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Vol. 1. No. 42
NAKUSP, B. C, JULY 10,  1894.
Price Tex Cents.
Front Street, West,     -     Kaslo, B.C.,
The Government Still Retains a Substantial Majority.
Our entire attention is devoted to the
above lines. We carry the Largest
and most Complete Stock in the Country.
3st.a.k:tt_s:p, b.ct.
House    .
Nakusp,   B7 C,
The Bar is stocked with  the finest brands of
Wines , Liquors, and Cigars.
Corning & Rodd, Props. ■
The bar is stocked with the finest
brands of wines, liquors
and cigars.
ay House,
Good accommodations for travellers.
The bar is supplied with a good
...ok of Wines, Liquors
'and; Cigars.
RISDALE   &  McKAY,   Proprietors.
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
sketAdna_ facilities for tourists and artists. The
bar 's sv.pplied with the best brands of wines
li<_u"rs" d cigars. The accommodations of the
Ho'       a the best.
Election day passed over quietly
here on Tuesday, not the slightest
sign of a demonstration occurring.
The hotel bars were closed and bo
disorder marred the proceedings.
But a small vote was polled, only 52
| votes were polled, and nine of these
were from other points. , The vote in
town stood:
Brown, Opp     22
Kellie, Gov  .    98
Spoiled Ballots      2
•    Majority for Kellie.:      f>
Word came by the Arrow yesterday afternoon from Trout creek settlement that but five votes were polled there, three being for Kellie and
two for Brown.
The general result throughout ;the
province is as follows:—
Cowichan-Alberni— ,
Hon. Theo. Davie, Gov...".. ■ ace
M. J. M. Mutter, Gov..;-...   ' ace
' ^ Hon. C, E. Poqley,.Gov,,-..^iice.
~ Mloii. D. W. Higgins, Gov: /' ace
S. A. Cawley, G v     301
T. Kitchen, Opp     324
Jas. Punch, Gov     316
Thos. Forster, Opp     538
C. S.. Douglas, Gov     238
.   Thos. Kidd, Opp     33G
New Westminster-
D. S. Curtis, Gov     574
J. B. Kennedy, Opp     593
J. M. Lefevre.. Gov     150
C. B. Sword, Opp     200
Nanaimo —
Jas. McGregor, Gov     431
Thos. Keith, Opp     411
R. A. Anderson, Gov...
R. G. Tatiow, Gov..., .■
E. Odium, Gov...... .  .
F. C. Cotton, Opp...... .
Robt. Mcpherson, Opp...
A. Williams, Opp...... ,
S. Greer, Ind.... .. .
lion. J. H. Turner, Gov.
.     R.:P: Rithet, Gov.... ...
H. D. Helmcken, Gov...
John Brad en, Gov.....'.. .
Hon. Robt. Beaven, Opp.
W; G. Cameron, Opp..
A. H. Dutton, Opp.. ■'.-..
G.L. Milne, Opp.;......
Nanaimo, North—.;
John  Bryclen, Gov......
Smith, Opp....-.-	
Nanaimo, South—
Dr. Walkem, Gov ,... i _fi
Tully Boyce, Opp  120
Hunter, Gov  241
Scharschmidt, Opp  131
North Victoria—
J. Booth, Gov  137
Robertson,  Opp  . 102
S. M. Wharton Speaks of His  Cliff
Mine on Trail Creek.
South Victoria—
S. M. Wharton returned Thursday
after a month's absence, part of which
time he spout with his family in Spo-'
kane and the remainder on Trail
creek. Mining operations on the
D. M. Eberts, Gov..:  27l|creGk ai'c progressing rapidly, de-
Carey, Opp     100| monstrating^morc each week the eer
tninty and value of the camp. M"~
Wharton owns the Cliff mine in the
neighborhood, and is enthusiastic
over the prospects.
-~, --  .u,      Lfr' weck livo men were placed at
Hugh Watt, Gov     197  work' Panning the required' assess•
mont and developing the mine in order to place it in
I Cariboo—
Wm. A.dams, Gov  145
Robt. McLeese, Opp  143
Major Kinchant, Opp .. 94
S. A. Rogers, Gov  164
Lillooet East—
J. D. Prentice, Opp      83
D. A. Stoddart, Gov       82
East Kootenay—
.    Hon. Col. Baker, Gov '.    243
• N. C. Schou, Opp     16(5
West Tale—
J. Wardle, Gov     101
C. A. Semlin, Opp     164
North Tale—
'... ;,. g. B.^ Martin; Gov.........    312
\PI. McCutcheon, Opp
West Lillooet—
Smith,   Gov.,   elected over
Keathiey, Opp	
No returns have come in yet from
the south riding of this district, but
Hum'?, Opp.s appears to be the.favorite.
East Tale voted yesterday, with
the chances in favor of Vernon, Gov.,
over Graham, Opp.
Cassiar is the only constituency yet
to vote, the election coming off in another fortnight or so. Latest advices
state that Irving, Gov., will find a
rival in Collins, Opp., a merchant, of
Fractured His Jbeg.
Last Tuesday evening, J. O'Lcary,
contractor, by some means or other
injured one of his legs. Next day it
began to swell .and became very
painful, but it was thought to be
nothing more than a severe sprain.
On Thursday he decided to go to
Revelstoke for.medical assistance, and
there met Dr. Brouse returning* from!
the-cpasfc^  An examination of the in- j .blowing and i
a position to ship
ore.    A tunnel has  been driven 32
feet on a vein showing oi ol'inclies of
clean ore, and this tunnel will be extended.    Forty feet above- the tunnel
there is a  ledge, showing  13 feet of
ore, most of it concentrating, which
the main opening is intended to block
up.    The ore runs 30 to 38 per cent,
in iron, 15  in  silica, 8 in copper and
£0 in  gold.    Though'a low   grade
927 j proposition, the  Cliff has the largest
'showing   of   any   property   in   the
neighborhood.    The Le  Roi  and O.
K. imj roved in  grade  as  they descended and it is expected the other
will do  the same.    The ore concentrates lour to seven into one.
L. "Blue is erecting a sawmill in the
neighborhood and a good wagon road
is being built not 100 yards from the
Cliff, which will be of great convenience in getting in supplies. Three
years ago Mr. Wharton paid $120 for
it half interest in the property, but,a
year ago had to pay 110,000 for tho
other portion, Sl,00J down and the
remainder next March. He believes
he has a good thing in the Cliff and
is not disposed to sell.
On his way up from the creek  he
travelled   oarfc of the  distance with
W.   A.   Jlendryx,   of   New   Haven,
Conn.; and .JoshuaDa vies, of Victoria.   -.
These men -were boimd for Pilot Bay,
in   order to  start  work on  the  big
smelter at that point, arid which   Iras ;
been recently secured by a. powerful
syndicate of .New Ha vei'.i., Minne.a pdl'is
and Vic oria capitalists. Mr Jlendryx
stated thai he .-would have une'stae'e
•eady.for uve in 3 J day?,
Le .-started  as re--
seated  that he
jured limb was made, and one of tiie [and otheio -„,.«„!■.,
smaller bones close to the ankle dis-j!l'uh\.d.    He .-further   _v,.   olitl, IJ(3
covered  broken.    Mr.  O'Leary  will   u*ouI(j[ visit: 'Trail'creek-'in about a
be confined to his room in the Madden  "!°!£l- ^x™011*1^   imiW thQ
House for some time        ■ \■       inhl* Pr°perties, and if .the
.Ll.yu.0_.  I_l    nVLUL,   bllLie. IShfUVmO'   IV-llT'infn^       T<-      1 l   i    •
pliUUiUto v>aua.ntea  it, he would mi*
j mediately put-in a: ).0->t:>meoncentra-
chc-:ores.    If this were
s t,    mmber of■ claims would
be opened up and worked at a profit.
; being largely   low- grade ]>ros))ccts,
-~   ■ --—— '[mediately put-'
Ohas. Douglas,  of Vancouver, who j tor  to treat  tJ
w,    defeated  in   Richmond   by  Mr. \^oue^ lill$e- lu
ar   /ed  d:wn on  the
Re  elstoke Tuesday.
the Opposition standard bearer, i -,
Arrow   fronijt]ley  cannot  afi .]:,.eS(,llt
without'loss.    '
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Gateway to the Famous Slocan
ines!   Aitow Lake Terminus of
the Nakusp & Slocan Railway!
ng Port for New Denver
land the Mines.
Famous for its Fishing aiid Hunting. Within a
Ifew miles of the Hot Springs on Upper Arrow Lake
becoming noted for their Medicinal Qualities.
...... ■•■
With the completion  of  the Nakusp & Slocan Railroad,  Thousands of tons
ore will be brought to Nakusp from the rich mines of the Slocan, and loaded on
steamer for Revelstoke.
and Silver Ledges have been discovered within three miles of Nakusp.
The town already contains Six Hotels, Several Dwelling Houses, Stores, Sawmill,
with a capacity of 30,000 feet per diem, a substantial Wharf, Warehouses, Blacksmith
Shop and many other buildings
■ --«t-»*iW'S-IJPt(J*
.'i IU, r^jS+£j-tfZ!t?-C(lF?, of the former with those of British
Columbia and insures that mutual
support so necessary to the establishment of an industry in a new country. The Victoria promoter of the
enterprise has been Mr. Davies.
The plant at Pilot Bay has been
designed to accommodate four stacks
each of. 100 tons capacity. The
works will be started up before Oct.
1st with one 100 ton stack in operation, which will be designed for the
treatment of lead-silver ores. Three
other stacks will be added as fast as
the country develops, and the treatment of copper ores will receive the
same attention as lead ores. All ores
offered which can , be handled at a
profit will be purchased and treated.
In addition to the smelter proper the
works will consist of a 300 ton sampling" plant, a 200 ton concentrator, the
finest laboratory and assay office in
the west, and a refinery capable of
treating- all the bullion produced.
Seven large buildings have al.
ready been completed for the accommodation of the works and three'
more are under wav. Over 200 tons
ofthe most modern machinery has
already been received, while'several
carloads more are on the way. The
plant will be the most complete . and
modern that money can purchase.
Attention has. been given to all the
wants ofthe business, from the smallest detail of the machine shops to extensive wharves on the shores of the
bay for the reception of ores and apparatus for handling- it in large quantities. The company own, as stated,
the Blue Bell mine, situated on the
Hendryx peninsula, some miles up
the lake. This mine, procured some
years ago by . Messrs. Herrick and
Hendryx, is stated to contain the
largest deposit of fluxing ore in America.- They have lead, iron and
linle almost without limit.
Onlv selected ores of the highest
grad? can now be mined at a profit
in Kootenay, so great is the expense
of marketing the ore at any existing
smelter. A demand for wet ores in
the States and the exceeding richness of many ores in the Kootenay
district have enabled the country to
make a wonderful showing, but the
new works will create a'demand for
the medium grade ores, as well as
the dry ores of Kootenay, and greatly
increase the extent and profit of all
operations in the vicinity. It is not
the purpose of the company to stop
with the production of bullion and its'
'separation into base and precious
metals. Works will be established
for the manufacture of pig lead into
white lead, sheet lead, lead pipe,
shot, etc., .and to supply Canada and
the Orient with pig lead and aJl other
lead products. It is difficult to understand why lead shcukl be.import-,
ed into Canada from the United
States, Mexico, and England, when
such deposits of high grade silver-
lead ores have been foitfid-withinher
borders The establishment of thoroughly modern  works to meet this
demand has been lacking. It has at
last been secured and the day when
pig lead and lead products are manufactured and exported from British
Columbia is not far off.
The location of the smelter is particularly favorable. It is the geographical centre of the Kootenay
district. The site is an elevated and
comparatively level peninsula, commanding a sweeping view of Kootenay lake for miles in either direction.
Seven hundred acres of land have
been secured jointly by the Kootenay
Mining & Smelting Company and the
Da vie-Say ward Mill &" Land Company. It encloses two complete natural harbors, of ample depth and
area. Here at some future day a
thriving community will spring up.
Its prospects in that direction are
materially increased by the fact that
the registered surveys ofthe C.P.R.'s
Crow's Nest branch, and the British
Columbia Southern Railway's charter
mark, it as a divisional point.
Backed by ample capital to meet
all contingencies, and with energy,
enterprise and sagacity directing its
policy, the company enters upon its
career of activity under most favorable circumstances
ssion jnercnants.
Wholesale Dealers in Oranges, Lemons, Apples, Bananas,
and all kinds of Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, Batter, Eggs,
Nuts, Candy, Cigars, Etc.-   The largest Shippers in  tho
518 and 520 First avenue, Spokane, Wasii.
The   Kootenay    Lake   Saw   Mill,
■ ILll^~ rilM*'ll lll*---fr-|.    Ill   Anil II iT^Tmii-^ ■ ■   "imj |
The Ruby Silver, owned by Russell
Bros., and an extension ofthe Noble
Five, is to be developed at once.
Application for Liquor License
rTTCE is hereby given that 30 days"a'ftor dare
l intend appb in^r to the Gold Commi--. uoner
for a retail lieense to" soil beer, wine, spirit \ and
oihi-r intoxicating liquors and .beverages at tiie
mouth of Trout Creek, West Kootenay District.
'Nitidis,., July 2nd, 1<WA
Application for Liquor License
"\rOTXCE i-*- herebv given that 30 days after date
1\ I intend to a •>>>],■ to tiie Gold Commissioner
for a retail license' to sell wine, spirits, beer, and
other intoxicating and fermented liquors, near tlie
junction of Grouse and Cariboo Creeics, We«t Koot
enay District.
J . B. C RODD.
Nakusp. .lime 2oth, 1834.
Assaying and
Assay & 17i suing Offices:
7U7-729 Pender f.treet, Vancouver, B.C.
LL kind' of Analytical, A?say aid Mining
jLL   Work undertake'.
Sui cri.iiendent oi i'.io Cassel Gold Extracting
Co.. Ltd., ol Glasg- ■ : whose Experimental Vv orks
are ;■! Vane stiver, J..C.
A11 kind; of Orea purchased. on a Cash Payment
basis. .X." '
Revelstoke   Station,  B. '. C.,'
Have their -Branch" Stores at
Thomson's Xje.ncling
"   «5b Trout Dljs.ls.e City
h- Well supplied with Pros-
pectors'and Miners1 Outfits.
The proprietor  has on hand
In lengths of from. 12 to 50 feet.    Anv kind
■ of bill stuff can be cut at short notice.
1,000,000 FT. ROUGH LUMBER; 500,00017. DRESSED LUMBER
Shingles, Laths, Mouldings, Turned Posts and
Ballasters, Brackets. Etc. Two Carloads
Sash and Doors; Two Carloads Dry Fir
Clear Flooring, 4im; One Carload Dry Fir
Clear Ceiling^; 4 Carloads of Clear Cedar,
for Finish.; One Carload Glass, Faints, Oils,
etc., including Fancy Glass,Wood Stains, etc.
k ^p^
Is issued at Nakusp, B.C., every Thursday.
Wet weather, snow slides, hard times, or the
sheriff never hinders its publication. It
comes out just the same.
Does not dream of making a million out of it,
but lie expects to; get a luxurious living. In
order to do.this it is necessary to have cashable material, and the world '"at large is cordially invited to dig up enough money to pay
ror an annual mtere
public 'we-do
est.    To accommodate
At prices that do not  discord  with tlie despondent price of silver. ©he   Qaftxx#p  §&hge>
Published every Thursday.
R.    T.     LOWER!,    EDITOR    AXD
OXE YEAJi $2.00
Transient Advertising, 25 cents ]K.-r line fir.«l insertion. 10 cents ii.-i- line suij^esiuuiit insertions,
nonpareil mea^invm- nt.
Correspondence from every pitrt of tlic Kootenay
District and communications upon live topics
always acceptable. Write on both sides of the
paper if you wish. Always /spud something- good.
no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it
is hot, and we will do the rest.
THURSDAY,   JULY 19, 1894.
In a leader upon tlie elections in
British Columbia,- the London Ont.,
Free Press, winds up by remarking'
that "as the Opposition is led by a
motley clique, like Cotton, Brown and
Kitchen, who have no policy to lay
before the people but that of carping
criticism, the Government -is pretty
safe for another tenure ot office.''
Quite right, sir; quite right. You had
the situation sized up to a nicety, as
subsequent events demonstrated.   •
passed over his leader's defeat in
kindness rather than in the manner
mentioned. • Mr. Kitchen knew when
he was denying his master that the
facts were entirely foreign to his
statements. The late leaded ofthe
Opposition deserved better treatment,
for, with all his faults, he is, at least,
a gentleman.
F. C. Cotton, member-elect for
Vancouver, will, now that poor Beaven is no more, obtain that which
he has been so assiduously striving
after for so long, i.e., the leadership
of the Opposition. His confinement
in a state institution for three months
.will be found to have finished his education for the exalted position, by
giving him patience and a wholesome,
respect for the Government which so
kindly cares for tlie' transgressors.
One of the Opposition speak' rs here
last week—we believe it was Mr.
Kitchen—remarked upon the fact
that wherever he went throughout
the district, he found that a preponderance of tlie reading matter in the
hands of the settlers was disseminated
through the Government press. There
is nothing strange in that. The people know a good thing when they see
it and make the most of it. But it
was an insult to the electorate for the
speaker to assert that in future he
would "strive to make a sacrifice" to
afford them the opportunity of gleaning the trend of public events "in an
uncolored light, "through the columns
of Opposition journals—what utter-
twaddle. No, no,' Mr. Kitchen; the
settlers of West Kootenay do not court
your patronizing airs, and tney would
have you remember that they arc
quite your equal in intellectual • and
physical capabilities.
Messrs^ Sword and Kitchen, when
here last week, , were careful to remark that they represented the ' 'new"
Opposition, which had been founded
upon the bones of that heterogeneous
company led by Hon: Mr. Beaven
through-the life of the last Legislature. But a stray plank is left here
and there to mark where, a few short
weeks ago, stood the proud structure
yclept Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition
in all the glory of boasting and self
pride. Yet we cannot but think that
if" the "new" Opposition has to depend
upon the doubtful strength of men
like Messrs.Kitchen, Cotton and.Sem-
lin to pilot the party into respectability, that trust will be negatived
at the next session.
Whatever his friends  may   have
Mr. Kitchen, the newly elected
Opposition member for Chilliwack,
showed the white feather in a pronounced manner here last Friday.
The-evening before he had made an
address at Revelstoke, but claimed
that he was limited too much to" state
effectually I is case. It was plenty
long enough for him to voice his usual
inaccuracies, however. But he forgot that Hon. Mr. Da^ie was there,
who when he got up to reply gave
Mr. Kitchen a rare dressing down, to
the delight of the audience: and he
remembered it, too, for when asked
to speak at ti.e meeting hp.re on Friday afternoon, he declined, stating
that there was ho time. However he
schemed to remain in Nakusp to ad-
dross the electors on Saturday, knowing that he would have things all his
own way, and left to Mr. Sword
the ■ hopeless task of watching the
Premier in the south riding. Mr.
Kitchen is inclined to be boastful
when danger is not nigh, but he presents a sorry spectacle when men
like Hon. Mr. Davie condescend to
notice his vituperations.
■p p-
get  a Supply That Will
Last for Years.
thought of,TJ ios, ;Kitchen, M. is._.-..
the past, . they must now -feel'very
much like, echoing  the   opinion so
often expressed by  a majority-of the
provincial press of    tlie  man from
Chilliwack.    His repudiation of Hon.
"Robt. Beaven as his leader, past and  point, been like a s
present, at Saturday  night's .'meeting, all week, by reason ofthe great cam-
was a .contemptible proceeding, and   paign, which terminated on Tuesday
Nakusp has, from a political stand-
ng cauldron
the latter  may  well :sav
from my, friends."   It is
justice  to  kick a man  when he is
down, and-it. would-, have been more
manly at least of Mr. Kitchen to have
"■save me [.Government   and   Opposition forces
not  British  alike had an innings, each represent-
the province from many sides, but
what was said will be of little interest
now the political battle is over.
Those to arrive on Friday's boat
were Hon. Theo. Davie, Messrs Kitchen and Sword, M.P.P.'s, and W.
M. Brown, the Opposition candidate
in this riding, besides a host of lesser
lights. As the Premier was anxious
to get to New Denver as quickly as
possible a meeting of the electorate
was called in the afternoon, a large
crowd turning out.
D. A. McDougald was made chairman and briefly introduced Premier
Davie. He touched upon the elections
held a week ago and the Government victory, and the Opposition
reasons for their defeat; the sectional
cry of Island vs. Mainland: redistribution bill and basis of representation
by population; Government appropriations; new Parliament buildings
at -"Victoria; the Nakusp & Slocan
Railway Bill, and charges of boodling
therewith; the recent Royal Commission; the gold strike on Cariboo
creek; trails in the district to develop
it, and wound up by congratulating
the town upon the absence of idle-
men and the non-appearance of hard
Mr. Sword touched on the N.&S.R.
from the Opposition standpoint; the
recent elections; the Canada Western
Railway scheme; sectionalism cry;
Redistribution Bill; new Parliament
buildings, and closed by scoring Mr.
Kellie, the Government nominee, and
an appeal for Mr. Brown. -
D. B. Bogle, olNew Denver, spoke'
at length upon the .N. & S!R., ,and
was followed by Mr. Wilson, a local
man,on the Government side.
Mr. Kitchen, M. P. P. for Chiliiwack,
declined to speak,   alleging lack of
• Hon. Mr. .Davie then replied at
length to the Opposition speakers, refuting what they had stated, and
promising remedial legislation upon
the time-check system.
Saturday afternoon Messrs Brown
and Kitchen went to Burton Citv on
the Arrow and held an informal
meeting in the Madden House, being
replied to by F. Fraser, J. P., of Revelstoke.
That same evening the same trio
spoke here to a large meeting* in the
schoolhouse, with Mr. McDougald in
the chair. Mr. Kitchen was the
-principal speaker, going over the
same ground practically as the Premier the previous day, only dealing
more fully with the finances of the
In each case the speakers closed
their remarks amid applause. Interruptions at the meetings were frequent, producing much  amusement.
Your Goods
AVINGr placed some new
Machinery in our Mill,
we are prepared to furnish
all kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber ard Shingles at
greatly reduced Prices.
Rough Lumber, narrow.
$10 00
"    „    ''         wide.
$11 00 to $12 00
Joist and Scantling, sized
up to
13 feel long-, ■
$11 00
IS ' to 24 '
$12 00
2i 'to 30 '
$13 00
Flooring, T & G, C "
$20 00
"               .*'      4 "
$22 00
V joint Ceiling-, -1 ','
■   $22 00
G " Rustic,
$19 00
$14 00
Surfaced Dressed,
$13 00
A liberal discount on Ia
s for Cash,
Choice    location  and   commands a, beautiful view
of the surrounding
The Bar is supplied witn the
hest brands of all kinds of
wines, liquors and: cigars.
ed by men of ability and prominence
and the citizens were treated to rare
discourses upon public questions of'.! Revelstoke,
The Dining Room is supplied
with all the delicacies of
the season.
Charges Moderate.
A Call Solicited.
Slocan Ave.
■ <3f^^^aa«MJJ»^«^"l|-?;'y-'-'-. .-".": LIST OF CLAIMS
Recorded From tlie Placer Fields on
Cariboo Creek.
Following is a list of the placer
claims on Cariboo creek recorded up
to July 10th: —
N. Demers
A. Tasser
G. Ellis
R C. Rodd.
S. Coulter
C. Vader
G. .parry
J. J. Brown
J. Officer.
C. Dundee.
S. Dundee
W. McGrogan
P. H. Peterson
W. J. Downers
L. Roy
E. Jones.
Rising Sun— .
P. McDonald
J. W. Thomas
J. H. Nolan
W. A. Jones.
Bar 20—
California Girl—
A. A. McPhersoB.
Maple Leaf—
A. Mulline.
S. Haig.
Golden Rule—
R. Hammond.
Quebec Girl—
M. Madden.
L. Alexander.
Langdon—    -
H. Bolander
G. Alexander
H. B Corson
C. Sapandon
W. C. Cuppock
A. Beaton.
. Dominion Day—
R. Matheson
R. Lane
H. McKay
J. Madden
T. Duffy
W. S. Murray
J. Milne
W. R. Barnfather
M. Condon
J. McKiernan
T. Gordon
G. M. Spencer.
J. McLeod.
J, E. Millard
■ ■       v.*     ■
M. Beaton
J. Derham
A. McDonald
R. F. Bonson
W. H Wall
H. Malouse
J. Bates
W. R. Burton
W. Parker.
Legal Tender—
W. Thomlinson
L. Abriel
T. Abriel.
Peach Blossom—
A. Burton.
R. S. Burton.
Lady Sampson—
H. Madden
W. C. Sampson
E. Sampson
C. H. Osier.
J. Hoverton
J. Galbraith
L. Dansereau.
Big Sandy—
A. McDonald.
Lady Alice—
J. H. Dawson.
F. Bourne.
J. C. Gore.
B. McDonald.
J. Anderson.
Scotian— ,
C. Wright.
Blackie— .
S. McKirinon.
Valley— -    . ■    " '. •
G. Jordan.
, S. Walker.
W. C. McLean.
D. J. Darraugh.
F. G. Fauquier.
Highland Laddie—
D. A. McDougald.
R. T. Lowery.
Goat Canyon Mining Company.
The Goat Canyon Placer Mining
Company, with headquarters at Nakusp, has been formed to work a combined claim of 1,200 feet of the Cari
boo creek gold fields. Twelve men
comprise the company, and during:
the week, they perfected their plans
and elected W. S. Murray president,
and G. M. Spencer secretary. They
have put six men at work preparing
the ground, for washing, making
sluice boxes, etc. They have excellent surface prospects.
Commission Merchants
& Wholesale Importers
Wines, Liquors, and Cigars.
GROCERIES and PROVISIONS at very low prices
FRESH CANNED. GOODS always in stock.
A Ml assortment of Choice CIGARS and TOBACCOS.
Underwear. Hosiery,
Mens' Furnishings,
Mens' Ready Made
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, Oatmeal, Biscuits,
Canned, Vegetables,
Canned Fruits,
Dried Fruits, and
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,
Forest fires have been, and are,'
raging all over, the country, particularly round Slocan lake, destroying-
much timber.
The Columbia made up a full cargo
on her down trip Tuesday with rail- ."
way iron for this point.    The Lytton -
also brought down a load. '
Miners can get a complete outfit here.
usp, \
A New and Powerful Company Gfets
Hold of the Works.
The man who is interested in the
practical development of the grea^
mining industry of. .British Columbia
will hear with gratification certain
details ofthe ; plans' of the Kootenay
Mining & Smelting Coin pa ny, which
have just been made public.    Within
three months that company will have
its big smelter at Pilot Bay in operation, and a new era in the history of
this country will have been marked.
The enterprise is gigantic in its proportions, having 82,250.000 invested,
and if the ideas of its promoters can
be carried out,  and there seems no
doubt they can, a marked revolution
in mining methods in Kootenay will
be effected.    Certain commercial results which  will  be felt throughout
Canada will   be  produced,   and   a
thriving business and manufacturing
centre will be built up.    In explanation of the first statement it may be
said that with a smelter at the doors
ofthe mines ores not rich enough  to
stand tribute to heavy transcontinental   rates,   customs duties,   transfer
charges and a variety of taxes can be
worked to   advantage.    As   to  the
second, it will secure the manufacture
of pig- lead,   white  Jeacl, lead  pipe,
and other lead specialties, control the
lead market of Canada, reach out into the Orient for business and cut a
considerable figure in the production
It has been demonstrated beyond
doubt that the" vast ore deposits of tlie
Kootenay stand without a parallel in
the world, and as English, American
and Canadian capital have joined
hands in the development and, upbuilding of this region, there is no
section but will hail with pleasure the
announcement just made.
Through the efforts ot Andrew B.
Hendryx, of,New Haven,Conn.,there
has been  effected a consolidation of
all interests of the Kootenay Mining
& Smelting Company and the Kootenay Lake.Keduction Company, and a
large sum of money has been raised
for the  completion and operation of
the smelting works and the working
ofthe Blue Bell mine on the Hendrvx
peninsula.   A new company has been
formed, to be known as the Kootenay
Lake Mining & Smelting Company,
with a paid up capital of 82,250,000,
subscribed by capitalists in New Haven, Minneapolis and Victoria.    By
far the largest interest in  the company is held by Mr. Hendryx, who
has now'gone to Pilot Bay to take up
his permanent residence there, .and
assume the duties of treasurer and
general manager.     E. W. Herrick,
of Minneapolis, is the president of the
new concern,   and   R. P. Rithet, of
Victoria,    is : the    vice, president.
Messrs.   Hendryx and Herrick are
pioneers of the  Kootenay country.
Their Voyage up the lake 10 years
(ago in India-n canoes marked the first
advent of capital into a then almost
unknown land of mineral wealth.
They purchased the Blue Bell mine,
and their energy and enterprise alone
transformed the Indian trail into a
comfortable tote road, and replaced
their canoes with a modest',,little
...earner.' They showed the way into
the country and an army of prospect,
ors followed. -These prospectors soon
interested capital in the marvelous
deposits found, and in turn were attracted the great railway interests of
the northwest. Today three transcontinental roads have found the waters of the Kootenay, and several
lines of steamers are in operation,
connecting these lines with numerous
shipping mines up the mountain sides
along the shores of the lakes and
rivers of the district. The towns of
Nelson, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth, and
Kaslo have' suddenly risen along
these shores and are centres of great
mining camps, and in one instance an
important railway.terminus.
The arrival of Mr. Hendryx and
his permanent engagement as mana
ger in person of the affairs of the
company is an event in the district's
development. Pioneers in the mining operations, he and his associates
now take the initial steps in the manufacturing interests of a great country. Though Mr. Hendryx has from
year to year increased his investments here, until now they represent
a control of the vast monetary interests above mentioned, he never has
until the present resided in British
Columbia, or given much time to the
management of .his Canadian affairs.
He comes to Pilot Bay after having
Wm. Hunter.
W C. McKinnon.
New Denver --ahd Stive rtoo.
All kinds of Miners' supplies kept constantly in stock.
Revelstoke Station,   33. O.
Dealer in Household   Furniture.
Sitf Agent for Singer Sewing Machines.
Of Swansea ana v'vrigan,
Analytical Chemist and Assayer.
The oldest and most experienced
Assayer in the Province.
Plenty of accommodations for travels.
Good beds and good meals.
John Madden, Prop.
won a fortune-and a name among the j Bar stocked with wines, liquors
manufacturers of New England as
the founder of the Andrew B. Hendryx
Company of New Haven, Conn.,
whose goods are well known on both
sides ofthe Atlantic. .He is a practical mechanic, inventor, and thorough
business man. Under his control
there can be no question that the
works will be skilfully handlecl.
Tiiey will be fitted out with the latest
and most improved machinery, operated with mechanical skill, and a
business like policy pursued in the
management of the company. This
will secure the confidence and sup:
port of every miner in the district and
aid Kootenay to become wiiat she was
by nature designed to be, the largest
producer of lead in the.country, and
one of the great producers of gold,
silver and copper.
R P. Rithet, the vice president, is
one of British/..■Columbia's leading'
business-men'.'-"'Mr. Eithet's associates are B. Crow Raker, J. Hutcheson,
W. J. Macaulav, IT. Chapman, W.
Ih. Ellis and Joshua Da vies of Vic
toria, who have recently purchased
stock, in the Kootenay1 Mining &
Smelting Company. Their alliance
with :the new company is especially
fortunate, as it identifies the interests
Parties having good Min=
ing Claims to dis=
pose of should apply
Landscape Photographers
Keep a large quantity of Architypes
and • Steel  Engravings    in    stock
Pictures framed to order.
Everything new about the house except the whisky and landlord.
Everybody gets a hearty
welcome and plenty
to eat.
Gorman West,
[Continued 0:1 next page.]
ia are
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
Mcdonald bros. , Props,
•-.it rtrfr.yji fT"*?* Z-Z-
.-.-» -'-..^Jtst-.Ai Smelting by Electricity.
The Chicago Tribune describes a
process of smelting  ores, the description being taken from- a report by
United States Consul Mason at Frankfort,   Germany.     The   smelting   or
casting is  effected by electric heat,
under the  influence of rarified air,
and is performed at a reduction of 50
per cent, in the present cost of casting
iron, and other metals, besides a saving* in time and an important gain in
the character of the product, the castings being free from oxidation and
blowholes.    Mr. Mason describes the
apparatus as consisting of an air tight
furnace,, which is lined with glazed
firebrick and ha's.its hearth connected
with molds into which the fused metal
flows in obedience to the laws of gravitation.    The firebrick lining forms a
sufficient insulation, and the electric
current is sent through the charge
directly without the use of any fuel
or employment of carbon electrodes.
The fused  metal is nearly pure and
free from carbon, seeming to be melted away from that refractory element.
The continued  exhaustion of the air
and the produced gases increase.the
fluidity of the molten metal, preventing oxidation and blistering, and permitting the production of castings that
are dense within, smooth outside,and
possessing   the   highest   mechanical
qualities.    In  a small exx^erimental
furnace a ton and a half of pig iron
was smelted in "fifteen minutes by  a
current  of- 30,000   amperes and 50
volts,   or about  2,0C0 horse power.
The  most remarkable thing   about
this process appears to be that no fuel
is required.    Using  the language  of
the unphilosophical man who regards
electricity  as a^ material fluid, one
may say, '"'the electricity is pumped
in" upon the cold metal, warms it up
to its work, and effects the separation
without the aid of other heat than
that given  by- the current, though
that may be obtained from a waterfall.    So, the possibilities of the new
process must be immense if it be all
that is claimed for it. '
Eureka mine, situated near the Reid
& Robertson group, is to be sold to
satisfy it.
Revelstoke Station, B. C
.4 RTISTICWork executed on -shortest possible
il/ notice. ."'•    y ■'■■.■ y 7
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Watchmaker and Jeweller.
Repairing-   Neatly and  Promptly  Executed.
11   Howard   Street,
SPOKANE, ':  dX}.
I sv-1 x^y*3 'f**'
slvn inssic C
111U  JJ.  U. U
Dealers in
Pianos,  Organs,  Musicians'   Supplies, Sewing Machines, and
Graduate of Trinity University, Toronto.    Member of college Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario. '
_ t__SBB   a
G. L. ESTABROOKS,      -      MASTER,
Leave New Denver at 7 a.m. for Silverton.
Leave New Denver at 8:30 a.m. for Bonanza
Leave Bonanza City at 12 noon for New Denver.
Slocan Trading & Navigation Co., (Ltd.)
NEW DENVER,       -       -       -       -       B.C.,
Is one of the besl; in the Slocan district.    Call in.
KASLO CITY,       -     . -.
The only practical Watchmaker in
the Kootenay District. Orders by
mail receive prompt attention.
The Arizona claim has been sold
for&OO. d   .      /;;';. a     Ad/ a:::';
E. Tate has purchased a one half
interest in tlie Saturn, of E.Jennings,
for |200. /
The sheriff will sell the Twin mine
at Ainsworth, under a judgment
claim held by Bigelow .& Co. against
R. McLeod.
Upwards of 150 men are now employed alnong the various mines in
the Slocan and this number bids fair
to be doubled.
R, MeLeod's share in the May and
■Jennie claims, on. Forty-Nine creek,
are to be sold by the sheriff to satisfy
a judgment by H. Giegerich. ■
J. '.Fred Hume has obtained a judgment against Gorman. West, of Bear
like, and the latter's interest in the
Stages leave Kaslo daily at 8 a.m.
for New Denver.    Returning will
leave New Denver for Kaslo at
> same hour.
Satisfaction  is   Guaranteed.
■' a. j. scott, :'■■;
To take effect on Saturday, May 10t.li, 189!.
Trains West. Station. Trains East.
10 HO      Depart NELSON Arrive      aO -i5
•1') 50 Kootenay Crowing 20 2;>\
'/IT Zi> '     SLoan Crossing IU -10;
18 15      . Arrive ROBSON Depai t      id 00
Trains' from Nelson will wait arrival of boot
from Bonner's Ferry and Lake Pompon Wednesdays and Saturdays.
'% Flag" Stations.
tfSSAAbove Trains -will run Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
. The Company reserve the right to change this
Time Table without Notice.
Pacific Standard and 2-i hour system adopted.
Atlantic Express arrives at 10:lO Daily
Pacific " " 17:10     "
General Sunt.,
Trainmaster & A gen t.
Cheapest, most reliable and s^ife route to Montreal, Toronto, St. Paul, Chicago, New York,
and Boston. Rates $\io §10 lower than any other
Specially fitted Colonist Cars, in charge of a
porter, for the accommodation of passengers hold*
ing second-class tickets.
Passengers booked to and from all European
points at lowest rates.
Low freight rates. Quick despatch. Merchants
will save money by having their freight routed via
the C.P.R.
Full and reliable information given by'applying
Asst Gen. Freight Agent,     Local Agent,
Vancouver. Revelstoke.
Steam Nav. Co., Ltd.
T.tivds o.a.:r,:d isro. 3. ,   ,
In Effect Tuesday, May 1st, 1894.
iio r
i a iYumi
Nelson & Fort Sheppard
r^ ■
STR. CCLEjklilA.
(Connecting with the Canadian  Pacific Railway for all Eastern and Cuast Points.)
Leaves Robson on Wednesdays and Saturdays at
S p.m.".
Leaves Revelstoke on Tuesdays and  Fridays  at
4 a.m. ■""■■■■■
(Connecting at Northport for points north and
south on the Spokane ■Fall* & Northern
A   :   : Pa;lw;;y;)
Leaves .Rouson;-Wednesdays' and Saturdays at 5
■ ■' ■ 'a.m. ;■•■■'■• •'
Leaves Northport-Wednesdays and Saturdays at
1p.m. a
The only through route .from Nelson, Kaslo,
■■ Kootenay Lake and ail Slocan .
Points. . ■
Through, Trains Semi-!Weekly.
Leave? a.m.
Arrive 5:10 p.m.
Special Attention to Mining
Over Byer's Hardware Store.
On Tuesdavs- find Fridays, trains will run
through to S:j6kaue,arr"iving same day. Returning
passentrers will leave S-:okan:.',at 7 a.m.on Wednesdays aiid Saturdays, nvrh'Ag at Xu's<m ui.f>:\0.\).
ni." same dav,- making clo-e connect'.-n with the
stenmcrNelson for Kaslo.and-ail Kootenay lake
Commencing Mav 2nd 'nassengers. for Trail
Creek. Nakusn. New Denver, Revelstoke, and all
p.Mnt^' on the Canadian Pacific Railway, will
leave Spokane on Wednesdays and Saturdays at
7 a.m.. connecting at Northport- with steamer
(same day) at 1p.m. /
Passengers by steamer from ah ;ve. points arrive
in Spokane same evening.
Passengers for .Kettle "River and Boundary
■Qte^.k (••iincct ;A Mar.-u* with staae on Mondays
■uld Tuesdavs, Thur,:dAvs and Fridays.
(Connecting vaih'the AAxn & F, ri. Sheppard
■ Raiiw.-jy ■■for   ait   E.-.AoPi   .-.v.d  C-"i^t;
.. .'Pointsrnnl lAr .Sp>>I:.-'ue.
LEAVES NEI.fON : .       '   ■/ MCAVKS  KASLO :
Mondavs, :)      a.m. . Tu^diiys, 'A a.m.
Wednesday!?.,' 5:10 p.mA Thnr.-dny**, s a.m.
Thursdays, 5      p.m.   : Frlda\.-, :; a.m.
Saturdays," 5:J0   p.m.        Sunday.', 8 a.m.
.'Convnv.-'.-iug wi!i Ahe GreA N.-ril:-rn Hallway
: lo.' .:-.']' :J:iSti:rn. pom.A. Sjsokane and
iiso C'v:::.)
Luavc'-i K-;-A) at:! a.m. and Nfl-.oi at 7:15 a.m. on
. ■■'i.'uesdavs and Frulavs.
LciivesBonner's Ferry at 2 a.m. on  Wednesdays -
and Saturdays.
The company reserves the right to cliangelthis.
schedule-.at any time.without notice.
For full informaf \<a\ a^ to tickets, r.'i-cs, etc., ai>
ply at..the. Company's offices,A\e!s>r. I.J.C
T. ALLAN, See'y. J. V.'. TROl^P,
Nelson, B. C. Manager.
Ji I   £T
)ROPP!NGSi    The0W1]Crs of Silverton have re-
* | ceived an offer tor the townsite, which
| they will in all probability accept.
,.,,..,-,     ,     „       ,       j    A consignment of cattle on Tuesday
Maps of British Columbia for sale at j.
this office. t    I
Raspberries are ripening* fast.
Huckleberries are plentiful and are 1
s served to make beefsteaks more
] plentiful  in  this  high  water   town.
5    When in Kaslo stop at the Great
worth -:l per j ail. i Northern   Hotel.    Kates reasonable-
A large concentrator is to be put in | Headquarters for cool and  delicious
on the Slocan Star. jbeer. f
J. Fred Hume will retire from bus-]    j<\ Fraser, J. P., Kcvelstokc, came
iness in a short time. - _ j down on Friday, distributing thebal-
C. I). Porter is at Trail buying" ore j lot boxes at the polling places along
the river.
for the Omaha smelter.
Tiie lake has receded over 14 feet
from hia'h water mark.
M. Ma honey, of Kaslo, is conducting
"West's hotel at Bear Lake.   -
Thirty inches of"clean galena have
been struck on tiie Surprise.
Out of 190 miles of telegraph line
j in West Kootenay only 20 miles were
left standing after the great storm of
last month.
W. Hunter' and D. B. Bogle came
over from  Denver Thursday to hear
/Parker's, Burton City, for a square ]p^mier Davie orate,and incidentally
transact business.
Mountain goats are numerous on
the highest peaks in.the rear of this
town. They are very wary and"
difficult to approach.
meal.    Bread, provisions, etc.     \'t
Get your lunch put upon arrival at
the new El Dorado.    W. Parker." i
Another tonsovial artist has opened
in town, in the Madden House stand.
The Nakusp Mining Co.,   with a
Over 20 gold seekers went down on | meiubership of fourteeil>   has   been
formed to work placer claims on the
the Arrow to Burton City on Saturday.
Geo. Cleveland has the contract for
several new buildings ,at Three
upper part of Cariboo creek.
The electric light Doles have been
put up in Nelson, and the modern
• A further lay-over has been grant- j darkness chaser may illuminate that
ed to placer claims in West Kootenay j quiet burg before Christmas.
till July 31st.
Messrs. Leask and Rashdall, new
Denver,, have staked two good- claims since'Tuesday, looking  after the de
Supt.' Wilson,, of the  C.P.E. telegraph department, has been in town
on Cariboo creek.
IP. G. Fauquier, P.O., has been appointed mining* recorder for the Cariboo creek district.
The Marion was in port on Thursday. She took up supplies for the
Hot Springs hotel.
A shipment  of 20 tons of ore from
the Le Koi mine, Trail creek, was on •
Sunday's up boat.
■ -'Great dif'liculty was experienced in
saving the Half Way House from
bush fires on Friday.
Work on the aerial tramway from
tlie-Silver King to Nelson is expected
to commence this month.
It takes two weeks for a pack train
to make the round trip between Kevelstoke and the Big Bend.
Geo. W. Aldous .will build a laundry and bath house at the Silver
King, on Toad Mountain. ,
Tiie'force of . men on the N.& S.K.
was increased this week'.'by-.'a contingent of men from Kevelstoke.
J. Finch is at Trail creek looking
after liis interests there. He will-return to the Slocan this week.
Str. Lytton resumed her regular
trips to Revelstoke on Sunday. She
had been laid up since ihe floods.
The wire to Denver was working
one day last week, but lias since gone
down again owing to forest hres.
A rate of. 8.10 per ton is said to be
eriv'en on ore from Trail creek to the
smelter at Tacoma by the C. P.hi.
moralized  system  in this neighbor
Scott & Co. are running stages from
Kaslo to Three Forks every other
day. Tlie service, will be daily just
as soon as a new wagon arrives from
Through trains between Nelson and
Spokane now leave the former place
on Wednesdays and Saturdays, instead of. .Tuesdays and Fridays as
It costs 50 cents to ride from Nelson
to the railroad depot on the hill. The
road is so rough that elderly people
have to hold their teeth in while
making the trip.
Two men had their faces badly
blistered in trying to force their way
throngli the fire that raged along the
trail   b ..tween   Denver   and   Three
Forks,, last week.    \     •
Friday's boat brought down Hon.
Mr. Davie, Messrs... Kitchen and
Sword, M.P.P s; W. M. Brown, C. J.
Loewen, D. McGillivray, W.C.Sampson and Dr. Brouse.
The receipts at the recording office
in New Denver for the month of June
were fl, 662, the largest in its history.
Over"8800 of this amount was taken
in for miners' licenses.
J. M. Kellie, M.P.P., will leave for
the Bis; Bend 'this week, to look after
the interests of a-Seattle company, : jn
which he is a partner. lie will- probably be absent three or four weeks.
Byron White passed through on the
Columbia Sunday to join his family
in Vancouver. He had endeavored
to come from Three Forks oii horse
back,, but was prevented by bush
It is reported that 75 percent, of
the stock necessary to build the Kaslo
& Slocan Railway has been subscribed by capitalists, and the company
want the mine' owners to put up the
Parker's restaurant is now open to
all ye hungry prospectors located at
Burton City, the gateway to the richest placer mines in British Columbia.
Bread, m«ats and other provisions for
sale.    W. Parker. f
The Misses Hornshoe are conducting tlie best restaurant in Kaslo. The
young ladies are very popular and
are doing' a splendid business, notwithstanding the dilapidated, and
forlorn condition of tliat city.
W. C. Muirhead wishes The Ledge
to emphatically refute the report circulated in town this week thai he had
promised Mr. Brown his vote,or even
talked politics with him-.w The former
never voted an Opposition ticket.
One of Hon. Mr. Davie's statements
here ou Friday was that the C. P. R;
had given him assurances that the
railway would be es tended from Nakusp to the head of Arrow lake, and
connect there  with the R. &A.L.R
i o
1 o -
A special.train  conveyed the Premier, and party to the end ofthe track
on Friday evening, New Denver be
ing reached at 4 o'clock next morn-
Messrs. Hendry and Munn, who in
formed him that they had just had a
long interview with Jim Hill, in reference to the Kaslo & Slocan Railway.
In their usual mysterious manner
they, without making any actual
statement, would have Mr.. Glynn believe that the road would be built
Books, Stationery, Office Supplies,
and Wall Paper.
Great Eastern Block.
ALL Work on Placer Claims in West Kootenay
is laid over until the 3lst of July, 1891.   -
12-2 fc.
Gold Commissioner.
ing.    That
Mr.   Davie ad
dressed the electors at that place, and
proceeded to Kaslo with Mr. Sword,
on Sunday.
A large number of men are em
ployed in the Big Bend, repairing the
damage done at the various claims
by the high water. Next month several companies will be taking out
pay dirt, and no • doubt business will
be much improved in Revelstoke in
Chief Eauquier has ■ discovered a
new member of the bug family. It
is of a fair size, and is noted for the
nauseating odor that comes from it.
The skunk family are not in it with
this new candidate for the scent trade'
and students of insectology will find
a new and odoriferous subject to engage tlieir attention.
A meeting of the School Board was
held - yesterday. D. A. McDougald,
was elected chairman; F. W. Jordan
secretary; F. G. Fauquier, treasurer.
'Work will commence on the new
school in a fortnight, provided no de*
lay is occasioned in making final arrangements for the site.
*XJ <<, ' . •
Wm. Glynn, of Seattle, was in town
Tuesday, on his way to do assessment
on the Queen Bess and other claims
he is interested in, in the Slocan. He
reports every thing dull on the coast,
but signs of a revival, in trade are already apparent. From Seattle to
New Westminster he travelled with
'.'O.K.s " and
Factory and Salesroom:
522, CORDOVA St.,
VANCOUVER.    -    -    B.C.
The very best equipped
Restaurant, to be; found
in Town.
Meals choice and dainty.
Served at any hour,-day
or night.
nakusp,    -     B.C.
•r.-riw. **■«*»■ LEDGE DROPPINGS
Maps of British Columbia for sale; a^
this office. 1"
More fresh beef arrived down by
Tuesday's boat.
a,   The Fashion chop house has sus-*
-pended operations for a time.;.
The trail into the Cariboo creek
- gold fields is about completed.      '■■';
Quite a number of lots in Three
Forks have changed hands lately.
L. Dansereau has charge, of the
freight shipments over the N.& S.R.
Nakusp's colony of Japs has pulled
up stakes and flitted away to Spokane.
Batiiing is now the popular pastime,
rivaling even fishing. Both are
goocl. ■
It will take several thousand dollars to finish the Trout Lake wagon
F. G. Fauquier, P.O., has issued 30
miner's licenses in the last few
weeks.      '   •      '
A. Madden departed on Tuesday's
down boat en route to his old home in
Quebec. -
The trail to Slocan . lake is littered
with trees anabranches felled by the
bush fires. r"     ""
P. Genelle & Co., of the Nakusp
sawmill, will establish a lumber
yard at Three Forks.
H. Horrocks and wife, of Kaslo,
purpose leaving that place for Scotland in a week or two.
G P. R. rates will hold good on all
freight shipped from here to interior
points over the N.& S.K..
W. S. Murray . has a pack train of
three animals plying between Burton City and the gold fi Ids.
Now that a second locomotive has
arrived, work /will be pushed with
redoubled vigor: on the railway.
Track-laying on the railway has
now reached the head of Slocan lake.
Supplies are going forward rapidl y.
The engineers on the road have
shifted camp to Three Forks, where
they will remain For about a month.
J. A. Finch passed  through town
Thursday for the Slocan from an inr
speCtion of some Trail creek properties.- .
When in Kaslo stop at the Grea.
Northern Hotel. Rates reasonable'
Headquarters for cool and delicious
.beer.  " '    f
There is every promise of an abundance of freight to   be  transferred
over the railway for some months to
Mr. and Mrs. Serson, of Kamloops,
with their family, arrived on Tuesday
to take up their permanent residence
in town.
Mrs. J. White, wife of Supt. White,
of th e N. & S. R., with her two children
and nurse, have arrived in town from
New Westminster, to spend the summer.
The Terminus of   the^ ■ J_W^fcKi^iDius3^ v ■-'^S^. ,'SI'ocah. ^ilway.
Real Estate and Mining- Broker,
605 HASTINGS STREET,       -      -      VANCOUVER,  B.  C.
Two carloads of general merchandise, consigned to Hunter & McKinnon,.
New Denver, was part of the cargo
unloaded from the Columbia ojn Friday.
Practically speaking the N.&S.R.
is now in a position to handle all ores
tendered them from the Slocan
camps, and every day is improving
A large consignment of flat iron,
for the Grady group of mines, on
Four-mile creek, came in on Friday's
boat. It is to be used on the runways
for the ore trams.
Rumors were rife in town on Friday, and Saturday that Mr. Brown's
sympathizers in town were preparing evidence^ with a view to protesting Mr. Kellie's election.
One of the fiercest forest fires ever
experienced in. this neighborhood
raged along the summit portion of the
railway Thursday. It caused comparatively ho damage to the road.
Mayor Kane, of Kaslo, lost his infant child on Saturday last in a pe-
culiar manner. Near the house was
a pit partially filled with water, into
which the little one tumbled and was
Mr?. A. W. Wright, wife of the Police
Magistrate, of Kaslo, passed through
on the Columbia Thursday for Toron-:
to, where she will visit her relatives
for some months. She was accom-
panied by h er two young sons.
Premier Davie passed up on Thursday's boat bound for the coast. He
looked pretty well tuckered out with
his laborious campaigning during the
elections. It is his intention to do
some skirmishing in Cassiar before
polling day in that constituency.
Things are looking up at Pilot Bay,
since the announcement that a new
company had acquired control of the
smelter property. Several men are
at work clearing up the buildings
and putting things in shape.    It promises to be a hustling burg this fall.
C. Douglas, of Vancouver, returned
to the coast Sunday, in company with
D. McGillivray and C.J. Loewen.
Mr. Douglas before leaving visited
Three Forks and inspected several
of the leading mines. The information he gleaned of the resources of
the Slocan would fill a big book, and
and it is his intention of imparting
this to the tenderfeet of the Terminal
City in pithy chapters—tc encourage
prospective speculators.
Application for Liquor License
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days.after date
I intend applying" to the Gold Commissioner
for a retail license to sell beer, wine, spirits, and.
other intoxicating" liquors and beverages at the.
mouth of Trout Creek, West Kootenay District.
Nakusp, July 2nd, 1891.
PHILO & Co.'s
arber and
O.K.s," and
A LL Work'on Placer Claims in West Kootenay-
±\S is laid over until the 3isfc of July, 1894...»
Gold Commissioner.
Factory and Salesroom.:
VANCOUVER.    -    -    B.C.
Lots Now for Sale.
$100   TO   $1,
Resident Agent, Tliree Forks.
The very best equipped
Restaurant to be found
in Town.
Meals choice and dainty.    .
Served at any hour, day
or night.
Smelting" works will before long be
established on the western side of St.
John, N.B., harbor.
Wm. Gibson, of Boston has opened
a quarry hi the black granite district of Bocahec, N.B.,
down over SCO feet, will be continued.
American capitalists have leased
-1,000 acres of Unci from the Canada
Company, just north of Thedford,
Ont, and given a. contract, to a Petrol ia firm to sink wells for petroleum.
A rich vein of. chrome iron has been
-discovered  in   Disraeli  Township,
A brick of gold, weighing 96 oz., j near Sherbrooke/"Hie.,and specimens
has, just been taken out from the Bal- shown a.e so satisfactory t!ia.t already
lou mine, Malaga, N. S.
Gold is reported to have been discovered near Nappan, N.S., by a
party of Amherst people.
Mr.Pelquin has sold a three quarter
interest in his gold property at Lake
" Wahnapitac to J. iviopelle of Ottawa.
John Iiiordan hasdiscovei cd a vein
of silver four inches wide on an island
which he owns in Lake Rqsseau;-
- A joint stock company is being
formed in Ontario to prospect for anthracite coal in the' neighborhood of
James Bay.
Assays show £9-1 of gold to the ton., j
from ore taken from the Carscallen
property, about eight miles west ot
Marmora, Out.
Mr.. Baumgarten, representing .for-
- eign   capital, is  inspecting  mining
properties  in   the neighborhood  of
Kingston, Ont.
The stock of asbestos is being depleted in England  and the United
States, and there is renewed activity
. in-"the Quebec mines.
About 100 men are now employed
at the Torbrook iron mines. N.S.,the
superior quality of the
American capitalists are making offers for the property. ■
W.G.Motley, F.R.G.S., of London,
IDng., reiDresenting the. Rajah Mine
Co., is making a thorough examination of the ground at Pat Portage,
with .a view to the resumption of,at
an early date active operations.
ore meeting
with increasing appreciation.
The O.P.R. salt well. (No. 2) at
Windsor, Ont., is now turning out
about 700 barrels per day, the obstruction having been removed.
Capt. Peter Pascoe, on' the behalf
of some Milwaukee capitalists, is ex-
aming the Michipicoton mine, located
on Michipicoton Island, with a view
to working it.
The Ontario* Government will purchase two diamond drills for use in
mining explorations. One will be
kept in Toronto and the other at Port
Arthur, or Rat Portage.
A load of baryta has been obtained
from. McKellar's- Island, near Port
Arthur, Ont. Tt will be sent to Du-
luth, where it will be ground and
mixed with white lead.
J. A. Camirand,■ an advocate of
Sherbrooke, Que., has discovered a
vein of mispickel on his farm, which
is said to give richer results than the
faniousTIungarian mines.
J.W.Y. Smith, E.P.Peid and Wm.
Hood, of Moncton are preparing to
operate more fully 'tlie manganese
mine at Hopewell Hill, near Albert,
N.B.  . The ore sells at ^o0 a ton.
The Copper Creek Mining Co. are
going to hasten development work
on their property at Point Mamainse,
Ont.    A shaft,- which at present is
' Robt. ' Hall and John A. McPhee
have discovered rich indications .of
gold 'in the neighborhood of Sheet
Harbor, N.S., and have taken up
100 acres in the Mines' Office. Other
parties are now doing likewise.
My. Morehouse, of the Hamilton
| smelting works, say that about 90
per cent, of the ore used in the furnaces will be Canadian. The other
10 per cent, will be American. Lake
Superior ore and' the combination,
it is believed, will have a very good
The Windsor, N... S., Gypsum Co:
now have about thirty men at work
taking out large quantities of plaster.
They have ' purchased the right of
way for a railway from tlie quarry
to a shipping'point near. Wentworth,
and they may possibly soon build, a
line. They are now building a wharf
at Windsor, where vessels will re-,
ceive the plaster direct from the cars
thus effecting a considerable economy
in shipment savings.
According to the report of experts,
the cannellite deposits at Baltimore,
N.B., are likely to prove of value,
and it is estimated' that there are
nine million tons' which can be mined
above water-level- drainage. There
are outlets a'" present sufficient for a
daily output of 1,000 tons. W.E.
Wortman, of Salisbury, the owner of
the property, is projecting a line of
railway to the mines, and hopes to
proceed very soon with their further
The Rat Portage Mining Company
are going ahead with development
work on the Black Jack "gold mine
with satisfactory results. . The shaft
has been sunk to a depth of 90 feet,
and is about 10x5 feet. In one place
a vein 21 feet wide has been uncovered. Assays run..from |'5 to $400
per ton. The company hopes to de-
velope about 750 acres of mineral
lands which they possess in the vicinity, and will bring the product to the
reduction works at Rat Portage formerly owned by the Lake of the Woods
Gold and Silver Mining Co. These
works they will equip as a lp^stamp
mill with a chlorinator plant of 10
tons capacity per day, at a cost of
about S20,000.
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Recent reports in connection with
the   Similkameen ; Anglo-American
Gold and Platinum" Hydraulic Min
ing Co.'s claims are of a highly satisfactory" character.   Capt.   Scott,   of
Vancouver,   is now there  busily engaged  in   prospecting,   with a staff
of men, and is accompanied by J. 'C.
Ferguson, a well-known civil engineer.    At present they are engaged
in sinking shafts to test the ground,
and have already attained surprising
results.   Shares formerly disposed of
at 15 cents, are how selling at a dollar, with the prospect of a rapid rise
consequent ujpon incorporation. From
present indications,   Similkameen   is
looked upon as likely to turn out one
ofthe richest gold mining regions in
British Columbia.   J. B. McLaren,, of
Westminster, . has   also   visited the
claims with his.own engineer and
tested the   ground on the third and
fourth benches, and discovered gold
all over it.    The whole claim, ih fact
seems impregnated with the precious
of nuggets of 52 ounce weight on a
field 45 miles -distant. The population of the place amounted to about
1500 some weeks ago, but since then
has diminished in consequence of the
terrible hardships which must be encountered there owing to the climate and scarcity of water, which in
the dry season can only be procured
at certain points, and then has to be
paid for.
Application for Liquor License
■VTOT1CE i* hereby griveir that 30 days after date
li I intend to apply- to the Gold Commissioner
for a retail license to sell wine, spirits, beer, and
other intoxicating and fermented liquors, near the
junction of Grouse and Cariboo Creeks, West Koot
enay District.
Nakusp, June 25th, 1894.
2.AEL. E3"V-__iTS
B. C.
Revelstoke Station,'
Australia's Gold Fields.-
ARTISTIC Work executed on shortest possible
Revelstoke Station,   B. O.
Dealer in Household   Furniture.
EST Agent for Singer Sewing Machines.
Watchmaker and Jeweller.
Repairing   Neatly and Promptly Executed.
Wonderful tales are current of the
richness-of the Coorgardie gold fields
in Western Australia, and particularly of one mine in the district discovered by two young: adventurers
named Baily and Ford. The former
while prospecting found a 45 ounce
nucrget sticking out from a reef in a
big mountain of quartz. As quickly L\# H . HOLDICH,
as possible a claim was staked out,
but, in spite of all precautions, much
valuable surface stone was stolen before a proper guard could be established.
The monthly output from the mine
now amounts to 2000 ounces. From
30 tons of ore picked from a bulk of
1400. tons, 18,000 ounces of gold were
obtained, and the remainder ofthe
stone is expected to yield from five
to six ounces to the ton. Out of. 650
tons of stone raised from a depth of
15 feet, 12 tons were picked, giving
8500 ounces of smelted gold. From
another part ofthe mine four, tons.selected out'of 100 tons of ore yielded
1600 ounces ot gold. Some of the
other returns of picked stone were:
five tons from -250 tons for 2000 ounces: two tons from 70 tons for 900 oun-
ces, four tons for 1000 dunces and 35
hundredweight for 800 ounces. Some
ef the surface is so rich in gold that
ounces can be picked out in a few
minutes. Down to the 50-foot level
only it is estimated that gold to the
amount of 40,000 ounces is now in
sight. It is as yet too soon to speak
about the prospects of other claims,
which have been pegged out inand;
around Coolgardie. Very few. of
them have got beyond the rudiment
ary stage of prospecting claims, al-j
though reports have been received;
of some valuable finds, among which
may be cited a reef carrying ten
ounces to the ton, and the discovery
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All kinds of Ores purchased on a Cash Payment
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and all kinds of Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, Butter, Eggs,
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518 and 520 First avenue, Spokane, Wash.
The   Kootenay    Lake    Saw   Mill
The proprietor has- on hand
In lengths of from 12 to 50 feet.    Any kind
of bill stuff can be cut at short notice.
Shingles, Laths, Mouldings, Turned Posts and
Ballasters, Brackets. Etc. Two Carloads
Sash and Doors; Two Carloads Dry Fir
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Clear Ceiling; 4 Carloads of Clear Cedar,
for Finish.; One Carload Glass, Paints, Oils,
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Is issued at Nakusp, B.C., every Thursday.
Wet weather, snow slides, hard times, or the
sheriff never hinders its publication. It
comes out just the same.
Revelstoke   Station,  B. C,
Have their. Branch Stores at
&a Trout I_«a,k.e Oity
Well supplied with Prospectors' and Miners' Out-   	
• ■■ : fits.   •
Does not dream of making a million out of it,
but he expects to get a luxurious living. In
order to do this it is necessary to have cashable material, an# the world at large is cordially invited to dig up enough money to pay
for an annual interest. To accommodate the
public wedo
At prices thaf do not discord with the despondent price of silver. ve
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THURSDAY,  JULY 26, 1894.
Few people will be found in this
district but what feel pleased at the
re-election of J. M. Kellie, M.P.P., to
represent the north riding* of West
Kootenay in the next Legislature as
a staunch upholder of the Davie administration. At the same time one
experiences sorrow to think that Mr.
Brown, the Opposition candidate,
should have been so easily led away
with the belief .-that he could over"
throw the popular member. Not a
doubt existed that he would suffer defeat, but the proportions of the slump,
to use a common expression, surprised
each party alike: To obtain a majority of 92 out of 368 votes cast is indeed somewhat remarkable, when it
is considered that Mr. Brown is a
local man, an ex-member of the Assembly, and the friend of all. Mr.
Kellie doubtless realizes the true.import of the people's verdict, testifying"
at once to the universal satisfaction
at his actions in his recent tenure of
office and unbounded confidence in
the general policy of the Government.
The result of the poll can only be ascribed to the platforms advocated by
the rival candidates, the victor having the assurance that personalities
do not count in latter-day politics.
The campaign has been a bitter
one, fraught with personalities and
untold malice. Many friendship
have been severed, and former con -
panions turned into enemies. This U
. to be deplored; and it should be a
lesson to future political aspirants to
abstain from washing dirty linen in
public. So far as this paper is concerned, we have never descended to
either personalities or vulgarities, and
while opposed to-Mr. Brown's candidature, have never uttered a word
against him to which he could take
objection. We realized the man's
mistake and plainly told him of it,
. and the result has aniply justified our
opinions. Mi\ Brown's day f jv public
utility long since passed away, at
least so far as this riding is concerned.
As a private citizen he is a success
and none begrudge him his merited
popularity. ~
In Mr. Kellie we have a representative member and one that is fully
alive to the needs and exigencies of
the district. We look for a continua
tion of his usefulness and feel coh-
vinced that we shall not be disappointed, a As a. finale ;we would urge
that the seeds of discord engendered
during the past few weeks be destroyed and. let peace and goodwill
reign throughout.
Prospectors, not^^te
laws of Canada, would do well to remember that the Dominion statutes
make it an offense, punishable by
two years' imprisonment to take out
gold, or other minerals, without holding a Free Miner's certificate, and
having the claim recorded,
.In. the south riding, a few people
did not vote for Buchanan, because
he sang hymns in church sometimes,
and was not. an adept at studying
astronomy through inverted ale bottles. In the north riding, some did
not vote for Brown because they were
afraid he might break theKCxovern-
ment playing poker, and leave nothing to build trails with. Such is an
election in the untamed and silvery
west.' '       '
Mr. Hume's general popularitj^ and
the splendid organization of his committees helped him to a pronounced
victory over his Ministerial opponent
in the south riding, G. 0. Buchanan,
on the 17th. Of the two the latter is
the abler man, but personal friendship carried the,day rather than ora:
tory and the befogged policy of, the
Opposition. Mr. Hume is to be congratulated on his success, and he is
looked..to.to do credit to his constitu-
The Prospector man wants the
trade of Cariboo' creek to go to New
Denver. He forgets to mention that
there are 20 feet of snow on the summit, between his town and the creek,
which renders packing impossible.
Of course, balloons could be used, or
goods could be loaded on toboggans
at the summit and slid into the new
camp by gravitation. But, as these
methods are too expensive the trade
will centre at Nakusp, the natural
j trading point for Trout creek, and all
its tributaries.
The Ontario Government by placing diamond drills in different parts
of that Province to be used free by
prospectors has set an example that
might well be copied by our local
Government. No doubt in many
places in this Province are many
rich ledges that do not come to the
surface, and can only be located by
the use of the drill. Drills might be
furnished free by the Government
and kept in charge by the different
mining recorders, to be loaned to
prospectors who desire to test mineralized districts where the croppings
of mineral on the surface are limited
in size and quantity.
The people living in Nakusp and
the Slocan do a very large anioiuifc of
corresponding   with     Spokane and
other points in that direction, but the
mail service is as slow as ever. A
letter mailed to oi* from these points
has to go to ;^eisoi£j before^it cah be
forwarded to itsTdestination, This; is
unnecessary. Ihspectbr Fletcher is
a.worthy man but his official pace in
the Kootenay is too snail-like. Why
does he not airange to have all the
mail for the places in question made
lip at Spokane and Nakusp and despatched through; without going to
Nelson, and causing a dela y of several days? It can be done, and the
people have a right to demand it.
We are paying to keep up the mail
service,, and if Fletcher is not capable
or active enough to keep abreast
with the postal possibilities or requirements of this country, he should
be officially buried and a live man
Nearly every paper in the Province has recently contained glowing
accounts of. the new combination
that has been formed with over two
millions of dollars capital to work the
smelter at Pilot Bay. Is it genuine?
Do these people mean business, or is
it a gigantic scheme . to help out the
capital already sunk at that place?
Has rhe company the millions in cash,
oronlvon paper? So many bright
and glowing accounts of schemes in
connection widh smelters and town
sites have been sprung upon this
.western country- that we are inclined to doubt the sincerity of anything
new, especially, when there'are millions in it. We hope this company
mean business and intend to carry
Your Goods
out the programme as outlined by
the. press. If they do, it will build
up the district more substantially
than anything else can do. If they
don't, it would be better to leave Pilot
Bay as it has been for a year—silent
and deserted.
The placer gronnds on the Yukon
in Alaska have attracted more gold
hunters this season than ever before.
They are safd to be rich, but more
difficult bf access than any other dig
gings in the. world. Still, hundreds
of men have left Juneau for there,
with hardly any money, and very
li tie in the way of supplies. Many
of them will perish no doubt, as it is
very hard for men to get there wjio
are inured, to hardship, and equipped
in every way for hundreds of miles
of tramping over mountains, where
Jack Frost never lets go his hold and
in some places the wind blows so hard
that the tops of the glaciers where it
strikes, are worn as smooth as a bil.
Hard ball, and so slippery, that it is
almost impossible to stand on your
feet. Some men are bound to hunt
for gold, and will risk everything in
their mad desire to finger the yellow
metal that holds.such a mighty sway
in the busy world of to-day. Most of
them would make more if they would
stay home, and raise potatoes. It is
not so romantic, but a much surer
way of making a fortune.
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Revelstoke, - -      B.C.
AYING-placed some new
Machinery in our Mill,
we are prepared to furnish
all kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber and Shingles at
greatly reduced Prices.      °
Eoucft Lumber, harrow,.
■   "         "         wide,
$11 00 to $12 00
Joist and. Scantling, sized up to
, «..
18 feet long,
. .                §11 00
18 ' to.24 '   •
$12 00
21 'to 30 '
§13 00
Flooring, .T&G, 6"
•$20 00
u              .<      4 »
$22 00
V joint Ceiling, 4 "
$22 00
6 " Rustic,
."?19 00
$14 00
Surfaced Dressed,
$13 00
A liberal discount on large or
ders for Cash,
A. McDougald
Choice    location and   commands 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 the delicacies of
the season.
Charges Moderate.
A Call Solicited.
Slocan Ave.
-i-*;wiwt ~.t^—..—„„_;^:_:: LOCAL ASSAYS.
Jerry Nagle will" visit the Slocan
next week.
The Nakusp sawmill are cutting
two large orders for Silverton.
Parker is the first to strike bed
rock—in provisions"and meats.'
- T. L. Haig has teen appointed
customs officer at Revelstoke.
A large vein of free milling quartz
has been discovered on Trail creek.
'* W. A. Jowett, ol Nelson, took a
look at his Nakusp property on Tuesday. *
Upwards of 100 claims have been
recorded in the Trail creek district
recently. *
Str. Arrow has ..discontinued her
semi-weekly trips to Burton City for
the present."-
Major Shelton, of Vancouver, will
make a business trip to the Kootenay
in a few days.
The May Bee, near Trout lake has
developed four feet of clean galena,
in gray carbonates.
Messrs. Stewart and Lynch have
opened an hotel at Thompson, the
new town on Trail creek.
Rev. D. Martin and wife, of Kaslo,
' leave that city in a few weeks to take
up their residence in Ontario.
.The fires on the mountains to tlie
foot of the lake presented a magnificent sight on Tuesday night.
It is reported that fire has destroyed
a vast amount of timber on the limits
held by Hill Bros., in the Slocan.
' Str. Lytton brought clown six more
flat cars for tlie railway on Thursday
making- 22 in all now on this road.'
D. A. McDougald sent out two men
prospecting this week among the hills
to the foot of "the lake. Silver is the
main object-looked for.
The C.P.R. has experienced much
trouble during the week bv bush
fires near Sicamous. Trains have
been delayed, several hours.
Master Mechanic Temple, ot x the
C.P.R. shops at Revehtoke, had
charge of the unloading and loading
pf. the locomotives on Monda.y evening..
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Parker is:: selling -groceries, meats
arid a.; general line of provisions, as
well, as feeding the hungry at Bui_
ton Cit.y, the gateway to the gold
.'fields. ; /•:■'■■
'An Italian workman on the C.P.R.
.had his left leg cat off on   Thursday
last, in endeavoring to board a movr
.ing train.    The accident happened
at the. 13tli crossing.
Str. Lytton came in from up the
river Monday with C.P.R.' locomotive
.-No. 565, together with about 45 tons,
of railroad'iron. She returned to
Revelstoke neFt day with the mogul.
ver, on the evening of July 30th.
Arrangements have been made on
an elaborate scale. ;.
Rev. Mr. Akehurst, the sole representative ofthe Episcopalian denomination® in the district, will hold divine service in the schoolhouse next
Sunday evening, to which all are
invited. Mr. Akehurst goes to New
Denver on the following" Monday.
Premier Davie is the authority for
the statement'that .the boundaries of
the north and south ridings of 'the
district would be adjusted in such a
manner to permit of a gold commissioner being appointed for this end, independent of, the Nelson authorities.
D. M. Riley, a Winnipeg citizen,
missed his. footing in boarding the
Columbia at Revelstoke on Friday
morning -and , tumbled . in the river.
He was .swept away by the current
but managed, to seize hold of a pile,
and was rescued [shortly after by the
boat's crew.
The train crew on the N.&S.R.
make longer time and more money
than almost any other crew. in the
Pacific province.' For weeks .past
they have worked from earty morn
until late at night and not one of them
suffer from insomnia.
The failures in British Columbia
for the half year ending June 30th
last, were 34- commercial houses,
with assets of $615,620, liabilities,
$497,621; manufacturers,-; 10, assets
$124,000, liabilities £76,971; traders,
24, assets $491,100, liabilities $420,-
650; banking 1, assets §561,960, liabilities £527,044.
F. G Fauquier, P. O., on Sunday
received tho supplies necessaiy for
his newly appointed position of recorder. His jurisdiction extends as
far east as the summit, and all the
country tributary to Nakusp, particularly Cariboo creek. Recorder
Sproatt, of New Denver, will supply
a copy of the claims recorded thus
far irom the gold fields.
Bruce Craddock, the genial boni-
face from Nekion, who has leased the
hotel at Hot Springs, on Arrow lake,
will have everything in shape for
guests in a few days. "The"house is
being fitted up in'.comfortable, style
and pleasant quarters will be obtainable for those who wish to indulge in
the revivifying effect of • the justly
celebrated mineral baths to be.found
at that place../
The provincial library at Victoria
is an interesting institution. R. E«
Gosriell.'.'has charge of it and he is
constantly on the lookout for old and
new newspapers ofthe province. All
the provincial papers^are kept on file,
as well as copies of various defunct
sheets that have been published
within the boundaries of British Columbia since it had a name.   A file of
Invitations are : out for a grand the deceased Lardo Reporter is want-
mid-summer open- air ball, to be ed to complete the list and anyone
given by Messrs Siege, & Teasdale, 'who can supply it will confer a favor
at the Newmarket Hotel, "NewPen-, upon the librarian.
• x_/»
ission Merchants
& Wholesale Importers
es, Liquors, an
nm^jienjjM diu»iMm.M L.m\.,,a>»mti\\mrmmmnimin»»ra*v»aam
GROCERIES  and . PROVISIONS at very low prices
FRESH CANNED GOODS always in stock.
A Ml assortment of Choice CIGARS and TOBACCOS,
. C.
: 0 :
EE OtXR. ..XjIS'T :
Underwear. Hosiery,
. Mens' Furnishings,
Mens'Ready Made
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, Oatmeal, Biscuits,
Canned Vegetables,
Canned Fruits,
Dried Fruits, and
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,
: o :
Miners can'get-a complete outfit'here. *    >
Si    /■ v '     ".van ■- :
\    »
r in
■ k<
bt™* a__L__f" ,ic__r'
Gateway to the Famous Slocan
Mines!   Arrow Lake Terminus of
the Nakusp & Slocan Railway!
and the Mines.
or mew lienver,
Famous for its Fishing and Hunting. Within a
few miles of the Hot Springs on Upper Arrow Lake
becoming noted for their Medicinal Qualities.
«• • •»
•   (■as
With the completion  of  the Nakusp & Slocan Railroad,  Thousands of tons
ore will be brought to Nakusp from the rich mines of the Slocan, and loaded on the
steamer for Revelstoke.
and Silver Ledges have been discovered within three miles of Nakusp.
own already contains Six Hotels, Several Dwelling- Houses^ Stores, Sawmill,
with a capacity of 30,000 feet per diem, a substantial Wharf, Warehouses, Blacks
Shop and many other building's.
^Ep^v.'-^j^iv^ x-spa^vw?,;-. •
iVw^twwj j j,ww~sT-*y^,.',cv<?? 'Ii™ MINERAL FLOAT.
Picked up in Different Parts of West
The ore,house at the Alpha mine
has been completed.
The new record office at .New
Denver will cost $1150.
The No 1 mine - at Ainsworth has
shut down for a short time.
The Democrat is to be surveyed
and a crown grant applied for.
Over 1200 tons of concentrating ore
are on the dump at the Slocan Star.
W. Wilson ha^the contract to haul
400 tons of ore from the Silver King
to Nelson.
Samples of ore from over 140 claims
can be seen at the Three Forks mining exchange.
The Tacoma smelter has closed
down owing to the lack of supplies
to operate upon.
Smelting works will probably be
erected at Nelson for the treatment of
Silver King ore.
The Silver King is preparing a
shipment of 100 tons of ore for the
Denver smelter.
The Slocan Star is working 15 men
and the Blue Bird eight, while six
find employment on the Reeo.
Forty men are working on the Le
Roi, 12 on the Josie, and eight on the
War Eagle properties on Trail creek.
Itory McLeod's interest in the Twin
claim at Ainsworth has been sold by
the sheriff to John Campbell for $400.
Quite a number of men are ma
wages   by   washing    gold-touc ted
gravel along the Pend d'Oreille river.
Active operations are to be begun
on the Democrat, situated near the
Alamo. It is owned by Spokane and
New York parties.
John Clinton has succeeded Geo.
Atcheson as foreman of the Nelson
Hydraulic Co. 's claim on 49 creek.
Piping will commence next week.
J. Campbell, of the steamer Ainsworth, has purchased from the sheriff
the May and Jennie claims on Forty-
nine creek, paying therefor $105.
M. Ed Lams has been bound ov«r in
the sum of $6C0 to appear at the
court in Nelson to answer a charge
of wrongfully taking 20 sacks of ore
from the Bon Ton mine.
The a c. J
aking4— The only practical Watchmaker in
the Kootenay District. Orders by
mail' receive prompt attention.
H. Byers may open a hardware
store in New Denver.
The County Court will meet at
Nelson on August 18th.
A. W. McLelland has opened a
boarding house at Pilot Bay.
Parker's, Burton City, for a square
meal.   Bread, provisions, etc.      f
Con. Doherty has returned to the
Slocan from Uncle Sam's domains.
Sixty men are working on the
railroad near Waneta. They receive $1.50 a day without board or
Dealers In
Pianos,  Organs,  Musicians'   Supplies, Sewing Machines, and
Plenty of accommodations for travellers. Good beds and good meals.
Bar stocked with wines, liquors and
John Madden, Prop.
Landscape Photographers
Keep a large quantity of Architypes
and   Steel  Engravings   in   stock
Pictures framed to order.
doctor        ~
Graduate of Trinity University, Toronto.    Member of college Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario.
Stages leave Kaslo daily at 8 a.ni.
for New Denver. Returning will
leave New Denver for Kaslo at
same hour.
Satisfaction is  Guaranteed.
Special Attention to Mining
Over.Byer 6 Hardware Store.
11   Howard   Street,
G. L. ESTABROOKS,      -      MASTER,
Leave New Denver at 7 a.m. for Silverton.
Leave New Denver at 8:30 a.m. for Bonanza
Leave Bonanza City at 12 noon for New Denver.
Slocan Trading & Navigation Co., (Ltd.)
To take effect on Saturday, May 19th, 1891.
Trains West. Station. Trains East.
16 30      Depart NELSON Arrive      20 45   '
*16 50        -    Kootenav Crossing- 20 25J   •
:17 35 Slocan Crossing 19 <!0t
lo 15       Arrive ROESON Ek-warf     1? CO
Trains from Nelson will wait arrival of boat
from Bonner's Ferry and Lake Points on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
- t Flag'Stations.
fl_TAbove Trains will run Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturday-?.
The Company reserve the right to change this
Time, Table without Notice.
F.iciiie Standard and 21 hour system adopted.
General Supt.,
Trainmaster & Agent,
Nelson & Fort Sheppard
The or.I •• tin* -ugh route from Nelson, Kaslo,
■K6otv.'...y La1- o and all Slocim
•      ' 1'' hits.'     '    ■■•■■■■'
Th rougJl Trai ns Sem i-Weekly.
Leave 7 a.m.
Arrive 5:40 p.m.
On Wednesday:? and Saturdays, trains will run
through to Spokane,arriving same day. Returning
passengers'will leave Si okanoat 7 a.m.on Y£cdncs-
dav-and Sati.-'layr-, arrivi.^ ut Nel-- "at 5:10 p.
m... -wneday, making chwc connection with the
stcaincr-Nelson for Kasloaud all Ko-toriay lake
pO:     tS.      .,..-'■•'
NEW DENVER,      -      -      -      -      B. C,
, Is one of the best in the Slocan district;.   Call in.
Atlantic Express arrives at I0:lO Dally
Pacific " " 17:10     "
Cheapest, most reliable and safe route to Montreal, Toronto, St. Paul, Chicago, New York,
and Boston. Rates S3 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 European
points at lowest rates.      .      ■ ■
Low freight rates.. Quick despatch. Merchants
will save money by haviug their freight routed via
the C.P.R. .     ''"
Full and reliable information given by applying
GEO. McL. BROWN,       I. T. BREWSTER,     ,
Asst Gen. Freight Agent,     Local Agent,
Vancouver. Revelstoke.
Steam Nav. Co., Ltd.
TIl^ES C2J&.TL1D 3STO. -4.
In Effect Thursday* July 12th, 1894.
(Connecting with tlie Canadian Pacific Rail-
way 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 Nnrtlri^ri Tor vo-Ints north and
south oii the Spokane Fall" & Northern
Leaves Robson Wednesdays and Saturdays at 4
a.m. "■'      •
Leave* Northport Wednesdays and Saturdays at
1 i,.ui.
Leaves Nelson Ti:c:-d.'o s at 3 p.m.; Wednesdays,
at f): 10 p.m.; Fridays, at 3 p.m.; Saturdays, at o:-J0
p.m. Connect::}.^ on &-f: rdays .- ;d "Wcdno days
with -NVi v>n ^ r xvt Slu- .. rd R. ■; I wZy IV r I-'aslo
and La -,•/ -: :;JJ.
Leave Kn-lofor Nel-An, i">uw'. -ting with Nelson & Firt;f>:-upward F.••■ :l\va\. J r Si>okane and
;>oints south', on Wecl.^dayA Ad Saturdays at
leave Spokane on Wednesdavs- and Saturdays at
7 a.m., c-Minectimr' v-t Northport  with  steamer
(samc(Iay) at 1 ;uu.
Passengers-by steamer from above points arrive
in Spokane same evening.
Passengers  for   Kettle   Ri•.-«•:•   aisd   Boundary
Creek c unect. 1  Marca- wi:h   •lau'-c <ai Monda_"»-
and Tuec».l.iys, 1 hurd j. • A::;i Fric!;A -\
(Connecting with the Great Northern Railway
for  alfEasri-rn  noints,-Spokane and
the Coast.)
Lcivr-y Ison for B niicr'sFer--,via Kaslo, on
! ."Saturday? at 5:10 p;ni , and Wed .inlays at ': 0 p.
Le'-ves K.islo for I* •■.ners Ferry direct on Mon-
j days at 6 a.in. and Thursdays at 0 a.m.    r % #
Leaves Bonner's Ferry for Kaslo, via Nci-son, at
2 a.m. on Tuesdays ana Fridays.
The -company reserves the right to ehange^this
schedule at any time without notice.
For full information as to tickets, rates, etc., apply at the. Company '* offices. Note- -, B.C^
T. ALLAN, Sky. .». v.. TROUP,
Nblscx, P. C Manager.


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