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Volume XL, number '•>.
NRW DENVKR, R. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1903.
Price *2 a \ear."in Advance
Cowcry Eoops the Drdo
The rush to Poplar still continue
and every time the ancient steamei
Nelson pulls out for Lardo it i.
flush with freight and passengers
for the new gold camp. STervous
people believe that the steamer
Nelson is getting too old to navigate the live waters of Kootenay
lake, but while the C. P. R. enter
tains a different opinion the public
may as well save their wind. The
other day while approaching Pilot
Bay the old craft shook dice with
the breeze until half the crowd
aboard loosened the fillings in their
teeth with trembling. One rosy-
faced Nelson merchant became
deathly sick and Doc. Brewer's
remedies would not hold his stomach in place. Several terror stricken silvery-faced Nelsonites confessed to the writer that they had
voted for Sid Taylor, but promised
that if they got ashore dry and safe
they would never do it again. We
gave them a nip of bliss froin a
black bottle that we had found beside tlie grip of an egg merchant.
From tlie rye face they made over it
we were lead to believe that it was
Tory whiskey. However, it braced
them up until the good ship quit
iirting with Davy Jones. During
-the—little—episode—some—of—the
wicked said their prayers while two
©r three delinquent subscribers paid
us their back dues with apologies
for their bashful natures. At the
sluff table on the bar deck the chips
rolled amid the nicotine etchings
•n the floor and one of the players
frogged out of his turn from thinking about the drink he would lose
if tlie water dinked the boat and
put Frank Brewer adrift on a
ahampagno cork while his stock of
joy producers slowly sank to the
bottom in search of a fish picnic.
One excitable chap roared that he
did not want to go to hell in an old
tub. Up to that time we thought
that Lardo City only had one name.
However, the tempest booh pinched
out and by the time we woke up
Ainsworth with our whUtle every
chap on board was eating a six-bit
dinner and telling how the play
came up, while the C. P. R. was
cussed from Rod a to hock for what
we considered a pleasant break in
the usual monotony of the voyage
from Nelson to Kaslo.
The effect of a cinch is  plainly
*een in tho way the C. P. R. treats
Its customers In the Lardo.     Passengers getting oft the lioat at Lardo frequently walk into tho   water
owing to the way   In   which   they
kave to reach tho ears  from  the
warehouse.   The lights are so dim
that a firefly would not feel ashamed
of their  competition, while every
official is dumb and  cannot  toll
strangers to beware of the  drink.
The night we passed   up the  Hue
two passengers camped in the aqua
piira.   The first  was  a  clerical-
looking personage  with  only  an
umbrella for baggage.   He stepped
into three feet  of  the  lake,   and
tame out with a faded curse upon
his Ups and two   feet clinging  to
twks that stuck   to  him   Hke  n
sucker to an ace in tho hole.     In
the car ou the way to Poplar he mt
in stoical ml«ery for he dare not take
bis boot* off for fear of flashing the
Intelligence that his socks were not
eligible for Noah's craft when  it
ran on the high   seas just before!
thc boom  struck  Mount Ararat.!
i ue oilier ctiap was a man of  un- j
ui-etuMis pruiHjfituiint anu!  a  gentie-i
manly and dignified presence.   He}
went into tht drink it ith mch totxis
that Ida dignity waa thrown  into
convulsion**.     With   irne   Briti»h
mint it he -commenced to nwim  although only in three feet of water.
A judicial gentleman came to his
rescue and in a moment he wan on
planka firma.   He was wet to tbe
collar and certainly got it in  tht
neck.   Un the way to Poplar lie removed his parmwt* arid dried out
t*p to date the €. P.   IL   has  not
arrested him for decent  exposure.
Both of tbem men were eober, and
the C. P. R. should reimburse them
for the shock to their nerve centres,
and the damage to tlieir clothes, to
say nothing about the horrible torture of being joshed by every fiend
in the land about walking on the
water.
It is true that corporations have
no soul, and also true that Canada
and the Canadians were created for
theC. P. R. For months the
world has talked about Poplar,
and thousands of people have
visited the camp. The town at
present has five hotels and about
fifteen other business houses but
the C. P. R. has not even a shed, or
a telegraph instrument in the burg.
Freight and baggage are dumped
in the rain while passengers use
the s'lelter o" trees for a waiting
room. When the people tap the
right brand of wisdom they will
not stand for such treatment. It
costs a dollar to ride 23 miles from
Kootenay lake to Poplar, and the
train officials are courtesy personified, b'lt they have no vaccine that
will prevent Jprofanity or keep
sugar dry when it is set out in the
rain. No wonder that the citizens
of this yellow metal camp hail the
coming of a newspapQr that will
putmT5hot7in*everj^roek~that—obstructs the progress of the town.
Next year Poplar promises to be
the greatest mining camp in British
Columbia, and the writer will give
his reasons for it just as soon as his
flag swishes in the gold-touched
ozone of the wonderful Lardeau.
was accompanied by Rev. A. C
Courtice, D.D., of Vernon, late of
Toronto, editor of the Christian
■Guardian. Mr. Roberts will spend
a couple of weeks in New Denver.
Miss Lillian Davis, who, as a
member of the Mclntyre camping
party which spent a few week" in
New Denver this summer, and
whose gaiety won so many friends,
underwent an operation for appendicitis at   Revelstoke last  week.
Misses Sutherland and Patton
gave a very happy entertainment
in Bosun Hall on Monday evening.
They are talented people and give
a performance that is in every way
first-class. They are billed to appear at Randon Fridav evening in
the Auditorium.
The Fisher Maiden is preparing
to ship extensively this winter.
In recent months the force has
been reduced, and has been confined to development work. Immense ore reserves have been
blocked out and will produce heavily when stoping begins.
A fire scare caused some excitement in town Monday evening.
Shortly after 7 o'clock a small blaze
was discovered in the kitchen of
the Sherran house. It was extinguished by a bucket of water. An
industrious mouse in a match box
caused the excitement.
a cost per ton-mile of 8.9 cents. A
Pteam traction engine eon haul 20
tons of coal and can travel 20 miles
in eight hours. The cost for this
eight hours' service is $10—S5 for
the driver, $2.50 for fuel and
maintenance, and S2.50 for supplies
and maintenance of wagons. This
gives a cost per ton-mile of five
cents. In both cases the time occupied in returning empty is allowed
for. At the present time there are
are said to be about 12 engines and
70 wagons employed in freight
transportation, and mainly hauling
coal.
MINING   RECORDS.
SLOCAN    DIVISION.
LOCATIONF.
-Hunminpr Bird, n f Carpenter ck, Wm
Sandon Tm$ Cropping
1 LQGAL 6R0PPINGS \
Mrs. Henry Stege is visiting her
sister in Spokane.
Bob Johnston is confined to the
hospital at Vernon.
Mm. I. M. Williams returned
from a trip to the coast last  week.
H. Byrnes will return from Enderby for a brief stay in New Denver, on Friday.
Work at tho Lorna Doon is going ahead steadily, and ore is being
taken nut for shipment.
J. J. Cameron having sold hte
hotel in Poplar intends to enlarge
and improve his hotel at Lardo.
In Nelson Black Jack is something like scidlitz powder. You
have to take it with a blue  paper.
C. R. Simpson and wife lety for
Los Angeles on Monday. They
will engage in the poultry business
there.
Bill Ferguson came down from
Lititlo City Ut Nelson the other day.
The steamer required very little
steam on the voyage.
In Poplar, "Parson" Smith ha*
lost his plug hat. He prnlttbly
rented it for rooms during the recent rush to that town.
W. B. Young and family returned from I^einon creek thi*
week, where Mr. Young ha* spent
Silver j 'imped to 60| on Tuesday.
Slocanites who can hang on to a
good prospect, and do a little development work as the moments
fly, will jump higher than that
when the full tide sweeps over us.
An ounce of steady drilling is worth,
a ton of bine ruin prophesying.
Let the glad ring ofthe drill drown
the dull croak of the sorehead.
The C.P R. has more traffic over
the S. & N. branch than it can
handle. There seems to be no
power on earth able to induce the
great tow-ocpus to get there any
f-astcr than a walk. Under certain
conditions turpentine has been applied to quicken traffic, with astonishing results; but the only recourse that seems to be open to the
good people of the Slocan is a season of prayer,
The Knights of Pythias held the
first meeting in their new hall,
Clever block, on Monday evening.
Itis, without doubt, the making of
one of the handsomest lodge rooms
in the Province, and the members
of the local lodge are preparing to
make No. 22 the banner ♦ lodge of
Kootenay. The hall will bo formally opened by a fraternal gathering on Monday evening, Nov. 2nd,
when thero will be present Grand
Lodge officers, Supreme Representative! and officers and members of
Sandon, Nelson and other Kootenay lodges. Following the fraternal opening a few weeks a public
opening will be held, particulars of
which will be given later.
UAVMIHOS'H M.t,MIKITY 00.
Following is a correct list of the
votes polled for Davidson and
Hunter:
Sent 5
Moir.
Ii—Snowstorm, Carpenter ck, J O B Weiler.
lS-Whlstler; Cody ek. Bruce White.
Empire, Gout Mt, Florence M Aylwin.
18—Silver Star fr, near Sandon, B N White.
21—Jack, bet Sandon and Tributary cks, Dan
Brand* m.
22—Pilgrim, 3 miles ne of Silverton, A Mitchell
23 -El-pin. Payne mt, W R Will.
26—Ridgeway, Carpenter ok, Geo Falrhairn.
28—Teresa, Dolly Varden int. Jno H Cory.
Rio Fr, Best Basin, Phil Corrinnn.
Nightlnpale, Mon-lt-l^Basin, J T Foley.
ASSESSMENTS.
Sept 1—We One. 2-Quccn, Forest, Wild
Rose fr. 4—Glenore. 3-Ptamcrpaii. 8-Second
Extension, GilinIter. Bospliorus. LW. y— Robin,
Bee Bee. Dardanelles Fr. 10—Satisfaction. 12
Wide Awake, Wake Up. 11—Prince, Blake,
jtC«ney,BeU,.Henrietta.-4i-«iLea,-Dixe}^-E!!l8e,,
Wllmer fr, Amazon, Baldwin, V fr 21-Sir
Kitchener, Carlton. IM-Bed Mountain fr, St
Joo. ; ,:
THANRFERR.
Sept U-Glenore. i, Wm O Roarer to W O Clark
Sent'.i.i: 2H0-
!)—Glenore, J, Chas French to Wm G Roger,
Sept 8, mi*.
14- Mary Durham, lS-iW. Alps,}. Snow-flake, \,
Rubv. 1 it, I'urgeveruiice, 1-0. Andrew Jacobsoii
to Bertha AiiRrlifnmi.SepB.
1.1—Wllmer fr, J, Donald McLitclilan to W K
Young. Apr *2.
F.iriium, Carrii-k, Erin, Earl, lielliunount, \
each, Philip Moore to Steve,MMvecklv, Sep U',
iSin.
tf-Fiu-num. Earl, littllaintmt. Erin and Car-
rick. J each, Philip Moore to Paul Slniltz, Sep is,
t'tlHI.
SLOGAN   CITY    1JIVISION.
LOCATIONS.
AugSt-Alllsim, l.etm.iiek. J M M Beiiedum.
Ernest. Lemon ck, W A Harvey.
2il—Peerless, Lemon clc, .Ins MelH-y.
Sliver Cross, Robson ck, J I) Reid.
Knt-fcleen, Iht n f Lemon. H Lowe.
SH-Wi-UhvIII. Ten Mile, W Thompson.
W-i'nlfttmuMth » f Lenmii, W T Xhntford.
Cerllla H, till s f Iveinon, 11 A Shalford,
Sl-JIm nnd Jack, last'»f Lemon, Gill Flnkle
and Tom tlentoii,
Joe Chamlierlnln. divide lnt Ten Mllo and
Kprlnifcr cks, J M M lleiieiluin.   „
Sep»~Clinr|p» A llurllmrt,east of Slocan lake,
C A Hiirllairt.
Gear*-* S I!ar|ier, cant of Sloean lake, Joe
Haulier.
3-J A K, Union ck. J 11 Foley.
ti-Onl'len, Alpine ok. K li lUinlop.
U-nhrk Hllilum, Lemon ck. Isaac Robinson.
Ir.m Cap- Ten Mile C A Kirkwood.
12-Two llMher* fr, 2nd n f Union, A K
Teeter,
l»ot> u' Link, n f Hprlniwr ck. l> Mcl'hcntoii.
Providence i f Ten Mile, Al Wllil».
Reliance,» f Ten Mlli-,0 MclNclmll.
lH-Fanny ItulMt.f, Unvm ck. J lVarln.
fuse, fJiM'fnn rk, M 1. Ileindimi.
Stub. Dayton ck. .1 M M Beiiedum.
JI-ltc<l Jacket. Twelve Mllf. T H IMn-toii.
|!>-M .,i;!it.iilii fiat, divide 1*1 Mint rsl and
Umoncks, || H .li.riii'l
ai-Sli|« l.lii« fr. adjolulnit own, OA Kirk-
wind
tt-UiuU-: and Haute*, sprliiinr ek. K l'rtr
Vi'itt.
Si*-MI*«>urt itr.sriiil n f Lem iirI., Hinth Cam-
tte.tt.
Sl-l'tlpple Slick fr, ItoUmi I'k.C* Vlcled.
M-Culi fr. n f Hi'iln/er, I' Ainfil*.', on
;«).,.U,,n».||,»',SkllniKr i-k. tint I'.ivne.
Dr. Milloy was in town this week.
Bruce White and wife are in
town.
P. H. Murphy is off on a trip to
Nelson:
Miss Moir is visiting friends in
Nakusp.
Col. Brayton bought the Stein
building this week.
J. M. Harris returned from
Spokane this week.
Mr. Potter, manager of the Blue
Bird came in this week.
Harry and Martin Cain drifted
back from the territories.
Mr. Steele has taken charge of
the books in the office of J. M.
Harris.
Government inspector of weights
and measures Parker was in town
this week.
Mrs. F. J. Donaldson returned
on Friday from a prolonged visit in
California.
Archie McDougald was caHed
home this week to the bedside of a
sick sister.
McLeod & Thompson, leasees of
iiii
(.'on,
a car of
Hi*tan CUt.
Wii.l.w....
the Hummer, developing the Xniifen j Knur?*!*1'
group. -"*'*"'
Hunter
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A HUpper waa given by the I^die*'
Aid lant Thnmlay evening to Mrc.
Chas. Strickland, on the eve of hei
departure for Enderby, where »he
haa gone to join her husband in
Ill-til   UCH   ilUMie,
Keep your eye open for float.
It in  Lowery'*   contribution  to
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Am/ *.'   Oraplilc Lucky M.
rttKioiiTiMo  in   wirrit   Atnic*
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fr. ;'» i1iin»ilin{Ho-i'fr.iiiiil Red li-m-lr'»)i-
HiilTnl." H--tff»iiiUpl. .Mi--. K'.ttliern LiirM.
Vutll**       it  -I'Mil*1    l>."h,l>.-i'i    fri/i    -In."
Uvir Franklin. A»t«>" .V«> t. Iln-mwi*.*!. Will. t.
(*.'(,« 1 -S{«ruUt-r. IHf»-t lti'»l.-'«.«-I.H.t|.I!-
RtK'k, iMiwiti M. S Wiiliskl. Venn*!. Hut i
Wi.mL i Zlpfr » ■ P-nnnlit f vrt,. n»k«'n.
Minnie Mil". Mnriiim-iMtiiwer. V'» ■V-itnc U
Julml. HIvewMei't ,vmj, AnHimr- '* yr*,, Ala-
tiMNt*il»r». H-WhlH1 l*l"<" «"« l»»'» v>*
♦e«eti *vr.i IH—HIiMwn T*f**»tr. frn-MiVr
( IfcuiMrr.   ll~(ir.at  W«*t*r«. tMninton. t.i»m|.{ *j».n j^,!
"the Mountain
ore this week.
All the boys returned from the
coast fairs this week, well satisfied
with the outing.
Pete Nelson, one of the boys at
the Payne, left the past week for
Priest River, Idaho.
A Sandonite suggests that the C.
P. It. cancel a trip so as to catch
up with the time table.
Sandon is without a laundry, but
this does not take any of the
starch out of its citizens.
W. J. McDonald and wife are
occupying the house lately vacated
by Dr. Gomm,  on  Paradise alley.
Albert Ross is getting ready for
the holiday trade. He will tell us
about it in an ad, when he is ready.
Donald MeLaughlin, father of J.
D. McLaughlin, died in Glen
Nevis, Ontario lat»t week aged K4
years.
Mrs. Jack Dempsey and child
returned to Sandon on Monday.
They fpent thc summer at Snohomish, WohIi.
The leasseH of the Democrat have
laid in the winter's Riippliea and
will push work aH fast as possible
on the property.
Wm. Hood returned to Sandon
from Okanagan pints this week.
Ue will take a hand in the roaring
game this winter.
Work has been suspended at the
Wonderful owing to the excess of
surface water. Operations will lw
resumed when the winter opens.
.lurk O'Dmmell. .lap King. Billy
Ki'lliin, .loi- I'aliiu'r. Mickey Mona-
yhan and many other old-timer*
ore prospiHting in the Poplar district.
j I he MX-ial thin (Thuixlayi eve-
j 11I114 in the Heading Hooins willlw
I devoted largely to ♦•liuice M-lernuli*
I by lwal talent, a good programme
Ix'ing provided.
Mr. Grondian, of the Alamo concentrator, is confined to the Miner'*
tin.ni  Hospital with a flight ill
Three carloads of merchandise
are being unloaded for Mtgaw's
this week and Manager Ritchie
and staff are doing the work of an
engine of 'steen horsepower, double
acting, quadruple-duplexed, choke-
bored, pica-fed with pigs feet and
sourdough and worked automatically with automobiles, flying machines and machine guns—in short,
they are busy.
John A. Morgan had an experience the other day that he will not
soon forget. He had been imbibing
too freely, and was employed to df)
a job of tinning at the American
Boy. The American Boy is a long
climb from the bar, and Jack could
not stand thc strain. On the way
back to town be began to see things,
and his companion went back for
help. When he returned to the
place where Morgan was left, he
was not thero. A searching party
found him that nigh tin the vicinity
of the Cody ball grounds; he hail
them still.
SLOCAN    OKK   SHirKBXTS
The total amount of ore shipped from
the Slocan and Slocan City mimHg
di virions for the year 1902 w»h, approximately. 30.000 tons Since January 1
to^ctolJ^^107l9037thT5hipments_liavc"
been as follows:
Week-
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Hondliolder ,	
Homin	
Mine Bird	
Cripple titlck	
liuvtnii	
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KnterprUe	
Kislier Maiden...	
Hartney 	
Hamilton 	
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Idaho    (hi
Iviuilioe   ....
Lnekv Jim	
Mercury    tl
Mniiltiif .,    ao
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Ottawa 	
I'nync      44
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Sliver Gliliice.
Siii-prli*	
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LOCAL   FLOAT.
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Traction engine* in South Africa!
Chrmtma* literature And in more or »'«i*»"B employed in *evcr»l ea«w
less of a hummer.    It will be sent for hauling coal from the  railway
tn  .,,i|.  tinfl   ,,t li.n  ,,.,,.1,1     ..... ' tA *Ln  tntrw.n   ,,.^.?»,1.   V	
.        U  '•   '     ' '♦»•'.•"- f- __   - -      ""•  '
ceipt of fifty centa.
iimi iyt*„ i*t i wiiiiiii-r. Ai.'iUi, AitH'i i*. iii*
Mi'-.tHUtun It. Uii'\ I'lii.ifti. ;'H l>ui.ili,i
Kvef,ld*rMi»rfr S'o!>, K-^y „t Kiln fr .* -*K»IU
ittrat. Krl Klnif   r»- *»»»»-i«f-»<t «jr».
lH*\**Vtt«
The pawenger coach and a freight
car jumped the track near Roselicry
TitMiday night. In npite of the
mi*hap, the train left RoeeWry
Mitiiftiini- U-forvi daylight, wto&m
wait crowdetl on and the jf>rk-water
putliMl into Handon on time.
Rev. A. E. Robert*came in from
Enderby  Tuesday evening.     He
railway communication.    Formerly 01 wagotm were u-eA, but oxen
are now very ocarce, and the engim*
are much more economical.     The
coet of an ox wagon, including l**»er
Ariter, nut.lve ittt.enA.int, nml in .tin-
tenanre, ta e»timate<l at live dollar* |
per day.    It will avvi'anu   hiiU'i'a,
mile* in 24 houm, *o that  it  <»»;
deliver one \om<\ ol -pexnn ton* at a
Aimnee of eight mile*.   This gi vet. ^^wS^rS*.^^'
»f   f* . ,»!,..       ,.t .1
tind   \m\y   \*o\erium  te
nurring a very vote heiwl.
thin Hwhy te hfiAihi^torhUiiWi
of biiiMM t4» do the work of hi* fa*t
! in, r*-s«ini»    dnv    bii*in*^-.    |>aii
!utiiihl oten Ui help ihet-.V.li. find
a l-triivy; of ui»d»* to help out that
, i }*.», whiy/y i-ngiiie. and pull the Sandon
train in on time.
ViJii.i UlUt.
t7 -ftati-lri I.WnuOittn iiii'l. »ll. J I r*» I . It
A lirad«tMw.
H*|.t »--*w>i**f^»H lf-iri»r. 1«* H»iilt*ri<
X lliiril.iirt.
^-liUek l>rtt«*«rn<u|*>t> A  V-,fk t .<'■■» Mut-
i-»«y i     A   grand  bill,  adinixsion  free,
i.ivk priM»|.r«n Hm*>**<- * t -httf.t.i., M f,f F)r,   fvt,n Thr;f.wf.lv ,,v,,„(nir ,-„
>,t-l,r.|,l.*1i, K 14 IHiiiinSil'i «   H"iti i ... .  *".-    • ■»     ii  » i   i       .     .»
K-HMfLkktii, K<i<*i (.wm/. ««   Miner * I mon hall to .^lebrate the
ni., tt, i*i   V-...H • ti-ir f •■•   *   •' '    ikruttu uf Wm.   DavUUiu, M.IM'.
m-HiUm **a n**u. t Atmat* m4 M *andon want« to honor the man
o**t»*v.w.■ \i,9-% i«bom  thev li-oj* ntll  hoimr tlw*
4i-*t
»., j*,tttn** i.yi
i amp that elected him.
If you must drink wine buy it at
the Kootenay in Kandon.
I). J. RohertMn & Co., of Nelson sell furniture every day except
Sunday.
The beer made at the New York
brewery in Sandon In pleasant to
take and does not utatree** the
|K>cket.
Capitalists can procure a working
liond upon an excellent t»ilver property bv wilding their address to
box 4.VJ, NcImhi, H. ('.
The Fihlier Maiden will ii-niinte
shipments when the snow becomes
permanent. Another strike him
iiccn madi' in the lower tunnel.
tiii; woni.its  tvi.iLiii.
The total wealth <A the world A
estimated l»y a French writer at
»lin\ttimiuiiitiini The gr*-it. r
pnrt im owned by AtriertVatm atut
Kiim|ieaiiM. 'Ihe Fi.i.ed Siatet*
ha- Mimewhere near $100,<HXUKK».-
«mwi, nr about one-fourth of the
whole. The Flifted Kiiigdoiii is
the rlclimt i-oimtry i;i Ktitope.   it***
«. ami ortUH »-»(ili»i*^l Mt t'iii,*nAi,-
■','''>'.',li*!Ai\ .a' i».V'A'i-|i*i * ynyUii, iiwuii'
te theue.it richest nation of Kiiropc.
31«HiiAl **t5*ft!t«ittf"il h*r '«-faith in
Inti.'i at $ls.:t.*.(i,iNKi,(MMi. (;«.|-
manv's u-i'nUh te |4'{.'«Nl.tMI<),<KN».
oj-ahum t,<> i'tr litpiUi. Ilermnu
money hvitifd >>r inve-te«l abriHi«l
amountH to nearly $!MHH»((HK).tMM».
A recent I'stiiiiatt' p!a es ItiiHsia't*
wealth at |:i2,0<'O,otN»,iNH», or aliout
?21M» jK-r capita, intimating the population in l'.»nl at ius.iHMt(ooo.
U. .1. UoU-tkiMiti •'» * **,. ni }*e\-
wiii. carry the tinept sto<rk ut fur-
tiitutv iii the is.umry and do tin-
trade of K«n>teuay. THE-LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B. C, OCTOBER 15, 1903.
Tenth Year.
HE  SOLVED   THE   PROBLEM
Coltsville  was   taking  its   customary I cieiit and decrepit gentleman, who, on ac
siesta. In front of the stores that faced
the broad piaza men lounged in the uncouth attitudes of sleep. Beneath the
spell of au August sun iu Texas men take
no shame to slumber away the hot hours
of the afternoon, resuming their various
activities when the evening's cooling
breeze from the gulf makes exertion endurable.
The few teams on the'Coltsville plaza
shared in the prevailing somnolence, and'
gave no sign of life.
And yet, there wore three pairs of eyes
in Coltsville that were not closed iu sleep.
They belonged to the school ma'am, or
missionary, us sho was sometimes called,
the town cow, and the sheriff of Hell-
Bent—on the maps as Timber county, of
which Coltsville was the capital.
The missionary was not asleep because
slie was from Concord, Massachusetts,
and preferred to bc uncomfortable rather
than yield to what she termed a "lazy
habit."
The town cow refused to sleep when
there was mischief to be done—another
way of saying never—and was ambling
about tlie square seeking what, she might
destroy.
The sheriff of Hell-Bent, Maverick Allen, was not sleeping for two reasons, one
having to do with his official position, the
other entirely personal, though a psychological connection existed between the
two that ho did not at the time realize.
The first reason for his being awake was
that Bill Harvey, the county "bad mau,"
was in town, and, having spent the morning in filling himself with red liquor,
might be disposed, when he woke up, to
run amuck, and it was plainly the sheriff's duty to prevent this.
At the moment Bill was sleeping stcii-
torously in one of the canvas-covered
wagons on the plaza, but it was not* of
him the sheriff was thinking. Resting in
a cane-bottomed chair, in front of Ben-
sou's store, whence his eyes could sweep
the square at a glance, the sheriff smoked I
and mused.
He was thinking of the missionary and
their numerous arguments on lynching, a
subject concerning which they held somewhat conflicting views. Being from Concord, the views of tho missionary may be
understood without explanation. But a
certain individual charm robbed her expression of these views of all offence,
however intolerant her mere words might
"Hppenr;     " *" ~~    ~   ~~
The sheriff's views were not exactly
those ofthe Texan. They were, in tlie
language of tho missionary, "an odious
compromise;" but the sheriff upheld
them with a sort of dignity and quiet eloquence—he was studying for the bar-
that she could not easily combat. His
contention, briefly stated, was that tho
law was priniarly a vehicle by which the
community adminstered justice, and that
when it abrogated or delayed this function, the community Iuul the right to take
it into its own hands and visit condign
punishment upon offenders.
In tho year and a half of his service ns
sheriff, Allen had not had the chance to
test his theories, though the county of
Timber was grumbling consilient lily because of some recent cases iu which the
judiciary Iuul allowed technicalities to
stand iu the way of justice.
To bring the niaiter homo to him, Ihe
missionary Iuul presented hypothical eases
mid iHiinti'dly ask the sheriff what action
lie would lulu* therein. Would lie yield
up his prisoner to a mob, ov do his duty?
The sheriff, after some dclilM-ralinn, had
answered, "1 would do my duty as I con-
strut) it, though my construction might
differ materially from yours
rate, it is time enough to decide when tlu
occasion arrives."
Whereat she (lushed up and hotly declared that she detesled a temporizer.
She fnrlher stated her opinion timl llie
sheriff would on ai-count of his jmliiicitl
ambitions, allow himself to be swayed by
public M,utiiiiont, and had walked luime
that day with a young doctor whose
views coincided with her own.
Now, tlie sheriff was keenly Mtisitive
to Iht tiiinif". mul, ii'-rliiipv. more so be-
cause the young doctor was very young
and very good looking. Tin sheriff wa*
thirty-two, itilluiidtil, iuul iiut jiivliy.
allluitigli he had a splendid phyi-iipa- iiud
and tlie line strong face that is lietterilitoi
mere U'-tutv,
As the sin riff jHuidered over the words
of llu- M'ltiioliiut'itlil, a glimm iiSciNpreitd
bis (ine riniiili'iiaitcc. Kvidi ntly Ate
thought hint a moral— |nrhfip-n ]'h\>ii-nl
— i-iiwiinl. ilinuttli bis |Nii.t lifi coiiiniiiiil
iibiiiiiluiit testimony lhal In- v,a> jh-iiIht.
At any rule, it would require it genuine
list of his tin nrie- to justify Inn: in In i
i-yen- lie i-iiiiM imt doll 'Ly t.'lttiiig- .oni
I lien* was no likelihood nf Midi nu opjwir-
Inniiy iiti-ing
Thc sheriff *iglnd nml looked up.
S'ltnefltiit)'a''lu (iiirer i-ihI ni the |hi/,i
'•aught hii» eve, nnd luiiuulit him io hi*.
feet.
If wn** the town cow.
Hln- was moving with hum- ..how of in
!• r<»t, towunU the wpgon  os  '.tUi.ii Bill
llarvi'V   wns  t.le«*|.iit!/. nntl   limn  w hit-it
Hi»j>» oi  n.i*,   nml  r.ui'* ,,r,, in,ni
count of his harmlcssuess and helplessness, was usually allowed to do and say
about what he pleased. The cow was almost his only possession and he wept bitterly at her taking off. Immediately he
began to upbraid her slayer and call down
veugance upon his head. He demanded
payment for her, but Bill was in no mood
to be reasonable. Half crazed with drink
and naturally of a brutal disposition, he
resented the* old man's appeals and attempted to brush him aside. But Bass
clung to him, demanding reparation. The
sheriff' began to run towards them, but
when he was within 20 feet ho saw Bill's |
right elbow crook, heard the smothered
report of a "forty-five," and was just iu
time to catch the form of old man Bass in
his arms.   He held a corpse.
He lowered his burden to the ground
and reached for Bill Harvey. With a yell
of rage tho slayer raised his weapon to do
another murder, but it was not a helpless
old man he had to do with now. One
mighty hand of the sheriff wrenched the
gun from his hand, and the other found
his tcniplo in a crashing blow that*
stretched liiin low on the ground beside
his victim.
A crowd began to gather and mutter
dire threats against the murderer, and
witnessed the cowardly assassination of
old man Bass. But before, any concerted
fiction could bo taken, the sheriff had
moved away with his prisoner, aud placed
him in jail.
Coltsville came out* of its nap to discuss
the murder, and the more it discussed it
the more indignant it became. Old
man Bass left a widow even more
helpless than he had been, and her pitiable condition made the case peculiarly
distressing. Harvey had long been a
source of uneasiness to tho town, and
was cordially hated. Men talked openly
of lynching him, lowering their voices
only when the sheriff passed by. But
that personage was fully cognizant of
what was being discussed, and while he
sincerely regretted the occasion, he felt a
sort of exultauce in the thought that he
might have an opportunity to put his
theories into practice, and vindicate, himself in the opinion of the missionary.
The men of Coltsville had known
"Mav" Allen since his infancy, yet in an
affair such as this, lie was an unknown
q-uantity. They knew him to be determined and brave, but his predecessor had
also been determined aud brave, and yet
had surrendered the jail to a mob, when
he might have defied it. It was felt,
however, that Allen had "something up
his sleeve." He would never declare himself upon the subject of lynching, further
than to say, as he had said to the missionary: -'When the occasion arises it will be
time enough for me to decide what I will
do." Of course he was not* taken into
the general confidence, but from many
sources he received friendly warnings as
to what might be expected, the general
tenor of those being to the effect that* he
should find it convenient to receive a call
loJth(*LOiheiLend,oOha--COiiut>'_tlmLnight
"Now," said the sheriff, "what do you
want?"
A man moved forward, and, with pebbles in his mouth to disguise his speech,
announced that they demanded the, surrender of Bill Harvey. They knew he deserved to be hanged-, and they proposed to
bang him as an example to kiudered spirits, and to the delaying courts. Would
the sheriff surrender him peacefully, or
would they be compelled to take him by
force!   ItNvas up to the sheriff.
Allen rested the butt of his Winchester
on the parapet, and surveyed ihe mob a
moment before replying. He was clearly
outlined against the sky, and any one of 'j
a hundred men in the mob might have
shot him down with ease. But he knew
his men, and it was a time of truce.
•'Now listen, men," he began; "You
know me; you have known me all my
life, and I reckon I would know the most
of you if you came nearer. Doubtless
many of you helped to elect me sheriff.
At any rate, I was given this office by a
majority of the county's voters to excute
their will as nn officer of the law, and I
reckon most of you are voters. Now 1
am pledged to obey the laws and execute
such portions of them its fall to my lot in
this position, and I propose to do my.
duty. But where does my duty lie? In
obeying the law, or in obeying the people
in whose interests the laws are supposed
to have been made? 1 hold that my obligations are, first, to the people, and if a
representative portion of the people considers the laws as they stand inadequate,
then it is not for me to oppose their
wills."
A cheer went up from the men. Thej-
had not anticipated so easy a victory, and
thej*- began to move towards tlio jail. But
again the command to halt, backed bjT a
significant motion with the Winchester,
brought them to a standstill. The sheriff
had more to say. He spoke evenly and
without a quaver in his deep voice.
"It is not for me to defeat the people's
will, but am I sure, in this instance, that
it is your will to kill Bill Harvey? Are
you agreed on this?"
"We are," roared the mob.
"Are j-ou willing to stand responsible
for this man's death—to absolve me from
all blame, and constitute yourselves his
executioners?"
Again an affirmative answer from the
mob.
"Are you sure that is your final and individual judgment? Are you not, carried
away bj- your indignation at this cowardly and unprovoked murder, and acting on
an impulse that your calmer judgment
would not endorse?"
"No, by God," answered the spokesman. "We have decided, after deliberation, that* this crime calls for the murderer's blood, and we will not take chances
with the law. Harvey's folks have
money, and they would get him out of
this."
"Then," said the sheriff, "I will not
stand in your way. But wait. If I understand yon correctly, you are each and
all of you ready to act as this man's executioner?"
"We are," was the response.
"Then I will deliver him to your vengeance-— but   on    one   condition."     He
and stood up clinching his rifle. For,
coming out of the chapparal, was a lone
figure.
But none of the lynchers wore white,
and this oue—was a woman.
A faint voice hailed the sheriff with
"Don't shoot? It's I!—Massachusetts
never forgets her Lindley Murray, and in
a moment the sheriff was standing with
her in front of the jail.
"I—I saw it all!" she exclaimed. "I
had started to warn yon, and beg you to
run away. Yes I would! I was willing
for jvou to give up your prisoner, oven, if
you would only not endanger vour life."
"What?" asked the sheriff.* "And after all those lectures on the duties of a
sworn officer of tho law? Did you hear
what* I said to them?"
"Yes," she answered, "I hid in the shadows and listened. I heard and saw it
all.
"And you can still care for a 'temporizer?' According to your standards, I
must* have been remiss in mj- duties. I
played with,Bill's life."
"Yes," but only to save it. and yon
adopted the surest means of roing that.
And its to iny standards, I have changed
them.   I am content with vours."
The sheriff of Hell-Bent 'hailed a passing negro, and summoned his deputy.
Then he walked home with the missionary, and was able to announce mysteri-
ouslj-, next day, that* "Texas was goiug
to annex Massachusetts,"
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"Sim**  n Iiiiiiiat'   h-miMr
lillfcft Wll-ll t Mll-ll   U    luljii'
imiki' him k«'i» In r up'
Th'- '•'»» iw. hiiuliiij.'  tf<m!.'.V
illlllHI   ll .
With the fli>t tM.vifhfti! i.f b.i*.
th- red in n lurk •>( YuVi'** in **.-••«.
ii *ii<irt tlii- hid iii;iii iiuuk•■.
*nw the nd ii nd brutal  f..i ■•
tin- wngKii, tl!<-u )|ut<'kiydi,,\
n Aiut rang out nml tin t«v. u ..•.«*
drill?        Hlif ?< llf* ll fp.'ii  lis.-   ii -i
lug hi- *iv>lii*»iti r iJtt»-.<(. iiiii.h ,
xlnritT, Vibu v.a* a ihUU ntt< in;
«ii'il lit-* n't. n artiiii ry m "- '.*
hlif  riffltt  hip. and *uui* *l !>■«
rtoene **. 1r**"l*)'\ .% f»'"*<i ys'.'T"
vnwwd mid Jtii>v«fl tn ih. ».»!m»
Hut th** ttr»t j*-i'***n In .uti*.
(nrmt of tbe cow, old mam  K,r
Th
1. i.
The missionary scented the trouble that
was gathering, and she wanted to speak
to the sheriff and remind him of his duty
but the opportunity did not offer itself,
and she did not seek to make it. She only
prayed that (he trouble might be averted
and that, if the worst came to the worst,
the sheriff would acquit himself like a
man—but not be rash. Somehow, she began to feel tlmt the defence of a wretch
like Harvey was hardly worth the life of
a good man, after all. The "principle"
of the thing, of svhich she had beeu wont
to preach to the sheriff, seemed scarcely
so worthy as it had been.
Tlie sheriff made no effort to see her.
He busied himself about the jail. Tliis
edifice stood near the outskirts of the
town, and while by no means a fovtresn,
was a substantial brick structure that offered exceptional opportunities for defense against the attack of a mob. lis
rear overhung a deep ravine that rendered
that side unapproachable, and it was
Hanked by broken and stony soil that offered peculiar dilUcultics to* tlie massing
of men. It faced an open plain and stood
upon a knoll of considerable elevation.
Only from tlie front could any thing liken
storming party assail it, and from its
ranipart-liki' roof one good marksman
might defend it against a multitude with
no great danger to himself.
| Tlie "Texas moon," which is a source
At uny j of jhtsoiimI pride to every inhabitant of
the Liuic Star Sink-, illuminated, with its
rare and silvery radiance, every quarter
of quiet t.'oltsville. From his position on
I lie jail rmif tlie sheriff noted its glorious
effects of light and shadow on the scene
liofoiv him. Tin- bum*! clearing which
tin- jail faced was bathed in a clear, white
glow. Men emerging from the clump nf
chuppcral mi the further side would Ik- at
tin- lllercy of il (h'ti'l'lllilli'd del'eildel-of the
jaii, if lie were careful not lo expose Itini-
'■I'lf.     1 (nv.-i'Vi'l-, -'ini" ovj,ii*-i,u-i'   V,-'i',lM in
necessiii'v—and  nun  shoot   straight  in
Texas.
The >-h"riil waited, however, unafraid.
His only deputy bad made an i xeiiM'tolie
absent that night, and Alien had not np-
|K."<I lti~ g'-is';.:. Uf- wa- g!«d to a-riiim-
nil tbe ivspoiti-iliilily nf tiie ocension. Hill
Hiirvev lay safely iu his cell liclnw, ainl
onlv lite .-lieiilT \wi* mi guard.
Thi^lli'litVot llelMli-nt lllll M.ine little
veins nf golden rnlialliei- in hi- iron emu.
(M-iiiiM, ami he fairly n-vilril in the
glory of the ni(,'!it. "Thi> niooidij.-lu" In-
ulli>|M'M'd In hllllM If. "UilN iliiulc lor lot-
ii>, not lor lyiidn i>. What Kn-nli ye io
ilodiuls-c-.i ii think thoughts- of blond
mi •( nit'll? li!.* iliiv' ViiiJ i'»•! o!v,«
have I lo dn villi lov-K' Mv bti-itu s. Hi s
with t!ii"i-," and In- glaii'-Ml ut the ! ,.i<!id
Wiiicbi-rter and two big ■•iv.'.h.ii.ti r.» by
liis Mile. And tin ti In-)>«il.cd:tt tlmniifiu
agiiu aud thought of (he iiii--ioii;iry.
It was half past eleven by the shi rill's
watch - Aw *\u» Miiil'iu;.' in jKiinotic  pride
flint lie rinilil ro'il ll"' ttiitiiiti-v lir llie
llloollilMllt-Ulletl tin- Jtiw, j|..-|t>e murium'   1.1.   III.ill.,    v   >il i   -   '..null       U|iliil     IK.-.    I.'.l.
He j.' • li-i] into !)n   A li uf Ihi i li.ij.Jtij.i!
nct-o— iliecle.iring. and u;is nut «urpri<«<i
to >*,*• shadows i;,nuii'.' nniuttv' it» shadows.    Tin n  oiti'-  l\\«»-„.*i\-   a do/en-
(uo huii'lr- .1 i«i"it »J.*iil.iV'-d  int., the ,,\. \i
ll in I  In'g, i n  In linn r ]n,,, ,*i|i|- 1 lie jail.
ll uii-an tiitli-rly. \ti-ll-l« ii.ived mo';.,
sis iim! * go. but i! iirijiiu lu-iit* ■»■.. ami
th<-»h> nil r;iitghMiii- gltnl of inaiiy  rilie
and revuh.'f Uur. Is.
lli wjniiil until He- crowd
••b.ir of »|i.> I»u-Ii. -, ih n his
J.'.'n.i .f ro his s?p,,i!?,|, ,• *.„,t hi*.
rang mil -hart1 ;,;<,,t «li.ir.
von i ii'ic* st »ti 1, '.,,■ ii, ; |']t », .,
y,\i t..l;uig-'l .,■)•■-!    '■'
Tin* limb liiltnl     H (ml , *j,
\tilb y'tU? !:tli)   ',\:i.    .»::.',:>*,.«   T.i
dn nit h»w»r,il*lt tt rut* of Miminlif.   Hut
lnwl no iiililition *'i l'ur« Huing iim hgiti-
' ni»te pw-r..
FRANK FLETCHER
crouchMlow on the niof aha annciThis
weapon at the crowd. Then he spoke
again: "Now, if each individual in this
assemblage is willing to take the blood of
of Bill Harvey upon his head, and answer for it at the judgment seat of God,
there is no need of you all acting in that
capacity, and 1 will not allow it. Select
your man from the crowd, send him to
the door, while the v. st of you retire, and
1 will let him in ..nd lead him to Hill Harvey's cell. Thero i.o may shoot him to
death with no interference on my part.
But if you attempt to come in a body, 1
will send some of your "nils to Hell this
night, or my namo is not Maverick Allen."
"You, Mr. Leader, are you willing to
be the executioner? Yon men are all of
one mind, you know, nnd yon know me.
I never lied to you in mp life, and I never
will. Choose your executioner, and I'll
keep faith wilh you."
The moil wavered u.xvsily. Here was
a situation they never anticipated. And
tho sheriff's words struck homo!1 Kaeh
man took them to himself and pictured
himself as BUI Harvey's slayer. They
grew restless and began to mutter excuses
to one another.
Tlie leader of the mob was the lirst to
recover his wits. "To Hell wilh him fellers,'  he exclaimed.    "Movonn the jail,"
But (he Winchester pointed directly at
his bmi.t and he knew the man behind
it, He did not move forward himself and
none of the otliers offered lo.
"Hurry, now, men," blandly remarked
the sheriff, "pick your man. I mean
business. Huiilv if you are all convinced
that this man ileserves to die, and unwilling to kill him, each man of you must
be ready to stand for Ihe killing. You
would each lie no less guilty of the killing
if you killed him iu a body. There arc
no fractions in inaiislaugiiter. And if
Mil! ilesi't'ves death wliv should one m'*
you In- unwilling to do that which you I
are all agreed is the rinht thing?   If it i> \
llUUilel- to
il i.-t nu ht*!, saiiiiJi i fm
llbi In-ill,
It "'.iI man
imuiia r 1 li
uA Aw
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ll
j all.   (.'oiiie on.
j Bul the mob held back and muttered,
i In vain jH-rsonal invitation's wire evieinl-
'ed by the sheriff lo iuciiiIk-i-s by reference
■ |o ]hculiaritii i iu lln-ir make up. "Vou
i tall num. with the >hui-gini, comn in mul
lull Mill." Mul the tall mnn suddenly
jknbd   into the crowd,    "l-'aity iu tin-
i.slouch h;it" likewise rcfllM'd loncl.
j    The sheiilV saw his itdviinta^e tind pro-
; i-ceili-d to improve it.    ••Now li Hows." hej
I N'l ill   "Voll   Sn'   S oti  illl    lllll   s, I >■ !||V  til It   Villi
i are imt so sun- lhat you ought to execute ".
' Bill, wh'-n ymi coiisiiler it  as a  nei-sumd !
' mutter. Yon iv.illy ought to think it
over Sup)«»si. ytni have it in me. \ mt
know I in vi rdeiiived vou, and  I think I
'ymi   trii-l  inc.    Yon «-av th.»t ynu   nn,!
i afraid Bill'* money or tutltn ti.v \iii) pt«
' hint off.    Man h'l any faith in our eusni*.,
Nov. li-uu!    if Bill uii*,', I'l.u.U'i.khul iW :
tlii* crime, I'll |iroini*e vou. ouinv hoimr..
in ttui iimi .«.».s'-ii, i
tbe IV.'-li, inill  it  V"l"1'H ,|  ill i|    fimli-h    V,*|V '
mul Wiiu'ivil.   Tin n n.i n 1...-traii  to slink
mi in (in     ii i|'|Ml,n. iiii'l   tn   |t ii   luintili-
the miiit wa* U"ite.
The >In-riff of lli-ll-B" nl w::* viei„.-,.„;d
He   sllliJilI    pluiidiv   ill    till     IliiKllllifiit.
and wan imi tlie l.i-i uf tin   nmuii','  -ti i
(low * ili-apj*iir III   lie    i :i»l|r*.     Then  li<-
ligl.t'-il a cigar and *,il down  t*, Bank it
nor.    It wi,-■ (t trittti.iiii,   yr'.,   *.,wi yt f
ub.it   umiid iln-  ijii'-ioM.iry  *.iy":    >S.i
'i ni'!.' ,• ill him   i '•'■■i'i! ,.r; •* r "   *'*ii,f  i„ i.'
!utl»» suggi-jif  iiiiotisir hy|».un lit-;'
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**etf» stand no '•-";*f.in" i* it«>itietr
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a l;:.-tn *hott?d come bark liov, nnd i
• SOfllTe Biilr
Why Brunettes Marry Soonest.
In choosing a wife a man looks ahead.
Thus, although a pretty face may attract
his eye, he doesn't, "strive and agonize"
to secure its owner as an ornament for his
domestic hearth, because he wants something more durable aud useful than mere
prettiness in a wife.
So the pretty doll-like blonde gets overlooked when marriage is uppermost in
man's mind, and her dark, oft-times really
plain, sister is stepping to the music of
the "Wedding March" ere ever an engagement ring has found its way to her linger.
But, quite apart from the question of
looks, there is a widespread conviction
among masculinity generally that a dark
woman's capacity for faithfulness is inli-
nitely greater than a fair one's. And
really there is something to be said in support of the argument, for fair women, all
the, world over, tire the biggest flirts, and,
to paraphrase the sentence, "Once a Hirt
always a flirt." Therefore the dark girl
is the safest wife, because, unused to adu
lation and meaningless flattery before
marriage, she will not be likely to peek it
after.
Again, dark women are the most capable. Under stress of strained circumstances they will buckle to, and put their
hands to the plough to help a harrassed
husband; whereas, under similar ciremii"
stances, the fair doll-wife will wring her
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rims encircle her blue eyes, and then forget all about her husband's difficulties, as
though he had never told her that retrenchment of the household expenditure
was necessary.
In the home, too, the dark girl is something of a leaning post. She can be relied on for household management, and if
domestic help fails, will turn to, aud, unaided, run the house herself. A cheery
meal will await her husband's return and
he won't have to listen to a tirade on the
hardness of her lot, as would probably bo
the case were a blonde the presiding genius of his home.
Neither will tho dark girl, wheu the
first warm blush of youth's heyday begins
to fade, assume the pose of a chronic, invalid to ensure sympathy for her supposed
martyrdom. Slie will accept tho inroads
of age as inevitable, and be as happy in
middle ago as ever she was in Iho heedless, irrci'ponsible days of her girlhood.
And if sickness overtake the breadwinner, whom she promised to "love and
cherish till death should them pari," hers
is veritably the hand of the "ministering
angel." "'Tis hers to pluck the aniuran-
thine llower of faith, and round the sufferer's temples hind the wreaths that endure alllicl ion's heaviest shower. And do
not shrink from sorrow's keenest wind,
She can endure, liecuusc she loves with
a love lhat delies time, tide, and eternity
to weaken it. She can U" strung,.because
iu her slivnglh lo will ami do lies tne se-
cn-t of her mui happiness, and the happiness irf those best ami dearest to her.
oh, yes; mnn, who is essentially a !k .
ing de|M'iideht for his moods ii]miii Ihe
way in which his en -attire comforts uiv
ministered to. knows full well what he is
about when he selecls a dark girl for his
wile.
lie may lie wariud that  uusiis]HVti'd
storms nf '{Mission hnl; iu Ihe liquid depths
of in i S. .AiSi,,^. lA,i--, bi.l ic ibiiii,h h. itt.i
| run thn ri*k of occasional gb-ains of lent-
1 p-r. wheu the iitlterchanicterii'ticH so am-
j ply ciiinpinsiitc for the defect.
Besides, hu*n't the blonde a f-eiujier?
I Aye; and a far more frying one, (on, than
| In r darkii rival. She may imt, when
j angry, open her mouth for *pi-ceh, stud
i say hat, latin;: words on the *pnr of the
; iiiuiM-iit; but she will luinly sulk for
j lioin>, dn>>—nay, \» i^ hancc week.*--and
I what abode mi miserable as the home iif
j Mllkillg  V ife'.'
}    Sii the -.unlil wag< on, and though the
1 blonde uiidoiiliteillv Iin* a tine lime when
liirtaii ni l* tin-oniei of ihe game, *lie is
, u"tt!u-iv in »he iiiiHiiinoiihl-.narkcl when
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Provincial Land Surveyor.
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Business School
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A name that is fiuniliar to old-timers
as tlio nn mo of Throe Forks—familiar
because it was there in ilnj's of boom
and ia days of depression that thoy
onjoyoil tho hospitality of the genial
proprietor, and partook of the hostess'
bountiful table. The sunn; conditions
prevail today that have won for tlio
house its enviable reputation and its
proprietor is—
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fiUK KOYAL 1IOTKI.., Nelson, is noted for
A   the excellence of itsctiisine.   bl)L JOHNS,
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The quaint little old seaport of La Paz,
down the coast and at the extreme southern tip of the peninsula of Lower California, is still tho most important pearl-fishing community on the Paciiic coast of
America, and among the three most important towns for pearl fisheries in the
world. Manuel Aguilea Menendez, governor of the Mexican territory of Lower
California, recently reported to the governor at the City of Mexico that La Paz's
product of pearls for the last year was
§2,1-15,000. The largest and finest pearls
found anywhere in the last few years have
come from tlie fisheries in the Gulf of
California, wliich have their headquarters
at Iiii Paz. Tho gems tire taken directly
from La Paz to lapidaries and wholesale
dealers iu the City of Mexico, New York,
and Paris.
La Paz has a population of about 2500.
Four-fifths of them are Mexican, aud the
rest of them are French, Americans, aud
'Germans, drawn there hy the pearl fisheries. Tho town „is huddled close upon
tho water's edge, and with its crude old
stone aud adobe houses, its tile roofs, ite
plaza with tropical trees and gorgeous
flower beds under perennial sunny skies
and narrow winding streets, is a picturesque resort. The French and American
firms and companies that deal in pearls
and oyster shells have large ancient warehouses with thick walls and iron grated
windows. 'Within the, warehouses, are
tons of oyster shells waiting shipment to
Europe and the United States, vast quantities of diving garments, and accoutrements and stores for tho fishing crews.
The pearls are kept in queer old iron
st\fes, wliich in turn are stored in vaults.
Years ago, before Hermosillo became a
rival iu the pearl trade, La Paz was a
bustling community. Now it is a sleepy
place, where the only events that ever
rouse it are the going out and coming in
of the fishing crews. Tlie sole topic of
conversation in La Paz concerns pearls
and the market for pearl oyster shells.
Nowadays the market for pearls is the
very best.
The pearl-fishing season along the inner
shore of Lower California almost always
lasts through July, August, September
and October. The season on, the Paciiic
coast side of Mexico and Central America
usually begins iu March and closes when
the season of sudden whirlwinds and
hurricanes, so common in the tropics, begins iu June. The pearl-fishers aro the
divers who uo down Qji„theJloor_oLthe
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IDB3NTISTK.Y.
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makes a niici-laity of Oold llrldK" w oru.   >
makes a BJict-lnUy
made to tlm Sloi-an reifl'lany.
and
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J, Orowliw, Dry (ioodn, Etc., UooUn Milp-
pmi all over llie Slocan.
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rivalled tor Uriimlcur, Unntlnir. n to U fl I
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year round »nd *i*i»xl lor 3'» (liy*. I* *■*.•». itm*
eyon 8priim». Arrow halo-, ll. C.
encetl divers are nervous while under
water. A strange object, such as a rock,
looming suddenly in sight, a strange fish,
or an unusual vegetable growth will make
the heart beat more rapidly aud cause a
feeling of apprehensiveness. Sometimes
the divers encounter sharks, but the
mortal combats that are reported to occur
between the pearl-divers and these wolves
of the sea are generally exaggerations.
When the diver has secured all the shells
he cau by working as rapidly as possible,
he signals the men above in the boat by
jerking a line attacked to his waist. Then
he is immediately drawn up and out of
the water.
The pearl oysters are not found in beds
like edible oysters, but are scattered singly
over a large area, the diver sometimes
having to walk many miles before filling
his wire basket. The shells are about the
size of small soup-plates, weighiug about
a pound each, and shaped much like our
oyster shell, only more round. Sometimes
iu grasping a shell the hand of the diver
conies in contact with a stone-fish, so
named by the divers, a venomous little
tish hiding under rocks and shell, and secreting poison. This fish punctures the
skin of the hand, causing the entire arm
to swell, with great pain. Tho remedy is
to remain below aud suffer, for the pressure of the water causes the wound to
bleed freely, and the poison thus escapes.
As in gold mining camps, there are days
of excitement because of unusually rich
finds of pearl-bearing oysters. A fishing
fleet may come in from a new locality
with an abundance of valuable pearls, and
under strict orders of the company operating them, will keep the location a secret.
But rival companies aro bound to find, in
some of their numerous ways of learning
such secrets, the spot where the pearls
have been found. At once there is a
stampede thither of companies aud individual pearl-fishers. Sometimes there are
rows among the fishers concerning the
priority of rights to fish for pearl-bearing
oysters in theso waters, aud one hears at
La Paz many a hair-raising tale of this or
that person or crew who went out from
La Paz to invade another person's or
crew's fishing domain and never came
back.
A few years ago the value of pearls
taken in La Paz caused a rush to the
ground equalling that of the golfields.
One pearl weighud To carats and was sold
for £2800; another, perfect in shape aud
finely tinted, brought £1000. One of the
largest, pearls found here iu the last century brought £10,000. One of the best
years for pearls in modern times was 1881,
in which n black pearl was found of 28
carats weight, which brought £2000 in
Paris. In 1882 two were found, weighing
ill and 15 carats, which realized £2200.
In 188(1 a light brown pearl was found
which weighed 155 carats, and sold for
£1000, while a pear-shaped pearl brought
£1500.
To illustrate how the native pearl-fishers
are cheated oven now it may bo stated
that one man, about two years ago, found
in Guatemala, a pear-shaixHLwiiit&jpenrl
THE TAILOR-
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Coal and Wood for Sale
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sea aud gather together the shells of the
molluscs. The pearl-hunters are a more
numerous set of men, usually old men
who have grown feeble and useless physically iu the diving. They work iu long
open sheds along the shore, close by the
companies' respective olllces, and under
the watchful eye of an overseer. The
pearl-hunter opens carefully each shell,
examines it closely, all the timo using his
fingers for feeling for the precious pearl.
Tho gems are so rarely found that only
thirty or forty little pearls, and possibly
one the size of a pea, are found sometimes
in two Ions of shells. To harvest a ton of
pearl lieariug oyster shells takes several
divers two or three weeks. The jiearl is
formed either by tho intrusion of some
particle that irritates the oyster, causing
it to cover Ihe irritant wilh a coat of
nacre, which, when luirdened, liccoinoH
the pearl, or, us many divers believe, by a
parasite, tor it has been found that old
shells bored throughout by these parasites
contain Iho largest and finest pearls.
Thepoavl is found embedded in the oyster,
and nol, ns ninny suppose, attached to the
shell.
There is a wide ditlVreiK-i. between the
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ANTHONY   SHILLAND
Secretary Sandon Miners' Union
SANDON, B. C.
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11. GIEGERICH
Staple   and   Fancy
Groceries, agent for
Goodtoin Candles
Giant Potoder, Etc.
Vs.
AINSWORTH
SANDON
of great luster, which ho sold for £2 to a
merchant, who in turn sold it in Paris tor
£•100. Last June au ignorant Mexicans
who had been diving on his own account,
brought, two rough pearls to an assistant
in a general merchandise storo. The assistant gave groceries and fabrics to tho
value of £11 for tho pearls, and a week
later solil them to a firm for £120. The
gems are now in London, where thev are
easily worth £000 to £1000. On tho other
hand, a boy lf> years old found au oyster
that concealed u jewel now oll'ered for
sale in the city of Paris for £2000. He
received £S00 for it from a negro si>ecn-
lator named Justian at Guaynias. The
latter took it to Panama and sold it to
Panama and sold it to Feli/. Khrnnin, the
banker, for a considerable advance on the
price. One of the best pearls of later
years has been called the Cleopatra. It
was ix'rl'ect, weighed !!0 carats, and sold
for £2000.
The pearls are divided into eight or
nine classes, ihe lowest grade beiug imperfect and rough pieces; the highest
grade are large and symmetrical, and
range in price from £10 to £200, and from
pure whith with a rich luster to black
and metallic hues and pink.
Funuei'ly La Paz sent pearls to London
and (ierinany as well as to Paris, but now
the denuiiKl set'liis to lie greater ttt Paris,
and, altogether, the dealers can do lieiter
there than eUewlu-re.
Americans place higher value en pearls
after they liave lieen to Paris. Thev could
Love in Nelson.
This picture represents a nightly
scene in Nelson and shows that the old
old story is ever new. The young man
is happy because his best g;ir! fans the
delicately perfumed atmosphere, while
he sits serenely, well knowing lhat his
immaculate shirt bosom was done up
at the
Kootenay Steam Laundry
and will not break even if the situation
becomes critical.
SANDON CARTAGE CO.
Mcl'HERSON & HURLEY
EXPRESS, BAGGAGE & CARTAGE
SAXDOX, H. C.
DELIVERY TO ALL PARTS OK THE OITY
P. O. Box 29a
Phone 179
W.J.McMillan*Co.
WHOLESALE GROCERS
ami agents for
TUCKETT CIGAR CO.,
UNION LABEL CIGARS
The Filbert Hotel
Bennett & Clark, Proprietors.
The Filbert is now the best hole! in the Slocan. The Dining Room is conducted
on strictly first-class principles. The rooms are large, comfortable,
and properly taken care of.   .
Electric Light, Hot Air, Modern Plumbing, Evkrythino
Up-to-Date.
We Set the Best Meal in Sandon
Meals 50c. Tickets $7.    Main street, Sandon.
SURVEYORi.
JOHN   McLATfllll-:,   Di'iiiliil-H! nml   I'r.f
vlnt'Ul Liuul Surveyor.   Xcl-'ii, H- <j.
A.
H. HRYLAStI,
L»ml surveyor.
KntiiK'iir :uiu I'rmlm-l.-il
KASLO
Employment   Agency,
Nelson Emploiimenfc Agency
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TION COMPANY, I.IMITKD.        !,IV, n,u, l-auli.-lauau uuuid
l*-iirMS>hi»tf as < onductiil in thetiiiH of , miUy b,;y ,|iem eheaiK-r at home if they
California uji lo a tfenerution iijjo, and llie j only chose to,
modern iiioiImmIk of leieutilkally gurlxd | A leticnjil'iil of pearls and about IWitH)
and  <ijiiii>!>e<l   Karl-divers.   The naked ; Uw< "f *lll'lls is •• l'»-<>lital>lo year for tli"
Indian divers used to have deudlv eum. \ Y'W"*!*:   ,K'"? "'^'n l',mlwl\? '."
,,.,.,.„' 'I'H I-hk.   The oyster shells are sold  to
bats with the sharks that infest the waters «imVl,,.„ f„r ^mu*\t j)ut,,i, aII(j N,.w K„K.
of the Mexican coast.   Yankee invention  land tuition fiietoric-*..   One tinn at lli-ns-
anil the introduction of business uuthmls -«'1k 'm* » sinndiiitf order for -.'immmoiis nf
, < * 1,      1 ,t    vi'        1 ' mii!bi>c'''tii'!N iif certnitt vsiriei vvji'li v'.ir
km 1. i> ili.ii-iitilli-ji-il tuc Uii- a.in u.iv.s , . ,   .,..#..1    .   .    ..1,   f ,1    •
'    .  ., , *,, ,     . , A te;|<"ll|lful ot   iH-arls of the IIvenire sl/e
iif thc pur! fishers. Inrmerly tr wns u ;,.,,„„, ,<,.,u,ut i'Umki. Itm in sm-h a i|iia»i-
haplm/ianl i«('ii]»:ition. Tin dimsc<iuM tity uf u> m.-, th« i»- will vn.v likel> !«• ti
work iu shhllow water onlv.   Now all is \ ,t"*,'» "»" twenty jn ails of exl'ra llu.'- culm-
chnuKcd, Ti,,- «„ „„,,em,,!,.,,,hy„„„ -t^rwS'isn,.!!;;;:,.:.'^^;;.^
of ihcAnierii-au iM-arMi-dmis* roiiiimuies :; <|'h.. colurs of the jK-arls in ihctiull of j
til  Lu Vie/, ini' dividul inlu K,-m>.'N and  < 'tilifornia tn-c while,   black,  blue,   nml
move nlxiut in four or live sehooiu rn of Ki'<<n. m«l «)»<' li-i-t itowaday^ mi- woril.
liiC suit, mvemi.Iov.d.nn.I em-h ^u.uba^  'u•",,, >--«.!:>'«"1' i*'"* "' hv. n,,*,,, ,,,niN
mie.   The diver rcuiiiins duw n tm liuur m
more in   ^Imllii'iv  ili'jifli, Ciitlteriuu   the
hlu'lN mul loiidinu' the wire Uo*\ioi which      •* i'1j" ll 1"",l '" t!"' A«!"*c"iiii- re^-nlitt
i> lowei-.ll lo him. i came Iron, l.v. l'i..', and H-lu-lorv tiuiv u
However will iinvciiiitiHifiv litis lnmnkei"il,,,i' *™** to the day wlan a "Mi xienii
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CORRECT FASHIONS.
A visit to our Tailoring' Emporium will give you
an idea of the prevailing styles for Spring Clothing
J. K. CAMERON' SK^TS
BRANDS
Monogram, M?rguerita,
Boquet, Our Special,
El Justillo, El Condor,
Sarantizados Schiller.
ALSO
Tuckett's Union Label
Cigarettes
Karnack T. & B. V. C.
Corner Ak-i.-iiiiifr Street liiiilJCulumlila Avenue,
Vancouver, II. C.
Canadian
World's Scenic Route
Olroot Lino
Low Rotes
KAST
WKST
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Tiiruiito
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Muiitriiil
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Vaiiiiiiivisr
Yii'toriit
Scum,.
I'nrtliiiiil
Sun t'liinri
Hotel Sandon
Robert Cunning, Proprietor.
Pioneer hold oi tlie Slocan.    A table that is replete with
the Choicest Seasonable Viands.
Rooms I.ar^'e, Airy and Comfortable.    Spciial Attention to Minium Trade
weij,'hl.   The ureen and Jiluc jH-arli*; an-
1,1.1 found iu nil ti,cti»)ii-|-ii-K in the world.
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OPKlfATINH liiiii.llicriilltiction,   (Iui-m-cs,*.. \ en.lVcotvsjwilh other jcvcls.
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vin Soo I'ncidc Lino, St. 1'niil,
Chicago, ami all I.'. S. Points.
S. S. Servico From
Vancouver
to Alaska, Sapan China, Hawaii, and
Australia.
Scltlcrs'rates W('>tli:.-un(l, wild daily
till Xovmnlici' ot).
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the continent via all S. S lines.
For time table.--**, rules mul inlormn.
Hull npl'ly to local agent or write.
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Lakeview Hotel
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ROOMS RESERVED  BY   TELEGRAPH
!•»«»   !M>U  \.%:   *,  U\\   Hot'.)-   "\    i.
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August Thomas,   Proprietor
B. TOMPKINS, MANAGER
DAlN-UUiN   *LU1.>UI:,   l\\J.   £*'i
K. OF P.
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fnadhniii'nc & McLaren
SAMPLING AGENTS
•bi-l-j-.il t« XrlMii wlii liee*rc-
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NELSO.N,
B. C THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B. (J., OCTOBER 15, 1903.
Eleventh Year
New Stock
ofMackinaws
Woolen
Over Shirts
Underwear
Etc.
Just unpacked;   also fine
line   of    Rubber   Goods.
We will receive a
car-load of
Get
Vegetables in a few days,
your order in early.
J. B. SMITH & CO.
Ss*v Denver, B. C.
Have you your
Stoves forWinter?
We eajr.v all sizes of the liest makes
of coal and wood burners. They are
makers of heat and  divers of fuel.
H. BYERS & CO.
SANDON'. B. C.
The Ledge.
With which is anialiriiinnteil the
Sandhv   1'aykthiak,
ViUilislii'il every Tlmreiluy In the riilu'St silver-
leail-v-.im- c:mi|i on earth.
LeR.il iiilvcrtUiii.-j K* cents n liniiimrliil lino
lirst Insertion, and :" emits a line i-aeli sn'.isiqncnt
insertiiin. He.niinir notli-es 25 cents a line, and
eonimeri'ialailvi'rti-iiit? graded in prices iieeoiil-
Iiik to eirenmstanees.
Subscription. $2 a year in advance or $2,50 if
not so ]iaid.
Certiiicato of Improvement notices il. Delinquent Co-owner notices r 10.
Fellow Pilgrims: Thk Lidgk is located at
New lienvcr, B. C . and is tr«e«i to many parts
of the earth It has never been raided by the
rheriff, snowsliiled by cheap silver, or subdued
by the fear of man It works for tlie trail blazer
as well as the bay-windowed. clir,ni)i,iiiiii'-fla vorcd
capitalist. It alms to bc on the ri-arbt side of
everything, anil believes thai hell -should he administered to the wicked in lnr-go doses. It has
stood the test of time, and an evcr-increasinu
liaystreak is iiroof that it is better to tell the
truth, even If the heavens do occasionally hit
our smokestack.
One of the noblest works of creation Is the man
who always pays tlie printer; he is sure of a
bunk In paradise, with tlinrnlcMi roses for a pillow bv night, and nothing but koUI to look at
by day.
Address all communications to—
THE   LEDGE,
New Denver. B. C
\ pencil cross in tins square
1 idleates that your snl'soriti
tl in is due, and that the editor
wants ince airain to look at
your collateral.
GET A COOLING
ED A NG RICNON S
TONSORIAL PARLORS
Brick Block    New Denver
Manager of BOSUN HALL.
Tho
Siimlim
It is reported that the Iloek-
feller family has invested $30,000.-
000 in the lead and silver mines of
the Coeur d'Alenes. They are also
seeking for investments in the Slocan, although the matter at present
is sub rosa.
No tkllim; when a camp is finally dead. Virginia City, in Nevada has Jong been numbered with
tlie falienpbut a "sclieihe to "work"
the Comstock lode at a depth of
5,000 feet will probably make it
like olden clays. Electric plants
and air lift elevators will do the
work.
Tin: Hornestake gold mino in
South Dakota is valued at $50,000,-
000. An offer of $.'15,000,000 by
the Rothchilds was refused by the
management. Any mine that we
own, even in Poplar,,can be bought,
for less than that. If the Rothchilds want a snap or two they
should touch the wire before all
the bargains in Kootenay are taken
up.
ragged clothes.     The   mendicant
drew himself up stiilly and said:
"My pants may be ragged, sir,
but (Ivy cov-.r a warm heart."
A Paradox.—Whenever we hear
that a man has gone abroad in
order to be baptized in the river
Jordan we wonder how he ever had
enough sense to accumulate the
money for the trip.—Epworth Herald.
His Sentiments, Too.—Uncle:
"How do you like your Sunday-
school teacher?"
Tommy: "Oh, she's got sense.
She's smarter than mom is."
Uncle: "Indeed? So you believe
in her, eh?"
Tommy: Sure! Her an' me
thinks alike. She says Sunday
school don't do me no good."—
Philadelphia Press.
Another brute: Mrs. Pretty—
"Isn't it strange? Mrs. Beauti has
not put on mourning for her husband." Mr. Pretty—"I understand that her late husband particularly requested that she should
not.'' Mrs. Pretty—"The brute!
I suppose he knew how lovely she
would look in   it."—Pick-Me-Up.
Casey—"Shure, they do be tellin'
me that Big Moike Monohan wor
1;nocked«down be an autymobile,
yisterdny; wor there any bones
broke, I dnnno?" Conley -"Troth,
an' there wor; th' owner av th'
divil-wagon got his nose broke, th'
chawfer got his jaw broke, an' Big
Moike broke the sicond knuckle av
his roight fisht!"—Puck.
had experience?'
'Well,   I've
been before the public for a couple
of years." "Yes? May I ask in
what capacity?" "I've been with
Barnum. Sat concealed in the
bottom of a cabinet and exhibited
my head as the largest ostrich egg
in captivity."
ZINC   WHITK   AND   "WHITE   LKAI)
J. L. Breton reports the reBults of
further investigations as to tho relative
value of zinc white and white lead as
pigments. His conclusions are largely
in favor of zinc white, not only for .sanitary considerations, but also because
of its greater coverhi}-* power and other
advantages. Both zinc oxide and lithe
phone adhere more firmly and display
less tendency to bilster than is the
case wilh white lead paints, while the
mixture of zinc oxide with linseed oil
is more homogeneous than the mixture
with white lead For equal weights the
covering power of white lead, lithophone
and zinc oxide are approximately as
3:4:0. The zinc pigments are euperior
in resistance to heat, sudden variations
of temperature and oxidizing agents,
while they have the further advantage
of uot being affected by hydrogen sulphide The question of' the relative
covering power of lead and zinc pigments has recently been discussed in
our columns.—E. and M. Journal New
York. 	
SHAFT   SINKING.
FORT   STEEIiE   NOTES.
A recent strike of three feet of
galena ore is reported on the
Deane mine, which is situated in
the vicinity of the North Star.
Rumors are afloat of an event of
importance to the mining interests
of this district was that the mortgage on the Sullivan mine was
foreclosed on Wednesday.
A number of mining promoters
will visit Perry ereek during the
coming week, and inspect several
free-gold propositions in that
(neighborhood.
An attempt is being made to
change the laws relating to placer
locations which at present are in
uncertain condition. A quartz
claim in this province consists of
about 51 acres, but does not carry
with it any extra lateral rights.—
Prospector.
Since the discovery of America
there has been brought into the
commercial world about 10,000
million dollars worth of gold, and
10,500 million dollars worth of
silver, valuing the latter at the
long-time coinage ratio of IG to 1.
Perhaps the immensity of these
sums might be better realized by
the generality if they were reduced
to tons and carloads. Roughly
speaking, the gold would weigh
over 19,000 tons and the silver 350,-
000 tons. It would require 36,900
freight cars, each laden with ten
tons, to transport the lot. If these
cars were each 25 feet long, they
would extend nine hundred and
twenty-two thousand five hundred
feet, or nearly 180 miles.
which, at the present rate of mining, would last 370 years. The
same authority gives the total output of the world in 1900 as 767,-
636,204 tons, of which Great Britain produced 229,000,000 tons, or
30 per cent., and the United States
245,000,000 tons, leaving a balance
of about 35 per cent, for the rest of
the world.
The Two Frbnds group at the
head of Lemon creek is being
rapidly developed by a force of
men under J. Mofiatt, of Nelson.
All around the headwaters of
Lemon creek there is more activity
aoticeable than has been the case
for years.
mtfrflmK
OFFICE HELP
Is In demand. We tit our students lo hold the
best position Business men depend on nc for
liookKceji-i-anml bteiuiKi'apliers. Send for catii-
lofjue eontiiiniuir exterior and Interior views of
the College Huildi'ii;.
THE HLAIK BUSINESS COLLEGE,
Siiokune, Wash.
FOR SALE.
One of tlio Prettiest Vlaces In Kootonny
Tin New Denver Market Garden. Sixth Street.
Seventy fruit trees, nearly all hearing; all kinds
small fruits, strawberries, raspberries, goose-
Jicrries, red currents, etc. Flower garden with
choice varieties of roses nnd other plants for
eutting—good market. All under thorough cul
tl ration, and perfectly Irrigated, with oomfort-
able dwelling house, woodshed, storeroom and
out buildings. For further particulars apply to
WM. ANDEHSON, New Denver, B.C.
lU'vti Avis,
Suuilini
ltmining since the gieat lire, ami iiiwnyi ., ..
up to midnight. Cull lu when you Ktrtke the
Silver City iuul net u tiller,
Meal Ticket, $5.50 for $5 00
G. II.ML'ItllAIID.
A tent fur Inland Clg.ivt'o.,of K;imlou|H,
COLIN   J.   CAMPBELL
ASSAYER
p.o.box36 NEW DENVER.
Ternmim a|i|illi-iit|i)ii
CERTIFICATE 0FIMPR0VEMENT8
IMIH.AIIKI.I'IIIA   NO.   It   Mineral  Clnlm
"With a hundred millions of
dollars and all the favors that the
Ontario legislature could give the
Clergue syndicate at Sault St.
Marie, the company became so
poor that it could not pay for
horsefeed or the wages of its men.
The Ontario government should
now step in and run the works,
and push the gloom away from the
old Soo. It is also about time to
bury the trust evil.
' It tint*- In the Nloean Mining Dlvlnlon <>f
U.'-.! K<i"ti-iiuy Hmtrli-t. Where Im-ntm'!
iin ,llvH" lii'livi'cii Kliiiiell mul (iranlli-
ir.M'tv*   iliuiii it   nili"« wuilliMi'Mi'rly from
tin-  1 il'illllwilll IT'IIP
»|V\KK \ii'I'H!K It'll! 1. >',S rii'tni-iit*. ru-tluu
I ,i- .i.- ii> fur '». * I'ri'ni-'iii.lri'i' ■ •!(n-r•* n I-
n-li'.ii,■ N*,. irmiMi, V I. I'li'iii.ti, ¥' it V V ,
li; «*•',»ml W.A ('..(ili'ii, P. M (' •*„. M>.v.:i,
itil'Miil. «i*tv iliiv* fri'in Un' il.'iti- hrifnl
,i ,l!i;il *■ t,| Ii.V Milling ltl'l"iri|l'|-fnr li i vritliritit
'Hiiiiiriivi-ii.i'iiM. fur tin- imrpniii uf nhiiiliiliiv
(Cruwii lii.-ml if the jili'ivi'i-htliu.
Ami further talio nnlli'i" ili.-n -irflun  iiiiih-r »im-. |
:1m *,;. niii"! lm i-'iiniiii in i"l lii'fm.' ilir mii-mie i
if -'It ll I'l 1'it't III*     if l;il,.|'illl*llirlll*. I
I'ate't thin lit «liv"f Aiii'ii--'  A K i'in.1. |
l\ H  n.KMKXT*. NVIm.ii.IUU
Thkui: is hope for defeated candidates. John McKano ran for j
Parliament in Kootenay and was
defeated by Hill (Jalliher. Ho then
went to Nevada and the other day
in enmimny with t'harle.s Schwab,
of Steel Trust nalary fame, lie went
through Trenton. N'ew Jersey, on
an automobile nt the rate of a mile
ja minute. MeKane has succeeded
| in getting Schwab as a partner in
'his mining venture* at Tonopith,
; wliirh proves that defeated eandi-
jdiites often Imve bniiiiH, even if
they have to eross tlie line to let
jtliem grow.
NOTICE.
T'i liMl.lX^I'ltN'T nui\VN"Klls.
T*. TltiiMAS M   ll.\K.   .,|- i,. »| ..., V).r |„,
mil litvi-trv»f..i>'.| M« IjiIiti'** |ii   tt»,  j;,,i<l
Ir'iv* . L'li*"..  Vl»*i'(, ,in11 .|,i,i l   uiiu. r.i,l . i.»lti,.,
•itii'»t I fn (..itt  M'lin'ttl". M .im  Mliiiuu
iii. ' t .,  '*-,. .i.-.   .  . ,,. i.i ,. ■■ ,
yi' iii.- In n l*v ni.illli',| llnl vi li'iv...,vi*.*,ii1,,,i
TDK   Al,l.l..Kl>   III mi»i;;m>.
Indeliciite.—Ili'lin:     "Mainuia,
what is^ a eavn-i bi'lli?
I    Mamma: "My child, never fpeak
nf uii.uIliiu mi indelicate.      It   i.^
tlie l^itiit for Htomodi-aehe."
To Whom Kverythi»« i* tfood.—
Dangerous examples: Mrs. Long
(who recommended a servant)—
"Yes, she was an excellent girl in
every way, except she would imitate
me in dress a.id things like that."
Miss Short—"Ah. yes, I noticed
she began doing it when she came
to me; but she's given it up now."
Mrs. Long—"I'm glad to hear it.
I expect sho saw she was making
herself ridiculous."—Punch.
An old negro living in Carrollton
was taken ill recently, and called
in a physician of his race to prescribe for him. But tho old man
did not seem to bo getting any
betteivnnd finally a white physician
waa called. Soon after arriving,
Dr. S——felt the darkey's pulse
for a moment, and then examined
his tongue. "D'd your other
doctor take your temperature?" he
asked. "I don't know, sah," ho
answered, feebly; <;I liaint missed
a.ivthing but my watch as yit,
boss."
Senator Hoar tells an amusing
story of a rather tlissipated lawyer
who had a ease approaching on the
docket. One day he told his oflice
boy to "go over to the Supreme
Court and see what in hell they are
doing." The court was hearing a
very important ease, in which Mr.
Choute was on one side and Mr.
Curtis on the other. The bar and
the court-room were crowded with
listeners. Ah Mr. Curtin was in
the midst of his argument, the eye
of the chief justice caught sight of a
young urchin, ten or eleven years
old, with yellow trousersstufl'ed into his boots, and with his cap ou
one hide of his head, gazing intently
up at him. lie said: "Stop a moment. Mr. Curtis.'' Mr. Curtis
stopped, and there was a profound
silence as the audience wnv the
audacious little fellow standing entirely uneMiiei.nii'il, "W'lint do vou
want, my boy?'' said the chief justice.    "Mr. I* told me to eome
over und see what in hell you was
up to." was the reply.
The rate at wliich u shaft can be sunk
depends upon too many factors to allow
a iair comparison between different
shafts—the size of shaft, hardness of
ground, amount of water to be handled
and means available for removing
broken rock. It is believed that South
Africa holds the speed record The
Vogilstrms' deep shaft went down 141
feet in the month of December, 189(5, including timbering-.   The usual   rate of
-Sin kintr.-however—in South Africa—is,
only eighty feet per mouth. The rate
of sinking in the Leadville shafts varies
greatly. In dry gvpand ninety to one
hundred feet per month can be made: in
wet dolomitic sand (quK-ksand) if sixty
feet per month is made without accident
it is considered «ood work. In Butte,
Montana district a moderately dry shaft
in {•'raiiite will he ordinarily sunk at
the rate of eighty to ninety feet per
month. In California, on the Mother
lode formation, from sixty to eighty
feet is considered *»'oo(l work.
MINK   VALUATION.
According to an English expert
the supply of coal yet remaining tc
be mined in the United Kiugdom
amounts to   SO, 084,000,000   tons,
Winter
Suitings
Let Liebscher make a suit
for you and yxm will never
be satisfied with another
"fit." He has the stylish
fit; his clothes look well,
they wear well, and feel
good.
RB. -Liebscher,	
Sllverton's Boss Tailor
NOTICE.
TO DELINQUENT CO-OWNER.
To H. KUMMELEN, or to whoti.euever he may
have transferred his Interest In the Soho
mineral claim, situated in the McGuigan
Basin, Slocan'Mi ing Division, West Kootenay Mining Division.
\TOU aro herehv notified that I have expended
. $102.50 In labor and improvements upon the
above mentioned mineral claim under the provisions of the Mineral Act. and if within «(i days
from thebaic of this notice you fail or refuse to
contribute your proportion of the above
mentioned sum, which ls now due, together
with all costs of advertising, your Interest In the said claim will become the
property of the undersigned under Section 4 ol
the "Mineral Act Amendment Act 1900."
Kaslo, B.C.,October 15, 1*18.
J C.RYaN.
$5 worth
OF OLD MAGAZINES
SENT TO ANY ADDRESS   FOR-
Amon*<r the various proposals for ex-
tendii)}!' the duties of a paternal govern
ment, the most stai'tUng up to date is
that which was seriouslv made in London by the President of the Council of
West Australian Mineownors, who sn»-
posted that a jjenenil inspector of mines
be appointed by the State jjnvernment
with a view to periodical visits for the
purposo of sampling and checking thc
ore reserves and estlmntini; values in
the pro<luc'm!>' mines. Futhunnoru, this
inspector was to receive a salary which
should "place him beyond the pale of
temptation."
Nerve bracers suitable for damp
weather can be obtained at the
Kootenay saloon in Sar.don.
Import
er;
Wc havo Just received a conipleto stock of
Mirrors, Crown lVrfumos, Ra/.ors and
Razor Strops, anil Kims Cutlery. These are
tho best tfoods manufactured; can't Ret
imytliliiH belter; and we net thorn direct
from European manufacturers, therefore
can save you considerable In the ImyiiiK.
What is nicer than modest, pure, delightful
perfumes? No one Is so "tlnlckyu as to
object to tlio Crown kooJs.
F. J, DONALDSON,
Sandon's Pioneer Roil Cross Druit Storo.
It's worth
your while
RELIABLE ASSAYS
Gold..... ♦ .V.I I Oold and Silver..$1.00
Lend 7ft I OoM.slIv'r.copp'r l.N)
Samples hy mull rceeivoprompt attention,
Gold and Silver Refined and Bought
0GDENAS3AYC0
1735 Arnj »lnm °4..   l>«"uv»>r, Colo,
Shoes that Wear
No reason fur nut liavlii'irtlicm, You
wiiut ituim-lhlnir whim you uo into
the hills tlmt you ciin depend upon.
Mv nhui's have sitioil Ihe let. Tiny
glvo HiitMuettoti,    litipaliliiK done,
Puney Ward.      Sandon.
Miners' Shoes a specially.
one Dollar
Address—
the Old Bookstore.
E.   GALLOWAY,
Vancouver, B. C.
Arcade.
F. H. HAWKINS
ASSAYER
SANDON
P. O. BOX 1 8S
TELEPHONE 22
Single-
comb Black
Minorca
Oockerils
■■MMM A0*^M 9__
For Sale
1 haven tiumlw of line lllnlstuilln.
ivim-n f at t eiii'h, MlnorrsK cannot
lm beiiii'ii fur ilii« number unit sl/i- uf
etw* tliey lay. Write nt once* Thin
ad will not uppi-ar nirnlii
G. W. GWMMETT,
C. I'.H Tlmt' In»|H'ciiir.
HANDON, ll.C
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viyuiii*'!"
Von Khuner: I'm jnnit vtivlmj;
tin-in tor u friend of iniin- who luth
just Iwcoiiu' a Christian Scicntisl."
'i nf* ii'fi i r*i V',"'. ii'v *'
' i we can't induce
'">"! letter    life"
♦ lw
happened
iii,i'»    Ait**
1 .,f the \.\"e M-iV-v   VooA,    the   \ee\-
i *
! ni't'i' nmnnj»<'r, in a window of the
■ \'\'t-roll House, in Xew York, he
'siid to n friend who aeeoinpanied
' him: "HereV the man that ineiteH
You can't afford to let a
Moment pans without making the moHt of it. It won't
do any good to whine for
what you enn't get, Take
what you can get; make the
heHt of what iH yours—it's
not ho Iuul. When there'H
no BiiiiKhine without, make
it within. MOMEXT8 in
not a whirl-wind; Hh a Little Journal of (Jood Stuff—
Mui! that warms the heart
ami makes wml. It will cost
you only FIFTY CENTBa
year—nml if you don't get
your money'H worth the flrM
year, you can have it for the
rest of your life for nothing. |
A <1 d ici-H—   M n m i: s rs,
New Denver. H.
I'ulill tml eaAi moulli l.y II. M. WAI.KF.K.
DryFeet, WarmHeads
We have everything for thehody from the feet up, and you may he
Huruiill iHgood, hutour newHlockof HATSiBpivrtieulaiiy good: Ktylinh
Khapi'H, KnHtColorn, hest quality.   Hard ami Soft, fo»* Fall and Winter
W. R. niegaW, Sandon and Vernon.
:\ StJamcsHotcl
Vii
iiiri
NOTICE.
Nol AU I.i- fault.
So. Sir! You want
daughter, do yon?"
Terrified Young man
sir; hut not any worse
wftntN to tmirrv me."
-Stern father:'
to marry
him   to   lead   al
Filtering.     Nye ]
" Y-ves,
than   she
removed his hat and ran his hand
over the hairless expanse  of  his
lillll T
'II AT *nv Otiwr 'if
U'l Ui 1,1 ul. I III.' »
li, in i niii'i'tlf
MUitti'S'.   ,,t fl-..! ,,1
> W    . In, *>i.   , ii.v
I    Itlllt    l» 1,1,1) llh,1   lui,!,
A   Tramp's  Physiology.—Nat
t.oodwm dei-iare* that  iaet  Fpruig
m ,*i,\ dnrntorvt u Mil* t»*Mt •» itKoiit my lie lmd occasion to turn down a per*
ki"-i»l.*-il*«.ir<vt,<*.Hi!. !   , .      .    .       . . . '
!»*♦. i n whtttaattt.net, mi*, i <m },ii-teiit ftrect!>egg."ir-And rewormtra
IMIIT. WILMAAtS
Will.*-."    On ut Min toll.
ted with him on hi^
head, and, after staring aliout for a
moment, *aid; Tlm U Major I'oml.
I Mleve." "'Yes, f»Ir. What can
t do lor you?" answered the major.
"I want to get a job on the platform," returned Nye. "Ah—yes,*'
aidncs.saud his' said tho uiajor slowly; "lave  you
Gale's
Barber
Shop
4T
if/    THE
tit    otn    rt>
ymUABMjp
J^^Sfl^^L       'finest norvo tonitu
^i^**   ^.f^      New Denver
A..lACOHKON.l,u»jiikrf<ir
When yoa want a first class meal, or n bed that
in cieatiaim ouii hhu M-vii-iii-n-uc, ,»*'« «...».«... **..,.*
yuu
■■tiii'.t!^
A J5.0i- j>Jf.ijjt-er hfiir.'.tv Ahr. lV*c
'Phone JO
AND BATH ROOMS
The best Tonsorift! Establishment in!
the Slocun.
BAi.vtouvLni.tMi, MuiiiBt., Sandon.
Job Printing
That assays high in artistic merit,
•lone aL New Denver's printing emp
Address THE LEDQE
quickly
emporium—

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