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Vol. 1. No. 40.
NAKUSP, .B. C, JULY 5, 1894.
Price Ten Cents.
Front ,Stri»«i-, West,
Kaslo, 15, C,
Largest and  Most   Com-
"tock   in   the   Kootenay
House    .
Nakusp,   U. C,
The Bar is stocked with
Wine-, Liquors, and Cigars.
the linest brands of
.   " NAKUSP, B. C, ;~
* i
Corning. & Rodd, Props.
Still Attracts Numerous Parties to
Cariboo  Creek.
Another week, has passed with the
denizens of the Cariboo creek placer
fields, iaid while the events transpiring have not been by any-; means
startling, yet they have sufficed to
give to the camp an air of stability
that certainly appears to be justified.
From a mere handful of men -the number has increased to a hundred, which
will be still more increased from day
to clay. On Wednesday night; last
H. Madden; W. Parker, R. & Burton
and S. Walker returned : to town,
bringing with .them gome fine' colors
obtained by panning, and ■ their advent started afresh the" excitement.,
Others have returned since ' for supplies, and they have all brought encouraging imports.    .        /  .   •:
While here the first-named presented to J. M. Kelhc, M.P.P., a largely
signed petition praying the Goye'rn-
ment to denote a certain sum of money
tO' build a trail into tlie territory from
the mouth of Trout creek'.'' This Mr.'
Kellie undertook to obtain and- it is
iy. The principal claims thus formed, apart from the Discovery mentioned last week, are the Crown and
Sceptre, located by a party of eight
from Waneta; and the Lady Sampson
owned by a local company, with
which H.' Madden, W. C. Sampson,
L. Dansereau, C. H. Osier and others
are identified. On the Crown and
Sceptre the most work has been done,
and theowners being experienced men
they hope to be able to commence
sluicing in a few days, and thus obtain results setting at rest all fears as
to the permanency of the camp.
, So far as indications go there is no
reason to doubt but that the strike is
The  Nakusp Public School Figures
The bar is stocked with the finest
brands of wines;; liquors
and cigars.
Good accommodations for travellers.
The bar is supplied with a good
stock of Wines, Liquors
and Cigars. •
RISDALE ;•: &  McKAY,   Proprietors.
Beautifully situatcu ttn -(he Lake shore at the entrance to the best and shortesi.road to the Slocan
raines and New Denver. The best fishing, and
hunting in the district, with grand boating- and
sketching facilities fcr tourists and artists. The
bar is supplied wit. the best brands of wines
liquors and cigars, '.'.'he accommodations of the
'Hotel are the beat.
expected he will get'authority to
commence operations next week.
The intervening country is-very favorable to roads, having been cleared
of undergrowth -by forest.,fires. On
Friday J. Darraugli took another .petition to Nelsou asking the Gold'Commissioner to lay over- -the Cariboo
creek-claims for two mohths^blfcatise'
of extreme high water, which debars
the holders from washing the bottom
gravel. A lay-river was granted until July 15 by Commissioner Goepel,
who will visit the diggings this week
and see what is best to be done for
the general welfare of the camp.
It has been a great surprise to the
recorder at New Denver where all
the money is coming from that he is
receiving for licenses and record fees.
Last week he took in upwards of $200
all resultant upon the gold excitement.   Every descending boat  has
conveyed a new detachment   from
Nakusp and other   points to Trout
creek,   particularly so on- Tuesday.
Last Friday morning the Illecillewaet
specially chartered for the occasion,
conveyed to the new town,   Burton
City, that is springing up at the Narrows, several thousand feet of lumber
and tons of supplies,   besides having
a passenger list of 18.    II. Madden, is
putting up an hotel at the mouth of
Trout creek, to be finished this week.
W. Parker has erected a restaurant
and is doing a good business, in addition to handling literature,  fruit,
etc., and one of the members of the
colored society in town has opened a
laundry    Local parties are also contemplating putting in a general store
at the same point.   At the junction
of Grouse and; Cariboo creeks,  B. C.
Rodd's hotel is well under way and
will be ready for occupation in another
At the gold fields proper, everythng
is in the initial stage at present, although preparations are rapidly pro
secuting towards development. The
bulk of the prospectors form themselves into companies, and in this way
work more expeditiously and cheapr
a very rich one. Washings have
been made over an extent of country
covering 28, miles and in each instance colors were obtained. This
was the case even to th": mouth of
Trout creek. The bed rock of Cariboo creek inclines away from the
current and thus serves to catch all
particles that wash down. In the
crevices along high water mark,
small nuggets, somtimes as large as
a finger nail and about as thin, have
been, pinched out, while from the
sediment on the rock shelves,, the
colors have been freely extracted.
Ih several places trial* shafts have
been sunk in the gravel and the same
returns continue. At the mouth of
Grouse creek is believed to be the best
N. Demers, one of the discoverers, is
working hard to find the ledge, from
which-the washings come, and he is
of the opinion that he has found either
the mother lode, or a companion
quartz vein. With the discovery and
development of quartz mines as well
as placer, the camp will devolve into
one of the best in,the country. New
men are constantly going in, several
from Trail creek.' What is wanted
at this particular time is experienced
men and low water.
Shot Putting  Contest.
A shot-putting contest took place on
Tuesday evening, on Broadway,
between Archie Carrie and Sandy
McDonald, tor $50 a side and an
additional bet of $5. At the end of
three throws, Currie led with a record
of 33 feet 10_ inches.. Then a dispute
arose, as to the number of throws, being ended with an agreement to add
two more. The result then stood with
McDonald in the lead at 34 feet 5
Arrival of Funds.
Tuesday's boat brought in D. McGillivray, whose advent in town has
been expected for some time. He
brought in considerable coin, with
which to liquidate the liabilities of
theT..C.& D. Co. In the afternoon he
made a tour of inspection over the
railway, in company with Supt.
White and Chief Engineer Osier.
W^ork will be prosecuted with redoubled energy, in order to reach
the head of Slocan lake in ten days
and to Three Forks by August. All
spikers, men on iron cars and good
able men are being paid $2 a day.
Dominion Day was celebrated in
good style at Revelstoke, the sports
being numerous and well-contested.
The long summer term has ended
and the teacher and pupils of the Nakusp Public School have scattered in
various directions for a well-earned
vacation.     On Friday   the   closing
ceremonies took place before a large
audience ofthe parents and friends of
the pupils.    The schoolroom had been
tastefully decorated with ferns' and
wild flowers, bouquets of which occupied the prominent positions, presenting a pleasing appearance, and shedding forth a   delightful,  fragrance.
Shortly after 2 o'clock Miss Caldwell,
who had dispensed with a review of
the lessons because of the length of. ,
the piogramme, called  upon her pupils for the initial number—an instrumental  selection   by ' the orchestra.
Gle< s,   choruses, songs,, readings, recitations and   dialogues followed in
quick   succession,    each   performer
acquitting himself or herself creditably. The programme ended, speeches
were   made   by   the  Trustees and
others, commendatory of the entertainment afforded and eulogistic of '
the  training received  by tlie pupils
from their lady principal.    Mr. McDougald, as chairman  of the School
Board, extended a warm invitation
to Miss Caldwell to return to Nakusp
after her vacation, expressing himself'.
as well satisfied with her tutelage in
the past.     "
Saturday morning a number oi the
electors turned out for tlie purpose of
selecting- a new   board  of trustees.
The retiring board, Messrs. McDougald, Jordan and Muirhead, gave an
account of their stewardship during
the past eight months.    An excess of
liabilities of upwards   of $50  was
shown by   the   financial   statement
over  the' assets, with  a  somewhat
doubtful outlook for payment, as tie
Government only allows $40 per year
year for incidentals. D. A. McDougald
was appointed chairman of the meeting and F.   W.   Jordan score! ary, in
accordance with  the statutes,   and
nominations  asked,   Messrs. McDougald,   Jordan,    Fauquier,    Bourne,
Serson, and Nault being put up for
election.    The contest which followed
was sharp enough, the ladies turning:
out in ferc« to assert their rights.   At
the close of the poll the result stood:
D. A. McDougald and F. W. Jordan,
21.each; F., G.Fauquier, 15; Frank
Bourne, 14; J. T. Nault, 4; J. Serson,
1.   The first three were then declared
duly elected.
Lithe afternoon the parents and
friends of the children excurted to
the canyon, where they held the first
picnic of the season, as a compliment
to Miss Caldwell. The usual order
of tilings attendant upon such plea •
sant affairslvere gone through, it being dusk .when the party returned.
Regarding tifte,-. new schoolhouse to
be erected here by^the Government,
Mr. McDougald received a communication from Supt. Pope during the
week, stating that the boundaries of
the new district would appear in the
next Gazette. Following closely upon this was an intimation that the
Department desired a deed of the
site for the proposed structure.
Mr. Mara Endeavors to Get it Placed
on the Free List.
In a recent debate in the House of
ofthe tariff, J. A. Mara, M.P. for this
constituency, spoke as follows in support of his claim for the free importation of mining machinery:-—
Mining and smelting machinery
imported prior to the 16th day of May,
1896, which is at the time ot its importation of a class and kind not manufactured in Canada.    Free.
Mr. MARA.     When  tie  Government in 1890 decided that mining machinery not made in Canada should
be placed on the free list, the Minister
- of Finance stated- that the object was
to encourage the mining industry by;
offering the freest market for procuring the most modem machinery, and
he also stated, that the most ■ liberal
construction would be placed on the
wording of the" act.    So far as British
Columbia is concerned I am sorry to
say that the benefits that were expected have not been realized.    We
feel that a liberal construction has
not been placed on  that act in many
cases; instead of a free and liberal
construction, we feel that a harsh and
restricted   ■interpretat;ion.;.-;has'  been
placed on the act, that it has hot stimulated the development of our mines,
and'only to a limited extent have we
Been afforded'a free market for tlie
purchase of modern miningYmachin-;
ery.    From a return laid before the
House a few days ago,   I find that
during the  three years,:'1891-3,; the
total value of mining.niachinery admitted into Canada free of duty was
$227,448,. of which  |79,847 was received by Ontario, £55,999 b v 'Quebec;
$53,081 by Nova: Scotia, $46,-043 by
New Brunswick,   $20,426   by Manitoba, and   only   116,199   by' British
Columbia-.    I believe a considerable
portion ofthe  machinery credited  to
Manitoba was. entered for British Columbia, but even taking the whole of,
it, it only amounts to about |363C30,
or an average of |12,0CO a  year. , I
am not prepared  to .state how many
applications have been made during
those years, but from the many communications Jhave; received I, am
satisfied that the machinery;'admitted
free of duty was small in comparison
they, are nearer the capital. They
can get the ear of the Controller of
Customs, their grievance can be more
easily made known to him than ours
at a distance of 2,5C0 or 3,CC0 miles,
and their difficulties are more easily
adjusted. ■"'..-■',.
It occurred to me that there were
Commons, jQttawa, upon the revision | tLree plans by which we might get
over the difficulty.    One is: To ask
that all mining machinery be admitted free, but in interviews which the
British Columbia members had with
the   Minister of Finance, we   were
clearly told   that  the   Government
could not permit that, and I am free
to admit that there are many objections to it.;    One is that; it would be
almost impossible to define what min-
. ing machinery is.    A hammer or saw
'would be entitled to free entry just
as  much   as a   boiler, or a pick or
a  "shovel  a;sA an   engine.     I    can
also see-where it would be difficult to
arrange this, because the local merchant or trader would have . to pay
the duties on   everything  that   he
keeps   in  stOckj while  the" mining
man, by making a declaration, would
be able  to get in the same articles
free of duty,  and   that would  not
work!   Another course tliat suggested
itself to my mind .was that mining
machinery that was hot manufactured in the province where it is to be
used should be admitted! free; but
that is objected to also, on the ground
of sectionalism. -Then,; a- third plan
suggested  itself, and .. that .is, to append a list of mining machinery that
will be useful in the;development of
gold or silver and  copper mines.    I
have made out a listof this machinery
which I intend to submit; to^the committee and to ask them whether it
would not be advisable to amend the
item as it stands at present by adding
these articles    I have placed on this
list, "The Bridgman   ore   sampling
machine," which is not made in Canada
but is suited for prospecting -and developing mines not already open.    Also,
"All concentrating,    refining,   and
amalgamating  machinery  and   appliances" for the treatment of gold,
silver and copper ores." d I may state
that none of these are manufactured
in Canada-"and I suggest that they
should be;made free.
!  Mr.: WALLAQE.    Are there none
of the ore sampling iiiachines made
in '.Canada,?!.--.. ■.."■'■:'■■ ■
Mr.   MARA.     Froni the  best  in-
j formation I can obtain, I believe that
no machines for sampling galena or
with the applications made. I believe-jgokl quartz ore are made in Canada
at the time-', that it. was^ the intention {Then there is the "Tremaine stamp
ofthe Government fo place a liberal jniil]," a small and cheap machine
construction on that act, but dlfficnl- which is yery useful; also, " Fors-
ties arose in interpreting  k, and un-! tor's ore breakers,"awhich"..are.pecu^
fortunately I think the Government.
■ appiied to th e -manufacturers"'to 'pro-'
vide'them with a list of machinery
made in Canada. In that list they
enumerated almost every article of
m;ning machinery under the sun.
For instance, take concentrating in a-
chincry for iron and other metals. I
am 'informed that in the Dominion
■thereis no foundry or .nianufactur'y
that can or has  made complete con
centrating machinery for the treatment of gold, silver, and cornier ore.
It is'true'that they have-manufactured--such, machinery that will treat
iron ore,.'but none that will treat the
precious metals; but the list, which
was placed in the bands of the collector.^ and is an instruction to them'and-
is for .their guidance, covers concentrating machinery for .-the precious as
well as the base metals. I find that
in the-eastern provinces mining men
have the i^ame difficulties to contend
with that we have experiencec
they are fortunate in the fact that
liarl-y adapted to gold mining, and
wl'rich'.have, introduced many economics in. tlie. treatment of ores.' That is
not made ' here. Then there are
''Water jacket furnaces for galena
and silver ores," none of which are
made here./ I believe there is a fur
naco for .copper.ore', manufactured in
Sherbrooke, but none for galena or
gold ores. Then, again, "Root's
Wm. Hunter.
W  C. McKinnon.
New Denver and Silvertoo.
All kinds of Miners' supplies kept constantly in stock.
Everything new about the house ex-
. <cept the whisky and landlord.
Everybody gets a hearty
welcome and plenty
to eat.
Gorman West,
to as
Parties having good Mln=
?irst. That we hold as reprehensible the practice of appomting non-residents to official positions
in interior (listriets,aiid we jnaiiitam tlmt all officer,
spiral ri vetted water pipe,"
and all special lines of piping, manufactured for hydraulicing, and steel
plates and rivets used in the maim
facture of hydraulic pipes. My object in putting steel plates and rivets
used' in the manufacture of
pipes for hydraidicing on the list
is this: That it'Would be unfair to admit all piping free of duty, and not
admit the raw material. In British
Columbia    considerable     hydraulic
piping   has beeii manufactured,    and j and'tlnough it an 'insidious poison is disseminated
nnr,prnithe  manufacturers    I  'am   informer!     that in time will find its Avay through the. whole.
uavLiAi   -.^  *- ~<^^ <-'-,   J-   ciLJi   iiiiOJ meO;    gystem of tlie jj0(jv politic: therefore, we favor tlie'
3d, blltp1'^  not arraiCt Of Competition if they   enactment of general laws that will reduce to a J
Third. The interests of the .province were not
safeguarded in the agreement between the Government and the Nakusp and Slocan Railway ^Company, and the policy of the Government in pledg-
-lngtlie credit of the province, in order that speculative companies may profit thereby, is to be condemned.
Fourth. After making provision for the payment ef the running expenses of the Government,
expenditures should be confined solely to the building and betterment of wagon roads and other
works that are for tlie free use and benefit of the
public at large, leaving to private enterprise the
constructionand operation of railways and other
undertakings for the use of which the public are
required to pay.
Fifth. The speedycadjustment of the differences
between the province and the Dominion, to the end
that the land'in tiie-railway belt along the Canadian Pacific Railway be thrown open to settlement
under tlie land laws' of the province; the amendment of the Land Act so that it will be an amicable contract between the province and the settler;
eliminating ail discretionary" powers of the Chief,
Commissioner of Lands and Works; also amending
■it so as to nermit tiie outright purchase ef small
tracts in all unsurveyed mountainous districts.
Sixth.. The limber lands of the province should
be held in trust for the future use of its people, and
not handed over under long leases, to speculative
mill owners as a saleable asset.
Seventh.   The development of the mining in- .
dustry should not be hampered by legislation that-
. makes the procurement of titles to surface rights
{ impossible; that levic^ unequal-tj'xation on working
!no.     rjasmc   *tf\   <r1fc= i miner?; and that makes,it difficult to compel de-
111^      W'lsa.flill^    kvi   «£»    j linquent co-owners to pay their share of the assessment work: therefore we favor the repeal of sections 8 and 45a of tiie Mineral Act and a revision of
the sections relath g to mining partnerships.
Eighth.   The passage, of an act whereby water
rights, for any specific purpose may be obtained as
readily as such rights arc iiow obtained for mining
j purposes under the provision of the Mineral Act.
Ninth. The establishment of a land registry for
West Kootenay district.
Tenth. The holding in Kootenay district of
terms of the comity court at- short intervals; extending the power to issue capias to registrars of
. county courts in districts where there are no resi-
I dent judges; and tlie passage of an act that will allow the collection of small debts in courts composed
of justices of the peace.
Eleventh. Tiie extortion to.which laborers on
railway construction and other works are compelled to submit, -through (lie issuance of timecbecks,
is alike discreditable to tiie men who profit by such
\ practices" and to the'Government that makes no effort to render such, practices impossible.- The issuance of non-hegotiable time checks should beniade
a punishable offence, and. the issuance of negotiable time checks should only bo allowable under a
laSv that vvoTi'd safeguard tiie rights'■of. the party to
whom they'arc'issued. ,
Twelfth.   Contractors  and   sub-contractors on
railways should have a means of got ring'speedy, .
redrew from unjust classification and .unfair mea-
S snrcment, of work by the appointment oi an official
j arbitrator who shalfbe a practical engineer.
|" Thirteenth.- Tlie Government is to'be condemned for the passage of a redistribution act flint is not
| uniform in its provisions, and by which rcprcscn-
jj'tiition is .neither based on popr.iatkn
j strength nor contributed revenue.
pose of should apply
For Member of the Legislative Assembly for the South. Riding of
the West Kootenay District:
Platform Adopted in Convention.
WHEREAS the men who upbuilt the Dominion
VI     of Canada were not of one nativity, and if a
healthy, patriotic sentiment is to prevail,.and only
by the"growth of such a sentiment' can Canada
take a place among the English-speaking nations
the responsibilities of government must bo en-
where practicable,' should be filled bj
of the district wherein ■the official per
:f rSents of" I So™  Kootenay
forms duty.    | hereby aceept_the v
Second.   Special and private legislation not only
consumes too great a part of the time that should
be devoted to the consideration of public, measures,
but it leads to practices that, tend-to lessen conn
deuce in tlie integrity of the Legislative Assembly,
Nelson, April 17th, 1894.
CoNVENT.ro>:—Gentlemen: I
nomination foi" member of the
Legislative Assembly tendered me'by'the delegates
assembled in convention, at Nelson "on the 14fh instant ; and il elected I will use my best endeavors
to carry out the principles of the platform adopted
by the conventiony believing thero to be iu the interest of all those that favor good government.
Thanking you and the delegates for the honor conferred; I am respectfully yours,
[Continued on'next page.J
minimum  special legislation and do  away with
private legislation altogether.
R. F. Green, Esq., Chairman.
J. A. Turner, Secretary.
32-tf. can get the raw material,   the plates
and- rivets admitted free; of duty.   I
have also put on this list,   " Hydraulic motors, Bleichert; Hallidies, and
Lidgerwood  wire   rope,    tramways
and cableways,   and diamond pros-
-    pecting   drills."    In'.,-,the Kooteiiav
'.    country, in the Toad Mountain, Slocan
and Ainsworth districts,    the mines
are past the prospecting stage; many
..of'them are developed','..' and   I ana
.   happy to say are shipping ores. Dur-
■„■;,. ing the last* year over 3,000 tons of
ore were hauled on the   snow and
shipped to American sine]tors at a
cost of ft-om 825 to $40 a ton.    This
year when rail ways tap that section
of country I believe that shipments
will inciease tenfold;    To illustrate
the value of some of these mines-I
• will give the returns from a few of the
companies. The Mountain Chief Co.
shipped over 300 tons, averaging 130
ozs, in silver, and 70 per cent lead;
Blue1 Bird shipped 300 tons, averaging
134 ozs. in silver and 71 percent lead;
tlie Noble Five shipped 350 tons, averaging 150 ozs. in silver and 69 per
. cent lead; the Dardanelles shipped
150 tons, ranging from 284- to 322 ozs.
in silver, and from 26 to 30 per ceut
lead.   Of course these  mines shipped
• only what is called shipping ore, in
many cases hand picked; but for one
ton of shipping- ore now in sight in
these claims, there arc 100 tons of
concentrating • ore.     In   one claim,
• the Slocan Star, there have already
been proved to be over 12,0C0 tons of
concentrating ore. 'When we have
such valuable deposits of concentrating ore in this Slocan district, I think
it is the duty of the Government to
assist in every, possible way the development of these mines by admit-
ing mining machinery freeV When
we find that $227,488 worth of mining-
machinery was admitted free of duty
in the last three years,  we can see
* that the manufacturers on the one
hand have not been injured, nor on
the other hand has the revenue suffered to any great extent. We may
reasonably assume that of this
amount a large proportion would
not have been imported if mining
machinery had not been placed upon
the free list. I submit to the committee this proposition, for which I ask a
favorable consideration, namely, to
add the following* articles, without
restriction or limitation, to the free
The Bridgman ore sampling machine.
All    concentrating,   refining   and
amalgamating machinery and appliances for the treatment of gold, silver
. .and copper ores.
Huntingdon's centrifugal roller
quartz mill for gold and silver ores.
The Tremaine stamp mill.
■...     Forster's ore breakers., -
Water Jacket furnaces for galena
and silver ores. s'- _'•■■.    * • / .",;.'.-
■..'■ .-Root's.patent spiral Lrivetted. -water
pipe, and all special lines of piping
manufactured for hydraulicing. And
steel plates and rivets usCcl in the
manufacture of hydraulic pipes.
Hydraulic monitors.
Bleichert,  Hallidies   and  Lidger-
wood wire rope, tramways and cablc-
■ "' ways.;
Diamond prospecting drills.
Mr. IVES. Do you claim that
wire rope is not made in Canada? .
Mr. MARA;' Wire rope is made in
Canada, but there are . aerial tramways suited to mountain districts.that
are not made in Canada, and no
mountain company would purchase
an aerial tramway made in Canada
when they can get one that is peculiarly suited to their work.
"" j_u...»i'iuniied-on page seven.]
<J. .'_R._ IITW_A«N1
Revelstoke Station,
ARTISTIC Work executed on shortest possible
notice.     '-,  ,
,. i .  ■-.     -y      •   '■ ' JT   '
Mining ;Engiiieermg.-.:
Assay <fe Mining- Offices:
Vancouver, B.C.
A LL  hinds of Analytical, Assay  and Mining
li.   Work undertaken. '
Superintendent of the Cassel Gold Extracting1
Co., Ltd., of Glasgow, whose Experimental Works
are at Vancouver, B.C.
All kinds of Ore4 purchased on a Cash Payment
Revelstoke   Station,  B. C,
Have their Branch Stores at
Thomson's  T^EtincLizig '
&s Troirt I-rajSLes Oit_/-
'       ■ *
Well supplied with Prospectors' and Miners' Out-
Electoral District of Kootenay, West,
North RiCtiiig":
To Wit:
DUJBLTC Notice if herchy given to tlie Elector*
1.     of the Electoral District of Kootenay,'We&t,
Iv.rth lading-, that, in accordance win1- 1'er Majesty's Writ t<-. me directed, and bearing date the
second day of June, in tlie year of Our Lord one.
thousand eight hundred and ninety-four, I require
the pretence of the «.ul Elector;-, at the Government Office, Revelstoke, on the second day of July,
at 12 o'clock, noon- for the purpose of electing one
person to represent them in the Legislature of this
The mode of Nomination of Candidates shall be
as follows:—
The Candidates shall be Nominated in -writing;
the writing shall be subscribed by two registered
voters in the District aspropo?c-r and seconder, and
by three' other. registered voters of the said District as assenting- to the Nomination, and shall be
delivered to the Returning Officer at any time between the date of the Proclamation and one p.m.
of the day of the Nomina tion, and in the event'of a
noli.being necessary such .poll will be open on- the
seventeenth day of July, at ..,'■'"
Government Office, Revelstoke.
Government Office, Nakusp
Record Office, lUechlowaet
Lamey's ftore. Thomson's Landing
Glacier House
Record Office, Trail Creek
Robson Hotel, Robson
Jno. Bang's House,' Fire Valley'
S. Walker's House, Trout Creek
Sanderson's Hotel, Hot -Spring:.?
Cunnnings' Hotel, Hall's Landing
Record Office','. Trout Lake
Game's creek Mining Co.'s building
Government Store, Downie creek
•    Consolation Mine, French creek
of which every person is hereby required to take
notice and govern himself accordingly.
Given under my hand at Revelstoke, the twoi.ty-
second day of June, one thousand eight hundred
and ninety-four. ' .
Returning Officer.
®        __bs
Wholesale Dealers in'■■■.Oranges, Lemons, Apples, Bananas,
and all kinds of Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, Butter, Eggs,
Nuts, Candy, Gigars, Etc.    The largest  Shippers in  the
"■"'  a ; '■..'.•'■'■  --'.;'"  Northwest.
518 and 520 First avenue, Spokane, WasL
*^*m ri'^ rr-^r" *—~*f
The proprietor  has on hand
£«t%«a rj*.ASi jji'jwu
iaa   R«J    |«is»
In lengths of from 12 to 50 feet.    Any kind
of Bill stuff can be cut at short notice.
(000,000 FT. ROUetl LUIViBEB; 590,000 FT. DRESSED LUMBER
Shingles, Laths, Mouldings, Turned Posts and
Bailasters, Brackets. Etc. .Two Carloads
Sash and Doors; Two Carloads Dry Fir
. Clear Flooring, 4iru; One Carload Dry Fir
Clear Ceiling; 4 ,Carloads of Clear Cedar,
for Finish.; One Carload Glass, Paints, Oils,
etc., including' Fancy Griass,Wood Stains, etc..
Revelstcke  Station,   13. O.
Dealer  in  Household   Furniture.
„3T Agent for Singer Sewing Machines.
Of Swansea ana vVigan,
Analytical Chemist and Assayer.
The oldeso and most experienced
.Assayer-in.the Province.
Plenty of .accoinmodations for travellers. Good beds and good meals.
Bar stocked with wines, liquors and
John -Madden, Prop.
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 tlie
Mcdonald beos., Props,
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Published every Thursday.
R.    T.    LOWERY,    EDITOR    AXD
oxk vkah '. £_.oo
TraiHie'it AdvertiYinjr, 25 cents per line first insertion, 10 cunt-* per line subsequent insertions,
n.-vMiarej] nien.-u:vmi-;d.
CorrealKiiidenee from every pari of I he Kootenay
District and communications upon Jive topics
.thvays acceptable. Write on both sides of the
paper if yon mjYJi. Always send Fomethinfr irood.
no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it
i- Jiot, and we will do the rest.
THURSDAY,  JULY. 5, 1894.
Cn Saturday next a majority of the
constituencies will be called upon to
select each a representative to the
Legislative Assembly for the next
four years. What the result will be'
is difficult to foretell, but allowing* a
liberal discount for the colored and
biased opinions voiced by the daily
press on either side of the fence, we
would gamble a nickel that the popular .vote will be in the Government's
favor. Laying aside all claim to
superior executive ability, die Ministerialists have a strong point in
their favor by reason of their known
progressive policy. Tlieir treatment
ofthe new and rapidly developing:
outlying districts has beeirwell calculated to foster andN further the
handiwork of the settler, be he a
mining man or a tiller of the soil.
•West Kootenay has experienced this
particularly, though W. AT. Brown
would have it otherwise, rather that
public moiiies had been recklessly
The result on • Saturday will have
a great effect on the subsequent contests in the three Kootenays and the
Lilloocts, and none more so than in
this riding. Here it will militate
strongly against tlie candidate of the
losing side, as it is, from a mercenary
and selfish view, much better for a
Vancouver, .when the Premier utterly
repudiated the assertion. • British
Columbia wants no sectional strife
within her borders, and her true safeguard against religious intolerances
rests with her present system of education, which, we trust, will long
Ontario electors have again decreed
that Sir Oliver Mowat shall manage
the affairs of that province, which
position he has occupied with undoubted ability for 22 years. The latest
returns obtainable show that out of a
total .of DS seats the Liberals captured
48; Conservatives, 28; Patrons of Industry, 1 '; Protestant Protective Association, 2; the remainder not heard
from. Two prominent Government
men suffered defeat: Hon. W. Harty
in Kingston, and Hon. T. Ballantyne,
Speaker, in South-Perth. ..
The life of the editor of the Revel-
elstoke Mail must ]be one no one would
envy. The paper he manages is
owned by a stock company composed
of citizens of the town. Each one has
a string to pull, and although some
of them cannot tell an Italic space
when they see it they imagine that
they know all about the newspaper
business and' worry the editor accordingly: We have never known a
.stock company to mako. a success of a
local paper and we will be much surprised if the Revelstoke company
breaks the rule. In the meantime
the editor sits on tho fence, out of the
reach of Brown's muzzle.
T ■
Only one Independent candidate,
Sam Greer of Vancouver, is in the
field for political honors at the approaching election. All the other
candidates are either straight Oppo
sitioii or Government. Greer places
Jiis personal affairs first, and those ofthe Province, second. At a recent
meeting called to advance his cause,
his Opposition confreres failedto appear
and the three Government candidates
were induced to speak for five min
utes each and finally captured .the
meeting. Poor Sammy! He has hard
growing district to have friends at J luck, notwithstanding: the candor he
court. Mr. Kellie and his sympath- exhibits in telling the truth about
izcrs?,  however,   trouble   themselves  how he would act if elected.;
but little on that score, feeling confident of a plurality for the Govern
ment. Mr. • Brown's cause is weak
enough now, goodness knows, but in
'the.-latter event it would be;questionable-if he. could'.save his deposit.
■The name of this  paper   is The
Ledge,;' and not the Ledger, (as' so
many of our exchanges and correspondents address 'us. Ledger is too
old-fashioned a name/for the progrss-
;ive i)nd golden-tintied -west. !t may
do in New York but i
lovelv and gay  town
dont go in tliis
Like many, another canard
e n i a 11 a "ted froi n t h e sa n i e sou ree,
Opposition, contention that Hon. Xr.
Davie was seeking-to establish separate schools in this province, died a
sudden death the other evening in
At a recent political meeting in
Nakusp, W. M. Brown, the leader of
the forlorn hope in this riding brought
up the ancient and mildewed chestnut about the muzzling of the press.
He harped about not getting a fair
representation from tlie press owing
to the muzzle that he claimed had
been used. He forgot to,mention about
the unsuccessful attempt lie had made
at muzzling; the Revelstoke Mail, by
■having all matter submitted to him,
as managing -director, for ;approva 1
before appearing.in that paper.-.' The
majority of the owners could not see
itin that light, and up to date the
Brown muzzle is not On the Mail.
■As. far; as this paper is concerned
it has never been muzzled, either by
the Government or any candidate for
legislative honors, and we are still
free to advocate what we consider
the best, men or measures for the. district and country we live in.
Application for Liquor License
\T0TICJ2 is here})}' tfive'n that 30 daj'S after dak'
i\ 1 intend applying: to tho Gold Commissioner
for a retail license to rcll beer, wine, spirits, and
other intoxicating liquors and beverages a* the
mouth of Trout Creek, West Kootenay District.
Nakusp, July 2nd, 18H1. 	
Application for Liquor License
ATOT1CE is hereby given that 30 days after date.
IN 1 intend to apply to the Gold Commissioner
for a retail license to fell -wine, snirite. beer, and
other intoxicating- and fermented honors, near the
junction of Grouse- and Cariboo Creeks, West Koot
enav District. T^^^U
Nakusp, Juno 25th, 1SP4.
Landscape Photographers
Keep a large quantity of Architypes
and    Steel   Engravings   in    stock
Pictures framed to order.
ash Ion
The very best equipped
Restaurant to be found
in Town.
Meals choice and dainty.
■Served at any hour, day
or night.
NAKUSP,      -      B.C.
HAVING-placed some new
Machinery in our Mill,
we are prepared; to furnish
all kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber aixf ■■ Shingles at
greatly reduced Prices.
;arber and
D. A. McDougrald
Choice    location and   com-
. mands a beautiful view
of the surrounding
The Bar is supplied witn the
. best brands of all kinds of
wines, liquors and cigars.
The Dining Room is supplied
with all fhe delicacies of
the season.
Charges Moderate.
A Call Solicited.
Slocan Ave.
to T£a::E3
Electors of i M Sin
Rouijh Lumber, narrow, £10 o"
" " • wide, $11 00 to #12 00
JofctiMKl Scantling. Ar/.ort wL> to
IS feet long,                " $'il 00
■iS'toW.   .     ' .#12 00
_'i "to 30 ' : Sis oo
Flooring, T & G, G " . £20 00
"   .■"        •'    .4 " .   $22 00
V joint Ceilino:,-1 " £22 00
«i;:5Kustic, .$19.00
Shiplap, ''-'-■" *W 00
Surfaced pressed, "$13 00
A liberal di-count on large orders for Gash,
Having been requested by
a large number of the Electors of the Riding to stand
as a Candidate in the approaching Provincial Election, 1 have much pleasure
in announcing myself as a
Candidate, and will make a
personal canvass of the entire Riding; and I hope to receive j^our assistance and
votes. If elected, I will endeavor to do everything |30S-
sible to  assist the whole Rid
Yours Respectfully
35-tf. Burton City Breezes.
, Everyone going in to the gold fields
has to pass through here.
Get your lunch put upon arrival at
the new El Dorado.    W. Parker, t
A party came in late Monday night
with tiie returns of a single pan, worth"
GO cents.
Everybody that conies down seems
to be highly* pleased with ti.e outlook
for the Cariboo creek placer fields.
Bed rock' was touched on the claim
above tho. discovery, this week.
Three small nuggets were obtained
before tiie water flooded the shaft.
R. S. Burton and the other ranchers
along tiie Narrows have decided to
call the new town springing up at the
mouth of Trout creek. Burton City, in
honor ot t e owner ofthe townsite.
Parker's restaurant is how open to
all ye hungry prospectors located at
Burton City, the gateway to tlie richest placer mines in British Columbia.
. Bread, ni^ats. and other provisions'for
sale,    W. Parker. f
Tiie prospects at the mines are
growing brighter daily. One man
brought in some fine samples offtake
gold on Monday evening They
were obtained from two pannings
and-were worth about 75 cents.
' Things are booming in this city in
the building line. Win. Parker has
his restaurant in full blast and is doing a land-office business. He is adjoining tlie fine hotel that is being
erected by Hugh Madden. The hotel is called the. Madden House; after
the proprietor. J. McG.eary is the
builder and he will have it-completed
this week. S. McKinnon and J. Darraign are clearing a lot, preparatory
to erecting a large, hotel, while R. S.
Burton is building a neat residence
and office. Miss F. Pickett- has a
building started for a laundry, she
being the first woman in Burton City,
- M, Mclnnes, of cattle fame, arrived
in Irora Calgary Friday.
Tug Nakusp brought in another
boom" of lo£s for the mill Sunday.
The striking track-layers and surfacing gangs were paid off on Tuesday.
J. BwMcArthiir, Q.C., Nelson has
been gazetted a notary public for the
Last week's Gazette , contained a
description of the boundaries -of the
Nakusp school district.
P. Genelle & Co. are shipping 100, -
000 feet of bridge timber this week to
KoJ>son, to be used in the repairs being effected on the C. &K. R.
Misses Kane and Delmage, of Nelson, passed through Sunday en rqute
to' attend the examinations for puBlic
school teac • i ers at Kamloops.
In future the Arrow will make
semi-weekly trips; to Trout creek, for
, the^accommodation of the Cariboo
creek miners. Her initial run was
made on Tuesday.
The track-layers and surfacing
gang on the Nakusp & Slocan Railway struck on Sunday for more pay.
They were getting |l.75 per diem,
but wanted $2. All came in on Monday.
It will take several weeks to put
the telegraph wires in working shape
between here and Revelstoke. Along
the river the supports have been
washed out and the wire more or less
The committee in charge of the
sports_at Revelstoke on Monday failed
to notify the citizens of this place of
their programme and rates, hence the
failure of Nakuspites to reciprocate
the 24th of May visitation.
Dan McGillivray has experienced
the enervating sensation of being held
up by a bold, bad man, he having
been one of the passengers on the
Cariboo.stage robbed by a lone highwayman a week or so ago.
A cordial invitation to the citizens
of" Nakusp, extended by Secretary G.
A. Bigelow through F. G. Fauquier,
P.O., to attend the Dominion day
sports at Nelson, on Monday and
Tuesday, arrived too late for anyone
to take advantage of the cheap rate's
Men are engaged putting the R.&
A.L.R. in shape. The damage done
by the floods was not as great as expected. The * roadbed was washed
out in some places and a number of
trestles twisted. At .present the terminus of the road is six miles below
the Green Slide. C1 .
HIS HONOUR the Lieutenant-Governor lias been
pleased to make the following- anointment:—
Alkxandek Lvncii and Ecgenk Sayhe Topf
ping, of Trail Creole, E-quires, to he Justices 6.
the Peace within and for (lie We^fc KoStenay Elec
toral District. -      -
LL.S.J e. dewdney.
VICTORIA, by the grace of God, of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland,
Qukkx, Defender of tiie Faith, &c, &c, &c.
To ail to whom tiie?e presents shall come,—Gkekt-
Arthok G. Smith, \ W11E R E A S il is
Deputy Attorney-General.J. V? desirable to establish the following additional Polling1 Places in
the several and respective Electoral Districts hereinafter named:
NOW KNOW YE, that by virtue of the authority contained in the '-Election Regulation Act,''
and of all other poAvers and authorities in that be
half enabling, the Lieutenant-Governor in council
declares that the following1 additional Polling
Places shall be, and they are hereby, established
for the undermentioned Electoral Districts, the
names of which are--.set opposite such Polling1
Places, that is to say:—
Polling Places.
Westminster.—Riding of Chilliwhack—
,   Emberg's House, Yale Road
West Kootenay—South Riding-— •
.:   Silverton
■-■ Watson '•■'■■;.. <
Yale—North Riding— .
Frank Libbey's House, Notoh Hill
Yale—East Riding-
Rock Creek
Ix Testimony Whereof, We have caused
these Our Letters to-be made Patent, and the
Great Seal of the said Province to be here
unto affixed: Witxess, tlie Honourable Ed"
oar Dewdxey, Lieutenant-Governor of Our
said Province of British Columbia, in Our
city of Victoria, in Our said Province, this
Twenty-ninth day of June,in they ear of. Our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-four, and in the fifty-eighth year of Our
Commission Merchants
& Wholesale Importers
Wines, Liquors, and Cigars.
GROCERIES and PROVISIONS at very low prices-
FRESH CANNED GOODS always in stock.
A full assortment of Choice CIGARS and TOBACCOS.
. O.
:X> :
Underwear. Hosiery,
Mens' Furnish ings,
Mens' Ready Made
•:'-.'",•' 'a     '    Clothing,
Gloves, Ribbons. Silks,
Satins, Cashmeres,
Melton & Serge Cloths,
Carpets, Blinds, Cottons, Hats and Caps,
House & Table Linens,
Boots and Shoes.
Hungarian Flour,
Sugars, Bacon, Hams
Coffees, Teas, Spices,.;..
Jams,   Pickles, Gat-
meal, Biscuits,
Canned Vegetables,
Canned Fruits,
Dried    Fruits,   and
Syrups, ,y
.-"' Fancy Toilet Soaps,
Cigars and Tobaccos,
Grindstones & Fixtures
"Crosscut & Rip Saws,
Axes and Handles,
Nails, Screws, Bolts,
Round, Flat, Square Iron
Oils,  Paints,   Glass,
Horse Shoes and Nails,
Glassware, •
: 0 :
Miners can get a complete outfit here*
By command,
Provincial Secretary.
akusp, 11
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t1 »
•      ©      ©
e JMaKusp
e JxLines.
'anions for its Fishing and Hnnti
© j *a     a
ew miles
of the Hot Springs on U
noted for their Medicinal
©   I    o
lni..».  i .^rn—m.«.|11—■
■With the completion   off  the Nakusp & Slocan Railroad,  Thousands, off tons of
ore "will be brought to Nakusp from the rich mines of the Slocan, and loaded on the
steamer for' Revelstoke.
Gold and Silver Ledges  have been discovered within three miles off Nakusp.
The town already contains Six Hotels, Several Dwelling* Houses, Stores, Sawmill,
with a capacity of 3.0,000- feet per diem, a si
&gs.   ;..:
0 Mr. IVES.    Are not diamond prospecting drills made in Canada?
Air. MARA.    Some are, but there
are modern inventions for prospecting
that are not made • in Canada.  . Only
a short time ago one was imported,
and the party who \ imported,it /would
not have gone to Chicago if lie could
have got what he wanted in Canada.
Mr. FORSTER   I would suggest
to the  lion, gentleman whether the
amendment he  proposes would not
tend to narrow the scope of the resolution.   I would suggest to my lion,
friend that he would have the veiy
same  certainty,   without narrowing
* at all the application ofthe free clause,
if the Controller of Customs would
make a list of those items of machinery, as to which there is no doubt,
and some of which the lion, gentleman
mentioned in  his amendment,   and
forward such list to the different collectors.   This list would include all
those articles which it is certain are
not made in the  country and be forwarded to the different collectors, so
that the instructions to the collectors
would be positive  and not negative,
and whenever a piece of machinery
of the kind mentioned was imported,
the collector would be in no doubt as
to its right of free entry.    The lion,
gentleman would gain every tiling he
desires to gain, and would not narrow
the scope of the resolution by attempting to define, in the law'itself, the
particular articles which it covers.   1
think the Controller of Customs would
have no objections at all to make out
a list and if the lion, gentleman will
submit any others that are used m
his portion of the country, the.Collector, would go through the matter,with
him, and arrive at a positive list of
those which could be admitted free.,
" v Mr. MARA; ^<7siy object was not in
anyk way. to limit the scope of the free
admission of mining machinery, but
rather to let the miner and capitalist
see at a glance that the'- articles that
I have enumerated would be admit
ted free of duty.    The trouble heretofore has been that a" list was furnished to the: Collector which was is-
sued'by the manufacturer, and that
list was so cunningly worded that it
covered nearly every article of mining machinery made.    When an application was made for free entry, the
collector would refer to this list," and
ten to one iie would find it an article
■ of the class, but not of the kind which
the. importer wished to pass free of
dutv;-  I therefore thought .that by
making out a list, the-miner could
see at once what machinery he could
bring in free of duty and so would
the   capitalist, ^and both would  be
saved t:ie uncertainty and expense
they have been subjected to in.the
past.   However, if the Government
will allow a list to be sent to the different    collectors,    embracing    all
classes, of mining  machinery,   not
made in Canada, and substitute that
list fora the; present one, I think the
proposition is better than mine and
would most   gladly   withdraw my
Mr. WALLACE.   Why   not  send
.   Mr. ..ovIAftA.... The  present list is
misleading.   'For instance, it says in
one case machinery for iron and oilier
minerals.   If that 'means .anything' at
all, it means all other minerals.
Mr. FOSTER. A positive list^would
be more satisfa ctory.
Mr. IVES. Would you not meet
with tliis further difficulty, if .you
mentioned the machines made by
these particular makers.? Xhis tariff
"is''"made, I hope for a good many years
to .co'-/ e, and you will simply have
the power to bring in  these certain
machines, whereas something a great
deal better might be made by some
other maker and this would be excluded.
MtyMAKA. I simply. asked that
these articles be added, without restricting or limiting, - or in any way
affecting the preceding paragraph,
admitting mining machinery of all
kinds, not manufactured in Canada.
Amendment withdrawn.
Watchmaker and Jeweller.
Neatly and
Promptly  Exe-
ft D. C. Ml li
Dealers in
Pianos,  Organs,  Musicians'   Supplies, Sewing: Machines, and
Graduate of Trinity University, Toronto.   Member of college Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario.-
Arend & Kcnward
11   Howard   Street,
G. L. EST A BROOKS,       -      -MASTER,
IE AVES New Denver eveiy day except Sunday
1 for Silverton,. at 7 a.m., and for Wilson
Creek and Bonanza Citv at 8:30 a.m. Returning-,
the steamer leaves, Bonanza City for Wilson
Creek, New Denver and Silverton at 5 p.m. '•
Slogan Tkadixg & Navigation Co., (Ltd.)
The only "practical Watchmaker in
the'' Kootenay District. Orders hy
mail receive prompt attention^
To take effect.on,Saturday, May 19th, 1894.
Trains West. Station.     '        Trains East.
16 30      Depart NELSON Arrive      20 45
J16 50 Kootenay Crossing -20 25J
U7 35        ..    Slocan Crossing . . 19-401
18 15       Arrive ROBSON Depart      19 DO
Trains from Nelson will; wait arrival of boat
from'Bonner's'1 Ferry arid Lake Points on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
t Flag Stations.      :   .-,^-
_©!Above; Trains will run Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays.and Saturdays.       >,
The Company reserve the right to change this
Time Table without Notice.
Pacific Standard and 24 hour system adopted.
-   * General Supt.,
Trainmaster & Agent,
Stages leave Kaslo .daily at 8 a.m.
for New Denver.   Eeturn ing will
leave New Denver tor Kaslo at
.   ,.same. hour. = ■•     .,.'■ v . \
Satisfaction is  Guaranteed.
- A. J, SCOTT,
tmmm      9      V-*'   ■ q tarn)      I      \^/ B
Sjofcane Falls & Nortbern
Nelson,.,& Fort Sheppard
The only through route from Nelson, Kaslo,
Kootenay Lake and all Slocan
Through Trains Semi-Weekly.
Leave 7 a.m.        NELSON.        Arrive 5:40 p.m.
Special Attention to Mining
Over By er's Hardware Store.
. On 'Tuesdays and Fridays, trains will run
thrdugh to Spokauc,arriying same day.' Returning
passengers will leave Spokane at 7 a.in.on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving at Nelson at 5:40 p.
m.", same day, making close connection with tlie
steamer Nelson for Kaslo and all Kootenay lake
Commencing May 2nd passengers for Trail
Creek,-Nakusp, New Denver, Revelstoke, and all,
points on the Canadian Pacific Railway, will
leave Spokane on Wednesdays and Saturdays at
7 a.m., connecting at .Northport with steamer
(same day) at 1 p.m.
Passengers by steamer from above points arrive
in: Spokane same evening.
Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary
Creek connect at Marcus .with stage on Mondays
and Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
NEW DENVER,       -       -       -,     -      _$. C„
Is one of the best in the Slocan district.   Call in.
Atlantic Express arrives at 10:lO Daily
Pacific " •«     ■ 17:10     **
Cheapest, most reliable and safe route to Montreal, Toronto, St. Paul, Chicago, New York,
and Boston. Rates $3 to $10 lower than any other
Specially fitted Colonist Cars, in charge of a
porter, for the accommodation of passengers holding second-class tickets.
Passengers booked to and from all Euroiiean
points at lowest rates.
Low freight rates. Quick despatch. Merchants
will save money by haviug their freight routed via
Full and reliable information given by applying
.   . Asst Gen. Freight Agent,     Local Agent,
Vancouver: Revelstoke.
Columbia k warn-
Steam Nav. Co., Ltd.
In Effect Tuesday, May 1st, 1894.
(Connecting with the Canadian Paciiic Railway for all Eastern and Coast Points.)
Leaves Robson on Wednesdays and Saturdays at
8 p.m.
Leaves Revelstoke on Tuesdays and Fridays at
i a.m.
(Connecting at Northport for points north and
south on the Spokane Falls & Northern
Leaves Robson Wednesdays and Saturdays at 5
Leaves Northport Wednesdays and Saturdays at
(Connecting with the Nelson & Fort Sheppard
•Railway  for all  Eastern  and Coast
.. Points and for Spokane..'
Mondays,       . 9      a.m. Tuesdays,    3 a.m.
Wednesdays, . 5:10 p.m. Thursdays, 8 a.m.
Thursdays,      5      p.m. Fridays,      3 a.m.
Saturdays,      ■ ,W0   p.m. Sundays,    8 a.m.
(Connecting with the Great Northern Railway
lor all Eastern points, Spokane and
tiie. Coa.4.)
Leaves Kaslo at:! a.m.'and Nelson at 7:15 a.m. on
Tuesdays and Fridays.
Leave* Bonner's Ferry at - a.m. on Wednesdays
and Saturdays.
Tlie company reserves tlie right to change this
schedule, at any time without notice.
For full information as to tickets, rates, etc., apply at the Company's offices, Nelson, B.C.
T.ALLAN, Sec 'y. j. W. TROUP,
Nelson, B.C. Manager.
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Maps of British Columbia for sale at
tliis office. t
When in Kaslo call on Billy Kellem
and get a square meal for 25cts.    t
W. Murray' has secured the mail
contract between Nakusp and the
head of Slocan Lake.
Str. Columbia was gaily decorated
with bunting Sunday morning', in
honor of Dominion Day.
An effort is being made to get Hon-
Mr. Davie to address a mass meeting
here before the 'election.
Jake Serson has his cottage well
under way. When finished it will
present a neat appearance.
When in Kaslo stop at the Great
Northern Hotel. Rates reasonable.
Headquarters for cool and delicious
beer. t
Eev. Jas. Turner passed through
on the Columbia Sunday, from Nelson, on his way to his new charge at
Victoria West.
Wanted.—All kinds of plain and
machine sewing. Gents' garments
neatly repaired. Mrs. O.Owens,near
Prospect House. t
Trains are running on the C. & K.
li. as far as Slocan Crossing, but it
will be two weeks ere the road is
opened for traffic.
WaB. Shaw, telegraph operator,
went to Eevelsoke Sunday to secure
more help to put the wires in position
north of t.lis place.
The first "run-off' of the season occurred on the railway Wednesday,
the locomotive.touching terra firnia
the other side of-the-Half Way House.
E. Mohun, C. E.. was a passenger
out to Victoria on Sunday's boat, for
the purpose of casting his ballot for
the Government nominees in the Capital City.
Tvliss J_. 11 Caldwell, teacher of the
Nakusp Public School, departed on
Sunday for Endorby, where she will
spend the vacation in- company with
her sister.
The railway is in running shape 17
miles from town. It was thought
Slocan lake would have been reached
this week, but the strike disturbed
calculations somewhat..
A supply of stock cattle came in on
the Columbia Thursday from the
Keltic river country, just, in time to
save the inhabitants from succumbing
to tho ravages of scurvy.
Miss Georgia Brockman, and Albert C. Bchnc, of the Alamo and Idaho mines in the Slocan, were married
Thursday evening at the home of the
brides parents in Spokane.
An energetic and influential committee has been formed in tpwn for
the purpose of assisting iu the election
of,]. M. Kellie. the Government nominee at the election on the 17ih.
J:\ G. Fauquier, P.O., and G. .Tor-
dan returned-on Thursday.from' Lake
Watclian, where they had buried the
remains of the '.'.trapper, "Johnson,
found (lead in his cabin last week.
Several very .promising locations
were made during the week on Eight
Mile creek, the matter 'carrying copper in more or less quantities, while
assays show it to run high- in silver.
. Miners in the Mountain •Chief struck
a vein of peacock ore and gray copper, last week, on that property. The
vein gives promise of being ^continuous. Specimens shown here- have
. caused favorable comment.
Silverton is excited because of an
unusually   big strike of galena on
Four Mile creek. The ledge is alleged to be live feet wide, and traceable
for miles, 17 claims having, been
staked out on the surface showings.
H. N. Coursier, of Revelstoke, was
in town last week on his return trip
to Trail Creek. He stated that' the
political feeling in the various centres
of habitation in tiie riding was decidedly in favor of J. M. Kellie, whom
he was positive, would be elected on
the 17th with a big majority.
Through Provincial Officer Fauquier's exertions, on Monday last, the
GoS'ernment coffers will receive a
generous contribution of filthy lucre,
derived from the business men and
other unhappy mortals for tirade and
liquor licenses and poll taxes—the
most iniquitous burden-ever imposed
upon suffering humanity.    -
Chas, Brown and John Dolan went
up Bear creek last February to-do
some prospecting for A. J. Marks of
Nelson, and nothing had been heard
of them since, until the other day
when their bodies were discovered.
They were"found side by side and it
is supposed that they were, smothered
to death in a snow slide.
Str. Illecillewaet was out for a trial
spin round the bay Thursday, in order to test a new engine, which had
been placed in ' position by Engineer
R. Mason. . Everything worked perfectly. The old engine has seen service on interior waters since 1861, it
having been one of the first to be
brought in from the outside.
IT. C. Stovel, the enterprising' manager of the Winnipeg depot of the
Toronto Type"Foundry, spent a day
here*during the week, on his annual
■'clean-up" of the Pacific province:,
He expressed his opinion that the papers in the Kootenay district were
far superior in every way to the
weekly issues of the  Ontario press.
A workman named Hunt was killed
at the Mountain Chief mine last Wednesday by a portion of the dump giving way," hurling him hundreds. of
feet below on the rocks. The body
was badly mangled. Hunt, Who
had been working on the property
since its first development, leaves a
widow and a number of small children.
"O.K.s," and
Factory and "'Salesroom-:
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Qceex, Defender of the Faith, &c, &c, &e.
To all to whom these presents shall come.—GliEEf-
Aktiiuh G. Smith,      1 WHEREAS,   it   is
Deputy   Attorney-General, j" >>     unnecessary to
continue the Polling- Place at L*irdeau, in   the
North   Riding of  the West Kootenay   Electoral
District, established  by  the Proclamation dated
the ninth day of June, 1801; and
Whereas it is advisable to appoint in lieu thereof
a Polling Place at Thomson's Landing, in the said
Riding ofthe West Kootenay Electoral District.
NOW KNOW YE, that by virtue of the authority contained in the "Election Regulation Aet,;>
and of all other powers and authorities in that behalf enabling, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council
declares, .audit is hereby declared, that the Polling
"Place at "Lardeau shall be discontinued, and further that Thomson's Lauding shall be and is hereby appointed and established as'a Foiling Place in
and for the North Riding of the West Kootenay
Electoral District.
In Testimony Whekeok, Wc have caused
these Our Letters to be made Patent and the
Great Seal of the said Province to be hereunto affixed; Witness, the Honourable Edgar Dewdney, Lieutenant-Governor of Our
said Province of British Columbia, iu Our
City of Victoria, in Our said Province, this
twenty-first day of June, in the year of Our
Lord one thousand eight-hundred and ninety
four, and in the fifty-eighth year of Our
By Command,
Deputy Provincial Secretary-
Notice of Poll being grant=
ed,    and    Candidates
Electoral District of North Riding of
West Kootenay,
DUBLIC Nctice is henbr given  to the Elector-;
1    of the Electoral District a foresaid, that a Poll
has become necessary at the Election now pending
for the same, and that I hove granted such Poll;
and further, thnt tlie persons  duly nominated as
candidates at the said Election, and for whom only
votes will be received, are,—
Books, Stationery, Office Supplies,
and Wall Paper.
Great Eastern Block,
lira of tin II Eli
GexxlkmeJs',—Having been requested at a large
and influential meeting of the Electors of Nelson,-
and also by a requisition signed by a large number
of the citizens of Kaslo, to stand as a candiuate in
the interest of the Government at the forthcoming
Provincial Election, I desire to signify my acceptance of the nomination and to thank those
who have proffered me tlie honor. To them«and
to the Electors generally 1 wish to say that, if
elected, I will give careful attention to all matters
coming within the .sphere of legislation, and to the
best of-my ability protect and promote the interests of tho District and Province.
lam, Gentlemen, .    •
Vevy respectfully yours,
Resolutions Passed at Nelson and Kaslo.
3. 'That the present Government has been vigorous and progressive in- Provincial affairs, and
has done well for this Riding generally in thu
2. That for this reason and as representing a
powerful, united party, the Government should receive support iu the coming general election.
3. That steps should be taken to.sec.ure an acceptable candidate for this Riding.'who shall support the Government,
■i. Tliat such candidate shnlllxra capable rest-
dent of the Riding, willing, if elected, to consult
his constituents generally on important matters:
and tliat his place of birth or place of local residence in the Riding is immaterial.   . 3-J-tf.
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■^     j    Of which all persons 'ai*e hereby required to take
E. DE vV DNE1.- notice, and to govern themselves accordingly.
<DJXj>i _A,3D_£l. Given under my hand at Revelstoke this sec-
second day of July, in the year of 189 i.
- .        Returning Officer-
province of British Columbia;
VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, of the United
Kingdom  of  Great Britain  and   Ireland,
Having been requested by
a large number of the Electors of the Riding to stand
as a Candidate for re-election, I hereby announce my-"
self a Candidate for your
sulfrao-es, and trust I.may
receive your hearty co-operation,; interest and votes' in
my behalf. Ix elected, to. the
best of my ability' I will always endeavor to promote
tlie best interests of the District and the Province.
Yours Respectfully
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