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The Ledge Jan 3, 1895

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 I" -;'���  '> '���y  mimrr.OTri-f;fimi:.^T?i^^'^ri1''^ifar^;*l'."*^'^'"wi^'*^  :   -��� f ' :  "* *;��"-'''-���  T  ���TT-'ff ,-�����*���*-.-^- -i-i*--|f, - -riii.ii.w..i��*-^.��M  '-''-'��� ' ���' ,"���'���'��� ���'"���������t^if ''''��� ��� '   ^'"   "*.'������>/���  ���\..  / /  \       -/ -  ....-M /���    -..  ���  ./  -������  ~7' //-   ^  ���.���i    :<<,,  -��     .    /.!���-,  ���- /  ,���'      <��� '������ /*iL .--"' 7.---' ���'  *���;.'���    ^  ���/  C'-.--'  /���   ?  ^K  i      t  Sv  >  I."  Vol. II. No. 14.  NEW DENVER, B. C, JANUARY-3, 1895.  Price Ten Cents.  ORE SHIP3IENTS.  ��� JTh�� Railroad Taxed to Its Utmost Limit  -   to Transport tho Arl-icJe.  j The Nakusp &(Slocan Railway has  'been sorely pressed during the past  ;10 davs to  handle the  ore from the  %J ..     ������:.t. ���'- ,  I various bloean mines.   Close   to one  I dozen properties are now shipping  and the speed with which the ore is  being brought to the railway is astonishing. Rawhiding is general and  to all the leaaingproperties there-are  good trails More men a re being em-  ' ployed and the outlook for a big export for 1895are extremely favorable.  )ast week upwards of 320 tons were  sent forward, mostly to Me Omaha  works, valued at more.than $30,000.  A temporary check has resulted from  the freezing' up of the Columbia  river, but as the sleigh road from the  Wigwam is almost completed, it will  not be long ere the export be resumed. In the meantime the ore is ac-,  cumulating at Nakusp. By the fbl  lowing table will be seen the amount  shipped out over the railway since  the initial shipment last fall and up  to Christmas day:���  DATE.  Sept 13  Sept. 17  Qrvr-k 2D  J*lTt. 20  Sept. 21  24  MINE.  Alpha  Nov. 3  | Nov,5/  " Nov. 7  I Nov. 8  Nov. 10  'Nov 12  Nov'13  Nov 15  Nov 22  Nov25  Dec 8,  Dec 14  Dec 16  Dec 20  Mountain Chief  Slocan Star  . <(  Alpha  Fisher .Maiden  Slocan Star  Noble Five  Slocan Star  "   Minnesota Silver Co  "   . Reco  ���'������Noble Five  Slocan Star  Mountain Chief  Idaho  Slocan Star  Reco  Dec 23  Dec 21  Dec 25  Noble Five  'Last Chance  Slocan Star  WEIGHT.  120,000 lbs.  180.000  ���$20,000  ' 78,130  178,375 ���  181,000  180,000  90,000  159,000  75,000  122,450  200,000.  40,000  260,000  331,000  102,000  68,000.,  236,000  295,003  90.000 ������'  76,500  .18,900  60,000  208,000  .  90,000  32,000  30,000  30,400  30,000  00,000 ���''. ���  60,000  90,000  80,000  21,000  20,000  51,000  30,000    .  30,000  VALUE?  S G,0<*>  9,000  - il iQQG"  3,900  9,000  9.100  9,000  4,500  7.500  3,750  6,150  10,000  2,000  13,000  : 16,7.00"  5,100  3,200  13,300  14,750  4,500  3,825  950  3,0C0  10,400  4,500  1,600  1,500;  ' 1,520  1,500  ' 4,500  3,000  4,500  .   4,000.  1,200  '  1,500  2,700  1,500  .1,500 ���  HINIXG NOTES,  Happenings    of   Interest   Among:   the  Treasure Vaults.  ; The staff on the Idaho is to be increased.  Forty men find constant  employment on the Le Roi.  J.  A." Finch is  expected in this  week from Montana.  .,i The Le Roi mine, on Trail creek,  lasfweek shipped, 18 tons of ore to  dPacbma and 12 to Everett.  .'jStr. W. Hunter took up 32| tons of  ore from Silverton to the railway at  Rfceberry  on Wednesday.    It was  projm. the Alpha   and was going to  pnmha. ���"���.������"'  '   r     ���-.- --..-.    ���'���" .  ;���'-'  A crosscut on the Elkhorn, a pro-  eriy in the vicinity of the Woncler-  fal, jj has shown fully half, a foot  <J'g sod- .clean ore, and about twice as  riiuoli of carbonates.  Tihe main shaft on the Le Roi, Trail  'eq& is down.. 345 feet,, with ore  lowing freely. Three! drifts have  b&j j run at 200, 250,! arid 300 feet,  w|ii)|} a fourth will be turned 50 feet  low&fe       ;.!--!r'^';'.���!;:;.!,,'s-;.\' .���':'���'.'  NORTHPORT TO TRAIL.  A Railway to be     ushed Into the Camp  iii the Spring-.  For sonic time past a party of surveyors', have been busy  running  a  New Business .House.  F--  ;rEy mah^'pralctiCah watch maker  and|je\veler,|isjthe:!hrtest acquisition  to ttie business circles of New Denver.  He is from Kelleville, Out., but more  recently of Calgary, and .comes with  ffuoi. recommendations. -���: His wife  and family, at present in!;Calgary,  \vnl remove here later.  Work at the Wonderful.  The value is reckoned on the basis of  the release manifest of $100 per ton,  but this  will  be found to be below  rather than above the actual worth  of the ore.  Change of Address.  Exchanges and  all  people having  occasion to write to this paper will in  vthe future expedite matters by"ad  dressing all mail to New Denver, B.  C.     :'-  A fierce gale from the north howjled  through town yesterday, causing the  lake to assume a wrathy appearance  and making navigation difficult.  ;r;Ore is being taken out freely in the  fikm tunnel on the Wonderful, whicli  S/ a most promising, claim. Some  l<fead work is being done, the better  I get at the vein. Thirteen men are  present employed, but the number  % to be in creased. This mine wil 1  /ship out 500 tons of ore during the  winter, a contract for the hauling of  which to the railway will be let  Shortly. Men are engaged at present  backing.  I  1 �����>���*���*' ��� ������ . ���   Somewhat Contradictory/  Saturda%y's mail brought advices  from Postoftice Inspector Fletcher- to  Postmaster Thomlinson to forward all  mail for outside places in future bv  way ot Kaslo and Spokane, until such  times as navigation opens up on the  Columbia in the spring. Nakusp  mail would be forwarded as usual.  Tuesday a.. telegram was received  from tlie same official stating that  the C.P.R. would now handle the  mails by -'way of Roseberry. The  two notices are somewhat contradictory. If the form er holds good, ow ing  to 'the Columbia freezing up, then  New Denver folk may com t. upon an  unsatisfactory state of affairs similar  to that existing last winter. On the  other hand it would seem likely that  the Revelstoke route would be kept  open by the C.P.R,, which will have  sole charge"of the mail,: dispensing  with the necessity of the carrier from  Nakusp.  line from Northport fourteen miles up  the Sheep creek valley to the mines  at Trail creek.    The charter for the  portion of road that 1 ies n or th' ot-. th e  boundary line was obtained from the  Provincial Government two years  ago, so there- will be no delay on that  account, and the railway will be  pushed ahead, in the spring.  The only serious difficulty is in regard to the crossing of the Columbia  river atNorthport. TO build a railroad bridge at that point would cost  several hundred thousand dollars���  ���more than the traffic would warrant.  But whether the gap will be spanned  by a tramway or a ferry has not yet  been determined by the Spokane &  Northern Railway people, Ayho are  fostering the movement. :���  Some time ago the C. P.R. surveyed  a line into the centre of the Trail  creek camp from Robson and announced their intention of building at  once. The Spokane road is .likely to  get into the camp first, but it is more  than probable that the C. P. R. will  reach them at the same, time; as they  cannot "arlbrd to let this valuable trade  go to the American side, although a  majority of the lnine owners are in  favor of Spokane.  ._���_���'-*���**������;   Cut in Ore Rates.  K1SWSY NAKUSP NOTES.  Exit the Construction Co.���Another Bor.t  to be Built.  Conductor Graham has moved his  family here from Nelson. ,-.  The Public School re-opens on Monday, with ah increased attendance of  pupils. -,;     .       ������"..������?-..  There was a large congj-egation  last Sunday evening's service^ inlt  school house. ' V'������..-. v!  Mrs. M.   E. Whyte,   of  the   Hpfe  Nakusp, has returTied from a visit to  friends in the coast cities.  J. L. Lawrence, late agent at Ash-  croft, has arrived to assume the general superintendency of:the-railway.  The social hop given at the Hotel  Nakusp, on New "Year s eve, Avas a  great, success, almost everybody in  town being present.  Miss E. B. Caldwell, who has been  visiting her sister in the Oka nagan  country during vacation, will again  have charge" of tlie Public-.School.  Ere leaving Nelson Conductor Graham was tlie recipient of many' marks  of, esteem from  the citizens of that  place, the, most ������ substantial" being a,  gold watch.     '���'���,/'���; ,        ;; j  Mail from! Outside points for this,  place will, until spjing,, arrive,vviaj  New Denver.. The railway being in^  operation will improve matters some**  what over last winter;  *' ^.   .   ' *�����     *   ,-  >f<*  A'^l;  5>.'i.  ��� ��� ;   HI  b"v.i.\siti,'fl  \fft-5r'  "j*-  �����'������  Str. Lytton has left these waters foi*  Trail creek, where  she; will replace  A new rate on ore to Kansas City, j the Illecillewaet in the transportation  Omaha, St. Louis, Chicago, and Aurora, 111., has been made by, the  Great Northern Railway from Spokane, having' become effective on Dec.  14. Heretofore the rate has been $16  per ton on all grades. The new rate  is $12 per ton on all ores of which the  valuation does not exceed $50; $14 on  ores up to $65; and $16 on all higher  grades. In deterininiug the value of  ores and concentrates the total contents of the same is to be included at  New lrork prices on the date of shipment.  Taken Over at Last.  After many  oremature announcements and a great deal of useless  bombast, the Nakusp & Slocan Railway has at last been  taken over by  the C. P, R., i he change   having been  effected on January 1.    The staff of  the Inland Construction Co. has dispersed and in  their place regular C.  P.R,   men are stationed.    Tlie  first  train under the new  regime arrived  out yesterday, in charge of Conductor  Graham, formerly of the C.&K.R.   J.  L.  Lawrence,   late of  Ashcroft,   the  newly appointed trainmaster, was a  passenger aboard, making an in'spee  tion to familiarize  himself with his  new duties.    He will  reside at Nakusp, where  he will also be agent.  W. Fraser occupies a similar position  at Roseberry, and G. Thomas that at  Three Forks.  of ore from that camp. The Kootenai  will look after the business" at this  end.  Commodore Troup states that his  company will probably commence  the construction of a large freight and  passenger steamer, at the Nakusp"  ship yards, in March. This will  give employment to a large number  of hands. r  On Tuesday the C.P.R. assumed /  charge of the railway,   and a new j  staff has taken the places of tlie Con-;  struction Co.'s men,  with the excep-;  tion of W.'B. Shaw,  operator;  P. S. f  Hamilton, checker;  and the engine'  crew, with  Wm. Barnfather  at the-  throttle.  On the evening- of January 10th a  dance will be held at the Pacific Hotel, Three Forks.  1   Silver remains below the low figure;  of 60 cents.  E. Applethwaite, of Nelson, has  gone on a trip to England. :  R, E. Lemon, the Wellknown mcr-"  chant, is recovering from a severe attack of heart disease.  Postmaster . Gilker, of Nelson, has  now a juvenile representative of himself, the little fellow having arrived  a week ago.  One of the bridges on the wagon  road, near the concentrator, was  flooded a day or two ago. It has  been fixed up. ,  The Standard mine in the Coeur  d'Alenes has closed down for the winter. This lays off about 40 men as  only 8 or 10 men will be retained to  drift in the lower tunnel.  ���Am  ' ~ *?  S   i.     ..w��m^.��..  l-:\<��  iv; '-..B'5  i;l  r.  ! <>  r*  '1  I,  \  ,   "**J.  t* tA*  w*  H  ^  M  1  <#  j'S'ft^S*  :-V:;--  As3?;;  .���;(i..-j^..;.-:.V-.--?'. ���   r-^'^C^^M^:^' ,���;���;.���( '���':���.  Page 2.  THE   LEDGE,  Second Year  l��eas  Jfer3  pap ;  1 v��t &- *  F  *u*  \\  Published every Thursday.  R.    T-.    LOTVER Y,    EDIT OR    AND  \i :'" .-;. PINAN.C.IEB.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:      ."      :  ONE YEAR .....:...  .$2.00  .' Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first insertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions,  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.     ,  Correspondence from every part of 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.  THURSDAY,  JAN.  .3,  189  i)D.  Subscribers changing their place of  abode will oblige us by sending their  new address.  N  The editor of this paper  had two  turkey dinners in one day this. week.  And yet some  people insinuate  that  times are hard and luxuries unattainable.  Denver, ��������� Colorado? is a beautiful  city, but it is to rent. Business; has  Been so dull there  this year that the  <: '**������  i   .''..,'-..''  ���  leading bankers and business men  have petitioned the chief of police to  allow the gambling houses to run  without restriction, claiming that it  would put money into cii Culation and  save the city from financial ruin.  Denver/ the old, is a nice town to live  in, isn't it ?   :.-;;-��� '".; .."'-':    "       ��� ';    ���  Many of our exchanges and others  persist in addressing this paber as  The Ledger, instead of The Ledge.  Perhaps they! think we intended to  call it The Ledger but did not liave  R-s enough to spell it out. Such is  not the case. We called it The Ledge  because the name is suitable for a paper in a mining district, and , is not  ih use by any other paper on this  continent, that we have hear4 of  Bear this in. mind, outside people,  and we will bless you.  A raffle for the benefit of one of  Nelson's churches will be held in that  town this month. Gambling seems to  be an inconsistent method of raising  money to help out the gospel mill, but  then in the west everything goes.  We would not be surprised some day  to see announced a grand prize fight  for the benefit of some religious institution. It would be a good way to  raise money and would be more appreciated-by a.-majority' of the people,  iii the Kootenay than the old fashioned tea meeting, with its sodden cakes  and kissing games.  The Canadian Paci fie Rail way has  at last assumed control of the Nakusp  & Slocan Railway, and under its efficient guidance we may look for a  speedy termination of the kicking  that has been waged, against that institution. The former company took  the full limit of the time allotted them  for accepting the road and then only  after a thorough and comprehensive  inspection.    That  the  road is   well  built its acceptance proves, and however lax the Inland Construction Co.  may have appeared in the eyes Of  some, none can assert that they  shirked their contract in that respect  The C. P. R must, under tneir agreement with the Government, operate  a daily train each way on the road,  or submit to a penalty of f50 per  diem. There is little danger of their  being obliged to pay this, as there  will be sufficient cause to operate the  road in the handling of our Slocan  ores.; ���������     ,!!;; ��� ������''.-': '���-,'';���'  The prospector is of a restless and  ambitious disposition.1   He likes to be  on the move, and the more distant a  country, the more anxious is he' to  reach it.    West Kootenay is" one of  the richest countries On. earth in min-  eralsahd  as- yet has mot been prospected through the first chapter, but  many men  have left it to try their  luck hi Alaska;  South Africa^  Cobl-  gardie and other distant lands. After  a camp gets a year or two-of age upon it, the old timers think that everything has been found j",." and they very  often are surprised: by some pilgrim  fwho comes along and locates paving  ; property among the rocks that the  ancient prospectors have worn smooth  !by "sitting; iipOn.    Without a doubt  mairy rich [claims will yet be located  lh tiieSlocan, but the strikes will be  made principally by the tenderfoot,  ;to whom the country and'the business  !are; hew.    Our advice to those.pros-"  jpectors whose feet are itching for for--  jeign fields, is to stick by West Koot-  jenay,   the   mouhtain    fastnesses   of  [which still contains as much hidden  [wealth as any musty legend ascribes  to Araby of old.  DOCTOR  COLUMBIA HOUSE  NAKUSP, B. C.,  Corning & Rodd, Props.  R. S. WILSON  The bar is stocked with the finest  brands of wines, liquors  and cigars.  MADDEN ;H0USE"  NAKUSP; B..C,  McNeill & megarry, props.  TAILOR,  R/O-v-slstolsL�� E3ta/tio��i,   B.   O  Beautifully situated oh the Lake shore at the < n-  ; '������".        ' ��� /f.  trance to the best and shortest road to the Slocan  ���   ���  ��� M  mines and New Denver.   The best fishing ��aiid  hunting in the district, with grand hcatingiard  .: .������.'.'      ��� :        ,���-.������-.. ���}'��� ������'������! '  sketching facilities for tourists and artists. ,( Tlie  bar is supplied with the best brands of Ajvirfcs  iqu'orsand cigars. The accommodations c{f tie  Hotel are the best.  Dealers in  Pianos,  Organs,  Musicians'  Supplies, Sewing Machines, and  Supplies.     ,;������.-���>���     v;  SPOKANE,. ..    ['���*..������ ���:���,] ' '.-������'��������� ������.-' WASH.  JOHN W. GRAHAM &   Co~  WHOLESALE        Books, Stationery, Office��� Supplies,  and Wall Paper.  Great Eastern Block.  SPOKANE* WASH,  m  RAILWAY.  Nelson & Fort Sheppard  RAILWAY.  :<Leaders,"  "O.K.s,"and  "Terminals:  ���n \i>  '���";.,���..���..;'... KASLO, B. C.  Graduate of Trinity University, Toronto.    Member of college Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario.  Received      v      .       . . "...  FRESH EGGS,-.  35 CENTS  A DOZEN.  Factory and Salesroom:  522, CORDOVA ST.,  '���'-.*���-    B.CI  ALL     BAIL    ROUTE     TO    SPOKANE.  The only through route, from Nelson, Kaslc  Kootenay Lake and all Slocan.  Points.  Through Trains Semi*-*-Weekly.  Leave 7 a.m.  NELSON.  Arrive 5:40 p'.'iri''  On Tuesdays and-F.ndr.yp, trains will run  through to,Spokane,arriving same day. Returning,  passengers will leave Spokane at 7 a.m.on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving at Nelson at 5:40 ni  m., same day, making close connection with th,e-j  steamer Nelson for Kaslo and all Kootenay lake]  points.        ���"    ���������'-  I Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with stage on Mondays  and Tuesdays, Thursdays and  Fridays.  AL.   HOYT, NE  CANADIAN  AVING- placed some new  Machinery in our Mill,  we are prepared to furnish  all kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber aud Shingles at  greatly reduced Prices.  Steam Nav. Co*.-,' Ltd.  TILDES CARD 3STo. 5.  In Effect Wednesday, Aug. 29,1894.  PRICE LIST.  REVELSTOKE ROUTE-  STR.  LYTTON.,  '!���:������ '��� "   . ��� ���'     ���'"  {(Connecting, with the Canadian Pacific Rail-  j      way for all Eastern and Coast Points.)  ���Leaves Robson on Saturdays at 8 p.m.  i'      .  Leaves Revelstoke on Fridays at 4 .a.m.  JtASLO ROUTE���STR. NELSON.  PACIFIC DIVISION.  COLUMBIA &��� KOOTENAY BRANCH.  TRAINS leavo Nelson for Rohson and Points  north every Wednesday and Saturday at 15  o'clock. For Points south the train .leaves.every  Friday at 1(5:30 o'clock.  Rough Lumber, nan'ow,  wide, ;,  Joist and Scantling, sized up to  18 feet long,  18 'to 24 '  21 'to 30 '  Flooring, T&G>,6 ���'  V joint Ceiling, 4 "  6 "Rustic,  Shiplap,  Surfaced Dressed,  H.ABBOTT,  General Siipt.,  Vancouver.  J. HAMILTON,  Trainmaster & Agent,  Nelson.  $10 00  $11 00 to $12. 00  $11''00  $12 00  S13 00  $20 00  $22 00  $22 00  $19 00  $14 00  $13 00  .Leave Nelson:  Monday at 4 p.m.  Tuesday at 4 p.m.  Wednesday at 5:40 p.m.  Thursday at 4 p.m.  Friday at 4.p.m.  .  Saturday at 5:40 p.m.  Leave Kaslo:  Sunday at tfa.m  Tuesday at 8 a.m  Wednesday at 8 a,m  Thursday at 8 a.m  Friday at 8 a.m ,  Saturday at 8 a.m  A liberal discount on large orders for Cash,  PETER GENELLE & Co.  The company reserves the right to change this  schedule at any time without notice.  For full information as to tickets, rates, etc.,' apply at the Company's offices, Nelson, B.C.  T. ALLAN, Sec'y. J.W.TROUP,  Nelson  B. C. Manager  v.  m, ��� .*rf. B.rtr**'?����."t**-��Wi.^**i��*-nt>.  .Second". Tear.  THE   LEDGE.  Pasre 3  !';  H-  :, "CGEU'R. D'ALENE Xl'GGET.S.  Prospected   for tlie lieiiQflt of .Former  Residents of tliat Ciuiipi. ���.  WALLACE.  The "Morning" mine lias closed clown  ���'throwing' out of employment over a  hundred men.  District 'Attorney G.  W.  O'Neill left  .on Wednesday morning* for the Hawaiian islands, where  he will spend  several months for the benelit  of his  health.  Ed. Costello, an olrt- timer' in the  Coeur d'Alenes, one-.of the contractors  who built the Nine Mile .-wagon, road,  lias -been in -Wallace;.-'during.-the  week, after an . absence of several  years.i  -*'���'������'  Osburn is one of tlie few camps  where there is no fear of a shutdown.  The men who have been at work -all-,  summer -will continue during the  winter. The. Blake brothers are  working' the Yankee Girl, with three  men, and Messrs. iiorton, Alger and  Young are developing the (Jceur  d'Alene Nellie with four men.  Nathan Wittner was last week  found guilty of embezzlement and  sentenced by Justice Nuckols to oO  days in gaol and>��� the payment of a  gave  an  appeal  with R  line of ;,,.$JLuO.    He  bond of '$2.50 oil  Wediiesday  * T. Dean e ai id  Jo h n M. i/'iii n as su re-  ties.    The case  will  be tried at tlie  next session ol the district court.  At the present time there is no  mine in the couiitry on which there is  so much money beiii^ expended in  improvements as on the Frisco. Ex-  :tensiyo.:preparatiOnshave beeii under  wayfor some time for sinking from  the present level, in order to keep  the development ..work well ahead ol  the stoping. The machinery was ordered months ago and is all on the  spot. This is being put in place and  in a short time the snaft, which will  be. the main avenue of work, will be  going down as fast as three shifts of  men can sink it. The Frisco is. turning out 12,00J tons of. ore per month,  every pound of which is weighed before concentrating.  A fearful injury was" inflicted upon ���  Mike Mutsie, a dishwasher at the  r/acifie Hotel, on Wednesday afternoon, by Sam Lloyd, the cook. The  two men had been quarreling about  some trivial matter, and Lloyd seized  a cleaver to strike Mutsie with, ;but  the latter took it away, and then  turned to his work. Lloyd next  seized a pan of boiling water and  poured it over Mutsie as the latter  was bending over tlie sink. The  The scalding fluid struck the left side  of his head and face, running over  his arm and shoulder, inflicting horrible injuries. He was immediately  assisted to bed and Dr. Sims called in  to attend him. Lloyd was arrested  and gaoled;  WARDNER.  The Stemwinder mill shut down-  last Thursday.  G. B. Higby & Co. have succumbed  to the hard times.  Bill Curry was knocked down and  robbed of over ��2^0 in dust in Pierce  City last week. .  W. EV GodclarcFs store was entered  on Saturday night by thieves, and  overiUOJ worth of goods stolen.  Wm. Beers, the Populist candidate  in -Alt urns county for the Legislature  who was prematurely reported to-be  .dead just i  fore the elect;on, died in  were taken to Utah for burial.  Frank Church, assayer -in charge  of the United States oitiee, says Snake  river gold dust is received -almost  daily, but not in large-quantities.  The weather this fall has been very  favorable to placer mining and the  season bids fair to continue.  The United States Grand Jury at  Boise returned indictments against  Martin G. Smith, James Sheldon and  Richard J. Watkins, charging them  with holding1 up the Silver City stage!  and robbing tlie mail. The holdup:  (occurred last July, near -Walter's'  Ferry, on the south side of Snake;  fiver.; ������ ���-���;  Articles of incorporation of the:  Horse Shoe Gold Mining Co., of Ward-;  her, have been filed. -The'capital  stock is ��1,000,000, cash. The directors are: Francis Jenkins, president; G..'.'W." Harris, vice-president;  Henry Drought, treasurer; ��L A.  Jones, secretary; A. Mcintosh, G.  Conkling, A. Clinesmith, G. E. Gardner.  In the federal court at Boise the  adverse,suits against the Bunker Hill  and Sullivan company at Ward ner,  involving the Miner's^Delight mine,  were decided in favor of the Bunker  Hill and Sullivan. The plaintiffs location notices were so apparently irregular that they concluded to compromise. The attorneys on both sides  concluded that judgment should be  ���taken by the Bunker Hill and Sulk-  van "company; giving the latter a patent to the Miner's.Delight.. The company pays the plaintiffs a sum , equal  about to the costs.  The discovery of a copper mine  near Mai ad is creating much talk in  that portion of the State.���". The mine  is located a few miles from Malad  and a company of Malacl business  men formed to develop it. The ledge  so far as open ed: up shows over three  feet in width. A winze has been  sunk 80 feet and a drift is-now being  run to ,-ap the ledge 50 feet below the  bottom of the winze. The ore carries  both copper and silver. Assays give  an average of from 18 to 22 per cent,  copper and about |7 a ton  Some of the ore encountered  as high as L6'6 per cent, copper.  A fatal shooting affray occurred  on Salmon , river, two miles above  Fiddle creek.    Halford,   Ilepps, and  claim, Hal-  Hides, Tallow, Pelts, Wool, Etc., to  200-212 FRIST AVENUE NORTH,  MINiMEAPOL  S,  MINNESOTA  Goods bought right out-.no commission'charged.   Fair Selection; immediate returns.  Shipj/ing tags furnished Iree iipoii request.   There is no duty, on litxw Furs or any .other Goods we  handle...     ��� " ';-:'.-���  ��� -. tf-��f\Vri-e for Circular giving 'Latest...Market Price?-.  iJ.  ��1  k'V  ijh  i."��Jliti3  Full  Stock oix Hand.  ARROW  Is  now' Qpeii for, the accommodation, of guests.  Bates,. Si...SO.to.sS2.5.0'pe;rday. Batlis  2'5  cents each, oi*. 5 for ��I.   For further  particulars write to the ijro'nrietors."'";���        ;  ;'::  DAW��0-N,��� CR A DDOCK & Co  Notice to the Public.  s  TAGES  Leave Kaslo   and  cither place, every niornin  Three Forks," for  to at 8 o'clock  IS  kaslo .City.     -   ' -'..���:���-:���  B.C.  A. J. SCOTT,  Manager.  silver  assci-i s  / k'  woriving a,  llackloot last week.    His   rem tins  0 linen were  ford supplying the grub and the  others doing tlie work. O'Brien and  Ilepps, it is said, conspired to do away  with Halford when he returned-witJi  a load of supplies. Hepps and O'Brien  got into -a wrangle over the conspiracy. O'Brien s'-ot Hepps, killing him  instantly. Halford coming* up, took  the gun away from O'Brien. O'Brien  then ran for a gun. In self-defense  Halfurd shot, him through the hips.,  Halford went to Mount Idaho and  gave himself up.  Away up on the South Boise river,  near ixiscum ranch, a new gold ledge  lias been discovered that has proven  immensely rich and which will no  doubt stir up mining circles next  spring. The name of the claim is  uimax, of whicli Judge Jim Nicholson owns two-thirds and'Hon. John  Scimick the other third. The ledge  was discovered ad located only a  low months ago. The top of the ledge  is six inches wide and the assays average $121.92 per ton in gold���free  i ml I ing ore. The ledge has been  tapped at a depth cf-40 feet, where  10 is 15 inches wide and assays $527.-  80, the gold being valued at ��15 an  ounce.  Th e "onl y -��� practical Watchmaker in  the Kootenay District. Orders by  mail receive prompt attention.  ALL WORK GUARANTEED.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  pARIBOO Mineral Claim.���Situated in the Slo-  \J can Mining: Division' of West Kootenay District.' Where located: Iii the Best Basin and joins  the Antelope on the south west.        :  .Take Notice that I, A. S. Far well,1 as. agent for  Belle Coy, No. 03,813; A. L. Davenport, No. ��3.!)5<;;  and Lake U. Woliard, No. 0.3,WIS), intei d, six ;y  days Irom tlie date hereoi, to apply to the Gold  Commissioner for a certificate of improvements,  for the nurpose of obtainiiig a Crown Grant of the  above claim.  And further-take notice that adverse clvims must  be sent to the Guid Commissioner and action commenced before the issuance of such certificate of  iniorovenients.       -  Dated this sixteenth day of November, isfll.  A.��� S. FAR WELL  December 0,180-1.  FROM  IN  NAKUSP, B. C.  Tlie location of this Hotel  is excellent, and commands  a grand view of tlie beautiful scenery that surrounds  the town.  The Bar has one of the  largest stock*-*' of Wines,  Liquors and Cigars in the  Country.  Tlie Dining Room is up to  date, and Travelers should  always give the Leland a  call.  D.A. [VTDOUGALD.  WINES,  Revelstoke,  L1QUOBS,  AND CIGARS  YARD  ill  Foot of  Hendryx Street,   Nelson.  A full stock of Lumber,  rough and dressed, laths,  shingles, sasli,doors,mould-  ings, etc. . Clear and dry  fir flooring and ceiling for  sale at lowest prices.  ���I      G.O.BUCHANAN,  RENRY DAWES, Proprietor  Ag-ent* Page 4.  THE   LEDGE.  Second Year  MINING RECORDS,  Recorded at New Denver, for the week ending  ,,.    January 2,1895<  TRANSFERS.  James "Ward to John Johnson and J Houston���  J interest in the Mogul. Recorded December 27.  Amount, $1.  T. J. Roadley to J. L. Retallack���1-8 interest in  Lucky Jim.   Recorded Docember 29.   Amount,  S115.       ':  E. McFerran to Alamo Mining Co.-*-Whole interest in Ivy Leaf No. 2 Recorded ..December 29.  Amount, $land valuable considerations.  N. D. Moore to Slocan Milling Co.���Lease of a  mill site. Rccorued December 29. Amount $1 and  valuable considerations.  N. D. Moore to Alamo Mining Co.���33-10in Twin  Lakes.   Recorded December 29.   Amount, $1.  N. D. Moore to Alahio Mining Co.���Whole interest in Alamo.   Recorded December 29.   Amount,  SI. -. .  R. Shea to Jessie W. Atkins���Whole interest in  Rambler.   Recorded December 29.   Amount, &L. ���  POWER OF ATTORNEY.  J. D. Farrell to N. D. Moore���To represent 1-9  interest in the Idaho.   Recorded December 29.  F. Cox to N. D. Moore���To represent -^interest  in the Idaho.   Recorded December 29.  W. C; Yawkey to N. D. Moore���To represent 2-9  interest in the Idaho.   Recorded December 29.  *'^;  CERTIFICATE QFWORkJ  T, E. Hennessey���Recorded work on the Tom  -Moore oil December 28.  LEDGE GROPPINGS  The days are growing" perceptibly  longer.  The weather of late has been ex-  .ceptionallv cold.       ., -.'.': ���'���"���' '  Dr. Bruner was in town Sunday on  professional business.  A raffle for turkeys was held at the  Newmarket Monday evening..  T. Abriel has removed hir, news  agency from Three Forks to Nakusp.  A short watchnight , service , was  held in the church on New Year's  eve.  C apt. Fitzstubbs, Gold Commissioner  came in over the road yesterday from  Nelson.  J. M. Winter purposes holding a  social hop at his restaurant in the  near future.  There will be chicken and turkey  for dinner at the Windsor Sunday.  Don't miss it.   ' f  Str." Nelson now makes daily trips  trips between Kaslo and Nelson, Sundays excepted.  J. M. Winter's new business place  at Cody creek will be ready for occupation' this month;  -.6, M. Spencer, Nakusp, has moved  his barber shop into the old Ledge  office, on Broadway.  House and furniture to sell, ver \  cheap, at Nakusp, Appl}r to H. N.  Coursier, Revelstoke. t  Patches of ice have formed in various places along the creek, affording  a limited scope for skating.  The dance announced to take place  -s in the Pacific Hotel, Three Forks, on  Monday evening, did not come off.  New Denver will soon be connected  by telephone with Three Forks, poles  for. the line being placed in position.  Tlie time-honored custom of calling  upon one's friends on New Year's dav  was duly observed  by  local society.  When- in Kaslo stop at the Great  Northern Hotel. Rates reasonable.  ���Headquarters for cool and delicious  beer.    . t  Local Scots purpose commemorating  the demise of the late Robbie Burns,  Esq., by a big spread at the Windsor  restaurant.  J. H.   Werely,   who met with an  unfortunate accident at the entertainment last week, is almost recovered  from his injuries.  Next month a concert will be given  by the band boys, in order to raise  funds to get music and one or two  more instruments.  Divine service will be held at  Three Forks next Sunday morning,  and here in the evening, Rev. A. J.  Gaebel officiating.   : ,  An engine and boiler has been ordered for the ore bag factory, as the  'flume', used for motive power has been  rendered useless by the frost.  Three Forks had a wedding on  Thursday, JU.- TerrillandMr&Dryden  being the principals. Rev. Mr. Mor-  den, of Nelson, performed the ceremony.  .  " E. Johnson, one of the owners of  the townsite of Rossland, was married  a few days ago. to Miss May rMcAr-  thur, of Waneta, in, the law office of  Forster & Wakefield, Spokane.  S. H. Green, of Green Bros., mer^  chants, Kaslo, was married in Spokane on Dec. 22, to Miss F. Goodwin,  who has had charge', for upwards of a  year or the postofrice in the former  city. .;.,:���;;..'  Owing to. a slight mistake, the instruments for the band will not be  here till the end of the month. They  were to have been in on Friday.  Claxton & Co., Toronto,are supplying  the outfit.  ?ilew Year's day in this town was  ushered in with considerable hilarity  and a variety of noises, from the rattle of musketry to the clarion notes  vibrating from the nether extremity  of the leading cornet of ye brass  band.;  '���/���"��� ���'������'..'':'.,V :���-;;  The opening of the Bowen House,  at the Pronged City, on New Year's  eve, was eminently successful, dancing being kept up all night. Several  sleigh loads of people from here took  part in the festivities and reported a  good time.    -,  Numerous invitations were received in town for a ball at the Hotel Na  kusp, Nakusp, on Monday evening  last. A good time was no doubt  spent at that comfortable hostelry,  though counter attractions prevented  New Denverites attending.'  Turkeys galore made their appear*;  ance in town New Year's eve, with  an abundance of other luxuries, in  consequence of .which ^the; citizens  have been 'living . high ;ever since.'  The Winolspr.restaiiraht displayed a  gobbler of 26 pounds weight.  The upper Columbia river is blocked with ice, temporarily; closing the  Revelstoke route. The sled road  from the Wigwam to Bannock Point  is about completed, under C.P.R.  supervision. Business will then be  carried on without interruption till  spring.  Among the marriage licenses issued in Spokane last week, was one for  the nuptials of J. M. Winter and Miss  Annie Kalstadt, of this town. Mr.  Winter returned from the south on  Thursday, his wife to return later on.  ,J. M. has been receiving numerous  congratulations.  J. Moran and party intended going  out on Saturday to locate the mysterious fire that has been smouldei ing  on the mountain across the lake for  the past six months. : The weather  proved unfavorable, however, and  the attempt was abandoned. Smoke  has been: seen arising from the fire  again lately.  Windsor   Restaurant,  NEW DENVER, B. C.  ileal s  Served  AT  Ail  Honrs.  Customers Served with the Best  the Local -'Market Affords  JOHN M��� WIN.TER   PROP  E  Stores at  First-Class  Hotel.  Superior ��  Accommodations  I5/JLTE3S  K/BJ^SOKTuAuBIjE.  Special Attention  Paid to Quests.  The Bar  Up to Date  ���       111 WB     HIHI1IIWH--I1IMI1-I  oE3sra?isT,  KASLO, -        .-���'.-.���       B.C.  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago. -.      .  Office: Over Byers' HaTdware store.  CHARLES W. McANN,  BARRISTER, &c,  MINING LAWS   A   SPECIALTY.  KASLO CITY, B. C.  This  is   -..-������..  Reserved  FOR THE  PLACER CLAIMS.  ALL Placer Claims in this District, legally held,-  may he laid over from the 15th October, 1894,  to the 1st June, 1895.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold Commissioner  Dated, Nelson.- B.C., 4th October,-1894.- 


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