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Volume VIII.   No- 32.
NEW DENVER, B. C., MAY 9, 1901.
Price, $2.00 Yeab ADvrAcK
Gen^^ N^s PToat
Jn and About the Slocan and Neighboring Camps
that are Talked About.
%i
LOCAL   CHIT-CHAT.
The Bosun shipped another car of ore
this week.
AU miners' licenses expire the 31st of
this month.
D.L. Parham is located atRandsburg
in California.
Mrs. M. J. Ball is visiting her son,
George Long.
A son was born to Mrs. J. M. Morgan,
Sandon, on April 27.
Bosun hall will be crowded to the
doors May 16 and 17.
Ernest Harrop and wife returned
from England on Sunday.
There is considerable activity in
mining around Ainsworth.
The Emerald Duet will appear at
Slocan City May 18th and 14th.
A daughter was born Saturday night,
May 4, to Mr. and Mrs. A. C Brindle.
~ Heliry~Tattrie"' and~wife,~bf 'Sandohy
have taken up their residence in New
Denver.
Mrs. Jas. H. Currie left town on
Monday to joiu her husband in Trout
Lake City.
Sandon merchants will close their
stores at 7:80 p.m. daily and 9 o'clock
Saturdays.
A. W. Wright, of the Ajax, has gone
east to take a look at New York and
other places.
Commencing with the 18th inat, the
postbfflca wicket will open at 8 a. m. and
close at 6 p. m.
Mrs. N. McCoy Dilly, wife of H. Dilly,
Sandon, died last Thursday and was
buried Friday afternoon.
Goorgo Copeland, superintendent of
the K. & S. railway, died at Seattle a
few days ago of heart failure.
The social hop given In aid of the English church building fund Tuesday eve
was greatly enjoyed by those present.
The Thompson & Mltcholl building
was this week removed from Sixth street
to the lot behind the Bank of Montreal.
The lake has risen 8 to 10 Inches a day
the past week. Fishing is in fashion,
but those that are caught don't paddle
with flns.
Ed Angrignon has improved his brick
blook by adding a balcony front. This
lithe handsomest tonsorlal parlor In
the Slocan,
Kaalo will celebrate thn 2Uh So will
Silverton, with Rosebery to hear from.
New Denver will play ball and picnic
In the woods,
A. Mclnnes has ordered lumber and
will immediately erect another reel*
dence on the ground where the building destroyed by flro stood.
The purchase of another Gnat Mountain proportv was made this week by
Messrs, Wills & McNaught, the claim
lying Just east of the Turrls group.
Tho Knights of Pythlns have engaged
tho well-known Scotch entertainers,
Gavin Spcnce and Horn Macltonsld, to
give a performance in N«w Denver on
Mav Mrd.
Work on tho Hewett tramway will ho
commenced In a few days.    E. A.
Brown was awsiueu tne ummihk*.   «».
Witt 0» .V&>J kvikii,  kik  kuj.il, ii...-.   u7A.
cost W,ouo.
Thebaseo in tho Emerald duet i*
laid to be similar to that ol the Jubilee
,ir,.nTn Tr*»<»** will sowar at Bo«mn
hall, Thursday and Friday evening*,
Hay 1« and 17.
Sandon'* ladlm of the scarlet cloth
have taken to settling thttr disputes a
la pug. Piitie encounters are of fre*
quant oMttrrnniw, eneh «n« irwelHnf
tbe eity's exchequer.
A •cratch itiAiu w«mi> u fv.lv»ifU>„
Saturday to give the twirltrs of that
burg • retain *aa1*it. Tb* r#*oh was
a rietory for Us** Silverton team, the
u*»* standla* IS to 37.
i
The Ivanhoe, one of the big shippers
about Sandon, closed down on the 1st
of May, owing to the condition of tbe
lead market. A small force is retained
to push development work.
Rev. R. N. Powell, of Enderby, accompanied by Mrs. Powell and son,
spent a few days in New Denver this
week visiting friends. They are enthusiastic in their praise uf the beautiful
Lucerne.
Three fires were started in the bush
around the Bosun buildings Sunday
afternoon, and for a time it looked as if
the boarding house and all the mining
buildings would go, But the fire was
checked before any damage was done.
Tuesday afternoon the weather clerk
favored us with an April shower, so
juicy and lubricating as to make even
a servant of His Majesty relax his dignity sufficiently to dance the "hoochie-
koochie" across the street in front of the
Ledge office.
The bridge crossing Carpenter Creek
was completed this week. It is said to
be the most substantial structure of
this nature ih the Slocan, and will not
give an inch under 40 tons pressure;
Its cost, together with the approaches
thereto, will be in the neighborhood of
$800.
Sandon baseball enthusiasts think H
would be a "monumental josh" to play
such teams as Silverton and New Denver can get together. It wouldn't be
the first time the Sandon boys were
"joshed" on these grounds, so let them
hustle along with their monumental
nerve—restorers.
A Toronto editor said that the recent
delegation from Kootenay to Ottawa
contained the greatest lot of uuanointed
dubs that ever addressed the House.
As a measure Is to be introduced this
week In the House providing for the
granting of a bonus on refined load it
looks as though the "dubs" were not so
dubby after all.
Mr. Justice Irving has handed down
his judgment in thn action of Marino
vs. Alexander et al, a suit arising out
of the working of the Marion mine on
Silver mountain. The judgment goes
into the evidence submitted at the trial
of the case somewhat voluminously
occupying 60 typewritten (olios. Judge
Irving gives Marino a verdict for 1600
each as agaliut the other members of
the partnership and rules that he is en*
titled to remuneration for his services
a** superintendent of tbe work at the
property at tho rate of $5 per day. An
accounting of the affairs of the partner-
ahip Is further ordered.
MINK   IlIVIIIKNIia  IN   Aritii,,
The aggregate dividends paid by the
umtal mlnoi of America for the month
of April amounted to just nine cents
lets than eight million dollars, The
State of Montana led In tho amount
paid, but Colorado led all others In
point ol uumbem. In Molilalia tlm
Anaconda Coppor Mini-* nnd the Amalgamated Copper Mines paid ll,50ft/»K)
ouch, this IlaUl Butte 115,000 and Parrot
Copper Uit4,275. In Colorado the number of dividend payers wm ly, and the
nmrmnt mitt mWi.i¥>n In Mlrhltmn the
Calumet and lief la paid $l,»«,0i)t», andf
tlie Wolverine Coprw ftp*»,<*»>. Call-
fornia came next with eight payers,
aggregating $M?,t*6, and Utah foilow
«d with five payers, aggregating 1220,
:*.w;..    ?;. ?..:::'}■ yv."**-*  ♦*>.« i|mMi,i,,(
paid $150,000; in Idaho the Bunker Hill
and Sullivan paid f21,000 and the Empire State tfi0,5M; In Alaska the Tread*
well paid 175,000; In British Columbia
the Centre Star paid $65,000- In Kansas
th« tltilnn Zinc and Laarf Mini** paid
•I6/»(H In Missouri the Doe Hon Lead
Iflticx paid 113,000; In Arizona the La
Fortune Mines paid tti&Mh in Central
America the N. «. ami Honduras
Roeerto paid ItS/JOn, and In Nevada the
IWco HoimMake paid !!,!•/*>.
KKSIDKNCKS     BTUNKl).
New Denver seldom has a"fire. Five
years ago the Slocan hotel was burned
to the ground, and it was the first and
last fire of any importance that visited
the town until last Sunday morning,
when the dwelling occupied by J. K.
Clark and the home of Recorder Mc-
Innis, adjoining, were completely destroyed. The fire started in the Clark
dwelling, and had gained great headway when discovered. Mrs. Clatk was
awakened about 2 o'clock by the smoke
and, upon going down stairs, found the
kitchen in flames She wakened the
household, but they barely had time to
escape with the clothing nearest to hand.
Not a piece of furniture was saved;The
fire ignited the Mclnnes home and it
quickly burned to the ground. Help
was quickly on the scene and much of
the furniture in the latter house was
safely taken out. The heat was intense
and it was with great difficulty that the
buildings close by were saved.
Tho loss will be in the neighborhood
of $4,000. Mr. Clark had recently
moved into the residence where the fire
started. It was owned by ^Herman
Wolf, of Montreal, and was insured for
•500, There was no insurance on Mr.
Clark's furniture. It was valued at
upwards of $1,200. Mr. Mclnnes had
just finished an addition to his home,
and valued the building at 11,000.   His
iOss~
10   'dsmiiatcw
XQv
av    A|F.--,wvf~"
^«/*l
he
eini,.t,it
carried $500 insurance The'.origin, of
the fire is a. mystery. There had been
no fire in the Clark dwelling since six
in the evening. The flues were in good
condition. The doors weve locked when
the family retired, but when Mrs.
Clark rushed down stairs she found the
back door open and the house ablaze
SCHOOL  REPORT.
In connection with tliis report I wish
to make the following explanation with
reference to the pupils In the senior
division. Most of these pupils are too
far advanced to depend entirely on
what information they may pick up
during school hours. Their parents
should see that they study their work
at home'if they expect them to be successful. Their work can be easily detected by examining their monthly reports. Tho pupils should, and most of
them do, obtain almost a full mark in
deportment, reading, dictation, geography, Canadian history, English his-
tory and physiology, while In grammar,
composition, arithmetic and book-keep*
ing a full mark is not to be expected.
In the fifth and third classes the competition is keen, while iu the fourth
class there is no competition at all, one
pupil studies his work and obtains
nearly 100 per cent, more than any of
the others in his class each month. The
highest mark obtained In tho fifth class
for April was 759, while another pupil
had 701. Tho highest mark obtained
In the third class was 405, another following with 490. Whereas In tho fourth
class the highest mark obtained was
508, the next highest 888, a difference of
2U0,and this is what occurs each month,
Tho following U the standing obtained for April.
HKNIOII ijivihiox.
5th CIM.H.--A I. McDougall, .1. A.
Irwin, W. It Vallance, C. L. Irwin, E
O. Irwin. C. M Neabltt, 11. Mnedonald
4th Clasn.-U. Hluinenauor, H.Baker,
l*\ Dingman, C Macilotiald, K. Byrne*,
F. Clark, C J Vallance
8rdCta»f.~M. Avi-on, 1*. Taylor, V
Lawrence, fi   Baker, Geo  .Sproat, .1
Cropp. L. A. Kni'h, M. L. XcnMtt, S.
Carey.
J. lawtn, Teacher.
.IIHH'flt  MVMtns
-2nd('la«,Xr.-P. Ruw*, H. Hill,
H. NtithArlan.}. M. Sutherland, (1 Williams, H. Neh-oit and W (leverequal.
W. Mcltougall, M. Mel one*.
2nd Class, Jr.—L. Lawrence. A Vsl*
AT   THK   HAKTXKY.
Operations at the Hartney are going
ahead satisfactorily to the management,
and the property is proving up ;'well.
The oro shoot is at present a foot across,
six inches of which is' clean ore pi a
very high grade. ThiB ore body has
been encountered in the lower tunnel,
at a depth of 400 feet, and with every
foot driven ahead the ore widens.
The Hartney management is doing
all that money and talent can do to
make a mine out of their property. It
has already cost the company in the
neighborhood of $60,000, but they are
well satisfied with developments so far
and intend to keep the work going.
The management is confident that, the
property will be a big thing and is conducting all operations on an extensive
scale
The great draw back is the incomplete condition of the Silver Mountain
road. There is a mile of road yet to be
built by the Government and when this
is done the company will have its connecting ; road completed, when shipments can their be made on a large
scale. Everything is being done to induce the Government to complete the
road at an early date, and the management is; hopeful of succeeding. The
last payment on the property falls due
in July, by which time it is hoped that
the road will be open direct to the mine
that heavv shipments wlli be possible.
FAKE   STOCK   COMPANIES.
SLOCAN   ORB   SHIPMENTS.
The total amount of ore shipped from
the Slocan and Slocan,City mining
divisions for the year 1900 was, approximately, 85,000 tons, Since January, 1
to May 4. 1901, the shipments have
been as follows:
Week
Payne ...,.,,.,	
Last Chance.,   , JO
Slocan Star	
Ruth	
Bosun    SO
Hewett.....	
American Boy    48
Ivanhoe    40
Trade Dollar	
Sovereign	
Wonderful	
Arlington	
Two Friends,....,	
KnUrprlss    20
Hartney.   so
Black Prince	
aoodenough	
Miller Creek.
Reco.
Sunset (Jackson Basin)	
SuiiseUOan.aoldPlelds..,,
Sliver Kins*	
Rod Fox	
Antolne
Queen Bess.
nnltor.,
Corinth	
Bondholder.
Rambler.
65
SO
70
surprise	
Kaslo Group	
Chapleau..;.	
speculator	
AJax	
Hoho	
Kuilly Edith	
Phoenix	
OTftk'	
V.»     *1<M.IIMMItlM
to
Total
1488
798
S45
sat
S40
520
648
830
140
U7
4
ISM
40
160
140
100
146
SO
166
HO
M
14
43
16
871
846
66
SS
18t
to
10
16
lu
in
is
to
10
40
SO
Total tons  857 9,407
TWKI.VE   MILK   AND   VIC1NITT.
Things are looking very bright for
Twelve Mile this spring. New properties are being opened up and old onus
fast made Into shippers. At tho V. A M.
Devon men are employed, and a 20-ton
shipment of high-grade dry ore was
•nade this week. This property gives
great promise On the London group
Allan it Corey have also developed a
«*nnil thing
C. II. Taylor returned from his eastern trip lnsl vu-'-k hihI has reopened
lite hotel at Ten Mile landing A. C
Allan iK'tUim-i'viiigntcHlRat Ihe Vuvoy
hotel, Twelve Mile. Both theMi bonne*
Kill apply for
JlUU-  IIIOirtillK  "I
*ioiM*rn
n "vrm Bring the Bonus
[Statement of the "■■Heeds of the Mining Industry!
Set Forth at Ottawa;
During tho visit of the raining delegation at Ottawa Messrs. 6. O Buchanan and J. Roderick Robertson prepared the following statement of the
case and laid it before the ministers and
members, which covers points that were
not brought out at the full hearing of
delegation:
"The total output of silver lead ores
in British Columbia from 1888 to the
end of 1900 was of the value of |20,000,-
000. For the year 1900 alone the value
was nearly 15,000,0007 Prior to the refusal of the American trust to handle
such ores it was estimated that the output for 1901 would be $7,500,000.
"The capacity of the two Canadian
lead smelters at present in operation,
including that of one friendly smelter in
the United States, does not exceed 80
per cent, in all of the ore that could
have been produced this year, and the
refineries to which the silver-lead bullion must go for the separation of its
contents are all in the United States
1imiTnnnThirh"a^
Smelting and Refining Company.
"The American Smelting and Refining Company is capitalized at 1100,000,-
000, and within the last few days has
been, .according to common report,
amalgamated with the Amalgamated
Copper Company of the United States,
the Anaconda Copper Co., and the Boston & Montana Copper Co.; all of these
having been merged into one trust,
with an aggregate capital of $500,000,-
000. From the 1st January, 1901, the
American smelting trust, which had
been taking more than 60 per cent, of
the B. C. silver-lead ores, has absolutely refused to take any of such ores at
Its smelters. Its refineries are still open
to Canadian smelted bullion, but at an
advance of rates from $8 to $12 per ton,
which rates are liable at any moment to
be increased further. Additional smelting capacity equal to about two-thirds
of our production of ore must be immediately provided if our nines aro to
continue at work.
"The capital for the erection of such
smelters In Canada is in sight, but Is
available only on condition that sn outlet to the world's market for lead,
wholly independent of the American
trust is provided. If this cannot be secured It will result that the necessary
smelters will be located In the Unl*Vd
States.
"There is in Canada a consumption of
lead in various manufactured forms of
about 18,000 tons per annum. This st
present is supplied chiefly from Great
Britain, Belgium and Germany. A refinery established in Canada would
supply the Canadian consumption and
find a market In Kurope for thn balance
of the lead. There Isa possible market In
the Orient for a limited quantity of lead,
hut only In competition with very low
prlmi hud from Australia and nl«-
wltere. The sliver content* of bullion
refined in Canada can be. marketed to
advantag*: in Ihe I'nlted i-Mate* an it I*
not subject to any larlff rentrlctlons.
of from $8 to $4 per ton of lead bullion,
in favor of the United States refinery.
The transfer of the lead refinery business to Canada would create a considerable industry in the manufacture of
lead products throughout Canada,
would mean the disbursement of $8,000,-
000 per annum (a large proportion of
which would be expended for labor)
which is now almost entirely disbursed
in the United States.
"Tho erection of a refinery plant of
capacity for the lead output would involve the outlay of about $250,000. But
a very large amount of capital, varying
from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 irould be
locked up in the stocks of lead bullion
which it would be necessary foi the refinery to carry. It is in view of the
risks involved in this large investment,
exposed as it would be to the competition of the United States smelting trust,
that the request is made to the Dominion government for a bonus of $5 per
ton upon a limited quantity of lead re*
^nedi_"Canada7within—a-iimited-time,"-
and it is certain that without such aid
no lead refinery will under existing conditions be erected in Canada. Should
it appear that no encouragement of this
kind is to be expected from the Dominion government there are two alternative courses open to the owners of the
producing silver-lead mines of British
Columbia.  These are:
"1st. The sale of the mines to the
American trust. It is helieved by many
that the design of the trust is to secure
control of the sources of lead production,
thereby putting Itself in a position to
limit output and dictate prices.
"2nd. The erection of Independent
smelters and refineries at convenient
points In the United States. Such
plants could, under the bonding regulations, reach the Canadian and Euro*
pean markets, and at the same time
avail themselves of the above enumerated special privileges open to United
StateB establishments.
"The silver-lead mines are all within
one hundred miles of the United States
territory, and have ready access thereto
both by rail and water.
"Mention has been made heroin only
of the silver-lead mines of B. C, but it
(swell known that similar ores are
plentiful and are to some eitent mined
in Eastern Canada. A Canadian re*
finery would give new life to those enterprises and probably lead to tbe development of further important mines
in Eastern Canada.
"Assistance to be effective should be
promptly given, as many of the mines
are already closed, and others must
close. The sale of half a dozen of the
loading mines to the trust, or the establishment of competing smelters In
United States territory closn to the
mines, would leave no sufficient vol*
umo of ore supply free to form the basis
for a Canadisu smelting and leflning
liuliiHtry
"Should the American trout purchase
the mines, their (tollcy will probably he.
m greatly  rciliu-i* th# output, and to
'The market pr!.«**» of h'nd l» th-
liquor liieiiM» at"the'''"lt*H",S,aU'*' tm'^'i tr'm * '" l1 m,tf j,h"*  Vr"ct,l**,l*v *xt*n>"dsh what has
tho license 'cnnmls*'*"*'t,rt,mrt ••■Kher th*n the priei* in any proiniwd io become one  ol Canada'*
) other i-oun'ry.   ThHr Ixmin producer l» I mo*tt valuable indtiHtries."
i.Kilwtcd bv a duty a^aiiiHl foreign lead 1
of I| cisiit.M per pound, if imported !i,i
the form of ore, and 2J c »t* per pound |
WITH   KOOTICffAr   I.K/MI.
HAII.WAY   THAt'KMKV.
•M.iiuiiu, .%,!»., .klfix *«'.—- < <«<; i...;*...'
Unlay nilli « c/iigo ol 27.000 l«u» of ie»t\
T  tl   M<-Mi»»i<i.tkiin
tl imported in trie form m Miieitod tiut.i „   ..    ,     ,
tioii    i inCm .Hate* Rtmjktk'iR .unk u*
Miierie* ar.», liosruver. allowed to treat
■ .I   S    11'ilf,	
.,..,.,.i r \*,.i.;.
1st Header, Hr.~W ^l>itt,l! Baker,
8. Irwin, D. fl.annon, M. (Isvtr, U.
Blumenauer.
Pt. Jnd Cla»«, Sr—K. Bargets, t
Burgess, A. Osby, N. Hill. M. Murray,
V. Stifh«r!,inff, FT. rVAwrj*.
Pt. 1st, Sr.-K Baker, M Vallance,
B. Wmuuuii, C. Kelson, V. Cropo, Ivy
Sproat.
Pt. t*t, Jr.-K. Shannon, P Cook, E
Burgess W.C'-t.y, V. NwbiU.
Mr-« IlitirtY)!*, Tea«*et.
7ft ,,       ITJ ™W%X    Iwdalfaf.ljn.ofiiin lu tend, «r«Uf«
ll,Ui»o»ly« portion of the co»Hg,,. |wd M nl|,   „,
-..•ni.  iy»0 tons having preceded It. thf nmni^.  imttttrU„t.     Thu* upon
i lie lesd w*u biileo to Amwerf», snd is
the largest shipment of Canadian lead
ever made. After reaching It* destination it will be made Into white lead, red
lead, orange and litharge, and the like,
snd then returned to Canada to be used
ut the Ttmnulscturc ol paint
W'hw the hot Wi'ftther rush*** tip***
New IVnver ]]k« a J-sndon man after a
gin fits. John Willii.rni will bring his
bmtvt ©f cold drinkik u.to sctio* and
frust the tffwt < au»wi bv an overheated
»tmo«phwe.
nr>-»r»
esiiiton of foreign lead itttU+l (hey
have ten p«r d*-nl..or *2<JOpound*, which
they are free to soil In their own market at the higher price there obtainable.
They have also the advantage of extracting the gold and silver contents of
the bullion at points close to lite cities
whure the«e can b# nold, where***. In th*
case of a refinery located any when- In
Canada heavy charges far expresaage
would tie involved.
"Tb*"*e two item* amount to a bonus
r.»i.r»»«i»t(»t**»r** fht.
of Itftllwsv Trackmen.
pa*M«>d through the Slocan this week
organising brunches of the order at
*ev»*r»» points alonff the linn of tbe C.
P. U.   The organiicatbn now  covers
• >       ■•      .  . .     r »i ,,.„   .,.,.1
'"*■'■■   '■"'" * '•      •      '   ' " ■    •"*- "is     -■-
is doing very much to advance the interests of the employee* and at thn
asms time give the company better service. A committee representing this
orgsnixstion was recently sent to Moot*
r»»/il tn fntervtew tho ^nernl manager
of the road regarding certain grievances
ctiiupUiuiMl of. All thu rcqusiU of thc
rommittr« weie favorably received and
It will mum to Montreal this month to
»w*ir» the final answer of th* company
ef*>n certain point* bronchi up THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B. C, MAY 9, 1901.
Eighth 'Year
The Ledge is two dollars a year in advance. When not so paid it is $2.50 to parties worthy of oredit. Leeal advertising 10 cents a
nonparlel line first insertion, and 5 cents a line each subsequent insertion. Readho* n'otices 25 cents a line, and commercial advertising
graaed in prices according to circumstances.
FELLOW PILGRIMS: Thu Ledge is located at New Denver. B. C. and can be traced to many parts of the earth. It comes to the front
•very Thursday and has never been raided by the sheriff, snowslided by oheap silver, or subdued by the fear of man. It workB for the trail
blazer as well as the bay-windowed and champagne-flavored capitalist. It aims to be on the right side of everything and believes that hell
should be administered to the wicked in large doses. It has stood the test of time, and an ever-Increasing naystreak is proof that it is
better to tell the truth, even if the heavens do occasionally hit our smokestack. A. chut* of job work is worked occasionally for the benefit
of humanity and the financier. Come in and see us, but do not pat the bull dog on the cranium, or chase the blaok cow from our water
barrel:   one Is savage and the other a victim of thirst.   One of the noblest works Of creation is the man who always pays the printer; he is
Because I know the best living
microscopists are unable to certify
to the purity or impurity of vaccine
pus—falsely called lymph—still less
to its harmlessness. The theory is
that vaccination protects, then any
mah has the right to protect himself and family against neglect of
his neighbor. Either one of two
things are true: either vaccination
protects, in which case the vaccinated are not endangered by the
un vaccinated; or else vaccination
does not protect, in which case no
one has a right to compel another
to run the risk of so dangerous and
useless a rite. An individual's
right to purity and integrity of
person.against unsought defilement
by enforced, legalized vaccination
is self-evident."
sure of a bunk in paradise, with thornless roses for a pillow by night, and nothing but Bold to look at by day.
R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.
The Ledge.
A pencil cross in this square
Indicates that your subscription is due, and that the editor
wishes once again to look at
your collateral.
THURSDAY,   MAY 9,    1901.
Many years ago
when the bloom
Among
l llli \^CIIU3 the town of Pe-
trolea it was a warm locality. Wine
and oil flowed freely, although
within its gates the blue mud clung
to the inhabitant's like unto the
affection of the Grim Reaper for a
fat Coon. Many fortunes have
been made in this camp. The one
attached to J. TEL Fairbank is probably the largest. He is a born
financier, and gave me my first
lesson in finance when I tried to
tap his bank in '79. J. H. has a
residence good enough for a Slocan
millionaire. It looks lonesome
amid the forest of derricks, and
perched upon the high bank of
Bear creek, a stream that is consumptive and has a complexion
spotted with tar. John should
~have"bnilfritnn-xvew"Denver*where
all is beautiful, except the times.
I met Tip Corey and rehearsed a
few lines of the disty past anent
the days when we trod the planks
in the old Oil Exchange Hall, and
delighted the natives with the rendition of the drama. Those were
happy days, especially in the last
acta which were usually played
with Charley Errington in his star
act of pitching high balls. Tip can
get plenty of money at the bank
now by simply writing hiR name at
the bottom of a cheque set in figures,
but it has not swelled him any. In
fact his clothes are not as large as
once they were, and Tip is not
likely to live more than 40 years.
Time has marked so many people
around Petrolea so strongly that in
many cases I could not recognize
the friends of my Sunday school
days. This does not apply to Billy
Covert. Bill looks about the same
as he did when he hung up his blue
coat after the American war failed
by Lee making an assignment to
Grant. Bill was in Chicago a short
time ago attending a re-union of
his old regiment. As he entered
the room where the old boyn of the
20th Illinois were assembled they
all jumped to their feet and exclaimed, "Why, it's Little Bill!"
They all knew him, but they were
so badly marked by time that he
could hardly recognize any of the
old comrades who had helped him
pump lead into the gray line at
Hhiloh and other hot spote.
I left Petrolea with the usual re-
I
and returned to my side and howled for a match. I illuminated,and
then he told me the hardest luck
story of the season. "Young man,
(most everybody took me for 30
years in the east), I have just got
out of tbe hospital. I worked 33
years for the Union Pacific, and
while conductor of a train in 1898
it went through a bridge killing 47
passengers and breaking 18 bones
in my body. One of my eyes was
torn and my jaw shattered (now
well). I laid 21 months without
moving, and in 36 months was discharged. The company gave me
$80,000,besides a pension of $3,000
a year and a salary of $147 a month
as long as I am unfit to work." I
assured the man 'from Cheyenne
that he had indeed been up against
hard rock, but wondered why he
did not buy his tobacco from the
newsy. On the same train were a
band Of show people. Most of the
theatrical profession are a lot of
dubs and sticks with knife-blade
hearts and purses that seldom carry
a trace of anything richer than a
bon-bon. They will strut and
stride as if they owned the earth
and all the corner lots in New
Denver when an assay would prove
that they could not buy the tacks
for a location' notice. I was highly
amused at one little woman, with a
blonde top-knot, who belonged to
the troupe aforesaid. She had a
tragic air, and when she walked
gret, and two pair of new socka
might have had threes, but mother
ran out of yam and could not use
the kind 1 brought home.
At Harnia I found Harry Gorman
■till addicted to writing editorials,
and Robert Mi-Adams publishing
the Canadian. Mac is the father
of Billy McAdams of Sandon,a fact
much in hi* favor.
IM* 74 miles from Port Huron
to Detroit and the fare on the
trolley line is II. I took the remedy and landed in Detroit without
a tear in my tan shoes. The city
waa taking a bath and I got out of
mv rata oy oaiung on At van t own*-, expaaftive power ol a
WuJ.      AI-.All ItAti A^Hiti UiftUj   ^tJfct-A   tuiiul.,    hO    illtti    ilii'
in India, Borneo and other far-off
dimes, mo an evening with bira wa®
like a seance with several books of
travel. Hi* next sojourn will lie
in ftervia, where he %<*e* Ut manage
an oil company.
Strange people are often on the
oars. Coming out of Windsor on
the swift C.P. K. express I sat down
beside a man who looked like a defeated pugilist. 1'uggy growled a
rerjnest for sonif tonaivo. Then
for a knife. Then his pipe would
not draw, but I had not a broom.
up and down the aisle of the day
coach she gesticulated like a heroine
with a load on her mind. Her
voice had that brassy, stagey tone
of the female villain when she finds
everything is discovered and there
is nothing left but flight. Every
once and a while she looked at me
as if I were a piece of bric-a-brac
away from home. When I caught
her eye she would switoh into it an
expression much the same as a millionaire has in an unlimited poker
game when a white chip falls on
the floor. She in her own mind
was no doubt greater than Sally
Burnedhard. while all around her
were too common to even have
names. Thus does the mimic life
of the stage make dubs of some
women, whose place in life is beside the kitchen piano.
•nAj«i« -_, We hear   much
KOintSOn these days about
Varrint>   vaccination.      In
V OVARII IC   various   parts of
Canada, where smallpox prevails,
{>oople are compelled by the author-
ties to take the pus of cow-pox
into their systems whether they
desire it or not. Such a law is an
outrage upon the liberties of man,
and should tie thrown into the
"hell-box" of exploded fads, and
bygone superstitions. A law compelling people to be clean is wanted
and not one that will shorten life
by inoculating the human frame
with filth taken from the scabs on
a bovine's belly. The whole thing
is a delusion, and it is high time
that compulsory vaccination was
done away with. In support of
this article we quote what some
fearless doctors have said about it:
Dr. Kpps, who for 2*5 years was
director of the Jenner Institute,
says: ♦• Vaccine vims is a poison.
As such it penetrates all organic
Hysteius. It is neither antidote nor
corriffent, nor does it neutralise the
smallpox, but only paralyzes the
good com.ti-1
back upon the mucous mem brant*, i
Nobody has the right to transplant
such a mischievous poison into the}
life of a child." I
l>r.  .Met Wilder,  an  eminent]
scholar and professor of physiology!
in the United States Medical College of New York:   "Vaccination j
is the infusion of a contaminating
element into the system, and after
such contamination you can never
hope to regain the farmer purity of
body;   thus  tainted,  the body k
made liable to a host of ailments.
effect follows cause. A vaccinated
people will always be a sickly,
short-lived and degenerate people."
Dr. Winterburn, of New York,
says he "found the densest ignorance of facts relating to vaccination
prevalent. Vital statistics,gathered
from every quarter of the globe, establishes the fact, that smallpox,
like other zymoses (or contagious),
originates from unsanitary modes
of life, and cannot be effectually
conquered but by removing the
cause."    • -a"
Dr. C. W. Amerige, of Springfield, Mass., says: "Symosis depends upon the impurities within
the system, and Jennerism by its
practices of infusing filth into the
body, has done more to promote
disease, than all other practices
combined. It transmits the most
disgusting and malignant disorders.
Let us inquire into the origin of
vaccine virus. Jenner denied it-
was spontaneous with cows, but
that the men who groomed horses
suffering with 'grease or glanders'
communicated it to the bo vines
from their filthy hands. This
•grease7 disease results in a poisonous virus forming at the heels of
the horse, and this itcher Jenner
advised-using.—- Jenner__vaccinated
his own son into the grave. Dr.
Collins proved by post-mortem examination that 'glanders' is identical with pulmonary consumption
in the human, hence vaccination
transmits it oftentimes. Of all professional dogmas of past or present,
none have wrought greater physical
injury to the race than the theory
and practice of vaccination."
Oliver W. Holmes, of the medical
school of Havard University, said:
"If the entire materia medica were
throwu into the sea, it would be all
the better for humanity—and all
the worse for the fishes."
In an investigation by the British
parliament, in 1871, regarding vaccination, many eminent physicians
and citizens testified: "That vaccination leaves scrofula behind;
lymph lays the foundation for consumption and infant mortality;
causes serious affections of the eyes,
ears, throat and mind; causes ulcerous sores and boils of the most
dangerous kind; causes cancer, erysipelas and other vile diseases."
No wonder England has made vaccination optional everywhere, for it
made sad havoc amongst tbe soldiers, as well as the community.
It should be optional or totally forbidden in tho United States, if we
value good health.
Dr. Alex. Ross, of Toronto.Ont.,
a man of 40 years' experience, is
opposed to vaccination, because no
rational theory has been or can be
advanced to support the ridiculous
assumption that vaccination pro*
tecti from smallpox, and one thing
is certain, that thousands of children are killed annually by vaccination or its after effects. I know
that 1,100 children under 12 years
of age were vaccinated into smallpox and died from it in 1885 in
Montreal.
GKT   A   TRAVELING   LIBRARY.
The provincial government,- anxious
to give the residents anil settlers in out
of the way places some of the advantages enjoyed by urbanites, has been to
great pnine and considerable expense
to extend the traveling library system
founded some three years ag*o,and there
are now some 24 libraries of 100 volumes
each in circulation, from the west coast
of the Island to 150-Mile House.Cariboo.
Tlie. system was designed to place within tho reach of the residents of farming*
districts and mountain mining- camps a
small but choice library at no" expense
to the reader, and it has proved very
successful. So far but very few farming
communities and mining towns of the
interior have taken advantage of the
opportunity offered by the government
for securing a free public library, and
it is the purpose of this article to call
this fact to the attention of our readers,
and to point out to the residents ofNew
Denver that they should at once set
about procuring one of these libraries,
convinced as we are that it would prove
of great value to the community and a
source of pleasure and profit to our
people.
.E. O. S. Scholefield, provincial librarian, Victoria, has charge of the libraries,
and to whom -ill communications on the
subject should be addressed. Twenty-
five male residents of any community
may, after electing a trustee who will
be held responsible for the books to the
amount of $50, make application for a
case of books. These cases contain 100
volumes by standard authors, and, comprise works on social and natural
science, literature, history, biography
ahd fiction. Works on technical subjects of interest to the locality are also
included. Within two or three weeks
after application has been made the case
will be received by the local librarian,
who is chosen by the applicants. The
case will be allowed to remain in the
one locality for six months, when direc
tions will be given for its shipment to
some other point, and another case will
be received in its place. There is absolutely no charge for the use of the
books, and the C.P.R , ever desirous of
promoting the welfare and pleasure of
the people living in the most remote
parts of the province, and realizing that
transportation charges in some cases
might prevent their taking advantage
of this opportunity of securing a public
library, carries the cases of books to
and from all points on its rail and
steamboat lines free, aud is affording
the government everv facility at its
disposal in their efforts towards making
the system a success.
Relative Strength of Metals.
An iron wire one-tenth of an inch in
diameter will sustain a weight of 705
pounds before breaking. A copper wire
of the same diameter will support 385
pounds. A gold wire of the same
diameter, 191 pounds. A tin wire of
same diameter, 47 pounds. A silver
wire of same diameter, 25 pounds.
/
Millon
watches
A  SHIPMENT
JUST
ARRIVED
AND
MORE TO
FOLLOW
IN A
SHORT
TIME.
THESE WATCHES WERE ORDERED
SIX MONTHS AGO.      THEY   CAN
ONLY BE HAD BY'ORDERING,, SIX
MONTHS IN  ADVANCE, SUCH IS
THE DEMAND FOR THEM.
Are you thinking of buyliiji? S*e these first.
They arc. without doubt, the loading American
Made Watch. Perfect beauties. See them In my
window.
Watch repalrlm* ut riffht prices. Satisfaction
guaranteed. Return postage jwid on nil repairs
sent by mail.,
G.  W.  GRIMMETT, Graduate Optician
and Jeweler.
SANDON.'JB. C.
Day, May
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GALLON
$60.
No. 44, K. W. C. Block, Nelson, B.C.
T.O. Box«7
So successful was our opening Spring Sale last
Saturday, that we have concluded to go deeper
into our Dry Goods stock. On SATURDAY
NEXT, MAY 11, we will throw down our line of
Gents' Shirts
ALL KINDS
and give you your pick at a mite above cost.
Bargains also in our line of
Ladies' Dress Goods
SUMMER WEAR.
Bourne Bros.,
'NEW-DENVER* B.C.
XI
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Dealers in
ORE BAGS
AND TWINES
A large stock always on hand.   Write for price*
Watch
Repairs
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tquitlv m w»ll h*
until M If  you Un
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forlnr roonrjr.
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nelson, Pbone 254
Fresh Goods and full
weight is oar motto, and
oar business is fast com*
ing to the front We
have tho finest lanch
and Ico Cream Parlors
in the city	
-ai well t» the Kot
A C/UX ROI.ICITKD.
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NELSON, B. C.
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Finest Stock of Imported Goods in the upper country.   All leading brands of
Canadian Whiskies
Dawson's Perfection, Usher's, Dewar's, Mitchell's and Doctor's
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Oold.Hllver-l.ewl and (3<>p|ier Minus wanted at the KXOHANOB.
FREE MILLING GOLD |iro*»rtiM wanted at once for Raatern Iiivuturt.
ParUea having mining property lor w|e are miueitad to send Mrapleu of Ibrlr or* to
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All namulai ihould be Mnt by Ex-irei*. pre'tAiil.
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assured of pleasant accommodations.
7      "m      ;     .      . Proprietor.
HENRY 8TBGB;
SMOKE
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UNION MADE
Brown Bros*.
Tht Jeweler*, N«l*on.
SILVERWARE
A full Hue of vKUe.wme h»h! eltofce
Owifecttonerv at
1UPX3L I! It ftN\  vU/ It    A V \\ Wi/ It It 11 It WCll It a
Capital <*H I*** «P) 512,0^W.00
Reamed tund  >   t    7,000,000.00
Undivided proflta  .   j   »1<X0B4,04
aKAif orricic, wonthicai-.
Kt. Hon. Lord fttWATiicoifa «.td Moout RorAL, G.GM.G. President.
IIom. G. A. Drommokd, Vice President.
E. a Cuhjhtok, General Manajrer,
Branches id all parts ol Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, nnd
the United Stttet.
New Denver branch
te B, DE VFBEk, Manager
He then wended hia wobbly way to J Ooturamption follow* in the foot
the biggage car, oleaml hit* pit* (Ntepa of vatvination •** »*rt»l»li
J '" Ootnteetlonerv at r|    ' * 1
/ Eighth Year.
THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B. C, MAY 9 1901.
w
TBE   LETTER   HE   DID   NOT   MAIL.
As he left the house in the morning-,
Said his wife: "Here's a letter to mail;
And see that you don't forget it!"
So he told her, of course, he'd not fail.
Ab he placed it into his pocket
The address on the letter he saw,
And the name waB somewhat familiar—
It was that of his mother-in-law.
And then a grim fact he remembered a
That his wife had threatened to send
And invite her to make a lon_ visit—
What else could this letter portend ?
A look of profound resolution
TDid over his features prevail;
For a week it reposed in his pocket— i
The letter he did not mail.
Then one evening,when home returning,
He met his dear wife at the door,
Who asked if he'd mailed that letter
She gave him the week before.
He told her, of course, he had mailed it;
"Then it's very peculiar," said Bhe,
"For I'd written before to mother
To ask her to visit me.
"Aud that letter was to inform her
I'd rather she'd wait till next fall;
But here she arrived this morning-
She uever received it at all!"
Until he was alone he waited,
Then kicked himself like a flail,
And tore into uttermost atoms
The letter he did not mail.
—Boston Globe.
MINING   IN  BRITISH  COLUMBIA,
J.  I).  Kendall   Telia   More About the
Golden Cache Pake Mine.        ■
Continuing hia article in the B. C.
Beview, of London, Eng., part of which
was reproduced in these columns last
week, J. D. Kendall says, relating to
the Golden Cache niine:
"The company, was incorporated on
the lbth July, 1896. Mining operations
were commenced by it some time after
the 28rd of the same month. On the
llth December of that year a report
was made on the property by J. A. Mac-
farlane to the directors which gave the
following list of values obtained by him:
Sample   $
inside tunnel, east side...
west side.,
east side..
west side..
Outside sample, from east.,
(over tunnel.,
from west	
1
2
3
4
1
2
8
4
5
6
1
2
8
i
5
1
_2_
2.50
.62
.25
.25
1.25
.25
.50
.25
.75
.55
5.50
1.50
2.25
1.50
8.00
2.50
_^50
to believe they had a mine, instead of
which they had only a worthless little
hole in the ground.
"Below are some extracts from the
reports of Superintendent Rives, who
followed Macfarlane:
"Nov. 18,1897. ?The ore is peculiar
and mistifying, it is idle to attempt to
be guided by assays, the only thing to
be relied upon is the mill returns. The
battery assays are exceedingly low.'
"Sept. 4,1898. 'I have dismissed^—
-—, and will endeavor to prevent letters from being written that relate to
the mine; so far as I can do so.'
"Sept. 5. 'The great bulk ot the ore
sent to the mill since this starting has
been of an exceedingly low grade.lower
than heretofore reduced, and much
lower than I have ever known to pass
through any mill where labor and material is as high as it is here.'
"Sept. 15. 'I have actually extracted
all the ore obtainable in the mine.'
"This information was not imparted
to the shareholders any more than that
contained id the two reports of Mr.Mac*
farlane.
"During the whole of the time covered bv these extracts, samples of very
rich gold ore were exhibited in the Company's office window in Vancouver.
"The following are some of the Superintendent's reports which were made
public;
"Jan. 21,1898. 'I am again in the
same ledge I passed through on the 15th
in'st.-- It has been followed like the
waves of the sea, up and down. In the
face of the tunnel, last night, it had
widened out to two feet, with indications that it will yet increase in width.
I picked down a sample from the face,
which assayed $822.98. This was one
foot in width. I then had a holecput
through two feet of this quartz, and the
drillings assayed $ 101.98 per ton. The
other four feet of face matter assayed
415.07. It is my opinion that I have
encountered the main ledge of the
mine, and we have only to follow it to
obtain glorious results.'
"Jan. 24 'Five samples of the ore
from tunnel now being driven taken
today, assays, average ^97.00 per ton.'
"About £7,795 were spent in mining,
and about £18,760 in plant and machinery Only 779 feet of drifting was done,
so that it cost about £10 per foot. A
usual price for the same kiid of ground
is £2 per foot. Th** men must have sat
a long time in the face6 admiring the
free gold,when they happened to strike
"At the time the mill was built there
"After the said request has been
made, each workman or servant employed in, on or about the work or
undertaking, shall enter the name of a
duly qualified medical practitioner
whom he desires to be attended by, in a
book to be kept by the master for that
purpose, and such workman or servant
may, at any time, alter the name of the
medical practitioner j upon giving one
month's notice to the master. It shall
be the duty of the master to pay the
sum so deducted to the medical practitioner so named, aud no other sum
shall be deducted from the wages of a
workman or servant by a master for
medical attendance."
FIRK   PROTECTION.
To the Editor of The Lkdgk:
Dkar Siu,—It seems to me .that some-,;
thing should be done at once by the
people of New Denver by way of getting
some fire protection. At present there
is really no means available of saving
a building in case of fire. On Sunday
morning when two of our citizens had
their dwellings burned to the ground
there was nothing could be done to save
anything. Had a strong wind been
blowing there is no saying what might
have happened our pretty little town.
I think a meeting should be called for
the purpose of considering the advisability of organizing a fire brigade, getting a fire hall well equipped with
buckets, ladders, etc., with a gong or
bell to warn people rlien a tire breaks
out. J. B Smith.
■ok
II ___
ii ii    (over tunnel)..
Face of tunnel... 	
Hoof of tunnel.........,.....
8
4
5
6
19.50
1.25
.25
1.50
9.25
5.50
C.P.R. RATKS TO HALOYON SPRINGS
Tile Canadian Pacific Railway has
placed on sale from May 8 to September
80,1901; tickets from New Denver to
Halcyon Springs and return for 82 45;
tickets good going on Fridays and Saturdays and returning leave the Springs
on Monday following. In addition to
this special rate there are always on
sale 80*day tickets at the usual special
rate made for 80-day round-trip tickets.
CARD   OF   THANKS.
Mr. and Mrs, Mclnnes desire to sincerely thank all who so ably and cheerfully assisted them in rescuing their
household goods from the fire that destroyed their residence last Sunday
morning. _
The first time, a girl is proposed to
she thinks the man is "in suspense" for
fear she won't accept him: by the next
time she has learned that he is generally
that way for fear that she will.
••This report was said to have been
sealed and put away on receipt without
being read. At least that is what the
directors told the shareholders at a
meeting on the 7th December, 1898.
Credulity may go astonishing lengths
In matters that are difficult or impossible to understand, but in an ordinary
every day affair like this it ia appealed
to in vain. That particular document
was probably never seen, but what
about the copy In the engineer's office?
"Only one or two independent persons
who knew anything about mining were
ever allowed to examine the mine, and
one of these, although thure for the
purpose of advising intending purchasers, was not allowed to sample the
ground.
■"On the 20th June, 1897, Mr. Macfnr*
lane reported again to thedirectors,and
this report was read at their meeting on
the 27th July, but was not made public
until the collapse of the company at the
clone of 1898. Inter alia, Mr. Macfarlane said, 'I have still a good deal of
sampling, assaying hih! calculating to
do before I can give full mid fairly
definite figures, but, so far, the results
of my investigations aro In the highest
degree disappointing As you are
aware, we have on varioui occasions
found trew vlniblfi gold In nijtnernu**
places, In the (see* of tho galleries
which made us hopeful that wa would
strike • good body of mineral ore, hut
aaayH, more particularly of Average
samples, have disappointed me torn*
pletely, and I now feel that the state of
the mine, and IU financial prospects,
are even worse than what I slated to
you in my firm examination, . . As
yon see* from the away*, the only ore
that will pay the expense of milling In
»uch«» wmisluM viMbhi gold fn very
small total quantity of oro), and the best | Jj;,™ ZtortbtnZt, ^utT •hall" not
Of U» p>ritlc dam. rhls latter will, ^ dmmeA „„ ^MW mA„ |h„ orlh„
give up wins of iu gold u> dlr*< twmU t ..^d*^ mHlfin it my p«r»on operates
witrHonioTgrtO^ouo'toBs or~we~iow
grade stuff, by courtesy called ore."
Mr. Kendall gives this inside history
of the Golden Cache fake as an instance
of how the British investor has been
hoodwinked by tricksteis, fake promoters, etc., and concludes his excellent
article with these words: "If the auriferous quartz and other mineral deposits of British Columbia be worked
efficiently and fairly for the metal or
mineral value in them, they will yield
handsome returns. Much disappoint*
ment has, no doubt, naturally been felt
with the results hitherto obtained. The
fault, however, does not rest with the
mineral resources of the province, but
here. If any other business were man*
aged with the reckless incompetence
that has characterized by far the greater
part of the so-called mining enterprises
of British Companies In Western Can*
nda, its results must of necessity bo
equally unsatisfactory.''
KICIHT  hours a  day.
John Houston Introduced a bill in the
provincial legislature, which was passed,
amending tbe "Inspection of Metalliferous Mines Act." The amendment
reads: "Every person who, after tho
first day of January, A. 1) 1909, being
employed in or about a metalliferous
mine, in which the machinery herein*
after mentioned shall be operated for
more than twenty hours In any twenty*
four, (1) operates any direct-acting,
geared, or indirect-acting hoisting machine exceeding fifty horse-power, or
(2) operates any stationary engine or
electric motor exceeding fifty horse*
power, and shall perform any such
duties for more than eight hours In ary
twenty-four, shall be guilty of anoffoiva
under this Act.
"Any person, corporation or comiwny
who nha.ll Induce or persuade any per*
•on or persons to do any act, matter or
thing In contravention of the preceding
section  hereof shall be guilty of an
""as-* Jewelers
DIDN'T   NEED   THE   TONIC.
A few days ago a Slocan doctor was
visited by a young man who was not
feeling well. The doctor looked him
over and then wrote out a prescription.
"How much will that "jjost,- doc?" he
asked.
"About a dollar and a half," says the
doctor.
"Have you got that much to loan me,
doc?" was she rejoinder.
The doctor took the prescription back
and crossed off all the items except
'aqua pura.'
"You can get that for ten cents," he-
says, handing it back to the sick one,
"and here's a dime." "
"Don't I have tc take those things
you scratched off?" says the sick one.
"No, you don't," says the doctor.
"Those are nerve tonics. You don't
need them."
The deaf and dumb language was introduced in the year 1749,
Spring
M-fflinery
Just received.   Also Large Stock of Ladles'nnd
Misses' Shoes—latest Spring Shapes.
ANOTHER   SHIPMENT    OF   MILLINERY
RECEIVED THIS WEEK.
at Mrs, Merkley*s
New Denver
THE
BIG STORE
SANDON'.
Call and see the largest
stock of Dry Goods, Carpets,
Boots, Shoes, Hats and Gents'
Furnishings in the Slocan.
The Hunter-Kendrick Co.
get
Hast Be a Widow First.
Elsie: "Mamma, there's a funny old
man in this Pickwick book that's always telling his son to beware of the
the widows.   Why is that?"
Mamma: "Well, a widow is supposed
to be skillful in catching a husband."
Elsie:   "Gracious!     I wonder if I'll
have to be a widow before I can
married."—Philadelphia Press.
An Alabama negro one hot day iu
July, while he was at work in a
cotton field, suddenly stopped, and
looking toward the skies, said: "O
Lawd, de crop am 60 grassy, de work
am so hard, an' de sun am so hot. dat
I b'lieve dis darkey «m called to
preach."
500
Hen Wanted
to wear
D. ricLaehlan's
Spring Hats
REST IN TOWN.
New Denver, B. C.
^w%%^vww%%%vvt
When in need of
gsmatlon, and the rest ns i-o»c*ntr*t«
on tbe vanners. 'lite total amount nf
inllUble ore in eight l* *o small, and its
any such machinery for more than the
purled nitmtloned (or the purpose of relieving another employee In case nf
grade so tow. that I do not m how «.. ^      ^       or ft||mr unroretwo
can nianajn* to run the mill for «iv! „„„„,. •»
length of lime, and I beg, therefore, the (
directors attrtotw i«naid«ratt»ii ol the HtwttAt. «_#..*.,
matter, and that they favor me with i    , , ,„.    . ,
their loetrueUou.. Whv did the din*.« A }f,h*'* ****' wl****** in tht* pm*
tore not look at Mr. Maefarlane's Hmt j "i**'"--legislature by Mr. Ullmour. «».
rvimt then it tht. im1f.ii».. „t »i,« th. '»•■■**■ ••* *<*< to amend the "M**t*r **d
Deetmber, MM, thn ancralMV mitt inpr™/'* A-VwWc** |»rovM«s:
rtttttnet ut the first report, ;Hc inew ,,w»»*»«™ •»«»<y w n*** *orkro«n
nothing of I he wmtent**, hut twlieved. jor •w"**»*'* wnployiil in, on or about
under the cirrumstarw**, thai it Wrt„|,|<*ny work or imderlaklng b> a master,
lie a toed roport. .Surely ihe wondi^"^. in writing, such master to de*
itmntny report «MmiIh have umiwrf •docl frm" ,Mr ***** * «'»,0 P»»»Ma
sufltei-M. vnrhnHy »■> haw rsumwi *%■ lm «>««<•*» atl*wlaw*, it *ImII bm the
hnmstlrt*. fit tht* Hist. Ar th* f'm.- f!n7 <,Btv "{ *wh ■■■**•'••■' "» *-''**«• hnmmtiitt*
srwewd report wa* m«iv«t1, (he rfin-r* ■ •B*rM0 *mh r"Hw^i «*•• »»>ttutit <A
tors «w» *pe»dlnf Utmn *«im nf mmey Imch mm *h"n ^ --•■'I'nBliie*! by web
to btiildifig a stamp mill. He., wbUb, of i workmen or servants, and the m^ll.al
course, led the xharih«itders tud pablle practitioner ■eta-tci).
ImiwrUjrs of Kine Wntcnu*. Wuiclimakers mid
Optlclaiu.  Send for our line Watch Catalogue
OLD OOLt) ami HILVKRIionirlitatthehlirlicit
price,
PATENAUDE BROS.,
NKLHON. H C.
FOR SALE
ii
Picture   Framing"  and   Room
Moulding, write to
F.J. BRADLEY & CO
PAINTERS & DECORATORS
NELSON. ». 0.
Mail «>i dei« receive prompt attention
BRICK
MARBLE
LIME
THE MANSFIELD MANUFACTUR*
ING COMPANY are now prepared
to supply buildera and contractors
with all the above building materials.
Our; products received First Prizes
and Medals the last two years at the
Spokane Exposition. The Lime that
we are now manufacturing is not
excelled. Special quotations to contractors on application.
THE MANSFIELD
MANUFACTURING
COMPANY
NELSON, B.C. P. O. BOX 688
JAMESJ.GODFREY
MINES,
INVESTMENTS
and INSURANCE/fc/t
Grimmett Block, Reco Ave.
Sandon, B.C.
Rents Collected.   District agent for
The Great West Life Assurance Co., Winnipeg, Man.
Agent Norwich Union Fire Insurance Coin]
□ouuecticut Fire Insurant
-lEtna Fire Insurance Com
PhoBnlx, of Hartford, Conn
Couueetieut Fire Insurance Co., of Hartford
-lEtna Fire Insurance Company.
ipauy
•tforc
Pacific Coast Fire Insurance Company,
Imperial Registry Company,
The Dominion of Canada Guarantee
Accident Insurance Company-
aud
JOHN WILLIAMS
Dealer in
IMPORTED
AND DOMESTIC CIGARS
ANDTOBACCOES,
PIPES, &C.
Van Camp Lunch Goods, Confection-
cry and Fruit
BATHS IN CONNECTION.
Newmarket Block.        New Denver
THE MINERS'
EXCHANGE,
Three Forks
B. C.
mm*}
Mace i
THEO. EVANS'
GEM CHOP HOUSE, KASLO,
Fresh Fish all the time,    MEMS
Poultry most the time. 2fi   UP
H. GIEGERICH
Staple and Fancy
GROCERIES
Agent for
GOODWIN  CANDLES
GIANT POWDER
Black Hlnorcas,
B, Plymouth Rocks
Bfts  for Setting  S1J0 for IS
HIKm KOH HAI.R.
W. A. THUHWAW. NtiuM. B. C. B»i m
S- A. HARTMAN
• MIU-**: U< Klr»t A *.'. I". O. B»l M
ROSSLAND, B   C.
V.* .V. Vh>n,t K<Ml.ll.llr.| il ll...)nl.il IMM
Mines and Inv stments
I'fUtMUTlXU on* MIXINM  l»K\I.H 4X0
HTtlOK CuHPilNIKK A '•I'KCIAI.TT.
Wt haw- ftr***«i»«i c>ii««ii..ii» "lib niIiiIiii
•m4 ti*|j»ijillK. (»> ihi rnM *<t»t*« »mj
KAHl.il
AIXHWtlRTH
HASIflK
P. J. RUSSELL
Uiiyrr and Kxponrr ■•(
RAW FURS
j}^HIHT_'7HJ.UIt>t.
»OMI»T RKTt'KVK
fAIU  VH^IMTMKST
THE BEST IS NOT
TOO GOOD
Job Printing is an art.
It is today one of the
most advanced of arts,
and greater efforts are
being made to reach
perfection than ever
before in the history
of printing. Every up-
to-date business man
recognizes the importance of having his stationery  well printed.
YOU CAN  GET IT
AT THE LEDQE
Tlm «*•>•» l» no )*neater than Ih** k>w-|*ra4«
work llml tnfrrlor ntHptu will ifiveyon
Provides accommodation for
the travelling public	
Pleasant rooms, and good
meals. The bar is stocked
with wines, liquors and
cig-ars. HOT and COLD
BATHS.
HUGH NIvEN, Proprietor.
NOTICE.
TO DELINQUENT CO-OWNER.
To THOMAS SHEA, owner  of an undivided
one-eighth (1) interest in tbe Nabob mineral
claim, situated, on Reeo mountain, and adjoining Blue Bird and Trade Dollar mineral
clalms.and recorded at New Denver record
Office.
T-AKE NOTICE, that I, B. W. Bull, have clone
X   and recorded the annual assessment work as
required by Section 24 of the Mineral Act, on the
above claim for year ending July 15, Woo, and
that your share of expense of said work Is now
due.  Should you fail to contribute your share of
exr«iidtturefor above work together with cost of
this advertisement  I will at expiration of said 90
days apply to Recorder to have your intereot in
abovecraimtransierredtome, pursuant to sec-
Uon.ijMbitrft! Act-A;He4!Uu!«!i! AcJjlKX)	
Fire Valley, U. C, March «". Ml. ^^
NOTICE.
TO DELINQUENT CO-OWNER.
To V. H. BEHNE, or to any peraou or persons
to whom be may have transferred his Interest
In tlie Miner Boy mineral claim, situate on
the north aide of Car-ienter creek, in the
Slocan MbiliiK Division of West Kootenay
District, and recorded In the Hccorder**! office
at New Deliver, II, C.,ou July «h, 18M*.
VOU or any of you are hereby notified tliat we
1   have expended two hundred and flfty-dx
dollar* and fifty cents In labor and improve-
have exp
fty cents In  labor and iropi
menta u|wu the abore mineral claim, under the
provUlou of the mineral act, and If within ninety
daya from the date of tills notice you fall or re*
fu»e to contribute your proportion of aucb ex-
■ endttun-s, toaether with all coat of adveitlsing,
our Interest in aald mineral claim will become
peudltures, together with all coat of adveitlsing,
your Interest in aald mineral claim will l«com»
the proicrty of the undersign* i under aectlon 4
cf an Act entitled An Ait to Amend Ihe Mineral
Act Ml).
Ditteil this m day of March. Mil
THEODORE K. ADAMS,
A. F. ADAMS.
NOTICE.
When in NKL80N see onr
$25 Suits
K. 8KINNKK, Tailor
Fred. J, Squire,
Manager.
FALMA ANGRIGNON '
TO DELINQUENT Ui-OWNEHs.
To K. J. MATHEWS. oru> any pemon or per-
•on* to whom lie may have transferred hU
hit-rrat In Ihe Ilaltb- E mineral claim, at
(ilacUrcn*k,a tributary of Wilson cntk,
nine niilt* Irom Three Forks, and n«onlMllii
U,.''.'9w,£,n- "fflw> fo1' ■»» 8locan Mlnlnit
Dlviilmi,
VOU AHK IIRHKHV NOTIFIED that I have
I   «i|H>nded One Hundred Dollars In lalair and
ImiiroveiiienU U|mii the above mentioned mineral
, vUlm, In order to bold aald mineral claim under
r.hc provisions of the Mineral Act. and If within
ninety days from the date of this notice yon fall
I or refuse to contribute your proportion ol tuck
I *xi*andlU)re, lotfether wltb all eosu ofadvtrtlt-
liiK> jour Interm In *ald claim will Ixoome th*
, |irnp*rtv of the autiM-rtbor under Hactioii 4 of an
■ Art enilIUed, "An Act to Amend the Mineral Act
IW»."
! „        , JtWBI'H II. MARTIN.
riin*Fnrlu. li. ('., March ti. ihh.
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENT
«KDAK   Mineral Claim.
Hltaau   In Ilia   Hlocan
W«»| Kootenav DuNrlct
'Hi llowfcm creek
Mlnliif  DlvHtoii At
wVr* loratad:
TAKK NOTICE Thai I. IUrl*ti T. Twlm.ai
I atent for f h# HrottUh (Vilonlal Hold iRaJili.
UmHrf.rm UlnarsIVrtlflrai*No, mat, an4
Omnrn W. Iluirli.». Frw Miner'« OHIIraU No.
«4Mi. itiMin«i,4-4t*/ dsys from the daw Mraof,
f to aw4y to the Minint Uocardar for a Ortlf <wtt
of obtaining
loat
of Imnrovementa, fur the pnriKMM*
! • Orown tJrsnt of the above elaim
'   A«4 farther lake notice that aetloti. under *»•■
j tion tt, must la- roinmeni ol baforr Ihe Isauanre
<rf *mth IVrtW'at'i <A t«Biin»v«B»*ti.
Dated thlaath day ti May, vm,
IIKHIIKHT T. TWIIM1.
CANADIAN
'hIiI|iI>> Hxpreas
NELSON, B.C.
u. E. Angrjgnon
ltt« UtMutinir
Hairdresser
Finest Shop ia tiie Slocan.
Ka»**m pfJanadJ and *-*it Hod ill* iwetmuy \
wmmy to work ami "k-M't'i. ni.rti.*!--*!* *4ivtr»'
mUtprotmttk* In tin IauUiami ^tmaii tlltirlcie.!
If y«o Iwtea *»»«. ativcM#«4 r»»f*<*ny ■* Uti tlm I
wrlace«ho»lnr«. pltuw write l» n* »nl w wit}
t*d tht rttte partr to lika hnltl.
tkiek Uioetc«   lldlevoe at*.,
j Denver. B. C .
Nt*r
General brayln,: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.
Our liaffK*K<* wagum meet nil .Sun-
tiny trnlnti.
Saddle Horses and Pack *.i:n:4is.
Feed Kuhlet at Now Denver.
kimm mum? imw$
l'oaml from fmnpttn |».|nt< via Canadiar ! tTNKQUALl»Kl» SKRVU'K
ami Amrnrati llnaa.    AftAy   fnr atllliif date* QlTl(*K TIMF
*7*2SZ?* m M,,tm*tlnn "' '"' °- «WJII! KWl U'MhNT
v* I
0*r*
DIRECT ROUTE
ttmww9f9mm
^Ot*s*f«
W  I'
**. n, i.*hi(H,"JI,
C I*. H. Aa**»l. New Otm\*t
r*. c:«mn»ln*-. O. X. tt, Aif».. WliiMAtwa*
U."«i«rK l(u'li)
A. A. 1UHVMAH,
H.b.T.HAULiAINfC.E
MIKIXO   RN'OISEKK
ofti^a-^ivV.io, ,     XKTJ*)W
sr.James
HOTEL
New Denver. B.C.
a jacoau>H * u)..i>f*f«
Tbruuf h TVa«4» e..
ESOI.ANI) THK OiN'TINKNT
AUSTHAUA   CHINA   JAI'AK
PKKI'AHf   TK'KKTS    Fftri.W
*HAt an NTHY.
rm:
tut iW taUta. r»u» nnd i„n mi.ftt..«.«i tall
m tut tMnnth* M»«rr** i* ■*! «r».fci
"£*»,
Ifc»tii-e«»» «n the city- Comfortable n*bt»-.,tar teyAHr w(U» trxt b^wofir _ r_.t,;°/i'WKtT
Mtinow t\tv\ ngar«~!fet,t mulct thnmgliont. t-*».i*»». *i*. i
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<it<-ni.\f*» rh!u«tr,
.    *«l   .   V*|lH-^f||VI>|>.
*»»V»,I*I* A.,X*»««(n, W t •7i"«V v
THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B. C, MAY 9, 1901.
Eighth Year
mm
I
iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit
CONTRIBUTE       f
I
iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinmii
NINETEENTH CENTURY CHURCH.
[Continued from April 85.]
Thirdly, the ISth century church has been fos.
taring the spirit of Christ's dlsoiples who petitioned Him to forbid the doing of His work by
any but themselves. Sectarianism has unhappily pre-railed. Churches have employed the
sword of the Gospel in feudal conflict, while the
common foe of human greed and selfishness has
continued witb glee its work of destruction.
The Christs of the century, or men with mes-
eages, have suffered the 9ame Indignity and cru
cltixlon as of yore; tbe Huxleys, Spencers, Tyn-
.lulls, Beechers, Drummonds and Ingersoll, in
their own Individual efforts to elevate man to a
more Godlike attitude, have had arraigned
against them all the obloquy, denunciation and
persecution the church could muster against
them, resulting In death to some, while others
were driven further into doubt, and instead of
their massages being acoepted with th" same de
grae of reason and common sense necessary to
all true progress, the stiff eccleslasticaliam of the
day has with "bell, book and candle," metaphorically excommunicated them nil. In those
cases where the better Judgment of the people
aooepted the new views of truth, the former opponents claimed the glory and "when the lions
died the repentant asses brayed." Art, music,
science and education have been, and in a few
rare cases are, yet denounced as works of the
devil, and It la only by the iwtency of education
n and enlightenment of the people that their at.
tude is changed.
The 19th ceutury ohurch has bean, unmistakably a church century, but it has by no means
terminated with the halo of glory which it prom,
lsed when It set out. Hev. Francis Willard In
hit message to the churches of the 20th century,
aays he anticipates new inventions and discoveries, Improvement In the statement of truth and
In methods of work and organization, but a
broader brotherhood, less sectarian rivalry and
no sectarian bitterness."
Another, aud closing thought, is the want of
Christian Influence In the political life of the 19th
century. Christianity la essentially citizenship.
It may be pleasant to speculate on the condition
of things in the future life, but It adds little to
our comfort or assurance to note the brevity ol
Christ's statements regarding after life. But his
commands respecting this life are numerous and
unmistakable. '■Godliness Is profitable tor the
life that now is'' saemod to be the keynote of Hia
teaching, from which tbe church has strayed far(
faraway.
Tho political atmosphere la putrid with the
-corruption and vlllany of partylam; greedy corporations, directed by politicians and wirepuller*^
Ilka giant octapusea, and with slimy fingers
-aiea.lng the public franchises; tithing or gob
bltng up Industries, easlaviug producers and purchasers, producing multi-millionaires to auch an
'■' extent that, as a facetious writer in Life says(
"The only way to fight combines in to buy their
stock." The public chest is being robbed, positions of public trust and responsibility are being
utilized for the buying of votes and aa rewards
for party services, not always of the highest or
moral character. Public men are slandered,
abused and sent into obscurity, and sometimes to
the grave, by the rillltleattous of political op-
TO9ntST«r.ii-^ftH<»'raaiism(~Ciyl(!-aad.«!Ut>*.
JcipalUfe has become &• acrimonious through
Insinuation and calumny and lies that the legislation of our countries and cities Is frequently
controlled by the roorbacks, the whiskey ami
gambling Tammuny rings, and the Backers and
plunderers of society.
Tho subsidized press looks serenly on, depend.
lug for readers upou appeals to passion, Instead
of appeals to reason, and for support to hush
money and political patronage. When W T.
Stead published his harrowing exposure In hia
book, "If Christ came to Chicago," the New
York and Chicago press brazenly admitted
knowledge of tbe condition of things therein
described for yearn, and yet had not the courage
to expose them. Tha nation* of Europe and
A merlca, under a plea of relieving beaelged mis
alonaries in China, after completing their work,
davote their united efforts to butchery, looting
and watching each other with jealous eyas, for
tha Inevitable partition of the richest country in
the world, so ai to secure for themselves tha
largest share In the spoils ot tho empire. And
who are responsible for this condition of things?
The Christian voter who leaves hia politics*
thinking for bis party caucus. The Praiby terian
Methodist, Baptist, Oongregatlonaltst and Ept»<
oopallan elector, or the elector of any other fsllh
who finds It too muoh trouble to Interfere, who
feart the world'! opinion and who li afraid ot
bslng half a dollar poorer when his will la pro-
hated.
It IH ours to reason why
It u onrs to make reply
And mot onm to do or die.
Jno. Burnt says, "During tbe la»t sis months
thay had ohtN-vad that through Ignorant* of tha
people IB** evils continued. If men had char-
attar nonay woold not buy them; If men had
Wains barr would not buy them.   Thtre had
pfrowo up lately among*** worldngmen a paatloo
for play and amongst tha shopknapen a mania
for &.OM**.  And thay saw betting and gamb ling
divartlaf nan from thHr aortal and political
uo fear of kings, princes, or even czars, when it
Is hia duty to speak. His recent writings have
been directed against the church. This institution, in Russia more particularly, perhaps, than
in the Western World, ha9 fallen as low as the
Jewish church at the Inception of the Christian
era. It is corrupt to the limit of knavery and.
Is slowly reducing the peasantry of Russia to the
condition of abject slavery. For denouncing tb«
church Count Tolstoi was excommunicated, and
on the heels of this followed his banishment. In
his reply to the decree of excommunication Count
Tolstoi characterizes It as Illegal, or Intentionally equivocal, as unjustifiable and full of false
ho-.ds. Moreover he says It constitutes.an instigation to evil sentiments and deeds. He de-'
nounccs the practices of the church, and 'la/ convinced that the teaching of the church, theoretically astute, is injurious, is a lie In practice and is
a compound of vulgar superstitions and sorcery
under whioh entirely disappears the sense of
Christian doctrine.
' V:' .+' ■ A
Colleges are Institutions of learning that are of
inestimable good.   But they are not without evil.
It Is safe to say that as many fools are turned
out of college ai there are men of worth.   In answer to this It might be asserted that as many
fools go Into college as there are men of worth,
Perhaps so.  Certainly a young man who is nn»
able or unwilling to apply himself before going
into a college can have little hope of success
cither while In the collcne or after leaving It. And
college life is the proper life to make a man a
fool If he Is not strong enough to withstand 'he
innumerable fool notions that make up college
life when the student Is off shift.   We were given
an insight Into this life recently when the U- S,
Congress appointed a commission to enquire into
the conditlou of affairs at West Point.  It will be
remembered that one of the Freshmen was killed
by ''hazing" at thc hands of the upper class men,
and tbe commission investigated the cause of
death.  Some remarkable facts were brought out,
and If we were to judge from the testimony ot the
students, the young men act more like woolly
headed idiots than an> thing else.   Congressman
Samuel W.McCall, one of the commission, told
In the house some things brought but.   Telling
of a young man who was sent to the hospital a
few days after being admitted to the academy,
ho said:   "What had happened was that while
standing on his head In a tent, which waa the
rule for tho plebe i whenever an upper class man
entered, he was kicked In the right eye, possibly
accidentally, by an upper classman, and he was
sent to the hospital.  He got out In a few days,
and while attempting to swallow a teaspoonful
of tabasco sauce, another delicate little pleasantry, he choked, and It want over his handkerchief.   Ha was blindfolded with his handkerchief afterwards and that sauce got in htseya.
Three days after hii recovery from this he Was
a$aln in the hospital, as the report shows, with
"stomach trouble."   This ss what happened to
him and brought on stomach trouble.  He bad to
eat a great quantity of rice, a couple of boiled
cabbages, some sixty-three prunes, and was compelled to attempt to do 150 eagles, and went Into
convulsions, and a pillow or blanket was place I
over his face so that his cries could not bo beard."
As a result of such Idiotic treatment the young
man was broken down In health aud had to leave
the Institution.    And this is a college education!
.+.■'■'
The Montreal Herald thinks there is too much
of Brother Jonathan in Canada.   It amuses itself answering its own questions:   " Who bought
the claims for mines of our prospectors In British
APyaa •■_** ana*- of t*«t»» fswata
♦DR.
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H
a It pays
S to be up
u with the
(S times. .
[WH
Established in Nelson
1890
55
 To have the new things
 To have what our customers are most liable to In
ask for M
 To have the quick selling articles—the kindO
that go quickly,
-~Our Spring Novelties are to hand and they
—are Beauties.
 BELTS  HAT PINS
 CHATBLAIN BAGS         PURSES
 BLOU8ESETS         BUCKLES
—— And a thousand other things too numerous to mention.
 -'Call and satisfy yourself by seeing them.
What Is trot of England Is equally true of
Art. Ml**, MA u&t**» Chrttrttn MntliMtat awak#s
to action lUatlstwiw will tnA u will also ths
great Aa_lo-R*ion rar*.   Already It In on tha
dacuM.sml by the dawn of another c*nturj*
will bacoma sammd or third rata i»w*r«.   Uvlni,
In an am of <b« (tanival ot ths PlttMt In all
branches of work md ibaunrht, w# raw* ft *mr-
s«Ivm for the woek Mora ul It wa eipM* to win
In tha jjr*»i work of Un* rv-l.mpllon of mankind.
Aslndt»ta<uat*wchav<- a manifest doty, and
oor UlU# tlv*« t*U In tbr wi*|4.  Mottling UUt.
Theft Is n<> »ttt>h thing as **•*#,
Our today*and y»*vnU)»
Are th* l****k* with which wr build,
Truly •tu|«* *l«l IpmJiI'MI linn*.
Think ii.i4 bw4ii». imi imti •)•*><
Hurh things r»m»in un««*ti.
It ty». -y,i* .Jii.it • f »»•
Hijli.'rr* wro.it/ht with t|*<fial rar*
Lath mli,su ai»i uuarcn |»*rt,
Vat th** ftoda w* tmrfwhite
vr.r, imwi
K«Mt ua*. II (',. Atirll si;, iwi.
layers of vegetable matter to different
depths, sometimes thousands of feet,
sometimes shallow. The combination
and action of heat and pressure finally
created the oil measures, during' whose
formation oozed the gas and oil, percolating into any contiguous porous strata.
Hence the immense oil and gas fields of
today imprisoned in the bosom of the
earth are awaitine* the drill to release
them for mankind's benefit.
"In the state of Washington and in
British Columbia, in the absence of any
intelligent, persistent efforts, no one
can predict with absolute assurance the
presence of oil in paying quantities.
The presence of oil and gas extensively
is shown from, the Idaho line on the
east to the Pacific coast on the west.
Why should it not be in British Columbia? Have we not the coal! measures
in abundance; sandstones, scales and
other natural indications?   A
"Neither the great gold discoveries
of the past 80 years, nor the boom follow*
ing the opening of the Klondike or Cape
Nome, nor indeed both combihed.means
as much in a commercial senie to Vancouver and the north Pacific slope, as
does the proof of the existence of a vast
oil basin in Washington and British
Columbia. Time and (history will
demonstrate the truth of the assertion."
All watch repairing guaranteed as
]we only employ proficient workmen.
Nelson, B, C.
0, P. R. Time Inspector
JACOB DOVER'S
THI JH"VV_n____R,.
CONDENSED ADS.
[Condensed advertisements, suoh ax For Sale,)
Wanted, Lost, Strayed, Stolen, Births, Deaths,
Marriages, Personal, HotolB, Legal, Medical, etc,,
are Inserted when not exceeding 20 words for
25 cents each Insertion. Each five words or less
over 2,i words are fire cents addlttinal.3
The
FOR SAX-E3.
kRT ORE PBOPEBTY,
pei        -_   ... .__. - -  .._.
and ALTUBUS-Crown Grants obtained.
ply.W
ntercreek-ALPS, ALPS FRACTION,
_. _        rown Grants obtained.    Ap*
J, McMILLAN & CO., Vancouver, B.C.
Columbia? The AmerM5f~A?S*KloialPffW
the Canadians afterwards, pocketing fat profits?
The Americans! \V ho have developed our wood
pulp trade? The Americans! Who sold us the
wonderful Stauley mine? The Americans! Who
started the Iron Industry In Sidney, Cape Breton?
Tbe Americans! Who pocket the millions therefrom? The Americans! Who is the moving
spirit at Sault Ste Marie? An American? Who
have obtained elevator privileges from our harbor commissioners? Americans! Who Ml to
build elevators aud thereby help Buffalo?
Americans! Who will gobble our meat export
trade? The Americans! Who was called to reorganize the Grand Trunk railway? An
American! What architects get the work for
oar largest and finest buildings? Americans!
Who are tbe quickest to appreciate and employ our smartest young men?   Tbe Americans!
MORE  ABOUT B.O.  OIL  FIBI.I>B.
F. C. Wood, tho oil expert, now rosi-
dont In Vancouver for the purpose of
going into tho oil business, which he
expects will shortly be In a more actlvo
stage of development, speaking of the
possibilities of petroleum in this pro*
vlnce recently said to a Province reporter: "From the Kootenays to Alaska
aaphaltum oil seepages and other indications of petroleum aro scattered
throughout tho hills of British Columbia
and Washington
"The pessimists ot today predict that
when the great reservoir of o|i Is tapped
by thousands of wells along the oil belt,
the production will reach a figure which
will be alarming, and which will neces*
sarlly glut the market and send oil
down to a nominal figure. Now. will
facta and figure* bear out their Mate-
monts? Thlrty-Hvo yeais ago similar
predictions were made in Pennsylvania
and they had the effect ol discouraging
the Industry for several yean. But
when, 15 years later, the Quaker mate
produced 15,000,000 barrels, and the
price remained steady, and when in
1001 the state placed upon! the market
»a,(XK»,000 barreln from liej own fields
without an appreciable tiitnlnutNi in
prlt'e, tin* crop nf unthitikittg (iili«- pro*
pheta of finance, destroyed by the ^!ar<*
of truth, could not lie found tn the whole
rr^'t'.ift.
"In WA tlm total of th>' nil pr-viue-
lion of the United States w*a *i,M«,lo9
barrt-la. That waa what frighten.**! the
pi'»Hhul»tH Iii KiUH CiiUU.mU atone
produced 'J,'2*i7,*ii)7 IiiiitpI*    In themnno
I
REFLECTIONS   OF  A   BA0HBLOR.
'  ■'..'■■    ■   ■ o
Every married man has a string tied
on him somewhere where an old bachelor has got a button, a
No man can be said to-'have, really
lived till he has seen a woman try to
kill a moth with a hair pin.
As soon as a man has been in love
with the same girl for three days at a
time it begins to cost bun money.
If you cut opeu a woman's brain, it
would probably look about like a shad
roe, with millions of little ideas, all exactly the same size.
HOUSE FOR SALE.
In Xew Denver,  Easy terms.  Apply to GEO
B. SMITH, or this office.
Smoke
Tuckett
Cigar Co.
Union Bmd8:
^^ Monogram
Label   Marguerite
nicrflraBouquet
vl5mD Our Special
El Condor
for prices apply to-
W. J. MCMILLAN k 00.    Schiller
Wholesale AganU for B.C.
Vancouver, B.C,
JAMES  CUOFT,
DRAY ING
Hauling and Packing to Mine*,
and general local minineim.
WOOD   *NQ   COAL   rOW   SALE
row i>*ii\<T, it. e.
SEVERAL THOUSAND old newspapers, at
The Ledge.
Nelson Brewing Co.
Correspond- ^'
R. REISTERER & CO., Nelson, B.C.
Brewers of Fine Lager Beer and Porter—the best in the land,
enoe solicited.   Address—
T___\JNHJD NXJI^SE
MISS STOUGHTON
TRAINED NORSK, is open for engagements.
Address- SLOGAN, B. 0.
TH1NT3 >Se AWNINOS,
muBO. MAD80N, Nelson, fi. C, manufac-
JL tares Tents, Awnings, Horse and Wagon
Covers, and all kinds of Canvas Goods.
DHNTIST.
DENTIST
DR. MORRISON,
NELSON, B. C.      Cor. WARD k BAKER Sts.
S-A-NITAR-rCTM.
TTAIiOYON HOT SPRINGS SANITAR-
JjL  IDM.  The most complete U C A I T U
onthe Continent of North Amerl* n CA L I il
ca. Situated midst sceuery un- n C C ft D T
rivalled for Grandeur. BoaUng, I LOU 111
.Kishia^^nd_Excu»lont__Rg|ldent^by8lclan
and Nurse. Telegraphic communication wtthTli"
parts of the world; two mails arrive and depart
everyday. Its bathes cure all nervous and
muscular diseases-, Its waters heal all Kidney.
Liver and Stomach Ailments. Terms: #15 to £18
per week, according to residence In hotel or
villas. The price of a round-trip ticket between
New Denver and Halcyon, obtainable all the
year round and good for SO days, U *3.ss. Halcyon Sprint's, Arrow Lake, B. C.
suR.vHryoK..
R HEVLAND, Engineer ami Provincial
Land Surveyor.  Sandon.
»R,XJGrS.
piles.
F, TEETZEL A CO.,  Nelson,  11. C,
Dealers in all Drugs and Ajwayers' Sup-
TAILOR9.
JR.   CAMKUON, Sandon. Manufactures
,  Clothing to order; and solicits patrouage
from all classes.
Wholesale  Merohanta.
ri-iURNElt, HKKTON * CO., Wholesale
1 Merchants and Importer!; Liquors, Cigars
and Dry Goods. Nelson. Vancouver, Victoria,
and London, Eng
TOIfX CHOLIHTCH * CO., Nelson.
»l ItniwrUin, Wliol»ala Grocers and Provision
Merchants.
H   BVERS A fin HEAVY AND SHELF
H. BYERS & CO., HARDWARE
Goal, Iron,
NELSON, B.C.
Steel, Blowers,
Water Motors,
Truax Ore Cars,
Ore Buckets,
Ralls, Belting,
Packing, Wire Rope.
Tin and Sheet
IronWorkers
KA8L0.B.C. SANDON, B.C.
P.BURNS & CO.
--A^Have-flhopB-in^
of Kootenay and Boundary. They sell the
best meat obtainable and aim to give satisfaction to every customer.     Try a line of their
P.   BURNS  &   GO.
California
Wine Co.,
NELSON, B.C.
HEfXASLO HOTEL "N
Wholssole dealers In
Choice Wines
and Fragrant
Cigars"^^1^
Agents for Calgary Beer.
3_--oar_vi_.
H,
R, JOBAND,
BARRISTPIR * HOI.ICITOH
NOTARY PUBLIC.
Slocan. B.C.
i;   L. OIlillllTIK, L. 1.. B.. Ban Inn, Kt*.
r,   llcltor. Nottfjr PuMlc.    ftandmi. D. C.
Kiwry Vthtty it. KllvcMWii. tf
ML. ORIMHBTT
. .MoMpltor.ffii
HraiichOBIcaatNi
i>. ii.
Homtot&atArv i*oMIc
Danver avary Saturday
Sandom
lUrrUicr,
i>#Miiii> jm
ik ABXtNOTON HOTEL. Hlocan Oity.
U iMpadqaarti*** tat Mlnlnf and romnvrcril
t»n. liRTHivo ft llrm*«aox
'IMIK
\ WADD8 BROS
_ PHOTOGRAPHERS
f VANCOUVKR «»• NELSON,
8        i
i, I.C. f
T1K
Parally A CoaiBMrelal.
L
arge   ■
And
Comfortable
Rooms
J. K. CLARK,
MINES
and MINING
Reports, Examinations and Mintage*
merit.
Fitted with every modem
convenience. Specfel protection against fire. Rates $2.60
and $3 per day.
COCKLE & PAPWORTH,
Pro»rl«tot«.
DENTISTRY.
DR. MILLOY
ROSSLAND
Ha* had 1$y*ar« »in»ri#nc* In danul work, aad
maka* a spwUtty ot OoM BrMf* Work.
NEW DENVER,   -  B.O  Most complete Dental Office In B. C.
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ytvir tli« jiriMliaiKiti ut tin-. I riiieil*Sl»ie*
^V<»h^t jURf rPaSftfnfl Qyjf) *•»*!>.»**.<**> twnoi.,,,wt mm, »<f»tig«|
Fruit and
Ornamental
Trees
ouk amwv DKPAUT.
MKNT IS fl».TO.DATK
IN  AU. .STM.KS  AM»
i'KKJrX
Fred. Irvine & Co.
NELSON, B. C.
I
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from Mexico fur up into HiitUh Coluni-
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ptroleoin »tnl (tMl on tbe PmiRf ttMtt
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»l ymr* *ga, *im1 Umg prior lo tbe
'*Wl«J met* *hi*n thf PTitttt* f'-tflrilnr
w*$ covet ed hy one »§*t jrowl-h r»fj
tropical v^Hation. which was • **enta '
t ally tattreA Uy tbe Mud ami wu-i de*
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Kxtr»th»!ci(*str)ck o! Cljorry,
Peach. Aprieix,, Plain and
other trolt tree*. Most«om*
ptete ttoek In the Province.
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S*e WmmUt*t»t RauI. Vtt.twnrtr, U. C.
WillTR LABOR OXMT
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* ™ -m "Mr   ^r^^Jr ^y
Jets ar^d Seqtiir^s
At Half Regular Price—This week only
!
SWX AfJENTS FOR
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TJSE MNI.Y RF.MABI
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NELSOR, B. C.
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