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Array g^Eli/^  r-:  f��y, -A-..J &-"'"  L^~*    V---..  In Time the  Siocan  Coun= s  try Will   be   the Great 3  Silver Camp on Mother j=  Earth. =  ^���'II!lilJlillllill!lllJll!|i!JIIJIi1IJ|]||!liilllll#  0  ^l!l!!!!!!!!!fllll!!!!!f!Ii#-  =   Job Printing at This Office  ��= at   Prices In  Harmony  .=��''       With    the YTCe'ancholy  ���= Condition oi Silver.  ^aiiliJIIliillillilllllllliliilllliliJIIIIilillll^-:  Vol. II. No. 29.  NEW DENVER, B.C., APRIL 18,  1895.  Price Ten Cents.  AN EMINENT SUCCESS.  First li*ntertalnmcnt of tho New Denver  Ladies'Aid Society.  A more thoroughly representative  audience has seldom -.gathered:' together in New Denver than that which  presented itself at the first'public entertainment given by the Ladies' Aid  Society in tjie church, Monday evening. Certain it is, too, that fewer  assemblages ha.ye gone away better  pleased with the entertainment provided. A number of persons were  present from Three Forks, -Silvertori,  Rosebery, and other outside points.  The entertainment partookof the nature of a pink ..supper; followed by; &  regular concert programme. The  spread of good things was choice and  varied, while the idea of its nature  was carried Out in the decorations of  the room, --tible, and the costumes of  the fair waitresses.  Immediately following, came ythe  programme, with Rev. A. J. Gaebel  as chairman, and Miss Estabrooks at  the organ: Violin solo, Mr. Reider;  instrumental, Miss Estabrooks; reci  tation, Mrs. Reider; solo, "Thy Sentinel Am I," C. E. Smitheringale; clarionet solo, F. Ribbach; recitation,Miss  Scott; violin solo, Mr. Reider, encored j  reading, J. Curry; cornet solo,; H* G.  Thorn! insoh, -encored} ��plo, -' 'Mona,"  C. E Smitheringale; duet;t, clarionet-  and,cornet, F, Ribbach and A. Si C.  Brindle; solo, by request, "I Won't'  Play in Tou'r-Tafd,���". C.E. Smitheringale. The programme was far above  the average a'nd the participants came  in for a liberal allowance of applause.  Votes of thanks were tendered the  band, for serenading the company;  to the ladies,for getting up the affair;  and to those who contributed to the  ���Prog-rammer ' 'God Save the Queen"  brought the proceeding's to a close.  NAKUSP ASSAYED.  3lurinm,ing,8 of Life in the Smiling- City  by Arrow Lake.  Steamer Arrow Wrecked.  Passengers in from Nakusp by  Tuesday's train, stated that the little  steamer Arrow had been sunk in the  Upper Columbia. She was on her  way to Revelstoke with passengers,  when she struck a sunken snag, tearing a bad hole in her hull. The crew  managed, to keep the boat afloat sufficiently long to' enable all hands to  get ashore. Not much damage was  done and the vessel can be repaired  w h lit le difficulty: The Arrow- was  built two years ago at Revelstoke by  Messrs. Tingling'& Vanderburg, who  operated it. ���'.:'  Settled Without Difficulty.-  Neil Gething, of Gething & Henderson, was at the scene of the Indian  trouble on Kootenay river, last week.  He and his partner have a ranch in  the neighborhood, and Gething went  down to have a look at it.- He says  the difficulty with the Indians was of  short duration and the reclamation  works employees had all returned to  their labors without danger. Capt.  ^Fitzstubbs, with a posse of fire-eaters,  armed with shooting irons, went to  the seat of war, but when they arrived the aborigines had disappeared.  No further trouble is anticipated.  The water in the lake is rising  steadily.  Miss A.: Horton is expected ba ik  from Salt Lake City.  A large number of the old timers  are returning to town.  The steamers are carrying large  cargos of general freight.  '.- - ������'.���,'��� ���   v ���  D. A.McDougald is now at Spence's  Bridge. He expects to return next  month.   ",,..  A big gang of men has been employ ed on the repairs to the steamer  Lytton;  John Hector is having extensive  improvements effected at the Columbia House. , .",->'��� -..-  ��� M. Kellie has sold his residence to  the car repairers of the * Nakusp &  Slocan Railway.  Steamer Arrow will make semi-  weekly trips between Burton City and  Revelstoke, calling at all intermediate points. -  Mr. Millard, of the Dominion Express Company, has .written the directors.in reference to establishing an  office at Burton City. ; :    ;    '  Mrs, Horton has been looking after  the''dining, room of the Madden House-  during the absence Of Mrs. Manuels  and daughter at Revelstoke. -  The Nakusp Land & Improvement  Co. is now advertising Nakusp realty,  and have submitted a new price list  to their local agent. Prices have advanced somewhat owing to the certainty of a -smelter being established  here.  Part of the material for the new  steamer that the C. & K.S.N.Co. purpose building here, has arrived from  New Westminster. Work will commence on it so soon as the Lytton, is  cleared away. Capt. Troup .says the  new boat will be ready to launch in  six weeks from the date of commencing. In the meantime the Kootenai  is handling the business between the  Wierwain and Robson.  C.P.K. FREIGHT RATES.  .Winnipeg'Made a Competitor lor Kootenay Business.  Open to Settlement.  The reservation which was placed  on the lands extending back for a  distance of one mile on either side of  the;line of the Nakusp & Slogan Railway has been cancelled, and the  lands will be thrown open to pre-emption in three months.  To Meet at Victoria.  ���The Christian Endeavor societies of  British Columbia hold their second  annual convention at Victoria, on  May 14 16. An interesting programme  has been prepared, which has as its  chief feature several addresses by  Rev. Dr. Clark, founder of the organization. Special transportation rates  have been secured and delegates will  be billeted free. J. A. Mcintosh,  Victoria, is the secretarv, and will  furnish any information.  A special joint through freight tariff from Winnipeg, Portage la Prairie,  and Brandon, ill connection with the  Columbia. & Kootenay Steam Navigation Co., the -JTakusp & Slocan Rail-  ! way, and the Columbia & Kootenay  '���Railway,', has just been issued by the  C. P. R. Folio wing are the rates per  100 pounds, exclusive of marine insurance, from the points above.named:���  "'     ,:;  ',..;���-.--'���'-..      .''. d ���'.'...  To Na kusp, Robson, Trail creek,  Slocan Crossing, Forty Nine Mile  creek, Nelson, Ainswoith, Balfour,,  Hendryx, Pilot Bay, Kaslo, first class,  195; second class, 174; third class, 152;  fourth class, 125; fifth, ,118.  To Beaver creek and Wan eta, first  class, 210; second class, 189; third  'class, 160; fourth class, 140; fifth class,  133." - ���  To Summit, Slocan lake, Rosebery,  New Denver and Three Forks, first  class, 240;' second class, 212; third  class, 182;.fourth class, 148; fifth class,  139. .������'.,',/���''���'.; : "*'.'.,..  These rates will enable Winnipeg  jobbers to enter into competition for  Kootenay trade, on an almost equal  basis as the: coast, houses.  ';��� r  MIXING NOTES,  Happenings    of   Interest   Among:   the  Treasure Vaults.  Silver went up yesterday to 67��  cents.  The bond on the Wonderful'is like-'  \y to be resumed by J. A. Finch.  S. Johnson has located a gold property near Summit lake.  Several parties.;have outfitted this  week for the lower end of the lake.  Fifty tons per day is the amount  figured out to be shipped from the Le  Roi this sunimer.    .  J. A. Finch is meeting with difficulty m securing complete control of  the Richmond Hill.  Botli Gold and Silver.  GeViing & Henderson, apart from  their numerous mineral holdings in  the Slocan, have g*ot hold: of some  good properties on Salmon river, in  the Nelson district. Four years ago  they located the properties,' but paid  do attention to part of them, as the-  ore was thought to be too low grade  to handle. The N. &'F. S. R. runs  within four miles of the claims and  this has given them some1 value.  Neil Gething went down last week  and re-staked the properties. There  are six claims in all, two showing  silver, and the others comprising a  group of gold /prospects. Develop-  liient work has been done on the former, with excellent results, and the  latter will be handled this summer.  The indications are considered encouraging.  Score Another tor the Band.  Inclement weather prevented the  band boys from marching out on Saturday night, so they performed their  initial evolutions Monday afternoon  instead. They formed at Ay 1 win's  hall and marched to the square fronting the Slocan Hotel, playing a stirring march as they tramped along.  There! a short programme was given,  before the entire-population-of tie  town, the citizens feeling proud of  their budding minstrels. Their tui.-  ers lubricated and a fiver added to  the band funds, the boys next serenaded the Windsor, and Black & McLennan did their part nobly. Then  a header was taken for the church,  where the Ladies' Aid Society was  serenaded and their hospitality partaken of. The boys, though somewhat shaky in their delivery, acquitted themselves with honor, and made  lots of noise an vwav.  : The Alamo is looking better each  week, development work showing up  the ore bodies strongly.  The owners of the Trio,a promising  claim On Cariboo creek, ha ve refused  a bond of 4:5,000 on their property.  "'���; The Le Roi Mining Co. will put in  new'-hoisting machinery on their property The hoist will be capable of  handling 100-tons'per day.  ; Vader & Anderson have started  work on their quartz claim, on Cariboo creek. They- intend to ship as  soonas-theyhave a carload ready.  Col. Peyton, of the Le Roi, has secured a bond for $15,000 on the Lardo  and Duncan,   two  of  the   Wagner"  group of claims in the Lardeau country. . .' ;-:-.:  ���*���*  The Iron Horse, Enterprise, and  Monte Cristo mines, Trail, have be en  sold to Porter Bros, and P. Welch, of  Spokane.      The   amount   paid   was  $66,000.  The Butte &. Boston Smelting Co.,  of Montana, and the Kansas City  Smelting Co.are after the War Eagle,  Trail. The amount to be handled is  placed at $1,000,000. Twice that  much ore is in sig t on the property;  now.  A party, head ed by R. S. Fi tc b,  will work the ground known as the  Wan eta placer claim on Cariboo  creek, the coming season, on ah extensive scale. They arrived in a few  days ago with supplies sufficient to  last six months.  To Build to Sandon.  It is a settled fact now that the C.  P. R. will extend the Nakusp & Slocaii  Railway to Sandon this summer.  C. Osier, Avho was the engineer in  charge during the construction of the  main part of the line, will look aft< r  the extension. He is now visiting his  family in Ontario, but will soon come  out to run the lines of his new work.  Supt. Marpole came in Tuesday to  inspect the N.&S.R. and size up the  situation for the Sandon branch. This  will not be over five miles in length  and will have a good grade. It will  not be so difficult to build, nor cost  more than mountain roads generally.  By the building of this t.he C.-'P. R.  will seriously checkmate the proposed  Kaslo scheme, and be in a position to  tap a majority of the leading mines. Pagre 2.  THE   LEDGE.  Second Year  Published every Thursday.  ,��.���-��� T.    LOWEBY,    EDITOR    AND  FINANCIER.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  ONK YEAR ................................... .$2.00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first insertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions,  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS..,  Corresponidence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something- good.  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  h hot, and we will do the rest.  ed for those who are so easily led  away -hy this' political clap-trap ? We  Canadians delight in extolling our  superior learning and nineteenth century civilization. But are we so enlightened ? Rather do appearances  go to prove the assumption that the  usages of mediaeval days are still existent in this beautiful land.  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1895.  PIT Y 'TIS 'TIS TRUE.  An ; intersely warm bye-election  canipaign has been of late carried on  in. ���������|he bounty of Hajdimand, Ont.  One'oJ the foremost participants in  the fray has been Hon. Mr. Sifcon,  Attorney-General of Manitoba, who  has been (d9|ng his level best to upset  Hon. Dr.A*Mpntague's chances for reelection for the House of Commons in  that constituency. In attempting* this  he has used the Manitoba school  question as a leyer. In a speech on  Thursday night, at Hagersville, Mr.  Sifton stated that when the Manitoba  Legislature resumed , its sittings on  May 9tli, it would refuse to carry out  the order of the Dominion Parliament  -anidihe latter would be compelled to  resorfcto coercive legislation upon the  vexed school question. He wound up  his speech by an impassioned appeal  to the Orangemen of Ontario to aid  with their ballots and their influence  the people of Manitoba in their legal  resistance.  ; Thus, despite their protestations to  the contrary, the party1 leaders are  stirring up the, religious enmity that  is only too prone to break out in the  eastern provinces between Protestants and Roman Catholics. These  agitators, who are not one whit better  than their brethren of Land League  fame in Ireland, will fool away at  their sport till they gel hoisted with  their own petard. They seem to lose  sight of the fact that there are yet a  few Protestants remaining in Quebec,  and that,if the Roman Catholics wished they could < ma ke it decidedly uncomfortable for their religious rivals  there. But what is fish in Manitoba  is apparently flesh in Quebec. Truckling to the passions of men is a contemptible proceeding at any time, but  Mr. Sifton does not seem to think so.  Anything to get into power; and he,  like many more of his calling, palliates his offence by the old Jesuitical  adage of "The end justifies the  means."  Canadian politicians, of a certain  class, are the laughing stock of the  universe, with their puerile attempts  at statesmanship, as demonstrated bv  **      '. *���' *���  Mr. Sifton's actions; and the manner  in which they pander to racial and  religious prejudices disgusts sensible  men.    Yet what excuse can be offer  ee. Encored presents his compliments  to Bre'r Pratt, and trusts he mav be  long spared to cater to the literary  tastes of the good people of Kaslo  through the medium of that bright,  spicy, sparkling, and ably conducted  and edited journal, the Prospector!  To further the cause of bimetallism  in Great Britain, the British Bimetallic; League is raising, a campaign  fund of ^I00,00a ,The movement is  backed by a number of the leading  men of the Empire. Bimetallism is a  stern reality, and is araining strength  daily. Not long will. it be till right  triumphs and the currency of the  world is placed on a sure and lasting  .basis. ������-.���������'���  Alarmed at the progress being  made by the bimetallists in Great  Britain, the i adherents of the single  gold standard are marshalling their  forces to protect their interests from  invasion. It takes strong measures,  to arouse British financiers, and no  better indication could be forthcoming than this action of the gold bugs  to show how the cause of bimetallism  is prospering.  The price of; silver is strengthening  steadily, yesterday's figures being  67�� cents per ounce. Many wearisome months have passed since the  disastrous slump, but the confidence  is growing that this upward tendency  in the price of the white metal is permanent^ Other lines of business show  an equally healthy tone. Prosperity  is replacing the paaic and loss of the  past two years.  If the Japs make China pay them,  as a war indemnity, $400,000,000 in  silver, the white metal will be much  higher in price than it is now. As  silver is the principal metal used for  coin in both countries, it is more than  probable that silver will be required  to settle the bill. If Japan should demand gold, it would puzzle China to  dig up the necessary amount of yellow stuff without' upsetting the al  ready much-disturbed financial equilibrium of the universe.  For the information of people on the  coast, some of whom are densely ignorant about the Slocan, we would  say that it is not a wheat raising  country and farmers would do well  to stay away from it. Capitalists will  find it a bonanza, bu0 the man in  search of a place to plant corn and  wheat had better g*o to theOkanagam  Silver, lead and hell are raised in  the Slocan, and unless vou can take  a hand in the production of these articles, your services are not required.  HffFSPRINGS HOTEL  J  ARROW LAKE,  I  S now open for tte accommodation of guests.  Rates, SI.50 to 82.50 per day. Batlis  25  cents each, or 5 for 91,   For further  particulars write to the proprietors.  DAWSON, CRADDOCK & Co  New Denver, B. C.  T>00TS and' Shoes made to order.   First-class  work.   Imperial Calf for fine .shoes.   French  Goods specially adapted for Minei's' and Prospec-  tors' use.   Goods warranted'not to rip for one year  LELAND  NAKUSP, B. C.  The location of this Hotel  is excellent, and commands  a grand view of the beauti- '  ful scenery that surrounds "  the town.  ..":';-..   i, The Bar has one of the  largest stocks of    Wines,  Liquors and Cigars in the  :.;���-.-.;������ '-.. Country.  The Dining Room is up to  date, and Travelers should  always give the Leland a     -  '.   call.: -v     '"������ .���   :  D.A. M'QOUGAl.D.  Nakusp & Slocan Railway  TIME   CARD.-  IN EFFECT APRIL 5TH, 1895.  NA1CUI3P  Sundays at 8 o'olock  TRAIN LEAVES  THREE FORKS  ^Tuesdays  Thursdays,    "  u  II  ((  Mondays at 13 o'clock  Wednesdays  Thursdays  Fridays" Saturdays  jTrain leaves on arrival of boat from Wigwam  Close connection made Avith the Columbia l'iver  boats for all points north and south.  This schedule is subject to change at any time  without notice.  For further information apply to  J. S. LAWRENCE,  Trainmaster  Nakusp, B. C.  Nakusp  awftii.  AVING- placed some new  Machinery in our Mill,  we are prepared to furnish  all kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber and Shingles at  gTeatly reduced Prices.  PRICE LIST:  Rough Lumber, narrow,  " "        wide,  Joist and Scantling, sized up to  18 feet long,  18'to 24'   ��� :        ���  21 'to 30 '  Flooring, T & G, 6 "  .14 ���   ���'       4 "  V joint Ceiling, 4 "  6 " Rustic,  Shiplap,  Surfaced Dressed  A liberal discount on large orders for Cash,  PETER GENELLE & Co.  $10 oo  $11 00 to $12 00  Sll 00  ��12 00  813 00  $20 00  $22 00  $22 00  $19 00  $14 00  . $13 00  croft M k  ROSSI,AND, B. C.  / iUR Staj?e Line meets all Boats arriving at Trail  \j   Landing.  V  Tie fl. C. Joslyi Music Co.  Dealers in  Pianos,  Organs,  Musicians'   Supplies, Sewing Machines, and  Supplies.  SPOKANE, ���-.-'       ..-'.- WASH.  JOHN W. GRAHAM &   CO.,  WHOLESALE  Books, Stationery, Office Supplies,  and Wall Paper.  Great Eastern Block.  '���  '�����..   ���-.:_.;;.-     .SPOKANE,, WASH.-  STANLEY    HOUSE,  NELSON, B. C.  BEST Rooms and Board in the City.   Hot aid  Cold Water.   Bath Room for the use of the  Guests.   Rates reasonable.  MRS. McDONALD, Prop  IM I  Steam Nav. Co.v Ltd.  TIl^E GJ^TttD 3STO. S.  In Effect Wednesday, Aug. 29,1894.  KASLO ROUTE-  Leave Nelson:  Monday at 4 p.m.  Tuesday at 4 p.m.  Wednesday at 5:40 p.m.  Thursday at 4 p.m.  Friday at 4 p.m.  Saturday at 5:40 p.m.  -STR. NELSON.     ���  Leave Kaslo:  Sunday at 8 a.m  Tuesday at 8 a.m  Wednesday at 8 a ,m  Thursday tat 8 r ,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  RAILWAY.  Nelson &^ Fort Sheppard  RAILWAY.  ALL     RAIL    ROUTE     TO     SPOKANE  The gonly through route from Nelson, Kaslor  Kootenay- Lake and all SlocanJ  v Points.  Through Trains Semi-Weekly.  Leave 7 a.m. NELSON. Amve 5:40 p m  On Tuesdays and Fridays, trains will" run  through to Spokane,arriving same day. Returning  passengers will leave Spokane at 7 a.m.on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving- at Nelson at 5:40 p.  m., same day, making close connection with the  steamer Nelson for Kaslo and all Kootenay lake  points  Passengers. for Kettle Rim- and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with stage on Mondays  and Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays,  Passengers  for Trail Greek mines connect at  Northport with stage on Wednesday and Satur .  day. Second Year.  THE LEDGE.  Page 3  CCEUR  D'ALENE NUGGETS.  Prospected   for tiie Benefit of Former  Residents of that Camp.  WARDNER.  A mud slide almost destroyed Jim  Hagan's house Tuesday night.  The steamer Irene has commenced  running* between Caeur d'Alene and  Old Mission. ���������'���  The ore lead at the Last Chance is  holding out finely and the output is  uniform. Regular shipments of concentrates are kept up.^  Fred Shear, hailing from Gait,  Ontario, who was adjudged insane  by Judge ���Gregory, has been taken  to the Blackfoot asylum.  Last Monday, at Boise, Judge  Kichards sentenced James Ellington,  the murderer of Charles Briggs, to be  hanged. When brought into court  Ellington was haggard0 and pale, his  face evidencing great men tal sufTer-  ing.  Margaret Hardv, the first woman  ever placed in the Ida ho penitentiary,  and who recently began a life sen.  tence for the murder of a colored girl  at Moscow, has attempted suicide.  She pounded up glass and swallowed  it in a bread ball.  ���      ';   WALLACE. ������'.���;'���"'���  .;  The yearly rental of telephones has  been cut to $10.  The Bunker Hill & Sullivan people  refuses to recognize the local Miners'  y Union.' ;;.-U^-:vy-"."'y^-^-y-;: Y,vr;.  ���-.���.;  Tuesday the personal property of  the Gold Hunter Mining Company  was sold and bid in by Martin Cur-  ran for 8600. Another sale will likely  be made to satisfy a deb0 of $15,000.  Jack Forrest, of Burke, has been  broug'ht into the hospital her,e. He  was caught in a belt at the Poorman  mill and narrowly escaped fatal injuries, his right arm being broken  and one of his ankles sorained.   .  The recent rich strike of ore m the  Frisco mine at' Gerii has put new life  into that camp. The new developments in this property are very encouraging. At the 100 foot level the  company has drifted through 30 feet  of solid ore and the shaft is still in it.  A force of 75 men are now working  on the mine.  The Standard mine continues to  send down daily its six cars of milling ore. This is taken to the Union  mill for concentration. In addition to  this a considerable amount of ore is  sorted in the ore house at the mouth  of the Banner tunnel. About 50 men  find employment at the mine.  A station is being blasted out on  tire second level of the Gem mine.  When this is completed a crosscut  will be run to the lode, which is expected co be reached in 3.5 feet. There  is a nice showing of ore on the first  level. No attempt, however, is being  made to stope any ore at present/the  operations in the mine being confined  entirely to development work.  The owners of the Daddy lode have  completed the bonding of all the properties in and around their own,  which will not only give them cOrtrol  of that portion of the Ophir hill, outside of the1 Mother lode claims, but  will place under one management  extensive and very valuable mining  properties. The sums set vary from  $50,000 and upwards. It is thought  the Coplens will not wait for the expiration of t lie boud, but wi il take it  up as soon as the arrangements can  be completed. When in full operation these works will give employment to a largely increased force of  ���men.', ;    '-.;.���'"-.' ,: ���:."'���  .Friday night J. J.Mills was run out  of the Gem mine by six masked men,  all armed with revolvers. He was  drilling a hole in a raise with one  companion, and the leader of the  gang had him covered with his gun  before he saw them. Three of, the  men arranged themselves in front oi  him and three behind, 'and in that  way was taken out of the mind.  Thence they escorted him down the  railway track to the Granite concentrator, three men dropping out in the  meantime. There they told him to,  get out of the .country as quickly as  he could. He came down to Wallace  but made no complaint. His partner  came down a short time later, and  notified A. B. Campbell, through  whom the information was conveyed  to Sheriff Sage. No arrests Ha ve been  made, as identification would be difficult. Mills is a quiet man and one of  the oioneers of the district.  Dealers  In  GEMEEAL  MEECHAHBISE,  NAKUSP,  B. C.1  Wholesale Produce Merchants,  13! WATER STREET, - -VANCOUVER, B. C.  : O ������:���:  E handle Dried Fruits,  Fresh   Fruits, Butter, Eggs,  Cheese, Bacon, Hams, and Lard.  8CASLO, B-C-l  &��^  And MI M  Revelstoke, B. C.  Analytical   Chemist and  Assayer.  o  RE   of  any   kind   assayed.    Nickel   Ore  a  Specialty.  Dissolution of Partnership.  ATOTICE is hei'eby given that the partnership  IN heretofore existing- betSveen W. R. Hart and  T. F. Jeffers, doing- an hotel business under the;  iirm name of Hart & Jeffers, at Silverton, B.,C,  has this day been ..dissolved by mutual consent. Ah  accounts must be presented to W. R. Hart for set  tlenienfc.  W. R.HART.  T. F. JEFFERS  Dated at Silverton, B. C.,this 28th day of March,  189:5.  In the Matter of the "Tramway  Company Incorporation Act,  1895."  T*AKE NOTICE that we, Nathaniel D. Moore and  L John Vallance, of Three Forks, B. C.. have  taken stens to incorporate a 'company called the  "Slocan Tramway Company,"for the purpose of  building- and operating a tramway for hauling- ore;  such tramway to.commence at or near the Concentrator, at the mouth of Howson Creek, '-near  Three Forks, West Kootenay. British Columbia,  and proceed up Howson Creek for a distance of  about 0,000 feet, and then to divide into parts, and  proceed by the nearest practical route to the Idaho,  St. John, Alamo, Cumberland, and Yakima  mines.  Dated at Three Forks, B. C., the 28th day of  March, 1895.  NATHANIEL D. MOORE  JOHN VALLANCE.  Full Stock on Hand.   Branch Store at Tlire3 Fork?.  SBEITIRTIEBN BOTE  Kaslo, B, C.  "VTICELY Furnished Rooms.   Rooms, 25 cents a  ii    night.   Rooms with fire, 50 cents.  LL  IDHIlSrTIST  KASLO,  B.C.  Graduate of American College of Dental Surg-ery  Chicago.  Office: Over Byers' Hardware store.  DOCTOR  KASLO CITY,  B.C.  ��J ��  KASLO, B. C.  Graduate of Trinity University Toronto.   Member oif college Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario.  Milisiiti CO.  Notice to the Public.  TAGES Leave Kaslo   and   Three Forks, for  The only practical Watchmaker in  the Kootenay District. Orders by  mail receive prompt attentionJ-.  ALL WORK GUiRAITEE]).  IfiiooteiF Ms Sawill  (Worksat.KasIo. B.C.1)  LUMBER   YARD,  Foot of Hendryx Street,   Nelson.  OTA  U   ei  either place, every morning at 8 o'clock  Satisfaction is   Guaranteed,  A. J. SCOTT  Manager.  A full stock of dumber,  rough and dressed, laths,  shingles, sash,doors,mould-  ino's, etc. Clear and dry  fir flooring and ceiling for  sale at lowest prices.  G.O.BUCHANAN,  HEi\R�� DAWUS, Proprietor  Agent* JPa^e 4.  Second -Year  TO ASSAY IMPORTED IiEAD OR.ES.  American Treasury Will Enforce aLaw  Recently Passed.  The United States treasury department is making* preparations to put  into execution the provision of the  tariff law, ���requiring" silver and lead  ores imported into tliat country to be  assayed at the port of entry. Representatives of the lead producing*  States, headed by Senator Dubois,  made a vigorous fight for this requirement, when"-'the tariff law was before  congress,*contendmg that without this  provision it was possible to bring' in  large quantities of lead without the  requirement of having to pay any  -duty..;   ��� . ' >.'���������������  The original ])rovision of the American tariff bill, providing only for a  ."'duty" on lead ore where the value of  lead in the ore was greater than any  other metal in it, was especially objectionable to those who sought protection against Mexican importations.  The bill was amended  in the Senate,  and becoming law provides for a duty  off- of a cent a, pound on all lead ores,  whether combined  with silver ores,  or ores of other metals.    The amount  of lead is to be ascertained by sampling and assays at the  port of entry.:  The law says the method of sampling  and-assaying is to be that usually  adopted for ' commercial purposes by  public sampling works in the United  States.    The assaying  and sampling  will be let, to the lowest responsible  bidders at the. various'ports at which  silver-lead ore is imported, El Paso,  Texas, on the Mexican frontier, being  the principal one;   -   ^;pi���������' :  .  More Foreign Capital.  The Cariboo Gold Fields Com nanv,  limited (foreign), of England has been  registered to do business in this province, with a capital of -��100,000, in  100,010 shares of -��1 each. It will  carry oh a general mining business  and especially bring into effect an  agreement, .dated. November 21st,  .1894, between the Whittier Gold Concessions Company, limited, on the  one part, and W. W. Ell wood, on behalf of the company, of the other part.  The new; concern will operate in Cariboo.. -  likely to add to the progress and  prosperity of the country, and which  at the same time introduces an element which is foreign and antagonistic to the Canadian people.  The immigration department is arranging with another class of people  who will be welcomed to Canada. A  German settlement in northern Michigan have signified their intention of  settling altogether in the North West  and a delegation will go up this  spring to locate land for them all  Mr. Mclnnes further stated that he  was convinced that, with an intelli-  gent and well-directed effort all along  the line such as the Government proposes, the next year or two will wit-  ness thousands to the hundreds of the  past rise from the south of the line,  and become successful citizens of this  country.' ;; '���'���������"'''.. ���"'.'���'��������� .'.-.-  These farmers, and farmers' sons  from the States are the most desirable  settlers. They have been raised oil  American soil, and, so to speak, are'���  to the manor born. Stimulated as  they are by an ambition to own their  own farms., they will at once take  their place as citizens of the western  provinces, and become colonizers/ as,  doing well themselves, they will naturally desire their friends to follow  them.  N. D. MOORE, Pres.  R. McFERRAN, Sec'v  COIiOEfUeATOR, THREE FORKS, B. G.  : o :  Mining  W~ Hay and Grain in Car Lots to the Trade.,.*,  ���*��2aE2Cisi' ���w��yaa8---.."!Sr!0��,0,3E8.  ���  : Goods iDcrag'ht rig-lit out;  no com-  i^nmediate retums, fJH  Shipping* tag-s furuisliect free upon v-S^^^^^fSS  Keqnest. '    "  W^i^^^^^i%&of;he:'�� goo^ we'handle.:  life.; ^^Write for Circttlar giving Ship  ^^^^ ping- Biroctions and ZaATZZST BS&B-  raHSWggjgg^PS^-': 2����2? 2PBICES.  The Black Creek Hydraulic Mining  Company, of Cariboo, with a capital  of 1300,000, lias,been registered, to  carry on mining on Black and Club  creeks in the Plorsefly district of Cariboo. Thei incorporators are Vancouver men, with head offices in that  city. The shares are GO 000, at f 5  each.  jOOruner, m. d.;  Physician and Surgeon.  Three Forks,        -       B.C.  A FULL Line of Drugs and. Prescription Remedies kajt on hand.  Incorporated.  IAIN-HOUSE!  HELEMA, MONT.  "<Vr. Cooke (tBoxemanSts.  !OQ-212  ���i':v''. ��� branches: ���  CHICAGO, ILL.       VICTORIA, B.C  12S Michigan St. '89 Langlcy St.  WINNIPEG, MAN.  17S rriacesfl St.������'���-.:  Is issued at New Denver, B. C, on Thursday.  Wet weather; snow slides, hard times, or the  sheriff never hinders its publication. It  comes out just the same.  Coming.to''C:ui��i>ohi. '  M. V., Mclnnes, Canadian colonization agent in..'Michigan, was in Ottawa recently. He .-reported that an  army of good solid .farmers would  move to ��� the ' .North West from the  neighboring States this spring and  summer. Several hundred settlers  from Michigan,--Nebraska,- Vermont,  Dakota, and other States, are settled  there now, and these States will witness a wholesale exodus this year,  especially from Michigan. It is sim.  ply the result of the growing feeling  of confidence in Canada. The agents  have been careful not to encourage a  uiass'of  immigration which is  not  Nakusp, B.C.  Agent for  mm.  Applications by Mail will  be Promptly Attended to.  orquay  '���*W 9 , ��*       '     �����  Does not dream of making a million out of it,  but he expects to get a luxurious living. In  order to do this it is necessary to have cashable material, and the world at large is cordially invited to dig up enough money to pay  for an annual interest. To accommodate the  public we do  Ss B. C.  Best   Furnished  Booms  in the City."  T. NOEQUAY, Prop  At prices that do  not discord with the despondent price of silver. Second Year.  THE   LEDGE.  Pasre 5  LOCAL ASSAYS.  Little   TAvinJklers   Crowcled   Out From  Tiieir Accustomed Nook.  A social hop is to be given in Shannon's hall tonight.  Capt. McCulloch returned Tuesday  from Ms winter's quarters in Victoria.  Mr. Matheson, who has been ill for  the past fortnight,-, is able to be out.  Trainmaster J. "S. Lawrence, of the  Nr*     p railway, was in town yester-  .-d.,, v.-' ������;   '/ "-.���:  An alto, pair of cymbals, and two  more cornets are to be added to the  band.   ;    '������ >::������������  The Ladies'; Aid cleared upwards  of |20 by their entertainment Monday  evening. ;-';,' ���:--'"  , Some promising mica floathas been  picked up in the gulcli back of the  sawmill. .    ;'.- ,;:y:/- >."'���;;  C. B. Hume, of Revelstoke, spent  a number of days in the metropolis  tlv 5 week.  .-..'.. .A majority of the outsiders coming  in this spring hail from Revelstoke  and Calgary.  An enthusiastic audience took in  the impromptu concert at the Slocan  Monday night,  W: Thomlinson, P.M., left fpr'Rey-  elstoke yesterday, to select stock for  Bourne Bros', local establishment.  A telephone switchboard has been  , put in at. Three Forks, and Hunter &  McKinnon have; been appointed the  -agents.; ,  The Presbyterian mission board  purpose sending* in \a man to; look  after the spiritual heeds of the people  in this section.  C. Wilson, brother of C. S. Wilson,,  the Slocan tailor, has arrived .to assist in the local establishment. He  will be an acquisition to the band.  New [Denver will celebrate Her  Majesty's birthday .with great acclaim this year. It is purposed to  make the celebration a monstrous af-  ���fair.  ';:;':'., f .';; ;;;.     ''.;..  ���  No ^services will <Jbe held in the  church for several weeks, as Rev. A  Gaebel has to be present at the Methodist district meeting, to be held; at  Revelstoke.  Bellevue avenue, fronting Shan-,  non's hall to the corner, has been' fixed up. The Aylwin boys htive also  greatly improved their portion" of  Slocan a venue, and extended the  sidewalk to Bellevue.  Headquarters of the  Nakusp & Slocan Railway.  THE QATEWAY OF THE FAMOUS SLQQAN MINES.  *' i '  SUPPLY POINT TO THE RICH CARIBOO CREEK CAMP.  GOLD, SILVER, AND MICA MINES CLOSE AT HAND  TO   BE   A   VERY    LARGE    TOWN.  For Prices of Desirable Property and Particulars, Apply To  Jr"8dL  Agents for  the Nakusp Land and Improvement Company,  I 02 CORDOVA STREET, - VANCOUVER, B. C.  Information Wanted  OF William Mclhvaine, ag-ed 28 years, about .I:  feet 8 inches in height.   Last heard of Nakusp,;  3. C., in October., 1893.   Address his father,  ; JAMES McILWAINE,  180, Centre street, Montreal, Que.  J  BARRLSTER,:&c.,  MINING LAWS   A   SPECIALTY.;  KASLO CITY, B. C.  OTiS  Piles of Caintai Coming.  HOUSE,  Kaslo, B. 0  ir^Tevy  IDex-iver, B. O.  n  Every tiling in First Glass Order  Meals Served at all Hours.  Best of Attention to G uistoiners.  JACOBSON & Co  NEW D.ENVER, B. G.  rfONVENIENTLY situated   to   the  steamboat \'"  \J   landiilg.   The Mi; is one of the best appointed j  in the Kootenay District  JAMES DELANEY,    I  " -"��� : Lessee  When coming over -.from -.' Nakusp  yesterday, Supfc.' Marpole, of -the C.  P. R., displayed to a friend a letter  that he had received from a financial  man in New York. In it the New  Yorker stated tliat, he thought the  Slocan was a safe field, for investment.  This opinion was shared by a large  number of his associates in.that city,  the shipments of ore during the past  winter having* substantiated all reports. During the next two years  with a certain 'price '.Tor silver,' the  Slocan, and in fact -all "V^eskKootenay,  would not lack for "capital! as there  ..was.sufficient,money in.sight to flood  .the country..', Such letters as that will  prove a strong incentive to the 0. P.  E. to do all in their power to control  the trade of the country for their  road, in opposition to any outside cor-  porafcioii.  ��  3DHI .A. !_���EB S IPST  SLO & Co.'s  :'Leaders."  :'0..K.s,",and  I C ' 6 '/3,-it-rvk i-nnlre  71  Fac :ory ana Salesroom :  522 CORDOVA ST,  VANCOUVER.  roceries,  arciware,  ioots and Shoes,  ���r^m*WT~-:..��� rjll/t  Ti-.i ' v ''i'iiir-*-r-rTrTniiiiiiiia-��',*~T*'*-'  And.,all..kinds, of, Go.0.1  Ls���re.qiiire  ���pe  b.c. Postoffice and Money Order Office in Connection Page 6.  nn  THE   LEDGE.  TST\  Seconal io^r  Q .  MINING RECOStDS,  .   F. Pyninn,   New Denver's witch-j ?3*jfDSfl  maker and jeweller makes-.cleaning'    'ri  Recorded at New Denver, for the week ending    | and   rcpcdrillg    watches a  Specialty  SH H*��b2d��3  SQ  CyTTTiVf    e**^1***  KBBSaESjj.'  - E3p��ft  : April 17, 1805  TKxVNSFKRS.  J. J. Barclay to C. McAim���Vin llx^Iiner Boy,  on January 2'S  Recorded April 12: taivyaut, tl..  S.'XoriiKvn to Geo. Clark*-- \ in- St/Kcvenie and  O 11II {iiid. :i- in 'Frosty, on December 14. Recorded  A},ril I.i; amount,:,-!. ;.  H. Xorrhaji t:> y1. L.iVulri.^.in���\ in  St.   Keverne  and O BI1 and I in FvoM.y, ou  December li.   Re  ���'  vorded Aj-rili^: annmtu,.-^!.  G.'Ci.ark to'M. T-eiUUlrigan���\ in Exeter and 1-H  in   K.'ysti.oie, on   Av-ril  ~x'Y.   lit-conicd   Aj>ril   15;  ' amomi't, '���?!.  '  .  ,  .'i. H. Thoninson.to. H.'Oody���V in Ine A'atoine,  ;t on .I'cbvuary -i, i.'-;i)y.   Kec^nled- A-n'Ll 17; amount.  '" -il*1 . ���'���       :���'. '''.'.,      '���'  I'OWKK' OV ATTOJtXKY.  Her visits Three. Forks every Friday  to accommodate customers in that  town.- -        ������-'-, ;.f '���  q >^\ '.:      %^%M        .  Front Street, Kaslo. /'  Messrs. Stege & Winter have ef JUST Received: A \&vg eipfc of FINE, CLOTHINC^ Tweed Suits, Black  footed, a great improvement fronting J ^orstedSuitsv ]%ok Worsted horning Goats . and yests, bummer Goats  the Newmarket.    Sixth' street   has  and vests.      . . ...  T]ie timothy seed so liberally scattered over tiie  townsite. .last.- fall   is  sprouting nobly and soon  there will  be a good, showing of the green. 'More  Annie r,ros* ta j. a <jvc^-t:\ ���-.resent liev seed was sown again this week, which  foin-;ii riiter-.'.=t in t��ie l-*.i-:'!i.yn'..en!l, i\t*l.i.>:u!d, ijU'.-kv       -.-,, ,. . -�� ',  xi ve, Honnt--'ui Lily and iiouiciic, on- ,Ai>rii 3.' wid improve appearances greatly.  receded Aurii 17.,    , .   -; ��� .   -'"���''       ���,       ������.���'������    -    :.      '..--.   .-  .,      ,.    ., I    One or. E. A. Cameron s horses with  a pact*- on its back,   toppled oyer the  been cleaned up aiid.leveled, and a HATS! HATS'! HATS! Grey Stetson Hats- Black Stetson Hats; Fur  sidewalk laid along Front street, Felt: Hats, all shapes; Fedora Hats, in Black and Brown; Tweed Caps;  connecting with the bridge. "Crush.Hats, at all Prices.  BOOTS  &   SHOES!   BOOTS   .& SHOES!    Fine; Laced  and   Congress  Hoots;'Light Oxford Tie Shoes; Prospectors' Boots;-Grain and Plain Leather.  cKA'V .'.'���<&  ���i   ii'  FEASDAO  ti-  ic?  i���'A  ���f^-^ji  New Denver, B. C.  Ottawa���Recorded by Geo.Fairbairn, on . Apri  ������ii...: ������ '.'��� '-..'       ; , ���  Pre:*eott, Ouray and "Navigator���Recorded by  Ja-v.er King, on Ai)rii 1G.     '  Shoe .Swap���Recorded by M. Gilliam, on Ann1  17..'-:...; .V   ;   '    ��� ���   "      ��� *'��� ; '"'.'''��� "  Little -Daisy and Golden���Recorded by C. H.  Abei-erombia,'on A-yril 1.7.. -     ���  'Silver-' Bell- and Hustle.'-���Recorded  by  N. S.  Tucker, en April 17.   '."       ���  " ��� .   ���"������''.-   "������ '   r.ocA'rroNS. ���    '.  W.J5coi.rvIri-r-Ad;i'.:>iuinp: Mo^owi,- :on   Carpenter..  cro.ek, I,y W;. E. Boie.   -Recorded "April 12.   ,  Alaska���3 miles from east end of, Sunvmit lake-  by.S. Johnson.    Recorded l.!��.  :Red Jack���-On Twelve "AL'io., creek, by   E. C.  Robinson. ������ Recorded April 1.'!.  'Brancli���On Carpenter creek j one mile above  Sandon.   Recorded' A: rii 17.  Mountain    Chiefr   trail,    yesterday,  and rolled a cpiiple of hundred feet j ?y  down into the creek.    Strange to say | i"  the animal suffered only a couple of  sii/ht cuts.  ME1S OF ...ALL KINDS W LUMBER  .hOUib'-.OKOrKliN.bib  The cluirch was suitably- decorated'  for Easter.  : The -Kaslo Prospector now issues^  on Thursday.   '  Frank Hughes,- recently out on  baby is inNauairuo.        '���"'������"  '      ' ���  : I)r, Brbuse, of Ya neon -ver, will open  an '.office in New Denver. "/  : The Ladies' Aid. Society will give  a grand supper: on May. .2,4, :  : A: tony piazza is to he built on the  '���Newmarket, ���'; facing on the; water  front. ; ��� '    , '  Tiie big locomotive on the railway  will likely be sent to, Donald for repairs.  II. B. Kerr is courting at Nelson  and Easlo. He is to return next  week. ������  Neil Gething returned Sunday from  a. .week's trip to the lower end of the  district.,', "  Silverton had a '-minstrel show'on  .Friday night by the same troupe  .'which performed-here.  Several of. those 'troublesome mud  slides -have been .interfering with  traixic on the railway-flUs;'week.  ; About the Gtiv- of- May tbe band  will hold a moonlight excursion and  .concert on tiie Wm. Hunter and  scow." ���". ������' .--.-������,  Al. lloyt lias some elegant   fruits,  ''juKt in.   -. Stationei'y and reading matter of all kinds, at fair-prices, always  in stock. t   .  Eegahir -April weather lias prevailed this week,-and������the rains have aided vegetation and lessened the snow  on tiie hills.  Mr. Mci^tillan, of the linn of.McMil-  ' Ian '."& 'Hamilton,    Vancouver,   will  make a business  trip th.rongh Koote-.'  imy this month.  Courts of assize and nisi prius and  of oyer and terminer and general  e*aol delivery, will be held at Donald  on June I hand at Nelson on June 11)..  had of life- in. this.pretty town, the  first' thing to greet their ears being  the strains of the brass band. They  deem living, in Denver a  happy lot.  a.;  tS**n~JiL*t3  ��gg*gjgss:3��CCTjniii3njg*^jj^tAii-an!agvr7.'TC^^  O;  EL ���'������ �����  |6(  p*&]  OXJHI/SE5  asmraaacs:  $ta5>  E23  tai  ta  IIT���II�� Mr {>  n.  Utsfo  /T\  xMLwo  Is: the 'Metropolis' of the.  Slocan District, and" :  ^QLIQITOR and 3STotary Pablic. !  :S  Mealtf  11  *1  For  Hew.Dsnver, B. 0\  W'"Pellew-HafYeyi:"FX-.S  mi  T*1  VANCOUVER, B. C.,  Mining Engineer," Ansly/tical Oheni-  ist, and  Assayer.  Assav Office and Metalluriiical. Works.  ' Investors wi1!'.consult their own  . '"Interest's .by consulting '  '���.'���..N.elsoni.'B'.G.  Merchant Ta  m     *C$*7V> ,�� 'iBH-'W ���*���� "%T./1VP'    '     /tf*\3 �����!!��'a5f��    "72*   .*W Se??"?? 'vF5?! ;r,'-?s7\  ^fS^  M   tfCf��'�� �� i Cy|       tj��J|.f f��if- 3  [of    if   n *A f IH   *>r : :-yf  New Denver, B. C. ���  Full Line of Suitings and  Trouserings al ways on hand.  I^rh?0 ��� '*!  INcVVM/ikike i ���. Hy 11  NEW DENVER, a.C.  iL^ n���^ Q  I! ������-.  ie Traveling-Public ������  Will find all the comforts :! of-;:a-  home at this Hotel.'  ���y  ���GO TO���  R. S- WILSON  : Are- large.' and airy, and have  '"..���recently been .beautified--by the  ���' latest designs in wall paper,  rp  ���th::-  SLOCAN-TAI  Sixtii street, Xew Denver  rht.Dining. Room  Is  supplied  with  the  best the  market affords; and the cuisin  is very superior.   ��� .  e  i &  Ddi  J AT.EST fttyle.-!, i.ierfect fit. Fine Eni'-lj*?h tweeds  1j -and W-.n-huifi. Latent tle*>iirus iu fancy irii-  nortcd i;a-ntiiig.*i and summer overcoatings.   " |  -Fox'-U-lag-Iish/Rei-f^  and the celebrated Tyke J  serges always kept in -stock.   "    "' f  Fancy Vestiiu-.'s, etc., etc. ���   ��� f  Is 'stocked   with  the -choicest  brands  of  wines,  liquors,   and  cigars.  STEGE. & WINTER/RROPS:  / iu 

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