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Vol./'I, No. .18.
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■• .Front Street/West,
The Largest and Most Complete Stock in the Kootenay
Country.- ■
CARPETS,'        ,■/'/'      BOOTS & SHOES.
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LCorninff & Eodd, Prop.
Scotland's National Poet Duly Honored, by .©artsy Celts.
Is there, for honest poverty,'
Tliat hangs his .head,, an/a' that;
The coward slave, we pass, him by,
We dare be poor for a' that !'■'
For a' that, an' a' that,
- Our toils obscure, an' a' that,'-.-"-
The rank is 'but- the guine'a's- stamp,
The man's the £;owd for a' that
{.Mr."McDoiig.'iii,- in }\ix capable, way,
■I faithiVtJly ik'Uu'-.ated.. thy greatness
and majesty of :.';i-iis Dominion of ou'rs,
detailing in succession the scone and
wealth of her vast- natural'.resources;'
the proud eminence to. which her
statesmen had attained, notably Sir
John A. -iviacdoriald'and lion. i_c.lward
Biake, etc., concluding with exprcs"
sions of praise for those braye Scoteh-
lneri who had left 'their native kind
. tv
The bar is stocked with the finest
brands of wines, liquors
and cigars.
Thursday"hist being .the anniversary of the birth of Scotland's■: one
great national poet, -Robbie .'Burns, his
humble but enthusiastic admirers in
this town determined to celebrate the
event as becomcth, all good Scotchmen. To tliis end arrangements wera
made with D. A. McDougall, of the
,by entirechins to found' a new"isome
—Burns *n ^1G trac^eys wastes of'Canada, thaw
in a; great measure lay ingv the fbun-"
elation for tiie magnificent structure
of today, the Dohiinion —the brightest
gem in Britain's diadem of colon ies.
Mr. McDougall was followed on the
same topic by Messrs. Nault. and
' 'The Guests of the Evening" found
r.,     .,   __ „      .     .   . ..        .      a worthy exponent in the  person of
Leland House, for the holding or a L-.     wn- a ■■ V'-i li
, .   ,       , •      T    .     .  ■     Dr.   Williamson, who convulsed trie
banquet at Ins hostelry       """	
a k lisp
This hotel is situated near, the
water front and has every accommodation for the travelling, public.
were then widely circulated, but unfortunately, at   the   last   moment a
number of those invited were unable
to attend, because of the Lytton going
out in the morning, necessitating'the
speedy transaction of important business. Those who did attend, however,
put in "a" gay time. . "    -
As seated round the festive board,
the guests answered to their names
as 'follows:—Chairman, W. C. Muirhead; Dr. Williamson, Messrs. Mc-
Farlane, Nault, "Dancere.au,■■ Vice
Chairman McDougall, Corning, The
Ledge 'Young Man, Jordan and T
company with: his characteristic humorous utterances. In a jocular manner he criticised the remarks of Mr.
McDougall and the other speakers
upon the previous toast, adding that
"he had no use for a country that
kept its citizens six weeks without
mail." '       - .■-...!.
'Messrs. McFarlane and Dancereau
also spoke to the toast,  Mr. Jordan
helping out by giving the rollicking
chorus, "Way Down in the Deep Atlantic."
Songs were contributed by Messrs.
McDougall, Muirhead, and Smitheringale, the latter responding to an
encore for "OFond Dove" with 'Thy
(xciitlomari Jim Wins  an Ea-ty" V? c •
•■■'"." fcor.j in Nine Minutes.
Good accommodations for travellers.
The bar is supplied with a good
stock of Wines, Liquors
and Cigars.     .
RISDALE  &  MCKAY,   Proprietors.
Beautifully situated on the L„ko shore at the entrance to the best and shortest road to the Slocan
mines and 2<Je\v Denver. The best fishing and
hunting in the district, with grand boating and
sketching facilities for tourists and artists. The
bar is supplied with the best brands of,wines
iquor3 and cigars. The accommodations of the
flotel are the best.
The collation was ample and varied  Voice is Near."
embracing, all the delicacies obtaina-     -"Our Host and Hostess," was suita-
a.ble.at this  season  of the year, not bly replied to by Mr. McDougall, who
forgetting even "ye oaten scone," all
gotten up in a tasty manner, as was
demonstrated by the quickness with
which   the tempting   viands  disappeared. ■•'.":
Shortly after nine the chairman introduced the first toast, that of ■"Qui*
Gracious Sovereign and the Koyal
Family," followed by ''Our Governor-
General, Lord Aberdeen," both of
which were duly honored.
Then came the toast of the evening,
"Scotland's National Poet, Bobbie
Burns." The chairman in introducing this,gave.a brief outline of Burns'
life, fros»i the cradle to the gi'aye;
also detailing the poet's first literary
efforts, which were gradually improved upon till the country was
thrilled and electrified with those
magnificent productions, "The'Cot.
ter's Saturday Night" and "Tarn
O'Shamer." The several selections
given were received with spirit and
also sang ' 'Bluebells of Scotland."
Mr. Jordan was prevailed on. to
give, .in his customary pleasing style,
the old favorite, "Sailing," the company joining heartily in the chorus.
Of course, as in all great events like
this, the roast list would have been
sadty defk.e.nt had "The Press" been
omitted. .Ti-iiS Ledge Young Man was
there to attend to ids duty.
At .midnight, the company broke up
with ■the inevitable but ever-appropriate "Auid Lang Syne," coupled
with the National -Anthem, thus terminating what had proved to be an
enjoyable evening's entertainment.
Wide Tire Act.
The provincial act, better known
as the Wide Tire Act, came into force
on January 1. The act requires that
every wagon or vehicle carrying, a
load of 2,000 pounds or more, on any
public road in British Columbia west
acclaim, terminating in applause as of the Cascades, shall have tires at
Mr. Muirhead feelingly sung Burns' least four inches wide. The object of
eulogy of his wife, "Jean Calder." J the act is to save the roads, which
Vice-chairman McDougall intro- [are so easily destroyed by tlie narrow
cluced the toast, "Canada, Our Home.' -tires.
To ease the perturbed minds of the
citizens, who liave been for a week
■eiidiij ..ing.a II the agonies of acute mi-
certai'inty' regard ing, the outcome of
.MiiciielbOdrbctt'ilgiit last Thursday,
The L.i/;i:(;E lui'sobtained the-fo)lowing
interesting budget for its"reader_:
' JAcksonvillk,' Jan.'^ 26, 12 p. in. - -
Atthis time several thousand persons,
are in the Arena Club. The officials
say thereis no danger of interference.
Neither of tlie principals have arrived
but all ■■'confidently believe ttley will
appear in the .ring at the appointed
time. Corbet!;- continues the hot favorite. The crowd in the arena, is very
orderly. Time for,' fight, 1:30.
a Later.—Both, men came; into tiie
ring smiling, each appearing confident.    Particulars:
First round. —Corbett led. off with
his right on Mitchell's chin. They
clinched and exchanged body blows.
Jim reached Charley's left eye heavily. Mitchell reached the ribs. Another exchange and Mitchell clinched
in'on Corbctt's neck. Jim lands left
and rig'hj just as time is called. Mitchell gets.rn a sounding, body blow.
Honors easy.
Second round..—A wild., exchange
and clinch. Cor bett uppercuts his
man as they come together. Mitchell
lands hard on the ribs, and as he
comes in. Corbett catches him savagely
on the head,-.staggering him. Corbett uppercuts Mitchell again, also
landing heavily on Charley.'s ribs.
The latter reaches Corbett's chin. A
sharp rally ensues, Jim having the
best of it. -Mitchell hits Corbett twice
on the neck, but is knocked down
twice by the latter. Then Jim follows his man and knocks hi in down
again as he attempts to.'rise. The
gong saves" Mitchell y     •
Third round.—Mitchell is rather
groggy. Corbett rushed at him hitting with his
neck.    Mite he
right and  left on the
and he tooic .i;nt
was knocked down
full Lime allowed to
rise, and then rushed, at Corbett, both
clinching. -Corbett threw him oil and
iloured him witlra- blow on the face.
Again he took all the time to rise,and
when he advanced Jim swung his
right and Mitchell fell on his face in
a helpless condition. The referee
counted Mitchell out, and then declared Corbett the winner of the
match and the champion of the world.
Mitchell's, face was covered with
blood. He was carried to his corner
perfectly helpless. Time ot light just
Advanced for the Fostering of Our
Mining Industry.
From a recent issue of the Toronto
Daily Empire is taken the subjoined
interesting letter, the writer evidently
being W., ,B: Strathern, late of the
city of Kaslo:— ■■'..'
Sir, —Permit me to present to your
readers, and all who take an interest
in the welfare and prosperity of our
Dominion, for- consideration, the necessity of developing and fostering
our mines and minerals. Few can
form an idea of the wealth therein
First, let me say that one great
drawback to the development of our
mines is. the distance the ore has to be
shipped to the reduction and smelting
works for treatment, the whole of our
mineral, I may say, having either to
go to the United States or England
for treatment. This involves a cash
expenditure which small mine owners are not in a position to meet.
Hence the mineral is left in its natural bed, they only doing tlie.necessary
development   work   to   make   their
Graduate of Trinity University, Toronto.    Member of college Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario.
The only practical Watchmaker in
the Kooteiiay District. Orders by
mail receive prompt attention.
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claims good.
the   larger and
Then--there.' are
wealthier owners. , What a benefit it
would be to them also to have their
ore treated at a reasonable distance
from the mining camp. '     :.'■ ;
Now, sir, as we Canadians are new
at the mining '.business;' and very few
of our capitalists care to invest their
money in building reduction'.. and
smelting works, on account of our not
having done enough at it and we are
not of so speculative turn as the
natives across the line, it is hard to
get a company to undertake the building of such works, which Cost a large
sum of money and a.large outlay to
operate them.
But could we get three such companies to' build, say one company in
British Columbia, another company
in Ontario, and the third in the maritime provinces, this would bring the
shipping of ore within, a. reasonable j
distance, and have all our ore treated j
'at - home and all the labor done in j
our midst. And this lar_-e sum of
money from, building and operating
being paid out weekly -or monthly as
the case might be, would be a great
benefit to the-machine shops, .fanners,'
merchants, and other' classes, but to
get these companies formed and the
capital is where the difficulty comes
Now. sir, to endeavor to overcome
this'difficulty-; for some time past I
have been carefully studying the
subject, and, after arranging and rearranging plan after plan, have come
to the conclusion that the Dominion I
Government is in duty bound to take
a hand in this matter. Not that I say
they should spend-public .money and
get nothing definite in return, but in
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Is open night and day and supplies
its patrons with everything in the
market.    Call im
Stages leave Kaslo daily at 8 a.m.
for New Denver. Returning will
leave New Denver for Kaslo at
same hour.
Satisfaction is   Guaranteed.
T. W. GRAY, C. W. McANN,
Manager. Proprietor.
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Wholesale Dealers in Oranges, Lemons, Apples, Bananas,
and all kinds of Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, Butter, Eggs,
Nuts, Candy, Cigars, Etc.   The largest Shippers in the
518 and 520 First avenue, S
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The San- Francisco Call, daily
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exactly.  It is the brightest and
spiciest journal on
boast-.-'.'. SesidfoF-.a"isai
will be proiii
TUP Oil!
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This hotel adjoins tlie Pos'tOMce and
lias everything to accommodate
the public.
Everything new about tlie -house'except tlie whisky and landlord.
Everybody gets a h carty
welcome and plenty
to eat.
Gorman West,   ■ - '   -    Proprietor.
Special Attention to Milling
•        Interests.
Over Bver's Hardware Store.
This hotel is the best in town, and
has ample accommodation for travellers. The bar is supplied with
wines, liquors and cigars. .
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this way, if you will allow me to be
short in the matter:
Let the G overnment grant a sum,
say $1,000,000, to aid the development of our mines, to be expended as
follows: This sum to'be loaned to any
three companies who will undertake
the construction of a complete outfit
for the reduction, smelting and refining of minerals, and divide the sum
The first company who have their
.works completed and in operation to
receive $500,000, the second company
£300,000, and the third $200,000; they
to have the use of the respective sums
free for five years, and at the end of
the sixth year to pay back to the
Government, either in bar silver or
legal tender, one-fifth of the loan,
with one year's interest, and each
year thereafter the same instalment
with interest, until, the whole sum be
This should give us three first-class
reduction and smelting works of our
own, and place them pn a solid footing. And I do not think any reasonable person, or political party either,
could have anything to say against
aicl given in this way. I hope this
matter will not be let drop here, but
that it will be taken up and thoroughly discussed and commented
upon! -v.- Yours, etc.,a
Orillia, Ont.        /^y'd'.d\ dV^.B.&.'
survey. For several weeks the company has been piling up rails and
ties at Kalispell and other stations,
until.they":must 'have on hand now
sufficient to build nearly 103 miles of
road. Tlie expectation is that construction will begin as early as possible in the spring. The upper half of
the line is rough and will require
heavy grading, but the first fifty
miles from Kalispell will require very
little work."
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Steam Nav. Co. Ltd.
A. ,■'. TIME   Oj^K,r>.
Taking: effect September 1st, 1893.
Leaves^ Revelstoke,
Mondays and Thursdays, 5 a. m.
Ai-rives at Robson,
Mondays and Thursdays, 6 p. m.
Leaves Robson, ' Yl"
Tuesdays and Fridays, 5 p. m.
Arrives at Noi'thport,
Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a. m.
Leaves Northport,
Tuesdays and Fridays, l; p. m.
Arriving-at Robson,
Tuesdays and Fridays 7 p. m.
Arriving- at Revelstoke, :
Wednesdays and Saturdays, .4 p. m.
It Will Undoubtedly be Built Xlming
the. Summer. ..'■',''■
The steamer lands at Nakusp north hound on
Wednesdays and Saturdays at.7 a. m., and south
bound on Mondays and Thursdays at 10 a. m.
Connection is made rrith 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 Northport, and with
C. & K. trains for Nelson and Kootenay lake
points, at Robson.
Leaves Nelson Sundays*3 p. m.
Arriving at Kaslo 7 p. m.
" '•      Mondays 3 p. m.
-'•-'-:.--a; '": Arriving- at Kaslo 7 p. m
"      Wednesdays 9 a. m.
Arriving at Kaslo 1 p. rn.
'■'."      Thursdays S p. m.
Arriving at Kaslo 7 p. m.
" f      Saturdays 9 a. m.
Arrivi-       ,Xaslol p. m.
Early in 1893 President Hill ofthe
-Great'.Northern- Railway stated that
he did not think his road would build
any branches during that year. He
kep>t his word faithfully. This year,
however, the policy seems different.
Unless the people of Kalispell are
li.ucli-.mistaken they will have a railway- into British Columbia before the
snow falls again. So said J. Kennedy
of that town, who was in Spokane
last week, on his way to the Pacific
"There can be no doubt about; the
intentions of the Great Northern,"
said Mr. Kenned v. "President Hill
is determined to reach the coal fields
in the vicinity of the Crow's Nest
Pass, through which the Canadian
Pacific is now clearing the-right of
wav. The coal mines now reached
by the Great Northern are not ]3rov-
ing as satisfactory as expected and a
new supply must be obtained.
' The plan is to run from Kalispell
up the Flathead valley and across the
Tobacco plains, taking almost a nc-r jIi
and south direction to the pass.    The     „ . ,       v ,   ,    0  .        ■ .   „
. f    Passengers from  Kaslo for Spokane and all
entire distance, after allowing tor the   points south, should take the «-Nd3qn," leaving-
Curves, need   not   be   more   than 125 5 Kaslo. at .9'a. m., on Mondays,and Thursdays,
rnilps   and'hv ^triHnxr the main  Jirjp I maidne: close connections through.
lllUeS, ana OV Stllkmg tDe mam line      This steamer lands at Balfour, Pilot Bay, find
For information as to Bates, etc., ajjply to pursers of steamers, or to
Nelson, B. C. Manager.
>'aslo Mondays 9 a. n..
Arriving at Nelson 1 p. m.
"    Tuesdays 9 a.m.
Arriving at Nelson 1 p. m.
"    Thursdays 9 a.m.
Arriving at Nelson 1 p. m.
"    Fridays 9 a. m.
Arriving at Nelson 1 p. in.
"    Saturdays at 3 p. m.
, Arriving at Nelson 7 p. m.
at Columbia Falls instead of Kalispell
part of this distance might be saved.
' 'The engineers came in last month
having completed almost the entire'
Wm. Hunter.
W. C.  McKlNNON.
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New Denver and Silvertoo.
All kinds of Miners' supplies kept constantly in stock.
©Saw   Mill.
The proprietor has on hand
tti UP
In lengths of M)ni 12 to 50 feet.   Any kind
of hill stuff can be cut at short notice.
Shingles, Laths, Mouldings, Turned Posts and
Ballasters, Brackets. Etc. Two Carloads
Sash and Poors; Two Carloads Dry Fir
Clear Flooring, 4in.; One Carload Dry Fir
Clear Ceiling; 4 Carloads of Clear Cedar,
for Finish.; One Carload G-las.s, Paints, Oils,
etc., including Fancy Glass,Wood Stains, etc.
. G.   O*   BUCHANAN.
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much their opponents may   censure
t.   lowery,   EDiTOii  and]'the Government for that'-outlay, it
financier. eannot be claimed   that our credit
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In parting from the subject we
trust, gentlemen of the Legislature,
you will do your duty by West Kootenay and grant lier a liberal supply
of the needful.
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no; matter how crude. Get your c*oi>y in while it
8 hot, and wo will do tiie rest.
A complete liistory ,of tlie Kootenay
eountry, from tlip earliest days to the
present time, is being compiled by R. T.
Lowery. Experienced men with, valuable Information would confer a favor
by sending: their address to this office.
With Tuesday's mail we received a
copy of Lieutenant-Governor Dewdney 's speech from the th'one at the
opening: of the Local Legislature on
Jan. 18. Lack of space forbids the,
publishing* of it in our columns, a contingency we deeply deplore. The
programme outlined by the Government to occupy the "at>ent-6n of the
members during" the sess'on is comparative! v short, but the va-'ous
numbers thereon a) e of y• i;al import-
ance to the m-ovioce.
The speech bears on: Redistribui.-on
bill; guarantee of interest on bonds
of Nakusp & Slocan Railway; completion of Nelson & Fort Sheppard.
I'oad; gold, silver and coal; mining
industries; agricultural and horticultural reports; fisb'ngindusi'Yv; ownership of gold lands in Alberni; Provincial home at Kau^oops; a-d to new
munic'pa.1 iii'es; newpaH:ament buildings; e_t;ma'jes of expend.'uU^es and
receipts; title of disputed rai I way
lands; census returns; amendment to
Drainage, Dykmg and Ii'i-'gai.'on
Act; consolidation of law of ev'deuce:
a partnership act; labor bu'/eau act;
succes3:on duties act.
It will be seen I'.om'f.be above that
the list is sufficieuMy comprehensive
to make the members earn their sessional allowance at all events. Of
chief import to Nakusp is the p'^om's-
ed legislat'on regarding our rai'wav
to the mines, and the progress o* the
measure through the House and the
ensuing debase will be watched w'i;,h
the keenest interest here.
One word relative to those new
Parliament buildings at Victors.
The three per cent, debeoanes, authorized by the ''Legislature at its last
session to defray the costs, have been
AF<, ]S 3 T .A"CX I*, J±1X T,
NEW DENVER,     . -       -       -       -B.C.,
Is one of the best in the Slocan district.    Call in.
nakusp; b. a.
Premier Davie has introduced a
bill into the Legislature exempting
the property of lodgers '-from distraint
for landlord's liabilities. This measure will be appreciated g reatly
throughout tlie province.
Hon. Col. Baker proposes that the
Provincial Parliament shall  adopt a I
resolution favoring bimetallism and j
endorsing the coinage of unlimited
quantities of silver.    Rather mean of
the   gallant Colonel  to remove the
ground from under the feet of his opponents in this district, but it em
phatically is a measure we'should delight in seeing adopted, as it will demonstrate to the world that the province is prepared to stand by what
promises to be her chief industry.
What a huge joke it would be if
the Loeal Government, alter rushing
through the redistribution 'bill, should'-
bring on the elections before the sitting of the court of revision! In such
an emergency but four persons would
be entitled to vote from this place.
The howl of dismay that would arise
from the disappointed legions that
have forwarded their names to be
added to the voters' list would easily
outclass the noises contributed by the
unfortunate Jews when Jerusalem
was destroyed. We cannot tell what
a day or a moment may bring forth.
Our readers will kindly pardon a
reference again being made to that
much-vexed question, the mail service, but we are in a hurrv to sub-
scribe an idea that has just occurred
to—this may be news to some, who
have in the past firmly believed us
innocent of such a grave misdemeanor
—which, if acted upon by the postal
authorities,   would materially assist
in solving satisfactorily the difficult
problem in this   district.    Intead of
having all our mail forwarded to Victoria and then sorted for the Kootenay
country, to be forwarded via Seattle
and Spokane, why not arrange for its
distribution from Eastern Canadian
and American points at Winnipeg,
to be despatched   over   the   Great
Northern Railway via St.   Paul to
Spokane?   In this way  much need-
<ess delay, worry,  and travel could
be dispensed with.    Again:  let all
mail matter west of Winnipeg to Vancouver, Tbe despatched to Ilootenay
points via Mission City Junction  and
the   Great   Northern    Railway   to
Spokane.    We think the suggestions
offered would fill the bill exactly.
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D. A. McDoiig-all
Choice    location and   commands a beautiful view
of the surrounding
The Bar is supplied with the
best brands of all kinds of
wines, liquors and cigars.
The Dining Room is supplied
with all the delicacies of
the season.
Charges Moderate.
A Call Solicited.
Slocan Ave,
Accommodations for 100 guests. The
Finest Bar in the Kootenay country. Headquarters for capitalists, speculators and miners.
Plenty of accommodations for travellers. Good beds and. good meal%,
Bar stocked with wines, liquors and
cigars.;- ■'.'..-.'-    ... -
John Madden, Prop.
If   you   have   Money  a,nd
want to   meet   Monied
Men stop at the
When  you come to New
Denver stop at
,. 50 cents.
Beds, 50 cents.
Meals at all hours. Dinner
4 to 8 p.m. Rooms warm,
clean and comfortable.
Corner of Slocan and El=
dorado avenues.
;;■;  a. IiYall;
GROCERIES and PROVISIONS at very low prices.
FRESH CANNED GOODS always in stock.
A fall assortment of Choice CIGARS and TOBACCOS. a
The Lytton Tied Up.
The Downs and Ups of a Traveling
Editor's Life.
Vancouver is the magic city of Canada. Nine years ago where'it'now
stands there was; nothing but an ancient forest, and the meek, fish-eating
Siwash. To-day, it is a city of 19,000
souls, mostly saved.
To a man from the Slocan it is like
a glimpse of Paradise. Electric <"ars
to ride on instead of bucking mules..
Feather beds to sleep in and turkey
every day. Tnen it rains every other
day, not a harsh, tdugh rain accompanied by heavenly artillery, but, a
gentle, steady and moist rain. The
pain is beneficial to harmony of homes,
Th e wives of Vancouver men always
have plenty of soft water on washing
day. X'y     ;:' ■-.,: ■'   v.
At present the city is dull, and we
noticed ;quite' a number of emiDty
buildings in different parts of the
city. • The hotel business is very dull
and jags are rarely seen. We hear
complaints on all sides of hard times.
Eeal estate is quiet as the grave, but.
the city is safe and will some day be
a high grade proposition. Living is
cheap and you can get a meal for 20
cents. You can alsocget a meal for
> a dollar. We have had several meals
lately.,/:., Baths are 15 cents.; We are
going to bring some back with xiSr
We are also loading up with a stock
of shaves at 10 cents each. - It. cost!
10 cents to wash a white shirt. We
have our shirt washed every daty.
We bought 12 cigars for two bits, and
gave them to a man who would not
advertise. He was arrested, for con-;
taminating the atmosphere.
Vancouver has many pretty ladies,
and although most of them passed us
by as though we were a white check,
still; they, could not help admiring
our mountain complexion, and the
diamonds we wore. Owing to the
distant look of resignation on our benign countenance we are frequently
taken for a parson. This is no news
to our neighbors.
The Metropolitan Club is a grand
and successful institution, but the
limit in the grand old game of poker is too small for an enterprising
man to tackle. Otherwise we have
no objection to this popular club,
which is in. a most prosperous condition.
We leave for Victoria to-morrow to
.see Parliament onened. Less than 3
two kings will open ifc, and we 'will
stay if we have anything to draw to.
We will now turn off the. gas, retire i
to our luxurious couch, and -dream of
the wonderful.rapidity with wh'ch the
Government handles the KootenaA
mail service. Good-bye gentle readers and remember us when you say
your prayers.
The International Hotel in Nelson
has been burned down.    Loss 16,000, J
insured tor ;;3,-'OX).
Saturday, last the steamer Lytton
made her last,voyage down from the
head of the lake till navigation reopens in the spring. She brought
about 20 tons of freight in all for local
parties. Monday morning Captain
Nesbitt and crew left overland for
Nelson and Puget Sound points. In
the meantime the Lytton is tied up
at the head of the bay in charge of a
Messrs. McEarlane, Betts,; McDon:
aid and Tiernev, who have been em"
ployed oh the railway engineer's staff
during the summer, departed for the
coast on the Lytton; Friday morning,
accompanied by;a host of others.
Application for liauorlicense
orn mission- MercH
■ ' A ..'-.-■'      <0
Tinware and "Hardware by tlie Carload.
"YTOTIGE is hereby given.that Thirty Dqys from
IN    date I intend to apply to
for a License to sell Liqi
_ HUH     JL1JAL   VJ Jl^%mj   tj    XA-VA.JA
ate I intend to apply to the Gold; Gommis-
" " Liquor at Saiidon, B.C.
sioner for a License to sell.
New Denver, Dec. 29th, 189:1
-/;-'  NELSON^. B.C.,; ; ;
Landscape Photographers
Keep a large quantity of >^rch.itype&
and  ,:Steel   Engravings    in   stock.■ j
Pictures framed to order.
Groceries, Pro¥lsioiis9 Mohf &Eeed.A
■"■■;.   Stocked Reg'iilarfy j^oiM^the East.
Dry Goods, Clothing, Rigby Waterproofs, G-ents' Furnishings, Gentlemen's, Ladies' and Children's
Boots, Shoes, and Rubber
'';;'"" "a: .'■  ; ' ' Goods.        '       ''";■-:.
I^illirier^r,;:;■.:;'aiid.,,.": Mle.ri.tleB.
In   all  the   Latest  Fashions.
K^SJu " sssr-w
The bar is stocked with the finest
brands of wines  liquors and cigars.
__a i
leave Nakiisp
1 a. in. every &
mite    day.;;-for
ew Denver
iiisc on .
onday*. Dec.
DRY.OOOlS deft.
Underwear. Hosiery,
■Mens'' Furnishings,
Mens' Heady IViade
■:.■.'     '    Clothing,
Gl ov es, lit i bbon s. S i 1k s,
Satins, Cashmeres,
Melton & Serge CIotlis,
Carpets, Blinds, Cottons, Hats and Caps,
House & Table Linens,
Boots and Shoes.
Hungarian Fiour.
0rJnd:-;.6nc.s & Fixtures
Sugars, Bacon, Hanis j '    Crosscut Rip Saws,
GofCecs, Teas, Spices,      i Axes and Handles,
Jams,   Bickies, Oat-j      Nails, Screw's, Bolts,
meal, Hi«cn.it's, j 'Round, hint,Square Iron
Canned Vegetables,        Oils.   Paints,   Glass,
Canned Pi*uits,. [Borsc Shoes  and Nails,
Dried'    Fruits,   audi     ''Cutlery,
Syrups, | Glassware,
Fancy Toilet Soaps, |: '.Crockery,
Cigars and Tobaccos,     ''Stationery.
Eeturning' tlie next j Miners can get a complete ©ntS there.
?mrie?. v.! 1 <■■   tV. ^\Jt<Ajyt.v\ fex \j\J9       ■NaR.USl),
o r re* ©!
0 0
ea_j_3 i-gBrnwgsrta
• /  ""      •
© O
• /  e
■jmj n.yi.ii.   ...   j. .—ct.
-With tlie .completion-" of the Nakusp & Slocan  Railroad,, Thousands; of tons of
ore ;wiil foe -brought'.- to Nakusp from
i-sp .&'
the rich mines
steamer for. i&
:, ■ ,;•!.
■ , .Gold and Silver Ledges have
; The town'' already contains Six
with a ■'capacity of S.0,-000 feet per .-diem,, a..' subs
scovered -within three miles of Nakusp.
otels, Several
j* Houses, -Stores,
arf, Warehouses, Blacksmith Its Present and Future Concisely Pourtrayed.
Something of Interest to the Outside
World Concerning This Place.
';■   Beautiful Situation.
Climate, Etc.
But few towns within the province
can lay claim to such a fine and imposing" townsite as does the future
metropolitan city of Nakusp. Situated for the most part on an extensive
...and exceedingly level bench of land,
about 80 feet above tlie surface ofthe
upper Arrow Lake which it overlooks,
the location of the town is at once
healthful and commanding-. To the
south is a magnificent view of as fine
- a stretch of placid water of ever-
changing beauty as one could wish
to behold, while on the other borders
of the town are thousands of acres of
undulating land, only awaiting the
axe of the industrious settler to clear
it of its forest growth, and, raise in
place of the fir and hemlock bountiful
crops of cereals and roots from the
richsoil.    The larger portion of the
. townwite has been denuded of trees
and the ground platted into residential and business blocks, through
which run wide parallel streets and
lanes, ay.
So far as health is concerned, the j „
citizens of the town are .'.-peculiarly- r«
blessed. The elevation of the land
gives an easy and perfect drainage
into.the lake, and it is a noted fact:
that no matter how heavy the rainfall may be, the soil readily absorbs
the moisture, leaving nothing more
to be desired. The strip of beach
land between the lake and bench,
several hundred feet in width, has a
gradual slope, that easily carries off
any overflow. Just north-west of the
town are a number of springs, from
whence is derived its water supply,
by carriers, and which, if properly
developed, could furnish;'-a* large city
with complete protection against fire,
as well as being" amply sufficient for
domestic requirements. More to the
west is the rapid running mountain
stream, bearing the name of Koos-ka-
nacc, a second water resource for the
to wn. Sufficien c water flows between
the creek's high banks to run any;
number.of mills and electric dynamos, and this when the opportune
moment arrives, will be made use of
to furnish electricity to the town for
lighting and motive purposes. A
mile or so away are a number of little lakes of pure spring water; so that
it will be seen that Nakusp is particularly well off in that respect.
The climate of Nakusp is   very
moderate aud even. The summers are
warm and dry, tempered always
with delightful breezes from mountain
and lake; the wet season in the fall
and spring rliort and by no means as
disagreeable'as on the coast; and with
winters to a marked degree devoid of
intense cold, but inclined rather to
the open and mild. Owing to its
elevation and its distance from the
mountains the town is a pleasant one
to live in at all seasons of the year,
and it is peculiarly free from the disadvantages of the average mountain
town..' . .  ;;.'.'. ■*".-'-.,.
Though founded; but a year or so
ago, Nakusp has made rapid strides*
and now boasts of. a population many
times greater than was here even
last spring". Its citizens are wide
awake and enterprising, and they
never lose an opportunity to advance
the interests of the place. The buildings are chiefly frame, built in a substantial manner, generally painted,
and kept in good repahv There are
a number of log structures scattered
here and there throughout the town,
but they will soon be replaced with
frame. Indications point to a great
building boom in the spring.
Within the confines of the town are
a number of first class business houses,
chief among which are Jordan & Co.,
Inland Construction Co., Cummings
& Co., Bourne Bros., Nakusp News
Co., J. Ehrmanntrau^ ;etc; 5vQf hotels
there are five; each having ^accommodation for many guests; the bars
are well stocked and ^the;^ dining
ooms well managed.^X These hostel-
ries are named: Nakusp House, U. S.
Thomas, proprietor; Madden ? Housej
owned by PL Madden; Leland House-
by D. A. McDougall; Columbia, by
Corning & Rodd; and prospect, by Jj;
T. Nault. There is also a large and
well equipped sawmill,- whichhas an
extensive trade;? ^Last^but^nofc: least,
NakusD has a good live newspaper,
as the present issae demonstrates, and
the citizens are proud of it.
Under this head comes first the Nakusp & Slocan railway, now being
built into the heart of the rich and
famous^ Sloeam ^min^Misteiet ''less
than two;vScereABijlesfta$&y ;f„,Many
hundreds of men have been employed
on this road during the past season^
and more will be in the spring when
the melting snows will permit of the
work being assumed.;^Nakusp has
been made the base of operations by
the construction company, of which
D. McGillivray is head, and the vast
sums of money paid out have materially-helped the progress of the town.
In less than a year thousands of tons
of ore willi be handled weekly over
this road, thus affording employment
to numbers of hands at the local
steamboat wharves. Bv this road the
bulk of general business will travel,,
as affording the cheapest and speediest avenue of ingress and egress The
large wharves owned by the company
here are covered by the general offices and warehouses, in the latter
being stored many thousand dollars'
worth of supplies. The company have
also located here a hospital, presided
over by Dr. Williamson. For the
railway there have already arrived
a. locomotive and several flat cars,
now housed till spring, when their
number will be increased. Secondly
Nakusp has connection with the outside worid by the Nelson & Fort
Sheppard railway to the south at Nelson via Robson and the C. & K. R.;
also'connection on the north with the
main •line.of the C. P. R. at Revelstoke.    In another year this   place
■prospected as yet. In the river bottoms gold has been discovered in
paying quantities, by washing, as
also at the foot of the hills to the south.
Thus it will be seen that Nakusp does
not depend solely upon the rich Slocan district for support, for she has
enough mineral wealth 1 ying dormant
around her to build up a large city.
Information gleaned from various
sourceselicits the fact tbatconsiderable
capital will be forthcoming ere long
to develope the latent mineral wealth
in the mountains hard bv and it will
not be in .-mere development work
alone that -this money will show itself
but in a manner calculated to be of
may-.be reached by rail from the la t- still greater   benefit to   the   town.
ter place over the R. & A. L. R., now
under construction. Then there is
the wagon road to the head of Slocan
lake from whence New Denver and
all other interior points may be
reached easily and quickly. The C.
■P. R. have lately put in a branch of
the telegraph line, and messages may
be sent out either north and south.
Six steamers ply here in the summer
with but two in winter.
Nakusp is bound to be the distributing and supply centre for the entire,
Slocan region from the west. Here,
not only will the Government make
itsheadquarters for mail andjudicial
business, but the great wholesale
merchants of the land will erect their
-warehouses and wharves. A glance
at the map of the district will con-
vince::anvone that this must of necessity be ;thej case. Here, too, the railroad and navigation companies will
have their main offices, and the heads
of families employed by them will
locate their families in this place.
In both these contingencies Nakusp
is pre-eminently blessed above her
neighbors. Surrounding the town
are many thousands of acres of good
farming land, -well watered and but
sparsely covered with forest growth.
Around the shore of the lake are an
abundance of rich alluvial deposits,
suitable for mixed forming and market gardening purposes, all of which
is open for settlement and certain to
yield big returns. -..While all this is
directly tributary to Nakusp and
bound to substantiate her growth in
coming years, there is the faino'u
Fire Valley, to the south, the rancher
of which must come to this place for
their supplies and to dispose of tlieir
produce. As-to-mining,'tlie' mountains, situated a few miles off, are
known to be full of mineral, both gold
and silver/ Not later than a few-
weeks'.ago, a wide ledge of galena
was located not above four miles from
town, an assay of which went close
i;o 200 ounces in silver and 80 per cent
lead per ton. This will be developed
in the spring and the ore bandied
here.    Numerous other strikes have
Arrangements are about complete for
tlie establishment of large sampling
works here by an  English party of
means and   experience during the
coming season. This in itself is important, but when this is followed by
other works.for the treatment of ores
on a much larger scale, the benefits
accruing cannot be estimated.   It is
known;   too, that several industrial
establishments of a varied natureare
keeping an '.'eye- oil Nakusp, with a
view to locating-—American parties
chiefly—and who can foretell the size
and affluence of the city of a few years
hence that will have taken the place
of the  infantile town of today? ..In
Nakusp will be erected the repair and
m a ch in c shops of n dt one rail way, but
of several, for the success of one must
result in the drafting of others, and
there will  be traffic enough for all.
With its unlimited water power onlv
waiting-.to be harnessed, this place
oilers special inducements to..manufacturers,' and they will  not be slow
to grasp them. No other place in this
country gives better proof of stability
and progress than does this town, and
those who have invested here   are
confident that their money has been
well placed; and no other place presents such excellent opportunities to
capital for profitable enterprises.
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.
been reported close to town, but the
mountains have been  but partially
Blue Ridge Hote.,
'.Accommodations for travellers. Good
stables. The bar is stocked with
choice  liquors and cigars.    Pack
train in connection with the house.
Goods taken to any part of the
Mcdonald bros., Props.' LIFE ■ _N--.-_TA_-.tJ3?.-
All outgoing, mails now go via New
Fully six inches c 1' the fleecy fell
on Saturday.
Marion Anbury, late Of Kaslo, is in
White Oaks, N. JL  :
Freight, teams arc .'still■■hauling to
the head ofthe-Ink a
1'. Bernicr came in ironi New Denver on Saturday nigmv"-
For anything in drugs write to tlie
Slocan Drug Co., Lasio. . t
C. K. Drown, formerly of .Kaslo,-is
living in Mobile, Alabama.
_\ir. Moxley has been appointed
postmaster at iiailV. Landing.'
The Burns1- supper.'.in New Denver
Thursday-last'wy.. a big success.
J. _tL"Mcjia'r_m expects to finish his
contract on the railway in a few days.
C. B. "Hume X, to. of Revelstoke
keep a completeline of miners' goods;.
Contractor McGregor is pushing
work on the new public- school at
Ka-do.   a
A Lie; dance is announced to-take
jdaco at the.Prospect House tomorrow
evening. a
Tiie hotels in town are again being
filled up, and  business  generally is
1    The frost of the last few days has
j congealed the  water in the bay to a
a sufficient   thickness to   permit of
skating, a pastime much indulged in,
though the surface is a little rough.
Philo & Co.. of Vancouver, are turn
ing out.. large quantities of cigars.
Their traveller will be here in a short
time and hotel inen will do -'well to
hold their orders-for this popular factory. ■'   . '''-"-.
A telegram■ was received in New
Denver last week from Victoria stating that the townsite dispute had been
settled-in- favor of Mr. McGillivray,-
and tliat theland woulc! be cleared at.
once. - ■■"■.
One day la-st week, W. Cleveland
while driving from Lardeau to Hall's
Landing lost two of his horses' through
tlie ice. Miss Williams, who was in
the sleigh at the time, had to -walk
several, miles on; snow .shoes before
she reached the Landing.     :
It will be seen from this issue that
quite a number of -new advertisements find a place on the several
pages of The Ledge.' This is-resultant upon the ramblings abroad of the
financier of the Concern, R. T.
Lowery, who has just returned from
amionths'visit to the coast.
ThC Arrow made an attempt to go  ^ o JJ>» JUL %
I . IN til Wi.u: Mr
■ on .the
>cn > -, i 1'.-. ^{±i\
A dance
L-ccial events co
not a carnival ?
X.. hi. NoAnaa lias been appointed
ciiy ilork of -Kaslo and A. W. Wright
police magistrate.
Mayor Kane promises an elaborate,
syiitem of electric lighting."and water
works for Kaslo,
U pwards of ;r»0-■) men are now lodged
'n f'e camps between the head ofthe
lake and Revelstoke.."
Mrs. Sasshaw is, able' to.be around
asrain after a spell en illness, supcrin-
to the head of the lake yesterday-with-
two horses on a scow for Mr. Mclnnes,
y   .d' yr ■ j tlie Calgary cattle; man, who -was re-
ice. is one ot the ^  ;■:'■.■.   ■  .      .--.'        ■■■■     „
-,-> ,    v      turning to his home, but the  effort
X>Llu W l)y A   • ■ ,:■■■' ..-,-.-■•
la]led. Arowboatwas sent ahead in
■ tl)e bay to break the,ice, after which
it was plain' sail'ing.forKa few'miles.
■■The .ice .was- their. found too solid and.
the' boat had to return. She has
been hauled out on the" ways- and is
being sheathed, 'preparatory-, to making a second attempt to clear'the passage tomorrow.
Public School Seport. •
ducea bv a sevoAe cold.
Miss .Caldwell, the efficient teacher
ofthe Nakusp Public School, makes
V.n. D. A, >;.cDo;-:gali'ha's been an-1 the initial monthly report as follows
de-,li'  weather during !-. he week; \ IS pupils were registered on the.rol
oe-,ii'   weather (.iur'.rig vne w.ceiY pro. puuiift v\e>e  j't^-ittutH-tju un unci oil
suiier.i.g from a severe cold. 11V>P. the inontii of January, and of these
Tue Union ftaliba th School has been |^x attended every day. .The aver-
enriehed with a liberal supply" oil a2e attendance was 15.20. The
hvur; lx)0k^ aii(i reading inatterf        pnaximum number of marks obtaina-
-  ,,,  ,-' ...,   , •   ■"■.       ,   ,.    j hie was-750,   of which Julia Coming
. J.   P. Nault  became pCAse^sed ol a j  ., "  .-    .. ,v   ' T7  ,    -,r ~        ,,   ,,^;'
-,-.   ■ ,-        a- ,-     ; • • , I obtained bOG; ■ Kate. jkcDougall, OOo:
handsome lur-lmed nve<cuav-tMis.week ; r ' '..    . Ar ^        „■   - M-  ^ r^
',/,-'.     ,. ' ,, a a-land McDougall. oil; N. Tnomas,
througn tne nieciiriY-?;ia i'aiee. - |..;, ^     ;, . .,/ a'-    i-o-t'-i   n
!-i>10; Ji rankie Martvn,-4/8;-Lida Corn-
■  The Arrow, weur. north ya >juviday,! ir;^ 453. Jolm "■McDougall, 459; Jas.
with a gcoci earAenger \X. ' e-':;e ex
pt-jleneed.rionfe ti'oni:ik* w:-.ii ice. <
Y        " ''■'-. ' .       i
.When, in  Kaslo- Xoa  at.thc w-re:r(-,«
• 4'
,.   KEVELSTQX3E.'  STATION,-'     ''   '.
Wliol.esal'e' arid Retail.  . Dealers in a
■• all kinds of Eaw ITurs.    Branch  ;
Store at Trent Lake. ; '..,." i  ■:.; ,
jTa*        ,,J3t u. o       Jti. -jj.-x-^ jo_-jjtk-*- a. \$ar, n & g
Of Swansea ana v\7igan,
Analytical-Chemist', arid "Assaye'r.
The oldesi,- and most'experienced
Assayer in the Province.
Prospect House.
Opposite    '■"--
■"'".   E. J. WINYARD,     ■
;■■-...  ' ' Proprietor.
ri^   wra-ci
L7 ^.w-
tr-' --3
Northern' Hotel,-  \d\x< y^AvuXAr. \%~djx^ld% Li  Cl 1  T\kJM%J
Hca<l<{ria.r;;-ers lv-r 'Hudson' Lay Co; si
goodie. ■;• ■    '■
An<:l'--' ifral;a.'in o:' ri-hree ]'\:rk:5 is in
V I  >
e    S
h:'e; tel'.l ]iH inioAA
at the-Forks,
c-.-. -1
dcparled for Pcrk-ovilh
u().K.s,'' and
i-. {.r., •^■»tt-ipletv.»VL--J;jt!;{.);-i and W.L'*.
Jhlret class accoinmodations in  both
\    Koojii and Meals.
Kl»?iJ        -i.
dav,   their cxain}-.lo  JY^n-- imitated^Th(^ Bar is well furnished with choice
bv   vre^,x    v>erv,   .:i, j   --T.,,,   v,5;.,!    wines, liquors and cigars.
'eib fhr tlie same i4ace en Tuesday.
{ Eldorado Ave.
New Denver
Fa ctory and Salesroom :
VANCOUVER,   -..-; ;- .'


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