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The Ledge Feb 28, 1895

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 ^:i!!i;!!l!l!n!!!llfll!!l%.  In Time the Siocan Coun= ' =  try W;jil be the Great =  Silver Camp on Mother   =j  *:���  Earth. *���=  ,:   -^'iiiililllllJIilllilillilillililililiillilililtlil^ '  *.-..  V>  P^mLtB��^  8   1895  = ��� Job  =    -       at  s'."     Wi;h  = Condition of "Silver.  %lilllil]lii!iil]iilililliiiiiililiilillllliiillll^  Vol. All. No. 22.  NEW DENVER, B. C, FEBRUARY 28, 1895.  Price Ten Cents.  - ,, OKE ^SHIPMENTS.,   ,   ���  ���Record  of the M inerai Being* Handled  Over the N. -& S. Railway.  The blockade on the N. & S. Railway during the past week, interfered  seriously with the shipments of ore  from the Slocan.    In other portions of  up  BUSINESS .CHANGE.  the aggre-  c  the district the soft weather used  the wagon roads, so that  gate shipments' were slim compared  With preceding we<;ks. During the  blockade 800 tons of ore was massed  it the concentrator, and Three Forks.  The railway having- again been  opened up, the ore is being- handled  at a .-lively rate.  3 The chief Mature this week has  been the resumption of shipments  from tbe Alpha, 32 tons having been  taken to Roseberry on Tuesday by  the steamer W. Hunter. It was'con-  signed to Omaha.  From tlie initial shipnient on Sept.  13, 1894, till Jan. 1, I6db\ the Slocan  mines sent out rover tlie ISakusp &  Slocan Rail way:���  Alpha mine ��� ,;  Mountain Chief  Slocan Star  Fisher Maiden  ,87-  15  eb.-.'  15  77l.*i toiis, valued.at'  ���.'���'��� i>ii"  ���' ������"���.   :  ~i\'"oijifri^ive~~  ��� :Minnesota Silver Co  Beep;";; ;;  Idaho    :  Last "'.Chance.',.-'-'.:'-~.'-:<������  77,125  0,125  103,150  4,775  M.700  ,1,500  4,225  u,000  :1,500  Total  2,151  ^15,100  ^infieitbB first: of the year the list by  tile same route  January 1-81 i,3|)7  D1TE. MINE.  Fjbl  F<;b 3  F^O-i  Fe��>8  Feb 0  -Feb 10  Feb 13  Feb l-l  Kalisijcli  Idaho  ���->��  Eeeb  Noble Five  Slocan Star  Noble Five  Idaho  Keco  Idaho.*'  Keco  Feb 10  Wonderful ���  Slocan Star  Idaho -������'..  Noble Five  Slocan Star  Idaho,  Noble Five ��� '  Alamo coii'fcrates  Mountain Chief  Alii.ha  m:-~ , *:...  tons, valued at  WEIGHT.  -���:'   s; ���',   l  ..,   20 .  *��� .''  20 :  .20*  35 ���--  100  . 15  ��  , 20  15  35  15  35  100  35  , " 50 ���-���'  100  4.0 ,  '  ���    15-    . .--  :-)5 '��� ..  10  $139,700  VALUE.  �� 800 -.  2,000  2,000  2,000  ' 3,500  10,000  1,500  2,000  1,500  3,500  1,500  3,500  .10,000  ��� 3,500  5,000  10,000-  4,000  .*.''   1,500  '\, 3,500  ���4.000  3,200  The Ncuniarket Hotel Passes, Into  the  Hands of a New Firm.  A change has taken place in the  proprietorship of the Newmarket Hotel, entailing many alterations. C.  Teasdale lias retired from the firm of  Stego &' Teasdale, and J. M. Winter,  of tlie Windsor restaurant, has been  admitted in his place. Stege & Winter, tlie new proprietors; have leased  the Newmarket lor two years, and  they are going to considerable expense iii fit ing up the house in first-  class order. Upstairs the bedrooms  are to be finished in good style and  tastily furnished,-.'particular attention  being paid to the accommodation for  ladies. VJ      ;        -  , Downstairs a still greater improvement will follow. In April a two-  storey addition will be erected to the  rear of the barroom, which will then  be removed thither. A pool and billiard table will ��� also be put in. The  present barroom will be furnished  with desks and other furniture suited  for an office and sitting room. The  dining .room is being- looked after by  Mr. Winter,who moved over from' the  Windsor yesterday afternoon. He  will give that his chief attention,  while Mr. Stege looks after the hotel  proper, thus, ensuring success in every  department.   '..'.."   ,,. .-, :  In vita tions ha ye been issued for the  formal opening on Saturday, when  the patrons of the - hostel iy will be  served with a free lunch in'the evening'.      Both   men   understand   their  ANOTHIU   CONCENTRATOR  The Slocan Star People Figuring.Upon, a  31anmioth Plant.  Byron White has had "in contemplation for some time past tlie erection  of a concentrator for the Slocan Star;  The plans for this are about settled,  and all that he  is waiting for before  the work of construction proceeds; is  ���the striking:"of the vein in the lover  tunnel that is being driven  on  the  mine.    He expects to tap) the ledge  shortly, when the body of concentrates  will  be largely; increased.    At the  present time' he  estimates that there  are enough concentrates' "in sight ii 1  tlie various tunnels of the Star to keep  a 200-ton plant running steadily day  and   night   for    four   and   cne-hajf*  years.���������-,-:.'- . ... .... -:*,   ;"������"."  Mr. White's intentions are to put in  a concentrating plant of the above  daily capacity,the machinery coming  most likely from the establishment of  Fraser & Chalmers. Chicago. The  plant would be erected within  reach of the Slocan Star.  31 IN ING  NOTES,  Happenings    of    interest   'Among    the  Treasure Vaults.'  The Alamo report:; a new strike of  ore.*.,. ...*.���- ..-     :.  '.Work, oil  the Fisher Maiden has  shut dowii for a while.  The Kalispell is preparing* to make  another shipment  before  the snow is  .Work-on the Alpha  : Work is being pushed along rapidly on the Alpha, and the - mine will  soon be in a position to employ, a large  staff of men and ship extensively.  Tlie chief labor is being expended on  the lower tunnel, where considerable  dead work is being: done. This is  necessary, if more men are to be 'em-  ployed.    There are 12 men now oh  .  ,. .,        ,..     .        , .,..,. ��� the staff',  which  will   be   increased  duties, and having- tne, confidence-of  hxtev on/   Seven tons of ore arc bemcr  the business men and traveling public, they should and undoubtedly will  meet the expectation's"of their many  well-wishers.  gotten out daily.  Good Stage Line.  IiKre.i'sirig Its Stock.  The Spqkane Falls & Northern  Railway Company has filed notice in  Spokane of their intention to increase  their capital stock. The present capital is $2,'500,000, which the company  proposes to increase to ,'$>���, 812,600.  The increase will be for permanent  improvements, and with, a possible  eye on tin building- of the Red Mountain Railway.  The stage line operated by Scott,  Carscadden & Co., between Kaslo and  Three Forks, is one, of the best in operation in the mountains. Fast time  is made and the drivers do not need  any pointers from Hank Monk. The  courtesy of the managers in carrying  messages and letters to all parts of  the Slocan, free of charge, has won  them the thanks of many people, and  their line is worthy of all the patronage it is possible to get.  ���p;-  Alpha ���Concentrates.'  Capt. Moore, of the concentrator,  has been treating wif.li the Alpha people for the concentrates on that pro-,  perty. Application has been made  to the C.P.R. for a 'cheap' rate from  Roseberry to the concentrator, and  this will no doubt be granted. Tlie  ore would be hauled from Silverton  to Roseberry by steamer, and thence  loaded on the cars for the works.  There is a large-body of concentrating ore on the Alpha,', which, though  not rich enough to "ship out, would  well repay reducing. But this would  likely be only a temporary arrangement with Capt. Moore, as the owners  of the Alpha have in contemplation  the erection of a:i 8C-' on concent ator at  or near their own property in the not  distant future.  Mineral Locations at Kaslo.  New Denver Wants a School.  The following locations have been  recorded in Kaslo since January 1:���  The Chief, near Ainsworth, recorded by Dan Taylor, on January 7.  Tlie Florence, 2?, miles from Ainsworth, recorded by D. McPhail, on  January 15.  Morning Star, on Jackson creek,  recorded by N. T. Johnson, on-January *18.  Frontenac, on Jackson creek, recorded by John Emdal, on January  18. ������.-..���    ���' -      ��� ��� "  Tamarac, near Fry creek, recorded | ton would  by John Spratt, on January 30.  Korea,   near Fry  creek, recorded  by John G.  Sutton,'   on February 14.  The Kootenay  Trading Co. is closing out of Kaslo.    Cape.   Shaw  was  manager.  Cnce more there is talk of having  a public school started here, and the  agitation should be kept up till the  desired object is achieved. During  the week an application for the position of teacher was received from a  young lady in New Brunswick, who  is very desirous of emigrating- hither,  together with two typewriter friends,  a lso of the fern mine pursuasion. A.  McGillivray lias guaranteed a. fvee.  site for the school, so ail that remains  to be done is to get the consent of the  Education Department. New Denver  has enough -children to guarantee a  school, while Three Forks and Silver-  increase  the  attendance.  gone.  Work is to be pushed on the Little :  .D.a-isy, a g-old property on  Ten Mile  creek..-',- ���   .���.������*.���'; .. .;������;'"'.:''.:��������������� :'  Fear of snowslides has cansed operations to cease temporarily on tlie  lvanhoe.      . '  D. W,. jMcVicar, of the No. 1 mine,  Ainsworth, will move his family ouc  from Nova Scotia in the spring.  Enthusiasts in the Trail creek camp  assert that tliere'will* be a population'  .of'5,'000 iii Rossland by summer.    ,. ���  It is reported that the Surprise has  suspended work until such times as  the 'trail permits the packing in of  supplies.  The soft weather has broken up the  roads from Rossland, and but little  ore is goina' out. An effort is being  made to utilize the Northport road.  Nakusp parties are jbmring upon  erecting- a, large store and .hotel at  Burton City in the spring, in yicw of  tlie rush to the Cariboo creek mining  camp.  W. S. Murray, formerly of Nakusp,  has the contract, for hauling the Yakima ore to tlie rail way. The contract  price is .S.2.25 per ton, and Tie calculates to move 15 tons daily.  There is a boom on at present in  Trail creek properties. One of the  most recent dickers was the bonding  of the San Francisco claim, situated  near the War Eagle, by J. llanfey,  for 110,000. ���*-   ��� :  Capt. George E. Bent has been appointed superintendent of the Le Roi  mine. He fbrmerly occupied a similar position on the Bunker Hill and  Sullivan properties at Wardner, in  tlie Coeur d'Alenes.  Bids are being solicited by the Le  Roi Mining Co.,.of Trail creek,for the  hauling  of ore from that mine to  either Trail Land ing or Northport;  the hauling in ol supplies from either  place, and the furnishing* of lj2CX)  cords of woo:1..  A petition should be circulated at  I once and the necessary subscriptions  .obtained.' Tlie location of "a. school  would benefit tlie town immensely,  and would be a strong inducement  for miners to move their families in  from outside places.  Will le .i Noisy Town.  New Denver .will''.be a noisy town  from How out, the reason being that  the lomr-expected instruments for the  brass band have'arrived.. There are  eight in all, and tiiey arrived in perfect condition. The tone of the instruments is superlvind.it will be Inn;  a tew months before' the citizens Will  hear music. Following is the class!-"  iication of the horns:���Solo b flat cornet, second b flat cornet,solo clarionet,  first'tenor, baritone, e flat bass, snare  drum, bass drum. Claxt'on &Co., of  Toronto, from whom die'instruments  were purchased, guarantees every  one of them. Paige  2  THE   LEDGE.  Second. Year  Puhiisiied every Thursday.  11.     T.    LOWERY,    EDITOR    AND  .     FINAXCIEE. ,'���������������  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  OXKYEAU  ......:  .$2.00  Transient Advertising,* 25 cents per line first insertion, 10 cents per line subseijuent insertions,  nonpareil measurement.  '���:   , TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and coniniunications 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 Avill do the rest.  THURSDAY,   FEB.  28,    1895.  WELL-31EKI.EU  REBUKE.  Shortly after the burial of, our late  revered Dominion Premier, Sir John  ���Thompson, a great hue and cry was  raised by the ultra-Protestants: of  Eastetn Canada, because of thealieg-  ed payment to the Roman Catholic  Church of the sum of $1,500 for masses  for the repose of the soul of the dead  statesman. This money, it was alleged, had been forthcoming: from the  exchequer of the Federal Government  at Ottawa. Upon thestrength of this  report, an agitation was vigorous!y  worked up against the Conservative  party, and well calculated to advance  Liberal interests/in the approaching  elections. ,. At the same time it g'ave  numeroiis so-called religious leaders  an opportunity to vent their venom  and unChrist-like spirit against a denomination, whoseprecepts might be  learned^with profit ���. by ��� many ol its  tradtieers.        ' ;     ;":,:  So far as the Dominion Government  is concerned with the groundless  strictures passed upon them, Sir  Mackenzie's reply���the letter is appended���to one of his assailants is a  direct refutation to the report, and  embraces all that need belaid on the  subject. The person who comes in  for this well-merited rebuke is1 not a  stranger to many in this district, as  he visited the country two years ago.  We refer to Rev. Dr. Carman, General Superintendent of the Methodist  Church in Canada, who Kas the medicine served to him thusly: ���  "I notice that you have written  another letter condemning, in your  usual trenchant style, the Government for having, done certain things  which you regard as wrong���that is,  paying for masses for the repose of  the soul of the late Premier. I have  spoken to Hon. Messrs. Haggart and  Curran, two of the committee of three  in charge of the funeral arrangements, and they assert most positively that no such expence was incurred  or authorized, nor is it intended to  pay for such services. 1 should have  been pleased had you written frankly  upon this subject, so that you might  have saved yourself from-meting'out  condemnation where there was no  guilt. The Government did pay a  considerable amount for the funeral  at Halifax and elsewhere, but after I  what England had done it was  thought this was the least that Canada could do to  honor the Premier."  The German Reichstag has adopted, by an overwhelming majority, a  resolution favoring an international  monetary conference. The victory  of the silver men in the Reichstag  was no surprise, as Count Mir bach,  the bi-me tall is*/ leader, had secured  210 signatures to his.-motion-for. an international monetary conference and  the rehabilitation of silver. Never  theless the result is distinctly gratifying to the friends' of the white  metal, who see in fchic and other political moves of late, that the civilized  nations are at  last awakening- to the  aavantages of bi metallism.  *o  Wyman's mining bill has passed  the Idaho Legislature, by an almost  unanimous, vote. The bill follows the  Colorado la w closely, its ma in f ea fciire.  "being a provision that 10 feet of work  shall be done on the claim within,60  days; after the date of the location.  This is designed; to put a stop to the  practice of staking and holding land  without work.    It has worked  well  in Colorado, where it has the moral  support of every miner. Fortunately  we are; not much troubled oh this side  of the line with* wild-cat speculators,  still we think, a paragraph tacked to  our Mineral Act, after the lines of. the  Idaho law, would benefit and encourage bona fide mining in British Columbia;.  New Denver Bug Factory.  Two months ago a consignment of  jute for the New Denver ore bag factory was shipped from San Francisco  and has just arrived at Revelstoke.  There has been a'scarcity of ..ore bags  in the country, and the proprietors of  the factory assert that they could  have made money had the jute only  arrived,in decent time. Imfact, they  claim that they could have disposed  of 45,000 bags, if they had had the  material. F. O. Berg, now in Spokane, the senior proprietor, is endeavoring to secure an improved machine for the factory.  For Flumes And. Tramway.  The concentrator people,, at New  Dulutlv have had engineers out during the week running lines for a  tramway, leading from the works to  the Idaho and Alamo mines., Grades  were also obtained for a large flume  to obtain water from Sandon creek,  or some point up the Carpenter, for  motor power for the concentrator.  Capt. Moore was in town on Saturday  endeavoring to secure bids on the  lumber and construction of the latter  improvement. It would require several hundred thousand feet of lumber  as the quantity of water needed is  considerable. Later on bids will be  solicited for'the .tramway, which will  be a work of considerable magnitude.  THE Partnership heretofore existing between  1. II. Stege and C. Teasdale has this day been  dissolved by mutual consent. All accounts owing  to the linn will lie paid, to H. Stege, who will also  pay all liabilities owing bv said firm.  STEGE & TEASDALE.  Witness:  R. B. Kkhr.  New Denver, B. C, February 21st, 1895.  M. W. BRUNER, -M. &.,  '.���/Physician'and Surgeon.  Three Forks,      '."-'.'     B.C.  A   FULL Line of Drugs and Prescription Reme-  iL   dies ke^ t on hand.    ,   ���  S  SOLICITOR and Notary Public.   .  /New Denver, B. C  New Denver,  B. C.  VOOTS and Shoes made to order. First-class  work. Imperial Calf for line shoes. French  Goods specially adapted for Miners'- and Prospectors' use.  Certificate of Improvements,  notice.   ;  QTJRPRISE Mineral Claim���Situated in the Slo  u . can Mining Division of the .West Kootenay  District. Where located: In the Ruby Silver Basin, at head of'McOuigin creek.  Take noiiee that 1, C. E. Perry, as agent foi* tlie  Slocan Surprise ������'Min'ng Co., free miner's certificate No. 53,7i>9, intend, sixty days irom the date  hereof, to apply to the Gold CiMi.ni-jsioiier for a  certilicate of improvements, for tne purpose of obtaining a CrOwn grant for the above claim.   ',',  And further, that adverse claims must bo sent to  the Mining Recorder j and action coniiiuni ced be-  forethe issuance of such certificate of improvements.*  Dated this 21st dav of Janaarv, 1835.  O. E. PERRl/  Agonfcfor  y.,      Slocan Siirp i ise Mining Co  NAKUSP, B, C.  The location of this Hotel  is excellent, and'commands  a grand vicAv of the beautiful scenery that surrounds  the town.    ������'.'-.   -,.*  The'Bar has  one  of the  <.*-.'*��� largest stocks  of ' Wines,  Liquors and.Cigais in the  Country.     /  The Dining Room is up to  date, and Travelers should  always give the Leland a  call.  D. A. M'DOUGALD.  lisp  awmi  MERCHANT  Revelstoke  Station,   B.   O  . v/�� uuuilrll llliulu wu.,  ���Dealers In  Pianos,  Organs,  Musicians'   Supplies, Sewing Machines, and  Supplies.  SPOKANE,.'     *       --.'.'��� ./:-'      ''.   WASH.  JOHN W. GRAHAM &   Go.,  i? WHOLESALE  *','���*  Books, Stationery, Office Supplies,  and Wall Paper.  Great Eastern Block.  SPOKANE, WASH.  STANLEY    HOySE,  /���'!'--.   ������''���; ���-* .-���"������������.. NELSON/B. C...' '������������-''     '-;/>'.'-'  BEST Rooms and Board in the City.   Hot and  Cold Water.   Bath Room for the use of the  Guests.   Rates reasonable.  MRS. McDONALD, Prop  AVINGr placed some new  Machinery in/our Mill,  we are prepared to furnish  all kinds of Kouoii and Dres-  sed Lumber ard Shingles at  greatly reduced Prices.  Rough Lumber, narrow,  "    ,     " wide:  Joist, and Scantling, sized up to  18 feet long,    ..  18 ' to 24 '  ���21'to 30''''  Flooring, T & O, fi "  '   " ���<     4"  V joint Ceiling, 4 "  (5 " Rustic,  Shiplap,  Surfaced Dres?ed,  A liberal di "count on large orders for Cash,  810 oO  $11 00 to $12 00  311 00  812 00  813 00  820 00  822 00  B22 00  810 00  811 00  $13 00  Steam Nav. Co., Ltd.  TI^AHI C2J��.ttTD KTO. 5.  In Effect Wednesday, Aug:. 29,1S94.  KASLO ROUT E-  Leave Nelson:  Monday at 4 p.m.  Tuesday at 4 p.m.  Wednesday at .r>:40 p.m.  Thursday at 4 p.m.  Friday at 4-p.m.  Saturday at 5:10 p.m.  -STR. NELSON.  Leave Kaslo:  Sunday at 8 a.m .  Tuesday at.'S'a.in  Wednesday at':8 a,m  Thursday at 8 {?.iii  Friday at 8 a.m  Saturday at 8 a.m  The company reserves the right to change this  schedule at,any time without notice.  For full information as to tickets, rates, etc., ap-  ply at the Company's offices, Nelson, B.C.  T. ALLAN, Sec'y J. W. TROUP,  Nelson   B.C. Manager  WM.  RAILWAY.  Nelson & Fort Sheppard  RAILWAY.  ALIi     BAIL    ROUTF     TO     SPOKANE.  PETER GENELLE & Co.  The only through route from Nelson, Kaslo,  Kootenay Lake and all Slocan  Poirts;  Through Trains Semi=Weekly.  Leave 7 a.m.  NELSON.  Arrive 5:40 p.rn  On Tuesdays and Fridays, trains will run  through to Snokane.arriving same day. Returning  passengers-will leave Spokane at 7 a.m.on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving at Nelson at '5:40 p..  m.", same day, making close connection with the  steamer Nelson for Kaslo and all Kootenay lake  points  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with stage on Mondays  and Wednesdays, Thursdays and  Fridays.  Passengers for Trail Creek mines connect at  Northport wi th stage on Wednesday and Satiir-  day.  fi ffe 4.  &  <  ^  %��  Secoiicl Year  THE OLDEST 31 INS,  In California Was* a Gold Diggei* in the  CariLoo Country.  Down in Blacksmith:���. canyon,, at  Sunny South, Placer county, where  ara located the works of., the Hidden  Treasure mine, lives the oldest miner  in California.  . The man who merits this distinction  '������ is Fred Howell, sr.,, who has charge  of the. sluice boxes and clean-up at  the Hidden Treasure, where operations are conducted "upon the largest  scale of any gravel property in the  State. ..      /.".:"-.  He is a native of Wales, and is now  66 years old. He/began- work at  Dufryn, Wales,- as a gatekeeper in a  coal mine when: only six years old.  Next June will mark the end of a  period of 6Q years, during which time  ���he has been continuous!y en^a^ed in  mining.  , .. Miners of a riper age, stil 1 residen t  in Califorriia,-;are numerous, but it is  *.* believed that this veteran can -justly  claim the distinction of haying spent  more years in active mining than any  other man in the. State.  Howell has-been a prospector many  years of his life and can well be called- a typical miner. In ���. the/early  days, like many of his class, he was  prone to; leave:; good paying^diggings  in order to visit caiiius where still  richer spikes .were reported.' As a  practical miner he has operated by  all the various methods and has -kept  pace with jbhe^ improvements in mining/ from the primitive pick and pan,  the rocker and ground sluice, to drift  mining by h y draulicking, and the  successful working of -gold-bearing  quartz.  He is by no means a stranger to the  vicissitudes common to the lot of a  prospector. r He has struck 'it rich  many times, and /has as. often been  dead broke, y For the last ll.years,  however, he .has been a stockholder  in the Hidden -Treasure, and ,is at  present in easy circumstances.  At 22 Howell left his. native land,  and went to Pennsylvania, where he  mined in the coal fields. .He secured  his naturalization papers in Kentucky  in 1853,,, In April: ofVthe same year  he reached Lexington,; Mo., where he  was engaged to drive, cattle and  started for California. He entered  the Golden State by way of Beckwith  valley and Marysville.'- He went to  Georgetown, El Dorado county, where  he placed the. first blast in the Georgetown ditch.  Howell's next operations were at  Spanish flat, where he commenced  "placer mining for gold in the winter  of 18jo, A map with lines traced  showing*, the travels <of  this   gray-  bi^oosite Forest Hill. In the fall of  that year he located drift mines in  Sierra county. He made a trip to the  Fraser river country in 1858, returning* to San Francisco oil the IU fated  steamer Oregon, and was one of 45.  passengers who saved their lives by  climbing the rocks at Point Reyes  with the aid of ropes made from blankets,      -     "������"/.,  A trip was made to Wales in 1859,  at which time Howells; married Margaret. Evans. , He tried mining in  Utah in 1862, but soon returned to  Placer county. In1864 he bought the  Deidesheimer drift mine at Forest  Hill, which had produced over $2,-  000,000,, and witY six men soon: took  out $.80,000. * He then tried the Cariboo country in British Golumbia, but  returne'd to Forest Hill tlie,saine year.  In 1866 he bought a share in the famous Mountain Grde drift mine at  Dam ascus, Placer county, but sold it  eight months later./' The spring of  1867 found: him in Montana,; from  whicli place he again returned -to  Forest Hill. J -  In 1892 lie purchased a second  share in the Hidden Treasure for his  tion, Fred Howell, jr. The mine has  produced' more than $1,600,000, with  an  approximate' output for 1891  of  1150,000/ ��� ':;;,.,;���:  Although unquestionably the olde,st  prac ical and continuous^gold miner  in, California, this gray haired toiler  "cannot refrain from .pursuing; his life:  long habit of industry., and each day  still, finds him at his -task, superintending'the sluice washing and clean  up at the Hidden Treasure mine.  ��� 'Sal'e'of the' Delaihai* Klines.  Captain J. D. Delamar, of Denver,  the well known1 min ing operator, has  parted with his stock in the Delamar  group of mines in southwestern Idaho,  which was sold to London capitalists  iii 1892, on a, report made by Prof.  Tiiden, of the Colorado school of  mines. The Delamar stock is now  held in Paris a:icl London', three-  fourths in the former city and one-  fourth in the latter. ;   /  The transfer of the Delamar stock  to Paris was an incident of the recent  activity in the London market, where  $2,0 JO, 003 of, French capital was, invested in one -week. The last report  from the Delamar was dated December31, 1894. It gives -the details of  the work for the month of November,  showing the value of the gold produced to be 145,501, and the value of  silver ��20,167.* The value of the  smelting ore reached $12,529, making  tlie gross earnings for the month $78,-  202. All expenses for the month de-  cucted leaves a profit of 141,188, or  over 50 per cent, of the gross receipts.  The Delamar stock was quoted two  Is issued at New Denver, B. C, on Thursday.  Wet weather, snow slides, hard times, or the  sheriff never hinders its publication. It  conies out just the same.;���.';.* /  Does not dream of making a million out of it,  but he expects to get a luxurious living. In  order to do this it isnecessary to/have cashable material, arid the world at large is cor-  diahy invited to dig up enough money to pay  for an annual interest. To accommodate the  we do  haired  miner in  search   of  golden > weeks ago. at ��7.25,per  share in the  London market, and was steadily  rising. There are 400,003 shares.  Hence the Paris investment, making  no allowance for the probable advance  footed up ��2,161,5C0.  treasure would afford a  novel sight.  Howell has travelled from California  to   Cariboo,   to   Utah, Montana and  Oregon,  ^n 1855 he worked at Volcano bar  At  prices that do  not discord with the despondent price of silver. Second Year.  THE LEDGE.  Pasre'"3'  "to  CCEUR   D'ALENE NUGGETS.    -  Prospected    for tlie Benefit of Former  Residents of that Camp.  WALLACE.  John Dorsey, formerly superintendent of the Coeur d'Alene system of  the Northern Pacific Bailway, has  just died in Glendive, Mont.  Postmaster Coonce, of Osburn, has  removed the postoffice back into his  own building and has opened a grocery in connection there with.  Dr. Geno way met with a painful  accident -Saturday,.while-' making a  professional call to Burke. /By the  upsetting of his sleigh, he had one of  the bones in his leg dislocated and his  ankle sprained.  Oiie of the finest safes -in the northwest has been put into the First .National Bank. It is a Herring & Co.  safe and weighs 9,000 pounds. It is  provided with a double time lock,  the clock work running 72 hours if  required.  ."' ' WARDXER.    .."*'  H. C. Bailey, whose foot was recently badly crushed by a falling  cake ol ice, is able to be out. /  ..,'., Joe Fitzquiri was seized with paralysis on Wednesday, and has been re-  moved to the Wallace hospital.   .  Charles Lane, lately from Gem, has  been arrested on a charge of being  concerned in the burglary of>*W. F.  Goddard's store..  Pascal Micheau-an old Frenchman,  was giveil;60 days' imprisonment, by  Justice   Langrishe,   for   stealing   a  , number of articles frpm the residence  of Nicholas Schools.  Rev, J. W. Craig, of Wallace, while  splitting wood Saturday, met with a  misfortune. His axe caught.-in a  clothes-line, and the pole struck him  a violent blow, above the right eye,  inflicting an ugly gash, laid bare the  skull/and caused a small fracture of  the outer bone.  AROUND THE  STATE.  At Warrens coffee is so scarce that  it is shipped in by mail.  .-'Silver'City.lias gone into winter  quarters and is quiet. There is,considerable work going on at the mines  but the town is dull.  The first woman to be appointed a  railroad division surgeon is. Carrie  Liebig, who will have charge of the  Northern Pacific at Hope.  Lewiston, in tlie northern part of  tlie state, can boast of the fact that  there has not been a single failure in  any line of business within its borders during the hard times, and at  present there is not a vacant house  m the city.  The Biackfoot Insane Asvlum has  years. ���  In the case of Long vs. Gentry, tried  at Moscow, Judge Piper decided a  case of much interest throughout tlie  state. It was ah action brought to  test the question whether or not a  harvester's lien is a prior incumbrance  to a crop mortgage, duly given and  recorded before the work is performed  by the lien claimant, Judge Piper  decided that it is not, and in an opinion of some length has made the case  plain. The question is one of general  interest to farmers/laborers and merchants.  George Riebold,   the   well-known  mining man from Warrens, says the  sale  of a;   tract  of. W>irrens placer  ground, owned by himself, ex-Governor Willey and others, has just been  consummated, the purchasers being  | Philadelphia capitalists.    The tract  "embraces about 203 acres of ground,  some of which has been worked and  proven to be very rich.    The consicl  eratiqn was $6,003.    One man took  145, in gold in eight hours from one  of the claims included in the sale.  Chinese   who  own   placers  farther  down the creek  have taken out $2,-  500,003 in the past 10  years.    Mr.  Riebold says it is a fact that two of  the Chinese  took out $1,000 in one  day. .  - '"- .  ..Wliolesale Produce Mercliants,  3! WATER STREET,  VAffODUVEB, J; 0.  0  E handle Dried Fruits,  Fresh   Fruits, Batter, Eggs,  Cheese, Bacon, Hams, and Lard.  1 usa  And, All Mining' Supplies.  140 patients, tlie largest number in  its history. The Legislature must  give tbe directors a liberal appropriation to enlarge the premises, or else,  with the present increase of numbers,  it will be overflowing in the next two  At a point on the south fork of the  Payette, a short distance below its  .confluence with the Dead wood fork,  the stream makes a great bend.    At  the point of nearest approach, where  the river doubles back upon itself, its  waters are separated by ohly 800 feet.  Gulches lead up from either   side,  leaving a ridge about 203 feet wide  and 200 feet high.    The river flows  a" mile and three-quarters around the  great bend beyond this point of nearest approach.    The bed of the stream  is known to be rich iu gold, different  parties having taken out large sums  by working along the edges at low  water.    There are hot  springs   all  along the horseshoe, from which gold  can   be   extracted   in   considerable  quantities.    The owners��� purpose cut  ting a channel for the river through  the neck of the bend. This will leave  the river bend dry for the entire distance of. a mile  and three-quarters,  and it is believed the ground  will  yield enormous]y.    It will  be mined  with water taken from, either small  streams that flow in or from the main  river at the dam that '.will be built to  divert the river.    They have not decided whether they  will  make it a  tunnel or an open cut.    If a tunnel be  constructed it will be 20 feet square.  If a cut be decided upon it Till, for a  short distance, be 200 feet deep.   The  work will cost fully $25,000,    It will  be commenced in the early spring*.  Full Stock on Hand.    Branoli Store at Three Forks.  n  DHUSTTIST  KASLO,  B.C.  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago.  Office: Over Bycrs' Hardware store.      --..."-���.V  F.  O  ��?  kaslo, b. a  Graduate of Trinity University, Toronto.    Member of college Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario.  s  Notice to the Public.  TAGES  Leave Kaslo   and  Three Porks,Ifor  either place, every morning at 8 o'clock  Satisfaction  is   Guaranteed.  A. J. SCOTT  Manager.  f  er  KASLO CITY,  B.C.  Nakusp, B. 0.  Agent for:  11  11 Hi  'mm.  The only practical Watchmaker in  the Kootenay District. Orders by  mail receive .prompt attention  " Applications by '. Mail' will :^L WORE GUARANTEED:  be Promptly Attended to.j /  (Works at Kaslo, B. C.V  F. Pynian, New Denver's witch  maker'and'jeweller makes cleaning  and repciiring watches a specialty,  lie visits Three Forks every Friday  to accommodate customers in that  town. ��� t  ��� ������  m  Foot of Hendryx Street,  Nelson.      "Leaders."  A full stock of Lumber,  rough and dressed, laths,  shingles, sash,doors,moulcl  ingsi etc. Clear and dry  firflooring. and ceiling for  sale at -lowest prices.  G> 0��  HENRY DAWES,  "O.Iv.s," am  Li.  U  Term.  ?'  Propi'ietoi*  Agenta  Fac.ory ana Salesroom:  522 CORDOVA ST.  VANCOUVER.    -'..'���-    B.C. Second Tear,  THE   LEDGE.  Page 5  FATAL ROW AT ROSSLAND.  .EL -McLaughlin, a Well-Known Carpenter, i asses in His Cheeks.  The first life to be taken in a quarrel in West Kootenay in years, was  sacrificed at Rossland a day or two  ago. Arrivals in town today assert  that on   Tuesday   week   two men,  named Hugh McLaughlin and James  Westcott, got into an altercation over  a building which the former purposed  erecting close; to one owned by the  latter, and which Westcott contended  would shut out the light from his  premises. From words, the altercation soon led to blows.  McLaughlin, thoroughly incensed,  picked up a hatchet, and struck Westcott over the arm and head with the  back of it, peeling the skin and caus-  ihg the blood to flow. YVestcott h d  his wounds dressed arid his arm put  in a sling. Later on he again met  McLaughlin; and hurled an axe at  him, the blade entering the calf of  one of the latter's legs; severing the  artery and cords. Dr. Arthur was  summoned, and administered chloroform to McLaughlin in order to dress  the gaping wound. McLaughlin lingered on for a tew days, and then  succumbed to loss of blood and nervous prostration.  The body was removed to Nelson  ',.' yesterda y, where; deceased's wife  liver,. Westcott was also brought up  and lodged in gaol. McLaughlin was  -a steady and industrious fellow. PJe  had erected several buildings in ��he  Forks and Kaslo, arid was generally  w&ll known and respected.  Lost a Hanci.*"  Monday evening a Frenchman, employed on the night shift at the Pilot  Bay concentrator,got one of his hands  tangled up in the rollers of the crushing machine^ resulting in the mashing of the member into jelly. The  hand was afterwards amputated at  the wrist.  A Provincial Want.  "R. E. Gosnell, the Provincial Librarian at Victoria, is in urgent need  ol copies of the Nakusp Ledge, of ,V.os.  6 and 8, to complete his files. Mr.  Gosnell would also like to secure the  intermediate copies of the Lardo Reporter, he having the first three and  last issues. Parties forward ing the  same to the Librarian will render a  great service to their country.  Will Stay By Denver.  C. Teasdale will be missed from  the Newmarket by the many patrons  ���of.that"hostelry in the past. He has  retired from the business, giving  place to J. M. Winter. Mr. Teasdale  will devote his time to looking after  his increasing business duties, particularly tliesawmilll across the lake.  He will stay by New Denver and  endeavor to promote its best interests.  Incidentally it might be mentioned  that he has in view the erection of  one or two buildings that will be* ornaments to the town.  Bonded for a Big Sum.  J. C. R}ran and C. II. Greene, of  Saginaw, Mich.,representing a strong  syndicate, have bonded the Eureka  mine, on the Kaslo slope. The bond  extends over a period of two years,  and is for a figure ranging an vwhere  b-tween 140,000 and &100,000, in  equal payments���$-1,000 clown.    In  cluded in the agreement besides the  Eureka, are the Yosemite, Scottish  Chief. Homestake, Echo, and a fourth  in the Parrott, all being located between Bear and Lyle creeks. Work  will be vigorously pushed by the  new proprietors, who anticipate striking large deposits of ore. J. D. Moore,  J^ McPhee and McDonald Bros, were  the original owners.  GBEM MTHEBN HOTEL  Kaslo, B. C.  NICELY Furnished Rooms.   Rooms, 25 cents a  nijrht.   Rooms with lire, 50 cent-?.  FRED J. SQUIEE  Nelson, B.C.  Merchant Tailor.  Dealers  In;*'.-**  GENERAL  MERCHANDISE,  NAKUSP,  B. 0.  N. D. MOORE, Pres.  R. McFERRAN, Sec'y  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings always on hand.  THE  LELAND  Kaslo, B. C.  HOUSE,  CONCENTRATOR, THREE FORKS, B. C.  : O :  Mining    and   -Miners'     Supplies.  tW Hay and Grain in Car Lots to the Trade.  THE BRUNS  CONVENIENTLY situated to the steamboat  \J landing. Tlie bar i.s one of the best appointed  in the Kootenay District.  JAMES DELANEY,  Lessee  Norquay  House  9 ���'.'���������.���-'.���. ���  THREE FORKS, EC.  Three Forks, B, C.  THIS First-Class Hotel is now open for the accommodation of the Public. Large Rooms, G-ood Table, and  Reasonable Rates. Headquarters for Mining Men. Stage  leaves the House every clay for Kaslo.  LOWES & CLAIR, Proprietors  Best ^Furnished  Rooms  in the City.  T. NORQUAY, Prop  ' ������' -.'���'     '���'.;.'  i    .  /.���.".  <z>  :cjd ..'.���������������  S3  IL  43  o  o^  S3  >-<  ,=*  O  iz;  F"4  ��� ���  u  a>  ��  SI  ��  ���1���4  >  Gu  <  +3  up*  In,.,,    ,71         O  tc  u  ���i-i  tf)  e~��>  O  CO  K-��-w5-^^22  . 1  O  O  OC2  ��  ft.  CO  *-��*"3  w  NEW "DENVER, B. G.  "DE .A-XJEIR 3 I3ST /���:"  Dry Goods,  ardware,  foots and Shoes,  And all kinds of Goods required by  mers  rs.  T^ Write For Circular.  Postoffice and Money Order Office in Connection ^r^:in  Page 6.  THE   LEDGE.  Second Year  'MIXING RECORDS,  Recorded at New Denver, for the week ending  February 27, 1895  'TBAVSFEKS.'.  O. W. Hughes to John Elliott��� \ interest on the  Snap on November 2i?. Recorded on February 21;  a l.ount, $].  Henry JDilley to J. T. Foley���\ in the. Morning,*  on August 2U.   Recorded February 22; amount, $1  J. T. Foley to S. J. Humphries���i in the Morning*, on December 22. Recorded February 22;  amount; ��1. r  S. J: 'Humphries to C. Bo wen���h In the Morning,  on February 21.   Recorded February 22; amount  John Clunan to S. K. Green���1-10 in the Fourth  of July and Noonday and 1-5 iu the Gray ��atrle,on  October 14.   Recorded Feb 2o; amount,Si.  T. Chatterton to Mr*. Jane Knapj���l-(> in the A  B, on February 20. Recorded February 25; amount, $100.  Neil'Mclnnes to R. J. Eirkwood���J in the Ma-  ban, -on. February .26. . Recorded  February .27;  amount. $1.-.. .  F. A. Wells to R.J. KirkwoM���* in the Ohio-  on February 26.   Recorded February 27; amount'  a.  JJOND.  J. H. Moran, acting under power of attorney for  W.Glynn on January 22 to Airil 1, to li. Mc-  Fcrran���J in the Yakima, Oregon, Monday and  Sui^hine.   Recorded February 22: amount, '$7,750.  LEDGE CROPP1NGS  Dan Taylor is paying*  ver a short visit.  New Den-  Court of Revision will be hold in  Kaslo, on April 8.  S. Hoag*, of Nakusp, was a brief  visitor here yesterday.  Mrs. Werely raffles off a fine guitar and concertina on Monday.  Kaslo had a number of street rows  last week, and the P.M. was kept  busy.  The celebration on March 17 will  probably take the form of a masquerade ball.  The Liberal-Conservatives of Kaslo  are organizing for the coming- Dominion elections.  H. McLean, druggist, is packing  up, preparatory to moving his stock  to Rossland.  The rumble of distant snowslides  has been frequently heard in town  the past few days./  Str. Lytton is making semi-weekly  trips on the Trail creek route, owing  to lack of business.  Fresh mountain trout has been the  delicacy during the week, in metropolitan eating houses.  AL. Hoyt has a choice line of novels  al ways on hand, that can be bought  on reasonable terras.  Next Sunday Rev. A. J. Gaebel  will preach at the Forks in the morning and here in the evening.  R v. J. F. Bet-to,-' after a delay of  almost a week, succeeded in getting'  out to Kamloops on Monday.  W. B. Young, who has been suffering from pneumonia, is slowly recovering under Dr. Bruner's care.  Negotiations are pending for the  purchase of a suitable*site for a Methodist church in the Sunless City.  Drugs, perfumery, and toilet articles can be procured at* the Kaslo  Drug Co.'s store in Three Forks,   t  T. Norquay,: a prominent Three  Forker, was in the in efcropol is Tuesday, lor the first time in many moons.  Spring has doubtless come, to judge  frj>m the balmy breezes and the manner in which the snow is disappearing-'  The   first  Canalian  mail in two  weeks reached here Sunday. It had  been delayed at Nakusp by the  blockade.  Mrs. F. Pyman arrived in from  Calgary on Sunday, and was met at  Rosebery by Mr. Pyman. She was  almost two weeks coming.  W. Thomlinson has made another  purchase. This time it is the wharf  and warehouse, fronting the postofnee  and formerly owned by J. Gosson.  Hugh Madden has given up the  hotel business at the Forks, and has  gone to erect a house on his pre-emption in the heart of the Cariboo creek  camp;   ��� ;-..;-,- ���'._.  W. Hunter walked in, from Nakusp  during the blockade on the railway.  He made it in two days, but wTas  pretty well tuckered out when he  reached here.     T  R. Paura, one of the sub-contractors  on the Nelson & Fort  Sheppaid Railway during construction, has secui ed  judgment in Spokane for $1,269.70, {  against Pete Larson, for work done. *  W. J. Goepel, who was employed  to audit the civic accounts of Kaslo,  reports a number of irregular expenditures, implicating past and present  aldermen.    Legal trouble will follow.  C. Teasdale has in contemplation  the erection of a three-storey business  house on the lot adjoining the Windsor, but facing on Sixth street. The  basement would be utilized as a laun  dry.  Washington's birthday was duly  celebrated in town by a ball, which  took place in the Shannon hall. Representatives were present from the  Forks and Sandon. A good time was  spent.,  Justice Walk em has admitted F.  Hughes to bail at 12.000���$1,000 ror  himself and $500 each for two sureties. Hughes was committed to Kamloops some time ago on a charge of  blackmail.  During the high wind on Tuesday^  the roof of the church took fire from  an over heated stovepipe. Prompt  assistance ''-by'..;, neighbors saved the  building from destruction, but it was  a narrow s'liieak.  Wm. Baillie, ex-secretary of the  Kaslo & Slocan Railway, is,according  to coast gossip, to be the editor of a  new evening paper, to be started in  Vancouver, in the Liberal interests  and against the World.  Sam Whittaker was mobbed and  robbed in Spokane, last week, by a  couple of variety actors, All ie and  John ��� Stevenson. The affair took  place in the Galena block, and Sam  was relieved of $100 while intoxicated.,; . "���   ���  Cummings & Richardson have applied to the Inland Revenue Department to have a Customs warehouse  erected here. The Department are  treating, with a party in town to act  as Collector, and the building will  follow.  The Bank of Montreal is again being urged to establish a branch here  In case they refuse, an effort will be  made to get the Imperial Bank to locate here. Failing that several "'citi-'  zens will open up private banks for  the cashing of cheques.  Tom Clair, late of the Cumberland  mine, has purchased a half interest  in the Brunswick Hotel,Three Forks.  The new firm is known as Lowes &  Clair, and they deserve to do well.  The house is being refitted and fixed  up generally atjbig expense.  TV  Front Street, Kaslo.  1st Complete Dry Goods BstaWislmient iR IIib Kootenay,  Ladies' Fine Imported .Dress Patterns. Japan and Surah,  Silks, Velvets and Pluslies, Dress Trintnings and  Linings, Corsets, Hosiery, Gloves, LadiesV  ^ and   Childrens'   Fine   Woollen  "Underwear,  Etc., Etc.  !"���  NEW DENVER, B. G.  Heals  AT  All  Hours.  Customers.Serye:d.-'with-.-thi  the Local Market Affords  Best  JOHN M. WINTER, PROP  0)  b  SI  M  !>  01  0  %  >  GENERAL  ERGHANTS.  Stores at  3i  CHARLES W. McANN,  BARRISTER, &c,  MINING LAWS   A   SPECIALTY.  KASLO CITY. B. C  ARROW LAKE,  T-S now open for the .accommodation of quests.  1 Rates, SI.50 to 82.50 per day. Baths  2 5  cents each, or 5 for ��1.   For. further  particulars write to the'proprietors.  DAWSON, CRADDOCK & Co  Buy -      '".-  Your Goods  FROM  .3  m  WINES, ������  Revelstoke,  L1QUOES,  AISTI) CIGAES  -        BC


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