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Kane's action for damages  against the corporation.  M. Bray, of California, is in town.  lie is on his way to look at the new  gold finds on Slocan lake.  C. W. McAnn.was fined 820 and  costs for shooting at a clog on A ave.  He has appealed the case.  All   members  of   the   permanent -  demi-monde were fined S-lu and costs contingent,    including' the   Denver  Complete Success of tho Celebration at  Silverton.  Canada's natal day, the 1st of July,  was celebrated with much enthusiasm at Silverton. The heavy rain  of the night before cooled the atmosphere for Monday, assisted by heavy  banks of clouds. The town was in  gala.attire, all the business houses  being profusely ' decorated. The  main street had been cleared off, and  lined with, trees, heightening the  romantic appearance of the Four Mile  town. New Denver was depended  on to send the crowd, and it did so.  Each trip of the W. Hunter was so  well patronized, that scarce a baker's  dozen were left in tow.n. A royal  salute of 21 guns was fired upon the  arrival of the Hunter with the first  being   present.     The  propitious,   and every-  stylc.    The  good  recently. One of the damsels wished  to know if the money thus procured  was to be expended on .the;streets or  in furnishing funds for a certain individual to squander at the Comique.  There is strife and contention in regard to the local parliament and its  principal officer.' John Keen is in favor.of a 'wide-open policy, and his opponents,; principally oh that account,  would disqualify' him from holding  his present office, if. they could do so  legally.  Brass Band,* at 11 o'clock  After a few airs by the band, the  rifle competition came off4, and so  true were the shots that the large  tree against which the target was  placed was cut completely in two  with the bullets.' Bob Kirkwood  took first money, with a score of 18.  Luncheon over, . the regular programme of sports came, being; hotly  contested, and exciting much interest;  New Denver proved too much for  Silverton in these, capturing ten first  large crowd  weather was  tiling went off in  centre of attraction was the baseball  match, Nakusp vs. New Denver.  Seven innings were played, resulting iu a score of 15 to S in favor of  the home team. Inability to find the  puzzling curves of their opponent's  pitcher, one or two costly errors, and  a slight attack of razzle-dazzle are  the reasons advanced by the New  Denver boys for their defeat. In the  other'sports New Denver fared well,  carrying off the first prizes in the  four events contested. , George Long  captured the shooting match, A.'  Sproat the higli jump, while T.  Henderson had a snap in the 100 yard  dash and 440 yards run. Only two  firsts were allowable,.otherwise'more  ���honors might have been taken. In  the evening a ball took place in the  new school house. This was particular^ enjoyable to the visitors.  Taken all together, the celebration  was a uronounced success.  MIXING   NOTES,  Happening-8    of    Interest   Among- the  Treasure Vaults.  Bonus for Smelting-.  prizes to their opponents' four.    By  Billy McLean  is camped at the 15 far the most exciting  event was tlie  Mile House,"where he and his-part  ners have 200 men working on the  grade. Billy says he is building a  narrow guage road for a broad guage  company, which is a reversed condition of affairs from t e last contract  he had in the country.  Kaslo has more; saloons, than,any  other town of its sizein Canada.' It  also supports a box-rustlir.g thea tre,  the only one of the kind allowed to do  business in the Dominion. If its local  aldermen could take the barrier off  faro banks and similar institutions, it  might blossom into a second Monte  Carlo and be famous throughout the  universe. - ';"���'��� ���'���'.''-���'' ,;���,--������;v':  tug-of-war, New Denver vs. Silver-  ton, for a silver cup, best two in  three. - Tne first pull went to Silver-  ton in two minutes. The second,  however, was a daisy, lasting upwards of 20 minutes. Each team had  its hosts of enthusiasts, who yelled  themselves hoarse, and executed  ���various-'gymnastic!': feats in. their ex-  citement, particularly the ladies.,  Water and fans were  sitiom  The Dominion Government has decided to foster the smelting of silver  and lead ores in Canada. For this  purpose the sum of $150,COO has been  set apart for the Kootenay smelters, as  a bonus on. tho ' bullion extracted.  This money will be spread over five  years,.-.no one year..to exceed ��30,000.  Tlie Kansas City works will secure  the same favors for their proposed  establishments.  B..rebali Clu  FIRE -YAlSJEY - ZEPHYRS. ;  The mosquito plague is a holy  fright this season.  An unknown party shot one of Mr.  Worth's horses last week.  More poultry and farm stock is  being raised this year''than formerly.  The boys are clearing out the  Government road, in order to get out  their produce.  For the past month tlie weather  has been agreeable, and the crops  are showing great improvement.  J. Old has been supplying the  river steamers with fresh vegetables.  Besides this he will have a good  surplus to ship.  Prospectors would doubtless strike!  paying ore in the Gold mountains,  surrounding the valley. The yellow  metal has been found in float frequently, indicating the existence of  mineral deposits." This would be a  good time to go in, as the creeks are  going down.  _     in great requi-  Silvertoii ^;woh;iatl last,  thanks to"���the sly coaching of Tom  Arclell.v .'.,A; terrific ,uproar followed  this victory and Silverton will live  upon the memory of that event lor all  time to. come. :; j" j'.:-.: ::;;..: v.:;;.;-.  Following were the prize winners:  Shooting���1, R. Kirkwood; 2,. A. Coplen; , 3J. Harvey. .Putting shot^-1,  J. Currie;. 2, I. Thompson. Tossing  caber���1, J. Currie; 2, IVI. Grady.  Hop, step and jump���1,A. Coplen; 2,  H. Brady.    Standing broad jump���1,  1. Thompson: 2, M. Grady. Running  broad jump���1. J. Langsta'ff; 2, A.  Coplen. Running high jump���1, J.  Aylwin; 2, D. Grant. Pole vault���1,  J. Currie; 2, J. A. McKinnon. Hurdle race���1," C. Wilson; 2, J. Bowes.  Prospectors' race���1, I. Thompson; 2,  H. Brady. ICO-yard dash���1, C. Wilson; 2, M. Schweigg. Three-legged  race���I, I. Thompson and II. Brady;  2, J. Aylwin and G. LaL-uke. Potato race���.1, M. Schweigg; 2, George  LaDuke. : Tug-of-war���1, Silverton;  2, New Denver.  In the evening a ball was given in  Gesness' store, which was a fitting  close to the day's successful, celebration.  AT  NAKUSP.  Nakusp had a successful celebration  in  honor of Dominion day,   a  The New Denver Baseball Club is  by no means down-hearted over their  defeat at Nakusp. They feel positive  they'have the better team,and that  they can win if another contest be  arranged. The Boys" express;themselves as willing to play the Nakusp:  team: on the, New, Denver diamond,  at : any time In; the near'future.  They have if 50 or..���; f 100: available to  back up their assertions. > This is an  qpr or unity their yictorious .antagonists should not overlook. They would  get "a good reception . here, and: the  event would be made memorable by  a large attendance from other places.  Columbia & Rossland Tramway Co.  Last week's Gazette contained the  notice of the formation of the Columbia & Rossland Tramway Co., F. B.  Peraberton, of Victoria," and R. G.  Ta.tlow of Vancouver, being the chief  pushers. The Company was organized for the purpose of building,  equipping and operating a tramway,  and constructing, equipping and  operating a telephone and telegraph  line in connection therewith, between  some point of tlie Columbia river, at  or near the mouth of Trail creek, by  a practicable route along' or in the  vicinity of the valley of said creek to  some convenient point at or* near the  Rossland Mining Camp, with power  to construct branches to connect with  any mines in the vicinity of the proposed tramway.  Ore shipments from Trail creek  camps are on the increase.  Six teams commenced Monday to  haul ore from thc Slocan Star.  The Silver King sent out 34 tons of  ore last week to Newark, N. J.. '  A. Beamer has purchased the Eldorado mine, Trail, for ��22,000.  The Ruth shipped 28 tons, two of  which were carbonates, in June.  Ben Finnell has made an elegant  copper strike,five miles north of Rossland.  The Pilot Bay smelter is keeping  up its shipments of bullion, of 20 tons  daily.  An influx of prospectors- has taken  place to the divide between Four  Mile and Cody creeks.  Four men are working,on thc Starlight, a claim on Toad mountain,  bonded by A. E. Humphreys.  Two more tunnels are to be run on  the Ruth. The ledge" on this property can be traced for 1,500 feet up tlie  hill. -..,-.  John McKaskell .made, a strike often inches of gale/ia, last week, just  back of the Noonday on the south  fork of Cod v.  Nineteen claims at least are located  on one lead in  running   right  creek divide.,  the  Ten Mile district,  over    the   Springer  Some extra rich ore is being struck  on several of the properties in the  Lardeau,' notably on the Badshot and  Sable Creek group.        ��� ���-.:  A: miner named: Boulet had a rock  fall on his head in the shaft of the  North Star, Trail creekj last week,  was not nurt much.  jThe Government will erect a lockup and record office at Rossland.  A six-foot-vein of f CO ore has been  struck'on the Le Roi, Trail, only a  few hundred '. feet from the hotel.  Supt. Bent made the discovery right  on the surface. : y  Six nieii were placed at work Friday on the; L Pi, one of; the big gold  propositions on Eight Mile. More will  be added as , development proceeds  and depth is gained.  Saturday week two men, named  Johnson and Luther, accidentally exploded an old charge in the No. 1  mine, Ainsworth. The former had a  hand blown off, while the latter received severe:bodily, injuries.' ...  Charters have been granted by the  Dominion Governmen-" to, the Red  Mountain and the Trail Creek &,Columbia railways. Both roads will tormina te in the neigh borhood of Rossland and will compete for the".ore  trade.  Capt. Moore and party examined  the Currie Saturday and were surprised at the good showing of mineral.  Provided tlie ore were gotten out to  the lake cheaply, a favorable ra e  would.be. offered by the concentrator  people for handling it at New Duluth  i via Rosebery. Page  THE LEDGE.  Second Tear  CCEITR  D'ALENE NUGGETS.  -��=s  *W^  for the Benefit of Former  tiositients of that Camp.  WARDNER.  The family of George Conklin moved on Monday to Myrtle.  Judge Albert Hagan, of Coeur  d'Alene City, is dead, of cancer of  the stomach.  The Last Chance mine will soon  ,   again be in fall operation, as the injunction has been dissolved.  W. J. Twentyman is foreman on  the Bunker Hill & Sullivan, and is  having no difficulty in securing  hands.  MCJLLAN.  Frank Thatcher, the newly elected  school trustee, has accepted a situation in Murray.  H. S. Karris and 0. A. Roof are doing assessment work on several pro-  ��.perti$B near here.  -"���.   A. P. McRae has gone to Sunset  ��� Peak, where he wiii be engaged for  some time hauling ore.  ^illiam Daxon, of Gem, was here  this week, looking after some mining  interests he has in this vicinity.  J. E. Harrison is doing assessment  work oh the Lucretia and contact  veins, in which lie is , largely inter-  vested.  Hon. J. D.Young is pounding away  on the Shoo Fly claim, near the summit, in which several Wallace parties  are also interested.  WALLACE.  The hospital is quiet this week, ten  patients only being in the wares.  Adolph Young and Miss Hattie  Johnson, both of this citv, were mar-  riod last week by Father Keyzer.  Pat O'Lachlin has sold his restaur  ant at Gem  to Mrs. Cook,  and has  gone to Montana to look for a new location.  The condition of Mr. Casey, who  has been suffering in the hospital for  the past three weeks with pneumonia  remains about the same.  Messrs Slayter & Evans, of Mendi-  mont  are   having  a  new  steamer  built, their old. boat, the None Such,  having proved too slow for their business. The new boat will go into commission shortly.  Engineer Hawkins, who was killed  in the Northern Pacific wreck, last  week, at Rivulet, was a resident of  Missoula, and leaves a wife and live  children. The fireman was not badly hurt and will soon be ready for  duty again.  Ex-Governor Hanser, A. J. Selig-  man and A. M. Holter, members of  the Helena-Frisco Mining Company,  were in the city Wednesday night  and went to Gem next day. The  nature of their visit is not known and  all sorts of rumors are flying about.  D. S. Murray, general manager, of  Salt Lake City, and H. Sommers, the  superintendent of the Montana division, were in Wallace this week, on  business in connection with the Rocky  Mountain Telephone company. They  are surveying a route by which to  extend their line from Montana to  this city, and the placing in of metallic circuits. They expect to begin  work next week. At the beginning  of the work they will employ about a  dozen men, but as they progress the  staff will be increased.  Charles Dearwater, employed at  the Custer mine, fell down an ore  chute, a distance of 300 feet, about 5  o'clock Tuesday afternoon, and was  instantly killed. Dearwater, with  half a dozen other men who are  leasing on the Custer, were coming  off from blasting, when one of the  men heard him remark that he was  without a light and in a bad spot. A  step or two further forward and he  was heard to utter a scream, and a  second later his body was heard  plunging down the chute. In order  to recover the body, it was necessary  to let a man down the chute. The,  body was recovered about midnight.  It was badly mutilated about the  head.. Dearwater had resided in the  Coeur d'Alenes for a number of years  and was well and favorably known.  The last two years he lived at Gem,  and prior to that at Mullan. His relatives live in California.  Britannia Rules  th�� Waves.  The American merchant flag has  been swept from the seas by the  British lion. During the year 1894  not a bushel of grain was carried  across the Atlantic in a steam or sailing vessel under the United States  flag. Of the millions of bushels of  cereals grown in the United States,  but 600 bushels of peas were exported  last year under the American flag,  and even that consignment was carried in an English built steamer  which had been granted an American  register���the liner New York. That  particular shipment of 600 bushels  comprised the small surplus which  could not be stowed away in the  already overstocked hold of a British  craft. The American ship took tfye  leavings.  There were shipped, from New  York during 1894, 33,384,952 bushels  of American grain and cereals, which  went to feed Europe's hungry millions.  The lion's share of the colossal quan.  tity was carried in British vessels,  which made 494 trips across the  Atlantic, carrying 21,007,461 bushels.  The remainder of the export trade  was divided between Belgian, German, Dutch. French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian  and Spanish vessels  Vessels displaying the British flag  carried more than two-thirds of the  entire exportation���10,000,000 more  bushels than all the o:. her vessels of  the world combined. Uncle Sam's  flag was not seen on a single grain  carrier.  Is issued at New Denver, B. C, on Thursday.  Wet weather, snow slides, hard times, or the  sheriff never  hinders its   publication.     It  comes out just the same.  Does not dream of making a million out of it,  but he expects to get a luxurious living. In  order to do this it is necessary to have cashable material, and the world at large is cordially invited to dig up enough money to pay  for an annual interest. To accommodate the  public we do  At prices that do not discord with the d-e-  spondent price of silver.- 77i*rwfirm*kt*;irtT*~'n-,"trY ��r  Second Ye&r,  THE LEDGE.  Page 3  THE   BIG   BESD.  An Old Timer's Experience in Searching  for the Yellow Metal.  Big Bend is a name. familiar to all  old timers and  indeed  to everyone  who takes any interest in the history  of mining'in this country, says an old  timer in the Province.    Above Col-  ville the bars of the main Columbia  had   been   extensively    mined for  years before Big  Bend created any  excitement, but when the rush set in  it  was a   repetition   of  the scenes  which so many of us had witnessed  on the Fraser in 1S58 ; the Columbia  was virtually   studded with every  class of craft from the frail canoe to  the heavily  laden scow.    I was one  of a score of   " fifty-eighters " operating on French Creek (so-called from  the fact that it was discovered by a  Frenchman) and joined in the eye-  opener���$18 from ten pans of dirt.  The yield of this creek for the season  to which I allude (1865) was I believe  $35,000, while the McCulloch, Carnes  and other creeks totalled oyer ��3,000  each.     What amount   of gold was  actually taken out  it would be difficult to say as the  export, tax then in  force was a piece of legislation the  miners had no. scruples in, evading  whenever possible.'  We worked under great difficulties  in Big Bend, chief among which was  an  insufficiency   of, food.     Manual  labour, mental anxiety and low dietary  were our   constant companions  and a very uncongenial lot they are:  It is surprising what an appetising  effect an almosc depleted larder has  upon a man.    The  necessaries of life  are fortunately few.     I can add my  testimony to that of the philosopher  who made,this practical discovery.  For weeks together I have lived on  flour nor did I increase in weight as  the flour  diminished   in   bulk:   we  were both on the  decline.    When I  state that I   was   scarcely able to  carry my gold out of the Big Bend,  you must not infer that I had a big  pile of wealth.    I had however what  enabled ihe to  winter comfortably in  Colvilie and lay in a good stock for a  fresh start as   soon . < as the spring  opened.  We all expected a great influx Of  miners as soon as t^e season opened  but none of Us dreamt that it would  be anything so liberal as it proved to  be. By way of preparation the  Government was opening a trail from  Xamloops via Shuswap Lake, while  the Hudson's Bay Co. had the steamer Martin under way to trade on the  lake to Seymour as soon as the ice  broke up. Neither the Government  nor the Hudson's Bay people however  appear to have anticipated' opposition  as freight carriers. They nevertheless had it in the person of M Tel lias,  better known as Thousand-Dog-Joe,  who with a seven dog team and a  toboggan did a brisk business earn -  ing supplies to the  Big Bend mines  Headquarters of the  Nakusp & Slocan Railway.  THE GATEWAY OF THE FAMOUS SLOGAN MiNES.  SUPPLY POiNT TO THE RICH CARIBOO CREEK CAMP.  i    i i  GOLD, SILVER, AND MIOA  MINES CLOSE AT HAND,  o  TAIN   TO   BE   A   VERY    LARGE    TOWN  For Prices of Desirable Property and Particulars, Apply To  00*  Agents for  ihe Nakusp Land and Improvement Company,  02 CORDOVA STREET, ���        - VANCOUVER  B. O  before the opening of navigation.  I have said a seven dog -team, but  there was practically no limit to the  number or breed of dogs used by M.  Teliias���his    kennels   were always  equal to his  trade.    One fierce looking brute���half wolf���was fairly well  harnessed at the lead, but the rest of  the poor canines were roped together  in the most unscientific fashion.    Yet  the immense loads these poor dogs  drew over the ice would scarcely be  credited.    Taking I suppose the cue  from Teliias, scores of miners���and  there were hundreds of them at this  time at Seymour���improvised hand-  sleds and drew , their stores over the  frozen waters.  With the opening of navigation  everything began to look lively.  The steamer Martin was making  semi weekly trips on Shuswap Lake  to Seymour, passenger rates beirg  |10 a head and freight $20 a ton.  This price was considered too steep  even by miners; as a result several  boats were brought into requisition  and competition reduced prices as  1 ow as |2.50 for passage and $15 per  ton for freight. The Portland route  however was /the more popular one,  owing in no small degree to the  disaster to tlie ill fated steamer  Labouchere, which caused a rise in  the fares from San Francisco to  Victoria. I was one of about ninety  passengers carried by tlie steamer  Forty-nine from Colvilie to-Death's  Rapids, arriving at our journey's end  towards the latter end of April,  1866.  The. trip was a perilous one, as we  were in constant danger of being  broken into b/y the large sheets of  ice floating around.      We had ten  {Continued on sixth page.{)  III  tSo  NAKUSP.  B. G.  , ���. JcBlyn Music Co,  Dealers in  Pianos,  Organs,  Musicians'   Sap-  plies, SeWing Machines, and  Supplies.  SPOKANE, - - WASH.  A  ARROW LAKE,  IS now open foi* tl:e accommodation of guests  : R-ate's, -SjLSO to S2.50 per .day. liatlts  25  cants each, or 5 for���$>&.��� For further  particulars write to the proprietor)?,  DAWSON, CEADDOCK'"& Co  W. GRAHAM  &   Co.,  WIIOLKSALK  Books, Stationery, Office Supplies,  and Wall Paper.  Great Eastern Block  SPOKANE, WASH.  NAKUSP, B. C.  aKtiS'  ��  e  AVING placed some new  Machinery in our Mi/11,  we are prepared to /.furnish  all kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber and Shingles at  greatly reduced Prices.  rOMFORTABLE Rooms, Good Meals  ^   and Careful  Attention to Guests  makes this Hotel popular with the  Traveling Public,  mi s. d. a. McDougald, phop  Rough .Lumber, narrow,  "   .     " .      wide,  Joist and Scantling, sized up to  IS feet long,  IS 'to 21 ' ���  ��� "  21 ' to an '  Flooring, T & 0,(5 "  .   ". ���<    .i'-'  V joint Ceiling,. J"  G " Rustic-,  Shiplap,  Surfaced Drcs?ed  810 00  ?11 00 to $1'2 00  . ?11 00  ��12 00  ���fl'S 00  ���'.' " $20'00/  $22 00  822 00  $10 00  $14 oo  $13 00  A liberal discount on large orders for Cash,  PETER GENELLE &. Co. Paige  4.  THE   LEDGE,  Second Year  Published every Thursday.  R.    T.    LOWERT,    EDITOR    AND  ''';.���    FINANCIER. ���'���,'���������'���  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line 'first insertion, 10 cents per Une subsequent insertions,  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something good,  no matter how crude. Get"your copy ���'in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest.  ~ THURSDAY, JULY 4, 1895.  RELIGION    IN   SCHOOLS.  The separate school question still  bothers the people of Manitoba. We  think it will do so until the Dominion  Government, shuts religion entirely  out of politics, and makes our public  school system strictly non-sectarian.  We do not see why any religious  sect should be allowed to have separate schools. If the Roman Catholics  have them, why not give them to  the Baptists," "Methodists, Presbyterians, Jews, Unitarians, Salvation  Array, and the many other creeds  that are taught in this priest-ridden  Canada ol ours.  One creed has as much right as  any other, and if the Roman Catholics  are allowed any privileges, all other  denominations should have the same  show. Let the fight go on, and when  priest and parson run the entire  country", the brimstone basement in  our future existence will have no  terrors for Canadians.  Dominion Day was widely celebrated in Canada. We would have  celebrated it with more vigor and  enthusiasm if it was a national holiday, instead of only a commemoration of the confederation of a string of  English colonies.  Some of the good people of Kaslo  aro anxious to do away with that,  city's greatest but wicked attraction.  If that should occur, what would  become of the many ancient and  portly Trilbys, who now grow fat  upon two-bit beer, so generously  bought-- for them by the lovers,of wild,  hilarious,  and expensive   pleasure ?  Today is the Fourth of July, and  many of the people in Kootenay wish  they were under the Starry Banner  for a few hours. The day is being  more or less observed throughout the  district. It commemorates a victory  over the British nation; but then,  everything goes in British Columbia,  except the extension of the Arrow  lake railroad.  Vancouver is getting to be very  much like Toronto. The Sunday  law is in full force, and upon that  day everything is closed up except  the barber shops and churches.  These are still allowed to do business.  The street cars are also allowed to  pursue the even tenor of their way.  The saloons observe the law strictly  the way they do in the east. YoU  have to learn the combination, step  through the back door, and if you  have mohej7 the lush is yours.  Our bull-dog has grown very fat  lately, arid we have taken  him to  Spokane to train him   for the fall  campaigni   This dog  has a history.  We fed him for a long time bit book  agents, but their gall made him ill  and we changed  his diet to tdwnsite  boomers. ' He fattened for a while on  them,   but becoming   troubled with  wind colic, we switched again, and  gave thenl nothing but delinquent  subscribei s for nearly a year.    Now  we" are   fitting   him   with   a  new  set of teeth and giving him nerve  cordials. When he is in proper condition we will trv and collect a bill  from the I. C. *& D. Co. If we don't  succeed the bull-dog's days are numbered.  -  It would seem,  judging from the  reports of   nearly   every   hanging  match in Canada,   that the scaffold  was a stepping   stone to Paradise.  Nearly every  individual who ends  his earthly career at the end of a  rope, has a spiritual  adviser up to  the last minute and dies repentant,  expecting to push   clouds  with the  white-winged  angels,. while,   in all  probability, his victim, having to die  with his boots  on and in  too big a  hurry to turn over a new leaf, has to  eternally shovel ccal with the black  demons, in a clime where ice is not  in the formation, and the hot weather  never pinches out. It strikes us that  the system should be revised, but we  see no way of changing it at present.  Do you, gentle and cultured reader?  Canada is to have a new political,  party. Like its legion of predecessors, the claim is made that the two  old parties will be utterly broken up.  This new organization was formed  in Toronto, and is called the Canadian  National Association. The platform  of the Association has some interest  to this section* as it purposes to; deal  with mining questions. Some of the  objects of the new party are the  fostering of a national sentiment,  working for the removal of the.prer  sent system of dual languages, for  the abolition of separate schools, so  that there will be but one official language and one system of schools for  Canada, and to disseminate information concerning Canada's mineral,  agricultural, marine and lumbering  industries. Only Canadians by birth  are allowed to join the new organization. "Canada for Canadians," will  be its motto.  .stall, S*  ROSSLAND, B. C.  Capt. Vanderburg, Master.  Tims   Ta.Tol-3.  LEAVES Nakusp on-Tuesdays' and Friday?, at  7 am, for Leon and Halcyon Hot Springs,  Hall's Landing, Wigwam and Revelstoke.  On Mondays and Thursdays the boat leaves Na  kusp for Burton City, at 7 am.  ,".'���' ;   ��� P. M. TINGLING & Co  /\UB Stage Line meets all Boats arriving at Trail  V    Landing.  S.S. "ALBEETiL''  LEAVES Kaslo for AinsM'orthyPilot Bay, and  Nelson on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, at 8a m; Thursdays, at!) a m; Tuesdays and  Fridays, at 8 a m "���.,'.-.  Leaves Nelson for Pilot Bay, ,-Alns worth sand  Kaslo on 'Mondays, Wednesdays. Thursdays and  Saturdays, at 3 p in; Tuesdays and Fridays at <J pm  Close connection isf'thus made between lake  points and all incoming and outgoing trains of the  CP Rat Nelson. -  The steamer is newly equipped in every particular, is lit throughout by electricity, and contains a  bathroom and all modern conveniences for the  comfort of passengers.  The ahove schedule is m effect May 16,1895, subject to change.  J IS. WAUGH.       GEO. F. HAYWARD,  Purser. Master  Nakusp & Slocan Railway  TIMHi  CARD.  IN EFFECT APRIL 5TH   1895.  TRAIN LEAVES  NAKUSP  THREE FOKKS  Mondays at 8 o'clock Mondays at 13 o'clock  Tuesdays at 13   ;d" "Wednesdays at 9   "  Fridays " Saturdays "  Close connection made with the Columbia river  boats for all points north and south.  This schedule is subject to change at any time  without notice.  For further information apply to  J. S. LAWRENCE  Trainmaster  Nakusp, B. C.  PACIFIC  The Quickest  and .' ���.  Cheapest Koiite  East  or  -  Steamer leaves Nakusp every Thursday and Sunday morning, making close connection at Revelstoke  with trains for all points East or  .    West.   "���  Before you travel get information from  C. P. R. Agents as to time and  rates. It will save you money.  ���Apply to nearest Railway Agent  or to  GEO. McL. BROWN,  District Passenger Agent,  Vancouver  RAILWAY.  Nelson & Fort Sheppard  RAILWAY.  ALL     RAIL    ROUTE    TO     SPOKANJE  The Jonly through route from Nelson,*Kaslo,  Kootenay Lake and all Slocan  -' ,'  .;-:���-;,    - '��� Points ,  Daily   (Except   Sunday)    Between  Spokane and Nortnpdrt.  Tri-Weekly, Between Northport and  Nelson.  Leave 8:43 a.m.       NE LSO.NT.       Arrive 5:25 pjtn  Mondays, Wednesdays2 Fridays, trains will run  through to Spokane'arriving same day. Returning  passengers will leave Spokane at 7 a.m. Tuesdays,  Thursdays,Satm-days,arriving at Nelson at 5:25 p.  m., same day, making close connection with the  steamer Nelson for Kaslo and all Kootenay lake  points  Passengers for Kettle Rim* and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with stage on Mondays  and Wednesdays, Thursdays and  Fridays,  Passengers for Trail Creek mines connect at  Northport wi th, stage daily.  KOOTENAY  Steam Nav. Co., Ltd,  In Effect on Monday, April 29,1895.  REVELSTOKE   ROUTE-SIR. LYTTON.  Leaves Revelstoke. south bound, on Tuesdays and  ' Fridays, at 4 a.m., for all points in West Kootenay and the south.  Leaves Robson. north bound, on Wednesdays and  Saturdays, at 8 p.m., for all points east and  west, via the C.P.R.  NORTHPORT    ROUTE���STR.   LYTTON.  Leaves Nortlroort, north bound, on Wednesdays  and Saturdays, at 1 p.m.  Leaves Robson, south bound, on* Tuesdays and  Fridays, at G p.m.  Stages -run in connection with * the steamer (jfrom  Trail Creek Landing to Rossland.  TiASLO ROUTE���STR. NELSON.  Leaves Nelson for Kaslo, on Tuesdays, at 5:40 pm;  Wednesdays, at 4 p im; Thursdays',-at 5:40 p m;  Saturdays, at 5:40 pm. 'Connecting* on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays with N & SF  Railway for K'aslo and lake points.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson on Mondays, at 4 am:  Wednesdavs, at 4 am; Thursdays, at 8am;  Fridays, at 4 a m. Connecting on Mondays.  Wednesdays, and Fridays with N&|F:S.Railway for Spokane. ;  Close connections with Columbia & Kootenay  Railway at Nelson for points north and south.  BONNER'S FERRY  ROUTE���STEAMER  "���NELSON.  -  Leaves Nelson for Bonner's Ferry on Mondays  and Fridays at 8:30 a.m.  Leaves Kaslo for Bonner's Ferry on Mondays and  Fridays at 4 a m.  Leaves Bonner's Ferry for Pilot Bay, Nelson,  Ainsworth and Kaslo, on Tuesdays arid Saturdays at 2 am. *. -' -  Connects with east and west bound trains on the  Great Northern Railway.  The company reserves the right to change thi  schedule at any time without notice.  For fuU'fnformation as to tickets, rates, etc., ap  ply atthe Company's offices, Nelson, B.C  T. ALLAN, Sec'yr J.W.TROUP,  /Nelson, B. C. Manager r,<r^-,i-i;t?*ir*Lk;.j^t.  -^yrr"- '���'"���?�����  ' ���Tiv'-'T---ir'rn-ttn  ���mC^OUX;  te-si-fflai!^*;"^^^  Second Tea*.  THE jLEDGE.  Pag-e 5  LOCAL, ASSAYS.  Little   Twinklers   Crowded   Out From  Tlielr Accustomed Nook.  A bakery will soon be opened up  at Sandon.  Rossland boasts of a population of  ' over 1,200.  When in Vancouver stop at the  Manor House. ,f  Jake Kelson has opened a cigar  ���store at Sandon.  Attorney-General Eberts visited the  Slocan Star on Friday.  Lovatt's sawmill has been removed  from Three Forks to Sandon.  Tom Norquay, of Three Forks, will  open a lunch counter at Sandon.  T. Henderson took over AI. IToyt's  news stand on Monday. Ho has opened out|in the Teasdale block.  F. S. Traves and M. J. McGrath, of  Nelson, are happy men, with a bran !  new son and daughter respectively.  The C. & K. N. Co. will build a  boat for. Kootenay lake, to replace the  Spokane, burned last winter while at  Kaslo.     e  County Court opened in Nelson on  Tuesday and sits in Kaslo tomorrow.  E. B. Kerr went out. Saturday to be  ' in attendance.  For sale or to rent. ��� A five-roomed  cottage in Nakusp. Conveniently located. For terms, apply to F. G.  Fauquier, Nakusp, B. C. f  Last week's warm weather precipitated the bathing season, and now  young and old, of both sexes, indulge  in the invigorating sport.  Among the new buildings going up  in Rossland are, a doctor's office and  hospital, large store, restaurant, and  a private boarding house.  Messrs. McKenzie and McNaught,  of the Alpha, went out Thursday, by  special train, to St. Paul, whither important business called them.  Manager Macfarlane says that the  branch of the B. C. Iron Works will  be erected at Nelson, a site having  been secured near the railway wharf.  BARRISTER,  COLICITOR and Notary Public.  New Denver, B. C  The Windsor Restaurant  2>T-3"W  Denver, 33. O.  C.  R   1895=7  OXJR33S  COUGHS & COLDS  RS. J. H. WERELEY,  New Denver. B. C,  HAS in stock Millinery, Hosiery, Ladies' Underwear. Dress Goods, etc,  A larc-e quantity of House Lining at very low  prices.  Call and inspect the Stock.  R. S. WILSON,  RE-OPENED UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT.  Everything in First Class Order.  Meals Served at all Hours.  Best of Attention to Customers.  JACOBS0N & Co  THREE FORKS.  SILVERTON  -THE-  SLOCAN TAILOR  Sixth street, New Denver,  . I  T.   TWIGG,  NEW\DENVER, B. C.  Provincial   Land Surveyor.  /[INERAL Claims, Mines, Timber Limits, etc.,  surveyed.  OWAEDWEST  Assoc. R. S. M., London, Eng.  NETVV DEIISrV-ER, B.O.  Assayer and  Mineralogist.  tfSrPrompt return on all samples.   .  hunter <& i^GKiiisrisroisr-  Dealers in:        ,  Groceries,  Provisions,   Dry  Goods,  and flining Supplies.  HOTEI-j SIILATEIFLTOlSr,  SILVERTON, B. C,  G  001) Rooms. Dining Room furnished ^yith the best in  the Market. Stables in connection with the House.  The Bar has all the choicest Liquors in use in the Kootenay  District.  W. R. HART, Prop  New Denver, B. C.  B(  The band boys gave an open air  concert, Saturday evening", on the  square fronting- the Newmarket. It  was much appreciated by the townspeople.  The Cody creek country was all  ablaze last week, caused by the burning- of brush along the Kaslo railway.  Friday the whole Freddie Lee mountain was on fire.  J. E. Boas is the only man interested in silver, who does not believe  the white metal will ever be much  again. He is full of wisdom and  knows all about it.  F. Pyman,   New I)enver's witch-  maker and jeweller makes cleaning-  and  repairing  watches a specialty  He visits Three Forks every Friday  to accommodate   customers  in that  tOWIl...     ���*' ..-:,:-���,=..  _~^:^ .        .j.-  J. Findley, representative of the B.  0. Iron Works, Vancouver, is now  stationed here for some time to come.  'Mr. Findley will personally visit all  parties desirous of doing business with  his firm upon application. f  A moonlight excursion will take-  place on the str. W. Hunter, tomorrow  (Friday) evening, around the lake.  The boat leaves here at 8 o'clock,calling at Silverton for passengers. The  New Denver b-assband will be in attendance.    Tare, 50 cents.  OOTS and Shoes made to order.   First-class  work.   Imperial Calf for fine shoes.   French  Goods specially adapted for Miners' and Prospectors' use.   Goods wan-anted not to rip for one year  DOCTOR  J.  E. BROUSE,  NEW DENVER, B. C.  PHYSICIAN  AND  New Denver,  SURGEON.  Bo C  DEL^LEF? 3 I3ST  ft Prosiirs'Assay  ^    ;      New Denver.  Assay Price List:  Gold, Silver, or Lead, each ���. ���.......  Gold, Silver and Lead, combined. ��� ...*  Gold and Silver   Silver and Lead........   ���Conner (bv Electrolysis)....... '.���  Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead.   Gold and Copper..... ���   Silver and Copper.  ��� ���  Gold, Silver and Copper.   Platinum... ... ���   Mercury   Iron or Manganese;   Lime, Magnesium, Barium, Silica, Sulphur, each     Bismuth, Tin, Cobalt, Nickel, A ntimony,  Zinc, and Arsenic, each   Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash,  and percentage of Coke, if Coking  Coal)   Terms:   Cash With Sample.  June 20th, 1��95.'  $1.50  3 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  ���4 00  2 oO  2 50  8-00  5 TO  2 00  2 00  2 00  4 00  4 00  Dry Goods,  Groceries,  Hardware,  Boots  s>  Assayer and Anulj'St  And all kinds of Goods required by  mers  Postoffice and Money Order Office in Connection &t?t.-,L .'j^vs^^S^^^^.r-'^r^^'^'}.'.  '���f^hTf'it^t^-str'jr  ftrr,^rwrir.*rrjT'~  ��&ge 6.  THE LEDGE.  Secaiid Year  [Concluded from third page. ]  days' experience, for which we paid  $25 a piece: freig'ht-; was $200 a ton.  Dalles des Morts was the head, of  navigation and at Kirbyville a lumber mill was ran by Komano, who  had no difficulty in securing a mar-  ket for all the stuff he could turnout  at $125 per thousand feet. All supplies were dragged in boats through  what was well named Death's Bapids,  as treacherous a piece of water as can  well be imagined. Every season  there were numerous fatalities here���  during that with which we are dealing, a boat containing twenty-three  persons was swept over and but five  of tlie whole outfit were saved.  My second season's work on Big  Bend did not at all fulfill my expectations, in fact I was sadly disappointed. The general impression was  that the diggings were shallow and  could be worked cheap, but we soon  discovered that this was not the case  when-the lead had been tapped.  The bed rock was so deep, the boulders so large in the channel that we  nearly all became disheartened and  a general exodus ensued. Of those  who cleared out many had not as  much as paid their way and had to  run their fare with the genial captain  of the steamer Forty-nine. They  naturally gave the place a bad  name.  However, despite the bad name,  there was good money taken out of  the Big.Bend that season���not less  than $250,000. French creek was  perhaps the I'ichest of the lot: next in  order was McCulloch Creek, where  bed rock was found in some places at  six feet. About a dozen companies  were here at work* the;";, most enterprising of the lot being the Yale Co.  They went down about fifty feet;  pumping with the aid of a wheel, and  at this depth struck bed rock. Next  they drifted towards the deep ground  sinking three blind shafts, from the  last of which they again drifted and  were in three sets of timbers when  they were driven out by; waiter.  The fate of this company had a very  depressing effect on all miners then  in the district, who nevertheless were  almost unanimous in declaring  "There's lots of gold here if we could  only get at it."  Oh that "if "' If I had only stuck  to some of the good things which  came in my way and if I had not  joined in every gold excitement I  would be well fixed to-day. In all  my experience I believe I never saw  a more deadbroke crowd of men  than that which left the. Big Bend in  the winter of 1S66| Many of the  poor fellows came in badly prepared  for the hardships they had to encounter, expecting no doubt to get ready  employment and to make plenty of  money. Even some of us who had  been .-well provisioned at times felt  keenly the pinch of hunger. How  ever willing we might have been to  share with those less fortunate, the  first law of nature, self preservation,  asserted itself, and I must confess  that more than once during that  never-to-be-forgotten winter did 1 say  "No" when asked by a poor hungry  feilow^being for a mouthful "for God's  sake."  There were deaths from absolute  starvation I have no doubt. Entire  camps were reduced to starvation  allowance at times. On one occasion  the fortunate arrival of the steamer  Forty-nine with provisions saved us  and yet we had plenty of gold. A  hungry man with a couple of thousand dollars' worth of gold unable to  appease his hunger is the worst type  of destitution that I know of. Many  a time did I envy the poor dogs that  did service for Tellias, for thev were  at least well fed. Needless "to say I  did not again return to Big Bend,  although I was by no means the  mest unlucky of those who endured  its hardships. . I made money in its  creeks, but the recollection of mv suf-  ferings is sufficient to almost make  me wish that I had never seen the  place. - CARIBOO.  N. X). MOORE, Pres.  R. McFERRAN, Sec'v  CONCENTRATOR, THREE FORKS, B.C.  Mining    and  Ef Hay and Grain in Car Lots to the Trade.  es  ���cc  Maria," said the husband of the  new woman at. the breakfast table,,  "the next time you come home late  from the lodge and put your bloomers  fco bed and hang yourself over the  back of. a .chair all night, I'll go  straight home to papa, there!"  Application for Liquor License.  GENERAL    MERCHANT,  IS prepared to sell all Lines of Goods Cheaper than ever  before.  YOU WILL  SAVE YOUR HONEY  if you buy your Goods from Mm at  o.  THREE   FORKS,  THIS Hotel, under new management, is cne of the best in  the country. The Rooms are comfortable and the  Dining Room contains the best the ir.arket affords. Don't  miss it when you go to the Forks. '    '.      ,  LOWES & CLAIR, Proprietors  THE undersigned intend to apply to the Stipendiary .Magistrate of We it Kootenay District, for  a, license to fell Liquor by retail, on -' their premises  in Sandon, known a5* the Kootenai House.  Dated at Sandon, June 20th, 1895.  JOHN T.MOORE,  FRED B. WRONG.  XjXJof)  507, 509, 511 & 513 HASTINGS St.,  DEALERS  IN:  Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums, Window Shades,  Bedding Supplies, etc., etc,  Send for our Illustrated Catalogue.  THE DIPLOCK  OK & STATION  (LIMITED.)  WHOL.BSA    E3  PAPER DEALERS & STATIONERS,  Vancouver,  B. C.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  T" OUDOUN Mineral Claim.���Situate in thc Slocan  Jj Mining Division of West Kootenay. District.  Where located: At the confluence of Sandon and  Carpenter creeks. .      j  Take notice that I, J.M. Harris. Nd. 58,917, for  myself,-and as agent for G. M. Sproat, free miner's  certificate No. 53,817, intend, sixty days from the  data hereof, to apply to the, Gold Commissioner f or  a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Grown grant of theabove claim.  And further take notice, that adverse claims  must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and action  commenced before the issuance of such certificate  of improvements.��� '���������. ���   - .  :  Dated this 13th day of 'May, 1895.  J.M.HARRIS  ���;.May,p.:i/!'\. -.^ v',.,Kr,        '������������"���'.���  Certificate of Improvements.  D  SOLE AGENTS FOR :  Brinsmead & Nordheimer Pianos  Dixon, Borgeson & Co.'s Show  Cases. Self-opening Bags, Wrapping Paper and Twine.  Mail Orders receive prompt attention,  ���      NOTICE.  ������      ���'��� U: ���:���':���  E A Dm AN Mineral Claim.--Situate in the Slocan  ; mining division of the West Kootenay Dis  triet, B. O. Where located: Between the Bonanza  Kins? and Texas, on north side of east fork of Carpenter creek.  Take notice that I, Charles E- Perry, as agent  for Robinson Morton Sherman, free miner's certificate No. 53,783, intend, <30 days from the date hereof, to apply to the Gold Commissioner for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining,  a Crown grant to the above claim.  And further, take, notice that adverse? claims  mustbesenttotheGold Commissioner and action  commenced before the issuance of such certificate  of improvements.  Dated this 30th day of Mav, 1895.  CHARLES E.PERRY  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE. :  \7*ANCOUVER. MOUNTAIN BOOMER AND  ���V,. ZILOR Mineral Claiihs ���Situatein the Slocan  Mining Division of West Kootenay District Where  located: Adjoining one another on south side of  Four Mile creek, Slocan Lake.  Take notice that 1, Herbert T. Twigg, as agent  for Edward Mahon, free miner's certificate No. 5-1,  931, and Henry L. Mahon, free miner's certificate  No. 54,318. intend; sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the Gold Commissioner for certificates  of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown grant of each of the above claims...  And further take notice that adverse claims must  be sent to the Gold Commissioner and action commenced before the issuance of such certificates of  imnrovements. .        "  Dated this 19th day of May, 1895.  HERBERT T. TWIGG  May 23,1895.  Application for Liquor License.  NOTICE is hereby given that thirty days after  date, I intend to apply to the Gi Id Commissioner for a license to sell spirituous liquors at the  town of Cody Creek, West Kootenay, British Col-,  umbia.' '������������     ':'���'���";���' ���* f ;/ ;,'':-.'.;-';.''-'' ::���"���  ���r--^1 ;���!������/���������../.;.���:���?:��� :...���>:���    j.m^ winter  Dated at New Denver, B. C, this 18th day of  June, 1895.  ;iiNiijiio;  s  Notice to the Public.  TAGES  Leave Kaslo   and  Three Forks, for  either place, every morning at 8 o'clock !     ���'  Satisfaction is  Guaranteed.  a, j\ scorn  Manager  %&r        $ �� ��  THREE FORKS, B.C.  Best   Furnished  Rooms  in the City.  T. NORQUAY, Prop aj. * t,*tsim*i*.u*~  j.j- <atfff.r<<i��ft ...xiuuwkA* * ��crf.   �����- **���-.�����Mt*M���*Tmi-~:  Second Year.  THE   LEDGE.  Page 7  MINING   IN    CAJRIJBOO.  Satisfactory Cle;m-up   oi"   tlte   Cariboo  Hydraulic   Mining  Co.  j. M. Browning, of Vancouver, has  received information of the result of  "the first clean-up this season of the  Cariboo Hydraulic Mining Company. The run was only for 172  hours, during which there was a  great deficiency of water, so much so  that on one occasion the supply ran  down to 100 miner's inches, which  was practically useless. The result  of the clean-up is 66 lbs. 3 ozs. of gold  which at $18 per ounce is ��14,310.  The product is being sent down in  the .sba7je of a gold bar and some  nuggets.  Thc result must be held as very  satisfactory when all the circumstances are considered. The deficiency  in-the water supply has militated  very, seriously with ,hydraulic operations, since at no time were there  more than 1,750 miner's inches available. The gravel operated upon is  at the top of the bank. A nugget  weighing 2h dunces, was found in the  gravel at a height .of at least 100 feet  above bedrock.  There lias been much interest felt  as to the first clean-up and the result  will doubtless have a favorable effect  on the industry. The vield has been  almost exactly equal to ��2,000 per  day of three shifts and that'too with  the water supply largely deficient  and irregular even* at thc best. With  a season of* 130.to .140.days, ample  water supply, which will be assured  when the supply in Pol ley's lake is  tapped, .ind ordinary good fqrtune in  the way of freedom from slides or  other accidents, and the Company  will not have reason to regret that its  faith, in the. prospect .led it to put so  much capital into the development of  theproperty..  On the claim of the Horse Fly  Hydraulic Mining. Company, things  appear to be running smoothly. Although on the average the water  supply has not exceeded 1,003 ir ches,  yet the most has been made of it by  keeping up the head to double that  and running for 14 hours instead of  24 with the lesser pressure. The  indications are favorable for a. good  clean up. Meanwhile the management is pushing on with further  drifts. .;*-:>���;���  Sluices in Bad Order.  There was a clean-up on the Van  Winkle hydraulic claim, above  Lytton, about two weeks ago. Asa  result of about a ten days' run, the  clean up was a little .'more than $400.'  The clean-up was made to test the  'efficiency of the sluices and it was  found that that they wei\3 not in a  proper.-condition to retain all the gold.  The work is again going on and it is  now thought that the results will be  satisfactory, as the ground has been  proven ricl\.  THE GRANT HOUSE  �����*���=������  andon, 33. O.  p OOD Meals and comfortable Rooms make this  VJf   Hotel a pleasant *:laee for travelers to stop at.  ARCHIE GRANT, Prop  L  3  Revelstoke, B. C ��  Analytical   Chemist and  Assayer.  CI  Wholesale Produce Merchants^  ;*  VAHCOUvk B. C  131 WATER STREET,  /f  : o  ORE   of  any   kind   assayed.     Nickel   Ore  a  Siiocialty.  . Pellew Harvey, F.C.S.  VANCOUVER, B. C,  Mining Engineer,  Analytical Chemist, and  Assayer.  Assay Office and Metallurgical -Works. ���   .  DEHSTTIST  WE-handle Dried Fruits,  Fresh   Fruits, Butter, Eggs,  Cheese, Bacon, Hams, and Lar.d.  Vancouver, B. C.  KASLO,  B.C.  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago.  , Ok kick: Over Bycrs' Hardware store.  W. BRUNER, M. Dv  Pl.YSICIAN AND SUKGEOX.  Three Forks,       -       B. C.  A   FULL Line of Drug:? and Prescription Remc-  1L   dies ke. ton hand."  Mining Machinery and Supplies.  General Machinery for Reduction Works,  Pipe Fittings, Belting, Oils, Etc., Etc.  Tram Lines Complete with Brakes,  Cars, Rails, and All Other Requisites  CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED.  o  KASLO, B. C.  rsi  THE HAIRCUTTER,  Three Forks, B. C.  TTAS the only Billiard and Pool Table in.the  !i Slocan. ��� Choice lines of Cigars, Tobaccos and  Fruit. ,Thc Barber Shop in connection is the best  c-mip-jod in the District.  W  9   \*J  Nelson, B. C.  STEEL,.   TRACK IEi  And All Mining: Supplies.  Full Stock on Hand.    Branch Store at Three Forks.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings always on hand.  ��J ���  F,  DOCTOR  B. ROGERS,  KASLO, B. C.  Graduate of Trinity University, Toronto.    Member of college Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario.  LELAND  and  COMMISSION  AGENT.  KASLO  B. C  1 lrt��i Late Saw ill  CHARLES W. McANN,  BARRISTER, &c,  MINING LAWS   A   SPECIALTY.  KASLO CITY. B. C.  STANLEY    HOUSE,  NELSON, B. G.  DEST Rooms and Board in the City. Hot ai:d  I) Cold "Water. . Bath Room for i.he use of the  G nests.   Rates reasonable.  MRS. McDONALD, Prop  (Works at Kaslo, B.C.)1  Foot of Hendryx Street,   Nelson.  HOUSE,  Easlo, B. C  CONVENIENTLY situated to the steamboat  ���v landing-. The bar is one of the best ai>po..ited  in the Kootenay District.  JAMES bELANEY,  Lessee  A full stock of Limiber,  rough and dressed, laths,  shingles, sash,doors,mould  ings, etc. Clear and dry  fir'nooring and ceiling for  sale at lowest prices.  G. 0. BUCHANAN,  HE?JRY DAWES,  Proprietor  Agent <  KASLO CITY.  B.C.  The only practical Watchmaker in  the Kootenay District. Orders by  mail receive prompt attention  ALL WORK GUI RANTEED, Page 8.  THE   LEDGE.  Second Year  MINING RECORDS,  Recorded at New Denver, for the week ending  .,..';���: ���.,���',.,.' ��'J,:uiy:"8,'-i895  ���TRANSFERS.  J T Foley to M H 'McKelvey-3-.in. St Charles.on.  Jane .17.   Recorded June 2i); amount, 451-  M H McKelvey to W Sudrow���J in St Charles,  Oil June 28.   Recorded June 2d; amount, $1.  f,     G Kruger to D K McDonald���I-S in Congo No 2,  Jui'ie 28.   Recorded June �����*��� amount. ���$!.'  S I Silverman, S K. Green, J W Goss, R Easson  and \V G Ufford to F E G6odall-38-:)6 m Slocan  iioy, on June 17.  -Recorded June 2!.i; amount, #1..  A J Murphy and John Vallance to \V C Yaw-  fey��� Ail intercsc in, Clarence, on June-.It*. Re-'  carded July 2; amount, yl?^ ;  S J Humnhreys to F Cox���l- in the Morning, on  A-jril 18.   Re-corded July 2; amount, ������?!.  C Von Moerkerke to L Willey���?, on Florence,  c.i Jane 2D.   Reeoided July 2; amount, 61.  W H Mitchell to I \V Black���i in New Columbia  on May ^u.   Recorded July 2; amount, $1.  E Burns tj 1 W Black���J in Cordelia and B&M,  en J-ebruary ti.   Recorded July 2; amount, ^50.  S B Shaw to C P Hill���l-u in Mollie O, on June  2(.   Itecoi'ded July 3; amount, &L.  ASSESSMENTS.  Missing Link-June 27, by C S Rashdall.  Le Roi���June 27, by E Stewart.  Zilor, Mountain Boomer- and Silver Star���June  27, by ji* Mahon.  Third of July���June 27, by C Von Moerkerke.  Gra> Eagle No 2���June 2:;, by Hans Madden.  Twin Lakes���June 29, by N D Moore.  Djlly Varden and Archie���J une 23, by J H Ash  field.  Rowdon- J uly 2, by Blue Bird Mining Co.  Hardserappel���July 2, by G Marr.  Wyoming���July 2, by \V H MeCiay  Sincher���July 2, by F Sexton.  LOCATIONS.  Florance���Adjoining Rcvol-stoke, June 27, by C  Von Moerkerke.  Siattle No 2   Adjoining Sultana, June 27, by J  G McLean.  Alma���On Springer creek, June 28, by T D To-  bin.  Vancouver No 2���On Hume creek, June 28. bv  RBKerr. . . J  Black Fox���Adjoining Home Rule, June 28, by  J JJaly.  Sibley���On Carpenter creek, June 28, by M H  Mt-Uveivey.  Dragon���Near Bear lake, on June 28, by C L  Arnold.  Franklin No 2���Adjoining Dardanelles, June 29,  by F i-ruvost.  Fair Play���Adjoining Dolly, on June 29, by J  H Aslmckl. ��j, ��   j  Empire No 2���Re-location of Wickiow, June 29,  by J McNeill.  Number Six���East of "Three Forks, June 29, bv  A P Blandy.  Electric Light���On Galena Farm, June 29, by A  S Reed and ii* L Wilson.  Clipper No 2���On Four Mile, June 29, by  T K  W erley.  Portland No -1���Near forks of Cody and Carpenter creeks, J une 29, by N D Moore.  Tigjr No 5���3.iui3 locality, tiinj and party.  Black Hawk No 2���Same locality and time, by  P McFerran.  Majoi*��� Adjoining Tiger No 5, same time and  party.  Chesapeake-On Springer creek, June 29, by W  Xi Cailanan. *  Nanaimo���On Ten Mile, July 2, by J Butler and  W Ciougli.  Empire No 3���North fork of Carpenter, July 2,  "by J.Franz., :  Ioiio���South fork .of Ten Mile, July 2, by F D  Michele.  :  Curley���On Galena Farm, July 2, by C McNich-  olland J Radii it  Clii't��� Oh Miller creek, July' 2, by J Franz and R  J Medland. :  Zebra���North fork of Carjenter, July 2, by A L  McLean.  Condor���Adjoining  Zebra, July 2,  by  W  H  Adams.  Tiger No 6���North fork of Ten Mile, July 2, by  C Martin and J Ponham.  Everett���On Cody creek, July 2, by J O'Leary.  Merry Maid���On Ten Mile, July 2, by T Kilpat-  rick.  Pinnacle���On Four Mile, July 2, by C LoensenV  Vermillion���On Sandon creek, July 2, by J Mc-  Kieniun.  Shunia���Adjoining R E^Lee, on July 2, by L  Alexander.  Suuiimugger���Adjoining Pirate, July 2, by M R  W Kathbourne,  Little Queen���Near Bear lake, Julv 2, by F Sex  ton.  .   Shogo���Forks of Sandon, Julv 3, by B N White  . Mining Co.  Beaverton Boy���On Ten Mile, July 3, by D G  McCuaig.  Young Dominion No 2���On Ten Mile. July 3, by  D D McPherson.   . ' ���:���  While SWan���On Ten Mile, July's, by D G Mc-  Cuaig and D D McPherson. ���  LEDGE CROPPiNGS  The Balfour Trading Co.moved ou!; *  yesterday to Rossland/  isfeil Gething has had- a pit constructed for his young bears.  It is rumored that a newspaper will  shortly be established in Kaslo.  The Glorious Fourth was ushered  in by a tremendous bombardment.  Dr. Brouse has returned from a  fortnight's visit to the Hot Springs.  Thursday, the 18th, the band boys  excurt to the foot of the lake. Fare, $1.  Carpenter creek has cut out a new  mouth, a little to the south of the old  one.  W. C. Archer, formerly of this  place, has a real estate office at Ross-  laud.  AI. Hoyt has moved his household  goods to quarters just alongside the  wharf.  H. R. Hammond returned from Helena last week and will remain in the  Slocan.  B. H. Lee will endeavor to accumulate wealth by selling realty at  Rossland.  The water in the lake has risen  fast this week, flooding the wharves  at all por';s.  A recent location on Lemon creek  shovs an assay of $54 in gold and 121  ounces silver.  A Vancouver man, named Freshman, is building a gents' furnishing  store at Sandon.-  Rev. Mr. Love, wife And child arrived on Tuesday. They were met  at the dock by, a number of church  people.  A passenger on Tuesday's out train  fell off the coach just outside of Nakusp. He suffered no injury beyond  a cut on the head.  The Education Department has  granted ^50 per month as salary for a  school-teacher here, and $40 per year  for incidental expenses.  Howard West has his assaying outfit all in and is now ready for all  comers. His laboratory is Ipiie of the  best equipped in the district.  Messrs. Wilkinson and Cooper, representing the Vancouver World and  Winnipeg Commercial respectively,  visited New Denver this week.  The baseball boys were saluted by  the tin can and whistle brigade, Tuesday, on their return from ' Nakusp.  They took their welcome, as also  their defeat, with good grace.  The reception given in the church  last night to Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Love  was a success in every particular.  There was a large audience, plenty  refreshments, and a short programme.  Police   Re-organization.  The Provincial constables all over  the Province have received notice of  the cancellation of their appointments  at the end of last month. Under the  provisions of the Provincial Police  Act, 1895, which came into effect on  the 1st of July, the force is to be reorganized, and it is to facilitate this  work that all existing- appointments  were cancelled.  W.J.TRETHEWEY,E.  Examination & Reports.  Assays of Ores.  Analysis of Ores.  OFFICE AKD LABORATORY :  T-,'���"..���  KASLO  17.  Front Street, Kaslo.  en's   Clothing', Hats   and   Boots  We carry a large range of fine Tweed Suits, Black Worsted Suits, Navy  Serge Suits, summer Coatsi and Vests, odd Vests, and all sizes in Pants. In  Hats, we have good cheap lines in narrow and broad Brims, crush Hats and  Stetson Hats brought in direct from Philadelphia; Stetson Hats we have in  black, grey, and two shades of brown. In Boots, we have fine for city wear;  'for prospecting, we have heavy plain and grain leather, with strong counters.  McKAY &~TEASDALET~  New Denver, B. C.  MANUFACTURERS OF ALL KINDS OF LUMBER  AVINQ- our own barge, we  are prepared to deliver  Lumber to any place on Slocan Lake.   Special attention paid to Orders from Mining Men.  Is the Metropolis of the  Slocan District, and  ealty Must  Increase in Value.  For  CHOICE BUSINESS AND RESIDENCE LOTS  Investors will consult their own  Interests by consulting  AMGXJS McGiLLIVEEY.  New Denver, B. C.  NEW DENVER, B, C?  The TrayeMg Public  Will find all the comforts of a  home at this Hotel.  The Rooms  Are la,rge and airy, and have  recently been beautified by the  latest designs in wall paper,  The Bining Room  Is supplied with the best the  market affords, and the cuisine  is very superior.  The Bar  Is stocked with the choicest  brands of  wines,  liquors,  and  cigars.  STEGE & WINTER* PROPS


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