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VOL.   1.
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NAKUSP, B. C, JANUARY 18, 1894.
Br. Williamson.
Price-Ten-.Cents'
NAKUSP, B. C.
FOUND GUILTY.
John Sandholm Gets Six Months for
Using a Knife.
FOSTER    &   WINTER'S
jr, us S3 rr.A. XJ JR, J&.1S T",
NEW DENVER,       -       -    '-       -      B.C.,
Is one ofthe best in the Slocan district:    Call in.
Monday afternoon a party of Finns
and Swedes/who had recently been
employed on the railway grade, commenced drinking heavily, and,   be-
at the next general; election, are re-
J quested to elect delegates to a noini-
' nating. convention, to be held at Nelson, on Saturday, April ■■•14th, at 2 p.
m.; the primary"meeting- for the election; of delegates, to be held on. Saturday,   February   24th,   between   the
Discovered a Body.
sides a number of fisticuff encounter.,
the carousal terminated in a stabbing
Front Street, West,     -     Kaslo, B.C.,
'—FOR  THE—
BEST & 10ST COMPLETE ST00v
in the Kootenay country. Dry Goods,
Carpets, House Furnishings, Window Shades. Blankets, Gents'
Furnishings, Underwear,
Boots and Shoes.
COLUMBIA' HOUSE
's NAKUSP, B. C.
Corning & Rodd, Prop.
affray, whereby J. Hector, bartender
at the Prospect House, received an
ugly gash in the left shoulder.,
The wound was inflicted by John
Sandholm, who ®had been quarreling
with a man named Anderson, natives
of Finland and Sweden respectively.
Hector, who is also a Swede, attempts'* ed to restore order, and was attacked
by Sandholm, who   used   a   pocket
knife, with which the deed was done.
The latter was at once secured, and
medical assistance summoned to attend Hector.    Di\ Williamson found
it necessary to put three stitches in
the Fash
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hours of 9 a. m. a'nd^.5 p.in. Citizens
whose names are on the voters' list
to be alone permitted to vote for the
delegates. * Representatives in the
convention are to be as follows:—
Precinct.
Glacier House
Illecillewaet
Revelstoke Station
Revelstoke
Big Bend
Hall's Landing
©ardeau City
Trout Lake Citv
Fire Valley
Nakusp
Robson
Trail
Waneta
Toad Mountain
Nelson
Balfour
Pilot Bay
The bar is stocked with the finest
brands of wines, liquors
and cigars. (,
On the way to the jail the prisoner
attempted to escape, at the same time(J-uuc ,.av
ImakingAan effort to draw a second RvIuptA Pn.f^ it
l^^MWi&J!W checkmated l£^U&t0m H°USe
«#«^^ fa tsbn
noon, before F.; W! Jordan, J.P.
Several witnesses testified as to the
occurrence, and it -was adduced that
Three Forks
New Denver
Silverton
Delegates.
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Just before the Lytton pulled out
from the head of the lake on Tuescla}^
morning, three  unknown men came
alongside in a   rowboat and stated
that they had discovered the body of
a man but a few hours before/Pressed
for particulars they'said that the body
was lying close to the water's edge,
at Albert point, several miles distant.
It was that of a middle-aged man,  of
medium height and somewhat dark
in complexion.    He was in  his shirt
sleeves, his coat being wrapped up as
a pillow under his   head.    Nothing
was found in  his clothes to identify
him in any way, but from  appearances it was thought he was a-railroad grader.    It is surmised that the
poor fellow  had attempted to walk
from here to the head of the lake, and, •
becoming exhausted, had  lain down
to rest, being frozen  to death as he
lay.    Tiie Lytton attempted to make
a landing at the point, but the water
was too rough to permit of a near approach, consequently  nothing  could
be done about removing  the  body.
Provincial Officer Fauquier purposes
going up in the Arrow and bring the
remains down for interment.
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Hotel
evk
the prisoner, was a professional at the     DeIeffates ^eet, if unable to attend
knifing- business,  haying- scored hisJthe oonvellfion shall have the    ivi
iark on several occasions elsewhere, h  ■*"..      -■-■.■■
lis
1 mark on several occasions elsewhere.
Sandholm pleaded extenuating circumstances, inasmuch as he was in .
toxicated and knew not what he was j
doing.
However much he believed that,
the Court certainly did not for, after
after weighing the evidence submit-
This hotel   is   situated   near   the
water front arid has every accommo- labor was imposed.
lege of transferring their credentials
to proxies who can attend. Delegates'
credentials must be signed by two
judges and the clerk of the primary
election,; the judges and clerk to be
chosen by the voters present at their
respective polling places immediately
previous the hour of opening the polls.
datibn for the travelling public,
ted,, a sentence of six months' impri- Previous tlle hour of opening the polls,
sonment in the common jail with hard ,Pele§'at;es and t]leir proxies must be
1 '- - .    . 'registered voters.
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MADDEN HOUSE
NAKUSP, B. C.
HUGH MADDEN, Prop.
t,M an indication of the prisoner's
I fierce nature,   it is but necessary to
'' look at his cell door, the inner side of
which, to the depth of an inch, has     ruiui^i
been stripped off with his teeth, not- desirous of registering a vote at the
withstanding that, to judge by the next provincial elections should get
stains, on the wood, his lips must have ! their names placed on the voters' list
bled.freelv. '—-•"- "'• ^ '      '■-'■-
West Kootenay Voters' List.
All eligible persons in the vicinity
KELSON CONVENTION.
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
bar i.s supplied  with the best brands of wine?
Circular Issued Calling for Election
of Necessary Delegates.
without delay. To facilitate tliis D.
A. McDougall, of the Leland House,
has obtained a supply of blanks from
the Government offices at Nelson, and
anyone calling at his place can have
the necessary document drawn up.
The law governing such action requires the prospective voter to be of
^iuuoomc pi uspeociA^e voter to he o:
The electors in West Kootenay who the full age of 21 years, a British sub-
The favor the nomination of a candidate ject, a resident in the province for 12
•hie* (or candidates if the district should be ! months and to have been in the dis-
jiquors and cigars. The accommodations of the given more than one member) for j trict two months immediately before
Hotel are the best. I member of the Legislature Assembly.-I the time of signing.
New Denver has a dramatic club.
A snowslide occurred at the Grady
group last week, but no damage was
done.
D. A, McDougall has been.confined-.
! to his bed almost the entire week
with his old enemy, bronchial catarrh.
D. McGil 1 ivr^iy and W. C. Sampson
returned last night on the Arrow from
the coast, after a sojourn of several
weeks.
J. Bates made tiie feighest throw,
last night at the Madden House and
consequently won a $100 English shot
gun put up for raffle.    His score was
50.
. A special trip was to have been
made today from Revelstoke to Green
Slide by the 'train /or the purpose of
bringing down three carloads of cattle-
and one of fodder, consigned :o Mc-
InnesYof Three Forks.
J. Milne came down from Kevol-
stoke last eve. He and W.Murray a re
arranging to put a stage line in.operation between tlie head of the lake
and the former place. A special effort will be made to get permission to
carry the mails, but it /is extremely
doubtful if the all-wise postal authorities will permit of their being moved
from their present abiding place till
navigatiou opens on the river. :-. l-,..!.3*^«.l.
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GGLBEH   JOHANNESBURG.
Breezy Letter From South Africa by
J. F. Wardner.
Johannesburg, South Africa, Nov.
18, 9 a.m. ^-Temperature 72, clear,
blue and breezy. —Arriving here at
6 a.in. on the 16th, I made the trip in
just 38 days from Vancouver, B.C.
Cost entire, first-class to London and
second class to Johannesburg, £350.
The voyage from Southampton to
Capetown is one of pleasure never to
bg forgotten. The great ship; Scot is
a iloatrng* palace hotel, with its ever
changing programmes of instruriien-
: tal concerts, vocal concerts,; amateur
performances, game's. of cricket and
foot ball, and to finish up, two whole
days were devoted to games and athletic exercises, everything ',. from
climbing the greased pole to the tug-
of-war. Strange to say the first class
team won over all competitors in the
tug-of-war, which were as follows:
firemen, sailors, second class and the
third class. Pools on the run of the
boat were made daily.- One of £30
was captured by a very  worthy and
; needy party, whom modesty forbids,
', etc.; ■.
DOCTOR
J. RB. ROGERS
KASLO, B. C.
Graduate of Trinity University, Toronto.    Member of college Physi-
.,.'.   cians and Surgeons, Ontario.
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B.C.
J°&\W&l&T.i
KASLO CITY,
The only practical Watchmaker in
the Kootenay District. Orders by
mail receive prompt attention.
ALL WORK GUARANTEED.
RF-'RAFF
U.L   UlifL
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Wholesale Dealers '""m; (oranges, Lemons, Apples, Bananas,
and all kinds of ".Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, Butter, Eggs,
Nut^^Capd^J Cigars, Etc. -The largest Shippers in the
■■"■'■.      "'x'r-.^.x-'d-      ".    Northwest. ■ '-■' ■/''■"••d
:;;' /  313:a'M'320: rivst avenue, Sijokaiie, Wasi.
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KASLO, B. C,
Is open night and day and supplies
A A . ■'' \ h.\   . ■•) ■
its  patrons wit u everything in   the
market.   Call in.
GEO.
PAQUIN,
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The highest temperature experienced was hear the equator, namely,
84 On all other days the temperature ranged from 70 to 80.
'And how comes Cape Town. When
the great ship struck the African
dock the writer was the first ashore
amid the cries of Kaffirs, Malays and
Abyssinians, a mixed jargon not understandable, but not so bad indeed
after two weeks in the same room
Proprietor.
.:.'■'■   KASLO & NEW; DENVER
MAIL - STAGE .AN'ti" FREIGHT
iff. s
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Stages leave Kaslo daily at 8 a.m.
for New Denver. Returning will
leave New Denver for Kaslo at
saxiie hour.
Sail-' Eraixcisco Call, daily
weekly,:will  fill the toil!
It- Is' the- brightest and
coast.   Send for a saniple copy
wMeh will be promptly sent to:
n
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$
h
Satiisfaction is   Guaranteed.
with a Lancashire man, a Dutchman   ^v W- CtRAi,
anasrer.
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Bwbi-i
and an Englishman.
Cape Town—progressive and prosperous, beautiful beyond conception.
Thermometer 90, breezy as' a fan;
beautiful park, with a thousand Kaffir and Malay girls camping; a thousand richly dressed white babies. At
3 p.m. a brass band of 20 pieces, alternating with the bagpipes of 12 big
Highlanders.
Nine p.m. and we are off midst the
hurrahs of hundreds (for the arrival
and departure of the Scot's passengers
is a marked occurrence) for Johannesburg. For the first 500 miles after
leaving Cape Town the country resembles very closely the sagebrush
lands of Nevada and is -equally as
monotonous. The latter part of the
journey, however, carries you through
ostrich farms, millions of goats, sheep |
and oxen, and past a thousand estates j
of surpassing beauty.
At 5 p.m. we open our eyes at the
Eland frontier, 10 miles from Johannesburg. What a sight! To see in
the clear and cool African morning
from the pinnacle the dumps
and stacks of hundreds of mines and
mills; the passing panorama*-as we | office:—
sped to our destination, of thousands. pn T Q
of  naked Kaffirs going  hither and IX^V^1J   S \"
C. W. McANN,
Proprietor.
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ATTORNEY'
SOLICITOR,1-.
CONVEYANCER,
ETC., ETC.
LAW AND CONVEYANCING
OFFICE,
Buchanan'BI'k^asSooBoC;
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WATSON, B. C.
This hotel acb'oins the Post Office and
has   everything   to   accommodate
.  the public.
MARK AREHART.
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Special Attention to Mining
Interests.
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BEAE 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. Ca
This hotel is the best in town, and
has ample accommodation for travellers. The bar is supplied with
wines, liquors and cigars.
-  T-WESQUE.
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thither, night sMffc &Bd &Af -'Ihift;.
miles of ox teams with thousands of
tons of general merchandise for interior distribution; thousands of mules in
teams of four and six span, heavily
laden; the whistling, roaring and
grumbling of the engines, mills and
machines; and withal a matchless
African morning, for on God's green
earth you find it nowhere else.
Well, here we are, 6 a.m., Nov.
Hvin Johannesburg—golden Johan-
nesbur , with her record of 136, £82
ounces .of pure gold for October, valued, at §2,733, (i40.     J. F, Wa rdxer.
Northern will meet her, and attempt
to capture the ore for the smelter in
that city, which is expected to start
up again shortly, under the auspices
of the latter road.
W»-^tWMIf4l^*-
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Wm.' Hoxtek.
■W..-C. McKjxxon.
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Go to the Ledge Office
for Posters.
-OF-
A t lOflHD
A Big  Scheme.
New Denver parties are making
application to the Provincial Goverii-
ment for the passage of-a private bill
to enable them to erect and maintain
a system of railway, tramway or'
aerial tramway, to be operated by
steam, electricity or gravity, for the
purposeof carry ingpassengers, freight
and ores from a point at or'near-New
Denver to the Mountain Chief, Slocan
Star, Alpha, Freddie Lee, Blue Bird,
Bonanza King, Washington, Dardanelles, Wellington, and any other
mine or mmes within a radius of 15
miles of New Denver, or to Three
Forks, Silverton, Bear Lake; City,
Watson, Seaton^ or a.hy otht.r town
or towns within a radius of 15 miles'
of New renvoi', West Kootenay district. They also desire to get control
of the water in Carpenter creek for
the purpose of furnishing electricity
; to the various mines, to provide a
healthful beverage to the,citizens of
New Denver and ensure them protection against fire. Coupled with all
this is: the request: for;permission to
expropriate the necessary lands for
pow. 7 houses, tramlines, etc., as also
to erect all necessary buildings.
Steam Nav. Co. Ltd.
Taking: effect September 1st, 1893.
REVELSTOKE H0RTHP0RT ROUTE
STEAMER COLUMBIA.
fiOING SOUTH.
Lesve?. ftev^stoke,
Mondays and Thursdays, 5 a. m.
Arrives at Robson,
Mondays nnd Thursdays,_3 p. m.
Leaves Robson,
Tuesdays and Fridays, 5 p.m.
Arrives at Northport,
Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a. m.
'.'.'.'GOING   NOKTH.
Leaves Northport, a   ,
Tuesdays and Fridays, l.'p. m.
Arriving at Robson, ...       '' &':.'.
Tuesda)rs and Fridays 7 p. m.
Arriving at .RevelstokeY ■ ■'... \.   ,. .  .:■'.,'■'c-■
'■ Wednesdays and Saturdays, 4 p. m.
The steamer lands at Nakusp north bound on
Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7 a. m., and south
'bound oil Mondays and Thursdays at 10 a. m.
, Connection is made-with CanadianPacific 'train's
for f;he 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. ■<■' "•     Y , ;
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AFTEEi SLOGAN OEE.
Keen Competition .Between Railways-
is' Expected.
One feature of the Canadian Pacific's policy seems to be certain. -That
road 'proposes to control the Slocan ore
shipments, and even the American
mine owners are beginning to weaken
and confess that, if the Great Northern or Northern Pacific want a share
the traffic, it is time to begin hustling
for it.
At present the Canadian Pacific
offer to haul ore from Kaslo to Revel
stoke, and thence to Swansea, Wales
for $17 per ton. As soon as the Na'_
kusp & Slocan railway is completed ?
it is hinted this rate will be cut down
as low as necessary to break down all
competition. The fact that the Swansea smelters save all parts of the ore
gives them a great advantage in
competing for everything but pure
silver-lead propositions.
In regard to any action of the C.P.
R, Spokane parties believe the Great
iELSOi & KASLO ROUTE.
ST1EAMEB NELSON.
OUTWARD.
Len'ves Nelson Sundays 3 h. m.   A
Arriving at Kaslo 7 p. m.
.■■■" "      Mondays 3 p. m.
A     Arriving at Kaslo ,7 p. m
" "      Wednesdays 9 a. m.
Arriving at Kaslo 1 p. m.
"      Thursdays 3 p. m.
Arriving at Kaslo 7 p. m.
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" "      Saturdays 9 a.m.
Arrivi-       , Kaslo lp.m.
I»WAhjL»
Leaves Kaslo Mondays 9a.ir..
Arriving at Nelson 1 p. m.
"    'Fwesdays 9a.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. in.
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, ard
Ainsworth.
For information as to Rates, eto., apply to pur-
^rs of steamers, or to
T, ALLAN, Seo'y. J. W. TROUP,
,..■■.'■ 2<Jel_on, B. C. Manager.
New Denver and Si!verton
DEALERS !M GENERAL MEeCHAHDiSE.
All kinds of Miners' supplies' kept constantly in stock.
The  Kootenay   Lake   Saw   Mill,
The proprietor has on hand
THREE
FEETOFLOGS
a ..,■ ■■ ■■■ »•■
In lengths of from 12 to 50 feet.   Any kind
of bill stuff can he cut at short notice.
!00s000 FT. eOOOH LUMPER; 500,090 FT. DRESSED LUMBER
Shingles, Laths, Mouldings> Turned Posts and
;    B^ Brackets:  Etc.     Two   Carloads
Sash   and   Doors;   Two  Carloads   Dry  Fir
Clear Mooring', 4in.;   One Carload Dry Fir
Clear Ceiling; 4 Carloads   of   Clear Cedar,
for Finish.; One Carload Glass, Paints, Oils,
etc., including Fancy Grlass, Wood Stains, etc.
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Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay
District and communications upon live topics
always acceptable. Write-pn both sides, of the
paper if you wish. 'Always-send something- good,
no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it
s hot, and we will do the rest.:
THURSDAY, JAN LfARY   18,   1894
is that he will not be last in the great HOTEL   SLOGAN, J£W: DEIIVER.
political race to be run in West K'obt-
euaysome Cime duriog the present. Accommoc^tioilsforloogueS4   The
Finest Bar in the Kootenay country. Headquarters for capitalists, speculators and miners.
year. As each town is to have its
own candidate there is certain to be
an abundance of excitement, which
will be increased as new rivals appear on the scene—the eighth man
having this week sent up his note of
warning from the lower end of the
district. That's mghb,gentlemen,don't
be backward in proclaiming your
political proclivities.   Next !
HISTORY' OP   THE.   KOOTBMAY.
Acomplete Msipvy of tlie Kootenay
country, 'from fciie..earliest.days to the
present time, is lieing* c'owip-ilcd by R. T.
liOwery. JOxporieiscoc! men Avifcli valua--
ble information v.r6nld confer a favor
by sending tlieir address to tliis office.
D. A. MeDOU&ALL, M.P.P.
Yielding- to the wishes of a host of
friends and well wishers—as the story
books say—D. A. McDougall, the pro
prietpr ol the well known Leland
House, in this town, has consented to
permit his name to be placed before
the electors as a candidate for this
district in' the next provincial elections. Mr. McDougall believes he
can secure suixieient votes to place
him in the coveted position, and in
that -innocent-belief' we shall kindly
let Mm. rest undisturbed.
His platiorm will be decidedly antagonistic to that of Hon. Theodore
Davie's Goyerriment, to which, he
states, he is "opposed on principled"
Among the planks in the aforesaid
platform.are.: Canada for the Canadians, free silver \coinage and a national mint, larger grants, to roads and
all necessary public works in West
Kootenay, and a host of other beautiful and momentous subjects. He will
also appeal to the convictions of all
strictly honest Liberals, or Grits, in
The Local Legislature is summoned
to meet today, but it will be quite a
month before we will know anything
about it, thanks to our excellent postal
facilities.     ____^___       >
It\is hoped that the great canal.
built by the Dominion Government on
the Canadian side of the Sault Ste.
Marie rapids will beopened for traffic
on July 1. -.■    ,
The London Times announces that
the British Government will not be
backward with, substantial financial
assistance to the proposed cable between Vancouver and Australia, when
the opportune moment arrives. With
this assurance definite steps for the
inauguration and completion of this
most important undertaking will be
instituted without delay, and we may
expect work to begin this year.
. G-BTHING- & HENDERSON. Prows.
BONANZA CITY BOTE
SLOCAN  LAKE.
Plenty of accommodations for travellers. Good' beds and good meals.
Bar stocked with wines, liquors and
cigars.; :
John Madden, Prop. •
If  you   Have    Money   and
want to   meet   Monied
Men stop at the
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NEW DENVER, B. C.
NEW DENVER, B.C,
Rumors. are rife £ts to the early
completion of the Pilot Bay smelter,
but, according to the recent statement
of Dr. Hendryx, one of the shareholders, that contingency depends entirely
upon the question of transportation.
"We believe the operating of those
large works, much as it would benefit the Slocan country, will not begin
until such tim es as the district is
girded with railways for the conveyance of ores, but more particularly,
the C. P. R. through line to the Crow's
Nest Pass, whence the smelter will
draw its.fuel supply.
U'-fSLf*
NAKUSP, B. 0.
A. McDoii^^ II
lemak:&; BLACK,
Proprietors.
First class accommodations in" both
Room and Meals.
The Bar is well furnished with choice
wines^ liquors and cigars.
Eldorado Ave.       -     ; New Denver.
Ff
Choice    location and   commands a beautiful view   ;
of the surrounding
za'x'aj":   ; country.
ii
;■■■■■'■ When/':-you come to ^New
Denver, stop- at$.dx   yd ; ::
The Ba& is supplied with the
best brands of all kinds of
wines, liquors and cigars.
eals,
cents.
When the Dominion Parliament assembles there will be laid on the table
an immense amount of evidence relative to the impending revision of the
fiscal tariff. For some past the committee,   appointed at last session for
The Dining- Room is supplied
with all the delicacies of
the season.
Charges Moderate.
A Call. Solicited.
&i
£2
...... ,   . . the purpose,, has been holding ^onfer-
tlie country, and in this way ormsr.tc' .'■'.,, ,, .     \        ,   _■ ■».,
J' -T        °     fences wit n the various branches of the
the front the old party isms of Eastern
Canada—a truly novel feature in
British Columbia policies.
Mr. McDougall hails from the good
old Scotch county of Bruce, in northwestern Ontario, and he emphatically
asserts that-he   "will carry the .Rid
ing.
He is-\a good stump speaker
and when warmed to the subject can
talk in a manner rivaling any son of j
Erin. In educational matters he is
intensely interested, being at present
one of our public school trustees, and
in all affairs appertaining to the weal
ofthe citizens he is always well to the
front.
Such then is our local candidate's
industrial and agricultural communities, and the data thus obtained will
be utilized in the revision. Among
the list of articles the new tariff will
effect are: all raw materials used in
Y -
i manufactures^ coal oil, f amber, saw
log's, binder twiiio^eoalf etc.
Slocan Ave.
leals at all, hours. Dinner
4 to 8 p.m. Rooms warm,
clean and comfortable.
Corner  of Slocan  and El
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Proprietor.
The bar is stocked with the finest
stand, and the worst we can wish him -brands of wines, liquors and cigars.
GROCERIES and PROVISIONS at very
FRESH CANNED'.GOODS' always in stock
ow prices.
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A Ml assortment of Choice CIGARS and TOBACCOS.
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Cash Dealer In
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iroeeries,"   iroyisioiis
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our and Feed, etc.
%J€k
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LEDGE CEOPPINGS.
Mr. and Mrs. Tliomas will entertain
their friends at a ball, to be given at
the Nakusp House during the coming
week.
An  election  will   probably   take
place in afewdays for the purpose of
electing school trustees for the ensuing year.
Nakusp's herds o± vagrant swine
have been sadly diminished during
t he past fortnight to provide fresh
meat for the needy populace. Beef,
veal or mutton are almost worth their
weight in gold, and as for eggs--well,
there are none.
The Nakusp House experienced an
incipient blase on Monday afternoon.
The stovepipe, running through the
second story from the kitchen, became
disjointed, and the woodwork on the
ceiling ignited. It was fortunately
noticed in time and the fire extinguished before any damage had been
done.
The Lytton arrived down on Tuesday, with a cargo of but five tons of
merchandise. No freight has been
brought down to the lake for several
days past, the workmen on the road
being engaged covering the railway
bridges, to permit of freight teams
using the grade to Revelstoke. When
the several weeks' mail at that pia.ee
will reach here is not known, but evi
dentiy not till spring.
SPENCER & WHEELER,
SLOGAN AVE.
SSCFS*
■NAKUSP. RC;
GENERAL ME
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NELSON, B.C,
Landscape Photographers
Keep a large quantity of Architypes
and Steel Engravings in stock.
Pictures framed to orde$
[All
SUMMIT LAKE, B. O
Good accommodations for travellers.
The bar is supplied with a good
stock of W/ines, Liquors
and Cigars.
Jr.ISDALE   &   McKAY,   Proprietors.
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 B
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,
wJmaaaaU —~ut tl*l£_*Di^     tc&at ■
HARDWARE DEPT.
Grindstones & Fixtures
Crosscut & Rip Saws,
Axes and Handles,
Nails, Screws, Bolts,
Round, Flat, Square Iron
Oils,  'Paint's,'  Glass,
Horse Shoes and Nails,
Cutlery,
Glassware,
Crockery,
Stationery.'
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Miners can'get-a complete ©utflt.hera ■•'^^^g^^anftfa—7-
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ore will be 'brought to "Nakusp
steamer for Revelstoke.'-
Gold aiidYSilver .-Ledges  have
The to wn already contains
with,a'capacity, of .30,000 feet pei1
Shop and many other
Slocan  Kailroad,   Thousands of tons of
mines of the Slocan, and loaded on the
Hotels, Several Dwelling Houses, Stores, Saw]
, a' substantial Wharf, Warehouses, Blacksmith
$») k5«
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*5^-f*~.;.;.fercr..'.r ^£:r^ Its Present and Future
cisely Pourtrayed.
Something of Interest to tlie Outside
World Concerning This Place.
Beautiful Situation.
Climate, Etc.
But few towns, within the province
can lay claim to such a fine and imposing' townsite as does the future
metropolitan city of Nakusp. Situated for the most part on an extensive
and exceedingly level bench of land,
about 80 feet abovetlre surface of the
upper Arrow Lake which it overlooks,
the location of the: town is at once
healthful and coimnanding. 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
ofthe town are thousands of acres of
warm and dry, tempered aiwa\
with deligditful breezes from mountain
and lake; the wet season', in the fall
and spring short 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 frohi the
■mountains' the town is a pleasant one
to live in at all seasons of the year,
and it is peculiarly free from the disadvantages of the average mountain
town.  ■'■ .  ',   .
POPULATION AND  BUILDINGS.
Though founded but a year or so
ago, Nakusp has made rapid stridesr
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 ah opportunity to advance
the interests of the place. The buildings are chiefly frame, built in a substantial manner, generally painted,
and kept in good repair. There are
a niim ber of log structures scattered
rs! large wharves owned by the company
here are-covered by the general offices and warehouses, in the latter
being stored many thousand dollars'
worth of supplies. The company have
also located here, a hospital, presided
over by Dr.- Williamson. For the
railway there have already arrived
a locomotive* and several flat cars,
now housed till spring, when their
number will be increased. Secondly
Nakusp has connection with the, outside world bv the Nelson & Fort
Sheppard railway to the south at Nelson via Bobsoii and the C. & K. Iu;
also connection on the north with'the
main line of the G. P. E. at/Eevel-
stbke. In another year tliis place
may be reached by rail from the latter place over the E. & A. L. E., now
under   construction.    Then there   is
here and there, throughout the town,
undulating "hmcC only acting tiie1 ^^:they will soon be replaced with
axe of the industrious settler to^clear rrame'    locations point to a great
it of itsforest growth, and  raise in bllildin^,bo0^ in the spring,
place of the fir and hemlock bountiful business houses.
crops pf1 cerealsjand roots from the Within the confines of the town are
rich soil; 7 The;: la,rger portion of the a number of first -cUss business houses,
town.ite has been denuded of■■■ trees chief among which are Jordan.& Go.,
and the ground, platted into resid'en-
tiah; and ^business ; blocks, through
which run wide parallel streets and
lanes.    ■:■- ;>,   .    .-■;■%'■-,    ■■'-.'■-yd-:
HEALTHFUL,-SURROUNDINGS.
So far as health is concerned, the
citizens of the town ■ are peculiarly
blessed. ; The elevation of the land
gives an easy and perfect drainage
into the lake, and it is a noted fact
that no matter how heavy the rainfall may be, the soil readily absorbs
the moisture, leaving nothing more
to be-desired.d) The strip of beach
land between the lake and bench,
several hundred feet in width, has a
gradual slope, tlia/t easil y 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 dyna-
mos, 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-go away are a number of little lakes of pure spring water; so that
it will be seen that Nakusp is particularly well off in that respect.
, climate.
The climate of Nakusp is   very
moderate aud even. The summers are
Inland Construction Co., Cummings
& Co.,   BouriieABros.; Nakusp News
Go., J. Ehrmanhtraut, etc. 'UOf hotels
there are five, each h&ving; accommodation for many guests;/ the bars
are   well stocked   and   the  dining
rooms well managed.    These hostel-
rie's are named: Nakusp House, U. S.
Thomas, proprietor;  Madden House,
owned by II. Madden; Le(} and House,
by D. A.   McDougall;  Columbia, by
Corning & Eodd; and Prospect, by J.
T.' Nault. . Th ere 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 demonstrate?, and
the citizens are proud of it.
communications.
Under this head comes first the Nakusp & Slocan railway, now being
built into the heart of therich and
famous Slocan mining . district less
than two score miles awav. Many
hundreds of men have been employed
011 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. Bv this road the
bulk of general business will travel,
as affording the cheapest and speediest avenue of ingress and egress. The
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
sourceselicits the fact, thatconsiderable
capital will be forthcoming ere' long
to develope the latent mineral wealth
in the mountains hard hy 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
the wagon road to, the head of Slocan works here by an English party of
lake from whence New Denver and means and experience during the
all   Other   interior  points   may   be | coming season. This in itself is irirpor-
reached easily and quickly. The C.
P. E. have lately put in a branch of
the telegraph line, anu messages may
be sent out either north and south.
Six steamers ply here in the summer
with but two in winter.
d'~-      .distributing centre.
Nakusp cis 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
warehouses and wharves.    A glance
at the,niap of the district will convince anyone that tliis must of necessity be" the "]case.    Here, too, the railroad and navigation companies, will
have their main offices, and the heads
of families employed  by them will
locate their families in this place? ■';■
agriculture and mining.
In both these contingencies Nakusp
is pre-eminently blessed  above her
neighbors.    SurroUriding   the., -town
are many thousands of acres of good
fanning 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
is open for settlement and certain to
yield big returns.    While all this is
directly   tributary   to   Nakusp  and
bound to substantiate her growth in
coining years,  there is the famou
Fire Valley, to the south, the rancher
of r/hich 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 to-wn, but the
mountains have been1 but partially
tarit,. 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 on Nakusp,; with a
view to locating—Amcrica'h parties
chiefly—and who can foretell the size
and. affluence of,the city of a few years
hence that will have taken the place
of the infantile town of today?   In
Nakusp will be erected the repair and
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 jDlace
offers special inducements to manu-'
facturers, and they will  not be slow
to grasp them. No other place in this
country ,givcs better proof of stability
and progress than does this town, and
those who have invested here   are
confident that their money has been
well placed; aiid no other place presents such excellent opportunities to
capital for profitable enterprises.   '
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 & SPEOULE,   Proprietors.
ye note.,
10 MILES FROM KASLO.
Accommodations for travellers. Good
stables.     The bar is stocked with,
choice  liquors and cigars.   Pack
train in connection with the house.
Goods  taken to any part of the
mountains,
Mcdonald beos., Props. _? i
muwJUKfUWSHJS/i. !*■ il
£Suii_S^ii3>:fe»S&
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LIFE IN NAKUSP.
R Moore took his departure for
Eevelstoke on Monday.
For anything in drugs write to the
Slocan Drug Co., Kaslo. t
The Lytton had a small passenger
list up on Friday morning.
The sleigh road between New Denver and Kaslo is in bad shape.
Dr. Williamson was laid up the
greiter part of last; week with la
grippe.
J. Madden contemplates removing
his hotel from the liead of the lake to
Wilson Creek, a
Captain Estabrooks is again in command of the steamer W. Hunter, after
several days'illness.
J. T, Ns-iilt's team of greys, is; engaged In the freighting business to
the head of Slocan Lake.
Fire nearly destroyed the Bowen
House at Three Forks last week. A
portion of the roof was burned.
Bert Crane, of Three Forks, has
been renewing his acquaintances in
town during the past, few days.
When in Kaslo stop at the Great
Northern Hotel. Eates reasonable.
Headquarters for.:' Hudson Bay Co. 's
goods..; :,       : t
The heavy storms of last week,
played havoc with : the telegraph
wire's, .'-'which were'prostrated in every
direction, a :
Three patients are at present receiving treatment in the hospital/
None of the cases, however, are considered dangerous.
Many -.j enquiries' have been made
during the week for vacant stores
and houses. The hotels are full, and
business generally is good.
R. Vernier,.- erstwhile of the Madden
House, put liis house in order and departed for Perksville on Tuesday, intending to stay all winter.
A dance was to have taken place
at the. Columbia on Tuesday night,
but much to the disappointment ofthe
young people it did no .'■ trail spire.
Still another, hotel for Wilson
Creek. This will be built by J. T.
Nault in the spring. He is getting
the necessary material into shape.
Y'' f.
Kaslo's fire department has received
a new hook and ladder truck.    A
hose house is to be built by the city
council on corner of Front and Fourth
streets.
The dump:carts and other grading
paraphernalia used by the various
contractors on tlie railway, are being
brought in and stored at the company's
headquarters.
Game is reported to be scarce in
the surreunding country. Trappers
expect to make a haul of small fur-
bearing animals in tlie latter part- of
February and March.
G.-Hardy and a companion, who
have been trapping on Hall creek,
came in yesterday with a large and
varied pack of furs, including some
magniHcent beaver pelts.
Early Saturday morning the ceiling
in the sitting room of the Madden
House caught fire from an overheated
stovepipe. A few pails of water sufficed to remove the danger.
Almost the entire population of
Perksville, a thriving little hamlet at
the lower end of the Narrows, came
up last Thursday evening, in charge
of Commander J. Dawson.
A. Wil'son, manager, of Bourne Bros',
general store, will shor tl y pack liis
grip arid depart for his old home in
Merrie England, eventually winding-
up in the gold fields of South Africa.
J. G: McLean, contractor, has rented the office formerly occupied by T.
Abriel, for a short time, so that those
parties desirous of transacting business will have no trouble in locating
!-him'f' '■'-,.'.■ ■   . '",'•  ■'■■   ,'.«'.:
It is purposed to hold a number of
political meetings in town during the
ensuing months, to discuss the situation in the province. Delegates will
also be appointed to attend the com
ventiqn in Nelson next Apri1.
, Owing to the great mass of snow,
the roof of the railway locomotive
shed caved caved in Friday night.
Workmen were at once erii;cloyed and
order quickly replaced chaos.; No
damag'e was done to the engine, d
Friday and Saturday a detennined
thaw set in, followed by rain, causing
the top layers of snow to disappear in
short order; and, at the same1 time,
making the hearts of the residenters
quake lest a portion of their premises
might collapse. r      "       ,
There are at present nine men employed on the Government works at
the Narrows. They expect to complete the improvements for this year
in about one week. Navigation will
be benefited considerably by what
has already been done.
J. G. McLean having finished his
grading contract on the railway, his
workmen have been crowding into
town, awaiting the return ofthe paymaster. The men, who are mostly
Swedes, have' been making Rome
howl with a vengeance.
The Ledge man, together with
many of the habitants, has received
a neatly printed invitation to attend
a midwinter ball, to be given in
Cheney's new hall, at Three Forks,
tomorrow evening. Unfortunately
the walking member of the staff is
touring in another part of .the province at present, else a determined
effort would be made to attend. However, thanks are forthcoming nevertheless.
Application for Liquor License
ATOTICE is hereby given that Thirty Days from
A    date I intend to apply to the Gold Commis-
sellLi
^ioner for a License to
New Denver, Tec. 20th, 1893
iquor at Sandon. B.C.
A. COCHRANE.
Opposite      --       Prospect House.
FIRST CLASS WORK GUARANTEED
E. J. WINYAF?D,
: ".'. Proprietor.
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"Proprietor.
GENERAD   MERCHANTS
REAL ESTAT]
AND
DEALEBS  IN
FECIAL ATTENTION
GIVEN,TO TIE SALE
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