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Vol. 1. No. 15.
NAKUSP, B. C, JANUARY 11, 1894.
Price Ten Cents.
Br. "Williamson.
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■ NAKUSP, B. C.
FOSTER    &   WINTER'S
OUTPUT OF ORE.
No Less Than Nineteen Mines in the
Slocan Shipping.
One ofthe Slocan miners who makes
his headquarters in Spokane is W. S.
which makes the journey every day
ofthe week, and could easily carry
the mail every day; they appeal to
all towns ard public bodies interested
in British Columbia to aid them in
their struggles against stiff necked
officials; they call on Mr. Mara, the
member for the district:..'to bring* the
LOCAL BREEZES.
NEW DENVER,
Is one of the best
trict.    Call in.
-      B.C.,
in the Slocan dis-
T.
O'Brien, owner of the Chicago, who |,„atter before the; Dommibn House of
Front Street, West,
Kaslo, B.C.,
-FOR THE-
BEST & MOST COMPLETE STOCK
in the Kootenay country. Dry Goods,
Carpets, House Furnishings, Window Shades, Blankets; Gents'
Furnishings, Underwear,
Boots and Shoes.
COLUMBIA ■ HOUSE
y';•>-•*:«* &** <rti^i^*'n *?*.--y ■J,
'NAKUSPr-lTTr
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Corning & Rodd, Prop.
The bar is stocked with the finest |
brands of wines, liquors
and cigars.
Hotel
Nakii
m*
has just returned to the city for the
winter. He has unlimited faith in the
mines and is not afraid to back up
his faith with figures.
"At the present time there are 19
mines shipping ore," said Mr. O'Brien,
uaiid 15 others are being worked
though they are not ready to ship.
It is safe to say that as many more
claims will be opened up during the
coming summer, and the ore output
will be far more than doubled next
winter.
' At a rough estimate, from fifteen
to twenty thousand tons of galena will
be taken out this winter. The average values range from $100 to $250
per ton. Taking the minimum amount and value, this winter's work
will produce $l,5O,CC0,wprth of lead
and,silver.. And/yet the district was
a howling wilderness only eighteen
months ago."
Returns have been received of an
assav of ore from the Reno mine, the
second extension from the Surprise,
showing 527 ounces in silver and $61
in gold. This claim is owned by
Russell Bros., of Spokane.
Commons on the earliest possible occasion; and they instruct the secretary
of this meeting to send a copy of this
resolution to all the leading papers in
Canada."
Scalded With Hot Fat.
What might have terminated in a
serious accident occurred at the Madden House early Monday evening.
As Joe Lebby, the chef of the establishment; y was superintending the
preparation ot supper, some fat from
a pan of pork he was lifting from the
range flashed up into his eyes. He
dropped the pan in a hurry, but before he could get a way the entire
boiling fluid flew into his face, causing intense agony. Flour: and other
cooii ng proper ties'd were irahiediateiiy
applied, thanks to which the flesh
was kept from blistering. Joe refused
I medical assistance/bearing with the
pain like a man. Apart from its extreme tenderness, the chef's handsome
physiog is all o. k. again.
THE NEW DENVER MAIL.
Indignant Ci.izens Draw up a Very
Strongly Worded Resolution.
No Trains Running.
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This hotel is situated near the
water front and has every accommodation for the travelling public.
U.S.-THOMAS, Prop.
MADDEN HOUSE
NAKUSP, B. 0.
HUGH MADDEN, Prop.
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•Beautifully situated on the. Lake shore at the entrance to the best and shortest road to the Slocan
mines and New Denver. The best fishing and
hunting in the district, with grand boating and
sketching facilities for tourists and artists. The
bar is supplied with the best brands of wines
liquors and cigars. The accommodations of the
Hotel are the best.
A request has been made upon The
Ledge by the Citizens' Committee of
New Denver to state that the Kaslo
Transportation Co. has been guaranteed the sum of $25 per month to convey the mail from Kaslo to that town
three times per week, in addition to
the sum allowed by the Government.
It was also requested that the following, resolution, passed at a recent
convention of the citizens, be accorded
a place in these columns:—"That
whereas the Slocan mining division
of British Columbia contributes not
less than $1C0 a day in customs and
excise duties to the Dominion Government, and receives little but a postal
service in return, the citizens of New
Denver stigmatize the stubborn and
persistent refusal of the postal authorities to give the district more than a
mail per week as a piece of flagrant
iniquity; they lean, with the deepest
resentment that an arrangement has
now been made to sead the mail in
from Kaslo once a we- k on a stage
Last week the train service on the
V.&A.L. ;•:.,  from Revelstoke to the
Green 8] ide, was discontinued for the
winter,, as it is not expected that any
more freight will come in by  that
route.    -What freight was at Revelstoke for Kootenay points has been
brought down to tlie end of the track,
whence teams are hauling it to the
lake.    The express matter will not
be brought down till navigation is resumed in the spring.   All the suppl ies
required by the graders on that railway will be freighted from Revelstoke, the first team being expected
through yesterday.    The clearing of
the right of way is being vigorously
prosecuted, together with the grading
and the bed  will be ready for the
irons as soOn as the snow melts off.
The steamer Arrow will run to the
head of the lake all winter, carrying
passengers and freight, so that it will
be a comparatively easy matter to
communicate with the outside world.
Two carloads, of cattle from Calgary
consigned to Mclnnes, of Three Forks,
are expected down on the next boat.
Ten head will be left here for J. Ehr-
manntraut.
Flour is now selling at $2.25 per
barrel, retail, in Spokane.
C^ H. Ellacott, surveyor, of Kaslo,
spent a few days in town this week.
W. C. McLean expects to finish his
contract  on the railroad   in  a few
days. ' ■■;' \X::d-      -X'X
An announcement in the B. C. Gazette states that the county court at
Nelson has been adjourned till May
21st.   :;"'.    "d;';dx\A-  dd
A fine large table has, through the
exertions of the trustees, been added
to the school's list of available assets,
besides a huge pile of firewood.
The Hall Coinpany is applying to
tlie Legislature for permission to put
a tramline from the Silver King to
some point at or near Nelson; also to
erect concentrating, electrical and
smelting works.
F. Ribbach was a pkssenger down
on the Lytton on Tuesday from the
head of the lake. He has been superintending the hauling of freight on
. he^g^roa^f^^
ohMng1 the past three weeks.
E. C. Carpenter, of Three Forks,
was a passenger in from the coast on
the Arrow on Monday. He reported
Victoria as being exc8ssiveljr dull,
with many failures; while Vancouver
on the other hand was full of life.
A big body of high gradel ore has
been struck in the 50-foot tunnel now
being run on the Noble Five mine.
Ore is also being constantly taken
from the upper level, and the owners
expect to have the last of their 1,000
ton shipment out into Kaslo by the
1st of March.
Each and every chronometer in the
town has a separate and distinct time
of its own, and as a result no two establishments work upon the same
footing. This could be obviated by
having all the timepieces regulated
according to that possessed by tlie
railway company, who receive the
exact hour of the day every morning
from Revelstoke. If this course were
followed much vexatious confusion
would be avoided.
The steamer Lytton, after remaining here all week, went up to the
head of the lake on Saturday, returning on Tuesday. She brought down
a good cargo, principally for New
Denver and local parties. Considerable freight still remains at the Green
Slide, making several more trips for
the boat necessary. The frost is
having its due effect upon the goods,
quantities of which will be spoiled.
The Lytton will go up again tomorrow
or Saturday.
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WEST KOOTENAY DISTRICT.
IRecent Changes in the Several Min-
j ing Divisions.
|| j The Government in its wisdom has
| seen fit to make a change in the var-
i| ious mining divisions in the district,'
I notice of which appears in the official
| Gazette. The prospector should give
I heed thereto, and in order to enable
J him to ascertain in which division he
I may be when he stakes out a  claim
11: the  following should be cut out an(^
||.U;pasted in his hat:—
If a j Re velstoke division. —Commencing
| at a point on the 50th parallel where
f ■ it joins the western boundary ofthe
West Kootenay district; thence north
falbng:the said boundary to the east-
; em boundary of the West Kootenay
district; thence south along the eastern boundary of the West Kootenay
district to a point about six miles
south, of the headwaters of Downie
Creek; thence^in a straight line to
Revelstoke; thence south and east to
a point opposite the headwaters of the
Akololex river; thence along the south
^'ilianl^^'v^uhe- Akololex river to the
:'X Columbia river; thence along the east
bank of the Columbia river to; Halt.
-  way creek; thence along Halfway
y creek .'"east to Lardo river;   thence
"south and east to a point 10 miles east
of the Columbia river on the 50th parallel; thence along the 50th parallel
a to the point of commencement.-      .
y"-   Illecillewaet   division.—Commenc-
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ing at a point on the eastern boundary
of the West Kootenay district about
six miles south of the headwaters of
Downie creek; thence along the east-'
em boundary of the Revelstoke mining division to a point opposite the
. headwaters of the Akololex river;
thence in a straight line south and
east to the eastern boundary of the
West Kootenay district; thence north
along said boundary to point of commencement.
Lardeau division. —Commencing at
a point on the eastern boundary of
the Revelstoke division opposite the
headwaters of the Akololex river;
thence along the eastern boundary of
the Revelstoke division to Halfway
creek; thence east to a point about 15
miles, east of Upper Arrow Lake;
thence north to the Intaicktukok
river; thence north and east to the
southen i boundary of tlie 111 cci llewaet
division; thence along the southern
boundary ofthe Illecillewaet'division
to the point of commencement.
Trout Lake division.—Commencing
at the junction of the Illecillewaet
and Lardeau divisions on the eastern
boundary of the West Kootenay dis-
trict; thence south along the eastern
boundary of the Lardeau division;
thence west along th e boundary of j
the Revelstoke division to Lardeau
river; thence north to point of commencement. /
Slocan division.—Commencing at a
DOCTOR
J. F.B. ROGERS,
KASLO, B. C. >
Graduate of Trinity University; Toronto.   Member of college Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario.
SIRAl
KASLO CITY,       -       -      -     B.C.
The only practical Watchmaker in
the Kootenay District. Orders by
mail receive prompt attention.
ALL WOKE 6IJMMTEED.
KASLO, B. C:
Is opeii night and day and supplies
its patrons with everything in the
market.   Call in.
GEO; PAQUIN
Proprietor-
KASLO & NEW DENVER
iAILMGE:^DfeEIGHTLIIIE.
Stages leave Kaslo daily at 8 a.m.
y for New Denver.    Returning will
leave New Denver for Kaslo at
/    same hour.
Satisfaction is   Guaranteed,
T. W. GRAY,
.Manager.
C.-W. McANN,  ;
Proprietor.
B.C.
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SOLICITOR,
CONVEYANCER,
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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.
518 and 520 First avenue, Spkane, Wasli;
San
mid.' weekly
exactly.  It. is
coas
fill the bin
brightest arid
on the Pacific
a sample copy
proiMply sent to
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LAW AND CONVEYANCING
OFFICE,
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WATSON, B. C.
This hotel adjoins the Post Office and
has everything to accommodate
the public.
MARK AREHART.
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Special Attention to Mining
Interests.
OFFICE: —
FRONT ST.,    KASLO, B.C.
Over Bver's Hardware Store.
BEAR LAKE B. C.
-Everything new about the house except the whisky and landlord
Everybody gets a hearty      ,.
welcome and plenty
to eat.
Gorman West,     -     -    Proprietor.
ROBSON   HOTEL.
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.
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point on the Lardeau river and the
eastern boundary of the Revelstoke
division; thence south along the eastern boundary of the Revelstoke division to*the 50th parallel; thence south
in a line 10 miles from and following
the direction of Lower Arrow Lake to
town of Slocan; thence north and east
to a point about six miles northwest
of the town of Balfour; thence north
and west to the point of commencement.
Ainsworth division. —Commencing
at, the junction of the Trout Lake division and the • eastern boundary of
' the West  Kootenay district; thence
south along the eastern boundary of,
Trout Lake division to the Lardeau
river; thence south along the eastern
boundaries of the Slocan and Nelson
divisions to the junction of the Goat
river division; thence along the northern boundary of the Goat river division to the eastern boundary of the
West Kootenay district; thence north
along the eastern boundary of the
West Kootenay district to the point of
commencement. /■>"
Nelson division. —Commencing at
a point on the '"50th" parallel and tlie
western boundary of the West Kootenay district; thence south along, said
boundary to a point about 15 miles
north of tne international boundary
line^thence east and north to the
junction of the Columbia and Kootenay rivers; thence south and east to
the international boundary line and
Pend d'OreilJe river; thence east
along the international boundary line
to a point about six miles west of the
117th meridian line; thence north and.
east to a point about 15 miles north of
the international boundary line and
west of Kootenay Lake; thence following the direction of Kootenay Lake to
a point about six miles northwest of
the town of Balfour; thence following
the southern and western boundaries
of the Slocan division to the 50th parallel; thence west along the 50th parallel to the point of commencement.
TrailCreek division. —Commencing
at a point on the western boundary of
the West Kootenay district, about 15
miles north of the international boundary; thence south along the western
boundary of the West Kootenay district to the international boundary;
thence east to the eastern bank of the
Pend d'Oreille river; thence following
the boundary of Nelson division to the
point of commencement.
Goat River division.—Commencing
at the southeast corner of the Nelson
division; thence east along the international boundary line to the eastern
boundary of the West Kootenay district; thence along said boundary to
a point opposite the headwaters ot
Goat river; thence south and west to
appoint on Kootenay river about 10
miles north of the international boundary line; thence north and west to
the eastern boundary of the Nelson
division; thence south along said
boundary to point of commencement.
S. T.& N. Co.
After October 20th the
STMMEE ¥. HUNTER,
Capt. Esiahrcoks,      -      ■-      -        -        Mn'ter
Will make one trip daily Sunday excluded, between New'.Denver and. tlie head of the Lake.
Leaves New Denver at 8 a. in.
Leaves Head of Lake at 3 p.m.
Leaves New;Denver daily at. 10 a. m. for Silverton.
W. C. McKinnon, Sec'y,
COLUMBIA I KOOTENAY
Steam Nay. Co. Ltd.
'"'.■-■.'■'.TiMB   O-AiRJD.
Taking effect September 1st, 1893.
REVELSTOKE NORTHPORT ROUTE
STEAMER COLUMBIA.
GOING SOUTH.-
Leave3 Revelstoke,
Mondays and Thursday?, 5 a.m.
Arrives at Robson, •       ■
Mondays and Thursdays,'6 p. m.
Leaves Robson, ;
Tuesdays and Fridays, 5 p. m.
A rrives at Northport,
Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a. m.
GOING NCKTH.
Leaves Northport, A A
Tuesdays and Fridays, 1. p. m.
Arriving-at Robson, *   . .
.        Tuesdays and Fridays 7 p. m.
Arriving- at Revelstoke,
;    Wednesdays and Saturdaj'-s,! p.m.
The steamer lands at Nakusp north bound on
Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7 a. m.,' and south
bound on Mdnda}^ 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.
_W
& kaslo' rout
STMMEB WELSOK.
OUTWARD.
Leaves Nelson SundayY3 p. m. .
„ Arriving at Kaslo 7 p. m.
" "      Mondays 3 p.m.
Arriving at Kaslo 7 p. m
-."'.■-."      Wednesdays 9 a. m.
Arriving at Kaslo 1 p. m.
"   .'.■"'     Thursdays S p. m.
Arriving at Kaslo 7 p. m.
" "      Saturdays 9 a. m.
/ Arrivi-       „Xaslo 1 p. m.
INWAk_»
Leaves Kaslo Mondays 9 a. m.
Arriving at Nelson 1 p. m.
"    Tuesdays 9 a. m.
Arriving at NeLsonl p. m.
u "Thursdays9a.nl.
Arriving at Nelson 1 p. m.
" "    Fridays 9 a. m.
Arriving at Nelson 1 p. m.
" "    Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Arriving at Nelson 7 p. m.
Passengers from Kaslo for Spokane and all
points south, should take the ''Nelson," leaving
}Kaslo at 9 a. m., on Mondays and Thursdays,
making close connections through.
This steamer lands at Balfour, Pilot Bay, and
Ainsworth.
For information as to Rates, etc., apply to pursers of steamers, or to
T, ALLAN, Seey. J. W. TROUP,
Nelson, B. C. Manager.
Wm. Hunter.
W.   C.  ItfoKlNNON.
New Denver and 511 vertop
DEALERS IN GENERAL lERCHAHDISE.
All kinds   of Miners supplies kept constantly in stock
ill
The proprietor h as on hand
In lengths of from 12. to 50 feet.; Any kind
':■; of bill stuff can be cut at short notice.
800,000 FT, ROUGH LUMBER. 500,000 FT. DRESSED LUiVIB E«
Shingles, Laths, Mouldings, TurnedPosts and
Ballasters, Brackets. Etc. Two Carloads
Sash and Doors, Two Carloads Dry Fir
Clear Flooring, 4in.; One Carload Dry Fir
Clear Ceilings 4 Carload Car Clear Cedar,
for Finish.; One Carload Grlass, Paints Oils,
etc., including Fancy Glass, WoodStains, etc.
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NAKUSP LEDGE
Published every Thursday.
B.    T.    LOWEEY,    BDITOS    AND
■:   FINANCIER. A
SUBSCRIPTION RATES:
OKK YEAR- ... ...'..'.  :,. ..*3.00
MX MONTHS  ....... .'■'........ 1.50
THREE MONTHS ........... i  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 ;pi 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, JANUARY   11,   1894
HISTORY   OF   THE   KOOTENAY.
A complete.'.'iiisfcory of tlie Kootenay
country, from tlie earliest days to tlie
present time, is being-compiled by R. T.
Lowery. Experienced men with, valuable information would confer a favor
by sending1 tlieir address to tliis office.
be taken by every eligible party in
this vicinity. Already over 60 names
have been added to the list frorn Nakusp, and as more blanks have been
ordered, it will be an easy matter to
become a voter through the medium
of the court of revision; We want
every vote possible to be polled from
here, as this section has claims for recognition at the hands of a candidate
that cannot be ignored.
I
Latest silver quotations on the New
York market—67-gcts.
Sir Samuel Baker, the celebrated
African explorer, died in London on
Saturday last. He was recognized as
the father of African exploration.
The Wilson tariff bill is making
slow progress through the American
House, because of trie obstruction tactics adopted by the Republican members..-' ■:'■       ■' :■. „      ■ ' ' :-'-■',"
iTEL SLOCAN, NEW 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, a
:.■•..Plenty- of accommodations for travellers. Good beds and good meals.
Bar stocked with wines, liquors and
cigars... ■■,;.       a.-;/.
John Madden, Prop.
If   you   have   Money   and
want to   meet   Monied
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Men stop  at the
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NEW DENVER, B. C,
NEXT POLITICAL CONTEST.
- Signs for an exciting and fiercely
contested light ih the next provincial
elections are multiplying in the district, and as each week passes by the
name of some new aspirant to political honors crops up. To our personal
knowledge there"are at present.seven
. gentlemen whose claims for recognition by the electorate are being advanced by their -friends; and these are
not confined to one section or community, for each town has its champion. In the main the would-be
members are opposed tooth'and nail
to the present Government, but whether an opponent or supporter of the
Davie administration will be returned
to represent West Kootenay remains
to be seen. But one thing is certain,
however, and that is : we want a man
who will fearlessly advocate the
rights and needs and zealously guard
the interests of this important section
of the j)royince.
It is pretty generally understood,
at least in this neighborhood, that a
big political convention will be held
in the town of Nelson during the
month of April, at which the majority,
if not all, of the prospective candidates will be present. Each will then
have an opportunity to state clearly
and concisely why he should be elected as Member of the Provincial Parliament in and for the said district of
West Kootenay. The weighing in the
balances of public opinion, as expressed at the convention, will undoubtedly result in the withdrawal of one
or more contestants from the field.
In the light of these facts, it certainly behooves all persons, properly
qualified, to see to it that their names
are placed upon the voters'list, and
we would especially urge this step to
Sir; Charles Tupper, speaking recently in London, Eng., described
Canada as the most prosperous and
flourishing country in the world today
and there were none to gainsay it.
Bully for us!
Business is picking up in the States,
numberless industrial estal >1 isliments
which have been idle for months,
re-opening,their ^door&. ■;Besides this
the bank clearings last week were
larger%han in any one week since
July last. ■."• 'AdA';.A77'7'd
The recent speech of Lord Salisbury
in the House of Lords during the debate on Indian finances, is regarded
in England as a practical declaration
in favor of international bimetallism,
and it is expected to be followed by
momentous consequences.
From the notices of assignment
appearing in the B. C, Gazette, one
cannot but arrive at the conclusion
that a dire financial calamity has befallen the coast cities, particularly
Victoria. It is sincerely to be hoped
that the wave of prosperity, now setting in in certain parts of the land,
may extend to our unfortunate sister
hamlets.     '"-..■■>■..
Application for Liquor License
VTOTICE is hereby given that Thirty Days from
IN date I intend to apply to the Gold Commissioner for a License to seil Liquor at Sandon, B.C.
New Denver, Dec. 29th, 1893.
A. COCHRANE.
(pa|r*Ba_
Proprietor.
The bar is stocked with the finest
brands of wines, liquors and cigars.
J
NAKUSP, B.. G.
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53'
\x;'   Proprietor*
Choice    location and   commands a beautiful view
of the surrounding
country.
The.Bar is supplied with the
best brands of all kinds of
wines, liquors and cigars.
The DiNiNa Room is supplied
with all the delicacies of
the season.
Charges Moderate.
A Call Solicited.
Slocan Ave.
NEW DENVER, B. O.
&  BLACK.
Proprietors.
First class accommodalibns in both
Room and Meals..
The Bar is well furnished with choice
wines, liquors and cigars.
Eldorado Ave.       -       New Denver.
When   vou come to New
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Denver stop at 7
Meals, .50 cents.
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Meals at all hqursT Dinner
4 to 8 p.m. Rooms warm,
clean and comfortable.
Corner of Slocan and Eldorado avenues.
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GROCERIES and PROVISIONS at very low prices-
FRESH CANNED GOODS always in stock.
A full assortment of Choice CIGARS and TOBACCOS.
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ito¥es,   Tinware,    Hardware,
roceries,    Provisions,
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oots and Shoesy
illinery, Dress Goods
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all kinds, of Ladies9 and
LEDGE CROPPINGS,
The mayoralty contest between G.
T. Kane and R. Green is being decided in Kaslo today.
It is expected that the townsite of
[Three Forks will be placed on the
market on March 1.
The C.P. R. telegraph office was
opened at Watson on Saturday last
and at Three Forks on Wednesday.
J. Walsh, stage driver, had a very
rough journey in from the lake on
Tuesday, because ot the heavy snowfall.    /
Upwards of a ton of mail consigned
to this plaee lias : been, accumulating
at Revelstoke during the past three
weeks. When, oh, when! will peace
come to the troubled minds of the inhabitants of this section ?
In requesting tlie discontinuance of
the advertisement calling attention
to the sailings of the steamer Win.
Hunter on.Slocan Lake, the manager
states that "there is no likelihood of
any patsenger traffic again until the
spring."
Last week the proprietors of the
Comique at Kaslo were lined £50 for
showing without paying the regular
fee of $10 a night imposed by a recently passed civic ordinance. The
entire legal profession in the city
were in attendance at the trial.
UCER& WHEELER,
SLOGAN AVR
NAKUSP, B.C.
lEELANESBROS
NELSON,   B.C.
Landscape Photographers
Keep a large quantity of Architypes
and Steel Engravings in stock.
Pictures framed to order.
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SUMMIT LAKE, B. C.
Good accommodations for travellers,
The bar is supplied with a good
stock of Wines, Liquors
and Cigars.
RISDALE  &  McKAY,   Proprietors.
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DRY GOODS  DEPT.
Underwear. Hosiery,
Mens' Furnish in gs,
Mens' Ready Made
V     .:    Clothing,
Gloves, Ribbons. Silks,
Safcins, Cashmeres,
Melton & Serge Cloths,
Carpets, Blinds, Cottons, Hats and Caps,
House & Table Linens,
Boots and Shoes.
SERYDEPL';.
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,
IE DEPT.
Grindstones & Fixtures;
Crosscut & Rip Saws,
Axes and Handles,   '
Nails, Screws,Holts,)
Round, Flat, Square Iron.
Oils,   Paints,   (S-lass,.
Horse Shoes  and 'Nails,'
Cutlery, ' ■:i
Glassware,
Crockery,
Stationery.
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the completion  of  the Nakusp & Slocan Railroad,   Thousands of tons of
brought to Nakusp from the rich mines ofthe Slocan, and loaded
Revelstoke.
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warm and dry, tempered always j large wharves owned by the company
with delightful breezes from mountain I here are covered by the general offices : and "warehouses,' in the latter
Something of Interest to the Outside
World Concerning This Place.
Beautiful Situation.
Climate, Etc.
Biit few towns within the province
can lay claim to such a line 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 feefc/aboye the 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
;^faee^6fthe 'fir and hemlock bountiful
crops of cereals and roots from the
rich soil. The larger portion of the
town.ite has been denuded of trees
and the ground platted into residential arid business blocks, through
which run wide parallel streets and
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" f HEALTHFUL  SURROUNDINGSA
So far as health is concerned, the
citizens^of the Vtowh are peculiarly rooms well managed^    The^elhostel-
blessed..;. The elevation of the land ries are named: Nakusp House, U. S.
gives an easy and perfect drainage Thomas, proprietor;  Madden. House,
and lake; the wet season in the fall
and spring rshort- 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 oi the year,
and it is peculiarly free froni the disadvantages of the average mountain
town.
POPULATION  AND  BUILDINGS.
Though founded but a vear 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 Yvvide
awake and enterprising/- • and'"'they
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 alread v arrived
a locomotive and several flat-, cars,
now housed till spring, when their
number will be increased. 'Secondly
Nakusp has connection with the outside, world by the kelson .;<%. Fort
Sheppard railway to the south at Nelson via Robson and the 0. & K. R. •
also connection on the ..'north with the
main line of the C. P. R. at Revelstoke. In another year this place
may be reached .bv rail from the lat-
ter place over the R..& Adh. R,,ahow
under  construction.   Then there  is
never lose ah opportunity to advance to wa^n^^d to^tho head of Slocan
tho. interp.stftofth«Tilap.ft.    Tbft hm'lfl- iake from■ whence New Denver ..and
the interests of the place. The build
ings are chiefly frame, built in a substantial manner, generally painted,
and kept in. good repair. 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.
BUSINESS   HOUSES.
Within the confines of the town are
a number of first cl iiss business houses,
chief among which are; Jordan & Uo.1-
Inland Construction Co., : Cuinmihgs
& Co., Bourii'e Bros., Nakusp News
Co., J. Ehrmanirtraut,' etc. Of hotels
there' are five,'each >h^yifig accommodation for many guests; the bars
lire   well   stocked   aiiet , the  dining,
into the lake,
that no matter
and it is a noted fact
how , heavy.'.the"rain
fall 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 ofthe
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
town. Sufficient 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-partic-;
ularly well-off in that respect.
'"■„'   CLIMATE.
The climate of Nakusp is  very
moderate aud even. The summers are
owned by PI. Madden;,Leland-House,
by D. A. 0 McDougall; Columbia, by
Corning & Rodd; and Prospect, by J.
T. Nault. There is also a large and
well equipped sawmill, which has an
extensive trade. Last, 'but not least,
Nakusp has a good' live 'newspaper,
as the present issue demonstrates, and
the citizens are proud of it.
COMMUNICATIONS.
Under this head comes first the Nakusp ■.__ Slocan railway, now beincr
lake from- whence New Denver
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 but either north and south.
Six steamers'ply here in the summer
with but two in winter.
DISTRIBUTING CENTRE.
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
its headquarters for mail and judicial
business,   but  the   great 'wholesale
merchants of the land will erect their
?wa1r<3bouses and-wharves.   A glance
-at%i# map of the;' district will convince anyone that this must of necessity be the case.'  Here, too, the rail-
roM and;' navigation companies will
have their main offices, and the heads
•of•■families employed by them will
(locate • their families in this place.
AGRICULTURE 'AND MINING.
;• 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 farming and market gardening purposes, all of which
built into the heart of the rich and is open for settlement and certain to
famous Slocan mining* district  less yield big returns.    While all this is
directly tributary to Nakusp and
bound to substantiate h er growth in
coming years, there is the famou
Fire Valleyi'to the south, the rancher
of vhich must come to this place for
their supplies and to dispose of their
produce. As to mining, the 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
to 200 ounces in silver and 80 per cent
lead per ton. This will be developed
in the spring and the ore handled
here. Numerous other strikes have,
been reported close to town, but the
mountains have been but partially
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 lying dormant
around her to build up a large city,
PROSPECTS.
Information gleaned from various'
soureeselicits the fact thatconsiderable
capital will be forthcoming ere long-
to deyelope the latent mineral wealth
in "the mountains hard by and it will
not be in mere development work
alone that this money will show itself
but in a manner calculated to be of
still greater   benefit to   the   town.
Arrangements are about complete for
the establishment of large sampling
work^here by an English party of
means and   (Experience during ther-
coining 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 nature are
keeping an ..eye.-.oh'- 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 tlie place
of the infantile town of today?   In
Nakusp will be erected the repair and
machine, shops of not one railway, 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 only
waiting to be  harnessed,- this place
offers 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 tlieir money has'been
well placed; and no other place presents such excellent opportunities to
capital for profitable enterprises.
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than two score miles awav. Manv
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 resumed. 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 will be handled weekly over
this road, thus affording employment
to numbers of hands at the local
steamboat wharves. By this road the
bulk of general business will travel,
as'affording the cheapest and speediest avenue of ingress and egress. The
.'HOUSE.
This hotel is five miles from Watson
and has good accommodations for
man a.nd beast. Th e bar goods are
excellent and the table first class.
WILLIS & SPROULE,   Proprietors.
Blue Ridge 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
muontains,
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LIFE IN If AKUSP;
For anything in drugs write to the
Slocan Drug Co., Kaslo. f
Efforts are being made to raise the
tug, Kaslo, recently wrecked near
that burg.
The excursion of Nakuspites to New
Denver has been postponed till Wed
nesday next.
Mrs. W.Ca Muirhead has almost
recovered from her recent illness, resulting* from a severe cold.
The Arrow bfough't do^vn/a big
cargo on a scow last Friday, reaching
here at midnight. There were 17
tons of merchandise in all for the Construction Company.
Word has been received of a strike
of galena on the right of way of the
railway, but a short distance from
town, an assay of which went upwards of 2C0 oz. in silver.
Nakuspites experienced some sharp
weather at the end of last week, fol-,
lowed by heavy falls of snow on Sunday and Monday.   Thursday night
the thermometer registered five de-
USP :-:
Opposite
Prospect House.
Three Forks had a cold snap on
Thursday last,   the  mercury going j^ees below zero,  the coldest ofthe
down to eight decrees below zero.        reason. _t *"■■'■■ -, o.   V
Trie steamers Nelson and Spokane
When in  Kaslo stop at the Grea
Northern   Hotel.    Rates reasonabl e
have been engaged transporting ore
from  Kaslo to  Five-mile   Point for
Headquarters for Hudson Bay Co.'s( shipment  over  tlie   N.&F.S.     One
goods. t
The Narrows are full of floating
snow, and should a sharp frost come  mer in one day.
hundred and fourteen tons were taken
out by the latter and 64 by the for-
navigation at that point would be at
an end.
Kaslo is being flooded with" ore from
the Slocan mines, upwards of. 20 four-
horse teams being engaged in the
hauling.
The State of Idaho still lies, on her
side beneath the waters of Kaslo bay.
Davie is the name of a new town
shortly to be placed on the market.
It js situated on Kootenay Lake, two
miles from Pilot Bay. Yet another is
| that of Evansport, lying at the mouth
of the arm, about 12 miles from the
head of Upper Arrow Lake.
Grey wolves abound in the neigh-
notwithstanding all the efforts made bt)rhood of the Narrows, generally
to beach her. , travelling in packs of 20 or 30.    Itis
J. Perks- returned on Friday from adangerous undertaking for any of
a week's business trip to Kaslo and the ranchers to be out alone af or dark
Nelson. He reports '■ trade humming becau se of the brutes, which a re said
■in the interior. to be in. a fiercely ravenous condition.
It is stated that the Great Northern jj. H St. Ylohn lias resigned his
Railway will pia^e a steamer on the i position as generala /ent of theGreat
Bonner's Ferry route' in opposition to Northern iailway at ^Spokane to'as*
the C. & K. S. N. Co.. v snme the management of the Idaho
A   three-quarter   interest   in   the   and St.  Jo-in mines in the  Slocan.
Wakefield mine has been bonded by He recently purchased a third;inter--'.
J. A. Finch from W. IT. Smith and G.   est in the fo.Aiier property for $9,000.
Fairbaii'n for $6,750. Larsre numbers   of /railway  men
Material has been hauled upon the have been coming into town during
ground at Wilson Creek for what, it the.past week, awaiting the return
is stated will be a large hotel, to be \ of Paymaster Sampson.    They come
FIRST CLASS WORK GUARANTEED
E. J. WINYARD,
Proprietor.
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erected by the C.P. R.
A snowslide occurred on the Nelson
& Fort Sheppard Railway, just out of
the former place, on Wednesday last,
delaying traffic 12 hours.
About 20 passengers went out on
the Arrow on 'Ifonday morning. The
men were billed for the various grading camps on the R, &A. L-.'K.
Miss Caldwell re-opened the Public-
School on Monday, after two weeks'
pleasant holidays. The usual number of juveniles were in. attendance.
J. McMartin has finished his main
contract on   the  railway at   Three
Forks, only a few men being retained
to put the final touches on the station
house.
Mesdames Madd en .& Fauq uier are
still in a convalescent stage, but their
friends trust that they will soon be
restored to their wonted health and
strength.
Messrs. Daly and Osier were well
pleased with the work performed by
the contractors on the railway east of
Slocan Lake, and which they inspected last week.
from   the   McLean    and   McMartin
camps.    From here the majority of
the men will go to work on the R.&
A.L.R.
F. Bourne; of the firm of Bourne
Bros., general merchants, arrived
in from Revelstoke on Monday, using
a rowboat from the head of the lake.
He reports the mails sent out from
here for some time past all cached at
the Green Slide. Such is life in the
far interior.   ,
if. M. Martin received a. nasty blow
on the, right side last Thursday by
being thrown from a sled while
coas ting on the hill. He wa s laid up
for a day or so. But a short time before he had had . an elongated scar
traced across his frontispiece by a
similar occurrence.
The Kittie Goodwin Burlesque Co.,
an offshoot of the famous Comique
Opera House of Kaslo, gave an exhibition in New Denver one night last
week, mucl^to the apparent disgust
of the Prospector man. The same
troupe were, it was generally believed, to have shown here on Saturday night, but failed to materialize.
Will learro ffakusp;
• 7 a.m. evei'y alternate    day   for
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SPECIAL ATTENTION
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