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Vol. 1, No. 23.
NAKUSP, B. C;, MARCH   8, 1894.
Price Ten Cents.
T. A. GARLAND
*
Front Street, "West,
Kaslo, B.C.,
The Largest and Most Complete Stock, in the Kootenay
Country.
DRY GOODS,      GENTS'FURNISHINGS,
HOUSE FURNISHINGS, CLOTHING,
CARPETS, BOOTS & SHOES.
COLUMBIA HOUSE
'' NAKUSP, B. C.
Corning & Rodd, Prop.
The bar is stocked with the finest
brands of wines, liquors
and cigars.
Hotel
Naklisp.
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This hotel is situated near the
water front and has every accommodation for the travelling public.
V.S. THOMAS, Prop.
:©iise
e
SUMMIT LAKE, B.C.
Good accommodations for travellers.
The bar is supplied, with a good
stock of Win^s, Liquors
and Cigars.
RISDALE  &  McKAY,   Proprietors.
MADDEN HOUSE
NAKUSP, B. G
HUGH MADDEN, Prop.
Beautifully situated on the Lake shore at the entrance to the best and shortest road to the Slocan
mines and New Denver. The best fishing and
hunting in the district, with grand boating and
sketching facilities for tourists and artists. The
bar is supplied with the best brands _T:-wines
iquora and cigars. The accommodations of the
Hotel are the best.
A PROSPECTING SYNDICATE
In   Process   of   Formation  Among
Local Capitalists.
For some time past a worthy pro
ject has been agitating the minds of
a number of parties in town, whereby
it is purposed to explore the. neighboring mountains in search of mineral,,
principally silver. The idea, as at
present contemplated, is to form a
syndicate of from 10 to 20 persqns, who
would unite in sending out iii the
spring two or more men to prospect
in their interest. It is purposed to
call a meeting of all interested, when
the modus operandi will be unfold
ed.
One ofthe main pushers of the. idea
—and who, by the way, has plenty
of go in him—was interviewed the
other evening, and he appeared to be
strongly imbued with its feasibility
and ultimate success. Each member
of the syndicate, in the first place,
would, ot necessity, secure a miner's
license. An admittance fee of $5
would then be made upon each candidate, with a monthly assessment of
$1. With the amount thus contribut-
M-Wo'^men at least could be" ^ub--
staked for a period of three months.
The only strings that would be placed
upon the men sent out would be that
pledges must be given for their honesty of purpose and constant effort to
locate the precious stuff. Of course
the utmost care would be taken in
the selection of the men, who, beside
their grub stake, would have a half
interest in everything they found.
Mineral is known to exist in the
hills hard by, experts asserting that
the belt of the Slocan is continuous
through this section. Samples of ore
found within close proximity to town
have assayed 200oz. in silver and
over 60 per cent, in lead. As this
section has as yet escaped the searching eye of the prospector, the promoters of the syndicate have every reason to believe that their efforts would
be crowned with success.
What the discovery of mineral in
paying quantities would mean to Nakusp cannot be lightly estimated, and
the prime movers of the concern, who
have been assured of the hearty co_
operation of the citizens, believe that
good will result from .what may seem
a primitive undertaking. They assert that, provided nothing should be
located, they would be out of pocket
but little, as all the money expended
would find lodgment in town; but, on
the other hand, were a ledge uncovered, it would mean a certain degree
of wealth for each one, as the members would share and share alike.
They would be prepared also to prosecute development work on a prospect with vigor. But more will be
heard of this anon.
Slocan Ore Stands High.
LOCAL ASSAYS,
from
Revel-
Arrangements are being made at
London, JEng., for a trial shipment of
Slocan ore..   It is to be shipped from
Vancouver, and will come by Cape
Horn.    The smelting w*. 11. take place
at Swansea.   It is the expectation of
the shippers.that a large,market will
be-found in England for this ore.    A
, company is also being formed to develop certain British  Columbia   mines.
The samples of ores from these mines
now exhibited in England are creating much interest in mining circles.
-♦-
Monthly School Report.
The report of. the Nakusp Public
School for the month of February is
as follows:   There   were   16 pupils
registered for the month, and of these
but four attended full time, this being
due to the excessive amount of sick-
ness that has been so prevalent of
late.    The average daily attendance
was 13.625.    Marks possible to obtain 750, of which Lyland McDougald
received 562; Kate McDougald, 552;
Norman Thomas, 513; James Kelly*
469; Frankie Martin, 389; Lyda Corning, 312; John McDougald, 292; Julia
Corning; 278a
««*■
Fire Valley Information^
The winter in the vailev has been
severe, not only because of ■ the extreme depth of the snow, but also for
the intense cold, the mercury registering 35 degrees below zero.—Almost all the available land has been
pre-empted, and in the spring it is
expected that there will be quite an
influx of settlers. Since the announcement that Fire Valley took first prize
at the Chicago world's fair for potatoes, this section of the province is
attracting attention because of its undoubted fertility and productiveness.
—A number of good buildings will
go up this summer, including a general store and probably an hotel.—
Settlers are going in more for the
raising diffruit and roots and the fattening of hogs, all three being considered lucrative.—Mr. Bangs, one of
the pioneers in the valley, is now in
Calgary, studying. law with his son,
in order to qualify himself for the position of J.P.
H McKay, one of the genial proprietors of the Half Way House, spent,
last week in town.
F. Bou me  returned
s okie on Saturday.
A post office will be opened at Wilton Creek in the spring.
A. W. Wright has been appointed
by the Government police magistrate
at Kaslo. "
Chief Engineer Osle , of the N.& S. ■
R., left on Sunday for a six weeks'
visit to his home in Kings'on, Ont.
The fire, brigade of New Denver
has been re-organized, C. Aylwin
being elected President and Neil Mclnnes chief. yX: -,   '.
The eldest daughter of J. B; Wilson, Kaslo, had her shoulder blade
broken the other day by being" thrown
from a small sleigh, a
The Prospect House was the scene
of a pleasant social hop on Saturday
night, upwards of a dozen couples
being present. The refreshments at
midnight were of the usual first-class
order.
Quite a number of improvements
may be noticed in the bar and sitting
rooms of the MaddenHouse, not the
least of which is a handsome writing
desk placed in the latter apartment
for the use of the guests.
W. C. Muirhead has partitioned his
residence into rooms and has had thee.,
walls lined and papered, making a
vast improvement. In addition to
this he .las had a kitchen erected,
thus securing one of the be^t houses
in town.
A. Finlay, a miner employed on
the Silver King, was seriously injured last Wednesday, as a result of
venturing too near a charge that had
hung fire. He was taken to the Nel
son hospital on a toboggan, where
his many wounds were dressed by
Dr. La Bau.
In another. column may be noticed
the advertisement of W.C. Muirhead,
who has been appointed resident
agent of a large wholesale tailoring
establishment in Eastern Canada.
Those desiring clothes should see Mr.
Muirhead, as he guarantees a perfect
fit and low prices.
M. Mclnnes, ot Calgary, came in on
toe Arrow on Monday with 20 head
of cattle, an equal number arriving
next day. Mr. Mclnnes had a rough
trip down from Revelstoke, over lour
hours being; expended in getting the
cattle over a section of the road one
mile long. A few head were left '
hereto succour the inhabitants, who
for a month have been living on antiquated pork and beans, while the
remainder were taken into the interior towns. 1UIILUJ|S.
THREE FORKS TOWNSITE.
Hon. Mr. Vernon's Bill Authorizing
a Crown Grant.
Appended is the copy of an act to
authorize the- 4ssue of a crown gr&Rt
of certain lands in the district of Kootenay, being the site of the town of
Three Forks*
Whereas on the 14th day of June,
AvD., 1892, Charles Hugohin and Erie
Conway Carpenter^ applied:'for and
obtained from the Assistant Commissioner of Lands and Works at Nelson
a .certificate of pre-emption record,
numbered 130, of certain lands situated at the three forks of the Carpei>
ter creek, in the district of Kootenay,
which said piece or parcel of land has
been surveyed and is now known as
lot 210, group (1) one/ Kootenay district:   '::.,'.
And whereas on the 9th day of
November, 1892, the said Charles
Hugonin and Eric Conway Carpenter
applied for and obtained a certificate
of improvements in accordance with
the provisions of the * 'Land Act" and
amendments: a i; '
I :■ A * ■
And whereas since the said 14th
day of June, 1892, the said Charles
Hugonin and Eric Conway1 Carpenter
have been in continuous occupation. of
said pre-emption, as requiredJDy law,;
and have fulfilled all other requirements of the law, and would be entitled to the issue of a crown grant upon
the 14th. day Of June-next: ■        ■    o
And whereas, by reason of the said
pre-emption claim having been chosen
os the terminus of the Nakusp and
Slocan a Railway, a ^settlement has
sprung up at said point which is
known as the town of Three Forks,
but, as appears from a numerously
signed petition to the Lieutenant-
Governor-in-Council, the prosperity
of that settlement is greatly retarded
by; the inability of the pre-emptors to
confer a title upon either the railway
company or business people, who have
built upon and desire to become purchasers of lots therein:
. A:nd whereas, the development of
the mines in the said district is greatly; dependent upon the establishment
of a mercantile depot within easy
reach, and it: is advisable a crown
grant should be immediately
issued to the pre-emptors, notwithstanding any law requiring two
year's' occupancy of a pre-emption
before the issue of a crown grant:
Therefore, Her Majesty, by and
with' the consent of the Legislative
Assembly of the province of British
Columbia enacts'as follows:—
Ia A crown grant may issue unto
Charles Hugonin and Eric Conway
Carpenter of all that piece of land situate, lying and being in the district
of Kootenay, and being composed ol
lot number two hundred and ten (210)
in group, one (1) in said district.
2.- -All rights and claims of other
parties in, to or against the said land
are hereby saved and excepted, and
this act shall be construed as having
been passed for the bare purpose of
avoiding; the prohibition contained in
the amendment made to section 25 of
the "Land Act" by section 12 of the
"Land Act Amendment Act, 1891."
Si This 'act may be cited as the
"Three Dorics Gran? A6t, 1894."
Wm. Hunter.
W   C- McKlNNOSfr
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A Promising Gold Claim.
H UN TE R
The Riverside mining claim on Trout
Lake, has opened up well under the
careful management of Messrs. Hoar
and JEdwards, says the v Star. The
vein is fully.-five ''*. .feet wide, is
persistent both in strike and dip, and
runs' north-west bv south-east.. The
formation enclosing- this richly mineralized' veiii is* graphite, slate and
schist, which extends all over this
portion of the Lardeau district. The
vein showsi up three feet of nice
quartz at the end of the 50-foot drift
they have just completed. The quartz
is sulphide in character, yielding silver and gold, the precious metal predominating. ThcvQuartz assays from;
|17to|40ingold.^^
lucky 6wner, fexjpects to continue work
as soon as supplies can be got in.
-   Of Swanseaaria vvigan,      \y \
Analytical Chemist arid Assayed
The dldesu and most experienced
Assayer in tlie Proyince;
REVE L.STOKE, xy   B.G.
ANNOUNCEMENT.
For Member of the ^Legislative Assembly
West Kooteuay Electoral  District.
■  ■" ■ .■ •■ -"V«.„j»;;..(•_.■.    ' X!"'A ■ ' ' "''      ',.'■'     ■   ■<■
THEjuridersighed announces himself as a candidate for member of the Legislative Assembly
from West Hootenay District, subject to the action of the convention to be held at Nelson on
April 12th, 18.94.
, J. FRED HUME.
Nelson, Jaauary 10th, 1894. ■■,..'■,'
Opposite
A Prospect House.
FIRST CLASS WORK GUARANTEED
E. J, WINYARD,
Proprietor.
Parties having good Min^
ing Claims ix> dis=
pose of should apply
eage
ye
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-OF-
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New Denver and Silverton
DEALERS IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE.
All kinds of Miners'; supplies kept constantly in stock.
0 YOU
A GOOD LI¥E
The San Francisco Call, daily
and weeklyv will fill the bill
exactly. It is the brightest and
spiciest jonrnal oil the -Pacific
coast. Sen^d for
which will \tti6 jp»i*onii>tly sent to
"K~l
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and
Corner Post and Railroad Ave.
9
X O'LBARY VINDICATED.
The Vancouver World a few days
ago mentioned the tact that a rancher
named Glen was lying: at .the point of'
death at St. Mary's Hospital, New
Westminster,^, as the result of injuries
inflicted by one Daniel O'Leary, who
escaped to Vancouver and had.there
been lost track of This was the sub-
Stan ee of a despatch Irom New Westminster, but it appears that it; was erroneous in several important paiticu-
■ lars.   i       ■:'■   ': ':. ■. x'd""-"r-yy~:p's    '
Daniel O'Leary turns out to betfohn
O'Leary, a 4well-known contractor,
who had>a large contract on the Nakusp & Slocan Railway, and who is
now. engaged on the Revelstoke and
Arrow Lake line. Mr. O'Leary, who
is now in Seattle, says that on January 20th last he. was moving- the out
fit from the. Nakusp'& Slocan line to
the head Of Arrow, lake, to begin a
new contract.' His teams and men
were conveyed by steamer to the
head of the lake.    O'Leary and the
■   ■- -\ 7--      .    '■    ;
captain took dinner together.
On goin& ashore the former found
a number of his men standing around
a big man wiilii a mr coat, who was
making-a good, deal of: noise. One:
of the men   was   nursing   a bloody
nose. ' x.X'.. 7 ■.   ■:■■( -a:'■'■■ '•■ ■ ... ^V'   '-.•' ."
"What-is ; tlie   matter ?'" said   Mr,.
O'Leary.; .d: y - " A.d'xyx-; y'A '' .
The far-coated stranger exclaimed:
"I'll give you some of it, too," and
struck at O'Leary, smashing a briar
pipeln the lattei^s .mouth,;and bruising kblh).A   u'lv      7:' ■■ -:' ax
O'Leary, who is also a big man, re-
taliated by dealing tlie stranger a
■'..knock-down blow in the face; then he
put his foot, encased in lumberman's
rubbers and stockings, on tiie pros-
trate%ian; pushing/his face into the
snow. ■',.■■■■•■'
A bystander  interfered,   and the
fallen man, who proved to be William
Glenn, a rancher, jumped to his feet.
He  had evidently be drinking, but
turning to O'Leary said, "irou are all
right," and insisted on shaking hands-
To show that there was no malice the
pair took a drink together. .
They then separated, O'Leary riding away to his camp with his horses,
while Glenn went -away to Cummings'
camp, several miles away. Here he
tied to mount a cay use pony from the
rear and was severely kicked. He
afterwards mounted the animal, hut
fill from the saddle under the horses'
hoofs and was again injured. He
should have received medical treatment at once, but it was several days
before a phy sician was called. Then
the man was hauled 28 miles in a
sleigh to the railway.
Mr. O'Leary  says that  there was]
no ill-feeling' between   himself and
:ul'enn, except that all the ranchers
round the lake felt a little sore because he wouldnt buy marsh hay
from them for his horses.   He is sure
Glenn wasnot injured in the encounter at the steamboat.    The idea of
hs being a fugitive is preposterous,
Mr. O'Leary says.    He has a $100,000,
contract to complete, and will return j
to the province at once. i
General Agent
for
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EAL ESTATE,
NSURANCE.
Wholesale Dealers in Oranges, Lemons, Apples, Bananas, -
and all kinds of Fresh Friiits, Vegetables, Butter, Eggs,
Nuts,Candy, Cigars, Etc. . The te in  the "
': ? ■■■'. ■'■ xsaa:: :''xAd:.yd,; y, -;:;,_STorthWest. '■';■■;. ■■■-:■
518-and 520 First avenue, Spokane, Wash,
Mill,
Saw
■ ;Th(3; proprietor  has on hand
THREE
FEET OF LOGS
; 'x:";. In lengths Qf from 12: to: 50 feet.    Any kind
;r      . .     of bill stuff can be cut at short notice. •      '
l^^O^OOO FT. R LUMBER
Shingles, Lath sv Mouldings, Turned Posts and
/   Ballasters,    Brackets.   Etc.     Two   Carloads
7 :Sash; arid: Doors ;• TwG  Carloads   Dry  Fir
a     Clear Flooring; 4in.;   One Carload Dry Fir
I ;■■• -Cfe Clear Cedar,
;^^       to^ Paints, Oils,
etc., including Fancy Glass,Wood Stains, etc.
':'■■-■'■':—■- ■■*    G.   O.   BUCHANAN.
If   you   have   Money  and
want  to. meet   Monied
Men stop, at the .,
SPECIAL ATTENTION
GIVEN TO THE SALE
OF MINES.
NEW DENVER, B.C.
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When   vou come to New
Denver stop at
AKUSP.
,_ 50 cents.
■'■-. -Beds,' 50 cents.
Meals at all hours.   Dinner
4 to 8 p.m.    Rooms warm,
clean    and    comfortable.
Corner of Slocan and Eldorado avenues.
A.  LYALL. mxz   &a%xx#p $&&*>
Published every Thursday.
B.    r.    LOWERT,    HDITOB    AND
-    FINANCIEB.  "■'  y   '.'"
SUBSCRIPTION RATES:
OKK TEAR .....»•». • • • i. • $o.UU
•IX MONTHS ...... *  1.50
TOKEB MONTHS 1.00
Advertising rates furnished on application. -
,. '. TO CONTRIBUTORS.
Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay
District and communications upon , lire topics
always acceptable. Write on both sides of the
paper if you wish. Always send something good,
no matter how crude: Get your copy in while it
■ hot, and we will do the rest.
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 1894
HISTORY  OF   THE   KOOTENAY.
A complete history of the Kootenay
country, from the earliest d.ays to the
present time, is being compiled by R. T.
Lowery. Experienced men with valuable information would confer a favor
by sending1 their address to this office*
Senator Howlan has been sworn in
as Lieutenant-Governor of Prince Edward Island, vice Hon. Mr. Car veil
deceased.
The Supreme Court of Canada has
decided that the Manitoba school
question should not hare been appealed to them.
Bar silver touched the extremely
low figure of 59J cents per ounce on
the New York market last Friday,
while lead was rated at $3.,10.
Admirers of Premier Davie's administration on the Island are vigorously organizing for the coming elections, branch associations being formed in every locality.
A fierce political campaign is being
conducted at present in Nova Scotia,
the Legislature of which was recently
dissolved. The Liberals hope to win
a brilliant victory by their crusade
for the abolition of the Senate.
A British force composed of bluejackets ha,s met with a severe defeat
at the hands of a rebellious native
tribe on the west coast of Africa.
The natives ambushed the British and
forced them to retreat, killing ten
and wounding* 40 others.
The Edinburgh Evening News reit
erates its statement that Hon. Mr.
Gladstone has tendered his resignation to the Queen, to take effect at
Easter. Lord Rose berry declined
the Premiership in favor of Earl
Spencer. Home Rule has been dropped from the programme of the Liberal party.
ined that Canada's destinies were irrevocably linked with those of the
United States, has -bef.il lodged in the
Tombs prison, New York, for forgery,
at the instance of Ms late partner, R.
G. Dun. His embezzlements and
forgeries aggregate $200,000. How:
are the mighty fallen I
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■ The Redistribution Bill has apparently disconcerted the promoters of
the Nelson conventibn scheme. Kaslo
has been given a sop for its opposition
i>y being allowed seven delegates
instead of five, to attend the promised
mammoth exhibition of oratorical effort and legislative wisdom. HoW
disgusted would be a certain few-
were Kaslo to receive the; choice of
the representative (?) assemblage.
Erastus Wiman, the erstwhile idol
of that motley crew of annexationists
who so fondly, but ignorantly, imag-
Bi-metallism is making extraordi^
nary headway m Europe, one of the
latest converts to the truefaith being
Emperor William of Germany. [ It is
manifestly becoming more and more
apparent that silver must be? rehabilitated, and so far as we can judge no
effort tending in that direction has
been so universally commended as
has Col. Baker's favorable motion,
which recently passed the Local Legislature.
The Prospector would haye one believe that there are but four voters in
Nakusp, but in that particular as in
many others, the rural organ is
greatly mistaken.. Sufficient names
have been sent from here to Nelson to
be placed on the voters' list to swamp
the official functionaries at that point.
Does the Prospector truly and honestly
believe that a town showing a population of over 400—fully double that
of our contemporary's abiding place-
would have but four votes ? What
madness ! Why even the antiquated
politicians ofthe north riding, to the
destinies of which we are so unhappily
linked, admit that we hold the balance of power and can elect whomsoever we will. What think you of
that, brother ? Nay, nay, we pride
ourselves in Nakusp of having at least
100 votes.
The   Prospector   asserts that  we
are opposed to the Nelson convention
out of pure cussedness.   Perhaps so,
brother; but we notice that you made
a lamentable failure in your effort to
refute the very cogent arguments we
advanced in support of our opposition
to the nightmare that a few sordid
political Ishmaelites are seekkrg* to
materialize.    The game is no/ivorfch
the powder, however, as our/legislative dignitaries have come to our rescue and ordained  that we shall be
placed in the fold of purity in the north
riding,   thus freeing us for all time
from the wicked machinations of the
would-be Joshuas of the south.    We
pity the unhappy denizens of that
much-perturbed section, for they will
have but little opportunity to grow
fat at the Government cribs, like we
ofthe north.    Heigh ho!
foster  & winter's
•K'E ST-A.XJR.A2Sr 1»
NEW DENVER,
B.C»
Is one of the best in the Slocan district.   Gail in. V: •
IMPORTANT
ANNOUNCEMENT.
ft fflSEOB,
NAKUSP. B. P.;
G. M. SPENCER,
HAVING been appoint- SLOGAN AVE.
ed agent for alar
wholesale iailoriiig establishment in Eastern (Dana-
(la,I beg leave to state that
;I am prepared to take of
.dersfor.clotlim^^
^persons $o jdesiring.     All
goods guaranteed to be of
'the best quality,' Prices
'extremely reasonable.   A
perfect fit prorriised or nov
pay.   Samples expected in
next week.
NAKUSP
—THE-
Will ieaye Nakusp at
7 a.m. every alternate    day   for
NewDenver
commenc-
■'.- ing on'i   ■■
Mondayr Dec.  18,
Returning' the next
day. i
J.E.^^LSH,.:
Proprietor.
NAKUSP.B.C.
PROSPECT
-*-\ *   Vc.
«J. T. ^"^_.XJ___T
Proprietor.
The bar is stocked with the finest
^brands of wines  liquors and cigars.
x. . NAKUSP,; a';C^;V'
D. A. McDou
>ietor.
Choice    location  and   commands a beautiful view
of the surrounding
country.
The Bar is supplied wit n the
best brands of all kinds df
wines, liquors and cigars.
The Dining Room is supplied
with all the delicacies of
the season.
Charges Moderate.
A Call Solicited.
Slocan Ave.
DRYG
SHOES
HARDWARE
GROCERIES and PROVISIONS at very low prie»»
FRESH CANNED GOODS always in stock.
A full assortment of Choice CIGARS and TOBACCOS. CROW'S NEST PASS ROAD.
Contract Said to Have BeenLet for
Its Construction.
Spokane papers assert that indications all point to a confirmation of the
' rumor, recently published, that the
Canadian Pacific Rail way. had finally
decided to build the Crow's Nest Pass
cut-off of its main line, passing through
Nelson and Nakusp. The road will
use for that purpose, the line of the
Gait Transportation and Coal Mining
Co., which is already biiilt into Mon
tana. The line fimi Fort, Steele over
the Crow's Nest Pass was located last
summer, and at the same time sur-
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veybrs were ..at? .work- on the other side
of the slope. .''■'■'.■:.
P. P. Shelby, general manager of
cthe Pacific; coast lines of the Great
Northern Railway, was in Spokane
Tuesday.  .Jnformatioit had reached
the city  that morning that the con -
,;. tract tq.build the .new line, and cut
off a distance of 250 miles, had been
.let'by the Canadian Pacific to contractors Poss & Brown,- of New Westminster.    The new line will connect
with the main line of the C.P.R. at
Revelstoke, and it v not onlv makes a
big cut-off, but opens up one of the
largest and richest mining countries
in the world..1
It was ■: rumored that; the Great'
Northern- people had the news and
that Mr. Shelby's present mission was
to' go into that country and see if the
Great Northern could not get in there
first, a;''No,"lie.?said, In; reply to an
enquiry, "lam not going, into that
country this trip, but I think, we shall
send a man up there soon to look over
the field and see what can be done."
■ ■     '    X ' v
It proved to be a very interesting
subject for discussion among the railroad men, and it was the general
opinion that the Great Northern would
Have' to take immediate steps to protect itself. As soon as this Canadian
Pacific contract is finished, it is expected that direct communication will
be made over the Nelson & Fort Sheppard line to Spokane, such being the
statement of President Corbin of that
road, and then it will be necessary
for tlie Great Northern to reach that
countr'v to compete for the trade.
The road-which gets into the country
first will get the new towns and.thus
have a great advantage.
But this not all. The Canadian
Pacific is not only determined to compete for the business of the mines and
the trade of Spokane, but it purposes
to get a share of tiie Sound trade, and
the other, roads will have to be prepared for it. The contract let to Ross
& Brown amounts to several- millions
of dollars, and it will be of the greatest importance to the country;in-the
way of building up the manifold mining interests.
• The Canadian Pacific has all along
been recognized as a strong competitor
for traffic in the United States.    It is
a fact, substantiated by the Railroad
Guide and by th e report of the engineers on the rproposed route, that the
distance from Minneapolis to Spokane
by crossing the boundary, is only a
trifle longer than the present.line of
the Northern Pacific.
VANCOUVER,
B.C.
—»~
Arrow Again Running.
The mild spell of last week enabled the steamer Arrow to free,herself from her icy surroundings, and
on Saturday she resumed her daily
trips to the head of the lake.: Little
or no difficulty is experienced in run"
ning, the landing at the upper end
being at Bannock Point, and at this
end just beyond the mouth .of the
creek.    The Arrow is doing: a goSd
business, having to
bring down over
50 tons of freight for New JDenyer and
local parties^
Commission "Merchants...-;
& Wholesale.Importers
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Tinware and Hardware by the Carload.
-««-
After the Fire.
Kaslo is slowly recovering from the
effects of tlie destructive conflagration
which devastated her business centre
on Sunday week. Most of the firms
burned out found new premises within 48 hours afterwards and are carry -
ing on their accustomed vocations. A
number of the sufferers are rebuilding, and it is asserted that the appearance of the city will: show a
marked improvement over the old
order of things. Others would build,
but the uncertainty, existing regarding the Kaslo-Slocan Railway has. had
a deterrent effect. The total loss, in-.
curred by the fire is iii the neighborhood of $116, 000, with a total insurance of $16,0JO. It wras found that
several of the safes which went
through the fiery ordeal did not come
up to their qualifications, as tlieir
contents in many instances were
badly damaged. Only two persons
were injured during the excitement,
and both are convalescent. Pettv
thieving was rampant, but one ofthe
light-fingered purloiners has since received three months for his labors.
Messages of sympathy and proffered
assistance were received from various
sources, official and clerical, but all
were declined, as the people deem
themselves capable of dealing with
their own misfortunes.
Groceries, Provisions,, Elonr &
:; p     ;$tocl^ from the East.
Dry Goods, Clothing, Rigby Waterproofs, Grants' Furnishings, Gentlemen's, Ladies' and Children's
Boots, Shoes, and Rubber       "
"a Pa: ■•'■.;•' Goods..';- ''   ' a
In  all  the   Latest  Fashions.     <
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B.C.
SPA B. 0.
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A fine body of ore has been struck
on  the   Noonday,   owned by G. J.
Atkins.
Kaslo is to have a resident mining
recorder, the business people paying:
his salary.
S. S. Bailly has just completed his
contract of getting out 100 tons of ore
from the Paine group.
H. H. St. John now has sole charge:
of the Idaho mine, E. C. Gove having;
recently sold out his interest to him.
Twenty men are at work on the property and they have completed 500
feet.of tunneling.
DRY  GOODS  DEPT.
Underwear. Hosiery,
Mens' Furnishings,
Mens' Roady Made
Clothing,
Gloves, Ribbons. Silks,
Satins, Cashmeres,
Melton & Serge Cloths,
Carpets, Blinds, Cottons, Hats and Caps,
House & Table Linens,
Boots and Shoes.
GROCERY DEPT.
Hungarian Flour,
d   Sugars, Bacon, Hams
Coffees, Teas, .Spices,
Jams,   Pickles, Oatmeal, Biscuits,
Ca.iined Vcg'etables,
Canned'Fruits,
Dried    Fruits,   and
Syrups,
Fancy Toilet Soaps,
C i gars and To baccos,
HARDWARE OEPT.
Grindstones & Fixtures
Crosscut & Rip Saws,
Axes and Handles,
Nails, Screws, Bolts,
Round,Flat,Square iron
Oils,   Faints,   Glass,
Horse'Shoes and Nails,
Cutlery,
(•Mass ware,
Crockery,
Stationery.'
: 0 :
Miners can g*et a complete' outfit here
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With the-completion' of  the Nakusp & Slocan Railroad,  .Thousands, of tons-'.of
brought to Nakusp from the rich mines'--of., the Slocan, and loaded-on the'
ore will, be
steamer for
Revelstoke,
The
a
ali*ea
y of 30
1^
edges  haye
ains
000 feet pei
building's.
red within three miles of "Nakusp .
eralDwelling- Houses, Stores, Sawmill,
iexn,'a substantial "Wharf, Warehouses, Blacksmith
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Spokane Losing Ground.
N.'-.-E. Macdonald of iiaslo, who
owns some good mineral claims in the
Slocan, was in Spokane last week on
his way to Montana. Mr. Macdonald
says the people of Spokane do not
realize their need of better railroad
connections with the mines, and is of
the opinion that unless the road from
Kaslo to Three Forks is built ic will
be difficult for that city to protect its
Slocan trade before the summer is
over.' ." .
' 'There are two ways in which the
trade can be protected, "said Mr. Macdonald. "If tlie Great Northern will
build to the head of Lake Kootenay
and then from Kaslo to Three Forks,
the road will then be in position to
.compete with the Canadian Pacific.
Fven if the branch from; Kaslo to
Three Forks, is built alone, Spokane
can still control the trade by way of
the Spokane r'alls & Northern. But
unless tliat line is built the Spokane
merchants will find themselves badly
handicapped as soon as the Canadian
road reaches Three Forks."    .
GET YOUR
WASHING DONE
-AT-
FREDERICK & MATTHEWS'
When you come in from the. mountains of tlie
Slocan country.
HORACE W. BUCKE
LAW AND CONVEYANCING
OFFICE,
Buchanan Brk,KaisloeB.C.
robson hotel;
robson, b. c.
This hotel is the best in town, and
has ample accommodation for travellers.   The bar is supplied with
. wines, liquors and cigars.
Bravo> Mr. Blitclien.
Following,is a copy of a resolution
introduced into the Local Legislature
by Mr. Kitchen, MP.P. for Chilli-
wackV and which deals with a matter
of the utmost iniportanee, to West
Kootenay:
"Whereas-the-, mail service for the
general public, more especially in the
district of Kootenay and on the northwest coast of British Columbia, is in a
very unsatisfactory condition; and
' whereas a yearly subsidy of '§17,640
is granted by the Dominion Govern-
ment to a line of steamships between
Victoria and San Francisco, which
subsidy is entirely unnecessary for
the purpose of mail service, as the
mails between the two places are carried by an overland route; and whereas for the purposes of trade and commerce the subsidy, is entirely unnecessary, and is a very potent means
of cutting off all competition in
freight and passengers between Call
fornia and the pi-ovince of British
Columbia, by giving the subsidized
line an undue advantage over any
competing- lines; be it therefore resolved, that a respectful address be
presented his honor the Lieutenant-
Governor, to urge upon the Dominion
Government the advisability of diverting the amount of the said subsidy
for the purpose of improving the mail
facilities of Kootenay and the northwest coast of British Columbia, and
that his honor the Lieutenant-Governor be requested to forward a copy of
this resolution to the Postmaster-General at Ottawa."
NBS     BROS.,
NELSON. B.C.,
Landscape Photographers
Keep a large quantity of Architypes
and Steel Engravings in stock.
Pictures framed to order. ;
BONANZA CITY HOTEL,
.] ;■../■;.;: SLOCAN:' LAKEA'dx,;..
Plenty of accommodations for, travellers.   Good beds and good meals
Bar stocked with wines, liquors and
cigars. ■' , ,   ' "„..;;'
.\d-[:Jo^\M^P^W,':''Prop:dP'
9   /
HOUSE.
This hotel is five miles from Watson
and has good accommodations for
man and beast. The bar goods are
excellent and the table first class.'
WILLIS & SPEOULE,   Proprietors.
The man Jensen, reported missing
last week has turned up safely at
Nelson, he having left here in the
middle of the night.
QStS
BEAR LAKE,  Br C.
Everything new about the house except the whisky and landlord.
Everybody gets a hearty
welcome and plenty
to eat.   '
Gorman West,     -     -    Proprietor.
Blue Ridge Hotel,
10 MILES FliOM KASLO,
Accommodations for travellers. Good
stables.     The bar is stocked with
choice liquors and cigars.   Pack
train in connection with the house.
Goods  ta&en to any part ofthe
mountains, a
r;    ^MCDONALD BKO&, Props.
DOCTOR
j; RB. ROGERS,
KASLO, B. C.    '■'■'."/
Graduate of Trinity Universit)^, Toronto.   Member of college Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario.
KASLO CITY,
The only practical Watchmaker in
the Kootenay District/Orders hy
mail receive prompt a-ttention.
ALL WORK GUIBANTEED.
KASLO, B. G,
'('■■■'■' . f
Is open night and day and supplies
its patrons with everything in the
market.   Call in.
GEG PAQUIN,
Proprietor.
KASLO & NEW DENVER
MAIL STAGE AND FREIGHT LiK
Stages leave Kaslo daily at 8 a. m.
for New Denver.   Returning will
; ?   leaye New Denver for Kaslo at
same hour. .;
Satisfaction is  Guaranteed.
A. J. SCOTT,     -
Manager.;
■I
(LIMITED.)
WINTER  SCHEDULE,
(KOOTENAY LAKE,)
Going into effect-..-on January 8th, 1891.
STEAMER NELSON.
LKAVKS -KELSON
Mondays,
Wedne'siuiys,
Thursdays,
Saturdays,
9 a.m.
5:40 p.m.
5 p.m.
5:10   p.m;
LEAVKS KASLO :
Tuesdays, 3 a.m.
Thursdays, 8 a.m.
Fridays, 3 a.m.
Sundays, 8 a.m.
Passengers from Kaslo, to make close connection with the Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway,
lor points south, should take the steamer Nelson,
leaving Kaslo at 3 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The company reserves the right to change tliis
schedule at any time without notice.
Due notice will he given of the resumption of
service on the Columbia .river.-, a ■"-,-..■ .
'■■'^l^TR^UP^Atanagrer.
Snip Falls IlrllierD
RAILWAY.
l'A. ■ ■       _ ■■'■._.
Nelson & Fort Sheppard
RAILWAY.
ALL RAIL ROUTE  TO SPOKANE.
The only through route from Nelson, Kaslo,
Kootenay Lake and all Slocan ■
Points.
Through Trains Semi-Weekly.
Leave 7 a.m.
NELSON.
Arrive 5:-10p.m.
E
Commencing January 8th, 1891. on Tuesdays
and Fridays, trains will run through to Spokane,
arriving a"t 5:40 p.m., same .day.'- Returning, passengers will leave Spokane at 7 a.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving at Nelson at 5:40 n.
m., same day, making close connection with the
steamer Nelson for KasIo and all Kootenay lake
points.
KASLO,
B.C.
PACIFIC   .
RAILWAY.
A.C00PERABB5
ATTORNEY
SOLICITOR,
CONVEYANCER,
ETC., ETC.
REVELSTOKE TIME TABLE.
Atlantic Express, arrives at 10:00 Daily
Pacific "   ' " 16:55     4*
Cheapest, most reliable and safe route to Montreal, Toronto, St. Paul, Chicago, New.York,
and Boston. Rates' $3 to $10 lower than any other
route.
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
Special Attention to Mining
Interests. '
OFFICE:— xdd'7h
FBOMT ST.,    KASLO, B.C.
;   OverByer'sJET&rdware Store.
« points at lowest rates.
Low freight rates. ' Quick despatch.   Merchants
will save money by haviug their freight routed via
Uhe C.P.R. •.-..■■ ,
Full and reliable information given by applying
to ""■■''.•■..■■■
GEO. McL. BROWN,      I. T. BREWSTER,
•Asst. Gen. Freight Agent,     Local Agent,
1 Vancouver. Revelstoke. ~Nisi**;!"
LEDGE GROPPINGS
For anything' in drugs write to the
Slocan Drug Go., Kaslo.     ' t
When in Kaslo stop at the Great
Northern Hotel. Rates reasonable.
Headquarters for Hudson Bay Co.'s
goods, t
Fred. Bbdwell, of the railwajr engineering staff, took his departure for
the coast, via Revelstoke; on Monday
night.
Communication with the outside
world by telegraph was resumed on
Tuesday   night,   after   two   weeks'
silence.
Numerous flocks of wild geese have
been  flying  north during. the past
week, while crows and robins are becoming plentiful, a Spring must surely
be nigh...■■';
Sundusky, the Narrows  rancher,
who was thought to be drowned, has
turned up safe and sound, he having
gone to Deer Park on a hunting expedition.:
D. McGillivray has secu red a $70,
000 contract from the city of Vancouver to lay bituminous rock on the
streets, similar   to that laid by him
last summer.
Pressure is being brought to bear
upon T. Abriel from various quarters
to induce him to accept the local post-
mastership, resigned some time ago
by U. S. Thomas.
M. Kelly and H. Harlow have finished their contract, which thev held
under the Inland Construction Co.,
getting out timbers for the extension
of the railway wharf.
Wm. Thomlinson, of New Denver,
will erect a couple of fine buildings,
either stores or dwelling houses, on
the property owned by him on Bay
street, near F. W. Jordan's.
. p~       •     ' '       .      *
Mrs. F. W. Jordan departed on
Monday night for Mara,; a town on
the Shuswap & Okanagan Railway, .
to make an extended visit. Mr. Jordan accompanied her as far as Sica-
mous.
Mrs. E. Corning left for Three Forks
on Monday night, to be present at
the wedding of her daughter, Miss
Aura, to B. Crane, which happy event
it is asserted was to have been consummated yesterday.
It now appears that the Kaslo Examiner was purchased by G. A. Big-
elow, instead of Captain McMorris.
The paper is now called the Times
and presents a much-improved appearance, but it smacks strongly of
the Nelson Tribune savor.
Geo. Paquin, the popular restaur
ant man of Kaslo, is running his place
on Fourth street night and day, and
his meals taste as good as they did
before the fire. George has been
burned out four times since he commenced business in the west.
Messrs. Shaw and Cor bin came in
on Friday from an exhaustive trip of
more than a week putting up the
prostrate   telegraph   wires   between
here and Lardeau. The wire was
found to be broken frequently arid
considerable difficulty was experienced in scaling the cliffs to make the
repairs. At Lardeau they found the
agent laid up, with a wounded leg,
caused by slipping on the rocks.
From thence to the Green Slide the
two local men had to journey, thus
doubling their labors.
STATEMENT
: ;:'■■.;■■■ , -of- .    ; . ■■;-..
RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES
-FOR THE-
akusp
UP TO DECEMBER 31st, 1893.
PHILO & Cods
"Leaders,'-
'■■■'■'.■ ''       X    ■-■■■{■■■■-■
uQJL.sPand
RECEIPTS.
"Terminals."
Factory and Salesroom:
5 22, GORDO VAST-
VANCOUVER,
B.C.
3By Government cheque for
Stationery, etc. . .:........
- TWfll'      " x''    '■
MO 00
«(-•
$40 00
EXPENDITURES.
F. W. Jordan & Co., stat'n'y $13 20
J.R.Campbell, 4 cords wood. 12 00
M. Butler, teacher's desk.'.'. 4 20
J. McGee, lumber for bl'kb'd 1 00
Janitor's salary to Dec. 31, '93 2 50
Balance on hand..,.....:.;"'. 7 10
Total.... .... a... ... ^ ,... $40 00
D. A. McDOUGALD,
Chairman.
W. C. MUIRHEAD,
Secretarv.
Audited this 1st day of January, 1894, and found correct.
thos. abriel:
Auditor.
GENERAL    MERCHANTS
ER
AND
DEALERS  in
s
STATEMENT
'"■-V—(W-d7xd;yX
9
9
-OF THE-
RECEIPTS.
Local subscriptions..-..
Proceeds of concert...
"of ball.......
Return of lumber, etc.
By balance still owing
$165 25
46 00
51 15
1 25
11 69
Total.,..
«   • * •
$275 '34
EXPENDITURES.
Genelle Bros., lumber......
J. T. Nault, contract......
making door..
n
u
sawdust
stove pipe & cap
window sash...
glass, putty, etc.
desks & benches
hauling lumber
F.W.Jordan & Co., hardware
Bourne Bros., lamp glass
Cummings & Co., stove pipe.
Expenses to concert. .....". '..
a
a
n
a
c i
$140 70
48 00
2 50
2 50
75
10 00
7 15
29 25
12 15
12 99
1 60
6 75
2 00
$275.34
D) A. McDOUGALD,
Chairman.
W. C. MUIRHEAD,
Secretarv.
itoves
owner
ay, Feed
so on,
Audited this 27th day of February, 1894, and found correct.
THOS. ABRIEL,
Auditor.
REVELSTOKE    STATION.
GENERAL MERCHANTS,
Wholesale and Retail. Dealers in a
all kinds of Raw Furs. Branch
Store at Trout Lake.
HOTEL SLOGAN, NEW DENVER.
Accommodations for 100 guests. The
Finest Bar in the Kootenay eoitn-
try. Headquarters for capitalists, speculators and miners.
GETHING & HENDERSON. Props.
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