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The Ledge Jul 2, 1903

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Volume X. Number 40.
Price $2.00 Year, apvance
There is a persistent effort on the
part of the:, smelter contingent—or tho
men who have taken up the caee for
th-ts-smelter people in the movement; for
hetr«*r ; sroelUK,- rates—to becloud the
public, mind and beiocan the effnVts of
TiiJB Lewie and'such, writers who have
d-aieft' to expose tho emolters? grab ,
"tTf!.L. Parker again tells what he
knows in the Nelson News of June 28
.After carefully reading the article it is
doubtful if anyone who knows anything
aliout th*» .^question will be impressed
with- the•• clearness of J. L. Parkers
The arenter part of J. L. Parker's
communication is devoted to attempts
to-'reply to Mr. Cavanaugh's letter of
some weeks ago. J. L. Parker only at*
tempts to reply He does not reply to
any charge that Mr Cavanaugh made.
Perhaps Mr Parker knows more about
Mr. Oavanangh's business than Mr
Cmanaugh knows about his own business, but we doubt it. When Mr.
Cavanaugh states that *§18.&> performed
the same work in.1899. that the smelters
charge 825.80 for today, Mr. Cavanaugh
knows what he is talking about. Mr.
Cavanaugh shipped tho ore in 1899 and
received '.the':..returns then, and Mr.
Cavanaugh ships the ore and receives
the returns- now. '■■:■ Therefore-he is in a
position to know. Mr. Parker does not
know what he is talking about.
J L.Parker further says: • *   •
"In the issue of June 18th Tub Ledge
comes out with a copy of an offer from
the load ttust, under date of May 28th,
to smelt the ore* ..from some mine..for
%b per ton at Donvor, Colorado.
of orre that tBiY Welter would take at
this figure nor 'any analysis of the ore
in question.
"In examining into the charge?, how-
ever, I And that the rates are the same
as our home smelters are charging, and
that the much-abused $1 per 100 pouna.*-.
is deducted by this, humanitarian trust,
the same deduction that The Leixib
aud Mr, Cavanaugh "howls so much
about. '„■■(,
"This tiust charges *S5 at Denver,
freight rate about 19, taking the figures
quoted by The Litmus a« being correct
and should lead be over £12 per ton f I
more will be added to the treatment
"Lead at £U per ton will be charged
freight and treatment $16 per ton, as
against |15 "by bur smelfefs, whereas
when it ia £11 per tou, the trust would
charge $U, and our home smelters |15.
soavoraglng up the prices wo would
get tlie same rating from each."
For the enlightenment of Mr, Parker
it can bo stated that no amount of oro
was stated In the offer referred to, aud
as to tho character of the oro it is only
necessary, to say it Is the same as that
on which the home smelters charge 115
for freight and treatment. But J. L.
Parker ia not honest in hia remarks.
He attempts to justify the excessive
charges of the home tmeltors by trjing
tnprorottulltla In one Instance only
SlhU'herandin another 11 less than
that charged by the Denver smelter.
Hu avoid* the question of freight. To
Denver It Is fO and to Trait and Nelson
it Is ll.to and 12 per ton. Therefore,
while It la true that there la Utte difference In the clean freight and teat-
ment charges, thero la a difference of
17 and $7.9) per ton In freight charges,
and this Is pocketed by the homo
smelters.      ' .
A great deal has been said on thl*
smelter question. It Is well understood
by mining men. All know that the
local •inciters art) taking all lhat the
dre will fttand, and that If the Slocan
oro wm at rich again as Hia the charge*
would be just at high again. Thero
seem* to be but one way out of the
difficulty. A boou* might help tern-
porarlly, bnt eventually tht mint own
eta must-Imlld a anfelter of their own,
and place thamtelveiJii a position
whertt they cannot bo played as tools,
one against the other, by the railroad*
and smoltdrs.
The report ft current that Tun Lkuik
Ii in tutor ol Chinese aa domeatlc*. The
report te false. Tn* Land* believes
that t'he Infroenetion of Chinese Into
tht* camp, either a* domettlc* or mill
hand*, it anwairantcd, unpatriotic, un-
twinciplad, and should net bo countenanced by any man wnn pi^teiw* iumi
.Evlly Chinamen, employed aside.
.nettle talea tbe place of a white girl
it'* whit* men and,white aoinni thai
earnings ever return into circulation
in the province. For twenty years the
white population of Victoria—the producing two-thirds—have been scheming
and, through govermental control.rnlv.
hing the test of the province- simply to
allow the.Oriental population",to take
out of circulation annually .more than
a million dollars of the City's wealth.
Had it not been for;the provincial
expenditures in Victoria in the past
twenty years that city would now be a
mere hamlet composed of a few wealthy
mossbacks nnd their Chinese servants.
Intellectually, morally andcnmmercially
tho place would be dead—a .disgrace to
t! e intelligence and energy of the
Anglo Saxon race.
atawante'd 1» tba Potan, not yellow
men with or without appertdagea down
But. one example will b* etiMcltttte
prove the injurious elfert* nf Oriental
tabor and an Oriental vopulstlon upon
a community: Twent,vJwr* **o Victoria wat tbe commorcUT metropolis of
the province and Ihe weilthieat city per
e*pm In Canada, Today, m the main-:
land. U is almost unknown a* a whole
sale distributing- point, and Its wealth
ie a mvth. About on* third of the
people of Victoria are Chine** Theee
send rnlly «0 per cent of tMr earning*
to China.  Sot ten per cent ot their
. „    LOUAX.   MCWS . VTOAT.
Trains will probably run through to
Trout Lake in ten days.
The Springer creek road is to be re
paired by the government.
A carload of Vancouver ore wns
shipped from Silverton this week.
Jud Byrnes and Miss Byrnes went to
Spokane this week on a short vacation.
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The largest colonel in Kootenav has
a pair of pants that backB us all off the
board. *
Next Monday evening the Knights
of Pythias will install the newly-elected
Mrs. Hermann Clever and family left
last week for n visit, with relatives in
R. A. Bradshaw has been chosen as
the Liberal candidate by Slocan City,
for the Slocan riding.
There are still four banks in Nel-on.
so Lowery's Claim will have a fair show
for its overdraft column
Everything l* progressing favorably
in connection with the electric, liglit
olant and soon the lights will be turned
A good house, and a most appreciative one, greeted the Clara Mathes
company at tho Bosun hall„ Friday
Recorder Mclnnes hns a supply of
votera'blanka to bo filled In by everybody who wants to get on the new
voters' list.
Moran A" Gtennlee aro building n
fridge across Carpenter creek in as to
get the pro, from the Home Run to the
railway track.
Hugh Nelson has taken over tlm dairy
business from John Taylor, who has
been the milk man so long and faithfully iu New Denver.
Fred Wright goes to Portland to
work on the Orogouian Ills place on
tho Kokanee will l?e filled by Hunter
Campbell of the Slocan.
It. T. Lowery has opened a job office
In the Tribune building In Nelson. He
will publish Lowery's Claim In that
city from now on to Ita finish, if that
ever occurs.
A large number of entomologists will
visit Kootenay this summer, thanks tn
the efforts of W.J. Cockle. Thoy will
make their headquarter* at the Katlo
hotel In Kaalo.
Servlcet will bo held In St. Stephen's
church nn Sunday next as follows:
Matins and Holy Communion at 11:06
o'clock. Evensong at 7.1W. Ci Arthur
Mount, vicar.
Judging from authentic report! from
Kaslo. the fi(M> or moro men who aie ro«
l«»rt«d to have passed through then
for the Lardnau gold Heidi can be iim-
merod down to 25.
D J. Robertson of Nelson had a far
of flue furniture burned while en route
from the east, but he Iii filling all nl»h
orders from Spokane. Davu has hia
(rouble* but seldom get*left in the mud
..   " <:< t,     '
Slocan City's ahlnirte mill Is cloAod
down, and it ia reported that the 'em
ant* felWwm headed try Ah Chew will
pull the mill em of the place. All this
I rouble it the rnanlt nf the company at*
tempting to Install Chinese In the mill.
B Kneobone exported tlmComitock
last week for Wm Hunter.  On the
im-ttftii ht.l9tf.tt* Wo  4 at*tl % tnntiala hi*
found 10 inches of ore. Two men are
working i*ii (he vjouuiuvk auo ibo tetnw
will be Increaie-d wbtn ihe Ice I* oat of
the tunnels
Mr and Mr*. J;C Harrla have prepared a great treat for the boy* and
gtm«o 'tsww imm* >wi Vn-atwviajif m-
temoon Rvery child who like* goed
thing* la asked to take hia er her cap
and dancer and spoon, and elean plnnle
and happy imile aad AU appetite ol
vnulh, together with their parent*, to
the Harris home at the Boaun, and pariah of tbe food thing* provided.
Whenever T*fetaW« put up la tin
mn* *r» «|mmwmI *wd ouly partly. uw4
do not alfnw Ihe mnalnder totlandio
the tins, but turn them out into an
eartbea bowl and put in a coo) place.
Captain T. H. Trothewey and Brnpo
White have returned to Nelson frim
the Molly Gibson mine, says the Neys,
where they had been for tho pnrposoof
.•inspecting' t|ie property, and seeihe
whether the auov .was off sufficiently
to permit of opening np work a/aln.
They left Nelson on Wednesday afternoon, stopping over that - night at R.
McGnire's ranch at the Molly GibR'on
landing. Next, morning they walkfd
up the ton miles of road' that leads to
the mine, and after, spending several
hours climbing around it, came back to
tho tramway cabin where they spent
the night. Next day, they spent at the
mine. While clambering up the steep
traUthat follows the tramway from the
upper terminal of the wagoirroad, th-^y
noticed a swarm of flies a short distance awtiy, and going over discovered
one of tlie* bodies of the unfortunate
miners who perished there inthe big
slide last Christmas nisrht The body
lay on a comparatively level place,
close to where the trail froni the Molly
Gibson to the Achilles group branches
off It was partly in„the channel of a
small creek, the cold water from which
running over it had nrererved tho head
and most of the body, although portions were badly decomposed. Tho remains were clad in a suit of underwear,
and a heavy woollen shirt, the deceased
having been killed while asleep in bed.
There were no distinguishing marks on
the corpse to tell whether it was Rouse
or JIurphy, the only two of the men
killed who have not been accounted for,
hut Captain Tretliewey believes it to
lie Rouee, basing his opinion of the difference in build of the two men, with
both of whom he was acquainted. *
. Blankets were brought up the ,hij'
body covered over. On their return to
the city both men were interviewed by
Frank Phillips, on behalf ofthe Miners'
union, to ascertain if the bodv could be
brought down for burial. A deputation
from tha union will visit- the snot, euttf
if fflis noi'sthleio bring the "body down
intact it will be done, Tf-not a coftlu'wlll
be manufactured there from the luinber
which «-v»'rytvKere strews the course of
the slide from■■ the wrecked buildings,
and a grave will be dug on the moun-
trtin side. Mr*. Route js now living in
Boston, Mass., and a letter was received
only this week from her enquiring if
any trace of the body of her husband
lieen found yet.
The snow is still six feet deep at the
n i io nnd over the site of the building'*,*
while the number four tunnel whs so
rl.oked with ice that it wns Impossible
to effect an entrance there Where the
■ uldinirs stood has been wiped off ns
as cleanly as if nothing had evor been
thoro but the country rock. Now that
ihe^snow Is almost gone thn course that
thc slide took seems more mysterious
tlum ever, toall appearance* the place
is perfectly sheltered by the succession
of ridges that rise between It and the
mountain proper. Several articles of
clothing nnd purses containing small
sums of money were picked up along
the track of the elide.
The total amount of ore shipped from
the Slocan and Slocan City mining
division* for the year 1602 was, approx
Imatoly, 80.000 ton* Slnee January 1
to Junn 27, Itm, the shipment* have
beeu a* follow* i
Wtak   T>'Ml
American Boy	
Arlliijfton .,*>...■ i...i...•	
Illsck l'rlnrii .-	
Ilomllioldur ,	
n<Mtio ................,..**...•..»<.
lliu* Ulrd	
Pay ion	
B<H«rrirlM..  W
Kliher Maldsn... •
lUmilton .,     4
Monitor .........».,,,.,,.,»,......
Mplsor..............*...«*..,...... K
OUsws ..........*«.....*..........
I svo^..............................
OU(*|l   ll"M ,.
Ittiml wr».. »»•••.................... ml
"mo ,*,,,.,,,,,,,tt,,,mi,11......
Wnth .' It
Han tu_*•*,,,*,,,,..,*t*.,,.......
Mlor«n Mar	
Nlocsii I*iy	
Mllwr Olsnr*	
V«n«o>m...., ,  M
, Toul tea* m       *m
TUitaata at mkw uknvkii.
Tonopah Is now ahippiug to the Salt
Lake and California *m.elters'ahout 700
tons of oro monthly. This ore Is said
to grade to about $20C a ton, giving Hie
total value of shipments per month at
about $14,000. f •
The Taylor and Bnmton Sampling
Works company pf Denver, Colo., a-qd
which has samplers in several prominent districts, has commenced work on a
sampler at Butte, Mont, which is to
have a capacity of 600ton* a day,
"A smelter wJth 200 tojns daily, capacity is to be built on the.properties of
ihe Catnr;.nt Mining company, Mon
tana, in thn Basin district. The prop
erty, has been developed for tlie past
two years, 9,000 feet, bt-work havin'c
heen done, and during that period 4,000
tons of ore was shipped to the smelters.
There are but seven or eight antimony smelters in the world, two of
them being in the United State,*—one
of them at San Francisco and the other
In New York. Tho firM; named of the
two in this country is closed.' It is
stated by the Pacific Coast Miner that
no antimony is now being mined in
the United States
Some of the Arizona mine operator.',
in the effort to evade the new eight-
hour law enacted by. the legislature,
are trying to pay the men on the basin
of 85 cents an Hour It is believed tliat
this will prove 'Unsatisfactory as an expedient, because of the penalty at Inched
tn tho employment of men more than
e ght hours in twenty four, eveii'tnough
the man is willing to work overtime.
It has been suggested that the
American Smelting and '..'Refining com-
pany, and other private concerns take
hold of tho state school of mines at
Golden, Colo., and adjust the diilicui-
ties existing there. The Mining Reporter deplores the suggestiou.and says
that if the state, authorities are given
time they, will get the difficulty I'roperly
Behold the candidate I He tfometlt
up like a flower and ret'reth from the
race busted. His friends fill hint with
false hopesun-l atmosphere. Hoowolloth
like a toad and calleth tho earth hla'n.
He smileth upon all mankind and slop-
peth over with good humor. Ho kieseth
the children aud ecatters his microbes
among the innocent babes. Ho'privily
cheweth a clover when he meeteth 'a
preacher, and as ho converseth with
him in pious tones he staudeth to lee
ward and curbeth his breath with a
strong bit. He goeth home latu at
night to liis weary wife with a beery
breath and cold feet. Ho rlseth up be-
time* and hiketh forth without hi*
breakfast, sn,\ lug, "I go to sen a man."
Tho deadlic.it, who Ilcth around In
wait, then pulleth hi* leg to a queen'*
taste. He "nallcth a lie," but before
election day cometli h« runneth short
of nails. Ho glveth liberally to the
rhorch, he tnbnrlbeth a goodly sum
for the baud; he contributed to the
man whose barn was burned; hu be
stoweth alms; he algueth his friend's
note; he sendeth a »m«ll keg hither and
a large keg thlthert he yieldeth up his
aubstaucn with apparent alacrltv. After tho election he goeth out back of the
barn and kkketh himself and ti areth
hi* hair and calleth himself a Rotterdam fool He roturneth to the house
and addresseth himself to the wife of
hi* botom; "Behold a driveling Idiot;
look now upon a dodrotted fools gaw
upon a dodgstted simpletons cast your
eye upon a beetle-headed dunce, who
hath not tense enoniih to carry entrall-
to a bear." Then hi* wife replleili: ••!
told you so," which cnnneth him to go
forth and drowi, hi* sorrow in drink.
There was born at thofilow.n hflsnllal
a few day* ago a brace of sriplei*. the
•Vi'i'i.'wii'J.'.V.'i.V.'i M'*.V itto-ii tiwii^Jitllitih yUJi*
formed, but no fee I* forthcoming to
Dr Broute for hi* kindness and skill in
the bringing forth. There amid the
hundred* oi rose biubes, whose beauty
In luxuriant bloom ravish tho eye and
wet * ****<• turn kirfi-UMfiinttt woo 'noax on
lightful perfume, Mil* Jennl* Lind
aought peace and qnlet and kindnot* in
her embarrasament, and skill In Hit
trying ordeal. She brought forth her
little oni* under the verandah near the
doorstep and there the tenderly cover*
them with her tfnv wfnffff. all nnmlnd-
ful of the (Misting throng.
TU« I-***. lmiu«-tim*il*»lir*«w%tingoiibm
is Tour ounce* of pearl a*h Almoteed ia
.hot water and add to it a pall of cold
New Denver schools closed Fridav,
the WtS for the holidays.   I'nliJIc ex
erd»«'» were given liy thu puplU of the
primntv achonl, tinder the direction of
Miss Grace R. Wilson.
The song* and rwltal Ions worn nleely
rendetwl and the wand drill and ru*e
drill were admirably executed, verv
creditable to the pupil* and Mis* Wil
son'* patience and ability aa a teacher
and trainer.
Nrlmiil Tril»lfi*l Miml.
The annual meeting nf iho New Den
*tf axt.o h iimtua ««a otto .xaiuiuav
ToriMinon in l\n> ^rlnnirj-' pcbutil \n))h]
Ing. W D. Mitchell, secretarv treas
nrer, reported 1145 spent for incidental*
duiing the term, iho ie{K>il* of the
teacher* were read, thowlug a total of
25 children In lliu   senior   division,
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,*tt.>..-*fta    i.i#<*w    i****.1,***'-',*,^    -W-,**    HJh*     Im       \ *t)4,***,i,
and el A4 in the jnnlor division, under
Mi** Orar* E Wllaom a total enroll*
ment of » children W. 8. Drewry wa*
elected truitee tor tha ensuing B-year
term*        :	
• Do van mean tn rail me a liar?"
"Not at all, my dear sir. l>n)y mean
to aay lhat vour ratiocination I* marked
by • ttletiUtudtt oi digr*miutt» from llw
»trict line of veracity."
"Well, that's all ri#ht. Your exp'ae**
lien ii petfectl) satisfactory "—Ki.
Gold Strike in the Cardcau
Frank Marquis and George Gilbert,
well known mining men, recently made
an important gold strike on Poplar
creek, on the north elope of tbo Lardeau
river", ore from which nine av. ay iin.in
the thousands of dollar* to the toii. The
strike is causing a stampede
, Later reports from the vicinity of the
creek are anxiously awaited.. It has
been stated that from Bye to six bund
red men "went" ih by wav of Lardo,
alone, j'urinsr the last two days, as well
as a large number from the west side
Andy Schmidt, of gerrard, arrived
iii Kaslo a few day* ago from Poplar
creek, and states that therCountry near
to the find nyido by Marquis and Gil
liert Is overrun with a crowd of gold
huntere nnd location stakes are all over
the.immediate neighboihond of theGold
Park group. He savs trouble ia hound
to ensue as a result of the reckless
scramble for vacant ground, as much of
the ground will have several locations
recorded upon it, No serious trouble
has occurred-as-yet,, though personal
encounters are frequent and bad Ian
euage keeps the air in a inofy or less
sulphurous condition. 1 hefts of, grub
and the removal of location stakes have
heen the cause of some altercations.
Supplies w-ere becoming scarce when
Schmidt left %nd as tbe influx nf pros
pectors had only begun, he anticipated
many, would be returning in a day or
two for new stocks of provisions, from
whom later information would be obtainable. Mr. Schmidt examined the
lead for5 some distance to the north of
theGold Park group, and in his opinion
the importance of the strike has not
No new strikes of importance had
beon made.by any of the new comere
seen by Mr, Schmidt, though some fine
rock was shown him about a mile from
the Marquis and Gilbert property.of ex
actly. tlie, •au)$ character..- THJh ;wa«
taken from the claim of Frank Fortin
and partner. , That there is gnod placer
giound vacant both above and below
tho Gold Park jiroup Is certain, and
Mr. Schmidt is on his way to Vancouver to interest somo friends with the
object of taking hold of the placer
ground, which seems to be almost overlooked by .those who have already gone
: J. F. Wilson of Kaslo. a well-known
metallurgist, who hai been connected
with the leading mines of West Koote
nay slnco 1801, gives st as his opinion
ihat (lie Lardo deposits arc in the same
mineral belt with the noted gold copper
properties situated almost in a straight
line from tlie international boundary to
Glacier house at the summit of the Selkirk! in thu interior of British Columbia. Among the mines referred to mav
be mentioned the Arlington. Erie, Ymir
Athabasca, Poorman, Molly Gibson,
Joker, I'ontiac, London Hill, and Lardo
properties, all running In direct Hue
north an I south, and covering nn extent of territory one hundred and thirty
miles long Mr. Wilson state* that
most of this teiritory ha* not been
touched by tho prosportor.
As early a* theyear 1802 the section
nf the Lardeau lying between the head
of Kootenav take and tho foot of Trout
taae gained prominence (or ita mineral
showing. In 1892 and the following
year considerable excitement prevailed
aud many claim* were located. But
the lack of transportation facilities and
the coining lo tho front of other *ectiont
more accessible caused most claim own
er* to let their property lapse. Again
ill 1807 considerable ttif was created bv
reported rich finds, but tho Klondike
cxvitrinriit succeeded in drawing the
attention of tho public, and not Until
1800, when construction on the Lardeau
Arrowhead railway was begun, did the
prospector again turn hia attention to
thl* tecllon. In that year manv claims
were staked, hut owing to thn difficulty
of gelling iu supplies, very lilt In work
beyond Ihe necessary a**ea*inont work
was done until last jcar whon, on coin
pletloii of the railway from tardoto
Gerrard, more extensive development
«ork was possible Thia year, will
probably *m a nnmhor of properties
added to thn shipping lilt,
E. Athcrton returned from Nelson
Hlitv men are employed in thc
Katnbler camp.
\    The f-Uowm la abtirt nt miotr*    Oond j ™
men are wanted.
The pnhllt school tinted en Friday,
ll will open on Attgut* loth.
Messrs Ikmnett A Clarke are dolnt
inn ■miMiiti** oi ine u»»ii at, ute rntittn
Manager McGuigan of the American
Roy brought hit two tont In from Spokane thia week.
A strawberry social will be hold Sat-
luday evening in the basement of tho
Methodist church.
St.-Klmo Davis, who has been working a long shift at tho Keco as foreman,
is taking a vacation..
Every miner about Sandon who can
work is employed jn the mine*, and
more men are asked for.
The Ruth has added a large number
of men to its force. It has sent to Hossland for eix machine men.
Mia* Watsort,-who has been spending
some ti ne with Mrs. Crawford, returned
tl .is .week to Pincher Creok,
*l'he road to the Slocan Star is in
ehapo for hauling over, and shipments
will be resumed iu a few days.
And still the orders come in eo fast at
tho Now York brewery that the brew-
erB have to work double shifts to fill
Anothor dividend of 825,000 was paid
some days ago by iho Slocan Star,
bringing the total paid to date up to
G. W. Grimmeft has returned from
a trip to the coast Mrs. Grimmett and
child wid remain in New Westminster
for some weeks.
Nisk McKian, theappendicitit patient
at the hospital, is rrpidly recovering
from the operation, and will toon be
out of the institution.
The menagerie at the Kootenay is be-
joining quite ^ attraction in Sandon
^r ha-beHT^ ineT)wisr"rabbirs,~cliickens"
and the monkeys make quite a happy
Angus J. McDonald returned this
week from attending the Western Federation of; Miners' convention at Denver, Colo. * He *pent some days in
Utah and Montana en route home.
A. Rose has placed a full stock of
fresh groceries and provisions in hi*
store building, now thoroughly reno
vated, and will teopen for bushiest with
everything of the best on Friday.or
Saturday. ..f_
The Clara Mathes company played
two nights in the Auditorium the pan
week, and were greeted by good homes
and the performances greatly enjoyed.
Tho Miner*' unlo*> boys are proud cf
their play house, and when any good
attraction comes they turn out to a man.
The prodigal son of the modern day
Journeyed homeward from far away;
"We'll treat It all at a harmless joke,'
rhe father tald, "when he comes hoinu
But the young man iported a necktlo
And hi* hat reposed on the tide ot bis
And ho nut his feet on the parlor chair
.\ nd told them to get him the bill of fare
They stood and waited In great tuspenre
I or him tn begin hi* penitence,
But he almply aald he would like to
What made the town oo confounded alow
And be never allowed them to forget
That he was ou deck a* a family pet,
And thev sold tho ralf'mid vexation*
'Cause veal wasn't good enough for him.
—Washington Star,
Marcus M, Marks tells tho story of
hi* four-year-old Imy. who, noticing for
thn flrat time a lock of gray hair on hi*
father's head, asked: ,   .
"Papa, why aro some of your hair*
ThinkCng to drive home a moral Ins-
•on, thn father answered; "Papa get*
a gray hair every lime his iittlo boy (•
The child wtmed loit in thought, but
after a short pant* said nslvtlvi
"Well, then, grandpapa mutt havn
had awful naughty hov*.
Hou»ekee|*r» should not use toeti
when cleaning matting, when washing
is neeeasary, use warm soft water with
« Ifltlr. mult ii1„,.r\..9,l I., 1,
I A force of men ar* taking out ore at
th* Lucky Jim and a shipment will be
made thia woek.
UvKistratbn voters' blank* are to ite
found ot K  Atherton'a, K   M  Saudi
lands' and M   I*. Grimmett'*   Everv
voter mo*t register under th* new law.
KKaracTiJto vmana iicKaasa.
VOT1CE I, h*r.»-r titan that Ike Offer in
tl   Ceaafil pa Mat • rwolstlMi *at the
*n*tat t*f tlmhitt limtii 'haa'ra'th* faun* -St
trow Crown \arti. B«tl
•PsoUl Mtanitila r«*l *rt ****** timlmt
..    N  MM*. B«tlM t**tm  '
wm* ptihlUhui In  11.. MrltUh f* Oimht* Qw
.iwtedliKff wMth
Mil* «M
**(H *^h Uatti,, \w*, ha* Imi,
  W.R nuHR.
PsMlr Com*mli*l<«*r at Ia*** ***i Writ**
IWtntttllA W,<tlit I«Mc«r1»,M,J.
VttlJrt*. mh Jnti*. If *. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B. C, JULY 2, 1903.
Tenth Year.
The Ledge.
With which Is amalgamated the
 SANPO.t  Paystrkak.  -	
.1'ublished every Thuntdty In the richest silver-:
 lead-zinc camp on earth	
Legal advertising 10 cents a nonpariel line
first insertion, and S cents a line each subsequent
insertion. Reading notices 25 cents n line, and
commercial advertising graded iu prices according- to circumstances.
Subscription, &; a year In advance or $8.50 If
not so paid.
Fellow Pilgrims: Thk Lr.DOi**, is i.amUm ui
N'ew Denver,B 0, and is traced to many part*
of the earth It has never been raided liy the
sheriff, snowsllded by cheap silver, or Mibdued
by the fear of man* It works for ti.e trail blazei
as well as the bay-windtwed, champagne-flavored
capitalist It alms to be on the right side ol
everything, and believes that hell should be administered to the wicked In large doses. It has
stwlt:ie test of time, and an ever-increasing
par«treak Is proof that it is better to tell th,
truth, even If the heavens do occasionally hit
our smokestack.
Oiie of the noblest works of oreatlon is the man
who always pays the printer; he is sure of a
bunk in paradise, with thornier roses for a pillow by night, and nothing but gold to look at
by day.
Address all communications to—
New Denver. B. C	
A pencil cross in thn square
1 illcates that your suhscrip
tl in is due, and tliat the editor
wants muo ugain to look at
your collateral.      __ 	
rauKSDAir, july 2. 1903.
A'Rich Asset
The tourist
sea-souis now
wide open in British Columbia, and
the main line of the C. P.'R. is
crowded with seekers after sights,
health and pleasure. Victoria,
Vancouver and Binff are the objective points in tho tourist'8 note
book, and he does not mark down
New Denver, Nelson, Rossland
and other places in Kootenay to
any extent. This is mainly caused
by the lack of advertising. It is
safe to say that in no part of th '*>
world can there be found any greater
scenic attractions than we have in
Southern British Columbia, and yet
it is only occasionally that a real
t u ist drops iu t) feast his eyes on
the most beautiful work ever turned
out of nature's factory. Thousands,
and we might also say millions, of
people would be only too glad to
spend tlie summer months amid
our grand old mountains, but evidently we are too apathetic and indifferent to show them the way to
our goods. We prefer to grumble
at hard times when at our doors lie
a practically untouched asset that
will a=say millions when energy
pushes it into the blaze of publicity.
Other countries may surpass us
in controlling the metal markek
owing to better freight, labor and
smelter rates:' but when it comes to
scenery and climate we have thein
all touching the sump. The people of Southern British Columbia
should get together and treat the
tourist trade as a merchant does
his wares. The world should be
flooded with drummers and the
press spotted with forceful advertising about Kootenay until tourists
' !>ecome as thick in our midst ns
dams in Vancouver, and no education will bo considered complete
unless the possessor has gazed upon
the glories that surround every
town nnd camp iu Southern British
Columbia. Let us be up and doing, nnd e'ro long the world will
not murmur, "See Naples and
die," but "See Kootenay und live."
For citizens of the United States
to celebrate tho Fourth of July
upon British soil in a private and
unofficial manner thero is no objection among broad-minded people. To declare tho «Uy a civic
holiday in any town of Canada in
a piece of impertinenco upon the
part of the authorities that shows
careless thought or ill-breeding.
You would bo a long time in the
United States before Dominion
Day would bo honored with civic
attention, and it bears no relation
oven to a victory over any people.
B. C. governments of the past. We
liave been governed by men eager
for their own aggrandizement, no
matter how the country suffers.
With ffiinds incapable of rising
above self, most of them have gone
to Victoria for thc purpose of
swiping everything that was not
too heavy. Can we expect anything better in the future? Let us
Jt is impossible to get the^best
men of this province, with few exceptions, to run for the legislature.
They will uot sell their freedom
and neglect their businesu to rule
at Victoria. Tliey will not stand
the abuse of disappointed pap-
seekers, or sink their honor in
dark flats to rob the country so that
corporations may make a rich
lunch off the province. Consequently in making up a gov .'Mini ont we must expect it to be composed largely of men whose lives
liave been failures morally, financially and artistically. Strange nf.
it may seem, many men incapable
of even making a pea-nut .stand
pay, have the gall to run for the
legislature. When such men are
elected tho country quits loser, and
the grafter paints his nose with
extra dry and imagines that he is
It. British Columbia wants brains
and honesty much more than party
lines, but owing to the scarcity of |
the former we will have to put up j
with the latter, and pray that this
beautiful land will have some show
for its white people.
Hope again nestles in the breasts
of silver miners. Tlie price has
appreciated within the past few
weeks and it is likely to reach 65
cents, which is practically the rate
fixed by the coinage of silver for
the Phillipines. The inegotiations
pending are almost sure to fix a
•,o'd-silver ratio that will make the
market price of silver 65 cents. At
that price silver mining would
agaiu become profitable, and the
Slocan would awaken from its
sleepy «ftondition, and be doing
 —.   ■     9      ■   ..
Wanted.-BHI Gall iher's address.
Apply in Ottawa.
Mustard is good for the memory.
Our delinquent sdbscribers should
take a few doses.
PaACTicALLY~Bntish Columbia
is more corrupt than any country
of its population this side* of hades.
One reason why we left Vancouver is because the people there
are too nice to spell hell without
a dash.	
Amid all tho fog of C. P. R. obstruction, tho lights of tho Grand
Trunk Pacific seem to be shining
brightly at Ottawa. Canada, thou
art a soft mark !
' Vancouver has troubles of its
own. The police magistrate is appointed nt Victoria anil tho city
has to pay his salary. They do
not want the gentleman but there
seems to bo uo redress. Such arc
politics in the far west.
The delinquent subscriber cannot bo extinguished, lie is no
sooner suppressed in one locality
than ho bobs up in another. After
years ppcut in hunting him wo
have learned that death and the
blue pencil are the only Uii up t'uit
will exterminate him.
Canada for tho Chinese is the
cry of the cheap-raised Ciuiidians
who own a shingle mill at Slocan
City. Tho people of that city must
feel proud of the eastern outfit
they have been so kind to. Chinese
labor around ft mill te audi a fine
thing to build up a town. Just
look at the money they will spend
in the camp, as they are not onto
the scheme pf sending east for the
goods. This is a matter that has
been unthought of in ihe dip-
There is only one way for the
Canadians to beat the C. P. R.
Everyone in tlie country should
buy stock in the road and then all
the clamor about land grants will
cease, because we will bo in the
deal. As a matter of protection
wo must get the C. P. R. or it. will
get us.
Wm. Thomlinson is spoken of as
a Liberal candidate for legislative
honors in the Slocan. Irrespective
bf party, tho Slocan has no better friend than Mr. Thomlinson.
He is an honest, intelligent man.
known for yeais to nearly every
one ih the silver-lead country. Ho
knows the Slocan and its needs
bettor than almost any other man,
and has ever been its champion at
home and abroad. Suoh a man,
be ho Liberal or Conservative,
would poll many votes in this
In tho mad rush from Kaslo last
week to tho rich gold strike on
Poplar creek, the fact seems to
be forgotten that specimens of
quartz carrying gold that runs
$10,000 is nothing to get excited
about; Jlio his'.ory of mining
shows that such rich oro always
comes in pockets that easily pinch
out. If the oro ran $50 to the ton
and came ■■'from a strong arid well
defined ledge, there would be some
reason for a stampede. Still any
kind of an excitement will do Kaslo
good just how, and kill ennui.
Don't live for yourself and do
not bo afraid of diminishing your
own happiness by promoting that
of others. She who labors wholly
for the benefit of others and, as it
Why yoa should;,buy)
10c and 20c a plug.
BeCaUSO it is the hes^quality^
BeCaUSO it in the  most Wing'
chew.        ,       *
BeCaUSO it  is the  laigest
grade 5 or 10c plug.
BeCaUSO'»« tags me valuable for
lireiiiiiiiiiB until January
let, 190H.
BeCaUSe we    guarantee   every
plug, tout
BeCaUSO ymir ilenlur is author-
wero, forgets herself, is far happier than the woman who makes
h M-self the sole object of her affections and exertions.
We may not take up the broken
threads of tho life that is gono and
weave them into a web of joy aud
hope; but to those who aro still
left us, who have ears to hear and
hearts to throb with pain or grief,
[Adopted at Revelstoke. September 18th, 1912.1
1. That thl* convention reaffirms the pol cy
of.i lie pm ty in matters of provincial roads and
trails; the ownership and control of railways
and tlie development of ihe agricultural resources of the province as laid down In the platform
adoi.ted iu October. lSW, which la as follows:
•• To actively aid in* the construction of trails
throughout ihe undeveloped port ons of the
province and the building of provincial trunk
roads of nubile necessity.
" To adopt ihe principles of government ownership of. railways in so far as the circumstances
of the province will admit, and the adoption of
the principle that no bonus should he granted to
any railway coniiwny which does not (five the
government of the province control of rates
over linesbonused.tojwther with the option of
•■ To actively asslft by state aid lu tho development of the agricultural resources of the province," •      ,
i.  That in the meantime and until the rail
way policy above set forth can bo accomplished,
•     ....... ...     ff    .
....     - ip.
regulations aiinlofcous to the system that has
a Keuer..rrHUway net be passed, Klvlufr frocdnm
to construct railways under certain approved
reunited in such extensive railway construction
In the United States, with so much advantage
to trade and commerce.
3. That to eiiooura#c the mining industry the
taxation of metalliferous mines should be on the
basis of a |iercenta(f« on the net profits.
4. That tho government ownership of telephone systems should bo brought nbout as a tint
step in the acquisition of public utilities.
5. Tlmt a portion of every coal area horoafter
to be disposed of should be reserved from sale or
lease, so that state owned mines may be easily
accessible, if their o)>eratioii becom.-s necessary
orad visible.
(1. That In the pulp land leases provision
should be made for reforesting ami Unit steps
should betaken for the general pus rwion ol
forests by guarding agulust the wasteful destruction of timber.
7 That the legislature and government of the
province Miould |iersevere In the effort to secure
the exclusion of Asiatic labor.
8. That Iho matter of better terms iu the way
of subsidy nnd appropriations for the province
should be vigorously pressed upon the Dominion
0. That the silver-lend Indus'rlcs of the
province be fostered and encouraged by he iin
iiosltion of increased customs duties on lead and
lend products imitorted into Canada, and that
the Conservative members of the Dominion
House bo urgui to support any motion Introduced for such a jurimso.
10. That ns ludusirinl disputes almost in variably result ill Igrcat loss and injury both to the
parties concerned and lo the public, legislation
should be passed to provide means for an nml
cable adjustment of such disputes between employers and employees.
U. That it Is advlsablo to foster the ma ufac-
ttire of the raw products of the province within
ihe province a» far as |Kiss;ble by means of taxation on the said raw products, subject to rebate ol
the same in whole or part when manufactured
iii British Columbia.
we may be generous and just, forgiving, loving and kind.
Mineral  Claims.
Situate   In the*   Sloean   Mining   Division of
West  Koote.iay   District,   where located:
Northwest of bear Lake, about 6 miles Irom
Three {forks.
'PAKE NOTICE that I, Robert McPherson free
1   miners'  certiticate  Mo.   B 01)343,   Intend
sixty  days  from Jlie   date   hereof,   to  apply to the Mining Recorder for  Certificates ol
Improvement, for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant of eiu-h of the above claims.   '
And further take notice thnt action, under sec.
Hon S7, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Ccrtltioates of Improvements
Dated this sLd day of June. A.D 1903
Fit EDDY Mineral Claim.
Situate In the Sloonn Mining Division ot West
Koo'cnav District. Where located: On
the Uiilcna Karm, adjoining tlie Seven .on
Mineral Claim.-
TAKE NOTICE that I,Fraiicis .1 O'Reilly, ol
Nelson, U. C .as agent for John A. Turntr,
Ore miner's certificate No. It 80700, and Huuli
Nixon. Iroo mlinr's certificate No. ii ».MW
intend, slxt days from the date hereof, u
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate ol
Improvements, for the puriiose of obtaining e
Crown Grant of tho above claim.
And further take notico that action, undei
Section X7, must be commenced liefore the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.'*-
Dated this 4th dav of June, A. D. IIKI3
OAKLAND Mineral Claim
Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenay   District.       Whore    located:
On Fo r Mile creek, adjoining the  Edinburgh mineral claim
TAKE NOTICK thut I, Wm. S. Drewry. acting
as agent for Ferdinand F. Lelbschcr, Free
Miners' Certificate No. B (lll05.iiitcud.iii) dajs
Irom the date  hereof to apply to tin- Mining
Recorder  for a Certificate of  Improvements
forthe purpose or obtaining a Crown  grant
of the above claim.
And further take notice that action under section 37 must lie commenced before the issuance ol
such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 4th d.iy of Juno, A. D, inns.
IIAI-I'Y   UKL1VKKY Mineral Claim
Situate in tlio Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootonny District. Where located: Un
Silver Mountain, adjoining the Lott Tiger
Mineral Clnlm
AKE NOTICE That I. Wm S. Drewry. ns
agent for Hermann Clever, Free MinerV
Certiiicato No. B 01,17(1, Intend, sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining
Hccorder for a Certificate ol Improvement--, for
thc pur|ioso of obUiining a Crown Ofautloi the
above claim.;
And further take notice thit action, undei
section 87, must bo commenced b.-inre theUsu
.nice of such certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 4th day of June A. D. llXM.
Is the only hall in the city suited for Theatrical
Performances. Concerts, Dances and other public entertainments.   For bookings write or wire
'' Secretary Sandon Miners' Union
Order your
suit now
Call nnd see my stock of Suitings.
P. P. LIEBSCHER. ££?$&;
Cbadbournc & McLaren
Ore shipped to Nelson will be care
fully looked after.
NELSON,    " -      -      -      B. C
Iwd   to   refund
money if you aro not
oil I sll I'll.
Staple and Fancy
Agent for
Party Lines time iIT thl
province aii election in to be run
on (inrty linen. This means tliat
imUvMiialitun must be buried and
nil candidates cluster under one
flag or tlie other. Most anything
made like n man now haa a chance
to get elected nnd vote on onr Uiwp:
provided Ite haa a party tag'on his
doilies. It te not a cum) of merit.
Iu all party line govern menu one
or two men dictate tho policy and
tho real are like nickel in tho dot
machines. To vote against your
party in political death, conw-
(|umilly most of theincmUiH nf the
next H* C. 'legislature will only
need mouths, aa gray matter will
nnln Kn i    *l«*».-t«wrt*nf      "PI,tf il,-.,,*),?
*«!!«■»* It wnmy tor tho e\n?>m nt men!
who are always itching to have M. J
h. A. tacked to their cognomen*.!
A party government means thatj
thone on the winning aide get all |
,i     * »**   ,«      i •     • ■ •
»«t w^^U, «utk«  vi***   snAIM/i  -iv.'i-nk'Wn
looke orer tho fenc-e, their eye*
and moutha filled with aqu* pnra.
The affalra of • country Hhould
bc conducted on a aoitnd buainem
ba«i«, ju«t aa a *ucc«wful merchant
ooiuiiicttt Ui* lmAliu\ju<i. Thrift,
economy, integrity, boneaty, and
wuntge »r« aa ntvetmAty lo lasting
aucMM in public a« well aa private
life.   We have bad little ol thit in
To Order
if you want «
sliixt, hivit It
nuittt to nrdt
by tb* mui wlut uml*r-!«ml« Hi- tlixnullnr
liluiitMt.   Kn.Mlrilitf life) ue*lly dour.
Puney Hard.      Sandon,
Miliar*' HImm a .\i flatly.
Blue Prize, Henry Vane,
Columbus & Havana Whip
Plflfflrc »m mvte l«r~
U&al 3     w f. KII.IIOUKN'K k CO.,
\Vlnnli«w, tUn.
R»lff«enir<l b» Pi-.imi.-x HimniM.
Xoru t: te horehy given thnt oi the 30th dny of Junu current,
the SANDON MIANCH of The Canadi.ui llniik of Omimeire trill
bo cloned, and all dipohlta transferred to the NKLSON MUNCH
ol tne liana at me cicjmj oi tnmuetm on mat tiate.
ttAMxi*, U. C, Juno Ulh, HHKl.
At a meeting of tlio executive of the Provincial
Conservative Association, held at Vancouver,
the province was divided Into Itvi divisions for
orirfliiliiitlon purposes: The Kontenny H,,undar.v
fllvlnlftn l. mn-rlA llIV t.t. Hift-fA!!QwlnL.-t*..'f|*.l.,«ljAl
elei.-tl.rn districts: Tievelatoke.Coluiiinln. VYriile.
Cranbrook, Ymir, KnAlo. Slocmi, Grand Forks,
Greenwood, the Oity of Rossland and the City ot
Nelson. At the mime meeting tho following
resolutions were adopied:
1. Tlmt o - inventions for nominating randl
dati'S for inemlwrsof the legislative assembly be
inudn u|iol delegates chosen as follows: .
(a) In city electoral districts, one delejmte for
every fifty and ii-nctton of fifty votes polled at
the provincial election held in IDUl.iiiid if the
city Is divided into ward*, the pnpoiiion ol
delegates for ohcI> wtird shall be based on the
vote tkillcd lu eaeh ward at the last municipal
(h) In iiihcr electoral district*, one delegate for
every rlfty or fraction of fifty votes polled at the
provincial election held in imx), the uelegntcs
to ho a|i|K>lnted to lulling plnues nr ns near
thereto as will be fair lo the voters of the different neighborhoods.
*. The I'leeilon of delegates shall be at public
meetings held at a designated i enlrat place In
each -jiolllnii division, or In each ward in city
eleeioml dMrlcls, if the city U divided into
wards. At such public meeting* only those who
pledge themselves lo vole for the candliUte or
candidates selected at the nominating convention shall bu entitled to vote for delegates,
ll Tiro weeks' notice shall bo given of the
public meetings at which the delegates are tn bc
eleetid and nominating conventions nre to be
held In city electoral districts two days after the
dny ou which delegates nre elected, and In <<ther
elector*! districts seven days after All nomlna
tions throughout the province to lw mnde nt a
designated central place lu each electoral district, ami u:> tho same day.
4, All notices or tho tinto of public meeting*
for Iho election of delegates to nominating conventions, the'apiiorilriimaiii of delegates, and
llie place and date of nominating ronvenilon*
In tlm so vein) electoral districts shall bo preimreil
by the m -mber of the executive of the division
lu which the elector, I districts nre situate, nml
(•sued i*v.r Hie names of the pnsliltnt and set-re-
tnry of the I'ruvlncial Conservative AssoclsUon
A meeting of the pmrlnclsl exeruilve will tie
held In Vsncouuer within * month, and lite d ite
lor holding district nomlnetlnir con ventiout will
then lw ttxed.              J< UIN HOUHTON
President of lite Provincial
Cuiisejvntlve Association.
■VcUon, June Sth .11)0)1	
~       NOT]CE.
To H. KUMMKI.KN. *,rto wlmn.iM'evrrlie msy
bate tmiisfetTid Ills Inl.-ieet in the H*>ho
mlnersl clslm, Hlusled in the MtOuigan
Iljtlii,8l<>tsn XII ing DivUlon, West Kuul
eusy Mining UlvHon
VOU *r* lierelr
,i* litralnr n«4lM thnt I hsveeirimded
a\**vet mwiHoM miners! claim under ihtpn
yUlfins of (he Mln^til At-|. and f wl*W* davt
rn-rn tint ds e of this notice you fall or ittwmUt
k*e.|   to  the ttld   elslm will  U^mm the
imwrltotlh**nAmlmit4 under a*-ri?o7.j <*
the 'tllneralArl AmeHdmeiitArtlisa."
Kaslo. II, 0, May to, mt.
__„  J.0.RVA*.
tJLP      *% f^i.     f
yj/      OLD
^y  RELIABLE  fr*
All twT   Whl?tt f,m wnnt<« firi!t cfftSa w«a'» °fft ^^
MP • V (fM^fJm*  ** e,f *n awl aoA and well-made, you will And w!
yon t'trelmklng tor nt thld pfonccr hotuc. Aim iim
Quia nerve wiAca
Ntw Denver
Situntel'n the Arrow Lake Mining Division of
Wesi Kootcray DiHtrlct Where loontcd*
On Can on Creek nbout two miles from the
junction with Carrlboo Creek.
TAKE NOTICE That I. A. R. Heyland.aeenl
for I'eter McDonald. V. M. <\ lfo&rt. Ellen
Mi*i)oiignld, K. M. C B3JSP9, Walter Ri«e. K.
M.C  41933, Intend, rlxly days f n m tbe date
hereof, to aniiiv to the Mining Hccorder toi
a certificate oHmpriivements, for the pnriKwe '
obtaining a crown grant of the above claim
And further take notice that action under Sec,
,17 must lie commenced before the Issuance of sucl
certiticate of Improvements.
___Datcd this 241h daY_of_J<:ehriiarV-A.D JD0S	
DAI.KKITII and  KKE.SO  Mineral Claims.
Situate In the Slocan Mining Division of We*
Kootenay District. Where located: On Four
Mile i reelr, near the Waketleld m ne.
'PAK E N'OTICK tha I. Wm. 8 Drewry acting
1 as agent for the Waketleld Mines Ltd., Free
Miner's Certificate Kb. Ut'OlSl. Intend sUty davs
from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Be-
corder for a Certiticate of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of each ol
i he above claims.
And further tnko notice that action, under see
tion 87, must bo commenced before the Issuance
of such Certilieate of Improvemenis.
Dated this tfth day of Mav, A D. 100S.
Brick Block    New Denver
Manager of BOSUN HALL.
RAKDON.ll C.    ,
Meetings In the Union Hnll every Friday eve
ningnt7:;0 VMtlrg bielliren cordially invited
toatt nd Fkki>?1<itiiiik, Kobln'lJVand; J. E.
Lovkkino, Secretary; Dak HcklkV.V. Grand.
A.F. & A.M.
Regular CommnnicntNi held the first Thursday iu each month in Masonic Hall at 8 li, u .
Sojourning Lrethrcn are cordially Invited to attend   Jami b M  BAhT<>N. Sicreta y.
NO. 97, W. F  M.
Meets every SATURDAY evening at 7:80. in
|)CW D^ttCtf, offers a pleasant substitute for ^
home to thoce who travel. It is situated on the pJi
shore of Luke Slocan, the most beautiful lake in LRJ
all America.   From its balconies and windowB ^*
cad be seen the grandest noenery upon this continent.
Tho internal arrangements of tlie hotel are the reverse'
to telephone, nil the rooms being plastered, and electric
bells at tho head of every bed make it easy for tho dry,
momenta in tho morning.iuKJKjHJK^t^cacKJKj
Tho best and cheapest meals in the country are
< to be found tn tbe dining room.   Tho house ia mn up-
' on cosmopolitan principles, and the prospector with hia'
pack Is just aa welcome as the millionaire with hia roll.
Every guutit receive* thu beat of care and protection.
Tlio liquors aro the best in the Slocan, and the'
hotel haa long been noted for ita llsh and game dinners.
Thia is the only fin-Mass house In the Lucerne of j
North America.   One look at the landlord will con.
vinco any stranger that the viands aro of the best qual>
ity.   Rooms reserved by telegraph.uuMLstjttjKjK-j
HENRY STBOe, Propr|ttwFs#rsf«Ntf\ft<0<\
% :>( JaiJicsHiitci;.;
Sw A.JACowiox.i'fc^k-urf r«
thill [ y"J
rhati II
Bank of Montreal,
C*p\i*l (all paid ap) J12,(XA0U).(jO
KemnmltnnA % *. 7.«]OOtOOOl.W
Undivided proflti :   t  M0,C8l.Oi
Ut. Hon IjohoStuatucosa mmI Moikt UoiiU G.CU.O. PretMtnl.
Hot.O. A. Drcmmosd, VI<m PretMent,
R a Clocstox, General Manager,
Branchea m all pant ot Canada* Newfoundland, Omit Britain, and
tht United Statea.
New Denver branch
'Phone 10; Tenth Yeab.
W> HWlni^i
An old .politician who knows
British Columbia since thc early
days, was interviewed last week by
tho Nelson Tribune's, long-hand
journalist as to the number of
premiers the province has had since
it ceased to be a crown colony.. He
had much of the information stored
away in his memory, and the dates
given are from the records.
The first premier was J. F. Mc-
Creight, who took office in December 1871, and held on for a year,
being defeated on December 23rd,
1872. He was .afterwards appointed to thc supreme bench, and
was retired somo four or five years
ago. He is now living in France.
Ho wns succeeded by Amor De
Cosmos, who resigned February
11th, 1874. DeCosmos was a member of both the legislative assembly
and of the house of commons, and
a rhango in tho provincial elections
act forced him to resign ono of tlie
positions. He preferred being a
member of the house of commons
to holding down tho premiership.
DeCosmos was a noted character,
and died in Victoria about four
yen in ago.
George A. Walkem was the third
premier, and held office from February 11th, 1874, till January
27th, 1870, when he was defeated.
He was succeeded by A. C. Elliott,
who held on till June 25th, 1878,
wheiK ho was defeated, and George
A. Walkem was restored to power,
which he held till June 13th, 1882,
when he resigned to accept an appointment as a judge of the supreme court, a position he still
holds. Walkem was considered
the brightest politician in the
province, and now has the reputation of being, in many respects, the
clearest-headed judgo on the bench.
Robert Beaven succeeded Walkem, bnt was defeated January
30th, 1883, by tho party headed by
William Smithe, who died in office
March 29th, 1887. Smithe was an
able man, but Baillie Grohman, of
Kootenay reclamation scheme fame,
got the best of him. He was succeeded hy A. E. B. Davie, who
held office until he died on August
lst, 1889. John Robson succeeded
Davie, and he died in 'London on
June 30th, 1892. Robson was sne-
—ceeded hy-Theodore-Davie-jivho held
the position from July 2nd, 1892,
till March 4th, 1895, when he resigned to become chief justice of
the supreme court. The Davies
wero brothers. Alex was a scholar,
an I Theodore was a forceful, practical politician. The latter was in
Nelson on election day 1894. His
candidate was badly defeated, but
that did not prevent him from taking part in the jollifications of the
successful politician's friends.
Theodore Davie died about eighteen
months after being sworn in as
chief justice.
J. H. Turner succeeded Davie,
and was in office until tho general
election in 1898, when ho was defeated. Ho ia how agent-general
of the province in London. Turner
was succeeded by Charles A. Semlin, who was sworn in as premier
on August 15th, 1898, lie was
defeated on February 28th, 1900,
and Joseph Martin waa called on
to form a government. Ho waa
granted a dissolution and appealed
to tho country. The elections went
against him, and ho resigned office
and waa aucceoded by James Dunsmuir on Juno 15th, 1900. Dunsmuir resigned office on November
21, 1902, aud waa succeeded by
Colonel Prior, who waa defeated in
the house on May 28th last, and
was succeeded by Richard McBride on the first day of this month.
The above shows that British Co*
liimbla haa had sixteen premiers
in thirty-two years, which is a verv
good record. J, H. Turner took
office on March 4th, 1895, ft Utile
over eight years ago, and lie'haa
had flvo auoceasora, namely, Bern-
Hu, Martin, Dunsmuir, Prior, and
McBride, all of whom were members of the house that was dissolved
on Tuesday of this week.
All" the governments of this
province, with possibly the exception of the Semlin government,
were personal ones, that is, tliey
were not party governments. The
coming election will be the first in
the province to be conducted on
party lines, and the result may be
a longer tenure in office for the
next premier. It is to be hoped po,
for so many and so rapid changes
in government cannot have other
than a bad effect on 'the general
prosperity of tlie province.
During the last sixty years
searchers of the heavens have made
tho discovery that the celestial
bodies known to us as stars are
similar in many respects to the sun,
some considerably larger, others
smaller, but on the average not
much different in size and nature
from the sun. They are—>at least
the visible stars are -greatglowing
globes of gaseous matter.
As a rule these vast furnaces
burn-steadily.- Sometimes, however, the fires seem to die down
and then blaze out again as of yore.
Three hundred stars are known to
astronomers, says Chambers Journal; thoy are palled variable stars
because of the waxing and waning
of their light. Now and again thc
seething fires prove too strong for
the Ijpnds of attractive force which
hold the star together, and with
one mighty upheaval the vast globe
is shattered into fragments, blown
into atoms, veritably dissolved into
thin air.
Thousands of years after this
explosion the record of the catastrophe reaches the earth, and a
solitary watcher in the old barony
of Bennington, in the year of grace
1901, sees a new star suddenly
blaze out in the sky, to fade away
only as its predecessors had done,
leaving, perchance, not a trace in
the sky to tell the spot where once
a world existed. Among the mil:
lions of stars are to b$ found bodies
in all stages of development. Some
are glowing with an intensity of
heat ami light far beyond our utmost conception; others are slowly
Laugh and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and alone you grieve;
For it'B ten to one that juet for fun
The world laughs in its sleeve.
"Charley, dear;" said young
Mrs. Torkins, "I'm going to learn
to play poker."
"What for?"
"So that I can do as a wife
should, and intelligently sympathize with you in all your troubles."— Washington Star.
"This is our latest novelty,"
said tlie manufacturer proudly.
"Good work, isn't it?"
"Not bad," replied • the visitor,
"but you can't hold a candle to
the goods wc make."
"Oh! Are you in this line too?"
"No. We make gunpowder."—
Philadelphia Press.
Fred. Irvine & Co.
The argument often made against
thc views of President Eliot of
Harvard' and of President Roosevelt in favor of large families is
that it costs too much to rear half
a dozen children nowadays. In
the Primrose minstrels they tell a
story of a family named Little, to
whom this argument did not apply.
"You say you are the father of
nine children ?"      ■
"Yes, sir."
''And yon support your entire
family on $10 a week ?"
"Yes, sir."
"How can you possibly do it?"
"Well, every Little helps."—
New York Mail and Express.
House Furnishing Sale
Great Cash Discount on Carpets, Rugs, Art
Squares, Portieres, Floor Oil Cloths, Linoleums,
Lace Curtains, Table Covers, Window Shades and
all House Furnishings.
Fred. Irvine & Co.
dull red in color; some are cold
and dark and dead.
No telescope will ever perceive
these later bodies and no camera
will detect them. We only know
that they aro there by their influence over the light, and motion of
bright stars. One of the most interesting sections of tho new astronomy deals with these dead,
dark stars, and. although no eye
has seen them, or ever will see
them, still we are able to ascertain
tlieir size, weight and position just
as if thoy wero in tho zenith of
their glory.—Chicago Chronicle.
The newspapers of a town are
like looking-glasses, and you set*
yourselves as otliers see you. If
your town is doing business the
local paper will show it in its advertising columns, but if the merchants are scared, spiritless men.
with Btocks of goods all jumbled
together and no business doing, thc
newspapers will i-how it by the lack
of space thoy take. If yon want
to mako your town a live town,
the best way to do it is to keep
your advertisements constantly before the public in your local paper,
Who wants to settle ia a dead
town whose merchants aro too
scared to I jt outaide peoplo know
there ia any business in tin
town ?—San Angelo Standard.
Good Definition,
Llttlo Willie-Sav, pa, oan you
tell wo what anarchism ia?
Pa—Anarchism, my son, la some
kind of a mouth diaoaao, if I uu
dcrttand il aright.
A drummer of a band in a small
town in Lancashire is a little man
only five feet high. Wishing,to
make himself look as big as possible, lie holds the drum so high
that he cannot see anyone or anything in front of him. The band
was inthe habit of playing through
the town once a week, and whenever it did so it always went ih one
direction. The other day the
leader thought he would change
the course, and he made tlie alteration without saying a word to anyone. He turned down a side
street for tho purpose of taking tlie
band a different way from which it
had been before. The drummer,
not knowing what had taken place,
and being che last man, went on. in
the direction he had been accustomed to, and kept on drumming
as lonilly as he could. After coming to the end of the tune, and not
S  Stop
The best Tonsorial Establishment in
the Slocan.
Balmoral Bldo, Main St., Sandon.
Bar Iron Steel, Pipe Fitting*, Be.
hearing any players, he stopped
and moved his drum to one side to
see what was the matter. He was
much surprised not to see any of
tlie band. At last he turned to
the people, who were laughing
heartily round him, and said :
"Have any of you seen anything
of "a band around here.?"      te
i T
11 character nnd srood reputation In each
state (one hi this county required) to represent
anil advertise old established wealthy I usiucss
house uf solid financial standing. Salary m.w
weekly with expenses additional, nil iwnble In
oash direct vach Wednesday from head otlices.
Horse and carriage furnished when necessary.
References. Enclose self addressed enve.o;;e.
Colonial Co , 334 Dearborn St., Chicago.
We have better stock than ever, and you
will save money by buying direct. My new
Catalogue will tell you all about it   Mailed free.
8009 Westminster Road. Vancouver, B. O
Pioneer Hotel of the Slocan
A Table that is   replete with the
choicest seasonable viands.
Rooms Large, Airy and Comfortable.   Special attention to the mining trade.
Fresh, Salted and Smoked Fish Just Received.
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-  ' • * * ■ *• ."    .     ■ ■   :      '■ ■  '     ■■
Eastern 4 Olympia Oysters
Turkeys and Chickens
Sausage of all kinds made fresh every day in the week
P. O. Hox 2915.
Phone 179
Best JOB WORK in tbe Stan done at THE LEDOE.
■-tint agenla for
Monogram, M?rguerlta,
Boquet, Our Special,
El JustlUo, El Condor,
Saraotlzados Schiller.
Tuckett's Union Labe*.
Karnack T. k B. V. C
Ctmwv Akaftiutw Himi tad GotuaabU Avrnu*.
Vancouver. D. O.
CamapaI f\«»At»t*H#»« t.ttmimt* <?*-*•■»»
Ui>lk!«j>llt i#»«*j| lU^I fctkk.Ukfcfcfe, *iwp
piles and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.
Coal & Wood for Sale
S*\Uk Kur»e» ami Puck 4*u;iui».
Pied 8uM«s it New Denrer.
A visit to onr Tailoring
Emporium will ffive
yon an idea of the prevailing styles ter Spring
Filbert Hote.
Bennett & Clark, Proprietors.
The Filhert ia now the hest hotel tn the Slocan.    The Dining Room Is conducted on strictly tint class principle!.    Tho roams aro large,
eonihvtnble and properly taken care of.
«»MW '*^wMW»-Vi"*^^W***^l*^WNWM»WWW
We set the Best Meal in Sandon
Metis, soc.  tickets. $r.
Main Street.
¥      t
1 •
That assays high In artistic merit, quickly
done at New Denver'a printing emporium—
TO-'J, F. ARMSTRONG, admlnlatrator of tht
ciute of Martin MnrrhiMii, or to whomaoever
lie m y have trancfemd the Interval of Martin
llarcblMin. dertitiwd, lu thu "Wllmor" and
"Ivan* mineral clalmi, aitualed on float
iiiouiiUtii,i)ii»-l(Mll tulle iiuitli of Ni-w Denver
Blocan kilning DivMon.
1 eipendod WOS.iw In labor and Improvemeati
upon the above mentioned mineral elalme under
the provUion»of the Mineral Art.I«twren March
mh, tu«,aid Mate   mil, vm, and If within
ninety day* In.m the dale
fall or rtfuw.to contribute
time oi iiiii notice yoi.
ate your proportion el Ihe
. which U now due, tt»
above mentioned mm,    _.. —, ...
wilier wilh all coat* of idvertiainf, your int trot
In the aald rlalm will hecoimt the property of tlw
nnderatffiied, under Hectlon 4 of an Art en
tltlett-An Act to Amend the Mineral ActlWO*
Dated al New Denver, II. (!.. thii Tib ftiy ,1
lUy l«4. U. V„ YOUNG.
To J.M.M. IIKNF.MJM. or to «homawmhe
may havi tranaferred hi* Inlereat In tin
Cro«afr|| mineral claim, rltuaM at lh* In «<f
of Klaht Milerr^k,-MIocanMlntnirnfvlxlni
W«at Kooienay Dtitrlcl, 11 (,.
and each of ynu.arflhantby »')*Hl«Hli»i
have  eipenfe-d the iwti of ttefi Hi \,
artItnttrtettwittti* tuwn ih* i**** ».«
lalmr am
utmrt mttmal claim ander ih* prottmoti* t
iht MtoetM Art, ait* tf. wliWn tilutt-*- Aim
irtxnUMdalaof thiaiio(tr«,Tontailor rit*** t>
rtmitilMta your iiittmt) ol all »**h f »t*udllm«*
amoanllni to elthty-two dollar* anddiiy ctnia
*M«^ t* tttw int. lutaiiHi with all ***** of *<<
verttelnir.yonr tnletnrt In the mM rltim will
the property of tha nnd*nwned oiKfer
4 of an ArleiiUlle] "Ao Aft t«am*iKl
,... ,  i .,.,* ,* »»
tmttttat nath.BC.thl* «h *iay of Marrb.
Follioll & McMillan
_D*alera In Hi-ttah art Dmwri Umbtr, fjmt
Hoortnff and Joint FtnUMnira -LomVec Mm IA-
lii^.Hr*, tw*h and i-uota on Hart or to uutrr.
Juhblim promptly mte4t*4 to.
Tenth Year.
J^^^epr,^i*4Ye^ti8Slnf!",!• -such ai For Sale
Jr.a.2^L£t,StrVt& Stolen. Births. Deaths,
MaiTiagw, Personal. Hotels, Le^al, Medl-val.etc,
are Inserted when not exceedft^'go worfs fo?
*5centt each insertion. Each five word* or leaa
over %o words are five cents additional.]
Nota.ry Putolio.	
mi„*i„J*2toLy Pli£!lt? In»wanoe Agent and
Mining: Broker. Mining Stock* boughtandsnld.
Xe[1?r** *seut for Slocan properties. Small
Debts Court held lst and 3rd Mondays In every
month.   Established 1895. ' '
•%**%%%**-;'****'%*-%%' V»
9 r^orp the buit>* KewT I
,_ »"? American pUn. Meals, *5 cents. Rooms
K0",8 coRto «. Only white help employed.
Nothing yellow about the place except the irold
In the safe. MA LONE & THEGILLUS.
MAimKN HOUSK, NELSON, is contrally
located and lit by electricity    It is head-
quarters for tourists and old timers.   Miners or
E'iVffJSIS6^ ar<L «iu*lly welcome.        THOS.
MADDEN. Proprietor.
THB R01fAl. HOTKL. Nelson, w noted for
*- tho excellence of Its cuisine. SOL JOHNS,
proprietor.    .
S^I??HI'5LTJ, iUSF' forir-eriy the Clark
la the besttt a day hotel Ini NelHon.  Only
ite help employed.   O    W. BAKTLETT
i reprlctor.
npHK   BXCHANOK, In KASLO, hasnlonty
j of airy rooms, and a hartiepleto with tonics
and bracers of many kinds
mHK MAZK, in KASLO. Is tout the place
L   forSlooan people to And when dry or in.
aearoh of s downy couch.
f O. MKLVIN; XUnufactnrlne Jeweller,
tt. -. Expert Watch Repairer. Dtimond 9etter,
and Engraver. Manufactures Chains. Lockets
.mdRlnm. Workmrniship guaranteed equal to
any In Canada. Orders by mall solicited. Box
?10, Snndon. ■>
pure Lntakla Student's' Mixture. Pace'a
Twist. Craven's Mixture. Bonijack. Natural
Leaf,and mnnv'oiher klndnof Tobacco
O. B. MATTHEW, Nelson, P.O. Box 40.
Kootenay Oandy WorkB,
T   Air^1*?c 1>.05f AT*"*    Manufaclurlnir   and
•».   Wholesale Confectioner.      Nelson. B.O
WTioiteaa.le   Merchants.
7™^^%^^ °hee8e' Produco ™«
F   'itelto?ffi! % t_, *' \' Boater. fkv
L-.   licitor, Notary Public.    Vancouver, B. 0.
\W I.. 0«IMHKTT. to tt. B., Barrl«t»r,
Tl. Bollnltor. Nolnrv Public. Sandon. B.C.
Branch Offlee at New Denver every Saturday
Inauranoe AReal HJstate
TtifAMpsox. MiTcnrrr, * en.   Fire
h&^Z**"'   n°^t0 rent ^nd Town
rt 9. BASHDAtA, New Denver, B. 0.,
Real F-atatc.anri Mineral Claim* for Sale CIMmi
»epre*en-f«d and Crown Orantcd.
»Ta*h«dlTvaa«exn»r1ene« InVnHI Wnrlr »t,n
made to tha Slocan regularly "t
Oeneral   Store.
T T. KET.T.T. TflRER FORKS, dealer In
*t, Orocerlea. Drv Onnda, Etc., Goods Ship-
ned all over the Blocan.
lL l^,^•   The moat-PompW>»e ll r 1 l v n
•   .. 1?.* •*" w»M«t accnerv nn. arAaa*
*&&'t^1^5^''' M'".?nn"'»»lnn with all
I«T.Jm1.. ii..T" ,M,'»»M enw all nerrmi* and
rl.   «JJi "l^mach Ailment**, of everv naice.
t£Jm£*I*AnjLA*,},'x2nJ °'»»»tn»l'lc all the
mr wqnd and i*v»d form dav*. |i ts m ir.t.
eyon Xnrintw. Arm* Ufce, no.
fOffX  MTrT.ATmrie.   fVwmlnlnn and  Pro.
A  vlnelal Land Surveyor. KH«m. n fl
AR HRVI.4ND. Enmneor and Pwvlnclil
,   Land <«iirv»vor,   KAflLO
Y    M*llonieri|imnKly attended tw.
J   ,M-?i*,,.i!,,0.x' »»5*»a .Vanofacfuff.
ww alUlawti       W Mi "nH*,t' »*,,rt",lir'
A New York millionaire having tried
every kind of female cook, determined
to get a man. "It occurred to me," he
told the New .York Times,' "that an
ocean liner was the beet place to find
him. Everything is so clean about a
ship's kitchen, you know Well, I
found a One looking Swede and established him in my kitchen at $25 a week.
He seemed to be all rigrht, but presently
my neighbors complained that he was
throwing the refuse out of the window.
Old habit! He thought the window was
a porthole on a ship. I could never
break him of the trick and had to let
him go."
This reminds me of an experience a
friend has been having in the servant
girl line.
Hj had had several of the finest girls
on earth.
Etch one of them had but one fault.
She-would get marriea and retire.
Finally it came to a point whore he
had to get a man or do the cooking
He got a man
And thereby hangs a t/Ul.
;--—--    **'.-*     ■       ^ ■, y ■ a
"Fra Elberlus" Hubbard, whose wife
is suing for divorce, naming Alice
Moore as co-resnondent, haR written
in the Philisriti.e a little essay on "A
Genius and His Wife," thu allusions to
his own troubles being only thinly
veiled    He says;
- "The pace of the nonius is too rapid —
the woman grews breathless from running, and seeks to hold the man back.
He tries to carry her but Boon finds he
cannot. She wishes to minister to his
higher nature, but how can she when
he seems to want nothing but to be left
alone! V
"She weeps.
"The great outside world of ha en and
wom<Mi. does not know the mah, excepting by his work. They see his
picture, his statue; his book, or they
listen to his oration, his song, or watch
his performance from the parquet. His
wife is pointed out as a mere appendage—nobody cares for her! She is
wronged and stung—is she a stock, a
stone, a slave, a thing?
"Ah! She will show them! Straightway she sets out to be clever, too. She
seeks to rival her own liege.and turn
the curreat of admiration her way She
writes a book or prepares a paper, or
sings in public, or recites, or displays
her beauty in unique and splendid
"But, alas! the letters still come de
manding her husband's autograph, the
women stare at her coldly—it is all for
hiin'v .:-"  ■
"She chides, rebukes and he—awakening out of his lethargy, proves his
common clay by railing back. r
"Alas! It confirms her suspicions-
he is only clay, and common clay at
that. „ XXAA_- " —A _'_
now has company of her own—floor;
wal kers, clerks from the ribbon counter,
players on the clarionet, tenors who
sine in amateur operas. •
"When a man ceases to pay court to
his wife, other men are apt to. These
callers are smart In attire, smart in
repartee, clever, attentive »
"But not eternally—for one day a
tenof being ton smart, tahoiihg under
the popular illusion that the geniuMs
a fool, finds himself kicked into the
And thon our esteemed "Fra' gratuitously gives this piece of advice, which,
though good, wi'l never be heeded:
"My advice to all women who are
married to men who lovo their work
better than thoy love their wives: Do
not nag: do not struggle; do not obstruct; do not fights da not rival—just
be yourself.    You are only lovable
KAHU) ft SI/WAN R \ 11,WAY.
ft.-OO ii m. l.v.   KASF.O Art, flr1» p m
Mrlb* m Aa. HANDON Lv 1:<X) p m.
!*!T15WJlTJf>!f.U :i.\Yir,.\THtH A
5.-00H. m hv. NEIilON A». 7.15 p. m.
»:tw* * in Ah.   KAHM7 !,V. Hitth p m
Tlcksta noiA to alt mttt nt the UnltM
HUtti and Canada tin Omit Northern
and 0. R 4 N Company'* line*.
Por farther partlcatart call on or ad-
ROBERT mVINO. Manager, KmIo.
T« and trim ttntm* palate tUOmrtlat
art AMrteu \t*m.    Apftf  tm **9l*t 4*9-
rakw, rtPketean* foil Information to anyO.
C P. R Ataat. Haw Cmtat.
TiT 9. CBmnlogt.0,»,«.ktfi   Wttngpt*
David is
closing out
the entire
stook of
If •% 9
■I   m -flHK mtim* mm9m\ ^Amtl9999m9 m9A A9A ^mm
V i!\Ivi W VM'I I
in tha store
at cost price
Um. A. I>AVH>.      *AKl*»N,H.O.
when you are yourself Be a nobody
and sink yourself in your .work, just as
your husband sinks himself in his "
But why not put it this way: Stay
The recent address in Chicago on
"The Perils of Trade Unionism,".by
Clarence S. Darrow, the lawyor, who
appealed before the strike commission
as counsel of the Uniti d Mine Workers,
has aroused much comment in the labor
world. It is described as a note of
warning to organized labor, and is the
more interesting because it comes from
a man who haa long been a prominent
advocate of labor's claims. Mr. Darrow said in part:
''The phenomenal growth of trade-
unionism throughout the- last two or
three years, although uniaralleled. in
any other period of the 'world, is perhaps not unlike the growth of the
Knights of Labor some twenty years
ago. It does not follow (hat trade
unionism will live because it is so strong
today. When adversity comes, as it
must come under our present system of
production; when large numbers „ of
men are thrown out of employment,
then the great strain upon trades-
unionism will be felt. It is comparatively easy to organize workingmen
when all are employed or while worl^ is
plentiful. It is dittitult to sustain this
organization while many men are Uv-,
ing on the verge of starvation or want.
"The gteat growth of trade unionism
lias caused the working man to feel his!
power; It has! necessarily made many
of them arbitrary, unreasonable, and
unjus§ in their demands. This has. in
many places, awakened .a sense of resentment among a large class who
otherwise'.. would-be sympathetic ''to-*
wards the unions. For instance, in tho
late strike of the Anthracite coal workers, the sympathy of the whole country
was with" the strikers This was due
not to any special knowledge on the
pArt of the public of .the condition of
the Ftriking men, but to their hatred
against the coal trust, which had mon
opolized and put up the price on a
necessary product. Tne growth of these
great industrial monopolies, whose
business has been to take as much from
the public as the public would stand,
has set against them the great mass of
the common people. These people have
been sympathetic to trades unions, not
so much because they understood
trade unions, as because they hated
"At best, only a small proportion of
the real workingmen are reasonably
eligible to trade unionism, and many
others composing the great middle class
do not belong to the unions and cannot
reasonably be expected to belong to the
unions. This great middle class, which
really creates the svmpathv for the
common people, which; in feet, is tho
common people, have believed they
were plundered by the trusts and cor
porations, aiid have given aid to the
the trade unions are making unreason
able demands or unfair conditions, their
hosti Ity will be turned against trade-
unionism as it turned against the cor-
pnrate control". '„ ,-
, Continuing, Mr. Darrow observed
that the majority of trade unionists today devote their whole time to the raising of wattes. This he characterized as
"a delusion and a snare.'' "Trade
unionism,''he said "should turn Its attention toward the solution by law and
itidualrnl changes of tho day. He con-
"The energy now directed toward
simply organizing men and seeking to
better their condition by raising wages,
must be more largely turned toWard
the political and economic questions of
the day, upon which labor, capital and
wages depend.
"This great energy cannot be always
kept in the narrow channel In which it
Ih directed at tlm present time. It Is for
the trade unionists of the world to show
their ability and generalship by direct-
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