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The Ledge Apr 29, 1897

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Array Vol  IV. No.    31.  NEW DENVER, B. C, APRIL 29, 1897.  Price $2.00 a Year.  TUNNEL, SHAFT, DUMP  Latest Returns from the Mines and  Prospects of the Silvery Siocan.  PREPARED    FOR   MINING   MEN.  Chas. Wilson, Vancouver, has purchased the B. Fraction.  John A. Finch Aas bought a three-  fourths interest in'the Cultus.  Solomon Cohen,. Spokane, has taken  a hall interest in the Tallahassie.  Vancouver parties have bonded the  Hyderbad, Ten Mile, for $18,000.  A." P. R. Blackwood, Winnipeg, is  getting hold of Carpenter creek properties.  Michael McAndrews has secured  control of the Linnet and Gipsey  Queen.  David Sutherland has taken the  valuable Ten Mile property, the  Silver Bell.  C. W. Callahan has arrived in New  Denver and will look after the Galena  Farm. for a month.  The Bachelor group on Twelve Mile  has been bonded to the Rossland' G.  & D. Co., of Toronto. ,  The new cross-cut on the Lily B.  has been started and will probably  tap the lead in 90 days.  J. H. Chapman, of Victoria, has  taken hold of the Joint Hye, Granite  Flat and Summit 5, Springer, creek;  When the snow leaves work will  be commenced on the Jenny Lind  and Beaver, just above the Wakefield.  E. Curzon Clarkson, of Toronto, has  taken over the Palmita, adjoining  the Queen Bess, Carpenter creek, at  $20,000.  The trail to the Howard Fraction is  being shovelled out. and a shipment  . will be made from that property in a  few days.  Blair Carter and Ed. Dunn have  bonded the Heather and Heather  Fraction to J. A. Yerex for$lC,000,  10 per cent cash.  Locations are.coming into the Record office thick and fast. Springer  and Lemon creeks seem to be the  favored localities.  The Ruth laid off its force of 56  men last week owing to the impossibility of shipping ore until the wagon  road' is in better condition.  G. A. Farini, of London, Eng.. is  bonding Twelve Mile properties,  this week the Get There Eli group at  $12,000 anc1 the Bachelor at $12,500.  A company with A. G. Ferguson at  the head has bonded the Preseott  group, Four Mile, and will work the  properties. The Company's stock  capital is $1,200,000. y  The second payment on the Wakefield group was made last week.  More cabins .are to be erected  immediately and work pushed on this  group with "a large force of men.  Properties in the vicinity of the  Galena Farm are in demand.    R. B.  Punnett. of Victoria, this week bought j  the Stormont and   Colorado Beetle, j  and deils are on for other claims ad-;  joining. j  H. P. Jackson and John MeNiven  have withdrawn their claim to the  Minneapolis   and   Erie,    McGuigan  Basin, adjoining the R. E. Lee, and  allowed the properties to be sold to  the Erie M. & M. Co.  Ground sluicing has uncovered the  ledge on the Viking showing up* a  reasonable amount ot free milling  gold ore. A stamp mill will probably  be erected this summer.  The superintendent of the Regina  reports that the last 20 feet of the  drift has been in over 10 inches of  solid shipping ore. Samples, averaging 300 ounces in silver and $26 in  gold,  A. G. Ferguson went to Ten Mile  Monday to look after the Edmonton.  The last tunnel contract was finished  Saturday with nothing in sight at  the face. It is reported Mr. Ferguson  will draw out of the property.  The snow on ,the granite belt,has  disappeared a month earlier than  usual, and already prospecting has  commenced. Some good gold-copper  rock has been brought ,in m>m points  along the river about 13 miles from  foot of Slocan lake.  McKinnon, McFarland and Popham  have transferred the St. Lawrence  and Northumberland to Osborne  Plunkett for a consideration of $12,-  000. A company called the Slocan  Mines Co. has been formed, in Vancouver to work these claims. The  directors are O. Plunkett, L. B.  Hessev and M, C. Brown, and the  capital is $50,000, with ��� shares at a  par value of five cents' All the  treasury stock was taken up in a few  minutes.  The Alma in the Arlington basin is  under bond to Tom Dunn and W.  Farrell, of Vancouver. Last week:  the cross-cut. when in 70; feet tapped  the lead at a depth of 40 feet. Here  is nine feet of concentrating ore between walls. ..The first three feet cut  by the tunnel will concentrate 2 in.l,  while the balance will give 6 in.l.  The lead as shown is well in place,  and the strike is of considerable  importance to the Springer creek  country. A drive on the ore. is now  being made and further results are  awaited with interest.  The Cariboo Creek district ot the  Slocan mining division is destined .to  receive a great deal of attention till is  summer. Little has been heard on  the outside about this country, but  there has been considerable prospecting done. Over 525 claims are recorded in the mining recorder's office  at Nakusp. Nine companies have  been incorporated and stocked by  Rossland and Sandon parties. Good  assays have been got from a number  of claims in different parts of the district, and some prospects sold at good  figures.  George   H\   Suckling'.  The Ledge welcomes George H.  Suckling, who has come to stay with  the Kootenay for business. Mr.Suckl-  ing has been in the commercial  arena in Toronto and Montreal for  over a quarter of a century, but is  now convinced that the great future  of our Canada is linked with the development of this Kootenay's mineral  wealth. He is taking hold of the  Silverton townsite, and placing considerable of the property in Toronto,  Montreal and Buffalo as well ab  Spokane, Rossland and Vancouver.  He is also largely interested in mineral developments and can place  meriterous properties with Eastern  and English clients. He will take in  hand and manage properties in this  vicinity, whose owners may be  absent in other parts.  THE  BONDHOLDER.  The management of the Bond-,  holder has at last decided to go over  the hill and develop the rich ore  chute on the Lone Scar. This chute  can be seen in the hill for eighty feet  and has a fine rich streak of ore that  has assayed 1200 ounces, while 12  inches alongside of it shows up 383  ounce ore. At a recent meeting of  the company Campbell-Johnston,  made a report as follows :  On a plan of the property and the  adjoining mines,'he pointed out tho  open cuts and natural exposures  which by actual survey proved that  the veins traced through the Bondholder property were continuous  across the intervening, claims, the  Maboo and Ohio, on to the Enterprise  mine, and the Iron Horse. This  pi-oof, apparent to anyone going over  the ground, is very important and  encouraging, showing the wonderful  continuity of the company's veins and  their possibilities of holding in value  to great depth.  There are three veins parallel to  one another exposed on the surface of  the company's claims. Two of these  correspond to those so extensively  proved to be of high grade in the  Enterprise. The trend is N. E. and  S. W: The one lying farthest to the  west has been struck already m tlie  crosscut tunnel on the Bondholder  and the Pine Log, and also shows up  wonderfully rich on the Lone Star,  all owned by the company.    -  On the Bondholder a drift has been  run from the crosscut along this vein  70 feet. On the-Pine Log two levels  were run along it, and on the Lone  Star;-in a few weeks,; when the snow  goes, it is proposed to run in and  prove the extent of the rich ore chute  showing.  Besides the vein mentioned, there  is a second vein to the east, exposed  at intervals on the surface for 3,000  feet. This vein on the Enterprise is  the one from which so much ore has  been taken, the chutes being more  continuous and wider. On the surface the average distance between  these veins is 140 feet, horizontally.  This distance has now been completed  on the Bondholder claim. However,  as in nature the dip of a vein is never  constant, but flattens and pitches  differently in depth, it is not possible  to say in how many feet the vein will  be'struck; it may be any day, and it  may be a'tew weeks or more. Of  the certainitv of finding it there is no  doubt. Of the value there is every  hope and belief.  It is proposed later to continue  the crosscut simultaneously with the  drifts and upraises to catch the third  vein snowing.  SANDON.  NARIJSF FLOAT.  Nakusp is a busy place. The  Kootenay, the new boat for the C. P.  R. service from Revelstoke to Trail,  is tied to the dock, receiving the finishing touches and having the furniture put in. The apron for transferring loaded cars from scows to the  railroad is nearly completed. A  large barge will bo launched in a  few days. The saw mill is working  fall force. Travel is large and the  hotels are full. The Leland has  made a large three story addition to the house, and been newly  and handsomelv furnished throughout. The Madden House is also  completing a three story addition.  Mrs. David Mathe?on has added to her millinery  a .-���ro.'k of Indies' and gent-*' lurnHw ig.*.  Gun plaj'S are sometimes seen in  this burg, but up to date have been  harmless.  G.N. Spencer and A. F. Minter, of  Sandon have formed a partnership  for the purpose of selling and promoting mining propositions.  Dr. Pohl who has been repsesent-  ing the Slocan Hospital at this place  has resigned and left for Portland,  Oregon last Saturday. Dr. P. IT.  Powers succseded him in the management of the hospital at this end of  the line.  H. S. Sherrard mining engineer  for J. H. Clark of Rossland and Sandon, who has been making his headquarters at this place for some time  left for Placerville, California this  week to take charge of the Grand,  Victory mine at that place.  Silver City Lodge I. O.O. F. gave  their first annual ball last Monday  evening, in honor of the 78th anniversary of Odd Fellowship in  North "America. The affair was a  highly gratifying success and there  were none of the vast throng that  filled the hall but had some word of  commendation for the management  who labored assidiously to make the  success that it was.  The K. & S. railroad has had experiences galore during the season.  One misfortune galling another, so  fast they followed, but the climax  was reached last Saturday morning  when an infernal machine was discovered under the corner of the de:  pot, with fuse attached and all ready  to send the little redbiiilding and ail  its contents into the great beyond.  The discovery was a glittering  climax to the drama that has been  enacted dnring the winter, of which  "Lindseed" Alexander, stage manager for the aspiring Roscins could  hot have supplied a better prologue,  and the excitement that attended its  discovery would have done justice to  a nigger camp meeting.  LOCAL   BREVITIES.  New Denver will have a lacrosse team in a few  days as sticks and balls are expected to arrive this  week.  The work of pile driving- for the wharf was  retarded this week owing to the wrecking of the  pile-driver.  Silverton is to have a drug store in the near  future. R. A. Matheson, late of Toronto, will  erect a suitable building and lay in a large slock  of drugs.  The lumber for the 0. P.R. warehouses is  expeeted to arrive Friday rand a large force of  men will push the building to completion as earlv  as possible.  This has been | a hard week on the nimble-  fingered gentry of the green cloth, Two ot them  were given their walking-papers-'.Monday and  they���walked.  A meeting was called for Monday night to consider the proposition of building a Presbyterian  church in Denver, but the matter was indefinitely  postponed. *  The opening of the St. James ���Hotel Saturday  night was a very successful affair. The new hotel  is one of the handsomest and leozicst in the Kootenay, and the Angrignon brothers are proving  themselves first-class hotel men.  Ten Mile is to have a saw mill of -8000to 10,00.'  feet per day capacity. The machinery, will  arrive here from Edmonton about May.in, and  the mill erected on the timber limit -lately secured  by S. T. Walker, by the Messrs.-Pierce, lumbermen or Edmonton. The office of the new company will be in New Denver.  The shaft on the Currie is down 190  feet The Galena Mines Co. Ins purchased a 150 ton concentrator from  Eraser & Chalmers which will be  placed in position as soon as possible.  The Toronto Type Foundry has  opened an agency at Vancouver with  J. C. Groine ns manager. t-i jw^fr Tfel ;%wt* ��� . jn.ntv*��.."UKJi>i  Mtgi-CJJ-UjCt-t&t ��.**W'��HJa lAiiSiiC-  2  THE   LEDGE.  Fourth Year.  THE   GAMBLER'S   WfFJE.  Dark is tiie night!   How dark!   No light!   No  fire!  Cold on the hearth, the last faint sparks expire!  Shivering she watches by the cradle side  For him who pledged her love���last year a bride  "Hark! 'Tis his-footstep���'tis past���'tis gone!  Tick, tick l How wearily the time crawls on !  Why  should he leave  me thus ?   He once was  kind!  And  I  believed   'twould  last���how mad,  how  blind!  "Rest thee, my babe!   Rest on !   'Tis hunger's  cry  Sleep! For there is no food���the fount is dry!  Famine and cold their  wearying work  have  done���  My heart  must break!   And  thou"���the  clock  Strikes one!  "Hush !   ';Tis the dice box!   Yes, he's there, he's  there;  For this���for this he leavef- me to despair!  Leare love! leaves truth! his wife! his child! for  what?  The wanton's smile, the villain and the sot!  "Yet I'll not curse him ! No! 'Tis all in vain !  'Tis long to wait, but sure he'll come again !  And I could starve and bless him, but for you,  My child! His child! Oh, fiend''���the clock strikes  two.  "Hark!   How the sign board creaks!   The blast  howls by  Moan, moan ! A dirge swells through the sky !  Ah!   'Tis his knock!  He comes! He comes once  more!  'Tis but the lattice flaps!   Thy hope is o'er!  "Can he desert me thus ?   He knows I stay  Night after night in lonliness, to pray  For his return, and yet he sees no tear!  No!   No!   It cannot be���he will be here!  "Nestle more closely, dear one, to my heart!  Thou'rt  could !. Thou'rt freezing!    Hut we will  not part!  Husband!   1 die!   Father!   It is not he!  Oil, God J   Protect my child! '���the clock strikes  three. .   .  whole ledgewas also opened up by cut and vari  ous shafts for 1500 feet. The new ledge is of lower  grade than the main ledge, and will concentrate  eight into one, that is, eight tons of ore will make  one ton of concentrates, which will be worth  about $100a ton. We are not in the experimental  stage with regard to these mines, as many in the  neighborhood���at least six���are paying good dividends. The nearest one to us has paid ��5,000 a  month for tne past six months and has produced  $750,000. That mine has a rather small ledge, not  more than six feet wide. The Slocan Star is another, property being offered in this market for  $2,000,000 and that is on the same ledge and in the  same neighborhood, so that we are taking no  chance when we say that the Galena mines, with  their enormous ledges and the same character of  rock as in these other mines, which are proving to'  be divideud-payers, will become a very valuable  property. (Applause.)  Captain Adams said he had worked as pioneer  in the district in which the mines were situated,  and was pleased to be able to confirm the statement of Mr. Callahan. The district was the talk  of the country round about, and the miners, were  unanimous in their opinion that the Galena Farm  was one of the best deposits of mineral in the  eountiy. A vote of thanks to the chairman closed  the proceedings.���Canadian Gazette.  Changes In the Mining Laws.  WMinmMWMnn  May never be a second Butfce. but it will he  of Canada  and is now  The  The glimmering  They 're gone!   Thev're gone!  spark hath sped I  The wife arid child are numbered with the dead !  On the cold heart, outstretched in solemu rest,  The babe lay frozen on its mothers breast!  The gambler came at last���but all was o'er���  Dead silence reigned  around���the   clock struck  four.  ���Reynell Coates.  The standing committee on mining are proposing some important changes in the mining laws  of British Columbia.   Among others the  most  sweeping are as follows:���Before receiving a free  miner's certificate an alien must declare his intention of becoming a British subject; security  for damage to occupants or owners of lands entered upon for mining purposes is only to' be de  manded by the mining recorder, if the owners request it; the number of adjoining claims, on one  of which assessment work done shall be allowed  to count for all, is limited to eight; all surface  rights on a mineral claim, except those actually  inquired for mining operations, are to remain  vested in the Crown; work done surveying a  claim is to count as assessment work iip to $100;  notice of completion of assessment wor�� must be  advertised in a paper published in the mining division or the nearest to it; mines are no longer  allowed to be held as real ^estate; a search permit  can be granted for three months, during whicli^he  ground covered by it shall not be open Jto search  by any other miner; a written agreementas nees-  sary to hold an interest in a mining claim  Its location hi the centre of what is admitted to be the  richest silver district on earth, cannot help, Tvith the unsur  passed scenery that surrounds it upon every side, but mak  one of the most famous towns of modern times.    If .you  -desii-e a home in this beautiful spot buy a lot from  ANGUS M'GILLVRAY  Hon. Mr. Martin's Pledge  The Galena Mines, Limited.  The first general (statutory) meeting of the  shareholders of the Galena Mines, Limited has  been held at Winchester House, Old Broad street,  under the presidency of Colonel Robert Baring.  The Secretary, Mr   P, F. Dietz, having read  the notice convening the meeting.  The Chairman Said: This being the statutory  meeting; summoned in conformity with legal requirements, your directors have no report or  accounts to submit to you, but they are glad to  have this opportunity of informing you of what  has taken place with regard to your properly  since the formation :of the Company. Under ordinary circumstances, they would have deferred  calling this meeting for some weeks, but, as our  circular has informed you, Mr. Callahan, our  consulting engineer, is here on a short visit, and  as he is about to return to British Columbia, they  have called the meeting early to secure the advantage of his presence.  Mr. C. W. Callahan :     A year ago I started out  to British Columbia in the capacity of consulting  engineer for the Vancouver,  British  Columbia,  General Exploration Company, ostensibly to And  gold hiines.   I found a great many prospects that  gave promise of future development to warrant  my iaking charge of them with a viow of paying  dividends at an early date.   In my wanderings  I came across the famous Slocan division in West  Kootenay, a silver-lead mining district. Previous  experience in other parts of the world convinced  me that these silver-lead prospects were capable  of paying larger dividends than the gold mines of  the district, and thefore I concentrated my atten  tion upon that section, which resulted in my finding a hugh vein between the two principal geolo-  . gilal formations of that country���namely, granite  and slate, and that was doveloped for a number of  miles in three or four instances���namely the Slocan Star mine and the Alamo mine���to a depth of  three or four hundred feet.    I traced the ledge  over a series of mountains and it brought me to  the Galena mmes, where I found a shaft had been  sunk off-the ledge byrsome inexperienced people,  who sank at right angles to the course of the lcde,  resulting in their not finding what they expected.  I  procured a  bond on  the  best of it, about 200  acres',  and pumped out the shaft, crosscut the  ledge, and found ft to  be  12  feet wide carrying  high-grade galena ore.   I then drifted on it  100  feet east and west, sunk a winze au additional 30  feet, which gave me  100 feet from  ihe surface,  which was enough to demonstrate that there was  a very rich and large mine there, which only required skillful and systematic working to make it  ;.i profitable and  dividend-paying  property.   In  pursuance of that idea, I went nearly 350 feet, put  dcwn a double-compartment working shaft, equipped it with .necessary working machinery, and  am now sinking it, and expect in thirty davsto  have struck the ledge on which I shall drift.   I  hope to have a big mine from that day.   The ore  is a concentrating proposition, lieirig mixed more  or less with quartz and ledge material, but perfect  in every respect as a concentrating on..   we shall  have enough'ore in  sight when  this ledge has  Ijeen developed sufficiently to enable me to put at  least 50 or 75 men at work to keep in full operation  the 120-ton concentratnr we propose to build.   I  ought to mention' that as we were sinking the  new shaft we encountered a cross ledge iully io  feet wide, which was not known to exist betore.  Alter this discovery I took course from the strike,  mid followed it along the surface a distance of' 800  feet, and in a dozen places I opened it up. proving  his new ledge to !��..��� nl Jeaaf 800 feet Inns", and  the  To the Editor :���At the meeting at Kamloops  to which reference was made yesterday in the  house by Mr. Semlin, Mr. Martin pledged himself  to resign his portfolio should any measure for a  money bonus or gruarantee in aid of the British  Pacifie scheme be brought down by the government, reserving to himself the right to acquiesce  In any further land grant. We made a memoiv  andum in writing of the terms of Mr. Martin's*  pledge on the same day. Mr. Martin had evidently no written memorandum to refresh his memory with, and his statement last night that he was  only pledged"against supporting a grant of annual interest to the amount of ��240,500 is not cpn-ect*.'  There were other gentlemen present, persojoalj  friends of Mr. Martin, and politically opposed, to  ourselves, whose recollection of what Mr. Mariih  did pledge himself to is likely to be less, biased  than his.  ONE OF E  Naife, Qare, Sacks-, Coal, Hardware-, Canned Goods,  Iron; and Steel, Hay, Green Vegetables, Oats,  Groceries, besides,the many smaller lots coming in  daily.   W& invite you- all.   Lpw prices, for cash..  WM* HUNTER 8cGO.,  THREE FORKS  SI;LVERTOM  rrrsrv*  Victoria, April 15.  C. A.SEM&TN-.  C. B. SWORD.  -Tlai^; Ke^  HOUB^,'  ���R-OBEiiR/r oxxfrwrisrO"  With the old, name, is well equipped: to. accomodate a large number of. Guests.. The building iss-  e    plastered and the rooms are unsurpased for comfort in the Slocan,.while in.the  Dining Room-.can be found.the,besjt food iu the market..  IP^opreietoi**  Sandon;,  Has ampte accommodations-for,.a large.number of people.. The rooms are large-  andiairy,, and. the Dining Rpom is provided with, everything*-in the markets  Sample .ij'pouvs fori Commercial Travelers.  John Buckley, Pfop^  yqw.'jar'w'ff fiw��� frmJzn  at NEW DENVER,  orRMELSTOKE  Spring Stock of  Scotch Tweeds  just arrived, iii?  spect them before  placing yoitf orders elsewhere*  THIS TOWNSITE, i* situated a; mile  nd a half from: the welMcnowri G^LEN^ EARM^  MINESy and having a,n Bn^haJlanged: monopoly  of the trade of  CD  is now on: the Market.  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Frill. line  of "Suitings and  Trouserings al^ayso-r^ hand.  For lots.  SEW DENVER. B. C. Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  H  Hearts not in tlie Job.  An English officer, writing from Canea, Crete,  says: "Our English firing was fairly good, but  the men's hearts were not in the job." Mr.JHenry  Poole of Toronto, writes these lines, taking the  officer's remark as his text;  '���Their hearts were not in the job !"  Great God!  What English hearts would be  When English sailors and English guns  Were brought to fire on English nuns ?  And Salisbury stoops to the thankless work  Of soiling England to save the Turk,  By order of Germany.  "Their hearts were not in the job !"  Tha-'kGod  That English hearts to-day  Are as keen for honor, as true and brave,  As when Nelson's warships ruled the wave,  And Nelson's signals masthead high,  Cheered on the sailors to victory  In red Trafalger's Bay.  ���'Their hearts were not in the job t"  GoodGod!  If we had our Nelson now,  With his heart of Are, his eye' of flame.  Would England stoop to such depth of shame.  That England's sailors indignant'spurn  The medals their blood was shed to earn.  If Nelson were at the prow ?  What talk of concert disturbs our rest ?  What threats made England small ?',' ���  When single handed, and strong in right,  We hurled ourselves against Europe's might,  And fought and conquered, as Greece to day  Stands alkunaided against the fray,  No fears to fail or fall.  "Their hearts were not in the job!"  Pray God  Our hearts that word repeat:  God give our England a nobler work \  Than slaugtering Christians to please the Turk.   -  Let England's honor speak out and claim  No voice, no part, in this bloody game;  No right but to cleanse our English name  From the blood we shed in Crete.  ���Ottawa Journal.  At The Church Gate.  Although! enter not,  Yet roun about the spot  Ofttimes I hover;    .  And near the sacred gate.  With longing eyes I wait,  Expectant of her.  The minster bell tolls out  Above the city's rout,   v       .? '  And noise and humming;  They 've hushed the minster bell;  The organ 'gins to swell;  She's coming, coming!        ^  My lady comes at last,  Timid and stepping fast,  And hastening hither.  With modest eyes downcast';    '  She comes,���she ?s here, she's past!  May Heaven go with her !  Kneel undisturbed, fair saint!  Pour out your praise or plaint  Meekly and duly ;  I will not enter there,  To sully your pure prayer  With thoughts unruly.  But suffer me to pace  Round the forbidden pla-^e,  Lingering a minute.  Like outcast spirits, who wait,  And see, through heaven's gate,  Angels within it  ���William Makepeace Thackeray.  ENORMOUS   ORE   SHIPMENTS.  Carniegie Company Will Mine at Least  2,000,000 Tons in Minnesota.  Duluth, Minn.���It has been the general supposition among the mining men of the Lake Superior  country that the Carniegie Steel compaify would  mine and ship from its two great mines on the  Mesabanorth of this city, about 1,200,000 tons of  ore this year, and they have been thinking and  wondering who would get the remaining 1,800,000  tons that will probably be required by the Du-  quesne and other furnaces of the Carniegie company. But it is now understood from reliable  sources that the Mesaba mines of this company  will ship not less than 2,000,000 tons of ore this  year, and perhaps considerably more, the excess  contingent on  how much ore Carniegie will be  able to trade for pig iron. While this agreement  with the Rockefeller company does not permit him  to sell ore, it does allow him to trade ore with  other furnaces in exchange for pig metal, and this  he will do on as large a scale as possible. What  ore his furnaces will need aside from their Mesaba supplies will be supplied by the Puwabic, on  the Menominee range, Which is under Carniegie  ownership, and there will be veiy little of the 3,  000,000 tons that the company will melt that will  be brought from independent miners. It is also  unders tood that the Carniegie and Oliver com  panics ca?i and will use about 60 per cent, of Mesaba ores in their furnaces, the newer Duquesne  plant* using much more than that. This will  make the cheapest Bessemer pig iron ever made  in the United States.  The largest mining!steam shovel ever built is  now on the way from Toledo for the Mountain  Iron mine; it weighs 90 tons and will mine 5500  tons every ten hours, at a co&t per ton of not over  2 cents.  The Auburn mine has begun operations for the  se isonz   The Sellers has closed down indefinitely.  The Cinecnnatti and Hale, that were expected to  open at once,have not done so and will not till ore  advances,  At once after the announcement of the forma  tion of a pool among mine operators on the ranges  outside the Mesaba, the Nome mine raised the  wages of its miners 10 per cent, and took on 300  new men, the change in all affecting 1000 men.  Ncrrie ore had been put by the new pool at ��2.65 a  ton, delivered in Cleveland. This is an indication that the older ranges will call what they  term the Mebaba's bluff, and will stay in the fight  without, reducing the already Ioav wages of their  miuers.  Several mines have begun shipping ore to Marquette for vessels, which are evpected there about  lie 20th. The Sackson, Lake Superior, Lake An-  gelin and Winthrop will all be shipping this  week.  The new iron ore pool varies from $2.40 a ton for  Chapin ore to $3.40 for a special low phosphorous  ore. The reductions which were made in several  instances were large. An ore that sold for $4.25  iu 1896 will sell for ��2.1)2. A Marquette specular  ore that was on the market last year at $4.50 will  be sold for ��3.11. As no transactions have been  made in old range no-bessemer ore, .prices have  not been established. Standard Negaunee is expected to bring $2.25 and possibly $2,30.  Alaska Needs Laws.  BANK OF  BRITISH NORTH AMERICA  Established in 1836.  Incorporated by Royal Charter in is-io,-,  TIME CARD No. 1.  )  Paid-up Capital.  Reserve Fund ..:  ..��4, 866,660  .    1,338,333  C. B, Johnson, ex-United States attorney of Al  aska, who is how  in Minneapolis,, says that the  failure of congress to pass any land laws for Alaska has now resulted in such  complications  and  hardships that the situation is no longer tolerable.  There arc no titles to land in Alaska, and in a  country covered with forests a man is not permitted to chop enough wood for fuel. Mr Johnson  is interested in gold mining in the Juneau eoun*  try, and calls attention to a fact that is sometimes  overlooked, viz., that the largest stamp mill in the  world is owned by the Treadwell company of Juneau. Last year Alaska ranked fifth among the  states and territories as a gold producer, and this  year it will probably be third.  Sheridan once had occasion to call at a hairdresser's to order a wig. On being measured, the  barber, who was a liberal soul, invited the orator  to take some refreshments in an inner room. Here  he regaled him with a bottle of port, and showed  so much hospitality that Sheridan's heart was  touched. When they rose from the table and  were about separating, the latter, looking the barber full in the face, said : "On reflecting, I don't  intend that you shall make my wig." Astonished  a;id with a blank yisage. the other exclaimed:  ' "Good heavens, Mr. Sheridan ! How can I have  pay for it.   I '11 go to another * less Avorthy son of  the craft."  judge Roy Bean, of Langtry,  Tex., was' once  hying a Mexican for stealing  a horse,  and his  charge to the jury (as given in Leslies's Weekly)  was one of the shortest on record:'" Gentlemen of  th-j jury, thar's a greaser in the'box, and a hoss  n s i *sing.; you know your duty !" And they  did.  ���: THE:-  London .Office���3 Clements Lane, Lombard  St., E. C.  COURT   OF   DIRECTORS.  J. H. Brodie E.A.Hoare  John James Cuter H. J. B. Kendall  Gaspard Farrer , J. J. Kingsford  Henry R. Fairer Frederic Lubbock  Richard H. Glyn Geo. D. Whatman  Secretary���A. G. Wallis.  Head Office in Canada���St. James St.,  Montreal,  H. SriKKiMAN, - - 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. Wmnii eg,Man. Brandon, Man.  Kaslo, BC, Trail, B.C.  AGENTS IN THE UNITED STATES. ETC.  New York���52 Wall Street��� W. Lawson & J. C.  Welsh.  Sau Francisco--121 Sansom St.���H. M. I. Mc-  Michael and J. R. Ambrose.  London Bankers���The Bank of England Messrs  Glyn & Co.  Foreign   Agents���Liverpool���Bank of   Lhrer  E>ol. Scotland���National Bank of Scotland  imited, and branches. Ireland���Provincial  Bank of Ireland, Ltd., and bi*anches, 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, Managei  Sandon, BC.  First Bank Established in the Slocan  &  an House.  McGUIGAN, B.C.  Best house in the City.  Good accomodation for the  oscillating public.  BOftGARD & PEICKARL  Bii of Britt Colli.  Incorporated by Royal Charter 1862.  Capital (with power to increase)........ ^2,920,000  Reserve.....'.,. '.       486,666  AMOS THOMPSON, W.D.MITCHELL  Manager. Secretary.  r. b. Thompson, Notary Public  Head Office : 60 Lombard Street, London, Eng.  branches:  In"British Columbia:���Victoria, Vancouver, New  Westminister ,Nanaimo,Kainloops.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,  Liooal Manager*.  Sandon Branch.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  Mines and Mining" Properties for  sale. Abstracts, Conveyancing, &c.  Correspondence solicited"!  Agents for Phoenix Insurance Co.  of London, Eng.  . STRATHER  J"e"W"@l@r  KASLO CITY,       ~      -      .     ro  The only Practical Watchmaker in the Kootenay District. Orders by mail receive promp  attention.  ALL WORK GUAEAFfEED  The new addition to the    LELAND  HOUSE  Makes it one of the Largest and most  Comfortable Hotels in Kootenay,  MRS. D. A. McDougaJd,'  NAKUSP, - r BO.  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red  Mountain  RAILWAYS  The only all rail I'oute without change  fears between Nelson and Rossland  nd Spokan e a nd Rossland.  Only Route to Trail Creek  and Mineral District of the  Colville Reservation, Nel-  sou, Kaslo,  Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Dany, 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 Marcu.*- with  stage dailv..  IN EFFECT WED.J0V. 25, 1895  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Leave 58 00 A.M. Kaslo Arrive, 3 f>0 P.M  "8 3(5 " South Fork ."      3 15 "  "   0-'3G " Sproule's "      2 15 "  "   9 51 " Whitewater "      2-.00 "  '���10 03 ���' Bear Lake . "      148 "  "10 18 " McGuigan "      133 "  "10 30 " Bailey's "      1 21 "  "10 38 " Junction "      112 "  Arr. 10 50 " Sandon Leave l 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 No. 3, Jan. 4, '97  ^"VVESTBOUND.-^  ���  Nol No. 2  Passenger.;       Stations  Tues.,     Daily  Thurs.    except  V-EASTBOUND.-s  No. 2 No. 4  Passenger.  Tues.,     Daily  Thurs.   except  &Sat., Sunday. Lv. Ar.&Sat.,   Sunday.  6:30 pm 8:30 am Trail 8:00 am'.6:00 pm  6:40 pm 8:40 am       Smelter       7:47 am  5:47 pm  6:45 pm 8:45 am      MeLecd'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   7:21am   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  7:40 Dm 9:40 am      Rossland       7:00 am   5:00 pm  8:00 pm 9:50 am  Rossland Wye 6:40 am  4:40 pm  J. A. JORDAN. CD. & T. M.  THE STEAMER  LEAVES NEW DENVER  every morning at 8 o'clock  (Sundays excepted)  FOR SILVERTON,  SLOCAN CITY and ALL  INTERMEDIATE POINTS.  Returning will,} if possible, make connections  with the west-bound train on the N. & S. Ry.  Powder carried only on Fridays.      tf  Time Table subject to change without notice.  G. L. ESTABROOK, Master.  PACIFIC  The Quickest  Cheapest Route  East  OF  West.  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  CP.R.   Agents as to time and  rates.    It will save you money  Apply to nearest Railway Agent  or to  District Passenger Agent,  Vancouver  M.M.M.CQRECOR, T.P. A.,Nelson, B.C THE   LEDGE.  Fourth  Year.  Publisned every Thursday.  R.    T.    LOWERY,    EDITOR    AN��  FINANCIER.  ~   SUBSCRIPTION RATES: ~~  Three months ................ ..........  Six "          ..'....... 1.25  Twelve "       .............:......:........... 2.00  THREE VEAR ������������������ ��� ��� ���   5.00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  n on pai-eil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  pajxsr 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, APRIL2,9, 1897.  Kaslo in its prosperity has another  trouble to contend with. The vein  of blatant arrogance in its local paper  widened last week.  Steamboat races are quite common  in Kootenay Lake. If the government does not stop them it is only a  matter of time until the Kootenay  press will have a first class home  horror to report.  During the first 117 days of 1897  West Kootenay exported a little over  $2,500,000 worth of ore and matte.  Most of the output<��� came from tlie  Slocan district of which'New Denver  is the capital.  A man from Victoria was in New  Denver last week looking for a business location. Being told that the  lot he ivarited was owned in Spokane  he ejaculated, "Its all Spokane in  this country." Some truth in that for  while the Canucks on the Coast slumbered the fellows from Spokane  swarmed into the Slocan and picked  up many snaps that are now money  makers.  they learn of this bequest, hence we  must use great caution in sending  them to you.   We can not use the  mail as thn t is in the control of the  Spanish,  and all letters are opened  by the postal censors.   So we will  75'endeavor to  arrange   to get  these'  effects to you through our agent at  Key West, Florida, U.S.A., and will  send them to him by one of the Cuban  tobacco vessels that sail from  this  coast.   We will instruct him to send  them to you by some safe method of  transit.   You had better write to him  at once and give him your full address, and the name of the Express  Co., that comes to j'our city, also send  him express money order for sufficient funds to enable him to pay the  charges   made   by the vessel   that  brings the property   to Key West,  which will be about 40 reals'Spanish  or one pound sterling English money.  We will send you such further information as we get when we see Genl.  Gomez,  and request that' you refrain  from writing to us here about this  matter, as your letter might fall into  the hands of the  government  and  cause us great trouble. '  Address  all   your .letter's; to   Mr.  William Gardner, Key West, Florida,  U.S.A.. who will attend to it promptly for you.  Wishing you success we remain,  Yours respectfully,  Cardoso Conzalez & Co.  WM. BENNISON, JNO. COVER, H.E.COVER. ttk  Branches-  Everett, Wash.  3D Upper Brook St., London,  Members of the Rossland Stock Exchange  and Board of Trade.       immtw '  Cable Address���"Bennison."  Moreing and Neal,  Clough's (new and old),  Bedford McNeill,  arid ABC Codes'H^'*^'^^-  , ROSSLAND, B.C.  DEALERS IN  f  AND  MINES  MINING SECURITIES  f  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  A story is told of a child witness in  an Irish court who was asked by the  Judge: "If you took a false oath,  what would" happen to you? He  hesitated and at last said: *T suppose I wouldn't get my expenses."  In active mining operations arid reduction of ores,  and a knowledge of the different mining districts of  B.C. enables us to furnish reliable and competent  information pertaining to mines and mining matters.  References given.  ���:icaiJi3.-rt i:��j#!ij:rj j'ccanvira;'  NOTICE.  RES UJLT   OF   WAR.  To Provincial Land Surveyors.  TTIS HONOR the Lieutenant-Governor in Coun-  *���*��� cil has been pleased to make the following  rules and regulations with reference to the survey  of Provincial lands and mineral claims :���  1. All surveys shall be personally made by duly  qualified Provincial Land Surveyors.       ���  2. All Surveyors shall use the departmental  field book and paper, and at the bottom of'each  page of the field notes shall be entered the date  Below we print a letter received  by a lady in New Denver which  shows how kindly some people can  Write   When   there   is  about $5 in it, I and signature of Surveyor  The letter is written with a pen and  the envelope is stamped in Port  Tampa, Florida. The whole affair  savors of a slick confidence game and  as Mrs. Merkley never heard of Dr.  Warren she has handed us the letter  to publish in order to enlighten the  world upon one of the results of war-'  ���Cuba  H   COMP.,  Jucaro, Puerto Principe  CARDOSO   CONZALEZ  RANVUEROS.  Exporiadores do  la mejor  clase de tabaco de  Puerto P'rinc ipe y Ia Havana.  Jucaro, Cuba.  27 March, 1897.  Mrs. W. W. Merkley,  New Denver, B.C.  Dear Madam,���  We beg to inform you that we have  ���in our possession Bonds of the Dominion of Canada, face value 2000  dollars, 1 gold watch, 1 small diamond  ring and a sealed package addressed  to you, contents not known to us.  This property was bequeathed to you  by Dr. R. B. Warren, of the Insurgent Army, who recently died from  wounds received in the battle of  Euremada, in San Tiago, De Cuba.  They were sent to us by Gen. Gomez,  Commander of the Cuban army, who  wishes us to forward them to you  As Dr. Warren died in arms against j  tlib government of Spain his estate'  would be forfeited to tlie crown should ���  3. The original field-notes shall be accompanied  by an affidavit in the subjoined form.  4. All Surveyors must promptly cai ry out the  instructions of the Department in respect to the  character and amount of information to be furnished in the field-notes, and at all times be ready  to make such corrections and supply such additional data as seems expedient for the complete  checking of their work in the field.  5. The Department will invariably exercHe the  right of refusing to accept surveys not made in  accordance with the above regulations, and also  will refuse to accept as satisfactory any and all  surveys made by a Surveyor who has been guilty  of repeated infractions of the preceding rules.  G. B. MARTIN,  Chief Com'r of Lands and Works.  Lands and Works Dep't,  Victoria. B.C., 15th April, 1807.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : ,6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :;:     859,698.40  Sir Donald A. Smith, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. Gr. A. Drummond, Vice President,  ES.Clouston, General Manager,  A. Macnider, Chief Inspector & Supt. of Branches.  A. B. Buchanan, Inspector of Branch returns.  W. S. Clouston,  Assistant Inspector.  James Aird, Secretary.  Branches in all parts of Canala, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver Branch  r ��� ��� 'i .. .   . -,  A general banking business transacted  Survey ok Provincial Lani>s.  Affidavit.  I* ��� ��� of-  .a duly  authorised Provincial Land Surveyer for the Prc,.  inee of British Columbia make oath and say as  follows :���  (l.) I have surveyed ,  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  NOTICE.  (2) I commenced the said survey on the    ........day of..........189   , and completed it on  the. day of........ is*)   .  (3.) I personally ran all the lines of the  said  survey on the dates set out in the annexed field-  book marked A.  (4.) The notes contained in the field-book are a  , correct representation of the work done on the  \ ground by me.  Sworn before ~\  VTOTICE is hereby given that 60 days from date  il I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for permission to purchase 320  acres on the Columbia river commencing at a pofet  planted alongside S. Walker's north-west corner  post, thence running north -40 chains, thence east  80 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence west 80  chains to the point of commencement, containing  320 acres more or less.  Ellen McDougald.  Nakusp, April 20,1897.  ap29-je29  NOTIOE.  SIXTY days after date I intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for  permission to purchase the following described  ' land situated on Snow Creek, about three miles  from the Columbia river: Commencing at a post  marked W. A. Harrison's north-west corner post  and running east 40 chnins, thence south 40  chains, thence west;40 chains, thence north 40  chains to pointof commencement,and containing  160 acres of land more or less.  William Alfred Harrison,  NOTIOE.  I'Vov'l L.'iml Survevor.  ATOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after  IN date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, more or less situated  about 2h miles south of New Denver, on east shore  of Slocan Lake, West Kootenay, B.C. Commencing at J. C. Harris' S.W. corner, thence north 30  chains, thence west to mineral claim Neglected  and following east and south boundaries of said  claim to Slocan lake, thence southerly along east  shore of said lake to point of commencement.  J. C. Harris.  n.itcfl April 22nd. 18.-7. apsr-jcif)  Nakusp,-West Kootenay,  14th April, 1897.  ap29-je29  J. Edmond Angrignon  El Dorado Ave.  NEW DENVER.:  next Bourne Bros -ay-  Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  o  Sonth African Mining- Depression.  A cable from London says:   The effect of the  public disquietude respecting South Africa is to  depress the Rand gold mining shares, even when  the money market has been eased by the reduction  of the bank rate, and when all other classes of  securities have arisen under the influence ofjthe  hopeful outlook in the east. The Economist prints  a cable to-day, showing a decline during eighteen  months of $79,520,000 in the .aggregate valuation  of forty-one Rand companies. The Kaffir circus  is frequented only by brokers having stocks to  sell. There is no demand for mining stocks from  any quarter, enormous losses have been entailed  upon investors by this unparalleled depreciation  of mining securities.  "Do you think, Harry, you could induce one or  two boys tojcome to Sunday school?" I could  bring one. he replied; de udder fellere in our  alley kin lik me.���Dublin World.  TTOWARD 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, Belle  vueave, New Denver, BC.  GWILLIM & JOHNSON,  (McGill)  Minm^  i&Analy-Chemists.  '���- ' '  '    '������.,���',l. ���' - *  -     .  i '  Slocan City,        -      -      -      -      -      -       B C  .���%     DRISCOLL, C. E.,  Dominion & Provincial  Land Surveyorv  Correspondence solicited.  Q^M. WOODWORTH,  M.A.,  LL/B,  NOTARY PUBLIC,  CONVEYANCER, Etc.,  Brandon, Slocan City, B.C.  TT   T. TWIGG,-.-  Provincial Land Surveyor.  New Denver, B C .  Mineral claims, mines, timber limits, etc, surveyed  lyr   W. BRUNER, M. p  Physician & Surgeon.  Sandon, B.C.  Calls from a distance promptly at-  ended to.  D  R. A. S. MARSHALL.  Dentist  Kaslo, BC  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago ���  'J ��� ABR1EL  NAKUSP,  B.C.  REAL ESTATE,  MINES and INSURANCE,  Special attention paid to properties  on Cariboo Creek.  THE SILVERTON MINER'S UNION  -*��� No. 71,  Meets every Saturday night.  C.   McNICHOLLS,   President.  CHAS.  BRAND, Secretary.  D  R. A. MILLOY,  IDoxitist.  Office : Blacks Hotel,  SANDON B. C.  Stock  This property is suuated on  Two Friends  Mountain  Between the '' Lilly B " and  <' Two Friends" and is under  Development  It consists of a smalI compact  ledge carry ing 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 arid a tunnel  thirty feet in length run in  Bestaurant  Silvery Slocan,  IN NEW DENVER,      \  It was in operation when  on ledge,  was taken  Out of this tunnel  ��   0  Was turned against the country, and, now that the  gloom of the Argonaut days has disappeared, it looms  up brighter than ever as  A sample sack, taken and  sorted the same as ore sorters  sample for smelter shipments  Averaged  201 oz. Silver  d$2500Gold.  an  Property open to inspection  any time,  It is almost a certainty that  when it is properly opened  up it will pay reasonable  dividends.  The Capita! of tlie  company is $200,000  divided into 400,000 shares  of the par value of 50 cents  each, 100,000 shares of which  are for development.  Title clear; Bill ot 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  for sale at 1 gc per share  and your money goes for development of the propertv  only.  The Regina Mining Co.  o Slocan, Ltd Liability.  Suckling Bros., Slocan Citv,  Rashdall & Fauquier, New Denver  Asrents.  ...> A place where any  . . . . appetite can be satiated.  :     COME EARLY.ANP AVOID THE RUSH.  Jacobson & Co.  J.R.&D.&amer0R  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Furnish Clothing-  ���: in the: ���  -   Latest Style  ���: of the :���  Tailors Rpt.  shops at THREE FORKS & SANDON  CeMir.  /New  Denver  -fc^fc/ HAS THE -%^tv^ ���  RooniS(��^)Iii the Diningv  in-the Slocan Capital, OT^      CMRoom every  _���^niii      attention is paid to guests,       ^s&>��  and on the tables are placed the best viands obtainable.  MANAGER  JAS. DELANEY,  oiesaie  Agents for B.C. Sugar Refinery and  Roval Citv Pianino; trills.  NAKUSP, B.C. -ng"-'  '       n  THE   LEDGE,  Fourth  Year.  APOSTROPHE   TO   A   COW  By a City Girl.  Oh cow!  Oh, gentle cow!  I venture in the grassy 'field  And gaze  At thee as thou dost eat  The grassy grass c  In peaceful peace.  Oh, graceful cow!  The farmer-lad maligned thee  When he said  Thou wert ajwild and quickly  Rattled'beast;  That thon wouldst rave  And toss thy head and bel-  Low at the sight of my  New crimson waist, and raise  Thy tail, and charge at me,  Oh, peaceful cowl  Thou dost not mind at all  My crimson waist���, but stay���  Methinks���  Alas���oil, yes!���thou dost!  In fact, I do not like that wild  That snorty snort!  And see,  Thou comest on with vengeful mien  And whoopest down the sward!  I like the not!   Thy head is down!  Thy tail erect!  Thy eyes ablaze!  Methinks,  Ah, yes! methinks,  That I had best  Skedaddle quick, for low!  Oh, cow!  Oh, angered cow!  I lind I did Mistake,  I get me hence!  Farewell!  Oh, cow!  For now I see thou art,  Oh, mad male cow,  A bull!  -Albany Telegram  ALLEGED   HUMOR  Mose���De royal straight flush beats every t'ing  doan' it ?  , Sam���Everyt'ing but er razzer.-^Puck.  , Hojak���Do you think that navigation of the air  will ever be a success ? *���-  Tombik���Certainly. All that is necessary is to  obtain the repeal of the law. of gravitation,���Louis  ville Courier Commercial.  "What became of that Samuels girl that Pot-  tersby was flirting with last summer ?"   -A-  "You mean the girl that Potters by thought he  was flirting with ? She married him.  Glanders���It is said that paper can be used  effectively in  keeping a person warm.  Gazlay���That's very true. I remember a  thirty-day note of mine once kept me in a sweat  for a month.���Harrison Life.  "A woman doesn't really have any braiiis  until she is over 25 years old,5' said the man who  knows it all.  '���She would have if she needed them." said the  admirer of The Sex, and none could say him nit.  ���Indianapolis Journal.  Fuddy���Gorgon is a man of resources. Whenever I call at his house he begins to ask me  profound questions   He does it to please his baby.  Duddy���To please his baby ?  Fuddy���He rattles me, you know.  "I don't think it was exactly thoughtful of that  young ladv who has just ccme back from South  Dakota," said the young man who had just been  married.  "What did she do ? "enquired the bride.  "She said she congratulated me, ana wished me  many happy returns of the day.���Washington  Star.  "Has Dr. Nansen any social standing?"  "Dear me, yes.   He moves in the highest circles."���New York Sun.  Cynig���I can't see why a man Who is happy  when single should ever marry.  Friend.���He never doe3. ���Pi ck.  Queen Elizabeth's dance*, "you ruined me when  you cut off my hair."  "I didn't mean to Sammy," sobbed Delilah ; "I  didn't know you were going to play foot-ball any  more."���Harper's Bazar.  Ethel���Oh, dear me! I don't know what to  think! Algy asked me last night if I wouldn't  like to have something around the'house that I  could love, and that would love me,'-  Edith-Well?  Ethel���Well, I don't know whether he means  himself, or whether he is thinking of buying me a  dog!���Puck.  "Science," said the lecturer, "has established beyond peradventure the indestructibility of matter.  Chemical and mechanical agencies may change  its form and its location, but somewhere in some  form it still exists."  "That seems tew explain," whispered Farmer  Hayrick to his wife, "how Grover Cleveland  come tew turn up. over in Jeisey."���Chicago Journal. .'.',;.'..  "Truth crushed to earth will rise again," quoted  the earnest man.  "Tnie.'; replied Senator Sorghum ; "but. in  many cases, not until after the referee has counted ten."���Washington Star.  "And are the divorce laws so very liberal in  your section ?"  "Liberal ? Say ! They are so liberal.that nobody ever heard of a woman crying at a wedding  out there."���Detroit Journal.  He^-Miss Bellacoar claims to belong to a very  old family.  She���Well, she's justified. There are six of  those girls and the youngest of them must be at  least thirty-five.���Cleveland Leader,  The Farmer's Wife���Would you be willing to  saw some wood for your breakfast ?  Fluent Fontelroy���It would be useless, madam.  My teeth are not as good as they once were."���  Cornell Widow. .  Nakusp  &<%<ik'<^<%*^'<^'tt<<v&>>4r>^?%���>*Q>  Having placed some new machineiy  in our Mill, we are prepared to fur.  nish all kinds of rough and dressed  Lumber  and Shingles  at Eeduced Prices  Bruce   to  His Men at Bannockburn.  Scots, wha haewi'Wallace bled,  Scots, whom Bruce has aften led,  Welcome to your gory bed,  Or to victory!  Now's the day, and now's the hour;  See the front o' battle lour;  See approach proud Edward's power-  Chains and slavery!  Wha will be traitor knave ?  Wha can fill a coward's grave ?  Wha sae base as be a slave ?  Let him turn and flee !  Wha for Scotland's king and law  Freedom's sword will strongly draw,  Freemen stand, or freemen fa',  Let him follow me!.  i .......  By opression's woes and pains!  By your sons in servile chains!  We will drain our dearest veins,  But they shall be free !  . Lay the proud usurpers low !  Tyrants fall in every foe !  Liberty's in "every blow !���  Let us do or die !  ���Robert Burns.  PRICE LIST:  Rough Lumber, narrow,  ���' "        wide,  Joist and Scantling; sized up to  18 feet long,  8'to24 '  21'to.SO '  Flooring, T & G, G "  Vjcint Ceiling, 4'  "Rustic,  Shiplap,  Surfaced Dressed��  $10 no  $11 00 to 12 ..  11 ..  ������:     >  ..12...  13 ..  20 ..  '    22 ..  22  19 '.'.  14 ..  13 <.  A liberal discount .on large orders for Cash,  PETER GENEJLLE & Co  9  ft l rosnectors'Assay Offlee  Brandon, B.C,,  The   Chicken of 1860.  Grafton Record.  ��� A farm paper advises hatching chickens early.  Our experience is that chickens hatched early  are no good. We had one, handed in on subscription���for dinner .last Sunday, which must  have been hatched as early as 1860. It was tougher than the dishes. No one succeeded in splintering off a piece, and along towards dark it was  offered to the dog. He had just finished eating a  rubber shoe and it was expected that the chicken  would melt in his mouth. He played with it for  a few hours and then dropped it in a post hole  with a d sgusted look on his fack. Chickens hatched may be all right to make glue out of, but that's  all the use they have left after their egg-laymg  bureau is empty. -      .  Freed 'em Both.  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. ;...........  Silver and Copper......... ................  Gold, Silver and Copper ...  ..' .  Platinum...:.'. :....   Mercury. ..���...* ......................  Iron or Manganese. ���... ......"   Lime, Magnesium, Barium, Silica, Sul-  phur, each.   Bismuth, Tin, Cobalt^ Nickel,. Antimony,  Zinc, and Arsenic, each    Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash,  and percentage of Coke, if Coking  Coal) ���   Terms* 'iCasli With Sample.  June 20th. 1895.  FRANK DICK,  Assayer and Analyst  $1.50  3 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  4 00  2 00  2 50  3 50  5 00  2 00  200  2 00  4 CO  4 0  BOURNE  BROS.,  QEALERS IN  GENERAL  MERCHANDISE,  MINERS'  SUPPLIES,  DOORS, SASH,  OATS,  ERAN,   LTC.  I.   NEW DENVER,  ^ jB.G.  ROWLEY  ^g��������-������&CO.��  Manufacturers  and Importers of  FURNITURE  Fine upholstering-aSpecialty.   Undertaking and Embalming-..  Opp. Slocan Hospital, New Deny er.  Wm.Darlington, M.E.,  Cornell Uni. Mass. Inst.. Tech.,  H.C.Bellinger, Metallurgist,  Me'm.Amer.Inst.Min.Engineers.  DARLINGTON & BELLINGER,  Mining Engineers & Metallurgical;  Chemists.  Office & Laboratory, Slocan City, B.C..  FLO  STiV  New Denver.  TOBACCONIST,  NEWSDEALER,  and STATIONER,  Imported and Domestic Cigars,. Tb-  ���baccoes^ Fruits and Confectionerv.  ash &  He���Vou girls seem to be awfully fond of  sweets. .  She���And you men seem to be awfully fond of  sours.���Cornell Widow.  Stern Father���I hear you were out gambling  :No sir ; I was ahead.���New York  last night.   Is it true V  Gay Youth-  Journal.  Beggai��� Please, sir,  gel my breath and���  Gentleman���Here's five cents  ���Harlem Life.  I'm so exhausted I can't  go and buy one.  The Doctor���Its twins,  Young Husband���I might have known it; it's  my wife's theoiy that two can live as cheaply as  one.���Tid-Bits.  aRayofHoie: The Bride���I'm so worried  about Fred's cold!  Her Mother���Still, the majority of cases of cold  in the head terminate favorably.���Puck.  Barnes Tormer���Talk about your frosts! Why  alioy came down from the gallery and wanted  his money back because he was afraid to stay  alone ���Life.  "But we can't live on papa,'' protested the savage's bride to be ; "he is dreadfully poor."  ���' We can wait till he is fatter!" said the cannibal���Detroit Journal.  "You poor schoolma'ams are woefully underpaid."  ' "Oh, I don't know. I have taken enough chewing gum away from the children to last me three  years."���Indianapolis Journal.  "Ah. my poor man," said the benevolent old  lady, ,:I suppose you are often pinched by want  and hunger, are you not ?"  ''Yessum; and by de cops."���Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.  "Mrs. Chink has hit on a plan to kep eher husband from smoking in the parlor."  " What did she do ?"   .  "She hung the portraits of her three former  husbands there."���Chicago Record.  ';Oh, Delilah.Delilah���whv did you betray me?"  said   Sampson,   meeting   I ho   young   woman at  Grafton Record.  Until lately the streetcars of New Orleans were  dragged around the city by mules. The mules  would stop the ear quicker than an air brake  could, and start it slower than bad debts, and  often a few of the men passengers had to pu��h the  car half a block before the mule got excited  enough to tend. to business; but all this is now  done away with; now electric cars zip up and  down the street; and, as is usually the case a  northern company went down and put a line in,  and th;s is how it struck an old darkey. He stood  on the sidewalk, and as his eyes followed the- trolley, he said: '"First the northerner come down  and freed the nigger, and now he's come down  and freed the mule."  The terminus of the Slocan  River RaiLwav, the busi-  ness centre for Springer  and Lemon creek mines,  which are already shipping  ore. I^ots. in this the most  promising and.beautifully  situated*; town in. West  Kootenay.  Amalgamated with Geiielle & Co.  Prepared to famish  gh and Coast Dressed Lumber;  Sash & Doors, Moulding, Finishings, Etc.  Office,. Warehouse and Yard:-   NAKUSP..  Nakusp,. B.C.  X B. McGHIE, Local manager  New Denver, B.C.. J  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 systemas 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 pro--  vided with food that is tasty, digestible and satisfying to the inner economy of  man. The Bar is replete with the most modern, as well as ancient brands of  nerve producers.  Goldbugs, Silver. Democrats,, Canadian Capitalists,. Prospectors, Miners,  Tendecfeet, Ten Mile Millionaires and* Pilgrims of every shade in politics, re-,  ligion or wealth are welcome at this house.  Slocan City, Rossland,  ���'*������ Toronto.  make for the Newmarket when you reach the Slocan metropolis and do not for-  ge.t the Landlord's name;  it. is-  Henry Stege.. Fourth Year.  THE    LEDGE.  \\  Clxild  Wonder.  A little grandchild's tender fingers on a wrinkled  hand solt lay,  She sudden hushed her pretty babble, pressed a  vein in a curiou3 way,  Then, awed, looked in the fa^e above her, pained  . with sorrow, wonder-eyed.  "Why, what makes all those big blue ridges, did  you bump 'em ?" she cried  And the aged man slow ansured .  "Years of work aifd years of care  Years of grief and years of sunshine  Heaped those big blue ridges there."  Still nestling in his arms, she wondering, turned  her eyc3 upon his face;  'Twas wan and thin and seamed and wrinkled,  robbed of sturdy manhood's grace,  "And oh, there's lines  upon your forehead���big  ones like a wagon track,  I guess 'twas making ngly faces, for they freeze  and won't come back."  And the aged man slow answered:  Years of want so hard to bear,  Years when I was wild and heedless  Left those seams so deep cut there." r  "Will my hands have those blue ridges when I  get as old as you ?  Will my lace be big and yellow, with the little  wrinkles too?  Will my hair get white and shiny, and p.ome out  up at the top  If I go on getting older���right along and never  stop?"  And the aged man slow answered:  ���" Yes, it is the only way,  A- d I pray my little darling "  Lives to be both old and grey."  Madge Merton.  lie can thank the prinfers and then they cau  thank their grocers; send your jab work out oi  town and then come and ask for half rates for  church notices.  The Lord loves the cheerful giver. He'll take  care of all the editors. Don't worry about the  editor. He has a charter from the state to act as a  doormat for the community. He'll get the paper  out somehow; and stand up for you when you  run for office, and lie about your toed daughter's  tackey wedding, and blow about your big tooted  sons when they get a four dollar per week job,and  weep over your shrivelled soul when if is released  from your grasping body, and sutfle at your  giddy wife's second marriage. Hdfll get along.  The "Lord only knows how���but the editor will  get there somehow.���Ex.  An Editors Hard Lot,  CERTIFICATE   OF   REGISTRATION OF A  FOREIGN COMPANY.  A Georgia newspaper man is going to give up  journalism, because he thinks editors are ^iot  treated fairly.   "A child is born," he says, '"he  doctor in attendance gets $10. the editor notes it  and gets 0 ; it is christened, the minuter gets ��4,  the editor writes it up and gets 00; it marries, the  minister gets another fee. the editor a piece of  cake or 000; in course of time it dies, the doctor  gets from $5 to $10, the minister gets another s4,  the undertaker gets >,;25, to $40, the editor prints it  and receives 0000���and then the privilege of running free of charge a card of thanks."  .  A new line of Shoes,   and ready-  made clothing.at T. HOBEN'S.     *  M****iv��ivm%a omxvMvnm^vnmBmm  OPENING   OLD   MINES.  "I'll* Long  Abandoned  Copper Mines of  Ontonagon Will be Opened.  :Speeial to the Journal.  Ontonagon, Mich.���Ever since  their  closing  .down many years ago there has existed in the  .minds of Lake Superior copper'miners an idea  ;that-theold copper properties of Ontonagon c'oun-  vty could be made able to return richly when the  price of copper came up, and where there could  be put in new and modern facilities for mining,  .pumping, hoisting and stamping the copper rock.  'There are scores of these mines, abandoned any"  vwhere from twenty-five to forty years ago,, and  -,thcy stretch over a very large area.    The> are  what is known as the "mass" mines, the virgin  .copper occuring in  large   masses of- absolutely  ,p"ure metal,  as well as  in  smaller strings and'  .shots.   One of these mines, ,the Ridge, has secured  s5u,000 and is already" at  work'; unwatering arid  ��� cleaning out the shafts sunk before,l860    Success  .at this mine will mean the reopening of: a dozen  .mere, consolidation and extensive.and costly development of still more,  and  an awakening to  irewewed life for a section that since the destruction of its timber has been desolate.  The old mines of Ontonagon, when lower prices  . of copper came, were unable to stand the eompe-  ��� tclion of other fields.   They were equipiJed with  primitive machinery, and were unable to go to  . great depths, while .their areas were small, not  warranting large expenditures.    Consolidation,  better methods, and higher prices are looked on  i to change all this.  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 free of charge.  ���-"'"'All serious cases will be admitted  to the Hospital for treatment.  ' Miners, in regular employ, subscribing through their payroll, can  secure all the privileges of the above.  For further information apply to���  J. E. Brouse, M.D.,  .  New Denver, B. C.  or���   Emil Pohl, M.D., Sandon. B.C  "Companies Act, Part IV., and amending Act  "Los Vegas Mining Company," (Foreign.)  Registered the 10th day of March, 1897.  T HEREBY CERTIFY that I have this day reg-  1 istered the "Los Vegas Mining Company"  (Foreign), under the ���'Companies Act," Part IV.,  "Registration of Foreign Companies," and amend-;  ing Acts. ��� i  The head office of the said Company is situated;  at the City of Tacoma State of Washington, U.  S. A.  The objects, for which the Company is established are :--To work, bond, buy, sell, lease, locate  and deal in mines, metals and mineral properties  of every kind and description within the United  States and the Province of British Columbia,  Canada; to own, buy, sell, hypothecate and deal  in mining stocks; to bond, buy, sell, lease, locate,  and hold ditches and flumes and water-rights ; to  construct, lease, buy, sell and operate nulls, concentrators, smelters, reduction works, mining  machinery of every description; to buy, bond,  lease, sell, build and operate railroads, ferries,  tram ways, and other means of transportation for  transporting ore and mining material: to own.,  bond, buy, sell, lease, and locate timber and timber claims; and finally to do everything consistent, proper, and requisite for the carrying out of  the objects and perposes aforesaid in their fullest  and broadest sense, ���  The capital stock of the said Company is one  million dollars, divided into one million shares Of  the par value of one dollar each.  Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria,'Province of British Columbia, this 10th day  of March, 1807.  S. Y. WOOTTON, ,  Apr. 15 Registrar of Joint Stock Companies  NOTICE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after  11 date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to pur  chase two hundred and forty (240) acres of land,  situated near the junction of Upper Eight Mile  creek with Lower Eight Mile creek, Slocau lake,  West Kootenay, and described as lollows:���Commencing at a post planted on the west bank of  Upper Eight mile creek, thence,north GO chains;  thence east 40 chains; thence south GO chains;  thence, west 40 chains to the place of commencement.  R. B. KERR.  Dated Gth April, 1S97  np8-ju8  NOTIOE.  No. 408.  CERTIFICATE   OF REGISTRATION OF^A  FOREIGN COMPANY,  Companies Act.'! Part IV., and amending Acts.  "h. H Mining Company " (Foreign).  IN   CRIPPLE   CREEK.  .Denver, Col.,���The mint returns at, Denver for  : the first three months of the year show a gain of  . over 80 per cent, over the returns . for the same  .. months last.year. Tlie report gives the gold .receipts for 1897, ��1,556,294.  The developments of rich gold veins on- Beacn  . Hill > in the Cripple creek-district this year are in  , themselves enough to make a mining boom. Were  , there no other mines in the whole of Cripple  * Creek, the discoveries made since New year's day  . on Beacon Hill would make ihat district a great  . camp. To-day there are 12 shipping mines on  that nill where six months ago there was not a  . singleprospect of value.  The aggregate shipments of ore to the smelters  from Cripple Creek during March is estimated at  20,0i>0 tons.   To this is added 3000 tons treated at  . local reduction works, all of a value of about 81.  150,000. Nothing in the present situation indicates  : that the shipments will decrease dur ng the yeaiv  The big mines are prepared to make  a ./steady  . output, and the probabilities for the camp for 1897  . are at least $14,000,000.  . Money   Isn't  Needed   by Country  Pub  lishers   and   Editors.  It doesn't take money to run a newspape; it can  ��� be run without money. It is a 'charitable institu-  . tions, a begging concern, a highway robber. The  i newspaper is a child in the air, a creature  of  a  dream. It can go on, and on, and on, when any  > other concern would be in the hands of a receiver  and wound up in  cobwebs in  the  window.   It  , takes gall to run a newspapei. It takes a scintil  lation, acrobatic imagination and a half a dr��zen  white shirts, and a railroad pass to run a 'newspaper. But money, Heavens to Betsey, and six  hands round, who ever needed money to conduct  a newspaper ?     ,      '.'���'"���.���  Kind words are the medium of exchange that do  the business for the editor���land words aud  church social tickets. "��� When' you" see*:an editor  with money watch him. He'll be paying bills arid  disgracing his profession; never give money to  an editor. Make him trade it out. Then when  you die, after having stood around for years, and  .sneered at the editor and his little jhn crow newspaper,; be sure and-have your wile..send- in for  three extra copies by one of your weeping ehil-.  dren, and when she reads the generous aha touching notice about you, forewarn her to neglect lo  ���cents to the editor. It would overwhelm him.  Money is a corrupting thing. The editor knows  it. and what lie wants i.s.beartielf. 1 bail )>,-;.      Then  ^gSBBta^Butclier Co.  Shops at   Sandon,  Nelson,   Kaslo,  Ainsworth and Quartz Creek.  Registered the 10th day, of March, 1897,  T HEREBY CERTIFY that I have this day  1 registered the " L. H. Mining Company "(Foreign), under the " Companies' Act," Part IV.,  " Registration, of Foreign Companies," and  amending Acts.  The head office of-the said Company is .situated  at the^City of Tacoma, State of Washington,  U.S.A.  The objects for which the Company is established are:��� .  To work, bond, buy, sell, lease, locate, and deal  in mines, metals, and mineral property of every  kind and description within the United States and  the Province of British Columbia, Canada; to  own, buy, sell, hypothecate and deal in mining  stock; to bond, buy, lease, locate, and hold  ditches, and flumes, and water rights; to construct, lease, buy sell, and operate mills, concentrators, smelters, reduction works, and mining  machinery of every description; to buy, bond,  lease, sell, build and operate railroads, ferries,  tramways and other means of transportation, for  transporting ores and mining material; to own,  bond; buy, sell, iease, and locate timber claims ;  and finally, to do everything consistent, proper  and requisite for the carrying out of the object  and purposes aforesaid, in their fullest and broadest extent:       �� \  The capital stock of the said Company is one  million dollars, divided into one million shares of  the par value of one dollar each.  Given under my hand and seal of office, at Vic-  soria, Province oi' British Columbia, this 10th day  of March, 1897.  [l, s.] S. Y. WOOTTON,  Registrar of Joint Stock Companies,  aplo  NOTICE is hereby given that application will be  made to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia at its present session  f or anAct to incorporate a company for the purpose of supplying water, and generating electricity for the supply of light, power, and heat to the  inhabitants oi Silverton ' B. C, and to mines,  towns and residents within a radius of twenty  miles from said towns, and for these purposes 10  take and divert at any point or points on Fourmile  Creek or its tributaries so much of the water of  the same as may be necessary or proper for supplying water, and for generating and supplying  electricity to consumers; and to construct, maintain and operate a telephone system within the  said i-adiiis ; and for all such rights, powers, and  privileges as may be necessary for carrying on  the objects aforesaid.   .   .  Dated at New Denver, B C. the IStli dav of  March, A.D. 1897.  R. B. KERR,  mh25A7 ' Solicitor for the applicants  NOTICE.  rTICE is hereby given that GO days from date  we will apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Work's for the privilege of itaking 500  inches of of water from Allen creek to be used for  irrigating and other purposes. Allen's creek runs  through Allen & Cory's pre-emption, near Ten  Mile creek on Slocan lake:  ALLEN & GORY.  Dated April 21,1897. '  apr22-ju22  NOTICE.  Dissolution of Partnership,  "VTOTICE is hereby given, that the partnership of  li Hunter & McKinnon, and Hunter, McKinnon  & Co��� hitherto doing business at Silverton, B. C,  and Thi-ee Forks, B. C, have been dissolved. AIL  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.  NOTIOE  MRS. W, W. MERKLEY.  Has always on hand a large stock o  Dry and Fancy Goods,  Millinery andr  Gents' Furnishings., ��� ���  ���      NOTICE^-  ~  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  ADELA MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District on the Galena Farm south of  Silverton, B. C.  TAKE NOTICE the we the undernamed Ada J.  I. Brown, free miner's certificate No 74,227 and  James C Bolandcr, free miner's certificate No  65,9UGand William Thomlinson, free miner's certificate No 74,007, intend sixty days from date  hereof to apply to the Mining'Recorder for a cer-  tficate 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 of  such certificate of improvements. ;  Dated this 2nth Day of April, A. D. 1897.       ju.2*  THE COLUMBIA  AND KOOTENAY  RAILWAY AND NAVIGATION COMPANY.  NOTICE is hereby given that plan, profile and  book of reference of a branch of the above  | railway from Sloean 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,  Secretarv.  Vancouver, B.C.,  March Slst, 1897.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that sixty (GO) days  after date I in tend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase 160 acres of land commencing at a post  marked"!1. Vs"N. W. Coiner, running thence  40 chains east, thence 40 chains south, thence 40  chains west, thence 40 chains to point of commencement, near the junction of Fennell and  Four Mile creeks, Slocan district.  Dated April 14,1897.  THOS. ABRIEL  ap22-ju22  "'NOTICE.-.  ."VTOTICE-is hereby given that sixty (GO) davs  ���JPI...after date -I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Li an ds and Works foi*permission to  purchase 160 acres of land commencing at a post  marked L. P.-S's N.E. Cornet-; thence 4:t chains  south, thence 40 chains west, thence 40 chains  north, thence 40 chains east to point of commencement, nearJFennell and Four Mile creeks. Sloean ;  district, and adjoining the ground staked by Thos.'  AbrieL ���'"..''���      " ;  ^JJTBKR PllF^COTT STARRATT.l���  Dtlte:{l Amiill.lHOT.  ; ap22-ju_3"  1      NOTICE.  T RICHARD ROBERTS, hereby give notice  1 that I intend, 00 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 chains; thence north 40 chains to point of  commencement.  Dated, March 2d, 1897.  NOTICE.  Notick is hereby given that sixty (GO) 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 fortv* 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.  Da'tcrt. this fourth day of March, A. D., 1����7,  WILLIAM GLYXS.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after-  IX 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 GO chains north; thence 40 chains east;  thence GO chains south; theijce' 40 chains west to  the point of commencement.'  WILLIAM   THOMLINSON.  New Denver. B.C.,  Dated this 3lst day of March, A.D. 1807.  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.  A|OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all persons  li having any claims against the assigned  estate of Joseph Irwin, of New Denver, hi the  Province of British Columbia L are required to  send on or before the 1st day of Mav 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,  oi Water Street, in the City of Vaneoiiwr  and Nakusp, Kootenay  Disirict. B.C.   Im 8  THE   LEDGE,  Fourth  Year.  MINING  RECORDS.  Recorded at New Denver,   the   Assessments  Transfers and Locations:  ASSESSMENTS. '  April 20  Oregon City���S C Bos well  Portland���Geo D Long  Silver Leaf���Eri Thompson  Lottery���W L Carrithers  Altoona and Dayton No 2���A B Rail ton  Silversmith and Windsor���Byron N White Co  White Horse���W A Campbell  Pacific���Frederick and. Samuel B Steele  April 21  Lake View No 6���Chas Grant  Evening Star and Keystone���Jas D Ryan  Nancy Lee���Duncan S Forbes  St Charles���Wm Sudrow et ai  City���Wm Sudrow  Argo Fraction and Belt���Wm Sudrow  April 22  Victoria -G D McMartin  April 23  Ne3t Egg-G H Wright  Tripple Lead���Wm H Hamilton  April 24  Variett��� A Ferguson and N Morrison et al  Third of July-The London Hill D & M Co  April 26 >  Flora���L M Chappell  Spike���J C Wemart  Angclo���H C Thomlinson  Westmont and Cougar���F E Griffith  Southern Bell���R Strangeway -  April 27  California and Clipper���Jas A McDonald et al  United Empire���Geo Williamson et al  Vinces���F K Strohn  locations,  April 20  Iron Band���Slocan Lake. J C Tipping  Lillie White���Slocan river, F S Andrews  Mahoney���Lemon. H L Fife  Palatki���Lemon, Fred J Smith  Trcut���Lemon, Isaac Lougheed and Peter Mc-  Ewen  April 21  Northern   Slocan���Slocan  Lake, F Granville  and John P Aitchison  April 22    ' '        -      �� ���  Rewrard���Carpenter, Thos Henderson  Noble Owl���New Denver, S L Goldberg  Teeumseh���Carpenter, A Taylor and J Ryan  Burnside���Four Mile, A H Bremner  Ridgeway���Same        ^  Jennie L Fraction���Sandon, F G Malcolm  Pond���Lemon, Chas G Johnson  Horshoe���Lemon, Chas Bortrum  Madre De Oro���Springer, R C Graham  Keep Cool���Springer, Win Slavin  April 23  Gordon���Sandon, John Gordon  Donnelly and Crawford Fractional���J M Donnelly  Treadwell���Galena Farm, Richard C TretCdwell  Montenegro���Sandon, Alex MePhaden  Snowshoe���Lemon, Joseph Best  April 24  Horseshoe���Carpenter, Wm Stubb's  Enella���Carpenter, H H Pitts  April 2G  Paystreak���12 Mile, Sydqey Cooper  Larenzo���Slocan lake, C A Young  North Fork���Carpenter, D Sloan  Tumbler���Three Forks, W T Hancock  Mav Pole���New Denver, Jennie Knapp  Metri pole���Carpenter, same  Heather Fraction���Springer, Ed Dunn  Melton���Springer, Tom Corporelli  49���Lemon, D ERaiuse  Clinton���Three Forks, Hugh Niven  Manor���Lemon, C H Chapman  April 27  Sunnyside Fraction���Springer. Harvey Fife  Kitty Wheal���Slocan lake, \V V Bradshaw and  Louis 'Hickman  Blanche���Cody, Dan W Sinclair and F H Shen-  hard  Cascade���Fcur Mile, C H Wheeler  Queen City���New Denver, Carter II Br indie  Good Friday Fractional and Crescent���Slocan  lake, F H Bartlett  Krahe Fractional���Howson. Chas S Rashdall  TRANSPKRS.  April 20  D W Moore to MM Perl���J Los Vegas;. Jan 19,  ��500  P M Hayes to John Clark���1 General Sheridan ;  March 1, *500  John Clark to M R W Rathborne���the General  Sheridan'; April lfi.Sl  J C Butler toJHA  Chapman���I  Joint   Hve, j  Granite Flat and Summit 5; .-April 19, $300  W C McKinnon, Hugh Brady, J H Bartlett and  N F McNaught to A G Ferguson���the -Prescott  ������ Fraction Nos 1 and 2 and  Four Mile  Fraction;  April 19, ��3000  Ira W Black to A T R Blackwood���V Fourth of  July NOG; Dec 22, *1  C W Harrington' and John Cunning to G A  Farini���the Get There Eli, Accidental. Rene, V  and M and F LC; April 16, S12.000  P A McDougald to C W Gustafson���1/6 Cable :  April 19, $10.  Chas L Hoffman to John A Fincli--2 Cultus ;  April 13, ��350  J T Foley to Wm W Fallows���1/32 Sligo; April  17, $1  Neil McMillan and Robert McLennan to Patrick Burns and John Brown���The Red Jacket;  .March 4. *1000  John Burden to Nicolas Melvian���J Ashcroft;  April la. *1  P A McDougald to C Wm Gustafson���1/0Gable;  April 10' *1  Josephine L Pollard to Michael Mc Andrews���  The Lmnet and Gipsey Queen. Sept 26, s?l  DD Enyeart to Jas McKinnon and C H Locu-  son���to each h Suburban Fractional; Sept 1G,*5 *  C H Locuso'n to E M Sandilands���option on the |  Yuma; April 13, $\  C H Locusonand J McKinnon to E M Sandilands���option on the Aurora No 2 and Suburban  Fraction ; April 13. $1  J H Corey and Thos Shea to A W Wright���  The Palmita: Jan 20, ^i'  A W Wright to E Curzon Clarkson���the Palmita; March 19, 20,000  Chas McDonald and John Campbell to G A  Farini, the Bachelor and Bachelor Fraction ;  April 17,^12,500  Lewis H Northev to the Yankee Boy M & M collie Yankee Boy and Stanley; April Li.-Siooo  Marcus Geo Phipps to R B Puunett. lln- Star-  liiouut: April 1. -*l |  FJO'Riellyto R   B   Punnett, the  coolorado  Beetle; April 10, $1  W L Vinson to Solomon cohen, �� Tallahassie;  SI  H L Arnold to Ernest Meyer--J cehtuiy; April  21, ^1  April'21  D Cameron to  Frank  Jobson���The  Southern  Bell; April 15, WOO  A S Reid to c M Gething���5 Gething; Nov 17,  $1  L W J.ohensee to P aul Kauck���y Del Monte;  April 20, $200  April 22  Jas A Guere to S L Goldberg and T Henderson  ���i Paymaster; April 21, $1  P M Haves and S Weeselto The Erie M & M  Co���The Minneapolis and Erie, April 19, $1.  C M Gething to A T R Blackwood���i Gething,  April 22, SI  Nellie  Delaney   to   Joseph   C   Harris���The  Amazon and Tyro, March 6, ��750  DI Hancock'to Ira W Black���1 Felix, March  3,*1  W   H  Adams   to   Ernest DeCashmutt���The  Globe, April 15, $5  April 23  J M Winter to Ed Lind���.1, Black Rock; April 1,  $750  April 24  Michael Landrigan to A J Murphy���J Good  Hope, April 23, $1,000  P Huskenby to Wm Thomlinson���.V Mammon,  April 12. ��100,,  Francisco de Michele to Norman Morrison���J.  Variett, June 13, '96. fcl  F D Michele to Alexander Ferguson���J Variett,  June 13, fci  M L Grimmett and E P McHale to the Montezuma Gold Mining Co���The Magnet, April 10, $1  E P McHale to Robert Langill���1-6 Sunset,  April 12, $1  April 26  John W'Tliams to .Geo A Faas���The Smith ville,  April 22, s?l  Michael Landrigan to Jennie Knapp���I Good  Hope, April 22, $1  David Sloan  to Jas D Ryan���h North  Fork,  April 26, $1 '  Wm Thomlinson to R B Kerr���J Mammon,  April 24, $55  John Donovan to E M Teeter���The Eagle Mine,  March 20, #150.  Maclver, Maclver, Campbell to Chas Wilson���  The B Fraction, April 13,m  B M Walton 'to The Slocan' Queen M & M Co���  The Tontine March 23, $10,000.  D O Decker to Alice Trenery--The Waterloo,  Dec 26, $1  Alice Trenery to Wm Thurburn and FAR  Mountain���1-0 Waterloo, April 20, $1,000  April 27  J Radcliffe to David Sutherland���The Silver-  Bdll, April2),$l  John  A   Kinman  to  Chas  L Hoffman���8-24  Sultana, April 24, $ iOl  SILVERTON���The Silver Town of Slocan Lake  On the line of the CP.R. steamers. |j|  The future Commercial Centre of J;|  Slocan Lake. Surrounded by  important shipping mines���the  Celebrated Galena Farm, the  Fisher Maiden groups, etc. Also  by many recently bonded valuable  properties ��� the Thompson, the  Prescott, Wakefield, Alpha, Reed  Robertson and   Stewart   groups.  SILVERTON  is destined to be a great City..  Best water and drainage facilities.  For magnificent views, perfect  climate, Silverton has an ideal  position. Secure choice of lots  before advance in price. Terms  easy. Prices, $75 up. Clear title  ���registered plan. Maps j and  particulars upon   application to���  Geo H. Suckling,  .General Agent Silverton.Townsite.  iff  Slocan  The richest mineral section  of the wonderful Kootenay  Has over 50  Shipping  flines.  T make a specialty of meritorious  SLOCAN      properties     for  mining companies forming.  Wet ore claims  from $1,000 up . . .  C. D. Rand.  D. S. Wallbridge  Mining* amci Stock Brokers,  Notaries Public and Conveyancers,  s^.3sriDoisr? B. o.  Mines bought and sold. Stocks for sale in alLB. C. mine?.  Official brokers for Wondefiul Group Mining: Co.  Kootenay agents for Bondholder Mining Co.,   St.   Keverne Mining Co  Phoenix Consolidated Mining Co. and Two Friends Mine Co. 's stocks.  Ooxxi jan es  Stooged and  Promoted.  GEO. H. SUCKLING,  Silverton, B.C.  NEW DENVER, B.G.  Is a new house, with new furniture and everything comfortable  for the taaveling public. The bar has the best goods in the  market. ANGRIGNON BROS., Proprietors.  is everything'in. the line  of Restaurant and Bar  Sil verware. We handle  only the celebrated  ashlons  er Bros  9  Knives, Forks, Spoons,  Ladles, Bar Spoons,  Lemon Knives, etc.  Special rates on all  such orders. See our  latest and .most artistic  designs of jewelry.  This week I have added to  my stock of Millinery and  Dress Furnishings a large  shipment of Spring Novelties  In Dress Goods  Ladies'and Gents' Furnishings, Underwear, Neckwear,  etc. In Cambrics and Challes  the new patterns are tlie  daintiest yet shown, and in  Blouse Waists I have a very  handsome line". Something  new in Gents' Neckwear.  MRS. D. MATHESON,  New Denver, B.C.  b. I U Lb, 11  Store in Silverton to let.  Apply to���  A. S. WILLIAMSON,  Silverton.'  Jj^'-E. PALMER, C.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND  and MINE SURVEYOR.  P.O. Box 214.  Sandon, B.C.  Artie���Darling, you have no idea how anxious  I was while you were coming down the rope ladder. I was so afraid you had not fastened it securely ahove. Susie���You needn't have heen  alarmed.dear Papa tied the not forme.���Dptroir.  Free Press.  i 


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