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Array *+w.'.*- Jirt_MSSViir'7*UJNr-l-X^  ,.,<��� -i-HKans-^-afis  1  -^fniniiinnii.niiiiUKfe  BANK WANTLD.  Apply,, to, Jti& Citing* ���ai  ->:iiiii!iiii!iii!iiiiiiiiimmiiyiiiiii!!i!iiai#  S3  53  j$ lliliiil iiniiiiiliJiii.^-r  ��= The paystreak oi atis. never  J�� pimhes out in t?iis paper.  s Try one before the space  = is all staked.  Vol IV. No. 14.  NEW DENVER, H. C,   DECEMBER 31, 1L896.  Phice $2.00 a Year.  ANOTHER BOND.  The Panama and Iron faith, two  promising claims on Ten Mile creek,  and about three miles from tho Enterprise wagon road, have been bonded  to 1). (t. Stewart 61 Vancouver, by  Amos Thompson, for #15, UU The  lead runs across both claims.  THK   itAMllLElfc.  The Rambler is makinsr a name  for itself as a shipper.    Aricady five  carloads of ore have been snipped, trom  this property, and in a few days a  shipment of two more carloads will be  made.    The Rambler is  being" developed   by  means of two tunnels.  .    From the first of which the bulk-of  the ore already  shipped   has" been  v taken.    The vein varies from  ten. to  v twenty  inches,- in  a  ledge of some  right feet  in  width,   the  ore   from  which gives ret! r . o over 20_ounces  to the ton of silver.  Nodistrict in tlie United States can  show more development,  than Trail  creek. It is estimated r.har.machhierv  to the value of $1,000,000 has been  installed in the district during the  pa t Year, and orders are in for  a  large quantity more.    The production  of ore in the development ci the mines  has been  enormous, but much of it i.-  of a  grade  which will not admit of  shipment; but in   almost  all  cases^  where  machinery has been brouuht  'into requisition, great headway has  fbeen made, and the ore  has iin pro v  'ed as development  has progressed.  An tUd  I)udge.  The November output of Cripple  Creek was the largest in the history  ot the camp.' Thh> speaks well for  the district, considering that, some of  the largest mines have not produced  their usual amounts. It is still claimed that the years output will very  nearly if not quite reach $10,00J,0UU.  A Chicago company is erecting a  mi if near the, petrified forests at Hob  biiy e, Arizona, to crush the stone/, to  be ^hipped to Chicago and concerted  into a substitute for emery for grinding.  Hospital Items.  The following have been discharged ms cured : Geo. Perrv, Geo. Campbell, G W, Taylor, G."L. Washburn  and F.' McGuire,  Ed. Stiles, who had been suffering,  from frost bite, will leave this .week;  as also will Nels Peterson, who  was  laid up with typhoid: /  ^-Charles, Fay. of the Idaho, and  John McDonald of Sandon, b Jth; fever  cases,.are doing well.;V ',   , *���  ton,are down with't'He^e^r;Wbttfr pro  greasing as well as can be expected. -  John Marrimrton, from the Nohle  Five, is laid up with a,severe cold  but will soon be out again.  The hospital staff desire to thank  Mr. Hoben, Messrs. Aylwin Bros, and  Messrs. McLennan for, their kind remembrances at Xmas;.  A. Uespeler, *son of the German  Consul at Winnipeg, was a nested last  4week iu;Kaslo for issuing a cheque  without, having funds in the bank.  This game is an old one, having been  worked to a finish in Kootenay by  men more foolish than crooked.  CAPITAL,   IX   MINK  .  Ww  o>  Tho Kootenay Mines.  A Spokane paper has the fallowing  to say about Kootenay :��� -  "The Kootenay papers are now  making, estimates of the output of the  district for the coming year. Last  vear the estimate was $10,OJO,<AX).  This, has fallen to less than $5,000,000.  However, at that time they were  justified in making the estimate as ir.  was thought the enormous amount of  development being done, and still  further development in contemplation  wuuld swell the number of producing  mines. The development has gone  on without intermission, but it has  been found that more work will be  required to make producing mines  than was anticipated.  T h e cond i tions ha ve changed some-  what, A nuin ber of properties have  been or will '.soon be on a producing  basis, and in the coming year Koote  nay will pour out a large amouut of  treasure.  The mines from which the 'greatest  , value is being taken are in the Slocan. This region is; phenomena 1.  TheVore is silver-lead and high grade  and easily extracted;I The cost of  production, it is said, will not exceed  one-third that of Trail creek, but  being silver, and tlie demand for  god, the section, wljile not being  entirely overlooked, has not received  the attention which has been paid to  the gold properties 01 the Trail creek  district.  A careful compilation of capital-accredited to all chartered gold minin :  companies in Canada gives a total of  over * 2i)0, O'JO, 000. British Col urn bia.  of course, heads tiie list' in number  and wealth of its gold mining companies, while Ontario,with its.scarcely less extensive deposits ���of free-milling < re in Rainy river districts, comes  s'econdv. By provinces the figures  stand; British Columbia;$250,321.075;  Ontario. - ?;32.091,900; Roy a Scotia;.  $594,030; New "Brunswick,'* 11,030,-  ^>m#toW��8ffii*$f'^. x* 7T:77  'SiliVaU   COUNTK'fiFEIT.  Director of the Mint Preston in his  ���annual report says there is no doubt  that the silver coins of the United  S ates are now being counterfeited  exactly similar to the genuine, size,  weight and devices. Some "bf these  coins cannot bo distinguished from the  genuine, even by experts. One  counterfeit silver half dellar has made  its appearance in the East and- West,  tlie weight ot which is 1:)2 grains,  with a fineness of Si)7\. whi'e the  ���weight of the genuine is V+19, and  the fineness i/00. The p- ofit to the  ��� nr.erfeiter is now nearly 100 per  cent.  <��� The Pacific Company has been  organized under charter from the  Legislature of Virginia, with a capital *ul#20,,000,(XX), to open up mineral  deposits iu northern Peru, principally  coal.  The total yield of the Comstock  from 1851) up to 1891 was ��333,444,.  1I5S.U7 from ore. Of this $178,07-},-  07'.),0i) was silver and- $144,771,970.28  was |fold.  'The    i*alena; 3IIaes, Limited.  y.' ���' >  Bartlett Bros, received the contract  on Monday to haul 15'J tons of ore  from the Fisher Maiden.  The Payne Mine Co. is building a  warehouse and office at Sandon.  The Surprise has shipped j2 0 tonsof  ore up to date this season. *  The Reco will ship 2 ) tons a day  for the balance ofthe winter.  J. M.Blaikie has opened a saloon  in Kaslo. -"^7..  T>vo hew coaches have her n, put on  the' run between Sandon arid'jjja kusp  They   are   very   acceptable   to the  traveiling public.  The, K. & S. has added a heavy  engine and an >' her pas enger coach  to the rolling stock on 11iat road.  The Eclipse, or Luxe mine, several \  miles from Phcenix, in the Bradsbaw j  mountains, Arizona, is the only ex- j  clusively silver mine now being I  operated in that Territory, \  Each U. S mail trip from Juneau  to Circle City, Alaska, cost the Government $500; six trips are annually  made. On the first "trip 1 +61 letters  were.carried to Circle City.  The: capital of the company is  ��550,&00, in shares of il each.' Tlie.  i3oaru of Directors is composed a.-  follows:" Col. Robert Baring, Capt.  H; French, Andrew Haes, Fred.  Burdett and Patrick Comiskev. The,  bankers are'The City Bank, London,"  a^TheBank.ot Montreal, Vancou,  ver.'; Mes��rS;^PJm,^Xavi^KnV-t>;^��>  ore; Mr.SC. W. Callahan, M. E.. the  consulting engineer.- while,the offices  are at 20, Tlireadneedle street, E. C.  Messrs. Evans, Culeman & Evans are  the company's commercial agents ,in  British Columbia.  The company "has been incorporated to acquire, and work one ofthe  properties belonging to the Vancouver  and British Colnmbia Goneral Exploration Company, Limited, which  comprises six valuable silver-lead  'hinina: claims known as the Grovcr,  Peerl  ess,  Cnrrie, Currie Fraction.  Stevenson and Kate." The property  is situated on the ea^t side of Slocan  lake, about uvo miles from Silverton  and not far from New Denver.  These properties were selected by  llr. Callahan, and a report from him  accompanies the prospectus. There  .is/also a separate report confirming  that of Mr. Callahan, by Mr. J. D.  Sword, M. E. There is a variation  in the two leportaas to the printable  profits of the uiiw, Mr. Callahan  basins- his calculations on the ore  producing an average of ��U) ounces of  silver and 40 per cent, lead per ton.  and on a daily output of 37 tons of  hand-sorted ore, plus ',.1.50 tons of con  centra ting ore, whereas "Mr. Sword  bases his figures -on the ore producing  an average of 53 ounces o:' silver and  27 per cent, lead, and on..a daily on -  put of only 30 tons of ha reported ore,  plus 120 tons of concent rati u ir ore.  tf, however, the mean of these bases  be taken, it will he seen tliat on a  footing of onlv 250 working days in  the year, a net profit of over ��250,  GOO���say '^t 2.12,500���per annum ma v  be anticipated, -sufficient to j ay very  large' dividends on the company's  apital and make ample allowances  for reserve, etc., etc. This calculation is based on'a', mean output of 1(58  tons of ore .per day, but with the pro:  l>oscd developments,-a much larger  jLiujnio could be made.  .Messrs. Callahan and Sword estimate that the necessary plant ar.d  machinery for the complete equipment  of the mine can be provided and  erected for between ��9000 and ��10,-  00U. It is expected that the plant  will be in oj eration eaiiv in the  spring.  The company is to pay for the property the sum oi ��500,000, of which  ��25fp00 will be in cash an��475,000 in  shares. The present issue of, shares  is for ��525,000, which wiilieave ��25,-  000 for working, capital, after paying  the purchase money. This will leave  ��25X00 unissued, wbich .will bo reserved for further use, as may be  required. ,  The capital and the purchase price  will horh appear large in comparison  with the figures which have hitherto  been dealt in for properties in ��� either  the Sloean or Trail creek districts.  Should, however, the estimates of the  two engineers-r-as regards tonnage  output, working expenses, and value  of the ore, be  realised, the  property  will be able to pay large dividends{  tm   the ��525,U00 invested.      A test  shipment ot about three tons, sent to  the Tacoma smelter, gave 94 ounces  of silver and 59.2 per cent, lead, or a  gross vaiue of ^7.35 per ton.'  The  results achieved in .other mines in the  Slocan certainly go to show tl at properties in that district are likely  to  yield   profits   and   attain   a  value  scarcely realized at present.     The  gold properties of th<p Trail creek district nave caused outsiders to. overtook   the   possibilities' of still  more  j>TOh>bl6srasali��-hefa^  the immense, -deposits of-si I ver and  lead-:ores in the]STqcaif rlistf icTy?JThe  success of the Gaiena Alines; imnitcd,  would, however, prove  to  be a big  advertisement in London for British  Columbia ��� mining  enterprises,   both  rom ifcpieing the first Slocan company  to be floated iu this manner, and from  the  respeetab'e auspices in London  under which it was brought out.  MUSING JXG'��ES.  H.ippcuings    of    Interest   Among   the  Treasure  Vaults.,  There is some talk of Crown granting and stocking the Arlington in the  spring.  The contract tunnel on the Edn.on-  fo.i is in sixty feet, and the showing  satisfactory,  The Enterprise continues to ship  four carloads of ore a week to the  smelter at Omaha.  The Exchange on Springer creek  has been "closed down for a time.  The tunnel is now in 40 feet.  Assays from the tailings ofthe Slocan Star concentrator show as high as  2-' ounces in silver to the ton.  McN chol & SoRelle report that  they have struck a fine ledge on tho  North Exchange after driving a G0-  tunnel.  TheSlocan Bob on Robertson creek  is looking better each day. It is  under bond to eastern men at a large  figure. ;'���_  Mr. Rosf, foreman of .tiie Silver  Nugget, on Eight Mile creek, was in  town this week and repoats the showing on his company's property as  being splendid  The first raw idin >��� for S\ e in City  .comnuMHHMi last week. Muiien, tiie  ivicker, is now drawing in the ore  from the Two Friends or, i Aiv.1i!<les.  The other .claim's on. Springer will  soon follow suit.  y'v  n  �� It' '  ��mjdL  . ..-^i.  ^- Fourth Year  THE   UZPGK.  ���g  ./*  r^  Dosen't Want the Works.  J. J. Crowley, supervising special  agent of the treasury department, in  his annual report opposes the erection  of sampling works at Northport and  him like tallow. He took -it. in his  boat and rowed to his home at Graiir  ville. where he tried to boil it down  and make soft soap.  Failing to do so, he threw the re'  mainder of the supposed tallow away.  Bonner's Ferry.    Mr.  Crowley  says j He bad about lOOpounds of the  ina  that the erection and   operating   of j terial in alt, he estimates,  and  had  such sampling: works will necessitate  the expenditure ot a." large sum of  money. Instead he suggests that the  ore be allowed to go forward to properly equipped smelting establish  merits where a competent office*' of  the government would ascertain the  amount of the duty.  The.total wealth of the richest family in the .world, the Rothschilds, is  said toamonut to more than $2,000,-  00,), 000. This great mass of property  doubles itself every fifteen years. It  would not seem impossible for. the  wealth of the entire world to come  inr-o the hands of these-fortunate Jews  were it not for the one fact. Owing  doubtless to the constant inter-marriage with each other, the vouhsrer  gene at on of the Rothschilds has so  degenerated that not one of them, it  is said, is capable of succeeding to  the leadership of the. family and of  managing its vast interests, ������  .He was BloAvecl.  ' A negro was sick, and a friendly  colored brother came to see him, and  asked what was the cause- of his illness. The darkey replied;.-. 'Ts  feelin' poorly. My mule done gone  an' got sick, and I went to tho. boss  doetor and he tole me what to do. He  tole me to git er tin tube and put de  tube in de mule's mouf and blow de  medersin down his\ froat. I got  ebrything ready to alow and de mule  blpwedfust, and! tell-yer, .'brudder,  dat ar mule medersimwas7 too much  for dis here nigger.    .  Ontario Industries Benefitting.  It has already been remarked that  the development of our mineral re  sources would induce an accompanying boom in other industries. Such a  result is already beginning to be realized! and this despite the poor transportation facilities existing between  Ontario and the Kootenay district.  The "William Hamilton Manufaetur  ing Company are shipping from their  works at Peterborough an unusually  large marine boiler which is ��� being  sent to British Columbia, where it  goes into a steamer for the Columbia  and Kootenay Steam Navigation  Company for a stern-wheel stoamer,  fitted with all modern improvements,  sailing the Columbia River and  Arrow Lakes in the Kootenay country. The boiler is of the locomotive  type, with a working preasure of 160  lbs. Its length is 28 feet overall,  the diameter of the barrel is 6 feet,  the measurements of the fire-box, in  which over two cords of wood can be  consumed- at one time, are 8 feet long  7 feet 7 inches from top of grate bars  to top of furnace, and averages 5 feet  0 inches in w'dth.  only kept six pounds of it after the  rest had been destroyed. He wa>  told that it was a very valuable article, and in consequence he brought  a sample of it to a drug store, where  he was offered for it a price which by  no means approached its valur.  5 Air. IQnghorn went {back to Digby  by the steamer Prince Rupert 'aijd  took the ambergris to a local draijg&t.  who, upon close examination, identi  fied it and on looking up the price  list found that .it was worth ^per  ounce.  The fisherman's feeliugs can be  imagined when he learned that he  had wasted about 9o pounds of, the  ambergris, which, had he kept it,  would have brought him for the lot  ��56,000, As it is, .he only has left  about six pounds. The same which  was shown to the reporter at the drug  store was broken from a lump weighing1 42 pounds, I* resembles - tallow  very much. Ambergris is a so'ljjd,.  fatty .substance ot a dull gray' cold!*,  the shade being variagated, like  marble and possesses a peculiar,  sweet, earth v odor.  It is a morbid secretion formed''-in  the intestines of the spermaceti whale,  and is generally, found floating-on the  sea shore and in lumps weighing  from one-half an ounce to- one hundred pounds. .   .  The sample is still in the hands of  the Digby druggist and will probably be sent to the States,, where,a deal  will-be made? for the whole. It- is  ^needless to , Say> thatf Mr. { Kiraqbprn,  'who wasJso lucky in-making the nnd  is being congratulated from all quarters upon.his rapid rise on the road to  wealth.  Sfi  1  J  C. S. RASHDALL, A. E FAUQUIER.  Notary Public.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER,  HINES AND REAL ESTATE.  Mining; Interests Bought, Sold and Bonded.  Correspondence Invited.  Completc'lisfcsofelaimsforsale, abstracts of claim*, conveyancing ,  ' HEW BEHVER,    -   -     B.G.  ;!  8  :u -i  J-  Threw Away a Fortune.  The little town of Digby, Nova  Scotia, is very much excited at present  over the finding of some ambergis by  Isaiah Ringhorn, a fisher num. who  lives in Granville, a small river  ��� across the river from Digby, says the  Sr., John Telegraph. MrV-Kihghorn  was in. conversation with a reporter,  and told the story of his find. -  He. had been rowing along the bay  shore at Granville in liis boat one dav  last week, ai d noticed some "stuff'  floating 011 the water.     It looked  to  . The seat of pride is .'in ��� the ��� heart,'  and only ; and if it be not there; i:i is  neither in the looks nor in the clothes.  ���Lord Claredon. '../���*.  Self control is promoted by humility. Pride .is a fruitful source of  uneasiness. It keeps the mind in  disquiet. Humility is the antidote to  this evil.���Mrs. Sigourney.  Every man has his chain and clog,  onlv it is looser and  lighter to one  ar  it  than to another; and he is more  ease who takes it up and carries  than he who drags it.---Seneca.  The most insignificant people are  the most apt to sneer at others They  are safe from reprisals, and have no  hope of rising in their own esteem by  lowering their neighbors.���Hazlitt.  The greatest results in life are  usually attained by simple means and  the evercise of ordinary qualities.  These may, for the most part be summed up in these two���common sense  and perseverance. ��� Faltham...    -     h  Sat ire is a sort of gla ss, wh crcin beers generally discover everybody's  face but their own ; which is the chief  reason for the reception it meets' in  the world, and that so very few are.  offended with it.    Swift.  If thou art rich, then show the  greatness of thy fortune ; or what is  better, the greatness of thy soul, in  the meekness of thy conversation 7  condescend to men of low estate, support the distressed, and patronise the  neglected.    Be great.���Sterne.  To know the pains of power, we  we must go to those who have it; to  know its pleasuers we must go to  those who are seeking it. Tlie pains  of power are real; its pleasures imaginary.���Ool ton.  J.R.&B. Cameron  Formerly of, Winnipeg.  EuriiisH Clothing'  ���: in the :'���  -   Latest Styl-  of the :--- ��� *���  Ok  Sg^JTTF?  Tailors Aft.  !__PL_L THUEE FORKS & SANDON.  innon,  Do not put Sand in their Sugar  or Flies in their Butter;  All other goods are treated in the same way.  SANDOfr,   ���'-������>:' *   * THHF^OBiIv^' ��� and "^ "���-fMUVKKTON-,  And consumers are requested t.o call early and many'times.  The Firm aim to have everything First-Class except prices.  The latter is not as high as it might be considering the present hurrah in  the Silvery Slocan.  &SJ  Wf&.  ers-  ists,  |2J  DEALERS IN  isppnes-  X'- :���,��:,77-7-^.;��� v-^FISIHN^  ''\ (^GARDEN: and FLOWER;SEEDS^.;  A Full and Complete stock always on hand  Mail orders will receive .our immediate attention.  ��� ' ma���)������nmnou  E.G. Agents f��n  Det-Vep pipei Clay Company,  ��� "'."'''.     ..''���'      ������'...'��� , { ���,"..'-���  Salter and Josephine Sts.,  ; y; .  ,;-y . rlEfisoi4, B.c. E��W59��"��ut:,  )  i  it  i;  11  1$  M  i  $  ���i;*!  ?,-���  1  \  ITcttivIi Year  THE   LEI)��E.  First Bank Established in the Slocan ;U     N T.       T WIG G  NEW DENVER. B. C.  Provincial  Land Surveyor.  fltit of BritM ColUia.  Incorporated by Royal Charter 1832.  Capital (with power to increase) $2,920,���)  Reserve       48S,6j3  Head Office: 0) LombwdStreet, London, Eny.  branches:  In British Columbia:���Victoria, Vancouver, New  Westminister ,Nanalmo,Kamloops,NELSON,  KASLO and SANDON, (Slocan District).  In the United States:���San Francisco and Portland.  MINERAL Claims, Mines, Timber Limits, etc..  surveyed.  ADRISCOLL/CE.,  Dominion and Provincial  Land Surveyor.  Agents and Correspondents t  CANADA :���Canud tn Bank of Commarce,  Merchants1 Bank ot Canada, the Molsons Bank,  Imperial Bank of Canada and Bank of Nova  Scotia. UNITED fcTATESr-Canadian Bank  of Commerce (Agency), New York; Ba'ik of  Nova Scotia, Chicago. The London and S.mi  Nranct?co Bank, Ltd., Tacoma. The Pug t  Sound National Bank. Seattle.   The Exchanp"  -Bank    ol.    Australash.  National Bank; Spokane.   AUSTRALIA   AXD  NEW  - 55EALAND :~Bank  HONOLULU :   Bishop & Co,  BANK OF  BRITISH NORTH AMERICA  ' ESTABLISHED IX 188<i.  INCORPORATED BY ROYAL CHAUTKR IN 18401  Correspondence Solicited.  M  W  BRIJNER M, D.,  PHY8ICIAN AN���� SUKfiKON.  Three Forks,       -      B.C.  r '  A FULL Line of D^ugs and Prescription Remedies kei>t on hantl.  DR. A. S. MARSHALL  KASLO & SLOGAN RY.  TIMS CAKD Ho. 1.  IN EFFECT WED. HQV. 25, 1895  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Leave 8 ��) A.M. Kaslo Arrive, :i f>0 P.M.  �����   8 SO ������ South Fork .*' 3 15 �����  "   9 .T> " Snroulft's ����� 2 15 "  "  9 51 ������ Whitewater     " �� 00 ���'  .'��� 10 OS ���' Bear Lake ����� 148 "  ,'!��� 10,18 " McGuisunl V 1 33 "  " 10" 30    " Bailey's '" 1 21 "  ���'10 38 ���" Junction " 1 li "  Mm Ms k Irieri  Nelson & t. She p p ard  Red Mountain  RAILWAYS  DENTIST;  KASLO,  B.C.  Pnid-ns* Capital ��1,000.000 Sterling  Reserve F��md         275,000  London  Okkick���3 Clements Lane, Lombard  St., E. C.  COURT   OP   DIRECTORS.  J. H. Brodie E. A. Hoare  John JaiTtte3 Cater H. J. .B. Kendall  Gaspard Farrer J.-J. Kingsford  Henry it. Fairer Frederic Lubbock '  Richard H. Giyn , .    . Geo. D. Whatman  Secretary���A. G. Wallis.  Head Office in,Canada���St: Jamcs-St.,..  Montreal, ,      '  >,   -  H. SrtXEMAN, - -       - General Manager  ,E. Stanokk,   Inspector.  BRANCHES   IN CANADA/  London Kingston Halifax N, S.  Brantfofd Ottawa   ��� . - -Rj^shmdrJtfcCj ���_  Paris'.- Montreal   */; rrSandtfnyB.C.  Hamilton Quebec        ., VfetorbC,'B1C.  Toronto St- John, N.B. Vancouver, B.C.-  Frederieton, N.B., Wninij)eg,Man. Brandon, Man.  AGENTS IN THE UNITED STATES, ETC. .  New York���52 Wall Street���W. Lawson & J. C  Welsh.  Sju Francisco--124  Sarisom St.���H. M. I. Me-  Mlehael and JV R. Ambrose.  ,   London Bankers���The Bank of Englahd,Messrs.  Glyn & Co.  Foreign Agents���Liver >ool���Bank of Liver  pool. Scotland���National Bank of Scotland  Limited, and branches. Ireland���Provincial  Binkof Ireland. Ltd., and branches, National  Bmk, Ltd., and branches. Australia���Union  Bmk of Australia, Ltd. New Zealand���Union  Bank of Australia, Ltd. India, China and Japan  ���Mercantile Bank of India, Ltd. Agra Bank.  Ltd. West Indies���Colonial Bank. Paris-  Messrs. Marcuard, Krauss et Cie. Lyons���Credit  Lyonnais. Sandon Branch���H. G. Marquis,Acting Mxnager.  ^   S. ANDREWS,  Notary Public, Conveyancer, Etc.  Mining and Real Estate Broker.  ������SOLE   AGENT   FOR���--  The  Canadian   Fire  Insurance Co.  SLOCAN CITY, B.C  J. Edmond Angripon,  Late of Montreal.  SHAVING AND  HAIRDRESSING  PARLORS,  NEW DENVER, B.  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago. j--    -���  Office: Over Byera* Hardware store.  SWILLIM   & J0fl��S0N,  (McGtll.)  MINING ENGINEERS  &, ANALY-CHEMISTS,  SLiOCAJSi CITY,    -    Bi C.  W. J. Trethewey, E.M. M. A. Bucke, M.E  TRETHEWEY & BUCKE,  Arr. 10 50  ti  Sandon  Leave 1 00   "  For rates and iniormation apply at  Company's Offices.  ROBT. IRVING,        R. W. BRYAN,  Traffic Mugr. Supt. and Ass't Trras.  THE STEAMER  W.HUNTER  ���: LEAVES:-  1 -4' I  E!  . EXAMINATIONS,;  Reports.  Asseys. Analysis. Underground Plahs.  15 Years Experience.-  IfLASIjO,       ��� - - B. O  HOWARD WEST  Arfsoc. R. S. M., London. Eng.  Mining Engineer,  Analytical Chemist,  and Assayer.  Properties Examined and Reported  on for Intending Purchasers.  Assay Office and Chemical Laboratory.  Bellevue Ave*, New DenSter, B. C  COLUMBIA &  WESTERN  RY.  E TABLE.  EVERY MORNING at 8 O'clock  (Sundays excepted)   ,  War i^-   ���  ^jtDVERTON,  .'!:���..;:, SLOCAN CITY  and all intermediate points.  Returning will, if possible, make  connection with the west-bound train  on-theN.&S. Rv.  powder -'carried oril v om Fridays.  The only all rail route without change  of ears between Nelson and Rossland  and Spokane and Rossland.  Only Route to Trail Creek  and-Mineral District ofthe  ���CoiviHe Reservation, Nelson, Kaslo,  Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Daily, Except Sunday.  Lkavk. Akrivk.  9:00 a.m.       NELSON       5:20 p.m.  10:40 " ROSSLAND     3:G0   "  7:00 a. m.      SPOKANE    ' 7:00 p. m  Close connection with Steamers for Kaslo and  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle  River and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with stajre daity.  Steam Nav. Co., Ltd.  * TIMiHJ O-AlRJD ISTo.   10.  In Effect on Monday, June 8,1896.  G. L. ESTABROOK,  . Master  Time Table subject  to change without  notice.  GANADIA!  Trains lea^e Trail, (excefit Sundays) at 10::{0 a.m.  --"and 5 p hi.  Trains leave ftossland. (except Sunday.^, at 7am  and 8pm  On Sundays train leaves Rossland at fi;30 a m. and  retu,rns from Trail at 10:30 a m.  ConnecHons with all steamers at Trail.  F. P. GUTELIUS.  Gen Supt.  THE  BTEAMER.;  Also Dealer in  Ira ported iiidDomdstic Cigars,  Tobaccos,  Cigarettes  Confectionery,  Etc., Etc.  Ncwnarket Block,      -      NEW   DENVER.  Leaver Kaslo every morning at 7,  and Nelson every afternoon ai 3.30.  J AS. WAUGH,      GEO. F. HAYWA RD.  Purser. Master.  lAILWAY  The Quickest  Cheapest Route  East  or  West.  ARROWHEAD-TRAIL   R^QUTE.���STEAMER,  V " *" .' '   NA'KTiSP , - y    '  v^.w;^i-:^���^^S6utllBp^Jhdl^Bad.pp>r_u,'."     ���- \\y< '  Mon. Wed. Fri.       7p.m! De      ARROWHEAD  ,,      ��<      ����        11 p m. Ar)        VATt'TTGP  12 m.    De/       WAK.USP  Tues.Thur.Sat.;   12^JJ pj}   *   ROBSON  "       '���*      M ^pin \x TRAIL  North Bound Read up.  Wed.-Fri. Sun.   11:80 a m Ar     ARROWHEAD  ���      ���      ���        7:30 a m De  6     am Ar  Tues Thurs. Sat  fJ:30l,mDe  ���' "       "   4:30 pmDe  ��� Connections at Arrowhead with C. P. Ry. to and  from Revelstoke and ail points east and west.  Connections at Naksup with N. & S. Ry. to and  from Slocan point*.  Connections at Robson with C. & K. Ry. to and  from Nelson and Kootenay lake points.  Connections at Trail with C. & W. Ry. to and  from Rossland.  Connections at Traili with Str. Lytton to and  from W'anetaf Northport and Spokane.  NAKUSP  ROBSON  TRAIL  Steamer leaves Nakusp every S'in  day,   Wednesday   and   Friday  morning, making" close connection  at  Reyelstoke with trains   for  all points East or West.  Before you travel get information from  C.P.R.   Agents as to time and  rates.    It will save you money  Apply to nearest Railway Agent  or to  GEO. McL. BROWN.  District Passenger Agent,  Vancouver  TRAIL-NORTHPORTROUTE-STR.  LYTTON.  8 a m De TRAIL* " "   Ar 4:30 p in  9 am Ar        WANETA De3     n m  lOamAr    NORTHPORT    Del     pm  Daily except Sunday. "'  Connections at Northport with S. F. & N. R'y to  and from Spokane and way points.  Connections sftiTrail .with C. &AV. R'y to and  from Rossland.  Connections at Trait.with Str. Nakusp to and  from Robson.JNakusp and Revelstoke.  KOOTENAY   LAKE   ROUTE���STEAMER  KOKANEE.      .  Ar    9:30.ariv  Do    5:30 am  4:15 pm De      NELSO?ir  8     pm Ar       KASLO  Daily except Sunday.  Saturday, June flth and every 2nd Saturday following; Steamer leaves' KasloatlOp.m for Bonner's  Ferry; Returning, leaves Bon ner'c Ferry Sunday  at noon.  Connections at Nelson with C. & K. R'y to and  from Robson,.-Trail, Rossland, Nakusp, Revelstoke  and C.P. R'y 'points.  Connections at Nelson with N. & F.S. R'y to and  from Spokane and way points.  Connections at Kaslo with K. & S. R'y ffo and  from Slocan points.  Connections'at Bonner's Ferry with G. N. Ry.  The. company reserves the riffht to .change this  schedule at any time without notice.  For full information as to tickets. ra*e��  eW   in-  ply at the Company's offices. Nelson, B.C.      '���'��� *  T. ALLAN, Srv-y.  NiiLSCN.B'C.  J. W. TROUP  Manager  X.  1  >fL^.irJ.>** V-J' Fouitfa. Y.e.:r  THE   LEDGE.  i- <"*  '/  Published every Thursday.  R.     T.    LOWERY,    EDITOR    AND  FINANCIER.   '  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  OX li YBAH $2.00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  serfion, 10 cents t>er line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  O irrespoudence from every partof the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  ahvjys acceptable. Write on both sides of the  pa er if you wish. Always send something good  no it itter how crude. Get your copy in while it  i> h��t, and we will do the rest.  To stand by the flag- until Hades i coming daily a more formidable rival  congeals and'the U.S.  alien law is to our enemy ; when we  are  hourly  stimulating1 her jealousy by the exploiting" and development of our re  sources ;   when we are  preparing tc  T 1URSDAY,   DECEMBER 31, 1896.  Lo morrow is the first day in a  year that will long be remembered  in the mining amials of Canada.  sitting on the ice. *  .To welcome every tenderfoot who  donates two plunks to this, New Den- J clutch at the  highest feathers m'hei  * '     " cap; when we are  making  bold to  emulate her prosperity at the same  time that we exhibit a higher civilisation and a better type of manhood  COLUMBIA  X .KOOTENAY'  lUlLWAY-ANP'NAVI- .  GATION CO.  ver's leading paper.  'To build the Crow's Nest Pass railway. t  To help take up the bond on Canada, and give this glorious Dominion  a chance to snitF the air ot independence,  To be good to every pilgrim who  strikes the camp and is inclined to  oing about" the ma lie left behind liim'.'  CANADIANS   IN   WASHINGTON.  "Why," said a Chicago man, the  other day, " you dannucks don't appreciate your own advantages. - You  haven't wakened up to the value of  your possessions, If Chicago alone  there are 300 brokers' offices where  Canadian mining stocks are being  vigorously handled."  P A O'FaRrel in a recent talk  about the Sloean said :  "The Slocan is about the richest  galena district ever known to man.  There is lead and silver stored in the  lodes of the Slocan mountains sul'fici-  ent to pav off the national debts of  France ar.d the United States. .It,  will take a generation to get it out,  and,.i�� the process millions will be  benefitted and enriched;"  Canadians who follow the mining  business will find it to their ad vant  age to become citizens of the United  States. By doing so they can operate1  in both countries upon equal terms.  By not being citizens Dt Uncle SamV  country they are shut out from holding or staking mineral claims in tha'  republic for. which a patent has not  been obtained, while in the Dominion  an alien is just, as good as a citizen,  minerally speaking.  The Gibson stock is being sold in  Toronto  by  C.   B. Murray.    He ad-  vertises this property as being in the  heart of the Slooah   While the Gibson  ;s a promising property it is not in the  Slocan at all.    It is on Kaslo creek in  tiie Ainsworth division.    TheSlocan's  name  is taken advantage  of  upon  (���.very occasion  by stock dealers in  Toronto, some of whom do nor, value  y ath very highly.  In 1890 the number of Canadians in  the Scate of Washington amounted to  60,000. C. H. Lugrain writing about  it to an eastern paper, says :���  "It is a remarkable tact tjiat there  are more Canadians  in  the State of  Washington than there are in'tlie ad  joining.province of British Columbia,  and yet if the two are compared it  will' be  found   that   the   Canadian  province far surpasses the American  state in natural ��� resources * and  in opportunities "which capital, energy and  courage can  turn to  good account  The province is  nearly four times as  large as the state, and  although  ��  large portion of its area  must be left,  out of consideration   because of its  high latitude or high elevation, the  fact remains that British  Columbia  has more umber,  more gold, more  silver,   more tioal,  more iron, more  copper,    more .  extensive.\fisheries,,  more grazing lands, probably no less  an area of arable .lands and a,better  geographical position   in  respect to  .the growing commerce of the' Pacific  Ovican than the state to the south of it;  Yet Washington  has   six  /times, .at  lea&t. the population of British Columbia, and of its population  more than  Mie-sixth were  born  in Canada. ��� Is  not this simple and literally correct  statement ofthe case enough to challenge the attention of  the  people of:  the Dominion ?     Can the Canadian'  government and parliament attempt  a more patriotic task than to discou-  ver a means whereby the Canadian  portion of the great Pacinc Northwest  can keep step with its neighbor to the  south in the great march of progress  which has now begun?"  From present appearances it looks  to us as though in a short time there  will be more Yanks,in British Columbia than there are in tne State oi  Washington.  if is at such a time that an artificial  handicap is placed upon us in the  race by the solemn acknowledgement  of the mother country, in the face of  Christendom, that the United States is  the paramount power, and is entitled  to a preponderating influence in this  "hemisphere, and that-so tar as this  continent is cone'erned, , no. matter  what the prowess or ambition of her  children, or the richness of the heri-.  tage God has honored them fwith.  Great Britain sinks to the level of a  second-class power.' .We are unworthy of our sires, unworthy .of of .the  enchanting country we possess, un  worthy of our fortune���aye, unworthy of the ' very motherland that  puts this indignity upon us if we  tamely submit to it without exhausting every effort���vain though if may,  appear���to avert so signal.a mark of  .national degeneracy." ,-  _.���        ...,-..., ,.r. i.  NOTICE.  YTOTICE IS  HEREBY  GIVEN THAT {THE  A  i Ian, profile and book,of refer, ncc, of a branch  line of flu: above railway from its junction near  '.he mouth Slocan river and extending to the ��uulli  .Mid of Slocan'lake-, within the limits of "Slo.-mi  City," are now on i,l<>. in the Lund Registry Office  .1 Victoria.  J. D. TOWN LEY,  Secivtar.v.  Vanceuveij. 13, C..December LMih', 3��;>.  CEiiTIFiGATE OF iMPROVEiEHTS          ���   ���   zmammmmBmimmmmmimmmaMaMmKBL-mniwmi���m  purcell mineral clai\i:  We lead in First-Class work.  3 fine B*ith.'Boom's in connection:  Sea Salt Baths without extra charge.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division * f Weft  Kootenay DWrict. Located on ihe i.orth sio, e  of ihe t-onth.ftrk vi Carpenter, creek.  'PAKE-NOTICE that I, J, H. Gray, acting as  1 agent for the "Puree!}" Mining Gornnrat:< n,  Limited,!Foreign;J ree miner'.< certificate Nj.-S ���'.'��.:;,  intend sixty days ironi tne date heiuu\.to apply to  .he Alining Keeordei for a ceitJitenie oi im/iove-^  uieuts lor tlie purpo.-e oi obtaining: a Crown '^n.nt  ^i tlie above claim.- * , .  And further take notice that action, under section tt7, must lie commenced heft.re the issuance of  1 uch certificate oi impr veihents,   ,     ,'     . ,  Dated tnis _yth day o. December, 1.89(3 N' '    .       ,'  WINDSOR AND SILVER SMITH MINERAL  CLAIMS'.'   ''  J. S; REEDER, Prop.  NOTIOE^  ALL   ACCOUNTS'. DUE ' TFTOS. NORWAY,  A.   -rhree Forks', mu-th��-��ald t.  R: B. KERR,  New. Den ver, ,or tliey wiUybc i laced in. court foi  collection.   /   .' '       ���'   X' "   - -  ii' '" ���'  '  X   %\-  J: "7 ������>. *  .  \i T.-NO^OXJAV.-  J55-4  NOTICE.  PROVINClA L SECRETARY'S OFFICE.  HIS   HONOR,    THE    LIEUTENANT-GOV  ernor. has been pleased to make the following  appointment :���  . 1st December, 1893.  Emit. Pour,, of the Town of New Denver.  Esquire, M.D., to be Deputy Coroner for, the Sloean  Mining Div'Mon of We��t Kootenay Electoral Di ���-  ti-ict durin ��� the absence of -T. E. Bronze. Esquiri }  M. D., the Coroner for tlie said division.  Situated in the Slocan -Mining- Division of We.-*t  Kootenay, located adjoining- Slocan Star.  PAKE NOTICE thr.t'I, Herbert T'.'Twiu:g.rtgent  1 ��� tor Ji.) ron N.> \V bite Co.,. Free-Miner '.���< v���u t iii -  y.vte No. \ub2i, intend, sixty days from the dale  nereoi. .to apply' to the , Mining-- Recorder "for  /crtincn-ert ui' improvements. J or the purpose of  obtaining a s Crown grant of each of .the al ove  ���claims,   ' -     i  ���   - ���    ; i,      .-������'',  ' And further take notice that action iin der Section ,  ���;7 ..milst l.e-commenced , before'thu issuance, .of .'���  such certificates oj iiTiLroYcments^    ���*   "��  I. Datad tins y'i day ,of December; I8$i,'-     ,  1-2-81 '  . -'/H_GljyAXliVfMINJ^AL .CLAIM. ;v.  d'U'iited in the Slocau;NMining Divi4oii.of Wcrf  Ivuoienay   District'.' -Located on ihe .Galena  ' ��� Farm, aoj.iniu^ tlie Peerle-siRwJ.". d) Mineral  Clanh-ou' the North-west.--      -,  PA KE    NOTICE   ��THAI-- ��� L \ FiiANCIS   J ���  I   ,0'Keilly; as jigentfor "John McOlementM No*  .i  Ceitiucate-W-ftW. Nellie Delaney  Nu. oi Cert-.ti-  ate7-140^, J. C. Bolander No. pf Cer.iiicati OSsuP,  aid D   A.-\an Don: No. of   Certilicate   0(5088,  ���utend, Sixty days from date hereof, toapiily to  tlie Mining Recuuier for a certificate of inii-i'ovj.-  aieut.-, ior tne yuiipo&e of obtaining a Crown^runt  a tiie abjve claim.  Aud furtl er take notice that action, under pcc-  Jon-:*7, un st be commenced before the Nuance'of  'Uc-ii certn cate of improvement*.  Dated thi- lflth day of December. I8.r.3. \2-t\  CANADA   BETRAYED  RESOLUTIONS   FOR   1897.  In spite of the popular saying that  the trail to hell is graded with good  resolutions, we ha' e decided to turn  over another leaf and make the fo lowing resolutions for the new year that  will come upon us late this evening:  To trace every lead of live ads. in  the Slocan. -  To'assav the B C. Goyernmrnt  regularly.  To t\\ .st the tail of every wildcat  that we can trap.  George Tait Blackstock, in the December issue of the Canadian Magazine, in the following language  charges Lord Salisbury with betraying Canada and her interests: "View  it in any light we may, we Canadians  cannot regard the events now passing  otherwise than with the gravest  alarm. , Up to the present time there  have been upon this continent two  great powers, the  United States and  Great Britainf   In the struggle for  ���'prosperity and success, for the exten  tion and development of empire and  influence, there  has been a fair field  and no favor, except such ad vantages  as nature or fortune  has  conferred  u] on one or the other.     But now at a  mos" important crisis in our history,  when we have  cast, our swaddling  olothes, and have grown into a robusiv  v-qforouts  and   hopev'ul   adolescence;  when our fortunes are growing up by  lea^y and bounds;   when we are.'.be-  NOTICE  VJOTICE i"* hereby given that anplication wil"  .N    be made 11 ihe L'��-t3lative Assembly of 1h-  I'rov'uce of B.itish Columbia at its-next'session  "or an act euablhig the Noble Five Cmsolidater"  Minjng and Milling Com"ai.v (Fore'j'v'i), to   ap  ro . liiLO i.ve bundled (5'JD) inches of the waterK  f C>d/ cock,  in  the S.��.��cju .\iiniu^-Division,  We'jfc Kooten-iy Disi.Icr, to e:ect flumos n: <b  )Ci.p 'U* of   oneratin''"  a   con cem rati ir,  eK'ci..i.  I'vlv olant. nov/c d iis and all  other ^u.-��ost,r  u"ual, necc'3'. .y or incidental t> the mining o:  n'lliu ;ofo es,'fo. J<he i u.po?c of expropri���nn.<:  !���iu7s .0/ such I'luvc c..  NOBLE FIVK CONSOLIDATED MINIX'  s AND MILLING CO?,n��A-NY, (Foreign)  a mi  T-  NO  10'-  Lm   1  VOTICE.���THE    COLUMBIA  -^    enay Railway and Na-v >ja. on Com  AND   KOOT  -My ..will  apply to.the ���Parliament of Cnada at its  next  ysion for an  Act authoriz-nj? the Company to  consiruct the,'Railway.''mentioned ni Ssction z of  the Act .">'J Victoiin, Chaitier-i.% namely a railway  batween .some    )int on its present line ."between  .Nelson and R.-'lnon on-the'.South. a-iidORevelstoke  on" the Nor 111, .tog-ether /with   such bran eh   or.  lnanches of that railway or of its main line a-s.jn'y.y  fx-om time to time be autho.i^ed by the: Govern-.  or-in-Council not exceeding in-; any :onefe. ;e the  length of thirty, miles coin men cin ,��?������ the same op or  before the first of Jiily, l90O,,and complethiR- it  within five years from ?;hat date.  ,y v .. ��� ; J. D. town;-sy,  X:X.zij'  Vancouver. B. C, :  24th November. isa��.  SLOCAN   QUE FN . AND    ENTERPRISE  ^MINERAL   CLAIMS"   >  Slocan Minhrj- Division gf West Kco ennv V:t-  ti'Ci. Looaiia Sou.l/ of Ti-ji W'-u Ci'cck, 7  m'V'jfiom Slocan L.I.e,  A��:3 NOTICE that I. iieibert T. T^\ !'>;������ rs  uit icr Jolui A. Finch, free-miners ceiiit.-  cateii o. ��.ri('.'0, intend -*i.\ty dnys' lrom the date  hei'.i',- to aoply , to the Mining Recorder l<r  certiilcates of improveinents for tbe pun ve.of  obi ���u-,ii{j a Crown giant ol f:.ch if <he abo-\e  And i'uither take notice that action under fection  37 must be commenced b-ilr .e the j-.t-uance of siu h  c. . i..��ic\J.tesof improvemen  :'  Dated tb's 3rd day of Decembr.��, 1896. " l_-3  SLOCAN KINO, JENNIE AND EMMA  MINERAL CLAIMS.  li'uaf? in the Slocan Division, WcVi Kootenay  ,      Die-!.let, rdjoiuin.'v tlie Sloean Star, i*.uili of  Sandon."B. C. ' ���  'PAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T. Twljrjf as  I a.^ent ior the B iron N. White Comncny, free  ninei's ceililicite No. _U��2l, intend, sixty da\a  rom the date, hereof, to ao -ly to the Mining- lu -  ��� , ���der. i or cert ideal ivs of impvovenients, ior ihe  urposo oi* ol.-vainin^v a Clown gran,t of-each of  '.he'abnve Maim?.,  And ������ii'.-'Iiei- take notice that action, under Section 87. must be commenced beioic the ksuance  of sucbi ceiiiiicates of imp.ovemeii'3..���;.. ���  Dated this l_tli day of November, 189G.  '������   ���     ' ������������:��� 12-11  ���CARNATION MINERAL CLAIM.  Sii'nate in the Sl-n-an Mining Division of West  Koou'iiay Disivicf.' Located east of the Reed  & 'Tende'i-foot. ;.   ���'���> .'.-  nn-A KE NOTICE; ihat I. Hcrbei t T. Tv/ig��r 'Vs  1 jvavul ic. Donald D..-Mann, free miner's cer-  -..'ticpte No. 679:;5, intend, sixty days frcn thediate  ho-veof, to aixply ��� . ihe Minhig: Recoi'der ior a cer-  v'.nctia of ���inij>rovemenl8, ior the" pu.rpr.-\- ofob-  u'..ining- a CiOwn grant oi the al.'ove cktim;  AikV-iu iliri- i ke notice that action under  Sec'ii.n 37 must be commenced before ihe i^su-  an'cce of sdeh ce^-ificate of mmiovemenis.  Duu'U il-3 ]2'h r!i;y of Nc vcmbci, tw.'u   1  '- ��� 12-11 n''>i\rt:;7;iE;  JLo^ii'hj-J.  Tlii,   LELGE.  ��EW COMPANIES.  B C Exploration' Co., Rossland;  $10,000. J Thomas, J B Owens, E  Miller. -:    ' '  Biff Six Co., Rossland ; $1,-5C0,C'.U  H McOutchen, A McNcisht W Brown,  JC Campbell.  Camp Hewitt Co.. Vernon ; $1,000,-  C"0.    G A Han key, W J Armstrong,  ' J A McKelvie.  Canadian Mining Co., Sandon; $2,-  OOO.COO.. 0 K Hammond, G F Hopkins, W J Elliott, A W Stubbs, A D  Williams. '  Canada Prospecting, Co., Vancouver; $100,030. AS Tiiynne, .0 P  Skrine, A H Chaidecott.  CarnduffCo., Slocan City; $1,OCO-  OJO. J A Thompson, H McPherson,  F S A ndrews.  Drv Belt Coy, Sandon ; '$1,COO,COO.  M W" Brunei', I W Black, S B Hendee.  Fourteen Gold Mines Co., Rossland;  , . #5,01 V    I    ED Carpenter, H White,  L Jaffe. , .' ..  Golden Cache Extension Co.,'Vancouver ; $6C J,VC ). J D Stuart, G h  Allan, A A Jones.  Granite Mining Co., of Spokane,  registered Dec ��1.  Ibex  Mining Co, Kaslo; $300,000.  R W Bryan, A M Jarvis, C Hilliard,  -DW King, S B Steele, F Steele, W J  Tret he way,  Kootenay  and   North   West   Co.,  .   Rossland ; ,$1,03,000., ;L Mclnnes, J  Hampton, W Dreveiv  Noblesse Co,, Rossland:",$150, COO.  F W Bauer, T Parker, A C Gait, E  W Lijigran. , . . ,;; .  Olga Co., of Tacoma, registered  Dee.21 ;:   V y'.,y " /.^7'r-' .��� '��:  Ottawa ~ahd IvanhoeiCo.-Rossland ;  $2;t.O,CCO. '��� J F Ritchie, J K Clark;  PS Nash.    . .   ;  Scottish Columbia Co., Vancouver ;  $l,c:0,cJO G R Maxwell; J C Me-  Lagan, P R Ritchie*," A Oallv, J B  Smith, J T  Wilkinson, J S M<L<i. id.  Tin Horn Co.'. Victoria; $200,COO.  A A Davidson, W A Dier.C N Davidson .  Spencer Co., London, Eng; $5,-  Cj..,_u0. W F Gore, W McCraney,  R A Andersen, F Spencer.  Washington  Mining Co., Spokane,  Where the Trouble Was,  Somcrville Journal. - *  Dissatisfied customer���You've made  a mista ke somewhere. These clothes  don't lit me for a cent.  Tailor���No. . I haven't made any  mistake. The suit is all right* The  trouble is that you don't seem to fit  the clothes.  Grown*Up  Ones   Wanted.  A little fellow who lives near us  went into a shop some weeks ago to  buy a pair of gloves. The shopman  stared at his juvenile customer, and  asked .him what size he took. '.The  youngster promptly informed him.  "Do you want kid gloves, my boy?"  asked the shopman. "Kid gloves,"  ejaculated his customer. "I'm not a  'kid' now.   I want 'grown up' ones.'"  Still  Waiting ;for   Prosperity  The great American public is still  waiting for the prosperity which was  to tread on; the heels of Mc Kin ley's  triumph at the polls.     '      ;  . Prosperity is not treading very fast  or very far at this season in the United States.       "     -  After all, is-: said' and done, the  United States is largely, if not "mainly,,  an agricultural country. So long as  people were pouring in from Europe  to develop the resources ofthe nation,  the country enjoved prosperity.  These conditions- were sufficient to  ensure prosperity under any, tariff  policy. The population is still growing,, but, the resources which gave  opportunity to the growth of the population are developed, and American  protection ;jnust .'grapple with the  hadestf task; of all, it's; history.,,  ;J A g.yat many people bt-lieve that,  f. e prosperity Of. the United States  in the past was due, not to protection,  but to conditions, as, to. resources and  population which would have sufficed  to make the'United States prosperous  under any policy/ Protection has  now to bring a bout prosperity unaided  by these conditions, and. the task is  hard enough.  2XETW   _DE53Sr*VEl]E^.   _3. O.  This Hospital which was,opened in August, 1895, for the benefit of the  Miners in the Slocan District under the medical superintendence of Dr. J. E.  Brouse with thoroughly competent professional attendants, is equipped with  all appliances and conveniences necessary for the treatment of Surgical and  Medical cases. Situated as it is on the sliore of Slocan Lake.it affords every  advantage f<T the treatment of fever cases, the water supply and altitude  being more favorable than any other.point in the district.  Annual tickets entitling the holder in case of sickness or accident to  all the privileges of the Hospital, including free Medical and Surgical  attendance, nursing and board, may be secured at TWELVE DOLLARS  each, Miners in regular employ, subscribing through their pay roll at the  rate of ONE DOLLAR per month,can secure the privileges above mentioned.  Rates for non-subscrihers may also be obtained on application to  A.   E.   FAUQUIER,   Secretary  ����������������������  -^  The Newmarket  New BeRver,  SiSituated on the banks'of the beautiful Sloean Lake, and the guests can  . sit upon the balcony and gaze upo.i the grandest scenery in America  i   without any extra charge. t  ^X-S^3S^3?_S_35^    ���  The fire-escape system is excellent,  The rooms are airy and decorat  edvwith the laiest results of th<  ^ wall paper artist. The exterioi  ofthe hotel is painted in color?  that harmonize with theidealistu  .       scenery.'  Goldbugs, Silver Democrats, Canadian  Capitalists, Prospectors, Miners,  ��� ��� Tenderfeet, Ten Mile Millionaires  and Pilgrims of every shade in  Politics; Religion or Wealth are  welcome at this House.  -The Bar is replete with the most modern, as well as a"ncient  brands of nerve producers.  The    Resnit   of tlie Union,  registered Dec. 17  At the Menagerie.  First Street Arab���I heard tell that  camels often has to go a week without a drink  fee md Street A-ab���No wonder  they got then- backs up.  D. rJktown Dei>X sratiors.  Man v<:d de itch doan't in.:nd beV  scratched.  r   Nlggah df t ta'ks to hi uself talks ,o  afoot:   7.7; 7^ '!'  De moon doan't mmd de bulldogs  barkin'. '-;;  De stummick's not 'ticular when it's  hungry.-  Much washin' doan't mak e a nig-  gah whiter.  De higher a coon climbs de moah  he shows h s taf;.  When de wolf's preach'n' h jk out  tor de lambs. i  Man wid a honey tongue got a persimmon heart:  Weeds doan't mind how much deys ��� ^tte^^^^l^ei  planted* ]    < |reat heavens!" she murmered,  T    <r as de cabin dcor's low de nig- despai   igiy, as they placed her in a  gah must stoop. c'yir.    "My name is mud J"  RAINES -DUST���On September 31  by the Re v. < .Mr. Mixer,  Lotta Dust  to J. Phoring Raines-  New Zork Journal.  ���Nothing occurred to mar the beauty  and    ioyousness "of    the   occasion.  Everything was as .happy as could  be. .  T.ie eun shoe brightly in the  heavens. The coachman looked  smilingly contented, as though extra  well tipped ; the birds in the trees of  the adjacent churchyard carolled  strenuously, as though jealous of the  chiming bells, and the ciean-frocked  children threw wreaths of flowers and  cheers at the bride.  Yes. The wedding of the beautiful  Miss Dust to th y ha\ dsOme, happy  Mr. Raines was.:.indeed,a promising  one.  And now, the ceremony over, the  bride is escorted to the vestery.  There, she tremblingly and blush-  ingly signs her maiden name for the  last time.  She looked tenderly���and. a shade  regretfully, perhaps���at her signature, w hem her eyes suddenly fell  on the name of the man, who was  now united to her, a I -ve it. She  staggered  andi  would   have falls n.  The Diriins Room is always provided  ��� with food that is tasty, digestible*  -and satisfying to the inner  '   economy,of man  Stranger make for the Newmarket  when you reach the Slocan Me*  tropolis and do not for jet the  Landlord's name.    It is.  -' ���?;?.'��� -*-..���>>���. ���--  Heh^y. Stege,  Is becoming more populous ^��@����^  evervdav,   and many       Q��  ofthe new people are looking for lots upon which to  erect residences.  Real Estate under these circumstances must advance  ��  in value, and now is the time to buy from  ARgas McGillivray,  333��  _yi w��  mm  "^  Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  Can   It   Be   True.  Winnipeg:, Man.���The following  dispatch has reached Winnipeg via  New York:  Montreal, December 11.���-The  strong undercurrent of sentiment  throughout Canada favorable to a  separation from Great Britain and the  establishment of an independent Canadian republic on this continent has  begun to take a tangible shape. The  organization of independent clubs has  been in active progress during the  past five or six months and a convention has been called to meet in this  city in March next with the object of  federating all groups and clubs of the  Dominion, Until then the chief  wt rk will be to group individuals  favorable to an independenu'movement throughout Canada, that is, to  obtain the cooperation of all those  who favor the securing of national  independence by pacific means.  CANADIAN   NURSES   MUST  GO.  D%Barry Receives a Gratifying, Message  That Will Enable Him to War  on Women.  Buffalo, N. Y.���Immigration Inspector DeBarry received from Washington last night,notice of a new rul  ing by the Secretary of the Treasury  on the Alien Labor Law. This ruling  is on the question that was raised in  this city two years ago as to whether  the Canadian trained nurses. who  come to this country to work in hos  pitals do so in violation of law.  The Secretary of the Treasury has  .ruled that these nurses can be deport  ed.    As soon as Mr ..-De Ba rry -received*  the notice of this new ruling he started out to get lists of the Canadian,  nurses in the hospitals.    Mr. DeBarrv  said last night that all of these nurses,  would be deported.  , Inspector EstelI,'of Ogdensburg, if  now at Dansville, where he  went t<  deport five Canadian nuises who are  employed in a sanitarium ther��f  -<r��'-  Rabbit Mountain.  According  to advices  from Port  Arthur, reports reaching there irom  the Rabbit Mountain silver mine say  everything on that property is in  good shape, and the chances are thai  the mine will soon be turning oit bullion. A gang of men under Mr. W.  Leany of Wood side. Bros, foundry and  machine shop, Port Arthur, have beei  engaged for some time in, refitting,  cleaning, and in other ways putting  the vast amount of machinery in order  for use, the mine, having been closed  down. A gang of eight men are now  at work pumping out the.shafts of th<  mine, which have become filled with  water.  Capt. Dan McPhee, one ofthe owners of the mine, Js superintent ing the  work and hopes to have active min  ing work shortly.  The Rabbit Mountain .mine is three  miles west of the oncefamous; Beaver  mine, and is right inilie heart of the  big .silver producing group which  some years ago were turning out  hundreds ;of thousands of dollars'  worth of bright metal; Although fchr  price of silver is down at thepresent  time, ahoT that fa0t is a hai^ iorie f(>r  sil ver mine owners;; t;o t>uck: against,  it is generally hoped itl^at; t^^tarting  of the Rabbit Mounta iri^tiall be only  a commencement to> renewed activity  in silver mining here.  a*; municipal elections must be British  j-ubjects. . This Act   withdraws   the  franchise from a large proportion of  the residents of the new mining towns  ofthe Kootenay country.   More than  half the  population:; of Rossland is  made up of Americans,   While this  Act,,at first sight, seems harsh, we  think it will be generally approved  of by the people of Canada.   In fact  we might justifiably go a step or two  further in limiting the privileges of  Americans in this country.    Canada  is forced by the   American   people  themselves to do many things that  appear boorish and nnjustifiable. . If  we treated them in the same way as  they treat us we would not stop at  disfranchisement.    We would deny  them the privilege of owning property  in Canada unless they became British  subjects.   That would make it difficult for them to operate mines in this  country, and to make fortunes out of  our resources.    If Canada returned  tit for   tat  we   would   pass an. alien  labor law, to  prevent workiiigmen  coming into this country and competing with our own people.    A law  of this kind would shut out. hundreds  of miners who have left the, United  States for the higher wages of British  Columbia.   It would shut ouV'quite  a number of American operators wfio  have invaded'the Bothwell oil fields  with then . mechanics and drilling  outfits.   If Canada applied the screws  as tightly aft .the Americans apply  them to us they might complain witti  more reason, but as tbe laws of the  two countries stand at present they  are receiving better treatment than  they deserve.   The present would be  a favorable opportunity tqr Canada .to  force the United. States to withdraw  its unne.ighborly and   boorish , alieh  laws.    Under present conditions we  would   be  justified   in   denying"ah  American citizen the right /to own a  a mine or any other real estate in  the Dominion.   We would be justified  in excluding American  workingmen  from the  country.   We  are   not in  favor of establishing such harsh in  trrnational relations between the two  countries..but when-the American^  treat us" as Uitlanders we are forced*  "o treat them as   such   too.��� Toronto  World  TURNER, BEETON & CO.,  WHOLESALE   MERCHANTS,  SHIPPERS   AND  iMP   . TERS.  Victoria, B.G. London, Eng.  kootenay B^anch^ JSfEljtSOfi, B,C.  .. Q  '       -  0��~A Large Stock of ALL SIZED BAGS always on hand in NELSON.  THE   6LIFT0N   HGHSE,  -<i||||. SflJlDOH, B.CHllH''....  Is one of the Best Appointed Hotels in the Slocan.  ' Large and Airy Rooms  ���  Fi rst-Cl ass Di n i ng Room  ' ' * 1' " '  Sample Scorns for* Cdmmereial pen  JdHrl BUC^IiEY,  elisions <3i]��I |^aii]fg  are the viands served .at the  ������ i  an^oij.  A  r  ^/l'  w  Partake of them as often as possible, and you will see the  silvery light of satisfaction glimmer on the golden  (H^-       shore of substantiality.       -^g)  Lewis & Stauffer, Purveyors  Very  Ancient.  Cleveland Leader.  Miss'Parvenue (visiting in Boston)  ��� We belong to a very hbnorabh-  family."  Miss Beaconite���Indeed ?  Miss Parvenue���Yes ; papa built  an ancestral mansion last summer a>  cost of $250,000.    -  An  Expensive Erroiv  British Cdlumbirt andi the Ultlanderv  An Act passed at the last session of  the  Legislature of   British Columbia  provides that the only persons entitl  ed to vol e for aidermen or councillors  headed girl."  Harpers' B.��z��r. '  'Tarn always very carefu 1 to rea d  the proof  of all , my   circulars and  posters" said the dime museum man  ager.  "Yon say you are careful now. I  suppose from that you were" nor  always careful.'"  1 That is it exactly.    Aly lack of  care cost me a pretty penny of losse-  when I first, went into the business,  andjfche error which proved so expense was the mere transposition of-  Kvm lexers, too."  y^fell meabout it?"  y'Well.y there was a double  headed  girl: who was the n ost noted f rea k in  ;he %>rld at that time, and I engage d  her at a very  heavy salary for two  wee-RSiV-iSMV. my posters were stuck  ip all o^er the town  but very few  people^eame.   After four of five days  of losing business I went to examined  into". the thing, a nd I found that in  stead of  'two-headed   girl' the bill  said 'Tow- headed "Girl'   Of course no  one was going to pay to see a tow-  af>ifali��f.��,  12]GPS,  po��f>��cfop��,  Eat at the  ESTADRANT  when they come  to New Denver.  ft has one of the Oldest, Largest and Best  Dining Rooms in the Slocan.  _.��pv<*4 fotffrf out ��j2.  :^y;;>:-;?;i,^i."s:.^a;-j;& Fourth Year.  THE   hlLLi*E.  THIRTEEN   MONTHS IN   A   FEAR.  A Proposition to Start in i900 With  A   New Division   of. Time.  Scientific  American.  It is suggfsted that on Jan.. 1, 1900  a   new  division   of   the   year   into  thirteen months be instituted.    It is  ~s* claimed that this is not so preposter  ous as most people would be likely to  consider it a first thought.   If such a  division were made the first twelve  months would have just twenty-eight  days, or four'weeks each,  and the  month twentv-nine, to make.36fi, and  thirty in leap years After a fe*v  days there would be no need to refer  to calenders, as the same clay of the  week would have the' same date  through the year. If Jan, 1 were,  s-iv Mondav, every Monday would be  t'ie 1st. 8th. 15th and 22nd; every  . T lesda'v the 2nd, 9th, 16 and 23rd,  and so throughout the year. Tne  changes of the moon would be. on  about the same dates through the  year, and many calculations;- like  in crest, dates of maturing, notes,  Etster Sundav, and many other im  po -taut. dates would be simplified.,  Although the ��� present _reneratien  W >uld have to figure new dates for.  birthdays and all legal holidays exr-  c ^pt New Year-would be on different  dates, yet the. gain will. be more  than the loss, as that would be permanent, and the objections trifling.  The proposed change certainly has  the merit of novelty, and it is just to  say that the arguments in favor, of  the metric system on the ground of.  utility apply with considerable' force  in the present, case.   We .fear, however,   that   the    objections   oh   the  grounds, of   sentiment, ' whic|j.r are  strong in the'matter of;,weights 'and  measures? would* be even   stronger'  against the proposed revision iof -Our  methods of computing time.  f.his smelter project inclu le the principal stockholders in the War Eagle  mine and several New York and  London capitalists, inclu ling F. W.  North who looked over t ie ground for  a smelter site when he was here last  rtall.���Spokane Chronicle.  Good   Opinion   of    Kootcniy.  NORTHPORT'S   LUCK. \  Northport is to have a smelter and  expects by,next June to be in active  competition for the handling of Trail  ci-eely ores. It is stated on good authority that the project has taken  definite form and the contract will  soon be let. E. II., Wedikind, formerly , superintendent of the   T.aii  smelter, is now in the east and it is  understood that he has purchased the  machinery for the new smelter at  Pittsburg. The people at Northport  are highly jubilant over the encouraging -outlook for the future of their  t > wn. With a cha nee of having large  government sampling works established there and a .smelter assured  them,' the town is bound in the mat'  future to become a point of considerable commercial importance.  The new smelter'will have a capac  ity of 250 tons daily and will be  constructed so as to t.eat both silver,  lead and gold copper ores: The former ores will come, from the Slocan.  Kaslo and Ainsworth camps, -'while,  Rossland and Trail will furnish for  the present all the gold-cbp[-er ores  needed. The smelter will be constructed on the most modern plans  obtainable and will be able to h.- ndle  very low grade ore at a profit to mine  owners. '. The -.'freight rates on ore  from Rossland to the smelter will be;  seventv-five cents per ton, while the  treatment rate will be $6.25, making  a total of $7.00 for freight and treatment. This will permit ore running  in value from $12 to 129 per ton to be  mined at a good profit wherever it is  found in large-bodies. It is estimated  that fully half a million tons of ore of  this grade are already in sight ot  camp.'   The parties who are behind  A Sfecial from Aspen, Colo., to the  Denver News says : D. Y"7- Brunton,  one ot the best known mining engineers of the state, returned yesterday  from a trip to the Kootenay - mining  disrrict, British Columbia. To the  Republican correspondent Mr. Brunton stated that the cunutry is a  wonderfully interesting   one  and is  marvellously rich in p.'eoioiis metals  What is known asthe Blocan.of which  New Denver is the ^principal town,  interested the visitor >most. This is  the silver section o"' the Kootenay,  and .Mr. Brunton said that in a jren  eral way it is much like what Aspen  was in ,'80. . The whole country, he  states, is enjoying an 'extraordinary  boom and the transportation facilities  would do credit to a much older coun  try. The railroads have followed the  trails and in nearly every instance  have preceeded the wa'gon roads.  .One great drawback to the country  is the heavy snowfall and the dens**  timber. The latter makes prospecting extremely difficult. Everything  the prospector uses must-be carried on  his back, as neither horses nor burros  can get through the dense forest's.  Snow is another drawback and nothing in the way ofinspecting can be  done save for a few months in the  summer. So heavy is the .snowfall  that work during, the -winter.' upon  all except the Jargesfc mines, where  many:teams are employed, had to be  .'abandoned. K'is' aTpbor country for"  poor men. There are .many looking"  for work, yet.despite the, fact hund:  reds are going into thev section.and  much hardship and, suffering can b��  r,he only result. There is not work  fui\the men belonging to the country  and consequently it. is next to impossible for a-stranger going in there, in  the winter to expect work.  The miners are a splendid lot of  men, all young and vigorous, and  fully two-thirds of them are from the  United States. He saw many miners  who formerly wo. ked in.Colorado. Of  the ores Mr. Brurrto.i "sifys they are  very rich. In the S'ocan district the  lead and zinc ore runs all the way  from 100 to 500 ounces in silver to  the ton. The gold section is in what  is known as the Rossland district, at  the other end of the country. . The  ores there are all copper and gold.  Vengeance.  New York Woeldy  Returned Traveller ���I have often  thought, of that young Mr. Tease, and  now he used to torment Miss Auburn  ab )iit her red hair. Did she even  with him?' .   ��� y  Old Friend���Long ago. She married him. ; y y     .- .-.  Stck.ci-o  tor   Etiquette.  Cleveland Plain Dealer.  "They are great sticklers for etiquette at New York's horse show."  ���/In what way?" ;  "Why, there was one horse there  with a beautifully long ..tail, and his  owner had it parted iu the middle in  two portions, each portion tied with a  piece of blue ribbon. Say, do you  know they wouldn't let that horse  come into the arena in the after  noon ?"  "Why not?"  "The ct-'inuiittee said that swallowtails couldn't be worn until after 0  o'c'ock."  ft ��� C. Mn Music Co,  Dealers in  Pianos,  Organs,   Musicians'   Sup  plies, Sewing Machines, and  Supplies.  SPOKANE..' - - WASH  EKED J. SQUIRE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line of Suitings and  Trotiserfngs always on hand.  The new addition to thy ���  '���L ELAND;  HOUSE     '  Mikes it one (f the Largest and most  Comfortable Hotels in Kootenay.  MRS. D. A. McDougald.    .  JSr-^KXJSI3,     ' - b. c.  J. D. WOODCOCK,  SLOGAN CITY.  -: THE :-  McGuigan House-  MCGUIGAN, B.C.  Best house in the City.  Good accomodation for the  oscillating public.  BOKGARD & PEICKART.  R. STRATHERN,  Je^veler  KASLO CITY.  B.C  Dealer in-  Hard ware, Tinware,  Building Paper,  Stoves,   Dynamite,  Nails,   Glass;    Putty,    Wood   Fibre'  Pails and Tubs. - '.'  .    H. H. .KNOX,. ,  jeweler, ::^:.-..:.,...-X-  Watch&" eiock^  -    -  -Repairer.  SPECIALTY:    Repairing.  i ... Newmarket Block-  For prices and.terms.of the. famous  NATIONAL  CASH REGISTER  Write  A. H. WALLBRIDGE,  Vancouver, B. C.  Sole Agent for B.C.  TtoSctors'AssaFOlfi  Brandon, B. C,  Assay Price List:  Qolfl, Silver, or Lead, each   ?old. Silver and Lead, combined...; .  "rold and Silver;.'. ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� - ��� ��� ��� ��� ���  Silver and Lead..........................  Ooi)])cr (by Electrolysis)   t01(1. Silver. Copier and Lead...........  Grfild and Copier ....  ....  Sih'erand Copper......./.   9old, Silver and Copper   .. .............  'Platinum.  ......  Mercury  '.   Iron or Manganese    Lime, Magnesium, Barium, Silica, Sulphur, each... ���'.'... .-......  Bismuth. Tin, Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony,  r.   Zinc, and Arsenic, each.  . .\.  Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash,  and  percentage  of-Coke, if Cokin.tr  VvO<* */ .������������������������������������������������������������������������������*��� *��������*������  Terms: .'.Cash "With .Sample'.  luncL'Otli, 1��05.  FRANK DICK,  $1.50  :s oo  _ 00  2 00  4 n{)  _ fMl  _ oo  .'?> 00  ri 00  _   00  2 00  2 00  I 00  4 O0  The only practical "Watchmaker in  the Kootenay District. Orders by  mail receive prompt attention  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  Tfie  Nakusp  Sawmill.  A VING placed some new  Machineiy in our Mill,  we are prepared to" furnish  all-kinds of Rough, and Dressed Lumber and Shingles, at  greatly reduced Prices.  PRICE LIST:  Rough Lumber, narrow, $10 00  7 7 ,7 , wWe; $n 00 to $12 00  'Joi.'tand Scantling sized up to  , 18 feet long,     ' $u 00  ���8* to 2\\ mv{)  21'to .'JO' fcsoo  Flooring, T&G,0 " $2000  *'     4 " ��22 00  V jcint Ceiling, J ' $$���> 00  ltustio, sm 00  Slui'lap, su 00  Surfaced Dressed, $13 00  A liberal discount on large orders for Cash,  "  PETER GENELLE & Co  How About a Suit?  We are showing- the finest line^)  ol samples yet offered for the trade in  TWEEDS, WORSTEDS, TWILLS,  VENETIA NS,    CHEVOIT&  SERGES,  ETC.  The Most Element Patterns in  \M  rousermgs;  yet Exhibited in the country.  Ovcrcoatin-gs  Correct Styles, Fit and Finish.  (g^V@   Prices Right.    @\��  R. S. XS  2%  REVELSTOKE  Il3fD]weiVndre]  Assayer ;\iul .Aualy i ^^���^ujujmi���^.--.jumjiieiiMWi  f.  '���(r  *  o  Fourth Tear.  THE   LEDGE.  MINING  RECORDS,  f i  i  r  N. Fitzstubb was the guest of Mr.  and Mrs. Sproat on 'Xmas.  <Dr. Pohl and A. Sproat were both  visitors to Sandon this week.  1 Gorman West will hereafter run  the boarding house at the .Enterprise  himself.  P. A.VanDorn, one of the Slocan  argonauts, will spend a few days  viewing the different towns of the  district.  Gloves and Mitts of all kinds at  Bourne Bros. f  Sunday    evening   the   Methodist  church   departed   from  their  usual  form of service and held a song tor  vice which was decidedly pleasing.  Don't overlook Wilson's;Hotel-when  you are in Slocan City. f  It is said that R. C. Campbell-Johnston, acting oh behalf of a Scotch  syndicate, lias bonded the St. Paul  Recorded at New .Denver,   the   Assessments  Transfers an<l Locations:  ASSESSMENTS.  Dec W  Revised lV-rless-C W Callahan  Kate���Saujc  SteveuwJi -Same  G rover-- ft '.me  Dee 21  Tenderfoo;���E E Evbus  Ro���<1���Same  Molly fit;.lies���John Hughes  TUANSKEKi*.  Dee _i ��� .        ��  \V Kerr lo A Wallace-. Lookout, Dec 21; *1  A AicW Jl.idins to A Wallace���1�� Murillu 1'iae-  AOsfcufi'to AB Kailton���j Tawanda, Dec 19;  SI  J G St'-cl" to A B Kailton���ii Altoona, Dec 21; ��1  A C Sim wto A B Kailion-} Dayton Ao z aud  JAltona, 1 f.'IDi iSGO ,  A 0 New. to A B Raitom--_ Reuben, Dee 19; *1  A Chf�� u ioF Hurtcaii���_ Keiibeii, Dec 19; *l  A C Sc-i.i: ro T Hurtean���_ Tawanda, Dec 1��: $1  i \\ Wi. c-:c to W.T Hancock���1-6 New Colombia  K H bV trto Wm Kerr-\ Vancouver, Dec l��;  " -V H Y;, vkey to P J Hickey���i-10 Morning-, Oct  "'iv H Y.'. .vkcyto'J D Farrell���i Morning:, Oct  *Y> dK herson to p lmuWh-j Mtofaff Link. fan?. Snowstorm,   extensions  of the  "a 'McU iJliams to P Linquist���1-6 Murillo Frac  ^Vil'orS'* _>ich.il   to Win.  McVay���1-5 .' Luckj  0;  rgc, X. via; tl ,, __ . _       .. ..  G��;orgeA'ichol to  W" H McVay���1-o Irneriail.  *% :j Nic-lil l to W II McVay���1-5 Beaver, Nov ih 5  ' Vm Ha.x.sto R W Bathbornc���_ in Riishford,  L Alexmiiler to MR W Rathhorne. oi tion for  o:.o vearior >.*}5,000-R J�� Lee,  bhuiua, Duluth,  Ot 2018!��J ,        ���        .,,   xt   *i'  .i R Cbhii bell to  L Alexander-All Northern  ] ' ciitic, Oct 28; & -     ,  Dec v->  \V k" Richmond to W B Younp-J Arctic, Dec  -}���) ��� gi  DOLdvistoH Aylwin�����C.im_��uiio and Brit-  an>'o,Dec 14; zl   N , , ���.   _     .  M  Laudrigan  to C Cliainheir-i Bi_- 1 imber,  O 't 93 * St  J D 'McLeod to A McDougall -i Mary M; c, Dec  i7; -mm  Dec 28 .     ,   ��� ���      ��� .  P Anderson and C Anderson to A H Bremner���  ��� A!m:��in.'iit ior Jenny Lind. Dec 22 :���wm��u     ���  .   D R McLennan and J as F Black to  A Ji Brem  nar-1 Robertson, Dec 22', asi.W      .", ���  D lv At���ictonald to A H Bremncr-Ail  Beaver.  Dec 22;  2,000 , TT    ������ .    ; ..  A Tunks and RI Kirk wood to, .PI ^ Kent et a  ���All United Empire, Dec, 3; -.} ,  ,, W, Bowls to A Jac< hsou���\ Z0c B. Dec j.. ; $20  ELemieux    J A Foley���Agreement   to sells  in jrflack Beaut > aud Wh.te Beantj, lor stocK, j. ec  J2  A  P  Lamicux to  J   A   Foley���Agreement;i.  * in Black Beauty and White Beauty, lee 21  S150C <  ts L Goldberg- to J J Godfrey-All Two Dutcl -  men, Dec 2-T; *1   '  W  K  Richmond to - Jas Gilliooley-J Grc.  Divide. Nov i-; -1 .��.,���-.*���  JSWhitakor'to J MMartni-i'No 3 Fmctioi ,  D-** ''2:1 '  '    PrSciiraider 11 P Le Clair���Agreement re Sun  rise-land .Afecott No a, Dec J ; ��� ftOO  PLeClairto \K Biunimenaner��� A green.cut r  Sunrise and Mascott No 8. Dec ii;   1 ".'  J M M Ueuodum to J Timing-. Stemwmdo  PxVlSjIi-.inbergto V C Rackliir���I Fiee GoIl  ���J M1 M nencdum to j"Tinlin��r-i Ken >, Dec 2S  $1  A  F  Thompson  to J  M M Bencdiim���iFie  Gold, Scut 2fi; cl ��� ,.  P Linquist to J M Black and D R M.;i.oivpnii-  1-1; Younsr Bear, 1-12 Maggie. 1:1'? Bright L:��h:  1-12 IMunllo Fraction and 1-j Mining Link. De  21' ��l Ct'i.)  A Tunks "to J M Black and D R McLennan--'  A Tunics intcrcAC in the procctds m a certan.  ho id tu ti B D Turner on the Dalhousic and "U ,\ -  co om.igh, Dec :->; -:l ^  H BaLu- to C K Hammond���Log C:.biu, Dec l<;  S Wcf-e to P Hay- V of A, Sept2.-��. 180��;  M R W Rathbone to P M Haye?���\ Minneaiol^  Dec l.o'    1  C Faa* to A M.cdonald-i Silver King, Dec 21  *" E Mahoii to D K McDonald���1'^ Lancaster, a _.  24; ><l  \V H Chambers to C ChamheiT���i- Oniric. D.-  17; -^1  DCaniL-ron et al to The C in ronton G&SV  Co, L L--AU Cameroniau and Kadnoii;.n. Dec ^4 .  $1  On Xmas Goods until after Holidays at  Nelsons Drug Store.  NEW DENVER,  B. O.  vw0   gut   &Unc*\  Barbarian Brown is a^.iin in Spo  kane.  Blankets, Qnilts and Bedspreads at  Bourn   bros. t  R, G. Gampbell-Johnston will visit  Europe -next month;  H. 0, Alexander will spend New  Year's with his brother at the Neepa-  wa. , ���'' ;* ;���  When in Vancouver stop at the  Manor House. f  C. W, Callahan left for Rossland on  Saturday, but will return in a week  or so.  Arlington.'  Mackinaw Jackets, German Socks  and woollen unclerwere at Bourne  Bros. .    t  Jim Clark is in town this week,  having just finished 120 shifts on a  Dayton creek claim. Jim expects to  lacerate rock on the .Thompson group-  during the balance, of fche winter., '  D. M. Crowley was greeted with a  crowdnd house oil Saturday night  when hen he delivered a very entertaining lecture, illustrated wirh lime  light views, on the Chinese imd. the  creation of the world.  Charley McNichol, while.- riding  along the road between New Denver  and Silverlun one night last week,,  was knocked of his horse by an, over-;  '"anffins" trv" His, face: still shows  the marks of the collision.  J. 1) (XNeil & Co.' of Brandon are.  nlarging their   premises   to  make  I'ooni   for   new stock   of   Furiiiture  Stovesj Hardware & Lamp Goods,   f-  Sh;innon's Ha 11 was crowded Tuns-  lay evening to  bear j\lcivanless, the  oted negro violinist and  specialist.  Though  under great difficulties on  account of his assistants indisposition,  ie entertained the audience for fully  ���;wo hours with song and music.  Wljien at Vancouver,'B.C. stop at  the Commercial Hotel, No. 340,^Corner  it Cambie and Hasting Streets, center  of (he City. Everything First:CIass.  Elevator, Bells, Heating', ��ani}/h-  itcoms, with the best of Serviced Rate  2-00 pt-r day.  G. THOMAS, Prop.  On 'Xmas Eve. the church was  ��� ������rowfifd to see the youngsters of the  Sunday school spend a ) ap} y time at  thei'- Miu.-ral Christmas Tree enter-  ainment. .A number <t songs and  reciu!lions were" given, after which  SaniM Claus appeared and distributed  ihe liumeious gifts to tiie little ones  and the members oi the school.  'Xmas day is over and our citizens  and visitors had litrlo cause of complaint by being in town. In the  afternooe the band turiu d put and  rendered a number of selections at the  principal l.usinrss-places. The hotels  vied with each other in t-preading  good things for their guest?, and m  the evening an impromptu donee was  given in Shannon's Hall.  *A[ew   ,  Denver   ^^^_v HAS TMEy**^%   Best'Furnished -Rooms^In tlie Billing*-^  in.the Slocan Capital, jj a^      C>Rooni every  -<a^^,    , attention is paid to guesfr,.,    ^adfc-  and on the tables are placed the best viands obtainable.  MANAGER  JAS. DELANEY,  For all iriforiiiatlon regarding the Growing and  Prosperous town at the Foot of Slocan take  ADDRESS  F^BfllJS FluE-TCH-E^,'  Tpastee, fJielson.S.G.  jecp.yo'tir eye on  R. ]W. BEflTTIE,  Gen. Rgeni,  SlOean Gity.  I  v  d  Agents for B.C. Sngnr Kefinery and  Royal Oitv Planing Mills.  i*->  P, B. ,0.  C. D. Rand.  D. S. Wallbexdge  Death Relicvett Hjii .  Peter Larson, an employee of the  Slocan .Star, who had been suffering  severe interna 1 injuries, the effects or  a blow from an ore ciir, 'w:as brought  to t'e hospital m a dyiive"! condition  on Friday last, and expired six hours  after admittance. The bi.dywas interred in the local cemetery on Sunday 'and in .the absence of Eev. Love  Mr. F. Pyman officiated at the grave.  sanan.  Miniiig* Brokers,  Notaries Public aiicS.  niceris.,-'  S^l^lDO^  Mines bought and sold. Stocks for sale in all B.C. mines.  Official brokers for Wonderful Group Mining Co.  Kootenay agents for Bondholder Mining Co. stoc!-18  Companies ���prompted.-.

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