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The Ledge Dec 12, 1895

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 > *  ; f  ���^rriiiiii.'HFiiniffliinB^  In Time the  Siocan Coun= =  try Will   be   the Great =  Silver Camp on Mother =  Earth. ���.������ _=  ^UiiiUlUIUUillliillililUUl!IUI!UUU(UH-#  ^!ll!l!!HII!lillll!!linii^  li  Job Printing at This Office  ~ at Prices In Harmony  = With    the   He.ancholy  = Condition of Silver.  JlililliiJIllllllliliilllllillJililiiillllllill^-  Vol   IIL No. 11.  *NEW DENVER,   B. C,  DECEMBER 12,  1895.  Price $2.00 a Year.  KASLO.  , J. B. Wilson has closed his store at  Three Forks.  Kaslo has tlie only curling club in  West Kootenay.  ' Big Sandy McDonald has closed his  saloon and gone,to Boundary.  , Dennis," White has returned from  Rossland'and re-opened the Idaho  restaurant.     '.�����.,'  - Bob Strathern has had a new shop  built during the past week.' Bob is  very* popular,' "especially with' the  ladies.     ���     . ,  Buchanan's saw mill has closed for  the season. Nearly a million feet of  lumber is in "jhe yard ready for  market..  . Bridget McCue was fined.��5 a short  time ago because sh,e did .not appear  before the Beak to answer a charge  of not putting a ladder on her house.  ���* i  She was placed, in ���the cooler for a  short time on Saturday, and the fine  .was paid. ���  * , '  SANDOJT  The Silver Ledge"is the name ol  one-of the restaurants here.  Two Victoria. men will build a  large hotel near Archie Grant's.  ��   Several men recently quit work at  *��� the Slocan Star because they, could  not agree'with the foreman. '  ��� W. E. Terrill &* Co., of Three  Forks, have secured a lot and will in  all probability build this month.  J. M. Harris is erecting a building,  in which an Ontario man will sell dry  goods. Harris will use part ofthe  building for an office, -  Christmas will be a wild time in  Sandon. It promises to be tlie liveliest day ever seen in the Slocan, and  the Sunless city will hold the-age,  you bet!  The Reco mine feeds the men bet-  ter than any other mine in the Slocan.  The Reco management also hires and  discharges more men than any mine  in the Slocan.  . * Justice is speedy in this place. A  man called Judge Sproat some uncomplimentary names the other day.  The Judge 'fined him #23 right there,  and tlie fine was paid.  A grahd conceit: will be 'given in  Spencer's Hall Xmas. 'night; ::v The  Sandon Giee; Citib will make their  :Jirst appearance, and G. M. Spencer  will delight the .audience with his  ba^njospecialties. The graphophone a  most wonderful instrument will give  music as produced by the celebrated  ���^musicians of the world. The admission is ii.  Cody Creek is to have several large  buildings erected this month or next.  The girl in bloomers has reached  here, fbut the bicycle will, never  come.  It is said that J. M. Harris wiil  build the most palatial hotel in the  mountains at this point.  Monday's Kaslo express was 33  hours reaching here.    The snow at  Bear lake was too much for the little  engine, hence the delay- . The passengers would have been starved if  Jim Sproule had not killed a pig that  day, as it was some of them had  snowballs for breakfast The occupants af-the Pullman were much  annoyed by- the bucking process,  which was kept up all night. Gus,  the conductor, was lively'as a cricket  when the train reached here, but t(he  engineer and fireman were worn out.  Such is railroading in the Slocan.  OTHER RECEIPTS.  Ice Cream Social, May 23 ��� �� 44 50  Concert, Aug. 8 *��� "....    35 CO  Social, Oct.,  %    Door receipts 896 CO  Expense of supper.    7 50  8 50   88 50  FINANCIAL STATEMENT' OF rTHREE  .   FORKS'" CMURCH.    -v  The following is the, financial states  ment of the building ��� fun'H of the  Three Forks dhurcb as placed1 in the  haikjs ofthe Pastor by Mr. and Mrs.  Norquay, on Dec. 2nd, 1895.  Byron N. White $ 25 (0  Mr. Yawkev and. Son\     25 Ou  Capt. N. D. Moore. ...-     15 00  Major R. McFerran. ..: ���   10 00  A. J. Gaebel....'  .'.    10 On  W. J. Holden '   A. Wallace. '   A. J. Becker -.   J. M. Harris ,   B. E. Grove   CM. Wilson...-.   Mrs. Bowen   Geo. Clarke l   X   Woods   Lane Keith   Geo. Hughes   .    ,, ��168 00  TOTAL RECEIPTS.  Subscriptions paid..'... |150 00  " ��� unpaid     52 50  '' on accounts     35 95  Other receipts. i $ 108 CO  'Total ' 8416 45  ' -CASH PAID OUT.  Hunter & MeKinnon; material. & '14 78  Lot...:  4000  Genelle & Co., lumber  59 50  W. M. Cook,  labor  12 00  Geo. Mitchell, hauling,,  3, 00  W. Dixon, chimney work ��� 2 00  C. Coon, hauling...;.:....:.. 3 CO  A. J. Gaebel, cash advanced. 14 25  G. A. Love, for Genelle; & Co. 11 75  Jno.-Sherridan, chimney  16 00  R: TV" Lowery, tickets  4 00  Geo. L'ovatt, lumber. ...���  4-18  Hunter & MeKinnon, cloth... 5 '45  Mr. Miller, labor. .���  37 '85  Byers Hardware Co  5 00  A. J. Gaebel, cash advanced. " 11 75  Telegrams. .��:.-*.":.;... .-..*.  2 50  "Geo. Mitchell, hauling.'..,xT..'. ' 5 00  Mr.McDougal       "     ....... 11 0 J  Geo. Lovatt, lumber  7 30  Hunter & MeKinnon, nails, etc,. 1 00  Mr. Miller, labor ��� 25 00  A lady  Gus Anderson....  Jas. Deacon....  T. Norquay   T.'A. Garhncl...  R. M. Covington.  Rent for building.  A. E. Humphrey     20 00  E. S. KinneV     JO 00  Hugh Mann     12 50  0. K. Hammond   ........ .  5 OO  John Vallance..............     5 00  5 00  5 00  5 00  5 00  5 OO  5 00  5 00  5 0:  5 00  5 00  5 00  1 00  1 00  5 00  5 CO  2^00  1 00  5 00  .$296 31  Total   RECAPITULATION.  Total receipts collected and  uncollected $416 45  Total cash paid out.... : $296 31  Cash in hand     71 35  Uncollected subscriptions....    52 50  $212 50  Note.--Of the .above 152.50 is Dot  yet collected, but is regarded as  perfectly good and ...'placed as assets.  The following were received in the  w^y of reduction of accounts :  .AMOUNTS; DEDUCTED.     :  $420  16  LIABILITIES.  Lumber still unpaid. !$142 90  Cash on hand '   83 10  Balance �� 59 89  Uucollected subscriptions..,..    52 50  the energetic town of Three Forks,,  but the finest in this part of the  Slocan.  G. A. Love,  Pastor of Slocan Mission.  MINING NOTES.'  Happenings    of   Interest   Anions  Treasure Vaults.  tlie  The   Ruth  ��60, COO.  is  reported   sold   for  Balance       7 39  Balance di le on Lot     10 001 *rr20,0C0.  The Antoine uncovered 18 inches ���/..  of clean-ore last week. ',    ';�� ,'  The Legal Tender has been bond- V"  ed to H. Abbott*forJ30,000.',    '      -   v:  The Black Prince will ship fivetonsv-/  as soon as sacks can be procured. '   ' '/-  Bob Green and T.  C.   Eaton have,''  cemmenced work on the Big Five, v  The lack of dry ore has caused the  Smelter at Pilot Bay to close down.. ��� ;  The Last Chance is having an ore > >  house erected at Cody Creek. . :, V1"  The American Boy will closedown' ' '"  for the winter owing to the prevalence v  of snow slides. -        .-.-.'. ,'f'.  This week, for thc-'first time in.many ':��� v  months, no, locations were.recorded '";<.-  in New Denver.   '. "* '.  . Some of the Slocan mine owners are ;  thinking of usiugjt'he electric light; in- V'L  their properties. J  A two stamp mill will be worked   :  at the Kern,   a gold claim on Hall  creek, near Nelson.  Three   men are working,, on the  Moonstone, a property near the" form- -  er site of Lardeau City.        ' *   ,  The Northern Belle will ship sever-   'v  al car-loads of ore as soon as it can be  taken to the railroad track.  A double shift' is working on the v  Enterprise. It is'not likely that this '  property will ship this winter.  The Cordelia,   a property on the   '  north fork of Carpenter creek,  shipped 85 sacks of ore to Pilot* Bay this  week.  Four men are working on the President, a claim on HowserLake, recently bonded  by A.  W.   McCune,   for  ���>>  . 4vy*3 -���  ,w  Mr. Miller, v ..v..  Hunter & MeKinnon.  Byers Hardware Go;  John Sheridan.. v ..  M. ..Moriohan . - * ���'.'.....  $  10: 00  10 00  .      5 95  5 00  5 00  S35 95  Total debt unprovided for..�� 17 39  In closing this statement the undersigned desires to return thanks to  Mr. and Mrs. Norquay for indefatigable and successful efforts bestowed  upon the above enterprise. Among  others who lent kindly practical assistance in the way of work, board.etc,  to my energetic predecessor Mr. A,  J. Gabel may. be mentioned Mr. and  Mi-s. W. E. Terrill Mrs. A. Beamish,   |^ i^^he i^n 1^^ dai  J. Lowes, Ira Black and Mr. Cook, y  We wou Id further return hearty  thaiiks to those who have, so 1 iberaIly  subscribe^ to the building fund and  to all who ; by kindly interest and  sympathy have contributed to the  success of the-undertaking.  Finally we bespeak'- a continuance  of the former kind co-operation and  assistance that the trifling balance of  debt may be removed and the building further perfected and adorned n v,v"r,'��^ n* ��� *-��� - rpi  until it shall be not only a credit to  The C. P. R. are hauling Reco and  Star ore from Sandon, the bulk ofthe  shipments from Three Forks is from  the concentrator.  Wm. Lardner has returned to the  Slocan from Dead wood. It is said  that he has acquired a controlling interest in the Kalispell. ;  The Hall Mines Gov recently paid  McGovern and  Bill Franklin  m not  far from the 15 Mile House, on the K.  ���&.S. Ry. The ore from this property  will be used for smelting Silver King  ore at Nelsen. ;  The Sunshine and Cumberland are  the names of two new mining corn-  pan ie�� formed to work the Yakima  and Cumberland properties. N. D.  Moore is manager of them both, with  W. H. Yawkey as president, and W.  C. YaAykey as"sec-treas. The capital  stock of each'.is half a million dollars. I<  ���'l* I  t*    *  Third Year  THE   LEDGE.  <*  s��-J  GOOD THINGS.  The right and wrong of the question  . ofthe nude in art were never more  forcibly put than by Dr. Samuel  Johnson a hundred years ago. "Sir,"  said the pestering James Boswell to  him,* "do you consider Mr. Opie's  naked .Venus indecent ?" '' No, sir,"  thundered the sturdy old, moralist;  "but your question is!"  Dumas fils tells of" a double-action  ���joke which he played on Meissonier,  who was a "botanist, in his hours ot  leisure.    The famous dramatist sent.  him a paper containing the dried roe  of a herring:, telling him that it was  the seed,of a very rare plant/   ' 'How  - are the seeds coming on ?   he asked  the great painter the next time he  '- saw him.    "Oh, beautifully ; I have  ��� planted them, in a circle.'    And he  took tlie astonished joker to a- corner  of the garden whore the heads of  young herrings were just peeping up.  Baron KoUiscliild once entered an  old curiosity shop to buy some paint-  ' ings. The dealer brought out his rare  old oictures. dusted them, and set  them in the best light. "Look at  'this Rembrandt": quite authentic, M.  le Baron." "Authentic, you say?  You have got there a Raphael ofthe  first style/which is a good deal more  authentic." '' Oh! oh 1" said the dealer ��� " whv, you arc a connoisseur, M.  le Baron." "I ?" observed Rothschild,  with a sign ;" if IJwd-gone into the  old curosity business, I should have a  fortune."  Tie D. G. Joslvn Music Co.,  . Dealers in  Pianos,  Organs, Musicians'   Sup  plies, Sewing Machines, and  Supplies.  SPOKANE, - - WASH  STANLEY   HOUSE,  .   NELSON, B. C.  BEST Rooms and Board in the City.   Hot .and  Cold Water.   Bath Room for Uicustsof the  Guests.   Rates reasonable.  MRS. McDONALD, Prop  V  DOERING & MaRSTRANDS'  -CESXj^B'BI^A.TEilD-  ALEXA"NDER LAGER BEER   & PORTER  Is Specially Recommended.  i-o-romcB.'-M^w, pleasant, VANCOUVER, B.C.  'i(\  * ft  NOTICE.  I FORBID THE BANNS.  Dr. Busby was once head-master of  "WestminsterSchool, London, England  and is still remembered as one.  "Whoso   look   was  lightning   and  whose word  <' Was thund or to the boys who heard.'  The doctor, though a sever man,  was not an ill-natured one.  He had left in hb study one day a  tempting4ish of plums. A certain  boy, with a waggish turn of mind,  saw the fruit, and said with a clerical  flourish: " I publish the banns of matrimony between my mouth and these  plums, and, if any one here present  knows of any just cause or impediment why they should not be  united, you are to declare it or hereafter hold your peace." He then ate  the plums.  The doctor had overheard the proclamation ; he said nothing, but he  did not mean to let the matter drop.  Next day he bad the plum-eating boy  brought up before him, and grasping  his well known birch-rod, said: .'"I publish, the banns of marriage between  this rod and this boy, if any one1 of  you know of any cause or just impediment why they,should' not be united,  you are to declare it." The. boy himself cried out readily������:���.  "I forbid the banns."    .  " For what cause ?" asked the doctor; .. . ..���/'  ���  "Because the parties are not agreed"  answered the boy.  The doctor relished the reply. It  was a valid objection, so the rod was  laid aside.  "VTOTICE is hereby giveu that sixty days after  IN date we intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner oi" Lands and Works for the right to divert  (250) two hundred and, lifty inches of water from  Second or Tributary creek for water works and  general motor purposes.  . LOUIS DANSEREATJ,  FRANK FREVOST,    .  Sandon, B.C , October 19,1895. . ��� - -  W.J.TRETHEW*Y,E.M.,  Examination & Reports.  Assays of Ores. ,  Analysis of Ores.  OFFICE AXD LABORATORY t  FRONT    ST,     KASLO  LELAND  HOUSE,  NAKUSP, B. C.  '&  _SK��AL  NAKUSP.  ANDISE.  B. C.  MINING B0REAU  Walker,Thoiii'p5oe  ��� MINE AND REAL ESTATE BROKERS'.  w. j. holden;,as.a, secV  FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE AND  GENERAL  COMMISSION  AGENTS  CONVEYANCERS, ETC,  TELEPHONE No,  pOMFORTABLE Rooms, Good Meals  ^   and Careful Attention to Guests  makes this Hotel popular with the  Traveling Public,  MRS. D. A. McDOUGALD, Prop  >awml  AVINGr placed some new  Macliinery in our Mill,  we are; prepared to furnish  all kinds of Hough and Dressed Luniher and Shingles at  greatly reduced Prices;  PRICE LIST:  Hi)N MArfKET,  M-C  ENVER.B.O.  NEW DENVER, B. C  AJLJR  ^ *Vf  "fflTB T'.���wtr..tA"-.TTji^u.Attga��rengTQ��*>"=*i  3  araware.  eanraen .  Koucrn Lumber, narrow,  $10 oo  I  ;i   .     V         wide, '."'���-.  $11 ooto��r2 oo  Joist and SeantHnt, sized up to  18 feet long,          ��  $11 oo  18 ' to 2*i '  .812 00  21 'to 30 '  813 00  I Flooring, T&G.C "  .         82*0 00  "        '       ���< .   4 "  822 00  V joint���'Ceiling, J '  $22 00  .0 " Rustic,  819 00  Slriplap,  Sli 00  SurfaecdDresscc?  $13 00  BB��B3BnBaB����Bara,Tini��'��"wmsgaa^  t>'  A liberal discount,on large orders for .Gasjh,  PETER GENELLE & Co  net a  iners ana rrospectors  ���I  1 THE   LEDGE.  3ItSI_R____ CXAI3I TITLES.  ^  ^  %  %  One of tlie most important questions  a fleeting' the present and future welfare of the Province of British Colurn  bia, is that of tlie title to a mineral  claim. It is not too much to say that  the. development of a mining district  depends very much indeed on the security of titles, and the feeling of insecurity will prevent a cautious man  from investing: his money in any  claim.  With very few exceptions all transfers of mining' property- are those of  unsurveyed claims,   mid consequent-  , ly the purchaser has to satisfy-himself  ��� as to the validity ofthe location.' In  order to do this, he 'has to examine  ,dhe record, by doing which he is, enabled to find whether or hot the ven-  , dor has "properly recorded,or disposed  .of the claim he offers lor sale. It is  then that the real difficulty "begins,  and should the surrounding' country  be thickly staked, the greatest care  is necessary to find' out,whether or  not any other claims interfere with  his ground,  For the information of those of your  readers who'are unfamiliar with the  procedure necessary to secure the  right of developing a mineral claim,  a few words on this point are perhaps  desirable. A prospector having  found, mineral, marks the spot with a  : post'which is called the "Discovery."  Haying found, as he believes, a mineral vein,' he.,proceeds to mark out  the ground bymeans of two posts, on.  the first of which:��� the '' number one"  /���he writes the direction in which Jie  desires to run, ahd pacing out 1500  feet in that direction, he places his  ''' nuni ber two " post. Between those  two points a blazed line is made, in  o 'der to show other prospectors that  t le ground is already located. On  the No. 1 post, the number of feet  claimed to the right ancl left of the  blazed* line is shewn. Should blazing  be impossible, then posts must_ bo  placed at intervals between the No. 1  and No. 2 posts.  The intending purchaser having  found the two stakes in proper order  has then to satisfy himself that there  are no prior claims to the ground  " which he is inspecting. In order to  do this he must not only thoroughly  examine the location (whHrin a full  sized claim amounts to about fifty  acres) but also the surrounding country, for it is possible that stakes placed  outside his ground may take in ,a  large slice of it. Now in a thickly  wooded and broken country the difficulty of finding a stake may be compared to hunting for a ncjedle in a  bundle of hay, and consequently the  blazed line between the two posts is  of the utmost importance. Unfortunately to blaze properly a line of 1500  feet requires a few hours' work, and  on account of this nntny of the blazes  are yery indistinct, so much so that  in some cases the prospector himself  would have difficulty in following his  own line.  The importance of Well defined  blazing is therefore apparent, for nn-.  less the intending purchaser is confident'that no other claim encroaches  on his, the risk he I'uns^will, in some  cases at least, deter him from   buy-  Should the mining authorities conspicuously post notices in the mining^  districts calling attention, to the im  p.)'*tance of complying with the laws  which govern the'location of claims,  a d stating in language, intelligible  to every prospector the requirements  of such laws, they would be doing  much towards the development of  British Columbia's gold fields. y  The next sitting ofthe county court  at Rossland is being looked forward  to with great interest by the miners  and prospectors -' of the' Trail Creek  District, for several mining cases of  importance will then be heard, and in  whatever spirit the law is then interpreted large interests will necessarily  be involved, for unfortunately very  many of tne claims in the district  have been located in.such a manner  that if the strict letter of the law has  to be complied with they will be forfeited to their original < locators  and will become the property of that  very obnoxious character to'be found  in .a" mining camp, the *? jumper."  .Unfortunately no clause in the Act  at present gives any discretionary  powers to the judge before whom any  case may be tried, and consequently  it is possible thatowing to some trivial  error a valuable property, on which  much money may have been, spent,  may become,the property of any man  who, having discovered such error,  shall proceed to restate the claim.���  Ross.  -v*^*5*S*"  I        ��� i  -Mining Broker,  SANDON, B.C.  DETJtfTIST  KASLO,  B.C.  Sandon, B. C.      ,.  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago.  Office: Over Byers' Hardware store.  THEGRANT HOUSE  SEtxidLoxi  23. O.  GOOD Meals and comfortable rooms make this  _.'   Hotel a pleasant place for travelers to'stop at  ARCHIE GRANT, Prop  i ���      f  Try the  Sandon Laundry  . . FOR . .  ��� First-Class' ��� Work.  White Shirts   -   -  . -   - ' a Specialty;  %K bi Jtv  Proprietor.  OOTS and Shoes made to order V First-class  work. Imperial Calf for line shoes. French  Goods specially adapted [for Miners' and Prospcc  loi"**' irsc.   Goods warranted not to rip for one year  J. KELSE  SANDON.1  Dealer in Tobaccos,  Cigars and Fruits.  gingr Rooins iii  connection.  ST RAT HERN,  Jeweler  KASLO CITY.  B.0  '���'vv/-  '        r       \^t     ��  ��� '*;v"i  * *.  * *' i  The only practical Watchmaker in,  the Kootenay District. Orders by,  mail receive prompt attention!  ALL WORE: GUARANTEED  ',.���  i     V    ,' .   J>4  Y *v \,\s  y'v:/'  ���/"-:  14       ft  HAVE OPENED AT  B  *  With a Complete  i , *. ,i  Stock of Gents' Furnishings,  Hats, Caps, Boots & Shoes, Etc.  ine Owners shonld get Prices from  us before purchasing elsewhere Third Year.  THE LEDGE.  ' <\  Published every Thursday.  It.    T.    LOWERT,    EDITOR    AND  FINANCIER.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  ONE TEAK ��2.00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first insertion, 10 cents per. line subsequent insertions,  nonpareil measurement.  OB SALE.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications' upon live topics  always acceptable,. Write on both .sides of the  paper if you wish.' Always send something good  uo matter how crude." Get your copy in Avhile it  ia hot, and we will do the rest.  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1895.  Ill one of the hest mining Camps in   the  Kootenay.  APPLY TO,  The PACIFIC HOTEL  THREE FORKS.  SAfiDQH, B.C.  This hotel is now ready to accom ���  modate the rush to Sandon.  The bar is finished with antique  cedar bark, and presents an appearance seldom seen.  If you are hungry, thirsty or  weary roll in and you can have the  best in the house for a reasonable  monetary consideration.  New Denver.  Ore sacks are scarce in the Slocan.  Evidently- merchants are afraid to  stock up with 'that standard article.  W: A. Jowett is now the sole owner  of the Nelson Miner. We sympa:  thise with him in his great misfortune  . Sandon is making most of the talk  now. In order to hear it we intend to  to open a branch office there, andem:  ploy a correspondent who wili. never  sleep, when the sun shines.  Assay Price List  Gold, Silver, or Lead,each v..,  Gold; Silver and Lead, combined.  Gold and Silver.   Silver and Lead.  Copper (by Electrolysis)   Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead.  ffa.50  3 00  2 03  2 00  2 00  4 00  2 50  2 50  300  5 00  E & BliflCK.  w     'fr  N. D. MOORE, Pres.  R. McFERRAN, Sec'v  Gold and Copper  Silver ahd Copper   Gold; Silver and Copper  Platinum .-....".���....  Mercury    r,. 2 00  Iron or Manganese  '.-...        2 00  "Ljme, 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) -..v.- ���   2 00  4 00  4 00  Terms: gCasli With^ample.  June 20th, 1��95.      ' ' '  CONCENTRATOR, THREE FORKS, B. C.  �� -^  *  \ < -     ^ *" '-  Mining    and      Miners'    Supplies  *���* * "��� * i  tW~ Hay and Grain in Car Lots to the' Trade.  ���'�����  We, were nearly two days without  .rations this week, having* been stopped by the snow while on our way to  Slocan. In order to keep the other  passengers alive we gave up our  lunch and subsisted on snowballs and j  the cud of reflections. We suffered  some but the thought that we are  ^now classed with the heroes and  heroines is sufficient to reward us,  although it nearly ruined a restaurant in the Sunless city.  FRANK DICK,  Assayer and Analy  The mail service in Kootenay is  still delicate and in bad condition. It  is denounced on all sides, and is a  standing disgrace to the government.  This district is one of the most important in Canada, and before long will  be the most important, yet its mail  service is the slowest and most exasperating in the Dominion. At Sandon, the merchants say that letters  can be sent and replies received,  quicker from Spokane than from Nelson. Add incompetent postmasters to  the other troubles and we have a postal system that would iritate the  blandest of individuals. Let us pray  for a change. Perhaps that will  make a difference.  -A-  THREE FORKS..  ; SILVERTON  HETJ3STTEI^ & l^Eo^lHsTKrOlSr-  : O :  AND-  507, 509, 511 & 513 HASTINGS St.,  VANCOUVER.  DEALERS IN: A  Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums, ^Window Shades  Beddhig Supplies, etc.; e^c.  end for our Illustrated Catalogue.  Entertainment  Under the auspices of the  Union  Sunday School  Will be held in Church  NEW DENVER  Mon. Eve pec. 239  Dealers in: >  Groceries,  Provisions,   Dry   Goods,  and flining Supplies.  ���ufin ���li���iii*i J  f  THREE; FORKS,  .S  ALL ARE WELCOME,  v  Admission, 25c.     -     Children Free.  ?  BATHS MLKEM>Y^M OPERATION.  THE LEDGE OFFICE. 0.*:t;:.'  ",.:.    '  rw\  Third Year  THE   LEDGE.  HOSPITAL ITJ-31S.  A. J, Gaebel is improving rapidly,  and will be able to leave hospital next  week.  Peter Kindell is now taking a daily  constitutional to regain his strength  before returning to the Star.  Kobfc. Cooper has entirely recovered from his attack of erysipelas, and  left this week foi�� the Forks.  Jas. Forsland from the Slocan Star,  who ' had his linger badly crushed  will be able to resume work in' a few  days,  Frank Griffith, returned yesterday  to the Enterprise mine, .where he expects to make good use of his  now thoroughly recovered hand:  1 Win. Bennett has improved perceptibly, in the last couple of days, and.  although not out of danger as yet, the  doctor has good hopes of his pulling  through. ' '*  Archie Cooper, suffering, from par:  alysis, is showing signs of improvement .every day.    The nature-of his  e       * L  trouble renders the prognosis rather  obscure, but ��� a . rapid recovery may  shortly develope.     ..,      .  , ���  *WRct<  Ut  ���IN  tr*v  Q9  <&  ���i..S.���L_/_L_ft  SANDO  GHRISTMUS M1SHT.  The Sandon Glee Club will make  their first appearance.  G. M. Spencer will be heard in his  Banjo specialties.  The Graphophone will give selections, as played by the celebrated  musicians ofthe world.., This instrument is a wonder.  DON'T MISS THIS TREAT.  ADMISSION       -       -       -       $1:00   *   AQ! n % \'l no AM U\>  1 Mm 4 Slocan By. Co.  , NQTiCE.  A PLAN. profile and book of refez-enee of the  branch Ihie of the Nakusp & Slocan Railway  irom Three Forks to Sandon, a distance (if about  four miles is now on deposit in the Land Registry  Office, Victoria.  A. J. WEAVER BRIDGMAN,  " Secretary.  VICTORIA, B.C.,  27tli November. 1805.  (FORM -F.)  Notice of Application for  Certificate of Improvement  BRANDON AND ADAMS MINERAL CLAIMS  H    T.   TWIGG, MRS. J. H.  '     NEW DENVER, B. C.  Provincial   Land Surveyor.  MINERAL Claims, Mine?, ".Timber Limits, etc.,  surveyed.  M. W. BRUNER, M. D.,  Physician" and Surgeon.  Three Forks,  JLL Line of Dri  IX.   dies kept on hand  B.C.  A   FULL Line of Drugs and Prescription Reme-  Slocan.-Mining   Division, West Kootenay  Disxiticr.   Located on Mount Adams.  ���TAKE NOTICE that I. Herbert T. Twipjjr, as  1 agent for Michael Patrick Adams and William  Henry Brandon, free miner's certificates No. 52184  and No. 57(381, intend, sixty .days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Gold Commissioner for certificates of improvements, for the-purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of each of the above claims.  And further take notice that adverse claims  must be sent to the G<-id .Commissioner and  action commenced before issuance of such certiiicate of improvements..  Dated 23rd of October, 1895.    -  ' Notice of.Application*for  Certificate ^Mprdyemeiit  BARRISTER  OOLICITOR and Notary Public.  New Denver, B. 0,  -^���^^  ,i.  ���" SLATER "- MINERAL CLAIM.  Slogan Division j West*; Kootenay Distjuct,  Located on Mount Adams, JBetween  "    CllAMULET AND BUITOMAKTE.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T. Twigg, as  T  agent- for Walter Chauiblet Adams, free  .minor's certiiicate No. 56074, intend, sixty d.;y?  from the date hereof, to api.13" to the Gold Commissioner for a certiiicate of improvement-, for  the pur-o-e of obtaining, a Crown grant of the  above claim.  And further take notice that adverse claims must  be sent fco the Gold Commissioner and action commenced before the issuance of such certiiicate of  improvements.  Dated this 7th day of November, 1SD5.    ,  Notice of Application for  THREE, FORKS,  CONTAINS 20 ROOMS   -  ���:AND HAS:���  EVERY ACCOMODATION  ���:FOR THE:���  ' .      *>  ������TRAVELING PUBLIC.   Rates, $1 50 to $2 a Day.  8 ipTfrr-.i net 1  Uisl  lliiiW  1 Iiieiiite.  TWIN LAKES " MINERAL CLAIM.  TIME CARD No. 1.  K EFFECT WED. m. 20,  tt9a  Subject to .change without notice.  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Leave 8 00 A.M.   Kaslo Arrive, 3 50 P.M,  .���'"'���8 33    kV    South Fork    , "y    3 15 y'V  "   9-3:5     "       S roulc's ���:".      2 15   '";  '^   9 51     w      ���Whitewater..   "' ���    2 00"  '" 10 u:r ������>���: :-��� Lev-lake Y     "������"."  l 4SY"  Slocan Division, West Koojrnax Dittrict,  Located in the Twin Lakes Basin.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T. Twigg,  I agent for The Alamo Mining Co., Ltd'.,  miner's certiiicate No. 005S,o, intend, sixty day?  irom the date hereof, to 'apply to the Gold Commissioner for a certiiicate of improvement*--, for  the .'Urpof-o of obtaining a Crown Grant of the  above claim.  A nd further take notice that adverse claims must  lie s-'ut the Gold Com mission or and action coin-  cenced before tnc issuance of such certiiicate of  improvement?.  Dated this llth dav of NoA'cmhor, ISO:')   #   Notice of Application for  iOiiile oflipoiiitE,  GREAT EASTERN MINERAL CLAIM.  New Denver. JB. C.  HAS in stock "Millinery, Hosiery, Ladies" Under  wear. Dress Goods, etc,  A large quantity of House'Lining at very low  prices.  Gall and inspect the Stock. .  Assoc. R. S. M., London, Eng.    ���  3STES"W- 3D_3]Sr',VrEIR, B.O.  Assayer and  Mineralogist.  __rPi-omT)t"return on all samples.  . .DOCTOR  J; E BROUSE,  PHYSICIAN  '  ='AND =  SURQEON  rp,f  '   V -\i  EW DENVER, B.C.  AUCTIONEER  and  AGENT.  KASLO  B. C  ���i  ni  ���iliii  i"  Will be.open in a few days,  JGfirl BUCKLEY,  PR0PRIS  .T  Slogan Division, West Kootenay District,  Locatb^d up; West Fork oi*1 Sandon Creek.  in Ivanhoe Basin.  T?r^. ,.ofQo nnr! -fvifrw'-n o ihinn ��� ���armlv n *-T*:certificate'of iniprnyeihents; for .the purpose of  11 Ol' rates ajlO llltOliTiar.lOn appi> au | obtrlnin^ a Crown Grant of the ab6ve claim.  Coriipaiiy S OillCeS. |    And further take notice, that adverse claims must  i    i lie sent to the Gold ���Commissioner and action com  EOBT. .IRVING,     W. H. MoGrRAW,. "  "'       Tralric Mei\  Supt.  menced before'the issuance of such certificate of  improvements.  Dr ted this 5th dav of December. 1895.  IPSliYY  ameroR  @f ���-Winnipeg.  Have.located a brancli at-^��  CS'.p  C  And are prepared  to suit the most fastidious in the matter  ;        OF CLOTHING.  T^v thep Third- Tear  THE LEDGE.  CUHUR D' ALENE NUGGETS  Pras_>e<:te<l    for the Benefit of Former  Residents of that Camp.  MULLAN.  A Emil Carlson has opened a saloon  in H. J.* Rice's old place.  *  The Carleton Adams Concert coni-  , pany gave an entertainment, here last  -  ,   *week.-'    *".-���:- .  .'' ��� *' "��  The,Morning has now everything"  -v^       about'ready'to startup, and" hopes to-  ������  ' ,'    commence early next week. The You  Like tramway is completed.  The Hunter mine started* up full  ; '   y   ��� blast on Wednesday, the flume hav-  ] ing been repaired and there being*  1 *- '    plenty o& water for   power.   Their  ' .'"success depends largely on the weath  *    ,    'er:    , )  ' . ; ,     '   *   WARDNER. "  I i -' .  ' . Last.Saturday morning; W. B;  Newcome, accidentally * shot" himself  in the hand with a revolver,  Messrs. Cook and Carrier returned  : on Tuesday from Elk City,  where  ,V,      'they, have been the past six months  ���o . /"developing' some . .-valuable  mining  interests.    " ���     "  * i j.        *  >\ '* Jolm Hdrrman "is"h ere from Dead  ;-'   ' fc wood, South Dakota, for a week or so  :"''     ' looking;' after hisjnterests Jit the Junc-  '\' tio'n and! hobnobbing -with/his humeri  v ous friends." He is very-much pleased  ' with the present outlook of Wardner  , and Vicinity. :.      '": \'\ "���"-_ .\  In the course of the. week the new  variety theater has made rapid  , ��� strides. The building, is up, the roof  on and the carpenters are now at  work on the inside. The lot was purchased on Nov. 14 and- work com -  menced on the 18th. Dec. 9 is tlie  date set for the opening.  A" professional   man   at Wardner  made complaint this week that the  present employes of /the mines don't  spend money freely; that they are  1 owing so much -to .tlie Palouse coun-  ' try, where so many are alleged to  have come from, that it takes all they  make to pay their debts on the outside. If this be true, it is certainly a  worthy testimonial to their honesty.  Those must be a good class of citizens  to fill up a country with. There are  many here who might well follow  their example.  John McNall, of Wallace, and Miss  Anna Long, of Walla Wall, were married on Sunday by Justice John Finn.  Peter Larsen came up from Spokane Wednesday evening and went  on to the Morning mine the following  day.  ��� The Standard mill started up again  on Monday morning,' after being  closed down a few days on account of  cold weather.  Rev. J. W. Craig has purchased R.  L. .Duncan's cows and will move them  down to Wardner, where he is now  running a dairy.  W. Pellew Haney, F,��s.  I ,  VANCOUVER, B. C ,  Mining Engineer, Analytical Chemist, arid -Assayer;"    ";  ' Assay Office and MctallurgicalWorks. ���-;���>���������   ���  S.S. ;��ApEEM;��-  R. S. WILSON,  Of*  -THE  SLOCAN TAILOR  Sixth street; STew Denver.  ,�� , < j  .  Nakusp & Siocai Railway  TIME-CARD  3SIo.  S3  IN EFFECT NOV. 1ST, 1895  Sjota Falls k Nortliern  RAILWAY.  Nelson & Fort Sheppard  . RAILWAY.  ALL-    BAIL    ROUTE     TO    SPOKANE  4  NAKUSP  TRAIN LEAVES,.   -  "THREE FORKS  ,7 o.'cloek Mondays at 17:30 o'clock-  "'"Tuesdays at  j Thursdays at  Fridays at  it  .l1  Tuesdays, at  Wednesdays at  Fridays at    '  Satitrday.s <at, ,.��� .*���'  ..'-Close'conneetiohmade with the Columbia river  boatsforall points north anxlsouth.  ' This schedule is, subject, to change at any time  without notice. ,.,.      '  ��� j .*���������- * v     I-        ,      ��  Foi* further information- apply to  ���"..''   -'. '"'J. S.LAWRENCE.  Mrs.  WALLACE.  Jane Olmstead  died at the  Providence hospital Friday.  Wm. Trentosky took a trip to Spokane in the early part of the week.  Alderman Pat Custick has again  taken charge of his restaurant on  Cedar street.  C. W. Tedder and wife returned on  Saturday from their trip to Butte,  Moa. ..'  The Popular; cafe -has been ���".-closed  since George'Pugh took hold of the  Carter house.      y " -';. '  John Wise opened the Creamery  restaurant next; door* *;to^XJtley's halL  recently.  E. D. CarteryY^vvaSj an the city a  couple', of days this week. He is  making his headquarters in Spokane.  A L. Scofieid left for Soutlieni California on Thursday, where he will  remain a month or six weeks,   v  Mr. and Mrs. F. X Heller and their  little girls returned on Wednesday  from their visit to Portland.  Fridays, at 8am  Leaves, Nelspn. for Pilot; .Bay;, .Arnsworth and  Kaslo on Mondays,. Wednesdays-Thursdays and  Saturdays, at 3 n nv, Tuesdays and Fridays at <; pur  Close jconnection. is thus made,.J)jctween, Jake  points and all incoming- -and outgoing trains of the  C PR at Nelson. YCW - --: ������ ���-;-:-- ---v ���*.-  * The steamer is newly .equipped in every, particular, is lit throughout'-by electricity", and-coin tains a  bathroom and, all modern vconYen3ctices"l*oi', the  comfort of pa,ssengeivj.    ,.*..*..,-.'���..��,'  Thelxbove'scheduleis'���"oe-,-L"  jeet to change.  J \S. "WAUGH,.-   .  . ' Purser.  in -effect-May 16,-1895;sub-  - t " v. ���   I- +     '  GEO. F..H^YWARD, '  -   '���   Master  TRML  STAGE: LINE'. ���* ,  EETS all C..& K.   Steamers'at  , i ��� r  Trail for .Ilossland:r;. r  Baggage handled -cheaply and -safe-'  ly."   Domihioh Express route. ���  '  ; '    E^ JOHNSON,-'   -   "        '���/    .     * . /"Proprietor  ���Nakusp, B. C.  Trainniastei  The only through route from Nelson, Kaslo.  Kootenay Lake and all-Slocan -���  Points. ,   ,   ���  1 t- J*J ) L v.*  1 f I I  I ' f t  Daily   (Except   Sunday)    Between  Spokane and Northport.  Tri-Weekly Between Northport and.  Nelson. ,     .   j  Leave 8:43 a.m.       NELSON. .    Arrive *i:25 p.m  >[,3tea_it Navi Co. ,:'Ltd,   ,  InEff^ct on Monday,Nov. 11,1895.  i.- r-.i  RBVEESTO^F.  UOUTJE-SlR. TiAWLUSP.  Lcavbs Wigwam for-Nakusp a.id R6bson," Moii--  "���   ilayw aiid Thursdays aU7-p.ni. -. v-     ,  , v    , ���  Leaves'*Robson .for Nakusp. Wigwam and Can--  "adian Paciiic Railway points (east and west)'  ;Od,Tuesdays and Fridays at G p.m.'      :   '   ' ���'-<'  Connection is made at Robson with C. & K. R'y  for Nelson.and with Steamer Lyttori fov Trail  Cre^kand Northport.  '  Mondays, Wednesdays. Fridays, trains Avill rim -  through to Spokane,arrivmg" same day. Returning- -  passengers will leave Spokane at 7 aSn.'Tuesdays,  Thursdays,SaturdayR,arrhing at Nelson at,5:25- ]y.  m., same day,-making close connection -with the  steamer Nelsoir for "Kaslo and all Kootenay lake  points    ���   i -    ���    "   ".    .        -'     -  '"^   , < V* T   * /  - ��� ,  i - i  .  " y      ; i *��� *'' " ~i?j f-  Passengei'S -for- .Kettle  RiVer  and  Bouj'id:^ry*  Creek connect at Marcus wrtV'stage'bri Mondays-  and Wednesdays, Thursday^*, aiul Fridai^/ �� .,. 4;  Pac>sengers for Trail Creek mines "Connec^- n^^ t  Northport wi th stake daily.'"     '-:*'-'   *���  TRAIL CREJSK-ROBSON KOUTE-  '   IiYTTON.  -STli  RAILWAY.  1 ,       A  / ���  The Fast Scenic Route  j ��� ������TO   SEATTLE, "VICTORIA,  . VANCOUVER,. & PUGET  SOUND AND all PACIFIC  COAST     POINTS,    ST.  PAUL,   CHICAGO AND POINTS  '-������������":%; r ���'. ';������." BEYOND::/// V'?;:'":::::-'  Modern Equipment; Rock-ballast  Road-bed  V ��� Y-   Y     .V V    ,,.' ���'���'���'��� \~r\-,' :.!!- ���->,'. ~.i :  ���. Attractiyc tours via Duluth and the  G-reat * Lakes in .connectipii\vith exclusively passenger boats of Northern*  S,.S.,Co."    ���.*,.  ; Direct .-connectiop.yia Nelson & Fort  Sheppard railway at Spokane; and  'via C. & K.S:N.Co. at Bpnners Ferry.  .'.. .For maps, tickets, and complete information call ou Agents"C;"& S. Nav.  Co.'*; N. .&. F. S. Raihvexy, or C. O.  Dixon.. Gen. Agent, Spokane, Washv  F. IvWhitney, G.P. & T. A.r St Paul,  Minn.;,:..  F. T.  Abbott, Travelling. Freight  andPassenger Agent, Spokane, Wash| 1  Leaves Trail Creek for Rob'on on Tuesdays and  Fridays at 10 a.m.  Leaves Rob3on for Trail Creek on Tuesdays and  ���   " Fridays af4 p.m. ���      -    - ,  Connects at Robson with Steamer *- Nakusp" for  Nakusp and Revelstoke, and with C. & K. R'y for  Nelson and Kootenay Lake points.  " i .    Northport-trail creek route���  ��� ; str. lytton. ���   "  Leaves Trail Creek for Northport" on' Mondays,  ' ��� Wednesdays,  Thursdays and Saturdays*.*  at  6 p.m..    .  v '  Leaves Northport for Trail Creek on Mondays,  Wednesdays, Thursdays and   Saturdays  at  -'  1 p m.  Connects at Northport with S. F. & N. R'y for  Spokane.    . *  KASLO ROUTE-STR. NELSON.  Leaves Nelson for Kaslo, on Tuesdays, at 5:10 p m;  Wednesdays, at 2:30 p m; Thursdays, at 5:30 n  m; Fridays, at .0:80 p in; Saturdays, at 5:30  .- p m. Connecting on Tuesdays, Thursdays,  and Saturdays with N & F S Railway at Fivc-  '   Mile Point for Kaslo and L*ike Points.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson on Mondays, at .'5 a nr,  '.'���   Wednesdav's, .at 3 a m: -TlTursda-ys, at 8 a nl;  '.    Fridays, at S a m; Saturdays, at�� a.m.   Ooii-  ���    nectiug" on Mondavs.  Wednesdays," and Fridays with' N & F S Railway for Spokane.  -Connects at Nelson, with Columbia & Kpotenay.  Railway for. points /north andsouth.  BONNER'S FERRY   ROUTEM3TEAMER  '������'������'���"'���'������; ������"������'     ' "NELSON.' ���-": " .:' " '������-"��� .������:'"���.���:���  -."��� '*���"��������� *,A .' ,-v-Y ���':���'���'���. .<���������   ���'���<���'���"-���,.   '���������������'...     ./>���     Y    "Y-.'.-. Y.;  Laaves Kaslo for Bonner?sFerry at 3 a m on Mon-  \  .'days. '.'-..V-'YV; ,.'.*->, ..'.��� .������.���'. Sr."-":'   '.'  Leaves Nelson for Bonner's .Ferry Vtt' 8 u m on  ���:   Mbndaj'S .-.���''"���%������: ���'���y.;;:''.V ���'v'-:v Yr--.-���*'"'"��� "���  Leaves Bonner's Ferry at 2 a m oh Tuesdays fox-  Pilot Bay, Nelson, Ainsworth and.Kaslo.  : Connects at  BOhher's Ferry  with the  Great  Northern Railway forpoints east and west.;/..,,:,..  ;: The company'reserves the right to change-this  schedule ac any time without notice.  For full information as to tickets, rates, etc!,, apply at the Company's offices, Nelson,' B.C       ::  T. A.LLAN, Secy,  Nelson, B.  ;j.2\v: TROUP,  ���"���'**IU?ILIV"A     ff*  Manager  aiMWuaaatHai  11  The <Quickeat  Cheapest: "Route  or  West.  Steamer leaves Nakusp every Thurs-  , day and Sunday morning, making close connection at Revelstoke  '���'..Svitli-trains for all points East -or'  ���Y   7 ':-: -.,-  ���::,'        '������   j \ ������������:���'   :  ���       :'.'    ���    ':      :"\'r'y  <*'<;  .VY-YWest'v. v?   .���:..:���. 'y^Y,/.vY-'7:-Y-VY-.V'->;  Before you travel get^information^^ from  -     C.-P: R.; Agents';;as: to time" a-nd  rates.;  It will save you money  Apply to nekrest Kail way Agen  ���!���':.��� xyrtof      ',...,. . ���-.-      '. ,'W .-.;;'.   iy^'.y,  District Passenger Agent,  Vancouver  -~p-'.,  ���* "infltr**-'**' ���*n Third Year.  THE LEDGE.  ODD TALKS WITH OLD TIMERS.  By Car moo in flie?Province.  There can he no doubt* but that  Williams' Creek has yielded more  gold than any other discovery in  British Columbia, and although one  ofthe first rich properties located in  Cariboo, it to-day holds its own as the  boss creek of the country. I have  handled some of the -first'gold taken  out of it, and have seen some extraordinary, piles of the yellow . metal  lying around the tents in pans, and  hidden a few inches underground for  safe-keeping. Many a time have I  havl my pillow propped up with a  bag of gold. It was not very comfort-  table at times, but to day I would  willingly suffer any such trifling discomfort, for I have learned to reveiv  ence a golden prop. ' When a fellow  p. sleeps on gold in a mining camp it  doos not make him dream the'happier ; in fact it has quite the opposite  effect. The buzzing of the innocent  little mosquito is apt to sound like the  desperados voice demanding "your  money or your life," and. when the  insect inserts its diminutive trunk  into his flesh it feels like the point cf  a dagger to ihe man with the gold  under his head. I have been there  and I know all he sensations. When  I teil you that I have seen as much  as |7,500 taken out of Steele's claim  in* one day, you can imagine 'what a  high head he'd have cat the end of a  week's work. The,elaim was,eighty  feet by twentv-five, audit yielded  upwards of $100,000. In Cunningham's claim the output, averaged  if2,OCX) a day for a whole season,  while Adams and his two partners  pocketted *$*!0,0C0 each. And these  claims were above the canon in shallow ground. In the deep ground  below the canon in Diller's claim  $38, (X0 was ta ken out in a single da y,  while the others ranged all the way  from 80 to 410 ounces. Those were  the daj7s that money was made hand  over fist, but it took a stout henrt and  an iron constitution to stand the work.  In our last we spoke of the opening  of banks at Barkerville and the organization ofthe gold escort. These,  of course, made business somewhat  safer, but still, there was always a  sense of fear pervading the camps  and our only source of amusement  used to be cards, and started as a  friendly game it soon became popular  to play for a pinch of gold; but by  degrees the gambling spirit took  possessionof us and.our stakes ran  up to fortunes Then came the professional gambler, introducing all  sorts of dishonesty, and ever willing  to submit disputes to the arbitration  of the gun. There were quite a number of these gentry roving round. I  remember on one occasion camping  outside the little settlement of William's Lake. Bob Ridley and his  famous dog DashaAvay, Jack Edwards  and old Sam. Militage were of our  par|y. It was just after supper when  we heard the, discharge of fire-arms.  We at once suspected that there was  some crooked workgoing:on and determined to be on the alert. Dash  a way also became uneasy; we could  not keep him from growling. At  last the brute sprang up appearing to  scent danger; we heard a footstep  approach, and m response to our  challenge the stranger approached!  and in his mildest tone said:  "Friends, may I camp with you to  night." We proceeded to question  him and he admitted that he had  been in some little trouble over at the  lake.  " You've been in r the shooting  scrape," suggested Bob Ridley, who  recognized the visitor as. the notorious Chris Lilly, the gambler. Bob  knew the fellow in California ; there  could be no mistake as to his identity  for he carried with him the sears and  injuries of many a gambling scrape  ���in fact the man could scarcely  waddle about, for his spine had been  injured by a buellet years before  this, and from the effects of the shot  he never recovered. Knowing, him  so well Bob would not allow him in  our camp, and ordered him away,  using a few forcible adjectives in so  [doing. Chris cleared out and managed to evade his pursuers for a few  days. Owing to his injuries he could  not mount a horse, so that his capture  was assured. He wasr soon afterwards tried before the late Sir Mat-,  thew Begbie, sLnd the judge in  charging the jury used these significant words : " Gentlemen, if you do  your duty this man will hang." But  the jury did not do their duty, accord irisr to the view of the ca��e taken  by the judge, and Chris did not hang.  The wrong man had been shot, and  the jury seemed to think that it was  not, consequently, a case of murder.  The.prisoner was sentenced to imprisonment for life, but was handed over  to the American Government. ' What  happened to him afterwards I do not  know, but he left this country without  anyone to regretjiis departure,   v^  On. another occasion Dashaway  (and a history of Cariboo. will be incomplete if this dog be omitted) distinguished himself as the foe of  unwelcome intruduced. We ; had  camped one evening near Cottonwood. In addition to our train Judge  Begbie's twelve animals and his two  dogs were on the ground. The  camels made their appearance and  the dogs became as interested as were  their masters. Dashaway was in  charge of a number of pack saddles,  and was faithful to his duty until one  of the "ships of the desert" ventured  to interfere with the sweat cloths.'  With a bound Dashaway seized the  big animal by the nose and away  sped the camel roaring. The other  camels took up the cry, and for some  minutes the mountains echoed with  the unearthly roars of the stampeding humpbacks. I never saw such a  commotion in camp, and were it  not that Dashaway was recalled that  day would have decided the fate of  the camels in Cariboo. When horses  s.ampede in a wild and precipituous  country it is bad enough��� but camels!  Good Lord deliver us.  There was one good feature about  mining in Cariboo that when we  struck gold we knew what we had.  When a lot of miners get together  telling their experiences there is  generally some entertaining stuff  hashed up. Sitting round the camp  fire one night, Bob Ridley told us a  tale of his first experience in mining,  which is worth narrating, although  the scene is laid in California, and  an ted ates by several years the founding of the city of San:Francisco. Bob,  as we all know, was a sailor originally, before he began to pilot pack  trains over unknown country. This  is the story as he told it:  ��� ���������������  ii  Long before Cariboo was ever  heard ofV and what is now San Fran-;  cisco was a trading }x>st visited  chiefly by whalers, I had a little  vessel, the Victoria, and used to trade  between Mexico and California.. On  one of our trips up from Mexico we  ran short of water and put into the  bay  of Magdalina intending to go  ashore on the island and get a supply.  When we got in we were surprised  to see the whaler Hibernia at anchor  in the bay. We boarded her and  found the only hands to be the doctor,  the cooper, and the cook. I asked the  doctor, if he couldklet us have a couple  of kegs of water, but he said he could  not as they were short themselves:  I then asked to see the eaptain but  was told that he was out with the  crew, thirty-two hands in all, whaling. Of course we knew that this  was false, for the season does not  commence until after Christmas,  when.the calves are some size. ,We  went ashore���the mate and myself���  to look for water. We smack some  but it was brackish, so we pressed on  towards a big ravine hoping to get  something,better. We had hot gone  very far when we hea^d the sound of  hammering, and looking down saw  the captain and crew of, the whaler  at work below. They were surpr Sid  to see us and wanted to know what  we were doing there. We wanted  ; to know the same from them, and  none oi us spoke very civilly. There  was��a mystery about the fellows that  made us suspicious. At last I told the  captain who I was, what I was doing  on the island and where I was bound  for. He asked if I had any powder  and when I told him that.I had a few  flasks he brought me aside and showing me some tons of gold said that if  1 would give him the powder myself  and my mate might get in with tliem  and work. We agreed to this. We  worked during the day at the mine,  and*in the mght the gold was taken  aboard and stowed away in,the casks  made by the cooper and put down in  the hold. We worked there until  the powder was exhausted and then  I got a couple of tons of the gold arid  the others had twenty-five or thirty  tons between them. We all, thought  we had our fortunes made, and the  captain asked me where we could go  to have a good time.'      *  "I told him we would have a  couple of hundred miles to travel;  the nearest town of any size was La  Plaz, and for La Plaz we started, the  captain, the doctor and myself. .We  traveled about twelve miles before  we struck a ranch, with our. pockets  filled with, gold and a sack too. Here  we got horses and travelled on to the  next ranch, and so on changing  horses wherever we could . and  promising to pay liberally for them  on our return journey. Well, when  we got to our journey's end I went to  see. an old friend who knew something of minerals as he,had mined a  good deal himself. He was an old  Spaniard named Ruffo. The doctor  and the captain came with me, but I  had to act..as-interpreter as neither of  them could speak Spanish. When we  showed our gold to old Ruffo he examined it and began to laugh.  ���"'What--vis the old devil  laughing  at?" says the captain. Ruffo laughed again and told us that the stuff  was not worth anything. ' * Tell hirii  he's a d��� liar," roared the doctor.  It was well for us the Spaniard did  not know what they were saying.  We hadn't the good time we were  laying out for ourselves. I had to  borrow if 100 from the old man to get  us back. When we returned to the  Hibernia and told the men that the  gold was sulphide of iron and that it  was no good, they were going to  murder us thinking that we were deceiving them. To prove, that thevt  stuff was worthless the captain ordered all the casks brought from the  hold and the gold thrown overboard., -  This satisfied the men that it was ho ^  good, and spoilt me for a miner."   , v  FRED J. SftUIEE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor-  Full Line of Suitings and  Trouserings always on hand  - ���"     * <��� .  HOT SPRINGS HOTEL  * * *��� t i -*  ARROW LAKEv  IS now open for the accommodation of guests  Bates, SI.50 to .$2.50 per day. Baths  25 cents -each, or 5 for $1.   For further  particulars write to theproprietor*''.  DAWSON, CRADDOCK & Co  This hotel,situated on the 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.  J. T. NAULT,  Proprietor.  Wholesale Prodti.ce Merchants, >,  IS! WATER STREET, r   > -        VANCOUVER, B. C  tf  : o :  Vc '  .. '-.V,-.  '',,, ".< <  E handle Dried Fruits,  Fresh   Fruits, Butter, Eggs,  Cheese, Bacon, Hams, Lard and Canned Goods.  And Sell to the Trade Only. r *  <&  VI Third Year.  THE LEDGE.  MINING RECORDS,  ���Y *  Recorded at New Denver, the Assessments.  Transfers and Locations:  ' ASSESSMENTS.  Wild Goose Xo 2���Doc 3. by M Me Andrews.  La Planto-Decl, B \Vliit3.  ���Early Bird���DecX J E Skuuicr.  TKANSKEUS.  F Provost to J R Cameron�������� in Franklin Xo 2,  Xov 14.   Recorded Nov 2b \ amount, $250.   *'���  F Provost to.M Regan���J- in Franklin Xo 2, Xov  11.   Recorded Xov 25; amoiint, $250.  F Cox to Minnesota Silver Co, Ld���All in Iran-  hoe and Elgin,. Xov li. Recorded Xov 23;  amount, $1.  AD Wilson to W J McMillan���** in Alturas,  Xov7.   Recorded Xov 23', amount, ��1.  EC-Pease to C Freeman���_ iu Legal Tender  Nov 25;   Recorded Xov 28; amount, $1.  F Sexton to G OFdss, J A McDjneli and L  Crissman���All in Little Queen, Xov 29. Recorded  Xov 30; amount, *l. * '  f R Gates to, J T Foley���A-1^in Butte, Aug 12.  Recorded Dec 4; amount, si.       ' '  J T Foley to J R Cameron���;]- in Butte, Xov 25. -  Recorded Dec, 4; amount,$500. "  1A Bocier to R E Lemon���i in Tip Top Xo 3, Xov  f>. ..Recorded Dec 4; amount, "6*1.  Bruce White to Byron X. Wliite Co.���All iu La  Planto, Xov 28.   Recorded Dec 4; amount, $200.  B White to Byron X White'Co���AU,in Wiudsor,"  Xov 23.   Recorded Dec 4; amount ��100.  *- A S Beebe to J Ii Retallack��� \ in Washington  Fraction, Xov 23.   Recorded Dec 4; amount, $250.  M Landrigan to J H O'Leary���\ in St Keverne  smd O B H and 1-6 in Exeter and Keystone, Xov  28    Recoi'dedDec 4; amount, $1. .  '   M Landrigan to J A Whittier���J in Lillian, Dec,  '3.   Recorded Dec 7; amount. *^100.  J    J H Morah to Wm Glynn-rQueen Bess,- Sept 22,  1893.   Recorded Xov 23.  JII Currie to J L Dmmheller���All in Currie '*  Xov//.   Recorded Dec 4; amount $1.  - X D Moore to Slocan Milliug Co���Ail in Group 1,  Mill Site, Dec 3.   Recorded Dee 7; amount $20,0C0-  arfln  aH^T*'T'Ti'*  When in "Vancouver stop at  the   xTT'tl ��� Ik"-?"  Manor Hoase f      Wiieil     111    NeW     DQHSTeT  A club has been organized in Sandon, known as the Sandon EntertaiiT  mentClub. They intend giving a  concert shortly.  <  F. Pyman, Newr Denver's watchmaker and jeweller makes, cleaning  and repairing watches .a specialty  He visits Three Forks every Friday  to accommodate ^customers in that  town.  W. H. Kent, of Vancouver, manager of the Westminster & Burrard  Inlet Telephone Co., is spending a  few* days in New Denver. He is  putting in new switch boards and  fixing up theoftices in general along,  the line.     * "    :  Yon will fliid everything up to date.  If you have time try one of their Sunday  Chicken Dinners.  JOHN W. GRAM1 Co,  WHOLESALE  Books, Paper, Stationery y and  Office Supplies.  ' ��� *  Wall    Paper   a    Specialty  Headquarters for Miners and Mining' Men.  0  JACOBSON  &  CO.  Great Eastern Block.  SPOKANE, WASH.  LEDGE OROPPINGS  Letter press for sale apply at this  .office,    f  -Tom Tobiu is sacking ore at the  Ivanhoe.  John Levi of Sandon, was in town  Tuesday.  Lee Coombs, of Nelaoi, was in town  this week.  r  ���A. C. Behne and James Gilhooly  will work the Corinth this winter.  Stop at the Hotel Windsor, Ross-  and.    Mrs. T. B. Lewis, proprietory  A savings bank department will be  established in the New Denver post  office on Dec 26.  The C.P.R. will open their Sandon  office next Monday. Passenger trains  are already running to that point.  Herbert F. Holden, son of Captain  Holden.our post master, left for Victoria on Tuesday, where he expects  to remain.  Mr. Haycock, an American mining  expert and capitalist, was down to  the Currie mine on Monday to have a  look at it, and expressed himself as  much pleased with the property. On  Tuesday*' accompanied by WL Thom-  linsoh. iie'iwent to Slocan City,; and  intends to see some of the mines in  tha,t direction if they can possibly get  to them, the deep snow will be a considerable draw back for them to get to  most of the more important claims on  Springer and other creeks. Mr Haycock has been through the greater  part of the'Kootenay-: lately.-  JUST  RECEIVED  ���*���(*'  A CHOICE STOCK OF DRY GOODS,  ^  MILLINERY      ,  Ladies and Gentlemen's  -   Wearing Apparel,  All goods sold at Eastern Prices.  Come in and see the Goods.  jR,  Is the Metropolis. of the  Slocan District, and  I  EW DENVER.  Hidden Mines  -   AND  HOW TO   FIND   THEM,  BY  w. rms. NEW#AH.  This book sells on sight. Just  what every mining man needs as it  describes every Ore, Mineral and  Metal of commercial value, (including  Gems and Precious Stones) stud tells  in plain language how, to; test them.  Agents wanted iii all British Columbia districts. Live men can make  moiiey selling this bo6k.  Send your address or Order.  Price, cloth, $1:50, Leather, '��2:00.  THEM. ROGERS PUB. CO.,  ���54 YONGE ST., TORONTO.  Realty Must Increase in Value  For  CHOICE BUSINESS AND RESIDENCE LOTS  Investors wi]l consult their own,  Interests by consulting  ANGUS McGILLIVERY.  New Denver, B. C.  Only firet-class house in the City. The rooms are lit  with sunlight and petroleum. Game is served! with nearly  every meal, and the beds are conducive to the repose of  mind and body * The bar is supplied with the regvilation.  beverages of all mining camps. ^  Prospectors, Millionaires and Tourists always welcome.


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