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Vol. 1. Nbf 11...
.'NAKUSP, B. C, DECEMBER 14, 1893.
Price Ten Cents.
Policy of its3uilders Substantially
Vindicated. >
General Agent for
OF MINES.    -
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The Nelson Tribune of Noy. 23rd
contained an article which was in
many respects misleading.   The motive of,   as/ well as the animus displayed by the paper in question says
the Vancouver World, can easily be
divined, but it is difficult to; understand how it publishes as a statement
of truth what is the very reverse.   If
the writer drew upon his imagination
then it must be extremely fertile: if
upon information supplied by disappointed contractors or other soreheads,
then the stuffing process was freely
indulged in. v
.The (Government in the first place
is not building the road.   AH that it
is doing is to carry out the: views of
the / Legislature, which were/:to the
effect.- that the  Province would,/ on
conditions specified in the act, guarantee the interest on the debentures
or bonds of the line, at the rate of 4
per cent, per annum/up to, ..but not to
exceed- the suni.of :;$25jGCp;per mile|-
which was, to construct,  equip and
maintain tho road for'/the,; term of 25
years.    The Dominion (jbvernmerit,
prior to the, passage of -the/act: in/ ^c-
toria^ihad.;agi^fiii^Ove/xt^hollthe sub.
sidy of $3j 200 per miley tb7Che ^kusp/
& Slocan railway, and before a sol£
tary cent is paid over, the road, a?
regards cur yes, • alignmen ts and ge n-
eral construction, must comply with
the terms and conditions of the-Dominion Railway Act      ;       \     '  l
The Provincial Government having
guaranteed   the- bonds, as^ already
stated,= and in order to protect the
public interests in the matter, has for
a time,   so we understand,  been assigned alL and every  interest whisli
the Nakusp & Slocan Railway Company may have ill the Federal subsidy,: which will be surrendered when
the line is completed.   This  is the
only financing the Government is doing for the undertaking, which is to
be of such immense importance not
only to Kootenay, bnt to the whole
province.   The Nakusp & Slocan road
is being built upon generally/the same
lines as was the Shuswap & Okana-
gan, and leased to the Canadian Pacific Railway for a term of years upon
conditions identically the same.
The Tribune's greatest mistake,
howeYer, is in the paragraph relating
to the cost of construction. It will be
observed that the limit of the Government's guarantee was. not to exceed
$25,000 per mile. 'The preliminaries
having been arranged for making a
start,   tenders were advertised   for,
and many responses made thereto.
If we mistake not the lowest tender
was accepted.    It was that of the Inland Development & Construction Co.,
for which D. McGillivray is manager,
and under wThose superintendence the
work is now being prosecuted.    The
price will not approach that named!
by our contemporary,   $23,000   per
mile,/ by at least $6,000, at least so we
are informed by parties who are in a
position to speak whereof they know.
The length of the line is placed at
38 miles, and the total cost is estimated at $650,030, not $900,000 as stated
by the Tribune. -It likewise makts
a great ado over the prices paid the
sub-contractors for the work they are
doing.   These are matters with which
the public have nothing to do.    The
lowest tenderer .in the first instance
was awarded the job/ and-deposited
securities  that   the work would be
completed , in   accordance   with the
plans and specifications/prepared by
the company's engineers and by/ the
time specified.    Whatever arrangements he. made with the sub-contractors is a matter remaining/with themselves. ;:■■/■'■ .', '/, '."'-'-.,/.. ::';d   ';v- ^
I    One thing, is/.certain, that1 upon' the
;work the manager for the construction
company expect? to earn a fuir dlvi-
dend    This, we think; the Tribune
will agree is in; nO. wa^: wrong nor in
any degree selfish. It is exactly upon
|the: principle; w^
that paper manage their own bukiiier s.
The: base insinuation/that at/least 20
per cent, wast to-'be'1 cleared on the job
and divided amongst a certain ring
is cowardly. Had theTribune takeif
the trouble to ascertain -the faces in
connection witTi the matter it;,would
have written in an entirely ;different
Bonner's Ferry Sleigh Hoad.
James Eckert was in Bonner's Kerry
last week to secure men to work on
opening up a sleigh road from Bonner's Ferrv to Kootenay Lake to con-
nect the Great Northern Railway;
with the steamers on the lake., The
road will run on the north side ofthe
river instead of on the south as last
winter. This will shorten the distance several miles/ They will have
the road in operation by the latter
part of next week, and there will be
"k big traffic over it during the winter.    Tlie ranchers are building it.
. ,.   .-..■.- :—«fc : ;,   .
Closing Their Offices.
E.  J.  Millard,   Vancouver,  route
agent of the Dominion Express Co.,
arrived down on Sunday's boat on a
tour of inspection,of the various offices
of the company in the district.    Owing to the great risks run;in shipping
goods by the Revelstoke route during
the winter, and by reason of the many
complaints sent into lieadquauers of
the damaged condition of the goods
recently received, it has been decided to closedown all the offices excepting that of Nelson.    The local affair-
wras shut up on Monday, much to the
disgust of the genial agent, F. Rib-
bach, and the public generally.    Express matter will still be accepted at
Nelson, to be forwarded by the Nelson
& Fort Sheppard Railway^ .- - ,   -*-&*„
There has been quite a clearing out
A the boys dnring the week, many
familiar faces having disappeared.
^.Edwards is seriously iU of pneu-
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Everything in connection with the
undertaking will be laid before the
Legislature, and it then will be found
that to the slightest details nothing
^vasdoue other than above board and
in a conscientious, manner.
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Capital Looking This Way.
W. B, Will, of New Denver,   was
in Spokane last  week on  his  way
home from a six -weeks' visit to Chicago and neighboring towns.    '.'The
Slocan country is attracting a great
deal of attention and is regarded favorably by investors," said Mr. Will.
* 'Those  w ho   a Iread y  have   investments'there' appear to be. well'satis-'
tied with them aud we may expect a
large amount of new capital to come
in as soon as money becomes a little
easier in the east."
mohia.afc the Madden House. He was
brought in from Slocan lake on Tuesday. ,       ■ .' -d'<. -
H. McKay of the Half Way House,
was in town on TuesdayV ■ He reports
business nourishing.   His house has
been further improved by having a
new floor put in.
Telegraph, communication to Revelstoke was resumed on Tuesday.
The wire 'is still dpwn between here
and New Denver, from which place
messages may be sent to Kaslo and
T. Abriel, real  estate dealer,/left
here yesterday for a week's business
trip to New Denver.    On returning j
he intends packing his valuables preparatory to making an exit to the|
outside for the winter.
F. Jordan, of Fire Valley, is spending the holidays in town.
Tlie meeting advertised to'.take
place in the schoolhouse on Sabbatlj
last to organize a Sunday school dici
not materialize. Nakusp stands badly
in need of an institution of this natur-
and some effort should be put forth t>\
once to get it established. l-.;-
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ore will be brought to Nakusp from
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steamer Toi^'I^TeistQke.
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9  Thoiisands of tons of
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Gold and Silver Ledges have bfeen
with a capacity
p^^ii6m, a ^sut^taniiiil W]
Shop and many other buildings.
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employed driving.the middle tunnel
o» ho Idaho, oGffi* tet.the^anneUs
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employed^ the »™t^._X,_
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W. C. McKjxnon.
The Slocan dry or belt just north o£
Bear lake, promises to be an interest-
ing section next year. Pisil Brinley,
of Kaslo, who- has been developing
the Corbett claim all summer predicts
a bright future for that section.
In conversation he stated that hot
much work would be done there this
winter, as few of the owners have
cabins built and supx^lics in store for
cold weather. Besides this many of
tlie mine-owners are poor men, who
have little "money* for development
Some of them are shipping a few tons
of ore to get a grub stake and in that
Vay can continue work through the
Beautifully situated on the Lake shore at the en
trance torthe best- and shortest road to the Slocan
mines arid New Denver.' The "best .fishing and
:lr,mtihg in tlie district, with grand heating and
sketching facil'ifies ''for tourists and artists. The
bar is supplied -with' tlie best "brands" of wine
liciuofj and cigars. ' Tho accommodations of tli<
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New Denver and 5ilverton^,,
H o tel are the best.
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All kinds   of Miners supplies kept constantly in stock
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This hotel is situated near the
water front and has every accommodation for the travelling public.
U. S. THOMAS, Prop.'
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winter.   Next'spring,  milete silver     -^. B, H. 0od?rrai?e   '
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WIUWH-       j.^~«    ~±"      y a^tc7\
Priees'fall, a large amountxf -devoir
Tiie'building of. railroads mto the
country will, benefit the miners im-1
u.enseiv, by reducing the cost of stop,,l
Vui- tho ore.' There will bo two roads
Lo the country at least, one providing; an outlet tt> the west through the
bustling little ci5y of Nakusp, and
the other Kaslo to the east, ...,
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n. & r. s. outfit.
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>'' Two new engines for ttoNelson&
Foit Sbeppard Railway ..arrived m
Spokane a weefe^o.from^the BgM.-
Svk Locomotive Works at PhiladeU
ohia- also'a new .rotary snow plowi
,£the Cook Locomotive Works a
Paterson,N,J.,.One of the engine
is a standard engine for passenge,
service and the other a ten-wheele •
During the winter two trams a wee.,
will be run between Northport and
- -^ •   --,- -."». The proprietor.,..has on hand
..". ^;'::^ -   :    4  -^ ; •.
In lengths of from 12 to 50 feet.    Any0 kind
of bill stuff can be cut at short notice.
. • *   '■. ^Shingles, Laths, Mou&ings, Turned Posts and^^:]
feallasters,   Brackets.   Etc. ;^ Two |/: Carloads
'Sash .and   Doors,   Two  Carloads' Dry  Fix
Clear Flooring, ,c4in.;   One1^ Carload Dry Fir
.Clear Ceiling, 4 Carload' Car Clear Cedar,
' f ■.,   for Finish.; One Carload Glass, Paints Oils,
x"1    ^etc., inckiding Fancy Glass, WoodStains, etc.
rvnm m
j,    :.Kiin?^stages, daily between /V" /
Stages leave each point at 7 a. m.
Fare^3,.5Q.   . ■■'.
•    VE.X MTTHEWS,     ;.
/. .■•-.. Manager.'
After October 20th the
Capt. Estabrooks,      -       -      -        -        Master
•/Will make one trip daily. Sunday exeluded, between New Denver uttd- the head of the Lake. >    :[
.! •;'. Leaves New Denver at 8 a. m.
Leaves New Denver daily at 10 a. in. for Silvertpn.
W. C. MCKinnon, Sec'y.
-: IS THE :•
Graduate of Trinity University, To-. .
voZ    Member of college Physl-     Gorman West,
cians and Surgeons. I
Everything-new aoout the house except the 'whisky and landlord
Everybody gets a hearty d
welcome and plenty
to eat.
-    .-    Proprietor.
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Published every Thursday.
P.    T.    LOWEBT,    EDITOR    AJTD
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OVK.TEAR .......,,%
MX MONTHS ..j....
Adve tiding rates furnished on application^
Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay
Pistriet and communications upon live topics
a,lwuys acceptable. Write on both side3 of the
paper if you wish. Always send something good,
no matter how crude. Get your copy i» while it
a hot, and we will do the rest.
The United States now ranks seventh in the order of naval powers of:
the world.
Hard times are prevailing in Spokane, where, we are informed, there
are fully 5,000 men out of employment. The outlook is dark in the
The  bye-elections on Dec. 4th in
North Bruce and East Lambton re-
[ suited disastrously to Sir Oliver Mow-
fat's Government; both ridings return
ing oppositionists   by  559  and 403
majority respectively. ? '      '
|       THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1893.
Should the new tariff bill pass the
American Congress, as it undoubtedly
will,vwithbufc few amendments/the
effect upon the coal and silver mining
industries of British Columbia will be
very marked indeed, arid we have?
no doubt that a new era of progress]
, and prosperity will be inaugurated.!
The removal of the duty on coal will
secure to the Nanaimo product the
San Francisco market—its chief dependence—despite the efforts that
may be jp"t forth by * other competitors. More men will, of necessity, be
• employed in the Vancouver Island
collieries, and business generally will
improve to a marked extent. ; v
. But it is our own immediate neighborhood that the proposed: tariff
changes will benefit chiefly. , Under
the present tariff a duty of 1£ cents-a
pound is imposed upon all lead ores
entering the United States, no distinction being made between the latter and silver ores. Under the proposed changes lead-ore will be taxed
15 per cent, of its market value, while
all ores in which silver predominates
will be admitted free.
This is a great concession and will
result in untold good to the Slocan
district, the ores of which are so highly
impregnated with the white metal.
At present the shippers have to pay a
duty of almost $30 per ton on their
ores, but the new order of things will
save to them that figure, which will
tend very materially to increase the
net profits.
Mine owners will feel encouraged
now to open up and improve their
properties, scores of more men will be
employed, fresh capital will be induced to seek investment in our country,   while business will receive an
impetus  calculated   to   gladden the
heart* of one and all.    With the markets of the neighboring  republic so
freely opened to us, and favorable
legislation on the silver question, we
believe the Slocan mining camp will
quickly distance all competitors, and
take the lead as the greatest and
richest ore producer extant.
Sweeping changes, in the interest
ofthe consumer, are promised in the
Canadian tariff at the approaching
session of the Dominion Parliament,
as an offset to the changes likely to
be made by the United States.
Captain Fitzstubbs, acting for the
Local Government, is receiving and
forwarding to the Midwinter Fair at
San Francisco all samples of orescent
him from the district. The Mountain;
Chief and Washington mines will send
exhi/bits weighing 1000 pounds. Thi&
is an opportunity our mining men
should seize as beneficial results are
certain to accrue therefrom,
Griiren in Honor of D, McGillivray by
Leading Citizens.
Last Thursday night the
room of tho Leland House resounded
with mirth and hilarity, the occasion
being a complimentary supper given
in honor of D. McGillivray, Chief
Engineer Osier, of the Ni & S. road,
and R. L. Casston by a number of the
cozens ofthe town. The room had
been tastefully decorated with evergreens for the occasion, c while the
sight presented by the gaily bedecked
table was sufficient in itself to cheer
the hearto of all.
Covers were laid for 15 persons,
those sitting down to the feast of good
things being W. C. Muirhead and J.
A. McDonald, end men; D. McDougald, Dr. Williamson, F. Jordan, W.
Daly, 0. Osier, D. McBeth, F.Rib-
bacb, F. Bourne, J. -Struthers; W.
Sampson, R. L. Casston, D. McGilli-
vrav and The Ledge man. The* time
sped quickly mid the general enjoyment of the many good things provided and in pleasant conversation.
Restraint was cast away and each one
lai-d himself out to have a good time
and none were disappointed.
After the tables had been cleared,
W. C. Muirhead, as chairman, proposed the toast of "Her Majesty the
Queen," followed by that of "The
Governor-General "  both   of   which
were duly honored. J. A. McDonald,
vice chairman, then introduced the
toast of: the evening, "Our Guests,"
coupled with the names of Messrs.
McGillivray and Oaler.    The   com
pany on rising sang heartily   "For
They are Jolly Good Fellows."
Mr, McGillivray replied in a happy
Btrain, thanking the citizens of the
town for the compliments paid him
and his fellow' guests t>yr the supper
provided so bounteously and lavishly. /---,-;:^:y--. ^;V.:
v /Messrs. Sampson and Ribbaeh spoke
to this toast also, in a manner calculated to increase the general joviality,
but it "remained for Mr. Casston to
tickle the ears of the local men bv
the meeds of praise he bestowed upon
them for their generosity, and the
town itself for such well-appointed
hostelries and wide-awake citizens.
: Mr. McDonald proposed the toast
"Canada, Our Home," the company
joining in singing "The Maple Leaf."
Mr. Jordan and Dr. Williamson responded briefly.
A pleasing diversion here took
place by Mr. Sampson singing that
rousing Old song "Nil Desperandum."
' The Press, "introduced mid great
acclaim, was/ replied:.; to in fitting
terms by C. E. Smitheringale. d
The last toast honored was * 'Our
Host and Hostess," Mr; McDougald
responding on behalf of himself and
wife. ■■:..-    • ■ '" ■
Songs followed by Messrs. McDougald, McDonald, ' Muirhead, Jordan
and Smitheringale. -
The gathering was brought to a[
close b^ a few apt remarks by Mr.
Muirhead and the singing of * 'Auld;
The nature of the entertainment
|/was: complimentary throughout, the
'citizens having felt it incumbent upr
on them to in some way testify to Mr.
McGillivray their appreciation of the
efforts he had been putting forth during the summer to advance the welfare of the town and district by 'the.
building of the Nakusp & Slocan 1 Railway. It was agreed. that no more
fitting way could be had than by
giving a supper and inviting Mr.
McGillivrav and others, hence the
spread in the Leland House on Thurs.
day night.
Regret was expressed at the non-
attendance of Messrs. J. T. Nault,
McMartin and Mowbray, the former
having been ill and the others out of
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Call and get prices.
Choice    location and   com
iiiands a beautiful view!
of the surrounding
to^     *,*
The Bar is supplied with 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.
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, Spokane, Wash.
^•Z^^-Tyftrm ■/■ -*~'--'.- ■>"•..- <Sft
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Cash Dealer in
ens Furnishings,
oots and Shoes,
illMery/, Dress Goods
es' and
'vjy [raise
Heavy  Ore Shipments.
Heavy shipments of ore from the
Slocan are expected to begin coming
into Spokane oyer the. Nelson & Fort
Sheppard Railway next week, as
soon as the road is prepared to handle it, and the mine owners say they
will continue the shipments with bu*
little interruption throughout the
winter. They will show the people
of Spokane more high grade; galena
, than they ever dreamed about before.
The partnership heretofore existing
between Spencer & Wheeler of Nakusp and New Denver has been dissolved bv mutual .consent. ■-.-."
Nakusp, B. C, Dec. 4, :i898.
W. Sampson rjiirposes going to the
-: coastibr the holidays.
The;first pra/ctice of the Glee Club
was held at;tf; S. Thomas'on: Tues-
ka'y night, and was highly satisfactory in every particular.
Capt Troupe, commodore of the C.
& K. N. Co.'s fleet, was a passenger,
on the Lytton on Tuesday for Revelstoke, where he went to arrange for
a regular schedule for his boat with
the railway people during the winter.
Mr. Erma-ntrout, butcher, .with a
true spirit of kindness, one night last
week put out a lantern to light the
belayed pedestrian up the stepson the
hill close to his place. Next morning
he found himself minus the lamp, it
having mysteriously disappeared in
the night.
alf-Way louse.
Good accommodations for travellers,
The bar is supplied with a good
>    stock of Wines, Liquors ■
and Cigars.
RTDSDALE  &  McKAY Proprietoi 's
new denver, b. c.
Mclennan & black.
First class accommodalions in both
Room and Meals..
The Bar is well furnished with choice
wines, liquors and cigars.
Edorado Ave.       -       New Denver.
We have just received fine assortment of Fashionable
ready-made Dresses both for morning and evening wear,
some stylish cloaks in all sizes. Our winter stock of FURS
to hand is well assorted in the following:     c
When calling   ask   to see tho   Dress patterns and
trimmings to match.     This is one of our special lines.
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Proposition to Redeem -Her   Small
Notes in Bullion,
The following article appeared in a:
recent issue of the?} Toronto Empire
from the versatile pen of < *W. Baillie,,
ofKa^lo:— v.- '."*,..>..
Dominion 'notes maydbe'issuedunder the authority o: the-Goyernor-in-
Council to an amount not exceeding
$20,003,090. Already the/ .amount,
issued reaches to within a few, hundred ^thousand dollars of the, limit:
prescribed by iaw, and an■■.. order "jrVa's:
passed?last year authorizing the whole'
issue of twenty millions. ^AJx>ut'teii I'^ue in gold, to take the place (in
district U only in the initial stages of
its/:development^:.'' No one can even
begin to guess %t /the immense ore
res^rve^inltlns""dislrict:-" r~'": "
What me^ns may Canada' reason-
lop^to^proeect V/Her: growing
silver mining industry, in .view of the
threatened hostility of the United
Statea ? Let'Gaha'da protect this- in;
dustry as she has so'many others of
her industries, by-taking'steps so far
as-'possible to provide a home market
for silver. A long and very etlective
step in thi^^-direotion tnight /betaken
by promptly setting about to do what
has been suggested/ aBove, namely,
to all6w^"silver ^bullic>^:iat Its market,
miUions'of the/ notes issued are in the:
denominations ot $500 '* and $1, Q0Q£
which ate ■"Used?: chiefly ^security
deposits. Tpprovide for the'redenip-
tion of Dominion notes uj> to &2QC30£- ,s
000 the Goyerimient is ;/re^uired>^to
hold 10 per cent in gold and 15 per
cent-in securities,: haying the guarantee of the Imperial Governmeht^lie
remaining 75 per cent, to be cbveVe<d
by Dominion deDentures. Dominion
notes issued in-excess ofntwenty milr.
lions will, accOrdin'gj^Q <; law require
to be secured : by deposits of gold to
the full amount-Of the excess." :, d d ■■ "'. -.j
It is apparent? that/; the deposit ofj
bullion in the : treastiry^: to: meet the!
further issue of Domihiou note/s":l;oi
their full value; will shortly require;
to be begun, and the question-as to
whether silver might not be'ma<le:to
take the place of gold as a deposit in
the Treasury, and thus stimulate the
growing industry of silver mining inj
the Dominion, will no doubt come j
prominently to the front. ■'':■'"''■'.{
The production, of gold arid silver
in Canada 'during  the  past   three
years is as follows:
Year. Gold.       Silver.
1S90...... ....    $1,149,776   $420,722
1891..........   -    925,486     407,183
1892..........        900,483     264,510
■   Average (an'l)   $925,248   $364,168
- It does not seem probable that the
production of gold can be greatly increased in Canada, but recent develop^
ments in British Columbia show that
the field for enterprise in silver mining is practically unlimited.
It is estimated that this year at
least 6,000—and possibly 10,000—
tons of high grade silver oees will be
shipped from the mines of the Slocan
district of British; Columbia to be
treated at the smelters in the United
Basing our calculation upon the
smaller number of tons, 6,000, and
averaging the returns of silver at; 126
ounces per ton, we have a total production of 756,000 ounees, which, at
the present market value of 75 cents
per ounce, represents a gross value
of $467,000, all of it coming from a
section of country which in past years
has cut no figure at all in the mineral
statistics of Canada.   And the Slocan
part at least) of golbT'Ss a deposit to
guarantee* all^future issue&of Dominion notes. ..■'■ J'^dimd'M:'.';-.'' ,
?It will doubtless be urged'th'&t the;
^market jprice of silver will be; subject
t6'.f fluctuations, and : ttieFefbrevif the'
price should permanently ,decllne the,
deposits of..'sil'fer.^ bullion in the Trea-
s.ury would not rej?r^e^^
value in gold of the Dominion notes
issued on account/; of/j those deposits.
That is quite true; but supposing there
shduld be; a decline, 'to thei improbable
extent of. 10 per cent, the history of
the vicissitude's of tte currency of all
bivilizeoVHationSy shdws that the country being otherwise sound, as Cenada
^fprtunately is,; there would be no resultant shrinkage hi the current value
of our notes, iior ^rbuld anyoiie be less
ready to acce^^/them ^at' their toe
value in gold.d;] Thei ^nerai cre<lit;of
the country^would aburidantly sustain;
them. There would be fid /Currency j
in the world better backed up or riiore?
But who is to say thatjiiistead' of a
decrease in the price of silver, there
will not be an increase ? And incase
of an increase the country would be a
gainer. The fluctuations iri price,
however, would^ keep things about
even.. '..'',.  < ';f"'t:-'^ ■'•'  ' ''.     ,■••■ d'
It is not tlie province of British Columbia alone that would profit greatly
by the adoption ;of the policy here
outlined. The whole Dominion would
profit .immensely^•/Great* smelters
would be erected at or near the mines
to reduce and!■ refine/ the crude ore/s,
giving employ merit to a large wage-
earning class. ' Our ores at present
go wholly to the United States, where
they are purchased at the smelting
centres.   If there  was  an assured
home "market for our silver, a truly
"' 'new" industry would soon be established i.n Canada, and what the United States now gains by handling our
ores would be saved to our own people.    This smelting industry,- in cjon-
j unction with brisk operations in the
mines,   would  give employment to
thousands of people.   These people
would buy their supplies at home,
and, of course, the eastern manufacturer and merchant would be to a
large extent the profiters thereby.
Times would be brisk and money
GROCERIES and .PEOVfSiOire/.-ar^ry^^rlete-
FRESH CANNED GOODS alwajrs in stock.   '
.A-.full assortment of Choice CIGARS arid TOBACCOS.
The San Francisco ©all* ds&ily
and weekly, will fill tlie Mil
spiciest Joi3i*n^
^"'"'     a::Si
wliiclliiWill be!^*
plentiful in British Columbia. The
mine owner,;as soon as he had his silver in bullion form, would instantly
co-avert it into money by depositing
it in the 't'reaBury. Money thus
readily^ acquired has always a tendency to free circulation, and free
circulation-promotes: enterprise.
.-•:'"' OFFICE,
Buchanan BIk, Kaslo, B C
Corning & Rodd, Prop.
The bar is stocked with the finest
brands of wines, liquors and cigars.
JOHN COLLET TO, & CO., Prop's.
Meals at all hours and
in every style of the art
NAKUSP       - B.C.
The bar is stocked with the finest
brands of wines, liquors
and cigars.
ttzzrmxsFJius v."r??m=- A VOICE FB011 ABROAD.
How Capital is Being Attracted to
•       /This Couiitry.  -y   ^,
Appended is a- letter which will
prove of undoubted interest to all
readers, of The Ledge, the contents
having a particular bearing upon
the welfare of the Kootenay countryV
.   Editor of Jjfwe—    rd. ,
Sir.— My work" for-, the -Kootenay'
•/;   is no Y7 beginning to. tell.   ':Letters are
coming in, from Breckehridge, More-
head, Fergus 'Falls, and other towns
... in this state, asking tor full particulars/-as. to Nakusp and the. district and
mines around it   Many people in St.
Paul call at my office to get full particulars, and it is a. frequent occurrence to go oyer and over again the:
news I get from that •country through"1
friends.- '-■'•"' - :-;;-d; nd:':/dr-U :dd:-: H. :-V,
-■;    X^:o.,Jiien./came in yesterday   to
know what the openings  were  fori
business, and a week ago/1 sent two I
men, who were looked for Calgary,
right on to the Kootenay:
Money is easing up a 'little niid I
look for a large number of people to
visit and invest in your country in
the early springs   The weather and
tight   money   prevents. many   who
: would otherwise go just now, but ail
seem to think Kootenay is the chance
to begin all over again with their
small '-means and make   a fortune.,
■ 'A new field and'a neV country" is
now the call, andthat'couhtry stands
alone and unrivalled—tlje'•Kootenay.
'■■ The Ledge should be supported: by
every man ■: who^jhas a stake in the
Kootenay.      I' know only   too well
what   a   newspaper can   do for the
•building up Of a;-country; or"■■■ A.
small drop of' prihter'sahk properly
used can make thousands think.   Let
each send the paper to 'their friends
at home and they .will respond.   People are .looking for new fields; have
them take hold with you in building
up your young- city.
li, Gr. Mackay.
St Paul, Minn., Nov. 30.
l'-> ■ .
; - x- WATSON, B.;C. i:S---' ,/...
" ■*' ■   ■>,.■•• "
•This hotel adjoins the Post Ofiice'and
j    has  everything*  to   accommodate
■tiie public.
HI ..llSll(!
ft  _,
//        TIME   CARt).  -7:'■"":.   '
Takingf^ffect September iUldi 8?3.
•arid ;= Jyou :/will.'■.doubtless
want to send some token
.. of tfle   festive   season to
your friends in (other parts
cari-t do better ih an to 'ca.ll I'' - d-.'d-- '  ,; yv-'V^ .
arid inspect ."■ ,,-;^:/steamer:columbia.,
'.,:.";, /.      GOING SOUTH. '   .''•■;■•'.,■
Leaves Revelstoke, , fr
Mondays and Thursdays, 5 a. ni.
| Arrives at Robson,
| "  7j;': / Mondays and Thursdays, 0 p. m.
Leaves.Robson, ■- ■;.: •-;' ■■;'.;;..-, d . '..  /
/', . ..; • v .    Tuesday's "and Fridays, 5 p. hi.
Arrives at Northport,
//; ':''/■;■   -'•■-     - '•; Tuesdays a^idFridays;.10a,:m.
";7,"".        ^LOC/ffl' XAKE.
f       .   .    .       „.. Y   -.- f'■'''■.   Y. -.-■■' ■
Plenty of accommodations for travellers. Good beds and good meals.
Bar stocked with wines, liquors and
cigars.: . ',,-.-■ ..■"/■.■:'. ...        ■',.. ■
"-'■'    - '/     John Madden, Prop.
.eeii" :■//■
This; hotel is five .miles/ from,/Watson
ancl has good accommodations for
mail a i id "beast/ The bar e'oods are
excellent'.'' and the table fi'rsj; class.
WILLIE & SPROIJLE,   Proprietors.
.....-■ GOING NOKTH.Y "'"y'y
Leaves Northport>> -d -,   '' ;• ;
.".■ V'- /'Tuesdays and Fridays, 1. pirn..
Arriving at Robson,    /      \ •
;■':.."■/:/ .-'-, Tuesdays and Fridays-7 p.m.:
Arriving at Revelstoke\
: .•'.'■ Wednesdays and Saturdays, 4 p. m.
/:10/IIL^rE()I:;IASLGv   a
Accommodations for /travellers. Good
stables.   'The -/bar is stocked with ,'.
■■'; choice 'liquors and cigars.    Pack ..
:• train in connection with the. housed >■
...-'Gfoo/ds' taken/to any part of the
"muontaiiis,   5/   '■• : ■ •'
' J;, /Mcdonald BROS;; Props.     ••
NOTICE is hereby 'given flint ;30 day's after date,
'   I intend applying to ..the Honorable the Chief
Commissioner'or Lands and, Works for: a special
fjh f
/The .''steamer dands- at Nakusp northbound oh
Wednesdays and Saturdaj'S at 7 a.m., and south
bound on Mondays and Thursdays at 10 a.'ni. '
• .Connection is made with Canadian Pacific trains
for the east arid west at Revelstoke, with Spokane
Falls and Northern, trains for Spokane and all
eastern.-and. western .points at Nortbjjort, and with
C. & K. trains for Nelson, and Kootenay lake
points, at Robson."
;:.;,^L ;::hobson,- b. o:--:-■■■■■"■..
This hotel is tho |best. in- town, arid
has ample accommodation for travellers. The bar is supplied with
wines, liquors and cigars.
Is open night and day and supplies
its patrons with everything in the
market    Call in.
The stock embraces a wide
range of Perfumeries, Card
" ' .."..'■.
Cases, Ladies' Satchels,
Handkerchief Holders, etc.
The prices will be found
just right. Remember the
licence to" cut and carry away-, timber from the"
following3 tract of land. Commencing' at a stake
planted on the south shore of the Nan-ows between
Arrow Lake's, West Kootenay. thence north 80
chains,' west 120 chains, south about 110 chains,
and thence following shore lino to point ,of com
mencemerrircontaining about one thousand acre's
more-or less. .
Nakusp, Oct. 18th 1893   .•■;.
Leaves Nelson Sundays 3 p. m.
, Arriving at Kaslo 7 p. m.
" '•      Mondays3 p.m.
Arriving at Kaslo 7 p. m:
"        ."      Wednesdays 9 a. m.
' Amving at Kaslo 1 p. m.
4i " .   Thursdays 3 p. m.      *
-• . Arriving at Kaslo 7 p.m.
■".        "    . Saturdays 9 a. m.
Arrivi'       .^aslolp. m.
INWAltu     :
Leaves Kaslo Mondays 9 a. m.
Arriving at Nelson 1 p. m.
"        "    Taesdays 9 a. m.
Arriving, at Nelson 1 p. m.
'■".        "    Thursdays 9 a. m.
Arriving at Nelson 1 p. m.
" "    Fridays 9 a. m.
Arri\ing at Nelson 1 p. ni.
" "    Saturdays at 3 p. m.
Arriving at NeLson 7 p. m.
b pi r
Passengers from Kaslo for Spokane and all
points south, should take the ''Nelson," leaving
Kaslo at 9 a. m., on ilondays and Thursdays,
making close connections through.
This steamer lands at Balfour, Pilot Bay, and
For information as to Rates, etc., apply to pursers of steamers, or to .
Nelson, B. C. -'Manager.
' 9
. |tnawnM|
;-;:-t r.   ,
■   ■;[ 1  - ' 1   \:
:.') i
'■ (■'. 'i ■
J. Serson■'departed for Kandoops on
Friday m< Tiling; to visit his family.
E. Vernier  has  now charge of the
books at the Madden House, vice J.
■■ Perks. --• d
J. A. MeP.mald. contractor, went
up to Revol'-rtoke 'for' a few days on
Satunlay V:b< >>u.
The Kaslr N<uv8 Dtvpot:, A.T.Crook
proprietor, is' tf,ie ...headquarters.' for
this journal in that city.
No word has ved, boen received as
to who will be t'm .siiccessor to Postmaster U. S. Thomas.
D. McGrillivray is spending a few
days at-Revelstoke on business, having gone.out-on Saturday,
La grippe is rampant in Vancouver,
Many of the pioiiriient citizens are
ill, including' not a; f w civic authorities.."   ; " .;. ■■•/ :-
The Ly^on. brought down about 30
tons of freisrht -iVom Revelstoke on
Sunday. ''Most of it was for the construction company.
A but;er and sugar famine prevailed in town last week, and it was only
partially relieved by the supply received by Sunday's Tb.oa.fc-'
Alfred Stewart,: for some time employed" at the Madden .House, left
town on Saturday morning to spend
the winter in California.
J.E.Walsh gives\!notiOe that the
mail "stage for New Denver at 7 a.m.
on alterriate days,   commencing on
, Dec. 18.    Tlie public should bear this
in mind.
The steamer W. Hunter will henceforth make but one daily trip each
way from New Denver to the head of
Slocan lake, leaving the former place
at 8 and the latter at 3.
J. Perks and J. Dawson departed
in a small boat for the former's ranch
down the lake oh   Sunday morning/
They took an   exceedingly   heavy
cargo of supplies with; them.      •
To-morrow ^ afternoon two ■ of three
sleighloads of young" people will leave
town for the Half Way House, where
a big ball'will be held. They will
be met there by several couples from
New Denver.
Mr. Mansell, of Trout Lake, arrived
in town on Friday on the Lytton, from
Kaslo, having srone out by way of
Lardo river and Kootenay Lake. He
returned by the Revelstoke and Columbia river route.
Friday night a lively dance was
held in the dining room ofthe Columbia House, and it is needless to state
.that enjoyment reigned supreme. At
midnight refreshments vwere kindly
served by Mrs.. Corning, after which
the company were regaled with several vocal selections by the gallants
The Nakusp News Depot is getting
in an elegant line of Christmas cards
and nicknacks for the holiday trade:
Mr. Hammond will make a splendid1
.flis) lay for the next few days of fruit
and confectionery, which has just
Ven received-in fresh and wholesome.
II. Madden has now a well second
to.-none-in the country, with an abundance ot clear, pure water. The
workmen ceased tlieir labors on.'.SaW
urday at a depth of 8U feet. First-
class cribbing supports the sides for
half the distance. Messrs. Scott,
Sherritt and Pearson were the engineers in charge.
R. T. Lowery, the proprietor of
this journal, buckled on his high-
heel ed walkemphagts on Monday and
departed overland for Kaslo and way
points. It is to be hoped the boys
along the line will take a kindly in.
terest in the poor, lone traveller, and
give him a helping hand with his
Saratoga, specially borrowed for the
A/notice of assignment in trust, for
the benefit of his creditors^is made
in the coast papers by J. B. Wilson,
merchant, of Kaslo, and recently of
this place. George Hodgson is named
as trustee.    The cause of Mr. Wilson's
■ , ;.■..'■ ■■     .■       ■■. ■. .':.n
financial embarrassment is a hea^v y
surplus of goods, but it is expected
that in a few weeks he will come out
[all right. r
hotel slooam;mew:oe^¥
Landscape Photographers
Keep a large quantity of Architypes
and Steel .Engrfyvings in stock.
Pictures framed W order.
Will leaye Nakusp: at
7 a.m. every alter-
:y nate'   day;, for
commencing on
Accommbdations for 100 guests. The
Finest Bar in the Kootenay country. Headquarters for capitalists, speculators and miners.
If V vouv  have   Money   and
want to   meet   Monied
Men stop at the
;.■'.., Returning' the next
.day..'-;:;;:;"\!\,;.; -J-Ad--}'
This office has complete stock of printing* stationery and
is prepared at aiiy
time to execute orders for
r..n s>
When   yon come to New
Denver stop at
■ Heads,
Meals, 50 cants.
Meals'at all hours. Dinner
4 to 8 p.m. Rooms warm,
clean and comfortable.
Corner of Slocan and Eldorado avenues.
Dry Goods ;■;
■* Stoves
and any other kind of
printing that is required by the
business people of Koot-
"':■■■ enay.  ■'.
Mail orders receive prompt
and etc.


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