BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historical Newspapers Logo

BC Historical Newspapers

The Ledge Apr 23, 1903

Item Metadata


JSON: xnakledge-1.0307109.json
JSON-LD: xnakledge-1.0307109-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): xnakledge-1.0307109-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: xnakledge-1.0307109-rdf.json
Turtle: xnakledge-1.0307109-turtle.txt
N-Triples: xnakledge-1.0307109-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: xnakledge-1.0307109-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

Array Volume X. Number 30.
NKW DENVER, B C, APRIL 23, 1903.
Price. $2.00 Yeah,
®®88fa®»a®f as as %% ssffis^ass&ggft
General fliWs" PToat   I
._——. ■■ SS
News of Local Color for and of Mining Men and
the Busy World.
If New Denver had any kind of fire
apparatus, its citizens would beat the
world at fire fighting-. In the fire that
occurred here some weeks ago the
fact was demonstrated that nerve and
grit and determination will accomplish
more with water and bucket than a
round house full ol hooks and ladders,
hose carts and fire engines without the
nerve and grit and determination.
Another fire, perhaps more disastrous
than that of last month, called our citizens up at about 2 o'clock Tuesday
morning. At that hour a small Maze
was discovered in the old Clever building, in course of renovation, adjoining
the handsomo Clever block.
How the fire started no one can tell.
The building was vacant and was newly
plastered. Some believe the fire to
have been of incendiary origin, others
that it ttarted_from_aJlghted_cigar,
In a few minutes after discovery it
had spread to the adjoining building
and it was soon seen that the entire
Clever block was doomed.
Powder was-placed under the small
buildings between the burning block
and the Newmarket hotel, and these
were blown up. Then the fire fighting
Men worked like demons to save the
Newmarket, and they succeeded; but
it was a fight that should win tho admiration of even the bravest of professional fire fighters For over an hour
many of them stood on the roof ladders
in the scorching hent and passed water
and applied wet blanket'). They simply
would not be driven back, aud because
of their heroism, and thnt alone, the
Newmarket was saved.
The loss to buildings and stock Is
complete. The value of the Clever
buildings and content* was upwards of
110,000. On this Amount ho did not
carry a cent of Insurance J. B, Smith,
who had barely got his goods In shape
to do busiuea after the Bourne Bros'fire,
lost about 91,000, with 91,500 Insurance.
The Knights of Pythias lost, in paraphernalia and lodge furniture, about
|700, with 9400 insurance. The Hie
spread io rapidly that not even the
lodge books could be saved.
The lost to ether buildings adjoining
will not exceed a few hundred.
The wall! and thn flooring of the Clever block burned intact. There was no
collapse In the basement of tho build
ing, when a heap of ashes was all that
was lelt of tbe building, stacks of canned
goods stood In tho debris just at they
had heen piled, box upon box, with
the wood of the boxes barely burned
away, and, deeper down, cans of cream
were recovered with the tissue paper
wrapping unscorched,
Mr. Clever la temporarily Installed
lu a shack which lie has moved uikmi
his ground He will ereet another
building on the foindation of the o.d as
soon an ha can perfect plans, eic
The Knights of Pythias and Foresters
will meet In the Miner's Union hall,
Garrett block.
J B. Smith has not deflnately decided
what to do, but the probability is that
■Kl*  W>ll|  ifM.t  11*1**9 llfl   I*t\tl9l   ttt*  9   l««*f..,*l Ir
tmNdlrif ran be wwired.
ft haa later developed that the fire
•tarted from the witting of unalaeked
lime, two tack* of which were stored In
the building under repair.
nonm to ritout/cjcita.
Saturday W. 8. Drewery received
the following telegram from the mayor
of Kelson t
"Mast meeting today pained renoln-
Men severely condemning the govern-
man* In r*fnalng tariff toltetto Ih* allrar-
toad induJitry.. Will yea Madly paaa
similar resolution; wiring yemr weather and Fielding "
ticulars regarding the lead- bonus, and
received a reply on Monday as follows:
"W. S. Drewry, New Denver—Government intimate willingness to discuss aid by way of bonus to delegates
nnd B. C members. Am going to insist on adequate bonus to producer ''
W. A. Gai.uk! it.-
This puts an entirely different aspect
on tho lead situation. Such a bonus
would act more direct than would a
tariff on lead, and the right parties
would be benefitted by it. The men
who take the risks of mining, and produce the ore, are the one-* who need
government backing.
When such a bonus becomes effective,
look out for the biggest boom in the
Slocan that the camp ever saw. The
darkesj^hour is the present. The dawn
is in sight.
Captain Jeffrey is once more settled
to Nelson was wrecked last Thursday
by the rails spreading while the train
was 'rounding a curve. Nobody was
injured, but the train wa.i delayed six
Slocan City ts experiencing somo of
the trials of Sandon. Nobody is willing
to act as aUlertnan to fill the vacancy
ca hy the resignation of Alderman
Kaslo's birth rate is increasing. On
Sunday, the 12th, a daughter wns born
to Mr. and Mrs. A. H, E-sch, and on
Tuesday, the 14th, a son to Mr. and
Mrs. Spencer and a daughter to Mr.
and Mrs. Butler.
Thos. McGuigan, manager" of the
American Boy, was in New Denver the
past week. Mr. McGuigan has just returned from Spokane where he spent
the winter, and is getting things in
shape to resume operations at the
American Boy.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Niven of Three
Forks, gave a very pleasant party last
Thursday evening in nor the
'nineteenth birthday of Miss Bertie Rad-
cliffe A number of friends were invited from the surrounding mines and
enjoyed the festive dance until the "wee
sma' hours."
Fire last Thursday destroyed the factory of the Kootenay River Lumber
company at Nelson.   The scuirI loss
Slocan City has organized a junior
basol'all tfam.
A. Guest has moved to Edmonton
from Slocan City. . *
Dr. Forin has" removed from S can
City to Edmonton.
Twelve tons of Hartney ore were sent
to Trail on Monday.
Jack Regan has returned from spend*
ing the winter in California.
Dr. Powers of Sandon is on the coast
and may locate **i. Van o   er.
Arrowhead will soon bo doing business to the Iihzz of 11.!•<;(_• sawmills.
Bert O'Ncnil and Mrs R. Covington
were married at Slocan City Inst week
Lowery's Claim Is now published In
Vancouver, where all letters-should be
Fred Bailey has returned to Sandon
after attending tho fuiioral of his father
at Portland. •*•*.
Tho Owmngram will appear In Vancouver early In May. Got your name
on the list early.
Chas. W. Me Ann and Miss Ada B.
Thompson, of Kaslo, were married lu
Spokane last week.
The Blue Prlxe cigar ia seen every*
where In the land, and to smoko them
is to bring appreciation.
The C. P. R. Is going to spend |140,-
000 this year on its Hevelitoke build*
lugs and depot ground*.
II. Newcombe has been made manager of the Stranger mine at McGuigan,
and has four men at work.
Do net forget the oldest newspaper
In the Kootenay when your job printing shows nothing in the lower guage
The lumber for the Payne tine plant
arrived this week and a large force of
carpenters aro rushing the building
Ro*d Overseer Moore has a small
gang at work this week strengthening
tbe cribbing that protectstbeCarpeater
creek bridge.
A daughter was born to tht wife of
Mr W F. DuBoIn, formerly superln
tendent  ol   the Arlington mine, at
Boulder, Colo., on March 21th.
P*t \ltft9ltt ta   9>t*t\rtnrt   II   tr*t*t*
| thn F.nt-srprl** nnftar a te**m k ear-
lead of ore waa shipped Monday and
another will will go out this month.
The rlehwt ere that has ever been
encountered In the Payne mine It being
9**41., ■,,***/, i.nt, ttjHttit   -Mwlv-aug*.    Hi*
aald to aqaal In valae the fleeu ore
MeLellan, Hewtt A Mason, lease—of
the No. 8 tunnel on the Whitewater,
have enough ere ready to ship to bring
then good tetania for their wintert
Nelson Is pre&arlnf tor Hamlnlrot
Dajr on a larger scale than ever thia
year. A race track and exhibition
tmffdiagar* being taltt with all tl*
eaaeattat adjuncts.
will be~about $6,000, which is.fully
covered by insurance, Tho fire was
caused hy sparks falling on the roof
from the smokestack. The mill is to
be rebuilt with an increased capacity.
Angus .McDougall last .week panned
out a few shovels of gravel where the
sluicing '•; being done to excavate
ground for the new crib to be constnut
ed on the creek at Kaslo, and got several nice colors. He has revived the
old question if all the ground about
Kaslo would not make profitable hy-
drnui icing.
From a musical point of view the programme at the social given In Bosun
hall last Wednesday evening by the
Indies of the English cliureh, was with
out doubt tho best thnt has been heard
In New Denver for many moons. Every
number given was enthusiastically re
celved and heartily encored. The proceeds of the affair amounted to 980.
The Trail smelter has got the upper
hand Ih the elnc business of the Slocan
No otiMde buyer can touch the treatment rate recently given. As a result
the Payne, Bosun and other slue properties are sending their output to Trail
The ore Is there roasted and reduced tn
a high-grade product—ns good as the
best that is smelted at Joplln—and then
At the end of the year, whoever
owned the mine would have to reassess
his property, which might have either
risen in vnlue or fallen in the varying
fortunes of mining. The advantages
of this method of taxation are:
1. The assessment and collection of
the tax would involve the least possible
2. There would-be- no evasion of the
tax and no arrears of taxation.
8. The tax would be absolutely just;
it would adjust itself to tho varying
fortunes and conditions of all the mining
4. It would constitute the government as the cheapest and best mining
broker in the country—a broker who
would charge no commission.
5. It would cause every owner of
mining property to look the facts
squarely in the face at least once a
year and actually value his property,
6. It would greatly facilitate and
cheapen the transfer of property and
would tend to get the properties into
the hands of those who would make the
best use of them
We all know of valuable properties
tied up t»y the quarrels of their owners.
This plan of fixation would nd to
make such quarrels expensive.
We ail know of small fractions held
at impossible prices in various groups
of claims, not that their owners want
1 Sandon J^Ws -Cropp! f|R<
[§ What the Busy People are Doing where Even the
&>        ' Snow Moves Quickly. 83
sandon resolutions. Fred Holton, James Thompson and
Archie Fiimore are doing a turn at the
Halcyon Hot Springs.
Assayer Robbins of the Payne, accompanied by Mrs. Robbins, returned
from Spokane this week.
About twenty couples enjoyed a very
pleasant dance given by the employees
of the Star mine, last Friday evening,
at the mine.
Quern It*'**
II* wlilcr-
fur March.,
HhI Fo* 	
Nix-ait IV>V	
*llim Utatut .......
SiKj.rli*...,  ,
Editor Stw Denver I.kiwk:
Sir:—F,»ch attempt to place a lax on,
mining property haa called forth most*
violent protest* from the owners and
manager* of such property The 2 per
cent tax was denounced In terms olleu
unparliamentary, and the present pro
noaal of the government (a shown by
Mr. Drewry'* powerful letter (Tak
Lkhcr, April 0th) to ha even more mis
May I, through your columns, propose an entirely different method of as
MMMing such property.
The plan I would prepote I* that
each owner of mining property namm
hit own property himself anuually, fixing the assessment at the figure at
which he la either prepared to tell his
nrawtlt fit Hav tataa fit* O
„.    ..      ,.  i quiraj m convert tor tne ir.pisoopAi
Should «nnlh*r --pe-rwvri nr -eornpftn-f \ %       ,   .     .    _   _ .    ,-r.,    yy
to work them (*hey are content with
swearing in doubtful assessments) but
because their owners hope that the big
company will eventually have to buy
them We want to make this sort of
thing expensive.
Everywhere is property tied tip or
held at absurd prices by iiicninn tent
persons, and our methods of taxation
Imve made it easy and cheap to do this
We have taxed tho workers and mado
it easy for the Idler.       (>
Any fixed tax on the acreage of mineral claims, be it 25 or 50 cents an
acre, is as ansurd as a fixed tax on
every lot In a city, regardless of its situation. It would prove either a heavy
burden or a ridiculously low tax.
Any tax on th" output of mine*, he it
on the gross output or tho net profits,
is wrong in principle, as those workintr
nre taxed while the speculative holder
of mining property es-i**<s. Yours
truly, J. C. Haiuub.
New, Denver, April 14,1908
The total amount of oro shipped fron.
the Slocan and .Slocan   City   mining
divisions for the year 1902 was, approx
imately, 80.000 tons   Since January I
to April  te, um, the shipments have
been aa follows:
Wa«h   T"*l
American Boy	
Arlln at nn...........
Illark i*rinee	
•ifiia Hlrrf	
Vl«h*r Maiden	
Total toes  	
ah* iiiiin'i ahum.
Hishop Cortland Whitehead, of
PItlalnitTJ, la fond of telling atorie*
at ttie ovn expentve. When he wan
rector of tho Cliureh of tho Nativity
at South Bethlehem,  Pa, he ae
fnttead of calling a meeting, Ur,
Drawry wired W. A. Gailiber for par*    Ttm train rftaaittg fiwut flocaa City J mil to B at #i&>,0u».
offer to pay more tatea npen the prop
erty, and upon their depositing a sum
of money with the government to en-
sura their acting In good faith, the
,., _„ *,,.,,..,,..       , ,     * *      ' ,* *      ..      *
*|*t>.i.Cut   'UMM     WtUitj-vJ,*.  V*,.*,1*****'    Ht-ii. >i <v   --A*   yi**Jl
the taxea on the Increased value offered
or sell the property to the party offering to pay lha ieereaeail rate ef taxation. Thus, If A owned a mine which
be valued at 9100,000, and supposing
tho rtti ot e/iMtffjn w«ra flt«;d it I p*r
cent, he would pay 91,000 per annum.
iiu^aUm, i* lo U.Wtk Am j.-joj-vUv
worth IIAO.ooo, he might place a dtpMit
with ike gwwaawat et 5 to 10 per <#»t
and A would either hava to pay 9&»)
of additional taxation for that year or
woiuan, much given to contributing to tbe church aerrk» by interjecting "amen" and "allekiiia."
lie eifdalned to the tynwl woman
that audi -ejaculation* wero not
-OMtomary in tbe Bpiicopal chnrch,
Md alio aat gravely through a aer-
tnoa on dignity and decorum in
Eoblto worehlp.     Afterward  the
l*bop thanked her for restraining
her fervor.
"No n«*d to thank me." retorted
Wit ex*Meihodfot. **Yon didn't
aay anything to make me ahout,"
A well-attended meeting of the citizens of Sandon was held Tuesday evening to discuss the lead bonus question
and the government's action in refusing
to place a tariff on lead products. The
question was discussed from a most
reasonable standpoint, and the following resolutions passed unanimously:
"Whereas this meeting learns with
great regret that the Dominion government has made no provision for adjusting the duties c. lead and its products;
"Whereas, lead mining is now in a
demoralized etate, as under present
conditions it cannot be profitably carried on; and,
"Whereas, the government having
refused assistance to the lead industry,
by providing adequate duties on lead
ami 8 products, a bonus should be
"Therefore, be it resolved, that we the
citizens of Sandon in "aes meeting assembled, resent the act of the govern
ment in the failure to provide such
remedies as a su cienr duty on lead
and its products would Insure.
"Be it further resolved that the Dominion government be requested to
grant a bonus to the (producer of lead,
sufficient to revive tlio lead mining in
dustry, and the vari i;~ umiercinl and
industrial interests dependent on it.
"Bo it further reso ved, that it should
be carefully provided that the bonus
should be paid direct to the producer,
and that the smelter and transportation companies should bn precluded
from depriving tho producer of the
benefit intended to be conferred by such
The young people of Sandon aro preparing to givo a concert next Tuesday
evening that will eclipse anything ever
attempted, In the way of novelty, at"
least. It is a rival affair—that is, the
glrln and bo'va aro each other's rivals,
thu girls providing entertainment for
one hour aad. ten minutes, nnd tho boys
trying nt put up a better entertainment
in a liko allotment of time Ono side
does not know, or is not supposed to
know, what ihe other aide la preparing,
and aurpilsea aro tho order of the pro
Following aro the participant!!;
Indies—Miss McDonald, Misses Pound,
Mi«Hf« McKinnon, Miss Cliff*-, Mrs
.1 Crawford, Miss Thompson, Mlsa V
Jones, Mlsa Smith, Mita Mclnlyre, Miss
Wederhouse, Mioses Hylvia and (ioldie
Warner, Misaes Mabel Kerr, Tina
MacIKinald, and Caasie McDonald,
Oentleman-»*Mewr8. Fred Ritchie, II,
Shtrpe, Will Crawford, John Crawford,
Geo Hoggan, Will Karr, J. E. levering, Nell Maclntyre, W. Oarbut, Win.
Cliff*, I* Ward, Frank MtKinnon,'Red'
Fred Hulbert/Fat*Murphy, W.,Stubbs,
"Windy Hiii Downing, end It J. Mc
Inlyre. Preparations ar« made for Ihe
reception ef a crowd from New Denver.
n as tin* xtm* rf.OAT.
Th* Rambler Is working a small farce.
Jlen are being added to tbe Ivanhoe
Banden'a enow supply ttill exceeds
the demand.
Five ears ef ere wera ahipped Irom
, l   ,   r».        ... t
wm,** vtv*** <«y.<.k ■*. H.ii '*..
Oea. Alexander came la from th*
coast the past week,
Tbe  American Soy started up this
w#ok with a small force.
Bona.—On Tuesday, April 91, 1D-0N,
Saudon has not so large a brewerv as
New York, but Sandon*s New York
brewery makes beer that is as good as
any in the world. Ask for a glass, or
order a case.
Tom Brown, the genial pioneer of
Sandon, known by all Sloeanites, and
recognized as one of the sturdiest business men of the camp, has moved Ms
stock of furnishings to Phoenix.
Robt.  McCammond,   lata C.  P. R.
agen t_hare_but -recen tly,nf. n r« nd-Forh e—
after visiting Sandon for a week, left
for Los Angeles Wednesday morning,
where he will spend a month or two.
John Pratt, who has been laid up
with a serious fracture for som* time,
is out of the hospital.
A badly bruised foot iwkeeping Mike
Morrison company at the hospital.
Jim Lacy is rapidly recovering from
a serious attaek of inflammation of tbe
Geo. Weimant had his hand dressed
at the hospital Saturday, having cut his
thumb off with an axe.
The Legislature on Monday ratified
the action taken by tho Government
canceling the grant, known as thn big
land steal, to the C. P. R, This action,
il Is said, marks iho end ol C. P. R.
domination of the government of this
province, and the downfall of "the old
clique" with whom all things were possible.        	
Hero Ih a problem that haa excited some Httlo interest during the
pnst Reason; Two men enter a store
with eggs to Hell; they each have
sixty eggs. The merchant agrees
to pay one at tho rate of one cent
for two eggs, and the other one
cent for three eggs. It ia clear
that iio pnvs ono man thirty cento
and the other twenty rents. A man
come* for eggs aud the merchant
says: "I will wil theso egga at the
rate at which I bought them—that
la five eggs for two centa." They
are sold, and it is plain they bring
only forty-eight cents. Tho merchant loses two centa in the transaction.   How did it happen.
In Isle worth the other day, aaya
the Pink 'Un, a prettv little white
dog was run over and killed by a
dray. Tho lady who owned it waa
fetched, and said in atigiii«hcd no*
conita: "Well, I'm blessed; and I
had Just washed him."
Mankind are the greatest gainera
*,j   ..........p, *...m..u **»   .*,*■    MM   PCX ilia
£f»t*6 lO WlD'-fJJ jlOJ.Tj ij' i'.V.V.'^K'.Vfc
each to live as seems beat to the
real.-J. R Mill.
Williams' store was again clou* to it,
*. .. .i   t    , *■ *     ,      -,	
'.,*,,  ,*-.■*,*.., tf.,ti.i, ,*.*.,*   ...'.i. uj.*vv»    **w^v   i.t,'\.-iif%¥^i'n9
chocolate* In the ahew case*, eorblis-
t*r th* juicy apples and orange* la tbe
For drink* that Seed ymt upper Uo» •
with pleaaur* try the Kootenav la Saa
I den.
A piece of furniture for the horn* Is
a present that is valuable,   D. J. Rob-
to tb* wil*of II B. Beauly, a daughter, j «'**»n * Co. «4 h»#on have th* right
(hi  huthe* will return  tu Saudou «.i«dr»f r»M.»»,d are «*lllrif at tb« ri^hr
about Ihe I0(h of May te re*am« work ',r,im      ,_„.	
en hi* pmxttlm Kt«*y nnwlfith act make* naael-
John Roliibo, * miner wall known flahne*M more possible.   The more
about Sandaa. died Uatw**k at Kaasjloveyou give out. the more will
|loop*elcwntnmptien. 'return to yon. THE LEDttE, NEW DENVEK, B. C, APRIL 28. 1903.
Tenth Year.
The Ledge.
With which is' amalgamated the
Sandon Paystrbak,
Published every Thursday in the richest silver-
lead-zinc camp on earth.
Legal advertising 10 cents a nonparlel line
first insertion, and 5 cento a line each subsequent
insertion. Reading- notices 25 cento a line, and
commercial advertising graded iu prices according to circumstances.
bubscriptlon,»ia year in advance or $8.50 if
not so paid.
Fellow Pilgrims: Thk LtDGK is located at
New Denver, B. C , and is traced to many parts
of the earth It has'never been raided by the
jheriff, snowsllded by cheap silver, orimbdued
by the-fear of man It works for ti.e trail blazer
as well as the bay-windowed, champagne-flavored
capitalist It alms to be on the right side of
everything, and believes that hell should be administered to tho Wicked in large doses. It has
stood tbe test of time, and an ever-increasing
paystreak is proof that It is better to tell th
truth, even If the:heavens do occasionally
our smokestack.
One of the noblest works of creation Is the man
who always nays the printer; he i3 sure of n
bunk in paradiso, with titornlen roses for a pillow by night, and nothing but gold to look at
by dny.
Address all communications to—
„ '      „ THE   LEDGE,
Now Denver, B, 0
A pencil cross in this square
tadlcHtofl that your subscription Is due, and that the editor
wants mee again to look at
your collateral.
THURSDAY,    APRIL   26,   1903.
The nimble ad is better than the
slow poster.
The lowest trail often leads to
the highest mountain.
Lumber is a friend indeed to the
Kootenay country.
Courage will often make a
deuce in the hole greater than an
ace in sight.
The weather has been beautiful
ever since Lowery's Claim camped
in Vancouver.
The lead miners of the Slocan are
as m.ich entitled to protection as
the farmers of the Northwest.
ing the year jnst closing of $380,-
442, according to the auditor-general's statement. It will be remembered that Lowery's Claim
was shut out of the mails one
month during tliis time.
The proposed amendment to the
Assessment Act, fixing the rate of
taxation on crown-granted mineral
claims at 50 cents per acre, will
not pass the present legislature.
We hope this will make somebody
breathe easier. The government
has also postponed the sale, of
crown-granted claims.
The editor of the High River
Eye Opener has had it in for a certain bartender of Calgary, who ditl
not do things to suit the quill man,
and now the quill man is gloating
over the fact that the bartender
has been "fired." Perhaps the
Eye Opeener man couldn't get hte
eye-openers regularly enough.
The Dominion government has
appointed Chief Justice Hunter
and Rev. Elliot Rowe a commission to enquire into the labor
troubles of British Columbia. It
docs seem to be a waste of time
and money, this "commission of
inquiry" business, when everybody knows that our labor troubles
are the result of mixing 1 per cent,
of common sense with 99 per cent.
of pure cussedness.
Frank Rogers, a union man,
was shot in Vancouver the other
day, as a result of a fracas between
union and non-union men. The
report sent out by the C. P. E.
made a weak bid for public sympathy for the "law and order" (?)
side of the freight-handlers' strike,
by stating that Rogers resembled
in appearance the leader of the
"scab" forces, and intimated that
the shooting was done by union
men, and that Rogers was shot at
by mistake. The people know what
that kind of "bosh" means.
Statistics published in the New
York Journal show that the principle of public ownership has been
applied to the lighting of Chicago
With wonderful success. Enemies
of public ownership insist that the
principle is a dream, something
that the people should enter on
with fear and trepidation. They
ignore the fact that public ownership is not an untried theory.
When it has been tried and the
trials have extended over many
years and many places, the result
is. in nine cases out often, highly
advantageous to the people.
Take the case of Chicago. Is a
saving of $283,612.89 in electric
lighting in one year tbe achievement of an airy theory or a dream ?
Yet the fact is ihat private ownership of the electric light system of
Chicago would have cost the people of that city just $283,012.89
more than it cost as operated under municipal auspices.
In fifteen years of public owner«
ship of its lighting plant, Chicago
has saved enough to pay for the
whole plant, and the annual extensions of the city. Well may the
New York Journal ask wherein
does the public, the owner of the
utility, profit from private ownership.
The ambition of a private corporation in control of a public utility
i.s to give'the greatest possible r*•-
turns to its shareholders. Pub':*
ownership looks solely to tho advancement of tho interests of the
people, who share every dollar that
a public utility may yield.—Toronto World.
Our bull pup is not dead. Having eaten up most of our delinquents, he is now enjoying a, well-
earned rest.
Never take your ad out of the
local paper until your goods are
shipped out of the camp,_and_j,mir
face is turned towards far-away
The Slocan is too rich a country
to remain long in the shade of depression. Faint hearts should not
forget this in tlieir moments of
CosrpuLsiox does not work in
labor troubles any more than, it
does in the liquor business. Education will bring about all reforms
without blows.
There is no truth in the rumor
thnt Dave Carley will start a daily
paper in Nelson. Dave prefers
the fat income that is attached to
weekly journalism.
Wn don't want to incite any
spring poet Into doing anything
that we might bo sorry for, but.
really, this weather makes uh feel
like springing something.
Ami now wo are aro told that
South Africa is no place for farm-
on* without capital. Evidently
South Africa is open to two classej
of people only—capitalists and
If all dtitfoH were removed the
Sloean would have a letter chance
to live. To refuse the laid miner*
a high tariff on their product, und
at tlio name time tax nearly everything they nw» te not a wjnare deal*.
It is not to bo wondered at that
mining papers published in England will mix up the Slocan mining
divisions in reproducing the mining news, but it does not look well
for the B. C. Review, usually reliable, to publish, week after week,
a list of Slocan shippers "from Slocan City Division," not one of
ferred to. The Slocan and Slocan
City mining divisions are separate,
and a distinction should bc made,
although, if in doubt
"the Slocan," without reference to division, will convey the meaning intended.
J. C. Harris suggests a novel
solution of the mining tax problem
in liis communication intltfs paper,
If it wore workable it would solve
not only -she tax problem, but nil
other problems that tho industrial
world has to contend with. The
same principle applied to other industries would bring tho world to
socialism, by making the government custodian for all private
property holders. Whether or not
Mr. Harris' suggestion is acceptable, his logic cannot ho questioned.
Ho may not bo able to impress the
government with tho practicability
of his plan, but ho is right in making tho nssoition that every attempt to tax tho inining industry
has brought forth complaint from
those interested directly in mining,
and that any suggestion that aims
at bettering existing conditions is
better than continually making
A great deal of sympathy is at
present being peddled out to tusde-
servers by tho press of the province. The people are being severely scored for sending their
money to eastern department stores
for goods which can, and should,
lie purchased at home. In doing
this, the loc:il press is. of course,
perfectly justified. Every community needs all the money ifeci tizens possess for the development
of its own municipality. If it. is
sent east it onty enriches the merchant princes, without benefitting
eastern merchants, on the other
hand, make advertising a special
study; use printers' ink liberally,
and, consequently, they prosper.
"Every summer I sojourn among
the mountains of Jackson county,
not far from my home," said Ben
P. Hunt, a prominent newspaper
man of Huntsville, Ala., at the
Riggs house. "When I first went
there some years ago I stood in
mortal dread of the rattlesnakes,
which were said to infest the
region. The particular mountain
02 which my log cabin stood had a
reputation as the habitat of innumerable rattlers, and every
morning when I went forth to shoot
squirrels I feared encountering
some of the dangerous reptiles.
"Iu all the years of my visits to
the mountain I have never yet
seen a live rattlesnake, but a number of them after they were slain
by the mountaineers. The natives
do not stand in much awe bf the
snakes, for they know of a sovereign remedy—a certain oil that has
never yet failed to cure a person
after having been bitten. Every
countryman in that mountain
keeps a. bottle of this oil at his
home and ono hears many wonderful stories of the cures it has
"But a worse enemy to the rattlesnake than his human foes is a
member of their own family—the
black snake. I have come across
several reputable men in the mountains who havo witnessed with
their own eyes these snakes in
deadly combat. According to
their unanimous testimony it is always a fight to the death and the
black snake ever conies out victorious. In fact, it is purely a onesided duel. The rattler is no soit
of a match for his wily opponent,
who glides around and around his
clumsy antagonist till begets either
dazed or tired out. Thun, at the
opportune time, the black jumps
on the rattler, catches him by the
back of the neck and enfolds his
helpless victim, crushing him boa
constrictor fashion until life is extinct.
"Numbers of mountaineers who
have seen these strange encounters
say they never knew a rattler to
escape."—Washington Post.
Just as clever witticisms in the
States aie attributed to Abraham
Lincoln, so are exceptionally good
yarns in Canada made to associate
with the talismauic name of Sir
John A. Macdonald. A friend of
our's the other day told us the
following: A lady had been talking
about women's rights and wound
up by exclaiming:
"What, after all, Sir John, is
the difference between man and
woman? '
"I cannot conceive," said Sir
The man who has a license to
i-ell whiskey in tho West has the
greatest graft outside of a gold
mine. Ho is master of the situation and a czar in his domain.
People come to him. He doesn't
need to go to them. On all fours
they come crawling up to the foot
of his throne, fifteen cents in hand,
supplicating for a shot of booze.
Were there fifty bars in Calgary,
half a dozen in Okotoks, a dozen in
High River, or four in Nanton,
there would be no increase in the
consumption of whiskey, and the
public, by dint of competition,
would get drinks at reasonable
prices. Our hotel keepers out West
are all such genial roosters that it
o;oes against the grain to animadvert on this matter. But we are
writing for the public, for the
good of the greater number.—'The
Eye Opener.
To be slavish
is to invite a ty-
Is the only hall In the city Bulled for Theatrical
Performances. Concerts, Dances and other public entertainments,   ^or bookings write or wire
Scorctary Sandon Miners' Union
\IT ANTED-SEVERAL persons ok
11 character nnd (rood reputation in each
state (one In this county required) to represent
und mlvertlse old established weahby l.usincss
house uf solid (iiunei.U standing. S ilary (21 .ou
weekly wilhexpuiiso* mldltUmhl, all piiynble in
cash direct t-acli Wednesday from liciiit olHct-B.
Ilorsft and currlaRe furnished when "necessary;
IMiTi'iKVR. Eni'looe self addres cd envelope.
Colonial Co , 834 Dearborn St., Chicago.
The t6TvOn^^vlnHrit~rs~sent one
iota. But the country merchants are
a great deal to blame in this matter, tho majority of them do not
give their wa sufficient pun-
licity. They shun tho advertising
columns of their loe I paper; bul
expect that same paper to fight
their eastern competitors. If it
doesn't, tho paper is " no good,"
and must be "cushed." Some of
them, when asked for an advertisement, will answer that they mo too
well known to advertise. But being well known personally does not
make tho public acquainted with
the goods on the shelves.   The big
Thk carpenters' atrike in Van*-
eouver haa been nettled by arbitration. Tho freiKht-lmndleiH' strike
might l>e settled in the name way,
If the C. P. R. didn't have such n
cinch on tho business of the
A WAaiiiMiruN judge diwiiiwcd
a gambling came tho other day he*
caitM? he couldn't find llie wind
"elmek-luck" in the dictionary,
Tld« might give a clue to the funny
tlilngH we see trniiwictcd by the
BHUhIi Columbia court*.
General braying: Mining Sup
plies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.
Coa & Wood for Sale
Saddle Horses and Pack 'air.ais.
Feed Stables nt New Denver.
Why yoa should buy
fair   play
Because it in tho \w»t quality.
BeCaUSO it l* tlio  most lasting
chew ——■—-»
BeCaUSO it is tho lnrget»t high
grades or 10c plug.
BeCaUSO ihe Intra ore vnlnnblo for
premiums until January
1st, 1901.
BeCaUSO wo    gwirnntpn   every
plug:, ii ud
BeCaUSO y°"r -1''"!'*'' In author.
Brick Block    New Denver
Manager of HOSUN HALL.
Sh oes
I have a few pairs of shoes
which 1 will sell at.........
These are genuine bargains.
Come and see for yourself.
Puriey Ward.      Sandon*.
Chadbourne & McLaren
Ore shipped to Nelson will be care-
lullv looked alter.
NELSON,    " -      -      -      B. C*
ized   tn    ri'fm d    vour
nioiiev if vou are imt
Tup. estimated  were presented
lattt   wee*.     I^acii   o<   tlie   \\et*i\
•toUmteiitty miiug* im'ivw* ei*,-u*ovj(
for the maintenance and repair of
nmh, IrtAgL*, trait*, etc-   In ad*
<litinn,   the   government   revotea
•%2.2'rii tor the  (/."men tree*  roadl
iu the .Sloean riding.
Bomk people in Vanconver think
that the strikes io tliat city were
tha outcome of a plot hatched in
Beattie by the merchant*.   Aa it ia
most ot the northern trade ia Wing
/>u:MMMMMM.M The  Canadian
enmnamen Fim,»cr, Pi.b-
On  Parmc lwhwl  in   To-
n rarms rouUtt „Whu
as a solution of tho Chinese prob-
li'in, tho use of the yellow boy on
tho farms in Ontario.   It myn thnt
thero is such a scarcity of farm
labor there thnt it is next to im-
jKMwiblo for tho farmer* to get in
their crop this year.   All the available help has come west, and the
cry comes in from all quartern of
the scarcity of men.   "Homo farmers,"  it  a<lds,   "havo  offered an
high na 8150 and $250 a year with
iKiiitil,'' and yet cannot get help.
It b-dieves that instead of a $500
head  lux Mug put upon Cltinn-
tiii'ii, they »hoii]d Ihi coiniielle-d to
work tluee or four yeara on Ontario farm*.
Th« Canadian  Farmer may lie
■m>dorv,tnt>d  the oii\\[v*\\on ot\ UHJJILtliifciL-B
& Summer
OUilllltld &w.iT!i&r
AW your mili'i'tloiion
nrrlvnlotiroil*. Stilti madn In tho order Hint
uiAi'taan* laevlveil
P. Pi LIEBSCHER, -«***••
8oif Tallai
ca   "Kyr   C5   "RT  "B
Blue Prize, Henry Vane,
Columbus & Havana Whip
Pity ore *r*» mnii# ii»—
l/l&al d      W P. KIMDUIIKK * OO .
Wliiiil|»ir, Man.
Itci>rr«ent«l liy Okohhk ll.mrox.
Meetings In tho I nl m Hall evorjr Friday cve-
nlni? at 7:80 VWHi K Im-thren cordially Invtj. 4
tontt-nd Fkkd. Krr.iiiK, Nobto Grand; .I.E.
LovhBiNG, Secreti »y; Dan Hdulky, V. Grand.
A.F.& A.M.
ItoRulftrCommmiiMHin held tho fln-tThur**-
ilnvin wuh month In Mason lo Hull at 8 ji. u .
Sojourning brethren Pro cordially Invited to attend   Jamib M  Bahton, Su-rcta y.
Folliott & McMillan
Po\lersIn Roimh and I)r.»«ed Lumber.Ooaft
Flooring and Joint Fliil«tilii)M Miml'cr. Mo Id-
inir.ttv. Hai.li and Hoors on Hand or to order
Julihlnit promptly nttuiidud to.
Factory on Malum..  SANDON.
Manufacturer of
iODYAVE.       0",,U",d,V SANDON
Bar Iron Steel, Pipe Fitting* Etc
Smokers' Supplies
Williamson's.    Sandon.
the yeihm \my, Clttnnmim nm
mcIioa|i," »nd "'nober," unit ''In*
dintrloun," nnd  "faithful," m It
it-ffillpvp*,   l>ut  limy   wmild nflvw
•    •■>       . • *
nn Onlnrlo fnnn ham). Tlie Ciiinn*
mmi in clidip, but not mt cheap as
If the Chinaman were Introduced
on Ontario farm* il would not be
twenty veav» unlit lit vitwld awn
don« in fi«attl*. while Vanmnver »h« farmland and  be employing
Strangers of every
merchant* are «naW«l  tm>
nlgbt'n sleep oecanionally.
r* *
"Thk way of th« tmnitfwwHwr in
hawL" Thet** him been a iem In
the powtal bunineiw of Canada dur*
other Chine**, tn Onlario l>uyi», U>*j
work for him.
Tltere la a i^olwtion of the Ontario farm hand |>rt>t>lt>m, It te
idmple. Pay a man'* wage for a
mil'* work.
Aro alw«v* welcome at
the Hutel Slocan, In Thiee
Forks. There It alwuy*
plenty *A foud a*\A JvUVa
in the hoose, nnd nothing
h chiAiged loi' I'Xikiug **,
the scenery. Come in snd
have something when yoa
pens by.
itSaek of Montreal.
Ktl«kll*li«d l»t?.
Capital (all paid op) $12,a40U0.00
llewnrreA tnoA    •    :     7 OlTf) <W» Of!
Undlvidod prollts :   t   :>W,lHl..Jl
Rt. Hon Lord Sthathoova a.id Moukt Wor*L» G.C.M.O. President.
Hoy. O. A. Drommomd, Vice President,
E a Cukjrtok, General Manager,
BranftfMW rn all pfim ol Can/ids, Newfoundland, Orettt Hrlt/ifn, snd
the United States.
New Denver branch
LB B. DE VEBEW, Manager Tenth Yeah.
general Hews Comment
A ivisitor froni the United States in
the census vear, 1901, said to a Canadian: "It seoms very strange to me that
your population increases so muph more
slowly ilian.tliat of the United Stales
I have traveled through Canada from
ocean to ocean  and  I  believe  vour
country has even greater natural re
sources than the United States    Your
climate is invigorating: you have vast
areas  of rich soil;  your undeveloped
mineral wealth is probably greater than
that of any other country'; your timber
:..resources,*in spite of waste, are still, of
enormous value; your fisheries are uii:
equalled; you have a magnificent sva-
tern of intermit waterways; your D>.
million juts out into both- the*,At|antic
and Pacific oceans and is nearer to both
Europe and Asia * than anv part of the
United States; your system of govern
ment is democratic, and although law
and order are everywhere strictly enforced you have just as much liberty as
we have in the United States, yet your
population is almost at a standstill aud
our census shows that wo have 1,200.000
Canadians iu the United States    If tbe
children  of Canadian Americans were
counted ns Canadians we would probably be able to.reckon as many Canadians in our republic as in your Do
minion.   How do you account for this?
There must be somethin* wrong."
''The Canadian replied: "1 admit
that our census figures are somewhat
disappointing, but there is no occasion
for the United States to commissernte
us. It is true our growth of pn (•illation
ia relatively lees than that of the Uniteu
States, but the growth of our foreign
tiado is relatively far greater Inthe
fiscal year ending June 80, .. 19J1,
the total foreign trade of the United
States, excluding coin and bullion,
amounted in value to $2,810,937,15^
That means with a population of about
76,000,1*00, a trade of about $30 per
head The foreign trade of Canada
during the same vear amounted iu
value to $381,721,880, which, with n
population of about five and one-third
millions, means a per capita trade of
over $71 So yon see our trade man for
man is more than twice as great as that
of our neighbors iii the United States,
and wo have more reason for boasting
than you have "
Without knowing it the Canadian
struck very close to the cause of the
slow growth of population in Canada
•during the last ten years; Our foreign
trade iias been larger than- the foreign
tiade of the United States in proportion
to population because Canadians have
imported every year many millions of
dollars' worth of goods thatshould have
been produced in Canada, while our
neighbors across the line have; used
#ooda mado in their own country by
their own people. The foreign trade
ol the United States has been proportionately smaller than that of Canada,
but the internal, trade lias been vastly
....«..»_   'rPL*^—'..a—.—.—^-I-.|—-i^--i^-J
States has persistently fostered home
industries by a high protective tariff
The so-culled National Poliev tariff of
•the Conservatives at its highest was
, much lower than the Wilson tariff of
the Democrats, which was regarded as
ruiuoiihly low by ii great majority of
United States citizens. During the
fiscal year ending Juno 80th, 1901, we
bouglit for consumption in Canada
4110,485,000 worth of United States pro-
■ducte, and exported to the United
States $(i7,98:l,'i78 of Canadian products,
leaving a balance against Canada of
- over forty two million dollars. Included in the Canadian exports to the
United States wero gold-bearing quartz,
dust ami nuggets to tho value of fit,-
1281,890, mostly taken from tho Klondike by gold suckers from the United
States If these gold experts nre de
ducted (rom the total Canadian export.-
to the United State* there remain only
$13,751,783, ho the balance a«alnstCa
inula on ordinary merchaiMlse is $0(5,
Whilo tho United States product*
have been coming into Canaan, Cana
dian men and women have been going
to tho United States. Canada has for
many years been exchanging men foi
goods Some bslen nf good* come In; a
man goes out; for if wo do not provide
employment at Home to mit tho varied
tahntsaud tastes of our peoplo they
will go abroad to seek work. There
aro very few families in Canada tliat
hive not at least one member in the
United'.States. At lease three1 fourths
of those who leave Cinada for the
United., States go to seek employment
in the cities and towns of that country,
and many Canadians are actually occupied iu the United States producing
goods for consumption in Canada. If
there hud been iu force in Canada during the last thii ty years a policy of protection as thorough and consistent as
thatv.hich has so wonderfully level-
■jipod the United States, there would be
very few Canadians over the border today —Industrial Cmiad.-.
In 1932 Canada's total production of
pig iron amounted to 319,537 tons, 74,
581 tons, or 30 4 per cent, in exees-s of
the production of oil In 1300 thn out
put of Canadian plant* amounted to
81,090 tons, against 91,077 tons in 1899,
(i8,7o5 tons iu 1898, 58,79-$ tons in 1897,
ii0,030 tons in 189 i, 37,829 tons in 1895.
and 41,791 tons in 1891. Thus it will be
seen tliat the production of 1902 is GIB
por cent, larger than that of 1891 Of
tho production in 1902, 802,712 tons
werejniado with coke and 116,831 with
charcoal, * A little "over* one-third, or
107,315 tons, was .basic pig iron The
bessomer pig iron made amounted to
about 9,000 tons Spiegeloiseu and for-
roinaiiganesu have not been inade since
1899. On December 81, 1902, the un-
s ild stocks of pig iron amounted to
about 20,000 gross tons, as compared
with 59,172 tons at the closo of 1901, and
12.4'$5 tons at tho close of 1903. On December 81,19-32, Canada had fourteen
completed blast furnaces, of which
seven were in blast and seven were
idle. Of these nine were''equipped to
use coke for fuel, four to use charcoal
und one to use mixed charcoal and
coke. In addition, f u coke, an 1 tw.
charcoal furnaces were being built on
December 81, 1902.
There is more iron in Canada-than
any other country in the world. In the
Maritime province.-!, Western Ontario,
British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and Labrador it is found in in
exhaustible quantities. The deposits
are also of exceptionally good quality
The Canadian iron trade is only in it«
infancy, Imt the time is" undoubtedly
near at hand when it will heroine oue
ot the leading industries of the country
There a e splendid ooporluiii'.ies f»r
investment in iron mines in this province'. The hematite ores of East Koote
nay are equal to anything of the kind
found in the United States. Some of
the best properties have been sold to
Sir Thomas Shaugiiessy and his associates, but there is mile after mile of
ground in the same neighboihood that
is just as good, and claims can be purchased on very reasonable terms : he
iron fields of this district only require
capital for development purposes to be
tome the scene of great industrial activity and a source of large profit to the
Miiri'rr-    r     "   ~
ing much faster than the Canadians of
English speaking races:   Thoy double
i heir.numbers every twerity-five years
In Quebec, the birth rate is 86 83 per
cent jiertiio sud   v
If the French Canadians could ;be
kept from emigrating to" "the United
States they would soon domirfate
Canada, leaving out of consideration
what immigration' may do to offset that
tendency At any. rate they will great-y
outnumber,-, Canadians of British and
Irish descent by the middle of the century. With the compact French maBS
on one hand and a large European and
American mass on the other that will
be absolutely without attachment to the
British throne, it is plain that independence or union with the United
States wj 11 be a live issue itf Canada be
foie many years have '"elapsed. It is
useless to talk about, the loyalty of the
French-Canadians to the British em;
pir'e. They are not loyal in any true
sense, and they cannot be counted upon
as a bond between the Canada of the
future and the British empire.
Fred. Irvine & Co.,
•tOBBf t«-Bi»amB8f
Men get, completely at" aea just as soon
as thoy quit telling the  truth. ' It, is
common to say that nil* things are fair
in love or war.   However, this is not
the case  Truth telling pays best in the
long run.   The facts are bound to come
out, and the result will he the same
whether thn -lies have'been painted
black or white.   Tho man in political
affairs who indulges in false accusations
aud statements  cannot bo honest in
nu-duesB or social life    Some men smile
serenely upon being detected in th*?ir
political deviltry, and loudly boast of
having "worked the opposition."   For
such offenses in business life the trickster would become offended on being told
of his perfidy    Should tlie facts find
their way into the columns of news
papei'B he would appeal to the strong
aim of the law for pecuniary renuinera
tion ou account nf damage to his char
acter      This questionable conduct   is
not confined.to Conservatives, Liberals,
McBridites. Curtisites, or Foley ites bn*.
may be found in large chunks in all of
the partie-i or sections of parties jk**!*!!*--*
iiii! to political power.   It is even prac
tived by prohibitionists. Tliey argue that
'ihe end justifies the means and it is
right to do wrong providing that good
comes of it."  This is exemplified by
the .employed, detectives who lire sent
into local option districts for the purpose of discovering crime   1 he detee
tive is expected to report those engaged
in the sale of intoxicants.   By falfo representations.he gains the'-.confidence ol
the man who violates the law,   then
proceeds to buy liquor and get drunk
with those who do not rosnevtthe law.
The seller and buyer are alike bad men.
audit is remarkably strange that good
men will approve the course of oiio and
condemn tlie other ."Two men may steal
a cow    One may escape punishment
by testifying against tho other, but both
aie by the public branded as thieves
One is a common thief, the other is a
thief and n traitor    The difference is
without distinction  save that  one is
punished and the other is not.—Kx.
In White and Colored Fancy JMuslins and Zephyrs, 75c to
.■■;".'*■■■ :;d;;: ■  .,■■' Air Sizes.,. ■
Mail orders promptly filled. Write for samples.
Embroideries and Laces in all the new designs
April Delineators.   All the latest-Butterick Patterns now to hand*.
Infants' Robes, Cloaks, Underwear in complete sets.      Children's Muslin Dresses, in white and
colored, in all sizes from-1 to 6,\ oars, plain; also lace and embroidery, neatly trimmed.
Prints, Chambrys, Muslins, Lawns, Zephyrs, Ghig iams, Naiusoo'ks, Dimities, at very low prices.
Fred. Irvine & Co.,
The New York Sun thinks that
whether American immigration into
Canada is sufficient to have any effect
or not, loyally to tbe British crown will
at no distant day cease to he adoiniu
ant sentiment in Canada. British sentiment in Canada, which is so flamboyant
in seme of tho newspapers, is largely
confined to Scotch aud English emi
grants and their descendants and the
descendants of the loyalist refugee*,
from the thirteen colonies during and
following the revolution Thu census
of 1901 shows that it is precisely this
element of the population that Is increasing most slowly
Immigration into Canada from the
United Kingdom te not sullicieut to off'
•et the death Ines of previous iiniui
.rrautH, Between 1871 and 19JI the
.lumber of Canadians of English, Irish
ir Scotch nativity decreased from 185,-
V2 Mo 889,0,12, On the oilier hand the
.lumber of immigrants from oihei
countries residing iu Canada increased
181,081 iu 1871 to '278,804 in 19.11. The
present immigration la less than one-
third British. Tho United Stntes supplies move than n third, and the rest
com 'M from continental Europe. However much these immigrants may be
come attached to Canada, thoy will
never acquire much British eoiiilmeiit.
Tlw French Canadian* are increas
Birds a-flvin'no'ih ag'in,
Low and soft like blows de win';
Larks asingin'ebery nio'n
In de stubble ob do co'n;
Froga a-chirpin' ebery night—
Shouldn't wonder fish'd bite,
A brum,' Abrum, git de pole!
We'ee gwine to de fishin' hole.
Fish-wo'ms crawlin on de groun',
Doesn't.'speet dat I'se aroun'.
Mr. Catfish lubs yo1 wo'm—
Hi, dar ! don't de rascal squirm !
'Mandy, 'Mandy, bake some pone—
Hurry'iip, 'cause we'se a goin'!
Catfish waitin'fer do hook,
Bring liiin home to-night to cook.
'Speca I'll ketch a ten-poun' fish,
Much as any coon could wish,
'Leas'twas possum baked qui'.obrown,
Ain't no possums no whar roun'.
Hook a Vallor bullhead cat,
Fisli won't know where be is at
Till he's fryin'in de pan—
Abrum, Abrum, bring d.- can!
Hustle, Abrum, to do brook!
Get a crawfish on yo' hook.
Maybe fish-wo'ins what he'd wish.
Matidv, Mandv, bring de pone—
If dat'bait don't ketch"a fish !
Hurry up, 'cause w'seagoin'!
Put a" skillet on de fiah.
Dar'll be fish, or I'm a liah !
-W. Felter.
'What's the matter with you?" asked
Spring Time
Now is tho season of the year to assist nature to ward off
disease, W/e have several popular remedies fur Spring
medicines.       TRIFOLIUM   COMPOUND   IS   GOOD.
Donaldson's Cough Cure
Donaldson's Rheumatic Cure
Donaldson's Scalp Cleaner
Resorcerine Hair Tonic
Barney's Liniment
The above are remedies prepared here and which wo have
pleasure in recommending when such are required.
Red Cross Drug Store,p- J- ^Tb. c.
indications are
■W*^*WW^* t^**tJW**i?99*+*at9*l*tr*i*
that thU will prove to bo tho best
retail waist season on record.
Our goods and your energy should
uiaku it w
It is High Time
to look through your trunk, ace
whnt vou need and order what
vou feel is too Rood to Init long.
Don't Wait
A Cedar etreet lady, while attending
to her household duties on Monday last
left her front door open, the weather
being  warm and pleasant.   While at
work In the kitchen she heard a some
what unusual noise in the parlor, and
opening the door loading to that room,
was horrified to see a cow standing in
the center of the room, very much at
home.   Not knowing the gentle quali
ties of the average Sudbury cow, the
ludy shrieked for all she was worth, and
a neighbor came in    By this time the
visitor was also a little excited, and i i
turning around managed to doso the
door through which she had entered.
Finally alio was driven out through the
kitchen, and the state in which she left
the carpet can better be Inngined than
we can describe it here.   It took the
ludy a couple of days to (jet things tu
rights, aiKl she isn't yet quite sure thai
all  traces.of her visitor have disan
nearetl    It is needless to say thatitfic
front door is now kept closed.—Sudbury
Exchange     t
"What this coiintiT needs is not I in
perialism, but Caiiuliaiilsin,"says Editor Cooper iu tbe C-iuadiau Magazine.
"Tho other niKht  I wns one of the
three judges on an hitemillegiate do
bate on  an industrial topic.    Every
argument tool on both Hides was drawn
from United States periodicals and text
books, and the name nf Ureat Britain
was never mentioned     Thn United
States periodical and   magazine aro
found in every home, the United .Statei
dictionary  iu every school, and the
United States view' of Briish states
men In every newsp«|H«r.   Even when
wobuv the .Strand and i'uaraou's we
buy American editions, with ail the
really  IMtisli article* taken out and
their place* filled with United States
material,   We hid luffo.lii* all  them
things,   we ar« cmntniltlii^  all  this
foolishness, because wu do uot stop to
think where they are IwkIIiik us."
"I'm fooling lonelv," was the reply.
"Don't you like this town?'	
"I don't like this earth,"
'•What s"tho objection to it?"
"People are to egotistical. If there's
anvthing I hate it's egotism And when
I Bee kings going nbout confidently and
doing things wrong, and diplomats trying all sorts of insincere tricks with
complete effrontery, and lawyers seeking applause for arguing the wrong
side of the case and everybody plnving
utter selfishness without a blush, I am
forced to tlie conviction that 1 am the
only high toned and moral gentleman
on the globe. And It makes me feel
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.
P.- Burn
Fresh, Salted and Smoked Fish Just Received.
P. 0. Box 296.
Phono 179
Ami ageuti fur
Monogram,     M?rguerita,
Eastern & Olympia Oysters
m 01 ftlW4W^*M\W m » »m» » fc****^¥^*fc^**,<a^-^a^-TJV^^M»y-l^.t)^_fx^/>^
El Justillo,
Our Special,
El Condor,
till other* havo «o«jured all wo
havoof what you like best and
need most.
W» R. flegaW, Sandon and Vernon.
Powder, Fuse, candles,
Oenerfll Nine Sunnlies
Tuckett's Union Labe'
Karnaclc T. & B. V. C.
Couiut ...vxuiXiLt 'AltvLi iiiii CiAiitiiiA* Ahuiic,
Vttiu-ouvDr, 11. U.
Turkeys and Chickens
Sausage of all kinds made fresh eveuy day in the week
The time was whun \m\i\e in this
con in ry, like the I'liarUeu ol old
tlinnkeil timl lhatlh.'y wero imt nsolher
men, and fisitltiilarly like the exreji-
tioiisllv wicked |N>n|ile arross the border. *\\i mo no Innifer hi a ixitliimi
ovpii to act tho Vhntitwe, because while
we Sn lhls«!OUiitrv huve sent * tow ttmia
ot bribers to lull fnr a month or two, llio
authorities of Hi. l^nls hsve taken llm
greater -rrimlnalu, Ihe mtlllonairft h.x«l
lem, and sent them to the penitentiary.
In commcvtulivig uimviv thmm (nvtn tlve
Toronto Teh^ram mvs: "There is
I owtv muti |iit;t<rrite 9im ie.** iv*t * mutt i
htViniD^uyjuiVAvy IVii.h te i>iu' i.iW'.f'
fren and Eojfllsh speakinjf country on
wrtli. Tht story ol how a Ion* lawyer
in 'SA Louis «Ii«xK-eil tho huoAUr* hum
thaliigltulacfM of slste and even national tiolltlcs, was a shock to Canadlfin |
l*..■..  it. t.i)H  U*,i,'ti4't,Hii',l    '!'■  list.v.lf',*,-'** *•>■*    i
slllttllons. Canadian polilfe* tn>«y not
donlicaUin uttrt detail thc ini*i»iiii«*
ol St. Uuls, hut Onlarlo anil no part of
Canada could duplicate the triumph*
which Joseph Folk, district attorn*- of
St. UnU, achieved ortr tha coml.ined
torn* of bvII.*"
Silver King Hotel
In Nelaon, I havo accurcd a
lease upon tho Imperial, and
have changed the no mo to
what it waa years njjo;
The Silver King Hotel
This nama la familiar to all
who hl.tzod tlio trails in <-ai ly
days, and tlw nowcouiiiJt'a
will nnti fortret It If th#»v Aeon
In nnA ***, me.
A visit to onr Tailoring
Kin |«oi iu in will give
you an idea ol tho pre-
valllnjf stylos Icr.Spring
Clothing ,
HtiDi'ii  AVK.VUK.
jl Jie
Filbert Hotel
Wm, Bennett, Proprietor.
H. Geigerich,
Oor bmA way of learning how to ,, p ,„,,       , .
woraoti? progrww in tiie iutur*- ia j Tl* Xmi Tmm U   l^W^ueutlii
to find out wbut !>«• been the ehief *«« *<***-
»fana ©I iia idrancwaent Sa U»] ——
p#tt.—Bobtrt C. Arkmt. iB*ufOR.a Ut*h Main St., Sandon.
Thn FllWrt Is now th* h#«t hotel In tb* Hlnenn     Th* Tilnlntr Rnom 1* eon-
dnetMnn strletlv flr*t,*,lass|»rin*M»l«Hi     Th* mwa ar* larfr*,
cotnlo.tahle and j»roprly taken eare of.
PVomn»HiMft im to, v>«*'rv3
We set the Best Meal in Sandon
Meals, fftc.   Tfrtef.r $T.
iHahi Street.
Best JOB WORK in the Slocan done at THE LEDQE. THE LEDUE, NEW DENVER, B. C, APftIL 28.  1903.
Tenth Year.
[Condensed advertisements, suoh as For 9»le
Wanted, Lort, Strayed, Stolflu, Births. Deatha,
Marriages, Personal, Hotels, Legal, Medieal.ete,,
areinaarted when not exceeding 20 words for
»5 cenla each Insertion. Each five words or less
oyw ») words are five cents additional.)   ■ "
Notary Futolio.
. Notary Public, ., Insurance Agent and
Mining Broker. MlnlngStocksboughtandsold.
General agent for Slocan properties. Small
Debts Court held 1st and 3rd Mondays In every
month.   Established 1805.
and American plan. Meals, S5 cents. Rooms
from 2c up to il. Only white help employed,
nothing yellow about the place except the cold
MADDEN HOUSE, NELSON, is contrail/
located and lit by electricity It ts headquarters for tourists and old timers. Miners nr
millionaires are equally welcome. THOS.
MADDEN. Proprietor.
THK ROYAL HOTEL. Nelson, is noted for
Uic exoollence of its cuisine.   SOL JOHNS,
BAKTLKTT HOUSE, formerly tho Clark
Is the best SI a day hotel In Nelson. Only
white help employed, a W. BAKTLETT
THK   EXCHANGE, In KASLO, has plenty
of airy rooms, nnd a bar replete with tonics
and tracers of many kinds*
for Slocan people to find
is just the place
I when dry or In
search of a downy couch
JO. MELVIN, Manufacturing Jeweller.
. Expert Watch Repairer. Diamond Setter,
tnd Engraver. Manufactures Chains. Locke's
•indRliiirs. Workmanship gu'Hi'iinteed equal to
any In Canada. Orders by mail solicited. Box
240, Sandon.
•*■ , pure LataWa Student's' Mixture. Puce's
Twist, Craven's Mixture, 'Bootjack, Naturul
Leaf,and many other klndsnf Tobacco.
G. B. MATTHEW, Nelson, P.O. Box 40.
Kooteneiy Oemciy Works.
J   A.   McDONALD,    Manufacturing   nnd
.   Wholesale Confcctlonor.      Xcbioii, U. O
"Wholesale   Merohants.
~   ers In Butter. Eggs. Cheese. Produce and
Fruit,Nelson, B.C.
FL. CIIKISTIE. Ll L. B., Barrister, So-
.   Ilcltor, Notary Public.    Sandon, B. 0.
Every Friday at Silverton. tf
Mh ,??.™2,t¥T"r' **• l« B- "arrlstor.
r. • u$?]Lc,tor,r8.0,HIX Public. Sandon. B. C
Branch Office at New Denver every Saturday.
Insuranoe <b Real Estate
—...^..jvfl,   -siviijttr.t.w -ee \j*i.
Tnsnratice Agenti.    Dealers In Real Estate
tFi-orp the suiPs Kenne^i
HANK  REKIAW       _     _ \
Time is tlie great'leveller.
It brings all things that are
earthy to earth again,
No matter how high we fly at
times, Father Time will knock us
back where we belong. >
Today we are; tomorrow we are
—but different.
In the Slocan all things are
brought low.
Those things that were once
mighty, are today clothed in sackcloth, or buried in ashes.
When the boom was on, and before The Ledge lawn was fenced
in, the town cows used to run their
lawn mowers over jt, and when
their gastronomic organs needed
a lubricant they found it in our
water barrel.
As a result of their frequent
raids upon it. our water barrel became prominently associated with
the bucolic history of the Lucerne.
It was looked upon as a landmark.
You who have cast disdainful
glances at it, standing delapidated
and alone in our back yard, little
realize that there are thousands of
people on this terrestrial globe who
would give more than a dollar to
holler in it.
But, alas! the opportunity has
gone.and gone for ever!
"You may holler in other "rain
barrels, but it won't be the same
as to holler in the one that history
talks about—the flavor will not be
The staff is to blame for it.
In their desperation to keep
warm they went at the old barrel
this \veel?>and made it into stove
In less than two minutes they
demolished the sacred shrine of
bovine worship.
Before it was a water barrel it
was a whiskey barrel, and it makes
a hot fire.
The only thing about it- that
won't burn is tho bung-hole.
The National Manufacturers'
association, representing hundreds
of millions of capital, met in New
Orleans last week.
The key note of the convention
was "war on labor unions."
C. W.  Post,  the  Battle Creek
Mining Proiwrtle*,
Lots for Sale.
Houses to ront ond Town
Q 8. ItASHDALL, NewDenver, B.C.,
Real K«tat«and Mineral Claim* forSale CMms
represented nnd Crown Orantcil.
Ha* lind 17 vr»r» (ytprrlonpoln <1
H, O.
,   -•-----..   ... dwitn! work, nn**
m"^\ft *.1*<&,lv of R"M nrMire Work.   Vinlt
mado to thn Slocun regularly
General   Store.
J *£ KKF'VA THJUSK FORKS, denier Iii
tf. "rooerlM Dry floods. Etc., Oood»Shlii-
|>od nil over the Slocun.
RA!:9X0!Ln0T' "»»»«Na» "ANITAW.
MJM. Thcmoktcomplete ll r I I TU
on tlmConllnenl of North Ameri- H C A I. I H
*a. Sltnsied Diktat scenery «n- n r ft fl n T
rlvillsdforOraiidonr. Ilnatlnir. K CO U K I
FUlilnar and R*ciiraloii* to Iho many point* of
IntcrMt. Telrarrsphlc communication wilh alt
X»rt*f*1iU world; two mnlh arrive and depart
•very day. II* hnthra cure all ticrvniia nnd
miU-ruUrdUrasMt It* wntor* hen I all Kldnov.
Uv«r and fttomach Allmenta ii every name.
The nrir* of a mnmMrlp Hike! hctw.ci.
New Denver and Halcyon. oliUlu*l>l« all the
ftar round mid irood fnrwi day*. U M SS. IUI-
rjron H|>rt.i««, Arrow Ukc. n. C.
'* - ■  ■
fOIfV Mct.ATCIIIK,   Dominion and  I'ro-
0   ThicUl I.kihI Hiirveyor.   St\*mt. II fl.
AR HEVUS'I). K.iwiH«fl.f and Provincial
,   Und ^urvtvor.   KAMI/)
irANHTOVK'U   IMIt'CI    STOItK,  K.Uwi-
V    Hall unlet* pro npllv attfiidnl to.
f   IL,   OAMKItOV, Handon. Mantifartnnw
tt.   CV>ihtnit lo order: tnd •ollclla
?».<« * m. Lv.   KASLO An. 3.15 p m
11:2.1 a. m. An. SANDON Lv. IM p. m. i
man"oTpostum fame, addressedThe
convention on the ''Tyranny of
Trades Unions."
He said ho was there "to plead
the cause of the white slave of today,"—tho slave of the tyrauuous
labor union—who, he said, was in
a worse conditiou than was the
negro slave of the south.
Mr. Post said that the association
"should proceed at once to the
work of organization. Paid delegates should bo sent out broadcast
to tho labor "centres, there to organize local unions, under the employer and employees union. These
local organizations would draw to
themselves tho best workmen in the
land, who are now forced, too often
from fear nnd by violence, to give
over their labor to the manipulation of noisy, turbulent men."
This millionaire Postum man is
evidently revelling is a specially-
prepared, prc-digested, ready-to-
use pipe dream.
He, nnd men like him, do not ns
a rule lay awake nights to devise
ways and means of bettering the
condition of the working man.
His dream about the tyranny of
labor unions has a Postum flavor;
It lacks the aroma of the pure
Never in the history of the world
havo labor unions been so strong
as they nro today, nnd never have
tliey been so well man aged;
Never have they accomplished so
much In the elevation of the working man, find never wire thc rights
of unionism respected m they are
Was this condition of ntttiirm
brought about by such men km Mr.
I)w» Mr. Postum believe that the
laboring man is fool enough to set
aside the Victoria tlmt unionism
Iiiih achieved, ignore the principles
that havo made those achievement*
IrijiN-vttilv, Ami thruw in hte kit with
a Hilly am well m 1i»i|m>kmIiIo ''employer and employee'!*" union?
And iMipposing he did; suppose
inlmr union* would ilinlwnd,  nnd
provided for 20,000 acres per mile
for sections 1 and 3, payable as
soon as these sections were completed.' Section 3 was never built.
In my opinion the company was
clearly entitled to land for sections
1 and 3, and, after exhausting, as
is definitely stated in the subsidy
act, there is, a deficiency for sections 1 and* 3 of nearly 900,000
acres. The statute prescribes that
this deficiency shair be made- up
out of lands, as near as practicable,
contiguous to the line of railway.
The government, by order-in-coun-
cil, set apart blocks 4,593 arid
4,594, in Southeast Kootenay,
containing, approximately, .625,000
acres, towards making up this de
ficienc)'. These blocks contain coal
and petroleum, as well as other
valuable minerals, and are beyond
doubt the most valuable lands in
the province. These lands are
situated at least 200 miles east of
the nearest part of the railway to
which they are given as subsidies,
and I contend tho government
have wilfully misconstrued the
terms of the subsidy act for the.
purpose of conveying these lands to
the company. In pursuance to the
order-in-council before mentioned,
the government, on the 3rd of October, 1901, prepared crown grants,
conveying these lauds to the company, aud these deeds wero signed
by the lieutenant-governor on the
3rd of October, 1901. An 'order-
in-council was pasped on the 18th
day of March, 1902, rescinding
that portion of the order-in-council
of September 4th, 1901, which authorized the setting aside of these
lands' for the purposes of this subsidy. Now the government has
brought in a bill to confirm this
order-in-council of the 13th of
March and to cancel these crown
grants. Meanwhile, under tlie
order-in-council of March 18th,
1902, the government have issued
crown grants "to some 14 or 15 other
parties for lands in block 4 593. I
am satisfied the order-in-council ol'
March 18th, 1902, was caused by
the fact that Smith Curtis, E. C.
Smith and myself had instituted
inquiries as to tho manner in which
these lands were being dealt with.
Had it not been for the action of
the opposition members investigating this matter, there is absolutely
no doubt but that these lands would
have been conveyed to the com-
that extent. In respect to the grant
for section 4, the statute provides
that this subsidy shall not be paid
until section 5 of the road has been
completed. Tlis section 5 not
Iwing been built, tlm company
has no claim to subsidy for section
4. Notwithstanding this fact, on
the 22nd of March, in last session;
tho government introduced a bill
to give thjp company 20,000 acres
Are  you
If not, hy In a iupply now
per mile, or, approximately 900,000
acres, for section 4, and the proposed bill would give the company
the right to select the lands in
blocks of not1 less than ten miles
square iu any part of Yale and
Kootenay districts. This bill was
afterwards withdrawn, for the
simple reason that in the meantime
the opposition had gathered sufficient facts to show that there was
a deliberate plot to defraud the
province of these lands. The bill
itself contains a misstatement of
facts, intentionally placed there
for the purpose of inducing the
legislature to grant the lands to
the company under the terms of
the bill. The company could have
appropriated every acre of coal
lands now owned by the province
in the whole Yale and Kootenay
districts. I have.ample evidence
to establish the fact that the intention of the government was to
deceive both the governor and tho
legislature. For the purpose of
tlie investigation of these matters,
I have moved for the committee to
enquire into all matters in connection with the proposed granting of
these lands to this railway company. I have also given notice of
a committee to inquire into these
false statements made by the ministers of the crown, and it is certain that the investigation will be
thorough and complete.'J
"So far as the making of."the
grant is concerned," comments
Joseph Martin, "the transaction is
simply outrageous. Now we (lave
tbe government coming forward
with a statement that it has made
a grant that it is not intended to
carry into effect, in presenting legislation to make its cancellation
grant certain, and when challeng-
able, I shall certainly support the
bill. As to the suggestion raised
that tlie measure should be given
to the courts, and it being inadvisable for the legislature to deal
with matters sub judice, I did not
know it had been taken to iho
courts, and I do not know in what
form it is in the courts. Tlie fact,
if fact it is, should make no difference to the legislature in this
particular.connection. The legitimacy of giving lands, that is, lands
of a required «area to make up an
earned total, is not disputed. The
lands flouring in this are improper
ol fresh
Nevv Denver, B. C.
and are not part of the disputed
section. - The issue of their not
having been returned ha3 not been
raised, so far as I know. There ia
no question but 'the land should
have been given, if given in area,
properly describable; if contiguous
to lines as it might be. But to go
out of the way and permit the se-.
lection of as far away as 200 miles
from the nearest, point on the as-:
sisted line, was altogether out of
the question.
Pedro Alvarado, the Mexican
was a poor i$iner working for 5Q
cents a day when he discovered the
rich ledgo which has given him a
fortune of $50,000,000. It is believed that the Palraillo mine,
which ho owns, will double this
fortune in a few years. A week or
so ago his wife decided that she
needed the services of a; dentist, so
the Alvarado family traveled from
Parral,,their home, to Chihuahu in
a special train, somo thirty persons in all. Tliey and their belongings took up a dozen cars.
NOT the ' largest nurseries, K-rwiibouiei, and
seed houses in the world," but we have better
atocit than ever, and you will save money by
buying direct. My new Catelogne will tell
you all about It.  Mailed fn*.
9009 Westminster Road. Vancouver, B. O.
Staple and Fancy
Agent for
INTERNATIONAL NAVIGATION *\llvif "^«H'%f '"id employee's"
Tfn-mivn m\iiMvv i uttrvn    s unionn would imi form-wi. how lonir
K A**! n.vv.imv uoi'TV, < wo,|hI it I«e until nome older drinkvr
__ \tA i'i»itint would come along, and,
ft.-00*.m.Lv. NF.L80M A*.7:l5P.m i^ng   »n*Wo *« *°*  ^V'*"1*
hm*. m. At. Km.n t.t, nmv m. »Hoyef »,mI «««P»«>«f*    «*»«»» «"
TletaM »M 1« nil n*m ot th* \h\\tt>A 1 ™* *<»*»»<««*.  w°u«'»  \>™l«™ »he
•"'Wm He Adams
Will appear in Vancouver about tho 1st
of May.     It wiil be
an oAffht page week
lv with no mom on
rPENI»ERS inn Iks received up" to April Mtli
L   ior lliu icpuirinir of the \\ nkWielii flume,
Ihe entire ilixtiiiiro from tho mill to llie dum.
A.lilr.'»8nll eorresiiondeiiee to Vox US, Silver
Situate In the Arrow Lako Mining DlvMoii of
\Vv Konteray DiKtrlet Wlicro loontetl*
OiiCnii\riii Cieok almut iwomiles from llie
Junction wtU Cnrrllioo Creek,
TVKK NOTICE Thnt I. A. K. Heylniul.ticoul
for ivter Mi<n<niuM. V. M. <\ lft;'S;i.V Rllen
MclVmiwM, K. M. C MtM), >V«ltir Rom, K.
M. O 4UI.TJ, Inleuil, -Ixtjr dny* from tlie dale
hereof, tu anhlv to the Mliilnir Heeordcrfoi
n certlAc-ute of lni|irovcmcnt». for Iho imriioM ol
nlitnliiliiir n rrown trrnnt of tlio nliovo elnlm.
And further take notice Hint aclloii under Hoc.
S7 ilui'l lie pommeneed liefore the Imianeo of such
certilieate of liimrovcmenta.
Dnto«l this Kith dny of Kel.mory. A.I). \m.
To J.M.v. HKN'KPUM, or *> v»Immwyver he
m*y hove ir«»i»fe're«| lil* InlcpM In Ihe
l;r,i.»fe|l mineral clnlm. tltimled nt ihe hend
nt Klulit Mile creek. Sloenn Mliilnir Dlvfulon.
W«*t hoiteimv DIHrlct. II C.
VOl! and each «f von. niw hereby notified th-sl
1 1 have expended ihe mim of »«»7f0 In
Inlwir iiiiillmprnvemeiit* hikiii the iihove 'nen-
ll»n»d mineral claim under thc |*nvla|oi»« ol
the Mlner.nl Art. and If. niihlii ninetv dnv.
tmin ihediiwof Hil« notlc*. vim fall or rafimi t
eoutilhuie vour |<ortin»i of nil «nch eineni|||ure»
ammiiitlnc I * el(rliiy.twfido|iftr«ani1i>Uty cetila
•wlili'liUiiowdiMi. Jotfellnr «ith all coaiaof ad
vertl*tmr, ynnr Inlerot In the Mid claim -nill
Uiuuiijtin- |in.|*ity of the noiltirJunwl under
•*eetlnn I ot an Act ei,tilled "An Act to amend
the Miliumt Ael tf»0"
luted tt n.ini<>, II O. thl< mh dnv of Marrh.
C. P. R. Time Insj eelor.
Gold................'• .7« I Gold and Silver..11 oo
Lead.,.. 7S I Gold.allv'r«op|>Y 1J6C
Samples by mall receive prompt attention.
Gold and Silver Refined and Bought
1730 "Arnpahoe "*.,   Ilrntcr, Colo.
Is now published
in Vancouver. The
pi ice is still $1 a
year to any part of
the world. Send
in your orders and
address all letters to
R. T. Lower)'
Vancouver, B. C.
Reports, Examinations and Manage*
Canadian ^ ^
^IPaxm fic Ky.
Through bockln^s to
The Yukon
and Alaska
t~, _ ■
fe.S. "Princess May" will sail fiom
Vancouver on April 23d and May
thereaUfr,      furnishing   ' dln-ct
through service to Skiigway and
all northern points.
Bookings to all points east and wett
at lowest rates.
Settlers' Bates
:date of bale extended till
June 15 th
Por time tabic, raloa 'and oomiJe'.o information apply of local agent, or-
A. H. LEWIS, Sanflon An«it,
D, 1*. A.,Nelaoii,R.O.
A.O.l'A,, Vancouver
Spring Goods
i\ji^^M*wT»"V'»*¥'VV*r*v**ir*'<**i«Jm"!!** i" '*f* ~'
NOTICE U h^rel-y rlvan that, ihlrtv day*
alter riM* 11 tend to ap|dy lo IN Itonof-
aMa the Chief OommlwMicr of |.«nd« and
W.irk«(.vra *i««lal llrenre in em Mud titty
nwm timl*rfmm lha followingde*cill*dtrail
ofltlHl.allitatH »n the **Hilh Me tit Nummll
Like on ihe Nahmji and Woean Hallway, c«nn-
nienr.nirat • |v<at markid " M O.-N. W.C."
plrtn'*ilone-f)«lfmll*«mih of A B PlnttandV
l«..t. and al«;ut Tin feet fniM lit* *«iiilhw«l our
mnt Sirmmli \.*\*>, ilin«« attiti m clialin,
ih*ne««w»t W»oh»ln«. Henr* nor'h ft>eh«lni.
ihHie« we* Wl chalni to  |m|i>I of fe4nn»*tice-
INikil at New JlVnv*r, on lha 11th day of
. We have tho largest allele ol Hcady-Mado Clothing in the city: arriving daily from some oi tho largost wlit/lesalc firms In Montroal and Toronto.
Oar strck of Noow and Shoes will toon bc oomplete. Try thc Inv Ictus
Shoo put un bv Ooorgo A. 8biter. Not fopgetllng the famous Ames Holden
Shoe, ' Unkm Jfade,,r»1tli rtniup on each ahoo. Wo wlnli our Imly (Mends
tn know tt«t we have added a Urge stock of Ladles' Shoes. Call and see
them    I'rices ritfht.
Our prices in Groceries aro away down. Lonvo your order for the
month of April with ua.   Delivered to any part of Sandon free of charge.
MacDonald & Ross, Sandon
'I^IIIHTV DAWUItef 4al« I InU-nd to aW4y
it« Hit^rinln, nnd riO< Wurlt»,iiwanvmiaU,lrtm*'t9 rot t
, . ' i.kAiWi yiU»,V* ,'|li<Ui>.W   Ami)* tit*   »i,Vl«'
baroaetos   on   tlie ^rr.r^^VC.t;
maIIah I'l*. a  «Iuah     ^l»uiU. Ina iltfl aillii wa mm 19m
aM fttf
lUrilni nlw.nt
r-nifi'm or o
Willi*. 9»a r-ttttmA* ,..',,  r*.,„«* v....i ,|...   ntwinimt'OTi   nf   tbt*
unAO.H AN Company'* line*. employee's employee's" union:
Por farther purtitaUr* mil on ©r ail-!    What  wonld   Mr.   Pu*tuin
Are** I .i1Pn f
WmtVT rilVlNO. Manajrtr, Ratio/ "
i    Dint owing  tbe  big  Und «|««1
ithfct th* gOT«n»m*nt at Vlrtftf4»
J h%f A\\etn}>U*d to make tmm the)
i people in the fntercst of the mil
r***AtremWmw***A pe**l» vU 0um4I*i
aoA Amwiraa !!»••     iff^t   tt **1)lr* Aitm
niWa.iAiYeuiani fell ttitttrmaOtiti tt, atiyt.
AfAtwat at-
c.r.IwSfSLtm. !**y-. Jth\m™;M- «:• *- Wl «
t.Fr c*mmt*m.9n.*. An ,mtaatmI    *lI»» th« fital i»bc*, ti** mbauly\ Vancouver, B, C.
matter.    The clrcw
Uttion la limited to
nvr»r n TnilKrvn     *ir*A
if yon will send $2
this literary cyclone
will bc sent to nny
address for one year.
Oommmieft with thn
first number. Ad
drt^all kitin*»—
The Ozonagram
tllt»*il7t* 1mm. iMl MH* **m tm 9a WnHnm m
Wkwn Uatlwwr,^ wttuA- J.i.iMattiaWa M. W.
tuttimt," ilwato* in*rtli*i tliaiii. Hunt, ,aH*'
rhMM. Wwm-ra •malti At rtwtiu,, itwutt wow *»
rfiatna »*> tht rttto *ft tttttmrttmrntfii
iJimnt* t.% iatmnatry, uutuu, -mit, m.*.
j. J. ca i. i. a ii ah.
'I'MBTT p%?**»** At** f latMHl Ui af*tf
I    t-l Cffto ffilat Ciinimftwfiirtrir .if t.atiiU diirt ■
C-jtnmmirtfii-f Jf » ip "■**•* "1, i1attahiwy\
iHmAtti mm t, ■ m, ttwitlawf a mm wrrm.alhtmt
A t*t*9* ml**tithmt* wmf Ml'>*»*• Am**. \
mtim mwtiA. 9mtm mm tt* tfaanm. iltiinci *
ti^w at ttiwHm *a pwftff nt ttmmetiftmawt.        \
Mt*4rt mmmh.» O.Mm};Wk.l*i*
L. OAl.l.AOIif.U     i
K_    —
MlWb t)W De«Wr, ofTem » pleawint ralMtitut* for
home to tlio^o who travel. It la alluaf h! on the i
tthotis of Uxke Slocan, the ino«l Uautiful take m
all Amerien. Fitwn Un balconie* and winiHiwa
oan be seen tho gramle*t wenery upon lliia continent.
Tho internal arrangemonta of tho hotel am tho roverae'
«,« io telepliono, nil the rooma being plastered, and electric ~«~
HtA l»Ha at tho lie«d of evert \m\ mako it; ennv for tho <lrv KA
yU tnomont* in the mnrolnf .t...«t .«*. m *t «t **.. m.„**...9l.a Y*d
*^-* Tlie best and cliefl}>e*t meals In llie country are *"*
to he found in tW ullitlug tmm. Tho ho«## It turn tip* j
on ooamopolitan principle*, *ml tlio proapcetor with hia
rmr*\r la timf «•» -n-plf^-mf* <*• ibr* mill I run a lit* irllb Ilia trill
Krery gne*X receive* the boat of care and protection.
The liquor* are the beat in tho Slocan. and the
hotel haa long been noted for it* flab and game dinners.
This It the only fln-t-daw honao in the Lucerne of j
Jfoflh Amorfrti. Ono look at tho landlord will con-'
vine* any atrang-ir thai the viand* are of tbt beat quality. Room* reserved by tolegmph.-tjit^^aK^fMKJKJi
HENRY STGQB.  Propr|etor«X<l>rNJiCNvBr^^\


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items