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Vol. 1. No. 29.
NAKUSP,, B.C., APRIL 19, 1894.
Price Ten Cents.
Front Street, West,
Kaslo, B.C.,
The Largest and Most  Complete   Stock  in   the  Kootenay
. , Country.    ■:.<■'• ;'.;';; '   ■'''.'<■ \/ ■    ".'.-."
Sngage Public Attention During the
Fresent Week..
Corning & Kodd, Prop.
The bar is stocked w;th the finest
brands of wines, liquors
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■ This^ hotel. • 4s .. situated near the
water front and has every accommodation for the travelling public.
u. s.
Good accommodations for travellers.
The bar is supplied with a good
stock of Wines, Liquors
and Cigars.
RISDALE  &  McKAY,   Proprietors.
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Beautifully situated on the Lake 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, with grand boating and
.-kefcching facilities for tourists and artists. The'
bar is supplied with the best brands of wines
iquora and cigars. The accommodations of the
Hotel are the fces'\
Monday evening, the Public School
Board met m T. Abriel's office, pursuant to a call from the chairman.
Routine business disposed of, Chairman McDougald.laid before the Board
a communication from Superintendent of Ediua ion Pope, which was to
the effect that, the Government Laving made a grant of■ $1,000 for a new
schoolhouse in Nakusp, it was necessary that the trustees should forward
to the Department the boundaries of
the proposed scho&l district, so that
the said grant could be made available. Animated discussion followed,
which resulted in Secretary Muirhead
being instructed to notify the Department that the boundaries of the district should be similar to those of lot
397, group 1, which constitutes the
The question then arose regarding
the site for the proposed -building.
Some time'agp the townsite company
agreed to donate as site just so soon as
the Government made a grant for the
desired building. This having been
done the Bpard decided to petition
the company for'the free grant of lotn
17, 18, 19 and 20,'in block 9, on the
Corner of Pine and Francis streets, almost in the rear of The Ledge office.
It was deemed advisable to [ call a
meeting of the citizens to decide as to
the disposal'of the, present building.
At the same time it was left to Thos.
Abriel to take the necessary steps to
secure the lot on which the present
building is'located.
In accordance with the idea expressed at the School Board meeting,
a gathering of the citizens was held
at Mr. Abriel's office on Tuesday
evening, there being a fair attendance. C. E. Smitheringale was voted to the chair, and at once called
the meeting to order. W. C. Muirhead, as one of the Trustees, was invited to lay before the assembled citizens such matters relating to tlie
school as demanded public attention.
The first question mooted was the
debt still remaining on the present
building. This gave rise to a long
and heated discussion. After several
schemes had been advanced for the
church affairs, free of all expense, irrespective of creed or denomination;
but that all outside parties, including
politicians, should be taxed a moderate amount. The chairman announced
that the church people would see to
it that lamps were placed; in the
building. ■
The meeting next endorsed the action of the Trustees regarding the
application to the townsite cornpairy
for a school site and then adjourned.
The Nelson Convention.
. On Saturday the delegates recently
elected in the various hamlets in the
south riding of the district met at
Nelson and nominated a candidate to
oppose the Government at the next
provincial elections. Twenty-six delegates were in attendance when the
roll was called. Speeches were made
by various parties, all bitterly antagonistic, to the Davie administration.
Nominations were finallv called, the
names of R. F. Green, Kaslo; John
Houston and J. Fred Hurne, of Nelson, being handed in. Upon a ballot
being cast, the result showed Jhat 15
votes had been cast for Hume, 10 for
Green, and 1 for Houston. Mr. Hume's
nomination was then ratified. The
oppositionists will take immediate
steps to organize their forces throughout the riding, preparatory to entering upon a spirited campaign.
The Downs and Ups of a Travelling
Editor's Life.
Kaslo Ought to Boom.
According to the Colonist the deputation  of Kaslo citizens and civic
officials who arrived in Victoria several days ago with the object of interviewing the Government in respect
to the Kaslo & Slocan Railway—asking that it be put on as favorable footing  a 5 the  Nakusp  &   Slocan—returned  home  Friday morning, evi-
dentlv satisfied with the outcome of
their interviews with Premier Davie
and  his colleagues.    The members
of the deputation were much pleased
with their courteous reception and
the distinct disposition shown by the
Government to deal fairly and squai e-
ly with them.    The amendments to
the railway company's act, introduced by the Government and which has
just become law, is pronounced entirely satisfactory, and construction will
I .now proceed at once.    When the del-
lifting of the debt, a committee, coin- jegafces left Kaslo the people  there
were waiting for the assurance that
the railway was a "sure go"; now
that they have received the welcome
news the burnt district will be immediately rebuilt, much finer structures in every way replacing those
destroyed by the fire of a few weeks
composed of Messrs. J. T. Nault, R,
Madden and McDougald, was ap
pointed to solicit subscriptions for the
purpose, as the easiest and quickest
way out of the difficulty.
Next came the disposal of the present schoolhouse. It was decided that
it should be devoted to all public and
Spokane is a beautiful city, but
financially at present it is a low
grade proposition, with only a portion
of the assessment work done. We
were only in the city a short time before a gentleman wished to negotiate ■
a loan of ten cents in order to keep
the coating of his stomach from rusting. He offered a silver chain as
security and we helped him out.
Several other parties interviewed us
relative to loans, hut as we are not
running a bank, we had to decline
any more business in that line.
Living is very cheap here. You
can get a meal for ten cents, with no
extra charge for the flies in the molasses. A room can be obtained for
$1 a week, cold water and yellow
soap thrown in.. These prices enable
editors and other gentlemen of limited means to sustain life with a small
outlay of capital.
We like Spokane's newspaper men.
The3r assay high hi the principles of
good fellowship, and  any  time they
come to Nakusp we will .divide our
pork and beans with them.    Press
Woodruff has written a book.    Press
forgot to send  us one, so we cannot
say anything  about   it.     Spokane
needs something funny just now, for
most of her people have that peculiar
cast of countenance which  denotes
resignation, busted hopes, and several
other things.    Some of them look so
sad that we generally feel like weeping when  we  pass them   by.    We
sympathize with the saddest of them.
We know what it is to have a million
and lose it.
The city   is plentifully   supplied
with peDple fromtie Kootenay. John
Ward, is here and talks of going co
Trail Creek to start an hotel.   J. F.
Piggott is accountant in the Review
office^   He informed us that John M.
Burke was in South Africa., or in tended   going   there.    Burke   has  been
lobbying   all winter   for  silver  at
Washington.    Mr.Suydam hasqti't'e
an exhibition of rock.'at his room, and
is   working   hard   to    sell    claims.
Messrs.   Wharton,    Harris,   Taylor,
Jones, Gilliam, and other well-known
Slocan mining men  are here, seemingly enjoying  the   balmy   air   of
spring.    Quite a number of prospect
ing parties are outfitting  here and
most of them will go into British Columbia,
We will leave here when we have
sorted up our stock of ten-cent meals,
and once more turn our face toward
the land of the Union Jack. We do
not like to leave our American cousins, but business is business, and we
will tear ourselves away for a trip to
the gold camp of Canada's mountain
province. ' * rrfliiriiii'irrwwtniiiiwiiinTiT i arwiniiiifiTinin umi'i   i  •  ri
CANADIAN IRON.        -(
Inexhaustible Resources Throughout
.        the Dominion.    ^M
A recent article on the iron resources  of Canada, in the 'Montreal*
Si»r, Gpntainjed much interesting, data,
which mayr^be, judge^ from tji0 fol-^
The Iron Age of New York recently published an article showing that,
Canada imports three-fourths as much
ironiand steel as the United Statesal-*|
thougji"the population of the latter.
country is thirteen times greater. No
otherVcountry has greater natural advantages for the manufacture of iron
and steel than the Canadian Domini
ion and any Canadian who makes a
study of the iron resources of Canada
must have a feeling of shame that the
Canadian people are content to import iron and steel from other countries which,    although   having-  no
greater natural advantages, have by
wise legislation developed great iron
and steel industries.   Canada is full
of iron.   Valuable deposits have been
found in every province and territory of the Dominion and   experts
have pronounced most of the Canadian
ores to be of the very best quality.
The remarkable, natural resources
of Nova Scotia, which has rich deposits of iron ore in close proximity to
unlimited quantities of coal, are well
known. New Brunswick has large
deposits of iron ore in Carleton,
Queen's, ;Sunbury, Restigouch and
Northumberland counties. In the
province of Quebec the richest beds
yet discovered are probably in the
county of Ottawa. Within a few
miles of the city of Ottawa is ah iron
hill which has been estimated to contain 100,000,000 tons of accessible
mineral of the best quality. Immense blocks of ore protrude from
the* hillside. The Hull or Baldwin
mine,is situated there. Eight miles
north-east of Ottawa city is the Hay:
cock mine, where Professor Chap-j
man estimates that there could be an
output of one hundred tons of ore per
day for one hundred and fifty years
without exhaustion. Rich deposits of
iron ore have also been found in
many other parts of the province, including the Eastern Townships.
At Moisie there are immense beds
of very valuable iron ore and large
quantities of bog iron ore of remarkable good quality are found in the
district of Three Rivers. In the province of Ontario nearly all the eastern and central counties have enormous deposits of superior ore, while
the north shore of Lake Superior is believed to be even richer in iron than
the southern shore, where are located the most valuable iron mines in
the United States. In many parts of
Manitoba and the North West Territories, very rich iron beds have been
found and new discoveries are constantly being made.    British Colum-1
biaj is rich in iron from the mountains
to the coast and the islands '.along the
coast are also bountifully supplied. £
But in the manufacture of iron we
>lJay]e'k!"'^nsid^iS6i'bhl^'%th^ ores at
-hand,   bu^ ihe? Su^^t % fuel and
fluxes.   Limestone is commonly used,
as a flilx to promote the fusibility of
the ores, ^atock-all' thei Cariadiari * provf
inces have^limestonfe deposits. '^ The
coal areas of Canada are estimated at
97f'200 square miles,  not including
those of the far north. In Nova Scotia1
there is said to be more coal to the
square inch 6ha'ril in-any' other part of
the   world.   New  Brunswick has &
number of coal seams,:. but. most of
those so far discovered are only a few
inches in thi'ck'ness aha' not of much
value. •    ' ?
:Bituminous coal of the best quality
is found side by side with iron along
the cqast of British Columbia and on
the neighboring islands. No doubt
itexists :in other parts of the province.*
On the Queen Charlotte Islands there
is anthracite coal. There is also an-?
fehracite!coal of the best quality near
the western boundary of Alberta.?
Further east iii Alberta there is bituminous coal, while in Assiniboia and
Manitoba there is lignite*' There is
no coal in Quebec or Ontario,' but
charcoal can be cheaply obtained, for
most of the iron districts are well
managed, while. they are in many
cases practically Useless; for agricultural purposes. - With wise forestry
laws, stringently •" enforced, there is
no reason why Ontario and Quebec
should not produce unlimited quanti
ties of charcoal for all time to come.
Charcoal iron is far superior to coke
made iron. The only objection is that
it is too expensive. '"?".•;'•'.
The manufacturers who tise iron
as raw material might soon establish
a high reputation for their goods both
at home and abroad by using charcoal iron and steel more extensively
than they do, although .there are
many purposes for which cokeViron is
good enough. If the manufacture of
charcoal iron were carried on extend
ively in Ontario and Quebec the
price might be brought down low
enough to enable manufacturers to
profitably undertake the making of
many articles of superior quality that
can now only be obtained from other
countries. Charcoal iron is now used
very extensively in the manufacture
of car wheels in Quebec province, and
in the malleable iron works of Ontario for
plements and other purposes.
sections of agricultural im-
W hen in Kaslo call on Billy Kellem
and get a square meal for 25cts.
For Member of the Legislative Assembly
West Kootenay Electoral  District.
THE undersigned announces himself as a candidate for member of the Legislative Assembly
from We*t Kootenay District, subject to the action 6f the convention to be held at Nelson on
April 12th, 1894.
Nelson, January 10th 1894.
Wm. Hunter.
W  G. McKinnon.
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New Denver and Silvertoii.
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All kinds of Miners7 supplies kept constantly; in stock.
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The San Francisco Call, daily
spid weekly, will fill the bill
exactly. It is the brightest and
spiciest journal on the Pacific
coast. Send for a sample copy
which will be promptly sent to
Corner Post and Railroad Ave
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Bittittfl^ttfrii^^^^ THE HOT SPRINGS.
Life at tlie Famous Arrow Lake Watering ^Place,
Editor of Nakusp -Ledge: <
Sir,—I left Nakusp for the Hot
Springs a few days ago, on the str.
Arrow, and had a very pleasant triy).
The captain was courteous and spared
no pains to. see that I was made ronir
fortable. We arrived at the Springs
two hours from the time we left Nakusp^ There were about 20 peiMms
awaiting the landing of the passengers. I was at once introduced te J.
McMillan, who keeps a general store
at the Springs, and; he extended a
a kindInyitation to me to dine with
him, which 1 accepted. ■ He served
dinner in right royal bachelor style,
at, the same time acquaifiting me
with his connection with the Springs.
He stated that be had been baidfor
20 years, "But,r said he, ''Look at
my head now." Sure enough there
was a promising crop of soft hair coy-i
ering his once very bald cranium.
He fondly believes that be can captivate one^op the' iair sex. now.
I next: met with Captain Sanderson,
the proprietor of the Springs.    He is
building a large hotel, which commands a graiid view of the lake, and
which, .when^completed; will have
accommodation for 75 guests.It will;
be ready ibr occupatioh the   earlyj
part of June.   I nex:t started tp-climb,
the hill to tlie^ springs, which are at
an elevation of iulj y 500 feet: above5
the level of the beach.   The first man
I met there was Mr. Daly, Superintendent of the Nakusp & Slocan RaUV;
way..-,:.; He sliook me by the hand and;
said this was just the place to get the
Nakusp booze boiled out of one.
The Arrow Lake Hot Springs are
becoming quite-famous for their medicinal properties, It is wonderful the
cures■■tliat have been effected here
One man brought here suffered so
much from rheumatism that he had
r,o be carried from i;he beach to the
Springs; and he had to employ a man
to assist him in and out of the baths.
Today he is just as well as ever he
was, and able to perform his daily
labor. There are upwards of 40 ] a-
'.tients here at'present from ail points;
Spokane, Three Forks, New Denver,
and Nakusp are well represented:'
TI) ere was a con cert gi ven' h ere th o
other evening..'and -it proved to be a
grand  success.     Proceedings   com
ltienced slsarp <!t 7:o0 o'clock.    1). A
McDoug:«ld, of Nakusp,-was  chosen
chairman, and fpi.ened' the enfiei.kiiu-,
menfc' wtih  a   few   hajjy' rpn:m'ks. ;
The prog; oil)ii:0 was as follows: Sony. J
"The La-clsThat Were'liaised Among |
the Heather,'"' J- &• Devlin,   1 otter j
known as   'The Gunner In.ivin v,a! J.
way;" soiig, /'Bluebells of Scbsiai.d,1' j
D. A. McDougald; an Irish recir.a'!o;:, )
J. K.   Devlin, which  In ought down |
the hous-e;  song,  Sandy  McDonald; I
recitation, A. S&ntoi i: G a el re song, J. !
Cameron: duet, Messrs. Jackson &
$w;>nson; song; J. K. Devlin; song,
D. K. McDou^.'d; $wvd dance, A,;
Ferguson; song, Sandy McDonald.
Tbe ec^ee;« w*% b'oa^h; ro a cio>e
bv ? i bnods jo: o og 5.Q;- s» o^ ag tie
National .Antben?.
Plenty of accommodations for travellers.   Good beds and good meals
Bar stocked with wines, liquors and
Commission Merchants.
John Madden, Prop^
If   you   have   Money  and
want to   meet   Monied
Men stop  at the
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
/Northwest. '.;   V- '■■'/.
518 and 520 First ayenuc, Spokane, WasL
Sa^r   Mill,
Everything new about the house ex^
ceptithe whisky and landlord.     ;
..."r; t-   Everybody gets a hearty
'■*>'-. ■<<   welcome and plenty
.■-: ~ "'■■'■*."■.     to eat. :-:l
Gorman West, .
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:     In lengths of from 12 tq ^.0,;f<^t;v''-Aiiy kind   *	
v    of bill stuff can be ctit at short notice.
-     ^Shingles, Laths, Mouldings, Turned Posts and .
B^ Brackets*   Etc.     Two   Carloads
>   Sash   and   Doors;   Two  Carloads   Dry  Fir
■       Clear Flooring, 4iri.;   One Carload Dry Fir
':■]:   Clear   Ceiling; 4 Carloads   of  Clear Cedar,
fc: Finish.; One Carload Glass, Paints, Oils,
etc., including Fancy- Grlass,Wood Stains, etc.
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B.    T.    IiOWEBY,    EDITOR    AND
OXB TKAK  .$3.00
SIX MONTHS ................................:.  1.50
THREK MONTHS . '.'. ":■'...'...... ..'..  1.00
Advertising rates furnished on application.
alleged charges of corruption against
the Government in connection with
the Nakusp & Slocan Rail way.
John Sanderson is after Gold Commissioner Fitzstubbs with a sharp
stick, accusing him of falsifying Government pay rolls and general malfeasance in office.
Correspondence from every partof the Kootenay
District and communications upon live topics
always acceptable. Write on both^sides of the
paper if you wish. Always send something good,
no matter hoAY crude. Get your copy in while it
is hot,' and we will do the rest.
THURSDAY,  APRIL 19, 1894.
Nova Scotia, by the overwhelming
vote of 41,459 to 11,310, has pronounced in favor of the prohibition of the
liquor traffic, making the fourth province to do so within .the past few
months. '■"■■'■■'•''      ■■'"
In the new Redistribution Bill
brought down in the Ontario Legislature, Toronto, Hamilton *> and Ottawa
have been given each an additional
member. This will make the total
number of members in the House 94.
A complete liistory of the Kootenay
country, from tlie earliest days to the
present time, is being ''compiled by R. T.
JLowery. Expei'ieneed men 'with, valuable information would confer a favor
toy sending: their address to this office.,;'
The Local Legislature was prorogued last week by Lieutenant-Governor Dewdney, after one of the most
stirring sessions in the history of that
body.o A vast amount of legislation
has taken place on many topics, calculated to be in the best interests of
the people, chief among which have
been the Redistribution Bill and that
relating to the Nakusp & Slocan Railway. But it is principally in regard
to the latter subject that the late session will be remembered, for thereon
the Opposition has assayed, bv every
means in its power, to thwart and
baffle the Government, but to no apparent purpose. Hon. Mr. Davie has
been able to wriggle himself out of
tight places with surprising facility,
albeit his statements have °had the
same pith as at first, although disguised in very specious terms to
suit each occasion. On the' whole,
however, the Davie administration
has done well, and a due meed of
praise is their portion. No doubt
they have done what they deemed
best to-further' the varied interests of
the country, and if they have erred, let us hope and trust that it
has been through lack of judgment
rather than otherwise. A few weeks
more and the elections will be upon
us, and then the people will have the
desired opportunity "of. proclaiming
their estimate of Mr. Davie and his
President Cleveland has vetoed the
Bland Seigniorag-e Bill, in deference
to the wishes of eastern gold bugs.
But a day of reckoning is approaching. _____
Hon. Mr. Davie has moved for a
Royal Commission to investigate the
The Nelson convention is oyer and
J. Fred Hume gets the nomination,
despite the untiring efforts of the sympathizers of R. F. Green. Great is
the rejoicing at the county town, /but
greater is the mortification in Kaslo.
Mr. Green is credited with the assertion that he will come out as a candi-
date, notwithstanding.-, the verdict of
the convention. In that case the
Government nominee would stand an
excellent chance of being elected.    .
J.Sandholm, notorious for his hand-
iness with the knife, made his escape
from the Nelson prison Tuesday, in
company with another prisoner.
W. Cahill was sent down, to the
Nelson hospital on Monday's boat^ as
was also J. W. •: Oleson, who met with
the accident reported last week. The
former is an aged man and has been
ailing all winter. On Saturday Gen-
elie Bros, took up a subscription of $30
for the poor fellow, who was,broken
in pocket as well as health.
Provincial Secretary's Office.,
March 2sth, 1891.
HONOUR the Lieutenant-Governor has
been pleased to appoint the following persons
to he Collectors of Provincial Voters for the several Electoral Districts as constituted by the "Legislative Electorates and Elections Act, 1891,". viz.:
Henry T. Thrift, for Westminster Electoral
District, Riding of Delta.
L. W. Paisley, for Westminster Electoral District, Riding of Chilliwhack.
R. G. Clarkk, for. Westminster Electoral District, Riding of Dewdney..
Robert McBiiide, for Westminster Electoral
District, Riding of Richmond.   ,
W. B. Town send, for New Westminster City
Electoral District.
John McAllister, for Vancouver City Electoral District.
Joseph Buru, for Yale Electoral District, West
Wm. M. Cochrane, for Yale Electoral District,
East Riding.
Ernest T. W. Pearse, for lrale Electoral District, North Riding.
Ewen Bell, for Lillooet Electoral District, East
Gasi'Er Phair, for Lillooet Electoral District,
West Riding.    .
W. J. GOEPEL, for West Kootenay Electoral
District, South Riding.
Thos. L. Haig. for West Kootenay Electoral
Division, North Riding.
Frederick Norbury, for East Kootenay Electoral District.
John Stevenson, for Cariboo Electoral District. /
\V. H. Dempster, for Cassiar Electoral District^
J. B. McKilligan, for Victoria City Electoral
District. .
John Newbigging, for North Victoria Elec
toral District.
James W. Meldbum, for South Victoria Electoral District.
Wm. J, Rant, for Esquimalt Electoral District.
H. O. Wellburn, for Cowichan-Alberni Electoral District. -
Herbert Si-anton, for Nanaimo City Electoral
District..  .;.-. * ;■;-;.'■; . .■_■,-;■■-,•.'.::..\j. ■■■.: r;- :■■;.:",    ..;■■■-,
George Thomson,for North Nanaimo Electora1
District. ■,:■   , ■'••.,.-,.- .
Samdel Drake, for South Nanaimo Electoral
.   W. B. Anderson, for Comox Electoral District.
And His Honour tlie Lieutenant-Governor has
been pleased to appoint the following persons to be
Distributing Collectors under the said Act in the
following places, viz.:— "■■      .
Charles War wick tin. New Westminster City.
James MclNTOSHi. ..in Kamloops.
Napoleon Fitzstubbs. .in Nelson.
Joel Bhoadwell. . .in North Victoria.
FrederickSoues...in Clinton.
Mark Bate. ........ in Nanaimo City,
Provincial Secretary's Office,   .
22nd March, 189J.
PURSUANT to the powers conferred in that be-
. half by section 22 of. the "Legislative Electoi'-
ates and Elections Act, 1894," His Honour the
Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council has been, pleased
to order, and; it is hereby ordered, that the form Of
claim to vote hereto appended, be substituted fpr
Form A in the Schedule to the "ProvincialVoters
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"..•■;■■■ ■ '        ' By Command, . - -
Provincial Secretary.
^arber and; :':
slogan Ave.
Notice of Claim to be Griven the Collector.
To the Collector of the Electoral District of
I. the undersigned, claim so have my name inserted in the Register of voters for the
Electoral District, in virtue of my being a British
subject of the full age of twenty-one years, having
resided in this Province for twelve months, and m
the said Electoral District for two months immediately previous to the date hereof, and not being
disqualified by any law in force in this Province.
Dated at        , in the Province of British Colum
Tlie bar is stocked with the finest
brands of wines  liquors and cigars.
day of
i Signature '	
(All Christian names and surname to be given
at full length.) ■
(Full particulars to be given, such as number of
house, if any; name of street, if any, etc., so
that applicant's usual place of abode may be
easily ascertained.)
Profession, trade, or calling	
Interrogatories to be ansAvered by claimants for
enrolment as Provincial voters.
1. What is your Christian .name, surname, place
of residence and occupation ?
2. Are you of the full age of twenty-one years ?
3. Are you a natural born, or naturalized, sub
ject, and which ?
4. Have you ever taken, the oath of allegiance to
any foreign state or been naturalized as a j
subject of any foreign state, and if so have
you since been naturalized as a British subject, and when and where ?
5. Have you resided in the Province of Biitish
Columbia for twelve' months prior to the date
of your application to be registered as a Provincial voter ?
6. Have you resided or had your chief place of
abode in this Electoral District for a continuous period of two months prior to this date?
If not in this district, in what (if any) Electoral District ?
Are you now registered as a Provincial voter
in any Electoral district '.in British Columbia?
(If the answer be yes.): In what District ?
Do you noAv reside in the District for which
. yoi\ apply to be registered as a Provincial
On what premises do you reside ?
A. McDongrald
Choice    location and   com-
-   mands a beautiful view .
of the surrounding
The Bar is supplied witn the
best brands of all kinds of
wines, liquors and cigars.
The DiNiNa Room is supplied
with all the 'delicacies of
the season.
Charges Moderate.
A Call Solicited.
Slocan Ave.
a     »n    «
GROCERIES and PROVISIONS at very low prices
FRESH CANNED GOODS always in stock.
A full assortment of Choice CIGARS and TOBACCOS, NAVIGATION OPENED.
Winter's Long Siege of Frost Broken
up at Last.
Everyday last week the citizens
looked for the str; Kootenay, from
Robson, as an indication of the opening* of navigation on the Columbia
river, but it was hot until Thursday
night that she put in an appearance.
She left Robson at 10 p.m., reaching
here at 9 a.ni.,': there being barely
sufficient water to float: her in the
Narrows. Commodore Troup and
Purser Anderson were; im charge.
She had a small cargo and a passen -
ger list of five. ,
Early Friday morning Capt. Troup
ordered the Kootenay to tie up, and
proceeded with theXvtton to the head
of the lake to ascertain the condition
of the ice on the upper river. She
had a large number of passengers
aboard for the Hot Springs and Revelstoke. Very little difficulty was
experienced in getting through the
ice, and the boat was enabled to get
within half a mile of the Green Slide
early in the day.
Telegrams were then despatched
to the steamboat, railway, express,
postal, and other interested parties,
acquainting them with the welcome
fact that navigation had opened up.
The Lytton remained till Sunday, in
the expectation of securing mail, but
none was received. From 5 in the
morning till 2:30 in the afternoon the
Lytton. had a hard time in descending
the river, by reason of the floating
ice, which persistently blocked her
progress. Ill that length of time she
made but one mile and it was not until 8:30 in the evening that the boat
reached here, with no freight and
few passengers. Capt. Troup stated
it was the roughest trip he ever experienced.
Yesterday the Lytton went north
again, in order for Captain Troup
to confer with the C.P.R. officials as
to the summer schedule, which will
be announced in due course. Whether
any more than one boat will run on
the river the entire season depends a
great deal upon the silver market.
Should the prices go up the entire
fleet will bec required to handle the
ore and other freight. The running
of trains from Spokane to Robson, will,
it is hoped, warrant a daily boat to
this place, as this route is unquestionably the quickest and easiest into tlie
Slocan country.
Captain Gore will probably be in
command of the season this season.
She is not expected up from North-
port till May'l. During the past few
weeks she has been freighting ore
from Trail Creek to Northport, some
900 tons in all. This was now completed and. the boat tied up undergoing repairs. An incandescent system
of lighting is being put in, the boat
rejainted, and other improvements
effected for the purpose of better fit
ting her for passenger traffic.
Capt. Trcup ..stated that slow progress was being made on the Arrow
Lake Railway. The construction
gang had put the road in good shape
for about half a mile below the Green
Slide, but it will be some weeks before they get to the head of the lake.
Just as soon as the sta^e of water
will permit the hauling of-.■iron, rolling stock, and other necessaries for
the Nakusp Railway will be com
J. L. Cross, the well-known liquor
traveller of Vancouver, came over
from Kaslo Friday. As a result of
his visit Nakusp's surplus stock of
"dead marines" will be removed
shortly.-- ';'..-■'. ::-'-v- ■-'
ft l C. Joslyi lie ft,
Dealers la
Pianos,  Organs,  Musicians'   Supplies, Sewing Machines, and
NOTICE is hereby given that on the 6th day of
April, 1894, the Maps, or Plans, of tlie Lands
required and. intended to be parsed over by the
Nakusp & Slocan Railway Company,and the Book
of Reference for the said Railway, were filed in the
office of the Registrar General of 'Titles, Victoria,
Dated this day of ,1894.
(of the firm of MePhillips,Wootto« & Barnard,)
Solicitor for the Nakusp &
29-4t. Slocan Railway Company.
11   Howard   Street,  '
SPOKANE,- •„'<■.-■:     r      ' /    WASH.
'AVING- been appointed agent for a large
wholesale tailoring establishment in Eastern Canada,! beg leave to state that
I am prepared to take orders for clothing from all
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 just arrived.
ROS. & CO.
Commission Merchants
& Wholesale Importers
,-.,■■' __OF—- ■
, and Cigars.
.......;!    STOVES!    STOVES !
Tinware and Hardware by the Carload.
Groceries, Provisions, Flour & Feed
Stocked Regularly from the East.
Dry Goods, Clothing, Eigby "Waterproofs, Gents' Furnishings, Gentlemen's, Ladies' and Children's
Boots, Shoes, and Rubber
IMIillinery     'and    I^a^n/tlee,
In   all   the   Latest  Fashions.
H- :nv coursier
— : O :
SoJbLjjEij C-^XJ Jrt XjjLfeS'J.' "
Underwear. Hosiery,
Mens' Furnish ings,
Mens' Ready Made
Gloves, Ribbons. Silks,
Satins, Cashmeres,
Melton & Serge Cloths,
Carpets, Blinds, Cottons, Hats and Caps,
House & Table Linens,
Boots and Shoes.
Hungarian Flour,
Sugars, Bacon, Hams
Coffees, Teas, Spices,
Jams, Pickles, Oatmeal, Biscuits,
Canned Vegetables,
Canned Fruits,
Dried Fruits, and
Fancy Toilet Soaps,
Cigars and Tobaccos,
Grindstones So Fixtures
Crosscut & Rip Saws,
Axes and Handles,
Nails, Screws, Bolts,
Round, Flat, Square Iron
Oils,   Paints,   Glass,
Horse Shoes and Nails,
: o :
Miners can get a complete outfit Here. m1--.'-■■ "•
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ecominsr' noted for their Medici
u.,' ht j 11 mpt ngssamA*
*j^ ■! li-tTwrnf^wi i-owf fl f m *|(M ««■ iif i ■ynflynfflpsni^mm
■ »   •    •    at*-
ith"-the'" completion   of  tlie Nakusp & Sloeaii'. Xteilroad,/ T&ousaiids. of tons of
ore will fee 'brought', to .Nakitsp from the-rich, m
steamer for' Revelstbte.   ,
©old'and Silver Ledg'es
'    The town already contains Six Hotels,. Sey<
with-a capacity of 3 0,000 .'feet-per'diem, a-, substanti
Shop and many other buildings.
bin three miles of 'Nakusp.'■
Ming*Houses,'Stores, SawmL*,
liarf, Warehouses, "Blapksmith.
>;.-j iZ 1 ■" "•'' -ViVinffj;*»rtt ^ ": -rwf-i -..■..., ~ -« -. KASLO ASSAYED.
Mrs. D. Bruce has acquired possession of the Fifteen-Mile House.
The Antelope shipped 4,500 pounds
of ore to the smelters last Saturday.
Kaslo's wagon road to .the mines is
practically impassable at present, it
being in a shocking condition.
The Kaslo Provision Co. is now installed in their new building on Front
street, near the Leland House.
The public ball, On Monday, in aid
of the school was very successful,
something like $38 50 being realized
over expenses. ■''. ■
The Ainsworth took Lane Gilliam's
pack train to Lardo last Sunday, to
obtain pasturage, which is abundant
in that neighborhood.        v
The steamer Alberta, formerly the
State of Idaho, is now in condition to
. resume her trips on the lake.    High
water is required to fioat her.
J. M, Buckles* and E. J. Carrell,
noted American capitalists, are in
the city for the purpose of acquiring
a foothold among the Slocan treasure
.•■^'Tjiforkmen    have   been   engaged
clearing the lots on   the   corner of
Front and Fourth streets, formerly
occupied by the Grand Central Hotel.
Building" will soon follow.
Kaslo's Court of Revision disposed
of a lot of business at its meeting on
Monday. A large grist of appeals
were satisfactorilv arranged, without
materially afi^cting- the list.        ^   ;
The^angof men, who have been
employed by fits and starts by the K.
& S.R.- Co., erecting bridges on the
right of way, are once more in town.
They claim to. have everything in
shape as far as Bear Lake. *■.
The steamer Spokane arrived at
Bonner's Ferry .last Tuesday night
from Kaslo. She made one of the
fastest trips recorded. Sire cleared
next morning with a. large amount of
freight and many passengers. The
steamers are making regular trips.
Work has been begun on the scheme
mooted by E. Stebinger for furnishing
.irlectricity to the city, Al. Henderson
being engaged erecting a dam on the
river, one mile from town. The
plant is,to cost $10,000. By-laws regulating the sanfe will be enacted by
the Council.
A meeting of the provisional board
of. the Kaslo Hospital was held on
Thursday, in jhe Presby terian church,
there being a good attendance. The
hospital was reported to be in first-
class condition, with a balance- of $78
in the hands, of the treasurer! Following is a list of the oMcers appointed:—- President, f.; John Keen; .-vice:
president, A. W.■•-Wright? secretary
James Easton: treasurer, O. T. Stone;
directors, A. B. Irwin, A. L. Davenport, J. G. McGuigan, W. M. R. McDonald, Miss Kellett, and Mrs. Taylor.
Buchanan Brk,KasloeB.C.
When you come in from the mountains of the
Slocan country.
'    KASLO, B. C.
Graduate of Trinity University, Toronto.    Memberbf college Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario.
« ,       .'.,..■.,"    ■     ,• .
G. B. HUME & Co.,
Wholesale and Retail. Dealers in a
all kinds of Raw Furs. Branch
Store at Trout Lake.
Of Swansea ana vvigan,
Analytical Chemist and Assayer.
The oldes„ and'most experienced
Assayer in the Province.
The only practical Watchmaker in
the Kootenay District. Orders by
mail receive prompt attention.
Going into effect on January 8th, 1804.
Mondays, 9      a.m.
Wednesdays, 5:40 p.m.
Thursdays, 5, p.m.
Saturda}rs,      jjj5:40   p.m,
Tuesdays, 3 a.m.
Thursdays, 8 a.m.
Fridays, 3 a.m.
Sundays, 8 a.m.
Stages leave Kaslo daily at 8 a.m.
: for New Denver.     Returning Will   \. Pa^engers from Kaslo, to" make; close connec-
i^«'Vr« a.t*~, ,   rS ''■•"■£>      V^    7      i   tio.n mtlrthe Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway,
;;-..     leave ATeW  Denver  for Kaslo at (for points south, should take m steamer Nelson!
-:"■-'-'-'"   v" 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 on the Columbia river.
J W. TROUP. Manager.
:■:.    same
Satisfaction is  Guaranteed,
kaslo, b. c, r     :"■;
Is open night and day and supplies
its patrons with,.everything in tile
market.    Call in. ;;
r ..
I EAVES New Denver every day except Sunday
1j for Silverton, at 7 a.m., and for'Bonanza
Citv at 8 a.m. Returning, the steamer leaves
Bonanza City for New Denver at 3 p.m. the same
day. \
Slocan Trading & Navigation Co., (Ltd.)
■",.;__        \V. C. MCKINN.OX.
v —       .■.......':        .      ■.; .:..,.:..;.' 'Secretary
Special Attention to Mining
-     Interests.      ,     !i'
Over Bver^s Hardware Store. ■ ■
Spp Mis k llera
Nelson & Port Sheppard
The only through route from Nelson, Kaslo,
Kootenay Lake and all Slocan
Through Trains Semi-Weekly.
Leave 7 a.m.
Arrive 5:10 p.m.
Commencing- 'January .8th; 1894. on Tuesdays
and Fridays, trains "will run'through to Spokane,
arriving- at 5:30 p.m., same day. Returning-, passengers will leave Spokane at 7 a.m. on Wednesdays and Satui'days, arriving: at Nelson at 5;10 p.
m., same day, making-close connection -with the
steamer Nelson for Kiislo and all Kootenay lake
Passengers from Kaslo for Spokane and all 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.
'"•■■      ;- '■   '■        :-'      "' "'     . v;» '■'     ?/'   r   ■
Accommodations for travellers. Good
stables. The barjs stocked with
choice liquors and-cigars. Pack
train in connection with the house.
Goods taken to any part of the
Mcdonald bros., Props
Is the Proprietor of the
Great Northern Hotel
Atlantic Express arrivrcs at 10:00 Daily
Pacific        ' *« «* ■ 16:55     "
And serves Meals in any
Style you can desire.
Call in and gaze at his
Menu when you visit
Cheapest, most reliable and safe route to Montreal, Toronto, St. Paul, Chicago,-New York,
and Boston. Rates S3 to $10 lower than any other
rente. .
Specially fitted Colonist Cars, in charge of 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 despatch.   Merchants
, will save money by haviug their freight routed via
Full and reliable information given by applying
Asst Gen. Freight Agent,    Local Agent,
Vancouver. Revelstoke. LEDGE CROPPINGS
Frank Bourne left for Revelstoke on
the Marion Saturday.
Dan McGillivray will be up from
Vancouver in a few days.
New Denver has an expert watchmaker; send your work there.      f
S. M. Hogue journeyed up to the
Green Slide yesterday on business.
The tug boat Nakusp, belonging to
the sawmill, was launched Monday.
D. A. McDougald came down from
the Springs Friday, returning yesterday.
The Fashion Chop House, Millard &
Colletto, proprietors, is to resume business: ".'■■'' ■■.,■'.,•■.■■■'■;■
Mrs. M. Kelly, B. Rodd, and XT.
Nault departed for Revelstoke Wed-,
The Lytton had an average passenger and freight list up from Robson
yesterday. '
Ed. Thoma s arrived in yesterday
on the Lytton, together with his
freight team. .;■■;*
Many enquiries are being made at
the coast and elsewhere regarding
Nakusp realty.
Send your watch work M E. E.
Paddock, New Denver. He guarantees satisfaction, t
. Hugh Madden has entered into
partnership with U. S. Thomas in the
Nakusp House bar.
R. Shields, of Nelson, a property
owner in Nakusp, arrived in on the
Lytton yesterday.
L. Danscereau, manager of the I.
C. Co. 's stores, left on a trip to Vancouver by yesterday's boat.
When in Kaslo stop at the Great
Northern Hotel. Rates reasonable.
Headquarters for Hudson Bay Co.'s
goods. t
W. Brown, formeiiv owner of the
Chicago Hotel, Kaslo, passed through
town Wednesday, on his way to the
Provincial Constable J. D. Graham
formerly of Kaslo, but more recently
of Nelson, has been removed to Revelstoke.
Mrs. J. Martin departed on yesterday's boat to join her husband in the
rity of Kamloops. The lady will be
greatly missed here.
Father Bunoz, of Nelson, arrived in
on Thursday night. He celebrated
mass to large congregations, on Saturday and Sunday mornings, in H.
Maclden's cottage.
Mrs. W. C. Muirhead received
word Tuesday morning that her father and sister had landed in Montreal, the previous evening, en route
to Nakusp from England.
Cummings & Richardson have secured their wholesale liquor license,
and they will at once proceed to stock
their premises with a big supply of
the choicest of wet groceries.
J. Walsh has received word from
the postal authorities that until such
time as the railway is completed, the
mail between here and New Denver
will be carried as at present.
H. R. Hammond got word Tuesday
that his eldest son was lying dangerously ill at Tacoma, and requesting
his presence thereat. Later he got
another despatch stating that his son
had rallied and was on the fair road
to recovery.
The Kootenay and Columbia Prospecting and Mining Co., Ltd., (Foreign) has registered under the Companies' Act of British Columbia. The
head office of the company is at Ottawa, and the capital stock ■ is $40,000,
in $100 shares.r
Mr. McMicking, one of the Great
Northern dignitaries at St. Paul was
a passenger up on yesterday's boat.
He had come up to Nelson on business and could; not get back, owing
to his railway being tied up from end
to end with .a general strike of the
employees. Through the courtesy of
the C.P.R., Mr. McMicking was given
a pass home.
John Keen, C.E., president of the
Kaslo hospital, Thursday waited upon Premier Davie at Victoria to urge
that the institution of whose affairs
he is at the head, receive the usual
grant. The Premier explained that
the application had come too late to be
dealt with in the estimates, but promised to bring the matter before the
Executive Council for consideration.
Hugh Madden, erstwhile proprietor
of the Madden House, returned to
town on the0 Kootenay on ^Thursday
last. He left here three months ago
intending to go to South Africa, but
after spending a week in London,
Eng., he met so many returning from
the gold fields, that he decided upon
coming back to his native land. Mrs.
Madden and child are visiting at her
parents' home in Quebec City.
Condition of Railway.
As was anticipated by the engineers, the melting snows and spring
freshets have caused more or less damage to the grade of the Nakusp &
Slocan Railway. For some distance
towards the end of the track already
laid, the bed has sunken in places,
which will require attention before
the construction train can be rum It
is at the other end of thegrade where
the most damage has been done, the
cribwork '.on the larger portion of Mc-
Martin's contract having partially
caved, while the foundationsof One of
the bridges has been rendered uncertain. This was no more than to be
expected from the great mass of snow
which fell on the mountains during
the winter. However, it will not
take much time to put the grade in
shape, again. Track-laying will
commence in three weeks. The flat
cars here will be provided with
dumps, the better to enable them to
ballast the road. A locomotive from
the C.& K.R, now in the round house
at Robson, is to be brought up for this
road, it being much lighter than the
mogul now here.
NEW DENVER,      -      -       -      -      B.C.,
Is one of the best in the Slocan dis.
trict.   Call in.
BfflLO & Co.rs
Will leave Nakusp at
7 a.m. every -.'alter-'-
■;;,;';::'nate.   day   for
NewDenver     ■
Monday, Dee- 18y
RetlIrllillg, the next
day.; \:":^;yi:--y[^
: . Y Proprietor.
Work at the Sawmill.
Genelle Bros, have the prospect of
a busy season before t;hem.    During
the past fortnight they have been
running through considerable matched and planed lumber, not having
any logs on hand to operate the big
saws.    When their teams arrive from
Tapping Siding,   they will be despatched to the Narrows to haul out
cedar, which is required to plank the
extension to the railway wharf.    Upwards of 30 men will be employed at
the mill and in the woods during the
summer.    The firm   has still a large
amount of  timber to cut for bridges
and stations on the railway, under
last year's contract.    Still, with little
difficulty they could supply the home
and neighboring markets with   all
the lumber required.    A large tank
has been put up in the mill yard for
the purpose of supplying the railway
locomotives with water until proper
roundhouse facilities have been pro-
Factory and Salesroom :   .
VANCOUVER,    -    -    B.C.
Accommodations for 100 guests. The
Finest Bar in the Kootenay country. Headquarters for capitalists, speculators and miners.
Landscape Photographers
Keep a large quantity of Arcliitypes
and Steel Engravings, in st&ck.
Pictures framed to order.
This hotel is the best in town, and
has ample accommodation for travellers. The bar is supplied with
wines, liquors and cigars.
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