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Vol. 1. No. 14.
NAKUSP, B.C, JANUARY 4, 1894.
Price Ten Cents.
Dr. Williamson,
Ml' I SHI
SSTTLEES coin'NG- w.
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parjtiPSi'gTCtgcgTg.'^swi^rtii.T:
Many Foreigners Becoming Natural:
ized ated Taking up Land.
arv lore anent the Kootenay country j storm;-; This tmrtert«to beer.
"on the city dailies during, the next
few weeks.
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FOSTER: ■;&y^J[NTER,'S.
;/.ik..HisT^xr^:^iqr''T,«'
NEW.DENVEB, : , - A. - • , -    '■ -;   ,B. C,
Is one of the best in the Slocan district.   Call in.  , ;;
Scarcely a day passes but what F.
W. Jordan, J.P., receives an application for naturalization papers from
foreigners, who are desirous of pre-
j enipting land in; the rich bottoms and
j valleys adjacent to Nakusp.    During
Eeligions Matters.
A: GARLAND
3
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.
T    CV4.A V    -.   .v-    _—      - _ _   _      _
the past month the numbers, so apply
ing have been truly astonishing, and
by spring there will be but little good
land left for settlement between here
and Robson.
In Fire Valley the land is being
taken up "rapidly, numerous settlers
having but recently gone in.    Not a
. few of these men are preparing to
j move in their families, and by sum-
' mer there will be a population of
close to 100.    This valley has been
opened up during the last year, and
those who are located there are. satisfied with their lot and confident for
the future, the land being well adapted for. mixed farming and market
gardening.
The same may be said of Mosquito
Valley, several miles nearer Nakusp.
For the first mile, inland -the- forest
growth is heavy, but there the valley
widens, the trees are more scattered
I and the soil improves; A few hoine-
The bar is stocked with the finest steads have been staked Out since;
I fall, but the spr ing will witness quite
! an. influx of settlers.
Rev,; Jas. Turner held divine service in the schoolhouse on -Sunday
last, preaching a stirring .sermon to a' j
large congregation.    In thcafternooiil
he addressed the Sabbath School, congratulating the members upon their
successful organization.    The school
showed a decided increase m numbers and collection over the previous
Sunday.    Rev.   E.  Robson has cor
r-ributed   $5 towards procuring supplies for the school.    While here Mr.
contemplated heavy traffic to and
from tlie Sl'oca-n over the' Nakusp •&
Slocan Railway. By this arrangement the large shipments of ores can
be handled on tlie boats from the.cars
with convenience and despatch. The
building of si: clrl arge wharves here
is-conclusive; evidence of the prosperity ofthe place, and the; prospects ior
. Kf ■_* O  V
"'season in  the spring are ex
ceed ingl y bright.
The' staff of the Lytton': has been reduced.'  .- :
The public* school will re-open on
'Monday.     :':■;->. .   ■■.■■;■. ■:', :;\
The Arrew carried about.?>0.pas-
plies for the school. While neve .»ir.j.^u bo. m& of the lafec on
Turner collected a tidy sum -ot.money f^Y™ <-,,,,,
to help pay for the chureh at New Satoida ^o> n 	
Denver.
J. Serson,
New Year's Ball.
COLUMBIA HOUSE
NAKUSP, B. C.
Corning & Rodd, Prop.
brands of wines, liquors
and cigars. :
Motel
Each of the valleys mentioned contains several thousand squa re acres of
good land, well watered and admirably sheltered. The climate is mild
and even, no sudden changes in the
temperature occurring. Trails are
to be run in various directions through
■ the valleys all diverging towards
"~~- the lake,  on  the   shore  of' which
This; hotel  is  situated   near   the wharves are to be built to enable the
'steamers to call forthe tarm produce
and to unload supplies. As this land
is all tributary to Nakusp, it can easily be seen how beneficial the effect
will be upon the general business of
the town.
Our Wandering■ Financier.
<j. n,^._..., 'who. had been visiting
his; family in ."Karaloops during the
month, returned on Saturday.
The hired help at the Leland
House feel deeply thankful to Mr.
and Mrs.McDougall for tlie oxcecding
kindness extended to them during
the festive season.    ,V,y;"'  ■   -
Mrs. W. C. Muirhead very k'ndly
entertained the juvenile portion of
the-'community at her residence last
^Thursday. The fun was kept up till
about 10 o'clock. The youngsters report having had a hiige time;'
It is stated, that the O.P.'R, will ere
long invite tenders: for the construction of the connecting link between
Nakusp and tbe terminus of the l\. &
night refreshments were served, fol- JA-L- R- >■ and that & prominent con
lowed by a few vo^al and instrumen- factor recognized by thenuis about
tal selections by members bf the com-■ .*> figure on the necessary rock work,
pany. It was the first dance that had J Friday the town was invaded by
been given in the Prospect for almost the workmen from O'Leary's camp,
a year, but it is to be hoped it will.! ne having finished his contract on the
j
i •—•i-n-rr f.Vuv.nf.ho.r side of Slocan Lake.
The  ball   given   by the  Messrs.
Nault at the Prospect House on New
year's night was a perfect success in
every particular.    Thanks to the exertions of Mr. and Mrs. Muirhead and
Mrs.   Sasshaw   the   hall   had   been
tastefully decorated with evergreens
and mottos of welcome and good, cheer
while the floor was in the best possible   condition.      Almost   the   entire!
population turned out and they had a
glorious time, the dance  being kept
up till 2.30 a. m.    The numbers on
the programme were choice and var-
At mid
d
led and proved satisfacbo
night refreshments were served, fol-
not be the last.
~o-
water front and has every accommodation for the travelling public.
U.S. THOMAS,
This Looks Encouraging.
railway the other side of Slocan Lake.
While here the men spent their cash
freely and business' hummed. The
men'left next day for the Green Slide
NAKUSP, B. C.
HUGH MADDEN, Prop.
in the neighborhood, of which   Mr
O'Leary has a contract to grade one
purpose erecting very large wharves j and a-half miles of road for the U. &
here in the spring, the cost of which  A. L. 11.
will total up several thousand dollars. !■   1894 was ushered in here with a,
The wharf will be extended out .from [.diversity of ■ sounds, from the blood-
,    K.   T. Lowery,   proprietor of this
I journal, shuffled into town on Friday,
I after a three weeks' sojourn in. the
city of Kaslo and way points.   He j
Beautifully situated on the Lake shore at the en-   0]lly st0pped here sufficiently long to
-, -kt"     n,,,™,-    The best fishing and   Friday,  WUO   lUUS  tuo   &uu*v »
mtaes and -- ~   •' rana ))oa4     L   finy;noiel.s sudaen flights, out of a
hunting in the district, witn eiauu _ ^   AlTOW
-eMng~fortou^^ ^^^^
bar is supplied with the best brands of wmes    ^ ^^ ^ ft neW mbber COa. and
iquors and cigars.   The accommodations of the |   ^^L full 0f  anecdotes and .legend-.
"- Hotel ate the best.
the shore over 100 feet, so as to have
sufficient depth to float the vessels at
low water.    The approach and drive
curdling Blackfect warwlioop uttered
by th.C'. bookkeeper at. the Madden
House to the prolonged 'howl of dis-
low water.    Th© approacu auu u.i.A>^ ,ilULWV v_
way to the main part of the wharf is J tress issuing from the. otherwise re-
to be of solid plank, laid upon sub- .spec-table musical organ attached to
stantial piling; while the landing is the fifth rib of the steam boiler on the
to be so arranged that two or more Lytton. The accentuation to this de-
boats can load or unload at the same hghtful serenade was supplied", by
time, at either high or low water,   sundry salutes from Nakusp's batter-
A large warehouse will be erected on ies   oi pocket Gatlings~the   whole
the wharf, as well as general offices | making pleasing  harmony with the
| for the company.    The entire struc-  callioiie--disturbers of "rest possessed
ture will be built of first-class material  by the local inhabitants ofthe canine
and   capable   of   withstanding   any | persuasion. NEW DENVER NUGGETS.
Con Doherty is cooking at the Dardanelles mine.
The concert in the church last Tuesday night was a grand success.
Business has been lively lately,
owing to the visit of the paymaster.
' Mr. Tobiii is managing the Prospector in the absence ef the proprietor, Mr. Pratt.
Captain !?stabrook injured himself
the other day while loading wood on
the steamer "Wm. Hunter. He expects to be all right again in a few
day's." ■„ .'■'. " '.
■ — ^f»»—— ; —
NELSON '& ET.' SHEPPAEB.
Schedule of Plates Imposed on the
New Eailway.
Conductor C. B. Drennan and Engi"
neer Charles Sherwood have been
placed on the run on the upper end
ofthe Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway. Marcus "is the division point,
and the trains will not go through to
Northport at all until the day schedule goes into effect. The rotary plow
recent] y purchased is now kept constantly employed clearing the track
of snow. It is thought that the success attending the, first" round trip
over the road from Spokane will induce'many people =to make the same
excursion. < ;
The freight tariff now in effect is
practically the same to Kaslo as by
the Bonner's Ferry route, but slightly
reduced to and from Nelson. The
race on ore from Kaslo to Tacoina is
£9 per ton and to San Francisco $11.
The rates to Nelson from Spokane are
as follows:—
Merchandise, per 100 pounds, class
1, 69 cents; 2, 61 cents; 3, 51 cents; 4,
50 cents. Special carload classes, A,
50: B, 48; C, 41; D, 36; E, 33.
Commodities in carloads of 20,000
pounds, agricultural implements, 50;
.beer, 45; grain, etc., 36;.hay, lumber,
shingles, etc., 33; packing house products, 50; salt, 41; wire, nails, spikes, j
HORACE W.. BUGKE
LAW AND CONVEYANCING
OFFICE;
Buchanan Blk, Kaslo, BC
DOCTOR
J.- KB. ROGERS,
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KASLO, B. C.
Graduate of Trinity University, To-,
ronto.   Member of college Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario.
THE: GLOBE GAFE.
KASLO, B. C. v
Is open night and day and supplies
its patrons with everything in the
market.   Gall in.
KENNEDY & PAQUIN
/KASLO & NEW DENVER
iASLSTAOEMflfREIGHTLIIIE;
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s
Wholesale Dealers in Oranges, Lemons Apples, Bananas,
and all kinds of Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, Butter, Ews,
Nuts, Candy, Gigars, Etc.   The largest Shippers in °the
'Northwest.';
518 and 520 First ayenue, SpoMe, Wash.
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Stages leave Kaslo dailv at 8 a.m.
:,' for New Denver.    Returning will
'" leave New Denver for Kaslo at
same hour.
SatisfaGtion is   Guaranteedo
T, WaGcRAY,    -ixbi'ffi- McANN,; :
Manager. Proprietor.
N EEL AN D $ B'E OS
NELSON,  B.C.
Landscape Photographers
Keep a large quantity of Architypes
and Steel Engravings in stock.
Pictures framed to order.
: ROBSON;,;HOi:ELr
ROBSON, b. c.
"WS
■&■
Tlie San Francisco Call; daily
UQJ&.J «
is
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spiciest journal on the Pacific
coast.   Send for a sample copy-
be promply.sent to
Jarsrr-n
-  yy JJ.
etc., 50.
The passenger rate to Balfour, Pilot j This^otei is tlle best in t0Wllj and
Bay, Ainsworth and Kaslo is 810.50,      hag am }q accommodation for trav_
as formerly.    The rate to 'i\elson, tor-      ' mi     ,       . ..   ,    .^
i     einrn    •,    ,nm  ftlm ' rpi,„      ellers.    The bar is supplied with
merly vlO.oO,   is   now   fr'J.oO.    ihe] saia   ,
round tripbetween Spokane and Nel-1    wines, liquors and cigars.     :
son, Kaslo and other Kootenay lake ,.■■_■ j-™  -rpv™«ryt-pp
points is 81.7.80. '*''.'      .   - , . ■■ d   ' ■■' ' a.-
Inhere is any amount of freight now | __     \.        ~ ' ~     ~
ready for transportation and a pros-) |fj| If-WW     HftlK
poet of. plenty through the winter.   It J ^ail    IT a J      -jaXJUO
was an old • custom of the merchants j
in Nelson and other points to lay ih
winter stocks in the fall, before the
boats stopped running.    Iu view of.j —=—
the prospective completion of the-road j
this winter tliis practise was not fol-.j Good-■accommodations for travellers,
lowed.    Merchants invested less cash«    The bar - jg stipplied wifch a good
at one time and will sret in their supplies as they see fit.    The special ore I s"0ck of Wines, Liquors
rate to Tacoma is a great saving and], and Cigars,
will generally'be taken advantage!
of. ■ '             '                                       !EIDSDALE  &  McKAY Proprietors.
HE-'GALL
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WATSON, B.;C.
This hotel, adjoins the Post Office and
has everything to accommodate,
the public.
V MARK AREHART.
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BEAR LAKE B. C
Everything new about the house except the whisky and landlord
Everybody gets a hearty
welcome.and plenty
to eat. .
Gokman West,     -   '-.' Proprietor.
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SUMMIT LAKE, B. C.
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Two stage lines are in operation
here.
Scotch caps were plentiful on Christmas day.
E. Baum has opened, an hotel at the
Mammoth restaurant.
Geo. T. Kane and R. Green are the
candidates for tlie Mayoralty.   ./....■
■'Andrew Hughes is acting as policeman in place of Cole Murchison.
The sitting of the County Court at
Nelson has been adjourned until May
21St:   '■';. -';
Kaslo needs a water works system
more thanany other place in British
Columbia.
Over $180 was taken in at a church
bazaar recently. This speaks well
for the religious tendencies of the citizens.
The ore at present being shipped
out will no doubt make a big improvement in trade when the returns come
.in.- ■
J. C. Stills has charge of the cuisine
department ot the hostelry recently
opened at Bear Lake by Bert Smith
and Frank Harper.
George Paquin is now sole proprie-
tdr of the well-known Globe Cafe. His
former proprietor, Mr. Kennedy, has
. . ' 'o ■- '
gone to California. George is a thorough restaurant man having had 13
years' experience in the business.
His house is open all the time and he
never allows the flies to get into the
butter. Mr. Paquin is popular with
all who know him and strangers will
do well to look up the Globe Cafe
when visiting this city.
,_—, ^_	
Favors Canadian Institutions.
Says._) le Chicago Interior: —We are
not so anxious to annex Canada as we
are to see some of her good ideas
transplanted to this side of the border.
Throughout the extent ot her vast
western dominions you will not find
an outlaw, or hear of a case of lynching. It is not because she has to deal
with a class of frontiersmen so differ-
entfrom those of our own western
states, but because she has laws and
executes them. You can go nowhere,
not even in the fastnesses of the
Rockies or in the isolation of the Sel-
kirks. without finding the, scarlet uniforms of her mounted police. You
feel everywhere the presence of protecting law. You are made to realize
that you are in a land of order, and
that your person and property are
under the care of the commonwealth.
In too many of our communities we
are fast relapsing into that state of
barbarism in which private revenge
becomes the miserable substitute for
public -justice. In so far as we do this
we are centuries behind our age.
S. T. & N. Co.
After October 20th the
STEAMER W. HUNTER
Capt. Estahrooks,      -       -      -        -        Master
Will in;u:e une trip daily Sunday excluded, between New Denver and the head of the Lake.
Leaves New Denver at 8 a. m.
Le{ivesHcadofLakeat3p.m.
Leaves New Denver ..daily at 10 a. m. for Silverton.
V W. C. McKinnon, Sec'y.     ,
COLOMBIA I KOOTENAY
X ' '    ■ '
Steam Nav. Co. Ltd.
TIMEOARD.
Taking: effect September 1st, 1893.
;.Vm. Hunter.
W. 0. McKinnon.
REVELSTOKE NORTHPORT ROUTE
A STEAMER. COLUMBIA.,,
■''•.. >   GOING SOUTH.
Leaves Revelstoke;
Mondays and Thursdays, 5 a. m.
Arrives at Robson,
Mondays and Thursdays, 6 p. m.
Leaves Robson, V
Tuesdays and Fridays, 5 p. m.
Arrives at Northport,      .
Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a. m.
GOING NORTH.
Leaves Northport,
Tuesdays and Fridays, 1. p. m.
Arriving at Robson,
Tuesdays and Fridays 7 p.m.
Arriving at Revelstoke,
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 4 p. m.
The steamer lands at Nakusp north bound on
Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7 a. m., and south
bound on Mondays and Thursdays at 10 a. m.
Connection is made with Canadian Pacific trains
for the east and west at Revelstoke, with Spokane
Falls and Northern trains for Spokane and all
eastern and western points at Northport, and with
C. & K. trains for Nelson and Kootenay lake
points, at Robson.
lELSeri & KASLO ROUTE.
STEAMEB NELSON.
OUTWARD.
Leaves Nelson Sundays.8 p. m.
Arriving'at Kaslo 7 p. m.
" "      Mondays 8 p.m.   ■
Y      Arriving at Kaslo 7 p. m
.'-.■*'       "      Wednesdays 9 a. in.
,        Amving at Kaslo 1 p. m.
,4 "      Thursdays 3 p. m.
Arriving-at Kaslo 7 p. m.
" "      Saturdays 9 a. m.
Arrivi*       c Kaslo 1p.m.
inwaicix '■
Leaves Kaslo Mondays 9 a. m.
Arriving at Nelson 1p.m.
"    Tweedays 9 a. m.
Arriving at Nelson 1 p. m.
" "    Thursdays 9 a.m.
Arriving at Nelson 1 p. m.
" "    Fridays 9 a. m.
Arriving at Nelson 1 p. m.
" "    Saturdays at 3 p. m.
Arriving at Nelson 7 p. m.
The British have suppressed the
Matabeles after a short and decisive
campaign. King Lobehgula has surrendered.
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 pur-
sera of steamers, or to
T, ALLAN, See'y. J. W.'TROUP,
Nelson, B.C. Manager.
ew Denver: and Silverton.
DEALERS IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE.
All kinds   of Miners supplies kept constantly in stock
The proprietor lias on hand
EETOF
In lengths of from 12 to 50 feet.   Any kind
of bill stuff can be cut at short notice.
1,000,000 FT. ROUGH LUMBER. 500,000 FT. DRESSED LUMBER
Shingles, Laths, Mouldings, Turned Posts and
BallasterSv Brackets. Etc. Two Carloads
Sash and Doors, Two Carloads Dry Fir
Clear Flooring, 4in.; One Carload Dry Fir
Clear Ceiling, 4 Carload Car Clear Cedar,
for Finish.; One Carload Glass, Paints Oils,
etc., including Fancy Glass, WoodStains, etc.
■: IS THE :-
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IN TH
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NAKUSP LEDGE
Published every Thursday.
B.    T.    LOWBRI,    EDITOR    AND
FINANCIER.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES:
ONE YEAH ..	
SIX MONTHS ....
THREE MONTHS .
..$3.00
... 1.50
.... 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
8 hot; and we will do the rest. "'■■•„.
THURSDAY/  JANUARY  4/1894.
HISTORY   OF   THE   KOOTEHAY.
money market.
Silver is stillholding- its own in the HOTHL.  SLOGAN,   MEW DENVER
finer-" m'a.rTra.t. '
The C.P.R. refuses to restore trans-
Continental rates to their former position unless paid a differential.
. There will be more miles of railway
built in British Columbia during the
present year than in any other part
of Canada.
A 'complete history 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 sending: their address to this office.
CANADIANS   vs.   AMERICANS.
The American authorities have extended the time four months wherein
the Chinese are permitted to register.
Registration is now favored by the
Six Companies of San Francisco.
The celebrated Liberty bell oft' ie
United States is threatened with a
chattel attachment of $2,000 and the
50 principal cities in the Republic
have been asked to contribute $40
each to remove the danger.
Latest advices from Rio de Janeiro
state that the insurgents, under Admiral Mello/ have captured that city
after two days' severe fighting and
imprisoned President Peixotto. This
virtually terminates the long and
bloody civil war that has waged in
BraziL
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   Monev  and
want to   meet   Monied
Men stop  at the
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NEW DENVER, B. C.
NAKUSP/.B.'G.
NEW DENVER, B.C.
ellENMW ;& BMCK.
Propeietors.
First class aceommodalions in. both
Room and Meals.. ;
The Bar is well furnished with choice
wines, liquors and cigars.
Eldorado Ave.       -       New Denver:
Senator Shandier, Republican, of
New Hampshire, is about to bring
before the American Senate a new
scheme tor the remonetization of silver. , He proposes a conference of all
civilized countries on the question, at
which the United States shall make a
decided ultimatum in favor of the
white metal. Hear, hear;.! May the
good work continue. Canada can
contribute her mite by redeeming her
small bills in silver and establishing
a national mint.
In Kaslo the other day a man step-
peel into Cbas. W. McAnn's office and
asked him for a job to drive stage.
In the course of ., conversation Mr.
McAnn asked the man if be was a
Canadian or American. The latter
replied that he came from the land of
the Stars and Stripes. Mr. McAnn
not having a position vacant informed
the man that he could not give him a
job at present, but might do so at
some future date. .
The gentleman then informed people in town that he had been refused
a situation on account of his national-
i-;y. This was en tirely erroneous, as
all the stage drivers are Americans,
and as Dan Hunter says ' 'Irish Americans at that."
Still the matter roused considerable
feeling in Kaslo—a city in which
Star Spangled talk is common, and
might have a tendency to injure
where it should not do so.. Consequently we take this" opportunity to
say there is nothing in it. Few men
would be so foolish as to object to
man's birthplace. This country
full of Americans, and we want more
of them.    They are hustlers and the j    The bar is stocked with the finest
grass never gets areen under (.heir [.brands- of. wines, liquors and cigars.
v'^-Proprietor.'
Choice    location and   commands a beautiful view
of tlie surrounding
CO
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When  you come to New
Denver stop at
The Bar is supplied with the
best brands of all kinds of
wines, liquors and cigars.
WQSKSlBa
D. McG-illivray has made a proposition to the post office officials that, it
they will sort the mail for Nakusp at
Revelstoke he will give it free transportation to the lake.
The Dining Boom is supplied
with all the delicacies of
tHe season.
Charges Moderate.
A Call Solicited.
Slocan Ave.
Meals, 50 cents,
Meals at all hours. Dinner
4 to 8 p.m. Rooms warm,
clean and comfortable.
Corner of Slocan and Eldorado avenues.
Proprietor.
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We wouldn't and are dead'certain
Mr. McAnn wouldn't.
Let there be no sectional feelinc in
this glorious country.    Let us work
together to  build  up   the   greatest j $\J;
mining   district in   tlie   world, and» "    '
welcome everybody who comes under
the folds of the  Union Jack, and especially Uncle   Sam's   people,   who
know so well  how to appreciate our
natural wealth and to profit by it.
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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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Cash Dealer in
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Stoves,   Tinware^
roceries,
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Hotel and
ing Supplies,
Monr and Feed, etc.
ens ''.-...j; urmsmugs,
ootsanict Slices*
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Dress Goods
and all kinds of Ladies' and
GMdrens' Wear.
Th« Strike at Ainsworth.
The latest reports from Ainsworth
state that the Little Phil ledge now
shows 12 feet of rich galena, and is
not yet fully crosscut, making it the
biggest strike ever made in the camp.
The ore runs from 80 to 100 ounces in
silver and 60 per cent. lead. Other
claims on the same ledge are the
Little Donald, Maesto, Spokane, Trinket, and Jeanette.
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Kaslo & Slocan Railway.
The work of clearing the right of
way on this road is proceeding in a
satisfactory manner. There are over
100 men employed thereon, and the
contractors hope to have their task
completed in a few days. Chief Engineer McMillan will then take a big
gang of men out and proceed with
the rock cutting. Grading and iron
ing is to be commenced in the early
part of the spring. Application is to
be made at the approaching session
ofthe Legislature for' permission to
make the road a narrow guage.
X Milne and E.^Dupont have gone
:o Revelstoke.
Grading on the R.& A.L.R. to the
head of the lake is to be completed by
March 1.
J. T. Foley has secured a contract
to drive a 170 foot tunnel on the
Alpha.
A, COCHRANE
New Denver, Dec. 29th, 1893.
NAKUSP,   6. C.
B.C.
KASLO CITY,
The only practical Watchmakerin
the Kootenay District. Orders by
mail receive prompt attention.
ALL WORK GUARANTEED.
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SEEOURL.IST:
A.COOPER ABBS
ATTORNEY
SOLICITOR,
CONVEYANCER,
ETC, ETC.
Special Attention to Mining-
Interests.
office:—
FRONT ST.,    KASLO, B.C.
Over Byer's Hardware Store.
DRY GOODS  DEPT.
Underwear. Hosiery,
Mens' Furnishings,
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, Screws, Bolts,
Round, Flat, Square Iron
Gils,  Paints,   Glass,
Horse Shoes and Nails,
Cutlery,
Glassware,
Crockery,
Stationery.
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Miners can get a complete outfit here.
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completion-" of   the "Nakusp & S
ore "will be -brought to Nakusp: from- the .rich
steamer for. Revelstoke.
.'■-.- Gold and Silvei8 Ledges have been
The town already contains Six' Hotels, S
■■ with! a capacity of ;■ 30,000 feet per diem, a subs
Shop and iiiany. other biiilctliig'So   ::
s of tons of
3'
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Its Present and Future Concisely Pburtrayed.
Something of Interest to the Outside
World Concerning This Place.
Beautiful Situation.
Climate, Etc. r
But few towns within the province
can lay claim to such a fine and imposing townsite as does the future
metropolitan city of Nakusp. Situat-:
ed for the most part on an extensive
and exceedingly level bench of land,
about 80 feet above the surface of the
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- N^tial manner, generally painted,
changing beauty as one could wish ^nd kept in good repair.    There are
warm and dry, tempered alw. ;
with delightful breezes from mountan,
and lake; the wet season in the fall
and spring nhort and by no means as
disagreeable as on the coast; and with
winters to a marked degree devoid of
intense cold, but inclined rather to
the open and mild. Owing to its
elevation and Its/distance from the
mountains the town is a pleasant one
to live in at all seasons of the year,
and it is peculiarly free from the disadvantages ofthe 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 wide
awake and enterprising, and they
never lose an opportunity to advance
the interests of the place. The buildings are chiefly frame, built in a sub-
to behold, while on tlie other borders
of the town are thousands of acres of
undulating land, only awaiting the
axe ofthe industrious settler to-clear
it of its forest growth, and raise in
place of the fir and hemlock bountiful
crops of cereals and roots from the
rich soil. The larger portion of the
towiirite has been denuded of trees
and the ground platted into residential and business blocks, through
which run wide parallel streets and
lanes.   '.■ "■ -°- ;
HEALTHFUL SURROUNDINGS.
So far as health is concerned, the
citizens of the town are peculiarly
blessed.    The elevation of the land
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gives an easy and perfect drainage
into tlie lake, and it is a noted fact
that no matter how heavy the rainfall may be, the soil readily absorbs
the moisture, leaving nothing more
to be desired. The strip of beach
land between the lake and bench,
several hundred feet in width, has a
gradual slope, that easily carries off
any overflow. Just north-west of the
town are a number of springs, from
whence is derived its water supply,
by carriers; and which, if properly
developed, could furnish a large city
with complete protection against fire,
as well as being amply sufficient for
domestic requirements. More to the
west is the rapid running mountain
stream, bearing the name of Koos-ka-
nacc, a second water resource for the
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 particularly well offin that respect.
CLIMATE.
The climate of Nakusp is   very
moderate a.ud even. The summers 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
build ing boom in the spring.
■A. , .' ',     .  BUSINESS. HOUSES... d'X'7 •/.
Within the confines of the town are
a number of first -class business houses,
chief among which are Jordan & Co.,
Inland, Construction Co., Cumniings
& Co., Bourne Bros., Nakusp News'
Co., J. Erhmanntraut, etc. Of hotels
there are live, each having accommodation for many guests; the bars
a rev well stocked and the dining
rooms well managed. These hostel-
ries are named: Nakusp liousef U. S.
"i go wharves owned by the company
•;-.:■:re' are covered by the general of-
AAtsAA. and warehouses, in the latter
being stored manv thousand dollars'
*■' ..■•*■'
worth of supplies. The company have
also located here,'a.hospital,, presided
over by, Dr. Williamson. For the
railway there have alreadv 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 Nelson & Fort
Sheppard railway to the south at Nelson via Robson and the C. & K. R.;
also connection on the north with the
^main line of the C. P. R. at Revelstoke. In another year .this place
may be reached by rail from the latter place over the R. & A. L. R., now
under construction. Then there, is
the wagon road to the head of Slocan
lake, from whence New Denver and
all other interior points may be
reached easily and quickly. The C.
P. R. have lately put in a branch of
the telegraph line, and messages may
be sent out either north and south.
Six steamers ply here in the summer
with but two in winter.
DISTRIBUTING  CENTRE.
Nakusp is bound to be the distributing and supply centre for the entire
Slocan region from tlie 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
warehouses and wharves. A, glance
at the map of the district will convince anyone that this must of neces-
siuy be the case. Here, too, the railroad and navigation companies will
have their main offices, and the heads
of families employed by them will
Thomas, proprietor; Madden House,
owned by H. Madden; Leland House, j locat^
by D. A.  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,
NakusD has a good live newspaper,
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
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 tliat Nakusp does
not depend solely upon the rich Sib-
can district for support, for she lias
enough mineral wealth lying dormant
around her to build up a large city.
PROSPECTS.
Information gleaned from various
sourceselicits the fact thatconsiderable
capital will be forthcoming ere long
to develope 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
tlie establishment of large; sampling
works here by an  English party of
meang and   experience during the
coming season. This in itself is important, but when this is followed by"
other works for the treatment of ores
on a much larger scale, the benefits
accruing cannot be estimated.    It is
known,   too, that several industrial
establishments of a varied nature are
keeping an ,_yc. on Nakusp, with a
view to locating—American parties
chiefly—and who"can foretell the size
and affluence of the city of a. few years
hence that will have taken the place
of" the  infantile. town of todav ?   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 nil.
With its unlimited water power only
waiting,to be harnessedptiri.s place
offers, special inducements to manufacturers, and they will  not he slow
to grasp them. No other place in this
country gives better proof of stabi iity
and progress than docs this town, and
those  who have invested here   are
confident that their money has been
well placed; and no other, place presents such excellent opportunities to
as the present issue demonstrates, and Lparseiy G0Vered. with forest growth,   capital for profitable enterprises,
Around the shore of the lake are an
the citizens are proud of it.
communications. abundance of rich alluvial deposits,
Under this head comes first the Na- suitable for mixed farming and mar
kusp & Slocan -railway, now being ket 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
than two score miles away. Many directly tributary . to Nakusp and
hundreds of men have been employed I bound to substantiate her growth in
on this^road during the past season S coming years, there is the famous
and more will be in the spring- when  Fire Valley, to the south, the ranchers
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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 tlie 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
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 strike's have
been reported close to town, but the
mountains--have been but partially
This hotel is five'miles-'from "\Va!.-:on
and lias good accommodations for
man and beast. The bar goods are
excellent and the table first e!a*>.
WILLIE & SPKOULE,    IVoi rietors.
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10 MILES FROM KASLO.
Accommodations for travel Icrs. 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 NAKUSP.
The shipment of ore from Kaslo has
begun.
J. G. McLean, contractor, came
down on Tuesday's boat.
For anything in drugs write to the
Slocan Drug Co., Kaslo: ',' t
The Citizens' National Bank of
Spokane has resumed business;
Many orders for mining machinery
have been sent out recently for the
Slocan. a
Mrs. Hugh Madden is under the
doctor's care this week, suffering from
la grippe.
Geo. Jordan, of Fire Valley, spent
New Year's with his brother, F. W.
Jordan, J. P.
J. A. McDonell, contractor,formerly
of this place, is now located in Independence, Montana.
Monday night the mercury almost
disappeared at Hall's Landing, so intense was the cold.
A fresh meat' famine is threatened
in town. Pork and mutton fetches 35
cents per pound now.
A big ball is to be given at the Nakusp House by Sir. and Mrs. Thomas
in about two weeks.
Capt. Short, late of the Lytton, has
been placed in command of the Idaho
on Kootenay Lake. .
J. A. Finch has purchased the Ca-
zubauza mine of F. Culver and Geo.
Fairbairn for |5,5Q0.     ; x ;f a. ::--; 7 d
Forty mules are rawhidmg =. ore
from the Washington j the ore house
of which is crammed full.   \,
Chas. Miller and Caroline Anderson
were married at New Denver on the
26th by Rev. Jas. Turner.
W. C. Sampson,, paymaster of the
construction company, is expected in
from the coast on the 14th.
The millers' trust of Spokane has
been broken and flour is now selling
at ^3 per barrel, retail price, a
Pending official formalities, Nelson
freight in bond over the N. & F. S. R.
is being entered at Waneta.
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D. A. McDougall expects to go up
to the hot springs for a few weeks'
treatment for bronchial catarrh.
When in KaslO: stop at the Great
Northern Hotel. Rates . reasonable-•
Headquarters for Hudson Bay Co. 's
goods. f
The Nelson & Fort Sheppard subcontractors threaten suit, claiming the
engineer's measurements have not
been fair.
Over 40 names have been added to
the voters' list from this place- and
application has been made for 100
more blanks.
Attention is directed to F. W. Jordan & Co.'s advertisement this week,
it being of special interest to intending purchasers. ■-.-■■
The Christmas edition of the Victoria Colonist was an   exceedingly
handsome number.    The letter press
was exceptionally good.
The stations on the Nelson & Fort
Sheppard Railway are named Waneta, Beaver, Meadows, Salmon, Hall,
Summit, Nelson and Kootenay.
The Lytton came down on Tuesday
with a cargo of flour and oats, the
former being for Nelson and the latter for ihe Inland Construction Co.,
The debt on the school has been
reduced to $50, and it is hoped that
this will be wiped out by the receipts
of the next concert, to be held shortly.
Purser McPherson has, much to the
regret of his friends, thrown up his
position on the steamer Nelson and
returned to his old home in Montreal.
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The force of men at the Alaimo is to
be increased at once. Owing to the
bondholders having • gone back on
their agreement the original owners
will rush things.
Considerable opium has been passing into the States by way of Waneta
from this province recently, and as a
consequence an officer has been sent
to guard that point.
J. Erhmanntraut, butcher, returned
from Revelstoke on Tuesday, bringing with him two or three carcasses
of mutton. He expects 10 head of
cattle down this week.
H. R. Hammond, of the Nakusp
News Depot, went out on Monday to
spend a ■■-month with his family in
Seattle. T. Abriel has charge of the
Depot during his absence. ■
Superintendent Daly and Chief Engineer Osier left yesterday to inspect
the grade of the railway as far as
Three Forks, and to pass upon the
work being done by the contractors.
Thursday next has been set as the
date for the excurt of Nakusp's youth
and beauty to New Denver, where
they will be tendered a concert, ball
and "supper. The party will leave
here in the afternoon, returning the
next day. x
Three of the local hotel men pur-
pose^going out of the business, one
having caught the South African gold
fever and the other two because of
private reasons. . Here . is offered a
splendid opportunity for some live
business man with a surplus of the
read v.
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NAKUSP, B.O
SPEHCER & WHEELER,
Barbers and
Hairdressers.
SLOGAN AVE.     -    NAKUSP, B.C.
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Will leave Nakusp at
7 a.m. every alternate    day   for
commencing: on
Monday, Dec, 18,
Returning* the next
day.
■  J- E. WALSH,  ,
Proprietor.
General Agent
for
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GENERAL   MERCHANTS
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REAL ESTATE,
DEALERS   IN
SPECIAL ATTENTION
GIVEN TO THE SALE
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