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Vol. 1. No.
NAKUSP, B. C, JUNE 21,  189-1.
Price Tex Cents.
Front Street, West,
Kaslo, B.C.,
The Largest and'Most  Complete    Stock  in   the  Kootenay •
Country. "    •
Corning & Rodd, Props,
The bar is stocked with the finest
.    brands of wines, liquors
and cigars.
More Men  Flocking Into the New
Placer Fields.
This hotel is situated near the
water front and has every accommodation for the travelling public.
Good accommodations for travellers.
The^ bar is supplied with a good
stock of;Wines, Liquors . ";
a and Cigars.
RISDALE'"...&:McKAY,   Proprietors.
NAKUSP, 13. C,
Although not unacquainted with the
fact ofthe discovery of gold on Cariboo creek, yet the information appearing in last week's issue came
somewhat as a surprise to many.   It
has excited much discussion and
spurred on the preparations being
made by numerous' parties to strike
into that country. From various
sources comes confirmation, of that
published, but the floods, have prevented direct intercourse "between
the new camp and Nakusp. That
gold has been found thei e and in paying quantities none" doubt, but the
general opinion is that the. colors are
washings from neighboring ledges.
Coming down on tlie- Arrow last
Saturday was a Swede,' who' had
spent the winter in washing gravel
in the Lcrdeau country with varying
results. . Discussion arose among the
passengers relative to the'alleged
find on Cariboo creek, and he-corroborated it, refusing, however/1 to be
drawn out. Reaching towhu- he unbosomed himself-to a scribe "to' this
extent. . Last summer the Swede was
prospecting on Cariboo Creek and
picked up float assaying-very high
in gold. lie asserts that his speci:
meiis show-the yellow stuff toJ^q„naked eye, and iii one'piece lie fo'bl'^ouT
a nugget worth $2.60.' One day he
left camp and on returning at dusk
found a stranger there, who gave his
nam'? as Dunn, and stated that he
had been lost from a party of four.
Dunn remained a day or two and
suddenly left for I3utte, and upon his
arrival there showed some specimens
of quartz' to a Daily Miner man saying that he had' gotteh-them on the
Salmon river. But tins was false, as
he'had not time to go to Saimonriver
ere the account was.-published;and he
had no rock before coining to'Cariboo
creek/ .'-'■'   ....' "■     > '.;■■';
The Swede, who is'now at;the
Prospect House, jyas of opinion thai;
ee alone knew of the gold find, but
he now realizes his. mistake. Ee
will go. down there shortly. ' He as-
serts'the rock is- free milling and of
great value, and to he ...who. locates
the ledge a fortune is certain. 'Many
days lie spent search ing for iii, .but
the' winter coming on compelled him
to. desist.'
referred through the United States
Postal Department to Inspector
Fletcher for such recommendation as
he may consider necessary. Respectfully,-   -    "   Akthuh T. Shaw, P.M.
Folling Flaces.
Appended is a list of the polling
places in West Kootenay for the Provincial elections, which take .place on
July 7th, the nominations on June
23rd: North riding—Government office, Revelstoke; Government office,
Nakusp; Illecillewaet,-Lardeau, Glacier, Trail creek, Fire valley, Robson,
Trout creek, between Upper and
Lower Arrow lakes; Sanderson's Hot
Springs, Upper Arrow lake"; Hall's
Landing, Trout Lake, Came creek,
Downie creek, and French creek, in
the Big Bend. South riding—Court
house, Nelson; schoolhouse, Kaslo;
New Denveiv^insworth, and Custom's house, Kootenay boundary. It
will- be seen that no provision has
been made for polling booths at Duncan .City, Lardo, Silverton, Three
Forks, Watson, Bear Lake, Pilot Bay,
Balfour or Waneta—all in the south
riding. This is a grievous error and
should be rectified ' at once, as it is
working a decided hardship on a no
small portion of the electorate.
■ ■        ■»	
School Board Meeting.
A special,   meeting" of  the school
board was held.at the'Leland House
on Tuesday  evening.    An   account
from The Ledge for supplies and advertising was laid over to await the
replenishing ofthe sadly depleted exchequer.      Mr.   McDougald    placed
before the meeting a communication
he had received from thc-Governmcnt,
notifying the Board that the annual
election of trustees would take place
on June 30th.    The law req Hires th at
only one member of the Board retire,
but it was decided to elect the three,
so as to establish matters on a firm
legal basis.    Two of the trustees wish
to' retire,   Messrs.   McDougald  and
.Muirhead.    The   secretary   was instructed to post notices calling for the.
nomination and election of trustees,
at the schoolhouse, on Jun'e 30th, between the hours of 11 and 4 o'clock.
No word has yet been received from
the Government, regarding the erection ofthe new-school house, but notification is expected in on' the next
mail to the .effect that tenders will be
solicited at. once for its build ing. ..''
Hon.   Theodore   Davie   Appeals  to
An Improvement in Sight.-
£AJ.D £'..
li_„::u*'v.'.'.y m<:!.<-,/.
tv.uive t.'.- t;ieT>o.:!i; Hi
miiK'i'i and -^"cny i){
hwsins.g di-ntA* caI
sketching facilities
bar is supplied  w
iicuiors and cigars.
Hotel are the best
.1)11    i:"!.1   1-
idf--hu,tij-tr;i:.d -t-
at tho cm
the '.SI ocr n
I    Backing.up the remonstrances of
■jThe Ledge  against the-forwarding;
jot American  mail.'from Spokane to
■) Kaslo for Kakusp, thus causing sev-
jeral  days'   needless   delay,  li.   H,
! Ilaimnoiui  iu>:-nkd  Iierrhi &. Co.,   of
ISiokane, of  the   facts of  the   case.
■{They in-turn  laid  the complaint be-
tisirii;tJ--a:iri j fo_.0.* posfcinastr "Shaw,'. of' that city,
:d b.aM.^ audlani'.he a   once brought "the matter
'      .. A     .,    ,. +     „,   1-to the attention of the  American au-
iov tourists aiui, artiste,    lue i ,(      ■... -x   ,, •    ,. -.,,14. ■
a -thoiities with ..tins result:
Spol ane, .Wash., .May- 28, 18:>4.
.■'—I.'' .wonId ..respectfully   state
hat vc-ur c mmunica'tion Mis been
x ::«.
(.._ J     ,   j-s i
i the hest brands  of v.-ines \
The accommodations of tiie j
A siding has been put in at Summit
City, 12 miles/from Nakusp. j
Morgan David and J. O'Leary were j
•passengers'down from Revelstoke'oivj
the Arrow Tuesdav,; ... j
Provincial Officer Fauquier states-j
that he will give positive orders to ]
all householders and business men to \
put their promises in a thoroughly j
sanitary condition, *; j
Parliament has been dissolved and
a proclamation issued calling for the
nomination of candidates for the provincial elections on June 23rd and
the polling two weeks hence, or July
7th.    Accompanying official notifica- .
tions have also been published, naming the returning officer   lor .each
constituency and  the polling places.
So far, but two candidates are in the
field  for   the north riding of  "West
Kootenay, Messrs. Brown and Kellie,
and it is very improbable tliat others -
will come out.    The nominations will
take place at the Government offices
at Revelstoke, before J. D. Graham,
returning officer.   ,
By reference to another part of this
issue it will be seen that a joint political meeting has been called for next
Tuesday evening1 in the schoolhouse,"
to be addressed bv the rival candidates. Having expressed their willingness to meet on the public platform
the opportunity is now afforded, and
the electors will then be able to judge
as to the merits ofthe rival candidates
and the cause they advocate. One
gives the re-assurance of a continued
energetic career ih the House, while
the other seeks election upon promises'
solely. The one l is known /by "his
works, the' other hopes to be.. Both
are good and strong candidates, and
while not possessed of a superfluity of
oratorical talent, they are men of the
com try and realize full well what is
required of .them.
Mr. Brown • held a meeting at
Thompson's Landing a week ago, the
result of which he appears to be satisfied with, as well as. with the general
canvass of the riding made by L im
recently. He affects to see no reason
why he should not be returned on
election day with a ^good majority as
an Oppositionist. On the other hand
Mr. Kellie has the confidence derived
from a meritorious career in the Legislature; also the satisfaction ot knowing that his labors therein .have not
been in vain. From all parts of the
riding he has received during the
week letters of encouragement from
tlie principal settlers and citizens, assuring him of their support as well as .
that ofthe major part of tlie electorate.
In Revelstoke, where Mr. Brown iias
his place of abode, and expects a plurality of the votes cast, Mr. Kellie has
proof sufficient' that-"the die will 1 e
cast in favor of the Government, liis
candidature /meeting "with success id I
along the line. In tiie mining camps
particularly the'concensus of opinion
is entirely in his favor. The north
riding will be true, to its colors o.i
July 7th and send a Government man
to. Victoria.
Viidy Lyall   is  in Australia.    lie
will.'return in"'July. \
Trainmaster. Hamilton,   of the C.
& K.Ry.   had charge" of'-a- gang of
dagos on Tuesday s  boat,   em route
5- and cosns. '"beside; -being beuad'jfor Robson,   where they will, be em-
over to  keening -.the   i eacc for six'■] ployed putting that  branch road in
Tuesday afternoon Hugh  'Madden'j
was brought before E. Mohun. and F.
TV. Jordan, J P.s,; charged  with aa
saulting F. G.. Stanlcton-Ootton,.  on
Sunday .evening.    Accused was fined
shape again. EXILES OF  THE YUKON.
Gold   Seekers   Crowding   Into   Far
Away Alaska.
Much gold dust and nuggets are
being taken out of the Yukon basin
and the tributaries of the Yukon.
The hard times on Puget Sound, combined with failures there 'and ■■.elsewhere, have recently caused a rush
' to the diggings. S'6-E. 0: Sylvester,
of Sitka, who was in San Francisco
recently, said.
"Some of them know how to mine
and-some of them don't know any-
. thing about it,"isaid he.    "Probably
the latter are in the majoritv.  '-Still
the  miners of/ the Pelle and Forty
'7. Mile creeks are doing welt   That
; / region invites the attention of adveh-
// tiirous miners, because it offers the
yohly rich placer/grounds known/in
/ /America which have-hot been:wbrk-
;y 'ied. put, at least ;so /far as the'miner
AWithout capital   is concerned.: The
.;',;/scenes,in California in the days of '49
y are being /largely reproduced again
; inthe Alaska interior.;
/       ''Miners'^suppliesiare lower than
'a they have'eyer been, /and/ this fact
/   has caused/many men to go. /The
dy bulk; of supplies go in by St.Micliaiei's.
..A good many  things are bought at
a a Juneau, however, and taken on td-
:: /boggans over the;Chile Be-
/; sides this Captain Healy audi others
//;have started/ a store: M;Forty/;Mile.
?The:iiifliix is greater this year tha:n
A rat/ :ahy i time since 1880, when'the
: /icduhtryrbegan'to Attract;at
One regrettable- feature about; it/is
ithatmanyofithe hiiners in addition
a to being entirely: inexperienced■• are
y.: /poorly equipped, both for the. long
-/journey arid; the winter sea son soon' to
Xfollowy'x/ :.;: '-^XAd-xXy '■"■ : ■♦/ ■
. /    ''The supplies aire packed on Yukon
/sleighs—long;:light sleeps,   builtd,expressly; for the purpose--and dragged
: ovei.tile snow and ice by tlie men or
by dogs, a A good; outfit:weighs:from
'700 to;900 pounds.    It contains provisions for six  weeks while on the
COO-mile route, . a   teiit,   stove,   and
.-'camp utensils/which consists of picks,
shovels,   gold pans and (quicksilver,
besides a supply of axes, saws and
nails for: boat building "when. it is con-
,  venient to use a rough boat.
."Where bulk has to be broken up
to cross the steep summits, as, for instance, when crossing Clilcoot pass,
the Indians are used';to pack. They
charge 15 cents per pound for doing
this.   . ■
/"Undoubtedly a big lot of.gold will
he brought out this year. Tlie.United
'■ States Government should spend some
c money to open up the gold fields. As
yet not a cent lias been spent: "There
•' are nowa, thousand miners in the interior/and they : have no mails and
cannot receive a letter or communicate wi:h the outside work! in any
way except in a chalice way through
the-medium of friends at rare inter
vaIs. During six months of the year
a letter mail from Juneau to Forty
Mile is perfectly feasible, and there
are plenty of responsible men in the
country who would like such a, contract. The expenditure of a few
thousand dollars in opening a. trail
would be a good and safe investment
:for Congress. I.understand theBr.it-
is.ii Columbia Government ha s voted
$10,000 towards putting-a trail into
the interior. Our Government ought
not to be behind. The country is big
and.many trails, as a matter' of fact,
should be built.
"It is a great country and the output of gold this year will be something phenomenal."
A New Steamer Line.
Messrs McDermott and Johnson, representing Portland capitalists, are
taking preliminary surveys and
gathering information on both sides
ofthe line with a view to the establishment of a new steamer service on
Okanagan river. If the business is
found to warrant such a venture a
line will be established connecting
with the steamer City of Ellensburg,
now plying between" Wenatchee and
Virginia "City and extending to Oro
'and Osooyoos lake. The most discouraging feature ofthe enterprise is
to be found in navigating the stream
at McLaughlin's falls, a series of
rapids with a drop of seven feet in a
stretch of 5(3 feet; but it is hoped to
effect a passable channel at that place
by the liberal use of dynamite. This
new line will' open up the whole
Okanagan country and will have
great influence in promoting the development of its immense resources,
heretofore practically dormant. The
mining region north of Alma would
especially feel the beneficent influence of cheap rates for, by this way,
ore can be laid at Tacoma for $12 a
instead of $40.
Immense Output of Copper.
At all times the annual report of
the directors of the world's greatest
copper mine—Rio Tinto is of interest.
The bare figures indicate the size of
the undertaking, besides- which they
demonstrate' tliat this mine can be
made to pay, almost irrespective .of
the price of copper. The quantity of
pyrites extracted during the year
was, for shipment 177,650 tons, and
for local treatment 851,916 tons—ot
an average.-copper content of 2,996
per cent. There were invoiced to
consumers in the United Kingdom,
Germany, Belgium, and the United
States 469,339 tons, or 33,581 tons
more than in 1892 and that excess
would have been greater but for the
coal strike in England last year.
The production of copper at the mines
last year was 19,990 tons, and the
copper in the pyrites shipped a?as II,-
.'9(1-1 tons, making the total copper 31,-
1)5-1- tons. There were sent to market
.18,858 tons of refined copper, and
11,265 tons of. copper in pyrites, giving a total of 30,123 tons.' The reserve heaps of the ■■.company now contain 101,867 tons of fine copper, which
stand in the books at£5 Os. 66. per'
ton. At that price it. is quite clear
the company can sell copper at figures
entirely out.of the reach of any other
mine in the world.
'Mining- prospects in East Kootenay
a-ie, as 'a- matter of course, dull on
account of the low price in silver, but
discoveries are being made that indicate the district will" rival West Kootenay in mineral wealth. Besides the
great North Star mine, near the St.
Mary's river, very powerful leads Of
argentiferous galena have been discovered on the Moyea, near Cran
brook, and from the" assays and the
immense bodies of ore in sight there
is no question that'-'these mines will
be. exceedingly valuable when silver
is re-instated in currency. The reports of the gold quartz leads at Wild
Horse, near Fort Steele, are very encouraging and are attracting considerable attention.
Wm. Hunter.
W  C. MoKinnon.
New Denver and Silverton.
All kinds of Miners' supplies kept constantly in stock.
'la D. 0. JOSlYI! Music Go
• Dealers  in
Pianos,   Organs,  Musicians'   Supplies, Sewing Machines, and
Supplies. '     -    .     -
Parties having good- Min=
ing   Claims to dis=
Third. The interests of the province were not
safeguarded in the agreement between tlie Government and tlie Nakusp and Slocan Railway Com-
3 pany, and tlie policy of-tlie Government in pledging the 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 pf the Government,
expenditures should boconiined solely to the building and 'betterment of wagon roads and other
Avorks tliat are for the free use and benefit of the
public at large, leaAdng to -private enterprise the
construction and operation of railways'and other
undertakings for the use of winch the public are
renuired to pa3'.
Fifth. The speedy adjustment of the differences
between the province and the Dominion, to the end
that the land"in the railway belt along the Canadian Paciiic Railway be "thrown open to settlement
under tho land laws" of the province; the amendment of the "Land Act so that it Avill be an' amicable contract between the province and the settler,
eliminating all discretionary powers of the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and'Works; also amending
it so as to permit tlie outright purchase ef small
tracts in all unsurveyed mountainous districts.
Sixth:  The timber lands of the province should
be held in tru^t for the future use of its people, and -
not handed over under long leases, to speculative
mill oAvners as a saleable asset. ■
Seventh.   The dcA'clopment of the  mining in-
du-try should not be hampered by legislation that
make's the procurement of titles "to surface rights
j impossible; that leA'ies unequal taxation on Avorking
-     - « - «     I nii}'ersi Jl3,(i ^ia* makes it difficult to comnel de-
D0S6 Of SlIOlnG  aODlV 8 HuiHunt eo-OAvners.to pay their share of the assess-
r '   tr bt  w  I inojit work; therefore Ave faA*or the .repeal of sce-
| tions 8"and 4">a of the Mineral Act and a rcAdsion of
I the sections relating to mining partnerships.
For ■ -JMLember of the Legislative As-
a semfcty for the South Riding of
the West Kootenay District:
ifV .-• -iWf&jjjF-.'
Platform Adopted in Convention.
'HEREAS the men who upbuilt the Dominion s
of Canada Averc not of one nativity, and if a]
• Eighth. The passage of an act whereby water
rights for any specific purpose may be obtained as
readily as such rights are now obtained for mining
purposes under tlie provision of the Mineral Act.
Ninth. The establishment of a land registry for
AVe-'t Kootenay district.
Tenth. The holding in Kootenay district of
terms of the county court at short in ter vals; extending the poAver' to issue capias to registrars of
eonnty'eourts in districts Avhcre there are no resident judges; and (he passage of an act that will al-
Ioav the collection oi small debts in courts composed
,.of justices of the peace.    . A '-..:.;"
Eleventh. . The'.'extortion to .-which' laborers on
raihvay construction and other Avorks are compelled to submit, through, the. issuance of timecheeks,
is alike discreditable to the men 'who profit by such
practices and to -the Government that makes no effort to'render such '■practices 'impossible..'.' The issuance of non-negotiable time checks should be made
a punishable offence, and the issuance 'of negotia
■ble time checks should only be.alloAvable under a
Luv'that Avould safeguard tlie rights of the party to
Avhoin they are issued. -,' X   ■
Twelfth. Contractors and sub-contractors on
railways should have a means of getting speedy
redress -from unjust classification and unfair" measurement of work by the appointmentof at; official
arbitrator Avho shaU'be a practical engineer.
The Government is to.be condemn-.
lealthv patriotic sentiment' is to prcA-ail, and only \ cd for the passage.of a redistribution act that is not
■jy'the'growth of such, a sentiment can Canada { uniform in its proA'isions, and by which  represcu-
take a place among the English-speaking'nations,
the-responsibilities of government must.'be entrusted to men of known capacity, and not to men
who. by accident' of birth, imagine themselves
rulers by Divine right.   Therefore be it resoh-ed—
First. -That we hold as reprehensible the practice oi appointing non-residents ts> official positions
hi-interior districts.and Ave maintain that ail office^,;
Avhcre practicable, should be filled bv residents/of
of the district wherein the official performs duty.
tation   is  neither  based  on    population,- A-oting
strength nor contributed rcA'enue."
Nelson, April j7th, lH'J-l.
To the Chairman and Seguetaky op the
South Kootexay Coxventjon—Gentlemen: I
hereby accept the nomination for member of the
LegislatiA-e Assemblytendered :me by the ..-delegates
assembled in convention at Nefc-ou-on the 14th in-
Second.   Special and private legislation not oiilj
•on-.unies too great a part of tiie time that should jj stant; and if elected,I Avill use my best endeavors
)c.dirvoted to the consideration of public measures, \ to carry .out the principles of tl
I.......   .
but it leads to practices that tend to.lessen conii
lience in the integrity of the LegislatiA-e Assembly,
and through it an in"sidious poison is disseminated
geminated   Thanking you and the delegates for
that in time Avili find ijs Avay through .the whole   ferred; I am respectfully-yours,
principles of the platform adopted
oy tlie conA-eiition, belieAdng them to be in the interest of all those that fa.A;or good  gOA^ernment.
the honor con-
S3Tstem of the body politic: therefore, Ave faA^or the !
enactment of general laAvs thvfc will reduce to a ,_
minimum  special   legislation and do   aAvay Avith { iv- ■*
private legislation altogetiier. ' 8 j. a.
GIreen, Esq., Chairman.
Turner, Secretary.
-tf. "%
A Great English Authority on the
Depression in Prices.
Revelstoke  Station.   33. O.
Dealer  in  Household   Furniture.
Ageiit for Singer ScAving I\lachincs.
• *sj*«55j/'
r-i!°y *tr^
Repairing   Neatly and Promptly
cut o<l.
A.   H. H0LD1CH,
Of Swansea and v'vigan,
Analytical Chemist and Assayer.
The olclesu and most experienced
Assayer in the Province
Plenty of accommodations tor travellers. Good beds and gooll meals.
Par stocked with wines, liquors and
John Madden, Prop.
An important speech, touching upoii
-whcaV-silver,   gold   and   American j
mining,railroads and land mortgages     V* -M. •&    JJ*£&JJM-f,-*-4«s-^9
was delivered at Ldnihurgh a tort- watchmaker and Jev/eller.
night ago by  the Kight lion. "JP nry
.Chaplin,   Conservative   president   of
the board of agriculture in Lord Salisbury's?  Government,     The   speech
was an address to a crowded conference to Scotch members of husbandry,
and had for its subject, "Bimetallism
in Relation to Agricultural Depression."    The speaker   declared   the
agricultural depression was chiefly
- due to the steady and heavy fall- in
prices of produce, which he" claimed
was due to the monetary changes of
1873 and could only  be stopped by
reverting to the previous monetary
system..   Nobody could see where the
present fall in pile s would end.
The real cause, he said, was the
demonetization of silver in 1873 and
the subsequent divergence of the relative values.of the metals which enabled silver-using countries like India
to export wheat at the present low
prices.   Chaplin also said,   "And'if
silver continues to fall there is no
reason why wheat should not cheapen
\ indchnitcly. We propose, as a reme-
■> dy, an   international" conference .to
revert to the system that prevailed
■   prior  to   1873.' The   failure of the
Brussells conference' is no argument
against,   tliis, as  it   has  since been
. clearly proved that it was nothing
but the action of the English delegates
that broke tip the gathering.
"The argument that an international  agreement would' make the
fortunes of the owners of American
and Mexican  silver mines does not
touch the question of its expediency
and general utility. "
* "The most important adverse argument is that Great  Britain," being
tlie   greatest creditor nation of the
' wor.cl, would receive payment of her
debts  in   the  cheapest metal.    We
contend that both metals would perform equal functions, while, on  the
other hand, we say that it is not wise
for   the   creditor' to   embarrass   his
debtor by monetary changes.    The
bimetallic prospects'for the future are
most promising, and I can assure our
foreign friends that the recent court
of bimetallic debate in ■ the House of
Commons was devoid of importance.
Division ofthe matter was attempted
against the advice of its friends. The
result was inevitable, no division was
_lIII.— —    I.M-.II. I^^W ■ - —	
He Had 'em Bad.
Tliis is how a certain .New Denver
man expressed his feelings the morning after he had wrestled with XXX.
and got thrown heavily: "Sing a
song of penitence, a fellow full of rye;
; four and twenty serpents danced before his eye. Wnen his eye was
opened he shouted for liis life; wasn't
he a pretty chump to go before his
wife? His hat was in the.parlor, underneath a chair; his boots were in
the hallway, his coat was on the
stair. His'trousers in-'Mie kitchen, his
collar on the shelf; but he hadn't any
notion where he was himself. When,
the morn' was breaking', spineone
heard him call, his head was iu the
icebox and that was best of all.
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
9 tX&aedi^airS&Kisiim&si <£/»SSaa «/
Wholesale Dealers in Qrano*e^
and all kinds of Fresh Fruits," Vegetables.  Butter. Eggs,
Nuts, Candy, Cigars. Etc.    Tlie largest Shippers in the
518 and 520 First avenue, Spokane, Wash.
Tlie   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
Clear Flooring, 4in.; One Carload Dry Fir
"' Clear Ceiling; 4 Carloads of • Clear Cedar,
for Finish.; One Carload Glass, Paints, Oils,
etc, including Fancy Glass.Wood Stains, etc.
' <Xs •* ' '
Is issued at Nakusp, B.C., every- Thursday.
Wet weather, snow slides, hard times, or the
sheriff never hinders its publication. It
conies out just the same.
snot 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 cash-
able material, and the world at large is cordially invited, to din,- up enough.money to.pay
for.an annual interest; To'.a<HM.>mihodate the
public we do
At  prices that do  not  discord with the despondent price of silver. A #
Published every Thursday.
R.    T.    LOWEBY,    EDITOR    AND
OXK YEAK  A.... .,..&*.00
Tpiiisi.-iii Advertising, _5e-nt3 ;;er/I;>:ij <irr:{; }A-
seruuj), 10 cauls u.t h;:e fiu;»:-cfiue;it insertion?,
nonpareil jiiraMnviiivjifc.
Oorro ijwndeiK'O i'rem ewry part of tin; Koofci.-a}'
District and conmnniicauons upon live topics
always.ncce:.'lRl)lc. Write on lioih side; o;" ihc
paper if you wizli. A hvays Pend eomcihing' #ood.
no matter how c-rude. Get your copy in while it j fLin at them
is hot, and Ave will do the re-l.
Acting upon the urgent solicitation
of Mr. Mara, "the Dominion Government has made arrangements for the
permanent; appointment of a County
Court judge for.; West Kootenay.
The editor of the Prospector has
had a terrible attack of the Union
Jack of late, judging from the manner in which'it has been praising the
old flftg. While he.; speaks well o*
fhe ensign he abuses the titled aristocracy of England, which is bad
form, as they are liable to stop taking
his paper if he does not quit poking
THURSDAY,  JUNE 21, 1801.
terminus in front of, the Tribune office
at Nelson. We are sorry that in the
interests of the people this could not
be done, as we always like to have
newspaper men have a chance to
make money, a None of them in this
country are exiled millionaires, and
when they howl without cause one
may be certain tliat there is a cloud
carrying monetary gloom somewhere
on the editorial horizon, and that the
noise is made principally in tlieir own
interest, and not because of their undying affection for the public.
It is amusing to read some of the
T/ e prognostications as to the prob-
editorials in the Opposition papers of
this province. A novice would think
that the editors were the most vener
able date oi the provincial elections L>   x ^ _«.        n* *i •   •
3    _ * ,     „ Gordon vs. Cotton.    Of course this is
made two months   ago by Govern
F. C. Cotton, one ofthe members of
the Legislature for Vancouver, and
a shining light in the Opposition
ranks, has been committed to New ous Peol)le on earth, and that they
Westminster gaol for three months lor were sacrificing their talents and
contempt of court, in refusing to give
certain   information • in   the case of
ment organs have proved correct, the
nominations be'ng set for June 23rd
and the polling on July 7th.    Conjee-
stamped as another act of covert conspiracy on the part ofthe Government.
Sir Matt. B. Begbie, Chief Justice
ture has given place to assurance, j of the province, is dead, the lament-
and the campaign will now be prose-  able occurrence having taken place
JL a
cuted with greater diligence than
ever. Fault has been found by the
Opposition because of tlie elections
coming at a time when a large section of 'British Columbia is slowly
recovering from the shock of the recent floods, but this is only in keeping
mith tlie general tactics of 'tliat truly
1 i eterogencous com i >an y. Were Hon.
Mr. Davie to consult the wishes oi his
opponents upon such a vital question,
old age would  have come upon him
time for nothing but the good of the
masses. But such is. not the case.
Thejr are not clever enough to twist
the Government to their way of
thinking in the management of the
affairs of the province, and consequently attack almost everything the
latter have done, in the vain hope of
inducing the people to change their
legislators at the coming election.
Look at the hue and cry they raised
about the Nakusp & Slocan Railway,
long been a sufferer. With his do- yct after a Koyal Commission had
misc has been removed the most been appointed to hear what charges
prominent figure in British Columbia the Opposition had to make against
history in the last quarter of a century, tne Government in this matter, not
and the loss to the country is severe. i0De 0f them had anything to say, but
From the day of iiis appointment as slunjc away like a lot 0> se,hoolbovs
Choice    location  and .. commands a beautiful view
of the surrounding
at Victoria on the evening oi the 11th.
Death was caused bv cancer of the
.stomach, from which  deceased had
The Bar is supplied wit a the
best brands of all kinds of
wines, liquors and cigars.
The Dining Room is supplied,
with all the delicacies of
clie season.
harees Moderate.
judge in the then colonies of Vancou
ver Island and the Mainland, in 1851,
up to the day of his death, Sir Mat-
. ere an answer "would be vouchsafed, thew ever acted in a manner shed-
Full well do the Opposition know tliat J ding additional lustre upon thema-
wifch the  fixture once gazetted, the jesty of the British law.    His experi-
""'political death knell of more than one ences in the Cariboo  excitement1 and
of their fellows has been sounded, and his stern repression of vice then and
it is because of the realization of this since   have   indelibly   stamped   his
fact that objection is taken. memory upon the pages of history.
In announcing the elections for such
a date the Government has acted
with  characteristic  fairness,   ample
who had   been found out   in some
mischief.    Wre do not want tha* kind:
of legislators   in   British  Columbia, j
We want men of nerve and principle, j
who will back up anything they as- j
sort and prove it.    We do not want a i
set of old grannies to run our political
machine;  they' would only   be the;
laughing stock  of the country, and ;
make outside people think, we were
all of the same calibre. Bv all means
A Call Solicited.
Slocan Ave.
TO   T'^lii]
;T2 P
"V.T        ; "3     TV "? '
il tan iJifljn
Coupled with Sir Matthew's death is
that, almost simultaneously,of Bishop  lct us keep'tho present Government in  (xENTLEMEN,-
Sillitoe, head of the Anglican diocese
warning having been given and time of New Westminster.    Each' was a
prominent character in his own calling, and by their decease the province'
allotted for the preparation   of ' the
campaign, and the propagation of the
creeds of friend and foe alike.    Mr. j has been dealt a hard blow.
Davie's adherents have been busily j    The Nelson Tribline 1]0wls contin.
organizing- for tho fray throughout j aously flbout the  terrible wrong the
the province for some time past and | Government has done m assisting the
in-  each   constituency    the   cry   is | vakllr,p & sloch>11 j^ailwav.    If this
liReady, ay Ready.". So far as thisj ha(l noL been clone what would have
Riding is concerned, Mr. Kellie has]bccn   the   st.lte   of  affaira   in Wcst
no reason to  feel otherwise than con-1 i{i)0tcuRy today?   Hardly   a,   mine
hdent of his triumphal  return.    As) wouI(1 bo WOl.kiusr in  the Slocan and
we said on a former occasion, he has j ,he coimtry  uoul(1  still be sleeping
a good cause to  light, a clean record | Whafc £,00(1 jsa Government if it does
and   the   goodwill   of  tlie   electors.   not help to develop a country ?   Pri-
Reveistoke will be tlie principal scene  vate enterprise".will not do it, .else the
of the contest, for in  no other.section Kaslo &'Slocan Railway  would now
has Mr. Brown the least possible show  i)C   in  operation.     Any   reasonable
of making a stand.    Nakusp will roll, ucrS011j ■csneciallv a.   resident of this
up a big majority for tlie Government, amrivh should not condemn an action
power and not entrust the affadrs of
this province to a lot of incompetent
and inexperienced men, who might
bankrupt us ere they learned the
first rudiments of statecraft.
IP* -
A   '
Having been requested by
a large number of the Electors of tlie Riding1 to stand
as a. Candidate in the approaching Provincial Election, i have much  pleasure
myself as a
\ Candidate, and  will make a
in  announcing
The very best equipped personal canvass oi
the en-
Restaurant to be .found .'hs.o p^ij^.t- o-ir]
candidal, and of that there need be J tliat win enable us all to make money
no question.    At the same time  we | witlu)iu our ]mir growing gray wait-
would  uro'e the   supporters   of Mr
Kellie to be unceasing m their effort
in Town.
Meals choice and dainty.
Served at any hour, day
or nisiit.
*       L
ceive   your  assistance
JLX     UxoUlJV«.i..    SL
deavor to do every thing'.pps:
to secure his election,, being zealous
in tile-cause, and watchful, lest over-
coniidence should prove the means of
ing for a railway to come in of its own
accord. If the road could have been
built to have suited the Tribune editor and liis clique, it would have run
through New  Denver  and had its
Isible to assist ■the. whole Rid
Yours Respectful
\ V1 . . *
LOCAL ASSAYS. J halo upon the iurniture that  is even
'"'-.■'  ..  I yet   reflected   from   tlie shears and
a [paste-pot.      As   becometh   all  good
The upper river  has  risen again  brethren in times of need, especially
this week. when the needy one dwells in a hani-
A new office is to be built for the let shllt ()if irom t]ie outside world, ye
New Denver Prosisector. financier   furnished   the   Prospector
'    ,     , '        .   _•      , man with a supply of extract of wood
Ine damage to ivasloby the recent puip to cnabie ]lim t0 disseminate liis
hood will exceed i^o.Odd i0oic .ma thought till outside help ar-
J. C.   Whyte,   Revelstoke,   and J. [rives.    He is not half a bad fellow,
W. Austin, Vancouver, were in town though he does deride  the N.& S. h.
this week.
^ John Cummings, of Cummings &
Richardson, has been under the doctor's care during the week.
The telegraph wire, much to the
general surprise, is in operation be-'
tween Kaslo and Three Forks.
Sunday ' morning the first mail in
three weeks from Kootenay lake
and American points arrived in.
T. Abriel has had Hunter & Mc-
Kinnon's warehouse re-erected out of
reach of extreme high water. It
was badly wrecked.
The fresh meat famine in town has
been temporarily raised, a' small
supply of beet having come down on
Tuesday's boat from Revelstoke.
and pokes fun at tho British aristocracy. "     "
ommission Merchants
"VfOTJCE is hereby _:iw.n that I will not bo ro-
1\    sponsible for any debt-'', contracted   in   in.v;i,
naine^ou, or since, tho fivtt d-iy of June, W.H, by j
W. C. Mnirhead, he having left my employ on the,
afore-mcntioned date.
Nakus;>, B.C., June -ltli, 3 fi.01,   -    ■
HAVIXGr re-oiKiiiecl the Hot Springs' Hotel, in
13an.ff, I will be pleased to see all mv old Cn.s-
t Jinors, and as many new ones an possible.   Satisfaction Guaranteed.   Or.r   Kales  will bo found
D. G. Marshall, a well-known Jaw
ver of Vancouver, and Miss Clara 1_.
Austin, sister ot Mrs.Dan Mc(j illivray, \ $ 1 o     RATES PER DAY
were united in marriage at the Te:r   " " ""*
minal City on the 14th, by Rev. E.D.
g-Ofaj     A*"V      A"***    ■
b5 n l
Sua '
A h E n   U A D n \ A/ A R F
Mrs xand Miss Hathely,   wife and
daughter of Chief Engineer -Hathely;
of the Lytton, were passengers down
on the Columbia from"Salmon Arm on i pyj^rQrrirA vr
Tuesday.   They  will spend   a few | r 1L ± OJ-^xArs
weeks liere.
a- rosiuect
£i    M ,*_/   3-.-*" J>».* \V
Tlie Bar i=s sloeVed av'.Pi   the  finet hrawls o1
Wines . Liquors, and C's'.'ir.
' Ex-Mayor Grant, ot Victoria, was J
a passenger to Nelson on Tuesday'st
boatj being on a business tour of the
district, lie experienced the inconveniences ot t^ie flood on his way up j
irom the coast, having been delayed"
10 days at Korth Bend.
"The C.P.E. have large gangs off
men at ..work repairing the damages"
to,its..roadbed caused by the recent
floods. Two of the big washouts have
been fixed up, and work is being
'.pushed on the other. Trains are running regularly, east and  west.
The track-layers have now reached
a point some distance past the Half
Way ■■House, and even the skeptical
habitants of Denver have been forced
to admit that there is something in
the railway, movement after all.
■ Rates on ore from tiie head oi the j
lake will be given shortly
Eev. Jas. Turner  held Divine service in the schoolhouse  on Tuesday
evening.    In closing his discourse he \
bade fare well to the congregation, as
, he
the _,^.i   .. _--u..._^...--u_-.
v^tt"/ ' ~~u""~""m^'pp^pp  ,    I all kinds of Eouo'li and DreL
J. Horton, fattier oi Miss A.norton, i      , ...        -, -p ,>., .      . ,
ir-jbcci 1-iniiDor ara .bhiiiifLcs at
j■• OToatly reduced Prices.
GROCERIES  and PROVISIONS at very low prices.
FRESH .CANNED GOODS always in stock.    -
A full assortment of Choice CIGARS and TOBACCO
grrrgaanrgcgrBc l, ji_mM—j
CtF«ll Mf H- A I A    ll'i JW r?■
Ajl_ J.
C^ ,eO,=* l^1  ^"^ T" "T" °%
da\:s;irOiU Que-1
came unrougn.-in six
bee,: hearing everywhere exaggerat-j
ed accounts of the floods in this prov-]
ince.     i ne jOu.iuety    "<« cia e^s.0.111.11^.-', |     u        i.       \\-\A" ■
one, from .bush,  fires north of l_ake | Joist a^d Scaniiii^. size;! up to
Superior to tiie transfers' made ncces-11S, }*ffi Io5,g';: a
the "moun- j^i :io5o '
I-Fi.X'rimr, T&G.6 "
J "     "" .    -;    "4"
y -^-,i- r...:'i:i.n.-   -• »
Gloves, Riblions, Silks,
Satins, Casinueres,
Melton & Serge Cloths,
Carpets, Blinds, Cottons, Hats and Caps,
House & Table Linens,
Boots and Shoes.
V:V{dt:\:?X?  HPBT
Hungarian I'lour,
Suga rs, 1 Ja con,' Ha ins
Coffees, Teas. Spices,
Jams,   Pickles,  Oatmeal Bibeuite,
Canned Vegetables,
Canned Fruit a
■ Dried    Fruits,,  and
Syrups,    ■'■.•■■■'
..Fancy Toilet Su;t]..s3
Gia'ars"a.nd ri"ol>accos,
l2AElL)VtfM6lfc  Lcr.t* F.
Grindstones & Fixtures'
Cro.-scur, & liip Saws,
Axes and Handles,
Nails, Screws, J Jolts,
Round,Flat,Square iron
Oils,   Faints,    Glass, .
Horse Shoes  and Kails,
; Cutlery,
SA   <!
c-'A i"v;
ov tire
wasnoucs in
Bre'r Pratt, of the Prospector, occu- {j _-' B^kClng'i-
..-•1:) <>■')
Av' 00
:]1  00
?iy 00
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>. ;_>   ();)
>.-l5 GO
71.3 00
Miners, can g'e
complete outfit hero,
and   internment
rr,.-) '■-•IVO'^i
.d _ j_j.
«  o   wj
f '3
j/ _i
V  Si   ft- \     is      ft i
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v^' xi ■&.
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^_SI "fflHin hli»m)_ip1 _l.i£T"J
»im———**>—*—* »f——■—i.» —«*V»
• •
ithin a
per Arrow Lake
—■-wi..-. ,ii 111 urn urn
•    «'  •    a   *
With: the .coiiii
ore will' toe.'brought to 'Nakusp fr
Gold and Silver
The town already
Nakusp & Slocan. -Railroad,  Thousa:
the rich mines of
three ".miles of Naku
ix Hotels, Several Dwelling'.Houses,-Stores,
with a capacity' of 80,000 feet per diem, a substantial Wharf, Warehouses, Blacksmith;
Shop and -many other buildings
"•j^t^^^:^^^^ __> im-B^iW^-^^—- * "* ^~*.»— » "» -irr -TrlT- ■
,ril|.r«*  ,-n-—rir---*^--'-jit~M'g^-
Quarts Mining in Nova Scotia.
The Pictou Development and Mining. Co., owning' some 385 acres in
Renfrew district, N.S., has recently
struck some very rich quartz -in the
McLcod lode of the Colonial, block.
Specimens shown resemble the rich
pockets characteristic of tlie Montagu
mines. Work is also being carried
on in the Foundation lode bf the Empress block of areas, and mechanics
are now at work on a ,scheme for
driving the mine pumps from the
water power in the New Haven property. From present indications
Renfrew is entering upon a period of
prosperity which it has not known in
.many years.
and machinery to be admitted free,
and the position which the Ontario
Legislature has taken toward the
mining industry, have,: hastened tlie
letting of the contracts.
®J> 9
Oliaudiere Gold Fields.
' E. B. Haycock, Ottawa, ■ who has
been quietly opening up his gold
properties on tlie Du Loop. Quebec,
during the past two seasons, has resumed operations with a good work-'
ing force. The veins so far opened
have proved to" be large, yielding
respectively by mill tests 11_ d'wfc.,
15_- dwt., 19 dwt.,"and 22 dwt. per
ton.    T-he alluvial ground, also being
" worked by Mr. Haycock, has been
sufficiently encouraging to warrant
more extensive development during
the summer.    A number of capitalists
, have their eye on theChandiere gold
district  just .now.   and   it   wilf" be
- strange if mining on a larger scale
than hitherto is not done very soon.
Graduate of Trinity University, Toronto.    Member of college Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario.
neeLanBs    BROS"
Landscape Photographers
Keep a large quantity of Architypes
and    Steel   Engravings.  in    stock
Pictures framed to order.  '   ,
it   Howard   Street,
Lake of the Woods District.,
It is certain that the Lake of the
Woods mineral district will .receive
a deal of attention during the present
year. This'district has been known
as a mineral region for many years,
but development,' owing to various
causes, has been slow, the greatest
drawback having been the dispute
between the Federal and Ontario
governments as to the ownership of
the lands and minerals Owing to
the dispute capital was driven out
and the develo] ment of the district
was prevented at a time when considerable interest had been taken in
it. When the dispute was finally
settled, interest in the gold mines revived. ' Work has been quietly going
on for some time, some valuable properties have been acquired, and arc
now in workable shape.
3R,:__ £3 TA XJIR, J^jSC 'X1
NEW DENVER,       ----«. C,
Is one of the best in the Slocan district.    Call in.
JEA VES Ncav Denver every day ex oof .Sunday
j. for Sflverfon. ,*u 7 a.m.. and Ut Wilson
Creek and Bonanza Cilv at 8:;>0 a.m. Returning',
(.lie steamer leaves Bonanza City for Wilson
Creek, Xew Denver and Silverton ar 6 p.m.
Slocan Tjiadixg & Navigation Co.. (Lid.)
Atlantic Evpress arrives at 1 O:GO Daily
Pacific; .        " 10:."55     ♦♦
The only practical Watchmaker in
the Kootenay District, Orders by
mail receive prompt attention.
'      BEAK LAKE,  B. C.
Everything new about the house ex-
,cept the whisky and landlord.
• Everybodjrgets a hearty -
welcome and plenty
to eat.
Gorman West,
To take cileci on Saturday, May 10th. 1804.
Trains West. Station. Trains East.
10 :so      Depart NELSON" Arrive      so .i.r>
il'} ;")() Kootenay Crossing1 • 2o _.'•}
1.17 .');"} Slocan Crossing '19 -iOt
*    IS 15        Arrive ROBSON Depart      10 00.
Trains, from Nelson v.-ill  wait arrival oi' boat
from Bonner's Ferry and  Lake Pointy on  Wednesdays and Saturday's,
t Flag Stations.
/fS^Above Trains will run Tuesdays, Wednesday.", Friday?, and Saturdays.
The Companv re-orve the right to change tliis
Time Table wilhout Notice.
Pacific. Standard and 2i hour system adopted.
General Sir/i.,
Trainmaster & Agent,
Choapor-t, most reliable and safe route to Montreal, T.iroiito, St. Paul, Chicago, New York,
and Bo-A-n. Bate-'. .s'J to AiO lower,than any othor
Specially fitted Colonist Cars, in charge of a
pom-r. for the accommodation of passengers, holding seeond-cias'i tickets.
Passengers hooked to and from all European
'point:.- at lowest rales.
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. -Rev el stoke.
Steam Nav. Co., Ltd.
In Effect Tuesday, May 1st, 1S94.
Will Want Slocan Ores.
The. contract for the construction of
the entire plant for the new smelting
works to be erected at Hamilton"
Ont, has been awarded to the Philadelphia Engineering* Co.,the contract
price being £300,000. That the company might not forfeit "the city bonus,
Mr. "Morehouse, the prime mover in
the enterprise, stipulated in the contract that the buildups should be
completed and the fires started by
January, 1895. Tlie American company, which has undertaken the. responsibility of having the works completed within the prescribed time,'
will sublet contracts to Canadian men.
Stages leave Kaslo daily at 8'a.m.
" for New Den ver.    Keturning will
leave New Denver for Kaslo at
same hour.
Satisfaction is   Guaranteed
OpMiiii   rtilib   k   tfUllilUiil
Nelson  & Fort Sheppard
(Connecting Avith  the Canadian Pacific K.iiJ-
Avny for all Eastern and Coast Points.)
LeaA-e- Robson on Wednesdays and Saturdays at
«S p.m.
Leaves Revelstoke on Tuesdays and   Fridays  at
•I a.m.
(Connecting at, Northport for point* north and
south oil the Spokane Falls &■ Northern
Leaves Robson Wednesdays and Saturdays at 5
Leaves Xortbporf Wednesdays and Saturdays at
1 p.m.
The only through route from Neb-on, Iva^Io,
Kootenfiy Lake.-uid all Slocan
Through Trains Semi-Weekly.
Leave 7 a.m.
Arrived: 10 p.m.
chairman of tl% PMIadelphia-En_gi-'-:0F_g,ICjE.__ .'
peering '■ Company.   lie thinks work
will be in progress there without fur-  FRONT ST.r X KASLO, B.C.
ther delay.    The action of   the Dominion Government in allowing coke Over JByer's Hardware Store.
On Tuesdays and Fridays, trains will run
througii to S]i6kane.nrrivinix same day. Rettirniuii-
passenger.- will leave Spokane at 7 a.nuon \\ edoe-
davs aiid Saturdays, arriving at- Xel-on at /.:io p.-
m.\ prune dav, making close connection Avith t)'.o
steamer Nelson for K\v.-;lo.and all, lv;-..'.'ten;;y lake
(Connectinii-A\"ith tlie Xel^on & Fort Slu-ppard
Ivailway   fi>r  all   EaMcrn   and Coast,
Points and lor Spokane.
UAA'KS N'].l.iji)N : i.!'a\"j-:s kaslo:
?donday,-.          !)       a.m.. Ti:e-day.-.     .'! a.m.
Wednesday:",    .r>: !o ji.ni. Thur-days,   <S n.ni.
Tliur.-day.'-.      ~-r>       p.m. Fridays."       ." a.m.
Salurdiy's,         -clu   jj.iii. Sunday.?,     s a.m.
(s.'imeday) at 1 p.m.
, Passengers by .steamer.from above points arrive
in Si'okane same evening-
P;vsencrerg for Kettle Kiver and boundary
Creek connect at Jlareus Avith sta.ire on Monday?,
and Tucsdaj-s, Thursday? and Fridays.
((..'oiniecLiiiii" witli i.l:e Great Nortliern Kaihvay
for' a\i  l-A-A'vn' j.»oiu't.r?. Sj.tok'ane and
■   ■'...  the Coast.)
Leaves Kuslo at 3 a.m. and Nelson at 7:if> a.m. on
Tue-days and Fridays.
LeaAe.; LouiieAs Ferry at' 2 a.m. on  Wednesdays
and Saturdays.
Tlie company rvwvxjy the rifrht to .change',this.
sehe;.lule at anytime without ri'otice.
l<"or full in formation n.s to -tickets, rates, etc., apply at tlie Company :s oitiees, Nelson, B.C.
.'*  T. ALLAN, Sec'3'. J. W. TROUP,
Nkl^ox. B. G; Mauager. LEDGE GROPPINGS
Letter press for sale. Apply at this
office, a       - .'-.V' ;.
Eggs are 25 cents per dozen in
Warm weather has been the order
this week. a
Maps of British Columbia for sale at
this office.
H.   McKay talks of
. hotel in Silverton.
M. Grady, of Silverton, was a visitor in town Sunday.
The lake has fallen oyer six feet in
the past seven days.
When in Kaslo call on Billy Kellem
and get a square meal for 25cts.    f
There will be a small number go
f/om here to Eevelstoke on July 1.
D. A. McDougald came home Saturday from a month's sojourn at the
The deckhands of the Lytton went
up to the Springs'-in a body Sunday,
for a week or so.
J. Ehrmanntraut returned Sunday
from a fortnight's trip among lower
Columbia points.
Bourne Bros, purpose erecting a
warehouse on the hill, to be out of
reach of future floods. :
naught as the As--
Mrs. -:F. W. Jordan returned Thursday night from a protracted visit
among friends in Mara.
Forest fires are raging furiously
along the line of the C.P.R. on the
north shore of Lake Superior.
When in Kaslo stop at the Great
Northern  Hotel.    Rates reasonable.
Headquarters for cool and delicious
N beer. t
The Kamloops Assizes have been
postponed till September 3rd, and
those at Vernon, Donald and Nelson
indefinitely. ;.
Wanted.—All kinds of plain and
machine sewing. Gents' garments
neatly repaired. Mrs. 0. Owens, near
Prospect House. f
The. Lytton has been tied up here
until further orders, and in the meantime the Columbia will bring down
the railway supplies on her scheduled
trips.-: ..-'.':'."'_ :'  ■;■ a
The floods caused sad havoc at An
thracite, but few buildings escaping
destruction.     Many  of them  were
overturned,   and  several   are lying
bottom side up.
Col. Forester has been allowed his
cla im in fu 11 of $13,500 insurance on
his buildings destroyed by fire, at
Sicamous, recently. He will resume
his hotel business."
P. Genelle &. Co. 's tug, which was
damaged by fire two weeks ago, has
been repaired and is once more in
service. She towed in *a big boom of
lo_rs during the week.
■'- Where the water has receded from
the lower sidings, a scene of general
wreck is shown. The bed is washed
away, the track twisted out of shape
and covered with debris.
J. Serson has purchased two lots on
the corner of Lake and Francis
streets, on which he will erect a substantial cottage for his family, ■■ at
present residing in Kamloops. :    j   A   Milch?  of Wa]lace> Ida]l0)
Sidney W. Lobb, who is under ar- f accompanied by E. G. Kinney and
rest at Nanaimo for the murder of his -. T. Mitchell from the same town, and
wife, was a resident of. Revelstoke; H. Lang, of Tacoma, spent Sunday
during the construction of the C.P.R, ' in town on their way to New Denver
He was addicted to over-indulgence
in liquors.
J. I). Graham, Revelstoke, and W.
J. Goepel, Nelson, have been ap~
pointed returning officers for the north
and south ridings of West Kootenay
respectively at the approaching prc-
vincial elections. :dx.A
J. Milne narrowly escaped serious
injury last Wednesday while putting
tlie shot in front of the Columbia
House. As it was he was in Doctor
Brouse's care for two or three days,
undergoing treatment for strained
Empty cans of various sizes are
quite numerous -on many lots in town.
They are neither useful nor ornamental and should be removed. By.
so doing the topographical appearance of the town would be greatly
Tainmaster Hamilton, of the C.&
K.R. was a passenger an on Friday's
boat bound for headquarters, to consult
the C.P.R officials regarding the repairs made necessary on his road by
the floods. The damages will amount
to close to S75,000
F. Bourne, T. Abriel, U.S.Thomas,
and a cloud of witnesses departed on
the Columbia Friday night to attend
the Assizes at Nelson, the first two in
the capacity of graiid jurors. They
had their trip for
sizes were postponed.
Three persons were killed and a
number wounded last week by the C.
P. R.. express from Montreal going
throuerh the bridge over the Matta-
wan river, 28 miles west of Fort
William. The bridge, had been partially burned bv forest fires.
Str. Columbia arrived, in early
Friday morning, having been tied
up at Northport for over a' week
awaiting the receding of the floods.
She came up light and proceeded to
Revelstoke, returning the same night.
She is now running on regular time.
Mr. and Mrs. Hesketh, Crown witnesses at the Nelson Assizes, missed
the steamer on Friday night. Rather
than absent themselves" from court
they left for Robson in a small boat an
hour afterwards, intending to walk
from thence to Nelson. An exceedingly tiresome trip.
'.; A. McKenzie and. S. M. Wharton,
after remaining here a week waiting
for the Columbia, returned to New
Denver : on Friday, intending to go
oiit; to Spokane by the Kaslo route.
But they thought better of it and came
back to Nakusp Monday evening,
taking the steamer for the south next
morning. ..
A brakeman named McDermott
was killed at North Bend on Friday
while coupling a locomotive with a
a car loaded with bridge timber.
The timber projected over the end of
the car, and the unfortunate man's
head and shoulders being caught
against the tender were crushed into
a shapeless mass.
The largest order for mining ma
chinery ever given in British'Columbia is said to have been placed with
the B. C. Iron Works at Vancouver
by a syndicate of New York and
Duluth capitalists, who are engaged
in extensive mining operations on the
Eraser river. The order wil 1 run
into the thousands of dollars and will
take some weeks to fill.
from Srokane. These are all mining
men of repute, especially the former,
who is heavily interested in the Slocan. The object of the party is to
examine several silver properties and
commence development work on
PHILO & Co.'s
"Leaders," -
"O.K.s," and
Factory and Sale&room:
VANCOUVER.    -    -    B.C.
to be held in
Juiie  2.6th.
JOINT Political Meeting
to discuss the live issues
of the day before the Electors of the North Elding, will
be held in the Schoolhouse
on the above date. The
meeting will be addressed by
J. M. KELLIE, M.P.P., and
W.: M. BROWN, the Government and Opposition Candidates respectively. Everyone invited. Doors to be
opened at 8 o'clock.
;': ■ ."■'.;. ivy*OI.EPALE '   ;
Boots, Stationery, Office Supplies,
and Wall Paper.
Great Easter:* Block.
iMon of 1 Sit! Hi
Gentlemen,—Having: been requeued at a largo
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 eandiuate in
tiie 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 the honor. To them and
to tho Electors generally I 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 the District and Piwince.
lam, Gentlemen,
Very respectfully yours,
Resolutions Passed at Nelson and Kaslo.
1. That the present Government lias been vig
orous and progressive in   Provincial affairs, and
has done well for  tins  Riding  generally in the
2. That for this reason and as representing a
powerful, united party, the Government.should receive support in tlie coming general election.
3. That steps should be taken to secure an acceptable candidate for. this Riding, who shall support the Government.
4. That such candidate shall be a' capable resident of the Riding,-willing, if elected, to consult
his constituents generally on important matters;
and that his place of birth or place of local residence in. the Riding is immaterial. 34-tf.
■■'•■   -   •,-.':■    .   TO   THE     a ; .'/•:'■■' '  -'■.'
Electors of tlie Nortfi Rifliiig
A     '. '   ,   ■■■''■■;.■        — OFr-    .     ..'...        „•        ,'._■'■■
GENTLEMEN,-— '■■■■. p' xy
Haying been requested by
a large number of the Electors of the Riding to stand
as a Candidate for re-election, I hereby announce myself a Candidate for your
suffrages, and trust I may
receive your hearty co-operation, interest and votes in
my behalf. If elected, to the
best of my ability I will always endeavor to promote
the best interests of the District and the Province.  .... .
Yours Respectfully


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