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Vol. II. No. 12.
NAKUSP,. B. C., DECEMBER 20. 1894.
Price Tex Cents.
JOHN W. GRAHAM &   Co
e;
■   .  .' WHOI.KSAI..K      :
Books, Stationery, Office Supplies,
and Wall Paper.
OBE SHIPMENTS.
Great Eastern .Block.
SPOKANE, WASP.
1 w
/,'ARROW LAKE,.   .
Is ES^^ sst
2o  cents each,;oi- 5'for ®'_.   For further
particulars write to thejjroprietoiy.  '7
■•."'"'. "DAWSON, ;GRADbOCK;;&:Co;
Four Different Mines Exporting to
O^iaha Smelter. 7
BOND. TAKEN UP
Ore from four different mines has
been brought in from the Slocan this
'week, averaging three carloads per
day. The Omaha smelter -has cor-
raled this, as it has the major portion
of that already sent out.   Pawliidin
.o*
ospect
■e;.;;.
The Bar is stocked with
Wines, Liquors, and Cigars
,-Nakusp,.'  B. C,
J. T, N
F'ROPRiETOR.
tho finest brands of
COLUMBIA
NAKUSP, B. C.,
Corning & Rodd, Props.
The ~bar is stocked with the finest
brands of wines, liquors
and cigars.
is proceeding ■ vigorously V and- the
amount of ore being handled is in ex
e.ess ol tliat anticipated.-; The mines
'now shipping are the '■'.Slocan Star,
Noble Five, Reco and Mountain
Chief. In a few days these- will be
augmented jjby tlie Dardanelles, Surprise, Fisher* .Maiden, Alpha,,Alamo,
Idaho and others. Geiielle & Co.
have forwarded a' number of sleighs
to tlie Slocan, '.to;be; used on their contracts^ The concentrator ;is ^ein£\
made the shipping point or a large
portion of the. ore, the grades being-
lighter and the distance shorter.
There is enough ore insight to keep
the railway busy for several weeks
at least, with more to follow- The C
P. R. lire rushing it through ere the
Columbia .closes up, the
company- doing their part nobly.
One hundrecl and four tons in all,
from the Slocan Star, have gone forward tliis week, other shipments being stacked oil the wharf This was
valued at,$13,400.,' The value ofthe
ore shipped from the entire district
during the; nionth of November 'is
placed at |104,5C0. Locally the record stands thus:—
On the War Eagle, Iron Mask and
Virginia at Trail.
navigation
The bond has been taken up on tlie
War Eagle, Iron Mask and Virginia
claims at Kossland, in the Trail creek
district.     Last spring these  claims
were bonded for i 23,000 by Clark,
Corbin, ■Finch, Campbell, Kingsbury,
Roberts, Kingsbury and Wake/ield,
alLof«Spokane. /The properties were
purchased from Morris and Bourgeois,
who located them  n.ea'rJy live years
&gOX,yd.:-dX   ■ 7. ■ -■■'dp:-  ,7,:.
Development work on the War
Eagle, the':"-vein." of which parallels
that, on, th'p -Le Koi, shows an ore
chute 600' feet long and eight feet
wide.; aTwo shafts, 100 yards apart;
have been sunlj7 on this chute, and
hoth are in ore, one at a deptli of 25
feet and the other at 50. A crosscut
driven 20 feet below, the bottom of No.
1 shaft shows seven feet, of ore that
assays $100 per ton. This ore carries
four ounces of silver, five per cent,
copper and the balance in gold. A
sample shipment of 30 tons to the
smelter at Great Falls gave returns
of $40 a ton. No new machinery will
be put in the War Eagle for some
time, but the owners expect to ship
at the rate of 1,000 tons a month during the present winter. The ore will
go to Great Falls.
MINING NEWS.
What
is   Being  Done  Among
Treasure Vaults.
the
NAKUSP, B. C,
McNEILL & MEGARKY, 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 beating and
.sketcliing facilities for tourists and artists. The
bar is supplied, with the best brands of wines
i*liior8 and cigars. The accommodations ofthe
Hotel are the  best.
DATE.
Sept. 13
Sept. 17
Sept. 19
Sept. 20
Sept. _i
Sept. 21
Sept. 26
Oct. I
Oct. 9
Jet. 15 "
\jct. "5
AOV..3
MINE.
Alpha
Mountain Chief
Slocan Star
o
7
3
10
NAKUSP, B. C,
The location of this Hotel
is excijllcnt, and commands
a grand view of the beautiful scenery tint surrounds
the town.
The Bar  has  one of thc
largest .stoc-k-*  of   Wines.
Liquors and Cigars in the
Country.
The Dining R,oom is up to
date, and Tr veler*. should
always give the Leland-a
call.
Ts'ov
Nov
Nov
Nov
Nov 12
Nov 13
Nov 15
Nov. 22
Nov 25
Oec 3
Dec 14
Dec 10
Alpha
Fisher Maiden
Slocan Star
WEIGHT.
120,000 lbs.
180.000
220,000
7<S,:L3D
178,375
ISi ,000
180,000
.90,000
150,000
75,000
122,450
200,000
10,000
200,000
33.1,000
102,000
06,000
2o:»,000
295,000
90,000
7o,500
18,990
00,000
208,000
VALUE.
$ 6,000
9,000
11,000
3,900
7   9,000"
9.100
9,000
4,500 '
-7i500
3,750
• 6,150
10,000
2,000
13,0C0
16,700
5,100
7 *",200
13,300
14,750
4,500
3.S25
950
3,000 ,-;
,  10,400
Tis Only Eeport so Bar.
The owners of the steamer Ainsworth, on Kootenay lake, are ■renort
ed to be debating the advisability of
building a large steel boat to engage
in the lake and -river traffic. The
boat would be fitted up for the passenger and freight business and be capable of making daily trips to Bonner's
Ferry. Sufficient strength would be
guaranteed the hull to keep the river
open during the winter, thus giving
the Great Northern an all-year connection with the Slocan.
Red Mountain Kail way.
1 he value is reckoned on the basis of
ohc  e ease manifest of $1C0 per ton,
rnh^iWllxhe f0lllK:l t0 ^ below
uxthei than above the actual worth
Sloan is Free.
u*J e   t^\ ■
E. M. Sloan, recently of Kaslo, who
has been occupying a prominent position in the Spokane courts of late, on
cliree .different charges of misappropriation and embezzlement, has been
acquitted, and is once more a free
man. The last charge against him
was for making way with $8C0"of the construct tlieir
unds of the company of which he guage railway,
was a member. Sloan claims to have
been the victim of malicious persecu-
t on.
The Red Mountain  Kail wav Com-
whose   project is   to tap  tho
Trail creek mines, is applying to the
B. C. Legislature for the amendment
of tlieir charter.-    The company is desirous of having the  time extended
for the commencement and completion of the said railway, and of having the act of incorporation amended
so as to authorize tlie- company to
construct or acquire,   by  purchase,
lease, or otherwise, any other line or
lines of-telegraph, connecting with tlie
line along thc .line-of the said railway, and to undertake the transmission of messages for the public,, and
collect tolls for so doing; and, secondly, also to construct or acquire, by
purchase, lease, or otherwise,  maintain and operate vessels,   wharves,
and docks, and to carry on the business of shipping and wa re housemen;
and thirdly,to.enable the company to
railway as a narrow
A new strike has been made on the
Kalis] el.
The -.monthly output of thc Alpha
will be about ICO tons.
= The Noble Five and Peco have an
ore shed at Three Forks.
'The-Noble Five is using the first
ore sacks made in tlie Slocan.
Tlie Mounta in Chief will commence
shipping ore this week via the Nakusp route a  ..; -   '■  ■
7 Genelle & Co., of this to wn, have
contracted to haul the Alpha ore to
Silverton for one Tear.
■'■'■'yW. 'Harrison's..third; interest in tl e
Balmoral, which he bpuglit from ll.
1_. Porter, is valued at ^1,715.
A quarter interest in the La Paloma
near the Surprise, has been sold by
S. T. Walker to C.B. Taylor for *?2CO.
— Genelle & Co. begin their ore hauling contracts '.with 10 teams, which
number wall be increased as occasion
demands.
Capt. Moore has bought heavily
into the Twin Lakes claim, buying
out the '.Drum heller boys. The interests amounted to tliirteen-fortieths
and were valued at f2,000.
';;_ G> W. Hughes Tias purchased the
interests of F, H. Hughes and I).
Porter in the Best mine,' amounting
in each instance to a quarter. Porter's interest'cost- Hughes £3,000.
There has been veiy little snow on
Cariboo creek so far, but notwithstanding this-all work on placers has
ceased till spring. The pumps and
wheels have all been withdrawn.
Half a dozer men will.-winter on the
creek.
The difficult}^ over the Nickel
Plate, on Trail creek, has been settled. New capital has been introduced and development work will be
carried on to a greater extent than
ever. The Nickel Plate is the richest property,in;the camp.
CX '"P0   Ul   luaiX    JviiKja or   n*an
x.\ billed I,-, deer ma short time. J
ere ised in the spring.
Hunting at Deer Park.
.Deer- Park, on  the  Lower Arrow
h I Jr\  P a ' pitiful spot and
Ah unds   m   many   kinds of 'game!
cent-
alsosawa lynx but could not ge/if
3^ V?n* «f "iflVteii and wo f
ontifnl, ,.,„(   says that the grome
*we> clruinming at night, whiSh i'o
»i";c sign of an  ojum w nler    Tie
wolves^in the earfvVartof the wiufer
live principallv u, on labbitsa e
rtifticult  to get   at bv   tr«P gi"nV or
..Tjoison.    In   the   spring   the  wolv's
tliat   time   the   does   are jrenerallv
ran aii  easy ])rev t0 t,      voracious
and destructive wolf.    ForthSi^son
utei i ai k of this animal,, or
The jtafTof the Alp.* wIH bc fc.J,viU ojjjy bc r>eei. ^ -^jo £
toi e man \ years pass by. Pagre 2.
j&
THE   MAKUSP   LEDGE,
Published every Thursday.
R.    T.    LOWEE1V   EDITOR    AKD
..     FINANCIER. "
SCTBSCHlP'riOX KATES:
ONK YEAR-..'  ■ -.:'.  .$2.00
Transient Advertising, 2b cents per line first iu-
serHon, 10 cento per line, subsequent insertions,
nonpareil measurement.
TO CONTIUBUTORS.
Correspondence from every part of the Kootenai'
District and communications upon live topics
aiways acceptable. -'.Write'on-both sides'of the
paper if you wish. Always send something1 good,
no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it
ii hot, and we will do the rest.
THUESDAY,"DEC.   20, T894
^~~#AEEWELL I 7NAKIJSP.
This issue is the last one in Nakusp
of this paper. Next week we turn it
loose in New Denver, and hope to
,to stay there until the last pound of
ore is dug out of the Slocan.
For fifteen months we have printed
a paper in,this town, and the sun still
shines. We have found the people
in Nakusp, as a rule, square and
honorable. With one or two exceip-
tions they have all paid us what they
contracted for. We regret having to
leave the town, and would not do so
if we had sufficient capital to build
smelteis and other works-that- would
employ labor, build up the town, and
enable the townsite companies to sell
their lots at a profit. In a future issue
we will tell.of the promises made to
us by the representatives of the companies owning the townsite, and how
one of the .'parties'did .--not carry out
his promise.
We go to New Denver because it
is in the Slocan, and a more convenient place to print a paper than any
other in the district. At Denver we
intend to publish a paper that will
surprise thenarives, and make most
of them grope in their jeans for the
necessary collateral to take an annual interest in the subscription list.
We go into New Denver without asking any favors. We do not want
anyone to patronize us out of sympathy. If we cannot hold our own
with the rest of the ne wspaper fraternity they'can take the pot, and we
will prospect for something else.
300. miles as the diggings are in the
midst of a desert. It is rip place for
a poor man, although many are how
there, dragging out a weary and dry
career. No such circumstances exist
in the Kootenav country. With lots
of water, wood, game, fish and high
grade mountain air a prospector can
live on $.1 a year, and grow rotund
and T033V The #1 is necessary to
buy salt and matches with. With
all these advantages we have as
much mineral as. any other part of
the universe. Ssill,.' with all this
manv men are anxious" to take
chances on leaving, their bones to
whiten on one of the gold-touched
deserts of distant Australia.. Such is
human nature. Some will go anywhere in search of the yellow metal,
and we firmly believe that if the papers reported a gold strike in hell
many of the boys in the west would
pack their blankets and make a trail
fco the new diggings as fast as circumstances would al low them.
■ Of
Dealers in
Pianos,  Organs,  Musicians' 'Supplies, Sewing: Machines, and
Supplies.
SPOKANE, .-" -... WASH.
THE   STEAMER .:
MERRY CHRISTMAS.
MINING' EXCITEMENTS.
Every little while a ■milling'excitement breaks out in same'part of
the world, and a rush of people takes
place to the scene, all eager to make
a fortune, a 'happy realization only
reached by the .minimum. Last year
South Africa was the favorite spot.
This year Coolgardie is all the craze
and already a dozen men have left
thc Slocan for that distant camp.
And, what of Coolgardie ? It has
15,000 people, and water is so valuable that whiskey is dealt- out pure.
Two-good gold quartz prospects and
a little ordinary placer'ground has
caused the rush. Timber has to be
hauled 140 miles, and food and water
Next Tuesday is Christmas, and at
least one-half of the Christian world
will stuff themselves with plum pudding and the other; half will wish
they could.; Christmas is generally
credited with being tlie merriest day
in the annum, but to us it is one of
the saddest. It always makes us
think ofthe days when we attended
three Sunday schools regularly, in
order tg pick the fruit from several
Christmas trees, and we can distinctly
remember that our socks were very
large and had no holes in them.
Those were happy days and Santa
Claus was to us a reality. Now old
Claus dwells in our mind as a myth
of the past, and only prompts us to
wonder where are the boys who
went to Sunday school with us in the
long, long ago. Like the old poem,
we might say,
Some sleep 'neath  the deep blue sea,
Some are in jiil,
And some are in the Kootenav.
Christmas will be observed in the
usual ..manner in. the Slocan, and we
wish everyone as much enjoyment as
it is possible to obtain. We hope all
the boys have sent their mothers, sisters, cousins, sweethearts, and other
female relatives all the presents that
thc low point of silver will stand, and
that in return they will, receive the
blessings of the dear ones at home.
It is advisable for us all. to. have a
good time, because ere another year
has herm recorded on the register'of
time, many of us may have passed in
our  checks'and'-be pushing clouds
G. L. ESTABROOKS,      -      MASTER,
Leave New Denver at 7 a.m. for Silverton.
Leave New Denver at'8:30 a.m. for Bonanza
City. ■
Leave Bonanza City at 12 noon for New Denver.
Slocan Trading & Navigation Co., (Ltd.)
"." W..O. McKINNON.   d
Secretary
h
NEW DENVER, B. C.
MEALS SERVED AT ALL PIOURS.
IN addition to the Restaurant the Proprietor has
a. number of Room-? to rent to Travelers. The
Rooms arc tastily furnished andthe beds clean and
well aired.
JOHN W. WINTER
IS
leserve
FOR- THE 7
CANADIAN
RAILWAY,
PACIFIC DIVISION,
COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY BRANCH.
with the dear ones who have gone
before. A few, no. doubt—those who
don't pay the printer-—will be sojourning in a clime  where the ice man
■ <aj
does not call round in the morning
and the heat is extremely oppressive.
Merry Christinas, gentle, re lined,
and cultured readers, and remember
that all of your neighbors will not eat
turkey on Christ's birthday.
rPRAINS leave Nelson for Robson and-Points
1    north every Wednesday and Saturday at 15
o'clock.   For Joints south the train Ieave3 every
Friday at 13:30 o'clock.
H. ABBOTT,
General Supt.,
Vancouver.
J. HAMILTON
Trainmaster & Agent.
Nelson.
THE CLIFTON HOUSE,
ROSSLAND, B. C.
Best Hoitso
at tlie
'Trail Mines.
STEWART    &    LYNCH,    Props
p. '..TAILOE, -PxP
B...-0
o rmio- a -iiuimuTB
■"■;7:;railway.-'-/;';'7
Nelson:, & Port: Sheppard'
1 '■.■'.-!
ALL    RAIL    ROUTE     TO    SFOKANE.
t
The only through route from Nelson, Kaslo,
Ivootenay Lake and all Slocan
Points.
Through Trains Semi=Weekly.
Leave 7 a.m.
NELSON;
Arrive 5:40 p.m
On Tuesday? and Fndcyr, ircivs will run
through to S'x>kane,arriving same day. Returning
passengers will leave Spokaneat 7 a.mi'oii Wednesdays and Saturday*, arriving at Nelson at 5:10 p.
hi.; same day, making close connection with the
steamer.Nelson for Kaslo and all Kootenay,-kike
points.      . ."■ 7.;.,..
Passengers for Kettle River. and Boundary
Creek connect at Marcus with stage on Mondays
and Tuesdays, Thursdays and  Fridays. 7
COLUMBIA k IQOTEM
Steam Nav. Co., Ltd.
TIj^HI &J&.I&1D INTO. '5. .:■"".'
In Effect Wednesday, Aug. 2% 18?4>
REVELSTOKE ROUTE- .
STR. LIT   ON..
(Connecting with the Canadian Pacific I?ail-
Avay for all Eastern and Coast Points.)
Leaves Robson on Wednesdays and Saturdays at'
0 p.m. \
Lea ves Revelstoke on TuexUy.s and  Fridays  it
4 a.m. ■'.-,.-
J'iASLO ROUTE-
'Ri- NELSON.
1UOTIC.E is hereby given that application will
he 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, 1390,;'
and the "Columbia and Kootenay Railway Extension Act, 18:)_," and to amend the said Acts by extending the time for the commencement and com
plction of the undertakings authorized by the said
Acts and otherwise.
Dated at Vancouver this 30th day of October,
1894. '...'.
DAVIS, MARSHALL, MACNEILL,
& ABBOTT,
G-7t. Solicitors for Applicants
Leaves Nelson .Mondays at 4"p.m.; Wednesdays,
at 5:40 p.m.; Thursdays.at 4 p.m.;Saturdays,at 5:40-
p.m.   Connecting on Saturdays and Wednesdays
with Nelson & Fort Sheppard' Railway for Kaslo
and Like ijoints.'
Leaves Kaslo for Nelson, Sundays .at 8 a.m.;
Tuesdays at 3 a.m.; 'Thursdays at .S a.m.; Fridays
at.-la.m. Connecting on Tuesdays and Fridays
with. Nelson & Fort Sileppard .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.)
Leaves Nelson on Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 a.
m.
Leaves Kaslo on Tuesdays and FridaysatS a.m.
Leaves Bonner's Ferry for Nelson and Kaslo at
2 a.m. on Wednesdays ana Saturdays.
The com pan}"-reserves the right to change this
schedule at any time without notice.
For full information as to tickets, rates, etc., apply at the Company 'suffices, Nelson, B.C.
T. ALLAN, Sec'y. J. W. TROUP,
Nklsox- B.C. Manager
.!.<> Second Year9
.THE   ]^
J.W. & S.  RAILWAY.
Engineer Mohun's Report to the Provincial Government.
Appended is the report of E.MoHm,
C.E.,   to Hon.   0.  B.   Martin,   Chief
'Commissioner of;■'Lands and Works, UJu ui tiie sidings:—2,8607 lineal feet
under date of November 17, upon the at Nakusp; 1,0-JO at SuiMinit; 1,0J0 at,
constructioirof tiie Nakusp & Slocan Biocan Jake; 2^200 at Wilson creek;
n..,   .     _ ■:.-■.■■'■". ...UUJat JSiew Denver;  2,336 at Three
itaLway: Forks; and ICO at the cok centra tor.
Sir,—As' the Nakusp & Slocan This would, appear to afford ample
Railway is open lor traffic, and is accommodation lor any traffic which
complete with thfvexcepti.oii.ofa few ([s at all likely to pass over the line.
niorf-oi»c<  v.*   si^*-*-'
Page 31
•incl have been supplied by the C.P.
K. Co; Care has been taken to use
those which showed signs of wear as
guard rails and in sidings. On the
curves, check blocks, securely spiked
to the ties, have been pl^eed, at intervals proportionate to the sharp
ness of the curves.
Sidings. —The following is a sailed
ule ot the sidings:—2,860 lineal feet
tildes, Tallow, Pelts, Wool, Etc., to
2O0-2_2 FIRST--AVEXUE NORTH,
MINNEAPOLIS,
/VJfNNESOTA
matters of detail now being" attended
to; a lso bc a ri n g  i n  li l i n d 111 e d c'si ra-
bilityy as pointed put by the Deputy
r Commissioner,   ot .furnishing1, at   as
early a date as possible, a report on
this important work,-1 have tiie hoiioi
to submit the following:—
r Description of route.—Leaving Nakusp on the west  [east, surely] shore
6f Upper Araow lake, with tlie aid of
a   switchback 7 and   loop, the   track
reaches the  summit of tlie,Nakusp
pass at an  elevation of   1,0,;)0 feet
above the initial  point in a distance
^PiOi.->        -i      '■      ,      I   ,   "u    *"«•«-. una banc-,
of 12-12 miles; thence it .-falls 70;) feet
inll.4y milesto the head of Slocan
lake; following tlie west [hardly] shore
fit  t h.Ck   •■l.ilrA'     f!,A      1,*        A -'A......
_   t,    _-     j^wu     \j » \jl    nut; HLHi
Water. —-Four iron stahdpipes, supplied by gravitation from the mountain side, about 12 miles apart, will
finish all the water required.
Telegraph line.—For some time
past tnere has been telegraph communication (though subject to interruption through fallen trees) along
the line, and the work of finally"' locating the line permanently, is about
completed. This has been, I believe, |
constructed ;by the C.P.R.
Eolling stock.— The present equipment, furnished  by the  C.P.R. Co.,
COnsiStS Of tWCl    IhnrXirM-lvn-.       J'   ■■
fix Write for Circular yivin- Latest Marker Prices. ■".'''
-M
B,
IT
ofthe lake the line crosses Wilson
creek, and is practically level for 6.2
miles; then it rapidly rises in the last
7.01 miles to the terminal point at
Three   Forks,;at   an   ascent of 873
feet
in   that   distance.
The
total
length of the line.is  a little short ox
37 miles, and the difference in elevation between the two points is 1,1^6
' -'fe-yti',.'" ■■(- ."   ■
- The general character of the country traversed  may  be; described, as
very steep mountain  side, with frequent rock bluffs and ravines, in fact,;
lairly, heavy '-mountain work.
■ Roadbed. — Tne     contractor     has
■ sought to avoid on these side hills the
. construction of a roadbed partly in
cut and partly in  fill,  and  the full
width has generally been cut in the
sold  bank  wherever   danger   from
slips might reasonably be anticipated.
The  roadbed  is we'll -surfaced and j_imagi.
ballasted.    The  ballast is generally j bull/-, on
of. first-class material.
Curvature.—The length of curvature as compared to straight line is
heavy, exceeding 50 \.ser cent., and
cannot b" avoided without-incurring
unjustifiable expenditure. The
curves vary from 1 to D.30. the extreme limit of curvature allowed,
having a radius of 2do feet.
Grades.—As shown in the description of route the grades are necessarily heavy, the limit allowed, 2„ per
cent., or, a grade of 132 feet per mile,
being adopted for about- seven miles
of the entire distance.
Ties.—The ties; are mainly of fir,
and are generally in excess of thc
sizes called for in tiie specification,
viz., 8 feet long, 6 inch face, and Clinches thick, and. are well spaced, 2
feet apart from .-centres.
Structures.—Or    trestlework   and
bridges there are !),278 feet of the former, and. two Howe  trusses, one,-of
10 J-feet-, through  span across Wilson
creek, and one of  75  feet deck  span
■ across Carpenter creek.    Tlie  spans
of the trestles are  1-1-feet or  15 feet
from centres.    Tlie bents are heavy,
on'solid foundations,   and are -well
braced, spiked and bolted.    The sup-
ehitraction is ofthe usual description.
Culvciti   are  principally   of   heavy
cedar logs,' faced.    Laade culverts of
;2-inch plank.
Rails.—The rails are steel, 55 lbs.
to the yard, of the usual  T pattern,
It was but a half interest that J. A.
Mara, M.P.,   purchased  from W.   C.
itluirnead in the  mica  claims to the
,  ..  ..._. .„«„«.*   j. iJcivovLLi, j west of the  town, and not the whole
joinied with, strains or angle, plates, las stated last week.
consists of two locomotives,   one( first
class passenger Car, one combination
1 assenger and    baggage   car.,   and
about 30 box and fiat cars.
..'. Buildings,   etc. — At   Nakusp   and
Three Forks..the buildings consist Of:
One tirst'class station, , freiglit shed,
two-stall  roundhouse^ section house,
and sand house; while to the former
may be added  a substantial wharf;
800 feet long', capable of carrying a
loaded, train and locomotive.    At the
Summit there is a section house.    At
Wilson creek; a second class station,
^section    house,   freight   ' shed    and
wharf:
Turntables.—Two steel turntables,
each 55 feet long, to tbe .placed at the
terminal points, navebeen ordered,
and are now believed to be on the
road.
General remarks,—The road, when
the few details now being attended
to   are   completed, will,   1   believe,
amply justify its construction.    It is,
1 imagine, one of the cheapest ever
builr. on. this coast,   though a great
deal   of  the   work . has   been  very
heavy.    It is,   of course, a mountain
..mineral-road, on'which a high rate
[ of speed is not essential.    Fortunately
tor the road, though unfortunately for
the   contractor,   the   unprecedented
flood of last summer tested  and exposed all its -weak points, with the result, it is believed, that there is little
to dread  from the  effects   of future
freshets.    . ;
As you are aware, from the desirability of pushing construction last
year, no bills of quantities could be
prepared on which to form any estimate of the cost. I*. have, however,
no doubt whatever that its construction has cost more than was anticipated.     ■
It is expected that the entire work
'will be complete in every respect
very shortly; and I propose to ien\ e
shortly lor the purpose of making a
close and final examination ofthe
road.
I have obtained the elevation of
the ■following; points above sea level,
which may ■.prove of interest, viz.,
Upper Arrow Jake, elevation, l,3i;U
feet; summit, Nakusp pass, 2,4-1(1;
Slocan lake, 1,731; TLree Forks, Car
penter creek, 2,556.
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CHARLES W. ;McANNs
BARRISTER, &c.,
MINING LAWS   A. SPECIALTY.
perli
KASLO CITY. B. C.
s
Notice to tile Public.
TAGES  Leave Ka?16   and   Three Forks   fnr
either place, every Hiorning1 at 8 o'eloek   '
Ge M, SPENCER,; ;   Satisfaction  is   Guaranteed.
A. J. SCOTT,
Manager.
SLOCAN AVE.
DOCTOR
KASLO, B. C.
Graduate of Trinity University, To
ronto.    Member of college Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario.
Of Swansea ana Wigan,
Analytical Chemist
Revelstoke,
L1QUOES,
AND CIGAES
B.C
The oldeso and most'cxp„_
Assayer in the Province
REVELSTOKE, B.O
and Assayer! mj., JTnhUvprr
3xpe,ioncecl.     li MOW
LUMBER
Y
Certificate Of Inipro'vementS. j Foot of  Hendryx Street, .' Kelson
NOTICE.
p AKinOO Minei-il .Claim.—Situ.-i
\J   c'tii .Mining Division  of  Wv?.\
!»•(!   hi .(l.:c Slo-
-   Kfiofcnny Dis-
■t liit.-.-in iiiid' jiiii:.-'
•■ixtv
Coid
trict.   AVTiere loe.''',tt:(l: .In.tlie Ik
tiie 'Aiik'loj.e on tile rout!: .vw.^i.
Take Notice tluU-.I, A. S.   Farwcl!. a-"' r-ixvnt .for {
Belie Coy. No. ri;i.si;-i: A. L. D.ivt.-iipurt. No. :~>3.U'>'.: r
and  Lake  iJ. V*,7,hv.!(l, No. r>:;.'i;>:»
days irom the Oai
ConHiiissioiit-'rio'r
■3.1>1
above eLiin.
And rdi'tln-r take lifjtieethr.tadveirecL'i'h1.)^ nii.'-t j
be :;.eut to til.-* Gold C<iiniii:^icm':r and aetiou com-
meheed l.ieliuv tl.e'i.-=f.iiKUioe of tuc-h ceviilieate  of
hn])r.)Vs-nieits.
Dated this sixteenth day of Xoveniher. IA)
A.SA
ior the [HiriiL.Se. of chtainini
L. 1).
1,  No.  .r>:!.'i;>:*,  lutein
.eveA.  to any.ly  to li
eertiticatc <»i   hu\-rovcrih.'!i{-
Ci\.AVii vjirant of t
e
A -full stock of Lumber,
I rc'no-h and dressed, laths.'
sh ingles, sash,doors,mouId-
ings,' etc. Clear and dry
fir flooring and ceiling for
sale at lowest jn-ices.
G, 0; BUCHANAN,
December;-', 183-i.
FA&WELL j HENRY DAWES,
Agent*
Proprietor Page 4.
THE   NAKUSP   LEDGE.
Second Year
LEDGE CROPPINGS
■Lawyer Kerr, of New Denver was
here on Sundaj7.
Wolves and coyotes haye been numerous around Denver of late.
..- The Public School closes   for  the
Christmas vacation tomorrow..-.
Louis Dansereau has been appointed station agent at Three Forks.
Crane & Lowes are putting up a
substantial two-story hotel at Three
Forks.
Two carloads of cattle for the interior were brought down on the Lytton
Tuesday. ■:.
Friday's boat was detained several
hours at the head of the lake by a
heavy gale.
New Denver is to have a big ball
on Christmas eve for
the brass band.
the   benefit of
The whole'- population of Three
Forks is expected at Denver for the
Christmas ball.
By Sunday's boat a .large crowd
departed for the coast and elsewhere,
to spend Christmas. •
House and furniture  to'sell, yer v.'
cheap, at Nakusp,    Apply to TL , N.
Coursier, Revelstoke. t
C. Hillyard went to the front Friday to superintend the erection ofthe
Three Forks turntable.
During the week a cariboo has
been haunting the bush in the vicinity of the roundhouse.
-.. V The'Staff .'of. workmen on the railway is being rapidly paid off, and
the men are leaving for pastures new.
A large congregation 'was present
in the schoolhouse Sunday evening to
listen to Rev. A. J. Gaebel's sermon.
Frank Jordan, of Fire Valley, was
a passenger up on Sunday's boat.
He reports but little-snow-'in the Valley.
When in Kaslo stop at the Great
-, Northern Hotel.    Rates reasonable.
Headquarters for cool and delicious
beer. t
Mrs. M. E. Whyte, of the Hotel
Na.kusp, lett for Seattle and other
coast points Sunday, to spend the holidays.
E. Nevin.s, who has been employed
on Chief Engineer Osier's staff all
summer, has returned to his home in
Kingston, Ont.
Messrs. Cambie and Duchesnay,
chief engineer and assistant of the C.
P. R., came in on Friday and again
inspected the railway.
The last-shipment of lumber froni
Gerielle's mill, under tlieir contract
with the construction'company,- passed to tlie front on Thursday.
There is no truth in the rumor tliat
the Nekon'Miner has been sold. It
will remain in Nelson as the owners
have not the faintest idea of" selling
or removing to Kaslo.
Owing to. the frosty weather tliis
week, telegraph   messages from Nel-'
s >n were transmitted through   to the
main line Avithout break.    Usually
'■they have to be repeated here.
W. L. La wry, manager of the
Kaslo Provision Co., Three Forks,
was.in town Friday, to meet his wife
who 1 iad arrived from the coast that
dry.    They will reside at the Forks.
the peace some time ago,; was captured at Burton City on Saturday, and
taken to Revelstoke by Sunday's up
boat. -.A-'-'---
A -petition has been forwarded by
the people of New Denver to Minister
of Education Baker asking, for a
school to be built at that place, there
being quite a number of children living in tne town. . *
A large portion, of the stuff mentioned last week as having been stolen
in town, has been recovered by the
owners. Quite an extensive cache
was located Thursday, and goods
from other depredations were found
as well.
The C.&K.S.N. Co. are fixing up a
powerful ice ram on a scow at Nelson,
for the purpose of keeping the channel to that place open for the winter.
The scow will he forged ahead by one
of the boats. Genelle & ■.Co; are sup-
plying the timbers for the ram or
beak. ■-.,.---7;.7. >■■■-;'■■•':■
®r,
KASLO CITY,
B.C.
The only practical Watchmaker in
the Kootenay District. Orders by
mail receive prompt attention.
ALL WORK GUiMNTEED.
PLACEE, CLAIMS.
ALL Placer Claims in this District, legally held,
may he laid over from the 15th October, 131)1,
to the lat June, 1895.
N. FITZSTUBBS,
Gold Commissioner
Dated, Nelson. B.C., 4th October, ISfH.;     ;-"'"'.'
7 PACKERS
- "IMPERIAL"  Brand   of;
FRESH    OYSTERS,
Wholesale & Retail Dealers in
ALL KINDS OF POULTRY
Write to us for Price.?:
SPOKANE,    ,.
WASH.
Change of Address.
Exchanges and all people having
occasion to write to this paper will in
the future expedite matters by addressing all mail toJSTew Denver, B.
P     . X ,-,--.-        ... v      •      .   .      .
.- ——:—-o : -.— ; . '
Paying Proposition.
Monaghan & King have a rich
property in the Caribou mine, owned
by them on Rock creek. They have
a w.eli-defin'f'd lead, -assaying over
$100 to the ton in gold. ..Work.-.has
been pushed on the Caribou all the
summer and now the vein is in good
shape for handling. Three bricks
have been forwarded to■ -East. Helena
of late, aggregating $10,000 in all, as
the output of the mine.
JT
9
CAVING-. placed some new
Machinery in our Mill,
LIS'
Plenty of Time.
Leaders,"
"O.K.s,''and
"Terminals."
Factory and Salesroom : ,
522, CORDOVA ST.,
:we are prepared to famish
all kinds of Rouglr and Dressed Lumber ard Sliingies at
greatly reduced Prices.
:-i^JKliyjCJ:;ljli
st:. ,7
Rousrh Lumber, narrow,
$10,00
"..,-"   7    "   .'"    wide,
311 00 to $12 00.
Joist and Scantling, sized up to
-     '                                                                   ,.■'-;■
18 feet long1,,,
$11 00
18 'to 21 ' x   ■
$12 00
21 'to 30 '      '      '"
$13 00
Flooring, T & G, 0 "  .
$2000
■! u  -,. .      •<    4.;*'- ;   -. -.-"• a -.
T'$22 00
V joint Celling, 4 "
$22 00
G "Rustic,
'-$19 00
Shiulap,
$14  00
Surfaced Dres?eri,
■;$13 00
A liberal di count on large orders for Cash,
PETER. GENELLE & Co.
New Denver people need not be
alarmed about; the Government enforcing the payments due on property
purchased from them in New Denver
and other towns. The Government
has determined to made the payment
of arrears to extend over a period of
five, years, the first installment to be
paid on December ,31st, 1895, with interest at five per cent per annum.
Twenty per cent. 07the amounts now
due will be Collected each year with
interest. These terms should be satisfactory to the most exacting of real
estate holders. ■
«im7j»3«»™Br^r^TCTgCTH-T»°r-«r
' 0   -
TWt-yna
-O-
Denver as a Legal Centre
Lawyer Kerr is of the opinion that
New Denver is destined to become
the legal metropolis of West Kootenay. He expects to see a stipendiary
magistrate appointed for that town by
the sumn 1 e 1 \ J. A. j\lara, M.P., has
given his assurance tliat he will move
the Dominion Government to appoint
a resident county judge for the district without delay. Sessions would
then bc held in each town, 'at intervals of" not ■niore. than two months.
This would obviate the expense and
loss of time incurred under the existing arrangement of holding the court
at Nelson.
SEE
O
■HP
A. Littlejohn, .who for the second
time escaped  from the custodians of
r
O. Jvfl/Uu.
DRY GOODS  D
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.   x~.
mr&sm     >o__        b_£L-m-___S maSsvi 1
GROCERY DEPT.   I .'HARDWARE-DEPT.''
Hungarian Flour,
Sugars, Bacon, Hams
Coffees, Teas, Spices,
Jams, Tickles, Oatmeal, Biscuits,
Canned Vegetables,.
Canned Fruits,
Dried Fruits, and
Syrups,
Fancy Toilet Soaps,
Cigars and Tobaccos,
Grindstones & 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.
o
'$ can get a
KASLO,
B.C.
Graduate, of American College of Dental Surgery
Chicago.
OKFicE*:_Over Byers' Hardware store.

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