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Volume X.   No  26.
NEW DENVER, B. C, MARCH 25, 1903.
Price, $2.00 Year ADv!ftW
In and About ttie'Slooan and Neighboring Camps
that are Talked About.
_-_•_ i*       '
Frank Culver has returned from the
Good strikes are reported from Goat
Thomas Brown ot Sandon will open
a store in Phoenix.
Thomas Mulvey and wife have returned from Quebec.
Bu.y fruit from. Williams and avoid
that tired spring- feeling-.
Ed Murphy of Creston is making a
tour of the United States.
Fresh onion sets just in at Nelson's
Drug store.   Cheap as ever.
Tom Durkiu has folded his shears in
Kaslo and gone to Edmonton.
Sandon ie making an effort to collect
back taxes from Judge Sproat.
Several zinc ore buyers will be in the
Slocan just after the snow disappears.
Arthur Mullen talks of closing his
^wholesale liquor store at Three Forks.
drill in the
lonely with-
John Cory is hitting- a
Bosun and Three Forks is
out him.,
The annual shipment of ducat plasters
came In Monday from ihe Toronto
•weat shops.
Slocan City always has some trouble.
The band has just increased its stock of
A choice line of old newspapers for
Bale at this office. Next to carpets they
deaden sound.
The citizens of Slocan liave been assured that tho Crown Bank will open a
branch in that town.
A new vessel was launched in Kaslo
on Sunday. Jesse Trunk was thero
with tho ceremonies.
Try the Now York brewery at Sandon whfcii you want beer that can he
drunk wllli a relji;li.; ':'       j
See Ihe summer styles of furnituro
when Vou are In Nelson by culling upon
D J. Robertson & Co.
Mr and Mrs. W. \V. Morkley, accompanied'bv Miss M. Baker, left for Vancouver ^lontluy morning*
Jim Ward and Mrs. F. Cook were
united iu innrriago Inst Friday eveuiug,
Hev. Mr. Cropp officiating
Uev. Mr. Campbell will deliver his
farewell sermon in tho Presbyterian
•churchynext Sunday morning,
This .week several heen How into this
office and there Isn't a flower in tin
place,'not'even on the editor's now.
Sonnv.nl the hotels In Sandon must be
crowded. A man wan found sleeping
on a cm p. table in tlmt city the other
Hie bee that humbled his (nimble up
•nd down nur window pane-last year
relumed Ibis week uiul reputed' the
Har*4li Hobh of Ka'udon will go to
China Ib dearvli of hou>k His expei i
eiun iii-SaiiilniH will .prove a valuable
Jo-hr. Smith, late of Silvetton, in -n
Valdj-z, Alatkn He Is recovering from
wtvernl weeks' (linens, caused liy thf
kick ol ahorse.
Thn tired' feeling that tomes in iln>
spring bounties a shinluu alter vou
have swallowed a tonic at tite Konte-
nay saloon hi Sandon
The, ladle* of St. Stephen'* church
will give it dance «nd euteriaitiuietit tu
lioMUn Had on April 16th. Admission,
ftuk-U.   Children, half price.
TheK.ofP lodge will give a nodal
Ire* to all un llm i-veiling ul April im!
A *h«rt tmH'ramwillbei'lvfMi. fallowed!
Jimmy Godfrey, at one time sub-
mining recorder "at Sandon, is now a
probate judge in Alaska. He must
have struck a fat jcb for he writes that
he will soon be able to pay all his Slocan debts.
Strikes cost money The Anthracite
Commission estimates the losses by the
coal strike as follows: Mine owners,
$40,000,000; mine workers, $-2.->,O00,00i>;
transportation companies, $28,000,000;
a total of 5100,000,000.
Johnny Seaman has wandered back
to Kaslo. Ten vears ago, in company
with Curley Robinson, he ran a restaur-
in thatcamp Curley and John made,
$10,000 out of the restaurant in 90 days,
but it cost them $42,000 to make it.
At Weiser, Idaho, N. K. Franklitl
writes that after being away from civilization for a year he had just returned',
and vyas on his way to Nevada. Nat is
well known in the Slocan, having got
in here when the camp was young
The freight handlers'strike is still nn, i
and there is prospect of another strike
of infinitely . greater magnitude, the
company's dilatory treatment of their
request for a 20 per cent advance in
The. Spring rush to the Northwest has
started early Immigration Commissioner Smith, says: "Our immigration
buildings at Edmonton are completely
filled, and we have had to-put up tent's
for the people to occupy while they are
remaining at the place"
In spite of the fact that Canadian iu
stitutions are in a position to smelt and
refine as cheaply as in the United States,
Canada seems perfectly satisfied to allow the smelting, refining and manufacturing of the various metal products
to go to the United .States.
R. B. Kerr writes from Phoenix that
he is uot warlike enough to challenge
the public to debate on socialism * The
challenge was a practical joke. Just
the same, if Mr Kerr agrees to debate
on socialism, or auy other kind of ism,
the opposition had, better "stand from
The newly-elected ollicers of the New
Denver Miners' Union are: President,
Hugh Williams; Vice-President, - Jne
Winters; Financial Secrtitary, It. J
Sutherland; Recording Secretary, H C.
() Adney; Treasurer, C. H. ChWliolm;
Conductor, A McDougall; Warden, J,
In the senate last Friday Sir Mac-
kinziu Howell said that the result'of the
increased poll-tax ou Chinese would
seriously affect the carrying tradp ou
the Paciiic coast One firm, he said,
would be affected to the extent of.lmlf a
million dollars It would not ho po*
*ib)e to carry on large works iu British
Columbia without Chinese labor. iMr.
Unwell faili-d to fctHio what these "large
erations. About two miles to the east
of No. 8 slope prospecting work is being done and the indications of a fairly
large field are very hopeful.
At Anthracite, from which mine the
hard-coal consumers of the west depend
entirely for their supply, is at the present time crippled in its output, on ae-
cauntof the negotiations between the
operating company and the owners of
adjoining property failing to agree on
the point of royalty. The coal area
owned bv the present company operating is practically worked out, but a
favorable opportunity presents itself to
bring the coal from the adjoining property out of the slope now in use. Should
the slope be abandoned the cost of extracting the anthracite coal from the
adjoining property, by driving a new
tunnel to tap the seanis, will be greatly
increased to the operator or consumer.
Lethbridge mine, which lia* supplied
the wants of the Northwest territories
siuce the country first began to be
set;led, still holds the. sway in the do
niestic coal market The haulage roads
extend for miles, radiating from the
shaft in all directions to within 1,000
feet, ot the working faces. This system
of haulage is extended as the woiking
faces advance, and these extensions are
in such a direction that the present
shaft will be economically available for
hoisting for many years to come. The
mine, although liot tested to its full capacity, last year, on account of lack of
cars, was producing in the height of the
seasoh over-900 tons pet dav.
Edmonton coal mining, like Edmonton real estate, has taken an unprecedented boom, not unprecedented to the
inhabitants of that cjty, but certainly
to the ears and eyes ofthe outside pub-
.i*-*i i-im-wiiuiv-aUriuuiiuiu^-wiuiiii i~m~
underlaid bv strata's of coal varying
from 2 to 1-J feet in thickness. Altogether there are about thirty independent operators within a radius of twenty
miles, each of .them producing from
three to. thirty tops per day. The coal
is lignite iri nature, very suitable for
domestic purposes and stationary boilers. The great stir in railway circles if
no doubt the cause of all this activity,
and as eoon as a transcontinental railway penetrates the country, these numerous small mines will be closed down
and coal milling will be carried on
more extensively by two or three com
panies operating large areas.
Blairmore coal minim; district, which
has only oecu known as a coal producer for the past eighteen months, has
at present time a larger output and
more extended market'than any other
coal district iu the territories'. The
principal mine in operation is rtu« Frank
mine, situated close to the town of
Frank, Attn Towards the end of 1000
this mine was opened and in less than
two years the capacity of production iH
1,000 tons daily The peculiar condi
tions of the seam (vertical) wero .conducive to tho quick getting of coal, and
now that the development has so far
advanced the capacity of the mine is
practically unlimited ' The main tun
nel lias been driven over a mile in
length straight into the mountain with
rooms worked to the sur ace for more
than half that distance,, over <u per
cent of iIih cniil siili remaining in them
This coal can now Iio drawn at any
lime nnd the output is only curtailed by
the means (hat the coal can be handled
in the mine and at the tipple.
Another mine obeilit'd in this district Is tlm (JohPCieeU cotllrtry,' owned
by tiie United Gold Field* Ca id HiIiWi
Columbia A uriin o railroad seven
miles in  leinifh  imi lii'i'tt  ii*ini]iliih'il i.o
tunnel of the mine there is a stream of
flowing water in which the steel was
tempered. The extreme tension of the
steel tempered in this water excited
Mr Mulligan's curiosity. Knowingthe
affinity of uranium for iron, he concluded that the water contained uranium in solution, which was the cause
of the tensile qualities of the steel,
and; therefore had the ore tested for
Mr. Mulligan had the ore tested by
three different chemists, each giving
from 5 to 10 per cent, uranium.
The Horseshoe property on Trout
creek, adjoining the Luckv Boy, which
was bonded recently by M. L. Moyer,
of Philadelphia, is developing very
nicely. A few days aga a strike of 22
inches of shipping ore was made. The
ore js of the same quality as I hat being
taken out in the Lucky Boy A force of
12 men are employed at the property.
Mr. Mover is very jubilant over the
now strike which,"when announced in
Trout Lake, created quite an excitement. The Horseshoe and adjoining
■■Lucky Boy properties are located only
about six miles from Trout Lake. It, is
the intention of the property owners on
Trout creek to approach the government for the purpose of inducing them
to bear half the expense of putting in
a trail on a wagon road grade from the
mouth of Trout creek to the Hors-jshoe.
This wduld shorten tlu trail very
greatly, in fact it would allow ore to be
■lap Ifcd in Trout Lake an hour at least
sooner than it does now by the old route.
There are now in the neighborhood of
l*i men working on the Lucky Boy and
1  Canaan U^ad TapfFF
gj'The Mining Record"  Shows How Greatly a Pro-
jg> tective Policy is Needed.
The   Anthracite   Commission,
pointed by {'resident  Honscvelt  to i„ , .
e. into the great coal miners' strike, i     !l u:l
,,. j the mine, hut lew shipments Imve, brten
.'.made.   Many other pn><pm* iu  Mii*
»i i i   ... i        * ■■ . .*..   .      i ..
hum made ite report In brief the coin
mission recommend* a general increase!
oi wage* amounting In ino<t inM-i'tices!
tu In per cent; unpin decrease ijfttine:]
the (.ettli'iiieiil of nil dispute- by arid j
trattnu: fixe", a minimum wage 'and a I
»lidiug ii'ii'.e: provide* against dimrlin i
iiiatioh of person* by iither the wine!
owner- or the minei* on necouiii of'
iiiciiihemhip or non-membership in a
labor union, and provide** thut thei
Jttt'flid* made OkiD tiintlliue In ferre
until March :IH. I«>*f. It u- conceded !
lo he a meal vlcloiv I or th*» iiiinciw ,-i-
atwut all the men allied fnr when thev j
went on ulrike lfl«t (all «■»« *-u»t-ilr«"t ■
by the i-onimi^inn, .
thi:   «:iiai.   mimk««   or   At.nv.nTix
Mining in
wie    In   fl<"
Northwest Territoiie
ill..; •.*, *   ;-..*     e.      I-
have been developed ami the
quality uf coal is similar In m6st ewtm,
l he only dilh-ully Hint esialt* iiriiutk-
ing liliu part ol the i-iuintrv th*largest
producer(iu the poiiiiiiiniiti-i |he iriea'u*.j
nl li-aiiRpoi-'nllOD ■    v'
Fii.vnk ll. Smith. II Ke
limpcctor of Mine/.
Cnlg.iM. Fi'lnnjrv b-i I'M**: . •
(llie' i.f llie must iittvreMiiig di--
i-O.eiieiof lllilliial UlMt have im urn d
in'Kastern Washington for .vone time
imi. iuieSii been iiin»ie ov i lioina* Mill
ligau on thi rutshiw-g gioiip, m>s;i
BosSburi; piv«> i-orresj»oiii|eiil to the
Ki-tlbt Hiver .louiiiul. 1'lie tin-Mi in ihe
riliiMjli",iii-ln, ui.iniuiii. ii, thi' |,.un ol
I he I'ilt-liiiig group is  -.jujHieil un
tt'l'unh*  niniiiii.iiii, on the divide ne-
Horseshoe claims —Trout LakeTopic.
Only one lead stack is running at the
Trail smelter. The Granby has kept
two furnaces in operation.
! The winze and shaft designed to connect the quarry with the tunnel 200 feet
below, through which the ore is hauled
to the furnace at the Mother Lode mine
near Gree»wood, are nearing completion, being within about sixty feet
of each other.
The Hall Mines smelter, Nelson, wiil
also get its supply of lime for fluxing
purposes from tho new Fife quarries,
now being opened by the owners of tho
Trail smelter. When the smelter can
get all the coke needed, the shipments
will be at the rate of 10*3 to loo tons
Wm Hutlldae of Grand Forks is
prospecting a claim near Fife,-which he
recently located and named "Black
Eagle." He will shortly award a contract for a 40-foot tunnel* Tho past
weok or two he has been engaged in
tracing the ledge, tho surface showings
causing Bill to wear a happy smile by
day and dream millionaire visions by
night —Phoenix. IMoneer.
The total amount of 6re shipped from
thp Slocan and.Slocan City mininx
divisions for the Vear 190? was, approx
iimttely, flO.OtX)' tons' Since January 1
toMiireh2l,- IftiW, the shipments have
been as follows ;
Wi-iik    T  nl
Aiiii'rlcitn Hoy .A.::...,' ST1
AiituJiie  •.*.,  • • M*
Arlliitfnm         -W
Hlvlt  I'rliiii-  IT
Hmnlliililcr   ,        I
Iki«iin .'. '' '  fn **l«
i.iii'l Ollil - *i      .   *>,, .-"»
teivtmi  ..... .:..* .: '....,. i
Kl ifSltt'.t***    .  *.  i * *    ,.*   '.      • lift
Vi.tii'i- Mti'ttui'      ,.. ;'"           ^f
Milm       .,-     ,'... vi
ivinhit"    , v...  i-Sti
luiilinr    it"          ft
Mi.o-oi *. * .     .1-*  .-... In
IHtu-*,i  !••;
I'.i-nif,. .,  *:     '.   . -!i    •      «i"l
Ouifii lt>'*«      .,,.,.... at          ;si
Rutiilil-r    ..',  iv*
»».*(■-•                 ,   ,.*,  I'A
Mi'liiililii- , ...     , .ii
Until      . tl            "*vi
rtlKiui siiir hi           'ii
Tumi tieei nn i*;.i
HU.II    Kills.
lv I *,!n lem  in   ..*
It has three  li.ue
book   a: •!  !A,!d-r
tli'iU-iillnl   feel    i,|
hy r*dr»»hm«iit* and tlancing |trict». where mine* nr.. In operation.
Mm. Uavttt Mathmon h«»wk«i«vt.rl,''',l,,l1M,"[,f' -1i,5*J*,.,*cUw' '•*»hl"»«ku«-. M
the mock of drets guoA* ot Mrt. W W j ro°»»«« *"'' hte-rtumv.
Kffkltr »«4 wttl »M • Ml Hne^vfnail-     4M,lnM^,*1 f mnm"*' te *rVv«te nt-
Hnery and tali*' fancy rooiU. { "'" ' i"»*!.T yTi r","",' f,"\ V,,,l'1"'
*' 4 ** ol«it,tl being entirely Coiiiiiined bv tlje
Tl»« U-* hiviiin dUuppeair-wlfr-oiii the' |.*»-.»n*o|iv*-^   of  ih*-  Vtti.it.i'^:,   Y'-.n-liSt*
WiOiH,k,ttnOi  ,Kiiirt.«ii»t'i.   i-m'm", 'Itie -t\. ii j rin'MUiy.     i'Iimsi'   iiducs   iiuve  hibu in
AV Co., bat reiiimed lt<* old time rant* (operation for over i»elv» vi-ai-, pH«.
on the IK *S. road and on Kootetmy liipash by the t-unipnnjr, the II  W   Me-
J Neill Company, with liead oHh-es at
!\ tix-ial will tw giveo 1*0* evening m
thrhotneof Mn Hobt McDonald hv
tb«:I<«di«a' Aid of iH*  I'fiwbjrtertaii
c.-nofvli. A »i.jdi*l oiSiUtioo m.-mmnW-il
to all
WHIU) our npl(fttl>orin*sf eamj^ are
w*dfn» throufh »no*r (rom a lnotto
Ifcidi tm in 4l«t4h, »# of the .Meetno
tftm to open the wtitdowt to Ueer* eool
aad 4*mp«& th* »lde*alk» to ktmp the
dm**. <to*n.
It mi<i'-. niH'tlii-ti.t (rom I*,.,.. v.-im -
I lie iiiiiiria, lies tu a i-miliu-t betweau
gtanlle aiiil (Hirphyrv, with gianite ttie
I   yitfihuty    J llu-   l,,w:Avk*
i mi-ills ni iij en * on
Tunnel  So   I is in
,.   I    V i .*    i  '      ,
/  whiiii  i* ai'iiut Un
to In- uifide tin
.. . .       ('v fh«- gi
mlliili-iit iii.i^i.ainii-to In- ol  ••""I'lrr''ji,,, (-,1|Jal
!f<f>«rl (!»",!! I'{     ,J,i,,,J     l;.,
and t-An mi.i,-;-,
■>,K    l',..-t     .,.,,'     ■ ,*
hOlii\ the.   ili-nlli
Appatehiiv   tiiv
»i-e)«, two fire lid!'*
tnii I.-, and sever-tl
b"i- There ,-ire A-i
hvdr.ihf" in the i-i'y. nnd everv liretnnu
liiiM oi* life i'.ifui'ed by tint'.ii'inii'ipality
Notwitn<itatMliiiK all tbese advantJi^ei.,
th-uite nj iiisiHJinte is nn high •"■**> *i
Iter i-enl . H-tiieti I-j tml iU  -»!• ii»i» • rflmi
to llie rales t-hargeil in  innnv town*
iii;i, imi'iii (itovn min «iiitlt'V*'i i> W
a^inuf tluif thnt iho iuniiitiiif- j>eopJe
took 00 the eitieh'ifi K»slo.
Discussing the question of Canadian
lead and lead tariff, the Mining Record
of Victoria says:
"The Canadian Smelting Works at
Trail have installed an electrolytic lead
refining plant, which is now in success
fut operation, and as the process has
proved to be more economical than the
uld zinc desilverisation process universally used in the United States, and to
a large extent in Eiirone, this electrolytic refinery will immediately be enlarged to handle the bullion (lead, silver
and gold) output of Canada. Unfortunately the present output of bullion
in British Columbia is not sullicient to
enable any refinery to earn the full
amount of the Government bounty,
namely, -So per ton on 20,000 tons of refined lead per year. This bounty cannot strictly be considered in the same
light as a "protection upon lead, as it
was mainly for the purpose of offsetting
an indirect bounty upon refining in
the United States amounting to something over ?3 per ton of lead produced
The lead smelting and refining industries now having been established,
furnishing competition in the purchase
of lead ores, it now remains _wjth_thjj
Government to secure for the lead
miner the home market for the sare of
his lead at prices which will enable him
to make a profit upon the large amounts i
of n^oney expended in lead mining in
British Columbia and elsewhere, and:
also to secure for Canada an industry I
which may develop into an extremely
large and important one, namely the
corroding of lead, producing white lead,
red lead, litharge orange, etc.
"The present injustice ofthe Canadian
tariff, so far as the lead miner is concerned, is due to the fact that he pays
for praciically everything which he
purchases on the basis of 25 to 85 per
cent duty, whereas in the sale of his
product, which from his standpoint is a
manufactured or finished product, there
is but 15 per cent protection less the
differential of one-third, making a net
of 10 per cent, or approximately 85 per
tou of lead, On white lead, which represents the main consumption of pig
lead, the protection is but five per cent
less a third, making !)£ per cent net, or
approximately S2 per ton: in other
words, not only has he far less protection in the sale of his product than he
has upon the articles which he must
purchase, hut in the case of his pur
chases the differential duty is not
effective, the prices being'made practically by the United States, whereas in
the sa|e of his product the differential of
one third is effective and fixes his gelling price.    "
"It is interesting to compare the protection accorded Idaho miners working
under similar conditions and on practically the same mineral mineral, de-
poeitHits in British  Columbia, and it
will be noticed that the, British Columbia miner has a protection upon his ply
lead of *iS per  ton,  while tire Hulled
States miner has a protection of 21 cents
per pound, or tl'l 5|i pet- ton, a net pro
ted inn lu favor of t|u<   United Stales
Winer ol >t7.5n.   In the case ul white
l.«4«l. nhiih taken the uie-iitiisl amount
ofthe lead production, Ihe' cotiipariwui
l«. wor««i', the United State- protection
Mii:r ii (flits  per   |Miiiinl,'or fiT.Vi,
while Hit) Canadian iiroteitiou   is only
, ubniH HJ per ton, making a net diller-
eiirn in lavor of the United State* miner
' of itboul $.V> iVi pi«i   tmi of tt Idle leiid
The relative dutii,->, therefore, on pu
I lend   l>etweeu   Hie,  United  Stale- .ind
;-Canada,   are;   I'nited   States,   |I»,V»;
; di inula,   ?."•--tn   la vor  ol   the Unite.)
, St.il.i-* miner, $.',7 ,*n    .limii .iiiihuiiIh tu
|l*or f.Hijiio tun ol lent mo containing
Iroiii .Vl (ii-i' eeiii in • •• t |iei- cent  in I" !■!
To lu» enlin-h I.tir lo'the   It,   <"    |>rn
' ilu.vr ni It-ad, ,'t-   'i-i-ll   ji-   nMn'i-   whu
'Imve   inve«tei|   i-f,,:e  amoi|lit->   ill   lliil
iroiiniis in it> devi.|o|iuii<ut. :t wouli) *■>,-
no in"i" iiniii mi; ii ji:u(  muni ii I.u-;
of I'liJirgiiitf - eelHM per piiuiel duty nj,
\ on in.: tea,l nml ;i.nil-  j•*-» (.muni ilittv
i Oil Wllite livol. tli** olio"- lend i«d<i»»r>(*ij
i-oiisiiiiniiii leau or while lend lo receive
and corroded iu bond in New York and
vicinity, being shipped into Canada in
the form of white lead.
The Canadian producer of pig lead
can now dispose of but 3,000 to 4,000
tons of pig lead in Canada, due to the
fact that corroding works cannot be ,
established under the present tariff regulations, while from 7,000 to 10,000 tons
of lead is being annually imported from
the United States, Germany and England in tonnages approximately proportional to order named. The British
Columbia producer of lead is marketing
the balance of his production (over and
above the 3,000 or 1,000 tons, which he
is enabled to- market in Canada), in
China*,-Japan aud England. This can
only he remedied by making such duties as will encourage and stimulate the
mining industry ni British Columbia,
will give sufficient protection to those
caring to invest in the corroding business. There can be no question but
this can be accomplished by duties
starting with 2 cents per pound on lead
and 3 cents per pound on white lead.
There is, meanwhile, absolute stagnation in all the silver-lead camps: and
-such—properties- a^th"e'"Srr~Etl"geTran ~
which are capable of producing large
tonnages, are completely closed down.
This ii due primarily to the very low
price of London lead and silver". In
spite of the cheap labor in Mexico, a
number of their properties are also
closed down. The Broken Hills Company, of Australia, seems to'be making
absolutely nothing; and the chances
are the only peoplo who make anything
at present prices of lead and silver are
the Spaniards.
Thb reasons for a revision of the lead
tariff are many. First, the product of
this country—pig lead—which is the re-
Biilt of inining British Columbia lead
ores, at a high cost, smelting them,
which is also an ex-pensive operation,
and refining the resulting bullion, is
only protected to the extent of 10 per
cent net. or about *I .50 per ton, whereas
mines, smelters and refineries must
purchase articles at prices which are
regulated by a duty averaging something over 3o per cent. Second, white
lead is only protected to the extent of
5 per cent, less one-third, or8Jpercent,
and consequently ia ail imported from
England, tlie United States and Germany; England securing but a very
small amount of this business. The
white lead and other lead coming from
the United Slates is not of United Statei
origin, but is the result of redoing and
corroding Mexican bullion in bond. At
the time Oie present crude tariff was
framed, white lead was eotisideied as
crude material, Canada not being in a
position then to produce either pig lead
or white lead, ( Tjiure ij every reason,
therefore, for a revision of this portion
of the tariff, mnkntj» sullicient increase
between pig lead nnd'white lead to insure the construction of corroding
works In Camilla which will have tha
effect of giving the Canadian niiper tlio
benefit uf the Uaiutdiau market.
The third reason for a r-evjMJon of the
tariff is the fact thai tbe United State-,
through itsduiies ou lead aud livid pro
ducts, ha* always discriminated agnin-H
Canadian lead, and ax their mine*, par
tiiulaily l.hinfe o( Kidm, are operated
under 'similar condition-- to those in
British Columbia, II it very dillicult'for
people owning mines just north ot tho
>iue to iind'-TMitud why Ibe Canadian
Government should not give thein the
siiuie beiielils as are granted bv tiie
United State* government to Hie Idaho
11 is not a p|i;nsin5> contraiU to find
piopi-rlie* lik* the St   Eugene closed
;,»t.;. ,ii '»n.»,!.\ ml.iii' lleiswii low miles
in rlie s'mtli .ii-e o|i.>n*)tii: m. n !;»rge.
- .ii, -Miiiplniii;,' iiinov   men, nr.d pav-
I :im -n'ltidei divideltii- tu linor owner-,
lh iti-b 'Vdiiiiili'.i  iniui
* I'm- M'i,-i'.*i» o| tin- wmld
.ire  open In
and  I nitcd
j. ,'ibiiui one-
!. yet Can-
I'rli'-e ut l.umlor.
A  Iteming,  S. W   I  . «(istmt«h  a*.**:
i'.h- in vi ji i ui- in  iin- jui'ii-r o|  j um her
eotinr.jitJfnin Biillsh IVilttiiibi.1 i« likely
,   lfc       ^-1    i   I.' -...iuti       Oil   I        ,fc*.   ,        ,,tl,-*l ,t|l      I'
1 llglUi"* :ill !|U|iUll|t "'(Ilil to il.iil pi in*
i f lit nrntection. Illltie. ol this ttilld
{would iiiiinedwteiy have the elfeet o(
I stimulating mining m llntish Uoliini.
' bis. ii.< i.'.'i-;rig lis sineliio/ Jtnd  rt-ijo
, in; liiu'.i-i i H-s 'in Ji ^le/ii   i-iVli-liI,    oi'iii^
| th* iiofiti* o| e«tahtUhing  an entirmlv
i Si id", 'in■-.let'i' -in-  ii-eiitii
i Unit ot rlietoiinrtgi* prodiiii-
• *   n„„   .,,.   1. ' i
I mrir'-i-et. tieio"   n*\ ili>
, lo.- v  m'i'tt Mnii«>  l.uill,    «•
, sinjit*. jioiiud of lead mo  in
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•id'.-itl tictifiiti i!i- hImiiJi!
. •.))*. Hb»o|l|te liti-li V of th
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,■ m*. ililtloljs HI''   JUohjIiite.J    (roiil   i-otil-
|n-t!iig in the I inted Ststes wi'h those
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purehiiso *,
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plaint at
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ew diseovery   h*«i
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siiloi-tt of invi-ti^aiioii'
AiilhMcile. Alia        • *,l,i,.  m,;s„ll);<.   u,ii4itm»i'
\ti.a*tnpwt* #ntik to a depth nf t»> „l(t, f,M„ ,„ „„. „„ ,j'IM mititiV     , ,„, ()lt,
tefl Willi wqik:n*s mutoly l« theea«t  i»«l*> e.-,iou!li.-,e,t  iff.-.eid pU.V,
over a ntilo ,n leutfh.    Hithlti the ytuVyu * .a., ^ •'.,   .
year a new uodervroqnd *lo|w Ua* Iwn |    Tie   I'iiubur« w*» UkawI hv  Mr
-rii'ik un No A *euni, wli)j   i*t*it*i*.eni tut..   Ihit f
tsfb** t*»«So. I a«d 2 *e*rtoi; lha extra lift \
ot r«»l ltiw» jfalnwl will enstir* a tteady
/nditpot frotii thl* *mlf»# ior * tiara-Wr ol
yenr*     lloveiopmeot  work  has al<*n
.. Hi, ''Uii; uf the picu'i.toi-- in
tAtli'tiliirtitlu tun,ei iihi) ha* hmi
«;xj*"iienri- with uranium in the (tUrk;
m-«, tiMtitfttr.v. Inat of Ihe corroding ol j ttn-ts."
overii'iiient.'   It i«i leirned ttuf J f^'1 •*' « Kpadii, and   would othwwi*.ej     i},.,'ip.o<itv wilh the United S'alenon
tdiaii rnVifh-jj-ifiriled MMiif t*\n- directly andindiieitlygiveempliiynieiit h,.ad mul it« "prodne!*   w„.,m   im. .,:„',
i-Mimti. tn ^be Iniiiher Aenie-r* nt the*««» » large luiuiher ol men and the em    ndvutitngcoiw to V.nwoh.   but t»,i"|.*n
jeoxst in the  way  of  rediie^l frrlght! !►»'»>■mmn-nt a greatly iiiro**utrf amount  never U linaight abotu'ttniil UanmU
rateatn' f|„.   TerrffnHe,-.  hi,»   th-o A,7> "> e-ouiiil     thia   wimhl lu* i  tii.-irk,-,t hunt:.-fi"i-.ti'", n\ ,'!    ' !  • l;a',f,,u
] aoonot wtro liwne tmneemmn*. truittw. j«wim«n.t l-.*ihe |.ivMriit »l«ie of iilf«ns,{ |,m th* I'nite'l Slates "mi.V| 'ill 'L\]* V*
.tl.ari   fhrv   were  more than-  enunler*'* ?'•*"   ttt/Wih   « ohinihia  j.Yo.Jn,   r-   ..'I thnt 'eminlrv i*  cv, .,>";.  -  thX ,'•,.-,    r
Jam.i '?intu<"A   »»>'   th"   it»er*w   in  jriii    «w|| bav« untr Urce quantum >d |H/J the Csnadiat, bn»m,..,"»» in thJeaan
"Sft?:1"'"!?^ ■"*»**••   "y J*«* Urso«.m.ifafih^M KoktBi*.»than "n Undw" ^;'"^M, ii'^ifiSi X^i^T £«*"
.^V^iiKmaHXt.*-^ THE LEDGE, NEW.UEJSVER, H. (J., MARCH 25, 1903.
Tenth Year
0, the days are gone when hetmfy liviKht
My heart's chuln wove! '
When my dream of life, from mom til! nitflit,
Wins love, still love!
New hope may bloom
And days may come
Of milder, calmer beam,
But there's nothing half so sweet in lift-
As love's youiif? dream!
O, ihtM'e'd nothing half so sweet iu life
As love's young dreanv,
Though the bard of purer fame may soar,
ThkLkdoi: U two dollars 11 your in advance When not so paid it is $8.50 to parties worthy ol credit. Lopil advertising in runts ti
nonpttriel lino lirst insertion, undo cents a line each subsequent insertion. Heading notices 25 cents 11 line, and commercial advertising
graaed in prices according to circumstances.
FELLOW PILGRIMS: Thk Lkimik is located at Xew Denver. B. C. and can bo traced to many puts of the earth. It comes to the front
every Thursday and has never been raided by the sherill. snowslided by cheap silver, or subdued by the fear of man. It works for the trail
blazerHs well us the hay-windowed and champagne-flavored capitalist. It tjiims to be on the right side of everything and believes that hell
hould be administered to the wicked in large doses. It has stood the test of time, and an ever-increasing paystreak is proof that itis
batter to tell the truth, even if the heavens do occasionally hit our smokestack, A chute of job work is worked occasionally for the benefit
of humanity and the tinancicr. Oime in and see us. but do not pat, the bull dop on the omnium, or chase the black cow from our water
barrel: one is savage and 1 he other a victim of thirst. One of tho noblest works of creation is the man who always pays the printer; he is
sure ui a bunk in paradise, with thornless roses for a pillow by night, and nothing but gold tolook 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
wants once again to look at
your collateral.
Up to date the United States has
only had one great man for its
Jack Lowery won a prize fight
in New York last week. He is no
relation of Ours.
The C. P. R. is filling Vancouver with Italians. The C. P. R,
should get its subsidies in Italy.
How the mighty and first families fall ! An Indian is working
on the section near New Denver.
The conduct of the C. P. R. towards the striking clerks proves
that some little men often get an
elevated   opinion   of  their power
The Trout Lake Topic is a real
yellow journal. Its editor iB also
the slowest mortal on earth, and it
is always night before he gets
through eating his breakfast mush.
Canada should never give another doliar of money or an acre of
land to railways. What is left of
the country should be reserved for
the people. If more railways are
needed let the Dominion build and
own them. '
Dave Carley say# he has no graft.
This is sad, and we would advise
our friend to get one as soon as
possible. It is almost impossible
to run a paper in B. C. without a
graft. The thing is more necessary than a pair of shears.
Carrie Nation is headed this way,
and we hope that she will be able
to reach the • Slocan. Any excitement is better than none at all,
and we extend to the handsome
Carrie a warm invitation to come
up here and spatter red paint.
Charity should begin at home.
The ladies in Canada who are trying to have the cigarette shut out
should stop drinking tea and coffee.
The effect of tea and coffee upon
the human system Is damnable and
both these evils should be obliterated.	
Judging from the report* tliat
eome from the Territories, the lumr
ber producers of B. C. aro looked
upon as a lot of hogs. Tbe farmers east ot the Bookies would be
just the same if they had the cinch
on the price of grain. They always
squeal when the pinching is done
by other people.
Dawson is said to be a great
place for thieves, but a wireless
dispatch from there tells us that
the law bad to compel merchants
this winter to take in turkeys and
other good thiugs at night after
they had closed their stores. The
merchants had been in the habit ot
Am      tty.l      ftM      *.fi*»l..*       nvttl
.  ... M., v.,^.4,,       ....     .
do not \nek their
doom when they phut up shop.
Dawson moat be a wonderful city
even if they did have .1,000 sports
when the law turned a black-jack
in* mil ikoa %mmm%ia% UuaMWi.
1*9   ...I «.   ,. ,.
ever, no*t! thev
trated in Western Canada is that of
ex-Premier Dunsmuir in closing
his mines at Extension, thereby
cutting off the livelihood of a
thousand people simply because
some of his employees decided to
join the Western Federation of
Miners. Here is an instance where,
if the province had a legitimate
government at Victoria, this coldblooded despot would be put upon
the griddle aud toasted for its action. The time is fast approaching when a provincial political
campaign will have to be fought
upon one issue—the extermination
of Dunsmuir. For years the interests he represents have been the
great blight on the otherwise fair
prospects of this province. If this
poor man thinks that he can defeat
organized labor he is mistaken. Its
ramifications are ten times greater
than all his millions. It will land
him sooner or later. If a benign
providence would but kindly remove him, though, we have no
doubt but a very large proportion
of our people would sing paens of
praise and organized labor would
be saved considerable trouble in
getting hiB scalp."
It is a trifle amusing to read tbe declarations of the Canadian Pacific railway
officials against the domination of
foreign leader-s of labor organizations,
a railway whose every high official except one has been imported into Canada. Sir William VanHorne is a Dutchman from the State of Illinois: Sir
Thomas Shaughnessy is an Irishman
from Milwaukee. D. McNIcoll is from
Scotland: William Whyte is an old
countryman; Robert Kerr is a Yankee
from Rhode Island: Chief Engineer Me
Henry is a native of the United States;
R. Marpole is from Wales; J.W.Troup
was born in the State of Washington;
Wm. Downie is from Ireland. The only
high official of the Canadian Pacific
Railway companv who is a native
bred Canadian is George McL. Brown —•
To be slavish is to invite a tyrant.—Anon.
The man of virtuous soul com*
mauds not, nor obeys. -Shelley.
To assure men that they are depraved is to induce them to act accordingly.—Robert Adams.
There is only one thing worse
than the desire to command, and
that is the will to obey.—Professor
Clifford.     *
In an ignorant and barbarous
age military success is preferred to
all other kinds of fame. -Buckle's
History of Civilization.
Mankind are the greatest gainers
by suffering each to live as seems
good to himself than by compelling
each to live as seems best to the
rest.-J. S. Mill.
Our beet way of learning how to
promote progress in the future is
to And out what bas been the chief
means of its advancement in the
past.—Robert (\ Adams.
In a time of ignorance people do
not doubt, even when they ai« doing the worst harm; in a time of
enlightenment they hesitate, even
when they are achieving the greatest benefit*.—Montesquieu.
I would exhort you to refuse the
■"»    *   * *i i i ,i
VI.CUV.        f,Ul *,•*,*, *..,.. .HI      .t^.,4,^, «»,,,.
him' n'l'Liw; tc* Jifc^-l-, If tiWe-b-oUT
be forced upon you, commotion he-
fore stagnation, the leap ot the
torrent before the stillness ofthe
swamp.—Professor Tyndall.
words accommodate themselves to
tbe meaning lie desired them to
Our country is founded upon the
dignity of labor—upon the equality
of man. Ours is the first real republic in the history of the world.
Beneath our flag the people are
free. We have retired the gods
from politics. We have found that
man is the only source of political
power, and that the government
should govern. We have disfranchised the aristocrats of the air
and have given one country to
mankind. —Ingersoll.
We do a great injustice to Isca-
riot in thinking him wicked above
all common wickedness. He was
only a common money lover, and,
like all money lovers, didn't understand Christ—couldn't make
out the worth of him or the meaning of him. He didn't want him
to be killed. Ho was horror-struck
when he found that Christ would
be killed; threw his money away
instantly, and hanged himself.
How many of our present money
seekers, think you, would have the
grace to hang themselves, whoever
was"kiiied?^John-Ilu8kin7 ~
Wllen wild youth's iia st;
Tliouiih he win the wise, who frowned liefore,
To smile at last;
Hell never meet
A jov sosn-eet
In all his noon of fame
As when lirst he suns to woman's ear
His foul-felt iliime,
And at every close she blushed to hear
The one. loved name.
O. that hallowed form is ne'er foigot
Which lirst love traeed :
Still it lnifferins haunts the |?reoiiusl s^t
On*memory's waste!
Twasan odor tied
as soon as shed:
O, 'twas n llifht that ne'er can shine aintin
Un lii'e's'dtill stream 1.
O, 'twas a liitht that ne'er can shine iifrain
Ou life'sdu.1 stream!
A   BIO   JOB.
A southern member of congress
who lives in a Washington hotel
has for his personal attendant an
old negro man to whom he is much
attached. The negro, by virtue of
long servitude, has come to assume
considerable authority over his employer. The congressman was
visited by some friends the other
evening, and the host offered them
a drink of whiskey, saying he was
about to take one himself, hoping
to break up a cold. The party
took three or four drinks and the
jug was about to be passed again,
when the negro servant made
things very embarrassing to the
host by saying: -'Deed, sah, you
you said you was a-takin' this yer
whiskey to break up a cold. 'Pears
like they was tryin to break up a
hull winter."
AU-,, CUk Homeofthep*.
rIOt Olap prs on the
coaet are not all filled with skimmed milk. Once in a while one of
them will wake up and duHt cayenne around like a Spaniard
crinkling frijotfw. Tbe editor of
Im Vancouver Independent got
liis knife ont the oilier day and
thia ia tiie way be cuts the on ont
of Dnatmoir: "The meet diabolical piee*t nt tyranny ever perpe-
The Bishop Coadjutor of Pennsylvania, Alexander Mackay
Smith, was on the way one Sunday
morning from the Brvu Mawr mil-
way station to the chapel of Bryn
Mawr college, where he was to
preach. Ah lie drove inthe hired
station wagon along the. country
road, he saw approaching on foot
a little boy with a ball and bat and
catcher's mask. The bishop caused
his carriage to pull up. "Little
Boy," he said, leaning out, "little
boy." "Sir," returned the lad.
"Do you know where little boys go
who play ball on Sunday ?"' "Yes,
sir," the other answered.   "They
S» to Heston's lot, over there, be-
ind the dam,"
A Toronto paper has raised a
'buminE'question. It Wwiulrc*: "Do
Chinamen wear onr nlghtlei?" The
Mongolism in thc holy city of the
Dominion are rapidly adding to their
numbers, and the native are gradually withdrawing from tlieir positions of altruistic benevolence orln-
AlWai^new Th# m-MttnsI hesHh nf.
flour has discovered that the Chinese I
laundries are overcrowded, that the
washermen sleep in the clothes of
their patro-n* and that generally tSe
establishments are a menace to the
health of the community.    Then it
w™, i.k. ■_*»»* .in t. »£- c'satflsrftfi;
ritual   thk wastk  i»i:nv.
Tliu AiimliMun.-itiMl Copper company's
properties of the Butte ami Anaconda
districts are nmv oiitpuuinjj' 5,200 tone
of ore per day.
The product of the AmaV-amtited
Copper company beiii»- about 250,000,-
OUO pounds annually, the advance of a
cent in the price of copper increases the
earnings of the company $2,500,000.
The Montana Ore Purchasing company, is now operating but one mine,
tho Rams, which ie producing about.
1,000 tons of ore per day, and can be
made to support tlie smelter of the
A. F. Holden, managing director of
the United States Mining company, has
completed the purchase, of De La Mar's
Bully Hill copper property of Shasta
countv, California, which is held at
Work has been resumed in the Mountain Consolidated mine, owned by the
Anaconda company, of Butte. The force
is uot full strength yet, being 160 men,
where 400 is regarded as the regular
sized crew.
The capacity of the steam stamps
used by the copper companies of the
Lake district is enormous. For instance, the Tamarack has handled 150
tons of conglomerate per head of stamps
in 24 Hours, one head being equivalent
to 110 ordinary stamps on the same
Mine operators of Southern Sonora,
Mexico, are said to contemplate shipment of ore to Germany for omelting,
the method of handling behig preferable to sending via railroads to Mexican and American smelters because
trading vessels will take the ore as bal-
M,,AUha.jirese»Ltiine_the„meii of Crip-
pie Creek are considering a bill tiTVe
introduced in the state legislature enabling them to create drainage distriets,
till properties within which may be as-
si-s.--.ed proportionate interests for com
tiioii work. It is expected that such a
'bill will be, introduced
Coal is scarce at Butte now for smelter and oilier operation;-.   Tin* Amal
gamated company consumes normally
about 700 tons per day for all purposes,
and usually prefers the Diamondville,
Wyo., product, but at present is taking
whatever it can secure. The bad state
of rail traffic is the cause of the shortage.       •
The Black Hills Mining Men's association have sent to President Roos-
velt an invitation to attend the annual
session of the American Mining Congress, which is to be held in Lead,
S. D., September of this year, the invitation being inscribed oii a slab of 18-
karat gold. 5 inches long by 2| wide.
The invitation is to be formally presented to the president by the South
Dakota congressional delegation
Idaho has enacted a law placing mine
assessment in that state upon the basis
as the same is accomplished in Mon
taua. Patented ground is assessed at
§5 an acre, the price paid to the «'ov-
erntnent.. improvements as in the caso
oi other improvements, and the net product of the mine. Tlie governor has
not yet. signed the measure, but this
final'touch is assured. The bill thnt is
to become law was introduced by Representative Jenkins
Butte has some deep shafts for mine
operations During the latter part of
last year an additiv.tal 100 feet was ,td-
I ded to the Anaconda, St. Lawrence and
never Sweat Bhafts, making them-8,000
feet each, The High Ore, Green
Mountain and Diamond and Mountain
Consolidated shafts are each 2,200 feet
deep. It is the purpose to add an additional 100 feet to some of these
shafts during the present season.
The Arizona Copper company has a
smelter and five concentrating mills on
itB property in the territory of that
name. About 1,100 tons of ore. is mined
daily, of which 1,100 tons are concentrated, this being smelted with some
outside ores There are live main furnaces in the smelter, each 89 x 240 in ,
making a matte 55 per cent pure, this
being retined in the'converters to 92J
per cent The company produces about
15,000 tons of copper annually.
At Trinidad island, Venezuela, the
asphalt company employs an serial
tram fOr transporting asphalt from the
lake to the pier where it is loaded on to
the vessels. The distance covered by
this tram is about a mile, the pier being
1,750 feet out from the shore in the sea.
A surface tram operates on the aBphalt
lake to pick up tho asphalt to be shipped, the track being laid near the shore
where the asphalt had hardened, and a
cordurov foundation being laid under
it where it goes out toward that in a
livuid state
Amalgamated copper experts confirm
the repoit that the trust is negotiating
for the Champion mine of the Lake district, which thev sav can be made to
produce 20.000,000 pounds, making it
second-to tae Calumet and Hecla properties It is also stated that Amalgamated has secured the Copper Range,
St_ Marys and Baltic properties. It is
that the Amalgamated company is making reparation for decreased production
in Montana, to maintain its poeition in
the consuming world, and also to get
into poeition for a strike at the wa<je
scale the Mine. Workers' union forces
the company to pay in Butte. In this connection it is cited that men have been
laid off around Butte steadily, and when
the proper reduction in numbers ha&
been made a determined effort will follow to reduce wages.
W. F. Sapp, in charge of the reduction works of the American Consolidated Copper dompariy, Arizona, announced recently that he had leached
ore taken from the property, by the sulphuric acid process, precipitated the
copper with scrap iron and rednced the
metal to ingots by smelting, with the
result that he had produced a metal of
as great purity as seemed possible, and
at a figure practicable in operation of
the mine. When the ores become sulphide they will have to be roasted before the process may be adapted, but
this can be. done, and thus also place
the gold and silver valuascarried therein amenable to amalgamation.   -,
Fire Sale
We are not yet in a position
to open our big sale of slightly damaged goods, but we
tire working in that direction, and when we do get
ready you want to be on
hand. It is going to be the
record-breaking sale. We
invite you to call and see us
In our new quarters in the
Clever block. We can supply your every need in the
grocery and general furnishing lines, at reduced prices.
il. B. SMITH & CO.
New Denver, B. C.
& Summer
tunings eus
AM your mIi-yIIoii on
*rrlv»l of h-jihK Kul'» iiuiV Im Hx orrt*r lli»t
onkrn »rr rw-rivw)
ft ft LIEBSCHER, £*%&
S   M    O    K   E
Blue Prize, Henry Vane,
Columbus & Havana Whip
Pjpfnvo are miule by—
Reiir.Kuiied liy Gkobok Hoiiton.
Winnipeg, Man.
■ A student at Oberlin college one
day asked the president "if he
could not advantageously take a
shorter course than that prescribed
in the curriculum." "Oh, yes,"
was the reply, "that depends on
what yon want to make of yourself. When God wants to make
an oak he takes a hundred vears,
but when he« wants to make a
squash he takes but six months."
As many customs deemed right*
by our ancestors seem detestable to
us, so many customs which we
think proper our more civilized descendants may regard with aversion. —Spencer.
Brick Block    New Denver
Manager of BOSUN HALL.
Reports, Examinations and Management.
NEW DENVER,   -   B. C.
&*< Newmarkei Hotel H
llCW DtWK-tt, offers a pleasant substitute for i
home to those who travel.   It is situated on the \
shore of Lake Slocau, the most beautiful lake in
all America.   Prom its balconies and windows
can be seen the grandest scenery upon this continent.
The internal arrangements of the hotel are the reverse'
to telephone, all the rooms being plastered, and electric
bells at the head of every bed make it easy for the dry
moment* in the morning.t-K3tJC»«-*c*«JK-s*jK-»
The best and cheapest meals in the country are
to be found in the dining room.   The house is run np-,
on cosmopolitan principles, aud the prospector with his
pack is just as welcome aa the millionaite with his roll.
Every guest receives the best of care and protection.
The liquors are the beat in the Sloean, and the'
hotel has long been noted for it* fish and game dinners.
This is the only first-class house In the Lucerne of ■
North America.   One look at the landlord will convince any stranger that the viands are of the beat quality.   Rooms reserved by telegraph.uw**«*»«*j«**c*«-*
HENRY STEQB, Proprletor«N#fN#«N#rs#^
ranked in the number of those daring atrocities, humiliating and
loathsome to nature, and which fix
upon the country or tbe age whoae
annals are stained with them an
indelible opprobrium.-Oondorcet,
When modern men write they
eo fix and dlspoee their words that
the words suggest the meaning. It
v* different with the Holy Ghost.
He expeitted Ihe reader to fix upon
a  meaning, and   then make the
that the Chinese are Inveterate
gambler*. If there to anything the
average Canadian member of parliament has a horror of It Is gambling.
On the whole, the Vietoria Time*
thinks, evtnu are so shaping themselves that there will probably bo
little opposition st Ottawa to the pro
nosed iaerease of the head tax to Ave
hundred depart.
Near Craiibrflek an awn hat* quit*
httnb-nr ewwtp b*e**m tbey *■*** ht4
iioiihle with ■ Chinese toot.
A J*
Baek of Montrea
m.u»u»*.* tett.
Capital (all paid np) $12,0U^0iM.UU
niter** tnnd : : 7.00*000.00
Undivided profits ;   .-   &mi*4.U4
Kt. Hon. Lord Stratkooxa ajd Motmr Rotau O.C.M.O. President.
Hon. Q. A. Dkommoxd, Vice President,
F. & Cuicftox, General Mansfer,
Hrmnhm to *!J parei nt Canada, Newftmndland, Great Britain,
the United Bute*
New Denver branch
LE B. DE *EBElr, MftMf ar Tenth Year.
THE LKDttE, NEW DJEN.VEK, U. o., MARCH 25 1903.
Bubonic Plaque in China
Among the receut arrivals from
the Orient at Tacoma, Wash., was
Pr. R. T. Freeman, who has lived
thirty years iu the tropics, and the
last eight years in China and Japan. He was interviewed by a Tacoma Ledger reporter on the subject of bubonic plague, and his remarks are so to the poiut, so
patently based on first-haud knowledge and long experience, that wo
print the interview in full Replying to the suggestion of the reporter that the State of Washington was likely to become infected
with the plague, Dr. Freeman said:
''It's all rot! I would like to
be in a position to accept the appropriation which this state is proposing to make with which to fight
the plague, and in return to insure every mau, woman and child
here. The disease has been studied
I" at long range by American physi-
|' cians, with the'result that some of
'' the most important characteristics
of it have escaped them entirely.
For instance, no well-fed man can
catch the disease. In Hongkong,
where there have been untold
thousands of deaths from this
cause, we Europeans walk into and
through infected quarters with perfect impunity, never giving it a
thought until we see the daily
grist of dead bodies brought for destruction.
"In my experience there have
been no cases of the disease contracted in this way. The only
Europeans who have taken it have
been a few soldiers who had gone
on a tear, neglected eating, and
when their system had been sufficiently reduced to resemble a
starved onative, they had taken it
and been dead, four hours afterward. The important fact is that
only those in reduced flesh and
strength from the semi-starvation
of those Oriental lands ever are
known to take the disease. No
Chinese living on the imported
American food ever takes, it. No
coolie working hard for small pay
ever gets it, for he is also com-
comparatively well fed. And the
cure for the disease, so far as anything can be said to be a cure, is
nourishment. A starving Chinese,
fed, may take the disease, but a
few days of feeding before tbe disease appears saves his life. Then,
under these conditions, what has
ie State of Washington to fear?
fhy, you could throw open your
*»rt8, discontinue your quarantine
fws, carry on unrestricted coin-
(erce with the worst infected ports
China, and you would uot have
lough of the cases to develop to
Tafford material for study for your
"More than that, it has been
demonstrated so many times in my
eight years of experience with the
disease, that it may be given out
as an established fact that the disease in no case lies dormant. When
a ship leaves an infected port those
of the crew who have it will bc
dead of the disease in three davs or
less, and three days later, if no
more cases have developed, you can
safely take on board the most likely
balfatarved subjects you can find,
and you could not raise another
case for a reward. As for rats,
you today are not quarantining
against them either in Victoria or
Port Townsend, and yon hear ol
no infection there. Iu crossing
the Pacific the time consumed is a
perfect preventive of the disease
being carried here unless—now
mark this—unless there is a con*
tinuons string of recurring cases
for the entire voyage.
"Let me tell you more of the
characteristics of the disease
There Is no mistaking it when once
seen, and whenever and wherever
there is a dispute among medical
men as to tlio nature of a mysteri*
ont disease that has appeared, yon
may set it down confidently that It
Is not bubonic plague. A starving
Chinese tells you that he is sick.
It has just attacked him. You
feel bis pulse and take his tern-
"This temperature rises so
rapidly that in an interval of a few
minutes your temperature will record an increase. His temperature is say 901, You take out your
wateh and noilnt tn the flrures in*
dicating say four hours later, and
shrug your shoulders as yon tell
him that is the hoar of his death,
Then, if you are aa curious as I
waa, yon will sit down beside him
H-nrt iw-n-f/tt-i tion t,tt\irtw9*i nt ibr* nnaa
Very rapidly hts temperature goes
ap lo 110, and, holding your wwd
9 foot from his akin, yon feel thi
heat radiating a* if from a wtoyt,
If this bo* does not kill him, the
tamperfttnre ctmtlnne* advancing
tatti 116 ia ranched and Uu* drive*
out the apirk of life sa effect! <r* J j
ia if he vera in * blast furnace.
Meanwhile, yon bavaofcaenred that
the glands in his groins, nnder ths
knee*, under the arms, and at ths
back of the neck have swollen
rapidly in a continuous knotted
string, and when he is dead you
take your scalpel and open some of
them, expecting to find pus, as iu
the bubos, which have furnished
the plague with a name. You find
absolutely nothing, aud you hunt
up oth^r cases, and find the course
ofthe disease always alike. Experience has shown that yourself,
being a well-fed European or
American, are in no danger of infection from your studies, and you
continue them indefinitely, never
talcing auy precaution, and never
suffering therefrom.
"Meanwhile you go to the native
authorities, and use the occasion
for impressing the need of sanitation and cleansing the houses, but
you are perfectly aware that sanitation without food is a humbug,
and you are simply taking diplomatic advantage of the situation
to get the city about you cleaned
up fpr your own good.
"Now you understand the nature of the plague better. As an
additional reason for my statement
that Washington will never see a
case of the disease, let me tell yon
that on leaving the Orient all ships
are inspected. Any one showing
the slightest raise of temperature,
from whatsoever cause, is left behind, no matter how long he may
have served. But our sailors never
contract it, and when on shore are
as callous about its presence as are
we Europeans and Americans.
Last, but not least, it i< purely a
tropical disease, and even there
only appears in the spring, when
the days are hot and the nights are
cold. During this period the ill-
fed aud ill-clad native sweats all
day and shivers all night, without
any covering at all. He quickly
reaches a favorable condition -to be
attacked, and is almost dead from
privation before he gets bubonic
plague. When summer comes the
plague disappears until the next
season, for the half starved native
retains a remnant of his strength
as long as he can lie at nights
asleep in comfort. All of which
makes it a million-to-one wager
that bubonic plagne could hardly
Ko iniiwnnnna/i Viatic \\\t .rl*ol« l-\,aitfx4-A
Ug—iuvivuuviuu—uciu—uj—vivnuui nvo
intent and with scientific means,
and if it were, it would die out with
the single case created.''
To illustrate the
some people in the
foolish idea of
matter of the
qualifications necessary for a mine
manager and at the same time to
show how the industry is made to
suffer through this foolishness,
Mines and Investments draws a
clever picture under the caption,
"The Favorite Son." The paper
"Once there was a rich man who
had a favorite son. The favorite
son had been carefully educated at
a great college, where he was a
loading spirit. He belonged to
the Epsom Kappagon fraternity
and attended all functions, especially those that occurred on the
night before Sunday. He was a
hale fellow well met. When he
graduated it was by the skin of hts
teeth, and some said if the fond
parent had not had plenty of
money, the favorite son would have
"On returning to hia home, the
favorite son waa like a fish out of
water. He longed to be up and
doing. He bad received a grade of
63 in chemistry and 01 in geology,
and therefore felt that he could
manage a mine.
"So the fond parent took a
Hundred thousand plunks and
h^tttht a mine. He also gave the
ta-Qrjto ion another fifty thousand
plunks for development purposes,
and bade him |o,
"Gathering up his drees suit
cases and his golfing paraphernalia,
the  favorite son started for the
wild and wooly.
mine  he began
methods.      Life
strenuous around
Arriving at the
to revolutionise
became    very
the mine. Every
"In the opinion of some people,
a man who has made a failure of
every other form of business is
fitted for the position of mine
manager. Those who hold this
view also regard mining as a
gamble and not a business, and the
position of manager is one of the
most impoi'tant for any man to fill.
Besides requiring integrity and
good business judgment, a mine
manager must have a thorough
training in all branches of his
chosen profession as well as having
had years of practical experience.
The best mine managers have for
the most part graduated after years
of hard toil at the hammer and
"The conduct of' a large manu-1
factoring enterprise could be made
a gamble as much as the development of a mining proposition. We
do not need any favorite sons, golf
stocking dudes, or plate-glass
fronts to run our mines, but real,
live, up-to-date, enterprising men.
With tlie latter, mining is a business; with the former, it becomes
a gamble, and not unnaturally a
A prominent clergyman in Boston, who is actively identified with
the missionary work, has recentty
been preparing some colored clergymen from the South for mission
work. Lately he invited them to
dine with him.
Toward the dinner hour the rev-
erened gentleman waited an hour
in his reception room for his guests
but noue came. At last he called
his maid-servant, • mentioning the
matter to her and remarking that
it was very strange that his expected guests did not put in their
"Yis, sor," replied Mary, "but
wot's stranger still, sor, is thot
Oi've done nothin' in the whole
avenin' but turn nigger minstrels
thrum the dure."-Boston Journal.
The ancient problem, "Wheu is
a man drunk?" is a question on
which doctors emphatically disagree. In Scotland, where the
authorities have some experience
of the drunken, a shibboleth forms
the £test. The Glasgow police exact from the suspect easy and
"shoes and socks shock Susan."
In Edinburgh the authorities hold
to the ancient "Burgess fish sauce
shop." In some parts of England
the man must walk a chalked line
and other tests include the spoken
words, "Truly rural," "British
constitution," and the apothesis of
the thistle-sifting woman who had
"six sieves of sifted thistles and
Bix sieves of unsifted thistles."
There is, however, a more geuer-
ous definition of drunkenness,
wbich holds that a man is not really
drunk so long as he can lie on the
floor without holding on.
character nnd good reputation In each
state (one In this county required) to represent
and advertlve old MUbllshed wealthy butlnem
hou« of aolld financial Handing. Salary $»l.oo
weekly with expense* additional, all payable In
cash direct each Wednesday from head offices.
Horse and carriage furnlabed when necessary.
Reference*. Unclose self addrei-ted enveloiie.
Colonial Co , 53« Dearborn St., Chicago.
once ia a while, when tbe favorite
ion was not too busy, be would
look in to see what waa being done.
Pretty soon there was no question
m to what was being done, It was
the fond parent
"To make a lonr storv short, it
may Im related that the favorite
wn returned to the Boston of the
fond parent a few months later
with much experience. He left
mine in safe hands (the sheriff's), |
and   tvww^wlAft   tn   triwn   rntnlnrt   w'
black eye. And tbe fond parent
believed bin. And the fond par-
tot being a leading citiren,repeated
(be story, and gave mining another
hlftck eye. Ami each man bold his
nrifhlvtr. And .he- marble heart
iwalta any man that ever talk*
mining In thit town.
"Moral; Favorite Sou Mining U
i» a failure."
To this tbe Colorado Mining
Record adds:
The Filbert Hotel
Is the house to stop at when
in the Silvery City. The
rooms are airy and the beds
conducive to slumber, while
the call-bells beside every
door will put you in mind of
modern civilization. The
meals in the dining room
will make a mash upon your
taste and change your stomach into an internal heaven.
The Filbert is cosmopolitan,
and is run upon the Canadian
American and European
plan. The bar is replete
with all kinds of bracers from
gentle old rye to the tipple
that foams in the glasw.
Wm. Bennett
S a monthly journal that you do not
meet every day.    Its home is in the
West, far from the smoke of crowded
cities and the hum of grinding commerce.    High up  in   the  mountains, surrounded by scenery that would drive some
artists mad with joy, its editor sits close to
leaven   and  draws   inspiration  from  the
ClO.ldS ;|, % -j. £ jj. ^ .j. jj. ... jj. jj.
Lowery's Claim is principally devoted
lo Truth and Humor. It has hosts of
friends and enemies. It is hated and loved
just according to how it strikes the human
mind. It presses the limit every time
and always deals from the top. It bows
to no creed, cringes to no god or devil, and
fears nothing, not even the sheriff. It is a
sham crusher, and aims to tear the mask
from everything that is evil. It is the
most independent magazine in the world
and panders to no class, party, sect, creed,
color, flag or fat advertiser. It has pay
ore always in sight, and every shift shows
that it is increasing, It has touched a
chord in the human heart that vibrates
with its music wherever the English language breaks the ozone ********
If you want to get in line with it, get in
early as the circulation is limited to a million. No sample copies are sent to anyone,
but it is furnished free to all people who
are one hundred years old. Postage free
to any part of this wicked earth * * * * „.
Mankind are not so wicked as
some people exclaim in hopes of
governing them. That the devil
may bc in tbe bodies of the theologians I am ready to allow, but assuredly he is not in mine.—Voltaire.
#' VANCOUVER 4nd NCL80N, B.C. f
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afterdate! Intend to ainily Ui ihe Himur-
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Work* fur a ■vtiwilaJ licence in nil. ami cirty
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MOUNTAIN nilBP Mineral Claim
Sltuiite In the Arrow Ukc Mliilnir Dlvlnlon or
\\ eat Kootenay Dmtrlct. Where located:
On Canvon Creek alxiut two tnllea from th*
junction with Carrllw) Creek,
TAKK NOTICE That 1. A. R. lUyland.uueiit.
for Peter UeDonaM, K. U. C. diwan.-y Kllen
McftMiirahl, K. M. C Mtm. Walter Koa«. f.
M.C 4l»M, Intend, 'lily daya fnnn the date
hereof, to aiiiily tu the Mliilnv Heinrder lor
a certificate ut Imiirovenieiita. for the iiurtmaeor
ohtaliiliiK a crown grant of the ahove claim.
And further take notice lhat action under Hte.
it miut be commenced Iwfoie the Nuance of tueb
certificate of luwrovenu'iiu**.
Dated thii »4ili day of February. A.I). IHiS.
A. K   HK.YtiAN!)
To J. M. M. HE.VKDUM, or to »lioiiiaocver h»
may liava tianiferred liU Iniereat In the-
Croufell mineral claim, lituatad at ilichtatf
of Kinhl Mile ereek. Slocau Mining IXtMob.
We.t kootenay Wntrlct, II l„
XOU, and each of ymi, at*hereby untitled thai.
I have eiianded the •uui of POt.Hi l»
oraiidlmbrovementa utmn tha above naa-
ttonad mineral claim undt-r the |-rovl«lont of
lha Mineral Act. and If. within ninety day*
from tbt data of thia notice, you fall or refuaa to
i-.ujiUiUuK >our immuuu oi allaiM^i rttiwodiiuiaa,
amountliif to elghty-l wo dollar* andauir cauH,
which la now due. U«ather with all iow of *A>
vertMnir. your ttitttt-A In the *»id clalw will
btromethe property uf the umtei^anad wvUr
Section 4 of an Attentllle.l "An Act to amen*
the Mineral Act lw« "
ed at a>aakt. B C . thit Mh day of Manh.
A. U. IM.
Job Printinuf Ik iiii art.
It ih today one of the
mosi advanced of huh.
and git'titcr «*tTortM are
tn'Atm <itii<i<* <" i«*aio
|H»ilei(ioii fiian wit
liefore in the hihtory
of print ine:. Every up
todate biiKineMM man
Tenth Year
3STota.ry  Futolio.
. Notary Public, Insurance Agent, an(J
Minini,' Broker. Mining Stock? bought and snid.
General agent for Slocan projierties Small
Debts Court held lst and 3rd Mondays in every
month.   Established 1895.
and American plan.
from 2 c. ui;i to -Jl.
in tne safe.
NELSON     European
Meals, i& cents. Rooms
Only white help employed.
yellow about tlie place except the <toid
MADDEN HOUSE, NELSON, is contrally
located and lit by electricity It is headquarters for tourists anil old timers. Miners or
millionaires are equnllv welcome. THOS.
MADDEN. Proprietor.
tho excellence of Itscuisinc,
Nelson, is noted for
is the best *1 a day hotel In Nelson.    Only
white help employed,
formerly the Clark
in Nelson.    Only
THE   EXCHANGE, In KASLO, hag plenty
of airy rooms, and a bar replete with tonics
and bracers of many kinds.
riiHK MAZE, tn KASLO, Is lust the place
A for Simian people to find when dry or In
search of a downy couch.
T O. MELVIN, Manufacturing Jeweller,
fj > Expert Wlitch Repairer, Diamond Seiter.
and Engraver, Manufactures Chains. Lockets
•ind Rings* Workmanship guaranteed equal to
any In Canada. Orders by mail solicited. Box
840, Sandon.
pure Latakia Student's' Mixture, Pace's
Twist, Craven's Mixture, Bootjack, Natural
Leaf,and many other kindsnf Tobacco.
G. B. MATTHEW, Nelson. P.O. Box 40.
Kootenay Oanciy Works,
J   A.   McDONAT.D,    Manufacturing   and
.   Wholesale Confectioner.      Nelson. B. C
"Wholesale   2u*Sei»olian.ts.
ers in Butter, Ek«*, Cheese
Fruit,Nelson. B.C.
Produce and
FT..  CHKIST1E, I.. L. B., Barrister, So-
.   licitor
Every Friday at Silverton.
Notary Public.     Saifdnn, B.
ML. GRIMMETT, L. L. B., Barrister,
.   Solicitor,Notary Public.     Sandon, B.C
Branch Office at New Denver every Saturday
Mining Properties.
Mining properties should address Box 50,
New Denver, B. C.
Insurance & Real Estate
IHOHP^OX,   MITCHELL   & CO.    Fire
Ining Properties.   Houses to rent and Town
Lots for Sale.
1 B. RASHDALL, New Denver, B.C.,
Real Estate aud Mineral Claims for Sale. Cl»ims
represented and Crown Granted.
Lumber, Doors. Windows. Store Fronts. Show
Cases, Store nnd Bar Fixtures, Counters, Fancy
Glass. H. HOUSTON', Managur.
Nelson. BC
\ •* HANK   REKLAW _     _      \
Politics is one thing, journalism is
another—   :   ■
Excepting in Canada.
In Canada, and especially in that
particular part of Canada known as
British Columbia, politics and journalism are one,  it not the same thing.
Here we see the most open, unveiled bribery of newspapers that is
to be witnessed any place.
Public pap and actual money is
dealt out to the newspapers with a
lavish hand.
There are a few papers whose policy is not tainted with boodle—
But they are scarce as bauk rolls
in the Slocan.
When election time draws near it
is an easy matter to see the color ot
the green in the enlarged issues of
the pap fed journals, and the thousands of extras sent as sample copies
to every voter.
British Columbia is a Mecca for the
politician who is run down at the
heel, and for the politician with the
big mit;
He is in the game for the boodle
and he relics upon boodle to win.
It is not surprising, then, that he
has at his back a boodleized
Behind the press is the politician,
and behind the politician the people.
Primarily, then, the people are responsible.
It is not considered to be a crime,
nor even an effense, for a politician
to buy the support of a newspaper in
It is looked upon asquite the proper
It is, in tact, tlie only way the
average politician could get the support ot even the most corrupt "rag."
And it is well that it is so.
If the people are determined to
adhere to the policy ot allowing the
boodler to run things:
11 no better material than that we
have had in power can be found to
fill the administrative and legislative
departments of the government, then
it really makes no difference who is
on the seat, and it is the newspaper's
legitimate business to get as much as
possible out of the game.
British Columbia has been robbed
in land grants money grants, and
other subsidies to the value of millions, and what are the people going
to do about it?
The politician makes mig.'ity promises, but the people realize nothing
out ot theoi.
They scowl and pass on, but DO
„t^„__ __ __
The politician concludes it is all
right, comes back with the pill sugar-
coated, the voters take it and reelect him to represent them.
Thus the game goes on.
Who is to blame?
I am—
YOU are.	
petals'and fat in alcohol. The value
ofthe scents used yearly in England
alone is set at over £5,000,000, and
this is less than one-tenth of what the
world at large uses
Still worse would be the case of the
doctor, the chemist, and the druggist
were alcohol wiped from the pharmacopoeia. The tinctures which
compose the majority ot "useful medi
cines are almost all prepared by the
use of alcohol. Doctors prescribe
these tinctures made with dilute
proof spirit as caustics, irritants,
stimulants and tonics It has been
nothing but our foolish fiscal regulations with regard to the importation
of pure alcohol that has given over
the drug and allied trades into the
hands uf Germans and Americans.
The painter and decorator would
be at his wits' ends to tind a substitute for alcohol. What else could the
varnish maker use to dissolve the
resins ot which he uses such quan
tities? The instrument maker would
be lost without alcohol. Alcohol has
the rare and curious property of refusing to solidify even under the
most bitter Arctic cold. It is therefore invaluable for use in thermom
eters and similar instruments employed in climates where mercury
becomes solid with frost.
Collodion is indispensable to the
photographer. Collodion could not
be prepared without the use ot alcohol, so it may almost be said that the
whole science and industry of pho
topraphy depends on alcohol. So,
too, do the manufactures of s^pholine
choral, ot artificial billiard balls, and
ofthe new modified cordite powder.
Finally, natural historians would
have much difficulty in finding any
substitute for spirits as a means of
preserving intact and perfect specimens which would otherwise be lest
to science.
For a few weeks only I will allow a 2C per cent discount on every article bought at my store
Patrons in the Slooan are well acquainted with my goods. Your prompt attention will be appreciated.
All goods are guaranteed.
*-?■*'■ , t     i i,.
Orders by mail receive our prompt attention.
I     •
Send your watch repairs to me and I will do tne rest
Many American visitors to Paris
are acquainted with Bignon's, a restaurant where no prices were set
clown on the bill of fare. The guest
haa the artistic satisfaction of dining
in ignorance of what the expense
would be, but he was very likely to
discover when he received the bill,
that ignorance is, indeed, bliss.
A stranger dining tlieie in April
ordered a melon.
"What!" he exclaimed, when his
bill was presented to him. "Thirty
francs for a melon!  You are joking. °
"Monsieur," said Bignon, "if you
can tind me three or four at the same
price I will buy them."
"Fifteen francs tor a peach!" exclaimed a Russian prince on anoiher
occasion. "They must be very
KP.arcp. " :
- M1LLOY. »°Wf'
las bad 15 yearsez|»rlence iu dental work, aud
makes a specialty of Gold Bridge Work. Most
complete dental oflke lu II C.
Cteneral   Store,
•   Groceries, Dry Goods. Etc
ped all over the KIochii.
FOHKS, denl.-r in
Good* Mii|i-
on the Continent of North A inerl-n CAL I n
ea. Wtuated inldut stenery un D E 0 fl D T
rifallrtlfor f!ruiid.-ur. UoatliiK. II CO U ll I
Klshliitf and Kit-unions to tin- uauy |>uiiMi»f
Interest, 'ftdeitr-iphlf cH'iiiniiiiicitlnii with nil
part* ol the world; two uiMl* arrive mid depart
everyday. It* IhiIIm-i1 nu* all nervous «nd
muiKuhrdlv-Hii'i: in wit km Iuul all Khli-ev.
Liver and Htomiu-ti Ailment* of everv nntiif,
The* jirfce of s round-trip ticket l»*twuui
Saw Deuver and llali-von, ohtsinaMi- nil tin-
year round nnd ohmI tttrHU day.*. In .1 3V Hnl-
cyotiSprlu**. Arruw t.ik<\ II 0.
roiiN  M«-i.*\TriitK
fl    vlm-lal I.hiii! Survey
,    |t iiiilnlnii   in
,r,   NfUui, II I
I   P
It   UKYI.VJfO   Kulihi*"i mi-l IViivlii.-ml
I.ami MurveVi.r    h^*l,'i
rAN*Tt»*l-:,«-'   iilituj
MhiI hhI, r* t'fn ni'"v '
I'.lllll'll I'.
1    It.   C.VMI.ItuV,
»l ,   Clothing t'i »'•*'-t:
t*,m aiid******.
S'L.ll*ll, .     Mlllilll'tl Hi)   '•
mill nilMn |>«tr'»ii mt
Silver King Hotel
There are 24 million consumers ot
alcoholic liquor in this country, and
thev spend on an average £1 each
every year on drink. If ulcohol did
not exist,or were suddenly to disappear, the people ot the United King
dorn would save 161 millions sterling
a year. In other word?, all the
working families in the kingdom
would bc about one-fifth better off
than they arc at present, says the
London Answers.
Another advantage ot the absence
ot alcohol would be that Britain's
prison bill would drop in an amazing
fashion,   It te calculated that two
thirds nt all crime nnd insanity arise
from over-indulgence  in   alcoholic
drinks.    Now our police cost  tho
country six millions   yearly,   our
lunatic asylums two and a half millions, and our courts of Justice (in
salaries alone) another halt million
We also pay out more than eight
millions yearly in poor relief, quite
half ol wliich would lie saved to the
country  by  iho   disapiiearanee of
drink." There would thun be a fur
iIht saving ot ten millions a year to
tho UnltPd Ivingdiim.   In  fiddfflnn tn
Itlii'HH millions already nieniliiiii'd
j   So much  tor the advantages ol
j there lieing no .alcohol.     There  is
another side  to the  shield.    More
| thun imi' third of our whole national
; revenue e/mes from fxciM*.    The)
| HiiNdint so ralwd list  V'-nr wn** :i,"i|!
; million*     All,   or  neatly all, ths]
j iiimii'V would  Iimvi* in  i».- raUfti in i
1 other'wo\*     We might hltve to p,-iv '
la sltiliiin:'ax on "(fa.  «"»i Kixifneej
ou eve.vy buttle of ginger lii'i-r,    Thi-!
' oihm'V   i»i  vi-sein   invevi-d   in  th*A
hivwini:   industry    te  tfis.'iii» i •   tu\
ii 'noun'.   It te tvcl*"if'In' t^'IO i ** m  I
HID     ll'aleohol  Mlildelih   v.uiisIh <!  •
all Hu- v.-iftnWe jilint whi'iI Im-[."h--
' tically liiM-lr***.     The whole Uu*iiii**«.!
ol the roltltfrv would hi><||*-(i|-gnfii?,( <l  ;
' Ate* i llie lite-   iiilfl   lilXI'*   ll'fi»-<l   on I
i illl*■ Vi'l.-.' ;i III'-lliil.   (I*  [il'iipi'MV   Wolllil)
i have to •■«• uii-i-il in mm«- other wn\.;
"It isn't the peaches thet are scarce,
your highness; it is princes," replied
"Monsieur Bignon, a red hearing
at 2J francs! Isn't that exorbitant?"
asked another customer.
"It is in your interest, monsieur.
My price3 are the barrier I have established between classes. 'Why do
you come here? To be among yourselves. If I change my prices the
house would be invaded and you
would all leave."
Another patron complained of a
sauce. "Did you dine here last evening?" asked Bignon.
"An, that is the trouble! You
s|>olIed your taste in some other res
taurant.'"—Youth's Companion.
Speaking of the Minnesota lake
Iron mines, a despatch from Duluth
says: "Never duritig a winter has so
much ore been mined and hoisted to
the surface at lake iron mines as this
season. Stockpiles have been as
lai'ge as now, perhap: larger, but the
ore then on the ground was an accumulation which several seasons of
poor demand had helped to make.
Last fail there was very little on the
surface and shipments had about
cleaned up the stocks of the previous
year's work. Now this newly mined
ore is ready by the millions "of tons
for the opening of lake navigation.
It is expected that navigation will
begin about April lst, a month sooner
than the av erage for a series of years.
Last year the first ships left winter
quarters in tliis city for the ore docks
on March 29th, which was the earliest
opening known. It is evident that
this season will be about as early.
With a month added to the- summer
season at its commencement, and
with fifteen days added at the end,
which is possible with the big and
solid ships now used, the same capacity of ships that in an ordinary
season can move 1,000,000 tons down
lakes will be able to deliver 1,250,000
tons This is of the utmost importance and is a very interesting fact in
considering the season rate on ore
and the earnings ot such companies
as the United States Steel Corporation.
The superintendent of the Sault
canals estimates that not less than
40,000,000 tons of freight will be
moved through the canals during the
coming summer, an increase ofabout
10 per cent over last year, and about
Suez canal ever had. The great bulk
of this will be iron ore.
Halu-'ax, N. S.i March 10*—Private
Mc-Guin of Moosomiii was the spokesman for a party of twelve Canadians
from the South African constabulary,
who arrived on the Parisian He says
the service was unbearable. Life in
the constabulary Iuul been made miserable for them The Canadians always
pot the hardest mul most iliBagreealilo
duty and the poorest of anything thai
was served out. The lourteen hundred
Canadians in "the constabulary have
dwindled down to three hundred, and
these, too, would be nut of the service
if they could lind the money to buy
their discharge). The places of the
Canadians ove being taken by Boers,
and Boer officers are being appointed,
who add to the indignities inflicted on
tho Canadians.
P.  BURNS   &   CO,
Shops in all the principle camps.      Excellent service always.   °
P.   BURNS  &  CO.
That assays high in artistic merit, quickly-
done at New Denver's printing emporium—
Address ===== THE LEDGE
Staple and Fancy
Agent for
25 cts
25 cts
Will buy ONK POUND
of puro.olcaii .Hue-flavored
General Draying: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.
Coal & Wood for Sale
Saddle Horses and Pack /l.»inr,4i$.
Feed Stables at New Denver.
Why -vou should buy
IlCCItUSe K i" ihe hj^qiialily.'    i
HCCilllHO ■■ te the  innwt Imninif-
I'lll'W', ,     r
yr«i|i' •*> hi h»i- fin,:,    *,■
BOCHUHO Ale Uej- art- v»liiiit.n< fi
tm-tiiiiiiii* unit! .laiiiitirv
I*-'. 1'HII.
StrangerS "f every kind
Are always welcome at
tho Hotel Sloean, in Thiee
Forks There is always
plenty ol food and drink
in the hiiuae, and nothing
is* churned (or looking at
theHcetiery Come In and
' have gomethint; when you
pas* by.
Will buy ONE POUND
HI.ACK TEA. I'urc-lias.
cm of ten pounds or morn, will rooelv* one iwund
extra for eiteh ten puunih purrliancd.
I'rlct'nonour re«ulftr linen of CHOICE TEA.
S;V, 3V. 40c, 48(i. (Wc anil HOc per pound for
lllHi-k.Oioon nnd Blended.
Kootenay Coffee Company
I'.O.MoxlW. Wert linker Bt.
NELSON. ». C. ,
N'M' tlw •Inrwit iiimorlos, irwuli jumiii, mul
ut il It mi im |n the world " imt we hi vf-better
M.N-Ktn Hi.-vi-r, nnd ymi will mv* mnn«yliy
lm,)l( i»dii,-ci* My in-» t>niitliiKiii.. will n-ll
von ill iUiiii It. 'Hlnllfd fr«i*,
tut,. Wraiiit|itM«r H<ihI \'»iicoii»it, ll.C
W)0 a m. Lv.   KASLO An. Hrtft p. m.
11:25 a. m Au. SANDON Lv. 1:00 p. m.
1 Jccause
5;*->j a, ui, Lv. NLUWHN* An. 7tir» p. m.
H.'IOa.m Ait. KASLQ Lv. H::i5p. m.
Tickfls .v>UJ to nil'parts uf tluvlJiiltod
SUtOH nml Cnnndn via Great Northern
andO. K &N Oompmiy'ii Iini'*.
For liirtlu'r ^Utlciilirs mil on or ad-
ROBERT IRVING, Mniiiuer. KnmIo,
w e     Utl.triilitfi'    t'Vi'rv'
|'i||J.«t.<t |
* mn   ili'-i!.'!-   ix   'iiilln.i ■ i
r/.i'il   tn    i<-i-n it    \.'in
mmmmmmmm^mmmmmlmmmmm ■
limiu-v   il   -imi   ;<n-  »nt)
Hili-'ii'il i
THE 6M!MKf:'l'OKACCf>CO., Ltd.,
Jiavt' «i„(iiu'«d
rt.'H-*   \ ' A'i
•mine i<»
He Silver Kins iiotci
This n.mie te fumili.ir to nil
who h%zed t»ieir*U« in early
A-\yk •■'•A  *!m-1  newentuera
wlM ith tfirget U If th«y<trap
In Awl %e« me. ,
Til nlroff
}'. i',',','-' ■ 'A 't 1,1,(' Vi•"'"..;.' -ii'rt (V* 'A]', '
lint* lniJiJ*1*ri«'*. nnd (***'Ji^t!i-r;iMy j
nvr*r 7.'«<M*<» di'iK'iid dlretiilv -n r.in-f
*,--|c f>i'drink f»r th«dr 11%'flihofwl. f
N<» work wnmh\ li.iv.- t«» be umnA,:
.» *,,*..», .,**,.   • .«* .ilni,..» t et h »it fl» ,...,,1,4
Ikil :tkni»tl te »i», iw-ti iur At inking I
\t_r\**Mi*o:Ay.   In th<*ft>nnofisi<i!
latitl *|»'.ril*. or spirits nf   wine,
uh.- h i-xt'-iidinir Into Anzem .f vary
m\> im!a%*tri«-«».   VMUioui ala)lKil we]
«sluta!d he a? a Icuwi f<ir wme simple J
auA cU'Utv •.UA'.i'vm (-.H* hoilUvz >.wl
ie* krttles win ir £*>, I* not available, j
Tin-  pcrfuuu'.iv  Imtiutfy*.   tyoaldt
14-ncticaJly   vatiisl* with lh* dtiap j fatwk*9*«J| **■*•
\**ir:ove <>( nlentel      Nearly  *"'i «• j McvtM.AX *ra
iwmim mre m*Ae hv  inim\ngy%htimtinimia*»a9tit<irti.*i.
nCenteA   AA'  nte.AueA   U*m   (lowet Timmw. H.C.
*A'll I-OUSKI DKP.Airr-
Fred. Irvine & Co.,
latest n0vel1ii-;s in
all departments
always lv stock
Cigar Oo.
TTrnnri  *™«*'- i:
X   ■'"*•"■'* Monogram;
y  !. wma mm ° ! i
("!JLaDel   Marguorite:
Cigars *«*
Dainty Spring Blouses
In VV lliu? nml Colored ^ancy Muslins and Zephyrs, 75c to $8
Ail  Sizes.
Mall ovilei■<* pn»ini»tlv Illlr'd \Vrl!« for «>iiriph-**.
luiiriiitiitirrM'tt n'nii i.wri>-* hi net %'tte. new I'tctsi^'ii*.
April Dciineiilora    All the latett Ruuvrick Patterns now to hand.
Infant*' Uohe§, Cl«*kt. t!r.dc»rwar In- eomplctc s^ts       Children's Ma&lfn theme*, in white ard
colored, in all *izc» from I to f. \oars. plain; a««o lac« and flinbmJdnrv, nRatly (rimmed
lYfnt*. Chambryi, Moiling Lawn*, Zephyrs. (Jlng'^in*, Nalniooka, Dimitle*, atT«ry Iowj^Icci.
Our Special | timm»nimmt>
El Coador  '     SY>?-E wwr* vm
Schiller     ' ■ butterick pxtrrns.
Fred. Irvine & Co.,
TRUNKT>-aw» VAW8*» t»K


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