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Array Vol  IV. No. 21.  -^r  NEW DENVER, B. C, FEBRUARY 18   1807.  Price $2.00 a Year.  >'  BEGINNING TO MOVE  The  Real  Estate  Market Greatly  Enlivened  BUILDING   TO   BEGIN   AT   ONCL  There is no longer any doubt about  New   Denver's  future.     The   most  pessimistic individual must stop his  croaking and crawl into the band  wagon or be left behind. "~  Last week the news was sent broad  cast that the Bank of Montreal had  established a branch at New Denver  This week we, are favored with an  other batch of valuable information.  The visit of the C.P.R. officials, and  the assurance given by them that  work would soon begin on the  wharves,. warehouses, ticket offices,  etc, of the company here, gave con  fidence to the few faltering;ones, and  things are shaping themselves for a  tremendous stride forward.  The real estate* market has shown  greater activity the past week or two  than for many "mon hs. Many tians  fers have beern made and speculators  , are growing, more numerous daily foi  New Denver, property. In addition  to the constant increasing demand for  mining property is the demand for  city lots on which to build.  J. C. Bolander has purchased of  Frank Fletcher five lots on the .orner  of Seventh and Union streets, and wili  as soon as the lumber can be laid  down, begin the erection of five  cottages. He will put upa handsome  . cottage'for himself on the corner.  "**���;���  Frank G. Lewis, of Montreal, has  purchased of Messrs. Black & McLennan two lots on Sixth street, and  will begin early construction of a  business block to be occupied as a  hardware and furniture store with  office rooms above.  The work of enlarging nnd renovat  ing the Newmarket will begin by  March 1.  Proprietor Delaney. of the Grand  Central will also begin at once the  erection of several additions to his  hotel.  It is expected that a train load of  lumber will be laid down at the siding  next week. Manager Genelle of the  Nakusp saw mill arrived in the city  yesterday to make such arrangements. He is prepared to provide all  the dry lumber to be demanded, at  figures that will make it unnecessary  to look elsewhere for building ma  terial.  The plans are beinsr drawn for  several*cottages and business blocks  to be put up at once, and before the  snow is off the ground the building  boom wili be on in full'blast.  NEW COMPANIES.  Th�� New Lake Boat.  Work on the C.P.R. boat at Rose-  bery is being pushed rapidly. Planking of the hull is about finished and  the engines will be put in next week  or a week later, a crew of machinists  coming from Vancouver to dp the  work. When put; afloat, tlie new boat  will measure 156 feet in length, and  will have capacity equal to any of  the boats on Kootenay lake. Twenty-  five men are employed on her at present. It is expected to have her  ready for service about May 15.  Alberta and Kootenay Development  Co., Golden; capital $500,000 in $1  shares; trustees, R. G. Brett, W.^-.C.  Wells, G. S. McCarter, N. J. Lindsay  and G. Erickson. To carry on the  business of miners.  Bonita Gold Mining Co., Spokane ;  capital, $1,OX),000 in $1 shares. To  carry on the business of miners.  Bridge River and Lillooct Gold  Mining Co., Vancouver; capital $750,-  000 in $1 shares; trustees, E. A.  Colquhoun, R. A. Lucas, Geo. Allan,  G. E. Bower and W. J. McMillan.  To acquire the claims of the Bridge  River Mining: Company and carry on  the business of miners.  Canadian Pacific Gold Mining Co.,  Rossland ; capital $750,000in snares;  trustees, Allan MacQuarrie, H. J.  Moorehouse, H. Miller, A. G. Duncan  and Moses McFadden. To carry on  the business of miners.       . ' -   .  Cascade Development Co., Spokane;  capital, $500,030 in $100 shares. To  carry on the business of miners.  Consolidated Seven Mines Co., Rossland ; capital,$1,000,000 in $1 shares;  trustees, R; F. Kelly, W. H. Jeffrey,  John Lane, Jas S. Riley and Smith  Curtis. To acquire the7 Copper Bar,  Magna Charta,Single Standard, Num  eration, Grace Darli.ig, Magician and  Open Sesame claims in Trail mining  division and carry on the business of  miners. '  Golden Chain Prospecting and De  velopment Co.. Guelph, Ont., capital  ��2,000,000 in $1 shares; trustees, W;  A. McDonald, Hugh R. Cameron,  Archie Main waring Johnson, .A.., Hy  Macdonald and Wm. T. Tanner: To  acquire the Upward and Woodward  claims, in Lower Nicola, and the  Dowrie, Guelph,Silver Queen, Stambo  Ledge. La 11a Rookh, Princess, Queen  of the West, and Western King locations, in Harrison Lake district, and  carry on the business of miners.  Heather Bell Mining and Milling  Co., Sandon; capital, $500,000 in $1  shares; trustees, Patrick Owrens, A.  Mullen, A O. Larsen and D. McD.  Hunter. To acquire the North Star,  Atlanta, Heather Bell and Atcheson  Fraction claims on Carpenter creek.  Slocan district, and carry on the business of miners.  Idler Mining Co., Spokane; capital  $1,000,000 in $1 shares. To carry on  the business of miners.  Kokanee Mining Co., Vancouver;  capital, $1,000,000 in $1 shares;  trustees, John Wafer, B. Svenceski  and W. Murphy. To acquire an undivided half in the flungry Five!  mineral claims, and the Lake View,  Royal City, Mayflower, Six Friends,  Volunteer, Mountain Flower, Six  Friends, Volunteer, Mountain Flower,  Golden Bazaar, Royal Arthur and  Charmer claims in West Kootenav  and carry on the business of miners.  Little Jim Gold Mining and Milling  Co, Tacoma, capital, $750,000 in $1  To carry on the business of  ion,  and carry   on   the busiuess of  miners.  Premier Gold Mining Co.,Rossland ;  capital $150,000 iu 10 cent shares;  trustees, W. A. Blair, A. C. Gait,  Samuel Forteath, A. E. Suckling and  Thos. Parker. To acquire the Skilli-  galee and Golden King claims, Trail  mining division, and carry on the  business of miners.  Ruby Gold Mining and Development Co., Vernon; capital $400,OoO  in $1 shares; trustees, Peter Leclair,  A. H. Blumenauer and J. H. Starkey.  To acquire the Sunrise and Mascott  III. claims, Slocan Mining Division,  and carrv on the business of miners.  Slocan City Mining Co.,Slocan Citv;  capital $1,000,000 in $1 shares ; trustees, A. J. Andrews, ' A.  M,  Beattie  [and F. S. Andrews.    To carry on the  business of miners.  Smuggler Gold Mining and Milling  Co., Rothesav, New Brunswick ; capital .$1,003,000 in $1 shares. To  purchase the Smuggler mineral  claim, Osoyoos mining division, and  carry on the business of miners.  lidal Wave Mining Co.,. Vancouver ; qa pita I $1,000,000 in $1  shares ;. trus ees, Chas. Wilson, C. J.  Loewen and J. M. . Buxton. To  acquire the TidalWave,Osian Wave.  Contact and Vernon claims in the  Skylark camp, Kettle River mining  division, and carry on the business.of  miners.,  Sterling Mining and Milling Co.  Sandon;   capital   $1,500,COO   in  $1  shares ; trustees, Peter Leclair, J. J.  of the drifts show from 51 to lOoanees  o the ton.  The Anglican Mining & Finance  company of London has bought tho  Cornucopia mine, on Shoal lake, and  is putting in extensive machinery.  The price paid was $100,a.0, half  cash and half stock. A stomp mill  will go in this winter.  Local men have sold the B.-��r.h Island mine to Toronto men for a larg<��  sum, supposed to be about $40,001  Considerable will be spend in devW  opment at onde.  TUNNEL SHAFT AND DUMP.  O'Donnell   and  Eri  Thompson,  carry on the business of miners.  To  j_i_OS.E~ OF  THE' WOODS.  The Black Bear group  Lardeau has been sold to  people.  in  the  eastern  shares,  miners.  Mikado and Korinto Gold Mining  and Milling Co., Rossland; capital  $1,000,000 in $1 shares; trustees,  Hector MePherson, John Box and  Wm. R Ross. To purchase the  Mikado and Korinto claims in Trail  \ mining division and carry on the  business of miners.  Noble Three Mining Co.,Rossland ;  capital $1,000,00 in $1 shares; trustees, W. J. Herald, John MeKane and  Alex. Miller.   To purchase the Noble \  A 50 Per Cent. Dividend by a Company  That J_as Never Mined.  Rat Portage, Ont. ���The first dividend to be paid by any of the new  mining companies of the Lake of tlie  Woods was declared this week by the  Golden Gate company, which has paid  50 per cent, on its capital, not by  mining, but by making a sale to a  party of Englishmen. The company  has retained sufficient money to work  a number of claims that are consider-,  ed promising.  A large body of ore similar to that  of the general average of mines in  the Rossland, B.C., district, has been  tpund in western Algoma, in a locality  that has not been supposed to be  mineral bearing, and lying about  forty miles from the Canadian Pacific  road. Assays have shown the average value of rock tested to be $50.58.  The ore body so far disclosed is over  1,000 feet long and seems to be fully  sixty feet wide.  On a large lake named the Black  Sturgeon, located a few miles north  of Rat Portage, ore has been discovered and a new company has been  formed to work the find.  At the recent annual meeting of the  South African Development Syndicate  held in London, the chairman report  ed unfavorably on its South Afi ican  mines, but spoke of the Mikado mine,  Lake of the Woods, which it has acquired. He said the company had  sent but $2500 to the mine, and they  would probably send no more as the  property would pay for development  and machinery. They had returns  of ahout $50 to the ton on all ore that  had been milled, and they had 700  tons of ore broken out that would  Tbe Latest Returns From tlie Mine rv><l  Prospects of the Silvery Slocan.  An Alien Labor law is to be put^in  force in England.  The Rambler will pay a $20,000  dividend next month.  It is reported that Byron White will  erect a 403 ton concentrator at New  Denver.  S. S. Bailey has bonded a,group of  claims on Hell Roaring creek, in East  Kootenay.  J. E. Boss has bonded the Hunter  and Trapper groups in the Lardeau  for $15,000.  The Home Payne Co. will build a  concentrator in the Lardeau to treat  Great Northern ore.  The Vancouver & B. C. Exploration  Co. has purchased C. W, Callahan's  water rights on Gold and Eight Mile  Creeks.:  The stock of the Selkirk Mining  Company has been put on the market  at five cents a share, instead of 25  cents as stated last week.��� ;-  v   A company has been formed in  Vancouver to work the Regina, a  claim adjoining the Two Friends.  The capital stock is $200,000 with a  par value of 50 cents.  One outside paper says the Payne  is the richest mine in the Slocan,  another the Goodenough, another the  Ruth, another the Slocan Star, and so  on just according to circumstances.  J. D. Farrell and others have purchased an interest in the Lilian and  Reciprocity on Payne mountain.  Jack Thompson and Whittier own  half of these claims and a company  will be formed to WDrk them.  RAILROAD   NEWS.  Three claim, Ainsworth mining divis-1 yield $25,000 when milled.    Samples  Superintendent Marpole and other  C.P.R. officials were in New Denver  on Monday. Mr. Marpale recognizes  the importance of New Denver, and  will have a wharf built where the  present one stands. The new boat  wili make two round trips a day and  deliver Denver freight, express and  passengers at this wharf. The Siding  station will be used only for local  passenger traffic. The building of  the 35 miles of road from the lake to  Slocan crossing will be let in April,  probably in three contracts  County Court-  Judge For in will hold County Court  in New Denver on March 24. Upon  the following days a Small Dety.s  Court willl be held at Sandon and  Black Jack Cockle is mining on the  Colville Reservation.  The Imperial IBank  Revelstoke.  has opened at  An English syndicate has purchased  the smelter property at Revelstoke. ���=���*;  9  THE   LEDQE,  Fourth  Year.  AX  OLD  ELECTIONEERING   BILL.  During the time of a contested election in Meath  some forty years,ago, Sir Mark Somerville sent  order to the proprietor of the hotel in Trim, to  board and lodge all that should vote for him, for  which he received the following bill, which he  had framed, and it still hangs in Somerville house  County Meath. t The copy from which this bill  is taken was from amongst tlie papers of the late  Very Rev. Archdeacon O'Connell. Vicar-General  ol llie Diocese of Meath.  MY   BILL.  &.   s.  90  To Tenting 10 Freeholders above stairs  for Sir Mark, at .'is. 'Ml. a head, is to me  To Eating 15 more below stairs, and two  Priests after Supper, is to me  To 19 Horses and 5 Mules about my yard  all night atlSs. every one of them,and  for a man which was lost on the head  of watching them all night, isto me  To a Beds in one Room,, and 4 in another, at 2 Guineas every B.jd, and not  more than 4 in any Bed at any time,  cheap enough, God knoAvs, is to me  For Breakfast on Lay in the morning,  for every one of them, and as many  " more of them as they brought in, as  near as I can guess, is to me  To Raw Whiskey and Punch, without  talking of Pipes and Tobacco, as well  as for breaking a pot above stairs, and  Glasses and Delph for the first day and  night, I am not very sure, but for the '  3 days and a half of the Election, as  little as 1 can tell it and to be very exact, it is in all or thereabouts as near  as I can guess, and Not to be too particular, is to me at least, - 70  For Shaving and Cropping off the heads  of 49 Freeholders for Sir Mark, at 13d.  for every head of them,by my brother  who has a vote, is to me  For a Womit & Nurse for poor Tom Ker-  nan in the middle of the night, when  he was hoexpected>,'is to me ten hogs,  ' I don't talk of the piper for keeping  him sober as long as lie was sober, is  to me  2<   1_   0  _   l.o   0  5   0  _    15   0  _   12   0  15   0  2   13   1  ��1j0 18   7  Signed in the place of  wife, his ��  Bryan & Geraghty 's  Jemmy Cars  -   Mark X  You may say ��111, so your  send me this EJleven Hundred.  Mark X  honor Sir Mark,  WASHING OUT GOLD,  C. D. Hnzzard Describes the Up-to-  Hydraulic  Process. .  Date  C. D. Hazzard, talking to a reporter of the  Journal in Minneapolis had the follOAving to say  about the hydraulic mines of California:  "The exploitation of a mine and .the process of  mining have changed greatly in the'last few  years," he explained. "Of course, in the '49 da3r-  everything was placer mining. First they wash ���  ed out the sands of the rivers and creeks, and thi n  they worked small gravel deposits at the foot oi  mountains and in shallow ravines. Those were  the poor men's days. Then came the times oi  quartz mining by shaft and tunnel, and that big  ' scale of placer known-as hydraulic mining,which  requires extensive water systems and muoh capi-  1al.  '���As for exploiting mines, the successful ones in  California ai"�� no longer exploited at all. A few  years ago gold mining was largely a gamble. A  company would make a location, make a show of  beginning mining on a big scale, issue handsomely printed, well-written, beautifully illustrated  prospectuses, engage clever promoters, float large  quantities of stock, and that olten would be the  extent of the operations.  "Nowadays mining is a cold-blooded business  proposition/ Men who make a business of developing mineral propeities for the betterment of  their own fortunes, examine properties carefully,  ��i),v little, go to work methodically and persistently'and calmly spend immeose sums of money before they realize a cent. In this way there have  been developed'by close corporations, individual  ownerships, or partners immensely wealthy mines  which have never bee a heard of in the mining  exchanges or by the world at large. Thoy publish no .statements, and there is lio way in which a  knowledge ot their work can be gained except  through The record* of ihe United States assay  ollice.  "Not far from my location in California there is  a quart,/, mine, the Piumas Kureka, which has  been conducted in that way by some Englishmen  fur thirtv-seven years. You never hear of that  mine, yet iu those years it has turned out ���?��(>,0:w,-  (��)���) of gold. Your-'CaJifor'riian wants to make his  money on the turn of'a. card. He can't statu! the  routine and delay of the.tedious slow-but-sure pro-  ��cess. The result is that the mining revival which  lias been going on in that state tor the last f,;w  vears is largely controlled by eastern and foreign  capitalists. ��� _rhe French and English seem to  realize better than our own people how extensive  is the. aunlerous wealth oi the Caliiornia mountains. Like one French company 1 know oi,the.>  are slowlv picking up and developing all the good  prospects'tney can get their hands on. Those  J(eople move carefully, have plenty of capital and  are building up properties which will enrich the  capitalists ol .their own country at the excuse of  America.  "The mines  of  which   I  am  sole owner are  known as the  Plumas Imperial Hydraulic  Gold  Mines and are located  near the little village of  Qhiucv. which is lost-in the riuun.tains of northern California, forty miles from a railroad  line.  You might sav that hydraulic mining consists in  searching out*with the aid of water the gold which  lies hidden in the gravel deposits on tlie tops oi  minimams which were once part of the beds oi  ancient rivers which ������ceased to flow long before  the Pliocene aire.   Millions of years ago the surface ol the earth .was uot cur up into valleys and  mountains, lulls and vales as it is now. Tlie great  e!iaunv--wrouirht bv wind and water and y-ih-anic  action in the passage of immense periods of time  have so changed the beds of ancient rivers that  the gravel deposits laid down in them are found  only on the tops of mountains. They are largely  the sources of the gold which is found m the  sands ol modern streams. The miners oi the early  days worked only along the modern rivers; . we  go to the source, to" the, beds of rivers which ceased  to be in prehistoric times.  " Wherever these deposits are found, low  enough so that water can'be used they are mined  by the terrific force of water under great gravity  pressure. It is a long story to tell it all, but the  water is brought from mountain streams, lakes  arid reservoirs in ditches, often many miles .in  length, and linally at the proper height above the  place where it is to be used is turned into pipes oi  double-riveted boiler iron through which it is conveyed to the point of attack on the Gravel deposit. By,the'-time It reaches the monitor or giant,  which is the name of the terminal apparatus, it  has an appalling power. It is the;;--directed  against the face oi the declivity, which it tears up  as though it were snow.. Immense rocks are  thrown aside like pieces of paper, and you might  say that by proper direction of the stream regular  landslides are induced. The fallen masses are  thoroughly washed out by the water and carried  away through cuts and tunnels into the gulches  below. On the.way the gold is picked up by  quick-silver by a simple process.  , "In developing my properly, which is known  as the Hungarian Mil gravel bank, I have built  16 miles of ditches and have, l�� miles of 22-iueh  double-riveted boiler iron pipe. The water supply  is such that we can operate ��the year round,  though most hydraulic, mines cannot. A hydraul  ic mine, as you can easily see, involves the expenditure nf much capital in.preparing for working,  but the actual working is very inexpensive as  compared: with quartz mining. The boxes in  which thegold is deposited are 'cleaned up' but  once a year, and you may well imagine the miner  finds it a very interesting process. I ca n 't undertake to'giye you a very.clear idea of what hydraulic mining is or give you a proper conception  of the:engineering skill and difficulties involved.  But when you are handling a stream of water  which has f.alien 400rfeet in a 22-inch nine and i?  -inch noz 13 you can  Why such a stream  is aii effective mountain destroyer at from 40U to  500 feet arid at 190 yards it would cut a man in  two.'   yy/.y.yy.y-'.^y--'.���'.'..  "Perhaps you will ���remember that hydraulic  mining was forbidden by theUnited1 States government for about 12 years on occount of the facf  that the debris it threw into th" mounlain streams  was fast blocking-tip navigable river channels,  besides ruiring neignboring properties. A few  years ago^ however, the resumption of hvdraul-  ickingwas permitted tinder certain conditions,  which in the main are that you must not permit  any of the debris to leave.''your own property.  That these conditions are observed is the work of  the debris commission, which keepsa sharp watch  on the miners and sees that they build dams to  hold the: debris arid give: the escaping water a  chance,;i> The debris commission tells me that" the  dam on my property and the reservoir which  hoi ds the debris areabsol utely 1 >erfect,  "Where water'cannot he brought to th.i gravel  deposits they are nb\v worked to some, extent by  tunnels and shafts' It was formerly considered  unprofitable. Some Scotch frien out in my part of  the country have been very successful in mining  by shafts;: They put down a shaft 500 feet to the  bottom of the gravel bed and are bringing the  gravel up and washingit with such success tl at'  they average a dollar profit on every yard take,,  out This is called the Thistle shaft. This reminds me that in hydraulic mining we always  attack the'bottom of the gravel bed', too���where it  crops out 011 the mountain side."  He was Skeptical.  Boston Courier.  Shouter���You have 1113' sympathies, sir,' I have  just heard that your wife has' departed to that  bourne from which 110 traveler returns.  Douter���I ain't so sure about that, sir She  never Avent any where in her life that she didn't  buv a return ticket.  The fourth semi-annual joint convention ofthe  Massa chussets and Rhode Island state branches  ofthe Baker and Confectioner.s International Union was held last week.  Nashville unionists want the governor to pardon  D. B. Munroe, who is serving a sentence iu the  penitentiary for participation in the Coal Creek  riots oi 189_. His sentence is seven years, two for  unlawful asseriibly and five for manslaughter.  Boston printers denounced the attempt of congress to increase the postal rate from 1 to 8 cents  on .second-class matter passing through the  m lils, ���   Write Rufus Buck, M,E., Rossland,  for blue printing and mapping of properties. Latest map of North Fork  and Wild Horse district.     $1.50. f  gigantic  An eight-hour agitation  meeting  of  proportions is to be held Boston on  Washington rs  birthday.  When in   Vancouver stop at the  Manor House. f  ��� _* *. .��*  iivestment Co  Orriixa Bkrtrand, President  Florence N. Kent. Secretary ���  Axxa M. reiser, General Manager  then discharged through a 7-  see that it is rip child's play.  Spokane, Wash., U.S.  in  Typewriters is the  It sets a Known  and tested  of excellence.  Everyone  knows what it  represents���the  Best Work with  Least Labor,  Enduring Ser-  , vice, Unequal-  a led Economy  a 11 d Converii-  ieiiee.  The.;..  No.  Model  The immense discoveries on Kokanee  Creek led to the formation of the���  Canadian Mining, Milling & Smelting Co., Ltd  over   the   folio wine;  which  choice  has taken  claims: ,  bears the stamp of  Unqualified Public Approval  ������ * ;   Many notable improvements in the  1897   MODEL.  Catalogue free on Application.  Homestretch,  Glacier 4y  Two Snowbirds,  Clara G.  capital, $2,000,000-2,000,000 shares  .     400,000 shares for development now in treasury;  WHOLESALE AMD RETAIL.  (BOOKS,    PAPER,  OFFICE   SUPPLIES  and V ALL PAPERS.  shares-  now on   the   market  as any prospector in  the property can tell  Homestretch exceed  A  and  This stock is bound to go. up,  the district'who has been  on  you that, the croppings on  the  almost anything" yet discovered in  the Kootenay.  The original owners form the company and stock is  selling: on its own merits.  Call on or write to the Secretary for Prospectuses.  Ore can be seen at office.  LEIGHTON & WILLIAMS, Mining- Operators & Brokers.  Box llUSandon, B.C. Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  Wal, you's a healthy  man.  So walk,  yer ���jest walk.  The fools don't all go to Denver town,  Nor do, they all to the mines come down;  Most of us all have in our day,  In some sort of shape, some kind of way,  Painted the town with the old stuff,  Dipped in stocks, made some bluff,  Mixed wines old and new,.  Got caught in wedlock by a shrew,  Stayed out all night, tight,  polled home in" the morning light,  With crumpled tie and torn clawhammer,  And woke up next morning with a.'katzcnjammer.'  And walked, yes.: us, how we walked!  Now don't try to yank every bun,  Don't try to have all the fun,  Don't think you Iciioav it all,  Don't think that real estate won't fall,  Don't try to bluff on an ace,  Don't get stuck on a pretty face.  Don't believe every jay's talk,  For if you do���  You can bet your sweet life you'll walk."  A   LAW   URGENTLY   NEEDED.  The way in which a law primarily founded upon  the-'principles of equity can be distorted into a  a weapon against the honest toilers of a neighboring and friendly country by the perverted zeal of  a few government officials anxious to make pollt"  leal capital for themselves by pushing Its provisions to the utmost, is proved by the recent  introduction of the Corliss amendments to the  Alien Labor Law, which aim at absolutely prohibiting Canadians from securing employment in  the United States, and at deporting those who are  already working there.  When the Allen Labor was first enacted, Canada did not enter into the ideas of its framers at all.  The law was Intended to prevent trusts and large  employers of unskilled labor from sending to  Europe for large batches of Slavs, Poles and Huns  to take tbe place of American laborers. It was  never intended to prevent English-speaking men  and women from seeking an honest living across  the border. It remained for men of the De Barry  and Mahony class to extend and pervert its meaning until to-day the uncouth half-educated foreigners can pour unmolested into the United  States, while tne educated and law-abiding Canadian is ruthlessly hunted out and deported. All  this time Canada does not protest. We watch  American miners and wbrkingmen coolly invading our country in swarms , and never grumble,  il" our own people have to stand to one side to give  them room. And we put up patiently with all  the slights and slurs that always fall to the lot of  the uncomplaining.  Now, the matter has to a point where it is worth  enquiring whether this policy of abject submission had not better be abandoned. The necessity  ior legislation of this kind is much more marked  la tlie  Dust, Busted.  The poem printed below -will be appreciated by  many of the boys in the Slocan. who in days,  gone past have blown in their money in the same  way aud been forced to walk in the dust for the  lack of that article. The incident did not happen  on any ol the roads that lead to New Denver, but  away down in Shasta county, California, many  years ago in a little town called Denver or Mule  town. The roads leading from Muleto wu down  through the valley of Sacremento river were  then, as they are yet> probably the dustiest in  California, and to follow behind a freight "outfit"  tor any considerable distance would certainly be  a great punishment.     ,  "'-���������"' walk." yy.'"  Up the dusty road from Denver town,  To wherethe mines their treasures hide,  The road is long and many miles        ,  The golden store and town divide,  A oig the road one summer day  There toiled a tired man,  Begrimed with dust, the weary way  He cussed, as some folks can.  The stranger hailed a passing team  That slowly dragged its load along,  His hail raised up the teamster old,  And cheeked his merry song.  '���"Say, stranger.   Wal; who-o-ap,  Ken I walk behind yer load  A spell of this yer road V"  "Wal, no, yer can't walk, but git  Up on this seat and ride.   G-it up bar."  "No-ap, that aint what I want;  Fur it's in yer dust,.that's like a smudge  I want to trudge' for I deserve it."  "Well pard.T ain't no hog, and I don't,  Own this road afore nor 'hind,  So justget in the dust and walk,  If that's the way yer 'clined  Gee up ! ger -lang," the driver said,  The creaking wain moved on amain,  The teamster heard the: stranger talk,  As if two trudged behind his van;  Yet looking back could only spy  A single lonely man  Yet heard the teamster words like these  Come from the dust as from a cloud  For the weary travellor spoke his mind,  His thoughts he uttered loud.  And this was the burden of his talk:  " Walk now, yer damn fool, walk,  Not the way yer went to Denver,  Walk,      yeri walk.  Went to the mines and made yer stake,  'Nuf to take yer back to1 the state  What you was born,,  Whar in hell's yer corn?  W al, walk, yer, walk.  Dnstinyer eyes, dust in your nose,  Dust down yer neck and thick  On yer clothes.   Can't hardly talk,  I know it, but walk, y��� yer, walk.    -  What did yer do with all yer tin ?  Yes, blew every cent of it in,  Got drunk���got sober���got drunk again !  Wal. walk, yer, just walk.  What did yer do���What didn't yer do ?  Why, when you were thar yer gold dust flew.  Yer thought it war fine to keep opening wine,  Now walk, yer 'son of a biscuit,' walk.  Stop to drink ? What!! Water \!  Why, water with you warn't any whar'  It was wine���extra dry���Oh! yer flew high,  Now walk, yer. walk.  Chokes yer, this dust? Wal, that 'aint the wust.  When yer get back to whar the diggins are,  No pick, no shovel, no pan  in Canada than it was in the United States. American workingmen have invaded our territory  much more extensively than Canadians have  theirs. British Columbia is full of 'miners who  have come to Canada from Montana, Colorado and  other mining States,most of them under engagement before reaching the country. Further,these  American miners have precisely the same privil-  edges as Canadians in the preemption of mining  locations. If the Americans will not allow foreigners to own property in their country, why  should we allow them to own property iri Canada?  why should we go f urtner than this and give them  valuable priviledges for nothing? Any American citizen can come iuto British Columbia and  claim hundreds and thousands of acres by merely  taking out a sj>5 licence, the same as Canadians do.  The mineral wealth of British Columbia appears  to belong to the Americans as much as it does to  us. Is It not time our Government devised some  legislation W discriminate against foreigners in  regard to our natural resources as well as in re  gard to the labor that rightly belorgs to our own  .people.'/,' . .'V:; :.7-r  Canadians have certainly some rights that Americans are bound to respect, and possibly, if we  changed our policy of quiet submission for a more  vigorous and determined line of action, we should  at least command more respect. Our attempts at  conciiliation have been met with harsh and arbitrary enactments levelled deliberately at our  neople. Our workingmen will shortly not be allowed io even earn an honest living within their  borders. Is it not time, then, that steps were taken  to keep Canada for Canadians, and to initiate  legislation which, if not quite as drastic as those  contained in the American enactments, will yet  be sufficiently vigorous to protect our nights ?  Nothing is evidently to be gained by inaction.���  Montreal Trade Review.  ^___g_S  HBBS_?B-_B_j_  MITH, DEAN & GO.  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKERS.  ROSSLAND  G.  Wont Employ Canadians.  ' The Dominion Government must pass an alien  labor law.' So said Mr. Stanley Henderson, of  Vancouver, B. C, who is now in the city, to the  Journal last night. Mr. Henderson said that he  knew several. American mine owners and contractors in the Slocan and other mining centres  in Britisn Columbia who had absolutely refused to  employ Canadian workmen In mining and in the  building of tram-roads and other transportation  lines. He stated that if Canada did not act at  once it wOuld be useless for her. to act at all, because there would be so many American employees and employers representing such a large  amount of capital, that an attempt to deport the  workmen and enforce an alien labor law would,  undoubtedly cause international complications to,  arise.���Ottawa Journal.  Civil &H  Agents for Raijway Ad  ��3TA number of well located mineral claims for sale  Hunter &  innon  Sandon  Silverton  Three Forks.  Have stores at  and  In each of their establishments ,  The wind  never blows sand  into the granulated saacharine, nor do the flies.make  cemeteries out of the butter-tubs. Everything, except  the prices are high grade in there'stores and the public,  especially new pilgrims, should not overlook this  sterling fact.  1  ow  Turner, Beeton & Co.  Wholesale Merchants, Shippers and Importers.  VICTORIA,  B.C.  LONDON,   ENG.  Kootenay Branch���NELSON, B. C.  A laro-e stock of all sized bags always on hand in Nelson  ' We are showing the finest line of samples yet offered for the trade in Tweeds,  Twills, Venetians, Cheviots, Serges, etc  The Host  Elegant Patterns  In Trouserings yet exhibited in the  country. Overcoatings, correct styles,  fit and finish.  Prices  Right.  The new addition to the   -    LELAND  HOUSE  Makes it one of the Largest and most  Comfortable Hotels'in Kootenay.  I MRS. D. A. McDougald.  JJSTAKlTjrSF,     ���   -        - 33. O.  The GKAMD HOTEL  ' European and American Plan.  Headquarters for Mining Men  ���w���"���  ���Free'. Busk_'  Cafe and Elevator service all night.;  The  FRANK WATSON, Proprietor.  SPOKANE, - - WASH.  Having placed some new machinery  in our Mill, we are propared to fur  nish all kinds of rough and dressed  jLnmhor..  and Shingles  at Eeduced Prices  R. S. WILSON,  ���   Merchant Tailor  Revelstoke, New Denver and Brandon.  MINING STOCKS and REAL ESTATE  Apply to      J    & HillS,  Real Estate and Mining Broker  Rossland. B C  Agent for the Montreal syndicate lots; of th  original townsite of Rossland.   Perfect titles.  J. Bdmond Angrignon  Je'v^eler  KAKLO CITY,  RC  The only Practical Watchmaker in the Kootenay Distiiet. yOrders by- mail ���eeelve prompt  attention. y  c ��� '.     ������ ���  _U_L WORK GUiRANTEED  F. LoCASTO,  PRICE LIST:  Rough Lumber, narrow,  wide.  Joist and Scantling, sized up to  18,feet long,  :�����' to 24 '  21 'to 30 '  Flooring, T & G, 6 "  ii .(        4 ��  V joint Ceiling, 4 ��  S" Rustic,  Shiplap,  Surfaced Dressed i  $10 oO  Hi 00 to 12 ..  11 ..  12 ..  13 ..  20 ..  �����jW  ��� ���  22  19 .-.'..  ��� . ' ������ 14 ..  13..  A liberal discount on large orders for Cash,  PETER GENEIXE & Co  T. P. WOODCOCK,  SLOGAN CITY.  Also dealer in Imported and Domestic  Cigars, Tobaceoes, Cigarettes, Confectionery, etc.  Newmarket Blo^.k, New Denver  El Dorado Ave., next Bourne Bros  NEW DENVER.  A.  DRISCOLL, C. E.,  Dominion & Provincial  Land Surveyor,  Correspondence solicited.  Dealer in���  Hardware, Tinware,  Building Paper, Stoves, Dynamite,  Nails, Glass, Putty, Wood Fibre  Pails and Tubs.  -:THE  Nelson, B. C.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings always on hand.  McGUIGAN, B.C.  Best house in the City.  Good accomodation for the  oscillating public.  BONGARD & PEICKART. r  THE -4 LEDGfi.  Fourth  Year.  Published every Thursday.  It.     T.    LOWERY,    EDITOR    AND  FINANCIER.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  its youngest citizens of titty at a critical period in order to vent spite  against a neighboring country is  a disgrace to the present age. A  tribe of Indians would show more  judgement and humanity.  ONE YEAR.  .$2.00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every partof 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 we will do the rest.  TEURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18,  1897.  It may seem strange but this paper  has the largest circulation in Kootenay.  If the Candians wish to hold their  self respect they . will have to pass  a law equally as stringent as the  Alien law in force in the United  States. While they are at it the fact  must not be lost that Canada must  have the same laws regarding min  eral locations as the United States*  Equal rights we must have, or else  allow the world to look upon us as a  lot of low grade business fools.  advantage of the name Slocan., Honesty is the best policy, and when a  company resorts to deception to sell  high-priced stock we will call them  down  every time.     The  tenderfoot  investor ought to have at least one  friend  in camp, and we are  here.  ,This office does not accept stock  worth.less than one dollar a share for  advertising.  Advertising pays. Two years ago  we commenced advertising for a bank  for New Denver.   See the result.    .  For the benefit of tenderfeet we  will say that no shipping mine in the  Slocan can be bought for $100, even  if it is all cash.  The War Eagle sale at Rossland  does not seem to be satisfactory to the  small shareholders. When Finch,  Clark and other principal holders took  $700, COO cash instead of $900,000 on  time they probably knew their business. They had a sure thing and  preferred it to an uncertainty. The  Gooderham Syndicate through,the  force of their wealth have made a  good thing out of the- property since  they acquired it.  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  certiticate s of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown grant of each of the above  claims..  And further take notice tha taction under Section  37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificates of improvements.  Datad this 31 day of December, 1896. 12-81  HIGHLAND   MINERAL   CLAIM.  PROVINCIAL   SECRETARY'S   OFFICE.  8th February, 1897.  His Honour the Lieutenant-Govenor has been  pleased to depute William John Gospel, of the  Town of Nelson, Esquire, to perform the duties oi  Gold Commissioner and Government Agent within and for the Ainsworth, Slocan, Nelson, Trail  Creek and Goat River Mining Divisions of the  West Kootenay Electoral District, during the  absence from the district of Napoleon Fitzstubbs,  E3quire, S.M , invalided.  aa_���o_���������������������b���_aai_���_anuamunnunnan���wn_���_>���__  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  TWO   FRIENDS    MINERAL   CLAIMS.  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kooienay District. Located on the Galena  Farm, adjoining the Peerless (Revised) Mineral  Claim on the North-west.  TUKE NOTICE THAT I, FRANCIS J.  1 O'Reilly, as agent for John McClements No,  of Certiticate 74459, Nellie Delaney No. of Certificate 74408, J. C. Bolander No. of Certilicate 65906,  and D A. Van Dorn No. of Certificate 66088,  intend, sixty days from date hereof, to apply to  the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant  of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 19th day of December, 1896. 12-24   .  RABBIT  PAW MINERAL CLAIM.  In Spokane, R: N. McLean & Co.  are offering stock at five cents a  share in the Lardo and Victoria  claims, and advertise that the .properties   are   in   the   Slocan,    near  We have never heard of any dis  crimination in the Slocan in fa ver of  Americans.. There is no trouble over  nationality in this great camp, and if  the legislative trouble brooders in the  United States had the good sense of  most of the Americans doing business  in Kootenay, the words alien labor  law would be practically obsolete, as  far as we are concerned. We regret  that many of Uncle Sam's boys who  have helped to build up Kootenay  Slocan Mining Division of -West Kootenay District.   Located East of Arlington Basin.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T. Twigg 's  agent for Richard Marpole, free miners certificate No. 63804, intend .sixty days from the date  heie f, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  certificate of improvements to be issued in hit  nand tiie names of Peter' M. Schonberg, free  miner's certificate No. 61559, Aii drew Provost, Jree  miner's certificate' No. 65824, George T. Gormley,  free miners certificate No, 74530. and Cornelius  Mnrphy, free miner's certiticate No 74220, for the  p irpose of obtaining a -Crown grant -of the above  c .urn.  And further take notice that action under section  37 must be commenced before the issuance of such  certificates of improvements.  Dated this 4th day of February, 1807. fb_-ap  VANCOUVER NO. 2 MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kooienay District. Located one mile south.of  Sandon, and south of the Silver Smith.  TAKE NOTICE that the Star Mining & Milling  JL Company, Lid. Lia., free miner's certilicate  No. 745J9, intend; sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of  improvements, for tlie purpose of obtaining a  Crown grant of the above chum.  : And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of  -mh certilicate of improvements.  Dated this 18th day ol February, 1897.  febl8 apl3  THE MOCKING BIRD   MINERAL CLAIM.  Kootenay lake.    If the stock brokers  keep on they will probably get the |cannot f01'sake the star spaDgled ban  Slocan   moved within a few feet of ner for the flag upon which the sun  Spokane,   Chicago   or   some   other  village In the land of Canadian haters.  Slocan Mining Division of West Kootenay District.   Located 3 miles east ol Silverton.  never sets.  DECEPTIVE   ADVERTISING.  Men of reputation and good standing  in Canada should be careful how they  lend their names to stock companies.  There are many promoters in the  west ravenous enough to rob a nest of |  young wolves, and nice, inexperienced  tenderfeet with good names, who are  willing to take stock for the use of  their names are iust the kind of  suckers these mineral pirates are  after.  \.  It is a great relief for us to know  that New Denver will have a bank.  For some time we have been worried  about the money that we have had  buried in the ink keg, and now when  the bank lifts the wicket we will be  ready with $10 to help them along,  and prove to the world how generous  the mining men of the Slocan have  been to us for the hundreds of times  r-  we have written up their properties.  A lady being confined in Buffalo,  N. Y., the other day, sent in great  haste for a Canadian lady to come  -over and wet nurse her child.    Just  as she got off the train DeBarry's gang  arrested the nurse and in spite of the  remonstrances of the father, who said  the child   would die   without proper  nourishment the gang threatened to  arrest him if he did not shut up, and  escorted the lady out of the country.  A nation that -would'- deprive one of  The Ibex Mining Co., of Slocan, as  it is called in their prospectus, has a  group of claims in. the Ainsworth  Mining division of West Kootenay.  Major S. B. Steele, of the North-west  Mounted Police at Fort McLeod, is  president. The capital stock of the  company is $300,000, and part of the  stock has been placed upon the market at par value, 25 cents. At this  rate the price set upon a trio of prospects is an admirable display of nerve  on the part of the promoters.  However, we  have nothing to say  about the price.    We expect gall in  this country, although we have never  been able to stake any, owing to the  excessive competition.     But we do  object to companies using deception  in order to sell their stock. ��� This the  Ibex   company  or   their   agent   in  Winnipeg is doing    We find in the  Commercial   of  that  city a glaring  announcement that the claims of this  company are in the Slocan Mining  division, of West Kootenay.    This is  a wonderful piece of nerve, just reads  like a circus poster, and displays the  fact   that the company know their  stock would riot sell well to inexperienced people if its exact location was  advertised.    In  writing this article  we do not do so to decry the claims  ofthe Ib_x but merely to warn people of the methods employed in taking  fAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T. Twigg as  1 agent for Edward Mahon, free miner's  certificate No. 54931, and Henry L. Mahon, free  miners certificate No. 54310, intend, sixty days  .rorn the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for certificates oi improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the  above claims.  And further take notice ihafc action, under Section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  >i such certificates of improvements..  Daied this 21st day of January, 1897.     ja24-ma24  P1NELOG MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. . Located on the divide  between Springer and. Ten Mile creeks and  8 miles from Slocan Lake.  Take notice that I, Alfred Driscoll, as agent  ior the Bondholder Mining Co., limited liability, free miner's certificate No 67899, Intend,  sixty days from date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant oi  the above claim.'  And further, take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 14th day of January, 1897.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division, of West  Kootenay District. Located between Sunshine and Twin Lake Basins.  Take notice that I, Robert E. Palmer, acting  1 as agent for E. W. Nettleton. free miner's  certificate No (50344; Mel. Mclver Campbell, free  miner's certificate No 73704; James Gillhooley,  free miner's certificate No 65858; A. J. Murphy,  free miner's certificate No 66035, and Albert  Behne, free miner's certificate No. 68012. intend,  |3ixty days from date hereof to apply to the Min-'  mg Recorder for a certificate of improvements  --or the purpose of .obtaining a Crown Grant of  ihe above claim.  And iurther, take notice that action under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  3f such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 14th day oi January. 1897.  R. E. PALMER.  THE DEFENDER, COMET A.VD DAYBREAK MINERAL  ,    CLAIMS.   .  Situate iu the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Located between Sunshine arid Twin Like Basins.  Take notice that I, Robert E. Palmer, P.L.S.,  acting as agent ior James Gillhooly, lree  miner's certificate No 65858; A. J. Murpliv, free  miner's certificate No 66035, and Albert Behne,  ree miner's certificate No 68012, intend to apply,  3ixty days from date hereof, to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the  jurpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claims.  And further, take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  jf such certiticate of improvements.  Dated this 14ta day of January, 1897.  "    R. E. PA'LMER, P.L:S .,  RIENZI   MINERAL   CLAIM.  MINNEAPOLIS. MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of the  District of West Kootena3r. Located on  Payne Mountain adjoining ihe R. E. Lee and  Wanacott.  TAKE NOTICE that I, John Carne Blandy, of  1 Kaslo, B. C, acting as agent for P. M. Hayes  and S. Weese, Free Miner's certificates Nos.  65801 and 66297. intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further,'take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  oi such certificate of improvements.  Dated this llth day of January, 1897.  john Carne bLandv, Agent.  Situated in the Sloean Miniug Division of West  Kootenay District. Located iu Reed and Tenderfoot Basin.  TAKE NOTICE that I. C. W. Callahan, free  I miner's certificate No. 65370. intend sixty days  from the date hereof, to appty to the Mining Re  corder for' a certificate of improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that action, under section  37, must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 21s-t day of January, 1897.       ja21-ma2l  PURCELL   MINERAL   CLAIM.  BONDHOLDER MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Located on the divide  between Springer arid Ten Mile creeks, and  8 miles from Slocan Lake.  Take notice that I, Alfred Driscoll, as agent  for the Bondholder Mining Co., limited liability, free miner's certificate No 67899, intend,  sixtv days from date hereof, to apply to the Min:  ing "Recorder for a certificate of improvements  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  the above claim.  And further, take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 14th day or January, 1897.  WINDSOR AND SILVER SMITH MINERAL  CLAIMS  Situate in the'Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Located on the north slope  of the south fork of Carpenter creek-  TAKE NOTICE that I, J, H. Gray, acting as  1 agent for the''Purcell" Mining Corooration,  Limited,( Foreign),free miner's certificate No.8S993,  intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to  the Mining Recordei for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant  of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements,  Dated this 28th day of December, 1896.  12-28  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay, located adjoining Slocan Star.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T. Twigg,agent  1 for Byron N. White Co., Free Miner's Certificate No. "64921. intend, sixtv (lavs from tlie date  NOTICE:  VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 60  LY days from date I, William H. Wall, intend  to make application to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for permission to purchase  three hundred and twenty acres of unreserved  Crown fland; situated on Lemon Creek, at or  near the point where it is joined 'by its second  North Fork, in the Slocan Mining; Dlvisou, in  the county of Kootenay, and described as follows:���Commencing at a south-west corner post  No. 1, thence running north 5280 feetto post No.  2, thence east 2640 feet to post No. 3, thence south  5280 feet to post No. 4, thence west 2640 feet to  place of commencement.  Dated at New Denver, B.C., Jan. 14th, 1897.  jail-ma 21 W.  H-   WALL. Fourth Year  THE   LEDGE.  h  BY THE DEEP BLUE SEA  The Rain  is Still .on  the Patter  and the People Loudly Chatter.  TO   THE    SLOCAN,    OR    BUST!  Vancouver, Feb. 13.    Parliament has once  more convened at Victoria, but the old buildings  have yet to do service for the new and unfinished  structures.* The eyes of the mining, world and of  corporations generally are directed thither, for  the legislation  pending is of great   moment.  Length was the one chief feature in the-speech  from the  throne, the subject matter showing  more blandishments than reality.   In the detailed  accounts for the past year, and laid on the table,  there is shown an increase of revenue, but this is  almost entirely due to the expansion of the mining  industry in West Kootenay.    Among the Government legislation to be brought in will be the  amendment of the Mineral Act touching thein:  corporation of companies and the use of mining  licenses.   Uuder the first heading the new law, as  drafted by the Chief Justice, ts very strict and to  the point, and is a decided step towards bona fide  mining.   Premier Turner, uuder the second caption,  announces himself  as in  favor of doing  away with the licenses  for men working on cr  about the mines of the province, reserving the  license only for those who propose prospecting  and owning pi'operty.   It is quite probable, too,  that an alien law will be passed, conserving to  Britishers alone the right to prospect and own  claims,   J. M. Kellie's-M. P. P. for  the north  riding of .West Kootenuy���speech in  the House  yesterday   showed    reniarkab e    breadth   and  strength. Ho rubbed it Into the Dominion authorities regarding the mail service, advised the Provincial officials to superannuate Gold Commisioner  Fitzstubbs and appoint a younger man, recommended the water powers being kept solely for  the pnblic and not given to corporations, urged  the necessity of Kootenay having two more mem- ���  bers in Parliament, favored a law   controlling  sale of wild cats, and asked the Government to  look after D. C. Corbin, who was robbing mineral  claims of timber.   It is currently reported that  F. C. Cotton, one ofthe members from Vancouver,  is to renounce the Opposition, and throw in his  lot with the Government.  A. J. Murphy and J. Gilhooley, both from New  Denver were registered here during the week. The  former was interested in the recent sale of the  Alamo basin properties to the Evans syndicate.  Mr. Gilhooley succeeded in syndicating the Iron  Horse, on Ten Mile. He spoke most hopefully of  his bond on the Lillie B. group, on Springer,  which he thought the best projjerty hi the camp.  The ledge- will be tapped in a day or so. i  Vancouver parties have organized the Rams  dall Mining ��� Milling Co. to operate ihe Sapphire  and Gem claims, adjoining the Washington  group, in the Slocan. Mr. Ramsdall was formerly  manager of the Moodyville lumber mill. As a s  Irom the Gem group give 210 ozs. silver aud 70��/o  lead. The property will be put on a shipping  basis thi3 winter.  - F. Aug. Hoinze is to build a refinery to his  smelter plant at Trail. He favors strongly an export duty on all ores, so as to encourage the  smelting industry of Canada.  North Fork of Carpenter is attracting considerable attention. The bond of $25,000 on the Roulette group has been taken up and shipments are  to be made regularly. Interested parties predict  that the Cordelia, So Jo, London and Pheonix  groups will also be early and steady shippers,  Hewitt Lostbck, M. P., J. Coultart and A.  Martin of Victiria have incorporated the Kootenay Lumber Co. at $100,000, with head offices at  Victoria. Thev will acquire and operate on an  extensive scale the business of the Lumber company at Lardeau,  P, Evans of this city has bonded a half interest  in the United Empire, on Ten Mile creek, adjoining the Iron Horse. ��� A large amount of development work will be  done on the Empire in the  .spring.  Another carload of ore from the Two Friends  passed through on Sunday, billed for the Tacoma  smelter.  A. syndicate or ten  take over the bond  Gillvray on the Iron Horse, on Ten Mile. The  parties in the scheme are composed oi the strongest  fiuanciors in the city. Already >53jo has,been ex  pended on the ciaiiri arid much more is to be advanced for development purposes. Once the  Enterprise vein is tapped shipments will be made  regularly. There is a growing ieeling among  mining men for properties in the vicinity of tht  great mines on Ten Mile and Springer creek.  The Town3end, adjoining the Two priends,and  owned principally by Frank Granville, is to be  stocked in a close corporation. McKinnon and  DeBeck, of Golden Cache fame, are the promoters.  XV, Callanan, oflNew Denver, has been in town  this week, havinar come down on business in connection with the lawsuit over the Mollie Gibson  group on Kokanee creek. McPhillips and  Williams are backing liis claim- to the property,  and they say he has the only title to the properties.  In the Supreme Court yesterday, before Judge  Bole, Callanan got leave to serve George et al with  an ex-Juris writ. This is tlie first step in the  tight. While here Mr. Callanan gave a 3) day  option on the Alma group, adjoining the Lillie B.,  on Springer, for ^30,000.  The share market this week shows no improvement over that of a week ago. Bondholder is  steady, the nearness to the ledge in the main tunnel having a tendency to strengthen the shares.  Prominent shareholders have been quietly buying  up shares during the week. Two Friends keos  firm, as do all Slocan st >ck?. Orphan Boy, in h ���  Big Bend, has been ireely mentioned, nut tiie  quotations are ragged. Athabasca, in the Nelson  district, has come te the front. A. Rand, who  has just returned from the east, reports the sale of  150,00..) shares, netting *16,500, and giving the n\\ -  mo'ters a profit of 11 cents a share. George Nee-  lauds, of Nelson, is the largest holder.  The C, P. R. announce a new schedule of passenger rates on their boats in the Kootenay corn-  try) a uniform tariff of four cents a mife being  impesed.   A big reduction in freight rates irom  the North West Territories to   Kooteriay points  has also taken place, as follows:���From Calgary,  Cochrane,'Mitford aud  Morley,   to Nakusp and  Robson, 26c. per hundred pounds, formerly 5 jc;  to Nelson, New Denver, Sandon, Three Forks and  Trail, 30 c, formerly 50c;  to Rossland. 40c, formerly 7_>cj From all main  line points between  Medicine Hat and Calgary and on the north and  south branches of the C, & E.. to Nakusp, and  Robson, 30c, formerly 50c; to Nelson, New Denver  Sandon, Three Forks and Trail, 35c, formerly 5Cc;  to   Kaslo, 40c,  formerly   50e; to Rossland, 40c,  ormerly^TOe,   The above rates are for grain ,flour,  oatmeal, millstuffs, vegetables and nay.    Minimum weight forhay 20.000 lbs, for other produce,  36,000 lbs.   A considerable reduction in the rate  on livestock in carload lots of  20,0001bs  is also  made and is now:   From Calgary to Nitidisp,  horses. 48c per 100 tt>s, cattle, hogs and sheep, 45c  per 100 lbs; to all other points except Rossland. 60  and 57c respectively.   From Olds to Nakusp, 52c  and 48c respectively ; to other points,'63c and 60c  From Innesfail to Nakusp. 52c and 48c; to other  points, 64c and60c.   From Red Deer and Lacombe  to Nakusp, 53c and 49c,; to other points, 65c and  61c.    Wetaskiwin  to Nakusp,  55c and 50e;  to  other points, 67c and 72c.    From Edmonton to  Nakusp, 57c and 52c; to other points, 69c and 64e.  From  High  River  to Nakusp,  50c and 47c. to  other prints, 62c and 59c, From Nanton to Nakusp  5lcand48c; toother points. 63c and90c.   From  Cairholm   to Nakusp,  52c and   48c;  to other  points 64c arid 6Jc.   From McLeod to Nakusp; 53c  and 49c; to other points 65c and 64.     Additional  reductions in   other   articles are  proposed, the  tariff on which will be issued later.  BANK OF  KASLO-SLOGAN RY  Established in 1836.  Incorporated ry Royal Charter in  1840  TIME CARD No. 1.  Paid-up Capital  $4,866,666  Reserve Fund     1,338,333  1  London ���Off-ice���3 Clements  St., E. c.  Lane,  Lombard  COURT   OF  J. H. Brodie  John Janies C��,ter  Gaspard Farrer  Henry R. Farrer  Richard H. Glyn  Secretary���A  DIRECTORS.  E. A. Hoare  H. J. B. Kendallj  J. J. Kingsford  Frederic Lubbock  Geo. D. Whatman  G. Wallis.  H  Head Office in Canada���St. James St.,  Montreal,  Sitkeman, - -        General Manager.  1 J. Elmrly, Inspector.  BRANCHES   IN  CANADA.  London .   Kingston Halifax N, S.  Brantford Ottawa Rossland, B.C.  Paris Montreal Sandon, B.C.  Hamilton Quebec Victoria, B.C.  Toronto St- John, N.B. Vancouver, B,C,  Fredericton, N.B. Wmnipeg.Man. Brandon, Man.  Kas.), BC, Trail,BC  AGENTS IN THE UNITED STATES, ETC.  New York-52 Wall Street��� W. Lawson & J. C.  Welsh.  Sau Fr���ncisco--124 Sansom St.���H. M. I. Mc-  Michael and J. R. Ambrose.  London Bankers���The B.mk of Englahd Messrs  Glyn & Co.  Foreign Agents���Liverpool���Bank of. Liver  pool. Scotland���National Bank of Scotland  Limited, and branches. Ireland���Provincial  Bank of Ireland, Ltd., and branches, National  Bank, Ltd., and branches. Australia���Union  Bank of Australia', Ltd. New Zealand���Union  Bank of Australia, Ltd. India, China and Japan  ���Mercantile Bank of India, Ltd. Agra Bank,  Ltd. West Indies���Colonial Bank. Paris-  Messrs. Marcuard, Krauss et Cie.   Lyons-rCredit  Lyonnais.  GEORGE KYDD. Managp.i  Sandon, BC  First Bank Established in the Slocan  IN EFFECT WED.N0V. 25, ! 895  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Leave 8.00 A.M.  Kaslo  Arrive, ?��� !'>Q  "   8 36  i.  South Fork  :��� 15  '���    9 36  u  Sproule's  "       ���>. 15  "   9 51  tt  Whitewater  "      2 00  '��� 10 03  .4  Bear Lake  *'       1 48  '��� 10 18  .tt  McGuigan  l ;;:$  " 10 30  it  Bailey's  "       1 21  " 10 38  li  Junction  '��        112  Arr. 10 50  it  Sandon  Leave "l 00  P.M.  For rates and information apply at  Company's Offices.  ROBT. IRVING,        R. W. BRYaN,  Traffic Mngr. Supt. and Ass't Trras  Columbia and  Western R'y Co.  Schedule No. 3, Jan. 4, *9t  /-WESTBOUND.  No 1 No: I  Bank of Briflst Cotaliia.  Incorporated by Royal Charter 1862.  Capital (with power to increase) ��2,920,000  Reserve. -.  .   486,666  Head Office : 60 Lombard Street, London, Eng.  branches:  In British Columbia:���Victoria, Vancouver, New  Westminister ,Nanaimo,Kamloops .NELSON,  s    KASLO and SANDON, (Slocan District).  In the.United States:���San Francisco and Portland. ���  Passenger  Tues.,      ~  "  Thurs.  & Sat.,  6:30 pm  6:40 pm  6:45 pm  7:00 pm  7:05 pm  7:10 pm  7:15 pm  7:25 pm  7:35 pm  7:40 pm  8:00 pm  Ar  Stations  Daily  except  Sunday. Lv.   '  8:30 am Trail *  8:40 am Smelter  8:45 am McLeod's  9:00 am Warrield  9:05 am Tiger Switch Bk 7:26 am  9:10 am Crown Paint 7:21am  9:15 am Lake Mountain 7:16 am  9:25 am. Carpenter 7:10 am  9:35 am Union Ave 7:03 am  9:40 am Rossland ' 7:00 am  9:50 am- Rossland Wye 6:40 am  ^EASTIJOUND.-^  No. 2 No, 4  Passenger  Tues.,     Daily  Thurs.  .&Sat.,  8:00 am  7:47 am  7:42 am  7:31 am  except  Sunday.  6:00 pin  5:47 pm  5:42 pm  5:31 pm  5:26 pm  5:21 pm  5:16 pm  5:10 pm  5:03 pm  5:00 pm  4:40 pm  J. A. JORDAN. C. D. & T. M.  THE  STEAMER  NOTICE.  has been organised hereto  held by Giiiiooley rnd Mc-  JOTICE is hereby given that application will  will be made to ue Legislative Assembly of  the Province of British Columbia, at its next  session, for an act incorporating a Company for  the purpose of establishing water works and  supplying water for mining; domestic, manufacturing, fire, electric_lighting, power and other  purposes to the inhabitants of.;, the town of Brandon, and to the pre-emption of W. H. Brandon at  the foot of Slocan Lake, and their vicinity, and  to lay pipes and erect flumes for the conveyance  and supply thereof; the water to be obtained from  Springer and Climax Creeks, near the town of  Brandon aforesaid; and for all the other necessary rights, powers and rnivileges which are incidental or conducive to the attainment ofthe  above objects.  Dated at New Denver, B.C., this 12th day of  January, A. D. 1897. R. B. KERR,  jal_" 'Solicitor for the Applicants.  Agents and Correspondents:  CANADA:���Canadian Bank of Commoree,  Merchants' Bank of Canada, the Molsons Bank,  Imperial Bank of Canada and Bank of Nova  Scotia. UNITED STATES:���Canadian Bank  of Commerce (Agency), New York; Bank of  Nova Scotia, Chicago. The London and San  Nrancisco Bank, Ltd., Tacoma. The Puget  Sound National Bank. Seattle. The Exchange  National Bank, Spokane. AUSTRALIA AND  NEW ZEALAND :���Bank of Australasia.  HONOLULU : ' Bishop & Co,  I_ooa,l _\Ea/_ia.g@_\  6 M11S  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  .HUNTER  LEAVES NEW DENVER  every morning at 8 o'clock  (Sundays excepted)  FOR SILVERTON,  SLOCAN CITY and ALL  INTERMEDIATE POINTS.  Returning will," if possible, make connections  with the west-bound train on the N. & S. Ry.  Powder-carried only on Fridays.  Time Table subject to change without notice.  G. L. ESTABROOK, Master.  THIS TOWNSITE, is situated a mile  ncl a half from the well-known G ALENA FARM  MINES, and having an unchallenged monopoly  ofthe trade of  a.  is now on the Market.  For lots apply  iNEW   DENVER, B.G.  fied  RAILWAYS  The only all rail _*oute without change  f cars between Nelson and Rossland  nd Spokane and Rossland.  Only Route to Trail Creek  and Mineral District ofthe  Colville Reservation, Nelson, Kaslo,   Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Leave  9:00 a.m.  10:30 "  7:00 a.m.  Daily, Except Sunday.  Arrive.  NELSON        5:20 p.m.  ROSSLAND      3:25   "  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 stage daily.  The Quickest  and  Cheapest Eoute  East  or  '  West.  Steamer leaves Nakusp every Sun-  dajy Wednesday and Friday  morning, making close connection  at Revelstoke with trains for  all points East or West  MRS. W. W. MERKLEY.  3tf__rw- de_>tv:__:r,7  Has always on hand a large stock of.  Dry and Fancy Goods, j  Millinery and" |j  (rents' Furnishings. ���  Before you travel get information frora  C.P.R.   Agents as to time and  rates.   It will save you money  Apply to nearest Railway Agent  or to  District Passenger Agent,  Vaneouvei 6  THE   LEDGE.  Fourth Year.  Maud. Muller Up-to Date.  Maud Muller, on a summer's day  Mounted her wheel and rode away.  Singing, she rode, and her merry glee  Frightened the sparrow:from his tree.  But when she was several miles from towu,  Upon the hill-slope, coasting���'down,  The sweet son g died and a vague u n rest  And a sort of. terror filled her: breast���  A fear that she hardly dared to own,  For what if her wheel should strike a stone ?  The Judge scorched swiftly down the road-  Just then she heard his tire explode.  He canted his wheel into the shade  Of the apple trees; to await the maid,  And he asked her if she would kindly loan  Her pump to him, as he'd lost his own.  And she mushed as she gave it. looking down  At her feet, once hid by,a trailing gown.  Then said the Jndge. as he pumped away,  "'Tis very fine weather we're having to-day."  He spoke of the grass and flowers and trees,  . Of twenty-mile runs and centnries;  But the tire was fixed, alac-a-day!  The Judge remounted and rode awaj.  Maud Muller looked and sighed, "Ah me!  That I the Judge's bride might be,  My father should have a brand new wheel  Of tha costiliest make and the finest steel,  And I'd give one to Ma of tlie same design,  So that slie'd cease tb borrow mine."  The Judge looked back as he cllmed the hill  And saw Maud Muller standing there still.  " A prettier face and a form more fair  I've seldom gazed at, I declare!��� r.  Would she were mine, adT to-day  Could make her put those bloomers away!"  But he thought of his sisters proud and cold  c And shuddered to think how they would scold.'  H>. married a wife of richest dower  Who had riever.seccumb ;d to the bloomei's power;  Yet oft, while watching the-sntioak wreaths curl,  He thought of that freckled bloomer girl.  She married a man who clerked in a store,  And many ceudren played round her door,  But still of the Judge she often thought,  And sighed o'er the loss that her bloomers had  wrought. ������"  Alas for the Judge!   Alas for the maid!  Dreams were their only stock in trade.  Ah, Avell! For usallhope still remain s���  For tbe bloomer girl and the man of brains,  And in the hereafter bloomei's may  Be hot allowed to block the way. .  ���The: Standard Designer.  "Veil, den, If you vant anodder, go to de duyvll  and ged it."  Did the hag take him at his word ? She left the  shop, and from that time it seemed as if poor  Voickertwas bewitched, indeed, for his cakes  were stolen ; his bread was so light that it went  up the chimney, when it was not so heavy that it  fell through the' oven; invisible hands plucked  bricks from that same oven and pelted him until  , he Avas blue; his wife became deaf, his children  went unkempt and his "trade went elsewhere.  Thrice the old woman reappeared, and each time  was sent anew to the devil; but at last, in despair,  the baker called on Saint Nieolans to come and  advise him. His call was answered with startling  quickness, for, almost while he was making it.the  venerable patron of Dutch feasts stood before  him. The good soul advised the trembling man  to be more generous in his dealings witn his  fellows, and after a lecture on cliarity lie vanished, when,Jlo! the old woman was there in his  place.  She repeatedlier demand for one more cake,  and Nolckert San Pieterson. etc., gave it, whereupon she exclaimed, -'The spell is broken, and  from this time a dozen is thirteen." Taking from  the counter a gingerbread effigy of St. Nlcolons,  she made the astonished Dutchman lay his hand  upon it and swear to give more liberal measure in  the future. So, until thirteen new States arose  from the ruins of the Colonies���when the shrewd  Yankees restored the original measure���thirteen  made a baker's dozen.  Don't overlook Wilson's Hotel when  you are in Slocan City. f  F.  S. ANDREWS,  The World of TiubOr.  Beef comes iii syphons. ��� '  Japan .has a trolly road.,  Japan has beer, to export.  Paper sails are announced;  > Aluminum skates gain favor.  Denmark has women sailors.  America has 5609 distilleries.  London is to have electric cabs.  A Detroit man hasa ��3000 cane.  'Frisco has Chinese photographers.  Mexico has women street cleaners.  Emperb William employs twelve valets.  In Mexico miners get 50 cents a day.  Brooklyn Italian longshoremen have a union.  Organisation has increased wages in Japan.  . Ohio music teachers held a state convention.  Cleveland unions will hold revival meetings.  Los Angles is to have a home products exhibition.  Ithaca, N. Y., trackmen struck against (50 cents  a day.  Several Cleveland contractors advocate eight  hours.  English coal miners will demand 10 per cent,  advance.  Boston printers want a municipal printing office established.  All demands of Cork (Ireland) carpenters have  been: conceded. ,      -  Carpenters inaugurated the eight-hour day at  Detroit on Jan. 1. *"���  The Kansas City co-operative printing shop is  overrun with orders.  Minneapolis waiters struck against the employment of rival unionists.  Wholesule auctioneers of New York want'fake  auctions prohibited.  K of L and Brotherhood carpenters at Chicago  have amalgamated.  The Street  Railway JHen's association is the  largest labor union iri Detroit.  A Pittsburg department store gave aAvay 100,-  OOO books as Christmas presents.  ^Cleveland carpenters will not work on an operation that employs one non-unionist.  Minneapolis Avaiters haAre inaugurated a series of  open social and educational meetings.  Cleveland Labor League will, make. candidates  at the spring election indorse their demands.  Ncav Yorfi: socialists have so far collected over  $75 for the striking dock workers of Hamburg.  There was only one death in the organisation  of Detroit Iron Moulders' Union, No. 31, during  the past year.  At Detroit 22 retail hardware dealers luive  pledged to handle only stoves bearing the union  lable.  An international congress is to take place at  Brussels next summer for the purpose of discus-  Sing the subject of accidents to < orkingmen,  The Baker's   Dozen.  Sole agent  Company  NOTARY PUBLIC,  CONVEYANCER,  ETC., ETC.  MINING &  REAL ESTATE BROKER.  Slocan City, B C  for the  Canadian   Fire Insurance  never be a second Butte, but it ivill be  W  Its location in the centre of Avhat is admitted to be the  richest silver district on earth cannot help, Avith tlie unsurpassed scenery that surronnds it upon every side, but make  one of the most famous toAvns of modern times. If-- vou  desire a home in this beautiful spot buy a lot from  ANGUS M'GILLVRAY  H  OWARD, WEST,  Assoc. R S M, London, Eng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  New Denver, B.C.  Is situated on the banks of the beautiful Slocan Lake, and guests can sit upon  the balcony and gaze upon the grandest scenery in America Avithout extra charge  The fire escape system is excellent. The rooms are airy and decorated Avith the  latest results of the wall paper art. The exterior of the hotel is painted in colors  that harmonize with the idealistic scenery. The Dining Room is always provided Avith food that is tasty, digestible and satisfying to. the inner economy of  man. The Bar is replete AA-ith the most modern, as Avell as ancient brands of  nerA-e producers.  Goldbugs, Silver Democrats, Canadian Capitalists, Prospectors, Miners,  Tenderfeet, Ten Mile Millionaires and Pilgrims of every shade in politics; re-  ligion or Aveolth are welcome at this house.  Properties   examined   and reported on  tending purchasers.  for rm  Stranger,  Assay office and Chemical  vue ave, NeAV Denver, B C.  Laboratory, Belle-  Tl/r   \V. BRUNER, M. D  Physician & Surgeon.  Three Forks, B.C.  A full line of Drugs and Perscription Remedies  kept on hand.  D  R. A.S. MARSHALL.  make for the NeAvmarket Ayhen you reach the Slocan metropolis and do not forget the Landlord's name|;-it is - .   ���  Heny Stege.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago  GWILLIM & JOHNSON,  (McGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Ciiemists.  Slocan City,   S3L.oo-A._sr _h:os_pit_a.i_,  HSTETW"   IDE-ST^TEIR,,   33. 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 shore of Slocan Lake, it affords every  advantage for the treatment of fever cases, the water supply and altitude  being more favorable than any other point in the district..  Annual pickets 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-subscribers may also be obtained on application to  A.   E.   FAUQUIER,   Secretary  B  C  rpRETHEWEY  &-BUCKE,  W: I. Trethewey, E.  M. A. Bucke, M. E  Ai  Baas (Boss) Volcret Jan Pieterson Amsterdam  kept a bakeshop in Albany, and lives in history  as (he man avIio iiwe'nted N6av Year cakes and  made gingerbread babies in the likeness of his  .fat offspring. Good churchman though he Avas  the bane of his life Avas the fear of being lie witched  and perhaps'it Avas to keep oul evil spirits. Avho  might make one last effort to'gain the mastery  over him. he turned the customary leaf Avith the  i icoming year, that he had primed himself Avith  an extra glass of spirits on the last night of 1654.  His sales had been brisk, and as he sat in his  little shop, meditating comfortably o'n the'grains  he would make Avhen his harmless .rivals1���the  knikkerbakkers(bakers of marbles) sent for their  usual supply of olie-kolks and mince-pieV on the  morroAv, he Avas startled by a sharp rap, and an  u3rly old Avoman entered.  "GiA'emea dozen New Year's cookies!" she  cried in a shrill A'oice.  ���'Veil, den, you needn'sbeak. so loud, I aind  teni. den."  "A dozen !" she screamed. "Give me a dozen.  Here are only twelve."  "Veil. den. dwalf is a dozen."  "One more!; I want a dozen."  Mining Engineers  ' Kaslo, BC  MCMILLAN  Agents for B.C. Sugar -Refinery and  Examinations, reports, assays, analysis, underground plans.      Fifteen years experience  TT   T. TWIGG,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  NeAV Denver, BC  Royal City Planing Mills.  Mineral claims, mines, timber limits, etc, surveyed  D  R. a. milloy;  Den. list.  Ofilce : Blacks Hotel,  SANDON B.C.  SANDON  -Tl_is   ISTew  HZonsse,  With the old name, is avcII equipped to accomodate a large number of Guests.   The building is  plastered, and the rooms are unsurpased for comfort in the Slocan, while in the  Dining Room can be found the best food in the market.  ROBERT   OXJ_Sr_Sri3STC3-  3r*r,opr,ieto_*  _i  KBBHHR Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  '(:  AN   EASY   GOIN'   FELLER.  Ther' ain't no use in all this strife,  An' hurrin' pell-mell right thro' life.  I don't believe in goinJ too fast  To see Avhat kind o' road you've passed.  It ain't no mortal kind o' good,  ���N' I wouldn't hurry if I could.  I like to jest go joggin' 'long,  To limber up my soul with song;  To .stop awhile 'n' chat the.men,  'N' drink some cider uoav an' then.  Do' Avant no boss a standin' by  To see me Avork; I alius try  To do my dooty right straight up, '   ,  An' earn Avhat fills my plate an' cup.  An' ez fer boss, I'll be my oavd,  I like to jest be let alone.  To plough my strip an' tend my bees,  Air do just like I doggoned please.  My head's all right, ah' my heart's mellcr,  But I'm an easy-goin' feller.  ���Paul Dunbar, in Current Literature  ESSAY   FROM   lNGERSOLL,  A little Avhile ago J. stood by the grave of the"  First Napoleon,' a magnifieient tomb of gilt aud  gold, fit. almost-, for a dead diety, and here was a  great circle and in the bottom there, in a sarcophagus, rested at last the ashes of that restless man.  I looked upon that tomb and I thought about the  career of. the greatest soldier of modern times.  In imagination 1 could see him walking up arid,  down the banks of the Seine, contemplating suicide.       }  I could see him at Toulon. I could see him at  Paris puttingdown the mob. I could see him  crossing the bridge at Lodi, with the tri-color in  his hand. ,   " , ��� -   .  I saw him in Egypt fighting battles under the  shadoAvs of the pyramids. I saAV him conquer the  Alps and mingle the eagles of France Avith the  eagles of Italy.  " 1 saw him at Marengo, I saAv him in Austerlitz  ���1 saw him in Russia Avhere the infantry of the  snow and the Masts smote legions, Avhere death  rode, the icy Avinds of Avinter:���I saw him al  Leipsic hurled back upon Paris���banished. ���  I saAV him escape frnmElba and retake (an  empire by the force of his genius. I saw him on  the held of Waterloo, Avhen fate and chance combined to wreck the fortunes of the former king.  , I saAV him at St. Helena, with his hands behind  his backgazingout upon the'sad and scbmn, sea  and I thought of all the widows he had made���ot  all the orphans, of all the tears1 that had been shed  for his glory/, and I thought-of tho woman,-'the  only woman Avhohad eA^er loA^ed him.pushed from  his heart by the cold hand of ambition, and I  thoug t e.s I g.u_ed that I would rather h.- vebeen a  Fiench peasant, aiid AVorn wooden 'shoes, and  lived in a little hut with the vine running over the  door, and the purple grapes groAving red in the  , amorous kisses of the autumn sun.  I Avould rather live there Avith my wife knitting  by my side" and my children upon my kiiees,  with their arms around my neck. I would rather  have liAred and died unnoticed and unknown and  gone doAvn to the noiseless silence of the dreamless  dust. I Avould rather have-been that-poor French  peasant than to have been that imperial impersonation of force and murder Avho'covered Europe  Avith blood and tears. . - , L >  I tell you I would rather make somebody happy  ���I would rather have the loAre of somebody���I  Avoiild rather goto the forest far aAvay and build  me'a hut, and build, it myself and "daub it Avith  mud���I would rather go and live there all by myself; just one little family and have a little path  that led down to ithe spring Avhere the Avater,  bubbled forth day and night 1 ke a little poem from  the heart of the earth���a little hut with some hollyhocks at the corner, and AVith the thru h;iu the air  like a song of joy in the morning. ,.:I< Avould-  rather live there and have some lattice work  across the AvidoAv so that the sunlight Avould fall  checkered on the baby in the cradle.  I Avould rather live there and have mv soul  erect and frae than live in a palace of gold and  wear the croAvn of imperial power'and knoAv that  my s ul Avas slimy with hypocrisy.- -���  Wonderful   Memory.  Memory is a gift that seems to he-very unevenly  distributed. A kindly^ well-meaning, highly  educated man���a-clergyman, we will say���may  hardly be able to remember his own name, Avhile  here and there some Tom,-Dick or Harry Avill  amuse himself and excite the Avonder of the  crowd by performing memonic feats as surprising  as they are useless. A Western journal reports a  Avellkiiown railroad man assaying: '  "Iknewaman Avhose memory of car numbers  was something reallyremarkable. When a train  whistled into the platform;' and without either  book or pencil, .would stand and watch the cars go  by.    '-. ������: /.-���. ,.'.-    ..'..������.; .  - :   .  If anyone Avas standing near, he would converse  upon whatever subjectoccured,,and when the conversation was ended he Avould step inside the office  and make a complete and accurate record of the  train, beginning Avith the first car and ending  wile the caboose.  .--Sometimes, just to test him, we would get him  to began at the caboose and write the numbers the  other way, or else begin in the middle of the train  and Avork both ways. He never made a mistake  that I remember. Car numbers, the names of  roads to Avhlcli they belonged, and their relative  positions in the train would all be recorded accurately.  What Cured   Him.  The taciturnity of baekAvoodsmen, says Youth's  Companion, used to be much illustrated by American writers, but iioav, perhaps because backAvcods-  men are to few too form as conspicuous a national  element as formerly, their peculiarities are not  , often mentioned. From Canada, which still has-  A'-ast areas of almost unbroken forest, Ave receive  the following verbatum report of a conversation  betAveen a city sportsman and his guide, Bill Buck  shaw:  You have klled moose, Bill, I suppose ?  Some. ��� '  Any big bulls ?  Some.  Where ?  Back yonder.  Were you ever charged by one V  Onct.  How Avas that ?  He came at me.    ,  Aodyou Avounded him V  Yas.  How did he come?  Across the swale.  Couldn't you stop him with another shot ?  Hadn't on'y a muzzle-loader.  Did he get close to you ?  ' Clost as you be.  Then you killed him ?  No.      ,  What then ?  ��� I dumb ui).'  Where?  Oh the root.  ' What root? *  A biff pine root.  A fallen pine ?  Yes.  What did he do?.  Lammed into it.  Into Avhat ?  The root ?  Hoav? ' '     ;  Lickety pelt. - Head first.   Twiet.  'Did he go off then?  I near ( i 1.  He shook the root, eh ? *  You bet.  But you held on?-  ' Sure.  Were you sitting ?  Stannin'.  Hoav could you hold on ?  Branches and roots.  Well, what then ?  ,  I fetched him.  Oh, had another .shot ?  Got loaded up.    " -  Then you killed him.?   ,  Yeu could 'a, Idled him yourself then."  With that, says the sportsman. "I gave np the  questioning and] imagined the details. After a  long silence, Bill-said:  That cured me of muzzle;loaders."  The  Windsor  Restaurant  Is one of the Best and Aged Cafes  Silvery Slocan.  TN NEW DENVER,  It Avas in operation when  Was turned against the country, and, hoav that the  gloom of the Argonaut days.has disappeared, it looms  np brighter than eArer as  .... A place where any  . . . . appetite can be satiated,  COME EARLY AND AVOID'THE RUSH.  Jacobson & Co  a  rWO/WQ/Wb*  New York Tailor  Vancouver,  Largest tailoring establish  ment in B. C, now open a  branch at    :        :        :        :  5AND0N.  with a full line of    ���:  .  Cloths, Gent's  Furnishings,  Clothing, Etc  Travelers, will call frequently at  the various towns with samples.  Gtors'lssaT Office  B.andcn, B. C,  J.R.& D. Cameron  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Furnisli Clothing  ���i in the  -   Latest Style  of the :���  Tailors Rft  !___L_LTHfLEE F0EKS & SANSON  C. S. RASHDALL,  Notary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  Frank and. Literal.  An amusing story is gi\-en in the Ladies' Pictorial ol a little gin who had been very naughty,  so that the aunt whom she Avas visiting had to  punish her.  When she came to say her prayers at night her  little mind was still full of Avrath against her aunt,  but yet the child did not quite like to leave her  name ont of her evening devotions, so she compromised matters bv saying: "Pray, God, bless  father and mother;'' then after a pause, she added' "and bless Aunt Julia, too, but not much."  It is perhaps natural that little children should  expect their small, supplications to be answered  literally. We can sympathize Avith the small boy  over his sums, who said to his governess in a  i.uzzled, hali indignant A-oice :  ���'I can't do-my sums, I can't; and I did ask God  ii> help me, and He's in;ide three mistakes already."  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  k-----M_a____mH-D__-_UM__-aB_-0l  MINING INTERESTS' BOUGHT,   SOLD  and BONDED.       CORRESPONDENCE  -.:'��� '���;:���.;; ���'77 77'-'-7 y.vK "yv;���invited���-: Vy''������'"' y ;  Complete lists of claims for sale.    Abstracts of claims, conA'eyancing.  Assay Price List:  Gold, Sihrer, or Lead;each  ��� ��� .. Sl.ro  Gold, Silver and Lead, combined��� .  3 00  Gold and Silver...........  2 00  Silver and Lead '...'..  2 00  Copper (by Electrolysis)  2 00  Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead....  4 50  Gold and Copi>er  2 50  Silver and Copper  _ jCK)  Gold, Silver and Copper . *.'       ; 3 00  Platinum...   5 00  Mercury.  2 00  Iron or Manganese.  2 00  Lime, Magnesium, Barium, Silica, Sulphur, each....'  2 00  Bismuth, Tin, Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony,  Zinc, and Arsenic, each  4 00  Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash,  and percentage  of Coke, if Coking  Coal)  4 0u  Terms:   Cash. With. Sample.  June 20th, 1S95.  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large number of people. The rooms are large  and "airy, and the Dining Room is provided Avith CA-erything .in the market.  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  FRANK DICK.  Assayer and Araly  John Buckley, Prop.  >cs  H  We le id in First-Class work.'  3 fine Bath Rooms in connection.  Sea Salt Baths without extra charge.  MRS.  A. KLETNSMIDT.  Wanted :  (iood SI!ver=Lead  Properties  Members Spokane Miniiu'  Wash.  for cash or stocking  Cowgill <& Pugsley,  Tf.xe] i in ire, Sj n >k n 11 e ���wVJuiiS'ViMtrr.Si  8  THE    LEDGE.  Fourth  Year.  MINING  RECORDS,  the.   Assessments  Recorded at NeAv Denver,  Transfers and Locations:  ASSESSMENT.  A S Reed    ���  Feb 12  Pembina  Feb 10  DjI .r.ii-ie^R McLennan.  LOCATIONS.  Feb 11 '.,'"'.  ��� AV li R���Four Mile, A R Fingland  ,   ' /;:   TRANSFERS.  Feb �����    '* ������ - .'* .    ,  Albert. Behne" to James Gilhooley���I Convention  Fraction, Feb 4; $1  Albert Behne to James Gilhooley���1-0 Adirondack. Feb 4; "^1 ������  ���JaihespGilhooley to  Albert Behne���1-G Cuba,  Feb' 4; fcl v ',.; -:X-  James Gffiiooley to Albert Behne���i Bermuda  and Smvanee, Feb 4; *l , , ��� S'  James Gilhooley' to AndreAv  J   Murphy���1-6  Cuba, Feb 2;��r   ���  '���  Albert Behne to Andrew J Murphy���J Convention Fraction, Feb 4; $1  Albert Behne to Andrew J Murphy���1-9 Adirondack, Feb4;�����_ ' ���       ,  Albert Behne to AndreAV J Murphy���I Competition, Feb'4; $1 7 7,  Jas Gilhooley to Andrew J Murphy���J Bermuda  andSuwanee,Feb_;$l ,    , ���,  Jas W Ryan to Thos C Gray���\ Standard, Feb  4 ; telOO -: - '  Alexander Stewart to John McKinnnon���I  Pacific, Oct 24 ; SI ,  -.     ,  A N Shaw to the Carnduff Mining and , Development Co. Ltd.;���The Dido, Evening Star No 10,  Deubigh, Skylight, Lucky Jack, Libby, Ruby  May, Jan 28; $1 ' '  DE #afuse to ThosD W oodcock���} Vancouver  No 3..Feb 4; %i ���_/.  Feb 6 ' ' * '��� /*   -   ' v  A F Thompson to V C Rackcliff���A Free Gold,  Wmlnnesto C K Hammond���Ddnny Brook,  Oet_o, tl     * ���,-.,,  Bishop E Grove to C K Hammond���Pembroke,  Oct 30; s-1  C K Hammond to J H Smith���J Donny Brook  and Pembroke,Feb 2; $1  Feb 8  WH Robertson to Patrick Daly���\ Emily Edith  Jan 29; *_  . Wing Elliott to Jacob Fleishman���\ Ruby Mav  Feb 11: si.OOu  Jno Blende to Mrs Emma Gray���J The Grand  Trunk, Great Northern and Great Western, Feb  11; $1  ��1  gl!l!ll!t!l![l!lll!!n!llllll!t!lltl!!![!:!!ll!!:i!!!!lll!l(llll!!l!l!!!l!llfnllltlll!l!l!iiil!!g  | NEWS-IN PLACE |  tgiiiiiiiiiiiniiiHiiiiiiiJiiiiiiiiiiiiii. :iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiii-S  1 Ed. Dunn returned from the coast  this week.  Dr. Brouse and wife returned from  California on Monday.  ,;  Byers, Stone and Dennis, of Kaslo,~  were in town Tuesday.  Murdoch McKenzie,and Miss Ida  Williams were married in Kaslo last  week. v y  i.  , Officials of the Bark of B. SC. spent  Tuesday in the city looking for a. location. <<  J. L. Retallaek is in England. He  might stock the Whitewater before  he returns.  fl A party of young people spent,a  very pleasent evening Monday at the  home of Mr. and Mrs. Thompson.  Black & McLennan sold their Sixth.'  street property tfiis week to < a firm  \vho intend to open a hardware stor,e  iii the city. .''   ���'   7 X  Henry Arndrefcht, a miner from the  Noble Five, died in the hoospital yes-  LEAD   TARIFF   RESTORED.  McKinley   Rate   Adopted   Whicli  is  Double the Present Duty;   .  Washington, D. C,   The republican members ofthe ways and means  committee who are working un  the  tariff bill agreed to restore the McKinley on lead ores.     The McKinley  rate is H cents a pound, while the  .present duty is �� of a cent.   It was  also decided to change the law dealing with tbe assaying of imported  'lead ores and instead of having them  assayed at the port of entry, to admic  ^them under bond and- have them assayed at the office nearest their destination.  Copper, Brass gold and silver were  also restored to the rates of the Mc  Kinley law, which are 35 per cent,  ad valorum on copper, 1$ cents a  pound on brass and 35 per cent, ad  valorum on gold and silver.  - * *-s ��.���* -v rwewahi  PeferGudron, Alfred Lemiux,. Frank Provost,   teid&V-     His   death   was  CaUSed   by  Joseph B Martin to J T Moore���N. P., Alma No 3.  Animon, No 3, Feb _; S-00  cEA Cameron to Nell  McMillan���3 Inverness,  Feh6;*rl  Samuel Deschamps to Jerry Gagner���\ Silver  Wave No 3, Feb 8; *1 ���      ^    T_ _ ,  J H Cory, John Foster, A C Allen to H Selon���  Elk, Consolidated, Virginia and Speculator, Jan  2i): $1,000  A B Railton to Lizzie N Blodgett���16 Grover  Sevenson, Dec 19*1 _   ,  Ed Dunn to CS Douglass���1-6  Orpha.  Jan 4;  Jake Kelsen to Ed P Dunn���} Orpha, July 6;  $1 '  James Robb to John A Foley���} Empress Fraction, Feb 3; ^    ,        _, ,  H L Arnold to James Vallance���} Century, Feb  8 *��� $1  'h L Arnold to Wm Bennett���{ Century, /Feb  8* 1  H L Arnold to Wm Sharp-}Century,Feb 8; $1  D A Mcintosh to J D Farrell���$ Dominion, Dec  4 * *_  Sidney Norman to J D Farrell���1 St, Keverne, ��  O B H,'lt Exeter, 1-G Kevstone, �� Dominion, Dec  4; .<1  Geo Clark,Michael Laudrigan t> J D Farrel���i  St Iteverne, JOBH,^ Exeter, !| Dominion and  i Kevstone. Nov21; $5,000 ,   , ^ T,  " Pluliiu AspinAvallto J DFarrel���iStKeverne  }OBH,{ Exeter, 1-6 Keystone, �� Dominion, Dec  ' Geo Clark to J D Farrell-1 Dominion, Dec 2;  ' ��Michael Landrigan to J D Farrell--^ Felix,  Nov _4 ; $500  Feb 9  Phillip Aspinwall to J D Farrell��� 1 St Keverne,  O B H. Exeter, Keystone and Dominion, Dec 3;  "' Geo Clarke to J D Farrell���J St Keverne, O B H,  Exeter Key stone and Dominion, Nov 21; c5,0uo  Eli Carpenter to Burt Pearson���$ Get There  Eli, V & M,Reno,F L C and Accidental, Jan 15;  >25 '  Burt Pearson lo C W Harrington����� Get There  Eli, V & M, Reno, Accidental and F L C, Jan 28;  " Eli Carpenter to C W Harrington���5- Get There  Eli, V & Mij^eno, Accidental and F L C, Jan 18;  '"Wm Callahan to Olof S Olson���The Wolf tone,  .nilV i.*>; <?6 .    , ,��� ,_,  lil jf S Olson to David Sloan���i Wolftone, Jan  22: Jfl ' '  A O'Connor to W  L. O'Connell���I Toothpick  Fraction, Oct 26;��1 ,   ���   ,_,    ,,  Mike Mellanto W A Campbell���The fc.reemont,.  Fell ')" >lf��0  John i? Driscoll to W A Campbell���The Masti-  don, Feb ��; *100   " .   ,    ,_      ' _   ���V :  John P Driscoll and Robt C Graham to W A  Campbell���The White Horse. Feb 6; i**).  Geo Stanlev to Percv W Evans���option on h  United Empire, Feb 4; <-l,0��i)  NOTICE.  S. T. WALKER,  hereby give notice thai I  I  pneumonia, ,   . ��,�����  John Lee, of, Slocan City, has sold  to J. Ripsteim a one sixth interest in  the Last Rose of Summer, situated at  the head of Kaslo creek, for the sum  of $400.  The C PR. has at last awakened to  the needs and demands of the Slocan  country. It is making-freights from  the coast that will defy competition  We understand a better rate can be  secured froin Vancouver; to anv Slocan point than from Nakusp. The  effect of this cut will be to stop much  of the freight coming in trom the other  side and encourage business with the  coast cities.  Jas, Delaney, the landlord at the  Grand Central Hotel, is a hustler, and  no moss can be seen around his pop  ular hotel. He has completed and  will open in a few days, the finest  billiard room in the district. He will  bridge the space between the two  buildings by putting up anoth.r  building, which when finished, will  give the Grand Central 54 rooms, and  make it the largest hotel in the Slocan.  intend sixty days aller date making appliea  ti'u to the Chief Commissioner of L-mrls and  Works for permission to lease ihe following described timbered lands:���  C<'in rencing at a stake planted on {lie north  limit ol Ten Mile (10) creek, about 3 "miles east of  Slocan L ike, thence north 20 chains, thence east  10 chains, thence south 10 chains^ thence east 20  chains, thence south 10 chains, thence east 10  chains, thence south 10 chains, thence east 10  chains, thence south 20 chains, thence east 10  chains, thence south 10 chains, thence east 20  chains, I hence south 20 chaius, thence east 10  chains, thence south 10 chains, thence east 10  chains, thence south 4) chains to* the a.e. corner,  thence following the north boundary of Ten Mile"  creek north-Avestjrly to point of commencement,  and containing 50J acres m.irc or less.  Datjd February lfith, 18.97. .  febie api8  .rvTO  W/~*  Worry Kills  And that COUGH worries,  Therefore,  Kill thatcough  For a cough that tickles in your throat  and rasps the lining off the bronchial  tubes, to say in-thing of keeping yt.'u  awake nights��� ��� -  BOVBLL'S  Cough   .,  Syrup  You Avill get It at���  Nelson's Drug Store  NeAV Denver, B. C.  vS=  HANT nusic CO.,  Pianos, Organs, Sheet Music,   ,_  Musical Supplies, Sewing Machines  . X   ������    ,, ' \ "   * an(^ Supplies.  ' __TMail ordSrs recei\rei prompt attention..  '"Spokane, :Was&j  We are'' still on the old stand " selling  Buffalo Gets In.  James Gil  mpu_,_i  JiHiooly  to Percy XV Evans���} interest  in >_0,00ooption on Lilly 'B, Portland and #ain  Iiow. Jan-0: rl  ���  Hem-v L Mahon to the Vancouver Group Mining Co.', Ltd���The Silver Star, Feb 4 ; .:4,ixw  Feb 10       .   '  ��Bunder M Walton to Walter L Carruthers���I  Brian, Dee 5; ��1 . ,   _  JohnF HulloC E Fielding���J Mowich,S��ipt  ''.JL Londaun to thcXoble Five Consolidat��vl M  & M Co���rhe Lucetta, Nov 11; *W.>0  Feb 11  li Sheran to Charles Hoffman���1. Meteor and  Ottawa No o. Feb 2; ^4,000 #  Clias Hoffman to Geo Aylard���1-HJ \arieU,.Ian  25. >ll_.:��0  Chas Hoffman to John A   Finch���\ Meteor and  Ottawa No o,$l ���'''������ -,��-"'  Fletcher S Andrews to Geo M SoRello���z XX ax-  ahachie, Feb'8; a  Fletcher S Andrews to the Carndun M & D Co  Ad���\ Pav Roll, Quadra Fraction and   North  Exchange,Feb 1<��; &yoo  Paul H'auck, Harvey L Fife and Stephen Tripp  to F S Andrews���The Cold .Blow, Friction, Coupon and First Venture, Feb l'>; ��� 1  Daniel Simpson returned to Buffalo,  N. Y.. last week. He''"vill return in  April. While ^in the Slocan he bonded the Calumet ��� and Hecla,; at the  head of ,Dayton creek for $30,000,  paying 5 percent/down, also | interest in the California and all ot the  Clipper at the value of $60,030, paying 10 per cent. down.v He has an  option until March 10 to purchase  another group near New Denver for  $25,000, provided the bond held by  other parties is not taken up. He expects to have men working on all  these properties by the middle of  March.  Prospectors' &' Miners \SuppIi��s?  Groceries, Hardware, Glothiiig*,  Boots & Shoes. Oft! i Dili IT DDHC  New Denver, B^C  C. D. Rand.  D> S. Wallbridge.  Mining- ��� and Stock: '-Brokers,  and Conveyancers,  e-A.3srr)03sr, b. o.  Mines bought and sold. Stocks for sale in all B. C. mines.  Official brokers for Wonderful Croup Milting Co.  Kootenay agents for Bondholder Mining Co.,  St.   Keverne Mining Co  Phoenix Consolidated Mining Co. and Two Friends Mine Co.'s stocks.  Oom >anies Stocked  e_x_cL Promoted.  1 would furnish a poor man, with  good claim, supplies and labor to  open up claim, tor an interest in same.  A. J. RAYMOND,  Box 1285, Seattle, Wn.  NashAille unionists Avant the governor to pardon  D. B. Munroe, avIio is serving a sentence in the  penitentiary for participation in the Coal Creek  riots of 189:?. His sentence is seven years, two for  nnl.uvfnl assembly and t\vf for manslaughter.  Mew  Denver  --fe-%^ has THE <%^%,-  Best Furnished Rooms^hln the Dining^  in the Slocan .Capital. mt$      C^Koom.everjr  ���^fe^        attention is paid to guests.       ��**^:  and on the tables are placed the best viands obtainable.  MANAGER  JAS. DELANEY,  f��  ^  !   -<���  ?i;S  w  i!

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