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The Ledge Jan 7, 1897

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 ^i!l!ll!!t!!!!!l!i:;;;W^,  BANK WANTtD. 1  Apply   to   the  Citizens   of   e��  New Denver. -=  ^!lllllllllll!lllililllllll||l!l!ll!lllJIIIIII!il#  Vol   IV. No. 15.  NEW DENVER,   B. G.,   JANUARY   7,  1897.  ^>MIIIHHJ!ll||IIIIIIHIIj!  ' = -. The paystreak ui ads. never  ��| pinches out in this paper.  S*' Try one before the space  = is all staked.  llllllllililililllliillillliillillilllilllllJIll*^-  Price $2.00 a Year.  ���*"���  ft)  The Dalhousie.  On the Dalhousie five men are  driving1 a tunnel to tap the ore chute  that is exposed on the surface;;.'. Ore  from this has returned assays of $9.10  in gold and 332 ounces in silver.  Blaze at Sandon.  On Tuesday morning about one a.  m. fire broke out in the Clifton House  caused by the upsetting of a lamp. The  fire alarm was sounded and after  some little delay the fire brigade  arrived and the flames were extinguished. The club room at the back  of the bar was &corched a little, but  bsyond giving the guests of the house  a severe scare, no very great harm  was done.    The loss is not over $100.  NEW COMPANIES.  Given His Papers.  Charlie One Lung is no more a resident of New Denver. Charlie is the  quaint little almond-eyed heathen  that has for some weeks p st presided  over the kitchen and tame of the Mess  Club of this city. He probably has  been the most talked a bout individual  in this section, not because of any  .marked quality that he possessed different from any other celestial, but  because he'was the only impo ation  of his kind in this L> cerne of the  West. '  The   Neepawa.  Fifteen men are' working at the  Neepawa, on Ten Mile creek." In  the main tunnel, nearthe Baker  Fraction line, eight inches of  solid ore, averaging 135 ounces in  siiverf was struck ��hfe wkek. In-the  same tunnel there is three feet of  milling ore, 'arid the vein is 15 feet  wide. An upraise and winze is  being made from the main tunnel,  and ey-erytn 1��n P��ssible done to push  the ��� work on this property; The  returns of the two shipments to Tacoma were of such a satisfactory nature  that the company hasmade the second.pay mens on the bond.  SIB   RODERICK   CAMERON  lake  Said to Have  Bought the Cornucopia���  Ontario Mine Deals.  Gol d m i n i 11 g pro pe r t ies eb h tin u e t.-  change hands freely in the Lake^'.'  'the* Woods district.1' It is understood  that Sir dwderiCK dannnrm of Now.  York, has bought the Cornucopia for  #100,0 J0.  Tile Labriqnc  property, on   Eagl  has ��� bee.i secured bv Mr. \i   ;i  Aha, .  Mr.", .faiues Conniee,   M.L.A.,   ha  'secured a-number ot properties in tliu  Rainy River region.  A number of.Winnioeir people have  secured the '' Our Jack " property  from Mr. Randall, and will sh n-rly  proceed to open it up.  The property npvv known as Che  Nankipoo, which is to be operated by  an Ottawa syndicate, was former] v  the property' of Dr. Ed in i nson of t h is  place. This makes two properties  Dr. Edminson has sold within the*  past two months, b,>uh of which promise to,become iam<ms m the annals of  jiiining. The properties referred to  are Nankipoo and Yum-Yuin.  The New Year's Eve Supper of the  Fat Man?s Club, in New Denver, was  an event that will be ever green in  She memory of all who were present.  Bald Mountain Co., Golden; $2,-  500.000. T W Jackson, WH Lee, J  C Dowsett. T H Steadman, * W J  Riley, W H Kinnister, A McQueen,  A Ailan, J A McAllister.  British Gold Co, Vancouver ; $1|-  000,000    E Clayton^ C Woodward,'  THadden.    v;; ..  Black Prince Co.. Rossland,; $1,-  000,000. H McPherson, J Hampton,  W Drever, J A Kirk.  Copper Mountain Co., Rossland;  8500.000. J A Fraser, T II Tracy,  G W Weeks.  Observation Mountain Co., Grand  Forks; $1,500,COO. L S Hendricki,  G E McCartert W Schumck.  Lucky George Co, Sandon; $1,000,  000.    D J McDougald,   Geo Nichol,  C D Rand.  Rossi and-Eastern    Co.,   Rossland ;  D  w> McLeod,   II   B  H Good, G D Roat, W G  SI, 000,000.  Findley, J  Sivyer".  Red Mountain Ida May Co., Rossland ; $1,000,000. R Scott, C U  Lalonde, J Hunter.  Trail Creek Hidden Treasure Co ,  Rossland; ^1,000,000. -G H Green.  W H Young, F M Davis, J C Campbell, CFrey.  Vancouver Gold Fields Co.. Vancouver; $500,000. & h Milne, J 1  Johnston, R W Harris, R B Ellis.  Washington Mining Co., of Spokane  registered Dec 28;  The   Thompson   Group.  The work on this group is being  done on the Comstock. Seventeen  men are employed. In the stoping  chamber on the 300-foot tunnel, three  feet of galena and a large body of  concentrating ore came in sight on  Monday. The ledge on the Comstock  is 30 feet wide and the foot wall has  hot yet been found. From the  appearance of the gangue there will  be ore on that wall. Fifty tons of ore  are on the dump, which will be  rawhided this week to the lake. The  company will ship 100 tons to the  Tacoma smelter as soon as it is taken  out. The Comstock will evidently be  i profitable mine.  MINING NOTES.  The Spokane  Stock Exchange.  THE    SLOCAN   ROAD.  Kijjht-of-Way Men to  Com.ucnee  ;   J   -s,    '.WiSrk at Once.      "'    "  ��� ^  A, meeting of the trustees of the  Spokane stock exchange was  held  Monday, when the following commit-  ees were appointed:  Arbitration���W. H. Taylor, H. C.  Barroll, N.. E. Linsley. Rules���C. F.  Clough, Charles Liftchild, B. E. Bar-  inds, C. S. El tinge, C, W. Brawner.  Listing���C. S. Rutter, H, K. Galusha,  Ivnox Johnson, W. F. Keunedy, Alf.  C. Cowherd. Finance���H. B. Nichols,  S. T. Arthur, E. J. Webster. The  president and vice-president are ex-  officio members of .this committee.  Membership���C. S.. Rutter, C. F  Clough. B, E. Barinds. -r  Certificates of membership will" be  supplied to each member. The general public will be admitted by card,  which may be obtained in a few days  from any member. These admission  tickets must be countersigned by the  Happenings    of    Interest   Among   the  Treasure   Vaults.  Sampling works will not be erected  at Northport or Bonner's Ferry, as  Secretary Carlisle has vetoed" the  matter.  Dr. D. Bell-Irving, one of the directors of the Alliance Prospocting Co. f  the Scotch syndicate who are operating the Thompson, Neepawa and  Dalhousie, is in the Slocan, and expresses himself as being satisfied with  the appearance of all the properties.  The Undressed Truth.  ^"'lhe mine owners up to the present!^M^^i^M^i^  **       *        -������   n Writ tMfi i��f��rp��f: ;nJdw gov&iimentsem^ fit to establish i  Men are now on the way to the line  of the   proposed C. P. R.   extension  between  Slocan  Crossing   and  the  southern end ot Slocan lake, for the  purpose of clearing the right of way  and this work   will be commenced  just as soon, as  weather permits.    It  looks as though the work of build"fiVir  the road is to be pushed with al!  possible speed and it has been learn->d  that the board of directors has passed  the appropriation for the ties. As soon  as these can be secured the actual  W)ik of construction will be beg'un at  >>nce. Ir. is not yet known whether  ihe railroad will let the contract, fjr  r.he work or do it themselves.  Mi*.'.*R.0 Mar-pole,' superintendent of*  the western division of the C. P. R. is  expected to an ive in Nelson on Jan.  '6 and his visit is thought to possess a  peculiar significance. Upon his arrival there will probably be some  definite orders in regard to the construction of the Slocan branch and it  is rumored that he will instruct  Engineer Perry to proceed with the  location survey of the -Crow, s Nest  Pass line from the Kootenay river't3  the Crow's Nest Pass, to -which-point  the' road has been graded from Leth  bridge. Mr. Perry when seen by a  Miner repi eseritative said he had* no  know-edge of the intentions of Mr.  Marpole and had heard nothing in  regard to the location survey, of the  Crow's NesSt Pass road. At the  present he (Mr, Perry) was busily  engaged with the map work for the  Slocan branch but he was ready to  go into the field at a mome/it's notice.  ���Nelson Miner.  r.ime have taken but little interest in  the movement, and have held aloof.  he members now hope they may be  sufficiently interested to assist in  :*iirthering the objects of the exchange.  The exchange will be operated on  strict business principles.  A correspondent of the Canadian  Mining Review ha3 the following to  say about the Slocan capital:  " It is imperative in the interests of  British Columbia and the Dominion  generally, that all who pose as authorities on our mineral wealth should  tell the plain unvarnished truth^ to  the outside world. In a recent issue  of tlie London Mining Journal a  writer innocently remarks, that although New Denver has nothing to  do with mining, its scenery may be  fittingly compared to the finest in$  Switzerland. Perhaps the correspondent who is responsible for that  statement will be land enough to inform us what be; considers contrives  to support New Denver, if the mines  do not. It can hardly be called a  manufacturing or agricultural centre  and its inhabitants certainly do not  live on the scenery however beautiful and comparable it may be. As a  matter of fabt, New Denver is the  recognized centre of the Slocan coun-  wbere,  &"���  -'GREAT" MINING   DEAL.  Further Particulars  of the War  Eagle  Sale.  The World has obtained further  particulars of the War Eagle-Crown  Point deal and the transaction proves  to be one of almost gigantic proportions.  The deal now consummated means  the consolidation of the War Eagle,  Crown Point,''Robert Lee, Tiger and  Uncle Sain properties, in Trail Creek,  .together with the Richmond group of  silver claims in the Slocan district.  Mr. George Gooderham will be  president, and either Mr. T. G. Blackcock or Hon. George A. Cox vice-  president of the consolidated company. The capitalization of the  company is to be $2,000,000, divided  into 2,000,000 shares of $1 each. Of  these shares, 350,000 are to be placed  in the treasury, leaving 1,650,000 to  be offered on the market at 80 cents  per share. The sale of this stock at  the price named will net $1,320,000  in cash.  Now, for the War Eagle $850,000  is being paid, for Crown Point $400, -  j 000 and -for the Robert Lee, Tiger,  i Undo Sam and Richmond group $40,-  ^000. This makes a total of $1,290,-  ;000, which will leave $30,000 of a  ; margin to cover expenses,  j It is understood that Mr. George  I Gooderham   takes    over    1,500,000   ������ I shares himself,   and. that the rest will  Hugh Cameron has again commenc- I be Paken nP in Toronto and MontreaL  ed the draying business in New Den- :    Paul Hauck has  retired  from  the  ver* restaurant business.  j  recording office, so that a large proportion of the mining business of the  district must necessarily be transacted there. In the Engineering and  Mining Journal of November 21st, we  are indirectly informed that there aie  three smelters and six concentrators  now at work in the Slocan. Neither  statement is correct; there are at  present but three concentrators in the  district all told (although others are  iu course of construction) and of these  only one is in active operation. But  even allowing this remark to be  merely a' little premature in its import, we should very much like to  know where the three smelters referred to are to be found, as so far I  have failed to locate even one of them.  The writer has evidently confounded  the Slocan with the Kootenay; but  permitting the broader view;.-there  are only two smelters now at work,  neither of which is at present capable  of treating Slocan ores.  McEanlass, the violinist, will entertain New Denrer people in Shannon's Hall on next Monday evening.  He is said to be a crackerjack in his  profession, and capable of impressing  any audience with the masterly manner in which he handles the king of  all musical instruments.  . \ -     *  Mrs. Rf B. KJerr entertained all the  children y'ti vown yesterday. The  rising gefe^tion had their young  hearts gla^ened by many presents,  a nd they v&ill remember ' for a long  time the kind lady who entertained  them in such a royal manner.  F. E. Ward is applying for a charter to build a railroad from Ashcroft  to Barkerville in Cariboo.  A. Dick is in Springfield, N. S.,  and will return to the Slocau in  March.  New Denver will have a first-class  hotel next summer.  (.  5^  i  K:..  .   i !V  l\  Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  BOTHWELL   OIL   FIELDS.  anticlinal arch. ~  "I was also in the. Essex fields, and  gathered some information of he enterprises there, on the mainland as  well as on Pe lee island. A number  of wells have been drilled during the  past year, and in three or four of  them oil has been, found, but not  enough wells have been put down to  gain an accurate knowledge of the  direction arid extent of the oil-bearing  rock. Many gas wells have been  bored near the , lake shore in t he  townships of Gpsfield and Mersea,and  large quantities or e:as are supplied  not onl y for local consumption but tor  delivery through thirty .or more  miles of pipe line to Windsor, Walker--  ville, Sandwich and Detroit.  ���The village of  Lea nl ington has  Mr. Archibald Blue, of the Oiitaria  Bureau of Mines, returned yesterday  from Western Ontario, after a week's  absence spent in inspecting the Both-  well oil fields. When called upon at  his office yesterday, Mr. Blue, in  speaking of the Bothwell oil fields,  said:��� -,-  ' 'The work of exploring the fields  has been carried on much more intelligently than it was.thirty years ago,  when Bothwell was an oil center. At  that timelittle was --known either in  Canada or Pennsylvania of oil in rock  formations, and in bothwell hundreds  of wells were drilled outside, of the  oil-bearing field Besides, many! of  the wells were bored far below the  oil rock, tapping the reservoir of salt  water, the result being that the salt.  water rose and drowned the oil wells;  Pumping operations w e e carried on  only during the six working days of*  a week, and during Sunday the flooding of salt water was often so great as  to necessitate active pumping for two  and sometimes three days before the  flow of oil resumed.   Prospectors now  are aiming to delimit the arch of the  great limestone, which is the real oil  reservoir, and the borings  already  . made show it to have a width of about  half a mile bv a length of about five  miles.' a A .. 'A..:':        ��� 'A '".;  "The first oil is found at the top of  , the great limestone,  apparently^ in  crevices, and some wells yield from  this horizon as much as 103 barrels  per day.    But this is not a permanent  source/   A second strike is made at  50 to 100 feet in the great limestone.  and occasionally this is found to yield  largely also for a short time.    The  third occurence of oil is in a reddish  sandstone underlying the great limestone, arid this suppl J a ppears to be  permanent.   Some of the/ wells yield  as  high   as  30  harrels a,day, and  c others 20, 15, and 10 barrels, but in  the majority of wells the   average  runs from five to six barrels a day.  The greatest extent of area is in the  township of   Zone, but towards the  aast it Crosses the river Thames into  Oxford. Much difficulty is experienc  ed in sinking the wells through the  drift, which varies in  thickness from  150 to 300 feet,  and is composed of  alternating beds of sand, gravel, clay  and quicksand.    The oil in the sand  stone is found at depths varying from  360 to 410 feet, according to the surface contour.    In the olden days the  Pepper well, near the Thames river,  in Zone, was the great producer.    It  was purchased for a Boston company  by Mr. A   W. ^Newell, of Bradford,  Pa-, for $20,000/ and for two or three  years it yielded from 50 to 100 barrels  per day.    This well   had   the same  experience as all others with the salt  water, and it usually took the whole  of Monday to pump  out what had  ri en during the rest of Sunday.  "It will be remembered that the  Fenian invasion took place in June,  18G6, and weather from tear o��v other  motives,  nearly   all   the Americans  operating in Bothwell suddenly left,  their wells and returned to their, own  country.   When  the Fenians  were  driven out and confidence,was.restored many came back, but $njyJto find  their wells flooded with sa^i water.  In tlie meantime two grea* strikes  had been made in the Petrolea field,  and the price of crude fell from $6 or  $7 a barrel to 50 cents, consequently  few or none of the old operators would  venture to pump out their wells with  such a prospect before them.    Those  who   are   working   the'fields  now  understand the business better, and  operations are being limited largely  to tbe drilling of wells as nearly as  rp ��� niwav�� OT1 iirm/|  Ie  within  the confines of the1 1 lOUSeimgS an\ aj S Oil liana.  shown its enterpsise by drilling two  wells near the lake shore, from which  ample supplies of gas for  both fuel  and light are obtained for the use of  citizens.    The aggregate capacity of  these wells is 11,000,000 cubic feet per  day,  which   is about seventy times  more than the eaiiy requirements  The corporation ! has also drilled artesian- wells for the supply of water  and about fifteen .,miles.: .of pipe line  have been laid for the distribution of  ga$ and water.    Gas is furnished at a  rate of $1.50 per month for cooking  stoves, a nd at corresponding rates for  boilers and furnaces,  and water  is  supplied at, a uniform charge of $5  pet annum for each household,   With  the/ re venue obtained from these two  sources the rate of taxation luics been  induced from 25 mills on the dtllar in  1894 to 12^ mills in '90, and this year  it is expected that the rate wiU" fall  to i0 mills on the dollar,    This is an  illustration of what towns may do by  a   sensible use  of  their natural resources."       '..     ,  Mr. Blue will shortly issue a report  onlthe district.     \  While awav Mr. Blue also inspected  the blast furnace at Hamilton and  foujnd that the pastry ear had been a  good one. Large quantities of pig-  iron are awaiting shipment. The  quantity in stock will reach 15,000  tons. Hitherto a large portion of the  ore has been'obtained in the Northwestern States, but in 1896 Ontario  ores have been obtained. Bog ore  has been mined-afr Norfolk arid Kent,  and has proved good in mixture with  the harder magnetic and hemetite  ores of Michigan.���Toronto Mail.    -.  TftE   GLIFT0N  HQdSE,  "I  'HI  , B.C. -| Hi  I.'-  Is one oi the Best Appointed Hotels in the Slocan.  Large and Airy Rooms  First=Giass Dining Room  Sample i^boms 1op Commercial pen  EV,;''.;;;;-;.:-:;.  PRQPRIE  WHOLESALE   MERGHANT ^ j SHIPPERS  AND  :*',m$yyirrf&i&-AAAAA::  Victoria,jq.?. London, Eng.  I^ooteriay Branch, jslELtSOH, B.Q.  '.'.������  : "���      - :.-: ���':��� ;  : ���*:**    o    :.      : ;- *:**;--i'  ��S:A LargeStock of: ALL SIZED BAGS always on hand in NELSON.  eli^ious <xx\d ��aiiifg :    ;: '  are the viands served at the  '\  ��� >>  H)>  "}.  Partake of them as often as possible, and you will see the  silvery light of satisfactioq glinimer on the golden  shore of substantiality.       --4p  urveyors.  -o���  Better Left Unsaid.  He���How are you? lyeepin g stron^ ?  ^he���No; Only just managing to  keep out of my grave.  He��� O, I'm sorry to> hear that.  le D, C. JosIyr teic CO,  Dealers in  Pianos,' Organs,  Musicians'   Sup  plies, Sewing Machines, and  Supplies.  SPOKANE, - - WASH  Eat at the  i  when they come %  to New Denver.  -   ���������  m  ��    It lias one of the Oldest, Largest and Best  ��� Dining Rooms in the Slocan.  We lead in First-Class work.  3 line Bath Rooms in connection.  Sea Salt Baths without extr,  J. S, REEDER, Prop.  Nelson, B. C.  Full Line of Suitings and  pe fp^u^flflg  fpa cl\ap��je.  w Jf��  .ourtli'Vear  IHE   LEDGE.  THE   LAST   ANSWER.  Elizabeth Stuart Phelps;  Dying eyes, what do you see?���    .  I see the love that hdldeth me !'.'���*'  The look that, lighting, learns to bless.  The little daily tenderness :  Smiles without words; the sweet, sure  .sign  Which says in silence, I am thine.  Returning feet meet me at the door-  Alas, for those which run no more!  Ah me, for lips that whispered, "Dear!  Earth is all heaven,for thou art here."  I see a figure like a stone ;  The house where one sits on alone.  .  0 Ood, hare pity! for I see  The desolated needing me."  Dying eyes, what do you see ?���  1 see the love that taketh me.  Luud in the breaker, soft in,song,  Ever the summons calleth strong.  I see upon an unknown strand  The signal of a distant Hand. .  The leaf is light, the bud is out,    ";.:.*  Floods of May colors float about.  V  The pulse leaps high,  the heart is  ",-;��� ������ young, ;  The sweetest chimes yet unrung.  My bravest deeds I never dip ;      -  And, struggling with the coffin lid,  Hopes, dreams and joys and nappy  tears    ":" * ���-;���/'���-���   - -  Start,   throbbing,  to live down,-the  years.    ���  Almighty!   Listen !   I am dust.  Yes spirit am I, so I trust.        .  Let come what may, of life or death,  I trust Thee with my sinking breath.  I trust Thee, though I see Thee not  In heaven oi? earth, or any spot.  I trust Thee till I shall know why;  There's one to live, and one to die.  I trust Thee till Thy self shall prove  Thee Lord of life arid death and love.  While the   Heart   Beats   Young.  While the heart beats young!��� Oh,  the splendor of the Spring,  With all her dewy jewels on,   is not  so fair a thing���  The fairest,  rarest   morning of the  blossom-time ^of May;"  Is not so sweet a season as the season  of to:day.v   " ,*'*'  While youth's diviner climate* folds  and holds us close caressed,  As we feel our mothers with us, by  the touch of face and breast ;���  Our bare feet iu the meadows, and  our fancies up among  The airy clouds of morning���while  the heart beats young.  While the heart beats young and our  pulses.leap and dance,  With every day a holiday and life a  glad romance, ���  We hear the birds with wonder, and  with wonder watch their flight -  Standing still the more enchanted,  both of hearing and ot sight,  When they have vanished  wholly���  for. in fancy, vving towing,  We fly to heaven  with them ; and,  returning sweetly sing  The   praises  of  this lower Heaven  with tireless voice and tongue,  Ev'n as the  Master sanctions���while  the heart beats young!  While the heart beats young!��� While  the heart beats young !  O green and gold old Earth of ours,  with azure overhung  And looped with rainbows !���grant us  yet this grassy lap of thine���  We'would   be   still   thy   children,  through the showers or the shine!  So prav we,   lisping,   whispering, in  childish love am 1 trust,  With Dur beseeching hands and faces  lifted from the dust  By fervor of the poem, all  unwritten  and unsung,  Though givest us in  answer, while  . the heart beats young.  ���    ���James Whitcomb Riley.  Obvious.  Dusty Rhodes���Got a dime, partner?  William Ann���What dc   vou walk  to do wid it?  Dusty Rhodes���Well, 1 was t'inkin  some of takin' a trip to Europe  Turned it Down.  Bagsby���Well, how did the fickle  Miss Fluffy treat you? Turned you  do wn^ I suppose,?  Briggs (complacently)���Turned me  down?  Not much.    It was the lamp.  Suspected.  There may be seen, on any weekday, not a hundred miles from. Kensington Church, England, a poor blind  beggar, invariably reading 'from- a  book printed in the customary, raised  tvpe (invented for the benefiit of the  sightless,) and usually accompanied  byha dog, whose duty it is to receive  for his master the almsof the philan-  uhropically inclined.  One day this novel sight attracted  the attention of a local errand boy,  who stopped and gazed on with apparently profound astonishment.  A benevolent old gentleman, who  happened to be passing at the time,  observing the interest displayed on  tile boy's countenance, stopped also  and remarked to him:"Well, my  boy ! trying to; learn this poor man's  method of reading, areyou?" ..6: e  }. "No, I ain't," returned the precocious urchin. Then after a pausej he  inquired : * ''What's your game, guvnor?   Trying to sneak his dorg?"  individual mines, but districts; nevertheless the interests of owners who  wish to sell will doubtless be promoted by the exhibition of samples of  ore. The danger in this case is that  She company may not discriminate,  but may be willing to further so far  as it can without becoming directly  responsible therefore, the interests of  promoters and others, the natural  disposition of course being to assist  anything which will bring traffic to  its line. There is a good deal of  talk of British Columbia mines in  London, but the time at present is not  at all propitious, and there will be  but little chance for a new district  until the present depression in South  African and West Australian mining  shares passes over.���New York Eng.  & Min. Journal:  Old,   But  Goocf.  Detroit Free Press���"Did you gat  into the swim at the resort, Whirley?"  "I should say so. It required- them  three'houis to resuscitate me."  Cleveland Plain Dealer���The New  ���Pastor-^I beg pardon, sir, but what,  walk of life are you engaged in?  The Brand���None, sir ;,rTm; a  sprinter. * ��� v ���,������;.������ y./A   . ,  Life^"What do vqji think you will  make out of inv daughter's talent.  Professor (absent mindedly)���About  13 per lesson if the:piano,lasts., v - '  Detroit Tribune���Agony stood upon  her every lineaihent, "Mee hart," she  gasped, "is like Ice." V  "Dear hart, " he murmured. And  the bank played the customary chills  and fever. ;:  Boston Globe -Wife (drearily)���Ah,  me, the davs of   chivalry   are   past.  Husband-What's the matter now?  Wife���Sir Walter Raleigh laid his  cloak on; the ground for Queen  Elizabeth to walk over, but you get  mad simply because poor, clear mother sat down on your hat.  An  Outside   Expression.  Blankets, Quilts and Bedspreads at  Bourne Bros. t  The new mining districts of British  Columbia are receiving powerful aid  in advertising their future possibilities" from Canadian Pacific Railway  Company, a company which of course  lias a very strong interest in promoting settlement and business in that  Province, which at present furnishes  an amount of traffic not at all satisfactory. The Canadian Pacific Company  has already done a great deal in promoting interest in British Columbia  mines in the Eastern Provinces of the  Dominion, where a good deal of capita! has been invested. More recently it has opened a special exhibition  of samples of ores at its London offices  where they have been seen by a  large mmber of persons. The com-  pamv d >es not undertake to advertise  In 1860 a monster petrified tree  was found in Baker county, Oregon.  It was 666 feet loiig and 60 feet in  diameter at the butt.  First Bank Established in the Slocan  i  Incorporated by Royal Charter 1862.  Capital (with- power to increase)........ $2,920,000  Keserve......; ...... ..'*... ��� ���... ���... ��� ��� ��� ....���:    486,6G6  Head Office : (50 Lombm-dStreet, London, Eng.  branches;*  In. British Columbia:���Victoria, Vancouver; New  We3tminister,Nanaimo,Kamloops,NELSON,  ;-    KASLO and SANDON, (Slocan District).  In the United States':���San Francisco and Port-  *..    land. ���"���  Ag-ents and Correspondents:  CANADA :-���Canadian Bank, of Commerce,  Merchants' Bank,of -Canada', the Molsons Bank,  Imperial Bank of Canada and Bank of Nova  Scotia. UNITED hTATES:���Canadian , Bank  of Commerce (Agency), New York; Bank of  Nova Scotia, Chicago. The London and San  Nrancisco Bank, Ltd., Tacoma. The Pugct  Sound National Bank. Seattle. The Exchange  National B.mk, Spokane. AUSTRALIA AND  NEW ZEALAND:���Bank.- of Australasia.  HONOLULU :   Bishop & Co,"  ;   j&IZtt'EbirOF  MUTTON,       "  SandLoxi Branoh.  BANK OF  hi in amcj  Established in 183G.  Incorporated by Royal Charter in 1810.  Paid-up Capital.... .iii,000;0OO Sterling  Reserve Fund........       275,000      ���V  London  Office���3 Clements  Lane, Lombard  ���St., E.G.'  '������  COURT   OF   DIRECTORS.  .1. H. Brodie: E..A. Hoare  John James Lcvter H. J. B. Kendall  Gaspard Farrer J. J. Kingsford  Henry R. Farrer Frederic Lubbock  Richard H. Glyn * Geo. D. Whatman  Secretary���A. G. Wallis.  Head Office in Canada���St. James St.,  Montreal,  '  H. Stikkman, - - General Manager  E. STANftERj   Inspector.  BRANCHES,-IN  CANADA.  London Kingston Halifax N, S.  Brantford Ottawa Rossland. B.C.  PariR Montreal Sandon, B C.  Hamilton Quebec Victoria, B.C.  Toronto St-John, N.B. Vancouver, B.C.  Frederieton,N.B. Winnipeg/Man. Brandon, Man.  AGENTS IN THE UNITED STATES. ETC.  New York���52 Wall Street���W. Lawson & J. C  Welsh.  Sau Fi'ancisco���124 Sansom St.���H. M. I. Mc-  Michaol and J. R. Ambrose.  London Bankers���The Bank of Englahd,Messrs.  Glyn & Co.  Foreign Agents���Liverpool���Bank of Liverpool. Scotland���National Bank of Scotland.  Limited, and branches. Ireland���Provincial  Hank of Ireland. Ltd.. and branches. National  Hank. 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. Mnreuard, Krauss et Cie. Lyons���Credit  Lyonnais. Sandon Branch���H. G. Marquis,Aet-  iu'ii- M:\iingcr.  i      H.  T.  La  NEW DENVER, B. C. *  Provincial   Land Surveyor.  ��: S. ANDREWS,  Notary Public, Conveyancer, Etc.  Mining and Real Estate Broker.  -���SOLE   AGENT   FOR ���  The  Canadian  Fire  Insurance Co.  SLOCAN CITY, B.CV  ��^ DRISCOLL, C.E.,  Dominion and Provincial  Land Surveyor.  Correspondence Solicited.  M  W  BRUNERM. D.,  Physician and Surgeon.  Three Forks,       -       B.C.  A FULL Line of Drugs and Prescription Remedies kept on hand.   .  DHI3STTIST  KASLO, - - - B.C.  M  INERAL Claim?, Mine*.  Timber Limits, etc.,  surveyed.  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago.  Office: Over Byers' Hardware store.  QWILLIM   & JSHNS0N,  (MeGill.)  MINING ENGINEERS  &t ANALY-CHEMISTS,  SLtOGlin CITY,    h    B. C.  W. J. Trethewey, E.M. M. A.,Bucke, M.E  TRETHEWEY & BUCKE,  Reports.  Asseys. Analysis. Underground Plans.  15 Years Experience.  WEST  Assoc. R.S.M;i London, Eng.  Mining Engineer,  Analytical GHeprjist,  and Assayer.  Properties Examined and Reported  on for Intending Purchasers.  Assay Office and Chemical Laboratory,  Bellevue Ave., New Denver, B. C.  Brandon, B. C,  Assay Price List:  Gold, Silver, or Lead, each   Gold, Silver and Lead, combined.   Gold and,?"0*.-   Silver ailf Lead^   Copper (bV E��ct*olysis)   Gold, Silv��,r�� Co?per and Lead   G oh 1 an d ��OT?   Silver and t. nfper   Gold, Silveiv./id Copper.   Platinum ..p   Mercury    Iron or Manganese   Lime, Magnesium, Barium, Silica, Sulphur, each   Bismuth, Tin, Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony,  Zinc, and Arsenic, each   Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash,  and percentage of Coke, if Coking-  Coal)   Terms: ',Cash With Sample.  June 20th. 18<ir->.  $1.50  3 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  4 50  2 50  2 00  3 00  5 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  4 00  4 00  Assayer :-md Analy Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE,  Published every Thursday.  R.    T.    LOWERY,    EDITOR   AND  :' FINANCIER.  ��� - "* '    '  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  XOVE   AND  GOLD.  ONE YEAR  .$2.00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. -Write', oh both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, arid we will do the rest ,  TBURSDAY,   JANUARY  7,   1897.  No Slocan towns have been re-  staked lately. The editor of the  Kaslo Hootagaine and his little axe  must be getting rusty. '     .  The owners of the major portion of  New Denver's realty will please  wake up. It is morning of the d.ay of  prosperity and people are looking for  the best town to live in.  From paper talk we judge that the  Crow's Nest Pass Railway will soon  be commenced. We wish that the  wagon road to Three Forks was in  the same agitated condition.  Some of the Kootenay towns are lull  of bums, thugs, tramps, chair warmers  and ether human drones, If the  police do not drive them, out there  will be plenty of trouble nexl summer.  The Legislature of this province  will open their annual sitting on  February 8. The people interested  in mining should begin to take nerve  tonics. Reading this paper is a good  bracer for the coming misery.  It is in Toronto. Augustus White-  shirt has just proposed to the idol of  his   heart,    Amphronia    Prettyfair-  ''We cannot wed, sweetheart,"says7  Amphronia.    :'Your princely salary  at  the   bank  of  $5 a week yawns  between us.   Flv to New Denver or  Rossland and when fortune is yours,  come again."   Augey flies.  chap. two.  It is in the Lucerne of the West.-  Augey has lit. He is flewey and his  linen is mixed witlubox car dust. He  works a day. A bright idea strikes  him. He buys a pair of yellow boots,  and Canada's Helena sees him not  again.-' :".y- ' ���\'-:y-r.':'-.:;: ���  - ���'���������''��� chap,   three.  The moon is full in Toronto as  Augey steps into the Prettyfair  mansion. Amphorina is there and as  he gathers her to his bosom he remarks : ' T have made my fortune  dearest, dearest."  "Oh ! how did you do it so soon,  my noble darling ?,, whispers his  idol.":/*'.'.  ��� 'This way. I put on a pair of  yellowfboots and a mining company  of eastern fellows in Rossland" hired  me to. expert a mine, hence I am  rich. See the columns of the Daily  Booster to-morrow and you will find  my name with M. E. after it.";  The curtain fell, but the fact still  remains that there is no place like  Kootenay. Get in early and avoid  the rush.  Denver, Then again, perhaps the  Law Society considers that publishing  a newspaper is not an honorable business and should not be supported by  them. If so, they stand alone in  that opinion. No matter what the  reason is, this law is the most nonsensical we have ever heard of.  Th&re are no  vellow Chinamen  *��� *s -  left in the lower Slocan country.  Individual Work.  In Argentine, unmarried ^-people  are compelled to pay a tax. The B;  C. Government might raise the  revenue of this province by such a  tax. It would be just as reasonable  as taxing a man who hits the drill  for a living. f  : A Toronto paper says that in  British Columbia a prospector is compelled to do |10 worth of work on his  claim each year for five years in  order to obtain a Crown grant. This  is wrong as the B. C. law requires  $100 each year for five years, or $90  more than the Toronto paper has it.  The eastern press is full of similar  errors in reference to the mines of the  Pacific province.  The C. P. R, will make a daily  connection next month betweeen  their main line and Slocan points. It  might be advisable to notify" Post  Office Fletcher in order to give Canadian mail a chance to travel over  this route before the year expires.  New Denver offers great inducements to many men of energy and  business ability. Many lines of trade  are not represented as they should  be, and those in* search of a spot  where a fortune can be made, amid  the most beautiful scenery exposed to  the naked eye in America will do  well to ticket themselves for New  Denver.  Probably there was never a time  in the history of any section that individual effort was so greatly needed  as at this time in the,Slocan country.  The mining camps and supply centres  on Slocan lake are> what our sturdy  pioneers have made them, but their  future depends upon the integrity,  energy and frugality of the men doing business with and for the country  of which so much lias and will be  said: Each individual has a duty to  perform. That; duty is to himself  in exerting every effort to improve  what is already his, in the broad  sense of equality. ^Every legitimate  enterprise ought : lo receive {;he earnest sanction and hearty cooperation  of all. What is to * the^^dvantage of  one is advantageous^taall, what benefits one section benefits all. Let us,  then, individually and collectively,  begin systematic preparations to receive the great iniiux of hiimanicy  that is as sure to come with the spring  months as we are of the sun rising to-  .morrow. ���  New Denver will be the distributing point - for the lake camps and  country tributary thereto, and our  citizens and merchants cannot afford  to rest upon that already gained, but  must prepare for more. "The demand  for buildings, residential and office,  already felt, will be such that it  would be unfortunate indeed were  they not provided. If you have confidence in your city and the mountains of wealth hard by show it in a  substantial manner, Wait for no one.  Individual effort isevervthing.  Feared the Worst.  city, in ready cash, $1,000 per capita.  This is something not to be lost sight  of in depicting the great future of our  city. A~F'   '.': v .    .  '' '���'   ������'.' v..  Vancouver  Capital  T. Mathews, of Vancouver, representing mining, companies of that  city, spent several daysMn Denver  the past week, making'investigations  into properties that are soon to be  bonded, stocked, and placed on lhe  market. He is enthusiastic over the  prospects of this section and proposes  doing much business here ror Vancouver capitalists.  Poorman stock has fluctuated somewhat, but. is still in a better position  than before the assessment.  If we   could  concentrate  all the  funny mistakes and would-be wise  sayings of eastern papers upon the  Kootenay .district,   we   would have  enough of material to Fiauu%,cture a  comedy   that    would    uncaVer  the  greatest paystreak of l^2* iter ever  heard on this earth.        W  Hon. H. L. Davies intimates that  western mining men are dishonest,  and that eastern people have no show  to make money out of mines they  control. Davies, in his youth, probably ran up against a thirabling  game at some country fair, and has  since carried the impression that  anything he is ignorant about is  crooked.  li->>  A   FOOLISH   ORDER.  The Law Society of B. C. will not  allow its members to advertise their  calling in the newspapers. This is  very strange, and more in keeping  with the methods of mossbacks who  wish to save a few nickles than  learned gentlemen. Lawyers are no  better than any other professional  men. They live principally through  the vices and quarrels of the human  race and probably half of them in  Kootenay are shysters ; just a notch  above confidence men, This may be  one reason the Law Society will not  permit them to advertise. It might  increase the business of the shysters,  and injure the honorable members of  the profession like we have  in New  They understood him to say that he  feared the worst.      ,  He sat there in his little flat, surrounded, by his family���all except  one.  That one was the darling of them  all.  Little Blue-Eyed Boy, they called  him.  A pet name merely.  His real name was William and the  iris of his eyes was azure in hue. Thus  the combination in nomenclature.  Little Blue-Eyed Boy had gone  forth to buy some supplies for the table  while the others waited.  He had been absent two minutes.  And when his father spoke it seemed as though he said he feared the  worst.  He explained immediately afterward  that bologna was all right for a lunch  dish, but from what he saw of the  delicatessen store around the corner  he had reason to doubt the purity and  freshness of the wurst.  In a moment or two .Little Blue  Eyed Boy returned with the bologna.  Then they all fell to.���New York  World.    One Thousand Per Capita,  New   Denver,   during the spring  months at any rate,   will unquestion  ably be the   wealthiest city in the  world,   population   considered.    Her  population  is now between  400 and'  500.      Bonds on mining properties already negotiated  and payable in the  spring to her  citizens will  reach an  amount between  ^-00,000 and $500,  000, thus making  tlie  wealth of the  'iKiacraa tcuamaa .pecncriifai'V  [L.|S.] E. DEWDNEY,  Canada, Providence of British Columbia.  Victoria, by the Grace of God, of the.United  Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Queen,  Defender of the Faith, &c, &c, &c.  To Our faithful the Members elected to serve in  the Legislative Assembly t,f Our Province of  British Columbia at Our City of Victoria-  Greeting:  A PROCLAMATION.  D. M. Eberts, Attorney-General.  WHEREAS, We are desirous and resolved, as  soon as may be, to meet Our people of Our Pro  vince of British Columbia, and to have their advice in Our Legislature:  Now know ye, that for divers causes and considerations, and taking into consideration the ease  and convenience of Our loving subjects, We have  thought fit, by and with the advice of Our Executive Council of the Province !of British Columbia, to hereby convoke, and by these presents enjoin you, and each of you, that on Monday, the  Eighth day of the month of February, one thousand eight hundred and ninety seven, you meet Us  in Our said Legislature or. Parliament of Our said  Province, at Our City of Victoria, FOR THE  DISPATCH OF BUSINESS, to treat, do. act, and  conclude upon those things which hi Our .Legislature of the Province of British Columbia, by the  Common Council of Our said Province may, by  the favour of God, be ordained. .  In Testimony Whereof, We have caused these  Our Letters^ to be made Patent, and the Great Seal  of the said Province to be hereunto affixed: Witness, the Honourable Edgar Dewdney, Lieutenant-Governor of our said Province of British  Columbia, in Our City of Victoria, in Our said  Province, this twenty-ninth day of December, in  the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred  and ninety-six, and in the sixtieth year of Our  Reign.  By Command. JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  NOTICE  VfOTICE is hereby given that application will  1> b;; made to the Legislative Assembly of the  Province of British Columbia at its next session,  for an .act enabling- the Noble Five Consolidated  Mirijug* and Milling Company, (Foreign), to appro*.r.ate live hundred (SOU) inches oi the waters  of Cody creek, in the Slocan Mining Division,  West Kootenay District, to erect flumes' for 1lie  purpose of operating a concentrator, electric  light plant, power drills and all other purposes  usual, necessary or incidental to the mining or  milling of ores, for the purpose of expropriating-  lands for such purposes.  NOBLE FIVE CONSOLIDATED MINING  AND MILLING COMPANY, (Foreign;.  12-11  OTiGE.  N  OTICE.���THE COLUMBIA AND KOOT-  enay Railway and Navigation Company will  apply to the Parliament of Canada at its next  session for an. Act authorizing the Company to  construct tbe Railway mentioned in Section z of  the Act 5i\ Victoria, Chapter 4f>, namely a railway  between some point on its present line between  Nelson and Robson on the South and Revelstoke  on the North, together with such branch or  branches of that railway or of its main line as may  from time to time be authorized by the Govern-  or4u-Council not exceeding in any one case the  length of thirty miles commencing the same on or  before the first of July, 1000,* and .completing it  within five years from that date.  J. D. TOWNLEY,  Secretary  Vancouver, B. C,  24th November, lffiifi. Fourth Year.  THE   LE1>GE.  PROVINCE    OF   BRITISH  COLUMBIA  Gra-  Fitz-  Mimsterof Miues, Horn Col. James Baker  Provincial Mineralogist, VV. A. Carlyle  Public Assayer, H, Carmiehael.  PROVINCIAL, GOAJERNMENT AGENCIES.  Alberhi; Thos. Fletcher, Alberni  Cariboo; J Bowron, Barkerville  Cassiar; James Porter. P.O. Laketon  Cowichan; H. O. Wellb.urn, Duncan .  Comox';" W. B. Anderson, Comox  Fort Simpson ; J Fie win.  Kamloops; G. C. Tunstall.-K-omloops  Kootenay East; J. F, Armstrong, Donald  Kootenay West, Northern portion;  J. D.  ham, Revelstoke  Kootenay   West, Southern portion;  N.  stubbs, Nelson  Liliooet; F-.Soues, Clinton.'  Nanaimo; M. Bray, Nanaimo.  New Westminster; D. Robson, New Westminster -���....." '"'.-*.   ^        .':   '  Nicola; John Glappertori, Nicola Lake     ,  Okanagan; L. Norris, Vernon  Quesnelle: Wm. Stephenson,Quesnelle Forks  Yale; W. Dodd, Yale. .  Mining jsecorders  office  ................... Nanaimo  Robson. .New Westminster  .;....... ....Donald  Lang; .*.' -.-. ...Golden  G. Goldie.................... .Windermere  C. M. Edwards........"...-'....... Fort Steele  M. Phillips..'.'.....,....'...Tobacco Plains  West Kootenay, J. D. Graham.*........ .Revelstoke  Cony Minherinick.....  A. Sproat .....r........  John Keen ....... ..  J..H. Rashdall. ....  J. Kirkup............:.  J. C. Rvkert   W.H. Vickers.........  R.J. Scott...;..........  F. G.Fauquier.'....  Cariboo, W Stephenson.....  J. Bbwron.........,  Yale, W. Dodd.......;....,  L. Norris..   C. A. R. Lambly...  W.McMynii.......  district.  Nanaimo, M. Bray....  New Westminster, D.  East Kootenay, J Stirret..,  F.C.  Bay route prove practicable the construction of  say .500 miles of road would place Prince Albert  and the entire Northwest in connection wjth Fort  Ghurchillon the shores of Hudson Bay. From  Winnipeg to Chicago there is how an in depend;  ent route, ap&rt from- the C.P.R. and the Grand  Trunk railway runs from Chicago to the sea-  . oard. Beyond the mountains, that is from the  western terminus of the Crow's Nest Pass, which  would in all probability be Rossland or Trail, and  extension to the coast could bo made by connecting with the proposed line from Rossland to Pen-  tictdn, which tha British Columbia government  has bonused wi?h a substantial land grant, und  from Pentiction to Westminster .or Vancouver  through Chilliwack and the fertile valley of the  Fraser, charters for the partial construction of  which have already been granted. Here there is  a possibility of a competitive railway throughout  he Northwest and British Columbia, and also  meeting the demands for the Hudson Bay section  should the navigation of the straits be shown to  practicable; If any encouragement of ample aid  can be obtained from the government a charter  wjll be applied for at the coming session of  parliament for the CrOw's Nest section of what  will really be a great transcontinental railway.  and hoist will  The showing  75-fbot shaft is  H. Hunter  G. C. Tunstall...  Liliooet, C. A. Phair....  F. Soues.........  Cassiar, Ezra Evans...  Jas. Porter.......  Alberni, Thos. Fletcher.  Victoria, W. S. Gore....  ......;, Lardeau  ........New Denver  ...............Kaslo  ...;.....;.. ..Nelson  ........... Rossland    ..Rykert's  .........Trout Lake  ........Illecillewaet  ...........;.Nakusp  ... Quesnelle Forks  .........Barkerville  ....���'..........:...-. x ale,  ..;....... ...Vernon  ............Osoyoos  ............Midway  .......... Granite Creek  ............... Kamioops  ,....:....:.......Liliooet  ..................Clinton  .Manson Creek Omin eca   .........."...'.Laketon  .......;......... Alberni  ................ Victoria  FAIRVIEW   CAMP.  GOLD   COMMISSIONERS.  For the Province ; W. S. Gore, Victoria  Albei:ni; Thos. Fletcher, Alberni,:;.  Cariboo; John Bow.icri, Richneld  Cassiar Dislrict; James Porter, Laketon, Cassiar  Liliooet District; Frederick Soues, Clinton  Nanaimo; M. Bray, Nanaimo:  East Kootenay.'-District-'; J. F. ArmstrOng.Dohald  West Kootenay District; N. Fitzstubbs, Nelson  West Kootenay District;  J.D.Graham, Uevel-  stoke ������', ':'.*"���  Yale.District; Chas. Lambly, Osoyoos,  Yale District; G. C:Tuhstall, Kamloops  OCEAN   TO   OCEAN.  British  Capitalists  .Nest,  After  Pass.  tlie    Crow's  An Ottawa despatch of the 22nd.states that well  0 known and prominent British capitalists, through  their representatives, are sounding the members of  the government with a view to the construction of  the Crow's Nest Pass railway,-and making in connection therewith an all through competitive line  from the Atlantic to tlie Pacific.   So far Canadians  generally, as well as the Canadian Government,  have seen nothing for it; if this road was to be  built, than to place it in the hands of the Canadian  Pacific railway, giving at the same time a handsome subsidy to ensure the work of construction,  The whole attitude, of the west is one of inflexible  hostility towards the Canadian Pacific controlling  another mountain pass and operating a second  railway whicli its whole usefulness will largely  depend on the moderation of its freight rates.  -What the west is clamoring for is another competitive road.    It is to meet this  demand that t"he  capitalists of the old world are endeavoring to  obtain from the Dominion government what aid  they would give to an independent company taking hold of the proposed enterprise, which is to run  'from Lethbridge, in the. North-West, to tap the  Rossland gold camp iu British Columbia.  Reports  from Hon. A. G. Blair, Minister of Railways, who  is now in British Columbia, go far to confirm the  testimony that the camp is a permanent one, in the  centre of a great mining country. But should any  doubt exist as to the permanency of the  Trail  Creek region, certainly none exists as to the permanency of the vast mineral areas situated in the  Kootenay silver district, which would be tapped by  Crow's nest line.   It has been suggested that the  government should build the road. Tlie experience  in Canada in the past has been that railways buil^  by the government is a very costly undertaking.  So that the only escape from either building and  operating the road as a natural work or handing it  over to the C.P.R. is to endeavor to make satisfaC"  tory terms with tlie, British capitalists to make an  independent route of if.   All hope of an independent route vanishes with the C.P.R. con trolling  both passes through the Rockies.   If an independent company engages to build the road, then a  Fairview is in the Okanogan country. The  mines in this district are almost without an exception free milling; the leads are usually strong and  well defined, while the ore averages very well.  The Joe Dandy, which is under a bond to eastern Canadian parties. for $60,000 is being worked  by a force of 20 men; A tunnel has been run on  this property about 50 feet and a shaft has been  sunk 40 feet. A 10 stamp mill has been ordered  which will be in running order early in the spring.  Ten men are working on the Comstock which is  doveloped by a tunnel 50 feet long and a shaft 50  feet deep. .,������ :-. ,/:,.  A small force of men is working on the Smuggler  which is developed by something like 100 feet of  shafting. The management intends to enlarge the  force in a short time. ���������'������'���"'A  The Stemwinder will be worked by 20 men this  winter.- '���  Capital has been coming into district quite freely  during the- season. One company composed of  Vancouver parties has alone purchased Or bonded  over thirty claims at prices ranging- from almost  nothing to $2,000; The Morning Star is being  worked under a bond oh which two payments have  been made.   _.-���'"������'-.'        ���-,.A.  The Buck -/Horn and the* Occidental -have both  been bonded for -j?5;0O0, ten per cent down; -  *  Everything points to a large amount of work  being done in this part of the Okanogan district  during the coming year and some valuable finds  will probably be made.-  South Belt.    A pump  be installed at once,  at the bottom of the  excellent; .������  The Great Hopes claim at Dead-  wood, B ������Undry creek, has been sold  ftbr|12,000     V  Nice looking ore is reported on the  hanging wall of the Juliet.  vThe Iron Mask will soon be a shipping mine. Yesterday pay ore was  struck in two difierent places in the  workings  A neworebody has been uncovered in the City of Spokane.  Assays of $2121 have been obtained  from the sylvailite, or tellurite, of  gold in the Jumbo.  A working tunnel is to be run on  the Ottawa, i which adjoins the Silver  -Bell.;'',..*.-.." } v',,''���-���;���*"-::..-  At a meeting of the Eed Eagle  trustees it was decided to place tlie  price of treasury shares at 10 cents,  the change to take place oh January  2. Work is being vigorously prose-  uted on this property, and considerable interest is being taken in the  progress of development. "  Th^re' is now a 35-foot turinel on the  Ibexj one of the South Belt claims to  attract attention recently. Five men  are at work on the claim.  The Red Meuntain mine is now a  shipper. The first carload of ore has  been sent to the Tacoma smelter. It  carries good values in gold and copper. *  '���'.". There is a report to the effect that  the new smelter for Rossland will be  built on Maid cof Erin ground, which  is convenient to a number of the best  mines in the South Belt.  The Young America shaft is now!  down over eighty feet. For some  time the shaft has been in a well defined vein, filled with good looking  stuff, carrying little or no value. Recently the vein matter has been  changing rapidly for the better, and  four feet of fine looking ore is now reported in the bottom of the shaft.  The Elise, on Wild Horse creek, is  said to be improving as work proceeds;  STOCK QUOTATIONS OF THE KOOTENAY   MINES.  Companies.  ON   THE   SALMON.  E. H. Hughes is part owner of the Arnold, one  of the best properties on the North Fork of the  Salmon. C. L. Arnold, after whom the.mine is  named, and who is interested with Mr. Hughes  in it, is in England this winter and therefore the  property is lying idle. Last winter both Arnold  and Hughes worked the property. The mine is  1,500 feet above the North Fork and probably  5,000 feet above sea level. It is almost on top of  the mountain and for days at a time was shut out  from the wbrld by the furious snow storms that  raged around their cabin.  Rover creek in the Nelson district will come to  the front next year. There have been many  prospectors in there and some good properties  with strongly defined leads have been located.  The ore is much the same in character as that in  the Trail creek district. It was higher in copper,  however. Little work is being dune this winter,  however, and most of the prospectors are spending the winter in Nelson. They will go out again  as soon as spring opens.  . Over on |the North Fork a lively town will  spring up during the coming year. Several  mines are so far developed that they can begin  shipping ore an(i as manv 0f tlie most important,  ones have passed into the hands of capitalists  there will be a great deal* of work there this spring  and a town will be the natural outcome.  Among the mines which are likely to commence shipping are the Ben Hassan, Maude S.,  Arnold, Victory, Mersey and Robert J. This list  may be added to as work is being done this winter  oil several other properties which are showing up  most encouragingly.  Trail    Mining   Notes  St. Paul has now a three drill com-  ^ pressor plant, and active work on the  line would unquestionably be extended to Winni-1 fine Ore of this Claim has been begun,  peg, running north and by east in the direction |     m,      .   ���   ���  of Prince Alqert, where tlie Manitoba and North-1 l iie inflow Ot Water Caused a Stop-  western could be tapped and connection with | Pa��"e of WOl'k in the Silver Bell, One  Winnipeg completed.   And should the Hudson f of the   best   knOWll   properties   in the  Title to the Butte has been perfected. This claim, owned by the Butte  Gold-Copper Mining Company, is now  in excellent condition and has a very  flattering outlook. The shaft, now  down Over eighty feet, will reach the  hundred-leot level by the middle ot  January. Ten additional feet will  then be sunk for a "sump,"  after which drifting and cross-  cutting will begin. Owing to the interesting character of the ore. assaying  as high as $22 per ton, through which  the Butte shaft has passed in the last  fifty feet, the company has been  r-empted to change the direction of  the shaft and follow the ore. Having  refrained from so doing thev will now  have an excellent milling shaft  through which the claim may be  economically explored and operated.  Le Roi's next dividend will not be  declared until the regular meeting in  January,  The new tunnel on the View is now  in over seventy feet.  The seven-drill compressor now in  use in the Le Roi has been purchased  by the Lilly May people, and will be  installed on the pioneer claim when  the new compressor is in place on the  Le Roi.  War Eagle workings are now 320  feet below the surface, and the ore  being taken out is the richest yet  found in the miue,  The Mascot is looking immense. In  ihis claim alone the Big Three Company has one of the finest properties  in the camp, while the Southern  Belle and Snowshoe are also potential  mines.1  Deer Park continues to present a  good showing. In this mine the  camp has an early producer.  The Kootenay-London Company is  placing machinery on the Annie  Fraction.  Several of the standard stocks are  being somewhat neglected by investors, who are favoring , some of the  newer propositions. This has caused  a slight decline, and, consequently,  this is a good time to buy stocks, if  ordinary discrimin.ition be used.  SLOCAN.  Alamo...   Cumberland.   Dardanelles..; ...  GreyEagle..........  Kootenay-Columbia .  Minnesota ..   Noble Five Con..  Rambler Con..:.'....  Reco.......;������'....**.:.-...  Slocan Star ...'..  Sunshine.............  Wonderful ..'... '.."..  AINSWORTH. '-���'  Dellie ... .*.   BOUNDARY.   .  Old Ironsides.. ..  CAMI'M'KINNEY.  Cariboo    NELSON.  Exchequer  ,  Hall Mines ......  REVELSTOKE.  Orphan Boy..   TRAIL CREEK.  Alberta..   Beaver ..............  Big Three............  Butte.... ..:.;.......  Brit. Can. Goldtields.  B.C. Gold King.....  Bluebird. ....  Caledonia Con........  California   C. & C...............  Celtic Queen   Centre Star..........  Colonna ..............  Commander ....  Crown Point.....;...  Deer Park...........  Eastern Star .. '..;  Enterprise ..........,  Eric........;........,  Evening Star. ,  Georgia........ ......  Gertrude    Golden Drip   Golden Queen   Great Western.....*...  Hattie Brown.........  Helen.....    High Ore... .���;     Homestake    Idaho   Imperial   Iron Horse   Iron Mask.......   J- A. Lj ........ ,   .Josie.'....-   Jumbo   Knight Templar......  Kootenay London..:.  LeRoi....   Lily May.   Mayflower   Monita   Monte Cristo...   Morning Star.   Nest Egg.. .*.;.   Northern Belle;.......  Novelty .;..:......  O.K.   Palo Alto   Phoenix ]..;.  Poormah . ...........  Red Mountain View..  R.E. Lee   Rossland. Red Mt   St. Elmo   St. Paul .....;  Silverine     Sou'n Cros*&W. Con.  Trail Mining-Co   Union   Virginia    War Eagle   West LeRoi   White Bear   No. of  Shares.  500,000  50,...  1,000,...  750,...  ���100  1,000,...  1,200,...  1,000,...  1,000,...  1.000,...  50,...  1,000,...  750,..,  1,000,...  .800,...  1,000,...  300;...  700,...  1,000,...  750,...  '3,500,...  1,000,...  2,500,...  1.000,...  600,...  500,...  2,500,...  500,...  700,...  500,...  1.000,...  500,...  1,000,...  1,000,...  500,...  1,000,...  1,000,...  1,000,...  1,000,...  500....  500,...  1,000,...  1,000,...  1,000....  600,...  500,...  1,000,...  500,...  1.000,.,-  1,000,...  500,...  1,000....  700,...  500,...  500,...  1,000,...  500,...  500,...  1,000,...  750,...  1,000,...  1,000,...  500,...  1,000,...  1,000,...  l.HOO,...  1,000....  500i...  500,...  1,000,...  2,000,...  1,000,...  i.ooo,..:  1,000,...  500,...  500,...  2,500  600,...  500,...  500,....  ,500,...  2 000,...  Par  Value  $   1  10  1  1  100  1  1  1  1  10  1  Price.  50  1  ��1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1 ,  1 ,  1 ,  1 .  1 .  1 .  1 .  1 .  1 .  1 .  1 .  1.,  1 .  1 .  5 .  1 .  1  1  1  1  1  i  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  ion  1  1  1  1  1  $0 57  2 35  . 15  . 12��  -. 11  . 46  .  10  . 15  ��� 15  ��� 07$  . 10  ��� 07J  . 25  ��� 10  . 10  ��� 10  . 04i  . 15  . 30  . 43  . 23��  . 20  . 20  . 10  . 14  . 20  . 15  . 12��  .  17  . 07��  .  06  . 07  . 17*  . 10  . 20  . 58  .60  . 59  . 07  . 10  7 50  .20  . 14*  . 25  .16  . 12*  . 107  . 15  . 10  .29  .  . 09  . 15  . 08J-  .12"  . 15.  . 25 .,  . 12*'-  . 12i-  . 12*  ..20"  . .19  1 55  .27  Dividends paid to date are as follows: Slocan  Star, ��too,ooo; Le Roi, ��25o ooo; War Eagle, *1S7,-  poo; Cariboo, *U2,ooo; Alamo, Idaho, Cumberland, Reco and Noble Five have also paid dividends.  OKE   SHIPMENTS.  Returns since last week.  VIA. NAKUSi'.  8,<H"jn Star to Omaha,  Idah/0 to Everett,  .  Maintain Chief to Everett,  5 Mynitor to Everett,  V  VIA.  KASLO.  Whitewater to Everett,  Slocan Star to Pueblo,Col.,  Payne Mine, " "  Goodenough,        " "  Ruth to Everett,  Rambler to Everett,  No. 11 > Everest  Last Chance        "  Reco to Denver, Col,,  Wellington to Everett,  m  80  20'  17J1  177.1  30  2!M  17  45  ii ;a  l.vf  34  5.S  15  :*>8:') Eourtk Year  THE   LEDGE.  ���<*  AN   ELECTRIC   CHASGE.  Itlsi announced upon good author  ity that important changes will be  made in the spring in the methods of  operating the Columbia & Western  railway.   Mr. Heinze, the owner -of  the road, has since his return from  London, Eng., been figuring ofi the  cost of transforming'the motive power  from steam to electricity and it is reported that1 lie has"found' 'thfe!scheme  not only practicable, but that it would  be less expensive:and more satisfactory.; The fact that the Red Mountain  railway has arrived at Rossland has  not interfered with the business of the  C. & W at all. In fact the traffic is  constantly increasing and for the past  month it has been almost impossible  for the road to handle the vast amount  ot business that has come to it.  At the time the road was built it  was contemplated by Mr. Heinze to  ultimately change it to an electric  line, or if that was found to be not  feasible, then he would make it a  broad guage line. For that reason  the ties were cut standard length and  the rails laid so that by the simple  addition of another rail standard and  narrow guage cars could both be run  over the road in the same train.  It is now; reported that the electric  scneme has been found. the cheapest  and most feasable and that the change  will be made in the spring. It will  also be extended to the new road,  which is being built from Trail to  . Robson. The clearing of the right of  way also for this new line is progressing rapidly and the contractors find  the work comparatively easy, as there  is but little snow and the weather so  far has been mild. If the winter is  mild throughout, the contractors will  have the road finished and in operation by April 1.  that she was glad to cross the great  divide, and leave me here alone to  wander through the balance of my  drearv life.  Spoke  From a F ull   Heart.  The Illinois Central train was half  a hundred miles from Chicago, headed for the city, and at a littre station  an old farmer came aboard. He was  a little, weasened man* with a sensitive mouth half concealed by an iron-  'grey beard. His ill-fitting clothes  were evidently his most uncomfortable best. He slid sbMy into a seat  occupied by a grave stranger, reading a newspaper. Two or three  times the old man turned his face to  the brown flying landscape. The  stranger was struck with the troubled  expression and glanced wistfully at  his companion.  The latter1 spoke at last with a  strange huskiness in his voice.  "I am going to the city for the  second time in my life," he'said, half  startled at his own words.  "Yes?"  " "Thirtv years come July I went  there for a wedding suit and I am  going back there to-day for a coffin  and a shroud for the little woman  that married me.  "You don't know what it is, mister,  to live and work 'longside a woman  for thirty years, day in and day out,  to find her "always- patient andVfining and working, and then leavf her.  dead an cold, with her wortf-o^fr'  hands crossed on her breast. It >v^|  just a little after the turn of ^e  night, and nobody but me was  watching, when Mar'gie kinder woke  up.  "'David,'says she, 'its restful, so  rest;nl, and I am so tired.' And so  she went to sleep and waked up m  eternity. You know, stranger, these  things set me to th ingin��, and w hen  it was too late 1 found out that I had  put too much work into her life and  not  enough  rest and  enjoyment so  Half a dozen mines, eager for sniping honors, are being vigorously  worked, and we. should soon see a  substantial addition to the list of Rossland's producing mines.  R.  Jeweler  KASLO CITY.  B.C  The only practical ~Vy atchmaker in  the Kootenay District. Orders by  mail receive prompt attention  ILL WORK GUARANTEED  The  Nakusp  Sawmill.  AVING placed some new  Machinery in our-Mill,  we are prepared to furnish  all kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber and Shingles at  greatly ^reduced Prices.  Ty^'-;^KiCJE^LiSTl:\.--,  Roua;h Lumber, narrow,  $10 00  :\',        wide,  $11 00 to $12 00  Joist and Scantlim, sized up to  18 feet long,  %n 00  8'to 24'  $1200  21 'to 30 '  $13 00  Flooring, T & G, 6 "  $20 00  u ������              ..��      4. 1)  ��22 00  V jctnt Ceiling, ^ '  $22 00  " Rustic,  $19 00  Shiplap,  $14 00  Surfaced Dressei?  .     $13 00  A liberal discount on lar  ge orders for Cash,  PETER  GENELLE & Co  How About a Suit?  We are showing the finest line  of samples yet offered foi\the trade in  TWEEDS, WORSTEDS, TWILLS,  VENETIANS,    CHEVOITS '  SERGES,  ETC.  The Most Elegent Patterns in  rousermgsr  yet Exhibited in the country.  (vercoatings  Correct 5ty8es, Fit and Finish.  ^XJ��    Prices Right.    ��\j��  H. S. WILSON,  REVELSTOKE  d  Newmarket  BeRver,  S situatet on the banks of the beautiful Slocan Lake, and the guests can  sit upon the balcony ahdjgaze upon the grandest scenery in America  t-    without any extra charge.  The fire-escape, system is excellent  The rooms are airy arid decorat  ed with thd latest results'bf the  wall paper artist. The exterioi  of the hotel is painted in color,'  that harmonize with the idealistic  scenery.  Goldbugs, Silver Democrats, Canadian  /Capitalists, Prospectors, Miners,  Tenderfeet, Ten Mile Millionaires  and Pilgrims of every shade in  Politics, Religion or Wealth are  welcome at this House.  V  The Bar is replete with the most modern, as well as ancient  brands of nerve producers.  The Dining Room is always provided  with food that is tasty, digestible  and satisfying to the inner  economy of man  v  Stranger make for the Newmarket  when you reach the Slocan Me^  tropolis and ,do.;not forget the  Landlord's name.   It is  HeH^y Stege  SLOO-A-IST  HOSPITAL  This Hospital which was opened in August, 1895, for. the benefit of the  Miners in the Slocan District under the medical superintendence of Dr. J. E.  Brouse with thoroughly competent professional'attendants, is equipped with  all appliances and conveniences necessary for the. treatment of Surgical and  Medical cases. Situated as it is on the shore of Slocan Lake,it affords every  advantage for the treatment of fever cases, the water supply and altitude  being more favorable than any other point in the district.  Annual tickets entitling the holder in case of sickness or accident to  all the privileges of the Hospital, including free Medical and Surgical  attendance, nursing and board, may be secured at TWELVE DOLLARS  each, Miners in regular employ, subscribing through their pay roll at the  rate of ONE DOLLAR per month, can secure the privileges above mentioned.  Rates for non-subscribers may also be obtained on application to  A.   E.   FAUQUlteR, ^Secretary   ���  Is becoming more populous  everyday,  and many   ,  of the new people are looking for lots upon which to  erect residences.  Real Estate under these circumstances must advance  in value, and now is the time to buy from  iAngHS:  SH  mniMnii  J Fourth Year  THE   LEDGE.  ?c  SLOCAN   CITY.  The owners of the Chapleau have  just had returns from their trial  shipment of four ears sent out a month  ago. It netted them at the wharf  here $102 a ton after paying all  transportation and treatment charges.  How would that strike the people  who talk so big when a Rossland  mine runs $20 or $30 to the ton?  J. A. T hompson of Carnduff, Assa.,  is here to attend the first meetirig of  The Carnduff Mining and Developing  Company, of which he is president..  He is well pleased with the properties  owned by the company at the head  of Springer creek and will at once  arrange for their development. Mr-  Shaw will come out in a , few weeks  to reside here permanently in order  to personally superintend the work of  the company. Their claims are the  Dido, Lucky Jack, Libby,Eveiling  Star No. 10/ Denbigh and Skylight.  Some remarkable assays have been  made from samples from these-  claims. . '-:A\A.. -' ..* \.  NAKUSP...  Mrs. Crawford, the proprietress of  the Hotel Nakusp,   entertained over  ������ fifty couple to a fancy dress ball on  New Year's eve.     The - dance was  heldin a large warehouse, which had  been tastefully decorated for the occasion with bunting,  fiags and evergreens,  and at ���������19 o'clock  when the  company assembled the scene was a  pretty one.   The music, consisting of  violin arid guitar played by Messrs.  Hope and Graham, was all that could-  be desired.    W.  McMillan,, as clown  and master of ceremonies,   was the  amusing feature of the evening, keeping, everyone in a continual state of  laughter by his antics;-   Supper was  served at the Nakusp hotel, and Mrs.  Crawford surprised her guests with  the many dainties set.    Miss Genelle,  as Fairy Bells,���%had the prettiest costume on the floor.  Citizens here generally are interested in the Cariboo Creek country  and many properties in that section  will be opened this winter.  The Leland hotel, owned by Mrs.  D. A. McDougald, has been greatly  remodelled and enlarged, the carpenters and painters now putting on  the finishing touches. When completed it will be. the best equipped  hotel here. v  Progress isVbeing made on the new  steam boat, to be a sister boat to the  Nakusp. Over twenty-five men find  employment.  THE   BIG   BEND.  rivals of the white miner, Already  I observe that John is getting into  the hotels and restaurants, while he  enjoys almost "the monopoly in the  laundry trade. Once let him get a  hold and it will be almost impossible  to shake him off. Now is the time to  take action. If it be deferred, the  people of this hew country will have  reason to regret their inactivity in a  matter of vital importance."  There is much truth in these deductions. This question is, indeed,  one ot importance, and too great stress  cannot be put upon it. Denver has  fortunately got rid of her only celestial citizen and it is to be* hoped  another importation ,wili not be made;  The only effectual means of settling  the question and of keeping the mongolian out, is to force him to get his  living from those, of his own tribe.  Let the white men support their own,  and John will not be troublesome to  any great extent. *  TUNNEL SHAFT AND DUMP.  Tlx�� Latest Returns From tlie Mines and  Prospeets of the Silvery Slocan.  Turning 'This   Way.  Mr. Coplen came in Sunday from a  trip through the Idaho mining section  and Spokane. He-reports that/ the  trend of thought in mining circles  there now; is of the Slocan district,  and every ind ication points to a great  increase in travel this way early in  the spring. The travel to the Trail  creek section continues brisk, but the  class,of people going there is not such  as will be satisfied with their findings  and will eventually come this way.  Great preparations are being made in  the sections through which Mr. Ctoplen  travelled by persons interested in  mining, to make for the Slocan district as early as possible, and- he expresses his belief that this section will  receive more wealth and business  this year than the most sanguine  citizen has any idea of, -*,/'������';-.'A  Bift' Shipments Next Year.  Several claims on Keystone mountain are to be worked in a few weeks.  The Last Chance has closed down  for lack ol water.  ' The output on the Consolation  averages $13 to the man. John  Sweeney is foreman.  On the North Star, Gus. Lund is  running a tunnel to tap the old channel, and expects plenty of yellow stuff  in a few days.  The Orphan Boy is the only quartz  claim working in the Big Bend.  Seven men are running a tunnel and  sinking a shaft.  The North Star company are working some 30 men, and will take,: out  about 6Q00 to 8000 tons of carbonates  during the winter, says the Fort Steele  Prospector. We learn that the corn-  pan y will ship nothing but carbonates  next season, as tney run from 90 to  1000 ounces in silver, with a small  percentage of lead. Ore hauling has  commenced and will continue all  winter. It is reported that the com-  pany will build a new steamboat this  winter, and place the Rustler's ma  chinery, lately purchased by them,in  it. This will give the company two  steamboats for the transportation of  ore next season.    .  The North Star company has done  the assessment on 10 claims, which  they own, outside of the North Star  property, this year.  Silverton Holding Her Own.  Chinese in tho Camp.  The Chinese question is creating  discussion in other sections as it has  in Denver. A writer in the Ross-  lander, considering the question earnestly, wit'i a view, no doubt, of pointing out the dangers: of the celestials  presence in a community, says: "If  something be not done to discourage  them they will haye established  themselves in the various branches,  and   will   soon   become    dangerous  Our neighboring camp, Silverton,  is pushing ahead in fine style. Several scow loads of lumber have been  docked there the past week, to be  used principally on the Galena Farm.  Another hotel was opened there this  week by Messrs. Morrison & Gardner,  and other business ventures are contemplated in the near future. .. The  townsite will be placed on the market  very soon.  The Oregon City.  There is ore in both of the tunnels  on the Oregon City, Ten Mile, The  lower tunnel is in 70 feet and shows  ore in decomposed lime that assays as  high as $80 m gold and 182 Dunces in  silver. In the upper tunnel $3 to $10  in gold and 150 ounces in silver have  been obtained. Near the cabin on  this property the lead that runs  through the Fairy Queen group has  been found.  Hugh Sutherland, of Winnipeg,  came in last week to view the progress on the Silver Nugget.  W. A. Coplen will commence work  this month on the Skylark and Ranger if supplies can be packed in.  Thepaystreak on the Bondholder  has widened to 22 inches, and shows  pre that assays over 2000 ounces to  the ton.  Eighteen inches of clean ore were  struck on the Westmount last week.  Driving on the vein had continued for  some time, but it took a crosscut to  the left four feet to tap this fine show-  ingV ���"''���.V':'        r- ,:. ���:-::*.  Indications on the Iron Horse are  that the Enterprise lead will be struck  when ten feet more*--.Of tunnel have  been driveu. When this occurs a  winze will be sunk On the vein,  An eight inch paystreak is iii plain  view on the Tit Bits group, a Ten  Mile property under bond to J. C,  McDonell. v \      /  The Enterprise shipped forty tons of  ore on Saturday. This property* is  shipping $10,000 worth of ore each  ;week.  A cross-cut tunnel is being driven  orrthe Erin, Twelve Mile, by Graham  and Saulter.  Ten tons of dry ore are on the. dump  at the Katy, near the Howard Fraction. ��� '.;.' ���..;���'���'.        ���':���:-* AA:-:  The Republic, Twelve Mile, under  bond to H. McPherson and others  shows 16 .'inches of ore at the bottom  of a 60 foot inclined shaft.  The shaft on the Slocan Bob, on  Robertson creek, is down 25 feet.  COLUMBIA  &   KOOTENAY  RAILWAY AND NAVIGATION CO.  NOTICE.  A  %OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE  IN plan, profile and book of reference, of abranch  line of the above railway from its junction near  ���lhe mouth Slocan river and extending to the south  end of Slocan lake, within the limits of "Slocan  City," are now on tile in the Land Registry Office  at Victoria.  J. D. TOWNLEY,  Secretary.  Vancouver, B. C, December 24th, 1896.  CERTIFICATE OF IIPRQVEMENTS  mummmmKmmmmmBamBamemaammmmmneamiamatmm���^���-���-  PURCELL   MINERAL   CLAIM.  Situate in the^Slocail Mining. Division of West  Kootenay District. Located on the north slope  of the south fork of Carpenter creek.'  rpAKE NOTICE that I. J, H: Gray, acting- as  �� agent for the "Purcell" Mining Corporation,  Lirnited,(Foreign),free miner's certificate No.88998,  intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to  the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Grown grant  of the above, claim.  , And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements,  Dated this 28th day of December, 1896.  ���, 12-28  WINDSOR AND SILVER SMITH MINERAL  ���-'    CLAIMS   ',"  War Eagle; Sold.       .  The War Eagle, at Rossland; was  sold on TMonday to the Gooderham  and Blackstone syndicate of Toronto^  It is said that the price paid, including that for the Iron Mask, is one  million-Hollars.       .  -.   JNOTICE.  All .persons owing me for lumber  are liereby notified to pay amounts  due me to Wm Thomlinson, New  Denver, who is authorized to receive  payments and give receipts in my  name. Prompt settlements are requested.  New Denver, B.C., Jan. 4, 1897.  Alex. McKay.  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of West  .' Kootenay, located adjoining Slocan Star.  rpAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert! T. Twigg.agent  X,. for Byron N. White Co., FreeSMiner% Certificate No. 64921, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  certificates of ^improvements,'for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown grant of each of the above  claims. -      ..,.'-   '-���'*. '������'���   '*���'*'-  ���������   < :���-.;���':*  And further take notice that action under Section  37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificates of improvements.;  Datald this 31 day of December,1896..    -   12-81  HIGHLAND   MINERAL   CLAIM.  Subscribers to' this paper can  obtain THOMLINSON'S celebrated map of the Slocan Lake  district for  Address all orders to  R.T.Lowery,  New Denver, B.C.  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Located - on the Galena  Farm, adjoining the Peerless (Revised) Mineral  Claim on the North-west.  T" AKE NOTICE THAT I, FRANCIS J.  O'Reilly, as agent for John McGlcments No-  of Certificate 74459, Nellie Delaney No. ofCertiu  cate 74408, JVC. Bolander No. of Certificate 65906  and D. A. Van Dorn No. of Certilicate 66088,  intend, sixty days from date hereof, to apply to  the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant  of the above claim. " ������-.. k  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 19th day of December, 1896. 12-24  SLOCAN   QUEEN   AND    ENTERPRISE  MINERAL   CLAIMS.  Slocan Mining Division of West i Kootenay District. Located South of Ten Mile Creek, 7  miles from SlOcan Lake,  fpAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T. Twigg as  1 agent for John A. Finch, free miners certificate [No. ��� 65040, intend sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining .'Recorder for  certificates of improvements, for the purpose ;of  obtaining a Crown; grant of each of the above  claims.  And further take notice that action under section  37 must be commenced before the issuance of such  certificates of improvements..  Dated this 3rd day of December, 1896. 12-3  SLOCAN KING, JENNIE AND EMMA  MINERAL CLAIMS.  Situate in the Slocan Division, West Kootenay  District, adjoining the Slocan Star,-south of  Sandon, B. C.  rpAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T. Twigg as  1 agent for the Byron N. White Company, free  miner's certificate No. 64921, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for certificates of improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining a Crown grant, of each of  the above claims.  And further take notice that action, under Sec-  issuance  CAR^/'TION MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in tlie Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Located east of the Reed  & Tenderfoot.  rpAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert. T. Twigg as  1 agent, for Donald D. Mann, free miner's certificate No. 67985, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice, that action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issu-  aucce of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 12thdav of November. Silicas 1  12-11 Fourth Year.-  M-0  Absinthe Hour in Paris.  It is a strange drink.  No one has  ever tasted it for the first time without a shudder of disgust. With its-  strong medicated odor, its"������.sickly  taste, and its uncanny colour, it suggests a nauseous drug rather than a  beverage. But do not drink it twice  if you do not want to understand its  fearful fascination. It is lhbrfe deadly  in the long run than opium.  The mode of drinking it is fairly  well known. The waiter, with his  long,. flowing apron, and his close  cropped hair, and- with a bottle stick-  out from under his arms, rushes from  one table to another.  "Vous desirez, M'sieur ?"  "Absinthe."  He mechanically "rattles dffpTure,  with sugar..gum, or citron ?"  "With sugar." ��  Then he returns with a glass, a  sugar bowl, a perforated spoon, and  commences to pour out, eyeing the  customer ail the time, until the latter  raises his finger to say that he has  enough. The absinthe lies in the  bottom of the glass, a greenish-  brownish looking gummv substance.  The perforated spoon is then laid  across the top of the glass, and the  sugar is placed on it. The drinker  raises the bottle of iced water, and  with scrupulous care. allows . two or*  three drops to fall on the sugar. Then  he takes a quiet interest in watching  the drops slowly eating in. When  the' sugar begins to melt it is treated  to a more copious, bath ; -and this goes  on till it has entirely vanished and  the absinthe has been changed into a  bright greenish-yellowish fluid. The  "hour"' begins vaguely after five-  o'clock and ends any "time up till  seven. In the great business houses,  where strokes of the pen represent  fortunes, and factories, where pence  represent dinners, it is awaited with  the same impatience.���Ludgate  Monthly.  this country, and our people will soon  cease to look at the republic at all.  The ruling raising tlie customs valuation of wood pulp will not cause  Janada to close up a ncl go out -ot busi-  ���essybut this country will go right  'along selling pulp, to Uncle Sam as  freely as ever. We have the pulp,  and the republic can obtain it only  from us/ If the American Government wishes to compel its manufacturers to pay a higher duty for Canadi  an pulp, or use the inferior product of  tlie States, we can stand it until such  time,as the republic returns to its  senses.../'-;*;  In the meantime Canada maybe  provoked into retaliation. The republic has no copyright on an alien labor  law, and if Canada chooses to shut out  Americans from its rich mineral and  lumber districts, the niatter can be  easily arranged. And, as the United  States apparently wishes to continue  its meanness, it is just possible that  an export du��y on logs and pulp  would build up the lumber mills and  paper mills of the. Dominion at the  expense of our picayune neighbor, ���  Toronto Star.  C. S. RASHDALL,  Notary Public.  A. E FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER,  HINES AND REAL ESTATE.  Mining Interests Bought, Sold and Bonded.  Correspondence Invited.  Corapletelists of claims for sale,, abstracts of claims, conveyancing.  HEW DENVER,    - '���'.-     B.G.  Si'  A   VALUABLE   DISCOVERY.  CANADA   CAN   STAND   IT.  A new ruling by the United States  Governmenf raises the import valuation of Canadian wood pulp by  $1 a ton, and another decision will  enable Buffalo DeBarry to deport  Canadian trained nurses who go  across the line to work in hospitals or  in private practice.  It is doubtful if these decisions caii  increase the contempt which Canada  feels for the pin-headed republic, for  our neighbor has been so long,so continuously ridiculous, that our measure  of contempt   is  about   filled.    Canadians can rather enjoy the republics  legislative antics, for the alien labor  law,    as   enforced   at   Buffalo  arid  Detroit, will, for the most part, benefit  instead of injure the Dominion.   We  want all the people we can get here,  and we do not want to lose a Canadian.    They make; good citizens, as  indeed do most of the pecple we have  here.    Hence, it Uncle Sam continues  the enforcement of his alien labor law.  he will  merely help us to keep our  people in  this country,   while, as a  matter of fact, the republic will be  depriving itself of a desirable class of  citizens    In reality,   the. American  alien labor law and its Enforcement  against Canadians is helping to build  up a desirable sentiment in this country ; it is creating among our people  a   healthy   disgust  with the United  States, and will offset the feeline" that  by reason of its vast population the  republic affords greater opportunities  for advancement than can  be found  in   the  sparsely   settled   Dominion.  Once let such a feeling  be created in  The Jerome (Ariz.) Mining News  says:   During the past  week  there  has been brought to a successful end  experiments   which   will     entirely  revolutionise the smelting of sulphide  ores.      The   gentlemen   have   been  studying this" problem for years, and  some months a go they, concluded the\  had mastered tt in theory, and immediately commenced to test theories  by practical demonstrations, and, of  course, were very much gratified  when the new process proved a success far beyond their most sanguine  hopes,  This problem, solved by supintend-  ent J. L. Giroux and George Mitchell  metallurgist or the United "Verde Copper Company of this city, whereby  satisfactory results were attained under the most trying conditions, of  smelting sulphide ore straight from  the mines without roasting and without the use of carbonaceous-fuel, will  prove of great benefit. The new discovery proves that .the desulphurisa-  tion can take place in the blastfurnace,  to a degree of heat previously unsuspected.' It will also be a great aid in  overcoming the very serious diminution in the supply of oxydised ores and  in permitting of the utilisation of sulphide ores which have hitherto been  considered too poor to be worked will  now prove bananzas for their owners.  . This is the first time in the history  of smelting that sulphur in ores has  been utilized for smelting with such  success without the aid of carbonaceous fuel in any foim.  The metallurgists of the world will  be greatly relieved by the solving of  this problem, many of whom have  made it a life study,'and will accord  these gentlemen much credit for their  efforts, followed with so much persistency until they were successtul.  J.K&B.Cjam&ron  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Furnish Clothing*  in the:���  ���: of the :���  Tailor's ��� flirt.'  Style  shops at THREE .TOB/KS & SAMBO  nnon,  Do not "put Sand in their Sugar  or Flies in their Butter.  All other goods are treated in the same way.  Large Stacks kept at  SANDON,       ' THREE FORKS, and SILVERTON,  And consumers are requested to call early and many times.  The Firm aim to have everything First-Class except prices.  The latter is not as higfuas it might be considering the present hurrah in  the Silvery Slocan.  The new addition to the   LELAND  HOUSE  Makes it one of the Largest and most  Comfortable Hotels in Kootenay.  J. EdmoDd Angrignon,  Late of Monti eal.  MRS. D. A. McDougald.  .DT^KTXSJI3,  3.  O.  T.  D. WOODCOCK  SLOGAN CITY.  Knew the Sensations.  "The sensations of one who has  been buried almost alive must be  horrible," she said, with a shudder,  as she put aside the newspaper she  had been reading.  "Indeed they are," he returned,  with great earnestness.  She looked at him in surprise.  "What do you know about it?"  asked.  "I've been.through it all," he  swered.  "You. have���!" she exclaimed.  "Yes. I once lived in Kaslo for six  months after the boom burst.  Dealer in-  Hardware, Tinware,  Building Paper,  Stoves,   Dynamite,  Nails,   Glass,    Putty,    Wood   Fibre  Pails and Tubs.  SHAVING AND  HAIRDRESSiNG  PARLQR&  EW DENVER, B. C.  he  an-  Jeweler,    -    -  Watch & Clock  -    -   "Repairer.  SPECIALTY:    Repairing.  Newmarket Block  -:THE>  wouse.  '..-..   McGUIGAN,B.C.  Best house in the City.  Good accomodation for the  oscillating public.  BONGARD & PHCKART.  F. LoCasto  THE HAIRCTJTTER.  Also Dealer in  Imported and Domestic Cigars,  Tobaccos,  Cigarettes  Confectionery,  'Etc., Etc.  Newmarket Block,      -      NEW   DENVER. Fourth Year  THE   LEDGE.  AJMTI-CANAD1AN   liAWS.  *..-���_���''(Fromthe Montreal Gazette.)  Two bills, one of them plainly  aimed at Canadians, are now before  the United States Congress for the purpose of regulating immigration. One  provides that every male immigrant  coming into the; country shall pay a  duty ot $100 at the port of debarkation, that he shall be a man of char-  acte, able to read and write, and that  he shall be ready to renounce his  allegiance to the land of his birth.  There probably never was a time in the  history of the United States that such a  provision as the latter was less necessary. It is a peculiarity of Washing  ton legislators, however, , that, as the  country they represent grows great  in population, wealth and varied  achievements, their dread of sharing:  their advantages with outsiders grows  stronger. .    ';  There was an hoar'in the dark  birth time of the Republic, when there  was meaning in the watch-word "put  none* but   Americans   on guard to  .night."   When the. new nation has  assumed   almost ,at; giant's strength,  . when  all countries" are  inclined, to  court its good will,- when it has no  enemies except those whom   it deliberately chooses to make, seems a  re-,  diculbus time to extend the prohibition,  to the forbidding of any but United  States citizens to* earn   their daily  bread under the shadow of. the Stars  andtStripes.    Had^such narrowness  always ruled, the United States to dayv  would' have  been   poorer  by ..the  amount that  millions of * intelligent  and industrious foreigners have contributed to its material advancement.'  The other bill aims to make it un:  lawful tor an alien^unless he becomes  naturalised and has. resided a year in'  tho  United. States, to seek or ' aciopt  . employment therein, and .--for every  violation of the law there ��� will  be ,a  fine of not less than ijplOO or more than  &5J0.   It is doubtful if the author ot  such a measure rightly comprehends  ���   what it means.    It will particularly  affect"Canadians, too many of whom;  unfortunately; yet.seek opportunities  of earning tflieir living in the United  States.     Administered by a DeBarry  or by anyone;acting in his spirit,such  a law would make it impossible fur a  Canadian workingman - to cross the  .*  United Statesborderwithout; danger  of imprisonment. *V.     ;i  ,, Such proposals are the more T'"ex$-  ���"tio.iis:because in Canada there is no  ���'restriction put on the employ ment,of  United States citizens. *.. ������They are  found everywhere, both. as workers  and in business.;* There is hardly a  large establishment in Montreal that  "does not contain several'employes, who  - boast of their; United .States citizenship, wit ho%*^'anyone seeking to use  it to their disadvantage.- How long  this satisfactory condition of affairs  will continue to last it such bill as the  congress at Washington is now debating become law and are enforced,few  will venture to say. There is already  a strong feeling hi faver of retaliation  and an a'ien labor bill has received  an amount of support that a good  many of our people are a little  ashamed of, even while they admit  the provocation. ' Neither tlie one,nor  the other is in the interest of amity  and it is trusted that neither the United States nor tho Canadian bill will  ever become law. ,  such as the celebrated red porphyry  or 'rosso antico' of Egypt.  Popularly,  any fine grained compact rock carrying large crystals scattered through  its" mass, is called porphyry, whatever  may. be its composition. I   Geologist^  however, restrict this term to this acid  (siliceous) eruptive rocks.  consisting  ot a very compact, felstitic base formed of an intimate mixture of quartz  and felspar and in which one or both  m intralo are;poi'phyritically developed,; that is, large crystals of feldspar  or quartz, are scattered throughout  the groundmass     This groundmass  is usually too fine  to allow a deterr  mination of its composition by the unaided eye,  and under the microscope  is found' to possess the peculiar feltlike structures called by  lithologists  inicrofelsitic.   The porphyritic crystals are usually of a difierent color  from the groundmass in which  they  are imbedded, and hence produce the  striking effect which has made these  rock so famous in all ages and caused  them to be used in ihe finest, ornamentation,  in spite of their hardness.  According as the porphyrites vary  in   mineral   composition,    they   are  divided into two principal varieties:���  Quartz porphyry,   which   consists of  the fine grained groundmass in which  o.uartz alone ore quartz and orthoclase,  are   porphyritically developed,  arid  orthoclase.porphyry In which ortho  clase   feldspar    alone    prevails    in  crystals, no quartz appearing porphyritically or in the groundmass. 0  .w Quartzless porphy rites are ��� usually-j  termed porphyrites.       Through an1  rehtire disappearance c>f tlie porphy:,  rite   crystals   the  rock   passes   into  feisite:  TIME OAKD No. 1.  IN EFFECT WED JOV. 25, 1895  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Leave 8 00 A.M.  " 8 36 "  '.��� 9 3(5  " 9 51  '��� 10 03  V 10 18  " 10 SO  " 10 38  AlT. 10 50  u  il  .1  it  a  li  <<  Kaslo  South Fork  Sproule's  >,  Whitewater  Bear Lake  McGuigan^  Bailey's  Junction  Sandon  Arrive, 3 50 P.M.  T  3 15  2 15  2 00  1 48  1 33  1 21  1 12  Leave 1 00  Falls 4  For rates and information apply at  Company's Offices., . .  ROBT. IRVING,        R. W. BRYAN,  ; Traffic Mngr. Sunt, and Ass't Trras.  THE STEAMERS  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red Mountain  r^AlLV^YS  J-      (.    '  The only all rail route without change  of cars betweeii Nelsonfand Rossland  and Spokane and Rossland.  Only Route to Trail Creek  and Mineral District of the  Colville Reservation, Nelson, Kaslo,  Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  &  jromts.  Duelling*   Editors.  I remember, says a- writer in tlie  jQornhill, calling at flie office of a  giveat Parisian newspaper with a  friend who wished to have rectified a  statement publishe I in it concerning  him. When our business was made  known we were ushered into a handsomely^ furnished room on the first  flooitf-fiSeated at desks, without a  trace'bf pess, ink, or paper, or of any  thirig in a,literary way except some  new   novels,   together" with. a. few  -: LEAVES:-  USTe^v Denver  EVERY MORNING at 8 Q'clock  (Sundays excepted)  For &&���  SILVERTON,  ' ��� SLOCAN CITY  and all intermediate points*.;  Returning will, if possible, -make  connection with the west-bound train  on the N. & S. Ryl  :,',}Powder carried only on Fridays.  G. L. ESTABR09K;  Master  Time. Table'subject   to change without  ��� - notice.  packages ot '..'cigarette, were two  gentlemen, whose appearance made  a considerable impression on me.  They were faultlessly dressed in deep  black, (the duellist's colour),. Each  had the ribbon of the Legion in his  buttonhole, their long jet 'olack moustaches were waxed'but to a point as  ;hh|%Si;a> needle's,"^ahd there was in  their Whole manner,.:���; their voice,  their gestures,, and the. expression of  their eyes and mouths, an indescribable; something that" proclaims the  man who at one time or another has  worn a uniform. These were the  fighting editors,with whom evidently  the pen was not mightier than the  sword. They were civil, however,  and consented to the rectification of  the paragraph. As fighting was their  trade, they looked upon it in a purely  business way, and only .went-out  when the demands made were too  unreasonable to be entertained. I  fancy that they sometimes fought in  defence of articles they had never  even seen, .  CO LUM.B1A.-&  WESTERN  RY.  TIME TABLE.  RAILWAY  The Quickest  and  Cheapest Route  East  Daily, Except Sunday. .  Leave.        . Arrive.  9:00 a.m.     .  NELSON       5:20 p.m.  10:40,"    >,'ROSSLAND      3:00   "  >7:'00,a.m. .    SPOKANE      7:00p.m.  -  ��� * ��� *    -���  *   Close connection with Steamers for Kaslo and  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle  River inid Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with stf/ge daily.  * '. <^3^ -  COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY  Steam Nav. Co., Ltd.  TUS^tEl OA.K/D3STO.   IO.  In Effect on Monday, Jutie 8,1896.  ARROWHEAD-TRAIL   ROUTE���STEAMER  NAKUSP  South Bound Read Down.  Mon. Wed. Fri.       7 p.m. De'     ARROWHEAD  "      "      " 12 ]mm De}       NAKUSP  Tues.Thur. Sat.;    129n^��� $0       ROBSON  -2 pm Ar        i TRAIL  North Bound, Read up.  Wed. Fri. Sun.    11:30 a m Ar,     ARROWHEAD  ,-,.������'������   ���      ���        7:30 si-mJDeV  6     amArJ  Tues. Thurs. Sat. f-fJJgm'A?-'  :','."�����   ���������     "     ���'".. 4:3QpriiDe  Connections at AiTowhead.with C. P. Ry. to and  |t|rom Revelstoke and all points east and west.  Connections at Naksup with N. & S. Ry. to and  from Slocan points.      .  Connections at Robson with C. & K. Ry. to and  from Nelson and Kootenay lake points.  Connections^" Trail with C. & \V. Ry. to and  from Rossland.,      ' '.*'.';���'  Connections at Trail with Str. Lytton to and  from Waneta, Northport aiidSpokaiie.  NAKUSP  ROBSON  TRAIL  or  PORPHYRY.  "The geological term 'porphyry is  often confused and frequently misapplied. Originally the term is said to  have been applied to certain-kinds of  ingneous of a reddish or purple color,  Steamer leaves Nakusp every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday  morning, making close connection  at Revelstoke with trains for  all points East or West.:  trail-northport route���str  lytton; ;  '8am.De-**     TRAIL' A r 4:30 pm  9am Ar V   WANETA"      Be 3     p m  10am Ar    NORTHPORT    Del     pm  Daily except Sunday.       .  Connections at Northpprt with S..F. & N. R'y to  and from Spokane and way points.  Connections at Trail, withJC. & W, R'y to and  from? Rossland.    -;  Connections at Trail with Str. Nakusp to and  fromvRobson.iNakusp and Revelstoke.  Trains leave Trail, (except Sundays) at 10:30 a.m.  and 5"p ui.  Trains leave Rossland, (except Sundays'), at 7 a m  and 3 p m  On Sundays train leaves Rossland'at 8:30 a m, and  returns from Trail at 10:30 a in.  Connections with all steamers at Trail.  F. P. GUTELIUS.  Gkoi  Supt.  Before you travel get information from  C.P.R.   Agents as to time and  rates.    It will save you money  Apply to nearest Rail way Agent  or to  KOOTENAY   LAKE   ROUTE���STEAMER  "KOKANEE.  Ar    9:30:am  De    5:30 a m  GEO. McL. BROWN,  District Passenger Agent,  Vancouver  4:15t> m De      NELSON  8     p m Ar        KASLO;  Daily except Sunday.  Saturday, June 5th and every 2nd Saturday following Steamer leaves Kaslo at 10 p.m for Bonner's  Ferry; Returning*, leaves Bonner'e Ferry Sunday  at noon.  Connections at Nelson with C. & K. R'y to and  from Robson, TiV.il, Rostand,'Nakusp, Revelstoke  and C.P. R'y points. - /  Connections at lifdso^yith n. & p.g. R'y to and  from Spokane and i>v��^- ixnnts.  Connections at K\fi'o with K. '& S. R'y [to and  from Slocan points. v  Connections at Bo-nner's Ferry with G. N. Ry.  .*,...      .* ���.  The company.^eserves the right to change this  schedule/at any time without notice.  For full information as to tickets, ra'es, etc. apply at the Company's offices, Nelson, B.C.  T. ALLAN, Sec'y,  NK1.SON, RT-.  J. W. TROUP,  Ma naffer Fourth Year  THE   LED^E.  MIXING   URCOU;>S,  the   Assessments  Recorded   at   New   I)��jnvtM\  Transfers and Locations:  LOCATIONS,  Dec 21  Blow Your Own Horn���Four Mile, A H Brem-  ner  Dec 23  Southern Chief���Lemon, Jas Crass  Empress Fractional���Lemon, J Robb  Dec 2y  Everett���Seaton, J Ennest  Beseie���Bear Lake' W .Ryan  Dec 30  Lake View No 2���Now Denver, A Dormg  Dec Si.\   .  Alpha���Same, W Bi��>wj} v t ^' .-."<-.  Jan 4 'l -r\>*V,     '  Mascott Extension���Sandon. J M Greanough  New Years���Sandon, J Comesford  ASSESSMENTS.  ��� January 4 r> '  '  Vancouver No 3���John P Aichisoir  TRANSFERS.  Dec 99  William Holmes to J Ennest-1-6 0 K No 2,Dec  28" $1  John Vallince to Donald    McGillvray���11-4?  Wild'GooseNo-2,Se]tU: $0,000  " Donald McGillvray to Molvor, MclvorGamp  bell-11-48 Wild Goose No*3, Dec 2l;-.*6;000  W H Crawford to William Henry Hellyar���\  Crusadfer. Btulder and Hidden treasure, Dec 18;  T. D. Woodcock, of Slocan City, i -  iii town this, morning.  Don't overlook Wilson's Hotel when  you are in Slocan City. f  Miss Aylwin has charge of the telephone exchange in'New Denver.  ..'    Married���In Tacoma, on Dec IT  Romeo N. Gla5'- to Minnie Bell Clark.  Mackinaw Jackets,. German Socks  and woollen under were at Bourne  Bros. ��� t  Harry Strickland,^ late of Toronto,  is,the New book-keeper at Bourne  Bros.  The only man that plays two B.  flat Cornets at.once is McKanless, the  wonder of the. 19th century,  Henry Stege. has' purchased the;-  triangular shaped lot on Sixth street,'  opposite the Newmarket.  As a^-singer-of Negro Plantation.  Melodies, and Negro absurdities, Me��  Kahless' stands pre eminent.  NLYACOUGHi  'Twas only an ordinary, every-day cough, yet,  neglected, it led to a consumptive's grave. - You  can't afford to neglect your lung-disturber, so use  BOVEL'S COUCH  S Y R U P JIT WILL CURE YOU.  NELSON'S DRUG STORE.   , A  in, w _Biack to Jennie Knapp-j Fountain |    The shiprcaVpenters,are waiting at  Rosebery ..for f-thje, material to arrive  for the'riewiSld'dan lake steamer.  Fraction, Dec 28; $1  ���wDee 3d < ''  John Sheridan to Michael C" Monaghan-^JRe  kum, Dec29; $1      wft��� n ���    .    "'K-  William Ryan to W S Drewry����� Bessie, Dec 29  .<a ��� . : v  Dec 31 2>* ���  Joseph Law to Paul Hauck���I Rover,'Dec 30;  $1 ^  Joseph Law to Thomas? Elliott���I Rover, Dec 31 ;  ��1 *"  Paul Hanck to Thomas Elliott����� Rover, Dec  31. $100  .     Henry P  Jacksan to. John   McNiven-Claims  Minneapolis" and Erie; bilPof sale lies in escrow.  H W Kent to Geo Stanley���* United Empire,  Dec 22     . " '..,!��  3. Walter Brown to Albert Doring���| Alpha, Dec  31 *- $1  .^eterMcNicholtoGeoM SoRelle���J Roumania  ��� Fraction, Dec 31; &1  '-'Jan 4  -   William Foley to John A Foley���The Hercules.  Dec28;.*l t     ���  J W Troup to   P "Burns���1-6  American  Boy.  Jan 2" SI ;  ' Luke Sweetser to Peoria M & M Co Ltd���The  Peoria claims, Dec 11 ; ^l  John Powers to Stephen Powers���1 2 Victoria,  $1  Duncan McPherson to John Powers���2-9 Biwa-  bik; !$l ���  Duncan McPherson to   Stephen   Powers���2-fl  Biwabic; ��1 ���   ,    ,,.  Frank Hansen to P J Hickey���1-6 Cable Mineral claim-, Dec 31; M Z\ " ^'  ���  Oscar Burbank to .Edward J Bowman���J Odm  Fraction. Dec 28 : 81'  John William, to D  R McLean���I Laughin  Waters Dec 21);   1  W K Richmond to H Stege-3!Arctic, Jan 4 ; $)  Herman Clever to W |K>Richmond���i Pacific,  Jan 4; $1-  Henry "Stege to W K Richmond���\ 0��.-tan  Groun, Jan >4 ; sfl  J R Gates to Andrew Jacobsort���J. Vyner, Dec  24; H00  Arthur St. Oiair Brindle to Sarah Esterbrooks���������  The-Willa, Nov 28: tl    .'  J S Whitaker to Geo 'Alexander���i United, Dec  19; ssi  A E Scott to Thomas Hurteau���J Boav Knot, Dec  19? *1    - ���r  Tqomas Hurtean to A B Railton�������� Bow Knot  and Ruben, Dec 19; $1     - '  A E Scott to A B Rnilton����� Bow Knot, Dec 19;  $1  EDMelleyto John P  McKay���h -The Bulko,  Dec 29, $175  Louis Danserean to B W Bull��� h Nabob, Dec 20;  ������� '  l-J Pierce to W J Elliott����� Evening Star No. 10.  Lacky Jack and Libbey, Dec 15 ; #400  W J Elliott to .A W Shaw-1-6 Daubigh and  Skylight, * Evening Star No. 10; Dec 17 ; $r   '  Kwen McCualg to Thomas Elliott���1-6 Deubig  and Skylight, Jan    ; $250   -  Andrew Tunks to Murdock McLean���\ Glad  Tidings, April 201; Si \   -  gtimt#   Jin   $llax��+  Blankets, Quilts and Bedspreads at  Bourne Bros. ' f  .  The hotel at Aylwin City, on Ten  Mile was opened to the world this  week.  When in Vancouver stop at the  Manor House. f  E. Parris has commenced, the  erection of a store buiiditig at-the  mouth of Ten Mile creek.     y  E. L. Wilson the geri^' proprietor  of the Wilson House,'-.Slogan City,  was in Denver this wee?-J      '  Gloves and Mitts ot al]F kinds at  Bfturne Bros. *   t  When at Vancouver, Br'C^stop at  the Commercial Hotel, No. 340' Corner  of Gamble and Hasting Streets, center  of the City. Everything First-Class.  Elevator, Bells, Heating, Sample  Rooms, with the best of Service. Kate  12.00 per dav.  G. THOMAS, Prop.  Mew  .Denver  r  - * Mrs-.- Stafford has been engaged by  the Mess Club to act as stewardist of  their quarters, taking charge thereof  Monday.  D. J. Maccionald, superintendent of  the Currie,J will" visit California next  month and bring his family back  with him.  A deer swam put into - the lake on  Monday, i, and was shot by a local  nimrod. i When dressed it weighed  100 pounds.   ��� A<AA-.  A daily vmail to and from Kaslo arid  southern points is the latestinnovation  in our mail service.'.Thanks for  small favors. ,,-..,���  Spokane lumber men are- about Jo  put up a saw-mill at Robson .of 50,000  daily capacity, to supply the Slocan  lake market. . *  The erection of such a hotel* as has  been put up by C. B. Taylor at Ten*  Mile, is a great convenience to the  travelling public. _ ,-:  G. D. B. Turner, superintendent of  fhe^ Ne.'pawa, Thompson and Dal-  hoiisie, leaves next month for Scotland.    He will return in Ma v.  *  Mrs. David Matheson gave a sumptuous New Year's dinner to many  uuests Thursday evening, that wiil  not soon be forgotten by those present.  ' T. Hoben has placed a bright and  shining" lamp in front of his store. Its  rays upon dark nights have caused a  marked decrease in local profanity.  J. D.-O'Neil & Co.. of Brandon are  enlarging their premises to make  room ;for new stock of Furniture  Stoves, Hardware & Lamp Goods,   f  Travel on the lake continues brisk.  The amount of freight carried to the  Slocan lake mining camps increases  instead of decreases ,as the winter  i\>lls round.  Venison steaks will soon be a lux-  urv instead of a commodity. The  season expires on the 21st inst. Many  deer have been killed the. last few  wee Is and the hotels and markets  have been well supplied.  Best Furnished Rooms|^In tlie Dining^TJ ���  ' -iln the Slocan Capital; )J$f|p"   " C^Room every  : a    '   -^%tm      attention is paid tb-guests, ^^^g^-  uf# on the tables are . placed the best viands qbt^iriatfe*  ** mnf.''  JAS. DELANEY,  ,-'"'v,Jv&^;  i,.Eor all information regarding the Gfowilg aid  Prosperous town at the Foot of, Slocan Lake,  ���AO'l-RESS ,   ���'-���  "'   ' :���"'":'���:  Trustee, Jsl^son,BiG.  R. JV[. BEATTIE,  Gen. Agent,  SlOean City.  5.  your eye on  ���h..  Agents for B.C. Sugar Refinery and  -   Roval Citv Planii & Mills.  Thrs. Sloan, of the Hotel Victoria,  has taken unto himself a wife in the  person of Miss Jessie Gibson of Winnipeg. They will reside at Brandon.  Mr. Sloan and wife are well-known  in this section and take with them in  their new life the best wishes of all.  The^Scotchman and his bagpipes  will piit life into the meanest of men,  ahdbring sunshine to the gloomiest  countenance. Their presence here  this week accounts for the hilarity  that has bee i in .evidence < n frequent  occasions.  C. D. Rand.  D. S:' Wallbridge.  Mining- and Stock; .Brokers,.        ,^.'"  Public '������      and  *"���      Conveyancer^,  "!sM,<*y~-^��~~J&m��iJw >S ".JIimii-i-p Vw^��A��^8 ���   JLnJi   %��/���  Mines bought and sold. Stocks for sale in all B. C.minep.,  Official .brokers fui Wonderful Group Mining Co.  Kootenay agents for Bond hoIdc;  Mining Co.,  St.   Keverne Mining Co.,  Phoenix Consolidated Mining l�� . and Two Friends Mine Co.'sstocks.  Oompanies  Stooge ;1  cixici  Froixioteci.


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