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The Ledge Jun 17, 1897

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 Vol IV. No. 38.  NEW DENVER, B. C., JUNE 17,  1897.  Price $2.00 a Year.  TUNNEL, SHAFT, BpP  Latest Returns from tlie Mines and  Prospects of the Silvery Slocan.  PREPARED    FOR    MINING   MEN  The U and I is reported bonded for  $45,000.  Dr. Montague and his partners are  working a claim near Cody.  Work on the Dalhousie will commence about the first of July.  H. P. Christie has been appointed,  mining recorder at Slocan City.  D. C. Clark will develop the Ophir.  It is said to he on the Ruth lead..  The Boomerang on Ten Mile creek  is being developed with good results.  The ore being taken out of,the Edmonton shows considerablej native  silver.  Gorman West  the Little, But  Frank Griffith and  have a nice streak on  Oh My.  It is expected that the long tunnel  on the Goodenough will tap the lead  in August.  Half a, foot of galena has been  struck in one of the crosscuts on the  St. Keverne.  The tunnels are being cleaned out  and new lumber being put in at the  Freddie Lee.  Chas. Greenlee went to Kokanee  creek this week to develop some of  his properties.  The Payne recommenced shipping  last week and will send out 21 cars a  week from now on.  The travel along Ten Mile'to wards  the head of Kokanee creek is increasing every week.  The Rough a��d Ready, on Lemon  creek, is being experted by an expert from Vancouver.  The government has promised  $_��)G0 for the wagem road from Silverton up Four Mile creek..  A survey is beingmade for the Re-  co aerial tram. It will cross the  Noble Five about half way.  The Jenny Lind, Ottawa No. 2,  Robertson and Beaver claims on Four  Mile will be crown granted.  David Whiteley has an extension  of the Edmonton, that looks healthy.  The discovery is on the wagon  road. '  Silverton is progressing rapidly.  All the people need in the burg to  make them happy is a wagon road to  New Denver.  The Emily Edith, near the Alpha,  is showing' up well. W. H. Robertson recently sold a quarter interest  in it to Mike Grady for $2500.  The Sunshine, owned by Dan Mc-  Cuaig, and others, had a*fine ledge  exposed by assessment.%They have  located two claims adjoining it.  The West Kootenay E. & M?? company are working four of their Slocan  claims with encouraging results.  The properties are the Wakefield,  Cauzbazua, Ottawa No. 2 and Beaven  H. L. Simmons, expert for BoweSj  Scott & Co., of London, was in the  Slocan last week, and is now iu the  Lardeau. He spoke favorably of  Four Mile creek and the mineral belt  around Sandon, but thinks that the  prices  asked  for    prospects  is  too  high.  PROGKAM   OP   SPORTS.  An Interesting List of Contests Arxranged  for July 1st.  The committees having in charge  the arrangements for the Dominion;  Day celebration have not been idle  the past week. That on grounds and  the committee on sports have both  been actively engaged. The grounds  are being put in excellent condition.  Labor and teams have been contributed and the stumps and bad places  are fast disappearing.   Ample money  has been raised to offer good cash  prizes for all contests, and there will  be no necessity of stinting in the get  up of the celebration.  The day's sports will begin at 10  o'clock.   Aquatic contests,will.occupy  an hour and then will follow the football game between Slocan and New  Denver.    At 2 o'clock p. m. the running races will commence.   Opening  with a 100 yard dash,   this will be  followed by a hurdle race, prospector's race, "running race 440 yards,  running long jump,   running   hop,  step'and jump, standing long jump,"  running high jump,   pole vaulting,  putting the stone, obstacle race, etc.  The sports will be followed by a  lacrosse game between Sandon and  New Denver, to be called at 4 p. m.  In the evening there will be boat  racing, single and double scull.  Preparations for the dance are not  yet completed. It may be held on a  large scow anchored close to shore  and decorated -with boughs and Japanese lanterns. If this cannot be secured a bowery will be erected and  the dance go on. -  If each individual on the several  committees will assay as well as  croppings indicate New Denver's  Dominion Day celebration will be  long remembered.  ROSSLAND   AS   SHE   IS.  (Our Own Correspondent.)  Nothing particularly exciting is to be chronicled this week- Two or three good discoveries  have been made underground in weU-kriown  mines of the camp, several rumored sales of first-  class mineral properties have.been mentioned, but  none have been concluded. Great numbers of experts, capitalists, and agents looking for  promising mining properties are  in  town,  but  very few deals are taking place. The fact is  these agents and capitalists are not in the mood to  touch any thing but developed propositions. If a  prospector has not got a high and good samples  of rock to show there is not much use in interviewing these gentlemen, as they simply will not  go out to see a claim unless those two requisites  are exhibited beforehand. Still the prospect is  hopeful. It had been imagined in some quarters  that with the uprising of, so many new camps and  the survival ot interest fri'so'manyoia^bnes^Ross-  land would be eutirely overlooked. But such  does not appear to he the case. ���  The first annual examination of pupils in cthe  Rossland public schools took place, this week.  The exam, was a very stiff one and must have  taxed the mental powers of the youngsters more  than they ever were before," especially those of  the senior fourth class, the questions alone (and  very knotty ones, too) tilling a good column and a  half of newspaper print. Fortunately the classes  were not expected to attend school next day. and  one girl of 12 years spent the next two days in  bed, while some others of the same class were  feverish. Was tlie exam top severe for such youug  peopleV   :      .:,y v .yw^''-;.j/;\ :.,������;'  '������'��� Fattier LeMay, who has been in charge of Ihe  Roman Catholic church here shice the winter of  1895, was buried on Thursday. The cause of death  was throat trouble. The operation of tracheoto-  mv had been performed and a silver tube inserted  in"the windpipe, but the obstruction was lower  down than the opening, and death from suffocation soon resulted. The Rev. gentleman had a  large circle of ir.ends outeide bi his own congregation and was every where liked and esteemed  for his unfailing geniality. He and "Father Pat,1?  vicar of the Eiigl s'i church, were close and convivial friends. The funeral was attended by a  large concourse of people of all denominations,  the procession beingheaded hy the Rossland city  band, playing a requiem march, the services at  the church and at the graveside being conducted  by Father Rivers. Father LeMay's a^e is stated  to be forty-five years, although he looked much  older.  The city council have been spending money  lavishly, but it seems.thatretrenchment is now.  the order of the day. Last week the 8?S per day  paid to corporation laborers was reduced to $2.50,  and this week: 60 of theua were laid off. - The street  work will now go on at a slower rate and other  public works will be trimmed down the most economical point obtainable. The council has just  been able to find out "where it was at," and that  I the reckless expenditure of the people's money  must;cease. Mayor Scott's pledges that he would  pay the highest rate of wages have been an expensive preliminary to the management of our  young city, and when another hundred dollars or  so are lopped off from the salaries of the city solicitor and other high-priced officials the ordinary,  commonplace people will be more satisfied with  the present administration. .  The Black Diamond has another eonsig.nmen  of about four cars of ore piled on the dock i-eady  for shipment.   The No. 1 is also sending down  about two cars.a week.  J. B. Orant of Denver, E. W. Nash and . Wm.  Bradeii of Omaha, all of the Bra den Brother's ore  buying concern, chartered the tug Kaslo and  came up the lake, visiting the Pilot Bay smelter  and ithe' Blue Bell mine, spending a couple -of  hours at each, and afterwards crossing to Ainsworth to have a look at their property, the Tariff  mine.  Rumors are afloat more than ever regarding the  probable opening ol the Pilot Bay smelter, but it  is very hard to make a definite statement, as to the  same. Your representative, however, has it on  authority that should be good, that the smelter is  to be opened .on or about August 1st. The late  visit of the Bradui Bros, people may be significant in this connection.  AINSWORTH   RECORDS.  BOND   THROWN   UP.  Many prospectors are doing assessment work on the big mountain at  the head of Kokanee creek. The  wash on this mountain contains many  galena boulders.  The bond on the Skylark and Ranger, held by  the Hall Exploration Co., was thrown un on  Tuesday. These properties are on Dayton creek.  The company has also ceased work on the Chapleau.   Mr. Dick states that he has  faith in the  country at the foot of Slocan lake, although the  properties just abandoned are not the kind his  company is looking for. He thinks there will be  many small mines in that section, but that no  large properties have yet been found.  J. A. Kirk's new map of the Trail Creek mining  camp is a first-class production, embracing 80  square miles and showing 1000 claims and mines.  It takes in Trail, the Columbia river and Lookout  mountain on the east; Make mountain, Grouse  mouutaiu, Deer Park mountain and the whole of  the south Belt; Sophia mountain, O.K% Spokane  and Record mountains to rhe west, and as far  north as Rock creek and its tributaries. AH roads,  trails, railways and creeks are plainly shown,  surveyed claims are marked by straight lines and  unsurveyed by dotted lines. The map is attached  to a booklet in cloth covers, containing alphabetical index of the thousand claims. It is unquestionably the best mining map ever published of  this district and the price is very low ;for such a  work.. The map is lithographed by Bulman Bros.  & Co., map engravers, Winnipeg. It can be obtained from J. A. Kirk, Rossland, at ��2.  [From Our own. Correspondent.]  There is more of real interest in the records  of this division than has been the case for  some time. There were only 71 licences issued  for the week and 86 locations, mostly up the  lake toward Sanca, Davie, Crawford Bay and  Pilot Bay. Quite a number of actual deals  were ' put\ through: John H. Alexander to  Chas. Taylor, both registered from New Denver, transfers an undivided third interest in  three claims up Woodbury creek, the Poet,  Homer aiuVCondor, at ��2001. A casli transaction. ��� ..'.- ������"  A permit was issued by the G-old Commioner  to Wm Richardson and James Montgomery  to relocate the combination claim.  Thomas Erickson sold an undivided one-half  interest in three claims, the Needles,: Silver  Alps and Glacier North, situated on the divide  between Woodbury creak and the south fork  of Kaslo, to C. W. Sturgis for.$500  John C. Brown to Daniel Cosgriff, the Wild  Bill claim on Kaslo creek, at ^.750.  Action has been -entered in the Supreme  Court of B.C. regarding the title to the Black  Fox claim, on the North^Fork, The suit, which  will be heard in Nelson, is ��� between' Mority  Thompson and Andrew Porter, John D.Porter,  Richard Porter."  The final payment on the Ibex was placed  on record.   According to the articles James  Pringle and Salina Campbell transfer to Jas.  Stelle, and he in-tum to the Ibex company, all  right, title, interest, etc., iii, those certain  claims known as the Ibex, Triangle and Sid-  dersdale, situated in the Ainsworth mining  division and recorded in the office of that division. Apparently the "Ibex of Slocan" bluff  does not cut ice with the mining, recorder.  Considering that this property is advertised to  have $2,000,000 in sight the $30,000 or thereabouts paid for the property is comparatively  insignificant. There islsome work being done  on the property now.  K.J. Ross as agent for Henry C. Fowler, of  Toronto, secured a $1200 option on the Hazel  claim in the Whitewater camp:  C. W. Sturgis sold the Glacier North claim to  Malcolm Lamont for ��500.  KASLO.  Contract Let.  The West Kootenay E. & M. company is building a block in Silverton  The company will use part of the  building,, and the balance will  rented for office and store purposes  The contracts for the building of the extension  of the C. & K. railway from Slocan Crossing to  Slocan City, a distance of 32 miles, have been let  Poupore, McVeigh & Co., and J. G. McLean &  Co. The road has to be finished by the middle of  October, and all the supplies bought within the  Province. "  I have just been informed by a broker that a  magnificent strike of free-milling ore has just  been made on the Jumbo. It is .aid to be the  richest ore yet brought to light in the camp, assaying thousands of dollars to the ton. I could not  find out whether the vein was large or small, but  the specimen seen by my friend was studded all  over with large knobs of gold that did not require  a glass to be seen.  Sophia mountain, about four milesfrom town,Is  coming into prominence us a mining section.  Several good strikes have been made there during  the past week, notablv on the Velvet, Copper  Chief and Copper Wonder. These clain s are in  close proximity to the triumph, on which there  has been a splendid showing of $30 ore for the past  week or two. The Sophia mountain ore carries  about 80% copper.  Diogenes  AINSWORTH.  Chas  1 opment  The Nelson Miner, in last Saturday's issue, in  speaking of the death of Pierce had a very bad  misstatement, saying that foul play was suspected.   Nothing was ever farther Irom the minds of  those connected with the sad accident, and great  credit is accorded Kelly and Wallace for their  ]jq   faithful efforts in ibehalf of the deceased.   Misin-  | formed newspapeis should be more careful about  . making such statements.  (Special Ledge Correspondent.)  Olsen has gone up the hill to start devel-  work on the Olsen claims, and intends  spending most of the summer in the neighborhood  of the Kokanee glacier. No work, as yet, has  been done on the Olsen claims, but the surface  indications are good.  A. W. McLellan.of the Anglo-American, has  gone to Crawford Bay to do assessment work on  some of his claims there, and will spend his summer prospecting that district,  (A Ledge Special.)  J. C. Croroe, of Vancouver, registered at the  Central Saturday.  J. A.Wood, of Slocan City, registered at the  Kaslo Saturday.  A. R. Porter was in town over Sunday.  CD. Blackwood and J. MacVichie came down  from Sandon on Sunday.  John Werdley was in Kaslo on his way to New  Denver Saturday. ^  Jack Halpin of New Denver, and E. Westell of  Kaslo, outfitted here for an all summer prospecting trip in the Lardeau.  J B. McKilligan, an old-time Winnipcger, and  well known as a business man generally throughout the West, is about to open and tane charge  personally-of a mining office in Kaslo. He will  be associated with Henry Croft, of Victoria. Mr.  Croft at present holds some pretty heavy interests  in this district.  J, B. Ferguson, also an early resident of Winni-  pag, and at one time head of the firm of Parsons &  Ferguson, now the consolidated stationery, is  about to'oten an office in the mining business.  Mr. Ferguson is at present carrying on a brokerage business at Rossland.  O. P. Moore, formerly with W H. Stowelltof  Spokane, has opened an office on Front street,  near the wharf, as an assayer and analytical  chemist.  Turner & Brydon, architects, have opened an  office ou the north side of Front street.  P. C. and R. E. McArthur of Toronto, and J. B.  McArthur of Rossland, arrived in Kaslo on Monday.-  The present unsettled state of the weather has  made prospecting in this district a very unpleasant  and hazardous occupation and quite a number  have come in from the South Fork as it is impossible to accomplish much on account of the  heavy snow and rainfalls recently.  Don't overlook Wilson s Hotel when  vou are in Slocan Citv. t  -Y-v.- "...  ...... .-v.*-...--     .-'#.-.���.���*����� 2  THE   LEDGE.  Fourth  Year.  ROSSLAND   AS   SHE   IS.  (Our Own Correspondent.)  While there is no, improvement to report in the  business outlook, there are several exciting topics  to furnish interesting talk on the streets and public  resorts. Chief of these is the announcement from  Ottawa that the Crow's Nest Pass-railway concession has been granted to the C P. R.vand that  construction will-commence'at once. This is of  vital importance to Rossland and the whole, of  Southern Kootenay. It also: settles the' Vexed  question as to the locating of smelters to treat our  ores across the boundary liiie. The Le "Rot  company will hardly have the gall to insist that  cheaper fuel can be obtained in Northport than  on the Canadian side now. There is little doubt  in the minds of the majority of people here that  the decision of that* company to build at North-  port was more for the purpose of booming real  estate than for the actual saving of any great  sum on the fuel supply, even if the Crow's ISfest  road did not eventuate. But now, with coal at ��4  per ton laid down here, and coke about $7, that  flimsy lexcuse has been taken away. ��� Should the  Le Roi company still decide to build at Northport  the imposition of an import duty on British Col  umbia ores will not be opposed in this section.  Another topic of equally absorbing interest is  the news that an army of American hobos which  has been driven out of Helena and Butte, Montana, and moved on from Spokane, is now heading for Rossland. So our hitherto peaceful city  is likely to become the seene.of hold-up and back  vard robberies after dark. As we have no street  lighting whatever, Rossland Offers a fine field for  the depredations of these gentry, and those of us  who do not reside ou the main streets will have to  be on nightly guard  to protect our p>t>;  This is an international matter,'arid  thinks that the Dominion Government should be  asked to place a detachment of the N. W.-M. P.  at the boundary to corral the unwelcome immigrants as they arrive.      ���  What kind of entertainment will nrosper in  Rossland, I wonder? The opera house is closed  and Miss Beddard?s stock company disbanded.  Some of the players left for Spokane Saturday  morning. The "Silver Shield" was performed on  Monday night to an almost empty house and that  was the last of it. The management came to the  conclusion that Rossland is not a good place for  histrionic art to flourish, and there is little likelihood of the attempt being made again. Last  Saturday night a representation of the Corbett-  Fitzsimmons fight was given in the Dbmiriion  hall, and the house was crowded, but from the  commencement the thing was seen to be a fake,  and at the second round the greater part of the  audience left in disgust. The Salvation Army,  too, is making no headway here, the three or four  officers who parade tlie streets .with torches ah  big drum, being -still without a following. I  should like to know what kind of amusement tlie  Rossland people would patronize, because it might  pan out well if one could only find the right sort  of lead.   , .--.,.:'������  I hear the syndicate which leased the opera  house has split up into fractions, the members  having quarrelled among themselves ^ They have  a white elephant ori their hands* as F. W. Hart is  not the sort of man tc allow them to break the  lease without a very large consideration. The  laase was for five years at $125 a month, the lessees  to "finish the interior. The two members of tlie  syndicate whom one would believe to be the  wealthiest, refuse to put up any money for paying;  the actors their salary; saying Miss Beddard is  responsible. This seeriis to be the meanest feature  of the whole fiasco.  We all thought that the daily running of the  boats between Arrowhead and Trail would mean  a daily mail service from Rossland and TraHViii  fact, I believe this was promised by the postomce  authorities, but we have still to drag along'iri the"  same old way with three mails a week. Post-  office Iuspector Fletcher seems to be the same sort  of fossil he always was.  John R. Cook, one of the OAvners of the original  townsite, has purchased the postoffice block from  F. W. Hart for ��15,000. The two lots on which  the block stands were bought by Mr. Hart from.  Col. Wharton for $2,400 about fifteen months ago.  Mr. Cook has now some of the best properties in  the city, and shows his faith in Rossland's permanency by this purchase.  successor being W. H. Goodhue, who has just  arrived from Spokane. The O. K.'s new mill has  been running steadily since January, and no one  thought of any trouble until the price of the stock  fell from 30'cents to 7 cents ori the Spokane  Stock Exchange. It has generally been believed  that it is a scheme to "bear" the stock down to a  low figure, so thatthose in the "know" can get  hold of it before announcing . a discovery that  would send the price up to a dollar. Americans  are "cute," you know.  The Sunset No. 3 has about eight inches of solid  ore uncovered in-a. shaft that - was y started last  >;week. It is pretty looking stqffand assays over  (20 per cent copper. ���������"��� Another-rich".-4 find has been  made ori the same property;-' > This is the best yet  found in the south belt,    y  Work is to -Presumed on the Mohita, adjoining  the War Eagle on the west. Monita stock has  been quoted about 18 cents and there is every prospect of its making one of the valuable properties  pf the camp.  I am told the Jumbo No. 3 has soiie very rich  ore. a sample of which went S-179.4U to the ton,  This is a great improvement on surface assays  on^that property, and the owners are wild with  delight.  Ihe Great Western, adjoin in j  which was temporarily stoppet  surface water, has a fine showing  the townsite,  on account Of  in the:T>6_tb_ri  of the  along.  shaft, and work is to be continued right  The War Eagle will not ship more than about  30 tons a day until a local sirieiter is in operation  or tlie freight rates on ore, reduced. "Development worky however, be pushsd' along steadily  till more mbney can be made ori the vast acicuriiu-  latibns of ore now insight iii every tunnel and  winze in trie mine.  The Deer Park is shut down. T. P. O'Farrell  says it is on owing to the hammering down of the  stock by the late stock exchange, and the Miner  says it Is owing to the directors unloading .their  promoter's stock at less prices than the treasury  stDck selling for. Deer Park was last quote! at 18  cents, but although there is no sto__c exchange doing business here now, I saw a, notice  in a broker s window the other day; "500 Deer  Park at 15 cents.'' So this drop of 3 cents cannot  be laid at the door of the stock exchange : I think  the Miner is right.  Two lucky men are A. Julien and A.- Audet,  ;who staked a claim on Wild Horse creek last August, arid: have j iist*bon'de'd it to the Hall Exploration Co. ef London jEng:,for $70,000 ; 830OO down,  $35,000 Nov. lst-next, and $_2,000 in June, 1898.;  The ore bod v at'30 feet depth'is li feet wide arid  assays $87 iri gold, 12 ouncee of silverand 18 per  cent. lead.  I see the Record has given the Kariiloops Sentinel abashing anerit a'para^ :' ori the recent  death of two ft _n^  Seritiiie'l to look liptne history of its own town,  probably to ascertain the names of the defunct  newspapers lying in the Kamloops boneyard. The  Record," as usual, is making ah ass of itself. The  Sentinel only reprinted One of my paragraphs,  butfoolishlv gave its authority, as "A 'Rossland  correspd ri dent.' 'If the Sen tin el had properly  mentioned The LedgtcV the Record might liave  turned its artillery on New Derive!' with Ijetter results. ��� .��� ' " '--\  The Rossland baseball team won its first victory yesterday.  ONEOFEAGH.  Nails, Ore Sacks, Goal, Hardware, Gaiiiied Goods,  Iron and; Steely Hay. Green Vegetables, Oats,  GrTOceriesr;besides the1 m_iiiy smaller lots coming in  daily.   We iiivite you all.   >I_6w prices for cash.  HUNTER & CO.,  THREE FORKS  SILVERTON  tMtiWH  ^^^^^^-f>^^^��k%^^^^^^^_/^%^^^^^^  -Tliis   N"_}w  _r_-0\ise,  ���.With the-old-name, is well equippedto accomodate a large number of Guests.   The building la  plastered and the rooriis are urisurpased for cbrnfort in the Slocan j while in the     ,  Diniris; Rooin can be found the best food in the market.    :  I^OBEI-FtT   OTJ-STKril^C*  _____  * �� i> _-���. -    r a  Proprietor  Satidoti,  Hasample accommodations for; a large number of people. The rooms are large  and airy, and'the Dining Room is provided with everything in the market.  Simple Rooms1 for,Commercial Tr^eleihlK^:;!-]. y  pinning Mr. Read's.leg ag-ainst a pointed rock.  Thewourid was1^ ja^g_<i dhe-trid erysipelas soon  appeared?'5 He has foeetr attended by Di\ Campbell  and two' nurses:froi_i tfte'BbweVHospifcal. -While'  on his back-Mr. "Read'has found tlriie to catch up  witlvari imriieiise ariiourit of back correspondence:  VICTORIA,   B.C.  Turner, Beeton & Co.  Wholesale Merchants, Shippers and Importers.  Kootenay Branch���NELSON, B. C.  LONDON,  ENG.  A large -stock of all -sized bags always ��nliand in Nelson  Nels Pearson, who with Billy Gibson, bonded  the Aaron group in the Waterloo camp to the  Home-Payne company, is back in Rossland from  a six month's trip to Europe. He visited Paris,  Berlin,Copenhagen and several other cities of  note on the continent, and spent two months in  London. He fraternised with Mr. Horne-Payne  and a host of mining experts and capitalists in  the world's metropolis, and had a real, good time.  He speaks very highly of Mr. Home Payne's  courtesy and bonhommie.  I see the Rosslander has quoted one of my form"  er letters and says the Ledge is hostile to Rossland, but admits there will be 15 shipping mines  in the camp by the end of the present month.  Now the Leege is not hostile to Rossland in any  sense of the word. Far from it. The Ledge is  not afraid to publish the real, naked truth concerning any mine, city or townsite, but the Ross-  lander is. Hence the accusation of hostility; If  truthful statements can be twisted into hostile  statements, then the Ledge may be considered  hostile to any nlace or claim that it does not crack  up week in ana week out.  The Rosslander has degenerated Into a milk and  water sheet. Look at the opportunities it has of  making itself a newspaper, but it misses them  every time. Some people dislike the Miner and  all its works, but they buy it all the same, It is  not afraid to speak out on cereain subjects, but  the Rosslander is afraid to venture on anything  outside of "careful journalism." I have not seen  a word in that sheet condemning the flagrant  system of favoritism adopted by Mayor Scott,  'lis true the Rosslander is run chiefly as an adjunct to the job printing department j and probably  any attack on the misuse of municipal poweis  might lead to a loss of job work. But there is no  denying that the Rosslander is blind to opportunities that, if utilised, might make it a tirst-class  newspaper. .  It was stated during the week that theO. K-  mine was shut down. The O. K. is one of the  oldest properties in Trail creek, and is about two  miles east of town. While the mine is not exactly alosed down, there has heen ' trubble in de  camp," and   Manager Warner has  resigned, his  Jack Devlin, "the G miner from Galway,"  Is in  town.   The Gunner is pretty well kiiOwri all over  .Kootenay, riot drily for his abilities as a concert  singer, but as a succcessfill seller arid locator of  mining claims.  Ed. Haney is back from a six month's tour in  Europe. He realised several' thousand dollars,  last'fall; from the sale of a claim here while he  was employed in Tat Burns''butcher shop. There:  have been many such instances in the history of  Rossland.  F. W. Thompson, of the Trail Creek News, has  shaken the dust of the Republic froth off his pointed tan shoes. Hehas bieen Studying the component parts of a Britisher'for several months past,  and was to be seen daily in the make up Of a London expert, with yellowleggings arid another accessories necessary to play the part.' He lias now  become so enamored of the rblethat he has taken  the final plunge and become in reality a British  subject, forever renouncing allegiance to the Stars  and stripes.  Tlie  NEW DpNVER, B.C.  Is a new house, with new furniture and every tiling comfortable  for the taaveliri& ptfbliC; The bar has the /best goods in: 'ttief  market. ANGRIGNON BROS., Proprietors.  SHEERAN & O'RAY,  Freight and Transfer Stables.  Pack train and Saddles in connection. All work done with despatch  at moderate charges.  When in SLOCAN CITY be sure and  ���-���call at���   Amalgamated with Genelle & Co.  Prepared to furnish  Rough and Coast Dressed Lumber,  Sash & Doors, Moulding, Finishings, Etc.  Office, Warehouse and Yard:   NAKUSP.  B. M cGHIE, ocal manager  Best service  in town.  C. M.  MONAHAN.  Nakusp, B.C.  fee:  Nelson, B. C.  Mer chant Tailor.  Full Line of Suitings and  Trouserinsrs alwavs on hand.  stock of  '.yj-fents' Furnishings, .  Special lines in balbreggan, Carpets. Mats,  Floor and Table Oilcloth and Linoleum.  Also the latest styles in Dress Cioods and  Trimmings: in silks and velvets arid  buttons; Sheeting and Pillow Cotton.  Other articles too numerous to mention.  Millinery the latest style always on hand.  MRS. W, W. MERKLY. |;.^��^t-S..-_��^��  BaWHt**V.tf_H*!-.l>��.?ii .;.1-V_a..^^S-W*-!h' -^^>f_*��!_*jr^ffS-*f4'��*_?_*  i  Fourth Year.  THE    LEDGE.  O  k'-,  Kaslo &s_ogan ry  TIME CARD No. 1.  IM EFFECT WEM10V. 25, 1895  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time  Leave "8 00 A.M.  Kaslo  Arrive, 3 fio PM  ��� ������".��� 8 36     �����  South Fork  ��� "      3 15    "  -  ��� "   9 36    '" "  Sproule's  Whitewater  "���      2 15     !'  ������"���9-51     "  "'      2 00     "  'MO 03    ���.**'  Bear Lake  "'     1 48' ���  ''!  " 10 18     "  McGuigan  "       1 33     "  ;       "  10 30      ���"  Bailey's  Junction  if..    ! atx     ��'  ''10 38     "  1 12     "  Am 10 50     "  Sandon  Leave 1 00    "  For rates and information apply at  Company's Offices. ^~  ROBT IRVING,        R. W. BRYAN,  Traffic Mngr. Supt. and Ass't Trras  and  R'  Sch edule No. 3, Jan .4^ '91  ^-WESTBOUND.--  Nol No. 2  Passenger.  Tues.,     Daily  V-EASTBOUND.-s,  "-���.���'.'���; ���.���No. 2.'.'. ������������    No.4  Stations Passenger.  ��� ..    Tues.,     Daily  except     , Thurs.   except  Sunday. Lv. Ar. & Sat.,   Sunday.  8:30 am Trail 8:00 am   6:00 pm  8:40 am Smelter 7:47 am .5:47,prri  8:45 am , McLeod's 7:42 am 5:42 pm  < .vu inu 9:00 am Warfield 7:31 am 5:31 pm  7:05 pni 9:05 am Tiger Switch Bk 7:26 am 5:26 pm  7:10 pm 9:10 am Crown Paint 7:21am 5:21pm  7:15 nm   9:15 am Lake Mountain 7:16 am   5:16 pni  Thurs  &Sat.,  6:30 pm  6:40 pm  6:45 pm      7:00 pm   9:00 am  "���"������pm"-  i pin  i.j.u yui v.xv.i mil    wowii sraiub    ciiiuii _>:sx jjui  7:15 pm 9:15 am Lake Mountain 7:16 am 5:16 pni  7:25 pm 9:25 am      Carpenter     7:10 am 5:10 pm  7:35 pm 9:35 am    Union Ave    7:03 am 5:03 pm  7:40 nm 9:40 am      Roesland       7:00 am 5:00 pm  8:00 pm 9:50 am Rossland Wye 6:10 am 4:40pm  J. A. JORDAN. C. D. & T. M.  THE   STEAMER  W.HUNTER  Will leave (ROSEBERY and 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.  Powder carried only on Fridays.  Time Table subject to change without-notice.'  '������''" S. T. N. CO.. Ltd.,  June 1,1897.  G. L.ESTABRQOK, Master  -:THE;-  McGuigan House.  i-CGUIGAN, B.C.  Best house in the City.  Good accomodation for the  oscillating public.  BONGARD & PEICKART.  KASLO CITY.  B.C  The only Practical Watchmaker in the Koole-  nay District. Orders by mail -eceive promp  attention.  ALL WORK -GUARANTEED  T IFE   INSURANCE.  The Ontario Mutual of Waterloo, Out.,  offers a popular policy at moderate rates.  Protection for your family.  Provision for your own old age  And a profitable investment.  The Ontario Mutual Life���27th year.  Assets >.3,40_,908.  Full information hy apnlieation to  W. D. MITCHE1 L. Agent,    New Den-er. B.C  A carload of groceries just in at  Bourne Bros.  ROWLEY  &co.,  ,    Manufacturers  and Importers of  FURNITURE  Un-  Fine upholstering a Specialty  deitaking and Embalming.  Opp. Slocan Hospital, NewDenypj.  A   CANADIAN   MINT.  In ihe senate, Senator Mclnnis of British Gol  umbia moved that in the opinion of the senate it  was both desirable and expedient that the government should at the earliest possible moment  establish a/mint in Canada, for the purpose Of  coining all the gold, silver and copper currency  necessary to meet the commercial requirements of  the country.   Speaking to his motion Senator Mclnnis urged the importance of the Dominion coining her own   cuirency.   There  was  no other  country in the world; of the position and commercial importance of Canada which  did not  possess a national mint.   Since 1878 the net profit  of the United States mii.tfiv m ihe coinage of silver  alone amounted io the enoi m.us sum of $78,0; o,Olio,  and in the single year 1896 to' $2,503,000.'' During  the past fifteen years there had been coined for  circulation  in Canada %3,_62,114 in silver   and  #598,101.'in copier coins.'  The silver was coined  in the royal mint a id ccst Canada 3-per cei.t.  whilo the copper was coined by a Birmingham  firm at a cost of about 10 per cent.   During fifteen  years the country had paid for coining silver  $103,863 aiid for coining copper $,5s,252, or a total  of H28.115, which wa. an average of about $8,000 a  year, which amount, he claimed,, would be saved  to Cam da'-did she coin her own currency.   Dur  ing the last fifty years the outj.ut of gold bullion  from Canada  was $73,000,000 of which  British  Columbia produced $61,000,000, and all this gold  found its way into the United States mint, at a  Joss to the producer of from 5 to 10 per cent.   The  total cost oi establishing a mint sufficient to meet  the requirements of the countrv. he maint;i led,  would be about .75,000.   He had'been informed by  the finance department that out of the $10,000.(0.  of gold held in the Federal treasury nearly all  was in United Stateagold coin, and of the^SjOOilj-  OOO cf reserves held by  the various chartered  banks every dollar was American gold.   This, he  contended, was a most humiliating condition of  affairs for  a mineral producing  country  like  Canada- to be in.   He appealed to parliament to  have this #20,0f)0,000 of United States gold coin  replaced by a beautiful Canadian coin, with the  figure of the Queen's head on one side and the  Canadian emblem, the maple leaf/and beaver, on  the other.   If American gold was to be made legal  tender in this country why not abolish Dominion  bank notes as well and accept United States greenbacks as legal tender also?   The government had  taken the contract for printing Dominion bank  rotes from a Canadian firm and given it to an  American Jirm in order to affect a large pecuniary  saving.   By the establishment of a national mint  Canada Would do, away with the use of United  States gold and also effect a large saving.  He thought the mint should be located in  British Columbia, but if any valid obieciions  could Ibe urged against that .proposal he would  not object to its being established at Ottawa. His  idea was to oin twOj two and a half, five and ten  dollar ] iaces of the same size arid value as the  United States coin. As an evidence of the need of  a national mint, Senator Mclnnis stated that the  banks in British Columbia had never been able to  get enough Canadian silver to satisfy demands  made upon them, with the result that a'.large .proportion of ihe silver in circulation west of-Winnipeg was American silver. There was certainly  no good reason for this when the country could  produce a silver coinage of its own at such en  ormous profit. Senator Drummond, while admitting the great mineral wealth of British Columbia  maintained that the commercial requirements of  the country did not call for the establishment of a  Cai aiian mint. The present arrangement was  ami-/ sufficient for the needs of the country.  Nor would the establishment of a mint bring the  enormous profits staled by Senator Mclnnis. It  was true that the United States in coining, for instance, dollar pieces which had in them only about  sixty cents'worth of pure silver, would, if they  could; dispose of them for a dollar's worth, realize  forty cents on the dollar by the transaction, but  it whs well kn avii that in the treasury at Washington there were hundreds of tons of these dollar  c.dns, which were not iri use* and reiresented  only their market value as alloyed silver. The  truth was that the United States lost much money  through its silver coinage. Then it was well  known that- the depreciation from wear and tear  on Igcld coinage far more than represented any  mai g'n of profit that could be made in coiii'ng  gold. As one associated with- manufacturing in-  custries a'.l his life, he thought a fair estimate of  the cost of estabUshing an adequate mint would  be about 4100,0v0. To this must be added the cjst  of running such an institution, which he estimated at%12:000 or$l3,000ayear. The present  C03t of Our coinage was estimated by Senator Mclnnis himself at about $8,000 a year, so that there  /vould be no econcmy in the change. The most  serious aspect of the question, however, was that  the establishment of a rant would be the first step  towards an agitation for the unlimitad coinage of  silver. The experience of the United States.  which had been brought almost to the verge of  bankruptcy by a i nilar agifc tim, should be a  warning to tne government to proceed cautiously  with any such proposition as this. After further  discussion Sir Oliver Mowat said that the debate  had proved interesting and instructive Senator  Mel; n's had accomplished what he desired in  bringing the matter to the attention of the gov  er mient and the country. He would ask that the  m ,tlon be all )wed��to drop, to which request Senator Mclnnis reluctantly consented.  Tents of various kinds for sale a  T. H. Hoben's.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    :     859,698.40  Sir Dqnald A. Smith, G.C.M.G. President.  V   '      Hon. G. A. Drummqnd, Vice President,  RS.Clouston,. General Manager,  A. Macnider, Chief Inspector & Supt.- of Bra-iches.  A. B. Buchanan, Inspector of Branch returns.  W. S. Clouston,  Assistant Inspector.  v/ 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 Denver, B.C.  Is 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 tlie 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.  Goldbugs, Silver Democrats, Canadian Capitalists, Prospectors, Miners,  Tenderfeet, Ten Mile Millionaires and Pilgrims of eVery shade in politics, religion or wealth are welcpme at this house.    -  Stranger,  make-for'the Newmarket when you reaeh; the Slocan metropolis and do not forget the Landlord's name!;  it is  Hbnry Stege,  WM. BENNISON,  JNO. COVER,  H. E. COVER.  Branches���;  Everett, Wash.  39 Upper Brook St./London,  Members of the Rossland Stock Exchanger  and Board of Trade.  Cable Address���"Bennison."  Moreing and Neal,  Clough's (new and old),  Bedford McNeill,  and ABC Codes  ROSSLAND, B.Q.  .M       f <���. r��   'I ..*!"  DEALERS IN  AND  M  MINING  INES  SEGURITIES  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 tor  developed mines and promising prospects.  In active mining operations and 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  ardware,  Tin  and   Granitew  Miners'Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Potty, Doors'& Windows  LOG��J- CITY, B.C, THE   LEDGE.  Fourth Year.  Published every Thursday.  R.     T.    LOTTERY,    EDITOR  FINANCIER.  AND  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months    OIA.   Twelve "   THREE VEA.R     .. .'�� .75  ...1.25  ... 2.00  ... 5.00  ransient 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 upqn live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  pajxjr 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  TSURSDAY, JUNE 17,  1897.  This month the Slocan weather is  wet and cold, and the work of the  forest fire fiend is much retarded in  consequence.  This paper will be enlarged in a  week or two. As the circulation is  limited to a million copies strangers  would do well to get their names on  the list early."and avoid the rush.  Instead of looking for large bonds  by outside companies the claim owners on Springer and tributary creeks  would do well by working their own  properties. Tho lease system would  be favorable to steady development.  Last year was the year for selling  stocks. This year the townsite craze  has again come to .lie front in Kootenay, and wherever a townsite can  be l��cated you will find one. Buying  lots in towns without established prospects is just as bad as buying stock in  companies with nothing in sight but  rn  sacred associations to me, she went on ;  niy first  husband died -in that bed with his head on those  very pillers, and poor Mr. Jenks died settin' right  in that corner. Sometimes when I come into the  room in the dark I think I see him settin' there  still.  Mv own father died layin' right on that lounge  under the winder. Poor pa ! lie was a speeritu-  alist, and he alius said he1d appear in the room  agaiu after he died, land s.metimes I'm foolish  enough to look for him. If you should see anything of him to-night, yoird better not tell me, for  it'd be a sign to me that there was, something in  speeritualism, and I'd hate to think that.  My son by my first husband fell dead of heart  disease right where you stand. He was a d ictor,  and there s two whole skeletons in that closet that  belonged to him, and a half dozen skulls in that  lower drawer. '  Well, good night! and pleasant dreams.  A First-Class Point.  A drummer lately put up in an hotel at a small  town one night, to find the fare the very poorest,  the beds tlie worst he ever saw, and the house run  in such a way as to amaze him. After a breakfast which he scarcely tasted, he entered the office  and said to the landlord:  What kind of a caravansary do you call this?  A first-class hotel, sir.  You must be crazy! Show me one single first-  class point about it. '  The price, sir. You have had supper, lodging  and breakfast. Three dollars, if you please; , and  if you want to ride down-in the 'bus, that will be  a quarter more.  ^\1HII!!ll!!l!!!lllllll!l!l!!!l!!!l!l!!!!!!l!llllll!I!!H!l!l!!llll!ll!l!!IIHIIIIIII!!!!l|/^.  I NEWS IN PLACE J  liilllllllllllillillllllllllllillllllllll^  Milk is 49 cents a gallon in Sandon.  James D. Sword was in town Saturday.  Smally   has opened  a barber shop at  W.  Cody  A band stand is being  ment Reserve.  erected on the Govern-  H  .X9n.TOi4i____X__3'��__C___3^  PROVINCIAL   SECRETARY'S   OFFICE.  IS HONOUR the Lieutenant-Governor hr.s  been pleased to make the following ap-  p.intment:���  22nd May, 1897.  Harold Plait Christie, of Slocan City,  Esquire, to be a Mining Recorder for the  Slocan City Mining Division of the West  Kootenay Electoral District.  The  Silvery  Slocan  The richest mineral section  of the wonderful Kootenay  The Spokane Stock Exchange has closed  doors for an indefinite period.  it*  bronzed certificates,  this earth are chiefly  put their monej'   in  looks nice and makes a  Watch the townsite boom  The people on  fools' and will'  anything that  loud noise  now on in  Kootenay and see if we are not right.  ALLEGED   HUMOR.  '"' I don't see what's the use of my being vaccinated again, said Tommy, baring las arm reluctantly for the doctor.  The human body changes every seven years,  Tommy, replied his mother. You are eleven  years old now. You were in your fourth year  when you were vaccinated first, and it has run  out.  Well, I wis baptized when I was a baby. Has  that run out, too?  In a clergyman's house, where there is a bright  little three-year-old boy, seven kittens had been  born the .night before. The next morning the  dear old minister, in his grace said : "Oh, Lord,  consecrate. we prav the, the repast set before us,  and accept,our thanks for the new blessings of the  past night.   Amen." ���  The little fellow instantly responded, "Seven of  them, papa" .     *  Johnny, I fear you were not at school yesterday.  H'm,said Johnny, the teacher must have told  you.   A woman can never keep a secret.  Well, said the murderer, as the hour for the execution approached, I think I'll go out and stretch  a little.  To do easily what is difficult for others is the  mark of talent. To do what is impossible for talent is the mark of genius.  A duty is no sooner divided, then from that moment it is binding upon us.  ���Amid,  Duclo. the cynical philosopher of the eighteenth  century, was on one occasion supping with two  or three great titles, and he advanced the proposition that the women who lead bad lives are the  ones whe take offense at a racy story or a licentious expression ; that good women, secure in  their own virtue, are amused by and smile at  them. From this he went on to relate one. story  r.ft.r another, u itil finally or.e of the ladies exclaimed : Oh, stop! stop! Duelos; you are taking us to be altogether too virtuous !  A Comforting: Night Ca|>.  The townsite of Aylwin, on Ten Mile, is being  platted.   Tom Reid has sold his interest in it.  Chas. Van Ness has let the contract for a building in Silverton. He-will also erect a block on  Sixth St., New Denver.  Slocan City's football team will have an  opportunity to retrieve lost laurels when they  meet the Denver team on July 1st.  An agent has been stationed at the New Denver siding. This gives New Denver two C. P. R.  agents, a distinction few towns in Canada can  boast of.  Sam G. Owings, a newspaperman of Moscow'Idaho, is in New Denver looking after  mining interests here. He will remain eight  or ten dpys.  New Denver at last has enough of laundries  -Thusone by one do the conveniences of civilisation slide into our midst for which every one is  truly thankful.  A band stand has at last been erected for the  band, Messrs. Aylwin and Anerrignon putting  tip-a very pretty and commodious one on the  corner of Slocan and BeUevue avenues.  The W. Hunter again sails the blue waters of  Slocan lake after a short respite from duty. During the respite the smokestack changed its black  coat for one that is red as a maiden's blush  Rev. Powell preached his opening sermons in  the Methodist church on Sunday. He is an affable gentleman and will no doubt win many to  his Avay of thinking in this part of the wild and  silvery west.  A lacrosse club has been organised in New  Denver, the- membership ticket being >'1.00.  W. C. Tavlor is field-captain, and anticipates  that he will be able to piit up a good game on  the 1st, when they are programed to meet the  Sandon team.  The next meeting of the British Columbia Association of Mining Engineers will.be held at New  Denver, B. C, this month. - The question of federating with the Canadian Minining Institute,  which was favorably received at the 1  will, it is expected, be settled at this meeting.  Has over 50  Shipping  fifties. .'���������"���:  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.  ��ust meeting  It ain't everybody I'd put to  sleep in this room  said old Mrs. Jenks to the fastidious and extreme.'  ly nervous young minister, who was spending the  nii-ht i ' 13. at her house.   Thi�� here r.iom is full of' y  Jas. F. Leahy, Findlay, Ohio, manager of the  Bolander Mining, Milling and Smelting Co.,  incorporated to work the Bolander mine, on  Cody creek, has been in the city several days.  He will start work.on the mine at once, and  is ready to take on other good properties for  his company.  THE    RUTH.  At the Ruth, near  Sandon,  over  90  men   are  working.   This property is developed   by   three  tunnels and a fourth has just  been  started.   Ihe  workings are full of winzes, upraises, shafts and  crosscuts, but no  stoping has  yet been  done.  Great blocks of glittering galena are blocked out  awaiting the time when it will be taken away.  Thirty-five tons a day is being shipped, mostly  high grade carbonates' as it is preferable to ship  the carbonates instead.of the galena. A sawmill  is on the way here and will be put at the middle  tunnel. As soon as the lumber can be got out a  tramway will be built and another bunk house  put up to double the force oilmen. A concentrator will be built sometime in the future and the  concentrating ore is now being piled on tlie  dump.  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  tlie Sandon office will receive medical  or surgical treatment and the necessary 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.  Having placed some new machinery  in our Mill, we are prepared to fur.  nish all kinds of rough and dressed  Lumber  and Shingles  at Eeduc ed Prices  Don't overlook Wilson s Hotel when  on are in Slocan Citv. f  PRICE  LIST:  Rough Lumber, narrow,  $10 oo  "         wide,  $11 00 to  I'  ..  Joist and Scantling sized up to  18 feet long,  ll  8 ' to 24 '  12  ..  24 'to 30 '  13  ..  Flooring, T & G, G >l  20  a                   .1       4 >>  22  .  V jchit Ceiling, J  22  ..  " Rustic,  19  .  Shiplap,  14  .  Surfaced Dressed.  13  A liberal discount on large order  sfor Cash,  T^    G. FAUQUIER,  NOTAEY PUBLIC.  Nakusp, B.C.  ]j#E. PALMER, C.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND  and MINE SURVEYOR.  P.O. Box 214.  Sandon, B.C  G  WILLIM & JOHNSON,  (McGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Slocan City,  B  A     DRISCOLL^C. E.,  Dominion & Provincial  Land Surveyor.  , Correspondence solicited.  QM. WOOD WORTH, M.A., LL,B.  NOTARY PUBLIC,  CONVEYANCER, Etc.,  MINES and REAL ESTATE  Slocan City, B.C.    "  W. J. Drewry  Kaslo, B.C.  H.T. Twigg  New Denver, B.C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford, McNeil Code.   ;  1%/T   W. BRUNER, M. D  Pftysician & Surgeon.  Sandon, B.C.  Calls from a distance promptly, at-  ended to.  JJOWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S M, London, Eng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties  examined   and   reported on for in  tending purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical Laboratory, Belle-  vue aye, New Denver, BC.  D  R. A. S. MARSHALL.  Dentist  Kaslo, B C  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago  T   ABRIEL  PETER GENELLE & Co  T.  NAKUSP, B.C.  REAL ESTATE,  MINES and INSURANCE,  Special attention paid to properties  on Cariboo Creek,  THE SILVERTON MINER'S UNION  X No. 71,  iw. if. m:.  Meets every Saturday night.'  C  McNICHOLLS,   President  CHAS.  BRAND, Secretary.  ���\JSJ- PELLEW HARVEY, F.C.S.,  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  em-petent.roen employed.   No pupils received.. ��� ��1_7, - _^_i_��_K,i��_>:E_-^  _-_.-_nr_i.M '���-* '-'��� tif j* s_iT*,__ia i_v���rf___  Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  5  TEMPTATION.  I done got r'ligion, honey,  And l's happy ez a king,  Evah thing I see erbout me's  Ses lak sunshine in de spring;  An'it seems lak I do'want to do  Anoder blessid thing  But jes run an'tell de neighbors,  An' to shout an' pray an' sing.  I done shuk my fis' at-Satan,-.  An' l's gin de worl' my back; ..'  I want no hendrin'causes now  A-both'rin'in my track;  Fu l's on my way to glory,  ���An' I feels too sho' to miss;  W'y. dey ain't uo use in sinnin'  When u'ligion's sweet ez dis.  Talk arbout a man backslidin'  When he's on de gospel way;  No, suh, I done beat de debbil, ���/  An'temptation's los'de day.  Gwine to keep my eyes straight up,  Gwine to set my eahs, an'see  Whut ole pesjik Mistah Satan's  Gwine to try to wuk on me.  Listen, what dat soun' I hyeah dab,  'Tain't no one commence to sing,  It's a fiddle; git erway dah!  Don't you hyeah:dat blessed thing?  W'y dars sweet ez drippin' honey,  'Cause, you knows, I draws de bow,  An'when music's sho''nough music,  l's de one dat's sho to know.  W'y, l's done de double shuffle  'Twellabody couldu'tres',  Jes'a-hyeahing Sam de fiddlah   ;  Play dat chun his level bes';  I could cut a mighty caper,  I could gin a mighty fling,  Jes'right now, l's mor dan suttain  I could cut de pigeon -wing.  Look hyeah, whut disl's been say in'?  Whuton urf's ttok holto'me?  Dat ole music come nigh runnin'  t   My u'ligion up a tree!  Clean out wif dah ole fiddle,  Don' you try dat trick again,  Didn't think I could be tempted,  But you lad to make me,-sin!  '.-..-,������ ���Paul Lawrence Dunbar.  THE   BRITISH   YUKON.  Ninety dollars a sack for flour, and everything  in proportion.  That is the state of things existing in the Canadian Yukon district. The country is practically  \ honeycombed with gold, but the cost of carrying  provisions into the district is so heavy as to preclude any attempt at development upon any large  scale.  The gc[d is there. How can it best be got at?  That is%\\e problem which a number of British  capitalists, headed by His Highness, the Duke of  Teck,have set themselves to solve. With this  object in view they have applied to the Dominion  parliament for ��� an act of incorporation--as the  British Yukon Chartered company. The capital  of this company is placed at ��l,900,C00, and its  chief object is to develop and open up the Yukon country that its wonderful wealth maybe  opened up to the hardy miners of the world.  C.H. Wilkinson, the representative in Canada  of the British syndicate, explained the situation to  a Montreal Star reporter the other day in a man- [  ner which throws much light on the subject. The  bill incorporating the proposed company has  passed the Commons, and is now before the  (Senate. .  ' We do not ask anything  in our  application  which could not be exercised by any private indium vidual, except power to build a railroad, for  which, of course, we need parliamentary sanction.    \  When we get our charter we propose to start  work at once. At present we are constructing a  pack trail through tlie White Pass, and as soon as  that is finished wc will commence our surveys,  Li order to show the difficulties of transportation  Into that country let me teli you that for the.first  15 or 20 miles alone the cost of packing runs from  14 to 20 cents per pound. Ihavenowin mypos-  . session applications from a merchant at Juneaii  for the packing of at least 1000 tons of freight.  "Now, as each pack horse going through the  White Pass can only carry 200 pounds, yOu can  see that 1000 horses will be required for this work  alone.  "Some complaint has been made in certain quarters about ���our proposal to collect a royalty upon  the precious minerals mined within the territory.  But I claim that the miners would be far better  i ff under such a system than they are now.  "We expect a"larg��; influx of miners this season  ���the reason has hardly begun yet���but in view  of the great difficulties of transportation no-great  development of the country is possibletuhtil some  railway facilities are provided. If we are allowed  to get our charter we will go ahead with the work  next season. We are in earnest, and, if given a  chance, will prove that our proposals will be of  benefit to Canada."  To show the wonderful wealth of the Yukon  country Mr. I Wilkinson quoted from the report of  Mr. William Ogilvie. of his exploration of that  territory: "Gold is found all along the valley of  Sixty Mile river and under more favorable conditions, both mercantile and climatic, it would  yield good results to large enterprises." There are  nearly 100 claims, all of which pay well. One on  Miller creek will yield from $75,000 to i?80,000 this  season, and the owner will net between ' ��40,000  and $50,000. "It is claimed that $100 to |500 per  day can be made of ground that has been prospected so far." "Two men took out 44,008 in two  days." "Three men, working very irregularly,  washed out ^1800 in eight days." ''Placer prospects continue more and more encouraging and  extraordinary. It 'is beyond doubt that three  pans on different claims on Eldorado turned out  __04,��2l2and$2iG ' It must, however, be borne  in mind that the winter lasts for nearly three-  fourths of the year.  Plain Talk on Ore .'resting..  There are men in every line of business who  differ greatly upon the principles underlying their  special branch and the methods under which it  should be conducted.   Some are honest iii their  differences, while others are willing to sacrifice  their real opinions to any matter of expediency  which promises more ready and full returns of  cash to their coffers.   There are assayers who be  lieve that the prospector should be "encouraged''  by overstating the value of his oro and who  habitually give small returns, from a "trace" to a  few dollars per ton, upon ore which they know to  be totally barren, thinking by this fraud to keep  the miner at work for days, or perhaps months,  upon a prospect Avhich will yield nothing, spend  ing valuable time and money to no purpose, save  that of giving a few dollar's'worth or work to the  assayer. Perhaps the prospector sends samples to  two different assayers, and one returns him "no  trace" while the other gives him a valuaypf a few  dollars per ton. Tne biggest return is'alriibst invariably accepted as correct, and the"nq/trace"  man is charged with failure. Some assayers say-  It makes no difference whether they return "no  trace" or a dollar or two a ton, because in neither  case is the ore of any value. I claim' the con  trary and assert that the accuracy of an ore of  very low grade is much more important than that  ofa'nore Carrying one hundred dollars per ton,  for the reason that in the first case a difference  between "no trace" and a dollar or two may decide the expenditure of hundreds or perhaps  thousands of dollars in development; while' in the  latter, the ore will be shipped away; and we have  all learned that tne smelters will pay for nothing  but the actual contents of the ore. Then, too,  these returns of value from valueless ore are often  the result of accident or carelessness in the hands  of an assayer who has every intention of being  honest. A particle of rich ore in the grinder left  from the last'sample, a salted crucible, a loaded  cleaning brush, a dirty mixing cloth, flukes containing a little precious metal, these and other  matters of carelessness, uncleanliness or disorder  about the laboratory are continually making the  difference between "reliability and worthlessness  in. the result of assaying. The general public is"  not competent to judge of the qualifications of an  assayer any more than those of a physician. Any  man may buy an outfit for a hundred dollars and  stick out his shingle "Chemist and Assayer,"  when in reality he knows no more about the correct application of the principles underlying the  trade he professes than the man in the moon.  Such: instances are more common than many  would helieve, 'and sometimes people of intelligence who would atonee realize the foolishness  of hunting out the cheapest lawyer or doctor will  give their patronage to such an assayer just because they can get his services a little cheaper  than those of a man who is competent in his profession and who realizes the importance of taking  pains. '    ���  A good assayer is often charged with failure  because his customer is ignorant of the first principles of sampling ore. Sometimes a piece. Of  rock is broken in two, the halves sent to different  assayers, widely varying results are obtained,  and one of the operators is charged with an error,  when in fact both .are correct, and the results are  chargeable to the fact that the metal was unevenly disseminated through the sample. It is well to  remember that like results can only be reasonably  expected when the sample is finely crushed,  thoroughly mixed and carefully divided. The  careful miner will treat his sample in this way,  grinding as fine as his circumstances will permit,  mixing and dividing carefully, and in every case  reserving a portion of the sample so that a check  assay can be made if desired. As the best men  are liable to an occasional mistake, no conservative miner will expend any large amount of  labor, or money upon the result of a single assay,  but will base his future work upon the concurring results of two or more reliable assayers.  The best practical-test of the qualification of  an assayer is his ability to check with, the  smelters on their shipment pulps, and if you aie in  doubt with whom to trust your work go to our  friends who are ore shippers and get them to tell  you who they patronize. No man can be honest  in this business without making many enemies  among those customers who have had higher as-'  says elsewhere than he can give them and who'  had rather believe their assayer dishonest or incompetent than that their ore is less valuable than  they hoped. Remember that good men as a rule  can get a fair price for their work. I have in  mind an assayer in Colorado who probably, does  more business than any man in the West and  who charges $2 for a gold and silver assay while  others in the same town charge 50 cents, and' the  chances are that, considering the real value of the  results turned out, the two-doDar man comes the  nearer to earning his fee. If there is any trade in  which "cheap and nasty" work is utterly valueless it is in that of the assayer.  !:E_��JV_5n* Jt_l*:i'__3fC___l_3'".  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 j office at New Denver, B. C, to recover the sum of :��� 125.60. amount of said execution (less y! 00.00 realized from sale of interest in  "Carbonate") besides interest, sheriff's poundage, costs and all other legal incidental expenses, all of which I shall expose for sale, or  sufficient thereof to satisfy said Judgment,  Debt and Costs, at the front of the Court  House, Nelson, oh |the 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 as to the interest and title-of said  defendants.  BANK OF  BRITISH MORTH AMERICA  Established in 1836.  Incorporated by Royal, Charter in 1840  Paid-up Capital '...........��4,866,660  -     1,338,333  Reserve Fund  London \Office-  -3��� Clements  St., E.C.  ���������;  Lane,  Lombard  COURT   OF  J. H.Brodie  John James Cater  Gaspard Farrer  Henry R. Farrer  Richard H. Glyn  Secretary  DIRECTORS.  E.A.Hoare  H. J. B. Kendallj  J. J. Kingsford  Frederic Lubbock  Geo. D. Whatman  -A. G. Wallis.  Plenty of Powder, Fuse, Caps, Picks,  Drills and other supplies for miners  at Bourne Bros. ���  NOTICE.  TO whom it mav concern: Wcthe undersigned,  1 owners of the'O.K.. No. 2, Argentine and  Everitt mineral claims, will not be responsible for  any debts contracted upon said claims from date  of this notice.  -June 9,1897. Gus Johnson,  Elmer Everitt,  C.S.Falls,  R. Cameron.  NOTICE.  Head Office in Canada���St. James St.,  Montreal,  H. Stikeman,        --,      ���-'        General Manager  J. Elmsly, Inspector.  BRANCHES   IN  CANADA.'  London Kingston Halifax N, S.  Brah_ford Ottawa Rossland. B.C.  Paris Montreal Sandon, B C.  Hamilton Quebec Victoria, B.C. ���  Toronto St- John, N.B. Vancouver, B.C  Frederic ton, N.B. Winnipeg, Man. Brandon, Man.  Kaslo, B C, Trail, B C  AGENTS IN THE UNITED STATES, ETC.  New York-52 Wall Street-W.Lawson & J. C.  Welsh.  Sau Francisco~124  Sansom St.���H. M. I. Mc-  MichaelandJ. R. Ambrose.  London Bankers���The Bank of England Messrs  Glyn &.Co.  Foreign Agents���Liverpool���Bank of Liver  pool. Scotland���National Bank of Scotland  Limited, and branches. Ireland���Provincial  Bank of Ireland, Ltd., and branches, Nation a  Bank, Ltd., and branches. Australia���Union  Bank of Australia, Ltd. New Zealand���Union  Bank of Australia, Ltd. India, China and Japan  ���Mercantile Bank of India, Ltd. Agra Bank  Ltd. West Indies���Colonial Bank. Paris  Messrs. Mareuard, Krauss et Cic.   Lyons���Credit  Lyonnais.  GEORGE KYDD, Managei  Sandon, BC  Sjotae F_lls_& Mm  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red  Mountain  RAILWAYS  Carpets of various shacks  terns at Bourne Bros,  "VTOTICE is hereby given that thirty days after  IN date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works 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  j the forks, about 13 miles from Rosehery, running  j. 40 chains east. 120 chains north, 80 chains west,  and   pat"'"120 chains south, 40 chains to initial post, con-  stain ing 9G0 acres.  {-    June 1st. 1807. MILES CARROLL.  The only all rail route without change  f cars between Nelson and Rossland  nd Spokane and Rossland.  Only Route to Trail Creek  and Mineral District of the  Colville Reservation, Nel~  soil, Kaslo*   Kootenay  . Lake and   Slocan  Points.  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  & TRADING CO.,  LTD.  On Kootenay Lake and R'vciv  Daily,  Leave.  8:10 a.m.  10:00 "  8:00 a.m.  Except Sunday.  Arrive.  NELSON  ROSSLAND  SPOKANE  6:00 p.m.  3:40 "  G:00 p.m.  for Kaslo and  Close connection with Steamers  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle   River and Boundary  Creek connect.at Marcus with stage daily.  Time Card in Effect May lGth, 1897.   Daily  Except Sunday. Subject to Change without notice  Close connection at Five Mile Point with all  passeiigei trains of theN. & 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. 5:30 a.m  Ar. Northport 12:15 p.m.; Rossland 8:4'.) p  m.; Spokane, G p.m.  Lv. Nelson for Kaslo and way points, 5'p.m.  Lv. Spokane 8 a.m.; Rossland, 10:20 a.m.;  Northport, 1:50 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.i. 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 connectoh 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-  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 iponey  Apply to nearest Railway Agent  or to  GEO. McK BROWN.  District Passenger Agent,  Vancouvei  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  OTTAWA   NO.   2   MINERAL   CLAIM."  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  x agent for A. H. Bremner, free miners' certificate No. GG385, intend, GO days after date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  certificate oi 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 tlie issuance oi such certificate of improvements.  A.   DR1SCOLL.  of June, 1897. je!7-agl7  Dated this 12th day  JENNY LIND,  ROBERTSON AND  BEAVFR  MINERAL   CLAIMS.  side of Four Mile Creek  Situated on North  some Five Miles East of Silverton7sSlocan  Mining Division of West Kootenav District. .  TAKE NOTICE that I, Alfred Driseoll as  A_. afei\tfor A-H Bremner, free miners. ce~-  tihcate No. GG385, intend. GO days after date  hereof, to apply to the Mining 'Recorder for  certiticates 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 before the issuance of such certilicate of improvements.  A.   DRISCOLL.  Dated this ..'th day of J une. 1S<>7. jol7-ngl< 6  THE   LEDGE.  Fourth  Year.  SPRING  SPECIALTY  PARSON'S   'POSSUM   STORY  De preacher���he -wuz settin' roun'  Wkl nublikin en sinner,  En callin' of a blessin' down  On dat big 'possum dinner.  C: S. RASHDALL,  Notary Public.  A, E. FAUQUIER.  is everything in the line  of Restaurant and Bar  Silverware. We handle  only the celebrated  ger Bros'  847  Knives, Forks, Spoons,  Ladles, Bar Spoons,  LemOn Knives, etc.  Special rates on all  such orders. See our  latest and most artistic  designs of jewelry.  ���<?  "fr  c  fr  t  BOURNE  BROS.,  DE; LERS IN  GENERAL  MERCHANDISE,  MINERS'  SUPPLIES,  DOORS,SASH,  OATSi  BRAN,   LTC.  NEW DENVER;  ���;'."':'���'������" ..'B.'_:G'.  ��� Dar's lot er 'possums up de tree���  Dey grows ez thick ez cotton ;  But dat one wuz so fat dat he  Ain't never been forgotten.  He lay dar. sliinin' wid de grease,  .   En brown ex all creation;  De preacher say, Til taste a piece,  Ez free like ez salvation.  He take one piece in dis heah han'.  En one piece in de udder, ,  En when my fork was 'bout to Ian'  He say, "Hoi still my brudder !''���������'  '���Befo'you pitches in ter eat  I gwine ter tell a story  ,Bout how dey cooks de 'possum meat  Fer all th_ saints in glory!"  Wid dat he swaller what he had,  'Twuk mos enough for.twenty,  En sayin', ''Dis heah's fur from* bad,"  He pile his plate wid plenty !  En talk! you necr hear de like!  'Twz wuss den any preachin',  En faster den de lightnin' strike  Fer 'possum he was reach!n'!  He switch clean off from every text���  Mos' had we sinners eryin';  You naver knowed what co'min' next,  But seen de 'possum gwine.  En fo' we had a chance ter wink-  It skasely seem a minute���  He fork fall in de big dish���' 4cl ink!"  En ain't no -possum in it.  He eats dat .possum���grease an' all,  r En never tell dat story  'Bout how dey cooks 'em in de fall  Fer dem ol' saints in glory.  ���-.-'���.'.' ���Atlanta Constitution.  RASHDA^^  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVERy B.C.  CORRES PONDENCE  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD  AND BONDED.  -L~. INVITED���   -  Complete lists of|elaims for sale.    Abstracts of claims, conveyancing  The  Windsor  Eestaurant  IN NEW DENVER,  Is one of the Best and Aged Cafes  in the  Silvery Slocan.  It was in operation when  i  All or Nothing-.  AMOS THOMPSON, W, D.  MITCHELL  Manager. Secretary.  r. b. Thompson, Notary Public  ThoinBsonsfflitcMliTliofflDsoii  NEW DENVER, B.C.  Mines and Mining Properties for  sale.    Abstracts/   &c.  Correspondence solicited.  Agents for Phcenix Insurance Co.  of London, Eng.      -  The driver of the stage,   which  was rolling  down  the  moun'ains as fast as six mules on the  gallop could keep ahead of it, may have noticed  that I was a littles nervous,"for after a bit he sooth  jnglysaid:���  No use to grip that railing so mighty hard  stranger. We shan't come to the danger p'int fur  half an hour yit. ��� ������.-���__  Then it's ahead ? I queried.  Yes, three miles ahead, and I may say fur your  benefit that hangin' on won't do a "hy "partickler  good.  But I don't want to slide off.  And you won't. If any thin' goes it'll be mules,  coach and the hull caboole altogether, and as the  drop is plump 800 feet you won't hev no use fur  arnica or stickih' salve arterwards  Was turned, against the country, and, now that the  gloom of the Argonaut days has disappeared, it looms  up brighter than ever as  .... A place :where any  . . . . appetite can be satiated.  COME EARLY AND AVOID THE RUSH. ->  The new addition to the������  LELAND  HOUSE  Makes it one of the Largest and most  Comfortable Hotels in Kootenay.  MRS. D; A. McDougald.  jn-_a._=_:xjs_p,        -...-.   -���'. ���   BO.:  Th Prosnectors  B.andon,  B. C,  ' A member of the Foa Company, who is a graduate of Vassar, went up into China town to pur"  chase some cuiios while the company was in San  Francisco. A particularly tigly young Chinese  Tvas sitting on a, little stool behind the counter in  a dark and dirty little shop that the young lady  entered to buy some punks. As the Chinese was  wrapping them up the young lady turned to her  companion and said in latin :���-  Isn't he a beauty ?��  Thanks.   I'm glad you think so, reijlied the.Chi-  nese in English without glancing.  Did he understand that i   she asked in: French.  Perfectly, said the Chinese. y:-yy"  The young lady smiled verv sweetly, and asked : -'-.--; :'���  Were you ever back East, John ?  Oh, yes;   I Was in New York four years, he replied; ' '.-"''���'-'  Did you hve on Mott street ?   '  Oh, no.   I lived at the Continental while I  wa8  taking the classical course at Columbia.   ,  Jacobson & Co,  U  '%fty  Assay Price List  Gold, Silver, or Lead.each   G >ld, Silver and Lead, combined���  G )ld and Silver   Silver and Lead.  Oopi>er (by Electrolysis)   Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead.   Gold and Copper   Silver and Copper   Gold, Silver and Copper. .-   Platinum   Mercury  .  Iron or Manganese.   Lime, Magnesium, Barium, Silica, Sulphur, each.'.'.   Bismuth, Tin, Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony,  Zinc, and Arsenic, each   Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash,  and pereentage of Coke, if Coking  Coal)   Terms: '.Casli With .Sample.  .) une 20th. ]��9o.  ��1.50  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  4 0  I had stopped over night with a Dakota picheer  in his sod shanty, and did notr awaken in the  morning until the family were stirring about.  Preserrtly I heard the wife say to the limband:���  Better wake him up, Jim.       - .      -  Yes.    .'���'���'''���  Better take a club in with you.  Snakes about ?  I saw two under his bed and another erawliu'  off, and mebbe he's one of the partickler sort and  don't like to step on snakes.  The man came in and whacked around and  killed two serpents, and then shook me by the  shoulder, and called:  Ee'.lo, you ! Better turn out and let me git at  that feller what's crawled  into  the  hole  in  the  wad!  J.K&  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Furnish Clothing-  ���: in the:���      f  -  Latest Style  ���: of the :���  Tailors flpt.  shops at THJR.EE FOEKS & SAN_3Gir  While Govenor Atgeld was going through the  Joliet penitentiary with the  board  of managers  one  day   this  summer he noticed a convict who  worked at soling shoes in a listless and slipshod  manner, and remarked,    "You don't seem to be  1 doing that work verv thoroughly, my man ? "See  here,'.'retorted the convict shoemaker. "I didn't  apply for this job, a d I'm not dead stuck on it,  anyway. If you don't like my work, I'm ready  to quit any time you say so.  FRANK DICK,  A ssn y����r .i ncl A n ;i I \ at  When in   Vancouver stop at the  Manor House. f  Agents for B.C. Sugar Refinery and  Boyal City Planing Mills.  NAKUSP, B,C.y      ~  New Denver.  TOBACCONIST,  NEWSDEALER,  and STATIONER,  Imported and Domestic Cigars, To-  baccoes, Fruits and Confectionery.  "PURNISHED ROOMS  TO LET*  By,_9ay or Week.  Mrs. A. J. Murphy.  SIXTH STREET  A steamboat is   to be  placed  on  Trout Lake this summer.  Ben Rainey has made a great strike  on Fish Greek, four claims all showing ore of good grade six to eight feet  wide-. ���afi_��_^_Si����3��^��^^^@BgmCKj^Bi^^ffiu  _U_r___M!-��_--_--*__ti___  -_r-^a_a_-8-S-_^g-___^*_^��___^^  Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  The  NOTICE.  Having purchased R.S."Wilson's,interest in  the Slocan Tailoring Business', and  -���removed to ther���  NOTICE is hereby given that we the under-  sighed intend,' 6'J days after date, to make  application, to' the.Chief Gonimissoner of Land  arid Works for permission to purchase 160  acres of land situated 8 miles north-east of  Nakusp "on Koos Kariack Creek, /on the north  shore of Upper Arrow Lake, West Kootenay  District, commencingat Initial Post No. 1,  south from No"; 1 post 40 chains, east thence 40  chains," north thence 40 chains, west to place  of,commencement.  LYLAND   McDOUGALD.  WILLIAM   HUSTON.  One door east-of the Postoffice,  with a first-class.line Of  in Scotch and Canadian Tweeds; . /  English, German and French  Worsteds; arid also a large variety  of Serges, Worsteds>t^renetian.s,  Trouserings, Etc., I wiil offer to my  customers special bargains in  Any orders you may favor me with  shall have my' best attention and  shaUbe much esteemed. .Satisfaction guaranteed.' ���' Only first-class  workmen employed..  Stakes dated 5th.of May,.18.97.  je3-ag3.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is.hereby; given that,80 days after date  I intend, to, apply to tlie Chief-Commissioner of  Lands arid Woods for a special license to cut and  carry away timber; on the��following described  lands: Commencing at aC post marked William  Mercier's northwest corner, situated pn the south  side of Wilson creek, abcut ^ mile from Rosehery,  thence south 120 chains, thence east 80 chains,  thence north 120 chains, thence west J80 chains to  initial post, containing 960 acres. ���'������;",  June 1st, 1897. WILLIAM ME RCIER.  NOTIOE.  ranging  New Denver, B.C.  M. A. WILSON,  Merchant Tailor^  HotelVevey  Dining Room and Bar. First-  class in every respect. Booms  well furnished. Trail opeii to  Ten and Twelve Mile r creeks.  Pack and Saddle: Animals to hire.'  ALLEN ^C^Y/Proprictors,  Vevey, Slocan:Lake, RC:rl  E. Parris & 0Oii  SLOCAN  CITY and^$^J:Mpj&;  A full line of Prospectors' and Miners  Supplies at Ten Mile Store.  NOTICE.  SIXTY days,-, after date I intend to apply to  the Chief: Cornmissioner of Lands and.  Works for permission to purchase 169 acres of  land more or l_s_. described.as follows:���Beginning at a po,st planted on the West or right  bank of Wilson Creek, about J of a mile frorii  its mouth; ..and; marked S. E. Corner A. M.  Wilson, thence along the East Boundary line of.  298.G 1. North, about 45') feet to a post mark-y  ed N. E. Corner of Lot 298. G. 1,; 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 40 chains more or less to Bank of  Wilson Creek; thence foUowing meanderings  of Wilson Creek in a southerly direction to  place of beginning. Containing by admeasurement 190 acres more" or less.  .���.'���'���'���' A.   M.   WILSON. -.  Rosehery, B.C , 28th May je3-ag3  YTOTICE is hereby given that James Delaney,  *���' of the town of New Denver, in the County  of Kootenay, and Province of British Colum"  bia, Merchant, has, in pursuance bf the "Credi"  tors Trust Deeds Acts' 1890,7 and:* amending  Acts, made an - assignment to me, ; Joseph  Irwin, of the said, town of Ne'w'^DenveTj  accountant, for the general 'benefit fof, yhis  creditors, of all his personal' estate" "capable of  hieing 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 Irwin, on the 25th day of-May,  A.D.1897.  All creditors are required to forward full  particulars of their claimsi proved byafiidavit  or declaration, to Joseph Irwin, New Denyer,  B.C., on or before the 80th day of June, A.D.  18Q7; after which date I will proceed to distribute the assets of the said James Delaney  among the creditors oi whose claims I shall  have received notica. but willnot be responsible for the claims of any person who fails to  present his claim in due form on or before that  .date.  Dated at New Denver, B.C.,  the 26th day of May, A;D. 1897.  JOSEPH:  IRWIN,,  ��� o-' Trustee.;  miner's certificate No. 77854, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a. certificate of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of  the above claims: . A..  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.  my27-jy27 CHARLES MOORE.  k  NOTICE.  SITTING of the County Court of Kootenay  will be hold en at New .-Denver, on Thursday the 29th July, 1897, at 11 o'clock iii the forenoon.   . ��� ���    . " ���" .,'';. y -".'-'."::;;''  E.   T.   H.   SIMPKINS,  Acting Registrar of,the Court.  Dated at Nelson, 3rd June, 1897;  ADELA MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan M-hirii^ ^Plvia&Vbf West  Kootenay District on the Galena ^a-Tri south of  Silverton, B. C.. . .     .* :. yyS.f:,.^.,  TAKE NOTICE the we the';unde. B^-_l Ada J.  Brown, free miner's certificate.Nb^4^27aiid  James O Bolander, free miners; certificate No  65,906 and William Thomlinson, free miner's certificate No 74,007, intend sixty days from date  hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a cer-  tficate of imp-iovements for the purpose of obtaininga 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. 1897.       ju 2_y  ,HALTON CHIEF MINERAL 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 Porks:  rpAKE NOTICE-tmat I, M. J Meeker, acting  1 as agent for E. S. Graham, free.miner, certificate No. 80480,- intend f sixty days, from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crowugraiit for the above  claim. ���'.::���   ,.;���'��� ���  And, further take notice, that action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of said certificate of improvements.     ;  M. J. MEEKER.  ������; Dated this, 22nd day of May, 1897. jy27  CAZUBAZUA  MINERAL   CLAIM.  i SPECIAL MEETING of the. Stockholders  f*- of the Sunshine Mining Compai-yi Liriiited*  Liability, will be held at -the Concentrator,  Three _?orks,   B. C,    on  the   Third iday of  NOTICE ds-hfereby given that 30 days after date-  : 'I intend'taapply to the Chief Commissioner  of-Lands-and Works for a special licence to   T n    ,������������..   .  m    ,       , -,    -,   **��� . *     ,.  CutSndc^-rrV'yway timber on the following de-, ?u-y,1897Vat /Twelve o'clock^M.,; for the pur.  scribed lands-.-commencing at a post  marked   ���-���'>-* *��� ��- ���*������ *-- ~-A1   S. B,4 Headers'south-east corner, situated about  two miles north of Wharton's saw mill on west  side of Slocan lake;; theii.e 'west 120 ��� chains;  thence ribi'th-80c.hairis 5 thence east 120 chains;  thence south 80 chains to initial post, containing  960 acres. .-'���"��� '.-"'  S.B.HENDEE.  May 29th, 1897. jelp-jylO  QIXTY days after date I intend to apply  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for  to the  O   ...      _"  permission to purchase the following^deseribed  land situated on Snow Creek,^abojt.^three b_riiles.  from the Columbia river: Commencing at Vj^st'  marked W. A. Harrison's northfwest corner, post;  and running east 40'chains, thence south '40  chains, thence west 40 chains, thence,north ,4p  chains to pointof commencement,arid containing  160 acres of land more, or less.  Willtam" Alfred Harrison, y  Nakusp, West Kootenay, ,,  14th April, 1897. ap29-je29  NOTICE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that 60 days from date  li I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works fbrpermissiOn to purchase 320:  acres on the Gblumbia river bonimeneing at a post  planted alongside S. Walker's northwest corner  post, thence running north 40 chains, thence east  80 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence west 80  chains to" the point, of commenceriient, containing  320 acres more or less. .  Ellen McDougald.  Nakusp, April 20,;1897. ap29-je29  NOTICE.;  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date  I Intehd to appiy<;tO"the Chief Commissioner of  yLandS-anW Woid-8^ fbraSpecial license to cut and  carry away timber on the. following described  j lands*, ^Commencing:., at a post, marked. Raoul  Green's southeast corner; situated on the south  side of .Wilson creek, about 4�� miles from The  Fotks/abbiit sixteen miles from Roseberry, running "thence 120 chains north,.thence 80 chains  west,{theiice -I20'chainS _outh,thence 80 chains  east to initial post, containing 960 acres.  RAOUL OREEN,  June 1st, 1897. Sandon* B. G.  posa of .granting van. option *or authorizing a  sale of alLor a parfc of the 'Company's assets  in the Province of British Columbia.  Dated at Detroit, Michigan; U.S A., '  ; this 25th day of May, 1897.  W. H. YAWKEY,  Secretary.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  , Kootehay District. Where located: On Four  ; Mile creek about 4 miles east of the town of  ! Silverton.  TAKE NOTICE that I, David Bremner, acting  as agent for George Fairbairn, free miners'  certificate No. 79256, and Frank .Culver, free  miners' certificate No.'66005 intend sixty days  from the date hereof to ;apply;-M.'Afte----u__iu'g  Recorder for a certificate ,of .jm^b^ments  for the purpose of obtairig'"ft. Cr6tii-��fwailt of  the above claim. ;���'  , And further take notice, thatfaction," under  Section 37"mu..t be commenced- before" t.he issuance of such certificate bf imprbvetriejits.  DAVID  BREMNER.  Dated this loth day of June, 1897. jel6-agll)  WAKEFIELD   5IINERAL   CLAIM. > '  NOTICE  NOflCE.  ^VTOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after  _lN date I iriteridto apply to the Chief .Commissioner of r_ands and Works, for permission to  purchase 100 acres of land, more or less situated  about."_�����" miles south of New Denver, on east shore  of;SlocanLake, West Kootenay, B.C. Commencing at J. C. Harris'S.W. corner, thence north 80  chains, thence west to mineral claim 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. Harris.  ap29-je29  AlSPECIAL MEETING of the Stoc^kliolders  ^ of the Cumberland'' Mininig' ;Coin'pdny,  Liiriited, Li'abili-y, will/be held a't'tHe^Odiicariw  trator, Three Forks, B. C, on thb ���ftTliifd:  day of July, 1897, at eleven o'clock, a m., for  the purpose of granting"an option or authorising a sale x>�� all or part of the Company's assets  irithe Province of British Columbia.  Dated at Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A., |  ;  'this 25th day of May, 1897.  .1; W.H. YAWKEY,  Secretary,  NOTICE.  Dated April 22nd, 1897.  TTOTICE is hereby given that thirty duiys after  ll datel intend to apply^ to the Chief Cornmissioner of Lands;an'd W^rks; for a special license  to cut and carry away, timber on the following  described lands:, Comriienciiig at a post marked  Miles Carroll's isbutheast corner, situated on the  south side, bf Wilson creek, about 4.V: miles from  the forks, about. 16 miles from Rosebery, running  40 chains east, 120 chains north, 80 chains west,  120 chains south, 40 chains to initial post, con-,  tain ing 960 acres.  June 1st, 1897. MILES CARROLL.  NOTICE.  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  carry away timber on the following desciibe-l  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 CO chains north,  thence 40 chains west, thence 6 > 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.  TVTOTICE is hereby given that sixty (60) days  li after date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and W01 ._s for permission to  piurchase 160 acres of land commencing at a post  marked L. P. S's N.E. Corner, thence 40 chains  south, thence 40 chains west, thence 40 chains  north, thence 40 chains east to pointof commencement, near Fennell and Four Mile creeks, Slocan  district, and adjoining the ground staked by Thos.  Abriel  LUTHER PRESCOTT STARRATT  ���VTOTICE is hereby given that sixty (60) ; days  li after date I in end'td.apply to the.Chief Com-,  missioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase 160 acres of land commencing at a post  marked "T.a's" N. W. Comer, running thence  40 chains east, thence 40 chains south, thence 40  chains west, thence 40 chains to point of commencement, near the junction of Fennell and  Four Mile creeks, Slocan district.  THOS. ABRIEL.  Dated April 14,1897.  ap22-ju22  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where located: On Four  ;Mlle Creek about 4 miles east bf the town of  Silverton.  TAKE NOTICE that I, David Bremner, acting  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),a_-tenil~_-xty^ dayi  pfrom the date hereof to:'_��t��]pl^.>tijjKthJe?Miri_ng  ^Recorder for i a ce'rtifioa)t-iii -of..Oim.pro.ve--  inents for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the above claim;  ���And further take notice that ractioh under  Section 37 must be commenced:'beforb'the issuance of such certificate of improvements..  DAVID  BREMNER.  Dated this 10th day of June, 1897. jelO-aglC  HIDDEN   TREASURE   MINERAL   CLAIM.  *����� n B-T-gOt tttrwr* *��**#-_.-���.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  MARCH   MINERAL   CLAIM.  Dated Apjil 14,1897.  ap22-ju23  APPLICATION  FOR   LIQUOR  LICENSE.  IjJOTICE is hereby given that thirty days after  ll date the undersigned will'apply to the  Stipendiary magistrate of West Kootenay for  a license to sell liquor by retail at his hotel,  near Aylwin, on Ten Mile creek, Slocan Dis'  trict.  PAT STRATFORD.  May -0.1897- my-n-je.O  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay Distriot. Where located:���On  Slocan Lake, adjoining the Town of Silver-  ton on the south.  rpAKE NOTICE that I, C. W. Callahan, Frea  1 Miner's Certificate No. 74615, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  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. 894 >f> and  John ' McNeill,   free  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,  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 Grant of the above claim.  Arid 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-ag.'i  JO-JO   MINERAL   CLAIM.  Situate  in the  Slocan   Mining Division   of  West Kootenay District.   Where located ;y  On North Fork of  Carpenter Creek, about  five miles above Throe Forks.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Thomas Sinclair Gore,  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 for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance 01 such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 26th day of May, 1897.  T.   S.   GORE.  OTICE  rTICE is hercbj'' given that 60 days from date  we will apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for the privilege of taking 500  inches of of water from Cory creek to be used for  irrigating and other purposes Allen's creek runs  through Allen & Cory^s pre-emption, near Ten  Mile creek on Slocan lake.  Dated April 21,1*97  A LLEX & CORY  apr2_ _u_2 8  THE   LEDGE.  Fourth  Year.  MINING  RECORDS,  Recorded at New Denver,  Transfers and Locations:  ' ASSESSMENTS.  the   Assessments  June 8  Bermuda and Cuba���Al Behne    <  Okanagan and Diamond Cross���Dardanelles  Mining Co  Bellingham���Alex Ferguson  Svea���F S Andrews  Bismark���Ellen Bongard et al  Sunlight Fraction���Wm L Pannell  , Bonanza���David Sutherland  Ottawa No 2���Thos Mulvey  Brantford���W R Clement  June 9 ,./'������'  Ramsay���F J Morrison  Evening. Star���Wm Thomlinson et al  Morning Star No 4���W R Clement et al  Black Bess No 3���J Saulter  Free Gold-V C Rackliff  Jo Jo���Thos Trenary  Ruby Trust, Silver Chief, Kentucky Girl .Silver  Cup and Comstock���M Maurier et al  June 10     ������'/������  Emblem, Pin acle���FPO'Neil  Freddie Lee Fraction, Little Joint���W S  Gur-  nee . ��� --.-���'������' ;���������������'  Albion���W Chough  Scotia���W Wilcox  Victor���S Landerbaek  Butterfly���A R Marino  Chicago���Jno Bulko .,  NeAv Castle���Mike Millan  Vancouver No 4 and  Dewdhey���Nicholas Mc-  Kion-  ���" ",       -.-.���-.:���  ���-.  Black BessNo 2 Mrs JennieKnapp  Twin Sister No 2 arid No 1 Frank Provost  Silver Button���M J Walsh  Florence���C A Holland et al  Junell.  Annie���W D Thompson  Whatcom and Bon Ton���Wm Findlay     ���  Dixie Hummer���-E J Hickey     ,  Margbiy and Oylimpia���Jno Jarvis  Iowa���Daniel Kelleher ���-"..'  Junel2 ..'���;.��� ������;���  Nonpariel, Ironsides and Seattle���W C McLean -:,';:.:;-������'.-..       ���'"���"-. ..A ���."  Dele ware Fraction and Flagstaff���DK McDonald  Lancaster���HSilbus  Cascade���V C Rackliffe  Double Standard���G E Scott  Sunshine No 4���PLiriquist  Wliite Swan���D G McCuaig  Black Eagle���PLindquist  Young Dominion���C D McPhersen  Revelstoke���Thos Koski      ;'  Semaphore; Prickley Hornet, Snow Bird and  Tontine���Slocan Queen M & M Co     '.'���'���'".  Dido, Lucky Jack, Libby���Thos Elliot et al  June "14  Tiger No 6���John Popham etal V"  Scorpion���Thos Andrews  St. Louis���Chas Brand  Cariboo and Rambler���The Rambler and Cariboo Consolidated Gold and Silver Mining Co  Mystic Bell and Brindle���Carter H Brindle  Inverness���John Brown  Cromwell���Michael .Mc Andrews  to A G Wilson���The Midas, Aprd  J Combina-  Junell -.---���'.-  Charles Grant to James Santen-4 Lake View  No 2, Feb 17.15500  Louis Heekmari tc Richard Roberts���Snowshoe,  JunelO.fl  H :A Wright, Joseph Franz, B V Risdon and  N W fFessler to H A Barton���agreement to sell  The Three Guardsmen and Clipper, June 8  W H Robertson to Michael Grady���J Emily  Edith, June 11, $2500  Robt AiBradshaw to Geo Broughall���i Wild  Jim, June 9, $1  John Carrabar to Louis J Lebert���J Smuggler,  May 29,$1  Same to Frank Savage���J Smuggler, May 29/  June 14  F H Young  i6, a  Matt Dolan to John B Harrington  tion, June 5, SO.   ���  John McNeill and Allan M Walker to SK  Green���Hard Scrabble and Hidden Treasure,  March 23, $1  Wm Radpath to Elmer Everett���Silver Bud,  June 12, $17.50  : Ben j Steele to Geo W Hughes���2/16 Dunderberg,  Oct 17, $300  AD Coplen to same���The Apex No 2, January  30,-;$i..-- ',' \   -'���  ���   .' ���'���   ..- .  - " .... /  LOCAL   BREVITIES.  A small party enjoyed,' a social hop in the Williamson block Monday night.  Tuesday evening a reception was tendered Rev.  A. M. Powell by the Methodist congregation and  citizens generally, in 'the church, and a happy  evening spent.  . The Bolander cottage. is completed, and the  family there installed. It is one of the handsomest homes in the Slocarii a credit to the builder  and a deserved comfort to the occupants.  After July 1st. two trains a day will be 'ran'on  the Nakusp road to Sandon. The boat will make  connections at Rosbery both morning and afternoon , making two .trips a day to Slocan City.  A bridge.across Carpenter creek was put in last  week and travel to Silverton is renewed.   The  opening of the trail to Ten  has made travel by ipack  New Denver.  Mile from Four Mile  animal ^possible from  The body of John Pierce, the prospector whose,  death up the South Fork was reported in last  week's! Pay streak, was found by" his-erstwhile  partners on Friday last. As is now clearly apparent, Pierce must never have recovered from  the unconsciousness rerulting from his injuries,  in which his partner left him, and it is very probable he died shortly after. -On-.returning," however, Wallace, in his excitement, had wrongly  directed those who were summoned to the unfortunate man's assistance, and consequently a  considerable time was spent in vainly searching  in the wrong direction.. "Wallace and Kelly  returned on Saturday and telegraphed a report to  the coroner, who was in Nelson. Beyond his  having worked in the Enterprise and having  prospected with the Elliott boys up Lemon creel-  last summer, little is known of Pierce's ariteced-  ents, although he had on brie occasion made the  statement that he had no connections, as his  connections in the old country had all died.  LOCATIONS.  June 7 ''....'  Look Aloft���Nemo, Thos H Keernan, D A McKay, Duncan McPherson  Mountain Con���Lemon, J V Purviance  JuneS  Hattie���Payne mountain, M H McCord  Delki���Carpenter, Joseph McGibbons  Washago���Wilson, John R Miller    '  Stevens���same, H McKenzie  Mona���Four Mile, Peter Columbus  Alta���same, D J McDonald  Atlas���syme, DK McDonald  Jubilee���same, M RW Rathborne  .Lake View Fractional���Silverton, J M M Bene-  du n -  Trade Dollar���Carpenter, Wm Hiltsley  Jubilee���Lemon, J H Yates  Portland���Evans, Ed Brown  June 9  C,-on_artley Boy���Ten Mile, Benj Dunlop and  Jno Sodaski  Lucky���same, Benj Dunlop  Slavonic���Glacier creek, Mike Shalka  Comet���Carpenter,  W  Henderson and  A   D  McGinty -  Abigail���same, Robt Taylor and T S Gore  Rainbow���Between Twelve Mile and Springer  creeks, H A Hicks  June 10  Lake View���Carpenter, Joseph F Godbout  Jemima���Sold creek, Jas Campbell and Geo  McLean  Blue Bell���same, Geo Taggart, Geo McLean  and Wm Mather  Cracker Jack���Lemon, R D Kennedy and  Nicholas McKean  Jackdaw���same, Joseph Law, R D Kennedy  and Nicholas McKean  Durby���same, R D Kennedy  Noonday���same, Geo Bulko  Iron Cap���same, Jas Hunt  TRANSFERS.  June 8  H A Miller to H A Wright���J Boomerang, Jan  in, SI  A D Williams and D C McDonald to the Slocan,  Cariboo M & D Co- all interest in Keystone and  Evening Star, May 4, $25,000  W J Elliott to The Slocan Gold and Silver  Mining Co��� \ Ruby May and ^ The Dido, Lucky  Jack, Libby, Evening Star No 1, the Skylight  and the Denbigh, May 21. $1000  A S Reed to C A Teasdale����� Gething, June 7,  31  I    Ladies go to Miss Cameron for dress-  I making:.   Work guaranteed.    At F.  Pyman's, Sixth St. f  A car load of Chatham wagons has  just arrived iii New Denver for  Bourne Bros.  A carload of Sash and Doors and  one of Oats and Feed at Bourne Bros.  APPLICATION FOE LIQUOR  LICENSE.  NOTICE is hereby given that thirty days from  date the undersigned will apply to the  Stipendiary Magistrate of West Kootenay for  a license to sell liquor by retail at their hotel  in Silverton, Slocan district. West Kootenay.  BRANDON & BARRETT.  Silverton, May 17.  C. D. Rand;  D. S. Wallbridge  Sandon, B.C.  Mining and Stock Brokers,  Notaries Public and Conveyancers.  Mines bought and sold. Stocks for sale in all B. C. Mines.  Official Brokers for Wonderful Group Mining Co., Buffalo  Mining Company. Kootenay Agents for stocks in St,  Keverne,.. Mining Co., Slocan-Reciprocity Mining Co.,  Arlington Con. M. & S. Co.  Announcement  ��  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 coun-  Flirniture, Carpets, Oilcloths  Window Shades and   .    .    .  House Furnishings  of all descriptions. If you  are wanting anything in the  above lines give me a trial  . order and you will be convinced that you will save  money by doing so.  J. J. SEHL.  s.a."w _m:iiliX  Opposite New Denver, is now in operation.       Orders promptly filled.  Address letters to New Denver.  TINSMITH AND PLUMBER,  Galvanized Iron Air Pipe.       Metal Roofing and all kinds of Mining and  Job Work.        Slocan Avenue, next to Denver House.  Agency,  The Now Mining Laws.  Mining  Brokers  and  Real   Estate Dealers.  ocan  J une 9  W IE Gowra to Wai  June 7, $lf>0  D  Thoni'vson���i Annie,  Correspondence Solicited  We are in receipt of the Directory of Mines for  May, 1897. published by the Mining Record, Limited Liability, P.O. drawer 57, Victoria, B.C.  The book contains the only complete synopsis  of the mining laws of British Columbia yet pub-  lished.with amendments passed at the late session  of the Legislature, carefully compiled by Archer  Martin, barrister-at-law, Victoria, B. C. In addition to the above, much useful in formation relating to mines and mining generally is included  in the May number; so that it is at present ������  most valuable work for ni ung men to be  the market.  A Hot One.  the  found  in  Single copies,  price for the  fifty  four  M Bartlett to same���1 Annie. Nov 8. $200  Ira    V Black, John Estabrook, Joseph Hoskins,  Wm T Hancock to J S Lawrence���the New Col-.  nmbia, April 19, ��1  Henrv  P Jenkin  Smith. M;iv_-.-_\r>0  to  Alice  Trehorv-  Bclle  S. T. WALKER & SONS,  Bolander Block,  New Denver, B.C.  For sale at all book stores,  cents. Annual subscription  quarterly issues, %a.50.  Parties wishing to know the state of the mining  laws as they stand to day should procure a copy  of the work.  Robie, Denver's new merchant  tailor, is at. present located next door  to Hoben.3 store, and guarantees  every thing made in his establishment to be O.'K. or no sale.  A female cook wanted at Slocan  Hospital, "   '     '   ,  Here is the way a Texas paper puts it:   uWhen  you ask a man to subscribe for your paper and he  says:   Oh! I never read niuh, besides times are  too plagued tight,' for God's sake apologize to him  for the mistake and leave him.   Life is too short  to waste time in trying to teach a mule to sing  soprano. All gentlemen now a-days read newspapers���and lots of them Show us a man who  lives in a town or county and never subscribes for  the newspaper published there, and we will _how  you a man whose head is shaped like a piece of  pie, with the point up, and whose ignorance is  only exceeded by his gigantic gall. A local newspaper is an institution that works every day and  night, and every decent man in the community  is in honor bound to assist in its support. The  great trouble is that some swell-headed galoots  fancy they are making the editor a present when  thay take his paper. We have the profoundest  sympathy for the man who lives in a town for  years ana never subscribes for his home paper. If  that 'poor fellow was to encounter an idea in a  lane, he would 'turn and fly the other way. with  the tail of his garment beating the aimosphere.  One of them hasn't common sense enough to keep  warm in hades."  The Revelstoke Herald is preparing a souvenir  which will deal principally with the mines and  prospects of North Kootenay.   It will be in book  lorm and will no doiibt be very interesting.


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