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 t  I  -^i!!!f!ll!l!lff!!l!li|||!;^  In Time the SFocan Coun= =  try Will   be   the Great ==  Silver Camp on Mother =  Earth. =  vlllll!liJlliil!li,i!lliJiliiJl!ilJllJilliIllllilr  ,'    ��� v '��� *. ?*?, s , t*>*" '7 cvn >r  ^!!!!!!l!!ll!!!!!!l!!!!llte-  #  m  Job Printing at This Oiiice  at Prices In Harmony  With the rie-ancholy  Condition of Silver.  ^iililliiJiillilllililJIIIiiiillilliJIillJliliilJI^-  Vol. II. No. 25.  NEW DENVEE, B.C, MARCH 21, 1895.  Price Ten Cents.  OKE SHIP3IENTS.  Record  of the Mineral Reing Handled  Over theN. & S. Railway.  Ore shipments made a better showing* this week than for a fortnight past  The'continued hard weather in the  hills has helped the teamsters greatly, and more ore lias been brought  down than, at first seemed' possible.  On the N. & S. Railway there have,  been twotrainloadsgo out this week,  haying" been -.pushed through in the  intervals���������'..between. frequent slides.  This has gone to Omaha. It is hoped  that .the worst is now over, and that  the huge pile of white metal at the  Forks and the concentrator will find  a speedy exit. The up tendency in  the price of silver is acting in an encouraging manner upon this country,  as many properties ^ill now be worked that'would otherwise remain idle.  Especially is this so in the Ainsworth  camp.a '".".-���-';'__'.'..'-.  From the initial sliipnipnt On September 13, 1894, till January 1, 1896,  the Slocan mines sent out over the  Nakusp & Slocan Railway:���  Alpha mine 77l�� tons, valued at   $77,12.5  Menntain Chief i-H ' ��U2.3  Slocan Star 1,031$- 10.1,150  4,77.")  8,100  1J>00  (5,000  1,500  Fisher Maiden  4i2  Noble Five  87  Minne3ota Silver  Co  In  -Reeo*. ...  A2\  Idaho  GO  Last Chance  lo  Total  2,151  $215,100  Since'the first of the -year.'the list bv  the same route shows:���  Thrown up the Bona.  IV. E. Mann, G. W. Hughes, H.  Byers and J. L.'Montgomery halve  thrown up the bond on the Fisher  - Maiden,'-which they ha ve held since  last fall. The property was bonded  for 118,000, and a second payment of  ^6,000 fell due on Friday.'" All the  parties-interested gathered in town,  but the money did not come up. The  bondholders did not consider the  showing sufficient on the mine to keep  alive their agreement, and the property has reverted, to its original  owners, Messrs. Popham and Webb.  They are $1,500 in cash, besides a  great deal of dead work performed,  the better off for the transaction. The  Fisher Maiden is situated on Four  Mile, arid the ledge is in the granite  formation. 20 feet wide. Several  hundred feet of tunneling and cross-  cutting has been done. . Fifty tons of  ore has been /shipped, to the smelter,  averaging 300 ounces in silver. The  property-is a hard one to work.  Tuesday the price of silver had advanced to 62%.  STEAMER SPOKANE  Burned to the Water's Edge  at the City  ot Kaslo.  The Columbia & Kootenay Navigation Go. has been playing in hard  luck during the past two years. Last  summer they lost the pride of their  fleet, the Columbia,  near Boundary  City, by fire; and now the same fate  has overtaken another of their vessels. This time it is the steamer  Spokane.,,  Word came by wire Monday that  the vessel had been burned to the;  water's edge, at 10 o'clock that forenoon, a The fire originated in the galley and quickly spread, despite all  efforts to control it. Scr. Ainsworth  ran alongside and played a stream of  water On the blaze, but it had no effect, and in a short time the vessel  was a total loss. The Spokane was  being prepared; for the season's run  on the Bonner's Ferry route when the  lire occurred. She had been used all  winter as a wharf boat and store  house, the regular landing place having been destroyed by last year's  floods.  The total loss is placed at $15,030,  with an insurance of $5,0C0���this is  as accurate as can be at present ascertained. Aboard the boat were two  carloads of flour and oats, which were  also, destroyed. The-���machinery pt  the Spokane, with repairing, can be  utilized for another boat.  LEGAJL 3IATTEKS.  County Court to be Held in New Denver  Ev^ry Other Month.  Cut in Ore Rates.  'January 1-31         1,397 tons, valued at  $139,700  February1-28       844 tons  8-4,400  DATE.         MINE.        WEIGHT.  VALUE.  Marl       Alamo  :                100,  10,000  "           Dcadm.an                20  ,2,000  Mar 2       Kalwpell                   7  700  Mar 4       Alamo                -   52  5,200  Idaho           -          35  3,500  A"           Noble Five             35  3,500  Mario     [Last Chance        -20  2,000  ������*           NubleFive            2-0   <  '    2.000  Mar 16      Slocan Star           50  5.000  A The Great Northern Railway has  just put into force a new rate on ore  from Trail creek. To Everett the new  rate is |(5 lev ton, and to the Great  Falls smel ter, $6.50. This is a reduction of $1 per ton. The movement of ore to the west promises to be  heavy. a  Through the instrumentality ot R.  B.   Kerr,   barrister and solicitor, of  this cown, a beneficial change is to be  effected in the working of the County  Court in this district.    Hitherto sessions ha. ve been held solely at Nelson  '���arid then only at irregular periods.  This entailed loss in many ways to  people having business thereat." and  who lived at distant portions of the  district.    At the termination of the  last session held at Nelson, Mr. Kerr  broached the subject of a change to  Judge Spinks and J. A. Mara, M.P.,  who signified their willingness to assist in the matter^   Hon. Mr. Davie,  as attorney-general, was approached  also, and the following letter received  by Mr. Kerr,  last week,   from him,  will show how things are* shaping  towards the desired end:��� ;   ^  "Mr. Mara lias written to me regarding a plan which you have suggested as a provisional arrangement  for the conduct of County Court business, that is to say, Mr. Cornwall, the  judge of Cariboo, to take Kamloops,  .Revelstoke and Donald in his circuit,  leaving the other places to Judge  Spin ks. I understand that both7T.Se  judges will, be favorable to.ihis plan,  and I am writing themwitheae view  to   having"  the' ���:��� Suggestion   carried  MINING NOTES,  Hapi>enings    of    Interest   Among-   the  Treasure Vaults.  having  Col. Peyton Wants a Bond.  Col. Peyton, of the Le Roi mine,  Trail creek, is after C. Vader's claim  on Ca ri boo cree k. Th is is considered  one of the richest in the camp, assaying upwards of f 1C0 to the ton in gold.  The Colonel wants to develop the  property first and then pav the cash.  The figure is ��6,000.  After the Rieliinoad.  J. A. Finch, who secured control of  the Eureka recently, is endeavoring  to bond the Richmond ro. 2 from the  same, parties���Messrs. Wall, Ross,  Cress and McRae. The owners are  considering the bond for 30 days,  though the figure is a tempting one.  The Richmond is on the Sandon slope  and close to all the big- properties. It  joins the Eureka, which claim can  only be worked thoroughly through  the former. The ledge is closu to 15  feet in width and in several places  has been opened up, showing; uniformity of richness and size.- The  ore is high grade and the property is  a valuable one.  Several prospecting parties have  already gone into the Cariboo ei\ ek  country.  out.  According to Judge Spinks' programme, as mapped out'by him last  fall, the district would be worked in  this manner. Judge Cornwall, who  now has Cariboo and Lillooet, could  easily assume charge of Kamloops,  Revelstoke and L-onald, in addition  to his present circuit, and without  much extra trouble. Judge Spinks  would then traverse the Okanagan,  going from Midway to Rossland',' and  thence to Nelson, Kaslo and New  Denver, making one district instead  of two/ and affording court facilities  at these places every other month.  Nakusp and other centres would be  visited as occasion demanded, while  Fort Steele, in Fast Kootenay, will  be attended to yearly. 'This arrangement should meet with universal approval.  Shipping- Bullion.  E. Shannon staked out a couple of  gold-bearing claims at the mouth of  Ten Mile creek, Friday.  Twelve carloads of ore were taken  out on Saturday, making one of the  largest trains yet moved.  J. A. Finch has thrown up the bond  on the Wonderful, after having expended several thousand dollars.  : The ledge was struck in the lower  tunnel of the Slocan Star on March 0,  but they do not expect to reach ore  for a week yet.  The Blue Bell mine, opposite Ainsworth, yielded 5,859 tons of ore during January and February. It all  }yen.t'to; Pilot Bay.  Two different parties are seeking a  bond on the Greenleef, a promising  property just below the California,  and within sight of town.  Work on the Reid & Robertson, a  bond upon which was thrown up by  J. Al Finch last vear, will be pushed  by the owners in Jul}-, or sooner if  the show permits.  ^The Everett smelter is drawing its  supply of dry oro from Neihart, Mont.  Hitherto-great difficulty was experienced'in keeping the works running'  because of the scarcity of that article.  They will endeavor to draw from this  district also.  Kaslo & Slocan Railway.  After months of incessant labor the  Pilot Bay smelting works have at  last reached the stage of completion,  and the-first shipment of bullion has  been made. The shipment was made  last Saturdav and consisted of two  carloads of the product from stack No.  1. It was consigned to the retiring  works at Aurora, III., where it will  receive final treatment before being  placed on the market. Manager A.  B. Hendryx has made arrangements  to ship a carload of bullion daily to  the same works. At the smelter  everything is running smoothly, the  plant being in operation nig lit and  day. One hundred and forty men  are on the payroll, with a.'daily wage  bill of upwards of 8500. Numerous  properties at, Ainsworth are being  onened up as a result of the smelter  running. v  There can be little doubt but that  the Kaslo & Slocan Railway is to be  built this summer, and that work will  commence so soon as the construction  outfit can be gotten in from Bonner's  Ferry. A letter received from Foley  Bros., the St. Paul contractors, asserts  that they are to proceed with the  work immediately. Furthermore,  the officials of the proposed road approached Byron White in Kaslo last  week, and asked him to make no  ore contracts with the C.P.R, for next  fali, as the Kaslo railway would then  be in a position to quote him a very  low rate to the smelters. All this  certainly means something.  Work-on the Roulette.  Two or three men went.to work On  the Roulette group, last week. The  properties are on the no. thfbrkof the  Carpenter, almost five miles from the  Forks. The group consists of five  claims and are owned bv .Messrs.  Cress, Wail, McRae and Ross. It is  the intention of the owners to thoroughly develop the properties. Already considerable work has been  done, principally on the Roulette  claim, from 'vhich the1 others  can be handled. Two tunnels have  been run and the vein stripped for  45 feet. The paystreak is from 12 to  18 inches wide, and assays demonstrate the ore to be very rich, running up as high as 340 ounces to the  ton in silver. The ^Phoenix, upon  which the strike was riiade last week  oins the group.        XJ  v.rs-    f*.-^ ��� -^'-"v-  r -  Zar  if  ^  - .a**"-'.. ge 2.  THE  Second .Year  ���/Mite' &��&&��>  Published every Thursday..  R.     T.    LOWER Y,    EDITOR    AND  .  FINANCIER'.'  ��� .'���������*>,.-���   SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  ���OXK YEAH ... '.".. ,... -.'."..'.. $2.00  Transient Advertising, 2o cents per line first insertion., 10 cents,per linn subsequent insertions,  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  .Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  aiways acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something- good.  ho matter how crude, Get your copy in while it  ii hot, and we will do the rest.  THURSDAY, MARC 1895.-  ''  a 'TWAS A FALSE REPORT;.  The report circulated in many pa.  pers in the United .States that no  a liens would be allowed to locate or  hold mill era! claims in the future in  British Columbia, may do this country considerable harm. Such is not  the case, and the sooner everybody  knows it the better it will be for this  province. , Tiie prospector from the  land of the Stai'-Spangled Banner has  discovered and Caused to be opened  up most of the mines in the Kootenay  district, and we still want him with  us, even if he does not take out his  papers.. ,:"'.';"'','   ' ���'. ...''.  It is true that in the United States  tile Canadian- does not have the same  privileges a we : accord. Our Yankee  cousins, but we are proud pf the fact.  It shews that our legislators are less  selfish and more liberal-minded than  the men who frame .the'-,law* across  the line. We believe in getting' all  the people in the country possible,  : knowing- that, from our previous experience, most of them, if prosperous,-.,  will in time become citizens, /and  spend the balance of their days under  the flag* that has played with the  breeze for hundreds of years.  -MR. BOSTOCK APPEARS.  Mr. Bostock, the fig'urehead of th e  Grits of Victoria and who is in the  field for this constituency -against' Mr.  Mara, arrived iii-. town' yesterday.  Later on he gave The Ledge a  friendly call. Now that we have  seen him, we think a whole lot more  of him -than' we did before. He is  somewhat reserved in manner���a  characteristic of the Johnny Bull.race  ���and -wears- the inevitable colored  necktie, whicli is also a national failing. Mr. Bostock, warming up a  little, stated that he had met, and  was meeting, with considerable encouragement in his canvass. A great  many of the more prominent men of  the district were supporting his cause  and he feels sanguine of success. At  each general election t-lw. Grits have  had the same fond illusion.  We have not.seen Mr. Bostock's  published platform, nor that-of the.  Liberal-party, but we rather fancy  there must be a startling discrepancy  between the two.    First and. foremost-  he told us he was opposed to ��� that  great octopus, the CP.R,, which is  throttling the life out of British Columbia. (?) Then follow these choice  planks:--Protection of Okanagan farmers, more development of our country, free admission of mining machinery, cancelling of subsidy to Australian boats which permits foreign farm  produce to ruin our agriculturists,  tariff for revenue purposes only, death  to all annexation movements, British  connection, subsidies to fast steamship  lines and Pacific cable, grants to railway extension, improvement of canal  system and repeal or gerrymander  act. On the Manitoba school question  Mr. Bostock touched gingerly, stating  that it was not for the Liberals "to. act.'  The Patrons of Industry were, in fact,  Grits���just it, exactly. He was opposed to direct taxation, and maintained that : it was not possible for  Canada to*haye free trade as in Eng-  ���...'...��� ''<��� . ���    .     ..     n  land, because situations were different. Still, though protection did make  a country prosperous to a certain  stage, free trade inust inevitably follow. :;.'������ - Q .' . a a'' '.'.'  The foregoing presents a most lud -  icrpus appearance,-yet Mr. Bostock  will stand upon it. Of national af-  fairs he is in a state of blissful,ignor-  ance; he will seek to make the issues  purely local, Canadians, he thinks,  need educating sadly before they are  ���equal to Englishmen. He is nofr.inclined to favor bimetallism, and it  makes him weary to stand treat to a  barroom full of men.  Mr. Bostock will feel still more  weary when the returns from the polls  come in. He will then find, as many  a worse Grit candidate than he has  discovered in the past, that the Canadian electorate cannot be hoodwinked  or imposed, upon; that they are proud  of their country, and that they honor  and revere the memory of he who  made Canada great���Sir John A3  Macdonald.  The special edition of the Prospector, containing an account of the  mines ard prospects of tlie Slocan, has  been issued. It was written by Ran-  dall H. Kerap, and reflects credit  upon him. There is more glory than  collateral in these kind of publications, and the publishers are to be  commended for their enterprise in the  matter.  The public debt, of Canada is up-  wa i'ds of $240,000,030. This is more  than we owe, notwithstanding the  fact that we ..have published for a  long time a paper ���in West Kootenay.  There is no country under the sun  whose people have such marketable  assets to show-for their national debt,  nor-upon'whom such a burden rests  more easily, than those of this fair  Dominion.  The: wrangle over the separate  school system in 'Manitoba still goes  on. It seems a difficult matter to adjust satisfactorily.' It will never be  settled properly till both political par  ties- in Canada cease striving for the  votes of either Protestants or Eoman  Catholics. At present religion interferes too much with politics in this  Dominion. We see no necessity of  maintaining two school systems in  any country. The. school should be  a place to educate the young, without  teaching them religion of any kind.  Th is is a free country and a 11 cl asses  of children should be allowed to at:  tend our educational institutions on  an equal footing, and have nothing  read to them that is offensive. If  their parents desire to teach .them  religion, let it be done at home.  There is too much religion and hot  enough Christianity in the people of  Canada,and the soonerour politicians  cease pandering to it, the sooner will  harmony exist where now there is  discord.   , ;.,.  Certificate of IniiiroyeineniSo  MEEOHAHT  I^e^-olsto:��s.e E5ta.t.i^x?,   B.   O  h)  Tiie D. C. Joslyi Isic  ���     '  '��� Dealers, in  Pianos,   Organs,   Musicians'   Supplies, Sewing: Machines, and  Supplies.  'SPOKANE, ������'���': -'-.''. .' "     -'������ '', "WASH.  JOHN W. GRAHAM  &   Co.,  WHOLES-ALK  Books, Stationery ^Office Supplies,  and Wall Paper.  Great Eastern Block.  SPOKANE, WASH.  '���T^T"  Y  ' ..-NOTICE.--   .'..  0URPRIS3 Mineral Claim.���Sitaatca in the Slo-  ij can Minnil"1 Division of the We-it Kootenay  District. W here located: In the Ruby Silver Basin, at head of McGuigan creek. ' a ���"''.''  A Take noiiee that. I. C..E. Perry, as agent for the  'Slocan Surprise Min-iig- Co:, free miner's certificate No. 5*3.799, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to; apply to' the Gold '.C.)mmb'.5ionei-' for f  "certificate of imoroyemeuts, for the p.urpo'e of obtaining a GrOwh grant for. the above claim.  And i'urtlier, tliat adverse claims must ba .sent to  the Mining-'Recorder, and action commenced before the( issuance of such; eertiiieate of ini^roye-  ments. �� ' - - - "'. ���  Dated this 2lst dav of- Januarv, 1835.  .,.:������:.��������������� .- o. E.-.PEimy,  .-  :-���'        Agent for   ������;-.  . A Slocan: Suvp.ii.se Mining Co  or  NAKUSP, B. C.  one  of  of  Wi  The location of this Hotel  is excellent, and commands  a grand view of tiie beautiful scenery that surrounds1  the town.  A   '   The Bar  ha*  . ' ..' '.largest  stocks   -  Liquors and Cigais in  . Country.  The Dining Room is unto  date.: and Travelers should      .  always give the' Lcland a  call.  .    '  D. AAM'OOUGALD.  NELSON, B'.-Q'.'-'  BEST Rooms and Board in the City.' Hot and  Cold Water.   Bath Room for the use of the  Guests.   Rates reasonable. : ' -  ���    ��� : ���    ct        . y. i    ��� '   - :  mks: Mcdonald, Prop  Steam Nay.' Co., Ltd.  TIME 0-AJR,:D 1STO. 5.  In Effect Weanesday, Aug. 29, 1894.  the  10*4,  the  .KASLO ROUTE���STR. NELSON..  .  Leave Nelson: Leave Kaslo:  Monday at 4 \\m. .,-.-,-���' Sunday at 8r .m  Tuesday atAt p.m. Tuesday at. 8 a.m  Wednesday at a:40 p.m. Wednesday at 8 a,m  Thursday at 4 p.m..       r Thursday at 8 r.ni  Friday at 4 p.m. Friday at 8 a.m  Saturday at/WO p.m.   ���   '.''-.      Saturday at 8 a.m  The company reserves the, right to* change this  schedule at any time without notice. A  For full information as to tickets, rates, etc., apply at the Company's offices, Nelson, B.C.  T. ALLAN, Sec'y    .        J. W. TROUP.  Nkt.rox   B.C. Manager  Sjits.ii  J. o  iVINGr placed some new  Machinery in our Mill,  we are prepared to furnish  all kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber and  Shingles .at  ���   Cyi  greatly reduced Prices.  RouifhLiivubev, narrow,  " ������ wide,        .  Joist aud Scantling-,, sized up to  18 feet long,  IS 'to l'4 ' ��� .' A  21 'to 30 '���  Flooring, T & G, fi "  '    ������     " '���      ������   ' 4 "   ���     '  V. joint Ceiling, 4 "   '  0 "Rustic,  Shiolap,  Surfaced Dres-cd  .910 00  $11 00 to $12 00  ?n oo  .���?lti"00  81*3 00  $20 00  $22 00  $22 00  810 no  814 00  '     ��13 00  .���'..'RAILWAY;'���'  Ison  & Fort Sheppard  RAILWAY.  ALL     RAIL    ROUTF     TO   "SPOKANE.  The only througii route from Nelson,. Kaslo,-  Kootcnav Lake and all Slocan;  Poirts. -...-���  Through Trains Semi=WeekIy.  Leave 7 a.m.  NEr^ST,T.  Arrive 5:40 p.m  A liberal di-count on large orders for Cash,.  PETER GENELLE & Co.  On Tuesdays and FntXys, frains will n-n  through to Sobkane,arriving same day. Returning  passengers will leave S.-okaneat 7 a.in.on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving at Nelson at".5:40 p.  in., same day. making close 'connection with .'the  steamer Nelson for Kaslo and all 'Kootenay-lake,  points  'Passenger'*3 "for Kettle Ricer and .Boundary  Creek connect at "Marcus with stage on Mondays,  and Wednesdays, Thursdays and  Fridays.  Passengers for Trail Creek mines connect at  NovthpovOvith stage on Wednesday and Saturday.. If  .if  ���:  Second Year.  THE LEDGE.  Pa,ge 3  C(EUR   D'ALEXE NUGGETS.  Prospected    for the Benefit of Former  Residents of that Camp.  WALLACE.  Tom Lynch came down from the  Sitting- Bull this week, suffering from  a bad case of lead poisoning'.  A washout occurred at the Kingston hill on the narrow guage railroad early Sunday morning.  The ore vein at the-Last Chance is  steadily improving: as depth is gained.  The mill has been put in rapair.  The nanie of the station on the narrow guage heretofore known as  ��� Wardrter Junction, has been changed  to Wardner.   /  E-;'E. Hors^ofEnaville, will shortly  proceed up the North Fork and resume operations on his valuable copper mine1 in that district.  Last Monday 0.  C.   Wynn, while  -engaged hauling skills to the Standard, lost one of his horsev which  siippe'd over the embankmelatXnd fell  a distance of 400 feet.  : The increasedaetivity at the Standard mine has already :had its effect  . ;in starting up'the Union mill, which  commenced opera tions   Wednesday.  A large force of men has been put  oh.     -   c"       ^ -���  a ,; '..; *". ;."':  : The Qregon Kailway & Navigation  ���pes' track, between Wallace and  Burke, which was washed Out bv tiie  floods of last spring, is to be repaired.  No attempt has been made to fix the  track since that time.  A dastardly  robbery  was committed a few nights ago at the house of and some 8;00P acres of land belong-  Daddy mine. Acting under instruction from the court, 11. T.Horn, one  of the owners of the Daddy, discharg  ed the entire force of 55 men at the  mine. The Daddy and Yosemite  are adjoining locations, and the claim  is made by Wolfe that the Daddy  people are taking the rich ore, recently exploited, from the Yosemite and  not the Daddv. Wolfe demands an  accounting for 150,000 worth of ore  extracted and $10,000 damages.  Work, however; was resumed on the*  Daddy Wednesday.  AROUND THE STATE.  J. D. Gray, ex-sheriff of Elmore  county, is said to be $2,803 short in  his accounts.  The public schools at Hope and  Harrison have been closed because of  lack of funds.  ;   The Salmon City Electric Light,  Power and Water Company intend  erecting a telephone line to Red Bock  pi the spring.  General Mason Bray man, ex -governor of Idaho, died in Kansas City,  of Bright's disease, on Yvednesday, at  the advanced age of 81 years. He  was born in Bnffalo in 1813.  james A. Ellington, convicted of  murder, in the first degree for killing  Charles Briggs, has been granted an  extension of time in which to produce  evidence, showing* why he should not  suffer the extreme penalty of the law  by hanging.      ;  A deal has been consummated, under which J. E. Jennings, ol Salt  Lake, and associates will purchase  the Ridenbaugh canal, near Moscow,  a Wholesale Pro  131 WATER STREET, -        > VAHGOUVER,  B.C.  0  WE handle Dried Fruits,  Fresh   Fruits, Butter, Eggs,  .nh&p'&p. ."Rn.p.mi   ITsims '-ft/nrl ' T\'n.i\rT .���'���'������ '  Cheese, Bacon, Hams, and Lard.  Jy*       JL  T  ORE - CAB!  Aim! AU-.Miniiis: Supplies.  Full Stock on Hand.    Branch Store at Three Fjr"k  \\h  1 \ K  r  iDSISTT'IST  ill  KASLO,  B.C.  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago. '     -' ;.'       A *'  Office: Over B3rers'Hardware store.  Whitehead, who. has just died in the  Sister's hospital, Spokane. .All the  provisions, and other things, were  taken from. the house, which is in  Wardner. ,v  Thomas McElroy was seriously  burnt at Burke, on Saturday. He  was lighting a cigar at a spirit lamp  when the concern blew up, scattering  the burning fluid all over him. He  was*taken to the hospital, where two  physicians dressed his wounds.  The Tiger company is now putting  in the heaviest pump which has so  far been introduced iii to the Coeur  dAlenes. Tnis will be on the ninth  level, and will pump 600.gab6ns of  water per minute to a height of 750.  feet. The '-discharge- pipe is nine  inches in diameter. Altogether there  are 75,030 x>ounds of machinery connected with, the pump and its connections. It is of the Reiuler plan and  was famished by Eraser & Chalmers,  Chicago. At present the Tiger mill  is on 1 y working one shiff,, and the  mino two.. It is doi ;ig good work and  turning out concentrates of a superior  ���*;i;rade. About 65 men are employed  on the premises.  On Monday Judge May hew granted an  injunction  to Hynmn Wolfe,  owner of the Yosemite  claim, cover  'ing   the   present   workings   of .the  ing to the company.    The price paid  is in the neighborhood of $359,030.  H E. Lopaz and his associates in  the Snake River Gold Mining Co., are  completing a boat, 60x24 feet, near  Blac.kfoot, and have purchased a ten-  inch pump, with a 35-horsopower  boiler. They expect to roll the gold-  bearing sands from the bottom of the  rive:*.:  The supreme court has handed  down a decision in the case of the city  of Boise vs, the Artesian Hot and  Cold Water Company, affirming the  constitutionality of fche: law, providing  ���'that- water companies shall furnish  water free for fires and other great  public necessities.  According to the terms agreed upon  in the Alturas-Logan dispute, the line  of division between the two counties  will cross the Wood river branch road  at Tikura, and then follow the divide  between Camas creek and the Malad  river, leaving all of-the two prairies,  Big and Little Camas, -in the upper  county. The seat of one county wil'  be Hailey,that of the other Shoshone,  The'name- Alturas will give place to  Blaine, and the name of the southern  county will be Lincoln. This settlement equalizes the assessed value of  the proper ly. fair! y between the two  counties.  DOCTOR  t3  ��) fi      ;��� 13 <  KASLO, B. 0.  Graduate of Trinity University, Toronto.   Member of college Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario.  IililiSBorMioiCo-  a Notice to the Public.  QTAGESL^ve Ka?lo   and 'Three': Forks, for  U ".either place, e\'ery morning at S o'clock  Satisfaction  is   Guaranteed.  A.  X SCOTT  Manager.  ��  Je"weler  KASLO CITY,  B.C.  Nakusp, B. 0.  Agent for  Life ii  %  mm,  Applications by  Mail will  be Promptly Attended to.  The only practical Watchmaker in  the Kootenay . District. Orders bv  mail receive prompt attention  ALL "...WORK :GU*\ RANTEE1).  fly) Mil? Lift Saw-oil  (Works at Kas.o.,B. 0.*..  LUMBER   YARD,  Foot of HeMryx Street,   Nelson.  A full stock of Lumber,  rough and dressed, laths,  shingles, sash,doors,monld  ings, etc. Clear and dry,  fir flooring and ceiling for  sale at lowest prices.  G. 0. BUCHANAN,  HENRY DAWES. Propiietor  Agent,  /��  %>.  o. s.  "Leaders.r:  "G.K.s,'1  ana  urn  r  V-   1   Ji��_iU  To "  Fac.ory a no Salesroom :  522 cordova st.  Vancouver;  -   -   b.c.  < g*e  THE LEDGE.  Second Year  TH  E  JAS-.  McHILLAN & Co.,  INCORPORATED.  p&; Write for Circular Givin? Latest Market Prices/te  200=212-  FIRST   AVENUE   NORTH  Fair Selection; Immediate Returns.  Minneapolis,   Minnesota.  i^*Make Us a Trial Shipment."^  KEEP AWAY  FROM COOLGARDIE.  Terrible   Hardships    Whicli   Await the  Gold Hunters.  ' 'Cautious" sends the London, Eng.,  Times the following letter from his  nephew, who lias been sent by his  employers to West Australia:��� ,  The Victorian, and, indeed, most  other papers published in this country  rarely print any but the best reports'  from the gold fields, but I can give a  ���very different version. Shiploads of  fortune-hunters constantly arrive,  bringing money tvith them, which  they are obliged to spend, and this  makes the place lively. I fear, however, that not 2 per cent, see the  color of gold, 'vhilst many succumb to  typhoid, dysentery, and other complaints in the pitiless interior., Yet  thousands flock here, and the place  has a great name, which I do nop  think it deserves.  r The gold fields are all in the inte: -  ior, and I am now at a place called  Southern Cro.ss,the nearest settlement  to the famous Goolgardie. The last  rain that:fell here was on Christmas  eve, 1893, over 12 months ago. It is  a town of galvanized iron and canvas, built on red sand, and surrounded by low scrub, nothing' to see and  nowhere to go. The heat is frightful,  being intensified by the glare from  , the red sand, whilst the dust is fine  and penetrating, and, like the myriads of flies, it is ever present. There  is no water .supply and all we have'  to drink is obtained from salt water  wells and then condensed. It is the  true land of the.... "never, never," a  land of sin and sorrow and tinned  meats���a parched and barren land,  second only to the great Sahara.���-.-���'  More English Capital.  paying all charges and deducting rebates of interest on bills not due, the  balance at the credit of loss and profit  account at that date was ��39,164 14s.  lid., which they propose to appropriate as follows*: viz., ,��24,000 in payment of a dividend at the rate of 6  per cent, per annum, and bonus of 1  per cent, (free of income tax); making  a total distribution of eight per cent/  for the year; adding ��10,000 to the  reserve fund, which will then amount  to ��285,000, leaving ��5,164 14. lid.  to be carried forward.  '"Dealers  Prof. Liddy, of the Reco mine, has  gone 'to'- Spokane, to have a piece of  steel removed from his eve.  NOTICE.  >JOTICE is hereby given that Daniel Dunn has  i\ no authority to rent or disnose of the Honee  formerly occupied by him oii Broadway,Nakusp.  D. A. McDOUGALD.   ]  Nakusp, March 1', 18)". ���  Appiicatioiifbr Liquor License  "\J0TICE is hereby given that Thirty days after  IN date, I intend to aimly to the Gold Commissioner for a License to sell^Liquors at Burton City,  NAKUSP,  B. G.  N. D.- MOORE,. Pres.  R. MoEBRRAK, Sec'y  CONCENTRATOR, THREE FORKS, B. C.  : 0 :  Mi hi tig    ao d   '{miii&fsr;    Supplies.  JSP Hay and Grain in Car Lots to the Trade.  West,Kootenay district.  Nakusn.'''March 14:1835  S. E. MANUEL  iiilli of Partners  THE Partnership heretofore existing- between  H. Stcge and C. Teasdale has this day been  dissolved by mutual consent. All accounts owing-  to the firm Vill be paid, to H. Stege, who will also  pay all liabilities owing by said firm.  STEGE&TEASDALE.  Witness:. '       "������,,..'".'  E. B.KKRK. .  New Denver, B. C February 21 st,lS95.  A new company has been floated  in England through the agency of A.  D. Whittier, to work the hydraulic  mines on Williams creek, in Cariboo.  The authorized capital of tiie company is f 500,000, of which $200,000 is  fully paid up. Steel piping for the  mine has been purchased in England  and is now on its way to Barkerville.  Preparatory work is now well in hand  at the mines, so that no time will be  lost in developing them. The old  Ballarat claim will   be  worked first.  St  THREE FORKS, B. 0,  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.  A Prosperous Institution.  The report of the Bank of British  Columbia, as presented at the annual  meeting of the shareholders oh the  20th vdt.) states:--  The directors, in submitting to the  shareholders the statement of accounts  for the half year ending 31st of December last, have to report that, after  Best   Furnished  Rooms  in the Oitjr.  T. NORQUAY, Prop  SHERIFF'S SALE.  Province of British Columbia,'   "\  NELS.'N. WEST KOOTENAY, \  To Wit: J  p Y vir+ue of a Warrant of Execution issued at  I") tiie suit of Charles E. Taylor, plaintiff, and io  mc directed against the g.-od's and chattel-- of Wil  iian.i.A. Flager. defendant, I have seized and taken  in Execution all the right, title, share and interest  of said defendant in the following mineral claims,  to wit, Black Bird. Manitoba. Gorman, and'Nonpareil���all of which claims are rituated in the Slocan Mining Division, and recorded in the Mining  Recorder's Office at New Denver.  All < f which I shall expose for sale at the Court  Hou^e. Nolsm, oh the 2.5th dav of March, AD.  1895, nt th?. hour of eleven o'clock in the forenoon.  Nelson, l.th March, is'95.  WILLIAM P. ROBINSON,  De..uty Sheriff.  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 cp liable material, and the world at large is cordially invited to dig up enough money to pay  for an annual interest. To accommodate the  public we do  At prices that do  not discord with the de=  spondent price of silver. K?  THE   LEDGE.  Page 5  ��� (  7 ���'.-., : NAKUSP ASSAYED.    -, "    :  ^luriKurJiisfs of .Life in the'.. Smiling- City  '���':   by Arrow Lalte.  Rev. A. "J. Gaebcl is to be here on  Sunday to preach. a  The Madden Ho use is rcsplendant  in a coat ot fresh paint.  Capt. Gore has arrived to take the  command oi the Kootenai.  Str. Kootenai   is   hmking regular  , trips between here and the Wigwam.  The transportation companies expect a big season's business. The  local hostelries are preparing ior the  rash.- ��� ..":,    -���:'''���.������, '���' ���'"' ' '  J. L: Davis intends to stake out the  richest gold claim on Cariboo creek  this summeK He goes out next moiith  in search of it.  M. McG-rath has been appointed  bridge superintendent of the C.& K.  and N.& S. railways. He will reside  a"'-Nelson.- ' '������ '.'-. ";-li'...:v  T. McMahon, roadm aster, expects  to be removed back to his old quarters at Roger's Pass, on the mam line  of the (IRK.. ::    '-  The Hotel Nakusp ��� has .been, in the  'painter's; hands this week :and looks  the better for it. Mrs.- Allen purposes  reducing her rater:.    ,  Superintendent Marpole has order  ed clown a number of men from the  main line of the C.P.E., to assist in  putting-theiocal  road in good shape  again. . -""��� y-.  At length the  affairs of the Inland  Construction Co. have been wound up':  here, and Messrs Sampson and Dan-  ���'.cere.au; the last of the staff, have departed for the coast.  Headquarters of the  Nakusp '& Slocan Railway.  THE GATEWAY OF THE FAMOUS SLOGAN MINES  SUPPLY POINT TO THE RiOHGARiBOO CREEK CAMP.  GOLD, SILVER, AND MICA  MINES CLOSE At HAND.  ��������������  Ajs  %  La*     I      t  For Prices of Desirable Property and Particulars, Apply To  rrr^jrrn    ~\>  Agents for   lhe Nakusp Land and Improvement Company,  ,/l  GH1SL1S: W.:McANN,'  '".'..."'.' BARRISTER, &c,       a','  I  a lWlli.l.UJ^*tJ  ���Kaslo, B. 0.  "YTICELY Furnished Rooms.   Room.?, 25 .cents a  i\    lii^i.t.   Rooms Avith lire, 50 ccnta.  r  i.V��      i'  it     ii-*1* e  Physician ak'd'Sukgkox.'  Three Forks,       -,-������    B.C.  4   FULL Line of Drugs and Prescription Reme-  6.L;> lc; t on hand.  I  I:  MINING:. LAWS';-A' SPECIALTY.  KASLO CITY, B. C.  TPTOiJTjV  K'  Nelson, B. C.  ^S,  Full Line of Suitings and  *=>���  Vr ouserin gs always on li arid,  "Hf  L]  HOUSE,  BARR  Torr*"  '���W_l-a^3  TEK,,  QOLIGITOR and.Notary Public.  New Denver, B. C  Ml  m 1  iy  aaua'-rlj',  New Denver,  B. 'C*  OOTS and Shoe; in.xilo to order. First-das.?  work. Imperial CUlf for line slious.. French  Goods Specially adapte.i for MiixjivAanct Prospee-  ��� tors' us ..   Go-ul ��� -warrant:,'!.] .i;i<:'t. rip for''one vor.r  ��� *.  ARROW LAKE,:   :  1S n-nv open  for -lio svcomv.i-idatio'n of ixncp-t *.  1   Rates,.*!.50 io 'S2.50 per day. Isailis  25   cents each,  or 5 foi- ��1.   For  further  particulars write to the proprietors.  ���DAW3r.2?,"CRADDOC.X'&"C-o  Kaslo', B. 0.  /CONVENIENTLY pituatal to the steamboat  \jJ landing. The liar is one of the best appointed  in the Kootenay District.  JAMES DELANEY,  .'Lessee  THIS First-Glass Hotel is now open for the accommodation of the Public. Lar^e Rooms, Good Table, and  Reasonable, Rates. Headquarters for Mining Men. Stage  leaves the House every day for'������Kaslo,."'  LOWES & CLAIR, Proprietors  V9  ".*>+*��**  ���Foceriei  r  our  FROM  VA7    A/  Wholesale  Dealer ������  IN  WINES.  loots -and Shoes,  p**r^v4rtfrygy.-^.T7"7-j.:-yairTa?*rarYrrm:^->.^  ^^  ff^rli  s'Qi-urpo.as'.required by  iiiers and Prospectors.  LIQUORS,  ���'.���������;   AND CIGARS  Revelstoke. - -       B.C i  Postofflce and Money Order Office in Connection  .{������;���-'��� -'{���.��:���  -(.-���'���: A  ;'# Page '6,  THE   LEDGE,  Second  Yc^r  MINING RECORDS,  Recorded at New Denver, for the week ending  March 20, 1895  TRANSFER!?.  Neil McIniHi!? to Lee Coomb?��� Option on -J in the  M ibiiu, on March (5. Recorded March 14; amount  do.yn, $25.  J. Lallertv to E. C   Pea.se���"Whole interest in  Le^al Tender, on January 17.   Recorded March  . lo; amount. ��1.  R. McFerran to A. J. Murphy���*V in bond on the  Yakima group, on '-March 12. Recorded March 15;  amount, $1.  H. Mann to D. D. Mann���A in the Carnation and  Violet, on Maieh-li;'���-Recorded March 15;'amount  SKX).  -'    - .       ,     '���';  W. M. Glover to IT. Mann���i in the Carnation  and Violet, on March 11. Recovded March 15;  amount, $100.  Neil Mclnnes to H. Sheran���\ *:in the Mabai��  Recorded March 18; amount, $50.  ASSESSMENTS.   A  Slocan Belle���Recorded l>y Robert Cuming, on  Marcb.18.  LOCATIONS.  Nnhcv'Hanks, on north side of Springer creeks  bvT.Mulvey and W. C.M^Kinnoh. ReeorJ^d  March 5.  Bertie Cameron, on Payne Mountain, by Mrs.  R. Cameron.   Recorded March 14.  LEDGE CROPPINGS  Mrs. Al. Hoyt returned from the  Hot Springs yesfcerday.  Almost, the entire population of Sil:  verton was in town Monday.  Neil Mclnnes and wife have taken  up their residence at the Forks.  Chicken dinner at the Windsor  restaurant on Sunday. Everybody  come, a .-, ,: ,,���"..' t .-  Harry Hughes has closed the Idaho  restaurant, Three Forks, for the  present. ..'������"'���.,:���"���  Several had mud slides have occur-1  red on the railway, in the canyon,  this week. ���'     ���-.:'������'..- -    ,..���.;,' .: .������-"���'..-..  Big" Sandy McDmald has been confined to his room at 'the Forks with a  severe attack of illness.  .��� Spring travel is opening,up favorably, as is evidenced by the passenger lists on the railway.  Al. Hoyt has some elegant lemons,  just in. Stationery and reading matter of all kinds, at fair prices, always  in stock. f  ���The'usual spring army of drummers have made their appearance in  town, headed Jby T. Blackwood, of  Winnipeg.  The impromptu dance given in  Shannon's hall, Monday, night, in  honor of St. Patrick's day, was quite  a success.  The square fronting the Newmar-  , ket is being cleared off, and a sidewalk laid to connect with the new  bridge.,  The excursion on the Wm. Hunter  to the foot of the lake, Monday, was  a successful affair, those participating  having a good time.  Capt. Gore   passed   through   here  Friday from Trail creek. He was  bound for Nakusp, to assume command of the Kootenai.���',,-���.  It is given out that work is to begin at once on a large hotel, on the  opposite side of the street from F. W.  Jordan & Co. 's, Na kusp.  Two carloads of cattle from Calgary arrived out on Sunday's train.  They were unloaded at the Siding  and driven to Three Forks.  A complimentary dinner was given  by Capt. and Mrs. * Esta brooks, Saturday, in honor of the birthday of Engineer Mclnnes. of the Wnl. Hunter.  Residents of the Slocan can find all  kinds of drug's at the Kaslo Drug Co.'s  store, in Three Forks. Perfumery,  toilet articles, and all kinds of soap  kept constantly in stock.  E. A Cameron, who had the contract for bridging the gully on Front  street, has made a capital job of it:  The (xoyernmenj has been asked for  a small sum to put on side rails.  F. Pyman, New Denver's watchmaker and jeweller makes cleaning  and repairing watches a specialty.  He visits Three Forks every Friday  to accommodate customers in that  town.   ���'       . ���'������". ':'-'.'f '.'.  The Windsor restaurant has been  thoroughly renovated preparatory to  re-opening tomorrow. Jacobsori &  Co. perfectlv understand their business and they guarantee satisfaction;  They deserve to do well.  Everyone is invited to the band  boys' social in Shannon's hall tomorrow night. Various games, a good  programme, and plenty of refreshments have been provided. Those  who wish to pay for their fun may do  so, but there is no admission.  The stock for R. S. Wilson's tailor  shop has arrived, and. already several  orders have been taken. Work was  commenced in the shop Tuesday.  Messrs. Dhvid and Schweet are in  charge, the latter having arrived  from Revelstoke Tuesday. Several  female hands will also be brought in.  WgCawl  Front Street, Kaslo.  1st Ciftts Stoct  In All Our  Lines :  in tie Country  Dry Croods, Gents' Furnishings,  Clothing, Boots & Slices,  Carpets & House Furnishings  ^^^ m  New Denver, B.C.  MANUFACTURERS OF ALL KINDS OF LUMBER  Opposition Telegraph Liji e.  The International Telsphohe and  Telegraph Co. is the name under  which a number of the capitalists of  the neighboring State of Washington  will endeavor to divert Slocan business more"'emphatically: than ever towards Spokane. Two of the head  pushers in the concern are W. B. Aris  and F. W. Sherman, of Kettle Falls.  The company has obtained the privilege of stringing wires from Spokane  as far north as the international boundary, passing through Spokane and  Stevens counties. Thence it will be  extended to Rossland, Nelson, Kaslo,  New Denver, Revelstoke, and other  points on this side of the boundary,  running opposition to the existing  systems. The duration of the company is 25 years.  JSTe-w  Denver,B. O.  Everytnincr in- First Class Order.  Meals Served at all Hours.  Best of Attention to Customers.  JACOBS0N & Go  'AVINGr  our own barge, we  are prepared to driver  Lumber to any place on Slocan Lake.    Special attention paid to Orders fromMining Men.  Is the Metropolis of the  Slocan District, and  ncrease in  For  CHOICE BUSINESS AND RESIDENCE LOTS  Investors wi1!. consult their own  Interests by consulting  ANGUS  IVEEY.  New Denver, B. C.  fleals  Served  AT  Al.  Hours  Customers Served with the Best  the Local Market Affords,  STEGE & WINTER, PROPS

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