BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historical Newspapers Logo

BC Historical Newspapers

The Ledge Apr 15, 1897

Item Metadata

Download

Media
xnakledge-1.0182023.pdf
Metadata
JSON: xnakledge-1.0182023.json
JSON-LD: xnakledge-1.0182023-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): xnakledge-1.0182023-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: xnakledge-1.0182023-rdf.json
Turtle: xnakledge-1.0182023-turtle.txt
N-Triples: xnakledge-1.0182023-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: xnakledge-1.0182023-source.json
Full Text
xnakledge-1.0182023-fulltext.txt
Citation
xnakledge-1.0182023.ris

Full Text

 Vol IV. No.   29.  NEW DENVER, B. C, APRIL 15, 1897.  Price $2.00 a Year.  TUNNEL, SHAFT, DUMP  Latest Returns from the Mines and  Prospects of the Silvery Slocan.  PREPARED    FOR    MINING   MEN.  Work has been suspended in the  Ivanhoe until June.  Rich gold float has been found near  the mouth of Six Mile. ,  New strikes are roported near the  mouth of Lemon ereek.  A $2500 option on tbe Robin has  been given to F.W. Godsal.  .John Brown has bought the Inverness, a Carpenter creek property.  A good strike was made in the  Morning Star on Springer creek, last  week.  John D. Reid has withdrawn his  protest; in the matter of the Snow Bii d  claim." .'..  the water a more direct course to the  power house. The creek bed is also  being cleaned.  A. David, the tailor, this week  commenced the erection of a new  22x38 two story building on his lot  adjoining the Reco hotel. It will be  artistic in design. After its completion he will add a stock of gents'  furnishing goods to his tailoring business.'."  John 0. Wilson, of Toronto, died at  Black's hotel; in this city, last Sunday  evening about 9 o'clock. The immediate cause of his death is ascribed  to heart failure. He arrived here  last Tb.ur.sday, and had been ailing  for two or three days prior to his  death. His wife has been notified,  and his remains taken to th�� undertaking parlors until word is received  from Mrs. Wilson. He was about  forty years of age and apparently  well-to-do      -   ";   ���;���:���'������ ;���:������-  SILVERTON.    y .-".''.'  PROVINCIAL   PARLIAMENT   DOING?,  Old Four  Mile  is  coming to the  _. .,..���,_   ..   ..     ,      . I front.   Not by the efforts of the local  Geo. and H.B. Alexander have a boomster or real estate agent, but by  a $2700 option  on the Irene, adjoining the Hope.  A. J. Haywood has secured a half  interest in the Linnet and Cookoo on  Carpenter creek.  A foot of fine ore has been struck  in the upraise between 2 and 3 tunnels on the Queen Bess.  The Ferry No. 2, Wilson creek, has  been placed into the hands of the  Slocan Lake M. & D. Co.  Dr. j. E. Brouse has bought a fourth  interest in the Abbie, Ten Mile, situated near the Silver Nuggett.  The tunnel on the Bondholder is in  303 feet. If the ledge is in place  they will strike it in another 12 feet.  William Braderi institdted suit in  the Supreme Court April 1st against  the owners of the American Boy to  the title thereof.  its solid backing, the mines on Four  Mile, E;ght Mile and Six Mile, which  properties speak for .^themselves.  There can be counted over twenty  properties which have been bonded  and sold during the past winter and  this spring within a radius of eight  miles of the town all of which intend  starting operations as soon as supplies  can be got up to them.  This week a strike was. made on a  prospect on Bannock point, which;has  been worked for two ye,ar^ a^aysioh^  which run $80 to the ton. ��� {  , Now the Silvertonian can boast of  four gold properties in close proximity to town.  The Preseott mines have been  bonded by A. G. Ferguson of Vancouver. He intends starting* operations at once.  The Government Budget of   Estimates  Adopted Without Change.  After a wearisome budget debate in  the Provincial parliament the government estimates went through at a  lively rate. The second and third  reading  and   final   passage   in the  house was effected with little discussion. Semlln, leader of the opposition,  contented himself with registering a  kick against $4000 being put on the  estimates for the salary of a minister  of education and declaring that the  provision for salary and expenses ot  Vernon, agent general in the province  was a waste of money, as Vernon was  not any use, but purely an ornamental official. However, the estimates  passed unchanged. The premier explains that while* the salary for the  education minister had been on the  estimate for several years, and not  used, as there had been no minister  yet. it might be necessary, and in  case of requiring one, it was just as  well to allow the salary to remain.  Then came the third reading and  passage of a number of private bills,  including the West Kootenay Power  Company, the attempts to introduce  amendments to it failing. Other  bills passed were the Kaslo & Lardo,  the Duncan railway, Stiken & Nelson  rail way, Cariboo railway ; Victoria,  Vancouver & Eastern ; Vancouver &  Lulu Island. Other bills advanced a  stage or two, including Kellies tramway bill, which extended all over  tiie province the provisions of the  tram w^y act which has hithereto only  applied east of tlid Cascade inountainsY  Delegates of Vancouver and West-1        - <���.���  minster cities arid representatives of meser ���$*�����  LOCAL   BREVITIES.  Thos. Abriel is in the Slocan.  Wm. Glynn will look upon Seattle  next week.  Dan MeGillivray went to Vancouver on Monday.  Linton Bros.have opened a news depot in Slocan City.  A large smelter is to be built at  Five Mile Point, near Nelscn.  The lis pendens has been removed  from the townsite of Slocan City.  The Slocan Milling Company commenced a 500 ton run for the Corinth  on Monday.  C. W Callahan arrived in New  York last Sunday and will be in New  Denver in a few days.  C. E. Smitheringale returned from  the Coast last week. He is conducting a news and stationary business  in partnership with Charles Nelson.  "The baseball season was opened Sunday by New Denver twirllers and as  a result all are laid up for repairs.  They say they will be at it again  Friday afternoon, and will, in a few  weeks, be ready to challenge anything that plays ball from Jirapettis  to Podunk.  Cost of Electric Lights.  The cost of lights has been put at  the lowest possible figure, lower, in  fact than in the coast cities. The rates  are as follows:  When over 10 lamps are installed  per each 1000 watt hours 20 cents A  rental of 25 cents: per month will be  charged for meter.    Installation of  The demand for real estate is in-  ^ , _ ,      .    creasing and prices rising.   But the  Prospectors' camp fires can already ffreafc drawback to the town is the  be seen at night on the lower hills great lumber famine,  around Slocan lake;   Not much pros-      _.      _        ������, ��� ':������.-.;  pecting can be done in the Slocan un      Jim ; Bowes  has  started  making  til July. [preparations for the construction of  his new hotel which will be the larg-  Jas. A McDonald has made a deal  with Patrick Welch for his three-  fourths interest in the Spokane and  Last Chance No. 4, and purchased  the other fourth of Neil McLeon.  The drift from the first station in  the deep shaft on the Currie, cut  through four feet of ore last week.  The main lead will be tapped when  the shaft has been sunk a further  depth of 40 feet. The building is being prepared for the four drill compressor now being put in at this property. _____  SANDON.  A social dance was given at Black's  hotel Monday evening, which was  fairly well attended.  The K. and S. road has not succeeded in raising the blockade, which has  deterred them from making through  trips for the past ten days.  J. C. Squire, charged with complicity in robbing A. Jennason of  $330 last week was discharged Saturday evening���the evidence being  insufficient to convict.  The  Sandon  Electric  Water   Co.   has a force  Light  and  of men   at I  est and finest hotel in Koootenay.  The Galena Farm has struck the  ledge in the No. 2 shaft, showing a  splendid body of concentrating ore,  which confirms tie report that a concentrator will be built here in the  future.      __^____^__  A   Slocan   Smelter.  The ground in the vicinity of New  Denver and Silverton has been inspected by two representatives of an  English syndicate with a view to procuring a smelter site for Slocan ores.  A favorable report has been sent in  to the company and they may commence Operations in a month or two.  It is also their intention to erect a  smelter in the BoundrV country.  Turner���Clark.���At Davaar, Kirn  on the 18th ult., by the Rev. John  Cameron, D. D., Dunoon, assisted by  the Rev. George Alpine, B. D., Dumbarton, and the Rev. David Frew, B.  D., Urr. George Dallas Baird Turner,  M. E.,- New Denver, British Columbia,  to Catherine, eldest daughter of the  late Archibald Clark, J. P. of Gar-  rachra, Argyllshire.  Twenty inches of solid ore has just  work cribbing Sandon ereek near J. I been disclosed in doing assessment  J. Sparrows livery barn, soastogive  work on the Iron Hill.  the Victoria, Vancouver & Eastern  railway met the government and  asked to have the bonds increased to  $4000 a mile for 240 miles- or $920,-  000 in al 1, saying Victoria wouId be  made a terminus by a! ferry and the  Dominion government would, in the  event of the province aisisting, give  a good bonus also.  ALL   OVER   B..C.  '���' Rossland held her first municipal election last week, Col. Scott being the successful aspirant for mayor.  The total foreign shipments of coal  ���from British Columbia mines during  March totalled 20,355 tons.  Thomas E. Kitchen, member of the  provincial legislature for Chilliwack  district, and also reeve for Chilliwack  is dead.  On Thursday morning, while M.  Tebo wa% standing on the sidewalk  in front of the Madden House, he was  accosted by John Houston, canditate  for mayor of Nelson, and after a short  conversation Houston deliberately  struck Tebo in the face.  The sales of East Kootenay mining  claims now amount to some $6o0,000  as far as it is now known, though a  number ot claims have been sold at  unknown figures, so it is hard to estimate the true value of the sales ; probably the actual cash value is considerable higher than stated above.  E. H. Hutchison of Spokane, J. M.  Harris of Sandon, and Walter McCal-  lum of Rossland, managers of the  leading base ball clubs of their^ respective towns and a number of interested Kaslo gentlemen, met in  Kaslo Tuesday to complete the organisation of and adoot a schedule for  the Northwestern International Base  Ball League,  Private house lighting.���For 1st 16  C.P. lamp, $1.C0 every month. For  2nd 16 C.P. lamp, $1.40 every month.  All house lamps over 6 at 50 cents  each every month.  Store lighting.���16 C.P. lamps or  under, $1 each every month.  Hotel lighting.���16 C.P. lights Except bedroom and dining room lamps)  $1.50 each every month for all night.  $1 up to. 12 o'clock. Hotel bedrooms  and dining looms, 16 C. P. lamps, 50  cents per lamp per month.  Victoria People are Hostile.  )  A monster public meeting was held  there on Thursday evening last, and  the government was severely censured by the various speakers for the  ridiculous railway policy that has  been placed before the legislature  Resolutions were passed amid great-  excitement, calling upon the govern  ment to aid the Vancouver, Victoria  and Eastern railway.  From an authentic source it is  learned that the difficulties over the  ownarship ot the Slocan Citv townsite  will shortly be satisfactorily settled  out of court. As the case stands, Hoffman and Delaney who own a three-  sixteenths of the property in question  have obtained a temporary injunction  from County Court Judge Forin. restraining F. F. Fletcher, w'io is trustee for all interested parties, from  selling any lots until the matter is  settled by the superior courts.  Some remarkably fine ore has been  brought in from the Portland and  Bluebell on Sophie mountain, on  which assessment work has just been  done.  The War Eagle is forging ahead as  I a shipper. THE   LEDGE/  Fourth Year.  MILLIONS  OF        CAPITALISATION.1  But Only  a  Few Dollars for  Development���The Rest Needed for Advertising and the Benefit of the  Promoters.  "I confess," said a mining man to a Telegram  reporter this morning, " a prejudice against British Columbia mining schemes as a rule, and it is  , largely due to first impressions, or rather to the  methods adopted by Spokane and other brokers in  placing stock. During the last week in July, 1896  a large quantity of Rossland stock came on this  market with a rush. Capitalisations ran into the  millions, one company actually having an authorised capital of three and a half millions of hard  cold dollars; another two millions, with a fifth  reserved for the treasury, Shares sold at 10 cents  on the dollar. This .meant that the extremely  modest owners considered $250,000 a fair price for  a 'prospect,' and that'll the public would contri*  bute $50,000 of this sum they would be given one  fifth of the profits should any gold be obtained.  Now, ��50.000 was altogether inadequate for working capital when charges of mining tiansportaion  and smelting ran up to $16 per ton. to say nothing  of the probability of having to spend more than  sj-SOjOOb Defore pay ore was reached. But, even  granting the sufficiency of the capital provided  after the deduction lof advertising and brokers'  commissions, the propositions were still grossly  unfainand one-sided, if:not actually conceived in  fraud. The promoters of such a concern did not  understand legitimate mining, or if they did.were  simply ttying to defraud innocent investors un  der cover of the prevailing excitement. In probably no case had the owners expended.more than a  few hundred dollars' in staking out a claim,  scratching the surface of some rusty 'iron cap,-  and incorporating a company under the laws of  the State of Washington; I venture the assertion  that the heaviest items of outlay on the whole lis;  would be travelling expenses and hotel bills, or  procuring the handsomely engraved certificates  of stock. And I am further decidedly of the opin-.  ion that these gentlemen would from stock sales  vote themselves the return of their whole outlay,  so that without the risk of a single dollar they had  control of the property and the lion's share of the  profits if there ever were any.  " Is it any wonder that a good many of these  'wild cats'" have shut down after running for six  months and a lucky sale of the mine is the only  hope the shareholders have of being recouped for  their money.    It would be a miracle if enterprise  of this kind could succeed.   There should be some  protection for buyers of shares who know nothing  about mining and little about business methods,  and it seems to me the Government should prohibit the sales of stock except by companies duly  licensed to sell.   Some disinterested and competent man should pass upon the standing and prospects of a company before the offering of stock,  and his function,should be to, point out elements  leading to failure as well as those conducive to  success.    Of course the evil is righting itself, but  at what may be a serious loss to many persons of  limited means.   A  really  good thing  will sell  readily just now, but a proposition without merit  has little chance.   This merely means that people  now understand the game much bet er than they  did at the beginning of the boom.    But the g-rc ed  of promoters lias seriously hurt the industry ol  gold mining in British Columbia.   It is satisfactory to note however, that large capital is coming  into Ontario, where methods have  not been  so  reckless add unbusinesslike, and it looks as if the  big capitalists would, as is usually the case, get  the greater part of the profits.   The small  investor soon tires out.   Besides it takes a large num  ber of small sums to efficiently work a mine anu  put it on a paying basis.   At  all  events,  paper  mining is. about played out.   A g >od company  need not spend a fortune in advertising, and no  matter how'much printers'  may  be employed  there will not be much demand for stock  where  there is no merit.   I know of one concern hailing  from the United States that since the boom began  has spent over 515,000 in advertising, more than  some successful Ontario companies have devoted  to development work.   This foreign corporation  has raised 90 tons ol ore, paid a number of dividends, bought a property, and is now endeavoring,  to secure additional funds for development.  Mining is a risky business when carried out recklessly and Avithout ordinary care, economy or.skill.".  Trout Lake Mines.  crosscut which hit the lead at 30 feet and disclosed a four-foot vein. Tunnels and drifts have been  driven and run for about 600 feet on the lead,  which is about 40 feet wide. About 400 tons of  ore are on the dump and some is now being forwarded to the smelter. The ore of this claim  carries a great per centage of <?ray copper, in  cases about 20 per cent. The average assay, however, is 150 ounces silver, 10 per cent, copper and  from ��2 to $15 gold. This is a wonderful property  and if a railway were in, would be a large producer.  The Broadvie, under bond to the Horne-Payne  company, is another developed property on the  Great Northern ledge. A camp has been erected,  a shaft sunk about 120 feet on the ore and a tunnel  driven for depth ab tut 120 feet. The nre is  splendid quality and very similar to that of the  Great Northern. Considerable ore is already on  the dump, which will average over or about %=100  per ton. The oVe body is of great width and it is a  very valuable property.  On the PhillipsDurg, Old Sonoma, and True  Fissure,operated by the same company, a fan-  amount of work has been done and is to be continued this year. The Old Sonoma has a crosscut  in six feet, tapping the ledge, and the average of  the ore is 145 ounces silver, 6 per cent, copper and  $5 in geld per ton. The True Fissure has had  across. This hasbeen stripped and about 500 tons  put on the dump. Other claims on this lead are  a considerable amount of surface work done, the  ore outcropping on the surface 50 to 60 feet  the Silver Queen and Banff,upon which ordinary  opening work has been done, everything going to  prove the wealth of the lead.  The Silver Cup has the distinction of being the  first shipper of the eamp. It is situated on the  south fork of the Lardeau, ;upon a strong lead  about 30 feet wide with a vein of clean ore about  two feet thick. The pre is very rich, the average  assav from its last shipment last winter being 400  ouncesof silver, 10per cent, copper and ^20 in  gold per ton. The concentrates will go six to  one. The average value of the shipments is about  ��259 per ton. A shaft has been extended to 90 feet  this year, and a 400-foot tunnel, to tap the ore  body at a depth below the shaft bottom of 100 feet  is now being run. It is now almost in ledge matter and may hit the ore body any day. This property is certainly one of the first rank, and is  operated by Dunn & Farrell, of .Vancouver. It is  Crown granted. ��� The Free Coinage, owned by  the same people, adjoining the Cup, is opened  somewhat and gives indications of being a good  property, ' ;  The Sunshine and Towser are first and second,  extensions of the Silver Cup and have great surface showings. They were bonded last Septenu  ber by the Horne-Payne company for '$35,00;) and  have been opened up to a limited extent. On the  Sunshine a two foot vein of rich silver-lead ore  ; has been struck that goes about $157 to the ton  With some gold and copper. These properties  with some more work wiD likely be shippers this  year.  Other promising properties upon this group aud  upon which development has been done are the  Morning Star and Brewster & MeAuley's which;  very high iii gold. A tra 1 was last fall cut to this  group irom the valley of the south fork. About  ten claims are located on this eid - and sevrtl  others, about five, are located bacK of it.���-Revelstoke Mail. ..'���'������ "    ���.   ������  A   GROWING   COUNTRY.  9  ���  Summary statement of the imports and exports  and revenue collec.'-ed at the port of Nelson during  the month of March, 1897:  Value of Duty  tort of nelson. Imports.      Collected.  Dutiable goods ��143 026       t-,32,3SG.62  Freegoods..    25,830 60.90  Total -5168,886    ;   $ 12,447.52;  Value of Exports.  The mines. (5084 tons of ore) :.$322.092.00;  Copper matte (738 tons).,.........'....,,. 354,599,00:  Animals and their produce.        230.00  Manufactures      1,904.00  Total....... ������.-...,'  6.8 8J5.00  The-value of dutiable goods imported during the  past month was .-;118,026 as compared with the:  ��43,44S'for the c orres-jouding month of 1896. The  duty collected was .t'25,860. as compared with i?l3,-  256.10 for March, 1896. These figures give a faint  idea of the growth of the trade of Kootenay during the past year. Although the tendency has  been to develop better trade relations: with eastern Canada the trade with the United Status has  more than doubled.   ,  Plowing  up  Mines..  Like many other mining camps now known,  chiefly for their quartz leads, Trout Lake mining-  division was first brought into notice through its  placergold. On the main river of the camp, the  Lardeau, signs still exist which show that it was  worked many years ago, but it was totally abandoned till the period of general activity brought  a bout by the construction of the C. P. R, in 1885-  86. Then the attention of a few lucky prospectors  was turned to it and from that till last year has  l��.-en worked intermittently with, en the whole,  average results.  The country generally is overlain with great  bands of stratified rocks singularly regular in dip  and strike. These rocks are .principally chloritic  schists and massive limestone. The strike is  northwesterly and the principal veins conform  with the banding of the rock so strongly that  groups of a score of claims in a line are located.  This is particularly true of the limestone and  schist contact on the divide between the Lardeau  and Duncan rivers. On the west shore of the lake  and at its foot the formation is granite and slate.  The gold found in the Lardeau river is slight! v  "rusty," not sufficient however to interfere with  amalgamation. The whole bed of the river and  its benches contain coarse and tine gold, and alluvial deposits occur ail-along the main river and  its branches, offering in some places opportunity  of hydraulicing.  The Great Northern, one of the earliest locations, is now one of the leading mines. It is situated, whh eight others,' on ��� the Great Northern  lead, on Bald mountain. It was bonded with the  Hillside to the present owners in 1895, and work  has been steadily pursued to the present time,  when, it is reported, it has been sold at a big figure  to an Ensrlish   syndicate.    It   was   opened   by  a  Prospecting with plows is the latest inovation  in mining, and was introduced a few days ago in  what is known as the "Stringer" district, near  Randsburg, Cal. They use a large^plow with  eight horses, and plow furrows across the claim.  The soil is a decomposed granite, and by crossing  two throe times in each place several stringers are  uncowivd,  Mining- by Queeneberry Rules.  Lord Sholto Douglas, Lady Ross and the Mar-  choness of Stafford have purchased free miner's  licenses at New Westminster.   The first named  eccentric, like his famous father, the Marquis of  Queenslterry, hasbeen flitting from camp to camp  with a dingy blanket and a kit on his aristocratic  shoulders.  After a very " wet" stag dinner party at a  frontier post some years a go,the subject that came  up for discussion, was the Mohammedan belief in  fate. To the"Musselmans, a man's fate is written  above, and the time of his death is set and nothing  can advance it. This belief had been discussed  long and earnestly. One officer finally arose and  said there was no use of discussing it any further; the only way was to make a practical test  of the question, and that lie would give himself as  a subject. He drew his pistol and showed that it  was loaded. He placed Ihe pistol-against.hi?  temple and pulled the trigger. The pistol missed  fire. "A trick," yeiied the crowd. The fatalist  smiled, re cocked the pistol, and. aiming it with a  steady hand fired, and the bullet crashed through  the centre of the dial. ''Apologize to me now,"he  said.   "I havo alwavs believed in fate.*'  C.S. RASHDALL,  ���Notary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL &FAU  MINES & RE AL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT, ..SOLD   AND BONDED.      CORRESPONDENCE  ������-���INVITED���' ' ;'  Complete lists of claims for sale.    Abstracts of claims, conveyancing.  ^ssmm^iwmm^rmss&  ��^'&4!&<&*&^/^'f&^^  Is one of the Btst and Aged Cafes  in the  Windsor  Restaurant  Silvery Slocan.  &  ft/^W&%/%r&  IN NEW DENVER,  It was in operation when  Was turned against the country, and, now that the  gloom of the Argonaut days has disappeared, it looms  up brighter than ever as  . . ..A place  . , . . appetite can foe  COME EARLY" AND AVOID THE RUSH.  We are " still on the old stand " selling  Prospectors' & Miners' Supplies,  Groceries, Hardware, Clothing:,  Boots & Shoes.        DflllDMp  New Denver, B C  Gameron  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Furnish Clothing  ���: in the:���  ��� '   ���-  Latest Style  ���: of the :���  I  !i  Tailors Rvt.  Shops at Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  o  O  in Typewriters is the  Bough on Development Companies.  It sets a Known  and tested  of excellence  Everyone  knows what it  represents���the  Best Work with  Least Labor,  Enduring  Service, Unequal-  I led  .Economy.  -. *-Jta n d  Convem-  ;S5|e ience.  The....  fj* No.����J>  ���&??'        X^> Model  bears the stamp of  Unqualified Public Approval  Many notable improvements in the  1897   MODEL.  Catalogue free on Application.  ue.  1 GRAHAM k C],  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.  BOOKS,    PAPER,  OFFICE   SUPPLIES  and \�� ALL PAPERS.  SPOKANE, WASH.  Brandon, B. C,  Assay Price List:  Gold, Silver, or Lead, each  $1.50  Gold, Silver and Lead, combined......... 3 CO  Gold and Silver....... ..:...... 2 OO  Silver and Lead.. ���;...  2 00  Copper (by Electrolysis)  2 00  Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead  4 00  Gold and Copper  . .    2 00  Silver and Copper    2 50  Gold, Silver and Copper   3 50  Platinum. -,.'..... ��� 5 00  Mercury.........../....... .......... 2 00  Iron or Manganese  ...2 00  Lime, Magnesium, Barium, Silica, Sulphur, each.......  ... 2 00  Bismuth, Tin, Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony,  Zinc, and Arsenic, each.  4 00  Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash,  and percentage of Coke, if Coking  Coal).............;.............. .. 4 0  Terms: '.Cash With Sample.  June 20th, 1895.  FRANK DICK,  Assayer and Analyst  Without the "flats" the '���sharps" can't live, and  it is about time the former tumbled to the position  and kept what spare cash they have in their own  pockets instead of filling those of a gang of irresponsible speculators. It is about time that a lot  of the men whose names are advertised as directors of these concerns were called down. Some of  these men have accepted from five thousand to  twenty thousand shares of stock in exchange for  the use of their names, and in some cases have  stralght way passed the biggest portion of it over  to a friendly broker and raked in whatever money  it would realize. There are men around this town  very little above the status of a tramp who are  hawking shares around and disposing of them for  anything they can gather in .It is only a few d. y i  ago that one citizen who had his pockets filled  with a stock that is freely advertised at 10 cents a  share traded off one hundred dollars' worth of it  for a 10 cent cigar. In a word, this city is loaded  down with a lot of wild cat mining schemes that  will rob the investor of every dollar they'��� put into  them, enriching only the gang of sharpers who  are manipulating the game.  Two weeks ago an organization meeting was  held in connection with one concern in this city,  and when the promoters got together they commenced to divide up shares amongst themselves.  One man was voted 10,000 shares for the use of his  name, another had 8,000 chalked down to him,  and so on down to the most insignificant fellow,  connected with the concern. After this introductory overture by the mutual admiration society,  the chief manipulator of the party commenced to  apportion out the offices and name the salaries attached to each. The preaident was to receive  $1500 a year and the directors fio a fee for each  board meeting. The extravagant basis, however,  oh;which the whole deal was being played, scared  the one man of the party, who, by his position in  the city, had most to lose by being mixed up in a  fake concern, and he, after ascertaining that the  whole stock in trade up to date was '���wind,'' that  abigadverti*- n * bi.l was even then due, and that  all these big fees and fat salaries had to. be- taken  out of the future receipts as the money of the  dupes came to hand, wisely concluded to< quit,  and did so there and then".  Such is a fair sample of the doings of these so-  called gold mining companies Many of them  own not a footof soil, yet under the high sounding.title of "exploration companies" throw out  glittering baits to rake in the money; the biggest  proportion of which never gets beyond the Tor  onto office in which it is collected.  The general public need expect no protection  from the daily press of this city. Some of those  who control Toronto newspapers are mixed up in  more than one mining scheme, and, some of them  to our nersonal knowledge have had big batches  of gold mining stock given them for puffs in their  columns.���"; Whether the journalists held on to  their shares or melted them for whatever thev  they could-realize, is a question we won't waste  time enquiring into. If it was only the wealthy  people of- the ��� ��� commun ity who were buying  shares it would not matter how much they suffered' by their credu ��� ity; but,u n fortunately, there  are thousands of working men and women in  Toronto alone who have been seized with the  craze, and the savings of many a , hard year's  work have been withdrawn from the bank to rinvest in these wild cat concerns. There is risk  enough attached to an investment in the stock of  ar reputable company who has a promising mine  and ample capital to develop it, but these so-called  "exploration and development companies'," with  nothing but rainbow-tinted, gilt bedizened script  to offer in return for the money of investors,ought  to be suppressed by law. It is the lust for speedy  riches that tempted two-thirds of the men whose  names are advertised as baits to catch the crowd.  The majority of them know nothing about the  merits of the concern their names are used to  bolster up, but it doesn't demand much wisdom to  prophesy tliat there will come a very unpleasant  day of reckoning for many of those who have  thus sbld'ttuir names and whatever influence they  carry to tempt people into reckless investments.  Eyay man engaged in legitimate business in this  city; is interested in driving these sharks out of  business. Toronto has suffered heavily as the result of previous exploded booms, and this ore is  likely to prove even more serious than those that  accurred before.���Canadian Sportsman.  The Excise Duty o* Whisky,  wm  New Denver, B.C.  A  Is sitiu Lad on the banks of the beautiful Slocan Lake, and guests can sit upon  the balcony and gaze upon the grandest scenery in America withdut extra charge  The fire escape system is excellent. The rooms are airy and decorated with the  latest results of the wall paper art. The exterior of the hotel is pawited iu 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, Pros-icctors, Miners,  Tenderfeet, Ten Mile Millionaires and Pilgrims of every shade in polities, religion or wealth are welcome at this house.  Stranger,  make for the Newmarket when you reach the Slocan metropolis and do not for  get the Landlord's name;  it is  Henry Stege,  THIS T0WNSITE, is situated a mile  and a half from the well-known GALENA FARM  MINES, and having an unchallenged monopoly  of the trade of '  FOUR MILE AND EIGHT MILE GREEKS  is now on the Market.  For lots "apply to"  NEW DENVEft, B. C.  ��intra  Mew  Denver  HAS THE  Having placed some new machinery  in our Mill, we are prepared to fur.  nish all kinds of rough and dressed  Lumber  and Shingles  at Beduced Prices  PRICE  LIST:  Rough Lumber, narrow, $10 oO  "       . " .      wide:                    $11 00 to 12 ..  Joist and Scantling sized up to  18 feet long, 11 ..  8 'to 24' 12 ..  24 'to 30 ' 13 ..  Flooring, T & G, 6 " 20 ..  "              ���'     4 " 22  V jc int Ceiling, * 22..  " Rustic, 19 ..  Shiplap, 14 ..  Surfaced Dressec1, 13 ..  A liberal .'discount,on large orders for Cash,  PETER GENELLE & Co  An effort is being made to get the Government  to increase the excise duty on whisky from $1.70  to Jj?2 per proof gallon as<-a step towards the restric  tion of the sale and eof sumption of liquor.      A  present the customs duty is $2.25, so that the dis  tillers would appear to be protected to the extent  of 55 cents per gallon. But this is not strictly true  Some years ago in spite of the unanimous protest  of the distillers, instead of,as commonly supposed,  at their instance, the Government establish the  ageing law. whereby whiskey has to be stored  two years after manufacture before being sold.  The consumer may have been benefited by getting a riper and purer whiskey, but the law has  obliged the distillers to increase the amount of capital in the business and reduce the rate of profit.  Capital has had to be increased because of the  carrying of a two years' supply in storage warehouses which themselves cost" a lot of money.  Formerly when whiskey could be sold hot from  the distillery a distiller was able to turn over his  stock three times a year, whereas under the ageing law he can turn it over once every three  years, and has to suffer a considerable loss from  evaporation and shrinkage besides; whilst the  cost of his plant, storage, handlingjnsurance.etc,  has been correspondingly augmented.  The amount of protection is therefore not so  great as it looks, particularly in view of the high  cost of corn and fuel in Canada as com oared with  the American price. The United States excise  duty is $1.10 per wine gallen, American proof  standard, or equal to $1.50 Canadian per imperial  gallon of our Sykes standard, while the customs  duty is $2.45. Hence the American distiller with  his cheap corn and coal has a protection of 95  cents a gallon, and, what is more, is not bothered  with an ageing law  The general belief among those temperance men  who understand the question is that it would be a  mistake to increase the excise duty to .*2 per gallon. It would result beyond doubt in a large increase in the smuggling traffic, which is already :  of such immense proportions that extra cruisers  are being put on the Gulf with the view of checking it to some extent; and an increase of smuggling would mean  not an addition to but an actual  Best Furnished Rooms|^ In the Biningv  '; intheSlocan^C^ C^Roomeyery  ^^te^^. attention is paid to guests,       ii-^^.  and on the tables are placed the best viands obtainable.  MANAGER  JAS. DELANEY,  cMILLAN &  rocers  Agents for B.C. Sugar Refinery and  Roval Oitv Planing Mills.  Lt>  NAKUSP, B. C.  Turner, Beeton & Co.  Wholesale Merchants, Shippers and Importers.  VICTORIA,   B. C.  LONDON,   ENG.  Kootenay Branch���NELSON, B. G.  A large stock of all sized bags always on hand in Nelson  diminution of the revenue.and would tend to bring  odium on the prohibition causa on the eve of taking a prohibition plebiscite. With a duty of $2  per proof gallon the corn distillers of Illinois and  Minnesota" would be sure to do a roaring trade  through smugglers In shipping spirits to Canada  along the vast stretch of land frontier. A 40 gallon barrel 50 over proof would represent a profit to  the smuggler in exoise duty alone of $120. The  business of smuggling wou'd.be more profitable  than gold minin.ir.  JIANT flUSIC CO..  Pianos, Organs, Sheet Music,  Musical Supplies, Sewing Machines  and Supplies  ��5TMail orders receive prompt attention.  SroKAXK, Wash THE   LEDGE,  Fourth  Year.  ��tte   %zif$��y  Published every Thursday.  R.     T.    LOWERT,    EDITOR    AND  ���' FINANCIER.',  ~7~~ SUBSCRIPTION RATES:      ,  Three months . ....... ............. ... .* .75  Six "    a ........  1.25  Twelve  "        .......................... .. 2.00  'J'HIIEK YEAR   ......... y. ..................... 5.00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent  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 1 lot, and we Mill do the rest  T EIURSDAY, APRIL 15,   1897.  SLOGAN   TOWNS.  Five 37ears ago  when   the Slocan  was young a  groat   many had the  idea that New Denver would be a  centre for; the entire -district.    When  the Government went into the auction  business people with the above idea  backed it up by buying;real estate at  the highest figure ever heard of for  lots in a frontier camp with scarcely  a good trail attached.     How  these  enthusiasts have been   disappointed  up to date is paten t, to all. v Since that  t im e ot h er to wns pushed by rustl ers  and assisted by the Government have  ;  appeared on the map in West Kootenay, but the day for New Denver has  come at last and those who have retained their faith will be rewarded  this- year.   It promises from  all the  < signs in sight to/be one of the most  substantial towns in the country, and  though the honors commercially may  be divided with Sandon, Silverton and  other towns at the   foot  of the lake  none of them can surpass it in situation .   Its beauty of, location  makes  it the Lucerne of America, and the  wealth of its citizens entitles it right  now to be called the Helena of Canada, v.  We do not write this with the idea  of booming New Denver. That is not  our business. We leave that to the  fakirs and newspaper pirates wfiose  regard for the truth is about as great  asthe public appreciation of their rags.  While we are at it we might say  that our close neighbor Silverton has  a very bright future as a town with  a pay-roll back of it. Slocan City  and Brandon at the foot of the lake  are building up very fast and if good  mines develop in the vicinity they  will become solid towns. At present  the marks of the real estate boomer  are plainly seen and we trust he will  not work his graft too hard. Those  towns want a pay-roll and not fancy  priced real estate.  reach" Nelson from New Denver in  four hours, and Rossland in seven.  Kaslo will be left in the cold as far  as transient trade into the Slocan is  concerned, but as the capital of the  - Ainsworth district it will always  enjoy a fair trade with the mines  directl y tributary to th a t pluck y but  rather windy city.  London has not had the best of  luck in South African mining speculations, but it is to be, hoped, that  may not dampen the ardor of any  English capitalists who may be  tempted to take a hand in Canadian  raining ventures. For the first nine  months of last year there was a  shrinkage of 43 per cent, in the aggregate   market   value   of leading  South African properties, and now  a further contraction in the value of  of these properties is reported,  amounting to 27 per cent., aggregating over $25,000,000. This certainly is very discouraging, but it  does "not seem to have detracted from  the interest taken in Canadian mining enterprises. The gv<me goes  merrily on, aud owners of claims in  the west believe that there will be a  continual development of mineral  wealth from the bowels of the bountiful mother earth for a number of  years, that will prove a great attraction,to English capital-  ��� ������i   ���       " ��������������� ��������� mi. ������������       i ���������   i ��� i m       i u i  ^  n  NO. 408.  CERTIFICATE   OF REGISTRATION OF A  FOREIGN  COMPANY,     v  Companies Act," Part IV  " L I-I Mining Company  and amending Acts.  (Foreign).   ��� ���  Advertising sheets calling themselves mining journals are springing  into life in various cities, much the  same way as summer flies heave in  sight when a bowel of sugar is uncovered. The majority of these  papers  are worthless and  will fade  Registered the 10th day of March, 1897.  T HEREBY CERTIFY . that I have this day  _L registered the " L. H. Mining Comnany"(Foreign), under the "Companies' Act,'.' Part IV.,  "Registration of Foreign Companies," and  amending Acts.  The head office of the said C .nnpany is situated  at the City of Tacoma, State of Washington,  U.S.A.  '���' The objects for which the Company is established are :���  To work, bond, buy, sell, lease, locate, and deal  in mines, metals, and mineral property of everv  kind and description within the United"States and  the Province of British Columbia, Canada; to  own, buy, sell, hypothecate and deal in mining  stock; to bond, buy, lease, locate, and hold  ditches, and flume-**, and water rights; to construct, lease, buy se'l, and operate mills, concentrators, smelters, reduction works, and mining  machinery of every description ; to buy, bond,  lease,'sell, build and operate railroads, ferries,  tramways and other means of transportation, for  transporting ores and mining material; noAvn,  bond, buy, sell, lease, and locate timber claims ;'  and finally, to do everything consistent,, proper  and requisite for the carrying out of the' object  and purposes aforesaid, in their fullest and broadest extent..  The capital stock of the said C mpxny is one  million 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 Columbia, this loth day  of March, 1S97. ���'  [L.S.J S. Y. WOOTTON,  Registrar of Joint Stock C 3moanies.  a pin  CERTIFICATE   OF  REGISTRATION OF A  FOREIGN COMPANY. .  "Companies Act, Part IV., and amending. Acts  "Los Vegas Mining Company," (Foreign.)  Registered the 10th day of March, 1S97.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,030.00  Reserved fund   ::     6,000,000.00  Undivided profits : ;-i:::;^i$&W--VriV>--;:   - y        ���.  Sir Donald A. Smith, G.C. M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S. Cloustqn, Genera 1 Manager,  v A. Macnider, Chief Inspector & Supt. of Branches.  7' 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.  " WM. BENNISON, JNO. COVER- H. E. COVER.  Branches���  Everett, Wash.  30 Upper Brook S*-., London,  Members of the Rossland Stock Exchange  and Board of Trade.   "~  -*���ernygp"  C.;blc Address��� "Bbnnison."  Moreingaud Neal,  Clough's (new and old),  Bedford McNeill,  and A B C Codes  j ROSSLAND, B.C.  DEALERS IN  AND  NING SECURITIES #  E solicit correspondence with parties having  meritorious mining properties for sale, and  beg to say that we have connections in the  principal cities of Canada, England and the United  States, and are in daily receipt of inquiries tor  developed mines, and promising prospects.  f?  &'  In active mining operations and reduction of ores,  and'a knowledge of the different mining districts of  B.C. enables us to furnish reliable and competent  information pertaining to mines and mining matters.  References given.  away when the  in   Canada  things   that  mining stock  is   numbered   with  are dead, but  not  fever  the  for  gotten .  ���T:  'he completion of the railroad from  Slocan Crossing to Slocan lake will  make considerable difference to  travellers.    It wil-l'enable  people  to  ing Acts.  The head office, of the said C unanv is situated  at the City of Tacoma State of AVashiiiirton.U.  S. A. ' -  ���   '  The objects for which the Compan v i.s established are:���To work, bond, bnv, sell," lease, locate  and deal in mines, metals and mineral properties  of every kind and description within the United  States and the Province of British Columbia,  Canada: to own, buv, sell, hypothecate and deal  in mining stocks; to bond, biiv, sell, lease. locate,  and hold ditches and flumes and water-rights ; to  construct, lease, buy, sell and operate mills, concentrators, smelters, reduction works, mining  machinery, of every description; to buy, bond,  lease, sell, build and operate railroads, ferries'  tramways, and other means of transportation for  trai^pcei-iing ore and mining material: to own,  bond, buy, s'.:ll. lease, and locate timber and timber claims; and finally to do everything consistent, proper, and requisite for the carrying out of  the objects and perpos;'S aforesaid in their fullest  and broadest sense.  The capital stock of the said Company is one  million dollars, divided into one million snares of  the par value of one dollar each.  Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria. Province of British Columbia, this 10th dav  oi .March. i.**!)7. '   *  S. Y. WOOTTON,  A;>r. i, R ^��ri.=trar of Joint Sto:-k Coinpanio?  NEW DENVER, 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 tree of charge.  All serious cases will be admitted  to the Hospital for treatment.  Miners in regular employ, subscribing through their pay roll, can  secure all the privileges of the above.  For further information apply to���  J. E. Brouse, M.D.,  NeAv Deny er, B.C.  or���   Emil Pohl, M.D., Sandon. B.C  ~RS. W. W. MERKLEY.  Has always on hand a large stock o  Dry and Fancy Goods,  Millinery and  Gents' Furnishing?.  The terminus of the Slocan  River Railway, the business centre for Springer  and Lemon creek mines,  w hich a re al read y sh ippi n g  ore. Lots in this the most  promising and beautifully  situated town in West  Kootenay.  G ,'  .Slocan City, Rossland,  ���  ��� Toronto.  New Denver.  ^T*  NEWSDEALER,  and STATIONER,  Imported and Domestic Cigars, To-  baccoes, Fruits and Confectionerv. Fourth Vear.  THE   LEDGE.  i)  The  ��     OB    O  This property is'sibilated on  Two Friends:  ountain  Between the "Lilly B" and  "Two Friends" and is under  Active  It,consists of a small compact  ledge carrying Dry Ore, the  Paystreak' of which varies  from four to eighteen inches.  It is Avhat is known as a  "grassroots" property, as it  outcrops at the foot of the hill  and can be traced about one  thousand feet Avith the trend  of the hill, until it gives a  vertical depth of six hundred  feet'from its lowest outcrop'.  This is proven by numerous open cuts and a tunnel  thirty feet in length run in  on ledge. Out of this tunnel  AA*as taken  ��  @  A sampi e sack, taken and  sorted the same as ore sorters  sample for smelter shipmeii ts  Averaged; ":  and  Property open to inspection';  ��� any time,    . y'>''.������.������  It is almost a certainty that  when it is properly- opened  up  it   will pay  reasonable    .  dividends.  ���WCtpHLCll of the  company is ^200,000  civided into 400,000 shares  of the par value of 50 cents;  each, 100,000 shares of which  are for development. vv  Title clear; Bill of Saie  direct from owner to Company.  With its low capitalization  and the reasonable certainty  of its becoming a profitable  property it should be a good  investment.  Treasury shares are now  forsaieat 15c per share  . and your money goes for development of the property  only:  The Repna Mining Co.  o Slocan, Ltd Liability.  Suckling Bros., Sloca n City,  Rashdall & Fauquier, New Denver  Aa'ents.  MINING   TERMS.  Adit���Horizontal passage from daylight1-into a  mine along the vein, but" not across the country  rock to the vein.  Apex���The edge of a vein closest to the serfaee,  Bed���A seam of mineral among stratified rock.  Blast (also a shot)���Explosion of dynamite or  otlier powders in a hole drilled in to rock.  Blind drift���A horizontal passage having but one  opening.  Blossom Rock���Rock taken from a vein but still  in tiie mine.  Blow-out���Decomposed   mineral  exposure  of a  .-   vein.'.'  Breast���Facex>f Gallery or heading.  Cage���An elevator on which miners ascend -or-'  descend in a mine.  Cap���The rock covering a body or vein of ore.  Cartridge���Round roll of paper ..filled-' with explosives.,  . V "V. ';'���;'  Chute (shute)���An incline, timbered or planked  tunnel through which ore fails by gravity to  dump or vehicle.  Contact vein���A vein lying between two stratas  of. dissimilar formatioii.  Country Rock���The rock of thd country through  which the vein runs.  Cross Course���An intersecting vein.  Cross Cut���Horizontal passage cut across the  country rock to a vein.  Cross Heading���A drift connecting gangways  for. ventilation.  Day Shift���Miners who work in day time. (Large  "mines commonly employ three" si lifts or  .sets  of  men, each working ��hours on and sixteen  off.)  Dead Quartz���Quart^carrying no mineral.  Deposit -Irregular bodies of ore���not veins.  Dip���Angle from the horizon, measured by the  " steepest line in the plane of a strata of rock.  Drift���Any underground horizontal passage.  Driv.ng���Excavating drift?, adits or levels���differs from sinking, which applies only to a  shaft.  Dumps���Pile of ore, generally low grade, taken  frjm a mine. " ���  Dyke���A fi.-sure filled with igneous matter.  Exploitation���The working of a mine, or investigations made for that purpose.  Face���That part of the  rock on which work is  ��� being done.  Fault���The abru|,t dislocation of a vein���may be-  up or down or sidewise.  Fissure Vein���Any mineralised crevice in the  rock of great depth.  Float���Broken' or transported portions of boulders  of rocktor quartz carrying or indicating niin-  . oral.  Floor���The strata underlying a mineral belt.  Foot Wall���Face of the rock below a vein. ���  Hanging AVall���The wall of rock above the vein  Heading���Section of a tunnel cut ahead of the  main tunnel.    '  Level���Horizontal passage in a vein���mine, numbered for the service.   A drift.  Live Quartz���Quartz carrying mineral.  Location���A mining claim.  , Mill Run���A test of value of a quantity of ore���an  , assay on a large scale.  Ore���Mineral of any kind of sufficient value and  quantity to be profitably mined.       ���  OreShoot���A large and very rich mass of mineral  in a vein. '-.; '.'���..".'  Outcroppings��� When a vein shows through the  surface.   Crops out.  Output���Pi o luct of the mine,  Pay Streak���Thin layer of a vein which carries  'the pay ore.  Pinch���Narrowing of a vein���hence pinched out  '���-,:. .means vein has narrowed till the walls meet  '.:'���. and no.ore is found..  Pitch���See Dip. ���  Placer���An accumulation of mineral in the bed of  a stream, or where a stream o;' body of. water,|  or coitViucd rains have washed s..il down.  Pocket���A rich and large body of,ore in a vein.  Prospect Hole���Hole dug to ascertain - if there be  any Ore beneath the surface.  Prospecting���Looking    for   pay. ore; scouting  ccuntry for ore indications.  Prospect���What appears from indications as to  the value and  quality  of ore  that may be  found.  Reef���Outcropping of a vein above the surf a c0  and similar as'a reef at sea."  Roof���The stratum overhead in a tunnel or drift.  Salting���Placing in a mine or placer foreign ore*  or mineral to give a fictitious value for selling  purposes. .,'���'���'.'  Seam���A layer of mineral.  Shalt���A  perpendicular  opening  from the surface.  Shift���Hours of a day's work���from 8 to 10 hours.  Shoot���To break rock by explosives; or a shot.  Slope���An incline. Inside slope���one not reaching surface. .  Stope���From steps���cutting into a vein like a  series of steps.  Strike���To find ore or mineral in a mine.  Trend���Direction of a vein.  Tunnel���-A horizontal passage int) a mine; differs from shaft which is a perpendicular opening, and an incline, which is between the two.  Vein���A mineral deposit filling a c eviee <;r fissure.  Wall���The face of a fissure.  Winze���Small underground shaft sunk from an '  upper level. .  Working���Any undergiound development'. from  STOCKHOLM'.'EXHIBITION:'  JSSs  ���jta titss lEtncras-j fransmEU'V*  HAVING been commissioned by the Hon. Sydney Fisher, Minister of Agriculture lor  Canada, to select an exhibit of British Columbia's  forest products, as well as specimens from the  mines in the several sections of the Province. I  beg to intimate that I will be pleased to receive  from saw mill and mine owners such samples as  'they may deem advisable to be sent to Sweden's exhibition , which opens early in May. I trust intending exhibitors wdl so arrange as'tohave their products reach this citv not later than the 24th inst.  Each exhibit should be distinctly labelled, giving  name of article, exhibitor's name and locality  where it came from, and if deemed advisable a  detailed desei iptlonthereof.  As the period is limited T respest fully urge  promptness in the matter by intending exhibitors,  whose samplas will be forwarded free of all expenses from Vancouver. The exhibit of each and  every individual or company will bean advertisement to those making same.  Vancouver, April 7,1897.  C   C. ELDRIDGE,  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEWEMTS  TAVO   FRIENDS    MINERAL   CLAIM.  Slocan Mining ~D\vision of West Kootenay District.   Located East of Arlington Basin.  rPAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T. Twigg as  x agent *for Richard Marpole, free miners certificate No. 133301, intend sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  certificate of improvements to be issued in his  name and the names of Peter M. Schoenberg, free  miner's certificate No. 61559, Andrew Provost, tree  miner's certificate No. 65824,' George T. Gormley,  free miners certificate No, 74530, and Cornelius  Murphy, 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  37 must be commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements.  Dated this 4th day of February. 1897. fbt-ap  RABBIT PAW/MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of AVest  Kootenay District. Located one mile south of  Sandon/and south of the Silver Smith.  -TAKE NOTICE that the Star Mining & Milling  JL' Company, Ltd. Lia., free miner's certificate  No. 7-15./9, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the Alining 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, inu?t be commenced before the issuance oi  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 18th dav ol February, 1.S97.  '   " fblPc apl8  OTICE.  T S. TV .WALKER, hereby give notice that I  1 intend thirty days after date making application: to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works for permission to lease the following described timbered lands :���  Com-t'enc-ing at a stake planted on the north  limit of Ten Mije (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 io chains, thence east 20  thence south 20 chaius, thence east 10  thence south 10 chains, thence east 10  chains', thence south 40 chains to the s.e. corner,  thence following the north boundaiy of Ten Mile  creek north-westerly to point of commencement,  and containing 500 acres more or less.  Dated February 16th, 189  SIB  chains,  chains,  febl6 apl  NOTIGE.  I  RICHARD ROBERTS, hereby give notice  tliat I intend, 60 days afterdate, making'application to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  works for permission to purchase 160 acres of  unreserved crown land, situate near the mouthof  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.  OTICE.  Notice 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 commencing at a post marked "AYm. Gly mi's N.  E. Corner, running thence West fortv". chains,  thence South forty chains, thence East forty  chains, thence Nortli 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., 1.81)7,  WILLIAM GLYNN.  NOTIGE.  AJOTICE is hereby ,,... *.  .....v   ,...,,.. ...^  1\    date 1 intend to apply to the'-'Chief Comrnis-  NOTICE,  which ore is being taken.  A'big* stock of Gents' Furnishings,  Boots & Shoes,. Carpets, Art  Squares, Mats, Blankets white and  grey, Feather Pillows, ready made  Sheets and PHIoav Cases, Mirrors,  Toilet Sets. Hotel Glassware and  Stoves at Bourne Bros,  N  OTICE is hereby given that  intend to apply to the  sixty days after  Chief Commis-  date I  sioner of Lands and "Works for permission   to  purchase 210 acres of land, situated near the shore  of ��� Slocan. lake, between Rosebeiy and New  Denver, and described as follows:���Commencing  at a post planted about half a mile east ifrom the  mouth of Wilson Creek, immediately north of the  right, of way .of the-Nakusp & Slocan Railway:  thence. 6(i chains north; thence 40 chains east:  (���ht-'nee (>0 chains south ; thence t(. chains west to  the point of coninHMiceincnt.  WILLIAM   THOMLINSON.  New Dei.vev, B.C..  D.Uci this 31 st -dav of March. A.'\ l��-7.  iven that sixty  days after  _.     . apply to the'"'Cfiief Con  sioner of Lands and Works for permission,to pur  chase two hundred and forty (240) acres of laud,  situated near the junction of Upper Eight Mile  creek with Lower Eight Mile'creek, Slocan lake,  West Kootenay, and described "as; follows:���Commencing at a post 'planted on the west bank of  Upper Eight "mile creek, thence north <!0 chains;  thence east 40 chains; thence south 6'J1 chains;  thence west 49 chains to the place of 'commencement.  ���     R. IJ. KERR."  Dated (Jth April, 1807  .. ���   apKjus  NOTIGE.  S"OTICE is hereby given that application will be  made to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia at its present session'  f or an Act to incorporate a company, for the purpose of supplying water, and generating electricity for tiie supply of light, power, and heat to the  inhabitants oi Silverton,' B. C, and to mines,  towns and residents within a radius of twenty  miles from said towns, and for these purposes to  take and divert at any point or points on Founnile  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. y ..  Dxted at New Denver, B C. (he "lStli day of  March, A.D. 1897.  R. B.KERR,  mh25 97 Solicitor for the applicants:  RSARBttaCBeUXBl  NOTICE.  API-LIGATION  LIQUOR   LICENSE,  VTOTICE is hereby given 'that,-the undersigned  ii will, at the expiration of thirty days, appl'v to  the Stipendiary Magistrate,, of West" Koolehay  district, for a license to sell liquor by retail at his  hotel, at the mouth of Lemon creek, in thesaid  district of AVest Kootenay.!  IT. Lajuvekt.  Dated this 6th day of April, 1897. apl5-my.lf>  NOTICE  Dissolution of Partner ship,  "VfCTICE is hereby given, that the partnership of  il Hunter & McKinnon, and Hunter,'McKinnon"-  & Co,, hitherto doing business at Silverton, B. C,  and Three Forks, B. C, have been dissolved. All  debts due these linns are to be paid to William  Hunter and Co., who will also pay all the debts of  these.'firms.  ���Hunter & McKinnon  Huntok, McKinnon & Co.  ���AVilliam McKinnon  .    William Huntkk  T. A.Wilson.  Silverton. B.C.,  March 29th, 1S97.  NOTICE  THE COLUMBIA  AND KOOTENAY .RAIL-'  WAY AND NAVIGATION COMPANY.  OTICE is hereby given that plan, profile, and.,  book of reference of a branch of the above  railway from Slocan City to a junction with the  Nakusp and Slocan Railway near Roseberv, are  now on file in the Land Registry Office, Victoria.  J. D. TOWNLEY,  Secretary.  Vancouver, B.C..  ��� ; March Slst, 1897.  TENDERS   WAITED.  ���THE Canadiae Pacific Railwav Company will  1 leceive tenders until April 20th, 1.897 iur the  privilege of .operating the bars on the Steamers  "Nakusp" and "Kootenay" on the Columbia river'  and the Steamer "Slocan" on Slocan lake, for one  year from the 1st of May, 1S97, said tenders to be  made either for each steamer separately or for the  three. Rental to be paid monthly in advance.  The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. For full particulars as to testimonials, guar-  a.nt e. and accommodation to be furnished address  the undersigned at Nelson, B. C.  J. AV. TROUP,  Superintendent C. & K. Steamers  NOTIGE TO CREDITORS.  In the matter of the Creditors Trust Deeds Act  1890 and Amending Acts and in the matter  of assigned estate of Joseph Irwin.  VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all persons  il having any claims against the assigned  estate of Joseph* Irwin, of New Denver, hi tin-  Province of British Columbia, are required to  send on or before the 1st day of May to the undersigned, the trustees of the said estate, their. Christian and surnames addresses and full particulars  of their claims and the nature of the securities, if  any held by them.  And further notice is hereby given that after the  1st day of-May next the said'trustees will proceed  to distribute the said estate according to law.  having regard only to those claims of winch  notice has been received on or before the said 1st  day of .May next.  ��� MCMILLAN & HAMILTON.,  Ti ust -cs,  of Water Str -cf. in the City of Vancouver  and Nil usp, Kooti-my District. B.C.  mj Ras-iss:  *rrx=  s^sa^aaea^aaigirJEgiata^Jfcia Iv3&.*.iwnwi:  G  the ledge;  Fourth  Yean  TTOAVARD WEST,  Assoc. R S M, London, Eng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER. ���=;���  Properties  examined   and reported on   for in  tending purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical Laboratory. Bellevue ave, New Denver, BC.  GUNGA   DIN.  G  WILLIM & JOHNSON,  (MeGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Slocan City,  B.C  A'��� DRISCOLL,C. E.,       (  Dominion & Provincial  Land Surveyor.  Dunga  Correspondence solicited.  ��J M. WOODWORTH, M. A.;  LL.B.  NOTARY PUBLIC,  CONVEYANCER, Etc,  Brandon, Slocan City, B. C.  ,  TT   T. TWIGG,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  New Denver, B C  Mineral claims, mines, timber limits, etc, surveyed  .li/lY  \V. BRUNER, M. D ��� ;  Physician & Surgeon.  Sandon, B.C.  Calls from a distance promptly at-;  ended to.  D  R. A! S. MARSHALL.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery.  Chicago  L C: CRAWFORD,  'E earned me away  To where a Dooli lay,  An' a bullet come an' drilled the beggar clean.  5E put me safe aside, *  An' inst before 'e died:  "I 'ope you liked 3rour drink," sez Gunga Din.  So I'll meet 'im later on  Mines in the Trail Creek District j wh��^  for  sale   on   Stocking or   Bonding v'^'ii besquattin'on the coals  MINING and  REAL  ESTATE BROKER,  The bhisti, or water carrier, attached to regi.  ments in India, is often one of the most devoted of  the Queen's servants. He is also appreciated by  the men. '-'.������;'  You may talk 'o gin an' beer  When you're quartered safe out 'ere  An' you're sent to penny lights an' Aldershot it;  But if it comes to slaughter  You will do your work on water,  An' you'll lick the bloomin' boots of 'im that's got  it.    '.        -   '   ������*  Now in Injia's sunny clime,  AVhere I used to spend my time  A-servin' of 'Er Majesty the Queen,  Of all that black-faced crew  The finest man I knew  Was our regimental bhisti, Gunga Din*  He was " Din! Din ! Din !  You limping lump  of  brick  dust  Din!  Hi! slippy hitherao!  AVater, get it! Paneetlao!  You squidgy-nosed old idol, Gunga Din !"  The uniform 'e wore  AVas nothin' much before,  An' rather less than 'arf o' that be'ind,  B*or a twisty piece o' rag  An' a goat skin water-bag  Was all the field equipment 'e could find.  AVhen the sweatin troop-train lay  In a sidin' through the da3r,  Where the  'eat ivotild make your bloomin'eyebrows crawl,  ,We shouted "Harry Bg!"  Till our throats were bricky dry,  Then we wbpped'm 'cause 'e  eouldnt serve  us  all. .  It was "Din! Din ! Din!  You'eathen, where the  mischief 'ave you  been? ,  You nut some juldee in it,  Or I'll marrow you this minute  If you don't fill up my helmet, Gunga Din !"  'E would dot an' carry one  Till the longest day was done,  An' 'e didn't seem to know the use o' fear,  If we cha-ged or broke or cut,  You could bet your bloomin' nut,  'Ed bewaitin' fifty paces right flank rear,  With his mussick on 'is back  'E would skip with our attack,  An' watch us till the bugles made' Retire."  An' for all 'is dirty 'ide  'E was white, clear white, inside  AVhen 'e went to tend the wounded under fire!  It was " Din ! Din! Din !  With the bullets kickin dust spots  on the  green.  When the cartridges ran out,  You could 'err the front files shout;  "Hi!  ammunition mules an'Gunga Din 1"  I shan't forgvt the night  AVhen I dropped be'ind the fight  With a bullet where my belt plate should 'a' been,  I was chokiu mad with thirst,  An' the man that spied me first  Was our good old grinnin', gruntin', Gunga Din.  'E lifted up my 'ead, ;  An' 'e plugged me where Tbled,  ���An' 'e guv me 'arf-a-pint o' waters-gi ecu ;  It was crawlin' and it stunk,  But of all the drinks I've drunk,  I'm the gratfullest to one from Gunga Din.  It was "Din! Din! Din!  'Ere's a beggar witli a  bullet  through 'is  spleen;  'E's chawin' up the ground an'  'e's kickin'  all around;  For  Gawd's sake git  the water,  Gunga  Din!" Y  BANK OF  Established in 1836.  incokpokatkd by royal chakter in 1840  ! Kaslo & Slogan ry  TIME CARD No. 1.  Paid-up Capital $4,866,666  Reserve Fund     1,338,333  London .Office���3  Clements  Lane, Lombard  St., E. C.  COURT  J. H. Brodie  John James Cater  Gaspard Farrer  Henrv R. Farrer  Richard H. Glyn  OF   DIRECTORS.  E. A. Hoare.  H. J. B, Kendall  J. J. Kingsford  . Frederic Lubbock  Geo. D. Whatman  IK EFFECT WED. NOV. 25, 1895  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Secretary--A. G. AVallis.  Head Office tn Caxada���St. James St.,  Montreal,  II. Stikeman, - - General, Manager  J. Elmbly, 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,  Fredericton,N.B. AVinnipeg,Man. Brandon, Man.  Kaslo, B C, Trail, B C .  AGENTS IN THE UNITED STATES. ETC.  New York���52 Wall Street���W.'Lawson & J. C.  AVelsh.  Sau Francisco--121 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." AVest Indies���Colonial Bank. Paris-  Messrs. Marcuard, Krauss et Cie.   Lyons���Credit  Lyon na is.  GEORGE KYDD. Managei  Sandon, BC  Leave ^8 00 A.M.  "   8 36  "   9 36  "   9 51  ����� 10 03  44 10 18  " 10 30  ���' 10 38  AlT. 10 60  ����.  it  it  ,i  .i  a  a  C(  Kaslo Arrive, 3 50 P.M.  South Fork " 3 15 "  " 2 15  " 2 OO  1 48  " 1 33  " 1 21  " 1 12  Leave 1 00  Sproule's  AY lutewater  Bear Lake  McGuigan  Bailey's  Junction  Sandoii  u  11  I (  u  u  <<  ii  For rates and information apply at  Company's Offices.  ROBT. IRVING,        R. W. BRYaN,  Traffic Mngr. Supt. and Ass't.Trras  First Bank Established in the Slocan  of  it  Incorporated by Royal Charter 1862.  Capital (with power to increase) ^2,920,000  Reserve    . 486,666  basis.  Office: TRAIL, B.C.  T   ABRIEL  NAKUSP, B.C.  REAL ESTATE,  MINES and INSURANCE,  Special attention paid to properties  on Cariboo Creek.  I)  R. A. MILLOY,  -   Dentist:  Office : Blacks Hotel,  __ SANDON B.C.  r I TIE SILVERTON MINER'S UNION  X No. 71,  "W. '������&.   *M.  Meets every Saturday night.  C.  McNICHOLLS,   President.  CHAS.  BRAND, Secretary.  Givin'drink to pore damned souls,  An' I'll get a swig in hell from Gunga Din !  Din! Din! Din!  You Lazarushian feather Gunga Din!  Tho'I've belted you an'flayed you,  By the livih' Gawd that made you,  Y'cu're a better man than I  am Gunga  Din !     ....-'  ���Rudyard Kipling.  The  Head Office : 60 Lombard Street, London, Eng.  branches:  In British Columbia:���Victoria, Vancouver, New  AVestminister .Nanaimo,Kamloops ,NELSON,  KASLO and SANDON, (Slocan District).  In the United States:���San Francisco and Portland.    Agents and Correspondents:  CANADA :���Canadian Bank of Commarce,  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  NEAV ZEALAND:���Bank of Australasia  HONOLULU :   Bishop & Go,  IKENIS/y IP, MYTTON,  Local Manager, v  Sandon JBreuxiGli.  Columbia and  Western R'y Co.  Schedule No. 3, Jan. 4, '9T  ^WKSTKOUN D.-^ ^E ASTBOUN D.-^  '   Nol -        No. 2 No. 2 No.4  Passenger. Stations Passenger.  Tues.,      Daily Tues.,     Daily  Thurs.    except Thurs.   except  &Sat.,    Sunday. Lv. Ar.&Sat.,   Sunday.  6:30 pm   8:30 am Trail 8:00 am   6:00 pm  6:40 pm 8:40 am Smelter 7:47 am 5:47 pm  6:45 pm 8:45 am McLcod's 7:42 am 5:42 pm  7:00 pm 9:00 am .AVarfield ' 7:31 am 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  7:15 pm 9:15 am Lake Mountain 7:16 am 5:16 pin  7:25 pm. 9:25 am Carpenter 7:10 am 5:10 pm  7:35 pm 9:35 am Union Ave 7:03 am 5:03 pm  7:40 pm 9:40 am Rossland 7:00 am 5:00 pm  8:00 pm   9:50 am  Rossland AVye 6:40 am   4:40 pm  J. A. JORDAN. C. D. & T. M.  ���     THE   STEAMER  HUNTER  LEAVES NEW DENVER  every morning at 8 o'clock  (Sundays excepted]  FOR SILVERTON,  SLOCAN CITY and ALL  INTERMEDIATE POINTS.  Returning will,*) if possible, make connectioi.s  with the west-bound train on the N. & S. Ry.  Powder carried onty on Fridays.  Time Table subject to change without notice.  G. L. ESTAHROOK, Master.  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red Mountain >'  RAILWAYS  'The Quickest  or Ross  MINING STOCKS and REAL ESTATE  A'*to   J. E. Hills,  Real Estate and Mining Broker  Rossland. B C    '  Agent for the Montreal syndicate lots, of th  oriiriual townsite of Rowland.   Perfect titles.  -*^Ba��ta-^Butcher Co.  Shops at  Sandon,' Nelson,   Kaslo,  Ainsworth and Quartz Creek.  J. Edrnond Angrignon  East  or  NEW  El Deorado Ave., next Bourne Bros  DKNATER.  The only all rail route without change  fears between Nelson and Rossland  nd Spokane a nd Rossland.  Only Boute to Trail Creek  and Mineral District of the  Colville Reservation, Nelson, Kaslo,  Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Daily, Except Sunday.  Leave. , .." Arrive.  9:00 a.m.        NELSON        5:20 p.m.  10:30 " ROSSLAND      3:25   ll  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  Crock connect at Marcus with stage daily._       '  \  Steamer- leaves Nakusp e\7ery Sunday, Wednesday and Friday  morning*, making close connection  at Revelstoke with trains fcr  all points East or West  Before you traA^el get information from  C. P. R.   Agents as to time and  rates.   It will save you money  Apply to nearest Railway Agent  or to  GEO. McL. BROWN.  District Passenger Agent,  Vanconveii Fourth Year.  THE    LEDGE.  Recollections  of  Wilkes Booth.  John Wilkes Booth I first met 'in the summer of  1858. It was in a. billiard' room next to Grace  church, managed by Michael Phelan, then the  champion of the cue. We played-several games.  He was an expert.    Indeed, he excelled .��� in ah  athletic sports.   Like his brother '.June" hejwas  master of fence. I was struck with his easy movements of alluring springy  grace.   The classic  Booth head sat above broad shoulders and deep  chest.   Taller than any of the other Booths, his  frame was  compactly  knit and instilled with  virile life in every fibre.   He was then engaged to  Matt Canning to go to Montgomery, Ala., to take  his initiation: in the great roles that made his  father famous, and in which Edwin was forging  ahead to the first place in the dramatic arena.  I did not see him again until the winter of 1865.  He was then "a full-fledged star in  some of his  cipal, and the principal turned me over to paw."  " Wiis that all V"  "No. . Paw turned me over his-knee."  I wonder if Adam could have had any poetic  talents'? Of course not. Poets are born, not  made.���Indianapolis Journal.  Mrs. Jobber���Too bad the new cook spoiled the  steak���she is so young and inexperienced. Won't  you be satisfied with a kiss instead, dear? Mr.  Jobber���Alright; call her in.���Judge.  Your son is graduated this spring ?  Yes.   -V -   [  AVhat position will he accept ?  He. hasn't decided yet. The Brooklyns have  made him an offer to play short and the Bostons  want him at second.���Ohio State Journal.  Well, exclaimed the rider, as he looked around  after taking a flying header from his wheel, from  the force with which I struck the earth. I now  feel convinced that I have made  world.  my mark in the  May never be a second Butte, but it will be  rhe Helena of  and is now  father's parts, and had made his mark in the  south and west. But suddenly his voice failed,  he was forced to remain idle, his time being pas  sed in AVashington From there he could easily  run over to Belair,; the home of the -family in  Maryland. He was a great favorite in Washington society; his talent as an actor, beauty of  person, and engaging manners made him a, welcome guest in any company. The men were  charmed and the women fascinated. It' was said  that the handsome and witty daughter of a certain  famous Senator was greatly in love with him,and  it was soon rumored that their, engagement was  shortly to be announced,: when Booth's terrible  crime put an end to the romantic episode.  The peculiar teaching-, or. rather, lack o��teach-   . ���,.,-, ,    ,  ing of the  head  of the  Booth family/and the   jurymen.   Thus, the foreman of a jury declared  vagaries of that extraordinary' man, 'found' per  haps greater expression in John Wilkes than in  any ol the other children. liaised-in this Wild  free way, without the restraint of proper parental  influence iii the father, and surrounded by an at  mosphere of so-called chivalry which had gretaer  expression in Maryland than any. other southern  state, it'is perhaps not so' surprising alter'all  that young AVilkes became imbued with the same  ideas of our Government that impelled the great  spirits of the south to rebel, As, I have said, he  had access to aH'cirCles in the Capitol.* The departments were honeycombed with 'southern  sympathizers, Evorything was ripe for: a conspiracy. The loss of "his voice made him; brood.  The prospect of of fame as. aii actor eeemed to be  passing'from him. His brother Edwin had the  field. He must do something to impress himself  upon mankind and,leave a name. Iu Richard he  had often spoken the lines, ". The aspiring youth  that fired the Ephesiah dome outlives in fame the  pious fool that raised it.'- Y-       Y     ������������/- ��� -,?-,     y>  That was better than no fame at-all.  It was at that time I saw him again at the  .JMetrbpolitah hotel in New York. I was acting  in the "Corsican' Brother* " at Niblo's. ; He saw  the duel scene and spoke about it next day. I  remember afterward his eyeing me from head to  foot, saying : ''You handle a sword pretty well."  I replied that Thad had many a bout with both of  his brothers, especially "June," who is a master.  "How long is your engagement here ?" he enquired. "A month longer," said I. He paused, eyeing me curiously, surveying me from head ��to  foot, "When you are through Vhere,".said he,  "take a run down to Washington. I have some  enterprises on hand that may interest you ; I'll  give you a good time and if you fall in with my  ideas, you will make a fortune;" I asked him  why lie did not act, "0, my voice is in bad shape,  besides.! must look after my.coai and oil lands I  have bought near Cleveland Ohio." AA'e shook  hands cordially and parted.    :  Two months later, after midnight on the morning of April 14.1895, when going to my room, I  heard the news boys cry:���Extra! Extra! Booth  ��� has shot President Lincoln. Excited and maddening crowds surged through the. streets. No  one would believe that a Booth could have been  guilty of such an unspeakable crime. Remembering the conversation" with ' AA7ilkeson the steps  of the Metropolitan hotel. .1 said to myself:���"It  is true;" No language can give expression to the  detestation of the crime that took the life of the  greatest man America has produced. Yet AVilkes Booth was no hired assassin. Tlie.spiritof ex-:  altation that made him exclaim as he leaped npon  :the stage after the fatal shot:���"Sic semper tyran-  nis!" was but the naturail outcome of the distemper that lay in the blood of an ill-regulated mind  in the father, which had slapped the other children and lodged in the superficial brain of the mad  AVilkes.  CHARLES POPE.  Traveller���What good will those scales do me?  They register only up to 250 pound, while I weigh  full 300. ���".  Station Employee���Oh.! Weil you can drop a  plugged nickel in the slot and feel small.���Puck.  The oratrix grew impassioned. Such an institution^ she cried, we must either mend oi end.  The AVowan's Political Cooking league exchanged glances. End, of course, they remarked, decisively, one to another; Mend*? Huh ! The very  idea.���Detroit, Journal.  The most-incredible stories are told of Russian  Its location .in the centre of what is admitted to be the  richest silver district on earth cannot help, with theunsur  passed scenery that surrounds it upon every side, butmak  one of the most famous towns of modern times.    If vou  -desire a home in this beautiful spot buy a lot from  ANGUS M'GILLVRAY  he would not send a poor fellow to prison because  it happened to be his (the juryman's) birthday.  Another jury had agreed upon a verdict of guilty  when the church bells began to ring They revised their verdict because a holiday had begun*.  A burglar was allowed to go free because the man  whom he had robbed refused to lend him money.  This, in the opinion of the jury, was a direct incentive to crime.  ' Herbert Spencer plays billiards rather well for  a philosopher and he is never wholly sorry when  he wins a game. Once at the Atheheum Club he  played fifty up with an antagonist who began by  putting the red into the top pocket, and getting  into position for the spot stroke, rah out without  giving the buthor of "Synthetic System" a chance  of handling his cue. It was veryr provoking and  at last Mr. Spencer felt constrained to speak.  "Sir," he said ��� 'a certain- ability at games of  skill is an indication of a well-balanced mind; but  adroitness such as you have j'ust displayed is, 1  must inform you, strong presumptive evidence of  a mis-spent youth.���Current Literature.  A Frank Editor.  A Chicago General Passenger Agent the other  day received a letter from the publisher of a little  paper which had the merit of frankness at least.  The Arkansas editor said :    " Dear Sir���I wish  you would send me a pass from Little Rock to  Chicago and return. I've got to go to Chicago,  and I can't do it unless you do. My paper goes  almost every where in this section, and I'm having mighty hard work to keep it from going to  h���1."���Argonaut .     .    "~    ������  w  ONEOFEAGH.  B  -Nails, Ore Sacks, Coal, Hardware, Canned Goods,  Iron and Steel, Hay, Green Vegetables, Oats,  Groceries, besides the many smaller lots coming in  daily.   We invite you all.    Low prices for cash.  WM* HUNTER & GO.,  THREE FORKS  SILVERTON  Anew line of Shoes,   and ready-  made clothing* at T. HOBEN'S.     *  <%/%*W&&%> -%%>  SA/NDOfl  Don't overlook Wilson's Hotel when-  vou are in Slocan Citv:   ���  i  ALLEGED    frUMGtt.  Willie���Mamma, what does blood , relations  mean ? ���    .  Mamma���It means near relations.  AVillie(after a thoughtful pause)���Then Mamma,  you and papa must be the bloodiest relations I've  Mamma (explaining spiritual truth to her little  boy)���Tommy, when you die, you leave your  body behind ; only your soul goes to heaven.  Tommy���Well, mamma, what will I button my  pants to ?  The populationof the earth at the time of the  Emperor Agustus is estimated at 54.000,000. It is  estimated now to be about 1,400,000,000.  An astute little boy was asked the other dav  what was meant " by "sins of omission."  and he promptly responded, without any pause or  pesitation: "The sins we-have forgotten to commit." '''...'"  Two ounces of Attar of Roses represent there  fined product of a ton of rosebuds.  The English language is spoken by only, about  125,000,000 persons, while the Chinese is' spoken  by over 400,000,000.  ���'Come, Mamie, let's'play Adam and Eve."  ���   "How_will we play it ?" said Mamie.  "You tempt me with an apple and I'll eat it,"  said Johnnie.  "And now little children." said the Sunday-  school Superintendant, "if you are good children,  some dav you may wear a golden crown.  "Paw's got one on his tooth now," chirped the  smallest and sweetest boy.  "There is too much system in this school busi"  ness," growled Tommy. "Just because I snickered a little the monitor turned me over to the  teacher, the teacher turned me over to the prin-  -:THE  "ouse.  McGUIGAN, B.C.  Best house in the City.  Good accomodation for the  oscillating public.  BONGARD & PEICKART.  -Tliis   bTevv-  "HIo-Lise,-  With-the old name, is well equipped to accomodate a large number of Guests.   The building is  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   OXJ3STlSri3SrC3-  Proprietor  AMOS THOMPSON,  Manager.  R. B. THOMPSON,  AV. D; MITCHELL,  Secretary.  Notarv Public.  NEW^ DENVER, B.C.  Mines and Mining* Properties for  sale. Abstracts, Conveyancing*, &c.  Correspondence solicited.  Agents for Phoenix Insurance Co.  of London, Eng.  Manufacturers and Importers of  UNDERTAKING and EMBALMING.  SLOCAN HOSPITAL NEW DENVER, B.C  :  '������  ST  KASLO CITY.       ~      '-'      -     B.C  The only Practical Watchmaker in the Kootenay   District.     Orders by mail -eceive prompt  ��ittention. '    '���  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  The Clifton House,  Has ample accommodations for a large number of people.     The  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided with everything  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  Sandon.  rooms are large  in the market.  John Buckley, Prop.  Nelson, B. C.  Full Line of Suitings and  Trouserings always on hand.  The new addition to the������  LELAND  HOUSE  Makes it one of the Largest and most  Comfortable Hotels in Kootenay.  MRS. D. A. MCDougald. ���*"���-*--"-*-��� --r rr -r^  asai��*NA��.HjjmJtHtfi.,iBt;iiiii  9  THE   LEDGE.  Fourth Yean  MINING  RECORDS.  Recorded at New Denver.  Transfers and Locations:  LOCATIONS.  the   Assessments  THE   ALAMO   BONDED. (c.D. RAND.  An Eastern Syndicate  Will  Property.  Work   the  April 7  Snowflake ���Hennell creek, Geo Henderson.  McKinnon Fraction���Four Mite, AV C McKinnon  AprilS  Tonic���Lemon, Fred S Smyth  April 9  Pawnee���Slocan lake, opp Eight Mile, B F McNaught  April 10  Westwood���Lemon, Harvey L Fife  Star Fraction���Lemon, Paul Ha lick  Norwood���Same  ' Earl King���������Lemon, FC Wells  April 13  Australia���Bannock point, Geo Fairbain  Croyden���same, Edward McGregor  Kibosh���Carpenter, Pete Chisholm.  ASSESSMENTS.      ' ...'".  April6  Polly���David Sutherland      ��  Roarer, Calcutta and Creole-���D E Rafuse andP  AV George  April 7  Mafch-C W Callahan  Highland���John McClements, Nellie Delaney, J  C Bolander and D A Van Dorn  Wakefield���Geo Fairbain  Wakefield iFraetion���FranklCulver;  Cazabazua���-David Bremner  Jennie Lind���Chas Anderson et al  Ottawa No 2-Paul Anderson ,  Speculator���Thos Kilpatrick  Bell Fractional���Robt Bates  Hill side-Jas Smith  Third of July���Thos Gregg PrOctor  Noonday, Fourth of July  and  Grey  Eagle-  Byron White  Heatherstone   AVm Callahan  Paymaster   Jos A Greer  Mastidon   W A Campbell  Mineral King   Adorn McKay  Gentle Annie   Pete Chisholm  An Eastern syndicate has secured a lease and  bond on the Alamo group, tramway and mill of  the Slocan Milling Co. The amount of the bond  is $140,000 and the last payment is due in July 1898#  The Alamo up to date has produced $290,000 worth  of ore. The ore having pinched in the lowSr  levels, the new company will commence running  in June two long tunnels to tap the lead at a depth  of 700 and 1700 feet from the apex. The first tunnel will be 1500 feet long and it is expected to  drive 200 feet a month. An air plant, probably 20  drills will be installed as soon as it can be brought  in. The power will likely.be obtained from the  concentrator. It is the intention of the company  to supply all properties with air working in the  Alamo basin.  D; S. WAIJxBRIDGE  RAND & WALLBRIDGE  The Way It Goes.  tMinlii|r 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 )anes Stock.ecia.xxci F-roxnotoci.  Vancouver Sash & Door Co.,  Windbloweth  Snowgoeth  Sun shineth on the hills ;   '  In the morning's  Early dawning  Tenderfoot  Starts out to search.  Soon feturneth  Filled with glee and imaginations great  Found a ledge  Rich in gold  Assay demanded���bold.  Runs high,  Treats the house,  To the Record office goes;  Two-fifety pays  Waits three days.  And learns���  He staked another man's  Amalgamated with Genelle & Co,  Prepared to furnish  Sash & Doors;, Moulding, Finishings, Etc.  HOSPITAL.   ITEMS.  TRANSFERS.  Apritu  B 5* McNaught to NF McNaught 10/19 Saddle  Rock; Nov 18, *5  L W Hohensee to N F McNaught A Wedge  Fraction; April 3, $1  Robert Sharp to David Sutherland and Thos  Montgomery   I Polly; Feb 11, $100  April 7  Jas A Stewart and Jno McCuskill to W L  O'Gonnell   The Constant; Nov 16, $1  C H Abercrombie and H C Wheeler t> John  Tingling   �� Little Daisy  and  Golden; April 7,  $25,000  A H Blumenauer to Geo Alexander and H B  Alexander :$2700 option on the Irene; March  29  E M Sandilands toF W Godsal $2500 option  on the Robin; March 15, $500.  A Coulter to J H Wolverton   % granite; April 6,  $100  April 8  A P Lemiux to A D McGinty �� Jinnie L ; Jan  17, -4300 y.  Luke Sweetser to J A Otto  ' J Corning;  Oct 1,  V C Radcliffe to J E Brouse 1 Abbie; April 2,  $1  Susan C Baum to M M Perl The Golden Eagle  and High Grade: March 18, ��1  Arthur Mullen to John Brown The Inverness *  April 3, $1200  Peter McNiehol to Geo M fcoRelle i AVaraha-  chie; Dec 31, $1  Geo J Wonder to The Slocan Lake |M & D Co  The Ferry No 2; March 29, $1  AS Reed to John G McKay �� Electric Light;  April 3. $1  April 9  Ewin A Cameron to Donald McPherson {  Young Bear; Aug 7, $1  Angus McAVilliams to D D McPherson The  Marrfllo Fraction; Sept 26. $1  N K Franklin to AVm Glynn   f Eagle Feather;  March 11, fcl-  Michael Mc \ndrews to A J Haywood   I Linnet  andCookoo; March 2, $3000  W I Hancock to Joseph Hoskin \ Felix March  ��� 31, $1  Same to John Estabrooks \ Felix ; March 31,  SI  Neil McLeon to Patrick AVelsh J Spokane and  Last Chance No 4, and to Jas A McDonell 1 same;  April 6, SI  Daniel MeKenzie to Angus McGinnis �� Grantham; July 16, $1  John A Peacock to the Slocan Queen M & M Co  The Semiphore, Pricklie Hornet and Snow Bird;;  March 17, $1  P M Schonberg to Jas Bovd   1 Wild Jim; April  ���j, SI  April 12  J T Foley to Marcus S McDowell l/:J2 Sligo;  Feb6,S20u  Joseph Adam Otto to the Dominion Mines i  Na'oma and Allegash ; March 29, ��2000  A carload of Sash and Doors and  one of Oats and Feed at Bourne Bros.  AV. H. Darby from the Idaho mine, was admitted last Monday suffering from inflammatory  rheumatism.  M. Nicholson from the Corinth, is recovering  from an attack of erysipelas of the right hand.  W. J.McAgy from the Noble Five, will be able  to leave in a few days.  S. Savage, also from the Noble Five, who had  his leg badly crushed has returned to the mine.  had his leg  Nakusp on  Office, Warehouse and Yard:   NARUSP.  j�� J. McGHIE^ Local manager  Nakusp, B.C.  ^!lt!l!il!!!!!!!!!!ll!!!!l!!!i!i!ll!!l!!lll!l!ll!l!f!!l!l!!!!l!!lll!l!!l!l!!!l!!|llll!!!!%  ���#  m  I NEWS IN PLAGE ���  llll!lillllllll!li;!ll!lillllllllllli!ll!llllll!lllilllllllll!lllllllllllillllllllllllll#  Denver is laid up.   Engineer  Denver will be lit by  S. Scaia from the the Idaho, who  fractured a few weeks ago, left for  Tuesday last.  J. Dockstader from the Slocan Star, who has  been an inmate for some time with a fractured  arm returned to Sandon this week.  D. McKinnon from the Three Forks concentrator, who has been treated in the Hospital for the  past four weeks, has entirely recovered and returned to his duties.  IEd. Picket from Genelle's saw mill, has recov  ered from his injuries and left for Nakusp on  Saturday.  Wm. Kerr is again able to walk without his  crutches, his feet having healed nicely since the  operation. Billy seems to be pleased with there-  suit and thinks he will soon be able to prospect  He left for Slocan City on Monday.  ; The Steamer  wanted.  By the 1st of May New  electricity.  Crowley & Co. have opened a branch  furniture  store at Sfocan City. ,  It is expected that the St. James hotel will" be  ready for opening Saturday night.  A new front is beingput in the Denver House.  The interior is being tiorpughly renovated.  Charles H. Cushman is requested to send his address to the editor x>f this paper Without delay.  an Easter  beginning  again.  SIMPLE   ORE    TESTS.  The following simple tests will show whether  an ore carries any precious metals. Afterwards  samples of the rock should be assayed to ascertain  the amount of value per ton:  Gold���Powder; roast if sulphurets are present;  grind very fine and wash in pan or spoon; examine with lens; yellow particles not soluble in nitric  acid. The color of pure gold is bright yellow,  tinged with red. Gold may be distinguished from  all other metals or alloys by the following simple  traits; It is yellow, malleable, not acted upon by I - -,  ,  nitric acid. i are  expected to  ^   - j wharf next week.  Silver���Pure silver is the brightest of metals, of  a beautiful white color and rich luster.  Tqe Ladies Aid Society will give  supper at the church Friday evening,  at 5 o'clock.  Services were held in the church last Sunday  evening in the absence of Revs. Beattie ana  Robins, by Mr, Roper of Victoria.  Arthur St. Brindle returned from the east las*  week and brought a wheel with him. This is the  beginning of the bike age in New Denver.  James Delaney has purchased 189 lots in New  Denver from Frank Fletcher. When a map is  finished the lots will be placed on the market. .  The Hudson Bay Company has made the purchase of two building blocks in Silverton, and, it  is anticipated will open a branch store there.  Rev. Beattie has been transferred from New  Denver to Slocan City. His successor here has  not yet arrived and who it will be is not known.  Tiie New Denver Club will erect a clubhouse at  a cost of about $4000. The site will probably be  on the corner of Seventh street and Bellevue  avenue.  Work on the Rosebery wharf has been  hard  pushed the past week and the corps of builders  commence on the New Denver  Chloride of sUver-^-If suspected in a pulp harshly rub a bright and wet coppev cartridge thereon.  If a chloride or chloride:bromide of silver it will  whiten the copper. Graphite will thus whiten  copper or gold, but can be rubbed off.'  Copper���After roasting the pulp, intimately mix  and well knead with a like quantity of salt and  candle grease or any other fat, and cast into the  lire when the characteristic colors���first blueV then  green���will appear. This test is better made at  right. y  Galena���Black zinc blende is often mistaken for  galena. The two may be distinguished by the  following signs; the powder of galena is black,  that of blende, brown or yellow.  Freight Blockade.  Much annoyance is caused business people in  the Slocan by the freight bloeade. Carloads of  lumber for Slocan lake points have been standing  on the tracks at Nakusp for several days awaiting  the time when the Steamer W Hunter catches up  in its freight deportment. TheC.P.R. will probably put a tug on the lake immediately to tow  *-��� -htbarges until the new steamer now build-  to  of  Tents of various  T. H. Hoben's.  kinds for sale at  fvei^       w          ing at Rosebery is ready for business.  Henry Stege's new business block and annev  the Newmarket was given a handsome coat  paint and finishing touches this week that make  it the best appearing and most commodious building in New Denver at the present time. Besides  the benk room and offices adjoining the building  has upstairs 12 handsome rooms which are fitted  up for the guests of the Newmarket. They  furnished elegantly and are without doubt  best to he h.-idin any public house in tho citv  are  J. Fred Hume, M. P. P. is reported as saying  that he has the Government's consent to having  the lower Slocan Lake section made into a recording district. A jail is to be built there and it is  said the jailer will act as recorder.  Every side track jrom here to Revelstoke is  said tone lumbar ized. In other words, now that  the Coast mills are shipping this way the railroad  is unable to handle it, and carloads are sidetracked here and there just as the occasion requires.  The work of painting the new boat is well under  way.   Her engines and machinery are in place,.  the lower deck is built and  the  top  deck and  house are now being pui on.     The wheel is ready  for placing in positiou when the boat is launched.  Travel to and from Slocan City continues brisk.  Our sister city at the foot of the lake is experiencing a building boom that is only equalled by the  newspaper boom she is receiving on the outside.  Thirteen hotels will soon be the number that that  city can boast.  Rashdall and Fauquier are installed in their  new quarters next to the Bank of Montreal. Their  office is one of the most complete in Kootenay,  being fitted with nearly all the modern improvements for ���conducting a mining brokerage and  real estate business.  The band boys got together Tuesday and reorganised for the season. Several new players  have been added and they promise to make the  best music the Slocan lake has yet been treated  to. They expeet to go to Slocan City for the  celebration, May 24.  The Vancouver Lumber Company, P. H. Mc-  Ghie, Slocan manager, haa amalgamated with  Genelle & Co. of Nakusp and will establish offices*  and lumber yard there, instead of at Rosebery as  was contemplated. This will give the Slocan at  least one lumber yard where all kinds and grades  of building lumb'-r can be h.;d.  From  R,S.Wi!s0ii  at NEW DENVER,  or REVELSTOKE.  Spring Stock of  Scotch Tweeds  just arrived. Inspect them before  placing your orders elsewhere*  0f Diamonds,  Watches,  Jemeliry,  Clocks,  Sih/emxia**e,  tc., Etc.  New Denver.  AVe make a special rate on hotel and  restaurant silverware. Everything  warranted.

Cite

Citation Scheme:

        

Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics

Share

Embed

Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                        
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            src="{[{embed.src}]}"
                            data-item="{[{embed.item}]}"
                            data-collection="{[{embed.collection}]}"
                            data-metadata="{[{embed.showMetadata}]}"
                            data-width="{[{embed.width}]}"
                            async >
                            </script>
                            </div>
                        
                    
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:
http://iiif.library.ubc.ca/presentation/cdm.xnakledge.1-0182023/manifest

Comment

Related Items