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Array Vol  IV. No. 28.  NEW DENVER, B, C., APRIL 3, 1897.  Price $2.00 a Year.  PARLIAMENT DOINGS  n  New  Denver Will Build  That  Wagon Road to Three Forks  THE   GOVERNMENT   IS   WILLING  Vancouver, April 3. ���A visit to  Victoria, an inspection of the new  parliament buildings, and a chat with  West Kootenay's two enterprising  representatives was a pleasure enjoyed by-yours truly this week. What  a pile of talking is done by the  people's representatives this session !  and Dr. Walkem, the eccentric member for Dewdney, easily carries off  the honors. The Government, has  just brought down its railway policy,  and the utmost dissatisfaction prevails, That old nightmare, the British Pacific Railway figures in it for  230 - miles, from Bute Inlet on the  west coast to Queenelleon the Fraser.  A bonus is asked for this of $4,000 a  mile, besides the former grant of  20.000 acres a mile. F. Aug. Heinze  gets $4,000 a mile and his original  bonus of 20, GOO acres for the extension of his road from Rossland to  Penticton. Lastly, the Vancouver  and Eastern Railway are put.off with  but $4,000 a mile as far as Chilliwack,  or 60 miles in all. This is the road  the people are clamoring for, and it is  difficult,to see how the Government  can manage its bill with safety. It  calls for an additional taxation to the  modest sum of $2,500,000.. West  Kootenay figures but lightly in the  /estimate, despite her heavy contributions. - Mr. Kellie gels $20,000 for the  North Riding and Mr. Hume $19,500  for the south for general purposes.  Of this Mr. Kellie' will have about,  $6000 spent on a wogon road up Cariboo creek. .��!. Fred, says his allot;  m en t is bar el y sufficient- for repairs, so.  will have none for any new works.  ,.Tf the people of New Denver would  forward -at once a;n estimate of ho iv  there is but little chance for many  improvements of public nature around  New Denver arid Slocan lake,generally.  Some thirty or more new companies  figure in the Officia 1 Gazette this  week, Vancouver being well; represented.  Mrs. D. A. xMcDougald, of Nakusp,  spent a few days here this week.  She has added to her worldly possessions by investing more heavily in  realty in that' town���an evidence of  the town's advancement and her own  success.,  ������ -..,.'-���;,..  T. Dunn, hardware merchant, has  purchased a half interest in the United  Empire, on Ten Mile creek.  C. Macfarlane and T. Wilson, of  the B. C. Iron Works, left ' here on  Sunday for Rosebery, to instal the  engines in the new boat being built  there by the C.P.R.  Shares in the Goodenough mine  have been placed on the local market  at 25 cents.  The Snowbird, a Dayton creek property, owned by C. E Barber, of  Slocan City, has been successfully  syndicated here, by "Wings."  W. E. ' Flennmerfelt has returned  from New Denver, with which place  he is delighted. He is securing a  heavy stock of goods for his general  store, which he purposes opening in  the Williamson block in May.  There is t;o be an immense amount  of railroad building in Kootenay this  summer and eno.uiries have been  made here for 5000 men to commence  work in June. One contractor he-*e,  who has the construction of 20 miles,  is looking to Ontario for men. It is  more than probable that the Crow's  Nest Pass Railway will be commenced this spring.  Kill ED IM SNOW SLIDE  Three  Men   Buried   Beneath   an  Avalanche from the Mountain  AT THE SLOCAN MILLING CO. TRAM  er, securing the Jennie, Caledonia,  Libby, B, and Producer, Galena farm  properties, for $6000.  'Spokane parties are getting hold of  theOphir.  A. T. Monteith and K. A. Roberts,  Rossland people, have secured a $25,-  000 option on two-thirds of the Nicola,  Osborne and Treinont on Four Mile,  between the Thompson group ard  Fisher Maiden.  Ed. Bartlett has filed in the  supreme court suit against Wm; Valentine, to determine tliQ title to the  Lydia, Empress and Express, all  situated on Four Mile near Granite  mountain;- - Bartlett claiming a one-  third interest.  The statement was made last week       ..     ,..,,,.,���,,,.  in our Vancouver letter that a  big      About4oclock the men  working  strike of clean ore three feet In widthjon the Slocan Milling Go's,  tramway  had been made in the main tunnel of  the Dalhousie.    Such is not the caseV  The last contract of 100 feet  was fin-'  ished iO.da.ys ago, and  the showing  is about the same :as  when in  300  feet. .-.���'���.'.-. .--.'��� '���.���''",''  -  Sunday \vas a day of snow slides.  One could stand at his doorway and  count them by twos coining down the  deep slopes of Goat mountain. But  these were only little fellows. The  big boys were making life miserable  for the hardy miners farther up on the  hill sides.  QUITE   METROPOLITAN.  TUNNEL. SHAFT, DUMP  Of  muc^ they are willing to contribute,  they might yet, get that wagon road  to Three Forks and Silverton, as well  as the wagon roads up Four Mile and  Springei* creeks. Both members favor  these enterprises, but they ask for  something material , to strengthen  their representations to the Government. Denver gets. $1000 for a new  school, and Brandon and Sandon are  referred to in the same catalogue.  ���Mr. Hume has been rubbing it into  Hon. Mr. Martin about the sale of  lots in New Denver, and something  will be heard of it soon. He thinks  it would establish a dangerous precedent to grant deeds in Denver to  delinquent buyers'.  Despite all assertions to the contrary  Capt.  Napoleon  Fitzstubbs will  not  continue   as Gold   Commissioner for  West Kootenay, and he has received  notice to that effect:    Mr. Goepel is  esteemed too good an auditor to give  him the vacant position,  and it will  be a scramble among the lesser lights.  Several changes are pending to the  general outline of the Mineral Act.  and it would be well to be prepared.  There will be a- change affecting the  incorporation of joint stock companies,  as well as the abolition of licenses for  men working in the mines.   Frank  Wells' recent cise. re. the Monitor and  the expression '* in on it" will be the  basis for a radical amendment to the  present act.    Unless the supplementary estimates are    more sweeping,  A. II. Bremner is getting  hold  the Robertson and Jennie Lind.  The Enterprise will make a ship  ment of 40 tons in the course- of a few  days.;-.,:''-..  A snow slide took away the ore  house and cabin at the Nepawa  last  week.: . ..'-������  ,  '.  The men who were employed at  the Nepawa have been transferred to  the Thompson group.  John Tingling has bonded t he-  Little Daisy and Golden, for ��35,000.  The deal was closed Wednesday.  Work began Monday on the construction of a telegraph-telephone line  to Slocan City from New Denver.  L. J Cross of Nelson, '.bought at  sheriffs sale last week J.- T. Nault's  interest in the Bell View for $100.  The Arlington Consolidated M. &S.  Co.Y-bas secured the Arlington No. 2  and Burlington No. 2 on Springer  creek.  The Dominion Mines Co. is getting  control of the Naomi, Alligash and  Silver Wreath, Cody Creek, and will  work them this season.  A slide on the trail leading to the  Bondholder, Ten Mile, caught a pack  horse last week and maimed it so  chat it had to be killed.  John Popham has transferred to the  Fisher Maiden Consolidated Mining &  Smelting Co. his interest in the  Fisher Maiden and Silverton No. 2.  Mr, Tereni who has bonded the Get  There Eli and Bachelor claims on Ten  Mile creek, will set 16 men to work  in the. course of a few days opening  them up.  The Producer deal has been pushed through,. G. A. Ycrex of .Vancouv-  Jfjiv'iDen.vcr Assuming: City Airs Slowly  .'but Surely.  Among the many up-to-date ideas  that have lately presented themselves  to the citizens of the Queen City of the  La ke,; is the one of electric 1 igh ting.  The idea of such a thing impressed  the people favorably arid soon we are  to see: that idea put proper!y into ex  ecution.: ;   -.- ;>V/;,'vy';\''  Electrician���,'��������������� Stewart has worked  hard to get the plant esta blished here.  He met with .disappointments at first  but those are now dispelled ; the boir-;  er, dynamos and complete plant: is  here "and will, it is calculated, be  ready to turn on the current by Saturday, week at most, The boiler is  in position and in a few days the  building will be erected for the dynamos and plant. When in working  order it will have a capacity of 750  16 C. P. lights at brilliancy. The  work of stringing the 'wires is under  way, many business houses being already strung.  ���MIRING   NOTES.  The-rjillv B has a verv line showing- of -ore at  '���present. The vein, in the face of the diiift is 1-1  inches in thickness and it extends back unbroken  for over 8(i feet varying from 8 to 14 inches in  width, assays on which give an average of 3o0  ounces of silver to the ton. Although considerable ore has been taken out in the.prdcess of drifting ���none has been shiuped, and it is not intended  to "do so until further develo])ment operations eon**  templated have been completed.  Mullan's pack train is busy hauling np supplies  to the Skylark and Ranger.  The Two Friends mine has shipped over 10 carloads of ore this winter. Twenty-three men are  are at present engaged oh .this'���property, but it is  intended to close down soon, only ''retaining  enough men to carry on development work during the summer.  Five, men a re employed on the Regina a claim  situated in the. Arlington basin. This property is  improving under development work.  The Alma group, bonded to Jim Gilhooley recently for ��3'J,000 is employing five men who are  -busily engaged developing the property. Some  very nice ore is in sight and continues to .improve  both in-quantity and quality as the work pro  feeds.  Kindness  Appreciated.  To Supt. Hickey and all others who have s;>  kindly assisted and comforted me in the sad loss  of my partners, Ah'.x. Stanslield and Clark Ribbee  who, with Chas. H. Phillips, were killed in the  snow slide Sunday. I wish to express my hcartfel  thanks. My gratitude can be measured by the  sorrow I have suffered.  H. G. LiNcor.x.  Three Forks, April G, 18D7.  Don't be a sponge when there are  so many of the genuine article on  view a*- Nelson's Drug Store. t  ��� Old'Sol is hard'on the eyes these  days, Get a. pair ot smoked glasses  at Nelson's Drug Store and protect  vour eve?. t  near Three Forks, heard: the , roar of  a  slide coining from above.   Supt.  Hickey,    Clark  Bibbee   and   Alex.  Stansfield   were   standing together,  and Chas. H. Phillips had just come  up,   on  his way  to the mine  after  spending the Sabbath with his young  wife in Sandon.     They all started to  ;run down the tramway.   Stanslield,  Bibbee and Phillips sought shelter in  a snow   shed   Close   by,   but  Supt.  'Hickey  kept on the race for life and  fortunately escaped, uninjured.  yTIic  slide struckjthe shed with tremend-  ous force and demolished it in a  moment, burying all beneath 30. feet ot  snow,    timbers  and; rock.       Supt.  Hickey summoned help and  25 men  were soon at work digging to rescue  the-bodies of the unfortunate  boys, .  but it was not until after nine o'clock  at night that they Were found.  ���  Although    the   snow   shed    was  strongly built its timbers were snapped like pickets.    The bod y of Stanslield was found with a 10x12 timber  across the head.   With his arm about  its neck and his head resting partly  upon it was found the carcass of his  faithful dog, which he had apparently attempted to hold in  the shed to  prevent its being caught in the slide.  His   body was not greatly  bruised  outwardly, but those of Phillips and  Bibbee were frightfully crashed and  lacerated.  The sadness surrounding the death  of Phillips is largely augmented by  the fact that he had been married but  three weeks. He had been in Sandon  to visit his wife at the Balmoral hotel  and reached the spot just in time to  be caught in the slide. He was 27  years of age.  Stanslield came to this section from  Prince Albert in company with H. G.  Lincoln, leaving there in October  last. They were jomed at Fort Steele,  by Bibbee. Bibbee was 27 and  Stansfield 22 years of age. Their  parents and relatives reside at Fort  Steele and Prince Albert.  Dr. Brouse was summoned and proceeded to the tramway Monday morning to hold an inquest. The verdict  of the jury was that death was in  each case accidental, and that no  blame wras attachable to anyone. The  bodies were brought to New Denver  for burial on Tuesday afternoon.  CLOSE   CALL   FOR   SANDON.  Much 'excitement was caused in  Sandon Monday at noon, and people  were rusliing about in every direction, owing to an avalanche of snow  coming down the draw which separates the Argo mine from the Victoria,  just at the lower end of the town.  Luckily, however, the railway cutting on the Argo stopped the force oi  the slide and averted what might  have been a terrible disaster. 2  THE   LEDGE.  Fourth Year.  Baby  Bunting-.  On the old stone step of a doorway tall,  Where the shadows lie cool and deep,  A wee little w oman of half -past three  Is singing hei baby to sleep  Crooning a lullaby soft and low,  With the old rag doll she is lulling to sleep  With this musty old cradle song.  "By, O baby buntin'        '  Daildy's gone a-huntin'���  Get a little wabbit skin  To w'ap the bye-bye baby in."  In an old churchyard where the sunbeams peep  Through a tangle of roses red  The sweet little woman lies fast asleep  In a little white marble bed.  ,A motherless doll with a broken arm,  Is waiting the sad summer long  For this dear little woman of, half-past three  Who sang her this cradle song:  "By, O baby buntin',  ,    Daddy's gone a-huntin '���  Get a little wabbit skin  To w'ap the bye-bye baby iu."  The sunbeams lie in a silver sheen  In patches upon the floor;  A phantomi wearing a baby's face  Looks in at the open doo'r.  A mother waits with empty arms,  Sobbing the lone summer long,  As an echo steals to her darling's place  With this blessed old cradle song:  ''By, Q baby buntin'. .  Daddy's gone a-huntin'��� '.��.  Get a little wabbit skin  To w'ap the bye-bye baby iu."  ���;���-.���', ���Will Allen Dromgoole,  OUR   UNEXPLORED   GLOBE.  ��� The New York Literary Diget says: "We are  apt to think that we moderns have very little to  do in the way of exploring the globe, and that  the recent explorations in Africa have quite,,put  the finishing touch to geographical knowledge, so  that he who wishes to set foot,on virgin soil must  sigh, like Alexander, for another world. Those  wno entertain such opinions may calm themselves  with the thought that no ��� less a portion of the  earth's surface than 20,000,000 square miles is yet  a lit subject for investigation, and ou a large part  of this the foot of civilised man has not yet tread.  We translate from 'Comos', (Paris, June G) an article that brings this fact out very clearly. It runs  asfollows:  "At the London Geographical Congress, Mr.  Logan Lobley gave a very interesting study of  the jn-esent state of exploration of the globe. It  appears that modern geographers have an ��� iin-  mense.amount of labor before them to make us  acquainted with all parts of the earth. This con  elusion will astonish some people, for "there is a  general impression that almost all regions of the  earth are. explored.  Mr. Lobley re.ir.inds us that, in the first place,  toward the middle of the sixteenth century, all  ?eas had been traversed by navigators, and that in  tne maps of the continents were not yet very exact, at least their relative positions and their general configuration were' known. Australia itself  appears on a French map of 1542 under the name  of Great Java. In the course of the GO years included in the last decade of the fiftsenth contury  and the sixteenth, a pleiadof navigators had ad  van ced geographic knowledge in a degree that has  never been reached in any other period so short.  Sebastian d'Elano had made his first voyage  around the world; Vasco de Gama had doubled  t le Cape of Good H pe, Christopher Columbus  nad added "the two Americas to the map; the voyages of Cabot, of Magellan, had completed this  wonderful list of new. discoveries.  "To-day, outside of the polar regions, we must  eoiffess that all the seas have been explored, but  this is far from being the ease with the land. An  immense extent is entirely unknown to us;  : not ler, still more considerable, has been only  imperfectly explored; travelers have traversed  it, commerce has cvploited some of its  products, but good maps of it do not  exist. Finally only the least partis well known;  geodesy has covered it with a network of triangles  and the maps of it are completed even from a topographical standpoint.  After the Arctic and Antarctic regions, which  have remained inaccessible up to the present time,  Africa is the part of the world that is least known  t) us, notwithstanding the admirable explorations  made in this century, which are daily clearing up  the map. The earliest explorers, however, could  not dream of serious efforts, and irtanv years will  pass before the country will be thorougfilv explor-  ���ed.      ��� '    "  N After Africa, Australia offers the vastest field to  the in vestigatibn of explorers;   we must remem-  of the famous Kootenay country,and he has made  some very interesting observations.   He said :  "There are two hundred people going into the  country every day and a hundred leavinirit  daily .''said Mr Chandler. " The prospectors are  nearly all Americans, and the mines are nearly  all in their hands, but nearly all the big sales are  made to Canadian and British capitalists. Hundreds of prospectors in the last six months have  sold claims of the regulation size, 1500 feet square  for prices ranging from $1000 to $75,000. The day  we were in Woodbery a mining expert on behalf  of an English syndicate paid -*r5000 for a claim on-  which no work'had been done, except an open cut  nine feet long.  "The life there is totally different from what one  would naturally expect in a new mining country  where there is a boom. If a man is found carrying a gun or a knife it any of those boom towns,  he is arrested. I did not see a single drunken  man in Rossland. No saloons are allowed except  in connection with a full-fledged hotel whereat  least seven rooms are regularly occupied by  guests. The strictest rules of order prevail. Everyone seems to be thoroughly honest and we heard  of no one having been 'done up ' The community  will not stand any crooked work.  "Another thing that was very interesting is the  fact that the Canadian laws are much better in  regard to the rapid formation of stock companies  than are the United States laws. It is practically  impossible to 'freeze out' the small stoek-holdei  under the Canadian laws and that is why it is so  much safei to invest small amounts in big concerns than it is in this country. Hundreds of men  who went out into the Kootenay a year ago with  only ��200 or .--300 are now worth as many thousands.  "From the government records at New Denver  I copied a list of the actual cash sales of mining-  properties that had been made since iasfc December. There were thirty of them ranging from  $15,000 to ^350,000. And, mind you, these are all  cash-down-in-full-bn-the-spot sales.*' <-  Messrs. Chandlar and Huntington visited Nakusp, on . the Canadian Pacific; Rosebery; on  Slocan lake; New Denver, where since December  sales of claims aggregated over a million ; Three  Forks, where a large concentrator is located, and  Slocan, the heart of the richest mining district in  the Kootenay. Tl e Star mine there has alr.ady  paid *300,000 in dividends, and declared $100,000  payable April 15. "I went in on the 400-foot  level," said Miv Chandler, "and climbed the shaft  to the top of the mine. The stakes showed a vein  of ore thirty feet wide of silver and lead."���Min  neapolis Journal.  Bill Nye on  Playwritin^  her that even .the seacoast was not fully explored  till 1843. Since that time, at the price'-of. great  suffering, it has been crossed from south to north,  bat no traveller has yet traversed it from east to  west.  "In the two Americas, except thecxtreme northern and southern parts, the continent is known;  nevertheless, the whole central region of South  America, though in great part unexplored for  commercial purposes (for mines, wood, caoutchouc  etc.) is not exactly mapped.  "To sum up, the yet unexplored parts of tho  globe cover aii area of about 50.000,000 square kilometer--, (about 20,<XK'm:km' square miles), approximately divided thus:  Square miles.  Africa  ��������� <;,500,ooo  Australia 2.000,000  America 2,000,000  Asia     200,000  Islands     4<,0,000  A re tic Regions.  3,000,000  A ntarctie Regions 5,300.QOO  Total 20,000,000  "Opportunity will not be wanted here for a'long  time, to the explorers who wish to undertake their  part of the immense task that must be achieved  by humanity before it knows its own world.,''  Tales From The Kootenay.  -One correspondent asks,: "How do you introduce a villan into a play ?" I reply at once, with  my head thrown back and with flashing eye, that  I do not use a villain at all in my play. Curse  him! I say. I cannot use him. I tried to utilse  him in my firs and only, great tr-miti���  work, but kept forgetting about him -  I could not think of anything for a villian to  say that seemed appropriate, so I discharged him,  and now you can see him every evening in the  audience criticising the play or squeezing out and  in in search of a drink, and grinding up the feet  of nice, respectable people in a sickening way as  he comes back and marches in across, the heaving  breast of row G, on the right hand side, he and his  jag marching two abreast. I always said that a  villian on the stage and another in the audience  was a waste of salary.  Play writing is far simpler than it is generally  believed to be> and, I often wonder why more  people do not attempt it, so that we might have  more manuscript to select from. Why is it that  writers, journalists and novelists hang back so  persistently when there are so many calls for  plays and such a booming market for them ? I  hope that every reader whose eye may fall upon  this essay will feel encouraged to go to work at  once. It is easy enough. You will have no trouble. Write several plays and submit them to  either of the dramatic critics of the New York  press. They will be glad to read them for the  ideas they may get but of them. Then if they  write plays themselves in after years vou can say.  if you feel like it, that they stole the idea from  your own.  Study humanity faithfully and you will sue  ceedif you successfully reproduce it in such a  way as to score a success. This rule covers the  ground. Sardou said that if I had written pages I  could not have said more.  . I also conceal my moral in the play so that it  will not be offensive to a New York audience.  This is in a great measure the secret of my great  success as a playwright. An exposed moral in  this city may show great originality, but people,  while they may apparently enjoy it,will not bring  their families to see it.  This is the reason my play writing, though  purely American, has been regarded as resembling the better work of Sardou.  The coming summer I purpose writing a moral  farce, which will be calculated hot only to elevate  the stage, but also at the same time elevate the  mortgage on the operahouse.  B  FEED J. SQUIEE  Nelson, B. C.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings always on hand.  w  Hue.  Of  1-!. Chandler, city ticket agent  returned v.-stenli v from a three weeks  the. Soo  " tour  The new addition to the ������  LELAND  HOUSE  Makes it one of the Largest and most ���  Comfortable Hotels in Kootenay. f  MRS. D. A. McDougald. i  JST-A.KXJSF', - - BC,'  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,030.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    :     859,698.40  Sir Donald A. Smith, G.C.M.G'President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E.S,Clouston, General Manager,  A. Macnider, Chief Inspector & Supt. of Branches.  A. B. Buchanan, Inspector of Branch returns.  W. S. Clouston,  Assistant Inspector.  James Aird, Secretary y  Branches in  the United States.  all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  New Denver Branch.  A general banking business transacted-  New Denver, B.C.  Is situated on the banks of the beautiful Slocan Lake, and guests can sit upon  the balcony and gaze upon the grandest scenery in America without extra charge  The fire escape system is excellent. The rooms are airy and decorated with the'  latest results of the wall paper art. The exterior of the hotel is painted in colors  that harmonize with the idealistic scenery. The Dining Room is always provided with food that;is tasty; digestible and satisfying to the inner economy of,  man. The Bar is replete with the most modern, as well as ancient brands of  nerve producers. . '.-,,.  Goldbugs, ��� Silver Democrats, Canadian Capitalists, Prospect >rsj Miners,  Tenderfeet, Ten Mile Millionaires and Pilgrims of every shiade in politics; religion or wealth are,welcome at this house. . ! y*  ger,  make for the Newmarket when you reach the Slocan metropolis and do not for-  andlord's name;  it is  get the f  Henry  \9  The immense discoveries on Kokanee  Creek led to the formation of the���  Canadian Mining, Milling^ SmeltingCo., Ltd  which has.taken over   the   following  choice claims:  Homestretch  Glacier 4,  Two Snowbirds,  Clara G.  CAPITAL, -#2,000,000-2,000,000 SHARES  400,000 shares for development now in treasury  market      j  This stock is hound to go up, as any prospector in  the district who has been on the property can tell  you that the croppings on the Homestretch exceed  almost anything yet discovered in the Kootenay.  The original owners form the company and stock is  selling on its own merits.  Call on or write to the Secretary for Prospectuses.  Ore can be seen at office.  LEIGHTON & WILLIAMS, Mining Operators & Brokers.  Box 111, Sandon, B.C.  A'ot Paradoxical.  From the Adams Freeman.  The people whose years accumulate slowly are  those who take a day off occasionally.  Inconclusive.  There's no end to the cats on the Island of man.  No shooting or poison avails ;  Imagine the reason my friends if you can',  'Tis because these same cats have no tails, Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  o  GENERAL   MINING   NOTES,  The Raven  mine, on the  northeastern end  pi  Texada Islahd,.which has just attained a depth of  25 feet, has become one of the leading shipi>ers of  the island. It has 500 sacks of v25 gold-Copper ore  taken from a seven-foot vein, which has held its  width and value from the surface down. This  property is near Stewart Bay, where a town is  rapidly springing up. 3  A Vancouver syndicate has closed a deal with  a London syndicate for the sale of six claims in  the Big Bend of the Columbia in Ground Hog  basin, near the Orphan Boy mine. The price was  in the neighborhood of $30,000. The purchasers  have acquired quite a number of other properties  in the same vicinity, and will expend a, large  amount of money in the Big Bend during -"he  coming summer in opening uo their properties.  The syndicate i�� said to be' veryjstrong financially.  In Boundary district quite a number of mining  sales have occurred, and, mon, are in prospect.  In Deadwood Camp the Hope was sold to a Colorado miner for ��12,000 cash. At Long Lake the  Vancouver Prospecting Company has purchased  the Jewel ��� and has increased the force, working  three shifts. The Ethiopia, on the same lead with  the Jewel, has been purchased by the Lexington  Company of Bntte, Mont. The mother lode in  Deadwood Camp has been sold to the Boundary  Mines Company. This has become a shipping  mine. In Greenwood the mines of the Boundary  Creek Mining and Milling Company are accumulating first-class ore oh the dumps.  - y New Goods, Art Squares, Carpets,  Linoleum, Gents' Furnishings, Hats,  boots & ShGes, latest styles at  y�� BOURNE Bros.  NOTIGE.  NOTICE i-s hereby givan that applieati *n will be  made to the Legislative Assembly of the Pru-  , vince of British Columbia at its present session  for an Act'to incorporate a company for the purpose of supplying water, and generating -.electricity for the supply of light, power, and heat to the  inhabitants or 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 Fourmile  Creek or its tributaries so much of the water ol  the same as may be necessary or proper for, supplyingwater, and for generating and supplying  electricity to consumers; and to Construct, maintain 'arid' 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  ���������  Datedat New Denver, BC;. the 18th day of  March, -A.D. 1897.  ��� 'V;.-:. Vv'������:'���:::t.���;���������'���'.'. R. b.'kerr,y'v.'-y v:,y;;.  mh25L7 Solicitor for the applicants  NOTICE.   "'  APPLICATION    FOR   LIQUOR   LICENSE.  "VfOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned  i\ will in thirty (lays from date apply to the Stipendiary Magistrate of West Kootenay for a license to sell liquor at retail at their hotel on Cory's  pre-emption, Slocan Lake district.  ALLEN & CORY.  New DenverrMarch 11,1897.  APPLICATION FOR LIQUOR LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days from  the date hereof I will apply to the Stipendiary  Magistrate of West Kootenay for a license to sell  liquor at retail in my hotel at New Den ver.  N.  ANGRIGNON.  New Denver, March 11th, 1897.  NOTICE.  Dissolution of Partnership^  "VTOTICE is hereby given, that the partnership of  i> 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 firms are to be paid to William  Hunter and Co., who will also pay all the debts of  these firms.  Hunter & McKinnon  Hunter, McKinnon & Co.  William McKinnon  William Hunter  T. A. Wilson.  Silverton. B. C,  March 29th, 1897.  DISSOLUTION OF   PARTNERSHIP.  Sandon, B:C, March 1. 1897.  The partnership heretofore existing between  S. B. Hendee and M. W. Bruner, under the firm  name of S. B. Hendee & Co.. is this day dissolved  by mutual consent, M. W. Bruner retiring. S.B.  Hendee will pay all accounts and collect all  monies, payable by or due to the above Company  from the above date.  S.B. HENDEE.  M. W. BRUNER  NOTICE ""  THE COLUMBIA  AND KOOTENAY   RAILWAY AND NAVIGATION COMPANY.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that plan, profile and  11 book of reference of a branch of the above  railway from Slocan City to a junction with the  Nakusp and Slocan Railway near Rosebery, are  now on file in the Land Registry Office, Victoria.  J. D. TOWNLEY,  Secretary.  Vancouver, B.C.,  March 81st, 1897.  CERTIFiCATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  TWO   FRIENDS    MINERAL   CLAIMS.  Slocan Mining Division of West Kootenay District.   Located East of Arlington Basin.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T. Twigg as  agent for Richard Marpole, free miners certificate No. 65804, intend sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  certificate of improvements to be issued in his  nand the names of Peter M. Schonberg, free  miner's certificate No. 61559, Andrew Provost, tree  miner's certificate No. 65824, George T. Gormley,  free miners certificate No, 74530, and Cornelius  Mnrphy, free miner's certificate No 74220, for the  purpose of obtaining a Crown .grant of the above  claim! \  And further take notice that action under section  c7 must be commenced before theissuance of such  Sertificates of improvements.  Dated this1th day of February, 1897. fb-i-ap  RABBIT PA AV MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Located one mile south of  Sandon, and south of the Silver Smith.  rpAKE NOTICE that the Star Mining & Milling  JL Company, Ltd. Lia., free miner's certificate  No. 745i)9, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of  improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance oi  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 18th day of February, 1897.  V . .-   ������'   Vy ���;.-;.  .- ��� -    ;" yv.  '.. ������' " fbl8eapl8  NOTIGE.  T S. T. WALKER, hereby give notice that I  JL 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'rencing at a stake planted on the north  limit of Ten Mile (10) creek, about 3 miles east ol  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  ' ' "   io '"   " '   "   20  10  20  BAHK OF  1ITM NORTH AMES  Established in 1836.  Incorporated by Royal Charter in 1840  Paid-up Capital............... S*4,866,C66  Reserve Fund.  ���..       1,338,333  London  Office���3 Clements  Lane, Lombard  ..*'��� -.-'   -,���.--. St., E. C.  chains,  chains,  chains,  chains,  chains,  thence south  thence south  thence south  thence south,  thence- south  chains, thence east 10  chains, thence east 10  chains, thence east 2u  chaius, thence east 10  10 chains  thence east 10  chains, thence south 40 chains to the s.e. corner,;  thence following the north boundary of Ten Mile  creek north-westerly to point of commencement',  and containing 500 acres more or less.  Dated February lfith, 1897. -febl6 apl ���  NOTICE.  T RICHARD. ROBERTS, hereby, give notice  JL that I intend, 60 days after date, making application to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  works for. permission to purchase 160 acres of  unreserved crown land, situate near the mouth of  Six Mile creek, Slocan Lake, West Kootenay  District, commencing at initial post "A," thence  west 40 chains; thence south 40 chains; thence  east 40 chaius; thence north 40 chains to point of  commencement.  Dated, March 2d, 1897.  COURT   OF   DIRECTORS.  J. H. Brodie ,  E. A. Hoare  John James Cater H. J. B. Kendall  Gaspard Farrer J. J. Kingsford  Henry R. Farrer Frederic Lubbock  Richard H. Giyn Geo. D.Whatman  Secretary���A. G. Wallis.  . Head Office in Canada���St. James St.,  Montreal,  H. Stikkman, - -        General Manager  J. Elmsly, Inspector.  BRANCHES   IN  CANADA.  London Kingston Halifax N, S.  Brantford Ottawa Rossland. B.C.  Paris Montreal Sandon, B.C.  Hamilton Quebec Victoria, B.C.  Toronto St John, N.B.Vancouver, B.C,  Fredericton, N.B. Winnip'eg.Man. Brandon, Man.  Kaslo, B G, Trail, B C  AGENTS IN THE UNITED STATES. ETC. {  New York���52 Wall Street���W. Lawson, & J. G.  Welsh.   .     ���:'������'���'"������ "��� '      '���,..:'..,-.-  Sau Francisco���124 Sansom St.���H. M. I. Mc-  Michaei and J. R. Ambrose. ;  London Bankers���The Bank of England Messrs  Glyn&'Co.' : y ;  Foreign Agents���Liverpool���Bank of Liver  pool. " 'Scotland���National Bank of Scotland  Limited, and branches. Ireland���Provincial  Baiikof Ireland, Ltd., and branches, National  Bank, Ltd., and branches. Australia���Union  Bank of Australia, Ltd. New Zealand���Union  Bank of Australia, Ltd. India, China and Japan  ���Mercantile Bank of India, Ltd. .Agra Bank,  Ltd. West Indies���Colonial Bank. Paris-  Messrs. Marcuard, Krauss et Cie.   Lyons���Credit  Lyonnais.  GEORGE KYDD. Manager  ;'���   Sandon, B C  First Bank Established in the Slogan  Incorporated by Rojral Charter 1862.  Capital (with power to'increase)........ 1*2,920,000  Reserve...... ....y..... ...............      486,666  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 '"Wm. Glynn's N.  E. Corner, running thence West forty chains,  thence South forty chains, thence East forty  chains, thence North following Lake to starting  point, containing one hundred and sixty acres  more or less, said post being 300 yards more or  less from this notice in a Northerly direction,  near mouth of Nemo Creek on West Shore of  Slocan Lake.  Dated this fourth day of Maa'ch, A. D., 1897,  WILLIAM GLYNN.  Head Office : 69 Lombard Street, London, Eng.  BRANCHES I  In British Columbia:���Victoria, Vancouver, New  Westminister,Nanaim6,Kamloops.NELSON,  KASLO and SANDON, (Slocan District),  In the United States:���San Francisco and Portland.   Agents and Correspondents:  CANADA :���Canadian Bank of Commorce,  Merchants' Bank of Canada, the Molsons Bank,  Imperial Bank of Canada and Bank of Nova  Scotia, UNITED STATES:���Canadian Bank  of Commerce (Agency), New York; Bank of  Nova Scotia, Chicago. The London and San  Nrancisco Bank, Ltd., Tacoma. The Puget  Sound National Bank. Seattle. The Exchange  National Bank, Spokane. AUSTRALIA AND  NEW ZEALAND:���Bank of Australasia.  HONOLULU:   Bishop & Co, ,     I  HBNRYF, MYTTON;   .  Lioeal Manager.  Sandon Braribh,  NOTICE 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.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all persons  ri having any claims against the assigned  estate of Joseph Irwin, of New Denver, in the  Province of British Columbia, are required to  send on or before the 1st dav 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 which  notice has been received on or before the said 1st  day of May next.  McMillan & Hamilton,  Trustees,  of Water Street, in the City of Vancouver  and Nakusp, Kootenay District, B.C. ml  11  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase 240 acres of land, situated near the shore  of Slocan lake, between Rosebery and New  Denver, and described as follows:���Commencing  at a post planted about half a mile east ^from the  mouth of Wilson Creek, immediately north of the  right of way of the Nakusp & Slocan Railway ;  thence 60 chains north: thence 40 chains east;  thence 60 chains south; thence 40 chains west to  the point of commencement.  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red  Mountain  RAILWAYS  INSON.  WILLIAM   THOMLL  New Denver, B.C..  Dated this 31st day of March, A.D. 18;'��7.  The only all rail route without change  f cars between Nelson and Rossland  nd Spokane and Rossland.  Only Eoute 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"  7:30 a.m.       SPOKANE      6:30 p.m.  Close connection with Steamers for Kaslo and  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle  River and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus w th stage daily.  &Slocan  TIME CARD No. 1.  IN EFFECT WED.J0V. 25,1895  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Leaved 00 A.M.   Kaslo Arrive, 3 50 P.M.  ��� ���"   8 36     "       South Fork ">     3 15 ' "  4'   9 36     "      Sproule's .���"���'���  2 15 "  "   9 51    " -.���-���Whitewater;:  '��������������   2 00 "'  ����� 10 03 ���'- '..* Bear Lake 4i      1 48 ���'  "10 18 "      McGuigan "       1 33 "  " 10 30 '���      Bailey's "      l 21 '������  ���' 10 38 "       Junction "       112 "  Air. 10 50 "      Sandon Leave 1 00 "  For rates and information apply at  Company's Offices.  ROBT. IRVING,        R. W. BRYaN,  -..-;.Supt. and Ass't Trras  Traffic Mngr.  and  Western R'y Co.  Schedule Kb. 3, Jan. 4, '9T  Stations  ,-AVESTBOUND.-  Nol No. 2  Passenger.  Tues.,   v Daily  Thurs.    except  & Sat.,    Sunday. Lv.  6:30 pm   8:30 am Trail  6:40 pm   8:40 am  6:45 pm   8:45 am  ^EASTBOUND.-^  No. 2 No. 4  Passenger.  Tues.,     Daily  Thurs.   except  Ar.& Sat.,   Sunday.  8:00 am   6:00 pm  Smelter      ,7:47 am   .r):47 pm  McLeod's     7:42 am   5:42 pm  7:00 pm 9:00 am       Warlield      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   7:21 am 5:21 pm  7:15 pm 9:15 am Lake Mountain 7:16 am 5:16 pm  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  ,7:4.0 nm 9:40 am      Rowland       7:00 am 5:00 pm  8:00 pm 9:50 am  Rossland Wye  6:40 am 4:40 pm  J. A. JORDAN. C. D. & T. M.  THE   STEAMER  LEAVES NEW DENVER  eveiy morning at 8 o'clock  (Sundays excepted]   ^  FOR SILVERTON,  SLOCAN CITY and A LL  INTERMEDIATE POINTS.  Returning will,? if possihle, make connections  with the west-bound train on the N. & S. Ry.  Powder carried only on Fridays.  Time Table subject to change without notice.  G. L.ESTABROOK,Master.  PACIFIC  Tiie Quickest  and  Cheapest Route  East  or  Steamer leaves Nakusp every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday  morning*, making close connection  at Revelstoke with trains for  all points East or West  Before you travel get information from  C.P.R.   Agents as to time and  rates.    It will save you money  Apply to nearest Railway Agent  or to  GEO. McL. BROWN,  (District Passenger Ag-ent,  Vancouvei THE   LEDGE.  Fourth  Year.  R,  Published every.Thursday.  T.    LOWERY,    EDITOR    AND  FINANCIER.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  ONE YEAR  .Y...........  $2.00  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  pajxir. if you wish. Always send something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest  THURSDAY, APRIL 8,   1897.  A week later he entered the tailor  shop in a new suit which he had  secured in a Toronto departmental  store, and invited the tailor to become enthusiastic over the "bargain"  he had secured. It requires only a  very little reasoning power to argue  out results of such methods upon any  town. But there are many who want  to buy away from home and expect  to retain the custom of their neighbors. They should be pulled up with  a sharp jerk.  & WM. BENNISON, JNO. COVER, : H. E. COVER  ra& Brandies-  Everett, Wasli.  SyUpper Brook St.;London,  Members of the Rossland Stock Exchange  and Board of TriHr .humiiiti  Cable Address���"Bennison."  ,--'���   Moreing and Neal,  Clough's (new and old),  Bedford McNeill,  and A B C Codes  A   HARD   FORMATION.  The following in a Spokane paper  makes it clear to us why so many  Yankeeites are glad to get into  Canada :���  Harry L.Rodgers of the mining  firm of Tanner & Rogers,  returned  Prospectors are finding diamonds j last Friday from Chicago where he  in Cariboo.     Too bad that some of  has been on an extended business  People without money will d�� well  to sta5T away from the Slocan.   It is  a hard country for tramps,  as the  farmer with .fresh  eggs   under his  barn is in the minority.  ROSSLAND, B.G  DEALERS IN  AND  MINES  INING SECURITIES  these energetic fellows, do not hunt  for the wagon road between Three  , Forks and New Denver. There is  plenty of float in sight and we ;think  the lead will yet be found.  When the people in the east recover  from the circular insanity that caused  them to' buy so much wild cat stock  last year they will be wild with rage.  As in the, matter of prize fights their  own press is more to blame than the  sharks [from Spokane and other  American cities who have worked  their graft so successfully upon the  fools of eastern Canada.  A short time ago we touched up  the Ibex Company for the false statements it was making in ad vertising  its stock for sale to the stock crazy  fools east of the Rockies. For doing  this we have been slandered, libelled  and treated to all kinds of fish wifely  talk by the gang operating the Ibex.  One of the main arguments used  against us was that Carlyle had said  that such and such properties were in  Slocan. Carlyle' publishes a statement recently in the Minister of Mines  report in which he admits that he  made an error in reporting several  claims as being in the Slocan when  they were in AinswTorth.  WORKS   BOTH   WAYS.  There arc many people in the  Slocan who, . when they want  a . job of printing, a suit of  clothes or something else, send their  orders to firms at a distance in order  to save a few cents in their minds or  otherwise People who follow these  tactics do not help very much to  buildup any town and generally  find that the rule works more ways  than one. As an illustration we  print the following fact from a town  in Ontario :  In a certain town a merchant tailor  one dajr entered a book store and  priced a certain book. "Two-fifty!"  he exclaimed. "You just wait until  I show you something." He crossed  to his shop and came back with the  same book, which he had secured on  bargain day at a Toronto departmental store for $2. Two weeks later the  stationer entered the tailor shop to  gee a suit of clothes. He asked the  price and secured a sample  ot  cloth.  trip.   In answer to the inquiry  of  how he found things in; the east .he,  said :���" Terrible ; I never thought  our  country   was in   such a state.  Why,   I actually know of cases in  Chicago where good stout,  healthy  women went begging for a chance to  work at house work and offering to  accept as their pay the crumbs left on  the table or scraped off the plate,  along with what was thrown into tiie  swill tub.   Do you know," said Mr.  Rogers.    "I actually saw a strong*  looking man grab a  banana peeling  from the sidewalk of Chicago,   step  into an alleyway and proceed, to eat  it   as   eagerly   as    would   a   wolf  a piece of fresh meat."   Mr. Rogers  further stated that with the company  of a friend from  New Yerk he did  some "slumming" while in Chicago,  visiting   the   Haymarket and other  districts of note or history; that he  learned from persons who had studied  the subject that   thousands of able  bodied men who never were known  as idlers,   are  wandering about the  city begging a chance to work for  something,  sleeping "in outsheds or  sent to jail.a " vag," and that there |  are about 240,000 people in the city I  of Chicago, many of thenf women and  children,   who do not know where  they could secure a crust of bread.  They are disheartened and growing  desperate.   I do not know what the  outcome of it will be,, but it makes  me want to look back oyer the history  of the  world as I have read it at  divers times   with all the horrors of  the ancient revolutions.   I think I  can see   the   same   conditions   and  causes for a social revolution."   Yes,  Mr.  Rogers,   in the city of Chicago 1  where you saw that poor wretch grab  for and devour the banana peel, there  are hundreds of honest women forced  to sell their souls or die ; where all  these great towering buildings stand  as monuments to the thrift and skill  of American lab Dr. with the American  flag waving proudly over them the  poor laborer is with his family starving.    From, where special trains were  started with labor voters on board to  visit McKinley before the election  they are without shelter, while McKinley was being inaugurated at the  great expense of $3,000,030/ and the  great corporation power was singing  "God Save McKinley," and cursing  and trampling upon the people.  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 for  developed; mines and promising* prospects.  �� v ������������'.f*^es^*^';'Vv>Y^  In active mining operations and reduction of ores,  and a knowledge of the different mining district  B.C. enables us  to- furnish reliable and competent  information pertaining to mines arid mining matters.  References given.  Turner, Beeton & Co.  Wholesale Merchants, Shippers and Importers.  VICTORIA,  B.C.  LONDON,   ENG.  Kootenay Branch���NELSON, B. C.  A large stock of all sized bags always on hand in Nelson  H  OWARD 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, B C.  T. TWIGG,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  NeAv Denver, B C  Mineral claims, mines, timber limits, etc,-surveyed  G  WILLIM & JOHNSON,  (McGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  -ryr   W. BRUNER, M. D  Physician & Surgeon.  Sandon, B.C.  ".'���'���  Calls from a distance promptly attended to.  D  R. A. S. MARSHALL.  Slocan City,  B C  A      DRISCOLL, C. E.,,  Dominion & Provincial  Land Surveyor.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago  J^  C. CRAWFORD,  Correspondence solicited.  Q M. WOOD WORTH, M.A., LL.B,  NOTARY PUBLIC,  CONVEYANCER, E<;c,  I Brandon, Slocan City, B.C.  MINING and  REAL  ESTATE BROKER,  Mines in the Trail Creek District  for sale on Stocking or Bonding  basis. Office: TRAIL, B.C.  T.  ABRIEL]  NAKUSP, B.C.  REAL ESTATE,  MINES and INSURANCE,  Special attention paid to properties  on Cariboo Creek, Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  5  AS   IT   OFTEN   HAPPENS.  We'd often warned her not to light the fire with  kerosene,  And emphasized the  warning, since  the  girl  ���seemed rather green.  Thisniornihg, while my wife and I en joyed our  breakfast nap  That poor girl tried-the coal oil trick��� -*  '���Without the least mishap.  A darky preacher bought a mule .which balkqd  and wouldn't go,  And how to  start the  animal he really  didn't  know.  " Why don't you twist the critter's tail?" laughed  Reuben, from the farm;  The pastor instantly complied and-������*  *lt worked just like a charm.  He took a rusty  musket down and thought it  wasn't loaded;  He pulled the hainmer back and found the works  were corroded;  He then blew down the muzzle, hard, to see if  aught was in it *  '���There wasn't���so he loaded it   in less than  half a minute.  ���Frank S. Pixley.  Manager (indignantly)���I don't see why you  i should be. so troubled with stage fright, you told  'me that you sang in public with the Smashup  opera troupe.  New Tenor (tremulously)���And so I did sing in  public for two months with the Smashup opera  troupe; but, you see, I never sang to an aud.'ence  'before.  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 payroll, can  secure all the privileges of the above.  For further information apply to���-  J. E. Brouse, M.D.,  New Denyer, B.C.  or���   Emil Pohl, M.D., Sandon. B.C  F. LOCASTO,  New Denver.  TOBACCONIST,  NEWSDEALER,  and STATIONER,  Imported and Domestic Cigars, To-  baccoes, Fruits and Confectionery.  amis  awmi  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'to24 ' 12 ...  24 'to 30 ' 13 ..  Flooring, T & G, 6 " 20 ..  "               ������     4 " 22 .'.  V jc int Celling, * .   -.".   22 ..  "Rustic, 19 ..  Shiplap, 14 ..  Surfaced Dressed, 13 ..  A liberal discount on large orders for Cash,  PETER GENELLE & Co  Develop  :V  Stock.  �� ��� ���  This property is situated on  Two Friends  Mountain  Between the '' Lilly B " and  '' Two Friends" and is under  o Active  Development.  It consists of a small compact  ledge carrying Dry Ore, the  Paystreak of which varies  from four to eighteen inches.  It is what is known as a  *' grass roots " property, as it  outcrops at the foot of the hill  and can be traced about one  thousand feet with 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  ,was taken  C.'S. RASHDALL,  '.Notary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  INES& REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,  SOLD  and BONDED.       CORRESPONDENCE  ���INVITED���  Complete lists cfjdaims for sale.    Abstracts of claims, conveyancing.  The '  Windsor  Restaurant  ! IN NEW DENVER,      \  Is one of the Best and Aged Cafes  in the  Silvery Slocan.  It was in operation when  o    ���    ���  0      ��       9  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 where any  . appetite can be satiated.  �� ��  A sample sack, taken and  sorted the same as ore sorters  sample.for smelter shipments  Averaged  201 oz. Silver  and $2500 Qold.  Property open to inspection  any time, .       ,  ',:���   It is almost a certainty that  when it is properly opened ,  up  it  will pay   reasonable  dividends.  v.   e Capital 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.  Title4 clear; Bill of Sale  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 Regina Mining Co.  of Slocan, Ltd Liability.  Suckling Bros., Slocan City,  Rashdall & Fauquier, New Denver  Agents. (  COME EARLY AND AVOID THE RUSH.  j  Jacobson & Co.  MM^^VM^t^tl^^M^  #��  We are " still oh the old stand " selling  Prospectors' & Miners' Supplies,  Groceries, Hardware, Clothing,  Boots & Shoes. DHIIDiyp DDf|0  New Denver, B C  J  ameron  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Furnish Clothing  ������ in the : ���  -   Latest Style  ���-: of the : ���  Tailors Apt.  shops at THR.EE F-  Vi 6  THE   LEDGE.  Fourth Year.  LOST   SILVER   MINE.  Wealth Known  0��ly   to  Indians  Who  Concealed Its Source.  ;   Rome (Ga.) corr. New York Evening Post.:  Judge John CI Eve is one of the oldest and best  known, citizens of North Georgia. It was ihe who  toldgme Uie story of the "Lost Silver Mine" of  Georgia, which has bee u the subject of so much  ���speculation,, a few days ago when I was on a visit  to his big plantation on the Etowah river.  For several  years before the departure of the  Cherokee (Indians from Georgia there lived upon  the place which- his father purchased, and which  was afterwards incorporated in  the plantation  that he now owns, an old Spaniard by the name  of Macheca, who was an adept in the art of turning out trinkets of all sorts.   He was a pretty fair  jeweler and he also understood manipulating the  native ores of this section.   Tho Indians had become acquainted  with  some source of supply  whence they., obtained an abundance of silver-  bearing ore of such richness that old Macheca was  enabled to extract fronvit by the crudest methods  the   silver" which   he   made  up into armlets,  anklets, and other .ornaments, exacting half the  metal as his compensation for the work.  ���   The Indians were" very careful to conceal the  identity of their mine2 and its whereabouts was I  known only to a few individuals.   Those in the  c secret would leave their  bp the most circuitous r  destination, taking the Indian's care to conceal  their trail. They would remain away one night,  and on the night of the second day they would  return with their ponies laden with the; precious  ore. All attempts to follow them were thwarted  by their extreme caution and their skill in eluding  pursuit. Bribes were offered to them, in vain, as  they had  a superstition  tliat  the mines were  ^guarded by evilspirits who had it in their power  to visit the most terrible vengeance upon the  heads of those who should reveal tiie location.  When.:- Joe Eve, in 1848, came to his father's  plantation in Floyd County there were a few  I dians still: remaining in the old Nation; and  among tnem was Jack McAllister, a half-breed,  who, with his wife, applied to John Eve for treatment, they having heard that he was a medical  man. As their ailments were not serious her by.  the aid of a few simnle remedies soon restored  them to health.  The half-breed was exceedingly .grateful but  very poor. He approached jyoung Eve one day  and told him that he was going away to join his  people in the far West. He said that he had no  money, but that if his friend would go with him  he would, show him something that would be of  mere weariness. It was long past noon when he i  awoke, The Indian had their horses l-eady {  saddled, and they rode off in the direction of  home. After reaching the plantation Eve; took  from his pockets the lumps that he had secured in  the depths of the mountain and examined them.  They proved to be veiy rich specimens of silver  ore. He took them to old Macheca, who pro-  % nounced them identical with the ore that had  frequently been brought to him by the Cherokees  before their departure from the country. Eve related his experience to his father, and they determined, to profit hy it. They repaired to the hut of  the half-breed a few days alter wards, hoping -to  induce him to give them the proper directions to  the mine, hut they found the cabin vacant. He  and his wife were .probably a day's journey on  their way to the Western reservation.  Judge Eve believes that some day some fortunate prospector will stumble upon the abandoned  Cherokee miues, which he has never been able  and will find himself suddenly rich. But to rediscover, Judge Eve has grown too old and does  not like making another attempt to rediscover the  "lost mine."  Punch's Tribute to Blonclin.  -���K.ieg of the High Ror-E.  Born at St. Omer, February 28,1824.  Died at Ealing, ^February 22,1897.  Blohdin is dead,! No more he'll tread  The rope that was his path in life  With valiant stride- uplifted head,  And mien of hero loving strife !  But thought of battle never stirred  i That modest victor of the cord;  His conquests were the plauditsiheard,  His courage was its own reward!  May never be a second Butte, but it will be  Its location in the centre of what is admitted' to be the  richest silver district on earth cannot help, with the unsur  passed scenery that surroundsit upon every side, but make  one of the most famous towns of modern:times. 'If vou  desire a home in this beautiful spot buy a lot from  ���wigwams at night, and   Fearless, his heart was all too soft,  outes would reach their -Though true as steel ri  vast benefit  excited the  agreed   to  to him in after days. The proposal  interest of the r young man and he  accompany, the half-breed on the  mysterious trip. It was on a dark night in the  summer of 1847 that they set out mounted on a  couple of Indian ponies. They rode through the  forest in the direction of Pine Log Mou.nt.xin,-  about 20 miles away. At that time there were no  roads through the country, and the Indian trails  1 -ading from point to poiht were ill-defined, so  t-iat nobody but a man accustomed to picking his  way through the forests could rind his way, even  iu daylight. McAllister rode in front arid Eve  allowed his pony to follow.  After riding at a lively gait for about five hours  the leader halted, and in an undertone told his  companion to dismount, The half breed careful'y  secured the horses and signed to the young man  to follow him as he picked his way through the  thick underbrush up the sleep hill slope. They  walked half or three fourths of a mile through the  Avoods, until they reached a dense thicket, into  which the half-breed plunged, lifting the over  hangiug boughs that fell like a screen behind  them.   A few.paces brought them to the mouth of  ight to the core!  He stretched his steadfast line eloft,  And kept it, wishing nothing more!  The Union Coal Company of Gjmoxhas entered into contract with tiie smelter companies of  Kootenai and Trail to supplv them wilh l,(.00ton  of first-class coke per month for the nexc years  This is independent of a sunilar.cont -act made by  the Nanaimo Company and will result in driving  Colorado and Pennsylvania irom that field.  v: ' ,; ANGUS M'GILIA'RAV  OtkSMtOH  The Unit of Value  ypewriters is the  .rn-,  x  -T.fo.is   M-e-w  "E3Co-u.se,  Willi the old name, is well equipped to accomodate a large number of Guests.   The building i��  plastered aud the rooms-are uusurpased for comfort in the Slocan, while in the  Dining Room can be found the hest food in the market.  ROBERT   OUlNTNIlSrCS-  IFi,op>r,ietoi��  It sets a known  and tested  tandard  of excellence  Ev ryone  knows what it  represents���the  Best Work with  Least Labor,  Enduring Service, Unequalled Economy  and Conveni-  ience.  The.... :���  :���:  Manufacturers and Importers of  1  Bifllf No.  Model  bears the stamp of  Unqualified Public Approval  a small cavern descending abruptly into the side I a/t���������        *. Yi   ~^~ ~'���    ������  of the  mountain, and they entered, feeling their   Many   notable   improvements ill  the  way  carefully for a short  distance. .Then  the j  half-breed whispered to hig companion to he careful, as they would have to   descend a rude ladder  ;i  (;  UNDERTAKING and EMBALMING.  SHANNON'S BLOCK, ' NEW DENVER, B.C.  ii!  Ul  ��  made of a pinetree set in the shaft, its branches  f .irnishing foot-holds, and whe--e there were no  limbs notches had been cut in the body of the  t/unk.  Hand over hand McAllister descended, Eve  f jllowing him with a good deal of trepidation. At  t le bottom of the hole they paused, and Eve, hav-  i.ig some lucifer matches in his pocket, struck one  so as to get his bearings. But McAllister quickly  blew it out and gave him a good rating in an  undertone for his temerity in daring to strike a  light within the sacred precincts of the mysteiious  guardians of the place.  Groping around, McAllister raised a huge  fiat  sLone and motioned to Eve to descend.   The latter  felt his way  down the slippery  entrance.   The  hilf-breed instructed him to till his pockets with  whatever he should rind inside.   After descending  SDrne distance the floor of the, cavern became level  and the young man could feel lumps beneath his  f :et.   With   these he crammed his pockets, not  knowing how valuable they might prove to be.  Suddenly he  was  startled by  hearing the  half-  breed  calling  to him to come out- ''You  have  been   long'nough, come out or  I shut  you up."  Stumbling along the rough and narrow passage  he reached the  point where he  had left his  conductor, who hurriedly but carefully replaced the  stone, and they ascended by the same rude ladder  w.ii -h they had come down.   When they reached  ihe surface a thunder storm was In progress, and  the half-breed began to mutter incantations to the  spi-its, at the same time bemoauina the f-i'ct that  ii icy had been aroused to anger through the conduct of  himself and  companion.   He  evidently  regarded the thunder storm as a direct manifestation of the displeasure of the guardian genii.  They hastened down the slope, mounted their  Inrses, and, guided  by rhe lightning, rode away  in a direction   different from tha* by which  they  had approached the secluded vallev.   Dawn was  breaking when thev emerged from'the woods into  the more open country along the Hightovver river  and about sunrise they came to a small clearing  in which stood the cabin of a relative of AicAilis-  ter.   "Now  we  eat something and then,   you  young  and tired, you sleep," said the half-breed  as they entered the hut.   Eve was indeed greatlv  fatigued, but he says tliat he has always believed  tliatthcy administered some potion which caused  him to sleep m >re profoundly than he would fivirn'  1897   MODEL..  Catalogue free on Application.  JOHN f. Mil  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  BOOKS,    PAPER,  OFFICE   SUPPLIES  and >, ALL PAPERS.  AJVE, WASH.  In each of their establishments  IXinOIl    never blows sand  Have stores at  and  ft Prosjecis  Brandon, B. C,  Assay Price List:  Gold, Silver, or Lead, each   Gold, Silver and Lead, combined.....  Gold and Silver  ;   Silver and Lead   ... '  Copper (by Electrolysis). . .'.."���"  Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead.....  Gold and Copper.   Stiver and Copper.   Gold, Silver and Copper ... .   " ���   Platinum   Mercury..    Iron or Manganese   Lime, Magnesium, Barium, SUiea!"SuT-  phur, each   Bismuth, Tin, Cobalt, Nickel. Antimony,'  Zinc, and Arsenic, each....  .  Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter,, Ash  and percentage of Coke, if Coking  Coal) ���  .  June2oKS:'CaShWitll^mi)le-  FRANK  Assayer and  .81.50  3 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  4 50  2 50  ���2 00  3 00  5 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  4 00  4 0  Sandon  Silverton  Three Forks.  into the granulated saacharine, nor do the flies make  cemeteries out of the butter-tubs. Everything, excep  the prices are high grade in these'stores and the public,  especially new pilgrims, should not overlook this  sterling fact.  -Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large number of people. The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided with everything in the market.  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckley, Prop.  >  Anal  st  Agents for B.C. Sugar Refinery and  "Royal City Planing Mills.  NAKUSP, B..C.     . Fourth Year,  THE   LEDGE.  Ironies of Fate.  \  It's only when you've cash to burn  That offers come to lend:  Frien<ds choose what you already h i ve  When kindly gifts they send;..  The most persistent man is he  Whose absence most you wist;  It's on Friday that vou have  No appetite for fish.  The dish of which your hostess boasts  Is something you abhor;  The story that is slowest told  Is one you've heard before ;  The dictionary never tells  The thing you'want to know;  You never catch the girlyou like  Beneath the mistletoe.  '���������'���'       ���Washington iStar.  ONTARIO'S   MINERAL   WEALTH.  Official  Staterue -t   of    Its,  Richness.  Extent   and  THE   CURSE   OF   GAMBLING.  The rector of St. James Cathedral, Toronto,  gave his second addreess'On:'' Betting and Gambling." He said the Bible gives no definition of  gambling, hence he would take one from Mr.'  Herbert Spencer. yH1s definition is this, Vf Gam  bling is a kind of action by which pleasure is ob-!  tained by one person at the cost of pain to another  which contributes^ nothing to the stock of the  generalgood; the happiness of one is the misery  of the other.*:' SD'mueh for Herbert Spencer, and  accepting his definition as in the main correct, we  might broaden it but a little and say gambling is  playing a game of hazard for money or money's  worth or dealing in any transaction in which--the  law of chance hears rule, and where no equivalent is returned for the games obtained.  The Bishop then asked: "Wherein consists the  wrongfulness of this habit ? For what reason do  the pulpit* press, and society generally condemn  it ? Well, u;r this reason, amongst others, that  betting and gambling are a total violationin their  essential points of all the laws and the conditions  on which money can be obtained honorably.  What are those conditions ? One is the law of inheritance. That certainly does not and cannot  apply to gambling. Another law of getting  money honorably is by alucky find or discovery  as when a man lights oh a gold mine. The third  law of obtaining money by upright and honest  gift. The last condition or rule on which money  can be earned hohoriih'y is that simply of earning  it, earning it outright, securing it in return for a  benefit which has been conferred on an individual  or society.   . ,,'= ���'���''���:. ���'���;"  "The consumer ought to be in some way brother'a producer. Master, and men would meet  side by side.on this, broad and.righteous platform.  Any trade or occupation that tonplies with this  law and does its work honestly is an honorable  trade.. Your very bootblack complies with this  law. The farmer confers a benefit on society by  his labor and the sweat of his brow, because he  develops the agricultural interests, arid;therefore,  contributes to --t'-e national welfare of the  country at large. The gambler gives  nothing back���perhaps if I were, speaking  more accurately I might, say; that he does���he  gives back loss and disgrace to his victim, a  hlight upon his reputation, ruin to his family, destruction to his business, anguish to his wife-, ii  he has one, shame to his children and hereafter  possibly the eternal wasting and loss of a soul. Ah  the gambler does pay back for his gaming; he  pays back in tears and agony and' blood! The  spirit of the gambler is an incarnate and embodied selfishness; it is written on his very iorehead;  that is the essential spirit and atmosphere ol gambling."  In theCduse of Freedom.   -  Two pictures now on exhibition in New York  are to be sold on behalf of the Cuban war fund. A  curious feature in the history of these paintings is  that once before they were disposed of at public-  auction in aid of a politicalcause. They were  originally the property, of a Spanish Duke who,  sympathising with Garibaldi, gave them to be  sold for the benefit of the Italian patriot. Their  present owner is deeply m sympathy  with the revolutionists ��� or rebels as the  noil j Spaniard would undoubtedly coneid  er them���and it is one of the. ironies ot fate that  the pictures should again fall under the hammer  in the name of freedom, and for a cause so odious  to the original owner.  ���The Puritan.  Wantetl an Improvement.  "Is dessere de life insurance office ?" he asked,  as he res.ted one foot side-wise on the door-sill.  "Yes!" shouted one of the clerks; "come in."  "Much bleeged," with a bow and took off his  hat.   "I wants tor get somr, life insurance on er  mule."  The clerk looked surprised and said: "You ain't  looking for the mule to die. are you ?"  "Deed I isn't," he answered ; "but I want ter  sell de animal, an' anyone that gets his eyes onter  'im fer fibe minutes ain't gwine ter buy 'im wid-  out er life insurance 'tachment. So I come leben  miles ter see yer 'bout enhancing de value ob dat  mule."���Detroit Free Press.   Want Government Aid.  A deputation will wait on^he Ontario Government, to ask aid at the rate of tfoOno per mile to the  Rainy River railway, from a point on the Porfc  Arthur, Duluth & Western .railway to Rainy lake  near Fort Frances. It will be urged that this 150  miles of railway will run over and along a gold  and iron belt for the whole distance*- aiu jpen up  the largest continuous gold ore belt iu Canada,and  terminate at the beginning of the largest* body of  good agricultural land in the province. If the  Government grants this aid the railwav will be  completed inside of 18 months.j  The annual report of the Ontario Commissioner  of Grown Lands for 189G gives the following  statistics:: / ��� /..,  The area of Crown lands during the year was  49,471 acres, aggregating in value $45,077.27. The  collections on account of these sales and of former  years amounted to ��41,303.20. There was also  leased as mining lands under the leasing clauses  Of the Miners Act 13.223.V acres, on which, and  lands previously leased, rent amounting to $46,-  840.09 was collected. The total collections there  fore on account of Crown lands were $91,243.35.  The two'new settlements at Temiscamingue  and" Dry den  have made   satisfactory progress  during the year and considerable areas of land  have  been  sold to  actual settlers at both these  -places. -. ;  ���Continuing,, the report says': "The mining industry of the province is moving steadily forward  and there are signs that we are now on the eye of  great activity. During the past year 29 mining  companies were incorporated under the Ontario  Letters Patent .Act, while during the previous  four years, only 24 such companies were chartered', y'y" '- v':.���..������  "The chief interest is being taken in gold mining, and the gold-bearing area of. the province is  now shown to be very large. Numerous properties are in course of being prospected, with in  most cases very satisfactory showing, but ueces  sarily the opening of the mines and milling of  o' es do not show, as r Jpid; dvarice as in indmtri 8  winch require less skill and Capital for their  development.        /  ''Until the fall of 1895 only one mill of, 10 stamps  was treating e-Old ores in the province. Since  then two mills of ten stamps have been working  regularly, and four .others with an aggregate of  45 stamps at intervals On ores of mines iii course  of development. A mill of 20 stamps is just about  completed on the Seine River, and - another in  Hastings Co inty for treating the refract r / gold  ores of that district by a new prdtes* w 11 nave a  capacity of,73 tons a day.. y.     y  "In 1893 the bullion production of the province  was 1'395 ounces, valued at -532,969 ; in 1894 it was  2022 ounces, valued at. S32.776; in 1895 it was 3030  ounces, valued at $50,281, and in the year just  closed it was 7154ounces, valued at $121,848.  -^Considerable iron ore was raised in the County of Hastings 'during 1896 for smelting at the  blast furnace at Hamilton, which begon to make  pig iron at the beginning of the; year. The Can-  adanCopier company continued to be the chief  producer of nickel and copper from its mines at  near Copper Cliff in the Sudburv region, and its  oper. tions were carried on upon their; usually large  scale;- ;���,''���������.      -.���;.Yy':,;V.;--   ;-/.":.'  ,:,���������'���"���  "Thej demand for mining lands, particularly  those supposed to contain gold, has been very  active during the last three months of the year,  and as most of the applications were for unsur-.  veyed lands, necessitating surveys, the filing of  plans and the, laying down of the applications on  the office maps, the" work of the surveys branch  of the department has been very much congested.' '������������.  a  THIS TOWNSITE, .is situated a mile  nd a half from the well-known GALENA FARM  MINES, and having an unchallenged monopoly  of the trade of  FOUR MILE AND EIGHT  is now oil the Market.  LE GREEKS  For lots apply to"  R  NEW DENVER,B.C.  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROK ERS.  08SLAND  Bi 0.  Glyil &Hydr^  Ag-eiits for Railway Mldition to Ro  &WA number of well located mineral claims for sale  ���aes^swsa  Mew  Denver  HAS THE::*��%**-  Tender Hearted Boy.  Mamma���Willie, what are you doing with that  thermometer ?  Willie���I'm bringing it into the house.   It's too  cold a place for it out here.  in the Slocan Capital, ij^f      C-^Booin every  -��*As^   :   attention is paid to guests.     ^^  and on the tables are placed the best viands obtainable.  MANAGER  JAS...DE-LANE Y,  THE I,AST OF HIM.  Mr. Gettup (of the firm of Gettup & Howell)���  Where in thunder is that worthless office boy ?  Have ycusent��him any where ?  Mr. Howell���Yes, confound him! I've justsent  him out to hunt another job.  ��� A new line of Shoes,   and ready-  made clothing at T. HOBEN'S.     *  The  Don't overlook Wilson's Hotel when  you are in Slocan City. f  -:THE:-  MeGuigan House.  McGUIGAN, B.C.  Best house in the City.  Good accomodation for the  oscillating public.  BONGARD & PEICKART.  AMOS THOMPSON", W\ D. MITCHELL,  Manager. Secretary.  r. b. Thompson, Notary Public  NEW DENVER, B.C.  Mines and Mining Properties for  sale. Abstracts, Conveyancing, &c.  Correspondence solicited"!  Agents for Phoenix Insurance Co.  of London, Eng.  The terminus of the Slocan  River Railway, the business centre for Springer  and Lemon creek mines,  which are already shipping  ore. Lots in 'this the most',  promising and beautifully  situated town in West  Kootenay.  SUCKLING  OSiCJ^   Slocan City. Rossland,  ��wwv, Toronto.  II ANT nusic CO  ����� ��  Pianos, Organs, Sheet Music,  Musical Supplies, Sewing Machines  and Supplies  ��3TMai! orders receive inompt attention.  Spokane, Wash  FOR   SALE.  One 30-Horse Power Semi-Portable  Engine and Boiler, suitable for saw  mill. Second-hand, in First-Class  shape. Price, F.O.B. Roseberv or  Sandon, $1000.  Apply for full particulars to  F. S. ANDREWS,  Sloc.in Citv. B.C.  titcher Co.  Shops at   Sandon,   Nelson,   Kaslo,  Ainsworth and Quartz Creek.  RATHERN,  B.C  KASLO CITY.  The only Practical Watchmaker in the Kootenay District. Orders by mail receive prompt  attention.  ALL WORK. -GUARANTEED  The GWID HOTEL  European and American Plan.  Headquarters for Mining Men  ���   -<m**>���*���       Free Bias.  Cafe and Elevator service all night..  FRANK WATSON, Proprietor.*!  SPOKANE, - - WASH. 9  THE   LEDGE/  Fourth  Yean  MIXING  RECORDS,  "Recorded at  New  Denver,  Transfers and Locations:  the   Assessments  LOCATIONS.  March 30 ��� V  Bull Eye���Springer, creek, Burt Pearson.  March 31  Mollie���Four Mile, C. A. Gardner  April 1     V ���   ��� ,/     ���-���''���' ';    '������ -  .-'���Reliance���Seaton creek, Robert Williams and  ���.Wm Ryan '���'���''.  Daisy No.7���Four Mile, N J Lado  Renfrew���Four Mile, J, A. L-ule  ��� .Aprils' '.  Gregory���Carpenter creek, Henry pilley  Tryon���New Denver, Felix Hughes  April 5  Early Morn���Near Eight Mile creek, S- H Pur-  cell.   ������'.���',��� ,������.--  Eagle-Four Mile, F.H ���Bartlett.;  Mendina Fractional���Slocan lake, John P Dris-  cMl and Harry Davis  Madge���Lemon creek. L W Hohensee  Good Hope���Lemon creek, Ed wardl Johnston  Maseott--Lemon creek, W H Smith  April 0  Park Hill���Ten Mile creek, G LO'Neil  Golden Ranj-ver���Slocan Lake,  Phillip Billings  Silver Bell-Ten Mile, J Radcliffe  ASSESSMENTS.  March 31  Northumberland���J S McFarlane.  St Kawrence���John Popham  April 2  May Queen���R R Buckley  Iron Horse���A L McLean  O K No 2���R Cameron  Odin���Swan Johnson  TRANSFERS.  March 27  Chas Anderson and Geo Fair bairn lo Tas A  McKinnon and W 11 Robertson���J White Horse  and Black Horse, March 16; Si  Albert Rush to J J Burns���The Lucky Boy,  March 31; si  J J Burns to F W Harrington���The Lucky  Boy and Lemon Star, March 1:^-1 .      '  Alice Trenery to Henrv Jenkin���.V Belle Smith .  *1 ������:���       . .      ���'..-������   .'V  ,���;    ���-..     ������     :-,        ���'  Chas Nicholson to Frank A Wells���j? Blue  Rock, March 31; si  C m Gething to James Gilhooly���The Bermuda,  June.lt>: ���?! .  Frank A .Wells' to P J Sherran���i' Blue Jay No  3,'April 241896; ��1 s      " 7  Chas Nicholson to P J Sheran���J Blue Rock,  Dec 12; -KL     , '���'"..'������.  Edvvard Shannon to J H.Currie���J- ICydla.April  April 3 ���   : ..'  ,Wm H Crawford to Max Keckman���h Marmion,  Nov 8 1895; *1 '���''.'���'  Herman Clever to Max Heckman���i' Kootenay  Pass, Nov 81885; ��1 . , ,:'  \V K Richmond to Max Heckman���j Highland  chief, Nov 8 1895 ; ��L  Chas Fass to Max Hcckman���;\ Swiss. Nov 8,  1895; $1     ��� " ������[��� ' ������,   ;._������  April 5  George D Long to P J Hickey���The Dixie  Hummer, Feb 20; Al        .  Jas A McDonnell to R G Ferguson���The Ed-'  monton and Titbits, Nov 11,1896; ��22,000 ���/���;  Kenneth Morrison to Chas A Gardner���j each  Clyde and Inaugral, March 31; ��1  Jas Beard to Chas A Gardner and Kenneth  Morrison���V Dexter, March 31: hi  N F McNaught and James McNaught to Wm  Thomlinson���option to bond % Bassett, -} Susan  G-and Susan S, also h Park and Roth er also J  Wedge Fraction, A Kilo'Fraclion, i Superior and  Kilo, $200  A pril 5      t .  Wm Valentine to John Tinling���\ each Little  Daisy and Golden, April 5 ; ^10,000  J F Foley to Wm Wilson���1/16 Sligo, April 3;  " J T Nault, bv sheriff to L J Cross���The Bell  View No 2, April 2; $100  Edward Mel ley to ,F S Andrews--1- Bulko, Apr  5; ��225  April G  Alonzo Slayten Read to Geo W Taylor���\ Stem-  winder, Jan 12; -J15J  L W Hohensee to N F McNaught���"; Wedge  Fraction, Apr 3,.*?1  B F McNaught to N F McNoughr���10/19 Saddle  Rock, Nov 18; -jl  Same to same��� Spring Valley, April 5 ; i.f>  .0. D. Rand.  ..!)-. S. Wallbridg-e  Mining and Stock Brokers^  Notaries Public and  ncers^  O.  Mines bought and sold. Stocks for sale in all B. C.;rmines.  Official brokers for Wonderful Group Mining* Co.  Kootenay agents for Bondholder Mining* Co.,   St.   Keverrie' Mining Co,  Phoenix Consolidated Mining Co. and Two Friends Mine Co. 's stocks.  Oo:m. )an es  S'toeked  and/ Promoted.  - ^jlllllllllllllHllimnp  I NEWS IN PLAGE 1  March 29  .    J G Millar to F H Bartlett and N F McNaught-  Prcsiott Fraction No 2. March 7 ; $1  E G Schmidt to N K PrankJIn���The Ibex,  March 29: $1  C W Greenlee to N K Franklin���The Whistler,  Dec 29; ��5  Douglas A Van Dorn, DA McDonald, David  Matheson, John McClements, T McClemehts and  WmS Taylor to G A Ycrex���The.Jennie, Cale-  floni-i, Libby B and Producer, March 15; $6000.  John Popham to the Fisher Maiden M & S Co���  Tiie Fisher Maiden and Silverton No 2, March  Benj V Risdon and Conrad Bill to A T Mon  teith and K A Roberts���?} Nicola, Osbourne and  Tremount, :?25,000 option'; March 2*1, $250  March 30  Robe.t Cunning to G Cummings���J- Last  Chance No 10, March 20; J--250 ���;.'  T G Lornzan to L P Starratt���i Peterbofb.Sept  19; ;rl  LP Starratt to John R. Cook���\ Peterboro, g  each Napoleon and Bear Paw, March 27 ; $1500  C E Fielding and Robt Cooper to the Arlington'  Consolidated M & S Go Ltd���The Arlington No 2  and Burlington No 2, March 19 ; $50,000     ,  ��� Win Hunter to Wm C McKinnon���-i-Prcseott,  March 29, $1 ���    .  Aleck Smith and C H Green���5/24 Antoine,  June 25; 85000 .  Joseph L Pollard to Michael Me Andrews���J-  Rainbow, Sept 18; $1  Michael McA.ndrews to Henry Brown���.V Rainbow, Jan 9 ; !i*250  Samuel Goldberg to Henry Brown��������' Vermont,  March 27; #1. ,       ' .  March 31 ���  John Stewart to James Giloooly����� Teller arid  ���-1 Memphis, Jan 11 ;'.*?���!  Alexander Dodds to C A Teasdiile���The Ophir,  Feb 20; -<l  Clarence A Tcasdale to S M Wharton, A B  Railton and DC Clark���the 'Ophir, Feb21 ;,��i  John'Cockrell to S M Wharton���V Ophir, Feb  13; Si  S M Wharton to A B Railton and D C Clark���  2/e'J Ophir, Feb 15; *i  AlexanderMcPhaden to G F;Hopkins���I Great  Britain. March 8 ; ��1 ���  ��� .11 T   Ewin   to   D   W Moore and   F E Clute -  each -V Chancery, March 24 ; .Yl  C W Harrington and John Cunning to O L  Spencer���option on      V      and     "M,      Get  There Eli, Reno. Accidental and F L C, Feb 13  si ."'...-    ���  J A Otto to The .Dominion Mines.Ltd���A Naomi  and Alligash. March 81: ��1000 .'  JejA|it:'l3McArtlmr to the Dominion Mines,  Ltd���A Na."ni and Alligash, Mar-.h 19:Y*i  G L O'Nei: to John A Kinman���1/24 Sultana,  March-30; s-a .        ���      .  .John A Kinman to Chas Hotl'inan��� 5/24 Sultana  Marc 11 30; si  Wm Siul)b.*i tu J.'iscph Kellev���-\ Conmroniise,  March 31  SLOCAN   CITY.  'Iiiiiilliliiiiiiliiiiiiiiiilliiiiiiiiliiiiiliiliiiiiliiiiiiiliiiiiiiliiiiilliliiliiiiilii!  J. C. Bolander is pushing work on his residence.  E. C. Weaver has opened a barber shop in his  hotel at Three Forks,  -  Wm. McKinnon has sjld  out  of  the  lirm  of  Hunter & McKinnon.  A large number of buildings arc under way in  different parts of the town.  Rev. Beattie has sold his house on Josephine  street to J. H. Currie fqr ��700.  Angrignon Bros,  will call their hotel the St.  James.   It will be opened next week.  J. H. Currie has sold his lots at the upper end of  Sixth s r,.e-Ao Wm. Aider3on for 8900.  The steamer Denver tied up to a railroad car at  Roseberry one day last week.   When the .shunt  ing commenced the staunch  litlli  craft mig'it  have 'a ;ded at Sandon if the tew rope had net procured a divorce,1!rom the c.-r at the proper moment.  AVHAT   ENERGY   WILL DO.  The work on Gething & Henderson's addition td  their hotel is prjgre-isiug favorably, These improvements when completed will place it among  the best of Slocan hotels.  A. Beattie will commence the erection of a big-  hotel. Some 40,000 feet of lumber will be used in  the construction, part of which is already, on the  ground. ���  Bruce White, of Sandon was in town on Thursday last. . -     -  J. J. Raffcrty, superintendent of the Currie  mine, was in the city 1'qi* a few days recently.  The work on the big hotel of William's is progressing favorably. When this line hotel is completed, it will add very much to the appearance of  the town besides satisfying very largely the demand for-a high grade of hotel accommodation.  Jimmv Sheran's two teams which have been  engaged in hauling ore all wintertrom the Enterprise, will be down in the course of a few days.  Jimmy will be then in shape to handle''.'anything,  from a real estate man's coneienee to the future  prospects of the Silvery'Sloeah.  Spearing nsh by torch-light is a nightly amusement here.   The fun seems to predominate.        ' .  J. H. Howorth, late of Kamloops will open.up a  jewelry; store-here .in. the course of a few days.  W. H. ;Udall purposes opening a news stmd  and fruit store as soon as he can' get a suitable  building.  Dr. Bently has removed his office from Brandon  to Slocan City, he is located now in a building to  the rear of the drug store,  Sam Brown was down from the Arlington basin  for. a few days recently.;  S.'W.'Wallbrldge, of Sandon spent a few days  in town last week.  S. J. Mighton, of Sandon-spent a few days r.erc  recently. '  Messrs Lyall & Whitmore are putting up a  large building-to be used as a con.mi-.aion' store  and i;ea! estate office.  Extraordinary Success   Has   Been Won  hy James Delaney in  the  Grand  Central.  In November 1893 James Dclaney- leased the  Central hotel at W00 a month. At that time the  venture looked to be a dubious one, but by business energy and through a willingness to venture  Mr. Delaney has brought, his house out of its  doubting days and made it one of the best in We9t  Kootenay, well earning for it its new name���the  Grand Central. In the past month he has enlarged the old buildings and built a three story  addition which wdl be ready foi occupancy in  two Aveeks, and will give his house i>2 bedrooms, a  large and handsome dining room, a quiet reading-  room, billiard parlor, card rooms" and bar, all  electric lighted Mr. Delaney asserts that he is  not yet ready to quit but will continue to urovide  every convenience for the travelling public that  money and energy will buy.  '���   ��� .  " SANDON.  at NEW DENVER,  or REVELSTOKE.  BRANDON.  Snow slides and washouts along the K & S Ry.  are so.numerous that no one seems willing to hazard an opinion as to how long it will be before  traffic will be resumed.'. Not a wheel has been  turned since last Saturday,, and while a large  force of men' are at work clearing away the  slides and repairing the wrecked bridges, no- definite information as to how long it will continue,  can be secured, No sooner is one slide cleared  away than does another come and if the present  condition of the weather long continues there is  little hope of having regular trains for some time  to come.  Two snow slides above .Sandon occurred Sunday afternoon, but as their force was fortunately  rjhecked before f hey reached the town, no damage  resulted. Danger seems to be rife on all sides at  the present time and those whose ��� business necessitates them passing these dangerous place will do  well to keep a close observation.  Spring Stock of  Scotch Tweeds  just arrived. Inspect them before  placing your or- |  ders elsewhere.  II'"Lant/.���the Sil-  riie Silver Wreath  April 1  John A'Robertson to fraser  vor Wreath, Dec- 23; *l  James Clark to F 11 Lantz-  Dee 21; ��������?:'>)  F H. Liintz to the Dominion Mines, Ltd���the  Silver Wreath, March G ;-YloOO  D D McPherson to Andrew.jacobson���1/:! Young  Dominion, April 1; >-l  Henry Brown to Sam L Goldberg���1- Rainbow,  .March 27 ; si  Sam L Goldberg to Maroin Lees���1/10 .Vermont,  March 22 ; ?1  Alexander Blair Gray to Mrs Emma Grav���.*>  Haida and Tonda, March 24: ?-l  Emma Gray to Tlios Dunn���\ Grand Trunk.  Great Western, Great Northern. Northern Pacific  T.illicom and L-��ne Pine, March 24: >:1  The Misses and Mrs. Hammond arrived here  from'Spokane a levy days ago. They, will make  this place their home during the coming summer.  Pete Schonberg is'��� putting-hp a large building-  next to Burn's butcher ..shop. The lower part will  be used as a store while the'upper story will be  fitted up as a dance hall. Pete says the hall will  be ready for the dancers in less than thirty days.  A. t). Ross is building a residence. Pie has  chosen a verv picturesque part of the town for a  site.  Mrs. Lindan will commence putting up a building in the course of a few days, to be used as a  combined store and residence.  Emile Gl-ustavson, 0f Portland, will commence  the erection immediately of n building to be used  as a sash and door factory. The machinery for  the same will be here in the course of a few nays.  Mv. & Mrs. and Miss Stewart,'of Seait'e are in  town. They will take up their residence here permanently. Mr, Stewart since his arrival has been  taken seriously ill, and is now being attended to  at.the Victoria hotel.  The extreme difficulty-of getting lumber seriously retards building operations both here and  in Slocan Citv. '  NOTICE.  KOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after  . date I intend tp apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to pur  chase two hundred and forty (249) acres of land,  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 00 chains;  thence east 40 chains; thence south GO chains,;  thence west 4:) chains to the place of commencement. ���'      ���  R,"B. KERR.   ,  Dated 0th April, 1897  ���apS-juS'  ��f DiamonGis,  Watches,  Jeuxclt^y,  Clocks,  SilvePixxoLite.  EtCi, .-iv-te.v  New Denver-;.'.'  We make a special rate on hotel and  restaurant silverware. Everything  warranted.  J. Edmond Angrignon  A   Quick   Deal.  A pril 2  Geo Pettv to  March 2��;"-?l  Win J Sanders to F W  20. >1  John A Finch to A   H  March 24; .-*���!  Same to Same���The. Jenni.  Wm    J   Sanders���'   Suowflake,  Hunt���?, Snowflake.Fch  Bremner ����� Robertson,  Lind. March 2t: .*-���].  A.M. Beattie is a hustler. He procured a 30  day option ou the townsite of Burton Citv and in  less than four days had it sold to W; R." Hull, of  Calgary, for ��12.000. A sawmill will be put in at  Burton, and oilier improvements made. A.M.  Beattie has been given charge of ihe sale of loi:s,  and will be able to 'confirm all sales made on the  spot.  El Djrado A.ve.,!next Bourne Bros  NEW DENVER.  MINING STOCKS and REAL ESTATE  Apply to   j-e. Hills,  Real Estate and Mining Broker  Rossland. B C  Agent for. the Montreal syndicate lots, oft h  original townsite of Rosslau'd.   Perfect titles.  > *  An extra fine line ot stationery just  received at Nelson's Drug* Store."    f  THE SILVERTON MINER'S UNION  No. 71,  F8.  Meets every Saturday night.  C.   McNIClir LLS,  CHAS.   BRAND. S;  President,  cretnry.  MRS. W. W. MERKLEY.  Has always on hand a large stock of  Dry and Fancy Goods,  Millinery and  ���    Gents' Fnrnishinsrs.

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