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Vol. 1. No. 21.
NAKUSP, B. C, FEBRUARY 22, 1894.
Price Ten Cents.
A;
Front Street^ West,     -    Kaslo, BSC.»
The Largest and Most Complete Stock in the Kootenay
Country.
DRY GOODS,       GF.NTS' FURNISHINGS,
HOUSE FURNISHINGS, CLOTHING,
CARPETS, ROOTS & SHOES.
OUR MEMBER AT WORK.
J. M. Kellie Looking After the Interests of His Constituents.
NAKUSP, B. C.
Corning & Rodd, Prop.
The bar is stocked with' the finest
brands of wines, liquors
and cigars.
ote
Naklisp
This hotel is situated near the
water front and has every accommodation for tlie travelling public.
U..S. THOMAS, Prop.
e
SUMMIT LAKE, B. C.
Good accomn;odations for travel!ers.
The bar is supplied with a good
stock of Wines, Liquors
and Cigars.
RISDALE  & McKAY,   Proprietors.
:MADDEN;HOC8E:
NAKUSP, B. C.
HUGE. MADDEN, Prop.
Beautifully situated on the Lako shore at the entrance to the best and shortest road to the Slocan
mines and New Denver. The best, fishiug- and
hunting in the district, with grand b< ating- and
sketching facilities for tourists and artists.    The
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bar is supplied with the best brands of wines
liquors and cigars.   The accommodations of the
Hotel are the best.
Never before has the Local Legislature taken so much interest in West
Kootenay as during the present session.    Not only ^as attention directed
to it in the speech frorh the r throne*
but Hon. Col. Baker has hince brought
the district \.i;'!;bmmeLil-ly\to.fKe::'^"ont,'
by reason of his resolution: im favor of
the  free   coinage  of silver.    J. M.
Kellie, the member for the district,
apparently not wish ing / to be. left but
in the cold, has made his-'presence "in
the Legislature known  by moving
the subjoined.resolutions:
1. Whereas there is a vast extent
of country lying north of Revelsjoke
rich in timber and mineral respir-ces,
that for want of cheap communication
is practically inaccessible; and whereas the removal of obs'rucMons io navigation between Reye.lstoke and the
mouth ot Canoe river would give access to that vast timber and m'ne"al
region; and whereas it has been demonstrated by a competent engineer
that the obs: ructions to navigation at
Death Rapids can be remoyed at a
small expenditure;  and whei eas'the
encroachment of the Columbia river
on -the townsite Of Revelstoke has destroyed and carried away a considerable portion of that townsite; therefore be it resoi ved, that an humble
address be presented to his honor the
Lieutenant G over, nor requesting t hat.
strong represen, dtions be nic<de to the
Dominion Govei'nment<o   have the
obstructions to navigation removed
between Revelstoke and Canoe river,
Big Bend;  and further* that prompt
s'.ep" be taken to protect the townsite
bf Re velsf oke from the encroach men ts
ofthe Columbia riye:\
2. Yv hereas .the population of West
Kootenav is now verv considerable
and is rapidly increasing, by reason
ofthe rapid• development ofitetun-
ber, mineral and agriculturalresources; and whereas there are towns at
Revelstoke, Nelson, Kaslo, A1'us wot li b."
New Denver and Nakusp, and on -
lying settlements and mining camps
at Illecillewaet, Hall's Landing, Lardeau, Thompson's Landing, Trout
Lake City, Fire Valley, Robson.. TraU
Creek, Toad Mountain, Goat River,
Three Forks, Balfour, Pilot Bay, Four
Mile Creek and Big Bend; and whereas the judicial work is already great
and rapidlv increasing; therefore be
it resolved that an humble address
be presented to his honor tne Lieutenant Governor, requesting that strong
representations Be made to the Do-
dent county judge for the district of
West Kootenay.
3. Whereas locators of mineral in
the 20-mile belt labor under great
disadvantages in comparison with locators of mineral claims in other potions of the province; and whereas
the payment of |5 per acre on a m;h-
era 1 claim before a crown grant ca n
be acquired is a heavy burden on the
prospector or miner; and whereas the
payment of §b per acre on I v applies
to the 20-mile belt; therefore be it resolved, that an humble address be
presented his honor the Lieutenant
Governor, requesting that s- Mong re-
nresenta'v'ons be made to the Domin-
ion Government requesting that jlvs
payment of $5 per acre, be cancelled
within the,25-mile belt.
Mr. Kellie is also looking after a
bill* entitled, "An Act for the ihco:por-
a on of Trandway, Telegrajph and
Telephone Companies, West Kootenay
District."   :'.'      ' ■■.'■'-,.'       :'-d-'[ - ...
Besides this Mr. Kellie seconded an
amendment introduced by Mr. Watt
to the following important resolution,
fathered by Messrs. Adams and
Smith, but afterwards repented and
the motion carried:
Whe?'eas the reduction of the im-
porl;-duties ;bnY:rOT
ally,  agricultural   implements  and
machtnei y, mining machinery,  and
other goods not manufactured in  the
pvovince, would be of g-eat ad vantage to vho::e engaged in the various |
industries in the province; therefore be
it resolved that an humble address be
p ;e£e n . ed th e L ieutenant •' Gove rnbr,
leqiiesdng that s'rong representations
be made to the Dominion Goveinment
to have the dutv on rubber goods,
agricultural implernexits and machinery,   mining, machinery   and other
goods not manufactured in 'tiie. prbv
ince modified.
NEW DENVER TOWNSITE
The Famous Dispute Conies up in the
Victoria Courts.
Only one case, that of Fletcher vs.
McGillivray, was set down for hearing before the full court at Victoria a
week ago; Fridav. The action was
brought respecting''lot 549, group 1,
KoGtemiv district, New Denver town-
site, by Fletcher &> Farwell, against
McGillivray and Henry Croft, claiming that „ McGillivray be declared
trustee of two-thirds of the property
for the pi aintitrs, and claiming damages against Croft for misrepresenting
thathe was the agent of McGillivray,
and that McGillivray accepted trust
in lands of two-thirds of the property
for theplaintiffs.
Mr. Justice Crease granted an injunction preventing McGillivray from
dealing with the property in any
way. An appeal came before Mr.
Justice Crease, who refused to dissolve the injunction granted by him,
and the defendant McGillivray now
appeals. A consent decree was entered whereby the in junction, is dissolved and the lis pendens vacated,
and. thet plaintiff gets eight lots in
each block—eaclii block containing 28
lots. Each party to bear its own
costs, the defendant to bear the cost
of surveying.
Hon. A. N. Richards, Q.C., and A.
E. McPhillips appeared for the defendant McGillivray, Mr. Lux ton for defendant Croft, and Mr. Helmcken for
the plaintiffs.
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Committed for Trial.
Lost. Strayed or Stolen.
Provincial Officer Fauquier has
been notified of the mysterious disappearance of a Swede answering to the
name' of Jensen. The last seen of the
■man was. a little over a week ago,
when he entered the Leland House
bar, where he remained but a few
minutes, afterwards proceeding up
the street to the Prospect House.
There he drew from Mr. Nault a sum
of money, amounting to upwards of
|40, and then left, going towards the
centre of the town. Since then all
trace of him has been lost. He was
perfectly sober at the time, but whether he has left town by other than
the established routes, or wandered
off into the woods and so perished
minion Government to appoint a resi- j cannot be stated.
On Friday last J. Hector, the prosecutor in the assault case against
Sandholm, who was recently given
six months for the crime by F. W.
Jordan^ J.P., returned from Nelson,
where lie had been attending the new
trial against the prisoner.    With him
returned T. Peterson and A. Carlson,
the   chief witnesses.    Sandholm appeared before G. M. Soroatt, Stipendiary Magistrate, last Monday.   The
evidence submitted  was practically
the same as adduced at the trial here,
but the result was slightly different,
Judge Sproatt deeming the case sufficiently serious to commit the prisoner
to stand his trial at the next Assizes,
which will take place next June.   So
long as the Government neglects to
furnish   its  J.P.'s with   a complete
equipment of legal literature, just so
long may the people of the district
expect to hear of the judgments of
the   local officials   being   annulled.
Verily an excellent manner to uphold
the majesty of the law _fc_i___M * ~-J'
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With the completion  of  the Nakusp &
ore will fee 'brought.-, to Nakusp from,the
steamer for Revelstoke.
■ '.■■■Grold and Silver Ledges, have been dis
■/'.'. The town already contains Six Hotels,
with a capacity of 30,000 feet per diem, a s
Shop and many other MiiMingrs.
sancts
in
ever
s
miles of Nakusp
ouges. Stores, Saw
arehouses,. Blacks
fs Vancouver had not sought uiuch after
the trade, the business men having
overlooked their opportunity, and
they would have to fight for "it now,
especially against Winnipegy which
had made strenuous endeavors for the
grocery, butter and egg business.
Spokane would remain ; an active
competitor in some lines, flour and
fruit for instance, tit behooved Can-
/ ada to inform herself as to what was
contained in the Kootenay country.
The chairman proposed a vote of
thanks t© Mr. Wilson, which J. B.
Lovell seconded, and the meeting
dispersed.
MIDWLWXjSS fair.-
Comfortable   Head quarters for   tho
ans.
The Canadian Association has had
erected, in honor of Canada, a building to be used expressly as Canadian
headquarters during the San Francisco exposition. Here both exhibitors and visitors .'may meet, receive
their friends and fellow-countrymen;
have their mail directed, and otherwise make it the social rendezvous
intended.
, It has been deemed most appropriate to decorate the interior of the
building with the portraits of Canadian public men, views of public
buildings and scenery, and other souvenirs and ch aracteristics of Ca 11 ada.
With this end in, view communica
tions have been sent to the various
provincial governments and boards
of trade in the principal cities, asking
them to exhibit such portraits, views,
etc., as pertain to their particular locality.
The committee being called upon
to select a "Cana,dian Day," have decided on April 2nd as the only date
at their disposal early enough in the
season to be available. This day has
accordingly been set apart for the
purpose and will be appropriately
celebrated. Lacrosse and other Canadian games will be arranged for,
the director-general having promised
to contribute trophies and medals to
be competed for, as well as a fine display of fireworks in the evenin g.
Every effort will be put forth to
make this the occasion of a grand re
union among the many sons and
daughters of Canada in California
and their visiting friends. Proper
notification by Canadian papers will
doubtless enable many tourists to so
time their visit as to be present on
that date, April and May being the
. pleasantest months in California, when
flowers and vegetation are at their
best.
Canadians being also expected to
participate in celebrating the 24th of
May, as "British empire day," have
the assurance of co-operation from
English residents and visitors in celebrating the special day for the Dominion.
REVELSTOKE    STATION,.
GENERAL MERCHANTS.
Wholesale and Retail. Dealers in a
all kinds of Raw Furs. Branch
Store at Trout Lake.
COLUMBIA ft KOOTEM
Steam Nav. Co. Ltd,
TIMS   <DJ^.T^JD.
Taking effect September 1st, 1893.
I0ELSWE 11111
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STEALER, COLUMBIA.'
■   <: GOING SQIJTH. ..-...'
Leaves Revelstoke,
Mondays and Thursdays, 5 a. m.
Arrives at Rohson,
Mondays and Thursdays, 6 p. m.
Leaves Robson,
Tuesdays and Fridays, 5 p. m.
Arrives at Northport,
Tuesdays Mid Fridays, 10 a. m.
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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
Northwest.
18 aid 520 first avenue, Spokane, Wash;
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The proprietor has oh hand
■A    .'      -.,:..,   GOING- NORTH. "   .,
Leaves Northport, a ,,      .
Tuesdays and FraJays, 1. p. m.
Arriving at Robson,    ■ A        ■
.     Tuesdays and Fridays 7 p. m.
Arriving at Revelstoke, , Y'- Xd
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 4 n. m.
The steamer lands at Nakusp north hctuid 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 Northport, and with
C. & K. trains for Nelson and Kootenay lake
points, at Robson. '
NELSON & -KASLO ROUTE.
STEAMER-NELSON".
OUTWARD.
Leaves Nelson Sunuays 3 p. m.
Arriving at Kaslo 7 p. m.
" '''    Mondays3 p.m.
Arriving at Kaslo 7 p. in
' ■*'. "      Wednesdays 9 a. m.
Amving at Kaslo 1 p. m.
■ ■•'-.'     "      Thursdays 3 p.m.
Arriving at Kaslo 7 p. m.
".'..     -il      Saturdays 9 a. m.
Arrivi*       , *Caslo 1 p. m.
inwar_.
Leaves Kaslo Mondays 9 a. m.
Arriving at Nelson 1 p. id.
" "    Tuesdays 9 a. m.
Arriving at Nelson 1 p.m.
" "    Thursdays 9 a. m.
Arriving at Nelson 1 p. m.
" "    Fridays 9 a. m.'
Airiving at Nelson 1 p.m.
'A       "    Saturdays at 8 p. m.  .
Arriving at Nelson 7 p.m.
In lengths of from 12 to 50 feet.   Any kind
of till stuff can be cut at short notice.
,000,000 FT; ROUGHLUMBEe^:500s0f0- FT, OBESSED LUMBER
; Shingles, Laths, Mouldings, Turned Posts and
Ballastersi   Brackets.   Etc.     Two   Carloads
y       Sash   and   Doors; 'Two  Carloads   Dry  Fir
Clear Flooring, 4in.;   One Carload Dry Fir
CT^ Clear Cedar,
j    to Finish;; One Carload Glass, Paints, Oils,
etc., includmg Fancy Grlass,Wood Stains, etc.
TZESTEE]
lufhl     wha'MlaisiLeaH_
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 throuigh.
This steamer lands at Balfour, Pilot Bay, and
AinsworthL
For information as to Bates, etc., apply to pursers of steamers, or to
T, ALLAN, Sos'y. J.W.TROUP,
NelsonaB. C. Manager.
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Brightest a
ewsies
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SUBSCRIBE EOR X
NAKUSP LEDGE
Published every. Thursday.
B.    T.    LOWERY,    EDITOR    AND
FINANCIER.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES :
ONE TEAR ....$3.00
SIX MONTHS .'. 1.50
SHREK MONTHS', ......'.-..'... . ......... .1.00
Advertising rates furnished on application.
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
s hot, and we will do the rest.      \ !: '
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY  22, 1894.
HISTORY   OF   TEE   KOOTENAY.
A complete Jiistory of tlie Kootenay
country, from th.e earliest days to tlie
present time, is beiiig canrpilecl by R. T.
Lowery. Experienced men witli valuable information would confer a favor
by sending- tlieir address to tliis office.
The Dominion Parliament is now
billed to assemble about March 15.
Last year the House prorogued about
the beginning of April.
The Constantinople correspondent
of a Brussels paper telegraphs that
Russia is making preparations toseize
Herat in 0Afghanistanr The correspondent says that 40,000 troops, mostly
Cossacks, are concealed close to the
frontier.
In tho Legislature last Thursday
afternoon Hon. Mr. Vernon, in answer
to a question, said the total cost of
land expropriated for the new Parliament buildings, construction of same,
and partial fittings, according to contracts let, was $630,219.75.
Hon. Mr. Heaven's motion of censure on Hon. Col. Baker, in regard to
his effort to dispose of his Cranbrook
estate, was brought up in the Local
House last week, the debate lasting
all afternoon and well on into the
night. The resolution, however, was
defeated 21 to 10.
J.C.Rykert, collector of customs at
the international boundary on the
Kootenay river, is numbereel among
the legion of aspirants for political
honors in the next provincial election.
The Bonner'i Ferry Herald is inclined
to the opinion that he is truly deserving of the position. Perhaps so, but
what about the other poor fellows ?
Are their claims to be disregarded,
particularly those of our own indomitable Mac?
The Dominion Cabinet has adopted
a minute in council advising the Governor-General, that the Northwest
School Bill of September, 1892, be not
interfered with, as it is elearly within
the competency of the Legislative
Assembly to deal with; but it is suggested to the Northwest Assembly
that they look into the matter, and if
they find any just cause for complaint
on the part of the minority, they
should take such steps as are necessary to redress the grievances or allay the apprehension of the minority.
' ■ - -' ■
The   following   excellent   bit   of
spread-eagleism   is taken from the
Spokane Chronicle: "Poor old England. "We whip her upon the battle
field, whip her upon the; high seas,
whip her in her yachting contests,
and whip her in the prize ring.  Get
off the earib,   England; get off the
earth!" Perhaps our boastful contemporary had in mind when penning
the a;bove such brilliant episodes as
the Trent affair, and f he Chesapeake I
and Shannon encounter, or the playful passage of  Arms   at Queenston
Heights and Deiroit.
FOSTER    &   WINTER'S
NEW DENVER,       -      -    "•-■      -      B. C,
the Slocan dis-
1s one of the bes
trict.   Call in.
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NAKUSP. B. 0.
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airdresser.
SLOCAN AVE.     -    NAKUSP. B.C:
Journalism has Ic^fc a warm friend
and comrade by the death of G. W.
Childs, which lamentable occurrence
transpired at Ph»,adelpb'a afo: ; night
or so ago. His philanthropy was very
widely diversified, while his annual
cont L'ibu^'ons to charuy, public and
priyale, amounted to a small fortune.
No worthy case of need was ever
turned away by him, and the typographical fraternity in particular
have jusc cause to hold his name in
blessed and revered memory. Mr.
Ghilds in'h?s early life worked at the
v'lcase," and in after years, with the
accession of wealth and affluence,
ever maintained his interest in the
welfare of his fellow-typos, constantly
endeavoring to ameliorate their hardships and advance their position. ■-/
An Enterprising Citizen.
J. T. Nault's business interests will
be manifold and diversified during
the ensuing season. Besides his own
hostelry here, he will have a second
at Wilson Creek, together with a large
store. It also understood that he will
receive; the contract to clear that
townsite and build the large wharf
now under contemplation for that
t !ace. With' the disappearance of
tlie snow Mr.. Nault will establish a
number of camps alone" the right of
wav of the N.&S.R. wherein to board
the workm en who will be engaged
laying the rails, he having" been
given that privilege. It is generally
understood also that the Inland Construction Co. will turn their mercantile interests in Nakusp over to Mr.
Nault, who will; assume the management so soon as the company commences work on the Nicola Valley
Railroad. With these numerous enterprises in operation, Mr. Nault will
be one of the largest employers of
labor in the district, and the wages
paid out willto a large extent be ex
pended in this town.
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'Proprietor. V
Choice    location  and   commands a beautiful view
of the surrounding
.   ■     ■ _■     *YJ
country.
Phe Bar is supplied wit n 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.
HOTEL SLOCAN, HEW DENVER.
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   have   Money  and
want to   meet   Monied
Men stop at the
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NEW DENVER, B. C.
When   you come to New
Denver stop at       ^
, 50 cents.
Beds, 50 ceiits.
Meals at all hours. Dinner
4 to 8 p.m. Rooms warm,
clean and comfortable.
Corner of Slocan and Eldorado avenues.
y^';*!™ T"^
KV>2i»
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RYGOQD.
GROCERIES and PROVISIONS at very low prices
FRESH CANNED GOODS always in stock.
A fall assortment of Choice CIGARS and TOBACCOS.
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/OVER TEE DIVIDE.
The Downs and Ups of a Travelling
Editor's'Life.
Martin Cdnwav, who died at the
Washington mine of pneumonia, was
buried here last week.
To ride behind Jack Walsh's four
bays for 20 miles is a pleasant and
swift experience. We had this experience on our last trip from Nakusp
to Bonanza. Jack puts his passengers through on time, and, as he is a
splendid conversationalist, to travel
with him Is a treat not often met with
on a mountain stage route.
: Dan Dunn was in the party.that
morning and entertained us with
m any stories of frontier life. Dan
has a tender, sweet voice that always
attracts attention in an ordinary community.
, At. Slocan lake we found the steamer W. Hunter bringing over McMir-
tin's. railroad outfit for shipment to
Niciola Valley. Thegradingto:Three
Forks was completed on Feb. 3rd, and
the road is now ready for the ironing
g"an£- ' -.:'. "/ ■ d'd'- ^
At New Denver we took a seat on
one of Scott, Baker & Co. 's fast stages
and made a flying trip to Kaslo. We
were not bothered with any snow
slides, although we had several narrow escapes from running dyer ore
teams. Some of these teams haul
very large loads., One .of these had
on 9,300 pounds of the raw materiaL
it being the heaviest load ever hauled
down the hill into Kaslo.    -
Kaslo is not as lively as it was last
winter, and a pilgrim can get across
the streets without being run over by
a cab. Commercial
but the proprietors of
not have any roseate hue to their existence. About seven hotels are
enough for the city at this time.
A system of waterworks, to cost
$15,000, is being arranged for. This
will be a great assistance in.case of
fire, provided the pressure is of sufficient strength.
Curlv   Robinson   has   returned to
town.    Curly made $40,000 by run
ning a restaurant here last winter.;
It cost him £42,000 to make it.
An apology for a newspaper is still
being published in Kaslo. It is a
high class journal, being- noted particularly for the depth of its editorials.
It is also a humorous journal and the
flashes of wit in its local columns
would make a man laugh at his
mother-in-law's funeral. The editor
is wasting his time in tliis community.
The citizens are not sufficiently advanced to understand the productions
of his pen. He would make more
money sawing wood, or "slinging
hash" and washing dishes in a Spokane chop house—an occupation at
which he was an eminent success.
Poor youth ! We hate to see a man
waste his energies on the desert air.
In addition to this he runs a great
risk of being arrested for murdering
the Queen's English,' and afterwards
sent to school.   Let him R. I. P.
There is quite a little talk here
among railroad men about; the proposed line through the Crow's Nest
Pass, wMeh is expected to be built
this summer. Quite a number have
expressed their intention of removing
thither.
WEELANDS     BROS.,
. ■nelson,b.c.,.;: ;:   ■ "
Landscape Photographers
Keep a. large quantity of Architypes
and Steel Engravings in stock.
Pictures framed to order.
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This hotel is five miles from Watson
and lias good accommodations for
man and beast. TbeJbar goods are
excellent and the table first class.
j WILLIS & SPRGULE," Proprietors.
business is fair,    T™   rr"i.  TSTT A TTT ,rp
th© 17 hotels do | ' 7
Proprietor.
The bar is stocked with the finest;
brands of wines  liquors and cigars..
'■'.   :i  — THE— ■' 1
leave Nakusp at
7 a„m. every alter™
' day
commenc-
.ing1. on
Monday, Dec 18-,
Returning* the next
*^y.
.<£& V o
& GO.,
VANCOUVER,
B.C.
Com mission Merchants
.&■' Wholesale Importers
-OF-
s,; Liquors, and Cigars.
SSI    STOVES!
Pin ware and Hardware by the Carload.
Groceries, ProvisiQiis; Flour & Feed
Stocked Eeg-tilarly from the East,
Dry Goods, Clothing, Rigby Waterproofs, G-ents? Furnishings, Gentlemen's, Ladies' and Children's
Boots;; Shoes, and Rubber
Goods. .
In   alb the   Latest   Fashions.
REVELSTOKE,
B.C.
Makxjsp,  b. 0.
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SEE OTTPt LIST :
DRY GOODS  DEPT.
tJhderwear. Hosiery,
Mens' Furnislimgs,
Mens' Ready Made
Clothing,
Gloves, Ribbons. Silks,
Satins, Cashmeres,
Melton & Serge Cloths,
Carpets, Blinds, Cottons, Hats and Caps,
House & Table Linens,
Boots and Shoes.
GROCERY DEPT.
"Hungarian Flour,
Sugars, Bacon, Hams
Coffees, Teas, Spices,
Jams, Pickles, Oatmeal, Biscuits,
Canned Vegetables,
Canned Fruits,
Dried Fruits, and
Syrups,
Fancy Toilet Soaps,
Cigars and Tobaccos,
HARDWARE DEPT.
Grindstones & Fixtures
Crosscut & Rip Saws,
Axes and Handles,
Nails, ScreAvs, Bolts,
Round/Flat, Square Iron
Oils,  Paints,   G-iass,
Horse Shoes and Nails,
Cutlery,
Glassware,
Crockery,
Stationery.
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Miners can get a complete outfit here.
Proprietor.
\T
9 THE GREAT SLOCAW.
An Enthusiastic Three Forker Tells
of Its Vast Wealth.
A. D. Wilson, of Three Forks, who,
by reason of personal observation, is
an enthusiast respecting the now famous Slocan county, lec:ured On'lb-it
subject the other evening in the Oily
Hall, Victoria, which was pretty well
filled—at least, so sa^s the Colonist.
By request W. J. Sutfon tcok the
chair, and he m'-voduced the lecturer
as a gentleman weU posted onjthe resources of West Kootena v.
Mr. Wi I son opened w ifch the an •
nouncement that he was not interested i it any mines or mining company,
but Ins object was to state what lie
knew about what; was undoubtedly
the richest muihig couutry in North
Ame^ca, wjth the'.■'prospect-of being
the richest in the world. He had
been a resident in the country for the
past 17 months.       'V "     '
Lying as it did in the heart of the
Seilsi'-'ks, ^lr i couriiry was supposed
for a considerable time to be inaccessible, but it was nottiTl the discovery,
ofthe Silver King and Toad Mountain mir-es that general attention was
attvacted to 1fc. .There' were two I)nes.
of communication, one from the north
by .the Columbia r;ver, and in a short
time by me completion of the Nakusp
& Slocan Railway and the railroad
f'om Revelstoke to the head of Arrow
Lake, there, would be direct cbmmun-
icafion at all seasons of the yean
The other route was from the south,
bv the Columbia river, Kootenay
lake and Salmon arm, where connection is made wnh the Nelson & Fort
Shepoard Rail way. There is now
dbect communication by telegraph
with all points. The ac-ion ofthe
'great railroad corporations in pushing
in there was abundant evidence bf
the value ofthe country.
West Kootenay is essentially a
m!*rng region,..." though there are
strips or benches of level land which
may be utilized for ranching purposes.
.On the Columbia and otli er streams
were stretches of level land. The
Kootenay district, however, won]*]
have to depend mainly on the.oiiteide
for supplies. He described the loca-.
tion of the present chief city—Nelson,;
back of which lies Toad Mountain
with the famous Silver King mine,
and other valuable properties., The
Silver King ore ran 400 or 500 ounces
of silver per ton, with 38 per cent, in
copper, .and this mine alone would
give support to a considerable town.
N.e.lson, he was informed, has now
a population of 1,500. Proceeding up
Kootenay lake the next town is Balfour, ooposite which is Pilot Bay,
where the Hendryx Smelting Co.had
been.proceeding-with the erection of
a smelter, but though only a month's
work was required to finish it,,hothing
had been done for more than a year,
and  he thought the location would
have to be changed. Proceeding tip
the lake the next town, on the opposite side of the lake, is Ainsworth,
whose mines were reckoned valuable
properties before the discovery of the
Slocan country.
Twelve miles from Ainsworth, on
the same side of the lake, is Kaslo, at
the mouth of Kaslo creek. This place
took its main start in September or
October, 1892, and is now incorporated as a city and beautifully laid but.
The people of Kaslo inaugurated the
building of. a wagon road to the mines
and by private energy got it built to
Watson, on Bear Lake, and tfyus" secured the trade from the mines..;, To
secure the ..permanentlocation of the"
place, he advocated the building of
the Kaslo-Slocan Railway.'I AT&biit ■ 20
miles up Kaslo creek is Watson, at
the sum mit,- abqut 1,750 feet above
Kaslo, whieh is about the same above'
se.i level. Thirty miles from Kaslo
by wagon road is New Denver.
Kaslo creek, Bear lake, Fish lake,
Seaton and Carpenter creeks form a
natural pass to New Denver.
At tlie sunimii Three !Fprks is, the
centre of the mining region. On the
north fork of Carpenter creek is th e
dry pre belt, and on the south fork
the wet ore belt. In the last mentioned the principal development has
been made. Up the south fork are
the principal mines of tlie region. In
pne of these alone, the. Slocan, Star,
there is $1,000,000 worth of ore in
sight, and tihere is as much more to'
be seen in the new drifts of the; Noble
Five. In the Washington mine, in
June last, there was found a solid
body of ore 75 feet long and averaging 53 inches in thickness,' atid 355
tons were taken out during the summer.  7
' The shipments from the lead ore
mines up to the first of January had
been 2,935 tons, and in three weeks,
up oO the ICfch of January, there had
been shipped from Kaslo ore valued
at $1.13,336. The owners of these
ni.hies are, as a. rule, comparativeiy
poor men, the'-e being as yet but
.1 <;•■":!e■ C&oitaV in toe country.    Few
Wm. Hunter..
W  C. McKinnon.
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-sales- had been made to companies
with -capital' sufficient for development. The Washington had been
.worked mo-e J^ke a mi:?e tca.njiny
ofcoer piioo.«; on a iid: had'been more
fully developed, ft* v ig some oanl;al
behind it. ■'■ / •
The beauty of most of the prospects
in the Slocan was" that pay ore could
be mined from the grass roots down.
Those located so far had been mostly
on the;higher--levels, discovered by
superficial, iiiclxations, but on the
lower levels; where drifting would
have to be done there bad been little
p-ospecting. Not "one-tenth of the.
ground had yet been gone over. The
mirier-can be worked a* a good profit
notwithstanding Jho low price of silver.
All the trade of the Slocatr &tr present goes to 'tb'e States'.-  Victoria and
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E. W. Bowe, of Spokane, Is Favorably Impressed.
The Slocan country is in better
shape and its prospects look better
than at any time during the past
year," said E.W. Rowe, a well-known
business man, who has returned to
-his home in Spokane. "Over 2,000
tons have been shipped and niuch
larger shipments are expected in the
spring. Kaslo is making many improvements, while permanent development , is being made on the mines.
Over 20 good silver properties are producing at present and there are as
many more in the immediate neighborhood which will soon begin. These
are the reports sent out and the people of the district are confident ofthe
future.
"Thenew concentrator atAinsworth
will be completed in the spring and
this will benefit the country much.
Then the Kaslo-Slocan Kail way is expected to be finished by August. The
road will connect Kaslo with the
mines and will handle large quantities of ore when completed. The original charter was for a standard guage
but application has been made to
make it narrow giiage instead.
"The ore now hate to be shipped
from Kaslo to Five Mile Point and
then' over the Nelson & Fort Sheppard
Hallway. All want Spokane to start
her smelter.
"The pt: Mary's country is to be
opened up next season. That is the
latest report in Kaslo. A new town-
site has been laid out about 25 miles
from Kaslo, on the opposite side of
the lake. It is named Davie, after
the premier of the province."
AH.
Of Swansea ana vyigan^   • ■..;;'
Aiialj^itol Chemist arid Assayer.
The oldest and most experienced
Assayer in the Province.    ".'
REVELSTOKE, B.O.
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Parties having good Min=*
ing Claims to dis=
pose of should apply
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CANADIAN
Great Iforthorn Movements.
C. H. Weeks, of the Great Northern
Railway, has just returned to Spokane from a business trip to the Slocan
mining district. He says that at least
75 tons of high grade ore are being
brought into Kaslo every day and is
being brought across the lake to near
Nelson and shipped. He believed the
ore would run from 150 to 1,000 oz.
in silver and 35 to 75 per cent, in lead.
It costs from $25 to £40 per ton to haul
the ore from the mines into Kaslo.
Next spring it is expected the railroad will be built from Kaslo to Three
Forks, a distance of 28 miles. This
road will be either directly or indirectly under the control of the Great
Northern, and it will make the transportation of ore at least 30 per cent.
cheaper. If the Great Northern does
not build a branch from Bonner's
Ferry to Kootenay lake, it will put
boats on the river and thus have a
good route for ore shipments.
EEVEESTOES TIMETiBLE
Atlantic Express arrives at iO:00 *>aiiy
Pacific        .-".' '."'"'■''" 16:55     "
Cheapest, most reliable and safe route to Montreal/; Torpiito, St. Paul, Chicago, New York,
and Boston. Rates $3 to 810 lower than any other
route.
Specially fitted Colonist Gars', "In charge of a
porter, for tlic accommodation of passengers holding second-class tickets.       ■
Passengers hooked to and from all European
points at lowest rates.
Low freight rates. Quick despatch. Merchants
will save money by haviug their freight routed via
the C.P.R.
Full and reliable information given by applying
to
GEO. McL. BROWN,      I. T. BREWSTER,
Asst. Gen. Freight Agent,     Local Agent,
Vancouver. Revelstoke.
DOCTOR   .
KASLO, B. C.-
Graduate of Trinity University, Toronto.   Member of college Physi-
cians and Surgeons, Ontario.
KASLO CITY,
B.C.
^he only practical Watchmaker in
the Kootenay District. Orders by
mail receive prompt attention.
£
ML WQKK GUMMIEEI).
16 3 t
KA^LO, B. C,
Is open night and day and supplies
its patrons with everything ih the,
market.    Call in.
£EO.'.; PAQUIN,
Proprietor.
KASLO & NEW DENVER
rVSAIL STAOEAND FeEIGHTLIIfE.
Stages leave Kaslo daily at 8 a.m.
for New Denver. Re turn ing will
leave New Denver for Kaslo at
same hour.
Satisfaction is   Guaranteed.
T. W. GRAY, C. W. McANN,
Manager. Proprietor.
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Nelson & Fort Sheppard
RAILWAY.-
AliL   RAIL   ROUTE  TO NELSON, B.Ci-
The union miners in the Coeur d'-
Alenes threaten to strike again because of the employment of dagos.
The only through route to Nelson, Kaslo,
Kootenay "Lake and all Slocan
Points.
Through Trains Semi-Weekly.
Daily except Sunday between
SPOKANE AND MARCUS
Leave 7 a.m.:      SPOKANE        Arrive 5:30 p m.
Commencing January 8. on Wednesdays and
Saturdays, trains will run through, arriving, at
Nelson at 5:40 p.m., making close connection with
the steamer Nelson for K/.slo and all lake points,
arriving at Kaslo at 9 p.m. on ?r.rne days. Returning, passengers will leave lake points ana kelson, on Ttresdays and Fridays,arrivmg at Spokane
at 5:50 p.m., same days.
KASLO,
.0.
A.C0OPER.ABBS
ATTORNEY
SOLICITOR,
CONVEYANCER,
ETC " ETC.
Special Attention to Mining-
Interests.
OFFICE: —'
FRONT ST.,    KASLO, B.C.
Over Byer's Hardware Store.
HORACE W. BUCKE
LAW AND CONVEYANCING
OFFICE,
Buchanan Bi'k,Kaslo.B.C.
ROBSON   HOTEL,
y ROBSON, B.C.
This hotel is the best in town, and
has ample accommodation for travellers. The bar is supplied with
wines, liquors and cigars.1
LOUIS LEVESQUiE.
est's Hotel
BEAR LAKE,  B. C.
Eveiything new about the house ex-
,    ceptthe whisky and landlord.
Everybody gets a hearty     ,
welcome and plenty
■'to' eat.. : ,'".''"'.■■■
Gorman West,    ,-,    -    Proprietor.
ge Hotel
10 MILES FROM KASLO.
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
mountains,
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LEDGE CROPPINGS
For anything in drugs write to the
Slocan Drug Co., Kaslo. f
Several social events, of the usual
pleasing nature, are on the tapis.
J. T. Nault returned from Kaslo on
Tuesday with a fine team of horses.
Rev. Mr. Berks will hold divine
service in the schoolhouse next Sabbath evening.
W. C. McKimion, of Hunter & Mc-
lUnnon, New Denver, has spent the
week in town.
When in Kaslo stop at the Great
Northern Hotel. Rates reasonable.
Headquarters for Hudson Bay Oo.'s
goods. f
A heavy crop of ice is being harvested by local parties. The , ice is'
taken from the bay and is a foot thick
with scarcely any waste.
The Arrow is completely frozen ih
at the point. Passengers wishing to
come down from the head of the lake
must needs use arowboat.
Chief Engineer Osier; of the .-If. &S.
R., purposes returning to his home in
Kingston, Ont., in a few days, to be
gone a month or six weeks.
H. Miltdh Martin will transfer his
services from F. W, Jordan & Co. to
J. T. Nault, having been engaged by
the latter to look after his mercantile
interests at Wilson Creek..        ,       ,.
The weather has been intensely
cold this week, the mercury going below zero each night. Sunday and Mon-
day the wind blew strongly from the
north, almost cutting one's flesh.
Nothing but words of praise and
commendation have been expressed
this week with the platform of Mr.
McDougald, the next M. P. P. for the
district,, as outlined in the last issue.
P. 0. Fauquier will start on his
rounds collecting poll taxes and trade
licenses shortly. For the last six
months of .1893, he remitted to the
Government from this town almost
$1,900,
Piles are being hauled to the bay
for the extension ofthe railway wharf
into deep water, which work will be;
done ere the lake rises. The. wharf
will have an addition of at least 50
feet, carrying it out in*o deep water,
thus enabling two or more boats, on
either side, to load or unload at the
same time.
The population of Perksville came
up en masse this week, under the
restraining guidance of Mayor Perks
They presented a woe-begone appear
ance when they came in late on Tuesday night, having had a wearisome
journey. The rear guard turned up
safely yesterday, apparently none
the worse for his combat with the
demon fatigue.
H. R. Hammond, of the Nakusp
News Depot, who has been visiting
his family in Seattle for the past six
weeks,   returned on Saturday last.
He states that business on the other
side is paralyzed, because of the low
price of silver, particularly in Spokane. This has operated against the
Slocan considerably, preventing the
investment of capital. However, the
country has established a good reputation and is universally spoken well
of- ':■■ .      ■ X   ":■".
Receipts of Valentine Dance.
The committee who had charge of
the St. Valentine dance, in aid ofthe
public school, have prepared the following statement of receipts and expenditures of the affair.    Receipts—
Sale ot tickets, $52; contributions, $3.-
50; proceeds of booth, §18.50;  total,
$74. Expenditures—Music, $14; printing, $1.50; wood,  $1; help, $2; F. W.
Jordan & Co.,  $4.35; total,   $22.85.
This left a balance of $51.15, which
has been turned over to the trustees,
thus almost freeing the building of
debt. ■•■•< ••<■.■
Nakusp & Slocan Railway.
Chief Engineer Osier ' stated last
week that the most' laborious part of
the Nakusp & Slocan Railway had
been completed. This comprised the
clearing of the right of way, grading,
rock cutting, and bridging. It is
hoped track laying will recommence
in April, or May at the latest, and
the road be finished by the latter
part of June or July. No danger is
apprehended from snow slides in the
spring, and what damage maybe inflicted on the road bed can be easilv
repaired. There is still considerable
work to be done by the engineers, in
the plans and specifications for depots,
freight sheds, section houses, etc.
With, the disappearance of the snow
in town men will be engaged to put
in the various sidings and the Y
switch, probably at the beginning of
April.
Opposite
Prospect House.
FIRST GLASS WORK GUARANTEED
E. J.
Proprietor.
PHILO & Co.'s
"Leaders,"
"O.K.s," and
"Terminals."
ren0ral^
',&
Factory and Salesroom:
\
522, CORDOVA ST.,
VANCOUVER,
GENERAL   MERCHANTS
Mail Service Improvement.
The postal authorities having refused to better the mail facilities to
and from Nakusp, the citizens have
taken it upon themselves to make
the desired improvements. A subscription list was circulated on Tues
day by T. Abriel, with the result that
about $30 was collected. For this
sum the steamer W. Hunter people
and J. Walsh, stage driver, agree to
carry an extra mail each way per
week until i_pril 1st. The incoming
mails will now arrive on Tuesdays
and Saturdays from New Denver and
depart oh Mondays and Fridays. This
arrangement goes into force at once.
The subscribers to the list were: The
Nakusp News Co., The Ledge, F. W.
Jordan & Co., LC.&p.Co., Cummings
&Co.,D. A. McDougald, R. Madden,
J. V. Perks, A. Nault, W. C.SMuir-
head, Corning & Rodd, G A.Edmis-
ton,   G. M. Spencer   F. G. Fauquier.
AND
REVELS'
DEALERS   IN
ry u-oocis
REAL ESTATE,
SPECIAL yAHENTION
GIVEN: TO THE SALE
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