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Array 1  s^L-'l    ,      ���    ���     ' rx  ,-y  ���'���'--^iimiiiniiniitinini^  In Time the Sioean Coun= =  try Will be the Great . '=��  Silver Camp on Mother �����=.  Earth. =  ^'IlllllJIilllllilllillliJIIIIIIIIIiiillililllilll  ^aiiiiiHHiiumnHun,^-  S Job Printing at This Office  ��= at   Prices In  Harmony  g With    the   flelanchoiy  = Condition of Silver.  %.  *Aiiillllllll,illllil(lllllilllllllliiilIiiil!iliiJ^-  Vol. II. No; 26.  NEW DENVER, B. C, MARCH 28, 1895.  Price Ten Cents.  >0KE SHIPMENTS;  Record  of the Mineral Being- Handled  Over the N.<fc S. Railway.  The railway people have been getting- a move on during' the past week  and ore is going* out more freely.  Slides on the .road still continue to  worry thenr somewhat, but the work  train just put on will enable the company to keep the. cuts clear. <��� The  roads from the mines have broken up  and several of the properties have  stopped shipping1. About 1,500: tons  of oM is at the upper eiid,*> which will  keep the trammer busy for three  weeks. Two hundred and fifty-two  tons.in all went out over the railway  last week, valued at $25,200. It was  consigned to Omaha, except 20 tons  from the Reco, which went to Tacoma.  The Pilot Bay smelter ships 20 tons  of bullion daily to Aurora, 111.  From the initial shipment on September 13, 1894, till January 1, 1895,  the Slocan mines sent out over the  Nakusp & Slocan Railway.���  $ 77,125  9,125  103,150  ��� 4,775  8,700  1,500  4,225  6,000  1,500"  Total 2,151 $215,100  Since the first of the year the list by  the same route shows:���  NAKUSP ASSAYED.  Murmurings of Life in the Smiling City  by, Arrow Lake,  Alpha mine  Mountain Chief  Slocan Star  Fisher Maiden  Noble Five  Minnesota Silver Co  Reco  Idaho  Last Chance  771J tons, valued at  91J  1,03H  47$  87  15  421  60  15  January 1-8.1  February 1-28  1,397 tons, valued at  ���844 tons  DATE.  Marl  Mar 2  Mar. 4  Mar 15  Mai*16  Mar 20[  4 4   '  Mar 22  '���' u  Mar 23  MINE.  Alamo  Deadman  Kalispell  Alamo  Idaho     -  Noble Five  Last Chance  Noble Five  Slocan Star  Idaho  Reco  Slocan Star  Idaho  Alamo  WEIGHT.  100  20  ".-'7-  52  35  35  20  20 a  50  37  ; 50  '50-  35  45  35  ��139,700  84,400  VALUE.  ��10,000  2,000  700  5,200.  3,500  3,500  2,000  2,000  5.000  3,700  5,000  5,000  3,500  4,500  .8,500  Seeking Incorporation.  Capt. Moore and John Vallance are  seeking incorporation under the laws  of the province as the Slocan Tramway Company. The object of the  company is to build a trunk tramway  up H-owson creek, connecting the  concentrator at New Daluth with the  Idaho and Alamo group of mines, for  the purpose of getting out ore. This  will be the first company incorporated under Mr. Kellie's famous bill.  Interest in the Dominion elections  is dead.  A jeweler is the latest addition to  the town.  A deed for the schoolhouse site will  be furthcoming in a few days. [  The ball given by the Quadrille  Club on Friday was a success.  It is rumored that some of our business men will build residences this  summer.  Mrs. Geo. Graham, wife ol Conductor Graham, has been quite ill during  the week.  Mayor Parker, of Burton City, was  in town this week. He says business  is reviving. '     ��������� "    ., A  The sawmill resumes operations on  April 1. A large number; of orders  are on hand.       ,;^ ::       <a  An extensive addition, in the shape  of a sample room, has been added to  the Hotel Nakusp.  Robert Madden and T. Hyland are-  building an hotel at Nugget City, in"  the Cariboo creek camp.  ��� D. A. McDougald has arrived at;  Vancouver from Honolulu, but he will  not return here for some time.  J. D. Devlin is building an hotel on  his pre-emption on Cariboo creek.  His townsite will" be known as New  Galway.  .-'. ",;'-: ';������" ,  A number of venturesome spirits,  who left here for Cariboo creek, have  returned, as there is too much snow  yet on the hills for prospecting..  J. McDonald has had a busy winter  building boats to be put in commission  on the bay this summer. He has  enough orders in to keep him busy  till June.     ���'���'~v*; a  The increase in travel is quite noticeable, and the arrival of the boat  gives the town a busy appearance.  The C. & K. people claim that business has opened up four weeks earlier  than usual.  first Appearance  Of the New Denver Brass Band Before  tli'o Public.'--.  Concentrator at the Alpha.  Gold In Lardeau.  During the winter 48 men have  been washing the banks of the Lardeau for gold. Two men took out  lf3,0C0 in dust and nuggets between  them, and all have made good wages.  Some of the nuggets taken out were  worth |25 each. A large quantity of  float, carrying gold, was found in the  creek, -and the miners will combine  and prospect the mountains wiuh the  intention of discovering the ledge  xro'm whence came this quartz.  Eraser & Chalmers, of Chicago, have  received an order from the Alpha  people for a large concentrating plant  to be erected at their property on  Four Mile. It is thought the capacity  of the plant will be 80 tons daily.  Mr. Owens, who represents the Chicago outfit and vho superintended the  building of the concentrator at New  Duluth, went down to the Alpha on  Tuesday and looked over the ground.  He will meet Alex. McKenzie, the  principal owner of the mine, ac St.  Paul and make final arrangements  with him. This will make the forty-  second concentrating plant Mr.Owens  will have set up.  Friday evening the members of the  New Denver Brass Band held their  first public gathering  in Shannon's  hall, and theattendance 'far exceeded  anticipations. The hall was crowded,  each domicile sending a representative. The gathering took the form  of a house party, numerous tables and  games being provided for the guests.  While this recreation was in progress  a capital programing was.car ried but  under Jho direction of W Tbomlin-  son, president of the band; Following  is the programme:���  Selection by band, march; instrumental, Messrs. Webb and Brindle  and Miss Estabrooks, on violin, cornet, and organ; trio, Mrs. Shannon,  Messrs. Taylor and Brindle; recitation, Mrs. Reider; sold, C. E, Smitheringale, encored; instrumental, organ, Miss Estabrooks;^duett, Messrs.  Brindle "and Smitheringale; violin  solo, Miv Reider, * encored; solo, C. E.  Smitheringale,encored; instrumental,  violin,cornet and organ, Messrs. Webb  and Brindle and Miss Estabrooks;  selection by band, encored.  At this juncture the l efreshments,  -which had been, kindly provided by  the . ladies, were ' served*; " Next "in"  order was an impromptu concert, in  which Messrs. Reider, Smitheringale,  Gates, and Delaney and the band  took part, the proceedings terminating with the National Anthem. Miss  Estabrooks acted as accom panist  during the evening in an acceptable  manner. Throughout the programme  was of exceptional merit and highly  appreciated. The band boys came  in for the lion's share of the praise for  their selections, as the progress shown  by three weeks' practice surprised  all. Thanks are due the ladies of the  town and those contributing to the  programme for their valuable assistance. No admission was charged,  vet the voluntary contributions were  sufficient to place the band out of debt  and put something in the treasury.  A dance followed.  MINING NOTES,  Happenings    of    Interest   Among   the  Treasure Vaults.  Claim jumpers infest,- the Trail  creek camp.  More men are being put on at the  Ainsworth camp.  The force at the Pilot Bay smelter  is being increased.  Up to last night silver had advanced in price to 64 cents.  J. M. Harris, of the Reco, will visit  his relatives -in Virginia.  The Reco closed down Saturday till  next July.    Bad roads the cause. '  The last loads of ore were brought  down to the concentrator Tuesday,  the roads having broken up.  Jap King is doing some work on  his claims on Goat river. He will  return to the Slocan next month.  The   Trail   Mining  Company,   of  Chicago, with a capital of $250,000, '  has been registered under the provincial laws.   The company will operate  on Trail creek.  A Fancy Document.  E. Hesketh, of Nakusp, has purchased two lots from A. McGilliverv,  on Slocan avenue, just beyond Union  street. He will erect a cottage and  move his family here.  Recorder Sproat has received for  record one of the most fancv documents yet seen here. It is a deed of  conveyance of a quarter interest in  the Alpha and Black Bear mineral  claims on Four Mile, made . by'��� Aiex."  McKenzie in favor of H.-..C. Hens-  braugh, of Devil's Lake, for the sum  of $11, G30.52i. On the document are  the seals and signatures of Secretary  of State Gresham and Attorney-General Olney, of the American Government, besides those of sundry notaries  public; while hanging therefrom are  enough variegated ribbons to stock a  milliner's shop.  Capt. Moore went out this morning  to Calgary and Duluth, to be gone  two weeks.  The Dominion Parliament has been  summoned to meet on April 18, so the  elections will not take place for a  while yet.  During the week a representative  of the Pilot Bay smelter has been interviewing a number of the principal  Slocan mine owners relative to securing their output.  Wm. Roberts has been appointed  superintendent of the Blue Bell mine.  He is well qualified to fill the position  having had many years' experience  in practical mining.  One stack is running at the Pilot  Bay smelter, turning out 20 tons of  bullion daily. It will be increased  to 100 tons a day when the men get  accustomed to their work.  Development work is being done  on the King Solomon, a claim adjoining the suburbs of Kaslo. The ore  resembles that of Trail creek and  there is a large body of it.  By the railway's delay in getting  out the ore from Three Forks, the  mine owners have gained over iir5  per ton more profit, by the rise in silver.    It's an ill wind," etc.  Work on the tram way to the Idaho  and Alamo mines is .to commence almost immediately.    It will  be com  pleted in a month.    Capt, Moore will  get thtT rails in Calgary-  The Gertrude claim, an extension  of the No. 1, at Trail, has been purchased by John Murphy, A, B. Rail-  ton, Frank Gibbs, C. P. Oud in and  H. W. Bonne. Development work  will be begun on a large scale.  E. H. Tomlinson's property, the  Last Chance, near the Noble Five, is  turning out a beauty. Last week a  second vein, paralleling"the. first, was  uncovered in a crosscut, about 50 feet  from the incline shaft. The vein is  10 inches wide and high grade.  Hon. James Baker, the Minister of  Mines, advertises a denial in the Spokane papers of the report which is  current that aliens are prohibited  from acquiring: mineral claims in  British Columbia,except by purchase.  The law has not been altered in that  respect.  ir'-. I S     Vi     f'  t"Y*"  V i    \     -fc* \  <i     -t.  tSj,- Page 2.  THE   LEDGE.  Second Year  ��tie  g^Jr0^  Published every Thursday.  R.     T.    LOWERY,    EDITOR    AND  .FINANCIER.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  ONE YEAR .'.'..... .... .'.... .��2.00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first insertion, 10 cents per--line subsequent insertions,  - nonpareil measurement,  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something good,  no matter how crude. Get your copy0in while it  hi hot, and we will do the rest.  THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1895.  SLIGHTLY INCONGRUOUS.  pell ed to sink them and turn his attention to affairs of public weal. Mr.  Bostock is not the man to represent  this constituencv.  That Mr. Bostock's candidature in  the Yale-Cariboo district against Mr.  , Mara is slightly incongruous has become patent to many. It is even so  with his platform. In the first place  Mr. Bostock had had his mind made  up to run in the citv of Victoria, but  his services were ueclined. Then  our good Grit friends of the capital,  took it upon themselves to voice public opinion of this district, and sent  him. hither, with scarcely a recommendation and scant prospect of success.  In Mr. Mara the Conservatives have  a candidate who has been identified  with the progress of the country for  the past twenty years, and his course  in the Dominion House has been of  material assistance to his constituency.  He is respected in the Commons and  commands influence. His money has  been freely invested in enterprises  that have served to open up the country. Can anything like this be said  of Mr. Bostock? No; not a word.  Beyond, his properties at Kamloops  and Ducks, he has no interest here  and is known to but few.  Mr. Bostock does not' profess, any  knowledge on general affairs of the  Dominion, and will content himself  with purely local issues. He acknowledges allegiance to, the Liberal  party under Hon. Mr. Laurier, and  yet brings out a platform of his own,  and In'it-says "-practically nothing  about Federa 1 questions. Mr. Laurier  wants free trade as in England, but  Mr. Bostock says that is not possible,  as situations are different. The latter  wants economy in public expenditures, and in the same breath asks  for money to open up the rivers to  navigation. He wants free trade for  the province, and yet wishes to protect the agriculturists. He desires to  have mining machinery entered free  and Government works thrown open  to public tender���-issues that have  been accompl ished facts for years.  But a still more important factor to  us in West Kootenay is, that Mr.  Bostock, a mono-metallist, comes to  ask our suffrages when, if called on  in Parliament, he would vote against  silver���our main industry. If elected  his local cries would avail him nothing at Ottawa, and he would be com-  ,."-.Turn the rascals out" is a cry frequently raised by our Grit friends;  We did. In 1879 we fired bodily the  whole   nest   of them,   with   Dickv  ��� *  Cart\yright at their head, and have  kept them out ever since. Nothing  could prevail upon the electorate to  let them in again.  The Liberals of Victoria in convention assembled rejected Mr. Bostock  as a candidate for that city, but delegated him to Yale-Cariboo. The  people of this constituency feel flattered by the gratuitous compliment paid  their intelligence, and they will elect  Mr. Bostock by a handsome majority  ���to stav at home.  Messrs. Prior and Earle have been  unanimously chosen by the Conservatives of Victoria to again contest that  dual constituency. With Mr.Haslam  for the Nanaimo���or Vancouver Island  ���riding, a trio has been formed that  ensures a complete victory for the  Government from the Island. The  Mainland will be heard from in due  time.  Eastern Liberals have received another severe shock, in that A. F. Mc-  Intyre, Q.C., of Ottawa, has repudiated the policy of his party and joined  forces with the Conservatives. Mr.  Mclntyre has been one of the foremost  Liberals in the Capital City since  1882, and his desertion has caused his  old party much uneasiness. As rats  hustle out of a sinking ship, even so  are Lauder's followers deserting him.  This is the way our neighbors to  the south look at it, as per the Chicago Tribune:���"There is no part of  the Enfiflish-speaking world that has  stood the depression so well as Canada, and consequently no government  in the English speaking world is in  better form to ask the people for a renewal of confidence." And yet the  Grits have the. gall to ask us to re-  adopt the ruinous policy of the Mackenzie regime.   Never.   ;  Apropos of the Grit platform of free  trade for, the Dominion similar to  that in vogue in the Mother Land, the  trade unions of London, England, report 36,000 skilled workmen out of  employment, with scores of thousands  of laborers. In Glasgow, Scotland, no  1 ess than 40,00(3 people are being.fed  daily at the soup kitchens. The Grits  want Canada to be similar!y situated.  We give Mr. Bostock credit for more  humanity than that, but would advise,  him to quit the company he is in, for  it is bad, very bad.  The vacancies in the Local Legislature, caused bv the elevation of  Hon. Mr. Davie to the Bench and Mr.  Eberts to the attorney-generalship of  the province, will be re-occupied by  Government supporters. Hon. Mr.  Eberts has been re-elected for South  Victoria by acclamation, making the  third time he has been honored by  that constituency. In Chief Justice  Davie's eld riding, Cowicha .-Alberni,  F. A. Wood has received the nomination and the Opposition will not put  up a rival. The Opposition have  shown great courtesy in both instances. '-. "������'���'���'" '''���'       "���''-  f~W. BRUNER, M. D.,  Physician and Surgeon.  Three Forks,       -       B. 0.  A   FULL Line of Drugs and Prescription Reme-  'JX.   dies kei.t on hand.  R.BKERR,  OOLICITOR and Notary Public.  New Denver, B. O  HOT SPRINGS HOTEL,  ARROW LAKE,  IS now open for tl.e accommodation of guests.  Bates, $1.50 to S2.50 per day. Batlis  25  cents each, or 5 for SI.   For further  particulars write to the proprietors.  DAWSON, CRADDOCK & Co  New Denver, B. C.  T\OOTS and Shoes made to order.   First-class  work.   Imperial Calf for line shoes.   French  Goods specially adapted for Miners' and Prospcc-  tors' use.   Goods warranted not to rip for one year  LELAND  NAKUSPA B. C.  The location of this Hotel "'���'���.  is excellent, and commands  a grand Ariew of the beautiful scenery that surrounds  the town. .-'���'.-'���  The Bar. has one  of the  A largest, stock-5! of    Wines,  Liquors aud Cigais in the  Country.       - a  The Dining Room is up to  date, and Travelers should ..  always give the Leland a  call.  D. A. M'DOUGALD.  awm  R.S.WILSON  MERCHANT  TAILOR,  The D. C. Joslyi IMc Co,  , Dealers in  Pianos,  Organs,  Musicians'   Supplies, Sewing: Machines, and  Supplies.  SPOKANE, '';;-.r -',---"'   a-'.- WASH.  JOHN W. GRAHAM &  Co.,  WHOLESALE  Books, Stationery, Office Supplies,  and Wall Paper.  Great Eastern Block.  SPOKANE, WASH.  STANLEY    HOUSE,  NELSON, B. C.  BEST Rooms and Board in the City.   Hot and  Cold Water.   Bath Room for the use of the  Guests.   Rates reasonable.  mus. Mcdonald, Prop  Steam Nav. Co., Ltd.  TTM-EJ CARD No. S.  In Effect Wednesday, Aug:. 29,1894.  KASLO ROUTE-  Leave Nelson:.  Monday at 4 p.m.  Tuesday at 4 p.m,  Wednesday at .0:10 p.m.  Thursday at 4 p.m.   ,.  Friday at 4 p.m.  Saturday at 5:40 p.m.  -STR. NELSON,  Leave Kaslo:  Sunday at 8a,m  Tuesday at 8 a.m  Wednesday at 8 a,m  Thursday at 8 a..m  Friday at' 8 a.m'.  Saturday at 8 a.m  The company reserves the right to change this  schedule at any time without notice.  For full information as to tickets, rates, etc.,- apply at the Company's offices, Nelson, B.C.  T> ALLAN, Sec'y'      .'���'   J. W. TROUPr  -Nelson   B. C. Manager  Falls t  RAILWAY.  Nelson & Fort Sheppard  RAILWAY.  AVING- placed some new  Machinery in our Mill,  we are prepared to furnish  all kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber .ard- Shingles at  greatly reduced Prices.  PRICE LIST:'  Rough Lumber, narrow,  " "������        -wide,  Joict and Scantling, sized up to  .   18 feet long,  18 'to 24'  21 'to 30 '  Flooring, T & G, fi "  V joint Ceiling, 4 "  (5 "Rustic,  Sbiplap,  Surfaced Dressed  A liberal discount on large orders for Cash,  810 00  $11 00 to ��1-2 00  '51100  812 00  .$13 00  $20-00  $22 00  822 00  819 00  814 00  $13 00  PETER GENELLE & Co.  ALL     RAIL    ROUTF     TO     SPOKANE.  The only through'route from Nelson ,-* Kaslo.  Kootenay Lake and all Slocan  Poir.ts. A  Through Trains Semi=Weekly,  Leave 7 a.m.  NELSON. Arrive 5:40 p.m  On Tuesdays and Fridays, trains 'will rr.n  through to Spokaiie,arriving same day. Returning.  passengers will leave Spokane at 7 a.m.on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving at Nelson at 5:40 p.  m., same Any, making close connection with the  steamer Nelson for Kaslo and" all Kootenay lake  points  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with stage on Mondays  and Wednesdays, Thursdays and  Friday?.  Passengers for Trail Creek mines connect at  Northport'with _stage on Wednesday and Saturday. Second Year.  THE^EDGE.  Page 3  CXEUR   D'ALENE NUGGETS.  Prospectedj  for the Benefit of Former  llesidents of that Camp.  WARDNER.  Dan Campbell was, elected president of the Wardner miners1 union  last week. ������:','  T. Foust, wanted for burglary, and  who skipped out a few weeks ago at  the time of Lane's arrest, has returned  to town".  Great sympathy ;is expressed here  '.'������'for. the wife and three children of W.  , R Whitehead, who  has just died in  a Spokane hospital. Deceased had  ..suffered great agony for eight months  as the result of an accident received  in the Sierra Nevada mine.  There are now 22 men at work in  the shaft commenced from the Last  Chance tunnel a few weeks ago.  Drifting has been com menced at a  depth of 35 feet, and has already been  extended 25 feet on either side of the  shaft. There are 12 feet of concentrating ore, with a streak of the solid  article that does not require concentrating. The lessees are working  three, eight-hour shifts. Machines are  used for drill ing: ancl��� the outlook is  very promising. The concentrator  , started, running on Tuesday, but only  the day shift fur the present. This  employs three meii, making a total  of 25 round the mill and mine.  A MUI-LAN.     ������'       '..".A'-' A  -:  iWor-k is to be resumed soon on the  Grouse mine.  C. E. Huff, of the You Like mine,  is hauling down ore for another shipment.  J. II. Wade has been given the position of night watchman at the Morning mill.  Thursday the notice of sheriffs sale  of the Hunter mine was posted: The  date of the sale was fixed for March  30, the amount at issue aggregating  nearly 19,000.  Austin Wilson, who was severely  injured by a fall in the Morning mine  on Thanksgiving day, will go to  Wallace, to have an operation performed on his foot by Dr. Sims.  Giis Renkert, J. EL Foss and H. J.  Rice went up to the Military group of  mines on Monday, to make preparations for the season's work. The properties are located at Fish lake, five  miles from here,and are in an elevated region. Six men prospected the  group last fall, until checked by cold  weather. The ore is of exceptionally  high grade, and the properties are of  great promise.  ' WALLACE.  Dr. W. S. Sims has leased the Holland hospital, on the west end of  Cedar street, and is having it put in  thorough repair.  Winfield Ervin, of ihe First National hank of this place, has been  married at Garfield, Wash.,to Miss J.  Shannon, of Murray.  Mrs. G. Rossi died last Wednesday,  of dropsy, after an illness of several  months. Her body Was taken to San  Francisco for interment.  The dwelling house next door to  Mrs. Kane's lodging house took fire  in one of the rooms Wednesday night.  The blaze was extinguished before  much damage had been done.  A. shaft is being sunk on the Granite mine, 500 or 600 feet from the  mouth of the tunnel. The men are  now down 65 feet. At the depth of  100 feet they will commence to drill.  Six men are 'working:..on the property  at present. .'  . .  On Friday George Clark and Fred  Shears met with a painful accident,  while drilling in the shaft of the  Granite mine. The point of the drill  struck a cartridge that   had missed  ' C> '.''*'.  fire the day before, and an explosion  followed. Clark received the full  force of it in the face, almost destroying his eyesight. Both men were  badly injured. They were taken to  the Sisters' hospital to have their  wounds dressed. D  J. P. Keane and John Corkhill had  a narrow escape for their lives at the  Granite mine. Wednesday. Thev  had ' 'spit" 15 holes at the bottom of  the shaft and jumped in the bucket to  be hoisted out, but had ascended but  ft- ..."      c   ���  20 feet when the bombard ment commenced. Keane was cut near the  right eye and received several small  bruises on the body, while Corkhill  ��� ��� ���    - ���'   ' *->    .-'..���������-'     ''��������� ��� ���       ���- ���",   ��� -  had a couple of splinters of stone  blown into his hand.  Dealers  In  GENEEAL MESGHANBISE,  NAKUSP,  B. C.  Wholesale Produce Merchants:,  131 WATER STREET, -        '.-.        VANCOUVER, B.G.  ' O  E handle Dried Fruits,  Fresh   Fruits, Batter, Eggs,  :;   Cheese, Bacon, Hams, and Lard. !  /��  Frederick Ad ie, of Wan eta, has  been gazetted a justice of the peace  in and for the south riding of the West  Kootenay electoral district.  And' All; Mining Sup plies. v'v  Full'.Stock on Hand.    Branch Store at Tares Forks.  IEE1T IfflEi IT!  Kaslo, B. C.  Nakusp, B. C.  Agent for":  il M Mirace.  Applications by  Mail will  be Promptly Attended to.  "XTICELY Furnished Rooms.   Room?, 25 cents a  IM   -lvhrht.   Rooms with fire,.!"*') cents.  KASLO CITY.  B.C.  DHJISTTIST  KASLO,  13.0.  Co.'s  "Leaders."  aO.K.s,"ana ' -    '  jl ui j-^-vij-cd-o-  Fac ory ana Salesroom :  522 CORDOVA ST.  VANCOUVER.    -    -"    B.C.  Graduate of American College of Den tal Surgery  Chicago.  Office: Over Byers" Hardware store.  ~ DOCTOR  J. KB. ROGERS,  KASLO, B; C.  Graduate of Trinity University, Toronto.    Member of college Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario.  iKaiTriirtlil  Notice to the Public.  ���? 'Leave Kaslo   and "Three Fi  place, every morning- at 8 o'clock  QTAGES 'Leave Kaslo   and .!Three. Forks, for  U   either  Satisfaction  is   Guaranteed.  A. J. SCOTT  The only practical Watchmaker in  the Kootenay: District. Orders by  mail receive prompt attention.'  ALL WORK G1IA RAITEE1).  Tiie Kootenay Lake Sawmill  "'(Works at Kaslo. B. O.V  LUMBER   YARD,  Foot of  Hendryx Street,   Nelson.  agrer.  A full stock of dumber,  rough and dressed, laths,  shingles, sash,doors,inoul(.l-  ing.s, etc. Clear and "dry  fir flooring and ceiling for  sale at lowest prices.  G.O.BUCHANAN,  HENRY DxVWES, Proprietor  ' IA  '���'3.,-a  I:  s ���  '!-..: !***wnwrKs^r^bv.:--ii-v--.V'';/-j..*-=* ..-..i-.-- v ~ ���'- ���������      ���--  J3 aire 4.  *&  THE LEDGE.  Second. Year  Hf/C*  .A'  JAS. McHILLAN & aCo., a,  ���IXCQIIPOKATED.  :jyr-Write for Circular OHvin? Latest Market Prices,"^  200=2 i 2-  FIRST   AVENUE   NORTH _,_---..  ('������ '        .    -   \ ._���������,���_ ' ���'._-.  " Fair Selection; Immediate He turns.  Iniieapolis,   Minnesota.  ^e-Make Us a Trial Shipment. *^  .-iias:lo zephyks.  Iiiterestlng-eijit-Ch.it From Kootenay s  ... jlntoy City.  ���A hall was given hi. the Hotel Slocan Monday evening;.  At least three wecdlngs araon the  tapis; all: to come off shortly.  *' An ���excursion to Pilot Bay was one  of the diversions of Sunday last.  Steamer Spokane, burned last week,  was built at Bonner's Ferry, in 1891.  The stables a,t the:coiner of Fourth  and FYdnt streets have been torn  down.    ' .-.*'... .������.'.���;.'  Billy Tvellem has rented his restaurant to a man named Shields, from.the  Palouse country.  :   ��� a    ,  The Kaslo & Slocan Railway has  ordered, lumber from G-. 0. Buchanan  for two scows. The scows are to be  30x100 feet.*  '. a .' It takes six horses to draw the  stage from the Ten Mile House, but  the proprietors intend to keep things  moving* as long as possible.  ; At the formation of the. Liberal-  Conservative Association on Saturday  night, G O. Buchanan- was elected  president and W. Carney vice presi-  .dent. '���'':        v.,.;   ; .'.  The bylaw to raise $10,000 for putting in waterworks and other im-  provements was carried on the 19th.  There were 39 votes tor it and only 5  against. ' i  wagon road.  '/There has been no more than two  feet-of snow in the valley this winter;'  and the coldest .weather was 10 below  zero. -  Mr. Old was an eye witness of a  battle royal between a fine buck and  a band of wolves, the other',day,-:.'on  the lake shore.  Squire Bangshas left Fire Valley,  having renced his farm to Harry  Page, who hopes to make a grand  success of his venture. Mr. Bangs  went to Calgary.      ,       ..."������  F. Jordan has put up a fine two-  story log house, with six rooms. He  has also built a bridge, 50 feet long,  leading to the road, so as to enable  him to ship "out his farm stuff..  iS?*-***"  A "Noble��� Convert..  Three Forks, B. Q,  ���HIS' First-Class Hotel is now open for the accommodation of the Public.    Large Rooms, Good Table,  and  , '-.���-���'������ <TJ I ... .a-      '  Reasonable Rates.    Headquarters for Mining Men.   Stage  leaves the House every day for Kaslo.  V, LOWES & GLAIR, Proprietors  N.D. MOORE, Pres:  R. McFERRAN, Sec'y  ummaEosac  COHCEHTRATOR, THREE FORKS, B.G.  The Conservatives have gained a  ���noble convert in the person of Dr,  Cameron, who was the Liberal member for Huntingdon in a the Quebec  Legislature for a number of. vears, and  who is admitted to be one of the  strongest men in his district; He has  been a life-long. Liberal,but Laiirier's  policy is too much for him.    He Says:  "Free trade I do not bel ieve in.  How is it in'" England ? There they  have direct taxation. I do not care  to substitute direct taxation for customs duties, as I detest a direct tax.  Everything at home is taxed���horses  giins, dogs, armorial bearings, and  J. L. Pierce, bookkeeper at H. I other things^-and everything goes  Giegerich^hasgoneon a two months' direc{; totlie Government.    I believe  o  .~r  tSf^ Hay and Grain in Gar Lots to the Trade.  "o  visit to friends in Philadelphia, This  is the first holiday he has taken in  six year?.  The Prospector is to be moved from  Three Forks to this city. Its new  name will be the Kaslo Gazette .-and  Slocan Prospector, This will be the  largest newspaper name in the country, and it will have the biggest edi-  tor, physically,in all the district.  D. J. Munn telegraphed G. O.  Buchanan last.Monday- to see how  long it would take him to furnish  lumber ior a barge. As it would take  but two days fortius well equipped  mill to Mil the order,-'the matter will  not necessarily delay the construction  of the Kaslo & Slocan Railway very  lone*.  FIRE VALLEY ECHOES.  The settlers hope to surprise tiie  outsiders this year with their crops.  Mink have'been plentiful this winter, quite a number having been shot.  The boys have been very busy  during the winter putting up barns  and houses  The sum of $1,000 has been received from the Government to repair the  in a moderate system of customs  duties, and would not adopt the policy  of -Mr. Laurier. I will support the  Government of today."  Is issued at New Denver, B. C, on Thursday.  Wet weather, snow slides, hard times, or the  sheriff never hinders its publication. It  comes out just the same.  "V[0TICE .is? hereby tdven that Daniel Dunn has  IN ho authority to rent or dispose of the House  formerly oeeiipied by him oh BroadAvay, Nakusp.  D. A. McDOUGALD.  Nakus:., Marolil-1,1R05. ':���  ���<���..-.'.  Application for Liquor License.  TQTICE is hereby o;iven that Thirty days after  it date. I intend to ai-i-ly to the Gold Covmnis-  - ioncr for a Lieense to .-ell Liquors at Burton City,  West'Kootenay district.  S. E. MANUEL  Nnkyi?.]., :\Iarchli.lS.)5.  I  l*s  Does not dream of making a million out of it,  but he expects to get a luxurious living. In  order to do this it is necessary to have cash-,  able material, and the world at large is cordially invited to dig -up enough money to pay  for an annual interest. To accommodate the  public we do  o  THREE' FORKS, B.G.  Best   Furnished  Rooms  in the City.  T. TORQUAY, Prop  At prices that do  not discord with the despondent price of silver, Second Year,  THE   LEDGE.  PageS  'IiO'C^Ii ASSAYS.  Uttle   TAvinklei*s   Crowded   Out  From  Their Accustomed ISook.  New stock of vegetable and floHver  seeds at the Postoffice Store, New  Denver, B. G. a  t  The ladies of the town are forming1  themselves into an aid society, to help  along church work.  A chimney blaze during the gale  tliis morning , hustled the boys to the  roof of the Hotel Slocan.  Quite a number availed themselves  of the excursion on the Wm. Hunter,  Monday, to visit the Kalispell mine.  "In Arctic England" is the way a  London correspondent heads his letter  to the Argonaut of March 18th, and it  is fully justified by his accounts of the  discomforts Londoners had to put up  with during: the recent cold snap,  when they had no water to wash in  and precious little to cook with.  ���  8  Headquarters of the Nakusp & Slocan Railway.  &p  ROSSLAND IDEAS.  Realty is rapidly increasing in  value.  Perdue & Burns will open up a  butcher shop.  Str. Lytton is running regularly  between Trail Landing and Waneta.  Harry Jones, formerly of Nakusp,  has an hotel here, called the Belmont.  Sour Dough Alley is the name of a  street on the .Government portion of  the. town.  Qon Doherty and several other  Denverite's are enjoying the sunshine  Canada's greatest gold camp  Jack Kirkup is the police force and  he makes everybody fall into line  when they feel inclined to break the  commandments.  H. McLean has arrived here from  New Denver with, his stock of drugs.  He has opened temporarily in the  Bigelow building.  As the authorities will not allow a  Coihique at Rossland, it is cjuite likely  that one will  be  built at Northport,  just across the line; ;  John M- Burke is here and is reported to ha ve bonded som e valuabl e  properties. It is to be hoped that they  will pay a larger dividend than his  bank did at Kaslo.  THE GATEWAY OF THE FAMOUS SLOCAN MINES.  SUPPLY POINT TO THE RICH CARIBOO CREEK CAMP.  GOLD, SILVER, AND MICA MINES CLOSE AT HAND,  LARGE   SMELTING    WORKS    TO   BE   BUILT  For Prices of Desirable Property and Particulars, Apply To  y  Agents for  Lhe  Nakusp Land and Improvement Company,  100-102 CORDOVA STREET, - VANCOUVER, B. C.  CHARLES W. McANN,  BARRISTER, &c.,  MINING LAWS   A   SPECIALTY.  KASLO CITY. B. C.  FEED J. SQUIBE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  The Windsor Restaurant  i  ivTe-w  Denver, B. O.  Tl^ie'N. & S. R. WantsALumicr.  Tlrat the Kasl o & SI oca n peopl e this  year mean business is evident. They  have been -making overtures to Lov-  attBros., of Three Forks, to supply  them with lumber and bridge timbe'.  The company want the sawmill moved to Bear lake first and thence to  ���Sandon: The latter place, howeyer,  will be made the objective point.  ��� <7^ : _-���  Strike on the Kalispell.  Full Line  of-Suitings and  Trouserings always on hand.  LELAND  Kaslo, P. 0.  HOUSE,  Thursday the vein on the Kalispell  was discovered on the opposite side  of tiie stream. It shows up as strongly  as in the first location and runs as  high. The Kalispell was discovered  last year, on Ten Mile creek, and is  owned by Messrs. Price, Benedum,  Rati iff. and Thompson. Much work-  has been done on the property during  the winter and 15 tons of ore shipped.  It is a dry ore proposition, and is  looked upon as one of the b|g producers of the future.: The vein is over  five feet in width and assays 400 oz.  in silver.  CONVENIENTLY situated to the steamboat  V> landing;. The bar is one of the best appointed  in the Kootenay District.  JAMES DELANEY,  Lessee  E-0!  ER NE1  Life LB* i.  Everytning in First Class Order.  Meals Served at all Hours.  Best of Attention to Customers.  JACOBSON & Co  NEW DENVER, B. G.  DBALElS IN":  Goods,  Buy  Your Ooods  FROM :  Wholesale  IN  WINES,  LIQUORS,  AND CIGARS  Revelstoke, - -        B.C  Boots and Shoes,  And al! kinds of Goods required by  iners and Prospectors.  Postoffice and Money Order Office in Gonnection ..iv*2i7S.-1fZET!'?V%yit'2Z��3&  o^VJS -T. 1-Cgar?!tTl^5T P5Sv!S  n.lrt'JUW��^����^"KAiJ'��.  ..in-.* ti w^uJ ifiiaiirt'" *-  Page 6.  THE   LEDGE.  Second Year  MINING RECORDS,  Recorded at New Denver, for the week ending  March S7, 1895  ,   TRANSFERS.  W. h, Camithers to J. Coekell���\ in the Noonday and Fourth of July, on March 15. Recorded  M.i'rch 2r>; amount, $ly  , J. Coekell to Byron N. White���\ in the Noonday  and Fourth of July, on March id. Recorded on  March-25;amount," *s.">(,K..  Clarence-  assessments.  -3y John Vallance.  Recorded-March  LEDGE GROPPINGS  The Columbia river is raising" every  . 'day.-, -        .   :.- ���''..��':"  Bourne Bros, got in a large stock of  spring goods this week.  Rev. Mr. Gaebel has ordered a new  A Karn organ for the church.  ,   D. McLennan,   of the  Windsor, is  sojourning at the Hot Springs.  The townsite of Cody Creek is, to be  put oh the market next month, a  C. Martin won a rowboat at a raffle  at the Newmarket oil Saturday.  C. W* McAnn and wife arrived in  Kaslo on Sunday from OTew Brunswick.   "..'���:'..'���.- '.a-A-A       ,:'���-���'.        > ���.'"���  Sandon is preparing for a boom . in  . the event of the Kaslo railway being.  :,built.  . ,    v .".:'.'���'.'.' '���"''.[ :a" ���''���������"���-.  ''.���'./������'.   -'".:";  Str.   Nelson   is  making    regular  trips   between  Kaslo  and Bonner's  '���'Ferry. ;>./ :;a.-.;���'  Dr. Bruner will-leave in a day or  a two for Spokane, to, visit his wife and  :- family.    ��� :)���/;:���:   :, VV"' yr-  VChurch services at Three Forks  next 'Sunday-iiiorning and here in the  eyening.:   :  =    Gvei:shirts, overalls and hats, just  in, .at the. Postoffice Store, New Den-  . veiyB. C.      '.: : ���"-,., .v- ,     ���'-.������������    .','." :t '  Mul slides delayed travel considerably last week on the Nelson & Fort  Sheppard Railway.  The water in Carpenter creek is  prcpa ring* for its spring .rampage, and  is increasing daily.  Waterproof ankle boots, river drivers, and ring boots at the Postoffice  /Store, New i/enver, B. G. t  T11 e. Kasl o Drug Co., Three Forks,  deals: only in the best lines of goods.  Toilet articles a specialty. f  N.Palorcia,the leading shoemaker,  reports business looking up. Good  workmanship alwa,}'s tells.  Byron N. White lias purchased, a  quarter in the Noonday and Fourth  of July claims, paying therefor $500.  The Kaslo wagon  road has broken  ��� up, but the stage company' will endeavor to put the mail through semi-  weekly.  Al. Hoyt has some elegant lemons,  jiibt* in. Stationery and reading matte ���* of all kinds, at fair prices, always  in stock. t  An extraordinary spreM of chickens will be served "at 'the Newmarket  restaurant, at Sunday's dinner. Get  in early and avoid tiie rush. t  P. Genelle & Co.'s boiler and engine, which have been running* the  concentrator of late, are to be taken  back''to the sawmill at Nakusp.  Foley Bro��. '& Guthrie, con .Factors  for ti.e'K. & S. Railway, are making  'enquiries, for the supplying ot" beef  during construction ot that road.  F. Pjanan,   New Denver's witch-  maker and jeweller makes cleaning  and repairing watches a specialty.  He visits Three Forks every Friday,  to accommodate customers in that  town.   , ,., a", t'.'-'  Locomotive No. 96 is once more hi  service on the railway, making her  first trip yesterday, "it will be attached to a work train, but will baul  ore when occasion demands. ���������Engineer.' J. Little, of Keyelstoke, and  Conductor E Cheslcy, of Kamloops,  are in charge.  Fresh creamery butter and   cabbages   at   the; Postoffice Store, New  lfcV  Denver, B. C  ���t  croft, Sea]  ROSSLAND, B. C.  / IUR Stage Line meetsall Boats arriving at Trail  V    Landing.  the Electors of   Yale-  Cariboo.       ���:/;';:VA'r'-v...  Kaimloops, 28th February, 1895  GENTLEMEN:-   "���,',���"  , - In response to the widely expressed desire of  ���representative men in various -rafts of your Dis  trict, I have,decided to. come forward as a candidate at the forthcoming-, elections, in opposition to  the present government.-  A As this is such an enormous district, I ani, of  course, personal^'unkno-vvu to a large number of  you; but I may state 'that I have large interests at  and around Ducks and Kamloops, and am very  desirous, lor your weifa're and mine, to see this  Province progress more than. it has done in the  last few years. " ��� a  I am opposed to the policy of protection which,  has been pursued for the" last sixteen years, as being unfitted to the requirements of the country  and benefiting the few at the expense of the many  I join in the condemnation of the corrupt man-  ne i in which' the administration of the affairs oi  this country has been carried on during the time  that the present party has been in'office.  I consider:���  1. That a- customs tariff, if imposed at all,  should only be for the purpose of raising a revenue, not for the purpose of protection:  2. .That freer trade relations with Great Britain and the United States would immediately  benefit this country:  3. That under existing circumstances and the  peculiar nature of.'the country mining machinery should be allowed to come in free of duty:  4. That the-natural resources of the country  should be the first to be developed:  5. That in order to accomplish "this end the  conn try'.should be opened up, the rivers made  navigable, and increased facilities for communi  cation and -transportstion afforded:  6. That the mail and other contracts let by  , the government should be put up to public teii-  ��� der:, -    - .,'' .  7. That the .strictest economy should be observe fl in the admin .titration of tiie public service; and all unnecessary expenditure should be  stopped:     ' ��� , a   . .  .  8. That* all complaints in regard to the disposal of government lands and issuing of  titles  should be inquired into' and any grievances re  divssod,-.and the surveys in  the railway   belt  completed as quickly as possible.  As this district comprises so large an extent of  country it will be 'impossible for me to visit every  polling division and become acquainted with, the  vlcctors, but :1. shall make, a point of visiting as  many aspos-ihlc and holding meetings for the purpose of placing my views on public matters before  you, and learning from you the local requirements  of each "district.   "  1 have no objects of my own to serve bv asking  you to support rue, hut i'have time that I can give  to promote the interests of this .District, the Province, aud the Dominion, and I shall devote it to  that purpose.  For these reasons I ask your support at the aj.-���  i.roai'liing Dominion Elections, and trust you wil  see fit to gives it.to me.  Yours faithfully,  HEWITT B03T00K.  Front Street, Kaslo.  1st iffljlifrStt  In  All Our Lines :  Dry Groods, Gents' Furnishings,  Clothing, Boots & Slices,  Carpets & House Furnishings  & 'Teasdale, ;.:  New Denver, B.C.  MANUFACTURERS OF ALL KINDS OF LUMBER  'AW'NGf our own barge, we  are ^prepared to deliver  Lumber to any place on Slocan Lake.   Special atten-  tion paid, to Orders from Mining Men.  -*��� -    ���-.'(,.  --,.1 ,L.^.n.fiii.inir^-v  Is the Metropolis; of the"  Slocan District, and  ill  For  CHOICE BUSINESSANB RESIDENCE LOTS  Investors wi]l consult their own  Interests by consulting  New Denver, B. C.  S  erv'ed  Customers Served with the Best  the Local Market Affords,  STEGE & WINTER, PROPS

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