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Volume VIII.   No, 48.
NEW DENVER, B. C, AUGUST 29, IJiOl,
Price, $2.00 Year
IS'
ADVANCE
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@Qrwa.\ .NeWs FToat   1
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In and About the Slocan and Neighboring Camps 23
that are' Talked About. S§
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ViOOAL   CHIT-CHAT.
Work on the Crow's Nest Southern
railway was started this week.
The knocker and his hammer are
always in sight at Slocan City.
Service in tho Methodist church Sunday morning.   A. E. Roberts, pastor.
Don't lose any sleep on account of
slander; it will shake off when it gets
dry.
Born.—In New Denver, on Wednesday,
August 21, the wife of John Williams
of a Bon.
Get a walking cane from John Williams and be a dude while your money
is in sight.
Tho Kelly Merrymakers did not play
a return engagement at New Denver.
Other camps were less favored.
 Tt's-aU-i'igiit for_a man ■tQ„wake.unJin
the morning fresh as a daisy, but he
shouldn't make a bouquet of himself.
John Sheridan and George Vallance
have returned from a trip through the
Peace country, wiser but none tho richer.
Whitakor Wright has resigned as
head of the Lo Uoi. Union men think
this le tho first step toward t\e settlement of tho strike.
A Paris doctor advertises to make
short ladies tall. The secret of his process is not divulged, but it must consist
chiefly In pulling their legB.
A Board of Trade has been organlzod
at Slocan City. It should benefit tlio
community now that masticating the
rag is reduced to a minimum.
Wm C. E. Koch Is forced to increase
his freighting outfit to handle tho great
increase in business that ho is getting
in thii and Slocan City divisions.
Tho active cucumber, tho juicy pear,
the sweet apple, tho red tomato, the
luscious peach and most of their relatives can always be found at John Williams' store.
Colonel Marsh Is ahoad of tho Now
York Theatre Co. Ho is from Kentucky, although not a total abstainer,
having tasted water once or twice since
the days when he followed Morgan.
The first supply of marble for Nel*
gon'a i-oBtofllce building to bo erected
at once arrived from tho "quarry last
Saturday and the luarblu walla ol the
building will rapidly assume shape,
Prod MacNaughton, who spent several
years In the Slocan before ho sold out
Mh Intercut in tho Cumberland, has
arrived at the Coast from the Yukon.
He wa* in the wreck of the Islander.
A New York Judge haa decided that
no wife has a right to go through her
hupband't pockets. But this decision
does not affect that which falls on the
floor, nor docs it apply In the Slocan.
Sammy Whittaker has guided the
deatiny of the tango for the part four
month* al tha Black Prince. Ills laugh
Is just as marry a* It was when he
owned all tho hotel* In Slocan City and
act up duck dinner* for tho trail blaaara.
Martin Clair lo« bis Ufft In tha Klotv*
ni**t* (Me **fi*T     K  e-wnnanv offer* to
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an authority on the subjects of mines
and minerals, and anything from his
pen will be widely read.
There is every reason to believe that
the mines of Rossland will soon be
working again. The miners have
faith in the ability of Governor Mcintosh to settle the difficulty. He is
working hard to have the stubborn
mine managers recalled by their respective companies, and has met with
considerable success to date.
The Stuttz Theatrical Company met
with a kindly reception when they
opened a two-nights engagement at
Bosun Hall Monday evening. "Was
She to Blame" was the opening play,
followed by "Jack's Lost Paradise"
Tuesday evening. Both performances
were well received, and the Stuttz Company won a favorable position in tho
hearts of New Denver theatre-goers, as
a ■good'orflinary theatYicarorgaiiization"
They carry with them George Olmi, a
baritone singer of great voice and culture.
The Byron N White company is
cutting down the force at the Slocan
Star mine. Negotiations are on with
tho Selby and Trail smelters for a rate
which will permit tho White company
to ship the ore in a crude state anil save
the cost of milling and the loss which
Always attends the concentrating of tho
high-grade ore of tho Slocan. There is
reason 'to believe that tho smelter people will give a rate away below anything ever before offered for lead ores,
Last year J. G. Stuttz, the veteran
actor, was in tho Slocan practically
upon his uppers. The (ire that swept
over Sandon left him stranded and
with an amateur company ho struggled
against fato and left tho Kootenay
owing many. This month he returned,
flush with money, and playing to good
houses everywhere he has raised tho
curtain. With a glad heart he has also
been busy paying those who trusted
him after the dark days of the Sandon
disastor, and earning for himself one of
the best titles on earth—that of an
honest man.
and C. E. Smitheringale, shared in the
divi'ion of the money. The property is
now owned by the Ricowilabi Mining
Co., with headquarters at San Fran
cisco. J. Frank Collom continues managing director of tlie company; Wm.
Thomlinson, superintendent of tbe
mine, and W. H. Warren, foreman.
Under the able management of these
men, §50,000 has been' spent upon the
property in development, since the
bond was sia-ned a year ago, and it has
been proven sufficiently to warrant the
payment of tho price stated, without
asking an extension of time on the
bond Two strong parallel leads have
been open by tunnels and shafts, and
ore is showing in all the principal workings. Two small shipments were made
from the property last winter, the returns being very satisfactory. The
same capital that is operating the Arlington .is developing the Speculator;
the properties adjoin and the possibilities oi the latter are quite as great as
the former.	
UNIONISM AS IT SHOULD KE.
R. C. Clute, recently in tho Toronto
Globe, made public some important
testimony taken by him in 1899 when
making inquiry into the labor troubles
in B. C, which should go far to prove
thatJtJjrQperlyJcQnductjiiiLoi'ganizatiQii
fll.OCAN   MINKHAL   iXOAT.
SIi men are employed at the Lucky
Jim.
A 60-ton shipmont is beiug made by
thctGoodotiough.
The long tunnel being driven on the
Red Fox Is In l,0CO feet.
Twelve men aro doing development
work on tho Great Woatern.
Fifty men are employed at the Whitewater, and the mill li running full*
handed
Pot* Angriguon'a pack train Is taking
supplies to the Marlon for a large force
of men.
A lower af tho Last Chance tramway
waa burned laat week. It was
quickly rebuilt, the tram bt-lnjc out of
use but a short tlm*.
The rectnt strike on the Fisher
Maiden shows 180 ounce* in silver from
oro taken from tho surface. The strike
U a very Important oue to thU property
and enmo bnlldinr* will  b«  erected
*>«.'-vn foT a half interest in thejcloae to It.
JlVi Mf-i
placer property he owned, provided the
monev is spent in development. The
deal will largely benefit hia brother,
Thomas Clair.
Vl. iS,. Ymhiioti hiei "lM-t,. *p»i.v< .i^*.-.1.'.^..
were married on Tuesday at the Now*
market Hotel. Rov. A. K. Robert* tied
t»,e knot while A. D. McOiilivray acted
•* fToomsman and Misa Todd aa brides-
maid. The happy empie were the
rw.ijiif.nU ut ittivny pviwitnta and the
congratulation* of a wide circle of
friends.
The excellent article appearing In
tbeae tniamn* !**« wtttsk on tbe miner*]
ttttmttm of British Columbia wat writ*
ttmbr U £• Oawafbell-J^ft-rtftni and
should hnre bet*n ermtfl*) t* him. Mr.
Campbell-Johnston ia wfeWy known as
The Bosun sent, out a carload of ore
on Saturday, the first for many weeks.
It Is not the intention of the company
to reimmft regular shipments for some
, . , i  .     •       » ii
put from the property will mark a new
epoch in Its remarkable history. A
very Important atrlke waa made In No
8 tunnel the past week when tho oro
body widened to 12 Inches. Tha development work -if tho, piwt few motttUa
la bringing more ore in eight than has
orcf henn *bnw\n<r Al xnv on* timo.
of laboringmcn under the banner of
Union, is beneficial to the employer as
wellas the employe, Samuel M. Robins,
general manager of the New Vancouver
Coal Company, was before the Commission. In answer to a question as to the
methods by which the Company and
the Union settle any differences that
may arise,no sam:
"The company recognizes the Union
as a body through whom any questions
in dispute between operatives and the
company are sought to bo adjusted. If
a difference arises as to tho^ rate ot
wages or discipline in the mines, the
matter is first discussed between the
mine's manager and the individuals
concerned The mine's manager has
really the control of all tho underground
working (tho man responsible for.the
safety of the mino must be a certified
mine manager—I am not one) If no
arrangement can bo brought about,
tho matter is brought to the notice of
the Union Executive Committee, and if
thoy fall to adjust matters with tho
work's manager, then the business Is
brought before me by tho committee.
The Union secretary Is a vorylmpoit*
ant officer In the Union, at each stage
of tho discussion Is present and uses his
Influence to bring about a friendly ar*
rangemont. A great deal depends upon tho judgment and good sense and
fairmlndodiicss of the Union secretary.
If he ii a man of sound judgment and
good sen so he can remove an immense
amount of friction. Tho Union ever
alnce tho formation of the association
htve, in the selection of their officers,
exercised the wisest judgment
"Q—Then if a question were asked
you by a miner who was not a member
of the Union, whether ho should Join or
not, what would bo your advice? A.—
Join, by all moans.
MQ.—As a matter of choice you prefer deallngwith the officers ofthe Union
rather than with the mon? A.—Most
ttssuredly.
"Q —Why? A —Because matters
that are brought to ma through the
Union have gone through a process of
sifting and revision, and all artificial
grievances have, In most instances,
been eliminated before coming to me.
This is one reason, Another rennon Is
that in a well-organized and a reasonably well-conducted tnion nocouuien*
■lwvt'.< *»1>J_IU   t<_ £l t lU»     i*J    Wtlttf    •••>n.,i>    Put
personal grievances bet wean the men
and tho bosses I think those are the
principal reasons.'
TO  nV.HI!MK   WO UK.
able here than in any camp in tlie
Northwest. Mr. Geiser st-ites tho wages
arid hours will be: Machinemen, $3 50,
eight hours; shovelers and unskilled
labor underground, $2.50, eight hours;
common labor, surface, $2.50; carpenters, S3.50, nine hours; machine blacksmiths, SI, ten hours; engineers, 88.50
and 84, eight and ten hours.
1
PHOENIX   (iltOUP   SOM).
George Ay lard and Neil Gething,
through T. S. Dunbar, of Portland,
Ore., last week signed the papers in a
deal whereby the Viking Mining and
Development Co. secures control ofthe
Phoenix group, near Slocan City. The
bonders get S7,000 cash and 15 per ceut.
of the capital stock, the company agreeing to put §50,000 into the treasury for
development purposes. Under this
favorable financial state of affairs operations will be started on an extensive
scale and the property, already in a fair
state of development, will soon become
a regular shipper.
THK   MOVEMKNT   OF   SII/VKR.
There has been a very large increase
in shipments of silver to the British
East Indies since January, and a large
decrease in those to China. The great
increase in shipments to India is due to
porne srpe'te^Cfty noat a
as
§3 Items
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Raked from the News Mill on Local Affairs
at the Queen City of Kootenay.
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large purch^seiTfOr"coinage by*the Gov
eminent; to an increase in exportB of
merchandise from India proper and the
partial recovery from the depression
caused by famine and plague; and
finally to the continued high price of
tin, necessitating large shipments of ,
silver to the Straits Settlements. The
tfi-i'dl iirwrftRRA in tho .regular exports
shows the paralysis of trade in China
better than anything else could. Tho
production of silver in the world in 1900
was 183,032,653 troy ounces; and from
all the Information at the command of
the Engineering and Mining Journal,
it seems probable that production this
year is now going on at about the same
rate. The countries generally grouped
as the East have thus far this year absorbed about 46 por cent, of the world's
output of silver; and this has been done
in tho face of an unexampled depression
of trade in the case of ono of tho largest
silver-buying countries.
8MXJAN   OKK   SHIl'MKNTH.
The total amount of ore shipped from
the Slocan and Slocan City mining
divisions for the year 1900 was, approximately, 85,000 tons. Sinco January 1
to Aug, 24,1001, tho shipments  havo
been as follows:
Week    Tout
Payne   IS
Last Chance	
HlocanNtar   6S
Ruth	
Uosun   W>
Hewrett	
American Boy   W
Ivanhoe 	
Tr-iik Dollar	
Hiiinot (Jacknon liaaln)	
BoverelKO-	
Wnndf rtul	
Arlington 100
Two Friend*	
KnlenH'tM    «0
Hartney	
Black Trtnce    xS
Ouodenuuit'h	
MllU-r Omsk	
Hero ,	
hiiuitet (Can.OoliI Field*	
Hllvcr Kinir	
N'.iltle Five ,	
Hi-tlFox	
Aiitnliie	
Oil.fill llftM	
Mnnilor ,	
(V.rlnth 	
Iltiitlbiilder  	
Ilnml'lcr	
snriirl*w	
hut.).. llltAJJ	
(*llllll-"-lll            	
H|»-f'tll»lnr	
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KhIki	
Knilly Edith	
Pli'ttiiil*	
Alpha	
V.& M	
Murtiid ...     	
Hiiltv 	
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A professional man from the East,
whose golden dreams have not been
realized in.this country, returned from
the Lardeau last week. He tells a hard
story of the methods employed in dealing with the workmen who are building
the new line in that district Hired
through an employment agency, for the
services of which they are taxed two
dollars, they are transported at half-
fare to the scene of labor, and set to
work in gangs. After working a few
days an individual in authority comes
along and intimates that there are too
many men at this branch and about
half of them' are discharged, with the
intimation that they can get work
farther along the line if they will take
the trouble to move in that direction.
The discharged workmen are paid off
with a time-chock, against which is
charged one dollar for medical fee and
TwoAtoiraW_fol^tir¥*~Sisfers—Hospital"
fund. This check cannot be exchanged
for a bank check nearer than Duncan
City and tho bank check is payable at
Kaslo, unless the men prefer to have it
cashed by the II H. at a discount of 25
per cent. All of which, says the schoolmaster, is a scheme to keep the mon
"broke" and at the mercy of the corporation Until ouoii tlino .it* nil* JuVj la completed.
+
The circus of Sells and Gray, which.a
local wag suggests should travel under
the name of a gray sell, took something
more than gold out of Nelson. Two
Chinese boys and a very fly young lady
who has a reputation in throe cities
joined tho company at this place. Tha
Chinese boys were taken on for domestic
purposes, and were promised a safe
passage Into the forbidden, territory of
the States, It being planned that thoy
should travel fn boxes over the line.
The usual number of jays were victimized at the Gate of Receipts. One
well-known Nelson gentleman paid four
dollars and a half for his ticket, which
he thinks was a little high. Iln was
••worked" In tho following manner,
Presenting a silver dollar in payment
for his ticket ho was told it would not
pass without discount ou the Canadian
side. He then handed over a live-dollar bill which the ticket seller professed
to be unable to change, and as the
easioKt way out of the dilliculty. said,
•'Oh, well, give mo your silver; I'll let
it go tin* timo," at tho Hume time handing back the V and fifty cents in change.
When i> was too late the victim discovered he had been givou a one-dollar
bill in place of the five he tendered,
In relation to tho trouble between tho
post ollice contractor and tho men It is
said that the Minister nf Labor has
wired instructions that the government
wage scale must be observed or tho
contractor forfeit his job. At the present rate of progress the building will
probably \m .OMpl.Urd in i-'lti or lh(*r<*-
abiitii, and itlihotirfh thc workmen lie
paid at the rate of tlve dollars a day
they are not likely to get rich while
working oiie-liHll a day pur week.
"Lady Audley's Secret," and "Under
tho Gaslight," wore put on, which in a
measure accounts for the week's success.
+
A most interesting lecture on Theo-
sophy, the religion of the Hindoos, was
delivered by Professor Kundsen of San
Francisco in the MinerB' Union Hall on
Friday evening. At the close an invitation was given for anyone to ask
questions, and a spirited debate took
place between the lecturer and the
clergymen, who were evidently present
with the intention of defending their
faith. This was unfortunate for the
rest of the audience, as the persons who
desired information rather than argument were given no opportunity to
acquire the same.
+
The situation at the Nelson saw mill
reinaiiied"prac-tically*~urich"iinged"aii~thB—
week until Saturday, when work was
resumed with a new half crew. The
owners express themselves as quite
willing to accede to the demand of the
men, but absolutely refuse to take two
of the striken) back on any terms.
+
The Socialist Club was addressed last
'»tv tt'tcrnnoii bv Mr. O   I,, Lennox
on "Home-made Money." Mi\Lcniiox'„
views were anti-socialistic, and a warm
discussion followed his address,in which
many strong arguments for a national
currency were brought forward. Magistrate Crease will address next Sunday's
meeting on tho subject of "Municipal
Socialism."
+
One of the exponents of Seventh Day
Adventism is reported to have made a
strong statement uoiicernlng the end of
tho world at a recent meeting, According to this gentleman's prophecy those
people who witnessed the wonderful
meteoric display of 1833 are to live to
see the end, and if It douu not so happen
then the bible is not true.
+
There Is trouble in tho R. M. B. baud,
and as a consequence the street concerts
bargained for by the city council are off,
with part of August and all the September dates unfilled. Tho cause of dissension is said to have been the refusal
of the American element in tho com*
puny to wear the King's uniform. Aud
now people are wondering if a part of
that one hundred dollar bonus will be
refunded.
4*
It is sail that a loca) minister, aftor a
long struggle with a sickly prayer
meeting, has announced to his congregation that there will be no more prayer
meetings in that church until Its adherents want prayer meetings had enough
to ask for them and to support them.
The census returns are out, but the
Nelson enumerators are still unpaid for
their services in counting the population
of this district.
AN*   KMHtMOm    IM'KKASK.
Total trm*-..
»M
lf.,1.7.1
«rr.<*t*i.ATon takkm ovkr.
The bond on the Sp«ttl.ttor w*» taken
up latt wa«>k, and the balance of tha
pn rchaa* monev,t4?»,ft*). paid over. R ■
i, KIrkwooJ, Tho», Kllpatrlck, A.Tnnli
Word comes from Rossland tliat work
will be resumed at the I<e Uoi mine at
once.   Albert Geiser, the well-known
contractor and mino operator of Baker
City, Ore, who recently obtained an
liuy-H'taut contra-,'*:  from  th* I,c Rut
company, comet prepared to fulfill the
mnirtul    Km   leiye.*, in uUti'u m full)
crew at an early date, if not imrnedl j
at*J<r, a* a Isrg** number of miner* who,
left after the last iu»yday exptct-Ml toi
return on learning of the resumption of
work, for tho rtaton that wages md
genera! condition* are much moreft-ori «indy day.
Tili«i«;"* no ui.-i* t<* worry yourikoif into
« freiuy over thc problem of earning a
bvltir. A Sew York man h*-* proved
that 1- teiitt per »**ek ia Mitliii-iit (o
provide food and drink, and guarantees
that all who foil w his example will
grow fat and enjoy cicellent health.
Fin* several month" hit food has con-
»i-tnl of ii pint of |H-4iiuts (tha hulls in-
iM-ii'l,   rttltl   *   gut-.'    til    llli'lL    H    iU_V
I mring this timo he has gained ten j
(,,'.unU, aud ei'ji'vcii ■•uleii'Ii-l health
il.' has a good Appetnt', but tho yenuum
nil milk satisfy hi* den re for food, and
I,.' ii never hungry until io«*al lime
, line* again
A i»t"lii:>Oit;lii   liitl*,    til   (lil.t  lil_V    vtnw
,    . , i  •     • . i,.   , i    i      -    ■
^,llt;.«  U^'llll   *l*H.   \ll tl!lt|l!l.    Unit,     ftttttl^     t,'l
the poor nt it'iidiiiK to the Lord, made a
Inciter Invc-Mmtftl than *he inK-ndcd
last week. She wirted ovet a pile of
homier*-* mid rtuul« it up into two it-m'-ds
the KtiJJ ir<-«r*hl0 one* to Ix
for her own uac, while the too-holey
ones were to be given to tho poor. In
a (It of abstraction she gave away the
wrong bundle, and now she in wondering whether the gift will be accounted
I nolo her lor charity.
'   Tbe -rigar* kr-jf-l bv
ir to bt* smoked w-ifhfiW
!i.hr- Williaw-a
wait ins* f**r a
t
Nelson theatre goers had au enjoy-
at'de time U.t we*k. Tbt» N'ew York
Theatr-* Coni|Kiiiy gave four cvtiiing
and one afternoon |ter(oruiHiue, playing
to a cro* ded houi«' on each occasion.
The total value at tin- place of production ol the mineral and initial output of tho IJ illicit Mates iu I'M was
tl,t.'i,i,'iiM,i>*-*,l, as comparon wiili|i,_lM,-
-IVMW tu law, n gain of tl!;l'i!Kl,!-4'ifor
(he year. Theae*ie tftciimiitiv lotted
corrected ligttica given by "The Miner*
;tl Itittn-trv "' nf St-w York Of lh(»**(*
reserved vasl Humt-, uhiih an* without precedent
iu tin*- history ol the mineral industry,
ore* and minerals t-onirihtititd p'il2,o.*>,-
tin in Iimi mul |X7,',*iH,7'rt In 1*W;
metal*, |:»_l,4:W,rAl in IW> nnd WiVi,.
o't'Alu in lH-ci; M'roiidarv products,
$7^,1iu,i,'Ki iu I'm." ami m,41'M<7» In
moo- «')ii)ip« the vain-' of KM'iwli) fsiTielfeil
or it'liiii'i] from foitigii nulerul was
t-v./lil.'-.i'! iu I'mi mul 17(1,471,510 in
Wi
Any fool tan follow the crowd, but it
takes merit to stand alone and follow
The popular old playtof "Hast Lynne,"l the dictates of one's coniclence. fV
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THE LEDGE, NEW ."DENVER, ti. 0., AUGUST 29, 1901.
Eighth Yeap.
The IjKDOK 1-i two ilollars a yenrin Htlvancc. When not so paid it is ?2.sti to parties worthy ol credit. ■ Lewi ailvcrtisini-liineni + a
nonuariel lino first insertion, mul 5 cents a line each subsequent insertion. Roiidinn notices is cents a line, ami commercial ailvorlisini*
graded In prices lU'cortliiiB to circumstances.
FELLOW PILGRIMS: The Leiice is located nt Xew Pcnvcr. B. C. ami can lie traced to many parts of the earth. It conies to the fr-nt
every Thursday and has never l>eon raided by tlie sheriff, siiowslided by cheaii silver, or subdued by the fear nf man. It works lor thu trail
blazer as well as tlie bay-windowed and cluimp»i;iie-llnvored capidilist. It aims to be on tbe ripht side of everything and believes tliat 1 .ell
should be administered to the wicked in lar-je doses. It lias stooti the test of time, and an ever-increasing niiyst reals is proof tlmt it is
better to tell the truth, even if the heavens do occasionally hit our smokestack. A chute of job work is worked occasionally for tho bcrn-nt
of humanity anil the financier. Come in and see us. but do not pat, the bull doR on the cranium, or chase the black cow from our wafer
barrel: one is savafio and the other a victim of thirst. One of the. noblest works of creation is the man who always pays the printer; In is
sure of a bunk in paradise, with thornless roses for a pillow by nif*ht, nnd nothing but (.'old to look at by day.
R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Hnancier.
The Ledge.
A pencil cross in tins square
indicates that your subscri])-
tlon is due, and that the editor
wishes once again to look at
four collateral.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1901.
Lowery's Claim will next appear
about the 14th of September.   Xews
agents will serve it on ice, if neees- \ xo see if there is anything in it,
ary.
Hades seeking to tie up all  the
brimstone until they cmi  get time
There are 50 miles of hair
:    Party politics, priestcraft,   Puri-
uPon I tanical ideas and niossback methods
mediately I'get into trouble" and half
of.lt would fall all oveji* itself to get
into Bill's oflice.
•'Well, ono day Bill met me
about three miles away from the
ranch an said: 'Bill, I want your
advice. I've got something in my
pocket and on my mind, and I
want you to tell me what to do.'
"With that he unbuttoned his
coat and pulled out a letter from a
Denver newspaper, enclosing a
check for §20, showed it to me.and
asked, 'Shall I become a funny
man or a- lawyer?' 1 looked at
Bill, and then at the cheek, and
back at Bill again. , That check
surprised me even more than it did
him. But I was there to give
judgment, and had to do it.
'■•Bill,' I said, 'if you can lind
foolish people anywhere in this
world who are ready to part with
good bank checks for that stulfyou
grind out go right to the house, get
a big bottle out of the cupboard,
put a wet towel about your head,
and sit down and grind. A man
must have brains to be a lawyer.'
''And Bill's wife never spoke to
me for three years.''
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the head of nearly every woman. i0f doing business all tend to keep
Xo wonder that men sometimes get this ore-it Dominic
one on their*coats.
FROM THE EDITOR'S TjrPEK STOPE.
In Japan horses are shod with
straw shoes.  	
It is an ill  wind that does  not
blow oh Xew Denver.
There is red snow in some parts
of the Arctic regions.
Sheep   are   used  in India and
Persia as pack animals.
Under development the Slocan
mines are continually improving.
Many a  man   has   dollars   for
whisky, and cents for literature.
Japan is smaller than California,
yet it contains 44 millions of people.
Bees suck over three million
flowers to get one pound of honey.
Petty politicians will petrify any
country.    B.C. has plenty of them.
Canada's population would be
larger if it had fewer one cent people. 	
The llight of angels must be
erratic. They have no tails to steer
by, all wings._   ;	
Chinese never change the cut of
their clothes. Thus an old suit is
always in fashion.
What's the mat ter with putting
Bill (.ulliher in the Dominion Cabinet ?    lie is big enough.
In Vancouver it used to lie Maxwell and the .Mint. Now it is
Maxwell and the Cabinet.
In the South tlw race problem
seems to be a burning question that
is constantly growing blneker.
Soldiers never strike for shorter
hours or more pay. Still, no one
calls them scabs or wage slaves.
Near Xew Zealand, at a depth of
330 fathoms, a fish bit the cable.
Had a story probably for some of
the Coast newspapers.
With the aid of a microphone
one can hear a fly walk. Xo instrument is necessary to tell when
they light on your nose.
Payta, in Peru, is the dryest
place on earth. It rains once in
seven years and the natives know
nothing about soft water.
Highway robberies are growing
so common in America that the
people should leave their treasure
inion from rising to
the position it is1 entitled to hold.
The oldest map in the world is
in Palestine. It is 1,700 years old
and shows part of the holy land.
It would look well framed alongside the Year Book of British Columbia.
It is reported that the Hill-Morgan grabbers have secured a controlling interest in the C. P. R.
stock. It is not known how our
Dominion legislators like the change
of bosses, but they ought to be in a
position shortly to give Pierp and
his pals a clear bill-of-sale of Canada.
We have adopted the same plan this year
as we operated so successfully last to fit our men
KA folk with first-class tailor-made clothes at eastern
y*J prices.   A large selection of Pall Suitings just in.
V** You choose the goods, we take your measure,
A the tailor guarantees a fit. Get in your order
U early. We have also lately received'a fine line
* of Underclothing, Men's Footwear, Shirts, Ties,
IJ Collars  and Cufls -        -
!*J Hats, Caps, Etc.
ft
s,  and all the latest styles in
Our Shirts and Ties are the
choicest yet shown by us.
Bourne Bros.,
XEW DENVER, B.C.I
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with "editors for sale-lceeping.
Baseball has broken out severely
in Porto llico. Fanning is very
popular with the six league teams
who pound the air in   that  sunny
clime.
ii
All       Jfllttllft       StH.tj»U        |UlIllll<IM        !>«*»
tain 95 per cent copper, 2 per cent
tin, and 3 per cent zinc. The government makes 81.00 upon every
pound minted.
At Niagara Falls a newsdealer
was fined £10 for selling papers on
Sunday. This is one reason why
Canada's census shows such a small
increase in ten years.
Pul(|iie,a plant from which liquor
is distilled, is mighty in Mexico.
Rather than destroy a patch of it «
railroad entering the City of Mexico tunneled through a church.
The Italian police have discovered that Bresci did not lire the
shot that killed King Humbert'.
From his perch in the clouds Bresci
must smile at the delayed news.
In Holland many of the houses
have a door that is never used except when n death or marringe
takes place, the Dutch placing these
two events upon equal .standing.
There is a timber mine in China.
The SultanT7^',eeo is deeply | J" ^««H«n„ali„,,uihni.t iio fee,
fascinated  with   Highland   music. \[nm th" H,,H""" » '«"l"*«« "f »'*«*
The constant strife between labor
and capital in the Cuitcd States
will eventually cause a revolution.
He owns a set  of pipes that cost
*-I..*>imi.
A subscriber in Kaslo writes us
that he must ►'top taking this paper
until sanity is restored in British
Columbia.
has been found. The timber mined
is used for making collins, trough*
aud carving.
i-\/uu-
-one*-Oi^hc
lucky prospectors of the Slocan,
although hard work has had much
to do with his prosperity. He can
slide the pack off his back now and
sit in the shade of Easy street for
the balance of his time on earth,
PAl'nnli'a   lw„k   Hill     1.-)     iH-clA",-      ivittl
thousand marks.
The Sultan of Turkey is til ways
afraid of being poisoned. Kvory
dish that is prepared in his kitchen
is fastened with red wax nnd the
seal is not broken until the dish is
set before him. Notwithstanding
all this the Sultan is as thin as a
skeleton. If he would eat less and
give his harem a vacation his health
would be much better.
how  mil, xvi
nor
■i'l* A UT.
FAIRY TALKS Ol' TKXAS Oil. I'lEUlS
One of the most amusing cases
that has come under my observation is that of an old woman who
owned thirty acres of poor land
near Beaumont, on which she was
trying to make a living by raising
garden truck. She was so poor she
oouldn't afford to hire any help,
and did all her work in the garden,
as well as carting the produce to
market. After the boom set in she
old twenty acres for 8100.000 cash.
A little later, when it was found
that, her remaining ten acres were
right in the heart of the oil terri-
torry, an offer of 81,000,0*00 cash
was made for the land. The old
woman was simply paralyzed.    She
L'i'Unti!1i,—*vv~m r,v—,-litj > Wt~r*r—jwivuili-
with her, imt when the money was
laid down she burst into tears, and
cried out: ''Take it away, I'd be
afraid to have so much money. I've
got all I need now." Sell she will
not*, and still runs her garden patch
witn on Aveiis going down all around
her.
A 'barber had a two years" lease
on a building thai is worth probably 81,IKK). One of the oil speculators wanted il for an ollice and
gave him 8-**\0iKI to move out.
There are four of the Hey wood
boys, and they have a most dramatic history,which i:-■ mily natural,
perhaps, eoie-idering the fad that
they were in the ilu-a-trieal line before embarking in the oil business.
W. Scott Hey wood was the first of
the four to locate in Texas, He
was prospecting for oil in Southern
California when he heard of the
Lucas strike, lie had just eight
minutes in which to catch a train,
and barely money enough to pay
his fare to llcauiiiont. Without
going home to bid his wifegood-by,
or to get a change of linen, he
jumped on the cars and at the first
stop wired u ntc-'-age   to   \7\<  wife.
E. FERGUSON & CO.
NELSON, B. C.
WHOLESALE LIQUORS AND CIGARS
WE   HAVE   EX ROUTE
ONE CAU G. & W. WHISKIES ex. TORONTO
ONE CAR IMPORTED LIQUORS ex. LIVERPOOL
ONE CAR DOG'S HEAD ALE AND STOUT ex. LONDON, ENG.
ONE CAR "RANIER" BEER ex. SEATTLE.
iSTThc "Hauler" Heer Ims lieooine the favorite Beei* in the Coast Cities.    It has met In suecessfu
competition the fatuous Milwaukee Beers.
Our Special Canadian Rye is the most palatable whiskey in the market.
We have it in bulk and is cases, 5's and G's. We are agents for the Bruns*
wick-Balke-ColIender Co. Billiard and Pool Tables and supplies of all kinds
Write us for prices and terms.
J.Q. BUNYAN&XO.,d™°d±
HAVE   ADDED
Colonel ••Hill" Hoot, of Laramie.
Wyo., dealer in wild animals and
discoverer of -'Hill Xvi-," and who
now has charge of the Indian village at (lien Island, tells the following story of how he 'discovered'
the humorist:
•'Hill Nye, when a young man,
wasn't much; in fact, folks in Laramie wondered  whether he would
eventually dry up and blow away, j m^-,^ a ,„„.,.-,.,, lnv,.stiKat'on (,r
or just  die   of   plain   starvation.  ,h*. Held at Heauu.om. he wired his
TWO CARLOADS OF NEW FURNITURE
to their stock, consisting of Iron Beds, Rattan Goods,
Upholstered Goods, Tables, Chairs, Desks, Mattresses
licit kuuiii Sets, .Sldeionrtls, Wardrobes, Ladies'
Dressing Tables, China Closets,   Kitchen Cupboards.
WRITE FOR QUOTATIONS LARGE OR SMALL ORDERS' N
*    THE PROSPECTORS' EXCHANGE    *
NO. 4 K -W. C. BLOCK, NELSON, B. C
O'lltl. Silver-Lead ami C"ii|n'V Mlin'.-< vvhimhI at the KXl'll ANOK.
KliKK Mil.UNO <iO!.l> ;n'l.|i',-itii-.. u miii-d-ut mn-e fur Enxtern InvtN|.ir<.
I'.iilii-i. Iiiivine uiluiiii: | fn; iity ti.r wile nil- ru|iii>.«t'-ii tn wml sumpl-'!- of thclriiiv to
tin- l-;.\ch,iiiv'i' fp-r exhibition.
II -umiili'9 Hlii.tihl In- M'itt hv K\|Hi"'.-. jii'i'iiaiil.   ('iii'i'i'S|ni|iilii|ire Kolii-ileil.
Atlilivs-all "i.iiii-i'lilii-attoir-1"- AMtllHW    !•".    ItOSl'NUKHOI-lt,
?       'I'i'K'iliiiiiii Nn. I"!.   I'. O. l|pi.\Ton, Ni'Uuii, II. C.
The Newmarket Hotel,
NKW DKNVKU,   B. fJ.
Ibis one of the must beautiful locations in America, and the public are
iissitrod of pleasant accommodations.
UKXKY STK.G1-;        •        •       •      •       ■ Proprietor.
Things would never come liis way,
and that same way led through
many rocky places. Kvervthing
to which he turned hif hand seemed
to wither under it, and he began t-o
think that he wus a 'hoodoo.'
brothers, Dewey. Alba and Satituel
lleywood. lo -onie on at once.
They did so, tiikiug a little money
with them. They began buying
options, inducing some capitalists
to join them in drilling a well, and
At a Slocan mine the other tiny
a miner nuide a  roar ngaitist  the
<««-k b<r,MiM* ihe bnti.-r unx not j the ranch and
go.i.l.    lie had probably forgotten
lu Congo the nntives -tc»l  niailj,),,,, j,,,,,,,,. is |1(,v,,,, „„,;,,. |(>f nM|U|4
in these mountains
•-Bill was a pretty discouraged!are now worth fullySo.immi.ikwjand
sort of a cuss when   I  said to him | i» » to\r way of making a lot more,
and hiH.wifu one day: 'Comeout to| ••specially if the new well turns out
tay   with   me Uiv n
Th
SMOKE
KEhOWNA
CIQAR8
UNION MADE
bugs and their wives wear litem a
petticoats.    Knsv way to get  them
in the sack.
\ iiiMtb-'l r:nn \;\A M*mdny dend-
t'licd the glow of (lie   I'ol'e-t    ("lCJ'Hi-
tioij piv«i», and Ha.-he-l the >i«i-ki
(tut rif the air.
The   Year   Monk   issued  by the
**t * . "mi-i nne n( t,» Miinewitllt lo>-
MUM'tl.      H m»\!- tliat   .Sew    ill-liver
is   lu  mill's from S|»okaiie.    Such
-■illy mistake* make people wonder
whose cbibl compiled this   publica-
Hie wveek ul the Islander can *.-•(), lion.
to pick'
while' nnd they came. Long before this time I'lauceH. Hill's wife,
hod made up her iiiind that Hill
was cast iu the mold <>f a lawyer,
.ui«1 -no-M-dwr u-onldilobut Hill must
'indv V.r.v. So \\\\i I'tttni' Hlonf
with liiwold !x*oksai»d would wander amuud tht- r.meh trying t*» iim*
Min.* ozone and paget*of niackwHmc.
to be a -.usher.     i iteic is no   prjcn
on a  gushing  well-it   will bring I A-dclfCSS
anything a man a<k- fur ii.
Job Printing
Tlmt assays hlii'li in airisiU; morif. quickly
done ar NVw Denvi-rs printintr ompoi'iuni—
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the   Vancouver   Hrovinc-
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Imt big yellow journal.the Van-
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in his mind, and  tin* ozone nnd Ag*
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Bank of MoetireaL
several of the thing'-   I  liml  in •'
puts one in  iiiiii(lj,.„,,lNiar(l seemed to  do little g""d.
oon.    Its edit':r evi-i    ..|.;Very little wliih-  Hill would J[)[
hurin*. tln> sHiiiiiier iitonile* thei,|,.„-|v fhinks ihat bitr tvpe, b»ts of A*,,.*-!- u'wox.   n rife  -.iiirflifiig  be    §
King of tirceee works on  a   limit, j paper,  and  M'lf  praise al-oitt   th'';called  ftitiiiv,  send it  away,  and  ||
'1 le-te i- tio .(> tounliiiiy Cii    ihe   oo- , u i.uiiet luhdilhl V ol Its liewr* |_ell'i > ' auxiouslv wait    t'«»r   tile   llgtltlllllg* , I 1
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Ueoerved in nil : : 7,<>WWti
Cndividrd protltft   :    :   r.lil.ixi.tH
in:in itrru'r,  miintiiku..
!I \  l."iM.STi(viiicosut.nl Mount Horn. C.C.MU, Piv.-ddctir.
Ho.v.«;. A. DfttMvtoxii, Vice I'rc-ideiit.
I* S. t.ijH'-T"N, ticnerai Mfiiutt't-i',
I'r.te.i'hes tn   all tp.tm ut C'nri»(tii, Xewronixittnnl, t'lret-.i P.r'ttibi.  -muS
:•* \ S'afes,
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lions of royalty,
rn
(III ihe  IlelavMII'e 1*1 Vet   li-hcilltcll
ink hollow Io-/*; in (he water  and
f«/»  thfto   tn  t)w   -iirf.-ic**   " b*-n
icoiistituto tt great paper.
So   far   Morgan   tun'
thd-v nr** lill"*«l with li-h.
liends have not  n-ciin •! a corner iu
in the shftpe of H cheek,  to strike.
I  his   trust  Now, Kniwi** discouraged all this.
She wanted the law or   nothing-
FViifMli-e. ,-(lfhoti|'b it   i-   whi-petcl   She felt that once Hill hutlj; out III*
thai    thev    have   utanv ngent-   tni"hii»gle all   the   world   would   im- \
Eighth Yeae.
THE LEDttE, NEW DENVER, Ii (j., AUGUST 29 1901.
TWO   VERDICTS.
She was a woman, worn and thin,
Whom the world condemned for a single sin;
They cast her out on the king's highway,
And passed her up as they went to pray.
He was a man, and more to blame,
But the world spared him a breath of shame.
Beneath his feet he saw her lie.
But raised his head and passed her by.
They were the people who went to pi ay
At the temple of God on a holy day.
They scorned the woman, forgave the man;
It was ever thus since the world began.
Timo passed on and the woman died,
On the Cross of Shame she was crucified;
But the world was stern ant1 would not yield,
And they buried her in the Potter's Field.
The man died, too, and they buried him
In a casket of cloth with a silver rim, "
And said, as they turned fr<*mi his i/raye away:
"We have buried an honest man today.-'
Two mortals, knot-kin-*-; at Heaven's gate,
Stood face to face to inquire their fate.
He carried a passport with earthly sign,
But she a pardon from Love Divine.
O, yo who judge 'twlx virtue and vice,
Which, think you, entered to Paradise?
Not he whom the world had said would win,
For tho woman alone was ushered In.
u«ttAMAA*___M_AAi_IAMMM
0    | ^ents JUst PsssrnS By I
A confidential agency, or what is
more to the point, a marriage bureau,
is to be opened in London for the raale-
ing of American heiresses to European
titles, the number of American women
v/ho long to sell themselves for social
rank being amazing. This sounds like
a josh, but it isn't. Wealth and good
sense seldom run in pairs. Neither do
society women and plebeian God-fearing
ladies. The grandest work of God is a
kind, loving, womanly .vonum; the
saddest work of pasBion run wild is a
prudish, fad-crazed society woman
Theve is little difference between those
of Europe and those of America. The
difference, if any, is in favor of the
American, for she has the collateral and
can pay for the privilege of being foolish. If America had a horde of old
'skates" with titles pinned to thein and
Europe had the heiresses, the stocking
•would be on the other leg. So far as
"society" goes the game is easy. It is
as bad in one country as the other. The
American heiress is no worse when she
pays for the privilege of warming the
couch of some broken-down blue-blood
than the English society woman who
encourages such whoredom. The es-
"   t'^lBKln^^Jf"thlB~l1^llflvket~pla'ce~for-the•
transfer of womanly virtue for society
rank may look decidedly bad, but it is
quite in tiino with the times.     Wealth
ruleB society.   Society has reached that
stage of corruption when aU that ia ennobling, truthful and spiritual is buried
in the mire of social custom.     Truth
is spoken of flippantly,  purity of tnlntl
and heart is drowned iu the fascination
>■- of social vices; and when such a condi
tion exists, why expect purity of body?
Marriage, in society, is seldom a matter
of love anyway.   It is more often one
of social consideration on woman's part,
Then what is there that is so revolting
about this high-handed whoredom from
the   standpoint    of   "sifiety'**"    The
American   heiress  is  open   about   it
Crazed by  the  indulgences  of  society
fads, she boldly seeks a wider field, and
unblushiiujly offers her wad to unythin.
that wears a title,   She  buys the title,
not the thing that wears it.    She does
it to win iu the game she  is playing
The polliwogs in the social mud puddle
may lift their heads iu  holy  horror al
her effrontery, but she is a white robed
angel from naradisc. compared with the
article of merchandise that she buys
She is not so much to blame; she is only
a woman, and where is the woman that
would mil Raci'ilice her body and sntil to
win out after she ha* been drawn into a
game of this kind'/   Hecatii-e, there ix a
piece of human llesh attached tothetitlv
is not her fault; !*he would gladlv <li*-
pense with that part of it if the. c-oulil,} moviu' (.rjfiu, lilt !•« u-iiiuvin' iiow.^ l)ey
but she cant buy one without tho other | »•■•.'' -1" -"••'••• »" '•'"»'•   lwi -*'"•'-■  *-*-•
Perhaps this is well-  it   ret-uire* Ioiij. I hrc*lren; it can't be no, for de hook o*
yettrH of breeding to bring forth a man t UeveliUioii-*, duplet iii, vhim; 1, read.
io devoid of manhoo-l and nil thing*  *Awl I »aw four angels itnu<liujr on the
niatily as to put hlm-elf up like a prUe; four enriwr* of the earth'   An' now,
pug at n line show, waiting for the rep j bicdrcn an   sinter*, we is livid' ou a
reicntatlve uf some female with money i (o'-corncred earth: an' ef de earth is got
tn couie alon-. nnd buy him for the title          - — - -
that he wears. Such animals are not t<> \ sotu'K to
be found in America, and if these iih-.iie '
*    heiresses mint have a title in order to ,
play the game, they <»Ufcht t<*> differ the
penalty that goes with it; tiike the hitter
M'ilh the vwei'l.   th*.  pur wild the title,
t
And u<iw a learned  writer in i.eilie*-
Weckly had the ctquKite nerve tu (til
II*. ttlll* Whiskey is   tmf   n   genii   killer
Another effect of onr advanced rivilix'r
ti-ni.   People are tie^iniiing t<» kn-.w
belief that death was being administered in three-finger doses, for, instead
of whiskey killing, it is said that it onlv
makes them more dangerous. They
take on bacteriological "loads" and are
worse than in their sober state. If this
fad of science continues to develop we
may expect soon to be told that whiskey
is not good for fish bait. It is all a very
absurd idea, and cannot expect to win
popularity.
* t
Michael- Davitt is an Irishman, a
statesman and a scholar. For years he
has fought for the freedom of his beloved country, but year after year he
has witnessed the cause of his heart
surely growing weaker, and if thepres-
eht_state of affairs continues it will not
belong until the Irish peoplo will have
forgotten that they were over given to
thoughts of independence, aad that such
a man as Michael Davitt ever lived to
plead for them. Mr. Davitt was in
Chicago a few days ago and delivered a
lecture before the United Irish League.
In the course of his remarks he said it
was the aim,of tho League to discourage Irish emigration to America. "It
will be one of the crudest- ironies in
human history," said he, "if it turns
out, as it threatens to do, that the \erv
people whom English rule has driven in
the past from our country to the United
States are destined to conquer Ireland
for England by enticing the remaindet
of the Celtic people to desert the common fatherland. * * * 1 was here in
this city addressing the Irish societies
of Chicago fifteen years ago today.
Within that time fully 500,000 young
men and young women have crossed
from Ireland to these United States not
to return, but to remain. Allowing
half of these to have been men, the loss
to Ireland and the gain to the republic
would be a quarter of a million of the
youngest and brawniest of our manhood; that is, eight times the number
of men of another race, who for the last
two years have for a time beaten one of
the greatest empires in the world in the
field, and who are still unconquered,
and, I believe, unconquerable, by the
same power which has been mainly in
strumental in forcing our people from
their own to other conntries This
fact, my friends, only lends a terrible
emphasis to one of infinitely larger importance, namely, that in all human
probability as many more young people
will follow in the footsteps of th.se al-
Te'ttdy- irere*~Kiuring—the-next~sixteen
years, and that by the end of the generation, unless the deadly drain is arrested, the Celts in Ireland will be in a
minority, which means the conquest of
our country after its hundreds of years
of resistance."
UK   SUN   no   MOVK.
Rov. .John Jasper, the colored minister who preached the famous sermon
on tho above topic died recently. The
sermon was preached over 20 years
ago, and has been widely referred to.
The sermon was on the text: "The
Lord is a man of war; the Lord is liis
iianip," aud was intended to prove that
the bible was correct in saying that the
sun moved around the, earth and not
vice versa. Here, is the most fatuous
part ol the discourse:
"Bredren, ef de bible gay dt< sun line
an' set, iteu it do rise an' set. An' how
ke.i it rise, an' set ef lilt don't move? In
de tenth chapter o' de book o' .loshwy,
an' de twelf, thirteenth an' fo'tecnth
verses dar is proof strong eriiuff ler us
all. De Laud said, 'Sun, stand thou
still ou Gideon, and thou moon iu the
valley of Ajalou Ami the cuii stood
still and the moon stayed until the people avenged theiiKtelveH upon their
enemies. Aud there was no day like
that before it or after it.'
"Hredien, ef do sun stood still once
when 'twas a iiiovin'aii'deii Ktahted to
fo' corners, how in de name o' Gawd
ken it be roun? Ef de woiT is roun'
an' turn over ev'y night, how we hoi'
on?
woodpeckers?'
Is we got claws on our feet like
ONE   MAN'S   JOKK.
Josiah Bankhead **,as generally known
as the "human sponge." Mr. Bankhead
worked in the oil regions of Pennsylvania and got his nickname because he
was obstinately opposed to paying for j and coin.
BIG    MONEY     IN     BEAU5IOXT,   TKX.
All the money is riot made in oil
land speculation. Business enterprises of all-kinds are paying well.
I was in a restaurant the other day
—a plain looking affair that didn't
seem to be worth $300—and the
owner sat by a desk on which was
spread out 818,000 in small bills
I asked  him  what he
e
liquid refreshments consumed by other; kept so much money  in   his plac
people.   Whenever two or three were.,. ■ , . . * ,,'
gathered together at a bar Bankhead j t01"> *n(1 !us answei" was: "ITave
would appear, always ready to drink as!t0 do -** stranger. Everybody
long as the others paid the bills, but j around here is using $500 and
never being known to invite anybody | §1,000, I have a dozen or so of
to have anything at his expense. '
It was a common form of sport among
certain free and-easy fellows to try to
find how far Bankhead would go in his
peculiar way without permitting shame
to hold him back, and it is recorded that
he once took 27 drinks and cigars at
the invitation of othors without once
offering to pay. So they got to calling
him "the sponge," but he didn't seem
to mind it much—or, if he did, he never
permitted it to keep him away from
any place where he thought there
might be a chance to get a free drink.
Finally he died, as all men must, and
after the burial John Magofi, a big
driller who looked like a comic opera
pirate and liked a jok e as 'well as the
next man, suggested that the boys
raise a monument over "the sponge's"
grave. There was a good deal of opposition to the scheme* at first, but
Magee argued eloquently, and succeeded in raising a purse of $47, which he
was authorized to spend for such a
memorial as he might in his wisdom
select
The unveiling took place on a Sunday morning in September, and every
driller and tool dresser who had contributed to the fund went out to attend
the ceremony. AVheu Magee pulled
away the sheet a slim, white slab was
revealed. It bore no inscription save
this:
thein thrust at me every day, and
I must have the change handy."
At night he locks the desk and goes
to sleep on the top of it, with a
brace of pistols within easy reach.
Before the boom this man was
deeply in debt, and his entire outfit
wasn't worth more than 8850.
How his receipts are from $1,700
to $_,000 a day, and he's got all
kinds of money.—Chicago Inter-
Ocean.
A Kansas exchange tells of a robust
liar who is growing stouter every day
in that direction. He let loose a story
of a man who tried to kill a chinch bug.
He fed him poison, cracked him in the
doors and froze him in ice. The bug
always came up smiling and looked at
the man with a sardonic eye. Finally
he carried the bug to a foundry and
dropped it into a ladle of melted iron.
Fifteen years afterwards his wife broke
a skillet she had been using for some
years and that .chinch bug hopped out
rtnd asked the nearest road to a cornfield.	
The man who never gives offense is
as clever as he is scarce.
BOYS, THIS IS ON ME.
The stone still stands.
CLANK'S   TROUBLES.
The struggle which has been going
on for some time between Senator W.
,AAJlark,andj!is^mplQ\:ei^
Verde properties in Arizona still continues The contest grows more bitter
each day and neither party to the controversy shows any sign of yielding.
There are now about 1200 men on strike
at Mr. Clark's Arizona properties. They
demand eight hours in mines and smelters. Senator dark has declined to
grant the demand of the uie-n; he says
he has made every concession to his
Arizona employes that he proposes to
make. Senator Clark in a message to
the Los Angeles Express complains that
the news about tho strike us sent out
from .Icrninc lias been doing him an
injustice He says ihe miners did not
strike, only the smelterineii and mechanics iu the mines and mills Senator
Clark says those that did strike did so
without authority from their union and
adds that all the men in the mines and
smellers who liave real hard jobs have.
had eight hours for a long timo.
It is expected that the wlmleproperty
will eventually be tied up, (is there is
no prospect uf a settlement,
The finest. 17-Jewel- d
watch in the maiket at
the price 	
$13
The Hamilton 17-,Ieweled movement
in Nickle case, is the best and most
beautiful watch in the market at a
very low figure.
I have Hamilton movements fully
jeweled,   of
"ElflFbeSnptHl-
ity, from....
F.very watch guaranteed. Send for
a $13 watch, mailed upon receipt of
price.
G.   W.  GHIMMETT, Graduate Optician
SANDON. B. C.
Kootenay Coffee
Company
COFFEE ROASTERS
The author of a great reformation is almost always unpopular in
his own age. He generally passes
lis' life in disquiet and danger. It
is therefore for the interest of the
human race that the memory of
such men should be held in reverence, and that they should be supported against the scorn and hatred
of their contemporaries by the hope
of leaving a great and imperishable
name. To go ou the forlorn hope
of truth is a service of peril. "Who
will undertake it, if it be not also
a service of honor? It is easy
enough, after the rampart's are carried, to find men to plant the Hag
on the highest tower. The dilli-
culty is to Hud men who are ready
to go first into the breach.—Muo
atilay.
CONDENSED ADS.
 FOR  SALE.	
DKV OllK PKOPEKTY, North Fork Car-'
peiit,-r tret'];-ALPS,  ALPS  FRACTION,
ami AI.TUKUS—Crown Grants obtained.    Apply, W. J. MCMILLAN & CO., Vancouver, B.C.
TENTS   &  AWNINGS,
1
MIEO. MADSON, Nelson, li. C, manufactures rents, Awnings, Horse and  Wagon
Cover*i, and all kinds of Canvas Goods.
Wc
do
jexpert
'Optical
work I
f Brown Bros.,
™      The Jewelers, Nelson.
EYES
EXAMINED
FREE,
AND NO
* GLASSES
PRESCRIBED
„ UNLESS
NEEDED.
DENTISTRY.
DR. MORRISON,
NKLSUX.B, c.
DENTIST
Cor. WA1U) & BAKER Sta.
DR. MILLOY, ROKKD
Has had 15 years exiierienee in dental work, and
makes a specialty of Gold Hri.l(-'e Work. Most
complete denl'il utJiee in B C.
SANIT AR.IU0V1.
HALCYON  HOT  SI'HIXGS  SANITARIUM.   The most complete II r A I   Til
on ihe Continent of North Ameri- II CA L I ll
ca. Situated midst scenery nn- n r O ft n T
rivalled for Grandeur. Boating, n LO U II I
FishhiK anil Kxem-sions. Renident Physician
and Nurse. Teleyriqihie c-oiMiiumeation with all
parts of the world; two mails arrive and depart
everyday, Its bathes cure all nervous and
muscular diseases; Its waters heal all Kidnev,
Liver and Stomach A ilments. Terms: >Y,i to A\S
per week, ace'ii'dini* to residence In hotel or
villas. The price of a round-trip ticket between
New Denver and Halevon. obtainable all the
year round and good for_n day.-., is .-."i.S.i. Halcyon Springs, Arrow Lake, 11. O.
SURVEYOR.
K   HEYLAND, Engineer and Provincial
JAL,   Laud Surveyor.   Sandon.
DRUGS,
FOR SALE.
A  thoroughbred Berkshire Boar.
Apply at—
Queen Bess Mine,
THE NELSON HOTKL^BAR
makes a specialty of mixed
drinks, and affords ........
A Weary and
Thirsty Public
a 24-lioiir-day opportunity of
drinking the most delicious
beverages produced by art and
good liquors The cigars can be
smoked when not a breeze is
stirring, and add pleasure to the
JlfjLQfaiiy.loyurjfiraodtQb.iccii	
w.
plies.
V. TKKTZKI. & CO.,   Nelson,   B.C.,
Dealers in all Drugs and Asstycrs' Sup*
TAILORS,
JK.   CAMKHOX,  Sandon, Manufactures
.   Clothing to order;  aud solicits patronage
from all classes.
Wholesale   MeroliEm/ts.
I
UJKNKK,    I1KKTOX   *   CO.,  Wholesale
Merchants and Importers;  Liquors. Cigare
and Dry Goods.    Nelson. Vancouver, Victoria
and London. Eng
JOHN*    CHOLIHTCH    &    CO.,     Nelson.
»/    Importers, Wholesale Grocers and Provision
Merchants.
i___ica-__.i_i.
Ft..  CHUISTIK, 1.. 1.. «., Barrister, So-
,   lici'or.  Notary Public,    Sandon,  B,  0.,
Every Friday at Silvcrto.i.
tf
Reisterer & Va.ughan
NELSON.
*\.f I.. GKIMMKTT, I.. L. B., Barrister,
lYl. Solicitor,Notarv Public. Sandon, B.C.
Branch Office at New Denver every Saturday.
tIt_iT_S__isr
I'i',iti-i-- in Ten** and CollVe,
\il t'i;!it'N and prices, a
tri-il order Hollclli'-I	
Kootenay Coffee Company
I'.c
II ,\ l-.'. West Ititl-or m.
NELSON", ll. C.
THE MINERS'
EXCHANGE,
Three Forks
B. C.
Provides accommodation foi
the tritv.lltiiir public ....
I'lcasnit ivoms,   nnd good
Whose4)
Mace *
fltHE ARLINGTON HOTEL, Slocan City.
1    is headquarters for Mining and Commercial
m:o. kvaxs-
UKM CHOI1 HOUSI-; KASLO,
incnU.   The bar la stocked j Frosli Finli nil tl««Umi',    "gjjjS
wltlt   wines,    lit|Uur»_ and il^iiiltry niiMtlii! tinic. 25   U«
eiK«r*.
MATHS.
HOT nnd COLD!
FIENDS U
Atn-»ri''ftM |itlc■».   s
iiullilinry.nl want,
ii. sTlMTIIKUfN. Ki»*!i. II.(
,   I,,,,   .|.M   «,. ,
.ll..,       Film* !
K.ifwlf. nt t
H«-ii(l fur | it I''*'*) -"ni |
(,<•> -m<(.
i.iia-i'<i ■,,..
bv *-*.|K'*Ji(M'iilit*x ■■('''  '*■«•«'• "•(ij<i'"**'(*
-|',li I'l*' ji|!|ft"f (|i->w|.      Tdll'V  'J|1|l|*''WlJ"1#"l I'll' "1i|'l.'*
Uf/»- ii bv iticaiiK <»f wlil«kuy ati'l tmuei
it lu 1m< (.hf/ilnt'-ly v«!ii-fb'»>, Tln-v ■ I-**J
not timl Hiiylliiinr In -'lJ-*jMiriiy-(' the u**'
u'. u-hinkin- .i« *t Iti'Vfrn'ji*. but milv -i« :*
mlrrotw killer. Thc i4t'n thn! <-vhi-k*-y
is imi a _-(•! ia killer i* liaMi* :•» w-rck
the* whUkt-y buwitii**,.. iinlifi it i« »..l.|
iifxh-r » »ew imiii- N«l»<-»»ly >lrttik<*
Atifki-y a« n iii'vi'ta-ft', «tnl it it wmi
kitl |?(*nn(* whnt */t»«yt W tt? Tht* *li*
fiW-TY ic liki* I'nKtiy nn^'scr «»' *-i ■ e*ive;
it will mm*\f lead i« tirmiMf.    Think
ul the   iinlUOU*,    lhAt    hA\t   lAkil,   ihi*
whidkt'v vi.utt* t'v t.«>U, in t!u,u''U'lu*t'm.
TWivk «i4 Mi* »n»*.'rt*»i"R» *«4 rnnfictMilii***, r.htl
hurt* featttm) nff nf tht* hirm-in ->r<~*»m<*m
whiki th*" mtinl b** l*bmM meltt lh«
Nfknn S>aw and
■*        mm,**.-    w   m t*        %--*'# m *■ m *  w*
Planing Mills, Ltd,
t-Uiiiv-Vi
Doors
Windows                 i
Store Fronts            J
Show Cases             !
Store k Bar Fixtures!
Counters
Fancy Glass
HUGH M\EN, Proprietor.
Say,
Partner
Sijriml Luwkhy's (.*I.AiM
to foint? your \vnv hy
s<intlin*_r tin' <*.IU<h* a •I<«1-
lar. Il runiislie*- a j»o\v-
•ter tlmt leaven no mi.** ^1
J.".'^/.'.;.     Xa)       'VJ.1.','.".^     ^d*
iM'aten foi-shaiii'i'hiir tin*
i(»ck of s»i|M'rstifit»n ami
iiru«»rau«,«* t-ii^tt coicrs mi
iiiih'Ij «>t' tin* Ittiuhf iiu-?.
;il (»l freedom tin thi**.
-•aitti. fHu". "hi!" c!a
tliutmht  nf  ;»mvlui.-.i   !..
■1|.|M-|
H. GIEGERICH
St«|»le and Fancy
GROCERIES
\ge\\\ tor
GOODWIN   CANDLES
GIANT POWDER
I. V-l. ' Al.S-WuSil .( ■. ,;,,.-,*\
J. E. Angrignon
The 1.t*;i*lincf
I   iniMUHLOOLh
Finest Shop tn the Slocan.
"i.p-fd-f,-.   *t»«.if»,t,    itmlUn";,'■   We.,   >:«"•*
r>*tiv('t, it •'.
H.i:.T.HAliLTAIiN,C.E.
M|V|N».   F.S'-.lSK! C
N'ni^vN
NOTICE.
TO MF.I.IN'OIIKN'T (."0.(»\V\Klt.
To John Ki.diiicii, or to any person or|iewins
to whom he, may have tri\ii"ferreil hi.ilnteiest
ill the''Vernoii" Minenil Cliilin, one of the
"Nonpareil" group, dtiiati' near llinr l.iike,
in the Slocan .Mhiliij* liivlsion of West
Konteiiay DlotrU't:
VOl* are Isi-redy notllled that uelmve expeuiliil
1 •pp'i'i.ii.') in labor and iin|iroveini'iits nn m-
count 'if your interest In the Vernon Mineral
Claim. I'lu' above mentioned -l<>'..t-,.'. |< vour
|ii'ii|ioit|iiu ot' tin' expeiifii' iH'i-erniti-y in 'ini'm-tu
iiold the fall) cliillll mi'lei- tile provi'dnu* nl the
Mineral Act, ami if wlihl.i iiiuity dayi I'l-niiH In-
date '.it thii notice yi.u full or refuse to <*uu!illuiti-
tlie ii* o\'e m!• 1111 <• 11.-<I sum. ivlileh i.i now iliu ,
tiiU'ellli-i-with all I'oil- nf ,-uhi-iti-im,-, v, ur in
ti-ri-i*l in the MPiid claim \\ jil lii-enim' (ln''pru|n'rt ■•
of |Im-"1|Ii*i-|-|Iii-I'i, lliider Sei'tluii I of tile ",\||i,
era I Act Amendment Act in n "
l)a!<-'l at \il-on, II   ('., ihi> IMli dm o| ,|u|\\
lii'il.
.1. <i    Mel.I.A.N.
Wit.1.1AM   \. 1 I.UIKK
*   NOTICE
I" lii:i.l\'i,i! r.N'l' ("u.nWN'KK
'I'utiie i-:-tiiii-.p( n. ii. Mihp|ii. ■ wie iii-.ei\.«
il limy eiipi-eiir.
VI if ,'l-i' In l.-)t\ iiotltinl liip.l   I   liiiv,-  , \:i,.|ii|, i|
I     .-no (mp dri-i .i   it tw.. itnll.d-. pinii iittv ei no
Ill lull   I   illil tl(l' -r.'V- Illenl- l||.in llie   .Moillii mill
eril '-i.tlin -it 11 ,-t 1111 ni-jtr Saiidnii, in the Slm-a-
Ml 'lo- l'lv<»|..ii, mid vce. Ill' l! ill tin   ' llleei.t tl,-
, Mlii-.i.ii Hn-oiili r tin- tin- 'ini .Ii\-i-i..ii. Miifc lie
am n it i'1-ipiitiil to lolil -ait! elium iinilei' tin
pim i-i-.ii- . I ill. Mi, ei.il Ai t Im th, v. ,ii ei,ilin.
.Vovi'iulii-r I.l li  ini-;.
Ap ll   l!   M ItllJII ilhll l\   li-ll- ll.'lll Oil' ll.lt. ',,1 ill I-
ui.tlri- v.'il full i.r i< li,,,- In' eon rlliiiie vour jau
poiUnii'.! Mich , xpi uililiin- t'.yetliii- wilh ,i|t
coH   a "Im-iI|-Iii.' \   ur I .(en »l In llie «ali|i l.iio.
|l   Will i.' ei-llll' (lie    jil'.;,-It,        f   (III-    lliu|e|.||,.||,.ll
llil.l. l ..iitioii I .il,,), \,I to ..Mi.-l .,| Hie Mlliel.it
Ait (.'o.
J"ll\* V U.I.AM'K
llitnl '«'i«  !■ I'l iln   ..(   Ill  V    l'-"l
SILVERWARE
A 'hill line of Silverware arid choice
Confectionery nt
nrs-J.H.Wereley's
,loie|ihiin- St., New Dl'liVir.
Canadian
sl'MMKK Ton.'S via.
AMERICA'S GREATEST SCENIC
LINE
To A!.!. F.ASIT.I
I.AKK KHI "I'l
i via
or Sot i
St   I'iuiI
AN AMKi.'K'AN   1C.\I I
lUTT'AI.o
S' l'o 1 NTS via.
,  \1 1. ItAll.
.INK
ir I 'liiciiji'ii')
AIONS  TO
•l'i day* lituii
i']- M7        ot'ToHKII 1-15
:>l*:i-TKMisi
'  nni'tt-rii S|i'i'|iiti^ ('mi* Kcin|.'ii;iy I.djf
I   to Tdrimtii: Ariiivvhi'.nl tn Vancouver
K"i ttiiic i.ilile., i.ii. - hih! lull iiid.riiiHtloi) mil
i mi ot wdilren* the lii-im -t I'" .<l m.'1-nl,
! U. II (iAKIIKTl. St'i'nlSV* Oeuver.
j V.   l.lVnle, A,(>, l*. ,U*'.. S'pi.i.iiiver,
i I, •»*. Cniii r, !• I* (..NiNiin, M I)
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENT ; ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS
TOMC   I It \( HON   Mimr.it claim,
In ami froin Kuro|'p|i  |»lnt» >|h Ciinailiarv
imt Atnt-rU'-tu lliifi      V j -i-i v   Ir *ai*ini* dabi
in   MIpiMi.   i'liM.m .a \\,*\ i l-tr«,t»flnt»ai.il   f;dl   v.,:- i:u..::, .,   '.     »nj C.
Hy -i-jnit or—
11   II i.AIUIKTT.
(", I'. It. U'lit.N'e** Hfic-ifr.
W  I". K. Culm,,'„,.., ;, *, *,, \w' , W Iip.iI|«ii(
Win   .-   I..i-,.|.,(:
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Mtll.ilt' up 'in
Ko I. ,     di.'.ri
I'.iyn   M. iniintii
' Ctllli   loi!t- KIiik'
l-l.ilm.
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I Mil )•'*• <-ltille.it, N'o II '..'V,.' „,. |,^. ;.
p l'i III   loll     II    IVll.il,    I I..    Mil., I'ulVilili, al;
*»'" O .'•«'»-. I.l. ml »nn iii). torn ihi itpiu
Ik-ii I, tii ftppH io the MIpiU-i* Kiimlei l.,i ...
Ctrtiiii ,<•<- -it  |ni(.i..i,-,i,, .,i.    im iln (nit|»,M ,,f
• llill.ll,|.,>- ,1   (   loi, I,     I,|.ii,|,.1    l|iv„|p,Ve    el.illl).
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wiirmmir
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Charles Hillycr, Manager i«.T. uwery
v»»i»r
HOTRI.
V<*\», Dcnvrr, U.C.
SUames
«   »»■«.****.«•*•# ill  |*ir»f^,
'*»«. ri'i-nU  <n  the .•f-v-'Vvrnh.irrwM-*  rmire*-fhr n*[ih^f  •*r?th -*1*** h"«f nf:
I.ii|ttM*> ,*iwl VigArv—Yevt wrvi-re ihr..tig*«"i«ti!.
TMB HFST IS NOT
TOO   GOOD
•loli !Yinti»i-_ is ;in ,*irt.
It «s tod lay ••ni' «»f tin'
ino-i *t«tV'iiice<i (»i art.s.
atMt ■»_*r<*afi-r ••tl«-r»s ai«»
l>«'inii iii>i«lf (•» roii'h
jicrffrfioii than ever
iwlojc in   i)i«*   hi-fittrv
nt' \tl'ttltlll'_...   I'AilA   iljl-
r(i<l.tii* t»u>iiM-.s.s man
H'«'*i«_nizi's flu* 'mji.nf-
iiin •* oi li.tv iiio his sia-
rioii»Tv   u«K   priiiK-d.
-■
NOt   C'^A   Off   rr
-AT •ihi: If I Oh .wWESSttffiEKBBSSSH-**®^  -	
THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B. 0., AUGUST 29, 1901.
Eighth Yeab
De Contract Role System
AfVM turt omm ot* taht_« nwdci-.
In a paper prepared for the American
Institute of Mining Engineers by Carl A.
Davis, superintendent of the Centre
Star and War Eagle mines, explains
the adoption of the "hole-contract" system in the Rossland camp. "The cost
of mining during tho past history of
these mines has been excessive, principally b\ reason of the inefficiency of,
labor under the wage system. The
amount of labor performed per man
was unsatisfactory, and Edmund B.
Kirby, the general manager, decided to
adopt the contract system as a remedy.
For this purpose the method now in use
was devised by the writer as best
adapted to the local conditions. On
March 12th, 1000, tliis system was presented to the miners of the War Eagle
and the Centre Star The issue remained unsettled for several weeks,
during which tbe mines were closed.
On April 5th an amicable understanding' was reached and the miners resumed work on the new terms. The
system was introduced by degrees, and
the results of a year's trial have shown
•it to be an unqualified success,
*   *   *   Two methods are employed
in measuring the amount of work performed:   1.   Measurement of the number of linear feet of advance     This
method, commonly employed in all parts
of the world, is applicable to headings
only, such as drifts, cross-cuts, raises,
winzes  and  shaft-sinking.     In   these
mines, where payment is made per running foot, the contractors are charged
for the explosives, which are furnished
to them by the company at cost.    This
results in greater economy in the use of
explosives than is secured bv tlie practice followed in some Western mineB of
supplying the powder, etc., free.   Under such an arrangement the men are
not as careful as they would otherwise
be to put their holes in the most advantageous    positions;   and,    substituting
powder (which costs them nothing) for
labor, they make the total cost  of the
work  unnecessarily large.     In raises
and winzes, the necessary timbering
is performed by the company;  but in
shaft-sinking the contractors place the
sets in position, subject to the approval
of the mine foreman.    Blasting is done
by the contractors at any time.
2. Measurement of number of feet of
~hoTeSTiriiiedT^his'system^flrsra-iopted*
for use in the stopes, has been shown by
experience to possess several advantages oyer the one above described; so
that, in many cases, it is now used even
in drifting and cross-cutting, and deserves to be here more fully described.
Under the hole system, the underground
work is carried on by two 8-hour shifts,
arranged os follows: morning shift, 7 a.
m. to 4 p. m., with an interval of one
hour for dinner; afternoon shift, lp. m.
to 1 a. m., with one hour for supper.
The men are raised from and lowered
into the mine on their own time (i e.
before terminal times given), making 8
hours the actual working timo. Iu
shaft-sinking and in occasional headings, three shifts aro employed, and
the work is carried on continuously
during tho 24 hours. With tha exception of tho main shaft, in which the
contract includes 12 men, contracts are
generally lot to four men, working in
pairs for two 8-hour shifts dally. Contracts aro verbal, not written. No subcontracting is permitted, and the men
uhare equally in the profits of each contract. In caso of sickness a contractor
must provide a substitute. If any contractor wishes to leavo before the expiration of the contract, he is paid his
share of tho net earnings according to
his proportion of tho total number of
shifts worked. Prices are fixed and
contracts ar* 'ot Rt tbo beginning of
each month.
On beginning work, nnch let nf contractors is supplied with a tool chest,
provided with lock and key, containing
•11 necessary tools and supplies for ma-
chinos, for which a receipt is taken. At
the expiration of tho contract thc tools
are Inventoried, and those missing aro
charged to the contractors. On tlio
other hand, there is no charge for breakage, If tho broken tools aro turned In
and new ones are Issued. Machine drill
repairs are made by the company; but
it ii understood that breakages through
neglect or carelessness Is sufficient
tanim* Ar diiihattfi*. Wht-ri dutirud, a
box of Heel drills i* placed at home con*
VenieiH point on the level. This box
has two conipnitiuentH, one for sharp
Heel, placed therein by th« lonbpacker;
holes, and leave thein in shape for the
blasting crew, before leaving the working faces at 1 a. m. The number of feet
of holes drilled is measured at the end
of the shift, at which time a record of
the measurement is furnished to the
contractors, aud a duplicate is de
livered at the office.
"The blasting, crew works between
the hours of 1 a. m. and 7 a. in , and its
work consists in loading and blasting
the holes drilled by the miners. This
effects a considerable saving in the
consumption of explosives, as these are
handled by a few picked men only.
Another advantage.of this method is
that it involves no loss of time by
miners and muckers in waiting for the
working faces to become clear of smoke
* * * "The following tables show
the saving effected by the substitution
of the contract for the wage system. In
this connection I may add that the advantage thus gained by the employer is
not lost to the workmen. The miner
now receives daily from §1 to $4.25, as
against $3.50 under the wage system.
Comparative cost of sloping-
Contract
Hole-System
per ton*
Drilling SO.356)
Blastin»   0.021)
Explosives  0.100
»J>R;
Wage
System
per tout
,$0,750
0.115
Scream
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Avoid Baking Powders containing
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Total $0,477
$0,865
Comparative   cost   of   development
work-
Contract Waffi'-
Hole-System       System
per foot;         per fo .i
Drilling $5.36 '
Blasting  0.68
Explosives .,,..
*_.io
2. A
Total 88.79 $11.11
'Calculated from '»,8iy tons of ore sloped.
(Calculated from 13,818 ions of ore mined.
'.Calculated from 1,241 feet of headings driven.
^Calculated from 1,377 5 feet of headings driven.
Equally important with the savings
per foot or ton shown in these tables is
the increased speed with which shafts
have been sunk, and the headings have
been driven. For it is clear that, other
conditions remaining the same, the output of the mines is governed by the
time required to open now ground in
depth by sinking and driving levels,
etc. In drifting and cross-cutting the
average rate of advance per month has
been increased from 50.8 ft. under the
wage system to 07.5 ft. under the contract system; this comparison being
,mad(*Lou.th(*Lbasis.,Qf-2.«hift8^44nen).per-.
day, and a 30-day month. In shaft
sinking, calculating on a basis of three
shifts (12 men) per day and a 30-day
month, 555 ft. done under the wage
system, show the rate of advance per
month to have been Increased from 27.2
ft. to the present average of 58 ft."
LOST   THK    OKXTRK,
One of the best railroad stories
of the year is going the rounds of
tho newspapers of the country and
is published as being told by Silas
Porter to a gathering of railroad
men in Chanute, Wisconsin. Porter
was endeavoring to illustrate the
point that nearly every man who
joins a now party does so because
he thinks ho could run the government better than it is befng run,
and he used the great engineers'
strike of a few years ago as tho
foundation of his anecdote.
A Chicago railroad, finding itself
tied up for want of engineers, advertised for men to fill the vacancies. This advertisement came beneath the eye of an old fellow who
was running a saw mill engine up
in tho woods of Wisconsin. The
old man was getting only $1 per
day and board,and 15 a day offered
by tho railroad looked particularly
alluring. He reasoned to hlmtwlf
that an engine wn* an engine and
that a man who could keep one
going in a lumber camp would have
no trouble in handling a locomotive, so ho packed up his meagre
belongings and lit out for the oflice
of the railroad manager in Chicago.
"What  road   havo   you    ever
worked on?" queried the manager
when the WiMwihin umie hie up
pea ranee.
"Oh, the Marquette & Hhehov
before she hit the wall on the other
side he managed to reverse her,and
with another snort, she backed out
on the siding. Here old Wisconsin
threw her over for the second time
and once more she entered the
roundhouse, only to come reeling
back again, when, to save the house,
he gave her the lever. All this
time the master mechanic had been
watching the performance with
mingled indignation and amazement. As the engine came by him
for the second time he shouted:
"Here, you blankety, blank
blank, why don't you house that
locomotive?''
Sticking his head out of the cab
window old Wisconsin shouted
back with equal indignation: "I
got her in twice, you d—n fool;
why in the h—1 didn't you shut
the door?"
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JACOB DOVER,
THE   JEWELER,' Nelson, B. C.
MIXERS'' WAGES   IX   THE   WEST.
In most of the mining campB in Western America the standard rate of wages
paid employes in metalliferous mines
is S3 per day. The Western Federation
of miners having forced the same rate
of wages to be paid to muckers as to
the highest skilled miners.
In certain parts of Colorado all classes
of underground workers are paid $2.50
a day and 10 hours.
In certain other portions of Colorado
Prayer—The echo of desire.
Toil—Tlie author of sleep.
Vice—The flag of hell.
Atheist—One who throws God overboard, and loses himself seeking the
lost treasure.
Wisdom—The true friend that shows
ua we are wrong hy putting us right.
Envy—A fiend who covets all he sees,
would steal all he covets and would
strangle all his superiors.
Life—The busybody that makes
known to the world the secrets of the
heart. ___	
There is no real success in any pursuit in life without hard work. "I find,"
said Livingstone, the great missionary
explorer, when addressing the spinners
of Glasgow, "that all eminent men work
hard. Eminent geologists, mineralogists, men of science work hard, and
both early and late, It matters not
what position a man may occupy as a
general thing his labor will constitute
the measure of his success. Eminence
in any profession or calling is obtained
only by toil. There is hard, earnest,
persistent work somewhere before this
end is reached. It is not luck, but toil;
not chance, but well-directed labor that
makes life a success " ^
Correspond-
R. REISTERER & CO., Nelson, B.C.
Brewers of Fine Lager Beer and Porter—the best in the land,
ence solicited.   Address—
H. BYERS & CO.
HARDWARE
the wagesTare §3 and 8 hours.
In California over a great
wages are 82 50 and 10 hours.
In Butte the wages are" $3.50 for
underground workers, and 8 hours.
In the Coour d'Alenes.the wages
S3.50 and 10 hours.
The wages paid to the miners of
Rossland average $4.25 for skilled and
$2 50 for unskilled, 8 hours—Rossland
Miner.
part the
all
are
Tho man who feels certain of success
and labors to that end is seldom mis*
taken.
BRICK
MARBLE
LIME
THE MANSFIELD MANUFACTURING COMPANY are now prepared
to supply builders and contractors
with all the above building materials.
Our,, products received First Prizes
and Medals the last two years at the
Spokane Exposition. The Lime that
we are now manufacturing is not
excelled, Special quotations to contractors on application.
THC MANSFIELD
MANUFACTURING
COMPANY
NELSON, B.C. P.O. BOX 688
REblABbEHVSSAYa
Gold $ .50 1 Gold and SUvim*..*? .75
Lead 501 Gold.silv'r.eo'm'r 1.50
Samples l>y mall receive prompt attention.
Rich Ores and Bullion Bought.
OGDEN ASSAY CO,
1439 10th St.,   Donvor, Colo.
Smoke
Tuckett
Cigar Oo.
Union
Label
Cigars
For -.irlcoa apply to—
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Wholcuts A (rents for B.C.
Vancouver, H. O.
Brands:
Monogram
Marguerite
Bouquet
Our Special
£1 Condor
Schiller
SELL
BLACKSMITH'S,
MILL, MINE and
STEAMBOAT
SUPPLIES.
An up-to-date lino of
SHELF & HEAVY  HARD-
WARE, TRUAX ORE
CARS, STEEL RAILS and
CANTON STEEL, Etc ,
constantly on hand.
Head office: NELSON, U.C.'
Stoics at SANDON, KASLO, and NELSON.
P.BURNS&C0.
Have shops in nearly all the camps and cities
of Kootenay and Boundary. They sell the
best ifieat obtainable and aim to give satisfaction to every customer. Try a line of their
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P.   BURNS   &   CO.
= v,
California
Wine Co.,
NELSON, B.C.
Wholesale dealer* In
JAMES   CROFT,
Seeds, Trees,
Plants
gnu," tvpliod the old man, tvnu'iii-
tliu ut Inn- foi* dull Mteai, which t'h* toot' l 'KM'il*tf "h1*1 «'»>" wn* the rriad tlmt
packer collect(» while replenfHhlriir Hip I ran !>y Ills former wiwniUI -r-amn.
"i'li»n.t" 1     "AH ripht." r^vnmlM tho mm\-\
'-TH.. nrM duty i,l thn miner* on tne \ ftr,.     », Vo„      ,,OWJJ U)(j)(lrouJ||^\
u ,,iek (low,, ih. bom) hnmt> mA     ^ f       , m    !
ihe OlnHitiii     \\ hen i ' J *»
thu inftHti-r mechanic that I K'lit
AGRICULTURAL
IMPLEMENTS,
HEE SUPPLIES.
FRUIT BASKETS,
FERTILIZERS.
BlllbS for Fall Planting.
Catalog Freo.
DRAY ING
Haallnjr and Packing to Mines,
and general local business.
WOOD   AND   COAL   FOR   SALE
New Denver, It. C.
Choice Wines
and Fragrant
Cigars    ^
Agents for Calgary Beer.
WADD8 BROS *
PHOTOGRAPHERS
VANCOUVER -.«• NCltON, B.C.
J. \\. CLARK,
MINES
and MINING
Reports, Examinations and Management.
NEWDENVER,  >   B, O,
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ASLO HOTEL
Family & Commercial.
L
arge
And
Comfortable
Rooms
Fitted with every modern
convenience. Special protection against fire. Rates $2.50
and $3 per day.
COCKLE & PAPWORTH,
Proprietors.
PALMA ANGRIGNON
General Draylng: Mining Supplies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.
Oar Baggage wagons meet all Sunday trains.
Saddle Hones and Pack Aumuts.
Feed Stables at New Denver.
OUR COHSET DEPARTMENT IS UP-TO-DATE
IN*  AM. STYLES AND
PRICES.
Fred. Irvine & Co,
NELSON, B. C
NEW LINE OF SPIKES awi
RIBBON ENDS JUST IN,
HPIKESfromfictofiOc
.norning nhift i* t
ground ii*ii ftoiii Kit' titaaling
the "back" lm*s Ween mado aecure, thn
ti.'lpliir... .   -irii  . ..* Hit     inil    ilrSlHlti.    l.i-ii
vei«U (-(iitiiitu"U«ly during tho lw-". 8-
hour .-liifi*. Tic- location of the hole*
to Im* driliH i** marked, «n<l their ap-
j*r<»tim»t«* «i**!>tli an*! direction ari» iii-
iUihUiI   hy   the   foreman      Mi*M>Ucr*<l
M. J. HENRY,      i
IVi-tim*u«b>r It***'* 1 ■pi-ottivcr, ti, C. i
wiitTK latent osxv I
von
I New Autumn Goods
UUI
iM\-wn i ia mo
hi ilue limt- old  Wimwxin  n-
IKurteti for duty, nnd the master
mr-clianir- told him he could m-t
right to work by rutuiiiiK --Hint
IwJfw, nr tiime ilrilled tun deep, nre not f engine over there into   the  rrmnd-
nccepted hy the foreman ai entitled to {holism*."      .Mounting    thn    eight-
prM (nr, tin-l nn ov, ^Au.xl check ut', *i„fliT. „ja VV iwoiiHtn opned tbe'
throttle and with a mwrt *he pitched j v*n Camp Loneh Goods, OtmfeetkHi-
into thp yawning doorway,   oldt ci*)'ana rrail.
h" p.-i.vf f'-r. ,111-7 .in ni*i ,i
I lie J. un! i» *ll tlmt m netitMiry  to insure  ir»<>!   wfitti.     IMIlin-.   fw-ormld*.
Without  friierrnptinn ditrirtjr workir..-
I* »»ILLiniVIO
Dealer In
IMPORTED
*M0 DOMESTIC OIQAR8
ANDTOBAOOOE8,
PIPES, &C.
hour*, »nd i* "nly *foj'|«*'<! on the night; Wi*»on«in hadn't cxp-wt-wl xo nitifh i
nhtft in tinn* i» *U»w.\br c nut*. t.r« to ■ alacrity on the engine"** jmrt  ami '■
t»keii«.-rn il «• »i»»«Ui»i-». clnan **m the' !»*•   «»>*  p1'****.**   l«**Hy   wwr-wl.  Wnti
BATHS IS OONNICTOK.
N wwmtrket Block.       N ew Denver
OPENING
Daily
CALL AND SEE OUH PALL MASTLKS AND LADIES' READY-TO-WEAR FELr HAT*.
FirmUtofl.ADIKS'FrflS. LADIES FLANELKTTK anil PLAID HIIIRT WAlSfJ*.
WOOL MATTRESSES and EIDERDOWN QI'lLTS
Harbin*in V^ines, Vrnnka and Traveling Ikgi.
LADIES' KID OLOVFS, FIFTY OENTS YAW
.Hm our Wa»)i Kid (rlo-re*.
W»LK AOEKTS FWR
BFTTERICK PATERNS.
THK OVI.V RKLIARLF-
1
Fred. Irvine & Co,
NELSON, B. C
'RIINKS Ann VALISES OF
ALL SIZES asoSTYLES
at VERY LOW PRICES
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