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 .���3*i!imii!!iiii!{ii��iinB^  BANK WANTLD.  m  Apply   to the Citizens   of   =  New Denver. ; s  -^uuimiiuuuuuuutmiuiuiuiiiiiiuui  ^ niiiiiHiiiiHiiiiiiiiii^  The pay streak of ads, never  pinches out in this paper.  Try one before the space  is all staked.  fillilllllllillllllllillllllllllllllllilllllllllil^  Vol  IV. No. 18.  NEW DENVER,  B. C.,   JANUARY 28, 1897.  Price $2.00 a Year.  TUNNEL SHAFT AND DUMP.  The Latest Returns From the Mines and  Eroapects of the Silvery Slocan.  The  Payne  is... shipping  40  tons  daily.  Another chute of ore has been  struck on the Pinelog.  J. A. Finch has purchased 50,000  shares of St. Keverne stock.  Thei*e is ore in the face of the four  tunnels on the Queen Bess.  Assays from the Sapphire and Gem  show 140 ounces in silver and 82 pei  c^nt. lead.  The. Esmerelda on Dayton creek,  under bond to J. A. Thompson, is  looking well.  A. D. McGinty has sold the*Maggie,  TipTop, Nellie D, and a third of the  Cody Star for $6,5C0.  - The Monitor ships ten tons of ore  daily. George. Petty got &32,000 out  of tliis mine last year.  The tunnel on the Black Hills is in  .60  feet and will  probably  tap the1  lead at twice that distance.  ��� No ore will be shipped from the  Silver Nugget until spring, when a  tramway to the lake will be erected.  A. D. Coplen has purchased from  S H. Cross a half interest in. the Philadelphia, a chiinriear the Wakefield.  W. R. Rathborneof. the R, E. Lee.  is in New Denver this week on business connected with that valuable  property.  One mine, the Sloean Star, has paid  into the public treasury^as high as  ^$500 a month, under the ore"assess  ment act.  The rock in the Rabbit' Paw now  shows "a slight silver streak which  may be an indication that the lead  will soon heave in sight.  The Two Friends shipped two cars  ot rich ore to Omaha on Saturday.  The superinteridant says it will run  over 500 ounces in silver to the ton.  and P. Burns have just acquired an  interest in the folio wing mines in the  Slocan : The American Boy, adjoining the Ikst Chance and Noble Five;  and the Black Hawk, adjoining the  Work is to be resumed on the Ajax. ^merican Boy,  Ajax and Chicago.  The interest was bought from J. G.  and Thomas McGuigan and P. Burns,  The property has been incorporated  under the name of the American Boy  Mining and Milling company. The  trustees are J. G. and Thomas McGuigan, H. Callahan, S Haas and E.  Denzel.        THE EXCHANGE GR6UP  DIED FAR FROM HOME.  F. R,  Nightingale   Stricken   With Par-  alysis and Dies In a Few Hours.  R. G. Campbell-Johnston  Gets Control  of the Valuable Property  A mining deal which has been long  pending was brought to a focus last  Friday, by which the valuable claims  in the Exchange group known as the  Exchange,   Victoria,. Skocum   and  Silver  Plate,   situated   on  Dayton  creek, are placed in the hands of R.  C. Campbell-Johnston. The transfer  of this property has been reported for  sometime past, but not until Friday  was it made. The property was "on  October 23,, 1896, bonded'by A. H.  Bremner, and work was begun, at  once to develope the properties. As  work progressed the showing became  very favorable, but when the winter  season set in the work was stopped  by David Bremner, who then bad ic in  charge. The transfer to Mr. Campbell-Johnsron will put the property  into new hands, and development wiil  begin with renewed vigor under "the  agreement entered into by .Bremner  with Boie and Isaacson, the original,  owners. The price stipulated in .the,  transfer is $31,100, including machine'  ery, etc., on the property.      ''.'v*"''  -   Alamo   Deal.  January 19th a young Englishman  about thirty-five years of age regis:  tered  at  the   Windsor Hotel   from  Chilicoten,   B.  C.   by the   name; of  F. P. Nightingale.   He was of florid  complexion, dark hair and eyes, and  was dressed in typic.l mountain  fashion. As is customary in these  parts no questions were asked him  and therefore nobody knew his busi-  whither he came, nor whence he was  going. Saturday night on returning  to his room he was stricken with paralysis arid fell to the floor. Assistance  was summoned and he was made as  comfortable as possible in his bed. IX*.  Phol was summoned and advised liis  immediate removal to the hospital.  - Erom papers found on his person it  was learned that his Godfather's  address was F. W.~ Drye, Kensington  Gardens, England, and that he had  sisters living at Maida Villa,England.  It was evident from the tone of letters  found upon him from his relatives  that he was of high rank, and was, or  had lately been,, oh an extended  hunting expedition in the Chilicoten  country. It is believed to have been  his intention to "go into business either  in New Denver or Slocan City. A  cablegram was sent to his people in  the old country but no reply, was  received and his body was interred  Here Tuesday afternoon.   ���  Oma   Claim.  pi!I!!l!l!l[!IIIII[l!n!ll!lll!ll!![[l!:i!l!!ll!l!!!l(l!!!!!l!!!li[!l!lll!llllf|l![IIIIIIIII!l!)^  | NEWS IN PLACE |  !��lllijlliliilllll!iilillliiilllli!illlj|||^  Bill  Springer  was  in  town  this  week.  Another store has been opened at  Silverton. \  The tunnel on the Bondholder is in  227 feet, and has passed through 11  stringeis of mineral. The lead is  expected to be tapped at any time.  H. Hirsehel Cohen, accompanied  by two mining experts, is in the  Slocan. Mr. St. George, one of his  experts, will remain at Slocan City  for some time..  The cabins are being built on the  Skylark and Ranger, and Mullen, the  packer, has a contract to run 80 feet,  of tunnel on the property. The prop  erty is being developed by the Hall  Mines Exploration Co.  Over the dump at the Howard  Fraction lies about 150 tons of dry ore  carrying something like 40 ounces in  silver and ��20 in gold to the ton. A  dry- ore concej t ator is needed to  work ore of that quality.  Harry Sheran has sold his half  interest in the Meteor and Ottawa to  C. L. Hoffman, of Spokane, for $4,000.  The balance of theee claims is owned  by Finch and Aylard. Work will be i  commenced as soon as possible.  The interest of N. D. Moore in the  Sunshine Mining Company, which  has seven claims in the Slocan, the  most -important of which are the  Yakima. Sunshine and Oregon, was  acquired on Saturday last by W. H.  Yawkey and J. D Farrell.  S. Haas,   H.  Callahan,. E.  The Spokane Review says; It was  learned yesterday upon good .author  ity, that negotiations are how pending  for the sale of the Alamo, Cumberland,  Slocan mill and tramway and the  famous Idaho mine, all in the Slocan  district, to an English syndicate at a  price approximating $750,000. 1 he  manager of the company, J. D. Farrell, declined to discuss the matter,  although not denying the statement.  The presence of A. E. Humphreys,  W. H. Yawkey, N. D. Moore and Irs  associates in the city at this time  gives color to the rumor.  These properties are well known.  Since they cameintp the hands of the  present owners the Alamo and Cumer  land have earned over 1300,000. The  J Idaho has already paid In dividends  to its owners the sum of $125,000 and  is paying a dividend of $20,000  monthly, and the fourth dividend of  the same amount in four months was  declared and paid on the 15th inst.  The recent development in the  lower levels has exposed immense  bodies of ore assaying between 220  and 300 ounces in silver and 60 per  cent lead. There has been a large  amount of development work done on  the property, and this development  is kept in advance of stoping.  It will be remembered that several  phemominal assays were made from  the crude ore a short time ago, one of  them running 7,026 ounces of silver  per ton.  Chas. Wing, mining expert from  Rossland spent Friday and Saturday  in New DenveFjjJooking to the interests ot the company that has. bonded  the Oma claim on" the Galena Farm.  Mr. Wing is authority for the statement that the $6,000, first payment  on the preperty is on deposit in the  bank ready for payment to the .locators, and says it is the company's intention to push work on the Oma as  soon as the snow is gone.. It was his  desire this trip to put a gang of men  to work develope the property but  deemed it unwise owing to the heavy  snow yet on the ground.  New Furniture   Dealers.  D. M. Crowloy & Co., undertakers  and furniture dealers, Of Sandon. have  opened a stc ta in New Denver, locating in the Shannon building. The  store here will be under the management of C. G. Baker, lateof Vancouver, who is prepared to dp all manner  of rep3^in^ cabinet making, etc,,  and, having had several years experience on the Coast in the uuder-  taking business:, will handle all such  business on the lake.  The  Howard  Fraction  The mining camps on Ten Mile are  assuming greater importance daily,  a nd the  new  town of Ay 1 win  will  soon be able to afford to travelers all  . the comforts of British Columbia min--  Donzel 'ing life.  Hugh Sutherland being desirous  of obtaining other properties in addi  tion to the Silver Nugget accepted  the offer at which the Howard Frac  tion group owners were willing to  sell and the papers were signed by  him and five of the eight owners.  Then a hitch occured, as evidently  War on the hoboes has eommienced  at Sandon.     *:    .���'/������ .-\^._;;.;���>/:'-  Dr. Qibbs, of Toronto, has located  at Slocan,City.      A .        ,      -  There are six doctors in Sandon  and the town is still alive. r  R. Mills, of Vancouver, will open a  shoe store in New Denver.  A. Dick arid C. W. Callahan will  return to the Slocan in March.  John Gill is, foreman of the Ibex  was killed in a snowslide last Thursday. -7: ���'/���,���  Another fraternal order will be  organized here in a week or so���the  JI. of P.  P. F. Godenrath is now connected  with the firm of S. Norman & Co., in  Spokane.  Revival services are being held  nightly at the church this week by  Rsv's Love and Beatty.  D. A. Van Dorn has advanced  $1,000 to James Bowes on the Silver  Cup, on Granite mountain.  Freight from Toronto arrived at  New Denver in 17 days. The day of  miracles must have set in.  J. Bolander has the plans under  way for the erectidn of a handsome  block of stores and offices;       ?  Mr. David Bremner, wlip has con"  templated returning to Scotland for  some time, left this morning.  With the exception of a few lots, a  Victoria man has bought all of Wm.  Thomlinson's interest in Slocan City.  The clever little Lawrence child ���  ren and their ma entertained a  patient audience in Shannon's hall  Monday night.  The Slocan is flooded with small  entertainments, principally conducted  by the class of people who dance jigs  and play music in city saloons.  Write Rufus Buck, M.E., Rossland,  for blue printing and mapping of properties. Latest map of North Fork  ���and Wild Horse district. Price $1.50. f  There are several buildings being  planned for by enterprising New  Denver citizens and work will be  begun on them as soon as the lumber  can be secured.  John Bitters held four aces in a  poker game, got into a fight, lost the  pat but drew ninety days of exile in  the police court, and the Bastile at  Kamloops now has its Bitters every  day.  Wm. T. Stewart has sold James  Delaney the eiectric plant formerly  in use at Kamloops. Mr. Delaney  expects in 30 days to be able to supply  New Denver with electric light. A  system of water works will probably  be put in at the same time.  Hill Bros., owners of the saw mill  some one had made a higher bid and j  the   deal stopped.   Sutherland   will j at the head of the lake, have just put  ventilate the matter in the courts.       \ in a new boiler and engine and other  Grant Thorburn will build onother J feyS* SS ���u when  extension to his hotel in Silverton.      j S^S^dlr^6^  It is said that Rossland people have j acitv heretofore has been about 10,000  offered $50,000 for the Krao. I feet.    They have half a million feet  mu   TVT r���; r~~,-, ! of logs already cut and are hauling  The TXL has been bonded, 1 to the mill. Fourth  Year.  THE    LEDGE,  THOSE   StICK   AMERICANS.  Want to  Run  Kossland.  Mr. J.   A. Smith, secretary  of the  Rossland    Board   of   Trade,   is   in  Toronto.    When he met a  Telegram  reporter last night he was, of course  ready to  t*elk about Rossland���did  you ever hear of a Rossland man' who  wasn't?   However, Mr. Smith differs  from,some of his fellow-townsmen in  one particular, he is willing to admit  that there are features in  the mining  camp that are not altogether to his  liking.  ' 'Do I think the Kootenay district to  be a great mining country ?"��� he said  "I do, most certainly. I was one of  the first? men into Cripple Creek,  Colorado, when it opened up, and  considering the stage of development  I do not think the Colorado camp is  ���in it' with Rossland.  "There is one thing, however, that  I object to in Rossland, and by Rossland I mean the mining district, and  that is the position the Americans  take there. Now, if a Canadian goes  into the United States before he can  take up land or mining ground or, in  fact, do anything at all, he has to  take out naturalization papers; but  here they come right in and, get just  the same rights as we native-born  Canadians, and instead ot being  thankful they turn round and try to  run the country.  ''Now, it would be different if they  were doing us any good, but they  don't. A few of them open up mine?,  but the great majority of them simply  , stake out claims and hold them for  * speculative purposes, And those who  do open up mines don't spend a cent  in the country if they can possibly  avoid it. Take for instance the I e  Roi and the War Eagle, before it was  taken over by the Gooderham syndicate. Fvery dollar's worth of stuff  used around those camps was brought,  from Spokane, and not always for the  reason that they could buy it cheaper  in the American city. If they could  get a barrel of sugar for a certain  price in Rossland and for exactly the  same priee in Spokane they wouid go  to Spokane for it.  "But the Americans who do developing work are a very small minority.  The great majority are slick promo  ters of companies. They simply come  to Rossland to stake out a claim and  then they organize a company under  the laws of the state of Virginia or  some other state, and put their stock  on the market. Now, it wouldn't be  so bad if these people sold their stock  to -their fellow countrymen. But they  don't. They bring it right down to  Ontario and sell it to you people.   ,  'T know I'll get roasted for what  I'm saying, for some of the papers out  there are owned by Americans, and  consequently back them up in what  they do, but it is only fair that the  people here should know that stocks  have been sold in Ontario, and in  stead of the money going into devel  oping mines it is building fine residences in Spokane for the slick  Americans who promoted the company. These fellows who would  like to run the country.  "It is also a fact that most of the  brokers in Rossland are Americans  who are not in touch with the Canadian people.  Mr. Smith paused here and the  reporter asked: "What proportion of  companies; that if-a man invested  money, in what proportion would he  get a race for it ?"  ' 'Well, I should say about half of  them,1'Mr. Smith answered after a  moment's thought. "I think if you  take a company where the promoting  directors are Canadians you get a fair  show for your money. But it must  be remembered that there are many  companies in which Canadians' names  are used as directors when they are  not -promoting' directors, and they  have little or nothing to say about  how things are run;  One thing is sure, there is no money  in cheap btook. You see stoek offered  for sale for H and 2 cents a share.  Now tliere are probably 300,000  shares ot this stock is placed in.*: the  treasury for development purposes.  Supposing it is all sold and the money  used for the purpose it is intended.  That gives you $6,000 at; the most,  and that wouldn't begin to open up a  mine.-- .    -.,  "It costs money to mine in the  Kootenay. In other camps it costs $10  to $15 a foot to run a tunnel, but! out  with us it costs $20 to $55, and before  you get a mine in shape to put in a  plant you have to spend in the neighborhood of $20,000. With plant and  a,T it takes all of $40,000 or 150,000  to open up a mine, so you can see  where a company with $6,000 in the  treasury would be.  "Then another trouble with thes ���.  fellows'is that it is not always treasury stock that-is sold. Perhaps you  don't understand that. Well, a man  writes the secretary-treasurer for a  block of stock. The latter, of courses-  is one ot the promoters. * Wh -tt is to  hinder him from sending the subscriber a block of promoters' stock ?  Nothing in the world. There is  nothing to mark the difference, and  the buyer does' not know whether  his money got s into the., treasury for  development purposes ��� or -into the  treasurer's pocket for building purposes���in Spokane.  'T know one Canadian Company  that, to re-assure the public on this  point, deposited all its treasury stock  in a Rossland bank. All monevfor that  stock had to be paid; into .1 he bank [  and every cent for wages or anv-  thing else connected with the mine  was paid by the bank. I think  Parliament at its next session should  enact a law providing thau all stock'  should be stamped treasury or other  wise so that the purchaser" would  have some ;dea where his money was  The GftMD HOTEL  European and American Plan.  Headquarters for Mining Men  ''ree 33\is.  wm  New Denver, B.C.  Is situated on the banks of the beautiful Slocan Lake, and guests can sit upon  thebalcony and graze .upqn-the grandest scenery in America without extra charge  The fire escape system is excellent. The rooms are airy and decorated with 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 with food that is tasty, digestible and satisfying to the inner economy of  man. The Bar is replete with the most modern, as well as ancient brands of  nerve producers.  Goldbugs, Silver Democrats, Canadian Capitalists, Prospectors, Miners,  Tenderfeet, Ten Mile Millionaires and! Pilgrims of every shade in politics, religion or wealth are welcome at this house.  make for the Newmarket -when you reach the Slocan metropolis and do not forget the Landlord's name;- it is  ; : ���-: /     Henry Stege*  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKERS.  /JSTA number of well located mineral claims for sale  :^@@^��#^@��@@��� i  We are " still on the old stand " selling  Prospectors' & Miners' Supplies  Groceries, Hardware,  Boots & Shoes, r  Cafe and Elevator service all night..  SPOKANE, ��� - ���   ���        -."������,   WASH.  New Denver, BC  Subscribers  to   this   paper can  obtain    THOMLINSON'S    eel  'ebrated map of the Slocan Lake  district for  Address all orders to  R. T.Lowe ry.  New Denver, B.C.  Foi meiiy of Winnipeg.  Furni  JIOMllllgv  ���: in the :���  ��; Latest  ���: of the : ���  Stylo  Tailors fl.Pt  ^iiLTMEEE F01KS & SAM  *3  *'��� ,  ^  Mrwatimi T^fl^l^^^^i^^^^l������n5Tr������^!^^^^������^ i  C. S. RASHDALL.  Notary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  u  **t  NES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DEWER, B.C.  >U     ��!������.���  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD  and BONDED.       CORRESPONDENCE   INVITED   Complete list- of claims for sale.    Abstracts of claims, conveyancing. Fourth  Year.  THE   LEDGE.  THE SOLID SIOCAN  Many Facts About the Great White  Metal Camp  IT   IS   A   WORLD    BEATER  The mining'division in West Kootenay, known as the Slocan has proved  itself to be one" of the most important  silver-lead camps in. the world. Since  the discovery of the Payne in September, 1891, there has been "great activity, and every prospect properly  developed has turred into a paying  ��� mine. ���.-.-..-.   ���  With the   silver   market   in   an  unsettled   and  depressed  condition,  and silver mining looked upon as-  kans   by   investors,   the   owners; of  properties in the Slocan have been  left  to  their  own   resources.    The  assistance of outside money, which is  generally anxious to operate in any  mining camp of promise, was lacking  in this district as it has been in every  other district and   industry   in the  west since the finnncial panic of 1892.  With little more than the greatest  faith   and  patience,   and unceasing  toil, these miners have driven tunnels  and   sunk  shafts   while the bottom  almost dropped out of the silver market.    But they knew these veins contained high-grade argentiferous deposits that would pay at a price lower  than the market was ever likely to  go* and the surface showings and the  continuity of the veins guaranteed  that their efiorts would be handsomely  rewarded as soon as the preliminary  work could be accomplished.    The  more fortunate���not a few of them���  were able to make these, properties  pay from commencement   of  work,  and there are bier shipping mines in  the Slocan to-day that haye paid the  cost pf hundreds and hundreds of feet  of tunneling and shafting, surface improvements,   machinery,  erection of  mill and for construction of several  miles of graded roadway, and yet left  a big balance, in one case as high as  $250,000 for the pockets of the owners.  The important fact must not be forgotten that   it  is only recently that  this section  has enjoyed its  present  excelleut transportation facilities ; the  earlier shipments of ore previous to  the construction of the Nakusp & Slo  can and the Kaslo & Slocan  railways  were profitably made at an expense  which in  itself was equal  to   more  than the entire profits most mines  in  other localities yield under the most  favorable circumstances.  These men have indeed been re"  warded for their courage and presis*  tence. They have remained to see  their expectations realized, in the  development undertaken, to a point  almost beyond their expectations.  The silver market is again steady  and has an upward tendency. The  cost of mining and handling ore is  now one half what it was formerly.  Capitalists from every where are flock  ing in to bond and buy property.  And all the while there is an increas  ing output of ore. The value of the  annual product of Kootenay's silver  mines from this on must be reckoned  only in millions.  At present in the Slocan and immediately adjoining it fifty mines  aud prospects are working, and paying out ovsr $3,000 a day for the  labor of 9,000 men.  The number of claims recorded at  New Denver since the discovery of  the Slocan amount to 3,143, the different years as follows;���  1891 119  1892 . 633  1893 393  18M                                       270  1895 628  1896 ��      1,085  In 1896 the following business was  done at the record office in New Denver :���  -.-.     ���...-���      *     '>������'.  * *  No. of certificates ot assessment  No. of certificates of improve-  No. of bill of sale....... .. .���'. ..'.'...- 1170  No. of of bonds. ....:. ...... . ;".'���; 106  No. of cash payments made inb; '-  lieu of work.... ...... ....     12  No. of abandonments of claims..     25  For every document recorded relat  ing to mining, a fee of $2.50 is paid  and an extra charge of thirty cents a  folio is made for all instruments containing more than 300 words. It is  estimated that at least 2,500 miner's  licenses were issued from the New  Denver office during the year. The  provincial government, upon the  basis of these figures, received in one  year something like $20*000 from the  New Denver office alone, This does  not include the poll tax receipts which  is; $3.00 annually from every man  resident in the district, and the assessment on ore shipments; which is,  consequently, a very considerable  sum/ ���������'������' '';'��������  ; So far as can be ascertained, the  government has returned none of this  money to the district in the way of  public improvements, except a few  hundred dollars in a short -trait up  Springer creek and in repair of the  wagoa road between Sandon and  Cody. By private subscription and  at the cost of $1,100 the people of Sandon have been compelled, to build  their own school house. 1 he larger  mines have built wagon roads at  their own expense.; one of these roads,  up Ten Mile creek on Slocan lake is  eight miles long. The people of Sandon have supplied themselves with a  hose reel without assistance from the  province. Sandon has also to pay by  private subscription two thirds of the  salary of the constable stationed there.  The people of the Slocan are dis  heartened and disgusted with the  indifference of the Gold Commissioner  arid the ftuthoritie at Victoria. Their  petitions tor adequate police protection and accomodation, for trails,  roadways and better facilities in  making records have been entirely  ignored. It is hard to say if this  state of things is born of wilful neglect  or whether the phenominal growth of  the district and its consequent needs  is beyond the comprehension of an  incompetent and stupid government.  TRAIL   MINING   NOTHiS,  The Cliff is now shipping ore from  surface showings at the west end of  the claim.  The main tunnel of the Center Star  is now close to the Le Roi line, being  in 1,400 feet.  The Lily May shaft is down 47 feet  with good'ore in the bottom. Seven  men are working.  The drift on the Jumbo's big ore  body is in 30 feet, is 9 feet wide, and  is in ore all the way.  The plant for the Silver Bell hoist,  pumps and drills will be installed  before the end of this week.  The Sultana, on Lookuut mountain,  has been sold to a Manitoba syndicate  through the agency of General Warren.  The O. K.'s stamp mill is working  smoothly. The showing of free gold  in the lower tunnel is as large as  ever.  The Butte has now 3| feet of shipping ore at the 100-foot level. A drift  has been driven from the bottom of  the shaft.  The ore recently found in the Snow-  shoe is becoming more solid, and the  appearance of the drift has greatly  improved.  Monte Cristo pre has improved  wonderfully during the last week or  so, and this mine has now a first-class  showing.  Moynahan & Campbel 1 have bonded  the Copper Chief and Copper Wonder  for $23,000. These claims are on  Sophie mountain.  Work on the Cariboo claim, adjoining the Jumbo, will be resumed on  Feb. 1st. It is controlled by the  Monarch Mining Company.  The Cracker Jack shaft is now  down 25 feet, and the showing is so  satisfactory that the owners have let  a contraet for an additional 50 feet of  work/- ,    .  , y. ".' -  Brokers who  sold   Colonna  stock  during the rush causeoV by the recent,  strike were in some cases unable to  deliver it, and will lose money oh the  transaction.  An important strike was made last  week in the Colonna, and the breaat  of the main! tunnel is in 40 inches of  clean ore showing a large proportion  of copper, an assay giving %. per  cent., with $24 in gold.  On the Zilor there is now a splendid  showing. The drift which is being  run from the bottom of the working  shaft is now in about four feet, all in  very nice-looking ore, and the rest of  the six-foot vein is in mixed ore..  The Red Eagle shaft is down 30  ieet. The vein is widening, with  ten inches of solid ore on the foot  wall and eight inches on the hanging  wall. The cross-cut tunnel, which is  how in 40 feet, will tap the ledge in  another ten feet.  The Big Three Company's properties are coming to the front, and,  unless the signs fail, will soon be pro  ducers. The ore body encountered  in the Southern Belle tunnel recently  shows up remarbably we]l and has  been followed tor 28 feet along the  hanging wall, no foot wall being in  sight. The tunnel has a vertical  depth of about 125 feet. Assays of the  ore return good values in gold and  very high percentages in copper.  \l  FI  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  RAILWAYS  The only all rail route without change  of cars between Nelson and Rossland  and Spokane and Rossland.  Only Route to Trail Creek  and Mineral District of the  Colville Reservation, Nelson,  Kaslo,   Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Daily, Except Sunday.  TIME OARD No, 1.  JN EFFECT WEDJOV. 25, 1895  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time,  Leave ;8 00 A.M  ���" 8 36  '" 9 3(5  " 9 51  '���10 03  " 10 18  ���" 10 30  " 10 88  Arr. 10 50  l.M.  Kaslo'          Arrive, 3 50 P.M.  u*  South Fork       "      3 15   ���'.  it  Sproule's           "      2 15   "  Whitewater      "      2 00   ".  K  .(  Bear Lake         "      1 48   "  "  McGuigan         "      1 33"  (t  Bailey's            "      121   "  a  Junction     .      "      1 12   "  u  Sandon           Leave 1 00   "���.'*.  For rates and information apply at  Company's Offices.  ROBT. IRVING,        R. W. BRYaN,  1    Traffic AIngr. Supt. and Ass't Trras  Schedule No. 3, Jan; 4, '9T  yWESTBOUND.-^  Nol No. 2  ^-EASTBOUND.-s  ..    . No. 2 No. 4   '  Passenger.        Stations, Passenger.  Daily Tues.,     Daily  except Thurs.  except  Sunday. Lv. Ar.&Sat.,   Sunday.  8:30 am Trail 8:00 am   6:00 pm  8:40 am Smelter 7:47 am 5:47 pm  8:45 am MeLeod's 7:42 am 5:42 pm  9:00 am Warfield 7:31 am ,*. 5:31 pm  9:05 am Tiger Switch Bk 7:26 am 5:26 pm  9:10 am Crown Paint 7:21am 5:21pm  9:15 am Lake Mountain 7:16 am 5:16 pm  9:25 am Carpenter 7:10 am 5:10 pm  9:35 am Union Ave 7:03 am 5:03 pm  9:40 am Rossland 7:00 am 5:00 pm  9:50 ani Rossland Wye 6:40 am  4:40 pm  J. A. JORDAN. C. D. & T. M.  THE   STEAMER  Tues.,  Thurs.  & Sat.,  6:30 pm  6:40 pm  6:45 pm  7:00 pm  7:05 pm  7:10 pm  7:l5pm  7:25 pm  7:35 pm  7:40 pm  8:00 pm  LEAVES NEW DENVER  every morning at 8 o'clock  (Sundays excepted}  FOR SILVERTON,  SLOCAN CITY and ALL  INTERMEDIATE POINTS.  Returning. will,l if possible, make connections  with the west-bound train on the N. & S. Ry.  Powder earned only on Fridays.  Time Table subject to change without notice.  G. L. ESTABRO0K, Master.  The Quickest  and  Cheapest Route  or  West.  Steamer leaves Nakusp every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday  morning, making close connection  at Revelstoke with trains for  all points East or West.  Leave.  9:00 a.m.  10:30 "���  7:00 a.m.  NELSON  ROSSLAND  SPOKANE  Arrive.  5:20 p.m.  3:25   "  7:00p.m.  Close connection with Steamers for Kaslo and  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle  River and Boundary  Crook connect at Marcus with stage dailv.  Before you travel get information from  C.P.R. Agents as to time and  rates. It will save you money  Apply to nearest Railway Agent  or to  GEO. McL. BROWN,  District Passenger Agent,  Vaneouvei Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE,  PROVINCE    OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA  Minister of Miues, Hon. Col. James Baker  Provincial Mineralogist, W. A. Carlyle  Public Assayer, H. Carmichael.  PROVINCIAL, GOAKRNMENT AGENCIES.  Alberni; Thos. Fletcher, Alberni  Cariboo; J Bowron, Barkerville  Cassiar; James Porter, P.O. Laketon  Cowichan; H. O. Wellburn, Duncan  Comox; W. B. Andei'son, Comox  Fort Simpson ; J Flewin  Kamloops; G. C. Tunstall, Ktjmloops  Kootenay East; J. F, Armstrong, Donald  Kootenay West, Northern portion;  J. D.  ham, Revelstoke      ,  Kootenav  West, Southern portion;..N.  stubbs, Nelson  Liliooet; F. Soues,Clinton.  Nanaimo; M. Bray, Nanaimo.  New Westminster: D. Robson, New Westminster ������''������  Nicola; John Glapperton, Nicola Lake  Okanagan; L. Norris, Vci-non  Quesnelle i_Wm. Stephenson, Quesnelle Forks  Yale; W. Dodd, Yale.  Mining recorders.  office  ..........Nanaimo  New Westminster.  . Donald  Gra-  Fitz-  Lake, Beaver Lake, Mountain Tip,  Slide, Capitol, El Capitan, Junction,  Beaver Dam, and Lava Point claims,  in Quesnelle Mining Division.  Novelty Gold Mining Co., Spokane;  capital $1,000,000 in 1,000,000 shares)  of |l each.   To carry on the business  of miners.  STOCK QUOTATIONS OF THE KOOTJB  NAY   MINES.  Companies.  DISTRICT.,  Nanaimo, M. Bray.   New Westminster, D. Robson.  East Kootenay, J Stirret   F. C. Lang.���........  G.Goldie..   C.M.Edwards...���*.'.  M.Phillips...  ;.  West Kootenay, J. D. Graham  Corry Minhennick..;..,  A. Sproat ..............  John Keen.............  J.H.Rashdall..........  J. Kirkup....���  J. C. R>kert.....  W. H. Vickers..  R.J.Scott.......  F.G.Fauquier...  Cariboo, W Stephenson..  J. Bowron..   Yale, W. Dodd..........  L. Norris.....   C. A. R. Lambly.  W. McMynn .  H, Hunter....���  G.C. Tunstall....  Liliooet, C. A. Phair. .-..*,  ;    . F. Soues.....���  Cassiar, Ezra Evans.....  Jas. Porter.......  Alberni, Thos. Fletcher..  Victoria, W. S. Gore.  .........Golden  ...Windermere  .....Fort Steele  Tobacco Plains  .... .Revelstoke  ........Lardeau  .. .New Denver  ................... Kaslo  ..................Nelson   ......Rossland  .... ......... Rykert's  ......... Trout Lake  ..... .*....... Illecillewaet  ................. Nakusp  ......... .Quesnelle Forks  ............. Barkerville  .........;....,.;... Yale   .Vernon  .................Osoyoos   .........Midwa.  .......'...Granite Cree.    Kamioops  .............:...Liliooet   .......Clinton  Manson Creek Omineca  ................Laketon  .........;...... ..Alberni  .:*....*.......'..,..: Victoria  GOLD   COMMISSIONERS.  For the Province ;W. S. Goi'C, Victoria  Alberni; Thos. Fletcher, Alberni  Cariboo: John Bow.xcn, Richfield  Cassiar Dislrict; James Porter, Laketon, Cassiar  Liliooet District; Frederick Soues, Clinton  Nanaimo; M. Bray, Nanaimo .  WestKootenay District; J, F. AiTnstrdng,Donald  West Kootenay District; N. Fitzstubbs, Nelson  East Kootenay District;  J. D. Graham, Revel-  Yale District; Chas. Lambly, Osoyoos  Yale District; G. C. Tunstall, Kamloops  Pioneer Development and Exploration Co., London, England; capital,  ��150,000, in 150,000 shares of ��1 each.  To carry on commercial/agricultural  and mining businesses.  Phillips Arm Gold Mines,: Van  couver; capital, |500,000 in 1,000,000  shares of 50 cents each. Trustees,  Charles F Law, James G Syme, and  H Rhodes. To acquire the Duchess,  Duke, Highland Laddie, Alexandra,  Jubilee, Emperor and Waterloo  claims at Phillips Arm.  Salmon River Valley Mining Co.,  ROssland; capital,. $1,000,000,. in  1,000,000 shares of $1 each; trustees,  JB Stover, Lucius Miley, A Madigh,  and Fred Kaiser. To purchase the  Guttenberg claim, Nelson Mining  Division.  Sarah Lee Gold Mining Co., Rossland; capital, $1,000,000 in 1,000,000  shares of $1 eaeh; trustees, Thomas  Anderson, Thomas Corson" and C J  Campbell. To purchase the Sarah  Lee claim, in Trail Creek mining  division; ^  Sadie Gold Mining Co., district of  West Kootenay ; capital, f 1,000,000  in 1,000,000* shares of $1 ���, each ; trus  tees, J N Lee, Gordon Hunter and  James T McKenzie, M D. To purchase the Sadie claim.  Terminal City Mining' and Development Co., Vancouver; capital,  1800,000 in 800,000 shares of $1 each ;  trustees, Jos Coupland, Wm Bailey,  and A J Bailey, To carry on the \  business of miners. V  NEW COMPANIES.  Gold at Hawk Lake.  At Hawk Lake, six miles south of  Cross Lake station on tho C. P. R.and  some 33 miles west of Rat Portage, a  discovery of gold   has   lately  been  A J Weaver Bridgman, John Taylor | made that may cause an inter-provinc  and A Stewart,   To purchase cemiD ��  leases of mining properties on Ger-  mansen creek, Omnecia district, and  Caledonia General Mining Association, Victoria; capital, $1,500,000 in  S, 500,000 shares of U each; trustees,  M.  McGregor,  R Erskin,  S Schoen,  carry on the business of miners.  Empire Mining and Milling Co.,  Rossland; capital $1,000,000, in 1,000,-  000 shares of $1 each : trustees, Thos.  Anderson,, Thomas P Long, and C J  Campbell. To purchase the Empire  claim near Grand Forks,  Gresliam Gold Exploring^ ndicate  Vancouver; capital ��50,000 in 50, -  000 shares of ��1 each: trustees,  Arthur G Thynne, Osmand P Skrine,  and Alfred II Chaldecott. To acquire  t,he business ot the Canada Copper  Syndicate and carry on the. business  of miners  Lillaoet Gold Reefs, Mining and  Milling Co.,Vancouver; capital $200,-  000 in   800,000  shares  ial dispute.   The find was made by a  prospector named Dauphin. The vein  is a good one and can be traced some  one hundred and fifty feet over the  top of a bare mound before   it disappears under the snow.    Mr. Dauphin is enthusiastic over his find and  says that a large number of claims  will be taken up in that immediate  vicinity within a very few days.   He  made his application for his claim to  the Dominion lands office at Winnipeg.    One   difficulty that arises in  connection with the claim is that it is  just on the boundary line between  Manitoba and Ontario,   and  as  the  boundary line has   never been fixed,  the authorities hardly know whether  it comes into the jurisdiction of Manitoba or Ontaria.     Some years  ago  of"25 ^cents [the matter of fixing the boundry line  SLOCAN.  Alamo......,....!..-  Cumberland:.......  Dardanelles.........  Grey Eagle.........  Idler   Kootenay-Columbia,  Minnesota ..........  Noble Five Con   Rambler Con. .  Reco................  Slocan Star.........  Sunshine............  Rossland Star   Washington........  Wonderful...   AINSWORTH.  Dellie   BOUNDARY.  Old Ironsides.......  CAMP M'KINNEiT.  Cariboo...;........;.  NELSON.  Exchequer ..........  Hall Mines..........  REVELSTOKE.  Orphan Boy...   TRAIL, CREEK.  Alberta..............  Beaver .......;......  Big Chief............  Big Three. ......  Butte.... ............  Brit. Can. Goldfields.  B. C. Gold King.....  Bluebird.. .......  Caledonia Con.......  California ...........  C..-& c...............  Celtic Queen.........  Centre Star..........  Colonna ;...:........  Commander ...; ....  Crown Point........  Deer Park...........  Delacola.............  Eastern Star ........  Enterprise .... .;....  Erie ;....   Evening Star........  Georgia........ ......  Gertrude   Golden Drip ..........  Golden Queen ........  Great Western. ;>. .'.*.  Hattie Brown..,'..;...  Helen;......... ���...  High Ore....... .....  Homestake .;.....  Idaho.................  .Imperial��� ..........  Iron Horse ...........  Iron Mask............  I XL.........;....:,.  Josie���..............  Jumbo....!.:...;....  Knight Templar......  Kootenay Loudon....  LeRoi..........!.....  Lily May.............  Mayflower ....;.:.......  Monarch.... .'..*..:.'...  Monita ..... ....>.....  Monte Cristo.   Morning Star...   Nest Egg.......   Northern Belle........  Novelty... .-.'.��� ..  O.K   Palo Alto............'.  Phcenix   Poorman,.   Red Mountain View..  R. E. Lee.............  Rochester. ..;   Rossland, Red Mi.....  St. Elmo.......   St. Paul   Silverine ;...'������.  Sou'n Cross & W. Con.  Trail Mining Co.......  Union'..   Virginia ....   War Eagle... .*.'..  West LeRoi...........  White Bear    Young Brit. Amr.....  No. of  Shares.  500,000  1,000,...  750,...  1,000,...  , 400  1,000,...  1,200,...  1,000,..,  1,000,...  1.000,...  5b,...  i,ooo,;.  1,000,...  1,000,..  750,,.  1,000,..  800,..  1,000,...  300,..  700,:.  1,000,..  750,..  i;ooo..;  3,500,..  ,1,000,..,  2,500,...  1,000,.:;  600,...  ; 500,...  2,500,...  500,...  :700,...  500,;..  l.OOO,...  500,...  1,000,...  1,000,..'.  1,000,...  500,...  1,000,...  1,000,...  1,000,...  1,000,...  500,...  500... ���  1,000,...  1,000,...  1,000,...  600,...  .'5oov.:..  1,000,...  500,...  i,ooo,..-  1,000,...  500,;..  1,000,'...  700,...  : 500,.;.  .500,.,;  1,030,..;  500,...  500,..;  1,000,...  700,...  750,:..  1,000,...  1,000,.,.  500,...  1,000,...  1,00:1,..,  1,000,...  1,003....  . .5)0,...  500,...  1,000,...  2,000,...  . 5,,;..  1,000,...  1.000,...  1,000,...  5')0,...  500,...  2,500  600,...  500,... |  5)0,..  500,..  2,000,..  1,000,  Par  Value  ��  1  10  1  1  1  100  1  1  1  1  I  Pri'  ce  50  10  M:'  1  1  1  ��1  1  1  1  1  1  I  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  v,l .  1 .  1 ���-.  I.  1  1 ���-.  1 .  1 .  1 .  1 -..  1 .  1 .  1 ������-.  1 .  1 .  1 .  1 .  1 .  1 .  1 ������':  -1 ���  1 .  1 .  5 .  1 .  1 .  1 .  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  loo  1  1  1  1 .  1 .  1  :$,,..71  .62  2 35  ..15  .15  ���*.'**}'  '-. 15'.-  ��� 5i  ��� io  .15:  '".; io  . 12��  .05  .40  .10  .10  ��� 10   t  .045  . 22J  .-20  ..'38  . 24 '  yv^4h  . 20  . 20-,:.  . 08 J  .14  . 18  .15  .15  . 16  . 0U  . 07"  . m  . 17*  . 05J  ,20  ��� My  ,** 57   ���  57  04  10  '50  20 ���  14*  18  16  09 J-  10"  15  10  31  8  13  09  12  15  25  12  m  n"  20  BANK OF  BRITISH NORTH AMBMGA  Established in 1836.  Incorporated by Royal. Charter in 1840.  Paid-up Capital.  Reserve Fund....  .��1,000.000 Sterling:  -."*.     275,000      **  LONDON kOFFICE-  -3 Clements  St., E.O.  Lane, Lombard  OF  COURT  J. H. Brodie  John James Go,ter  Gaspard Farrer  Henry R. Farrer  Richard H. Glyn  Secretary  DIRECTORS.'  E. A. Hoare  H. J. B, Kendalll  J. J. Kingsford  Frederic Lubbock  Geo. D.Whatman  A. G. Wallis.  H.  Head Office in Canada���St. James St.,  'Montreal;*  Stikeman,       "-'.       -        General Manager  |E. Stanger,   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. Winnipeg,Man. Brandon, Man.  AGENTS TN THE UNITED STATES, ETC.  New York��� 52 Wall Street^-W. Lawson & J.-'C.  Welsh.**;;     ;,;-/.:���:*'.,":: '.;��� v .***,::AAAyA- ������������' y.:.:-A  Sau Francisco���124 Sansom St.���H. M. I. Mc-  Michael and J. R. Ambrose.  London Bankers���The Bank of Englahd.Messrs  Glyn&'Co.;./-';v,*'.v'";v ;**'.';'..;���  Foreign Agents���Liverpool���Bank of Liver  pool. Scotland���National Bank of Scotland  Limited, and branches. Ireland���Provincial  Bank of Ireland, Ltd., and bi'ariches, National  Bank, Ltd., arid branches. Australia���Union  Bank of Australia, Ltd. New Zealand���Union  B ink of Australia, Ltd. India, China and Japan  ���Mercantile Bank of India, Ltd. Agra Bank,  Ltd. West Indies���Colonial Bank. Paris-  Messrs. Marcuard, Krauss et-.Oie. Lyons���Credit  Lyonnais. Sandon Branch���H. G. Marquis,Acting Manager ; *.:.,  First Bank Established in the Slocan  fliyoiioi  incorporated by Royal .Gh'arter 18G2.  Capital (with power to increase);,  Reserve. ���;;.;*. ....:...... :;...v,;,  .12,920,000,  ;--���'������;';; 486,60(>  Head Office: 60 Lombard Street, London, Eng.  BRANCHES I    ,*  In British Columbia:���Victoria, Vancouver;New  -  Westmin ister .Nanaimo .Kamlodps,NELSON.  a KASLO and SANDpN,(Slocan District). ;  In the United States.:���San Francisco and Portland. ' ���"..-.  19  55  14  06  Slocan  Dividends paid to date are as follows. _.^~..  Star, ��3oo,ooo; Le Roi���!t275 ooo; War Eagle, S187,-  ooo; Cariboo, s?112,ooo; Alamo, Idaho, Cumberland, Reco and Noble Five have also paid dividends.  ORE   SHIPMENTS.  each: trustees, Charles Nelson, HB  Gilmour, A A Boak, P R Ritchie, and  Charles Coulson, To carry on the  business of miners.  MurDhv Creek Gold Mining Co., Rossland: capital, $1,000,000 in 1,000,-  OOOshares of $1 each; N-B Bergssorm,  A M Nelson, E J McCune, and A.E  Lviord. To acquire the Rocky Point,  Rocky Mountain, Negaunee, and  Lucky Seven claims, on Murphy  creek, in Trail creek minine: division.  Miocene Gravel Mining Co., of Cariboo New Westminster ; capital 300,-  000 in 30,000 shares of $10 each;  trustees, R H Campbell F J Coult-  hard and Gordon Drysdale. To acquire' tlie Diamond,   Cyclone, Harper  between the two provinces came up  in both Provincial and Dominion  Houses, but owing to the expenses  involved was dropped. It is now ot  the most pressing necessitv that such  survey should be made, for, in case  of the country being largely taken up  in mining claims, conflicts wili surely  arise. The specimens iound by Mr.  Dauphin were rich enough to show  free gold. They are now being*  assayed by PrOrl Kendrick of St.  Johns. Hundreds of prospectors are  also working tne country on the east  side of Lake Winnipeg aleng the Bad  Throat Hole and Swan Neck rivers  with considerable success, and appli  Returns since last week.  via. -nakusp.  Slocan Star to Omaha,  Idaho to Everett,  Enterprise "  via. kapt.o.  Whitewater to Everett,  Ruth to Everett,  Surprise "  No. 1  Jackson to Pueblo, CjI.,  Northern Belle    "  Last Chance        "  Payne Mine,  Ruth to "  Slocan Boy      " '"  Ruby to Omaha  Reco to Denver, Col  Goodenough '.' '  Rambler to Tacoma  Agents and Correspondents:  CANADA :���Canadian Bank of Commerce/  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 Pugct  Sound National Bank. Seattle. The Exchange  National Bank, Spokane. AUSTRALIA AND  ���VEW ZEALAND :���Bank of Australasia.  HONOLULU :   Bishop & Co,  Local Manager.  Seuncioa^. Sar-anoli.  T. D. WOOPGOQK,  SLOCANClTy.  100  40  40*.  180.  6) .  31) '  21  18::  Vi  34  im  30  31  17i  16  475*  Dealer in-  Hard ware, Tinware,  Building Paper,  Stoves,   Dynamite,  Nails,   Glass,    Putty,    Wood   Fibre  Paiis and Tuba.  -:THE:-  The Germania, a Green mountain  claim, in which Robert Scott, of Ross-  j land, is largely interested,   is being  cations are being made for claims at j rapidly developed. The shaft is now  the land offices at Winnipeg almost j down 60 feet and the showing of ore is  every day, j most encouraging.  i  McGUIGAN, B.C.  Best house irftlie-City.  Good accomodation for the  oscillating public.  BONGARD .& PEICKART.  NOTICE  .VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 60  IV 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 land, situated on Lemon Creek, at or  near the point where it is joined by its second  North Fork, in the Slocan Mining Divison, in  the, e. uncy of Kootenay, and described as follows:���Commencing at a south-w��st corner post  No. 1, thence running north 5280 feet to post No.  2, thence, east 2340 feet "to post No. 3, thence south  5280 feet to post No. 4, thence west 2340 feci to  place of commencement.  Dated at New. Denver, B.C., Jan. nth, 1K:)7.  jnLM-m.-i-M    ��� W.  IT.   WALL.  ���i Fourth Year.  THE'. L-hiXiB.  ft ATI WAY     TO       YITI-TftN  sembles the   district of Cassiar, and  IVAlLr TT ill -.    It?        1 UilUil   although being farther north than the  ___ Stickeen it is open from ten to fifteen  ENGLISH CAPITALIST   PROPOSES t^t^A Jhf , *?? T^- h?m(  the latter part or, April  to the first ot  TO BUILD FROM THE COAST    J May and miners have worked their  TO HEAD  WATERS rockers from April 20th to November  ' ' 15th.' '���'-���������-  Notice is given in the Canada Gazette that a railway charter well be  applied for at the coming session of  parliament .to construct a railway  from the Skagway river, in Lynn  Canal to Fort Selkirk. The road is  intended to run  through  the White  NINE   FAKES   TO   ONE MINE.  The  Average  in  Colorado.  Pass.   English capitalists  back of the project,  understood        that  prepared  to   proceed  are at the  and      it     is  ihey       are  with the con-  stuctioh of the road at once, and only  ;' wait the completion  of details with  the government. There are at present  three or lour ways of getting to Forty  Mile creek, but the great difficulties  dangers and tremerdous expenses o>  transporting supplies deter thousands  of prospectors from   attempting the  '..journey.;*/..  Take the Saint Michael's route. By  ., sea St. Michael's is 2,500 miles from  ''. Juneau,", which is on 1 y 100 miles from  the Lynn Canal.    The river stermers  meet the ocean steamers at St. Mich  ael's, at which point /they   wait; for  weather'to run  down the coast 100  miles to   the   mouth   of  the Yukon.  , N orton Sou nd is full of i ce  pack t he  greater part of  the  year,  and'  the  mouth ot the Yukon is only available  for navigation , for two months and a  hair in the  year,  and even during  this brief period, the river steamers  have to con tend with shallow water,  the  summer   freshets   being   over,  ���rendering the   transportation of sup  plies very hazardous and unreliable.  The distance up tho river to Circle  pity isjijbout 1,500 miles; and it is at  -'Circle City and higher up the river  where the principal part of the mining is  done.    From   Circle   City  to  British   Columbia is 800 miles,, the  whole of which is gold-bearing,   and  it is the district at the  present time  which is being developed by miners.  It will therefore   be   seen I hat the  construction   of  a   railway from the  Skagaway river, on the Lynn Canal  (where the   largest   ocean   steamers  can haul alongside the wharf) to Fort  Selkirk, will save about 3,200 miles���  the   actual   saving   being   as 4,000  miles to 800���and at."once does away  with   the   . present    difficulties   ex  perienced by pruspeciors in reaching  the gold fields.  Skawaga Harbor, five miles from  the head of the Lynn Canal on the  east side, which is a safe anchorage  where an ocean steamer can freight  alongside the wharf, is the starting  point of the White Pass, Uoute.  Eighteen, miles from Skagaway is  the summit of the White Pass, an  elevation of about 2,600 feet, where  ae easy grade can be obtained, and  tlie head waters of the Yukon in  British Columbia, Immediately on  crossing the summit a change of  cliin. t.' is pereeptiable, there being  scarcely any rain and very little snow  ���averaging only two and a-half feet.  The   estimated " distance   from   the  summit to the navigable waters c.f  Takou Lake is only 32 miles. This  lake once entered there is no  further obstruction for a river  steamer, excepting the 'White Rors��j  rapid and Miles canon -(around'which  it is now proposed to build a. railway)  right on to the Bearing- sea. The  country is low and rolling within the  vailey* which is four to ten miles  wide, comparatively open, although  along the lakes and streams thickly  wooded. Mountain sheep and caribou  aie   abundant   and   the   climni.e re-  Fake mining is a feature,   and a  very   objectionable   feature,   of the  opening of every new mining camp.  Not only is it a snare to the public,  but it is regarded by mining men as  the ;greatesf obstacle^,they have to  overcome.     Colorado   has    had   its  troubles just as Rossland is having  her's now     A summing up of the  year's business at Cripple Creek in  the   Mining   Industry   and   Review  published, at Denver,  begins as foi.  lows:��� The   beginning of the year  opened in the midst of the Unhealthy  features of the Second Cripple Creek  .mining boom.   Many companies had  just been organized, and manv were  in process of organization, based upon  worthless territory, and the greedy  wild-cat    promoters   and   curbstone  brokers were sending out men in all  directions around the district to locate  properties ��� utterly irrespective of any  possible actual or prospective va 1 ue  simply territory   riec essary   to  look  well-'on; paper and induce a deposit  in the  treasury of the  hard-earned  dollars of the laboring classes in the  east.    This Was a  repetition   of the  first   boom .of  1892 and 1893, which  brought the  name of Cripple Creek  into  such  disrepute   throughout the  east, and we  have naturally suffered  the reaction following this illegitimate,  boom in wildcats.       V  In its market letter the same journal again refers to the fakes :  A careful summing up oi the min  ing business for the past year develops the fact that the strong fight  which has been made on fake companies by the people actually;engaged  in developing mining properties has  brought good results. A year ago  nine tenths of the companies promoted  were pure fakes ; the bulk, of these  were handled by people outside of  the state, v and they" succeeded in  securing a large amount of money in  exchange for stock perfectly Valueless. To-day there are very few  such companies floated, and we believe the investing public have been  educated in a manner that will pre^  vent them doing much more business.  May never he a second Butte, hut it will be  and is now  Its location in the centre of what is admitted to be the  richest silver district on earth cannot help, with the unsurpassed scenery that surrounds it upon every side, but make  one of the most famous towns of modern times. If vou  -desire a home in this beautiful spot buy a lot from  : ���'-;    ANGUS M'QILLVRAY  2SrEJ"W  s. o.  DEIlSrVEIiR,,  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 tbe district.  Annual tickets entitling the holder in case of sickness or accident to  all the privileges of the Hospital, including free Medical and Surgical  attendance, nursing and board; may be secured at TWELVE DOLLARS  each/ Miners in .regular: employ, subscribing through their pay roll at the  rate of ONE DOLLAR, per month, can secure the privileges above mentioned.  Rates for nOn-subscrihers may also be obtained on application to  i A.   E.   FAUQUIER,   Secretary  D. G. Jiisllli Go,  *   Dealers in ��� ������ .. '��� '���'.  Pianos,  Organs,  Musicians'   Sup  lilies, Sewing Machines, and  Supplies.  SPOKANE, - - WASH  Nelson, B. C.  We le id in First-Class workT  3 fine Bath Rooms in connection.  Sea Salt Baths without extra charge.  J. S, REEDER, Prop.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings alwa\7s on hand.  The new addition to the-   LELAND  HOUSE  Makes it one of the Largest and most  Comfortable Hotels in Kootenay.  MRS. D. A. McDougald.  jsr^;re:Tj-s:Fy      -      -        b. o.  Don't overlook Wilson's Hotel when  you are in Slocan City. f  Jeweler  KASLO CITY.  B.C  The only Practical Watchmaker in tlie Koote-  ���lay District. Orders by mail "eceive prompt  attention.  all work Guaranteed  Having placed some new machinery  in our Mill, we are prepared to furnish all kinds of rough and dressed  gies  t Eedueed Prices  F.  Also dealer in Imported and Domestic  . 'igars, Tobaceocs, Cigarettes. Confec  tionery, etc.  Newmarket Bl'v-k, New Denver  PRICE LIST:  Rough Lumber, narrow,  " wide,  ���Joist a nd Scan tii n j,, sized up to  18 feet long*,  S ' to 24 '  21 'to 30 '  Flooring, T & G, G "  ��t      -        .<     4 >��  V joint Ceiling, 4 '  " Ilustic,'  Shiplap,  Surfaced Dressed,  .$10 oo  $11 00 to   12 ..  11 ..  12..  13 ..  20 ..  22 ..  22 ..  19...  11 ..  13 ..  A liberal discount on large orders for Cash,  PETER GENELLE & Co  We arc showing  ,. the finest line of samples yet offered for the trade in Tweeds,  Twills, Venetians, Cheviots, Serges, etc  1 he Tlost  Elegant Patterns  In Trouserings yet exhibited in the  country. Overcoatings, correct styles,  lit and finish.  Prices  R, S. WILSON,  Merchant Tailor  Revelstoke, New Denver and Brandon. R.  Fourth Year.  Published every Thursday.  3LOWERY,    EDITOR    AND  FINANCIER.  THE   LEDGE.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  ONE YEAR  .$2.00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  scrtion, 10 cents per'line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.5  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.  TEURSDAY,   JANUARY 28, 1897.  A man in Nelson refused, during  the rise in Hall Mines stock, $23,000  for 1,000 shares. He would not get  $10, OCX) now, whicli is an evidence of  how prices fluctuate when manipulated by experts.    . A  The world owes us about half a  million plunks and we desire to have  at least half of it paid in this week*  We are going to Rossland in a few  days and we wish to have money  enough to pay for a bed. 0  better than Chinamen. People from  the United States are taking millions  out of Kootenay every year and we  treat them white. It is not reasonable  to suppose that we can continue to do  so when their pin-hearted legislators  cinch our people in every imaginable  way.   Eleven months ago the steamer  W. Hunter commenced carrying  mails between New Denver and Slocan City without a contract, although  Fletcher the inspector said it would  be allright. The owners of the Hunter, having grown tired waiting for  their pay, intend to throw up the job  at once which will cause great inconvenience to many Slocan people. No  pay has been received for carrying  the mails from the siding to the office  in town since last August, which is  another illustration of the swift manner in which the Government does  business in the Slocan.  NOTICE,  "VTOTICE.���THE    COLUMBIA    AND   KuO  -*:'   enay Railway and Navigation Company will  apply to the Parliament of Canada at its next  Railway  the Act 56 Victoria, Chapter 45, namely a railway  between some point on its present line between  Nelson an d Robson on the South and Revelstoke  on the North, together with such branch or  branches of that railway or of its main line as may  from time to time be authorized by the Govern -  or-in-Council not exceeding in any one case the  length of thirty miles commencing the same on or  before the first of July, 1900, and completing it  within five years from that date.  J. D. TOWNLEY,  Secretary  Vancouver. B.C.,  24th November. 1890.  WINDSOR AND SILVER SMITH MINERAL,  ���",-���' .'-^ '      '���' -CLAIMS'"  Situated in the Sloean Mining Division of West  Kootenay, located adjoining Slocan Star.   ���  rpAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T. Twigg,agent  construct the Railway mentioned in Section-; a of | hereof,  to apply to the   Mining   Recorder for  certificates of improvements, for the purpose of <  obtaining a Crown grant of each of the above  claims.  And further take notice that action under Section  NOTICE.  37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificates of improvements,  Datad this 31 day of December, 1896. 12-81  HIGHLAND   MINERAL   CLAIM.  We receive many letters from many  places asking tor all kinds of free  information. Although our time is  rated at a dollar a minute we do not  object to answering letters containing  thenecessary reply postage. When  they do not we object.  At the New Denver record office  the other day a man with seven bills  of sale to record wanted a reduction  in the fee on such a wholesale order.  He could not get it and is probably  still looking for an office where bargains are to be had in that line of  business.  On the Morning Star, opposite Dayton creek the shaft is down 15 feet  and the tunnel in 40 feet. The lead  which is well in place was struck on  Tuesday. It is well defined and cuts  the granite almost at right angles.  There is no large body of ore in sight  but assays lich in gold have been obtained. Drifting on the lead willi  continue until spring.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that application will  1* will be made to the 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 tlie town of  Brandon aforesaid; and for all the other necessary rights, powers and privileges which are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the  above objects.  Dated at New Denver, B.C., this 12th day of  January, A. D. 1897. R. B. KERR,  jal4 Solicitor for the Applicants.  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Located on the, Galena  Farm, adjoining the Peerless (Revised) Mineral  Claim on the North-west.  TAKE NOTICE THAT I. FRANCIS J.  O'Reilly, as agent for John McClements No,  of Certificate 74459, Nellie Delaney No. of Certificate 74408, J. C. Bolander No. of Certificate 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 sec-.  tion 37, must be commenced before the issuance of'  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 19th day of December, 1893. 12-21  Last week, in a burst of generosity,  we sent this paper before. the footlights of the uniyerse dressed in  tinted and toned book paper. This  week it goes on its mission of usefulness adorned in the same old garb,  and will remain so until the boom  widens out and we have money to  hrowat everything that will make  this newspaper harmonise with the  wonderful scenery that taps the town,  site in which it is published.  John M. Burke is puffed up as a  great mining   man  by the Toronto  papers, which is pleasant reading to  those avIio knew him when he was  Kaslo's only banker.    It is four years  nearly since his bank went up the  flume and  the  depositors  are  still  waiting for some of the money they  left with John.    He is said to be a  square man willing to settle up some  day, and we think he will if he is  as clever as the eastern papers say he  is.  Corliss, of Detroit is trying to have  a bill passed at Washington to exclude  Canadians trom working in the  States. He says that they take fifteen  millions of dollars every year for  labor out of the United States, and  evidently  thinks   that   they   are no  ���iiDa-JWE*-iBinnrnrs .'cffiEnSca-i  L.S.] E. DEWDNE7, rv  Canada, Province of British Columbia:  Victoria, by the Grace of God, of the United  Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Queen.  Defender of the Faith, &c.,' &c, &c.  To Our faithful tne Members' elected to serve in  the Legislative Assembly of Our Province of  British Columbia at Our City of Victoria-  Greeting:  A PROCLAMATION.  D. M. Eberts, Attorney-General.  WHEREAS, We aredesirous and resolved, as  soon as may be, to meet Our people of Our Province of British Columbia, and to have their advice in Our Legislature:  Now know ye, that "for divers causes and considerations, and taking into consideration the ease  and convenience of Our loving subjects, We have  thought fit, by and with the advice of Our Executive Council of the Province of British Columbia, to hereby convoke, and by these presents enjoin you, and each of you, that on Monday, the  Eighth day of the month of February, one thousand eight hundred and ninety seven, you meet Us  n Our said Legislature or Parliament of Our said  Province, at Our City of Victoria, FOR THE  DISPATCH OF BUSINESS, to treat, do. act, and  conclude upon those things which in Our Legislature of the Province of British Columbia, by the  Common Council of Our said Province may, by  he favour of God, be ordained.  In Testimony Whereof, We. have caused these  Our Letters, to be made Patent, and the Great Seal  of the said Province to be hereunto affixed: Witness, the Honourable Edgar Dewdney, Lieutenant-Governor of our said Province of British  Columbia, in Our City of Victoria, in Our said  Province, this twenty-ninth day of December, in  the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred  and ninety-six, and in the sixtieth year of Our  Reign.  By Command. JAMES BAKER,  _^_  Provincial Secretary.  COLUMBIA" &   KOOTENAY |  EAILWAY AND NAVIGATION CO..  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  PURCELL   MINERAL   CLAIM.  FINELOGr 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.    c  Take notice that I, Alfred Driscoll, as agent  for 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 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 of January, 1897.  MINNEAPOLIS MINEBAL CLAIM.   ' '  Situate in therSlocan 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  agent for the "Purcell" Mining; Cornoration,  Limited,(Foreign),free miner's certificate No.88993,  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 J  such certificate of improvements,  Dated this 28th day of December, 1896.  12-28  VANCOUVER NO. 2 MINERAL CLAIM.  Slocan Mining Division of West Kootenay District.   Located 3> miles east of Silverton.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T. Twigg as  agent for Edward Mahon, free miner's  certificate No. 54931, and Kenry L. Mahon, free I  miners certificate No. 54310, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply, to the Mining Recorder for certificates of improvements., for the  purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the  above claims.  And further take notice that action, under Section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificates of improvements..  Dated this 21st day of January, 1897.     ja24-ma24  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of the  District of West Kootenay. Located on  Payne Mountain adjoining the R. E. Lee and  Wanacott.  TAKE NOTICE that I, John Carnc Blandy, of  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  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 14th dav of January, 1897.  JOHN CARNE BLANDY, Agent.  AVILLA MINERAL CLAIM.  THE MOCKING BIRD  MINERAL CLAIM.  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 60344; Mel. Mclver Campbell, irec  miner's certificate No 73704; James Gillhooley.  free miner's certilicate No 65858; A.J. Murphy,  free miner's certiiicate No 66035, and Albert  Behne, free miner's certificate No. 68012, 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 14th dav of January. 1897.  R. E. PALMER.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Located on Upper Eight  Mile creek and 2 miles east of Slocan Lake.  Take notice that I, Alfred Driscoll, asagent  for S. Estabrooks, free miner's certificate No.  65901, intend, 60 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  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 10th day of January, 1897. jal4  SLOCAN   QUEEN   AND    ENTERPRISE  MINERAL   CLAIMS.  NOTICE.  VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE  IN plan, profile and book of reference, of a branch  ine of the above railway from its junction near  the mouth Slocan river and extending to the south  end of Slocan lake, within the limits of "Slocan  City," are now on tile in the Land Registry Office  at Victoria.  J. D   TOWNLEY,  Secretary.  Vancouver. 1"5. C, Decombc-r 21th. 1��M.  the defender, comet and daybreak mineral  CLAIMS,  Slocan Mining Division of West Kootenay District. Located South of Ten Mile Creek, 7  miles from SlOcan Lake,  TAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T. Twigg as  JL agent for John A. Finch, free miners certificate No. 65040, intend sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recoi'der for  certificates of improvements, for the purpose Lof  obtaining a Crown grant of each of the above  claims.  And further take notice that action under section  37 must be commenced before the issuance of such  certificates of improvements.  Dated this 3rd day of December, 1896. 12-3  BONDHOLDER MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenav District. Located between Sunshine and Twin Lake Basins.  rrUKE notice that I, Robert E. Palmer, P.L.S.,  1* acting as agent for James Gillhooly, iree  miner's certificate No 65858; A. J. Murphy, iree  miner's certificate No 06035,-and Albert Behne,  free miner's certiiicate No.68012, intend to.apply,  slxtv davs from date, hereof, to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the  purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  C And further, take notice that action under sec-  Ition 37 must be commenced before' the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated rlu. UH! dav ^J^uary,^,^^^   |  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 notick that!, Alfred Driscoll. as agent  for 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 certilicate 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 of January, 1897.  RIENZI   MINERAL   CLAIM.  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Located in Reed and Tenderfoot Basin.  TAKE NOTICE that I.'C. W. Callahan, free  \ miner's certificate No. 05370. intend sixty davs'  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 is&uanee of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this -ilst day nf January, 18.17.       j;.i21-ina2l Fourth Year.  THE   LEDG E.  C ontradietion.  Of  Scotchman���What'll ye hae ?  Frenchman���I'll   dake   a   drop  contradiction, zur.  Scotchman���What's that.  Frenchman���.Veil, nou put in de  whiskey .to make it shtrong, de water  to make it weak, de lemon to make it  shour,ind de sugar to make it shweet.  Then you say, 'Here's to you,'ind  you dake it yourself  SPOKANE.  -Too Many  Properties.  'The great trouble with the pros"  pectors of this section is that they do  not know when they have enough of  a good thing. It is all well enough to  hold two or three, or even five good  properties; but when a, prospector  starts out and stakes but ten, twenty  ���and some even fifty or sixty-  claims in a season as some in this  section are doing, he not ouly does  himself no good but does the country  a serious injurv-"/- ; ���  This from the Grand Forks Miner is  good sense, and nobody knows it better  than the prospectors themselves;' But  ���prospecting/is much like other good  things, one seldom tires ot.it, and is  ever ready to continue at it and when  a good ledge is found the natural inclination is to stake it. The great  trouble is not so much that the prospector does not know when he^ has  haU enough, but he is satisfied/with  too.little. The country/ is so easily  accessible and croppings so numerous  that the great majority of them go no  further than the surface, and as a  consequence rind only the poorest;  their properties afford." The history-  of mining in this; section/proves that  tlie prospector who at once begins to  work a good claim is the one :that  wins. Better have: one property  thoroughly developed that ten wit Ir  good surface showings. . /       ;  During the past week Slocan stocks  came very prominently to the front.  In fact the importance of tlie Slocan  as a great mining camp, is beginning ' cent on the money.  Stocks selling at 50 cents and under  75, 1 cent per share.  Stocks   selling at   75   cents   and  under $1, \\cents per share.  Stocks selling at $1 and over, 2 per  r pupils' progress, aud invited all  sir parents to be present on Friday  An  Exercise in Proverbs.  A New England school ma'am obtained a situation ��� out in Arkansas,  and became so successful that she  determined to give an  exhibition of  her  their p  evening.   The entertainment moved  satisfactorily to all concerned.  "Now." said the teaehor.,..'toward:  the close,. "I want every boy to repeat  some proverb that he has heard. This  is entirely impromptu," the teacher  exj lained to the parents, "but I feel  sure that the boys will do themselves  credit, although they did not know in  adva nee that they - were to be called  upon. Now, Jonnie, can you give an  example of some old saying that you  have found helped you?"  "All is not gold that glitters,���'���'.  replied Jonnie.  "Very good, very good indeed."  "Be virtuous and you'll be happy,"  said Jimnrie.  ' 'T1 i a t's spl end id. W h y, you boys  remind me so much of a school I once  taught in Boston," responded the fair  teacher.  "The germ or ambition is the  chrysalis of wisdom," said Willie.  And so on down the class she went  until she got to Peck Smith. He was  not yery bright, and she intended to  skip hini, but he seemed anxious to  sav something, ar.d she asked him if  he knew any old proverb.    He did.  "A stump-tailed yaller dog is the  best for coons." announced Peck ; and  the joy of his' relatives reached such  a pitch thai; his father paid a year's  tuition in advance before he left the  school-house.  to be recognized in the city, and it  will not be long before it will be the  head of all camps.  A new organization that has recently come to the front is the Woman's  Northwest Mining Association, whose  head office is in this city. Your representative called on. Anna May  Keiser, the general manager, from  whom he obtained the following information. The, company is stocked  for 12,000,000, 500,000 shares are placed in the  treasury, and 500,000' are  issued   as   a purchasing fund to buy  properties   with.:.   The   Association,  through their experts, have obtained  a promising claim in the Boundary,  and also the"Anna May an  the Ainsworth camp    Negotiations are pending for a property in Trail Creek.;  In  reply fo a query as tp whether the"  company   would operate in  the Slocan, Mrs. Keiser said: "Most undoubtedly, we wilI obtain a property there.  In fact, it is   our   intention   to   have  someone in the   field  at   as early a  date as possible."   The general man  ager, before   going   to Toronto and  eastern points, expects  to personally  visit properties in the Slocan. / At the  head of the Association are t he following officers : Orrillia Bertrand, Pres.;  Mrs, A.   L.   Davis,   Vice President;  Florence,N. Kent,   Secy,   and Anna'  May Keiser,  General Manager and;  Treasurer. /So far the Association has  met with decided succes��,^  hot be a yery long time, under such  management, before :the Association  will be as well and favorably known  as other corperatiye mining companies. -". ... ;:y-.' ������:-;'".'���-.;.'.':: /:'- 7;.  The St. Kerverne/ on Payne Mountain, has all been paid for, and Sidney  Norman, the secretary of the company, has gone to Sandon to let the  contract for 200 feet of tunneling.  The Alberta a promising Trail  Creek property is running a 300-foot-  cross cut tunnel cutting two leads at a  depth of 150 feet with the aid of an  Inger&oll-Burley drill, making on an  average 10 feet per day. The esteem  in which this property is held is  noticable by the fact -that the employees are 'taking pay in stock at  market value.  The Spokaue Stock Exchange at  its formal public opening called the  following stocks: :  Trail Creek���Butte, Commander,  Crown Point, Deer Park, Evening  Star, Great Western, High Ore, Iron  Mask, Josie, Jumbo, Le. Rpi, Lily  May/Mayflower, Monita,'. Monte Cris  to. Novelty, O. K,, Phoenix, Poorman,  St. Elmo, Silverine, Virginia, War  Eagle, West Le Roi, Josie, White  Bear.  Slogan Ainsworth and Nelson���  Dellie, Hall Mines, Noble Five Con,,  Rambler-Cariboo Con., Reco. Slocan  Star, Wonderful.  Miscellaneous���Old       Ironsides,  Boundary creek ; Cariboo, Camp Mc-  Kinney ;    Reservation   Mining   and  Milling company, Col vill e reservation-  lvanhoe, Okanogan.  For the benefit of your readers I  take from the Exchange rules the  list of com missions which will be paid  to brokers by the person who buys or  sells stocks:  Stocks selling under 5 cents, �� cent  per share.  Stocks selling at 5 cents and under  25, I cent per share.  Stocks selling at 25 cents and  under 50, 4 cents per share.  No commission less than $2 on any  sale..-- ,,*.  Modestly as the Exchange was  opened it is safe to say it is here as a  permanent institution, and mining  companies who raised objections to it  will soon fall in line.  The Sweet Thing���What is all this  talk about our interference in Cuba ��  The Angel Child���It must mean sonie*  thing about an international football  game, I think, dear.  First Passenger���Oh, ye% I know  these Southern railroads very well.  I've been riding on this line all nry  life. Second Passenger���That so?  You must have got on a little sooner  than I did.   ,.,.;  He���I wonder what the meaning of  that picture is ? The youth and the  maiden are in a tender attitude.  She���Oh! don't you see? He has  just asked her to marry him und she  is accepting him. How sweet! What  does the artist call the picture ?  He (looking about)���Oh, I see. It's  written on a card at the bottom,  "Sold."  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large numher of people. The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided with everything^ in the market.  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers. ,  ^z^mmsm&smwffi^mgm&ss&m:  sor  estaurant  IN NEW DENVER,  Is one of the Best anQ Aged Cafes  in the  Silvery Sloean.  It was in operation when  Was turned against the country, and, now that the  gloom of the Argonaut days has disappeared, it looms  up.brighter than ever as  A place where any  appetite can be satiated.  COME EARLY AND AVOID THE RUSH.  @*  son  ��&$  In each of their establishments  The wind  never  san  Have stores at  and  Sandon  Silverton  Three Forks.  into the granulated saaeharine, nor do the flies .make  cemeterierf out of the butter-tubs. Everything, except  the prices ore high grade in thesc"stores and the public,  especially new pilgrims, should not overlook tin.*.  sterling fact.  Turner, Beeton <��c Co.  Wholesale Merchants,"Shippers and Importers.  VICTORIA,   B. 0.  LONDON,   ENG  Kootenay Branch���NELSON, B. C.  A laro-e stock of all sized bags always on hand in Nelson Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  MINING  RECORDS,  Recorded at  New  Denver,   the  Transfers and Locations :  Assessments  January 25:  Metropolitan-  LOCATIONS;  -Carpenter Creek; Neil Gething.  TRANSFERS.  January 19:  Wm K Leighton to A R Johnston���h Victoria  Dec 14, ��500  S S Cameron to John H Hauke-J Daisy; Jan 16  $���250  Frank Saxton and John Brinen to Frank Combs  ���Black Bess No 2; Jan 12  ���  James Lafferty to J A rMcDonald and^Edward  Cronyn���i Legal Tender, in trust; Jan 15, $1.  Geo SoRellc to Burt Person���1-20 V and M, Get  There Eli; Reno, Accidentally &FLC; Oct 20, $1.  Henry Shcran to Chas Hoffman����� Meteor and  Archil^^CWsholmtoEdwin Cummings-S R^ckT  IaA5De&f5ty to A B Dockstader-Maggie,  Nellie D, and �� Tiptop? Jan 15, ��5,(XX). <>  Same to Same-Coay Star; Jan 16^,000  Same toSame-* Tiptop; Jan16L *50a .  A B Dockstader to Biggerstaff Wilson-J lip-  top, the Cody Star, Maggie and Nellie D; Jan 16, $i  ' '"'        - C:1' "'        ., ' ���  JaFnm<S��o De Michoia to Charles Hoffman-^  VDDSSs<S to J WBlack-1-G White Swan  and Sunshine No 4; Jan 18,$?00^      , T  Alfred W Mccune, Scott McDonal and Wm L  ' HogetoJ M Dunn-Lady Jane and Derby; Sept  16John H Werely to D A VanDorn-J Clara Moor;  J Same to chas W Aylwin-J Clara Moor; Jan 20  DA McDonald to D A Van Dorn-J Caledonia;  JDan'MeLeod to D A Van Dorn and John Mc-  Clements���To each i Producer,Jl Vmntrn���  Frank Anderson to J J R^fc^7^^.  Treas, 16 Homestake No 4, \ Port Hill, 1-6 Silver  King, 1-6 Dolly Varden; Apr 25, $1 .  P J Hickey and Wm S brewer v to D R Irvine,  Silver Bell and Hustler; Nov 13, ^10,000.  from the Idaho, is having a burned  hand treated.  Ed.wardCannell was discharged on  tne 25th, after several weeks treatment ot a, crushed leg.  Morris McCugal, of the Qneen Bess  will be out in a short time.  Dan McLowd who went to the hospital a few days ago a la grippe  sufferer, is doing well.  The   Foresters.  -116 Mountain  -3-16 Diamond cross and  January 21: ���  Walter c Archer to R B Kerr-  View; Jan 18, ��200  JiAlI1Byremner to R c clmpbell-Johnston-The  Exchange, Victoria, Skocum and Silver Plate;  option for 90 days; Jan 22, $31,100 .  David Matheson to W W Diness-f Turns; Jan  4   if*1!  ' Silas H cross to A D coplen���J Philadelphia;  aFrank Pyman to D McLachlan-i Better Still;  Jan 21, Jl  ' ^ec^F7 Gund to The Dardanelles Mining and  Milling Co., Ltd���3-16 Dardanelles; Dec 81.  Lake D Walford to Same���13 16 Dardanelles,  Dec 30 ,   .,'   ,       T t. *��� 4.  Lake D Walford and Abraham L Davenport to  Same���13 16 Diamond cross & Okanogan, Jan 2, *l  Lake D Walford to Same���Dardanelles No 2,  Jan 2, ��1  Geo F Gund to Same  Okanogan, Dee 31, $1 _  Geo c Clarke to James Bowes���^jFanchoni- Jan  12 S250  Vm TavlortoD A Van Dorn���J Libby B; Jan  21, $1        ' ,  Edwin H Tomlinson to Last chance M & M co-  Blizzard, Little Widow Fraction, Star Light No;  and Star Light Fraction, Jan 12, $1  Wilbur a Hendry to Same���Silver coid ant.  1 20 Blue Jay, Dec 22, $5 .     ���  Wihiam Hibbits, Bruce craddockandE S Miller  toD R Irvine���Silver Bell and Hustler, Nov 14,  $10,000  c F Denver to Joseph Lebeau���^ Amazon, Jan  19, $1  Joseph Lebeau to. John Wright���i -Amazon,  Jan 20, ��1  Frank Pyman to Charles Nelson���J Better Still,.  Jan 21, ��1  Januarv 25:  John1\Keliy to Albert Behne-f Teller, Jan 22,fl  John B Wilson to W c Sivy er���Wilson, Nov  22. *1  Wm P Robinson to Ira W Black���carbonate,  Jan 19, ��60 .'���'-������.'���"������  Following  are the officers of, the  lodge of Foresters installed here last  week: CD., J. Irwin ;C.R., Angus  Mclnnis;   P.  C. AR.,   W.  Oallanari ;  V. C.E., Gordon Sutherland ;   F, S.>  H. H. Knox j K.S., A Wilson ; Treas.,  J. Lirid; Chap., C. F. Nelson ; Sr.B.,  A. Moore , Jr. B.. D. N. McPherson;  Sr. W., P. R.   Lincmist;   Jr. W.r Ed.  Angrignon ; Trustees, Pete.  Angrignon, J. Purcell,  and Dan.  McCuaig.  There were twenty-nine charter members present. Meetings are held every  Wednesday night.  George Herbert Rashdall, brother  of C. S. Rashdall, and mining recorder at Nelson died in that town last  Thursday from cogestion of the  lungs. The deceased was well and  favorably known in the Slocan where  many friends will regret his early  departure rrom this life.  The Unit of Value  in  Typewriters is the  NLYAGOUGH!  'Twas only an ordinary, evory-day cough, yet,  neglected, it led to a consumptive'? grave. You  can't afford to neglect your lung-disturber, so use  BOVELL'S COUGH  IT WILL CURE YOU.  NELSON'S DRUG STORE.  New  Denver  HAS THE *^*  Best Furnished Roomsp^) Iii tHe Diniiigv  in the Slocan Capital, jftjgf'    C^Room every'  -^a^,,,      attention is paid to guests,       ilir^A��  and on the tables are placed the best viands obtainable.  JAS. DELANEY,       - - MANAGER  ^/%&&^/%^/%^&/%/%^/%^w^^&4b ��,<���^  It sets a known  and tested  Standard  of excellence,  Everyone  knows what it  represents���the  Best Work with  Least Labor  Enduring Service, Unequal-  ed . Economy  md Convenience.  The....  .No.  Model  HOSPITAL   NOTES.  The Messrs. Radcliff? father and  son, have been discharged after several weeks treatment.  John Burns, a miner from the Noble  Five, after some weeks' treatment for  erysipelas, is convalescent and will  leave in a few days.  W. H. Foster, of the Idaho, is re  covering from the tever.  Joseph Pingitzcr, another patient  bears the stamp of  Unqualified Public Approval  Many notable improvements in the  1897   MODEL.       *  Catalogue free on Application.  J01IGEA1HC0.,  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.  NOW  ON  5ALt*  For all information regarding the Growin and  Prosperous town at the Foot of Sloean Lake  ���iA.A-Ri  1^  . fiEJITTIE,  Gen. JLcjent,  Sldean City.  eye on  BOOKS,   PAPER,  OFFICE   SUPPLIES  and "Vy ALL PAPERS.  SPOKANE, WASH.  JSAMD0/M  Agents for B.C. Sugar Refinery and  Royal Oity Planing Mills.  NAKUSP, B.C.  C. D. Rand.  D. S. Wallbridge.  -Tlais   New  HEoiase,  With the old name, is well equipped io accomodate.a larg-e number of Guests.   The building is  plastered and the rooms are unsurpased for comfort in the Slocan, while in tlie  Dining- Room can be found the best food in the market.  ar  >tock Brokers,  md Conveyancers*  Mines bought and sold.  Stocks for sale in all B. C. mines.  Robert oxJisr^iisro  IPr^opr-ietor"  Official brokers for Wonderful Group Mining Co.  Kootenay agents for Bondholder Mining Co.,  St.   Keverne Mining Co.,  Phoenix Consolidated Mining Co. and Two Friends Mine Co.'s stocks.  Oom. )anies  ^toojs.eci and  Promoted,

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