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Vol. 1. No. 50.
NAKUSP,; B. C, FEBRUARY 15, 1894.
Price Ten Cents.
A
5
Front Street, West,
Kaslo, B.C.,
The Largest and Most Complete Stock in the Kootenay
Country; ;
DRY GOODS,       G-BKTS' FURNISHINGS,
HOUSE FURNISHINGS, CLOTHING,
CARPETS, ROOTS & SHOES.
s
NAKUSP, B, C.
•Corninff & Rodd, Prop.
The bar is stocked with the finest
brands of wines, liquors
and cigars.
CALLS FOR ATTENTION.
Voters Should Have Their Names on
the Dominion List.
Hotel
This hotel is situated near the
:water front and has every accommodation for the travelling public.
¥
A
K
SUMMIT LAKE, B. C.
Various papers throughout the province are calling attention to the fact
that no effort is being made towards
having all eligible persons attach
their signatures to the Dominion voter's list. Now that it has been so
vividly demonstrated that the .provincial list is notoriously at fault, more
especially in West Kootenay, it is incumbent upon all those who"have the
weal of the country at heart to see
to it that a similar state, of .affairs
shall not exist under the Federal jurisdiction.
The Dominion Franchise Act stipulates that every person shall be entitled to be registered in any year upon j?he list of voters for the proper
polling district of any electoral'district, or any portion of an electoral
6 istrict, if such person
(1) Is of the full age of 21 years,
and by this act or by any law of the
Dominion of Canada not disqualified
from voting;   ■
(2) And, is a British subject by
birth or naturalisation; - -r*'   -  ■
(3) And is the owner of real property in a city of an actual value of
■'$'300.. or within' a town of an actual
value of §200, or in any other place
of the. electoral district of an actual
value of $150;
(4)■•■■ Or is a tenant of any real property within the electoral district
paying a rental of $2 ■- per month or
Good accommodations for travellers.
The bar is supplied with a good
stock of Wines, Liquors
and Cigars."
RISDALE   &  McKAY,   Proprietors.
MADDEN
NAKUSP, B. C.
HUGH MADDEN, Prop.
Beautifully situated on tlie Lake shove at tho entrance to the best and shortest road to the Slocan
mines and New Denver. The best fishing and
hunting in the district,'with • grand boating and
sketching facilities for tourists and artists. The
bar is supplied with tlie best brands of wines
liquors and cigars. The accommodations of the
Hotel are the best.
2i) per year, one year before being-
placed On' the list of voters, or one
year before his application to.-be
placed on the. list of voters. In this
respect a change of tenantcy does not
disqualify, a voter provided no time- is
lost in making the changes.  '   .<:••■
(5) Or is a bona fide occupier of
real property similar to that described
in clause No. 3, having such for one
year previous to the placing of his
name On the voters' list or making
his application to be placed on such
list of voterr..
It is also provided that on or soon
after the 1st of June in each year the
revising officer shall cause the list of
voters of the preceding year to be
compared with the last assessment
list, iand secure all the information he
can 'obtain from that or any other
source, and proceed to revise the list
of voters then in service, entering
thereupon the names of all persons
not already on such lists who are en
titled by the act to have their names
entered.
Mr. Justice Walkem is the revising
officer for this district,  and, as it is
improbable that he will- honor this
section of the province with, his august presence before the holding of the
County Court. on -May' 21, there is
time sufficient and to spare to correct
both the provincial   and   Dominion
listS.' "' .--a
Fractured a Rib.
■Ail,. UNIQUE PLATFORM
. Two weeks ago X Ehrmarintraut,
butcher, while skating on ,the bay,
fell heavily on his right side, aiid a
day or so later received a chilly immersion and a severe strain by the
ice breaking a wav under his feet.
The effect oi' this double treatment
was noticeable in a painful stiffness:
which apparently passed.away.. Last
week, while assisting in cleaning' up j i j,necL ja: __
the Lytton for tlie St. Valentine dance j    i. Tui aMn the Government
For a Political  Candidate in West
Kootenay.
One of the citizens present at the
farewell banquet given to F. Wilson,
in the Fashion '-restaurant, Saturday
night, was D. A. McDougald, the aspirant for political honors for Nakusp.
Called'- upon by the chairman during,
tlie coarse of the evening to make a
few remarks bearim?' oh provincial
lu'et/.ers, Mr. McDougald responded
wAth a; bin X of eloquence/commenting
on several in teres: hig topics, but
.chiefly upon the proposed Nelson convention.    In brief his platform out-
he realized very forcibly how disas-
2. I am  in favor of the franchise
trous the mishaps  had been,    Stoop- Joeing extended: to  women in West
ing to remove a small skiff, one of
the ribs on the right side parted with
a rasping sound, at the   same  time
ca using acute agon y.    Mr. E h rman n-
traut was at once taken home and
tightly swathed in bandages.    He is
gradually recovering,   the   fracture
having knit together very well, but
he is .unable to do any work.
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New Denverites in Session.
oteuay.. . yq : -      ; . -    •■
3. That the proposed convention be
held in Nakusp, a central point, instead of in an inaccessible town like
Nelson, and that it be held for the
selection oiv a candidate either for or
against the Government. ■'■:■ -
4. To, establish a mail service in
West Koptehayy and to employ intelligent men to superintend tlie;same.
5. Free silver coinage and ana-
tional mint at,!Nakusp, this place being convenient for the silver from the
Slocan district. '
6. To create Nakusp a port of en-
7. To pension off Government fossils, who years ago; up in Cariboo,
out-lived their usefulness.
9. To transact all parliamentary
business in Gaelic, and translate the
National Anthem into that talk.
The conclusion was reached with
the hope that if not elected his friends
would find him -a good fat Government situation, a J.P.-ship, or at any
At a meeting held in the Windsor
Hotel,,New Denver, last week, the
following resolution was unanimously
adopted: "To the Hon. the Chief
Commissioner of Lands' and Works:,
This petition of the undersigned citizens of New Denver humbly sheweth
that, whereas the sum of $1, OCX), was
appropriated by) the Legislature at
its last session , for the purpose of
building a wharf at New Denver,
)his money has not yet been used for
the purpose for which it was appropriated; and that it.is a public work
of great and urgent necessity that a, ,,.   „-    w      ■■-,■■ .    -tx
X   ■„ 7    -,-, , -, ■:,-'     >■-    V, i'ii.e another rai1 wav contact wJ;h a
wharf should be built at New Denver l_-, _,,:,..    \,   ' T,r„T ...y .:. i . __ .*_
while SlOcan Lake is still at low water, your petitioners therefore present
to you the advisability of having the
work finished without delay." A
committee of three—Messrs. Gething,
Ay 1 wiii and Bogle—was also appointee! to confer with the parties interested in the townsite in reference to
keeping the wagon road open immediately after sleighing ceases. The
meeting afterwards drifted into a dis- .ant*, who d-u a':. \u theV power to
CLiSsion of provincial politics and the help tee a-T.iir. Tie lout w.is Caste-
Neison convention. ' .' frPy decD':.,-';ed,w:-> ■;e'i.he cr'd supper
p^ov'aeu by the ladies was excellent.
Darciug .• commenced sho'\'y a:'er 9
and was continued t'li 3:45 a.m. To
Mr. and Mrs. E-hmauotrsut, Was.
Hesketh and F. Conway is due the
honor of carrying the affair thrdugh
to so successful an issue.
pawner. M :. McDougahi took
his seat amid g-eat apnlauscj and
promises of supoo't.
St. Valentine Dance.
The dance g'ven on the s:earner
Ly^O'i last ni^iit wys. co oly cm>
cess u', much of whveh was & , ibu^a-
b e to Ca^'a;a Sin   h  and his assist-
Nakusp is sadly in need of a shoemaker. But this and all other accessories of modern civilization, including
even the semblance of a mail service,
may be expected in the sweet bye and
bye.
2L. n.
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THE TRUTH ABOUT COOLGARDIE.
TOLD BY ONE WHO WAS IN THE
/;■    COUNTEY.
Something That Will Interest Intending Emigrants to the Latest
Gold Fields in West
Australia.
A retu-ned iDJlgrim f?om the Coolgardie gold fields in Western Australia unburdens himself to the Melbourne Bulletin in the subjoined
griaphic manner:
Coolgardie! The name that has
been in so many mouths as, the coming El Dorado—which is even now
quickening the pmsesof the Adelaide
and Melbourne stock exchanges and
causing- the brokers to smiJe once
more. ■     -. '"•   \ ' ■.." . ,-"
A land of wearisome monotony of
crooked scrub, of sad colored bushes,
of low, flat-crested rMges, of an all
pervading and penetrating* smell
(something like roasj-mgcoffee), which
no one who sojourns in South-western
Austral i a ever forgets. A land of
melancholy, tut, strange to say, a
glory of wild.flowed. A blaze of exaggerated marguerites, of wondrous
immortelles. Yellow, wb ite and red,
they mock the starving stock with a
semb'.ance of verdure. For it is a
fodderless lard, this grassless, wate-'
less waste, hanging on to the skirts
of the greater desert to the eastward.
Even in paradoxical Australia it
seems like a cynical critic"sm of fate
that this unpromising are* should,
have been selected as the scene of
the latest gold craze. Even move
paradoxical is the fact that eveiv
woe'e confronts the visitor from the
east, that, whilst in Sydney, Adelaide,
Melbourne, etc., hundreds believe
that a sure fortune awaits them in
tb\s nursling of the wilds, hundreds
a:"e there wondering how they will
get out of it
Good men, tried pioneers who have
braved the dangers of the fever-
haunted gu1 l-.es of the Palmer, and
the diamond fields of South Afr;ea,
are there. Fvesh-faced chums, with
wondrous outfits, including sou; 1 ea-
ther bags with numberless pockeis,
to hold the goid they we e ce"!ain to
pick up within 21 hours of their arrival, are there—all anxious to leave
the place. At die present moment,
in this field of shreds and. patches, for
one luclrv man theie are mo *e than
100 unfo.'i.unales. The few finds of
undeniable Wellness, wliich can be
counted on the fing-ers, have exercised the usajcl false glamour, and
somewhere about 4,000 people a"e
now wondering Avhv they ever c^rne
to such a God-forsaken count'-y.
Bear this fact in mind, the province is being we?I and c&" efully advertised. The farmers of Northam
and York are getting d^eam prices
for horse feed, for, between Doodle- j
kine and Coolgardie you could flog
the proverbial grasshopper. No Wes-
'trai'an would say a word in depreciation of the gold fields, yet, as a rule,
he does not go there himsel, but talks
big about the "other siders" coming
in; meantime, he makes them pay.
Doodlekine, the present terminus of
the railway, is soinewhere about 100
miles t ooi York. Most travellers v:e
familiar with the appearance of the
temporary termini of railways in the
course of construction. Doodlekine is
V-ke a.11 others, only a little wo."&e.
The horse teams carrying between
here and Southern Cross make it their
depot. As a rule, the teams are good,
aud the ro«d.s since the people of this
district are at last leaving off the old
ousf om of di \vmg six horses tandem,
9. re p^sablet
■At.Soutne n CrObS therea(e a very
i     ■" *■■
passable hotel, five quartz batteries,
and the dregs of a fast disappearing
communItv.    When the ? ah wav ar-,
■   -    ■ Y Y' 4*
rives at the Cross, the "pat'ert"' camel
comes on the scene. Between the
Cross and Doodieki _.e grow po"sonous
scrubs, hu?Y..ul to his system, so the
pa 'eat one does not carry there.
The camel in Western Aus ral:ia is
an ill-conditioned, mangy nor 'or, with
a temper as short as his coat. At any
time of the day, if he can bite a p-ece
out of you, or kick you in the stomach,
be will do so at once. At dawn he
commences to whine and cuvcepro-
fci.aely in his own language, and eolith ?ues his blasphemy all t p rough the
pro. ess of loading. Put a postage
tiuimp on h'.s back over a^d above the
load he usually carries, and he would
tooner die and give you tlie trouble
of disposing of his cajcase than ^et
li p. It is only when you become acquainted" wh'h a carnef that you appreciate the ioveablequa'it-es of the
ho'/se, bu^ock, or dog.
Every.-ring is salt. The land is
imp egoated whh iu throughout. Oce
can easily imagine that Coolgardie
was but recently the bottom of an extremely salt sea. The water struck
at Bay ley's i s at the 160 feet level,
which sfike was telegraphed widely
and triumphanfly, but it is sclfc and a
condenser is at work. All round are
s:/:ngs of salt pans and chains of salt
lakes., and if gold were as p'eni^fui as
sa •., t h e mos t exaggerated s:o»• -* es"
about the ooun'rv wouidnot attest the
true state of the ease.
And the gold! Bayley's, as the
show reef of the country, naturally
corner fi'-ss-. There are here comfort-
a bie buddirgsfor men, a modest ma-
cq'rne capable of putting through two
or three hundred weight of rock per
day, which has, up to now, averaged
500 ounces per ton. It is a Ball mill,
worked by means of wood fuel. The
mine is no doubt a phenomenal one.
On top there, is a big outblow of white
quartz; the reef, averaging seven
feet in width, can be traced half a
mile.. The underlie is to the eastward,
[Continued on next page. ]
Wm. Hunter.
W  C. McKinnon.
■OF-
New Denver and Silverton.
DEALERS IN GEMERAL MERCHANDISE.
All kinds of Miners' supplies; kept constantly in stock.
g
unanvsiat>*i;
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Tlie San Eraneisco Call,, daily
and weekly will fill the hill
exactly. It is the brightest and
spiciest J onriiM on the Pacific
a sample copy
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REVELSTOKE    STATION,
GENERAL MERCHANTS,
Wholesale and Retail. Dealers in a
all kinds of Raw Furs. Branch
Store at Trout Lake.
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EOOTEffi
Steam Nav, Co. Ltd.
Taking effect September 1st, 1893.
which is a peculiar feature pf this part
of West Australia.
Where the reef has been opened up
there is little change in the formation
visible, only veins of ironstone are
found along the outside, and patches
of the same intrude in places. This
now world-famous reef has been opened up by means of an open cutting,
and there is gold showing plainly in
all the faces, in some places of marvellous richness,. Still, the accounts
wired east have grown rather in transit. The statement that,there is 1,000
at grass is absurd, and anyone who
would assert that there.was £100,000
worth of gold in sight would be—of a
Confident disposition. There are upwards of 30 men employed on it at
present.' "■■'■"-.';■'    -.•■ ~X- -'-'i-d ■ ■■■■■■■ -,-■:■
At Tindall's, two and one-half miles
from Bay ley's, there is a rich reef being worked, and at Hannan's Rush
" three reefs are being opened out. The
rest of the country is simply pegged
out, and the owners of the claims are
loitering around with sheath knives
waiting to sell. This is emphatically
Coolgardie.*
y    Eight away to Cashman's, 45 miles j Arrives at Northport,
A.. L ■    v.       ,T       , » T    1     t>'    i Tuesdays and-Fridays, 10'a.m.
distant, to the shores ot Lake Barlee,
95 miles to the north-east, the more or j
less thirsty or hard up population are
REVELSTOKE NORTHPORT ROOJF
STEAMER COLUMBIA.
GOING SOUTH.     v-      "
Leaves Eevelstoke, 'A-.'.".-a
Mondays and Thursdays, 5 a. m.
Arrives at Robson,
Mondays and Thursdays, 6 p. m.
Leaves Robson,'.  .' .--.■■.'"   ... y     y^
Tuesdays and Fridays, 5 p. m.
GOING NORTH.
Leaves Northport,
Tuesdays and Fridays, 1. p. m.
distributing. That gold is there cannot be gainsaid, but the prizes' are j Arriving at Rohson,
small and the blanks infinite;     It has   v     : Tuesdays and Fridays'? p. m.
been COlhmonlv asserted east that tWO   Arriving at Kcvelstoke,'
.-, ,, *      ■'■■,. v. -■'.,,     J Wednesdavs and Saturdays, 4 n. m.
and three punee reefs are lying idle,
waiting for some one to come and take
them up.  'In reality  there are more I J^ s'oanlQr !ff" **.^ak"s? northb0"nd°"
L   ■ •' ....      .   j W ednesdavfl and. Saturdays at 7 a. m.^ and south
men therqiharigil# Oh ftO poorer reef   bound on Mondays and Thursdays at 10 a. m.
Showings than are tO be found in any       Connection is made with Canadian Pacific.trains
Other gold-field in-Australia:     There   forthe east and west at Revelstoke, with Spokane
°    ■ ■ Falls and  Northern trains for Spokane and all
eastcern and weftern points at Northport, and with
C. & K. trains for Nelson and Kootenay lake
points, at Rob?on.      '■■>; ■-.■',.-..'
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is practically no alluvial wash, .properly so called, throughout, the country. The gold is shed about the surface uninfluenced by the presence of
-water. All the alluvial work is done
by dry blowing. A man with two
dishes, a strong wind and a cloud of
dust, has usurped the old convential
'»fa u
picture of the prospector panning out
at a water hole. /
The formation of the country and
its contour differ greatly from the'ordinary run of Australian fields.; It
appears to have been a low tableland
covered with cement; the denudation
Caused by the scanty rainfall has
been only sufficient to hollow out
shallow valleys in which there are
- neither creeks nor watercourses; the
drainage of the country is simply represented by saline bogs.
Away to the north of Coolgardie is
a wide expanse of flat granite rock,
all over which are circular hollows,
sometimes three feet in diameter and
eight or 10 in depth, in every way
resembling the wave^worn holes in a
rocky coast, to. fact everything about
Coolgardie suggests a later submergence than' the rest of Australia.
Throughout the gold belts, clay slates
with veins of horn-blend schist mark
the formation.
The o^estion of water supply is just
[Continued on sixth page. ]
STEAMER. NELSON.
OUTWARD.
Leaves Nelson Sunuays 3. p. m.
Arriving at Kaslo 7 p. m.
Mondays 3 p. m.
. Arriving at Kaslo 7 p. m
Wednesdays9 a.m.
Arriving at Kaslo 1 p. m.
Thursdays 3 p. m.
Arriving at Kaslo 7 p. m.
Saturdays, 9 a. m.
Arrivi-       /Kaslo lp.m.
INWAKi/
Leaves Kaslo Mondays 9 a. m.
Arriving at Nelson 1 p. m.
... u    Tuesdays 9a.m.
Arriving at Nelson 1 p. m.
" "    Tlmrsda3r,s 9 a. mA
Arriving at Nelson 1 p. m.
" "    Fridays 9 a. m.       .
Arriving at Nelson 1 p. m.
" "    Saturdays at 3 p. m. .
' Arriving at Nelson 7 ;>. 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. ,     ■ ;..,
Passengers from Kaslo for Spokane and .ill
points south, should take the l,Nel.?on," leaving
Kaslo at 9 a. m., on Mondays and Thursdays,
making close connections through.
This steamer lands .at Balfour, Pilot Bay, raid
Ainsworth.
For information as to Bates, etc., apply to pursers of steamers, or t-
T, ALLAN, Sea V. J. W. TROUP,
Nelson, B. C. Manager.
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The proprietor h as on h and
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>J FEET OF LOGS
In lengths of from 12 to 50 feet.   Any kind
of bill stuff can be cut at short notice.
,000,000 iL.eOOGH.OT
Shingles, Lath s, Mouldings, Turned Posts and ,
a; Ballasters, Brackets. Me. Two Carloads
, Sash and Doors; Two Carloads Dry Fir
Clear Flooring, 4in;; One Carload Dry Fir
Clear Ceiling;"4 Carloads of Clear Oedar,
for Finish.; One Carload Glass, Paints, Oils,
etc., including Fancy Glass,Wood Stains, etc.
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' TO CONTRIBUTORS.
Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay
District arid,: 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, arid we will do iho rest.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY  15, 1894
HISTORY   OF   FHE   KOOTENAY.
A complete kistory, of tlie Kootenay
country, from tlie earliest days to tlie
present time, is being: compiled by R. T.
Loweryv Experienced, men witli valuable information would confer a lavoi;
by sending-tlieir address to tliis office.
Silver lias dropped to 63 f cents an
ounce and the markets of the world
are in a panic.
It appears that the famous Junius
letters'---were- written by Sir Philip
Francis, whose grandson has just offered the explanatory papers for sale
in Australia. Tliis,.-if true, will settle
a long- discussed and inucli vexed
question/
The Wilson Tariff Bill has passed
the American House of Representatives with a. big- majority. It is believed the Senate will affirm it also,
bat not without a great struggle, 17
Democrats having voted against its
first reading. Its passage will undoubtedly encourage Slocan miners,
making a difference of about §'20 per
ton in the ore shipped.
tives. Touching upon the affair the
Fall Mall Gazette says, "'."We cannot
have these things happening weekly.
No time should be lost in settling this
fracas with France."
The list of voters who had registered up to September 1, ISdS, has
been laid before the members of the
Local Legislature. There are -19,907
names on the list, divided thus:—
Alberni, 111;. Cariboo, 491; Cassiar,
132; Gomox, 326; Oowiolian, 433; East
Kootenay, 579; Esquimalt; 466; Lillooet, 266; Nanaimo, 678; Nanaimo
City, 767; New Westminster City, 1,-
436; the Islands, 188; Vancouver City,
4,591; Victoria, 560; Victoria City,
4,111; Westminster, 2,466; West Kootenay, 520; Yale, 1,789.
The Governor of Sierra Leone has
telegraphed the British Foreign Office
a confirmation of the report of another
engagement between the French and
English forces on the frontier of
Sierra Leone, and savs that several
were killed on either side. The
French again attacked the British,
whose force consisted entirely of na-
Ern est Bod well,, of Victoria, a brother of F. Bod well," of this town, is
spoken of as a candidate for the Leg^
islature for Cowichan/Premier Davie's
present: constituency, at the approaching general elections. This is taken
to mean that Mr. Davie will contest
one of the seats in Victoria City, and
that in the event' of a Government
victory, Mr. Bod well will, be the new
attorney general, the Premier taking
other portfolios. Mr. Bod well, though
youiio' as a lawyer, ranks second to
none in the nrovince. He has hot as
yet sought political distinction, but he
comes of a family prominently identified with public affairs in the Dominion.^ ■■■"■ . ':.'---:/■:"'■.
The first move towards organizing
for the "coming provincial elections
has been made by the supporiel-s of
the Government in Victo,,;a. Premier
Davie stated at the preliminary meeting that his object was to form a provincial association to assist the present Government. After various remarks by several prominent persons,
a committee, comprising all present,
was appointed to draft a constitution
and bylaws. It is understood the
Government has already decided
upon its candidates to contest Victoria,
t'ley being Hon. Theodore Dav.«e,
Hon. J. H. Turner and Captain John
Irving. The fourth candidate is not
announced;
We wish to correct an erroneous
idea which seems to have taken possession of a recent contributor to the
Nelson Tribune from New Denver,
as well as enlightening the bright
genius who conducts that estimable
organ, regarding Nakusp's avenues
of communication with the outside
world, it is not true that we have
but one open highway and that by
Kaslo, for the Revelstoke route is still
open, the steamer Arrow making
regular trips.to the head of the lake
with passengers and freight, while
several teams connect with the boa^
to Revelstoke. The bay is fall of ice,
we acknowledge, but from the point,
half a mile from town, everything is
plain sailing. The Tribune's correspondent need not worry himself to
an untimely death because of the all-
year-round shipment of ore through
this place from the Slocan, when the
N.&S.R. is completed, for we can assure him that the C,P.R. are fully
capable of managing their business
satisfactorily at all times and in all
seasons.
Danny McPherson, the wild man of
the Slocan, came in on the stage on
Tuesday from New Denver. He has
lately secured possession of some coin
and is letting people know it.
FOSTER    &   WINTER'S
^ EJS T .A. XT IR, _A.2ST T,
NEWDENVEB,      -      -      -      -      JJ. C,
Is one of the best in the Slocan district.'.'■".Call in. ■•'.„■'"•"■ ^■'-'■X7^r-:r
fir,- Williamson.
PHYSICIAN _ SiSSl
■:-■"/•.-,' NAKUSP. B. 0.
HOTEL SLOGAN, NEW DENVER.
G. M. SPENGER,
SLOGAN AVE.
NAKUSP. B.C.
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NAKUSP, B.C.
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D. A. McDora^all
Proprietor.^;'
Choice    location and   commands a beautiful view
of the surrounding"
country.
The Bar is supplied wit n the
best brands of all kinds of
wines, liquors and cigars.
The Dining Kqom 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.., - J^adquarters for  capital-
,     ists, 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, PropJ
If   you   have   M6ney  and
want to   meet   l\fo^
Men stop at the
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NEW DENVEE; B. C.
When   you come to New
Denver stop at V
Meals, .50 cents.
Meals at all hours. Dinner
4 to 8 p.m. Rooms warm,
clean and comfortable.
Corner of Slocan and Eldorado avenues.
RY GOOD
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GROCERIES and PROVISIONS at very, low prices.
FRESH CANNED GOODS always in stock.
A fall assortment of Choice CIGARS and TOBACCOS. EXIT ROY WILSON.
Nakusp Loses Oneof Her Foremost
Citizens.
A Bright Idea.
■ '.  Fitzroy Wilson, the popular clerk
at Bourne Bros'., left on Tuesday for
his old home in Ipswich, Eng., gohig
out by way of Spokane.    Mr. Wilson
came to Nakusp almost  two years
ago, when the place was in its infancy
and ever since has been prominently
identified with its advancement.    It
is his intention to proceed later on to j for this district if sucti an event took
South Africa, there to permanently place.    What's the matter with hav-
The Revelstoke Star states that a
number of gentlemen have been trying to get up a regatta in West Kootenay for some years past, but have
not been successful in taking the first
step. Mr. Haskins has received a
letter from Vancouver in which the
writer offers to briiig a crew here
next summer, if the people can be got^
sufficiently interested in the matter
to offer a suitable prize for all comers.
It would be a great advertisement
spar.
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VANCOUVER,
B.C.
Commissio
esale Iftiporters
settle. ':   a .
When it, became known on Saturday last that Mr. Wilson was about
to leave, Mr. Bourne determined not
to let the occasion pass without showing, in: some degree, the esteem in
which he was held at large...  A com
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plimentary banquet was hastily arranged for at the Fashion restaurant,
at which the following persons were
in attendance: Messrs. Bourne, Wilson, Abriel, Jordan, Fauquier, McDougald,   Muirhead,   Smitheringale,
and Risdale.
' Short though the preparation had
been, the spread was bounteous and
well-selecteci. The wine list provided
was especially gpod, and this tended
materially to,lubricate the guests'
vocal organs and prepare them for
the rich aftermat; i of " songs and
speeches.
The toasts honored were: ''The
Queen," ' Army and Navy," ' 'Canada
Our Home," "The Guest of the Evening," "Commercial Interests of Nakusp," ' 'Our Host," ' 'The Landlord,"
and "The Press."   Each number was'i
. ■ •   , . ■   f
accompanied by a suitable musical *j
selection, heartily sung by all, while j
the speeches made by those whose
names were coupled thereto were replete with interest and vivacity. All
touched upon the approaching departure of Mr. Wilson, expressing sorrow
thereat, but wishing him every prosperity in his new home. His ears
must have tiiigled with the numerous platitudes of praise voiced, and
in after years he cannot fail to find
comforting satisfaction in the memory of his striking farewell to his
friends in Nakusp.
Popular songs, rollicking choruses,
enthusiastic jigs and break-downs,
and side-splitting jokes followed in
quick succession, and it is quite safe
to assert that no jollier event has yet
transpired in the neighborhood. It
was past midnight ere Auld Lang
Syne terminated the proceedings.
ing a, first-class regatta at Nakusp in
June or July ?.—There is nothing the
matter with the idea at all, Bre'r
Northey, and the Nakuspians would
assist it to their last dollar. Just
keep the pot boiling, and if',.money,-
and perseverence count for: aught, tbe
aching void shall receive a specific
remedy. ';':
NEEtANDS  ; BK^S~I
.';v    .NELSON, B.d,   a
Landscape PhotogTaphers
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Keep a large quantity of Ai'chitypes
and Steel Engravings in stock.
Pictures framed to order.
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Tinware and Hardware by the Carload..
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Groceries* ;Provisioiis9 Eloiir & 3Feecl ;
eg'ulariy iroin tlie East.
Dry Gropds, Clothing, Eigby  Waterproofs, G-ents' Furnish-
'      ings, Gentlemen's, Ladies' arid Children's
^   '.;■'.„."■     Boots, Shoes, and Rubber
:--v :':.'.'*'. ' Goods.      -
IMillii^^r^r;';. ;';;aiid x 3yEa.xi.tle3,
In   all   the   Latest
Fashions.
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REVEJLSTOKE,
B.G.
Proprietor.
The bar is stocked with the finest
brands of wines  liquors and cigars.
NAKUSP,   B. 0.
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A striking: feature of the affair w
CbO
the responses made . to a number of
the toasts, revealing a great depth of
confidence and trust in the town and
its future, at the same time not forgetting.a due meed of praise to the
enviable position occupied by Canada
among the nations of the world, and
the fervent expressions of loyalty to
Merrie Old. England—the birthplace
of a majority of those present.
>enver
cominenc-
Illg" Oil
Underwear. Hosiery,
Mens' Furnish in gs,
•Mens'-Heady 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 Saw?,
Axes and Handles,
NaiIs, Screws. -Bolts,
Round, Flat, Square Iron
Oils,   Paints,   Glass,
Horse Shoes and Nails,
Cutlery,
Glassware,
Crockery,
Stationerv.
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■\-.With the. completion   of  the Nata^ 0f
ore will be brought to 'Nakusp-. fro.iii the; rich
steamer for- Revelstoke.
ocaxu and
Gold and Silver I_edg*es  have been  discovered within three miles of
i.lie town, alreaciy-' contains Six Hotels, Several Dwelling' Bouses, Stores
harf, Warehouses, B
■with.a.capacity, off 80,000 feet.per diem, ■ a sm
Shop and many other buildingrs,"
£USpv
lawmi ft
how the vital one. Even at one shilling a gallon there is an uncertainty
of getting it when you want it, and
the West Australian Government offi-
, cials move with more than the usual
exasperating apathy. To this there
is one shining exception in the person
ef .Mr. Benno, the chief hydraulic engineer. He has tackled the water
question.heart and soul, and vows if
all else fails he will erect condensers
on the shores of the salt lakes. The
difficulty is no ordinary one, for the
water got by sinking is salt, and to
form reservoirs for possible showers
would probably result in the water so
caught soon turning salt. Hovrever,
Mr. Benno has had a Queensland
training, which has lifted him above
the jog-trot of West Australia, so he
may strike out something.
Socially,the field has an originality
of its. own. As beforesaid there is no
drinking, and the common attraction
of gold has brought together men
from all parts of the world, so that the
chances of meeting an .acquaintance
you have last dined with in London
or Samoa are excellent. The rich
but patchy nature of the deposits and
the absence'of any wide dispersion of
the gold point to the fact that it is a
stock broker's and not a miner's bo-'
' nanza.       ,   '.*x .', .■:
Phenomenal1 crushings, specimens
like that found at Tinclal l's—101b. in
weight, with; only one little speck of
quartz in it—will boom particular
reefs; but the fortunes will not be had
on the field itself Let no' man go
there without sufficient money to keep
him going for 12 months and then
pay his fare back. For such an one
who is content to sacrifice a year of
his life in putting in as rough a time
as it is possible to experience anywhere in Australia, there is a fair
chance; for the poor and destitute there
is nothing but lingering starvation.
Whatever hardships men have had
to endure on other gold fields are only
accentuated at .Coolgardie. Every
bite of horse feed and every drop of vljfj |/"011
irried many miles,   MiJUIiuM
H.... ...^L'DICli
Of Swansea ana w igan,
Analytical Chemist and Assayer.
The oldeso and most experienced
Assayer in the Province.
REVELSTOKE, B.C.
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Parties having good Min=
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pose of should apply
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KASLO, B. C.
Graduate of Trinity Universitjv Toronto.    Member of college Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario.
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KASLO CITY,
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B.C.
The: only practical Watchmaker in
the Kootenay District. Orders by
mail receive prompt attention.
ALL'' WORK' :GMEANIEEJ).
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REVELSTOKE TIME TABLE.
Atlfiutic Bxpi'ess arrives at 10:0O Daily
Pacific'-      ".Y        a"'' A        _G:55: .-'■■*«
Cheapest,'most reliable and safe route to Montreal, Toronto, -St. Paul, Chicago, New: York,
and Boston. Rates §3 to $10 lower than any other
route.        - v .
Specially fitted Colonist Care, in charge of a
porter,''for'the aceommodation of pas.?ongei*s holding second-class tickets.
Passengers hooked to and from all European
points at lowest rates. ■   .-■
Low freight rates. Quick despatch. Merchants
Avili save money by havlug their freight routed vim
theC.P.E.
Full and reliable information given by applying
t0 ■   ' ■'■   '    '
GEO. McL. BROWN,      I. T. BREWSTER, a
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,
Proprietor-
W. BUCKE
LAW AND CONVEYANCING
■OFFICE, -.;'
uch'SLhan" Bl'k..KksI6,B.C.
;RGBSON' HOTEL,
ROBSON, B. C.
This hotel is tlie best in town, and
has ample accommodation tor travellers. The bar is supplied with
wines, liquors and cigars. o
LOUIS LEVESQUE.
5^Y
BEAR LAKE,  B. C.     V
Everything new about the house except the whisky and landlord.
:        Everybody gets a hearty
welcome and plenty
to eat.   :;
Gorman West,      -     -    Proprietor.
KASLO & NEW DENVER    ;"
BAIL' STAKE AN0 FREIQMT LIKE.
Stages leave Kaslo daily at 8 a.m.
forNew Denver; Returning will
leave New Denver for Kaslo at
same hour.
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10 MILES FKOMKASLO.
Accommodations for travellers. G ood
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,
'       Mcdonald bros., Props.
water has to be carried, many
for the earth there yields nothing but
salt. The mining regulations are
more lenient than in the other provinces, and this, alas! will probably
only heighten the gamble. Protection can be obtained on almost any
excuse, which accounts for the great
absence of work done. This is the
staggerer that greets the stranger.
What is the cause for this rush? Apparently none, when you get there.
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HOUSE/
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.
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Ison  &  Fort Sheppard
■"■RAILWAY.. ■'
Satisfaction  is   Guaranteed.
T. W. GRAY, C. W. McANN,
Manager. Proprietor.
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ALL   RAIL   ROUTE  TO  NELSON, B.C.
. The only through route to Nelson, Kaslo,
Kootenay Lake and all Slocan
Points.
Through Trains Semi=Weekly.
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A.COOPERA:
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Dally except Sunday between
SPOKANE AND MARCUS
Leave 7 a.m.        SPOKANE        Arrive 5:30 p m.
Commencing January 8, on Wednesdays and
Saturdays, trams will run.--through, arriving.at
Nelson at 5:40 p.m., making close connection with
the steamer Nelson for KasIo and all lalce points,
arriving at Kaslo at 9 p.m. on same days. Returning, passengers will leave lake points and Nelson on Tuesdays and Fridays,arriving at Spokane
at 5:80 p.m., sfeme days.
ATTORNEY
SOLICITOR,
CONVEYANCER,
ETC., ETC.
Special Attention to Mining
Interests.
OFFICE: —
FRONT ST.,     KASLO, B.C.
Over Bvei-'s Hardware Store.
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fa LEDGE GROPPINGS
Migs Aura Corning is rusticating in
Nelson.
W. McLean left last week to join
his relatives in, Seattle.
For. any tiling in drugs write to the
Slocan Drag Co., Kaslo. f
T. Gordon came in Tuesday from a
trip to -Nelson and way points.
A herd oi about 20 cariboo were
observed across the lake on Monday.
The Fashion restaurant, J. Millard,
proprietor, has closed down till spring.
Last week's ore shipments from the
Slocan were 359 tons, valued at |43,-
080. ; ': ■-d-:-XA
No less than 23 men are working
on the Noble Five, averaging 13 tons
per.day.
Robin red breast, the  harbinger of
spring1,-put in its first ajjpearance on
Tuesday.
The Alpha shows an average width
of 11 feet of clean ore for oyer 60 feet
of a stripping.^.a_
J. Hector was telegraphed for last
Thursday to attend the Sandholm
trial at kelson.
H. H. Pitts, of Three Forks, was
married recently to Miss E.;St^b33s;,:
in Aultsyiiie, Out. Vr
E. Corning departed Sunday on a
business trip to'Revelstoke, Kamloops
and Spence's Bridge.
Fifteen men, under charge of F. J.
Kelly, are taking out two tons of ore
pei'day on the Pico.
A third butcher shop has opened in
Kaslo, and as a result prices have
dropped rally a third.
A big mail came in this week, the
Kelson Tribune, of Saturday last be-
in.^ included.    Quick time.
Miss Mciieown, sister of Mrs. Jack
Madden, ofthe Bonanza City Hotel, is
the guest of Mrs. L. Corning.    '
J. Walsh took a party .-from i;ere
straight through to Kaslo last, Wednesday, returning on Tuesday.
F. Bod well, of the 'railway engineering staff, '.contemplates leaving
town for the. provincial metropolis.
The Slocan Star has cut down its
daily output to three tons, 'there being an insufficiency of storage room.
When in Kaslo stop at the Great
Northern *Hofcel. Rates reasonable.
He'ulquarters for Hudson Bay Co.'s
goods. f
A. D. Emory, of tlie mercantile
tailoring firm of Cole,, Emory & -Co.,
Winnipeg, will be in Nakusp between
the 15v.ii and 25th.
Twelve men find employment on
the Freddie Lee and Noonday properties, while <rr)e5;Aireka and Alamo
are- working I'.O c*>ch.
G. M. Spencer,, tonsorial artist, is
removing from the Madd en House
stand, to the vacant store next door
to F. Locasto's shop.
Lent is now on, having commenced
last Wednesda?/, but little attention is
being paid to the solemn season here.
Easter comes on March 25. ,
Business has been brisk in Kaslo
during tlie past week, by reason of
the large amount of money put in circulation by the Washington miners.
A contract has been awarded the
Revelstoke Lumber Co. to get out 30,-
000 ties for the Revelstoke & Arrow
Lake Railway south of the  Green
■Slide. " .
An effort is being made to induce
a party from here to. attend a dance
at J. Madden's hotel, Bonanza City,
there to be met by a party of New
Denverites. ',-■■■
a Danny McPherson has sold his
quarter interest in the Mountain View
mine to Neil Gething for $1,000.
Messrs. Thomlinson and Butler own
the remainder.
G. N. Dillman, who„ has , been em
ployed on the engineering staff of the?
N.&S.R., left on Wednesday last for
Nicola Valley, in the employ of the
Inland Construction Co.
Rev. Mr. Berks held forth to a fair
congregation in the schoolhouse Sunday evening, it being the first service in almost two months. He will
be back again in two weeks.
Ff. F. McNaught, owner of the Alpha, is building a large pre house at
Sil verton,wherein he will store 500;
tons of ore, to be hauled by Cameron
Bros., awaiting the completion of the
■N.&S.K;';■.:,•■■' ■'.■: ■:'ax\. .■■■■;,'-:.'* ;: ■.
U. S. Thomas, Postmaster, desires
The Ledge to state that he had nothing whatever to do with the issuing
of the warrants in the police court
case reported last week, nor was he
in any way. interested in the prosecution. .
On Tuesday H. Jones purchased a
one-eighth interest in the mineral
claim known as; the Snow Cap, from
M. Condon, paying therefor $150.
The claim is situated on Glacier
Creek, in the Lardo country, and is
asserted to be a promising one.
According; to the Star the snowfall
at Revelstoke this winter has been
the heaviest on record. Up to last
Aveek the snow guage measured 200
inches or more than 16 feet. The
weather, however, has been fine on
the whole, with nothing like the cold
experienced last winter.
The. Nelson" Tribune of Saturday
last had a comprehensive and accurate, write-up of the Slocan country,
giving the number of men employed
and the extent of the work being done
on the principal mines. The writer
was R, H. Kemp and he is to be congratulated on his labor.
If William Macdonald, a Scotch
miner, who left South Edmonton in
the summer or fail of 1892, and is acquainted with one Tom Smith, will
communicate with A. McLean, South
Edmonton, Alberta, or with Geo. M.
Spencer, Nakusp, B. C, he will hear
of something to his advantage.
Opposite      -       Prospect House.
FIRST CLASS WORK GUARAHTEEB
E. J. WINYARD,
Proprietor.
RH1L
"Leaders,,''
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"O.K.s,"and
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Terminals."
Factory and Salesroom
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