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 Vol   IV. No. 34.-  NEW DENVER, B. C., MAY 20, 1897,  /Price f2.0Q^Year.  TUNNEL, SHAFT, DUMP  Latest Returns from the Mines and  Prospects of the Silvery Slocan.  PREPARED    FOR    MINING   MEN  driven  the  A 100-foot tunnel is  by contract on the Prescott.  David   Matheson   is  opening  Queen, fraction, Galena Farm.  On Cariboo creek the snow line still  extends to Blue Grouse creek.  On Cariboo creek, a 200-foot tunnel  is being: driven on the Lincoln,  The force on the Wakefield will be  increased to 30 men this month.  A deal -is on to bond the Golden  Climb, at the Needles, for $30,000.  Several, locations have recently-  been made a little north of Nakusp.  Mulholland Bros, will open up the  Le Roi and Baltimore on Four Mile.  In two days this week 84 miner's  licenses were issued in New Denver.  The Vancouver, group will be  worked this summer. It is stocked  in London.  The Silver Wreath, on Springer  creek, is to be prospected for leads by  its owners.  Concentrators vvill be erected at  the Wakefield and Thompson groups  in the near future.  The ledge on the Sultana and Iron  Mask group was struck on Sunday.  It shows mineralised quartz of a high  grade.  The Aaron Rod company has put  four men to work on one of their  properties, at the Needles, opposite  Fire Valley.  The work oh the Mary Durham,  an open cut of twenty feet shows a 12  foot ledge with four stratas of good  looking ore.  Ore was brought down from the  Bachelor group last week that is of  great richness. "Work on the property shows it up well.  Jas. Currie returned from the Hy-.-  derbadg-roup Tuesday evening,  lie reports the property as looking  good, with well defined walls and  ore that equals any taken out of Ten  Mile properties. A good trail has  been cut from the wagon road to the  ���mine.... ��� .     '';���/������;'   ;- '���**   ���  The bond on the Two Friends was  thrown up last week. This property  shipped about $20,000 worth of ore  during the past year. The original  owners will work it, while the Two  Friends Stock Company will operate  elsewhere in the Slocan, probably on  the Great Western.  The Caledonia, Libby B., Jennie  and Producer, near the Galena Farm,  have been stocked by a company  called the Galena Farm Mining Co.  The capital stock is $100,000, and the  shares are being offered at par. The  Hon. Wm. Pugsley, of New Brunswick, is president, and the properties  of the company have a fair location  but not much mineral in sight.  and good workmanship won him  many friends. Monday morning he  excused himself from work on the  C. Pi R. dock, and in company with  Hugh McGillivray, went to Silverton.  The bridge over Carpenter creek was  washed away several days ago, and  to get across they had to "coon" a  log, Returning Campbell was in the  lead and ; started to walk the log.  "When ever the most dangerous place,  where the water was three or four  feet deep, he lost his balance and fell  in. In falling he managed to lay his  hands on the log and held his head  out of the water until his companion  came to him. McGillivray caught  trm by the coat and endeavored hard  to raise him to the log, but the current was too strong: He tried next  to catch him by the leg and throw it  over,.but Campbell's strength was  fast failing, and when McGillivray  loosened his grip on his coat in trying  to catch his leg, he lost his hold and  in a second was dashed, against the  rocks and carried down the swift current to a watery grave in the lake or  under the log and debris jams in the  creek..  McGillivray reported the sad accident at once and a party went to the  creek to search for the body. It was  not found, however, and probably  never will be recovered.  From letters found with his effects  in the hotel, it is evident that Camp  bell, while lately coming from Edmonton and Rossland; has a home in  Collingwood, Ont., where his sister  and relatives reside. There he owned  some property and was well to do.  He was a single man of 28 or 30 years  of age. His sister at Coljingwood will  be-notified of his death and his effects  sent there.  LIFE   IN   KASLO.  News Float' of Many  Bustling-  Kinds From That  Burgf.  NAKUSP.  be-  a  to  A   FATAL   SLIP.  Archie Campbell LosesjtjisJLife In Carpenter Creek.  Archibald Campbell, late of Rossland, but whose home is in Colling-  wood, Ont., arrived in Denver about  a month  ago.  His quiet disposition  Lumber for the new steamer is  ng brought in.  F. G. Fauquier lias been made  notary   public.  James McNeil has the addition  his hotel completed.  Thos. Abriel will erect three -more  houses on Pine street.  H. L. Nicholson, late of Chapleau  is clerking at Bourne Bros.  An addition is to be built to the  Leland House, which will give it 50  rooms.  ��� Chas. Clark from Sault Ste. Marie  is compounding nerve bracers at the  Leland.  The Trail, Nakusp and Lytton are  to be overhauled in the shipyard here  as soon as convenient.  The daily boat service from Arrow  head to Trail will commence on Sunday. Captain Nesbitt is in command  of the Kootenav. ,  _  Genelle & Co. are catching up with  their orders. They still have 300,-  000 feet to cut for the C. P. R. 1 he  new mill will be lit with electricity.  (A Ledge Special.)  Kasjt.o, May 19.--During the past week there  have been seventy-live licenses issued, eleven  assessments recorded and seventy-five loca_  tions added to the list. A good many of the  licenses are being taken out by prospectors  coming into the country, most of whom are  bound for the Lardo-Dun can country. The  majority of the locations are down, the lake  from here in the neighborhood of Pilot Bay,  Ainsworth, etc. The transfers for the week  show some important deals. James E. Bingham, of Kaslo, sold to Henry Croft, of Victoria, the Boston and Cuba' claims for .*2,500.  These claims are on Schroder creek, on the  west side of the lake. Henry Croft also bought  of Thomas Melrose, of Kaslo, the Eldorado  claim, on the east side of the South Fork of  Kaslo creek, for H2b0. A ?r4a,(J00 bond was  given on the Black Diamond and Little Donald, two valuable claims situated about a  "mile southwest of Ainsworth. According to  the terms of the bond John P. Stevens, of St.  Paul, Minn., receives 10 per cent, cash and the  balance in 18 months; also an agreement that  -5,0;i0 shall be spent on the property during  first IL'months. T. M. Gibson negotiated the  deal on behalf of Frederick Steele.  The Tennessee, Mayflower, Consolidated,  Sunflower, Vanderbuilt, Tiger, Nancy Hanks,  Edy Marsh, Mollie Marsh and Clarence Marsh  have been turned over by H. C. Ross, Neil Gilchrist, James A. Spiers, Geo. T. Hone, Gray  Beeder, John J. Flood, Hugh Dohney,C. L.  Marsh and G-eo. C. Marsh to the Leviathian  Gold Mining & Milling Co., Ltd. This group of  ten claims is situated on the south side of  Campbell creek from one to four miles from  the lake and probably seven miles frbmKaslo.  The showing is an iron capping about 100 feet  wide and running tluough the whole group of  claims. Assays of ^12.50 .in gold arid a small  showing of copper, 11-4 to 2 per cent., have  been gotten from surface cuts. Men have  been started to work to cut a trail tp claim  No. 7, the Sunflower, where the mining operations will be begun by driving a cross-cut  tunnel at a depth of 250 feet. The new company has been incorporated with a capital  stock of sf-2,000,000, one-half of the stock to be  held in escrow in the bank oi'B. Cfor one year  to be placed on.the market as the money re-  YJoiredfor prospecting; the claim^wUl?be'put'  up by the original-owners. The provisional  directors are Jas. C. Spiers; Gay Reeder; Geo>  T. Kane, pres., and Geo. C. Marsh, sec.  The final payment on the Montezuma and  Mexico, *15,000 has been made and the property  turned over to the company operating them.  The promoters are in town and it is said intend building la tramway and concentrator  during the summer.  J. FvMcNaught registered iri town froin Spokane on Saturday.  Alexander Dick was in town over Sunday.  J. Fred Hume came up from Nelson on  Saturday's boat.  from their limits on Koot-  standing timber  eriay lake.  Great preparations are Under way for a.  fitting celebration of the.Queen's Birthday in  Kaslo;'������ The athletic grounds are now about  complete arid wiU doubtless,be the best in  Kootenay;. The lacrosse club is practicing  every evening on the beach arid a red hot  game with Nelson is on the program., The  band is practicing persistently and will render  harriiony fitting for the occasion. Local  sports are repairing the sloop yacht Kooten-  ian to try a whirl with the Nelson cracker  jacks The.boat looks like a sifter and with a  sailor at the-tiller should be "a winner. The  Caledonian games are to be a leading feature  in the program, and the drilling contest will  be a centre of much interest. The baseball  game will be the main feature, and the first  game of the Kdbtenay-Washington league is going to attract a larger crowd:tlian ever came  together in the Kootenay before. The names and  positions of the players are to be found in another  column. No one should miss the two day's royal  sport Kaslo offers on tlie 24th arid 25th.  Geo. T. Kane lias opened a land office at the  foot of Sixth street.  The Oddfellows of Nelson will run an excursion  to Kaslo on the International on the Queen's  Birthday., '���/'���::��� ;���������'.-   '" fv..7;;  The sloop yacht.. Nymph, of Nelson. will endeavor to show a clean pair of heels to everything  on the lake on May 24. >;  The _., & S. had to resort to tiie use of a box ca r  for the passenger traffic while the" disabled coach  is being repaired. -,.-.������.,  BATTER   UP.  Tlio Opening Game  Washington  of  the   Kootenay  League.       *  SALE   OF   LOTS.  On May 24, 150 choice business and  residence lots in the townsite of'Slocan City will be sold by auction, on  the ground, to the highest bidder.  The lots are Hear the lake, wharf and  railway station. The streets are  graded and the timber cleared away.  This is an excellent opportunity to  secure choice property. A. M. Beat-  tie, auctioneer. f  Work has been stopped on the  Bondholder group until the snow  melts on the Lone Star. Alex.  Munro is superintendent.  Herbert Cuthbert was in town Saturday  night  A. J. Murphy was down from Three Forks on  Sunday ..;..   J. Drumheller was in town Saturday night.  r C. W... Callahan was in town Saturday.        - <���  Hector McCrae, of Rossland, registered at  the Slocan on^Sunday.   ;.  J. Perse, of the wholesale firm of Perse ;&  Co.; of Winnipeg, was in town, to take a look  around last week.  Saturday's K. & S. train met with an accident between McGuigan and Bear Lake. A  defective spot in the track pitched the last  coach over on its side, smashing in the side of  the car and breaking half a dozen windows.  The rear trucks were also damaged and the car  is now laid up for repairs at the shops. The  passengers got a pretty good scare, but no one  was hurt.  On Saturday night Jim Yuill, a shacker,who  lived across the creek started home with an  armful of groceries and a load of tangle-leg.  Since then he has not been heard from and it  is believed he fell oil" the foot bridge and was  drowned in the creek.  The sampler is now handling two to three  cars of.ore a day. The Ruth is a steady shipper and the Sunset and Wqitewater are sending down some ore now. A car of very high  grade stuff was shipped from the Sunset on  Saturday.  The steamer Ainsworth brought in five pack  mules from Bonner's Ferry last week for the  Whitewater.  The recent strike on Adams Bros, claims up  the lake proves quite up to the expectations.  The ore is cube galena assaying on the surface  about 50 ounces, and with depth it is found to  be much liner cube and higher grade assaying  as high as 850 ounces.  Gus Adams shot a young black bear across  the lake last week, and on Monday he got  a big brute in a trap about four miles down  this side.   So far he-holds the record this year.  Tha tug Kaslo brought in 800,000 feet of logs  for Buchanan's mill on Monday night. The  timber is from the state of Idaho.  The Nelson saw mill is asking tenders for  the cutting and i-alting  of  a   million   feet  of  At 2:30 o'clock on Monday.afternoon; May 24th,  at Kaslo, the opening game of the Kootenay-  Washington league will be called in Kaslo  There iis to be a second game on Tuesday, afternoon, and everything will be. in readiness for  these great games.,. The grounds will lie the best  in the country, and a grand stand with room for  400 land bleacher to hold 200 will afford comfortable accommodations for all who desire reserved  seats. The Spokane team will be in a position to  put up a red hot game, having had three weeks  of good practice. Most of their players are old  favorites in Spokane, while a few are new to the  Northwest. Oates, 0'<Brlen;?Athert6n and King  are among the. new players forming Spokane's  team.,  The Kaslo team, on the other hand, start the  schedule without much practle, but the list contains the names of players who will doubtless  makea very strong team, and Spokane will have  to do some ball playing to be in it. The battery-  is Nash and Davy. Nash pitched with the Monograms in the Examiner tourriarhont in California,  and Charlie Davy was with Seattle. Manager  Borchers, who will hold down the 1st bag was  with Portland last summer. Charlie Methias,  who played in Kaslo's amateur team last year  will play 2nd. Ed. Ranldn^last year with Seattle  and at one time a player in the National League  with Boston, plavs 3rd. Murphy plays short,  and Clark, Green and Brennan will cover the out  field.  will find the teams as follows:    ' ���. *���  "Batter up  KASI.O.  Nash,  Davy,  Korchcrs,  Methias,  Rankin,  Murphy,  Clark,  Oreeii,  Brennan,  pitcher  catcher  first base  second base  third base  shortstop  left field'  right field  centre field  SPOKANK.  Murdock  King-  Atherton  Marshall  O'Brien  A meson  Anson  Rush |  -Gaels.  AT   THE   CURHIE.  The work on the Currie progresses steadily  under the efficient management of D. J. Macdonald; He believes in doing good work and  it is safe to say that at no other property can  be seen better management. Not a man has  been injured on the property. The bucket in  the shaft is worked in such a manner that it  is impossible for rock to fall on the men work-  ibg below. Shaft men are paid M a day and  furnish their own rubber clothes. The shaft  is wet, and preparations are being made to  cut a station at a convenient depth in which  a tank will be placed to catch the surface  water, a Cornish will be used, a cage will be  put in and other improvements made immediately. The piping is .being laid from Gold  creek. When completed steam power will ho  abandoned and water power substituted A  sump is is now being sunk at the bottom of  the 200 foot shaft, and drifting done to tap  the ledge in two directions. The four drill  compressor is being placed iu position and  will soon be in action. The force will bo increased to  fifty  men  this month, and   will  probably reaoh 200 before many months,  concentrator will be erected in August.  no  SILVERTON.  The C.P.R. are  making  preparations  for  a  wharf at this point.  Horton Bros are opening a general store.  Jas McKinnon has lumber ready for hte store  building.  James Bowes' new addition to his hotel will  lie  modelled after Thorburn's excellent hotel.  G. B. Matthews will build on his lot.  The Slocan News Co.   has  secured  a .location  near tlie present wharf.  L:'vi Smith has opened an assay o/lire.  *wiwiw_^wa__6L'fJt__Bg THE   LEDGE.  Fourth Year.  FromR.S.Wilson  at NEW DENVER,  or REVELSTOKE.  Spring Stock of  Scotch Tweeds  just arrived^ Inspect them before  placins: ydur orders elsewhere.  Asifilc  Brandon, B.C,.  Assay \Price List:  Gold, Silver,,-_r Lead, each................  Gold,.Sllver and Lead; combined.���..".......  Gold and-Silver...........................  Silver and Lead................:.........  Copper (by Electrolysis):..,.....":.........  Gold, Silver, Coppe'rXarid Lead yV   Gold and Copper....... ....;..���.;........  Silver and Copper.....,......,-. ...   Gold, Silver and Copper..................  Platinum..v...._......:.;.\ ..���:���;..'............      f  Iron or Manganese..,.....................  Lime, Magnesium, Barium, Silica, Sul-  Bismuth, Tin, Cobalt, .Niekeli Antimony,  Zinc, arid Arseriic, each...............  Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash,  and percentage of Coke, if Cokiiigr:  Terms: '.Caslt With. Maniple.  June 20th, 1895.  $1.50  3 00  2  9  00  00  2 00  00  50  50  00  00  00  00  2 00  4 00  4 0  FRANK DICKjv  Assayer and Ann I vet  ROWLEY  &co..  Manufacturers  and Importers of  FURNITURE  Fine upholstering a Specialty.   Undertaking" and Embalming.  Opp. Slocan Hospital, New Deny er.  MRS. W, W. MERltBY,  Has always on hand a large stock of  Dry and Fancy Goods,  Millinery and"  Gents'Furnishings.  ��^/::,G.,   MINING    ACT.  A   Verbatum   Report    of   the    Recent  Amendments to the Mining-Laws.  Certified correct  -May, 1897.        , C.  Act, 1896,"  substituted  is  in  as passed  Third Reading 5th  C. Pemberton, Law Clerk.  : ,..   ,    Mr. Smith.  ,    BILL.-   :  iNo.63.]   ' [1897.  \     An Act to amend the " Mineral Act, 1896."  HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and  consent of the Legislative Assembly of the  Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:��� ���  >   1. This Act may be cited as the "Mineral Act  iAmendment Act, 1897.1'  2.   Section 2 of the  "Mineral  hereby repealed and the following  lieu thereof :���  '" 2. In the construction of this Act the following expressions shall have the following meanings  ���respectively, unless inconsistent with the con-  itext:��� ���:��� '   .' .;-.'  ".Mine" shall mean any land in which any  vein or. lode, or rock in place shall be mined  for gold or other minerals, precious or base,  except coal: ;..;" ;���;;. ���;" ���  "Mineral "shall mean all valuable deposits of  gold, silver, platinum, iridium, or any of the  platinum; group of metals, mercury, lead,  ���copper, hon, tin, zinc, nickel, aluminum, antimony, arsenic, barium,bismuth, boron, bromine,  'cadmium, chromium, cobalt, iodine, magnesium,  manganese, molybdenum j phosphorus, plumbago,  potassium, sodium, strontiumr sulphur (or lany  combination of the aforementioned elements with  theinselves or with any other elements). asbestos,  "emery, mica, arid mineral pigments:  ; Limestone, marble, clay, or any building stone  when niined for building purposes shall not'be  considered as mineral witliin tne meaning of this  Act:      ..-y ~:y ������������-���  s ..!������* Rock in place " shall be deemed to mean and  include mineral, riot necessarily in a vein or lode,  that is, when discovered in the same place or  position in which it was originally formed or de  Comissioner or Mining .Recorder for any loss or  damages which may be caused by such entry if  requested by the owner or owners of such land,  and should he refuse to give such security when  sotrequested his right to such claim or mine shall  cease and determine. . Provided that after  such entry he shall, make full compensation to the occupant or owner of  such lands for any loss or damages which may  be caused by reason of such entry; such compensation, in case of dispute, to be determined by the  Court having jurisdiction in mining disputes,  with Or without a jury."  4. Section 16 of the said Act is hereby repealed  and the following substituted in lieu thereof.:���  " 10. A mineral claim shall be marked by two  legal posts, placed as near as possible on the line  of the ledge or vein, and the posts shall be numbered 1 and 2, and the distance between posts 1  and 2 shall iiot jexceed fifteen hundred feet, the  line between posts Nos. 1 and 2 to be known as  the location line, and upon posts Nos. 1 and 2  shall be Written .the name given to the mineral  claim, the name of the locator, and. the date of  the location.  Upon No. 1 post there shall be written ,lh addition  to the foregoing, "Initial Post,"the approximate-  compass bearing of No. 2 post, and a statement of  the number of feet lying to right and to the left  of the line from No. I.to No. 2 post, thus:���"Initial post. Direction of post No. 2 feet  of this claim lie on the right; and v feet  on the left of the line from No. 1 to No. 2 post."  "All the particulars required to be put on No. 1  and No. 2 posts shall be furnished'by the- locaitor  to the.MhiingRecorder^ in writing,,at the time  the claim is recorded, and shall form a part of the  record of such claim.  ;���..-' When a claim has been located, the holder  shall iirimediately mark the line between posts  Nos. 1 and 2 so that it can be distinctly seen; in a  timbered locality, by blazing; trees and; cutting  underbrush,, and in, a locality where there is  neither timber nor underbrush he shall set legal  posts or erect monuments of earthor rock not less  than two feet high and two. feet iri diameter at  base" so that such line'can be distinctly seen.  *���' The locator shall al3oplaee a legal post at the  point where he has found, rock in place, on which  shall be written discovery^ post: Provided that  when the claim is surveyed the surveyor shall be  guided by the-records of the claim, the sketch  plan on the back of the declaration made by the  posited, as distinguished from loose fragmentary   owner when the claim was recorded,, posts 1 and  Or broken, rock or float which, by decompositioii  or erosion of the rocks, is found in wash, loose  earth, gravel or sand:  "Valuable deposits of mineral" shall be deemed  to mean and include mineral "in place " inap-.  preciable quantity,having a present or prdspective  2, and the notice on No. l; the initial post."  EXAMPLES OF  value sufficient to justify exploration  Whenever  rock  either of these  in place "shall  terms is used, in this Act,  be deemed to be included:  'Mineralclaim,*^shall mean the personal right  Nelson, B, C.  Merchant Tailor.  Full Line of Suitings, and  Trouserings alwavs on hand.  TO LET.  Store in Silverton to let.  Apply  A.S.  to-  WILLIAMSON,  Silverton.  eveiyriiineral,  ght used" for  htiriing^purpbses, and all other;* things belonging  ' to a' mineor used in the wbrkiiig:therepf:  JT''Legalp6st 'V'shall'meariiC^take'StEtndirig not  le&l" f tian. four feet above the ground,' J arid sq uared  or^acedbnfour sides for at least ,drie foot from;  the top,^ and,each side so. squared or faced shall;  measure atUeast four inches,<6o itsi face so far as  squared.br faced; and any .stump or; tree' cut bfB  arid squared or faced to the abbye height and size:  Provided when the survey is made the centre of  the tree or stump where.it enters. the ground shall  be taken as the point to or from which, measurement shall be made:.  ������'", "Location line:",.shalL be the, straight line between posts numbers, one, and two:;     ..  " Mill-site " shall mean a plotp��gr.ound located,  as defined by this Act, for the purpose of erecting  therebn.any machinery or.other'v?brk8.ifO'-..trans-  porting, crushing, reducing, or,sampling.ores, or  for the transmission of power for working mines;  " Free miner " . shall mean ��� person or joint  stock company,, or foreign, company, named in  and lawfully possessed of a valid existing free  miner's certificate, and no other: '  "Record,".'' register," and "registration," shall  have the same meaning, and shah mean an entry  in some official book kept for that purpose -  " Full interest" shall mean any mineral claim  of the full size,or oneof several snares into which  a mineral claim shall be equally, divided:  "Cause" shalliuelude any suit or action:  "Judgement" shall include "order " or "decree :"  " Real estate" shall meati any mineral land in  fee simple under this or any Act relating to gold  mines, or to, minerals other than coal:  " Joint stock company'.; shall ��� mean any company for mining purposes:  (a) Incorporated under the "Companies' Act,  1897," or any Act repealed thereby ;.or  (b) Registered as: a foreign eompariy under  any act repealed by the "Companies'Aet,1897 ;"or,  (c) Licensed or registered as an extra-Provincial   company, under    the   "Companies'    Act  1897;" oi-  ld) Incorporated by any special Act.  .'3; Section 12 of the said Act is hereby repeale" ���  arid the following substituted in lieu thereof :���  "12 Every free miner shall, during the continu-  ance of. his certificate, but not longer, have the  right to enter, locate, prospect.and mine upon any  waste lands of the Crown for all minerals other  than coal, and upon all lands the right whereon  tb so enter upon, prospect, and mine all minerals  Other than coal shall nave been, or hereafter shall  be, reserved to the Crown and its licensees, and  also to enter, locate, prospect, and mine for gold  and silver upon any lands the right whereon to so  enter and mine such gold and silver shall have  been, or shall be, reserved to the Crown and its  licensees. Excepting out of all the above description of lands any land occupied by any building,  and any land falling within the curtilage of any  dwelling house, and any orchard, and any land  for the time being actually under cultivation, and  any land lawfully occupied for mining purposes  other than placer mining, and also Indian reser-  *'(d.) Provided that the failure on the part of the  locator of a mineral claim to comply with any of  the foregoing provisions of this section shall not  be deemed to invalidate such location, if upon the  facts it shall appear that such locator has actually discovered mineral in place on said location,  and that there has been on his part a bona fide attempt to comply with the provisions of this Act,  and that the non-observance of the formalities  hereinbefore referred to is not of a character calculated to mislead other persons desiring to locate  claims in tlie vicinity "  5. Section 24 of the said Act is hereby repealed  and the fplowiug substituted in lieu thereof ;���  "2 h Any free miner having duly located and  recorded a;mineral claim shall be entitled to, hold  the same for the period of one year from the recording of the same, aud thence from year to year  without the necessity of re-recording:   Provided,  however, that during each year, arid each succeeding year, such free miner shall do or cause to  be done; work on the claim itself to the value of  one hundred dollars, and shall satisfy,; the ��� Gold  Comriiissioner or Mining Recorder that stich work  has been done,,by an affidavit ol the free ihiner or  his agent, setting out a detailed statement of such  work, and shall obtain;from such Gold Coriiriiis-  sloner or Mining Recorder, and shall reeprd  a  certiiicate   of such work -having been.'done:  Provided, also   that   all   work   done   outside  of   a    mineral    claim    with  intent  to work  the   same    shall, if   such   work   have   direct  relation and be in direct proximity to the claim,  be deemed, if to the satisfaction fit the Gold: Commissioner or Mining Recorder, for the purposes of  this section, t��,be work done on the claim: Provided, further, that any free miner, or company  of   free,   miners   holding  'adjoining 'mineral  claims,   or   any   two   or   more    free    miners,  who   locate   'and    record    adjoining    claims,  not exceeding eight in  number,  to be worked by them in partiiershlp under the: prbvisions; of  any Act for the time beingdn.force, shall, subject  to filing a notice of their intention with" the; Gold'  Commissioner or Mining Recorder, be allowed to  perform on any one or riiore of such claims all  the work required to entitle him or them to'a certificate for work foreach claim so held by him or  them.   If such work shall not be done, or if such  certificate shall riot be so obtained and ^recorded  in each a nd every year, the claim shall be deemed  vacant and abandoned, any rule of law or equity  to the contrary riotwithstandiiig.''    ;  fi.   Section 26 of the said Act is hereby repealed  and the following substituted in lieu thereof:���  VARIOUS  No. 2  MODES  POSt:'.  OK   LAYING  OUT CLAIMS.  No. 2 Post  Noi.il;;i��08fr^'  No. 1 Post  "It shall notbe:lawful;,to move No. 1 post, but  No. 2 post may be moved by. the Provincial Land  Surveyor when the distance between Nos. 1 and  2 posts exceeds l500:feet'ih order to place No. 2  post 1500 feet from No. 1 post on the line of location. When the distance between posts Nos. 1  and 2 isless than 1500 feet, the Provincial Land  Surveyor has no authority to extend the claim  beyond No. 2. ������-,-���      - ^  "The 'location line' shall govern the direction  of one side of the claim, upon which the survey  shall be extended according to this Act.       .  "(a) The holder of a mineral claim, shall he  entitled to all minerals which may lie within his  claim, but he shall not be entitled to mine outside  the boundary lines of his claim continued vertically downwards:  " (b) This Act shall not prejudice the rights of  claim-owners nor claim-holders Avhose claims  have been located under foimer Acts:  " (c) No mineral claim of the full size shall be  recorded without the: application being accompanied by an affidavit or solemn declaration in  the Form S, made: by the applicant or some peris behalf cognizant of the facts:   That  vations and military or naval reservations: Pro-  vided.that where any hydraulic mining works,  established in accordance with the "Placer  Mining Act, 1891," have been in operation, the  land which may have been uncovered by the  operation of such works shall not be located or  mined upon by any. free miner other than the  person or persons carrying oh snch hydraulic  ���works for a'space of six months next after the  same shall have been so uncovered: Provided  that in the event of such entry being made upon  lands already lawfully occupied for other than  mining purposes, and not being a,portion of lands  granted to arid held by or for a railway company  under any railway subsidy Act heretofore or to  be hereafter passed, such free miner shall give  adequate security, to the-satisfaction of the Gold  son on his ��� .-.��� ,   . .    .    .,..,.      ,.  the legal nottces and posts have been put up; thav  mineral has been found iii place on the claim  proposed to be recorded; that the ground applied  for is unoccupied by any other persoiras a mineral claim, and is not occupied by any building, or  any land falling w ithin the curtilage; of any  dwelling-house, -r any orchard, or any land under cultivation, or any Indian Reservation. In  the said declaration shall be set out the name of  the applicant, the number and date of his free  miner's certificate, and the name of the place  where the said certificate was issued, and the  date of the location of the claim. The words  written on the NO. 1 and No; 2 posts, shall be set  out in full, and as accurate a . descriptioivas posr  sible of the position of the claim given, having  special reference to any prior locations it may  join:  " No mineral claim which at the date of its  record is known bv the locator to be less than a  full sized mineral claim, shall be recorded without the word "fraction" being added to the name  of the claim, and the application being accompanied by an affidavit or solemn declaration in  the Form T, made by the applicant or some person on his behalf cognizant of the facts: Ihat  the legal posts and notices have been put up; that  mineral has been found in place on the fractional  claim proposed to be recorded; that the ground  applied for is unoccupied by any other person as  a mineral claim, and is not occupied byj any  building, or any land falling within the curtilage  of any dwelling-house or any orchard or any  land under cultivation, or any Indian Reservation. In the said declaration shall be set out the  name of the applicant, the number and date of  his free miner's certificate, and the name of the  place where the said certificate was issued, and  the date of the location of the claim. The words  written on the No. land No. 2 posts shall be set  outiu full, and as accurate a description as possible of the position of the claim given. A description of tlie land bounding the fractional  claim on all sides shall state whether it is vacant  Crown land or land occupied by mineral claims,  with the names of the claims. A sketch plan shall  be drawn by the applicant'on the back of the  declaration, showing as near as may be the position of the adjoining mineral claims, and the  shape and size, expressed in feet, of the fraction  desired to he recorded:  . "2G. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any Act, every Crown Grant  hereafterissued of a mineral claim 'shall convey,  and be deemed to convey, only the right to the use  and possession of the surface of such claim * including use of all tlie timber thereon,for the purpose of  winning and getting from and out of such claim  the minerals contained therein, including all operations connected: therewith or with the business  of mining, and thelajvful holder by record of a  claim .: shall,: ;: during the continuance-of  his record; be entitled to the same -surfacef rights  and no others, arid all remaining surface rights  shah be deemed to be vested in the Crown, and  may be granted and disposed of as is provided by  the Land Laws for the time being in force, but  subject always to the rights : of free miners as  aforesaid.',  7. Section 30 of the said Act is hereby repealed  and the following substituted in lieu thereof :���  "30. A free miner may at any time abandon  any mineral claim by. giving notice m.writiug of  such intention to abandon to the ^Mining Recorder, and from the date of "the record of such notice  all interest ol suclrfree miner in such claim shall  :eease."' .���',������ ,.s. "-.'.���  8; Sub-seetibns (a) and (e) of section' 33 of the  said Act are hereby repealed and the - following  substituted in lieu thereof :���  ; "(a). Done or cause to be done work on the  claim itself in developing a mine to the' value of  five hundred dollars, exclusive of all houses, ���*  buildings arid other like improvements. For the  purpose of this section^ work doueon the claim by  a predecessor or predeeessors.in title shall be deemed to have been done by the applicant who receives a transfer of such claim."  "(e). Inserteda copy of such notice in the  British Columbia Gazette and in a. newspaner published and circulating in the division in which  the claim is situated or, in the absence of such a  local paper, in the one nearest thereto, for at least  60 days prior to such application, which insertion  can be made at any time after the posting of the  notice on the claim."  9. Section ill of the said Act is hereby repealed  and the following substituted in lieu thereof :���  "111. The Mining Recorder shiall record all extensions of time, licences, permits, and other  privileges granted by the !Gold Commissioner or  Mining Recorder, and-all forfeitures declared by  the Gold Commissioner, and a memorandum of  every judgment affecting a mineral claim or other  mining property, in the Record Book."  10. Section 124 of the said Act is hereby repealed  and the following substituted iii lieu thereof :~  "124. Upon the establishrhent ofa mining division, arid the opening.of a Mining ^Recorder's office therein, under the authority of the last preceding section ���  "(a). Such office, and none other, shall be the  proper office fQr_recordirig all claims, records, certificates, docuineTtfs1"W!M��t_^  claims, mines or mining property situate within  such mining division not held as real estate; and  whenever, by this Act, or any Act amending the  same, anything is required to be done at or in the  office of fhe Gold Commissioner or Mining Recorder of tlie district, it shall, if the same affects  or concerns .any claim, mining property situate  within a mining division not held as real estate,  be done at or in the office of the Mining Recorder  of the mining division wherein such claim or  mine, or other mining property, is situate : Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  re  ���)1-  i  "(b). Upon the district or division of any Mining Recorder being divided or subdivided into  mining divisions, it shall be the duty of such  Mining Recorder to make, or cause to be made, a  transcript of all the entries in all the books mentioned in section 107, affecting claims, mines or  mining property situate hi each newly created  mining division not held as real estate, and to  forward the same to the Mining Recorder of such  mining division, and.such transcript shall be kept  in such office as part of the records of such office  and all transcripts of such recbrds,certificates documents, or other instruments shall prima facie be  deemed to be true copies of the several records,  certificates, documents or other instruments of  which they purport to be transcripts; and such  transcripts or copies thereof, when certified by the  Mining Recorder of the mining division in whose  office they are kept; shall be admissible in evidence in all Courts of Judicature in this Province.''  "11. The owner of a mineial claim who has had  his claim surveyed Avithin one year from the date  of the record of the claim, or, if the claim was recorded before the passing of this Act, then if surveyed within one year from the passing of this  Act, and has filed in the cffice of the Mining Re  corderin the Mining Division in which the Claim  is situated, a declaration by a Provincial Land  Surveyor, stating that he has surveyed the claim  as required by sub-section (c) of section 36 of the  " Mineral Act," and that he has delivered two  plats of the claim and a copy of the original field-  , notes to the Owner of such claim, then the owner  of such claim shall be entitled to have the cost of  such survey,,not to exceed, one hundred dollars,  counted as work done on the claim.  12. The lawful holder of a Crown, Grant of a  mineral claim issued under the provisions of this  Act shall, in cases where such mineral claim has  been located on waste lands of the Crown or on  said Act are hereby repealed, and the following  substituted in lieu thereof:���  SCHEDULES.  Form A.  Location Notice.  Mineral Claim.  I, , have this day located ]  this ground as a mineral claim, to be known as  the Mineral Claim, feet  in length by feet in breadth.   The  direction of No. 2 post is , and  C. S.  RASHDALL,  Notary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  feet of this claim he to the right and  to the left of the location line.  Dated this day of  Take care tb number the posts 1, 2,\  making the initial post 1. /  feet  189  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,  SOLD and BONDED.      CORRESPONDENCE  ���"���..''    ,/���" '    ���  ���INVITED���,  -       Complete lists of.claims for sale.    Abstracts of claims, conveyancing.  Form B.  Record of Mineral Claim.  ��� -.'��� Mineral Ciaim  No. of Certificate,  Located by���        ,  /'Set out the name of claim amP\  lands not already lawfully occupied for other than  mining purposes, be entitled to receive a Crown  Grant of all the surfaee rights of such mineral  claim on iiayment to the Government of British  Columbia of the sum of five dollars per acre for  .such land, and of the fee of five dollars for the  Crown Grant     \;  13. When a lode is supposed to cross a valley or  under an alluvial deposit, and where such lode is  indicated by its appearance on the side Of the  mountain leading Into such valley .any free miner  upon making a sworn statement before the Mining Recorder or Gold Commissioner of the District  that there is a lode which has indications of  running through and under such alluvial deposit,  shall be eutitled to a permit for three months to  search for such lode over the area of a mineral,  claim, with the privilege of having such permit  extended, on his proving to the satisfaction of the  Gold Commissioner that he has bona fide searched  for such lode and has expended, either in cash or  labor, or both, not less than one hundred dollars  in such seai c'.i. Dm ing the existence of t u ?h. permit the ground covered by the same shah not be  open to record by any other miner. The fee for  such permit, and. each renewal of the same, shall  be the same as the fee for a reeord.  14. No free miner shall be entitled to any interest in any mineral claim which has been located  and recorded by any other free miner unless such  interest is specified and set forth in some writing.  signed by the party so locating such claim.  15. If any person shall in any suit or, matter  claim an adverse right of any kind to the mineral  claim comprised in any record, or to any part  thereof, or shall claim that any reeord is invalid  or has been improperly obtained, or that the  holder thereof has not complied with the pro- [  . number of receipt form of  j    payment of the record fee of  each locator, and the No. of >  each locator's Free Miner's  Certificate   opposite    such  ^   name. J  The claim is situate  The direction of the location line is  The len_th of the claim is  The claim was located on the  ,189   . >���    .  Recorded this day of  Mining  [If the stakes are not on the location  ply with sec. 88.]  feet  day of;  ,189   .  Recorder.  line, com-  The  Windsor  Restaurant  Is one of-the Best and Aged Cafes  in the  IN NEW DENVER,  '*kVW-  Silvery Slocan.  Extract   From   Companies   Aet.    1897.  "23. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary  in section 4 of the 'Mineral Aet, 1896,' or section 4  of the /Placer Mining Act, 1891,' or elsewhere in  the said Acts or other mining laws of the Province, no free miner's certificate shall be issued to  a joint stock company (or a longer period than  one year, and such certificate shall date from the  30th day of June in each j'ear; and every free  miner's certificate held by a joint stock company  at the passing of this Act shall be valid and existing until and shall expire on the 30th day of  June, 1897. Upon applying to renew any such  certificate on or before said 30th day of June, the  joint stock company shall be entitled to a i ebate  of a proportionate amount of the - fee paid for !a  certificate heretofore issued according to the 'further time for which it would but for this section  have been valid."  A big stock of Gents' Furnishings,  Hats, Boots.. & Shoes, Carpets, Art  Squares, Mats, Blankets white and  grey, Feather Pillows, ready made  Sheets "and Pillow Gases, Mirrors,  Toilet  Sets,   Hotel   Glassware   and  of the Act under which the location and   cf_   Q* T3���W_?-Eiv_  weie made, or ha& not prior to the obtain-   btOVes at JJOUme JJrOS.  visions  record wei ,  - +     ,,.,,  ing of such record made a goodand valid location  of such mineral claim according to law, the cniis  of proof thereof shall be on the person claiming  an adverse right, or so claiming that such reeord  is invalid and has been improperly obtained as  aforesaid, and hf default of such proof judgment  shall be giveri, for the holder of such prior reeord  in so far as such action, suit or matter relates to  any the matters aforesaid.  16. Notwithstanding the repeal of any Acts  relating to mineral claims, or the saving clauses  of any such repealing Acts, all such repealing  Acts shall be deemed to have contained pro visions  declaring the holders of records of mineral claims  entitled to apply for Crown Grants thereof under  the provisions of the law in force at the time of  such applications,, and .that the procedure upon  any such application shall be that prescribed by  the Statutes in force at time of such applications,  the grants thereaiter vesting in the holders such  rights as were declared by the Statutes in force at  the date of record of such mineral claims: Provided, however, that nothing contained in this  section shall impair or in any way restrict the  rights and privileges conferred on owners of mineral claims by the preceding section of this Act.  17. All Crown Grants heretofore issued to the  holders of mineral claim records shall be deemed  to have been validly issued so far as relates to  the procedure upon the application to obtain  same,.if in the application therefor the holder  thereof observed either tlie procedure prescribed  by the statutes in force at the time of the record  ot such mineral claims, or the procedure prescribed by the statutes in force at the time of the  applications for Crown Grants thereof.  18. Nothing therein contained or enacted shall  affect any litigation pending at the time of tlw  passage of this Act.  19. Sections 59 and 79, both inclusive, and 128  to 134, both*1nelusive, and Forms '���0:" and "R" of  the Mineral Act of 189(5 are hereby repealed.  20. Section 143 of the "Mineral Act, 1896," is  hereby amended by adding thereto the following  sub-section:���  ���'(a.) The Gold Commissioner or person authorised by him as aforesaid shall be governed  by the provisions of the'Official Administrators Act,' and amending Acts, and any  Rules and Regulations thereunder."  21. Sections 5.0, 13, 19, 20, 22. 27, 28 and 29 of  the "Mineral Act," being chapter 82 of the "Consolidated Acts, 1888," are hereby repealed.  22. The schedule of fees to the "Mineral Act,  1896," is herebv amended by striking out the  word "scale" iri the caption thereof and inserting  the word'.'schedule." and by striking out the first  line thereof and inserting in lieu thereof the  lowing:���  " For every free miner's certificate issued  tb an individual. *  "For every free miner's certificate issueu to  a joint stock company, ���  ''(a.) Having a nominal capital of $100,000  or less...!...    50 00  "(b.) Having a nominal capital exceeding  *100,000  100 00  23. Forms "A" and "B" of the Schedules of ihe  When in   Vancouver  Manor House.  stop at  the  f  Don't overlook Wilson s Hotel when  you are in Slocan City,  t,  . A carload of Sash and Doors and  one of Oats and Feed at Bourne Bros.  The terminus of the Slocan  River Railway, the business centre for Springer  and Lemon creek mines,  which are already shipping  ore. Lots in this the most  promising and beautifully  situated town in West  Kootenay.  SUCKLING  DK(JO��.Slocan City, Rossland'  ' Toronto.  The  fol-  oo  Butcher Co.  Shops at  Sandon,  Nelson,   Kaslo,  Ainsworth and Quartz Creek.  It was in operation when  Was turned against the country, and, now that the  gloom of the Argonaut days has disappeared,-it looms  up brighter than ever as  A place where any  ban  COME, EARLY AND AVOID THE RUSH.  Jacobson & Co,  4^%  <%��  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Furnish Clothing*  s ���: in the :���  -��� Latest Style  ���: of the :���  Tailor's  Rft.  shops at THJR.EE F0EKS & MNDON  Mew  Denver  -<%���%<&, HAS THE^-fc^  Best Furnished -Boom's/  in the Slocan Capital. a5_i��.     Cj^Room every  -Ate^,      attention is paid to guests,       _____����  and on the tables are placed the best viands obtainable.  MANAGER  JAS. DELANEY,  Agents for B.C. Sugar Refinery and  Roval Oitv Pianino- Mills.  NAKUSP, B. C. THE   LEDGE.  Fourth  Year.  Published every Thursday.  R.     T.    LOWERY,    EDITOR    AND  FINANCIER.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months .    Six il   Twelve "  .'..-............  THUKK YEAR  ..'.. ; .  �� ,75  1.25  2.00  5.00  ransieht Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  scrtion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  C orrespondenee 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 liow crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest.  THURSDAY", MAY 20.  1897.  The street cars ean now run on  Sunday in Toronto. This is more  than they can do in the Slocan. "���. I  The people of New Denver are  standing in their own light by not  pushing the project of good roads  to Silverton and Three Forks.  With ten times the number of  green prospectors in the mountains,  over any previous year, it is safe to  predict a prosperous season for the  lire fiend.  The Alien Amendment.  To the Editor of The Ledge:  I am told that a number of people  in New Denver think that the three  citizens who wired a petition- against  ,..' the alien amendment to the /'Mineral  Act" were taking too much upon  themselves in speaking for all their  ���> tel low-citizens.  -   If a fire weretfo break'out in the  town, the bucket brigade would not  be too particular about getting the  consent of the owners of the burning  buildings before commencing to save  their  property.   The enactment   of  Mr. Braden's alien amendment would  have been a much more serious matter than the burning of every building iri West Kootenay.    It was sprung  upon the legislature in the last few  days  of the   session,    and    rushed  through committee before the public  knew what   was going on.   It   was  also a matter of life and death to get  it   stopped by   any means.    A well  known newspaper man from the coast  told fe me  that  telegrams  against it  were pouring in from every part of  the Province, arid we thought it very  important  that  the   capital  of   the  principal  mining    division   in   the  Province should join in the protest.  The only people who have a good  word to say for Mr. Braden's amendment are those who have not read it.  He proposed that no free miners certificate should be issued in fnture except to British  subjects, and   those  who had declared their intention of  becoming such.    The  effect of that  would be to prevent any alie.i renewing his free miner's certificate when  it ran out.   Under that clause every  alien would have lpst all his mining  interests in the country, except  such  claims as were crown granted.    Some  of  the best   properties in  Kootenay,  belonging to theoldest pioneer, would  have been forfeited.    In the United  States such a law, depriving peaceable   individuals of   their property,  would be unconstitutional, but there  is   nothing-   in   the    constitution   of  Canada   to prevent such  a piece  of  legislative   madness  taking its   full  effect.  Mr. Braden's proposed law would  have been a glaring violation of the  law of nations. To induce the citizens of a foreign state to settle and  acquire property in a country, and  then to jump on them and   confiscate  what, they have acquired, is an act of  war against the nation whose citizens  are so treated. While the government of British Columbia was busy  providing soup kitchens for the unemployed, the government of Great  Britrin would have had a nice picnic  settling claims for compensation by  the different governments whose  subjects had been used in .such a  fashion.  Of course things could never have  come to such a pass, because the Act  would have been disallowed by the  Governor-General too quickly to let it  do much mischief. But it would have  given British Columbia a splendid  advertisement, although not exactly  of the sort which most communities  care to have. Nothing is more timid  and cautious than capital in large  money centres, and for a good many  years capital would have shunned  this Province as a cat avoids water.  Supported by the pressure of public  opinion all over British Columbia,  Mr. Hume was enabled to get the  Braden amendment reconsidered,  and rejected by a majority of one.  Nothing but public opinion could  have brought this about, for it is clear  that men so stupid as to support such  a proposal at all could never learn  an y thing either from reason or ex  perience. It is entirely due to the  people who sent unauthorized telegrams from all parts of the Province  that we are not now back where we |  we were when the Indian mints  closed in 1893.    Yours truly,,  ��� R. B. Kerr.  >]^E. PALMER, C.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND  and MINE SURVEYOR.  P.O. Box 214.  Sandon, B.C  PECIALTY  is everything in the line  of - Restaurant and Bar  Silverware. We handle  only the celebrated  Rodger Bros'  AMI  Silvery  Slocan  The richest, mineral section  of the wonderful Kootenay  Has over 50  Shipping  nines.  I make a specialty of meritorious  SLOCAN      properties     for  mining companies forming.  Wet ore claims  from $1,000 up  GEO. H; SUCKLING,  Silverton, B.C.  Knives^ Porks, Spoons,  Ladles, Bar Spoons,  Lemon Knives, etc.  Special rates on all  such orders. See our  latest and most artistic  designs of jewelry.  BOURNE  BROS.,  DE> LERS IN  GENERAL  MFRCHANDISE,  MINERS'  SUPPLIES,  DOORSISASH,  OATS,   BRAN,      TC.  NEW DENVER,  B.C.  "[TOWARD  WEST,  Assoc. R S M, London, Eng  MINING ENGINEER,    ,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties   examined   and reported on   for  m  tending purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical Laboratory, Belle;  vue ave, New Denver, B C  GWILLIM & JOHNSON.  .  (McGilf)  Mining Engineers  & Aiialy-Chemists.  Slocan City,        -      -      -    >-      -      -       BC  A.  DRISCOLL, C. E.,  Dominion & Provincial  Land Surveyor;  Correspondence solici ted.  U Q#M. WOODWORTH,  M~. A.,  LL,B.  NOTARY PUBLIC,  CONVEYANCER, E^c,  MINES and REAL ESTATE  Slocan CityVB,C.  T. TWIGG,  H.  Provincial Land Surveyor.  New Denver, B C  ���'���"���������  NewDenver.;  TOBACCONIST,  NEWSDEALER,  and STATIONER,  Imported and Domestic Cigars, Tobaccos, Fruits and Confectionery.  Mineral claims, mines, timber limits, etc, surveyed  1V/T    W. BRUNER,M; D  Physician & Surgeon.  Sandon, B.C.  nsp  Calls from a distance promptly amended to. '���  D  R. A.S. MARSHALL.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  Having placed some new machinery  in our Mill. Ave are prepared to fur  nish all kinds of rough and dressed  Lumber  and Shingles  at Seduced Prices  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago  T.  ABRIEL  NAKUSP,  B.Q.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  An office of the Slocan Hospital has  been opened at Sandon under the  medical superintendence of DR.  P. H. POWERS. Subscribers on presentation of their orders or tickets at  the Sandon office will receive medical  or surgical treatment .and the necessary medicines tree of charge.  All serious cases will be admitted  to the Hospital for treatment.  PRICE   LIST  Roucrh Lumber, n arrow,  " " wide,  Joistand Scantling sized up to  18 feet long,  8 'to 24'  21 'to 30 '  Flooring, T&G, (5 "  V. jc-int Ceiling, <*  "Rustic,  Shiplap,  Surfaced Dressed,  A liberal  %\0 ou  ��11 00 to 12 ..  11 ..  12 ..  13 ..  ���    20 ..  22 ..  22 ..  19 ..  14 ..  13 ..  Miners   in   regular  employ,   subscribing through their payroll,   can  secure all the privilege s of theabove.  For further information apply to���  J. E. Brouse, M.D.,  New Denver, B.C.  discount on large orders for Cash,  PETER GENELLE & Co  NOTICE.  REAL EST ATE,  MINES and INSURANCE,  Special attention paid to properties  on Cariboo Creek.  THE SILVERTON MINER'S UNION  .-*-��� No. 71,  Meets every Saturday night.  ,        C.  McNIOHOLLS,   President.  CHAS.  BRAND, Secretary.  D  R. A. MILLOY,  Office  is hereby  that  60 davs  after  Dentist.  Blacks Hotel,  SANDON B.C.  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and- works,'for permission to  purchase 100 acres of land, more or less situated  about 2J miles south of New Denver, on east shore  of Slocan Lake, West Kootenay, B.C.   Commencing at j. C. Harris' S.W. corner, thence north 80  chains, thence west to mineral'claim Neglected:  and following cast and south boundaries of said 1  claim to Slocan lake, thence southerly along east j  shore of said lake to point of commencement.        jl  J C. Harkis.    !'  Dntcfi April ���>nd. ik:��t. ap2!!-jo2i>. Office <fc Laboratory, Slocan City,B.C.  Wm.Darlington, M.E.,  Cornell Uni. Mass. Inst. Tech.,  H.C.Bellinger, Metallurgist,  Mem. Amer.Inst.Min.Engineers.  DARLINGTON & BELLINGER,  Mining Engineers & Metallurgical  Chemists. Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  '.)  ROSSLAND   AS   SHE   IS.  [From Our own Correspondent.]  No two Rosslanders will give the same reason  for the prevailing depression which seemed to  swoop down on the golden city some two or three  weeks ago. One will ascribe it to over-capitalisation : another will blame the extortionate greed of  house owners, who have been charging rents high  enough to build a lookout observatory upon; another will say it is owing to so many of the " no-  money class" arriving by every train. I have  also heard it said that the stock exchange has had  a hand in it, by hammering down the prices of  stock till shareholders have lost all confidence in  the stock they hold. But the editorjof the Reeoru  ���being an alien himself���points with glee to the  present stagnation us the result of the threatened  passage of the alien law by the Provincial Legislature.  But whatever the cause may be, there is no  doubt that Rossland is just now experiencing one  of the dullest periods in its short history. The  building spurt is about over and many carpenters are for the time being engaged, in counting  planks inthe sidewalks or supporting telegraph  poles on the street corners. The big business  done in the printing offices dropned off quite sud-  cenly and left about a score of printers stranded  -'��� with no prospect but. to shoulder a pack and take  * to the hills with the mighty host 'A prospectors  now leaving, or else, minus the pack, to count the  ties on the Red Mountain road between here and  Spokane. Real estate is also sleepy; very few lots  changing hands, and these at much lower figures  than ihe vendors first asked.  As for mining stocks! Tell it not in Gath: There  are none selling! Those who have held stock certificates for six months or nine, waiting lor a rise  are chagrined not a little to see the value of the  stocks they hoid droop lower an d lower every day  till some of them are less than half the price they  brought six months ago. Take tlie Monte Cristo  for instance, said by all who have sjen it to be as  good a property as there is in the camp for the  work done on it. and yet the stock which was  quoted at 22c six months ago, can now be bought  oh the Exchange at 8c and 9c. The mine is all  right, as they have a splendid body of ore in the  tunnel, and a crosscut driven 35 feet to ascertain  the width of the I de has not yet struck the hanging wall. The ore assays from *10 to #40 in gold.  What, then, is the true cause of this stock being  forced down to less than half the price it realised  when the mine was undeveloped ?  Here we may, perhaps, find a solution for the.  depression affecting the city. Stocks are going  down. If stocks are going down in the home  market the outsjde discerning public must naturally suppose that the mines do not come up to expectations, and therefore best left alone. . I do not  care to lay any blame on the stock Exchange, but  this is a selling market and it is to the benefit of  every member of the Exchange and the camp at  large to "bull" all icliable stocks, and not, ''bear"  them for the sake of half a cent more or ies?.  The great question exercising the public mind  just now is the location of Le Roi smelter. The  mining company i tend to build it themselves,  without taking any outside capitalists into the  venture. It is believed that Sheep creek, a mile  or so this. side the international boundary, will  eventually be decided upon, as there is a bluff of  limestone and some good clay for brickrnaking in  close proximity to tlie Red Mountain railway at  that point, while water is plentiful and handy. It  the smelter is built at Sheep creek I don't see wha  particular benefit the city ui Rossland will derive  irom.lt, seeing that'it is six miles away and that  distance nearer Spokane, which city always has  had and probably always will have, the cream of  Southern Kootemay's trade.  x The Mining Review gave up the ghost last  \veek. It was not very old, scarcely nine months,  but it was just as expensive to keep as a much older and lustier infant, and its progenitors decided  to shut down on its Oliver Twist proclivities and  bury it in the over crowded journalistic boneyard  of B. C. -David B. Bogle has now once more quit  the vocation of slinging ink and epigrams at the  .Provincial Government and others Of that ilk. 1  understand Mr. Bogle's action in suspending the  ��� paper was chiefly on account of the too five use of  the scissors by his partner during his (Mr. Bugle's)  iibsenee on mining business, not a solitary editorial and scarcely an original news paragraph to be  seen. This is the second death of the land in this  city, the first being that Of the Social Critic, which  emanated from the Record office.  Like the measles���and measles are prevalent in  Rossland just now���newspapers are contagious.  The Stock Roporfer died on Monday last, after  having been in existence for weeks. Weston Coy-  iiey, the editor and publisher, made a gallant  struggle, but lacking a bonus from the Stock Exchange the expense of running such a sheet greatly exceeded the income, and as a natural sequence  tne publisher is a poorer and a wiser mail than he  was two months ago." It was a fourpage octavo  and was printed at the Rosslander office at a cost  of $7 an issua (daily). All this is bad for the  printers and I think it is the duty of every newspaper in Kootenay to warn members of the stick  and rule fraternity to keep away from Rossland.  1 see the Evening Record has been selected by  the City Council as the medium for tlie jiublea-  tion ot the municipal by-laws. I don't make any  kick myself as I am nut now in the newspaper  business, but it is hardly the correct thing to subsidise the only alien sheet in the city and ignore  those run by British subjects, just because alien  sheet, like Qrlah Heep, is*"umble," when itserves  its purpose. Not but what ail the newspapers in  Rossland are alien enough, seeing that the British  element among the printers here is less than live  per cent, of the whole. The Record has gained a  gooddealof patronage and celebrity for its persistent denunciation of Dan Corbin, the railway  magnate, who, if the Reeord is correct is a most  contemptible land and money grabber, but nevertheless, if the Record were an nonest publication  it would not serve up to the public a rehash of  what appears in the Miner in the morning.  Mayor Scott is a staunch friend. He fought  hard to get a certain A. A. Dutton a fat job as  inspector of streets, houses and nuisances, but  MeGowan's interest was too strong even for  the Mayor, and Dutton was conspicuous during the recent municipal campaign as a public  speaker on behalf of Mayor Scott, posing as a  working man.. No doubt he had an eye to  iuture beheiits. and will probably get something later on. Merit or abilities seem to  have little show in Rossland. The man with  a " pull:! gets there every time.  The City Council has made several street  improvements, and the good work still goes  on. The classic precincts of Sour Dough Alley  have been obliterated, and the soiled doves  which nested thare have found new quarters  further up the hill on what used to be called  Campers' Fiat. The usual appurtenances of  red blinds and fanciful numbers are now  transferred to Paradise Row, and a stranger  would need a guide to safely lead him across  back lots and intricate windings to the blind  alley which goes by that name. Washington  street is now opened up from Le Roi avenue to  the BasebaU Fiat, and bids fair to rival,Columbia avenue as a business street. ,   *  Over a hundred prospectors have left here  during the past few weeks, chiefly for the  Salmon River country and East Kootenay.  Several are gone to the Upper Arrow Lake  country and not a few to the'eastern shores of  Kootenay Lake. There will be very little  prospecting around Rossland, as there is  scarcely an acre of ground left unstaked.  Rossland is, I think; the only town in Kootenay that has a lady doctor. Dr. Annie Verth  Jones (wife of W. H. Jones, of the Rosslander,;  passed the examination of the B. 0. Medical  Council held in Victoria last week. Dr. Jones  graduated from the Women's Medical College  of Toronto in 188(3 and obtained the degree of  M.D., O.M., from Trinity University. She is  also a member of the College of Physicians  and Surgeons of Ontario.  Harts uew opera house has just been leased  to a syndicate for five years at $125 a month.  J. J. Franklin, late superintendent of street  railways in Toronto, is manager for the syndicate, and he will employ a stock company of  first-rate articles to amuse the Rossland  public.^ Miss Beddard and some of her coin-  pauy, who are at present in the city, will be  engaged.  , Clarence Teasdale, nephew of Colonel Wharton, of the Cliff mine, and well-known inthe  Slocan, is back here irom a visit to his home  in South Carolina, Chtrence.is one of nt>tare's  gentlemen.  Charley Davis, an e.stwhile printer, who  owns two claims in the Waterlbo camp, has  returned from doing his assessment work. He  first went up with Nels Pearson and Billy  Gibson, who bonded the Aaron group to the  Horne-Payne syndicate for ^30.000, and got the  money last January. He says several claims  there are going to fetch a high price. On the  Maud S. free gold has been struck, six pounds  of rock panning out $2.36 in gold.  Tlie mines here that are working are all said  to be looking . well. Theo War Eagle never  looked better; the Le Roi's new hoist will  enable the company to ship 500 tons a day,  averaging Hb a ton ; the Centre Star has pre  worth half a million dollars blocked but-ftn-  derground and it is said Manager Durant has  stated that the company will hot ship a pound  of it until their own smelter and refinery are  on the ground- ready to treat the ore as it is  brought to surface. The Mpnte Christo is in  good ore of vast magnitude, and the Josie,  Iron Colt. Columbia and Kootenay, O. K..Iroii  Horse, Colonna, Deer Park, Enterprise, Iron  Mask, Jumbo and others in close proximity to  this city.are said to be better than ever before,  so that the depression in business cannot be  charged to the account of" pinching out,'' as  is sometimes the case in new mining cainps.  Next week I .must give you some mining  news, but we,are all waiting for the expected  inrush of English and Easter Canadian capitalists whieh has been predicted' so frequently  during the past winter. When they arrive I  guess there will be extensive^ transactions in  mining properties around here to chronicle,  but the old adage runs: "First catch your  hare.".,  Diogenes.  Capital (all paid up) $1,2,0GG,000.C0  Reserved runcl : : G^000,00O.CO  Undivided profits :    :     859,698.40  Sir Donald A. Smith, G.C.M.G-. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  KS.Clouston, General Manager,  A. Macnider, Chief Inspector & Supt. of Branches.  A. B. Buchanan, Inspector of Branch returns.  AY. S. Clouston,  Assistant Inspector.  James Aird, Secretary.  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver Branch  A general banking business transacted  o New Denver, B.C.  Is .situated on the banks of the beautiful Slocan Lake, and guests can sit upon  the balcony and gaze upon the grandest scenery in America without'extra charge  The fire escape system is excellent. The rooms are airy and decorated with the  latest results of the wall paper art. The exterior of the hotel is painted in colors  that harmonize with the idealistic scenery. The Dining Room is always provided with food that is tasty, digestible and satisfying to the inner economy of  man. The Bar is replete with the most modern, as well as ancient brands of  nerve producers.  Goldbugs, Silver Democrats, Canadian Capitalists, Prospectors, Miners,  Tenderfeet, Ten Mile Millionaires and Pilgrims of every shade in politics, religion or wealth are welcome at this hou?e. ;  Stranger,  make for the Newmarket when you reach the Slocan metropolis ami do not forget the Landlord's name;  it is  Henry Stege.  fx ,... ������������"__  WM. BENNISON, JNO. COVER. H. E. COVER. ||$  WM. BENNISON,  Branches-  Everett. Wash.  30 Upper Brook St., London,  Members of the Rossland Stock Exchange  and Board of Trade.  Cable Address���"Bknnison."  Moreing and Neal,  Clough's (new and old),  Bedford McNeill,  and A B C Codes  NOTICE  "VTOTICE is hereby given that a special meefc-  ���*-' ing of the Shareholders of the Slocan.  Milling Company, Limited Liability, will be  held at the officei of the Company, at New  Denver, B.C., on Monday, the 21st day of June.  .1897, at 10 o'clock a.m., for the purpose of considering the expediency of selling the whole or  such portion of the a ssets of the Company as  may be agreed upon at such meeting, and if  agreed upon, passing resolutions authorizing  any such proposed sale to be carried into  effect, and for such other business as may be  properly brought before the meeting.  PRANK   COX,  Secretary.  New Denver, B.C., May 17th, 1897.  DEALERS IN  AND  MINING  , ROSSLAND, B.C.  INES  SECURITIES^  0  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  CAZUBAZUA   MINERAL   CLAIM.  TAKE NOTICE that I, David Bremner, as  X agent for George .Fairbairn, free miners'  certiiicate No. 7925G, and Frank Culver, free  miners' certiiicate No. GG005 intend sixty days  from the date hereof to apply to the Gold Commissioner for a certiiicate of improvements  for the purpose of obtaing a Crown Grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that adverse claims  must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and  action commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  DAVID   BREMNER.  Dated this ,'Jrd day of May, 1897. my20-jy20  E solicit correspondence with parties liaving  meritorious mining properties for sale, and  beg to say that we have connections in the  principal cities of Canada, England and the United  States, and are in daily receipt of inquiries lor  developed mines and promising prospects  t>  WAKEFIELD   MINERAL   CLAIM.  TAKE NOTICE that I, David Bremner, as  x agent for George Fairbairn, free miners'  certificate No. 792f)(>, and J H. Wereley, free  miners' certiiicate No. G1G97 (personal representative of W. H. Smith), intend sixty days  from the date hereof to apply to the Gold  Commissioner for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that adverse claims  must be sent to the Gold Commissioner ami  action commenced before the issuance of such  certiiicate of improvements.  DAVID   BREMNER.  Dated this :ird day of 'May. "1 S<��7. myi'O-JY-'"  In active mining operations and reduction of ores,  and a knowledge of the different mining districts of  B.C. enables us to furnish reliable and competent  information pertaining to mines and mining matters.  References given.  ���....���-.   ' :   tl  inURNISHED ROOMS  lit j.hlUjt;!'  TO  LETb  Bv. Dav or Week.  Mrs. A. J. Murphy  SIXTH STREF/r.  Ladies go to Miss Cameron for dressmaking. Work guaranteed. At R  Pvman's, Sixth St. * f  A new stock of Crockery,   Lamps,  and Groceries at Bourne Bros. t  .   A new line of  made clothing at '  Shoes,   and ready  r. hobkxs.    *"  / 6  THE   LEDGE.  Fourth  Year.  /  AEOLIAN   HARP   TONES.  The south wind thro' my open-window hlows,  It trembles into music on the strings  Of an Aeolian harp, and sweetly sings  A quaint and mystic song, which louder grows,  Then dies away, until so soft it flows,  We hardly hear it, and the voice is springs!  She to the waiting Northland comes! She brings  The modest Mayflower and tlie fragile rose.  E'en now the birds among the trees are flying,  And now the willows clothe themselves in green,  And many a crocus in the field is seen.  Far off unseen ^we hear the wild goose crying.  The fcworld is;filled with spring's own   smile  serene;  For,thus she greets ns, swiftly hither hieing!  ��� Nathan Dole.  THE   PROTECTION OF THE  FOREST  IN   THE   MINERAL   BELT.  By J. Bawdex, Kingston.  The i frequent references to forest fires in the  reports-of our geological explorers, and the known  destruction of extensive areas of timber land  through the carelessness of mining prospectors,  print to the importance lof safe-guards for the  preservation of the forest-1'from'-'wasteful' and  wide spread destruction, and show the neces&ity  that such should engage the attention of the  government at this time. It is important that  every prospector should not have only the protection of a miner-'s license-, but, it is also important  fiat the right to traverse the public lands for pur-  pjsesof private gain, shall carry with it responsibility for the use of fuel for the camp fire in a  careful manner. The mining prospector should  be required on taking out a license to enter into a  bond to observe rules respecting the use of fire for  cooking purposes. Rangers should be placed at  different parts of the mineral district with authority to arrest prospectors and travellers not iri  possession of miner's licenses. The value of  forest fuel to the working miner is of immense  importance. The mining community will hail  with satisfaction any efforts on the part of the  government to protect the natural fuel supply  from the destruction which in variably follows the  careless use of camp-fires in the dry season.  It is scarcely necessary to refer to the great  forest fires in the mining regions of Minnesota,  whnh ended in the destruction of mining camps  and lumbering towns* attended with loss of life,  as a warning that similar results may be looked  for in the Rainy River District. The companies,  which are about to erect valuable mills will, he  well advised to urge upon the government the im-  pnrtance of strict legislation for the- preservation  of the forest. ��� .. ���.. f  In  British Columbia it is within i'fcasohablie I  probabili'y thi t the i nmense forest wealth of that  great province>swill;he swept away byjforest fires  ���following as a necessary consequence the careless  work of ^explorers."'; Whether the.mineral riches  of individuals may he advantageously purchased  at the expense of tne destruction of forest wealth  is a question about which publicists and politici  ans will differ.   There  is no reason why  the  advantages of mineral development should be  purchased at such enormous cost, as the history  of the destruction  of immense forest wealth  in  California and elsewhere would warrant us to expect in British Columbia.   The destruction Of the  light timber and soil of a mineral range may perhaps expose mineral wealth  which otherwise  would lie unknown for ages.   There is a certain  degree of temptation before the unwatched prospector who, contemplates the cheaply won gain  which a forest fire may reveal.   The danger  which follows from  converting a good servant  into a bad master will hardly wain a reckless  prospector.   It is to be hoped, however, that the  public and the Crown Lands Department, will not  a'low him to try  conclusions in such reckless  1 ashion   that the  holocaust of art entire forest  region, with  many  crisply   burned human victims, may be among the sad consequences.  Woman's Card Party.  Chicago Tribune.  The following conversation is said to have been  overheard by a waiter in a ladies' club:  Jane, said Maria, it is your lead.  Why, no. answered Jane, it is Ida's.  No, spoke up Ida; it is not my lead; Susan dealt  the cards.  Why, then it must by lead, said Maria. What,s  trumps?  Hearts!   shouted three young voices in iniison.  Well, there's my lead, said Maria, playing the  deuce of clubs.  But you must lead a trump card, my dear, cried  Jane.  Yes. and lead the biggest trump you have in  your hand, put in Ida, Jane's partner.  Well, then, here is the queen of hearts, said  Maria.  IO, you mean thing, you! exclaimed Jane, that  takes my king.  But I will take the trick, for I have the ace, said  Ida. '  But, remarked Susan, that's the ace of dia  monds.  .   So it is,  said Ida.    Well, here's the four of  hearts.  I'va got.the ace of hearts, purred Susan.- Does'  that take the trick ? . ?^^;  Of course it does, answered Jane/  No it doesn't, said Ida. A court-_ard always  takes another card.  O, let's stop playing! cried Mariar, wearily. It's  no fun when there are no men to tell you how to  play '���:���:���'���  '       ..- .'.���'   ' '    '..'.������  THE   WORLD'S   NEED.  ONEOFEAGH  Nails, Ore Sacks^ Coal, Hardware, Canned Goods,  Iron and Steel, Hay, Green' Vegetables, Oats,  Groceries, besides the many smaller lots coming in  daily.   We invite you all.   Low prices for cash.  WM HUNTER & CO.,  THREE FORKS  SILVERTON  <%^  So many gods, so many creeds.  So many paths that wind and wind,  While just the art of being kind.  Is all the sad world needs.  ���Ella W. Wilcox.  -T_iis   NTe-vv-i__ou.se>,-  With the old name, is well equipped to accomodate a large number of Guests.   The building is  plastered and the rooms are unsurpased for comfort in the Slocan, while in the  Dining Room can be found the best food In the market.  Life is short; we must try to do one another a  good turn.  Within thy own sphere, accomplish what thou  canst; be active and cheerful and find happiness  in pursuing the present.  ���Maxims from Goethe,  Charlie���I met our new minister on my way to  Sunday school, mamma, and he asked me if I ever  played marbles on Sunday.  Mother���H m.   And what did you say to that?  Charlie���Isaid, -'Get ^the^betvind me, Satan,"  'and walked nght off arid left him.v  Jimmy���I 'd like to be a' doctor when I grow  up.  Tommy���What for?  J im'my���So's when fellers1 mothers brought  'em to me I could say to keep 'em home from  school a week or two.  __o_3__:r,t oxjisriq'iisrca-  Proprietor*  Tents, all sizes, at. Bourne Bros, f  The children had written compositions on the  1 giraffe. They .were reading them aloud to tlie  class. Afr last the time came for little Willie  Diran to read his. It was as follows: "The  giraffe is a dumb animal, and cannot express  itself by any sound,.be.cause its neck is so long its  voice gets tired on its way to its mouth,  Sartdon.  Has ample accommodations for a large number of people. ^The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided with everything in the market.  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers. J -  A Mining' Camp Incident.  For weeks and weeks Tom Sheppard had- been  a sick man at our mining^ camp at Black Bear  Valley. Everybody felt Sony for him, and yet a  sick man in a mining camp is a great inconvenience and a burden.   One day." Judge  Watkins  went up to see him, and after finding him no better and no worse than he had- been for many  weeks he said:  Tom, I don't want to seem cold hearted about  this thing, but the boys are beginning to wonder  why you don't die or get well.  Yes, reckon they are, replied Tom, and you kin  tell'em I'm goin'to die.  Do you feel it's fur the best, Tom ?  I do*. I ain't got much to live fur and might as  well peg out now as other time.-- I've been waitin'  fur a week er two.  Waitin'! Fur what?  Fur to die decently, I'm no lord or duke, but I  want things fixed up in good shape. I want to be  washed up, shaved, have my hair cut and git into  some decent duds, and I won't die till I do.  The Judge told the boys what was required.and  that aftetnoon two or three of 'em knocked off  work and fixed Tom up. A shirt was borrowed  of one, a coat of another, a vest of another and  bv-and-by the sick man was rigged out in the  best the camp afforded. When all this had been  done he said���Now, then^1 feel more like dyin',  but there's one more thing I want, I want Jo e  Billings to come up with his fiddle and play me a  few tunes.  Joe was sent for and after considerable .kicking  he got his fiddle and went up to Tom's shanty.  Tom was propped up in bed and waiting, and  Joe suit down'ana gave him the Old Oaken Bucket, Old Folks .at.. Home, Nellie Gray and? half-a-  dozen other well-known airs. He had been-play-,  ing for an hour, his eyes on the hill opposite.when  Judge Watkins looked in and said:  Cut it off, Joe-^Tom's dead!  And.so he was, and when the boys came to observe the pleased and contented look on his face  they were agreed that he had died decently and  been given a fair start on his way.  ���Louisville Comior-.fournfll.  Paints and  Bourne Bros.  Oils just received at  ^%^3I?WW$3SF3i^WW316r��  5&  EMPLETONSj  Turner, Beeton & Co.  Wholesale Merchants, Shippers and Importers.  VICTORIA,   B. C  LONDON,  ENG.  IVER  RANULES  1  I  a  Kootenay Branch���NELSON, B. O.  A large stock of all sized bags always on hand in Nelson  f  MILD CATHARTIC AND ALTERATIVE.  APPLICABLE .'. IN .'. CONSTIPATION,  ' TORPID LIVER, HEADACHE DUE TO  , INDIGESTION, ETC., AND THE MORE  COMMON STOMACHAL AND INTESTINAL MALADIES.  '��� ���|  J. C. TEMPLETON,  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGIST,  IV CALGARY, N. W. T.  ^ *Vs Ate -W> ^ ^ff__k_____g____j_. *r  fo, s.lle,t NEL8oN'S DRUG STORE,  New Denver.  AMOS THOMPSON, W. D. MITCHELL  Manager. Secretary.  r. b. Thompson, Notary Public  NEW DENVER, B.C.  Is a new house, with new furniture 'and'eyery'tbing\(^m_)rtaible  for the taaveling public. The bar has the'.'best."goods in the  market. ANGRIGNON BROS., Proprietors.  Sash & Door Co-,  Amalgamated with Genelle & Co.  Prepared to furnish  Rough and Coast Dressed Lumber,  Sash & Doors, Moulding., Finishings, Etc.  - Office,-Warehouse and Yard:.   NAKUSP.  J. B. McGHIE, Local manager  Nakusp, B.C.  NEW DENVER, B.0.  Mines and Mining: Properties for  sale. Abstracts, Conveyancing, Ac-  Correspondence solicited.  Agents for Phoenix Insurance Co.  of London, Eng\  The theatres in Japan have a novel method of  pass-out tickets which are positively not transferable.   When a person wishes to leave the theatre  before the close of the performance, with the intention, of returning, he goes to the doorkeeper  and hold."- out his right hand. The doorkeeper,  then, with a rubber stamp, imprints on the palm  tlie mark of the establishment.  Tents of various  T. H. Hoben's.    x  It is a common experience amongst mountain  climbers to find butterflies lying frozen on the,  snow,~and so brittle that they break unless they;  are very carefully handled. Such frozen butterflies on being taken to a warmer climate recover  themselves and fly away. Six species of butterflies have been found within a few hundred miles'  of the North Pole.  kinds for sale at  A Special  | Bourne Bros.  Vne of 44 Carbines at Fourth Year.  THE  LEDGE.  -:THE:-  McGUIGAN, B.C.  Best house in the City.  Good*accomodation for the  oscillating public.  BOKGARft & PEIGKART.  R. ST RAT BE  NOTICE;  KASLO CITY.  B.C  The only Practical Watchmaker in the Kootenay District. Orders by mail eceive promp  attention. '-���'���������. :  ALL WORK GUillAFrEEl)  The new additioiitotiie-  LELAND  "VTOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after  IM date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to pur  chase two hundred and forty (240) acres of land,  situated near the junction of .Upper Eight Mile  creek with Lower Eight Mile creek, Slocan lake.  West Kootenay, and described as follows:���Commencing; at a post planted on the west bank of  Upper Eight mile creek, thence north 60 chains;  thence east 40 chains; thence south 60 chains;  thence west 40 chains to the .place of commencement.  BRITISH  BANK OF  Kaslo&Sloga  Established in 1836.  'INCORPORATED liY ROYAL CHARTER IN 1&10      j  TIME CAED".No. 1.  R. B. KERR.  Dated 6th April, 1897  ap8-ju8  NOTICE.  VTOTICE is hereby given that application will be  LV made to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia at its present session  f or an Aet to incorporate a company for the purpose of supplying water, and generating electrie-  ity for the suppl v of light, power; arid heat to the  inhabitants of Silverton, B. C, and to mines;  towns and residents within a radius of twenty  miles from said towns, and for these purposes to  take and divert at any point or points on Fourmile  Creek or its tributaries so much of the water of  the same as hiay be riecessary or proper for supplying water, and for generating and supplying  electricity to consumers; and to construct, maintain and operate a telephone system within the  said radius} and for all such rights, powers, arid  privileges'as may be necessary for carrying on  he objects aforesaid.  Paid-up Capital.  Reserve Fund ...  ,...��4,  ...    1,  8GG;<50��  338^333  London ^Office���3 Clements  St., E. C. ,  Lane, Lombard  li  Makes it one of-the Largestand most  Comfortable Hotels in Kootenay.  ."' No. 387. . '. ������'"���  CERTIFICATE OF THE REGISTRATION OF:  A FOREIGN COMPANY.  ''Companies' Act," Partly., andariiending Acts  "The Arlington Consolidated;Minihg and Smelt-'  ing Company?5: (Foreign).  ���Registered the 3rd day of March; 1807.  T HEREBY CERTIFY^ that; I have this day  X registered "The Arlington Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company" (Foreign) under the  "Companies' Act,^ Part IV;*"Registration of Foreign Companies; "^airiia^^ , ;v. ;_;  The heart'offl^of^lie^'aifd^om'p^ny is situated  at the City of Spokane; in' ttiii- State < of Washington, U. S. A. ;���'."���;_ .../..._; '..,rJ":\. '\?;'/ -  The objects for which the Company is established  are:���To work, operate, buy sell, lease, locate,  acquire, jirocure, hold and deal in mines, metals  and mineral claims of eveiy kind and description,  within the United Stated or America and the Province of British Columbia; Canada;-to carry on  and conductageneral riiining, smelting aridre-  duetiori business; to purchase,, acguire, hold,  erect and operate electric and power plants for  the purpose of mining arid treating ores, arid for  the purpose of furnishing lights and creating  power for all purposes;, tohond, buy, lease, locate  and hold ditches, flumes and water rights; to  conduct, lease, buy,sell, build or operate railroads,  femes, tramways and other ways of transportation, for transporting ores, riiining and other  materials; to own bond, buy; sell, lease, and  locate timber and timber claims, and finally to do  every thing' consistent; proper^ 6onveriieiit and  requisite lor. the carrying; on of the objects arid  purposes aforesaid in their fullest and broadest  .sense; within the territory aforesaid;  The capital stock of the said Company:is one  million dollars; divided in to one million shares of  the par value of one dollar each..:  Giveri under my hand and seal of office at  Victoria, Province of British 'Columbia, this 3rd  day of March, 1��97.  [L.s.[ S.   Y, WOOTTON,   .    .  Registrar of Joirif; Sfock Companies  CERTIFICATE OF JiWPROVEiyiEfiTS  ADELA MINERA_ CLAIM.  Situate in the Sloean Mining Division of West  Kootenay District on the Galena -Farm south of  Silverton, B. C.  TAKE NOTICE the we the undernamed Ada J.  Brown > free miner's certificate No 74,227 and  James C Bolander, free miner's certificate No  65.906 and William Thomlinson, free miner's certiiicate No 74,607, intend sixty days from date  hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a cer-  thcate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above claim. .��������'.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before tlie issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 2oth Day of April, A. D. 1897.       ju 22  APPLICATION  FOR   LIQUOR  LICENSE,  , Dated at New Denver, B. C. the 18th day of  March,' A.D.1897.  v-.:.v-. R.B.KERR, :'^,,.';      ,  mli25 07������-'���������".' Solicitor for tlie applicants  NOTICE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after  IV date I intend to apply to the; Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works;fdr permissioii to  purchase 240 acres of landy situated near the shore  ot Slocan lake, between Rosebery and New  Denver, and described as follows:���Commencing  at a post planted about half a mile east from the  mouth of Wilson Greek, immediately north of the  right of way of the Nakusp & Slocan Railway;  thence 60 chains north; thence 40 chains east;  thence 60 chains south; thence 4C chains west to  the point of eoirimenceriient.  WILLIAM  THpMLINSON.  . / New Denver, B.C.,  Dated'this 3lst day of March; A.D. 1897.  NOTICE;  COURT   OF   DIRECTORS".' '     ,  J. H��� Brodie E. A. Hoare"*  John James Cater H. J. B, Kendall|  Gaspard Farrer J.J. Kingsford v ������-.  Henry R. Farrer Frederic Lubbock  Richard H. Glyn Geo. D. Whatman  Secretary���A. G. Wallis.  Head Office in Canada���St. James St.;  Montreal, ���',-.,  H. SriKEMAN, - -        General Manager  J. EoisiAr, Inspector.  BRANCHES   IN  CANADA. ;  .London Kingston     '   Halifax N^ S.    ;  iBrantford'" Ottawa Rossland; B:C..  Paris Montreal Sandon, B C.      '  Hariiiltoi! Quebec Victoria, B.C.  Toronto St- John, N.B. Vaiicouvef?B.C,  Erederietoh, N.B. Wirinipeg.Man. Braridbh, Mini.  Kaslo, BC, Trail, BC;  AGENTS IN THE UNITED STATES, ETC.  :i  New York���52 Wall Street���W: Lawson & J. C;  Welsh.,   ..."  Sau Francisco���124 Sansom St.-^-H. M. I. Mc-  Michael and J. R. Ambrose. '���J ��  London Bankers���The Bank of England Messrs  Glyn & Co.  r Foreign Agents���Liverpool���Bank of Liver  pool. Scotland���National Bank of Scotland  Limited, and branches. Ireland���Provincial  Bank of Ireland; Ltd., and branches, National  Bank,. Ltd.; and branches. Australia--Union  Bank of Australia,' Ltd. New Zealand^-Uuion  Ban k of A ustrali'a, Ltd;: India, China and Japan  4-Mercantile Bank of India, Ltd. Agra Bank;  Ltd. West Indies���Colonial Bank.: .Paris-  Messrs. Mareuard, Krauss et Cie.V Lyons���Credit  Lyonnais.  GEORGE KYDD, Mauagei  SandoriyBC ���  First Bank Established in the Slogan  IM EFFECT WED^OV; 25, 1895  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Leaved GO A.M.   Kaslo Arrive, 3 50 P.M  "   8 36     '���       South Fork "       3 15 ������ "  ��� "   9 36    *.'      Sproule's . "      2 15 :. ���"  "   9 51     "Whitewater "      2 00    "  '���10 03 ."���*      BearLake "      1 48��� :"���'  u 10 18 '  "���   ��� McGuigan "      133   ���"  " 10 30 '"���������    Bailey's "      1 21   : ���"  ''10 38 ���"���     Junction "      1 12    "  Arr. 10 50    "      Sandon., Leave l 00    "  For rates and information apply at  Company's Offices. "  ROBT. IRVING;       R. W/BRYiiN,  Traffic Mngr. Supt. and Ass'tTrras  Schedule No. 3, Jan. 4;'9T  Biriliis  i^B  ���   ^-WEST_OUND.-s  Nol' No. 2  Passenger. Stations,  Tues.,   j Daily  Thurs.    except  & Sat.,   Sunday. Lv.  6:30 pm   8:30 am Trail  ^EASTBOUND.-v,  No. 2.--'���...' No.4^  Passenger ;>  Tues., .Daily  Thurs.   except  Ar.&Sat.,: Sunday.  .   8:00 am   6:00 pm  "KTOTICE is hereby given that 60 daj's from date  I" I will apply to the Cluef. Commissioner of  Lands and Works for permission* to purchase 320  acres on the Columbia river commencing at a post  planted alongside S. Walker's north-west corner  post, thericeruriiiirignorth40chains, thence east  80 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence west 80r  chains to the point of commencement, containing  .320 acres riiore or less. |  ������;���������'" Ellen McDougald.  Nakusp, April 20,1897.     .      ....... ap29-je29  ': -NOTIGE.  SIXTY days afterdate I intend to apply to the  ' Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for  permission to purchase the following described  land situated on Snow Creek, about three miles  from the Columbia river: Commencing at a post  marked W. A. Harrison's north-west corner post  and running east 40 chains, thence south 40  chains, thence west "40 chains; thence' north 40  chains to point of commencement, and containing  160 acres of land more or less.*"''"���������'.  I Willtam Alfred Harrison,  Nakusp, West Kootenay;  ;    14th April, 1897. ap29-je29  Incorporated by4Royal Charter 1862;. ';  Capital (with power to increase). 1...... ��2,920;6oO  Resel-ve.. J...  ..';........ ....;..........       486,666  NOTICE.  Heiacl Office: 60 Lombard Street, Loriddriv llBrig-  branches:  In BritishColumbia^yictoria) Vancouver,New  Westminister,Nariaimo,Kariilodps,NELSONj  KASLO and SANDON, (Slocan District): ^"v  In the United States:���San Francisco and" Port-  larid. '- " :':-'   ���   .���'������-  Agents and Correspondents:   v:  CANADA :���Canadian Baiik Of ComriTaVce  Merchants' Bank of Canada, the Molsons Bank  Imperial Bank of Canada and Barik of" Nova-  Scotia. UNITED STATES :���Canadiari Bank  of Commerce' (Agency)',' New York;' Bank; of  Nova Scotia, Chicago. The London and Sari  Nrancisco Bank, Ltd.-, Tacoma; , The Euget  Sound National Bank. Seattle. The Exchange;  National Bank, Spokane. AUSTRALIA' AND  NEW ZEALAND:���Bank of Australasia.  HONOLULU:   Bishop & Co,  Sstndlon I3r*a,_io_i.  6:40 pm" 8:40 am       Smelter ���0   7:47 am ��� 5:47 pm  6:45pm 8:45am      McLeod's ;   7:42aril   5:42pm  7:00 pm 9:00 am   -r   Warfield - ;.;7:8l.am; 5:31 pm  7:05 pm 9:05 aril Tiger Switch Bk 7:26 am  5:26 pm  7:1.0pm 9:10am   Crown Paint. 7:21am   5i21 pm  7:15 pm 9:15 am Lake Mouritain 7:16 am   5:16 pm  7:25pm 9:25am      Carpenter''��� 7:10am   5:10pm  7:35 pm 9:35 am    Union Ave    7:03 am   5:08 pm  7:40pm 9:40am      Rossland > V ;7:00am" 5:00pm  8:00 pm 9:50 am Rossland Wye 6:40 am   4:40 pni  'V.\. ���    ���'.'.:������������    THE  STEAMER "  LEAVES NEW DENVERT:  every morning at 8 o'clock  ] ���      (Sundays excepted;  FOR SILVERTON,  SLOCAN CITY and 'A;LL  INTERMEDIATE POINTS.  Returning will,! if possible, riiake connections  with the west-bound train on the N."& S. Ry.  ] Powder carried only on Fridays: v  , Time Table subject to change'without notice.  G. L. ESTABROOK; Master.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that sixty (60) days  11 after date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase 160 acres of land Commencing at a post  mai-kedL. P. S'sN.E. Corner, thence 40 chains  south,.thence 40 chains Mrest, thence 40 chains  north, theriee 40 chains east to point of commencement, near Fennell and Four Mile creeks. Slocan  district, and adjoining the ground staked by Thos.  Abriel.  LUTHER PRESCOTT STARRATT  Dated Ap.iil 14,1897.  ap22-ju23  NOTICE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that at the expiration  il of one month from the date of the first publi:  cation hereof, the undersigned will-apply to the  stipendiary magistrate for the district of West  Kootenay for a license to sell liquor hy retail at his  hotel on Ruth street in the town of Sandon, B.C.,  said hotel to be known as the Windsor, and situate on a portion of Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, Bk ck 7, Sandon  Townsite  EDWARD GOLD.  Dated at Sandon, B. C.  Mav 4th. 18I/7.  m4-ju4  "VTOTICE is hereby given that sixty (00) davs  r\ after date I in end to apply to the Chief Goiri-  mi&sioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase 160 acres of land commencing at a post  marked "T. A's"N. W. Coiner, running thence  40 chains east, thence 40 chains south, thence 40  chains west, thence 40 chains to point of commencement, near the junction of Fennell and  Four Mile creeks, Slocan district.  THOS. ABRIEL.  Dated April 14.1897.   ' ' ._ ' ap22-ju22  NOTICE.  ^VTOTICE is hereby given that 6') days from date  1\ we will apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for the privilege of itaking 500  inches of of water from Gory creek to be used for  Irrigating and other purposes. Allen's creek runs  through Allen & Cory's pre-emption, near Ten  Mile creek on Slocan lake.  ALLENT & CORY.  apr22-ju22  Dated April 21,'iSii  :H  SMattllls  Nelson & Ft.  RAILWAYS  The only all rail route without change  fears between Nelson and Rossland  nd Spokane and Rossland.  Only Boute to Trail Greek  and Mineral District of the  Oolville Reservation, Nelson, Kaslo,  Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Daily, Except Sunday.  Leave.   ... Arrive.  9:00 aan.        NELSON       5:20 p.m.  10:30" ROSSLAND      3:25   "  7:30 a.m.       SPOKANE      6:30 p.m:  Close connection with Steamers for Kaslo and  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle  River and Boundary  Creek connect at "Marcus with stage daily.  and  Cheapest  or  West.  Steamer leaves Nakusp every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday  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 iind  rates. It,will save you money  Apply to nearest Railway Agent  or to  District Passenger Agent,  Vancouvei  AT.M.McGREGOR, T.P.A., Nelson, B.C 8  THE   LEDGE.  Fourth  Year.  MINING RECORDS.  Recorded at New  Denver,   the   Assessments  Transfers arid Locations':  ASSESSMENTS.  May/11   :\  Tamarack, Falls VieAv���C E Fielding et al.  New Columbia���Ira Black.  May 12 '   . '���,".       . .%-.������  Ashland���PA McDougall. "���--'  Golden West���JnoP Driscoll.  May 13 ..' ^ ;:';-'.'  Wild Horae���Thos Lacombe.  Denver, Chief���R C Campbell-Johnston.  North Star���A Mullen.  Atlanta No 2���same.  Heather Bell���same. <-���  Atcheson Fraction���same.  Redina���Jas Ward.  May 14. '  Mammoth���G W Hughes.  Apex���same.  Standard-W E Boie.  Peerless���same.  Morning Star���same.  Boys���same.  Coronation���Jas Smith.  Memphis���Chas Braud.  Rabbit Paw���The Star M & M Co.  Carbonate���Jas O'Brien et a 1.  Mahoning���same.  May 15     ���  Hidden Treasure No 2���Alexander Waddell  May 17  Egypt���W H Crawford.  AVilson���EC Pease.  Charleton���Jas H Plotts.  Robin--E M Sandilands.  Compass���Geo M SoRelle.  May 18  Neptune���Nels .Nelson.  Hecla���same.  Calumet���same. ���   .  Huxley���Wm Brasch.  Fern���J J Rafferty.  Gettysburg���Geo Alexander, J H Ashton.  Copper Glance���J no Brinen.  Oma���F 0 Berg.  Nepawa���Ed Shannon, Angus McGilivray.  Baker Fraction���same.  BoLsevanie���same. <  .  Queen of the Hills���Jackson Radelifie and Chas  Newhou��e.  ,  Iron Horse���Dan McLeod.  Slocan Empress���Springer, Joseph Law and J  T Tipping  Pefoucer���same, T M Clement  St James-12 Mile* DA McDonald  Great Fall���Cedar, A Brodmann  Down���Wilson, Thos Highland and Beit La  Flure . "���  Chieftain���same    ���  Hold Out������12 Mile, Chas T Miller  Quebec���St John's basin, O Lemiux  Ida���same, David Butchort  Cognac���same, Fred Cemiux  Bardoux���same  Flow���same, David Butchort  Rose of Sharon���Lemon, Alex Campbell  Brooklyn���Carpenter, F S Andrews  Assiiiiboia���Rouinson, W E Newman arid John  WBlurch  Elkhom���same ��� A  Abe Lincoln���Carpenter, -J,no Tren vick,  '   ���,      "-���..���'"''    TRANSFERS.  May 11 v ���-;���    .  Wm Kerr to Jno L-White���\ Panther, April 10,  ��1      ���  Lawrence Gallagher to Aaron's Rod M& DCo  ���4 White Swan. $1  Alex Long to same���J White Swan, March 31,  n  L Gallagher to same���\ Golden West and Invincible, March 31, $175  Wm Telford to same���} Golden West and Invincible, $1  Chas Wallroft to same���\ Golden West and Invincible, March 31, $1  Albert Jeffreys to same���\ Golden West and Invincible, March. 31, $1  W C Jones to the Miller Creek Mining Co���the  Sampson. New Springfield and Wonderfcl Fraction , April lo, $1  Dan McLeod to G A Conners���?.- Divide, May 11,  l$l  May 12  David  Whitley  to  Swan, March 15, !rl  J I Sullivan to Ella Brown  5200  Chas Sandison�����  White-  h Pickup, May 9,  The future Gommereial Centre of  Sldcan Lake district. Sacked  "by important jpayrolls of The  Galena Faring Wakefield,Fisher-  maiden, Thompson, Prescott and  other mines.  Lots now on sale. Terms easy.  Prices $75 up. Maps on application.    Now is the time to buy.  Geo. H. Suckling:,  General Agent Silverton Townsite.  LOCATIONS.  May 12 ''>'.<  Golden Cup���4 Mile, A A McDonald.  Silver Crown���McGuigan, P A McDougald  Washburn���Bear lake, same  Mduutaih Key Fractional���Bell creek, John P  Driscoll arid Harry Davis  Brighton���east Slocan lake, same  May Day���Carpenter, Robt Potter  Ott--6 Mile; Lewis Ott  Lakeportr-east Slocan lake, Walter Cloughand  ; Howard Guest ,V '  Ergo���Howson, Oscar Burbank  Eye���same W Howe,  M'ia���St John basin, Oscar Burbank  Aker���same  Kcshi���Howson, Robt Porter  May 13  Winter Resortr-Rosebeiy, Paul Nikotia  Rosebud���Slocan City, Jno Guthrie  Silver Dale���Carpenter, Arthur Mnllen  Gvpsie Lass���Lemon ,D R Young  Klotif���same, Fred J Smyth  Concord���same -���     '     .  Anniston���Lemon, A Wakley  - Bismark���East Slocan lake,N J Riplinger  La Vanetta���same  Armanda���Cody, J A Black  ���Florence���Carpenter, J A Black and D Johnston  Glaseo���Cariboo, Kenneth Morrison  May 14 V. : 0v;'(:  Cody Slocan���Cody, W L O'Conriell * t  Slocan Chief���same, A M Casey  Highland Chief���east Slocan 'lake, S H Pur-  cell  Olympus���Bear lake, Wm Valleritine and J W  Ryan  Wasa���Carpenter, Alex Koski  Blue Grouse���same, Benj Wick  Mascott-^Nemo, Jos McDonald  New Discovery���west Slocan lake, Joseph McDonald  Borene���same, Joseph McDonald, Duncan McPherson, Donald McPherson and Chas O Borene  Mammoth���Nemo. Chas O Borene  McCleunan ���same, Chas 0 Borene, Jos McDonald and Duncan Mcpherson  Maggie Mac���west Slocan lake, Duncan McPherson  McPherson���Nemo, same  Broken Jack���New Denver, F L Bryan and A  V Smith  May lo  Elgin���Carpenter, Jno McNeil  Bismark���same.  Maggie Me���4 Mile, Neil Mclnnes  Gold Hill Fraction���Springer, Rod. McCrim-  moii  Silver Star���Carpenter, Martin Knight  Brunswick���same  Silver Blossom���McGuigan siding. Wm Rad-  palh, PA McDougall  Texas���Springer, Harrv Davis  Bell wood���Wilson. H M Walker  Mary Ann���Slocan City, Russell Nichol  May 17  Iron Clad���Payne mt, David Nagle  Manitoba���4 Mile, John Nunn and Samuel Watson  Gold Chest���Wilson, Jos A Guere  Little John���8 Mile, Wm Anderson  Deloraine���same, Elias Jones  Rockford���same, Wm Thomlinson  Victor���10 and 12 Mile. J A Carter  Dwight���12 Mile, same  Highland Belle���10 and  12 Mile, Runnie Esta-  b rooks  May 18,.  Norah���Carpenter, Jos B Martin  Ethel���same, W Stubbs  Bimetallic���same, H H Pitts and Wm Stubbs  Alice���Wilson, C H Richardson  Delta���Slocan. Herbert Cummings  Florancc���Carpenter. Wm   Stubbs   and   H   H  PiltS  May 13  S L Goldberg to Thos Lacomb���J Norway, May  13, $1  Oseai Sampson to same���} Norway, May 10, $1  Sam W Ray to Thos Wall���1/12 Richmond, Oct  21 $1  Same to Goo Gooderham���The Richmond, Star-,  view, Empire and Watson and a \ interest in  Summit; Nov, 24, $1  C H Doughton and Toseph Hedges to W L Belt  ���the Santifee, March 8, $5000  Peter McNichol to Henry McKay��� h Rouman  ia Ftu, May 7, $1  -  D D McGillivray and J O Todd to Andrew Ja-  cobson���i Huntingdon, May 13,. $125  Jenny Knapp to Michael Landrigan���J Good  Hope, April 29, $1  MichaelEandrigan  to  Andrew  J  Murphy���1/6  Good Hope; April 39, $1  May 14-   ��� * '  j Nathaniel N Franklin to Wm Glynn����� Eagle  Feather, March 16, $1  Chas Chambers to A T Hay ward���the Big Timber, May 5, $1l'  Peter Le Clair and A H Blumenauer to the Sandon M & M Co���the Sunrise and Mascott No 3,  April 15, $1  Chas Brand and Jas Smith to A Farini���J Memphis and Coronation, May 14, $1475       .  Ira W Black to John Shannon���The Carbonate,  May5,$l    ,       \. *���-'���������.   ,  '.. Wm H R-yan  to Josiah  Fletcher���1/6  Bessie  April 17, $1  May 15  Alex Stewart to John McNeil����� Empire, Oct 27  C. D. Rand.  D. S. Wallbridge  Mining*- and Stock Brokers,  Notaries Public and Conveyancers,  SJ^lSTIDOlsr B. O.  Mines bought and sold. Stocks for sale in all B. C. mines.  Official brokers for Wonderful Group Mining- Co.  Kootenay agents for Bondholder Mining Co.,  St., Keverne Mining   Co  Phoenix Consolidated Mining Co. and Two Friends Mine Co.'s stocks.  Oom )anes   Stoo]s.e��cl a,ndL Promoted.  NOTICE.  Chas Brand to  John  Tinling����� Echo No. 2,  April 25,61.  Jas Smith to same���J Hillside, April 15,-sfl  Max Heckman to the Maritime Exploration Co  ���The Iron Cap, May 12, $8000  Chas Brand and Jas Smith to G A Farini�����  Memphis and Coronation, May 14, option at $15,-  000  H H Pitts to E M Sandilands���J.Oakland, May  IM*     '.������"  L A Thurston to F  G  Carlisle���the Defiance,  May 12, $50 , ��������� ���:���.���  WH Willis to L A Thurston���the Defiance,  May 12, $i  W J Garbutt to Mary Loyd���J- Mariner, Magnet, Edison, PQ and O P, May 12, -l  Same to Alex G Hamilton���same, May 13, $1  Chas Hoffman to E J Dyer���-1/32 Meteor and Ottawa, April 26, $1  Same, to same���J Oultus, April 2G.-1  Same to W M Shaw���1/32 Meteor and Ottawa;  Feb 10, $1  NOTICE is hereby given that a special meeting  of the shareholders of the Alamo Mining Company, Limited Liability, will be held at the office  of the Company, at Three Forks, B. C, on Monday the 21st day of June, 1897, at 10:30 o'clock,:  a. m., for the purpose of considering the expediency of selling the whole or such portion of the  assets of the Company as may be agreed upon at  such ^meeting, and if agreed upon, passing'resolutions authorizing any such proposed sale to be  earned into effect, and for such other business as  may be properly brought before the meeting.^ ;  Fbank Cox, Secretary.  New Denver. B.C., May 27th, 1897.  NOTICE.  LOCAL   BREVITIES.  Sandon  June 22.  will  have a Diamond Jubilee, on  A Church of England is to be established in  New Denver.  A lacrosse club is to be organised by the  lovers of the sport.  John Black and wife are late arrivals from  Hillsdale, Ont. They are stopping at the  Windsor.'  - "Oot Tomolleys," Craps and his brother  Blackjack are playing nightly engagement in  New Denver.  George Mackenzie has opened a tinsmith  and plumbing shop on Sloean avenue, next to  the Denver House.  If the warm weather continues a few days  more there is danger of a flood of the business  portion of Slocan City such as that '94.  Duke Walker, an old New Denver boy, returned from Vancouver Sunday. He will  attend to the office work of S.T.Walker &  Sons, to be installed in the Bolander black.  New Denver's Recording Office is flooded  with business these days, but this does no*  interfer with the regular receipt of amusing  inquiries for information. Among the latest  is one reading: " Please send me a list of all  the prospectors and miners operating in your  division." Some people can get along without nerve in this world.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that a special meeting  ���^ of the Shareholders of the Slocan Tramway  Company, will be held at the office of the Company, at Three Forks. B.C., on Monday the 21st  day of June, 1897, at 12 o'clock, m., for the  purpose of considering the expediency of selling the whole or such portion of the assets of  the Company as may be agreed upon; at such  meeting, and if agreed upon, passing resolutions authorizing any such proposed sale to  bo carried into effect, and for such other business as may be properly brought before the  meeting.  FRANK   COX,  Secretary.  Three Forks, B.C., May 17th, 1997.  ic��in*Ea *s_��__rf r_s_a'v  NOTICE   TO    JOINT    STOCK   COMPANIES.  ITjHE following section, numbered 161, of the  ���*���" Companies  Act. 1897,"   relative to   the  issue of a free miner's certificate is published  for the information of JOINT STOCK COM-  fPA_JIES;  JAMES BAKER,  '.;���--..:���..'  . Minister of Mines.  Provincial Secretary's Office,  '..'������' 14th May; 1897.      ; '  NOTICE  "VTOTICE is hereby given that a special meet-  -L' ing of the Stockholders of* the Minnesota  Silver Company, Limited, will be held at the  Concentrator, near Three Forks, British Columbia, on the 21st day of June, 1897, at 11  o'clock, a.m., for the purpose of considering  and acting upon a proposition to sell or grant  an option upon the Elgin and Ivenhoe mineral  claims upon terms and conditions to be stated  at the meeting. ���  T. J. AUSTEN,  Secretary.  May 20,1897.   .  FOR SALE.  GOOD Lot on Main Street in Silveron.  Fh  Denver  A   Five-Roomed   House   and   Lot  in  New  also Two Lots suitable for gardens.  W. H. BRANDON,  Brandon. B.C.  I  \ ^161. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in section 4 of the r Mineral Act, 1896,"  or section 4 of the " Placer Mining Act, 1891,"  or elsewhere in. the said Acts or other the  mining laws of the Province', no free miner's  certificate shall be issued to a Joint Stock  Company for a longer period than one year,  and such certificate shall date from the 30th  day of June in   each  year;   and every free  miner's certificate held by a Joint Stock Com.  pany at the passing of this Act shall be valid  and existing until and shall expire on the 30th  day of June, 1897.   Upon applying to renew  any such certificate on or before said 30th day  of June, tlie Joint Stock Company shall, be  entitled to a rebate of a proportionate amount  of  the  fee paid for a certificate heretofore  issued according to the furthar time for which  it would but for this section have been valid.  APPLICATION  FOR   LIQUOR  *        LICENSE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that thirty days after  il date the undersigned will apply to the  Stipendiary magistrate of West Kootenay for  a license to sell liquor by retail at his hotel,  near Aylwin. on Ten Mile creek, Slocan Dis'  trict.  PAT STRATFORD.  May 20,1897. my20-je:0  T TEE  INSURANCE.  The Ontario Mutual of Waterloo, Ont.,  offers a popular policy'at moderate rates.  Protection for your family.  Provision for your own old age  And a profitable investment.  The Ontario Mutual Life���27th year.  Assets $3,404,908.  Full information by application to  W. D. MITCHELL, Agent,    New Denver. B.C.  " X  ' Y

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