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 M  ��� S     \  .'���'���"*��  ���^miiirralm iiini'%  %.  in Time the' Siocan Country Will be the Great  Silver Camp on Mother  Earth.  -&.<  ^Ml!!!!ll!l!l!l!H!I1!!lllr^-  ���j= ' Job Printing at This Office  = at   Prices In  Harmony  ���= With    the   fle'.ari'chply  = Condition of Silver.  ^iilllillilillllllliilllliliililllllliillliiillil^  Vol. II. No. 31.  NEW DENVER, B. C, MAY 2, 1895.  Price Ten Cents.  KASLO BREEZES.  Daily Life in the ".'Baby .City Microscopod  lor Our Readers.  The ���contracts on the railroad will  be   given   out in one and two mile  ���;. pieces..  Mesdames Taylor and Place have  .opened a, lodging house on Avenue A.  It is called the Vermont.  Another saloon is to be opened on  Avenue A, in the building tb'rmerly  occupied by Mike Mahoney.  Henry Blair, who was badly injured at the Pilot Bay smelter Ust winter, intends to sue for damages.  Curley Robinson is operating a restaurant at Burke, Idaho. He is accumulating a ba nk account, the first  in four years. !  David Kane and Miss May Milling-  ton were married  last .week.'   John  Moore and Miss Mabel  Kane formed  a matrimonial alliance on the same  "������day.' _',������'���'.'   ���  ". George Cleveland, a carpenter, who  ^ has spent several .years in this district, is supposed to have committed'  suicide. He hadbeeii drinking hard  lately and hoarded the Galena, at  Pilot Bay, last Friday, and when the  steamer arrived at La Frace's ranch,  nothing could be seen of Cleveland.  The "suppositfe^  overboard and ended his weary existence in the waters of the lake.  It looks as though the Kaslo .& Slocan Railway would develop into a  reality.    Guthrie, one of the contractors, is   in   town; the   surveyors   are  busy   running   lines,   and   the   two  scows will' be finished in ten days.   It  is stated that thenrst sod or rock will  be turned on this  staple article of  conversation this week.    It is not yet  known  what will be done with the  old depot.    The squatters who have  built cabins and houses  on the rail  , road land have received orders to vacate in  ten days.    In   consequence  there   is   considerable    excitement  ramongst the squatters, many of whom  have no money to purchase lots. One  of them said  he would not leave in  tie time given as lie   had three hens  s-ttrngv   He is  something like thc:  fallow in Idaho, who'.was sentenced  to a year's imprisonment, -but told the  judge'he could not do it, as he  had  two Claims and they would be jump  ed before his time would be up.    It  is stated that when all the squatters  are disposed of that the land will be  offered to lriaaufacuurers who desire  to locate in the city.    It is more likely that the company  will plat it and  put it on the market as a real estate  speculation.  worth, by E. L. Warner.  Iron Queen, Kaslo baj^ by John  Emdal.  Mabel, on 12 Mile creek, by E. A.  Bieleiiberg.  Boodler, on Goat creek* by Alex.  Craig-  Columbia Point, on Kootenay lake,  by W. Seaman.  A Y No. 2, on  Kootenay lake, by  0. E. Ballina-.  Little Jewel, on Kootenay lake, by  H. Y. Warner.  Belle   of the   Lake, on Kootenay  lake, by W. W. Warner.  >   Lake View, on Kootenay lake, by  D. F. Strobeck.. '.  The Gypsum, Kaslo bay, by ,S.  Millington.  Perfection, Kaslo wagon road, by  W. D. Pratt.  ��� I C, extension of Hector claim,   by  E. Becker ,     1  Three Thoughts,   extension of the  Union claim, by Arthur Goodenough.  Sunny Side, 3 mil s from Blue Bell,  by A. A. McMillan.  Terminus, on Coffee creek, by Joe  street. :���,:���'  Goldsmith, 2^-milets. irom Kaslo, by  J. Lynch. ������; y"y''..;...��� "'y. ,"-���;.  v Passen#*ers Complain.  HOME MANUFACTURES  Securing a Firm Footing* in tlie Sioean  Mining* Camp.  MINING NOTES,  Happening's    of    Interest  Treasure Vaults.  Among  the  ;; Frequent complaints are made by  passengers of the treatment accorded  them by the railway people at the  Wigwam. The former state that no  attempt is made to helptliem oh ;the  boat, no matter how dark the night  or dangerous the landing. Last week  about 20 passengers including ladies,  were shunted in the woods, and after  half an hour's unexplained delay,  they had to get aboard the boat as  best they could. Freight is consider  ed of more value than passengers.  More American Capital.  The B. C. Iron Works, of Vancouver, through their energetic representative, J. Findley, have secured a  good introduction into the mining  community of this section, and they  give promise of being able to live up  to it. After much patient labor, Mr.  Findley secured for his establishment;  the order for the equipment of the  Slocan Tramway Co.'s lines, which  are being built from the concentrator  at New Duiuth to the Idaho, Cumberland, ��� Ala mo, Ya ki ma, T wi n : La k es,  and Stl John mines Capt. Moore was  not aware t at the articles he required could be obtained in British Columbia, but; the Vancouver works have  bravely tackled; the undertaking.   ;  The tramway is being built on the  three rail principle, the .necessary  irons being 12-pound.ers. There wiil  be 60 tons in all, and these will be  imported. Six cars, of two tons capacity each, are being built in Vancouver to equip the road. These will  be extra strong and constructed on  .the. centre-dump principle. To control these, powerful friction brakes  Will be used. The main line of the  road will run up Howsori creek over  The tramway'from the Silver King  to Nelson is to be started at onc3.  The largest nugget of gold taken  out in the Lardeau during the winter  was worth $36.  , The B. C. Iron Works has received  an order from J. A. Finch for dump  cars and rails.  Water is flooding the shafts of sev-  era 1 of the Trail creek properties;  ^topping all work;  Chas. Rashdall left oh >[onday for  Cariboo creek, to locate a gold bonanza���if he finds one.  Dick and Walter Shea are at Trail  creek. They have a bond on twj  claims on Cariboo creek.  H. T. Twigg has completed the  survey of the Currie, preparatory to  applying for a crown grant.  .J. T. Nault will endeavor to interest Quebec capital in some, claims  owned by him on Eight Mile.  E. Thomas, of Three Forks, came  down Monday. He ��� purposes going  to the Yukon country shortly.  Strikes are being  made clown  the  quick  succession,  and each  one is described as a mammoth.  The following locations have been  recorded in Kaslo since March 1st:  Sunshine No. 2, on Kroa creek, by  J. R. liardie.  Little Pearl, near Ainsworth, by  W. W. Warner.  Wulffsohn, on Bear creek, by J. M.  Wulffsohn.  McCallum, in the Whitewater basin, by D. McCailum.  Silver Mountain, near Ainsworth,  by Ida C. Strobeck.  .buri Beam, two miles   from Ains-  S. K. Green, of Spokane, represent  ing considerable eastern capital, has  been in the Slocan during the week.  He is interested in the Slocan Boy,  adjoining the Washington. He has  refused $75,003 for the Boy, and wants  #100,103. The Washington people  have to get the Boy in order to work  their own. Mr. Green trusts in the  Slocan and will invest'as opportunity  offers. He has secured control of the  Victory and Con tin enta 1, two good  claims in the Idaho basin, and these  he will work extensively.  Trail for Ten Mile.  two  get a.  Bob Kirkwood and one or  others are struggling hard to  good trail for Ten Mile. They have  be mi there nearly a month and have  located an easy grade for the whole  distance it is purposed to go, about 8  or 10miles. The trail follows that of  the Kalispell for a mile, and for an  equal distance past that has been  grubbed out by Kirkwood aiid his  companions. The timber is light, bi t  the underbrush requires much grubbing. They are making the trail  wide enough for wagons and sleds,  and hope later on to get a Government grant towards the scheme. In  the meantime they invite ail parties  interested in Ten Mile to be with  them next Monday, May 6, when  work will be continued on the trail,  seen in the camp.  .10,000 feet, ancl then branches to the  .. .    .  mines.    In many cases the grade will  '^     in  ���be exceedingly acute,  just shaving  ;15 per cent. The cars will be worked    " Regular shipments of ore are being  on the gravitation principle,' one car made by the War Eagle, Le Roi a nd  going down with ore pulling up a  second; with supplies.    The cable' to  be used will be a two-inch, 17 strand,  extra fine steel. ���,  Great headway is being made with  the work, and Mr. Findley predicts  t~iat in two months' time the concentrator will be running again with full  supplies ot ore via the tramway. The  B.(J. Iron Works will extend their  capacity to manufacture all kinds of J Craig, resigned,  concentrator and general mining machinery. They are receiving much  encouragement irom the large mine-  owners, ana thev will soon be in a  position to meet all the requirements,  which ���will be heavy enough from  this section.  Josie, chief!y by way of Trail Landing. ''-..       ���'''    :'   "     '  It is current report in Spokane that  the War Eagle, Trail, has been sold  to the Kansas City Smelting Co. for  11,000,000.  Thos. Taylor, of Trout Lake, has  been gazetted mining recorder for the  Trout Lake mining division, vice A.  A. E. Humphreys, of Duiuth J president of the Alamo Mining Co., spent  four days last week in inspecting his  many interests in the Slocan.  Struck it Rick..  One of the first claims staked in the  country Was the Grey Eagle, adjoining the townsite'of Three Forks. It  was located in 1891, but afterwards  thrown up. Wharton Bros, and other  Spokane people took hold of it and  for two years have kept up the assessments. J. McKinnon and J. Ward  have been developing the Eagle this  year, and last week tumbled on to  something good, They were midfeet'on a tunnel and then drove an  incline in six feet further when they  struck the ledge matter and for three  days they have been following a narrow pay streak, which varies from  two to 10 inches. This is extra* high  grade, carrying bromide and native  silver, and assaying between 3,000  and 4,003 ounces. The boys came  down Sunday for more powder and  brought samples of the rock with  them, which may be seen at the Newmarket.    It is as pretty as anything  Several Vancouver men of means  'will-pay long visits to this district in  a month or two. They will be prepared to invest heavily in mining  properties.  Mitchell Bros.,, of Hillyard, have  contracted with the '.War Eagle people, Trail, to handle 25 tons of ore a  day, for six months. Northport is the  objective point.  McLeod* and McClements, who have  been developing a claim, staked by  them close to Rosebery, a short time,  ago, have refused an offer of SI, COO  cash for their, property. '���'������������'  J. A. Finch came in Monday from  Spokane and Trail creek. tie says  the mining industry has brightened  up everywhere, and that there is an  air of confidence abroad.  Bob Kirkwood and Jack McKinnon  have made two promising locations  on Ten Mile. One is two miles from  the lake and the other about seven,  the latter being opposite the Enterprise group. Both are dry ore propositions, with a surface showing of  three feet of ledge matter. Pag-e 2  THE   LEDGE.  Second Year  He  Q-^Q&>  Published every Thursday.  R.     T.    LOWER1,    EDITOR    AND1  '  yFI.NANC.IER.,"  SUBSCRIPTION HATES:  ��NK YEAR .. '.'���.  ............ ���... .$2.00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first insertion,10 cents per line subsequent insertions,  n on pareil 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 copy in while it  ?<* hot, and we will do the rest.  THURSDAY, MAY 2, 1895.  Tho carroty is the only vegetable  that does not contain alcohol. This  speaks well for the carrot and it  should be recognized by all temper-  ance people.  Spring is here in all the bright  flush of young nature, and yet the  spring poet has hot yet made his appearance in this community/0 This is  one of the blessings we are thankful  for. , It has been our good fortune  never to have received any amaceur  poetry; since we crossed the divide  and turned this journal loose in the  Slocam     ,- y ���/>���������', v*^*..'- ��� '���' '*.' ������."':".���.".������.���'.  There are 69 elements in the earth  and osmium is the hardest and heaviest of them all. It looks like gold  and is more than double the weight  of lead. Until last year it was always considered infusible, but electricity was brou ght to bear upon it,  and chemists now do something with  it.: .Being one of the most difficult  minerals to find, 'it, might some day  take the place of gold as a standard  for money. ;  We have been asked on an average  ten times a day for many months  past if the Kaslo .& Slocan Railway  would be built, The subject has become so monotonous that we have  grown weary of speaking about it.  We have been assured by parties  connected ivith the enterprise that  the road would be built and complet-  ed to Sandon this year. We hope  this is a fact, as it will have a tendency to decrease insanity in the  community.  In order to do away with the separate school question in Canada, the  people should take a lesson froin  Minnesota. In that State a law has  been passed, making it an offence to  teach any religion in the public  schools, or even to hold school in a  building that is used as a church on  Sundays. This is as its*should be,and  the sooner the Canadians adopt this  course the sooner will the sorry spectacle disappear of Tories and Grits  toadying to catch the Orange or Catholic vote.  Annexationists will not relish Sir  Mackenzie Bowell's comments upon  the motion passed .'by; the New York  State Legislature last week, favoring  the   iDolitical   union   of the   United  States and Canada. He said: It is  only demagogues and irresponsible'  vandals like Mr. O'Grady [one of the  chief pushers of the ��� motion] that ���<attempt to create hard feeling between  the two countries. Every Canadian  knows there is ;no annexation sentiment in this country, because we believe we are better off than the Americans. We have passed through  the financial crisis better than they.  We have a more reliable banking  system. We have no negro problems  and we have no anarchists or bomb-  throwers. We have a responsible  government; they have not. If the  Canadians lose confidence in the  Government of which I am the head,  we can be put out of power in a moment. Cleveland governs four years  and cannot be displaced except by  process, never resorted to successfully  Besides all this we are Britishers, and  we intend, I think, to remain so.  A Mammoth Ledge.  E. Shannon, A. McGillivery and A.  Brindle located a claim last week on  the,same ledge as two in which J. T.  Nault is interested in on Eight Mile.  The ledge is . almost pure white  quartz and 150 feet wide. It parallels  the lake due north from Eight Mile,  about one mile back from the shore  and high up. The party traced it  for two miles, when it finally dipped  and was lost sight of near the Galena  Farm. On Nault's claim two tunnels  have - been run, one 40 feet and the  other 10 feet of a crosscut- farther  down. In this the paystreak was  found. Assays show the ore to run,  from 300 to 1,700 ounces in silver.  Back From the Coast.  Si T. Walker, the well known mining expert, returned Friday from the  coast, after a winter's outing. He  says that although the people on the  ^oast were*taking very little interest,  in the Kootenay country last fall, they  now seem to be awakening up to the  importance of the mining interests of  this district. He feels Certain that  many capitalists will soon turn their  attention this way. Mr. -Walker  suggests that- those prospectors who  hold locations should get, on them as  early. as possible and make good  showings, as in the near future any  fine prospects may be disposed of  easily. Mr. Walker will spend the  summer in the Slocan, centring in  New Denver.  Spr  inger Loses His Case.  Of the several cases tried at the recent session of the County Court at  Nelson, that of Wren vs. Springer  was the most important, as it demonstrated how binding a verbal agreement with an agent becomes. Some  months ago Wm. Springer gave TV  Wren verbal authority to sell the No.  1, on Trail creek, for $1,000 net, the  latter to retain as commission all he  could get. Springer afterwards repented his agreement, and when  Wren negotiated a sale at the figure  named, the former declined to acknowledge it, as subsequent developments  in the camp had materially increased  he value of the mine. Wren brought  suit to make the agreement valid and  Judge Spinks decided in his favor.  The case will be appealed.  t Seals k Gill,  EOSSLAND, B. C.  AUR Stage Line meets all Boats arriving* at Trail  V    Landing.  18 E. C. Mil MUSiC  Dealers in  Pianos,  Organs,  Musicians'   Supplies, Sewing Machines, and  Supplies.  SPOKANE,      ������;-���..:''''-���'     .WASH.  JOHN W. GRAHAM &   Go~  WHOLESALE  Books, Stationery, Office Supplies,  and Wall Paper.  Great Eastex*n Block.  SPOKANE, WASH.  STANLEY    HOUSE,  NELSON, B. C.  BEST Rooms and Board in the City.   Hot and  Cold Water.   Bath Room for tlie use of the  Guests.   Rates reasonable.  MRS. McDONALD, Prop  New Denver, B. C.  T>OOTS and Shoes made to order.   First-class  work.   Imperial Calf for fine shoes.   French  Goods specially adapted for Miners' and Prospectors' use.   Goods warranted not to rip for one year  Nakusp & Slocan Railway  TIj^jH   OARD.  IN EFFECT AP31L 5TH, 1895.  TRAIN LEAVES  NAKUSP '���" THREE PORKS  Sundays at 8 o 'clock Mondays at 13 o 'clock  ^Tuesdays Wednesdays     "  Thursdays     " Thursdays "  ������'Fridays     . . ..   Saturdays "  J Train leaves on arrival of boat from Wigwam  .Close.connection made with the Columbia river  boats for all points north and south.  Thisschedule is subject to change at any time  without notice.  For further information apply to  J. S. LAWRENCE,  , Trainmaster  Nakusp, B.C.  Steam Nav. Co., Ltd.  TIMIEI O^.K,3D 3STO. 5.  In Effect Wednesday, Aug. 29,1894.  Take in Monday's excursion.  KASLO ROUTI  Leave Nelson:  Monday at 4 p.m.  Tuesday at 4 p.m.  Wednesday at 5:40 p.m.  Thursday at 4 p.m.  Friday at 4 p.m.  Saturday at 5:40 p.m.  -STR. NELSON.  Leave Kaslo:  Sunday at 8 a.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 ticket--", rates etc., apply at the Company's offices, Nelson, B.C.  ��� T, ALLAN, Sec'y ' J. W. TROUP,  Nelson  B. C. Manager  ARROW LAKE,  IS now open for tte accommodation of guests.  Rates, Sl.SO to 182.50 per day. Baths  25 cents each, or 5 for Ml.   For further  particulars write to the proprietors.  DAWSON; CRADDOCK & Co  oKajiB Ealls & Nortliern  RAILWAY.  Nelson & Fort Sheppard  RAILWAY.  ALL     RAIL    ROUTE     TO    SPOKANE  The onlv through route from Nelson, Kaslo,  Kootenay Lake and all Slocan  Poirts.  Daily   (Except   Sunday)    Between  Spokane and Northport.  Tri-Weekly Between Northport and  Nelson.  Leave 8:43 a.m.      LNE LSON.       Arrive 5:40 p.m  Mondays. Wednesdays, Fridays, trains will run  through to Spokane,arriving same day. Returning  passengers will leave Spokane at 7 a.m. Tuesdays,  Thursdavs,Saturdays,arriving at Nelson at 5:40 n.  m., same day, making close connection with the  steamer Nelson for Kaslo and air Kootenay lake  points  Passengers for Kettle River' and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with stage on Mondays,  and Wednesdays, Thursdays and  Fridays,  Passengers for Trail Creek mines connect ac  Northport wi th  stage daily.  The Quickest"  .Cheapest .Route  or  Steamer leaves Nakusp every Thursday and Sunday morning', making close connection at Revelstoke  with trains for all points East or  West.  Before you travel get information from  C. P. R. Agents as to time-and  rates. It will save you money.  Apply to nearest Railway A^ent  or to  District Passenger Agent,  Vancouver Second Year.  THE JjEDGE.  Page 3'  GOSUR  D'ALENE NUGGETS.  Prospected^ for the Benefit of Former  .'Residents of that Camp.       : & 9  $  WARDNER.  ��� ���' '/y ..������������..  The Miners' Union is dying,*': the  chief trouble being- a disaffection ot  the members.  The corner stone of the new Saint  Peter's Episcopal church was laid on  Wednesday, with much ceremony,-'  and before a big crowd.  A couple of members have been  fired from the Miners' Union this  week because they had joined the A.  P. A.    Other cases are pending.  Charles Feehan and wife have gone  to Murray to reside for the summer.  Feehan has some mining properties  near there and he'will have them developed. ..',.*'..  Little progress has been made in  the Banker Hill and Sullivan difficulty.. The business men held a  meeting Friday night,and considered  the recent proposition made by the  company. A statement wasp>repared  ,and signed to the effecy that the company had a;right to;,suit themselves'  iu the rumiing of their property.  ���-..��������� WALLACE     .  Tiie Northern Pacific are making  heavy repairs to. their road: along  Canyon creek.  H. R. Allen is erecting a five-roomed cottage on the lot adjoining A. J3.  Campbell's residence.  John Gonley, blacksmith, was 'admitted* to., the. hospital Monday,' suffer-*  ing from a badly sprained ''-ankle.  The business men of Gem feel much  encouraged, at*; the outlook for the  summer. , The Gem and Frisco will  put on more men.  ��� At the Sisters' hospital nine patients  were received and ; six discharged  during the week, tiie latter being J.Forrest, J. Wilson, B. Manrick, M.  Sullivan. A. Kersomo, and J.O'Brien,  all of Burke.  This week  work  was commenced  on the 3,000-foot double track tunnel,  which   is  to, tap tlie Standard and.,  Mammoth properties. It is understood ,  that these companies have combined j henry dawes,  to drive the tunnel in to tap both the Agent.;  .mines mentioned, to - be used jointly.   ^^^ ~  It is .being started just below  the    ��  ��*��fh  Standard "tramway.    Two machines  will operate in the face of the tunnel,  and about 20 men, will be employed I. T-Wf-*^ %  on the work.    Both mines are excel- j U%���JLi  lent properties and  the undertaking  is a sign of the prospects.  gjqg^-^jp-fl*^***^ w�� w mgw wi�� ,i i ��� '���wta*a  Headquarters of the  Nakusp & Slocan. Railway.  THE GATEWAY OF THE FAMOUS SLOGAN MINES.  SUPPLY PdlNT'.TO THE RICH CARIBOO GREEK CAMP.  GOLD, SILVER, AND MIGA MINES CLOSE AT HAND,  Ukju  T  Tor Prices of Desirable Property and Particulars, Apply To  Agents for  the Nakusp Lund and Improvement Company,  :    TREET-   \-:?::./:l^ B. C  ifl  o-lrn"-'  uilttl .Lap'.  (Works at Kaslo,' B. Ol)  Foot of Hendryx Street  Nelson.  A full stock of dumber,  rough and dressed, laths,  shingles, sash,doors,mould -  ings, etc. Clear aud dry  fir flooring and petting.' for  sale at lowest prices.  II  '$  *yrsi it&t  Proprietor  AROHND THE STAT3.  Spring showings are excellent for  a heavy-.crop-.of fruit throughout the  State. ,  There is not a single vacant house  in the city ..of Boise, an unparalleled  circumstance.  Wm. Farrell, living on a ranch  ���near'Gem, was'killed Thursday b\r a  man named-Farrell.  Idaho Falls will build three new  churches this suiimier���Illethodist,  Episcopalian and Mormon.   .  Capt.   DeLamar has invented an  im pro v ed cyan id e process, . w hie h h e  will tes; at the mill recently built oil  .,, ,t ,,0,  the Monitor ancl Jim Crow gold mines J Fioonmr, t & g.-o "  at Ferguson, Nevada. *   vjcltceiiin^'''  The .mica mines near Potlatch are r<?,/-11c."*'?tICj  being thoroughly developed, one hor- sScSiDressed  izontal tunnel having been driven in  50 feet.    Samples of the mica taken  out have been pronounced first-class.  ��  JSL  5 .��� ���'! AVINGr placed some new  If***��.       y.r       1   ���   ' ��� :   im'  I g ��� j>Iachinery in our Mill,  we are prepared to. furnish  all. lands of Eough and;Dressed Lumber ard Shingles at  oTeaily reduced Prices.  %ji  j&uA  NAKUSP,  B. 0.  I'A  &.wy  o  T^<  mi  ���Is  Cp ft  i  .fc'JC  And* All .Mining -Snppli  PSIOE LIST  Xvoue**h Lumber, linn'ow,  " *���*. -wide,    .  Joist awl Seantlhig', sized up to  IS foet I-jiig*.  18'-to 24'  ���910 00  311 00 to $12 00  ���<J1 00  $12'00  ��13 00  $20 00  $22 00  $22 00  $V.) 00  811 00  613 00  Full Stock on Hand, y Branch Store at Thret  Forks.  THE  HOUSE,  Kaslo, B. 0.  A liberal di-count on large orders for Cash,  ���PETER- GENELLE & Co.  nON'VENTENTLY -'situated to tlie steamboat  y landing. The bar is one of tlie. best appointed  in the Kootenay District.  JAMES DELANEY,  Lessee  D  Wh  iidJl&iloitiiliui  Notice to the Public.  QTAOES  Leave Kudo   and   Three Forks,'for  L>   either place, ever:** inorn.-n^* at ��s o'clock;,.  Satisfaction  is   Guaranteed,  A. J. SCOT1  M'lna^er. Page 4.  THE LEDGE,  Second Year  GEMS   GALORE.  A Precious Discovery Made by Miners in  Montana.  There has recently been found in  "Montana, a gem", field' that is destined  to eclipse anything in this line ever  before  discovered   on   the  western  hemisphere.   The whereabouts of the  discovery is kept a profound secret,  from the fact that the owners are desirous of preventing a stampede to  the spot, since a stampede could avail  nothing, as the country has been lo-  ca ted for miles around the discovery.  These gems are the genuine Oriental  sapphire, are of a beautiful blue color,  ���have-a-- most wonderful lustre,and cut  most beautifully.  When   specimens   of these   gems  were sent to Helena to be cut,   the  jeweler, supposing that the discoverers were^not aware of the nature of  their find, sent out a party to try and  secure the property, but the fortunate  discoverers by  an accident became  aware of the' value  of their find in  time not to dispose of it  for a trifle.  Ere the midsummer has come the  whereabouts of this wonderful  sapphire field will  probably be made  known and  the  stones   brought   to  market.   . One remarkable part of the  discovery is that the gems, which are  exceedingly beautiful, are found in  large quantities,  although they do  not compare in size with the less val:  uable=products of the gem fields of  Canyon Ferry and Eldorado bar.  CHARLES W. McANN,     n. d. moore, Pres.  R. McFERRAN, Sec'v  BARRISTER, &c,  MINING LAWS   A   SPECIALTY.  KASLO CITY, B. C.  lAT NORTHERN HOTEL  Kaslo, B. C.  CONCENTRATOR, THREE FORKS, B. C.  "VTICELY Furnished Rooms.   Rooms, 25 cents a  lv   niyht.   Rooms with fire, 50. cents.  IDBISTTIST  Mining    an d    ::JMnersyf    Supplies  ��rW? Hay and Grain in Gar Lots to the Trade.  KASLO;  B.C.  French. Money lor Cariboo.  Baron Rene de Batz, of Paris, a  mining engineer, who has had considerable experience in the United  States, left Vancouver recently for  Cariboo. He will thoroughly examine, the gravel deposits in the interests  of wealthy French capitalists. J. M.  Buxton, of Vancouver, will assist the  Baron in his explorations.  _ ���O- ; ;   Alaskan Prices.  In a letter to the Everett Herald  from Forty Mile, one of the famous  mining camps of the Yukon country,  Alaska, a correspondent gives the  following quotations on merchandise  prevailing there: Flour, $8 per sack;  bacon, 40 cents per pound; beans, 10  cents per pound; dried fruits, 30 cents;  sugar, 25 cents; tea, $1.25; coffee, 50  cents; tomatoes, cabbage, corn, etc.,  about $8 per case; butter, 60 cents a  pound; rubber hoots, $10 to $12 per  pair; shovels, $2.50; picks, $6 to |8;  sleds cost from'$17 to $25; sheet iron  stoves, C30-;1 coal.oil, ��1.25 per gallon.  B..C. Iron Works.  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago.  Office: Over Byers'Hardware store.  M. W. BRUNEft, M. D.,  Physician and Surgeon.  Three Forks,       -      B.C.  A   FULL Line of Drugs and Prescription Reme-  xL   dies keiifc,on hand.  Dissolution of Partnership.]!  NOTICE is hereby given that the partnership  heretofore existing between W. R. Hart and  T. F. Jcffers, doing an hotel business under the  tirm name of Hart & Jeffers, at Silverton, B. C.,  has this day been dissolved by mutual consent. Ah  accounts must be presented 'to W. R. Hart for settlement.    .  W.R.HART,  ���\-v=i*. T. F. JEFFERS  Dated at Silverton, B. C.,this 28th day of March,  1895.   ..���;:. .���������;���'���-' '..*.. '   *.  DOCTOR  J. F. B.ROQERS,  KASLO, B. C.      ,  Graduate of Trinity University, Toronto.    Member of college Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario.  THREE   FORKS,   B.  G.  -r : .o :  THIS Hotel, under new management, is cne of the best in  the country. The Rooms are comfortable and the  Dining Room contains the best the market affords. Don't  miss it when you go to the Forks.  LOWES & CLAIR, Proprietors  Wholesale Produce Merchants,  131 WATER STREET,  VANCOUVER, B; G  : o :  E handle Dried Fruits,  Fresh   Fruits, Butter, Eggs,  Gheese, Bacon, Hams, and Lard.  O0    %t/��  Vancouver, B.'.C.  THREE FORKS, B.C.  Mining Machinery and Supplies.  General Machinery for Reduction Works.  Pipe Fittings, Belting, Oils, Etc., Etc.  Tram Lines Complete with Brakes,  Oars, Rails, and All Other Requisites  CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED.  The annual meeting of the B.C.  Iron Works ot Vancouver was held at  that city at the beginning of April.  Notwithstanding the commercial depression which lias prevailed during  the past year, the report of the directors showed that the amount of work  handled was 13 per cent, greater  'than in any previous year. Considerable additions have been made to  the company's plant, while it is in  Best   Furnished  Rooms  in the City.  T. NOXfcQUAY, Prop  js^cxae*  "oses ���^roxjsEa.  tended to put  1.1.1      111VJP.  e machinery so  as to afford ample facilities to meet  the increased demand for mining and  other heavy machinery. After providing" for bad and doubtful debts,  the depreciation in plant and machinery, and setting aside the sum of  ��4,000 to the reserve, a dividend of  7 per cent, was declared on both the  preference and ordinary shares.  KASLO CITY.  B.C.  The only practical Watchmaker in  the Kootenay District. Orders by  mail receive prompt attention  ALL WORK GUARANTEED.  Goods "bought rig-lit out;   no commission charged. .  Fair selection; immediate returns, f  Snipping* tag*s furnished free upon ;  request. *\  There is ISO HTJTY on Purs or any i  other goods we handle.  ff^    j-gf-Write for Circular giving Ship-  3 ping* Directions and X.ATB3T MAS-  SEE1 FBZCES.  !AH HOUSE: {  Incorporated.*  200-212 First Avenue North,  a  branches:  HELENA, MONT.       CHICAGO, ILL'       VICTORIA, B. C  "���jr. Cooke & Bozemaa Sts.   .  128HkMganSt.  g9 langley St  WINNIPEG, MAN.  178 Princess St. Second Year.  THE   LEDGE.  >��  re*  5  ���LOCAL'ASSAYS.  Little   TwIiQlclers    Crowrtcd    Out  From  Tlieir Accustomed Nook.  Jap King is visiting Cariboo creek.  , Carjcri'ter creek is rising rapidly,  as is also the lake.  Th e new boa t now und er constrnc-  t-ion at /Nakusp, will be finished in  August, y *      .   ..  The run from Nelson toTtobson, on  the C. & K. Ti,:, is now made in 90  minutes'.  1 A sparsely attended but enjoyable  dance was '.'held in Shannon's hall on  Friday evening.  ; J. T. Nault and;; wife, of Rosebery,  went east; Saturday on a visit to  friends m Quebec.  Black & McLennan purchased another dot" this; Aveek, it being on the  east side' of the '.Archer building,, on  Sixth street.;       -; ���'.-...  L. R. Johnson, master mechanic of  the O.P. R at Vancouver, and Pa 3--  master Wilgress came out- to Three  Forks Friday, i  * George'Alexander will put the A1-"  lierta, formerly the State oi Idaho, on  tlie Bonner's Ferry route in a few  days. Capt. Hay ward will be in  command.;  y The steamer Lytton is taxed to the  iitiriost capacity to handle the business on the Columbia river. At pres-  ' ent it cannot1 take the ore fast enough  away from Trail. ...  The Nelson hotels had a boom during the sitting of, the* County;Court;  If it was not for the Government of:  iices and the banks, Nelson would be  as quiet as a  cemetery at  midnight.  interested in. He has abunda nt faith  in the Slocan. New Denver will be  his headquarters. ��� '  Jiosebevy Excited.  Rosebery has been wild with excitement this week over a couple of  mineral locations made there. Both  are within.h/ilf a mile of the townsite  aid give evidences of being valuable.  One was made by P. Gallagher, section foreman, on the line of the railway.;���'; It is a formation similar" to  that in the Mollie Hughes, dry ore  carrying gold. The other was made  by a party headed by A. McDonald.  They found stringers of mineral and  /traced them till "they converged into  a well-defined ledge, seven feet in  width. In character y the ledge matter is similar to that of the Silver  King, on Toad mountain, there being  a heavy���; showing of copper. Three  men will develop the prospect.  iJSTew  Denver, IB. O  Mystery Solved.  Boa Ton Title Held Good.  After three years of litigation the  title to the Bon Ton mine bids fair to  be settled for all time. This property  is owned by Adams, Brandon and  Adams. Eciiams, et a 1, claimed prior  location, fraud in getting title, and  ��sked for damages. The case was  given to the jury at the Coiirity Court,  Nelson, and in 10 minutes a verdict  was brought in for the defendants.  Plaintiffs talk of appealing, but it is  not thought thev will.  The, mysterious fire across the- lake,  which has been burning since last  July, has been discovered. It had  been burning; brightly during the  week, and Friday night A. Mclnnes,  J. Marino, and a third party started  for the spot, followed ndxt day by A.  McGillivery and A. Stewart. The  two last turned back before they got  up. Mclnnes' party,1 however,solved  the mystery. Away up in the snow  line they found a grove of big trees,  which had been blistered by the fires  of last July. On exa mination these  were found to be hollow, the entire  heaxt having.been burned ou*. Passing beneath a big stump, which was  a bout-40 feet high; they noticed puffs  of smoke ' issuing forth from the top,  caused by the wind . entering, at the  roots.. No other trace of fire could be  located elsewhere. This large resinous stump must have been the cause  of all this mystery; strange though.it  may seem.  Cliristiaai ���Endeavor Convention.  The programme for the Christian  Endeavor Convention at Victoria next  month, has been arranged- and includes many features of interest to  Endeavorers. Rev. Dr. Clark,.. of  Boston, will deliver two addresses.  J. C. Brown,*' of New Westminster,  will speak on "Good-Citizenship,"and  Rev. Coverdale Watson, of Vancouver, on "The Pledge." Other prom  inent clergymen and laymen will  take part in the exercises. There  will be a large attendance.  From Fis3ii:i&* to Mininc:.  Among the passengers in by Friday's boat were T. Sherman and  wife, of Vancouver, who came up in  company .with S. T. Walker. Ii; is  their fir's; visit to the Slocan. Mrs.  Sherman is in poor health and has  come here to spend the summer in the  hope of regaining strength.".. Mr.  Sherman is president of tlie Fisherman's Canning Co., of Port Guichon,  on the Fraser river, below New  Westminster. He has decided to turn  his attention-to. mining this summer  and v.'ill develop some claims he is  i..|a' o  SOLICITOR and Notary Public.  Mew Denver, B; G  ��  our?.Eis  DOCTOR  PHYSICIAN  AND  New Denver,  SURGEON.  B. C  Certmcate  of Improvements,  NOTICE..  pUERIE���Mineral Claim.--Situate in the. Slocan  \.i Mining Division of West Kootenay District  Where: located: South iside of Gold creek, Slocan  lake.  Take Notice that I, Heibert T. Twigg, as agent  for Janice H. CunSe, free miner's certificate No.  iM.oi'O, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  a!ii'ly to I lie Gold Commissioner for a certificate  of improvement-. f< r the pur; io.*?e of obtaining a  Ci*"vvn Grant of tie above claim.  And funhoi* take notice thatad verse claims mu-^t  J..e c nt to the G-.Ad Commissioner and action eoni-  nienctd before ihe issuance of such certificate of  imyr^venients.  Dated this -first day of May, 1805.  Every tiling in First Glass Order.  Meals Served at all Hours.  Best of Attention to Customers.  JACOBSOH & Co  NEW.DENVER, R C.  JLw^JtOLjbaM&n^.A.,mm.fl^h^...?lmJL.   \    Amu?       -JL mL/S3 ���  A.  J  li  rocenes.  toots and Shoes,  ired by  iners and 'Prospectors.  Connection  Three Forks, B. C.  HAS the only Billiard and Pool. Table in the  ��� Slocan. Choice lines of Cigars, Tobaccos and  Fruit*: The Barber Shop in connection is the best  equipped-iri the District.  cmgw nairey,  ft VJ0*~S��  VANCOUVER, B. C,  Mining Engineer,  Analytical Chemist, and  Assayer.  Assay Office and .Metallurgical "Works.  hi  KSE  |]��  9  Revelstoke, B. C  Analytical   Chemist and  Assayer.  Nelson, B..C.  ��&.  Full Line of .'Suitings and  Trouserings always on hand.  LAND  REGISTRY   ACT  OT "SO. BLOCK 24, KASLf) GiTV  (MAP 393)  WHEREAS the certificate of title of R. T. Low-  VY ery to tlie above hereditaments, bearing- date  the 17th dav of May, 1.S9H, has been lost cr destroyed, andapplication has been made for a Duplicate  of such Certificate,  NOTICE is hereby given that such Certificate  will be issued umess cause be shown  to the eon  frary. in writing, within one month of the date  hereof.  S. Y. YTOOTTON,  Deputy Registrar General  Land Registry Office, Victoria, 25th April, I-Sltf.  ORE   of  ony   kind   assayed.;    Nickel   Ore  a  Specialty.  Trs  -GO '1*0-  R. S. WILSON,  ���TIIE-  SLOGAN TAILOR  Sixth street, NewDenver.  T A TEST Styles perfect fit. Fine English tweeds  Ju and Worsteds. Latest designs iu'fancy imported panting** and summer overcoatings.  Fox's English Serges  and the celebrated Tyke,  serges;aIways kept in stock.  Fancy Vestings, etc., etc. Page 6.  THE   LEDGE.  Second Year  MINING RECORDS,  Recorded at New Denver, for the week ending  May 1, 1895  TRANSFERS.  P. Cunningham to T. Wall���4 in Banshee, on  March 21.   Recorded April 25; amount, $1.  D. MacLeod to Alex. Stewart��� �� 'in Iron Horse,  on April 8.   Recorded April 25; amount, $1.  F. Fuller to M. A. Wright���J in the D'ollie Var-  den and Archie, on April 27. Recorded May l;  j mount, ��250.  H. Dilley to S. K. Green����� in the Hampton, on  A[*)ril20.   Recorded May 1; amount, ��i.  J, W. Lowe*} to S. K. Green���All interest in the  Hampton, on September 10.   Recorded on May 1;  ���amount,*?!.  C. Bowen to S. K. Green���V in the Morning on  A; ril 25.   Recorded May 1; amount, $1.  T. W. Litster to J...A. Caldwell����� in Chambers,  Wellington, Eureka, and Jay Gould, on March 5'  x.ecoracd Mav l; amount, (51.  LOCATIONS.  Lottery���Adjoining Roulette, on"north fork of  Car] enter creek, on April 24, by W. L. Carruthers  Mountain Ring", head of Sloe an . lake, on Apri*  27, by S. Johnson.  Silver King���Extension of Mountain King, on  April27, by F. Juimsoii.. ���  ..��� Bester��� Adjoining Iron Horse, on Slocan Lake,  on April 29, by J. Currie. ���'.-,..  Premier���Quarter mile south of concentrator, on  Howson creek, on April 29, by MR. W. Rath-  liourrie. '��� 'y.  Calumet���On Ten Mile, oh April 29, by A.Tunks  United Empire���Nortli side of Ten Mile, on  April 20, by A.Tunks. y  Kate���Adjoining tlie Currie, on April 30, by W.  Anderson. '���������������'-,. '  Centre Star No. 4~On Springer creek, on April,  30,;by,W;R. Clement.  Belfast���Two miles west of Three Forks, on  May 1, by H. Hill.  Trilby���Near Bear Lake, on May 1, by Lane  Keith.   -,"��� ���;.-,, " .-.   .  LEDGE DROPPINGS  Don't forget Monday's excursion.  Wild strawberries are in bloom on  the sidelnlls.  The new organ for the ..church has  arrived from Ontario.  Mrs. Matheson is slowly recovering  irom her recent illness.   "  Considerable building is going on  at Revelstoke Station.  Kaslo people will celebrate the  24^h -with great fervor.  H. C. Thoinlinson has been appointed leader of the band.  Dr. Bruner, of Three Forks, has  gone to Spokane for a few days.  Mr. and Mrs. Reider left Monday  to take up their residence in Nakusp.  The contract for the new school-  house 'as Nakusp will be let on Saturday.  W. R. Will returned Monday from  a prolonged stay in the Trail creek  country.  Dr. Brouse is working hard on his  hospital scheme,- with every prospect  of success.  F. Richardson returned from a six  weeks' trip' to Eastern Canadian  points on Tuesday.  J. Doran, traveler for a Montreal  firm of gents' furnishers, was sizing  up the metropolis last week.  Tlie Newmarket will have one of  their popular chicken dinners next  Sunday.    Everybody come.  J. Cummings has purchased Wm.  Hart's lot on the Avest side of the  Archer building, Sixth street  Next Sabbath afternoon the annual  meeting for the election of officers for  the Sunday school will be held:  J. D. Graham has been .erazetted  Government agent at Revelstoke,  vice J. Kirkup, transferred to Rossland.  Al. Hoyt has some elegant fruits,  just in.    Stationery and reading mat  ter of all kinds, at fair prices, always  in stock. f  P. E. Butchart, of Calgary, representing the North American Life Assurance Co, , is starring through the  district.  The good folk of Silverton are preparing a warm reception for those  who attend the band boys' excursion  Monday night.  Dr. Brouse is safely installed in the  Will building. He has had an electric night bell put in for the convenience of those desiring his services.  H N. Coursier says the Revelstoke  townsite dispute has been settled, A.  S. Farwell being the winner. Both  his and t he Dominion's titles issued  hold good. *.f-,':  The P. C. Iron Works, ot Vancor-  yer, have the contract for making the  hpavy repairs to the old Columbia  machinery, which is to be placed in  the steamer now building at Nakusp.  A committee has in hand the preparation of a programme of sports for  the Queen's birthday celebration.  The event will be a memorable one,  arid a big crowd ..will certainly be  here. - ���'���*.>���.;��� .,*"'     ,: ; '>���":;'"':;  F. Pymaiv 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.   y ���.���''/��� .    ���*. ' ':���;���' f V.  Messrs. Freeze and Dick, of Calgary, arrived in Tuesday. The former is looking after his business in  terests here, while Mr. Dick is thinking of establishing an assay office at  Burton City.        ; , ���  li. N. Coursier, one of Revejstoke's  big merchants, is drumming up orders for his house throughout the district. He was in New Denver on  Tuesday and did enough business to  make him happy.  The C.P.R. is building a substantial  wharf at Rosebery. When completed  cars may be unloaded right alongside the steamer, without extra handling of freight. The body of the  wharf is cribbing.  , D. McBeth,, J. O'Leary, and other  late contractors on the Nakusp &  Slocan Railway, are thronging Three  Forks, waiting for slices of the work  on the Kaslo road, as well as the C.  P. R. extension to Sandon.  Horace Hume, brother of the worthy member of the Legislature for the  south riding, has been making a tour  of the district. Horace has been the  popular conductor of a C.P.E. dining  car for the past seven years.  There is certain to be a big crowd  at the band boys' excursion next  Monday evening. A landing will be  made at Silverton and dancing indulged in. The hour is set for 7:30,  and the price of tickets at $1.  Go forth in haste  With bill and paste:  Proclaim to all creation,  That men are wise  Who advertise  In this day and generation.  Advertise in   "THE LEDGE."  The first business meeting of the  brass band was held in Ayl win's'hall  last evening and was very unanimous. Accounts were presented and  pissed, the financial condition of the  organization shown forth, and much  other important business in connection  therewith transacted. G. Henderson  was elected treasurer, vice A.Sproat,  resigned.  ^"1���!  / Front Street, Kaslo.  JUST Received : A large lot of FINE CLOTHING. Tweed Suits, Black  ^ Worsted Suits, Black Worsted Morning Coats and Vests, Summer Coats  and'Vests.* :'  HATS! HATS! HATS! Grey Stetson Hats; Black Stetson Hats; Fur  Felt Hats, all shapes; Fedora Hats, in Black and Brown; Tweed Caps;  CiushHats, at all Prices.  BOOTS & SHOES! BOOTS & SHOES] Fine Laced and Congress  Boots; Light Oxford Tie Shoes; Prospectors' Boots; Grain and Plain Leather.  MeKAY & TEASDALE,  New Denver, B. C.  MANUFACTURERS OF ALL KINDS OF LUMBER  HAVINGr our own barge, we are prepared to deliver  Lumber to any place on Slocan Lake.    Special attention paid to Orders from Mining Men.  Is the Metropolis of the  Slocan District, and  ncrease in  For  CHOICE BUSINESS AND RESIDENCE LOTS  Investors wiU consult their own  Interests by consulting     .  AMGUS fficGILLIVEEY.  New Denver, B. C.  li  I  1.-  NEWMARK  f  NEW DENVER, B. C.  The Traveling Public  Will find all the comforts of a  home at this Hotel.  The Rooms  Are large and airy, and have  recently been beautified by the  latest designs in wall paper,  The Dining Room  Is supplied with the best the  market affords, and the cuisine  is very superior.  The Bar  Is stocked with the choicest  brands of wines,  liquors,  and  cigars.  STEGE & WINTER, PROPS 

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