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 \J-  ^l!!l!!!!!!l!l!!!l!!!|[|lf^  In Time the Slocan Coun= If  try-Will be the Great :jg  Silver Camp on Mother _=  Earth. gf  ���^iillllllillillllllillllllllllllil!liliill!llllilli#  Vol. TI. No. 19.  NEW DEN VER, B. C, FEBRUARY 7,  1895.  ^\\ll!!!f!!!l!!!l!!H!!!lflU���  ft Job Printing at This Office  = - at Prices In Harmony  =�� Wi.h    the   rieanch^iy  = Condition of Stiver.   .  illiJiillililiililiililililllliilillllllJIilliil^'  Price Ten Cents.  QKE SHIPMENTS.  Record of the Minora! Being Handled  Over the N. & S. Railway.  The steady stream of ore has kept  up over the Nakusp & Slocan Railway  during the month, about 1,000 tons in  round numbers having been forwarded. This has all gone to the Omaha  smelter. Two fresh producers have  entered the list this week, being the  Kalispell and Moille Hughes, and  both ot these are directly tributary to  this town. One drawback is felt by  shippers in that the railway is not in  a position to furnish all the cars required. Now .'-that the concentrator  has started, the demand will be still  greater. No difficulty is experienced  in handling the ore on Arrow lake,  as the Arrow, Marion and Genelle's  tug are able to attend to the Kootenai's business. Several hundred tons  have gone out of the Slocan by way  Kaslo, principally to the smelter at  Great Falls.    From  Trail creek the  ��� usual heavy shipments are made  each week. Amsworth, will be a  heavy exporter before long, as a  number of important properties are  , preparing to get out ore. The Black  Diamond has made a few. small slrip-  ' ments from there to Great Falls. .. *-..  y From the initial shipment on Sept.  13, 189*4, tiil Jan, 1, 18115; the Slocan  niines sent out over the Nakusp &  Slocan Railway:���  Alpha mine ;  Mountain Chief  Slocan Star  Fisher Maiden  Nohle Five  Minnesota Silver Co  Reco  Idaho  Last Chance    ,  7711 tons, valued at  '.9ii  1,034  87  15  421  60  lo  8 77,125  9,125  103,15()  '4,775  8,70 o  1.500  ;' 4,225  0,000  1,500  Total 2,151 $215,100  Since the first Of the year the list by  the same route shows:���  DATE.  Jan 1  Jan 3 ,  Jan 7  '���  Jan 8  Jan 10  MINE.  Idaho  Slocan Star  ��� u  Idaho  *;  Alpha  Slocan Star  Idaho  WEIGHT.  75 tons  57  15  47A-  30  '32_  . I5  00  Jan IX Minnesota Silver Co 15  l  to  u  u  u  SJpcan Star  Last Chance  IdP'- , "���  ' \ar  Jan ii   y*-;  $ju������>,* jund c  A. Chapped' ifcar  Thursday afte  Jan 19  Jan 22  Jan 21  (i ���  <<  ii  Jan 2(3  ii  u  ..  Jan 27  Jan 20  Jan 31  u  <1  Febl  . jerland  Noble Five  Cumberland  Slocan Star  NbbJe Five  Alamo  Slocan Star  Reco  Idaho  Alamo  Nohle Five  Reco  Last Chance  Idaho  Sloean Star  Idaho  Noble Five  Reco  Slocan Star  Idaho  Kalispell  13  15  15  63  27  37  45  00  45  15  100  15  45  100  30  40  15  20  30  30  40  05  20...  65  30  00  20  8  VALUE.  %��� 7,500  5.700 .  1,500  4,750'  3,000  ���', 3,250  ��� 1,500  6,000  1,500  1,300  " 1,500  1,500  0,300  2,700  3,700  4,500  0,000  4,500  1,500  10,000  1.500  4,500  10,000  '3,000  4,000^  1,500  2,000  3,000  3,000  4,000  9,500  2,000  6,500  3,000  0,000  2,000  800  NAkUSP ASSAYED.  Murniuring-s of Life in the Smiling- City  by Arrow Lake,  A billiard, and pool table is the latest attraction at the HotelyiTakusp.  There is a limited number of lnem-  bers in the Nakusp Snowshoe Club,  but it is a great success.  Hugh Madden, from the Sunless  City, i.e., Three Forks, is enjoying  the sunshine of our favored town.  The Marion and Arrow are making  regular trips benveen here and the  head of tiie lake. The mails are  coming in without interruption.  Recently there has been a number of transfers of mining property on  Cariboo creek, for fair considerations.  Cariboo creek is the coming gold  camp of Kootenay.  A number of men left town a few  days .ago, under the instructions of  Sunt. Marpole, to try and liberate the  steamer Koptenai from her icy enclosure in the upper Columbia.  At present there are two news depots in Nakusp, but there, is a report  going the rounds that one of them is  to move, awa,^ making the .Trail  creek- caiiip his' next: "stopping'place  This .'.will be encouraging to the one  remaining.  Dully & Spencer's Quadrille Club  will give their usual entertainment  ���on the 18th. The objects of the club  are to promote the interests of dancing, and learning couples to avoid the  disagreeable event of stepping on  one another's toes.  The concert and dance, held last  Friday evening, in aid of the public  school, was pronounced by all a decided success in every respect. The  attendance was large, and the programme of the concert of no mean  dimensions. Those assisting on the  programme were Mrs. Jordan, Misses  Caldwell and Thomas, and Messrs.  Jordan, Sampson, Shaw, and Spencer.  Mr. and Mrs. Spencer and Mr. Duffy  furnished instrumental music, while  Master Roy Thomas captured the  'louse with his song, "An Irish Gentleman." The dance commenced immediately at the close of the concert,  and was kept up till early morn.  Supper was given at the Hotel Nakusp and was an elegant collation.  The proceeds of the entertainment,  were &(50.  DOWN TO DEATH.  Church   Concert.  Next Tuesdav evening a concert  will be given in the church, in aid of  the building fund. The committee  reports a good programme, with refreshments. Doors open at 7, with  tickets at four bits.  Fisher Maiden Looks .Well.  Jap King came up from the Fisher  Maiden last week. He reported the  property In fine shape, with a good  showing of mineral, The working  force has been reduced to four men,  because of the difficulty in getting in  supplies. More men will be put on  in the spring.  James Gillis Loses His Life in the Nol>Ie  Five Snowslide.  The history of mines and mountains  is one of blood,   audit  would seem  that so many human lives are to be  sacrificed every year in the Slocan.  Last Saturday afternoon a rawhide  train of 15 animals, laden with ore,  left the Noble Five mine for the sled  road, a short distance from Sandon.  Three men, James, Gillis, John Mc-  Kimion and a Frenchman named  Joe, accompanied the train. The  party was in the act of crossing the  gulch,. where the snow usually conies  down, when a slide, accompanied by  the customary roar and clouds of fine  snow, struck the train and carried  Gillis, McKimion and seven of the  .animals down the steep. The Frenchman escaped and immediately procured assistance from a camp on the  sledroad near Cody creek. F.Kelly,  who was sleding ore from the Reed,  discovered McKinnon three-quarters  of a mile from the spot where the  slide first struck the train. McKinnon was dazed at the time and didn't  realize what had happened for some  ;time.y He������..���was, taken, to the Forks,  wiiere" Dry Brunei* spliced up his broken shoulder arid attended to his  numerous cuts and bruises. He will  recover. The slide did not carry  Gillis nearhrso far. When found his  feet were sticking through the snow,  his face being covered with about a  foot of it. He was dead when taken  out, having apparently been killed  instantly. His body was taken to  Nelson for burial. Gillis Avas well and  favorably known in this country, having been here several years. He was  a native of Eastern Canada. Six of  the animals were also killed in this,  the most destructive slide of the season.  Poorman and Tiger Sold.  A cablegram has been received at  Butte, Mont., from London, Eng., an-  nouncing the sale of the Poorman and  Tiger mines, on Canyon creek, in the  Cce'ur d'Alenes, to an English syndicate of great wealth and resources.  Butte men interested in the Poorman  admit that this is correct.  MINING  NOTES,  Happenings    of    Interest ' Among   the  Treasure "Van Its.  ,   The Alpha increased its working  force this week.  Next week the Alpha will resume  its ore shipments to Omaha.  The concentrator at New Duluth  commenced operations on Monday.  Application is .being made for a  crown grant for the Lucky Boy pro-  pcrty.  Alex. Smith, manager of, the Surprise mine, will visit Chicago next  month.  The fear  Silver Belle  the week.  of snowslicles drove the  boys "into town during  Ski Normam and his four partners  are doing development work on the  St. Iveverne.,  Upwards of 400 men, including  teamsters and mule-skinners, are  working in the Sloean Tin's gives a  monthly payroll of over ��30,000.  A petition has been circulated this  week, asking for Goverament assistance to build a trail from Slocan lake  to the prospects on Eight Mile creek.  ��� ���    ��� ���      , i       ���,    .      ���.-    ������.. i  The recent payday at the Slocan  Star had the effect of flooding.Sandon  with cheques,'which were of little use  to the business men, owing to the  scarcity of currency.  The Kootenay .'Water Company has  absorbed all the interests ofthe Koot-  nay Hydraulic Placer Mining Co.,  which has been operating on the  Pend d'Oreille river.  C. McNichol, T.'Duffy, and W.  Jackson are performing assessment  work on the Noonday,'a promising  claim on Four Mile. They will camp  right by it till spring.  Con Fielding and Bob Cooper have  received an assay of 518 ounces in  silver from a specimen taken from a  claim staked by them last fall, six  miles from the mouth of Springer  creek, at tiie foot of Slocan lake..  Another Producer.  On the North Fork,  For many months Messrs. Gibson  and Smith have pounded rock on the  Phoenix, a claim owned by-them and  Dr. Brunei'. The property, which is  one of a group, is situated on the  north fork of Carpenter creek, and is  difficult of access. A tunnel has been  driven 55 feet on the Phoenix, and it-  is expected that another 10 feet will  strike an ore chute. It took 50 days  of hard work for two men to build a  trail to this property suitable for taking a horse over. In that sectioi i are  situated the Roulette, Cordelia, Libby  R,, and several other claims. A short  distance away is the Dolly Varden  grou_�� of dry ore claims. None of  these properties can ship ore until a  trail is built from Tnree Forks to some  point on the west fork of Carpenter  creek, a distance of five miles.  The Kalispell,situated at the mouth  of Ten Mile creek, has been leased  by its owners for six months to Pike  & McFeeters. They will do ail the  work for 50 per cent, of the ore. A  paystreak was struck last Thursday  that assayed over 400ounces in silver.  A shipment of eight tons was made  from this property to the Omaha  smelter last Friday.  Preparations for Spring- Work.  Wharton's sawmill, across the lake,  will probably have a steady season's  cut this year.    Gosson  & libben  are  getting out a large number of logs,  while j. T. Nault  has v��rmf,*-����.��,i ��--  supply   100,000   feet  creek.    W.  B. Youns-  contracted to  from Wilson  has been engaged constructing a big barge at the  mill for hauling the lumber to Rose-  berry, or other lake points. A strong  bid will be made for the Three Forks  market. are 2.  &  Second Year  Published every Thursday.  B.!   T.    LOWERY,    EDITOR    AND  ���   FINANCIER. '���'  SUBSCRIPTION KATES:  ONE YEAR  .��2.00'  Transient Advertising, 25'cents per line first in-,,  sertion, 10 cents ner line subsequent insertions,'  nonpareil measurement.  dipping it out of the creek with a  bucket. -,'  The slocan Times has gone, with  out saying so in its columns. Its editor evidently did not have the courage to write its obituary notice. We  wish it and its editor success in their  trip round the world. This publication is now the only paper in New  Denver, and nothing but the Indians  or starvation will drive it away from  the midst oi the glorious scenery of  Slocan.  In   the   United States some 9,800  murders, ��90 lynchings, and only 132  legal executions   is   the ugly story  which the past year tells of the prev-  S > 'once of crime, and faulty adminis-  ~~~ , itrationof justice.    This means that  People are becoming gold crazy in one out of every fifty-one murderers  many parts of the west, and their js illegally executed, and one out of  whole desire seems to be to get into a j every seventy-four is put to death ac-  camp where the yellow metal pre- cording to a legal sentence. It more-  dominates. Gold camps may have 0Ver frequently happens that the  more life at present, but capitalists lynchers execute the wrong man. In  will find that the saffron-colored stuff these figures there is= much food for  is treacherous and ruins more than reflection, and the conclusions are  it makes.    Silver mining is less dan- any thing but. creditable to the great  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.  no. matter how crude."-Get your copy in while it  is hot, and Ave will do the rest.  THURSDAY,   EEB.    7,    1895.  SILVEif STILL PAYS.  M. W. BRUNER, M. B.,  Physician and Surgeon.  Three Forks,       -       B.C.  A FULL Line of Drugs and Prescription Remedies ke;>t on hand.  Certificate of ImproyementSo  gerous to loss of capital and is still,  very profitable to many of the mine-  own ers in th<^ Slocan. There is one  mine in this district producing 30  tons of ofe per day, averaging 110  ounces, in silver and 80 per cent.lead.  The lead pays ��all expenses and  leavesa profit, with silver at 60 cents  an ounce, of over $1,500 per day.  When newspaper mining experts tell  you that silver is a losing business in  the Slocan, at 60 cents, they do not  know what they are talking about.  We consider that it pays better almost than anything else, and that is  the reason why this paper is published in what will vet be the greatest  silver city of the age.  NOTICE.  QURPRISE Mineral Claim;���Situated in the Slo-  n can Mining- Division of the West Kootenay  District. Where located: In the. Ruby Silver Basin, at head of MeGruigan creek.  Take notice that I. C. E. Perry, as agent for the  Sloean Surprise Minmg Co., free miner's certificate No. 53.799, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to aplily to the Gold Commissioner for a  certificate 'of improvements, for tlie purpose of obtaining a CrOwn grant for the above claim.  And'further, 'that adverse claims must be sent to  the Mining Recorder, and action commenced before the issuance of such certilicate of improvements.  Dated this 21st day of January, 1895.  O,E.PERRY,  Agent for  MERCHANT  rjra  Revelstoke Station,   B.   O  Is B. C. M?l Isi  Dealei'S in  -  Pianos,   Organs,   Musicians'   Supplies, Sewing: Machines, and  Supplies.  SPOKANE, -        .'���'��� ..-   ��� WASH.  JOHN W. GRAHAM &   Go.",  WHOLESALE    .  Books, Stationery, Office Supplies,  .       aM.W-iU Paper.  Slocan Surn i ise Mining Co   Great Eastern Block,  ��� -���' ��� , * __        ' ��� ���...���', <  SPOKANE, WASH.  0  Kko, mm  .JL  ��  el  /RAiLWAy. :y  . .   .  o   ��� .  son & Fort Sheppard  Only two Canadian companies are  operating properties in South Kootenay.    There will probably be jour 10  mines,,   and   fewer   people will   go  years from date, Provided foreign  capital has not gobbled everything'  valuable by that time.  Republic. '  We visited Rossland recently and  found it a town of much promise, and  several lo g buildings. It is high up  and the suri gets a fair chance to melt  tlie snow.' It is the boom town of the  Coming spring, but we are afraid that  real estate sharks will spoil it as they  have so many towns before. It has  plenty of resources behind it, and  will eventually blossom into a solid  town, but if it is rushed too fast it wil I  injure more than it will benefit. Nelson men are heavily interested there,  and they will do everything possible  to inflate the price of lots and sell at  a large profit, without regard to those  who come behind them. A town like  Rossland is better without boomers.  Then it will not get in advance of the  broke   by   too much competition in  business.  Ore worth nearly a quarter   of a  million dollars was shipped, out; of  Over 130.000 is paid out, principally j  by cheques, for wages every month | Southern Kootenay last month. Most  in the Slocan, and still no banking iof this was shipped from the Slocan  institution is in  existence in the dis- Iand  Trail creek, camps.    The con.  stant shipments of ore are   attracting  attention on the outside, and   enquir-  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.  R  ALL     BAIL . ROUTS     TO .  SPOKANE.-  PRICE LIST  Rough Lumber, narrow,]  " ���" Avi.de,    ;  Joist and Scantling, sized up to  18 feet long-,  18 'to 21 '������  21 'to 30 '  Flooring, T & G-, 6 "  y ���'   4'"'  V joint Ceiling, 4 "  i) " Rustic,  Shiolap,  Surfaced Dressed,  311 00 to $12.00  yn oo  ...     '&V2 00  ���   **      fclS 00  $20 00  The only through route from Nelson, Kaslo,  lvootcnay Lake and all Slocan  , Points.  Through Trains Sesrn-Weekly.  Leave 7 a.m.  NELSON.  Arrive 5:40 p m  On Tuesdays and Fndaye, trains will run  &J2 00 through to Spokane,arriving same day. Returning  ^ (>9 passengers will leave Spokane at 7 a.m.on Wednes-  jiai) 00 dayS and Saturdays, arriving at Nelson at 5:40 p.  77 (K'l "!.', same day, making close connection Avith the  ^13 00   c.;tca.mer Nelson for Kaslo and all Kootenayj lake  liberal di count on large orders for. Cash, points        :     ���   ���  ��� __  ��� ���'    . Passengers for   Kettle   River  and Boundary  p-RTF<T>   PCWPTTP   ��-   Co    Creek connect at Marcus with stage on Mondays  rL1Uv  \xEVinL.L.C.-&- C'J, land Wednesdays, Thursdays and  Fridays.  ��� Passengers for Trail Greek-'mines connect at  Northport with stage on Wednesday and Saturday.  Certificate, of Registration of a  ���Foreign Company-..  "Companies' Act," Part XY.  bULUlDli I  I  trict.. Canadian capital seems to be  as conservative towards the banking  'business as it is towards mining  '!-���  The. gold reserve at "Washington  lias dwindled down to a few millions'  and the nation is becoming alarmed.  Our gold reserve has come down to  less than a million, and it is liable to  #o still lower it our respected- sub.  scribe re do not send us more reyister-  ed letters than they have been doing'  during' the past few months.  A waterworks system would be of  immense benefit to New Denver, andjyelbw   metal    exporter.    We    are  ies are pouring' in from mining men  desiring' investments. Everything  points towards. Kootenay becoming-  one of 'the greatest mining- districts  in the world. Tim Slocan is getting  better every day, and Ainsworth  camp, stimulated by the completion  ofthe Pilot* Hay smelter, is attracting  the notice it deserves. Trail creek  promises to be the great gold producer of Canada, and today it outranks  eyery camp in the  Dominion   as a  "The Sloean Surprlsa Mining-jCosupany'  (Foreign.)    ..'"-'  Registered the'27th'day of Decemher, 1894.  .   Steam Nav.  In Effect Wednesday, Aug"...2?,'" 1894...  efforts should be made to procure one, i pleased to chron'cle  the progress of  In addition to the protection from lire,  it would be an inducement to people  to settle in a town where they could  get pure water by turn ing a tap, i n-  stead of bavin,0: to strain  their backs  the district. It is substantial. Ore  cannot talk, but every car of it that  is rolled towards the smelters at O-  malia and other places is a traveling  advertisement for Kootenay's   mines.  T HEREBY CERTIFY that I have this day roi?--i  I   istercd' "The Sloean Surprise Mining Companv  (Foreign)," under the "Companies-' Act," Part IV.  "Registration of   Foreign Companies," and the  "Companies' Act Amendment Act, 1S8.V  The head office of the said Company is. situated  at the City of Chicago, County of Cook, and State  of Illinois, U.S.A.  Tlie objects for which the Company are established are:���To mine, mill, smelt and reiine ores,  metals and minerals; to buy, sell, and handle on  commission-ores, metals aud minerals of all kinds,  audio conduct a general mining business in the  Province of British Columbia and the States and  Territories in the United States; and to own so  much real estate as shall be necessary for the trans,  action of said business.  The capital stock of the said Companj* is two  hundred and twe.ntv-livc thousand dollars, divided into two thousand two hundred and fifty shares  of one hundred dollars each.  Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria,'Province of British Columbia, tins 27th day  of Deeembor, 1894.  RSVSLSTOI._3_ ROUTE-������'  .'. ��� .''    -STB. LYTTON..  (Connecting with the Canadian Pacific-Railway for all Eastern and Coast Points.)  Leaves Robson on Saturdays at (i p.m.  Leaves Rovelstoke on Fridays at 1 a.m.  KASLO* ROUTE-3TR.  NELSON.  Leave Nelson:  Monday at 4 p.m.  Tuesday at 4 p.m.  Wednesday at 5:i0 p.m.  Thursday at 4 p.m.  Friday at 4 p.m.  Saturday at 5:40 p.m.  Leave Kaslo:  Sunday at 8 a.m  Tuesday at 8 a.m.  Wednesday at 8 a,m  Thursday at 8 a.m.  Friday, at 8 fi.m  Saturday at 8 a.m.  The company reserves the right to change this  schedule at any time without notice.  [L.S.] S. Y. WOOTTON,1  Registrar of Joint Stock Companies  Janunrv 23,1895.    ..  For full information as to tickets, rates, etc., apply at the Company's omNjcs, Nelson, B.C.  T.. ALLAN, Sec'y J. W. TROUP,  0  Nelson- B. G.  Manager Q  Second Yea-i  Tj*  THE LEDGE.'  ige  CCEUK   D'ALBNE.NUGGSTS.     .  Pcospeefcecl,, [.for^tiie^Beneiit of Fonder  '.'j_t_si��lents of fchiitCairip. ���/..  WARDNER.    y  The Kellogg school re-opened on  the 21st.  Mrs. James Fumerton is recovering  from a serious illness.  E.Clough is once more on the street  ���'after his long illness.  J. P. Van Allen ;is laid up at the  hospital with a,1 serious injury  to his  '=���     hip.  Mrs. Jacob '.Warner, one of the best  known residents of Burke, died a' few  days! ago.  '.Charles Russell, vvho had his leg  broken at Enaville, has been removed to Kellogg.  W.-S,"Wilkinson- left on Tuesday  is running to its utmost capacity and  is turning out its full qiiota of ore.  The Tiger is working 85 men.  They are still continuing the drift  westward on the lower level, with  four feet of good ore in the breast.  They are engaged in putting in a new  compressor, which is intended to pump  600 gallons of water per minute, and  to operate six machine drills in addi  tion. The cylinders are 18x20 inches.  The pump lias been ordered from  "raser ���& Chalmers. A station for tbe _  pump has been cut on the ninth level.  This 'is 17x22x12 in the clear.       ,y  The Standard bids fair to rank  among the very best producers in the  district during the coming season, although at the present time no work  is being done at the mine with the  exception of .driving the Banner tun-  81 WATER STREET,  .Produce'Mercliants,  ���    ... ���     .'��� VANCOUVER.'., c.  0  ���E handle  Dried Fruits,   FresliFriii I:b7 Butter, Eggs,  Cheese, Bacon, Hams, and Lard.  Q U-A"D.n\WAP  O ��� l iH i\U �� f ix n  I     1. L*  lixicai  n    Tir��� t        , .n        ,    ,y   nel and a few improvements at the  for Murray, where he  will work for ���    .���������       ��� ���_, L ���      ,�� .     .      ...  ri''-'i*   i y tt ,,'W.n {surface.    The tunnel is now m a dis-  Coreland & Horn, on the Daddy. y   ���.���..���A ���-,... ..;     :      :, y.  _���       .��� * tance or 1,800 feet, havm.?*  been clri-  Last Tuesday Charles ^tedrick, an  ven 18() |befc gince the ^ chute ()f  employee of the Cataldo Lumber Co., .i ore was.strack a few weeks ago.    At  had two finders of his' right: hand | ,hG )3reast or the drift the ore vein ^  putation of the index  finger and the  badly-injured,,necessitating the am-  10 ^ \n ^th, but at one spot,some  dressing of the other.  ��� /���'���_"' _    WALLACE.  John Wallek has made an assign-  distance, back,- it is four times that.  The full width of the ore is being taken out as drifting progresses,, conse:  quentiy a huge pile of ore has accum-;  ment to.D. Ilolzmaii & Co., of Spck-J uiated, on the, dump since the chute in  ane., :;: '    question was  encountered.    On the  , ; The Uniform   Bank,   Knights   of surface a number of men are building  KASLO;,  -  '0  Lj  aJLj  9  ��� el-  *av2.i=ss  tfc.  TO  ���it^mum  iOm&CU  liiing* SiiippHeSo  Full Stock on Hand.    Branch Store at Three Fork?.  10   I ^Q'fll^PAIi^:  Ilia .-o.   Oa   _.B.Bff6i.-&y'B"o.-a-__r__rs  DENTIST  an ore bhi of 400 tons capacity, which  is now about completed. :  AROUND  THE STATE. -   ;  The State will, receive from the  general government about $3,500 as  its share of the proceeds arising from  t^e sale of Government land in Idaho-  Pythias,., will give a grand ballon the  19th', in eonmiemoratibn of the forma-  tion of the order.  J. Murphy, father of Mrs. S.Fuller,  of this city, died at his home in Oma-  ha, Neb, on the 9th. .nit., at the ad  vanced age of 86 years.  One of C. Mallon's men innocently8 during .1894.  mixed chicken feed with some brine, Hon. W. H. Clagett has become a  and the result was that over 30 of his j resident of Boise City, and Mr,Ruick,  employer's chickens and eight tur- chairman of the Populist central corn-  keys climbed the golden stairs a few mittee, is also preparing to locate at  hours later. ' the State capital  and engage in the  The Frisco shaft is now going down. ia vv business,  steadily with three  eight-hour shifts.      I). S. Brown, of Caldwell, has just  It is a little oveT ,30 feet 'deep.    The received five, opals "from a Denver  KASLO,  .u.  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago. .';���������' .; , ��������� ���   '";.  Offigk: Over Byers' Hardware store.  DGOT  O  E  new compressor is working, finely.  Mr. Carson, late of the Bunker Hill  property,- is now the foreman of the  mine."    ', ���  Early Monday morning, a colored  man, named N. Leroy, dealer in hot  tomales, was held up at his residence  by two burglars, but succeeded- in  scaring them off. This is t^ie third  encounter of tlie kind Lerpy hi\i had,  though lie has never, losypiything.  Sin king was resumed^ 7.uesday in  the shaft of "the 'Gcn^y It is now 15  feet below the ft'' /level., Three  sh ifts are engaged\^ n kinv:> . About  70 men are working in the mine and  KASLO, B. C.  Graduate of Trinity University, Toronto.    Member of college Pliysi- ,  cians and Surgeons, Ontario.  IF  llo MoifJ ,11 ail&pi lauull Uif.  ���,.-       Notice to tlie PnMic.    '���'���"'.  CTAGES   Leave Ka^lo   and   Three Eoriwy for  U   eitlierplnce, every morning at S o'cloek  Satlsfactton  m  ar  A. J. SCOTT,  Manaa:ei*.;  Nakusp, E. 0.  Jev^reler,  KASLO CITY,       -      ���--...'  w7777iiiSB  ;l.',i..--.4-<-ff-'>;A.'3��a  Xm''Xymm  :���; \::,KV'km<}$*M��i&  -x>mxmm  ���:vX^Xv0^W&  ���-���;^s-s;'^-'^sfey*!  Yiyyyyy-Jiiif!  ���''���S'.^O'i.^.f'������'l ��� .���.IrlMN  .. ^  , .-;���-...:\ 1.;,...;^...,^. I.1.X1  , .������'���' -..';;:�����:;��� .���<-���..;! Js^J:,'^^  XXMXMiMti  xxxxx<m  :^XXXX00&  :t'XX-:r?XWX$s  X'XX&^m^;  i'n--+*^-.-^".'.i  B.C.  running  one  shift  mill,  the  latter  only. No stopina: is in progress above  the tunnel level.  The Poorman shaft is still sinking,  .being 92 feet below the ninth level.  Having crossed tiie vein several  levels above, the shaft is gradually  receding from it as depth is gained.  At the depth last mentioned they  were 25 or 30 feet apart.    The  mine  Agent for  il   ��  lapiclarian, wlio 'pronounced them all  lirst-class stones. They were taken  out of the Chrisley mine, at Opaline,  and are beauties.       .'-.'���  . The public are warned against a  man named Arc tiie Bennett, who has  been collecting money in the mining  camps, on the plea that he is a miner,  and desires an urtificialleg to replace  his stump, lie has collected considerable money in surrounding camps,  which .he spent in various dives in  Boise. Chief of Police Shcllworth ordered him out of that city.  Indications show -that D: Arbogast  and Will Long are about the luckiest  men in .Lemhi county, and are undoubtedly in possession of about as  rich a gold property as was ever located in Idaho. In June of last year  they discovered a gold lead while  prospecting some seven miles northeast of Salmom City. The ledge is  four feet wide and prospects -well.  Native gold is scattered through the ; HE>;ilY dawes,  10  mm,  I|]f0 ���  Applieations by  Mail will  be Promptly Attended to.  1HD MUlBlldy mm klMil  (Works at Kaslo, B.C)  LUMBER   YARD, .' ���  Foot of Henclryx Street,   Nelson.  !  A full stock of Lumber,  rough and dressed, laths,  shingles, sash,doors,mould  nigs, etc. ��� Clear and dry  Hr'ttooring and ceiling for  sale at lowest prices.  G/O.Bl  rock plentifully.  Proprietor  As'cntj  The only practical Watchmaker, in  tiie Kootenay. District. Orders by  mail receive prompt-attention.  ALL WORK GUiRANTEEI).  ;yyi��yss$  ^-XXiiMfl  ���.- '��� ��� '. '���.... .11C>tt'.-.'j* ?i  ... :.:i.---.,a;*S'4  ������.:\.<'&y&W>iS2l'i��-  x:x^m-  WXWM:  yypfSl  ������-���������������..-.-."��f��j:S-,'.y ���  ������;-.-| -.���...SS��,..:s:%.:  ^;y-Psfe��  XM-:Xifi%  :X. -M&03'  -.vs. ::4ie^|.  .'--'- X ��$$$&:  ������-::^.-MM..  Si C^  *J,  s  "Leaders,"  H).T  v.s," and  LL  Terminals."  E'actory and Salesroom:  522, CORDOVA ST.,  VANCOUVER.    -    - Page 4.  THE LEDGE.  Second Year  A GOOD 'EXAMPLE  And a Good Work in Kaslo, Says a  Toronto Paper.  The Canada Presbyterian of Toronto publishes the following: Two years  ago a number'ofthe members of Knox  Church, St. Thomas, undertook to  support a missionary in one ofthe  Home Mission fields of Northwest  Canada. The money required to do  this was to be an extra effort, and to  be over and above all subscriptions  or contributions already promised or  intended for missionary purposes.  The money was sent through the  Board of Missions each year to the  general treasurer of the Presbyterian  church, and account was made of it  in the regular way.  The field given for this missionary  effort was the mining town of Kaslo,  in the Kootenay district, British Columbia. No missionary or minister  ot any church was laboring there.  Hundreds of men, some of them with  their families, were entirely cut off  from everything calculated, to restrain passion or buiia up good moral  character. There was no church or  Sunday Schools. Saloons and drinking dens, gambling hells and every  other effective agency of evil, were  in full operation. There, in the midst  of Nature's grandest scenery in the  Canadian Dominion, was a community of nearly two thousand souls  without a suggestion of church or  gospel preaching.  It was to this field that Mr. Donald  M. Martin, a graduating student of  Knox College, Toronto, was sent by  the Home Mission Committee to labor  for two years, as missionary of Knox  Church. He proved to be the man  for the place.  In spite of innumerable discourage  nients, during his term of service,  a church and manse were built, not  very large or gorgeous, but'sufficient  for the place. Some of the hardest  characters were won and the moral  tone of the place perceptibly raised.  At the close of his term of service the  town council placed on record their  high appreciation of the service he  rendered to the cause of morality and  good government, making special  mention of the closing up of whiskey  dives and gambling dens.  In May last Mr. Martin was followed by  Rev. John  Hunter,   a young  graduate of Edinburgh,   a   worthy  successor,   who took up the work at  Kaslo with enthusiasm   and vigor.  He  is the only  preacher of any denomination in the district.    Notwithstanding manifold disasters by fire,  cloudburst and floods,   neither   the  missionary nor his people have lost  heart  or   hope.    "The  people,"  he  says, "are not lacking in pluck.    I  have very fair congregations, averaging in the evening from 150 to 200.  Not many of the miners are members  ofthe Church, but they attend in fair  numbers.    There are nianj^ encouraging things about work here.    The  people are frank, off-handed and liberal with what means they have."  Writing to the church at St. Thomas  he says: "I am sure the good friends  in St Thomas would be pleased it  they could see the splendid results  that follow from the faithful service  of their first missionary, Mr. Martin.  I cannot tell you how much good he  and his wife have done, in rescuing  some who are far down, and in throwing around others the restraining and  refining influence of a Christian  home. Many a young fellow was recalled to right ways by pleasant  evenings spent at the manse. It '.vas  only at Jhe manse that he was made to  think of home and that men should  be true and women pure. I trust that  I may be enabled to do some such  service for the Master as your missionary to these needy men."  To missionaries of such a spirit and  with the blessing of God resting upon  their labors nothing is impossible.  The story is only one, we are persuaded, of many such that, did not  their modesty forbid it, our Home  Missionaries all over the west especially Could tell. It ought to prove,  and may it prove an inspiration to  many to go and do likewise. To  what nobler work could any minister desire to consecrate the health  and strength, the hope and courage,  the faith and zeal of his youth.  Deepest Mines Around Butte.  There are ten mines'around Butte,  Mont., which are over 1,000 feet deep  and two over 1,500 feet.    The follow-  ing table shows the depth of the prin-  pal mines:���  Alice  1,500 feet  Lexington       ;  1,500  Gagnon  1,300  East Gray Rock  1,300  High Ore  ..      1,200  Anaconda  1,200  St. Lawrence  1,100  Mountain View  1,100  Silver Bow No. 1,  1,000  Green Mountain  1,000  Parrott  ,   900  Moulton  900  Mountain Con  900  Never Sweat  900  Calusa Parrott;  800  Buffalo  800  West Calusa  700  Silver Bow No. 2  700  Blue Bird  700  Glengarry  600  Leonard  600  Magna Charta  600  Pennsylvania  600  High Ore No. 2  595  Blue Jay, sinking  560  Sunnyside  550  Mountain Chief  550     i.  Belle of Butte  500  Nettie  500  Moscow  400  Pacific  400  Original  400  Stewart, sinking  400  Virginius  300  Is issued at New Denver, B. C, on Thursday.  Wet weather, snow slides, hard times, or the  .... '. - . . ���-1> ��� ��� '' ��� . '  sheriff' never   hinders its   publication.      It  conies out just the same,  Does not dream of making a million out of it,,  but he expects to get a luxurious living. In-  order to do this it is necessary to have cashable material, and the world at large is cordially invited to dig up enough money to pay  for an annual interest. To accommodate the  public we do  ���.#���$  f| J?  *i,i \  At prices that do not discord with 'the-de*  spondent price of silver. Second Year.  THE   LEDGE.  Pase  5  KASLO-SLOCAN  RAILWAY.  Once More That. Famous Scheme Crops  to the Surface.  Within the past few weeks there  has been renewed talk of the probable commencement of construction of  the Kasic-Slbcan Railway, as engineered by  Munn, Hendry, EwCn  &  Co. The citizens of Kaslo have applied to, the Legislature for a rival  charter, but this is believed to have  been done merely to force their opponents' hand. Still there are to Ijg-  found those who yet confidently Relieve that the former company wiit;  by some means or other, commence  tlie construction of the road before the  . expiration ofthe charter, in September of this year.  ��� W. feailley, the secretary of the  railway company, has again; taken  up his residence in Kaslo, but he  keeps close by his^ofnce. He, with  other members ol the outfit, this year  maintains, a sphinx-like reticence re-  gareling the intentions of the com-  pany. Tlie impression is abroad,  however, that the Great Northern  Railway has finally determined to  come to their assistance and get the  road built, in order to head off the C.  P. R. for the business of the Slocan.  During the past tew months Great  Northern officials liave been gather  ing data regarding the development  and; probable future of Kootenay.  That company's head agent at Spokane,^ Mr. Dixon, has. just returned  from the Spokane with much valuable information,; and while here he  endeavored to seeure the services of  a well-known writer,to supply General Passenger Agent Whitney with  nicely written articles for the edification of tourists, y ���:  Mr. Dixoii was quite serious when  he said the Kaslo-Slocan road would  be built v this fyear.- Tie stated, that  the height of the water having been  determined at Bonner's Ferry, the  much-talked-of spur at  would be built so soon  permitted. This would  better facilities for  and   incidentally  that  place  as the snow  give  boats  handling traffic,  give   the   Great  Northern a better chance to compete  for Canadian: trade. Moreover, ���the  operation of the Pilot Bay smelter  would be a strong factor in support of  the construction of the Slocan feeder,  Jim Hill is once more sounding the  financial markets of Europe and he is  not doing it for naught, so his friends  ���say. He has a scrap pile of narrow  guage material and rolling stock, and  this could be employed to good advantage oiijhe::Kaslo road., .,,7'  Bought m on a Townsite.  Wm. Thomlinson, New Denver's  enthusiastic and genial postmaster,  has recently purchased an eighth interest in the townsite.: of Slocan City  from Arthur Dick. Slocan City is  situated vat the foot of Slocan lake,  about 20 miles south of New Denver.  Mr.,, Thomlinson has great faith in the  future of the granite, belt, and thinks  that many good ���mines will yet- be  developed on-EightyTen and Springer  creeks.      .  ��������� <>r ���   Corbin Must Hustle.  S.F.& N.R., as well as a promoter of  the Red Mountain scheme, expected  this, and he is preparing to commence  work by the specified time of April  12. He went up to Rossland the other  day hi the interests of his,new feeder.  Corbin has little time to hustle up his  construction outfit, but he will prove  himself equal to the emergency.  A dance given in Frank Locasto's  new building, at the Pronged City,  Friday nigH was very successful.  In the spring a crown grant will be  issued to the owners of  the   Cody  I Creek townsite.    The property  will  ' then be placed on the market.  STANLEY    HOUSE,  , NELSON, B. b.'y"- XZ  BEST Booms and Board in the City.   Hot and  Cold Water.   Bath Room for the use of the  Guests.   Rat s reasonable.  MRS. IVteDOlSrALD, Prop  PLACER CLAIMS.  A LL Placer Claiiris in this District, leg-ally held  XL   may be laid over from the 15th'-, October, 1894,  to. "the 1st'June, 1895. ' '  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold Commissioner  'Dated, Nelson. B.C., 4th October, 1894.     ���  THREE FORKS, B. C.  Best   Furnished  Eooms  in the City.  T. NORQUAY, Prop  LELAND  NAKUSP, B. C.  The location of this Hotel  is excellent, and commands  a errand view of the beautiful scenery that surrounds  the town. "  The Bar has one of the  largest stocks of Wines,  Liquors andd Cigars in the  Country.  The Dinmg'Room is up to  date, and Travelers should  always give the Leland a >  _;   .��� ...call..   -:��� '��� : .4' ..���.���.;���"��� ������' .; ....   .   ��� . .;, _  ;. '_ -  D.Ai M'DOUGALD.  oMrilii i*pit  COMPANY, Ltd.  HEAD OFFICE :  524-526 Cordova St., Vancouver,B.C  The Provincial Legislature in session at Victoria, have seen fit to refuse an extension of time for the commencement of construction of the Red  Mountain Railway, their bill having  been killed last week. To a certain  extent D. C. Corbin,  president ot the  15th January, 1895  To Whom It May Concern:  TAKE NOTICE that air Accounts outstanding  . against tlie Inland Construction  & Develop  ment Co., Ltd., must be renuered tome in  ful  detail, at the Head Office of the Company at Van  comer, as above, on or" btfore the 15th   day o  February, 1895,'or in  default the Company '-vviij  not be liable for payment of same.  W. CARTER SAMPSON,  Secretar y-Treasuie  Dealers  GEHEEAL  MEECH  B. 0.  N, I).:,MOOEE,;Pres.  R. McFERRAjSP, Sec'y  CGKGENTRATQR, THREE FORKS, B. C.  : 0 :  Minm  Hay and Grain in Gar Lots to t1 e Trade.  strip aIl such goods to  jab. memmam :;  Incorporated.  7{   l        ;20b-2jl2 TIRST:?A^ENUE NORTH,  Goids"  bought   right out;  no commission is  charged. .���'.."  . Fair selection; immediate returns.  ������ Shipping tags furnished free upon request  . Therein.NO DUTY on Raw Furs or any other  Goods we handle.  iTSTWrite for Circular giving Latest Market Prices.!��&  NEW  9  o�� %*/��  T3_i]_^.____il_R.��_l IIST :  Goods,  loots and Shoes.  And all kinds of Goods required by  OSTOFFIOE IN CONNECT Page  6.  THE   LEDGE,  Second Year  MINING RECORDS,  Recorded at New, Denver, for the week ending  February 6,1895.  ffRANSFEKS.  John C. Cress to Annie Wilson���J in the Mineral  Hill, Eureka, Richmond, Roulette and Lucky  Move, on January 2. Recorded January 30;  amount, $100.  Albert Allen to Rasmus M^alde���Jin the Earlv  Bird, January 25.   Recorded February l; amount  $i. . y ���    ���������������.  John Coekdl to Byron N. White���1 in the Noon-  flay and'Fourth.of July, on February 1. Recorded February 2; amount, ��10.,  ��� '   LEASE.   ���.,'������'  Frank H. Kilbournc to E. J. Mathews��� Lea?e  for one year on the Lucky Jim, Roadlev, St.  George, Van Zant, Moses and Shields, on January  21.   Recorded February5.  "'...,'��� ASSESSMENTS.   .'  Roulette, Mountain  Lily, Luckv Move and Re  bound���recorded February!, !jy '1\ Wall.  LEDGE CROPPINGS  St. Valentine's day next Thursday.  Next Sunday Nakusp will be visited by Rev. A.'J. Gaebel.  An effort is being made to organize  a minstrel -troupe in town.  D. McLachlan has arrived at his  home in Ontario in safety.  Washington's birthday will be celebrated in town by a ball.  H. McLean, druggist, is preparing  to move his stock at Rossland.  There will probably be a dance in  Shannon's hall some night next week.  C. W. McAnn, of Kaslo, is visiting  his former home in New Brunswick.  Crenelle's sawmill at Nakusp is to  rcsune operations for the season on  Marclrl. ���������.  The city postoffice has been through  tlie painter's hands this week, and it  looks much better.  House and furniture to-sell, .'very  cheap, at "Nakusp, Apply to H. N.  Coursier, Revelstoke. f  Jim Black has gone on a visit to  Vancouver. Before returning he will  take a spin up in Cariboo.  February 15 is-the date set for a  meeting of the Kaslo-Slocan Railway  Co., at their offices in Victoria-  Drugs, perfumery, and toilet articles can be procured at the Kaslo  D rag Co. 's store in Three Forks,   f  Work is to be commenced shortly  on the new steamer, which the C.- &  K. Co. purpose building   at Nakusp.  The Cariboo shipped 10��. tons to  Tacoma last Saturday, by" way of  Kaslo. Tlie Cariboo is a new', exporter.  The story is again  revived   that a  s'-.earner is to be  built  upon Slocan"  lake, to. be run in   connection with.,  the railway.  St. Valentine's .bay is on the 14th.  AI. Hoy t is a ware of tlie fa ct an d lias  a stock of valentines on hand that will  suit any taste. f  F. Fymaiy jeweler, expects his  family in from Calgary shortly. Tlicy  will reside on die second story of .the'  Hoben building.  'Bert Crane has sold out to his partner in tlie hotel business, at the Forks,  and will go to Rossland. In the spring  he goes to Alaska,  Quite a number were disappointed  by the train not returning to Nakusp  Friday, thereby causing them to miss  the big entertainment.'*"  St. Valentine's Day at Nakusp will  be honored by a masquerade ball,  to  be given at the Hotel Nakusp.   Tickets, $1, to admit one couple.  The postoffice money order\ office  here has averaged two ordeis a day  since it was established. The first  outside Order was cashed last week.  R. H. Kemp, the talented Bohemian from Arkansas, has been in town  seeking literary inspiration from New  Denver's transcendental scenic environments.  Operations will be resumed at the  ore bag factory shortly, as a supply  of iute is now on the way in from Sail  Francisco. A new seven-foot water  wheel has been put in.  F. Pyma.n, New Denver's witch-  maker and jeweller makes cleaning  and repairing watches a specialty.  He visits Three Forks every Friday  to accommodate customers in that  town. f  It is reported this week that Holland will open the Kaslo Comique on  Monday next. He has to pay. it is  stated, in addition to the regular  liquor license, an additional dollar  for each performance.  Messrs. Rabbit and Wright, two  prominent' men from the Spalluma-  cheen valley, were in New Denver  last week. One was on a business  trip and the other came along to see  the wonders of the Slocan. Several  farmers from-, their district are engagr  ed hauling.ore from Arrow lake to  the Wigwam.  For Fifteen Thousand.  E. J. Mathews, representative of  the Omaha smelter, has leased ror one  year the Ducky Jim, Roadley and  St. George from Frank Kilbourne.  During that time he has the option of  purchasing the properties tor $15, GOO.  Red Mountain Railway Co.  The Columbia River & Red Mountain Railway Company has been 'incorporated by D, C., Corbin,. Austin  Corbin, second, Frank George and  Albert Allen, of Spokane. Articles of  incorporation were filed in the office  of Auditor Tyler, at Spokane, last  Aveek. The capital-stock is placed at  $200,000, divided into 2.000 shares of  $100 each par value. The term of  existence of the company is 50 years.  D. C. Corbin, Austin Corbin, second,  and Albert Allen' are named as trus  tees, and Spokane is designated as  the principal place of business.  Front Street, Kaslo.  is Lsafc la's Fiiriiii  *o  ii w District  Men's Fine Tweed Suits and Pants,  Corduroy Suits  and   Pants,   Heavy   Woolen   Coats   and Pants,  Heavy Woolen  Underwear, Woolen Sox and  Mitts, Buck Gloves, Lined Overshoes,Ger-  man  Sox and Grim Rubbers, Etc.  sor   Restaurant,  NEW DENVER, B. C.     ��� ;  :''���':;'.   AT   ���.���'��� '���...'���������,"  Served  Customers Served with the Best  the Local Market Affords.  JOHN  NTER, PROP  tD  A.  THE NEWMARKET,  New Denver, B. C.  STEGE & TEASDALE,  PROPRIETORS.  i>  o  >  v  BARRISTER,  QOLICITOR and Notary Puhlic.  New Denver, B. C  fiDium  !f01  Kaslo, B. 0.  IOF.LY Fiirni-hiHl Room*.  .Room', 25 cents a  iii,_'ht.   Rooms with tiro, 50 cents.  Stores at  ve  BARRISTER, &e.,  Buy  MINING LAWS   A   SPECIALTY.  KASLO CITY, B. C  FROM  New Denver, B. G.  fvOOTS and Shoe.? made to order.   First-class  work.   Imperial Calf for fine shoes.   French  Goods specially adapted for Miners' and Prospec  tors' use.  h  L.  ARROW LAKE,  TS now open for the accommodation of guests.  IN  WINES,  Rates,-* 1.50 to *2.50,per day. Baths  25 csnts each, or 5 for 8.1. For further  particulars write to the proprietors.  DAWSON, CRADDOCK & Co   RCVelStOke,  LIQUORS,  AND CIGARS  B.G


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