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Vol. 1. No. 19.
NAKUSP, B. C., FEBRUARY 8, 1894.
Price Ten Cents.
A
Front Street, West,
Kaslo, B.C.,
The Largest and Most Complete Stock in the Kootenay
Country!   ■
DRY-GOODS, ; GENTS'FURNISHINGS,
HOUSE FURNISHINGS/ . CLOTHING,
CARPETS,     "-.. BOOTS & SHOES.
COLUMBIA ,:
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;     ;.;-    NAKUSP, B. C.
Corning'■■■'&. ;Rodd, Prop
LIFE ON THE EOAD.
The bar'"'is stocked with the .finest
brands of wines, liquors
'   r    and cigars.
Hotel
Q.
:s;p.
This hotel is situated near the
water front and'lias every acconimo-
dation for the travelling public.
SUMMIT LAKE, B. C.
Good accommodations for travellers.
The bar is supplied wit!) a good
stock of Wines, Liquors
and Cigars..
RISDALE■■&   McEAYy' Proprietors.
MADDEN ..HOUSE
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NAKUSP, B. 0.
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trance t'.> tlie bc~t an;.1. '-uorte^t'roacl to' the Slogan, «'
mines and New Denver.   The IcYt ilihkig and j
The Downs and Ups of a Traveling
Editor's Life.
We left Victoria after dark, on the
Premier. We paid 100 cents for the
privilege of snoring in a top berth.
We retired late, but the fellow who
slept in the lower berth went to bed
still later. He was drunk and carried a jag that assayed high in mixed
drinks. In his wild rush to get into
bed lie knocked our pantaloons off the
hat rack, and spilled all our 820 gold
pieces on the floor. Pie also brushed
our hvmn book off the washstand,
stove in our plug hat arid used1 our
boots for-a cuspidor. Beyond this he
did no damage, but talked in his
sleep about a letter that had taken
two years to come from the Kootenay
country. The letter was old enough
to talk and we think that that was
the reason, he became alcoholized.
We arrived in Vancouver in time
I for breakfast and then we went to the
bank and deposited nearly all our
nione^a&er r which we packed our
valise ■!',;forYanb'ther''::.'afcfc''aek oh the
mountains. Our landlord was sorry
to .have us leave an we attracted custom to the house, -although our appetite depleted his bank account.
JL , '-I
We- bid good-bye to Vancouver in
a snow, storm. The brass band did
not come out, owing to the dampness
of the air. We did not care to have
them spoil their horns for the sake of
2?L/&  pi&y-ingr RS oli" °^ towil' to slow music.
i Several ladies wept when we departed.    As the train  pulled out of the
palatial depot, we sank into a soft
seat by the side of the World Man. on
the Wingj and swapped Sunday school
- stories with him till we reached North
Bend.    From North Bend the train
pursued the even .tenor of its way
without a single  incident to jar the
manoton y of our ride by night,
j'   We   reached Revelstoke  on time
| and remained in the town three/days
waiting for an opportunity to get out
without walking.    Revelstoke is an
interesting place.    Frank Locasto is
there and lie  has the only barber
] shop on the continent with'a piano in
jit.  '_'Customers are shaved with the
j stra ins of a seductive waltz ringing
j in, the left. ear,   while in the ru?'ht
| Frank pours one of his amusing yarns
„,. .. di^A,.  f about whist parties in Nakusp.
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We met Mr. Northey, editor of the
[Star.    Helms had a  hard time of it
Ions
,/rop.
Early on Saturday morning'we
succeeded in leaving the town on a
sleigh, bound for tlie head of the lake.
There were ''-three passengers, a side
of beef, box of oysters and some eggs.
The driver was a Dane and the horses
were; called Yack and Bab v. The
driver's front name was Hans, Jbut we
could not pronounce his back one.
He was quite a character, and kept
the audience amused with his droll
expressions.
IN THE BASTILE.
An   Interview   With   E. E. Coy at
New Westminster.
We went to New Westminster the
other day and visited the jail, Within its brick walls we found 39 people,
38.01 whom were innoeent. Asking'
to see E. E. Coy- the Kaslo Don Juan,
we were ushered- into  a reception
,   We recitedto  him some selections room and Mr. Gov came up from the
from Shakespeare in such an eloquent basement, where1' he superintends the
manner that the  horses stood still, to culinary department,
drink   in the melodv of bur sweet
voice.    Hans also took some melody
out of a bottle.   After an exhilarating,
and soul-stirring ride of ten hours we
arrived   at Gummings &  Murphy?s
tent.'-- Here, we  bid Hans good-bye
and camped for two nights waiting
ibr the noble ship Arrow to heave in
sight. = She liove about noon on Monday and we immediately got aboard.
From this on  everything was plain
sailing, and we arrived in the coming
city of Nakusp to find everything
lovely, except the hole in Friday's
pants.
Pleasant Social Event.
was dressed in a blue shirt and
an ordinary pair of trousers, and
seemed to be in as good health as
ever,- talking glibly all the'time.
He said that he was .innocent, and although he had often read of men being Compelled to languish, in prison
for crimes they did not commit, he
now knew how it was himself.
After leaving Kaslo he was taken
to Kamloops, where he remained a
month. He was ill there, so they ro-
moved him to New Westminster.
Coy spoke highly of the prison officials and said t-iey placed as little
restraint on him as possible. Owing
to good conduct he expected to be free
Last Friday 'night one of the most j on the 1st of April and he'was already
successful and pleasant dancing parties yet held in town occurred at the
Prospect House.    Almost every fam-
counting the days. ^He expected to
have been liberated before this, and
was surprised to think that his wife's
ily in town was -represented, ana as a efforts with the authorities at Ottawa
consequence the ballroom was crowd- had not been successful.. He claims
e'd. Dancing commenced at 9 o'clock that they were, but that the neces-
and was continued till 4:15 nextjsary papers had been delayed at
morning, the guests feeling loath to
depart even then. Messrs. Nault, in
their characteri stic hospitable inan-
■ least 70 days. This is probably a
delusion^ as the mail service on, the
coast is different than it. is in the
nerj served a fine collation at mid-j Kootenay country,
night, and in this and other attentions j He seemed to think that he had
added greatly to the general rejoic- many enemies in Kaslo, and stated
that it was only by an accident that
the case, in which  he was implicated
ing.
Dismissed With. Costs
had ever come into court    He is sat-
„r, .7, ...-.■■„ .■     .,-, islied that had he not; made the state-
While coming from the  Prospect        ■   , ..-.■,., V m ,
mi ■   .   '■■ . .       -m >-■  -., m.ent -he did  no  would never nave
Ho^e Thursday.. eyei.mff, .-'•'lony,- ,JCOn oonvictol. . iIo intima,;ed that
the Italian hired help at the iVakusp his wifo wag ., W(j,n„i, ,:„ ., thonsan(1.
House, was held up by a  brace ol | jlir,Y]ip. \[llcr.
hiarhwavmen and relieved of two hot-] T„".'
to In in. - u;
i-,
neroine.
. . .    , , -  his  intention   to go to Kaslo as
ties or liquor, which  lie was convey-, .^>n ^    Sij;.,|(;> S(|(1.k; ; . ,,is
ing- to the proprietor -.-of. tho lwt men-  .,,,,, ,c.lve (;!le ,,,„.., n,
tioned estaohshment.-   i\ext day, Mr.       ,y. .    ■ n- .ta     , w
Thomas caused warrants to b^ issued I ^^ X^ X.X, an Araoi lean
for the arrest of A. ■Lifctlejolni and M. h    •, "' - .   i •   ''  .   .    i r . i,      i
J [look came into his eye and lie-lapsed
views
affairs
he --thought of
Qmdon,. ohargring   them  .with   the ,m<)  giIellc&    Evidciitly   his
crime.    The former had his preliin in
have.changed upon the matter. Pur-;
ary trial  on 'Saturday, but was re- f.      .   ,, u '   , .-"     ■ ■ '  -        d,. , .
•J     -.   ■-.,,   ,.    . .     .,.  iimr our hours conversation with hun.
till   Monday,    securing
himfiiiiT in the dl rrt.'t, with j.;"-.iii(l h ating- and J
| lately, but no doubt will get his re-
The people of t]\k
(ward later on.
^hiiwfc^^^ Thc[town do not   support   him as they
bar is supiiied with ;tho,best b^mas. of v-?j.,-s |"should.    This toism is in good condi-
liquors and cigars.   The ac^omniodations-of the | tion, and the Cl'OWS do not l'OOSt Oil the
manaea
liberty at $300 bail.
ins
Hotel are tlie l;e.:l.
houses this winter.
Coy told much interesting 'news, but
,   .   . .a0?'1 21Te1} vye^ Iof sacil ft private nature that we arc
given a neanng on Monday ooiore h. |l)0fc afc liberty toprintftat thoprosent
W.   Jordan,  J.r., but the'evidence?,.., -.- ■'"■'
' tune. . :
for the prosecution  was so contused \ ; ■ ■■■■"■■. ■■■
and tangled that no case could be j A recent discovery of ore on Wood-
made out and the prisoners were ac-(berry Creek, near Ainsworth, assayed
cordingly discharged. [ 6120 in gold and £40 in silver. I
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IN THE CAPITAL.
The Downs and Ups of a Traveling
Editor's Life. '*■■[ d
We left Vancouver on that elegant -
ly fitted, but rather top-heavy, steamer
* the Premier. We found the cuisine
excellent and for *four bitsi wetook on
a cargo of clam chowder, green onions and other dishes unknown in the
Kootenay. The bill of fare is written
in plain English, and travelers do not
require to carry a French dictionary
in order to get something to eat.
We encountered a terrific gale a
short distance from Victoria, and for
an hour or two it required considerable exertion to walk across the cabin.
Sea sickness broke out and spread
with surprising rapidity. The ladies
had it the worst. We did not catch I
it, but may later on.
Arriving at Victoria we found the
streets filled with hacks. It is said
to Be the best hack town on the coast.
The new parliament buildings are
one story high, and the sooner they
are completed the quicker. In the
Provincial Museum we gazed at a
vast collection of stuffed animals,
birdsAsnales, fishes, and other curiosities of this wonderful province;
The collection of snakes and other
reptiles is very fine, but rather dangerous for a man to look at who has.
been drinking. The mineral cabinets
have a great many specimens, but
several of the leading mines in the
realizing that although it was m&re
subdued in tone, it was the same in
regard to thirsty women arid the beer
question as Kaslo'si famous resort. .-/■",
Victoria is dull and people are corn-
plaining of hard times. We have not
noticed any dollar bills growing on
the trees, but no doubt there is lots of
wealth in the town, but it required a
man to 1)6 able to say "Aw, bah
Jovel" with the proper accent in order to get a glimpse of it.
Slocan are not represented. Parliament opens in a day.br two and we
are billed to appear as a guest.
In search of amusement we entered
the portals of the Royal Theatre—
where a stock company plays nightly
—and found the chimney blown down
and the performance suspended for
the evening. Leaving there we encountered a fire engine going at a
10-minute gait to a;fire at Laurel
Point.  ".
After this excitement died out we
wandered into the Dehiionico Music
Hall, an institution similar, but more
refined than, the Comique at Kaslo.
At the bar we deposited two bits, and
armed with a red ticket we entered
the pit. Several girls delighted the
audience with imitations of singing.
Most of them wore dresses j_hort at
both top and bottom, and the light of
other days shone in their eyes. This
hall has one tier of lace-curtained
boxes.
We entered into one nearest the
stage, and found a charming lady
there, with raven hair and hashing
eyes. She told us all her troubles
and in an eloquent manner said she
was a widow and had two of the prettiest children in the world. One was
a boy, with golden hair and blue
eyes, and the woman seemed so much
wrapt up in him that—she didn't say
she was dry "• for nearly ten minutes.
When she intimated that a glass of
beer would elevate her nervous system, we gently but sadly withdrew,
■;A A. ;A FEWyDAYS'';LATER.       -   ' A '■'.'.■
We interviewed the Assistant Poit-
office Inspector in" reference to a~ better mail service for -the Kootena^y
He Said that' everything was being*
done that could be done to better the
service, and he hoped that the people
would have less cause for complaint
in the future. If the people are not
satisfied with any of the postoiftce officials in West Kootenay they can be
removed by showing just cause £0 the
Dominion member for the district. ,;
Chinatown forms quite a portion Of
this fair city. We visited their Joss
House and found it riather interesting.
The room contained quite a number
of curious looking articles used in dispensing religion to the Mongolians.
.Candles are kept burning and the
^subtle perfume from the incense pervades the establishment.
Little and Big Joss are partially
screened by a semi curtained apartment, and are held in great reverence by their worshippers. We could
not see any sense in this kind of wpr
ship, but no doubt the followers of
Joss are as sincere in their way as
the Christians of this land who look
upon the Son of Man as their leader
to a happy home beyond the grave.
There are no pews or seats in the
Joss House, consequently the collection plate is a dead letter.
The world is made up of many religions, cincl as our mothers taught us
so are we inclined to believe. If we
had been brought up in China no
doubt we would not have believed in
hell, but as it is we believe there is a
hell for every one who does not pay
the printer.
Having obtained a seat in the Legislative Assembly Hall, we witnessed
the opening of the Provincial Parliament. After the usual ceremonies,
the Lieutenant-Governor, after a few
brief remarks, opened the House.
The principal part of Iris address was
in reference to the Slocan country
and it. would seem tliat we will get
anything we want this session. It is
a flet quite apparent to us that we
are the people and. must be respected.
As the House adjourned almost immediately we did noo have an opportunity to listen to the eloquence of the
parliamentary orators.
In closing our rambling letter, we
might say that the moss' grows upon
some of the houses here, and in some
instances it has been known to grow
on the hacks of the inhabitants.
[Continued on next page. ]
Wm, Hunter.
W C. McKinnon.
HUNTER
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New Denver and Silverton l
DEALERS IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE.
All kinds of Miners' supplies kept constantly in stock.
YOU
A GOOD LIVE
NEWSPAPER?
San Francisco Call, daily
and weekly, will  fill tlie bill
exactly. It is tlie Migrhtest and
spiciest j onrnal on the Pacific
coast." Send for a sample copy
which will foe promptly sent to
yon.
b a ii
and
Corner
Was'
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Gentle  readers,   we  will see you j
In the meantime don't allow f
our o-fice to get out of cord Wood and j
have your subscriptions  ready when
we get back     We will need them,
for it costs money to entertain royally
(blushes), eat ■devilled' crabs and wear]
diamonds,   alJ   at the   same  time.
Most ofthe people here think we are
a  millionaire  travelling incog.   So..,
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...      REVELSTOKE    STATION,
GENERAL MERCHANTS,
Wholesale and Retail.,  Dealers in a
all kinds of Eaw Furs.   Branch
...   Store at Trout Lake.   '"
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E'CTSE. TO CGOLGAEDIE.
Pabulous Eichiiess of the New Australian Gold Fields.
Australian advices to hand by the
steamer Warrimoo, which recently
arrived at Vancouver, show that the
'■, ' ° ■
gold fever, continues to tempt. men
to brave the dangers of thirst and
heat in an attempt to cross the trackless arid waterless wastes that guard
the treasures of Coolgardie. This is
the centre of what is known-as the
Yegarn d istrict, which itself is but
one of five gold 'fields, that although
not worked have already made a
name for themselves. Though several thousand people are gathered
around Coolgardie, so immense is the
auriferous area that only the,most
cursory search has yet been made.
At points all over the 13,000 square
miles gold has been found, both alluvial and in reefs, and it is only the
fatal absence of water that has prevented the establishment of the largest mining camps in the world.
Reports oi finds by some explorers
read like fairy tales. Almost the only
means of separating the gold from the
drifts has been by "blowing,"yet
Bayley, the discoverer of Coolgardie,
tells how in one month his party collected 200 ounces, and that at last,
coming on the reel; they gathered 50
ounces of gold in one evening. Next
day they took out 600 ounces from the
cap of the ree£ and in another forty
hours gathered 528 ounces more, the
only means for extracting the gold
being to pound the stuff out with .pes-:
tal and mortar.
The want of water, however, surrounds the gold fields like a wall of
fire, but efforts are being made by
the Government to discover subterranean reservoirs, which will make
possible the development of the con-
"tiniial'belt of gold country, connecting its northern with its southern border, and embracing the five gold
fields o$ Yegarn, Murcheson, Ashbur-
ton, Kilbarry and Kimberley, with a
total gold area of 132, GOO square
miles.
ILDDU
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Steam Nav. Co. Ltd.
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Talcing effect SeptemBer 1st, 1893.
REVELSTOKENORTHPORT ROUTF
STEAMER COLUMBIA.
flOING.SOUra. ,,:•    'A..j   '■
Leaves Revelstoke,
Mondays and Thursdays, 5 a.m.
Arrive.1? at Robson,
Mondays and Thursdays, 6 p. m.
Leaves Robson, '   : a. .< a'','      ?■
Tuesdays and Fridays, 5 p. m.
Arrives at Northport,
Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a. m.
GOING NORTH.
Leaves Northport,   \
Tuesdays and Fridays, l: p. m.
Amving at Robson, "
'■',.'■'■■,' Tuesdays and Fridays 7 p. m.
Amving at Revelstoke,
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 4 p. ni.
The steamer lands at Nakusp north bound on
Wednesdays-and Saturdays at 7 a. m., and south
bound on Mondays and Thursdays at 10 a. m.
Connection is made with Canadian Pacific trains
for the east and west at Revelstoke, with Spokane
Falls and Northern trains for Spokane and all
eastern and western points at Nortbix>rt, and with
G. & K. trains for Nelson and,: Kootenay lake
points, at Robson.
NELS0H & KASLO ROUTE.
For anj^thing in drugs write to the
Slocan Drug Co., Kaslo. t
For the week ending Jan. 19th, 158
tons of ore, valued at 123,700, were
shipped from Kaslo over the N.'&F. S. E.
When in Kaslo stop at the Great
Northern Hotel. Kates* reasonable.
Headquarters for Hudson Bay Co.'s
goods. f
STEAMER NELSON.
OUTWARD.
Leaves Nelson Sundays 3 p. m.
Arriving at Kaslo 7 p. m.
41 "      Mondays3 p.m.
Amving-at Kaslo 7 p. m
" "      Wednesdays 9 a. m.
Arriving- at Kaslo 1 p. m.
. ■•"'       "...   Thursdays 3 p.m.
Arriving- at Kaslo 7 p. m.
"'■-    "      Saturdays 9a. m.
Arrivi'       , Kaslo 1 p. m.
IBTWAKi/
Leaves Kaslo Mondays 9 a. m.
Arriving at Nelson 1 p. m.
" •'    Twesdays 9 a. m.
Arriving at Nelson 1 p. m.
■.'" "    Thursdays 9 a. m.
Arriving at Nelson 1 p. in.
■■«• "    Fridays 9 a. m.
Arriving at Nelson 1 p. m.
" "    Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Arriving at Nelson 7 p. in.
Passengers from Kaslo for Spokane and all
points south, should take the '"Nelson," leaving
Kaslo at 9 a. m., on Mondays and Thursdays,
making close connections through.
This steamer lands at Balfour, Pilot Bay, and
Ainsworth.
For JoformatioB as to Bates, etc., apply to pursers of steamers, or to
T, ALLAN, 8e»'y. J. W. TROUP,
Nklson, B. C. Manager.
Wholesale Realers in Oranges, Lemons, Apples, Bananas,
and all kinds of Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, Batter, Eggs,
Nuts, Candy, Cigars^ -Etc.    The largest Shippers in  tlie
,..":....        '•'•.?' ..' '■ -Northwest. ■■
518 and 520 First avenue; Spokane, WasL
t~jL.iitfri.iiAi miom I^imm"* nLwut ^ii'mia       (
Saw
*.\-s*-d
Mill,
The proprietor has on hand
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THREE IVI1LLION FEET OF LOGS
•■•      In lengths of from 12 to 50 feet.   Any kind
of Bill stuff can be cut at short notice.
,000,000 FT. ROUGH LUMBER; 500,000 FT. DRESSED LUMBER
Shingles, Laths, Mouldings, Turned Posts and
, Ballasters, Brackets. 'Etc. Two Carloads
■ Sash and Doors; Two Carloads Dry Fir
Clear Flooring, 4in.; One Carload Dry Fir
Clear Ceiling; 4 Carloads of Clear Cedar,
for Finish.; One Carload Glass, Paints, Oils,
etc., including Fancy Glass,Wood Stains, etc.
G.   O.   BUCHANAJV.
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Published every Thursday.
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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
* hot, and we will do the rest.
THURSDAY, FEBKUABY  8,   1894.
HISTORY   OP   TEE   KOOTENAY.
A complete Iiistory of the Kootenay
country, from tiie earliest days to the
present time, is being- compiled by R. T.
l/owery. Experienced men with valuable information Would confer a favor
by sending their address to this office.
THAT NELSON CONVENTION.
.■■Perhaps few ideas of a political nature in West Kootenay have been so
universally condemned as has that of
the proposed convention, to be held
in Nelson in April. Conceived by a
few and promulgated by still fewer,
there can be no surprise expressed
that the affair has undoubtedly fallen
flat. As the people come to consider
the proposition,' little, if anything, can
be adduced in its favor.
The meeting's so far held throughout the district to discuss the matter,
have been unanimous in their declarations of opposition. No step has yet
been taken in this neighborhood to
nominate candidates to attend the
convention, nor is it at all i^robable
that any notice will be taken of the
intimation sent out. We have sounded public opinion in various directions
regarding the proposition, and have
yet to learn of a favorable expression
thereon.
As in all civilized countries, there
are two political parties in West Kootenay, however slight the line of demarcation may be . between them—
the Government and its opoonents.
The notification calling the convention bore no signatures, nor was it
specified whether the meeting was
sanctioned by either of the two parties. No one will for a moment believe that the expression of the proposed convention will in anyway
bind the electoral vote, and it is not
at all unlikely that other candidates
for the enviable honor of sitting in the
Local Legislature for the district
will arise after the Nelson fiasco
is a thing of the past.
The proceeding, in our estimation,
is tantamount to a declaration that
the electors must consider the nomi
nee to be selected as the official representative of West Kootenay for the
next four years; and, if such be the
case, why incur the expense [of an
election? No, no, ye denizens of Nelson, your little scheme will not work!
Give us something more tangible and
trustworthy; or, better still, leave
events to shape their own course.     ,
FOSTER    &   WINTER'S
J. L. Retallack, of Kaslo, who is
accused of having secret aspirations
for the position of M.P.P. for this district, stated at a recent/meeting in
his cityy that Hon. Theodore Davie
had told him emphatically that Wes*
Kootenay would have two members
under the new redistribution bill.
John L. must be on more than ordinary friendly terms with the -"Czar,"
to,obtain such interesting data.; Well,
time will tell. *
The provincial voters' list for this
district is in a peculiarly muddled
condition, discrepancies occurring to
an alarming extent. • Many well-
known business men are left off, repetitions are frequent; in fact, just such
a state of affairs exists as might be
expected-when two enumerators have
been employed to do the work which
one could have performed satisfactorily. Premier, Davie's attention has
been called to the matter and . he
promises redress at once.
a For a Laudable Purpose.
St. Valentine's day, which occurs
next Wednesdajv will be celebrated
here by a ball, to be given on the
steamer Lytton, in aid of the public
school. The boat will be gaily decorated for the occasion, its use having
been kindly granted by Capt.. Smith.
The ladies are busily preparing refreshments for the event, which is
certain to be successful. Tickets have
been issued and placed at the low
figure of $1. With such a laudable
object in view, none of the citizens
should be absent. The money is urgently needed to wipe off the debt on
the school, so hustle up your ducats,
gentlemen.
-*0j}^-
Navigation Still Open.
Saturday last the Arrow forced her
way through the ice in the bay to the
open water at the point, just beyond
the mouth of the Koos-ka-naac creek,
and next morning left for the head of
the lake.   At-the .upper--end the ice
is about three inches thick, but it is
not thought that any difficulty will
be  experienced   on    that  account.
Freight  teams   are   hauling  goods
from Revelstoke to the lake, there
being upwards of 40  tons stored on
the beach now.    As   the  boat goes
onlj' to Bannock Point, the   freight
will have to be hauled across the ice
another three   miles.   On the whole,
the Arrow is doing a good business,
making   regular  trips without difficulty, excepting   the inconvenience
caused   by  the distant landings at
either end.    She has the prospects of
a profitable winter's traffic.
RESTAURANT,
NEW DENVER,
8* O.,
Is one bf the best in the Slocan district.   Call in. ■ •;.
son;
EGM
NAKUSP. B.C.
G. M. SPENOER,
SLOGAN AVE.
sser,
NAKUSP B.C.
NAKUSP, B. G.
. A. McDoii^
Proprietor.
HOTEL SLOCAfl, MEW DEMVER.
Accommodations for 100 guests. The
Finest Bar in the Kootenay country. Headquarters for capitalists, speculators and miners.
GETHING & HENDERSON. Props.
BONANZA CITY^ HOTEL,
SLOCAN LAKE.
Plenty of accommodations for travellers. Good beds and good meals.
Bar stocked with wines, liquors and
cigars.-/ -.   ^ '■■■-.'"'■■ ■'■.■
John Madden, Prop.
If   you   liave   Money  and
want to   meet   Monied
7     M
NEW DENVER, B. C.
Choice    location and   com-J    When   y;ou come to New
mands a beautiful view
of the Grounding-
{country
Lft
Denver stop at
The Bar is supplied with the
best brands of all kinds of j
wines, liquors and cigars. Meals9 50 cents,
The Dining Room is supplied
with all the delicacies of
the season.
Charges Moderate.
A Call Solicited.
Slocan Ave.
■OI3T
Beds, 50 cents.
Meals at all hours. Dinner
4 to 8 p.m. Rooms warm,
clean    and    comfortable.
I Corner of SI ocan and Eldorado avenues.
CJO
j-i
GROCERIES  tod PROVISIONS at very low prices.
FRESH CANNED GOODS always in stock.
tf_BCECUXiXWV.A_.
A full assortment of Choice CIGARS and TOBACCOS; A LIFE'. READER.-
The Easy Way in Which Professor
Onequi Barns His Money.
The world is full of shams and fakirs. As a rule -when we are traveling few people ask us to bet on the
shell game. But a short time ago,
while walking clown Vancouver's
principal street, we noticed a sign
with these words on it, "Prof. One-
qui, Life Reader." Being of a curio-
seeking na ure, we quickly glided
long
flights
of  stairs   in
We
up   two
search of this wonderful man.
found his room.
Both the professor and his wife
were in. She is a beautiful Irish
lady, with a pretty face and a smile
that would melt a granite formation.
The professor is a Russian,, plausible
in bis manner and an adept at flattery. He is also a first-class perverter
of the naked truth. He said that he
had made a life study of palmistry,
and that by reading a man's hand he
could tell the past and future. He
claimed td be able to tell our mother-
in-law's name, and1 also how long we
would perambulat e this mundane
sphere before we passed in our checks
and joined the ranks• of the white-
robed angels.
ATOTICE is hereby given that Thirty Days from
1Y* date I intend "to apply to the Gold Commissioner for a License to sell Liquor at Sandon, B.C.
A. COCHRANE.
New Denver, Dec. 29th. 1893.
The professor's price varied according to the amount of«history given.
We invested a small amount' and then
he counted the lines On our right
hand and put the result down in Rns-
sian shorthand. He then requested
us to call the next day. We did so
and he gave us a roil of paper with
our future written in very bad English.
We were to live to the ripe age of
59 years. This will come true, no
doubt, if we don't die before then. We
were to suffer from paralysis in bur
old age. Wouldn't wonder a bit if
this were correct, because we were
paralyzed once in our young days.
We were to have two wives and four
babies, arid our last wife would bring
us a fortune. We pity the first woman, for she won't live long. We
were to be very sick on the 14th of
this month. No doubt we will be if j
we do not quit riding down on snow J
slides. j
In addition to the above he told us \
■
a lot of".rubbish about transactions \
with different men,   but  he did not
tell us  now- long it would be before |
the Kootenay people would get a let- j
ter without having the ink faded on I
it from old age.    We were to do no j
work during the last six years of our
life.    This is correct.    We shall be j
in the poorhouse by that time in all
probability.
After reading this wonderful fortune of ours we told thtApalmistorian
that we belonged to tiie press. He {'
then invited us to call some other day j
and he would tell us our past a ad the |
names our of wives, without any extra J
charge.    Y\7e called again, and we j
NEELANDS     BROl   ,
NELSON, B.C.,
Landscape Photographers
Keep a large quantity of Architypes
and - Steel Engravings in stock.
Pictures framed to order.
'FT* ■
B3J  .    -Sffi-ft
Proprietor.
The bar is stocked with the finest
brands of wines  liquors and cigars.
Will
7
7
c:<
leave Nakusp' at
every
day
New Denver
commenc-
g on
kept on calling, but the professor put
us off from time to time until we had
to leave the city without the desired
information.
We are sorry that he was such a
a liar. We hate to have a man lie
to us, especially when he has got our |
money. We were out $2.50 on his
game, but, beloved readers, remember that we cannot read your hands,
unless they are marked oji the back.
However, we will guarantee, to tell
you all that happens in the next year
provided you will put up $3 for a
subscription to the most influential
paper published in Nakusp. If you
me'et Onequi in. 'Frisco this winter,
give him our kindest regards.
Application for Liquor License
'9
B.C.
Commission
.erchants- ;'■■■/"■:       V.,
Wholesale Importers
—of— ;.    '-.■
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9
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rs.
;to¥es i  moves i : - s
Tinware and Hardware by the Carload.
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Groceries, Provision's, Flour &Peeci
■ Stocked Regularly froiii the East-
Dry Goods, Clothing, Rigby Waterproofs, Gents' Furnishings, Gentlemen's, Ladies' and Children's
Boots, Shoes, and Rubber
■'■ '" ..      ■■■'•■o-     / Goods.       '
In   all   the   Latest  Fashions.'
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REVEJLSTOKE,
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NAKUSP,   B.C.
0ENERA1 MERCHANT
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DRY GOODS  DEPT.    GROCERY DEPT
Underwear. Hosiery,
Mens' Furnishings,
Mens' Ready Made
Clothing,
Gloves, Ribbons. Silks,
Satins, Cashmeres,
Melton &' Serge Cloths,
Carpets, 131inds. Cottons, Hats and Caps,
House & Table Linens,
Boots and Shoes.
Hungarian Flour,
■Sugars, Bacon, Hams
.Coffees, Teas, Spices,
Jams,   Pickles, Oatmeal, Biscuits,
Canned Vegetables,
Canned Fruits,
Dried    Fruits,   and
Syrup's,
Fancy Toilet; Soaps,
Cigars and Tobaccos,
IARDWARE-.DEPT:
r
Grindstones & Fixtures
Crosscut & Rip Saws,
Axes and  Handles,
'Nails, Screws,. Bolts,
Pound,Mat,Square Iron
. Oils,   Paints,   Glass,
Honsc Shoes and Nails,
. Cutlery,
Glassware,
- Crockery,
Stationery."
o
can
i^odt <&. ro*
5'wt, «. -ftbmplete outfit here.
TA
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roprietor.
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fl-BUHl     n_HH0    BDEHB
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er Arrow Lake
ore
^ith the- completion  of  the
toe broughtto Nakusp from
Slocan Railroad,   Thousands of tons of
mines of
g-es
have been discovered within three miles of Nakusp.
The town already contains Six Hotels, Several Dwelling: Houses, Stores, Sawmill
with a capacity of 30,000 feet per diem, a subs
Shop and many other buildings.
ses t, -""
IN SOUTH AFRICA.
One More Letter From  Wandering
Jim "Wardner.
Johannesburg, South Africa, pec.
14. —Several davs in this place ena-
bles me to give more reliable information.    Johannesburg is a city of
50,000 inhabitants, of all races, colors
and smells.    It   is situated right in
the centre of the outcroppings of the
great reef which is now being worked 40 miles along the outcrop.    From
the Framira mine, which is one block
froui where I write,   one can see a
straight line of-smokestacks as far as
the eye can reach.
Johannesburg, in common with all
the world, feels a depression and 'the
merchants complain of a tightness.
There seems to be no reason for this,
except that vast sums bf money are
being sent out ofthe country for mining machinery and electrical "appar-
9      atus. Everywhere oh the deep levels
they are striking; the ledge: at irom
500 to 2,500 feet in depth, and from
one mile to 20 from the outcrop.    An
estimate of the value of: the ore now
in sight will be made by the secretary
of the chain ber of mines, to be, published in. January'.    The output for
November wa's 136; 682 ounces of gold;
value/in the; United States $2,500,000.
This reef will make an output for 1893
of f30,C00,000.v■ '■■ In <1894 $60,000,000
will be nearer the mark.
Query,    What is the future of the
citv of Johannesburg ?   I believe it
■will have a population of 200,000 in
five years.    There is no reason why
not, for she is nearly self-supporting.
Her markets beat 'the', world.    The
pay roll of these mines for labor will
reac h in 1894 t h e  e norm ous sum of
f 100,000 a day,or $3,000,000 a month.
Now, this computation is for this reef
only
, The future of Matabelelahd can i
only add to the greatness Of Johannesburg. And yet there are old-timers
here who assert that there are too
many people—more in fact than are
earning a living. I grant this to be
partly true
They say money is tight here, and
'■ yet they raised over £2,000, or $10,-
000, for the hosratal fund in one clav.
There are' 390 bars or saloons to which
licenses have been granted, and 70
more have applied. All seem to be
doing well that I saw.
In conclusion I will say that I do
not advise any man to come who is j
not well equipped in money and ex- f
perience.     The comtry   is fall    of
Cornish miners and more are coming.
Nearly  all   the   Australian   miners
have left who could go.    But to the
man with |5,000 to 810,030,   this is
the   place.    Skilled   men   of many
classes are in demand,   such as electricians, workers in  wood andiron,
earpenters   and   stonemasous,     The
wages are universally £1 sterling a
day.    The weather is fair, the ther
mometer at noon today being 70, with
a cool and delicious breeze.
J. F. Wardner.
A.  HXtfOLDlCn,
Of Swansea ana yVigan,
Analytical Chemist and Assayer.
The oldeso and most experienced
Assayer in the Province.
REVELSTOKE,        B.C.
DOCTOR
J. F. B. ROGERS,
KASLO, B. G
Graduate of Trinity University,, Toronto.   Member of college Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario.
JTl
teen, y
HOUSE.
lll^
This hotel is five miles* from Watson
and has good accommodations for
man and beast. The bar goods are
excellent and the table first class.
WILLIS & SPROULE,   Proprietors.
CANADIAN -     :      ;:;
;  .PACIFIC   ::.;
;■':,:.; V-,:^,-: RAILWAY.
ERN,
KASLQ;CITY;       -       - '';■■:-     B.C.
The only practical Watchmaker in
the. Kootenay.d District. Orders by
mail receive prompt attention. •
ALL WORK GUAEANTEE]).
HORACE W. BUCKE
LAW AND CONVEYANCING
vv ,    OFFICE,
Buchanan BI'^Kaslo.BwCl
ROBSON  HOTEL,
ROBSON, B. C.
This hotel is the best in town, and
has ample accommodation for trav
ellers.    The bar  is supplied witt
;. wines, liquors arid cigars.
LOUIS LEVESQUB."   *
Hotel
iO.
H7
Atlantic Express arrives tit I0:0O Daily
Pacific       -'"." ■''«'«■ 16:55    '"
Cheapest, most reliable and safe route to Montreal, Toronto, SL Paul,:Chicago,; tfew York,
and Boston.   Rates $'6 to $10 lower than any Othei"
route. : ■ - ■■■■ '■'■' .' ■''■."
Specially fitted Colonist Cars,; in charge of a
porter, for the accommodation of passengers holding .se.cond-e.Iass tickets.
Passengers booked to and from all European
points at lowest rates.    x y.'.Y""-
_. Low freight rates. Quick despatch. Merchants
will save money by having their freight routed via
fclLcC.P.R. :'      '
Full and reliable information given by applying
GEO. MeL. BROWN,      I. T. BREWSTER,
Asst. Gen. Freight Agent,    Local Agent,
Vancouver. Revelstoke.
KASLO, B. C,
Is open night and day and supplies
its patrons with everything in ;the
market.    Call in.
GEO. PAQUIN,'"■;.'";
d [d\ Proprietor.
KASLO & NEW DENVER
"' ' - A ■   ' '... .\ , ;A: -,.,,'■.
MAIL STAGE Ms FREIGHT LINE.
Stages leave Kaslo daily at 8 a.m.
for New Denver. Returning will
leave New Denver for Kaslo at
same hour.
Satisfaction is   Guaranteed.
BEAR LAKE,  B. C.
Everything new about the house except the whisky and landlord.
, Everybody gets a hearty^ .
welcome and plenty
to eat.
Gorman West,    :-.-■'.-    Proprietor.
Blue Ridge Hotel,
10 MILES FEOM KASLO.
Accommodations for travellers. Good
stables. The'c bar is stocked with
choice liquors and cigars. Pack
train in connection with the house.'
: Goods taken to any part of the
mountains,
MCDONALD BROS., Props.
T. W. GRAY;
Manager.
C. W. McANN,
Proprietor
™ & iFfliem
RAILWAY.
j Nelson & Fort Sheppard
RAILWAY.
ALL   RAIL,   ROUTE  TO NELSON, B.C.
KASLO,
J lie only through route to Nelson, Kaslo,
Kootenay Lake arid all Slocan
Points.
Through Trains Semi-Weekly.
A.COOPER ABBS
ATTORNEY
SOLICITOR,
CONVEYANCER,
ETC., ETC.
Daily except Sunday between
SPOKANE AND MARCUS
':     A..- A ■".
Leave 7 a.m.        SPOKANE       Arrive 5:30 p m.
Commencing January 8, on Wednesdays and
Saturdays, trams will run throutrh, arriving at
lNeis.ni at 5:40 p.m., making close connection with
theYteamer Nelson for K/.slo and all lake points,
arriving- at Kaslo at 9 p.m. on same days. Re-
»turnnig. passengers will leave lake points and Nel-
*cm oil Tuesdays and Fridays,arrivmg at Spokane
at 5:30 p.m., same days.
Special Attention to Mining
Interests.
OFFICE:—
FRONT ST.,     KASLO, B.C.
Oyer Byer's Hardware Store. LIFE IN NAKUSP.
Misses Aura and Julia Corning"
went to New Denver this week.
>;. .. ■■ ■ ..       .
Eastern parties have purchased the
American Bov mine for ,f 15,000.
T. Daly and D. McGillivray departed  for the coast  on  Tuesday's
boat.
Various local  parties contemplate
cutting- and storing a supply of ice for
summer use.
D. O'Leary, contractor, came down
from the head of the lake Sunday, returning Tuesday.
The father of J. Fred Hiime, of
Nelson, recently died in New -Brans-1 Omaha, Neb., is anewcompetitor for
One-ninth interest in the Nabob, an
extension of the Bluebird mine, in
the Slocan, has been sold by H. Ward
to L. Dancereau, of this town, tor 1250
cash.
Through   the   kindness  of  J. M.
Kellie,  M.P.P., The Ledge has re
ceived a supply of voter's blanks, so
that anyone requiring them will know
where to go.
Nakusp has lost its physician, Dr.
Williamson having wandered off on
Tuesday, en route to the coast cities,
much to the sorrow of his suffering
fellow mortals.
The Omaha-Grant Smelting Co., of
wick, aged 60 years.
An incipient blaze occurred in the
basement of the Dardanelles Hotel,
Kaslo, a week ago.
, Enquiries are increasing" regarding
real estate in town, with the indications of a busy season.
U. S. Thomas purposes going to
Spence's Bridge in the spring, to engage in the hotel business.
Slocan ore, quoting a rate of $1.50 a
ton less than its rivals. The C. P. R.
are believed to be backing it.
The barroom of the Nakusp House
is being beautified this week with a
gorgeous array of wall paper. Other
improvements have, also been made,
making the place one of the handsomest in town.
The Lehlnd House has resembled a
J. T. Nault, has secured the con- private hospital of late, every.mem
ber but one of Mr. McDougald's family having been confined to their
beds through illness. The last to
suffer was Miss Katie, who was taken
ill on Sunday.    .
D. McGillivray made one of bis
flying trips in from the coast on Sunday . The effect of his visit was noticeable in the broad smiles that-have
ill unlimited t he countenances of various parties in town. Upwards of $10, -
G00 was paid out.
J. Black, ofthe Central Hotel,.New
Denver, arrived in at the beginning
of the week.    To judge from the gen
eral air of good-humor that surrounded him after a brief visit to the com-
panv's offices, his trip must have been
tract to build a- wharf at, and clear
the townsite of, Wilson Creek.
Local merchants report collections
extremely rsatisfactory, more so than
at any time since last September.-
Miss Agnes Horton, the waitress at
the Madden House, had her purse,
containing $11, stolen last week.
A statement of the public school
finances has been prepared, by the
trustees and -will  be published soon.
R. T. Lowerv ambled out of town
on one of his tours of observation on
Monday, intending to go as far as
Spokane.
A. E. Hodgins has secured the contract to put the ground of the Nelson
Hydraulic Co. into shape for work in | emillently" satisfactory,
the spring.
G.  B. Wright, owner of the Mile
.Point mine,   at Ainsworth,  made a
carload shipment of ore to San Francisco last Aveek.
W. C. Muirhead leaves for Wilson
Creek about the 25th, to assume charge
ofthe hotel and store that J. T.Nault
is having erected.
It is announced tliat the Great
Northern Railway will put two ves-
sels on Kootenav Lake, from Bonner's
Ferry, in the spring.
The ore shipments from this district
last month over the Nelson k Fort
Sheppard Railway amounted to 1,214
tons, valued at 8151,750.
Complete files of the B. C. Gazette,
minutes of Legislative Assembly,and
Parliamentary blue books may be
conned over at this office.
H.Ward, an old-tiiiie realty man of
l£aslo, and A. Cochrane, an erstwhile
inhabitant of this burg, came over
from New Denver on Monday.
Kaslo has purchased the charter of
the   Electric   Lie'ht  & Waterworks
The skating on the bay for a few
days was delightful, the ice having
been thronged with people night and
day. Capt. Smith generously furnished the Lytton's reflectors on several evenings, to the happiness of the
skaters. The recent snowfalls have
not improved matters at all.
. Sand holm, who was recently given
six memos, by F. W. Jordan, J.P.,
for stabbing J. Hector, bartender at
the Prospect House, in the arm, was
to have come up for a new trial in*
Nelson yesterday. The chief wit
nesses left for that place Monday.
The prisoner was taken down a week
ago by Constable Sproatt.
M. Mclnnes, of the Calgary cattle
firm of Mclnnes & Burns, who went
out on Sunday, expects to bring in a
big shipment of cattle next month by
way..- of Revelstoke, using the Arrow
and scow from the head of the lake.
Their three butcher shops at Nelson,
Kaslo, and Three Forks are doing
well, and they expect to get the contract to  fuT/nish meat to their sole
Co. for $1,354,   and  work is to begin j rivals in the district, Messrs. Wilson
at once on the improvements. \& Perdue.
Ojjposite
Prospect House.
FIRST CLASS WORK GUARANTEED
E. J. WINYARD,
Proprietor!"
General Afire
PHILO& Go's
"Leaders,"
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Factory and Salesroom.:
522, CORDOVA ST.,
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