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 Vol  IV. No. 36!  NEW DENVER, B. C., JUNE 3,  1897.  Price $2.00 a Year.  ROSSLAND AS SHE IS.  Weather, Emerald Tints and Budding:  Spring: the Absorbing: Topics.  CRISP BATCH OF WINING NEWS.  [By our own Correspondent.]  RoSrX ini>, May 29.���The wbather is the all ab  sorbing topic juBt now. It has been sweltering  indoors, but outdoors the heat has been tempered  by a delightful breeze. The hills are nrnv-taking  on an emerald tint with the budding of ..spring  vegetation, with dark patches here and there  where the fires of last summer killed the trees.  While we cannot boast of any scenic grandeur,  such'as is so common in the Slocan country; our  view is an extensive and animated one, dotted as  it is with mine buildings and fine residences on  the opposite side of the valley. Rossland is fast  becoming a city of suburbs.  I here the Rob Roy -group, oil Deer Park mountain, about itwo miles southwest of the city, has  been sold. I don't think the consideration was  very large, as the group is comparatively undeveloped. The four claims .comprising the' group  are theRph.Roy, Bruce. Cornet and'Lady Taylor. The new owners, Messrs. Barber, Cross and  Boulton, intend to develop the claims forthwith.  They are well situated, the Red Moutitain Railway touching two of the claims.  A deal is proceeding, and lam just informed  has been consummated, for the purchase of the  Vanderbilt and Hand Fraction, two claims situated about a mile and a half,east of the city, adjoining the Mascot and near the Commander.  The consideration is $6000. Some very good  specimens from the fraction was shown me today,  the ore being eimilar iu appearance to the product  of the-War. Eagle.' Messrs.M. J. Hand andChap-  man are the sellers. , >; ���   ���   .-.,.'  formed themselves ; into a' stock exchange \ in  affiliation with the Board of Trade. The only  condition attached is that members of the exchange must be members of the Board of Trade.,  the annual fee being .<10. The Board of Trade  will hire larger premises for the joint Use of both  organizations, -charging the ^exchange a small  monthly sum (bi* expenses of rental and necessary  outlays. The calls will be open to the public and  none but legitimate sales will be permitted. The  new exchange will be in working order inside of  two weeks.    *  Experts and agents of wealthy syndicates are  coming in daily and several first class properties  have been examined by them with a view to  purchase. But while it is comparatively easy to  sell a good mine at tolerably high figures, it is  hardly possible' to give away an undeveloped  claim.   The experts simply won't look at it.  KOSSLAND LOCAL NEWS.  They have typhoid fever in the gulch at Trail  and the |cause is laid at the door of Rossland on  account of Ihe contamination of Trail creek as it  passes through here. Our city council promises  to amend the existing slate of things by carrying  the sewerage to the Columbia river, seven miles  away.  The people of Rossland will have-to put up a  lot of money before Mayor Scott's terms is out.  Besides these bjg schemes and the very extensive  grading now going on all over the townsite, there  is a question of big salaries to city officials. Mayor  Scott says he promised during' the campaign to  pay the highest rate of wages if elected. He was  elected, _nd that fact shows that the citizens are  (or were) in favor of high wages. The city solicitor is to have ??200 a month, the clerk, rate collector, engineer and others $150 a month, and so on  in like proportion down to the corporation laborers, whose pay at &3 a day will average over $75 a  month. Where there are so many out of work a  wiser and more humane plan would be to put on  more men at less pay. The mayor, can hardly  take much credit to himself for paying such high  wages. He is doing it with*other people's money.  I guess he would not be so delightfully ready yjo  fork out similar payments from his own pockets.  /���"  '���'   -.'.   '. * Diogenes  f Settled at Last.  THE BLACK DIAMOND.  Not of Slocan but a  Nevertheless!  Great Mine  HUSTLING    CAMP    AINSWORTH.  (Special  In the present  The.Great Western, almost adjoining Corbin's  townsite, and in clo?e proximity- to Rossland's  cemetery, has come into some fine ore which assays $36 in gold and carries a considerable quantity of copper. The shaft is down-about -60feet  and this strike was made at the: bottom. The  Centre Star, oue of the oldest mines in the camp,  is likely to become one of the richest. The splendid ore body at the westend of the main, tunnel is;  very rich, assaying aii the. way from $26 to |-1_0.  in gold, the greater portion being"free-millmg1 and  concentrating. The crosscut' which ,��� intersects  this lode has been run north and south of the tunnel for 75 feet without finding ieither of the walls,  thus showing probacy the biggest, or widest body  of mineral in this district.  Free gold is also being mined in the Jumbo,  some of the specimens being encrusted with gold  in a very beautiful manner, and whichy it is  stated, wijl run into the thouBfcrtdd of dollars to  the ton. The .C.'iff mine is also looking better  than ever, the ore being celebrated for ita high  percentage of copper. Colonel .Wharton, the  chief owner, was back here last. week from  Georgia, where he has bought a gold hiine. It  was such a familiar sight to see the colonel jogging along Columbia avenue on his well-groomed  horse that it brought back the days of '96. when  Colonel Wharton was, after l>avid Stussi, probably the most prominent man in Rossland. He is  one of the owners of the Reco, Up your way.  The Northern mineral claim on O. K. mountain  two miles west of the city, has struck a live-foot  vein of good ore assaying #2^ to the ton, with a  high percentage of copper.  Murphy creek is keeping up with the other  camps in rich strikes and developing bonanzas.  A fine ore body^ has been opened up on the Sudbury- The Heather Beir will soon. be a shipper,  and other claims are looking so well that the permanency of that camp is assured. "  The bond held by G. F. Tanner, of Spokane,  on the Prospector group has be��-�� forfeited, Mr.  Tanner alleging that he could not get the whole  group included in the bond, some of the owners  declining to come in at the price offered by Mr.  Tanner���-1000 for each of the four claims. This  group, which is situated on the high ridge west of  Little Sheep creek, about two miles east of the  Dewdney trail and three miles north of the Red  Mountain railway, has two immense ledges running northwest and southeast, while there is a  quarts ledge running nearly north and south.  The biggest ledge, over 20 feet wide, is covered  with the usual iron cap, and a shaft on the Prospector, down about 12 feet, shows a clearly defined  hanging wall, with no footwall yet found. The  lour claims mentioned in the bond were the Prospector, Little Flo. Handy and Yictoria. The  group now consists of seven claims���the above  four and the Dolly Varden, Plymouth Rock and  New Orleans, the last named being close to the  Big Four No. 1.  The members of the defunct Stock Exchange  who had paid up all dues have received the greater  part of their $50 entrance fee back again, only > 12  per member having been used up, and the Exchange is as dead as a red herring. There were  54 members, but the majority of these came to the  decision that a stock exchange did the camp  more harm than good, and decided to disincorporate. There was probably some little jealousy  on the part of many brokers at the success of certain other brokers in making sales at nearly  every call while they themselves did no business  whatever. So much was this the case that the  Rossland Stock Exchange reports were merely so  much advertising for one or two firms of brokers.  At the invitation of J. J. Franklin, secretaryjof-  lhe Board of Trade, twenty firms of brokers, most  of them   members of  the  late  Exchange, have  The litigation of George J. Atkins and J. B.  McArtlnir against Felix Hughes and the Idea  mineral claim, one of the Mollie Hughes group  of Claims, in the Slocan District, which gained  so much notoriety some years ago, has been  settled. Judge Drake on motion issued a.n  order prohibiting the County Court from dealing with the case, and the plaintiffs carried it  to the Supreme Court at Victoria. Now after  a lapse of nearly two years, and. the plaintiffs  failing to bring.the case to trial, Messrs; Bod-  well & Irving, solicitors for Felix Hughes;  : asked the Supreme Court at Victoria a few  days ago for a dismissal of the case, and the  X-burt granted it.v ;     -      "* >    ::   *���' . :���.:��� ,.-v  TO OPEBATE  THE  WHARTON  MILL  The Wharton saw mill across the lake from  New Denver, after standing id.'e for many  months, is to be put In operation at once.  A force of men is at work putting things in  readiness and in ten days it is expected to be  cut-i-ig. Messrs. Miller & Brisbois, old and  experienced lumbermen, have leased the plant  lor a period of two years, and they expect to  run a double force of men if necessary to supply the demand for lumber.  TUNNEL. SHAFT, DUMP.  Thirty men are working1 at the  Rew.  The Wonderful is shipping- to Tacoma.  The Argo will make a shipment  this week.  S. M. Wharton has gone to Georgia  to buy a gold mine.  Work has been commenced on the  Bonanza on Six Mile creek.  A wagon road is to be built from  the Pajme to the Best mine.  Several good strikes have recently  been made along Four Mile, creek. ,  A strike of clean ore has been made  on the Cliff, a claiin adjoining the  Standard on Four Mile.  English capitalists are negotiating*  for the California, and it is likely  they will obtain a three-quarter interest in it and the Clipper.  Work commenced this week-on the  Arlington, Meteor, Sultana. Alpine,  Silver Wreath. About 40 men are  employed on the different properties.  A. D. Coplen is in town. He has a  deal on for the Cube, a claim close to  the Fre'ddie Lee. If he does not sell  it he and his partner will work it  themselves.  Liodce .Correspondent.);  excited scramble to Rossland,  Slocan City, Quartz Creek or some other camp  with few or-no shipping mines, older camps', such  as Ainsworth. are being overlooked b3r the boomers and newspaper paragrapher. Nevertheless  the old Hot Springs camp,the first camp on Kootenay lake, and now familiarly known a-? Ainsworth i is in as progressive a position to-day as  probably any camp in British Columbia. There  is no semblance of a real estate or building boom  but with one or two exceptions her mines are all  working and most of them are shipping' ore.  On"the Tariff, a property belonging- to the  Omaha Grant Smelting 'Company,'-15'.men- are  developing. On the Mile Point new pumps and  machinery are being -placed in position and it is  the intention to largely  increase the number of  men employed soon. The Maestro, a property on  the Black Diamond lead, belonging to McCune is  being,developed with a small force. The Albion,  bonded to J. M. Moore of Spokane, a crosscut to  tap the ledge at 350 feet which _3 now in 300 feet.  On the Number One about 20 men are working  and the property is a regular shipper. The Little  Mamie, under the same management as the Black  Prince, is working 12 men with Jack O'Neil as  foreman. The Highland has more ore blocked  out and is in a better position to ship than any  property in the camp and it was something of a  surprise ro the Ainsworth people when work was  stopped a few weeks ago.* No statements were  made and no explanations offered by the management, but the reason is now clearly apparent.  Surveys have been made for a tramway and concentrator and as the mine is a concentrating proposition^ no ore will be taken out until they are in  a position to mill their own ore. _  ' A rather important discovery was* made on this  property not long ago. A drift on the ledge was  run for 150 feet, taking out all the way a streak 8  ���feet-wide'-which was supposed to contain nothing  but iron or iron pyrites. A. Stalberg took,-.,a  isamp'.e for assay ana to everyone's surprise found  it to containx64 in gold to the ton. Average assays-give $7 tq the-ton, and although the rock  taken out already is lost, the discovery is important. ' ��� ,,.       .'-,���'. ���* y'.      -yyy- y;'������,: ,;���'���; .  -'  Ihe concentrator on Woodbury creek is working spasmodically,but it is rumored that tlie mine  if not at all what is is cracked up w be.    Herbert  Cuthbert lately bonded a property across the lake  and has put six or seven man to work to run a  tunnel.   Some good assays have been gotten from  the surface ancttheledgeis a very promising One.  Quite a number of other properties  besides those  mentioned |are  working  and as an example of  what mining is actually being done a brief sketch  of the Black Diamond property would probably  be fit.i:ig here. The property consisting of two full  eiaimsanda fraction,  Little Phil,  Black Diamond and Little Donald, located under the old  laws and consequently only 50') feet wide, contain  three strong ledges.   T. M. Gibson is superintend-  ant and J. P. Miller, foreman.    Both have established reputations which require no  comment.  Under a former management, men who were apparently rather indifferent miners, a shaft was  sunk on the Little Donald some 150 feet. This was  said to have some very good ore at the bottom but  as it was for some time  disused' and had  caved  badly in places the statement was doubted.    The  company placed pumping and hoisting machinery m position and on cleaning it out found two  and a half feet of good ore at the bottom.   As this  old shaft was too crooked and wet to be of much  use the company decided to sink an incline on the  vein, which is now in 30 feet, with good ore rtght  from the surface.   It is the intention to sink this  shaft 300, feet,  and 12 men are-working on each  shift.   On the Black Diamond a crosscut has been  run in, crossing the second vein.on  the property  at about 60 feet and tapping the third at 165 feet.  On the No. 3 vein drifts have been run north and  J south 100 and 159 feet and show five feet of of sort-  ore in the breast.   In the north drift an upraise of  95 feet to the surface has been made. -1     A 50-foot  incline has  been sunk and drifts and an upraise  from the lower tunnel will be. run.     On the Little  Phil drifts will be run to meet those on the Black  Diamond from a shaft 50 feet down.    A. tunnel to  tap the ledge-at 150 feet is now in 50 feet and is to  be pushed ahead as rapidly as possible.      Three  hundred  feet of work has been done on a lower  joint tunnel to cut all   three  veins, tapping the  ledge No. 3 at 350 w ith 300 feet depth.     Work on  this tunnel had to bo discontinued some time ago  on  account of water, but it will now be pushed  rapidly.   There are altogether 1200 feet of development done on the property  and 50 men are engaged.   With the completion of a new bunkhouse  "and a dining room now  under construction, the  force will be increased to 80 men and the property  worked on a large scale.    Regular shipments are  being made, but only of ore taken out in development. The wagon road to Ainsworth, about three  miles, could not be in better condition, and with  the increased facilities the mine will, inside of 30  day's, be shipping four cars  of sacked ore a week.  record of partnership according to the recent  amendment was made on May 25th. The  Silver Queen, a property at the head of Kaslo  creek, was transferred by A. P, Anderson, to  John Boyd, the consideration being. > 3,000.  Mrs. Mary Adderly transferred her 3/1(5 interast  in the Number Four claim, near Ainswirth to  the Number Four��Mining Company ior stock  in .same.  registered in  town from  A. M. Wilson, the pioneer -tailor of  Slocan lake, has procured one of the  fine stores in the Williamson block,  and will open in a-few days one of  the. finest stocks of tailoring goods  ever seen in this country.  KASLO.  Kaslo, Junel.--The record office for the past  week has been very busy. Over .100 licenses  have been taken out and a large number oi  sales recorded. No transfers of particular importance, however, have been put through.  The will of Adam MacKay was probated May  A.th.   The estate is valued   at x-l.oor.   The first  H. Bradley .Paikin  Shanghi last weak.  W. J. Tretheway, wife and child, arrived in  town from Sarnia last Friday.  A. M. Beattie, Burton City, was in town over  Sunday.  A; M. Jarvis, Insp. N.W.M.P., Fort McLeod,  registered at the Kaslo Saturday.  Chas. Olsen, Ainsworth, starts up to his  claim, the Olson, at the head of Kokanee  creek this week. It is his intention to do considerable development on the claim this summer.  The Silver King mine and Hall Mines smelter  are employing 250 men, About 180 tons of rock  is being handled every day now, most of which  is low grade stuff from a long tunnel being  run in on the ledge.  The Kaslo smelter is handling four cars of  ore a day.   On Monday 13 cars were on" the ���  dock for shipment; eight cars of Ruth, the  other five cars from the Whitewater,  Washington, Wellington and Sunset.  C. Howard Smith, a mining .man of large  experience in California, arrived in Kaslo  Saturday evening, and. went to Ainsworth  where he associated himself with W. J. Matthews while learning the characteristics of  the silver-lead ores of this district.  W. A. McLellan has opened, his new hotel in  Ainsworth, the Angelo-American. It is a  comfortable and commodious establishment,  and its desirability is much aided to by its  fine view of the lake scenery.  Some very rich strikes are reported on Crawford creek. Samples of large cube galena  were brought in last week by Steve Brooks and  E. Todd from a find lately made on the divide  between Gray's creek and Le France creek,  supposed to be a continuation of the great  Gordon Dyke discovered by Jack Redding in  July, '95. This dyke crops up for over four  miles and is in some places 15 feet wide. The  samples fetched in are fromr the surface and  contrary to the general rule with this class of  ore runs very high, assays going as high as 88.)  ounces.  Jack Redding, who is well-known hero as the  original locator, on Crawford creek, was in  town last-week and reports very favorable of  this district. For some time Crawford creek  has been overlopoked in the rush to other districts, but is now coming to the front. ��� The  claimsnow attracting most attention are the  Gordon, dyke and Black Prince group. Considerable Ayork has been done on the Gordon  and some St. Paul capitalists went up this  Week to take a look at the property. Ore is  now being blocked out in a chute ol concentrating ore six feet and ahalf wide with two  feet of carbonates on the footwall. It is expected thai there will be a great scramble for  this district this summer, and already a large  number of men have gone in and some good  locations made.  LABDEAU.  [From Our own Correspondent.]  Thomson's Landing, May 18.���Mr. McCarty of  Revelstoke, intends to erect butcher shops at  Thomson's Landing, Trout lake and Ferguson.  Mr. Carrie, C. E., and a gang are surveying for  a railway from ..Galena Bay to Ferguson by way  of Thomson's Landing, so as to connect with this  point with Fish creek.  A gang of seven men have started up Fish  creek to repair the old trail so that prospectors  can get their supplies up.  A large number of prospectors have gone up  Fish creek. No less than 16 went up yesterday.  We hope they will be as lucky as.the old timers  who have prospected on this creek.) j  T. W. Downing. B. F. Rcamy and Geo. Bole  are working I up Fish| creek on a group of three  claims they discovered this spring. They report  that they* have struck one of the best mines in  British Columbia, and have brought down three  fine looking sacks of ore. t  From appearances |Fish creek is destined to be  one of the best camps in Kootenay .J  T. W. Grahame has opened his new hotel building at the Landing, and none too soon, as he had  over 50 guests last night. The steamer Lardeau  made three trips from Thomson's to Arrowhead  yesterday.  A laundress is badly needed at Thomson's  Landing. The boys had to do without -starched  shirts this" week.  Craig & Hillman have completed a new addition  to their livery stable-  Three new buildings are io.v Ibeing erected at  Thomson's Landing, and it still retains its position  as the busiest town in Lardeau and Trout lake  districts.  Mr. A. Johnson of the Revelstoke, Herald made  us a visit this week. He took in Trout Lake and  Ferguson, and was so well satisfied with the progress -this country is making, that we expect he  will one of these days moving his paper to Thomson's Landing.  Mr. Wm. Holmes of Vancouver, is at the Lauding waiting for lumber to erect a large hotel at  Ferguson.i ���'  The N. E. Arm. Fish creek and all the streams  in Trout Lake district are dotted with prospector's  tents. New finds are reported so fast that it is impossible to keep :track of them. There must be  over 1000 prospectors in Lardeau and Fish creek.  Wc hope they will eventually find it as profitable  on our side of the hill as you have on yours.  Humphreys & Dun of Sandon, made us a flying  visit this week. They came, saw and wclre convinced and will return shortl v.  71 t  s  *"_  THE   LEDGE.  Fourth Year.  GENERAL   MINING   NOTI-S,  The London Statist criticises severely the New  Fraser River Mines Company.  A number of imembcrs of the Spokane Stock  Exchange are trying to follow Rossland's example  and disincorporate the exchange.  Scott Thornbury and Thos. Melrose have sold  the claims Prospect Park and Eldorado, on the  South Fork of Kaslo creek, to  Henry Croft of  Victoria, as trustee for all parties interested, for  *   , $2500..;   - -   r .  It is rumored that Superintendent M. S.Davys  of the Hall Mines'will institute a libel suit against  the Rossland Miner for the publication of statements reflecting on his ability as a mining super-  intendent and engineer.  Water in the'Whitewater, mine continues to  prohibit active operations in connection with the  property. This, however, will not last long and  the '-Whitewater' .will it is expected be a larger  shipper than ever before.  The Red Rock mining claim, adjoining the  Princess on Toad Mountain','is being extensively  developed. Recent assays give ��21.77 in- silver  and lead. The ledge now shows 32 inches which  is increasing in -width steadily.  The Morning Glory Mining company have a  gang of men at work stripping the ledge on the  Sarah claim, which continues to show up in good  shape. They have ordered a five-stamp mill from  Denver and expect that it will arrive in a week or  '"  so.  The Wellington Enterprise says: We have  received from an authentic source information to  the effect that the work of developing the Alberni  . : ��� Consolidated Mining "company's property.at Albert has ceased and that the mines will close  down.  The Leviathan Mining company proposes to do  considerabla development work upon the various  properties which it controls during the coming  season. To facilitate this work a trail will be cut  up Campbell creek from Kootena}' lake about four  or five miles.  The Iron Cap claim oh Okanog m lake continues to increase in promise as the shaft goes  down: They are now down about 12 feet and the  ledge is as well defined as it is possible for' any,  ledge to be. The rock is heavily impregnated  with copper and carries gold in what is thought  to be very heavy quantities.  G. L. Webb, accompanied by E. C.Hughes  and G. A. Nelson, interested like him in the Montezuma, on the south fork of Kaslo creek, is in  Sandon to instruct T. L. Mitchell to prepare plans  for the concentrator. As soon as these are ready  , work will be commenced and tenders will be invited for b3th tramway and machinery. The  company intends to prosecute the work energetically to an early completion.  Colonel Peyton, of the Le Roi company, arrived  at Spokane" on' last Wednasday evening, and  Messrs. Turner and Graves arrived the following  night. The meeting of the directors that" was "to  have been held on Thursday evening was postponed. "We have hot determined on the location'  of the smelter, though We looked over "the ground  pretty thoroughly. It is extremely1 doubtful if'.we  .'decide-on the location for a month yet," said  Colonel Peyton.  Anew company just registered in London is  the Sunshine Mines, Limited. The capital is  ��300,000 in &l shares, of which 50,000 are preference shares. This company is connected with  the Lillooet Gold Fields (Horne-Payne's company)  and acquires among other properties in the Lardeau district, the Silver -Cup, Moonshine, Towser  and any adjoining claims that may be considered  advisable. The directorate includes Mr. Horne-  Payne and the Hon. Forbes George Vernon,  Agent-General of British Columbia.  Messrs, H. G. Muller and W. D'Aeth returned  a few days ago to Vernon from a trip to Camp  Hewitt, having made an inspection of 10 mineral  claims belonging to the Camp Hewitt Mining  and Development company.   The principal work  of the company has been done on the Gladstone  claim on which two shafts have been sunk, but  at present owing to water coming in the work has  been temporarily discontinued.   A force of men  is now employed doing assessment work on three  other  claims  belonging  to  the  company mentioned.   Several properties in Camp Hewitt will  soon be in a-position to ship ore.  wider. This lead is believed to be the scureefrom  which came a large portion of the placer gold, a?  it runs directly across the creek at the head of the  placer, .diggings.- Fully 100 locations have been  made on Wild Horse and its tributaries.  Lewis creek, several 'miles above Steele, is also  a quartz locality, and several locations have been  made recently. One by Conckling and Hackle-  man shows a ledgethree feet in width. An eight  I foot ledge of copper ore has been located^on the  * divide between Peiry creek and St. Mary's river,  the ledge being about eigkt feet in width.  Torontonian8 Like the Noble FIv��.  Torontonians, it is said, have purhased 40,0i;o  shares in the Noble Five group,embraeing Maude  E., Worlds Fair' Bonanza King, Knoxville,  Noble Five. Deadman, Deadman, Wild Goose and  Lucettafor $25,000.  The property is largely developed���by 8 tunnels  all run on the vein.   A large amount of stoping  has been done.     From-August to  January  1,  aside from developing the mine and exploring  new gold bodies, but little work was done, but  during that time a tramway G100 feet long and a  concentrator was installed.   This tramway ahs an  elevation of 2100 feet above the mill. At one point  over the Noble Five slide  the tramway has  an  elevation of 430 feet above the ground.      The installation of  the tramway and mill involved an  expenditure of $40,000, and at the .same time $20,-  000 was expended in developing ths mine.    Since  January ore to the value of $40,000 has been ship-  ped-tnd there is now 4000 tons of concentrates at  the mill ready for shipment.   The company has 75  men on the pay roll at the mine and in the mill.  Owing to the demolishing of a bridge near Cody  recentiy,shipments from the mill have been somewhat delayed.     The bridge is now repaired and  shipments have resumed.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00 -  Reserved fund   :    :'    6,000,000.00  Undivided profits i:   -859,693.40  Sir Donald'A. Smiths G.G.M.Gr. President;    ;  Hon. 0. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E.S.Clouston, General-Malinger,  A. Macnider, Chief tns^ctor&Supt.'of Branches.  A. B. Buchanan, Inspector^ Branch return?,  W.-S. Glouston,  Assistant Inspector.  ^ James Aird, Secretary.  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United. States.'..;���    ,-'-: . ���.<,'.:���;���:' '  ,_-.- ,*:*-,*."* :��. '.  New Denver Branch  A general banking* business transacted  The Newmar  When a friend once met-Sydney Smith at  Brighton, where he had gone to reduce himse'f by  the use of certain baths, he was struck with the decrease of Smith's size, and said :���You are cerla'n-  11 thinner than when I saw you last. Yes, le-  pied the witty divine. I have'been here only ten  days, but they have scraped enough off me already to make a curate.  EMPLETONS I  ^IVER^ !  RANULES. *  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 roomsare airy and decorated with'.the,  latest results of the wall paper art. The exterior of the hotel is painted in colors  that harmonize with the idealistic scenery. The Dining Room is always provided with food that i3 tasty, digestible and satisfying to the inner 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 Millionaire? and Pilgrims of every shade in politics, religion or wealth are welcome at this honpe.  Stranger,  make for the Newmarket when you reach the Slocan metropolis and do not for  get the Landlord's name;   it is  Henry Stege.  ��*���-���  MJLt), CATHARTIC AND ALTERATIVE.  jT APPLICABLE .". IN .-. CONSTIPATION,  IP TORPID LIVER, HEADACHE DUE TO  j| INDIGESTION, ETC., AND THE MORI. _��j  ^COMMON STOMACHAL   AND   INTES- **  TINAL MALADIES.  J. ���2. TEMPLETON,    |  I WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGIST,!  IP CALGARY, N. W. T.  Fo,S-e,t NELSON'S DRUG STORE,  New Denver.  gMOMMS����  Rossland's Exchange   Experiment.  The liquidation committee of the late stock exchange hopes in another day or two to wind up  ihe association'slaffairs entirely and pay back to  the members what is left of the funds collected  from the sale of seats and membership fees.   A  seat cost Sot), and the membership dues were $5  per month. Fifty-four members paid these dues  the first month, but,only about 17 paid the second  . month. It is believed that those who have paid  in full will receive a little over $40 from the  liquidating committee, so that the exchange experiment Avail not a very costly affair, after all.  This docs not take in the charter, at first reckoned  a valuable asset, but not now so regarded. The  new exchange talked of buying it. but it has  made no offer. Iu fact, it will not heed one. The  pioinoters of the new exchange have met with  ilie executive committee of the board of trade and,  in Igeneral terms, a consolidation was decided  upon between the two bodies, the details oi which  have yet to be worked out. The board is seeking  for commodious quarters that will accommodate  Vw exchange and the public at the call*, of which  there will be one daily.  i'a rbonate Disco vevies.  at NEW DENVER,  or REVELSTOKE.  Wild Horse creek, just north of Fort Steele, is  coming to the front as a producer of gold quartz.  Several discoveries of carbonate have been made J  recently.   Stephen Young and H. Amine havej  discovered a ledge crossing the creek above the*  old placer ground, the ore being a rich carbonate jj  with a gangue of silicious lime with a matrix off  quartz. It also carries copper. The ledge as I  already exposed is eight feet in width, and present *���  iiidic.uioii* lend to the supposition that  it is much '���  ,i  J NO. COVER.  H. E. COVER.  *  Calile Address^'^B-iNNisoN^"  Moreih'gVand. Neai,  dough's'(n��w and old;,  Bedford McNeill,     . .  and ABC Codes  ROSSLAND, B.C.  INES *  INiNG SECURITIES  E solicit correspondence with parties having  meritorious mining properties for sale, and  beg1 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.  Spring: Stock of  Scotch Tweeds  just arrived. Inspect tbem before  placing your orders elsewhere.  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. /  Hoax���I thought you said that man was a mus-  I'ian.  Joax���Nonsense.  Hoax���You 'certainly told me he wrote melo-  " dies.  Joax���I told vou he was a composer of hens.  He manipulat-'s soothing syrup.���Philadelphia.  Record.  Was lie much broken  up  when  you refused  him? y-:;... ���'������ '.':  Horribly;.so; I never heard such a sad simile as  he made use of. >  Indeed?i  Yes, he said the tire af his heart was irretrievably punctured.���New York Evening World. Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  Uncle Henry on Theology.-  Yon say that story'bout the whale and Jonah  isn't true.  And now they've gone���the preachers have���and  tackled David, tob; V  They say he didn't write the Psalms, at least, not  nearly all���  I wonder what'llbe the next good old belief to  '    hill? ������,:"���  They've even thrown suspicion on the birth of  ��� '��� Atoses, and  The princess who discovered him down there in  Egypt laud;-  They say there ain't no fiery lakeyno devil, therefore no  .<?*.���'���  Such place as that whicii used to make the sinners  piac  weir  embluso.  TJiey've'said that Noah's ark is just a. piece of  ���fiction, too,  And that the tale of Daniel in the lion'- den ain't  true;  They've said that; Adam's just a myth���they've  said the same of Eve��� .  I wonder if there's anything they'll leave us to  believe?  They-ridicule old Joshua  for  pointiiV  at the  sun   .  And tellin' it to stop���they say the -thing was  neA'cr done; ;  They've taken up'the- patriarchs and questioned  all their acts;  They say'the Bible's quite a book, but rather shy  ���-.- of facts,-:'  Well, let'em preach and let 'em lay the whole  great structure low! .-���..-'.���'.  I s'pose they have to talk that way 'cause people  ������ want it so; : ���>    - '   'a '-��� ���  ..The'Grdod Book doesn't suit some folks at all, but  as for me���  I'm  satisfied to ���keep ���'. the faith'I got at mother's  'knee! '���':"���'" ���; '':"'"      .  ��� .���.'"���^������'..'.        ��� ���Cleveland Leader.  UOSSLAND   AS   IT   IS.  '���.'���-���.'������*' -'[By our own Correspondent.] "  The Queen's Birthday celebration  passed off  very quietly here. . Flags were flying from seyera]  of the prominent buildings, the Stars and Stripes  . as well as the Union Jack.   Most of the^business  houses and the barber shops : closed in the  after-  : noon.*; A lacrosse match between the Reds and  Whites, captained by F.  Scuilte and  W. H.  Clark, respectively-,''wag played.-on"the new ball  ground, situated on the Black Bear mineral claim  ; about a mile east of the postoffice, resulting in a  tie���two goals each. The city band, in its new  uniform, was*.*���_ in attendance, and drew a large  crowd, the grandstand was crowded, and numerous ladies lent acharm to the sceue'.V. .Theweather  .was all that could be desired.  After the lacrosse players had retired the Rossland and Traibbasobali" cmbS"took the field, with  H. Smith as umpire. Rossland won with a score  of 16, Trail making only 2. -Both teams can eiii  for a great deal of applause.  In the evening large numbers of people were on  the streets and-theopen ing of the Rossland opera  house attracted quite a few, but the house was  far from beingfilled. Over the proscenium was a  large'poi'tijait of her; Majesty, the Queen, surround  ed with small flags. The . drop scene, by Al.  Bonder of Spokane, shows a seascape with a  picturesque grotto and distant shore, and is a first-  class, artistic production. The play was the  farce-comedy uy.Mt"'.for--.Tati,!.aD,a':-w.a's-'-:w-li presented by the new stock company, of which Miss  Lillian Beddard is manager. Frank Donovan's  'Rev. Cornelius Mildman,"y J.'; D. Brown ell e's  "Terence O'Flam," and Harry��� Adams' "Maj)r  ' A bi jab Howard'' were h 3 best portray als in the  cast. The company is a good one and- should  have been better patronised, especially on the  .-- -first-night.      -"���:'��� A y ... ,'-' yy\:.;  Late last Friday night a young man named  Cole Daniels fired three shots at Blanche Sutherland, ah inmate of the "Clipper Shades," in the  tenderloin quarter, and then put a bullet through  h is -own head, dying shortly after /yards. The  womair will.recover..-* She is from New W'hateom  and her ,real name is Nellie Rittinger, having  ���married Chas. Rittinger about eight years ago  and has a child living in New W7hatcom. Daniels  was madly in love with her and wished to take her  from an 'immoral life and marry her, but she  laughed at his offers; hence the tragedy. -Daniels  was buried yesterday.  The last of the six bodies which lay under the  mudslide on the Red Mountain railway was  brought in and buried' on Saturday last. The  slide occurred'on* the night of April 19th and the  bodies were terribly decomposed. It is believed  to be that of John Conlon. The last two bodies  were recovered by parties of men despatched from  Rossland by tlie Record. President Corbin of the  .JLJed Mountain road being too callous, so the Record says, to take any steps towards giving the  .bodies of the unfortunate men Christian burial,  and the whole force of the railway Co. being employed in raising an engine and tender which  had plunged through a bridee to the bottom of the  Columbia river at _vorthport. Of course the Record always draws the longbow in mentioning  the greed and hardhcartedness of Dan Corbin.  The weather, held out fine just long enough to  permit outdoor recreation on the 24th, the usual  Queen s weather. To day it is wet and cold, with  a chill wind which makes a tire gratefully welcome. .  Col. Peyton of (he Le Roi has lift here without  any definite conclusion being arrived at as to the  location of the new smelter. The :odds are now  in favor of its being built in Canada.  DfOflENES  SOUTH   AFRICA.  The report of tlie State Mining Engineer gives  the total tonnage of coal shipped from all the  Transvaal mines in 1S9G at 1,471,180' tons, against  1,152,200 tons in 1895, showing an increase of  318,983 tons. The total reported sold in 1S93 was  1,187,297 tons, of which l,2.)7,700 tons were classed  .is liimit,'229,235 tons as nut, and 3:12 tons as small.  The South African Mining Journal says that the  collieries generally do not report the quantity,of  waste coal or ���laek. The coal hauled by districts  was as follows: Boksburg, 1,105,557 tons; Heidelberg, 178,083; Middelburg, 69,104; Lydenburg,  23,422; Potchefstroom, Pretoria and Sfandertou,  34,953 tons The total number of .persons employed was 6088, of whom 443 were white men and  5645 natives. Of these 160 white men and 3526  natives, 3686 men in all, were employed underground; 283 white men and 2119 natives, 2402 in  all/were at work on the surface. The yearly  average production per man at work was 242 tons;  per man at work underground, 399 tons.  The output of the Witwatersrand mines in  March is given at 232,067 crude oz., showing an  increase of 22,067 oz. over February. This is the  largest production ever reported in a single  month, exceeding that of August, 1896, by 19,638  rand bullion, wo iind that the Output was equal to  187,975 fine oz. for March, 1896. and to 528,818 fine  oz., or ��10,931,288 for the quarter.  Bicycle and Consumption.  From the Sanitarium.  At a recent meeting of the American Statistical  1 Association, Dr. S. W. Abbott, secretary of the  State Board pf Health of Massachusetts, presented  some figures regarding the proportion of pulmonary tuberculosis in females to that of males ih  Massachusetts, The rate in 1851 was 1.451 females  to 1,000 males; in 1890,1,055 females to 1,000 males,  in 1895, only 974 females-to 1.000 males. 1895 was  the first year in the history of the state in whieli  the number of deaths from phthisis in females  was smaller than that in males. The fact that a  uniform reduction in the rate of female deaths began some five years ago, about the same time  women were beginning to ride, the bicycle extensively, Dr. Abbott considers significant, and is  inclined to attribute the decrease in the death rate  to the:great increase in open-air exercise among  women by- the use of the bicycle.       '  Slocan  The richest mineral section  of the wonderful Kootenay  Has over 50  Shipping  /lines.-  I make a specialty of meritorious  SLOCAN      properties ������: "for  milling companies forming.  Wet ore claims  from $1,000 up  ���. ������������-..-��� ���  GEO. Ii. SUCKLING,  Silvfertoii; B.C.  _S__B_____r_uia  NEW DENVER, B.C.  An office of the Slocan Hospital has  been opened at Sandon under the  medical superintendence of DR.  P. H. POWERS. Subscribers on presentation of their orders or tickets at  the Sandon office will receive medical  or surgical treatment and the necessary medicines tree 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 privileges of theabove.  For further information apply to���  J. E. Brouse, M.D.,  New Deny er, B.C.  F  URNISHED ROOMS  I FT  gas ___.   E    8  By Day or.Weet  Mr.'. A. J. Murphy.  : SIXTH STREET.  ONE OF EACH.  Nails, Ore Sacks, Goal, Hardware, Canned Goods,  Iron and Steel, Hay, Green Vegetables, Oats,  Groceries, besides the many smaller lots coming in  daily.   We invite you all.   Low prices for cash.  THREE FORKS      WIVI-   HUNTER & CO.,       SILVERTON  SMWti  ���This   Mew  House,  ���With the old name, is well equipped to accomodate a large number of Guests.   The hniidiug i��  -       plastered and the rooms are unsurpased for comfort in the Slocan. while in the  Dining Room can he found the best food in the nmrket.  -E^OS_-G_E^T  gtjixixiixg-  -Pro-pr-ietoi?  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large number of people. The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided- with everything in tlie market.  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John  Prop  <rf,.,..-, :.-w~,  Turner, Beeton & Co.  Wholesale Merchants, Shippers and Importers.  VICTORIA,  B.C.  ���LONDON,   ENG.  Kootenay Branch���NELSON, B. C.  A large stock of all sized bags always on hand in Nelson  r_H    WW-KLMIII   -MOM-WIJ U  The  NEW DENVER, B.C.  Is anew house, with new furniture and everything comfortable  for the taaveling public/ The bar has the best goods in the  market. ANGRIGNON BROS., Proprietors.  Amalgamated with Genelle & Co.  Prepared to furnish  Rough and Coast Dressed Lumber,  Sash & Doors, Moulding, Finishings, Etc.  Office, Warehouse and Yard:   NAKUSP.  J. B. McGHIE, Local manager  Nakusp, B.C.  Nelson, B. C  Merchant Tailor  Full Line  of Siiitms:s and  Trouseriiiits alwavs on hand.  A new stock of  Gents' Furnishing,  Si)e'cia.l lines in l��:t II.i-(.'i_:_rnn. Carpets. Mats.  Floor ami Table Oilcloth and Linoleum.  Also the latest styles iu Dress Goods and  Trimmings; in silks and velvets mid  hut-tons: Sheeting and Pillow Cotton.  Other artiflos too numerous to mention.  Millin.'i-y tlie latest style always on hand  air*, w. w. mt:rkl\\ 4  THE   LEDGE.  Fourth Yean  Mhe Jjefr0��>  Published every Thursday.  R.     T.    LOWERY,    EDITOR    AND  '    FINANCIER.    ...  '"-.'���   .' SUBSCRIPTION RATES: ~~~~'  Three months.   $ .75  Six " : .. .  -.. 1.25  Twelve "        ���*.. 2.00  THREE YEAR ,  5.00  ransient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per .line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  C -.'respondenee from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the-  paper if you wish. Always send something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot. and we will do the rest  way to that country. As soon as it became known  that the lakes and streams had broken up the rush  began and will continue all summer. The erection of buildings and milling and compressor  plants is being proceeded with and in ajshort time  gold bricks will be turned out from several of the  properties in the upper Seine.  In"the lower Seine almost a dozen stamp -mills  are in course of erection, scattered all the way  from Sturgeon Falls to the Preston mine on the  Little Turtle. ' '  THURSDAY, JUNE 3.  1897.  Capitalists  sites will find  Slocan lake.  in,, search of smelter  what they want on  Must Facilitate Travel.  Travel to and from Silverton has been greatly  impaired the pastfweekor two .owing to the washing out of the bridge across Carpenter creek, and  no effort is being made to remedy the difficulty.  A signal ferry is run at the mouth of the creek,  carrying passengers to and fro, but, like all such  ferries, when mostly needed the boat is not there.  Saturday evening two Denverites walked froirn  Silverton to the boat landing across the creek and  whooped and yelled until their throats were sore,  but no boatman appeared and they were compelled  to foot it back to Silverton or stay on the. lake  shore over night. Something ought to be done to  facilitate Itravel Silverton way. A few dollars  spent at the proper time would have saved the  Silverton bridge, but, since it is gone, it is the  duty of our citizens to adopt some method of providing means of transportation, until a new bridge  is built.  ]�� E. PALMER, C.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND  and MINE SURVEYOR.  P.O. Box214  Sandon, 33.0  G  I'WILLIM & JOHNSON,  (McGill)  The Slocan is now included in the  hobo circuit, and brake-beam tourists  are becoming more numerous than  welcome.  British Columbia has forests to  burn, judging from the development  work the fire fiend has already commenced in the Slocan.  Thousands of tenderfeet are coming into the Kootenay without any  fixed ideas or money. When , the  snow comes again many of them will  think it requires niore than luck to  succeed in this famous land.  Tents of various  T. H. Hoben's.    '  kinds for  sale a  Slocan  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Ohemists.  City, ' y .},- ���',- /���-���:������  -'-..'; '.-,'...'���-���'  B C  A     DRISCOLL, C. E���  Dominion & Provincial  Land Surveyor.  SPECIALTY  Correspondence solicited.  /Caiiivra swiBiwira.-rrmcmcjr;  QM. WOODWORTH, M.A., LL.B.  NOTARY PUBLIC,  CONVEYANCE!., Etc.,  MINES and REAL ESTATE  Slocan City, B.C. '*  twigg,  The real estate boom at Slocan  City is hot so vigorous as it was a  short time ago. It will have to wait  until the prospects adjacent to it are  developed into shipping mines, before the fancy figures for earth will  again be the leading product of that  section of the great Slocan.  THE   TWO   FRIENDS.  Mr. E. S. Cox, mining broker, of Toronto stree  received yesterday the following letter in regard  to the T wo Friends min e.    The facts that it con-  tains cannot fail to be of interest to the holders of  the stock.   It rea ds:   "I was present at a meeting  yesterday as a shareholder, having bought some  shares at 15 cents on Monday.    The meeting was  quite largely attended, about 50 being present.   'It  lasted over two hours and was quite harmonious,  barring a few pointed questions.     The directors  explained that when they declared the dividend  they had every reason for so doing, and it was not  until later that they found the mine had petered  out.   In short, here is the position: There are 800.-  000 shares, 280,000 of which were sold to the public,  50,000 set aside for treasury purposes and 470 000  owned by the promoters.   They guarantee that if  necessary they will devote every  share of their  stock to make the Great Western a paying mine.  They bought this mine for ��50,000���$25,000 cash  and the balance in June or on July 1, I just forget which.   They have sufficient cash on hand  now to pay for the mine and'still-go on and Avork  it, and from the reports I think they will be able  to declare a dividend by next August.     There is  now a lot of ore on the dump.   The fact that they  agree not to sell a single share until a dividend of  50 per cent, has been paid, should tend to make  this a good speculative stock.   I hope you were  able to buy some shares at about 20 or 25 cents,for  the stock is certain to advance.      You can't buy  here today from anyone below 30 cents���at least  that is my opinion for I have tried a lot of people.  The Two Friends Co. are  all gentlemen, and I  feel that the failure of the company would mean a  serious loss for the whole  country  and  for  that  reason they will do everything in their power to  make it a success.   Everyhody  knows George  Turner,  and  he has reported most favorably on  the Great Western, and his word is Al."���Toronto  World. ���   After  the Yellow.  Present indications all point to  a  big  rush of  prospectors and capitalists into the gold belt  cf  Northwestern Ontario this summer.   Since the  opening of navigation, says the Port Arthur Her  aid,   hundreds of men have come into the dis.  trict and are now in either of the towns or on the  gold belts.   Some of them are here to prospect and  take up locations while others  are  making purchases of known locations.     Stories come to us of  prospects utterly  undeveloped, selling  at prices  ranging from 5_53 to $5000, the purchaser to pay  all -rovernment dues.  The Saw Bill country is attracting a great deal  of :"itroniii'*>n and scares of ni:Mi are  now  on   their  WEST   KOOTENAY   DISTRICT.  Notice is hereby given that the following definition of the boundaries of the Slocan Mining Division is substituted for the description  of the said division published in the British  Columbia G-azette of the 15th of March, 1894 :���  Slogan- Mining Division.  Commencing at a point where the Arrow  Lake Mining Division intersects the northern  boundary of the Nelson Mining Division;  thence northerly following the western boundary of the Arrow Lake Mining Division to its  northerly intersection with the Trout Lake  Mining Division ; thence southerly along, the  western boundary of the Ainswo :th Mining  Division to its intersection with the northern  boundary of the Slocan City Mining Division ;  thence westerly following the northern  boundary of the Slocan City Mining Division  toits north-west corner thence southerly following the western boundary of the Slocan  City Mining Division to its intersection with  the northern boundary of the Nelson Mining  Division j thence westerly along the .aid Division to the point of commencement.  Notice is hereby given that the following  described Mining Divisions have been created  in the West Kootenay District, namely :���  Slocan City Mining Division.  Commencing at a point where the Slocan  River intersects the northern boundary of the  Nelson Mining Division; thence following the  height of land forming the watershed between  the Slocan RiVer and the Little Slocan Lake j  northerly until the notherii watershed of In- J  dian Creek is reached; thence following the  height of land forming the northern watershed of Indian Creek east to the Slocan  Lake; thence crossing the Slocan Lake;  thence east following the height of land, forming the watershed between 8-Mile iCreek and  10-Mile Creek to its intersection with the Ainsworth Mining Division; thence south-westerly following the said division, and south and  west along along the northern boundary Of  the Nelson Mining Division to the .point of  commencement.  Arrow Lake Mining Division.  Commencing at the north-west corner of the  Nelson Mining Division ,* thence northerly  following the western boundary of the West  Kootenay District to its intersection with the  Lardeau Mining Division; thence easterly,  foUowing the southern boundary of the Lardeau Mining Division to its south-east corner-  thence southerly along the western boundary  of the Trout Lake Mining Division to the  height of land forming the watershed between  Kooskanax Creek and Wilson Creek f thence  following the said height of land to the watershed between Box and Summit Lakes ; thence  southerly following the height of land between  Little Slocan Lake and Lower Arrow Lake to  its intersection with the northern boundary  of the Nelson Mining Division; thence westerly along the northern boundary of the Nelson  Mining Division to the point of commence;  ment.  By Command.  JAMES .BAKER,  Provincial Secretary and Minister of Mines.  Provincial Secretary's Office.  __n<l March. 1807.  HT.  Provincial Land Surveyor.  New Denver, B C\i  Mineral claims, mines, timber limits, etc, surveyed  TIT   W. BRUNER, M. D  Physician & Surgeon.  Sandon, B.C.  Calls from a distance promptly  ended, to.  at-  DE  A.S. MARSHALL.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C.  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago  is everything: in the line  of Restaurant and Bar  Silverware. We handle  only the celebrated  :���.���>������*  Rodger Bros'  1847  Knives, Forks, Spoons,  Ladles, Bar Spoons,  LemoiiJKm:yes.:=eJt^^  Special  rates  on   all  such  orders.      See our  latest and most artistic   designs of jewelry.  BOURNE  .DnUpi)  DEALERS IN  GENERAL  ERCHANDISE,  MINERS'  SUPPLIES,  DOORS, SASH,  OATS,  BRAN,   rTC.  NEW DENVER,  B.C.  r��   ABRIEL  NAKUSP,  B.C.  REALESTATE, -  MINES and INSURANCE,  Special attention paid to properties  on Cariboo Greek.  Brandon, B. C,  Assay Price List :���  Gold, Silver, or Lead,each. ���...........  Gold, Silver and Lead, combined   Gold and Silver.   Silver and Lead....... * '..;.'.-......  Copper (by Electrolysis) ���   Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead   Gold and Copper   Silver and Copper..  -...,.........  Gold, Silver and Copper..... ���.....   Platinum...  .....'.  iVJLvyi L'Ury ������������������ ���_������������ ���-�����������������-�����������*--���*���������-  Iron or Manganese.......................  Lime, Magnesium, Barium, Silica, Sul-  pruiiTf eneri...... ���*���������������-������* >*��  Bismuth, Tin, Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony,  Zinc, and Arsenic, each  ..  Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash,  and percentage of Coke, if Coking  Coal)...  ,  Terms? 'Cash With .Sample.  June 20th, 1*95;  F.LOCASTO,  New Denver.  TOBACCONIST,  NEWSDEALER,  and STATIONER,  Imported and Domestic Cigars, To-  baccoes, Fruits and Confectionery.  $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  Assayer and Analyst  ROWLEY  &co.,  ?  Manufacturers  and Importers of  FURNITURE  Fine upholstering- a Specialty  dertakingr and Embalming:.  Un-  Opp. Slocan Hospital, NewDenyer.  Having placed sorhe new machinery  in our Mill, we are prepared to fur  hish all kinds of rough and dressed  Lumber  and Shingles  at Eeduced Prices  PRICE  LIST:  Rough Lumber, narrow,  " "        wide,  Joist and Scantling;, sized up to  18 feet long,  8' to 24 '  21 'to 30 '  Flooring, T & G, 0 "  " ; �����    4 ��  V jcint Ceiling, -*  "Rustic,  Shiplap,  Surfaced Dressed,  A liberal  $10 00  $11 00 to 12 ..  11 ..  12 ..  13 ..  20 ..  22 ..  22 ..  19 ..  14 ..  13..  discount on large orders for Cash,  PETER GENELLE & Co  TTOWARD WEST,  *" Assoc. RS M, London, Eng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties  examined    and reported on   for in  tending purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical  vue ave, New Pen ver, P> C.  Laborn torv, Hello- Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE,  5  4\ll!l!l!!!l!l|[|l!!I!!!]!l!!!lll!!l!!!!llll!l!!!!!ll!i;ii:il[!!!li!l!llli!l!!l!ll![!!llll![%.  ^  m  I NEWS IN PLAGE I  ���JiliilllilliiiiIliillllillllliilllllilllJilJili!iiiililillllliiiilillllililllllilllllliilP  H. Douglas is the C.  P.  Denver ^  R.  agent  in  New  Mining   Machinery.  Angus McGillvray has bought Black & McLennan's saloon.  Toni Henderson, agent at Rosehery, has been  transfered to Slocan City.  New buildings are under way iii all directions,  and being occupied as quickly as they can be got  into.  The Star laundry has been established in the  basement of the building occupied by Mrs. Merk-  tey, oppositei the Newmarket hotel.   *  Sunday evening the lake became suddenly very  dangerous for small boated and several parties  caughtout narrowly escaped a duckinu, if nothing  --worse.- .  Dr. W. H.Montague, of Ottawa, and Dr. Car  roll, Vancouver, aie in New Denver and vicinity,  looking for properties for capitalists of eastern  Canada.  Thos. Sherman returned from Springer creek  Monday, where he has been for three weeks working on the Hortentia and No. 3. He reports the  ledge on the properties showing up admirably.  Mrs. Lomburger,  of the  Windsor house, lef}  Tuesday on an extended trip in the old country-  She will, spend four to six months with her rela  lives imNorway, returning to New Denver in the  ,:fall. v.  Rev, Yates conducted Church of England ser"  vices in the Methodist church Sunday morning.  Next Sunday morning Mr. Robbing or the  superintendent of this division, will occupy the  pulpit. -,-..  The work of tearing down the old and building  the new bridge across the gulch on Sixth street  was commenced Monday morning. Sandy McKay  getting the contract for the work. It will be a  great improvement on the old one.  The first kiln of brick burnt at the New Denver  brickyard was cool enough to handle Tuesday,  and the demand for brick is being filled as rapidly  as they can be handled. The yard is under the  management of John Goettsche, and the brick of  as good quality as can be procured anywhere.  Improved Service on the take.  Ottawa���In the list of tariff changes some  mining machinery ig admitted free and some is  not. The free list is as follows : Pressure ore exhaust fans, rotary pressure blowers, coal cutting  machines, (except percussion coal cutters,) coal  heading machines, coal augurs and rotary coal  drills, miner's safety lamps, coal washing machinery, coke making machinery, ore drying machinery, electric or magnetic machines for separating  ore or concentrating iron ore, blast furnace water  jackets, converters for metallurgical processes in  iron or copper, briquette making machines, ball  grinding machines, copper plates, plated or not,  machinery for the extraction of precious metals  by chlori'nation or cyanide processes, monitors,  giants, and elevators for hydraulic mining, amalgam safes, automatic ore samplers, automatic  feeder jigs, classifiers, separators, retorts, buddies,  vanners, mercury pumps, pyrometers, bullion  furnaces, amalgam cleaners, gold mining .slime  tables, blast furnace blowing engines, wrought  iron tubing, butt or lap,  welded, threaded or  not.        , ���������������;-..  The dutiable list is as follows: Steam engines,  boilers, ore and rock crushers, stamp 'mills, cor-  nlsh aiid belted rolls, rock drills, air compressors,  cranes, derricks, percussion coal cutters, pumps,  n. e. s. windmills, horsepower and portable engines and all machinery composed wholly or in  part of iron or steel, 25 per cent, ad valorum.  Slocan Stocks In Vancouver.  C, ft. RASHDALL,  Notary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASH D A LL & FA U Q U1 ER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MINING INTERESTS BQUGHT,   SOLD  and BONDED.      CORRESPONDENCE  ..'���;���' ..    ���INVITED���  Complete list, ofjclaims for sale.    Abstracts of claims, conveyancing.  The  Windsor  es  ~5  Is one of the Best and Aged Cafes  (1 in the  Silvery Slocan.  Quite a number of Trail Creek stocks have  chanced prices since the last report, the changes  being about equally  divided between  advances  and declines. In the Slocan stocks dealt in on the  local market, Bondholder have dropped, l��cen��s  while Two Friends have advanced h cent.  Amongst the miscellaneous shares, Hall Mines  shares have advariee to $6.35, this being an increase of 45 cents per share. A Iberui Consolidated, despite the fact that it is rumored that it will  close down, has advanced to 11 cents.  He Was With Him.  Tuesday morning the C. P. R. steamer inaugurated regular daily service on the lake, leaving  Rosehery on the arrival of the train from Nakusp,  and returning from the foot of the lake in time to  catch the afternoon train. The time schedule  has not yet been prepared, and there are many  little things yet to be perfected before the new  service will be perfect, yet it is a great > improvement even now. It gives to New Denver a  G. P. R. station and .agent, express, freighj and  ticket office, and does away -with. the inconvenience of having these essentials four miles away.  The wharf and warehouse are a great improvement to the city front and a credit to the lake.  Building of the Silverton warehouse and wharf  will proceed in a ^few days, the delay being  caused by the non-arrival of lumber. The work  at Slocan City is going ahead slowly, aiid at Ten  Mile, such improvement ias is needed to the present wharf will be made next week..  .Vevey.  Vevey is the latest townsite on iSlocan lake.   It  ie situated on Cory's pre-emption, between Ten  and Twelve Mile creeks, and is admirably, situ.  ated to catch ;the trade of both creeks. The best  lots are selling at. from $100 to $125; while lots  farther from the lake shore are quoted at $50.  Vevey is named after a town in Switzerland.  At the Picnic.  , "Let us not waste our time!'.' yelled the temperance lecturer; y ''Let us not waste bur time in  dealing with the small saloons and grog shops.  Lets us go to the fountain head.' Let us go to the  brewery, my friends."  "All!right," chimed in an old soaker from a  back seat,"I'm with you."  An American was stopping in Rome, and one  day he overheard some Europeans boasting of the  beauty of the scenery 4n Europe, It grew so tiresome at last that he turned around and politely  joined in the conversation, incidentally introducing some remarks about the grandeur of the  Rocky Mountains, their height, etc.  But, said one of the Europeans, surely, Mr. American, you must have crossed the Alps Mountains  when .you came to Rome! What did you think of  them? .���-*���"-:  Why, now you speak of them, I do remember  passing over some.rising ground, something that  would probably require a. tow-horse if a street-car  11 e ran over it.  THE SILVERTON MINER'S UNION  -V-.' No. 71,  Meets every Saturday night.]  IN NEW DENVER,  It was in operation when  :*  Was turned against the country,, and, now that the,  gloom of the Argonaut days has disappeared, it looms  . up brighter than ever as  ���    ���    a  .A pace where any  ...; appetite can be satiated.  COME EARLY AND AVOID THE RUSH.  Jacobson & Co  <H^$  C.   McNICHOLLS,   President  CHAS. BRAND, Secretary.  His pants were light, the pie was soft,  They met beneath the trees;  He thought to rest his weary frame,  SO straightened out at ease.  Not one ot all that picnic crowd  Who saw him rise again  But thought a murder had beeiiidone  On the spot where he had lain.  Haggling Over Bargains.  In the old haggling way of trade which has, in  this country, at least, ihappily gone out for the  most part, and been "replaced by the more honest  S37stem, in which a dealer 'puts a fair profit upon  his goods and sticks to that, it was customary to  demand a great deal more than the asker hoped  to get.  One time on the Texas frontier a man came into  camp riding a mule. . *  '���How much for the mule?" asked a bystander.  " Ji8t a hundred dollars," answered the rider.  "I'll give you live dollars," said the other.  The rider stopped short, as if in amazement,  and then slowly dismounted.  'Stranger," said he, -'t ain't a-going to let a  little matter of $95 stacd between me and a mule  trade.   The mule's yourn."  Capt. Nat Moore, first locator of iron mines on  the Gogebic range, and who in the flush days that  followed had a three million dollar bank account  and carried handfuls of diamonds in his overcoat  pocket to give to the girls/registered at the  Rainier-Grand a few days ago. Iii-recent years  Capt. Moore has managed the Alamo-Idaho group  of silver-lead mines in the Slocan, from the recent  sale of which he and his associates cleaned up half  a million. He now registers from San Francisco  having recently purchased and erected a stockade  AMOS THOMPSON, W. D. MITCBELL  Manager. Secretary.  r. b. Thompson, Notarv Public  iclfilTteisoi  ���NEW DENVER, B.0.  Mines and Mining- Properties for  sale.    Abstracts,    &c.  Correspondence solicited.  Agents for Phoenix Insurance Co.  of London, Eng.  The new addition'to the-  LELAND  HOUSE  Makes it one of the Largest and most  Comfortable Hotels in Kootenay.  MRS. D. A. McDougald.  _sr_A.___:xjs_p,       -      .--������   bo.  J.R.&B. Cameron  Formerly .of. "Winnipeg-.  Furnish Clothing*  ���: in the: ���  - ��� Latest Style  ���: of the :.���  Tailofsl_.Pt.  shop* at TH��EE FOElS & SAMBON  etr  Mew  Denver  around a gold  Seattle Ex.  field in the  olden-golden  state.  Don't overlook Wilson s Hotel when  vou are in Slocan City. f  W.  PELLEW HARVEY, F.C.S.,  ASSAY OFFICES  and Chemical Laboratory.  Established 18��f0. Vancouver, B.C.  .For  several years   with  Vivian &   Sons,  Swansea, and local representative for them.  For 5 years manager for the assayers to the  Rio Tinto Company, London.  Canadian representative of the Cassel Gold  Extracting Co., Ltd., Glasgow. [Cyanide Process.]  All work personally superintended. Only  competent men employed.   No pupils received  ���JP    G. FAUQUIER,  NOTARY PUBLIC  Xnknsp. B.C.  HAS THE^^^   Best Furnished Rooms^^In the Dining*  in the Slocan Capital, ijjjf      O'Room every  A^M|'    ' attention is paid to guests, _    ^ggtlW  and on the tables are placed the best viands obtainable.  MANAGER  JAS. DELANEY,  Agents for B.C. Sugar Refinery and  "Royal City'Planing Mills. 6  THE    LEDGE.  Fourth  Year.  WHEN   I   WAS   A   BOY.  Up in the attic where I slept,  When I was a boy, a little boy,  In through the lattice the moonlight crept  Bringing a tide of dreams that swept  ,0ver!the low, red,trundle bed.  Bathing the tangled curly head,  While moonbeams played at hide and seek  With   the   dimples on    each    sun     browned  cheek���  .'���When I was a boy���a little boy!  And,oh, the dreams, the. dreams I dreamed  When I was a boy���a little boy!  For the grace that through the lattice streamed  Over my folded eyelids seemed  To have the gift of prophecy,  And to bring me glimpses of times to be ,  Where manhood's clarion seemed to call,  Ah, that was the sweetest dream Of all  When I was a boy���a little hoy!:  I'd like to sleep where I used to sleep  ���When I was a boy���a little boy!  For in at the lattice the moon would peep,  Bringing her tide of dreams to sweep  The crosses and griefs of the years away  From tlie heart that is weary and faint today,  And those dreams should give me back again "   '  The  peace  that  I  have  never  known  since  then.    '���-..���,.���  WhenT was a boy���a little boy!'  ���Eugene Field.  BANK OF  BRITISH Ml  Established in 183G.  INCORPORATED RY ROYAL CHARTER IN  1S40  TIME CARD No. 1.  Paid-up Capital,.-..  Reserve Fund .......  Lo n no n 10 k f ice���3 Cleme) its  St., E.C.  ..S4,$6G,660  ..;.'������ 1.338,333  Lanie, Lombard  OF  MY   HONEY.  ;CIar to goo'ness dat chile what I raised  Done mek me pow-ful proud! de people praised  ,-Her lubly voice las'night, an'clap deir nan's  To mek her sing ag'in ; yo'understand  Her po' brack mammy's mighty proud of her;  >     i   ���' ���_-.'���_: My honey!  How peart an' sweet she stood there  in   her  gown ,,..- ���/-...',-  Of shinin' silk, and dem dear ..'yes so brown ;  An' she looked right at me when she done sing,  My lamb! my 61' heart beat like everything,  'Pears like I almos' wuships dat dear chile;  My honey !  Oh,   when  her  voice rung out an' de people  cheered  An'all delights an'flowers dey kin' a bleared  Dis niggah's eyes, I sie as plain as day  Dat chile on mammy's lap so far away,  Away, down south an'.see her baby face.  #       M3rhone3r!  Her own po, mammy daid, she put her haid  On dis brack niggah's bosom, an' I prayed  De blessed Lawd to mek me strong enough  To keep dat dear chile's paf from bein' rough,  An' tek good keer of her, my little lamb;  My honey!  An'  (.loan  yo,'   think    her  lMtniny's  pow'ful  proud       ;    ,  Las' night to hear de people clap so loud  To -mek her sing an udder time ?   Dat chile  Looked over all dem haids an' sent a smile  Right into dis brack face ! De good Lawd bless  My honey !  ���Harriet Francene Crocker.  COURT  J. H. Brodie  John James Cater  Gaspard Farrer  Henry R. Fan-er  Richard H. Glyn  Secretary���A  DIRECTORS.  E. A. Hoare  '      H. J. B. KendaliJ  J. J. Kingsford  Frederic Lubbock  Geo. D. Whatman  G. Wallis.  H.  Head Office in Canada���St. James St.,  Montreal, -  SriKKMAN, .'..'.    - -a-'.  General Manager  J. Elmsly, Inspector.  BRANCHES   IN  CANADA.  London Kingston'        HalifaxN, S.  Brantford Ottawa, Rossland. B.C.  Paris Montreal ;       Sandon, B C.  Hamilton Quebec '.-".- ',     Victoria, B.C.  Toronto St- John, N.B. Vancouver, B.C,  Fredericton, N.B. "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  S'ansom St.���H. M. I. Mc-  Michael and J. R. Ambrose,    -v-'"" ������*  London Bankers���The Bank of England Messrs  Glyn & Co.  Foreign Agents���Liverpool���Bank of Liver  pool. Scotland���National y 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 Jaj a i  ���Mercantile Bank of India, Ltd.-. Agra Bank  Ltd. West Indies���-Colonial Bank.y Paris  Messrs. Mareuard, Krauss et Cie.   Lyons���Credit  Lyonnais.  . GEORGE K YD D, Manager- ^  Sandon; BC  H EFFECT WED.JJOV. 25, 1895  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  MTERS ATIOHAL     NAVIGATiOM  & TRADING^).,  LTD,  StrsMernatifliial anfl Allierfi  Oh Kootenay Lake and R ver.  Leave '8 00  " 8 30  "..  fi��-3(5  "       9:51-  '��� 10 03  ." 10 18  "10 30  ���'10 38  Arr. 10.50  A.M.  u  Kaslo  '  South Fork  Sproule's  Whitewater  Bear Lake  McGuigan  Bailey's  -Junction  Sandon  Arrive, 3 50  "3 15  V-'"    2 15  ���_ 00  1 48  1 33  1 21  1 12  Leave 1 00  u  u  li  PM  '.. U-.  u  u  '������-.��  '. "  .  u  For rates and information apply at  Company's Offices.  ROBT. IRVING,        R. W. BRYaN,  Traffic Miigr. Supt. and Ass't Trras  Time Card in Effect,May 10th. 1897.   Daily  .Except Sunday. Subject to Change without nOtic_  ���'���'-,      : ' -t'v -    - ���  Close connection at Five Mile Point with all  passengei trains of the N. & F.S.R.R. to and from  Northport, Rossland and Spokane.  Through   tickets sold at Lowest Rates and  Baggage checked to all United States Points.  Lv. Kaslo 'for Nelson and way points. ,5:30 a.m  Ar. Northport 12:15 p:m.; Rossland 3:10 p.  in.; Spokane, 6 p.m.   i  Nelson for Kaslo a-nd way point.-*, 5 p.m.  Lv. Spokane 8 a.m.; Rossland, 10:20 a.m.;  Northport, 1:50 a,.m. ...".-  Lv  First Bank Established in tlie Slocan  Schedule No: 3, Jan. 4, <9?  ^WESTUOtTND.-  No.l"        No. 2  Passenger  Tues.,  Thurs.  &Sat.,  0:30 "pm  6:40 pm  <3:45 pm  7:00 pm  7:05 pm  7:10pm  7:15 pm  7:25 pm  | 7:35 pm  7:40 uni  8:00 pm  ^EASTROUND.-s,  .-.'* No. 2 .   ",   No.4y  Stations Passenger.,  Daily Tues.,     Daily,  except ������-���'   .; Thurs.   except  ���Sun'dav-. Lv. Ar.~& Sat.,   Sunday.  8:30 am Trail 8:00 am   (3:00 pin  8:40 am Smelter ,7:47 am 5:47 pm  8:45 am .' MeLeod's 7:42 am 5:42 pm  9:00 am :. Warheld 7:31 am 5:31 pm  9:051am Tiger Switch Bk 7:26 am 5:26 pm  9:10 am Crown Paint -7:21am 5:21pm  9:15 am Lake Mountain 7:16 am 5:1(5 pm  9:25 am      Carpenter     7:10 am   5:10 pm  Incorporated by Roy.il Charter .1862.  Capital (with power to increase) ^2,920,000  Reserve       486,606  FACTS   AND   FIGURES.  The world contains at least four mountains composed of almost solid iron ore. One is the iron  mountain.of Missouri, another in Mexico, another  in India, and a fourth in that region of Africa  explored by Stanley, and there have been reports  of such a mountain existing in Siberia.  A piece of camphor'gum is a very good indicator of what the weather is going to be. If, when  the camphor is exposed to. the air, the gum remains dry, the weather will be fresh and dry, but  if the gum absorbs the moisture and seems damp,  it is an indication of rain.  The total value of gold in the world at present  is about $3,000,000,000.  Robbing Peter to pay Paul is said to have originated in an act of the church government of  England in 1550. At that time tlie Cathedral of  St. Paul-in London, being out of repair, and no  funds available, a portion of the income of Westminster,which was consecrated to St. Peter,, was-  diverted to the repair of St. Paul's.  Head Office : 60 Lombard Street, London, Eng.  BRANCHES:  In British Columbia:���Victoria, Van convert, New  Westminister ,Nanaimo,Kamloops,NEI_SON,  KASLO and SANDON, (Slocan District).   .  Iii the United States:���San. Francisco and- Portland. * *  Agents and Correspondents:  CANADA:���Canadian Bank of Commorce  Merchants' Bank of Canada, the Molsons Bank  Imperial Bank of Canada and Bank of Nova  Scotia. UNITED STATES:���Canadian Bank  of Commerce (Agency;), New York; Bank of  Nova Scotia, Chicago. The London and San  NranCisco Bank, Ltd.i Tacoma. The Puget  Sound National Bank. Seattle. The' Exchange,  NationaLBank, Spokane.; AUSTRALIA AND  NEW ZEALAND :���Bank : of Australasia.  HONOLULU:   Bishop & Co,  TTBn^Ttur :fy _-^E"_rrrToisr,  Liooal __��a._aager\  _3_3LnciorL B_?a,3o.G_a.  9:35 am  9:40 am  9:50 am  Union Ave    7:03 am  ^:03pm  Rossland       7:00 am   5:00 pm  Rossland Wye 6:40 am   4:40pm  J: A. JORDAN.CD. & T:M.  NEW SERVICE ON KOOTENAY LAKE;  Lv. Nelson for Kaslo, etc, Tues., Wed, Thurs.,'  Fri;, Sat.; 9:30 a.m.   Ar. Kaslo,.12:3!), p.m.  Lv. JCaslo for Nelson, etc., Mom, Tues., Wed.,  Thurs., Ffi.; 5 p.m.   Ar. ��� Nelson j 9 p.m.  BONNER'S FERRYT AND KOOTENAY RIVER  "'.;; SERVICE.:   --     -,-'.-���.;  Lv. Kftslo, Sat., 11 p.m.; Ar. Boundary, Sun.,  7 a.m.; A.t. Bonner's Ferry, Sun., 11.30 a.m.  Lv. Bonner's Ferry, Sun.,yl p.m.; Ar. Boundary, Sun., 5p.m.; Ar. Kaslo, Sun.. 10 p.ni.-  Close connection 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 Olfice at Kaslo, B.C.  ..'���."������-��� Kaslo; BC., May. 15,1897  SpMe Falls  THE   STEAMER  LEAVES NEW DENVER  every morning at 8 o'clock  . (Sunda3rs excepted)   .,   ;  FOR SILVERTON,  SLOCAN CITY and ALL  INTERMEDIATE POINTS.  Nelson&Fti Siieppard  Red  Mountain  Returning will;! if possible,-make connections  with the west-bound train on the N. & S. Ry.  Powder carried only on Fridays.  Time Table subject-to change without notice.  G. L. ESTABROOK, Master.  A Proper Retoi't,  A good story is told of a self-respecting carpenter who was sent to make sdme repairs in a private house. As he entered the room in which the  work was to be'done, accompanied by his apprentice, the lady of the house called out, Mary, see if  my jewel case is locked.  The carpenter understood, and, as he was an  honest.man he was indignant. He had his opportunity however, and he used it.  had his       . , He removed  jus watch and chain from his  waistcoat with  a  significant air, and gave them to his appentice.  John, he said/take these back to the simp  si-ems tliis house isn't safe.  The only all rail route vvithout change  fycars between Nelson yand Rossland  nd Spokane and Rossland.y  Only Route'^M^^^'^&^t.  and Mineral District of the  Colville Eeservation, Nelson, Kaslo,   Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Daily, Except Sunday.  Leave.  8:50 a.m.  10:15 "  8:00 a; m.  NELSON  ROSSLAND  SPOKANE  Arrive.;-'*.  5:35 p.m.  3:40    "  6:00 p.m.  Kaslo and  The Quickest  it  No Sense Whatever.  Has llohson got a good head V  G-ood head ? He's the most stupid person on  earth. Why. that man couldn't make money oven  if ho kept a* drug store.  Robbie's Latest Joke.  The terminus of the Slocan  River Railway, the business centre for Springer  and Lemon creek mines,  which are already shipping*  ore. Lots in this the mosc  promising and beautifully,  situated town in" West  Kootenay.  UOKLING  Cheapest Route  East  Close connection with Steamers for  all Kootenay lake points,  "y- .. ���_'  Passengers for Kettle  River and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with stage daily.  -:THE:-v  Steamer leaves Nakusp every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday  morn ing, making c) pse con nection  at Revelstoke with trains for  all points East or West  '���I saw a pair of gaiters the other day that the  bravest man living would not dear to wear," said  ���Bobbie.  "What kind were they?'-' asked Tommio.  ���'Alligators/'said Bobbie.  B .Slocan City, Rossland,  5 Toronto.  FOR SALE.  A GOOD Lot on Main Street in Silveron.   A  L. Five-Roomed    House    and   Lot   in  Xew  When in   Vancouver stop at  the  Manor House. t  u .  (���' Den ve  i  I  mgan  ��     McGUIGAN, B.C.  Best house in the City.  Good accomodation for the  oscillating public.  BONGARB'...&' mC&ART.  Je"weler  KASLO CITY,  B.0  The only Practical Watchmaker  n��ay   District.     Orders .by'mail  attention.  in the Koote-  cccive proinp  Before you travel get information.from  C.P.R.   Agents as to time and  rates.    It will save you money  Apply to nearest Railway Agent  or to  iso Two Lots suitable for gardens.  W. H. BRANDON,  Brand on. B.C.  District Passenger Agent,  Vancouvei  ALL WORK GILA RARTEED  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,_04,9;��S.  Pull information by application to  W. D. MrTCHF.LL. Agfint,'   Xew Denver. B.0 j*.-���-"*"������-���;__.-._j____... ;,��� . __--.-..-.  _-T;^fpp^pij___.^^gy..v^-fat^pj.iw*%*  Fourth Year.  THE    LEDGE.  CAPT   ADAMS' RETU_-IN.  Capt. R. C. Adams, thewell known mining man  has just returned to Mbnsreal from a four month's  stay in London, Eng.Vwhere he has successfully  placed his British Columbia mining properties, as  stated in previous;issues,   a.  In conversation with: "Mining News," Capt.  Adams stated that he found a great deal of interest in Canadian mining and had been told that  about 40 British-Columbia companies had already;  been registered, .most of ��� them being exploration  companies, and some of them-not even possessing  an option on any property; y '  The London markets was- full of options, but  there was a good chance at the present time for  v.he owners of genuine properties to get eapitalfor  development work as there were many people  willing to Invest money in this way. This interest in Canada will lead to very flarge investments  of capital ;here, if preliminary work proves successful, and if more dividends are paid. In this  respect it must be remember_d that a very great  dea 1 depends upon the results of the present seat  son's work.  At the present time-, there was great apathy  towards South African and West Australian  mines, as large sums of money had been dropped  there. There was also a very noticable opposition  to investments in the United States, as the recent  elections, and the evident strength of the silver  party, together w^ith the heavy depreciation in  securities have combined to make the English investors look upon the States as very unstable.  They are therefore looking for in v. stments under"  the British flag, and the mines bf-British Columbia and Western Ontario appear to them to offer  the best opportunities at the present time, The  general public is hardly interested to any extent  asyet, but the financial men and promoters believe  that they soon will be.  A good dear of interest is manifest towards the  Rainy River region, as reports have been very  favorable and considerable moiiey lias already  been sent in.        V..,..',.',;-; ...   ,/,-.���-���.  Capt. Adams was somewhat reticent about the  company which he has just formed, but ih reply  to questions said that he had been successful in  interesting very influential men among whom  were Mr. Wilherforce Bryant and Mr. Wallace  C. Ho_. ton. And the stock had been taken up  among the personal friends of these gentlemen,  who privately circulated the prospectus. They  had secured enough capital to develop the properties into conditions suitable to warrant their  equipment as productive mines. He himself  would go to British Columbia in a few weeks.  His son, Mr. Walter C. Adams, had already  reached the camps; work was being done on the  properties that were earliest accessible from the  thawing of the snow���the North Fork of Salmon  River and Okanogan; Fairview in the Slocan  * mines would be started in Tuly.  The townsite of Midway was not included but  remains under the control of the Midway company, Ltd.,of Montreal, and .reports from ;��it are  mostl. encouraging. The wa'er and irrigation  works are nearly completed. Twelve houses and  stores are bei.g built:and others are being asked  for.   Proposals are. .also,.being discussed for-the  Speaking of smelters, Capt. Adams said that in  a conversation, Prof. Sylvaims Thompson? Jthe  celebrated e_ectricianrsaid.thp electric, metallurgy  was receiving the -greatest. attention,and that  cheap processes for working low grade ore (which  are so abundant in British Columbia) are being  anxiously looked for Already claims ar_ put  forward that such things have been disepvered  and proved successful. And when such-a process  of real practical value is discovered it will mean a  revolution in the outlook of Southern British  Columbia.  Capt. Adams also.. spent, some; hours in: the  laboratory of Admiral Solwy-* the inventor of tl e,  Zymean process of reduction of ore, by which the  metal is dissolved in. salt water, aiid. recovered  from the solution by chemical action. Thfe inventor claims that by this process ore can be  treated at the exceedingly low cost Of *90 cehtsper  ton on such a small scale as 240 tons daily.  jftwuss ������.il___i_;_q >_r____a'v  NOTICE   TO    JOINT    STOCK   COMPANIES.  THE following section, numbered 161, of the  ���*- " Companies Act. 1897," relative to the  issue of a free miner's certificate is published  for jthe information of JOINT STOCK COMPANIES, -      - .-.'.'���..  JAMES BAKER,  Minister of Mines.  Provincial Secretary's Office,  11th May, 1807.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  EMPIRE   NO:   5   AND   BRYAN  MINERAL  CLAIMS.  NO.   4  1(51. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in section 4 of the .-*; Mineral Ae,t, 1890,"  or section 4 of the "Placer Mining Act, 1891,"  or elsewhere in the said Acts or other the  mining laws of the Province, no free miner's  "certificate-(shall be issued to a Joint Stock  Company,for a longer period than one year,  and such certificate shall date from the 30th  day of June in each year; and every free  miner's certificate held by a Joint Stock Company at the passing of this Act shall be valid  and existing until and shall expir _y on the 30th  day of June, 1897- Upon applying to renew  any such certificate on or -before said 30th day.  of June, the Joint Stock Company ^shall be |  entitled to a rebate of a proportionate amount  of the fee paid' for a certificate heretofore  issued according to the fxirthar time for which  it would but for this section have been valid.  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  JL as agent for A. C.Holland,- free,miner's  certificate No. 894. _��� and. John McNeill, free  ���miner's certificate No. 77854, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certilicate' of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crowm grant of  the above claims.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 2.th day Of May, 1897.  my27-jy27 CHARLES MOORE.  No. 387.  CERTIFICATE OF THE REGISTRATION (  A FOREIGN COMPANY.  ���"Companies' Act," Partly., and amending Acts  NOTICE  NOTICE  NOTICE is .lereby given that sixty ((30) days  after date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner"of Landsjand Works for permission to  purchase 160 acres of land commencing at a po3t  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 point of commencement, near Fennell and Four Mile creeks, Slocan  ���'���district, and.adjoining the groundstaked by Thos.  ."V     LUTHER.PRESCOTT STA RRATT  "YTOTICE is hereby given that a special meet-  ���*-" ing of the Shareholders of the Slocan  Milling Company, Limited Liability, will be  held at the office -of the Company, at New  Denver, B.C., on Monday, the 21st day of June_  1897, at 10 o'clock a.m;, for the purpose of considering the expediency of selling the.whole or  such portion of the assets of the Company as  may be agreed upon at such meeting, and if  agreed upon, passing resolutions, authorizing  any such proposed sale to be carried into  effect, and for such other business as may be  properly brought before the meeting.  FRANK   COX,  New Denver, B.C., May 17th, 1897.  ADELA MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Alining Division of West  Kootenay District on the Galena Farm south of  Silverton, B. C.,  TAKE NOTICE the we the undernamed Ada J.  Brown; tree miner's certificate No 74,227 and  James C Bolander, free miner's certilicate No  65,900 and William Tliomlinson, free miner's.certificate^ No 74,607, intend sixty days froni date  hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a cer:  tiieate 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 certilicate of improvements. '"..  Dated this 2oth Day of April; A. D; 1897.       ju 2z  /" 'y HALTONCIIIEF 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  ThreeForks:  TAKE NOTICE^thatl, M. J Meeker, acting  as agent for E. S. Graham, free miner, certificate No. 8048D, intend sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grantfor 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  , __ ; Ji ; - 1 ; ���_>  "The Arlington Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company * (Foreign).  CAZUBAZUA   MINERAL   CLAIM.  NOTICE.  "YTOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after  IY date I Intend to apply to the, Chief Commissioner'-of Lands and Works, for permission to  purchase 100 acres of land, more or. less situated  about 2�� miles south of New Denver, on east shore  Of Slocan Lake, West Kootenay, B.C. Commencing at J-j0. Harris' S.W. corner, thence north 80  chains, thence west to mineral claiin Neglected  and following east .and south boundaries of said  claim to Slbcan lake, thence southerly along east  shore of said lake to point Of commencement.  J'C.Harris.  TAKE NOTICE that I, David Bremner, as  agent for George Fairbairn, freeyminers'  certificate No. 79256, and, Frank Culver, free  miners' certificate No. 66005 intend sixtydays  from the date hereof to apply to the Gold Commissioner for~:a certificate of improvements  for the purpose of obtaing a Crown Grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that adverse claims  must be sent to the Gold. Commissioner and  action, commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  DAVID   BREMNER.  Dated this 3rd day of May, 1897.  my20-jy20  Dated April 22nd, 1897.  ap29-je29  notice;  Dated Apail 14,1897.  ap22-ju23  A:  SPECIAL MEETING of the Stockholders,  of the Sunshine Mining Company.Limited,  Liability, will be held at the Concentrator,  Three Forks, B.C., on the Twenty-Sixth day of  June, 1897' at Twelve o'clock, M., for the pur-  posa of granting an option or authorizing a  sale of all or a part of the Company's assets  in the Province of British Columbia.  Dated at Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.,  this 25th day of May, 1897.  T.   J.   AUSTIN,  Secretary.  TfOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after  lv date I intend to apply to the Chief Commis  sioner of Lands and Works for permission to pur*  chase two hundred and forty (240) acres of land"  situated near the junction of Upper Eight Mile,  creek with; Lower Eight Milecreek, Slocan lake,  West Kootenay, _tnd^aescribed as follows :-Com-  mericing at a pdst*plaiit-d Oiithe west bank of  Upper Eight mile creek, thence north 60 chains;  thence east 40 chains; thence south 60 chains;  thence west 4) chains to the place of commencement.  R. B. KERR.  WAKEFIELD   MINERAL   CLAIM.  rpAKE NOTICE that I, David Bremner, as  1 agent for George Fairbairn, free miners'  certificate No. 79256, and J H. Wereley, free  miners' :certificate No. 61697 (personal representative of W.H. Smith), intend sixty days  from the date hereof to apply to the Gold  Commissioner for a ceitificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that adverse claims  must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and  action commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements.  DAVID   BREMNER.  Dated this 3rd day of May, 1897.       "~ my20-.iy20  Registered the 3rd day of March, 1897.  f HEREBY CERTIFY that I have this dav  1 registered "The Arlington Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company" (Foreign) under the  ������Companies' Act," Part IV.,"Registration of Foreign Companies," and amending Acts.  The head office of the said ���Com pan v is situated  at the City of Spokane, in the State of Washington, U.S. A.  The objects for which the 'Company is established  are:���To work, operate, buy sell, lease, locate,  acquire, procure, hold and deal in mines, metals  and mineral claims of every kind and description  within the United States of America and the Province of British Columbia. Canada; to carry on  and conduct a general mining, smelting aiid reduction business; to purchase, acquire, hold,  erect and operate electric and power plants for  the purpose of mining and treating ores, and for  the, purpose of iurnishihg lights and creating  power for all purposes; to bond, buy, lease, locale  and hold ditches, flumes and water rights; to  conduct, lease, buy,sell, build or operate railroads,  ferries, tramways and other ways of transportation,*-for transporting ores, mining and other  materials;; to own bond, buy, sell, lease, and  locate timber and timber claims, and finally to do  everything consistent, proper, convenient and  requisite for the carrying on of the objects and  purposes aforesaid in their fullest and broadest-  sense, within the territory aforesaid.  The capital stock of the said Company is one  million dollars, divided into one million shares of  the par value of one dollar each.  Given under my hand and seal of office at  Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this 3rd  day of March j 1897.  [L.s.[ S.   Y,  WOOTTON,  Registrar of Joint Stock 'Companies  APPLICATION  FOR   LIQUOR  LICENSE.  "YTOTICE is hereby given that thirty days after  iV date the undersigned will apply to the  Stipendiary magistrate of West Kootehay for  a license to sell liquor by retail at his hotel,  near Aylwin, on. Ten Mile creek, Slocan Dis'  trict.  PAT STRATFORD.  May 20,1897. my20-je20  NOTICE is hereby given that at the expiration  of one month from the date of the first publi  cation hereof, the undersigned will apply to the  stipendiary magistrate for the district of West  Kootenay for a license to sell liquor by retail at his  hotel on Ruth street in the town of Sandon, B.C.,  said hotel to be known as the Windsor, and -situate-on a portion of Lots 1, 2;3, 4, Block 7, Sandon  Townsite,. ;  Dated at Sandon, B.C.  May 4th. 1897.  EDWARD GOLD.  m4 jut  NOTICE.  NOTIOE.  Dated 6th April, 1897  a,p8-ju8  NOTICE  SIXTY days after date I.intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for  permission to purchase the following described  land situated on Snow Creek, about three miles  from the Columbia river: Commencing at a post  marked W. A. Harrison's north-west corner post  and running east 40 chains, thence south 40  chains, thence west ;_0 chains, thence north 40  chains to point of commencement, and containing  160 acres of land more, or less.  I William alfukd Harrison,  Nakusp, West Kootena3r,  . 14th April, 1897. ap29-je29  A SPECIAL MEETING of the Stockholders  ���t*- of the Cumberland Mining Company,  Limited, Liability,- will be held at the Concon-  trator, Three Forks, B.C., on the Twenty-Sixth  day of June, 1897, at eleven o'clock, a.m., for  the purpose of granting an option or authorizing a sale of all or part of the Company's assets  in the Province of British Columbia.  Dated at Detroit; Michigan, U.S.A..  this 25th.day of May, 1897.  T.   ���).  AUSTIN,  Secretary.  NOTICE is hereby giyen that sixty days after  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and- Works-for ^permission to  purchase 240 acres of land, situated near the shore  ot Slocan lake, between Rosebery and New  Denver, and described as follows:���Commencing  at a post; planted about half a-mile east from the  mouth of Wilson Creek, Immediately north of the  right of way of the Nakusp & Slocan Railway;  thence 60 chains north; thence 40 chains east;  thence 60 chains south; thence 4C chains west to  the point of commencement. ���'-".-  W^ILLIAM   THOMLINSON.  New Denver, B.C..  Dated this 31st day of March, A.D. 1897.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days from date  I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for permission to purchase 320  acres on the Columbia/river commencing at a post  planted alongside S. Walker's north-west corner  post, thence running north 40 chains, thence east  80 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence west 80  chains to the point of commencement/containing  320 acres more or less.  Ellkx McDougald.  Nakusp. April 20.1897. ��p29-je2!)  NOTICE-  N  OTICE is hereby given that sixty (00) days  after date I in end to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase 160 acres of land commencing at a post  marked ''TV a's' ' N. W. Coi ner, 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  NOTICE.  FTICE is hereby 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.  'FALLEN & CORY.  Dated April 21, lSiVT',  npr22-ju22  XfOTICE is hereby given that a special meeting  -^ of the shareholders of the Alamo Mining Company, Limited Liability, will be held at the office  of the Company, at Three Forks, B. C, on Monday the 21st day of June, 1897, at 10:30 o'clock,  a/m.,for the purpose of considering the expediency of selling the whole or such portion of tlie  assets of the Company as may be agreed ���upon' at  such ^meeting, and if agreed upon, passing resolutions authorizing any such proposed sale to be  carried into effect, and for such other busint&s as  may be properly brought before the meeting.J  Frank Cox, Secretary.  New Denver, B. C, May 27th, 1897.  NOTICE.  "YTOTICE is hereby given that a special meeting  ^ of the Shareholders of the Slocan Tramway  Company, will be held at the office of the Company, at Three Forks. B.C., on Monday the 21st  day of June, 1897, at 12 o'clock, m., for the  purpose of considering the expediency of selling the whole or siich portion of the assets of  the. Company as may be agreed upon at such  meeting, and if agreed upon, passing resolutions authorizing any such proposed sale to  bo carried into effect, and for such other business as may be properly brought before the  meeting.  FRANK   COX.  Secretary.  Three Forks,.B.C..May 17th, 1997.  NOTICE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that a special meer-  ^ ing of the Stockholders of the Minnesota  Silver Company, Limited, will be held at-the  Concentrator, near Three Forks, British Columbia, on the 21st day of June, 1897, at II  o'clock, a.m., for ^:he purpose of considering-  and acting upon a proposition to sell or gran t  an option upon tlie Elgin anulvenhoe mineral  claims upon terms and conditions to be stated  at the meeting.|  T. J.  AUSTEN.  Si'Ci-pt.Mry.  May 20.1N97. 8  THE    LEDGE,  Fourth  Year.  MINING   RECORD,  -Bank of British  Recorded at New Denver, the Assessments  Transfers and Locations:  ASSESSMENTS.  May 25  Electric Light-A S Reed  Curley���Chas Mc Nichol et al  Loclncl���H D McMillan and H Morrison  Bla_k Hussar���Chas H Newhouse et al.  Seattle No 3���John Dem psey et al  Hermosa and Clariot���W m Brosch et al  Mascot No 3���A Waddell and Michael Kislin  Sunrise���Waddell and Kisliu  Irene���A H Blumenaucr  Corker���J A Davis  May 20  Olympia���B B Johnston etal  Lemon Star and Lucky Boy-  Columbia.  Aquila Fraction, 0 G, Old GlOry, Fairfax,  Lilly, Hur, Carl, L W Fraction���Old tG lory Mining company.  Printo No 2���John Hughes  May 27  Democrat���John G Steel  Milton���Robt McPherson  White Swan���Alexander Long et al  Stockholm���Gust Johanson       '������-.���.  First Extension���Jas Moran et al  Susana���August Szuld  <    Madison���Wm Price  Marddn Fractional and Argenla���F A Henne-  berg and Wm C Price  May 28 '  Hardscrapcl and Handy���Geo Muir  Mollie O���J H Thompson  Potomac���Jas Williamson  Rob Roy���Ed McGregor  Black Beauty���A P Lemieu  White Beauty���E Lemieu  Southern Chief���Jas Cros3  Dosriass���5 Mile, David D Hood  Sadie R���same, J A Thompson  Dee Dee���same, David C Hood   .  Bearisto���same,John O Thomson  ���May 29J' .  Ma ceo���Lemon, A Walkey  Myra���same, W D McGregor  Senic���same, D R Young  Macon���same, Fred J Smith  Sir Frederick���Carpenter, Frank Jobson  Little Ben���same, R Strangeway  Drum   Lommond���Little Slocan  river,  Maher  Hit or Miss���Gold, Dan Thomas  SILVERTON.  WTm  D Bishop, D  May 29  Lost Bear-  -Herman Clever  May 31  Dunedin���Jas Marshall ��� '   ��� ,  Golden Crown and Silverton Boy���W H Robertson  Mowich���C E Fielding .  Tecumsch���J Ryan and A Taylor  Royal Star���Carter H Brindle  Cliff���Chas McNicoll  Vancouver No 2���Vancouver Group Mining  company    .  Erie���Erie Mining and Milling company.  Rambler���Rambler and Cariboo Consolidated  Gold and Silver Mining company  Portland No 5--E S Williams  Celebration���F E Griffith  -J T Beauchesne  June 1  Alberta and Columbia No 5-  locations.  May 25  Nina and Slocan���Wilson, E Genelle  Gertrude���same, Pat Tierney  Prince Edward���Five Mile, *J A Thompson  Forty-Eight���Lemon. H L F fe  Monitor Fraction���1 hree Forks, Ernest Har-  rop  Punch���Wilson, J C Cunningham  Judy���same, A H Blumenauer.  Blenheim���Three ;Mile, Wm H Trump. J B  Thompson.  Trump���West Slocan lake���Wm H Trump,  J B Thompson  Maniton���Lemon, W S Gown  Evans A���Evans creek, Joe Fortin  May 26  Diana���Carpenter, L C Turcott  St Thomas���same, O Lemieux  White Quail���Lemon, W7m Slavin, J A Foley  J B Callahan  Huffy���New Denver, Albert Owens, John  Hughes.  Davenport���Wilson, A E Price, P Sheran  Arta���Houson, David Butchart  Bird's Eye���Seaton, A E Scott  Granite���same, Pete Gondron  Elite���Four Mile, Dan J McDonald  y Black Diamond���same,ID K McDonald  Randon���Three Forks, Ludger Guerell  To.ipedo���Four Mile, Kenneth Morrison  Eureka���Wilson, W A McKinnon, Jackson  Holmes  Robin a���Wilson, P Ef Simpson  Boston Boy���Wilson, P H Stewart  Chicago���Nemo, Duncan McPherson  Ontario���same, Donald McDonald, Duncan McPherson  Eureka���same, Duncan McPherson  Mountain Lake���same, Donald McDonald,  Duncan McPherson  Hartford���same, Donald McDonald  Bessie���Lemon, Thos Benton  May 27  Calcutta���Cajpenter, Jno* Foster  Tom Boy���O K Creek, Thos Trenary  Hams���Lemon, Duncan McPherson A A Cameron  Thorburn���West Slocan lake, Grant Thor-  burn  Millionaire���Evans, J  M  Greenaugh,  A  H  Blumenauer, H M Martin, CK Hamma.nd. A A  Greenaugh  India���Cody, Wm Callahan  Hopwell���Cody, Robt Langhill ..  Cariboo and Raven���Lemon, F M Cropper  lion Chere���Slocan river, Jas Gorman  Ohio���Lemon, Ole Peterson  Examiner���same, W S Ross  Mosquito���Slocan, Donald McDonald  Smuggler���Fennell, Jno Carroher  Drum Lommond���Carpenter, Jas MeGibbo"s  May 28  Dominion and Advance���6 Mile, M S Clark  Jessy and Fairy Queen���Carpenter, Peter Mullen  Callebpa���McGuigan, P A McDougald  Hope���Cody, W W Levi  White Fall���Carpenter, J Matulack  Sky Lark���same, John Estabrooks  Rosalee Fraction and William���WTilson, Barthe-  levna Lafleur  Mable K Fractional���Payne Hill, WmKerr  Lambton Fractional���same Albert Kan-  Hardship��� Wilson, S B Hcndee  Muchacho���Carpenter. Michael Kirlin  ���Amazon���1 Mile, J S Reed  Horse Shoe���near Fisher Maiden,  Darg, S E Watson  Black King���same  Carleton���Cody, H D Cameron  Lolly L���10 Mile, Fred Leas, Geo A Brown  May 31  Boss and Hengist | Houson, David Murphy  Victor���Carpenter, Jas Marshall  Grand���Galena Farm, C S Rashdall  Westfield���same, A E Fauquier  Paragon���8 Mile, Jos C Buller, W B Young  Confidence���Carpenter, Thos Rause,  John  R  Campbell John Campbell  Mist���Silverton, BFMcNaugt  Corncracker���same, F H Bartlette  Fairhaven Fractional���same, N F McNaught  Non Pariel Fractional���Slocan Lake, BF McNaught  Dorado���Silverton, F H Bartlett  Pacific���Sandon, W Sudrow  Twin Ledge Fractional���OK, Ezra M Meeker  Gladys���Carpenter, WH Maxwell  June 1   .      . '^ . ..    :  Merri Mac���Proctor, John T Beauchesne  Pinchbeck���Slocan. John Fin'chbeck  Grand Army Fractional���Miller, F H Stull  Alice���Carpenter,- S C Jackson, R Mooney  Emporium Fractional���Payne Mt,  P J Ric'.-ey  Horsa���Houson, W Colter  Sidney���Lemon, Louis Heckman  transfers.  May 25  H H Knox to J W Millard -\ Slug Ten, Jan 10,  $300,    .**'  Jno McMullan, Richard W Thompson, Joseph  Franz, and Joseph Dean to D Mayn'e Daly���all  in R W T, March 30 *  David Matheson to E Strickland���\ Queen Fraction, May 22, ��1  Alex Harrison to Wm Brosch���& Hermosa and  Hiiitori', March 4, $1  Ed Baum to Henry Smith-4 Mammoth, April  17, ��1 ���' "  ���  rJas Clark to Chas-M Woodworth���\ Trilby No 4,  May 22, $150     ;  J D Reid to Henry McKay���i Nellie Mack,May  May 26    ".  Wm Hunter to Wm C McKinnon���$ Green Leaf  May 22, ��500 ".  \, .     ���  Marcus G Pnipps tc Raymond B Punnett���The  Deadwood Pet, May 4, il.-,.  Alexander Dick and Archibald B McKenzie to  ���J-S'.C Fraser���all interest in the Alpine Group,  April 13, $1  H H Knox to. Chas S Ellis���The Atlas, May 18,  $1    ��� ���  Duncan McPherson to Henry Collins���J Eur  eka,May26, $1  May 27  Ole Peterson to H H Pitts���i  Rattler, May 26,  n .  .-      "  Martin Knight to Mrs Emily Adams���J Brunswick, May 19, ��1  MJ O'Brien to Robt McPherson����� Milton,  July 4, ��50  John A Whittier, et al, to the Argo Mines of  Sandon���the Argo Fraction arid Belt, May 26, $1  ' Wm Stubbs to A E Hillman����� St Lovance,  May 12, $1  L Gallagher to Jas Waburton���J White Swan,  Aug 5, $1  L Gallagher to Alexander Long���1 White Swan,  May 30, $1'     . .  Jas Warburton to Aaron's Rod M & D Co���1  White Swan, April30, $1  E Casy to W L O'Connell���The Rover, May 8.  n . ���.:  E McFadden to D McKinnon���1/-3 Florence,  May 27, $1  H A Hoover to A E Price���A Pickup, May 12,  ��150 ������'."���������  Ella Brown to J T Sullivan  ?150  A E Price to J T Sullivan���* iPickup, May 13,  $150 "  May 28  Robt Cooper and John Halpin to A W Wright  ���k Red Fox and �� Central Fraction. May 20, __  DA Van Dora, etal. to I A Yerex���the Caledonia, Lilly B, Jennie and Producer, April 21,  $10,000  Thos. Malone to Chas H Stubbs���The Chapleau  Fraction, May 25, Ho  Dan D McDonald to Geo H Suckling--The  Elite, May 27, ��1  D K McDonald to 3co H Suckling���The Black  Diamond, May 27, *1  May 29  Chas J Sarin to Chas H Thompson���The Auditorium, May 20, .1  Frank M O'Brien to same���The Toronto, May  27. iii J  D M Bongard to same���The Minneopolis, May  27, .*l _       .       J  Frank Haley |to same���The St Paul No 4'May  27, ��1 *  May 31  Geo W Coplen to A D Coplen���i The Cube Lode  Dec 1, ��5  Herman Clever to Geo C Wharton���h Lost  Bear, May 29, ��1 .       "  Burt Pearson and Abe Leggett to A N Angrig-  non����� Big Daisy, May 21, $l>  John O Todd to same���& Cedar, May 25, ��25  Chas Dougherty to Patrick Burns����� Minnehaha and Evening, April 17, $400  Hugh Mann and Chas Dougherty to same���all  interesi in the Jennie, April 10, $_  Alex |Waddell to Michael Kirlin���Tlie Hidden  Treasure Sept 21, $1_  Michael Kirlin to Geo Alexander���The Hidden  Treasure, May 13 $1  Nathan S Tucker to Phillip J Hickey���The  Sandow and Lone Star, Feb 19, -1  Joseph Fortin to Louis Lamont���\ Evans A.  Mav 27. ��3') . .  Bill Lewis, an old timer, is to take charge of the  Vancouver group this week.  Leslie Hill, manager of the Vancouver group.is  expected in here daily, and $30,000 is to be expended on the Vancouver this season by the London,  Eng., owner.  An important strike has been made on the Cliff,  which adjoins the Standard. A body of ore six  inches wide has been uncovered for 30 feet showing high values.  The new C. P. R. steamer Slocan begay calling at Silverton on Tuesday on its regular daily  service from Rosehery to Slocan City.  The Wakefield silver mine will make its first  shipment of ore thh week. (l  The new tunnel on the Thompson group has  -���truck ore showing from 135 to 180 ounces in  silver.  Silverton is having a steady growth without  the evil of boomiug, new residents coming in  daily, but much hampered waiting for building  material, ������**���'���'    .  A. M. Wilson has purchased his  brother's interest in . the Slocan  tailor shop, aiid will remove to the  Williamson block. His new stock of  clothes will sunt any taste.  Ladies go to Miss Cameron for dressmaking. Work guaranteed. At P.  Pyman's, Sixth St. f  ���.NOTICE,  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date  I intend to apply to the Hon. The Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works'for a special  licence to cut and carry away timber on the following described laiids commencing" at a post  marked S. B Hendee's East South-East corner,  situate two miles north of Wharton's saw mill on  the west side of Slocan lake; thence west southwest 240 chains; thence west north-west 160  chains; thence north north-east 240 chains;  thence east south-east 160 chains to initial post,  containing 960 acres.  S.B.HENDEE.  May 29th, 1897. je3-jy3  .    i. | -,..l���_���������_.    I  . . _  -    I. I I .,��� ��� .,   ...   ������ ��� __  -.II.--I.  !.^_l..  .1  I ���        -I .,.__.  E/Parris& Go.;  SLOCAN   CITY  and   TEN   MILE.  A full line of Prospectors' and Miners'  Supplies at Ten Mile Store.  EVEY  Dining Room and Bar. Firstr  class in every respect. Rooms  well furnished. Trail open to  Ten and Twelve Mile creeks.  Pack and Saddle Animals to hire.  ALLEN & CORY, Proprietors.  Vevey, Slocan Lake, B.C.  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       ,..'.>     .���  HOTEL SLOG Al  DINif.6 ROOM  Best service in town.  C.M. MONAHAN.  JO-JO   MINERAL   CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located:  On North Fork of Carpenter Creek, about  five miles above Three Forks.  ���TAKE NOTICE that I, Thomas Sinclair Gore,  1 acting as ^agent for Alice Trenery, free  miners'ocertificate 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 obtairiirig a  Grown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  ;- T    S    GORE  Dated this 20th day of May, 1897.'     '  COOK WANTED���Apply at ithe Slocan Hospital. - ������; * ���;; ���  EB________9BaraBa3  ILVERTON  THE SILVER TOWN  of SLOGAN LAKE  farm  rPhe future Commercial Centres  *     of the Rich Slocan.  Backed by payrolls of���The Galena  Wakefield ��� Fishermaiden��� Prescott-���  -h Pickup, May 13,  Vancouver���Thompson���-Alpha���Eeed-Robertson  ���Stewart���Vancouver and Buffalo Mines.  Lots $75 up.     Easy terms.     Clear title;  Registered plan.  Gene ral Agent Silvertcn Townsite, Silverton, B.C.  wissm^smiimaasamima,,  C. D. Rand.  D. S. ��� W ALLBEIDGE  Mining and Stock Brokers,  pies Pnblic and Conveyancers,  S-A-IsTDOlSr B.O.  Mines bought and sold. Stocks for sale in all B. C. mines.  Official brokers for Wonderful Group Mining Co.  Kootenay agents for Bondholder Mining Co.,  St.   Keverne Mining Co  Phcenix Consolidated Mining Co. and Two Friends Mine Co.'s stocks.  Companies  Stocked etzici  Promoted.  if  Dealers in  ardware,  Tin  and   Graniteware.  Miners' Supplies, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty, Doors & Windows.  .<=..  \


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