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Volume XL, Number 22.
NRW DENVKR, B. C, THURSDAY, FBBRUARY 25, 1904.
Price, $2 a Year, in Advanc
from the Cake towns
The lessees shipped two tons of
ore from the Sapphire last week.
Mrs. Geo. Moir visited the Lucerne from the Silver City Tuesday.
Seattle money i* being invested
liberally in Poplar gold properties.
The Slocan Drill observes that
butter is jumping again. Bad
butter.
Twelve applications have been
made for the position of postmaster
at Slocan City.
Thos. Jones made a trip to Silverton Monday looking into the zinc
output of tne camp.
The net returns on the ten tons
of ore shipped last week from the
Black Prince were $1120.
Thos. Avison left for Vancouver
on Thursday to finish treatment of
his eye by the coast city's eminent
oculist.
L. Macdonald fell 25 feet down
a chute in the Enterprise mine last
week, 3M_MSpMjvithput.serioua
injury.
B. A. Shatford and bride arrived
from Seattle some days ago and
have taken up their residence in
Slocan City.
Whatever else might be paid of
Premier McBride, it must be confessed that he is "onto his job"
and intends to stay there.
The death of Thos. Ardell at
Vancouver occurred several days
ago. Ardell was a Slocan pioneer,
and an old resident of Silverton.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bolander entertained a few friends last Wednesday evening in honor of the
fifteenth anniversary of their wedding.
Miss Daisy Webber, of Sardis,
B. C, has taken charge of the
Rosebery public school. Sho has
cut out of her list all Xmas Tree
performances and C. P. it, agents.
Tom Cottingham hauled 22,140
pounds of ore from the Enterf rise
mine to Ton Mile Lauding, in one
load and with four horses, last
week, breaking all previous records
for the camp.
Geo. Fairbairn, of Silverton, is
undergoing treatment at Vancouver
for the serious injury received some
time ago from a piece of Btcel flying
into his eye, the sight of which is
virtually gone.
The Silverton quadrille club gave
a most enjoyable dance last Friday
evening in Miners' Union Half.
The music was furnished by local
talent and the dancers are lavish in
their praise of it.
The Ping Pong social to be given
next Tuesday evening at the home
of Mrs. Harry Strickland, is open
to all. and a good time ih anKtiretl.
Prize* will be given, and a short
program rendered.
Divine Service will bo held in St.
Stephen's Church on Thursday evenings during Lent at 8 p. in. On
dummy next tlie services will lw»
Matins ami Holy Communion at 11
. o'clock, Evensong at 7:30.
0iver Moore located the car of
bullion lost some weeks ago oft the.
nuMMu wtoftrf, last Friday and haa
recovered nearly all of the 700 bans
of bullion that were in the car.
The brakeman's lantern was found
hut no trace of the drowned man.
A   PYTHIAN   SUOCESS.
Whenever the Knight of Pythias
undertake anything they make it go
through with a vim that sets everybody aglow with enthusiastic pleasure. And the At Home undertaken Monday evening was just a
little better than anything of the
kind ever attempted by them. It
was a merry crowd that came from
Sandon, numbering twenty-five.
A special train left the Silver City
at 7 o'clock and brought up at the
Siding shortly before 8. There
sleighs were in waiting. Everybody piled in, and after a swift but
happy ride of ten minutes, were
landed at the Castle hall and the
hotels. A party of Silvertonians
had already arrived, and when the
hall was thrown open to the public
half an hour later it was soon
packed to the doors.
Card tables and other games
jSLeneL_pEoyided_in_prof.usion,—and-
when the crowd, numbering upwards of 180, were seated at play
there was barely room in the large
hall to get around. At 9 o'clock
the program was called for, consisting of short addresses, vocal
and instrumental music, and recitations. This lasted until 11, and
then the fast was broken and the
feast began. If there is one place
where a Slocau audience does shine
it is at the festive board, and when
such a bountiful array of good
things is in sight as was provided
by the Knights, it is a genuine
treat just to stand and watch the
process of its disappearance. There
wasn't a hungry mouth, in the
juvenile department for certain, in
that happy gathering when the
crumbs were carried in.
Refreshments over, the floor was
cleared, and, while the old folk sat
by, the young tripped the gliding
until 3 o'clock, wheu the Sandon
and Silverton crowds started for
home, and the grand finale was en*
acted.
ZINC   WORKS   POHSlltLK.
As was stated briefly in these
columns last week, the visit to the
Slocan of Messrs, C. Fernau of
Newcastle-on-Tyne, and Oscar
Logcbcrc, of Brussels, menus much
to tbe camp. Both are mining men
of great financial backing and they
come here bent on doing business.
They have in view three schemes,
which thev hope to bring into practical working in a very few months.
The first of these is to be carried
out by the Monitor it Ajax company,
and consists of the erection of a zinc
enriching plant at some point near
the head of Slocan lake. The object of this plant will be to take the
ordinary Slocan zinc concentrates,
which can he turned out at all of
the Slocaiv mills, and enrich tbim
hv mntrnwtiu   nrnnoo.'    tt. « v;'-y"Cr.l
9 9. I .
mo that v:\\\ Hlnnd i"xnort,ritk*i), t.-r
treatment at British Columbia reduction workft. It te c»tiu»akt!
that the mills of the Slocan will
turn out r.inc eonrentratf* in tin*
neighborhood of 40 per cent. In
the zinc enriching mill, these will
bc enriched to 55 per cent, and upwards and thus render them marketable.   The enriching mill will
at first be erected so as to handle
25 tons a day. It will be built on
the section svstem so that units of
9/
25 tons capacity each can be added
whenever it may be found necessary.
The second part of the plan, is
the erection of a zinc reduction
works at some location not yet decided upon. This plant on the
start will be comparatively small.
It will be capable of treating 215
tons of concentrates per day. The
reason for starting in a small way
is that it will be necessary to have
skilled labor in the processes employed. The capacity of the mill,
therefore, will be increased only as
fast as skilled labor can be obtained.
The process of reducing zinc ores is
necessarily a complicated and delicate one. requiring, men who thoroughly understand it.
The third part of the scheme is
that these gentlemen are prepared,
under certain conditions, to erect a
large lead smelting plant for the reduction of wet lead ores only. The
site for this plant has not yet been
Jfil^tM,-aud^vilLdepend.upon.such.
inducements as may be offered.
These include the site which offers
the greatest advantages in the way
of cheap rates for the haulage of
ore aud fuel, the question of a
nearby supply of ore and labor and
other things necessary in the economy of smelting. The place offering the most advantages will finally
be chosen.
In speaking about the added profits which the installation of the
zinc enriching and zinc reduction
plants would bring to the mine
owner, Mr. Fernau said to the Nelson News: "I may say f'e erection
of the zinc works, in the only instance in which I have gone into
the matter thoroughly, will enable
me to offer a 50 per cent, better
price to the mine owner than he receives at present. The general result will be increased profits for the
mine owner, increa°ed traffic for
the railways, the employment of a
larger number of men, an increase
in the output, and an addition to
the general prosperity of this section. It will also lead to the establishment of other industries such
as galvanizing, the making of zinc
utensils and other things and it will
be the first step in the right direction taken to properly utilize the
zinc ores of Canada at home. The
wages for the reduction of zinc ores
and the manufacturing of the products of zinc will be paid out to
Canadian workmen in Canada instead of going to the workmen of
other countries. Such steps as
these aro necessary for the country
and will be simply another advance
in the great progressive strides it in
now making.*'
$<ntdon Xvtm Cropping*
LOCA I.   PICK-PM.
A shoe for every foot at the
Royal Shot. Store, Nelson.
try the porter made by the New
York Rreworv nf Snmlnn
.In*! lw»for<» yon j»*'t uwrrieil jHre'
the furniture in I). J. Robertson k \
Co's store in Nelson.
Thc art of compounding a cocktail is neeti to fH»rfwtion at the
Kootenay, in Sandon.
J. C. Harris will return from tbe
Old Country early in March.
Mark Hanna is dead.
The roar of the snowelide is heard
in the hills.
Frank Malcolm   left
Wednesday morning.
The Ruth mine and mill were
closed down this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Davidson returned from Victoria on Thursday.
Sandon Knights are preparing to
give a Pythian social in the near future.
Geo. Huston contemplates moving his family from Sajdon to New
Denver.
Thos. McGuigan left for Spokane
this week in connection with the
American Bpy business.
Aubrey Sanford, formerly of
Sandon, recently died in San Francisco of Bright's disease.
Manager Ritchie is making a
clean out in ladies' and misses rubbers at Megaw's. Prices are greatly
reduced,__  —~ —-
Another dividend was paid by
the Sunset mine last week, bringing the total dividends to date up
to 860,000.
Frank Peppin, who was operated
on for appendicitis ten days ago, is
able to sit up, and will soon be out
of the hospital.
W. W. Warner has returned to
Sandon, satisfied that the Silver
City is as good as any he vi*ited in
Washington or Idaho.
Billy McAdams has formed a
printing trust in Vancouver, and
will bust the paper trust if the ink
trust will trust the McAdam's trust.
At a meeting of the Methodist
church board Monday night, an invitation was extended to Rev. Mr.
Mclntyre to remain   another year.
The anniversary dance in commemoration of the birth of the
Miners' hospital will be held
in the Auditorium on March 17th.
The parlor social held Tuesday
evening in the Methodist reading
rooms, was very enjoyably participated in by a large number of young
people.
A force of six men will open the
Queen Bess under the foremauship
of Joo Straight. The trails nre lw»-
ing opened this week and the buildings put in shape to accomodate
the men.
Sixty tons of ore were shipped
last week from theCinderella-Med-
ford group and another carload
is lieing loaded. Three feet of
clean ore has been struck in the
lower workings.
Sandon's effort* to get on a
hockey match have lieen a failure.
If the lwtys would promise not to
eh.ise thepuck too vigorous they
might induce the young ladies ut
Silverton to show them how goals
are made.
The iv|M»rt is not true that Kaslo
..• *.*****, It it* uu)y ft'icepiug. inret?
JiViili* ucvcmtvJ iufcU; i.w»C vti'vk: A
daughter to Mr. an«I Mrs. Geo. W.
McAnn, and a mui to Mr. and Mm.
II. A. Cockle, and to Mr. ami Mrs.
years, and in that capacity bas won
the esteem   of the traveling and
for Nelson ^us*ness public for his obliging
way of doing things. L. W. Clark
of Kaslo, is temporary agent.
SLOCAN   OKK   SHIPMENTS
The total amount of ore shipped from
the Slocan aud Slocan City mining
divisions for the year 1S03 wail, approximately. 15.200 tons Since January 1
to Feb 20, 1904, the shipments have
been as follows:
Week    Total
Blue Hlrd  m
Black Prince  10
Ciiidercllu-Medford  00            1"0
Comstock  140
Enterprise  40           140
Fisher Maiden  80
Hewitt  20             HO
Idaho  20             70
Ivanhoe  SO           1!<7
Last Chance  K0     '     lOi
Lornn Doon  iO
Marlon  20
Mountain Con  27
Monitor  40
Neejawa ....   10
Ottawa  20            eo
Payne  530
Port Hope  7
Kupubiic  2<>
Keeo   20            2«1
KathrrrrrTTTrrrTrT^TrrrTrrTrrrrnT: iex~
Slocan Star  S3            202
Sovereign  41
Sunset....  20            ins
Sapphire........ ;. 2              2
Total tons  305 245U
SILVKK-I.KM)     QUOTATIONS.
Feb.18 Silver. 59J- Lead, £11 lls3d
Feb.19 Silver, 59   Lead, £11 lls.3d
Feb. 20 Silver, 59  Lead,
Feb.22 Silver,       Lead, £
Feb.23 Silver, 59 Lead, £11 13s9d
Feb.24 Silver, 58j-L6ad, £11 15s
A   ZIN<T   I'LANT.
In another column will be found
a brief statement of the aims and
objects of Messrs. Fernau and
Legebere, with relation to the erection of zinc enriching and reduction plants in tho Slocan. It is
their intention to erect these plants
on Slocan lake, and there is no reason why that point should not be at
New Denver. Bigelow bay offers
the best possible advantages for
such a plant. Its shores nre never
swept by storms, and above it at a
convenient altitude are the tracks
of the Nakusp & Sloean railroad,
over which most of the zinc-lead
ores of the Slocan are shipped. The
natural facilities for handling the
ore could not lw bettered.
It might be well for New Denver
to wake up to its possibilities. Nothing (an be gained by waiting for
something to turn up. The right
kind of effort persistently put forth,
will make things turn tip. Now is
the time to gather up the loose
strings and get ready to pull.
NOTICE.
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station agent bnxinesH, and will engage In a more lucrative occupation, fie has lieen engaged as K.
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ilAxV'ii.titiAta  l',*4* THE LEDGE, NEW "DENVER, B.C., FEBRUARY 25, 1904.
Eleventh Year
The Ledge.
With which Is amalgamated the
Sandon  Paysthkak.
Published every Thursday In the richest silver-
lead-zinc camp on earth.
Leeral advertising io cents a nonparlel line
Urst insertion, and f> cents a line each subsequent
insertion. Rendlnjr notices 25 cents n line, and
commercial advertising graded in prices accord-
inn: to circumstances.
Subscription, $2 a year In advance or $2.50 if
not so paid,
Certiticate of Improvement notices ?7i Delinquent Co-owner notices &10.
Fellow Pilfrrims: Thk Ledgk is located at
New I 'enver, B. 0 , and is traced to many parts
of the earth It has never heen raided hy the
sheriff, snowslldedhy cheap silver, orsuhdued
by the fear of man It works for the trail blazer
as well as the bav-windowed. chtimpasrne-flavored
capitalist It alms to be on the riprht side of
everything, and believes that hell should be administered to the wicked in large doses. . It has
stood the test of time, and an ever-Increasing
paystreak Is proof that it is better to tell th-
truth, even If the heavens do occasionally hit
our smokestack.
One of the noblest works of creation is the man
who always pays the printer; he is sure of a
bunk in paradise, with thorn less roses for a pillow bv night, and nothing but gold to look at
by day.
Address all communications to—
THE   LEDGE,
New Denver, B. 0
A pencil cross in this square
1 ullcates that your subscrip
tl tn is due, and that the editor
wants once again to look at
your collateral.
In canada the church is mighty
and will prevail. For further particulars write to the Truthseeker,
N'ew York.
tary establishment, though the
greatest in the world, at least in potentiality, is the least known. The
few facts that are obtainable, however, show that the czar, who is
supposedly for peace, yet has at his
command a stupendous war engine
and that his empire is always prepared for war. Even on a peace
footing his armies contain over a
million men, and these could be increased easily aud rapidly to four
or five millions in an emergency.
Though not the largest numerically, the most efficient portion of
the army is the cavalry. Russia is
a land of hoses and horsemen. It
is said that there are 4,000,000
horses in the empire that have had
actual military training. Even in
this day of big things the mere
thought of a cavalry of 4,000,000 is
startling.
The most picturesque and terrible
of all the czar's soldiers are the Russian "rough riders," the Cossacks.
The actual number of these in the
army does not exceed 150,000, yet
they have spread terror through all
the country adjacent to Russia, and
their fame has circled the world.
They shoot with accuracy while riding like the wind and from any position on their mount. It is said of
them that they can   ride standing,
In a world conflict they would constitute a force the possibilities of
which no man can measure.
It is reported that a paper mill
is to be built at Trout Lake. This
will be a lunch for the local intel-
legience disseminator.
Be of good cheer, delinquent
subscriber, for the radium of prosperity is already shooting light into
the clouds of Slocan adversity.
Takte is certain that Sifton put
him out of business, and is surprised
that Laurier allows himself to be
ruled by the free traders of the west.
The action of the Postmaster-
General towards Physical Culture
and the Truthseeker is ample proof
that freedom in Canada is partly a
dream. 	
It is not Port Arthur at the head
of Lake Superior where the Japs
are making it expensive for the
slaves of the Czar, but a town away
out in Korea.	
The war will send lead and silver prices towards the sky and the
Slocan should soon enter an era of
prosperity that will make even New
Denver sit up and   write cheques.
' Thk C. P. R. has a fair cinch on
Nelson. The mayor of that city
is an important and valuable official
of the great mad, but he will find
it a difficult matter to serve two
masters.
RrsHiA is short of money and has
had to borrow from Rockefeller.
This is the wedge that will give
John a chance to light the huts,
hovels and palaces of Russia with
Standard Oil.
like a circus atlilete
less
They are fear-
I.v some towns and cities the
grafter is ever ready to make a dollar, Yeara ago in Vancouver Jim
Flea was pulled in a fan-tan joint.
Being asked how he got along with
the law he replied: "Velly veil,
flnwl UH na iiidnw* "
, and kill for the love of it.
Every year over a million young
men become eligible to enter the
Russian armies. Only about 300,-
000 are required, however; so a process of elimination is used. First,
about half of the number are exempted, the grounds of exemption
being numerous. Physical disability, the fact that a man is a breadwinner for a family or a member of
a learned profession and special circumstances are the chief reason for
excusing men from service. If the
eligibles still exceed the demand, as
is nearly always the case, choice is
made by lot.
The soldiers of the czar are singularly obedient, even to the point
of slavishness. This blind bowing
to authority is not ouly due
to centuries of Serfdom, but arises
from a peculiar element in the Slav
character. It may be termed a
rough sort of altruism. There is no
nation of the organic unity of the
Russian, none where the individual
so sinks the self for the good of the
state or for tho czar, who is the
symbol of the state.
The czar's armies were never defeated except in the Crimea. They
come from the unconquered north.
JUST   WUKHE    WK   BELONG.
Don't be discouraged because you
are not acquainted with everything
pertaining to mining—keep on
learning—use every opportunity to
master economic mineralogy and
geology and all mining methods.
It took the Yankees—smart,
adept and enterprising as they
undoubtedly are—forty years to
learn to mine. They made all kinds
of blunders. Lead smelters were
erected to reduce zinc blende. Fifty
per cent or more of their mills were
found useless. They did not know
a free milling ore from a refractory
ore—rich ores of all kinds were unrecognized and thrown over the
dumps. Miners had to be brought
from Cornwall and elsewhere.
Chemists and metallurgists from
Germany and other countries.
Eventually the Yankees knew all
their instructors could tell them
and actually began to make unheard
of improvements in mine timbering,
in pumping, hoisting, and reduction
plants. They also contrived wonderful tramways, belt conveyors,
elevators, hydraulic plants.ete., aud
madegeneral-wreckage-of-oId=tlme
methods and ideas pertaining to
mining.
There is practically nothing to
deter Canadians from utilizing the
miuing experience of the United
States aud, where practicable, making improvements or adapting methods to circumstances.
Judging from the geology and
area of British Columbia, the future will see hundreds of millions
of mineral wealth produced in the
province and it is to be hoped that
the people secure a large share of
their birthright—the natural resources of the country.
It is time for British Columbians
generally to learn all they can of
mineralogy, geology and mining because if they do not, they will in a
few years be the choppers of wood
and drawers of water for the enterprising "UitlanderB", and in that
c&Be they will be just where they
belong. R. V.
BEATS   THE   .LUCKY   JAOK.
I can give chapter and verse for
dozens of atrocities which prove
conclusively that Colombia has no
title to be dealt with by the United
States or any other power as a civilised nation. Here is one typical
story:
A dentist named Theophile Bor-
raro came to me one day and asked
if I wanted to buy some gold. I
said yes, and he unwrapped a
bundle and showed me about a
pound of gold tooth fillings, some of
which still had fragments of teeth
still sticking in them.
"Where did you get them?" I
asked in horrified amazement.
"I got some of them in the fight
at San Jose," he replied, "and the
rest were got by a government colonel in the last engagement at Buenaventura."
' 'But how did you get them out?''
' 'We j ust knocked them out with
bayonets and the butt ends of rifles.
The soldiers did that to all the bodies, and "I bought the gold for a
mere trifle."—World's Work.
Much startled.—A Hopkins girl,
as a Christmas present, sent her
photograph to her best fellow,
wrapped up in a newspaper on
which was printed an advertisement of a stove firm. A portion of
the print adhered to the photograph, and the you ng man was very
much startled to see staring him in
the face in bold pica type the following words: "See name on leg."
—Hopkins (Mo.) Journal.
A shoe for   every   foot  at   the
Royal Shoe Store, Nelson.
Send 50 cents to this office and
get a copy of Float.
The Sandon
The Pioneer House of the Silvor City, ls now in the hands of
W.GEO. CLARKE, who has re-opened the Dining Boom,
and otherwise improved the accommodations.
FirsUclass Meals Served
And the Bcrvlce in every department of the house is Al. old
friends and new; pioneers and strangers in the camp, capitalists
and the Man of Hard Knocks, all taken care of and made happy
SANDON
W. GEORGE CLARKE
No position is too humble for Greatness to
step in.
The bigot shuts his eyes to make room for his
mouth.
Dogma curddles love and sends the spirit glimmering.
Address—   Moments,
New Denver. B. C.
Published each month by H. M. WALKER.
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AUDITOR1UM
Of the Miner's Union Block
Is tho only hall in the city suitable for Theatrical Performances, Concerto, Dances and
other public entertainments.
For bookings, write or wire—
ANTHONY   SHILLAND
Secretary Sandon Miners' Union
SANDON, B. C.
"ffl Interior view. Seating capacity 860; mod
ern stage appliances; furnace healed throughout: population to draw from, 1.500.
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Russia is a land of mystery, the
unknown quantity in the Kuronean
and Asiatic equation. Her intentions are veiled, her diplomat* accretive even beyond most diplomat*.
She seldom speaks of a proposed
move until it is accomplished.
This veil of iiiystviy extends to
her armies.   Ai a result, her mlli-
Tn and frvwn Pwrtiiwit* tv>tn»*» *»1» C««.i(t««
and American tint*. Apply lor MUlng data*.
ruin HrVtlMitid full .VuIiij'juuj,Uuv J.y 41.VJ' is, I'.
Hy. njwnt or-
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Ib published once in every century, and the current number has been
on the market about a month. It is a literary blend, compiled, written
and sold by E. T. LOWERY. Its contents are streaked with humor,
with a touch of pathos here and there. The upper levels are filled with
comedies and tragedies that have occurred iu the zincy Slocan when
its trails were hot with the swift rush of new feet, and the fever of
mining camp life showed 105. Certified assays of the cent belt appear
in several chutes, and three poems with at least $100 of Mexican money
appear like diamonds in a blow-out of gold. The lower stopes are filled
with pictures that would have astonished tho universe one hundred
years ago. The stories by other writers have clean ore, although
Dickens did not write any of them. This grand and lurid publication
is cast adrift, postage paid, to any part of the earth at the following
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prospectors, 10c; to all others, 50c. On tbe 1st of May, 1009, all
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Address
THE LEDGE Eleventh. Year
THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., FEBRUARY 25, 1904.
GOSNELL   ON    THK   SLOCAN.
R. E. Gosnell, secretary ofthe
Bureau of Provincial Information,
has a very well written and comprehensive article in the Chicago
Mining World of February 13, on
mining in B. C. Speaking of the
Slocan he says: ■*-.*'.
"An examination of 1903 conditions in the Slocan reveals a less
satisfactory state of affairs, and if
the output returns were to be taken
as fairly indicating the condition of
the industry, the conclusions ar
rived at would certainly be the
gloomiest possible. Production,
in fact, is less than it has been since
almost the industrial inception of
silver-lead mining in the district,
the output being approximately but
14,000 tons of galena and 2,000 tons
of zinc ores. Production, however,
is no more a fair gauge in this case
than in others to which reference
has been made. The industry, it is
true, has languished, but it has suffered under extraordinary disabilities, which now, thanks to government aid, have been to a large extent discounted. Since the announcement was made last summer
that the federal   government
other centres of the zinc industry
in the United States, while at the
Payne mine a special magnetic separating plant has been installed for
the concentration of the mine product. From the Slocan City inining
division—the "dry ore" belt; as it
is termed—production has been
very inconsiderable, falling far below that of the preceding year, the
cause being to some extent attributable to the bad management of one
of the larger mines, which was closed
down early in the year, but has
since been reopened under lease.
Shipping operations were also suspended at the Arlington last year,
the heaviest producer in the district,
pending the establishment of local
reduction works, for which arrangements have been made. In this
district, more than any other, the
leasing system has become most
general, there being now worked
eight properties under lease-hold
rights, including mines that proved
unprofitable under company management.
i KEFININGS.
       All the United States mints forbad ward to the mint at Philadelphia at
agreed to bonus lead production, a f *he clo6e of ^ch year the steel dies
 1 *.„.•__,.   u—   i .._   used in coining the various denominations of gold and silver coins for
number of mines have been reopened, development work has been
in steady progress, at several mines
large installations of machinery
have been made, and, in short,
there has been a general revival of
activity. But this has to a very
limited degree affected the 1903
mineral production, and it will not
be until next year that any change
for the better in this regard will be
apparent. In Connection with the
industry of the Slocan, two events
of moment should be noted, one
the successful introduction of electrolytic silver refining at Trail, and
the other the profitable mining of
zinc ores, which heretofore were a
detriment rather than otherwise to
the mine in which they occured, as
constituting a metallurgical difficulty for which the owner was taxed
by the smelters on his shipments of
galena. In consequence of the rise
in the market oflhe ■Value.otfipelter.,
several of the Slocan mines have
been able to make shipments of
zinc-bearing ores   to   Kansas   and
that year, and bearing its date, and
the Philadelphia mint distributes to
the branch mints at the same time
the new dies for the coming year.
All coinage dies are made at the
Philadelphia mint, and are returned
there at the end of each year to be
destroyed. The dies are round
pieces of steel, three inches long,
and sloping to the top ou which is
cut the face of the coin it stamps,
with the date. The dies are
taken to the blacksmith shop
of the mint, where, in the presence
of the superintendent, the coiner
and the assayer, they are heated
red hot in the forges and hammered
out of shape with sledge hammers
on anvils, and, after having given
currency value to millions of
money, are cast aside as worthless,
except as scrap.
,__Prof.-Ellershausen,—a—German,-
has invented a method of extracting zinc white from refuse slag. He
and Prof. Sir William Ramsay sue-
BaRk of Montreal
Established 1817
Capital (all paid up), - - 814,000,000.00
Reserved fund, - - 10,000,000.00
Undivided profits,       -      -       510,084.04
Head Office, Montreal
Rt. Hon. Strathfoim-and Mount Roynl G.O M G„ Prei>Iflent
A. Drummoml, vk-e-Prcsldoiit
Hon O
£ 8
ClouHton, General Manager
Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain and the
United States.   .
Heal Denver BPoneh,
fl. CU. Strickland
Acting ^ winner.
53
STfUCTliY FI^ST-CUASS
$ THE NEWMARKET HOTEL $
cessfully experimented at the Haf ua
mines in North Wales, showing
that a ton of zinc white can be extracted from 15 tons, of slag by a
far simpler and cheaper process
than is now used in a roundabout
production from spelter, v
Th§re are 650 mineral water
springs in the United States from
which the waters are bottled and
offered for sale. From these springs
there were taken 74,000,000 gallons
of the waters and sold at a total
value of $9,000,000. Massachusetts heads the list of states, in producing springs, there baing 85 from
which waters are taken and bottled
for medicinal purposes. New York
comes next with 65 springs.
In some of tbe French forests a
platinum wire kept at a white heat
by an electric current has been employed instead of a saw for felling
trees. Itis claimed that by this
plan a tree can be felled in one-
eighth of the time required by the
old sawing method. The entire
absence of sawdust and the beneficial effect of the slight carbonization of the ends of the cut timber
in preserving wood are reckoned as
decided advantages.
It is estimated that beneath the
earth's crust there are about 8,000,-
000,000,000 yards of coal at depths
available for the use of man—in
round numbers a little over 7,000,-
000,000,000 tons. Of this store
Great Britain has available for use
about a fiftieth part, or, according
to the best estimates, 145,000 millions of tons. One would hardly
believe that Great Britain, though
it has hardly reached the fulness of
its growth or the full development of
its civilization, consumes more than
150,000,000 tons each year, a rate
of consumption that would exhaust
her whole store in about 900 years.
The world's store, it is estimated,
will be exhausted in about 2,000
years.
..LOCAL   PICK-UPS.
Bosun Hall Grocery Store.—Don't
be deceived; compare these prices
with what you are paying: 10 cans
best'cream-Sr;-2-Big^k~gsrPaStum
45c; Dairy Butter 25c a lb; Farmer's
pure leaf lard 13c lb; unsmoked
eastern sugar cured Hams, 16c lb;
picnic Hams 12Ac lb; Spice Roal
Bacon 14c lb; Bologna sausage 2 lbs.
25c; 5 cans Raspberries, $1; 5 cans
strawberries, $1; 30 lb pail Strawberry & Raspberry Jam, 10c lb; 1
gal. pail pickles 81; 4 lb Rice 25c;
4 lb sago 25c; 17 lb granulated sugar
$1. Remember all our meats are
from the east, procured at Hamilton, and you can depond on them
not being slaughter house fed. Call
and inspect for yourself. Imported
French Sardines, 15c tin; Cross &
Blockwell's meats, soups and Turtle soup, 40ccrock; Canadian Black
Strap Tobacco 2 plugs 20c; T & B
smoking, 2 plugs 55c; Star and
Climax 81 lb; 2 pkgs. any kind
starch 20c; Camp chimneys, pearl
top 10c; 4 lb white bean8 25c; 4
bars Sunlight or any kind soap 25c;
Roqueford cheese 40c crock; 5 pairs
wool socks 81 jblack satine shirt 75c;
2 cans Lye 20c; big pkg. Pearl ine
20c; pure cream tartar 35c lb; black
pepper pure 30c lb; whole roasted
coffee 25c lb; 2 pkgs. grape nuts 30c;
good clothes line 25c for 15c; 5 cans
fresh packed salmon 55c; Northern
Spy and Greening apples 50 Hi box
$2. We will still cut on big orders.
Letter or 'phone orders will receive
prompt attention. Money refunded
if goods are not satisfactory. Salt
herrings 40c doz.; Salmon bellies
15c lb; Mackerel $2.65 per kit; loud
alarm clocks 81.50 each; 15 jewel
Waltham watches 89 each, dust
proof, J. F. Delaney,Bosun Hall,
New Denver B. C.   :
Confounding a doubter.— *'This
paper says thet they have jest dees-
covered the remains of a -twenty.]
foot saurian on th' banks of th'
Penobscot river."'
"What's a saurian?" '
"Idun-io. Guess mebbv it's one
o' them misprints fer a sardine."
"There ain't no twenty foot sardines."
"Well, there might be the ree-
mainsofone."
"I don't believe it. Dsyou suppose anybody 'd want to buy a box
of sicu sardines?   I guess uot."
"You're too dern critical. Ef
there is th' reemains o' any twenty
footsardines on th' Penobscot don't
you suppose there might also be th'
reemains of men big enuff to buy
'em by the box? You're an atheeist,
>0 Barber
$   Shop
AND BATH JtOOMS
I The best Tonsorial Establishment in
the Slocan.
Balmoral Bldg, Main St., Sandon.
HOTEL SLOCAN
thet's what  you
Plain Dealer.
are."—Cleveland
Stop at The Queen's Hotel in
Trout Lake City.
A name that is familiar to old-
timers as the name of Three
Forks—familiar because it was
there in days of boom and in day6
of depression that they enjoyed
the hospitality of the genial pro-
Erietor, and partook of the
ostess' bountiful table. The same
conditions prevail today that
have won for the house its enviable reputation and the name of
its proprietor is—
HUGH NIVEN
It has lately been renovated
throughout, and is first-class
in everything.
B
is
S The Strathcona
JJ IN NELSON, B, C.
Is the leading hotel in Southern British Columbia.
It has ample accommodation for a large number of
guests, and the ideal position it occupies appeals
equally to any traveler as well as the tourist.
Drummers will find large sample rooms and all the
conveniences of the modern hotel.
2^1
ROOMS RESERVED BY TELEGRAPH
MB. TOMPKINS, Manager^
Filbert Hotel
BENNETT & MURPHY, Proprietors
Tbe Filbert is now the best hotel in the Slocan.     The Dining Room is
conducted on strictly first-class principles.   The rooms are
large, comfortable and properly taken care of.
Ei.KCTiuc Lhjht, Hot
AI It,   MoilKUN  Pl.UMWNG,   EVKHYTHING
Ui'-to-Datk.
We Set the Best Meal in Sandon
Meals 50c.       Tickets 87.       Main St., Sandon.
A pleasant substitute for home to those who travel. It is
situated on the shore of Lnke Slocan, the most beautiful
lake in all America. Front its balconies and windows can
be seen the grandest scenery on this continent. The internal arrangements of the hotel arc the reverse to telephone, all the rooms being plastered, and electric bells at
the head of every bed make it easy for the dry moments in
the morning.
The liest and cheapest meals in the country nre to lie
found in the dining room. The house is run on eosmojiol-
itan priuciples, and the prospector with his pack on bis
back is just as welcome as the millionaire with his roll in
the bank.   Every guest receives the beat care and protec*
The Hujuoim ou tha wei iii the teiocau, ana the hotel has
long been noted for ita fish and game dinners.
This ia the only first-clam house in the Lucerne of North
America.   One look at the landlord  will convince any
. .*,.* *        * *   r>      i     * *• i **
':*9*9*l*fiC*7 i.l-iw »mv h it.**'**-?.' A.fc *i>»   iit'eftextitwiti tqiAttaliv^,
reserved by telegraph.
llAMtllltt
*\Ja
Henry Ste^e, Proprietor
New Denver. B.C.
Winter
Suitings
Let Liebscher make a suit
for you and you will never
lie satisfird with another
"fit," He has thc stylish
fit; his clothes look well,
they wear well, and f«»1
Rood.
\F* F* Liebscher*
I Slfrtrt***'* Bat* Talhr
ADmimiCT con mi
m %%$ %J \*tm IL£ JC f    ™ ,^J \f STZ
THE
KINGDOM
P. BURNS & CO.
Sandon and Elsewhere
In every mining camp in Kootenuy, this great company of Miwt
Dealers has established n nnme tlmt will live uh long no the name of the
Slocan. In Sandon, Manager Ousty is ever on the alert to supply tlie
best meats obtainable. You will always find the heM Fresh ami Salt
Meats: Salt, Fresh and Smoked Fish; Ham, Bacon, Sausages and Lard.
And when you want Poultry in seanm, or feel like having a dish of
Fresh Eastern Oysters
Drop a word over the 'phone to "7, Sandon."
Barr&
A nderson
IV   II
by mall tan #ani|"le
itwelm«n* of Silver-
ittaii-Zlnc urtiui iheHlocan, from tnfW"* In ili«-
vlrinlly of Xew Ootuf-r. ftveturlo nut* oric
law Meet t* m.l<i<i<- uattt wtiiuM} U.r tf>eeot*.
w. n, mn-,ivi.\.. ithmiv it.-,iw.*.i.it".
Sew iM-nvvt, IJ C, D«*. H, litm.
Are the Leading Plumbers of Vancouver.
Write to them when anything is out of plumb.
mmmmm THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., FEBRUARY 25, 1904.
Eleventh Year
That looks good, isfsold
for 50c; shaves for£25c at
ED ANGRIONON'S
TONSORIAL PARLORS
Brick Block    New Denver
Manager of BOSUN HALL.
ti
MY VALET
M
SQUIRE
THE   TAILOR
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.
PALMA ANGRIGNON
General Draying: Mining Sup
plies and Heavy Transportation a Specialty.
Coal & Wood for Sale
Saddle Horses and Pack Animals.
Feed Stables at New Denver.
FRANK   FLETCHER
Provincial Land Surveyor
Lands and Mineral Claims Surveyed
and Crown Granted.
P. 0. Box S63,        Office: Kootenay St., Nelson
ZINC-LEAD   IN    THK   SLOCAN.
In an article in the Lead and Zinc
News of Feb. 8, Geo. Huston, writing from Sandon says:
"Much speculation is being indulged in among the shippers of the
high grade eilver-lead ores as to the
action of the smelters aud railways
in the matter of increases for freight
and treatment rates, if such are contemplated. Have they contracted
with the large producer, with the
objective point in view, of making
high grade ores stand it? It is no
secret that in the past these ores
have rendered possible the treatment of a large tonnage of low grade
material. It is hardly likely that
it will be done, as the point has already been pressed far enough. One
good feature will be that it will be
likely to bring in outside competition, as tbe present rates are made
with a view of keeping this factor
out. This class of ore should lind a
sale in the United States with the
independent smelters. The non-
affiliation of one of the railways
with a smelting plant will force the
necessary competition to prevent a
recurrence of the past stagnation.
Everything points to more extended
operation and greater tonnage.
' 'The Payne Company has sold to
the Lanyon Zinc Company of Iola,
Kan., several hundred tons of their
high-grade product, assaying 55 to
58 per cent, zinc, 12 ounces silver
and 5 per cent. iron. The ore is
free from lime and manganese, and
is the product of the New Century
Separator. Magnets of a heavier
type will be substituted for the ones
now in use, and it is the intention
to bring the ore up to a 60 percent,
grade with 1 per cent, iron, and approximately 12 to 15 ounces silver.
' 'The Slocan Star mine is remodeling its mill. The "Wilfley table will
be installed, and the mill thoroughly overhauled, to allow of
higher saving and   increased econ-
So long as our Lady patrons want to take advantage of
this sale we will continue giving
Exiraordinarg values
IN LADIES' and HISSES' WOOLEN UNDERWEAR
Every size made, and quality the very best. This is your opportunity to get the best garment for little money. It is no remnant sale
this time. Our entire stock of Ladies' and Misses' underwear is offered
at reduced prices.   It will pay you to couie in and inspect them.
Wo 1R» m©8£<EW9 Sandcn amd Vernon.
CORRECT FASHIONS
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.
rather a sobering influence upon the
playgoer. He gathered up the
sovereign with dignity. "Of course
I'm drunk," he said, cheerfully, as
he turned to go; 'I wouldn't come
to see this play if I were sober,
would I?"
J. R. Cameron, Reco A
ve, Sandon,B.C.
SMALL ADVERTISEMENT DIRECTORY
"CONDENSEDH5D8.
[Condensed advertisements, such
Wanted, Lost, Strayed, Stolen, Bli
Marriages, Personal. Hotels, Legal, Medical,etc,,
as For Sale
Births, Deaths,
are inserted when not exceeding 20 words for
15 cent? each insertion. Each five words or less
iter io words are live cents additional.!
HOTELS.
THK KINO'S nOTKLin Ferguson is a cheerful home for all travelers to the Lardeau.
JAMES CUMMINGS, Proprietor.
TKKMONT HOUSK, NELSON European
and American plan. Meals, US cents. Rooms
from 2c up to il. Only white help employed.
Nothing yellow ahout the place except the sold
lu the safe. MA LONE & THEGILLUS.
MADDKN HOUSE, NELSON, is runtrally
located and lit by electricity it is head
quartern for tourists and old timers. Miners or
millionaires are equally welcome. THOS
MADDEN. Proprietor.
TUK ROYAL HOTKL, Nelson, is noted for
the excellence of ltsculxino.  SOL JOHNS,
proprietor.
TJ ARTLKTT IIOCSK,
white help employed.'   G
proprietor.
formerly tho Clark
Is the beat 91 a day hotel In NeUon.   Only
■      *     ~    W. BARTLETT
qiHK MAZK, In KASLO,  in tot
L   for Sloean people to find wbe
Just the place
lien dry or In
march of a downy couch.
RRUTRRkLATHAM.
WATOHBS.
SECRET  SOCIETIES
omy in operation. There is a large
tonnage to work on, which, with the
clean ore, will make of this property a steady producer for the year;
the zinc content will be stored for
future treatment.
"The Idaho-Alamo is a property
doing a large amount of improvement work. A new aerial tramway
has been erected, and the mill is being overhauled for active service.
This mine will also be an active
producer during the season.
"The Ruth mines are working
steadily, producing a lead carbonate and galena ore; the mill is running and shipments are being made
regularly. The zinc content is being stored, and experiments are being conducted to ascertain the best
method of treatment. Nearly 800
tons of zinc concentrates are stored
at present, awaiting treatment.
"During the coming season the demand for competent mill help will
be keen, as nearly all the concentrators in the district will be running. The questiou of economical
power in the future is one that deserves consideration. This district
is admirably situated for the trans-
mission"of""eiectric~^wW7'anKl7~iio
Softleigh—I've—er— got a cold
in me head, or something, doncher
know.
Miss Cutting—Well, if you have
anything there it must be cold.
She—Your dog was trying to bite
me, sir! He (raising his hat)—Yes,
madam; he has a sweet tooth!
The
A
SILVER CITY LODGE NO. 39
I.O.O.F.
SANDON, B.C.
Meetings in the Union Hall every Friday eve
nlng at 7:30 Visiting brethren cordially invitt-d
to attmd. J. E.Lovkking, . Nobln Grand; A.
L. Ciuia, Vice Grand; W. J. Gahbutt, Seo'ty.
A.F.&A.M.
ALT A LODGE NO. 89
SANDON, II. C
Regular Communication held the Urst Thursday in each month in Masonic Hall at 8 p.m.
Sojourning brethren are cordially Invited to attend   Jamks M  Hakton. Secretaiy.
Sandon Lodge No. 24,
K. OF P.
Meet* every Wednesday evening at fi o'clock
In the Pythian CaBtlo Hall. Sandon Sojourning
brethren will receive a Pythian welcome,   8.
I8AACHON, CO.       Al.FRKD J. HAIX, K. R. & 8.
SURVEYOR.
TOI1N McLATClUK,  Dominion and Pro-
n   vlnclal Land Surveyor,   Nelson, B. O.
A.
R. HEYLAND,
LnndNurveyoi.
ties will put money into circulation,
and it will drift into the hands of
the element who are willing to take
a chance in opening up other properties.
' 'The miner and business man in
r
a mining country is always ready
to take up with a speculation, and
prosperous conditions conduce to
speculation of this character. The
smaller, high grade veins of Sandon and adjoining camps afford
most excellent chances as leasing
propositions. The leasing system
is bound to be established on a permanent basis in the near future on
the same scale as in Colorado. The
relations between capital and labor
are very harmonious, and the wage
scale is high. The aggregate of the
small producers and leasers in the
high grade veins will ultimately exceed the production of the large
properties in the same districts.
"There is one fact that is sure to
be realized by the railways and
smelting companies: To establish
such conditions, there must be given
tb this class of mining a more liberal
treatment. With the railways the
question doesnot lay so much in the
"matteFof local
Chop
House
II "WW
linen Ave., i*>
Sandon
Running since tho great fire, and always open,
night and day. Call in when you strike the
Silver City and get a filler. '
Meal Ticket, $5.50 for $5.00
G. H. MURHARD.
Agent for Inland Cigar Co., of Kamloops.
NOTICE.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That, 80 d.-.ys
after date I Intend to apply to.the Hon The
Chief Commissioner of Lands andlWorks for a
special licence to cut and carry away timber
from the following described land, in West
Kootenay District, viz: Commencing at a post
marked "P. Pelton.S. W. corner," about fifty
chains from the Eighteenth Mile Post on the
Nakusp and Slocan R. R., in a northwesterly
direction, and about 200 feet north of the railroad;
thence north forty chains; thence past 160
chains; thence south forty chains; thence west
1K0 chains to place of commencement.
Located January llth, 19' 4
FOREST PELTON.
Dated, New Denver, B.C., Jan. 12.11-04.
CERTIFICATE OFIMPROVEMENTS
LAKE   VIEW,   fcOYAL  FIVE,  JKNNIK
Mineral   Claims.
sngii
KA
ASLO
f   O.   MKLVIN,
...   ...........-,    Manufacturing  Jeweller,
. . Expert Watch Repairer, Diamond Bolter,
and Engraver. Manufactures Chains. Lockets
4ml Ring*. Workinnmihip guaranteed equal to
any In Canada. Orders by mall solicited. Box
140. Handon.
Wholesale  Merohants,
STAItlCHY *% CO.
tr* In Butter, Eggs, Cheese,
Fruit,N«l»on. B.C.
WjIOLESA LK DEAL-
1'roduce and
XjSGhAXi.
ML. ORIMHKTT, 1.. L. B„ Barrister,
.  Solicitor. Notarv Puhlie.    Handon,B.C
Branch OIHr « at New Denver every Saturday.
Innuranoe Sa H^ial mutate
SANITARIUM.
HALCYON HOT SPRINGS BANITAIt-
IUM. The most complete ll T A I TU
on the Continent of North Ameri- II LA L I II
ca, Hltiatad midst scenery un- D C O fl D T
rivalled for Grandeur. Boating, II C 0 U if I
Fishing and Excursions to the many points of
Interest. Telegraphic communication with all
parts of the world; two malls arrive and depart
every day. ita bathes cure all nervous and
muscular diseases: Its waters heal all Kidimv
Liver and Stomach Ailments of every name,
The uric* of a round-trip ticket between
New Denver and Halcyon, obtainable all the
fear round and good for »» days, Is 13.85. Halcyon Springs, Arrow Lake, B. C,
HOTBLS
THK RIf.VKit KINO HOTKL. Baker St.,
1 iiearWardHt, Nflson. II L. THK HOLLAR   A   HAV   HtltmK.
MITC11KLL  * CO.    Fire
Insurance Agents.    Denlors In Real Enisle
Mltitiig Pruiwrikw.   IIoum* to imti awl Town
Idita for Sale.
JHIOMPSHN,
NOTARY PUBLIC.
c:
S. KASHDALL, New Denver, B.C.,
NOTARY PUBLIC,
ill..* !.** A U   AU
Hut,! JM.mU'.h.*."J .Ww.-uJ tAhhunhX
r*t>tw*«r»t«d and Crown Or*nt*d.
THK IIOTKI. FKHflirSHN Ut
Kdwati pMiple wlwn tln«v  arc  in
MCDONNKLfc BLACK, Proprietor*.
the horn
FergUMtn
of
TICK   HKITTANNIA   HOTKL l«lln. old-
•At nnd the beat in the |<ar>fo,  Oold *eekcr#
always welcome      ULVINBUOS.
r. AND.I. HAItDV & CO, Advertising Con-
U*  tractors and KcwsOirritiMiiuWiits, OuVltei
Street, London, K. 0., England.
A fllnof t,hl« paper can w seen free of charge
by visltora to London, to whom advice gratis
will tie given If mjulrwl.
CM
»;.v.w,'
DHJNTIBTH/IT.
W¥WT,*NT>
H. O.
     , j dental work.and
make* a arwdaUr of Oold Bridge Work,  visit
made to the Slocan regularly
dr. mum.
Has had 17 jeawexperience Ind
i **% back
Oeneral   Store.
T   T. KELLY,   THREE   . —
•I , OroceriM, Dry flood*. Kte.,
Kd all over the Rlocan.
FORKS!. d*»t« hi
Hoods Ship-
numbers
Of LOWEil* b CLAIM
(each one different) are
sent to any address for
doubt, in the future, there will be
a large plant installed below Sandon, where sufficient water and fall
is available. There will be a first-
class opportunity for an investment
of this character.
"The Monitor mine, under the
managment of M. Gintzberger, is
contemplating tbe erection of a mill
to treat the tonnage available in the
mine. A. large amount of concentrating ore has been left in the mine
and on the dumps, and there is sufficient tonnage to warrant the expenditure. This product carries a
considerable gold value, both in the
zinc and lead.
"Another large producer, the Minnesota Silver Company, has
been making extensive improve*
ments to the plant and equipment,
and by April first, or before, should
be a good factor in the tonnage line.
Some 200 tons of zinc ore were sold
recently. The Whitewater Deep is
operating in a small way on development. The neighboring property,
the Whitewater mine, is still idle.
To operate this latter property will
require an extensive experience in
the concentration line, but with
such a management should be one
of our heaviest producers in zinc
and lead.
"Geo. W, Hughes has taken a
bond on the Lucky Jim group of
claims at McGuigan. This property comprises eleven claims, with
probably the largest surface and
underground showings of zinc ore
in the province. With a good
equipment for milling and separation thin mine should easily output
fifty tons a day. The product will
range from 45 to 55 per cent, zinc
with a low value in silver, and a
minium of iron content. Large
specimens of crude ore have been
taken from the mine assaying 62 per
cent. zinc.   Considerable zinc oro
uuo ut,i**xmj uccu   otuyyufU hit §#»t!*t*
<ju.y ytw'6 i*i "Eutvye *uU * good iuu-
uage of lead ore. Under the new
conditions, thin property will furnish
a good share of the tonnage of tho
rates charged, but
most heavily in the matter of policy.
The camps must be afforded all the
competition possible in smelting facilities. The country must be
placed as near as possible on as
equal a basis as other countries producing the same ores."
A London playgoer, who had
drunk deeply at his dinner, appeared at the box-office of one of the
principal theatres, and put down a
sovereign, asking for the best seat
in the houso. His condition was
so evident that the man in the box-
office politely declined to sell him a
ticket. "What's matter?" demanded the applicant, "what's
matter with me?" "Well, if yon
really want to know," responded
the ticket-seller, "you're drunk."
The frankness of this reply had
-T
ituate In the Slocan Mining Division of
West Kootenay District. Where located:
On Slocan Lake, one mile east from Rosebery Station
1 AK E NOTICE ThBU,.A.JB..Heylandtagent_
~"forE'.HuntTP".M.C. B 71502, D. J fclathe-
son, P.M.C. B 71503,and D. D. MacDonald, P.M.
0. B 71522. intend, sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for
Certilicates of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining a Crown Grant of each of the above
claims.
And further tako notice that action under sec. 87
must be commenced before the Issuance of such
Certilicates of Improvements.
Dated this 15thilay of February; A. D. 1904.
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS
OURAY,  MSTXIK FRACTION,   OURAY
FRACTION Mineral Claim.
of
Mining Division
Kooienay District.    Where located:
West
Near
COLIN   J.   CAMPBELL
ASSAYER
p.o.box ae NEW DENVER.
Terms on application
HENRY'S NURSERIES
ROSES, BULBS,
RHODODENDRONS,
FRUIT & ORNAMENJAL TREES
BEE HIVES AND SUPPLIES
M. J. HENRY,
SOW Westminster Road. Vancouver, II. C
WHITKLAHOHOKLV
Situate In the Slocan
Kooienay IMstrl
the town of Three Forks.
TAKE NOTICE That I, Maurice Glntabuwer
as HKunt'for The Monitor & Ajax Fraction,
Limited, free miner's certilieate No. U 0;»H»,
  "      ' "    hereof
Intend,   sixty   days
 n
CANADIAN q
Pacific Ky.
WORLD'S SCENIC
ROUTE
Direct Line  Lowest Rates
from   the   date
to apply to the MinliiR Kecorder for Certlttcawa
^Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
a Crown Grant of each of the arwvo claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 87, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificates of Improvement*.
Dated this 14th day of January, 1U04.  .
FLORENCE  Mineral Claim.
Situate In the Slocan Mining Division ol West
Kootenav  District,    where located:    On
Goat Mountain! north of "TurrN."
TAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T. Twljrg. as
agent for Thomas W, Fitzgerald, fres
miner* certificate No. B «i««o, Noah F. Me
Naught, Ireo miner's cerlilloate No. 11. <vt,38«,
and William It. Will, free miner's cerllllcate No.
U fVHOI, Intcnd.slxty days from tho date hereof, to
apply to the MIiiIiik Kecorder for a Ccrtiliuate of
Improvements, for the purnoso of obtaining •
Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further talca notice tliat. action, under
Bection.i7,mustbflTkmnienct»d before tho issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 3d day of D««t>hilier. A. I>. nm
HEIUIKKTT.TWIUU.
R. T. Lowery
$i
fit, 94*1 *rt
Y"
tVX.1
1^9
Vik-^r
Winnipeg
Toronto
IMU.W*
Montreal
New York
wir,r,
Vancouver
Victoria
fttAtltt'
Portland
San Francisco
putting on the cam in very low.
"On the whole, the tilycr lining
to tho cloud that has overhung thc
silver-lend campe of the Kootenay
is plainly visible. An analysis of
the situation brings out these facts.
The operation of  thc large proper
VltlUnr, tliii.tlt.,  1 *,...     Ut     T>,..l     tv, l(
IJ.V.poliiw"* """
4»»4U ^»*1* A**
KOOTKNAY RAILWAY & NAVIGATION COMPANY, LIMITED.
OPERATING
INTERNATIONAL NAVIGATION ft
TRADING COMPANY, LIMITED,
KA8LO & SLOCAN RAILWAY.
9:00 a m. Lv,  KASLO Au. B:!5 i>. m
11:25 a. m, An. SANDON Lv. 1:00 p. m.
INTERNATIONAL NAVIGATION ft
TRADING COMPANY, LIMITED.
KASLO.NELSON ROUTE.
6:00 a. m. Lv. NELSON Ar. 7:15 n. m
8:40 a. m. AR.   KASLO Lv. 8:85 p. m.
Tictats told to tit psrts of thn United
States and Csnsda via Great Northern
and O. K ft N. Company'* lines.
For further particulars call on or ad-
Are***
ROBERT IRVING. Manager, Kaslo,
STtAWRHIP SERVICE PROM VANO0UVER
to Alaska, Japan,China, Hawaii, Australia.
Through bookings to England and the Continent vl* all 8. H. Ur«t.
For ttm# UblM, n'«* and Information, apply
to local agents, or wute--
J. S. CARTER R J. mVLtf.
l>. »\ A , -Nifrlffln.      A 0.1*. A., VawMMiiw
a WADD8 BROS i
t        PHOTOGRAPHERS        af
{VANCOUVER ... NELSON,
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