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The Ledge Dec 5, 1895

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 r��*-  .���W y^~S . fl/C-*"*1  -4 /  X.  r  M  I  .\ **  .   1-  -^!!!!i!!![F!!llf!IF!l!!!lf/^  In Time the ISiocan Court- s  try Will rbe the Great __  Silver Camp on Mother ***_  Earth. , _|  * ->:JI!IIIIH!l!liililll!ii!!lll!!!IIIIIII!IIIIIIII|[#  fe��   ~  Vol  III. No. 10.  NEW DENVER,   B. C,  DECEMBER 5; 1890.  = Job Printing at This Office  = at  Prices In Harmony  == With    the   ne-ancholy  = Condition of Silver.  %IIIHIi;iililII!iililUlliJl!!lllll!lUI!IIIIIIII^'  Price &2.00 a Year.  OBITUARV.  i  The death of Mrs. McChael, at the  Concentrator, on Friday last, after a  lingering illness of some six weeks  duration, is deeply regretted by the  many friends of the family in the  Slocan. The deceased was among  the earliest pioneers of this district  and.for a number of years was a hard  working industrious woman, -as also  has been her husband with whom the  greatest sympathy is expressed in this  his hour of _, bereavement. The remains which were brought on , the-  train, to. New Denver Monday was  accompanied to the cemetery by perhaps the largest procession ever  witnessed in the district. The funeral services were conducted by the  Rev. G. A. Love. -  An Accident.  Last Friday a tree felled by D.  McKenzieJ who is employed cutting  saw logs on the hill above Sandon,  by; some - means fell down the hill  instead of sideways .^s/yv&S, in tended  ahd started*\ down hill'* at a tremend-  .' ous speed,, going oyer the,K, &,S.Ry.  track ahd down Into Sandon, striking*  * the building occupied by J. McDonald, fruit and tobacco store., It "went  through the back of it, entering  where three, men were seated at. a  table, smashing a box-stove to pieces  and pinioning Mr* Hampton's s leg-  fast, but he was at once released and  has since, been confined to bed; we  have not heard as yet the cxict injury  received, but it is reported not serious. The other men we're unhurt.  D. McKenzie then cut the tree into  lengths and one of the logs when cut  looseffcaway up the hill rolled down  and entered the end ofthe same building smashing things up generally,  ' -    ^       . i-.   -    -    * NAKUSP.  Things are generally quiet in Nakusp.  There are a few men working on  claims on Cariboo creek.  R. S. Burton expects to receive a  crown grant about the end of the  month. His prospects are exceedingly good.  Crenelle & Co. are doing a rushing  business, and are shipping lumber to  all points down the river. The mill  is working to its utmostcapacity and  still the orders flow in.;  N. Demers is Striking it rich on a  claim known as the Promoster. They  are driving a tunnel, and the claim  is gradually widening out;    The ore  The Anaconda.  Three hundred thousand .shares of  an American company, the Anaconda  Copper Mine, which were, bought by  Messrs. Rothschild and their Exploitation Company at about par, say ��5,  and synicated at ��F, ,were introduced on the Stock Exchange on Monday  at ��7���for the benefit of trustful and  benighted Investors. The promotion  of the company was marked by the  worst features of South African mining0 enterprise; such as the absence  of any prospectus, and tlie exaction  of a premium from the" "underwriters,  instead of their being paid a commis-  for their risk.���Saturday Review.  reason that mining and prospecting  hold out so manj** tempting baits to  all comers. But with the mighty  oncoming rush ranching and fruit  growing will be in it very soon.  THREE FOKKS.  Runs on British Columbia Oro.  During the ten months ending  October 31st, the smelter at .Tacoma  received . 12,788,214 ^pounds > bf ; ore  from British ' Columbia, .of- which.  8,279,103���* pounds were from- West  Kootenay and 4,500, 111,pounds from  different points on .; the;, Canadian-  Pacific. Unlessfthe ore,>fcredited* as  comi n^ frou^ jli^  Canadian Pacific incIuV.es"''the";**iron  ore shipped from a; point near Kam-  loops,.aiJ, or nearly all, the ore from  British Columbia came from the  mines in West Kootenay.' From the  above.figures, the smelter at Tacoma  drawrs nearly all its ore from British  Columbia. If British Columbia ore  can be profitably smelted at Tacoma,  a point distant six hundred miles  from the mines that supply the ore,  the ore can and will, be smelted at  points nearer the mines. Within a  year 75 per cent of the ore mined in  Kootenay will be treated at reduction  works in Kooter. ay.  Tiio Okanagan Syndicate.  The farmers of the Okanagan country   seeing   the   great  opportunity  afforded  them of disposing of their  produce in the Slocan district have  organized  and now a syndicate of  them   have   built   a   storehouse  at  Sandon close to the railway track,  and already have it filled with grain,  fru.it and vegetables.    Mr. Hall, who  has   be; n    appointed   their  agent;  is  now   in   Sandon   transacting the  business.   This will not only prove  advantageous to these farm  just   what  is heeded here.    While  there is land enough in this district  to supply  the entire demand  that  could be worked and made^ pay, it  has been neglected on account of the  is high grade, and good things are J great^pe^  anticipated. development of it,; and also for the  Ed. White has, been engaged as  cook at the Miners Exchange.  Coal bins are being built by the C.  P. R. near the station. It is the intention, to burn coal on this line henceforward:  Weaver & Millard, of the Miners  Exchange have taken another partner in and the.proprietors will now be  known as Weaver & Co.  The Miners Exchange are now issuing invitations for a grand ball to be  given on Christmas Eve., This ball  is to eel ipse, any thing ever "given in  the Slocan.   Don't miss it.  One ofthe best balls ever given in  Three Forks, was-given at, the Miners- Exchange 'lastThuWay: nigbt,  the occasion beingrthat,. of-. American  Thanksgiving day, there were, over  103 persons present;v-The,house; has  'ji^fobeen{6peh^,^drthis-beihg the'  first given, the proprietors determined to make it a success, which it  proved under their able and proficient  management All who were in attendance give hearty expression of their  approval and enjoyment of the ball.  The K. &, S- train ran off the track  above Three Forks on Friday last,  but fortunately no one was seriously  hurt. Oneman hadhisneck wrenched  a little. The passengers all came  down to Three Forks and remaine 1  over night. The train was held on  the track by a car or two of ore at  the rear end, otherwise great damage  might have beon done, for nothing  could have saved the engine and cars  from rolling down the hill to Three  Forks. It was got safely back on  Saturday.  Mr. Cameron, of Three Forks, who  has now been transacting business in  the tailoring line for some months, reports business beyond, his expectations.     Was down to New D<?nve ���  last week and recorded some transfers which he has lately purchased.  Mr.   Cimeron has been in mining  camps before, and years ago invest  ed in the mines of the Lake of the  Woods at the time of the excitement  in that region, which did not amount  to much at that tihie,   but are now  worked with paying results.  Heis an  enterprising man and will without  doubt make the firm of J.   R.   & D.  Cameron one of the first in all respects in the Slocan-  MINING NOTES.  Happenings    of   Interest   Among  Treasure Vaults.  tlie  Work is progressing on tlie Tamarack, a Springer creek property, it  is looking well.  The Exchange boys are progressr  ing finely, their pay streak is enlarging and value increasing. ,This  property is showing remarkably well:  The owners of the Howard Fraction,  on Lemon, known as the Kalipell Co.,  having prepared winter quarters and,  supplies, have gone to work for the  winter. ''"..'  <i - V  The Kalispell on Ten Mile creek, is  now being, worked* six men being  employed, the ore body is improving  in quality and quantity^as depth is  attained.  Iii seven days last week eight men'  had been taken on at the Reco and,  eight discharged. This mine is look-'  particularly good, arid with c- few"!  more* ehankes will be one of the bis;  in the country.  t *     * ���>  '.] The Currie,.on the Geiemv Hariri,  is silking up;;up,yery.. well / 'A;dr4fs;  has -been run from the shaft at a'  depth of 50 feet, cross cutting the ledge.  A line ore body has been found at  that depth. Tnis is likely to become  a property, of great value.  . "�����     ". " >  HOSPITA.L ITJkMS.  '*' '^v\  .\v  vA'if  ' ,  - ��  *  v ���;���>**  *'   ��� iVr  1 -" -A  * ���, 1-,-y  e. ���?  ���* i��'i  A J. Gaebel has at last been piit  on full diet much to his and the  Doctor's gratification,  Peter Kindel, of the Star, is now,  rapidly convalescing and will soon  be able to return to his work and  friends.  Frank Griffith, from the Enterprise,  who has fpr the past two weeks been  afflicted w'th charbon on the hand, is  rapidly improving.  Robt. Cooper, of the Rambler mine,.  suffer id; with a  severe attack  of  erysipelas in the hand, is being treat  ed and will soon be well.  M. Haggarty, who was badly eut  about the face th rough Jbeing caught  in a revolviug shaft at the concentra:  tor onFridiy last, came into havj  his wounds dressed.  Archie Cooper, '"'.whose' trouble is  paralysis of the right side, is showing  signs of improvement every day, and  though'-the'-case promises to be a tedious one it is expected that he will  eventually' recover.  Win..Bennett, from the Star, who  has for some time been laid up with  mountain fever and pueumonia basde-  veloped unfavorable symptoms which  make his case at present rather critical.  ".        �����,"* '-***S6?.V  Third Xear  THE   "LEDGE.  CIEUR D' ALENE NUGGETS  Prospected   ft>r the Benefit 6f Former  Residents: of tliat Gjunp.  V ".  .<;*  ���,",  .t.'v>  ?  ���*' ''  W'v.,  r-V   /  WALLACE.  Hugh McCrorie was able to return  to Burke Wednesday.  Prof. W. J. Carter returned from  Butte this week and expects to re  main here. ������>  Charles Benson, tbe man* who dis-  ; . charged a Joad of shot in his left arm  /., some two months ago is now recover-  \; ing rapidly.  .;./' r Chief of Police Rose. returned from  "''.' Medical Lake this week, where he  .had gone to take treatment for rheumatism and reports much improved..  ~ * A large number of patients at the  '.Provincial hospital have recovered  , and received their discharge this  , ./.week, so that their only*remains 11  ., patients hi that institution at the pre-  ,''- sent time.  \ ' WARDNEB.  'Jack Smith gave a dance in his  * saloon. Sunday   night,    which' was  Jargely    attended   by  the   society  ; bloods. ���        .'  r' ?' *.       - ��� "'  f;,?T ,. /Chas. Francra, was committed to  Ivvy' the insane asylum at Blackfoot by  k:;; .Judge Gregory, was taken away  ;:,'; ' Saturday by an attendant from the  :;��� . asylum. He was held here.in,charge  <v v of M. X Dowd until the, assistant  )K "���" arrived. -.'.-'.'  &*<- ���''.������ '        ��� '-   ,      '' ���   ' '  "^;S> *  There are a lot of Palousers here,  /'���;'���,��� employed , in the scab mines,   who  . ;'- - must imagine they are on an Indian  u    reservation from the, way they shoot  y. ������������   off'their,guns when they get a drink  V or two * under their belt. If they  don't let up on this they may put in a  night in the "cooler."  ��� Countv Commissioner James Lyle  : was. married Tuesday afternoon to  ; . Mrs. E. Hamilton, Judge George H.  v. ' Coonce, of Osburn, officiating. Com-  > .. missiorier Lyle is doing well, and he  :��� and his excellent bride are fully de*  i- serving of the many congratulations  :, ��� they are receiving from their many  vv. friends.  "���    GEM.  ?Jr       D. P. Bowers left for Sacramento,  - , ��� ���- *  ".,''. Cal., Friday.  Mrs. Farrell has gone to Missoula  V to visit friends.  Miss Gussie Kern is the guest of |  ;\   Mrs. John Day..,  . ' Fred Day is  attending the Gem  .,  school during his vacation at home.  John McLaughlan has gone down  to the opening of the Nez Perce Indian  reservation.  John Day and "Thos. Hughes have  leased the' Custer mine down to the  third tunnel.  * Mrs. Arthur Swain has closed out  her store in Wallace and moved back  to the Frisco.  Miss Mary Donovan is considered  the best teacher who has ever taught  in the Gem schools.  Mrs. Dug. lies has returned to Gem  on a visit after several months'  absence at Anaconda.  Last week Billy and Pierce Daxon  were pleasantly surprised by receiving a keg of Kansas cider sent them  by their parents.  ft D. C. JosIyjq Isic Cfl,  Dealers in  Pianos, Organs, Musicians'  Sup  plies, Sewing Machines, and  Supplies.  SPOKANE, - - WASH  DOERING & MaRSTRANDS'  -OH3Ij*E3B*K,jftLTEIZ:-  STANLEY   HOUSE,  NELSON, B. C.  BEST Rooms and Board in the City.   Hot and  Cold Water.   Bath Room for the use of the  Guests.   Rates reasonable.  MBS. McDONALD, Prop  ALEXANDER LAGER BEER   & PORTER  Is Specially Recommended.  ��2SL_____Mount Pleasant, VANCOUVER, B.C.  NOTICE.  "VfOTICE is hereby given that sixty davs 'after  xi date we intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for the right to divert  (230) two hundred and "fifty inches ofwaterfrom  Second or Tributary creek for water works and  general motor purposes.  LOUIS DA"NTSEREAU,  FRANK FREVOST.  Sandon, B.C , October 19,1893.  W.J.TRETHEWFY,EM.,  Examination & Reports.  Assays of Ores.  Analysis of Ores.  OFFICE AND LABORATORY:  FRONT    ST,    KASLO  ^ ^ i f  LELAND  house;  NAKUSP, B. C.  rOMFORTABLE Booms, Good Meals  ^   and Careful Attention to Guests  makes this Hotel popular with the  Traveling Public.  Dealers  In  ,* ���*  GENERAL MERCHANDISE,  4 I * *��� 1  NAKUSP. - b; 0.  MINING BUREAU  WaIker,Thomp5on & Holden.  MINE AND REAL ESTATE BROKERS.  w. i. holden; as.g^.sec'y  fiee and life insurance and  General .commission, agents    .  .���..���>',..',��� _ -  conveyancers, etc, .  n ,w market,     NEW DENVER, B.C.  TELEPHONE No,  mrs. d. a. mcdougald, prop  I liC  Sawmill.  AVING placed some, new  Machinery in our Mill,  we are prepared to furnish  all kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber and Shingles at  greatly reduced Prices. .  Rough. Lumber, narrow,  .    <l "        wide.  Joist and Scantling, sized up to  18 feet long-,  18' to 24 '  21 'to 30 '  Flooring:, T & G, 6 "  V joint Ceiling1, ** '  6 " Rustic,  Shiplap,  Surfaced Dressed  $10 oO  311 00 to $12 00  $11 00  $12 00  $13 00  $20 00  $22 00  $22 00  $19 00  $14 00  $13 00  NEW DENVER, B. C  ��  J?  '. /'  3DE-A.I_.EP? 53 I-NT :  Dry Goods,  Groceries,  mBmamaaammmmnaHmmatamMmBamam  Hardware,  im Imim-iibiiiimi m iimnim  Boots and Shoes,  .j  A liberal discount on large orders for Cash,  PETER GENELLE & Co I  And all kinds oi Goods reqnired by  iners and Prospectors.  . .'���; Third Year  THE   LEDGE.  THE NORTHERN GOLD FIELDS.  (By Cabiboo in tlie Colonist.)  Barkerville. ���How many of your  readers of to-day are familiar With  the-geography of this immense gold  belt 1 do not know, but I for one feel  like a mere fly on the wheel when,  in a constant journey of over four  months' duration, I see how little one  can accomplish in this great tract of  almost unknown rich alluvial deposit.  When one looks back over the ground  that lias been traversed,, miles upon  miles ofcountry covered with gravels  of glacial deposit from the foot "of  every mountain and hill,to their very  summits, through.a belt twenty miles,  wide'and over one hundred miles  long, in nearly every yard of which  can be found precious metal, he  cannot but be impressed with the  1-andless possibilities of the Cariboo  district. I have been to the tops of  the highest mountains in the belt,  and even to their very summits can  * pe found ' ,  COLORS OF GOLD,  while many of the. streams have been  worked up as high as five and six  thousand feet above the seavlevel..  The reader must not imagine that  ��� the mountains here are that high  from their base; , The most of the  creeks-north of Cariboo lake are4,00U  feet above sea level, and the highest  mountains.'are not. over 3,0tX) feet  above the creeks. Nearly every  mountain has its own sharepf streams  running from its summit, down its  ' . timber clad sides and emptying into  the larger'streams,*, some of which  run away north for over 100 miles,  and then empty into the, Fraser only  to come back south to meet the waters  of the .Quesnelle river, - which: drains  the southern portion of Cariboo.  So much for a short reference to one  of the richest, if not the richest, deposits of goid gravels on the continent  ���of North America.' Here-mining, is  yet in its infancy, although over fifty  million dollars has been taken out of  the creek, yet if all the ground which  h^s been mined either by*drifting or  hydraulicing* were put. side by side it  would;not average over five miles  s.piare, and I think I am within a  safe limit when I say it would not  .amount to more than that. In my  opinion they have not commenced to  mine here yet. There are many  places that twenty-five years ago it  would not pay to work which to-day  would pay handsome dividends. You  can take a pan of dirt anywhere on  the hillsides, even in the rocks, and  get colors of gold���sometimes three,  four and five cents to the pan. But  the great drawback to mining here is  the lack of means to bring tlie water  to when; it is required fur hydraulicing ; and, on, the other hand, the  presence of too much water in the  miles and miles of un worked streams  whose bottoms have never been  worked because the* water could not  be kept down. The of pumping was  too great in the olden days. When  one mine stopped pumping oil any  creek, all hadYtd stop. In theseTda*ys  of electricity, however, we  MAY LOOK FOR A  REVIVAL   ^  of mining iii the o'd deep workings,  which will esurprise the world with  their hidden treasures. Already bor-  ingsVhave been put down to test some  of the crec-ik bottoms, and the prospects obtained have been astonishing, some of which I will give later  on.. . ���������".->. V/ V.'.': T ���"/.'., ������v'/.: VY'-V '*.  Within a radius of 20 miles of here  there is at the present time no less  t]"��an twenty thousand horse power of  water running to waste day and  night the year around which is onAy  waiting, to" be harnessed by the ingenuity of man and applied to the  mining industries of this "wonderful  field of wealth. I venture to say  that within ten years' time we will  see millions'of dollars taken out of  these almost fabulously ' rich creeks  by the aid of the electric motor  which will be employed to drive the  mighty pumps then in use for fhe  purpose of keeping the workings dry.  The-water thus raised could again be  used through other pumps to wash  down the rich deposits that line the  banks of nearly every stream in the,  country. ' From my knowledge of  electricity I venture to say that  20, COO , horse power of electrical  energy can be laid down here complete for half a million dollars, giving  one ��� hundred horsepower to each  mine, which is double what they used  in olden days,, and would operate two  hundred mines at the first cost of  twenty-five hundred dollars, each.  There are creeks here to-day that  would, pay the first cost of that plant  m one-: clay (viz.' $2,500). There are  even hydraulic claims that would pay  for this plant in one week, where  now they can only work a few weeks  in the year for the want of water.  A FIELD FOR .ENTERPRISE.  I know of "claims' here to-day which  will pay 50 cents to the yard from  grass roots-downs, which if they had  a 100 H.P. pump on them to -take the  water from the creeks and hurl it  against their banks with terrible  force couldi move 50,000 'yards of  earth in each season,,, which.,at,J 50  cents per yard: would' 'be $2O,'000:' If  anyone doubts my. statements .let him  go and sec some ofthe plants that are  working by steam to-day in California ancl 'Oregon, where the pay  does nor run more than a "few cents  to the yard  What is needed here is railroad  communication to get in such appliances at a reasonable rate*; then, Mn'd  not till then will we see this ^great  and immensely rich country developed, the opening up of which will  startle,the mining world. The pav  is here ; all that is needed is capital  backed with the right kind of ,men.  There is not one person in a thousand  that has any idea of this great mineral belt unless he has been here to  see for himself. The pen fails to described what the observer can find  out in a few months' travel through  this district, lake for instance Cunningham creek, whose entire length  is about sixteen miles, and I am safe  in saying that not three miles of it  has been worked. There are places  to be sure where the ground was too  deep for the machinery they had  twenty years ago; there are also  places where canyons exist in winch  the water is too swift for the gold to  remain. There are some places  where fortunes were taken out of a  small piece of ground not exceeding  half an acre, and often not more than  ten feet to bedrock. But the great  question is, where is the bulk ofthe  gold that should be still in the above  creek ? My Opinion is that there a.-*e  Still ���; ... " ��� v  L1RGE FORTUNES LYING UNDISTURBED  upon the hillsides and in old channels.  I saw one place where Chinamen  had ta,kenout over $10,000 on an.al*?  most perpendicular hillside which  was covered with earth���hardly, in  fact, sufficient earth to cover the bedrock.    They made an offer of $2,500  for the adjoining acre but the owner  would1 not*sell; neither can he'work  it for he is too old. It is a lamentable  fact that there are quite a number of  such men in this country ; they hold  large tracts of good mining property  under the real estate act, which was  and is a curse to this country and to  the owner also, as some of the holders  have not the means to open up their  claims., Others have the means but  are waiting for a raise in value,  "whilst a few are waiting till the adjoining claims are worked out so they  can get a cheap pump and the water  out of some old ditch  But, to return the subject, one has  only to look around -and see -who is  doing the mining on this creek���.two  white men, the rest Chinamen; and  .'although they are Celestials they de  ,serve more than passing mention  considering ,.tlie expense they have  gone to/ 'One;company of them have  this summer dug a- large ditch over  four miles long;* which would cost if  built by contract at least, $2,0J0 per  mile.'' They energetically prospected  till they found a* good location on a  bench near the bend in the creek,  and are now taking out over $6 per-  d';y.,to the man.,. There -are several  other Chinese companies on the same  creek and all are doing fairly well.  One white man took it into his head  to follow suit, and the, result is that  less than three f^et under the surface  he is getting pay to the extent of teii  and sometimes twenty dollars - per  day, and now he has a lease of ha'lf a  mile, which I hope will pay him  handsomely, as.-.he deserves it. after  having contended - with bad luck  oftener than good during fourteen  years of solitary life. * There is about  six miles of tlie ,lower part of this  creek which was never bottomed, on  account of water being too plentiful,  but it would take a' ^Philadelphia  lawyer to find out where there is i n>*  vacant land for mining in the creeps  now. The country has been plaster  ed with  -LOCATION STAMES BY THE HUNDRED,  ojne man alone having staked over  seventy miles of creek diggings this  summer for people some of whom will  never "see them, and it is well for  them that they do not. There are  now over 300 leases recorded in the  Kichfield office, and one can hardly  see the walls of the porch at the  courthouse for the applications that  are posted on it-lor leases. If one-half  of them, or even one-quarter of them,  are ever worked there will be more  people here than there ever were in  the palmy days. Several parties are  going to prospect on lower Cunning  ham creek this winter, and I sincerely hope they may be well rewarded  for. their labors. Next week I will  talk about Antler creek.  We have had a .great change i<i  the weather; the last three weeks we  have had Italian skies and very hot  days, with frosts at nights. The  oldest residents here say they never  saw such beautiful weather- for this  time of year.  Ernest Hivard put an end to five  large wolves with strychnine last  week. They were part of a band  that were making things unpleasant  around here for awhile.   The  CARIBOO GOLD FIEEDS COMPANY     *  are rushing their flume to completion  and by the end of the month will  have it ready for blocking. . There .  are about seventy men at work for  the company in the woods, and on the .  flume,a t the mil 1.   Pete Egan is rush- i  ing out the lumber from- ��� lis portable  mill for the works, and there are four,!  teams of four horses each hauling'.'  lumber and timber., *  ..-  t *" ���  ���. ��� ��� ��� J  Another contract for 150 feet of a .  tunnel on the Princess group of claims,'  owned by the Cariboo Gold Reefs Co.,;  has been let to Mr. Blackwood,. who-V  now has a force of men at work driving day and night.   The first contract of 100 feet havingprqved profit- ''  able, it was decided to go on with the ���  present work.  The Cariboo Gold Fields" Co. ^are\:  also driving a tunnel on a ledge "tin  "Proserpine, mountain, which -is showing up in good shape:       ;    . *-, ;  **;*  There have, been some, very fairV-  samplesof ore-brought in this,sum-\  mer as the result of careful prospect-���'"  ing, and some of them have yielded-  well in assaying,   more, of which I*  will tell you when I come to .quartz.' ,-*';  Ernest Rivard is pushing,ahead,the,'  big drain for the Cariboo Gold Fields  Co., working three shifts; he'is'now*  1,300feet, and has 1,200 more to g^. "  They areat present about-thirty feet  under the surface. ��� t; ; '���  i, i' *. ^  ���*  *>  r ���<  ,vvi:  **,  -��-'  .  *, *  *>  '.K-'a  i  V  ' v.  EED J. SQXIIKE  Nelson, B. C. :  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings always on hand  ARROW LAKE,  IS now otien for tl c a.-i-ommodntion of 'guests  Rates, SI.30 to $2.50 per day. "Baths  25 ceuts eaeb, or 5 for 91.   For further,  particulars write to the proprietors.  DAWSON, CRADDOCK & Co  131 WATER STREET,  '* *  VANCOUVER, B. C  : o :  E handle DriedFruits, Fresh   Fruits, Butter, Eggs,  Cheese, Bacon, Hams, Lard and Canned Goods.  And Sell to the Trade Only.   \ Third Year  THE   LEDGE.  Q  .,. i  ��he   QzifQZ*  Published every Thursday.  V..     T.    LOV,'EKY,    EDITOR    AND  FINANCIER.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  ONK YEAR  .$2.00  "Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first insertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions,  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of tlie Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something good.  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  U hot, ancl we will do the rest.  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1895.  * People who are iri the habit of sending us Xuias. presents will please  nend them,in early, and, if possible,  'in cash. "  The proprietor has built a new office,  ,-for*tlie Kaslo Claim.    He will put a,  ' new face on that paper this month, for  . which,the people Kaslo will be duly  thankful.. \  This paper will not issue an Xmas.  edition this year.    We could not prepare the extra  matter in time  and  have decided to postpone the event  ' for another year.      ;  In order to assist in the develope-  memVof prospects at the foot of Slocan  lake the C. P. R. will carry ore from  ���Rosebery to coast smelters in ton lots  at the carload rate. Prospect; owners  should avail themselves of this generous offer and see what their claims  are made out of. -  At the'coming meeting of the Local  Legislature, effort should be made by  mining men to have more taxes put  oil mining property. Efforts should  also be made by New Denver people  who own Government lots to have the  ���back payments rescinded, and have  deeds given to all who have improved their propertj*-.  Many people have asked us the best  way to kill bears. After much study  and research upon the subject, we  have concluded that, if the hunter  wishes to obtain bear skins without  spoiling them with bullet holds, the  best method is to cateh bruin by the  back of the neck and choke him to  death, care, of course, should be ta-ken  to see that the bear is not watching  you during the operation.  This is the month in which many a  man' resolves that he will turn over a  new leaf and live a better career.  We do not believe in good resolutions  owing to the fact that there is a good  demand in.liell for them as paving  material. It is better to struggle  along without making any desperate  oaths as to your future conduct, but  simply do the best you can, and always pay tbe printer.  The cheque nuisance still prevails  in the Slocan.    Debts are paid in  cheques, frequently a cheque will  travel for months before it reaches  the bank, when some of them do, they  are disfigured and torn to such an extent that the banker has considerable  difficulty in recognizing the signatures. The nuisance will not be abated until some of-Canada's slow going  banks wake up and find out that the  Slocan is a snap in their line of business.  Politics are pratically dead in West  Kootenay. With a population large  ly foreign, it is not to be expected  that enthusiasm would run very high  in Dominion affairs, manv of the  best men in the district are still citizens ofthe United States, and have  not been long enough in Canada to^  forsake, their native land, but as time  goes on they will see the advantage  of being with us and fall into line, until that time arrives we will have tor  choose the best politician we can to rep?  resent us at Ottawa. At present.the,  stock or able politicians in West Koo-,*  tenay is abont as limited as church  goers. ;  , * j i  J. KELSEN,  SANDON.  Dealer;, in Tobaccos,  Cigars and Fruits.  SA^DOH, B.C.  This hotel is now ready to accom ���  modate the rush to Sandon. *        If you are hungry, thirsty or  The bar is finished with antique J weary Ml in and you can have the  cedar bark, and presents an appear- I besfc in the house for a reasonable  ance seldom seen. i monetary consideration.  N. D., MOORE, Pres.  . \  R. McFERRAN, SecV  LTD.  CONCENTRATOR, THREE FORKS, B. C.  Mining    and      Miners'    Supplies  .     $W* Hay and Grain in Car Lots to the Trade.  .,'  ��� :i  Lodging*  Rooms In  connection.  iLTON & Co.,  507, 509, 611 & 513 HASTINGS St.,  VANCOUVER.  THREE FORKS.  SILVERTON  HTJisTT'EPi at M:os:i3srisro3sr.  : O :  DEALERS IN:  Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums, t Window Shades  Bedding Supplies, etc.,,etc.  Send for our IllustratedCatalogue.  Dealers in: ��� .  i a l *  Groceries,  Provisions,   Dry  Goods,  and nining Supplies.  J. JTX-Ej  Tie Prosectors' Assay 01  New Denver.  Assay Price List:  Gold, Silver, or Lead, each ,  $1.50  Gold, Silver and. Lead, combined  3 QO  Gold and Silver  2 00  Silver and Lead  2 00  Copper (by Electrolysis)  2 00  Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead  4 00  Gold and Copper  2 50  Silver and Copper  2 50  Gold, Silver and Copper  3 00  Platinum  5 00  Mercury  2 00  Iron or Manganese  2 00  Lime, Magnesium, Barium, Silica, Sulphur, each ,  2 00  Bismuth, Tin, Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony,  Zinc, and Arsenic, each  4 00  Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash,  and percentage of Coke, if Coking'  Coal)  4 00  Terms: fCasfo With Trample.  June 20th, 1895.  THREE FORKS,  bxxx  Assay,��? ,��n& Anaiy  BATHS ALREADY IN OPERATION.  ir  H LEDGE OMEC. Third Year  THE .LEDGE.  SAXOOJN  A number of men are employed  clearing the stumps, etc., oif the  main street.  A. A. Albrecht has opened pl'oto-  graph gallery here, and will remain  for a short time.  - A grand ball will be given in  Spencer's Hall Christmas Eve, under  theaiole management ofMessrs. Duffy  and Spencer.  The Byers Hardware Company and  H. Geigerich are building a store  near the K. & S. Ry'. for'.their-respective businesses..  Some la^rge trees on the hillside  are being chopped down, and some  of the buildings have had close  shaves, but the men understand their  work thoroughly.'  Alex. Rogers, of Donald, was here  a few days "this week,   he is looking  " tor a location to open in the barber  business. While here he met Rev.  G. A. Love with whom he went to  school some fifteen ��� years ago;: which  ' was an agreeable "surprise-, to both'  -parties.  A Quadrille Club'was-started in  Spencer's hall last Friday evening,  and a most enjoyable time was spent.  The club will meet every Friday,  and'instructions will be . given to  . members of the'club free of charge on  Tluesday evenings.  The new 'hall of G. M. Spencer's is  now open. * The hall is the largest in  the Slocali, and being well built  affords every comfort. "A platform  has. been raised and speaking and  singisg can ;be heard- distinctly even  . at a whisper throughout the spacious  artifice.    Mr. Spencer deserves credit  for his,enterprise. ���    v  Last week considerable excitement,'  and amusement for onlookers, was  created here by a large force ofthe  K..&S. Ry. men pulling up the stakes  which the C.P.R. men had put in fur  their new station. The C.P.R. men  being far outnumbered the little resistance which they gave was rather  laughable than serious. -However,  this week there has been some understanding seemingly between the com  panies and'the posts are being put  down again where they were dragged from.  r. s. Wilson,  ���THE ���  SLOCAN TAILOR  Sixth street. New Denver.  The NaRusn & Slocan Ry. Go.  NOTICE.  4 PLAN, profile and hook of reference of the  ii. branch line of the Nakusp & Slocan Railway  irom Three Forks to Sandon, a distance of about  four miles is now ou deposit in the Land Registry  Office, Victoria.  A. j. WEAVER BR1DGMAN,  Secretary.  Victokia, B.C.,  2 iih November, 18.J5.  SNERAL AOT  (FORM - F,)   ' l    '  Notice of Application for  Certificate of Improvement  BSANDON AND ADAMS MINERAL CLAIMS  Slocan Mining Division, West Kootenay  District." Located on Mount Adams.  rpAKE NOTICE that I.lHei'bert T. Twigg, as  I agent for Michael Patrick Adams and William  Henry Brandon, free miner's certificates N j. 52184  and No. olttii, intend, sixty days irom ^the date  hereof, to apply to the Golu Commissioner for certificates of improvements}, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of each of tlie above claims."  And' furth'ei'a ��ike notice that adverse claims  must be sent > to the Gold Commissioner and  action commenced before issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated 23rd of October, 1895.-    I     .        i       '    '  Notice of Application for  Certificate ^Improvement  , " SLATER " MINERAL CLAIM. .  H    T.  NEW DENVER, B. C.  Provincial  Land Surveyor  I*      mm  .,. INERAL Claims, Mines, .Timber Limits, etc.,  ill   surveyed.  M. W. BRUNER-, M. D.,  Physician and Surgeon.  Three Porks,  B.C.  A  FULL Line of Drugs and Prescription Reme-  - dies kei��t on" hand. - .  S  This hotel situated on tlie N. & S  ��"  Ry., just four miles from New Denver, has good accommodations for the  traveling public. The Bar is, stocked  with the finest liquors in the land.  Slocan Dtvision, West*; Kootenay District,  Located on Mount Adams, >Between  Ciiamblet-and Britomahte.  PA KE NOTICE fciiari^HcfberfcVT? ISviggy as  l agent for Walter Ghamblet -* Adams, cfi'ee'-  miuer's certiiicate No. 5897*1, inteiid, sixty dnys  from the date hereof, to apply to the Gold Com  missionor for a certificate of improvement0, for  tlie pur* o^c of obtaining a Crown grant of the  above claim. ' - ;.  And farther take notice that adverse claims must  be sent to the Gold Commissioner and action commenced before the issuance of. such .certificate of  improvements. '  Dakrt this 7th day of November, 1805.  Notice of Application for  pliiffi of Iiro?8ieats.  ,    BARRISTER  OLICITOR and Notarv Public.  New Denver, B. 0  jinn w. iaeai & Co.,  .   . WHOLESALE  Books, Paper, Stationery, and  Office Supplies.  Wall    Paper   a    Specialty  Great Eastern Block.  SPOKANE, WASH.  ?8. J. H. WERELEY,  New Denver. B.C.,  HAS in stock Millinery, Hosiery, Ladies' Under  wear. Dress Goods, etc,  A large quantity of House Lining at very low  prices.  Call and inspect the Stock.  OWAKB WEST  A"soc. R. S. "M., London, Eng.  jstei-w jDEisr'vis'R, :b!o. v-'  Assayer and  Mineralogist.  __FPronint return on all samples. '  DOCTOR  PHYSICIAN  = AND -  ���#'.  SURGEON  NEW DENVER, B;Cj,  '.*  ..-*,'y'.i.  V'   vY fi  , 'V.'*-, -i.  ''-?*Vi  1 .  . V -  V '  AUCTIONEER  and  *,     '<v-  a*s *--.-  AGEFT.  ' V ^  '   * i-  KASLO  B. C  TWIN LAKES " MINERAL CLAIM.  Slogan Division, West Kooiunax; Dittkict,  Located in the Twin Lakes Basin.  ���TAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T. Twigg,  1 agent for The Alamo Mining Co., Ltd.,  miner's certificate No. 60580, intend, sixtv davs  iroin the date hereof, torfapply to the Gol'd Commissioner for a certificate of improvement*, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the  above claim.  A ml further take notice that adverse claim6* must  be sent the Gold Conicnissioner and action com-  cenced before the issuance of such certificate of  improvement5.  Dated this 14th day of November, 1895  Notice op Application for  irtiflcate if Ifiijiwwiits.  THREE FORKS,  CONTAINS 20 ROOMS   -   -  ���: AND   HAS :���  EVERY ACCOMODATION  ���:FOR THE:���  -r TRAVELING PUBLIC.   GREAT EASTERN MINERAL CLAIM.  Rates, $1 50 to $2 a Day.  --^���^^-  JUST  RECEIVED  A CHOICE STOCK OF DRY GOODS,  MILLINERY      '  Ladies and Gentlemen's  -   Wearing AppareF.  All goods sold at Eastern Prices.,  \ * ��  Come in and see the Goods.  r  l-a      r.  NEW DENVER.  J. T. NAULT,  Proprietor.  Slocan Division, West Kootenay District,  Located up West Fokk of S,\ndox Ckekk.  in Ivanhoe Basin.  ���TAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T. Twigg, accnt  1 for William.Clyman Yawkey, free miner's  certificate No. 56840, intend, sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Gold Commissioner for  a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crp)yn;Grant of theabove claim.  And furthertake..'notice that art verse claims must  be sent to the Gold GommissiDiier and action Com*  meneed before the: issuance of such "certificate of  imj)ro^meiitsi;r-^;s*:>:';'-:-'--::Y. Y'['. v-v";:'-S. -X ;  D:.ted this 5th day of December, 1895.  ?T3r*5*i--  tameroR  of Winnipeg.  Have located a branch at���^g>  JThrree Fo_rks,B,C.,-|  And are prepared  to suit the most fastidious in the' matter  OF CLOTHING.  ' i :a  Tliird ��ear  THE LEDGE.  GOOD* mixes.  I StOH<  I gone  : " "The light of mine eyes has  out.*'   The  bereaved  maired  1  One of of the undergraduates of .again within a year. Shortly after-  (J-irron College, thu English Vassal*, * w<ml th<^ bishop was walking throu_:h  luiving inndvcrtent.lv changed urn- jjthe ia'a^c-yard with another gentle-  brellas with ;��� fellow-student, is said | m^- When .they arrived' at the  to have cvtlve.l this noto: " U sj! tt)mb> tiie ^tter asked the bishop  .resents her compliments lo what lie would sny of th  ���,   and begs to sav .-he Iris  stare of affairs, in view of  Mis;?  1'  an umbrella which isn'c mine; soil'  you have one which isn't hers, no  doubt they are the ones."  A well-known London, hatter once  met an acquaintance who otyed him  for the hat he wore.    The hatter, who  .was accompanied by a friend,   hired  his hat to his debtor,  but the latter  iiiMde' no sign 'of recognition.     "He  -does not salute vou,'1 sud the hatter's  ^friend     "No,"said tlie hatter:  "I  think he might at least touch my hat  to'nie.  Probably no two artists ever criti  '  cised each other more severely than  \did Fuseli and -Northcote ;* yet they  ; remained fast friends.    At one time  , Fuseli-, was  c present  the word3  on the  tombstone.    "I  think," said  the bishop,   "the words 'But 1 have  j struck   another   match,'   should   be  iddoJ."  R. S. WILSON,  -THE ���  W. Pellew Harvey, F.C.S.  VANCOUVER, B. C .  Mining Engineer,  Analytical Chem:  ist, and  Assayer.  A-saV. Oni��c and "Metallurgical Works. '  SLOCAN TAILOR  Sixth street, New Denver.  Nakusp & Slocan Railway  TIME   G^JE^TD  2SIo. S  IM EFFECT NOV. 1ST, 1885  TRAIN LEAVES  NAKIYSP ' "  VIIUKK FOlUvS  'looking*   at  N@rthcote's  ' painting ofthe angel meeting Balaam  and his ass.  ' "How do you like it?"  asked Noi'theote, after a long silence.  "Xorchcoie," replied Fuseli,  prompt  -]y; "your an angle at an ass, bit  ass-at an tingel."  0  66  jU  a--*a  _L_.  [J7  9?  ]T E WES Kar-lo for Ainsworth, Pilot Bay, and  xj   Xi'l.-iuii on Mondays, Wednesdays and Satur-  d ly*-, fit H a in: Tiiursd'ays, at 0 a m; Tuesdays and  Fridiys, at a a m  L.���iVe> Nolsm for Pilot Bay, Alnsworth-and  ,, iKi-ljun Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays ai  \ Saturdays, at ;> n hi; Tuesdays and Fridays at (5 p  find  /mi  C"L>-v. comuvtion is  thus" made  hot ween   "tike  (Oiiii,'- ancl all iucjin'ug and-outgoing Indus of the  Tue-davs  at 7 o'clock Mondays atl7:.'J0 o'clock  Wednesdays at     " Tuesdays at "  Fridays  at " Tnursdays at       ���'  Satmd.tys *at        "     r     Fridays at        '   "  Close connection mule with the Columbia river  boats for all points n .,rth and south.  This ���schedule is 'subject to change at any time  without notiie,'  For further information apply to  .J. S. LAWRENCE.   -  Traimnastei  Nakusp, B. C. ,.,...  will if .you'll allow me  to drink one j tew -���*��� cnungp.  glass' of ,beer a day."    '' Agreed " replied the , court,  and the pledge was  signed.   v''He didn't say, how bijr a  j AS. WAUGH.  Parser.  GEO. F. HAY WARD,  Master  'o  , giabS-Iean have," remarked the wo  man as she left the court-room ; "I've  got a pitcher that's two feet high, and  I'll use thatv  . The celebrated Welsh preacher,  Christmas'Evans, who dared publicly  ������to express thankfulnes5 for Jqnny  land's beautiful singing, had as, a  member of his congregation a strait  ��� laced Calvin ist, "who, on one occasion,  ��� standing on the stops of the pulpit,  disked the preacher whether a man  dying at one of Jenny Lind's concerts  would"go to heaven. "Sir," replied  Mi\ "Evans,   "a Christian  will go.to  ;heaven wherever he' die's, but a fool  remains a fool, even on the pulpit-  steps."  The Rev. Dr. Guinness Rogers, tln��  eminent English Congregationalism  in a recent address declared that the  English people do not love the Anglican priesthood. Whereupon an An  gelican clergyman, who gave his  > name, wrote to him as follows': ' '.Reverend Sir : If, as re])Oi'tcd, you said  ' jhe English people aid not love the  Anglican priesthood,' you are a .malignant liar. Hoyal Daivid i-aid :  ' Liars shall bo turned into hell.' 1  wish you joy of your journey and its  end. " Yours in, the faith."  ��� Byron, one bright morning, encountered Beau Brummel returning  from his tailor's "How are you,  Brunrmei ?" said the poet. "Pivfcty  well, thank you," returned the beau :  '���I've been" rending 'Don Juan"'  '��� Ves?" said Byron, with a smile.  "There is some clever rhyme in it."  C*S)?" observed Byron, with affeek-d  surprise. "And some pretty versification." "Ah?" returned the poet.  "Why, don't you try your hand at  poetry, Byron ?" asked Brummei.  The two never  again.  spoke to one another  A friend of Bishop "Wilmer, ot Alabama, lost a dearly beloved wife,  and, in his sorrow, caused these  words to be inscribed on her tomb-  EETS-all 0:&K.  Steamers at  Trail for Rossland.,  Baggage handled cheaply and safely.'   Dominion Express route.   ���  .   E. JOHNSON,  Proprietor  w  RAILWAY.  Fast Scenic Route  TO-  SEATTLE,    -VICTORIA,  VANCOUVER, & PUGET  SOUND AND all PACIFIC  COAST     POINTS,     ST.  PAUL,   CHICAGO AND  POINTS  BEYOND.  Modern Equipment. Rock-ballast  Road-bed  Attractive tours via Duluth and the  Great hakes in connectionwith exclusive! v passenger boats of Northern  S, S. Co".  Direct connection via Nelson &Fort  Sheppard railway at Spokane; and  via 0.-& iv.S.N.Oo. at Bonners Ferry.  For maps, tickets, and complete information call on Agents C." & S. Nav.  Co. ; X. & F. S. Railway, or C G.  Dixon. (Jen. Agent, Spokane, Wash.  E [. Whitney/G.P. &T.A., St Paul,  Minn.  F. T. Abbott, Travelling Freight  and Passenger Agent, Spokane, Wash j  ilmbia t imr���  0  ���Steam Nav. Co.", Ltd.  rPiiv��Ero^r^p No. 3.  In Effect on Monday, Nov. ii, 1893.  klflVELiSTOILP.  ROUTE���STB. XAKUSP.'  Leaves Wigwam for Nalcmp a.id Robson,  Mon-  '     daysau'dTliur.-.dtiysat'T p.m.  Loaves Rob*on J'or, Nakusp, \VisrAvam and Canadian Pai'iae. Railway' poinl-,-. (cast and wu6t)  .'. oli a'u-Ji-Oays and Fridays at*'p.m.    <    -  ConncL-'tidn is nude at Rbb?6n with C. &'K. R'y  for Ncl.vjn ami with .Steamer Lytcon 1'or Trail  Creek and Nur thport.  Sptoo Falls k. Mm  RAILWAY.  Nelson. & Fort Sheppard  RAILWAY.  J  ALL  RAIL ROUTE  TO  SPOKANE.  The only through route from Nelson, Kaslo.  Kootenay Lake and all Slocan  ���   Poirtf-.  Daily   (Except   Sunday)     Between  Spokane and Northport.  Tri:Weekly Between Northport and  Nelson. *  Leave $:J3 a.m.       NELSON.        Arrive 5:2") n.itv  "Mondiiy-s. "Wednp^lay."?, Fridays, trains will rrn  through to Spokaue.arriviu��*same dayr. Returning  ).:i??encf<:rs will lea.ve Sjiokanc at 7 a.m. Tuesday.-,  Timrxlays.SainiTl'.y^.nnlvinr^ at Nelson at r>:_."i p.  .m.,'same'day, maklu.yclofG conn'eelion with'tl*e-  '���sleamer Nol'son for Kaslo and all Koolcnay' lake  Pa^seng-ers for Kettle River and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with sta.S'Con "Monday's  and \Vedncsdays, Thursdays and  Fridays.  Pa*sen.��rcrs for Trail Creek mines connect .at-  Northsjort with stau'e daily.      '        ' ���    .*���*'  TRAIL CREEK-ROBSON ROUTE-STll.  LYTTON.  Leaves Trail Croe'c for Robson on Tuesdays and  Friday-j at 10 a.m.  Leaves Robson for Trail Creek on Tuesdays and  Fridays at 4 p.m.  Cnmects at Rjb^a with Steamer *' Nakusp" for  Nakusj) and Rb^elstoke, and with C. & K. R'y ior  Nelson and Kootenay LakojJOint-?.  NORTH PORT-TRAIL CREEK ROUTE���  STR. .LYTTON.  Leaves Trail Creek, for Northport'On Mondays.  Wednesdays,  Thursdays and Saturdays' at  6 p.m.  Leaves Northport for Trail Creek on Moudny-%  Wednesdays, Thursdays and   Saturdays at  1 p m.  Connects at Northport with S. F. & N. R'y for  Spokane.  KASLO ROUTE���STR. NELSON.  Leaver Nelson for Kaalo. on Tuesdays, atr>:40 pin:  Wednesdays, at 2 3 > p m; Thursdays, at 5:3.) o  in; Frxda/rt, at 5::"J pm; Siturdays, at 5:3a  pm. Coanectiii- on Tu^-diys, Thursdays,  and Saturdays wiHi N &; F S Jfiiiway at Five-  Mile i-'otnt i'u'r Ka lo an.! Lake Points.  j  Leaves Ka-*lo for Nel^jn on Mondays, at 3 a m;  N\redne<(L\ys. at :�� am: Tnursdays, at Ha in:  Frulav.^, ai 3am; S in:rday-*, at 8 a.m. Cou-  nectin'K un Monday.-, Wednesday*'*., and Fridays wJtu N \; F S"Railway lor Spokane.  Connect*, at NcWiv.i with Columbia & Kootenay  Railway ior points north and soutn.  RONNER'S FERRY   ROUTE-STEA31ER  NELSON.  Leave* Ka-lo for Bonner's Ferry at 3 a m ou Monday-.  Leave* Nelson for Bonner's Ferry at 8 am on  Mondays  Leaves   Bonner's Ferry at 2 a ni on Tuesdays for  Pilot Bxy, Nelson, Ainsworth and Kaslo.  Connects  at   Bonner's Ferrv  with tlie  Great  Nortiiern Radway for points east and west.  The company reserves the right to change this  schedule at any- time without notice.  For full information as to tickets, rate, etc., apply at the Company's offices, Nelson, B.G"'  T. ALLAN. Secy,  Nelson, B. O.  J. W. TROUP,  Manager  ���o_,����.A^  East  West.  Steamer leaves Nakusp, every Thursday and Sunday morning', making' close connection at Revelstoke  with trains ior all points East or  "West  Before you travel get information from  C. P. R. Agents as to time and  rates.    It will save you money  Apply to nearest Railway A_ren  or to  GEO. jfflcL. BROWN,  .  DistrictgPassenger Agent,  Vancouver Third Year.  THE LEDGE.  IF HE SHOULD C03IE.  V.*-'-.''''V.1'--' '-'vV',":.^  , The following special article in tbe  , Twentieth Century from tbe pen of J.  ,C. Fleming, contains matter of import  to every thinking man  and woman  in the conntrv.  '' If Christ should come to Congress"  is the title of a. book lately published  by a member of that body and commented upon .widely in the newspapers. As there is not a remote  ' probability of such a contingency,  sensible men will confine themselves  to the practical, and ask what1 would  happen if the Prince .of Wales should  comes to the country ?   ,  lCWe have now a class in the United States upon whom the name' of  "' Christ falls coldly, but which is thrilled to the very core at mention of the  Prince "of Wales. We refer to the  plutocracy; the millionaires, the  moneyed aristrocracy nwho, through  the grip they have on congress and  state legislatures, the judiciary and  the press, sway the destinies of this  republic. * These classes haying obtained money are now craving for  titles. We-do them ho injustice in  thinking that if the opportunity pre  sented itsclt to morrow they would  overthrow this republic, founded up ,  on-such, cost of blood and travail, and  establish ^monarchy on its ruins. If  this supposition is not correct,' then  the signs of the times are misleading".  ..." The Prince of Wales visited this  country in 18t0, the year before the  war,   and  the .elder generation remembers what a furore his presence  created.   One young lady, went into  couvulsions because the train she was  coming to New York on was late and  she failed to see him ; another young  Woman who danced with him wore a  glove on the  hand that, he clasped  ever after so that no common mortal  might touch it.    The Irish Colonel,  Michael Corcoran was to be have been  court-martialed for refusing to turn  out his regiment in the prince's honor  and in fine the suobocracy ofthe day  ^ went crazy over the advent of his  royal highness.    But that was before  the war as I have  said.    Since then  millionaires have multiplied,, we are  approaching the era of billionaires,  society has crystalized itself into a  kind of bastard aristocracy and the  thrist for gold as a  means to  social  distinction    has    grown    absolutely  fierce.    This  class  does  not    look  to the    president    of    the    United  States as its social head ;  it looks to  t le queen 01 England or to her son as  her Majesty's representative.   It talks  ofthe 'queen'and the   'prince' as if  they were our actual rulers,   and the  crowning glory of the American  Woman's life is to be presented to one of  * them.    'Sue was presented at court,'  is whispered m 'awe-struck tones of  her when she appears in American  society   and a  halo   surrounds   her  brow e Venn ore.    With the past decade has begun and  been -.practiced  continuously the swapping of golden  American girls for European titles.  It is a new trade,..a case of barter; so  lmichfbr a baron,   so much  for an  earl and so much for a. duke..  "But I have diverged from  my subject which v is, Albert  Edward, Prince of Wales, our future  kingi if we continue drifting in the  present direction. The time is almost ripe for the ad vent of the prince.  If next Sunday some inspired prophet  whorn every one bel i eved, stood up  in the gorgeous pulpit of St. Thomas'  Episcopal church or in the no less  splendid pulpit of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic cathedral, and announc- j  ed that Christ was coming, that He  would soon appear in New York for  miss-on work, no doubt the announcement would create what the newspapers term a sensation. But .if the  Rev. John Hall told his millionaire  congregation in the -Fifth Avenue  Presbyterian church that the Prince  of Wales was coming across in an  ocean steamer, what then ? I tremble  for the consequence. These^ society  dames and gentlemen having even  the slightest tendency towards heart  disease would drop dead.' The joy  of seeing or hearing, nay, perhaps,  touching ;the hand of their social system would be too much for them and  the shock would kill them.  "The truth, is that the newspapers  which are owned by the millionaires,  are preparing" us for  a monarchy.  We have an   aristocracy   ready   to  hand, and we have its complement in  the   impoverished-*.masses   without  which'no well regulated monarchy  could exist.   Let't'he Prince of Wales  or one of his sons come over here  in   ah English man-of-war,  accompanied by a small force of British  grenadiers; let him land at the Battery and planting his royal banner on  its'walls, boldly announce, the he has  come to claim the vast domain lost to  his grandfather, George III, through  the- villiany   of 'Washington    and'  others,   and  he would  be received  with enthusiasm.' The millionaires  controlling the national .government  %at Washington would accept the new  order of things with ecstacy. ' Grover  Cleveland would be created a ���duke,  and Dan Lament at least a^marquis^  Then we should have a king, a pat-  ritian order and proletariat.   If the  masses, that istosay; the proletariat  were dissatisfied they could easily be  disenfranchised,'or reduced to-- slavery.    Let any one who likes laugh at  this, but'let him remember that the  Romans of the days of Gracchi were  as proudvas the Americans ofto-dajr,  and yet were the willing slaves of a  Commodus and a Caligula some generations later.    What produced the  chr-nge?     The  rise   of a   wealthy  class, and the thirst for titles.    Human nature is about the same in  all  ages,  and what happened the  Romans may happen  the Americans.  Wall street even now is crying ou*.  for a third term for Grover Cleveland.  In a few years hence Wall street may  demand "a  dictator.     The   railroad  kings have only to organize a score  or so of strikes throughout the country, simultaneously, call out the states  malitia, cause blood to be shed invar-  ions places, and then with a cry of  ''the country is in danger, down with  anarchy';" establish a dictatorship at  the national capital.    This would be  only a temporary measuie,. of course,  ���a paving ofthe way for the crowning  of a son or daughter   of the Prince  of   Wales   as   sovereign    of   North  America. ���'��� v-v..v- '���.���,'."*'���  ���" If the Prince of Wales should visit us the task of the plutocracy would  be all the easier, and hence small  wonder at the excitement along Fifth  and Pennsylvania avenues whenever  such an event is referred to. Hence  the throbs of exquisite delight in  111 e hearts of millionaire's daughters.  "Let us pray that by the time ttie  Prince of Wales comes here, or one  of his sons such a revolution shall  have taken place in public opinion  that we cannot see an thing' but what  is obsolete... in royalty, but what is  vanity in titles, and above all that  the plutocratic serpent, now so corrupting and so formidable, shall have  had its fang extracted." I  Mining Broker,  SANDON, B C.  Application for Liqour  License  B  VTOTICE is hereby given that thirty days after  IV " date I./shall apjly to the Gold Commissioner for-a License lo sell spirit*-.ud liquors at  Sandon, B.C.  JOHN BUCKLEY.  Sandon, B.C., Nov. 7,189?.  THE GRANT HOUSE  SandLoLn.   B. O.  n OOD Meals and comfortable rooms make this  . I"!   Hotel a pleasant place for travelers to stop at  ARCHIE GrRANT, Prop  Try the ���  Sandon Lamndry  ..... FOR . . '-  ���  'First-Glass Work.  White Shirts   -   -  *  -   -   a, Specialty;  Proprietor.  Sandon, B. C.      \  OOTS and Shoes made to order. First-clas*  work. Imperial Calf for line shoes. French  Good)? specially adapted *for Miners' and Prosper  tors' use.   Goods warranted not to rip for one year  J.KELSE  SANDON. ,-.     ?  " ' Dealer in Tobaie^^IpBSSI1  gars and. Fi^tl^^^-^^^  gmg  .  'p-Ti ���������'.*���! -j'���*������'*.*��� ',s?'.'Y-*s -:VY;V$  ���''���is*'. 4Vt YviV'Y*V  ���������YY ."V: -VVVYSV^SI;'?  >VVy :}vVi^:i!||||||  t&mws  r^^';Y.v--:YY"YV^Sv.::j'S^p  ;; :i:; ��� Y VY;V^'^VSpSp|S  *t'';.*BPik"r'^_'^r '.j8Bt:'.'^':VayS��i3  llilli  KASLO CITY, ���    - .^^��KSiii  v-..' ���, ������'��� ������ ���-, '��� ���' ��� - 1:v;:,.\....^..   ,*.;-vJ'.:;ii\;:::vv: \~;.(:.Rtfo.v*  !���-''./'.   ": ���:    .- ' li ���������:���<'������" ^"'^^;j.'i.'*^fVii')F^'^  c,        ";? Y'V;Y Y;.Y ��� ;fv VY;'. '��.;. v:l fe|^|||S|!^i  ���"'���������'���''YY.' YYY^YY'Y."- "���^���YYrfY'^l-JSYYY^K^SvS;  ;VV>..-:'V*VV^;V;;*#*'^;^^  The only practical iWatcttMa1^^  ���'.���;':'.'Y'^Y-:'YY;-Y-v'wY' r^V.Y'Y'YVY'^V^  the  Kootenay  District.' '.::Otf^^^y4SSMW.  mail receive prompt ;atterit;i<^^^^  * ���*��� ......   .1-.        .-..,....-l*   .���....���������"������ .'���'....���'���-������'���������������.': ^ .j.v.c-���>!?..;  ::Y::'Y^;.V^Y^V  ALL WORK GUAMliEEl  HAVE OPENED AT  9  vSlfll  :>V  With a Complete >     .    'i^:^VM  Stock of Gents' Furnishings,  Hats, Caps, Boots & Shoes, .Etc.  me  us be  s s  get Prices from  sing n  Third Year.  LEDGECRO P Pi NGS  ' Letterpress for sale apply at thu  'of rice     t  .'      ,���'  'a   wwom/to Three Forks    Gra(tot��,orAm��i��.u��CoikSc of Denial su^y  Alex. Sproat went to  j. *>*--<- | ota-aso.  -ion 'Wednesday.  THE LEDGE.  ranex  ,    Win. Thomlinson went to the foot  ��� ofthe Lake Tuesday on business.  .   When in Vancouver stop at   tlie  ;,Manor House. , *    '  \. The Rev. G: A. Love left for Red  :,Peer,Alta. to-day, and will return in  '''about two'weeks.  ^ ' A Bpworth League of Christian Kn-  * deavor  society   was, organised last  ;viii_;ht., ' <��� -    ''  .;;";   Mrs.-Merkley went to Sandon lues  Hay.'on   a- business   trip,   aid   will  V' 'remain there for a week,  C.'-A  Christmas" tree and entertainment fbivthe Sunday School, will be  : ,givei}|pn Monday, Dec. 2Brd.   .  h':    ���* *Dan.'McLeol has now ��� possession of  '"theba'fber shop" lately occupied by  ��� -������'G'' Abricrambia, who has left town.  v v' -We were unable to get the records  V from the Recording office in time for  VV^is -issue,   they' will appear  next  ^.^ryreek. ,���  ^v  o*'*g T   Twi0-0",   agent for Wm.  C.  '��� V_iiwW;   i^applvins ft" a C,'ow"  Vor-vnt for the Great Easter.1 mineral  -   -claim.  -\ The dinner siveu by the Ladles'  ' �� ;Aid Society on Thanksgiving ever.-  ; vi^, netted the society $l9:2o over  ..   ���' all expenses.  - - Stop at the Hotel Windsor, Ross-  ,," ��� -and. Mrs. T. B. Lewis, proprietor, t  r: Jim Black came down from Sandon  :- i��,r thi�� wpek    Hard work is  one day this week.    -^      .,��������,.��-  ^     t_lim�� a little on him,   but the b.a.  - *    is shining the brighter for it.  ' ���"   * ' Geo. B. Knowles, of Innisfail, Alta.,  r-   :  half-brother of F. Pyman is expected  -��� ,-,o arrive in New Denver to-morrow.  ';        He will open in the jewelry business  at Sandon. ���  i ��� ;   '    A. McGiUivery was in charge of  the Telephone office a few days las,  .     "     ti inthe absence of G. Williamson, who has been repairing the line  at Sandon.  F Pvman,  New Denver's witch  nwkeiMind jeweller makes cleaning  '    and   repairing   watches a specialty  He visits Three Forks every Friday  to accommodate   customers  m that  ���*   :':..���      ���������     ��� \ v tv  ; . ������'���������. 'town... .  Hugh Cameron, who has been at  ;    Sandon   for  sometime?-��� returned;*o  NewDenver this week on business.  He has built a house and stable in  ;    ;        Sandon and will remain there per  ��� ��� luaiiently... .-���  Y   YY J. Cummings,  of the late ton^f  Gumming. & Mcl��:dson,.". 1 lea^e  to-morrow for Seotltod.   Fred. Kwh-  avdson,  the  other  partner,   is also  ";.���-for Toronto,   These gentle-  Se not enjoyed good health ot  l^e and a trip east will prove bene-  ficial. -    !:.���  Kl  0J33J3STTIST  KASLO,        ��� " " B'a  ndu.-xtuof -f-  Office: Over Bycrs' Hardware store.  hen in  Mining Broker,  SANDON,-B-  Application fpr.Liflour  '  License , ": ;  Liertr1. L^n^^sell spirit���* liquors at  Sandon, B.C.   ���       --            joi-TN BUCKLEY.  Sandon, B.C., NovV^l^,   thegrAn't house  Ton will tod everything up to date.  yo���ha.e tuSTtrlone of their Sunday  Chicken Dinners.  + -- ftii- Miners and Mining Men.  Headquarter s roi MJnw��  JACOBSON   &  CO.  #>  G%r^t^^  AECHIE GEANT, Prop  Is the Metropolis of the  giocan ��� District, and  ;nsiness  , For  CHOICE BUSINESS AND R  Investors WW consult their own  Interests by consulting   ,  I New Denver, B. C.  ���  Vivo Pitv    The rooms 'are lit  V    Only first-class housean tlie y^y ��� g   with nearly  withirligat and ff^^e SSuc^\0 tte repose ot  ^SlSnia^^  Devei;4toc . , rpnnrieta.always welcome.  ;-Prospectors, MimonairesaM  '-i*  .   <;  '.<


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