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The Ledge Aug 22, 1895

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 \  '���v'.-',  I  b  -mmmmmmito  &  In Time the Siocan Co tin- =  try Will   be   the Great j��  Silver Camp on Mother ==  Earth. s  -^;iiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii#  ^nnmiiinimiimmj*s-  ��t Job Printing at This Office  = at  Prices in  Harmony  s With    the   flelanchoJy  |�� Condition of Silver.  %Jlil!]iiilll!llllllliill!ilil!IIJIIi!illi!illllli^  Vol. II. No. 47.  NEW DENVER, B. 0., AUGUST 22, 1895.  Price $2.00 a Year.  OKE SHIPMENTS.  Record  of the Mineral JSeing Handled  Over the N. & S. Railway.  During the two weeks ending" Aug.  21 the Alamo shipped 60 tons to  Omaha; the Cumberland sent forward to the same place, 107$ tons.  The Noble Five shipped 20 tons to  Pilot'Bay, and the Slocan Star 127$  to Everett..  From the initial shipment on September 13, 1894, till January 1, 1895,  the Slocan mines sent out over the  Nakusp & Slocan Railway:���-  Alpha mine                77ii tons,  valued at  $ 77,1*5  Mountain Chief           i>i V  0,125  Slocan Star     '    .  l,o:)U  103.150  Fisher Maiden             47 J  4,775  Noble Five         '         87  8,700  Minnesota Silver Co   In  1,500  Reco                           -iu'r  ���1,225  Idaho                          CO  G.00O  Last Chance               15  1,500  Total ,   2,151 5215,100  ,  Since the first of the year the list by  the same route shows:���  January 1-31         1,307 tons, valued at  $180,700  February 1-28       814 tons  84,400  March 1-81  881 ton-?  88,100  April 1-30  1,827 tons  MINE.        \\  ���  132,700  DATE.  HEIGHT.  VALUE.  June 4:'  Reco  o2h tons.  tf 5,250  July 4 :  Ealisnell  24  .   250  July 8  Concentrator  20  2.000  July li  Alpha  45  4,500  luly Iff  ��t  ���15  4,500  July 24  Slocan Star  80  8,000 '  July 31  t.  140  14,000  '<  Alamo  GO  (5,000  c;  Alpha  31  3,100  August 8  Alamo  80  8,000  u  Slocan Star  ir?  n.ooo  a  Noble Five  35  3.500  August 21  Slocan Star  127.1*  12,750  k<  Alamo  60  (-5,000  (.  Cumberland  107;',  10.750  it  Noble Five  20  2,000  Noonday Will Ship.  ���  DRY ORE BELT.  At the Foot  of Slocan Lake  Drawing  the Crowd.  Duffy, Jackson and Nichols have  been working* on the Noonday for  several months. It is a proposition  on the Galena Farm, not far from the  Ourrie. Thirty tons of ore have been  taken out and a shipment will be  made forthwith.  At The Currie.  Four men are taking out 10 tons'of  ore a day at the Currie, a; claim on  the Galena Farm, not far from Silver-  ton. There are 30Q tons of concentrating ore on the dump, which will  probably remain there until a concentrator is built in the vicinity. The  owners are thinking of making a  shipment of a higher grade ore, but  have not decided -when to do it. It  costs ��9 a ton to pack the ore, one  mile, to the lake, 'and they think  when the snow comes it can be taken  out cheaper tha~ that. The Currie is  commencinng to rank higher as a  producer the more it is developed.  Great and growing interest is being  taken in the many rich discoveries  made this summer in the Springer  creek country at the foot of Siocan  lake. The field is an easy one to  reach. It is covered with a heavy  wash, making it rather difficult to  find mineral in sight. Fores* fires  have destroyed the timber to such an  extent that travelling is made com  -.aratively easy. About 175 claims  have been staked principally along  Springer and Lemon, creeks, and  their tributaries.  . TIte Tamara-?, owned bv Con Field,  ing and bam Whittaker, is situated  half a mile from Springer creek, and  three miles froin the lake. It has a  four-foot lead, 1 to 2 feet of paystreak.  Plenty of bromides and native silver,  on this claim. The lowest returns  from rock assayed was 254 ounces.  The lead has been crosscut in several  i. laces for a distance of 500 feet, and  ore ta pied at each cut.- A-cabin is  being built-and ore will be shipped as  so^n as it is possible.to get it out.  fi;e adjoining claim is called Fall  View and is .owned by the same  par Iks.  The Arlington is evidently the king  'of the camp. The surface showing  ui on it is said to be the best ever  seen in the Slocan. This claim was  located last year by Con Fielding and  BobCooper. It is on Springer creek,  about six miles from Slocan lake.  When found the ledge was crossed  bv a little creek with heavv wash  upon both sides of it. The ledge hf s  been crosscut at a depth of 12 fee-"-,  and a lead 8 feet wide uncovered.  In this crosscut can be seen native  silver and rock that has assayed as  high as 7,000 ounces to tiie ton. It is  a sight that will delight any mining  man, and so rich is the ore on the  dump that it is estimated the value  of specimens already carried away  by visitors will amount to $1,000.  The owners do not intend,to work it  until a trail is built into the district.  At present every thing has to be  packed upon men's backs and this  is rather expensive, even for a rich  property to stand.  Across Springier creek,; a mile or  more from the Arlington is the Lillie  B., owned by Long, Thompson,  Maurier and Tucker. It has a four  foot lead and a 10 inch, paystreak.  Some of the rock assayed 1,447 ounces  in silver. The Portland, an extension  of the Lillie B., has a goodT.howing.  On the Lemon creek slope, Sheran.  Coplen and others have good claims.  Coplen's carries some free milling  gold.  At the head of Dayton creek, Eli  Carpenter (the discoverer of the  Siocan - in 1891) is working the  Calumet and Hecla for Tom Mulvey.  Space forbids mention of any more  properties this week. In future issues  this paper will keep the mining world  posted upon the development of what  many think will be the. richest por  tion of the Slocan.  MINING NOTES,  Happenings    of. Interest   Among   the  Treasure Vaults.  BASfi) BALL.  No tidings of the New Denver base  ball team up to going to press, except  a dispatch from Kaslo, saying- that  they were defeated 9 to 1. The number of innings played was not given  or anything else that we could build  a report upon. It is to be hoped that  the aggregation return alive, even if  they were defeated..  The Pine Log Group.  Chas. Martin and John Popharri  own the Pine Log, Bondholder, Rosebud and Lone Star, on Springer creek.  All these locations, with the exception of the Rosebud, were made last  year* The owners have offered to  bond this group of claims'to W.  Spencer, of Butte City, for $20,000.  Spencer is now on the ground examine- the claims and as the price is  reasonable he will, no doubt, close  the deal.  THE SANDON EXTENSION.  H. Abbott and R. Marpole were in  Three Forks last Friday and let the  contracts for building' five miles of  road between Three Forks and Sandon, the work to be completed in 60  days.  Hug h Ma n n has the contract for  cutting" the ri^ht of way and supplying the ties.  Da n Dun n an d Arch ie Currie h a ve  the contract for. the bridges, culverts  and cribbing.  Jack O'Leary will do part of the  grading, and Jim Welsh the balance.  Good miners are in demand at some  of the Slocan mines.  Jap King is prospecting in the  Yakh country, Idaho.  .  -The bond has been thrown up on  the Athabasca, a ^old property near  Nelson.  Seventy tons of ore a day are being  run through the concentrator, near  Three Forks.  Jess Beattie was brought to the  hospital to-day from the Alamo, suffering from a stroke of paralysis.  Tom Collins has returned to Ross.  land.    He staked a claim on Springer  creek and called it the Pat Murphy.  Quite a number of claims have re-  cently been staked on the south fork  of the Kaslo creek.  Lardeau jack says that, the- Glengarry, a Lardeau claim in which he  is interested; assays 1050 ounces in  silver, $10 gold, and 20, per. cent,  copper.. .-..,'  About 2H0 tons of ore are on. the  dump at the Deadman. There is  enough to.pay for the property, some  of the ore running 500 ounces, in the  white metal.  J. E. Tattersall has not been long  from the east, but he has recently  staked more claims for himself and  partners in the Springer creek district than any other prospector. -  W. H. Brandon has staked a claim  on Ten Mile creek and called it the  Mattawa. It has a strong ledge.  Assays from the Tiger, the adjoining  claim, have shown hundreds of ounces  in silver to the ton.  SANDON FLOAT.  Tom Clair I as bought the building  formerly occupied by R. E. Lemon;  at Three Forks.  Two bears Jcept in the corral, in  front of the Slocan hotel, occasionally  get'out and take in the town. One  raided a candy pail in -Bourne's  store the other day, while the other  slipped into the Windsor restaurant  and sampled everything in sight.  Such is life in New Denver.  A successful dance was given in  Dutch Jake's new building on Tuesday evening.  Harry Pyman will open a watch  repairing shop here.  The Slocan Store Co., who are doing-  a good business intend  to  erect  a  large building' to meet the require  ments of their customers.  : This burg looks live!v. Wagons  laden with goods constantly arriving  and pack trains departing for the  hills make our one street look animated as a fair day in Ireland.  Guy Reeder is building a laundry  and bath house.  A large gang of men are repairing  the wagon road between here and  the Forks. ������'f7r*-f ���>*#*"'��� '��������� ���i���i.'r*/.l,4J������  Second Year.  the ledge;'  the necesssitt for competent  geological surveys of  ,. GOLD 3IIN WSi:     .  Nicol Brown,  F.G3., read a paper  ���     with the above title at a meeting held  in London   last moiith,   in which   he  said that geology in competent hands  lathe lirst science fur gold mining,  and time no sure -'.foundation' is laid  for other sciences to base their work  unless the  preliminary  work  of the  geologists be well done.    Whether a  man goes to seek fossil shells or golden  .auds the same qualities are required  fov success, the same intimate knowledge of nature and  nature's Jaws,  without  which  her thrilling secrets  cannot be discovered.   From the want  of this knowledge the ordinary unin-  sGi'iicted gold-seeker always defeats  tne end  he lias in view.    He works  hastily  and by  imperfect methods,  iiiid neve1* stops to  mark the linger  posts or compass points which might  guide him to the object of his search.  The finding of gold must no longer  Le left tu chance,   but should be the  :esult of well-designed and well-organized efforts,  and the basis of that  industry,   which  is now being built  up, rests on geological surveys mac e  by qualified men.    These are now  demanded and must be obtained, and  the gold  miners can  well afford to  pay for them, and at a different rate  , i rom what hitherto has been paid.  Directors of gold mining companies  have considerable difficulties to encounter in selecting employes  who  understand the various departments  of the work.    To the uninitiated these  latter appear   complicated;   but  in  reality they are simple to those who  take the trouble to spend the time and  labor to learn about them.  : Directors  of;gold mining companies   should,  however,  themselves learn   how-to  . ftppointtheir staff, and to control theni  ,  by allocating to tlx,m their work.in  such a way as, to get the best, results.  Instead of this, their aim has been to  gef what they call an , ���' all-around "  nianv and thus try to shift the responsibility off, their shoulders.    Owing to the confusion existing in the  minds of such unskilled persons as to  the   proper   ad ministration   of gold  mines, the work of the different departments has often been hopelessly  mixed.   By these persons the man -  ager is expected  to be geologist, a  miner, a mechanic, a chemist, and a  business adiiiinistrator, all rolled into  one;   but   evidently  this   leads   to  failure.     Psuedo-geologists,   without  adequate knowledge, have been often  employed  to survey  and report on  tjhe  -properties,     Incapable   persons  also have been entrusted to do the  industrial, part of the work of mining,  milling, and saving the gold.    All  this blundering results in heavy loss.  So largely has this been the case from  \ the earliest times,   that those   who  have taken the trouble to enquire into  the facts, taking good and bad mines  alike, have often made the statement]  that gold costs mc e to produce than  jit is worth. Proper geological surveys, not only of tlie gold-bearing  veins or beds, but of the enclosing  rocks, must now take place ;pf the  old prospector's empirical work in  order to prepare the field for the tools  of the workers of the mines, w ho cannot otherwise proceed- intelligently  with their operations. The costs of  preliminary and concurrent surveys  by competent geologists should always be provided for in any gold (  mining scheme. The expense of  such surveys will be infinitesimal,  compared with the money thrown  away in times past on many expensive, abortive, El Dorado-like  schemes.  The. mining operations should be  under the control of an educated and  experienced m.ini.ig superintendent.  He must be a practical miner, and  should have ' lwd experience in  mining various ores in different  part.) of the world. It is a'great  disadvantage to employ a minei-  whosTs prejudices have been developed by long experience in one particular series of rocks or of the physical  structure of one country. Such a  man, however capable otherwise, has  "no resources when he comes to deal  with new geological conditions. Unfortunately, many good mines have  been condemned by such men. The  various methods of gold mining  naturally depend on tho formation of  the gold-bearing rocks. The opera  tions often reveal sections of the  earth's crust, which, when noted by  the thoughtful geologist, lead to  further following up of the payable  deposits; if, however, these sections  are left unnoticed- and unrecorded  rich opportunities are' thrown aAvay.  Having '' torn up the mountain >���'  by the roots," as mining was described in the book of Job, and brought  the ore" to grass-" the next operation  is to mechanically, crush it, in order  to free the gold from the gangue;  there is no evidence of this operation  having been attempted., by the ancients. The ston.e-breakers, m echan ical  hammers and various crushing appliances of all kinds'do on an artificial  scale what the earth movements, the  sea, ice; frost and rivers isave always  done with the rocks on. a natural  scale. The California stamp mill for  crushing the ore is an "improvement;  in -'detail adaptability on the old  Cornish mill used in t>in stamping,  which has been in ' vugiiv^ since the  seventeenth century. By these stamp  ���mills,'which are at present the chief  means of crushing, tiie ore-is.reduced  to a fine state of subdivision, and the  battery is flushed with', water to act  as a carrier of the-'finely-divided ore  pulp from under the.iiamuiors. The  pulp is carried over piau-s.coated  with mercury, which cat..-hes a certain; amount of gold, and so saves it  in the form of ah.-amalgam of gold  and mercury.    The general   result  of this treatment is great loss in float  gold, and loss of gold in ; slimes. A  newer method, which is now attracting' much attention, but may not be  applicable to all kinds of ores, is to  crush the ore dry, and this makes  the product easier with, when a per  eolation chemical process is used for  dissolving the gold out of the ore, in  stead of taking it out by amalgamation with mercury.  The lecturer said that it was his  aim to show that the chance of men  finding much gold in massive nuggets, and becoming suddenly rich,  has forever vanished. To continue  the necessary supply of gold to carry  on the ever-extending commerce of  the world, a vast industry of the first  importance, aided by many sciences,  is needed to gather out the infinitely  small scattered portions of gold as  they exist in/Nature: The product  in gold of the industry which has recently sprung up will afford relief to  the straightened currency of the  world ; and as it can now be produced  with industrial and .scientific certainty, the result to the world will in  the near, future be very great. Men  cannot now a-days keep slaves to  work their gold mines as of old: but,  always provided that they work  upon the basis of proper geological  surveys, the mining, the mechanical,  the electrical engineers, and the  metallurgical chemists, with all the  farri'eaching fingers of then* various  sciences, can gather out the countless  small particles of gold from the rock  matrices. Industry must be set off  against industry; our future gold got  by well-directed industry, will represent the result of honest   men's   toil.  H.   T.  '.'���'������" newdenver.b;c. ;���.;���  Provincial   Land Surveyor.  MINERAL Claims, Mines, Timber Limits, eto.i  surveyed.  ED WEST  Assoc; R. S. M.* London, En^.  KTESVsT IDE3Kr"VElK,, 33.0.  Assayer and   Mineralogist.  /fcy'Prompt return on all samples.  FRANK LOCASTO,  THE HAIRCUTTER,  Three Forks, B. C.  AS the only Billiard and Pool Table in the  ~*. Slocan. Choice lines of Cigars, Tobaccos and  Fruit. The Barber Shop in connection is the best  equipped in the District.  H  AIL VALLEY  STAGE LINE  IJEETS a11 c- & K-  Steamers at  If!    Trail for Rossland.  Baggage handled cheaply and safely.    Dominion Express route.  E. JOHNSON,  Proprietor  TON & Co.,  507. 509, 511 & 513 HASTINGS St.,  VANCOUVER.  Application for Liquor License.  "ATOTICE is hereby given that thirty davs after  iv date; I'inte.i.'d to applv to the Gold Commissioner for a ln-ense to, sell spirituous liquors at  Slocan City, West-Kootenay,. British Columbia.;  ��� SAMUEL WHITTAKER  Aug. 1st, 1805.          DEALERS IN:  Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums, Window Shades  Bedding Supplies, etc., etc.  Send for our Illustrated Catalogue.  Application for Liquor License.   I  xiuE is hereby given that thirty days after  j-v date I intend, to -apply to the, Gold Commissioner for a license tb: sell spirituous liquors at  Slocan City, West Kootenay, British Golunjbia.  .'.'���: ;     E.G. WEAVER,  Aug. 8th; 1895.  ii. i^pprFV  '������-  -'"-l C'tKll  ill I'lUa     Vt     UN  New Denver. B.C,  HAS in stock Millinery, Hosiery, Ladies' Under  wear. Dress Goods, etc.  A large quantity of House Lining at very low  :.rices.  Call and inspect the St. ck.  JOIW. GRAHAM I  V'A-'-''u^^HOh^\p^:\^::.y\...:y_.'  Books, paper, Stationery, and  Office Supplies.  Wall    Paper   a    Specialty  Great Eastern Block.  SPOKANE, WASH.  /3k.  NEW DENVER,  Stege& Winter,  Headquarters for Mining  Men. ���        ���;- ������ ' .   ���'  Accommodations and Service  of theBest.  AUCTIONEER  and  COMMISSION:  KASLO  B. C Second Year.  THE LEDGE,  Different Now.  The president of the First National  Bank of Creede, Col.,- is quoted as  saving that millions of dollars are  being invested in gold mines by men  who are afraid it will be found out,  and hurt their business standing.  The Creede bank president is creating an atmosphere in which to flap  , the wings of fancy. Tlie business  men who are investing in mining  property are not any less desirous of  having the. fact known thar that of  any other business pro] osition. There  is nothing to be a shamed or afraid of,  and the old silly idea -vlncli classified  lottery tickets aud mining together is  obsolete. Mining is just as legitimate  a proposition as any other form of  business, and any attempt or desire  to keep investments quiet must be  ascribed to the natural reticence of  any man who does not care to make  public his private a if airs.  Mr. Kav�� thcrae AY as Satiseiicl.  Nathaniel Hawthorne was a kind-  hearted man as well as a .great  novelist. "While he was consul at  Liverpool a young Yankee walked  into his office. The boy had left  home to seek his fortune, but evidently had not found it vet, although he  had crossed the sea in search. 'Homesick, friendless, nearly penniless, he  wanted a. passage home. The clerk  ���said that Mr. Hawthorne could not be  seen and intimated that the boy was  not an American, but was trying to  steal a passage.  The boy stuck to his point, and the  clerk at last went to the little room  and said to Mr. Hawthorne :  "Here's a boy who insists upon  seeing you. He says he's an American, but I know he isn't."  Hawthorne came out of the room  and looked keenly at the eager,  ruddy face of the boy.  "You want a passa >'c to America ?"  "Yes, sir."  "And vou say you arc an Ameri-  can ?"  '"Yes, sir."  "From what part of America?"  "United States, sir."  "What state?"  "New Hampshire, sir."  "Town?"  "Exeter, sir."  Hawthorne looked at him for a  minute before asking him the next  question :  1' Who sold the best apples in your  town?"  "Skimmilk Folsom, sir," said the  boy, with glistning eyes, as the old  familiar byword brought up the dear  old scenes of home.  "It's allright, sir," said Hawthorne,  fo the clerk.    "Give him a passage.''"  lady (?) who yesterday called a  friend's attention to our patched  breeches, where at tJiey both laughed  so heartily, is informed that a new  pair will be purchased when her husband s bill is settled. It has been due  nearly a year now. Don't criticise a  printer's dress to closely while you  are wearing silk with money due us.  Tell your husband to send us &-1-.75  and save cost of a law-suit. We need  another pair of new pants."  Dealers  In  GENE&AL  MERCHANDISE,  NAKUSP. - B. C.  The Trail creek, Springer. creek  and the various other discoveries  of recent dates give fresh proof of the  folly of trusting to the tourist prospector, the man who covers fifty miles  a day, and savs: "I've been all  over that country ; there's nothing  in it." The sections that are now  yielding so well have been prospected repeatedly, but never till recently  in a close, painstaking way. Beii^g  in too big a hurry has lost many a  prospector many a fortune.  &  H/  i'.ij j  Iff!  New Denver,  B. C.  k  A  "jjxOOTS iv.nl Shoes made to order.   First-class  ���work.' Im.erinl Calf for fine shoes.   French  Gucd-< s; e.-ially adapted for Miners' and Pros: ec  tors' use.   Goods Warranted not to rip for one year  Wholesale Produce Merchants,  131 WATER STREET, - - VANCOUVER, B. C  o  E handle  Dried Fruits,  Fresh   Fruits, Butter, Eggs,  Cheese, Bacon, Hams, and Lard.  HOvTEIj silverton,  SiLVERTON, B. O.  GOOD .Rooms. Dining Room furnished with the best in  .. the Market. Stables.in connection with the House.  The Bar has all the choicest Liquors in use in the Kootenay  District.  R. HART, Prop  Capt. VaMerburg, Master.  I "VI Uff I \J T\  THREE   FORKS,   B. C  Timo  ��.Iale.  T EAVES l\akus;>'o.i Tuesdays and Fridays at  ju 7 a in, for Leon and Haley on Hot S-.rings.  Hall's Laiidi'.ig\ Wigwam and'Revelstoke.  On Mondays and Thursdays the boat leaves N.i  kusn for Burton City, at 7 a m.  P. M. TINGLING & Co  o  THIS Hotel, under new management, is ciie of the best in  the country. The Rooms are comfortable and the  Dining Room contains the best the market affords. Don't  miss it when vou go to the Forks.  LOWES & CLAIE, Propri' tors  ���y  ���>  vy  f*--~--   ?.=*���*{  "V,  U  \R  ft-1**  ��tA> tj  \  J  ES  IAVING- placed some new  Machinery in our Mill.  we are prepared to furnish  all kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber au d Shingles at  greatly reduced Prices.  JL    TEA  ������ K.19  Judging from the following recent  utterance the editor of the Weston,  Ore., Leader is in dire distress:   ' 'The  Rou^h Lumber, narrow,  'a'o.oo  "         "        wide,  311 00  to.irk'J 0U  Joist and Scantling, sized \i\; to  18 feet long,  $n. on  1H ' to 2-i '.  SV2 00  2' 'to 30 '  SIS 00  Flooring, T & G. (i "  $20 00  ��<      "        ���'.     4 " ���  &2 00  V joint Ceiling, ������..���'���  $22 00  6 " Rustic,  .-19 00  Shinlan,  Sit-00  Surfaced Dressed               .    ��� .  $13 00  nd' All; Mining' Supplies  Fullktoek on Hand,    Branch Store at Three Forks.  A liberal dircoiint on large orders for Cash,  PETER GENEIXE & Co.  STANLEY-;  HOUSE,  NELSON, B. C.  7} EST Room-- and Board in the City. Hot and  1) Cold Water. Bath Room for the use of the  Guests.   Rates reasonable.  MRS, McDONALD, Prop  THE GRANT HOUSE.  Sa.nd.ori, B. O.  pOOD Meals and comfortable rooms make this  \.J   Hotel a pleasant place for travelers to stop at.  ARCHIE GRANT, Prop t'*,;t***M&,"^^~-f'S-2^  rJy.ri'W-1^*-^*'-"'  tttaiXiWliUavx fAI->vr~y^ tq^-trfwrmni*''  ,    -^-^-^-.J*-**- ��� -J  .,   -if 4/^h, "WiSJi- jwsari*tf"-****  Second Year  THELEDGE;  Published every Thursday.  Ii.     T.  LOWERY,    EDITpB    AND  FLVAXCIER.  riUBSORlPflON KATES:  y XK ViiAK ...'... .��2.00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per hue iirst insertion, 10 cejJts per liiie subsequent insertions,  iiu'Ji'-iieu measurement. .- ::.'  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of tlie Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  p iper if you wish. Always send something- good-  wo matter now crude. Get your copy m wiiiie it  ^ nut, and we will do th<s root.  I valuable district will break the news  gently to them of our great resources,  and advise everyone of them to put  an ad, in tills paper, in order to makeup for -the- trade they have lost to  Uncle 'Sam's boys.   Treat them kindly  fellow  pioneers  and.  citizens.    Remember that some day we  may be  fossilized and find it hard to catch on  to anything in less than four or five  years.    Be charitable.   Poor, fellows  they can't help being backward.   The  air of 'YMoria:. is so sedative in its  nature, you know.  S03IE NAMES.  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1895.  Frank Pixley is dead. He was one  of the men who made California what  it is to-day, and his memory will long  be green iii the minds of rhe pioneers  of the golden state.  A western steamship company offers  a prize of ��250 for every baby born  upon one of its boats. This is the  most novel method of drawing trade  we ever heard of; and we would not  be surprised if some enterprising  females did not break the company  before the fad comes to an end.  Lester Ketchum, who occupies a  unique position among the younger  American story writers, contributes  an excellent tale' to the Argonaut of  August i9th. It is entitled "Running  Out an Angel," and presents a highly  amusing picture of life in a " buited  minmg-camp.  Nineteen hundred editors, connect  ed with the leading paper in Pekin,  China, have been beheaded since the  sheet first commenced. This is the  biggest killing record we have heard  of in any one office. The Chinese  journal must be great for head lines  or else they are too stingy to pay for  telegrams and require to manufacture  their own sensations on the premises.  The C. &K.S.T.N. Co. are building  a steamer at Nelson for the Kootenay  lake trade. Captain Troup suggested  to us the other day that we choose a  name for it, and accordingly we  append a list of names that in our  estimation would look well upon the  most palatial craft that skims over  the unruffled aqua pura of our liquid  highways:  The Janebug.  The Deckhand's Paradise.  Our Own John A.  The Roval Flush.  Sixteen to One.  The Nomad.  The Millenium.  The Apollo.  Trilby's Shadow.  The New She.  New Denver.  The Paystreak.  Pride of Pirates Bav.  The Kootenacius.  The Silver Banner.  P. D. S.  If none of these names suit we have  a few on file that might pass inspection for the cognomen of a nautical  palace.  It is stated that a capitalist attracted by the reports from the Slocan  came a long distance to look at a re  cent prospect he had heard of. When  within a few miles of the property he  met one of the owners who coolly  asked him a 8250.030 for what is  only, as yet, a rich prospect. The  capitalist turned back. He did'nt  want the rock although the prospector  evidently wanted the earth. Great  Cicero! Quarter of a million for a  prospect. Why? that is more than  we ask for this paper, and it ceased  to be a prospect long ago.  Forty members of Victoria's Board  of Trade will visit the Kootenay in a  body next month. They will be surprised to find that we have mines up  here, but such is the case nevertheless.    We trust that the people of our  WHV, DON'T YOU?  Why, don't you write up my claim .?  Why, don't you boost my townsite?  Why, ,d.on"'t. yon. advocate more trails  to Heaven?  Why, don't you buck the C. P. R.? ���'.-  Why, don't you get us a bank in  the Slocan ?;."  :. Why, don't you more fully describe  the wonders of Springer creek ?  Why, don't you print a larger  paper?  Why, don't you raise the price of  silver?  Why, don't you start a private  cemetery?  Why, don't you get a smelter for  New Denver?  These and many other questions  are constantly asked us, and in order  to even up with the great and mighty  people of this country we would say :  Why, don't you keep the wolf away  from our backyard ?  Why, don't every business man in  the Slocan put an ad. in this paper ?  Why, don't every prospector shove j  a nickle under our palace door when  he strikes town ?  Why, don't you let us see your bank  roll occasionally?  Why, don't you get your friends to  cake this paper?  Why, don t you pray for us when  you go to church ?  Why, don't you;��. help us pay the  printer?  Why, don't you stake us a claim ?  Why, dohVyou pay our board?  Whv,   don't you  keep the sheriff  away from us ?  We would keep on at this for a few  days if we were not afraid of running  out of cap Ws. It is not necessary to  con tin ue the string. We have tra nip-  ed less than a million miles and worn  out the production of several tanners  in our endeavors to enlighten the  world as to the greatness of the Slocan  and adjoining camps. We have boon  hit by snow-slides, chewed by bears,  =7  O'CTIR-EiS  Ski  chas:d by fire, haunted by bacon and  beans, held up by bandits and many  other tragic occurrences So vivid and  numerous to mention.    Not withstand  ing all this and the fact that we IujV  written  up  hundreds of-claims a.id  mines,   some descriptions   of  which  have  been read  in  New York and  other villages, our memory knoweth  not   the time,   with   one, exception,  when a niine owner or prospector approached us and said :    "Respected,  noble  and  battered member of the  press,   you   have   done  well.     You  have  caused millions to I'eacl of the  great Kootenav country.    You have  roused  thousands to turn their eyes  and bank accounts towards the mighty  Slocan.    You deserve to be re warded.  Here is a dime to-buy some ointment  for .your blistered and rock-torn feet."  And yet, some people consider why  we don't do this and that. This class  wouldn't buy us a painted plank for a  i eadsto :e after our earthly ea c e ; i  pinched out. The other class are  broke. Give us plenty of collateral,  gentle grumblers and we will produce a newspaper, right here in the  Slocan, that will cause a literary  earthquake to go down the; line of  journalism greater than ; has been  since the first devil inked the first  form.    Try us.  }"--EAVES Kaslo for Ainsworth, Pilot Bay, and  h -Nelson on Mondays, Wednesday.!? and Saturdays, at.8 a m; Thursdays, at .1 a ni; Tuesdays and  Fridays, at 8 a in  Leave* Nelson fur Pilot'Bay, Ainsworth and  Kaslo on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and  Saturdays,at 3 n in; Tuesdays and Fridays at<3 pm  Close connection is thus made between lake  noiut-5 and all incoming and outgoing trains of the  C P R at Nelson.'  The steamer is newly equipped in every particular,'!;; lit throughout by electricity, and contains a  hath room and all modern conveniences for the  comfort of passengers.  The ahjv�� schedule U in effect May 1(3,1895, subject to change.  J \ S. W A UGII.      GEO. F. HAY WARD,  Purser.  Master  Nakusp & Slocan Railway  tx.vj::�� card ssiq. i  FnEOT JULY  21ST,  895.  TRAIN LEAVES  NAKUSl'  Sundays at S o'clock  Tuesday**. ::t     ';  Thursdays at   ������  FrLLuV  i'HKEE FORKS  Mondays at 11 o'clock  Wednesdays at      "  Thursdays'at "  t--.iui.days   ' "  Cio* ��� connection made with tiV Columbia river  boat*3 for all points n >it!i and south.  This schedule U subj.e!, to change at any time  Aviihont notice.  For further informal).n a'vply to  J. t>. LAWRENCE!  .  Trainmaster  Nakusp, B. C.  1 A A3 -A   .'i 1 .'i     i  II j z'.',,;.... 3 J  ��*T"l  ���*  �� ;r> -P*  JL ii. *!-/  VS  Cheapest 'Eoiite  ��;'i'S  THREE F02KS; B. 0.  Best   Famished  Rooms  in the City;  T. BTOSQUAY, Prop  Steamer leaves Nakusp every Thursday and Sunday morning, making close connection at Revelstoke  with trains for all points East  or  :-' West. .v..  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  . McL. BEOWU,  District Passenger Agent,  Vancouver Second Year.  THE LEDGE.  LOCAL ASSAYS.  Little   Twinklers   Crowded   Out From  Their Accustomed Nook.  Chicken dinners are always given  at the Windsor restaurant every Sunday.  M. A. Bucke is the first patient at  the Slocan Hospital. He was brought  from the Slocan Star on Monday suffering from mountain fever.  James Black, one of the most  genial, acrobatic and healthy landlords in the Slocan, was out in the  country as far as Sandon this week.  Dan Dunn loomed up on Monday  like a telegraph pole in a Scotch mist.  Age does not affect Dan. His voice  is just as soft as it was before the war.  F. Pyman, New Denver's w^tch-  maker and jeweller makes cleaning  and repairing watches a specialty  He visits Three Forks every Friday  to accommodate customers in that  town. f  Neil Gething says the trout are so  plentiful in the Slocan river that they  jump out of the water and chase the  prospectors who get too close to the  stream.  THE DIPLQCK  BOOK k STATIOIBT Co.  ti  (LIMITED.)  WHOLjESALjB  PAPER DEALERS & STATIONERS  Vancouver,   B. C.  TEE  SOLE AGENTS FOR :  Brinsmead & Nordheimer Pianos  "   Dixon, Borgeson &   Co.'s  Show  Cases.   Self-opening Bags, Wrapping Paper and Twine.  Mail Orders receive prom t attention, - '  1  ta D. C. Joslyn Music Co.,  Dealers in  Pianos,  Organs,  Musicians'   Supplies, Sewing Machines, and  Supplies.  SPOKANE, - - WASH.  W Pellew Hairey, F.C.S.  VANCOUVER, B. C ,  Ii hr.np; Er i ii. eer, Analytical Chemist, and Assayer.  Assay O.Ti *o i- nd Metallurgical Works.  LELAND  HOUSE,  Kaslo. B. 0  /CONVENIENTLY situated to the steamboal  \J landing. The bar is one of the best appo..ited  in the Kootenay District.  JAMES DELANEY,  Lessee  LELAND  HOUSE,  NAKUSP, B.C.  The   New    York ' Tailor,  HAS opened a Tailor Shop at Three'.Forks, and  is ready to give first-Mass Fits and Workmanship.  iiProswte'AwOffl^  New Denver.  Is issued at New Denver, B. C, on Thursday-  Wet weather, snow slides, hard times, or the  sheriff never hinders its publication. Tt  comes out just the same.  |X)MFORTABLE Rooms, Good Meals  ^   and Careful Attention to Guests  makes this Hotel popular with the  Traveling Public,  MRS. DA. McDOUGALD, Prop  Assay Price List:  Gold. Silver, or Lead, each' v.'.��...'....  Gold, Silver and Lead, combined.........  Gold and Silver. .���..'...-.' ;..,:.. ....  Silver and Lead.........:..;.....::......  C-v>> er (by Electrolysis)... ..........  Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead...........  Gold and Copper...'..   ..... ......  Silver and Copper ... .........   Gold, Silver and Copper.................  Platinum....... ....................  Mercury............ ..   Iron or Manganese.................'.......  Lime, Magnesi am, Barium, Silica, Sulphur, each .... ��� .................  Bismuth, Tin, Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony.  : Zinc, and Arsenic, each.......'.......  Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash,  and  percentage  of Coke, if Coking-  Terms:   Cash With Sample.  June 20th, 1S05. '"���  FEANK DICK,  Assayer and Analyst  $1.5)  3 00  2 0 r  2 00  2 0)  4 00  2.50  2 50  3 00  5 <0  2 0)  2 00  2 00  4 00  4 00  Does not dream of making a million out of it,  but he expects to get a luxurious living. In  order to do this it is necessary to have cashable material, and the world at large is cordially invited to dig up enough money to pay  for an annual interest. To accommodate the  public we do  K5, LTD,  Vancouver, B. C.  Mining Machinery and Supplies.  General Machinery for Reduction Works.  Pipe Fittings, Belting, Oils, Etc., Etc.  Tram Lines Complete with Brakes,  Gars, Rails, and All Other Requisites  CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED.  At prices that do  not discord with the de-  i . ���    '  spondent price of silver. ^<*.auey*I:i^&*';K^J^ ~u^-*U.^��� .^^Jj^^ -ir  WWKfiHO  WBi^i-��       ���*_X*'-iIW-  ���^r7-  Second Year  THE   LEDGE.  COEUR D' ALEJfB NUGGETS  ���  Prospected   for the Benefit of Former  Residents of that Camp.  ' A SXXJjS HilXm  Hugh J. Williams diedonTuesday  from pneumonia.  Robert Clieyne has increased the  capacity of his electric light plant,  and will extend the line to Wardner  Junction.  It is reported that the Custer mine  will be reopened end it is hoped will  soon give employment to a large  number of men.  We would advise every miner that  intends, to come to. Wardner to do so  atoW as all our mines will soon be  full handed.  ��� A 'Reims, an old time Wardner  miner, is once more with us and is  doing his share. towards developing  our mineral'resources.  The Silver King concentrator is  nearing completion and Wardner  will soon have another producing  mine to add to her prosperity.  A. W. Curtis, who has been working in the mines here, has decided to  go"into business and has opened up a  stand below Robert Cheyne's office.  Adam Goettage will move into his  new store this week. Phoenix like  he has risen from the ashes and his  friends should all visit him on his  reopening.  " While stray agistors from the  Canyon Creek Reservation can occasionally be seen upon the streets of  Wardner, the absence of war paint is  very noticeable.  Reese Price, who was so severely  hurt last week by the falling of his  horse, is able to sit up again. His  many friends will be glad to see him  again ou our streets.  Martin Conniff, who has been doing  some masonry work for the Bunker  Hill & Sullivan Company, has decided to locate here and will move his  family in from Spokane.,  Our streets now present a very  lively appearance and all day long  are crowded with teams hauling  wood, lumber, timber and mining  supplies to the Bunker Hill and Last  Chance mines.  8^  RAILWAY.  Nelson  & Fort Sheppard  N. D. MOORE, Pres.  R.  McFERRAN, Sec'v  RAILWAY.  Alili     RAIL    ROUTE    TO     SPOKANE  The only through route from Nelson, Kaslo,  Kootenay Lake and all Slocan  Poirts  Daily   (Except   Sunday)    Between  Spokane and Northport.  Tri-Weekly, Between Northport and  1   Nelson.  CONCENTRATOR, THREE FORKS, B. C.  1^ Hay and Grain in C^  THREE FORKS.  SILVERTON  h:xj3sttepi & n^oKiDsrisroDsr  o  Leave 8 43 a.m.       NELSO?T.       Arrive 5:25 p.m  Mondays. Wednesdays, Fridays, trains will run  through to Spokane,ariiving same day. Returning  passengers will leave Spokane at 7 a.m. Tuesdays,  Thursdays,Saturdayfi,arriving at Nelson at 5:25 p.  m., same* day, making close connection with the  steamer Nelson for Kaslo and all Kootenay lake  points, "' '  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with stage on Mondays  and Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  Passengers for .Trail Creek mines connect at  Northportwith stage daily.  COLUMBIA k KOOTENAY  Steam Nav. Co., Ltd,  In Effect on Monday, April 2% 1895.  Dealers in:  Groceries,  Provisions,   Dry  Goods,  and flining Supplies.  o  GENERAL  IS prepared to sell aU Lines of Goods Cheaper' than ever  a   fooforo.  YOU WILL  SAVE YOUR HONEY  if you buy your Goods from him at  REVELSTOKE ROUTE-STR. LYTTON.  Leaves Revelstoke, south bound, oji Tuesdays and  Fridays, at 4 a.m., for all points in West Kootenay and the south.  Leaves Rohson. north bound, on Wednesdays and  Saturday?, at 8 p.m., for all points east and  west,;via the C.P.R.  ,������������. ���-���'.'."'���;���  .NORTHPOINT    ROUTE-STR. TLYTTON.  Leaves Northport,"north bound, on Wednesdays  and Saturdays, at 1 p.m.        ,     .  /     .  Leaves Robson, southbound,"on Tuesdays and  Fridays, at 6 p.m.  Stages run in connection with the steamer from  TrailtJreek Landing to Rossland.;  KASLO ROUTE-  "VJl.\'-NELSON.  WALLACE.  The Hunter mine at Mullan has  resumed operations and will employ  100 men.  A. A. Wise, the newly appointed  postmaster at Mullan, will take charge  of the office on the 15th instant. His  bonds have been accepted, and the  new post office boxes are expected to  arrive daily.  Having put the finishing touches, on  the Scotfield block, Hank Ihrig is now  painting the front and side of the  White & Bender:building and brightening up their sign in his usual artistic mnnner.  Leaves Nelson for Kask.  Wednesdays,, at 4 p v.  Saturdays, at-5:40 p i  days, Thursdays, ai it-  Railway for Kaslo ai'  Leaves Kaslo for Nelsc ��  Wednesdays, at 4  Fridays, at 4am.   0  Wednesdays, and. F  way for Spokane.  Close connections wil  Railway at Nelson for yi'  BONNER'S FERRY  ��� NEJL  Leaves Nelson for 'Bon  and Fridays at 8:30 .  Leaves Kaslo for Bomx���:.  Fridays at 4 am.  Leaves 'Bonner's Ferr.  Ainsworth and Kas  days at 2 a hi.'  Connects with east aiv  Great'Northern Railwa.  The company reserve^  schedule at any time w.  For full information ;  ply at the Company's oil  . AJLLAN.Sec'y  Nelson, B.  Tuesdays, at 5:40 p nr,  .-.; rsdays, at 5:40 p m;  ���meeting on Tues-  .'���.liysv7ithN&SF  joints. -' ���'"'.��� ���  . I ofdays, at 4 am;  nrsdays, at 8am;  ing on Mondays,  nth N & F S Rail-  '.umbia & Kootenay  ���>rth and south.  te-steamer  ^Vrry on Mondays  on Mondays and  ; ot Bav, Nelson,  esdaysandSatur-  ������> md trains on the  '������lit to change this  jee. ���.:.  '���'���s, rates, etc., ap-  >n, B.C  W. TROUP,  Manager  NEW DENVER, B.C.  EALiBH S  ���ry G-oo.  ���roceries,  ardware.  s  ���n  iners and Prospectors.  Postoffice and Money Order Office in Connection Second Year  THE   LEDGE.  ODD TALKS WITH OLD TIMERS.  Our last talk left us somewhere on  the Bald mountain with Mike Brown  and Jim Oostelloe scenting out the  course supposed to,have been taken  by the pioneer prospect >io .Rosj and  Macdonald, with big Brown, Had  Currie, Black Jack (Smith) and Martin bringing up the rear bujat a very  respectable distance. Tiie litter  party of four did no.; appear to have  made much progress ��� as they were  never able tj overhaul the more  aggressive couple .whom they were  in pursuit o'", nor did r.hoy seem to  be well equipped for the journey.  "Beautiful snow" is very nice when  described by a poet, but it has no  charm for the prt^i ectov���at least I  never struck one who seemed to think  much of it on a long journey in the  mountains. I knew Big Brown and  his companions did not: they were  discovered bv accident a week after  their start- almost, buried in the  ��� "beautiful." The big fellow whose  head and shoulder*.*'just peered above  the wiiite mantle in which nature  was dressed at that season was more  profane than \ oulio when his rescuers  appeared on the scene. However the  other Brown and .Oostelloe satisfied  themselves that they had located a  good tiling before (hey returned to  winter quarter:-. As soon as the  spring opened they were off again  determined to see how tilings looked  without snow. But Mike Burns and  Dutch-Bill had made an earlier start  and had been some fifteen'miles north  of William's Creek. Another party  composed of old man Olvqrke, Frank  Hunt and John Cnrley also proved  their impatience by an earlier move  than many considered safe. It might  appear amusing to an outsider to  watch how these respective parties  tried to dodge one another, but I can  vouch for the fact that there is no fun  in it although there is no end of excitement. We all seemed to think  that we had a sure thing and the  further we went the better our prospects. We tried to avoid a meeting  but fate would have it otherwise.  Then we compared notes and once'  more separated, but on this occasion  with the understanding that we were  to sit around a camp fire a week  hence, the interval to be cpent in  prospecting the district. During the  week White Grouse creek got its  name, Stout's G-ulch was visited, Kich-  field was traversed as were several  other claims which afterwards became famous. We also discovered  the richest creek in the whole of Cariboo���that is William's creek. How  did it get its name ? It was this way.  When we had our general meeting at  the camp-fire according to arrangement we again compared notes and  submitted our samples. The showing  by Dutch Bill was the richest of the  lot, about St. 50 to the pan, and on the  motion of Mike Brown it was decided  to call the place William's  creek.  Someone was about to propose another  name: but Bill[ pleaded,   "If you vil  call it by me^I vil hoppen for you de  verv first case'of vine vot comes into  de countery."   There was no opposition after this.    " Prosperity to William's creek " was drunk in tea out  of tin goblets.    Little did' we think  that   we  were   naming the   richest  creek that golden Cariboo boasts of.  Tho papers  were  drawn up in Billy  Hazleton's cabin by Mike Brown and  dispatched by two Indians to the Gold  Commissioner.     As for the wine it  did not come for many months afterwards but  when it came how it did  flow!    Few of those who partook of  it will ever again be troubled with a  headache/as most of them have passed  in  their chips long, .long ago, poor  Bill among the number. ��� What wealth  William's creek   has since  yielded!  Ten ounce's to the pan was but a fair  record in the deeper channels yet the  real discoverers of the creek were not  those who made  the most out,of the  discovery;   Mike Brown sold his claim  to Bill Cunningham for a paltry $2,000  while   his   partner,    Jim   Costelloe,  varted "with  his interest for $7,000.  Some of those who held out during the  season realized from $(-.0,003 to $103,-  OOOa   piece.    What   is   it���luck   or  grace���that promp s a m-in to holder  to a good thing when he gets it ?  I was one of the first on William's  creek, but v.-hen I started for Victoria  in the fell of 1861 all I had'was about  #G,000, while some other fellows who  didn't seem to work harder had five  times my wad. But then I bought  or sold with as I thought discretion,  but which proved to be the reverse.  However I began to console myself  that even $G,0J0 was not so despicable  a pile for a season's showing for- an  amateur "miner, .which I cer a inly  was in those days. With my friends  Mike Brown and Pat Kerwin, who  had perhaps done a little better than  myself, I started as I have said for  Victoria.  The,possession of wealth does not  always make a man feel, happy  any more than its absence. I  know I did not feel at all safe  during that journey from start to  finish nor were my companions quite  at ease even according to their own  confession. "Thou'shalt not steal,"  and '' Thou shait do no murder," were  the two commandments which really  rattled me. Not that I anticipated  murder or robbery myself or that I  considered my companions capable of  either offence ; but there were three  repulsive-looking characters who had  followed us out of the creek, fellows  who knew we had gold and who were  evidently posted as to our movements.  At the outset we tried to dissuade  ourselves that this trio meant mischief  but it soon became; apparent that our  best policy was to keep a close eye on  them. Whenever we turned the  peculiar co-incidence seemed to face  us that these men had decided, upon  the same route ; when we came to a  halt they halted ; when we put on  a spurt they spurted. At every twist  and turn we expected to be covered  until at last the agony became unendurable and we resolved to make for  the old Milk Ranch. Here the fellows  caught up to us and no doubt expect  ing trouble moved on without a word.  Their happy disappearance appeared  to give us a new lease of life. To put  them off our track as we fondly  loped, we determined to strike outm  an opposite direction���to the Frenchman's house on the Bald mountain;  this we did in fear and trembling for  the opportunity afforded us of a closer  examination of the objectionable  strangers did not impress us favourably. We had not been fiftGen  minutes in the Frenchman's when the  fellows again made their appearance,  on this occasion in a state of assumed  excitement. We now determined to  have it out with tliem and demanded  an explanation of their mysterous  conduct. Who were they and what  the dickens were they following us'  for was the information which we  sought and which we were prepared  to extract with the help of our six  shooteis if necessary; whereupon  we were assured by them that they  were men of peace and that their  mission was to round up- some horses  which had strayed from their camp.  Of course we did not believe the story  .and we gave them to understand this.  They soon; cleared out but nothing  could induce me to resume that  journey until our party   was augu  mented. ~  After   spending   a   few   days   at  Frenchy's a pack  train came along  which we were very pleased to join  so that rhe rest of our journey was  made in comparative safety.    While  in  Victoria  news reached us of the  murder of French Joe.   Lowcn and  another man  near Capt.  Mitchell's,  t ���*���  on the .north fork of Quesnelle.. The  three men were reputed to have had  about $50 COO between them. Robbery was evidently the object of the  murderers.  The unfortunate men had iust  crossed the bridge and were taking a  drink from the stream when three  shots were fired at them each of  which proved fatal. I cannot help  associating the ��� murderers with' the  three fellows who caused us so much  uneasiness ' and rejoicing in the fact  that they did not get off with their  booty. There was a great commotion  raised at the time���the whole country  was up in arms against tiiein. Mo-  Lean and his boys gave hot chase to  one of the party who in his endeavour  to escape jumped into tiie Thompson  and drowned. Another of the suspected murderers was traced to Walla  Walla where he was 'arrested for a  sim ilar . crime, but h e succeed ed i n  breaking jail. He was subsequently  arrested at Bill Sutton's saloon in Yale  and was ultimately hanged. This  man was supposed to have returned  to British Columbia for the purpose of  securing the booty which he and his  murderous companions are known to  have cached somewhere in the vicinity of their crime. Man\T a time since  then have parties been organized, to  explore for this hidden treasure. I  have not, however, up to date heard  of its recovery.  Cariboo was anything but a safe  country to travel through in the early  days. Not alone had we hardships  untold to encounter but there was the  constant dread of murder at the hands  of the lawless band who infested the  place. It was not of course such a  region as would give the plunderer a  very big scope, for men who had any  considerable wealth seldom travelled  alone : neverthless many a man has  been done to death and cobbed of  whose fate nothing has been known.'  We were strangers in a stranger  country and how few of us would have  been.missed. There was no place on  earth where the body of a victim  could be more easily disposed of than  among the, rugged rocks and canons  of Cariboo. And now and again when  a dead body used to be found what  fate more likely or charitable than'  that of accidental death.  Cariboo.  R. S. WILSON,  ���TU!  ���LOCAN TAI  Sixth street, New Denver  n  SOLICITOR and Notary Public.  0  New Denver, E. 0  W.J.TRETHEWEY,E,  Examination & Reports.  Assays of Ores.  Analysis of Ores.  OKI'ICK AND LA1JOKATOHY :  FRONT    8T ,     KASLO  a. MaKoHftLL  iOKJN'XUSn?  KASLO,  B.C.  Graduate of Am.-riean College Of Dental Surgery  Cliiea.ir').  Oi-'i-'ici.;: Over By civs' Hardware store.  M. W. BRUNER, M. D.,  Physician and Sl'uukon.  Thrao Forks,       -       B. C.  A   FULL Line of Dru^s and  Prescription Keinc-  i'V   die** ke. t <m hand.  NOTICE.  OTICE is hereby given that pcr.-sonsdesiring to  locate I.uul, oi: take timber, within  the K.t*;lo  .&��� Slocan K;al\v.���;.. Reserve, arc requested to c m-  nmnieate with the Com,-any'.s Otli.'e at Kaslo. to  avuid the  cmUta*.* of iresna'-yiiig. .���  THE KASLO & SLOCAN  RAILWAY COMPANY.  Rout. Irving,  Secretary - . -..urt'V- - *VI fll���  i-**��tttA"'ftftvT-i&'r  *---* '.���-���'�����-�� .'  ^  ,  Second Year  THE   LEDGE.  MINING RECORDS,  Recorded  at New Denver,   the   Assessments'  Transfers and Locations:  TKANSPKBS.  W L Flager to W McLean���^ in Nonpareil and  Blackbird, on July 21.   Recorded Aug 8; amount,  *1.  W E Mann to W S Gorman���h in Argenta, on  July ao.   Recorded Aug 10; amount, 81.  Same���All interest m Madison and Great Eastern, July ao.   Recorded Aug 10; amount, ��1.J  CMGethiug to W 0 Yawkey���All interest in  the Thistle, June 21. Recorded Aug \2\ amount, SI  J Q McKinnon to AI McLean nnd D McCuaig���  iin Whycoeomagh, Aug 3. Recorded Aug 12;  amount, ��1.  M McLean to J Q, McKinnon and D McCuaig-��� ��  in Dalhousie, Aug 3. Recorded Aug lz; amount, ��1.  D McCuaig to M McLean���1 in Dalhousie and  Whycoeomagh, Aug 9. Recorded Aug. 12;  amount, ��1.  D E McKay to J Y Kcster���l-o in Wyoming,  May 13.   Recorded Aug 12; amount, 1.  D C Clark to J Y lies ter--1-.5 in Despair, May H.  Recorded Aug 12; amount, $1.  \V H McKay to J Y Kestcr���l-'J in Ruth, Aug  29, '93.   Recorded Aug 12; amount,"$l.  F P O'Neill to J Y Kester���l-'J in Hope, Sept 7,  'J3.' Recorded Aug 12; amount, il.  E C Pease to J Wilson and-L W Toms���1 C> in  Legal Tender, April 8. Recorded Aug 12;  amount, $100.  M McLean to J Pilon aud N Augcignon���1-6 in  Dalhousie, Aug 12. Recorded Aug 12; amount, $<30.  ' J C Seaton to J A Whittier���&'in Reciprocity,  Aug 0.   Recorded Aug 12 ; amount, S333.  T McGovern, W Franklin to J 1-1 Thompson and  W Sudrow���% iu Rescipr^ciry, Aug S. Recorded  Aug 12; amount, $337.  H Brady to A MeKeiizie and J McNaught���All  in Anthony, Aug 13. Recorded Aug il; amount, $1*  W Harris to A McKenzie and F McNaughton���  All interest in Modoek, Aug 13, Recorded Aug  14; amount, $1.  N F McNaught to A McKenzie and J McNaught  ���All interest in Pillchuck and Tallula, Aug 13.  Recorded Aug 11-; amount, $1.  T J Roadley ij �� Matthews���All interest i i St  George and Roa;lley. A.ig 9.   Re.: >rck*.l Aug 14;  amount, $1. ���  JHAsluieldto M A Wright���J in Fair Play,  Aug9.   Recorded, Aug It; amount, ��1.  M McAndrews to W L S.nith���h in Gettysburg  No 2 and Home Rule, Aug 13. Recorded Aug 14;  amount, SI.  ASSESSMENTS.  Ontario No 3��� Aug 14, by J Pilo.i.  Edith���Aug 14, by T W Gray.  Northern Pacitlc���Aug 14, by J R Campbell.  Starlight No 3���Aug 14, by J Caldwell.  Alturas���Aug 10, by M S Holland.  Lucetta��� Aug 17, by T J Leudrum.  Tiger No 6, Pine Log and BDiidholder��� Aug 17,  by J Popham.  Bonanza King, Knowville, Noble Five, World's  Fair and Maude E���Aug 17, by J J Henessey.  Mollie and Galena���Aug 19, by T McGovern.  Deerslayer and Ke33f-Aug 19, by G W Shaw.  Sapphire and Gem, Aug 19, by W C Monaghan.  St Antuino and H^fctie E���Aug 19, by J B Martin.  Castle Heidelberg���Next the C-rinth, Aug 19,  by J Gilhooley."  Transit���Next the Great Eastern, Aug 19, by G  Stafford.  Big Kauanka���In Ivanhoe basin, Aug 19, by H  Donally.  Lyon���On Wilson creek, Aug 19, hy J Sloan.  Napkin���On Cuv-enter creek, Aug 19. by ND  Moore.  Bonghal B.iwn���On Carpenter creek, Aug 19,  by McAndrews.  Conrad���On  Lemon creek,   Aug  19, by H R  Butner.  Mammoth���Extension of Chambeli, Aug 19, by  D W Skinner.  Humboldt���On Springer creek, Aug 20, by P  Grant.  Gold Hill���Opposite Morning Star, Aug 29, by E  L Wilson.  Heather���On Springer creek, Aug 20. B. Carter  C-iapIeau���On Lemon  creek,  Aug  20,   by J E.  Tattersall.,  Mic Mac���On Springer creek, Aug 20, by J C  Gwillan.  Tammany���-On Lemon  creek,   Aug 20.  by A  Bass.  Elkhorn���On Lemon creek, Aug 20, by J Beaty^  Ma trice���On  Springer creek, Aug 20,   by W  H Wall.  Pontine���On Springer creek, Aug 20, by D H  Gibson.  Mattawa���On Ten Mile, Aug 21, by W H Brandon.  White Beauty���On Lemon creek, Aug 21, by E  Lemieux.  Black Beauty���On Lemon creek, Aug 21, A P  Lemieux.  Barbara���On Carpenter creek, Aug 21, by D A  Ross.  Ltytle Alma���On McGuigan creek, Aug 21, by D  A Ross.  j^Gariield���Left of Grey Copper, Aug 21, bv E C  Ward.  X-  Front Street, Kaslo.  hn  ft Largest ai 1st Colli M in tt  Dry Goods, Carpets, House Furnishings,  Gents' Furnishings, Clothing, Hats,  Boots & Shoes. Tents and Blankets  .QriR RESTAURANT  ISTe-w Denver, B. O.  E-  r s l<;*i K'-'r- -i  i'S * -j "   "1  L,  ENT.  mrearsa*asiMBiiBmG!XT*tTttamameaKaemaBEnumiii  -Everything in First Class Order.  Meals Served at all Hours.  Best of Attention to Customers.  JACOBSON & Co  LEDGE CROPPINGS  UW1  rffiivn i ii ii ti "K1*r*"'r*rr-'r  When in Vancouver stop at the  Manor House. f,  Red fish are plentiful in Carpenter  creek and fall easy to the local fishermen.  J. Findley, representative of the B.  C. Iron Works, Vancouver, is now  stationed here for some time to come.  Mr. Findley will personally visit all  parties desirous of doing- business with  his firm upon application. f  Is the Metropolis of the  Slocan District, and  Realty Must Increase in Value.  For  (i  UAI  rasjorMio  .  Notice to the Public.  QTAGES Leave Kaslo   and  Three Forks, for  U   either place, every morning at 8 o'clock  locations.  Flower���On   Payne  mountain, Aug 13, byC  Henderson .  May���On Payne mountain, Aug 13, by   W D  Clements,  Happy Jack���On Lemon creek, Aug it, by J E  Tattersall.  M 8���On Ten Mile, Aug 1-1, by M F McNaught.  Florence-On Ten'Mile, Aug 14, by E A Cameron. . ������'���'���.���  Lone Lake���On Granite creek, Aug 14, by J H  Currie.  Semaphore���Aug 14,by W.Walton.-*'  ,  Violet���On Lemou creek, Aug lo, by J E Tat.  tersall.  Nelson��� On Lemon creek, 'Aug lo, by C Faas  and H Pippon .  Little Mammie���Aug ig, by P T Tracy.  Hyderbad���Aug 16, by P Sheran.  OBlack Jack���Aug 16, by J M Winter,  A Bedeu  Tip-Top���Aug 10 ..by A Bedeu.  Townsend���Same.  Anthony���On Four Mile, Aug 16, by II Brady,%  Monogram���On Lemon creek, Aug 17, by J E S  Kinnear.  Dexter���On Springer creek, Aug 16, by A Wilde.  "Josephine���On "Wilson croek, Aug 19, by J B  Martin. * . r  Molton���On Wilson creek, Aug 19, by F Provost.  Last Bannock���On Springer Jcreek, Aug 19, by  ODHoar. ���  Satisfaction is  Guaranteed,  A. J. SCOT1  Manager  9  CHOICE BUSINESS AND RESIDENCE LOTS  Investors wi]l consult their own  Interests' by consulting  ^-TT X T  -JLJ&JJLiJL  Y.  New Denver, B. C.  Keep Your Eye On  Henderso:  In New Denver, and You will see all  the Latest Sensations in Literature of  the Bay.'.\:  KASLO CITY.    ���*      *      ��  ���aa  The only practical Watchmaker in  the Kootenay District. Orders by  mail receive prompt attention  ALL WORK GUi. RMTEBP,  i.  Fresh Fruit and KoiiMsMnery  Always Kept in Stock  Nelson, B C.  Full Line of Suitings and  Trouserings always on hatid.  ARROW LAKE,  IS now open for the accommodation  of guests  Rates, &1.50 to S2.50 pej^ day. Baths  25  cents eacli, or 5 for SI.   For fui'ther  j>articulars wiite to the 'proprietors.--  DAWSON, CBADDOCK & Co


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