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Volume X. Number tf3.
NEW DENVER, B C, MAY '14, 1003.
Price $2.00 Yeah,
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News of Ixocal Color for and of Mining Men and S
the Busy World. Jft
on the evening of May
iiii
LOCAL  MCWS   FLOAT.
Work on the Hartney Is progressing
favorably.
Amos Thompson is doing some ground
sluicing: on tlio Sinfl.
Chemical chalk for cleaning shoes
and gloves at Williams'.
Save your money for a Kodak. Watch
Nelson's ad about them.
The,shingle mill at Slocan City is
getting in shape to buzz
Sturdy cauliflowerand cabbage plants
now ready.   H. Byrnes.
Sawing was started at the mill at the
head of the lake this week.
Vegetables that are fresh and crisp
are to be found at Williams.
W.J. Spaul, of St. Paul. Minn , is
visiting New Denver, his old home.
The poles for the new electric light
system have been landed at Union Bay.
The Arlington will be worked on a
much larger scale this summer than any
"previous" seasonT r ""
Born—In Slocan Hospital. New Denver, May lst, to the wife of W. J. Spaul
of St Paul, Minn., a son.
The New Denver Miners' union is
preparing to give a grand social dance
in Bosun hall —
21st
Spring blood purifiers that purify are
stacked in Chas. Nelson's drugstore
window. This is the season to prove
them.
Mrs. C. B. Taylor left last week for
North Cambridge, Mass., called home
by the serious illness of her sister, Miss
Parsons.
Chas. Nelson and Gordon Sutherland
attended the annual convention of the
GrandLodge, K. of JP , held in Vernon
on Monday.
A beautiful ore »apeclm*n from the
Bosun is nn exhibition at the Newmarket It is from the recent strike on
the lower level.
Mrs C Gardner will return tn Silver-
ton from Frank, being forced to leave
the Albert* town by the recent Turtle
mountain disaster.
Mrs. J. C Goupel, a typhoid patient,
lumped from «second story window in
Nelson last Friday and her back was
broken in the fall.
D. M. Dean, proprietor of the Granby
lintel at Phoenix, and Miss Helen E
Culley, nf London, Kng., were married
at NeUon ln»t week.
Kwert Bros, have purchased the stock
of Jewelry of Jacob Dover, Nelson, and
are adding to the stock and continuing
the business at the old stand.
Nelson's energetic furniture man, D
J. Robertson, fs«hlppfn£gnnrt«through-
out thi! Kootenays, \oitr order from
the Sloean will bo promptly filled.
Major Allen, some three vour* ago
Assistant C. P It agent at Now Don
vei, has just graduated from the medi
cal c dlego of Baltimore es a full-fledged
M. Ij.
It I, Kirkwood, who has been traveling In California md the east most of
the winter, returned to Slocan Citv
last week, accompanied by hit mother
and sifter,
MU* Skinner, who was qul'.o well
known In New Denver a few years ago,
has recently graduated as an M. I),
with eobl medal honor*, front McOill
unlvertity.
Tbe fore* of men who have been
working all winter et the Mvrtle. n**r
Slocan City, came down the hill las'
week, being forced to quit by tlm surface water.
MI**B«tt!« Tipping, well known In
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\**t meak to Tbti*, WeNetsh of Hineart
Cite Mr and Mrs, MeNeish wilt reside
at Sloean City.
Cttat ¥, Nelson waa elected Chantel-
lor Commander ef the Grand Lodge,
K. ol P. ml the dowalnof British tialNM.
will, wi me Miiiwfci ttiinnnuiiii nnd al
Vernon this week.
Word   was    received   hem  from
■ Rossland on Tue*dsv that the lent*
pending Clark Calient suit hed  been
settled ont of court.  J. K Cleric comet
eat • big winner.
Uev. Mr. end Mr*. Cropp left Tnee>
day tnefntet tor thetr new field ef tabor.
newt St. tatharlnea, t mt. A tsrge nam-
ber ei friends gathered et tbe wharf te
mi theei farewell.
Work at the Wakefield UprofrasalMr
on ■ targe tittle.,  Mantg*r I*e*.e U
wrMtmithtihw hut ■ gvA thing hi
the property and he intends to push it
to the limit this season.
While the erection of'tho .'Arlington
mill has not yet been definitely planned
there is every roason to believe that it
will be built this summer. The final
test on the ore is now in progress at
■Spokane by frof Parks
John Houston returned to Nelson
from Victoria last Thursday, and. as he
said, there wasn't anybody glad to see
bim but the English church minister,
so he packed hip grip and returned with
Mrs Houston to Victoria on Saturday.
Two hundred fcetof- driftine is to be
done on the Black Prince by Jack Kin-
man and Hugh Cameron, during the
next sixty days The work is being
done under an arrangement entered
into between the owners and Siduev
Norman.
The entrance examinations will be
held in New Denver on May IG, 19 and
2.0. Mr. Lovering will be down from
Sandon with the following pupils to
write: Myrtle Karr, Violet Jones,
Willie Karr, Arthur Karr and Neil Me-
Intyres__Two_4»cho!ars-,—Richaad—Blumenauer and Willie Vnllance, of New
Denver, and four from Silverton, Sarah
Lawson, Minnie McDonald, Maggie mid
Jcnnett Barclay, will write.
ANOTHER  BO * 08   RESOLUTION.
At a meeting of the executive of the
Vancouver branch of the Provincial
Mining association, the following resolution in reference to the lead industry,
was submitted and adopted:
Whereas, the lead mining industry is
now in a demoralized state, as it can*,
not profitably be carried on under present conditions; aud whereas, tlie Dominion government have been requested to render assistance by providing
adequate duties on lead and its pro
ducts, but havo up to the protein time
failed to do so; and whereas, It Is believed that any assistance given should
be in the nature of a bonus to be paid
directly to the producers of leads therefore, lie it resolved, thnt the Dominion
Kvernment bo requested tn grant a
nils to the producers of lead f iilllclent
to revive the lead mining Industry, and
the various industrial and commercial
Interest1! dopondent upon it Bn it further resolved, that It should be care
fully nrovl lea that tlio bonus should bo
paid direct to tho producer, nnd that
the smelter and transportation companies should ho precluded from depriving the producer or the benefit Intended to be couforred by such bonus
IMIILKT   THK   TltAM   HUH.IIKit.
Mr. B. C. Rtblet, is now putting in a
wiro tram three mitos long for the Silver Cup, in the Lardeau, to connect the
mino with the new 125-ton concentre-
tor, which is expected to extract but-
'ion ont of the Silver Cup ore. George
Atuood, foniHJilv iiiaiiagiti' for Dm Kl<»
Tinto lu Spain, Is managing thn property. Mr Itlblet is also putting in a
tram 4,200 feet long for ono of thn Poole
Bopertln* In the Lardeau, mid thu
ettle L expects to |>ut In a tram toon
Mr. Riblet Is coinoletlng a second tram
at thn Ferrla-Haggertv copper mine
near Encampment Wyo He recentlv
completed a lA-milo tram there et s
com of about woo.ooo.
WHO  SHALL   HM   ROM.
The B.C. Mining F.xcb <nge of Van
couver, has a vary haiy Idea of the
rights of the worklngmatt, and • de*
eidedty exaggerated idea of tht rights
nf the employer. It says of tho Ladv*
smith troubles
"Most fair-minded people will agree
with Mr James Dunsmuir's action in
regent to his tnluee. By a large and
veiy Ignorant section of the premt, however, he Is spoken of as a gory tyrant,
<#* ***** ^* ■*,»*•*•*-&   It**A*-   **4fe-V*tr ttt*
mart, fR«r tbe mm,
man always spoken of as being upright?
flee he a monopoly of perpendicular
menriltf 1) A* » matter of plain feet—
which is not disputed -Mr. Dunsmuir
has always treated his men well.   lit
ttttfl, *1,r,,r 9*114. *t  I,     ,»*.,.    <>*\y\     >••»,■'
enable wages—much more then tb*
avenge newspaper man make*. Bet
Mr. Donsmnlr refnaed to allow tNh men
to belettt te the Weetem Federation of
Miners. Upon this they retired from
business end the mines ere closed for
the prantei Like the preterit C P. R.
•ttik* in Vaoatmve; Am whole question
tnrncd en whether the employer or em.
playcctfUi-afti he bosa Thens ami*
not two opinions among tenmlAe mm
•s te the utter follf ef permitting the
tehotlng m*» to mie htetmf&oym.
Perb*p*THK LtnniK 1* part of that
"very ignorant section of the prett,"
Vet it *ettM lotiMlhtl m%»a e nmu At
tempts to dictate to his workingmen
what organization thoy shall ind shall
not join, he is taking upon himself *tho
character of a "yory tyrant," and 'do
series just what Mr. Dun-Jimiir is
ffetting. ;■..-■•
STAND   B*   TUB   W.  F    M.
The   commission   appointed   some
weeks ago bv the Dominion govern
ment to look into tlie labor troubles at
Ladysmith is trying'to patch things up.
Chief Justice' Hunter advised the
men to go to work, and to breakaway
from the'Western Federation of Miners,
but tho men .'refused In their reply to
the FUggeftion the miners stated that
past experience had taught them that
to comply with tlie suggestion meant
being placed at the mercy of their employers, whilo to abandon the Western
Federation of Miners would mean to
lose their sympathy and active support,
that without said support the men now,
as in the past, might be dibcharged or
compiled .to quit work and thnt no one
Touid dare to move in the direction
of organization for fear of discharge.
Therefore they declined to accept tne
chief justice's suggestion
This morning the statements oi both
parties .wero submitted. For Dunsmuir,
Bodwell reported that there was, no
question of wages or labor conditions in
dispute, that the cmplovecs were insisting on a right to affiliate with n
foreign labor organization and that he
should recognize and treat from time
to timo with that union, tho company
declined to recognize that body for different reasons, among them that the
organization was foreign, with'head*
quarters outside of Canada, and its
business was,so conducted lhat those
under its contiol may bo ordered on
strike although no grievance arise in
course of local employment, Vut through
troubles in another country, the effect
of which Would be to place the com
pany's property in jeopardy Tlie
organization might be used to close the
mines of the country to increase the
business or raise the price of coal produced bv the operators in the United
States. "
The, miners' statement is thnt the
trouble is due tn the company's refusal
to employ -men affiliated witli the West-
stii Federation, or with any union, and
tlie company's general hostility to
labor organizations; also the insistence
of the company that men live in Lady
smith as a condition of employment
" Organizer Baker of the Western Federation was called. He denied that
strikes could he ordered by the executive iii tiie United States without being
first ordered by the local union or that
one union had power over another.
Che Smeller's Bid Cinch
It is not, nnd never has been, the desire of The Ledge to say anything that
Tnuld"bm!oiratruwiito,Tnemnrir*<attack^
upon the Canadian smelters, as was
suggested by J. L. Parker in Nelson
last week.
What Thb Ledge did say was this:
'.'There is bitter resentment iirthe
Slowir it Irnlmedafthe smelters bf
the district—the Hall Mines smelter at
Nelson and the C. P. Iffsmelter atTral
And It Jill comes from the disposition of
the government at Ottawa to bonus the
lead Industry
"When thebonus was given n year
or more ago on lead refined in Canada,
the smelters agreed to give to the lead
producers a share of such bonus. Rut
they havo not done so. On the con-
trary, the smelters have gobbled up the
bonus and pinned the lead producers
down tighter than thoy wero before the
bonu* was given.
"When the government nt Ottawa
Intimated that a change would bo made
in the terms on which tho bonus would
be granted, sn that tho lead producers
would beiieiU bv It, Manager Aldridge
of the Trail smelter and his tools at Or.
tawn immediately spread thoir net to
catch tho bonus.
"As a result of their sharp work, a
telegram from Ottawa states that tlie
.j/overnment propose to grant a bonus
to Iho lead induMrv conditionally that
only lead ore smelted In Canada is to
participate and that ofthe total amount
paid In any one year two-flfths is to go
to the Cansdlnn smelters As the Hall
Billies smelter, end the Canadian smelter et Trail are the only two lead plants
In the Dominion, the plan proposed If
carried out would menu that two-flfths
of and bonus earned by the mines on
nro sent to these plants would bo handed over to them. I^esd ore shipped out
of thn country would receive no aid,
nnd the home smelters would havo the
market practically In their own hand*
and could regulate prices accordingly.
"Ibis action of the smelter hogs ha*
rnti«<i'd the people to a stain nf bitter
n'Pi'iiliiii'iit. The lead mine owners are
sick ol being bled by these companies,
and the people are hacking them up in
their demand* fnr justice at Iheliand**
of the government/*
Tub Lriwh reiterates what it said
•hove If It does not suit J. L Parker
that Is not nur fault. But It should Instated thnt this is not an "attack" on
thn smelters. It Is the plain, uuvar
nl**hed truth. It It ■ demand for fair
nlav to the mine owners of theShwan.
It is nonsense to talk of the "falrncs^o'
Iini smelters. There ts not a mlnlnu
man in the Hlocon who has shipp*ed onto them for treatment, who hat not Mi
the sqneexe thev subject him to The
rate todav is from 15 to |7 per ton
hlyher than it was three year* ngn.
Mr. Btarkey expressed the feeling ef
all Hhxan ore producers when he iwld
at Ihe aaine meeting thtt Mr. Parker
»••* ««fM«**■«* i*rtt, titAytltWWm   IIU1I9C**.      t*H   **l9 Ult* *n*tv
why \* the. jifidTj I Vnrebturil Trutn n inh\h\y Trmn 'bst
nur own smelter* tre doing eo well by
the miners."
J. L, t*«rler m*A* another »u:etttm
at thet Nelson mertlnii that enpears
ridiculous to w reesmtable mind   He
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question wee alerted the Helen* smelter
people wrote Mm o-terinf t»tekeot».
lie Informed them thtt 1,000 tons waa
Instantly available end ;pm*eA tor
rates hut was pot oi from time to time
with plausible exeoeet until be borame
satisfied that the move was merely to
prevent t unfl increase being granted.
When the smelter trust had rtfa«ed to
to Uk« Ait, 'jiiWib ini*t -Mitpul tklU^WU
fee high C P. H. freigjit rate*. AU
company bad written ateriag & **•
the freigbt natee reAncoA but the tm*«
had refuted tn teke the ere and had
onlv reopened negotiatioee when the
teriiff queauw wet nlmA.
"FredStarkey—Do you say tho American lead trust were interested enough
1*^tf^Rnd"prevr-riMhe"tBri^iircr*caseT"
"Mr Parker—Yes, I do. 1 think
their actions as I have described them
showed what they were after."
* Without going deenlv into the question, docs it not sound like child talk to
bear -n mino; manager "say ^rtrnt the
smelter people on the other side of the.
line are trying to prevent a tariff increase by making a bluff at buying a
thousand tons of ore from the North
Star mine?
There is no comparison between tho
treatment of Slocau si ver 'end miners
hv our own smelters and tlio treatment
of the Casur d'Aiene minors bv the
American smelters. Tho American
smelters give tho Coour d'Alenes a
freight and treatment rate of from $15
to $18 per ton In doiuir this they
guarantee tn take the lead of the producers nt 83 90 per hundred, the Canadian smelters add to thu treatment
charge n deduction nf $1 per hundred
for nmrkotinir tho lead, S2.00 iter ton
for "loss" in the treatment of the lead,
and $1.1(5 for loss iu the treatment of
the silver Theso deduu:ions bring the
total charge for freight and treatment
of Slocan ores by our hoinn smelters up
to $28.25. And what do onr home
smelters guarantee the lead miners?
Absolutely nothing Thoy pav thorn
cash (Monday's quotations) $1 57| pur
hundred, after all deductions are made,
whereas the American smelters pay thn
American minor $3 9J a hundred, after
making all deductions.
Die local smelter men claim that
they cannot treat the nm nt a less cost.
Perhaps they statu thn truth, since their
uii'lhoil of treatment is so obsolete. It
is known bv nil mining men that thu
smelter at Nulson Is a wav nut of date,
and cannot touch the modernized smelter In the treatment of nro. The smelting rate is held high in order to allow
iliu NuImii concern tu makon profit
ThoTiall smelter holds the whip. Thn
C. P II and thn Trail Smelter com-
pauy work hand in hand, ami ihe Nelson concern is Allowed to run wiumly to
hold tho field against possible opiKiii-
tlon. '
If the Canadian smelters wanted to
do the fair thing, thoy could help the
silvcr-html miners out nf the hole,
They could give a r*t« somewhat
along the liuu of that given the miners
nf Mis«nuri by the smelter coin|ianios
There tho miner Is paid a net price of
$1 li| per hundred pmmiU for lenA.
The St. Imi* price of lead i* $|.?,7| per
hundred. Thut there I* a differniico ol
I* ernt* per hundred Utw*** ti,« price
|iaid the miner hy the smelter com
panics snd the price at which tho
nm-Hier poopltt havo lo sell.
It can readily be seen, then, that for
45 cents per hundred—or l-b per ton of
pig lend—tho smelter com pan leu carry
the ore from the mine to the smelter,
Itt***! tt   It   Hilt    mtrlKUt***    ..■**•» ,'...-.  t     '*.
on the bnttion lead from the smelter*!**
Ui* nailing point. As it takes about two
(ousoftop-tr cent, lead ore lo make
one ton of lead bullion, the ftvtgM and
treatment rate to the MU««miri lead
miners must be teas than $180 a ton.
It is not to be snnnmM tb*t t*>» W«i
smelter ti can trmi oro at such a low
figure, but there Is no roason In the
world why they cannot treat ore st $10
e ton. They should, at least, ho able to
treat It as reasonably aa tbey did three
years ago, when tbey m-eired something like $18 SO for the same work that
taey d-attvand t28.W far iuiw.
A pair nt fAovM pmt* thmngh
about two liundml huudu trum the
moment the skin lemtem the tir**-
t*r* until th* glove* ire purehear*!
by tht intending wearer. |
Foff's Liquid Pet lane at Williams,    i
SANDON   NKWS   FLOAT.
Harry A McAlpine is C. P. R. agent
at Sandon.
The Ivanhoe mill has been started on
a short run.
E. M. Sandilands is mining recorder
at the Sandon sub-office.
Ed Atherton spent Sunday in Nelson.
He heard of the Downie banquet
R. H Trueman, the photographer, is
taking smiles in Sandon this week
W. F Lawson, was selling California
strawberries last Saturday at 40 cents a
box. '"■....:.'
Frank McKlnnon hns been engaged
as clerk by Albert Ross, the popular
young merchant.
The Sandon brewery is prepared to
ship New York beer to any part of the
Kootenays.   Send fin order.,
"• W. R. Megaw is in from Vernon assisting Manager Ritchie in shelving a
large consignment of general merchan-
dlse.
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S§ What the Busy People are Doing where'_Even the
fe Snow Moves Quickly.
Charlie Bignev is -handling the business of Jalland Bios , in addition to his
pop factory, in the absence of Mr Jalland to the const.
A very happy crowd of dancers took
part In "tlie I. 0. 0 F. dance ffiven last
Friday, and the affair proved a pleasing
success financially and otherwise.
A few men have been sent up to the
Ruth to prepare the bunkhouse and
other buildings for a force of miners.
Tho property will be started up in a
short time.
Sandonites who love beef aro relishing the fresh, juicy steaks that tho
Burns company are cutting on the meat
blocks. Tho slaughter house is doing
business again,
A. David, accompanied by Mrs.
David nnd son, have left Sandon for
Dnneville, Wash, where they expect
to remain in tho hope of Mr. David regaining his honlth.
Mr. Dixon nf the Sandon branch of
H Giegerlch & Co, is spending a fen-
days inspecting somo mining property
near Kaslo, in which ho ami Mr, Giegerlch nro interested.
Manager   Shllland   received   word
Monday  that the Claia Hanmor Co
would hot bo able to appear, owing to
sickness In tho trnup, nnd tho Sandon
engagement was cancelled.
Jas. Dlmmlck, formerly chef at the
Filbert, was married at Nelson last
Thursday to Miss A. Hurkstemlof vSan-
don. The happy couple havo taken up
their home at Trout Lake
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jallnnd left
Tuesday morning for Vancouver, Mr
Jalland goes to attend the Methodist
conference, and Mrs. Jalland will stop
off at Enderby on th* return home to
visit her parents for some timo,
Hev. Father Cote delivered his farewell sermon in Sandon Sunday night
Father Cote goes to a mission in the
Fire Vallny district, lie leaves thn Sin
can with a' host of friends of all denoinl
nations who wish him well in his new
Held,
AT  THK  PAYNR.
The annual meeting of the board of
directors of the Payne Mining company
was held in Montreal mi Tin-mlsy, the
12th. Manager <lardo submitted a very
full report of the operations at tbe mine
S|wakliig nf tho strike mado in tho No
M level last fall, Mr. (iardn say*:
"Thn finding of tho origins! Payne
ledge In No. iflevel has developed very
satisfactorily In every wav and the results so far have eiceedt-*! my most
•anguine eipecttttotitt. We have now
gone in on the ledge about *£«) feet and
nave urtlt-wi to tne rigfit ana int ol tbe
Ji*u*J ohh i.\w.':ti:&'l)y Mvlh-hLl'.vy i'l'.tnlu.
My report demonstrates beyond all
question that the ledge Is a continue
tion of the original one above mentioned from which thn l,ayne's$l,&u).U*)
of dividends was taken    It is a Utile
tiAi'i*  -l*./. v.» 99* ,'U *.«1*9itt ••tut, ilmit 9,1
the Indication* we have met so far I see
no reason why the body ol ore at, above
and below Nn 8 level should not turn
out as rati-fctorty to the shareholders from a dividend standpoint es
the first body ut ore etplored in the
early history of the mine did, I can not
speak as to possible dividends this ytmr,
that is a matter tor the directors en
wt-.ly > i iaacy that they wili require to
have a food reserve on hand before
they declare aay dividends. Tbe
money speat by the coopaey since the
dividend* were passed has been welt
and economically applied ami I can
(siriy state that the mine is now splen
didly equipped to work the new ore
body Our new mill will be finished
very shortly and should be running
nbcut June lst. We are employing
about eighty men at present and shipping all of our output to the Trail
smelter, We average about 300 tons a
month of high-grade silver-lead concentrates and we are only commencing
as yet If all goes well the output this
summer should he a large and growing
ono provided tho metal market keeps
in a satisfactory state."
BOUNDARY   MINING   NOTES,
It is expected that bv the end of this
week the miners will have broken
throush In the No. 8 tunnel of the
Granby mines, making complete connections with the Old Ironsides without
going down Ihe shafts. V
George R. Naden, of Greenwood, has
n mine in-his back yard, his residence
being located on the Barbara mineral
claim, which he recently leased to five
local miners, who are now actively developing it, thus far with good results.
—•-elluriue-ore^claimed't(rws^nr$S|i3tr
per ton, has been found at a depth of
sixty feet in the shaft ofthe E Pluribus
Untim claim, one of the high grade
properties near Greenwood that has
lately been under development by D W.
McV tear and associates.
"At the Snowshoe the force of employees is gradually being" increased
again, and as soon as the mine resumes
shipments to the Sunset smelter, about
the first of tho month, the number will
be further augmented. Sinking on the
main, three-compartment incline shaft
is being continued.
J. E. McAllister, C E. M E: lately
assistant superintendent of the Ten-
nessoo Copper company's smelter at
Coppervillo, Tenn., has been appointed
superintendent of tho Mother Lode
smoltorat Greenwood -Phoenix Pioneer
SLOGAN   OKK   SHIPMRNT8
Thn total amount of ore shipped from
the Slocan and Slocan Citv mining
divisions for the year 1902 waB, approximately, 80.000 tons Since January 1
to May 0 1003, the shipments have
been as follows:
AmerlfMi Boy....    41
Aiitolim ,	
Arlington ,	
Mark prince ,,	
ltoiultifllil«r	
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A   WlhP.   WOMAN.
Manager Shllland informs us that be
istiflgntiftting with the managers of "A
Wiso Woman" for one night He says
there Is very little chance for such a
cnmnatiy having a date open. N» mat-
tor, let them know we aro on earth.
We may catch them on their return,
You iuu»t renutmber that twaa wind
that nistto Chicago. Keep bhming your
horn.
eilAIIMtVH   tlVT   A!»l»   JANK
reaped a rich harvest from their Ameri*
ran lour and certainly took their audi*
*,*t**m
vtirttt*
•'/   rnUflM,
fltdf.b   tn   c;
1 iii*<« eeocaa to
■mcilH-p.   vjiiiw
be
hnglUh1 authors. And, by the wav, "i
Wise Woman- was first produced at the
Strand Theatre, IjonAon, where It had
a pliciioiiicnsl run of m night«i and
waa th« hit ol the season.  Tney conm
,•■■£,,„',.   'ii,.   •,.■*.** u.i.*H4 %UiHH9.
Will Vl.lt «••«•• L**t«-.
Tlie officers and several members «f
Sew Denver I^o»lge, K. of P , wiil go lo
Sandon neat Wednesday evening to
give the third degree In the sister lodge
room
It Is Mtid that thew te never nn
odd number of rowh in au i»r ut
com.
A chimney 115 feet high wilt,
without danger, sway ten Inche*
in the wind. THE LEDttE, NEW DENVER, B. C, MAY 14. 1903.
Tenth Yeah.
The Ledge.
\V 5*1'whioh is amalgamated the
 Sa.ndom Paystrkak,
Published every Thursday tn thc richest sllver-
lead-slnc camp on earth.
Legal advertising 10 cents a nonpariel line
first inaerton, and 5 oeiito a line each subsequent
InstirMon. Reading notices 25 cents n Hue, and
commercial advortl*lug graded in price* according to circumstances.
Subscription, .i a year In advance or $2.50 If
not so paid.
Fellow PiigTlms: Thk Ledgk is located at
Vew Denver, B. 0 , and is traced to many parts
of the aarth It has never been raided hy the
nhertff, snowsllded by cheap silver, or *ulidued
by the fear of man It works for tiie trail blazer
as well aa the bay-windowed, champagne-flavored
capitalist It alms to be on the right side of
everything, and believes that hell should bead-
uihiietered to the wicked In large doses. It has
stood tiie test of time, and an ever-Increasing
payat'reak is proof that it is better to tell Untruth, even if the heavens do occasionally hit
our smokestack.
One of the noblest works of creation is the man
who always nays thc printer; lie is Hiiro of a
bunk in paradise, with thornier roses for a pillow by night, and nothing but gold to look at
by day.
Addreif all communications to-
New Denver. B.O
THE   LEDGE,
A pencil cross in thn square
lidiciue* that your subserlp-
tl m In due, and that the editor
wants mee again to look at
your collateral.
&IgQ>
THURSDAY,   MAY   14   1903
We get a thorn with every rose,
but aren't the roses sweet ?
Heroines still live. Miss Nellie
Sturtevant, of Medford, Mass.,
stepped in front of her father and
received the bullet of an assassin;
who shot to kill and rob. She fell
dead at her father's feet.
.. The Doukhobors are out on another hunt for Christ. They are
roaming about the Saskatoon country half naked and starving. However ignorant they may be they
know enough not to look for him
in Toronto.
What kind of a stopper would
J. L. Parker put on The Ledge ?
Narrow-sou led men are like narrow-necked bottles—the less they
have in them the more noiso it
makes coming out. J. L. Parker
is a noisy individual.   .
Whenever you hear a man with
his hand out talking about "Canada for Canadians," look out for
him. The individual or corporation thpt would cinch a community
or industry as the Canadian smelters are cinching the mining industry of the Slocan, has no other
conception of patriotism than as it
applies to his pocket.
{hat are put to them by strangers.
Recently, a visitor from Cleveland,
Ohio, came to Seattle as tho representative of capitalists, for the puiv
pose of examining the Ethel at Index, and incidentally other mining properties in Western Washington. Unfortunately, he met an
attorney of the city who gave him
a decidedly pessimistic talk about
the mining resources of the Cascades. The positiveness with which
he spoke led the visitor to suspect
that the man was informed. The
stranger was probably already affected with a feeling of homesickness at being so far away from his
family, and when he heard the Seattle man's wail, decided to return
home, not even visiting the property ho came West to look at."
best people in the country killing
each other's votes for the bve of
party is degrading the public life
and brutalizing the politics of Ontario. Each party is sure to keep
its own share of the good people no
matter what it does. Each party
knows that it cannot keep the bad
people unless it gives them what
they, want. Consequently one
rascal who may go over to the
other side has more influence with
the government than r. hundred
just men who have it "in their
blood" to always vote on the same
side.
Work,   like   wealth,    becomes
burdensome as we make it so.
What a mistake it is to send
men to parliament when they ought
to be sent to jail.
Isn't it about time for the people
of Canada to begin to rule put the
political chubber ?
A kind word to a sad heart is
more valuable than a ton of sympathy bawled into the ear.
Not satisfied with getting all the
industry will stand out of the silver-lead mine owners of the Slocan,
the 6melters are now trying to force
the government to give them a
string on the proposed bonus. If
there is one thing these howlers of
patriotism delight in, it is to get
the neckhold on the country and
squeeze the juice out of its industries into their dripping pans.
What is the difference between
fresh eggs and absolutely fresh
eggs, if it is not the price ?
Goon words are never lost, but
many a bine pencil mark is lost on
our delinquent subscribers.
The Ozonagram made a hit in
Vancouver.    In addition to being
a literary cyclone it is a typographi
151"
typnooii.
This is a horeseless age. But
the teams that are whipped over
the bar out of a round box are as
fashionable as ever.
Mrs. Marv A. Livermore advocates small families. It would
be interesting to know the prescription she would suggest.
The next time you complain
atxntt being hard up, think of the
dollars you wasted for booze and
women in the balmy days of yore.
It is no longer a question of
bribery in theGamey case. What
the commission {h now trying to
discover is whore the money came
from. 	
John D. Rookepku.kr'h $30,000
cow is sick. That docs not help
uh any. There arc lots of cowh in
New Denver just aa thirsty that
are not sick.
The minister of lands and works,
Wells, has proven himself to be a
chubber. His conduct in the land
steal shows that he has a very
marked streak of yellow running
through his anatomy. Tho magnitude of the steal was too much for
him. Had he been asked to take a
bribe of 30 cents instead of 30,000
acres of valuable land, the yellow
would not have shown.
Either the silver-lead mine
owners of the Slocan are all liars,
or J. L. Parker, a smelter "stand-
in," is a liar. J. L. Parker is a
East Kootenayo low-grade ore producer. He gets a rate from the
smelters that is^ coin patible % wi th
tlre~chaTacter"of"his~T)rer-~The-Slo-«-
can mine owners mine a higher
grade ore, and they aro taxed to
the limit by the smelters. J. L.
Parker eayB that they pay 824 a
ton, they say that they pay $28 a
ton. They pay the hills and they
ought to know.
TnERE is an increase of 9,112 in
the number of arrivals of immigrants in Canada for the first quarter of the present calendar year,
as compared with the same period
InBt year. There was an excess of
329 of British emigrants over the
United States. The British immigrants were 7,051 and the United
States 0,712, and immigrants other
than British or American 5,049,
making a total of 19,418. The arrivals from the United States in
tho first quarter of 1902 wero 4,930
and British and other immigrants,
5,370, making a total of 10,206.
PAUTY-UUIISKU ONTARIO.
Partisans who are suro to vote
with the party give their leaders
no concern and have no influence
with these leaders, says the Toronto Telegram.
The changeable element is the
only influential element in politics,
and the man who -proudly declare?
that "it is in his blood" to be
either Grit Or Tory is simply proclaiming his own lack of influence.
Men who aro after timber limits
and subsidies and concessions do
not carry anything in their "blood"
which interferes with their pursuit
of the main chance.
And why should the men, Liberal and Tory, whose only desire
is for good government, allow anything to remain in their "blood"
wliich interferes with the '"exaltation of their ideals ?.<
Ontario is the most party-besotted com mon wealth on earth.
The party system has its strength
among the straight-living but
crooked-thinking people. It "is
in the blood" of these people to bi'
always Grit or always Tory, and
they are the dupes of the baser
element of both sides.
The Tories would be just as bad
if their friends were in power.
Their friends are uot in power, and
tho necessities of the Ontario government are just now imparting a
moral squint to the eyes of its supporters.
Poor old Ontario sends missionaries to teach spiritual'truth to thc
heathen^— and-even—tlie—heatlseh
must havo sufficient virtue to supply missionaries who could teach
political truth to Ontario.
Partyism in Ontario has become
a degrading superstition which
tends more aud more to throw public affairs into tho hands of the
worst element, not because it is
tho worst, but because it is the only
changeable element in a population
which assays .ninety-five per cent,
of political fanaticism.
The good man who has it "in
hia blood" to bo always Grit or always Tory, should get it in his
brain to change from side to side
for the public good as fast ns the
rascals change from Bide to sido fur
private gain.
Tho   bigotry which  keeps  the
AXITTLK TOO SMAKT.
The clever yonng mah was wandering up and down the platform
of the railway station, intent on
finding an empty carriage in the
express which was almost due to
start. But, alas, his search was
in vain.
Still, it is difficult to disappoint
a clever young man when he has
set his mind on getting something/
An idea occurred to him, and, assuming an official air, he stalked
up to the last carriage and cried in
a stentorian voice:
"All change here; this carriage
isn't going."
There were exclamations low but
deep from the occupants of the
crowded compartment; but, nevertheless, they scurried out of the
carriage and packed themselves
away in other parts of the train.
The smilo on the face of the
young man was childlike and
bland as he settled himself spaciously in a corner of the empty carriage and lit a cigar.
"Ah," he murmured," "it's a
grand thing for me that I was born
clever 1 I wish they'd hurry np
and.start.
Presently the station master put
his head in the window and said:
' 'I 'sposejou'ro the smart young
fellow who.told the people this carriage wasn't going?"
"Yes," said the clever one, and
he smiled. . .
"Well," said the station master,
with a grin, "it isn't.   The porter
heard you telling the people, and,|
so he uncoupled it.   He thought
you were a director."
An average pair of engine driving wheels run 66,775 miles before
they are worn out.
HfANTKB-SEVERAL PERSONS OB1
character and good reputation In web
ptate (one In this county rcqubed) to represent
and advertise old established wealthy business
house uf solid financial landing. Salary ,911.09
weekly with expenses additional, aUpnyablein
cash direct each Wednesday from head otHvei.
Horse and carriage furnished when necessary.
IMcrences. Enclo'e selfaddresed onvelojie,
Colonial Co , 334 Dearborn St., Chicago.
How Often.
A country editor in Missouri sayB,
"men are killing their wives these days
entirely too often." And the Kansas
City Journal wants to know "about
how often men should kill their wives."
Men love a woman because she
happens to possess the qualities
that they admire; women admire
certain qualities because the men
they love happen to possess them.
THE
AodRortun
OP THE MINERS' UNION BLOCK
Is the only hall in the city suited for Theatrical
Performances.Concerts, Dances and other public entertainments.   For bookings write or wire
ANTHONY   SHILLAND
Secretary Sandon Miners' Union
SANDON, B. C.
m: o k: e
Blue Prize, Henry Vane,
Columbus & Havana Whip
PiiJ^irC are made by—
Llgdi J     w P. KII.B1URNE & CO.,
Winnipeg, Man.
Represented by Gkorgk Hohton.
Why yoa should buy
FAIR    PLAY
CHEWING
TOBACCO
10c and 20c a plug.
BCCaUSe it te the l>«»st quality.
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chew.        ■«—<■■■■■■■■■—-
Because >t is the
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If you nro not
The
Ozonagram
Edited by r, j, Lowery
and Win. ricAdnms
Will appear in Vancouver about the 1st
of May. It wiil be
an eight page week
ly with no moss on
its editorials, and no
barnacles on the
matter. The circulation is limited to J
over a million, and
if you will send $2
this literary cyclone
will be sent to any
address for one year.
 Commence-with the
first number.    Address all letters—
The Ozonagram
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SAMPLING AGENTS
Ore shipped to Nelson will be care*
fully looked alter.
NELSON.
B. C
SILVER CITY LODGE NQ. 39
I.O.O.F.
BAN PON,11  C.
Meetings In the Union Hail even Friday evening at 7:80 VMUiik lirclhroi ooffllally InvK. A
tontt.nd* Fhki). KiTiiiiK. Nclita Krand; .I.E.
Lovkiung,Secretary; Dan Hiwaot, V, Grand,
A.F. & A.M.
ALT A LODGE NO. 29
SANllON, II. O.
Regular Oommmiioafr-n tieiri U>e flrrt Thuit-
d*yln each month In Maionlc Hall st 8 p. n ,
Sojourning brethren nre cordially Invited to attend   JamisM   BAh'roN. Sterete.y.
PHtUiit'd
THE EMPIRE TOBACCO CO., Ltd.
P
Wholesale and Retail
Ruhmia.v authorities repeatedly
UHHcrt that Rui-mia ho» no intention
of biking Manchuria from China,
hut tho bear keeps right ou squeez-
ing China to let go.
And now the wiientiBts tell m
that hydrophobia i» an imaginary
dit-MVuw*. Perhaps m, Imt it will hu
a long time Moro nclenee will !>c
ablo to make the doga believe it.
It isn't any longer a question of
"Canada for Cwndiaim," in con*
Mhh'Hng the Ninelter-freight'tniuiiw
problem. It ia a qmwlion of
"Canada for tho honui>*grabbera.H
Thk Kaifter Wilhelm II burned
050 tona of coal a day on her Aral
voyage ttCi&m the ocean. That
amount of coal would keep n« warm
for 213 yearn, and ntill our teeth
ebatter.
Anii now H i* reported lhat Turkey te nmmrinff to nenA an ultimatum.    Whenever audi a
im contemplated the armmnift, gun | h»»iins to know luiw m
Mn. Wklls makes the statement
that, in hia opinion, neither the
C. P. R. nor President Shaughnessy wero in any wav responsible
for, nor cognizant of, tho proposl-
tion mude lo him bv the C. V. R.
attorney, Taylor, in connection
with the attempted land Meal. Refine tho investigation ig flniahed
Mr. Wella will bo quito positive
that ho mado thn nropoaition to
himself, aignt'djWsalcd and delivered
it to himaolf, and that noliody on
earth but Hon. Mr. Wella bad anything to do with it, or knew any-
thing about it. That'a the funny
thing about theae inveatigationa
where tho O. P. R. ia in any way
guilty.    _^mmmm^mmmmmmmm^
Undeveloped f.V",i,"X;
iuivjlo engage*!     in
boHine** iu mining diatrict*, and
mho ar«» aUu*llv deriving their *u»-
ti'tianra from the mining induatry
will phu«e every olistflreln in the
wny nf obtaining" capital to develop
the miner*)  resource* of their own
UUtl'tCtM.
Tlteio te a certain claaa of unde*
t'linjM vH<i|Htl   idiot* with   )uat enough
Tourists,
Capitalists,
Miners,
Prospectors,
StrangerS of every kind
Are alwnva welconio at
the Hotel Sltwan, In Thice
l-Virka. There li alwnya
plenty of food nnd drink
in the house, nnd nothing
ia chnrifcd lor looking nt
the ncenery Ooiuo in and
liave imnctlilng when you
paaaby.
HUGH NIVEN
MEAT  MERCHANTS
Slnpa In all the principle camps In
the Boundary and Kootenay country.
Choicest Meats and first class service.
SANDON CARTAGE GO.
Mcl'HEHSON & HURLEY
EXPRESS, BAGGAGE & CARTAGE
SANDON, B. C.
DELIVERY TO ALL PART8 OP THK'CITY
SANDON BOTTLING CO.
C. A. BIONEY.
Manufacturer ot
CARBONATED   DRINKS
of ull Wiidi.
tODY AVE. SANDON
H.BYERS&CO.
WHEN INTHE
LUCERNE
TRY
Shoes
I \tu\t- *k lew putt* c4 ilvc*4
which I will sell at	
LESS   THAN  COST
Theie aregennlne bargain*.
Come ami tee for yonrtett.
ED ANCRIGNQN'8
TOHSORIAL PARLORS
Brick Block    New Denver
1Urn»< of HOSUJf HALL.
SHELF
AND HEAVY
HARDWARE
MINE & MILL
-*— SUPPLIES
Bar Iron Steel, Pipe Fittings, Eto.
POWDER, GAPS & FUSE.
BAND-N
NELSON
Folllott & McMillan
COVrifACIOIlitft BUILjKRH
HmUiri Iii Ifciuuli and thY***! l.uniN'r.Ovnt
flouring anil Joint KltiUliltitr* ftUnO *-t. Uo Id*
Mil*.ill'    h«.l, »ihUs„.Hcii IUi»1 <.| lui*4tl
JoM'tnir |*MR|Mljr atlx-irttttt to
FttMy on «,iln Ml,    RAXIWW.
Smokers' Supplies
Williamson's.   Sandon.
Job Printing
That asHitys high in artistic merit, quickly
done at New Denver'* printing emporium—
Address ===== THE LEDGE
fact-oH-mt nnd powder works put on
mi e*tf* thifk
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4... .*....».      I-      . „      ■   ,- „     „*  * .    .  ^        *,   *   *       .   ■  *
rftilrmdnin Houth Africa. Govern-
mtmt ownenihip of piihliu uttliliew
wiil prevent South Africa Irom he*
ing held down and robbed m te the
ouw with CS«aad*.
Gwur Ulent rtndeni * m»n tm-
looao, grtftkiiiiMitiHUCui'carcapcct;
gytmA imraing gain* cat-Mro; good
bwfding int ntm Xcirt *«d ixfleeikm,
Imt it taken % villain with no yellow in hin make up to he » riiccp^-
fol land-grabber.
«9UiilZ'Se"\Puricy W*3r&      Sandon.
Hcvc the proper thing to ilointoj
knock -evervtiiiiig iht-y doo't know j
nnything about.
H'itli ntl tbt* wtA^.wnrt* nt tnfflil
growing w*«ilihy around them froniJ
the priMlueti of mining they never
tteem to learn tliat mining ia like
all other buninc**, » legitimate
venture and tliat fewer failure* are
recorded In that than in any other
boaineia. The Seattle Timea, in
commenting on thin «»bj-wt» «ay»r
"It would be well for milling ia-
teefeta el Washington if torn who
are nninformei! wmeeming the
mining p-AMdhflitta* would inform
(themi«iv«N befofvatuiMC'ritngiiueriMt
Sandon Patrons: IJQi
If yoa want the Union taher*"*
on year Job Printing,   tend
nt roar order* or leave at \V
F. f,AW«0?f» CSgar Store.
All work neatly and qalekly
done at the lowest Uvtng rale,
hy arttoit </ the unit.
fin? T VTMltf
Bank m mmnrtm*
IUtakll*h«*i i an.
Oipital (all paid op) |I2,«I\000.00
ReeervcNl tnnd   j   x    7,000,000.00
t*. i'..M.i  »». rtnroi fit
WM/Ath^ U*v*1*   yw,4w*,«*      .*        *,       ,. .* .if  ,.*.., ,
fKAU  firriOB.   MONTMRAL.
Kt. Ho* Ixmo8TRATUO0HA A.wi Mockt Rotai, OC.M.O. Pmidenu
Hon. O. A. Drowmoxo, Vice President,
E. & CLousmix, General Manager,
Branehee m all parte of Canada, Ntwfoandltnd, Great Britain, and
th* Uokt«l iHAl0k,
New Denver branch
LB B. DE VEBEU, Manager Tenth Yeah.
THE LEDU& NEW DENVER, B. C, MAY 14. 1903.
from Our Soiling Cable
F1NAIXY   IMITATED   HIS   MOTHER.
\J.
He criticized her pudding-,
And ho criticized hcr-cake;
He wished she'd make the biscuits
His mother used to make;   *
She didn't wash the, dishes,
And she didn't make the stew,
And she didn't mend the stockings
As his mother used to do.
Oh, well, she wasn't perfect,
But she tried to do her host;
Until at length Bhe thought
It time to have a rest,
So when one day tliis man had growled
And whined the whole dny through,
She turned him up and funned his pants
As his mother used to do.
ST-ORY    OF    AN    OLD    DISTIL.L.URY.
The Watchman-Wardi-r tells this
queer story of an old distMlerv which
once existed near Lindsay:
Everybody near Lindsay has heard
of the Distillery creek, that unobtrusive
stream that is tributary to the Scugog
from the west not more than eight furlongs north of the town. Holidaying
and truant lads seek its banks in'"the
good old summer time," and passengers on board the steamers scarcely fail
to note the grassy bluff and fe'edgy
shallows that mark the union of the
river and its little ally. Grain fields on
one sidp, cedar scrub rn the other, au
iron railway bridge in the background—
this structure, by the way, is a settion
of the old Victoria bridge at Montreal—
a rivulet that fal's wearily into the
reedy little pond that opens to the
river—that is Distillery creek, as it is
known to denizens of the river
Most people know or surmise it is
called Distillery creek because at one
time a distillery stood on the bank
1 hut is tiue; but not everybody knows
the history of that structure and tlie
enterprise connected with it tis well as
Mr. "Miny" O'Leary, who not' long ago
told it to the Watchman-Warder, ..as
follows:
"Fifty-two years ago good whiskey
was sold in Lindsay for a York shilling
a quart. It was first-class liquor—quite
as good as the bottled goods of today
There has an idea got abroad of late
that to be food whiskey must have age
That is it'll nonsense; we never hoard
of that tilt the big distillery made it up
to crowd out the small ones who could
not affoid to hold big stocks for years
Tho theory was booh held pretty gener
ally, and ihe small oius wero put out of
business by it. Whiskey does not need
age; beer does, for twice in the six
weeks after beer is made it gets 'sick,'
and is not fit to use while it is in that
state. New whiskey, however, is juet
at good, if it has been made right, as it
is later. The good-whiskey that we
pot here for 60 cents a gallon oOj'ears
ago was fresh.
Some of it was made near here—down
at the Distillery creek. There was a
—ti I st 11 iei*y~t li-ore-siid-ironi it~t h n*t;r@eir
got its name. A man named Murphy
built tho distillery. He came out from
Ireland. Ho was a young men with
plenty of money. He bought 800 acres
north of thia town from the government.
The littie creek ran through some of it,
and on it ho built his distillery. He
threw a dam 11 leet high across the
creek and got the power required to run
his machinery. >oumay not know it
but there Is a very good water power;
18 feet head can easily bo got there; he
had 11.,
"Well, he made a couple of batches
ol whiskey—about fifty barrels each
time—and then he disappeared 1 don't
know what happened to him—whether
he went crazy or was crossed in love,
or what—but he went away and loft
everything, laud, distillery and a good
deal of whiskey. Ho never enme back,
but I think he wag heard of from California some time after. Some people
claiming to be friends of his came and
took charge of the whiskey after a long
time; but the distillery rotted down and
disappeared entirely, and the land was
sold fnr taxes, If ho had all that land
how ho would le worth a million
dollars.
"I knew Murphy very well; he had
furnished rooms nt thn distillery aud
usually stayed there, but sometimes he
would como to town—or village as It
was then—and stop a few days. He
was n flue liberal chap, and used to buy
plenty of grog for everybody whon he
was around the hotels. I think he
must have been crowed lu love. At
anyrate ho left eveiythliig all ol a sudden, and we never mw him again; but
m did give the creek its name."
DESTITUTION   AND   OPPRKMION
Heartrending tatorleti nf itestUuttnn
and distress aro told by I)r Louis
Klopuch of the Christian Herald, who
lias rttturiii*! from hi* good Samaritan
work In Finland and Sweden.
Dr. Kloiwih represented Ihe Finnish
famine relief fund, to which charitable
Americans contributed close to llfio.000
and his tour Included .the famine*
htilcl.en district*, In which 400,000 unfortunate* ar* still struggling to ke#p
body and tout tog.-th*»r with coarse
bri'ml an their sole aiiiilo ul food
Accompanied by Gllson Willed, ■
New York correspondent, Dr Klotuivh
made the long trip aero** the snow barrens of Finland on sled*, sleeping at
posthouses, visiting the famine-stricken
homes and studying the methods of relief employed by the Finnish committee
that handles the money and does the
practical work.
'JI cannot overdraw the picture of
Finland's misery," said the doctor.
"The famine is in practically, every
home, Imt tlmt is only half,Jhe"smaller
half, of tho woe lhat rills the country.
"Russian oppression is even harder
to bear than hunger, and whereverl
went hnlf famished Fins cried to me in
their suffering. ^Better to starve than
to live as Russian serfs.'.
"Since last October no man, woman
or child in the famine district has tasted
meat, fish, or anything save bread Until a few weeks ago they managed io
live in some miraculous fashion upon
hunger bread—a tasteless, crusty sub
stance made of chopped straw anil pine
bark scrapings mixed with a littie rye
Hour. Now the Finnish relief com
mittee of Helsmgfnrs, armed with
American money, has placed good flour
in every home. Enough to last through
the black days right at hand.
"In another week tlie snow will begin *o melt and tho Finns in their iso
lated  homes will. for two months be
practically cutoff from communication
with the outer world.
' The Finns are i wonderfully hardy
people, and they live on under crilnh-
ing conditions that would 'mean"certain
death to their southern brethren.
"In even littlo snow-bound villages
the school children turned out to greet
mo,.singing the national air of Finland
in voices weakened by hunger. American charity never won a larger return
of "genuine gratitude,"''"'"'
has been split .up into committees, of
which the fourth is deputed to collect
information in regard to the evils and
advantages of the decline in silver.
This particular committed, which necessarily is one of great importance, haa
not a single member representative of
tie mining interests; in fact, it may be
said that the commission as a whole N.
in its composition, by no means likely
to lean towards the mine owners, a'l-
that distinguished engineer, Senor Jose
de Landerb, is conspicuously present.
Men of the type of Senor Enrique Creel,
the banker of Chihuahua, are more
likely to make their influence felt, say»
the fi. & M Journal of New Yoik.
The expansion of industry iu Mexico
today is baaed upon gold mining, which
is benefiting from the fact tliat labor is
low priced, because payable in depreciated silvor. This will have a ten
dency to bring fho country towards the
gold basis; but a long road must be
traversed before any material change
can be made.
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IN  ALL STYLES AND
PRICES.
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i
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O, P. It. IN FIGHTING MOOD.
A dispatch from Now York says: It
appears that the plans of the: Canadian
Pacific are a great ileal more far-reach-
.ing'than has been anticipated. The
officials of that road do not hesitate to
express themselves in strong language
when talking of the present relations
between their system and the roads
owned hy the Northern Securities company.
An official here says: "I cannot re;
peat top often the fact that we are not
going toaenter upon any aggressive invasion of the territory now occupied by
other lines, but you may take it for
granted o'hee for .'all that if the Great
Northern and Northern.,1'acifie-pursue
their present policy with regard to the
boundary territory very much further,
they,will get a reply from the Canadian
Pacific that will open their, eyes. .There
are surveying corps in the pav of the
Canadian Pacific now in the field between Spokane and tho Canadian
boundary and Seattle and Vaiieou\"er,
That is the shape that our ''reply'wil!
take to Mr Hill's invasion of lower
British Columbia by means of the Great
Northern lines. Moreover, unless this
thing stops very eonnfSno line survey
^ra'^vi1li"gO"X■ieaTl"tIITO^^g^~to-thje"cnaslv,*'
Ituther Be a Duloy.
feller'll soon feel lazy
Where coolin' breezes stray:
Ruthei be a daisy
Than a toiler by the way !       .,
Bees in tangles mnzy—
"They kin hum 'all "day;
Ruther be a daisy
Than a toiler by the way !
—Atlanta Constitution.
MINING NEWS OFTHK WOULD.
Leadvill is now producing about 8,000
tons of ore daily.
On the l.fiO-) level of tiie Great Boulder Proprietary mine, Kalgoorlte, West
'Australia,, a lode 6. to 10 feet wide i»
being opened, which is said to be the
greatest depth at which tel'.uride ores
have been mined anywhere.
It is authentically reported that the
total output of the La Canauea mines,
Sonora, Mexico, last year was 88,172,
975 pounds of fine copper, 385,518 ouii
cms of silver, ainl $2*2,300 iu."'goid The
management announce that an important increase of production will be made
this year.
The Tombstone Consolidated company, of Arizona, has spent about
?t,UOO,000 during the past year getting
the famous old inining property of
..Tombstone, in shape for work.--'.The
shaft is now down 700 feet, 150 feet
deeper than the old shaft, which was
not touched.
° The annual meeting of the Institute
of .Mining ^Engineers, which was scheduled for British Columbia in the. mouth
of July, with an excursion to Alaska,
has been made impracticable in part
because of the shortage of cars lor the
.excursion.- It may be tjiat further arrangements looking to the carrying nut
wf the original plan may yet" be made.
Cripple Creek operators are individually subscribing the amount' of
money .'.required'to have the geological
-m-vey make another map of the dis
triet. It was estimated by the survey
that the cost would be 87,000, of which
Dainty Spring Blouses
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Mail orders promptly filled. Write for samples.
Embroideries and Laces in all the new designs
April Delineators.   All the latest Butterick Patterns now to hand.
Infants' Robes, Cloaks, Underwear in complete sets.      Children's Muslin Dresses, in white and
colored, in all sizes from 1 to 6 yoars, plain; also lace and'embroidery, neatly trimmed.
Prints, Chainbrys, Muslins, Lawns, Zephyrs, Glngiatps, Nainsooks, Dimities, at very low prices.
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FAITH   AND   A   OAVITY.
Dr, Herbert W. Spencer tells the fol
lowing story of his attempt to corner a
Chr'stlan Scientist: "
"Every time we met* this Scientist
took occasion to scoff at medical science
and to dwell upon the wonders which
could be performed through faith.
"You nro convinced that through faith
you can do anything?" I said to him
one day.
"Yo?," he replied, "Faith will move
mountains"
A week later he wan In my office with
a swollen law due to toothache. "What,
you here!' I exclaimed with feigned
astonishment.
"Oh, doctor " he *nld, "I have suffered aitony all tlnoiiirh the nlirht; I
simply can't stand this pain nnv longer.'"
"Have you tried faith?" I said tn libit.
"You know you told me the other day
that faith could move mountains."
"RnttlilHia a cavlly, doctor; thii Is
a cavity "—New York 'Tlmen.
VAI.UAIILK   FISH   CRKKK   rilOHBTT
The Eva mine ia one of the best developed properties on Fish ereek, and
tlie more work that is done the batter
the property look*
■Supt, Beck recently reported to the
directors of the Calumet and tt. C own
er* of the mine that he had struck pay
nre in Nn. It tunnel. This tunnel was
driven while thn Eva wa* In possession of the London and H, C, who
failed tn locate the ore body and ahan
doned the working* at that particular
fo!n».
Hunt. Beck alway* held the notion
that no could pick tip th* vein In No.
8 and recently put a forconf men at
work with the gratifying renult* muted
Work In No. 8 Is atIII progrtwlnff. and
while the tin* strike doe» not carry the
high values found in some of the other
workings, the oi« li iiilllcleiillv rich lo
mill at a good prnttt.—Itevtlitokt Mill
MRXIIO AND TUK UH..O NT A MM A HI)
The comml««lon on the ullver que*
(Ion ap|K)fiiled hy I'rc*l<Ieut Dial te now
In newton at theCity of Meiico, Tlii«
coininUnloii ban a curiously cn»nio|*oli-
tan nieinber»1iip, md inludeitnaiiy men
of marked ability    For convenience It
anndt hairwas asked from Colorado.
The resurvey seems assured' by tiie
action of prominent inining men of
Cripple Creek.
Rumors are circulated that the
Western Federation of Miners, at t|>e
Deliver convention., which* ia to meet
this month, may adopt measures look-
injr to the unionizing of the Chinese and
Jape employed in aiid around mines
and atnelters of the United States and
British Columbia, The Western Mining World frankly eays it does not believe -Mich n policy will ever bo adopted
by wh'te laborers in thU country.
Too Many Puffs and Pants.
An exchange eays that iii one of the
public schools in a certain town, some
of thu boys had a habit when going up
stairs of puffing and panting as t.houuJi
completely'' tired out. This annoyed
one of 'the lady teachers, and she met a
group of the ,'bojs as they came into
th • room recently and gave them a
calling down. "See here, boys," she
said, "you are making altogether too
much noise, and hei ealter when you
come into tlie classroom, 1 want you to
leave, your puffs and pants down btairs.'-
And she has not found out why the
class laughed
BTHICTLf   HWS1NKSS.
The nd thai pays Iho reader
the i
Powder, Fuse, candles,
Groceries
General fline Supplies
will seldom fail to pay the advertiser
No ono over advertised io success'
fully that he could stop at any time.
When tho public no longer need your
commodity, you will uo loiter need ad
verilHinyr. '
Pear's si.ap hns been advertised 125
yen re and linn not stopped, There is a
moral to this tale.
To found a husinraa on honesty, real
worth and jiidlciou* advejilsing, U to
found it on bed rock.
Advertising Is a matter of self-preservation. If you do not hustle for the
trade tho other iellnw will, and you
iiiti-t keep up with him.
IVrhaps your advertisement would
ho neglected bv a man one week who
the next would he In a mood to rend It
if It were there. Keep up the good work.
Kqnallty and Inequality.
I know 9 man that mostly wiui at
cards I know another mnn that month'
loies. He says It's his luck, All right
I know a man that works hard and Is
gottin' rl"h, and 1 know another that
wot kit hard and la grttlu' poor. He
f.iy.« It's his Iiick. All iC'ht. Call il
luck, I look around and ace folks
moviu' up and mnvln' down, winner*
or lc*er» everywhere-. All link, of
course, but itnce people ran be born ho
different in their luck, where in vour
equality? No, sehl Call your failure
Iwk, nr rail It laiine**, wander around
ihe world, prntrwet all yu' mind to, and
yu'll peine t»ut tne name old trail of Inequality." ^
Collet* Iill0«p.
Of all tbt Idiotic velli that the differ,
ont colleges have formulated, this from
the Syrantae iledlcoe* i» tbe moat
Idiotic: "Well man, tick man, dead
man-•tiff*; Ait 'em np, cut 'em up,
what • the did? llumoron*. tumoioua,
blrtwl a«dgftr4>vHyracii**e tii-wllro-wi.lWH"
The Kdltor's Fate.
, The. editor'sat in hte easy chair, lighting his pipe with his auburn hair. A
lialo.hhoiie over hi.-*, face so fair, but his
knees were out nnd his feet were bare.
He siunr. a song both Ead and sweet
while tlie flies died all around Ins leet,
for he had no grub, in hie.-shop to eat,
and the "round was covered with snow
and sleet. Now, what in tho world wap
the cuss to do? He had eaten the. paste
aiid swallowed the glue; he hadn't a
drink, lie hadn't a chew, and while he
-.tared his whiskers grew. And the
band played on,—Swiped
Glrli Bead Anything.
Girls, is this true? Are you less particular about the kind of books you read
than bnyB? Librarians say so, and further make the claim that you nre more
willing to take whatever is set before
von. Boys, on the other land, have
'decided nniuious m the matter and insist upoiiJiavingJheiiu!)ret«i.etice__j:un^
sidered.	
Go tu CougrcRg.
This is from a I'eniisvlvaiila pnper:
"Young men, don't take Horace Grecly's
advice and go west. Stay at home and
read law and then go into the United
States senate. Sixty-one ef the eighty-
eight members in the upper house are
laVvyers and some ol them not very
gooil ones at that."
Kvldenc-H That Grows Strongor.
Four rolls cf butter are being held as
evidence in San Francisco nsrainst a
man charged with burglary. This lends
the Suisun Courier tu renin rk that this
"Is a cabo where tho evidence ngninst
the accused will become stronger and
stronger ae time goes by."
KASLO
HOTEL
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TIIE LEADING
SUMMER 1IKS0KT
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COCKLE & PAPWORTH
KASLO, B. O.
P. O. Hox SKKl
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General braving: Mining Sup
a.1!a*  mmA Win****** *tmmm*mw»t
patw* «*>*"** fcthrtki,)   a * «M**|rt»*i> %
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Coa I & Wood for Sale
Gale's
Barber
Shop
AND RATH ROOMS
Thc bete ttarfa! RttaMfahmefie In
MIV   m»9*^i^^9Ww9W
Footwear
When you  want the latest styles,
correct shapes, and the best goods,
let us show you our new stock.
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Fashlonoble Headgear
1 lave you an idea of what you
We have hats to fit all ideas.
want in the hat line?
WLadies: Oui' line of Shirt Waists cannot be beat.
Wo  IR.. fl©CTW9 Sandon and Vermon.
HotelSandon
 Pfoneer 'Hoieioi the Slocan '
ROBERT CUNNINO, Proprietor
A Table that is   replete with the
choicest seasonable viands.
Rooms Largo, Airy and Comfortnble.   Special attention to the raining trade.
Po Burn;
Co,
Fresh, Salted and Smoked Fish Just Received.
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Eastern <& Qlympiia Oysters
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Turkeys and Chickens
Sausage of all kinds made fresh every day in the week
CORRECT   FASHIONS
A visit to our Tailoring
Kni|v>rlnm will jjlvo
yoa mii ldc» ol the pre-
vfllling MylM lor Spring
Clothing	
J. R. CAMERON
HEW  AVMNUR.
Tle Filbert Hotel
Bennett & Clark, Proprietors.
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SaAite Bines til ftck * anutt
Best JOB WORK in the Slocan done at THE LEDGE. I    vaaA 8ubi« »t New Otavtr.    [EiuicMiaBuxH M»tnRt., 8*ndon.
Tht Pllhert to now tbe beat hotel (n ttia Sloean.    Tft« Dining Room it coo-
tfuaed oo rtrkuiy rtnrt cJm» prinelplA    Vtm m*j*m »re Urgi,
eonilo.t«ble and properly taken care ot.
ELECTRIC LIGHT, HOT AIR, HODERN PLU/1BINO
EVERYTHING UP-TO-DATE
mmw**9m9*i+0ii0*0iwm
We set the Best Meal in Sandon
Meals, 50c.  Tickets. IT.
Main Street. Sandon. rwr^rigii; iin j im-1 iiwn«w*iMiiA<*iiK¥mMu
ii am■ii'i ifiwm*ii^iiWffiaTg*»ii■*i.in-inmi.miriwiw^Br^
THE LEDUE, NEW DESNVjflR, B. C, MAY U.' 1903.
TenthYeir.
CONDENSED ADS.
[Oomtanaed advertisements, suah as Por Sale
Wanted, Lo*. Strayed, Stolen, Births. Deaths,
Marriagei, Personal, Hotels, Ltatal, Medk«l,etc„
are Iimerted when not exoeedfug *0 words for
35 teniM each inoerlion. Each five words or leaa
over **> words are live oeute additional.!
Notary Fulolio.
EM. 8ANUII.ANDS SANDON. B C
**,,,_ Jff^P Pl£!lc'   Insurance ABe'nt aad
TOTBTis.
. an
Booms
TKKMONT HOUSK, NELSON   , Europe
and American plan. Me.iU, *5 cents. Rool.
from 2c ap to il.  Only white help emnloyed
Nothing yellow about the place except the »rold
in the -ate. MA LONE & TKEGILLUS.
MADDKN HOUSK, NELSOX, is centrally
located and lit by electricity. It is headquarters for tourists and old timers. Miners or
millionaires are equally welcome. THOS.
MADDEN, Proprietor.
THK HOYAL HOTKI., Nelson, is noted for
the etocllence of Its cuisine.  SOL JOHNS,
proprietor.        *,»
TiAKTLBrT H >*OSK, formerly the Clark
P ts the boat $1 a day hotel lu NelMn. Only
while help employed.   G    W. BAKTLETT
ro,irU-tor.
THK   BXOHAXOK, In KABLO, has plenty
of airy rooms, and a bar replete with tonics
and tracers of many kinds.
..PALMER i ALLEN.
THK MAZK, In KASLO,  is  lust the place
for Slocan people to find when dry or In
search of a downy couch.
REUTER & LATHAM.
WATOHBS.
T  O.   MKLVIN,   Manufacturing  Jeweller.
0.   Expert Watch Repairer, Diamond Seller,
Rllf^l*flv*aw       lift.. ..#--...-—   rtt--t..        .
and Engraver.   Manufactures Chains. Locke's
and HI litre*   Workmanship irunrunteed cqum to
any in Canada    ■>->»—' ..--..... -
240. Sandon.
Orders by mall solicited.  Box
OTQARS.
THK CABINKT CIGAlt STOKK Sells
pure Latakla Student's' Mixture. Pace'*
Twist, /'raven's Mixture. Bootjack. Natural
Leaf,nnd manv other kifidsnf Tobacco
O. B. MATTHEW, Nelson, P.O. Box io.
Kootenay Qatidv Works.
J. AiU"5i?,?S£&>i:_ Manufacturing
•Jt   Wholesale Confectioner.      Nelson.
and
B.C
Wholesale   Merohanta.
# Pforp the sun's Kennei i
J    _ HANK   REKLAW \
As soon as die Colonel left for
tbe coast, a ben with feathers and
a loud cakle sought access to bis
boudoir.
She was a family hen,as was evident, from her ability to make herself at homo in any company..
AVe drove her out into the street
again and aga»ny but whenever she
found the street door open she
came into the stock room arid
looked through the crack into the
boudoir where the colonel used to
hang his nighty and other things.
We concluded the critter was not
his kind and so stuffed papers into
the cracks, and drove her into the
street again.
Next day we heard a noise in the
stock room, and on looking in saw
the hen—or rather the tail of the
hen—projecting over one of the
shelves.
She was throwing everything
from the shelf that the Colonel
had placed so tenderly away.
A brace of loaded dice;
Several packs of cards that had
seen service;
Tooth powder;
Bank checks (cancelled);
Pens;
Rubber bands;
A paper of pins,
And a bottle of paragoric for the
baby.
Together with hair pins, garters,
dress shields, and other curios
such as are kept in tlie secret
places of every bachelor's quarters,
as memories of occasions that are
inseparably associated with feminine beauty.  . /■•*
Everything was scratched to the
floor;
'Even,, thc passionate pleadings of
Mary McLine were treated like a
bunch of chips.      .
We set the bulldog on the red-
combed feathered vixen, aiid for
some days kept the street entrance
sloped.
Not to be beaten, the hen sought
a quiet Fpot under the office, and
every day she lays an egg and does
her cackling at our window.
When she brings out her brood
we will start a henery.
Recently in Philadelphia the au-
JbouM^JJscovemd_a^gang«of.uii!.
chins who have for months been
getting drunk on the fumes of gasolene.
There are said to be 2,000 lads
atfdicted to tbe habit in Philadelphia alone.
They tap gasolene tanks where-
evcr they are found /and saturate
handkerchiefs, rags, sponges—anything that will hold the liquid—
and inhale it the same as you would
chloroform.
It acts similar to other intoxicants, and thoeifects last for threi'
or four hours.
Wo havo placed another padlock
on our gasolene house in advance
of the appearance of this article.
HAKK   TWAIN'S   WATKItMKLON.
"Tlio first time," says Mark
Twain, "that I ever ptolo a watermelon—that te, I think it was the
first time; anyway, it was right
along thero somewhere—I stolo il
out of a farmer's wagon whiio h"
was waiting on another customer.
Stole is a harsh term. I with*
drew—I retired that watermelon.
I carried it to a secluded corner of
a lumber yard. I broko it opon
It wns grren-tho greenest watermelon raised in tlio valley that
year. Tlio minute I saw it wan
green I was sorry and !>cgan to reflect. R> flection Im Iho beginning
of reform. If yon don't reflect
when you commit a crime then that
crime is of no use; it might just a*
well have Ixxm committed by some
one else. You must reflect or the
value in lost; you nre not vac ciliated
v  u   m,,,,.,,,. „ lig.iliist committing it again.    I
•L wWKSft SSftyJS^S&SKi'^n to «'fl«*.   * i»M t<» myself:
'Wliatoiiglit a lioy to do who ban
stolen a green watermelon ? What
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ers In Butter. Eggs, Cheese, Produce and
Fruit,Nelson, B.C. «
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fvery Kridii-irsiivert^.r
\Jf  _,. ORIMMKTT. X. TU. B., Barrlxfer,
[Tl.   Solicitor. NotarvPublic.    Sandon, B.C.
Branoh Oflice at New Denver every Saturday.
Insu.ran.03 <5c .Real Estate
JwosrvsiiNT
Lo* for Sale.
MITOHKU, ft CO. Fire
t&„ "^-hn •" Real Estate
Houses to rent and Town
NOTARY FTTBIxEO.
fi S. KASHDAIX, New Penver, B. 0.,
NOTARY PUBLIC.
GENERAL AGENT
Real Rotate and Mineral Claim* forSale CNIms
i*pre«ented and Crown flranlcd.
DBNTISTRY.
jm. MFLLOY.
Rw »iad 17 vmr* ntwrinte* in **
ROSSLAND.
. ,        BO.
.; vmr* ntwrlmea In rfentnl work,*!"*
maV« a •ncaWtv of Gntd Bride* Work.   Visit
made to the Sloean regularly
T T. KKr.T.V. THREE PORKS, dealer In
tf. nrnrerlt*. Dry (hmui*, Efo., Goods Ship-
pM nil over llie Rlowui.
SANr^TARTXTM.
HA|,nMOSi«.WOT *»*«»NOS MA VITA n.
 'J"*.!  Th* most complet* lira • i "I
. , ,,,*,. m* moat complete O C A I TU
on tli* Continent ofNorthAmM-l- fl f A L I n
ca. <*lhmf*M inW't nccnerv tin- nrA A |)T
rl*-»IWfornr»nd<iir. JV-.atl.iir, n CO U n I
rUhln* tnd Exclusion* lo the isinrpuliiidof
Interest, Tnleim-nidlc rminninnit'atloii «li)i itll
twrf-ioftltt world: two mull* arrive and dciwii
every d»y. tis liathes cure all nervrtitf and
miMonlar dtseaiM! IU *r*ter* heal nil Kldi-ev
Liver and Rtomacli Ailments of every name.
The wire of a romul-trln ticket hrtween
New Denver and If sic von, olitsinaMe alt the
rear tntin-i and ifood for*t tiny*. |* »S ti, H«l-
cyo«i Rpring*. Arrow Lake. B. 0.
BiJR,variroR.,	
TOIIV »rel,ATCIIIK,   Dominion and Pm*
t)   vlnrlal Land Surveyor.   Ketmn. n O.
AR HEYLAND. Eflmneorand fmvlrirlnl
,   UndHurvevnr.   KASLO
 PR,tTOH3	
Mall onlew pro ni4lv attended m.
TAILOlts.
*»m *H ciaiiiier
a grassy knoll, there blooms a rare
and richly tinted flower. They tell
us that it is so rarely beautiful that
it may have blushed to life at the
touch of an angel's kiss, and caught
its rosy flush from a burning star.
Beyond the pathless mountains
that lift their blue peaks in the
fading distance, tliey tell us that
there is a charming valley that
drinks tlie diamond dew of morning; aiid bathes in tlie liquid
sunbeams clad in verdure of ever-
lasting green and dotted all over
with flowers of every hue and shade.
Beyond;, tie blue waves of the
pathless ocean they tell us there is
a clime from'which the mellow
Sunlight of spriug never departs;
that it is laden with songs of birds
of note ahd plumage, and peace,
ease and plenty rule the lives of
the people tliat never heard of war
or pestilence.
Beyond the curtain of darkness
that hangs over tbe gloomy night,
there dwells the picture of morning—a picture of fresh, new life—
that seems to wake and move
away the mists, and they tell us
its foreground is Hope and its background is Pleasure.
Be}rond tlie ashes and struggles,
the fears, the disappointments, tlie
bitter trials and the weasing laboi-s
of time, we are taught is Eternity,
whose higher possibilities give
promise to calmer hours and
sweeter rest. —Bob Taylor.
TIUJTII   AN»   WITTICISM.
told the truth
would create
the
an-
If'all men
tears of women
other flood.
Pretty womeu and rich men are
rarely wrong.
A wise woman is never passe.
She crosses the bridge spanning
youth and age with firm step Und
smiling lips. ,,
A. fool bolts pleasure and them
complains of'-moral indigestion.
A girl flushes angrily in hor first
seasoii if a inan stares at'her'too
admiringly; she does the same in
her third if be fails to.
"Women need not consider themselves so marvellously clever*who
wi n men; any woman may do tliat;
they only are clever who can keep
their.
Every man has two personalities.
Tlie one he reveals to women, the
other to men.
~~T<rever~~borro\v 'from"~a~"frienIT
what you can buy from a-stranger.
I would rather face Satan in'his
hottest reception room than a "new
woman with a purpose."
A witticism is that clever thing
you wish you had said, not listened to.
M;>n proposes and woman fore-
rloscB.
Friendship between men and
women is a beautiful possibility, if
begun when both are about eighty.
A cheery woman is the salt of
the earth, and a jolly man the
spice thereof.—Minna T.  Antrim.
A   POOIt   MA NO   LKKT.
A young married lady had jus!
acquired a new coach and a new
footman to match, relates the
Scotch American.
"John," she said one day, "we
will drive out to make a few culls.
But I shan't get out of tho carriage;
you will, therefore, take the ciuhIh
that aro on my dreining table and
leave ono of them nt ouch bouse
we stop at."
* Very good, ma'am," answered
John, and ho ran up stairs to fetch
the cards.
After thoy had driven about a
o msiderablo time, and cards had
been left nt a  largo  number of
houses, the lady remarked: "Now
we must call on the Dales, the
Fromptons and the Clarks."
"We can't do it!" here broke in.
tho footman in alarm: "I've only
the ace of spades and the ten of
clubs left."
' Sectlonbogs'g Letter to Koadmaster.
Duff, Ark., Jan. 20, 1902.
Mr. P. J.  Moiiarty,  Koadmaster
St. Louis and Arkansas Railway,
Eureka Springs.
Dear Koadmaster: Your sad
but welcome letter in regard to the
wrecking of the band car was received and in reply "to the sad
affair will say: The day before yesterday along came engine No. 45
on train No. 45 with 45 loads running 45 miles au hour and struck
hand car No. 45 in section, 45,
knocking it 45 feet into tbe air and
breaking it into 45 pieces in less
than 45 seconds. Please send mo
my 45 dollars 'jjjuid- 45 cents and I
will be 45 miles away from Duff
inside of 45 minutes, Yours in
sorrow,". Thomas Kelly,
Foreman, Sectioii Noi 45.
IN   THK  SI'IKITUAL   BUSINESS.
A local hotel man claims to know
personally every traveler on the
ro;id who stays at his house. The
other morning a clergyman arrived
DISSOLUTION  OK   PAKTNK1C8HI1'.
Notice is hereby givon tliat the
partnei>-liip heretofore existing between
us, tho undersigned, as guiiernl mer
chants in the Citv nf Sandon, in the
Province of British Columbia, bas been
this dny dissolved   by mutual consent ■
All debts owinjr to the said partner
ship are to be paid to Albert
Itnss, nt bis store at Sandon, B. C , nnd
all claims nirainst the said partnership
are to be presented to tho Raid Allien
Una-, by whom the same must bosettled
Dated at Saiidon, B C , this 27th day
of April, 1903.      .
'X ■       M niprf'i 5 Albert Ro«.
Witness: J. P. McInsin.
NOTICE.
TO DELINQUEXT CO-OWNERS.
TO I. F. ARMSTBOXO, admlnlilMtor ofthe
eobiteof Martin Miin-liison, or to whomsoever
he nn v h.ive transfer id tlio Interest of JUitin
Muivlils'ii. dfe-eased, In the "WHiner" and
•'Ivaii"' mineral claims, situated on Goat
mountain one- half mile north of New Denver,
SIocaii Milling Division.
I V'tiU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that Ihnv*
1*1 expended WOft (X) In labor mid improvement*
■ttpoirtlie-iKbwe innnf innefi riiiiicrfti WHilliFTlltiiJT
the pro visions of the MlMerui Act, lietw. v,u .Murch
SHth.liKi2.axl Maid! 28th, 19(13. and If within
ninety diiy* from the date of this notice vo**
fall or refuse to contrllmte your iiroiiorllonof the
ulxve nicmloiicd Hum, wliich u now due, to-
irelher with all costs cif advertising, your interest
In the said claim will liecome the pro|*rty of lh»
uniloiNltrncd. under Section 4 of an Act en-
titled-Ail Act tn Amend the Mineral ActllKiO."
Dated ttt New Denver, B. C. this 7ih d iv uf
Mny, Id a M. E. YOUNG.
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS
BIOUNTAIN C1IIKP Mineral Claim
Situate lu the Arrow Lake XIInliiR Division nf
Wet- Kontc-i-av Dutrlct Where located-
o i Ciin > on Creek about two miles Irom the
Junction w thCarrtl'OoCreek,
T\KE NOTICK 'Hint I. A. n. Ifcylitnd.nuvnl
forl'.-lcrMi-Doiiald,lf.M.«MI3.'SiiS. Kllon
MclXiniwId, V. M. U. IUW0, Waller Ross. K.
M.C   410.13, Intend.   Ixty days f r in tho dnli-
hiTi'/ir. to aoiilv  to thu Mliilnir Recorder foi
ncertltU-ute of Improvements, for llie pui-nosti o)
nhtaliilnir n crown Kraut of n,(. aiiove claim,
And further tako notice that action uuder See
37 must lw commenced hefore the Issuance of surh
certilieate of linnrovements.
Dated this (4ili dny of Kehmnry. A.D. lira.
A. K. IIEVLAND,
NOTICE.
TO DELINQUENT OOOWNKR.
To J.M. v. IIKN'KI UM, or to whomsoever hf
mny  hnve irnnsf«rrcil his Inlircst in llie
i:ro«sfell m'ueral clslm sllusled Mt ih« JidhiI
of Rlitht Mile rrvek, SUtiaii MiningDivMo...
Wn»t hooiaimy District, It C.
V tSW. snd esch of von. stwltntvhy imtlflnt thsi
I    I Imve  espcuded Ihe sum of 'Ml? to In
IsW and Improvements unon lha sUove tisn-
Honed mineral clnlm nud«r Ihe provlslom nl
the Mineral Act, and If. within ninetv dav.
fr on the ilulc of this nolle*, vou full „r r«fii«<» I
-otilrlhiitfi vour imrtton of sll.ueh cxi>nndllure«
«moiiiiiliut»-*lKhty-twodol'ars»nd»ltty c*
«li'ch is now due, fotrelher with sit c««s of
KOOTRNAY RAHiWAY A NAVIOA-
TION COMPANV, UNITED.
OPERATING
INTKRNATIONAI, NAVIOATION A
TRADING COMPANY UMITKD
KARLO A SLOCAN RAILWAY.
UM n m. htr.  KASLO Ar. Mt, p m
11:25 * in An. HANDON l.v l.-O) p. tn.
INTERNATIONAL NAVIOATION A
THAHIUG i-*Mi t\t* i, i.ou i t.t»
XAW.QliT.L.VM IUjU'IL
would <ieorg<» Wiwliiiigtoii do, tho
father of  hln country, the only
American who could not tvll n Hot
What would Iio do? Thero In only
ouo right, high, noble thing (or
ti boy to do who ban stolen a witter*
melon of that clana—ho om*t make
roititntlon; he tntml refttore that
stolen  property  to   iU   rightful
owner.'   I  wild   I would do  Jt
When I made that good resolution
i ten it to tie a noble, uphltlngl
uuiijiAtum.   i tnm up mpirttuitiiy
stronger and refrceheu.   I carried
ft:»>a.m.Lv. NR!i%r»K An.lATtp.m 'that watermelon badr—>wIm! waa
«:I0it m ar.  KASUl Lv. »:H&fi m. jleft of it—nnd rcntored it to the
^ Tli Vein iwlil t« all furls ot tb** Voitt-A tnrtner, an<l niiide Wm  etee mp n
•"^ *^_l **'*»* *»* Hr**! northern i riiie one in ita place.   Now you me
*   . -f    "T^ * "."•■•       ,  tliat thia connUint imnaft of crime
^For further partJenlan eull on or ail |||po|| erJ|1H, ^ects voo againut
ROBERT IRVI.VO, Htmngrr. Knsln. i further commlaaion of crime,   fl
 build* you up.   A mau can't be-
ATUHtlC STEAMSHIP TICKETS ri^£^^JSl2
ta i9*i tnm \Ur99aa9 pnteU «toOia««*t \nm. \mt ^V(»rr J|Mfw h^P«."
md 4,uiiU'k4i4 Uu***.    Ap^iy   lm taAint Aim • '
nma.mktmimt t*U mtmrmattm m aayC.
Can't
make us
quit
In a short time we will
be Imtallod In tho rono
vated Clever Block, with
everything new, flm
elNM, and ap to date, In
OertV Parnlihings and
Groeerlea, Boot* and
Shoe*, and Mining Sup-
rillta 9te     tnih» rnnt***
t.tnw mm 9M *\\ orAetr]
" from our warehootw*.
tty c*»nt«
 <«sof «d
vertUInir, your Intsrcul In the si id chlm will
liccnma th« pro|<«rtvof th« iindsrsluiwd miller
**ecl*.Mi i of mm A<-ieiiliil»l "An Act to amend
theMltsrnl Act itso"
|)ii(«l at ivttlo, n 0, this Wh day of March.
VIM"*. IIOIIKIIT KWI.N.
NOTICE.
V«mCK Is Inrehy ylvsn lh»». ihiny iUy»
i% stlirdntel I l(iidtOH|>(ily to lli» Honor,
al<li> the Chief (y<imnil-t«l<tiicr of l.smN nml
Works for ■ si«eUI llicnro tn cut snd cirrv
nwsv timlwr from th* fo'biwlnir dswrliird irnr'i
of Iuul. »llimii"t on the smith side ul Huinmll
I.i lis imi the NsUusp mill Mocati Kail way, com-
nuMtf.ntiitft 1**1 nurkrd " U O.-X. w. t:.»»
|itsiiiii|ons*«halfitill««o«illi of A W- Klnvknd's
|atot, snd altrtit ((«W| tumi Itm kmi-Iiiici or
nrnrf Hommll Mh*. IhciH-a ••oiti r>i dislu*.
it»ne«*»t«t Mehalns, llunr* north utrhilos.
thii.r*) iv*h to elMliat in  mt t ,*4 t-,.<m,mmt"
"¥l,t' .
Italjd »t Xtw Drarar, 00 tha Ulh day ol
M*rrh.i»4.
M. OlNTZDUItlER.
NOTICE.
on the train and while registering
his name tlie hotel man inquired,
"And what line do you travel
for?" "Oh, I'm in" the spiritual
line," replied the clergyman.
Thinking he was a liquor traveler
engaged in selling Spirits, the host
immediately asked, "Say, isn't it
hell how gin's goine; up lately ?"
Lean Over Jost a Little.
An exchange tells a horrible tale
about a young lady who thought,
lessly jerked her head back to keep,
from being kissed and broke her
heck, and didn't get kissed either.
It's a terrible warning to girls not!
to jerk. In f«»ct 'twould be better
to lean over a little.—Clarksvillo
Times.         A
Try to Pull Her Through.
Telegram from a married man to
his doctor: "Mother-in-law at
death's door; come at once and try
to pull her through."
An ordinary piano contains a
mile of piano wire.
HENRY'S NURSERIES
ROSES, BULBS,
RHODODENDRONS,
FRUIT & ORNAMENTAL TREES
GREENHOUSE and HARDY PLANTS.
HOME   GROWN &   IMPORTED   GARDEN,
FIELD AND FLOWER SEEDS.
BEE HIVES AND SUPPLIES
. We have better stock than ever, and yon
will save .money by buying direct. My new
Catalogue will tell yon all about It. Mailed free.
M. J. HENRY,
S009 Westminster Road. Vancouver, B. C
WHITE LABOR ONLY
G. AW. GKIMMETT,
C. r R. Time Inspector.
SANDON, B.C
RELIABLE ASSAYS
Gold 1.751 Gold and Silver. .Moo
Lead    .7ft I Gold.silv'r.copp'r l.M
Samples liy mail receive prompt attention.
Gold and Silver Refined and Bought
OGDEN ASSAY CO
1723 Arapahoe "*.,   Denver, Colo.
Claim
Is now published
in Vancouver.' The
price is still $1 a
year to any part of
tho world. Send
in your orders and
address all letters to
R. T. Lowery
Vancouver, B. C.
H. GIEGERICH
Staple and Fancy
GROCERIES
Agent for
GOODWIN  CANDLES
GIANT POWDER
AINSWORTH
SANDON
J. K. CLARK,
MINES
and MINING
Reports, Examinations and'BIanage-
ment.
NEW DENVER,   -   B.C.
fA NAD IAN
^pACIPIC
Through bo.k!ng8tq
The Yukon
and Alaska
S.S. "Princess May" will sail fiom
—Varieouveroff^Apru^zSd'aTTd'May"
3d and abtut every ten days
thereafter, furnishing direct
through service to Skagway and
all northern points.
Bookings to all points east and wctt
at lowest rates.
Reduced
Settlers' Bates
DATE  OF SALE  EXTENDED  TILL
June 15 th
Kor time tobies, rales and complete Hifortna>
lion apply of local atreut. ur-
A. H. LEWIS, Rai'don Ain-nt,
J. 8. OARTKIt. E. J COYLE.
D. I'. A..Nelson,B.C.       A.O.l'.A., Vancouver
Sfgiish spring soils
Prices for prompt selling.    I have marked medium and
high-grade suits so low that there can't possibly be any
9
argument regarding prices.    The best time to buy is at
present, for the styles aro still unbroken.
I am quoting prices on Groceries away down. Leavo
your order for tho month of May. Delivered to any part
of Sandon fre« of charge.
ALBERT ROSS. Sandon
^ Newmarket Hotel
*9t^9**^**9*WW^W^4
9tA i .-* 4*41.4*   4.94*.   I    ..
- f'ttVf ftmrnwiiwAimtt nt
9»*4*,4, (ttmmi I
J. B. SMITH & CO.
tettti uenvtr, IS, U
9>t,tl.**
A   19 tlti
iViwaa.t'iw <* k.mi»i i.ivvuva. Ui cut aiut »atf»
»*w«*¥Um'*Tf»<mll>* foRowttitr 6-ai- ll««luact
i,tUi*tii tVmwasHiif MtM ntantat ahuut
m*i' iiiiiill»tttiM m,w*. itmatt aa mmi,>h * mititHttiuU
Alttt&m from thai wOlapm tm On* }fnkn*nA
HUwaii lUilway. atkni J.J.OllUhxii'* M W.
corner," itiime* nofth *o rn*m«, ih we mo **
t i-l,.,*ti*  ♦In.ttftt ti,>rf»i «n  f-htlfn    H,,,,,r...  .,..,«. m
j tAnitia tn tlie Jmlut ol c'liiiinciK'i'HUMit
OitMt at RoMwfj*-. Mom* twh, i*r%
Sl.S.CAl.hAlWg.
9f*A*9i*t-
WM» r.
«OCl.   «MK)t)K»VR.
o. ft. 0AKR*rr,
A9   in   vm   Aitmmt   ^_*m_W ITkMl&VWt *
cumtu^. o. * » Atn wm^« I pli»B »»reaiu, jiust over tbe «lge of
Deyonil thi* Ix^utiful antl rip*
If _ * m *9 m ta
Order your
summer
suit now
Gall ami *ee my stock of 8ulttngi.
F. P. LIEBSCHER, fiWKl
NOTIOE.
I   m m (%**> 1>miml9t»o9tt ot Utult ink
wwttm.tm*m*'*a IM**** tn m% at**i tatrt
liDitiy liiulm fiuiu..tlw !TaUu«I*uM U<t«lu{ l^»i,*i.
OiiiuiiciiHitf fcl a tir«ttiiai1iad"L OnlUl.crV"
•AmmAwmt*. R. fta-ttaaCMMif «mmt, about
nn* mAtt wrnlm «f tfc» tt *all» **.-» im i%* X»*k *8.,r,
* *?o*a* m-nny tlame-t tm* t*V'ti,*h,*,o»M*-
iiiuthtitmina. tbeitee *«U t»i rtun-ua. th*u*r»
uttth *~. ttmam t* r»*«.» *•* tmkwwwtttmiii.
ii«i*«l al Utmrtmtty, H C-. Uittl uh |..t
UOALUUUtKH.
jpftl IKW D(BWff offer* » ploaw.it aubatitutofor
1 I   'u>m*, Ui ^imti w 'm travel.   It it nituatpr! on the,
Imjt  shore of l4tke Slocan, the moat beautiful lake in
-™1™   nil America.   From ita balconies *ml windows
can be seen tbe grnmlcat scenery upon this continent.
Ths Internal arrangements of the hotel are the reverse I
to telephone, all the rooms being plastered, nnd electric:
Fw\ oeJis at tao head of every bed make it easy for the dry *
y*y moments tn the moiiiing.^-*c*UKJKJK.tc»tjK.fCjs '
£-*£      The brat and cheapest meals In the country are
nfi to be found In the dining room.   Tlio house is run up*
^ry ou mMoiopolitati principles, and the nrmneetor with his \j
padc is just as welcome as Ute millionano with his roll. *"
Every guest receives the best of care and protection.
The liquors aro the best In the Bloctn, and the
wrm hotel has long been noted for its fish and game dinners,
nan      This Is the only flrvt-claas honse in the Locerne of;
W North America.   One look at the landlord will con* I
vincc auy atiati^i &h»l ihe iteoite mre at tb* \**t t|»»W
I ity.   Rooms reserved by telegr«ph.csci<j«jct4jct
HCNRV STEOO,  Pf»prtttor«N#rv##x«*N#^

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