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 Vol  IV. No. 22.  NEW DENVER, B. C, FEBRUARY 25,  1897.  Price $2.00 a Year.  LITTLE   LEGISLATION  But a Tremendous Lot of Talking in  tne Provincial Parliament.  MINING NEWS FROM THE COAST.  Denver is not sufficiently central and  near to railway 'communication to  make it the chief point on Slocan  lake, so that the interested parties  will endeavor to make Rosebery the  metropolis. Plans are being perfected  for a genuine modern boom, and when  the property is placed on the market  it will have for backing some prominent and influential factors  Vancouver, Feb. 20. ��� Parliament  this week has done but little work,  yet in the way of talking it has beaten  the record.    The most important legislation of the session, that referring  to companies, still lies in.obeyance,or  at best,   in   the   preliminary stage.  Most of the time has been taken up by  tho members in. moving for various  returns and in general recriminations  upon individuals and newspapers.   A  break in the general  monotony  was  made yesterday,   when the first step  was taken towards securing legislation* for the proposed Victoria, Vancouver  &  Eastern   Railway    West  Kooteriay's two representatives have  not been idle,  however, but - while  Mr.  Kellie has  been .talking,   Mr.  Hume has been silent and steadily  sawing wood.   On Monday Mr. Kellie  wanted to know who wrere the backers of the   "People's Railway," and  When the delayed joint stock company bill would be  brought in.    On I Jjent  Wednesday he denied being a candi  date for the gold commissiohershipof  West Kootenay vice Capt. Fitzstubbs,  who is about to resign,  sarcastically  remarking that he aimed for nothing  less than the Premiership.   Mr. Hume  ���is. making   a  determined   fight   to  secure,a registry office for West Kootenay   and   he. is  bringing; all  his  influence to bear on the subject.    On  Wednesday he introduced bills for  the Kaslo Electric  Light  Co. ;   the  Rossland & Trail Electric Light and  Water Co.; the Lardeau Railway Co.,  backed  by J.  A. Mara and others;  the Brandon Electric Light & Water  Co,; and a company to improve communication between Fort Steele and  Golden.     Both   members  expressed  themselves in favor of an export duty  on   ore,   so' as to   encourage   home  smelters.    On Thursday  Mr.  Huipe  presented the petition of W. Moore.  D, J. Munn, and W. F. McKie, for.a  railway   to be called   the   Kaslo &  Lardo-Duncan Railway Co ; and that  from A. W. Jones and' others for a bill  to incorporate waterworks at Nelson.  The Chatham, on the north fork of  Carpenter creek, has been purchased  by J, McQuillam, of this city, for  eastern parties. T. Mathews negotiated the deal.  J. M. .Mackinnon,. of Golden. Cache  fame, lias organized a company to  take oyer the Townsend claim, adjoining the Two Friends, from F.  Granville. T!ie company is a close  corporation, and though capitalised  for $500,000, but little stock will go  on the market. It will soon be taken  up once it is introduced and money  made out of it.  An eastern expert, after spending  some time examining the various  strikes on the coast has expressed  rather a negative opinion upon the  mineral veins. While surface blowouts are encouraging and assays  satisfactory, yet he deemed that but  10 per cent, of all the finds would  ever bear working, as the indications  were against any depth of vein.  There is a movement on foot affecting the townsite of Rosebery that  would be well for speculators to keep  an eve on.    It is claimed  that New  The Bank of British Columbia have  it on their slate to open at Slocan City.  C. D. Rand has successfully put  through a deal on the Para mineral  claim, located on the north fork of  Ten Mile creek, and close to the  Brindle group. It has a strong ledge,  carrying galena. A. million dollar  company will work the property.  For the past few days a display  advertisemet has been running in a  local paper, calling for a liberal supply  of lumber, application to be made to  the citizens of the towns on Slocan  lake. It strikes the public as being  odd, and thev cannot fathom the  mystery. Some look upon it as a  joke, while others are inclined to the  belief that the coast mills arejiot very  anxious to extend their business.  II T. Twigg, of New Denver, is in  the city. He came down to attend  the meeting of the provincial land  surveyors held in Victoria this week.  A. S.Farwell, of Nelson was elected  president and Mr. Twigg viceTpresi-  Geo. Turner, superintendent of the  Two Friends writes that development  work is proceeding in a most satisfaet-  ory manner., ��> hew tunnel, hasbeen  commenced 300 feet east of the main  workings, which wilPgive a depth of  -120 feet. Smelter returns.onthela$t  car ioad of ore shipped -:show 186 ozs."  silver, 23 per cent, lead, -and 30 per  cent. zinc.  The Bandette Mining Co., head office at Sandon, was gazetted..this  week, with a capital stock of $1,000,-  000 in $1. shares. Thev wili work  the Bandette claims, Nos. 1, 2 and 3,  on McDonald creek. The trustees  are -D. J. Darraugh, IL Thomas, A.  A. ��� McPherson, D Hunter and A. G.  Larson.  The Britannia Mining Co., capital  $250,000 in two-bit shares, a Slocan  American Citizens in British Colum  bia Denounce the Proposed Bill  A   DISGRACE   TO   CIVILISATION,  TUNNEL SHAFT AND DUMP.  The Latest Returns From the Mines and  Prospects of the Silvery Sloean.  The Noble Five group have 10,000  tons on tho dump.  John Lowes has secured an option  on the Kathleen group.  Ore from the Bonanza King to the  value of $130,000 has been sent to the  smelters.  of ruby  silver  Fisher Maiden.  ore  on  A good strike  was made on. the  Tuesday.  Work on the Jennie Lind and  Wakefield has been stopped until the  season 'ol slides is over.  Frank Currier has purchased the  St, Charles, a promising claim adjoining the Best and Argo.  J. Tinling of Acme, Wash.', is  securing options on several' valuable  properties on Lemon Creek.  The, Vancouver Group Mining Co.,  Ltd., has purchased the Vancouver  No 2 for ��6,000, and will begin early  operations.  The Maine, on the First North  Fork of Lemon is being stocked. It  is adjoining and has thessame ledge  as t;he Blinker Hill.      .._���<     . : -.    ;^  -  E. J. Field has bought of Hugh and  Alexander R. Mann for $4,(300 the  Maud E. and Winnipeg Girl, situated  above the Wonderful Group.  T, D. Woodcock has bought from  D. E.. Rafuse his one third interest in  the Vancouver on Lemon Creek. A  recent as&ay on this went $111 in  gold.  Geo. Leslie of Toronto has lately  bought a half interest in the Red Fox  and two thirds in the Central Fraction for $5,000.    These claims are  City affair, has been organised with situated in the Surprise basin  A. J: Andrews,   F. S. Andrews, Paul ]    ���,,    ���      . ..    ,,.  .     ~     T  Hauck, C. H. Enderton and-H. L.  Fife as trus'e ss. They w ill carry on a  general mining business.  Among tne various companies  gazetted this week is the British Empire Mining. Co., of this city. The  capital is placed at the moderate sum  of $150,000 in 25 cent shares Those  interested .in the scheme are C. C.  Bennett, J. M. Mackinnon, R. J.  Leckie, R. E. Palmer and J. R. Sey  mour. This company has secured  the well-known Buffalo claim on Four  Mile creek, and they will soon add it  to the list of shippers.  Anothercompany organised to work  in the Slocan is the Columbia Cariboo  Gold Mining Co.. of Trail, with a  capital stock, of $1,000;00C in $1  shares. They will acquire and work  the Molly and Little Joe,No. 2 claims  on Cariboo creek, bejow Nakusp.  The trustees are James Anderson, A.  ���McLean,, R 0. Black and T. II. Eraser.  There has hardly been a mining  share of any nature disposed of in the  city during the week, the market being in a most dormant condition. But  this is only the calm before the spi ing  boom. Around Harrison and Pitt  lakes the hills are lull of men and  some very good strikes are .reported.'  In Alberni every one is preparing for  TIIE   A f TEN T Aftftfc RTI I  the next season.     On the  Alberni] inj-  ilL-lOl   l-ilDUi\ DILL.  Consolidated the first clean up of three  tons of rock yielded $192 per ton in  gold, besides sulphates and tailings.  A. shipment of 10 tons has been made  to the smelter at San Francisco. A  sale of 119,000 shares of Orphan Boy,  a Big Bend property, is reported from  'Frisco, lor the British market.  A great deal. of adverse  criticism  has been caused by the alien  labor  bill passing the American senate, and  Americans interested in British Col  umbia, who have spent some years in  these parts, coming in daily contact  with their Canadian brothers, have  been especially bitter in their denunciation of the proposed legislation  rl he first step taken in public opposition to the bill was by the Americans of Rossland. Last Friday evening  a mass meeting was held there, which  was attended by over 1000 enthusiastic American citizens who represent  the 25,000Americans in British Columbia. Dr. Randell was elected chairman arid Mr. McClure secretary.  Several speakers were called upon  and all denounced the passage of the  Corliss amendment, and adopted tlie  following resolutions, which were telegraphed to President Cleveland: ��� ���  "To His Excellency Grover Cleveland, president of the United States:  '���Whereas, it has pleased the American congress to pass an alien labor  law containing a clause known as the  Corliss amendment, which is especially directed against the wage-earners  of Canada; therefore be it  "Resolved,   by   the  undersigned,  American citizens, residents of Rossland, representing a large number .of.,  the   25,tX30! American, residents  of,  Britith Columbia:  "First���That the Corliss amendment is un-American, a disgrace to  civilisation, and if allowed to become  a law can only result in the destruction of that mutual good fellowship  now generally existing among the  people of both" countries.  Second���"lhat the western states  of America no longer offer attraction  for immigrants on account of the prevailing depression of business; and  the vast deposits of the precious metals recently discovered in British  Columbia and the north-vvestern part  of the United States, and now being  exploited, promise to do more toward  relieving the congested condition of  the labor market in both countries in  the near future than all other resources combined.  * 'Therefore, your petitioner respectfully request that you exercise your  prerogative as the chief executive of  the greatest republic on earth by refusing to sign the said alien labor bill  recently passed by congress, and return it with your Veto."  It is' extremely doubtful if President Cleveland will pay any particular attention to the Rossland  resolutions, but the action of the  Americans there is in the right direction and will go a great ways  towards building up and maintaining  that mutual good feeling that should  and does exist.  The Sunshine Mining Co., Ltd., has  completed a deal hy which the  Yakima, Sunshine, Monday, Oregon,  and Mine claims will be developed  and thoroughly mined.  C. L. Caldwell has a bond on the  Carbonate, situated at the head of  Springer creek. This was formerly  bonded by J. A. Finch, who threw it  over on the discovery "of some more  promising properties  The^winze now, being sunk in the  Whitewater is down 125 feet and in  ore from top to bottom. At the bottom  of the winze the ore body is five feet  wide. A tunnel, the lowest one, is  now being run to catch the winze.  Development work on the Lone  Star is being pushed ahead steadily  for the Hansard Mining Company*.  Since November the tunnel has been  driven in 287 feet. Manager Shiell  expects to strike the ore body within  the next few days.  A rich strike was made Tuesday  'on the Edmonton group. Ten Mile. A  large bodv of ore was struck in the  ledge upon which they have been  working for some time, bearing great  quantities of native silver. The  trend of the vein is toward the Bell  Mitchell, Twelve Mile.  LET   THERE   BE  LIGHT.  Monday evening several representative citizens met in the sample  room of the Grand Central to consider  the proposition of incorporating a joint  stock company for the purpose of  securing an electric dynamo and the  necessary accessories lor lighting the  city. After some discussion the  meeting adjourned to secure signers  for the stock and up to the present  time the stock  is nearlv al! taken.  MmiuumsB 2  THE   LEDGE,  Fourth Year.  C^tiftfifi iiifiirifiTrffrififiTTfiffffifTffiTfifTififrfriffifrfiffiiifirfriTifiinirffnfffiiirftiiirftfriMifTififfnfrTfiiftffT ttfifTiriTfiffifiifiiffiiiffniifffTifffiiiiffrifffTifnififfrittiiirfTf^^i  �� Extra Hazardous Trade of the Fearless Men Who Handle Tor-1  | pedoes in the Oil Country. Little Accidents That Have 1  | Wiped Shooters out of Existence. I  fclililllllliililllillllllllllllllillllllllllilillM  There is at least one clas.3 of men who are never  bored t>y insurance agents, They are the nervy  .fellows known in the oil country as "shooters."  Their business is to transport nitro-glycerine  from the storage magazines to the oil wells, and  explode the charge in the oil-bearing, rock at a  depth of from 5C0 to 3000 feet. So risky is the  work that the life and: aecident insurances companies refuse to rate them at all. There work  takes them over rough mountain roads iii all  kinds of weather and at all seasons of the  year.   As a rule, they are fearless fellows with  muscles of Iron and nerves of steel; and a knowledge of the risk they run makes them: usually.  very caref ui.   A; careless shooter does not remain  in the business long; he takes the sky route.  Nitro- glycerineor stock, as theshooterscall ;it,  is drawn from the magazines to the wells in a low  wagon, the box of which rests oil long, heavy  springs.   Thel>px is divided intbcells.ihto which  an eight-quart can of stock will iit snugly.   The  ceils are padded,with fejt and hair���', and the cover  tits down closely,' sothere is little friction when  the wagon is in motionV even oveiv rough roads-  The railroads will not*cany nitro-gly cerine, and.  the only roethodof transportationis by{wagon, or  boat.   There are two or three factories near Pitts.  )>urg that supply the West Virginia anda poilipii \  of the Ohio oilneids1 with nitib-glycerine. The  stock is shipped down the Ohio river in flat- boats  that fly a rediflag as a danger signal: The shooting wagons carry^no^red flagvvfout oh titeSsides'Of  the box you wili find a ^yarning7sign printed in.  letters that can be read, fifty feetaway.'      {  When an order coirhes{t<i the torpedo bfficfe for a  shot it is turned over to {^shooter;The drive may  be three miles and it*h&y be>26; the roads may be  smooth or they^mayiDei ice^bouhd^ibufc? it makes  little difference to, the shooter;: He is alwaystrust.  ing to luck to puUhimthrdiugli safely.; Sometimes  he leayes homebefqre daylight; to return far in the  night. He glances over his order, and goes to the  shell house and picks out the.immber{of tin. shells  necessary to hold the number of{ quarts,; ordered;  and places them in the iron hooks- on thjb1 side of  his shooting wagon. Then- he^hitches up and  drives tp the magazine behind a team thatlalways   0I au ^j1 wel,i n?"81  ct-miaxvliAn Ka vaIIh " \Vhr,�� I ��     flo   nnWtnh^M.n     paSSCS  through > fllty  stops when he yells "Whoa!" He unhitchesthe  horses at the magazine and ties them; to a tree;  Then he enters the magazine and looks,the. stock  over carefully for. leaky cans. One by. one he  carries the cans out' to the wagon until the required number have beenyplaicecl in tlie cellsi He  locks the magazine door careltiiiy; hitches up his  ream, and starts toward the well that is to be torpedoed. ' '.������������ . ;���������  The farmers he meets.Ou ;the road; :give: him a  wide berth; they exhibit) np desire^ to lock hubs]  with him, and, though Jie may pass fifty peopleon  ioot, not one of;them will ask him for a.ride. He  carefully avoids any towns that are in his way by  d riving- around them; he-. doesu 't iwarit to break  any village ordinances and pay a fine, i Here and  mere he may rattle over a little bridge hear a  1'urmhouse and; a face will -appear at a window;. Tt  is the farmer's wife.and shebivaths/a "stghof relier  when the shooter and his dangerous load dis,ap:  pear at a bend in the roadi "He appears to be  driving recklessly, but. he is not. If the road is  t��niooth he lets his team trot briskly, but over the  rough stretches he picks his way :careiully, realising thatat any. moment a sudden jar may send  luin and his team flying into space.  When he rdach.es the well, lie unhitches his  hum and'fies it a; few hundred feet away.   He  t ikes liis tin shells and carries them into tlie der-  rick.   He is told at -what depth the well is to be  snot, and some of the lease hands help .him in getting ready.   He takes a reil of; stout cord from the [  w.igou and attaches.it to the bail of a tin shell; I  ai ier passing it through a pully..   Then he carries  ui.; cans of nitro-glycerine from the wagon- to the  d. trick floor and pours the stuff into the shells. As  f inas a shell is filled: with nitroglycerine it is  i.avered.to bottom of well by means of the rope  a ul ��� pulley'.   The empty cans are carefully placed  i i die wagon to be used again.   The shells rest on  t iiofeacii other and on the top of the last shell  i ..vered an iron tiring head is litted.   If there is  ��� i ��t already several hundred feet of oil or water in  l.ic well to act as tamping, water is run in after  i !.��� shot is lowered: .'When everything is ready,  tne employes leave the derrick'and seek a safe  ylioe several hundred feet away.   The shooter  u-Ki'S a sharp-pointed eight pound iron weight and  .drops it into the we'l.   Then lit " "  could do it justice. Men familiar with the wonderful sights of the oil country were struck dumb  with astonishment as they beheld the mighty dis  play of nature's forces. There was no sudden reaction after the torpedo exploded. A column of  water rose 8 or 10 feet and fell back again; some  time elapsed before the force of the explosion emptied the hole, and the burned glycerine, mud and  ���sand rushed up in the derrick in a black stream.  A'he blackness,gradually changed to yellow: then  with a mighty, roar the gas burst forth with a  deafening noise, like, a thunderbolt set free. For  a moment the cloud of gas hid the derrick from  sight and then, as this cleared away,a solid golden  -column half a foot in diameter shot from the  derrick floor eighty feet through the air, till it  broke in fragments on the c-own pulley and fell  ;m a shower of :yeliow rain for rods around. For  oyer an hour that grand column of oil, rushing  swifter than any torrent and straight as a mountain pine, united derrick floor and top.  ; i" In a few minutes the ground around the derrick was covered inches d^^   with petroleum.  The branches of the oak trees were like huge  yellow plumes, and a stream as large as a man's  bpdy ran down thehill to the road.   It filled-the  ���space beneath the small bridge, and continuing  down the hill through the woods, beyond, spread  out upon the flats.   In two hours these flats were  covered with oil.   The hillside was as if a yellow  freshet had passed over it.   Heavy clouds of gas,  almost obscuring the derrick, hung Ioav in the  woods, and still the mighty, rush continued. Some  of those who witnessed it estimated the well to  be flowing 500 barrels an hour.   Dams were built  across stream,  that its -production  might   be  e^tunafed;. the dams overflowed and were swept  ,a>yay before, they could be completed.   People  living on Thorn creek packed up their household  goods and fled to the.hillsides;   The pump station,  a;mile and a half down the creek ,had to extinguish  its fires that/.night on/account of gas;   All fires  around the district were put out.   It was literally  a.flood of oil. It was estimated that the production  was 10,000 barrels in twenty-four hours;"  \The strangest.thing aboutthis particular well  is that, its owners believed it *' to be dry, and if it  had not been; torpedoed-its  have been known.u/j  /Just what the bottom of an oil well looks like  after an explosion can only be conjectured. Tne  shots of nitro glycerine range all the way from 40  to 400 .quarts; the latter is exceptional. One  hundred quarts.of nitroglycerine produces the  .same.effect that the explosion oi a ton of gun  ���powder Ayould, and a/heavy shot.must tear out a  great^cayern in the soft and* porous oil rock,  people who have visited Niagara or Portage Falls,  and seen the walls of rock .that line both sides of  the gulch; can get a good idea of what the interior  or an oil well must look luce.   Alter the drill  or a hundred feet of loose  and taken to Johnsonburg and buried. Trees near  the scene were shattered, windows were broken in  Johnsonberg, dishes were thrown irom shelves,  o,ud chimneys wrecked.  A queer accident occured in Venango county.  Pa. A shooter hid a can of nitro-gly cerine in a  .lollow stump, where it was found by a woman  ;. vho was picking hemes. She earned the can  (aome with her and gave it to her husband. Hei  thought it was lard oil and took it to an engine  house to use as a lubricant. One day he poured a  few droj/S oi it on aheated journal. In an instant  the engine house was blown to pieces and the  engineer was killed. Three other men at work  near by were.badly injured. The cause of the  accident seemed,mysterious. A neighbor solved  it by puttingone drop of the supposed lard oil on  an anvil and striking it with a hammer. The force'  of the explosion knocked him down.  Nitro-glycerine congeals very easily and freezes  more quickly than water. Itcannct" be used in a  frozen st ite, and often in winter the sh joters are  compelled t > thaw it out at the well. This is  done by immersing the cans in barrete tilled with  hot wafer. Several frightful accidents have been  caused by thethawihg-out process.-. In fact at no  time or place is the handling of nitro-glycerine  conducive to long life.  James Feeny of-Bradford went through an explosion, and lives to tell tlie story. With another  shooter he was driving along the road Avith a load  of nitro-glycerine. The-sleigh tipped over and"  the shot exploded. Feeny's companion was blown  to pieces, buf Feeny fell into a rut and was buried'  under a shower of mud aud fence* rails. He was  badly pcarred and his hearing was destroyed He  says that the only impression he had was (hat a  house had fallen on him. When he came to he  dug lhe mud out.of his eyes and discovered that-  an explosion had occurred; He had' no feeling  from his shoulders to his toes, and at first was only  able to drag his body, along, with his hands. It  was many days before the paralyzed feeling was  gone away entirely. ���  -A drunken shooter entered Bed Rock, Pa., one  evening w t'.i a bag containing two cans of nitro-.  glycerine thrown ocross his shoulder. He handled  the bag in a style that scared the villagers, but  they did not dare attempt to' take it from him.  They were happy when lie "left the town and  started up a long hill. Half way up he slipped  and fell.v There was a loud report and the hapless  shooter was distributed over many acres of ground.  vSuch is the effect of mixing whiskey and nitro-  ���giycerine - -  Last March an employee of the-High Explosive  Company was driving along a mountain road in  was worth almost what the maker had a mind to  a3kforit. Myers made the explosive in earthen  crocks for 'two years, and there was not money  enough in tlie country to secure a helper. Farmers would drive three miles out of their way to  avoid passing the factory, and no visitors came to  see how the stuff was made.  The second man ever killed by a torpedo explosion was so badly shattered that Col. Myers  picked, up all that remained of him and earned it  to. Tltusville in a handkerchief; Col. Myers, built  twelve different factories in different parts of the  oil regions lrom 1868 to 1885, when he retired  the business, and some of them he rebuilt several  times after explosions.had demolished them. Only  one of tlie original factories stands intact today.  Coi. Myers made several fortunes and spent his  money like a princa, as was the custom of the oil  region. But fortunately lor him, he still has a  snug sum laid by.  He has kept a dally report of his seventeen  years' work of making nitro-glycerine, and of his  work as a shooter.   The other day he figured up  that in his time he had made a trifle less than 8.-  000.000 pounds of nitro-glycerine.   Some days he  turned out as much as 5,000 pound.   His records  are as carelully kept as pension records.   For several year3 he was superintendant for the Roberts  Torpedo Company, which had a monopoly of the  business once, and it is doubtful if there is living  to-day,a man who has a set of records of the  business that will begin to compare with his.   He  has the signatures of more than 100 shooters who  have been blown up, and he has had some exciting  experiences himself.   He knows how it feels to be  blown up.   One day in 1882 a factory on Bolivar  Run. containing 3,200 pounds of< nitro-gly cerine,  was blown up.   Col. Myers had just stepped outside the factory and was not more than hity-" feet  away when tlie  explosion ..took place.   He was  hurled through the air a distance of 100 feet; and  he was almost nude when he recovered his,senses,  but, strange to relate, he was.not seriously injur  ed.   His coat was blown off and torn  to tatters.  He lost his nerve after this experience, and four  years later retired from the business.  M9MM����MMMM$��9M|  ow  earth and gravel formation it pierces solid rock  until the oii sand is reached. The oil and gas  sands are held prisoner between ledges of solid  rocK several hundred feet nr thickness. The oil-  bearing rock varies in color, but always resembles  asponge in appearance. It is made up of count  less millions ot little cells like a honeycomb. The  uSual size of the hole is 5$ inches. The man who  sent histwife/on a .visit to the oil country, and  wrote her to be careful and not let Willie fall into  an oil well, evidently thought that the diameter of  an oil well was equal to that of a cistern.  Hundreds,of shooters have met tragic deaths  since the Pennsylvania oil fields were opened.  Warren Wan Ouren of Bolivar, a noted shooter.  ha3 exploded 3,000 shots- in oil wells, and is sail  engaged in the business. Three years ago two ol  his brothers were working with him; One ot them  trapped on a gas pipe and fell, while carrying a  can of nitro-jglycerine to Ins; wagon, and was  blown to atoms. All that could be found of his  body was placed in a cigar box. The other  brother retired from the busuiess the. next day and  bought a fruit-farm. He returned to the oil eoun  try a few,weeks ago, aridf it is said,; will become a  shooter again. Such /is. the -fascination of the  hazardous calling. Shooters; are paid from >ioo to  *150 a month. ������/���y-:i :y. y ;* / -���/,/;7     '  Out in; Indiana, onejlay last summer, a stock  wagon with a ton of nia-o-glycer/ne on boaid  'went up" as the driver was fording a stream. A  gypsy colony was camped on- the bank oi the  creek not iar away, and several of their horses  were killed and their eariip was wrecked by the  explosion. The gypsies solemnly"declared that  they ^aw the driver shooting toward' the stars  astride of the wagon seat, but they grew tired of  watching tor him to comedown. -  e  _ j,   u, I11UUUIU1II     HJilLl     in  McKon county with a load of 5U0 quarts of nitroglycerine. Going-up a steep hill one of the hoives  slipped on the icy road and the wagon rapidly  backed down the hill. Over tlie embankment  they went, - and the wagon and team lodged  against a tree far below the road. The wagon.  . . ..^ .box was torn off, and the cans of nitro-glycerine  value would* never were seatteredinievery direction, but no explosion.  - .took place; Just why. is one of the mysterious  things that no man can explain.- The driver  ���would not repeat.the experience for all the money  that was ever minted. But he picked uu the cans  .the next day; and is-still in the business!  There is no-man alive today who has had a  more exciting experience than a shooter named  John McCleary. While he was filling a shell in  the derrick the ���syell flowed and McCleary ran.  The column of oil threw the shell out of the hole  and it. exploded, wrecking the derrick and. tossing  McCleary' to the ground. As he rose four cans on  tlie derrick floor exploded. The force of, the second explosion sert the shooter fifty feet through  the air, and filled his back with tin and splinters.  He fell stunned and bleeding but survived his  injuries. Near Wildwood, Pa., a shooter had a  similar experience. The well flowed and as the  shell'came up out of the well he threw his arms  about it until the flow of oil ceased. It is. this  kind of experience that is calculated to turn a  man's hair gray in short order.  ' There was one shooter of whom no trace was  ever found, and that fact led to trouble. "Doc"  Haggerty was hauling,a load of 1,400 pounds of  nitro-gly cerine near Pleasant ville, Pa.,one stormy*  day iu iSTovember, 1888.   He was seen sitting on  We are showing" the finest line of sam- ,  pies yet offered for the trade in Tweeds,  Twills, Venetians, Cheviots, Serges, etc  The Host  Elegant Patterns  In Trouserings yet exhibited in the  country. Overcoatings, correct t-tyles,  fit and finish.    .  On Dec 23,1896, a magazine blew up near Mont-  pelier, Ind., andtwo men and two teams were  blown to atoms. Tlie magazine contained 1,000  pounds ot stock. For several hundred feet in  every direction irom the magazine the forest was  mowed down as if by a tornado; Great oak trees  three ieet in diameter were broken squarely off,  and the hmbs of trees were Iitcered 'with slieadsof  flesh. 1 he two men and four horses were scattered into a million bits, and no attempt was made  to separate the particles of bjne and flesh.   A  his wagon a few minutes before the explosion  took place. A few pieces of his horses were picked up, but not one atom of Haggarty. He had-  disappeared as completely as if he were kidnapped  by spirits from above the clouds. An insurance  company refused to, pay- a 'jS.ooo policy on* the  ground that there was no evidence that he was  not alive, : The matter was taken into the .courts  and the insurance company beaften.; Experts  testified" that tlie-heat of the explosion was sufficient to cremate every particle of the .body and;  clothing instantaneously.  But there is a bright side to the story of annihilation. A story is told if a; giant blacksmith who  stuttered. He came into the oil country and applied for a job.; Asked if he could strike a greater  blow than any man employed in the shop, he  answered that he could. A - test was arranged  Two or three drops of what looked like lard oil  were pouredon anvil and the big man. bra,ced  himself for a powerful blow. The sledge came  down with the force of a pile driver and struck  the anvil,; There was a deafening  report  the  Prices  Right.  R. S. WILSON,  Merchant Tailor  Revelstoke, New Denver and Brandon.  re-  marKable thing was the  fact that a heavy steel  tne .irom one of the wauons was  , he said:  'l'.You know. Jennie,\ve are never sure of coming  back."  ��� Early last November two men were hauling a  load oi nitro-glycerine from a factory near John-  sonburg, Pa., to a magazine a few miles away.  While going up a hill the load of 1900 pounds exploded with a noise that was heard miles away.  A great crowd ran from the village to the spot.  1 here was a great hole in the ground and the  ,    ,-   ,* . m,eu aiK'team had disappeared. -All that remam-  le that  no patnf.M-'s  brush or niet'a pen I ed of the two men w.is Jnwi in n  n>e-qnartpail  oi a Yellowstone geyser. Sometimes the flow  c.mfcinues for an hour and sometimes for only a few  ruinates. ; '  The greatest flow recorded in the oil regions was  'made by a well on Thorn creek, in Butler countv,  Pennsylvania. It is thus described bv Frank H.  T-iylor: *  ������ When the shot took effect and the barren rock,  a.< n smitten by the rod of Moses*, poured forth its  t invut of oil. It was such a inagnificeutand awiul  sledge went through the roof, and the big blacksmith was banged against the side of the shop  hard enough to knock off half a dozen boards.  When he crawled out and surveyed the havoc he  had wrought, he only said:     ,  "I t-t-toid you I could h-h-hi-hit a he-he-hell of a  b-b-blow."  It seems strange, but it is nevertheless true  that men have been brave enough to rob nitroglycerine magazines. A magazine near Bradford  blew up one night in October, 189*2, after several  ineffectual attempts had been made to rob it.  Who the thieves were was never learned. Traces  of blood and portions of flesh on the stones and  brush near by ludicaed that at least two persons  were engaged.on the job. Tney disappeared as  completely as if th-e earth had opened and  swallowed, them up. It was a ease of retribution  swift and terrible. But other thieves had better  success, aud magazines were frequently robbed in  the boom days. .  The man who made and exploded; the first  pound of nitro-glycerine in an oil well is hale and  hearty at seventy. He is Col. William A. Myers.  He built the first factory in the United States,  near Titusville, iu 18(58. , Up to that time powder  hadbeen used to torpedo oil wells. Then an ex  plosive that could be discharged under water  was found in nitro-glycerine. Col. Myers1 father  was a Philadelphia chemist, and taught his son  how to make nitro-glycerine. The first well  torpedoed was on the Col. Mills place, near Titusville, and only two pounds of nitro-gb cerine were  used. Oil wa's worth ��9 a barrel then, and a torpedo that would double the production of a well  .     MINING STOCKS and REAL EST ATE  .Aijpiy-ip ^ v ^"; :s^iisvf    v '"���"'" ���"���"������:  Real Estate and Mining Broker  ���.������:'  Roasland.BC  Agent for the Montreal syndicate lots, of th  original townsite of Rossland.   Perfect titles.  j. Edimoiid Angrignon  El Dorado Ave.  NEW DENVER.  next Bourne Bros  A.  DRISCOLL, C. E.  Dominion & Provincial  Land Surveyor.  Correspondence solicited.  T. TWIGG,  H.  Proviucial Land Surveyor.  New Denver, B C  Mineral claims, mines, timber limits, etc, surveyed  IPWQLBaJPBS Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  3  KASLO & SLOGAN RY  TIME CARD No. 1.  IN EFFECT WEDJOV. 25, 1895  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  TRAIL   MINING   NOTHS,  Leave'8 00 A.M.  Kaslo  Arrive, 3 r>0 P.M,  "    8 36     '���  South Fork  8 15    ��  ������   9 36     "  Sproule's  Whitewater  2 15   "  "   9 51     "  "       2 00   "  '��� 10.08     ���'  Bear Lake  1 48   ,"  " 10 18     "  McGuigan  "       1 33 , "  " 10 30     "  Bailey's  Junction  "       I 21   " ��� ���  v *' 10 38     "  "       1 12   '���  Arr. 10 50    "  Sandon  Leave 1 00   "  For rates and information apply at  Company's Offices.  ROBT. IRVING,        R. W. BRYaN,  Traffic Mngr. Supt. and Ass't Trras  Columbia and  Western R'y Co.  Schedule No. 3, Jan. 4, '9t  The lvanhoe has resumed work on its tunnel.  It is now in 110 feet.  The Walters Company have bonded the Frankie  H. on Hie south slope ot the Columbia mountain.  Work on the Norway has been resumed by the  Brace Gold Mining Co.   The tunnel is in 65 feet.  The Evening Star is looking up. 'A new 'find ���  lias been made; assays irom the ore being very  favorable, the lowest ��22.80 and the highest t96.  The tunnel oii the Alberta is going in at the rate  of five ieet a day. It is now in 251 feet and it is  hoped to strike .the lead within, the next 100 feet.  A new tunnel has been started on the Golden  Drip from the water level to run in a westerly  direction 500 feet. It wil. cut the ledge at a depth  of 350 ieet.  Development work is being vigorously pushed  with two shifts on the Elba claim, of Tiger Guch.  The shaft is down 55 feet following a calespar wall  and showing a. ledge of 40 feet.  An interesting discovery in-'the shaft at the  Deer Park was made last week at the 50 foot level.  There was a sort of a hump left in it at that point  and when the men put in a shot to straighten the  shaft out they discovered a new character of ore,  the returns from samples thereirom went all the  wa> to ��120.       .       .  KASLO   KERNELS.  ^-WESTBOUND.-x  No 1 No. 2  Passenger.  Tues.,  Thurs.  & Sat., ���  (5:30 pm  0:40 pm  ���3:45 pm  7:00 pm  7:05 pm  7:10 pm  7:15 pm  7:25 pm  7:35 pm  7:40 pm  8:00 pm  ,-EASTBOUND.-*^  No. 2 No. 4  Stations .Passenger  Daily Tues.,     Daily  except Thurs.  Sunday. Lv. Ar. & Sat.,  8:30 am Trail 8:00 am  8:40 am Smelter 7:47 am  8:45 am MeLeod's 7:42 am  9:00 am       Warfield      7:31 am  9:05 am Tiger Switch Bk 7:26 am  9:10 am Crown Paint 7:21am  9:15 am Lake Mountain 7:16 am  9:25 am Carpenter 7:10 am  9:35 am Union Ave 7:03 am  9:40 am Rossland 7:00 am  9:50 am Rossland Wye 6:40 am  except  Sunday.  6:00 pm  5:47 pm  5:42 pm  5:31 pm  5:26 pm  5:21 pm  5:16 pm  5:10 pm  . 5:03 pm  5:00 pm  . 4:40 pm  J. A. JORDAN. C. D. & T. M.  THE   STEAMER  W.HUNTE  LEAVES NEW DENVER  every morning at 8 o'clock  (Sundays excepted}  FOR SILVERTON,   SLOCAN CITY and ALL  INTERMEDIATE POINTS.  Returning will,! if possible, make connections  with the west-bound train on the N. & S. Ry.  Powder carried only on Fridays.  Time Table subject to change without notice.  '      G. L. ESTABROOK, Master,  Tlie Quickest  Cheapest Route.  or  W. J. Kt ni,of Kaslo, ha^ purchased the steamer  Haly's and oarge, and win put them on the Bonner's Ferry route as early as possible.  *  A Pelton water-wheel and fixtures weighing  24,000 was forwarded by the K. & S. railroad la^t  Saturday consigned to the Sandon water works.  The Kootenaian says the complications in connection with the disputed titles at the mouth of  Schroeder creek seem to become -still further  involved. It is believednn some quarters tnat the  mineral claims and the land sought to be leased  as a stone quarry are covered by a land purchase  from the government made by' David Bremner  before the Land Act was amended in 1892. *  The Kootenay Mining Protective Association  held its 1rst adjoarned meeting at Kaslo last Saturday evening. The committee on by laws and  constitution reported, and it was decided that,the  officirsof the association shall consist of ap.'ts.-  dent, six vice-presidents, one from each mining  division of the district, a treasurer and secretary.  The ordinary meetings of the association are to be  held quarterly in January, March, June and  September.' The committee of management shall  consist of 24 members of whom not less than two  shall be from each mining division of West Kootenay district and any eight members of the committee shail constitute a quorum. Kaslo was  named as the temporary headquarters of the  association. .-  "     ;   ,  CARIBOO   COLLECTIONS.  Col. E. DeLoynes, of Seattle, has made a deal  with a French company for the sale of the Columbia company's placer -ground^ on the' Quesnelle  River.  There is now about 800 feet of tunnelling on the  Bonaparte mines. The ledge on which the principal work is being done is 20 feet or more wide,  and is mineralised all through, but not sufficiently as yet to pay for concentration. The pay streak  is from six inches to two feet in width at 120 feet  underground and is constartly widening, The  ledge is also improving with depth. The average  of the paystreak is about $70 in copper and silver.  Around Quesnelle there is every evidence of a  revival in mining this season.' A few men are  steadily working at the,Law. claim, and the tunnel is now carried about 150 feet into the hill. It  is expected that in the early spring the force of  men will be increased and work pushed with  greater vigor. The Occidental elaim, owned by  Messrs. Perkins and Bowron, is to be developed  this spring.*',  THE  NOBLE FIVE   CONCENTRATOR.  The tramway and concentrator of the'Noble  Five Mining and Milling Company are working  to perfection. The company now have 30C tons  of concentrates and 1000 to 1200 tons of crude ore  ready to ship. At present they are sending all the  ore from the dump to the concentrator. Since  starting up the -tramway it has been running continuously .until, last"'Thursday,.-when' it was  stopped to loosen the wire. At present they are  able to ship one car of concentrates a day. The  company is now, running No. 8 tunnel. This is  intended to be the main working tunnel and will  accommodate two tracks. This tunnel is now in  150 feet and will be run about 150 feet further,  when c nnections will be made with No. 7. Nos.  4,5 and 6 tunnels are now connected.  JL JLJl'U  Windsor  Restaurant  *1  Is one of the Best and Aged Cafes  In  Silvery Slocan.  IN NEW DENVER,  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.  Jacobson & Co.  *bi  ffl���0OWftWC$9C89O��W<WeMgtS��8ftft9t>gW  mnmm9$mmm  We are " still on the old stand " selling  Prospectors' & Miners' Supplies,  Groceries, Hardware, Clothing,  Boots & shoes.    BOURNEBROS,  -:THE>  Steamer leaves Nakusp every Sunday,; Wednesday and Friday  morning', making close connection  at Revelstoke with trains for  all points East or West  Before you travel get information from  C.P.R.   Agents as to time and  rates.   It will save you money  Apply to nearest Railway Agent  or to  District Passenger Agent,  Vancouvei  New Denver, B 0  McGUIGAN, B.C.  Best house in the City.  Good accomodation for the  oscillating public.  BONGARD & PEICKART.  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant-. Tailor,  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings always on hand.  J.R & D. 6a mer o n  Formerly of Winnipeg.  ���nish Clothing  ���: in the:���  -   Latest Style  ���: of the :���'���'���  Tailors Rpt.  shop^THREE FORKSFSAHDOK  C. S. .RASHDALL,  Notary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL&  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD  AND BONDED.       CORRESPONDENCE   INVITED��� i '  Complete lists of claims for sale.    Abstracts of claims, conveyancing. t&m3X*����uxiMxXiiii=XB��mcWtt&  THE   LEDGE.  Fourth Vear.  0  Published every Thursday.  R.    T.    LOWERI,    EDITOR    AND  FINANCIER.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  ON?: YEAK ' ��2.00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1897.  PERVERSITY WINS.  kin be de secretary and Patsy kin  he de stockholder and put in de  nickel fur de capital."' The trust  was formed and the company's capital  was invested in a cigar. The President cut the cigar in two, he and the  Secretary each took a section, lit up,  and proceeded to enjoy themselves.  "Hold on, fellers,"said.Patsy, "where  does I come in on "dis ?" ' 'Oh." said"  the President, loftily, "yous is de  shareholder, Patsy.   Yous kin spit.'  . C3 iirxn ,--t����ii.j':Eb 'nrtnia :  The Trail Creek News has a new  office, and a lot of new type, and  seems to be, prosperous. No wonder,  the editor's wife sets type.  , , v.  Banks to right of us,  '   Banks to left of us  Banks all around us.  PROVINCIAL .SECRETARY'S  OFFICE.'  RABBIT PAW MINERAL CLAIM.  II  8th February, 1897.  His, Honour the ��� Lieutenant-Govenor has been  pleased to.depufS William John Goepel, of the  Town of Nelson,.Esquire, to perform the duties of  Gold Commissioner and Government Agent within and for the Ainsworth, Slocan, Nelson, Trail  Creek and Goat River Min ing. Divisions of the  Wept Kootenay Electoral District, during (the  absence from the district of Napoleon Fitzstubbs,  Esquire, S.M .invalided..  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  -     <  > : M  r }  TWO   FRIENDS   .MINERAL . CLAIMS.,  Situate in.Hie .Slocan Mining Division of West  Kocften&y District.' Located one-mile south of  Sandon, and south of the. Silver Smith.  TAKE NOTICE that the Star Mining & Milling  . '.Company, Ltd. .Lia., free., miner's certificate  ' N6.I7450&, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  ' to a.pviy to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of  improvements,, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crofcri grant of tjie above claim.  And further take notice that .action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of  such certilicate'onmprovemehtsr       >  Datedthis 18th.day of February, 1897.  1   "1 ' ' ' '     ���'        '  febl8apl��  THE MOCKING BIRD MINERAL CLAIM.  A Warning Vole��.  Give  people advice   contrary   to  their inclinations and they 'do not  like it.   Last spring, in Spokane, we  met an old lady who had saved up  $50 and wanted to invest it. She was  one of those  kind \ old  ladies that  tramps always worfc for grub. Well,  she took a notion to us as women will  do sometimes.   She evidently could  tell by instinct that she could confide  in us and the world would be none  the wiser.   She told us.how a white?,  shirted and glib-tongued fellow had  advised her to buy in the Paradise  Lost. gold claims at  Rossland and  make her fortune.   As. the old lady.  told us how she had a daughter to  educate ancl if she could only invest  her $50;:all she had to spare, how  nice it would be for her and the girl.  We felt our heart swell and deter-  mined to save the old girl's money.J  In eloquence that wditidT bjirri an^Jcei'  house we told her of the. pit-fali$"tftat]  were provided for the unwary /by-  bold and heartless villans. We explained the percentage against.-her, >  and urged her to shoot craps with  the money rather than,play agaipsta  game in which she * had!;.no show to  win.  What was the result of alt this ?  The other day we, received a letter,  in which the old. lady, Said. she. had  not followed pur: advice, and when  the fellow with the white shirt came.    ...   ,.   .   ..    .. .. .    ..  ��� .-.-.,��� -     - ���"'���.��� ��� After the dog liar, the smart baby liar and the  around* She   2fave   Up   the   $50   for a   horse liar had their turns, the common ordinary  little block of stock which she had  just sold for $250, and .Miranda was  A valued correspondent writing to the World  from Liliooet district regarding minine aud other  matters, says: Of course you are thoroughly  cognizant of the wild mining craze that has  taken possession of this district. I hear it is  working with full force and effect in Vancouver.  I warn you, as a friend, to be very careful how  you deal with any -of the gilded baits that are at  present being held out to the gullible public I d)  [ not for" a moment mean to insinuate by tfiis that  Cayoose Creek is not an exceedingly promising  field, for legitimate mining.   The existence of the  Bonanza group of mines long since confirmed my  opinionYol that portion of the Province and the  recent discovery of the Golden Eagle has proved  "thafl was "correct.   With the exception  of the  Bonanza and Golden Cache there is absolutely no ���  development work of any kind done on any of the |  mines located during the past year there. Claims  are located in thename3ol,paities who were never  oifttie ground.   Sucn claims have Veen sold and  sold again.   Our present  mineral" act requires"  every one recording a mineral claim to make oath  that mineral has been found in the place.  Claims  have been recorded during the past two months  and I am positive' in saying that there was not  less than two feet of " show upon. tlie- 1500 feet  square, and yet, in the face of this, men wili go'to  the Recorder andinake oath before him that they  have iound mineral in place.   Mineral in place |  under two feet of snow.!  We have world-wide I  proof, if proof were wanting, that nothing but  ruin- and 'disastei; follow in-'the train  ot such  rgambling'speculatiohS.   Again, I,say, be.warned.  .   ^ t       r      K -  Veajiy flFunny*     ;.��� -   *       .   ;  Slocan Mining Division ,of West Kootenay Dis-.  'trict.   Loeated.East of Arlington Ba^in.  TAKE NOTICE that I^Hejrbert T. Twigg r,s  ���agent for Richard,Maf pole, free miners certificate' No. 63804, intend sixty days from the date  Here f, to apply , to the Mining Recorder for a  certificate of improvements to be issued in his  rianti" the names of i'Peter~rM."-Schonberg,*.'free  miner's certificate No'. 61559, Andrew Provost, free  lhinfer's certificate No.~65824; George T. Gormley,  free' miners certificate No, 74530, and Cornelius  Murphy, free miner's certificate "N^"74220, for the  purpose of obtaining a' Crowri grant of the above  c aim.  y And further take notice that action under section  37 must be commenced before the issuance of such!  Certificates of improvements. '      "��� '"      ~  Dated this 4th day,of February, 1897.   '       fb4;ap  1 T .     - (i l      ' ^.f     1   ..       .    t .  VANCOUVER NO. 2 MINERAL CLAIM.  r  _____  Slocan Mining Divisipn of West Kootenay.Dis-  ' tri'ctr Located 3; miles east' <}f ,SiIvertftn. *'   "  1U-KE NOTICE that I,,Herbert T. Twigg a#  ' 'agent*' for Edward Mahon, tree' hunerJS  certificate No. 54931, ,d,nd Hehry L. Mahou, fitfe'  min'ersi certificate' No. 54310, intend, 'Sixty ;0ays  frjm tlie dfite hereof; to apply to th6,t Mlhirig'Re-'  c(��rdeVfor' Certificates" of improvements', ,fcr 'thej  piirpdse" of obtaining' a, Crown grant, of the  above claims:    '' "  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  'as agent for E. w. Nettleton. free mihei's  certificate No'60344; Mel. Melver Campbell, free  .milter's'fcertificate No 73704; James Gillhooley.  fret| miner's certificate No 65858; A.J. Murphy \  iredt miner's" certificate.- No , ,66035; and .Albert  Beline, free miner's certificate No. 68012. intend,  sixty days from date hereof to apply to',the Mining? Recorder for a certificate oi improvements  for ihe purpose of obtaining a CrOwn' Grant of  .the^above claim. ' *  And further, take notice that action under section 87,'itiusrbe* commenced' before" the'issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 14th day oi January, 1897.  R.,E. PALMER.  THE; DEFENDER, COMET, AND DAYBREAK MINERAL  CLAIMS.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Located between Sunshine and Twin Lake Basins.  Take notice that I, Robert E. Palmer, P.L.S.r  [acting as agent for James Gillhooly, free  miner's'certificate No 65858; A. J. Murphy, free  ,miner's certificate No 66035, and Albert Behne,.  .free miner's certificate No 68012, intend to apply,  ;Sixty days from date hereof, to the Mining-Recorder for a certificate of improvements for tlie  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 certificate'of improvements..  !��� Dated this 14th day ot January, 185)7.  '       R. El PALMER, P.L.S  '��� And.further take notice that action, under-.Sec-  tion'37,* must be commenced before the .issuance  of such .certificates .of .improvements...  Dated this 21st day of January, 1897.     ja24-ma24  RIENZI, MINERAL   CLAIM.  One of the most odd and ludicrous documents  ever published in an official paper is that regard-1  ing the registration of the British Columbia Min- J  ing Co.,Xtd., details of which appeared in the  British Columbia-Gazfctte.   The head office of the  said company is situated at Suffolk House, Lawrence Pountney Hill, in the City of London, England.    The objects for which the company is  established art:���" To acquire property, real or  personal, corporeal or*incorporeal' and/rights of  any and every discription in or to oe exercised in  -British ColUmbia,*fVa"ncouver ' North-West -Terri  tories, Canada, and all or any otherparfc of -North  America and the adjacent islands, whether the  same shall be from time tbtime paffrof the British  .Empire or not-,! The idea of geography expressed  in the foregoing is rich.  Tiie Leading Liar,  PINELOG MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. ' Located on' the divide  between Springer and Ten Mile creeks and  8 miles from Slocan Lake.  Take notice that I��� Alfred Driscoll. as agent  for the Bondholder Mining Co.', limited liability, free miner's certificate "No 67899.'intend,  sixty days from date hereof, to'apply to the Mitf;���  ing Recorder tor a certificate-ot improvements,  for tlie purpose of obtaining a Crown'GFrarit 61'  the above claim.    "'       '      "      ������������-���  Andturther, take notice that action under sec-  tion'37 must be commenced before, the igsutSn<?e,  of such certificate ot "improvements.  ' Dated tliis 14th .day oi January ,1897.  MINNEAPOLIS MINERAL CLAIM.  going to school, thank you.  hero of  recQgni-  Jim Hemsworth is the  Kootenay, and some public  tion should be given him tor the nervy  act he recently performed in saving  his comrades at the sacrifice of his  .'irm.  THE   ARABS   TRUST.  We are often amused at the manner  i n which some promoters of mining  stock companies do business. With  no capital except their gall they will  stock almost anything for a million  and advertise for suckers in the east.  The result very often puts us in mind  of the following; way in which some  city Arabs formed a trust :������  "Danny, Patsy and Jimmy, were  going down street  Patsy found, a nickel.:-;  Then the ques  tion rose, what to dp with the wealth  iiar said;  "Well, you fellows own some pretty bright live  stock, but I don't think any of them compare  with my educated katydid. *  "What does'it do?"  '���My wise's sister is a schoolm'am, and has taught  ��� he insect to say 'Kathary did.'  Independent as the Proverbial Hog.  A prospector named O'Connor, who was in  Rossland last week, reports having found a ledge  in the St. Mary's country, between Kaslo and  Fort Steele which assayed 40 ounces in gold to  the ton. He declines to seta price on his find,  saying he has enough there to keep him rich by  packing it out on horseback.  Greenwood  Lots  Go  Up..  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of the  ' District of West Kootenay.     Located on  , Payne Mountain, adjqinjingthe R. E.-Lee and  '. - Waiiacot't.  r|UKE NOTICE, that I, John Carne Blandy, of  1 Kaslo," B. C.,' acting as .agent for P. M.-Hayes  and' S.'. Weese,- Free -.Miner's certificates Nos."  65801 and 66297; intend, sixty days from the date  here-of; to'.apply to the Mining Recorder, for a  certificate of improvements" for the purpose of ob-*  taining a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And f urther^'takernotice that action, under sec-,  tion 37 must be commenced before the issuance,  of such certificate of improvements. -  Dated this 14th day of January, 1897.  ; JOHN CARNE fiLANDY, Agent.  BONDHOLDER MINERAL CLAIM.  Situated * in the Slocan Mining Division of West  ���: ���;< Kootenay District.- Located in Reed and Ten-  . ������* flerfobtr Basin;    '   -TAKE*"NOTICE that I. C. W. Callahan, free  f. -' ^niner's certificate Np. C5370, intend sixty days  from the date hereof, to apnly^ to the Mining Re  corder" for] a^certific-ate of improvements, for the  purposejof obtaining a crown/grant of the above  claiih. ���  And further take notice that action, under section  37/ Imust be commenced, before the issuance of  such, certificate df improvements.  Dated this 21st day of January, 1897.      ja2l -maai  I    {    PURCELL   MINERAL   CLAIM.  ,Situ?ite in the'Slocan Mining Division of West  ''--   Kootenay District.   Located on the north slope  of the'south fork of Carpenter creek  TAKE NOTICE that I. J, H. Gray, acting as  agent for the "Purcell".Mining Corporation,  ���Limited,(Foreign),free miner's certificate No.8tJ993,  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 87, must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements,  Dated this 28th day of December, 1896.  '  12-28  NOTICE  A Rossland syndicate has bought fifty-six lots  in the Greenwood, B.C., townsite, pay ing therefor  ���s10,6jO;- Lots which last summer were' selling at  *30 and ���150 each are. now in good demand kt $500.  QTIGE.  I  S. T. WALKER, hereby give notice that I  intend sixty days after date making application to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works for'permission to lease the following described timbered lands :���  Commencing at a stake planted on the north  limit of Teh Mile (lOVereek, about 3 miles east of , ���. .      T..  Slocan Lake, thence north 20 chains, thence east Situated in the Slocan .Mining Div  40 chains, thence south 10 chains, thence east 20 1 -Kopten'ay; located adjoining Sloe;  chains, thence south  10 chains, thence east 10 ~ ~ ��� "  I chains, thence south 10 "chains, thence east 10  Said Danny,   "let's git up a cigar  trust.    I'll  be de president, 'Jimmy'  10  ������   Anxr    ���ri1iQri j chains, tliehce south 20 chains, thence east 10  One   aay,    Wlieu | chiins, tlieiice south  10 chains, thence east 20  chains, thence south 20 chaius, thence east 10  chains,'" tfiehce south 10 chains, thence east 10  chains, thence south 40 chains to the s.e. corner,  ���thence.followihg the hbrth boundary of Ten Mile  creek north'westerly to point of commencement,  and icontainipg 60tf acre.��i more or less. .  Dated February l��th. 1^97. fe.biG a pin I  Situate in the Slocan Min,ing. Division of West  Kootenay District: "Located, on the .'divide  between Springer and 'Ten. Mile creeks, and  8 miles from Slocan Lake.    '  Take notice that I, Alfred Driscoll, as agent  for the Bondholder Mining Co., limited liability, free.miner's certificate JNo; 67899,.intend."  Sixty days from date hereof, fo:>pply .^the'Mbv.  ing Recorder for a certificate of improvements  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  the above claim.    *  And further, take notice that action ,under section 37 must be commenced1 before' tlie issuance  of such certificate of iniprdvements.     '������   {  Datedthis.14thday of*January, 1897.  WINDSOR AND SILVER SMITH MINERAL  ,'-'' A.V:.: /".claims' ' :  .' "'" V" ":"-"  (VTOTICE   IS   HEREBY   GIVEN    THAT  60  ilJ .days from date I, v William H. Wall, intend  to make application to'the Chief Commissioner of  Lands ancl Works for permission to purchase  three hundred and twenty acres of unreserved  Crown iland, situated on. Lemon Creek, at or  near the point where it is" joined hy its second  North Fork, in thev Slocan Mining Divison, in  the countv of Kootenay, and described .as follows :���Commencing at a south-west corner post  No. 1,   thence running north 5280 feet to post No.  2, thence east 2640 feet to post No. 3", thence south  5280 feet to post No. 4, thence Iwest' 2640' feet to  plaice of commencement.  Dated at New Denver, B.C., Jan. 14th, 1897.  ja24ma24 W. H.  WALL.  NOTICE.  Division of West  aii Star.;  ' '  TAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T. Twigg,agent  X; for Byron N. White Co., Free Miner's Certificate1 No. '"64921, intend;.sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining"Recorder for  certificates of improvements, fer the* purpose, of  obtaining a. Crown; t gi'aiit, of. each .'bf': the above  claims. .       -.;���������. -  And further take notice that action under Section  37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificates of improvements,  Datad this 31 day of December. 189<v 12-81  "VTOTICE is hereby giyen that application, will  ���^ will be made to the Legislative Assembly of  the Province of British Columbia, at its next  session, for an act incorix>rating a.Company for  the purpose of establishing.. water: work^ 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 iaylpipejs and erect flumes for the conveyance  and supply;thereof;,.the watertobe.obtained from  Springer aiid Climax (greeks, near the town of  Brandon'.-aforesaid;*and for all the other.necessary .rights, powers and privileges which are in-,  cidentalor conducive to the attainment of the  above obj&icta.y  DaWalNew Denver, B. C, this 12th day pf  January, A.. D. 1897. R. B. KERR;  ja!4; Solicitor for the Applicants. Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  5  PROPOSED   KAILROAD   BUILDING.  All Lines Being: Set in the Direction of  West Kootenay.  At present there are- two ambitious railroad  schemes on foot, designed especially to enable  Victoria to reap a direct.benetit; from* the mining  boom which has now set?in; Both are 1;able to  absorb the serious attention of tlie Dominion government, as well as that of this province,-during  the next few months. One"ofthese is .to;; build a  road fram some point in the mainland )where good  ferry connections could be made with Victoria,  direct through to Rossland and Trail, the aim  being,to.get;aUnesouthoftheCiP.R. and Cover  the rick Boundary.district as well as West Kootenay. A1 delegation is now in Ottawa conferring  with the Dominion government on this project.  The other is the British Pacific'road into the  Cariboo country. This is the enterprise in which  R. P. Rithet is so deeply concerned. The proposed  line of this road leaves Bute inlet, 300 miles north  of Victoria, iand runs to Barkerville 276 miles.  The distance from Victoriat to Bute inlet would  be covered by steamejrs; the.whole distance from  there to Barkerville being 576 miles. One of the  great advantages claimed for this scheme is that  ii would be independent, of the CP.R. ���  Another plan for getting into Cariboo is to build  a railroad irom Ashcrolt to Barkerville, a distance  of 310 miles. Ashcroit is on the main line of the  ���C.P.R., and any road built from there into Cariboo  wouldneces*<arily.be tied up with that system..  From reliable sources,.it has. been learned that,  negotiations  are being" conducted-between the*  ���Canadian .Pacific  Railway  Company and, the'  S. F. & N. F. S. Railway companies with a view  to the acquisition of the latter roads by the Can-,  adian Pacific.   The company has, not tlie field to  itself- ho we ver as severaF of tlie large American  roads are said to be bidding against'--it -for the  Corbinroads.  Wit and Humor.  Marshall Turenne happening one hot day to be  looking out of a wind.w of his-ante-chamber, a  servant entered the room, and, deceived by his  dress, mistook him for one of the under-cooks. He  came softly behind him, and, with a hand which  was not one of the lightest, gave him a violent  slap on the* shoulder.-- The .Marshall .-instantly  turned about, andthe fellow, frightened.out of his  wits, bel.e:d the ; face - of h �����; master. -j Down he  dropped on his knees. "Oh! my lord, I thought  it was George,"  - ^Andstpposeithadbeen George,", replied the  Marshall, ''you need not have struek so hard."  Gibbs��� By Jove! I'm hungry enough to eat a  horse.  Briggs (passing him the corn)���Try a cauple of  cobs.  Voice (at the telephone)���Major,-will you please  ,bring your family ��� and - lake supper /with us next  Sunday ?  Servant girl (replying back through the tele-  phoneJ-j-Master and Misses arc not in at present;  bufethey can't come to. supper, as it'3 my Sunday  outl"  KOOTENAY LAKE SERVICE.  The - C.P.R'.   Making - Arrangements  to  Oreatly Improve It.  The C.P.R. is contemplating extensive improvements in the Kootenay lake service. Early in the  spring a double steamer service will be inaugur.  ated between Trail and Arrowhead, which will  give a daily boat each way.  For this purpose two new boats- are being built,  one of which is already well underway, and wil1  be pushed to completion as rapidly as possible. It  is designed on the same plan as the Nakusp,except  that it will have only two decks. It will, ue used,  for passengers and ireight. It will travel between  - Arrowhead and Robson; on .alternate days with  the Nakusp. The "steamer Trail will make daily  trips bet\v$en\Trail andiR,o,bson, eonnefiting daily  with the upper lake boats at the latter point. This  will give both freight and- passengers-daily cou-;  nectio'n hetweeu..Trail and'Revelstoke.  The other new boat, which will not be finished  until about June 1. will be designed especially for  passenger and express service and. nonreight will;  be handled. It will be, the fastest boat in the  inland waters and will niake the trip every day  between Arrowhead, and, Trail. Jt, will* leave*  AiTowhcad at 8 o'clock each.-morning,-#nd  coming dhectly .through, wiiL reaclK-Trail.at 6  o'clock in'tlie evening. After an hour's slop there  it will turn around and run back, .to Arrowhead  that night. "    "  "How is that baby of yours, Sniggina ?"  "He's a born fighter, Snobs.   Always  arms/  up in  Another   Promising Gamp.  Tlie town of Ferguson, in the Lardeau district,  '.offers great, inducements to business men. At  -present ihere*isonly-one store and'$nhotel"on the  xo\?nsite, but the numbbr of claims already workings give ample, foundation, for the- belief-that  Ferguson will be a prosperous camp.,.,The ore. is  a high/grade silver and carries oppeK, and % some  of, it gold. The town can be reached by rail,  .steamer or sleigh from Revelstoke. The hest"  known group, is the Great Northern. .. Some ot  -these claims are being worked,by the Horne-  ��� Payne syndicate.' The Great Northern is the  only claim in the group which is shipping ore.,  ���It was first discovered 20 yeai-s ago, but lack of  transportation facilities and the natural inac-  cesssibility of the country, have kept back devel-  oprnun - work. .The Queen .of the Hills is showing  up so well that it certainly will be a shipper in the  summer. On the Silver Cup'group the" owners  are<working right along and shipping high grade  ore from it. The Tower and Sunshine, ooth extensions oi t\e Silver Cup, are'.preparing ,to .ship  ore. Two oihers, the Baashot and Great American, with a little more development work should  be on t ie list of shippers soon. * The Horn group  ot 18 or 20 claims and the Poole <group, also containing a.large number of claims, all nave good  showings, some of them having large bodies of ore,  in sight.  In,.N��W5 Hands.  anee  The immense discoveries on Kokanee-  Creek led to thetfdrmatiion of the���  Canadian Mining MilliBg:.Mm���ltiiig Co., Ltd  which has taken over  the  following1  choice claims:'  FuliSized  Homestretch,  Glacier 4,  Two Snowbirds,  Clara G.  CAPITAL,.;S2;000,060-^2,000,000 SHARES  400i000isharosfor development now-in treasury;  , TJie Revelstoke Mining Go: has been formed in  London, Eng., lately totake*6ver'the?business *oi  thepld company. Its capital is ��10,000 in .��7 ,5s,  ,'ThiB. is exactly the- amount-which;-rumor has it,  was asked for the fealty of the Revelstoke Smelter Go,, and, the-Mail says j- confirms- the opinion  that a new concern will take hold of the town-  site.  SHORT-COPBEBf SUPPXY.  This May-Enhence tlie Value of Canadian  -_ Mines.  The Boston market for eopper-stockis attracting  .considerable,; attention ,in other cities:. Dealings  have been lai'ge, and, while the average of prices  has not reached the point touched duringjl895, the  condition of the actual copper market promises  continued-interest, in copper stock speculation.  The recent,demand for, copper..both.in .America  and in Europe, has been exceptionally heavy, the  increase being chiefly due to thp growing use of  copper wire for electrical purposes. The application of electricity on the Continent, particularly  in Austria-Hungary and Germany, is extending  rapidly, and an enormous, demand, for copper in  those countries has depleted the general stock. . .  The demand may exceed the supply in the  future. The total production of copper in the  United states last vear "was 202.640 tons, a gain of_  about 100 per cent, over the previous year. The  production of foreignjcpuntries having the larger'  mines- ,was '86,419 tons, last year. In 1890 tne  exports of copper from the United. States, were  124,659. tons, the domestic-consumption having-  been 77,981 tons. Exports now average between  10,000 and 11,000 tons per month.  This may be considered as good news to the  owners ,of Ontario copper mines and *������ British  Columbia gold-copper properties.  New -District;of Harrison Lake.  and  now on   the  market  selling at 1\cents  This: stock is hound to go up, as1 any prospector in  ' the district,who has been on the,-property can tell  ��� you5 that-the croppingson^ the Homestretch exceed  almost anything"yet ^discovered"in the "Kootenay.  The original, owners form the company aridvstock is  sellingJon its own merits.  Call; on or write to the Secretary "for prospectuses.  Ore can be-seen afoffiee.  LEIGHTON.& WILLIAMSjMining Operators-^ Brakers;'  Box 111, Sandon,"EC.  '*��  11111H1  fiiiiii  nT'-i I     i f"'li-|1 tnUiviMi 1 I  'JU.  New York Tailor  :   Vancouver^  Largest ta;loring~e$tablish-  mentin-B. C.y-now open a  , branch at   :       :       :       :  SANDON ._  i  with a fullline of    :  Cloths, (Gent's  Furnishings,  Clothing, Etc.  Travelers will, call frequently at  the various towns" withsamples.  (  j  f  g^!!Fe?S-aj-^  (W \W ;iBSB EWH K .    Manufacturers and fImporters of.  r  i  A  i  1  S  1  1  UNDERTAKING and EM��AtM1|ijx3;  SHANNON'S.0BLOCK, NEW DENVER, B.C.  in  The Harrison Lake dis rict, which lies 60 miles  east of Vancouver and 20 miles north of the C.P.R.  was not known as a mineral country before Aug  ust of last year, but since that time there have  been somewhere in the neighborhood of 100  claims staked off.The first one to discover mineral  there was J. O. Tretheway.who staked oif the  Providence claim, which is now shipping pre to  the Everett smelter. .This is spoken of as one of*  the wonderful properties of British Colunibia,it  having paid from tne grass-roots and as the shaft  goes down the ore improves in- richness, the average assays at a depth of 17 feet being- $200- to the  ton. The rock in this claim with a very fine  grade of silver and is of a darkish color,resembling  the native silver ore found in Montana.  There are a number of other -very promising  locations on the lake, one of which is ..a*, galena  proposition and situated about a mile south.of the  Providence. This is said to be now under bond  to Vancouver people for a nice little, sum.�� It is  confidently stated by practical men- who-^have11  visited Harrison Lake recently, that it is destined  to be one of the wealth producers of the Province  and owing to. the-splendid shipping facilities  much lower'grade ores may be .{handled- from  there than from any other part of British Columbia.  We le;id4h First-Glassvwork.  3 fine Bath Rooms in connection.  Sea Salt; Baths without extra charge.  MRS. A. KLEINSMIDT.  Clifton.-House,  ���������Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large number of people. - The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided with everything in the market.  Sample Rodms for-Commercial Travelers.  John Buckley, Prop,  D  B. A. MILLOY,  Dentist.  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKERS.  Office :  Blacks Hotel,  SANDON B.C.  I1ANTTIUSIG CO.,  Pianos; Organs, Sheet Music,  Musical Supplie*,;Sewing Machines  and Supplies.  ^"Mailorder? receive prompt attention.  Spokane, Wash G  THE   LEDGE.  Fourth Year.  BANK OF  BRITISH NORTH AMERICA  Established in 1836.  Incorporated by Royal. Charter in 1840  GENERAL   MINING   NOTES.  The new addition to the  LELAND  HOUSE  , Makes it one of the Largest and. most  Paid-up Capital $4,866,666  Reserve Fund     1,338,333  London  Office���3 Clements  St., hj. C.  Lane,  Lombard  MRS. D. A. McDonald.  COURT  J. H. Brodie  John James C��,tcr  Gaspard Farrer  Henry R. Farrer  Richard H. Glyn  OF   DIRECTORS.  E. A. Hoare  H. J. B. Kendallj  J. J. Kingsford  Frederic Lubbock  Geo. D. Whatman  Secretary���A. G. Wailis.  Head Offtce in Canada���St. James St.,  Montreal,  TT. Stikeman, - -        General Manager  J. Elmsly, 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. Wmmpeg.Man. Brandon, Man.  Kas'.o, BC, Trail, BC,  AGENTS IN THE UNITED STATES, ETC.  New York-52 Wall Street-W. Lawson & J. C.  Welsh.  Siu Francisco~124 Sansom St.���H. M. I. Mc-  Michael and J. R. Ambrose.  London Bankers���The Bank of Englahd Messrs  Glyn & Co.  Foreign Agents���Liverpool���Bank of Liver  pool. Scotland���National Bank of Scotland  Limited, and branches. Ireland���Provincial  Bank of Ireland,,Ltd., and branches. National  Bank, Ltd., and branches. Australia���Union  Bank of Australia, Ltd. New Zealand���Union  Bank of Australia, Ltd. India, China and Japan  ���Mercantile Bank of India, Ltd. Agra-Bank,  Ltd. West Indies���Colonial Bank. Paris-  Messrs. Marcuard, Krauss et Cie.   Lyons���Credit  Lvonnais.  GEORGE KYDD, Managei  Sandon, BC  First Bank Established in the Slocan  Iii!  Incorporated by Royal Charter 1862.  Capital (with power to increase) $2,920,000  Reserve       480,636  Head Office : 60 LomburdStreet, London, Eng.  branches:  In British Columbia:���Victoria, Vancouver,New  Westminister ,Nanaimo,Kamloops,NELSON,.  KASLO and SANDON, (Slocan District).  In the United States:���San Francisco and Portland.  There has been a steady increase since 1890 in  the output of British Columbia mines. The product of that year was worth -2,6(58,000, and in 1896  the output had increased to the value of *7,146.000.  The entire mineral output is shown to be worth  .,"100,931,000.  The Big Bend district promises .to develope jComfortable Hotels in Kootenaj^.  some great properties tliis season.   This district  has long been famous as a great placer and later  as a hydraulic camp, and now it is to be a quartz I jsr^^KXJSF  producer. *  : 1  Some extensive copper and gold discoveries are  being made on Skeena River about eighty  miles above the mouth of the stream. The  ledges are from twenty to eighty feet in width and  traceable for a long distaiice, the ore assaying  *120 in copper, gold and silver.  The Snowshoe-Southern Belle tunnel is looking  exceedingly well. A drift is now being run on  the streaks of ore which appeared some time ago,  and there is more and more the appearance ot  consolidation of these streaks into one solid body.  A great deal of black oxide of copper has come in,  and copper glance has been found.   This is the  The  B.  O  The GRA7ND HOTEL  European and American Plan.  Headquarters for Mining Men  "���  IB1*"����  Bus.  Cafe, and Elevator service all night..  richest form  common  of copper, and it is by no means  IDAHO   PAYS   A   DIVIDEND.  The directors of the Idaho Mining and Milling  Co., declared a dividend of $20,000 on Saturday  last. The sum of $23,000 had been paid at different  times proceeding the first regular monthly dividend, making a total of $132,000. These dividends  have been paid in addition to large sums expended  in improvements, which have been paid for from  the earnings of the mine. The Idaho is one of the  best known mines in the Slocan. It was one of.  the early locations. A. E. Humphreys of Duluth  W. H. and W. C. Yawkey of Detroit and J. D.  Fan-ell of Spokane are the principal .owners.  FRANK WATSON. Proprietor.  SPOKANE, - - WASH.  of Briti  Agents and Correspondents:',.  CANADA:���Canadian Bank of Commarce,  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  Xrancisco Bank, Ltd., Tacoma. The Puget  Sound National Bank; Seattle. The Exchange  National Bank, Spokane. AUSTRALIA AND  NEW ZEALAND:���Bank of Australasia.  HONOLULU:   Bishop & Co,  BIElSJ-RrS" IF1, 3s�� YTT03ST,  Liooal nsdCa.xi&goi?.  SeundLoriL Branch.  MeiB Falls & 1  New Kootenay Lumber   Co  Messrs. Hewitt Bostock, M. P., Archer Martin  and Ian Coltart, of Victoria, have organized and  incorporated the Kootenay Lumber Co., Ltd.,  with head offices in Victoria and capital stock ot  i��100,000. The object of this incorporation is to  acquire the business of the present Kootenay  Lumber Co. at Lardeau ami the whole of the real  an i personal property of that company; and to  carry on the lumber business in all its branches.  STRATHERN,  Jeweler  KASLO CITY. .     B.C  TI19 only Practical Watchmaker in the Kootenay. District. Orders by mail -eceive prompt  attention.  ILL WORK GUARANTEED  sp  awmill  ' Having placed some new machinery  in our Mill, we are prepared to fur  nish ah kinds of rough and dressed  Lumber  and Shingles  at Reduced Prices  "Have you any trouble in meeting your credit.  ors, old chap ?"  Artist-^-No difficulty whatever. Meet- 'em  everywhere, old boy."  The Iron Mask vein has at last been  cut by the cross-cut from the big" tunnel at a depth from the surface of 210  feet. This chute of ore had already,  been explored to a depth of 90 feet by  a shaft and subsequently to adepthof  20 feet more by an up-raise from the  long*-' tunnel. . The clean ore body is  15 inches wide and. averages $45 per  ton.  PRICE LIST:  Rough Lumber, narrow,  44 "        wide.  Joist and Scantliny, sized up to  18 feet long,  8 ' to 24 '  21 'to 30 '  Flooring, T & G, 6 "  " ���<    4 "  V jc int Ceiling, ^ '  " Rustic,  Shiplap,  Surfaced Dressed \  �� $10 00  $11 OOto  12 ..  11 ..  ' 12 ..  13 ..  20 ..  22 ..  1 '   22 ..  19 ..  14 ..  13 ..  A liberal  discount on large orders for Cash,  PETER GENELLE & Co  T. D. WOODCOCK,  SLOCAN CITY.  Also dealer in Imported and Domestic  Cigarsv, Tobaccoes, Cigarettes; Confectionery, etc. >  Newmarket Blonk; New Denver'  Dealer in���  Hardware, Tinware,  Building Paper,  Stoves,   Dynamite,  Nails,   Glass,   Putty,    Wood   Fibre  Pails and Tuba.,  J. D. Farrell has, with other Spo-  kanites, bought a $ interest in the  claims Keciprocity and Lillian, extensions of the Payne mine.  Mew  Denver  --A/**. HAS THE  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red  Mountain  RAILWAYS  The only all rail route without change  f cars between Nelson and Eossland  hd 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.  \ Lkavk.        ' -" Arrive.  0:00 a.m.        NELSON        5:20 p.m.  10:80 " ROSSLAND      3:25   "  7:00 a.m.       SPOKANE       7:00 p.m.  ('lose connection with Steamers for Kaslo and  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle  River and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with stage daily.  MRS. W. W. MERKLEY.  Has always on hand a large stock of  Dry and Fancy Goods,  Millinery and"  Gents' Furnishings.  Northwest  And  Best Furnished Rooms^^In the Dining^  in the Slocan Capital, iftff      C^Room every  -Aftto.,       attention is paid to guests, ^^^fa-  and , on the tables are placed the best viands obtainable.  MANAGER  JAS. DELANEY,  Orrilla Bertrand, President  Florence N. Kent, Secretary  - A n n A M. keiser, General Manager  THIS TOWNSITE, is situated a mile  ?*nd a half from the well-known "GALENA FARM  MINES, and having an unchallenged monopoly  of the trade of * '  Or  Promoters and  Dealers in  ILE  is now on the Market.  lots apply to  Correspondence solicited with parties having  good properties for sale or properties for development.  Address Secretary���  pdkane,Wasli.,U.  NEW   DENVER, B. 6.  Turner, Beeton & Co.  "Wholesale Merchants, Shippers and Importers.  VICTORIA,   B. C.  "LONDON",  ENG.  Kootenay Branch���NELSON, B. C,  A larpre stock of all sized bags always on hand in Nelson Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  Jf   S. ANDREWS.  NOTARY PUBLIC,  CONVEYANCER,  ETC., ETC.  MINING &  REAL ESTATE BROKER.  Slocan City, B C  Sole agent for the Canadian   Fire Insurance  Company  No Irish  Need Apply.  TTOWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S M, London, Eng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties  examined   aud reported on   for  m  tending purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical Laboratory, Belle-  vue ave, New Denver, B.C.  TIT   W. BRUNER, M. D  Physician & Surgeon.  Three Forks, B.C.  A full line of Drugs and Perscription Remedies  kept on hand.  D  R. A. S. MARSHALL..  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago  GWILLIM & JOHNSON, -  (MeGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Shame on the lips that utter it;  Shame on the hands that write;  Shame on the page that publishes  Such slander to the light.  I feel my blood with lightning speed  Through all my veins fast fly,  At that old taunt forever new,  No Irish need apply.  Are not our hands as stouv and strong,  Our hearts as warm and true,  As their's who fling this mock at us  To cheat us of our due?  While'neath our feet God's earth stands firm,  And 'bove her head His sky, fc  Where there, is honour to be won  There Irish need apply.  Oh, have not glorious things been done  By Jrish hearts and hands ?  Are not her deeds emblazoned  Over many seas and lands?  There may-be tears on Ireland's cheek,  But still her heart beats high,  And where there's valor to-he shown���  There Irish need apply.,  Wherever noble thoughts are nursed  And noble words are said,  Wherever patient faith endures,  Where hope itself seems dead���  Wherever wit and genius reign  And heroes tower high,  Wherever manly toil prevails���  The Irish will apply.  Wherever.woman's love is.pure  -   As soft, unsullied snow,  Wherever woman's cheek, at tales  Of injury, will glow���  Wherever pitying tears are shed  And breathed is feeling's sigh,  Wherever kindliness is sought���  .   The Irish need apply.  If there is aught of tenderness. ,  If there is aught of worth,  If there's a trace of heaven left  ��� Upon our sinful earth :  If, there are noble, steadfast hearts   -  That uncomplaining die.  To tread like them life's thorny road������  The Irish will apply;  Till on Killarney's waters blue  The soft stars cease to shine,  Till round the parent oak no more  The ivy loves to twine,  Till Nephin' topples from his place  And Shannon's stream runs dry���  For all that's great and good and pure  The Irish need apply.  The Newmar  New Denver, B.C.  Is situated on the banks of the beautiful Slocan Lake, and guests can sit upon  tho balcony and gaze upon 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 wallpaper, act. 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 tlie most modern, as well as ancient brands of  nerve producers.  Goldbugs, Silver Democrats, Canadian Capitalists, Prospectors, Miners,  Tende.rfeet, Ten Mile Millionaires and Pilgrims of every shade In politics, re-  ligion or wealth are welcome at this hou^e.  Stranger,  make for the Newmarket when yoi reach the Slocan metropolis and do not for  get the Landlord's namej;  it is  Henry Stege,  May never be a second Butte, but it will'be  and is now  The  Slocan City,  rk RETHEWEY & BUCKE,  W. I; Trethewey, E. M  M. A. Bucke, M. E  Mining Engineers  Kaslo, B C  SHORT   ITEMS.  Examinations, reports, assays, analysis, underground plans.      Fifteen years experience  Tie Prospctors'Assay Office  Biandcn, B. 0,  Assay Price List:  Gold, Silver, or Lead, each  $l.��0  Gold, Silver and Lead, combined  3 00  , Gold and Silver  2 00  Silver and Lead ." :  2 00  Copper (by Electrolysis)  2 00  Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead   4 50  Gold and Copper  2 50  Silver and Copper ���*.  2 00  Gold, Silver and Copper  3 00  Platinum.........;................ ...... 5 00  Mercury..:............................... 2. 00  Iron orManganese.;..;...........:.....; . 2 00  Lime, Magnesium, Barium, Silica, Sul-  phur,each....|...................... 2 00  Bismuth, Tin, Cobalt,Nickel,'Antimony,-������  Zinc, and Arsenic, each...;.......... 4 00  Coal (Fixed Carbon, VolatileMatter, Ash,  and percentage of Coke, if Coking  vOal)  4 0  Terms:  Cash With .Sample.  June 20th, 1��95.  Judge���Are you opposed to capital punishment ?  ���The Juror (a Populist)���No, sir l< we belive in  punishing capital.  Frank  (her  cousin)���Well, you see, she has  neither face, figure nor money ; it's simply a case  B  c   ��f ueck or nothing with her.  Schoolmaster���Ten cents one dime; now go on.  What do ten dimes make;  Boy���They make one very glad these times.  "Lemme see; what is that saying about the  great oak growing from the little acorn V"  "Oh, that isn't an oak any more; it's a chestnut."  Inquisitive Boy���Say, pop* what does the boa  constrictor tie himself up in a hard knot like that  for ?  Pop���Oh, that's to remind himself of something  when he wakes ujj.  "Yes, our boy has the most remarkable muscular development you ever saw."  "Better make a prize-fighter out of him."  .   "No, we can'c.   He's tongue tied."  The married man who has been en joving himself with a convivial, party till 2 a. rii. cannot  smooth things over with his wife by bringing her  home a bunch of chrysanthemums unless he can  pronounce them too.  Spats���I was introduced last night to Soho's  wife, and she has a wonderful command of  language. Socratoots���She ought to have, for she  won the first prize in a world-building competition.  Its location in the.,centre of what, is admitted,to be the -.  richest-silver, distriefcon earth cannot help,iW.ith,thQtunsur- ��  passed scenery that surronnds 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'GILLVRAY  396  Assayer and Ann if  Wanted:;  (lood Silver-Lead  Properties t*���*<***^e  Cowgili & PugsJey,  Members Spokane Miirrr ^Tcharige, Spokane  Wash,  "This prosperity yawp in all the newspapers is  making all kinds oi trouble for me."  "How so ?"  "Well, I'd like to know what kind of a song  and dance I can give my landlord this month."  Jaspar���Jones must be getting along better and  making money now.  Jumpuppe���Why ?  Jaspur��� He owes me money and he dodges out  of my way now instead of meeting me brazenly  .'as he. used'to.'  "This is pretty stout butter," declared Mr. Newly with a, frown that was deep for a. man who  had been married but a month.  "Don't scold, dearie," urged his pretty little  wife. "It'll not occur again. I have bought a  churn and ordered buttermilk to be delivered  regularly. Hereafter we'll-have sweet, fresh,  butter.  An illiterate young man once got a friend to  write a letter for him to his sweetheart. The  letter was rather prosaic for a love-letter, and he  felt that an apology was due to his sweetheart  for its lack of tender nothings. It was as follows:  "Please excuse the mildness of this here letter, as  the chap wots 'ritin' is a married man, and he  says he can't bide any softsoapine���it alius gives  him the spazzums."  Ah, she was young and beautiful,  And had a heart of gold-  She gave her seat within the car  Unto a woman old :  And then I heard her whisper to  A girl friend near at hand:  "That deadly car stove blazing there  Was more than I could stand.  SLiQCM^N"' HOSPITAL,  iNDSTW  DENVER,,   B. O.  This Hospital which was opened in August, 1895, for the benefit of the  Miners in the Slocan.Districfc Hinder the ihedicaL superintendence of Dr. J. E.  Brouse with thoroughly.competeiattprofessionai,attendants,, is.equipped with  all appliances and-conveniehce'sraccessary for the treatment of Surgical and  Medical cases. Situated as it ds'i^ithe; shore of Sleeaii���Lake,it.affords every  advantage for the treatment qftifevetf ^ases, the water supply and altitude  being more favorable than, any other point in the district.  Annual tickets entitling the holder in case of sickness or accident to  all the privileges of the Hospital, including free^ Medical and Surgical  attendance, nursing and board, may be secured at TJjpSLVE 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.  Bates for non-subscribers; may. also be obtained on application to  A.   E.   FAUQUIER,  Secretary  McMlLAN & HAMILTON,  Agents for B.C. Sugar 'Refinery and  Royal City Planing Mills.  "Many a man's progress down the stream* of  life," said the Cornfed philosopher, "is woefully  delayed by his getting stuck on a bar."  Doii't overlook Wilson's Hotel when  you are in Slocan Citv.  t  SAADOfl  -Tliis   New  KCoixse,  With the old name, is well equipped to accomodate a large number of Ouests,   The building is  plastered and the rooms are unsurpase'd for comfort in the Slocan, while in .the  Dining Room can be found the best food in the market.  ROBERT   OTJlsn^XbTOT  Proprietor 8  THE   LEDGE.  Fourth  Year.  MINING RECORDS.  Recorded at  New  Denver,   tlie   A.vessmcnts  Transfers and Locations:  ASSESSMENTS.  Feb 10  Picton  Feb 17  4 Ocean  -DanielA McKay  John H Thompson to Jennie L McPhee���i  Xell'e B and i Wisconsin, Feb 8; $r>(50  J T Folev to Fletcher S Andrews���1-32 Shgo  Feb 18 ; Sj03  W Davis to J T Folev���l-O'Prfde, 1 6 Alberni,  1-8 Little Giant, l-(J Mayflower, 1-8 Lyne. Aug 12 ;  -1  Paul Anderson and Chas Anderson to A II  Bremner���The Jennie Lind, Dec ti ; t4,0<J0  Angus R Johnston to Wm Christie���The Black  Bfcs-?,-Febf>: >.l  Same to Same���The B C, Feb ii; HI  Feb 22  Alexander Dodds to C A Teasdale���3. Ophir.Feb  20; ��l,<;00  W L Callanan and T D Tobin to James Gil-  hooly���option on the Alma, St Aubyn and Forlorn Hope. Jan SO; *r30,000  Olaf S Olson to Chas J Grant���1.- Lake View  No (5, Feb If); $500  T si Clement to A C Allen���3J Scotchman, Sept  80; .f200  Wm Thomlinson to J H Corv���8 Satinita, Oct  1; >l  Chas S Rashdall to John H Cory and A C Allen  ���h Gold Bug, Oct 30; ei  T Henderson, S L Goldberg and H Dory lus to  H Y Telfer��� h Lvdia, $2,000  C H Aberdrombie to V C Radclift���?.- Abbie,Fcb  22; *1     .  J H Thompson to Wm Sudrow����� St Charles,  Jan 1; b500'  Win Sudrow, A McDonald and Alexander  Chisholm to Frank Currier Perew���the St Charles  Feb 20; $4,00J  John Holpin and Robert Cooper to Geo Leslie���  & Red Fox and ��  Central Fraction.  Feb 20; ��5,  000      D W Moore ct al  Clndrella���Alexander McPhaden  LOCATIONS,  Feb 12  Nelson Fraction, Galena Farm���A Sproat  Feb 18     ���  Sulphide, Bovd Creek���E M Teeter.  ' R D, New Denver���S T Walker  TRANSFERS.  Feb 12  A R Fiiigland to  W II Robertson���?. AY" H R,  Feb 12,; M  W E Brett and R H Brett to W A Campbell���  The Grey Horse, $5  ., Feb 13 "  Charlott Henderson to John Hamilton Gray���i  Mav aud Flower, June 29; >500  A^E Teeter, J M M Benedum and ViC Rackcliff  to J Tinling���The Free Gold, (Governor Altgeld  and Hoodoo, Dec 24; $20,000  Feb 15  Chas   McNichol to John Buckley���The Cliff,  ��� ' Feb 2; $1  Henry Brook to Wm H Maxwell���The Gold  Finch,'Feb 11; *l  Edward Mahon and Henry L Mahon to Vancouver Group Mining Co.���The Vancouver No 2,  Feb-i; ��G,000  Jas W Ryan to J G McKay���J standare, Feb  15 ; $1  Jas W Ryan to J G McKav���\ Emma No 2.  Febl5;*l  Bridget McCue to Patrick McCue����� Alice, Oct  ii; $i  Hugh Mann and Alexander R Mann to E J  Field���The Maud E and Winnipeg Girl, Feb 9;  $1,000  "Chas Nicholson to Phillip J Hickey���The Ben-  digo, Feb 15; $1  John G Wiliiimsto the Sunshire Mining Cc-All  interest in Sunshine, Yakima,' Monday and Oregon, Jan 30; $1  Robert McFerran and James Gilhooley to the  Sunshine Mining Co.���All interest in Yakima,  Sunshine, Oregon, Monday and Mine, ifl  ��JAndrew J Murphy to Sunshine Mii.ing Cc���All  incerest in Yakima", Sunshine, Monday, Oregon  aiid Maine, Dec 1; &L  James Gilhooly to Sunshine   Mining Cn���All  'inter s, in Y; k ma, Sanshine, Mohdr.y,   (.'rer'on  . and Mine, fcl  Feb 16  E J Field, C H Thompson, H C Bell and F A  Davis to W C Jones as trustee for Miller Creek  Mining Co���All interest in the Wonderiul Fraction, Sampson and New Springfield: Nov 11; ��1,  Daniel McKay, David McKay and W L Smith  to H A Barton���The Picton, Feb 15 ; $1,000  E W Nettleton to H E Graves���1-6 Nancy  Hanks ard Puenta, Feb 5; Si  James Gilhooly to James Gordon Marshall���  Bond,of US,000 on the Iron Horse, Feb 8  Geo J Atkins to Geo E Milligan���'.*- Idaho, Jan  27; *1  Wm Thomlinson to J MAshton���J- Gettysburg  Feb 10, *250  Feb 17  Chas Neuhous to Jas D Ryan���\ Keystone, Feb  17 ; $1 '  John H Thompson to D W Moore��� \ Ocean,  Sept 29; $1  Mrs J L McPhee to D W Moove���\ Ocean, Feb  8 : *150  W H McVay to the-Lucky George Mining Co���  1-3 Lucky George, Innusfail and  Beaver, Feb 4 ;  *1  John P Miller to' John D McCallum���l-ifi Ver.  dii,:-l  Fi-b 18  Wm  H  Crawford to  G  B  Perry���The Lost  Cabin, ��1  Thos Mulvey to Flet2l.e:- S Anfr^ws-'J Morning  Siar. tOOO  Jchn Lawson to Ed Dunn���.\- Rokaima and  Barrie, Oct 10; *1  i��d Dunn to Geo C Leonard���i Rokaima, Jan 4;  !rl  John King and Jaspar King to Thos Wren���J  Waterloo, Jan 20; $750  Ourt Pearson to C W Harrington���1-6 F. L C.  Itcuo, Get There Eli, V & Al and Occidental, Feb  10 ; SSOO   ,  Geo M SoRelle to C W Harrington���9-20 F L C,  Reno, Get There Eli, V & M itnd Occindental,]BTeb  10; ^725  '.    .���:������- - .'���  .      ;.*' ,* ..  Hugh'Dohenv to John,Ryan���3 Bell Fraction,  ��� Feb15; $1    ,'-*���     :��� \  Geo 1 Ludlow.'Esterbrooks.-to Emma Gray���1  MableS,Feb 13; ^1     '  Wm R Beattie to J Tinling���the Liberty, Jan  25, .S,000  Daniel McLennan and Robt McLennan to Pat  rick Burns���Deloriane and Boulder No 2, Feb 13  ':12/)!i0  W H Fcfeto W B Young���the Yakima No 2,  Kfb 12 ��� *l  Krank Anderson to Thos J Lloyd���1-G Norway  Treasure, Doll v Varden No-2, Silver King No 2  i-.VblO; :*250  F.-b 19  ���bis D Ryan to John MacQuillam���\ Chatham,  j'Vi.i 5; >il'  W L Callanan to John MacQuillan���--i Chatham  F:-b5; j?1 "  ���las' Gilhooly to David Gordon Marshall���\  int;-!*est in option of $80,000 on the Lilly B, Raiu-  b..\v and Portland, Feb 10  Samuel Blueficld Steele to Duncan J.Campbell  ���1-12 Day Dawn,'Jaii 29 ; i;!  lh;nrv Covington to R m Covington���the Mam-  111 .nth,"Feb 12; -n  Joh:i   D   Reid to  Robcet Co"\i jirton���?. Sncw  P. line, Feb 18 ; fcl  Rooert Covington to John D Reid--?.- juim-  mmth, Feb 18; *1 -'  ���John D field to Peter m Schouburg-���1-G Snow  'Bank and.Mammoth, Feb 18; $1  John I); Redd to James Boyd���l-i". Snow Bak  and Mam moth, Feb 18; ?1'.'   ' i-  Fd. 20 P  I, m Spencer and Frank Levett to F S Davis���"  1 Ta \tokL%'aiZl  GeSl0Slanc  to  John   Lowes- ';      -D011'*5 Overlook Wilson's Hotel when  unii -n ...n .Kathleen group. Foi. 20: *2,>.oo<> ��� you are in Slocan City. T  p!lllllll!l!l!llininiinmill!l!IHII!lil!!l!IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlllHI!l!lll!HII!llllllllllig  J NEWS IN PLACE |  Dr. Pohl will open an office in Sandon.  James McNeil is enlarging his  hotel at Nakusp,  A social will be held in the school  house Friday evening.   ,  Hewitt Bostock visited his constituents in New Denver last week.  Messrs. Crowlev & Co._ have ^placed  in their store a very complete stock  of furniture. Their ad. in this issue  will tell you all about it.  One of Rossland's business streets  has the euphonious name of Sour  Dough Alley. It isn't the rear entrance to Baker's Row, either.  One of our "good roads" enthusiasts  was greatly elated last week 'vhen  he heard that Hewitt Bostock, M.P..  was to make New Denver a visit,  and joyously exclaimed: "I must  see him and call his attehtioi? to that  stump in the road to the station, and  maybe he'll have it taken up."  The grand ball given lasc Friday  evening in Shannon's Hall, by the  Fat Man's Club, was one of the most  successful social events of the season.  Not only did the lovers of the light  fantastic of New Denver attend en  masse, but many from down the lake  and Sandon way were in attendance.  H. Clever has purchased the half  block on Sixth street from El Dorado  ave of G. Clendenning, of Vancouver,  for $1,500 cash. It is Mr. Clever's  intention to begin at once the erection  of a commodious building with frig-  erators, etc., attached, for a meat  market, on the lot now occupied by  the Log Cabin restaurant.  Wm. Kerr, the unfortunate miner  who was found on the beach of Slocan  lake opposite Silverton last -'week-; his  feet frozen and in an exhausted condition from starvation, is now an  inmate of the hospital, where he is  comfortably provided for. The story  of his finding and the perilous condition of .himself and partner, Tom  Daniels, is well known. Mr. Kerr  was removed to the hospital and it  was found necessary to amputate a  portion of both feet in order to save  his limbs. /The operation was performed Tuesday, since which ti melius  condition has greatly improved.  WANTED.  I-would furnish a poor -man, "with  good claim,  supplies and   labor   to  open up 'claim, tor an interest in same.  A. J. RAYMOND,  Box 1285, Seattle, Wn.  Two companies have been organised iii Spokane to take over the mineral claims of the Briggs Bros.,  situated on Liberty Hill, on the south  fovk of Kaslo creek. They are capitalised at $200,000 and $50,000.  When  in   Vancouver stop at the  Manor House. t  Phillip J. Hickey has secured an  option from N. S. Tucker, on the  mineral'claims Sandon and Lone  Star No. 3, also from Geo. DI Long,  on the Dixie Hummer.  The Unit of Value  m  Typewriters, is the  It sets a known  and tested  tandard  of excellence.  Everyone  knows wtiu.r it  represents������the  Best Work with  Least Labor,  Enduring Scr-  . vice, Unequal-  '& led   Economy  land  Con ven i-  ience.  The ���  -*._���:-:-"-jh:~ :..j:^z.rc\7Cv^'  '^^%A^y^^^lAA^Mmi^      ���   KZ> Model  bears the stamp of  Unqualified Public Approval  Many notable improvements in the  1897   MODEL.  j. Catalogue free on Application.  JOHN L 1MAI HO.  WHOLESALE AMD BETA  Worry Kills  And that COUGH worries,  Therefore,  Kill that cough  For a cough that tickles in your throat  and rasps the lining oft* the bronchial  tubes, to say nothing of keeping you  awake nights���*  Use  BOVELL'S  Cough"  ru  You will get it at���  Nelson's Drug Sto e  New Denver, B. C,  BOOKS,    PAPER,  ���  OFFICE   SUPPLIES  and "Vy ALL PAPERS.  \  Mi  *  and  Freighters  will find it to their advantage  to write for Catalogue and  Price List of���  Pack Saddles,  Riding Saddles,  Aparejos Harness, Etc.,  to- CARSON & SHORE,  Calgary, N.W.T.  G.-\B.:*RaND.;'v;:'.-:;:^'.-\  I). S. Wallbridge.  '-.-Mining:aiid'-.Stock Brokers,   .*:  Notaries Public- and .      Conveyancers*  Mines bought and sold. Stocks for sale in <tl IB. C. mines.  Official brokers for Wonderful Group Mining Co.  Kootenay agents for Bondholder Mining Co.,   St.   Keverne Mining Co  Phainix Consolidated Mining Co. and Two Friends Mine Co.'s stocks.  Oorri >anies  StOGJs.eci  a,rici ^Proxxioteci.  In each of their establish.nents  Have stores at  Sandon  Silverton  in to tlie granulated saacharine,. nor do the flies make  cemeteries out of the butter-tubs.    Everything, except  the prices are high grade in these"stores and the public,  ami 'Pltviaa T^Avlr^ ��  especially new 'pilgrims,  should   not  overlook this  jLiuetJ ruii^D- stevljng.fact< 

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