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 n  Ml  Vol  IV. No.   32.  NEW DENVER, B. C, MAY 6, 1897.  Price $2.00 a Year.  Mi  Bi  NEW DENVER ACTIVITY  The Days of the Tallow Dip Left  Far Behind.  ADVANCING    BY     BIG     JUMPS  Two months ago the bn ildIng fever  struck New Denver. Plans were  drawn for and work begun on several busines blocks, but through the  lack of lumber on hand and the impossibility of getting it here when  ordered, -the work has been very  slow. But at last building material  is arriving without delay and the  buildings under way are hearing  completion rapidly. Others in contemplation will -be pushed up as  quickly as possibly.  The. Williamson and Bolander  blocks will be ready for occupancy in  10 or 15 days. Before these are finished work will be begun on the  Clever block 6nrSixth street; also on  the business block to be erected by J.  H. Currie and W. W. Merkley, corner Josephine and S'xth streets.  Henry Stege will put up on his tri-  angulaivlot on Sixth, a hotel building  that will equal any in the mining region of British Columbia, Work of excavating was started on Monday.  The building will be three stories  and basement, containing store rooms  below arid-60 rooms above for hotel  purposes, flfc^is; calculated to, make  this a iksfcclass :hptel "|n ev.e^y, respect; It will be pushecl to coxnple-;  tion as rapidly as possible, at a cost  of $10,000.     '  A building is to go up at once on S.  M. Wharton's lot on Sixth street, to  be occupied by a restaurant and bakery. It is also prabable that work  will be commenced soon on two  blocks, one a brick on the corner of  Sixth street and Bellevue avenue.  The pile driving for the C.P.R. wharf  warehouses, etc., is about completed  and work on the buildings, wtoll under way. This will give New Denver good shipping and docking facilities.   ������." ���  ���  In the way of private dwellings the  movement has been greater than in  business blocks. In addition to those  already well under way dozens are  to follow. Angus McGillivriay \yiil  erect a. fine ''���dwelling- corner Slocan  avenue and Union street. J. C. Bolander will put up three more cottages  adjoining his own on Seventh street.  The church people have caught the  fever and in a short time New Denver  will have handspncie new edifices for  the Presbyterians and new Anglicans.  Then there is to follow the new  hospital building and club house, both  of which will cost sums running up  into the thousands. -  To make room for the improved  machinery and printing material now  enroute for The Ledge the erection  of a two-story 20x30 addition to The  Ledge office has been commenced,  which when completed will house a  newspaper and job plant unequalled  in West Kootenay.  ELECTRIC LIGHTED.  It is not in new buildings alone that  New Denver is showing progress.  The starting of the electric light plant  last Friday night was one mighty  stride ahead. The d3Tnamoes, engine  and wire system worked   perfectly  and the business houses and many  private residences are now electric  lighted.  Another marked' improvement is  the grading of the streets. The move  is in the right direction and will make  the city the most attractive of any in  the Slocan, not only from a business  point ot view, but also as a summer  resort.  New Denver is not booming, but,  to be honest about it, she is growing  mighty fast.  SAMPLING   WORKS.  A Much Needed Enterprise  Soon  to be  ���...*'    Established at Nakusp.  Last Thursday evening there arrived iii New Denver Geo. W. Pierce  and F. H. Lippett of Denver, Colo.  These gentlemen were being shown  the beauties and natural advantages  of the SloOari by Engineer Perry, of  the C. P. R. But their trip was not  altogether one of sight-seeing. They  were looking for a site for a sampling  works for the Slocan and adjoining  divisions. They represented the Colorado  Sampling Works of Denver,  and were sent iu to the Slocan for the  purpose above stated. Nakusp, they  considered the most centrally located  place, and selected a site there.  It is the intention of the promoters  to erect at once works to sample ores  from; the Slocan and abjoining divisions,. When in operation they will  receive ore - shipments of any size,  sampling the same and paying cosh  for it. - This- will -be of inestimible  value, to the^small. mine owner as fe  will be able to get direct -returns  from the output of his mine, with very  little expense in shipping.  Messrs. Pierce and Lippett were  pleased with what they saw of the  Slocan. The lake section was especially attractive to them. They were  pressed for time on their trip here,  but managed to visit the Galena  Farm and Four Mile properties on  Friday.  The Echo.  The Echo, one of the oldest claims  on Slocan lake- is being developed by  J. Tinling, who has  it  under   bond  from- E. Paddock and others.   The  Echo is on the Hke shore about one  mile^below Silverton. A quartz lead  carrying iron pyrites has been uncovered from which an- assay of $31  in gold has been obtained. ������ By the  use of a mortar and pestle the quartz  was concentrated until it showed $200  in gold to the ton. ���;-.  A new stock of Crockery, Lamps,  and Groceries at Bourne Bros. f  Paints and Oils just received at  Bourne Bros. ��� ^ t  SALE   OF   LOTS.  On May 24, 150 choice business and  residence lot& in the townsite of Slocan City will be sold by auction, on  the ground, to the highest bidder.  The lots are near 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, auction eeiv_____  t  Tents of various;; kinds for sale at  T. H. Hoben's.  A carload of Sash and Doors and  one of Oats and Feed at Bourne Bros.  TUNNEL, SHAFT, BUMP  Latest Returns from; the Mines and  Prospects of the Silvery Slocan.  PREPARED    FOR   MINING   MEN.  The com]  arrived at j  pressor for fhe  Jilvertor."  Currie has  A contract has been let for another  tiinnel on the Edmonton.  A^sury��y is being made for a wag-  is  six  on road along Four Mile creek.  The Bachelor on Twelve Mile,  being developed by a force of  men,  A good looking; lead has been  struck on the United Empire, on Ten  Mile. : ;y-':&y^.'^r  Donald McKinnon is putting several  Men;to work on his claims near Three  Forks.  Wm. Thomlinson has purchased a  claim on Mill creek, opposite New  Denver.  The Vancouver group back of Silverton, is to be extensively worked  this summer.  A company has been formed to  work the Sligo, a companion property  to the Cameronian.  I ;     ?   v;  The R. E. Lee has closed down until the water-irom tlie melting show  ceases to bother: therminers:     <;r  v Joe Youngv^ot Elisefiime^rlias purchased the Maple Leaf aiid Knicker-  bcicker, hear the Bondholder: ;  TlieX. H., on..?tipper Eight: Mile  very large but assays of over $10 in  gold have been obtained from the  ledge matter.  _   W. H. Hillver,   of Brandon, Man.  has arrived to look after the Crusader  group.  The Enterprise will probably have  100 men at work within sixty days,  and an air plant in action.  It is estimated that $200,000will be  paid for wages this summer on th e  properties back of Silverton.  The Miners' Union, of Burke, Idaho,  sent a cheque this week for the funeral expenses of the late Francisco  De Michelo.  The boiler and engine for the Arlington has arrived at Rosebery,   The  surface of the Arlington is to be thor  oughly prospected before sinking a  perpendicular shaft.  Mr. Arkells of Vancouver, who represents 5/6 of the interest in the Edmonton, says that a contract for $1000  more work has been let. A shaft  will be sunk and a drift run in to tap  the ledge at a greater depth, where  it is expected the ore will be found  more compact and easier to work.  Another Dividend by The Reeo.  i Ap|il 30 the Reco Mining & Milling  Company paid a dividend of $50,000.  TheVchecks were drawn at their  office -in Saridori and paid at the bank  in Spokane. February 15 a dividend  of $1(X),0QP was paid, besides quite a  sum paid in .dividends before incorporation.; The; J&eeo will only do  development work this; summer"till  their tramway and .Concentrator are  "-���I.      V. ^      ���^^^���^v^^^  who will spend $15,000 on -the i^;|  \      ������-'*. --t__ -----     - .  LOClAui;  BBEVIT1ES.  G.' Hayes, a mining man from  Mexico, will operate in the SlOcsthi  He will build a residence^ in New  Denver.   ���  The Government will pay half the  cost of a wagon road up Springer  creek, and put it in the estimates for  next year.  The owners of the Colorado State  Sampler at Denver, Colorado, have  secured site and will erect sampling  works at Naknsp.  Frank \vatson .will.make' his headquarters at New Denver this summer.  He will work 15 men on the Fisher  Maiden and 20 on the Arlington.  Thb Reed and Robertson mine will  build a concentrator and tramway at  Sandon this summer. It will be situated on the creek below the town.  Under Sec. 143, Mineral Act, the  Gold Commissioner has dispensed with  the representation of all interests in  mineral claims held by the late  Robert McFerren.  Jack Todd, N. F. McNaught, Al.  Wilds and others have recently located claims on the west side and towards the head of Slocan lake. The  quartz carries gold and iron pyrites.  John Popham and John McFarlane  will prospect in East Kootenay this  summer. They have recenty bonded the Maple Leaf to a man from  Rossland. The-Maple Leaf is not far  from the Bondholder.  The work necessary for a Crown  grant has been done bn the Adela.  The Adela is on Gold creek and has a  large ledge between the granite and  altered -nlate.    The showing  is not  :��-*:-  f Henry; Stegehas broken ground for his throe  story building1 on Sixth St.  Jas. Delaney will build a sample and baggage  room ttext to the Grand Central. His dining  room is one of the finest iiijthe west,  W. W. Merkley has bought a lot on Sixth street  and willerecta store buildings  ;W, Wills has again,  realty; '.'  invested in New Denver  The owners of real estate along Seventh St. will  spend ��350 iii gradeing that thoroughfare.  Neil'Mclnnes has sold his building on Slocan  Ave. to Frank Foulds for $900.  S. M-. Wharton is breaking ground oil Sixth SI,  for a stone and brick block.  The Knights of Pythias are contemplating the  erection ofa hall, 'this order is growing  every week.  The New Hospital.  stronger  Dr. Brouse has purchased live lots on the corner  of Seventh and Kildare streets from Jas. Delaney,  upon which he  will erect a new hospital.   The  main building will be 32x40, 2$ stories high with  a wing 22x32.   The kitchen will be 20.\20.    The  entire building will be plastered heated by hot-  air and lit by electricity. The hospital will be  finished in August, and will accommodate so patients. Dr. Brouse has recently secured the C. 1\  R. work, and will have medical care of tiie men  constructing the extension from the crossing to  Slocan lake.  The Whitewater.  No ore is at present being sent down the hill  from the Whitewater on account of the roads  breaking up, and the mine is working short hand -  ed on account of water. The strike of a month or  so ago proves to be up to expectations and it in the  intention to put a larger force than ever to work  on this property just as soon as weather permits.  A Special l;ne  Bourne Bros.  of 44 Carbines at  His Mother-in-Law���Why, what's the matter '(  You look as gloomy as a new moon in a fog. lie  ���No wonder! Bilking called me a colossal ass .  His Mother-in-law���Well, you are large.���Larks'  Tents, nil sizes, at Bourne Bros. \  THE   LEDGE.  Fourth  Year.  A   C03IIKG   CAMP.  Kewsof the Mines and Prospeet* in the  Lardeanu  (Special Ledge Correspondent.)  The Trout Lake district has again taken a start  and promises this summer to be one of the liveliest  of the Kootenay mining district. Five or six  years ago, when the tide of prospectors were kohig  up Kootenay lake and into the Slocan the advance  guard had just got into the Trout Lake or Lardeau  country when the drop came in silver, and left  the silver mining industry out of the calculation^  of capital. Then with the revival came the Boss  land boomers, and drew the attention of thg  whole western mining country in that direction,  and the Lardeau bad to wait again. But there  were a few who had seen enough to convince  i hem that some day this district would be as great  a producer as any in the Kootenay, and theyhave  stayed with it through a lon�� hard'struggle, and  are now seeing their predictions realized and be-  ginniiig to reap the harvest from their long; waiting. Capital is coming in. , claims are being-  bonded and bought, two railroads are planing' to  get into the country, towrisites are being advertise  ed, and the attention of people from all directions  is being directed that way.  The principal mines are on the north and south  forties of the Upper Lardeau river, which flows  into Trout Lake irom the north. About-six mile.''  up the creek is what is known as the Great  Northern ledge. Here are thirteen'claims on.one  ledge, Broadview, Old Sonoma, Confederation;  Cutter Fraction, Alpha, known as-the.-:Alpha  Group, and and the Silver Queen, Great Northern,  Hillside and Banff. The Horne-Payne Company  own the Broadview', Old Sonoma, Phillipsburg,"  True Fissure,-Great Northern and Hillside, which  adjoin, and run over the ridge of a mountain,and  so can be' worked' by one tunnel through the  mountain. In 1895 the Great Northern and Hillside claims were bonded by a Phillipsburg, Mon- f  tana, company: This company spent ��4,000 in  development.mining 300 feet of tunnels, tapping  the lead at different depths, gett'ng ��� assays 18 to  20 ounces silver, 1 to 14 per cent copper, $2 to 812  gold, and���bonded the claims to an English-company in 1896 for $70,000. The Home-Payne Company have just secured them for ��160,000. They  now have a small number of men developing the  mines,and will build a concentrator and tramway  this summer.  The Silver Cup is the star of the district, arid- is  another Horhe Payne mine.   This lies ten miles  south of the Great Northern, on the south fork of  Lardeau.   A shaft is sunk .120 feet, and1 tunnel  run to tap the ledge.   Whettin300ft. a newledge  was found, threeft. of solid high grade jgalena^nd"  nine ft.-of concentrating.  Twenty;feet bcyondjtfcev  main ledge\vas found;but- returns from it have  not been given but-.'i This claim was-located iii  1891 by Olias. Holton,; Tom. DownsYand" R ?M.-  Walker.   They sold ,tc Farrell and Dnhri, Van3  couver, for ��25.000 iin -November; 1895.   These  people sunk the Shaft to 100 feet,, shipped- tyrocskts^  of ore ax great expense to'Tacoma smelter,' and  netted $225per ton^andrsdldto HdrKe-Payttefciirty  this year for f2WtO0O.   From P20 tons, s^nt to  Tacoma snielter this winter a rdtiirti was got of  400 ounces silver and $18 gold per tori ;and another  shipment of 60 tons brought $175 per ton.     .  Home-Payne also owns the Sunshine* Touser,  and Free Coinage. Thefirst two were located by  Dave Ferguson and John Knowles, who took a  bond in the fall of '96 for ^35,000, and although the  bond had 18 months to run it was taken up this  winter. The Free Coinage was owned by Andrew  S. Murphy and W. c. Yawkey, formerly of the  Alamo.  Other claims in the district are the BadshOt  groun, Black Prince, Wagner, group; Francis  Jewell group. Fish Creek, a few miles to the  north and west, also has good claims', among  which are the Glendarry, fticorported and stocked  in Vancouver, Black Bear, bonded to Toronto  people, Wide West, bonded by New York people,  ana Sever Creek, for which Jscott&Co., of Vancouver, want $100,000. Old timers like Ben Remy  say that Fish creek is every bit as good as the  Lardeau.  The trip is made from Arrowhead on a little i  steamer which runs each day to Thomson's Land-;  ing. Twelve miles by wagon road from Thomson's  Landing is Trout Lake City, and four miles furth  er on is the townsite of Ferguson.   There is one  hotel and a small store at Thomson's Landing,  two hotels and a store at Trout Lake City, which  has also the recording office; and two hotels and a  store at Ferguson.   Mr. Clinks late of Edmonton,  is putting in a saw mill at Ferguson    At present  rough lumber costs $10 per thousand at the mill  on the arm of the lake, and $15 to get it to Trout  Lake.  Lardeau creek has never had a bond thrown up,  and most of the bonds have been taken up before  tiie time expired.  -: THE :-  gan  JIcGUIGAN; BiC. '  Best house in the City.  Good accomodationifov the  oscillating public.  BONGAftD & PEICKART;  AMOS THOMPSON, W. D. MITCHELL  Manager. Secretary.  :   r. b. Thompson, Notary Public  NEW DENVER, B.C.  Mines and Mining Properties for  sale; Abstracts, Conveyancing, &c.  Correspondence solicited.  Agents for Phoenix Insurance Co.  of London, Ehg.-  ���ea-i'u ��'ioronj:: ttttit j=j  NOTICE.  To Provincial Land Surveyors.  IT IS HONOR the Lieutenant-Governor in Coun-  ���"��� oil has been pleased to make the following  rules and regulations with reference to the survey  of Provincial lands and mineral claims:-���.   .  1. All surveys shall be personally made by iduly  qualified Provincial Land Surveyors.  2. AU Surveyors shall use the departmental  field book and paper, and at the bottom of eich  page of the field notes shall be entered the date  arid sigiiatui'e of Surveiyor.  3. The original field-notes shall be accompanied  by an affidavit in the subjoined form.  '4/ All Surveyors must promptly cairy out the  instructions of theDepartment in. respect to the  'character and amount of information to be furn-  fehed in-the fieldrnot^Sj jand at:4H times be ready  to make-such corrections and, supply, such addi-  tional data as seems expedient for the complete  checking of their work in the field. ...  \' 5. ^e^partibiSrttiwill IhvWiably exerci&e the  ri^litbf refusing to accept; surveys .not made in  accordance with the above regulations, and also  will wsfuse to accept as satisfactory any and all  surveys made by a Surveyor who has been guilty  of repeated infractions of the preceding rules.  ; -.--. '//:- G. B. MAfRTIN,  Chief Com'r of Lands and Works.  Lands and Works Dep't,  Victoria? B.C.,15th April, 1897.  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 " "T '  Kootenay.  Survey of Provincial Lands.  ���   Affidavit.   .-''���     * '"-'-..'  JL *   *   *   ���'���*-���#��    *��������������    ������   ������������ \Jm   ������������*������   *   *   ������   a   ���   t   ���   ���������������'Ml     UU   ������  authorised Provincial Land Surveyer for the Pro  face of British Columbia, make oath and say as  follow^:���:.  (1.) I have surveyed. ?..'.-.��� ,....-...-   (2) I 'commenced the said survey on the.   ....:... day of ���'. 189 ��� '���, and completed it on  the............day of..............189   .  (3.) I personally ran all the lines of the said  survey on the dates set out in the annexed field-  book marked A.  (4.) The notes contained in the field-book are a  correct representation of tlie work done on the  ground by me.  Sworn before.. ^  .   i    Prov'i Land Surveyor.  NOTICE.  TtfOTICE is hereby given that 60 days from date  11 I will apply to the Chief 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, thence running north 40 chains^ thence east  80 chains, thence south 40 chains, therice west 80  chains to the point of commencement, containing  320 acres more or less.  Ellen McDougald.  Nakusp, April 20,1897. ap29-je29  in  West  B Slocan City, Rossland,  "' Toronto.  SIXTY days after date I intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and ^orksfor  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 pbintbf commencement,and containing  160 acres of land-tnore or less;  William Alfred Harrison,  Nakusp, West Kootenav,  ltth April. 1897.     ' ap^O-jo-'A  CERTIFICATE  OF   REGISTRATION OF  FOREIGN COMPANY.  'Com panics Act, Part IV., ci d MrAi.dhig Act  "Los Vegas Mining Company," (Foreign.)  Registered the 10th day of March, 1897.  T HEREBY CERITFY that I have this day reg-  1 istered the "Los Vegas Mining Company"  (Foreign), under the "Companies - Act," Part I v.,  "Registration of Foreign Companies," and amending Acts.  The;head office of the said Company is situated  at-the City of Tacoma State of Washington, U.  S.-A. .. * . ���    ;.'.;..  The objects for which the Company is established are:���To work, bond, buy, sell, lease, locate  and deal in mines, metals and mineral properties  of every kind arid description within the united  States and the Province of British Columbia.  Canada; to own, buy, sell, hypothecate and deal  in mining stocks; to bond, buy, sell, lease, locate,  and hold ditches and flumes and water-rights ; to  construct, lease, buy, sell and operate mills, concentrators, smelters, reduction works, mining  machinery of every description; to buy, bond,  lease, sell, build and operate railroads, ferries,  tramways, and other means of transportation for  transporting ore and; mining material: to own,  bond, buy, sell, lease, and locate timber and timber claims; and finally to do everything consistent, proper, and requisite for the carrying out of  the objects and perposes aforesaid in their fullest  and broadest sense;  The capital stock of the said Company is one  million dollars, divided into one million shares of  the par value of one dollar each.  Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria, Province of British Columbia;, this 10th day  of March, 1897.  S. Y W'OOTTON,  Apr. 15 Registrar of Joint Stock Companies  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands arid Works for permission to pur  chase two hundred and forty (240) acres of land,  situated near JheJunction of Upper Eight Mile  creekwith Lower Eight Mile creek, Slocan lake.  West Kootenay .and described as follows:���Com-  mencing-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. -.  R. B. KERR.  Dated 6th April, 1897  ap8-jii8  NOTICE.  No.408.     ��� ���   .:.-���': -:(- ������,:    ���:���.-���'���. ���.. ���    ������ 0;   -  CERTIFICATE  OF REGISTRATION OF A  FOREIGN COMPANY.  ?���Companies Act," Part IV., and amending Acts,  ' ���'.'." L. H Mining Company " (Foreign).  Registered the 10th day of March, 1897. .  'T HEREBY CERTIFY that I have this day  1 registered the " L. H. Mining Coiripany "(Foreign), ' under the " Companies' Act,"- Part IV.,  " Registration ; of Foreign ' Companies,'' and  amending Acts. \  Theihead office of the said Company is situated  at the JCity of Tacoma,'State of Washington,  U.S.A. ������������-*:.-*,..-: ���.-���...-.;.-..':���:;/:.���,.  Theobjects for which the Gbmi)any is establish-  ed are:��� - -.*':��� ���  To work, bond, buy, sell> lease, locate, and deal  in hiiries, metals, and mirierar property of every  kind and description within the.United States and  the Province of British Columbia, Canada; to  own, buy, sell, hypothecate and deal iii mining  stock; to bond, buy, lease, locate, and hold  ditches, and flunies, and w^ater rights; to con-,  struct; lease,- buy sell, and operate mills, concentrators, smelters, reduction 'works, and ���-rninj.ng  machinery of "every description: to buy, ;bond,  lease,: sell, build,timd operate railroads, fetrfes,  tramways and other n^earis of transportation, for  transporting Ores and mining material; to own,  bond, buy, sell, lease,r and Ideate timber claims ;  andfinafly.to do everything consistent, proper  and requisite for the carry ing but of the object  and piirposes aforesaid^ in their fullest arid broad-  estextent.    ..',���'���:"���:.' '���",.   -i..���.,;'���-'.-.   .*-... '���;'���'������'  The; capital stock of the said Company is one  million dollars, divided intoone million shares of  the par value of one dollar each,,  Given under my hand arid seal of office, at Vic-  soria, Province of British Columbia, this 10th day  of March, 1897.  [L. s.] S. Y. WOOTTON,  Registrar of Joirit Stock Companies.  apl5;-, -,  VTOTICE is hereby given that application will be  Ll made to.the Legislative Assembly of the.Province of British Columbia at its present session  f or an Act to iricorpiorate a.' coriipanyfor the purpose of supplying water, and generating electricity for the supply of light, power; and heat to the  inhabitants ol Silverton, B. C, and to mines,  towns arid residents within a radius of twenty  miles from said towns, and for these purposes to  take and divert at any point or points on Foiirmile  Creek or its tribularies so iriuch of the -water of  the same as riiay be necessary or proper for supplying water; and forgenerating-.and supplying  electricity to consumers; and to construct, maintain aria operate a telephone system within the  saidiradius; and for all such rights, powers, and  privileges as iriay be riecessary for carrying on  the objects aforesaid.' 'i -.)..-" ';  V   Dated at New Denver/ B. C���.the 18tn day of  March,A.D. 1897.  R. B.KERR,  mh2597 Solicitor for the applicants-.':  NOTIGE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that 60 days from date  1Y we will apply, to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for the privilege of 1 taking:'-fiOO  iriches of of water from Allen creek to be used for  irrigating arid other purposes. Allen's creek runs  through'iAllen ��� &- Cory rs pre-erription,- near Ten  Mile creek on Slocan lake.  Dated April 21,1897.  ALLEN & CORY.  api*22-ju22  NOTIOE  THE COLUMBIA AND KOOTENAY RAILWAY ^AND NAVIGATION COMPANY;  ���\rOTICE is ^hereby ^giveri tliat plan,- profile and  lybookoff reference ;of--a branch of the above  railway from Slocan' City, to a "junction-with', the  Nakusp and Sloeaq Railway near Rosebery jhai'e  ���  how on file in the-Land' Registry, Office ;-Victoriav;>;  'Xk,'-; il     "..--,'":"',' '<.-'���::������ Secretary.   ':.,:  yaiicouver/BiC.,:: '  March 3lst, 1897.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  ADELA MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Pivisioii of West  Kootenay District on the Galena; Farm south of  Silverton, B. C.  TAKE NOTICE the we the undernamed Ada J.  Brown-, free miners certificate No 74^27 and  JamesC'Bolander,2free miner's certificate No  65.906 and.William Thomlinson, free"miners cer-  tiheate No 74,607, intend sixty days *, frorn date  hereof to apply; to the Mining Riecorder for a cer-  tficate &f 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 the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 2oth Day of April, A. D. 1897.       ju 22  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that sixty (60) days  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  marked "T. a's" N. W. Comer, running thence  40 chains east, theuc'b 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 it, 1807.  ap22-ju22  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that sixty (60) days  1\ 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,,  marked L. P. S's N.E. Corner, thence 40 chains  south, thence 40 chains west, thence 40 chains  north, thence 40 chains east to point of eomirience-  ment, 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-ju2S  NOTICE;  \fOTlGE;is hereby ��� given; that' sixty days after  11 datel,intend to apply tto, the Chief Commissioner of Lands arid works fbr peririission to  purchase 240 acres of land, situated rieiar 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.Creek, immediately.-north of the  right of way of the Nakusp & Slocan Railway;  thence 60 cliairiisnorthf; thence 40 ehairis east;  thence 60 chains south; thence 4C chains west to  the point of commencement.'  21   william thomlinson!  ..   /; ��� ;;* ^^ 7-? .'.;.:.;���>: ^QW DenVei'j B.Cm  Dated this,31st day of March, A.D. 1897.  ' Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days  afterdate I intend ito; apply td the Chief >Coirimis-  Sidrier?of Lands*and,Works for permission to pur--  chase one hundred arid sixty acres of land com-  mencirig at a post marked '���W'ni. Glynn's N.-  E. Ot:;rner, running; thence West forty chains,  thence South forty' chains, thence East forty  chains, thence North following Lake to starting  point, containing one hundred; and sixty acres  more or less, said post being 300 yards more or  less from this notice in a . Northerly direction,  near mouth of Neriib Creek on West Shore of  Slocan Lake.  Dated this fourth day of March, A. D., 1897.  WILLIAM GLYNN.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that GO davs after  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, more or less situated  about 2$ 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 30  chains, thence west to mineral claim Neglected  and following east and south boundaries of said  claim to Slocan lake, thence southerly along east  shore of said lake to point of commencement.  J. C. Harris.  Dated April 22rid, 1897. ap29-jeS9  El Dorado Ave., next Bourne Bros  NEW DENVER,  f\ Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  ����  is  * CANADIAN   INSOLENCE.  This   is   how  a   Yank  Us   Up.  Paper   Sizes  WEIGHTS   OF   OUES.  Average  and ores.  COMPILED BY A. ROY.  weight of one cubic foot of rocks  Gneiss  Limestone......   Greenstone and Trap.  OlcH^S .�����������*�������������� ���������������������  {JU&l*tZ* ��������������������������������������������  Sandstone.   A Toledo, Ohio, paper, which'is not named be  cause it is evidently looking for an advertisement'( Granite and Porphry  which it never gives to its confreres, had in last  edition the following idiotic scream; the outbreak;  without doubt, of a small mind and a fool femper-  ament;   *  I am much interested from time to time in read-  ng the Canadian papers which reach my desk,  and noting/ the almost universal exhibition of  spleen and jealousy of the United States therein  contained. To peruse these effusions one would  . instantly arrive at two conclusions; first, that  this country, never having been good for much\  was now gone to the d.emnition bow-wows, and,  second, that Canada contains all that is wise,  honest and of good repute.  ���:-y--^V'-:.''L. '.::",:'\'L.H- '-;. ������, '.��� \ ^.'.*;; ;  It is really amusing to thus note the claims that  are made by these writers, and one must suppose  that they fairly reflect, in the main; the feeling of  the communities in which they are published.   If  ' this is true, they are so wide from the mark, as regards their judgement of this country, that they  are to be pitied, unless we admit that all of the  best blood of that country has already come to the  States, and that the large majority of those ; remaining are embiciles, or those who find a com-;  munity of incompetents easy piey. The charges  against the United States are so many and varied;  ' the ''experts" who thus set up judgement;of ;their  betters are so ludicrously amusing that one might  permit them to echo their ignorance without refer  ence, save for the fact that, sooner or later, we  will be compelled by the inexorable logic of events  to teach them a lesson. For it is written in the  great Book of Fate that there is but one outcome  for Canada,.and that is the.go.od fortune, either to  be conquered or absorbed by this country. - The  latter course has been in process If completion for  the past 20 years During all that time we have  been drawing the active,energetic, pushing young;  men from there, and have taken thus  the cream  ; of Canada by, loving adoption. The scum; remains,  surly, angry, sour and ill-humored, to ;spit their  hatred'for that which they are too impotent to rival, and too feeble to destroy.  .*.';.;*���    II... ���:";!'���;  Canada; as a whole,' is a vast and unfertile land,  filled with great stretches of uninhabitable territory, and offering small return for toil and econ-  my.   Her unfortunate position, lying contiguous  to a live and energetic people, is one to naturally .  paralyze the arms of her most earnest citizens.  .Possessed of but a single city���>. \yorthy.rtlip name,  Toronto, it is a county of small ways, putty manners, niggardly methods; arid 'sieze cf patient ad-  ���riiiration of the coiiritry. tliat holds: their alleg-  idnce.; There.the.essenc^bf thfe government is to.  fafte arid copy 'England ���   tb follow where London  loads; to rely on the mother country for aid;    to  fjdoffthe hat when the name of the Queen is utter-  W.   These lackeys and lickspitta.ljs cannotunder-  standhow our method of govSrument Should be  ^tipeeior to theirs.; Theycannbtcoriipreheridhow  we can exalt'.the individual, regairdlea-ctt! man; as  igood as the best, secure for all an equal chaiice'iri  tlie race for success, absorb the offal of the world,  if need be, and through om; splendid vitality, and  because we have the real core of right? livingy  (come throug this all, aggressive, wise, prosperous  arid happy.  *\ IIL  "-Canada Is wholly dependent on the' Uni ed  States.   This, from her geological locatiohS hiust-  of ^necessity follow.   The greater controls the less:  Werejthe hEtted^Yankeesr'���for the-true Ganad-1  iari hates and:detest;his-iiriore fortunate- fellows  across the bbrider���tb erect an' impassible farrier  between the two countries; forbid Canadian railroads and Canadian products to enter this country, the Dominion would speedily sink into a condition of, at least,semi-barbarism-    Nither of the  great Canadian trunk lines, the Canadian Pacific  "nor the Grand Trunk, could;be operated eo^days  without the traffic they secure from this coiiritry.  Compel them to limit theirpassengerand freight;  business to their own desolate, and poverty stricken land, and they would be J compelled to; throw  up the sponge and go out of business.   And it  is  by no means certain that 'this country^" the  blawsted Yankees"���will not presently...couae, to  the conclusion that it is a mere Waste of kindness  to thus support a waning nation, cut off the privileges which are now enjoyed by the Canadians,-  and compel them to walk alone.  '.  IV.     "���  In Toronto meetings are now being called for  devising means for the employment of the Starving. And be it borne in mind the Canadian who  is true to his native country ican a and does live  cheaply." Far down towards the coast similar  conditions obtain; the people are loaded with a  great national debt, support a lot of titles in. imitation of England, arid, being thrifty, sustain a  meagre and barren existence on that which would;  not keep their emigrated brothers on this side of  the line, in neckties. While it is no. doubt true  that we have our growing pains, it is quite as true  that, we are growing and not becoming atrophied  and paralyzed. We have much to learn, but  know enough to know what life is and not to be  sufficed with the crumbs that fall froin the table  of Great Britain. Canada is alright as a country  where the people don't want much, and so are content, But for a real, live, active people to be  taught by this derilict on the ocean of progress, is  like a doddering old nian attempting to show a  young riiaii by example how to run tlie race of  life Having absorbed the brain ahd.brawn of  Canada Ave can afford to smile at the inane self-  sufficiency which assumes superior wisdom, and ���  attempts to teach us how to live, when that country shows so poor and vapid a life itself*:.. We can  afford, however, to nurisn. this egotism so long as  Canada continues, as during the^l&st/quarter of 'a  century, to send her pick of blood and brain to  augment our ranks and join with us in real, actual nineteenth century progress.  STROLLER,  In Toronto Star.  In Place,  Lbs.  170  168  168  187  175  165  151  Broken,.  Lbs.  97 '���  96  96  107  95  94  86  BANK Of  Established in 1836.  Incorporated by Royal Charter in 1810  ores.  Weight in 1 cubic ft.  Lbs.  Won't you take this seat ? said the gentleman in  the car, rising and lifting his hat. No, thank you  said the girl with the skates on her arm: I've been  skating, and I'm tired sitting down.���Yonkers  Statesman.  .Quartz... ..'. 165  Silver Glance......... 455  Ruby Silver.......... 302  Light Ruby Silver.... .336  Stephanite......:....'; 386  Horn Silver........... 345  Stibnite  287  Cinnabar  549  Copper Pyrites....  262  Grey Copper.. .... 280  Galena  461  Sphalerite (black).... 249  Iron Pyrities  312  Limestone ..-  168.  Clay.................. 162  13 cubic ft.  Cubic feet in  iTon.  12.84  4.39  5.52  5.95  5.18  .   5.80  6.99  3 64  7.63  7.14  4.34  8.03 ���������- v  6.41  11.50  12.24       !  13  20  18  27  25  18  27  27  "  t< '  (i  a  it  ordinary fjold ore equals  "       silver or<e ,.'���'  broken quartz..... "  gravel in bank  "  dry gravel:  "  sand.;............ "  earth in bank..... "  clay............... "  dry earth.......... ������'"  lton.  a  tt  ���� .  <4  'ti  Paid-up Capital.  Reserve Fund ...  London ^Office���3 Clements  St., E. C  ;:.*4,8G6,666  ...    1,338,333  Lane, Lombard  OF  COURT  J.H. Brodie  John James Cater  Gaspard Farrer  Henry R. Farrer  Richard H. Glyn  Secretary  DIRECTORS,  E. A. Hoare  ���������-.'���'H.-J'-B. Kendall  J; J. Kingsford  Frederic Lubbock  Geo. D. Whatman  A. G. Wallis.  H.  East  Kootenay Sales.  The sales of mining claims in East Kootenay,'  as far as known, now lamount to some ^600,000<  though a ^number have; been sold fat unknown  figures, so it is hard to estimate, the true; valueof  the sales; probably the! actual cash' value is considerably higher than stated{ above.) The follow-'  ing gives a few of the iclaims disposed of, viz:  Hope.-#2,000, half interest j-Shylock and Hamlet  II,;$20,000. three-quarter interest; Alberta No. 2,  $230; St. Eugene, Peter and Loretta, jj12;000, half  interest; Snow Shoe, Hoo Doo; ;Dandy and; Sour;  Dough, $30,000; Geni No. 1.4100, quarter interest ;i  Alberta No. 2, $115, half interest; Shakespeare and  Dandy^h$6,900; Dardanelles;' $6;900; o^uarnterli;  Utopia and Stonewall Jackson, $6,000; Vermont;  group, $5,900; Big Horn and Little Horn, $30,000 ;|  -French group, ��809, half interest; Banker;Cash-:  ier, Teller and Apex, $600, eighth interest; St^ney;  arid Gem, $25,000; Alberta,-'*10,0(X>; Old;  Barley, $200, half interest;. Alanda; ^300.; Gold.  Crown arid Buck Horn, $209,. quarter interest;;  Hftmestako;; ^oby:third interest: Eureka -group,  $8 000,;> .Midget, $2,000; M&mmoth ;and Wassay  *15.000; Gold. Crown. Buck Horn and Big Horri.f  $200, third interest; Del Norte, Great NorthernT  and Fred. Dubois, $35,000; Waterfall $75, quarter  interest.  ?? Do you see anything coming our way ? asked  the morning - star of a companion. Not yet was  the reply;: -but I see a servant below there who is  about to light her kichen fire with kerosene.���  Yonkei's Statesman.  Head Office in Canada���St. James St.,  Montreal,  Stikeman, - ������'--. General Manager  J. Elmsly, Inspector.  BRANCHES   IN  CANADA.  London Kingston"'.'.     Halifax N, S.  Brantford Ottawa -Rossland. B.C.  Paris Montreal Sandon, BC.  Hamilton Quebec Victoria, B.C.  Toronto St-John, N.B. Vancouver, B:C,  FrederictorijN.B. Wmnit)eg,Man. Brandon, Man.  Kaslo, BC, Trail, B C   ,, ;  AGENTS IN THE UNITED STATES. ETC.  New York���52 Wall Street���W.Lawson & J. d  ..Welsh.'. '  !��� Sau Francisco���124  Sansom St.���H. M. I. Mc-  MichaelandJ. R. Ambrose,  London Bankers-^-The Bank of England Messrs  Glyn & Co.  Foreign   Agents���Liverpool���Bank- of  Liver  E>ol. Scotland���National -Bank of Scotland  imited, and branches; Ireland--Provincial  Bank of Ireland, Ltd., arid"branches. National  Bank, Ltd., and branches. Australia���Union  Bank of Australia, Ltd. New Zealand���Union  Bank of Australia, Ltd. India, China and Japan  ���Mercantile Bank of India, Ltd. Agra Bankj  Ltd. West Indies���Colonial Bank. Paris���;  Messrs. Marcuard, Krauss et Cie.   Lyons���Credit  Lyonnais., ���"'. ���    ' ���'.        ... ���' - ;:-. -*;":,-.:      .;;  GEORGE KYDD; Managei     .  Sandon, BC  First Bank Established in the Slocan  Incorporated by Royal Charter 1862.      ;s;  ;  Capital (with power to increase).....,,.. *2,920,(K)0  Resei-ye.. .V^-.i;Al*.;.v.C/.';.vv;.\.;^..    ; 486,660  Head Offi.ee: 60 Loriib^rdStreet, London,Eng.  BRANCHES :������;.  In British Columbia ������Victoriaj Vancouver, New  Westmin ister ,Nan aimo ,K amloops ,NE LSON,  ;    KASLO and SANDON, (Slocan District).  In the United States:���San Francisco and Port-  Agerits and Correspondents t  ��� CANADA'���:���Canadian Bank of Commorce  Merchants' Bank of Canada, the- Molsons Bank  Imperial Bank of Canada and'Bank of Nova  Scotia. UNITED STATES:���Canadian Bank  of Commerce (Agency), New York; Bank of  Nova Scotia, Chicago, The'London and San  Nrancisco Bank,-Ltd., Tacoma/ The Puget  Sound National Bank. Seattle. The Exchange  National Bank, Spokane. AUSTRALIA AND  NEW ZEALAND;���Bank of Australasia.'  HONOLULU :   Bishop & Co,  KCESiq-K,"^������IP. I^ITTTCDN,  Liocal IMa.zia.gex*.  Sandon Branch.  en  Nelson 4& Ft. Sheppard  at NEW DENVER,  or REVELSTOKE.  Red  RAILWAYS  Spring Stock of  Scotch Tweeds  just arrived. Inspect them before  placing your orders elsewhere.  Nelson, B.C.  7M.  Full Line of Siiitinscs and  'Troiiserino-s always on hand.  The only all rail route without change  fears between Nelson and Rossland  nd Spokane and Rossland.  Only Route to Trail Greek  and Mineral District of the  Colville Reservation, Nelson, Kaslo,   Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Daily, Except Sunday.  Slocan Ry  TIME CARD No. 1.  IN EFFECT WEDJIOV. 25, 1895  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Leave ;8 00  ."��� 8 36  "9 86  "9 51  '*��� 10 03  44 10 18  ".���10 30  ���10 38  10 50  A.M..  Arr.  tt  Kaslo  South Fork  Sproule's  \V hitewater  Bear Lake  .  McGuigan  Bailey's  Junction  Sandon  Arri>  -e, 3 50  P.M  <>  3 15  u  t.  2 15  it  a  2 00  ><  t.  1 48  i  it  1 33  u  tt  1 21  <.  a  1 12  li  LeaS  'el 00  1.  For rates and information apply at  Company's Offices.  ROBT. IRVING,  Traffic Mngr.  R. W. BRYAN,  Supt. and Ass't Trras  Columbia and  R'yGo  Schedule No. 3; Jan. 4, '9T  ^WESTBOUND.-.  ��� No 1 No. 2  " Passenger.  Tues.,     Daily  Stations  Leave.  9:00 a.m.  10:30 "  7:30 a.m.  NELSON.  ROSSLAND  SPOKANE  Arrive.  5:20 p.m.  3:25  11  6:30 p.m.  Close connection with Steamers for Kaslo and  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle  River and Boundary  Creek connect at Marr-u? wilh stage dailv.  Thurs  &'Sat.f  6:30 pm  6:^0 pm  6:45 pm  except  Sunday^  8:30 am  8:40 am  8:45 am  Lv.'. ���'��� -V'?'Ar  Trail ,  Smelter* ;'.-'  McLeod's  Wariield  ^-EAStROUND.-s  No. 2 .       No.4  Passenger.  Tues.,    JDaily  Thurs.  &Sat.,  8:00 am  7:47 am  7:42 am  7:31 am  7:00 pm/ 9:00 am  7:05 pm 9:05 am Tiger Switch Bk 7:26 am  7:10 pm 9:10 am' Crown Paint   7:2iam  7:15 pm 9:15 am Lake Mountain 7:16 am  7:25 pm 9:25 am..   Carpenter     7:10 am  7:35 pm 9:35 am ;  Union Avei    7:03 am  7:40 pm 9:40 am      Rossland       7:00 am  8:00 pm 9:50 am  Ebsstoid Wye 6:40 am  except  Sunday.  6:00 pm  5:47 pm  5:42 pm  5:31 pm  5:26 pm  5:21 pm  5:16 pm  5:10 pm  5:03 pm  5:00 pm  4:40 pm  . J. A. JORDAN. C. D. & T. M.  THE   STEAMER  LEAVES '-NEW DENVER  every morning at 8 o'clock  (Sundays excepted)  FOR SILVERTON,  SLOGAN CITY and ALL  INTERMEDIATE POINTS.  Returning ��� will,? if possible, make connections  with the west-bound train on the N- & S. Ry..  Powder carried only on Fridays.  Time Table subject to change without notice.  G. L. ESTA BROOK, Matter.  The Quickest  Cheapest Route  East' .-'.���  or  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 and  rates. It will save you money  Apply to nearest Railway Agent  or to  District Passenger Agent,  ' -' ��� Vancouvei  M.M.MeGREGOR, T.P.A.,Nelson, B.C 4  THE   LEDGE.  Fourth Year.  Published every Thursday.  a.    T.    LOWERY,    EDITOR    AND  FINANCIER.  ~~   SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months -..-...$ .75  Six " i ox  JL VVBl yc *!�������������������� ��������������������������������*��� ������������������*������ 9. ��*w  1 JUtllfili xiliAtv     ���**�������������������� ������������ ..���..��������*���*������������������   0*Ou  rahsient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon^live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest  THURSDAY, MAY 6,  1897.  The lumber famine is still increasing the output of profanity in the  Slocan.  thing in the matter. Upon Sproat's  return he wired Smith to consult a  lawyer. . The message was not prepaid as the Government does not provide funds for such purposes. The  Recorder of the Slocan Mining Divis-'  ion is a very busy man, probably  doiug more work for his salary than  any official in West Kootenay, and he  has more than enough to do as a recorder without doing legal work for  mining men at a distance. He is in  no way to blame in this matter, and  outside papers should learn to print  both sides to similar stories. This is  the only way to do justice to all concerned.     _____________  When in  Vancouver stop at the  Manor House. f  The PrflsjecK A w Ole  Brandon, B* C,  Assay Price List  Thk Slocan Pioneer came to life at  Slocan City last Saturday, While its  name^is a misnomer and evidently  chosen to give tenderfeet the impression that it is ot a ge, it is a better  paper than most of the camps can  boast of. Its columns teem with ancient history and its editor from the  big words cropping out all over the  sheet must be desirous of showing the;  trail blazers that he once went to  school and swallowed a dictionary:  Gold, Silver, or Lead,each ..'...........  Gold, Silver and Lead, combined.........  Gold and Silver.   Silver and Lead   Copper (by Electrolysis)   Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead.   Gold and Copper.... .**.  .  Silver and Copper���     Gold, Silver and Copper   Platinum    iJX-Ol {.'III ^������������������������������������������������������������t��a,,  �������������������������  Iron or Manganese    Lime, Magnesium, Barium, Silica, Sul-  Bismuth, Tin, Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony,  Zinc, and Arsenic, each..........!...  Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash,  and percentage of Coke, if Coking,,  Coal).... ...���         40  Terms? '.Cash. With Sample.  June 20th, 1895.  FRANK DICK,  A Assayer and Analyst  $1.50  3 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  4 00  2 00  2 50  3 50  5 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  4 00  sp  Sawmill  Having placed some new machinery  in our Mill, we are prepared to fur  nish all kinds of rough and dressed  and Shingles  at Reduced Prices  Slocan  The postmaster at Rossland conducts his office in a manner that is a  disgrace to the country. Why the  Government will persist in keeping  such a man in office is more than we  can; understand. The careless manner in which the business is conducted is a constant source of loss and  annoyance to hundreds of people.  The Government should fire this excuse for a postmaster, and at the  same time make him repair the loss  he has caused to so many by the gross  neglect of his business.  The alien law in regard to free  miners is not satisfactory to the Rossland    Miner   and   other  Kootenay  papers edited or owned by United  States people.   The Canadians have  been treated like mongrels by our  cousins in the land ot the Star Spangled Banner, and now that their policy  is being adopted on this side ot the  line the howling commences.   The  cry   about  British  Columbia being  injured  by  debarring  aliens  from  staking claims is all nonsense, and it  is only made by renegade editors and  others who care nothing for Canada,  and are only here to make a stake  because they cannot do it in the Republic to the south of the best country  in the world.      '���     -'  The richest mineral section  of the wonderful Kootenay  Has over 50  Shipping  flines.  I make a specialty of meritorious  SLOCAN      properties ;  for.  mining companies forming.  Wet ore claims  froin $ 1,000 \ip  GEO. H. SUCKLING,  Silverton, B.C.  ROWLEY  AM. . & CO.,  Manufacturers  and Importers of  FURNITURE  Fine upholstering a Specialty.   Un*  dertaking and Embalming.  Opp. Slocan Hospital, New Deny ei*.  Don't overlook Wilson^ Hotel when  you are in Slocan City. f  PRICE LIST:  Rough Lumber, narrow,  ��� " "        wide.  Joist and Scantling, sized up to  18 feet long,       ...  8'to24 '    V  21 'to 30 '  Flooring, T&G, 6 "  ,. ti  ,        .   .c    ,*4 >.�����  V joint Ceiling, <��  "Rustic,  Shiplap,  Surfaced Dressed,  $10 00  $11 00 to 12 ..  11. ..  12 '..  "' 13 .1  20 ..  22 ..  22 .:.  -,19.-..  14 .. ���  13...  A liberal discount on large orders for Cash,  PETER GENELLE & Co  MRS, W.W. MERKLEY.  NEW DHSN-V-EIK,,  Has always on hand a large stock of  Dry and Fancy Goods,    .  Millineryand"  Gents' Furnishings.  WM. BENNISON,  JNO. COVER*  >    ��� - Branches-  Everett. Wash.  39 Upper Brook St., London,  Members of the Rossland Stock Exchange -  and Board of-Trade.       '    "   ��������'��������'   ,  H. E. COVER.  Cable Address���"Bennison."  Moreing and Neal,  Clough's (new and old),  ��� Bedford McNeill,  .   ..        -and A BC Codes  *  BOURNE  BROS,  DE>LERS IN  L  DISE,  MINERS'  SUPPLIES,  DOORS, SASH,  OATS,  BRAN,   fcTC.  NEW DENVER,  B.O.  �����  DEALERS IN  AND  NES  MINING SECURITIES  E solicit correspondence with parties having  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 for  doveloped mines and promising prospects  mn^^m  Complaints are being printed in  Kaslo and Rossland papers abusing  Alex, Sproat, mining recorder in New  Denver, for his treatment of a Kaslo  mining man. Upon investigation we  find that Alex. Smith sent Sproat a  personal telegram asking if his title  to the Antoine last June was perfect.  Sproat was out of town at the time  and the message was left at his residence. Smith then sent a second  telegram addressed to the record  office, but as the Government does  not allow its recorders to act as  law vers the clerk would not do anv-  Wm.Darlington. M.E.,  Cornell Uni. Mass. Inst. Tech.,  H.C.Bellinger, Metallurgist,  Mem. Amer.Inst.Min.Engineers.  DARLINGTON & BELLINGER,  Mining Engineers & Metallurgical  Chemists.  Office & Laboratory, Slocan City, B.C.  New Denver.  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.  NEWSDEALER,  and STATIONER,  Imported and Domestic Cigars, To-  baccoes, Fruits and Confectionery.  Turner, Beeton & Co.  Wholesale Merchants, Shippers and Importers.  VICTORIA,  B.C.  LONDON,  ENG,  Kootenay Branch���NELSON, B. C.  A lar��*e stock of all sized bags always on hand in Nelson Fourth Year.  THE   LEDQE.  o  PRESUMABLY   FUNNY.  Jj  E- PALMER, C.E.  Government Official���Well what do you want  now? Indian���Want to change my pony for a  bike.���Brooklyn Life.  What, are you asking your husband now in the  spring for afur cloak ?   Oh, yes; it will be winter )  before he says yes! ���Fliegende Blaetter;  Always Ik>wnward���There is one peculiar thing  about people who are too easily led. And what is  that ? They're all led the same way.���-Chicago  Joiirhal.  " Mamma, teacher told us to say a text when we  dropped our pennies into the plate." "Well,  what did you say ?" " I said that one of papa's:  ' Put up or shut up���Chicago Record.  His Mother-in-Law���Why, what's the matter ?  You look as gloomy as a new moon in a fog. He  ���Nowonder! Bilkine called me a eclossal ass!  His Mother-in-law���Well, you are large.���Larks.  The Long and Short of It.���You said you would  not be gone long, said she, reproachfully, as he  came in from the little gama at 2.30. well, said  he, wearily, I came back short, anyway.���Indianapolis Journal.  A bluebird sat on a picket fence:  He thought that It was spring,  Just then a blizzard began to bliz;  'Twas late, but apparently out for biz,  And it didn't do a thing        :  To the bird!  Oh, the bird had tuned his twitter up,  And twitted a happy twit; o  But the blizzard gave one fearful blast;  That little twit was the twitter's last;  For he fell from the fence where he sought to  *   sit��� *    ' - ;;*"���*.-:':��� ���'  :  '       Dead bird.  ���Cleveland Leader.  PROVINCIAL LAND  and MINE SURVEYOR.  .0. Box 214.  Sandon, B.O.  SILVERTON���The Silver Town of Slocan Lake  TTOWARP WEST,  Assoc. R S M, London, Eng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties  examined   and reported.on  tending purchasers.  for  in  Assay office and Chemical  vueave, NewDenver,BC.  Laboratory, Belle-  Dominion Mining Lands.  The following is a summary of the regulations  with respect to the manner of recording claims  for mineral lands other than coal lands, and the  conditions governing the purchase of the same.  Any person may explore vacant Dominion  lands not appropriated or reserved by government  for other purposes, and may search therein, either  by surfacing or subterranean prospecting, for  mineral' deposits, with a view to obtaining a  mining location for the same,but no mining loca  tiou will be gran ted until actual discovery has  been made of the vain, lode or deposit of mineral j  or metal within the limits of the location or claim.  On discovering a mineral deposit any person  .may obtain a mining location, upon marking out  his location on the ground in accordance with the  regulations in that behalf, and filing with the  agent of Dominion lands for the distnett within  sixty: days from discovery, an affidavit in form  prescribed by mining regulations, and paying at  the same tiine an office fee of five dollars, which  will entitle the person so recording his claim to  enter into, possession of the Jbeation applied for.  during the period of one year. The entry will be  renewed from year to year provided the sum of  one hundred dollars at least has been expended in  actual mining operations on the claim within  each and every year.  A big stock of Gents' Furnishings  Hats, Boots & Shoes, Carpets, Art  Squares, Mats, Blankets white and  grey, Feather Pillows, ready made  Sheets and Pillow C&ses, Mirro rs,  Toilet Sets, Hotel Glassware and  Stoves at Bourne Bros.  GWILLIM & JOHNSON,  (MeGill)  & Analy-Chemists.  Slocan City,        -      -      -      -      -      -       BC  A    DRISCOLL; Q. E., 5   -  Dominion & Provincial  Land Surveyor.  On the line of the C.P.R. steamers.  The future Commercial Centre of  Slocan Lake. Surrounded by  important shipping mines���the  Celebrated Galena Farm, the  Fisher Maiden groups, etc. Also  by many recently bonded valuable  properties ��� the Thompson, the  Prescott, Wakefield, Alpha, Reed  Robertson and   Stewart   groups.  Correspondence solicited.  SILVERTON  f] M. W00DW0RTH, M;A.;, LL.B.  NOTARY PUBLIC, ���  CONVEYANCER, Etc.,  Brandon, Slocan City, B. C,       ,  ���T.  TVVIGG,  H.  Provincial Land Surveyor  ���.';���;���'��� New Denver^BC '.';���������.V   fh,..  /  j^  ./���  Mineral claims, mines, timber limits, etc, surveyed  \J[   W. BRUNER, M. D  Physician & Surgeon,  Sandon, B.C.  is destined to be a great City.  Best water and drainage facilities.  For magnificent views, perfect  climate, Silverton has an ideal  position. Secure choice of lots  before advance in price. Terms  easy. Prices, $75 up. Clear title  -���registered plan. �� Maps and  particular^ upon   application to���-  Qeo. H. Suckling,  General Agent for Snverton.'Towrisite.  Calls from a distance promptly  ended to. ^  at-  D  R. A. S. MARSHALL.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  is everything: in the line  of Restaurant and Bar  Silverware. We handle  only the celebrated  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery [  Chicago  ger Bros'  Knives, Forks, Spoons,  Ladles, Bar Spoons,  Lemon Knives, etc.  Special rates on _ all  such orders. See our  latest and most artistic  designs of jewelry.  f   ABRIEL  NAKUSP, B.C.  REAL ESTATE,  MINKS and INSURANCE,  Special attention paid to properties  on Cariboo Creek.  THE SILVERTON MINER'S UNION  A No. 71,  "w. m. m:.  Meets every Saturday night.  C.  McNICHOLLS,   President.  CHAS.  BRAND, Secretary.  ��� Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  ;-  ;     -     v     Reserved fund   :   :     6,000,00000  Undivided profits :   :     859,698:40  Sir Donald A. Smith, G.C.M.G, President.  Hon. G; A. Drummond, Vice President,  E.S.Clocjston, General Manager,  A.rMACNiDER, Chief Inspector & Supt. of Branches.  A. B. Buchanan, Inspector of Branch returns.  ���'.. W. S. Glouston, Assistant Inspector,  James Aird, Secretary.  | Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  v the United States.    K<  New Denver Branch  A general banking business transacted  D  R. A. MILLOY  The  Dentist.  Office: Blacks Hotftl,  SANDON B.C.  NEW DENVER, BX.  Is a new house, with new furniture and everything comfortable  for the taaveling public. The bar has the* best goods in the  market. ANGRIGNON BROS., Proprietors.  >3,Sj  NOTICE.  -��^p��a����-^Butcher Co.  Shops at  Sandon,  Nelson,  Kaslo,  Ainsworth and Quartz Creek.  TtfOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after  il 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 2\ 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 30  chains, thence west to mineral claim Neglected  and following east and south boundaries of said  claim to Slocan lake, thence southerly along east  shore of said lake to point of commencement.  ���T. C. Hark is.  Dated April 22nd. 1W7.J ap2fi-jo29  Amalgamated with Genelle & Co.  Prepared to furnish  Rough and Coast Dressed Lumber,  Sash & Doors, Moulding, Finishings, Etc.  Office, Warehouse and Yard:   NAKUSP.  X B. McGHIE,- Local manager  Nakusp, B.C. j  )  6  THE   LEDGE  -im  Fourth Yeai%  ��� 5  MEMORIES   OP   THE   FARM.  Back to childhood's careless hours  A truant memory flies,  And through the open folds of life  The thoughts "of boyhood rise;  Bringing back those memories,  That round my childhood clustered,  When mother worried and fretted so  And father stormed and blustered.  Back to the farm-house old and bare.  Which scarcely a comfort knew,  And the homespun dress and scanty fare,  And blessings light and few.  No time then to go to school���  Too poor to hire a man,  We always had our work to do  No matter how we'd plan.  And I sit in silence thinking,  In fancy again I believe  My father is earnestly praying���  "We're thankful for what we receive."  While still our knees are aching,  And tlie solemn "amen" is said-  There comes the usual orders,  "Come, boys, hustle off to bed."  No use to question the order,  We debated that once before;  So up the stairway we clamor,  To a bed on the attic floor.  And Ave do our best to be quiet,  But try as hard as we may  We soon are laughing and kicking  In a regular boyish way.  Soon there is amp on the ceiling;  And we hear our father shout;  . "You fellows better get quiet."  But a smothered laugh breaks out  And we hear him hunting for matches,  As he stumble around down stairs,  With a quiet "confound the table"  And stronger talk to the chairs.  By the time he reaches the attic,  For the stairs are narrow, and steep,  We've mastered our. funny feeling  And are feigning the deepest sleep.  But we catch his parting injunction.  As he quietly looks around.  "It's lucky you bo3rs are sleeping,  I don't want another sound."  While the roosters are crowin g loudest,  And daylight beginning tc break,  There's a rap, rap oh the ceiling -  With "Boys, are you awake?"  And soon in tones both loud and clear,  We hear again that morning shout,  Balling through theattic-way  "Say, boys, you better be crawling out."  Still we think there is no hurry,  And we take another snooze  And sleep perhaps an hour or more  And hayen't a moment to lose���  For .we'j-e expected to feed the stock,  And have the bucksaw humming,  When mother calls in frightened tones.  " Hurry, boys, your father's coining.:};  Quickly jumping ahdjpartly dressed,  W�� fly through the kitchen door, ?  And -downthe path to the old straw barn ;  A couple of rods or more.  There we'feed the stock and then return  In time to hear him shout,    '  "Don't you fellows intend to-cojne,  It's time the cows were out."      " .  Out from that humble parent home���  Into a life of care,  Drawn by glittering promises: ���  Tempted almost to. dispair.  No one to whisper a warning word-  Drifting with the tide;  Reforming.only toiall again,  Losing manhood's pride.  Till now there comes before my eyes  Visions of what I was;  Thoughts of what I might have been,  Dreams of broken laws.  Hands outstretched to help rhe up  So pure they seem to be:  Unstained by broken promises  The lips that, speak to me.  ���Ada P. Brooks.  IN   FROSTY   ALASKA.  The   Yellow   Metal   Seems  '     Abundance.  To  Be   In  This is the age of wonderful mineral stories,  the most wonderful of which come from -Alaska  and the Canadian territory adjoining it..   Far  away .fields, are green is often quoted,. but that  expression would not suit the far north.   There  the fields are principally white with a frost that is  vigorously bitter.    C. ;M. Eaton was in   New  Denver the other day and said that, he left Circle  City last September.   He went into the country  from Tuneau. forty miles over the hills-and then  down the Yukon for a thousand miles in a small  boat.   The new town Dawson Citv is 300 miles  from Circle City and a short distance from Klon-  dyke.     Circle City is only  60 miles from the  Arctic Circle and while it is a hot town  the  thermometer has been developed as low as the 78  1 ivel.   Drinks are four bits and the only limit to  the stud game is the rafters over the dealer.  Eaton, who is a fine tpye of the handsome miner  the beau ideal of the romancer, said that he has  slept in a tent within the Artie Girclein the month  of December and was not bothered any with  mosquitoes.   There is plenty of gold in that country Eaton says, ibut it takes pluck, money and  endurance to wrest it from the creeks in a clime  where the sun stays out nearly all night in the  summer season aud goes south' in the winter.   To  lengthen this article we tack on an article from  the Minneapolis Journal :���  Seattle, Wash., April 24.���A vast majority of  tlio people who loft h*Mv this .season, for tlie Yukon  hoping to be " early birds " in the diggings, are  still waitingilt Sheep camp for an opportunity to  start northward.- -The steamship Ai-Ki, which  arrived here yesterday afternoon, found on reach-  ingthe^Dyiea last rtiip that the gorge just ibeyond  Sheep camp was flooded with water created by  thfrTOelttng"8nowra��d-wafr therefore - impassable.  The Al-Ki found all the live stock that has gone  north for some weeks .past still at Dyea. it is  thought that many of those now at Sheep camp  wlll.go to Chilcat  Dal ton trail.  and cross the summit by the  Ariioutfit thief stands in the same regard with  the minors of/Alaska as a horse-thief on the western, plaihs%,M9. The .people encamped at Dyea  have been much troubled through the loss of  supplies by theft. It is customer/ to " double  trip'' it over the more difficult poi tions of the trail  between Dyea a~d thellakes, and portions of ^ach  man's outfit are left behind to be returned for.  A little amateur detective work recently disclosed  at least one of the dishonest artists, and he was  given the alternative of leaving that part of the  country or hanging.   No one has seen nim since.  Continued reports of the richness of the Klon-  dyke reach here by every steamer from Alaska.  The latest party to come out of the Yukon valley  was made up of James McKay, J. S. Macaulay.  and Richard Butler. They, left Dawson City  March 4 and reached Dyea after a journey of  thirty days over a rough trail. Their reports corroborate the stories heretofore reaching here concerning the wonderful richness of the placers  along Bonanza and Eldora creeks in the KIon-  dyke district.������- An example is shown in the  product of one pan of dirt washed out on an  Eldorado claim, the dust being brought out by  Macaulay and placed ou exhibition, which weighs  $243. - Coming direct from the scene, this leavess  no doubt of the fabulous richness of the Klondike.  Mr. Butler, of this party, is interest in claims U3  and 24 above and 68 below discovery oiMBonanza  creek, and also on Bear creek, and ha^wintered  in that district. He is ou his.way to his former  home in southwestern Minnesota, and will return  next month to his claims. During the winter he  offered as high nis $25 for a shovel or anything  that would answer the purpose of a shovel, but  could riot procure the article. Pans are equally  in demand and equally scarce.  In the Rhodes claim the gravel runs from $2.47  to the pan on > the upper strata to $5 at bed;rock,  with a paystreak nine feet deep. *  Speaking of the Klondike, the Alaska News  Isays:: " Th'nk of a paystreak nine feet thick, 150  feet wide and 500 feet long, every pan of which,  so fai\ as can be-ascertained, by sinking prospect  holes torbedroek will contain over $1 in gold, some  as high as>"250.; Nor is this the exception, but the  rule. On No. 6 Eldorado, one Of Clarence Barry's  claims,which is probably the best known of iany  in the district, there is over $100,000 already on  tlie dump ready for the spring washing."  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^wallpaper art. The exterior of the hotel is paintedin colors  that harmonize with the idealistic scenery. The Dining Room is always provided with fdodthat is tasty, digestible arid 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 politic8i,lre-  ligion or wealth are welcome at this house.  Stranger,  make for the Newmarket when you reach the Slocan metropolis and do not forget the Landlord's name;  it is  Henry Stege.  THE   CHINESE   QUESTION.  To the Editor of The Ledge. \  Dear^mi,���I have the article on the Chinese ih  the issue of March 11th, and am pleased .to see the-  ground taken by tie writer. For years I have j  been^opposedrto the entrance into Canada of these  peoplcinJaxge^iumbers.  They come in, remain and go out living or dead  as foi^igners.' , :j  i Theylcompctein wages with our workers, men  and womm, to* such; an extent as ;to force them  into idleness and out of the province.  t They are of no;good in any way to our country.  L^etussupobse the Canadian Government had  ,��2(H).000>w6ruif6f postistamps.   Suppose Chinamen  would cpine into Canada and quietly take posses  sibriwltlrdtif payment.  ^/Wciild tiie government or the people permit this  line of robbery ?   ;*,'���  ���j Post stamps are of no more value to the country  than gold.; vChinaJmen visit the streams and  gravel beds iri large numbers. They gather up  the.gold and-transfer it to China. Why should  China have our gold without payment? Can  anyinananswer?  / They take the wealth but give nothing in return.  Their clothing, sugar, rice, tobacco, opfurii, many  kinds of vegetables, and other goods come from  China. They: go into, oqy riiountains and valleys  and live like pigs; There are- hundreds of better  pig pens in Ontario than the average Chinamen's  nut, hovel or pen. :  Hence they are of no value to the house carpenter^ the saw mill, the nail maker, painter,  clothier or others. Then why permit them to  come and be as truly pirates as any that ever  infested the Chinese "coasts -"-As" pirates on the  high seas they kill und rob ;: but as pirates in  Cariadai they rob and kill. In one case they kill  by the bludgeon in the second by a keen low-  levelling competition which produces starvation  and death for the white laborer.  j I wouid be merciful to them but would first  show inercy to and make provision for our laborers arid fellotwcitizens.  .1 have against them as foreigners what cannot  be held against others. Take our numerous  American cousins who are in Canada. Techni-  cally. they, are foreigners. But in all thatgoekto  make up practical citizenship they are fellow  citizens from the, day they enter our Dominion.  They enter heartily into every phase of social,  commercial and enterprise life. Frequently they  take the oath of allegience, and if - they do hot  their children naturally grow up good loyal Canadian subjects. But the Chinaman is always a  foreigner and never enters into the doings ot the  country except to get and carry out all he can,  Sroducing, depreciation of wages and therefore  egradation ot life for those of our own people who  at the best have a hard keen struggle. British  fair play requires that we give our own people at  least a fair living chance.  E. Odlum.  Brighton, England.  ONE OF EACH  Nails,Ore Sacks, Coal, Hardware; Canned Goods,  Iron; and Steel, Hay,    Green Ve^  G-roceries, besides the mdny smaller lots coming iii  daily.   We invite you all/   Low  THREE FORKS     WM -  H U I^TER St GO. ,      SI L.VERTON  -Tiiis  i&&w -Eloiise, -  With the old name, is well equipped to accomodate a larg6 number of Guests;   The building is  ''     plastered and the rooms are unsurpased for cbriifoirt in, the Slocan, while in the  Dining Room dan be found'the best food in the market.  ROBERT  OXJNNHSTO  Cltttone House,  -Sanclon.  Has ample accommodations for a large number of people.   .The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dining Robin' is" provide in the market.  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers!       . -  John;Buckleyv Prop.  -'.THIS- T0WNSITE,-is situated a mile  and a half from the well-known GALENA FARM  MINES, and having an unchallenged-monopoly  of the trade of  One to liis Credit.  Osmond, have you attended any of the fall  op-  eningf?  . Yes; last night I stepped into a coal hole.  is now on the Market.  For lots apply to  ..;. How long have you been on this route ? asked  the drummer of the conductor on a primitive  Southernrailroad. Ten yeahs, sub. Indeed? You  must have gotten on several miles south of where  I did.   Detroit Free. Pros?.  NEW DENVER, B. C.  iiwiiiiiiihiiiiiwiiiii Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  THE   SONG   OF   THE   WHEEL.  From the Chicago; Daily Tribune.  Whizzing through the meadows,  Bouncing .over ridges.  Dodgingbusy, crossings,V  Scootingtinderhridges,^ .-v  Coasting ddwri steep hillsides  Till the-senses reel:  Bless me! this is pleasant,  Riding on a wheel!  Rolling over roadways;  Swift as bird on wing  Early in the morning;  This is just the thing!  Hearing matin music  From each dewy spray;  Old Sol; in the/meantime/  Ushers in the day.  Sklmminjg o'er the pavement,  Shooting through the park,  Viewing pretty flowers���  Isn't it a lark?  Haven't any lantern.  Light begins to fail;  Copper Will arrest and  CRun us into jail!  Speeding, swiftly speeding,  Go the racers gay;'  Bending nearly double  As they dash away.  All the people shoutuigy.  Wonder on each face;  Try to pick the winner  In the great road race,  Papa and his baby,  Darling little boy.  Whistle tuneful ditties���  Life is full of joy.  Papa works the pedals,  Baby rides before;  Papa soon is tired, .���'.*"'���  Baby cries for more ,���; /'���'.���  Gentleman in trousers  C ut decollette;  Sees a maid in bloomers  Just across the way.  Thinks that he will charm her  By his ease and grace:  Finds she's fully fifty  When he sees her face.  Gentleman just learning  :  Seems a little rash;  Steers into a hydrant  With an awtul crash !  Pulls himself together,  Not inclined to talk;  While the rest are looking  Thinks he'd rather walk.  With immense exertion  Mr. Adipose; '"''"'-  Filling half the roadway, -  Sweating, puffing goes.  Morning, noon andevening  Finds him on the spin, ,.*���..   '- ' * T .'F ~  Happy in the thought that  He is getting thin, v  Stream and vale and mountain  Fascinate the sight;  Nature's many beauties  Are the cyclist's right.        -  Splendor of the sunset  In the evening sky.  Form and hue and fragrance  Greet him passsing by. c,  Whizzing through the'meadows,  Bouncing over ridges.-  Dodging" busy crossings,  Scooting under bridges.  Coasting down the hillsides  Till the senses reel; ���  Bless me-! this is pleasant,  Riding on a wheel.  ONTARIO'S   GOED   BOOM.  I demands that the tenant  I houtte notice.  agree to move out on 24  Rat Portage; Ont.^VVith the change in date for  the mining eonyeiitipn until June 2,3 and 4, *he  success of the meeting: is^ jpracticaily assured.  Navigation will then be open, the weather settled,  and facilities for travel unexcelled. George Drewry, president of the Mining Exchange, has charge  of affairs for the convention. There will be papers read and discussions on all questions pertaining to gold mining in the Ontario districts, both  bytheoreticai and practical authorities. In addition to that, special attention will be given to the  best methods for interesting capital and spreading  reliable information concerning the rapidly developing Eldorado.  Just now there is a lull in affairs." The roads  and trails are in poor condition, ice on the lakes is  very dangerous and the TraVel is either impossible or very dangerous. Machinery and supplies  are piled up here awaiting thejjopening of naviga  tion, and prospectors are wearing away the time  as best they may. For some time caring for gold  seekers lias been a serious problem. Several nights  as high as 100 men slept on the floor of the fire hall.  Others took chairs in hotel lobbies or floors in restaurants. Three big men in one bed have been  too common to attract attention. The Queen's  Hotel, which has only 21 rocms, has on several'oc-  casious cared for seventy-five and eighty guests  in one night  This week the jam is not quite so great. The  arrivals have decreased a Jittle; soriie have left  and others, believing in the story of the early  bird, have started out prospecting; It is just a lull  beiore the storm, however, and every effort is being made to get things in shape to care for the  crowds that will appear with the opening of navigation. The hotels are > rushing ' additions and  within a few weeks vacant lots will he dotted with  tents. Already a steam dye works is operatinirin  a 10x14 tents* Rents are high and leases commonly are made for 30 days. Thirty-five dollars a  month is asked for a little brown pine shanty of  one room 10x18 feet in" size, and  then   the owner  There are numerous boats plying- to all points on  the Lake of the wood*, and between here and Fort  Ffahcis. The shipyards present busy scenesvand  several new farid unusually^ commodiou* crafts  will be added to the fleet enrolled at this port. A  CPriipany hieaded by George Graham of Port Arthur, is having, a steel steamer built at Toronto to  ply;between here and Fort Francis. It will be  brought here in sections and put together, Some  years ago the Canadian government expended  gl50,000 in coristructing a ship canal around the  rapids at Fort Francis. To complete that work  and build locks would cost about ��50,000. A demand^ being made that the work be finished,  with things looking very favorable for it.. That  wouldiehable boats from here to enter Rainy lake  and land right at Mine Center in the Seine river  country, a distance of 200 miles.  yhe condition of the unemployed here is not so  serious as a week ago. The town was overrun  by. those attracted here by newspaper reports of  the mining and; building activity. There have  beenlOO applicants for every jobandas many had  little or no means upon arrival, considerable distress resulted: Warnings in Toronto and Winnipeg; papers helped soriie and many here have  managed to get out of town. No one should come  without promise of employment or means with  which to live. Carpenters get from $1.50 to $2.25 a  day. Miners draw $1:50 and board or $2.10 without. Sawmill men get 11 cents an hour for 11  hours':work. The supply of boatman, engineers  and fireman more than equals the demand, Later  the fisheries will employ a good many men.  Wages average %20 a month and board.  For a mining town with so many idle strangers  the order is wonderful. One policeman does  night and day duty, but an increase is contemplated. V Several holdups have occurredduring the  last ten days and a couplebfstores were robbed.  Canadian justice is swift, however, arid 'bad rhen'  are wise enough to keep quiet: Some little shooting hais occurred on the street, but drunken" men  keep well within the bar-rooms, and scenes characteristic of typical western mining towns are  almost wanting here. Mine Center* later on,;  probably will discount this place several hundred  per cent, in that respect!���Mining Journal.  -"���-"'        The Lead Worker. ;  It is said that lead working disfigures the human bbdy more than any other kind of work.  In this industry it is inevitable that sooner or  later the Workers must succumb to lead poisoning,  and there would appear to hie no part of the body  that the poisonous fumess and floating particles  which'permeate the atmosphere of the workshop  donotaffect. The complexion takes on aghast-  ly, corpse-like pallor, the ? gums turn blue* .the  teeth decay rapidly and fail put, the eyelids are  hideously inflained. A scratch or an abrasion of  the skin becomes an unhealable sore.  Later on; when nerves'and'muscles become affected by the poison in the blood\ the~ eyeballs are  drawn?into oblique positions and ;take oh a ��� dirii  and bleared appearance. The joints.-especially  the knee and the wrist, become .<?emi-paralyzeq.  and'the whole form is gradually'beiit and'tfontort-  6d. ��������� . .  ��� \-  Getting u Ijittle. Practice.  "That's a very clever hired boy pf yours."  "Your right he is,   He's thie handiest boy I eve,.  hed ori thVfarm.   Thar airi 'fcmueh he cant set his  hand to.   See What he done ihis morriingj- Put a  lot o' n&w feeth in the rake; killed a pig and a  half a dozen chickens* andcut'up that beef critter  thet ButcheriTbihpkins knocked in ihe head yis-  tiddy.?    -      "      . ���   .-, ;. '   ."   V; ��� .-"���*.  "Whas?s the boy made up his mind to be, a farmer?";; .;���.."  '' Blefss ye,* no:   He's dead set on being a doclor."  ���Cleveland Plain Dealer:  He-^Now that our engagement is ended, I suppose we should return each" other's letters ? She���  I suppose so. And, George, while we are aboat it  why-not return each otherte kisses ? Engagement  renewed on the spot.���Boston Transcript.  KASLO CITY,  B.C  ���The'bnly Practical Watchmaker in, the Kootenay District. Orders by mail, "eceive promp  attention. *��� '  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  The new addition to the  LELAND  H$US��  Makes it one of the Ba^i&st:a%d most  Comfortable Hbtels;in?Kool^nay.;     - ���  MRS. Bi A. McDonald.-!    \&  STOR  Store in Silverton to let.  Apply to���  Silverton.  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  appetite cam be satiated  ���   ���   ���  $  COME EARLY AND AVOID THE RUSH.1  ntr  New  Denver  HAS THE  In the Diningv<%  in the Slocan Capital, ffi^     C^Room every  Jb*tMl      attention is paid to guests,       ^*0b-  and on the tables are placed the best viands obtainable.  MANAGER  UAS. DELANEY,  roeers  Agents for B.C. gkigar Refinery and  Royal City" Planing Mills.  f�� rrme  '.J'  /  8  THE   LEDGE.  Fourth  Year.  MINING RECORDS.  Recorded  at New Denver,   the   Assessments  Transfers and Locations:  ASSESSMENTS.  April 29  Monitor���Slocan-Monitor Mining Co  Wilson���E C Pease* ^  Kaslo, Ahno, Qra���S G Henderson  April 30  St Aubin, Alma, Forlorn Hope���W .L Callanan  Side Hill���W E Holmgrew  May 1  Silver Key���Silver Key Mining Co  Bruno���Pat Gallagher * -  Jennie No 3-rJas McDonald  May 3'.         ""' *  Mammoth No 4���Ed Baum  Elvira���GD Martin  Daisy���S S Cameron  Starlight No 3���Last Chance M & M Co  Wild goose���Noble Five Consolidated M & M  Co ���.,   ' ��������� V:    ���**   ��������������������� ' ' '��� '   -^ '  Day Dawn Fraction~M O Monaghany  Monitor No 2���G A Petty  Hustler Fraction���Ernest Harrop  Blackwood���Bank of Montreal  LOCATIONS.  April 28  Highland   Fraction���Galena   Farm, Edward  Stewart  Combination���Sloean lake, Matt Dolan  Cretan���Three Forks, John Lamont  Keystone���Four Mile, Frank Ryan  Traveller���Cariboo* same  Ma Mere���New Denver, H M Walker    '  Seattle���Eight Mile, W L Nicholson  Golden Reef���neai'Cory's ranch, J HCory  .Datiance-'-Lemon, W H Willis  Shamrock���Carpenter, P H Kennedy  April 29''  Pyramid���Goat-John RI Still  Galley West���Lemon; Fred J Smyth  Red Axe���same, W C McGregor  Gold Nugget���same, John L McRae  Noble Four���same j Malcolm Cameron  Little Bonanza; '������ same, E M Teeter  Caledonia B'ractional���same, A E Teeter  Willard���Silvertoii, P Perkins^ H P Bragdon,  GMWillard   ... :���..$���'���.      .-  C   .  Evening Sun���west side Slocan lake, N F Mc-  Naught  Morning Sun���same, W H Willis  Anna Fractional���12 Mile, G A Farini  Philips-Payne mountain, Charlotte Henderson  April 30  Maid of the Mist Fractional���Carpenter, Peter  Mullin  Eagle���NE of Roseberry, Joseph Wright  i   Molley Riley���Carpenter, HenrydKowell  Cupou���N E of Rosebery, G M Hubble, EUen  ,Nault    ':    <v    :."'.k"---. "'   ..       ;''*v' ���:,; ;r;.;    ..���'...:��� ;  Sparta���Slocan river, VVL CaUan an    .  Sudro~Fennell, John Lawson  Kodac��� same, D S Wallbridge  Early Bird���TerivMile,R I Kirkwood'  May 1  Glasgow���Bear lake, Eflfiest J Dobie  El Azhar Fraction���same, Robt Williams, Wm  Ryan  City of Glasgow���Eight Mile, F L Byron  Superior���Four Mile, Chas Gardner, J S Reid  Vanity Fair���Springer, Stephen Tiipp   *  Marie F ���east Sloean lake} S S Warren  May 3 ���    ,.?y: ���'*   "i.'.'.-w'%.       ���:-*���,,���*���  All Alone���Cedar, Edw&rdBrowii~ s     v -? ���;'  Western Boy���Three' Forks, Michael. Me And-'  rews  Wandering Jew���Same  New Brunswick~12 Mile, Thos Rowse  Cornwall-^-Falls creek, John Campbell  W'indsor-^-Fallfr View, G A Farini  Garryowen���Wilson, J H Currie ;      :  Grace-Hsamej RR Estabookc  -?'C"    - ;    ������'���   :   **i  Lake Show���west Slpcari lake,'-J:C Butleri Ram-;  dolph Saunders.  Lonvher���Carpenter, J T Brickman ���������  Mav 4    - . "' "  \Villie���Lemom John Vallanee  Pick Up���Sandon, A E Price  Big Crystal���Carpenter, Reginald Straingeway  TRANSFERS.  April 27  Andrew Tanks to J as N Black and D R McLennan��� ��  Dalhousie and   Wyeocomaglv Dec  23, ��100 , ;   ':   ,  April 28   ."���������'' ���  Joseph Franz to Alex Sproat, Amos Thompson  and Chas W Aylwin���J to each in the Atlas No 3,  -April 26, $800  Peter Goudroux to H H Pitts���The; Sautana,,  April 27 S300  Jos B Martin to H H Pitts���-V May B, April 27,$1  HH Pitts to Jos B Martin���^Sautana, April  27, ��1    '        ���'   ;:'-' :': *'^   ���,      . v:\  Same to Fred Lemieux���J Santana, April 27, $1  ���J F Foley to M MacNicol���1-32 Sligo, April 27 ,$1  J as Beard to P J Sherran���\ Clvcle and Ivan-  gural, April 28, S100  W H Beanlien to Thos Lacombe���J Wildhorse,  April 27, $1  J W Lowes to Robt Allen����� Dalriada, April 20  April 29  Chas Hoffman to E L Beer���01-24 Sultana,April  24, ��i ���'������������:."������"'  Jas Beard to P J Sherran-ri Dextei, April 29,  $2H>  C B Foote to Slocan Monitor Mining Co���3  Monitor. $1  .fas A Griffith to same���i Monitor, March 1$, ��1  Charlotte Henderson and 1 H Gray to RobE A  Cunningham���The, Rosedale, Flower and May,  Feb 15, *15,000  .John S Parker to A C ' Hay more���The Big  Cedar. April'7, ��2f>0  Rosmus Malde to J S C Fraser���The Early Bird.  April 15,*1000.  April 30  Alex McDonald to Wm Thomlinson���\ Silver  King No. 3, April f>, ��225  S J Reutar to Wm Sudrow���\ Hustler. No..2,  April 2, SI I  E S Babb to .Albert Allen���1 Early Bird, Dec  20. *3G.G9  Jas Boyd to R A Bradshaw���\ Wild Jim. April  7.*1  Mavl  E J Dobie to Robt Williams���.y Glasgow, May 1,  SI *.'     ���'���" -."'���..  Robt Williams to E .1 Dobie���10 Reliance and  El Azhar. May 1,-rl  ' John Pierce to A N Shaw���1-6 Ruby May, May  ^ Duncan R Irvine to Wm S Drewry���\.Silver.  IV11 and Hurler. March 29. 1.  ... Wm S Drewry and P J Hickey to Jas A Lindsay���\���Silver Bell and Hustler, March 30,9,000  Dun'.an R Irvine, Wm S Drewry and P J  Hickey to Jas A Lindsay���J Silver Bell and Hustler, April 22,1  Bruce Craddock to D R Irvine���All interest in  The Silver Bell and Hustler. Anril 18  John Bryden to The Silver Hustler Mining Co  ���| Silver Bell and Hustler, March 30, l  Duncan R Irvine to John Brayden and The  Silver Hustler Mining- Co-^J Silver Bell and  Hustler, ApriU9,1  FROM   LIVELY   RASLO  Comes   a    Batch    of   Interesting-    and  Newsy   Items.  the  (A Ledge Special.)  Kaslo, May o, 1897.���On the records for  past week tliete are no sales of interest and beyond  the exchange of a few bills of sale of interests in  llglit wdiglit Claims no business whatever has  been recorded. The locatons for the week, how  ever, have jumped up amazingly and rio fewer  than 43 clairns have been recorded during the past  week. .Most of the discoveries have been on the  east side of the lake and low down, probably the  greater part of the locations being extensions.  The report in last week's Paystreak regai'ding the  discovery of a six-foot ledge with a large ore body  is discredited here as no such claim has as yet  been recorded. Geo. Finch, a prospector well-  known here, brought in a sample of what is  probably not less than thousand dollar rock, found  last week in the neighborhood of the^Blue Bell,  but up to date enly.float has been found,and no  location haa beeri made, ���  Extensive improvements are under way at the  sariipling woks, new bins are being built both for  receiving and shipping and a good deal of new  riiachinery being added, enlarging considerably  the capacity of the works. At present the works  are running at night only, but when the workis  completed will be run riight and day, The  report that the eoiripany intend building a smelter  is generally ^credited here, but no authentic information regarding the same can be had. -"  The great contact vein of the White Grouse will  be the centre of much interested attention this  coming summer and already prospectors and  others are preparing to move that way  just as soon as enough of the snow  disappears to allow of the possibility of making  the trip.- Contrary to newspaper reports there  were no prospectors working in the White Grouse  all winter. A number stayed in till about Christmas , arid the'ii pulled out lea,Yin g a few trappers  the only men who wintered in the district.  Among the first to leave for:the White Grouse  will be Thomas Harris arid; bis sons, who have,  been iii the couiitry evei^ surilriier for a number  of years. i.',..':'7v '.'.. --7'* ���"-. ".*. '''".-'  *���:-..  The owners of tbe ^Northern Bell, in Jackson  Basin, intend building a.: concentrator. Figures  on lumber have been asked for here arid it is, the  intention to eommeriqe construction as soon "as  possible.;   :',' '";'''"-'-'.J*'V ���     ' '^ ���*.'���'  Kaslo is at present a very busy town. More  building is 'under way .just, now than at any other  time of its history and > et there is not a vacant  store or house in tne city, and everything under  construction in spokien for almost before the plans  are^draWh.5 Buchanan's mill is running to its  .'fullesE ^r^eritj'capacity and is still unable to  Supply the deriia,nd for huilding material.  A good deal of giant powder and manual labor  is at present being expended on the new base ball  'grounds,and,It is the intention tohave-first-class  grounds and a- team of players that can play, let  expenses-be what they may. The nairies of the  stars'ai^ nqt yet obtainable as negotiations are  riot cornpleted with a number^butrit^w said  that Kaslo is to ha,ve some south paws wlip will  give the town a chance -for the pennant. ;The  grounds will not be in shape before the 24th, and  as the season begins theri Kaslo will ha'ye to start  to work without much chance of practice..  The ore shipments for the month of Aptrll frcm  the report as shown in the customs office returns  aggregate 2^996,000 gross pounds, $132,998. This is  a falling off from Mar6h, which went 6,677,699  gross pounds, aggregating $289,699. This falling  off is of course accounted for by the early spring  and the breaking up of the trails. \  The rush for the Lardo-Duncan country hiis  commenced in good earnest now and every day  witnesses the departure from Kaslo of some party  for this section. Over 50 men have already gone  up the lake iri boats, mostly bound for Hariser  lake. Keeling and Strathern have built a fine  large bateari ab>ut 25 feet long, equipped her with  provisions, tools, etc., and starts this week for  Hauser lake. Wim. Underwood and his partner;,  who have been working at the Payne lall winter,  have also built a boat and started for the upper  Duncan river intending to cross over into the Fort  Steele country as soon as the snow leaves the hills  clear enough for the trip to be made. J. B. Mc-  Arthur, who was at Kaslo over Sunday, says he  expects great things of his outfit which started  out for the Lardeau a couple of weeks since' to do  some ''systematic prospecting,"but the prospectors hereabouts appear some what sarcastic regarding the venture and say that the terms on which  the prospectors-are hired would preclude the possibility oi their being prospectors at all It is said  they are allowied $10 a month and a l/G interest in  whatever they find.  ^!tt!!!lll!l!!!ltini!n!n!!il!!ll!illlllllll!!i:il!l!lllll!tl!llin!tll!lflllli!l!tl!lll|//^  | NEWS IN PLAGE J  ..��������������� ���  ��� ������ .      ���'.--'..    ..���> ��'*'    .  R. B, Kerr has cherry trees iri blossom in his  garden.  Capt. Wardr:>per has lumber on the ground���for  a cottage.  Webber, from Butte, will open a restaurant on  Sixth St.  R. J. Swalwell is building a residence on  Seventh St.  Col. Wharton hris leased 12 feet of ground next  to the St. James hotel for a real estate office.  New Denver has accented a challenge to play a  a football match with Slocan City on May 24th.  A steam laundry Is needed in New Denver.  Many people send their washing to Nakusp and  Sandon,  Robert Kirkwood is building a residence in New  Denver that will excel anything in the Slocan for  compactness and finish.  Frank Fouids, late of Sarnia, Ont.. has leased  the dining room in the Denver House, and will  run a day and night restaurant.  G. D. B. Turner and wife arrived in New  Denver last week. Mr. Turner, who is superintendent of the Wakefield and other groups will  build a residence in New Denver.  The citizens should not be backward in supporting the local brass band. There are. many good  players in town who are willing to give their  musical services free but the band cannot live  entirely on wind although it requires Considerable  in tlilS business. Remerriber this, and be generous  towards the town band..  ROSEBERY.  A small store woald pay^t this point.  A Rosslond man has or will bond the Angelo,  on Wilson creek.  Several parties are getting ready to prospect  along '.Wilson creek.  The new C. P. R. boat will be able to carry  freight by the 20th. -  The .Ferry, on the east side of Wilson creek,  will be opened up this summer.  AC. P. R. scow was launched last week and is  being used by the steamer Hunter. '  Sam Deschampsj F. S. Davis and J. Jajsrner'are'  developing the Silyer Wave, on Wilson creek.  This property has a large lead with an iron capping siriiilar to what is found on soriie of the'  claims around Rossland. Assays of 71 ounces of  silver and #10 gold have been obtained. A good  trail is cut to the property and the Sliver Wave is  open to inspection.  Only on tlie Map.  Lardeau is no more. This means the city, and  not the mining country. Three or four years ago  there was placed on the market and largely advertised iri Washington and onjthe coast.the townsite  of Lardeau, situated on the arm of Upper Arrow  lake.: Behiridit were a number of men of wealth  and influence. All coverriment roads in the district were made to lead to Lardeau. A hotel was-  built and furnished at an expense of %70iX),'v'a mining recorder's office was located there arid every  thing was done to make it boom. But the boom  never carrie. The townsite people held on till they  had to let go. The high water of '94 rose to the  top of the bar in the hotel, and the proprietor  couldn't cornpete, and this spring the hotel was  nut on rollers arid moved away to a saw mill for a  boarding house. The recording office has been  moved and Lardeau is .left in its' primitive condition. J .;���'..'.   ."' ^-* '��� ���'   ....:   ,:    . . .   -  Hyderabad Group.  Pat Sheran and Frank Wells have bonded the  Hyderabad group to A. E. Suckling, J. H. Currie  and William Taylpr for $20,000, five per cent,  down. This group consists of three claims between the Edmontori and Dalhousie on Ten Mile,  and shows galena arid iron carrying gold. A trail  is being'cut from the wagon road this week and a  50 foot tunnel will be driven at once.  The   Payne.  Scott McDonald says it is the intention to work  the Payne right along, wet or dry A gang of  men i�� to be put on as soon as conditions will admit to transform the sleigh road built last fall into a wagon road wide enough for teams to pass.  No ore Will be shipped until this road is completed  but it is not intended to diminish the force ot men,  now about 70. A tramway may be built during  the coming summer, but nothing defiriite is  known regarding it. It is stated on first-class authority that this property has paid its owners $65,-  Ooo a month.  APPLICATION FOR   LIQUOR  LICENSE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that at the expiration  IN 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 by 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, Block 7, Sandon  Townsite  EDWARD GOLD.  Dated at Sandon, B. C  May 4th. 1897.  m4 jut  ocan  NEW DENVER, B.C.  An office of the Sloean Hospital has  been opened at Sandon under the  medical superintendence of DR.  EMIL POHL. 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.  Miners in regular employ, sub-'  scribing through their payroll, can  secure all the privileges of tlieabove.  For further information apply to���  J. E. Brouse, M.I).,  New Deny er, B.C. .  or��� P.H.Powers, M.D., Sandon, B.C  'EMPLETON'SJ  RANULES. I  'it  j& MILD CATHARTIC AND ALTERATIVE. ^  ^APPLICABLE .'. IN .'. CONSTIPATION, iX  ^TORPID LWER, HEADACHE .DUE TO -y,  & INDIGESTION, ETC, AND THE MORE h  g COMMON   STOMACHAL   AND   INTES-  V  -" TINAL MALADIES. ^  fe\]J. C TEMPLETOf��,    |  ^WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGIST,4  CALGARY, N. W. T. m  Forsaioat HELSONSDRUG STORE,  New Denver.  NOTICE.  ,8'*ivi'39-i:MW7rtf'CT'��e*rrBi-��3"  VTOTICE is hereby given that the Government  ll   prohibits the erection of  buildings or the  cutting of trees along the lake shore within the  limits of the town of New Denver.  \  By order Asst. Com'r Lands and Works,  Per ALEX SPROAT.  1  BURNISHED ROOMS :  i'-t'TO-LlEf^  Mrs. A.-J. Murphy.  SIXTH STREET.  NOTICE.  TJ"OTICE is hereby given that Q't days from date  li w-e will apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for the privilege of I taking 600  inches of of wrater from Cory creek to be used for  irrigating and other purposes Allen's creek runs  through Allen & Gory*s pre-emption, near Ten  Mile creek on Sloean lake.  ALLEN & CORY.3  Dated. April 21,1897.'  apr22-ju22  C. D. Ranc.  D. S. Wallbeidge  The Teacher���When a woman's  husband* dies, Patsie,. what is she ���  called? A widder, said Patsie. And j  when a man's wife dies, what is he!  called?���Patsie (after some thought) '���  A wicl-out-her, rau'uni! ;  Mining-and Stock Brokers,  Pnblic    V and Gonveyancers,  -- S^.2STIDOIS3" B.-Q,���-..;.���  Mines bought and sold. Stocks for sale in all B. C. mines.  Official brokers for Wonderful^Group,Mining Co.  Kootenay agents for Bondholder Mining Go.,  St.   ICeverne Mining Co  Phoenix Consolidated Mining Co. and Two Friends Mine Co.'s stocks.  Oom. jelii es  Stooic��ci  anc5L  Promoted.

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