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 l*B_ri__��a__-__s_____-_u_9--_^  X/^/lA^X  '*  Vol   IV. No. 39.  NEW ^DENVER, B.C., JUNE 24, 1897.  Price $2.00 a Year.  TUNNEL. SHAFT, DUMP.  Ten   feet  of clean ore  struck in. the Noble Five.  has been  men  Supt.  Davenport   has   eight  working on the Majestic.  Oscar 'Bur-bank' has sold a claim  near the Wonderful for $6,000. ,<  II. P. Christie has been appointed  mining recorder at Slocan City.  Three feet of ore has been struck  in the lower tunnel of the American  Boy.  C. D. Rand has been elected one of  the directors in the Noble Five Mining company. ':���,.:"���".'  C.T. Porter and his partners have  gone to the Lardeau to open up the  Wagner group.  The .tunnel is in,210  Oracie. The lead will,  tapped early in August.  The .tunnel! has been driven ten  feet 'further on the Ferry, a Wilson  creek property, exposing some fine  galena ore.  A. G. Ferguson and Ex-Superintendent Abbott, of the C.P.R., passed  through to Silverton on Sunday's boat  to inspect the Prescott group, Four  Mile. A company has been incorpor  ated in Vancouver, of which Mr.  Abbott is a large shareholder, to take  the Prescott and make a shipping  mine out of it. Work thus far on the  property is showing up satisfactorily.  A stringer is being followed with the  expectotions of striking the ledge in  40 feet. .<>���'.���-'���  feet on  the  probably be  THE   EXCHANGE   GROUP  Another deal is on for the Exchange  group, Springer creek,   this time the  .sale is mada*to Alexander Dick for  Sir Charles Tapper, Ottawa,   at $42,-  500. These properties were originally  bought from Messrs. Boie and Isaac  son, by the Bremner syndicate.  Later they were turned over to the  syndicate represented by R. C. Campbell Johnston, which failed t�� make  the first payment. It now looks as if  the property were about to be placed  in the hanes or a Canadian company  that has capital, and will work it.  An extension of time has been allowed the Bremner syndicate from June  6 to July 15.  Inspecting' -The   Bondliolder.  Nancouvev parties interested in the  Bondholder were here this week looking after the property and endeavoring to formulate some plan of  continuing the work thereon. They  a re convinced that they have a very  valuable property, but are not altogether pleased with results so far.  In  A   SERIOUS   MISHAP.  .tain in advance   of   the   others, who j  I were yet lost  in   the 'thicket.    The  [launch Denver   was  sent over to be  ion hand when the party should  ap-  1 pear.      The   trip   down   the  steep  mountain side in  the dense'thicket  ! in the dark of night,   with the  in-  ! jured lad on a stretcher,  was a very  slow one, as a trail   had   to   be cut  most of the way, and it was net until  three  o'clock   Wednesday .'morning,  that the  lake  shore   was   reached.  The party had had nothing to eat  since 10   o'clock   Tuesday  morning  and they were famished. " The  boatf  soon had  the rescuers  and  rescued:  on   the Denver   side.     Hewer was?  taken to the hospital and his injured  limb dressed.    It was found to be not"  as serious as reported;  a small cut at  the ankle   badly  inflamed. ,    However, the insignificance of the injury  does not detract any from the brave  effort of the rescuing party.  KASLO.  . Scott -McDonald  was in town over  Sunday.  J. J. Mitchell of' Winnipeg, a  brother of Charles Mitchell of 'the  Charleston, has been in town a few  days looking up a location.  E. A. Keirby, representing thej  Risdon Iron Works of San Francisco, \  spent a few days in the neighborhood?  looking up business last week. a  A. Jy Murphy was in from the  Forks on Saturday.  Michael , McAndrews was down  from Silverton last week.  S. K.. Reid of Winnipeg took a look  around the district for a few days last  .week.   ',       .' ������:<���������. ':-.-...'.  A. J. Gates, of the Gates Iron Co.  of Chicago,,,is in Easlo taking a look-  over the situation.  Capt. Moore, Spokane, Frank Cox,  Duluth, P. J. Hickey, Three Forks,  and W. H. Yawkey, rotroit, all of  Minnesota Silver Co., were in Kaslo  on Saturday last.  The woods are full of newspaper  men, S. E. Rackin, formerly of  Spokane, has lately arrived in Kaslo  intending to start a newspaper here.  His plant is on the way and the first  issue is to be to hand next week.  Kaslo vs. Rossland played two good  games of ball on Saturday and Sunday. Coffman pitched the first game  for Kaslo and was well supported  throughout. St. Vrain did good work  in the box for the visitmg team,, but  lacked support in a number of cases  .where Kaslo was allowed to score.  The game closed 8 to 1 for Kaslo.  By innings:  1 2 3 45 6 7 8 9  .0 10 2 002 12���8  .0.000 10 00 0- 1  the weather was par-  and   a   much  during the game.     The score stood:  Kaslo...... :.: 3 1 1 020 1 0 2-10  Rossland.  .. 1 10 3 10 11 1-9  The sampler is handling four cars  of ore a day regularly and shipments  promise to come in more freely than  ever since the weather has become  more settled and the roads are finally  getting into good condition. During  the past week no new shippers have  been added to the list, but the Ruth  alone is sending down two cars a day,  mostly Carbonates, while the Whitewater is shipping good consignments,  and the Black Diamond has become  a steady shipper of four cars a week.  No ore has been received for some  time from the Washington or Wellington but they are expected to resume shipping .heavily-, next week.  .. G. A. Eastman, L. Han na and Jack  Warne went up the lake Monday to  start some prospecting work on the  Johanna claim on ���.���which, they have  reccntly secured an option��� The  claim is situated on Boulder creek  and was located last fall by Murdock  McKenzie of Kaslo. It is said to have  a very good showing.  TH03IS02TS   LANDING.  larger  Two weeks ago three young men  left New Denver on a prospecting  tour in the neighborhood of the glacier  across the lake. Monday one of them  ���came to town and reported that one  of his companions, Harry Hewer,  who, prior to the closing of the Grand  Central, was employed as'busman for  the hotel, had on 'Sunday, the 13th,  cut his leg with an axe and was in a  critical -condition as mortification had  set in. At Once a party of six men  started to bring the unfortunate lad  out of the mountains. Tuesday evening a signal fire was seen across the  lake and two boats were sent across, j  The fire was   started by ,one of the  covered a large patch of ground and  party who had come out .of tho mono-   <v0.t five  assists   and .'three put-outs  Kaslo .  Rcssland ���  On Sunday  ticularly   fine  crowd gathered to see one of the  most interesting games of the season.  Though lacking somewhat in scientific playing the game throughout  was closely contested and both teams  made a brave effort to secure the victory- Borchers and Davy were Kas-  lo's battery, while Baker and Bray  held similar positions for Rossland.  It was a batting game from the start  Kaslo making 15 hits to Rossland's  14. Clark, for the home team, made  two home runs, a two-bagger and a  single hit out of five times to bat.  Green, on third for Kaslo, did some  clever work and got credit for four  assists.    Shaw, Rossland's right field,  , (A Ledge Special.) ���  Dave Ferguson and Dan Robinson  are busy hauling in a steam saw mill  from Thomson's to Ferguson. They,  intend to commence sawing by the  end of this week. This will be a  great boon for Ferguson as they have  had much difficulty in getting in  lumber, and about fifty people are  waiting on the new saw mill to commence building.  Mr. I. G. Clink is running his new  saw mill at Trout Lake City night  and day. He commenced to cut last  Thursday, ���'��� ,  The Home-Payne people are clearing off ground on their land adjoining  Ferguson for a concentrator and other  buildings. They have commenced  the construction of six buildings.  They are also to put in a saw mill for  their own mines and building. This  country is booming. Prospectors are  still pouring in at from 20 to 50 a day.  There must be now between 1500 to  2000 men in the hills round Lardeau  and Trout Lake. New finds are announced continually. In fact so  numerous are they that it is impossible io give them mention. Nearly  every prospector has made one or  more locations, each has a sach of ore  and has discovered the best mine  ever found in Kootenay. .  ���Mr. Porter, of Spokane, is at the  Landing, and is going out with" a  gang of men to commence operations  on the Wagner Group. This is one  of the famous Lardeau properties, <?nd  Mr. Porter says it will be worked  continuously from this time forward.  George White discovered and located a fine claim on the Silver Cup lead  May 28th. The ore assays from 2400  ozs.' to 4000 ozs. A man came up  from Rossland and offered $50,000 for  the property which was accepted on  paper but not in cash. White was  invited to Rossland to draw his plunk  but when he got there he found his  capitalist had no money behind him  so he has returned a sadder but wiser  man. From this time forward buyers  of mines will have to pungle up on  the spot.  li. W. Carry, C.E., is surveying a  line for a railway from Ferguson by  way of Thomson's to Galena Bay.  One of liis party had a close call from  a bear the other day. They were returning to" camp and one of the party  went up a tree to get his bearings  as they were in thick brush. He  notified the other two that a large,  black bear was trailing them up  The other two went up trees. One of  the party had a hand axe is his belt  and the bear selected him for his  prey and went up the tree near to  him in two jumps. When the bear  came within striking discance the  surveyor slrshcd him on tne head  witn the axe, nearly scalping him,  the scalp flapping; over his eyes. The  bear quickly slid down the tree and  after pawing around for sometime  trying to find out what was the matter with his head leaped into1 the  brush and d isappeared. The three  freighted surveyors came down and  ran for the camp.  Beaton & Campbell, of Thompson's  Landing, brought in 15 pack horses,  with all the necessary furnishings,  from Calgary last week, also a new  freight wagon and a four horse team.  Beaton & Campbell have now 30  horses in their pack train. There  are now over 150 horses in the Lardeau and Trout Lake countries, and  all are busy.  A Mr. Bain from Calgary is expect,  ed in to night with two" four-horse  teams and a stage.  June 21, 1897.  Want Many Mines.  ..' A deal of more than ordinary interest even for '  a country as well known as the Cociir d'Alenc's,  is about to be consummated. It is the purchase of  ."over half a dozen'gold-properties "in the viciniiy  of Murray, Idaho, the purchaser being no loss a  I>S"'3Ppage > than y DekmarT the Southern Idaho  Mining man. ��� ;  about June 1 and examined a number of propertied  near Mullan-_ncluding the Golden Chest, th?  Katie. Burnett, the. Dora, the Idaho and the Joe  Dandy, and it is said the placer ground and work*  of the Spokane Hydraulic Works. Clarence Cmi-'  ningham undertook the work of securing a bond  from the owners and returned to Spokane last  Wednesday. It is said he had secured nearly all  of the interests-required, but owing to the absolve  of some of the parties was comi)elied to wait until  they could be conferred with before cJoshiir tlie  deal. ^  The deal includes some of the most noted _r,>!d  properties hi the vicinity of Murray, and it wis-  said the first payment required would be fuOo Olio"  There are several mills on.the different properties'  the total amounting to 59 stamps. "r  ���Export1 Duty  on Ores.  #' ���  Minister Fielding announced that tho export  duty on logs and pulpwood would be $3 per looo  feet, to be computed on tlie cord where the logs  are shorter than nine feet; upon nickel, 10 ceiits  per pound; on copper, 2 cents- per pound; on ores  containing copper or other metal, except nickel or  lead, 15 per cent,; on lead or silver-lead ore exported to a country-which imposes a dutv on leid  in bars or pig lead, which is in excess ot the in -  port duty on lead in lead ore-orin silverdcad'orei  a duty on the lead contained in tlie ore exported  to the amount per pound of such ��� excess import  On lead ore exported to the United Status fhh  would moan an export duty of i cent per lininul ���  on the load in the ore. ���   ���"' '  Eiiftincor's Meotin  A meeting of the Hritish Columbia Association  of .Mining Engineers was held in New Denv.ir  last Thursday, among others present were- U  West A. K S M., A. J. Colqnhomi, M.' I. >'  Mouckton 1< C. S. A. Dick, Captain Morris),'  and A M��� Bueke. It was decided to affiliate  with the Canadian Mining Federation, also to  make arrangements for a grand rally and bauoiiei  m Vancouver next January. -The'Association  which aims to be representative of the minium  engineers and mine owners of British (Jolumbi.  has upwards ot 80 members, all of whom are m<  or standing in Hie profession. .  leu  Reception.  Mr. and Mrs.  J.  C.  Bolander will  receive their friends at their residence  corner of Union and Seventh streets  on Tuesday evening,* June' '20th,   between 7 and 9 o'clock,  i--  T"--��- ' 2  THE   LEDGE.  Fourth  Year.  A BATHING ADYESTUl-E IN JAPAN.  A. when a youth was well brought up,  And piously inclined,  With a healthy constitution  And well-regulated mind.  ' But in all his life's vicissitudes  Hehodhotlearhed.jperhaps;  That what was wrong in England  Was.right among the Japs.  For tlie Japs regard stark nakedness :  In a most indifferent way;  Nor pay thej' court or homage to  Great Mrs. Grundy's sway. ..'.���  Now A. had travelled far one day,  And he felt exceeding tired,  A nd a bath to make him fresh and 'trim  He very much desired.  fl   So he ordered one in Japanese,  And a mighty time he took,  For he had to hunt the phrasce  From his wcll-bethumbed phrase-book.  At last his servant understood,  And here it will be proper  To mention that a bath out here ,.  Is very like a copper.  And that the water's heated up  Directly by a fire,  And not by taps Of hot and cold  To turn as you desire. -  Well, A. has reached his bath-room,  He has cast aside his clothes,  He-has stept up to the cauldron,  And just inserts his toes. '  But thus far and no farther,   .  For a time our hero got,  And in fact he hesitated,  For the water felt too hot.  Then he heard light footsteps falling,   y  And the soft voice of a maid.  And the footsteps kept advancing,  And our hero was'afraid.  But surely with the door fast locked  And bolted to make sure,-  As nafurally his door would be,  He might have felt secure;  But, being honest in Japan,  And used to curious scenes,  They quite dispense with doors and walls,  And are content with screens.  "Stop! Woh!" he cries in anguish���  . He forgets his Japanese���  Andat'-the maid advances, '������       ���  He plunges in his knees.  "Beoff! Be off!"he shouted,  "Get out of this!" he cried,  And he plunged in all his shoulders,  As the screens were pushed aside..",;.  The maiden gazed in wonder,  And could not imagine why  The gentleman kept crying out,  For what could make him cry?  ���-���������-���-.-���--So'she called her little sister,  Her mother came likewise;  A neighbor and ah aunt or two  All gazed in much surprise.  And one approaching nearer  Made uj) the charcoal'fire,  In spite. Of all his efforts,  To induce her to retire.  .For now the heat was awful,  And through the blithering steam  The faces of the ladies  Seemed like a hideous dream.  And next becoming frantic,  In that overwhelming heat,  ���He fancied they wcre-cannibals..  Just waiting for their meat  And rendered desperate by despair,  He suddenly arose.  . And leapt from out that fatal bath,    .  And rushed towards his clothes. .  ^ ���  But no, two maidens seized two towels,  And, to make the story worse, '  'They treated him just like a babe  Is'treated by liis nurse. ' ..   .  For, without so much as blushing.  They quickly rubbed him dry;  ���They did it as their duty;  With their mother standing by.  Comparisons are odious,  Particularly when  .Comparisons are not inclined  To favor Englishmen.  ;Btit. though the Japs have many faults  Which might be quickly named,  'Tis greatly to their credit, -  They're too honest to lie shamed.  -J. C. Harris.  Drilling Fifteen Years.  ���At Tuna, a few miles below Bradford, Pa., says  'a correspondent to the Bradford Gazette, is a well  ..thai has been drilling for nearly iiftcen years.   It  is owned by an eccentric-individual hy the name  of Mike Miller, and has already cost a small fortune.   .Miller is in reality a farmer, but a large  pai t of liis time is occupied in scraping together a  lew more dollars to punch his "oil well" deeper  into the bowels of the earth    During these many  years he has spent all his earnings in drilling this  'deep well, with the idea thatsomwhere in the hid-  ,den depths discovering a lake of the oleaginous  fluid which wil make him suddenly, and inde-  neudentlv wealthy.   So much has been said and  written about Miller's wild venture that of. late  years he has been the subject of more or less  public ridicule, and the subject of Mr. Miller's  well is not at all a pleasant one to Mrs. Miller.   In  fact, Mrs. Mil lei  dollars sink ou  mention of tlu  her.  The farim-rV  }r has seen so many hard  t of sight iu that well that th  subject has be  hard earned  .....    ;e very  oim.: distasteful to  ������11  i-  lliW  d..\vn about  -.100 f"ct-  and drilling is still goingon.   Most of the work  has been, done by Mi.llerriiiinself, assisted by a  hired man.   Recently he'disposed of part of liis  farm for oil  purposes, and  the  money thus acquired explains  the  resumption  of operations.  The well is now in a black sand, and has a show  ���ing'of-oil, which is of a very pcculiarjcolor, almosi  ���a ipurple,'. It is understood that Mr. Miller has ^  decided to drill a little further, and after shooting.i  the well put it to pumping.   If���'it proves a paying I  producer, it has been suggested that the peculiar  formation be called the Miller sand.  Not far from the Miller well Dr. E. A. Van Scoy  has recently completed a Well that started off at  the rate of twenty-live barrels a day.  ' 'i   ���   ' iUI ti ���   The Loneliest Little Isle.  Away out in the South Atlantic, almost midway  bet/reen Africa and South America and in a  slightly higher latitude than the Cape of Good  Hope, lies the loneliest isle in ������ the.world. Tristan  da Cunha is seven miles "across, and but'little  more than an extinct volcano. Nevertheless, it-  has a population of sixteen families, ninety-four  persons all told. It has neither doctor, minister,  lawyer'nor; editor. Its people live as best they,  can among the hills and along the narrow strip of  irregular plain that constitute the island.  An English corpor; 1, bearing the transparent  name of Glass, and t\\ o companions formed the  nucleus of the settlement. Once a year it realizes  the fact that there are other persons in the world,  because just that often a British war ship pays'  the island a visit and delivers the annual mail.  The oldest inhabitant acts as Governov, property  is practically held in common, there is no .strong'  drink and no crime, and the people are healthy  and long lived. ��� ,    ;  The inhabitants bf the island have their gardens  to cultivate, where they rear a good quantity of  vegetables, such as potatoes, cabbages, onions,  and some fruits. They also have their cattle aiid  sheep to tend, of which | they own eight hundred.  There are pigs and plenty of geese land poultry.  The occasional visit of the war ship referred to  offers the only market for the produce of the dairy  and the poultry.yard. Arcadian simplie ���__. |i,night-  be expected from such a people,.but, on the con  traiy, they_look'upon the visit of a man-of-war as  a grand chance for making much out of a stranger. Unless a sharp lookout is kept, the unsophisticated .islanders will send to the war ship all the  oldest' and itoughest geese they have, which are  generally uneatable. :  Ladies go to Miss 'Cameron- for dressmaking. Work guaranteed. ���'-'��� At F.  By man's; Sixth St., . ".. f ���  A carload of Sash and Doors and  one of Oats and Feed at Bourne Bros;  The  Having purchased R; S. Wilson's interest  the Slocan Tailoring _3usiness, arid  ������removed to'tlie������  One door east of the Pos-office,  with a first-class line of  in. Scotch and Canadian Tweeds;  English, German arid French  Worsteds; and also a large variety  of Serges, Worsteds, Venetians,  Trouserings, Etc., I will offer to my  customers special bargains in  Suits   $20 UD Pants$6 UD  ranging irom  > *        from     ' *  Any orders you may favor me with  shall have my best attention a.nd .  shall be much esteemed. ' Satisfaction guaranteed.     Only  first-class  workmen employed.  M. A. WILSON,  Xew Denver, B.C. Merchant Tailor.  OTEL  Dining Room and Bar. First-  class in every respect. Rooms  well furnished. Trail open to  Ten and Twelve Mile creeks.  Pack and Saddle Animals to hire.  ALLEN & CORY, Proprietors.  Vevey, Slocan Lake, B.C.  e  e   -s_.  dtirrisb  vfcw    wvm  SLOCAN   CITY  and   TEN   MILE.  A full line-of Prospectors' and Miners  Supplies at Ten Mile Store.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00    .  ; Reserved fund    :    :     6,000,000. GO  - -,fc Undivided profits :' ���'.':     859,098.4Q  Sir Donald A. Smith, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G-. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E.S.Clouston, General Manager, '  "A. Macnider, Chief Inspector &Supt/ of Branches.  A. B. Buchanan, Inspector of Branch return?;  W. S. Clouston,  Assistant Inspector.  James Aird, Secretary.  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the. United States.  New Denver Branch    ���  A general banking business transacted  New  New Denvej% B.C.  yls situated on the banks of the beautiful Slocan Lake, and guests can sit upon  the balcony and gaze upon the grandest scenery in America without extra charge  The fire escape system is excellent. The rooms are airy and decorated .with |the  latest results of the wallpaper art. The exterior of the hotel is painted in colors  that harmonize with the idealistic scenery. The Dining Room is always provided with food that is tasty, digestible and satisfying to the innei economy of  man. The Bar is replete with the most modern, as well as ancient brands of  nerve producers. ;  Groldbugs, 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      y  make for the Newmarket when you reach the Slocan metropolis and do not for  get the Landlord's namej,;  it is  ���f';:Ay ���������:.[ Henry;  WM: 'B.E'N'IMISON,,  JNO. COVER,  H. E.  COVER.  Branches-1-  Everett, Wash; , ��  3D Upper Brook St., London,  Members of the Rossi a n d Stock E xcl i an go  and Board of Trade.. "    ~  Cable Address���"BEN_fisoN."  Moreing and Neal,  Clough's (new and old),  ���      Bedford-McNeill,  ,a'iid A BCCode,  3 ROSSLAND, B.0  DEALERS IN  AND  E solicit correspondence with parties having  meritorious mining properties for sale, and  beg to say that,we-have connections in the  principal cities of Canada, England and the United  States, and are in daily receipt of inquiries for  developed mines and promising prospects.  In active mining* operations arid reduction of ores,  and a knowledge of the different mining districts of  B.C. enables us to furnish reliable and competent  information pertaining to mines and mining matters.  References given.  Dealers in  _TV  9  Miners' Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  &  a <*���_?_. *^l^*53__3333S_��3____^  :-��_Y:_____U_al_M  Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  3  /'  SUNSHINE.  I never like to see a  man  a   'rastlin' with the  dumps  'Cause in the game of life he doesn't always catch  the "trumps;  But I can always cotton to a free and easy cuss,  As takes his dose, and thanks the Lord it isn't  any wuss.  There ain't no use 6' kickin and swear in' at your  ���luck' .'.������.-.''���  Yer can't correct the troubles more'n you can  drown a duck,  Remember * when beneath the load your sufferln'  head is bowed,  That God'U sprinkle sunshine in the trail of every  cloud.  If you should see a fellow-man with trouble's ffag  unfurled,  And lookin' like he dida't have a friend in all the  wold,  Go up and slap him on the back, and holler,"How  d'ybu do,"  And grasp his hand so warm, he'll know he has a  friend hi* you.  Then ax him what's a hurtin' him, and laugh his  cares away,  And tell him that the darkest night i* just afore  the day.  Don't talk in graveyard palaver* but say. it right  out loud,  That God.ll sprinkle sunshine in the trail of every  cloud.  This world at best is but a hash of pleasure and of  pain,  Some days are bright and sunny, and some are  sloshed with ram.  And that's just how it ought to be, for when the  clouds roll by,  We'll know how to 'preciate a bright and smilin'  :-". -"'sky.'-. '���'.-  So learn to take it as it comes, and don't sweat at  the pores /  Because the Lord,s opinion doesn't coincide with  ' "������ ..yours;-..!��� :���"-."���:��� -.'.'-���������  But always keep rememberin', when cares your  path enshroud f  That God has lots of sunshine to spill behind the  cloud.  ���Captain Jack Crawford.  �����������wmnatja  RASHDALL,  Notary Public.  A, E. FAUQUIER.  is everything in the 1 ine  of Kestaurant and Bar  Silverware. We handle  only the celebrated  Rodger Bros'  1847  Knives, Forks, Spoons,  Ladles, Bar Spoons,  Lemon Knives, etc.  Special rates on all  such orders. See our  latest and . most artistic  designs of jewelry.  R^SMD^l^y & FAUQU i ER  NEW DENVER, B.C.  CORRESPONDENCE  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,  SOLD AND BONDED.  ���INVITED-���  Complete lists ofjclaims for sale.    Abstracts of claims, conveyancing.  The  Is one of the Best and Aged Cafes  iu the'  Silvery Slocan.  LIFE   UNDER   PRESSURE.  It may surprise the general public to learn that  for three years 'hundreds of workmen have been  living in compressed air, each carrying a hundred  weight of-air to every square inch of his body,  while w��, on the surface, have borne but fifteen  pounds to the square Inch. This has occurred in  th .-making of the tunnel beneath the Thames at  Blackwell, which is described by Mr. J. M. Bulloch, In a vivid article oh the subject in the Engi  lish Illustrated Magazine for January, as the  greatest feat in subaqueous engineering.  You may understand the process better, he says.  ide into the comnressec  compressed  myself  :boots and  like an old  I sallied forth  If I describe a journey I ma  air.   Havin   *         with a  leather  fashioned ipirate���my guides and  irom Kent and itrudged along the entire passage  through mud and mire, noticing, en route, an  army of men engaged on all sorts of work.  Along the roof ran a line of electric lights,  while in the dark corners the men used pink  colored eandles. A little north of shaft 2, in which  a lift was tearing up and down, taking the excavated soil to the.surface, we came on a twelve  feet brick harricadei Tvliich effectually corked up  the compressed air, andi which, of course, had  been _rk>ved several times as the work proceeded.  Through this barricade rah two narrow passages, about the height of an ordinary man.  These were the airlocks^ A little air tight door,  just like the door of a safe.;opened���the air, of  course, being let out in the process���and we entered. The door was closed after us, and we were  left some minutes hi the lock to become acelimi-  tized to the new atmospheric conditions of tlie  tunnel beyondr To this end certain valves were  turned on, and the compressed air from the inner  tunnel poured in with the deafening roar of a.  steam nozzle.  A CURIOUS PANTOMIME.  Then followed a curious little pantomime. My!  guides, holding their noses between their fingers j  began swallowing vigorously, and signalled me  to follow their example, speech being almost impossible, as sound depends so much on atmosphere.1  I felt a cricking in the drum of my ear, and little  wonder," for the six" thousand cubic feet of air  which was being pumped in every minute was  curving the membrane inward, so thai I had to  swallow in order to clear the Eustachian tube and  get ;the pressure on each side of the tympanum  equal.  Then I began to feel distinctly exhilarated.  The increased amount of oxygen pumped in was  intoxicating me a trifle.  The journey.along the tunnel had been a little  tiring, but now! felt sprightly. Here was the  secret of youth; here was a practical demonstra-  stration of Jekyll and Hy deism. But at what an  expense! :  I was living ever so much quicker thtm the  man at the surface above. Everything was living  quicker. My cigar burned to ashes with the rapidity of a cigarette.  "bourne   '  BROS.,  DE/ LERS IN  GENERAL  erchandise;  MINERS'  SUPPLIES,  DOORS, SASH,  OATSrBRAN,   LTC.  NEW  B.C  IN NEW DENVER,  It was in operation when  AMOS THOMPSON, W. D. MITCHELL  Manager. Secretary.  r. b. Thompson, Notary Public  Was turned against the: country, and, now that the  gloom of the Argonaut days has disappeared, it looms  up brighter than ever as  .. , . k pl^ei^ere any  . . . .appetite can be satiated.  COME EARLY AND AVOID THE RUSH.  Jacdbson & Co.  for  NEW DENVER, B.C.  Mines and Mining Properties  sale.   Abstracts,   &c   .  Correspondence solicited.  Agents for Phcenix Insurance Co.  of London, Eng".  The new addition to the������  LELAND  HOUSE  Makes it one of the Largest and most  Comfortable Hotels in Kootenay.  MRS. D. A. McDougald.  _sr^j_-_TJS_?,       -      -       _ao.  D.tameroR  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Fiiriilsii Clothing'  ���: in the: ���  ���/.':-   Latest Style  ���: of the :���  Tailors A_*t.  shops at TffR.EEFOT..KRfc SANDON  Tie ProsDGctors5  Biandon, B. C,  Assay Price List:  Gold, Silver, or Lead, each  ���       $1.50  When the proeess of acclimitization was complete we emerged from the safelike door at the  opposite end of this marvellous chamber of youth,  to find ourselves in the section ot the tunnel  ���-which" was worked under compressed air.  Thatjpreserited'^a sh-ange, unearthly appearance. Black darknesg all around, save for the  line of electric lights running along the roof; a  strange, deathly chilh __ touch of clamminess infecting every Hung. Oar voices piped shrill and  strange and ghostly.  A long Caravan of mud laden trolleys from the  shield were running clown on rails to be emptied!  on the other side of the barricade, and here and '  there the shadowy figures of the mud-splashed  workers were just visible. Three hundred feet  further on we came to the shield, woxkiiig as I  have described.  In that little journey from the barricade to the  shield one saw in exaggerated operation a series  of physical laws that ordinarily escapes one's attention���acoustics, pneumatics, hydraulics���in  short, the entire range of pbysica.  Gold, Silver and Lead, combined.  Gold and Silver ���   Silver and Lead   Copper (by Electrolysis) ���  Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead..  Gold and Copper   Silver and Copper   Gold, Silver and Copper   Platinum ���    Mereury���   Iron or Manganese.   Lime, Magnesium, Barium, Silica,  phur, each.   Bismuth, Tin, Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony,  Zinc, and Arsenic, each ...."..  Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash,  and percentage of Coke, if Coking  Coal)!?....... ?.  Sui-  3 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  4 00  2 50  2 50  3 00  5 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  4 00  HAMILTON,  rocers  Agents for B.C. Sugar Refinery and  Royal City Planing Mills.  New Denver.  TOBACCONIST,  NEWSDEALER,  and STATIONER,  Tjerius: '.Cash With Sample.  June 20th. J8a5.  01    Imported and Domestic Cigars, To-  | baccoes, Fruits and Confectionery.  FRANK   DICK, Don't overlook Wilson s Hotel when  A����ar_r aud Ai-tii'tat- you are in Slocan City.  inURNISHED ROOMS  TO LET.  By Day or Week.  Mrs. A. J. Murphy.  SIXTH STREET  A car load of Chatham wasrons  just  arrived   in   New  Bourne Bros.  Denver  has  for THE   LEDGE.  Fourth  Year.  Published every Thursday.  R.    T .    L O WER Y,    EDI TOR    A ND  FINANCIER.  ~~~       SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months .1.......... ..$ .75  Six "  1.25  Twelve "         ;................ .2.00  TI-llEH vs.vu   .................. ........ .. 5.00  r'ansient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent  insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we .will do the rest,  THURSDAY, JUNE 24,  1897.  OUR   NOBLE   GOVERNMENT.  The recent division of the Slocan  mining division ^by the  Provincial  Government, without consulting the  interests of those with most at stake,  is quite in keeping with their general   sfcjTle of doing business.   When  the boundaries of the Slocan City mining division became known, and it  was found that Ten Mile creek was  included   in it,  quite a number of  prominent Slocan, men wrote to the  Minister  of  Mines, Col.   Baker, and  pointed out to him the injustice to the  majority in   favor of the   minority.  Some of these writers have done more  to bring the Slocan before the world  than all other parties combined, yet  Col. Baker   would not even answer  their letters.   There ivas no occasion  to divide the Slocan.   In order to accommodate   the prospectors   a   sub  office'could have been established at  Slocan    City,   which   would    have  answered all purposes.    As it is the  country is put to additional expense  to please real estate boomers, : while  the mining men Of tlie Slocan- have  been forced to   increase the size of  ��� their lungs in order to curse in a more  forcible manner a Government that  should not be let run at large.   A  few more brilliant acts like the division we have just mentioned- and  some dime museum will be offering  Col. .Baker a position in the freak department  The Boundary Creel. Times brings  a no less serious charge���an even  more serious one, in the public nature  and extent of the wrong and injury  done���against the Provincial Secre-  taiy, Minister of Mines, etc, etc.:  "The military Minister of Mines,"  it says, "is ambitious to at least equal  the efforts of the Chief Commissioner  in sacrificing the general welfare in  the interest of the private speculator,  and, consequently, when unscrupulous townsite boomers undertake to  advertise the village of Grand Forks  as a mining centre, the Hon. the  Minister of Mines aids them in their  deception by creating a new mining  division of Grand Forks, and including therein several prominent camps  adjacent to Greenwood, and very  much more conveniently situated in  the matter of recording, to Midway.  If Col. Baker and the Grand Forks  townsite boomers are willing to lecirn  the lesson which experience has  taught,   they   would   know that no  that is surrounded by some beautiful  farms, some rich agricultural lands,  but is a long distance from mines"and  minerals. - The new regulations may  be eminently satisfactory to the residents of Grand Forks and the politicians who are interested in the  townsite, but the Minister of Mines  has purchased their hosannas very  dearly, since their accompanimoiit  will be the execrations of those who  have property in the camps that have  no more connection with Grand Forks  than has Alberni district with the re  corder's office at Nelson."  Indias by Lord Pigott. Its weight is  811 carats. It was sold by lottery in  1801 for the sum of $139,500. Later it  became the property of the Pache of  Egypt, who paid an equal sum tor it.  Robie, Denver's new merchant  tailor, is at present located next door  to Hoben's store, and guarantees  every thing made in his establishment to be O. K. or no sale.  F.  G. FAUQUIER,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Nakusp,. B.C.  J |{ E PALMER, C.E.  A female  Hospital.  cook  wan ted at Slocan  NIZAM   DIAMOND  STOLEN.  It is reported from Hyderabad that  the historic diamond which was sold  some time ago to the Nizam ot Hyderabad has been stolen and replaced  with an imitation of the stone, in paste.  It is believed that it was the intention  of the Nizam to present the diamond  to Her Majesty upon the occasion of  j her diamond jubilee. The Victoria,  'imperial, or Great/White Diamond,  the most celebrated diamond in the  possession of the Nizam Of Hyderabad,  and the largest brilliant in the world/  is probably the stone meant m this  dispatch. It was.sold to the Nizam  four or five years ago for over $1,500, -  OQC, after haying made a sensation  among the London dealers, who could  find no European customer forit;  The origin of the stone is not definitely known, but in all probability ifc  was stolen from the Kimberley mines  in 1884 by a dishonest inspector,    y  It weighs 180 carats, which makes  it theVsecorid largest cut diamond in  the wdrltlj and the largest brilliant,  as the Orloff diamond, belonging to  the Czar,* which alone is l_lrger^]being,  194| carats in weiglit, is ^  ant. The Koh-i-nor weighs only 1021  carats. ,    ��� ...  "���  The history of the Kohi-noor is  obscure. According to a Hindu  legend, it was worn by one Of the  heroes of the Indian epic poem the  Mahabharata, and it would therefore  have a history extending backward  over 4,000 years. Coming down to  later tinaes^ we- find it In possessibn ot  Vikramadiiya, Rajali of Ujayin, 56  B.C., from whom it passed to his suc-^  cessors, the Rajays ot Malwa and  latterly to the Sultans of Delhi, when  Malwa fell into their possession.  Queen Victoria now possesses it.  Another beautiful diamond is the  Empress Eugenie. It is cut as a  brilliant and weighs fifty-one carats,  A third famous diamond belonging  for some time tq France is the Saucy.  Its history is not quite certain. But  it is certain that it had many vicissitudes. According to the inventorv of-  1791, the Saucy weighed 33 12/16  carats. It is now in Russia, and is  valued at what M. Heiphen considers  an exaggerated price, $189,000.  The country that is richest in diamonds at present is Russia, Among  the large diamonds in Russia the  most remarkable is the Orlovv. It  weighs 193 carats. It has the form  of a half egg. It is one of the ornaments of the imperial sceptre. This  beautiful diamond was originally  from India. It formed for a century  and a half one of the eyes of the  famous idol of Serringham in the  temple of Rrahma. The other eye  was a diamond of the same size.  The crown diamonds of Brazil are  valued, at more than $18,600,000.  The marvel among the productions ol  Brazil is the Star of the South. This  extraordinary diamond was found in  1853 in the mines of Bogagan by a  poor negress. The rough diamond  weighed 257J carats. It :s of irreproachable purity, transparent, and  taking by refraction a lovely rose  tint.    The Star of the South was cut  The  S  PROVINCIAL LAND  and MINE SURVEYOR.  P.O. Box 214.  Sandon, B.C  The richest mineral section  of the wonderful  Kootenay  Has over 50  Shipping  nines.  I make a specialty of meritorious  SLOCAN      properties     for  mining companies forming.  Wet ore claims  from $1,000 up  GEO. H. SUCKLING,  Silverton, B.C.  GWILLIM & JOHNSON.  (McGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Slocan City,        -      -      -      -      -.    -  B  A     DRISCOLL, C. E.,  Dominion & Provincial  Land Surveyor.  Correspondence solicited.  QU. WOODWORTH,  M.A.,  LL.B.  NOTARY PUBLIC,  CONVEYANCER, Etc.,  MINES and REAL ESTATE  Slocan City, B.C.  W. S. DltEWRY"  __asIo,B.C.  H. T.Twigg  New Denver, B.C.  DREWRY& TWIGG ..  Dominion and Provincial Land .Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.       '  Tl/T    W. BRUNEI., M. D  Physician & Surgeon.  Sandon, B.C.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  An office of the Slocan Hospital has  been opened at Sandon under the  medical superintendence of DR.  P. H. POWERS. Subscribers on presentation of their orders or tickets at  the. Sandon office will receive medical  or surgical treatment and the neces-^  sary medicines free of charge.  All serious cases will be admitted  to the Hospital for treatment.  Miners in regular employ, subscribing through their payroll, can  secure all the privilege s of theabove.  For further information apply to���  J. E. Brouse, -M.D.,  New Denyer, B.C.  Calls from a distance promptly at-  ended to.  JJOWARD WEST,  Assoc. R SM, London, Eng  :..; MINING: ENGINEER-:, ''/ ���  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties   examined   and   reported on for  in  tending purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical  vueave, New Denver, BC.  Laboratory, Belle-  T)  R. A.S. MARSHALL.  Dentist.  ';'   Kaslo, B C   '���'  ;.;-: .'  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago  T.  ABRIEL  NAKUSP, B. C.  Having placed some new machinery  in our Mill, we are prepared to fur.  nish all kinds of rough and dressed  and Shingles  9X Jl���6  LIST:  wire pulling on behalf of those  who  unfortunately have the ear of a spineless Administration, or no regulations" at Amsterdam b\^ M, Coster,  on the part of that Government, can i    Another well-known diamond is the  make a mining fc-��wn out. of  a hamlet. Pigott, which was  brought from the  PRICE  Rough Lumber, narrow, .  "        wide.  Joist and Scantling, sized up to  18 feet long,  8' to 24 '  24 'to 30'  Flooring, T & G, 6 "  V jcint Ceiliiiir, J  "Rustic,  Shiplap,  Surfaced Dressed,  A liberal  rices  $10 00  $11 00 to   12 ..  11 ..  12 ..  13 ..  20 ..  22 ..  22 ..  19 ..  U ..  13 ..  REAL ESTATE,.  MINES and INSURANCE,  Special attention paid to properties  on Cariboo Creek,  THE SILVERTON MINER'S UNION  -1- ' No. 71,  "W.   IT",  .___!���.  Meets every Saturday night.'  Hcount on large orders for Cash,  PETER GENEI,LE & Co  C   McNICHOLLS,   President  .-CHAS.  BRAND-,.Secretary.  TKJ- PELLEW HARVEY, P.aS-,---.  '    ASSAY OFFICES  and Chemical Laboratory.  Established 1890. Vancouver, B.C  For several years with Vivian & Sons,  Swansea, and local representative for them.  For 5 years manager for the assayers to the  Rio Tinto Company, London.  Canadian representative of the Cassel Gold  Extracting Co., Ltd., Glasgow. [Cyanide Process.]  All work personally superintended. Only  competent rn en em ployed.   No pupils received. -__B_tSSWSS__!_!9BS__3_a__t__K__a��c___>  Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  UNREST.  Ye have tied me down to the desk and the pen,  The hurrying pen all day;  But my heart is in the tents of the men,  Who are roving far away.  I picture it all, and my blood is stirred.  As by unknown lakes they go���  The ring of the axe,and the leader's word  Where the stubhorn forests grow.  In the tepts of the roving men  ing life,  Heredity.  People who aie Interested in tracing inherited  tendenies will Iind food for argument in the notes  pn Charlotte,Emily and, Anne Bronte's grandfather, given by Dr. Wright. This Hugh Bronte,  an uneducated Ulsterman of good brain, was a  novelist by nature.   As he sat at night keeping  up a, fire iii his corn kiln he would relate to a  crowd of neighbors imaginary stories so tragic  that his hearers would be afraid to go home  through the darkness. Tliey would lie on the dat  chaff round the kiln all night; and were ready  when the next story-telling evening came to listen  ���to tales equally terrifying.. However grewsdme  these stories might be, they, always ended with an  excellent moral. It was not until late in life that  Hugh Bronte learned to read; and always after  that, when alone at his kiln,he read with his book  upon his knee by the light of' the fire. Patrick  Bronte is said to.have had much of his father's  story-telling power, and his young daughters  have beeii described by their friend* Miss Mussy,  as sitting spellbound around him as he told the  thrilling stories which Emily at least afteward utilised in her writings. ' :  The incessant and excessive rains  of last week did much da mage to the  Ten Mile wagon road. It will take  some weeks and a couple of thousand  dollars to fix it up. The Enterprise  people have already spent over $10CG  in repairs this spring on the road;,  The C.P.R. lias notified the steain  ersW. Hunter and Denver that in  future wharfage must be paid   for  lying alongside their docks on the  lake.  Claim jumping has already set in  among the 100 odd men on the head  waters of Kokanee.  A number of the men in the Enterprise mine, on Ten Mile are to build  residences in the valley and move  their families thither.  Uncle Peter's Recipes.  1���To keep your feet dry on a rainy day:���  Stand on your head.  ���2���The best way to mind a baby:���Do everything he tells you to. J  _���The safest way to gather chesnutsi-^-Take a  pair of.scissors and cut .them out of  the  comic  ��� papers.  '       a y,     ���������.������"������# ..���'-.,  4���How to get soda water or candy for nothing:  ���Persuade somebody else to buyit for you.  5���How to make a dollar go a long ways:���Put  itin an envelope  addressed  to  someone in   the  'Sandwich Islands:a_idmailit. ;  6���How to go. West with no expense whatever:  -���Turn your back to the East and walk -straight  .ahead.  7���To avoid stammering, whispering, and im-  pudeilee:���Don't talk.  8~To avoid swallowing watermelon seeds and  ���cherry stones:���Eat no fruit but bananas Or  apples.  9���To learn to dance in one lesson:���Walk on  the hot sand at the senshor-e at midday and midsummer barefooted.  10���The surest method of 'remembering dates:���  Fix them firmly in your mind, and don't forget  them. ,;  All .children following these rules, which are the  a*esult of many years of experience on Uncle' Peter's part, will fincTthat they can accomplish the  special objects for which the _*ules are made with-  .out any added effort,���Harpor's Bazar.  Waiter���Gent at third table wants  a hot roll,  Cook-^Hot roll? He must think  we have money to burn.���Cincinnati  Enquirer;  &CO.,  Manufacturers  and Importers of  FURNITUR  Fine upholstering a Specialty.    Un  dertakirtg and Embalming.  Opp. Slocan Hospital, New Denyer.  THE   STEA MEK,  Will leave NEW DENVER, every  afternoon upon arrival of train  from Sandon,  FOR SILVERTON,  SLOCAN CITY and ALL  . ���INTERMEDIATE POINTS.  Will leave SLOCAN CITY at 7 a.m.  every morning except Sunday  SLU& SLOCA  TIME CARD No. 1.  Tents of various  kinds for  T.H. Hoben's.  sale a  A carload  Bourne Bros.  groceries just in a.  TRAINS  EACH   DAY. ^ EACH  - Between -  Trail and  Rossland  On the-^  DAY.  There Are Otl_er__  A man strolled into a fashionable church before  \the service began. The sexton followed him up,  .and tapping him on the shoulder and pointing to  a. small cur that bad followed him into the sacred  .edifice, said:  "Dogs are not admitted."  "That's not my dog," replied the^visitor.  "But he follows you;",  "Wellso do you." &>  The sexton growled and immediately: removed  ithe dog with .unnecessary violence.���Ex.  Run Made in one Hour.  No. 6 Leaves Rosslaud at 7 a.m.; Connects in  the morning with Steamer at Trail.  No. 3 Leaves Trail at 8:15 a.m.; Connects at  Rossland with Red Mountain train for  Spokane.   ���  No. 2 Leaves Rossland at 1:00 p.m.; Connects  with C_P.R. main line Steamers for-the  north ot Trail.  No. 1 Leaves Trail at 2:30 p.m.; Connects with  C.P.R. main line Steames from the north  at Trail.  No. 4 Leaves Rossland at 4:20 p.m.; Connects  with Red Mountain train from Spokane at  Rossland.  No. 5 Leaves Trail at 5:45 p.m.; Connects with  Steamer Lytton at Trail.  F. P. GUTELIUS, Gen'ISupt.  Trail, B.C., June 4,1897.  Whenin SLOCAN CITY be sure and  ���t���call at������  iTEL SL  Best service in town.  C. M. MONAHAN.  IN EFFECT WEOOV. 25, 1895  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Leave'8 00 A.M.   Kaslo Arrive, 3 50 P.M  .���;,������"   8 30 '���     "South Fork. "       3 15 "  "   9 3(5 '"       Sproule's "       2 15 "  "   9 51 "      Whitewater "2 00 "  "10 03 "Bear Lake ." /   1.48 ,"  " 10 18 "       McGuigan "       1 33 ������"  " 10 30 "      Bailey's "      1 21 "  "10 38 "Junction "      1 12 "  Arr. 10 50 "      San don Leave 1 00 "  For rates and information apply at  Company's Offices.  ROBT. IRVING,        R. W. BRYaN,  Traffic Mngr. y Supt. and Ass't Trras  Sitfai Fai_ i Wm  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red Motiiitam  RAILWAYS  Powder carried only on Fridays.  Time Table subject to change without notice.  ' . S.T.N. CO.. Ltd.,  June ,1,1897.  ' O. L. ESTABROOK, Master.  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  &TRADINCCO.,  LTD.  Strs Internatioiial anfl AHerta  On Kootenay Lake and R*ver.  The only all rail route without change  fears between NelsOn and Rossland  nd Spokane and Rossland.  Only Route to Trail Creek  and Mineral District of the  Colville Reservation, Nelson, Kaslo,   Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Daily, Except Sunday.  Leave. AriUve.  NELSON        6:00p.m,  ROSSLAND      3:40   "  SPOKANE      6:00 p.m.  Close connection with Steamers for Kaslo and  all Kootenay lake points. ���  Passengers for Kettle  River and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with stage daily.  ~~    RAT HERN,  Je"weler  KASLO CITY,       ~      -      -'    B.C  Time Card in Effect May lGth. 1897.   Daily  Except Sunday. Subject to Change without notice  Close connection at Five Mile Point with all  passengei trains of the N.& F.S.R.R. to and from  Northport, Rossland and Spokane.  Through   tickets sold at Lowest Rates and  Baggage checked to all United States Points.  Lv. Kaslo for Nelson and way points. 5:80 a.m  Ar. Northport 12:15 p.m.; Rossland 3:40 p  m.; Spokane, 6 p.m.  Lv. Nelson for Kaslo and way points, 5 p.m.  Lv. Spokane 8 a.m.; Rossland, 10:20 a.m.,-  Northport, l:50.a.m.  8:10 a.m.  10:00"  8:00 a.m.  NEW SERVICE ON KOOTENAY LAKE  Lv. Nelson for Kaslo, etc, Tues., Wed., Thurs.;  Fri., Sat.; 9:30 a.m.   Ar. Kaslo, 12:30, p.m.  Lv. Kaslo for Nelson, etc., Mon., Tues., Wed.,  Thurs., Fri.; 5 p.m.   Ar. Nelson, 9 p.m.  BONNER'S FERRY and KOOTENAY RIVER  SERVICE.  Lv. Kaslo, Sat., 11 p.m.; Ar. Boundary, Sun.  7 a.m.; A.t: Bonner's Ferry, Sun., 11.30 a.m  Lv. Bonner's Ferry, Sun., 1 p.m.; Ar. Bound  ary, Sun., 5 p.m.; Ar. Kaslo, Sun., 10 p.m.  Close connecton at Bonner's Ferry with  trains East bound, leaving Spokane 7.40 a.m.,"  and West bound, arriving Spokane 7 p.m.  GEORGE   ALEXANDER, Gen'l Mgr  Head Office at Kaslo, B.C.  Kaslo. B C, May. 15,1897  PACIFIC  The Quickest  and  Cheapest Route  East  \;  or  West.'  S^L'W   MILL  ^Opposite New Den ver, is now 'in, operation.       Orders promptly filled.  Address letters to New Denver.  TINSMITH AND PLUMBER,  Oa.lv..a;nzed Iron  Job^  Air Pipe.       Metal Roofing and ali  kinds of M.inj.ng and  k.        .Slocan Avenue, next to Denver House.  The only Practical Watchmaker in the Kootenay District. Orders by mail -eceive promp  attention.  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  SHEER AN & O'RAY,  Freight and Transfer Stables.  Pack train and Saddles in connection. All work done with despatch  at moderate charges.  T IFE   INSURANCE.  The Ontario Mutual of Waterloo, Ont.,  oilers a popular policy at moderate rates.  Protection for your family.  ' Provision for your own old nge  And a profitable investment.  The Ontario Mutual Life���27-th year.  Assets ?3,40_,908.  Full information by application to  W. D. MITCHELL. Asrent.    New Den-dr. B.C  Steamer leaves Nakusp every  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 Passen ger Age n t,  Vancouvei  -:THE:-  cGuigan House.  McGUIGAN, B.C.  Best house in the City.  Good accomodation Cor the  oscillating public.  BONGARD & PEICKART. 6  THE    LEDGE.  Fourth Year.  "DIXIE.''  I wish I was in the land oh cotton,  Old times dar am not forgotten ;  Look away, look away, look away to Dixie  In Dixie land whar I was born in,  Early on one frosty mornin',  land  Look a wav, look away, look away to Dixie  Deii I wish I was in Dixie,  Hooray! hooray!  land.  specimens fdrthree months bjT giving them a  slave for an hour or two a day to clean and feed  them; under these conditions they remained in  perfect health, while hut for the slave they would  have perished in two or thi^e days.-^-Current Literature.   ��� ���. \ ���. . "-������'  Character in Walking.  'Iii Dixie land 1,11 took my stand,   -,'������'  To lib an'die in Dixie.  Away' away, away down south in Dixie;  Away, away, away down south in Dixie.  Old missus marry "Will de weaber,"  William was a gay deeeaber: o  Look away. etc.  But when he put his arms around 'r,  , He smiled as tierce as a forty-pounder;  Look away, etc.  Den I wish I was in Dixie, etc.  His face was sharp as a butcher's cleaber,  But that did not seem to greab 'er;  Look away, etc.  Old missus acted the foolish part,  And died for the man who broke her heart;  Look away, etc,  Den 11 wish I was in Dixie, etc.  Now here's a health to the next old missus.  And all de galls dat want to kiss us;  Look away, etc.  But if you want to drive away sorrow,  Come and hear dis nig to-morrow;  Look away, etc.  Den I wish I was in Dixie, etc.  Dars buckwheat cakes and Injen batter,  Makes you fat or a little fatter;  Look away, etc.     -g'  Den hoe it down and scratch your grabble,  To/Dixie's land I,m bound to trabble;  Look away, etc.  Den I wish I was in Dixie, etc.  ���Memphis Commercial.  BARNEY   BARNATO.  The late Barney Barnato was in many respects  the most remarkable speculator  of the century.  Of all the Englishmen who have taken part in  the development of South Africa, two only have  secured a world-wide reputation.   These have  been  Cecil  Rhodes  and �������� Barney "Isaacs, more  often and less respectfully styled "Barney" Barnato. Barnato was an assumed name, a sort of  stage name, for he began his life in South Africa  hy exhibiting a trick donkey about 35 years ago.  He was then about 20 years old. Barnato was an  English Jew and illustrated in an extraordinary  way the financial genius of his race. Up to the  point where his fortunes began to increase he  made money by leaps and bounds, and in 1895  when his good fortune was at its zenith, it was  estimated thet ht. controlled interests worth in the  neighborhood of ��100,000,000. It was the fashion  to call him J.the richest man in the world; at that  time ihe was virtually the king of the London  market. In the Autumn of 1896, when the boom  in "Kaffirs," the shares of the comparatively new  gold mines of the Transvaal, was at its height,  every man, woman and child In London with  money to invest, invested it in "Kaffirs." The  craze was the most recent of those financial fevers  which periodically attacks conservative England,  the "South Sea Bubble," having been the first.  For months it was the' controlling passion in  London, bi.t it was scsrceylis ramp nt in Paris  and Berlin. Tne shares went to unheard of  figures ;and fortunes were made in a day. The  centre of this tremendous financial outburst was  "Barney" Barnato, and he was conservatively  estimated at that time as worth one hundred and  one hundred and fifty millions of dollars.   Among  his assets was a bank originally capitalised at ���'.12.-  000,000. In a very few months its capital stock  rose in value to $45,000,000.  Barnato was born in London, but little is known  as to his early life, except that he received his instruction from a private tutor iustead of attending  the public schools. He was a younger son and at  the age of 20 went to South Africa, then a much  more savage territory than it is now, and but  scantily populated by Englishmen or persons of  English descent, to seek his fortune. The Kim-  berly diamond mine was just beginning to be productive. With his few pounds of cash he began  dealing in diamonds in a small way. He was  "lever and^pushing. Everything he touched he  made successful. In five years he earned enough  in tne retail sale of diamonds to purchase shares  in the j mines from wldch his merchandise had  come. Before another five years had elapsed his  holdings at Kimberley had become very large  aiid when the Transvaal gold fields were discovered he had profits to invest in them. In 1886  Bamato was a definite money power in South  A frica and Ibegan to be spoken of as the rival of  Cecil Rhodes. Unlike in temperment and even  more unlike in personal ambition, the two men  started in to be hot opponents, but in 1886 they  reached the conclusion simultaneously that their  representative interests could be best promoted by  combining forces, and the De Beers Consolidated  Mines were the result, one of the most valuable  pieces of property of its kind in the world.  While in Africa "Barney" married and had three  children, two sons and a daughter.  Next to Man in Intelligence.  Sir John Lubbock makes the remarkable statement that ''when we consider the habits of ants,  their social organisation, iheir large communities  and elaborate habitations; their roadways, their  possessions!of domestic animals, and even, in  some cases, of slaves, it must be admitted that  they have a fair claim to rank next to man in the  scale of intelligence. . -  There are several species of ants that keep  slaves, and one variety, the Polyergus rufescens,  is almost entirely dependent upon them. Huber  says that if this species was kept alone in a box it  would soon die of starvation even if supplied with  food.  Sir Jnhn Lubbock pays: " T hav��*.kept insolatcd  To a certain extent one' character may he read;  from one's walk.  Quick steps are said to be indicative of energy  aiid agitation.  Tip-toe walking S3Tmbolises curiosity and discretion.  Turned-in toes ore often possessed by pre-occu  pied absent-minded persons.  The miser's walk is noiseless, with short, nervous steps.  Slow steps whether long or short, suggest a gentle and reflective state of mind.  The proud step is slow and measured;   the toes  are conspicuously turned out; the legs straighten  .ed. ���..-'.���  Where a revengeful purpose is hidden under a  feigned smile, the step will be slinking and noiseless. i   - '  Wavering steps betray uncertainty, hesitation  and indecision.  Obstinate people rest the feet flatly and firmly  on the ground, walk heavily and slowly, and  stand with the legs firmly planted and a good  way apart.  ONEOFEA0H.  Nails,Ore Sacks, Coal, Hardware^y Canned Goods,  Iron and Steel, Hay, Green Vegetables, Oats,  Groceries, besides the many smaller Jots coming in  daily.   Weinvite you all.   Low prices for cash.  THREE FORKS ";W'M.'  HUNTER &  CO.,      SILVERTON  oaoibswwoN  .^-v-  AI.LEGED   HUMOR.  Reporter-It is said that yourself and your com-  rad O'Hoggarty were calm and collected after the  dynamite explosion at the quary ?  MeLuberty���Willi, it wor loike this. Oi.fwor.'  calm, and O'TIoggarty wor collicted.  Your pastor looks worn out.  Yes; a minister's life is not what it used to be  He has to get up a five o'clock on Sunday morning  and read the newspa,pers to get his text.  Me b'y talked w'in he war two wakes old.  That's nothing. The bible says Job cursed the  day he was born.  Cows were once used for money.  Well, I don't believe people had much money  in their pockets in those days.  A little girl hearing that her mother was going  into half-mourning, wished to know if any of her  relatives were hall dead.  Teilor (to mother who'is having a suit made for  her boy)���Do you want the shoulders padded ?  Little Boy���No,' mamma; tell him to pad the  pants.  L Ittle Bess (who is so m u ch ace ustomed to see  baby creep that she thinks it is his normal mode  of traveling)���Oh, mamma,:coh_e quick! Baby is  standing on his hind legs.  -Tiiis   fcTew House,-  With the old name, is well equipped to accomodate a large number of Guests.   The building i��  plastered and the rooms are unsurpasecl for comfort in the Slocan, while in'the  Dining Room can be found the best food in the market.  _^033-3_=^T   OXJ_ST2SriNO  -Proprietor*  The Clifton House,  On the Iron Ranges.  Sandon.  .- ���������.-.���'  Has ample accommodations for a large number of people. The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided with everything in the market.  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  Duluth, Minn���It is reported that the 'ore sold  by the Biwabik mine brought but $2.25 a ton in  Cleveland.   At this price it is difficult "to see how  the company can get qittt4 without* a loss, as the;  cost of freight and royalty is alone $2.    Men who  have watched the iron ore  market closely fear  that mine operators who have thus far been unable to sell ore are becoming desperate and that!  a still greater falling off in prices is imminent.:  Twelve ships were loaded with iron ore at the;  Rockfeller docks In a bate 17 hours, taking 40,736;  gross tons, which breaks ail former records at any;  ore dock. The largest former shipment made in!  a, single day was about 38,000 tons, which was ac-;  complished last month.���The Colby at Ironwood,;  has put several men to work cleaning up, and  evidently preparing to start the mine. The property belongs to Corrigan ,MeKinney & Company.  ���Another party of fiveleft this morning for the  British Columbia gold fields.���The steam shovel;  at the Palms mine, Gogebic range, is now working day and night, but the stock piles are frozen  so solid that blasting is necessary. This company,  is also shipping direct from the shaft, and several  railway engines are kept busy switching and  making up ore trains, both for Escanabe and \sh-  land. This property is working to its fullest capacity.  .'   ���''".'���  Objected to Second-Class.  The magazine containing Mrs. Reynold's first  story lay on the sitting-room table.  Her son, who was at an age to be seriously afflicted with'the big head took it up, and glanced  over it rather contemptuously.  '���Mamma," he said, "why don't you write for a  first-class magazine? I see that this thing is entered through the mails as second-class m.'it ter.  VICTORIA,  B. C.  Turner, Beeton & Co.  Wholesale Merchants, Shippers and Importers.  Kootenay Branch���NELSON, B. C.  v~,  LONDON,  ENG.  A large stock of all sized bags ^always on hand in Nelson  The  NEW DENVER, B.C.  Is a new house, with new furniture and everything comfortable  for the taaveling public. The bar has the best goods in the  market. ANGR1GNON BROS., Proprietors;  The Lion's Horns.  During a speech at a political dinner in an American city, not long ago, an orator, to the great  amusement of his hearers, remarked "The British  lion, whether he is roaming the deserts of India or  climhing the forests of Canada, wili not draw in  his horns nor retire into his shell."  An amateur cyclist had sprained his ankle in  taking a "header" aud was confined to his bed.  Mamma, asked his little daughter, stopping in  the midst of the embroidery work that she is doing against his approaching birthday, is papa's  leg going to be cut off ?.  Why, no, you silly child ! What an idea! Why  do you ask that ?  The little girl answered, blushing a little! I  would have only bad one slipper to mnke.  Sasl&Boor Co  Amalgamated with Genelle & Co.  Prepared to furnish  Rough and Coast Dressed Lumber,  Sash & Doors, Moulding, Finishings, Etc.  Office, Warehouse and Yard:   NAKUSP.  J. B. Mc'GHIE, ccal manager  Nakusp, B.C.  Nelson, B. C  a ���  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings always on hand.  A new stock of  Gents' Furnishings,  Special lines in balbreggan, Carpets. Mats,  Floor and Table Oilcloth and Linoleum.  Also the latest styles in Dress Goods and  Trimmings; in silks and velvets and  buttons; Sheeting and Pillow Cotton.  Other articles too numerous to mention.  Millinery tlie latest style always on hand.  MRS. W.-W. MERK.LY..  .%./' Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  ���'_&_��  SHERIFFS SALE.  }  Province of British Columbia  NELSON,   WEST KOOTENAY,  ���-.,:   ���    ���       To-Wit:   ;  By Virtue of a Warrant of Execution issued  out of the County Court of Kootenay at Nelson  at the suit of Ira W.Black, Plaintiff-, and to  me directed against the Goods and Chattels of  James W.Ryan, Defendant.  I have seized and taken into execution all  the right, title and interest of the above named  defendant, James W. Ryan, in the "Prentice  Boy" mineral claim, situated in the Slocan  mining district, and recorded in the Mining  Recorder's |office at New Denver, B. C, to recover the sum of ��125.-0. amount of said execution (less . 60.00 realized from sale of interest in  "Carbonate") besides interest, sheriff's poundage, costs'and all other legal incidental ex-  NOTICE is hereby given "that--we the undersigned intend, (k) days after date, to make-  application to the Chief Commissioner of Land,  and Works for permission   to "purchase 16J  acres of land situated 8, miles north-east of  Nakusp on Koos.Kanack Creek, /on the north  .shore of Upper Arrow Lake, West Kootenay'  District,  commencing at  Initial Post No.yl,  south from No. 1 post 40 chains, east thence 40  chains, north thence 40 chains, west to place,  of commencement.  LYLAND   MCDOUGALD.  .   ' : WILLIAM   HUSTON.  Stakes dated 5th of May, 1897. Jo3-ag3  NOTIOE.  ATOTICE is hcrebv given that 3d. days after date  ri I intend to applv to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Woods for a special license to ciit _ind  carry away timber on the following described  lands: Commencing at a post marked William  Mercier's northwest corner, situated on the south  .__,_,  _     . side of Wilson.creek, about h mile from Rosehery,  pense.., all of which I shall expose lor sale, or thence south 120 chains, thence east 80 chains,  sufficient thereof,to,satisfy said Judgment, thence north 120 chains, thence west ^80 chains to  Debt   and  Costs,  at the front of the  Court '  House;' Nelson, on jthe 26th .day of June, A. D.,  1897, at the hour of 11 o'clock in the forenoon.  Dated. New Denver. June 10th, 1897.  WILLIAM P. ROBINSON,  Deputy Sheriff.  Note:   Intending    purchasers  will   satisfy  themselves its to the interest and title of said  defendants.  A  : _ja5Si-"_a��zEtn<��c--),_!i_ai-t  SITTING of the County Court-of Kootenay  will be holden at New Denver, on Thurs.  day the 29th July, 1897, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon.  E.   T.   H.   SIMPKINS,  Acting Registrar of the Court.  Dated at Nelson, 3rd June, 1897.  initial post, containing 960''acres;  June 1st, 1897. WILLI AM ME RCIER.  '���icatin3Da-wiiLi-a-g3.',��__a3t-ar;-  PROVINCIAL   SECRETARY'S   OFFICE.  HIS HONOUR the Lieutenant-Governor has  been pleased .to make, the 'following appointment:���  22nd May, 1897.  Hakold Plait Cjiiustik. of Slocan City,  Esquire, to be a Mining Recorder for the  Slocan I City Mining Division of the West  Kootenay Electoral District.  QIXTY days after date I intend to apply to  U the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works for permission to purchase 160 acres of  land more or less described as follows ^Beginning at a post planted on the West or right  bank of Wilson Greek, about J of a mile from  its niouth, .and marked S.E. Comer A. M.  ���Wilson",thence along the East Boundary line of  298, G 1. North, about 450 feet to a post marked N. E. Corner of Lot298,G.l,; thence West  along North Boundary of said Lot 298, G. 1,  about 900 feet more or less to a post marked  S. W. A. M. Wilson. thence North 40 chains ;  thence East-4_ chains more or less to Bank of  Wilson.,Greek; thence following meanderings  of Wilson Creek in a southerly direction to  place of beginning. Containing by admeasurement lt)0 acres more or less.  A.   M.   WILSON.  Rosehery, B.C ,28thMay je3-ag3  NOTICE.  .vrO'lTO'E is. hereby given that James Delaney,  ^ of the town of New Denver, in the County  of Kootenay, and Province of British. Columbia, Merchant, has, in pursuance of the ''Creditors Trust Deeds Acts' 1890," and amending  Acts, made an assignment to me, Joseph  Irwin, of the said town of New Denver,  accountant, for the general benefit of his  creditors, of all his personal estate capable of  Deing seized and sold in execution, and all his  real estate. The said deed was executed by  the said James ���.Delaney, and also by me the  said Joseph 1 Irwin, on the 25fch day of May,  A1D.1897.  '���     ,  All creditors are required to forward full  particulars of their claims, proved by affidavit  or declaration, to Joseph Irwin, New Denver,  B.C., on Or before the 3'.)th day of June, A.D.  18')7. after which date I will proceed to distribute the assets of the said James: Delaney  among the creditors oi wli'Ose claims I shall  have received notica, but will not be responsible for the claims of any person who fails to  present his claim in due form on orhefore that  date..  Dated at New-Denver, B.C.,  the 20fch day of May, A.D. 1897.  _'.������..      -.y- '-..-'."JOSEPH   IRWIN,  ; ���'���.'.'.'.' Trustee.  NOTIOE.  SIXTY days after date I intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for  permission to purchase the following described  land situated on Snow Creek, about three miles  from the Columbia fiver: .Commencing at a post  marked W. A. Harrison's north-west corner post  and running east 40 chains, thence south 40  chains, thence west 40 chains, thence north 40  chains to pointof commencement,and containing  160 acres of land more or less.  William Alfkkd Hakrison,  Nakusp, West Kootenay,  14th April, 1897. ��� ap29-je29  NOTICE is hereby, given that 30 days after'date  I .intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner  of Lands and Works for a special licence to  cut and carry away timber on the following described lands commencing at a post marked  S.'B, Hendee's south-east corner, situated about  two miles north of Wharton's saw mill oh west  side of Slocan lake; thence west 120 chains;  thence north 80 chains ; thence east. 120 chains ;  thence south 80 chains to. initial post, containing  960 acres. -  S. B. HENDEE.  :May 29th, 1897.       _, ���r   . jelO-jylO  SPECIAL MEETING of the Stockholders  of the Sunshine Mining Company, Limited  Liability, will be held at the Concentrator,  Three Forks, B. C., on the Third day of  July, 1897 ..at' Twelve o'clock, M., for the purpose of granting an option or authorizing a*  sale of all or a part of-the.. Company's assets  in the Province of British Columbia.    ���  Datecl at Detroit, Michigan, U:S A.,  this 2oth day of May, 1S97.  ; W. H. YAWKEY,  .��� Secretary.  CERTi FICATE OF JWIPROVEMENTS  MA.RCH   MINERAL   CLAIM.  A DE LA MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District on the Galena Farm south of  Silverton, B. C. .  TAKE NOTICE the we the undernamed Ada .J.  L Brow^ji, free miner's ���certificate No 71,227 and  James UABolander, f 1 ee miner's certificate Xo  65,906 andVW.i'liam Thorn 1 in son, free miner's certificate No���'74,607, intend sixty days from date  hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a eer-  tfieate of improvements for tlie purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such 'certificate of improvements.  Dated this 2oth Day of April, A. D. 1S97.     ; ju 2_  H ALTON CHIEF JUNE HAL CLAIM.      ,  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District, British Columbia.  Where located? On the O. K. Creek, a  tributary of the north'fork of Carpenter  Creek, and about five miles northeast of  Three Forks:  TAKE NOTICE, that I, M. J Meeker, acting  X as agent for.E.'S. Graham, free miner, certificate No;! 80480, intend sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to; the Mining Recorder  for certificate of improvements, tor tlie purpose of obtaining a crown grant for the above  claim.  And, further take notice, that action under  Section 87, must be commenced before the issuance,of said certificate of:improvement's.  M. J. MEEKER.  Dated this, 22nd day of May, 1897.     ":'.'. jy27  :CAZUBAZUA   MINERAL   CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where loeated:���On  Slocan Lake, adjoining the Town of Silver-  ton oh the south. '"'���.-"-���". :  TAKE NOTICE that I, C. W. Callahan, Free  1 Miner's Certificate No. 74615, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof, to apply to tlie Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, j  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: On Four  Mile creek about 4 miles east of the town of  Silverton.  TAKENOTICE that I,DavTdJh-emner, 'acting  JL. , as agent for George Fairbairn, free miners'  certificate No. 79250, and Frank Culver,, free  miners' certificate No.-6G005 intend sixty.days  from the date hereof to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements  for the purpose of obtaing a Crown Grant of  the above claim. ,  And further take notice that action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements  DAVID   BREMNER.  Dated this10th day of June, 1897. -'jelO-'aglo  WAKEFIELD   MINERAL   CLAIM.  Situate.in the Slocan Mining Division of We.-t  Kootenay District.   Where located: On Four  . Mile Creek about 4 miles east of the town of  Silverton.  TAKE NOTICE that I, David Bremner, acting  JL as agent for George Fairbairn, free miners'  certificate No. 79256, and J H. Wereley, free  miners' certificate No. 61697 (personal representative for W- H- Smith), intend .sixty days  front the date hereof to apply "to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the above claim.       .  And further take notice that action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the is-  for the purpose of obtaining"a Crown grant of   suance of such certificate of improvement  NOTICE  N  OTICE is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend, to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and W orks for a special license  to cut and carry away timber on the following  described lands: Commencing at a post marked  Miles Carroll's southeast corner, situated on the  south side of Wilson creek, about 3: miles from  the forks, about 13 miles from Rosehery, running  40 chains east, 120 chains north, 80 chains west,  .20 chains south, 40 chains to initial post, containing 960 acres.  June 1st..1897.  MILES CARROLL.  AjOTICE is hereby given that 30 day's after date  IN I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works tor a special license to cut and  carry away timber on the following described  lands: Commencing at a post marked David  McKay's southeast corner, situated on the south  side cf Wilson creek, about one mile above the  forks, about 12 miles from Rosehery, running  thence 60 chains west, thence 60 chains north  thence 40 chains west, thence 60 chains north,  thence 80 chains east, thence 60 chains south,  thence 40 chains east, thence 60 chains south,  thence 20 chains west to initial post, containing  960 acres.  June 1st, 1897.    ... DAVID McKAY.  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date  I intend to apply, to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands: and'.Works,'for a special license to cut and  cany away timber on the following described  lands: Commencing at a post marked Rapul  Green's southeast corner, situated on the south  side of Wilson creek, about 4^ miles from The  Forks, about sixteen miles from Rosebeny, running "thence ]20 chains north, thence 80 chains  west, ftlience 120 chains _outh, thence 80 chains  east to initial post, containing 960 acres.  ���.���������������        RAOUL GREEN,  June 1st, 18.97. Sandon, B.C.  NOTICE.  ATOTICE is hereby given that '60 days after  1\ date I intend to apply'to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, for permission to  purchase 100 acres of land, more or less situated  about 2\ miles south of New Denver, on east shore  of Slocan Lake, West Kootenay, B.C. Commencing at j.C. Harris' S.W. corner, thence north SO  chains, thence west to mineral claiin Neglected  and following east and south boundaries of ��� said  claim to Slocan lake, thence southerly along east  shore of said lake to point of commencement.  J' C. Haiuus.  Dated April 22nd, 1897.  ap_9~je29  A  APPLICATION FOR LIQUOR  LICENSE.'  ��[OTICEis hereby given that thirty daysfrom  IN date the undersigned will apply to the  Stipendiary Magistrate of We4 Kootenay for  a license to sell liquor.by retail at their hotel  in Silverton, Slocan district. West Kootenay.  BRANDON & BARRETT.'.  Silverton. May 17.  SPECIAL MEETING of .the Stockholders  of the Cumberland Mining Company,  Limited, Liability, will be held at the Concon-  trator, Three Forks, B. C, on tho Third  day of July, 1897, at eleven o'clock, am., for  the purpose of granting an option or authorizing a sale of all or part.of the Company's assets  in the Province of British Columbia.  Dated at Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.,  this 25th day of May, 189.7.  W, H. YAWKEY,'.  Secretary.  the above claim  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  C... W.   CALLAHAN  Dated this 4th day of June, 1897.  EMPIRE   NO:   5   AND   BRYAN   NO.   4.  ..���;"    MINERAL CLAIMS.  Situated in the  Slocan  Mining  Division of  West Kootenay District.   Where located:  On Carpenter Creek about one and a half  miles above Cody.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Charles Moore, acting  �� as agent for A.C.Holland,, free miner's  certificate No. 89405 and. John McNeill, free  miner's certificate No. 77854, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of, improvements,  i'or the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of  the above claims.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of-improvements.  Dated this 24th day of May, 1897.  niy_7-jy27 CHARLES MOORE.  OTTAWA   NO.   2   MINERAL   CLAIM.  DAVID   BREMNER.  Dated this 10th day of June, 1897. yjelO-aglC  HIDDEN   TREASURE  .MINERAL   CLAIM  NOTICE  "VTOTICE is hereby given that 60 days from date  li I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for permission to purchase 320  acres on the Columbia river commencing at a post  planted alongside S. Walker's north-west corner  post, thence running north 40 chains, thence-east  80 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence west 80  chains to the point of-commencement, containing  320 acres more or less.  Ellkx McDouoald.  Xnknsp, April 20, jr.<i;7. ' ,_p2!i je_;��  Situate on North side Four Mile Creek, some  Five Miles East of Silverton, Slocan  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.    '  TAKE NOTICB that I, Alfred Driseoll, as  1 . agent for A. H. Bremner, free miners' certificate No. 66385, intend, 00 days after 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 as under  Section 37.must be commenced-before the issuance of such Certificate of improvements'.  A.   DR1SC01-1-.  Dated this 12th day of June, 1897. je!7-agl7  JENNY LIND,  ROBERTSON AND BEAVER  MINERAL   CLAIMS.  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located?  About 800 feet from left fork of Sandon  Creek, and runs parallel with Slocan King  and Emma claims.  TAKE NOTICE that I, the undersigned,  1 George Alexander, Free Miners' Certificate  No. 74000, intend, sixty days from date hereof,  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown-Grunt of the above claiin.  And further take notice that action, under  Section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements;.;  GEORGE   ALEXANDER  Dated this 24th day of May, 1897. je3-ag3  JO-JO   MINERAL   CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located:  On North Fork of Carpenter Creek, about  five miles above Three Forks.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Thomas Sinclair Gore,  JL acting as agent for Alice Trenery, free  miners' certificate No. 74265 and A. L. Davenport, .free miners' certificate No. 74398, intend,  sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to  the Mining Recorder i'or a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be. commenced before the  issuance of such certificate'''of improvements.  T    S    (1OR V  Dated this 26th day of May, 1897.  Situated on North side of Four Mile Creek,  *ome Five Miles East of Silverton. Slocan  Mining Division of West Kootenay District/  TAKE NOTICE that ���: I, Alfred Driseoll, as  L agent for A. H Bremner, free miners, certificate No. 66385, intend. 60 days afterdate  hereof,-to apply to the Mining Recorder for  certificates-of improvements for the purpose  of obtaining Crown grants of the above  claims.  And further take notice that action as under  Section 37 must be commenced lief ore tlie-issuance of such certificate of improvements.  A.   DRISCOLL.  Dated this ,12th day .of.Juno. 1897. j-17-itg17  NOTIOE.  rTICE is hereby given that 6:1 days from date  wc will apply to the Chief CoiniiiHsioner (,f  Lands and Works for the privilege of hiking '",00  inches of of water from Cory creek to be used for  irrigating and other purposes Allen's creek run-*  through Allen & Cory's pre-emption, near 'IV11  Mile creek on Slocan lake.  Dated April 21,1897  ALLEN ,- CORY  apr_2-jn__  NOTICE.  iO whom it may concern:   We (he mid  tTSli  T  1 owners of the O.K. No. _, ���Argentine ...��  Everitt mineral claims, will not he responsible foi  any debts contracted upon said claims from <lu,  net J,  and  r  of this notice.  June h. P<n7.  f'f'S .Johx.so_x,  Kuiru Evi:/:n  C S. Falls.  i'- Ca..ki;h.\. 8  THE   LfciDuE.  Fourth  Year.  MINING   RECORDS.  Recorded  at New  Denver.  ���Transfers and Locations:  the   Assessments  LOCATIONS.  June 10  Long Looked For���Slocan river, J T Reilly  Unexpected���same, L A Rosander  Silver and Teetotal���Lemon,   XV E Newman  J W Blench and Dewar  Volcano���Slocan creek, Theodore Pearson and  S A Rosander.  ���   Dead wood���Little Slocan lake, T Pearson  Greenhorn    Fraction���Carpenter,   John   Mc-  ;-   Neill.  Stormourit     Fraction���Washington      Basin,  same  Simcoe���Summit creek, J P Aitchison.  June ll  Option���Payne mountain, Jas Sautcn  Hcrcules-^Miller creek, J W Switzer  Bufi'alo���same, Patrick Fleming  Kickei-s���Sandon, AD Williams .  Rosebank���Slocan river, Frank Armstrong and  JohnCoUings  Gotha���same, F S Andrews  Ophelia���Lemon, Frank C Wells  Hilda���same, Paul Hauck  Parson and Tally Ho���same, James E-Orr  Bates���between Carpenter and Cooper creeks,  AC Bates  St Charles and Isabella Queen���near Ivanhoe  mine, A C MeGee and Chas Chapman  Idaho���Springer, Geo A McTaggart  June 12  Redeemer and Fair Progress���Dayton creek,  H F Heuss  Stirling���near Ivanhoe mine, AC McOee  Snowslide���same, Russell McDonald and C II  Chapman  Burnt Skillet���near Cody creek, H Fraser  Shilo Hill-Eight Mile, F L Brown and LF  Holtz   ,'   ;  CJmber���Fennel creek, G Lorenzon  Vulcan���near Exchange mine, John P Driseoll  Dido  Fraction���Summitt   creek,   T   Lay ton  Jinks  Mildred��� Cody, John E Jones ���  A pis���same, I\fettie E Dryden  Columbia���Four Mile, D K McDonald  Little George���Lemon, A E Teeter  Wood Tick-Sunshine, D G McCuaig  Sabbath���same, D J Weil-  Snow Drop���McGuigan basin���Martin Knight.  June 14  Jolly Tar���Springer, CM Adams  Mentor��� Houson, Robt Porter  Jackoand Bonnie Etta���Fennell, L. P. Starratt  SiUercord���Carpenter, A D MeGinty and Wm  Henderson  Charmer and Maple Leaf���Cedar creek, Andrew  Focr and John McDonald  Revenue���Four Mile, E W Bradshaw  Afternoon���Boomer mountain,  Jas   Campbell  and John J McDonald  New.Park���Galena.Farm, R G Tatlow  Western Slope and Hazard Fractional-v-same  Francis J O'Reilly ��  Cazubazua Fractional No 2���Four Mile, David  Bremner  Lottie J���Carpenter, Thos Senkin  Mountain Q.ueen���same, John Brown  Iron King���same, Hugh Maun  Mistera���same, Arthur Degaut  Hidden Treasure, Slocan lake,  son  Ruliy���Cory creek. Henry Tait  Carbonate���same, J II Cory  North Star���Lemon   creek, Geo Quintal   and  T D Ewell  Hard Nut, Eagie-JB Callahan  B C and. Black Bass���Recorded owners^  June 18  Opbir���D C Clark  Suowrlake���F W Hunt  Grand Stand���Dan McLeod  Mojavo���Alexander Stewart  Freddy���Wm A Turner  Sampson, Wonderful Fraction, New Springfield���Miller Creek Mining Co  June 19  Wilno���John Binish  June 21  Gondore���Paul Nikola      -.-",-  Wedge Fraction, Saddle,Rock, Superior; Ana-  cortez Fraction, Kilo Fraction, Valley Fraction.  Rother, Kilo���NF McNaught et al  Sarah B, Katie D-WH Brandon  Ferry No 2-Slocan Lake M & D Co  Carville and Carnal���A C Fry  Yuma���C H Locuson  Sa'rnia and Mountain Chief No 3���J R Gates  et al ' <���'  Commander���D K McDonald  Phoenix, Libbie R, Alhambra���Phoenix Consolidated Mining Co  Big Timber���A G Havwood  American Boy���Eva Boss, Jas W Troup and  Thos McGuigan  Atlas.No 3-Chas S Ellis ~"  Trilby No,4���Martin Isaacson etal  Empress���Wm Valentine  Kites, Return and Printiss Boy���P M Hayes  Dixie No 3���Chesapeake���W L Callanan  June 23  I XL, Exee'lsior, Bell No 2, American Eagle,  Republic No 2���David Sutherland  Sandon Chief���Henry A Barton  Last Hope���F S Andrews  TRANSFERS.  June 14  .-.   Benjamin Steele to G W Hughes���2-16 Dander-  berg, Oct 17, ��300  June 15  D G McCuaig to Andrew  Dominion, June 15, i?200  Geo Henderson to Geo H Ay lard  Phoenix, June3, tl  June 16  , MMcPhee to  John  Key No 1, June 14, ��1  August Schueler to Minna  Annie, May 26, $250  Jacobson���\ Young  h Viking and  Sandosky���1 6 Mountain  Butcher���\ Goiitle  Thos Lonergan to W C Dingmaii���J Lost Tiger  June 7, sjl '    . ���tt"  -.   ..  June 17  Daniel Hughey to J M Martin���j No 3 Fraction,  Feb 13, ��1  C Van Moerkerke to O T Stone���all interest in  Banker Fraction, June 3. $1  H A Hicks to J T Wilkinson���The Maple Leaf,  Mchl,*l ;������  J T Wilkinson to The Slocan Maple Leaf M &  DCo, Apr 12, ��5  Wm L Pauneil to John TBethune���Sunlight  Fraction. May 11, $1000  P H Stewart to Jas  Bulger���\ Horseshoe,  June 10, fl.-  Susan  S Gib-  June 15  Golden Eagle���Evans creek, J M Greenough.  Red Elephant and Sweat Forget Me Not-rSame,  A A Greenough  June 15  Castlebar���Carpenter, A. G. Shaw  N B 66���Robinson, W E Newman and John W  Blench  Herald���Lemon, Adelbert C Fry  Lake View���Rosebery lake shore, Aurcet De-  champ, Jas Wright and Berthlina Lafleur  Foothill���Roseberry, A D-champs and B Lafleur '     '      '  Lady Gray���Lemon, E-V Bodwell  Rustler���near Mountain Chief, J Sudrow  Centre Star���Lemon, John Aitchison  Keystone Fraction���same. John Tingling  Old Gent���Eight Mile, Howard Guest  Emery���Lemon, Edward Haley  Cariboo Fraction���Carpenter, Slocan,-Cariboo  M&DCo.  Oscar Fraction���Wild Goose Basin, Alex  Mnir  Victoria���same, Ben Luckner  Juno. 16  Ballard���Ten Mile, John McPhce  Sunset���Wilson, Danny Genelle  Old Frank���Carpenter, R Strangew'ay  J)sepliH���same,Frank Jolison  Tiger���Suuiinil   crack,   Ncls    Larson   and    H  Richard  June 18  Jas McKiernan'to P C Clark���All interest in  Vermillian, Nov 20, ��1  John A Finch to Ed Applwaite���I Robertson, March 24, $1 '   '  Ed Applwaite to A H Bremner���i Robertson  June 11, $500. ,  John M Buckley to E M Srndilands-^All interest in the Cliifj March 15. *1   ���  A H Bremner to A E Fauquier���All interest  intheExchange,Victoria,Skoocum and Silver  Plate, May 10, $81,100...  A E Fauquier to Alexander Dick, trustee for  Sir Charles Tupper�����42,500 option on the Exchange, Victoria, Skoocum and Silver Plate,  June 18. $250        , ,-,-,.. ������   .  , ���-.-������  L H Bartlett  and N F.McFaught  to AG  Ferguson���All interest in the Prescott, Frac"  tion No 2, April 19,1.100      .  Hugh Brady, W C McKinnon and N F McNaught to A G Ferguson���All interest in  Prescott and Prescott Fraction, April 19,  $3,000. -  A G Ferguson tto The Prescott Mining Co���  Prescott,Prescott Fraction Nol. Prescott Fraction No 2���May 31, ^3J0,000  June 19  J E McFadden to Alex M Rogers���} Silver  Leaf No 4 and h Canadian Boy. June 12, *1  Thos Hurteau to A C Scott���^Florence S,  1 .^l  June 21  F IM Crapper to Daniel MOwat and EC  Lauder���Each ^Ravere, and to Hugh B Lyall  and Albert E Whitmore each h Ravere. June  5, .*1.  Henry W Farrell to F. M Crapper, Dtiniel  Mowat and E C Lauder���All interest in the  Madre, May 25, &1  John T Beauchesue to Hugh Sutherland���^  Columbia No 5, June 21, $1  May Harvey to Martin Isaacson���1; Trilby  No 4, June 21, f 50  M R W Rathborne to PM Hayes���The Kites,  Mayl. si  purchased a year ago from A. E. Humphreys  lor }25,0.0 cash by a party of Spokane, who in-  corported the company with 1,000,000 shares  per value of ��1.00 each"'Considerable treasury  stock was sold and. ��� mocliineiy placed^ and  about 1500 feet; of underground was accomplished by the companj' One cf the promoters  of the company expressed his regrets at being  obliged to sell out. He said though they  were willing to make the sacrifice rather thaii  see the ,mine close down. Owing to1 the demoralized condition of stock -market it was  impossible to sell sufficient treasury stock to  go ahead without making a , great sacrifice.  Geo. Pf under, Superintendent of the Colonna,  and H. Gr. Kingsmill,. secretary for the Co-  lOnna. have taken possession for the new  owners. It is said that the syndicate paid 12i  cents for a_ little over 500,000 shares, and the  sale is considered an important one.  Two more promising South Belt propertie  are the Mayflower and Red Eagle, a large body  of good-looking ore.having been opened up on  the former, which assays from $30 to ��100 per  ton. The ore carries iron pyrites and galena,  and the ledge runs from 4 to fi feet in width.  The ledge has been opened on the Red Eagle  adjoining, and shows up pretty much the  same. Ti_i_. grade of ore is above the average  of the camp, and work is to be pushed on both  properties. The C. & W. Ry. runs through I the  claims, and the cost of handling will be very  low in consequence,  " Two good quartz leads have been opened on  the I.X.L., one of the oldest properties in the  camp. It is on O.K. Mountain and is a free-  milling proposition. The ore is now being  crushed in the O.K. mill, and enough of it is  in sight to keep the .machinery in '"motion for  a long time.  The winze on the Jumbo is down 40 feet, in  solid ore all the way, and a contract has been  let for further sinking of the same. Considerable free-milling ore is being found in the  lower workings of the mine.  I was shown some very fine samples from the  Sunset No. 2 yesterday, taken at a depth of  only six feet. , The ore looks very similar to  that of the Le Roi. This is also a South Belt  proposition and almost adjoins the townsite  behind Ross Thompson's new mansion.  The Doily Varden, Plymouth Rock, Bessie,  Violet and Handy, five claims on the west spur  of ,Record. Mountain, have been sold to the  Anaconda Cons. Q-'old Mining Co., consideration ��1500.      ;  A deal is oh for acquiring the Prospector  group, situated on the western spur of Record  Mountain and not far from the Victory-Triumph, Velvet, and some other good mineral  oiairns now coming into prominence. Assays  ���from surface outcroppings went 7 per .cent,  copper. $2 in gold and two ounces silver.  A good strike is reported on the Velvet, ad-,  joinig the Victory-Trumph, the ore carrying  '18 per cent copper and nearly. >;33 in gold:   All  the ore in that section carries  considerable  copper.      ���: ''-..:  The Flo;-sie L, not  far from  the  Jumbo, is  showing up well with development work. A  fine body oi quartz has been uncovered in one of  the tunnels, which is in about 150 feet  The Le Roi company lost the day in the suit  brought by Seeley against Moynahan, a former  superintendent of Le Roi mine, who staked, on  behalf of that companj', a fraction lying near tlie  big mine last year. Seeley adversed the title and  wontheca.se. ^y .-  The ore bin of the Great Western is full and ore  is being shipped at intervals.  The Poor Property, a claim on the western  slope of Deer Park mountain and about three  miles from Rossland, has been proved to be good  property. Some ore brought iu assayed over*20  in gold.  Work on the Palo Alto was stopped on account  of want of funds, and not because the vein petered  out ' //������  The funeral of Father Le May, the Catholic  priest who had been in charge of the church here  ever since its establishment, was very largely attended, the city band playing a requiem march.  The event of the week was the ba.ll game between the Hot-lkcepers and the "Never Sweats."  The umpires, Dan Thomas and Hank O'Connell,  would not permit either side to win and the score  stood at the close 17 to 17. In the evening the  return to town was triumphantly led by the city  band, which serenaded several of the hotels on  Columbia avenue and Spokane street, and got an  invitation to "come-in-side." This was in every  case responded to, and the bandmen filled up on  something stranger than wind.  ' A ���     ".'     ������. .   ' -���      ..-���      '..    DrOGI-NttS  JUBILEE   AT   SANDON.  (Special Ledge Correspondent.)  Sandon, June 22.���The celebration of Diamond Jubilee day was a big-success in every  way. The weather was showery in the forenoon, but cleared up after dinner. A royal  salute of 21 guns was fired early in the, morning, with dynamite, and each shot was enough  ,to raise the dead. Two trains came from  Kaslo, loaded down to the guards, and bringing the Kaslo baseball team. The C.P.R. also  brought in two trains from the lake aind railroad points, with the Denver Band and Slocan  City lacrosse club.  NOTICE.  VTOTICE is-hereby given ,-tliat 30 days after  ���IM , date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a lease of  the following described la.ndt situated on the  west shors of the Columbia River, opposite the  town of Nakusp, for the purpose of opening up  and working as ai stone quary. viz.: Conimenc-  ing at a post miarked J.. S. Lawrence's n. o.  co.mer post, running thence 20 bhains Westerly, thence 80 chains southerly, thence 20 chains  eastorly, thence 80 chains northerly, ToIIoav-  ing the lake shore to point Of commencement.  ~J.   S.   LAWRENCE.  Dated June 14th, 1897.  C. D. Rand  D. S, Walibri-ige  Apr  Sandon, B.C,  Mining" and Stock Brokers,  Notaries Public and Conveyancers.  Mines bought and sold. Stocks for sale in all B. 0. Mines.  Official Brokers for Wonderful Group Mining Co., Buffalo  Mining Company. Kootenay Agents for stocks in St,  Keverne Mining Co., Slocan-I-eciprocity Mining Co.,  Arling'ton Con. M. & S. Co.  AS��K^S.Mi;XTP.  June 15.  Carbonate Hill���Jas A Gucrcc et al  Uxberry���Andrew Provost.  Congress, Black Rock and Home Rule  J L P���Gus A Henneberg  Last Chance No 10���Robt Cunning et al  Dolly Varden, Dolly, Ensign���Chas L Arnold  Evening Star No 8���Jas Sanderson  Prior,  i?enol*eot and  Loina Doon���M   R  XV  Rathborne  June 16  Lone Star, Blue Grouse���Jas D Sword ei: al  Alexandra���Jas H Currie  Joint live���R H Trueman  Silver Wave No 3���Sam Dese.hamps et al  Slin'o��� Byron N White Co  Monitor No 3���J'as McKienan  June 17  Bonvev���J S Reedor  Constant���W L O'Connell  No 3 Fraction���J M Martin et al  Cariboo, Rambler���Cariboo Consolidated Gold  and Silver Mining Co  Little Giant���Chas Feuhaus  Shoshone���J C Bolander  Evening Star, Eclipse and Unknown-James  Sanderson  ROSSLAND   AS   SHE   IS  (Our Own Correspondent.)  Rosst.an'D, June 15th���Owing to the mail  two hours earlier than formerly I had to  clo. e my budget minus the mining items last  week. The greatest event in mining circles-  here was the big deal made bv D. M. Linnard  during his receut visit to England. The  Homestake, Gopher, R. E. Lee and Maid of  Erin, iour well-known mines in the South  Belt and almost the southern edge of Rossland  townsite, have been transferred to the Home-  stake Consolidated Mining Company, of  Rossland, the consideration being about  ��120,000 or -62o,000. The present shareholders  ��in each of the four companies will be entitled  to exchange their stock in the new consolidated company at the rate of 12i cents per share.  Those shareholders preferring to sell their  stock will receive the same price for their  shares.  The sale of the Monte Christo this week to  a strong eastern syndicate was the subject of  much gossip in Rossland, and the news was  favorably  received.   The  Monte Christo  was  iiiounceme  The undersigned wishes to  announce to the public that  he has opened up business in  Kaslo, B.C., with the Largest  Stock in the Kootenay country of_  rn 1 til re. Carpets, Oilcloths  Window Shades and    .    .    .  House Furnishings  of all descriptions. If you  are wanting anything in the  above lines give me atrial  order and you will be  vinced that you will  money by doing so.  J. SEHL.  con-  save  m.  ��&& $��__i ������ ��&��@��$��_&'-ly@S����@^ �� ^@�����J@��@�� �� �����&����^f!$a^���5#S@a(_*

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