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The Ledge Apr 14, 1904

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Volume XL, Number 29.
Prtce *2 v Year, in .Un'.^CE
from the Lake town:
A group of claims below the E,E.
Lee will be developed this summer.
Bert Wilhelm has sold his boarding house in Erie.
The Comstock shipped a car of
ore from Silverton on Tuesday.
The Standard slide near Silverton
came down on Monday and piled
30 feet of snow on the wagon road.
The Rambler is driving a 4,0000
foot tunnel to tap the lead at a depth
of 1,G00 feet.
Bob Allen has sold his livery
business in Slocan City to R. D.
In a short time we will publish
in black type a list of the deadbeats
who owe this paper money.
The Selkirk Hotel in Silverton
gave a pleasant dance last Thursday
Some of the richest   prospects in
the world are on ** Four Mile creek,
but the world is   dead  to the fact.
A smelter expert from Seattle
was in Kaslo this week looking at
tlie situation.
Mann & Mackenzie aro reported
to have made an investment in Pop-
Jar gold properties.
It seems strange that capital does
not become interested in the valuable gold claims back of Silverton.
On Tuesday a slide came over
the C.P.R. track, about a mile below Alamo, that will take two or
three days to clean up.
A Hlido near Revelstoke on Tuesday killed Tom Downie, and seriously injured Tom Kilpatriek. Both
men are C.P.R. oflicials.
New Denver is out of fresh beef.
The cattle train loaded with steers
for this city has been delayed by
elides along the Crow.
If all the available land in nnd
around New Denver was properly
cultivated we would have plenty of
fruit and vegetables to report.
The telephone line to Sandon was
trailed in the mud for a short time
yesterday by the rude action of a
Since .Tne Gnrmerloy deserted tin*
night shift in Nelson, and became
steward of the Slocan he is up in
the air, and ha« gained 2"> pounds.
During the winter the Comstock
(dripped 100 tons of ore. Owing to
the »ad condition of the wagon road,
and the water in the lower tunnel
tlie crew ha* been reduced to a trio.
Harry Hoskins and Charley
Nicholson mn a long tunnel in Sil-
veiton last Friday, but suspended
operation* when they struck a large
chute of water.
Tho oil process of concentration
can treat at a profit, silver ore run-
ningas low nn 10 ounces ta tho ton.
Thin makes a vast amount of low
gtaue Mtx-rtU ort; vaiuaim*.
When the hen that has her layout in the card room at the Newmarket has her chickens hatched
out she can train them to hop up to
the bar and call for egg-nog.
While riding to the Wakefield
this week R. L. Gales had a narrow
escape from a rock slide. Kis horse
was injured by a rock striking him
on the head.
Pal ma Angrignon has the initial
building of the season under construction. It will be used to keep
tiie sun and rain from spoiling
Pete's wagons.
F. C. Sherwin went to the Queen
Bess on Tuesday to act as foreman.
Charley is one of the best fellows
in the camp and popular with the
Charley   Waterman   must have
been raising the deuce in Nelson
IEhe_Ti:ibunfi_caUs him»&-two-spot
worked his claims on Cody creek.
At the present time with the exception of Mr. McAllister, and his
family, he is the sole, resident of
Cody. During the past winter
John has been ill with the rheumatism and he is loud in his praises
of the kindnesses bestowed upon
him by the other citizens of Cody,
although he seems afraid that McAllister will start a Home Mission
for parsons. Mac enjoyed the sunshine of New Denver to the fullest
extent during his short stay.
On Tuesday morning H.- M.
Walker lit a fire in the stove at his
residence and went into the lake
to take his usual morning bath.
The house caught fire from the
stovepipe in some way and burned
so rapidly that it was with difficulty
that Henry and his father saved one
trunk and a few articles of clothing.
Henry lost all his books, manuscripts, "and personal effects. Many
of the articles destroyed were of
particular interest to himself only.
although Charley is 'a king when
it comes to making an oration over
a stock of household goods.
The Kaslo Kootenaine is getting
desperate. It speaks out strongly
against parsons bucking gambling
games in that city of poker chips.
It is up to the gamblers to boycott
the churches.
Jim Ward has turned farmer.
He planted his crops down on the
flats near the mouth of Carpenter
creek. Jim only tilled half the
farm, as the creek may take a notion before June to harvest tho crop
in its infancy.
Slocan lako is the most beautiful
of all tho lakes upon the American
continent, and yet it is only occasionally that a tourist comes to
look at it. Proper advertising
would bring thousands every year
to gaze upon its beauties.
Tom Fitzgerald writes us that
The Ledge is so popular in El Oro
that he seldom receives a copy of it.
The Mexicans must steal it for the
purpose of getting a picture of our
bull-dog lo adorn the walls of their
adobe parlors.
For the first season in eleven
years the Slocan has had no fatalities from snows) ides. The first fatality oceured at the Freddy l.ee in
January IhM and caused two men
to give their souls a vacation. Their'
bodies were not recovered for eight
There is plenty of arsenic in some
of the ores in Kootenay, but no attention is paid ta the fact. There
is a market in Knglaud for thousands of tons annually, and the price
ranges from 855 to g!M) a ton. At
preM-ut it it* iu.'i a ton. It, might
pay to exploit tlii*-' branch of mining.
McNicholl & Smyth have recently
purchased the Queen cigar store in
Xelson from Jasper Phair. Thev
are well-known   yonnp,   men and
They"caunot"be rcpicrceflT~imu~n'ir
who have had asimiliai-.experience,
can thoroughly sympathize with
him. There was but little insui-
the   building   and con-
George Hughes and J. M. Harris
have gone to Spokane for a few days.
In the Slocan tin is found in some
of the zinc ores.
The cabins at the Texas were
destroyed bv a slide last Sunday.
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Work commenced last Monday
upon the flume. None too soon is
the verdict of the citizens.
Two slides came down on Sunday
near the Star mine, but did not
reach the wagon road.
A Spokane company will operate
the Five Metals group on Gray's
K. & S. railway pays its men 30
cents an hour to shovel slides off its
The force at the Fisher Maiden
has been reduced to four men owing
to the condition of tlie wagon road.
™_This_weelc_the Pay-iiB—will-ship-
100 tons of zinc ore and 50 tons of
ance upon
The Hewett, near Silverton has
twelve men at work. Since the 1st
of the year this mine   litis shipped
II carloads of ore. The poorest
ore in the entire shipment assayed
III ounces in silver. The ore was
dry, carrying only fi per cent. lead.
Seven cars of Hewitt ore gave returns of nearly 80,000. In this
mine there is blocked out 100,000
tons of zinc ore. This will be mined
just as soon as a mill iscon-tructetl.
This will be done just ns soon as the
new company obtains control ofthe
mine. Monte Davys has a deal
under way for a transfer of the
property. The present company
liave expended 6120,000 upon the
T. G. Blackstock, on his arrival
in Toronto from his recent visit to
the Kootenay, stated that the western mining districts were on the
verge of a new era of prosperity.
He said the prospects were that
within a very short time Montreal
and Toronto capitalists would be
linked to compete for the establishment of a plant for the manufacture of by-products of lea J mines.
Tin; plan was being backed by the
Canadian Pacific, whieli was interested through its smelter at Trail,
and wherever the new industry was
located it would be assure! cheap
delivery of lead by the railway company. He added that the output
to liegln with would be lietween
7,000 nml 8.000 tons per year.
StM'KUt.KUl    tJt'OTATMlVH.
April  8Silver, ."i|| Lend, C!2 7*rtd
April  '.* Silver, tiAj Ia>iu\,
April 11 Silver, .*»:ij| Lead, U2 H>*
of business, and the railway will be
up against running powers into
Sandon for a day or two. Sandon
at this moment is without railway
communication as the C.P.R. is
wrestling with the slide problem a short distance below Alamo.
Thus is life made strenuous in the
The latest indications appear very
favorable for the location of the zinc
smelter at Fernie. As has been
known for some time the choice of
the location lay between Frank and
Fernie. Fernie possesses every advantage, Mr. Fernow admits, excepting in the price demanded here
for fuel.
To understand the matter correctly it must be remembered that
The slack is used in the by-product
ovens where it is converted into
coke and the coke is afterwards used
in the furnaces. The zinc smelter
would use 100 tons of slack coal
per day during the first year and
that amount would be increased to
probably .'500 tons in the third year.
At Frank the slack is not valued
as highly as it is here for the reason
that the coke plant is not built at
Frank, while here" the plant is in
operation and the slack is estimated
at coke valuation, less the cost of
labor. Therefore a considerable
difference exists between the two
rales quoted to Mr. Fernow. Every
other detail has been arranged between Mr. Fernow and the C. X. P.
Coal Co and the latter is now considering au offer from the former iu
which a compromise in the price of
slack is suggested. Mr. Fernow
does not ask as low a price as quoted
by Frank for the reason that Fernie
possesses a material advantage iu
transportation rates.
It is believed that the C. N. P.
Coal Company will agree lo tin*
conipioini-e suggested even if they
do not realize so much from the
.-lack ib they would otherwise by
converting it into coke The(\im-
pany is anxious for the location of
this industry at Fernie for the indirect advantages that will spring
from it and from the impetus it svill
have in hrinuing kindred industries
to Fernie.'-- Fernie Free IVe.-s.
During P.Hb'l Canada produced
sixty-three and a half million dollars' worth of mineral product-.
Of this total. *ls,.s:u..|!»o was i.-
presented \v tfohl, twelve and a
quarter  million routing  from   the
Dr. Gomm and J. R. Cameron
have been gazetted as police and licence commissioners for Sandon.
Shipman's Comedians will play
in Sandon on April 19. They
could not get through in time for
April 12.
Bruce White who has just returned from the east states that
large numbers of investors will
come into Kootenay this summer.
It is reported that a deal is on
for a large number of claims, near
New Denver to Montana men. The
amount involved is 8200.000.
Dr. Milloy has been extracting
attention. With the forceps Doc
plays the best game of draw in the
From stringers in the Charleston,
near Whitewater, ore has been obtained that assayed 1100 ounces in
silver, and 57 per cent, in zinc.
George Ilorton is on his way west
selling a cigar called the Trail
Mazer, He will hit the Slocan
next month.
George Huston has sont 2i','A
samples of Slocan zinc ores to seven
of the leading zine firms of Europe,
and expects in a short time to have
a report from them. He has also
sent live samples for assay to Xew
Jersey of'strange looking ores that
he found back of Silverton.
This winter a shall 170 leet deep
was sunk on the Hluebird. Without stoping 50 tons of ore was
shipped this winter. At present
the i.luebild is closed down owing
to snowslides and the prevalence of
water in the workings. Work will
probably not   he   resumed   hi fmv j Yukon ,»|OIM.,      n. it put of coat
Sunday was a lively day for slide?.,
lu a line opposite from the Ivan-
line noli a «1ido  enrned  »iwmv t»«rt
I'vf'Tj fM-1 5ti 1bv- CMH-tr,' ,mh?
Carpenter* are busy thing weak j should easily do a   large business, j A yMti itl h}tm.t     Tjle   jj0y.j) shm
spot* on Ihe steamer Slocan.   The! An ad in another  column   state* > j^we., on Hiker ytNWt
steamer may lie tied   up  for a few j how anyone can obtain a chance of | ctkn furnish any   kind
weeks at Rosebery in order to have'getting to St.   Louis   this summer! »»,„» ^ ronnirfil
its bottom werapeil. | without any delay.     Mike a note j
I'eekMcSwain spilled his brainspf this if you de*irc to simulate at | i-VKent.-- Large two-story home,! At ♦• p.m. on Tuesday a slid*
into the Nelson Tribune lastSatur- no particular risk to your finances. I on r,iion street: inodernlyjknot -k.-d out the trestle ..» tbe
day and caused an earthquake! John McKaskill was in town thisiequipped; grounds planted in fruit* K. & S. near the Payne. A log
amongst a certain portion of the week for the first time in seven j trees, berry ttushc*. strawberries, went through A. C. Garde's house.
community. (year*.    For many   yeat*   he   has etc. Apply li. Byrne*. New lienvcr.   ihe watt•»• plant of the ht}11'* i- out
was valued at  $I»1,<h»o.imh». of cop-
per at live million!-.,   and building
material at :% little   over five and a
tmtf milltiMw        Tin.     «.?lt-in-    n<i»n«-t»
700 OOt'V     *,\1)A of
over one million
TheK. & S  in troubled wid J dollirs
1 nf  tho   K,   X-   S,  trnek     nnd   ere- i w«« vtdued ttt    <M
1 ated ii demftnd for prayer1- in San--cement at a lilt!"
hi Xt!-5.-*4*8», ''oil- ^
„f f,M){Wt,,ir!a mud slide   ut   South   Fork, and
make« it*t coiim-elioti" hi the aid off    l"li»*t i*. » hmuUmu*- «tmi.
Hijiiifii   a ml   }'U**.i-'j*"i     ii
transfers between thc hre«-<ks.
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j l.HWeri", Ii contain* »ntn !i that Kivnr*
of lite in lli«» w«»«t «t»*l nHtittiu' mmf-».
Muny (if the Ni'tn-lfo .o»« *tnyly worth
the price <Athe huok. !; i* *ent t*» any
nAArett uin.ri mvtjit of 2» eem** Sernf
♦infer* f»» If T F.ow-TV. Sew Petivet
or N*-l**«»n THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., APRIL 14, 1904.
Eleventh Year
The Ledge
With which is amalgamated the
Saxdou  Pavstrkak,
PuDlished every Thursday in the richest silver-
lead-zinc camp on earth.
Legal advertising 10 cent* a nonpariel line
tirst insertion, and 5 cents a line each subsequent
insertion. Readintr notices 25 cents a line, and
commercial advertising graded in prices according to circumstances.
Subscription. $2 a,'year in advance or ii 50 if
not so paid.
Certilieate of Improvement notices .*7. Delinquent Co-owner notices *10.
Fellow Pilgrims: Tine lkdgk is located at
New Denver, B. C , and is traced to many parts
of the earth It has never been raided by the
flieriflf. snowslided by cheap silver, or subdued
by the fear of man It works for tne trail blazer
as well as the hay-windowed, charnpacne-flavored
capitalist It aims to be on the, right side of
everything, and believes that hell should be administered to the wicked in large doses. It has
stood tho, test of time, and an ever-increasing
paystreak is proof that it is better to tell the
truth, even if the heavens do occasionally hit
our smokestack.
One of the noblest works of creation is the man
who always pays the nrinter; lv, is sure of a
bunk in paradise, with tliornle«s roses for a pillow bv night, and nothing but gold to look at
by day.
Address all communications to—
Xew Denver. B. G
V pencil cross in this square
f • licates that vour subscrip
ti in is due. and that th*s editor
wants «uce again to look at
your collateral
The blood on the veldts of South
Africa is scarcely   dry,   but we al-
"cause~lor tlfe~
Boer war. It was to give the greedy
mine-owners of the Transvaal a
chance to choke free labor by the
importation of the yellow curse
from China. They did not want to
pay living wages to good miners,
preferring a horde of slaves, human
animals that thev could boss with-
out any danger of a lapse in dividends. To satisfy capitalists South
Africa was shaken with the roar of
guns, homes and hearts shattered
amid the groans of the djiug, and
the wailing of babes and women.
The greed for gold is more powerful tlian the love of humanity.
Shako the old flag in front of the
common people, stir the blood of
the unthinking with a flowery,
magnetic oration upon patriotism
and the majority will swim in blood
like Baptists at a water r t'. Canadians were crazy to don a suit of
armor and go forth to cut the phlegmatic Boer into small chunks. Foi
what? Simply to help the rich down
tho poor. The Canadians probably
did not know this. Tliey thought
the old flag would be shot to pieces
if they did not hurry to the front
and pump lead into the formation.
They did it without the thought of
gain, for soldier" work harder than
any other class of people for less
money. They strike in the army,
tyut not for higher pay. As lighters
we are proud of the record made in
South Africa by the brave bov'H of
Canada. They took their medicine
like heroes even if their elTortHhave
had the result of handing the wealth
of the Hand into the sure grasp of
bloated mine-owners, and the labor
into the hands of the saffron-colored
slaves from the land of stewed rats
and a pigtail  god.      It   is a sweet
picture of the power of gold, and
the influence of bright bunting
upon the common people. Upholding slavery seems from our perch in
the hills to be rank dissipation for
a Christian nation. Gold win Smith
in the, Toronto Sun has the following on the same subject.    *
"The real -object ' of   tbe South
African war, known from the outset to some, must now be patent to
all.    It was not to   extend British
liberties or to redress the political
wrongs of British   subjects that all
those solemn covenants were broken,
that all the blood was shed, that all
those stains upon national character were incurred.     It was to satisfy the ravening greed of the cosmopolitan capitalists   of Johannesburg, who wanted to import slave
labor instead of paying free labor a
fair wage for the   working of their
mines.    For this  Great Britain is
being made to sacrifice the brightest
gem in her crown of peaceful glory,
the abolition of slavery.      ]Sro one
looking to   the   conditions   under
which the miserable Chinese are to
be held by their masters can doubt
that they will be practically slaves.
We are ominously reminded of the
slave laws of the Southern States.
That the genuine spirit of England
protests is shown  by the reduction
eminent to considerably   less than
a third of its  regular number and
by the determination of one of the
members to vacate his seat in order
to test the opinion   of his constituents.    The true heart of   England
protests, the self-governed colonies
Australia and New Zealand protest.
Canada, through her Prime Minister, declines to protest, and is committed   to   the   reintroduetion   of
slavery.    The excuse put forward
on behalf of Sir   Wilfrid   Laurier
that this is a   question   of colonial
self-government in which we have
no right to interfere,   is   baseless.
Sir Wilfrid  must   know   that the
Tranvsaal is not self-governed, but
is governed virtually as   a Crown
colony by Lord Milner."
We want five millions of dollars
to build a large community tunnel
underneath the mountains between
New Denver and Sandon. There
will be millions in it for the backers.
Do you eat food which you know
disagrees with you ?
Do you give yourself so little
time to dress that you have to rush
through life to keep your appointments?
Is your bath a pleasure and a
recreation ?
Do you keep your feet dry and
warm ?
Do you drink plenty of pure
water ?
Do you take plenty of exercise in
the open air ?
Do you do to-day's work only,
leaving tomorrow's burden until
tomorrow is to-day ?
Do you always try to be cheerful,
or do you fuss and fret and worry
about everything and everybody ?
Stop at The Queen's Hotel in
Trout Lake City.
A Scotch collie dog lived in a
well near Prescott, Ontario for 47
days this winter without anything
to eat. This is not so strange after-
all. The dog had fresh air and
water, laid still and slept most of
the time. Any normal human being
can live just as long without food
by lying quietly in a properly ventilated room, and drinking a little
water occassionaliy. A course of
treatment like this will cure nearly
every desease, and will be found
especially valuable to editors running newspapers in a dead or dying
In Ontario the people are ever
trying to make reforms bylaw.
They wish to force all to be of one
kind or mind. The proper way to
reform people is by death or education. Instead of passing laws to
fine or imprison those who spit on
the sidewalk they should teach the
proper use of fresh air and food.
The improper use of air, food aud
a few other things causes consumption and all the ills that curse this
Tnateriarexistencer™     ~ ~~
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at POPLAR, B. C. It gives
all the news of that great
gold camp. It costs $2 a
year to any address. Send
your money to—
The art of compounding a cocktail is seen to perfection at the
Kootenay, in Sandon;
A. JACOBSON, Proprietor
When you are seeking first-class hotel accommodations you will find them at this house.
Gold $ ,75 I Gold and Silver. .$1.00
Lead 75 | Gold.silv'r.copp'r 1.50
Samples by mail receive prompt attention.
Gold and Silver Refined and Bought
1725 Aral ahoo »t.,   Denver, Colo.
Blue Prize, Henry "Vane,
Columbus and Havana
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Steamship Tickets
To and from European points via Canadian
and American lines. Apply for sailing date?,
rates, tickets and full information to any C. P.
Ry. agent or—
C. P. R. Agent, New Denver.
W. P. F. Cummings, G. S. S. Agt., Winnipeg.
Strongest  ever  made;  hand-sewed;
honest values.   Repairing neatly done
Pur ley Ward.       Sandon.
Miners' Shoes a specially.
A train of thought runs regardless of time-tables.
Thk prospects for the Slocan aro
very bright. The war in the East
must force the price of silver and
lead to the higher levels, and the
dawn of the zinc era means probably more than anything else. Zinc
mining when understood and the
price in secured will make the Slocan a section Df greater wealth than
it has been in the pust. A high tax
should be put upon all mineral
claims allowed to lie idle after a
reasonable time. Xo country can
prosper with hundreds of idle crown-
granted properties. The remedy is
to tax them until the owners get in
and do something. At presint the
(Jovernuient at Victoria is trying
to drive out the people who are try-
to hold up the Sloean by taxing
some of them four times more than
they were taxed lust year. Tax
the drones, and not the workers.
Many a man, like the moon,
shines with borrowed light.
Some second thoughts occur several minutes later.
Many a man who doesn't take
water has to be bailed out.
Playing the fool is said to be a
universal accomplishment.
The longer you keep whiskey the
better it is—aud the better you are.
Men never object to being overrated except by the accessor.
Division among families is an
unsatisfactory sort of arithmetic.
Young man, beware of the girl
who is too lazy to return your
A small boy says that Adam was
the only man who was not grown
What has become of the old-
fashion-young folks who used to
marry for love ?
One reason men get over the
habit of saving money jb that when
they do they lose it in investment
instead of having the fun of spend-
ing it.
Generally you can tell the man
who is worrying over how he can
pay the family milk bill by the way
he buys champagne down town to
show he has plenty of money.
It's queer, that when folks have
nice things to give away, they never
send them where they will do real
good. — Gems go to kings and
queens, who have houses full al-
' ready; —turkeys to presidents, who
i are not in need of them ; —jelly tu
the sick, who are kept by their
physicians on barley water aud
U li
Is   one   of   the
Hotels in these mountains where the stranger feels
at home. The landlord has a smile for every guest,
and the creature comforts of the Hotel are unsurpassed in the Silver City. The meals are free from
lead, the beds from bugs, while the fluids on the bar
a disastrous result in the morning.
m. George Clarke
Some months ago I issued a publication called ••FLOAT" at the
greatest expense ever incurred for the single issue of any publication in
Kootenay. The work contains, in addition to over 50 illustrations,
full page and otherwise, several stories by different writers, and sketches
of my own upon things that have occurred iu the various camps of the
Slocan. Life in the cent belt is depicted in all the sombre shade of the
effete but Sunday School east. Taken altogether a 81 would not be too
much to charge for such a work, but I shipped several carloads at
50 cents, and still find that I have several thousand left. In order to
assist tho world, and spread sunshine over many a dark path I will,
until further notico, sell "FLOAT" at 25 cents, three copies for 50
cents, or seven copies for a dollar, post free anywhere. Tourist
associations should send it to all centres of travel. Others should treat
their distant friends to a copy. Shoot your orders in the most convenient collateral and address them—
New Denver
R. T. LOWERY =-sz
it     .
iniaiiy   vvumeu   tau  au.ivtci
questions   without   finding
Tiik maintaining of a large force
and consoling thought to think that' of Militia iu Canada is a rank waste
the wreck of the Moer nation, and ! of money. We have no right to
the hanging of crepe upon the doors: keep up an army to assist England.
of thousands of Kuglish homes, io U)ur relations with that country
,n>H«f»r ivitb tin* wont oil tevnwiiei* <«•»»« ulmnld be one of ?om« lm«n'»w>«u
n\\ fur tb" b«M>M!l of the men \\A\e,i V.o'AonA do«»« not pny oMr«»vjy»t>«oa,
hold tii It* lo the gold mines on ihe'and Canadian politician!' have no
Ktind. MI th*«» live«, all the blood.' right to wavfe iiiUHftits on
all ihe tears, all the money gone toj the keeping of huge bodies of non-
♦•nrieh tho-e who look no risks.: workers in bright uniforms,
and must have laughed   when they j
-aw how eagerly   Koglanri and the     Tin: Tinted States   government
colonies blew in their   wealth and must be getting ready to buv more!    Do you plan your work and try
blood for their ljcnetit and the yellow silver.   The   brokers  always hear, to **ve yourself time and step*, or j
slaves of China.    Oreat warf How the market a short time before such • <*« J™ ,ul* *»»»« *»>•** «»e thing »nd j
it wiUHse in history  ii»»niiu«ih  an»-vwii. . then another blindly ? \
tm *tw nppllioiw; furnace lit!«n»
Of the Miner's Union Block
1* t!u* only linll In llie city Mittatita for Theatrical lYrformaiicca, Concerts. 1 nitm nml
otlwt jiuliHc t'titcrtalhtntntH.
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SANDON. tt. C.
'ttlluterlorvkw, Kt-ntitiK cuiMM-lly »W>; i»<*1
tlir.itinhnui: imputation to draw from, iJaai,
guilty ?
Do you wear any article of cloth- i
ing    ftiinvi   'tiffiiMie   Mill   H'l'l UVicmri- i
Job Printing
Th* assays high in artistic merit, quickly
done it New Denver's printing emporium—
•*i,f J
THE LEDGE Eleventh Year
By   A.    C.    GARDE.
For the past ton years zinc we deposits have  been   known to exist in
British Columbia, especially in the districts where silver-lead mining1 has been
carried on, but only within the past
year has attention been paid to its economic feature.   In. many cases where
the zinc and lead were intimately associated the zinc proved a hardship for
the lead producer inasmuch as when it
reached a limit of 10 per cent the ores
were penalized at a rate of 50 cents per
unit. "With increasing1 depth in the Slocan and Ainsworth mines it has been
demonstrated that the lead sulphides
are often superseded by zinc.    It has
also been proven that the lead is so intimately disseminated   with  the   zinc
that processes for iudepenient recovery
of the two metals are now receiving the
greatest attention in all sections where
zinc ores havo been discovered    This
naturally has lead up to opening markets for the zinc as a by-product, and
wiill.' some of tho  mines havo  been
successful in disposing'of their zinc pro
duct at   a profit  in Europe and   tlie
United States, there are a great many
properties with a complex nature   of
ores, with lower values in silver, that
are not in a position at the present time
and with present methods of concentration, to make a product that will stand
the high cost of transportation abroad
With smelting and reduction works in
British Columbia this would be entirely
different, but until the character as well
as the extent of deposits   have   been
thoroughly explored it is hardly to be
expected that capitalists will invest in
local reduction plants.   They must be
., given assurance of finding a'profitable
investment by the report  of  a   hiyh
authority on  zinc.   Iii addition to the
direct benefit to the zinc miner the lead
111 ini nj^r industry would receive additional attention inasmuch as  exploration
work for zinc o.o bo lies woald lead to
discoveries of lead ore bodies as well.
This can bo explained by the fact that
Iliad and zinc ores are so closely related
that there is no distinct line between
eludes the commercial features as well,
and will be useful in furthering the
zinc mining and metallurgical industry
of British Columbia. It is possible that
objections will be raised by our patri
otic citizens to engaging a foreign specialist for the investigation of Canadian
resources, and indeed it would be must
fortunate if any of our engineers in
Canada could fill the want, but the zinc
question is a specialty where an intimate knowledge and study is required,
and we do not believe that such a specialist can be found in Canada, and it
will therefore be to the benefit of Canada
to employ the very best authority obtainable in preference to anyone who
would be only fairly well familiar with
the subject, hut not a specialist on the
Specialists on this subject are confined to Europe anil the United States, but
no European can be readily reached or
is likely to be able to grasp the economic conditions of the west at short
acquaintance. It may be claimed tliat
the cost of investigation should be borne
by individuals or corporations, aud it is
probable that expenditures in this
direction will be made by those able to
afford tliis advantage,, but the .-number
of mine or claim owners in this enviable
financial condition is insignificant compared to the number of these (especially
of the prospector class), who hold properties carrying zinc values and who
are not only uninformed as to the value
of the zinc deposits they control but are
financially unable to secure expert advice. This condition has for some years
past been recognized by the United
States government, who have had a
corps of experts in the various zinc fields
of that country with the most beneficial
results as regards enlightening the general public as to the nature and capabilities of the resources which nature
has placed at their command.
That the resources of the country as
to zinc bearing ores are extensive, I
have no hesitancy in stating That the
ores as to their physical features in the
the two minerals.   Development ot zinc j different districts vary considerably is
fields would therefore at the same time  also beyond question.   One feature that
lead to new discoveries of siKer-lead
The z'nc question is not a matter of
local interest alone, but of national importance.
We admit that the selection of the
specialist to examine! our zihe resources
in British Columbia is one of the essential features, and we have therefore
suggested professor Walter Ronton In-
gabs, of Boston, whom everybody con-
 ,,, .-Initj n.^* .a?.!,*.t a%\ It ii2 **..r......... r,., t \«. ,,.
~ni\l*CI n™*cillliJ*CJiJ*u—in—int*~pn»n^cr**iv7iiT       vr»ll~
idea is that he should inane a general
study of the zinc resources of British
Columbia as to the grade, of ores for
.spelter production, etc., and to give his
opinion as to the best methods of de
velopinent of the industry in general.
In short, we desire a report that in-
has puzzled the miner and metallurgist
considerably is the silver bearing nature
of the zinc ores. There are mines capable of producing a very large tonnage
of first-class zinc ore, which would only
carry up to six ounces in silver, while
on the other hand wn have mines that
have large bodies of zinc ores carrying-
high silver values Zinc ores containing extremely high silver values are not
unusual iu this province. Iain familiar
^Wivii Ovr-ivan! sin a n—oou!en~oi zinc ores"
in the Sloean and Ainsworth camp thai
will carry from 1.200 to 1,500 ounces of
silver per tou. Such ores are indeed
exceptional iu any part of the world
and processes for a close recovery of
both the silver and the zinc values haye
therefore not kept pace with tho rest of
the metallurgical achievements obtained on the more commonplace types of
ores. Consequently the miner who produces a zinc ore with very high silver
values is at a disadvantage ana will be
at the best not able to get smelter returns for more than two-thirds or three-
fourths of the silver values. Undoubt
edly this feature deserves particular attention aud expert advice In iny estimation, however, the average silver
contained in the zinc ores found in the
Slocan within a circumference of ter.
miles (taking Sandon as a centre) would
be approximately 25 ounces per ton of
50 per cent ore. I beg to emphasise this
feature for the reason that it is generally understood by mining men in the
Slocan, as well as the public, that the
British Columbia zinc ores oilman average would run far above this in silver.
It has beeu pointed out by many that
if the smelters could only afford "to pay
for three-fourth of the silver values the
losses would be very high and that It
would be better to leave theso ores in
tho ground until some day when a
higher recovery could be obtained.
What I wish to bring out in connection
herewith is that the zinc ores of British
Columbia oven   without silver values
are worth mining for their zinc values
alone, and if they contain some silver
values besides, so much the better  The
zinc industry should not be hampered
or be prejudiced by the fact that a low
properties, might have an exceptional
argentiferous zinc ore that would prove
difficult to get the full value for    Such
ores cease to be zinc ores and should be
classed as -silver* ores.   It is mv opinion
that there is an unlimited amount of
desirable zine ores in British Columbia
fit both for spelter and zinc oxide productions   Tho highly argentiferous zinc
ores as a whole should be regarded as
exceptions from the rule and not allowed to interfere with the large ore deposits of strictly ziii'c bearing ore worth
consideration for their zinc values only
Our main object is therefore as it will be
understood from the foregoing, to give
the Canadian investing public an opportunity to find out all the particulars
of the zinc oro deposits in British Columbia. In the United States and Europe
tho zinc smelters have not been slow in
realizing the future we have before us.
Our zinc ores are now being exported
every day to the markets of tho world
where they are made into spelter and
zinc oxides and later on returned and
sold in the Canadian market.   Ut fortunately we havo no zinc smelters in
Canada, and the consumers wiil therefore have to bear the additional cost of
transporting duties, etc., not to speak
of the profits that   would add to  the
wealth of Canada if a new zinc industry
was established here.   As to transportation, wo are at   present shipping our
_iy.I_*l..» Ai.jlo Is. I rtl t* l»_.i ttii.ta „ t* .» ?»..--».!.-■>« i..=
rate of $10 per ton and to Europe at a
freight rate of SIS per ton. It requires
approximately two ton's of our ore (or
any other ore) to make one ton of spelter. On theso two tons the freight
amounts to cue cent per pound, and in
addition thereto we, have to pay freight
on spelter returned from Iola to Canada, which is $20 per ton, or one cent
pi r pound. From this it will be seen
that more than two cents per pound is
added to each pound of spelter used in
Canada for home consumption. From
June, 1001, to June, 1902, the following
zinc products were imported into Canada for home consumption, according to
official reports issued by the dominion
government, under a duty of only 5 per
cent ad valorem:
Quantity.   Value.
Zinc white (or oxide)
and red lead ... .12,324,881     8189,281
Zinc, in blocks, pigs
sheets and plates 3,905,552       141,560
Spelter, in blocks
and pigs    2,035,872        S0.757
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situated on t
_   lako in all A
Approx  9000 tons   $711,548
It is an injustice to  Canada, who, we
will assume, has the zine ores, fuel, etc ,
to look for  a   market   for  home  consumption in a country' where high tariff
exists (viz., the United States) besides
paying high freight rates on-long hauls
going out as raw   material and coming
back as  a   finished   product,   with an
additional tarifl   charge  of  5 per cent.
As to the extent of ore deposits, I have
mentioned in the above that in the Slocan there are   several   important veins
of desirable zinc ores.   On soincof these
veins considerable work  has been done
but entirely for the   purpose of obtaining- the high silver-lead ores associated
with the zinc    Any development work
must therefore be credited to the silver-
lead industry.   Whatever zinc ore was
lake'n out with the   lead   ores lias for a
number of  yens   been   wasted   inthe
concentrators or left on the dumps, and
treated as   equaling   so   much  waste.
Hundreds of   thousands   of tons of zinc
have  in   this    manner   been   wasted
through   tlie   tailraces    and   into   the
creeks.    Furthermore   a  large amount
of zinc has   been   wasted   in   the lead
smelting furnaces and run out with the
slag.    When hereto is added penalties
that have been   charged   the miner for
excess of zinc   in   the   lead   ore it will
readily be seen  that   zinc  to the value
of several million dollars has been k^t
It is impossible, to give accurate figures
in reference  hereto,   but   1   may state
that out of a dozen concentrators, each
of about 100 tons   capacity, the average,
tailings would assay   20   per cent, zine,
and iu individual  cases   would exceed
30 per cent.    Whatever silver was contained in the zinc would of course follow
same through  the   tail-races.     In the
Slocan mines loaned   at  elevations of
from 3,000 to 8,000 leet,   the veins run
parallel usually with a slight inclination
from the vertical.     The  approximate
strike is northeast and southwest    All
of the important veins are true fissure,
showing considerable signs of faulting
and fractures iu the   slate formation of
the country.   In no particular instance
has mining been   carried  on beyond a
l,000foot depth, aud here the evidences
biased observer must  come to the con
elusion that the lead  or  at least a portion of it is   gradually   being replaced
by zinc-blend    If for  no other reason
this feature alone would be of sufficient
importance to the  silver-lead miner to
solve the zinc question.   IJnfor.unately
while he knows all about lead he is not
any too well posted on   the  zinc.     In
depth lie is confronted with ures of more
or less complex   nature and c neeutr.t
tion propositions,   and   unit's.,   he   can
make a profitable by-product of the zinc
ores he will find it difficult to make his
lead ores pay oven  with   high   silver
values.   If it   was not   for  the liberal
bounty of $15 per   ton   granted   by the
dominion government he certainly could
not see, his way clear.   At any rate he
has found out "that he   cannot afford to
pay penalties to the smelters on excess
of zinc when this amounts to $8 and §10
per ton as they in many instances have
proved to do " If on the  other hand he
is able to   separate  the   zinc from the
iron and the lead by means of concentration and magnetic" separation   and dispose of the lead and  the zinc to advantage independent of  each   other there
will be no cause  for  him   to dread the
future of deep   mining,   and instead of
looking at the, zinc as an intruder on the
peerless silver-lead ores, he will in time
learn to regard it as a  more valuable
byproduct than lead.   London and New
York prices of spelter which govern the
markets of the world   to-day have for a
number of years  showed   considerable
strength.   At this   time   of writing the
London price of spelter   is £22 per long
ton, while the London price of lead, plus
the lead bounty of   75   cents   per hundredweight, is only £15, 7s. (id.    ft will
therefore readily   be   seen that spelter
is commanding a far higher price than
lead, a feature that has been overlooked
by a great many,
ordinary conditions
bia have caused the miner to overlook
the prospects and advantages of zinc,
also the losses to which he has exposed
himself so long. Even at the present
time it is with a great deal of tardiness
that he realizes the bright future of zinc
and the addition of a new and distinct
industry to the present silver-lead industry.       '
'eculiar aud extra-
in   British Colum-
(For the Boise Capital News )
O, Tommy come a visitor,
And he'broughtadinky boat,
He thought that he could try and beat,
The fastest boat afloat.
0, Tommy come a visitin ,
An' thought to win a prize;
That golden vase   looked mighty good,
To Tommy's iougin'eyes.
O, Tommy come a visitin',
With Shamrock number one;
He. raced, and thought to have, tbe cup,
But only had the fun.
O, Tommy come a visitin',
With Shamrock number two;
He tried to carry off the cup,
But found it wouldn't do.
O, Tommy comes a visitor,
With Shamrock number three;
And if he doesn't get the cup,
lie gets our sympathy.
When Tonnnv conies a visitin',
substitute for home to those who travel. It is
the shore of Lake Slocan. the most beautiful
nieriea. From its baleonies and windows can
be seen the grandest scenery on this continent. The internal arrangements of the hotel are the reverse to telephone, all the rooms l»eing plastered, and electric bells at
the head of every bed make it easy for the dry moments in
the morning.
The best and cheapest meals in the country are to be
found in the dining room. The house is run on cosmopolitan principles, and the prospector with his pack on his
back is just as welcome as the millionaire with his roll in
The best Tonsorial Establishment in
the Slocan.
Balmokai. Bldg, Main St., Sandon.
We're gfiul to see hisTaee;
He never goes home mad because,
He hasn't won the race.
When Tommy comes a-visitin',
We're glad to see. him come;
An' if he races any more,
I hope he wins, bv gum
I). 1 Rom:
son are alive
need  in   the
Write* them.
itsox &■ Co.. of Xel-
to what the people
of   Furniture.
hexsxfsk: ta
A name that is familiar
timers as   the   name of
Forks—familiar because
there in days of boom ami
id de
1 The Strathcona
*.* t 4 a. -* m     * ■ .1 a*      *.***** *     •
Every guevt receive:
thc bo'-jit care u;al pn.tix-
hotci hu*
the bank,
The liquors are the best in the Slocan, and tin
long been noted for its fish and game dinners.
This is the only first-class house in tlm Lucerne of North
America. One look at the landlord will convince any
stranger that the viands are of first-class quality. Rooms
reserved by telegraph.
tu mu- j
it   was I
iU ililVH I
•pivpsiim thai  ihey enjoyed {
the linspifn-Jitv of r|ic«  I'l-ribil  pro.'
jiiietor,    tuiA    partook    of    the
hosttW bountiful tablf  Tin- same
condition*    prevail    unlay   lhat
have won (or the house its envi
able reputation and the iimnc of
As proprietor i«,
r I Henry Stege, Proprietor New Denver. B.C.
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Sandon and Elsewhere
It has lately been renovated
throughout, and islii>t*<
in everything.
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......it ,*M   k,»**i,  ..(«!».w Mh iiii*:.
.Slocan. In Saudou, Manager (Jufciy is ever on the alert to supply the,
Iwist meats dbtabtibk. You will akt&y* find the U-st Fre*h ami Salt!
Meats; Salt, Fresh and Smoked Fish; Ham, Haeon, Saumgenand Lard. 1
A Tift whi»n frm rrnttf t*r\i*ltf*- it,    c«ic»n      t:***   tni-A    IH-,,   1,.*,,.*>,.,. .,  Ai..*      t
Fresh Eastern Oysters
Drop s word over the 'phone to **!, Sandon.'*
Is the leading hotel in Southern Urilish Columbia.
It ba> ample accommodation for a larp* number of
gue-its, and the ideal position it occupies appeals
equally to any traveler as well a* the tourist.
Prmmn-ei'" will tin*1 l:irg«* sample p»oiie and all tin-
iiuitit ,7,1 iu i.i lit
Uit.diAit liU'n !.
~am**< ■*"^.M"*^ l-Cr3
"a~~jat t*f.—ja* laK"'" 1
■ ^^_ *aa    \ -   m**^^^ ^ ~  ^ ^^-.^^ •*
Order   your   Spring   Suit  now.
Natty Suiting* now arriving.
F. F* Liebsdwr,
fHlttrton'a Ban* T*(1or
Filbert Hotel
MWFTT  V   MMMMIV    Vrn»1ii«t„r*
The Filbert is now the lie«t hotel in the Slocan.      The Dining Room ie
eondueted on *trietly first-Ha** principle*.    The room* fir«"
large, comfortable ami properly taken care of.
F.i.h van   fii«.ii¥. Hot Ant. Moii^us Pm mi-.iv.. Eu-tsvimv.
We Set the Best Meal  in Sandon
M'-al* ."rfV.       Ticket**;.        Main St.. Sandon. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., APRIL 14, 1904.
Eleventh Year
Over Wallace-Miller block, Baker
St., Nelson. Special yearly contracts for Pressing, Repairing and
Cleaning. Goods called for and
delivered weekly. Tents and awnings made to order.
1^% back
** numbers
(each one different) are
sent to any address for
R. T. Lower)
'piIK KING'S HOTKL in Ferguson is a oheer-
1 ful homo for all travelers ■ to tlie Lurdeau.
F   AXK RAHBEtt. Proprietor.
unci American plan. Meals, 25cents. Rooms
from it. up to .i-l. Only white help employed.
Nothlnsr yellow abuut the place except the nold
in the safe. MA LONE & TREGILLUS.
THE UOYAT*. HOTI'X, Nelson, is noted for
the'excellence of itscuisine.   SOL JOHNS,
BARTLETT HOUSE, formerly the Clark
is the best >.*1 a dav hotel in Nelnon. Only
white help employed." G W. BARTLETT
L.   for Slocan
..In KASLO.  is just the place
people to find when dry or in
search of a downy couch.
I    near V\ ard St., Xelson
LAR   A    DAY
HOTEL, Baker St.,
BO.   THE   DOL-
HE HOTEL FERGUSON is the home, of
Slocan people when they   riv  in   Ferguson.
MCDOXNEL & BLACK, Proprietors.
THE    BHITTANNl.V    HOTEL is tho oldest and ihe bust in the Lardo.   Gold seekers
alwavs welcome.     ULVIX BROS.
r   G.    MELVIN,
*) i   Expert Watch
Manufacturing Jeweller.
Ri'pairer. Diamond Setter,
and Entrraver. ..Manufactures Chains'. Lockets
.indRinirs. Workmanship jriiarHiitocd equal to
any in Canada. Orders by mail solicited. Box
.'40, Sandon.
Wholesale   Merchants,
=i"iju..t,.u'.|rsji»\*   jfc.
~%^~17v,vi\r*r .—**4" *J* r r^
*J   er-s in Butter. Efj'jjs. Cheese. Produce and
Fruit.Nelson. B.C.
\f   L. GRIMMETT. r,.  L.  It., Barrister,
M.   Solicitor, Nntarv Public      Sandon, B.C
Rran"h fifliee at New Denvr evrv Saturday.
Tn.sura.riae & Real Estate
■nilOUPSON,  MITCHELL   &  CO.    Fire
I     Insurance. As,'ent-».    Dealers in Real Estate
\flnlntr Properties   Houses to rent and Town
Lots for Sale.
S. K Y4IIH4M,, N.w l-H-tvtr. B.C..
Real F.-<tateand Mineral Clnlm*forSivle CMm?
fonwwmifnd nnd (Vnwn UrnnP'd
|)H,MA AVOlilONOV.X.w Denver Gen-
I eral Dia>inan and dealer In coal, wood nnd
Hiw had I" vear* i-xiwriftipe in dental work, one
•nikiH ii <n.ichiiv of Gold HrMt'e Work. Visit
mnde V* the Slican regularly
General   Storo.
f   T. KELLY.  TIIHKK   FORKS, denier In
• I.   Or",-"<'H""«, Drv 0<xid«. Etc.
B A Kl N Cr    POWDE R,
Indispensable in making finest
breads, biscuit and cakes. The
greatest culinary help of modern
times. Young housekeepers find
the beginning of their success
in cookery in its employment.
Easter Hats
We have our Ladies' Spring Headgear unpacked. Ready-to-Wears
and Sailors. Dreams of Loveliness. We are proud of the selection,
and feel confident that our Sandon ladies will likewise feel proud of
their selection.    Watch for the big window display;
U^y   Saradoh and Vernon;
A visit to our TAILORING EMPORIUM will give you an idea of
prevailing styles for FALL and WINTER Clothing. New line of
Suitings to select from.    Leave your order now for a Christmas Suit.
J. R. Cameron,
Reco Ave, Sandon,B.C.
NOTE.--Imitation baiting powders are lower in price, but they are mostly
made from alum and are injurious to health when taken in food.
M. J. Henry, the Vancouver nurseryman, states tliat he hasalready soldthis
spring many thousands of young fruit
trees for Okanagan and other interior
points. In addition to this lar<?e numbers of trees are brought from eastern
nurseries and from the state of Oregon.
Inspector Wilson, of 'Vancouver, and
his staff have been engaged for a werk
in the examination of a large shij m -nt
of young fruit treeB which came across
the line from tho neighboring states of
Washington and Oregon. There were
four cars in all, representing nursery
stock valued at over $30,000. The majority of the trees were apple, but in the
shipments nearly every variety of fruit
suitable for the climate of British Columbia was included.
One car has been loaded for the Northwest, another for Vernon, ana a third
for Ashcroft. From these latter two
places the shipments will be distributed
to the planters round about
NOTICE is hereby piven that, sixty days
after ilute I intend to apply to the Honor-
Vllile the Chief Commissioner of Lands mul
Works for'permission to purchase for agricultural purposes the following1 described tract, nf
land: Comu.eueinu- at a post marked ''A. It. F..
S. W, corner" anil situated about SOO feet northerly from the shipyard at Rosebery and adjoin-
iiijrB. N. Cook's pre-emption thence north 40
chains, thence east At) chains, thence south 40
chains, thence west 40 chains to point of commencement; containing jO'.i acres.
Dated April 5th, 1904.
^ i l.v kk <ity mm »«;k no. :w, i.o.o.p.
n ShiiiIkii. IM), Alri-uiit'ft in the Union Hall
fvc'v Friday evenlmr at 7t»o Vlchlnir brcilntn
cordially Invit.il to atf ud .1. K LnvKinwt,
.Viilili-i.iiunl; A, I,. Ciiaiu, Vii«« tiraiid ; W..I.
O.-uinurr, Sccrctiiry.
i V V. K \l AlAW MMIOK NO '40.
.1.1. IV A*.ll. s*m.I<.ii. Ilr, Kemitar
Ciilniininicatli.il lii'ld tin' tir-t ThurMlity in cncli
mouth In M:i»'Hili' Hull at * |>, te. Sojourning
tir-ftlireii are .'<ni|liilly Invited to attend .lAMfcM
M   llAti'MN, Sunti v.
*^>.%XI»O.S' I.OIlia; Ml '44, K. OE I*.
• ^ Miit« everv \Vi-.|ii,*i|ny evi-idiij," at ** n'cluck
in tlw I'vtbl mi i'lHtie Hall, S*ui.|on    H<ijoiirtilriu
i,r<-lbr.-ii wsll K-i'tiv{< n ISllAnn *,%<l\-f*,tu-, **.
|N\.\r»nM.t'.*0.     Ai.tiii'ii J. Ham., K. It-k s,
8URVBYOR.       _
JOHN   Mcl.ATtlllE.   Dominion and   I'r<*
•I   vitirhl l.awl.Surveyor.   N>l*on, li. C.
\H   HKVIiAMl, Kluniwor awl Provincial
,   f.itiid Siirviivoi,   KAS|,ii
A correspondent with the Tibet mission tells a mule story : " Mules apparently do not die from any cause, and
this mission has again proved the extreme hardihood of these animals. When
the mission lirst crossed the Jelap Va a
mule slipped in the dusk and fell into
the lake at the bottom of the pass. It
was thought to be drowned Next
morning a convoy found it with its nose
just above the ice, and the rest of the
body literallv frozen in Pickaxes were
brought, and the animal was dug out
It is now working as usual.''
Always havo a bottle of Sandon
beer in yonr pocket when you go
fishing. Write to tho New York
Brewery and get a ease.
Tbe Tennessee Copper Co., which has
just paid a dividend of nearly a quarter
of a million, although owning and making a profit out of its smelting an I converting plants, reports a total profit of
$1.45 i>er ton. The big Anaconda copper Co., at Butte, that h*s paid S23,'250,-
000 in profits, makes out of its mining,
smelting, converting and letininy; its
own ores less than $2 per ton The
great Treadwell gold mine, which has
paid its owners over $5,000,000 in dividends, made a net profit last year of but
$1 09 per ton. In fact, with few exceptions, She big dividend paying copper,
gold, iron and coal companies make a
profit of but H to $2 per ton on their
output. The Granby C»). also contracted to treat the output of thu two quarries
at its Grand Forks smelter upon terms
which, applied to all the ore that had
been shipped, would give a clear profit
above all costs of over SI.f>0 per ton.
This is a substantial profit for a large
"M"uTICE is hereby fri, en that GO days after date
■^ I intend io apply to the Hon rub.e Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission te purchase for agricultural purposes
the following described tract of land: Comnienc
ing at a post marked 'M. G., N. W. corner," and
situated about SOt) feet northerly from the shipyard at Rosebery and adjoining R. N.Cook',
pre-emption, thence east 40 cnains, thence south
40 chains, thence west 40 chains, thence north 10
chains to point of commencement; containing !Go
April 8th, 1004.
ToG. F. COPELAND, deceased, or to whom his
lnteest has been transferred in the Morning
Star mineral claim, situated on Goat, nioui -
tain.Slocan Mining Division,West Kootenay.
VOU are hereby notified that 1 have expended
1 §710.00 in labor and improvements on the
above mentioned mineral claim under the provisions of the Mineral Act, and if. withbi iwdnys
troni the date of this notice you fail or refuse to
contribute your proportion of the above mentioned sum, which is now duo, together with all
costs of advertising, your interest in the said claim
will become the ju-opertv of the underslgliod
under Section 4 of the "Mineial Act Amendment
Act 11)00."
New Denver, B. C., April 7, 1904,
Eastern capitalists have recently purchased zine {producing properly' near
Frientlensvilie, Pa., .adjoining the old
Fnendeiisville Zinc Company's mine.
Itis proposed to open up gi eat pits, as
iron is nitned in the Lake Superior country, instead of developing the property
bvbhaftd and levels, as zinc mines of the
Misfeissippi \ alley are worked. The ore
bodies are reported to vary from 10 to 25
feet in thickness. Machinery is to be
installed immediately and active operations on the property are to be inaugurated during the coming month.
11 ' alter dato 1'intend to apply to the Hon The
thief Commissioner oi Lan-dVand Works for a
special licence to cut aud carry away timber
from the following described land, commencing at a post planted at the North East corner ol
W. 11. . u'tlhope Timber Limit on tbe south side
of Bonanza en ek and about (ij miles from Slocan
lake in West Kootenay District, Thence west So
chains, thence north 80 chains, thence east 80
chains, thence south 80 chains to place of com-,
is offering with everv purchase
25 cts,
one chance ou a ticket to the
World's Fair. Tho tickets have
n coupon attached, which is
placed in a sealed box until the
15th of July. K«»t. when the
drawiti'' take« place. The man*
nor of (irawinjf shall be decided
by n committee. Tlie chance of
a lifetime for n cheap trip.
P—plt at a dUtanet can ■•md order* by mall
Th»y count )uit «h« Mm*.    A44r*t* all l*U*m
ta-      neNICMOI.L   A   SMVTM. Nil AON.
Provincial Land Surveyor
Lands and Mineral ClainiflSurveyed
and Crown Granted.
. O. Hox Ml, Ollice: Kootenay St., Nelson
p.o.boxaeNEW DENVER.
Terms on application
At.OYO* MOT *t*¥tl*«l«« *,%*TTAH.
II!M.  Thfm««t*f*»*mt*i|«» ll r a | "f U
fi nkn fi--"- •l|.!t*#M nt V,*' wt,h im-urt;- II CAL I U
.»,%. sitnstH mW« »«•«-eery "n D C 0 fl D T
riv.illwl f<.r'innd'nr    H *Mmt  ll Lu U tl I
VUli'.ni!  S'i'1  Klfllfii'ii* li>   Uw l:.-tt:i'l*ih,l* nf
:.'.,'',{..■?.'■..        .     ii4.:l.ti..   I       '  'i    ■   ■„■■*.,. *,1   I,".    ,.,      ',*.*.*.    In*
prm, u1 itm w*,tl<l; two nmli »ri1v<* »rt4 <I-fji.-i.ift
• *r*r» A*y U* l»*tli>-* ewrt nil mrvmif .ttid
no-x'-u-Ur <tl*v*«H: In wattr* h«-*l all Ki'ttt*v.
Llm mid Ktoromh Ailnvuf. <•( *>v<ry name.
TIm* uric* of » r<>uinl trip ikki*f ImIuiihi
K*w IVnvar arnl llalcvoii. obt-ah,*!'!" ?<H tlt#-
ftar rtmnd »wl ir*xl for»»ii*r*. bt »3 35. Il*l-
**fon Uprliit», Arrow lake. B C.
v. ,
it   i,.i
I Hk«* ft»V»a«ii«i in an Kcvntum dn^oi-t*.
i -Slocan folkn fltwk  to it like hee*»
| to a flower garden.
Commercial Hotel
Ih tho home of all Slocan people
traveling   to  and    from   Poplar.
Heals always Ready
McLachlan Bros., Props.
A Hairnit
lJated tlii.-*! 14th day of Aiiril iimi
A ranch, with hotel building, at
Twelve Mile, Slocan lake. Several
acres readv for cultivation and iin-
plements on hand.    A packing station for mines in the vicinity. Terms
easy.    For particulars   apply to—
J.* H. Cory, Three Forks, Ji. C.
To CHARLES NEWHAUS, or to whomsoever
he may have transferred hi? Interest In the
Black Eagle mineral claim, situated on the
north Fork of Carpenter creek, Slocan Mining Division, West Kootenay.
XrOU are hereby notified that I have expended
L $10:.'SO in labor and improvements on ihe
above mentioned mineral claim under the pro
visions of the Mineral Act. and if witJ*hi ft. dav"
from the da;e of this notice you iiiii (.-. --..'Mse "to
contribute your proportion of r-" „l.ove
mentioned sum, which ls now due, ... aether
with all costs of advertising., yon; interest in the said claim will become the
property of the undersigned under Section 4 of
the "Mineral Act Amendment Act liWO."
Three Forks. B. C, March 10.190*1.
ISIS  Mineral Claim
\A/ A MTTH Special Representative
WAIN ! LU hi this and adjoining
territories, to rcpr sent and advertise an o.il
established buslines ||,,us« of solid tiiuuiciiil
standing Salary iJSl weekly, with expenses
advanced each Monday by check direct from
iiciidi|iuiiters. Expenses advanced; position
licrmanint, We furnish everything. A.ldre.x*
The Columbia, 0!to Motion Hldg., Chicago   111
New Crop Home Grown
and Imported Garden, Field
and Flower Seeds,
Eastern Prices or less. While Labor.
Catalogue Free,
soon Westminster Road. Vancouver, Ii, C
Situate ini tlie STocaiTWlning Division of West
Kootenay District. Where located: Near
Hear Lalte, adjoining the Snap mineial
'PAKE NOTICE, That I, Wm. S, Drewry, K.
L M.C. No.B61471, for myself and acting ns
agent for Minna Boetcher F. M.C. *o. Bt!l.).*7,
Hugh B Flelclicr F. M. C. No. B.G'.MM, John i- .
elutoMi. K. M C. No BfiiiSSS, Oliver T. Stiinc,
F M. CNo. il. til.v;, .Robt Williams No F M.
C. H «W»i, .las. Black. F. M. C. No. B. (il071,ami
Her ert T. Twigg, K. M. C, No, B. 0132, intend,
sixty days fnnn the date hereof, to ap
ply to the Mining Recorder for a Certilieate of
Improvements, for the puriiose of obtaining a
Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 87, must be commenced before the issua nee
of such Certiiicato of Improvements
Dated this 17th day of March. A. 1) 1W4
Mineral   Claims
I'ltun'.e   In  tho   Slocan    Mining Division ol
West Kootenay District.    Where located:
On Kloean Lake, one mile east Irom Kosebery Station
'PAKE NOTICE That I. A. It. Hcyluiirt. ngent
I    forE. Hunt. F.M.C.  B 71WI2, D. J   Matheson, F.M.C. B 71!)i>3,tiud ]). I). MacDonnhl. FM.
C. B Wiii. intend, sixty days from (he dale
hereof, to apply  to the Mining Recorder for
Certiticates of Improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining u Crown Grant of euch of the above
Andfiiriliertakenotleethatactlon under sroifl*
niUKt be commenced bofore the Issuance of *uch
t>rtlllentes of Improvements.
Dated this lfttli day of Fohrunry; A. D. l'.HH.
XHT A "MTI?r\ Special nepre>ciitativo
TT Tl ll 1 VJ I.l i» this country and adjoining territories, to represent mid advertise nn
old established msiucss home of solid tiiiiuicl/il
standliig. Salary til weekly, with Exiwnses advanced each Monday by check'dlroct from head
(innrters. Hone and buggy Jurnlsbed when
nect'ssiiry; position permanent. Atldrcus Blew
Bros. & Co., R.KJH1010 Mouon Bldg., Chicago. Ill,
t^l*   19,
Herewith notice clmtigu in tiuii'
on thiH Company's lin*p«, inking
effect 12.01 a. in., Monday, March
7th,  1H04:
K. & ». Ry.
T   ..  0,U(\i*    v,s        O „ »**. ,-t r »-.        I ..    ■» .O*    ,     v,*
Direct Line  Lowest Rates
A*i.«it it Jtl
New York
Hnn Frnmlmo
That look* good, in mold
for 50e; HhaveM for 2«">c at
Steamer Kaalo,
Lv 1:30 p.m.-Kaslo-Ar 11:00 a.m.
Ar4::H)|un.-NoK>n~Lv 8:00 a.m.
Ticket* sold to all jvartu of the United
Stale.'* ami Canada via Gn»r»t Northern
and O, R & N, Comptny'fi linen.
Brick Block    New Denver j <£ """"■' ,'"',it"1"' '"" "or ""•
M.i,««r„l Hosts IIA1.U. ROBERT HIVING. M inner. K«»Io,
» n n ni nn am io
MNuniumun o
Via Boo I'noillc Lino, Ht. I'niil. Chic»«o «ml nil
U. S. |ioiiu* •
to Alii«liM,,.Jnp/iii,Clilii/i, lliuvall, Aiutmllii..
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