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Volume XI., Number^36.
NKW DENVER, H.C, THURSDAY, JUNE *% 1904.
Price. §2 a Year, in Advance
from tbe Cake
Four feet of galona was struck on a
claim near Poplar last week.
Mrs R. F, Green arid family removed
from Kaslo to Victoria last week.
The Nelson Tribune will become a
daily morning papes oil 'August 1st.
C. McRae is .back from Summit City,
where he found naught but granite, and
has gone up to do assessment work ou
the Hastings, on Silver mountain.
Neil Morrison passed through here
last Thursday oh his way to Poplar, via
Kaslo, wheiVhe would meet Phil McRae
arid Phil Rahal on the same journey.
Last Friday the Columbian Comedy
Go. gave their performance at the Bosun
Hall. It is a bright clean show of song,
dance and comedy, aud well worth see-
inS- . 7 ;'\-    *';  '■'
The meanest thing in the world has
been found.' It's a man. He altered
the 12 cents in a cheque to 13 cents, so
as to get the extra five cents allowed by
the bank.
T. H. Wilson has bought out John
Barclay of the firm Barclay & Wilson,
and is paying all bills and collecting a]l
accounts. In future the name of the
firm wijl bqJ^H. ^ilsoiL„ .
_^_iinha^,BJL^elegi^^
here and Slocan are to be improved
THK   VAl/UE   OF   ADVICK.
The professional man, whether lawyer, physician or engineer, necessarily
considers his knowledge as his capital,
says the Mining and Scientific Press.
He gains it at the expense of years of
study in college and by practical application and  experience   later.    Every
class in the bu^ness world expects to
pay for professional advice when they
appeal tc the lawyer or doctor, but the
mining engineer   is generally looked
upon as a generous-hearted individual
whose knowledge is at the disposal of
all who may desire it' without price, and
sometimes*,, without   thanks.'    Advice
which costs nothing is valued lightly,
but that which "comes high" is treasured
as among the good thiiurs of this world.
There are hundreds of people who do
not hesitato a moment to impose upon
the mining engineer, taking up his valuable time asking questions, a correct
answer to which may save the questioner thousands of dollars, and which
it has probably cost the ■engineer'years
of experience to learn, and still the/questioner would not "lily be surprised but
be indignant if a bill wei-oji dented for
professional advice.    Not wit hstandin^:
HAS, these poopte wouidjiottiiiiikof via-
1 NO   BLACK   HASSj FOR   Si.OC'AN.
We have received the following letter
from YV A. Gallihoi% M. P ,inreferet)co
to the stocking of Slocan Lake with
black bass:     „..'..
"' :<> Ottawa, May 26,1901.
Dear Sir:—
■«, A couple of years ago an application was made to stock Kootenay
lakes with black bass but it was decide!!
that it would not b.e, advisable to put
these fish into any lakes that had their
outlet into the Columbia river.
Professor Prince in- the Fisheries Department is opposed toit.
It is feared I hey would prey on trout.
In fact some were, shipped but strong
objection being raised they wero diver
ted to another quarter.
Yours  *ruly,
W. A Galliher.
taking lessons in the
"bv the wires being
strung
on regular
I.KTTEK   FKO.-U   FRY.
To whom it may concern. . ) ■
._ I understand from recent reports there
is much said about me having violated
the B.C. game laws a year ago If the
ollicials of New f )envi*r or any one°else
think the ends of justice demand if, let
Shelll write mo and twill meet thein in
court there as I will have ainpl'i time to
be there before the; limit of action ex
pires. .*■   ■   *,_-     .■;.'■ i '';'
•   Either do tliis or -Itfdieve me that the
cu use o f t he, t roii.1i1 cuTr^ i 11 a t e d wi th one
poles instead of on trees as at present.
A gang of men is working on the section between, Nakusp and Arrowhead,
and as soon as this is put through work
will commence here. . *   .
Wadds Bros, pitched their photo-
graphic tent near tho Newmarket on
Saturday, and did it well, for it weathered the storm, though the wind blew its
hardest. A good number of people took
thia opportunity of having tlieir visages
recorded. Mr. Wadds left, on Tuesday
for Silverton for a few days. > Go and
get your portrait taken.
A man mimed Scott lint been living
around here and Three Forks tor the
iiast six months. He lwisdone.no work,
nut, hue managed to bum along. Com
plaint having been laid against him by
lour ladies, of his calling at their homes
and annoying them, while the men folk
wero absent, Scott was arrested under
the Vagrancy Act. and C S. Rashdall,
,1 I., sent him to Nelson for 80 day*,
There wijs a considerable storm on
Sunday alt'ernoon. Capt. Stege hud
left hlH launch with skiff attached, tied
up at his lauding and having no time
for pulling it up the slip, started for
Union hav. "On rouudiny the creek,
however, lie towed the boat under, but
quickly cant l» adrift when It was got
ashore by Homo bathers near tho spot.
Quito a number of people were aero**
at the mill picnic-lug and they didn't
arrive hack till eight o'clock.
Allmomberfl of the Knlghta of Pythias,
Miners Union, and Independent Order
of Forohlersaie requeued to \h* oil baud
next Sunday, June 12th, for Memorial
Servicer. All will please bring their
badges and gather at the Pvthiau Castle
IUI) nt 1 HO p in. At 2 o'clock llu* member** wiil march in a body to the Bosun
Hall where the services will be inline
diately marled. At the conclusion of
the services the member will proceed to
the eeinetary to decorale the gravo-nof
departed members.
A filial meeting of the Celebration
ritmmitttM* wax h»*!d Wedne«day evening .lime '2nd, when a re.-oliu'lon was
imrai'ii, thanking the vImumn nnd inhabitant* lor their i<» "perm um witn the
committee In rewiring Victoria hay
•uch a decided mu*<v<*« The t*e;e*ur r
presented III* report, .slumIn_' n imUuieu
of uearlv If*) in hand, and thi-. *um it
wan decided to place in trust with two
renponMble ciiizen* to lie med toward a
-_\<*9*t*4***ft     * ai**H     *#*     *****     ■■■•-■**■*'*'*     j-**   >-«v    *****
movement fnr tb" yr ' '•' 'Ve town
New Denver «*nu eou<.'rantln'o herself on
tlie excellent wav in which thc coin*
mittoe carried out it* work, both practical and financial. Tho Improvement*
tr* thi» town tn rb»» trtet of new-iAewftilk-i
aw gt-tt, but it I* to im hoptvllhat now
tho celebration It over, the town will
not teat on Ita laurels, hot continue tho
Improvements *o well begun.
lui^TJia^erandTiskiiiglorpiWessional
advice without expecting fo pay for.it,
any more than they -\Vould expect a physician to prescribe for them without
charge. There is a class who are,willing
to pay, bur*their-Idea.-of pay is on a
basis of time at a wage rate such as
miners receive.   Five dollars is considered a reasonable fee for half an hour's
"conversation," and a hundred dollars
is extortionate, while anything more
than that is criminal.    There is another (class who expect to pay and do
pay to engineers   fees commensurate
with the value of the advice received
They have learned that it pays.   It i9
not a rare instance for mining companies
to place a successful business man, but
one without experience in mining, in
charge of their aliairs, and are surprised
to learn later that had they employed a
competent engineer to simply advise in
the noginnlng they might liavo saved
many thousands of dollars.   An instance
may he cited where a company bought
a mine and built a mill.   The mill waa
located in tho pilddle of a flat, whllo
there wero hills about within a short distance, on Any one of which the mill
might have been placed to advantage
The result waa that in a few woeks after
starting up the mill the tailings were
running iu on the mill floor, and soon
thereafter au expensive bulkhead was
constructed and  au elevator instnllfld
to lift the tailings high enough to run
away from the mill.   All oro treated iu
the mill had to he pulled up an incline
tramway to the breaker*, when the oro
might havo run In on cam from tho mine
by gravity.   These wero only a fow of
the mistaken mado by this company.
The employment oi a competent engineer at the co«t of possibly $5,000 would
have saved   this  company over >5V
OOCin tho lirst two yearsjofilts operation.
I'M* is only a single instance.   Such
mistaken are being made constantly by
companies who undervalue tha services*
of uijiiing engineers of experience.
W. HTAvnght, tvholia.s more regard for
falsehood than truth.   .'■'■■.
Very truly,
*■:"".  .        (signed)   "     M. M. Fry.
Bonners Ferry, Idaho, June 1,1901
THE   PAYNE   MKKTING.
Frost pinched the rosebuds on Tuesday night.
The Court of Revision will sit oh the
27th of June
Billy Lawson is
.art of'bauking*.'
Airthe patients in the hospital are on
a fair road to recovery.;"
Charles Hanson is confined to his
room in Poplar with an attack of fever.
Ed McLeod struck a nice showing
lastTuesdav. The assay was nearlv
S700.
John Whittier is in Sandon and will
spend the summer in B C; His home is
now in California.
The New York brewery has increased
its stock of kegs.   Its product does not
require any bonus.
,- *■■ * ■-.
Weary Willie has gone to Spokan. He
had $8, "one novel and a plug of tobacco
when he left the city of silver. *,
Tom Benton and Beit Wilhelm have
gone north with the intention of taking
up ranching land; near Port Simpson.
Sandon merchants are very indignant
M the favoritism sho.'jvn Nelson by the.
Il7""Tney siToiira  remember that
No'rthern taps Sandon and
ht.
TTT
the Great
also carries f.-'ei
The annual general meeting of the
Payne Miniug Co., was held in the
street railway chambers at Montreal,
last week, Lieut-Col, F. C. Henshaw
presiding.
It was decided to issue at once $90,000
worth of bonds to provide for further
development and pay off .certain indebt-1
edness. '
A. C. Garde, the general manager,
waa present personally and read his report of the mine.
Tho manager's report was optimistic
andcreated a very favorable impression.
Over 820,000 worth of the proposed issue
of bonds was taken up at tho meeting
and the president announced that there
would bo no difficulty in disposing of
tho remainder in view of manager
Garde's excellent report of tho present
situation nt the mino.
The following ollicers were elected:
Lieut-Col FredC. Henshaw, president;
Hon L.J. Forget, vice-president; A
W McCune, W. G iUm, V B. Malfrs,
It. Forget, Wm Hanson, and C. E. L.
Porteous, directors.
8II.VKn-LK.iD    QUOTATIONS.
The Kootenay Engineering Works in
Nelson are now making the Crawford
double rope aerial tram. Expert tram
men say it i« the best system in America, and Slocan mine-owners should see
it in operation when in Nelson A full-
sized model is set up at the Works.
BLACK  DIAMONDS.'
Black diamonds, or bort:», su'L'h as are
Juno
Silver.
5.'H
an i
55
55
Lcail.
£1110*4
£11 IUM
£11 .'Is Dd
V. A. Keith, formeily of Utah, has
been appointed the iiew-Hiipuriiue<ideui
ot the Tonopah mine, at Tonopaii, Nov.
John W. Brock, president of the company, is nt Innopnli, arranging for the
extensive work planned by the company
when thu rail Hum Ik completed
The great nickel deposit of New Caledonia was discovered bv Gamier in
l&M. Uu wan exploring New Caledonia
and observed the particularly green
color of the rockt,aud thus Investigation
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]n\e\:e\ dejir.'Uf, 1bc ^rc.;.t^1 hj Ihi:
world Tlie mineral Is aVvdwua aHlcate
of nickel and inag'*<!.<dum and waa
named tfarniante after Ha discoverer.
The Kootenay Saloon in Sandon
Ih never Miovulided by cheap lieer,
or whiskey that has lout Uh vigor.
FORJ5ALE.
Lint of Machinery stored at
Caribou (ity, on Arrow Lake,
BC, and I'riees f o.b  CP.I!   hoafaat
Caribou City
Alranv* Vti»t?o w    hriHin r\t Q*iv*rlr\r*
beer in your pocket when you go
fishing. Write lo the New York
Brewery nnd gel a ca«e.
C.wi ft <•* c-mliiff 1ft g*nm» ** tie. t*r ft.
i it" x H4* kft »!<!<« nl lHi|i!<n tVmi|»«»-
sortt inadliui Il.it..1,	
1 .Mi DouWi' XomIc IMtuii \V»ifi
Wliwl, wilhWt, lit- wlml, me., nil
ctmiittart* ■
1 Tran x Or* Car	
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■I liy," iSiUuiMliau Kat.tt ImO KSsu.a l.oiw
(Haul IMlb, Willi VtUl'mtt l>>iuiiiu,
Moplrur    t>*r   ami    Irifiml,,    with
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5«1 U" «#cl ItU tut attune ilrlll*	
kl'**)
Kt.V>
used for tho cutting edges iu diamond
drills, have of recent years advanced
materially in cost, the present marked
quotations being about §55 per karat, as
against $'25 ton years ago.   The greatly
enhanced  value   of   these   wonderful
.-.tones ib duo to two causes, first, the
greatly extennod use of tho diamond
drill; second, that the carbons are becoming seemingly scarce, the supply
being iuadequato'to the demand    Diamond drill manufacturers keep in supply upwards of several thousand dollars'
worth of borts, which aro handled with
excessive care.    The cost of drilling
would be greatly reduced wire a much
less expensive article substituted for the
diamond, but nature wan oxccedlujflv
sparing in its manufacture of tbe hard
est known  substance, diamonds and
even to the ordinary black diamond, or
bort, useless as a gem but in commercial uses   iucoinpnrablt*.   The   United
States produces no black diamonds, the
stones that we use being purchased iu
Paris or London, and   which   are  of
Biii/iliiin or .South African origin. Borte
are inas.-dvo foiin.-. nf iim diamond, inning little or no cleavage   The true bort
occurs in rounded form, m:id<< Up <»f n
confused aggregate of crystals, and is
even slightly harder than the true <fein
stone.   The ordinary t'.-te n*eA t«r drilling weigh* from one-half tooneearat,
nud in special um-h stouts running up
to six carats are iih-iI.   Thc crowns of
large drills ten inches in diameter contain at times n* high as §7,•"'»>• worth of
hurts   __
Miuh'ijt h-a.M-.K in Cornwall, England,
are uouully untitled for 21 years.   The
1,,-tstu **i*,» Hi-* tti-it ■» i- 't'nio number of
men tdinll  l«n ki'pi  uteoAHy af  \*'ork,
(irotuel [uf ilui,.-,.......-- (•• Ih- iiou^ht and
oftwi at* high pi ine.
THE   SLOCAN   MINKS.
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The Rambler shipped.40 tons" of ore
this week.       '
A rich strike on the Wakefield is reported this week.  .
A car of ore was shipped from the
Hewitt last week.
I'l ,
Judgement in American Boy and Last
Chance ease has'been'reserved.
The troubles of the Chapleau were,,
expected to be settled this week.
Goat mountain, at New* Denver, is attracting the attention of many inining
men.
Charley McNichoI and his partners
have thrown up their lease on the Port
Hope.
This week the forces at the Rambler,
Trade Dollar and Mouutaiu Cou have
been increased.
Alex. Smith returned from the east
last week, and will resume operations
on the Surprise in a few days.
'Last week the Chapleau shipped 3
tons; Enterprise, 20;* Port Hope, 5;
Payne 22; Slocau Star, 52; Ivanhoe, 25.
Jake Kelsen will put a force, to work
on the Argo. He recently purchased
Andy Grierson's interest in "that property, and is now the sole owner.
A pack train took supplies to the McAllister this week. Dave' Murphy will
likely be foreman, and the property will
work steadily for several months.
Since the lead bonus became operative,
the limit Northern railway has decided
to look -.more closely into the resources
of the Sloean. Prof. Parks has been
engageu to thoroughly examine the
mines on the south fork of Kaslo creek,
and the dry ore belt at Bear lake. If
his report'is satisfactory the K.&S
railway will be chunked to a standard
guajfu, and a spur built up the south
fork of Kaslo creek, aud a large /.ine
plant established in Kaslo. Prof Pa.ks
is uow on the ground and Uie result of
his investigation will be known in July.
**7 8o'
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liSlt
tiki
It '.tt'ltt*
Only three oY four feet of water now
remain in the lower working* of the
Klktoli mine. Crippb' t'ronk. th#» wnti«r
naving i«?i«ii towered **- leet »inru the | miver.
,.'• ,1,,,..^,.      ,umnl     «.l.S   t,UUl|ll<a*tVVll U   |M
eJtiuialed thai ii,Uij(j xalUm* per in in ute
are po»irt».jr through thn* drmiiiagf tnn-
nH at this time.
A   FIKK   THAT    MCVICIt   OOKH   OUT.
The Chequer Inn, at Slapstoue, near
0,sniotherly. must be unique aiuoiif;
Kngiish inns in one respect It houpu
of a lire that for more than a century
has never In-en allowel to no out. Tlii-
place is a quaint little building to >\ hie.'i
umiiy vttiiU'rs resort on account of il^
neVer-exiiu^iiisheil lire and the turf
cakiui U(ion in I km rlli It litis been llu-
occupation ol one lainily for over a
hundred years.
MINKItAL IM«U)l OTION OKONTAHIO
The total value of metallic mineral-
for ltKiil of Ontario was fft.IM.UOO, and
non-metalPc, $7,-»:i2,(Ul. The iiumbei
ciigaiti'd iu the production was; Metal
lie, 2,o:ni; earninvi in wages, $l,5B;Jt:tnl;
non-metallic, 7,«152; earning in wages,
*2,ni7.0l2
lu the Almaden <S|a»n) quicksilver
mines the miner cannot work more than
four and one half hours a day and cannot work nioietiimi "even or"eight days
a month without seriously injuring bin
health.
Tbe Orosh Ilrothers have been niven
the credit I -.r tht di^itivef) of the Com-
,-tocfc f.Ni'v ) lob\ who It iimlA in in."*;
found a vt'in oi i-iivt'r ore Ikilliof them
died s.».»n at.'raud Hie knowledge of the
Iimi wat* |o*.i with th»«m. Tho r*Ml
knowli-d^e nf tin* lode*, value Ante*
(loin June, 1h.V>, when away* of worn-
or>a ••lti'\vt*<l ciir-n-ftH-nt^i filitfi.. Ot *»fiM ,»*miI
Final i* a liaiuhioine annual, written,
Tlii* ni«t»arUI (* nil itt-w.aiul in i*rf««* condition, it tt bas l«*f» Motfi In rtnr MilMlnir•.  It
U offered *l from '**i I. ro *H'I of lu t»Io#.
, K. W. CUMM IK OH, Own«r.     t
lltxtar tiorton ItuiMttur, Miwttle. \V**h.
compile*!   *nd i''i«yi-?h(il   *>)
ItOWiU
ot Hfe
f^ow'crv.   It contain* much tfist
i! in tli
It.
lie
it, .-it*.'*   \-t,  \.M,, \n  .*i*rst-
aon are alive to what the people
nee<l in tin? way of Furniture.
Write them.
T.
►ay or*
west and milling camp-.
,!>'»*>»»_l  xtt  lilt,  Aim n-»    fiir   *ltl^ V*>     HOI 111
thn price of tire book. It in «*ei»t to any
•ddreitt npon receipt of •>:* centa HenA
or Aura to K. T. Lowery. New Denver
or Nel.tou THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JUNE 9, 1904.
Eleventh Year
The Ledge.
With which is amalgamated the
Sandon  Paysthkak.
fuiilishert every Thursd-i.v hi the richest silver-
luail-zinc cam|) on onrth.
Lojral iwlvortisin-r to cents a nnupnrlel lino
tirst insertion, and 3 cents a line each subsequent
insertion, Reading notices 2.5 eent8.ii line, and
commercial advertising graded in prices according to circumstances.   *
Subscription. $2 a year in advance or C-2 50 if
not so paid.
Certiticate of Improvement notices §7. Delinquent Co-owner noticos i*10.
Fellow Pilgrims: Thk LiEdok is located at
>ew Denver, B. G., and is traced to many parts
of the earth It has never been raided by the
Mertflf, snowslided by cheap silver, or subdued
by the fear of man It works for tbe trail blazer
as well ns the bay-windowed, champagne-flavored
capitalist. It aims to be on the right side of
everything, and believes that hell should be administered to the wicked hi large doses. It has
stood the test of tfme, and an ever-increasing
paystreak is proof that it is better to tell the
truthi even If the heavens do occasionally hit
our smokestack.
One of tho noblest works of creation is the man
who always pays the printer; he is sure of a
bunk in paradise, with thorn less roses for a pillow by night,*and nothing but gold to look at
by day.
Address all communications to—
THE   LEDGE,
New Denver, B. C
a pencil cross in tins square
I idicates that your subsc.rip
ti >n is due, and that tho editor
wants >nce again to look at
your collateral
Goat mountain will «ome day
lead New Denver out of the wilderness..
The seat of Government in Canada will some dav be removed from
*t
Ottawa to Winnipeg.
DON'T   KNOW    THEM.
American Girl—- We haven't been
over long,; you know. I suppose
your people always lived here?
Augustus—We came to England
with the Normans, don't you know.
American Girl—Oh, indeed, the
Normans. I'm afraid I don't know
them,
Alit   KURNEI).
Mrs. Bizzey—I notice you're
cleaning house, Mrs. Newcome, and
I was afraid you might be tempted
to throw your rubbish out on the
back lot. I just wanted to say that
we don't do that sort of thing here.
Mrs. Newcome—Eburned all our
I*
rubbish in the furnace this morning,
including an old book on "Etiquette" which I might have saved
for you.
IIK   WAS   IKISH.
~"Tnl~Uraira~Tninir"racifiF~ a
lunch for the grafters who hang
upon tho skirts of every government.     ' '
This is going to be a dry summer, and everybody should fill
their waterbarrel, and watch for
forest fires.	
The Slogan is one of the richest
camps on earth, and yet many of
the inhabitants have not tasted
champagne for several years.
The beneficial effect of the lead
bonus is partially killed by compelling the ore to be smelted in
Canada. It makes tho bonus really
only $8 a ton.
The Provincial Mineualooiht
is either 21 clairvoyant or has hobnails on his liver judging from the
way he praises the mineral resources of tins province.
People slight opportunities that
He close at h ind Within a radius
of ten miles of this ollice there is
enough of dormant mineral wealth
to keep the Japs in war money for
years to eome, ami yet once in a
while some individual will lope
into our oflice anil insinuate that
times are hard around thin camp.
Colonel Moriarity .was defending
the climate of India. "AU nonsense," he says; "there's no better
climate in the world. But there
are a lot of .young fellows who
come out to India, and they eat,
and they die, and then they write
home to their friends and tell them
that the climate has killed them.
Of course, lots of people die in India. Tell me, where they don't,
and I'll go and end my days there."
THE BIG TRIP
TO ST. LOUIS
THE
QUEEN CIGAR STORE
NELSON, B.C.
is offering with everv purchase
of
NOT   NECESSARY.
< "Twenty minutes for refreshments," bawled out the conductor,
as he passed down the platfoi-m.
The little girl with the blackberry
jam on her chin hailed him.
"You needn't stop the train on
our account," she said, timidly.
"We're going to eat ours in a carriage."
IN   THE   FAR   KAST.
"But," protested the correspondent who had been arrested on suspicion of being a spy, "I was
merely making photograph's of the
fortifications to be used in our illustrated Sunday edition."
' But the Russian officer shrugged
his shoulders.
"It may be so," he said, "but I
have always understood that the
pictures were prepared in the newspaper offices."
WAllNKl).
"And   so   this   is   dear little
Tommy?"  said the pretty young
AK   IMl'UllTANT   O.HISSIOX.
Ina sham fight which was held
in connection with a volunteer camp
lately, the invading force was led
by an officer whoso hand was bettor
suited to the plow than to the
sword.
They were marching down a
road, and on turning a sharp corner they came aeroM the enemy
lying but a short distance from
them.
"Charge!" commanded the ofii-
e?r.
-\ Si'OV si'Ulit \i'*** men «*♦ ff'H «?r>r»r»*1
hot vrtoMi thi'V h"*>\ t'ii"uet*t\ jAumA
half the diHanec. to the enemy they
ItAfml their nflHnt»»»r nhn»»!h
'"Come liaek, comeback, the hair
l»,-t«'k of ve: emm* hi<*k Ut where ve
star ltd from nml t*tart ovt-r again.
lady. "Come and sit on my lap,
won't you Tommy? There now,
let's be friends. And, oh, Tommy,
what would you think if your papa
wero to bring you a new mamma
some day—a nice, new mamma
who looked just like me?"
"I wouldn't care much," said
Tommy, "but grandma says if he
over makes such a fool of himself
as that she'll put poison in her
coffee.''	
JlttOKE   THIS    NKWS   GENTLY.
Mr, Nolan had acquired a great
reputation for tact, so when Mr.
Cassidy fell from a ladder and broke
his leg it was quickly decided by all
the workmen that Mr. Nolan should
bear the tidings to Mrs. Cassidy.
"He broke the news gradual,"
srid Air. Leahy to his wife that
night, "and by the timo sho learned
tho truth she was as ca'm as a
clock, they say. Oh, he's the great
man, is Timothy Nolan 1"
"How did ho do it?" asked Mrs.
Leahy, impatiently.
"Like thia," B»id Mr. Nolan's
admirer. "He wint to the house
aud rang the bell, and ho my*,
'Thin Dinnls is not dead, Mrs.
Cassidv, or you'd niver be so gay
look i ti V
" 'Dead!' she screeches. 'Who
said he was dead?'
" 'Thin it's not thrue he's near
SCOTTY   AND    THE   CABBY.
It was about 1.30 when Archibald McAllister arrived at Euston
station, and he found that the train
he was-to catch for Portsmouth did
not leave London till four o'clock.
To see as many of the "sights" of
the great city as possible in the
limited time was his earnest desire,
but the hair„raismg__stories hahad
25 cts.
one chance on a ticket to, the
World's Fair. The tickets have
a coupon .attached, which is
placed in.a.sealed box until the
15th of July, . 1904, when the
drawing- takes place. The manlier of drawing shall be decided
by a committee. The chance of
a lifetime for a cheap trip.
People at a distance can send orders by mail
They count just the same.   Address all letters
to flcNICHOLL   &   SMYTH, NELSON.
MAINLAND and
BRITISH LION
CIGARS ^ The
air ofB. C. is per°
fumed by their
aroma <** <h* <**
P. BURNS & CO.
Have fresh meat every
day at Sandon, and in
all the shops operated
by them in British.
Columbia. No contract too large for this
firm. Armies and
railroads supplied on
short   notice.
Ki CS EX3 Cg5 M
HOTEL ^sLoC AN
* Is the Leading Hotel of
THREE    FORKS.
—DRINKS  ALWAYS  READY—
HUGH NIVEN, Proprietor
ATLANTIC
Steamship Tickets
To and from European poinds via Canadian
and Amerlp.au Hues.   Apply for sailing datos,,
rates, tickets and full information to any C. P.
Ry. agent or— , ■• ' ■   '•   '   .
G.B.GARRETT.
C. P. R. Agent, New Denver.
W. P. F. Cummings, Q. S. S. Airt., .Winnipeg.
NEW DENVER, B.C
St. James Hotel
Is a haven for all mountaineers when, in the
city. The meals are free-milling, and the
bracers in the bar just as fine as the dew
that dampens the hills in the early morn. Tie
your automobile to the St. James when
steam into the Lucerne, and then assay
wet goods.'
A. JACOBSON, Proprietor.
you
tho
heard in Tumtochy about London
cabmen's,charges had not been lost
upon him. After a moment's
thought, however, he hailed a hansom.
"I'm a stranger here ye ken," he
said to the driver, "but can ye
drive me to Waterloo station in
time to catch tho 4 o'clock train ?"
With a little reflection cabby
said he thought he might manage
it, and by driving devious ways he
managed to make that twenty minutes' journey last two hours and a
half. Arrived at Waterloo, Archibald fastened upon a railway policeman.
"Can you tell me tho fare from
Euston?"
"One and six," said the company's guardian.
"Verry well," said Archie
"Here's a bawbee fer yerself, ma
mon, and wull yo kindly settle wi'
the cabman while a body teks his
ticket."	
A   MODICL    SKIIVANT.
Miss Ida M. Tarbcll, the writer,
was talking nt her homo in New
York about servants.
"1 havo been reading," sho said,
"John Forater'a 'Life of Dickens,'
and tho book has reminded me of
Mr. Forster's body servant, Henry.
Dickens described Henry during
his last visit to America.
"The man, it seems, was devoted
to his master. From one year'B
end to the other he never needed a
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That assayshigh in artistic merit, quickly
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Address
THE LEDGE
le
reprimand.
to flyin* wid the smallpox either,') "It wiw therefore surprising ono
wiid Timothy Nolan, 'or you'd niver night, when F'orsU'r was entertain-
lie lookin' ho amazed.' j ing several writer* to dinner, to we
••'Smallpox!'shoerles.    'ir-mhethe «cr-npulou« Henry make error
got the smallpox, Timmy Nolan,:after error.    He upset a plate ofj
and been tuk to the hospital widout \ «oup, and Forster uttered a cry of!
alarm. He forgot to nerve the sauce!
for the tinh,  and  bin mauler wiid,
Is  one  of  the
Hotels in theso mountains where the stranger feels
at home. Tho landlord has a smile for every guest,
and tho creature comforts of tho Hotel aro unsurpassed in tho Silver City. The meals are tree from
lead, the beds from bugs, while the fluids on the bar
produce a reasonable amount of exhilaration without
tt disastrous result in the inoriiiiig.
W* fleorgt Clarke
9-^,
<*9f
<*
**^-
Sandon.
1 mid
tout?.
me sayin' goodbye to him?"
u '.Sine,  an'   he has not,
Tiiivuv, Nobn iit a tomlorfin'
«!**<•  lit.!."  tlfl*   I.A   I,.., 1.,*. ,**,   t   ,,. 1   .   .
j I'm lint ahead ui'l tin- uiui*/
I    " *ItVy<yii th'«t**«. *.i  fhrtif* fr'jinl,
jttu' you've  lifu-il  1* bif; Iuul irom
'we hertr-rt.' *ni«l  Mr**  fn*.**'*,}** >,.-.»«
Indie gaw ii  wat-rum shake to hts
•Why Henry 1'   A (together he mute
m 1 >*,,   f * 9 wattm t* >t, *     •• ■•*»-. ■;.   #*■*   *<*   *.**+,*    .   •*,- 9*9   4
:n.
A
,AJ.
I'vi* forgotten to order ye fix lay* hrtmliuid wint l«K-k to 5w?rw/ishinV
onets."—London Tit-IJit*. ' — Youth's Companion.
"Wlifii, ul the uml he had ml the
pii-il ami 'iiahiutA -mt the tsMi-,
Henry leaned over   Forster's chair
***i*il vilA in  1   trnmiilniM y"'*'""
*' 'i'lease, sir,
now?   My
van you spare me
house has beeu on fire t
for the last two hours.
i u
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THE
AUDITORIUM
Of the Miner's Union Block
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ANTHONY   SHILLAND
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SANDON, B. C.
11 Interior vl«w. Seating r«r«clty Site, mod*
[ mi Mam *p|ilUnce»; furnace titialrd thr«»u«h<»ul: |«pukti jii to draw from, 1,40*1, Eleventh Year
THE LEDGHB, NEW DENVER, B.C., JUNE 9, 1904.
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D^nS the CTW War.
REBECCA HARDING DAVIS, in
an article in the Saturday7 Evening
Post, on incidents in the lives of
non-combatants in   the border States
during the civil war, says:. v
"Living on the border, your farm was
a waste, all your horses or cows seized
by one army or the other, or your shop
or manufactory was closed, your trade
ruined. You had no money; you drank
roasted parsnips for breakfast; and ate
only potatoes for dinner. Your nearest
kinsfolk and friends passed you on the
street silent and scowling: if you said
what you thought you were liable to be
dragged to the county jail and left
therefor mouths. The" subject of the
war "was never broached in your home,
where opinions differed; but, ono morn-
tug, the boys were .missing No one
said a word, but one grey head waB
bent, and tho happy light died out of
the old eyes aad never came to them
again. Bolowal^the squalor and discomfort was the agony of suspense or
the certainty of death. But the parsnip coffee and the empty purse certainly
did give a sting to the great overwhelming misery, like gnats tormenting a
wounded man.
"Absurd things happened sometimes
and gave us the relief of a laugh.
'•Two of my girl friends, forinstanee,
had a queer experience. Thoy lived on
a plantation near Winchester Theineh*
of the family were in the Southern
army when, that town first was taken
by tiie Federal troops. Word was sent
to Uniir mother that two Union officers,
'.would, that evening be quartered on her.
The girls, in a pani^, with an old hoiiBe
servant put all their jewelry, table sil-
• wr, and napery into boxes which they
bi'iriud in the barnyard. The supper-
: table was laid with coarse yellow linen,
dn ft, and two-pronged iron forks
brought from the kitchen. 'The Yankee thieves,' they boasted, 'should lind
nothing to ateal.'
"What was their dismay, when supper wns served and the guests appeared;
io meet two men with whom they had
danced and flirted the summer away at
Saratoga!
" 'What could we do?' tearfully they
said afterward; 'the silver was buried
d«ep in the barnyard. We could not
tell them Ave had hid it expecting them
to pocket the spoons. For two weeks
they were with us, and went away, no
doubt, to say that all the old families of
the South ate on kitchenware with iron
forks'
" There was, too, many a laugh in the
preparation oftroops for action.   Regi
ments of men who never had fired a gun
were comnvinded by men who never
had-handled a sword. Fiwmeys, clerks,
dentists, and shopkeepers today—presto,
to-morrow, soldiers! Many a new made
officer Bat.up half the night to learn the
orders he must give jn the morning
One gallant old officer told me,'When
I went out to drill my men I always had
the orders written on my shirt-cuff.' Be
ing near-sighted, he actually, at Cul-
"  regiment in a
men standing
peper, led the
charge, leaving hia own
idle
"The newiy made surgeon of a new
ly-made regiment came to bid us goodbye before going to the field. 'Yes,'he
said, exultantly, 'we're off to the front
to-morrow. My mon are ready. I've
vaccinated all of them, and given every
man a box of liver pills.'
"Yet with all this fever of preparation in our town we never quite believed
that there was war until, one day, a
rough, wooden box was sent down from
the mountains. A young officer had
been killed by a sharpshooter, and his
body was forwarded that it might be
cared for and sent, to his friends He
was a very handsome boy, and the men
in the town went to look at him and at
the little purple spot pn his white breast,
and came away dull and sick at heart.
They did not ask whether he had been
loyal or a rebel.
"'He was so young! Hemight'have
done so much!' they said. 'But this is
war—war!'
"I remember that in that same year I
crossed the Pennsylvan mountains coming to Philadelphia. It was a dull, sunless day. Tho train halted at a little
way-station among the hills Nobody
was irt sight but a poor, thin country
girl in a faded calico gown and sun-bonnet She stood alone on the platform,
waiting. A child was playing beside
her.
"When we stopped the men took out
from the freight car a rough, unplaned
pine box and laid it down, baring their
heads for a minute. Then the train
steamed aAvay. She sat down on the
ground and put her hands around the
box and leaned her head on it. The
child went on nlaying. So we left her.
I never have seen so dramatic or signif-
cant a figure.
"When we hear of thousands of men
killed in battle it means nothing to us.
We forget it in an hour. It is these little things that come home to us When
we remember them we say:
" 'That id war—war!'»'».
CONTBOL.I.ING   THE   SALE.
There is a new movement in England,
in the direction of temperance. The
fanaticism which distinguishes the Canadian prohibitionist does not influence
the English) people who have sensible
and practical views on the subject of
temperance. ? Onr esteemed contemporary Saturday Night slates that in England there is a strong temperance' organization with a pious and nolile lord
at the head of it and a number of. clergy-
men on the committer, of management
and people, instead of advocating prohibition are gathering money and buying public houses placing iii charge of
them men who while selling liquor will
utterly discountenance dmnkeness.
That is a sensible plan to promote
temperance, and no doubt will have its
influence on the English people. Prohibition would not promote temperance.
To prohibit a man from taking his glass
of beer with his dinner, or a glass of
hot trrog in winter at bed time, would
greatly promote secret drinkinsr, and
lead to the establishment of secret
drinking dens. What is needed is temperance not prohibition, and temperance is best promoted by such means
as those proposed in England.
Filbert Hotel
'BENNETT & MURPHY, Proprietors
The Filbert is now the best hotel in the Sloean.      The Dining Room is
conducted on strictly first-class principles.    The rooms are
large, comfortable and properly taken care of.
Electric Light, Hot Air, Modern Plumbing, Everything
'•■„.■' Up-to-Date.
We Set the Best Meal in Sandon
Meals 50c.       Tickets $7.       Main St., Sandon.
| The Strathcona Hotel S~*
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Three
ranging
Address
Denver.
Hotels for sale, at price
from $8,000 to $50,000.
— R.   T.   Lowery,    New
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In Nelson, B.C., is the Headquarters for 5
Tourists doing Southern British Columbia. 4*
 Write or wire for terms or rooms—
B.   TOMKINS.   Manager.
L.
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T, G.
REAL ESTATE, MINING AND INSURANCE AGENT.
Corner Ward and Baker streets. NELSON,
B.C.
Order  your  Spring  Suit now.
Natty Suitings now arriving.
F. F. Liebscher.
Silverton's Boss Tailor
GET YOUR
SUMMER   SHAVES
Frora ED ANGRIGNON'S
Brick Block    New Denver
Manager of BOSUN HALL. ,s
TO RANCHERS AND FRUIT GROWERS.—I have for sale
several hundred acres of the finest fruit and ranch lands in the
Kootenay, situated at the head of Crawford Bay, subdivided into 40
and 80 acre lots ; also an Improved Ranch. Laud can be cleared for
$15 per acre. There is a good hotel, steamboat landing and wagon
road through the property. Price from $7.00 to 12.00 per acre. Easy
terms.    Room for twenty or more settlers.
Also good Grazing and mixed Farming Lauds, belonging to the
Kootenay Valley's Company, Limited, situated in East Kootenay.
Prices from $3.00 to 7.00 per acre.   Terms 5 years, 1-6 cash.
SlngWs oF War.  ■*
I The
S3SSSS&8SSSS «S39 P<%Zlf^%,iSi<&>mZ>B%
M
sTx MONG the things which seem to
J~\ have struck Henry Norman the
mo A during his recent stay at St.
Petersburg was the glimpse ho was'allowed to "obtain of the war chest of
Russia, which dispelled in his mind all
doubts as to ihe financial ability of the
Russian Government to prosecute tho
present conflict for a considerable time
to come, independently of tho assistance
of tho foreign money m.irkots The
Russian war fund amounts, it ia said in
Russia, at tho present moment to 8-J00,.
000,000 in gold,an estimate which by some
is thought to be exaggerated But
even if thia wore the. case there Is no
doubt that it exceeds under any clrcum-
Btance< $350,000,000, the tremendous
monetary loss sustained by the absence
of uny returns from this vast pile of Hd
in the shape of interest being mure than
coinpoiiKnted for by the assurance which
its presence lu the treasury gives to ihe
Muscovite Government in crises audi
as ihe one to which the Russian Empire
is now being subjected,
But in addition to thin war chest, con.
corning tho existence of which no concealment is made, the Czir cnu inn
moment of great emergency draw upon
a still more gigantic fund, of which lit
tie is known, esjuxialSy abroad    It Ih
known ns tho  '•Holy   Gold   Kunii oi
Russia," awl haB been ainasruil hyyearf
aud \eurs of collecliiuiu from the. oitho
dox faithful in all portions of tho admin
litrntion of the landed estates the milieu
and enterprises of one kind aim bnt be
longing to the   churches  nnd to the
monasteries.
In no country in the world are people
no generous ,lu their donations to tlie
Church as in Hussiu Thn woeklv offering never toil*. U in contributed by the
C/.ar, bv every noble, every ollleor and
whiter and liy every Individual, uo
waiter of what class, from tPrince to
inoujik. On the groat ft a*t day* a great
cloth is «proAt! near the altar in church
and there rich and poor limp up gold,
silver, paper money, jewels, kopeck*,
pi'arli, ikons studded with gems, nil
their most cherished treasures, until
the cloth incompletely hidden.   On such
t,,..tU4r*1.-t tin tltnnn ihr*    pucoto »*»t»    vtuM In
'. netteeA. mania tor «mrr*nd«rl!ijr their
wealth to the Church, and as they are
tho most ardent, religion* and excitable
peoplo on the Iaw of the earth, capccI
ally the masses, their generosity in un-
(wooded.
')'"«« oxpeininure oi tnw umtcri num
not absorb • half, probahly not even a
third, of its revenue derived from all
these sources which I have just Indicated.
The remainder goes to swell the Holy
Oold Fund of which the Kmperor la the
ehlef mstrxlhtn in his double capacity of
temporal ruler and supiemo pontiff of
tho Church. Ever since the burning of
Moscow during the Napoleonic war,
that is to say, for nearly a hundred years,
the accumulation of* this secret holy
fund has been going on. The growth of
the wealth of the Church and the development of gold miniug have combined
to pile up the increment. A quarter of
u century ago it was estimated to
amount to a eum in j-rold as laruc as the
national debt of tho United States at tho
close of the civil war. n,nnely: $2,000,-
000,000, and it is a well known fact that
neither in 1877, during the war between
Russia and Turkey, nor yet during the
Crimean war, when Russia was confronted by a coalition comprising Great
Britain, France, Turkey and Italy, was
a rouble of tho holy fund touched to
meet the expenses.
Aud so it will bo during tho present
war with Japan. Russia before she
even touches her war chest will exhaust
bv every available means her capacity
for borrowing money abroad. Not until
t '0 foreign money 'market* shut down
hard and fawt against her will Emperor
Nicholas permit any we to he mnde of
the gold in the wnr chest, and it is only
when lhat hns heen drained to its last
dregs, and when Russia is called upon
to li^hi for her wry existaiice as a nation, that the Hiiv Gold fund of Russia
will in- p»-o<!ahhmI by Emperor Nicholas
a« available—Imt not until then.
Compared to the«e  tremendous resources nt the disposal of the Russian
Emperor, tho«o of Germany, which has
a   war client in  the ko called Julius
Tower, In tho fortress of Spandaii, near
l*»»rlln, estimate I at tiOttyJUo.u^seeui
small    In the ense of Germany, them*
figures are of course onlv approximate;
for the hoarding of gold in the fortress
of Spandaii hm b««ij go'ng on for a
long time, all thut is known with any
d"grwi( mt'tintylhi'lng ultat a !str*e
proportion of the wnr Indemnity exwe-
ted by Hisinark from the French jit the
close of the war of 1870 went lo hwoII
the war chest at Spundan.
Franco I* credited with a war fund of
WJo.OUO.OOa In pld, while Emperor
Francis Jn*m»h li«« mvnltohb* f*>r tbt*
same purpose million to the amount nf
«tau,vAjo,vMJ* m iim cunMUniy oi the Auhiio
Huiigaiiaii Hank. Italy, too, ha* her
wrar the*t, and the only iwo g»r«*l
powers that have no roiular war fund
are the United Stales nnu England
Grand hold
IN POPLAR,
is the home for all
Slocan people visiting the great gold
camp. Tasty meals,
fine liquors and soft
beds make it a pleasant; home for
travellers.
]<Kob$ott $ Anderson, Props.
A SHAVE,
SHAMPOO
OR   BATH
ALWAYS
READY
AT
NEWMARKET HOTEL
Charley Gale's, sandon.
SANDON CHOP HOUSE*
Meals at all hours.
Manilla and Kamloops Cigars for sale.
G. II  MUKHARD.
The Lucerne of America is slowly
coming to the notice of the world
as an ideal summer and winter
resort. Tho scenery and the fishing around and in the Slocan is the
finest on the continent, and will
yet ho a great source of wealth to
the country. Tourists and Travellers will find tho Newmarket Hotel
in New Denver just the proper
place to stop at. Rooms reserved
by telegraph.
'-^■sff'i'ffSi
THE
Commercial Hotel
LARDO
Ih the home of all Slocan peoplo
traveling  to  and    from   Poplar.
Heals always Ready
McLachlan Bros., Props.
HENRY STEGE, Proprietor.
NEW DENVER, B.C.
I PILGRIMS
Every foot in thin country needs
ahoot orwlioe. Tho Royal Shoe
Store, on Baker street, in Nelson,
enn furninh any kind of footwear
thai is required.
TO DRY PEOPLE
Ihe IvxetmnK*' Hotel in KftHio ih
like an <mis in an Egyptian desert.
Slocan folkn flock to it like hees
to a flower garden.
ALLEN  & PALMER
DISPENSERS
Somk motitlm ago I isKiud a publication called ♦•FLOAT" nt the
greatest exprnne ever incurred for the »ii»gle hmw ut any publication in
Kootenay. The work contain", in addition to over *>0 illustrations.
full page and otherwise, several Htoriew by different writer*, and wketehen
of my own upon things that have occurred in the various eamjn* of tin"
Sloean. Life in the cent belt in depleted in nil the nombre jdmdo of the
«ffet« but Sunday School east. Taken altogether a SI would not Im; im
much to charge tor men a work, out i ^nipped wvural carload* nt
oOucnttt, and tttill lind lhat i havo xovwai thouwuid lelt. in order to
auniat the world, and spread sunHhino over many a dark path I will,
until further notice, nell ••FLOAT" at 25 centw, three copies for f»0
cent*, or neven copies for ft dollar, post free nnywher«\ TouriM
'ttPiMM-iftliiuiiiii hiiuuiu wii-ij iii. w nsti * r.uinih *s,i lltti-i, uiiieih ean»i.ii»i i»*ai
their distant friends to a copy. Shoot your orders in the most con*
venient collateral and address them—
»»D'n"r R. T. LOWERY *'"»"•BC-
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mn THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JXJNE 9, 1904.
Eleventh Year
EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY INSURANCE
IS WRITTEN BY THE
MARYLAND   CASUALTY   COMPANY
AT LOWER RATES
than by any other Liability Company in B.C.
For Particulars Write—
ncDermid & flcHardy,
NELSON, - .        —
Agents for East and
West Kootenay
|»iMi»mannn m«»«s—|
I 'S^nns oF rtppWQdQt   •
THE   "WHITE   PLAGUE.
B.C.
FRANK   FLETCHER
Provincial Land Surveyor
Lands and Mineral ClaimsSurveyed
and Crown Granted.
PO. Box 515.1.        Oflicu: Kootenay St., Nelson
GET
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FOR
SHOES
..nOUNTAIN CLIHBINQ.
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KOTBJLjS.
rpHK KING'S HOTKL in Ferguson is a olieer-
1 ful home for all travelers to the Lardeau.
FitANK UARBER, Proprietor.
TREMONT HOUSE, NELSON European
and American plan. JMeals, -5 cents. Rooms
from2'Cup to 31. Only white help employed.
Nothing yellow about the place *xcept the uold
in the,safe' MALONE & TREGILLUS.
BARTLETT;HOUSE, formerly the Clark
is the"best .91 a day hotel in Nelson. Only
white help employed. G, VV. BARTLETT
■proprietor.
BUY
SUMMEK
SUIT OF CLOTHES
FROM
J. R. Cameron
——SANDON—-
Oldest Tailor in the Slogan
OUR STOCK OF
SILVER  KING   HOTEL, Baker St.,
Nelson. B O.   THE   DOL-
HOUSK.
'PHE
1   near Ward St
LAR   A   DAY
-TUIK HOTEL F'ERGUSON is the home of
1 Slocan people when they are in Ferguson.
MCDONNEL &. BLaCK. Proprietors.
ItRlTTANNIA   HOTKL is the oldest ami the best inthe Lard').   Gold seekers
always welvo'me,      ULVIN BROS.
rriHK
■A.   est
Is the largest in the
Slocan. Ladies out
town should wr*te for
samples or prices.
W. R. MEGAW,   sandonb.c.
, Envelopes were first used in 1839.
Telescopes were invented in 1590.
Iron horseahoes were made in 481.
A barrel of flour weig-hs 196 pounds.
A rifle ball moves 1,000 miles per hour.
A hand (horsemeasure) is four inches
Assassination of Lincoln, April 14,
1865/     {
First steamer crossed the Atlantic,
1819.
German empire re established, Jan.
18,J1871.
Dark Ages, from the 6th to the 14th
century.
The great London fire occurred Sept.
26,1666.
Storm clouds move thirty six miles
an hour.
First subscription librarv, Philadelphia, 1731.
The Xatin tongue hecame 'obsolete
about 580
CorK is the bark taken from a species
of oak tree.
Tlie value of a ton of pure gold is
$609,799.21.
Ether was first used for surgical purposes in 1844.
Ignatius Loyola fouudod the order of
Jesuits iu 1541.
• First authentic use of ;organ, 775; in
England 951.
The first  newspaper advertisement
appeared in 1652.
Glass: windows (colored)  were used
in the 8th century.
Benjamin   Franklin   used  thii   first
rods,.1752.
lightiu
CURIOSITIES    OP .NATURE.
WATCHES.
T    il.    MKLVIX,
•J .   Kxpert Wateh
Manufacturing Jeweller.
Expert WatMj Repairer, Diamond Seter,
and Enjjraver. Manufactures Chains. Locke's
.md RiiiiH Workmanship guaranteed equal to
any in Canada, orders by mall solicited. Box
-'40, Sandon. * \
^50iQl©sale~,i4L©«el3.a4ats.
STABKKY & CO.,  WHOLESALE DEAL-
ers in Butter. Eggs, Cheese. Produce and
Fruit, Nelson; B. C.
HENRY'S NURSER
New Crop Home Grown
and Imported Garden, Field
and Flower Seeds,
FRUIT & ORNAMENTAL TREES
ROSES, RHODODENDRONS, BULBS
.    FOR SPR1N i i'LANTING.
BEE HIVES AHD SUPPLIES
FERTILIZERS, FRUIT PACKAGES,
Eastern Prices or less. White Labor.
Catalogue Free,.
__x M. J. BENMX*._
3009 AVestmlnsteFEoad. Vancouver, B. C
WHITE LABOR ONLY
There has been discovered in the
wilds of northwestern Idaho a species of
the acacia tree which ie entitled to be
classed as Que of the wonders of plant
life.   It grows to the, height* of about
1}  FKKOUSON & CO .
lh.   sale deolers in Wines
Agents for Pabst beer.
Nelson, B.C.   Whole-
Liquors and cigars.
LiESGhAXj.
MI*. OIUMMKTT, I,. L.
B., Barrister,
.,A, jDJIoitor. Notary Public. Sandon, B. C
Branch Office at New Denver every Saturday.
Insurance 8s R*eal Elstate
■■.■l.—— ■■!■   IMI———— -ll.        II    ■ ■      I        - ■III! I —-..I    I......  ■.H.III..I..
pirowrsos, mitoukt.t, <t ca.   Firo
1   Insurance AijenR    Dealers In Real EhUUc
Miiilnjr Proiiertle*.   Houses to rent and Town
Lots for Sale.
KTOTA.K.Y PXJBIjIO.
n H. UA^HOAI.T., New Denver, B. 0„
NOTARY PUWJO.
GKNKRAL  AGENT
Real Krttato nnd Mineral Claims forSalo CUIms
riiprwmturi mul Orown Graulwl.
3DR,A."STINa.
I) %M*rA ANOIUOSOV, Ww D«'nwr   Gen
I    eral Draymmi and dealer in coul. wood «nd
water.
DHIKfTISTH.'S*.
OR, MILLOY.
flu lud 17 yeiM tixiwrUmcM In t:
ROSSLAND,
B.O,
denial work, and
mult** a KiMH'luity of Oold HrMp* Work.   Vi»U
made to the Klocari ro-srulnrly.
Oeneral   Store.
f   T. KKM/V.   THURK   KOUKR, dealer In
»lt  Orocwrlwt, Dry (Iim-mI*. Kic.
SHJORICT SOOIHTIES
World's  Fair
Excursion Rates
Nelson  Slocan City Nakusp
Rosebery    NewDenver
TO
St. Louis $60    Chicago $65
Toronto $8T.35 Montreal $98
Halifax $121.80
New York $101
Three Month's Limit.
DATES OF SALE.
June 7,10,17, and 18.
July 1, 2, and 3
AiiffiiHt 8, f), and 10.
September 6, fl, and 7.
Low Excursion Fares
For all eastern point* will also be quoted
trning via Port Arthur all rail or lake
route, returning name or via Chi-Jft^o
and St. Louie.
For full particulars apply to lorn! agents
eight feet, and when full grown closes
its leaves together in coils each clay at
sunset and curls its twiga in the shape
of pigtails. After tho tree has settled
itself thus lor a night's sleep, if touched
the whole thin"- will flutter as if agitated or:'impatient at being' disturbed
The oftener. the ..foliate is disturbed the
more violent becomes the shaking-of the
branches, and at length the tree emits a
nauseating- odor, which, jf inhaled for a
few moments, causes a violent, dizzy
headache.
The angry tree, as it has been named,
was discovered by travellers, who, upon
makiug'camp for the night, placed one
end of a canvas covering over one of
the sensitive   bushes,   using it for a
support    Immediately the tree began
to sharply jerk its branches.   The mo
tion-continu€dr"growiiig™inore~iiervouS7
until at last the sickening odor which it
gave out drove the tired campers to a
more friendly   location.   Curiosity  of
course, prompted an investigation  One
of the angry trees   was dug up aud
thrown to one side.   Immediately upon
being removed from the grounl the tree
opened its leaves, its twigs, lost their
pigtails, and for something over an hour
and  a   half   the   outraged   branches
showed their indignation by a series of
quakings,   which   grew   weaker   and
weaker as time passed, finally ceasing
altogether, when the foliage hung limp
and withered.   Tho next morning the
tree was placed upright inthe ground
again, a little water was applied to the
roots, and very soon it resumed its normal condition.—Toronto Globe.
A Sanitarium, in which those afflicted
with consumption can be cared for, may
be estaolished at Ashcroft very shortly.
Dr.C. J. Fagan, of Victoria, Provincial
Medical  Health  Officer, returned  on
Sunday from Ottawa, and reports that
he was favored with a donation of $5,000
from Sir Thomas Shaughnessy president
of the C.P.R. on behalf of that company,
and a promise from the same gentleman
that the company would contribute another §5,000 if the amount were required.
In addition^ Dr. Fagan said, he expected that the Dominion government will
make a grant in aid of this institution.
Tf this latter is done, the construction of
the building wiil proceed immediately.
Whon the'sanitarium was first talked
of, Kamloops was the place suggested
at which it would be built, but the people of that town objected.   No site Ayas
decided upon, ahd since then Mr John
Shields, president of the Ashcroft Power
and Light company, has made an offer
of 10 acres of land ro the government.
The company has 1,000 acres or more,
and will give free water and electric
light for a period of five years, and after
tliat at cost.   If the necessary funds are
secured,, which is altogether probable,
this offer of Mr. Shields--may settle the
site at Ashcroft.
CAMELS   IX   'ItltlTtSH   COLUMBIA.
Senator Kokl was one of the pioneers
of the Cariboo Distiict, and has many
interesting talcs of hi* early experieuces
in the Great. W«Kt.'  Oi:e of his stories
has to do with the survey of the telegraph line which it was proposed to build
across Siberia rhe Behring straits, Alaska, and.down* liVit'ish Columbia before
the Atlantic, cable became an accomplished fact.   It was believed by the projectors of the Siberian American line
that a submarine cable would prove un
workable over such a vast distance as
that between Valentia and Newfoundland.     Consequently   survey   parties
were sent out by the. Americans interested in the rival lino, Siberia was visited by one party, and another explored
the British Columbia mines    The problem of transporting supplies in the lat
ter district was a difficult one, as horses
wej-e found unsatisfactory.   It was not
until a number of Siberian camels wero
. imported that the surveyors could go
any distance from.civilization.   The Siberian camel is a'capital beast of burden,   and the twenty-odd brought to
British Columbia are very satisfactory.
When the surveys on the tAvo continents
were almost completed word came that
the newly-laid Atlantic cable was working excellently.  The surveying parties
were recalled", and^the  plan to rival
Cyrus Field's cable was abandoned, t'he
camels, being useless,were liberated,and
for years, Senator Reid says, were a
nuisance   in   Cariboo.   The   work of
transporting supplies into tho interior
was done by pack-trains of horses, and
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS
SATISFACTION Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenay District. Where located: On
Silver mountain near the Hartney mine.
TAKE NOTICE That I, Wm, S.Drewery,
*> acting as agent for Alfred J. Marks, Free
Miner's Certificate No. B.. 80,G09, intend,
sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate
m Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such CertifioatE of Improvements.
Dated this 2lst day of April, 1904.
NOTICE.
that, sixty
Honor-
days
NOTICE is hereby piven
- after date I intend to apply. to the
able the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase for agricultural purposes the following described tract'of
land: Commencing at a post marked "A. 11- F.,
S. W. corner" and-situated about 800 feet northerly from tlie shipyard at Rosebery aud adjoining R. N. Cook's pre-emption thence north 40
chains, thence east 40 chains, thence south 40
chains,'thence wtfet 40 chains to point of commencement; containing 160 aures.
■•',     A. R. FINGLAND.
Dated April 5th, 1904, '
NOTICE.
TO DELINQUENT CO-OWNERS.
To G. F. COl'KLAXD, deceased, or to whom his
Intemllias been transferred in the Morning
Star mineral cl»im, situated on Goat moun-
„ tain,Slocun MiningDivl8ioii,_\Vest Kootenay.
VOU are hereby notified that I have expended
1 $710.ix>in labor and .improvements on the
above mentioned mineral claim under tho provisions of the Mineral Act, and if, within godays
from tiie (lute of this notiee you fail or refuse to
contribute your proportion of the abov« mentioned sum, which h now due, together with all
costs of advertising, your interest in the said claim
Avill becomo the jiroperty of the undersigned
under Section 4 of the "Mineial Act Amendment
Act WuO."        *
JOHN   CAROLAN.
New Denver, B. C, April 1, 1901.
NOTICE.
N
many—a—valuable—-belk-rnare-Qr-paek-
hbree,'coming suddenly on one ofthe
straying camels as it was going along a
mountain road, bolted over the precipice. The camels tilled the horses with
such deadly fear that they became absolutely unmanageable. Consequently,
the owners of pack-trains ordered their
packers to shoot tho camels whenever
encountered. It was several years, how^
ever, before tho last of the Asiatic visitors was killed.
OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that SO days
aft.r date we intend to apply to the Chief
Commifsioner of Lands and Works for a special
licence to cut and carry away timber from the
following'''''escribed tracts of (land, situated in
West kootenav district:
FIRST LOCATION.
Commencing at a post planted on the second
west fork of Wilson creek and about -J miles from
the main creek, marked A. K., S. E. v., th,.nee
\vest 40 chains theieo north 160 chain?, thence
east, 40 chains, theilce south ItiO chains to point,
o'f commencement.
A. KENNEY.
Located the 17th day of April, 19 ii.
SECOND LOCATION.
Commencing at a *>ost planted on the seeoi/d
west fork of Wilson creek irmrked J..J.C. S.W.C.,
thence north 40 chains, theme oast 100 chains,
thence south 40 chains, thence west i60 chains to
point of commencement.
J  J. CALLAHAN.
Located the 17th day of April. W04. ,
RELIABLE ASSAYS
l4,^Xi=
Gatdu ^^^^9^J.-JfiJ J3oLl:AiiiLSilYjyu4!jifi—■
Lead.;....;; ":  ,75lGold.silv,r,topp'r 1.50
Satnples by mall receive prompt attention.
Gold and Silver Refined and Bought
OGDEN ASSAY CO,
1785 Ami *!»<"?
Dimvw, Col«>.
Stop at The Queen's Hotel in
Trout Lake City.
At Stockton, Utah, tho Honerine
drainage tunnel has been driven to more
than 6,000 feet from the portal, and work
still progresses in this great enterprise.
OH.VKIt 4JITV I.OHOR NO. IIII, I.O.O.F.
H Hnnil'iii. II.C. Mating* In tlio Union Hall
even Friday evening at 7-.10 'VMtliar Urcllin-n
cordially liuti.il t>« ml nd .1. lv Lovhhi.no,
XoblelinuHl; A. L.Ciiaio, Vk-eGrand; W.J.
(tAHtiurr. 8<wtHry,
jj.immin i.aauv. sa *4.   k. iif v.
i^ Ueeta every \V«*iIiii*di,y ovi'iilnf at * o'clock
in itwVvltilnn tlnctln Hall, Hmidoii Hoj.jumlim
t»r«-1hr*-»t will ftfMv.* a I'ytluwM ■tttlr',,iiii'. s,
UtJiCftox.V.U..      Uv»»:i< i. Ham., K. It.* h.
BURV1YOR.	
JOHN  Mrl.AT«;ilIB,   Dominion nnd  I'm-
»J   \iin< hi Lund Nurvey«ir.  N>l*m, II, C.
J. 8. CARTKK
1). I*. A.NelMHi.
K, J. COYLE.
1». fi. I'. A„ Vancouver
Alt, HKVLAN'D. Kiikuiiw and !Y>»v|ti<>UI
,   Land ^itrvuvoi.   IfASI.n
&tjf%jt** x ,t.-4e%.MX,i u inas.
HM.rvns ut*r ttvmsa*    ti«» snni
tofjomnf fliilycon i* »luii*i'!a«j)lil«r* #ry
ih-ti* tfvl'li' iHt-'ri; tf*f   t) m :-*f''."-''     Il I» in J K'l- iuj-j
at * Iwii Ith aw! oL-awirt i* *r.rl    Th'* tare** h tt-l
r.rtil.iln* nlanifp  Tnrli»»h. it.'.im at,A *huwt*r
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all Itvift. lAln.'V, and »fwn»li alIm#ftU A j
•nn-ftirr f«.r 1- *<l i"<*» •nltej Two m»llf lUiljr'
anil t«-Sc~r."*,jtltlc. omm«ui^all >».
KOOTKNAV RAILWAY & NAVIGATION COMPANY, LIMITED.
OPKUATINU
fNTKRNATlONAL NAVIGATION ft
THAIHNO COMPANY  LIMITKI)
KAHU) &SUKUN RAILWAY.
K. & S. Hy.
TivS:;iOa.m.-Sandon-Ar I:2"» p.m.
ArlO'.-irtA.iii.-Kaflo-Lv '2:iK> p.in.
Hteainer Ka-lo.
I Lv 1:«« ^.m.-KowIn-xt* !1-ftO %,m.
lAr-ltfOn.m.-XolrMn-Lv H-M n.m.
I
;   TJTfcei* •» M i-i $Vi fmn* ol Uot VniUtA
States and Canada via Great Northern
and O. H & N Company1* line**.
mrmriner I'hrUcnlM   tall on ci ad
Ares*
ROBERT I«VING, Mtnajyer, Kaslo,
Dt. PRICE'S
CREAM
BAKING POWDER
kelps housekeepers more than
any other article in the
household. Its use protects
the health of the children.
F. H. HAWKINS
ASSAYER
SANDON
P. O. BOX 185
TELEPHONE 22
THE NUGGET
Is a weekly paper published
at POPLAR, B. C. It gives
all the news of that great
gold eamp. It costs $2 a
year to any address. Hend
your mon(ey to—
THE NUGGET
I'OPL'AU, II. O 	
KOOTENAY ENGINEERING WORKS
Founders *\ Machinists.
—— nelson, b.c.—
Mill and Mining Machinery. Complete
Stock of SliaMujr, FiUIiikh, etc., «lwnyn
on hand EHtlmaton furnifthwl. Scrap
Iron boujjht by tho carload. Ro|>alri»«
and Jobbing.
"MY VALET'1
SQU
THE    TAILOR
wiii
B.C. Travis, ««m4w
Over Witiince-Miller block, Baker
tit., Noluon.    Sjjeciftl yearly eon-
ItmctRfor Pnwfnp,  Kepulrlng and
,f.,     • i*    *       **  *>   *        *
tX.il'iOII't**^.* * it-tvi-filr,   \,&,*'i\'hl    Wi   i*Vn!l
delivered weekly.   Tents and awnings made ta order.
SMOKE....
Uliio Prize, Henry Vane,
Columhim    nnd   Havana!
Wb^   OI«n.w,        Vwinw'
i *::,
Ctoiah, tuitde by
ff. I'.  KILBOL'KKK & CO.
Wlnrtfrnr, M«n*
RH>u*nt,,l hy l.lvtlltf.K IIDltrUN.
SulMJcribe to tbe Poplar Nugget.
| *} back
1 ** numbers
Of LQWEimS CLAIM
(ench one different) aro
wMit to any wldt'ew* for
tr\   *v*   w ^bi   ■
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