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Array /.-. ���  7  i:    .     i>   -f  Vol   IV. No.  oo.  NEW DENVER, B. C, MAY 13,  1897.  Price $2.00 a Year.  TUNNEL, SHAFT, BUMP  Latest Returns from the Mines and  Prospects of the Silvery Slocan.  PREPARED    FOR    MINING   MEN  assessment  The Slocan Star has 125 men at  ���work..';,"..' /."    ''.'���.." '���'���:" ,~-   ��� .  Con Fielding is  work on the Mo witch.  James. Clark has an option on  the  Lodi and Norfolk on Lemon creek.  doing  The new tunnel on theGoodehough  is expected to itrik e the lea d iii June.  The erection of buildings will commence at the Meteor group next week.  The presence of gold in the Slocan.  .'is- becoming more noticeable every  da v. -"���. '���"'>���        '":..'���.'"'���'''"'. '���������"���:.  F. 0. Berg, of Spokane, has commenced work on the Oma, a Galena  Farm claim.  Most of the ^claims; between the  Galena Farm and Ten Mile creek  carry more prjess gold."  The tunnel on the Westmount is  now in outhe ledge 70 feet with  everything looking well.  D. K.McDonald of Spokane has  taken over the Hudson Fraction a  Carpenter Creek property.  Samples taken from some locations  on Eight Mile'creek resemble the ore  .at Cripple Creek, in Colorado. ���  A. Dick is in the Slocan  and  will  put men to work or;  the Alpine  and  /other groups he is interested iriv    ^  T wo men were started to work on  the Mary Durham this week, situated  on Goat Mountain adjoining the Mcllie  Hughes.  Ore similar to the low grade has  duct of the Le Roi, at Rossland, pro-  been found in the Adela, on the  Galena Farm.   ;  Action -has been commenced in the  Supreme Court involving the title to  the mineral claim Basin Fraction, in  Sunshine Basin.  C. W. McMahon will return from  Michigan in June and commence  work on the Union and Emerald, on  Carpenter creek.  A-great rush is being made for  Wilson creek, Late discoveries made  in that vicinity are of the most encouraging nature,  :The time for making the  second payment on the Edmonton and  Tit Bitts, due May 3rd, has been extended to Aug. 3rd.  The Delhousie and ������Whycpcom.ag.lv  Ten Mile properties, have been bonded again for $35,000, Geo. D. B.  Turner being the buyer.  Exeter, Dominion and Felix and a J  interest in the Keystone, to the St.  Keverne Mining Co.  The Gold Commissioner has allowed the work done on the Argenta, a  tunnel 215 feet, to be transferred to  the Mardon Fractional-tor the purpose  of obtaining a crown grant.     ,  W. K. Richmond has just finished,  the millwright work pa Hill Bros,  new mill. The mill now has a capacity of 35,000 feet a day. W. K>. will  prospect Mill, Wilson and other creeks  for mineral the balance of the summer. ��� ���������;,  The statement repurted about nothing having been paid down at the  sale of the Silver Kill and Old Chum  is denied by F. S. Andrews. He says  that he paid $1000 cash when the  sale was made, and feels certain that  his company has attained. good ��� properties. ���,"'���'.-".'"'''.  - ���:';.:..,';-..:' '.,���":"';���,':;'/-���':  JT. Wilkinson, ' 'World man 'of  Wings," has lately made some investments in the Slocan, having obtained,  control of the Red Rock and adjoining claims in the neighborhood of the  Howard Fraction and it is rumored  that his trip,to England is in this connection.:  Hamilton & McMillan have recently  secured from G. D. Potter a group of  three claims on the north fork of Carpenter creek. T he Alps claim, the  central of the three, shows a three  foot ledge carrying scattered ore,  assays from which give 50 ozs. silver  and gold values varying from $2 to  $20. A year's supplies are now on  the ground arid a party of : men are  engaged running a crosscut on. the  Alps claim. It is the intention of the  owners to spend considerable money  on a thorough prospecting of this  group.  NEW BOAT   LAUNCHED  The Pride of the Lake Gracefully  ���'���"���"    Slides Off  the Skids  INTO THE PLACID LAKE WATERS  Kaslo which go 75% copper and $30  in gold. The propepty is in the hands  ot Anaconda capitalists and it is understood that is to be extensively developed during the coming summer-  local brevities.  THE IVAN HOE.  Claims carrying gold are being  staked on Six Mile creek and other  parts of the district on vthe opposite  side of the lake from New Denver.  Several claims have been staked  on lower Eight Mile creek during the  past week. Telluride of gold is reported to have been found on one of  ihem.  S. C. Hill discovered a ledge on  Wilson creek last week while getting  out some timber. The ledge was at  the roots of a tree that had been  blown down by the wind.  J.'D. Farell has transferred all his  interest in  the St.  Keverne.   OBH,  Joh n Page, form eri y shift boss on  the night shift on the Idaho is in  Spokane.    On his return he will take  charge of the Ivanhoe for the Minnesota Silver Company.    This property  is to be thoroughly prospected during  the coming summer and preparations  have been made to spend a large sum  of money on development.     In Carl-'  y Ies report, for '96  th is property is  spoken of as follows:��� ' 'Mr. McColIum  in his report of 1895 says: The Ivanhoe situated high.up on the slope of  the mountain,   shows several  veins  nearly parallel.    Two crosscut tunnels the upper 50 feet and  the-; lower  90 feet length, connected by an  upraise ot 70 feet,   have been driven,  and drifts have been extended along  the lead from the ends of both tunnels  for varying distances.     The workings have exposed an ore chute J30 to  70 feet in length,   with  a  maximum  width of five feet of clean and concen-  tratng ore."   Fifteen carloads of high  grade ore were shipped last" summer  and considerable development work  done.    The property consists o*  two  Crown granted claims,   the  Ivanhoe  and Elgin, lying next the Canadian  group and are undoubtedly of great  value.    It is more than likely   that  the Ivanhoe will take standing as a  large dividend payer during the present year. ;  ���.-���  SfLVERTON.  Wednesday afternoon shortly after  the arrival of the steamer W. Hunter  from her trip down the lake the new  C.P.R. boat, /which  has been under  construction at Rosebery for the past  few months, was launched, and in tow  of the Hunter was taken around into  Rosebery bay,   there to receive the  finishing touches that will make her  the o.ueen of the la Ice, and be placed  in readiness for the enormous business awaiting her.  The particulars as to the boat's  dimensions, tonnage and build have  before been given. She is a'flyer, of  the first water; 160 feet in length and  30 teet beam.;  Her launching was witnessed by  several O.P.R. officials, among them  Capt. Troup and Engineer Perry,  and a large party from Nevv Denver  and Slocan City, who made the trip  on the Hunter for the purpose of witnessing the event. It was yevy successful and was a sight well worth  going to see, the boar, sliding off the  skids into the placid waters; of the  lake as gracefully as a duck aiighting.  Just when the-new bpat will make  her initial trip on the lake is not  known, but it will be within ten  days. A large amount of business is  waiting her completion, in; the way  of freight for the construction train to  start;.work on the Slocan branch from  Slocan City, and as orders have been  given for the immediate completion  of the wharves, and much C.P.R.  freight is. waiting^ to be handled, ii  is very probable slit will make her  riist trip in a few:days. .?���..  THE   CORINTH  an open  air  The band will  give  concert this evening.  ��� Horace Davenport, Wallace, Idaho,  was in town this week.  'The Government will  repair  the  sidewalks in New Denver.  Edward Gold will open an hotel in  Sandon, also Bartlett Brothers.  Gordon Sutherland has the contract  to build the hospital for Dr. Brouse.,,  Billy Barnfather  has tin nod over  the throttle on 401 to Jim Commoner.  Captain Edwards,   of the  Victoria  hotel, Revelstoke,died last Thursday.  '   The Knights of Pythias will_ probably have  block.  their  hall in the Clever  - On the lQth day of last December  work was commenced on the Corinth.  Since tnat time 980 feet of tunneling  has been run and the property tested  to a depth of 800 feet. When in 106  feet on the new tunnel that is being  driven to cut the ledge at 700.feet, a  new vein eight feet wide with 14  inches of clean ore was struck and is  now being drifted on. There are six  drifts on the Corinth and six men are  stoping steadily. There are 500 tons  of ore ready for shipment which will  make 1000 tons up to date. A 10  drill compressor is to be put in as  soon as 2000 feet of road can be- built  to connect'the property with the Alamo wagon road. A tramway and 150  ton concentrator will be built as  speedily as. possibi. The mill will  De on Carpenter creek below Three  Forks. This property was recently  stocked in London.  IHE STORM KING.  Street grading h the order of the  day in  town.  this pretty  and  progressive  A contract has been given for a  block of offices to be erected immediately upon the corner of Lake view  avenue nnd Fourth stiwt.  Jim Black the original discoverer  of the mineral wealth ot the White  Grouse country, left Kaslo on Friday  last;with a pany-of men to continue  the development work on the Storm  1 King, probably the best known property in that district.- Last year an  incline shaft was sunk on the ledge  for 05 feet, taking out ore for the  whole distance. Samples from a  three foot paystreak at the bottom of  this xhni't, are now on exhibition  in  The New Denver Club are arranging for the construction of their new  building.  A C. P. R. breakman had one of  his hands crushed at Rosebery on  Saturday;  Al. Behne has returned from Spokane. He has just completed a residence in that City.  T. Sherman, of Port Guichon, is  doing work on the Hortentia and No.  3, on Springer creek.  The Dominion government should  establish a, customs office in the Slocan.   There is none at present.  /There   are   now    four  chartered  banks in the Slocan and nioney": al  most as easy to get as a rock location.  Genelle & Co.'s new mill got into  action this week at Nakusp. It will  cut 50,000 feet of lumber in ten hours.  Steve Bailey and Barbarian Brown  recently won $5,000 bucking the  tiger in Dutch Jake's Spokane faro  bank.  On Tuesday the lake at Slocan City  rose 4 feet, 6^ inches. Some editorial  out of the new paper must have fallen  in the water.  The little that is to be done by the  Government in and around New  Denver iS:evidence that we are short  on political pulls.  THE    KASLO    SAMPLER.  Tho new additions to the sampler are now about  completed.   Five new receiving- bins have, been  built flush .with the track allowing- the handling  of ore in bulk from the ears and av a'ding the  necessity of sacking-at the'mines for shipment.-'  Seven new shipping- bins have been built on the  lower side of the works, making nineteen bins in  alL A new shipping- platform has been built and  this will be divided into .compartments,' each  shipping- bin having its own ore chute' and  dockage compartment, thereby avoiding possibility of errorormistake in shipment of ore ; each  shipment being- handled entirely by itself and  almost automatically through the whole process.  New tramways, chutes and ore-cars have been  added, and new receiving sheds are being built.  At present the shipments arc light on account of  poor trails. The Ruth made a good shipment on  Saturday and the Jackson shipped about two ear  loads. By the time the mines are shipping heavily  again the sampler will be in a possition to handle  all the ore offered. The. Kaslo people fondly  cherish the hope of a smelter being built on the.  bay, but the Kootenay Ore, Co. l'.eople themselves  have no statements tu mak;.> regarding that same,  though it is more than probable that a concentrator will be built in the near future, enabling the  company to handle economically a grade of nv  for which they have now no demand.  On Monday night at 7:20-fire was discovered in  .a building in the rear of Trotbcway & ttueke's  oflice used hy Mr. Bucke as as: assav office. An  alarm was "sent in and the brigade responded  promptly, throwing water in slightly less than  five minutes. As the fire had not. made much'  headway, it was soon "extinguished aud no se.uoiis  damage, done except to tlie -work under way iu  the assav i Mice. 2  THE   LEDGE.  Fourth  Year.  Pibrocli of Bunull Dbn.  Pibroch of Donuil Dhu  .  Pibroch of Donuil,  Wake the voice anew,  SummoifClan-Conuil.  Come away, come awa3r.  Hark to the summons!  Come in your war array,  Gentles and commons.  Come from your deep glen, ane ,    ���  Mountain so reckv,  The war pipe and pennon  Are at Iverlochy.  Come every hill-plaid, and  True heart that wears one,  Come every steel-blade, and  Strong hand that bears one.  Leave untended ihe herd,  The flock without shelter;  Leave the corpse uninterr'd,  The bride at the altar ;  Leave the deer, leave the steer.  Leave nets and barges;  Come with your fighting gear,  Broadswords and target.  Come as the winds come, when- v  Forests are rerided.  Come as the waves come, when  Navies ai'e stranded:  Faster come, faster come,  Faster and faster,  Chief, vassal, page and groom,  Tenant and master.  Fast they come, fast they come;  See how they gather !  Wide waves the eagle plume,  Blended with heather.  Cast your plaids, draw your blades,  .   Forward each man set!  Pibroch of Donuil Dim,  Knell for the onset [  ' ���Sir Walter Scott.  U. S. MINING LAWS.'-  Selected From Copp's American Mining  Code���Latest Edition.  LICENCE TO EXPLORE, OCCUPY, AND PURCHASE.  Section 387. All valuable mineral deposits iu  lands belonging to the Uuited States.both, surveyed or unsurveyed, are hereby declared to he free  and-to exploration and purchase by citizens of  the United States and those who have declared  their intention to become such, under regulations  prescribed by law, and according to the local customs and rules of miners in the several miuing  districts so far as they are applicable and not inconsistent with the laws of the United States.  lode claims!  Sec. 388.   Mining claims upon veins or lodes  of quartz or other rock in place, bearing gold, silver, cinnibar, lead, tin. copper, or;other valuable  deposits heretofore located, shall be governed as to  to length along the vein or lode by the customs,  regulations and laws in force at the date of their  location.   A mining claim located alter the 10th  day of May, 1872, whether located by one ar more  persons, may equal, but shall not exceed.1500 feet  in length along the vein or lode; but no location  of a mining claim shall be made until the discovery of the vein or lode within the limits of the  claim located,   No claim shall extend more than  3:n feet on each side of the middle of the vein at  the surface, nor shall any claim be limited by any-  mining regulation to less than 25 feet on each safe  of the middle of the vein  at the surface, except  where adverse rights existing on May 10,1872,  render such limitation necessary.    The end lines  of each claim shall be parallel to each other.  Sec. 390.   The locators of   mining locations  heretofore made or which shall hereafter be made  on any mineral vein, lode, or ledge, situated oh  tiie public domain, their heirs and assigns, where  no adverse claim exists on May 10, 1872, so long  as they comply with the laws of the United States  and  with  state, territorial and local regulations  not in conflict with the laws of the United States  governing their possessors title, shall have the  exclusive right of possession and enjoyment of all  the surface included within the lines of their locations, and of all veins, lodes and ledges through  out  their entire depth, the top or apex of which  lies inside of of such surface lines extended dowii-  ��� vertically,  although such  veins, lodes or ledges,  may so far depart from a perpendicular (in  their  course downward as to extend outside the vortical  sidelines of such  surface  locations.   But their  right of possession to such outside parts of such  veins or ledges shall be confined to such portions  thereof as lie  between  vertical planes  drawn  downward as above described, through the end  lines of their locations, so continued in their own  direction that such planes will   intersect such exterior parts of such veins or ledges.   And nothing  in this section shall authorise the locator or pos-  s issor of a vein or lode which extends in its downward, course beyond the vertical lines of his claim  to enter upon the surface of a claim owned or possessed by another.   No possessory action between  individuals, in any court of the United States, for  the recovery of any mining title shall be affected  ba the fact that the paramount title to the land on  which the mines are, is in the United States, but  each case   shall   be.  judged by the, law of posses-  edl  ro-l  less than $100 worth of labor shall be performed  or improvements made during each year���": Pr  vidad, That the^period within which the work S  required to be done annually on all unpatented  claims, so located, shall commence on the first  day of January succeeding the date of location of  such claim. On all claims located prior to May  10, 1872, $10 worth of labor shall be performed or  improvements made by January 1,1875, and each  year thereafter, for each 100 feet in length along  the vein, until a patent has been issued therefor;  but where such claims are held in common, such  expenditure may be made upon any one claim;  and where a person or company has or may run  a tunnel for the purposes of developing a lode or  lodes, owned ;by said person or company, the  money so expended in said tunnel shall be taken,  and considered as expended on said lode or ledge,  shall not be required to perform work on the surface of said lode or lodes in order to hold the same  as required by said act. Upon a failure to comply  with the foregoing conditions of annual expendi  ture, the claim or mine upon whi'h such failure  occurred shall be open to re-location in the same  manner as if no location of the same had been  made: Provided, That the original locators,  their heirs, assigns, or legal representatives, have  not resumed work upon the claim after failure and  before such location. Upon the failure of any one  several co owners to contribute his proportion of  the expenditures required hereby, the co owners  who have performed the labor or made the im  provements may, at the expiration. of yoar, give  such delinquent co-owner personal notice.  Don't overlook Wilson s Hotel when  you are in Slocan Citv. f  ONEOFEACH.  Nails, Ore Sacks, Coal, Hardware, Canned Goods,  Iron and Steel, Hay, Green Vegetables, Oats,  Groceries, besides the many smaller lots coming in  daily.   We incite you all.   Low prices for cash.  THREE FORKS       WM'   H U NTER 8t  GQ.,      SILVERTON  eCilOej SANDON  SITE  -Tliis   New  House,-  With the old name, is well equipped to accomodate a lai;ge number of Guests.   The building is  plastered and the rooms are unsurpased for comfort in the Slocan, while in the  Dining Room can be found the best food in the mai-ket.  ROBERT  OXJlSTN-IKrO  Proprietor  The terminus of the Slocan  River Railway, the business centre for Springer  and Lemon creek mines,  which are already shipping  ore. Lots in tiffs the most  promising and beautifully  situated ��� town in West  Kootenay.  ^JB Slocan City, Rossland,  ���������'���������       Toronto.  -* ,f/1 11EMELET0NS J  RA*takESv3  ���     *M  VI  $  J^MILD CATHARTIC AND ALTERATIVE. ��!  ^APPLICABLE ,\ IN .: CONSTIPATION, \  (^TORPID LIVER, HEADACHE DUE TO %  (^INDIGESTION, :ETC:y AND THE MORE ^  ^COMMON STOMACHAL AND INTES- t'  SPINAL MALADIES. ��/'  |^i    J- C. TESTCPLETOra,    |  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGIST, S  CALGARY, N. W. T. ^  NELSON'S DRUG STORE,  -Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large number of people. The rooms are large  and airy, and the rBinihg Room is provided with everything in the market-  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.    ���'���      o..., ;������.���'.',:.'���';'���:���'--  Turner, Beeton & Co.  Wholesale Merchants, Shippers and Importers.  VICTORIA,  B.C.  LONDON,   ENG.  Kootenay Branch���NELSON, B. C.  A large stock of all sized bags always on hand in Nelsofr  For Sale at  NEW DENVER, B.C.  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,  New Denver.  -: THE :-  i��isriMi:r icin.KS, locations and axxiai,  KXrKKDITUItE.  United States Law.���Sec. 392. The miners of  each mining district may make regulations not  m conflict with the laws of the United States, or  with tqe laws of the state or territory in which  ���the district is situated, governing the location,  manner of recording, amount of work necessary  to hold possession of a mining claim, subject to  the following- requirements:   The location must  ouse.  McGUlGAN, B.C.  Best house in the City.  Good accomodation for the  oscillating public.  BONGARD & PEICKART.  Vancouver Sash& Door Co.,  AMOS THOMPSON,  Manager.  W.  D. MITCHELL  Secretary.  be distinctly marked on the ground.  so that its  boundaries can be readilv traced. All records of  mining claims hereafter made shall contain the  name or names of the locators, the date of the  locations, and such a description of the claim or  claims located by reference to some natural object  or permanent monument as will identify the  cl.iim. On each claim located after Mav 10* 1��12,  and unlil a nawnt   has been   issii'd   i here for.   ti'��t  r. b. Thompson, Notary Public.  SODliellfTllOlS  NEW DENVER,  B.C.  Mines and Mining" Properties for  sale. Abstracts, Conveyancing, &c.  Correspondence solicited.  Agents for Phoenix Insurance Co.  of London, Eng. ��� *  Amalgamated with Genelle & Co.  Prepared-to'flirnish  Rough and Coast Dressed Lumber,  Sash & Doors, Moulding, Finishings, Etc.  Office, Warehouse and Yard:   NAKUSP.  J. B.'.McGHIE, Local manager  Nakusp, B.C.  STORE TO LET.  Store in  Silverton to let.  Apply to���  A.S.WILLIAMSON,  Silverton.  The new addition to the���������  LELAND  HOUSE  Makes it one of the Largest and most  Comfortable Hotels in Kootenay.  MRS. D. A. McDougald. Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE,  3  UOHENLINDEN.  On Linden, when the sun was low,  All bloodless lav the untrodden snow,  And dark aswinter was the flow       .  Of Isei rolling rapidly,  But Linden saw another sight,  When the drum beat at the dead of night,  Commanding fire of death to light  The darkness of her scenery.  By torch and trumpet fast arrayed,  Each horseman drew his battle-blade,  And furious every charger neighed,  To join the dreadful revelry.  Then shook the hills with thunder riven.  Then rushed the steed to battle driven,  And louder than the bolts of heaven  Far flashed the red artillery.  But redder yet that light shall glow  On Linden's hills of stained snow, ..  And bloodier vet the torrent flow  Of Iser, rolling rapidly.      ','������������  'Tis morn, but scarce yon level sun  Can pierce the war-cloud's rolling dun;  Where furious Frank and fiery Hun  Shot in their sulphurous canopy.  The combat deepens.   On! ye brave,  ,Who rush to glory, or the grave!  Wave, Munich ! all thy banuers wave,  And charge with all thy chivalry!  Few, few shall part where many meet!  The snow shall be their winding-sheet!  And every turf beneath their feet  Shall be a soldier's sepulchre.  ���Thomas Campbell.  .'STOCK   COMPANIES.  A Writer in  Money   and Risks lias the  Following to say Anout Stock  Companies.  "Provision should be made that Directors shall  be liable for Company debts in excess of the actual cash capital; that their acts shall be void be-,  yond the year for which they shall be appointed;  for any issue of bonds or lrypothe.es'iri excess of  two thirds of the actual cash capital with other  provisions in the Stock Corporation law of New  York.   The liability  of the directors for false  statements in prospectuses and advertisements is  probably as extensive as necessai y,although there  is some difference of opinion on this subject. As a  general  rule the so-called mining expert is in  cases of mis-representation the chief wrong-doer.  This evil will, it is hoped, diihinish with the in  crease in numbers and respectability of the profession of mining engineers.   The directors are  used as a means of luring ignorant shareholders.  The engineering profession owe it to themselves  and to the best interests of the country, that they  shall have a registered membership.   The expert's  report protects the director who uses in, but who  protects the shareholder and director against the  expert ?   The latter is the party who is assumed  to know, and his professional fee is sometimes intended to guaranteed that he does know;   It is  quite right the fee should bear some relation to  the responsibility, but then the responsibility  should not be impecunious.    Some guarantee  should be afforded that the report on a mine is  made by a competent expert, or the fact if otherwise should plainly  appear.   If directors will  -stake their reputation and base their confidence  on the reports of experts who have no solid reputation or decent bank balance, should they not,  who ought to have inquired into the truth of their  companies prospectus, suffer rather than share-)  holders ?   I repeat that in the majority of cases of;  fraudulent prospectus I believe the directors have  been deceived, and that there are forces in operation which will soon rid us of the "arch-enemy of  mining enterprise.   Our universities are giving  us a yearly generation of competent experts whose  reports will be found reliable.   We shall ere long  have a registered body of mining engineers, jealous for the reputation and honor of a learned and  noble profession, from whose lists will be struck  off any one found guilty of unprofessional conduct.  Buckley, commenting on the" English act, of  which the Ontario Directors Liability Act is a  copy, says that "if the competent expert was  fraudulent and his report false he will escape so  far as the act is concerned. The remedy will be  under the law as it exists outside of this statute,by  which any person is liable for untrue s atements  upon which another has acted to his damage."  The attention of the Minister of Justice might  be dircted to the necessity for criminal legislation  as a means for preventing the operating of pre  tending or fraudulent experts. The subject i�� one  which I submit should have the consideration of  the profession of mining engineers.  The number of yeais for which mining companies shall hold their charter .requires amending  legislation. It will greatly nromote investment if  in ordinary eases charters shall be granted for 10  or 12 vears only, provision being made for a simple form of renewal for a longer or shorter tenn.as  circumstances may require. In cases where the  property has not been developed or the mine  closed for a period of of five or seven years, the  property should revert to the Crown to he sold,the  proceeds to be distributed among shareholders.  Where companies obtain land from private owners they should be required to convey to the  Crown and take from it a title subject to reversion. The law of Ontario respecting winding up  Companies leaves little to be. desired except that  some Of its provisions might be simplified. In addition to the grounds of winding up it should be a  term of the charter of mining companies,that they  shall be wound up at the expiration of two years  il unable to pay a yearly dividend of four per  centron paid up capital, unless three fourths in  value of the shareholders by resolution vote for  continuing work one year longer; but in the even t  that three years shall'have passed without such a  dividend the rule shall be "cut it down, why emn-  bereth it the ground ?" The reverter of property  to a vendor who has sold in 'fei in the case of a  company .becoming defunct, should be taken  away, and the property should revert to the  Crown.  These documents should not contain the minimum of information with the maximum of en-  graver.s decoration, but should inform the shareholder in a concise manner what are his rights J  under the charter. As for example j among other  things, that on petition of 10 per cent, of the treasury stock the holders may obtain an examination  of the accounts if refused by the company ; also  that in the event of a sale of the property by a  majority-of the stockholders the holders of a minority of the stock may require the value of their  shares to be ascertained by arbitration; with other  matters which should be endorsed on the certificate or appear on its face.  Companies incorporated in any of the Dominion  Provinces other than that in which they carry on  business, and all foreign companies should be allowed to acquire mining property anywhere in  Canada (subject to the preceding clause regarding  duration of title) upon registration of their charters, with a list of shareholders and statement of  paid-up capital, assets and liabilities, in the Provincial Mines Department or Bureau ; subject always in the cese of foreign companies to their con  formity to the law relating to " accounts" and  audit, as if incorporated in this country.  The power to bond or mortgage. under the  Ontario Act is extraordinary. It is limited only  by the vote of two-thirds in value of the shareholders present in meeting called for the purpose,  not by the vote or written consent of the owners  of two-thirds of the stock as is the case in New  York. The limit at which bonds, debentures or  other securities of an Ontario company may be  sold is "atsuch prices as may be deemed expedi  ent or necessary." In New York the bond or  mortgage must not exceed the paid-up capital or  if the;-property of the company is greater, then  two-thirds of the value of such property, with  this safe-guard that directors are made personally  liable for bonding the company's property beyond  the lawful limit. Our own Dominion Act limits  the power to hypothecate to 75 per cent, of the  actual stock. It is difficult to find a rea?on for the  difference between the Dominion and Ontario  Joint Stock Acts in this respect as well as for the  difference between them in this, that the Domin-  Act requires 10 per cent, of half the capital stock  to be paid before grant of a charter, while the  Ontai io Act has no such provision.  ,For the protection and security of lenders,  provisions respecting mining companies' mortgages, similar to those under the railway cei of  1888, are required. Under this, authority will be  given the trustee of the mortgage to appoint a  receiver of a mining company with power to run  the concern or sell it, as circumstances may warrant. It is obvious that in mining districts a  magistrate'should have power to direct the audit  of accounts on petition, and to direct the management of mines by a receiver at the instance of  mortgagees, and with other functions. An ad  ministrator of mines would be the executive of  such judge or magistrate. He should give security  for the faithful performance of his duties.  Officers capable to audit mining companies'  accounts, and to direct the financial management  of mining affairs in case of defaulting companies  would beyond question, be of graat service to  debtor concerns as well as to their creditors.  There is a useful provision of the New York code,  (hat a shareholder may, by paying a contribution  to the mortgage debt in proportion to his stock, be  subrogated pro tanto to the rights of the mortgagee.  C. S. RASHDALL,  Notary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD   AND BONDED.      CORRESPONDENCE   INVITED���  Complete lists of claims for sale.    Abstracts of claims, conveyancing.  mmmmsmm  The  Windsor  Eestaurant  Is one of the Best and Aged Cafes  in ther  Silvery Slocan.  IN NEW DENVER,  It was in operation when  Was turned against the country, and, now that the  gloom of the Argonaut days has disappeared, it looms  up brighter than ever as  . . rrv A place where any  . ..   appetite can be satiated.  COME EARLY AND AVOID THE RUSH.  jacobson & Co  ��^  <*^4  Brandon, B. C,  Assay Price List:  Gold, Silver, or Lead, each -...-..-  $1.50  Gold, Silver and Lead, combined.  3 00  Gold and Silver.  2 00  Silver and Lead  ��� 2 00  Copper (by Electrolysis)   2 00  Gold, Silver,.Copper and Lead  4 00  Gold and Copper :.........  2 00  Silver and Copper   2 .50  Gold, Silver and Copper ...   3 50  Platinum........;  5 00  Mercury  2 00  Iron or Manganese.  2 00  Lime, Magnesium, Barium, Silica, Sulphur, each.   2 00  BismuthjTin, Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony,  Zinc, and Arsenic, each   4 00  Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash,  and percentage of Coke, if Coking  Coal)  40  Terms: '.Casli With. .Sample.  June 20th, 1895. ,  DICK,  Assayer and Analyst  ROWLEY  &co.,  Manufacturers  and Importers of  FURNITURE  Fine upholstering a Specialty.   Undertaking1 and Embalming-.  Opp. Slocan Hospital, New Denver.  MRS. W. W. MERKLEY.  Has always on hand a large stock of  Dry and Fancy Goods,  Millinery and  Gents' Furnishings.  .<&B.&araer0R  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Furnisli Clothing'  ���: in the : ���  ~   Latest Style  ���: of the :���  Tailor's JPLPt,-'.-  shops at th ftEE FOEKS & SANDON  Geetr  New  Denver  ���-*^-*- HAS THE'*^'*.-  Best Furnished Roomsf?^ In the Dining"  in the Slocan Capital, ffing-     O'Room every  ^fr,,,,       attention is paid to guests,       .a*^-  and on the tables are placed the best viands obtainable.  MANAGER  jas: delaney,  rocers  Agents for B.C. Sugar Refinery and  Royal City Planing Mills.  j* THE   LEDGE.  Fourth Yean  Published every Thursday.  R.     T.    L.OWBRY,    EDITOR    AND  FINANCIER.  /   SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three months  ���........ .:....* .75  Six " 1.25  Twelve " 2.00  THKEK YEAR 5.00  ransient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  >  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  C j>rrespondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  pai>er 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.  TEUKSDAr, MAY 13.  1897.  The horrors of war in Greece and  Turkey are likely to be eclipsed. The  football fever has broken out in the  Slocan. ________  In Canada, recent arrivals from  the United States are known by the  habit they have of putting two cent  stamps upon sealed letters.  Flaring advertisements of cheap  mining- stock are pinching out in the  eastern press. Probably the editors  have no more room to store away  any more glitteringly beautiful stock  certificates. '  The Great Ibex of Slocan drama is  still on the boards in the east. The  price ot admission was to be raised  this week^ The stockholders would  prefer to see more ore raised and less  money spent upon enchanting views  of mountain scenery.  For the benefit of eastern exchanges and those published in the  fish canning and agricultural districts  ot the west we would remark that the  surname of this paper is The Ledge,  and not Ledger as so many outsiders  will persist in advertising it.  The threatened alien law in reference to mineral claims in B. C. has  passed away and in the opinion of  many it is better that it should be so.  While we deplore the fact that Canadians are so harshly treated by the  pinhead politicians of the United  States, we would rather see Canada  all alienised than one individual  made a citizen by compulsion.  Heinze's   little  railroad- between  Trail and Rossland does a very large  passenger business.   The steep grade  and heavy loads make it slow climbing for the little locomotives, and the  fact is not overlooked by some people  who always delight in beating a railroad.   Occasionally, as the conductor  is working his way to the rear of the  train, smart travellers will jump off,  ran ahead and clamber up on the  forward coach to avoid paying their  fare.   We have not been an eye witness to the fact but travellers in the  Slocan vouch for the veracity  of the  I emotion, told how wicked it was to  do business on Sunday. We have  known' the same gospel spouter to  buy mining stock on the Sabbath because he could make'a few dollars on  it. - Verily, beloved' reader, that is  what we call dealing a brace game  against the Supreme Power of the  universe. ______  The world is full of strange things.  A clerical gentleman in the east recently wrote to a Sandon man, and told  him that his deceased parents were  widely separated. While his mother  was in heaven, his unfortunate father  was in hell, but, for $150 the reverend gentleman would guarantee to  get his pa through purgatory and into that pleasant place where the band  eternally plays, without salary, and  the streets are paved with the yellow  metal. The man in Sandon could  not see the matter in the same light  as the sky pilot, and wrote to him as  follows: "Reverend Sir: My father  was a good rustler and it he cannot  pack his blankets out of hell without  my assistance, he will have to* remain in that warm but much detested local ifcy ���"_______.______  A big stock of Gents', Furnishings,  Hats, Boots & Shoes, Carpets,- Art  Squares, Mats, Blankets white and  grey, Feather Pillows, ready made  Sheets' and Pillow Cases, Mirrors,  Toilet Sets, Hotel Glassware and  Stoves at Bourne Bros.  /  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    :     859,698.40  Sir Donald A. Smith, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E.S.Clouston, General Manager,  A. Macnider, ChiefInspector & Supt. of Branches.  A. B.Buchanan, Inspector of Branch returns-  W. S. Clouston, Assistant Inspector.  James Aird, Secretary.  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver Branch  A general banking business transacted  ��� 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. Therooms are airy and decorated Avith the  latest results of the wallpaper art. The exterior of the hotel is painted in colors  that harmonize with the idealistic scenery. The Dining Room i3 always provided with food that is tasty, digestible and satisfying to the inner economy "of  man. The Bar is replete with the most modern, as well as ancient brands of  nerve producers. ..  Goldbugs, Silver Democrats, Canadian Capitalists, Prospectors, Miners1?  Tenderfeet, Ten Mile Millionaires and Pilgrims of every shade in politics, religion or wealth are welcome at this hou?e.  _;er,  The  Silvery  Slocan  make for the Newmarket when'you reach the Slocan metropolis and do not forget the Landlord's name;  it is ;   *.-���-.,,  :.::-':V-.V^  WM, BENNISON,  JNO. COVER,  H. E. COVER.  ���  Branches��� ��� ������-���.'?-:v. :  Everett. Wash.  39 Upiier Brook St., London,  Members of the Rossland Stock Exchange  and B/>ard of Trade. _ n��__r;  Cable Addreas���"Bennison.''  '������:'���,   Moreing and Neal,  Clough's (new and old).,  -      Bedford McNeill,  ;vaud ABC Codes  The richest mineral section  of the wonderful Kootenay  Has over 50  rig  I make a specialty of meritorious  SLOCAN      properties     for  mining companies forming.  Wet ore claims  from $1,000 up .  GEO. H. SUCKLING,  Silverton, B.C.  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  -TRADINGCO.,  LTD.  DEALERS IN  , ROSSLAND, BO  MINES  AND  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 tor  developed mines and promising prospects  '��� g_��^6__��_8-''���  story.  The love ot money has great power  over the human soul, especially in  Kootenay. In the mad race for  wealth many people forget themselves and do things that they would  scorn to do in a quieter community. As  an instarice, we know a sky pilot who  time and again has stood in the pulpit and  in  a   voice trembling  with  ItrsMe  k  On Kootenay Lake and R'ver,  Time Card in Effect February 1st. 1897.   Daily  Except Sunday. Subject to Change without notice  Lv. Kaslo for Ainsworth, Pilot bay,Balfour,Way  Points, 5:30 a.m.  Lv.  Nelsoni for  Kaslo.   Ainsworth,   Pilot  Bay  Balfour, Way Points,4:40 p.m.  Close connection at Five Mile Point with all *  passengei trains of theN. & F.S.R.R. to and from  Northport Rossland and Spokane.  Lv. Kaslo 5:30 am.  Ar. Northport 12:30 p.m.   Lv. Spokane   7:30 a.m.  "   Rossland    3:25 pm    "   Rossland 10:30 a m.  "   Spokane      t.>:30 a m      "    Northport 2:27 p m  Ar. Kaslo 8 p m.  Through   tickets sold at Lowest Rates and  Baggage checked to all United States Points.  GEORGE 'ALEX ANDER, Gen'l Mgr  Head Offico at Ka?lo. B.C.  Kaslo. H C. Jan. 3). 18<17  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.  T^URNISHED ROOMS  Mis. A. -1. Murphy  TO LET.  Bv Day or Week.  SIXTH STREET.!  J; IRWIN,  Notary  Public.  CONVEYANCER.  Mining Property  and Real Estate handled on  Commission.   Correspondence Solicited.  Office next St. James Hotel,  NEW DENVER,  B.C. Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  KASLO.  (A Ledge, Special.)  Kaslo, May 12, iS97.���Arch. Leitch, of the Oak  Lake Milling Co., of Oak Lake, Man., and Hy. J.  Caldwell made a trip to the Lardo in a small boat  last week to look up some properties there with  the intent of purchasing.  D. J. Bole, of Bole, Wynn & Co., wholesale  druggists, of Winnipeg, has been in Kaslo for  sometime taking a good look over the situation.  A strike of six inches of clean galena in a four  foot ledge is reported to have been made recently  on the Adams claims, situated eight miles up the  Kootenay lake on the west side. A. F. Adams  left on Monday to inspect tlie property and find  out particulars.  The S. S. International laid over a trip  A Hint.  Mamma���Why do you make such faces every  moment?  Bobby���On account of the nasty medicine I  took this morning.  Mamma���But didn 't I give you a lump of sugar  after it ?  Bobby���Yes, mamma, you did; but I think  such awful medicine as that must require two  lumps. . - -  He Mispronoucned it.  KNOX BR  SPRING  SPECIALTY  J�� E. PALMER, C.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND  and MINE SURVEYOR.  P.O. Box 214.  Sandon, B.C.  on  mir of new crankshafts ulaced  one3 were found to  they are being replaced by  'ft  e too  stouter  Monday to have a pa  in position.   The old  limber and  ones. ."'���������'  G. O. Buchanan left on Sunday for a business  1 rip to Montreal and expects to be away about a  fortnight,  C. W. Callahan. M.E., was in Kaslo on Sunday*  Jno. Vallanee was in town last week.  regular  The Housekeeper's Weekly tells how a boy was  led astray by misunderstood title.  He was about"eight years old, and was looking  over the book shelves for something tc read. A  volume bound in red attracted him. It was Pope's  "Essay on Man."  He read it for a few minutes, and then threw it  down.  "It may be easy on man, he said, but it's hard  on a boy." -   -. .���  .When in Vancouver stop at the  Manor House.  f  The 'Kokanee  made  the first  of her  weekly .trips to the Lardo on Monday.  n Preparations are under way to make the 24th of  May celebration an event long to be remembered in  Kaslo's history.   There is to be sailing and rowing I  races. Caledonian games, drilling contest, lacrosse   with my appetite.  and,base balLgames, etc.   The list of prizes for  the events is not yet made up, but it is understood  that it is to contain some very handsome trophies  and substantial purses.   The drilllug contest and  base ball games will undoubtedly be the most  interesting events.   A purse of fclOO is to be given  as prizes for the drilling contest.   Spokane is to  play two games, 23rd and 24th, and Kaslo's first  game ii is expected is to be a hot'one.  What He'd Like.  is everything* in the line  of Restaurant and Bar  Silverware. We handle  only the celebrated  Rodger Bros'  Mamma���You been  a very good boy to-day,  Andrew, now what would you like to have'?  Andrew���A big piece of pie that can't catch up  Barnes & Torrel have opened a mining brokers  office on Front street nearthe hotel Kaslo.  The tug Kaslo brought in a raft of 400,000 feet  of logs from Lardeau on Sunday for Buchanan's  mill. .'.'.'���;  Notes oil Mines.  SALE   OF   LOTS.  The low price, of silver and lead has caused the  suspension of all work at Petro mines, Salt Lake  county. This pronerty U estimated to have it  least $1,400,000 worth of ore blocked out.  In Utah the Silver King company has paid a  dividend for April of 137,000 and Mereur $25,000.  Geyser-Marion will begin dividends, probably  $9000, and.several other companies will pay In  March Utah dividend payers distributed $200,000.  The California Exploration company'"-.of London capitalists have bought the Virginia mine in  Mariposa county, Cal., also the Bellview mine  and a number of surrounding claimsjin Tuolumne  ..county, and in Calaveras county it has acquired  ' six mines and has either bought or bonded 43  claims.   About $700,000 has been expended.  All the far southwest is highly excited over the  big gold finds near Yuma. The Golden Die im  and Noonday mines, in the the Picaeho district  on the California side of the Colorado' river, are  fabulously rich. They belong to D. K. Allen,  who, before the finds he made last week had refused $175,000 for the mines. A week ago, at the same  time, men ran into ore that yielded ��8000 to the  ton. One chunk ol ore that weighed 103;;pounds  con tained $108. The rock that has been tiiken out  is full of bits of free milling gold as large as  match heads. Twelve bits of rock, selected by  chance, assayed $3120 to the ton. It is not yet  known what the dimensions of the ledge are, but  as all the ore,bodies in this district tbat have been  worked are very large, it is probable that this is  not small. '������.'.':������.  Cripple Creek has reached a most important  state in its development. The camp began with  no water in its mines But now that the mines  have obtained some depth, water appears, and in  such volume as to astonish managers. Several  important drainage tunnel enterprises had tb be  abandoned because of thejexeessive flow of water  and the big mines are now buying the largest of  pumps. 0.0. D. mine, purchased by a French  syndicate, has reached a point where ordinary  pumping plants are insufficient. The former superintendent of the Mollie Gibson was secured  and undertook tb drain the C. O. D.. The company is now installing the largest pumping plant  ever set up in this state and the example will be  followed by others. Instead of being a dry camp,  Cripple Creek is the wettest district in Colorado.  Forgot The Slocan,  On May 24, 150 choice business and  residence lots in the townsite of Slocan City will be sold by auction, on  the ground, to the highest bidder.  The lots are sear the lake, wbarf and  railway station. The streets are  graded and the timber cleared away.  This is an excellent opportunity to  secure choice property. A. M. Beat-  tie, auctioneer. f  Flying-Fish.  Melville���I have just been reading that flying-  fish have wings; is that true, Aunt Ida?  ,; Aunt Ida���Yes, Melville.' "      '..'���'"  Melville���And do they have to catch them with  guns?:. ������ ������    . "'��� -.._,'.-"',;'.'/", ',-"'  A new stock of Crockery,  Lamps,  and Groceries at Bourne Bros.        f  For the Reputation of* the Sex.  "The San Francisco'Post tells the  following: A stylishly attired young  woman boarded a Market street car I  and stared haughtily over the occu- j  pants. A young man rose and offered  his seat. She sank into it without  even a glance or nod in acknowledgment.  A white-haired, kindly-faced old  lady who sat opposite looked surprised, then pained, then rose, and  with a bow and smile said to the  young man: "For the reputation of  our sex I must thank you for your  courtesy."  The young lady flushed, and fixed  her gaze on the opposite sidewalk.  Knives, Forks, Spoons,  Ladles, Bar Spoons,  Lemon Knives, etc.  Special rates on all  such orders. See our  latest and most artistic  designs of jewelry.  BOURNE     *  BROS.,  DEALERS IN  GENERAL  EROHANDISE,  MINERS"  SUPPLIES,  DOORS, SASH,  OATS, BRAN,   LTC.  NEW DENVER,  B.C.  F.LOCASTO,  New Denver. ,  TOBACCONIST,  NEWSDEALER,  and STATIONER,  Imported and Domestic Cigars, To-  baccoes, Fruits and Confectionery.  TTOWARD WEST,  Assoc. R S M, London, Eng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Proj>erties  examined   and reported on   for  in  tending purchasers.  Assay ollice and Chemical  vue ave, New Denver, B C.  Laboratory, Belie  fs WILLIM & JOHNSON,  \y  (McGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Slocan City,        -      -      -     ......    .  B.C-  A.  DRISCOLL, C. E.  Dominion & Provincial  Land Surveyor.  Correspondence solicited.  QM. WOODWORTH, M.A., LL,B.  NOTARY PUBLIC,  CONVEYANCER, Etc.,  Brandon, Slocan City, B.C.  T. twigg,  H.  Provincial Land Surveyor.  New Denver, B C  Mineral claims, mines, timber limits, etc, surveyed  li/T   W.BRUNER, M. D  Physician & Surgeon.  Sandon, B.C.  The  Calls from a distance promptly  ended to.  at-  D  R. A. S. MARSHALL.  Dentist.  Kaslo, B C  A Special Vne  Bourne Bros.  of 44 Carbines at  A. W. Lyman, of Helena, Montana, talking to  a reporter in'Frisco, said:  "There is but one genuinely live town in'the  Wert, and that is Butte.   The Anaconda copper  mines, that vast concern which makes a profit of  irom five millions to six millions of dollars a year,  explains the status there. It is employing more  men aud has a larger pay-roll than eVer before,  and its employees get the highest rate of wages  paid anywhere. Life is never stagnant in the big  copper camp. The street cars mil all night and  likewise tbe saloons, and if a man wants a shave  at two-thirty p.m., he will find several barber  shops open.  Denver Building Up.  Anew line of Shoes,   and ready-  made clothing at T. HOBEN'S.    .'*'  Denver is by no means what many outside who  cannot see it, think, eclipsed by Slocan City or  worried by the great progress at the latter place.  On the contrary, it never looked brighter nor the  people more hopeful.. Buildings are going up  wholesale and are mostly the product of successful mining operations. It is a practical example  of what perseverance and faith in a camp comes  to and and its people are still what they naturally  have always been, intensely loyal to their town.  They hold more interests, bonds, and perhaps  more money, than those of almost any other town  in tbe countrv.���Revelstoke Mail.  i  NEW DENVER, B.C.  An office of the Slocan Hospital has  been opened at Sandon under the  medical superintendence of DR.  P. H. POWERS. Subscribers on presentation of their orders or tickets at  the Sandon office will receive medical  or surgical treatment and the necessary medicines tree of charge.  All serious cases will be admitted  to the Hospital for treatment.  Miners in regular employ, subscribing through their payroll, can  secure all the privileges of theabove.  For further ir urination apply to���  J. E. Brouse, M.D.,  New Denver. B.C.  Having placed some new machinery  in our Mill, we are prepared to fur  nish all kinds of rough and dressed  Lumber  and Shingles  at Seduced Prices  PRICE LIST:  Rough Lumber, narrow, $10 o��  "         wide, $11 00 to  12 ..  Joist and Scantling, sized up to  18 feet long, 11 ..  8 ' to 24 ' 12 ..  21 'to 30 ' 18 ..  Flooring, T& G,fi " 20 .. j  "               ���'     4 " 22    .  V joint Ceiling, J 22 ..  "Rustic, 19 ..  Shiplap, 14  Surfaced Dressed, 13 ..  A liberal discount on large orders for Cash,  PETER GENELLE & Co  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago  T.  ABRIEL  NAKUSP,  B.C.  REAL ESTATE,  MINES and INSURANCE,  Special attention paid to properties  on Cariboo Creek.  THE SILVERTON MINER'S UNION  A No. 71,  "W.   _V  __.  Meets every Saturday night.  C.   McNICHOLLS,   President.  CHAS.   BRAND, Secretary.  NOTICE  ���VjTOTICE is hereby given that 00 davs after  _\ 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 2h miles south of New Denver, on east shore  of Slocan Lake, West Kootenay, B.C. Commencing at j. C. Harris' S.W. corner, thence north 80  chains, thence west to mineral claim Neglected a  and following east and south boundaries of said j  claim to Slocan lake, thence southerly along east  shore of said lake to point of commencement.  ,ir. Harris,  Dated April 22nd, W>I.  T\R. A. MILLOY,  Dentist.  Office : Blacks Hotel,  SANDON B.C.  Wm.Darlington, M.E.,  Cornell Uni. Mass. Inst. Tech.,  H.C.Bellinger, Metallurgist,  Mem. Amer.Inst. Min. Engineers.  DARLINGTON & BELLINGER,  Mining Engineers & Metallurgical  Chemists.  Hp2fNje"2o J Office & Laboratory, Slocnn City, B.C. 6  THE   LEDGE.  Fourth Year.  Spanking- Time.  Looks like it must be spankin' 't our house once in  awhile.  Sumpin' 'rother happens.   Pa says : "Can't allers  s ng and smile.  The's time for workin', play in'   cry in'.   But it  seems tonic  I could a-fixed it'so't spankin''hadn.t.ought to  be.   .     .   ' ���-'.'.'  Perhaps it's naughty words���live; boys ist can't  be preacher tied���  Or lammed a calf 'at wouldn't drive to pasture in  . the side  Or made a nutter mill instid a-goin' to Sunday  School.  Or clean forgot an" biffed a fellow --'gains   the  ". golden rule-  in the hope of lessening the volume of rare oaths  with which he was italicizing his language, and  upon which he seemed to be placing his main reliance in moving his mule team out of a mud  hole. Thelonly��� reply evoked from him was:  Then thar's one thing sart'in; the old man never  druv mules.  e>1  Or sumpiii else 'at.grabs you by tbe throat or band  and then,  Before you think the thing is done 'at hadn't  ought to been���  And then it's spankin' time !  Comes once a week,  or. may be, day.  It's bound to come, in spite of what grown folks  may door say,  Then ma she tightens up her lips and says, "come  here, my son,"  An'.gran.'ma wipes her specs an' knits an' knits  an'knits like fun,  An' sis rnns to tne bed and covers up her face and  head,  'Au'  pa  goes out to fetch some wood or kindlin'  fro the shed.  ALLEGED   HUMOR  First ..���Burglar���Lord, Bill! dis advertisement  wouldu't fool nobody. Second Burglar���Wot ia  it? First Burglar���Fifty dollars reward an' no  questions ast���signed by a woman.���Leslies's  Weekly.  "Air! Give him air!" shouted the policeman,  as he made his way through the crowd to where  the man had fallen off the ladder. The brave girl  heard him and hesitated not a moment. Leaping  from her wheel, she punctured both her tires with  all possible haste.���Ch cago Dispatch.  Con Vivial���Doctor, My -wife "suffers' greatly  from insomnia. Physician���Insomnia ? How do  you know? Con vivial���Why, every time I  come home at two or three o'clock in the morning  I always find her wide-awake.���Puck  She���How high should a young woman lilt her  dress ? .''������'  ,. He���She should lift it a little over two feet-  Life.  She���Don't you think it is always difficult to  tell a woman's age? ,  if it was.���Richmond  BRITISH  BANK OF  Established in 1886.  incokporated by royal, charter in 1840  Kaslo &  TIME CARD No. 1.  Paid-up Capital..  ..&4,860,666  Reserve Fund .         1,338,333  London ^Office-  -3  Clements  St., E. C  Lane,  Lombard  OF  He���She always acts as  Despatch.  COURT  J. H. Brodie  John James Citer  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.  An' then things happen, as I said,'at hadn't ought  to be��� >������'���������  No use me describin' 'em to folks 'at knows like  you an' me���  Though ma says for these very things hereafter  she'll be thanked. '  What do I do at spankin'time ?    Why, I'm the  one'at's spanked. :  ���Kansas City Star.  ORPHAN   BOY   CASE  The Courts Will Probably Decide Some  Points Connected Therewith  The Orphan Boy Mining Company deal or  swindle, as it looks like, is likely to go before the  courts and it will be an important one iii the particular that from the decision will be got in a'j  probability a finding on tbe position of shareholders in a mining company. It appears that  Whitney, the provisional secretary, came to Ross  land before the company was officially organized,  got stock certificates and a seal and proceeded to  issue stock. On these his own name appeared as  secretary and J. B. Haskins as president, the  latter claiming that such signature was a forgery.  Whitney was assigned about 170,000 shares of  which lie sold 40,0Oo .in Rossland. Haskins went  to Vancouver and it is believed there sold considerable of his own stock at a much lower figure  than was asked for the treasury stock. Work  was carried on at the mine,to do which it appears,  that Mrs. Haskins advanced the money taking a  mortgage which was afterwards foreclosed,���resulting in the sale of the mineral claim to C.N.  Davidson for $6,50n.  The questionable part'of of the affair is that  Haskins held about 240,000 shares and it seems to  be very peculiar .that he should foreclose to secure  to Mrs. Haskins about $2,500, whereas if the mine  were worked his shares would easily have ten or  twenty times that value. There was enough ore  on the dump to warrant the local bauk in advanc  ing the company money enough to pay off the  mortgage had such a procedure been taken.  Haskins is in the position that if he is in with Mr.  Davidson, who bought the property,he is a knave,  if he is not he has been very foolish.  Some of the shareh'llers, among them  H. N. Coursier, who stands to lo-e considerable  money, has taken the initiative with the  intention of sifting matters to the bottom. Upwards of ��60 has been subscribed in Rossland to  light the case. This sum has been deposited in  tbe Bank of Montreal subject to the order of Mr.  Coursier, he acting for Rossland and Trail shareholders. Legal action will be started to set aside  the sale under mortgage, and to ascertain whether  the shareholders still retain an interest in the  mine in the proportion that what is left after paying the mortgage bears to the amount of the  mortgage, and probably the question of the liability oi" the shareholders will come up. Whether  innocent purchasers of stock from a shareholder  lias any recourse against the company may also  enter into the matter when before the courts.  Several residents of Revelstoke, not directly  interested in the property, are doing there best to  see that justice is done to all, as for.a swindle,  sach as this is thought to be, to be carried.through  successfully, is going to hurt the town and its ft  mining interests, and not only Revelstoke but the  whole Kootenay district. If any shareholders  who have not taken action yet feci disposed to do  so it would be best for them "to communicate with  .Mr. Coursier.���Rosslander.  Amy���Mabel, do you ever think about marriage?  Mabel���Think is no name for it. I worry.���  Harlem Life.  She���And there are never any painful' silences  at a stag party, I suppose ?  He���Oh, no! Silence isn 't painful to a man.���  Puck.  ''How dreadfully stout the general is getting!"  "Yes; isn't it fortunate? Otherwise he wouldn't  be able to wear all his medals."���Punch.  "I can't see why they speak of the wisdom of. a  serpent." "Well, you nevar heard a serpent getting its leg pulled, did you ?"��� Truth.  ''Are you going abroad this summer ?" "I don't  know. Papa is in Washington seeing Mr. Mc-  Klnley about it now."���Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Can Keep One:  Wiggins���And you "think that a wpmaiLCan  never keep a secret? ','   7  Parrott���No, she can't.  Wiggins���Well, I don't know just how big a  fool my wife thinks I am, and Til bet you're in  the same fix regarding your wife's opinions.���  Truth.  Head Office in Canada���St. James St.,  Montreal,  SriKEMAN, - -        General Manager  J. Elmsly, Inspector.  BRANCHES   IN  CANADA.  London Kingston   *     Halifax N, S.  Brantford Ottawa Rossland. B.C..-.  Paris /Montreal Sandon, B C.  Hamilton 'Quebec Victoria, B.C. ;  Toronto St- John, N.B. Vancouver, B.C,  Frederieton, N.B. Winnipeg.Man. Brandon, Man.  Kaslo, B C, Trail, B C  AGENTS IN THE UNITED STATES, ETC.  New York���52 Wall Street���W. Lawson & J. C.  Welsh.  Sau Francisco���124 Sahsom St.���H. M. I. Mc-  Michael and J. R.Ambrose.  London Bankers���The Bank of England Messrs  Glyn & Co. p  Foreign Agents���Liverpool���Bank of Liver  pool. Scotland���National Bank of Scotland  Limited, and branches. Ireland���Provincial  Bank of Ireland, Ltd., and branches, National  Bank, Ltd., and branches. Australia���Union  Bank of Australia, Ltd. New Zealand���Union  Bank of Australia, Ltd. India, China and Japan  ���Mercantile Bank of India, Ltd. .Agra'Bank,  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  Bank of BritM GolnfflWa.  Incorporated by Royal. Charter 18G2.  Capital (with power to increase).......'. *2,920,0o0  Reserve....... .;       -486,636  An Unrestricted Conqueror  Did the enemy offer any resistance ?"  Not the slightest," replied the Spanish general.  We have printed at least a dozen victories and  they have not published a single denial.  Head Office : 60 Lombard Street, London, Eng.  BRANCHES:  In British Columbia:���Victoria, Vancouver, NeAv  Westminister iNariaimo,Kamloops.NELSON,  KASLO and SANDON, (Slocan District).  In the United States:���San Francisco and Portland.  Agents and Correspondents:  CANADA:���Canadian Bank of Commerce  Merchants' Banlcof 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, ���  ____3STR/'_r _P. __"_"_?T03ST,  I_ooel1 Manager.  Sandon; Branoh.  Why   Grant  N��ver  Swore  General Horace Porter in his Campaigning  With Grant in the May Century, says : While  sitting with hint at the camp-tire late one night,  alter every, one else had gone to bed, I said to  him :���General, it seems singular that you have  gone all through the rough and tumble of army  service and frontier Hie. aud have never been  provoked into swearing. I have never heard you  utter an oath or use an imprecation. Well, somehow or other, I never learned to swear, he replied.  When a boy I seemed to have an aversion to it,  and when 1 became a man I saw the folly of it. 1  have always noticed, too, that SAvearing helps to  rouse a man's auger; and when a man flies into a  passion his adversary who keeps r-ool always gets  the better of him in fact, I could never see the  use of swearing. I think it is the case with many  people who swear excessively that it is a mere  habit, and that they do not mean to be profane;  but to say the .least, it is a great waste of time,  His example in this respect was once quoted in  .my hearing by a member of the Christian com  mission to a teamster in the nrinv of tlio Potomac.  at NEW DENVER,  or REVELSTOKE.  Spring: Stock of  Scotch Tweeds  just arrived. Inspect them before  placing your orders elsewhere.  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  fled  Mountain  RAILWAYS  FSEPJ.SQUIBE  Nelson, B. C.  Merchant Tailor.  Fall Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings always on hand.  'The only all rail route without change  fears between Nelson and Rossland  nd Spokane and Rossland.  Only Route to Trail Creek  and Mineral District of the  Colville Reservation, Nelson, Kaslo,   Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Daily, Except Sunday.  IN EFFECT WED.J0V. 25,1895  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard: Time.  Leave ��8 00 A.M.  "   8 36 "  "���   9 36     "  ,"   9 51 "  '��� 10 03 ���*  "10 18 "���  " 10 30 ���"���  " 10 38 "  Arr. 10 50 "  Kaslo  South Fork  Sproule's  Whitewater  Bear Lake  McGuigan  Bailey's  Junction  Sandon  Arriv  e, 3 50  it  3 15  (t  2,15  tt  2 00  . ti  1 48  tt  . 1^ 33  tt  121  t(  1 12  Leave 1 00  P.M  tt  tt  For rates and information apply at  Company .'Offices;.  ROBT. IRVING,        R. W. BRYaN,  Traffic Mngr. Supt. and Ass't Trras  and  Western R'y Co.  Schedule No. 3, Jan. 4, '9t  ^-WESTBOUND.-  Nol No. 2  Passenger.  Tues.,  Thurs.  &Sat.,  6:30 pm  6:40 pm  ^EASTBOUND.-^  No, 2 No. 4  Passenger.  6:45 pm  7:00 pm  7:05 pm  7:10 pm  7:15 pm  7:25 pm  7:35 pm  7:40 urn  8:00 pm  Dally  except  Sunday.  6:00 pm  5:47 pm  5:42pm  Stations  Daily Tues.,  except Thurs.  Sunday. Lv. Ar. & Sat.,  8:30 am Trail 8:00 am  8:40 am ��� Smelter 7:47 am  8:45 am McLeod V 7:42 am  9:00 am _ Warfield 7:31 aim 5:31 pm  9:05 am Tiger Switch Bk7:26 am 5:26 pm  9:10 am Crown Paint 7:21am 5:21pm  9:15 am Lake Mountain 7:16 am 5:16 pm  9:25 am Carpenter 7:10 am 5:10 pm  9:35 am Union Ave 7:03 aril 5:03 pm  9:40 am Rowland 7:00 am 5:00 pm  9:50 am > Rossland Wye 6:40 am   4:40 pm-  D. &T.M.  LEAVES NEW DENVER  every morning at 8 o'clock  (Sundays excepted!  FOR SILVERTON,  SLOCAN CITY and ALL  INTERMEDIATE POINTS.  Returning will, I 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. ESTABROOK, Master,  The Quickest  and  Cheapest Route  East  or  West.  ���Leave.  9:00 a.m.  10:30 "  7:30 a.m.  NELSON  ROSSLAND  SPOKANE  Arrive.  5:20 p.m.  3:25   "  6:30 p.m.  Kaslo and  Close connection with Steamers for  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle  River and Boundary  Creek connect al "Marcus with stage daily.��  Steamer leaves Nakusp every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday  morn ing", 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.McGREGOR, T.P. A.,Nelson, B.C Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  Tlie Wreck of-the Jule le Plant-  'Twas one dark night on Lac Champlain,  Tiie wind she blow, blow, blow,  When de crew of de scow Jule Le Plant.  Get scare and run below.  For the wind she blow like hurricane,  Blmeby she blow some more;  When de scow buss up on Lae Champlain  One half a mile from shore.  De captain she walk on de front deck,  She walk on de hind deck; too;  She call de crew from up de hole,  She call de cook also.  Decook his name was Rosa. ,  He's come from Montreal,  Was chambermaid on a lumber barge  On dat big Lachine canal.  De wind she blow from nor'eass, wess.  De sou'wind she blow, too; (  When Rosa say, "Oh, captain,  Whatever shall I do ?"  De captain she's trow de hank,  But still dat scow she's drift,  For de crew can't pass on dat shore,  Because he lose dat skiff.  De night was dark, like one black cat,  De waves run high and fass, "���'���  When de captain took poor Rosa  And lash her to demass.  When de captain put de life preserve  '.'������ And he jump .fhto.de.lae,;'  And say, good-bye my Rosa, dear,  I go down for your sack.  Next morning, very hearly,  About half past two, three, four.  De captain, cook and wood scow  Lay corpuses on dat shore.  For de wind she's blow like hurricane,  Pretty soon she's blows some more;  For datscow she buss up on Lac Champlain  One half a mile from shore.  MORAL.  Now, all good wood scow sailor mans,  Take warning by dat storm,  And go and marry one nice French gall  And live on one nice farm.  Dan de wind may blow like hurricane,  And'.spose she blow some.more,  You shan't go drown on Lac Champlain  So long you stay on shore.      F  THE   TOWN   LOT   BOOM  Is Rising- in The West.  With the finding of gold in British Columbia  and Algoma came the mining boom, and with; it  or right after it, comes the usual real estate boom'  Of rather, town lot boom. It is a feature of all  booms in America that nGMratter what booms  town, lots come in for a share, and if they have no  tangible excuse for appearing on the market to  tempt the innocent investor, an imaginary one is  always provided..  Out in Rossland we hear of the value to which  town lots have risen.   Lots that a few monthsago  were worth only a few dollars  are now  worth  thousands. It might be better to say that they are  selling for thousands, for when the surroundings  are taken into consideration by anyone who has  not caught the boom fever it is evident they are  not worth anything like so much money.   Ask a  Rossland man what similar lots in towns of similar size in Ontario would be worth and he w.'Jl  say. "But look how the town is going to grow.  We'll have 15,000 people here this summer." And  in his own smooth way he'll go on to show you  how it is that you have a chance to hiake money  while you are paying the price the property is  worth if the fondest hopes of the Rosslanders are  realised.  But Toronto people are more liable to be affected hy the town booms nearer home. In the Rainy  River district the rieh finds of gold have not enriched the entire population. New towns are  springing up platted for the accommodation of  thousands of population. Lots from these and  "additions" to them are even now being "offered  for sale and sold in the city,  To people who have never visited mining fields  and who hear of the crowds rushing in, it looks I  as If villages must spring up like mushrooms, villages gi ow to towns and towns to cities with almost lightning speed. Some of them do. And it  is also true that imny of them die away again just  as fast, leaving the town lots on the hands of unlucky investors till they realise that the tax col  lector is the only man that can sell them.  Puget Sound had a town lot boom a few years  ago, and the whole country suddenly grew rich���  oh paper. Towns were platted out on every piece  of water that could be twisted by vivid imagina*  Hon into "tbe greatest harboi in the world "  Transcontinental railways were coming, and  every city was to be a terminus. Millionaires got  so thick that you. couldn't walk down a back  street without bumping up against one.   Some of  the towns grew big, too, while others never left the  paper on .which they had been outlined.   Fine  ig,u    the..  public buildings and magnificent hotels were  erected. ..People pointed to them and said, "-You  can't tell us this is a boom. These things are permanent.' ' And they proved permanent���permanent monuments of boom folly, ofburied riches,  and of blasted hopes. The people in those towns  now, Seattle and Tacoma among the rest, are  principally those who are so tied down that thev  can't get away, and they are weariug themselves  thin trying to pay taxes and interest on mortgages. Their harbors, their climate and their  seen ery_ they still have, but money they have not,  and their is a sense of dreariness".over the entire  country.  If Jim Wardner. who has just been in tlie city,  would talk, he could tell a whole lot about town  lot boom*. Jim was one of a party, who boomed  Fairhaven, Wash. There was no excuse for  Fairhaven's existence. The town of New Whatcom, just around tlie corner of Bellingham Bay,  was big enough and to spare for all heeds of the  country when the busy real estate rustles bought  a ranch and mapped out a city. They had money  and they started to build hotels and business  blocks. By clever working the report spread that  Fairhaven was to be the real terminus of the  Great Northern, then building over JJthe Cascade  Mountains, and that Jim Hill was largely interested in the townsite Then things started to  hum. Buildings went up on all sides, an electric  railway was built, sewers and water works were  put in, streets were planked and a few months  saw Fairhaven a lively, up-to-date city of five  thousand people. City property, of course, went  up to fabulous prices, additions were platted out  on all sides, and lots were sold so high up on the  Ohuckanot Mountain that an aerial railway  Would be necessary to reach them. But though  the railway reached Fairhaven, it failed to establish that much vaunted and little understood  terminus; then gradually tu;e boom died, and  though the fine hotels and brick blocks are there,  one cannot walk down the streets of the once lively  city without iuvoluntariiy thinking of Goldsmith's  '��� Deserted Village."  The success of these larger schemes encouraged  dozens of smaller ones. Cheaper lots had to be  provided for people with smaller means for everyone must own a lot or two in some embryo city  and he puts more faith in those lots than iii his  Bible. Every ^conceivable townsite budded a  town���and the townsite is still there while there  is enough second-hand electric railway stock  lying loose around the Puget Sound country to  put a belt line around it. The millionaires also  have by this time, made settlements with their  creditors and are endeavouring to start again on a  less pretenHons scale. The sheriffs of the different  counties are the principal holders of town lots.  And now something of a similar nature threatens to break out in Ontario, though, it is to be  hoped, hot on so large a scale. Such thing.-i will  sprout on Canadian soil���Winnipeg has proven  that Rat Portage is boasHng herself a mining;  centre and a coming great city, rents have established neighborly relations with the clouds and of  course the festive town lot will keep them company. From further out in the woods come re-  S>rts of the wonderful growth Of Wabigoon,  inworic, Mine Centre and other coming cities.  That these places have resources aud reasonable  excuse for existence no one will deny. But when  the townsite owners plat out cities ior ��30,000 inhabitants, as they have in at least one instance,  and outside operators put additions: to this and  place iheir lots on sale it begins to look as if the  development of the country and supplying the  needs of the miners were not the only objects the  disinterested townsite owners aforesaid had in  v.ew.  Of course the people of Toronto have had some  experience with real estate booms and may not be  so easily caught as they were and are with mining  stocks but" booms w hen once fairly started have  a woniderfill; faculty of washing away; past re;  membrarices arid making people live in the  present or rather the iuture. The promised attempt at booming towns in the Ontario mining  fields may not amout to much, and for the good  of that country as well as the pockets of people  nearer home it is hoped it will not, but if it once  gets fairly started it is safe to predict that victims  will not fie wanting. In the meantime if anyone  offers to sell you town lots in Rainy River or that  CERTIFICATE   OF   REGISTRATION OF A  FOREIGN COMPANY. ,.-'"���'���  m  Com panic's. Act, Part IV., aid  amending  Act  "Los Vegas Mining Company," (Foreign.)  Registered the 10th day of March, 1897.  T HEREBY CERTIF Y that I have this day reg*  x istered the "Los Vegas Mining Company"  (Foreign), undei the "Companies Act," ParrIV.;  "Registration of Foreign Companies," and amend-*  ing Acts. ,       ��� . ... .  ;-���., .;   , ���  The head office of the said Company la situated  at the City of Tacoma State of Washington; U,  Si A.      ���   '    ' ' �� ---.���.,-'  Tlie 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 and description within. tne 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 Humes 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 iu 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 Coin pan ies  No. 408. ,.'.���' '���-'���'������  CERTIFICATE   OF REGISTRATION OF A  FOREIGN COMPANY.  NOTICE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after  i\ date I intend to apply to the Cliief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to pur  chase two hundred and forty (240) acres of land,  situated near the junction of Upper Eight Mile  creek with Lower Eight Mile creek, Slocan lake.  West Kootenay. and described as follows ^Commencing at a post planted on the west bank of  Upper Eight mile creek, thence north 60 chains;  thence east 40 chains; thence south 60 chains;  thence west 40 chains io the place of commencement.  R. B. KERR.  Dated 6th April, 1897  np8-ju8  NOTICE.  Companies Act," Part IV., and amending Acts.  L.,H Mining Company" (Foreign).  I  neighborhood tell him you think of buying a  ranch for about the price of the lot and starting a  little town of vour own.���Toronto Telegram.  Paints arid  Bourne Bros.  Oils just received at  t  Tents of various  T.H. Hoben's.  kinds for sale at  STRATHERN,  Jeweler  KASLO CITY.       -      -      -     B.0  The only Practical Watchmaker in the Kootenay District. Orders by mail receive promp  attention. ^  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  '    Registered the 10th day of March, 1897.  HEREBY CERTIFY  that I have  this  day  registered the " L. H. Mining Company "(Foreign), under  the  "Companies' Act," Part IV.,  "Registration  of    Foreign.   Companies,"   and  amending Acts.  The head office of the said Company is situated  at the JCity 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 property.;Q%~evefcy.  kind and description, within the United States aha  the Province of British Columbia, Canada; ';'to  own, buy, sell, hypothecate and deal in mining  stock; to bond, buy, lease, locate, and hold  ditches, and flumes, and water rights; to construct, lease, buy sell, and operate mills, concentrators, smelters, reduction works, and mining  machinery of every ..description; to buy, bond,  lease, sell, build and operate railroads, ferries,  tramways and other means of transportation, for  transporting ores and mining material; to own,  bond, buy, sell, lease, and locate timber claims ;  and finally, to do everything consistent, proper  and requisite for the carry ing out of the object'  and purposes aforesaid, in their fullest and broad-  estextent. :  The capital stock of thei said Company isone  million dollars, divided into one million shareslof  the par value of one dollar each. :..'.;',  soGiven under my hand and seal of office, at Vic-  ofria, Province of British Columbia, this 10th day  March, 1897.  [L.S.]'���'.' S. Y. WOOTTON,  Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  apl5  VTOTICE is hereby given that application will be  L\ made to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia at its present session  f or an Act to incorporate a company for the purpose of supplying water, and generatinsr electricity for the supply of light, power, and lieat to the  inhabitants of Silverton, B. C, and to mines,  towns and residents within a radius of twenty  miles from said towns, and for these purposes to  take and divert at any point or points on FourmiJe  Creekor its tributaries so much of the water of  the same as may be necessary or proper for supplying water, and for generating and supplying  electricity to consumers; and to construct, maintain and operate a telephone system within the  said radius; and for all such rights, powers, and  privileges as may . lie necessary for carrying on  the objects aforesaid.   .  Dated at New Denver, B C the 18tn day of  March, A.D. 1897.  R.B.KERR,  mh25 97 Solicitor for the applicants  NOTICE ~~~  THE COLUMBIA  AND KOOTENAY  RAIL-  WTA Y AND NAVIG ATION COMPANY.  NOTICE is hereby given that plan, profile and  book of reference of a branch of the above  railway from Slocan City to a junction with the  Nakusp and Sloean Railway near Rosebery, are  now on file in the Land Registry Office, Victoria.  .�����������, J. D. TOWNLEY,  _ o/v Secretary.  Vancouver, B.C.,  March 3lst, 1897.  NOTICE,  ���VTOTICE is hereby given that sixtydays after  IV date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase 240 acres of land, situated near theshore  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 chains north; thence 40 chains east ���  thence 00 chains south; thence 40 chains west to  the point of commencement.  WILLIAM  THOMLINSON.  New Denver, B.C..  Dated this 3ist day of March, A.D. 1897.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  of West  south of  The  ADELA MINERAL CLAIM.  I Situate in the Slocan Mining Division  Kootenay District on the Galena Farm  Silverton, B. C.  TAKE NOTICE the we the undernamed Ada J.  Brown, free miner's certificate No 74,227 and  James C Bolander, free miner's certificate No  65,906 and William Thomlinson, free miner's certificate No 74,607, intend sixty days from date  hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a cer-  tficate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 2oth Day of April, A. D. 1897  NOTICE.  \T0TICE is hereby given that 60 days from date  IV I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for permission to purchase 320  acres on the Columbia river commencing at a po^t  planted alongside S. Walker's north-west corner  post, thence running north 40 chains, thence east  80 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence west 80  chains to the point of commencement, containing  320 acres more or less.  ��� ,    . , Ellkn McDougald.  Nakusp, A 'nil 20,1897. ap29-]'e29  NOTIOE.  Ju  2a  Shops at  Sandon,   Nelson,   Kaslo,  Ainsworth and Quartz Creek.  NOTICE.  ��� C37H^J���_!|.l���.,__r_r.  "VTOTICE i.s hereby given that the Government  11   prohibits the  erectio���-��� of   buildings or the  cutting of trees along the lake shore within the  limits of the town of New Denver.  By order Assf. Com'r Lands and Works,  Per  ALEX SPROAT.  APPLICATION  FOR   LIQUOR  LICENSE.  NOTICE is hereby given that at the expiration  of one month from the date of the first publication 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.  QIXTY days after date I intend to apply to the  O Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for  permission to purchase the following descrihed  land situated on Snow Creek, about three miles  from the Columbia river: Commencing at a" po*t  marked W. A. Harrison's north-west corner post  and running east 40 chains, thence south -to  chains, thence west "40 chains, thence north 40  chains to pointof commencement,and containin"  160 acres of land more or less. '"  vr I W"'__M AHFRED HARRISOX.  Nakusp, West Kootenav,  14th April, 1897.     ~ ap<>9-jc->4  NOTICE.  EDWARD GOLD.  Dated at Sandon, li. C.  May 4th. 1897.  ml ju4  NOTICE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that C/> days from date  i\ we will apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for the privilege of I taking 500  inches of of water from Cory creek to be used for  irrigating and other pnrjjoses. Allen's creek runs  through Allen & Cory's pre-emption, near Ten  Mile creek on Slocan hike.  ALLEN & CORY.  Dated April 21, ]x��i7.'  apr22-ju22  "VTOTICE is hereby given that sixty (i;o) davs  ��\ after date I intend to apply to the" Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase 100 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 commencement, hear Fennell and Four Mile creeks, Slocnu  district, and adjoining the ground staked bv The*  Abriel. "  LUTHER PRESCOTT fSTARRATT  Dated Ap.iil 14,1897.  'ap22-ju2.'J  NOTICE-  rTICE is hereby given that sixty (60) day  after date I intend to applv to the Chief-Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase 100 acres of land commencing at n post  marked "T. a's" N. W. Coiner, running thence  40 chains east, thence 40 chains south, thence in  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. 1897.  ;ipi_-jll2_ -8  THE    LEDGE,  Fourth  Year.  MINING RECORDS,  Recorded at  New Denver,  Transfers and Locations:  the   Assessments  A'SSKSSMKXTS..'  May. 4  Treasure  Braden.'. ���  Vault,  Random  Sliot,   Ajax��� Win  May 5'  j'l C, Emily .Edith-W H Robertson  May 6  Gait���GM Donnelly  Republican���Geo M Davis  Bell Mitchell-C E Perry  Kihkora,Eruathan���Henry E McCarviil  May 7  Grey Eagle���The Grey Eagle Mining Co  'Chicago, Cube, Lode���A C Fry  St Keverne, O BH, Dominion,  Exeter,  Felix  No 3, Keystone���St: Keverne Mining Co  '     MayS  Virginus���Ike Thompson  Molly Gibson���Jas Anderson  May 10 -  Heber Fraction���The Star M & M Co  GH���GeoHambly  Medford���Jas Ryan  Pirate���Thos Marks  LOCATIONS. ..-./'.  ���' May 4      ���'���������'������  Two Georges���Seaton, P Cliisholm  George Milo���Lemon, J A Foley, D Powers  O B--12 Mile, J Binish  Bell Fractional���Sandon'.M Cobper,J II Hawke  A Crawford  May f>  Pedro���Lemon, L \V.Hohensee  Bears Nest���Lemon, G L O'Nell  May���Glacier, A E Steel  Loo Loo���Goat Mt, H A Hoover, II J Wake  Diamond Jubilee��� Lemon, J T Tipping, and 7  Law .  Slocan City Emperor���Springer, same  Golden Reef���Lemon,'F S Andrews  Selkirk���Lemon, J T Foley  Goliath���Silverton, EG Locke        ;  Sampson���same, Jno Thomas .  Sandon���same, W H Robertson  Biascope���Wilson, F S Davis, J Gagner, S S  Deschamps .  ��� Jenny Jones Fractional���Silverton, G D Mc-  "   Callnm  Daisv Fraction���Slocan river, J H Hawkes," A  Crawford, M Cooper  Oxide���Three Forks, W H Maxwell  Lode���Lemon, J Radcliffe  May ,0  Missing- Link���J  Lougheed, P McEwen, P C  McGregor  Round O Fraction���Lemon, P McEwen  Canadian Star���Lemon. J.Lougheed  Red Wing���Lemon,P CMcGregor  Norfolk���Lemon, D Darden  Red Rose���Cody, WCallaghan  Illinois���10 Mile, A Tiiiiks  Silver Tipi>���Springer, P McNichol  ���Lowell���Lemon, W D McGregor  Hume���Lemon, C A Young  Huntingdon���Lemon, F J Smyth  Atlas���Lemon, W D McGregor  Gold Reef���Goat, J P Driscoll  Bench���Galena Farm, E Stewart  May 7  Prince George��� Goat Mt, J A McDonald, N C  Dlngman  Ruble���Slocan lake, J A Johnson  Jen-n'ette���same, J A Carlson  Homcstake���12 Mile, T A Rosander, J P Aitchi-  ��� son .''.''  May 8  Newsboy��� 8 Mile, I' H Stewart ���  Arthar Boy���PayucMt,.'J Brown  Apex���-Slocan, A McDonald  Keewatis���Carpenter, F Leniieux  Jubilee���Wilson, R 1-1 Trueman, J R Still, C F  Dcmry  Lake Side���Slocan. W P Cameron  Florence S���Slocan, 0 H Stubbs  Muriel���same  .Judge���McGuigan, 0 H Murpbv  ' (^ue'ensbury���same, J W. Walby  May in  Cokleii Chariot���Silverton. M E Ilragdon  Lucky Venture���Payne Mt, A P Ilia inly  Wichmau���same,.P M Hayes  Venture���Carpenter, 0 11 Murhord  White Sparrow���Lemon, W E Xewsnou  Areturns���Sloean, W L Pannel  ilard���New Denver, D McLeod  Bromide���samo, F. P Brunnev  Wambler���S Mile, F Cromeu  ���Riverside���Wilson, V E Simpson  Peace���8 Mile, geo Lawrence  Elk���Lemon. W Findlay  May 11  Duke���Silverton. J .1 Raf forty  Iron Mask Fraction���Four Mile. C S Rashdall  Panther���Lemon, YV Kerr  Lillie Bell���Lemon, R Condell, >) (iibbs  Greenwood���Tobin', A E Teeter  riul)���io Mile, A Gillis. .1 Sod tski, .1 Kaloski  Mammoth-- -same  Norman���Wilson, SC Hill  Bold Hill���8 Mile, DF Holtz ir  Maple Leaf���Carpenter, A C McGe'e, P H Kennedy    . ���������"'.-  . Great Lurk���10 Mile, A C Allen  Copper Queen���li Mile, A Matheson, J G Rollins  Anaconda���same, A Matheson    .  High Ore���same, A Matheson, N McM il Ian  Blue Bird���same, J G Rollins  Ida B���same. N McMillan  Mountain View���same, J R White, J G Rollins  Copper King���same, J R White  Gold Hill���������same, J R White, N McMillan  Big Ory���Galena Farm, B F McNaught  Spray���Four Mile, C H Abercrombie  .-Hazel G���Lemon, J H Woolery, RC Graham  Skijaskie���Lemon,,FC Week  May 12  'Cascade Fraction���Silverton, F HBarthtt  Good Luck���10 Mile, same  TRANSFERS.  May 4  R I Kirkwood to John Tinling���The Early  Bird; May o, $499.  James Williamson to S A Mighton���J Great  Britain: April 19.$1  E M Teeter to John A Foley-The Hard Nut  and Eagle; April 29, ��700.'.. .     <���  May 5"  Jennie Knapp to E C Weaver���The Metripole;  May 4. $1  H L'Fife to David Sutherland and Thos Mont-  gomer���All interest in Sunnyside Fraction; April  29.'$1'- '        ,,   N    "  May (!'.  Isaac Lougheed to Peter McGregor���J- Canadian  Star; May (5, &!���.���������  Peter McEwen to Isaac Lougheed���i Round 0;  April 25, 'SI  Same to Peter C McGregor���J- Round O ; May 6.  $1   -  Peter C McGregor  ���wing"; May 6, s*T  Isaac Lougheed to Peter McEwen���}.Canadian  Star; May (>, $1  Peter 0 McGregor, .to Peter McEwen���J .Redwing; May 6, $1  Chas Bostrum and C G Johanson to Robert W  Gibson���The Boston ; May o, -t250.  Hugh D McMillan to Alex McPhaden���\ Nancy  Lee; April2,$1.  .   Duucan S Forbes to same���h Nancy Lee; April  19,$1.   .". ���  CHLocus6nto D K McDonald���The Hudson  Fraction ; March'59, ��1500.  Archibald Chhisholm to Thos Billett���1 Black  Bear; April 29, %200.  P McNicoltoJ P Wilkison-The Silver Tip:  Mav5,*i.       ���"���"<    ;     '   " ���    ��� : -..   '���  ��>   G" L O'Neil to same���The Bears Nest; May 5, ��1.  The Slocan S#-e Co. to The Sunshine Mining  Co.���All interest*in The Yakima, Oregon, Sunshine, Noonday and Minue; Feb 15, %1.  N D Moore to same���All interest in same; Feb  15, ��1.     ':���".- ���  Murdock McLean et al to Geo D B Turner���The  Dalhousie and Whycocomagh; May 0, x35,000  bond. ;:  May 7  Geo Clark to J D Farrel���All interest in Keystone and Exeter; April 13, ��1.  J D Farrell to The St Keverne Mining Co.���The  St Keverne, O.B.H., Exeter, Dominion, Felix and  3 Keystone; May 7, ��1.  Hugh Morrison to Hugh D McMillan���h Loc-  hiel; April 15, ��1..  Duncan Graham and Wm L Pannell to Thos  Andrews���The Scorpion; Feb5,$14)0.  MayS , .:-::. / ���  A E Price to J T Sullivan���\ Pickup; May 8,  ��300.    . ��� ii* .'-."������.    ".  John A Harvey to John Smith���' Edinburgh;  July 7,*1.  Mav 10 '   '        ..���',-  Wm Brasch to . J J  Rafferty���i   Hurley   and  Lorn ; Jan 1, fel.  to Isaac Lcugheed��� J- Red-  Blair Carter to C L Hoffman  S250.  HL Arnold to B E Sharp���The Lady  April 21.$1.  } Quhito ; May 1,  Avis;  RASLO "RECORDS.  ^\\!lJ!l!!llll!l!inil!!l!lll!!!!!!!n!ll!l!ll!III!lll!l!!!ll!!!!lllli!l!l!ll!lll!|ll!l!lll|/^  I NEWS IN PLACE 1  'III!ll!l]||||!IIII!llillllill!llllll!lll!ll!!li!lilll!l!lil!lllllll!llllllilllIllll]Hll!l  Dr. Montague will visit New Denver in a few  :days.    .      ' .";'���". ���"''��� .:'  Sloean Citv is making big preparations for the  24th. .   ���....".  The bank of B. N. A. opened a branch in Slocan  City on Monday.  The stone work for the Clever'block was started  Wednesday morning.  To record a claim now-a-days one must get in  line and wait his turn.  The first moonlight boating party of the season  i; proposed for Friday night.  Preparations should be under way for a Dominion celebration at New Denver.  The hotels arc crowded to their utmost capacity  and tents are becoming very numerous. '���.',',  The address of Charles Cushman, who was iu  Arizona some years ago is wanted at this ollice.  The Fire Wardens term of"office expires tomorrow, and a new board "should be immediately  elected. .  Orders have been given to have the wharf here  in readiness to receive freight from the new C. P.  R. boat within ten days.  New Denver's foot ball team is improving with  eich practice and will put up a stiff game tor the  Slocan City boys, May 24.  ���At. the Arlington Hotel in Slocan City there  will be a wine supper given, on the '24th of ..May,���  to the pioneers of Slocan Lake.  The Denver is once more the proud possessor of  that apparently mighty scarce article an engineer,  and will make regular trips on the lake.  R. Mar-pole will be in New Denver this week.  He succeeds H. Abbott as general superintendent of the C.P.R. Pacific Division, on June 1st.  The work of building an addition to the Newmarket i" well under way and soon this popular  house will have greatly increased accommodations.. ������-'''..  Tenders are asked for the building of a bridge  over the gulch on Sixth Avenue, to replace the  flimsy affair that has answered the purpose for so  long a time.  The C.P.R. telegraph business increased over  1"0 per cent in the Slocan last year. This year it  will increase several hundred percent over last  year if all��� signs do not fail.       :  It is reported that work on the Slocan extension  will be commenced, from this end! of the line as  soon as the material and construction train can be  taken from Rosebery to the foot of the lake by the.  new boat. -...'������,.''.  Last Thursday afternoon when the wind was at  its heiglt. the little Denver.'Was blown on the  shoreHn tne bay and for a time it looked as if it  wjuld be dashed to pieces, but was fortunately  g jtten off withoutin jury.  The Gold Commissioner states that  he is and always has been strongly  in favor of a wag-on road between  New Denver and Three Forks. The  report in Victoria that he was otherwise was evidently circulated �� by  parties interested in other parts of  the district.  A new stock of Crockery,   Lamps,  and Groceries at Bourne Bros. f  A new line of Shoes,  and ready-  made clothing at T. HOBEN'S.     *  No. 387.  CERTIFICATE OF THE REGISTRATION OF  A FOREIGN COMPANY.  "Companies'. Act," Part IV., and amending Acts.  "The Arlington Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company? (Foreign).  Registered the 3rd day of March, 1897.  T HEREBY CERTIFY that I have this day  �� registered "The Arlington Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company" (Foreign) under the  '���Companies' Act," Part IV., "Registration of Foreign Companies," and amending Acts.  The head office of the said Company is situated  at the City of Spokane, in the State of Washington, U.S. A.   ���--..���    -f .���'���'",��� ."        .  The objects for which the Company is established  are:���To work, operate, buy sell, lease, locate,  acquire, procure, hold and deal in mines, metals  and mineral claims of every kind and description  within the United States of America and the Province of British Columbia, Canada; to carry on  and conduct a general mining, smelting avid reduction business; to purchase, acquire, hold,  erect and operate electric and power plants for  the purpose of mining and treating ores, and for  the purpose of furnishing lights, and creating  power for all purposes ; to bond, buy, lease, locate  and bold ditches, flumes and water rights; to  conduct, lease, buy,sell, build or operate railroads,  ferries, tramways and other ways of transportation, for transporting ores, mining and other  materials: to own bond, buy, sell, lease, and  locate timber and timber.claims, and finally to do  everything consistent'^ proper,' convenient and  requisite lor the carrying on of-the objects and  purposes aforesaid in their-fullest and broadest  sense, within the territory-aforesaid.  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  VLtorii, Province of British Columbia, this 3rd  day of March, 1897.  [L.s.p " ~S.  Y, W0OTTON7  Registrar of Joint Slock Companies  .For the past week show 47 locations, a few  more than last week. About 30 locations have al-  redy been made in the Lardo-Duncan this spring.  In the White Grouse, the Moyea, on the Lardo, on  Howser Lake, everywhere the same, the prospectors are following the snowline up hill and every  day sees other parties going to the front to swell  the ranks of those now in the held. No less than  72 licences have been taken out in this office during the past week, mostly by men who will engage in active prospecting and there is every indication that that the locations this year will be  something unprecedented in the historv of mining. Twenty assessments were recorded during  the week, mostly in the immediate vicinity of the  lake. Among the bills of sale S P Fink has turned  over to Louis McAtee of Spokane, the Silver Bell  claim in the Hot Springs camp, two and a half  miles from Ainsworth, for SL500.  In the White Grouse, E. F Boyles, J. E. McCall  and Franklin Malley have turned over to W.-H.  Fife, of Rossland, the Bob Ingersoll, Come by  Chance, Timberline and Capital Prize. These are  valuable claims; the consideration is unknown.  L. E. Diller. of Slocan City .through his solicitor  Grimmett, claims of J. MeViehie an undivided  partnership interest in the Homestretch, Glacier  Foru, Clara G. and Two Snowbirds. These  claims are on the great ledge of the Kokanee,.  situated at the head of Kokanee creek, and just  over the divide in tlu Ainsworth division. Thev  ire well known as the property of the Canadian  Tiie future Commercial Centre of  Sloean Lake district. Backed  by important payrolls of The  Galena Farm, Wakefield, Fisher-  maiden, Thompson, Prescott and  other mines.  Lots now on sale. Terms easy.  Prices $75 up. Maps on application.    Now is the time to buy.  Geo. H. Suckling,  General Agent Silverton Townsite.  Mining and Milling Company, and an  ly verv valuable.  undonbt-  C. D. Rand.  13. S. Wallbridge  Ladies go to Miss Cameron for clress-  .j making-.    Work guaranteed.     At F.  j Pyman's, Sixth St. -;-  I ���       . ���  !    A carload of Sash and Doors and  ; one of Oats and Feed at Bourne Bros.  Tents, all sizes, at Bourne Bros, f -I  Mining1 and Stock Brokers,  and Conveyancers.v  Stocks for sale in all B. C. mines.  Mines bought and sold.  Official brokers for Wonderful Group Mining Co.  Kootenay agents for Bondholder Mining Co.,   St.   Keverne Mining  Phoenix Consolidated Mining Co. and Two Friends Mine Co.'s stocks.  Com ^anes   Stooied  and  Promoted.  Co

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