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Vol. 1. No. 27.
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Front, Street, ..^Vest,    '-. ■• Kaslo, B.C.,
The Largest.' and Most  Com
plete   Stock
in   the  Kootenay
Corning & Rodd, Prop.
The bar is stocked with the finest
. brands of wines, liquors
and cigars.
This hotel is situated near the
water front and has every accommodation for the travelling public.
Good accommodations ,   VjirXyellers.
The bar is supplied with a good
stock of Wines, Liquors
and Cigars.
RISDALE   & . MqRAY,   Proprietors.
nakusp, b:c.
Beautifully situated on the Lako shore at the entrance to the best and shortest road to the Slocan
mines and New Denver. The best fishing and
hunting in- the district, will: grand boating and
sketching facilities for tour! •?». and artists. . The
bar is supplied with the bwt brands of wines
liquors and cigars. The accommodations of the
Hotel are the best.
Price Ten Cents.
Such Was the Finding of the Court
Last Saturday.
Pursuant to adjournment the case
of Hesketh vs. Thomas, for indecent
assault, came up for its second hearing last Saturday morning:, before F.
W. Jordan, J. P. W. C. Sampson
again occupied an honorary seat on
the bench. At the offset the Court
objected to R. B. Kerr, barrister, of
New Denver, appearing for the defense, holding that it was not just to
comj lainaut, who had had no counsel.
Mr. Kerr, however, produced authority for -his appearing at that stage,
which was finally allowed and the
case proceeded with.
The first  witness called for the de
feiise   was   defendant   himself, who
swore that he had spent the night of
Jan. 17 in his own barroom, not having   gone   to   bed.    There   were a
number of persons in the room. Some
of them were there until nearly daybreak.    Defendant kept a day hook,
which' showed the names of those persons who from day to day came into'
his house.    The book was produced,
and' the names of men in the house on
Jan.   17   read.    Defendant  saw   E.
Hesketh. on  the 26th of   February:.
He came to the  hotel  about 7:30 in
the' evening,demanded a public apol
ogy in the press, or the  payment of
|150 to settle the case, else he would
prosecute.    Complainant had. been in
his   (defendant's)   house   frequently
since Jan. 18.    Her -manner towards
him had.'not-been different since that
date. ■.■'■■
N.;."F.-Johnson,; alias "Tip," had
been in defendant's house on the night
of January 17, having gone there
during the afternoon. lie had rein allied there till daybreak not leaving at any time during: the night.
Defendant had not been out of the
house l-ubre than rive .minutes during
that time. There were a number of
the boys present, some of whom he
was only partially acquainted with.
, George Hardy deposed that he
had been playing cards and drinking
all the night of Jan. 17, in the Na
kusp House, commencing to drink
after nightfall. This continued till
between 4 and G in the morning. He
was positive about the time, as he had
been tending bar that night-and,
wishing to retire, had taken the
money out of the till, and put it in defendant's pocket, as he lay sleeping
ion a bencii. Witness had not missed
defendant from the room, and was
sure he had not been away more than
ten minutes. The names of several
parties were mentioned as  having
been present, some of them quite intoxicated., Witness had tended bar
from midnight till after 4 in the morning. He was positive this was on the
night of the 1.7th. Witness had been
the last man to leave the bar, excepting defendant, who was sleeping.
Defendant was paralyaed drunk at
the time, not being capable of look
ing after his business, hence witness
being: behind the bar.
James Jones was sworn and stated
that he had been in defendant's house
about 5 o'clock and again at 8 o'clock,
and a third time' between 1 and 2,
defendant being present. Witness
remained in the house the last time
more than half an hour, returning at
4 o'clock. Defendant was in the
house at that time. Between the
hours of 5 and 6 witness again visited
the house, defendant still being in
bar. Witness afterwards retired.
His partner, had been drinking and
he had remained up to take care of
him. Witness had taken a few drinks
about G o'clock, the first since September. He was positive about the
date, having told furs to Cummings
& Co thereon. Defendant's day book
was produced, showing that witness
had been in Miu hotel on Jan.' 17.
There had'-' been" a- row in the house
that night,-but he had not"been present.
Charles Corbin could not tell how
he had spent the night of Jan. 17, not
recollecting the date. He was a
boarder at the .Na kusp House; He
remembered a certain night when a I
as that given by her in her evidence-
Complainant had stated that it was a
dark night, and she had asked witness if defendant owned the hotel and
lot he lived in. Hesketh had said
that he would like to go down and
scare some of defendant's money out
of him for a jo.m. It was complainant who had enquired if defendant
owned the house and lot he resided
in. Witness replied that he did not
know who owned the house. Complainant haft also asked if defendant,
possessed any money. Complainant's
husband was present during the conversation.
The court then adjourned an hour
for lunch.
Upon the re-assembling of the court
complainant asked leave to produce
another witness, which was complied
Louisa Fritz testified that defendant had been at her house and had
stated that he had been down to the
residence of the lady in the bush.
Defendant had not stated whether
anything had occurred there or not.
Witness had no idea as to the date-
Cross examined witness stated that,
defendant had not mentioned the day
on which he had been at the residency
of the lady in,the bush.
Mr. Kerr .summed up for the dc:;
fense in a brief but pointed address,
holding that complainant was the
only-witness for the prosecution -whose
evidence 'was of any moment, K
Hesketh's being merely hearsay, as
he was absent from  town when the
crowd was there. There was card-
playing and drinking going on. He
had not been up the first, night he was
in town very late.- He had come, in
with a couple of men from up the
lake. During the time witness was
there, defendant had been in the
house.   Witness could not recollect
j alleged -affair took place. -.-' Defendant
may have taken liberties with complainant and yet not have been guilty
of indecent assault. But all the witnesses for the defence had been positive as to the night, and it was clearly
shown that on the date fixed defend:
ant had Hot been out of the house at
the exact date.    A row had occurred all.    And upon  these facts he "asked
in defendant's barroom that night, the  to have the case dismissed.•
lamps   havhig   been  ■ broken"   The      The Court asked to  have the rocm
hour was about  10o'clock.    Witness cleared for ..ten minutes, in order to
had had a few drinks that night, but
retired sober. It was the night after
the row that he was playing cards,
the previous night he, with Jones.
Hardy, and a man named Stobert,
having been up to another hotel. In
the early part of the first evening
consider the evidence. A decisir-\;
was then given, to the effect, that .there-
was evidence undoubtedly yet to be
adduced, were counsel obtained by
the prosecution, and in the interest of
justice the case should go before a
jury at the next Assizes, to be held
Hardy,  Jones and Stobert had not (at Nelson in May or June,
been playing cards, but next morning Jones  had told witness that he
had sat up late after witness had retired.
Harry Jones deposed that he remembered having had a conversation
with complainant and her husband,
about the first or second week m
February. They had talked about
the case in question. Complainant
had then told almost the same story
All the parties in the case were
then bound over to appear when called, upon, bail being fixed for defendant at 81,500, himself aibj two surer.
ties in equal amounts.
Defendant has made application to
the Attorney General to have .the
committal quashed before the -Supreme court at Victoria on the evidence submitted, and he fully expects
to be cleared of the stigma attaching
to him in the next three weeks.
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Latest description  of th« Several
Mining Divisions.
The following definition of the
mining divisions established in the
West Kootenay district is substituted
for the description of the said divisions published in the British Columbia Gazette of the 14th of December,-
1S93:—', ■''/.'■■■"'■'■■.'■ .;\::-
Revelstoke Division.—Commencing
at the intersection of the 51st parallel
with the west boundary of the district;
thence northerly, following the said
boundary of the said district to Canoe
■,•'''■'■      , ,..-■',
river; thence southerly along the
east boundary of said district to the
watershed bet ween Carrie's creek and
II lecillewaet river; thence following
the westerly watersheds of the north
fork of the IlleCillewaet river, South
river, and Fish creek to the 51st parallel; thence along the southerly
watershed of the Akololex river to
th e Columbia river; thence south-west
to the west boundary of the district;
thence northerly along said boundary
to the point of beginning.
Illecille waet Division. —Bounded on
the west by the Bevelstoke mining
division; on the north and east bv the
eastern boundary of the district; on
the south by the following line: Com -
niencing at a point on the east boundary of the district, on the watershed
between Fish creek and Lardo river;
t h once westerly along the south watershed of Battle creek to Fish creek;
thence north-west to east boundary o.f
]Eevelstoke minings: division.
Trout Lake Division.—To include
all the country on the rivers, streams,
and tributaries thereof'; flowing into
Trout lake and Lardo river south to
a point halfway between Kootenay
lake and Trout lake.
Lardeau Division.—Bounded on the
east, by the Trout Lake mining division; on the north by the Illecillewaet
and Reyelstoke mining divisions; on
the west by the west boundary of the
district; on the south by a line com-,
mencing in the west boundary of the
district, on the watershed between
Mosquito and Fost Hill creeds; thence
following the south watershed of Fost
Hill creek to Upper Arrow lake and
the north watershed of Koos-ka-nax
river to the south-west corner of the
Trout Lake mining division.
Slocan Division.—Bounded on the
north bv Lardeau mining division; on
the west by the western boundary of
the district; on the south hyaline
fo ming the.south watersheds of Bowman creek, the west fork of Slocan
lake and the north watershed of all
streams flowing into the Kootenay
river between Slocan river and Balfour; thence northerly, following the
'watershed between Slocan lake and
Kootenay lake and Lardo river to the
south-west corner of the Trout Lake
mining division.
Trail Creek Division.—To include
all the country on the rivers, streams
and tributaries thereof which empty
into the Columbia river between the
International boundary and the mouth
of Kootenay river, excepting the
countrv on Salmon river and the
streams and tributaries thereof.
Goat River Division.—To include
all the country on the rivers, streams,
and tributaries, thereof flowing into
Kootenay river between the International boundary and Kootenay lake.
Ainsworth Division. —To include
all the country on the streams, rivers,
and tributaries thereof flowing into
Kootenay lake north of Goat River
mining division, except that portion
of the Lardo river included in the
Trout Lake mining division.
Nelson Division. ^-To include all
the remaining portion of West Kootenay district.
Wm. Hunter.
W C. McKinnon.
Discovered in the Neighborhood of
the Town of Wenatchee.
Charles Burch, of Chelan, has just
returned to Wenatchee,; Wash;, from
San Francisco, having taken down a
lot of samples of gold ore from the
Methow"district, but he did not have
a chance to put them on exhibition.
Mr. Burch is enthusiastic:: oyer his
Methow proposition and as soon as
the snow is off will begin active oper.
ations on his claims,,owning 4,500
feet on a ledge that has been prospected for over five miles.
The vein runsv from: three to five
feet in width and assays from various
points and as low as six feet below
the surface all exceed. $o() to the ton.
It is a soft rock and easily handled.
He has $200,000 in sight on his property, figuring it to the depth of six
feet, and it is not knowii how deep
the vein runs, one shaft having already gone down 60 feet, uniform
richness being shown. In the samples Mr. Burch had the tiny specks
of yellow  were   very   numerously
The outlook for activity hi mining
was never so promising. The propositions all seem to be gold, and were
not 'found before because the effort
was not expended in the right direction. The presence of gold has been
long known all along the Columbia
and its tributaries, but search for it
was never seriously undertaken till
last year, when the shutting down ef
the silver mines turned loose some old
prospectors, and very surprising dis
coveries were made.
Last summer a deposit of gold-
bearing, free-milling ore was found
several miles from Wenatchee and
after a series of assays from various
parts of the lead, which showed it to
be of large extent. It was decided
to put up a stamp mill, which is now
being made at Seattle, and which
will be shipped and put into position
early in the spring. The ore is similar to that along the Methow and Pe
Ne\vDenver and Silverfcon.
All kinds of Miners' supplies kept constantly in stock.
San Francisco Gall, daily:
weekly) will MI ^^^
' "y.  It is tlie brig-litest and
piciest Journal on the Pacific
~ for a sample copy
fee promptly sent to
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A    Ere 'ia       'i
Corner Post and Railroad Ave-
Bright Outlook for the Fraser SiTer
Wm. Dodd, Government agent at
Yale, thinks that the outlook for gold
this season is very encouraging.
There will undoubtedly be great activity in hydraulic mining, and also
in the schemes ibr pumping up gold
from the bottom of the Fraser river.
Bell, McCaskell & Co., who are locat-
_e£jat Yale, are doing excellent work.
They have their pumping apparatus
on a scow ready for operations. It
was. built at Yale by the company, by
its Own men and with its.-own money.
Only a short test has been made,
and but very little gold has been
brought up so far. . The scheme, however, is likely to prove a success.
The pump sucked up a boulder nine
inches long, live inches thick and
weighing 12^ pounds. Had it no
been that the company met with a
misfortune the other day, by getting
its scow landed on Saw Mill riffle, it
would now be pumping. There are
six persons in the company, and they
are all at Yale, and keep two men
The Boston Bar Company expects
to be .pumping shortly, while the
^Kanaka Bar : Company'': is. getting its
machinery in place. ■' The- Van Winkle Hydraulic Company is sanguine
of success, its operations thus far
have been satisfactory. The Prince
: Albert Pi at, II y d ra ui ic Com pa n y i s
located;'S^ miles west of Yale.,' Its
:ground is a portion of tlie famous Hill
bar that yielded millions in early
■days. In the course of a few weeks
it will be in full swing.   ,
it has now 280 feet of flume, and is
within 80 feet of tlie back channel
from which excellent prospects have
been obtained, by the sinking of five
shafts, varying in depth from 7 to 28
feet. The nature of the ground is |
isuch that an immense quantity can
be handled in one dav. The machin-
ery is of modern .make,, unci in Emory
creek there is an abundance of water, so that when work is commenced
there will be encouraging' results.
Words of encourage me lit are heard |
on all side;:, so far as'gold mining is
Accommodations for 100 guests. The
Finest Bar in the Kootonay country. Headquarters for capitalists, speculators and miners.
If   you   have   Money   and
want to   meet   Monied
Men stop at'.'the;
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Parties having good Mln=
ing   Claims to dis=
'■.;;. pose of should; apply
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Batisfa-cuory IteT-oi't.
At the {tunu^i-.mett'jing of the Kootenay &.. CoHni;oia Fiospecting ard
Mining Uo.,' 1
Ottawa,    Out.
that not.wit;n.<a
in the silver
business liad 1
ity of ore ..inn
returns.    Wo:
orously durin
The following
A. Stewart, H
W. A. Allan,
■of Ottawa.
r-ld at their oiiie&s -in
, ti.e reports showed
Hiding the depression
11. arket, a satisfactory
•ten done, the line qual-
•cd laving given good
k will, be pursued vig-
: the coming summer,
directors we're.elected:
. McEae, IS. H. Fleming,
and Ct. P. Brophy, all
Wholesale Dealers in Oranges, Lemons, Apples, Bananas,
and all kinds of Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, Butter, Eggs,
Nuts, Candy, Cigars, Etc.    The largest Shippers in  the
518 and 520. First avenue
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The proprietor  has on  hand
\ li'K 9       I.„  t
■>i*^^> tyj'i'M   jvsrauj UJC^/SUA
In lengths of frorn 12 to 50 feet.    Any kind
of bill stufi'can be cut at short notice.
,r^.,,,. g ^ [r g|eg. Lath s, Mouldings, Turned Posts arid >
. Ballasters, Brackets. ] Etc. Two Carloads^
^ash and Doors; Two Carloads Dry Fir
.Clear Flooring, 4in,; One Carload Dry; Fir
Clear Ceiling; 4 Carloads of; Clear Cedar,
fOi Finish.; One Carload Glass, Paints, Oils,
etc., including Fancy Griass,Wood Stains, etc.
:Go ■;0*   BUCHANAN
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ffifte     WafjpX#V    %&&#> [Rather than it should^be said of the
■       ro ■   ■ norameerat-large, J. Fred Hume, that
Published every Thursday.        (he was elected  v delegate to cast a
I vote in  his own favor, his confreres
B.    T.
[and fellow-schemers ordained that he
j should stay at home and they would
j perform the necessary wire-pulling.
JThe result of the contesc showed a'
total vote cast in favor of J. Houston,
the father of the idea, of 83, out of a
maxhnnm" .97, while J. Fred Hume
received but 1.    Mr. Hume no doubt
to contributors. • bears his defeat  with becoming de-
corrosiwndcnce from every part of tiio.Koot.-nay irieanor, having unbounded faith- in
District   and  comnmnications   upon   live  topics   (;he astuteness 6f   his   political lliana-
always acceptable.    Write on both side.-* of flic ^   M , , ,
ONK YKAtt  . ......	
SIX MONTHS ......: .. • •	
THRKK MONTHS.......' ...:........ •
Advertising rates furnished oh application
. 1.50
. 1.00
paper if you wish. Always send something tfoed.
no matter Iioav crude. Get your copy in while it
s h j:.. find we.will do IIie rest.
But he may yet have occasion
to.remark ere long, in the words of
another victim : of misplaced confidence, ' 'Save me from my friends."'
A eoinpleto History of tlie KLootouay
counti*y, ■ ironi tlie-earliest days . to. tiio
present ti«ie» is being" compiled by R. T.
liowcry. Experienewl i;iea with, valuable information would eooifex* a favor
by sending tlieir address to tliis office.
• Silver and lead show an upward
tendency, reports from the markets
indicating a satisfactory stiffening of
the prices.
,The Kaslq-Slocan Railway Bill, for
the privilege of altering the guage of
the road.from standard to narrow, has
pass id its';third reading in the House. •
But the likelihood of the road, ever
being built appears to be as far off as
at any time :u tlie past.
Kaslo has an excess of the hobo element within her borders, and' the
Times calls upon Mayor Kane for remedial 1 egislatioh. To be scourged
with the fire pfiend is bad, but to be
cursed with an undesirable population is the 'climax of evil. The infant
metropolis will ha.vc a veritable
house-cleaning one of these days and
she will be the better for it.
Assuming an air of venerable paternity, the Revelstoke   Star   takes
Tfie Ledge to task for asserting, anertt
the redistribution of West Kootenay,
that the citizens of Nakusp held but
little iri common with the Revelstoke
people.    After expressing its sorrow
at the waywardness shown by this
paper in declaring such an undeniably   home, truth, our   contemporary
proceeds to read us a homily upon
the duties of fledglimrs towards those
organs which have become old and
decrepit in the servitude of the people—the Star, to   wit.   We  feel so
overpowered with a sense of tbemag-
nitude   of our  error   in   protesting
against the aggregation of unlimited
gall and arrogancy that, seems to haye
displaced the usual good sense and
judgnient of our nortlie:■); taskmasters;
that we are utterly ci'u;>] red. :: We are
doomed to mourn for ever and a day,
in the regulation sackcloth and ashes,
for our grievous mistake.;  .:..,
FOSTER    &■■■■' WINTER^
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NEW. DENVER,   - -''  ■-■    ,-       -      B.C..
Is one of the best in the Slocan district.    Call in.
■   BEVEIjSTOKE   station,
Wholesale and Retail. Dealers in a
all kinds of Raw Furs. Branch
Store at Trout Lake.
FkovincialSkckkxaky's OFFICE,
loth -.March', l.S'O-l.
rPHE following definition of the/Mining; Divisions.
1 established in thy West Kootenay District is
substituted for the, (l&u;ri|it.ioii of tlie said divisions
published hi the 'British Columbia Gazette of the
l tth of December, 1898:—
G. M. SI
And now it is the settlers of Waneta
ajid Trail Greek who are dissatisfied
with the apportioning of West Kootenay into two ridings as at ^present
constituted; or rather, the decreeing
that their lot -shall be cast in with
that of the Philistines of Revelstoke,
a: people they wot not of. The dissentients have taken steps to lay before
the Government an expression of
their feelings on the subject, but for
the life of us we cannot see how the
trouble is to be.remedied just now.
What a perverse and thankless- generation we citizens of West Kootenay
must be for forever protesting against
the legislative blessings so'richly bestowed upon us—so the Victoria authorities must think, at least.
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•.WAVING been a.ppoint-
II'. ed agent for-a large
wholesale tailoring establishment in Eastern Canada,! beg leave to state that
I am prepared to take orders for cloth ino: from all
The tactical wisdom demonstrated
by the member? of the clique at Nel-
s ;•;, at the primary election for the
selection'of delegates to the coining
convention   was   truly   marvellous
persons so desiring. All
goods guaranteed to be of
the best quality. Prices
extremely reasonable. A
perfect .'fit promised or no
pay. See my Samples,
which have j use arrived,,
',. Mining-Divisions. ■
_ 1. ■Rbvki.stoke MrS'iNiyDrriPiosf.—Comn'ieiio--
in^'atthe ihtersectiyn of tlie 51st.' nnrallel with the
west boundary of the district; thence ivrtliovlw
'following said boundary of &iid diMrict to G-rn'oe
River: thence southerly along; the "east boundary
of.said district-to' the W'Mcr>lH'd between Cwr-\
Creek andIllecillewaet River; tbeiicefollowiM^,- the
westerly watersheds oi the North .-Fork'of thr, Ille-
cille'.v.iet River, South River; and Fish Civek. to
tliu 51st par j.licJ; thence 'along- -the southerly watershed of Ale.lolex River to. the Columbia River;
thence south-west to tlie west boundary of tlie district; thence northerly along1 said boundary to the
fdaee-61-beginning;.:. -
2. IiAAzcriAJZWAKvMining Division.^-Bounded 013 the west by the Revelstoke MiningDivision:
on the north and east by the eastern boundary of
tlie district; oh the south by the following- line:
Commencing at a point on the eastern boundary oi
the district, nu the watershed between FKn Creek
and Lardo River; thence westerly along- the -.south
watershed ■,of Battle Creek to Fnh Creek; thence
north-west to east■ boundary ;of Re\relstoke Mining
Division.     ■■"■-...■ .-■      ^ - -     ''•,..:.
■;.: S. TnorjT Lakk Mining Divisi'ON.—To include
all the country on the river-'-, stream?, and. tributaries thereof flowing into. Trout Lake and Lardo
River south toa noint half wayfbetween Kootenay
Lake and Trout Lake.
4.. Lajjdeait Minino Division.—Bounded on
the east by Trout Like, Minium -Division;'on the
north by-Revelstoke and Illecillewa'et Mining Division: oii the Aye-t by.the westb juudary of the district; on the south by a line commencing On the
v/est boundary of the di'-tricr.-O'rtlie v/atershedbe-'
.!: ween Moso uit'o and Fost H' 11 C reel:: th;; o ce follow-
i'lgthe s.-ath watei'shcd of F«,'St Hill Creek to Up-
p;tr Arrow Lake and the north watershed of Kos-
ka-nax-River' to .the South-west corner of Trout
Lake Mining Division,
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5. Slogan • M tn ing „ O r y i':s ion .—Bounded on
the north by L-irdeau Mining Division; on the
west bythe y/est beund-vry of the; district: \n\ the
south by;, a line ■...forming, the, south ■;■ wato'-sheds- of
Bowman Creek, the West Fork of - Si- /can Lake,
'and the north watersheds of all streams :flowiiig
hit > Kootenay River between Slocan River and
Balfour;Chance'northerly, following the watershed
between Slocan Lake and Kootenay Lake and
Lard) River to, south-west corner of 'Trout Lake
Mining Division.
.':!. TkailCkkek Mining Division.—To include
all the country on tlie. rivers, streams, and tributaries thereof which -.'empty ■ into'.the Columbia
River between the Internatibnal boundary and the
mouth of the Kootenay river, excepting the country on Salmon .River and the streams and. tributaries thereof.. .   • •■'.,.■
7. Goat River Mintng Division.—To include
filithe country on the rivers streams and tributaries thereof iiowing into the Kootenay River l)e-
t ween the Inter national boundary and Kootenay
8. 'Ainswouth Mining Division.—To include
all the country on the rivers, streams and tributar-
ie-; thereof fio'wrng i.ifc'> Kootenay'Lake north of
Goat River Mining. Division, exceot that portion of
tlie Lardo River included in- Trout Lake Mining
.''.Nelson Mining Division.—To include all
the remaining portion of the West Kootenay
District.      - ;
By Command,
Provincial Secretary arid Midister of Mines-
:f-: Njz^J-JT,
Prbprietorl   '
The bar is stocked with the finest
brands of wines   iiouors and cigars.
Choice    location and   com
marids a beautiful view
of the surrounding
-,:J;..':,   country;.
The Bae is supplied v/itft the
best brands of all kinds of
wines, liquors and cigars.
The Dining Room is supplied
with all the delicacies of
the season.,■   •        •
Charges Moderate.
A: Call Solicited;
Slocan Ave.   ■
KtVJUl   ,'^=^1
^    El
iwwii  »t\\imi^Mnvmm%nt 'hiibhiihiiiiwiiki i» h*u*^»*j*^xs&w
GROCERIES  and PROVISIONS at very low prices
■ -. - *
FRESH CANNED GOODS always in stook.
A fuU assortment of Choice GiGARS and TOBACCOS; «
A Correspondent Details a Visit to
-''.-' '-■')'  '      .■'..''. ■'.'.    '■' ■   '.',"'/-
One of the Claims.
Editor of Nakusp"Ledge::'
Sir,—Because of the outside world
knowing" but little about the mineral
that exists on Wilson Creek, in the
Slocan district, I do not think it would
be out of place for nie to give a description of a trip to the , mineral
claim known as the Ferry; also a description of the claim. We started
from the shores of Lake Slocan, at
the south side of w hat,is now known
as the Wilson Creek townsite. The
townsite itself consists of a fine level
flat, at the mouth of the creek, with
the" grade of the N.& S.R. running
through the centre of the land -now;
To make a U-ip, to >ny mineral
claim at present: is not an easjr task,'
and to do so one has to dress< his feet
in snow shoes; If you are not-versed
in the art of keeping"-your- feet far
apart, snowshoeing is a laborious
piece, of work. But when the amateur snowshoer knows he is with a
good guide, .as well as an expert, it
makes   him   feel   contented,  so  he
r a li- -■-■■ v    ti«u« -,,^\^.<- „*u~ nlled: our pockets,   not   with   more
keeps waddling on.    The expert, w bo ..-■■      ■ -...     l .... . .-■,' -..„■..-.■:
•"     " sluncb,   but wita,lumps of ore and
The claim consists of a dry ore
seam of- about eight inches.: This
seam, or ledge, is principally galena,
and assays 966z. to the ton. The
ledge is in a granite formation, and
as development work progresses --the
galena streak increases in size, and
at the time of our visit it was looking
so favorable that the owners agreed
to do considerable more work on it.
The Ferry is one of many claims
that have been located up Wilson
Creek, but so far all the discoveries
are dry Ore propositions. Although
not of as high grade as some of the
properties on Four-Mile creek and on
the south fork of the Carpenter, they
are considered valuable, as smelters
cannot get along without dry ores for
smelting purposes. The owners of
the Ferry are the Moreno-boys, who
own a half interest; W. Thomlinsoil,
one quarterj and the other quarter by
a New Yorker. About; four miles up
the creek there are quite a number of
locations, most of them being considered very promising.
The boys in charge of the work invited us to have some lunch, and this
invitation we gladly accepted, but
our guide, expert, snowshoer, etc:,?
did not care to indulge in the use of
butter,   because   of d yspepsia.   We
invariably takes the lead, -'also takes
chances of stepping on snow .that
wants to slide, and; when it does the
man slides with it;land it is here that
the amateur profits "by/ the* expert's
misfortune, by; finding a new route to
avoid tlie slide,; at; the same time 'escaping the exhilarating climb of several hundred feet.
On we go up Wilson creek, stopping'
to rest every little: distance and. to
watch the water boiling and curling
&s it flows beneath our feet. I was
rather much surprised when the
guide; told me that the creek-we were
.watching,was the largest that emptied into Slocan lake. W&- tried" 'to
sum up, how .many thousand horse
power the  waters of the creek con-
started to return to the lake, ^nothing
occurring oh the down trip of anv
moment, except that our expert fell
about 4.5 times and the greenhorn
but half that number. :. :
When the snow gets awav we :.in-
^ -. ■   ,        -, ..,        . ,       , -       j    New Denver, April"2, 18M.
tamed; and then we wondered-;, now   __..,__...___„. x
inanv concentra-iorstne war-evs rusa
ing past would run.    But enough of;
•that, for I realise full well that some .i>
of my kind friends in she SFcari will j
think that! am boominr thceapabll- pi &
ities of the creek  in the iiite;csts of,
■,   '"*   " ■ '   '-.-    ""       ■.' ■ -r '      ■'■' '' ■'.■■■!
the townsite;   but I ■'am no!; /ire""ting:
paid for such work, therefore I will do!
intend to take another trip- to the
Ferry,  as well - as to a number of
Other claims fa rther up the creek.
By that titne tlie properties are certain to look'., much  better, and then
we can give a more definite description of the claims in the dry ore belt.
In the meantime anyone wanting to
see samples from the Ferry can-find:
them at Bourne's store, New Denver,
or at Abriel'd real estate office, Nakusp. AN INVESTIGATOR.
erchants ■''.
& Whole
'Si. PS.
IJW"     9
Tinware and Hardware by the Carload,
.Groceries, Provisions, Flour & Feed ■
r-V■■[,'■':■     Stocked Kegiilaii^
Dry Groods, Glothing, Rigby -'Waterproofs, Credits' Furnishings, Gentlemen's, Ladies' and Children's
Boots, Shoes, and Eubber
\ -Goods." ■    '   :      •';.■
In   all   the   Latest  Fashions.
srs TV
onq> f
Msr-5 arnrJKC'.-i-,       gavstztn^ wcwos msjwjaaon
■0.7-3 W£ «y«nw^
r***»..   trxx* nr^.-ct twDvv«>
li~>ar<F*.l- ■irru.ij a^anrubl Vrjl-''      \ioui
.'«.L.9ii.miif     Bu?ri
'■ Will leave Nakusp
no .booming'. : j'
We arrived   aV a point-. :;boiiv one j
and thrce-qmirk'iv inil^ t' om M:e l-a-I-:e-.i
■ •■   ■        ■  ■   .    •...■■■       *
•and could hear  ule cl-:nk, clink of'ii-.t
hammor.    TIi?^ e>ri>e'l oni-,^a:-le i---> J
rernark that . v/e  v/c.e i;e;:r]y ^i^rrv
and tlie man \\ho .v.-a'a-rvo^an c:q:-e:"t
•oh snowshocs wishcii in liis hnut, '-.Lat
he had been the::e \onix l>e(bre.    Now
we .-.CTicounfcoi'ed   a.":si^i?'j> c-lhh.b "of
500 feet, for the ol.-iini   Ls  tjituated
about that djsia;uco above the Ievi-1 ofU
the river.    The e-i,i.iii!   .'.^■■mieiifd l:aaV
in due time,, iv.nl;
found engaged doin;
7; BoiKic every ;alter-
iBm.   ci^y
iilg\ Oil
Underwear. -Hosiery,
•    Mens' Furnishings,-
Mens' li?cady'Made
Gloves, Kibbons. Silks,
Satins, Cashmeres,
Melton & Serge Clotiis,
Carpet^ lilindy. Cottons, HjUs and Caps,
House & Table Linens,
J3oots and Shoes.
Monday, Dec. 18
Hungarian Flour,
Sugars, Bacon, Hams
Coffees, Teas, Spices,
Jams,   Pickles, Oatmeal, Biscuits,
Canned -Vegetables,
Canned Fruits,
Dried    Fruits,   and
Syr.u.] .s,
Fa n cy To i 1 e tr Son ps,
Cigars and--Tobaccos,
■hi'MJr.«i'-l»:-aUL    bL?   J„
Grindstones & Fixtures
Crosscin;& Kip Saws,
Axes and Handles,
Nails, Screws. Bolts,
Round, Flat, Soiiare. Iron
Oils.   Paints,   Glass,
Horse Shoes  and Nails,
Betuniiiig tlie next Miners can ket a complete outfit Mere.
;jhi:eo  in on   "ivei-ej
;'jheii- assessment]
■■• ietor
i r.
' t
'® Mr
„ .„   .■■ wnn'nii
? &
M   !
9       «       •
■gsssxi a»if3J«45£Misaau»«n«pna«ii/*
■Asa   ■£■  nffla
w uenver,
anions for its Fishing and Hunting.   Within a
few miles of the Hot Springs on Upper Arrow Lake
•    •
it me
• i •
• • •
the completion   of  the Nakusp & Slocan Railroad,  Thousands of tons
■      ' ' ■ '■•.■■■ ■«
be brought • to Nakusp from the rich mines of the Slocan, and loaded on
Gold and Silver Ledges  have been
town already contains Six Hotels
capacity of 30? 000 feet per diem, a
miles of Nakusp.
, Stores, Sawinillj
Shop and many other buildings. SALE OP THE POORMAN.
The Celebrated Montana Mine Purchased by Englishmen.
The Poorman mine, the property of
the Coeur d'Aiene Silver-Lead Mining
Company, in the Coeur d'Aiene district, Idaho, has been sold to English
capitalists   for   $500,000,   of which
$100,000 has buen paid down, and the
balance in two equal pavments, in six
and twelve months.    The property is
one of the greatest lead producers in
the country, and for the past six years
has paid dividends regularly until
the last three or four months, when
it has only' been worked sufficiently
to pay expenses.    This is the first investment in the Coeur dlAlene district
of , English , ca pital.    The  principal
owners „• are-.•-■■ Ben   Kingsbury,' Patsy
Clark/and John Noyes, of Butte; W.
C. Gillette, Joe Davis, and Joe Wool-
man, of Helena.
The Poorman mine is a remarkable one in many respects. It was located nearly 10 years ago. It adjoins
the Tiger, owned by S. S. Glidden,
and is across the canyon from   it.
" Scott Macdonald, now a substantial
resident of Wallace, was the original
locator. For three jrears it was involved in jitigation, arising from a
^bnfiict .of•;■-: 'boundary  lines,, daring
'.^feifi'^ofin'^'l-BurKe's name figured
prominently in the records. The suit
■i^as cOmpi'omised ?ukI:the rec erit owners ^nrcnas<ed thei mine for the sum
of ^8o,ooo.     ■ '.-,;:-v';:;;■;'-^
It has paid f36p, 000 in dividends
since then. That was clear of all ex -
penses, and it is the most extensively
developed mine in the Coeur d'Alenes.
Patsy Clark, who is 'iio'w in Helena,
has been manager, ever since the
purchase by the company." It has
nearly! four miles of underground
work, besides extensive hoisting machinery andj, I'iiirips and a. concentrator.    l3iiring lliish times it paid' good
wages to 250 men., ,,,;
^The{ mine liasfeeaon the:inarkefr
six months. It was bonded three
months ago in thenainejdfa Efelctaa
man, the published price being an
even million, but half of that sum is
believed to be the right amount. The
purchasers 1 save .six- mouths'-and a
year in which to pay tlie remaining
£400,000,"and have the. privilege of
working the mine, which in itself is
an indication of their faith in the future of lead and silver.
Buchanan BFk,KaslOeB.C.
■' —AT— .''■-.      ,    ,
When you come in from the mountains of the
Slocan country.
Of Swansea ana wigan,
Analytical Chemist and Assayer.
The oldesu and most experienced
Assayer in the Province;
This hotel is the best in town, and
has ample accommodation for travellers.    The bar is supplied with
■  wines, liquors and cigars.
Plenty of accommodations for: travellers.    Good beds and good meals
Bar stocked with wines, liquors and
Ji P* B.
Graduate of Trinity University, Toronto. * Member of college Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario.
KASLO CITY,   ;'• -.'-;■    -     .-    B.C.
The only practical Watchmaker in
the Kootenay District. Orders by
mail receive prompt attention.
Going into effect on January 8th, 188J.
stelajm::e]:r, asrESLSoasr.
Mondays, 9     a.m.
Wednesdays, 5:10 p.m.
Thursdays,- 5 p.m.
Saturdays,      £5:40  p.m.
Tuesdays, 3 a.m.
Thursdays, 8 a.m.
Friday!?, 3 a.m.
Sundays, 8 a.m..
John Madden, Prop.
•     .,-    S ...
Everything new about the house except the whisky and landlord.
Everybody gets a hearty
'welcome andplenty:
■' ■'■:'. ■*''■•'■ ■'•."   to ;eat^ • /:
Gorman West,   . -     -    Proprietor.
.     THE ISTEAMER   , ;
Is open night and day and supplies
its patrons with everything in the
market.    Call in.
MM MCEMti fMimuM
Stages leave Kaslo daily at 8 avin.
for New I)enver. Returning will
leave New Denver, for, Kaslo at
•':,: - same,: hour..?'-' "j:.■ ■';*;' i:j":r'.::'■: ■;: #7
Satisfaction is   Guaranteed.
-Aj^7'.    :^r:'v^>J.-3COTT,;-i/'
Passengers from Kaslo, to make ■close connection with the Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway,
for points south, should take the steamer Nelson,
leaving Kaslo at 3 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The company reserves the right to change this
schedule at any time without notice.
Due notice will be given of the resumption of
service oil the Columbia river.
J. W. TROUPv Manacer.
Sptes Falls 1
Nelson & Fort Sheppard
The only through route from Nelson, Kaslo,
Kootenay Lake and all Slocan
■■'".  -°.-; Points.
Through Trains Semi-Weekly.
Leave 7a.m.
Arrive 5:40 p.m.
When in Kaslo stop at the Great
'Northern- Hotel.-■ Rates reasonable.
Headqiwrteis'-ior Hudson '-Bay.. Co.'s
' gOOdSi^''^"''"      ■'• -:'     '■•■'•-'.?-':--»   <'.fV'7"'-   -f ■ -
■'•NKI-SpN, B.C.,
-Landscape Photographers
^d'.'.Steei-Sin^aviiig8   ^   stock.
I ictures framed to order.
[ EAVES New Denver every day except Sunday
U for Fi-iur Afile Cify. at 7 a.m., and f< r Konan/.u
Cltv at S a.m. ■'l>'oturuing, the steamer-, leaves
B-j'.aiiza City for Xew Denver at 3 p.m. the same
litiV.       -i ('-*'■! • '-«-.".••. \r,<<i\y*■''■,•'!'^ ?'i'-v"-r:;i v-e'v.''!-;!' ;-!(!>!;-.■• •
t^.ocA^TKApiNG:& Navigation Co.,; (Ltd.) . ,,
Blue Ridge Hotel,
1() MILll*FR01 K1SL0.
Accommodations for travellers. Good
stables. The bar is stocked with
'choice liquors and'-eigars.5 Pack-
train in, connection with the house.
,   ooods   taken to. anv \ art of .the
■     ■   ' '    ', '" ■"       '>'.'■ .   '    , .   .
Commencing January 8th. 1894. on Tuesdays
and Fridays, trains will run through to Spokane,
arriving at ft:30 p.m., same day. Keturning. pas-,
sengers will leave 'Spokane at 7 a.m. on Wednesdays and-Saturdays,'arriving at Nelson at fo-'iO p.
m., same day, making close connection wiih the
stjea'mer Nelson for K.vslo and' all Kootenay lake
Passengers from Kaslofor Spokane and ail intermediate points on the N. & Ft. S. and S. F. &N.
Ry's should   take the steamer Nelson, leaving,
Kaslo on Tuesdays and Fridays at 3 a.m.
■■ JO.V/i
/.".-.. ETC., ETC.
Special Attention to Mining
front slC*' Kaslo, b.c.
Orer Bver's Hardware Store.
Atlantic Express ai*rives at 10:0O Daiiy
Pacific *• 4< '16:55     ••
Cheajjest, most reliable and safe route-to Montreal, Toronto, St. Paul, Chicago, New York,
and Boston. Kates $3 io $10 lower than any < th«r
Siiecially fitted Colonist Cars, in charge <f a
porter, for the accommodation of passengers holding second-class tickets.
• Passengers booked to and. from all European
points at lowest rates.
Low-freight, rates.   Quick de>p;<.tch.  -Merchants.
, will save money by havitig their weight roui'.ci via
" the C.P.R.
:  FiiJIand reliable infonnation given by appb ing
f-o     ■'''''
CxKO. McL.BllOWN,      I. T. jURE.TVSTEii,  ,
Asst Gen. Freight Agent,     LocaI Agent,
''Vancouver. Rovelstokt. LEDGE CROPPING
The first thunderstorm of. the sea
S3n passed over on'Monday.,
The Alamo mine was sold last week
for the alleged sum of $14,000.
New Denver lias an expert watchmaker; send your work there.    " f
There are about 50 persons encamped at the hot springs at present.
When inKaslo call on -Billy Kellem
and get a square meal for 25cfs.    f
Large fiocks of swallows have been
flying round the town this week.
D. A. McDougald left for Hot Springs
on Friday, for a: course of treatment
Fish are ' begining to bite in the
lake, but trout will not rise to a fly
just yet.
Rev. James Turner is expected to
hold services in- the schoolhouse next
Work is expected to begin on t h e
extension of the railway wharf in the
course of a few days.
Send your watch work to E. E.
Paddock,  New  Denver.    He  guar- J
aritees satisfaction. :t
/The mild weather has entirely broken up communication from the head
of the lake to Reveistoke.
The population of Perksville are
helping. to,swell the number of inhab-
itants in Nakusp this week.
The Arrow ma.de a special trip to
the'- head of the lake and Hot-Springs
yes"erday with a large party.
Th6s7.Abriel returned on Saturday
night from New Denver, whither he
had gone on important mining busi-
ness./ . i('-. ' . :''.::.
'The Arrow made her way to her
old landing place at the' head of the
bay Tuesday, for the .first time in
many moons.
EL M. Martin departed Sunday for
Wilson Creek, to'assume charge of J.
T. Nault's mercantile establishment
at that point.
The snowplow was run down over
the A. L. &.K.--R. on Saturday as far
as the Green Slide, in anticipation of
navigation opening up.
The citizens are looking after the
ranitarv condition of the town in a
satisfactory manner, all back yards
being cleaned up and the refuse destroyed.
The Byers Hardware Co., of. Kaslo,
has dissolved, Messrs. Guthrie and
Lendruni retiring. Messrs. Byers
■ahd-Ewart will continue under the
old name.
One-of thejOnrton bo vs. who have
T. Duffy departed on Monday for
Silverton where he will remain about
three weeks, to do his assessment
work on a promising claim near that
place called the Noonday.
The contract for carrying the mail
to the head of Slocan lake wrill expire
shortly, but no indication has yet been
shown by the authorities as to what
they will do in the matter.
R. B. Kerr, Ne w Denver's leadln g
barrister was in town during the latter part of the week on professional
duties. He was quite pleased with the
animated condition of the town.   ,
The ice has broken up oh the bay
and is drifting: about with wind and
current. No difficulty is to be met
with between here and Robson, but
the upper Columbia is still frozen up.
J. McDonald, who is at present living on a ranch at the head of the narrows, is preparing a large stock of
material for the purpose of establishing a boat house here, for the use of
the public. '.';■';':"'
J. Martin and wife and Roy Thomas
returned Sunday from New Denver.
Mr. Martin left for Kamloops, Monday
morning, to take charge of fitting up
one of the boats at' that point for nav1
igation on the Thompson river.
Nakuspites we re-debarred from receiving any; mail last week,; by" reason of the condition of the Jvaslo wasr-
on road. A liberal supply came in
Tuesday. : No regiilar mails will arrive until navigation withRevelstoke
is established. .
Monthly School Beport.
The report of the Nakusp Public
School for the month of March reads
as follows:—There were 15-p)upi.ls registered for the month, with an average attendance of 87 per cent. Marks
possible to obtain 950, of which Kate
McDougald received 839; Lyland
McDougald, 739; Norman Thomas,
621; John McDougald,, 613; James
Kelly, 545; Frankie Martin, 460.
Money Thrown Away.
1S f"uv'1 u,,v      Last year the Government appropriated a sum of money for the purpose of erecting cribs at the narrows
to  improve  the channel for navigation.    A gang of men were employed
and   the    work    completed   a   few
months ago.    While   the work certainly did increase the depth of water
at  the time, apparently no thought
was taken for the spring rise, the top
part of the cribs being but a few in-
taken up a ranch at Trout Greek, cut j chcs above the level of low water. In
■Ms hand badly-last week by foiling L fQW weeks  these will  be entirely
on the edge of an axe while descend- covered, and steamboat  men assert
ingahill. {that the danger has been accentuated
Capt.Smith received word Tuesday j rather than diminished, as they run
from Commodore Troupe to get the ; the risk now of stoving a hole in the
I ytton in shape to resume her trips to  hulls of their boats by reason of the
'b-son.    She is expected to get out  cribs.    No effort will be made to nav-
i:: the morning J igate the narrows on a dark night.
ILO & Co.'s
,-»o   "
"O.K.s," and
Factory and Salesroom:
For Member of tlie Legislative Assembly
%¥est=Eootenay Electoral  District.
General Agent
THE, undersigned announces himself as a candidate for member of the Legislative Assembly
from/ We>*t Kootenay District, subject to the ac =
lion of the convention to be -held at Nelson on
Amll, 12th, 1894.
Nelson, January 10th, 1891.
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