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Vol. IL/No.
NAKUSP, B. C, DECEMBER 13,   1S94.
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Oiv£ SHIPMENTS.
Rates:  $150..' to  $2.00 Per Bay.
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M a .a i m %*J> \'it       XA't iAs; ■£.:..„ j     ■
TS now open for ''the 7K'p">niu*.c<7A:<;n of ,<i*ue.f«te,.
-.,-Rates',. ftlySd to XAXt Xx> A.xy. Jhitlxa
25. t^aiits eacii, or 5 -for #7,. Far further
particulars•vrrite'.to ihAA-oi'i'AtuiA ,    ; 7
; :-.-da'nvhon. oUaXxxK:kXx
Prospect
OUSC■■■■' o .[[■od ;''*.;':
'.;,.- .Kakusp,   T?.v€a
J*T" '   SA 8' A f, ii i|   "A" ■
The Bar is .Ptoeked with  the .fineA hra.ndxso\
Wine*, Liquors, and Cigars.
"~      :     "    ~ wra M jp ■.
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NAKUSP,Ii G,
;Coriiing '■■& Rodd, Props.
The bar is stocked with the finest
brands of wines, liquors. ■';.
and cigars.
bill*
NAKUSP, B. C,
McNEILL & MEGARRY," Props,
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 beatiug and
sketching facilities for tourists and artists. Tho
bar is supplied with the best' brands of wine;-:
iquors and cigars. The accommodations'of the
Hotel are the  best.
tv B ITS
iLr
h.UUocL,
NAKUSPj B.C.
'-.The location of this Hotel
is t!xc-.;lliMit,.and commands
a trrand-. view of the beautiful scenery that surrounds
the town. .
Tho'Bar has one of the
largest stocks of Wines,
Liquors and Cigars in the
Country.
The Dining Room is up to
date, and Travelers should
always give the Leland a
call.
i??'ranoLir!n the Slocan for a Big
Output.
No ore has passed out from the
Slocan  via Nakusp for a fortnight.
This has been due to the insufficient
depth of snow on the' mountain trails
, to get down tlie output of the various
mines. Snow, in depth having fallen
or late lias enabled rawhiding to
commence and the work is nroceed-
;ing rapidly. As will be seen elsewhere P. Genelle &,Co., of this town,
jy\ye received the largest 'contract:
^rdiaulmg ore 'yet;., given, in the Slb-
77^7thei;kihbunt;totaling 2,UC37ons a
month. The Alamo, Idaho, and Alpha will .supply 71her article.; ^Mann,
i3i:o37 are engaged- on their:contract.
of 1,000 tons 'from :the Slocan Star,
which, wilkpiiob.ably be'.increased- to
h[d(p); to,A%pSQ. tons; ;Lane • Gilliam
haF' eon.ti$eted. to- haul;20'J tons each
ri'oiii the Surprise and Dardanelles.
7rh(7Glllisb,6ys have also contracts
do deliver orei.-from other properties to
'the rail way at Three Forks. Throughout the entire Slocan there; is heard
.the hum' of-7activity in .hauling the
. oui;pu t of the various mines. Pi'ovid-'
ed the .Revelstoke route be kept open
during the entire winter, but little of
tha ore will-find ^n.outlet-by-way- of
lOisib-'■ At Trail creek the mines are
malcing' their■■ weekly shipments,
chieiiv from the.Le Poi, and via the
river; route. The - recent contract
made by the War Eagle people with
Clark; ipr the delivery of '1,'CCO tons
per movitli at Northport, will ensure.
a good -season's, trade . in that camp,
more particularly when augmented
by-a-'similar output irom the Le Pol.
Tiie Josie, O.K., I.X.L., and other
properties will make regular ship-
mciiu-j throughout the winter. Two
consignments of ore from the Silver
'King,'.oil;Toad mountain,have passed
ni AlaAiug the week bound for Gmaha.
.'I.iipments u]3 to date via Nakusp
■concentrator." a- short di-otancc from
Three Forks, in orcU^i* .'-.to treat the
second class ore irom the Slocan Star,'
of which there are la rge bodies. The
owners of the Alpha. Ail^so intcMid
erecting one, of 80 tons capacity,
either at their property 'or at the. town
of Silverton.
The-Wonderful Idaho.
MINING NEWS.
What   is   Being   E'cne  Among   the
Treasure Vaults.
. The Idaho mine, in the Siccan, i.-- \
said to be one of the niost woiid'i-!r.fui-j
discoveries- ever made in a., silver 1
country. A'two-ninths interest in the j
property was; recently7sold for^O,-)
U00, which is an enormous amount toi
payvfor wli|i't?-is,7little : better tha it ..a';i
prospect^ 7;An;7eig]it-footi;'tuhiiei ;qn
the Ida ho is; iii solid ore,; of y a .very
Jiigh grade, . and the extent of the
lead cannot; be 7 determined until
crosscuts are run.
Pawhiding is now in  active  pro
gress throiighout.thc Slocan, and the
cjuaiitity ofore centring at the Forks
breaks a 11 a revious recoids.
•<J .    j.%.   jS\i<{ 1 <\,    Ju.,i
tlie interests 'of
the linea claims, located some
;i770 on tiie west side of tlie lake
," has purchased
Vvr.   C.   Muirhead in
r-
New Postal Arranzement. 1
.inij'ty tons ot ore From the Silver
KiiiA',' on ■Tp;id ihoiiiftain, went up on
.cl.u\'Lytten/'Sunday, consigned to the
'^i'&heVs^
It .was- viil iX'il At $;>, XX).   ■ •
IV'
The
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MIXE.
Alpha
WEIGHT.
XX- ™
Xut. 17
.SoptAiU  .
Sopt. 20
Sept. 21
Xy. -2-i
XA, 2ii
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'7'ci- L'*
Oci.x')   Mountain Chief
Nov. A    Slocan Star
A'jv. C)
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ii
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il
11
II
120,000 lbs.
180.000
220,000
7S;i30
178,375 A
181,000
180,000
90,000
150,000
75,000
122,i50
200,000
40,0C0
200,000 .
33:1,000
102,000
Ou.OOO
2«0,000
2!J5,(X)0
90,000
Xu\-25   Fisher Maiden     70,500
Tiie value is reckoned on the basis of
the release manifest of $100 per ton,
but this will be found to be below
rather than above the actual worth
of the ore.
 '■—-s* ■
More Concentrators.
A'0*7. 8
Nov.. 10
Nov 12
AOV  ;.j
Nov 15
:>ov 22
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ii
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Alpha
VALUE.
$ 6,000
9,000,
11,000
3,900
9,000 7
9,100
: 9,000
4,500
., 7,500
3,750
6,150
10,000
2,000
.. 13,000
10,700
5,100,
3,200
13,300
14,750
4,5 JO
3,826
'The Ottawa post-office department
has received official notice from the
Imperial postal authorities that authority has been granted for the acceptance at the postoffices of business
cards, with a postage stamp attached.
to take the place of ordinary postcards; also that private return postcards may be issued, with the necessary postage stamp attached, which
will be good for repiiesr These letter cards, though the postage stamp
will be English, will be perfectly
good when posted in a Canadian post-
office. ' '■» .
Thieves at Work.
i he .Fa!mi Siinijig Co;, of British
.Coliniibiai;.;"lias' been organized in
S};bkane, Wash. '"Capita 1 ■ stock, "^500,-
0X), ;with slia rxy^t XIX each. Incbr-
pbrati-H's,' G. 'S. Anderson, O.G.Seward,
and A,, jiklimit)...-,-.. ■ 'px'
; Wm. Harrison, -of- Kaslo. w as: in
town on.. Saturday-oil ids way east.
[B.e,has traded-'his s,U)tionery store,.in
Kaslo to Porter & Kennedy, for a
third intaresl; in tilie Falujoral, a prospect in the Noble Five t5eetion. He
intends to -float- it hi '.ibrouto,', if possible, and is sanguine thai" he will meet
with success. 7. '
During the past fortnight reports of
thievery on the part of unknown persons have been frequent in Nakusp.
.A widow'lady passing, through town
not long ago-complained ot being relieved of a purse containing about $40.
The same week a quantity of liquor
belonging to a firm in New Denver
was stolen eff the wharf. Early last
week the cellar of the Plotel Nakusp
was broken into and a quantity of
liquor and a bag of beans taken.
r; i.
Captain Nesbitt and
Mason are operating tl \
waet, carrying' .or.e,. ]7r
the Le Roi, be; ween
Northpoit.    Next wee
only riui to Waneta.'
now constructing-, an
latter place, so as to i
cilities for handling y
and 'ore.
' ■ LarAe &
Engineer
t'stiV
R.
ecilie-
7i)!ally ti-om
i] creek and
he boat will
orkmen are
Hue at.-the
rease the fa-
era 1 frei&'ht
,1 :
P. Genelle & Co
sieigiiA
have contracted
7/ xy tons of ore
da.h:.>, Alamo and
aa\i. from   the
be taken to the
isat  irom   the
Saturday night, however, the thieves I fdX ^AXX"'"' ^I?-'*
got in t_e_ work in good style. XxXXAX "/;."'"* *rtg*to*K
There had been considera,biedrink-iA">J!si'eadViUr active operations all
to haul bv
per month' from t!:<
Alpha •■ mines. , 'T.!;e
Idaho and Alamo win
concentratoi-, .whlic
it is reported that next summer
Byron White  will  build  a 150-ton
winter.
Govermiieirt
i^iAALioer
Satisfied.
ing and disorderly conduct going on
prior to the departure of the Lytton
north, during which time one nun
claimed to have lost a railway ticket
to the States, while another mourned F. Moh.iuvC.E., who has been re
the loss of |65. In attempting to presenting'' the; .Vvirsineial Govern-
quiet a disturbance on the Lytton, ment during tlie- cop.xi-niction pf the
Capt. Gore was relieved of his gold railway, has mad-' UX last official
watch and chain. Various parties trip, over the road;- and he reports
were searched, but the articles could J everything in fi'iM-class condition,
not be found. When nearing the"""
WigAvamone of the suspected persons
informed the Captain where the a-i-ti
cles were secreted, and upon investigation the watch iind chain wcrc-j lo
cated in a bag ot soiled clothes. Three
ofthe suspects were arrested and taken to Revelstoke, giving tlieir
names as McMann,Kiopcl and White.
The latter was known here as Young
and is a recent arrival from the other
side. He is credited with being a
professional crook. McMann and
White were subsequently committed
to Kamloops, while Riopel, at last
accounts, was awaiting trial for carrying concealed weapons.
Finishing .touches, 'requiring but a
day- or two,, arc being put on the
Three Forks . terminals and the
freight shod at Denver siding, and
when this is done (ho road will be
completed. Air. ?• I<-• ii111i said lie had
found-every -detail of the work on
roadbed, trestles, buildings, etc.,well
done, and equal to any other mountain rail wav, and lie would so report
'to the Victoria authorities.. With
fins report the Government supervision over the Construction Company--;
will cease, the latter having ^ebm-
ple jd their task satisfactorily. "Noth- ;
ing remains now but for the road -to
be taken over by th e C. P. R. ■.yyy^^y^x
Page 2.
THE   NAKUSP   LEDGE.
©tee  Ma^u&p  gefrgje,
Published every Thursday.
;' "" VT; '•     ■'"■'.': A'- ■■ v P       -   .•      >    . .,-
R.     T.    LOWERY,    EDITOE    AND
'■'A   . '.[.   FINANCIER.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES:
ONE YEAH .d. ■•......' „,..-....' .'.§2.00
Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first insertion, 10 cents per line subsequent' insertion^,
nonpareil measurement..
TO CONTRIBUTORS.
Correspondence from every part of 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 how crude. Get your copy in while it
is. hot, and we will do the rest. 7-
THURSDAY,  DEC.   13,   1894.
KOOTENAY TRADE.
The  Vancouver  World   recently
contained an elaborate and flowery
article, written by Wings, and dealing with the   Slocan in more ways
than one.    Wings.;'. lamented the fact;
that nearly all the claims are owned
a*\d operated by American companies
and implored the Canadians to get ih
and do something.    Wings is right,
but he forgot to mention the fact that
Canadians are not a mining people as
a class,'-and that in no part of the Dominion do they rank . very high  as
.'. miners of mineral.    They prefer to
make money out of butter and eggs
j.rather than take chances in mining
; stock.    They will coine to it in time,
but they mu3t be educated in the art
of mining before we can expect much
'■ of.oiir own people.    Give them; time,
v Wings... They will get educated by
'" and bye. The Slocan maybe a mem-"
- ory of the past when their educatiop
; is completed,   but they   will knolv
what to do when the next big camp
a is found.  . . | ■
Wings further remarked that the
wholesale  merchants of Victoria and
Vancouver  were  not   much  better
than mossbacks, or they would en.-,
deavor ■ to catch the Kootenay trade,.
1 and- riot; allow Spokane,   Winnipeg,
■and; other cities to]capture it.   Winers
was again in the right about this, but;
a he evidently forgets that all the cbaist
;.'• merchants are wealthy and have no
. desii'e to deal  with the storekeepers
of ■■■a':'-, new and rich mining region-'
It would  entail  too much work oh
them to take care of the   business
thev would get.    Besides we admire
the languid and supreme indifference
with which they treat this part of the
country,    Not a single advertisement
from any of the wholesale houses in
Victoria or Vancouver can  be found
■in tlie'KOotenav papers.    Time and
'again Aye have been asked by people
where they could   buy all kinds of
goods wholesale on this  side of the
line, but we  could  not tell them, as
we could never. find anything about
the' houses in tlje papers.
Spokane merchants are different.
They are alive and there are no carbuncles oh their brains. Their advertisements and travelers are to be
found everywhere, and many a long
roll of high class collateral have they j
taken out of this country. They de--
serye it. They realize^ the situation;
our coast merchants do ndt. Wearied
once last winter to get a Vancouver
firm to take an interest in this section. We offered: them an ad. at
Chinese prices. The entire firm consulted a week orer it, and after Uncle
Isaac had studied it for another week
thev refused our offer. We lost $100
worth of time trying' to c?itch the $25
ad., and since'then we have steered
clear of the coasit merchants. They
are so slow that our hair would; turn
gray ere they made' up their minds
to do anything. 7 7
Parliament :is being flooded with
petitions ' -from* various 7 evangelical
organizations, praying for ;the "better ■
observance Of the Lorded ay throughoutthe province. Fa   F 7 >' 7 •   ;  77
; Not theleasHnterestiiig'pOTtioii^of
the Land ■ Commissioner's annual^report is that- preferring' to the Nakusp
& Slocan Kailway Over>tlie signature^
of E. Mohun, C.E. iJ'This :wel hopeJt(*
give in detail next issue. .     ].'
Spokane has a-new daily paper, as
a result of the split inithe Republican;
ranks.* Itj'iS' neatly*; goto
reading ■ matter-' beih^ thoughtfully
compiled^ anddfeaciyertising patronage;; extensive and fweli arranged.
The Times ma^keS7t;hbf^rth'daily in
Spokane; and arihouh&es its platform
as straight; Republican and 7 protection, a'7;'7V' ,.;..-77' s x-7X'.x.,a''s. X)> 'sydAr' ■■■
;   The report of the Commissioner of
Lands and. Works, .np7;to Dec. 31st,
1894, has just been issued, and;;. contains its woiited budget of useful  iii-
formation.     Those   chronic   kickers,
who have been asserting thafAthp
government were doing nothing.fcjr:
the Kootenay■ country//worild De-siii!'--.!
prised were" they; to Vperuse the" pageW
of the report, and.^
learn sufficient; therefroni7 to .greatly
mbdify, if 'not: entirely;Remove; tlieir
censured, "7-'   ';"•••   '-■ yy;sAA:y7:A,y.:,x
T1BD.G.J
Ms, Co.
Pianos,  Organs,  Musicians'   Supplies, Sewiiig Macliines, and
..'■.A.V.. ,7 .Supplies.
SPOKANE,
WASH.
THE   STEAMER
G. L. ESTABRpOKS,      -      MASTER,   ,
Leave New Denverat 7;a.m.for Silverton.
Leave New Denver a;t 8:30 a.mi'for Bonanza
City,.  ,. ■_ ■     ,7.,:v";.; .'.;■/,,,-   d :;;;'■;.■
Leave Bonanza, City at 12 noon for New Denver.
.,' y ■ -*• A-' ;.      -   i       ■ a       '  ■'    . •' ■   -f     .-". .,■■■ 1 ■      r- ■ ...
Slogan TRADrNG'& Navigation Co., XLtd-K
:..77. ■'.• -y x7dy ;WA<yxM&KXtiNO$A.y. ■;';.
■'■':.y':'7;Axy.:Xy-x.syrXy..\]A\- A   ASecretary^
THE CLIFTOE;HOUSE,
dX     BOSSLAND, B. C.
Best House
at the
I'tall'MInes."
STEWART     &    LYNCH,    Props
NEW^DENVEit: B. C
y®'^,:
MEALS SERVED At iLL HOURS.
IN addition to the-ltesta.tiran$;the .'PrQnrietor has
a number of Rooms to rent to 'iVaVelers. The
Rooms are tastily furnished-and the beds clean and
wellfjired. :y ; .j;. 7^,7;7x ^; r .;.." X.A. ... 7•'■"
■dxyAAA--'- y x.yX~ ■;■;.'■:■.■■■ .-JQH'Nv-.W'* WINTER
ace
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is
FOR2 THE
MERCHANT
.7'' -'.TAttPR,);
Revelstoke Sta,tiorx,   B.   O
liailli
Nejson & Fort Sheppard
^■"■'- " RAi;LWA^;€i;'7':7;''
ALL    RAIL   ROUTE     TO    SPOKANE.
The only through route from: Nelson, Kaslo,
Kootenay Lake and all Slocan
.... . ---'Points.
Through Trains Semi-Weekly.
Leave 7 a.m.
NELSON. 7;'    Arrive5:4D p.m
On TneFdays find Fndnyp; ircins will run
through to Spokanerarriviug sanie day. Returning
passengers .will leave Spokane at 7 a.m.on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving at Nelson at 5:40 p.
m., same day, making.close connection with the
steamer Nelson for Kaslo and all Kootenay lake
■points.7Aa--' -7:,..-_...7-7 X'7   'yLyXAS Xy
Passengers' 'for Kettle River arid 'Boundary
Creek connect at Marcus with stage on INlondays
and Tuesdays, Thursdays and  Fridays.    ..
S^ate|;i-N^yl*6^-%td. '
7TI3^K oJ^RD 2STO. ^^
In Effect Wednesday, Aug, 29,1894.
inion politics . in. the. eastiare
^6^11111^^ to assume the excitingiair*
usuillyv existing- ^pfior^to :a^-£en^r#i
election. Bbth parties are "engaging
in a great; deal of preliminiary skirmishings and campaig'n org'aniza'tipin^
are being universally formed.; aThfe
cabinet ministei,si'Ka'Ye ^ust.concluded
a successful tour through the Maritime Provinces, and ; arc now stui^p-
ing the Ontario ridings; In a speech
the other night at Niagara Falls,
Hon. Mr. Haggart, minister- of rail
ways and canals, stated 7 that; the
general elections would take place
-within one 'year. This is ,ta;ken to
mean that the Government will go to
the country by December, 1895., To
judge from the opinions voiced by the
independent press, Sir John Thompson and his-party''are'' stronger today;
than at any time during;the past five
years. There is little.-, doubt. but:that
the Dominion will again endorse the
Liberal-Conservative policy. : So let
it be. a ;
PACIFIC J3iyiSION,7 a
COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY BRANCH.
TV      v     t  ._„     _	
1   north everV - WediaesdaY arid Saturday at 15
o'clock.   For Pointssouth ihe. .train leaves every-
<rpRA€NS leave;-Nelson for. Robson and  Points
1   north ever-/-Wedri
o'clock.   For Points so
Friday at 16:30 b'clocE
hVabbott, ■,:,-■
'General Supt.', ;
; 7 ••-        Vanco'uvei*.
JAHAMILTON, ;
.  Trainmaster & Agent; ■■:
'" v" Nelson.
M0TICE is hereby given thai;-application will
be made to the Legislative^ Assembly of the
Province of British Columbia, at its .next session
for an Act to revive the "Columbia and Kootenay
Railway and Navigation Company   Act,  1890,'
arid the "Columbia and Kootenay Railwaj*; Extcn
sion Act, 1892," arid to amend-the said Acts by'ex-
tc)idin^ the tiirie for; the commencement and com
pletiori of the'uridertakings authorized by the said
Acts and otherwise.''.     ,■:'., -        .   "j,..:-
Dated at Vancouver this 30th' day of October^
1894; '.   -    - , .     ,   ,   ._.■      '*A.
DAVIS, MARSHALL, MACNEILL, -
& ABBOTT, 7
';   REVELSTOKE_ROTJTE—  ,;/
■•' •str.-lyt^on;;;:'''-7' 'p:
(Connecting Avith. the; Canadian Paciiic Railway for all Eastei-n and Coast Points.)
Leaves Robson oir Wednesdays and Saturdays at
o p.m. v,' saxxa : -;., - ■   ■-..-'. -
Leaves Revelstoke on Tuesdays - and; Fridays  at
.■-. 4a.in; ■ ' ■ a ■■■■' x •;•-•■■ y y-1   :!	
; - KASLO ROUTE—STR. -NELSON. .
Leaves Nelson Mondays at 4 p.m.; Wednesdays,
at 5:10 p.m.; Thursdays,at 4 p.m.;Satm-days,at 5:40
p.m. .Connecting on Satui'days and Wednesdays
with Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway for Kaslo
and Lake points. ...
Leaves Kaslo for Nelson, Sundays at 8 ■ a.m.;
Tuesdays at 3 a.m.5 Thursdays at 8 a.m.;- Fridays
at 3-a.m. Connecting on- Tuesdays and- Fridays
with Nelson &-Fort Sheppard Railway, for Spokane and points south.
BONNER'S FERRY ROUTE-
STR. NELSON...
(Connecting with the Great Northern Railway
for all Eastern points, Spokane and.
the Coast.)       A.
Leaves Nelson on Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 a.
in.
Leaves Kaslo on Tuesdays and Fridays at £a.m.
Leaves Bonner's Ferry for Nelson and Kaslo at
2 a.m. 011 Wednesdays aim 7Satui-days.......    ,
G-7t.
The company reserves the right to change thia
schedule at any time without notice.
"•. For fdll.lnfoririation as to 'tickets., rates, etc., apply, at thelCompany's offices, Nelson'; B.C.
■ T7 ALLAN, See'y- J. Wf TROUP,
V!
Solieitors for Applicants'
NblsOn   B.C.
Manager J7i^-£pr£7iiXX'*d(< ^
Second Yeas'.
THE -iVAiEUSB^-EEDGB.-
JPagr^ 3.
COQLGABDIE.
A Timely   Hint   to   the Intending;
Emigrant.
One hears a great deal aboiit Cool-'.
gardie nowadays, and many people
are debating in their minds about the
advisability of emigrating there in
the hope of replenishing' their depleted exchequers.   Far away fields are
just as green as they  were iu the
• days of ancient history,.bat if report^
are true the lielcls around Coolgardie
are dry,   very  dry.   The subjoined
account, taken   irom  the   Investor'^
Review, will give an idea of what it
'  is like: — .       ,7/7"".    :",PP'a": ' Yd'jx-
Coolgardie!   Who has not   heard
the name ?   Its praises have   beeri;
sung incessantly of late, and byall
the meinbers-of the  band; froin trite
Agent General clown  to promoters,
punters,   and touts;    The song '(lias
been e^er the same—gold, gold, until tihe&iidhe city of Melbourne is sick
U'&6affl'wifhhiie thing:" It is impossible |ot;ak^^^^     a paper without oiie's
eyes-Ai^iling 'On  lurther marvelous
77dis^v^iM;at;- ydcug'ardiev or; at the
tor&Hlsfe Crowds
are 'rus)iin^--h6re;; crowds are rushing
there; two or' three men in a single!
day simpiy;by the^useof a hand machine naye^aken 'out so many hundred ounces of gold;  water has been
found in jjleiity and so forth.    We
qiiite ex)pt3(^ted all; this/;ass preparations ha ve beeii; ih progress lor some
iinie to introduce to the London mar-
;;■ Ket1 companies to worksite.gold fields
^Western Australia, everi7 down to
' feiie^-AAgent General biiing -a■■'- sliop
..: Ayindow in Gi'acechurch street, in oi-
7;der'tG;display 'some samples of the
-■ metdsXri)K:::r'':i:?r:-':?v*''-""' 'd^d p-:;'"'"" 7 77'
Gold ha| long1- been known to exist
':. iir: ^e^tralni, • as it isnow the fashion
ter call' the colony;,and since 1885
variousiields li&vevbeen "proclaimed ;f&ut ibriiier;%ttem|jts to ''boom"
the pl^ce;#erel riot successful, mining
operations being too. heavily handicapped hy difficulties and cost of ton-
; sit and the lack ot watei\ - Since; that
time   the   Government  of Western
Australia has expended" some money
on roads and railways and in making
experiments for the storage ofwater.
It also adopted-the- ..pretty £ure way
of getting the country developed by
selling immense tracts of land, to enterprising speculators for very little;
moiiev, in spite of the known or suspected riches.
We have no desire to disparage
, gold mining in Wes'telfn Australia;
but the public must be told the truth.
Gold is present there in large quaiiti-
ti es, at and- near t h e surf ace; Whet her
it takes the form of proper and well
delihed io'dtef wiiich'Teontihue to any
: deptlij ^lisis. yet to she proved; but the
. exiraordinai;y' richness of the' 'finds
suggests tiiatfchd lodes-are pockety,
and' riot 'pei'manerit^ • The country is
little"'tfetteT' than,' an arid waste,
whereas tiriiber will, be largely want-
ed if any real niining is to be doiie.
Railways are being slowly constructed, but are still hiany miles from the
seat of operations.' 'Of wate'r there is
none, beyond the sea wateiv between
l'UO and 2C3 miles away, theugli this;"
of course, can be condensed at considerable trouble and expense. vEven
the optimistic-Agerif/Gehei^^Mmit^
that the lack of water is a very urgent question. "There is,;'he says,
"a skeleton in every cupboard, and
with' iheiri it i&tlie qiieistibri of water. ?■
The Gove^rnmeht lias- -Isperit a fair
amount in water conservation,  but
the^ayera&e yearly .rainfall does riot
exceed 12 inches, and is in^mediatelv;
sucke^'iri^by 31ie parched soil. 7 Ay
tesian wells are spoken ofy but good
aiithoritiesrithink little of tlie'idea,.4 ;
The... drawback; to the industi^ is
therefore ^ljlain 'eiiough^the: great
costr of wbrkiiigy arid unfortunately: it
is ' -writ lErg-e! "■ *■ If Is' almost a repe-
tition'of^he:^ueehsland boom of seven
pif eiglii ygaxs 'ago, when ' over two
dozen companies • were formed with
an approximate 'capital of about five,
millions,l of which " fpur^fiftlis  were
taken  by  vendor arid promoters;
How many of thefe companies are
still at work '? Ml but very few have
been; wound'up ■ aM]tfie •'ffidriky lost;
So it will be with. these latest crea|
tiqns, and the public will haye to-use
'$$&&&$&iffi>i?'3n fhaving anyfehing^q
do witH"these traps. V If [the feniaihl
ing cornpariies to be brought put—and
we nnderstahd7a. great number ■ of
yenture&;^#;wato
are" not^&tarted; u|on a^ more 7S®I|d
basis^ CdqlgaMe MIl%%iclinb JshoHv;
whatever:  7_fitifliad e;vef|stob^"inu]yi
Chance 'it'wbuld;M
years ago.   Shareholders are face to;
face ,withv^eir ^usual'fprivil^ges^re7
construction stmh ca|l^;|pr ithe Swift'
death of all their hopes.
Hid Pelts, Wool, Etc;, to  !
'-.■:. .-.7:7.77'. '.        '■ ■        ■" 7.A j  i.'        ■     ■ ■
J-A.S.dh/Lcls/nJLJ-jJLlT &;Oo,
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2O0-212 FIRST AVENUE NORTH,
MINNEAPOLIS,
MINNESOTA
j. .^Gqods bought right out; uo commission, charged.   Fair Selection; immediate returns; ,/*.
■ Shipping tags furnished free upon request.   There is ntfduty on'Raw Furs .or any other Gooda we
hati'd^
__**Write for Circular g'iviug' LatestiJfarket Prices.
ECo.
B. C;
«*-:*,
JOMT^. GRAH»7&Am.,
WHOLESALE.
Books, Stationery, Office Supplies,
and Wall Paper.
Great Eastern Block.
SPOKANE, WASH.
G. M. SPENCER,
ifber and
SLQOAN AYE.
-NAOTSP^RO
.:. t:
[;7;v\
;E^;'StOX3fe •,;;;::•'-'"-•,;;
-.. *v
cAits,
Michael Grady, No. 49577; L. H. Briggs, No. 51140,
and G.7Ev:.iLaatzi<<NoA4i)687', intend,>sixty;days
from > the7;date 7hereof7-to, apply to the a Gold'
OommisMbrier-7t6iv'tt7-certiheate of improvements,
for tl^e pui'poseof obtaining, a Crown grant of the
abbveclaim. 7   7A  :a;'"*       ■» a
- And^furthfer take v notice, that > adverfeev claims,
mustbe sentto the Gold Commissioner and action
commenced before the issuance of such certilieate
of improvements A *  «■■■'    - •
Dated this 4th day of October, 1894. • r- ■ »• • -
A. S. FARWELL.
Oct/18, 1894.
Certificate ol Improvements.
sloftl
Notice to the Public.
STAGES,"'Leave; IJaslo7 and  ^liree-Forks, Ibr
O   either place, every morning at 8 o 'clock
Satisfaction is   Guaranteed.
M.       9
gOGTOR
^Sasix), b. c.
Graduate of Trinity University, Toronto.    Member of college Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario.
Y';'-y Oftttwansea anaWi^an,
Analytical Chemist and Assayer
The oldesi; and most experienced
'■'*■ Assayer in the Province.
revelst;oke7     b .&.
Certificate of Improvements.
:'u -' ' '"- ■ ,-   ■ '. ^ ■       r J
-...-;   •'-..'. -*... 7-7-; NOTICE;;7 ;','.;?■'.  ..7. : y... 7
AARIBOO Minornl-Claim.-^'Situated in the Slo-
V., can Mining Division of. West. Kootenay:District. Whore locafced:' In the'Best, Basin ana joins
the Antelope on the south' wast. 7      ,
Take Notice-that'J, A-; S. Farwell,afi: agentr: for
Belle Coy,-No. 53,843; A. L. Davenport, No. 53,f)5G;
aud Lake D. Wolford; No. 53,099, .-Intend^ sixty
days from the date? hereof f to ajmlyoto-tilje Gold
Commissionerifbr a certificAfc of .improvement*?,
for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above eluiin.  .v ■'. ; a...--.x.".-a j  - •• ,
And further take notice thatadverse'clafriis must
be sentto the Gold Commissioner and action commenced before the issuance of such certilieate of
inri'r.oYemenls.
Dated this sixteenth day of November, 1891.
A. S. FARWELL
December o, 1894.
Certificate bit In^rovemeiits.
7A77. ;'X: Aa'~a.;7--: NOTICE. 7..;.' 7    ..'. .,;;.•:,..;.;',
ECHO' Mi^piAii^GE^M.^Situate in^the Slbcaii
Mining Division-of ■ West;Kooteriay; District.
Where'lbcated: About two. miles.-.■ north east from
Silverton. ■ ^^-x ;■ • ■ -"■■ ■- ■■■■■ - :'''' " ' "•'
■< Take notice that'Ir--A;?*:&s Fai*well, as agent for
Michael Grady, No. 49,577; L.'A.-Briggs, No.51140,
and 0, F. Laatz; No; 49387, iriten d, sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to.the Gold Commissioner
A. J. SCOTT,     '
Manager.
Buy
for a certilieate of improvements, for the purpose
iiga-Grownigraat of'lhe;aboye Claiin.
And further take notice, that adverse claims
of obtaiiiiiigaGrown'gr,'
fnustbesentto he-Gold Commissioner arid action
commenced-before the-issuance of such -certilieate
of imiirbveinents. d X -t.^X".''.>•■'?'■'•■Ay;.7^ ...
I Dated5tliis8th day of October, 1894;
': ,■■-: --A X,--- ■■>■■, A. S. FARWELL.
■   Oct. 18,18947 ';.';'" '
Certificate of Mprovements.
FROM
Wholesale
Dealer"
;-v..;/;;7;....^...;^;r:N0/TicEv . :; ,.■..,
'CJURPRISE> -Mineral. -Claim.—Situate in. the
\3 ^Slocdh Mining Division of West Kootenay District AVhere located:1. About two miles north east
from'Silvertons '<< Xa->••'.-•■ ''■■"',7*---'i; :-[ ■ ':
■rTake notice1 that I, A. S. Farwell, as agent for
Michael Grady, No. 49577;- L. H. Briggs, > o. 5U40,
l)iirposeof obtaining a Crown grant of the above
claim/ '    71 '7/7 ■,.-■'
Arid further take notice, that adverse claims
must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and action
commenced before the issuance of such certificate
of improvements;    '•»■'-.
Dated this 9th day of October, 1894.        ^      7
A. S. FARWELL,
Oct. 18,1894.
IN
WINES,
Revelstoke,
L1QUOES,
AND CIGARS
.      NQTICE. ,■ ... 7
Shunieaw Minkkal Claim;—Situate m the
SI >can Mining. Division' of West "Kootenay: District. Where located: About two miles north east
from Silverton.
Take notice that I, A. S. Farwell, as agent for
Certificate of Improvements,
'   i .'NOTICE.
nTANDARDJVliNKKAD GLAiM.--Situate in the
O ■■ Slocan Mining Division of WestKootenoy District. Where located: About two miles.north east
from Silvertorii'-7„.'  :-.      ' ;       ■   ' ""' X r
Takc'Miotice that LA. S. Fanvell, as asent for
Michael Grady, No..49577; L. H7 Briggs, No.5ll4U.
and C. F. Laatz, No.4&,687;intend, sixty days from
date hereof, to apply to theGold Commissioner for
a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining aTCitowlr grant df the above claim.
And lurther take notice, that adverse claims
must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and action
commenced before the issuance of such certilieate
of 1 improvements.        ■   •■-*■•■■
Dated this 9th day of October, 1894.
A. S, FARWELL
Oct. 18, 1894.
.J:l00tllW
LUMBER   YARD, '
Foot of Hendryx Street,  Nelson.
A full stock of "TAimbei;,
rough and dressed, latins,.-
shingles, sash?dQors7mould-
ihgs, etc. Clear and dry-
fir flooiiingand ceiling for
<a,. sale at lowest prices.
HENRY DAWES, Proprietor
Agent*
! Page "4.
THE .NAKUSP-  LEBOE.
Second Year
LEDGE CROPP1NGS
Th is season the G. & K. R, will only
be closed down a month.
It is.likely, the ear repairing gang
will be kept on all winter.
Locomotive 5G5 now .'.makes daily
return trips to Three.Forks.'.
Frank Locasto, the toiisorial artist,
has opened out at thc Forks;
One hundred feet more of planking
is being"'added to the wharf.
The ivaslo postoflice has been removed into Green Bros.- .store.
Revelstoke has thrice as much of
the beautiful as any'Slocan point.
A freight shed is being built by the
railway company at Denver siding.:
All the Construction.Company's employees are being .paid [off. this week.
The: first-trial of the turntable was
made on Saturday, 'proving successful.   ;,;.  '";;-     ..    :   a
G reen Bros., of Ivaslo, general merchants, will open a branch at Three
Forks. .  : ■;" .
Next season express offices will be
opened at all points touched by the
K A S/R. ■■•* :
Superintendent Marpole, ".of. the G.
P.h\,;again visited town by Tuesday's boat,
A dinner to the staff of" the. Con
struction Company is talked of ere"
tJiey quit town.
The Slocan Store Co. is the name
of a new .firm that has opened up at
the concentrator. . ,
.-No. 96 ran into an open 'switch-at
'.tlie'- mill yards Sunday, smashing
things up generally.
House aiicl.-furniture, to sell, verv:
cheap, at Nakusp, Apply to hi. ■'■ N.
Coursier, Revelstoke. f
W. Pace, of Vancouver, inhaled the
fine-c'oiie-scon ted air or Nakusp for a
brief period last week. 77..:. 7
Men are engaged- constructing the
C. P. R. sleigh 'road, from the Wigwam
to the head of the lake.
Locomotive No. 1)6 came in from
the front on Saturday and is now
stalled in the roundhouse.  ■'.,
a disagreement, one of his' legs-had
Sunday next Rev. A. J. Gaebel is
billed to appear twice ■ in the school-
house, morning and evening.
H. R..•.Hammond,, of Three Forks,
formerly of this place, is wintering
with his daughter-in '■ Helena.
: L. J. Cross has returned to Vancou-
1 ver after a successful drumming trip
for wet groceries in the Slocan. ,
J. J. Mulhcill,; .-Q.P.K.-. accountant,'
■ Vaiicotivei-v is in town looking after
■the financial interests of his coinnany.
When in Kaslo stop at the Great
Northern Hotel,    Kates -reasonable.'
■ Headquarters for cool and  delicious
■ beer. . .        . f
lousiness is looming up.at-a great
rate at  the postoi'iice. .Thirteen oiit-
■ going registered letters was one day's
record.
The upper river is lull of drifting
ice, while.it .is frozen across at the
Green Slide. A cold night or two
will block it to the lake.
Those desirous of purchasing holiday presents will find a long range of
handkerchiefs, gloves, ties, perfumery,
etc, at F. W. Jordan & Co.'s.   .
Alex. Stewart   is  confined   to   his
room at the Leland House, owing   to
with an adze, a few days ago.
The Lvtton had a cargo Tuesday
which occupied every available inch
of space on the lower deck. Business
has kept exceeolinglv • brisk during
the fall.
The bridge gang arrived in from
■the front Wednesday, having completed their labors on the railway.
Most of them have since departed for
o'her climes.
Nakuspites are experiencing as an
agreeable fall as is possible at such
an altitude. Very little-' snow on the
ground and the weather generally
open and mild. •.'„','.
A well-known habitant of the
Pronged City was ordered out last
week, a He attempted to lodge here,
but was informed that his company
was not desirable.;, . 7
W. H. Asseltine, of Calgary, who
recently opened a jewelery store at
New Denver, has returned to his for- j
mcr home, having been summoned •
tl ithar by telegraph.
'  RW. Ncrthey, late of the Mail,
has gone to Victoria, whither he was
accompanied by Mrs. Northey, who
will   undergo   a course  of medical'
treatment at the Jubilee hospital. .
On Thursday -the .big engine hauled her first train to ..Three, Forks.
A defective, swif ch at the .concentrator
caused the locomotive;:to!,'leave?',the
rails
her on again
Postmaster Jordan 'has been assured that the mail for Nakusp from outside points will ^continue all' winter to
arrive by the Revelstoke route. It
will come at least once a week.- This
is a vast improvement over, last year's
arrangements. ,
' The^ dance given at the .Leland
House, -Tuesday evening, was; like
previous social hops at. that institution
thoroughly enjoyable. The. hall arid
sitting room.were tastefully decorated
and the music and refreshments;provided _vood. Another ■■ hop ... will; be
given there in two weeks.   7
KASLO CITY.       -
B.C.
The 'only practical Watchmaker in
the Kootenay District. Orders by
mail receive prompt attention.
ALL -WORK- GUMAME.EI).
3
wr
. 0S-s:S ■■■
"IMPERIAL"  Brand* of
■FJEEESH'"- OYSTERS.
Wholesale & Retail Doalers in
ALL ..BONDS OF POULTRY
Write'to".us for Price?":
SPOKANE,-
WASH.
A-LL Placer Claims in tliis District, legally held.'
A. .lnay be laid over from the loth-October, i&>4,
to the 1st June,-1S95.      7 - • •   . i,v. . ■
■■y.'x    >..';'     '•: -N:--FITZSTUBBS,
"7.7.; ■■ Gold Comnu*3ioner
' Bated, Nekon..B.€., 4th October, 18.91. .-;
f
It took several. hours, to get
Nakii
Q'tf
Sawmill
©
HP-
9
o - &
"Leaders,"
JO AVINGr placed some new
n ■ Machinerym our Mill,
we are prepared to furnish
all kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber ax>d Shinodes at
greatly reduced Prices.
uO.K.s,"'anfl
"Terminal
r>
Factory and Salesroom:
. O1   <£»   £*a j
VANCOUVER,
Rough Lumber, narrow,
'-• '             $10 qO
""      ■ '"         wide.
, $11.00 to $12 00
Joist and Scantling, sized up to-
18 feet long,.
■•-:■■     $11   00'
IS.,' to 24 '
■ - .$12 00
2\ 'to 30 '■■'■   ■■■■■■                   '            .
. iis oo
Flooring, T & G, (i "    A
v  .                 $20 00
»« ■ .          •<     4"
•  - . !• $22- OO
V joint Ceiling, 1 "
$2_;o()
o "'.Rustic,
.   '-$19 00.
Shinlap,'-':
$11  00
Surfaced Dressed, ;'        ■   '   .
J-i?is do
.Oe'Li
A liberal discount on' large orders for Gash,
'PETER, GENELLE & .Co.
Sale of the Sol Holden.
Two weeks ago The Ledge announced that a deal was on for the
purchase of the Sol Hoiden hydra ulic
mine in the Big Bend. A.few days
ago the purchase was made by Div
liith and Cliicago...capitalistsr' through-
Messrs. Atkins and Milligan. The
price paid was $4,500, "all but.18^000
being in cold cash: The Sol Holden
is one of the best- known properties in
the Big Bend and has'.always.'been-a
paying proposition, It is the intention of tlie new- owners to; work the
mine on a large scale, putting in a
good-sized monitor, and all other machinery necessary for.-the proper development.of the property. S. Holden
and C. Norleins were the former owners. ■ • :
an. h..x». wmbmml
TXS,N'±'I£3rr,
E
Lbu
KASLO.
B.C.
NAKUSP,- B."C.
CaC3Kr£S_2a^
.%;
0
H a
Or.-ulnatcof AniericauCollege'of Dental Surgery
Chicago.
O I*'!"'i (.';•': Over llyer.v liard ware store.
■' CHABLES W. MeAM",~
BAIMtlSTSR, &c,    ,.
ING LAWS   A SPECIALTY.
KASLO CITY, B. C.
Underwear, Hosiery,
Mens' Furnishings,
Mens' Ready Made
Clothing,
Gloves, Ribbons,; Silks,
■Satins,'Cashmeres,'
Melton & Serge-Cloths,
Carpets, Blinds, Cottons, Hats and Caps,
House & Table Linens,
Boots and Shoes.
i I %—j   |    | v^rn ■» ■ , ■■ .
HARDWAte-flt
jjnuuEfT
np>-
uEP'
Hungarian Flour,
Sugars, Bacon, Hams
Coffees, Tea.s, Spices, .7
. Jams, Pickles, Oat-
'me'al, Biscuits,
Canned Vegetables,
Canned Fruits,
Dried Fruits, and
Syrups,
Fancy Toilet Soaps,
Cigars and Tobaccos,
Grindstone's &' Fixtures-
Crosscut; & Rip Saws,
Axes and Handles,
Nails,' Screws, Bolts,
Round, Flat,Square Iron
Oils,   Paints,   Glass,
Horse Shoes and Nails,
Cutlery,
Glassware,
Crockery,
Stationery.
0
s can get a-complete
9
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