMat, t«ni|.r th« mmv j
tvuV.■UbiAtus.'.-j U.w, *.-'• i'A.tj i,hm MS.,*..,.,
who hut not wherw tn U.y IIIj tuuifi  »rolwh,,i
with a ttUji uf -null mAW.  iitl itcaitiini' iW *
nuitfhtiiHi. <iu w-'iv »i.ui ,.(ib .MialitM n ^\,\*.l '
tl,< iiirtiivni'iiifsinof Ml- ,h.j, whli-h  w** .-< a i
uillil  i>l*   4-utt.pi.rwl  with   lite  iII-»jw   *UUA
iitli«'»»tist«iilny. '
t'rln' It-il tJra.il tn hit New IrW* M«« .tne- «>» <
|V( „l,,.|.,.|„.       .,.,-.       •.#»,..,.«,,....»•.«■, .    I.   ,  ...I    ., •
th* heart iwrt <4 the churrh fit't*rf *'tf the l*nlt#»l >
MUtra.ariwt U latMlitut MM eiWftto** all ev«»y \
Ht'tBiMi.   tA,i)l).uui* it.iOi- 4 14 Hit iaiOi.il \
i»l[i|iiMltir!»i»iii4 ***»*»*»■   Tfc» (rnintltinr \>mn io* V**
York, with (if famine |tr^«ri«ti»n. hit t#»i»'
«l».«tiili4;mt, ttntmm lh<- rich  h*«*> muviil ii;> :
"tmn     M"*"»U'r*.  of  "trw-rot  •»i*t."it,l*« *ri"H-
ciiffiliji; mi'vUuisn lor Uh- 4hi$jim<U -af htwiutiv-y
a tc I the eliM Intcrr4 emirm In (»*»«<*»"
*t<,Mly, iIm rJmrt t> ttas Um**»ul.ljr r»IM ».
if r t«;. tti*. fall 4gt>t9e*n*r id ihe -uMln-.r intt^ict -
whkh Jn*M«ur*(«1 Ot* Utuftimk tl<«f»li«*tfnr.'
^-h:**l*Mifh',«ran»,«*tm«I win r«> *fl*i»* TV
<(.i<tty r»rn*i-« «4 t.l*<1. wfc^h *lt.#f»< -^ ifc».
■.'I'»!ii.vi■ yt'ir- of c.fii! '.'i»H'U'y. i»(idi,'i/.i.i;.' flijkiii u.i
KrfUln*<t>MI *n<tM>l4i«! *». !u»* I,»+pI«iu1.
.ri„l    .'Hi   tJti.    *.M»v''    »i-VJ>     ti*«4     »>. ■-•r.--   "J
wmlii1 Alimii'.'s lifr/»* iulm Imlt \,r,-i, miril
*«•** |» Catm* *ul llMaifrtsw 4**44;*^ ■•"'*• *'
**il««»i.tfi-i'i-t»'» wit**'!**!*! utfi <i,:*4n.iit,ff, ;'i^
^V^ryfcs JUst passing ?y •
A writer in the Minneapolis Journal tells of a
hot time recently had by a crowd of 'the boys"
at the homo ol Mrs. Potter Palmer, Chicago.
Tho affair was a sort of a max-up betyvcen a po
lltical love feast and a social hand-out with the
frills taken off. Honore Palmer, son of his illustrious ma, was elected alderman in Chicago,
and the Tuscarara club, all Democrats, went
around to the Palmer mansion to serenade him.
It was an ordeal tosome of the boys. They did
not like thc idea. But one of the officers who
knew how to drop his card on the card tray gave
them a bit of advice. "Boys," they were told,
"make a front—that's all there Is to this society
game—front. Walk in as bold as brass and repeat the last weather forecast, and the first think
you know they will be asking which one of us is
Hobart CbatHeld Chattleld-Taylor." Mrs. Palmer has what Is known In Chicago as "the magnetic shake," and the braves were made to feel at
home and were soon telling her "it was a |ove'.y
evening," and "a little too cool to be pleasant,''
with all the assurance of the boys whose fathers
had made a million in pork. The affair went off
with gusto and other things of a similar^ nature
but not so much so. Mayor Harrison set off the
oratorical fire works and the braves scanned the
picture gallery and were. politely mystified by
what they saw there. On the whole the affair
was a great success. After the speech making
the company settled down to "feed," and In this
department the bo* s shone like a maiden lady
with Wo to spend at a bargain counter. The boys
felt proud and showed their pride by kicking
about things that they did not understand; some
ate the oysters with a spoon, others thought the
champaign was inferior ginger ale. Bat tho
whole affair "was easy," and the Tuscararas are
now going in for bug-tailed coats, glossy breastplates and all that sort of thing, and will practice
so as to be able to talk four hours and say nothing,
This society business is lovely, you know.
The inining industry has paid more dividends
comp i red with other Industries, than any other
business known," is a statement recently made
by the New York Tribuue, supplementing this
positive statement with the following: "Compare the profits of mining with 156,000 odd miles
of railway, with aggregate liabilities of SIO.OOO,-
i)Q0.00Q. and you wiUjfiee which is_tlie_mo8t profit-
able. Under the wing of'mining' there exist
some of the safest and most profitable businesses.
Take, for Instance, the twelve great smelting
companies—the mineral pawnbrokers. The
smelting companies that, do a strictly oustom
business show absolutely' and unquestionably
larger profits than any other Industry In America,
There are many Instances where capital invested
iu smelting companies has been turned over five
times m year, and each time the margin of profit
has been over 20 pei cent, of the entire amount
handled, They tske no risk, simply buying the
raw material of gold sliver and copper at m reduced price, extracting their cost of treatment,
and paying thc residue"
.. +
Hoys will be boy>. And who would have them
be any thing else? Every hoy lias, or ought to
have, some aim In life. It is not always high,
perhaps, but it is better to aim at anything than
nothing at all—better to have some port to st*cr
to than float down the stream like drift wood.
It Is more Important to do the little things and
do them well than to over reach ouosslf lu try"
lug to do something that you aro not capable of,
If we save the dimes the dollars will grow. In
like manner. If we do thc little things thc blgonvt
will come to us as we arc ready for Ihetn. What
connection docs being on time and staying over
time, doing what one w told and doing It imlcklr
and well, have with the making of a successful
life. That Is n ijinntlini that a majority of boys
arc, or ought to be, asking thcnwlviw these days
—and a good many of live girls too. Wln>n tho
answer has Immii figured out, It shows c-niu'lmlve-
ly why ther« I* m much room at the top. Per*
t_|is the Uust llluMratl n we can give Is s story
that Is told of the lat« P. D, Armour. > One of hi*
clerks, n uiun who w.ugooil cimuuh to licup, hut
not good enough to promoto, i-oinplalned to Mr.
Armour Itccausc auothi-r ch-rk wn* promoted
over hi* head. "I like you. Will," said Mr. Armour; "yituaiv smart nnil you should have the
making of • big, MroiiM,broMil-Kaug«<l merchant
In you; hut we don't know hint where to find
yimall thetliiu*. V«»u may I* »t your ilt-ak on
Ihutlot and you unty be i.-n minute* lain, W«
never know. A nd wa nrr tint mm whmi wn tell
you to do a ihltifr lh»t il t* don*. You wifrnllv
do ll, Imt y«u arc not *un» |»p!''
F«r lb' •■cm-ill"' (ho*- weak-hut-*) union rotu
and iHlKiriuut.Uc of the pule of unionism, who
know wi Utile about the |»iwcr for good of iitilnu*
•t«yiiii!<|Hitlltl#*lii litem, Hi round them
ihe following
good use of your dollars early in life the returns
will be manifoldly larger when your locks turn
grey, and the scar of early piety puts in its glossy
appearance. /    v
I was once spending the night in a
beautiful home in a large city, At
about nine o'clock my host, a gentleman ot about 45 years or age, got up,
went out into the hall and put on his
overcoat and rubbers. Returning to
the parlor door, he said:
"Excuse me, please, for just a tew
minutes. I am going to say goodnight to my mother."
His mother lived three blocks distant, and for 30 years her son had
never failed to go and bid her goodnight, if he was in the city.
"No matter what the weather may
be, no matter who his guests are, my
husband never fails to run over to his
mother's and bid her good-night,"
said the gentleman's wife when he
had gone.
"Neither he nor she could sleep if
this duty had been neglected. When
his business compels him to be away
from the city, he writes to her overy
day, it only a single line.
"Her mental powers are beginning
to tail, and she forgets many things,
so that her mind is a blank on some
points; but when nine o'clock comes
she always knows the hour, and Bays:
•It is time tor Henry to'come and bid
me good-night.'" — Will Carleton's
She Frayed for Bread, but not for Butter,,
Olivia was visiting her grandmother. Olivia's grandmother had
money to burn. So have Olivia's
father and mother. Although the
father and mother had come to the
wicked city of New York to burn
some of their money, leaving Olivia
with grandmamma in the west, they
are nevertheless very good people.
Olivia is well acquainted with the
Lord's Prayer. One morning she
climbed into bed with her grandmother and began to make conversation.
' 'At home," she said,' 'we often pray
God to bring us bread."
"Do you ?"   said   grandmamma.
"And butter, too, I suppose ?"■■
7"Oh. n6!" said Olivia, airily. "The
butter-man brings the butter."
Not long ago hearing the gospel by
telephone was given a practical test
in a Michigan town where the authorities prohibited public gatherings on
account of smallpox. The services
were conducted by the preacher, assisted by the choir, in the central
telephone exchange. The subscribers
could hear the gospel without donning
Sunday dresses, frills and ornaments,
and at the same time be secure from
a collection.
A hen-pecked husband in Lamar
county i8 asking for a divorce from
his wifu to whom he lias buun married
35 years. Tbe poor fellow .ays his
wife has been heating him over the
head with stove-wood quite frequently
for the last ten years and he prays
thc court to allow him to leave his
spouse and spend Ins remaining days
in peace.
NHtntal History.
"Pa, what mak«-s a rabbit wabble
its nose so?"
"I can't tc ll you, Jimmy."
"I know; its because it", hasn't got
enough tail  to wahble."--Chicago
»»«•« •**?-> o***m e» TART*-* eowoti,
""■* Jewelers
Highest Honors, World's Fair
Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair
Avoid Baking Fowders containing
•lam. Thej* *>*• lnjuriotu to health
Imiwrters of Fine WuteiiM. Watchmakers and
Opticians. Send for our line Watch CatnloKue.
OLD GOLD and SILVER bought at the highest
A few of these goods whioh I wish to
dear. These goods are the finest
quality and fully warranted.
TEA SPOONS, iwr dozen »'«).«ft
DEH8KRT Sl'OONS, |n«rdown  ■I.US
TABLE 81'OOKS. per down  5.00
FANCY PATTERN' TEA**,-wr dozen..,, *.«5
MILTON ..„ 'J.Tlt
MILTON  DESSEHTS.        '*     "     .... i.'tti
MILTON TAHLK, nor down  5.50
DEHSERT KIIKK!*.      •*        -l.aB
MEDIUM       " "        ».0<i
MILTON DENSEHTKM..KS. )»'*r «I«»x— 5.00
MILTON MKiftt'M     " *' 5.50
MrTh«Mtro"Ml»i)r.'*.''tt  AT t'UST. m now in
Call and see the largest
stock of Dry Goods, Carpets,
Boots, Shoes, Hats and Gents'
Furnishings in the Slocan.
The Hunter-Kendrick Co.
When In need of
t'ir.iilii* i! Oiilii-iau
a,id .lowt'lcr.
iM-ver la ' *•>'• tx-lilii'l iIwiii, w« rn|iroilu<t?
j trim tin* I'imtmiK Ul*it W«.rM;
Wli^n tki* llmi «*t»l« «r»«« llkn mi u«
.tint tin-lliliwuriii mwiillow* tho wlialr,
U'Im.i llt«i (> i'in|4ii* hull wiHil^n ulicliii
A nd tli" lur.' in ..uiiuii ii» tlit> sin*II,
VVhi-ii *rr|»*tit* run ut-rlmht Ilk" men
In.l il»<-IM Him* trivl Hkf Irnu*
Wlt**n «rn*.tn>;i *r* fml mt tht ht-ti
And f#»th*n i>*v f'lMiid 'hi ih«-h«t.*»,
Wil** »i.m Cxi* »»)«t In Wit sir
Ami f|.-(i<(*nt« r«»»»l ii|.iii irv*-*.
Whp-n fnnri-f- Iii oiiiiinii'r un' riiri-
.* ml •nnft' nrvi r m.ilin i#«t!,W> tutntf.
Wtti-n Mi «»*«••• fttn^r dry J»t»l
A ml m*»l** mt W(«v<*li»» rdl«
Wlxii !•>!•■* Uf **K> In Hi' Miid
,»l. I   NliLllHtl. Ill iltl'»n i,l*M ttli t'tUt'l'
W llWi lH!|-lJj*#ii hi.i.^ii^t't ,hStk Uhi
And tritti f. i" f^wrhtii* In tlm*.
W Iwn Wily i^rtM lutes* f r.wn lh» rear
An   ».-»«-*«'• t>.i li.iii>r a <• rim*
U tkrtii. trnMuMtlii^r *«if'»t» lW*»' Ilk* *»■ »**
.-. tut illlilllllUi i mil,■III'  11 iii I   I'lilii^lPf,
Wt«#tt |Ariv4i«ims aw matk (.»t of trim
And tht tfMttt «* Mrn»!ti '4 ««.in*,
W'h.n Into** «rw*r l« js<*li*«*« lt»*d»
Vtn! »•-■! ■ fi ili» b>di4MU." t*m->
ThM» «**|.j«iI«ih «wr*-l> *W, l» <|i*«»i,
Awl tht r>.«ftirf «'-«< --til. t <»*m..
Picture  Framing and
Mould Inif, write to
N'KI>>\\ ll. e
Mull «in|eiiM*r<-ivi- |irniii|,i t.ii."tiii'i
||ii)'i null Kxpiiriiri'f
MltHttrXI  l'|.t<K»
KAlIf  *wu|fTMr,ST
to supply builders and contractors
with all the above building* materials.
Onr^ products received JRJrst Prizes
-'<■ ,   ... <'dJ^
and Medals tlie last two years at the
Spokane Exposition. The Lime that
we are now manufacturing is not
excelled. Special quotations tocon-
tractoir. on application.
Grimmett Block,«Reco Ave.
Sandon, B. C.
Rents Collected.   District agent
The Great West Life Assurance Co., Winnipeg, Man.
Agent Norwich Union Firo Innurance Company.
Connecticut Fire Insurance Co., of Hartford
■(Etna Fire Insurance Company,
1'hcenix, of Hartford, Conn.,
Pacific Coast Fire Insurance Company,
Imperial Registry Company,
The  Dominion of Canada Guarantee and
Accident Insurance Company.
Staple and Fancy
Agent for
Manufacturers oi
Orders shipped to all
Country.     Mill at
of the
-Slocan LaKe. -
Postoffice address. Rosebery.
Place *■
Fresh Fish all the time,    M|gLS
Poultry most the time. 25   UP
Dealer in
PIPES, &0.
Van Camp Lunch Goods, Confection-
cry andTFruit.
Newmarket Block.        New Denver
NOTICE is hereby (jiven that, In nurauance of
the notification published by this Depart
ment, and dated 22nd June, 1899, under section-,
88 of tho "Land Art." a»*reemeiite for the salo of "*
Lots in the Town of New Denver, which were -
purchased from the Government at pulillo auction on 20th July, 1892, and uiwn which the balance of purchase money and interest la not fully
palduii by the 30th April next, will be c&ncellea.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works.
Landsand Works Department, Victoria, B. C.
aist March. 1901.
To THOMAS SHEA, owner of an undivided
one-eighth U) interest in the Nabob mineral
claim, situated on Reco mountain, and adjoining Blue Bird and Trade Dollar mineral
claims,and recorded at New Denver record
T Office.
AKE NOTICEi that I, B. W. Bull.hnve done
and recorded the annual assessment work as
required by Section 24 of the Mineral Act. on the
above claim for year ending July is, 1900, and
that your share of expense of said work is now
5?e* S_!?!<i' yoiLla*' I*1c.2nir_!"{? y2_f*a_L0£
this advertisement 1 will at expiration of said 90
days apply to Recorder to have your interest in
above claim transferred to me, pursuant to section 4, Mineral Act Amendment Act, 1900
B. W. miu,
Fire VaJluy»B- 0„ March 28,1901.
Three Porks
B. C
|iruHi|,l nlli'lili'iii      £
-.M,.-. I.v ¥,\\,t,+*
Provides nccomniodation for
the travelling public	
PlcilB'int rooras, and good
meals. The bar is stocked
with wines, liquors and
clpiM. HOT and COLD
HUGHNI\EN, Proprietor,
When in NKUSONseoonr
$25 Suits
K. SKINNKH, Tailor
Fred. J. Squire,
ToV. H. BEHNE, or to any pm-son or iiersons
to whom he may have transferred hli interest
In the Miner Boy mineral claim, situate ou
tlie north side of Carnenter creek, In the
Slocan Mining Division of West Kootenay
District and recorded In tho Recorder's office
nt New Denver, li. C, ou July 4th, WW.
YOU or any of you are hereby notlttcd that we
have exnenued two hundred and Hfty-six
dollars and fifty cciiu In laltor und Improvements U|K>u the above mlm-nil claim, under the
8revision of the mineral act, and if within ninety
avs from the date of this notice you full or refuse to contribute your pro'wrtloii of such expenditures, together with all cost of advertising,
your interest In said mineral claim will lieconu-
th« nroiierty ofthe undcrslgmvi under iivllon 4
tt an Act entitled An Act to Amend thr Mineral
Act 1900.
Dated this KS.I day of March. 1901
Black r\inorca$,
B, Plymouth Rock.t
J. E. Anqrignon
Tin* Ixjadiiitf
E%%»  ft»r    H!ttiiirf.  SUT» (or 15
tll><|.«. Mil- -U.K
t». A. lllttiMAti, S*tt+9, tl. U, «WI t9».
Finest Shop In the Slocan.
I* nut   IHtith.     l». uiviit-   .ill-.,   .\c«
General Graying: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.
Our ltnj(^a!»« witj»»n» niwl allBnn-
ilflv rniin*-.
To E. ,1. MATHEW8. or to any iwrmm or p«r-
iious to ivIiuiii he may lmv» traiisfiTn-d his
Interest In the llr.itli K mhn>rnl rlslm. st
Glnclcrcrwk, a tilbuury of Wllwn creek,
nine inih'S from Three Fork**, and recorded in
thc Hecord 'ifni-e for the HIim-hii Mining-
I exiN-iidtd • Un- Hundred Didlars In labor and
InuiroveriHiit* u|«>n tin- above mentioned mineral
clultii, In order to hold »ulil mineral claim under
1 lie provisions of the Mineral Act, unil If wllhln
' ninety days (nun ilu- dale of this ii'itlieyoii fall
: <ir refuM* u» contrll ute your urojiiirtliili of such
<x|ieiidlture. toKithtr with i»fl <«»u oladvertU-
, luif, your Inter* *t lu -«lil i-lsim will Income the
liroiMirty of lh« eulnrrilwr under Hncilmi t of en
1 Ai'teiilitl'-d,"Aii Aet t»> Amend the Mineral Act
i 1WO,"
; JusKI'l! II, MAItTl.V.
I    Thiti.-yi.A;,b r..M,.;p|, :\.V-\.
MAN hikI HKI.PIK  Mineral Claims.
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KiMdenuy IH'lini .\ hen li« ali-il: Abmit
one inllenNiilii »•< ■>', S'* K-iiVi-r.
'PAKE SoTH'K »h>.i I, 1'hti \U l,«ieliin, ut
I lltpfil* tif Nel.pn iirllntr an .ikhiiI for II .',
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■>. «  fMirr. fit' %     V.-f-'.H    ti   r THE LEDGE, NEW Dj_flVER
Suppose, my little lady,
Your doll* should break tier head,
Could you make it whole by crying
Till your eyes and nose are red ?
And wouldn t it be pleasanter
To treat it as a joke,
And say you are g-lad 'twas Dolly's
And not your head that broke?
Suppose you're dressed for walking,
And the rain comes pouring down,
Will it clear off any sooner
Because you scold and frown ? <
And wouldn't it be nicer
For you to smile than pout,
And so make sunshine in the house
When there is none without?
Suppose your task, my little man,
Is very hard to get,"
Will it make it any easier
For you to sit and fret?
And wouldn't it be wiser
Than waiting like a dunce
To g-o to work in earnest
And learn the thing at once?
Suppose that some boys have a horse,
And some a coach and pair,
Will it tire you less while walking
To say it isn't fair?
And wouldn't it be nobler
To keep your temper sweet,
And in your heart be thankful
You can walk upon your feet?
And suppose the world don't please you,
Nor the things some peoplo do, 0
Do you think the whole creation
Will be altered just for you?
And isn't it, my boy or arid,
The wisest, bravest plan,
Whatever comes or doesn't come,
To do the best you can?
—Phoebe Carv.
The advance proofs of the summary
■statement of the mineral production of
the Dominion for the year 1900, has just
been furnished the mining journals by
the Geological Survey of Canada. The
▼slue of all minerals mined that year
is shown to be 163,775,090. This includes the metallic, non-metallic,
-structural materials and clay products.
Value of metalic production, $40,891,197;
non-metallic, $23,083,893. The Yukon
produced $22,275,000 in gold; all other
parts, $5,441,752. The value of the copper contents of ores, matte, etc., at 16 19
•cents per pound, was $3,068,119; silver,
$2,780,598; nickle, $3,827,707; lead, $2,-
J60,52l; Zinc, $9,842;  pig iron, 588,158.
The total value of the production is
$14,000,000 greater than that of 1899.
The value of the production for the last
15 years has been as follows:
. 88,697,021
. ,28,661,480
, 22,584,518
. 20,639,964
. 19,981,168
. 18,976,616
. 16,768,853
.. 14,018,918
.. 12,518,894
,. 11,821,881
,. 10,221,255
Twelve per cent, ot the increase must
he credited to the enlarged output of
the Yukon gold; 9.6 per cent, to increases in other metals, and 6 per cent,
to the increaie in the aggregate value
of the non-metallic products, the value
of the structural materials and clay
products showing only a slight growth
over past years. Compared with 1894
when the steady increase began, the
total mineral production of 1900 improved nearly 820 per cent., and since
1888, when the first figures aro available, over 600 per cent.
The value per capita of the mineral
income of the community basod on an
estimate of the population amounts to
$11.84, as compared with about $8.90 in
1899, and $2.28 in 1886. The per capita
production in the United States for last
year in estimated at a little over $15.
The metal mining industries of the
country lead all other classes, contributing 68.27 per cent., the non-metallic accounting for 20.88 per cent., and the
structural class being crodited with
nearly 10 per cent,
Ai for several years past, gold is the
dominant factor, followed hy coal and
coke; lead takes a much more prominent place, while petroleum ranks con*
ilderably lower. The pig iron item
relet a only of course to the proportion
of the whole credited to Canadian ores.
In copper there were increases at every
centre, In gold large Increases in
British Columbia and the Yukon were
elightly offset by small decreases in the
eastern gold mining district!. The iron
•melting industry shows encouraging
features. Tho total production of pig
Irom both foreign and home ore, 96,576
tons, valued at $1,501,698, comparod
with that of tho prnvlous years, shows
a decrease of rt.9 per cent, in quantity
and an Increaw of 0.03 per cent in val
m, Tho very large growth In tho output of lead was offset by somewhat
lower pricos. British Columbia as prac
tlcaliy the only producer, (»to bo cred
Ited with this irratifyfng feature of tho
year's record, ai well as with that Illustrated tn tbe Hgures for silver, where
the higftur price* rutin* cunai_ot*6i>
enhanced the already large increase in
quantity. Tho nickle output of the
Sudbury District in Ontario was much
incrfuned in Quantity, and the prices
w«re higher by about HO par sent.
The chief non-metallic minerals show
increases in quantity, also, as well as
higher values in most cases. Price*
were much higher for asbestos, causing
of course, a larger output from the
■ines in Quebec. The coal output of
♦he fotwtry ulill rnntlmin* to tfroir
•steadily, and the value to increase owing to enhanced prices. Theanoelatad
eoke industries are growing rapidly,
and the much greater value given is to
be attributed %<> better prices and tbe
iuciuAud ii.omu.kiuwi of thc higtver*
priced western product, chiefly from the
new Crow's Nem Prhh operations.
Sir Michael Hicks Beach, Chancellor
of the Exchequer of England, delivered
his budget speech in the House of Commons last Thursday. It shows the
Mother Country to be in a most embarrassing financial condition—worse
than at any time in the memory of the
Firesent generation—and promises very
title encouragement for the future.
His opening sentence was not '.promising: "During the last five years," said
the Chancellor of the Exchequer, "we
have been invariably able to congratulate the house oa a general increase in
the prosperity of the country, but the
year 1900, especially the last six months,
shows symptoms of a change/ Our
foreign trade during tlie year considerably increased, but in values ratRer
than in volume.
The deficit of the past year, £53,207,-
000, showed that the government had
paid £15,418,000 out of the current revenue for the cost of Jthe South African
war.   The  total amount provided by
the state last year aggregated the enormous sum of £198,846,000.   "As to the
national debt," said the chancellor, "it
standi in painful contrast with last year.
But the funded debt had decreased bv
£1,425,000.   On April 1st the national
debt stood at £6,870,000,000, an increase
of £55,000,000 on account of the war."
Turning to the present year, the chancellor said that the total estimated expenditure  was  £187,600,000.    On, the
existing basis it waB estimated the revenue would be £51,876,050, leaving a
deficit of about £55,000,000    "H*)w is
the deficit to be   met?"   asked   Sir
Michael,   "I will never be responsible
for the fatal policy of paving the whole
cost of the wat out of loanB without
putting a  reasonable  amount on the
taxpayers of the day.   The real difficulty, however, is not so much the cost
of the war in South Africa, as the operations in China, as they will increase
our ordinary expenditure, even if the
war comes to an end within three or
four months, or sooner than the honorable members suppose."
The chancellor then proposed to levy
an i uport tax on sugar ot one cent a
pound. "The graduated scale of taxation," said he, "would be as follows:
refined sugar, which is polarized at 93
and upwards, and which represents
two-thirds of the total imports, would
pay the full tax. This will diminish to
a minimum of two shillings per hundred
weight on raw sugar polarized at 76.
Molasses, in which are included the
grocery syrups, consumed very largely
by the poor, pay two shillings per hundredweight, and glucose, of which a
great deal has been heard lately, and is
used in the manufacture of jams and
aerated waters, will have to b»w.r a tax
of one shilling and eight pence 1 anticipate a yield of £5,100,000 from this
tax, The West Indies will not be exempt.
"My next proposal is a novel one,
unknown in this country for 45 years.
on coal. In aiming to secure a revenue
from coai I am not sacrificing trade.
The imposition of a shilling, which is
infinitely less than the fluctuations in
price, will do no injury to the trade,
even supposing the export of coal is
checked. I am not sure that even that
result will be an evil, From this source
I expect £2,100,000, making an aggregate of £16,000,000 from new taxation.,
My final balance will be, from taxation
a revenue of £122,200,000, from non-
taxation £21,055,000, a total of £148,-
255,000. I propose to reduce the expenditure, by again suspending the
sinking fund, to £182,962,000. This
shows a deficit of £89,707,000 to which
must be added £1,259,000 for the fresh
debt I have to borrow. I must ask the
house to give me borrowing powers
considerably in excess of this deficit of
£41.000,000, In order to finance the
exchequer I ask to borrow £60,000,000
by means of consols. For obtaining
contributions from the Transvaal, Sir
David Barbour's reports are not encouraging at present. I think the house
will see that the war has brought the
country to tho verge of ruin. This
cannot longer bo ignored. Tho small
war has cost £151,000,0Q0, double the
cost of the Crimean war. There was
£67,000,000 of the unfunded debt redeemable within the next ten years. I
have tried to put bofore tho house a
true nccount of the finances at the nres*
ent time and immediato future. I have
not laid proposals before the house with
a view of getting transient popularity,
but I have endeavored to establish a
principle of contribution by tho whole
community to tho burdens of tho state."
it, for fear he'll raise the amount,and
swindle the company."
Going outside, the manager recognized his president, and amid much
laughter the order was issued.
Good Kxumple.
I know of a young man who says
he has always been helped to do the
houest thing by the remembrance of
his mother's action when taking him
for a trip with her on the cars:
He had just tossed the birthday
which excluded him from half fare,
and when the ticket agent inquired
his age the mother told it unflinchingly and paid the lull fare, although
they seemed to have little money.
But the child's admiration of his
mother's honesty wedded him to many
a kindly act of heroism in after years.
Worked Hard For It.
"You seem to have quite a sum in
your bank, Bobby,'* remarked the
"Yes," said Bobby, "ma gives me
ten cents a week for coming to the
table with clean hands and face."
"Ten cents is a good deal of money
ior a little boy to earn every week."
"Yes ma'am, but I have to do a
large amount of work tor it."
A Young PesHlmUt.
Aunt Emma—"Well, Mary, I have
not seen you for a long time I hear
that you have a little sister at your
fiouse. I suppose she cries some-
/ Little Mary-"Cries? Well, I
should say she does'. „ Why, I never
saw any one that appeared to look
on the dark side of things as she
Too Much Food.
Much of the sinking, tired and empty
feeling from which business men who
work their brains alone so often suffer
is due to the accumulation of toxins in
the system which want "working off."
Two meals a day and active exercise
are the preventives, and there is no exercise which can be got at any time and
by anybody to the extent that walking
can. But to do good it must not be
sauntering. Really "smart" walking is
what is wanted.—Hospital.
Ordinarily there is in good dynamite
moisture to the extent of J to J of 1 per
cent. A strong smell of nitric acid
around where dynamite Is stored suggests the advisability of its immediate
Good Advice
Can be given, taken and used without spoiling it. Just as good-
after using as before; and it makes no difference how manv use it,'
it is good always. The best advice we can give our customers in I
the Kootenays .is to send us their mail orders, and to be sure and see'
our new spring lines when they visit Nelson.
All watch repairing guaranteed as
we only employ proficient workmen.
Nelson, B. C.
8K2 KKKK3 K3K2K3K3K!K:K3!
[Condensed advertisements, suoh as For Sale,!
Wanted, Lost, Strayed, Stolen, Births, Deaths,
Marrkffes, Pergoiiftl, Hotels, Loi*al, Mediutl.etc,,
aro inserted when not exceeding to words for
25 cents each insertion. Each five words or less
over i.i words are tivo cento additional.]
won ter creek—ALPS,
• VLT    "
PROPERTY, North Fork Car-
_       ._..   . ALPS FRACTION,
and Al/TURUS—Crown Grants obtained.    Apply, W. J. McMILLAN & CO., Vancouver, B.C.
While the senate ooramltteo on
finance was discussing the stamp tax
on express order*., in connection with
the reduction of war taxes, Senator
Piatt discovered that several mem
ben ofthe committee were not familiar with money orders. He Invited
them to witness the operation of the
With his colleagues he went to ad
office of the United States Express
company, near the capltol, and told
the olerk he wanted a money order,
"How much ?" asked the boy.
"Five cents," replied the senator.
The boy looked at the senator and
repeated the amount.
"Yes," replied Piatt. "I am president ot this company."
Tho boy went to the manager's
office and said i
"There's a smooth looklmroruy out
side, who says he's president of the
iA/U«p*UJ),   ttUU   llftllU It V Milll    Ui^l.i-j
order, but I'm afraid t.r> let, him rmve
SEVERAL THOUSAND old newspapers, at
Thk Lewis.
Brewers ot Pine Lajrer Beer and Porter-the best in the land.   Correspondence solicited.   Address—
-  /    ■■   •■-• .-•■   R.REISTERER & CO., Nelson,B.C.
TRAINED NURSE, Is open for engagements.
Address- SLOCAN, B.O.
WHEO. MAD80N, Nelson, B. 0„ manufac-
X. tures Tents, Awnings, Horse and Wagon
Covers, and all kinds of Canvas Goods.
NELSON, B. C.      Cor. WARD k BAKER Sts.
flen Wanted
to wear
D; ricLachlan's
Hats and Ties.—Latest Shapes,
Best Makes and Quality.
New Denver, B. C.
Cigar Co.
•*_■*■■_■       0
JdL  IUM.  The most complete _ C A I T U
0jOheCjwtinei-'tofNorthjlmeri-n_Cfl L I II
ca. Situated midst s^onerym~h-r-Q"fi-n-«r
rivalled for Grandeur. Boating, n CO U II i
Fishing and Excursions. Resident Physician
and Nurse. Telegraphic communication with all
parts of the world; two mails arrive aud depart
every day. Its bathes cure all nervous and
muscular diseases; its waters heal all Kidney.
Liver and Stomach Ailmeuts. Terms: $15 to $18
per week, according to residence in hotel or
villas. The price of a round-trip ticket between
New Denver and Halcyon, obtainable all the
year round and good for SO days, is S3.35. Halcyon Springs, Arrow Lake. B. C.
AR HEYLAND, Engineor andProvincial
,   Land Surveyor.  Sandon.
P. TEKTZKL A CO., Nelson, B.C.,
Dealers in nil Drugs and Assayer*' Sup-
For prices apply to-
Wholesale Agents for B.C,
Vancouver, B.O.
Our Special
El Oondor
Jul. received.  AtvjL,rt« Stock of UdiM'and
UUm' Hboea-lateat Spring Hhepea.
at Mrs, Merkley's
iVew Denver
Hauling and Packing to Mines,
and general looal business.
Now Donvnr, It. C.
Fruit and Tfez»AC
Ornamental ■ ■ _T\
Seeds, Plants, Vines, etc.,
Extra choice stoek of Cherry,
Peach. Apricot, Plum and
ntrtpr <rnit im** Mont, f-wn*
plete stock in the Province.
100 page Catalogue free,
MO Weetmlnirter Hn»d. Vancouver, B. O.
now Mil
Hullo.      Tttm*,
I win
AaMfteatt tMlm. **ihH<* |*k*»uu
M|107iM»2tmW ttMto R.0
JR.   OAMKltON, Sandon. Manufactures
,  Clothing to order; and solicits putronage
from all classes,
Coai, Iron,
Steel, Blowers,
Water Motors,
Truax Ore Cars,
Ore Buckets,
Rails, Belting,
Packing, Wire Rope.
Tin and Sheet
Have shops in nearly all the camps and cities
of Kootenay and Boundary. They sell the
best meat obtainable and aim to give satisfaction to every customer. Try a line of their
P.   BURNS  &  CO.
Wine Co.,
Wholesalo dealers In
"Wholesale   Merolianta.
rpiTRNKH, BKKTON ft' UO., Wholesale
1 Merchant!) and Importers; Liquors, cigars
and Dry Goods. Nulsun, Vancouver. Victoria,
and London, Eni*
t) Imi-ortein, Wholesale Otocersuml Provision
ikr ~ 	
Slocan, B.C.
I.. OIIKIHTIK, _. _. ll.. Uarriiter, Ho*
. . Ildtor, Notary Public. Sandon, D. O.,
very Vrlday et SUverto.i. tr
Choice Wines
and Fragrant
Cigars   "*■
Agents for Calgary Beer.
Family ft Commercial.
_, GIUMMKTT. _. L. B„ Barrister,
_. Solicitor,Notarv Ptiblle. (tendon, B.O.
ranch Office at New Denver every Saturday
1   U headquarter! for Mining and Commercial
Reports, Examination! and Management.
Fitted with every modern
convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50
and $3 per day.
Haa had 16 yean einerlenM In dental work, and
malu*. a apeelaHy or OoM Bridie Work.
Most complete Dentil Office In B. C.
Fred. Irvine & Co.
SPIKES Irom fie to fiOc
Spring StyiesiMen
Men's Shirts
Price* $1.00 to 11.75,    We
Jait opened—Mon■ exw* ttne cxMufuu
in atripe* and checks,    W. & P. made,
have alio received new Collars, and Hosiery In itrlpoa and checks, new Underwear and Neekwear.
Men's Hats
All the latest stylet for 1301 In Derbyt and Fedoras in all tho <e_dln<r
blocks for Hprlng and Summer wear. Prices f.ora $2.50 to $5. These hats
come in all the fashionable shapes and shades-Meek, brown, un and otter. Call and inspect this line. We
are alway* willing and anxious to show Rood*,
Fred. Irvine & Co.


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