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 .^ffinHfiiiffflHifimi;^'  In Time: the 5iocan Coun= =  try Will   be   the Great S-  Silver Camp on iVlother ==  Y 'Earth.. ���  -. - p  -Jllill!lil]i!!ll;i!iJ!l!lliiiill,IlillJI!ii!!llll#  ^JIHilllilillllHilHIIII!,^-  S Job Printing at This Office  =�� at  Prices In  Harihony  j= With    the   i*le:afichoIy  ���� Condition of Silver.  %lliliJIIIiJlillllillllililii!iililillIiiilllilli;^-  .  Vol. II.No. 30.  NEW DENVER, B.C., APRIL 25, 1895.  Price Ten Cents.  OKE SHIPMENTS.  Record -"of., the .'Mineral -Being:'���Handled  .���'-'���."        Over the N. &S. Railway.  Ore shipments during the past week  show a decided falling off, as nearly  all the mineral stored at Three Forks  and the concentrator has been moved  out. None of the properties are taking* out ore to any extent at present,  as it is between seasons, bad roads  preventing* supplies being-handled.  Several of the leading mines will  start up again next month, with larger  forces than ever, and the shipments  to follow will be in excess of those of  the past winter: One new mine is  entered as a shipper, the Mollie  Hughes, 'located close to town... It  made a small shipment to Pilot Bay,  the first to that point from the Slocan.  Last Wednesday the Star sent 52 tons  to Tacoma, valued at $5,200. The  remainder of the 497 tons handled  during the fortnight went to the  Oman a works. .  From the initial shipment on September 13, 1894, till January 1, 1895,  the Slocan mines sent out over the  Nakusp & Slocan Railway;���    ;  IHE LAND OF POI.  O. A, McDonald Tells  ot His  Trip to  Honolulu.  Alpha mine                77ii tons,-valued at.  $'77,12.5  Mountain Chief           91��:  " , 9,125  Slocan Stary ;    .    1,031-V     ,y .  ������ 103,150  Fisher Maiden   ,        47|     ;         "  -.4,775  Noble Five ���''.'.���"    : l'  87  ���":��� Y 8,700  Minnesota Silver Co   15:: :  1,500  Reeo                           42��  4,225  Idaho                         ,6.0  6,000  Last Chance            '"; 15','.''". ���'"' /".' '  1,500  ��215,100  Total 2,151  Since the first of the year the list by  the same route shows:���.  January  r l:3l         1,397 tons, valued at  ��139,700  Februar  y 1-28       814 tons  81,400  March 1-31              881 tons  88,400  DATE.  MINE.        WEIGHT.  VALUE.  April 1  Slocan Star  155  $15,500  k  Noble Five  60  6,000  ��<  Alamo  155  15,500  44  Ruth    -.:'.���.'.:  15  , 1,500  A\;ril3  Slocan Star  30  3,000  44  Idaho  50  5,000  April 4  Slocan Star  100  .10,000  44  Idaho  80  8,000  April 5  Alamo  .45  '. '4,500  . ��� "���  Sovereign  15  1,500 -,  April 6  Slocan Star '  60  6,000  .������'.  Idaho  65     .  6,500  April 7  Slocan Star  75  7,500  ��<  Idaho  ��-2��  9,250  .4  Alamo  m v  1.750  April 8  Slocan Star  60  , 6,000  April 10  44  50  5,000  ���'  Idaho  Hi  1,750,  44  Mollie Hughes  U  450  April 11  Idaho  20  2,000  44  Alamo  20  2,000  A:niM2  44  20  2,000  Ajrii 13  Slocan Star  48  4,800.  A pril 15  Mountain Chief  20 -  2,000  April 17  Slocan Star  52  5,200  Resumed Work.*  Work was resumed on the Wonderful last Friday, six men being employed. The Wonderful is expected  to develop into a paying proposition  inside of 30 days. Ifthat is the case,  a mill and tramway will be immediately erected Finch deserves a mine  more than almost any other man in  the Slocan.  D. A. McDougald, a   well   known  resident  of Nakusp,   returned   last  week from a six months' residence in  the  Sandwich   Islands.    Mac  went  there to better his health, but did not  derive much benefit. The republic  of Hawaii, as it is now called, contains a population of. 90,000. There  are 25,000 Japanese, 15.000 Chinese,  8,000 Portuguese, 4,000 whites, and  the balance are Kanaka,^.     :  Raising sugar is the principalin  dustry, most of the labor being done  by coolies.    The sugar planters are  very wealthy, many of them counting  their money with seven figures.       ~  Honolulu is a cityof 25,000 and has  two hotels and seven saloons. One of  the hotels charges |2 per day and the  other f 4. The $4 a day house is run  by the Government and does not pay  expenses. It costs $1,000 to get a5  license, and one lias to stand in with  the Government in order to get it at  t:iat price. The Government since  the Queen was put in prison, is run  by .'seven or eight men, who only bold  their job by the aid of a standing  army and (Catling guns. The army  consists: of 200. men, who receive $40  a month.: They are.;all wJiite;soldiei*s;  The country is upon ;the eve of another rebellion, and this time it will  be amongst the whites.  The natives are pf a large size,  good-natured and fat. They dislike  work and are not troubled with labor  unions. None of them ever strike for  higher wages. Some of the wealthy  ones have nicely furnished houses,  but they seldom use them, as they  prefer to eat their fheals in the cellar.  They live on poi and fish. Poi is a  meal, made from a vegetable resembling a-turnip. It is boiled and then  poured into a largeclish. The dish  is put upon the floor and the Kanakas  squat round it on mats. Each one in  turn dips his finger in the poi and'  what sticks to the finger is eaten.  Mac became quite expert at eating  poi and thought so much of it that he  brought some back with him. The  natives do not say grace and family  prayers do not bother them any.  On the island of Hawaii is to be  seen the palace of King K. It is filled  with relics and valuables of all kinds,  The doors are never locked as the  Kanakas would not steal anything.  They are not ambitious enough to  steal. Living for less than five cents  a day, they would be foolish to endanger their liberty by stealing.  Tiie Sandwich Islands do not produce much ice, but bananas are procurable at 40 cents per bunch The  country offers no inducements to  Canadians. Canadian money is discounted five per cent., while Ameri  'MTTIdB THREE FORKERS.  What People Are Doing: in tiie Famous  Prong-ed City;  Capt. Moore is in Helena, but will  return in a few days.  Frank Locasto has added a pool  table to his establishment. This is  the first and only table in the Siocan  country.  There is one eise of typhoid fever  in town, and more are likely to follow  if the sanitary conditio a of the place  is not immediately improved.  Forty-five men are working on the  tramway that is to connect the Idaho  and other ''mine's with the concentrator. One hundred men will be em-'  ployed on the work as soon as possible. The main line of the train 4vay  extends ,-from the concentrator up  Howson creek, 10,400 feet and will be  completed some time in June. The  concentrator will be closed down until  the tramway is ready to transport ore  from the mines.  A Ladies' Aid Societv-has-beerror-  ganized here, with the following Officers: Mrs. Norquay, president; Mrs.  Bowen, vice; Mrs. Pitts, treasurer;  Miss Dryden, secretary. The Object  of the society is the promotion of  church and school work: Already a  lot lias been obtained and over $100  subscribed towards the erection of a  building to be used for church and  educational purposes. A supper for  the raising of funds will be given in  a short time.  The Slocan's Pets.  George Henderson of the Hotel Slocan has two bear cubs that were cap  tured by a crapper at the foot' of the  lake. The cubs are quite young and  George has some difficulty in getting  them to eat civilized food. He feeds  them in the barroom and the exhibition is equal to a wild west circus.  The cubs give sparring contests and  occasionally vary the programme by  chewing the pantaloons of the spectators. They are amusing little fellovvs  and George would not sell them for  the best farm on Slocan lake.  Of Interest to Merchants.  can is taken at par.  I. S. Freeze is  expected  Calgary tomorrow.  in from  W. BroAvn,assistant general freight  agent of the, C. P. R., has issued this  notice to agents, shippers and consignees relative to Kootenay traffic:  In order to expedite the delivery. of  small shipments'of freight from B. C.  coast points, commencing Tuesday,  April 9, we will load a special car, or  more if required, exclusively with  less than carload shipments for uhe  Kootenay cou.iitry. These shipments  will leave Vancouver every Tuesday/  time for the  for  MINING NOTES,  Happening's    of   Interest   Among-   the  Treasure Vaults.  The staff on the Alamo has been  reduced to 12 men.  Alex. McKenzie, of the Alpha, is  on his way in from New York.  Several of the Slocan mines will increase their forces in a few days.  Messrs. Eobinson and Franklin left  town on Mond-tv to do the assessment  on the Mammoth.  The miners on the Idaho have been  paid off. Work will be resumed when  the. roads get better.  Alex. Saunders has gone to Burton  City, with the intention of prospecting  along Trout creek.  Thirty men are in the Big Ben 1.  A month from now is time enough to  go into that country.  Several prospects have recently  been located on the track made by  snowslides this winter.  Operations on the Sovereign were  suspended last week. .Work will be  resumed when the snow disappears.  The B. C. Iron Works., of Vancouver,  will commence the manufacture of  concentra-or machinery in a short  time.  J.Newlancls, who was at Ainsworth  ten years ago, will be in the district  shortly in the interest of Eastern capitalists.  Eli Carpenter, who has wintered in  the Big Bend, will spend the summer  prospecting. ia the direction of; Wood."-:  and-Canoe rivers-  Another tunnel has been commenced on the Last Chance. This  property is looking fine and promises  to be one of the solid mines of the district..  Most of the professional prospectors  who have wintered in New Denver  are taking to the hills, and before the  summer is over, many new strikes  will be found, and perhaps *i fortune  or two made.  Sale ot the Twin Lakes.  The Balfour Trading Co. is opening a branch at Burton City.  Messrs. Kinney, Brown, Henderson,  Thompson and Mulvey left on the W.  Hunter yesterday for the foot of the  lake, where -"they intend to put m a  few days fishing*, catching bears and  other pleasant amusements. .  reaching Revelstoke in  morning  and freight should reach the  boat   leaving   Friday  Robson.  different Kootenay lake points on  Saturday or Sunday. Agents will  please see that shippers and merchants are promptly notified of this,  and make the necessary arrangements to insure those shipments being  st Vancouver not later than 5 p.m.  Tuesday evening.  The Alamo Min ing Co., represented  by Capt. Moore, has secured another  slice of the Twin Lakes mine. Tho  deal was put through last week, J. L.  Drumheller being the seller. Seven-  fortieths were disposed of, for ^1,500.  The Twin Lakes is one of the claims  adjoining the Alamo and is a good  property.  r-O-  Bonded Warehouse.  Cummings & Richardson, wholesale  liquor merchants, have had built,, ai  the Siding, a large cellar for the purpose of storing their goods in bond.  This will be supervised by W. Thomlinson, who will represent the Inland  Revenue Department. The cellar  will accommodate several carloads.  The firm purpose putting in a large  stock of high class goods, one carload  of which arrived, at the Siding this  week. nf -jL'1 itiirn^V&i'&X'X&t  Pag-e 2.  THE: LEDGE.  Second Year  Published every Thursday.  B.    T.    LOWEBY,    EDITOR    AND  FINANCIER.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  ,....$2.00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first insertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions,  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and commuiiications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something- good,  no matter how crude. Get 3'our copy in while it  h hot, and we will do: the rest.  THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1895, y  THE SILVERY SLOCAN.  The striking of seven feet of clean,  and fifteen feet of concentrating, ore  in the lower tunnel of the Slocan Star  makes that property a mine. At the  present time from a very conservative  standpoint, and estimating silver at  60 cents an ounce, ��� this ;mine has  $2,00(}(%  irg it'one of the greatest silverpropo-  sitions in the world. ��� -The fact that  we have a mine of this kind in our  midst will restore confidence and in--  duce. capitalists to further develop the  many prospects in the Slocan. Many  men, with money to invest, have  fought shy of this district, thinking  that the prospects were all wedge-;  shaped, big oh top and out of sight at  the bottom "'���';.,'.���  A practical demonstration of the incorrectness of "'-'.this''theory, as in the  case of the Star, draws the attention  of the mining world to us, which  means the expenditure of millions of  dollars, and that every prospect worthy of notice will be properly tested.  The sun of prosperity is rising over  the Slocan, dispelling the mists of  doubt and uncertainty that have  h ung about it since its discovery, and,  even if the white metal does not  climb the financial grade much higher  we will have times that will rival or  excel the palmiest da#ys of .Nevada  and other silver States.  THE GREAT ANNOYANCE.  The mail service in the Kootenay  district is still unsatisfactory. The  subject is one that has been written  about so often that it has a flavor of  chestnuts about it. The officials, with  few exceptions, still conduct the postal System in a slipshod and careless  manner. We have good cause to remonstrate against the way in which  business is conducted. Upon March  21st we mailed a letter in Nelson to  New Denver and it reached there  eight days later. On or about. Feb.  26 we mailed a letter to Vancouver,  which had not reached there up to  April 13.  The delay and miscarriage of these  letters has caused us financial loss as  well as annoyance, but there seems  to be no redress up to date. We have  heard innumerable complaints from  many others, some of whom have lost  large sums of money by unneeessary  delay in obtaining: their mail. ^All  the; newspapers in the district can  vouch for the fact that the deliver v. of  papers to subscribers through the  mails is very unsatisfactory and entails a loss on each publisher, besides  the disappointment to the people,.at  not receiving their papers regularly.  West Kootenay isone of the most important parts of the Dominion and is  entitled to an efficient mail service.  Many of the postmasters should be  shelved and men appointed in their  places who will conduct the business  as it ought to be,  .' We have hever had any trouble  with the New Denver office, and we.  do not see any reason /why all other  offices should: not be conducted in the  same business-like manner. If the  service is not speedily improved we  would suggest that a private company  be formed for the purpose .of enabling  business men and others to have their  mail properly; bandied in the Koote-  riay. At present the service is'a^disf  grace to any civilized community,  and if it cannot be improved it should  ,be abandoned altogether until a better crop of postmasters can be raised.;  Rand Bros., of Vancouver, are a  firm of real estate' mon who always  do as i'they- advertise' ������ We recently  received from them instructions to  write and insert an ad. in this paper,  advertising Na kusp realty. The copy  was not submitted before insertion to  them for approval, and a line in it, in  reference to a smelter at Nakusp, was  not approved by them, and it = has  accordingly been eliminated from' the  advertisement. They have no desire  to make misleading statements, and  while Nakusp is an excellent smelter  point,, there is no positive certainty of  an institution of that kind being  started there at present, as far as we  can learn. ';  "-��� *���'��� ';-������"' :'���������,,'"  The following letter from President  Hendryx, of the Pilot Bay smelter,  was read at a recent meeting of the  Victoria Board of Trade:���It is my  belief, with the advantage of conservative protection, there will be on  Kootenay lake and adjacent territory  tributary to lake communication, in  a very few years, a mineral development that will astonish the mining  world, and give employment to thousands of men at the highest average  wages paid in any country, $3 per  day. The lead market of Canada is  now supplied with both pig and white  lead���as I am informed���with lead  mined and smelted in Mexico by  cheap Mexican labor, which is paid  80 cents a day;'-arid it is in the hands  of your legislators, whether an industry like ours shall prosper in a country that has an empire of mineral  territory, containing enough gold,  silver, copper, and silver-lead ores to  entitle it to a first place with any  country as a producer of mineral  wealth. ���John Andrew, this is a matter for you to attend to.  AsteroE SealB I Gfllis  KOS&E.AND, B. C.  /'|UR Stage Line meets all Boats arriving- at Trail  ���\J   Landing.  TS8 D. C. JOSlW IB CD.;  Dealers in ,  Pianos,  Organs,  Musicians'   Supplies, Sewing-Machines, and  Supplies.      \ .     .-;.-;,  spokanb;   v"':. -";;".'V:        wash.  JOHN W. GRAHAM &  Co.,  ,-,.   V WHOLESALE  Books, Stationery Office Supplies,  and Wall Paper.  Great Eastern Bloclc,  SPOKANE, WASH.  STANLEY    HOUSE,  ''���������''; ,.',:':'.' .-../.NELSON, B. C.Y  ���,���'��� *>f':'    y  BEST Rooms and Board in the City.   Hot and  Cold Water.   Bath Room for the use of the  Guests.   Rates reasonable.  MRS. McDQNALI), Prop  New Deriyer, B. -C.  OOTS and Shoe3 made to order. First-class  work. Imperial Calf for fine shoes. French  Goods specially adapted for Miners' and Prospectors' use.   Goods warranted not to rip for one year  Hasp feSloean Railway  TIj^E   OiAJR-ID.  IN EFFECT APRIL 5TH, ,1 895  TRAIN" LEAVES  NAKUSP THREE FORKS  Sundays at 8 o'clock Mondays at 13 o'clock  ^Tuesdays Wednesdays      "  Thursdays     " Thursdays      .  "  jFridays Saturdays "'..'"  jTrain leaves on arrival of boat from Wigwam  Close connection made Avith the Columbia river  boats for all points north and south.  This schedule is subject to change %t any time  without notice.  For further information apply to  J. S. LAWRENCE,  Trainmaster  Nakusp, B. C.  BIA *��� I  Steam Nay.*.. Co., Ltd  TIME O-A-R/D No. 5.  In Effect Wednesday, Aug. 29,1894.  KASLO ROUTE-  Leave Nelson:  Monday at 4 p.m. *  Tuesday at 1p.m.  Wednesday at 5:40 p.m.  Thursday at 4 p.m.  Friday at 4 p.m.  Saturday at 5:40 p.m.  -STB'. NELSON.  Leave Kaslo:  Sunday at 8 a.m  Tuesday at 8 a.m  Wednesday at 8 a,m  :   Th ursday at 8 a.m  Friday at 8 a.m"  Saturday at 8 a.m  The company reserves the right to change this  schedule at any time without notice.  For full information as to tickets, rates, etc., apply at the Company's offices, Nelson, B.C.  T. ALLAN, Sec'y, J. W. TROUP,  Nelson  B. C. Manager  HOT SPRINGS HOTEL,  ������ ......%RftdW,'^AKE,....  IS now open for tie accommodation of guests.  Rates, Si.50 to 82.50 per day. Batlis  25  cents ^ach, or 5 for 91.   For further  particulars write to the proprietors.  DAWSON, CRADDOCK & Co  Sjote Falls & iforffiern  RAILWAY.  '-..,.*; -��������� *>   . -'"'.'"   "      '   ,-  Nelson & Fort. Sheppard  Railway.  ALL,     RAUL   iltOUTE    TO    SPOKANE  The only through route from Nelson, Kaslo,  Kootenay Lake and all Slocan  ��� ���PoirtS.   :. Y .Y..:  ���;..:.���-.'-���-..  Through Trains Semi-Weekly.  Leave 7 a.m.  NELSO^  Arrive 5:40 p m  On Tuesdays and Fridays, trains fwiir* rim  through to Spokane,arriving" same day. Returning  passengers will leave Spokaneat7,a.m.6n Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving at iNelsoh at 5:40 p.  in., same day, making close connection with the  steamer Nelson for Kaslo and all Kootenay lake  POintS    ���' :������. ������; .-.���������������:'������ ���'���/:YY':-   '."���'������",  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with stage oh Mondays  and Wednesdays^ Thursdays and Fridays    -  Passengers for Trail Creek mines connect at  Northport wi th stage on Wednesday and Saturday.-; .   -  - ��� .       ''������  The Quickest  Cheapest Rente  or  West.  Steamer leaves Nakusp every Thursday and Sunday morning, making* close connection at Kevelstoke  with trains for all points East or  ������West. ..  Before you travel g*et information from  C. P. R Agents as to time and  rates. It, will save you money.  Apply to nearest Railway A^ent  or to  GEO. McL. BKOWN,  f' ��� ���        . '   '  District Passenger Agent,  Vancouver ar.  THE L  Pag*e 3  -..- SCCEUR   D'ALENE:NUGGETS.    ,   Y  Prospected    for the Benefit of Former  Residents of that Cainp.  i '���.      ;~' /WALLACE.',, ' .���������*  '  -      -  W. C. Miller, county ���surveyor, made  a survey tins week of a wagon road  between Burke and Gem.  The postorftce has been removed to  the Eiehott building on Six.,h street,  between Bank and Cedar 'streets.;  Austin Wilson lias, so far recovered  from the last operation, on his foot as  to be ��i-bJLe to-get- around on crutches.  yP. M..Kau3' W. A. Bradley and M,  J, Moor are preparing* to gojntothe  wood business on quite an extensive  scale, their-', special  object being the  V��*A  1   w  essr  a Cm  3  ReveMce, B. C.  Analytical   Chemist and  Assayer.  ORE   of any   kind   assayed.     Nickel   Ore  a  ,   Specialty.'  {Ska   ��    tsSfe-;  Nakusp, B. 0.  AGENT   FOR  1"'  jlio  mi  mi  Fira  W^  1"  1  aiers  rvA T     WTO1"�� f^U h-  NAKUSP,  supplying* or mining companies.    A!  iiuine.is being* put in Lake fi'ulcli, in  which the wood,will be floated down  to the1 railroad.'  ''-..-.: , WARDNER. '..,  The Sienna Nevada is shipping ore  . regularly, as is also the Shoshone.  The Stem; winder concentrator and  "tramway* are once more in Operation,  haying* started up Monday.  ��� E: Cijattell, blacksmith, was placed  on the cripple list this week, as the  result of "being* severely kicked by . a  horse. '    :  The cabin of Major Bailey was  burglarized Monday evening* during*  his absence, and his provisions, and  blankets taken away.  Wm, Thomas was thrown from a  ���''.-.'lioi'se;this week and  had- his collar  bone broken.    This is the second accident of that nature to happen in two  ;. weeks.   c      -���.'.��� :������"������'  :; : William Shelie returned Weelnes-  .day from Harrison, where he has been  lumbering' all. winter. He put in 500,-  000 feet of iumber and. several hiin-  :dred railroad ties.  The Mammoth .near Burke has a  force of men at work, and are doing*  nearly everything.by contract. The  contract1 system is to: be adopted generally on���-Canyon Creek.  E. M. Gilpin and S. P. Fair weather  have started work on the Polaris  mine, three miles from Osborn,   This  mine is the property of W. B. Iiey-  burn and has stood idle for five years,  in spite of the fact that, the richest ore  ever produced in. the Coeur d'Alenes  .has come from it. -y:  The difference in the rates of wages  now offered; b;-/ the Bunker Hill &  Sullivan people and those formerly  paid is 50 cents per d'-i^y/perman.  This amounts, individually'to $15 a  month, or -$180-per. year.. The men  who went on strike las? November  liav^.been four months in idleness,  equal, to over $3G0 in wag-es, or more  than the .proposed reducLion would  amount to in two years.  .The'matter of the starting up of  the Bunker Hill & Sullivan mines,  ..'which has occupied 'the attention of  business men as well as miners for  some time, seems to be drawing to a  head, and there .is. hardly any doubt  that trouble will ensue- should/General  Manager Bradley enoieavor to start  up the mine, or even openly offer to  do so on the company's proposed  scale of ��8 per day for miners and  ��2.50 for shovellers. The miners are  thoroughly organized now in every  camp in the district, and they stand  together on any proposition better today than even before the riot of July,  1802.  Applications by Mail will  fee Proniptfy Attended to.  &.,  NAKUSP, B.C.  The location of this Hotel '    ,Y'  is excellent, and commands  a jarrand'view of the beautiful scenery that surrounds ������-,  thetown.  ; Y, .'������.';���  The Bar lias  one  of the  .��� ' - larg-est . stock* ��� of - Wines,  Liquor*:, and Cigars in the  -  Country.^..   .���"-..       ;  The Dihinq-Room is tip to  ;���������<-���;.���-.���������'''���'.   date, and Traveler,*, slie^uld '  always give the Lelaud a  ���    call. . - ���'-,��������� --; ���,,  ..        - r. ,  ^\  Wholesale -Produce Merchants-,:;  Be.sieEET,:. ; y-'���;:-: .-. ^vahgouver,  B;  G  o  I7E handle Dried Frnits, ^i-esli   Fruits, Butter, Eggs,  *������{.;.'.        "..��� Cheese,; Bacon, Hams, and Lard...;     \ '" :  NOTICE.  In;- the ���Matter   of-^th8 ^ra,mwaiy;  ,    Company ^Incorporation   Act,  ..: -1835." ' ;: ; ':���������:  >!  nHAKE NOTICE tliat we, Nathaniel D. Moore and  1 John Vallance., of Three '.Forks,' B. C, have  taken "stc is to ineoroorate a- company, called tbe  '"Slocan Tr.amv.ray Company, "for the purpose of  building- and operating- a tramway for hauling' ore:  'i-iuch tramway' to commence', at or near the Concentrator- at.the mouth of Ho'w?on Creek,, near  Three''.Forks, West Kootenay, British Columbia,  and proceed up Hoavsoii Creek for a distance of  about 9,009 feet, ami then to divide into narts, and  proceed-by the nearest practical route to the Idaho,  St. John', :Alamo,.'. Cumberland, and Yakima  mines.  Dated at Three Forks, B. C, the 23th day of  March, 1895.  ���;'   '.'-'���/.        NATHANIEL P. MOORE  .. JOHN VALLANCE.;;  h.  And All Siiiiiii^ Siipplie  ^  3  Full Stock on Hand.    Branch ..Store at Three Forks.  til  IT  ill  F~��7*  TV  .tl  ...^-..LKaslo, B. 0.  r3ELY. Furnished Room^. liooms, 25-'cents"a  nig-ht.   Rooms with fire, 50 cent.-;.  :1   k  1  Sawf  �����  s  !"��� 1AYING- placed some new  jOsJass'  Macliine'ry- in our Mill,  we are prej^ared to furnish  all .'kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber and Shingles at  a'reatlv reduced Prices.  PRICE LIST  Rough Lumber, narrow,  '   '���' " .      .wide.  Joist and Scantling, sized.up'to  IS feet Ion sr.  I��''to'2-i '-.".'  in 'toso ' ���   ���   ���' ���  Flooniiir.'T&-. G.(i "  "     "' ���    ���'     '4'"  V joint Ceiling-, -i "  i> " Rustic,  Sbipiap,  Surfaced I) res -cc'  810 o()  311 00 to si*> 00  ;?11 00  *I2 0(��  rm^  R f3 R ' nrr-*j*j -v-x a h f* R   S  DENTIST  ''Y'.Je"W"eIer  KABLO CITY,       "''���';��� ���    ,   -  13. C.  KASLO,  B.C.  Graduate of American 'College of Dental Surgery  Chicago'..  -Oi-'KfCK: Over Bvers' Hardware store.  !���'��� The on!y practical Watchmaker in  the Kootenay.: District. Orders by  mail receive prompt attention  DOCTOR  1   ���  *V^9  KASLO, 11 a  iii.U k-udiolitll- .'Jjaku. oaViriiilll  L  (Works at K;v4<*. YL.C)  IXIXLsJLb  a.. .i.-i.jL'i'.SL^' ,  Graduate' of Trinity University, To-!  roiito.    ]\rcmb(ir of col lege Physi-  oian's and Surgeons, Ontario. poot  0f   Hendryx- Street,    Nelson.  iiiMiU liallbBiJlidUlJliu'J  Notice to tiie Public.  QTAGES ���Leave.. Kaslo   and   Three' Fork-?,  for  n   eifclier ulace. every mornin?," at 8 o'clock  i?].'* 00 j 0   eifclier place, every mornmg- at 8 ocloc  .820 00 '  822 00  *22 00  5?LM!!Satisfaction'' is   Guaranteed  8i;i 00    A liberal dicoimt on large orders for Cash, ! ��� ���  A full stock of ^uinlier,  rouii'h and dressed, laths,  sliingles, sash,doors,l-nould-  ings, etc. Clear and dry  fir' flooring and ceiling foV  sale allow  est prices.  ,      -. ���     ���   ii. d. ouulx [HSXRYDAWES.  PETER��� GENELLE & Co*! Manao-er. As-cut,  G. 0- BUCHANAN;  Propv'etor J?ag*e 4.  THE LEDGE.  Second Year  . COOLGARDIE.  A Short Sketch of Affairs in That Far-  off Camp.  Goolgardie is in West Australia, and  in a portion of country practically unknown until 1892. During* that year  a-limn named Bay ley located a claim  and called it Bayley's Reward. The  ledge in this claim is nine feet wide,  and when opened up proved to he a  regular bonanza.    The Londonderry  and MarUana are two other claims,  with equally rich surface showings.  The Londonderry was sold last vear  to'"British capitalists for$l, 000,000^ but  this has all been lost, as the mine has  petered Out. :'���    ; ,  : ^  Other mines have improved as they  descended, although regular mining-  will not be carried on until the railroad is completed from Southern  Cross to Goolgardie, a distance of 120  miles.- It is impossible, owing to the  deep sand' to bring* in stamp mills  and other heavy mining machinery  at the present time.  W. W. McGaliey, of Spokane, lias  bonded the St. Patrick, Mount Hood,  and Only One claims on. Trail creek,  the figures being $30,030. George  Dozois, H. C. Munson, and George  McGaughey were the former owners.  N. D. MOORE, Pres.  R. McFERRAN, Sec'v  Information Wanted  o  F William Mclhvaine, aged 28 years, about 5  feet 8 inches in height   Last heard of N  Nakusp,  Address his father.  Ii. C, in October, 1893.  JAMES McILWAINE,  180, Centre street, Montreal,: Qtie.  CONCENTRATOR, THREE FORKS, B. C.  W;Pellew Harvey, F.C.S.  .      VANCOUVER, B. C,  Mining Engineer,* Analytical Chemist, and  Assayer.  Assay Office and Metallurgical Works.  Miners'    5uppiles.  tSF3 Hay and Grain in Gar Lots to the Trade.  &m����2E* ' 'crsjsi.���" --^cytircE-i.-'  M. W.-BRUNER,  Physician and Sukgeon.  Coolgardie is on 1 v a  starting  point  ibr the miners, as the field capable of  being prospected ���'. j- extends over an  area comprising i,500 miles. The  principal place'r: mining is done at  Hanna^- distant 30 miles from Goolgardie/ Two thousand in en are employed at Hanna. The rush to this  camp was caused by the discovery of  a lake of fresh water, This is the  only fresh water yet discovered in  the country. Many valuable claims  cannot be worked owing to the scarcity of water. Salt water is obtained  by digging 10 or 12 feet. It has to  be condensed before- fusing and is  worth a bit a gallon/ Too free use of  it causes dysentery .The Government  is drilling'&rtesian wells. ��� ?  Pack horses and camels are used  extensively for transporting 'goods.  Camels are the best packers, but are  expensive, costing |300 apiece at the  least. Packing from. Southern Cross  to Goolgardie, 120 miles, costs $150 a  ton, 'Which is much less than British  Columbia price?. Gooigarclie contains  lO^OOO people,.mostly men, and is a  hard place to live in. The heat occasionally hits the 110 mark in the  shade, induce -is worth almost as  much-as gold. It costs $3 a day to  1 ive^iit the hotels,. and beef and mutton are the staple diet.- Saloons are'  scarce, as no licenses are issued, unless the house has at least 15 rooms  and a dining room. Fruit is unknown  except imthe canned- stage. -Miners  earn;$20 a }week and find plenty of  employment, but other labor is not in  demand.: "Miners' licenses cost ��5 a  year, and a lease from the Government of mining land costs  for each. acre.  A  Three Forks,  FULL Line of Drugs and  dies ke:-t on hand.  GHARLES W. McANN  ,��� .Vbarristbr, &c,'��� ���  MINING LAWS   A   SPECIALTY.  KASLO CITY. B. C.  B.C.  Prescription Reme-   hg^S'^k.  : Gboftg Tjoug^  rhiissiora charged. ��-\ .,..-... -  ��"Fax-? SGlectibn; ii+i-aietliat�� returns,  Sliipping" tajrs furBished free upon  request-  ^._ -hst-i    Tliere is NO DUTY on Furs or any  ' -r,J"|P$otlicr goods "we "hancllc.  *K\   ^S^Write for Circular giving SJiip-  "^} ping- directions and LATEST EEA3S-  Dissolution of Partnership.  "NOTICE is hereby given that the partnership  IN heretofore existing between W: R. Hart.and  T. F. Jeffers, doing .-air hotel business under the  iirm name of Hart & JefFcrs, at Silverton, B. C.,  has this day been dissolved by mutual consent. Ah  accounts must be presented to W. R. Hart for set,  tleiiient., . ��� /-*��� ������<���'���"������������< ��� y.-.;-^'Y';>-;-:.'i y y y-���".'���: v.  ���-."��� ���-'������ W. R.HART.  y T. F. JEFFERS  Dated at Silverton, B. C.,this 28th day of March,  1895.   ' ; ���.  '  HOUSE: {  Incorporated.  200-212 First Avenue North,  HELENA, MON*.,  "���or. Cooke &BozemanRts.  branches:  CHICAGO, ILL       .VICTORIA, B. C  39 Lansley St.  128 Kickigiin St.  WINNIPEG, MAN,  178 Princess St.  -  Nelson,-B.C.  Full Line of Suitings and  Trouserings always on hand.  ��5 a year  HOUSE,  Kaslo, B.G  Is issued at New Denver, B. C, on Thursday.  >Vet weather, snow slides, hard times, or the  sheriff' never hinders its publication. It  comes out just the same. :  ���A. Generous Offer.  Regarding the. Home for Consumptives which the people of Kamloops  are endeavoring to have established  in that town, the following from a  Toronfco v'paper is of interest:���Mr  Gage has just; received a letter.from  Sir William Van Home, agreeing to  the proposition recently laid before  him to-carry 100 -poor parents per a; -  mini free of cha-'ge to some fpoint-  along -the/line.- of the Canadian Pacific  Kail way, where a suitable site niay  be selected for the building of a home  far consumptives. It. is further^pro-  posed to give half rates t) all other  patients who may be sent out from  the local consumptive hospital in Toronto to the western hospital.  CONVENIENTLY situated to the steamboat  v 'landing. The bar, is one of the best appointed  in the Kootenay District.  JAMES DELANEY,  Lessee  Ditse  ���  8, B.-C.  Best   Furnished   Rooms  in the City.  Tr NORQUAY, Prop I  jDoes not dream of making a million ou-t of it,  jbut he expects to get a luxurious living. In  I order to do this it is necessary to h ave cash-  iable:material, and the^world at large is cordially invited to dig up enough money to pay  for an annual interest. To accoinmodate the  public we do  ft  At prices that do not discord with the despondent price of silver.  ���i  ���-ii  if Sacoiid Teaar.  THEJwLEi)GE.  Pagre 5  LOCAL. ASSAYS.  Little   Twinklers" Crowded "Out. From  ���Tlieir Accustomed. Nook.  '"i"^.,?-&rning;is;steward'of the Club  - m Kamloops. "������ ������;���}'-���"���������'��� '-''������,r .;'���:���"������-v> .-1*.-'.'  TV Ayison returned Friday from a  shdrt trip to Spokane. -    ���  Two; new families have taken up  their residence in Nakusp this week.  Good headway is being made with'  the building of the new boat at Nakusp. ."     . :      " :  Alex. Sproat has had his cottage  painted and enclosed with a neat  fence.   *   '* -   ' Andy McCroskie, formerly of Nakusp, is working as a carpenter in  Honolulu.  J. Findlay .was in' town this week,  representing the B. C Iron Works, of  Vancouver.   *    [  ���"Mr. and Mrs. Reider leave here  next week to take up their residence  in Nakusp.  G. G. Dennis, tax collector for the  south ridingof West Kootenay, arrived  in on Monday.  There was an extra large attendance at the dance in Shannon's hall,  Thursday evening.  S. Whittaker has bought out Tom  Mulvey's interests in Slocan City and  will open an hotel there.  The band boys will give a moonlight excursion and dance, on Monday, May 6.    Tickets, $1.  T. Blackwood, of Winnipeg, bought  up all the empty bottles in town this  week and "shipped them to' his firm.  Geo. Lafofme is building a bridge  for the Government across Goldstream  in the Big Bend.   The cost is |800.  J. A. Thomson, Inspector of steamboats for British Columbia, inspected  the steamer Wm. Hunter on Saturday  last.    ;;y ��� ..,....:...;������ :v,t.'V..,.:-���,'. :-'������-..''.'.','  .Dr. J.u^ of Spokaine,  has'been appointed stock inspector at  that point for the Dominion Govern -  .- ment..-;.-.���:���; ��� ,;.-'; i-0:-;'. yyy,'.:, y."c''>" ���/ ':���".-.; [    ' "���'"  Blaxik &(McEennan  have purchased i the - two jots on* the  south east corner of Josephine and  Sixth streets, from Frank Fletcher.:";>;  8'  Headquarters of the  Nakusp & f Slocan Railway.  THE GATEWAY OF THE FAMOUS SLOCAN MINES.  SUPPLY POINT TO THE RICH CARIBOO QREEK CAMP.  .:-.-���������        GOLD,iSILVER, AND MICA MINES CLOSE AT HAND,  CERTAIN   TO   BE   A   VERY    LARGE    TOWN  For Prices of Desirable Property and Particulars, Apply To  RAND   BROTHERS,  ' ���* * - *��� * . L *  ' - *- ..  > ....  Agents for  the Nakusp; Land and Improvement Company,.   ���      ;\   )V  100-102 CORDOVA STREET, ������ VANCOUVER  B. C  E  OOLICITOR and Notary Public. -  SOR  2<T&w 'Denver, B. O.  New Denver, B. C  4895=7  * 'Jack" Allen, a young citizen 'of  Three Forks, is reported to have come  in for a very large fortune by' the  death of a relative in the Old Country^  'Mr. McMillan, of McMillan & HariK  ilton, Vancouver, is making* a trip  through the Slocan in the interests of  his firm. He is highly pleased with  the country and expects to secure a:  large business. His firm .deseryes it  as they are one of the few houses  which advertise in this district. ���  Dr. J. E. Brouse, of Vancouver, has  arrived in town and opened an office.  He intends to establish a hospital as  soon as the necessary arrangements  can be made. A ho^pitaf would boa  great benefit to the miners in the  Slocan and the people should assist  the doctor as much as possible in the  matter.  OTJK-EIS  &C0LD:  LAND  REGISTRY   ACT  LOT 30 ,B L(JGK 24, KASLd (HT V,  :K- :���':������- :;*?(^1'   (MAP 893). ���  E-OPENED UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT.  Everytning in First Glass Order,  "Meals Served at all Hours.  rtBest of^fften^iori to Customer^ l"      :;: !;'"  JAGOBSOif & Co  mHEREAS the certificate of title of R. T. Low-  ;VV erytd^hetaboy^e hereditaments, bearing- date  thei7th;day of May, 1893, has-been lost or destroyed, and iipj)lication.has been- made for a Duplicate  of such.Certificate,- ������-".- -���  v  NOTICE is hereby given that such Certificate  iwitt be0ssued mness cause be shown to the con  trary, in writing, within one month of the date  hereof.  S. Y. WOOTTON,  y      *y ' Dejputy Eegistrar General  Land Registry Office, Victoria, 25th April, 1895.  . .S-j-: --*   ;-..!  ��>���    W��  or a  DEALERS I3ST :  S,  9  s,  -^GOTO--  H.-N. Coursier, of Kevelstoke, wall  visit New Denver, ;Silverlori,''Three.  Forks and other local points in a short  time with full lines of new millinery,;  dress goods^ laces, dress trimmings,  and fancy goods. Announcement of  dates will be made later on, and intending purchasers will do well to see  samples before buying elsewhere.  r. s. WILSON,  ���THE���  Sixthstreet, New Denver.  oots  Shoes,  T ATEST Styles, perfect fit. Fine English tweeds  Ju raid Worsteds. Latest designs iu fancy im  ported pantings and summer overcoatings.  Fox's English Serges and the celebrated Tyke  serges always kept in stock.  Fancy Vestings, etc., etc.  And all kinds of Goods re  ectors.  mers  Postoffice and Money Order Office in Connection Page 6  THE   LEDGE,  Second Year  MINING RECORDS,  Recorded at New Denver, for the week ending  April 24, 1895  TRANSFERS.  C. H. Abercronibie to James Ryan���110 in the  White Quail, on April 17. Recorded April 18;  amount, $50.  "   ���        ' "    '      , Y V1 ���  Chas. Kent to N". Fitzstubbs���| in Monarch and  Governor, on April 10. Recorded April20: amount,  SI- ;-. Y ���,- '    .        ���������  J. M. Young to Charles Chambers���All his interest in the Laddie, on March 2. Recorded April 22]  amount, $20.  Robert Donegan to F. J. Humphreys���J- in the  Morning on April 17. Recorded April 21: amount,  $125.  N D. Moore to the Alamo Mining Co.���All of  the Alamo, on March 14. Recorded April 24;  amount, 81.  J. L. Drumheller to the Alamo Mining Co.���-7 40  in the Twin Lakes, on April 15. Recorded April  24; amount, $1,500.  J. S. McFarlane to F. J. Cutler���J in the Bime-  ta'lic. on February 28. Recorded April24; amount,  $1. ���>���    ���: .....    ���     .  LOCATIONS.  Omahar-Ad joining the Echo, on Four Mile  Mile creek, by Charles Brand.   Recorded April 20.  Ocean���Near the Maid of Erin, on Payne mountain, by A. P. Blandy.   Recorded April 22.  ���;assessments.;   ':  "'���'������������  Ferry���Recorded 'April 18, by James Marino.  Echo N^o. 1���Recorded April 20 by Chas. Brand.  Silver Key���Recorded Apr. 124, by Geo. Long.  LEDGE CROPPINGS  Bourne Bros. ha,ve opened a store  at Burton Gityr^  Mrs. John Kirkup has joined her  husband at Rossland.      '  Don't miss the chicken dinner at  the Windsor restaurant on Sunday.  J. T. Nault, of 1 iosebery, sent his  horses to the pastures at the foot of  the lake today.      '  Regular monthly meeting of the  Ladies' Aid Society will be held in the  church riext Thursday afternoon;  Al. Hoyt has some elegant fruits,  just in. Stationery and reading matter of all kinds, at'fair prices, always  in stock. , t'  The burning of a large pile of  brush near the concentrator, Thursday  night, caused people in town to think  Three Forks was being wiped out  again. :  Al. Hoyt returned from Kaslo on  Tuesday. Al. says the walking is  good all the way, with-the exception  of 25 miles between Kaslo and Three  Forks.  The steamer Marion, with Captain  Sanderson in commandr will make  regular trips this season, calling at  Revelstoke, Lardeau and Nakusp  twice a week.  Provided 15 travel, the C. P. R.  will grant a fare and a third return  rate to %he provincial Christian Endeavor Congress, which meets at  Victoria May 14-16.  The Postoffice Department is soliciting tenders for carrying the mail between New Denver and Silverton  semi-weekly, from June 1. Tenders  must be in by May 10.  F. Pyman, New Denver's witch-  maker and jeweller makes cleaning  ancl repairing watches a specialty.  He visits Three Forks eyery Friday  to accommodate customers in that  town. .y: ���'������Y!'."-'t'.;.;  ., P. M. Tingling & Co. write from  Nakusp that there was ho truth in  the report that their boat, the Arrow,  was wrecked in the upper Columbia.  She was only hung up on a sand bar  at the Green Slide. The Arrow has  been made snag proof.  FRANK LOCASTO,  THE HAIROUTTER,  Three Forks, B. CJ.  HAS the only Billiard and Pool Table in the  Slocan. Choice lines of Cigars, Tobaccos and  Fruit; The Barber Shop in connection is the best  equipped in the District.  ���:;-v':���-������:" ���'-'-���  'DOCTOR ������>���' 'V'-- "'���.'���.'-���'  J.  B BROOSiB,  PHYSICIAN  AND  New Benver,  SURGEON.  B. L  THREE5 FOfiKS,   B.   G.  0  THIS Hotel, under new management, is cne of the best in  the country. The Rooms are comfortable and the  Dining Room contains the best the market affords. Don't  miss it when you go to the Forks. .;-.,  LOWES & CLAIR, Proprietors  9  ��  Vancouver, B. C.  Mining Machinery and Supplies.  General Machinery for Reduction Works.  Pipe Fittings, Belting, Oils, Etc., Etc.  Tram Lines Complete with Brakes,  Cars, Bails, and All Other Requisites  CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED.  BHBDB      B8   .    -  feVsHH    HES99H  Front Street, Kaslo.  IUST Received : A large lot of FINE CLOTHING: Tweed Suits/ Black  J Worsted Suits, Black Worsted Morning Coats and Vests, Summer Coats  and Vests, a ���    ��� , -,-,'  HATS! HATS! HATS! Grey Stetson Hats; Black Stetson Hats; Fur  Felt Hats, all shapes; Fedora Hats, in Black and Brown; Tweed Caps;  Ciush Hats, at all Prices.  BOOTS & SHOES! BOOTS & SHOES! Fine Laced and Congress  Boots; Light Oxford Tie Shoes; Prospectors' Boots; Grain and Plain Leather.  McKAY & TEASDALE,  New Denver, B. C.  MANUFACTURERS OF ALL KINDS OF LUMBER  AVINGr our own barge, we are prepared to deliver  Lumber to any place on; Slocan Lake.    Special atteiH  tion paid to Orders from Mining Men. ^  BB  Is the Metropolis of the  Slocan District, and  ust Increase in  CHOICE BUSINESS AND RESIDENCE LOTS  Investors will consult their own  Interests by consulting  ;^:;y  New Denver, B. C. . -  NEW DENVER, B. C.  The Traveling Public  Will find all the comforts of a  home at this Hotel.  Tiie Rooms  Are large and airy, and have  recently been beautified by the  latest designs in wall paper*  The Bining Room  Is supplied with the best the.  market affords, and the cuisine  is very superior.  The Bar  Is stocked with the r choicest  brands of  wines,  liquors,  and  cigars.  STEGE & WINTER, PROPS

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