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The Ledge Mar 14, 1895

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 I ������'  �� '  >.....i.!.J..!l!.!l..!f!l.^  sg*.  In Time the Siocan Coun=" =  try Will be the Great =.  Silver Camp on Mother   =  Earth. ' A='  :~y. *^1liiiiiiiiiiiliJ!!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.#  ^liHilllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!;^-  |e" Job Printing at This Olfice  == at  Prices In  Harmony  E With    the   rielancholy  ���He Condition of silver.  %'lllllill,lilllllIillllllilllllllllillllllliHill'^'  : in  Vol. II. No. 2-1.  NEW DENVER, B. C, MARCH 14, 1895.  Price Ten Cents.  N  M  J <  I  I!  Ii  b  I  .*..  " ���      : ' NAKUSP ASSAYED.'/--.-*.'-":  3IurJiim*in#s of Xi'fe in the Smiling; City  by Awow Lalie,  Times are quite lively in town.  The bay is frozen clean to the Narrows.  James Megarry has gone to Ross-  land.  Another agitation has been started  in the interests of a school site.  Three local parties are applying  for lirpior licenses at Burton City.  Mrs. RS, Hamilton leaves Scotland  shortly, to rejoin her husband here.  D. A. McDougald is expected home  from the Sandwich Islands in a tew  days.  Preparations arc being made to resume operations for the season at the  sawmill.  Invitations are out for a big ball  and supper at the Madden House, on  Monday nia-lit.  The entertainment to be held on  the 17th is likely to surpass anything  yet held in Nakusp.  John Hector and Wm. Cowan have  made a deal whereby the former obtains control of the Columbia House.  There is another ore blockade here,  and it will be only accentuated by  fresh; arrivals, until the upper river  opens up.   :���*--���������  Charles Holden and party have returned to town, after a winter's work  improving the channel at the Kootenay rapids.  A local party has acquired an in  terest in the townsite of Burton City,  which-is to be platted and placed on  the-, market.  Duffy & Spencer's da nee on Friday  evening was well attended. Their  assembly tliis week will be the last  of the season.  "; T. Duffy leaves next week for Silverton, to assist in developing the  Noonday,a promising claim in which  he is interested.  Captain Hines lias launched a small  steamer at Nakusp. It is 32 feet long  and tour feet wide, and will carry  seven tons of freight.  Coming events cast' their'shadows  before.    A   well-known   citizen was  seen last week, going the rounds, uf  the town in the  intercuts ef John  A.  Mara.  Str. Kootenai has been brought  down from the upper river, where  she was frozen in ne vera 1 weeks ago.  She recommences her regular trips  tomorrow.  A number of parties are off for Car-  ib )0 creek, some  to  hunt, others  to  sluice gr-ivel for the gold that is in it,  '.'wml stili others  to enjoy the grub-'  s'j-.L.ces' so liberally provided.  [t took fully a week to repair- the  a i ��� washout on the raibvay, near the  .e/ond trestle. A trestle had to be  j_u.ni to span the gap. Saturday's  castFound train smashed one of the  timbers with its weight.  LOCAL ASSAYS.  Little   Twihklers   Crowded    Out  From  Their Accustomed Nook.  T. Becker and Mrs. Schroder ^ave  been married at the Forks by Rev.  Morden.  The big locomotive got off the rails  near the concentrator  this morning;.  DENV.E1C IS IN IT.  Canadian  Pacific'-Railway   Will  Build  Ii-to This Town.  coming down  G. Hughes, E. Mann and J. King  came in this morning on business relating to payments on the Fisher  Maiden.  Six inches of clean ore has'been  struck on the Phoenix, a claim owned  by Smith, Gibson and Dr. Brunei*, on  the north fork of Carpenter creek.  Mr. and Mrs. Redder, of Golden,  came in by Satmday's train, to take  up their residence here. Mr. Reidcr,  however, will stay in Nakusp for a  time.  Miss Leigh, of Wallace, Idaho,  passed through here Monday, en  route to the Arrow Lake Hot Springs,  where she will reside with her  brother.  Monday evening a dance was held  in Shannon's hall, in honor of the  numerous visitors in town. It; was  largely attended and thoroughly enjoyable.  J. S. Lawrence, of Nakusp, train-  master .of the.N. & S. Railway, came  over to view the metropolis, and" incidentally the mud slides on his road,  Saturday.  Mrs. J. Cress, late of Fresno, Cal.,  arrived in via Kaslo on Friday, to  visit friends in this town. She was  met at the Forks by her husband, J.  Cress, Esq.  Deputy Sheriff Robinson came in  from. Nelson, v ia the Forks,  Sn nd a v  evening.  He was looking after legal  matters pertaining to several Slocan  mining properties.;'  An extensively signed petition has  been forwarded" to the Provincial  Secretary, praying for the appointment of C. S. Ra shdail as stipendiary  mao'istrate'fbr this town.  J. Black, of the Windsor, returned  from the coast Saturday. Business in  .Vancouver, is looking up, while renewed interest is being taken in  Kootenay affairs. The Burrarcl Inlet & Eraser Valley Railway is to be  '    ** **  built this spring.  Mrs. T. McMnhon, sister, and two  children, and Mrs. McGrath, all of  Nakusp, came over on a visit Saturday, leaving tor the 'Forks yesterday  'They enjoyed themselves immensely  and would sacrifice; .half their fortunes  to be able to reside in this pretty  burg.  John Macdonald, better known as  Lardeau Jack, has returned from a  six months' trip to the country around  Fort Edmonton. He says that about  200 men are washing gold on the  Saskatchewan,averaging about fl.50  to the man. Grizzlies are extensively used, and Jack intends to work  one of them on Cariboo creek this  spring.  Not many days ago a prominent C.  P.R, official was visiting at Three  Forks, and while there got into conversation with a business man who  knows a thing   or  two   about New  Denver. The talk centred upon the  building ot the proposed Kaslo &  Slocan Railway, and its effect upon  the country. The railway man came  out bluntly and stated that the C.P.R..  would never let a foreign road cut  them out of their own territory.  He stated that it was tacitly understood at headquarters that so soon as  dirt commenced to fly on the Kaslo  road, just so soon would the C.P.R.  commence operations on this side. An  extension would be run from the N.  &S.R. through this town, bridging  Carpenter creek, and reaching the  higher levels on the other side. The  road "would then follow up the pass,  close to-the Mountain Chief mine, and  head for Sandon and Cody creek���  giving a better grade, be less liable  co slides, and affording the big mines  an opportunity to ship their ores in  bulk without sacking or extra handling. The present track was on the  wrong side of the pass, and unless the  north fork of the Carpenter fa ve some  -1* Lc  evidences of shipping ore, the road  from here up would be abandoned.  . .From., here, the ._main. line ot-the.  Crow's Nest,road would run clown the  lake  shore  to tap the camps along  Four, Eight,   and  Ten Mile creeks;  follow the Slocan  river, and connect  with the.. C.& . K.   Railway at Slocan  Crossing.    By the  uniting of the latter road to the N.& Ft.S.R" at Nelson,  through transit could be had direct to  the smelters.    Ore  would be loaded  on the cars at the mines and taken to  its destination direct.    New Denver  would   then   be   made a 'divisional  point, of junction, and it was far too  important a town, to'be overlooked as  it had been.   Though attention would  necessarily be directed  to the extension of  the Toad northwards to the  main line of the C,P. R., ..yetthe first  move; would be to make connections  to the south.  The above statements are vouched  for by the party furnishing the data  to T i i e Led ge's Young Ma n. But 11iis  is only one of the surprising events of  the future, for there is even now a  shadow looming up of equal import to  New Denver.  MINING NOTES,  Happening's    of   -Interest   Among;    the  Treasure Vaults.  Silver was quoted on the Sth inst.  at CO:].  The ledge lias been struck in the  lower tunnel of the Slocan Star.  Sleds may  be used on the upper  end of the Idaho road for a month to  come.  Sixty-eight tons of ore has been the  daily output of the Idaho during the  past week.  The Black Diamond, at Ainswortb,  sent 21 tons of ore to Smelter, Mont.,  Thursday.  Byron Burton 1ms secured the job  of clearing out the Government trail  at Cariboo creek.  The concentrator at New Duluth is  turning.out 15 tons of concentrates as  a daily average.  J. A. Finch made a flying trip into  the Slocan Monday, returning next  clay to Irail creek.  On Friday the Blue Bird shipped  221 tons of ore to Smelter, Mont., at a  valuation of i2,250.  Manager Smith, of the Surprise  mine, has gone on a two months' trip  to his home in Ontario.  The Duluth syndicate, represented  by Capt. Moore," expect to* ship 3,000  tons���oLore..in.ad ..before crying quits  for tiie season.  Last week the Surprise shipped, by  way of Kaslo, 221 tons of ore to Aurora, 111., and 7() tons to Everett. It  was valued;at $9,850.  Capt. Moore's company is by far the.  -largest-employer, of labor in the country, over 140 men being directly or  indirectly on the payroll.  About COO tons of ore were shipped  over the wagon road to North port  from Trail during the month of February. Most of it was from tiie. War  Eagle.    "���'*���;.  Four men have gone to work on the  Hattie, a gold proposition on -Mineral  creek, in the Cariboo creek camp. It  was discovered last summer bv John  G. Devlin.  N e w G o v e rn i \; en t.  Capt. Mqore will lose no time in  getting the proposed tramway to the  Idaho and Alamo mines built. It will  be used as erected, following up the  snow line.  ByronAVhite, of the Slocan Star,  spent a couple days in town this  week. He had just come up from the  Boundary creek camp, where he was  inspecting some properties.      .  The I-Iomestakc,   at  Trail creek,  An  extra of the B. C. Gazette, of  the  4th  inst.,   contained  the names  and  portfolios of the  new   cabinet, .,     .-   .    n    ,    c,  A,   -i^, , .  clicJn   by  Hon. Mr. Turner,  to sue-  ������� * %"     ]f Y ^ MJ ^wV?  eeed Hon.   Mr.   Davie,   resigned, as ^inJf^  follows: Hon. J. II. Tunier,   Premier f ��'U^vKf?w  3 *;lkll*V^-  and Minister of Finance and Agricul-  taiy ot ^ ai at Washington, 1). C.  ture; .1-1 on, C E. Pooley,��� Q. C, Presi-      To satisfy a debt held by C.E.Tay-  dent of Executive Council; Hon. J.   lor against. W.   A.   Flairer,  Deputy  Baker, Provincial Secretax,   Mini:'-]Sheriff'Robinson will  sell the Black  ter of Mines,, Minister of Education  and Immigration; Hon. G, B. Martin,  Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works; Hon. D. M. Eberts, Q. C,  Attorney.-jleneral. ���  Bird, Manitoba, .'Gorman and Nonpareil claims, at Nelson, on the 26th.  The claims are in the dry ore belt,  near Bear lake, and are good properties.  :li  IS'  t ii '.  )af  if;  w  \ ge> -2.  &  THE   LEDGE.  SoconcI Year  Published every Thursday.  K.     T.    LOWERY,    EDITOR    AND  FINANCIER.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  OXK V'EAK ...... .���>......I  ...',...��� .��2.00  Transient Advertising, -'5 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 pf :the  paper if you wish. Always send something- good,  vio matter how crude. Get your copy in while -it  is hot, and we will do the rest.  THHRSDAV, MARCH 14, 181)5.  HEWARD OF POLITENESS.  Politeness is said to be one of the  principal a venues^ to fortune and .-popularity.:'' But it does not always pay  to be polite,1 as a criminal recently  discovered in. a Victoria court. He  had been sentenced to a term in the.  ���pen for stealing, and ourning to th^  Judge he tljahked hini in a polite  , but, no cloubt, sarcastic manner.  His Honor gavehim three more years  for this breach of court etiouette. It  is fortunate he did not curse the Judge  or he would probably have; been sent  ���.;:-.up;-for;,Jife^./Tliis.i action oh the part  of the Judge is perfectly right., .The  dignity of our law tribunals  must be  ,. upheld, and everything possible  done to heep prisoners from expressing their gratitude in words. We  pay our Judges to,be strict and deal  out the law in a proper manner.  They, from their high moral standing, have a right to joke with prisoners or witnesses and turn the laugh  on them when they see fit, but the  poor unfortunate, who, through some  weakness' of his own or somebody  else's nature, has,to break stones in a  building where the boarders never  fall out of the windows, must be dumb  when in court, and take his medicine without any remarks on the  subject Prisoners would do well io  take warning :by this case,   and hold  -:. their tongues in the future, especially  iii British Columbia.  RUBBER NECKS.  The Rubber Neck is an animaj  found in many parts of America. He  is harmless, tired and sometimes lias  a jag with him. The species thrive  best in dull towns, and are largely  used as wall flowers in decorating  'barrooms. Borne of them are tall,  but all are short���financially. They  will scent a poker or shift" game from  afar, and will flock to it like buzzards  to a dead buffalo's funeral. Standing  behind the players they will gape,  and play the game m their minds  until their heads reel with, excitement, and their reason is 'threatened  with cramps. When some generous  reveler calls everybody to tiie bar,  the/Rubber Neck deserts the card  game, and falls in line with a rapidity  of action that is surprising.    That is  where the Rubber Neck shines.  Watch him���how nobly he grabs the  bottle; how eagerly he allows the  yellow fluid to fill every corner of his  ���* , ���������'���������..-'     i.  glass, and then as he raises the curse  of Canada to h is i ips, what a divine  expression crawls oyer his countenance and is lost in the distance. It is  a sublime moment for the Rubber  Neck. As the whiskey trickles down  ins long gullet, he imagines himself  in Paradise, and for a brief period lie  forgets that he is only a poor Rubber  Necker, despised and,shunned''by all  ordinary niillioi .aires. Thus the  Rubber Neck exists from day to  night. Too lazy to work, and too dry  to drink water, he drifts through life  content to be a spectator in everything  except the drinks.  MR. MABA'S. OPPONENT.,  Mayor Martin, of Vernon, has very  wisely declined','.' after mature deliberation, to oppose the re election of Mr.  Mara for this constituency in the  forthcoming Dominion contest. That  dlscretion is t he better part of valor,  however, is not believed in by H.  Bostock^ who has been only too eager to  assume the burden thrown off. by Mr.  Martin. His alacrity in offering himself as a sacrifice for a hopeless cause  is astonishing: vet, a sacrifice Mr.  Bostock will surely be. The Vancouver News-Advertiser has the following to say of him,: wincha will serve'  to introduce this modern Goliath of  the Liberal host to our readers: - '  i H. Bostock, of Victoria, passed  through the city yesterday on his  way to Yale. Mr. Bostock was a  candidate for the Liberal nomination  in Victoria, but was defeated in his  aspirations,: Messrs:^'Templeman and  Milne being selected. But while rejected in Victoria, it occurred to the  party leaders that it would be well to  utilize Mr. Bostock's abilities and financial resources in putting him up in  opposition to Mr. Mara in the Yale  district. To give him a fair start and  prevent his being looked upon as a  Victoria carpet-bagger, Mr. McCut-  cheon has been commissioned:to .get  up a, requisition from residents in  Yale. It is to be hoped that Mr. Bostock will have a pleasant electioneering trip and will be able to contribute  an interesting paper at the conclusion  of, it to the Province, under the caption of "Experiences of an unsuccessful candidate in British Columbia."  Fred. Richardson, of Cummings &  Richardson, has gone to Montreal on  a business trip. He will also visit  friends in Ontario, returning about  May.  Dissoiii of Parte  mo  UJ  I TUIE Partnership   heretofore   existing between  yl    1-1. Stegc iiiid C.  Teasdale has this day been  dissolved by mutual-consent.   All account:; owing  to the linn will be paid  to H. Stege, who will also  pay all liabilities owing by said firm.  STEGE&TEASDALE.  Witness:  'R..B. Kkkr. i  New Denver, B. C, February 21st, 1895.  M. W. BMNER, M. K,  ���"���'" ..Physician and Sujkgkok.  Three Forks,      ���.--.-.     B. C.  A FULL Line of Drugs and Prescription Remedies ke^ton hand.  SOLICITOR and Nblavy Public.  New Denver, B. C  S  K^evelstolsLO Station,   IB.   O  J  New Denver, B. C.  TT)OOTS and Shoei made to. order.   First-class  ���     work.   Imperial Calf for fine shoes.   French  Goods specially adapted for Miners' and Prospectors' usA.   Goods warranted not to rip 'for .one year  Certificate of ImprovemMts.  A NOTICE. ,  QURPRISE Mineral Claim.���Situated in the Slo-  ij can Mining Division of the, West Kootenay  District. Where located: In the Ruby Silver Basin, at-head of, MeGuigan eree.c:. ,r ..'���' A'.  Take noiice that!, O. E. Perry, as agent.'for the  Slocan Surprise M'in ng Co., free miner's certificate No. 53.799, intend, .sixty days from the date  hereof, to .apply to the G-jld Cjuimissioner for  n  certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a CrOwii grant for the above claim.'  '. And'furtlier, that adverse claims must be sent to  the Mining Recorder, and action coinmeuced before the issuance of such, certiiicate of improvements,   a. a  Dated this 21st dav of Januarv, 1835.'  C.VE. PEliRtf,  ���'.,.������   '���������.��� ,t; ���       -  Agent for ,  " Slocan'Surprise Mining Co  is B. C. Joslyn li Co.  Dealers  in  Pianos,   Organs,  Musicians'   Supplies, Sewing: Machines,, and  Supplies.  SPOKANE,:' .-     Ve A-     ' '..,.-''WASH.  "~Wi GRAHAM &   Co.,  WHOLESALE a  Books, Stationery, Office Supplies,  and Wall Paper.  Great Eastern Block.  SPOKANE, WASH.  STANLEY    HOUSE,  ��� . NELSON, B. C.  T)EST Rooms and Board in the City.   Hot and  I)   Cold Water.   Bath Room for the use of the  Guests.   Rates reasonable.  MRS, McDONALD, Prop  NAKUSP, B. .0.  The location of this Hotel  is excellent, and commands  ai grand view of the beauti-;  ful. scenery that surrounds  the town.  The Bar  ha?  one  of the  ..'"'��� "     .large-it stock v. of   Wines,!  ��� Liquors and Cigais in the'j  Country.  " .The Dining Room is up to  date, and Travelers should  always give the Leland a  call.  A. M'DOUGALD.  Steam Nav. Co.J Ltd.  'TIME CARD 2Xo.. 5.  In Effect Wednesday, Aug:.. 29, i 894.  TiASLO ROUTE-  Lcave Nelson:  Monday at 1 p.m.  Tuesday at 4 p.m.  Wednesday at 5:40 :>.m.  Thursday at 4 p.m.    .  Friday at'-i- p.m.  Saturday at 5:10 p.m.  TST-B."-..K'EIiS6N. '���'.'  Leave Kaslo:  Sunday at 8a.m  Tuesday at 8a.m  Wednesday at 8 a,m  Thursday at 8 a.hi  Friday at 8 a.m  Saturday at 8 a.m  Tho 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- -Wi TROUP,  Nelson   B. C. Manager  NorUiern  . 7\ railway. .������;;'  I Nelson���'���'& Fort Sheppard  ��  jj 'AVINGr placed some new all   rail koutf   to  spokake.  ri    Machinery in our Mill,  we are prepared to furnish  all kinds of .Rough and Dressed Lumber aircl  Shingles at  greatly reduced Prices.  CI? tJ  TTd  Rough-Lumber, narrow, ."-IO oO  "    -   Wide, 311 00 to $12 00  Joist and Scantling, sized up to  18 feet long, '?11 00  ���18'to 2-1 ' .     '  '    A *12 oo  2! 'to SO '....-. S13 00 J  Flooring. T'&Gr,n " .^0 00  "       '   '   ���' .'; 4 "������ $22'00  V joint Ceiling, 4 " $22 00  6 "Rustic, Si9 00  Shiplap,                        , Sll 00  Surfaced DrcsTed $13 00  A liberal dircount on large orders for Cash,  PETER GENELLE & Co.  The- only through route from Nelson,. Kaslo,  Kootenay Lake and all Slocan;  Polrts.  Through Trains Semi=Weekly.  Leave 7 a.m.  NELSON.  Arrive 5:10 p.m  On Tuesdays and Fndayp, trains will rrn  through toS])okane,arrivinc'sameda3'. Returning  passengers will leave S;;okaneat7 a.m.on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving at Nelson at ;*.:-10.i..  m.", same day, making close connc'-tion with the  steamer Nelson for Kaslo and all Kootenay. lake  points  Passengers for Kettle River, and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with stage on Monday's  and Wednesdays, Thursdays and  Fridays.  Passengers for Trail Creek mines connect at  Northport with stage on Wednesday and Saturday. p  m  i  I  e i*.-  in  'A  -s  '  . P  THE LEDGE.  Page 3  j&  A.    CffiUE   D'ALENE NUGGETS.      .  Prosi>ectecl    for the Benefit of Former  Residents of that Camp.  WARDNER.  There are now only two saloons in  Wardner, and one of these is likely  to close op.   :  Thieves broke, into Frank Holmes'  chicken house, at'Kellogg, on Friday  night, .and.played havoc witlitlie inmates.  A. B. Wood strained  bis back so  severely,   Tuesday,   while  handling  flour sacks, that he is confined to the  '������ -house,,-    -".A..  Ex District, Attorney: Gha ii es. -W.  O'Neil and Fred Button have returned'  to Murray from a health and pleasure  trip to Bonolulu. (���'..  : We C. Wickers ham, ex-auditor of  Elmore county,,was: arrested at his  mother's home in Boise on Wednesday  and taken to 'Mountain Home. The  charge against -.him.' is duplicatiion; of  warrants, his operations amounting' to  : about f 10,000.:  County Commissioner Lyle has been  devoting li is time recently to repair-.  ing" the gaol. It has, been lined  t h rough out witli two- inch plank, and  three new doors four inches thick,  have been added, in addition to two  iron -gra tester the cells.  , John Pressley and the lessees of"  the Shoshone Company's property,  hear the: Last Chance mine, have  struck a large body of ore in the incline, 30 feet' below the level of the  Sweeney tunnel, and expect in the  near future to employ a large force of  .-men. The Last Chance mill, will  s!,art up on the ore next* week, Press-  lev & Co. having leased it. -..' ��� ' ',  WALLACE.'    ;  William Worsted   has   purchased  , George McGlaughlin's stock  of fitrni-  ture. .- '  Airs. R. J. Bougherty, of Burke,'  has just recovered' from tiie serious  effects of a fail which she sustained on  .New Year's. :  ��� Mrs. Mary. Foley has receive:! her  commission and taken charge ot the  jostoffice, a new building for which  is being built  Tom Argyle, jr., accidentally s1%ot  hir; self through the. leg with a 45-  calibre revolver Friday. The wound  ���was not'dangerous.' ...  Navigation has opened on Snake  river, between Hiparia and Lewiston.  The steamer Almota makes regular  trips between those points.'. -  -Ionis Lentliiier,, who lias resided  here for the past three years, "commit.'ed suicide on Sundav by taking  morphine. No reason can be assigned for the rash act.  There-are now but 50 men on the  Frisco. As soon as the ground,is  opened up by the' main shaft now  sinking from the tunnel level, the  usual force will be engaged.  M."McDonald received a. severe in  jury while turning drill in the Gold  Spring mine on Tuesday. Tiie hammer of the man who was striking,  struck the rooiydeflectingj and coming down with full force on, the former's left arm. He will be off duty  for several weeks.    ,     e  Development work is being pushed  on the You Like mine aj- Miillan, and  the showing is encouraging. Drifting  in the tunnel is in l,030,feet, and two  and a half feet of solid, galena have  been struck, a A carload of this has  been shipped,to the Tacoma smelter  as a sample. It.is expected to realize  $1,003..,. The ore is a fine grained  galena and reouires no sorting.  On Monday a meeting of the stock-  holders of the Oro Fino Go. was held,  for the purpose of electing officers and  a board of directors for the ensuing  year.: C. A.c Wing was-elected president and general manager; B. Parke,  vice;'H. R. Allen, secretary and  treasurer. The clirectors elected  were: C. A. Wing, B. Parke, C. W.  Riley, H.' R. Allen, and T. ��� W.  Cowan.   :    ..   ,' Ce ������/,  ' -  Tuesday ., morning Hen ry Howes,  J. R. Bean, Robert N. Dunn, and J.  N. Dunn started for. Pierce City,  where they will engage in-.mining  during the spring and summer, Mr.  Howes is manager for the American  Placer Mining Co., and will-'.beg ia at  once to push the great bedrock flume  enterprise to completion. Fifteen Or  20 men .will be employed during the  season. .Messrs. Dunn are , interested  in the Bond quartz1 mine, about four  miles from Pierce .City. The mine  and mill have been leased for the  past three months, but they will take  c  Wholesale Prodiic  31 WATER STREET, -  ���areliaiiss,  ER. B. C.  0  E handle. Dried Fruits,  Fresh   Fruits, Butter, Eggs,  Cheese, Bacon, -Hams, and Lard.  1F&  toss  3  "F"  Ad*  iiiiii^: Supplies.  Fall Stock: on Hand.    Brarnh Store at Tares Forks.  IwlnUUilnLL,-  DENTIST':  KASLO|  B.q.  Graduate of American College of Pantnl Surgery  Chicago. . '.���  ' ���' tl'K':-':.  ;   _     -     '  .���'"���Of FJ-CK': Over Byc-r-VHardware, store.  ��-*  ���tl-  charge at once and continue operation  during the season.  AROUND  THE STATS.  A -.woodcutter, by the name of  Lightner, 'chopped'; off his big toe  while at work near Hope.  The Board of Health of the county  of Oneida lias adopted very stringent  quarantine rules to prevent the spread  of ..diphtheria.     ��  A miner named Zunibrun was killed in the Sitting Bull mine, near  Lemhi,' o;i.Tuesday. His death was  caused by', the caving in of the roof of  tiie tunnel. Zumbrun's partner had  left tiie working but a few minutes  before.  . Deputy Sheriff Bernard arretted E:  Smith and George "Hamilton,'.at  Nainpa last week, .-charged with  holding up and robbing Ceo. Chilly,  of Payette, of ft 17. They .were bound  over in the District Court tor ,-'1,030,  and failing to give bonds, went to  gaol..  The Hughes creek i >laccr nronorty, I  *   *rj X * x J  near Gibbonsville, has been sold to j  St.Paul capitalists for'��30,00 ),a small j  sum being paid down, and the balance in regular payments,during the  year. This,property was owned by  Messrs. Fahey, Hunt, Stein,and others'  of Gibbonsville.  KASLO, B. C. ,;  Graduate of Trinity University, Toronto.    Member of college Physi-  ;  cians a.nd Surgeons, Ontario.-..  fteliloli^ortali Co.  Notice to the Public.  ':   "���'��� '..'..',���'" k  QTAOES   I>ave Kaslo   aurt "Throe Forks, for  .J   cither place, every uK.ni'in? at 8 o'clock  -Satisfaction-'  IS  Guaranteed.  A. J. SCOTT  Man a col  li  fW    ?-?'  M  M  T  f  ��  i  fer-fl  Nakusp, B. 0.  Qj>  t���*:\  r  KASLO CITt,  B.C.  Agkxt fok :  ii  Ml  '-. TTI.'  rilij  nm  n  110  Mifilib.j  .3  Applicatloas by Mall will  be Proiuptl}' Attended to.     ;  iliii JLUJujiiav. -Llku .���uilw.iil  The only practical ^Yatchmakcr in  the Kootenay District. Orders by  mail receive prompt attention  ALL WORK..(UMUAMl-Kl).  '   (Works :it Kii^lo. li. C.)  LUM3IE -YARD;;'  Foot of Handryx Street,   Nelson.  A- full  stock  of   ^limber.,-  rou^'li  and dressed," laths,  shingles, sasli,doors,inould  ing's, etc.  AOieur  and dry |  fir .iiooriiiQ* and ceiling for  sale at lowest prices.  .''Leaders."   '-,  aOKs  V_V  ���   *.    iW.a--.Ji.  anc.  "���  ] 'pj'm 1 j->  '5 1  x.l^nCl.-i'3.  G. ;0...BUCHANAN,  HEXKr DAWES.  1 *-'|'* *^  A^entj  Fa-c ;bry ana Salesroom :  522 CORDOVA ST.A  VANCOUVER. '���-'.   -.    B.C.  I   i' Page 4.  THE LEDGE.  Second Year  AUSTRALIAN-SILVER.  A Comparison l;aiscil Between That and  the KoDtanay Article.  J. Burie, C.E., of Victoria, has the  following interesting letter in the Colonist pt that city:-���  A copy of the Daily Scotsman of  . January 19th  has just come to hand, |  ,in, which   there   appears   the   half-  yearly report, ending November 30th  last, of the Broken Hill silver mine in  Australia.    This report shows a'pro-,  lit for the half year oftl, 853,720, and  :a dividend,paid of f 1,3IJo,920.    The  value of the ore extracted was $15.05  per ton.   and. the cost  of production  was ��10.55 per ton.    The price obtained for lead  was $15:46 per ton,  and for   silver 64  cents  per ounce.  The production  for tiie week ending  the 24:th ult. was i), ISO tons, yielding  -7ii5 tons  of lead, containing 208,839  ounces of silver.    There  were also  treated'-by- the   amalgamating and  leecbiiigwplaiits   l, 151   tons   of ore,  yielding   15,91G   ounces   of    silver.  Broken Hill 'ore contains 20,10 ounces  of silver per ton.  If the same amount had been expended in mining in the...Kootenav  district, T have no doubt that the ore  could have been produced and treated: at the same cost as at the Broken  Hill' ii line: - My imnression is that it  could have been produced more  cheaply, as the Broken Bill is a  heavily timbered mine, and if I remember rightly the timber has to be  imported at considerable cost, whereas  t'mber is plentiful and cheap in Kootenay. The ore of many of the Kootenay mines is much richer -than, that  of the Australian group, and,I make  the following comparison between the  two: ���:.'-'.' y :  In the report of Br. Dawson,- for the  year 183 J, ho gives 352 ounces of silver per ton of Ore from the Silver  King mines, as the average result of  three assays, The Toronto G-lobe, of  August'r.\ 189-1, gives the result of a  on a large scale, the ore will continue  as rich as tluit treated, as it was very  probably picked. However there is  plenty of margin left. The Broken  Hill mines are probably the largest  silver-producing properties at present,  and. in their working we see the good  results Obtained by working a low  grade ore on a large scale'.  Before leaving the subject of silver  mines I would like to mention nother  parcel of 20 tons of British Columbia  ore, sent to the Omaha smelter, which  returned in silver ��2,045.46 and in  lead S882.60. This is equal to $196.40  per ton of ove,which is over twelve  times richer than the Broken Hill ore.  I may here mention that I have no  interest in the mines- above referred  to. '"'"'.������ ���'���������"���'���" "���-   ''_..".,.���  From information supplied to me  by a friend of mine on whom I can  rely, the'value of ores in silver in  other parts of the world is as follows,  in ounces per ton: In the group of  mines at San Juan, Argentine Republic, 83 ounces (average of 39 samples).  In Chile, the Carmen works, Copiapo,  Is issued at New Denver, B.C., on Thursday.  Wet weather, snow slides, hard times, or the  sheriff never  hinders its   publication.     It  -'   ���     ������''-,'       ���������'(���>       .*���������. " "'.���     ���   "'      .   ���  ��� n ' ; ' . '    .   ��� - . -'   ',.'"'���'' -        '   ,-     ^'' -  comes out just the same.  in 1888, 28 to 39 ounces; Puptiios  works, near Copiapo, 18 to 22 ounces.  In the United States, Leaclyille, 1889,  16 ounces, Homestake, 1889, 13.40;  Nevada, Consolidated Virginia, 1890,  20.10; Nevada,'-. Crown' Point, 1890,,  15.40; Nevada, Yellow Jacket, 1890,  21.80 ounces. From these figures it  appears that the Broken Hill is about  the average of the world's silver ores,  ..���'*. . .���   >-e   ��� ������ -L:       ������:..'. , .a    .. ..   . .i. ��� t. -.  A. '  and that British Columbia's ores are  much above the average.  In the newspaper above referred to  appears a prospectus for a gold property, situated in the MurchisOn district of Western Australia, wherein it  is stated tha.u taking the yield of  stone at two ounces to the ton, with a  20-stamp battery at work, the net  ���profit,- after deducting London management expenses, should exceed  1242,000 per annum���being equal say  to 33 per cent, on capital. From what  I have heard of the gold-bearing  quartz veins of British Columbia, two  shipment of about 100 tons, of pre from  ounces ner ton would' be a low esti-  these mines, which contained 20,per  cent of copper, and a value of ^300  ] er ton of silver and about $Tper toil  in gold. Assuming the copper to be  worth $1 per unit (a low value), we  have a total value of J324. per ton for  the Silver King ores, whereas the  Broken Hill ore shows for one week's  'working -only ��13.05 in silver and  i 3.15 in lead, giving a total value of  ��16.20 per ton, which'is rather higher  than the half-yearly average.  We inav therefore s'afclv assume  that the Silver King ore is worth 20  times that of the Broken J [ill, and if  lhe .shareholders of' the latter had  conducted their operations in British  Columbia instead of Australia, they  would have had 20 times r.hc profit,  or 837,074,400 for the half year, or  874,143,800 for the whole vear. This  seems rather a startling result to arrive at; we can hardly expect that if  the Silver King comes to be worked  in ate of their value. Br. Dawson, in  the report above referred to, also  points out that in various parts of the  world large profits have been made  in quartz crushing where the gold  was under half an ounce to the ton:-.  It would therefore appear that there  is also good prospect for investment  of capital in gold mines in this province.  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 cashable 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  ro uav  9  THREE FORKS, B. C.  Best   Furnished  Rooms  in the City.  T. NOEQUAY, Prop  At prices that do  not discord with the despondent-' price of silver. fr  Second-Year.-  THE   LEDGE.  Page 5  'i  E  K-  AMERICA.  JAS. MeHILLAN & Co.,  INCORPORATED.  e��-Write for Circular Giving Latest Market Prices,"fe  200-212-  FIRST  AVENUE  NORTH  Fair Selection; Immediate Returns.  Minneapolis,   Minnesota.  ^as-Make Us a Trial Shipment.-��^  ISTE3  Is the Metropolis of the  Slocan District, and  Realty Must Increase in Value.  For  CHOICE BUSINESS. AND RESIDENCE LOTS  /Investors will consult their own  Interests "by consulting  AMGXJS MeGILLIYERY,  ���New Denver, B. C.  A Provincial Want.  R. E. Gosnell, the Provincial Librarian at Victoria, is in urgent need  of copies of the Nakusp.Ledge,-of ?ros.  6 and 8, to complete his -_files. ���-Miy  Gosnell would also like to secure the  intermediate copies,of tliel^itfo Reporter, he having- the first three and  last issues. Parties forwarding', the  same to the Librarian will render a  great service to tlieir country.  WlfflEi  Kaslo, B. C.  IN    night.  Furnished Rooms.   Rooms, 25 cents a  Rooms with fire, 50 cent?.  A Serious Fall.  Georg-e Squires, a miner employed  at the Alpha, slipped and fell from  the tramway at that property, Sunday. He fell about 20 feet, lighting  with his back on a stone. His back  is quite seriously hurt, having had a  narrow escape from breaking his  spine. Squires was conveved to Silver ion, where he is received careful  attention. He, was subse^-ucntly,  brought up here.  Euiidine- Notes.  Nelson, B.C.  Merchant Tailor���  Full Line of Suitings and  Trouserings always on h and.  the '   : - ���'���:���: ������:'���'.  A. McGillivery   is   con ten,) plating  erecting ah office on Josephine street,  just north of Sixth,  E. A. Cameron has the contract for  bridging the gully, on Front street,  fronting Bourne Bros.' store,  X Gosson; is erecting a substantial  workshop and warehouse on the lake  shore, fronting the post office.  R. S. Wilson's tailor shop, on Six^h  street, is almost completed, and will  be ready for occupancy next week.  F. Pyman, jeweler, will erect a  building on his lot opposite Wilson's'  tailor shop, suitable.for a business  .stand and residence.  * A six-foot sidewalk has been laid  from-Sixth street to --.Shannon's block.  I: is to be continued to the church on  i;i��e side and Slocan avenue on the  other.  Mr. Davis, of Revelstoke arrived in  on Tuesday to take charge of R. S.  Wilson's tailoring establishment.  LELAND  Kaslo, B. 0.  HOUSE,  pONVENIENTLY situated to the steamhoat  \J landing-. The bar is one of the best appointed  in the Kootenay District.  JAMES DELANEY,  Lessee  SHERIFF'S SALE.  Province of Ilritish Columbia,    "1  NELSON. WEST KOOTENAY, -  To Wit: J  ]>Y virtue of a Warrant of Execution issued at  I) flic suit, of Charles E. Taylor, plaintiff,- and to  me directed ajrain-t the trood's and chattels of Wil.  liam A. Flayer.'do'fendaiit, I have seized and taken  in Execution all the right, title, share and interest  of said defendant in the. lollowin.y mineral claims,  to wit. Black Bird. "Manitoba,.- Gorman, .and'Nonpareil���all of ���which claims are situated in the Slocan Minin.tr Division, and recorded in the Mininsr  Recorder's Office at Ncav Denver.  All of which I shall expose for sale at the Court  House, Nelson, on the 2:5th dav of March, A.D.  185.0. at the hour of eleven o'clock in the forenoon.  Nelson, 11th March. lsr..*V.  ;������*���*        - WILLIAM P. R0BINTS0N,  Lej;Lty Sheriff.  Dealers  In    ���  GENEEAL  MEEGHANDISE,  NAKUSP.  B. 0��  N, D. MOORE, Pres.  R. McFERRAN, Sec'y  CONCENTRATOR, THREE FORKS, B. C.  : 0 :  g    and    miners5     Supplies.  Up Hay and Grain in Car Lots to the Trade.  Three Forks^ Be 0.  THIS, .First-Glass Hotel is now open for the accommocla-  - tion of the Public. Large "Rooms, Good Table; and  Reasonable Rates. Headquarters for Mining Fen. Stage  leaves the House every day for Jvaslo.  LOWES & CLAIR, Proprietors  u  NEW DENVER, B. ���.  DEALEESIH :  <> . ' \ ��� .    , ���        ���  Groceries,  Hardware  Boots and Shoes,  s re  filers and Pros  Postoffice and Money Order Office in Connection  53.    4  w --Mffl-rafAtW.S-3 -r*Xl?i'^  Page 6.  -THE   LEDGE.  Second Year  MINING RECORDS,  Recorded at'New ���Denver, for the week ending-  March 13, 18.95  TUANSFKHS.  Wm. Grady to Harry Sheran��� -J" in the Missing'  Link, on March 7.   Recorded March 7; amount $1.  Frank Nelson to John Oockel!���h in the Eikhorn  on March 0.   Recorded March 7; {(mount $2.  Flora J -Mulvev to .JolniJCockell���all interest in  'Pamlico and JielJ, ou Maivh 7. Recorded March 8  amount ��1.  A.C. Adams to C. T. Porter���1 in the Herbert  and Charlotte, on Oct. 2k Reeorded -March :'9;  amount.^jjo.  T.-J. Hawk to S. K. Green���ir20 in -the Noonday  and -Fourth of July, and 1 10 in Grey Eagle on  Fv-b. lo.   Recorded March f>; amount,$1.  S. K. Green to Byron N.White-:* in the 6rev  Eagle and \ each iu Noonday and Fourth of July,  ���on Feb. 20. -.Recorded March 9; amount,-si.  D. McRae, H. A. -Ross, T. Wall, J. C. Cre^s, and  Annie Wilson to J. A. J? inch���} in the Euruka No.  i-'A.ud Mineral Hill, on Feb. l'J.. Recorded March  ������'; amount, >:S,000.  George Wilson to J. Sutherland���h.in Monty on  March ii..-Recorded Marciell: amount,,$1;  T. Mulye'y. to F. Bourne���l-'J in Morning - Star,  on March 0.   Recorded March U; amount,;$2.  Geo. J. Atkins to J. A. Finch���AH interest in the  Eureka No. 2, Mineral. Hill and: Richmond,��� on  i eb. 8.   Recorded March 12.  R. Cooper toC, E. Fielding���J'' in Burlington  No.a*, on March iii; amount, $1..  C. E. Fielding to R. Cooper���h in Arlington No-  2, on -March 11.   Rsporded Marci 12\ amount,a?1.  ���'���';''��������� ''   \   ASSESSMENTS.   ' :',..'"  Fourth of July���Recorded Mf.re'i 7 by W. L.  Carr others, e    ,  a Pamlico and Bel!���Recorded March 7, by John  C.ckdl    ���     ."���.',.;'  Spokane���ReAorded March 11 "by. N. M .'Loan. ;  LEDGE CROPPINGS  The town lias been ruil of visitors  '..this-week.  Three Porks will celebrate'.��� Saint  Patrick's flay by a dance.  Vehicular-traffic between here and  the Porks has been stopped.  W. Tliomlinson, P. Ma, made a flying business trip to Nakusp Tuesday.  Several outsiders are making en-  quiries with a view to locating in this  '.town...- ���'   e  Heavy banks of clouds hid from  sight the eclipse of the moon Sunday  night.  McKay ���& Teasdale are getting out  a big order of bridge timber for the  C.P.R. '..:".. :  The first train through to the Forks  in almost two weeks passed up yesterday.  , There is talk of a club being organized here, if suitable .quarters can be  obtained.  The proposed masquerade ball in  aid of the *���band has been postponed  indefinitely.  The Windsor restaurant is to be reopened in a few days under new  ���management.  Divine services will be held at the  Fo:ks next Sunday morning, and  here in the evening.  The C.P.R. are building a much  better wharf, at Rosebery, for freight  and passenger business.  Barrister R, B. Kerr was called to  Revelstoke Tuesday, on legal business,    lie will be back next week.  Drugs, perfumery, and toilet articles can be procured at the Kaslo  Drug Co. 's store in Three Porks,   f  Numerous invirations have been  received in town for a ball at the  Madden House, Nakusp, on Monday  evening.  Al. Hoyt has some elegant oranges,  just in* Stationery and reading matter of ail kinds, at fair prices, always  in stock. t  Ca )t. Holden, of Three Forks, con  templates opening out*, a drug store  here, and moving his family in from  the coast.  J. Almoure, of the Balfour Trading  Co., came in this week, via Spokane  and Kaslo, from a lengthened stay on  the coast.  The sawmill across the lake has  resumed operations for the season,  under the management of Messrs.  McKay & Teasdale.  It is not likely that any jurors will  be''chosen from this end of the.district  for the April sitting of the County  Court at Nelson. Too much loss to  Uiose summoned is the reason.  For Sale or to Rent, Cheap���A five-  room ed frame cottage, in the town of  Nakusp.  , The house is well built and  conveniently   located.     For   terms,  apply to '-F- G*- Fauquier, Nakusp.  f  F. Pynmn, New Denver's witch-  maker and jeweller makes cleaning  and repairing watches a specialty,  tie visits Three Forks every Friday  to accommodate customers in that  town.  meShm    I  TJi8 Leafli  Front Street, Kaslo,  ,1/  DMii.  Men?s Fine Tweed Suits and Pants,  Cordiiroy Suits and  Pants, Heavy Woollen Goats and Pants, Heavy  Woollen  Underwear, Woollen Sox and  Mitts,  Buck   Gloves, Lined   Oyer-     ;  '  shoes. German Sox & Rubbers.  New Denver, B. C.  MANUFACTURERS OF ALL KINDS OF LUMBER  j.  Neil Mclnnes was married on Friday evening to Miss M.MuiTay. The  ceremony was-performed-' by the Rev.  Mr." Morderi, in the parlors of the Nelson Hotel, Nelson. Both formerly  lived here.  An excursion on  the Wm. Hunter,  to the foot of the lake, will be one of  the attractions for St. Patrick's'da,y.  The event will take plaice next Mon  clay and tickets for the round trip,  are only $1.  The first number' of the'Rossland  Miner, 'published . by John Houston &  Co., came to hand Tuesday. In appearance it is similar to that of the  defunct Slocan Times. It has a fair  advertising patronage and locks well.  Real estate is commencing to change  hands in town. -'On Saturday, A. Mc-  Gillivery sold R. B. Kerr a bunch  of fine residence lots, overlooking  Bigelow Bay. F. Pyman also purchased a lot on the upper end of Sixth  street.  1TAVIN& our own barge, we are -prepared to deliver  ���Ol' Lumber to any place on Slocan Lake. Special attention paid to Orders from Mining* Men.  Stores at  ��  ve:  S*��  CHARLES W. McAOT,  BARRISTER^&c,  MINING LAWS   A -SPECIALTY.  KASLO CITY. B. C.  L  ARROW LAKE,  IS now open for tile accommodation of AS'ue^ts.  Rates, SI.50 toSS.aO j)3i'day. Baths  2 5. cents-.each, or 5 for SI.   For  further  particulars >vrite to the proprietors.  DAWSON, CRADDOCK & Co  ay  FROM  Wholesale  IN  WINES,  Revelstoke,  L1QU0KS,  AND CIGAKS  -        B.C"  03  <  H.  >  ID  0  %  >  V  "&**** fy gjya<nrrffjy^at***3  :0  aura  *  Served  All  Hours.  Customers Served with the Best  the Local Market Affords,  STEGE & WINTER   PROPS  Application for Liquor License  \TOTICE is hereby iriven that Thirty days after  'iv date, I intend to apr.Iy to the Gold Commissioner for a License to sell Liquor*-? at Burton City,  West Kootenay district. s. E. ,IANUEL  -Nakusp, March 11,1SD5.  NOTICE.  AfOTICE is hereby given that Daniel Dunn lias  1\ no authority to rent or dispose of the House  formerly occupied by him on Broadway, Nakusp.  D. A-.-'McDOUGALD.-.  Nakusp, March 14,18*05.


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