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 J^^^^^e  Vol  IV No. 27.  NEW DENVER, B.C., APRIL 1, 1897.  Price $2.00 A Year.  VANCOUVER   SMELTER  No   Cessation  Stocks  in  tiie  Rush  and Mines.  for  ORDERS FROM NEW DENVER.  Vancouver, March 27.���Vancouver  is'to have a smelter arid it is to be  built by a company that means business and are not scheming for a cash  bonus. H. Lymous, Q. C., Toronto,  representing the' Rothschild syndicate of London, Eng., arrived <in the  city this week and lost -no time in  getting th ings into shape. Yesterday  afternoon a special meeting of the  City Council was held and aresolution  afterwa'rds passed granting the privileges asked by the .syndicate. The  latter is bound by ah agreement  which is somewhat thusly: That the  works shall be commenced within  three months after the signing of the  contract. The smelter shall be modern in every particular and capable  of treating 500 tons of ore every  24 hours. A refinery for treating;  all ores shall be added. At leas!;, half  of the plant, or 250 toils capacity, ist  to be working within a year.* 2. That  the total cost of the 'works shall not  be less than $600,000. 3: That the  necessary means; shall be; taken to  control the obnoxious gases arising  from the stacks. : 4. That ho Asiatics  shall be Onlployed' 51 That the city  , shall, grant the company free taxes  and water;* the latter not to exceed  ���50,000-gallqnsfa day. 1 he building  site of the smelter has been secured  by the company, and in a short time  work will be commenced. This  means a great deal for Vancouver,  and property values will stiffen accordingly. What few houses are  empty will soon fill upand a building  boom will result. There is already a  demand for modern dwellin.gs, and  though there are a score of modern  residences in course of erection, the  demand is in excess of the suppl y.  The Terminal City will be the best  town on the coast.  D. G. Macdonald, manager of the  Currie group, on the Galena Farm,  paid a flying visit to Vancouver this  week. "Mao." reported a satisfactory  condition of affairs on his property, of  which he predicted great things." He  put in- a good word for the whole  camp.  Dr. Bell-Irving has returned from  New Denver after inspecting the  Thompson group, on Four Mile, and  the Nepawa. on Ten Mile, on both of  which he holds a bond.  The Blake, a promising north fqrk  property, and owned principal^7 in  New Denver,. is to change hands at a  figure well up in the thousands.  J. T. Tipping, T. L. Jenks, W. lv.  Leighton, D. C. McDonald and A. D.  Williams are the trustees for a new  Sandon company, known as the  Kokanee Creek Mining and Milling  Co. The capital is $250,030 in 25  cent shares.      -  A new tariff on ores has recently  been issued by the Northern Pacific  Railroad and connecting lines. On  all ores, copper matte and concentrates, in minimum car-load lots of  30,000 pounds the rate from Sandon  and intermediate points to Denver is  $17 per ton, and to Pueblo $18.25.  From Rossland to the same points the  rates are $14 a,nd $15.25, respectively.  R. C. Campbell-Johnston, manager  of the Bondholder group, on Ten  Mile, under date of the 15th inst.,  writes as follows to the head office of  the company here :���I beg to report  progress since my last. On the 14th  inst the crosscut tunnel on ���������the Bondholder was in 280 feet with about 35  feet yet to go. A large bod y of water  has come in from the face the last  few days, ;a good indication of the  proximity of the vein.   Progress too  Slocan City realty has taken an  upward move during the past few  days, and the indications are that  there will be a hotel or store to every  family in the place.  Commercial circles here report a  gentleman named Flummerfelt with  the intention of opening up a general  store at New Denver The inability  to secure lumber may deter him as ft  has others. This famine is hurting  your town greatly.  A million dollar company has been  organized in Rossland to acquire the  Maple Leaf claim, in the Slocan.  Frank Watson, who is interested in  the Fisher Maiden and Arlington is  at the head of the scheme.  has been more rapid.���; Infhe drift to  the north, .172 feet from the mouth,  we are in 46 feet. Large bunches of  several inches'acro?s of clean ore are  showing to-day. The ledge, however, is broken, but I am hopeful of  being able to report a strike; of ore  here before long,; though I cannot be  sure-of it. I could not. put men on  atfihe Pine-Loin* crosscut asi-.I cold you  in my last ��� Another snowslide buried  the Bondholder tunnel but we areon  the top again:   ���  ":       '  Shannon & Clements, of New Den-  (���ver, have placed an order with the  Vancouver Sash and Door Factory, in  this city, for the windows and front  decorations for their building in the  former place, which is being* trans-  foimedintoa hotel.  Skinner &Co., wholesale crockery  dealers of Vancouver, are contemplating opening a branch in the  Kootenay country, Nelson being  probably the location. *  M. .Duke.'-Walker, a resident of New  Denver in years gone 03^, will return to that pretty burg next month  to reside in future.  A. G. Ferguson, who is interested  in the bond on the Dalhousie group,  on Ten Mile, has received word . that  a bier strike of clean ore had been  made in the main tunnel. This is in  350 feet at a depth of 300 feet. The  ore body is fully three feet in width.  Frank Granville, J. P.. returns to  Slocan City to-morrow, after two  months' vacation on the coast to reopen his general store. He will aiso  superintend work on the Townsend  claim, Springer creek.  Delinquent property . owners of  Nakusp realty are being notified by  the townsite company to pay up theii  indebtedness. This is taken to indicate that Nakusp is to be more than a  mere transfer point.  The Vancouver Sugar Refinery Co.  will open a large wholesale supply  depot at Nakusp, sending a man from  here to take charge next month.  The Full Court at Victoria has just-  handed down its decision in the  Wells vs.. Petty case, affecting the'  ownership of the *Monitor -group of  claims, near Three Forks. The case  hinged on the meaning of   the ex  pression   used   by    Petty    towards  Wells���the flatter   having told. the  former where to look for a ledge��� "If.  I find anything you will be in, on it."  Chief Justice Da vies ..remarks- have  special import, and this excerpt will  be interesting:���'A number of witnesses were called at the trial on  both sides to give their opinions as  miners or experts as to the meaning  or measure of the expression,   'too.  will be in on it.'   Some of these witnesses thought the ��� expression could  only be satisfied "with an equal part  nership, others again considered that  the expression would be covered by  a smaller interest,   but all   agreed  that the words pointed to an interest  to some extent in the mine.   I think,  however, that quite independently of  the opinion of witnesses the Court is  bound to place a construction on the  wordsy It is not as if the expression  were of technical significance or a  tcrrn of art.    In that case, of course,  the evidence of experts would be requisite. It is clear, and it is admitted  on all sides that to 'be in on it' means  an interest of  some   measure   or another, and  it  seems  to me that the  well-known    maxim     'equality    is  equity' supplies that measure, when,  as in this case, there is no evidence  showing    that  less  than   an  equal  share was stipulated for or intended."  . Minmg stocks this week show decided improvement all round, more  particularly Lillooet, Alberni arid  Fairview properties, increased in  values arid sales being reported. Several Lardeau schemes have been  successfully floated. lately and -additional Slocan enterprises. Harrison  and Pitt lake properties are in favor  able demand. Enquiries from the east  a-nd foreign countries are showing up  strong, and the Slocan will have  many purchasers in the spring.  TUNNEL, SHAFT, DUMP  Latest Returns from the Mines and  Prospects of the Silvery Slocan.  PREPARED    FOR    MINING   MEN.  are working  near   Three  1*li�� Lily B.  At the bottom of the tunnel in the  Lily B. and at a depth of 80 feet, an  ore   chute   70  feet  long   has  been  struck. It averages 6 inches in width  and assays from a 40-pound sample,  gave 130 ounces in silver and $2 in  gold. The tunnel is still being  driven east, and is-now 75 feet from  the big ore chute. A cross-cut tunnel  to tap the lead 100 feet further down  will be commenced next week.  Colville.  . Colviile, Wash., March 26.���William Hibbits, a well known mining  man, who has been identified with  the development of the mineral re-  soruces of Stevens county and adjacent camps for   the   past   12 years,  died yesterday at San Francisco, the  result of an attack of la grippe. The  intelligence was received hereto-day  by a talegram to R. E. Lee, a prominent merchant of this city, with whom  Mr. Hibbits was interested in a number of business enterprises. The deceased was about 40 years of age,  had accumulated a considerable fortune, but leaves no family. It is not  known where his relatives live.  A four drill compressor is to,be put  in the Currie immediately.  Gibson and Gleason  the Rupert, a claim  Forks.  A slide near the Antoine last week  killed Singley Anderson and severe-  iv injured Jim Edwards.  eW t/  Developme.nt work will be started  on the Neglected next week, situated  on the lake shore adjoining the prop-  ertA of R. C. Campbell-Sohnston.  The LeRdi declared another dividend last Saturday. This makes it  and the Sicca n Star even, each  having paid $350,000 in dividends up  to date.  ��� '  A-slide carried some animals going  to the Bondholder off the trail one  day last week. It was with difficulty  that they were rescued from their  perilous position.  : W. L. O'Connell is giving notice of  intention to lay suit against James  .'.Gmham to compel him to transfer to  him a $. interest in the Toothpick  Fraction, as.per agreement.  W ��� Thomlinson ha s secured a 11  option on the Bassett,Susan G., Susan  S., Susan M., Wedge Fraction Kilo  Fraction, Suparior and Kilo proper  ties lying between Dayton and Lemon  creeksY  Action has been commenced in the  Supreme Court' by John Clu'nan ���  against Geo. J. Atkins, Geo. Milligan  and The American Development Co.,  to determine the title of the Idaho  No. 2, a Carpenter creek property.  A GUELPH COMPANY.  Formoil to Develop the Canadian  Group.  Mining  It was repoited last week that Di  Michele, who-lost his  mountains a few days ago had started  from the Conundrum cabin on his  fatal trip. Thi& was not so as he had  not bt,en at the Conundrum for three  days. The report of the inquest, will  be'found in another column.  The Ontario and Slocan  Development Company has recently  been formed by Guelph, Ontario,  people lor the purpose of developing  the Canadian Group. The incorporators are Geo. Sleeman, Prof. James  Mills, G. B. Ryan, T. P. Coffee,  James C. Keleher, John McCartv,  D. I. Brandon, arid W.-H. Brandon.  Alfred Stone, of Guelph, is secretary.  The capital stock of the company is  $450,000, with shares at a par value  of 30 cants. It has not been decided  yet to place any treasury stock on  the market. If such stock is placed  on the market it will ail be taken by  three or four eastern men. The  claims of the company compose the  Adams, Brandon, Hill'Top, Sarah B.  and Katie D. These well-known  properties are situated above thd  Slocan Star and Ruth mines, and  join the Elgin, Ivanhoe and Mt.  Adams. As Carlyle has spoken of  them it is not necessary to go into  any  details   in   reference   to them.  life  in thp I Tile Led��e is Phased to see compan-  un* ^L"% i ies of this kind doing business in the  Slocan, and trusts that more Canadian  companies of   the   same   kind   will  come into the camp.  A carload of  Sash,   Doors,   Mouldings, etc., at BOURNE BROS.  amgimuB-eMj-w 2  THE   LEDGE.  Fourth Year.  IKE   W ALTON'S   PRAYER.  I crave dear Lord,  No boundless hoard  Of gold and gear, '  Nor jewels fine,  Nor lands nor kine.  Nor treasure heaps of anything-���  Let hut a little hut be mine  Where at the hearthstone I may hear  The cricket sing '  And have the shine  01" one glad woman's eyes to make,  For my poor sake,  Our simple home a place divine;  Just the wee cot���the crickets chirr-  Love and the smiling face of her.  I pray not for  Great riches, nor -  For vast estates, and castle halls-  Give me to hear the bare footfalls  Of children o'er  An oaken floor,  New-rinsed with sunshine, or bespread  With but the tiny coverlet  And pillow for the baby's head;  And pray Thou, may  The door stand open and the day  Send ever in a gentle breeze  With fragrance from the locust tre ���&;  And drowsy moan of doves, a blur '  Of robin's chirp and drone of bees,  With afterhushes of the stir  Of intermingling sounds, and then  ���The good wife and the smile of her  Filling the silence again���  The crickets call  And the wee cot,  ��� Dear Lord of all  Denymenot.  I pray not that  Men tremble at ,  My power of place  And lordly 8way���  I only pray for simple grace  To look my neighbor in the face  Full honestly from day to day-  Yield me horny palm to hold,  '���*'���.'���.''���:������   And I'll not pray  For gold���  The tanned face garlanded with mirth,  It hath the kingliest smile on earth���  The swarthy brow, diamonded with sweat  Hath never need of coronet  Andsolreach,  Dear Lord.to Thee,  And do beseech  Thou givest me  ;The wee cot, and the cricket's chirr.  Love, and the glad, sweet face of her! ������.,���..;  ���James Whitcomb Riley.  THE   COAL   FIELD   ARE  ENORMOUS.  Tbe Canadian Pacific railway is going to get  no bonus from the government towards the construction of the ^ That seems  to be taken for granted.    On the contrary, it  seems to be taken for granted.    On the contrary  it seems to be^taken for granted that some effort  will be made to re-invest the people of with the  valuable coal fields which the British Columbia  politicians   alienated   to themselves and their  friends.     Just exactly what these coal fields  amont to in extent or in value the  World has  hitherto been able to tell only in a general way.  We have stated that they included every, variety  nf coal���lignite, bituminous and anthracite;   that  there were known to be 32 consecutive seams exposed to view, one of them being 30 feet wide 30  miles long; that the combined width of the seams  was 180 feet.   The Telegram last night produced  evidence to show that the coal fields im question  are even more valuable and more extensive than  we had been informed.   Accovaing to information furnished the late W. H. Howland in 1892,  bv an expert, the Crow's Nest property is said to  he the finest coal property in North American.  The yield of coal per square mile of territory is  estimated at fifty million tons, while the whole  amount of tons of coal embrbced in the coal lands  n nv controlled by the Canadi in Pacific railway  i? ���'almost Inconceivable."   The market for the  Crow's Ne-t coal promises to be a very profitable  and extensive one.   The Great Northern railway  will distribute large quantities of it throughout  Montana. Idaho andWashington, while the Canadians   Pacific   railway   will handle  the  coal  thoughout the mining districts of British Colum  bia.   The railways themselves will use immense  quantities of it.   All the smelters and steam plant  within 500 or 600 miles of the coal fields will be  supplied from this source.   Not only will the Cas-  adnm Pacific railway soon possess all these valuable coal fields, but it will be subject to no regulation as to the price at which it shall he carried  over the railway.   By this deal, which Messrs.  J affray and Cox engineered between the British  Columbia Southern railway and the Cahadia Pacific railway, the latter becomes much more monopolistic than ever.   It owns all the coal fields  and can dictate whatever freight rates ic please--*.  What is Mr. Laurier  going  t)   do   about   it ?  What course does  the  Globe intend to pursue?  Will it advise the government to disallow the Act  ol' i.StKi, which seems to be the only loophole left  the [>eople for freeing themselves from  the bondage of the Canadian Pacific railway?   Or will  it continue its academic denunciation of monopolies until the time arrives when disallowance will  be impossible ?   Let the Globe read its anti coal*  combine that we reproduced the other day���Toronto World.  A Gun Play.  Law and order seem to pretty well prevail in  the mining camps of both Ontario and British  Columbia, but already a lawless incident has occurred in connection with Manitoba's newly discovered gold fields.  Billy Raymond, a fisherman of.Lake Winnipeg  was in Winnipeg and told one of his friends an  interesting story of a recent occurance there.  Billv lives in a shanty near Hole river, and his  next door neighbors are two mining prospectors,  who left Winnipeg together on n g >!d hunt up the'  hike snnu' months ago.  Raymond says these men have been "brilliantly j  successful in their explorations for the yellow  metal. Wednesday of last week they struck a si-'  mon pur "bonanza" in the shape of a vein of unusual ore. One man was ahead of ithe other in  making the'dis'coyery. Friendship died out of  his breast when Ms testing instruments showed a  big find. He told his companion the claim was  his exclusive property. The other thought he  should have a share of the luck, ai|d after discussing it a.brief space they got mad. They were sitting in their cabin and both had their guns ready.  "Draw your pistol, and let's settle it with a bullet." growled one in a furious heat. The other  man instantly leveled his revolver and fired. His  friend was shot in the breast before he had time  to discharge his own weapon.  Raymond the fisherman was summoned from  his hut near by, and the wounded miner was  given the best of attention available. When Billy  left the camp to come to the city, the victim of  the fight was improving slowly. His fellow miner had extracted the bullet in the absence of a sur.  geon, and was nursing him back to health  again,  THE   SHAMROCK.  The spreading rose is fair to view,  And rich the modest violet's hue,  Or queenly lulip tilled with dew.  And sweet the lily's fragrance;  But there's a flower more dear to me,  That grows not on a branch or tree,   .  But in the grass plays merrily,  And of its leaves there are but three,  Tis Ireland's native shamrock.  My country's flower, I love it well,  For every leaf a to le can tell,  And teach the minstrel's heai-t to swell,  In praise of Ireland's shamrock;  The emblem of our faith divine,  Which blessed St. Patrick made to shine.  To teach eternal truth sublime,  And which shall last as long as time, .  As long as blooms the shamrock.  >  Oh, twine a.wreath of shamrock leaves;  They decked the banners of our chiefs,  And calmed the Irish exile's griefs,  Our country's cherished shamrock;  The muse inspired with words of praise  The poets of our early days  To write in many a glowing phrase,  And sing in powerful thilling lays,  The virtues of the shamrock.  He who has left his island home  Beneath a foreign sky to roam,  And in a foreign clime unknown  How dear he loves the shamrock.  When on the feast of Patrick's day  He kneels within the church to pray  For holy Ireland far away,  He feels again youth's genial ray,  ���;". While gazing on the shamrock.  The brightest gems of the rarest flowers  That ever bloomed in Eastern bowers  Possess for him not half the powers  ". That dwell within the shamrock.  Sweet memories, like .refreshing dew,    .  The past with all its charm3 renew,  The church, the spot where wild flowers grew,  The faithful friends, the cherished few,  He left to cull the shamrock.  Land of the West, my native isle,  May heaven's love upon you smile,  And banish foes that may beguile  The lovers of the shamrock;  May God forever cherish thee,  In peace and love and harmony,  And ra ik thee protid 'mid nations free,  Thus pray thy children fervently,  Ireland'and the shamrock.  For  -London Sun.  Will not Sell Silver.  Nkw York���S.Uchida, the consul of Japan in  this city, sent the following communication to  the Associated Press to-da3r: "I am authorised  to say that our country will not dispose of her silver even after she will have adopted the gold  standard, as all our available stock of silver is to  be coined into subsidiary coins."  yon  the  For self-preservation��� And  have the impudence to say tll.^.t  jimmy found on you was not intended to be used for breaking in houses?  said the judge.  Of course it ain't, said the wanderer. It is for breaking out of freight  cars.  Tie Prosisectors' Assay Office  Brandon, B. C,  Assay Price List  Gold, Silver, or Lead,each   Gold, Silver and Lead, combined   Gold and Silver.   Silver and Lead   Conner (by Electrolysis)   Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead.......   Gold and Copper   Silver and Copper   Gold, Silver and Copper   Platinum   Mercury   Iron or Manganese   Lime, Magnesium, Barium, Silica, Sulphur, each   Bismuth, Tin, Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony,'  Zinc, and Arsenic, each.   Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash,  and percentage of Coke, if CokinV  Coal)....:....: b%  Terms:  Cash With .Sample.  June 20th. 1R95.  $1.50  3 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  4 50  2 50  2 00  3 00  5 00  2 CO  2 00  2 00  4 00  4 0  C..S. RASHDALL.  Notary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RAS^  ES& REAL ESTATE  NEW DENVER, B.C.  CORRESPONDENCE  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,  SOLD  and BONDED.  ���INVITED���'   '  Complete lists of claims for sale.    Abstracts of claims, conveyancing.  TTOWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S M, London, Eng  .     MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties  examined  tending  and reported  purchasers.  on   for  l.i  Assay ollice and Chemical. Laboratory, Bellevue ave, New Denver, B C.  at NEW DENVER,  or REVELSTOKE.  Sprin? Stock of  Scotch Tweeds  just arrived. Inspect them before  placing your orders elsewhere.  G  WILLIM & JOHNSON,  (McGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Slocan City,  B C  ��  L  DRISCOLL, C. E.  Dominion & Provincial  Land Surveyor.  Correspondence solicited.  0rBiamonds,  Watches,  Jeixxelpy,  G-lbeks,  Silvefuua^e,  its., Bfce.  QM. WOODWORTH,  M.A.,  LL..R  NOTARY PUBLIC,  CONVEYANCE]I, Eta,  Brandon, Slocan City, B. C.  TT t. twig;},  Provincial Land Surveyor.  New Denver, B C  Mineral claims, mines, timber limits, etc, surveyed  t|   \VT. BRUNER, M. D  Physician & Surgeon.  Three Forks, B.C.  Nkw Denver.  We make a special rate on hotel and  resta u ra n t si 1 ver ware. E v ery thing  warranted.  ossla  A full line of Drugs and Perscrlption Remedies  keptonhand  D  R. A. S. MARSHALL.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B.C.'  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago  Jj C. CRAWFORD,  Assayer nnd Analyst  MINING STOCKS and REAL ESTATE  A^t0   J. E. Hills,  Real Estate and Mining Broker  Rossland. B C  Agent for the Montreal' syndicate lots, of th  original townsite of Rossland.   Perfecttitles.  MRS. W, W. MERKLEY.  Has always on hand alar ge stock of  Dry and Fancy Goods,  inery and  MINING and  REAL   ESTATE  BROKER,  l->  Mines in the Trail Creek District  for sale on Stocking* or Bonding  basis. Office: TRAIL, B.C.  J. Edmond Angrignon  Gents' Furnishings.  El Dorado Ave.  NEW DENVER.  next Bourne Bro��3 Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  O  Let's  Di#   a Hole.  I  ���'���When. w& were kids in kilt or skirt���  We loved to roll  Like saurians in the mud and dirt -  "Let's dig* a hole!"  To follow down a groundhog���fox,  A crawfish���mole;  Thro' roots  and  clay and  sand and  rocks ~  "Let's dig a hole!"  And when our manhood on   us burst  Our daily dole  Was saved to build  a   house���but.  : first��� , -.-.'.-/  ^ 'Let's dig a hole!"  There's g*olcl beneath our  yard���tig  said,  Go fetch a crowbar, pick and spade,  "Let's dig a hole!"  When fame or fortune, *��� fair or true,  Was made my.'goal,  The first thing* that! had to do  Was dig a hole.  And thus I dig from day to day  To pay my toll,  "Root, hog, or die !" I hear you say  "Let's dig* a hole!"  My poor old body's all worn put-  God save my soul!  '���'���'  I hear the graveyard artist shout���  "Let'sdiga hole !"  , ��� The Khan.  Mister, said the small boy to the  druggist, gimme another bottle o'  them patent pills you sold father the  other day.  Are they doing him good ? asked  the clerk, looking pleased.  I d'nb wiiether they're doin' father  good or not, but they're doin' me  good.; They just fit my new slung-  shot.   FOR  SALE.  One 30-Horse Power Semi-Portable  Engine and Boiler, suitable for saw  mill. Second-hand, in First-Class  shape. Price, F.O.B. Rosebery or  Sandon, $1000.  Apply for full particulars to  F. S. ANDREWS,  ;   Slocan City. B.C.  "NOTICE. V  ! CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  TWO   FRIENDS    MINERAL   CLAIMS.  Slocan Mining Division of West Kootenay District.   Located East of Arlington Basin.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T. Twigg as  agent for Richard Marpole, free miners certificate No. 63804Y intend sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  certificate of, improvements to be issued in his  nand the names of Peter M. Schonberg, free  miner's certificate No. 01559,. Andrew Provost, /ree  miner's certificate No. 65824, George T. Gormley,  free miners certificate No, 74530, and Cornelius  Mnrphy, free miner's certificate No 74220, for the  purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above  claim. . .,  And further take notice that action under section  c7 must be commenced before the issuance of such  Hertilicates of improvements.  Dated this 4th day of February, 1897. Ib4-ap  RABBIT PAAV MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of--West  Kootenay -District.   Located one mile south of  .. Sandon, and south of the Silver Smith.  rpA'KE NOTICE that the Star Mining & Milling  JL Company, Ltd. Lia., free miner's certificate  No. 74509, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate ol  improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance, ol  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 18th day of February, 1897.  fblSeaplS  BANK OF  BRITISH NORTH AMERICA  ESTABLISHED IN 1S30.  f JCCOKI'OKATKD .HY ROYAL CHAKTKK'IX 1810  Paid-up Capital. ��4,806,666  Reserve Fund     1,338,333  London  Ohki'cb���3 Clements  Lane,  Lombard  St., E>0. ���   .  COURT   OF   DIRECTORS.  J. H. Brodie  John James Outer  Gaspard Farrer .  Henry R. Farrer  Richard H.GIyn  Secretary���A. G. Wallis.  E. A. Hoare  H. J. B. Kendall  J. J. Kingsford  Frederic Lubbock  Geo. D. Whatman  VTOTICE is hereby given th it applicati >n willjl e  Li made to the Legislative Assembly or the Province of British Columbia at its present session  for an Act to in>corporate a company for the purpose of supplying water, and generating electricity for the supply of light, power, and heat to the  inhabitants of Silverton ' B.C, and to mines,  towns-Hind residents within a radius of twenty  miles from said towns, and for these purposes to  take and divert at any point or points'on Fourmile  Creek or its tributaries so much of the water oi  the same as may be necessary or' proper for supplying water, and for generating and supplying  electricity to consumers; and to construct, maintain and operate a telephone system within the  said radius; and for all such rights, powers, and  privileges as may be necessary for carrying -on  the objects aforesaid.  Dated at New Denver, B C. the 18th day of  March, A.D. 1897. .  ':'.. R.B.KERR,  mh25 97 Solicitor for,ihe applicants  NOTICE.  '���������J.  APPLICATION    FOR   LIQUOR   LICENSE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned  r\ will in thirty davs from date apply to the Stipendiary Magistrate of West Kootenay for a license to sell liquoi at retail at their hotel on Cory's  pre-emption, Slocan Lake district.  ALLEN & CORY.  New Denver,March 11, 1897.  NOTICE.  T S. T. WALKER, hereby give notice that I  JL intern! thirty days after date making application to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works for permission to lease the following described timbered lands:���  Commencingat a stake planted on the north  .limit of Ten Mile (10) creek, about 3 miles east of  Slocan Lake, thence north 20 chains, thence east  40 chains, thence south 10 chains, thence east 20  chains, thence south 10 chains, thence east 10  chains, thence south 10 chains, thence east 10  chains, thence south 20 chains, thence east 10  chains, thence south 10 chains, thence east 20  chains, f hence south 20 chaius, thence east 10  chains, thence south 10 chains, thence east 10  chains, thence south 40 chains to the s.e. corner,  thence following the north boundary of Ten Mile  creek north-westerly'������'to point of commencement,  and containing 500 acres inore or less.  "Dated February irith, 18^)7.       "���'''*������        feblS apl  NOTK3E.  T RICHARD ROBERTS, -hereby give notice  1 that 1 intend. 60 days after date, making application to the Chief Commwsioner of Lands and  works-.for permission to purchase 160 acres of  unreserved crown land, situate near.the mouth of  Six Mile creek, Slocan Lake,'. West Kootenay  District, commencing at initial post "A," thence  west 40 chains; thence south 40 chains; thence  east 40 chains; thence north 40 Chains to point of  commencement.  Dated, March 2d, 1897.  NOTICE.  ���Noti'ck is hereby given that sixty (60) days  after date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase one hundred and sixty acres of land com  mencing at a post marked ''Wm. Glynn's N.  E. Corner, running thence West forty chains,  thence South forty chains, thence East forty  chains, thence North following Lake to starting  point, containing one hundred and sixty acres  more or less, said post being "300 yards more or  less from this notice in a Northerly direction,  near mouth of Nemo Creek on West Shore of  Slocan Lake.  Dated this fourth day of March, A. D., 1897,    /  WILLIAM GLYNN.  No. 339,  CERTIFICATE OF THE REGISTRATION OF  A FOREIGN COMPANY.  Hkad Office rx Canada���St. James St.,  Montreal,  H. Siikeman, - -        General Manager  J. Elmsly, Inspector.  BRANCHES   IN  CANADA.  London   . Kingston Halifax N, S.  Brantford -Ottawa Rossland. B.C.  Paris Montreal Sandon, B.C.  Hamilton Quebec Victoria, B.C.  Toronto St- John, N;B. Vancouver, B.C,  Frederieton.N.B. Winnipeg-.Man. Brandon, Man.  Kaslo, B C, Trail, B C  AGENTS IN THE UNITED STATES. ETC.  New York���52 Wall Street���W. Lawson & J. C.  Welsh.  Sau Fn.ncisco--124 Sansom St.���H. M. I. Mc-  Michael and J. R. Ambrose.  London Bankers���The Bank of England Messrs  Glyn&Co. .  Foreign Agents���Liverpool���Bank of Liver  pool. Scotland���National Bank of Scotland  Limited, and branches. Ireland���Provincial  Bank of Ireland, Ltd., and branches. National  Bank. Ltd., and branches. Australia���Union  Bank'of Australia,-Ltd. New Zealand���Union  Bank of Australia, Ltd. India, China and Japan  ���Mercantile Bank of India, Ltd. Agra Bank,  Ltd. West Indies���Colonial Bank. Paris-  Messrs. Marcuard, Krauss et Cie.   Lyons���Credit  Lyonriais.  GEORGE KYDD, Managei  Sandon,B C  First Bank Established in the Slocan  Bank of Britisl Girti.  Incorporated by Royal Charter 1862.   .  Capital (with power to increase) $2,920,000  Reserve..................       486,066  "Companies Act," PartIV, and amending Acts  "Idler Mining Company" (Foreign.) ���  Registered the 5th day of Februpry, 1897.  HEREBY  CERTIFY that I have this day  Head Office: G9 Lombard Street, London, Eng.  BRANCHES V  In British Columbia:���Victoria, Vancouver,New  Westminister ,Nanaimo,KamIooj)S .NELSON;  KASLO and SANDON, (Slocan District).  In the United States:���San Francisco and Portland.   Agents and Correspondents:  ���CANADA:���Canr.dian Bank of Commorce  Merchants' Bank of Canada, the Molsons Bank,  Imperial Bank of Canada and Bank of Nova  Scotia. UNITED STATES:���Canadian Bank  of Commerce (Agency), New York; Bank of  Nova Scotia, Chicago.- The London and San  NranCisco Bank, Ltd., Tacoma. The Puget  Sound National Bank. Seattle. The Exchange  National Bank, Spokane. AUSTRALIA AND  NEW ZEALAND:���Bank of Australasia.  HONOLULU :   Bishop & Co,  Lobal Manager.  Sandon Branch.  Mm Falls 1  i  APPLICATION FOR LIQUOR LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days from  the date hereof I will apply to the Stipendiary  Magistrate of West Kootenay for a license to sell  liquor at retail in my hotel at New Denver. .  / N.  ANGEIGNON.  New Denver, March 11th, 1897.  DISSOLUTION OF   PARTNERSHIP.  Sandon, B. C, March 1. 1897.  The partnership heretofore existing between  S. B. Hendee and M. W. Bruner, under the firm  name of S. B. Hendee & Co.. is this dav dissolved  l)y mutual consent, M. W. Bruner retiring. S.B.  Hendee will pay al'. accounts and eoliect all  monies, payable by or due to the above Company  irom the above date,  S. B. HENDEE.  _~.   ... M   W. BRUNER  ���n  ing Acts.  The head office of the said Companvis situated  at the City of Spokane, in the State of Washington, U.S.A. ��� b  The objects for which the Company is established are:��� *  1st. To locale, procure, hold, buy, sell, work  and operate mines and mineral claims, in the Province of British Columbia, and in the State of  Washington and other places.  2nd. To carry on the business of nulling, smelting, reducing, working, buying and selling ores,  in said Province of British Columbia and elsewhere.  3rd. To purchase, build, construct and maintain all such mills, concentrators, smelters and  other works as shall be found necessary or convenient in carrying on said works, and to purchase, locate, acquire and hold all such water  rights, ditches, flumes and other appliances as may  be necessary in and about said premises.  4th. To borrow money for the purpose of establishing or carrying on said business, and to execute notes bonds or other securities therefore, and  to execute such mortgages, debentures or deeds of  trust upon the property of the Company; to secure  the payment of the same and the interest thereon,  as shall be necessary and proper.  The capital stock of the said company is one mil  lion dollars, divided into one million shares of the  par value of one dollar each.  Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria, Province of British Cnlumbia, this 5th day  of February, 1,897.  lr-S*] S. Y. WOOTTON,  Registrar of Joint Stock Coinpanir.**-.  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red  Mountain  RAILWAYS  The onl}^ all rail route without change  fears between Nelson and Rossland  nd Spokane and Rossland.  Only Route to Trail Creek  and Mineral District of the  Colville Reservation, Nelson, Kaslo,  Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Daily, Except Sunday.  . Leave. ArrIvk.  9:00 a.m. NELSON        5:20p.ra.  10:30 " ROSSLAND      3:25   "  7:30 a.m.       SPOKANE      6:30 p.m.  Close connection with Steamers for Kaslo and  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for  Kettle   River and Boundary  Creek connect nt  Mnrcti.*- witli staire dailw  LOGAN RY  TIME CARD No. 1.  IN EFFECT WEIt^OV. 25, ! 895  et * ,  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Leave'8 00 A.M  "   8 3(5  ��.  >, 9 30  .. ���>  "   9 51  .-  '��� 10 03  .<  " 10 18  ii  " 10 30  ii  " 10 38  i(  Arr. 10 r>0  I,  Ka.slo  Arrive  3 50 P.J  South Fork  n  3 lo     "  Sproule's  W hitewatcr  I.  2 15     '���  ii  2 00      u  Bear Lake  <.  1 48       '  McGuigan  i(  1 33   "  Bailev's  .'  1,21     "  Junction  it  1 12     "  Sandon  Leave  1 00     ��'  For rates and information apply at  Company's Offices.  ROBT. IRVING,        R. W. BRYaN,  Traffic Mngr. Supt. and Ass't Trras  Columbia  and  Western R'y Co.  Schedule No. 3, Jan. 4,yt  .. ^EASTBOUND.  ���No. 2 No  y-WESTBOUND.-v,  ��� Nol No. 2 Y    -No. 2 No.4  Par?senger.        Stations Passenger  Tues., Daily Tues., ^  Daily  Thurs. except . Thurso excent  &Sat., Sunday. Lv. Ar.& Sat.,   Sunday.  6:30 pm 8:30 am Trail 8:00 am   0:00 pnj  6:40 pm 8:40 am        Smelter       7:47 am   5:47 pm  0:45 pm 8:45 am   '  McLeod's     7:42 am   5:42 pm  7:00 pm 9:00 am     '-Warlield.      7:3iam   5:31 pm  7:05 pm 9:05 am Tiger Switch Bk 7:26 am   5:26 pm  7:10 pm 9:10 am   Crown Paint.   7:21am   5:21pm  7:15pm 9:15am LakeMountain 7:16am   5:16pm  7:25 pm 9:25 am      Carpenter     7:10 am   5:10 pm  7:35pm 9:35 am     Union Ave     7:03 am   5:03pm  7:40 pm 9:40 am      Rossland       7:00 am   5:00 pm  8:00 pm 9:50 am Rossland Wye 6:40 am   4:40 pm  J. A. JORDAN; C.D.& T. M.  THE STEAMER  LEAVES NEW DENVER  every morning-.at 8 o'clock  "(Sundays excepted)  FOR SILVERTON,  SLOCAN CITY and ALL  INTERMEDIATE POINTS.  Returning wilU if possihle, make connections  with the west-hound train on the N. & S. Ry.  Powder carried only on Fridays. ���  Time Table subject to change without notice.  G. L. ESTABROOK, Master.  The Quickest  and  Cheapest Route  East^  or  West.-.  Steamer leaves Nakusp every Sun-  da.y, Wednesday and Friday  morning, making close connection  at Revelstoke with trains for  all points East or West.  Jtiefore you travel get information from  C.P.R. Agents as to time and  rates. It will save you money  Apply to nearest Railway Agent  or to  [District Passenger Agent,  Vancouvei m  4  THE   LEDGE,  Fourth Year.  Published every Thufsday.  R.     T.    LOWERY,    EDITOR    AND  FINANCIEE.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  OjS-r* x EAR ��������*.��������������������.... .^.........,........ -$2.00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line lirst in  sertion, 19 cents per line subsecpient insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence 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  is hot, and we will do the rest.  THURSDAY, APRIL 1,   1897.  Stock companies have been known  to declare false-dividends for the  purpose of making their stock sell  better in the future.    .  Sandon, New Denver, Silverton,  Cody, Three Forks, Brandon, Nakusp,  Rosebery, Slocan? City and Burton  City-are the only towns in the world  famous Slocan. ,;     -  ingon "all kinds of commercial business, except banking and insurance.''  This company will evidently have  its hands full, particularly if its respective promoters intend to carry on  their present business on the side.  During the great real estate boom  at Wichita, Kansas some years ago, a  dealer took a customer to look at some  lots 200 miles from that city and  claimed that they were just in the  suburbs. This is the way some peo-  ple^ do when they want to sell silver  prospects in Kootenay. They will  tell strangers that their property is in  the" Slocan, and never even hint at  the suburb part of it, which proves  that they are nearer relatives of Ananias than the man from Wichita.  For the ^-benefit of eastern ^newspaper men we would say tliat this  paper is called The Ledge and not  The Ledger as many of them persist  in addressing it.  Up to date metallic tin has not  been found any place on this earth in  paying, quantities. Reports of its discovery turn up quite: frequently but  result in nothing but "newspaper  items. ������' ���'���       '   '��� ;."��� ���'���;. ._';;.' ���';  The Slocan is full of scouts from  the Iron Cap country around Rpss-  Iand, and the indications point to a  grand attack oh the general public  this summer by the shoestring mining  men of the golden city.  Many Ontario papers are opposing  the building of the Crow's Nest Pass  railway upon the ground that that  province would have to bear the  heaviest part of the financial burden  in connection with it. B. G. does not  care very much about Ontario. Give  us a line from the coast to tap the  coal in the Crow's Nest and we want  nothing more. If Ontario does not  know a good thing when it is in sight  they are to be pitied ra,ther than  abused by western people..  NEW   DENVER,   B. C.  Grafters looking for $100 wild  cats are very numerous in the Slocan  j ust now. They are no good in any  country as their principal aim is to  fatten upon the cupidity of people  crazy for a diet of stock certificates.  The name Slocan has been made  famous by this paper and such mines  as the Slocan Star. In order to take  advantage of the name people owning claims and leal estate within one  to fifty miles from the boundaries of  the Slocan tell tenderfeet that they  are in it in order to to take advantage of its famous name.  In a cow camp paper published  just east of the Rockies we learn that  Kaslo and Nelson are the leading  towns in the Slocan. The cow camp  editor when travelling in Kootenay  the next time should get a guide or  else keep sober. Wonder he did not  include Revelstoke, Trail, and a few  more towns on the outskirts of the  great Slocan.  A Calgary paper has the following:  Some of the so-called mining companies recently formed in Biitish  Columbia are making up in gall  what they lack in capital and ability.  One concern, launched by a photographer, a hotel man and a wood  butcher, advertises itself in the B. C.  Gazette  as  proposing   to  go in for  Here is something from the Mining  Stock Reporter of Spokane that is  truthful and refreshing ���  For a long, time-past the little town  of New Denver in the, heart of the  Slocan   country    slumbered    along  peacefully,  the only sign that  the  citizens really needed anything was  the familiar quotation  on   the first  page of the Ledge which ran, "Bank  Wanted,   inquire  of  the citizens of  New Denver."   Now everything is  changed,   signs of activity are not  wanted to show   that before many  months New Denver will be to the  front, it not one of the leading towns  in the Sloean. Naturally the question  comes, what has caused the change.?  Too much credit cannot be given to  its local newspaper, The Ledge, which  has laboured faifchfnlly to let the outside world know of the ricn resources  of the Slocan, and incidentally of the  scenic beauties of New Denver.   But  the fact is that New Denver is destined to be a leading town of this section.    Not   only   on   account  of its  situation   on   Slocan  Lake  being a  beautiful  one,   but  it   has  room to  grow, and with the probable advent  of "a smelter to be built by C. P. R.  officials and its proximity to a number of developing  mines,   and the  necessity of mining men  to go there  to transact their business insures for  it a substantial money circulation tar  in advance of other places of its size.  Most ��f the important mining deals  on Slocan Lake are terminated there  and mining men in particular find  the place handy to meet the prospectors, who as the winters come around  make this their headquarters.   Besides, New Denver is a lovely place,  there is good boating and fishing and  for those contemplating a trip to the  building railways,  telegraphs,  tele  phones, gas works, smelters, mills,' Slocan, no better place within reach  factories, steam and sailing vessels, ' of the mines in all directions can there  canals, wharves, piers, and for carry- he found than this citv.  ^; Capital (all paid up) $12,000,030.00  Reserved fund   :    :     6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    :     859,693,40  Sir Donald A. Smith, G.C.M.G. President. ~  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  r E.S,Clouston, General Manager,  A. Macnider," Chief Inspector & Supt. of Branches.  A. B. Buchanan, Inspector of Branch returns.  ���'���������'��� W, S. Clouston,  Assistant Inspector.  - James Aird, Secretary:    :  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain,   and  the United States. ' *  New Denver Branch.  ������;;;.."'���--.' A general banking business transacted*  am  New Denver, B.C.  Is situated on the banks of the beautiful Slocan Lake, and guests can sit upon  the balcony and gaze upon the grandest scenery in America without extra charge  The fire escape system is excellent. The rooms are airy and decorated with the  latest results of the wall paper art. Theexterior of the hotel is painted in colors  that harmonize with the idealistic scenery. The Dining Room is always provided with food that is tasty, digestible and satisfying to the inner economy of  man. The Bar is replete with the most modern, as well as ancient brands of  nerve producers.  Goldbugs, Silver Democrats, Canadian Capitalists, Prospectors, Miners,  Tenderfeet, Ten Mile Millionaires and. Pilgrims of every shade in politics, religion or wealth are welcome at this house. ';���.'���'���  ger,  -make for the Newmarket when you reach the Slocan mct-opolis'and do not forget the Landlord's name..; it is ,,  Henry Stege.  The immense discoveries on Kokanee  '��� Creek led to the formation of the���  Canadian Mining, Milling & SineltingCo., Lt d  which has taken over   the  following  '..-'������ choice claims: ���'���'������:."'"-������-'-.  Homestretch,  Glacier 4,  Two Snowbirds,  Clara G.  CAPITAL, $2,000,000--2,000,000 SHARES  400,000 shares for development now in treasury;  market  This stock is bound to go up, as any prospector in  the district who has been on the property can tell  you that the croppings on the Homestretch exceed  almost anything yet discovered in the Kootenay.  The original owners form the company and stock is  selling on its own merits.  Call on or write to the Secretary for Prospectuses.  Ore can be seen at office.  LEIGHTON & WILLIAMS, Mining Operators & Brokers.  Box 111, Sandon, B.C. ' N  The Butte Inter-Mountain stated a short time!  ago that over i=2,7o:>,(K)f) went t > waste in smelter j  smoke each year in Butte.   -Now some chemists'  have under contemplation a plan to convert the  fume*of the smelter into sulphur and begin the  manufacture of chemicals in which sulphur forms  the principal ingredient.   All the sulphur used in  the United States at tiie present time is imported,  and during the present winter the price of this  product hnVr.lnv>st doubled.  HANT .FiUSIC CO  �� *��  V  Pianos, Organs, Sheet Music,  Musical Supplies, Sewing Machines  and Supplies  ��2r'Mail orders receive pTompt attention.  Svokaxe. Waph Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  h  RETURNS   IN SAFETY,  The Party Sent Out For The Body  of IM Michele  HAS   A   MOST   FEKJLOUS   TRIP  By Friday evening's boat from  down the lake Wm. Thomlinson,Patrick S. and Felix Hughes, ThoslReid  and Frank Hart came up from Ten  Mile with the body of Francisco Di  Michele, the unfortunate miner who  lost his life in the mountains six miles  up from the Enterprise mine, the  finding of which was reported last  week. The paaty had a most perilous trip and each of them was very  much exhausted.    1 hey state that  had their mission been anything but  what it was, had the body  been so  much gold, they never would have  risked what they did in getting it  out of the" mountains to the wagon  roadv :i:'-''":-''-;'-\['-'-   '  In the report circulated last week  the facts were not accurately stated.  At the coroner's inquest held Saturday morning, before a jury of John  0. McKay, F. LoCasto, Henrv Stege,  Jas. Clark, H. H. Knox and Dougald  McMillan, Patrick  S.   Hughes  and  Wm. Thornlinson gave the particu-  1 ars of the finding of the body and the  bringing of It to New Denver.     Sunday  morning ^between   10  and   11  o'clock DiJMichele left camp Ay 1 win  ���with a yalise and sack weighing probably 75 pounds.   He was not a man  accustomed to liquor, but on leaving  he took a. glass of whiskey and put a  pint flask of it in his pocket.    To save  a   mile or two's travel,   he was to  avoid touching caimp Conundrum and  made straight for his own camp,  a  distance of six miles.    P. S. Hughes  of the Conundrum camp, had arranged with Di Michele to go Monday to  the Tatter's cabin intending to go with  him to hunt a mineral claim,    Had  such arrangements not been made Di  Michele's body may never have been  found and his  whereabouts   would  have been a mystery.   Hughes stareed  Monday morning following the  snow shoe trail made by deceased on  previous  visits  to   and   from their  camp, until he reached the main trail  leading to Di Michele's cabin.   He  found, 100 feet from where he struck  the main trail,  indications that Di  Michele had gone up the centre of the  gulch instead of continuing on the  trail.    About 100 feet out into the  gulch he noticed a   bank  of  snow  which he supposed had been shoveled  by deceased in search of a discovery  post,  but on closer examination he  found that Di Michele had tramped  down 'a straight-face, three or four  feet high, which he evidently did in  his,efforts to climb the obstruction.  About 30 feet further he found where  Di Michele had evidently become bewildered and madly struggled and  floundered in the deep snow,   sometimes on his hands and knees.    He  there picked up one of his snow shoes.  Di Michele had struggled on, the snow  showing handmarks where he had  struggled and fallen from side to side.  At a point where the trail was very  steep, not more than 200 feet from Di  Michele's cabin Hughes saw where  the deceased had slid or fallen into a  clump of timber, and thinking that  he had possibly regained the trail  and made the distance to his cabin  he went and knocked 'at the door.  Receiving no answrer he tried it, and,  it being a single slab without hinges,  it fell in.   There was no signs that Di  Michele had been there, and fearing  then that   something  had happened  him, Hughes returned to the spot  where he had fallen from the trail.  There,' 40 or 50 feet below, he saw  the body of Di Michele. He went to  it and found it cold and stiff. It  smelled strongly of whiskey.  Hughes went to his camp and told  his brother, then made his way to Ten  Mile landing and came to this city to  inform the authorities.  Mr. Thomlinson being Di Michele's  attorney, was notified and engaged  the others named to go with, him and  bring in the body. The task was a  most difficult and dangerous one_.  Snow slides were met frequently. At  the point where the body was found  they were in peril of being swept  thousands of feet below at any moment  A rude toboggan was built and the  body tied to it, then with three of the  party pulling, pushing and lifting it  over the snow, while one went below  witn a pole and another above *vith a  rope, they managed to hold it from  sliding down the mountain side, and  got it, after a hard day's struggle, to  the wagon road and out of immediate  danger, finally bringing it safely to  New Denver. There was but a  slight mark on the body, the left eye  and one side of the nose being bared  to the bone, where some small animal  had nibbled the flesh.  His valise and pack and the whis-,  key flask one-third full, were found  by the party where they had baen  dropped by the unfortunate man in  his mad struggle to save his life.  A letter was found in his effects  from a brother in Massachusetts, and.  a card was found on the body showing he. was a member of the miners  Union No. 10 of Burke, Idaho. His  ���brother and Union have been notified  by Mi*. Thomliiison of his death.  In "clothes belonging to deceased  hanging in his cabin was found $20  and 55 cents was the amount - on the  body. On the 18th of March he had  deposited with Mr: Thomlinson $250.  The body was buried Saturday afternoon.  The verdict of tbe coroner's jury  was that DI Michele came to his  death from cold and exposure while  under the influence of liquor, on his  way to his cabin on Ten Mile creek.  One night at a country theatre Mrs. Siddons  was "taking the poison" in the last act of soma  gloomy tragedy, when a boor hi the gallery called out. "That's right, Molly, soopit oop. inn. lass. ���'  ���The Ladv's Realm.  Ilaving- placed some new machinery  in our Mill, we, are prepared to fur.  ui?h all kinds of rough and dressed  and Shingles  rices  PRICE   LIST  Rough Lumber, narrow,  " ���       wide,  Joi*t and Scantling, sized  18 feet long,  8' to 2-1 '  21 'to 30 '  Flooring, T&G,<> "  V jc int Ceiling, ^ '  " Rustic,  Shiplap,  Surfaced Dressed,  up  to  311  00  810 oO  to   1*2 ..  11 ..  12 ..  ���'13 ...  5S0 ..  22  ..  22  iu !!  14   ..  13 -..  A liberal discount on large orders for Ca��h.  PETER GENELLE & Co I  <%/-*V*VlVV'V%''%'*Vl*8k'^  ���;���.- f Y -,;   ��  The  Eestanrant  *  Is one of the Best and Aged Cafes  in the  Silvery Slocan.  IN NEW DENVER,  <**#  It was in operation when  A-,  Was turned against the country, and, now tbat the  gloom of the Argonaut days has disappeared, it looms  up brighter than ever as ���������".,.  t>    ���     e  . A place where my   ���  .. . . appetite can be satiated,  COME EARLY AND AVOID THE RUSH.  Jacobson & Co  ���%^^��^^^'%^ry^%^^'%^^%/%��/%^  '6$��0eM*9 9$&a��$*��$M��  We are "still on the old stand "���selling  Prospectors' & Miners' Supplies,  Groceries, Hardware, Clothing,  Boots & Shoes.  New Denver, B C  J.R.& D. Cameron  Formerly of Winnipeg.  burnish Clothing-  ���: in the :-���  -   Latest Style  ���: of the :���  Tailors  flt-t.  B^LTE-aEE.  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKERS.  Civil & Hydraulic Engineers, Provincial  Land Sxirveyors, Notaries Public.  Agents for Railway Addition to: Rossland  B5TA number of well located mineral claims for sale ���6  THE   LEDGE,  Fourth  Year.  HONEST   REPORTING.  It is impossible to doubt that the mining districts of the west have been rather injured than  helped by the injudicious and indiscriminated  booming in the local press. This applies especial**  ly to the lesser camps, and in them to individual  mines of minor importance. The great camps  and the big mines not only do not need, but do  not seek, thi8 sort of advertising : in fact,it is  often difficult to get reliable news ol them.  The case is altogether different from that of the  systematically organized ''whooping up" of some  boom camps by means of paid advertisments and  jjaid editorial space, as in the ;notorious example  of the Southern  "boom towns" of five and six  vears ago, when the central object of the scheme  was rather to sell town lots than to invite capital  for serious development, for the heavy capitalists  are not so likey to be influenced by this sort of  shouting as are people of small-means and those  at a distance unable to look into things for themselves, or obtain expert advice, before investing.  On the contrary, in our western camps the efferts  of the local newspapers are almost invariably inspired by the most commendable motives, and.  the habit of overstating everything has become so  common that nobody considers it dishonest, since  it is generally understood that a liberal discouut  is to be taken off all around.   The trouble is that  no definite standard has been  as yet set up by  which to measure the amount of allowance to be  made.   If there were some such rule one could  get a fair approximation to fact by dividing every  statement by, say;, three, four, five, or whatever  the co-efficient might be, and scaling down to one-  third, one-fourth, etc., discarding the surplus as'  conventional embellishment.   Nobody is  deceiv  ed, yet the amount of information imparted is  vaguely small.  1 his curious survival of the early misty days  when3*'everything went" about mining is like the  parallal one, on a-larger .scale, in which we occasionally find people who believe certain things  because they saw them "in print." This latter  order of beings is rapidly becoming extinct. So  also are those who are likely to be taken in by  distorted accounts of mines or mining districts,  and those who are thus deceived are hardly the  ones whose opinion or backing would be of any  substantial assistance to the camps or the mines  boomed. ������On the contrary,, a repulsive effect is  the usual outcome. The poof tenderfoot and the  trusting British ���'small investor" have been slow-  \v passing through a bitter educational course,  a id,meat of them are pretty far advanced, while a  fewhaveeven graduated.  In the long run it pays to tell the truth. Misstatements at the-outset,., or in any,particular at  any time, are bound Up be exposed, and then a  prejudice is established, even-against the most  meritorious properties, which it is hard to overcome.    A conservative, Ihonest account of the  FUNNY   FLOAT.  Tourist���This is a lovely spot, isn't it?       ',./.;  Native���A  spot?    Scrange'-,   there's  close to  twelve hundred people in this town "���Puck.  '���I'll bet that that man down there in the corner  near the door eats his pie with a knife."  '���Why?"    ���  '���You see he is using a fingci to cut the pages of  his magazine."���Cleveland Leader,  Probably not:   "Is he happily' married ?"  "Well, his wife is the sort of woman who will  stand up near the rear door of a street-car when  tficre are vacant seats farther up front."���Puck.  "You mustn't expect him to propose so soon my  dear.   He has only been calling for six months."  "I know that, mamma; but he has kept me in  the dark long enough. "���Detroit Free press.  Suiter���Miss Sprocket���Agnes���I wish to make  a confession. I can no longer hide my thoughts.  Your wheel is superior to mine.".  Suited���Mr. Scortch���Arthur���this is so sudden.���Detroit Tribune.   ,���'������.  Clerk���Excuse me, sir, but guests without baggage must pay iu advance.  The Guest���All right! I'll be back in a ,mom:  ent..'  Clerk���Where are you going ?  The Guest���I am going to buy a trunk.���Life,  "Is it true that your father has made an assignment '?" asked theugilated lover of his fiancee.  "All his vast fortune is swept away," she .sigh-  ed; "but you are left, Algy;  "I should say I was left. Great Heavens!���Detroit Free Press. ���  New:  Denver  -<���*/���*���*, HAS THE  Best Furnished Rooms/  ;(S; j,y In the Dining'  in the Slocan Capital. x)j^|'''  C^Robm every  -*4&&^       ���attention is TDiaid to guests.       ttr**&*  and oil the tables are placed the best viands obtainable.  JAS. DELANEY,       -        -  MANAGER  Author���Mary,I've made a mistake in my calling; I'm not ah author but a boni chemist.,  Author's Wife���What makes you think that,  Horace?  Auihor���Well every book I write becomes a  drug on ihe ma.iket.���Boston Globe.  , THIS TQWNSITE, is situated a mile  nd a half from the well-known GALENA FARM  MINES, and having an unchallenged monopoly  of>the trade of  cm.  GHT MIL  is now on the Market.  The Fisher Maiden.  a visit to his  He said to  actual facts*so far as it is possible to ascertain  them, is of real value in placing matters before  the outside world ; and the oniy people who are  likely to invest are quite able to "size up" unreliable printed descriptions.���Engineeringand Min-  ng. Journal.  Very Queer  -*A Great big boy like you-to tense  To let you stay home and play,"  ���That was after seven.  "A little boy like you Avould freeze,  Tobogganing this blustery day !"  ���At half-past eleven.  'The stomach-ache most made me die,  I was too big a boy to cry  At three o'clock.! Oh, dear!  And now, I am again at eight  A little boy, can't sit up late.  I think it very queer !  ���Elizabeth R. Burns.  The Share Broker's Alphabet.  A was the artfidlest game ever played,,  1-nvas the broker, a cunning old blade;  C was the cue, such a cue rious toy,  D was the duck used to quack and decoy ;  E was the evergreen clerk, free of guile",  F was the fancy that g^uilded his smile ;  G was the gull, with his mouth open wide.  H was the honey the broker applied ;  I was the instant in which to invost,  J was the joy that illumined his breast;  K was the key of the share box so slick,  L was the lock the key caused to click; .  M was the middle man, knowing, but "square;"  N was the nocdle, who purcl; as. d the share;  O was the old man of experience to doubt it,  P was the prospector who knew all about it;  Q was the quarter he held in his fist,  K was the rlffht reef which didn't exist;  S was the scheme set on paper so neatly,  T was the telegram, proved it completely ;  U was the union 'twfxt broker and buyer  V was the valient syndicate "tryer,"  W was the wise man who went out to sec,'{  X was the "ex'u" he charged for the spree ;  Y was the yellow boys st)ent in the cost,  Z was the zany, who staked all and lost.  ���Lillian Beddard.  Frank Watson has,returned from  Slocan property, the Fisher Maiden,  the Spokesman-Review:  "There is now eight inches of solid shipping ore  in the mine. The appearance of the property wa3  so encouraging that the directors have decided to  offer no more stock for sale. I feel confident that  we have a mine' which will pay a dividend before  long. Fifty tons of ore have ah-eady been shipped  and there are 200 tons at the mine: ready for shipment. Work on the new road up Four Mile will  be commenced before long. . "  "There are a number of fine properties in the  vicinity of the Fisher Maiden. The Thompson  Group, on the same ledge, has a large body of  ore, The owners have shipped "over 100 tons of ore  during the winter. The mine is developed nearly  1000. feet. This section is now attracting considerable attention and a number of transfers of claims  have been recorded."....  Mr. Watson will go up to examine the Arlington, on Springer creek, in the course of a few  days-    " .- ���-; ��� ��� ������ ���.������'    ��� : :  Rumored Bondings of Cariboo.  Thc| Toronto World announces that another  great mining deal is about to-be consummated.  An English company, with Colonel North at its  head, after failing in an endoavor to secure the  famous War Eagle mine, turned their attention to  the Cariboo gold quartz mine in Oamp McKinney.  Negotiations were opened and Colonel North has  the Cariboo under bond for *5iW,u00. This is equal  to 70 cents per share for all the stock, which is a  good price. The Cariboo is in the Kettle river  district, some 00 miles due west of Rossland.  The foregoing was shown to George B. Mc  Auley, who stated that there was not a word of  truth in the statement, .He says that the mine is  not nor has not been under bond to Colonel North  nor to any one else.        ���  James Monoghan said :   "If the property has  been bonded I know nothing of it."  For lots  apply to  KER  HEW DENVER, B. C.  Turner, Breton & Co.  Wholesale Merchants, Shippers and Importers.  VICTORIA,  B.C.  LONDON,   ENG.  6 Kootenay Branch���NELSON, B. .0.  A large stock of all sized bags always on hand in Nelson  -:THE>  MeGuigan House.  MGGUIGAN, B.C.  Best house in the City.  Good accomodation for the  oscillating public.  BONGARD -& PEICKART.  AMOS THOMPSON, W. D. MITCHELL,  Manager. Secretary.  R. b. Thompson, Notary Public  IWltTMllSOl  Mineo of the Slocan.  Hig-li Grade Proi>ertles.  D. G.Eddie, of Do'adwobd, S. D., who recently  made a trip  through the Sloc-an to purchase ore  for the new smelter now being built at Edgemorit.  sr.id, when asked his views regarding the Slocan;  "1 much question if anywhere in the world are  there so many high-g-rada silver-lead mines in the  same area. I was amazed at the showing of  many of the properties. Those mines I visited  were all w ell developed. The Rambler-Cariboo  I regard as a fine property. 1 only regret that my  time was limited and did not allow me to visit all  ol the mines. I hope to return next summer and  see the country under more favorable conditions."  Excitement nt  Grand Forks.  FEED J. SQUIBE  v   ������ NEW DENVER.^ B.C.  Mines and Mining Properties for  sale. Abstracts, Conveyancing*, &c.  Correspondence solicited.  Agents for Phoenix Insurance Co.  of London, Eng. "  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant  The Silver Crown  Consolidated Silver Mining  Company will continue active operations on the  claims recently acquired by them on Kootenay,  about live miles above Sanca.   The claims are  the Silver Crown, Colorado, Violet and Mountain,  The ineor])orators of  the company are:   M. R.  Gulusha, John A. Finch, Charles Dougherty and  Charles Benton.   The last named has just returned from a visit to the property and when interviewed said ; "The mines are located only one  mile from the lake on the shore, and there is an  excellent showing in all of them.   While driving  the tunnel recently we took out 380 sacks of high  grade galena.   One shot knocked down 70 sacks.  The vein is six feet wide  and assays have been  taken running from 1000 ounces to 14O0 ounces in  silver and 50pereent lead. The sacked ore is now  being hauled-to the lake and will be shipped to  Everett or Tacoma. We are now building cabins,  eutting a trail, and getting ready to continue the  development of the property."  When in   Vancouver stop  at the  Manor House, t  Considerable excitement is cau-ed at Grand  Forks over the recent strike on the Star and  Crescent claim on the La Fleur lead, some seven  miles west, on the reservation. There have been  six men employed for several weeks past on this  claim,'who are now in over 30 feet. The ore recently struck was rich in copper, several pounds  of which have been senttj Spokane for assaying  purposes. It is generally believed that the Star  and Crescent is a distinct extension of the La  Fleur, as the ores are similar in characaer.  Full Line of Suitings and  Trouserings always on hand.  r .        : ��� ��� ���     ;      ���  The new addition to the- ���  LELAND  HOUSE  Makes it one of the Largest and most  Comfortable Hotels in Kootenay.  MRS. D. A. McDougald.  jst^k-tjsf,       -       -        bo.  KASLO CITY,       -      -      -  B.O  The only Practical Watchmaker in the Kootenay District. Orders by mail -eceive prompt  attention. .  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  D  An Oakland, California, bootblack deserves  special mention as an honest man who would not  deceive his patrons. When he first went into  business, six years ago, he put up a sign which  read:  '���Joe Garibaldi, bootblack. Has two sinal  children." Each succeeding year found him  deserving of more sympathy, ror he kept amending the sign until it read: "eight small children."  A few days ago, Joe's bootblack stand was locked for a whole day, and when he returned he confided to the butcher's coy that his baby had died.  His rii-ftt work was to amend the sign so that  it might not mislead the public, and  it then read: ''Joe Garibaldi, bootblack. Has  seven small children." Then he added' with his  lingi-rand blacking.   -'One h.' di.\'*  R. A. MILLOY,  Dentist.  0ffl.ee: Blacks Hotel,  SANDON B.C.  F. LoCASTO,  Also dealer in Imported and Domestic  Cigars, Tobaccoes, Cigarettes, Confectionery, etc.  Newmarket RlrWc, New Denver  ^   ABRIEL,  NAKUSP,  B.C.  REAL ESTATE,  MINES and INSURANCE,  Special attention paid to properties  on Cariboo Creek.  The GRAiND HOTEL  European and American Plan  Headquarters for Mining Men  Bias.  Cafe and Elevator service all night.  FRANK  SPOKANE,  WATSON,  Proprietor.!  WASH.  /       I' Fourth Year.  THE    LEDGE.  JHKRY   GO   OIL   THAT   CAR.  My name is Larry O'Sullivsn,  I'm from the Green Old Sod.  For five and twenty long dreary years  I've worked upon the track.  I've made it a point to keep up the low joint,  With the force of the tamping bar,  Then joint ahead and center uack,  Jerry go oil that car. ..., ���  When Sunday morning early corn _is  To the section hands he would go,  Now boys prepare, be well aware,  My wife goes to church today:  I want every man to pump all he can,  For the distance it is far,  Joint ahead and center back,  Jerry go oil that car.  If you would see Larry in the winter time  When the hills were covered with snow,  He would take delight in a hand car ride  And over the section would go,  With his big overcoat muffled'round his throat,  All dangers he would dare,  So joint ahead and center hack.  Jerry go oil that car. ,  When my friends are all around me  There's one request I crave,  When I am dead let me be Jed on my handcar to  my grave; ���  And on my breast let the spike maul rest,  .-,'���"'  The guage and the old claw bar,  And while those boys are laying me to rest,  ' Oh,' Jerry you keep oiling the car. 6 ���   '  Larry! Larry! he did cry,  Lift me up until I see that old hand car onCe more  passing by,  He was so weak he could scarcely speak,  And in a moment he was dead,  But joint ahead and center back,  Were the very last words^he said.  May   the  Lord have   mercvZ an  you  Larry  O'Sullivan, -  It's you would make those section tamers ������'for me  togo choti the wood, ,  To the well also for the water wouldgo  A nd chop that kindling line,  And if they would growl, upon my soul,  roor Larry would give them their time.  and over again  until  il.o'J has of late been an  average day's pa3r. .-',..������  In view of the small returns secured by the  miners, it may be wondered why there -should be  such a rush for mining claims as there has been  luring the past few days. The explanation is  Ound in the fact that it has been discovered that  )y the use of improved applian ces much higher  /alues c ould be saved from the sand. This was  proven by aii assay secured of the black sand  tailings IrOm a grizzly in which an assay erf ound  i*54tothe ton. But this was not all. Those experimenting examined the black sand, which it  nad always been the effort of the miner to get rid  of, aup came to the conclusion that the black  sand, instead of being an enemy of the gold, so to  speak, actually contained the gold, in such a form  that it was from time to time set free by natural  causes, and that this accounted lor the renewal  of the gold, dust deposited on the bar. In support  of this idea an assay procured by Issac Cowie.  president of the board of trade, showed'$238 to the  tn of .cold and platinum in the black sand out of  which ai! the free gold had been panned by the  ordinary process.  UNCLE SAM, YOU ARE KOTTEN.  Co  May never be a second Butte, but it will be  The  and is now  Aud t>y This Sort of Business You Bring  Yourself Beneath, tho Contempt  of the Nations of the Earth.  nicnca  Its location in the centre of what is admitted to be the  richest silver district on earth cannot help, with the unsur  passed seeneiy that surronnds it upon every side, but make  one of the most famous towns of modern times. If vou  desire a home in this beautiful spot bu}-- a lot from  ANGUS M'GILLVRAY  PRIZE   FIGHTINC.  The committee oh interstate commerce, "of the  national house of representatives, will report  favorably a bill aimed at prize lighting and boxing matches in the United States. It provides in  the first section thaf'no picture or account oi  prize fight or encountei of pugilists, uiider any  name, or any proposals or records of betting un  the same, shall be transmitted in'the malls of the  United States or any interstate commerce, whether in a newspaper periodical, telegram or any  other way;" and in the second section that''any  person sending any such matter, or knowingly  receiving any such matter by mail, or interstate  commerce, shall be .'guilty of misdemeanor and  shall be punished by imprisonment for not more  than live years and by fia line not exceeding  $1000.'' This is putting prize lighting and accounts of prize tights in the same list with lottery  advertisements and indecent pictures and stories.  It does not curtail the liberty of the press in the  sense that the newspapers may not print accounts  of prize fights, hut the telegraph companies cannot carry the news to them'ahd the .mail service  may not carry out the newspapers'-after.'.the accounts are printed.  "Whether this bill is ever adopted or not, the  fact that the committee should make a favorable  report upon a proposition ot that kind is a sigi>  nincarit 'indication of the growth cf.public sentiment against prize fightingin this country. It.is  not so very long since prize righting was held in  mueh less abhprrance than it is now, and in England even at the present day no special odium'  attaches to the patronage of tbe so-called ''manly  art." It is not so very long since it was the custom of all daily papers to give a prize fight the  first place in point of prominence as the most  valuable piece of news, and some of them do so  still, hut the majority of newspapers, influenced  by regard for the opinion of the better elements of  society, have learned to subordinate news of that  kind, though they cannot entirely ignore it.  The significant thing, however, in this whole  matter is that public sentiment with regard to the  prize ring should have made such advance as to  call for action by congress which would have  such a telling effect upon the sport, for certainly  if the telegraph companies may not handle messages with regard to it, and the mails will not  carry news about it prize fighting is going to be  seriously handicapped as an industry, and may be  ruined altogether.  It might be in order to suggest, however, that  this bill has not yet passed congress, and that this  reform by law has not materialized.���Minnesota Journal.  Masonry and stone-eutting is slack in Toronto  just now. Hence when a number of members of  the Stone-cutters'Union saw an advertisment in  a paper recently that men were wanted in these  trades they thought this was a snap. Mr. John  Scully, the contractors' agent, of this city, informed the applicants that the work was at  Philadelphia. Thither, as to the Land of Prom1  ise, these Toronto Masons hied themselves.. They  started to work,, but when it leaked out that they  were Canadians, the authorities stopped the men  working, and got a warrant for the arrest of the  employer, a Mr. Conley. This gentleman thought'  to e^ a le-arrest and skipped to New- York .and thin  to Brooklyn, where warrants were also sworn out.  He returned to Philadelphia, where he was arrested, and he is now held in bonds to appear at next  month's Assizes. Five of the Toronto men have  been held as witnesses'against him. The sixth one  remains idle in Philadelphia, practically stranded. Theseventb, Mr. John Miles, of 203 Ossing-  ton avenue, in this city, called at The World  office last evening, and told this plain unvarnished tale of the operation of the American alien  labor law. He wished to obtain his railway fare  back, but could receive no compensation from  his. employer for having his work taken from  liim. The names of the-other three of the party  that left Toronto, beguiled by this advertisment,  are Joseph Frame, Peter Campbell and James  Bain. These remain in Philadelphia as witnesses  against Conley for breaking the alien law.���Toronto World. '        ' ;  The Unit of Valiie  in Typawriters is the  SMDOfl  -Tlxis   ISTo-w-   HEoTJise, -  With the old name, is well equipped to accomodate a large number of Guests.   The building in  plastered and the rooms are unsurpased for comfort in the Slocan, while in the  Dining Room can be found the best food in the market.  ROBERT   OTJTKriSriKrCS-  3?r opr* i*stoi��  i  :;���  -  ���en" ^    ^���^^���^^������j  Manutacturers and Importers of  :���,  It sets a known  and tested  of excellence  Everyone  knows what it  represents���the  Best Work with  Least Labor,  Enduring Service, Unequalled Economy  and Conveni-  ience.  The���  ))  J  UNDERTAKING and EMBALMING.  SHANNON'S BLOCK,  NEW DENVER, B.C.  !  )  I  ))  ii  i  ��Tr--="  -������ mi ..  ���"���sauw. "Jij  ���3*-# No.  '-!=" 2 iLjt.iillmilUs.13.  jgkS&UlHP*  Model  bears the stamp of  Unqualified Public Approval  Many notable improvements "in the  1897   MODEL.  Catalogue free on Application.  lii each of their establishments  Have stores at  Sandon  Silverton  The wind  never blows sand  into the granulated saacharine, nor do the flies make  cemeteries out of the butter-tubs.    Everything, excep  the prices ore high grade in these'stores and.'the public,  and irr,]Ty��ppi "PotIc^    especially new pilgrims,  should   not   overlook this  sterling fact  GOLD   IN    THE   NORTHWEST.  Saskatchewan Will Yield Up ��5,000,000  The Edmonton Bulletin, in a two-column leader, makes the startling prediction that instead of  .*50,000 as heretofore, the Saskatchewan River  will hereafter.yield :*5,000,000 in gold.  Gold has been mined, or perhaps more accurately, washed for many years. The metal is  found in minute scales, so small as to be only  noticeable by the naked eye from their sparkle.  The dust is always found in connection with.  black sand���evidently magnetic iron���amongst  the ordinary sand, gravel and boulders of the  river bars, which are found on alternate sides of  the river throughout its length for ,100 miles  above and below Edmonton.  Bv  the use of  the primitive "grizzly'   and  used to save ��16 a day from  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.  BOOKS, PAPER,  OFFICE SUPPLIES  and V ALL PAPERS.  lifton House,  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large number of people. The rooms are large  and airy, and tbe Dining Room is provided with everything in the market.  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckley, Prop.  New Denver.  TOBACCONIST,  NEWSDEALER,  and STATIONER,  Imported and Domestic Cigars, To-  blanket the miners used to save ��16 a aay irom   , ������    *       -it, -, ^     r    . .-  washings, Imt th* bar.? have boon worked over    OaCCOeS,  r Tl'lltS and Confectionery..  the  Agents for B.C. Sugar Refinery and  Roval Citv Planinq\ Mills. THE   LEDGE.  Fourth  Year,  'MINING  RECORDS.  Recorded at. New  Denver.  Transfers and Locations:  LOCATIONS,  the   Assessments  March 20.  .'Martin���Slocan lake, near McKays milLMartin  Murchison  ���March; 29. " ���/  Prscott Fraction���Four Mile, J G Millar  Alice V���- Carpenter creek R H Munroe and F S  Davis  Mch 30.  Iron Queen-  -Ten Mile, Chas Tunics  ASSESSMENTS.  March 22.  ���-L.H���Alexander Harrison  March 24.  Pride and Aggie���J R Cameron  Sunshine, Noonday, Oregon, Yakima, Noonday  Fraction, Sunshine Fraction and Mine���Sunshine Mining Co  March 25.  Daniel���J M Donnelly  Gold Hill No 2���Reginald Straingeway  March 26.  Silver Lead No 3���G TI Woodley  Wolverine-'Angus P McDonald  March 29.  Enterprise and Slocan Queen ��� John A Finch  Carnation���D D Mann  March 30. : ';,-'.':.  Conundrum No 2, Conundrum and P.ionter-  Thomlinson et al  I  -W  TRANSFKRS.  Kilo  Mch  Mch  Mary  March 23.  N  F McNaught to Frank R Strohn   _  Fraction ; 'March 15, SI  L W Hohensee to Wm Harris���i- Wedge Fraction; Mch 15, $1  Frank R Strohn and Wm Han-is io Wm Thomlinson��� $20,000 option on I Bassett, �� each Susan  G and Susan S, all of Susan M ; a so |50,000 option  "ou i each Wedge Fraction and Kilo Fraction and  i each Superior and Kilo; Mch 16, $300  J Joseph Law to Chas E Anderson-f Bowling  Green; Mch 13, ��100  August Sehueler to H B Fletcher���J Isis;  20,$1 ���-..-������.,;  . "  :  Same__.j Gentle Annie : Mch 20, SI  March 24. y  ' Miles McGillto Jas Bowes���} Big Timber :  .15, W    ���  John D McLeod to Harvey W Bragg��� \  Mac; Mch 20, $500 '  Frank Hansen to Peter A McDougald.--*- Stanton Fraction and \ Rocky Mountain; March?,  hi  Oscar Sampson to S L Goldburg-;f Norway ;  $1 '.'....-���-..  J D Farrell to Frank Cox���2/5 Valleria ; March  ���15, $1  March 25.  Duncan S Forbes to Hugh D McMillan���J  Nan'cv Lee; Nov 9, ��1  E M Walton to John M Donnelly���h Gait; June  2, si '  Peter Lindquist to Joseph Payne--White Swan  Mch 24, ��150  Same���1/6 Sunshine No 4; Mch 24, $150   ���  Jas A Stewart to H D Cameron���The Liberal  No 8; Mch 3, -fl  VV Davis to R Strain go. way���2 Southern Bell;  July 25, $10.,  Thos Shea to The Hinckley & Black Colt Mining Co-the Hinckley ; Sept 7, *1000  Same���the Black Colt; Sept 7, p.  W F Mellick, C D Porter, Horace Thorne Jos  ^McArthur to The Hinckly and Black Colt Mining^))���interest in the Hinckley and Black Colt;  SepA21,1896    ���  March 20. ..-���  J E Torney to Ratmus Maldo���-} Early Bird;  Dec 12,1892,' $1  Edward Shannon to G H Woodl cy���| Silver  Leaf; Feb 20, $1  N F McNaught to WGMcKinnon g and to Hugh  Br'ady-i- Preseott Fraction Mch 13, *1  More Railroad Building.  occasion foi tbe shrewd and conscienceless pro'  moter that all kinds of poople. high and low, be  came promoters or'-footers" of mining companies. So great, indeed, was the temptation to become rich by simply gathering in the money of  fools that a great number of ''eminently respectable" and "conservative" individuals easily  allowed the use of their names in doubtful and  sometimes in actually dishonest enterprises.  While the boom was on and all were growing  richer day by day by the simple process of markup the" quotations of mining stocks everything  was lovely, and reputations and morality of business ways; especially those that had brought fortunes, were unquestioned, Now for nearly a year  there has been an ebb in the tide of the London  mining craze, and the strand is found to be littered with wrecks, both moral and financial. The  ebb of the tide has by no means ceased yet; indeed it has still a long way to fall, so that the  wrecks exposed to view to-day are few in number compared with what will be found a littie  later on. '  It requires no clairvoyant to see or prophet to  fortell a hard and bitter time for many of the  "eminently respectable" citizens of the  great  money center.   So far has the disillusion process  progressed and so familiar even  now  are the  wrecks of reputations that the inevitable spirit of  suspicion is aroused and knavery and dishonesty  are assumed to e^ist in every case where a sudden  or heavy decline has taken place in any mining  stock.   Presently no reputation will stand above  the universal skepticism, and the fawning tools,  the willing tooters, the venal newspapers, and  even the^anctimonious brethern who closed their  eyes   to  doubtful   practices while filling their  pockets witli their proceeds, will now turn against  the ''eminently respectable" leaders.   Already the  newspapers are opening their broadsides on them,  and more is to come.   The criticisms will in many  cases be just, though belated, but in such times  criticism  is not'discerning, and the innocent  .suffer with the guilty.   We were going to say the  "many' innocent," but perhaps should we investi-  gaTe we might find the numbers diminish as did  those of the righteous men in Sodom when Lot  began to count thein. . ���'���   ������:���/...���  CD. Rand/  13. S. WadlbridGtE  Mining- and Stock Brokers,  Notaries Public and Conveyancers,  Mines bought and sold. Stocks for sale in all B.C. mines.  Official brokers for Wonderful Group Mining: Co.  Kootenay agents for Bondholder Mining Co.,  St.   Keverne Mining Co  Phoenix Consolidated Mining Co. and Two Friends Mine Co.'s stocks.  Com >an es  Stooiteci and  IFrondotedL.  After Corbin's Road.  It is reported that the C. P. R. lists obtained an  option on the Nelson & Ft. Shepard and- Spokane  Falls & Northern railway-systems. The price is  said to be $7,500,000. The purchase of the Corbin  road would give the C.P.R. the exclusive control  of all transportation lines in Kootenay until the  Nelson and Beddington road is built to connect  with the Great Northern at Bonner's Ferry.  HOSPITAL   NOTES.  Jack Barnes left Saturday for Nakusp.  M. MeDougal, of the Queen Bess, is able to ' e  about again, and left the hospital last week.  Wm. Kerr, whose feet were so badly ^frozen  that amputation was necessary, will soon be leaving, his feet having healed nicely since the operation.. ���". '. ' \':Y"  All the inmates, nine, from the different mines,:  are improving.  Julius Wolff, who has been spending a holiday  in Banff, returned Tuesday.    *;  Schools and Jails.  It, is said that F. Aug. Hoinze will extend the  Columbia and-Western-railway as far Avest as  Penticton in,the Okanogan country and thence,  nrobably to tide water. It transpires that the  Montana Ore Purchasing company, which is  m-actically owned by Mr. Heinze and his brother,  his tiled in the comitv auditor's office at Butte,  Montana, a mortgage for ^1,500:0(XJ on allits  smelting and mining interests m that district.  The mortgage was authorised at a meeting of the  comnanv held at its New York office March 8.  The Nelson Miner claims en good authority that  Mr Heinse intends using tbe money raised by  the* mortgage for the Penticton extension and  that work of construction from Robson westward  will commence as soon as weather permits*;aiid the  final surveys are made.  The proposed road will cross the Gold Range  throu-'h Burnt Pass and follow the course of the  Kettle river for a considerable distance. Branch  line*-, will be constructed in the Boundary country  sufficient to give the mines of that district  adequate transportation facilities.  The Ehb  of the London Mining Craze  London, the great financial center of the world,,  foi some years past has had one of the wlldest  and most unreasoning of mining crazes that has  .'���ver vbite'd that curiously gullible constituency  ���mil il lias offered such nn'oxci-piion.-iliy prolitnhli'  Victoria, B.C., March 28.���Premier  Turner presented estimates of income  and expenditures of the province to  the   assembly   yesterday afternoon.  The estimated receipts are placed at  $1,573,089, and the expenditures at  $1,566,766. Under the education vote  West Kootenay gets an increase of  $6500, as compared with last year.  Among the public works, provisions  are made for schools in Rossland,  Trail, Nelson, Kaslo, Sandon, New  Denver arid other mining towns.  Appropriations are :' also made for  lock-ups at Grand Porks, Trail, Slocan, Greenwood City and south-eastern Kootenay. He puts down the  estimate for miner's certificates at  $90,000, against $45,000; mineral  taxes, $90,000, against $75,0000, and  general mining receipts at $100,000,  against $60,000.  The legislature had another go at  the water clauses bill yesterday. It  reached clause 134 before progress  was reported.  Col. Rid path Of the Le Roi Mine, is reported as  ^���IIHn'lHIIIIIIIIIIIW  t NEWS IN PLACE J  /il!llllllilllllllllll!llllllll!lllill!lllll!ll!lll!IIIIII)lllllllll!iilllllll!l!ll!lll!!i;#  David Bremner has returned from Scotland.  Alex Stewart has sold his lot on Sixth street to  James Marino.  Ferland��and Timons of Mattawa, will open a  general store in the Slocan,  John R.Cook of Rossland. /-jvill spend half, of  his time in the Slocan this summer.  The Wild Horse claim at Deer Park has been  sold to a New York syndicate for ---180,000.        **  .   The electric light plant for New Denver has  arrived and will be placed in position at once.  Frank Louis a prospector, was stabbed by Tom  Burns, another prospector at ijrand, Forics last  week.-   .  A very good performance was given Tuesday  evening iu Aylwin's Hall, by the Albini Empire  Sp ciiityC>.  ! v ��� .,,  James Delaney has purchased Chas. Ink's interest in New Denver and will place the lots on  the market at once.  Miss Reid has purchased a lot from Black &  McLennan on Sixth street and will erect a building in a short time. ''  The Canadian Pacific, Northern Pacific and  Great Northern have raised the passenger rates  from the Coast $1.85.  A $20,000 dividend has been declared by the  Cariboo and Rambler, pryable April 15. This  makes -*-lJ,C00 in dividends up to date.  The warm weather has made 'travel- over the  Kobtehay railways extremely dangerous, and  makes almost impossible running on time.  There is talk of the property owriers'on Seventh  street opening the street to El Dorado by cutting  down the embankment. Remember, it is talked  -about.' : [  The new machinery for Hill Bros', saw mill arrived last week and is: being placed in working  order. When started the mill will turn out 20,00u  feet per day.  The Mile Point, one of the oldest *oca':ions at  Ainsworth, has become the property of the British  Can-id,an Gold Fields Co. Twenty men will Le  put to woriv on the property.  Pile driving for the new wharves at New Denver an Rosebery will begin this week. At Rosebery the wharf will be 30 feet wide with a 10  foot platform, and in length about 700 feet, to allow for the railroad track and the taking on and  off the barges the cars that will be transferred  from Rosebery to Slocan City daily.  The new boat at Rosebery will receive the last  thread of corking this week and will be ready for  the painters and finishers next week. Her engines are on hand ready for placing when her  boilers arrive. The shaft for the paddle-wheel is  in position. The ways are being built and in another month will slide into the placid the handsomest of them all.  Worry Kills  And that COUGH worries,  Therefore,  Kill that cough  For a cough that tickles in your throat  and rasps the lining off the bronchial  tubes, to say nothing of keeping you  awake, nights������'.  You will get it at ���  Nelson's Drug Store  New Denver, B. Cv  NEW DENVER, B.C.  Anew line of Shoes,   and ready-  made clothing at T. HOBEN'S.     *  Don't overlook Wilson's Hotel-when  you are in Slocan City. f  saving  taps  e expect very soon to build a smolt-  er'of our own to handle the output of the Le !Ro',  and it is likelv that we will locate it at North-  port."  FOR  SALE.  One 30-Horse Power Semi-Portable  Engine and Boiler, suitable for saw  mill, Second-hand, in First Class  shape. Price, F.O.B. Rosebery or  Sandon, $1000.  Apply for full particulars to  .F. S. ANDREWS,  Slocan City. B.C.  An office of the Slocan Hospital has  been opened at Sandon under the  medical superintendence of' DR.  EMIL POHL. Subscribers on presentation of their orders or tickets at  the Sandon office'will receive medical  or surgical treatment and the necessary medicines free of charge.  All serious cases will be admitted  to the Hospital for treatment.  Miners in regular employ, subscribing through their payroll, can  secure all the privileges of the above.  For further information apply to���  J. E. Brouse, M.D.,  New Deny er, B.C.  or���   Emil Pohl, M.D., Sandon, B.C  NOTICE.  The  Dissolution of Partnership,  "VTOTICE is hereby given, tliat the partnership of  xS HuntC'.r & McKinnon, and Hunter, McKinnon  & Co,, hitherto doing business at Silverton, B. C.,  and Three Forks, B. C, have been dissolved. All  debts due these firms are. to' be paid to William.  Hunter and Co., who will also pay all the debts of  these firms.  . Hunter & McKinnon  Hunter, McKinnon & Co.  William McKinnon  ��� ������ . William Hunter  T. A. WH.S...N.  Silverton. B. C.  March 20th. 1S!>7.  Shops at   Sandon,   Nelson,   Kaslo,  Ainsworth and Quartz Creek.  The terminus of the Slocan  River Railway, the business centre for Springer  and Lemon creek mines,  which are already shipping  ore. Lots in this the most  promising and beautifully  situated town in West  Kootenay.  i  Slocan City. Rossland,  fi' Toronto.  -4% 


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