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Vol. I. No. 22.
NAKUSP/B.C., 5iARQI-I 1,  1894.
Price Ten Cents.
l:'.      Pi,
GARLAND
Froiit Street, ■Went,
The
Kiislo, B.C.,
plete    Stock
Country.
Largest and Most
in   the
Com-
Kootenav
EEDISTRIBUTION BILL.
West Kootenay Gets Two Members
by the Change.    ...'".'
DRY GOODS
GENTS' FURNISHINGS,
HOUSE FURNISHINGS, CLOTHING,
CARPETS, BOOTS & SHOES.
"COLUMBIA HOUSE
* .NAKUSP, B. C.
Corning & Rodd, Prop.
Victoria, Feb. 16.—The one great
event of the dav and of the session in
the Legislature, was the presentation
ofthe Redistribution Bill, which is;
now before the House. This arixious-
lY anticipated measure provides that
the Legislative Assembly of British
Columbia shall, as at present, consist
of 33 members; of these nineteen will
under tlie new order oi' things represent the Mainland and fourteen Vancouver Island, the present Redistribution Bill forsaking the idea of balance
of representation by taking two seats
The bar is stocked with the finest!from the Island and giving them to
*■->
brands of wines, liquors
and cigars.
Hotel
Naklisp
tlie Mainland.
The Westminster electoral district
is to include four ridings, viz., Delta,
Chilli wack,, Richmond and Dewdney,
each returning one member. New
Westminster city is given one member, Vancouver city three members,
Victoria city four members, a nd Nanaimo city one member. The Yale
electoral district is divided into east,
district.                       old.
NEW.
Alberni...'........"■. X ..   , 1
Nil
Cariboo.. ...... ...... ;":.''   3
2
LassiS/i1 .......     l
I
Comox...... ...... .....     l
1
Cowichan........ ........     2
2
Esquimalt '...............      2
2
Kootenay....... <'..'.,'.'■;.      2:
3
Lillooet. . .... ..;■■     !2
■:-       2
Nanaimo City...... ....      1
"1
Nanaimo District...'.':.. .     2
2
New Westminster......      1
A      1
Westminster District....      3 a.
4
Vancouver....,,. ..."....     2 "
O
Victoria Citv .. .....     4
4
Victoria District...... ..      2
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Yfllo                                                R
3
The Islands ...... ..   , 1
Nil
School Board Meeting.
KASLO IN ASHES;
of
This hotel is situated near the
water front and has every accommodation for the travelling public.
U; S. THOMAS, Prop.
SUMMIT LAKE, B. C.
west and north Riding's, each returning one member. "Lillooet, east and
west Ridings, returns but two members. .".'■ ■' ■;': .'
North, south and east Kootenay
three members. Cariboo (undivided
into ridings) two members. Cassiar
one member. Nortli Victoria district
one member. South Victoria one mem
bar. Esquimalt (undivided) two members. Cowichan, inclusive of Moires,
Vargets, Mares, Tzaartoos and Deer
Islands; all islands in and between
Clayouquot, Barclay Sound and adjacent thereto, including what is at present known as the Alberni district,
two members.
The division of the former district
of West itopteriay into ridings is to be
accomplished in the following manner: Commencing at the western
boundary of the'district, the fiftieth
parallel is to constitute the boundary
north and south as far east as the di
vide between the Arrow and Slocan
Lakes, from this point the dividing
line is to be continued on the watersheds to the eastern boundary of the
district.
This will throw Nakusp into the
Beautifully toted on the Lak, shore at the ^northern riding and New Denver into the southern riding, and in voting
The public school board, consisting
Messrs. McDougald, Jordan and
Jiuirhead met in T. Abriel's office
last Thursday evening. The meeting was • called principally for the
passing of accounts and the preparation of a statement relative to." the
building fund of'the school, which is
given in detailed 'form in another
part of this issue. On motion of
Messrs. Jordan and Muirhead, it was
resolved that the accounts be present,
ed to the- auditor, T. Abriel, and duly
passed, and that a copy of the statement of the financial sMndiiig of the'
school b_ forwarded to Superintendent I buildings to Wilson's,   were   saved
of Education Pope at Victoria; also after Herculean efforts.     a
that a copy of the same be given The
Almost the Entire Business Portion
of the City Wiped Out.
Visitors in town this week from
Kaslo tell of a great calamity which
befel that city early Sunday morning,
when almost the entire business portion wras wiped out by fire.
. The blaze started in the rear of the
Bon Ton restaurant about 1:1-5 a, hi..,"'
and spread with lightning rapidity in
every direction. A general alarm
was sounded and every man turned
out to fight tne flames, but the heavy
wind blowing at the time made every
such effort utterly futile. .Attention
was then paid to removing the stocks
and furniture from the various .'buildings, 'but comparatively little was
saved;'   .':"':,.- ■■ ;.
Bucket brigades were formed to
the;lake, while men were kept on the
roofs in a vain endeavor to cheek the"
advancing flames. The fire traveled
the..'.entire length-of Front street, wiping out every building on the north
side between Third and Fourth
streets, and, crossing over, burned
from Fletcher's corner to'.the. Leland.
House, ;wliich,;>r with; t
Good accommodations for travellers.
The bar is supplied with a good
stock of Win es, Liquors
and Cigars.
RISDALE  &   McKAY,   Proprietors.
NAKUSP, B. C.
HUGH MADDEN, Prop.
Ledge for publication. Mr. Abriel
examined the accounts and declared
them correct. It was then resolved
that a vote of thanks be tendered D.
McGillivray for his donation of a fine
box stove to the school, free of all expense. After desultory conversation
•for some time the board adjourned to
meet again some night during1 this
month.
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trance 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
strength though but equal in representation the southern riding will outnumber the northern riding two to
one.
bar is supplied with the best brands of wines Following is a comparative list of
liquors a.Ki cigars. The accommodations of the the members under the old and new
Hotel are the best j regimes:
On Sunday divine services were
held in the schoolhouse, Rev. Mr.
Birks officiating. Rev. Jas. Turner
will be here in three weeks.
The mild weather of this week has
caused the ice on the lake to break
up in many places, thus enabling the
Arrow to resume her trips n ortl 1. It
is believed the Lytton will commence
running again in two weeks.
Born.—In Nakusp, on Feb. 28th,
the wife of G. E. Boswell, of a bouncing baby boy, weighing ll_lbs., and
the picture of his daddy in a thousand
different ways. Mother ..and son doing well, under the efficient care of
Mr. Hesketh.
T. Daly came in from Vancouver
by way of Revelstoke on Saturday,
having to row down from the head of
the lake. He reported that there was
but little ice at the other end. Large
quantities of freight arc at Bannock
Point awaiting the steamer.
Byer's hardware store was blown
up with 150 pounds of gunpowder, in
order to preserve tlie wharf and Wilson's store, and of the immense stock
it continued only 15 kegs of nails
were removed. All the windows in
the vicinity, were shattered by the
explosion.
The total loss is away up in the
thousands, with comparatively little
insurance, almost all the policies having been cancelled a few weeks ago.
The Byers Co.   Ivxd $8,000 insurance
on their stock and building; H. Gie
gerich, §3,000; and G. 0. Buchanan,
^,2,000 on his block.    Archie Fletcher
Will re-build at once, as will also H.
Giegerich, but it is doubtful if any of
the others will.
At 6 o'clock there was scarcely anything left but a few charred timbers
where but a few hours before had
stood the business emporiums of British Columbia's youngest city. Tlie
burned district contained nine hotels,
several large stores, and innumerable
restaurants, offices, etc.
Incendiarism is believed to have
been the cause of the conflagration*
as the Bon Ton had been on fire three
times in as many weeks. Several
persons were arrested and locked up
for purloining goods during the excitement.
Many persons enjoyed a fine skate,
at the point on Friday and Saturday THE CLAIM JUMPER.
An  Episode in Mining Life in the
■   ■ *
Western States.
It wras New Year's eve in camp, and
the Gold Nugget saloon was doing a
rushing business all along the line.
Drinks were being.rapidly-dispensed
over the bar, and iii the rear, faro,
roulette, and draw poker were.flour-
"Pete" was in lrgh humor to^ght.
He had "bucked the t:ger" successfully and had quit enough ahead to
work his claim in Corkscrew gulch.
True, he had not done; his as^ecj-
nient work this year, and by law any
one could   ' 'jump" the  ' 'Lone Sta:-"
that veryday at midnight.   But Pete
was not the man to be fcoled with, as
he   had  two graves  to   his   credit
in Doc Turner's ranch (the name .applied to the  cemetery in honor of a
local doctor), which contained the remains of two   "tenderfeet"  who had
"differed" with him and were ace;
dentally shot.    So tlie inhabitants of
Galenasville concluded he was a cafe
. man to let alone, and be laughed, at
the idea that anyone would be so
foolish as to "commit suicide," as he
termed it, by attempt'rig to jump his
claim, savs the Colorado Sun. v
The old year had but a few minutes to live when Hank Smith tied up
his horse 'among the tall, snow-laden
pme trees near the "Lone Star," and
loosening the thongs winch fastened
a pick to the saddle, and i^ansfevr ng
a couple of stacks of dvna;mHe and
some candles ^om the A^ucPebags to
his pockets, sbot*1de"o,d his p:ck and
slowly moused the rough and tortuous trail.
He h ad Ion g a wai ted th" s m om e n t.
Four years ago he had owned the
Lone Star binioeK but s.'eV'uess came
and he coukl not work Irs assessment
and when he vei,ir,ned to,,the prospect
and foiled Pete, armed to the'jeetr,
in possession, he had accepted hfs
hard luck wWi gcqcl g vce, but bac
''laid" for Pete ever sine3. But now,
at last, fr's oppov,i;uirty bad come ind
he determined to re;ja:u hh proper /
and defend it at the risk of Irs hu'e, if
necessary..'
The tunnel was soon .reached, and
the moonlight,shining aslant ;/-dark
mouth, easily disclosed to his eyes
Pete's location stake.
He looked at his watch. It marked
exactly midnight.
Reaching down he fiercely wrench
ed tlie  stake from tlie ground  and
flung it from him down tlie mountain
■side.
He then lit a candle, auc1 finding a
board, quickly sharoened one end of
it and smoothed off the bioaderd,
wrote his location notice on it—ye-
christening the claim the "Bright
Hopes" and planted the stake firmly
in the ground.
Thinking he would go into the tunnel and ' 'see how she looked," he took
up his candle and  pick and started
in.:   \ ■■'. .,.:   :■ ■ '.^; ■  ;v' :
Just as jie did so he thought he
heard a sweet, low. whistle. He
paused and listened; some one was
coming up the trail "below whistling
softly. Quickly dousing the light,
he crouched behindjL^big- boulder at
the mouth of the tunnel and dvew his
revolver.
A few minutes later Pete stepped
into view, with a week's supplies in a
saek slung over his shoulders.
Before he could put his burden on
the ground Hank rose up suddenly
before him, with the muzzle,of his revolver almost touching the other
irfan's face. , <
"Hands up!" he cried. dlTve got
the drop on yer now.",
Pete, seeing the other man .had a
full handj promptly threw up his, and
Haiik deftly relieved him of his firearms: .. .;' ■    ■■".
*'Tain't worth fighting about, anyhow," said Pete, carelessly. "There
ain't \ a pound of 'ore in the hull
cMm." ; PP-7"
' 'Oh, come off !" said Hank, "How
about all that ore you shipped last
summer?" '«   .'„.
' 'That was out of a pocket I struck,
which petered out mighty quick; but
if you don't believe me, I'll go into
the hole and show," and, taking a
candle, Pete started into the tunnel,
Hank fol lowing, but keeping his hand
wi-'.hiii easy reach of his enn.
The breast of the tunnel was soon
reached, and Pete, holding his candle up before it said: ' 'There, now,
What did I tell yer?   It's nuthin' but
dead reck."
Plank took Irs candle and carefully
examined the breast, roof a.ud sides,
but not a fr^ce of mineral could be
beer.   -
Wm. Hunter.
W  C. McKinnqn.
' 'You're welcome to her," said Pete,
"I ve-b.'own in a11, the money I want
0; you con have a blasi; at her now,
if voii■ w»rt- 0."
Hank did not reply, but appeared
. 0 be Iolu in thought. Finally he said,
I ' 'Fold my cs.ndle a minute, Pete,"
and  .xV'^g up h'spickin both hands,
v?e s   ack uhe breast a heavy blow,
?rd Hie rock and  mud . with winch
Fe e l\,d. pk.Jeved it to fool curious
and. unwelcome visitors fell away, re-
v^r'pTf a vein of glistening white
nr ■■ h       ' ' "'■
Ahno^jat   he same  instant there
was a dea"en i ag report and Hank fel 1
to the ground with a bullet through
his hea.< t.
Pee, w'h a smoking revolver in
his hand which he had snatched from
Hanks belt as he si-ru.ck' the blow,
stood over him with a grim smile as
he mill" loved "Another accident!"
But rctrbut'.on was close at hand.
The re^erberat'ons of the shot had
hardly died away among the neighbor :ug peaks when a rock which had
long been loose, started by the sudden shocY, fell from the roof, bringing
ions of earth with it, and Pete and
ln's third victim were crushed into a
shapeless mass.
-OF-
New.Denver and. 5IIvertoo;
DEA1ER8-IN..CENERAL 'MERGHAHDISE:
All kinds of Miners' supplies kept constantly in stock.
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RAILWAYS NEEDED.
To Develop the Mineral Resources
of the Slocan.
W. C. Haywood has been telling
the Seattle Telegraph how anxious
the people of the Slocan are for the
completion of two lines of railway
to tap that district. One is the C.P.R.
branch from Revelstoke, which runs
south and is almost certain to form a
through line by rail and water into
the Slocan country during the year.
The other is the Kar.lo road started
last summer, and is also sure to be
built into the centre of the galena
producing district during the ensuing
; season/' ..        ■ x";.."
Mr. Haywood says that now they
are shipping ore out of the district to
Everett, Tacoma, Denver, Omaha, and
even to Swansea, Wales, but most of
the mine owners are content to work
what .they can, increasing their
dumps and await the coming of the
iron horse, which they regard with
the utmost certainty will reach them<
this summer. Work is going on now
on the road, ■'clearing, rock cutting,
etc.  ■     ■ --•.;.■   . >■ '.'  '  ■' ■  ; ';..■•..■"■,■
There are 20 mines that are and
have been shipping ore for some time.
Mr. Haywood thinks that if the C.P.
R. can give the mine owners a reasonably low, rate most of the ore will
go to Swansea, as there everything is
saved. There is no certain per cent,
of the value subtracted, but absolutely
all the chemicals, lead, etc., are
given. He names a probable rate of
$12 per ton.
Ore is now being shipped that runs
from 150oz. to l,000oz. ner ton, and
as the world already knows, the Slocan pays from the grass roots. A
vein has never yet been known to
pinch out. The reverse is true: they
widen and improve.
:ote&Cq.,
REVELSTOKE    STATION,
GENERAL MERCHANTS,
Wholesale and Retail. Dealers in a
all kinds of Raw Furs. Branch
Store at Trout Lake.
COLUMBIA k KOOTE
Steam Nav. Co. Ltd.
TIME   OjA.K.13.
Taking: effect September 1st, 1893.
BEVELSTQKE NORTHPORT ROUTF
STEAMER COLUMBIA.
.» GOING SOUTH.   '
Leaves Revelstoke,
Mondays and Thursdays, 5 a.jm.
Arrives at Robson,
Mondays and Thursdays,.6 p. m.
Leaves Robson, >
Tuesdays arid Fridays, 5 p. in.
Arrives at Northport',
Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a. m.
GOING NORTH.
Leaves Northport,
Tuesdays and Fridays, 1. p.m.
Arriving'at Robson, A
Tuesdays and Fridays 7 p. m.
Arriving at Revelstoke,
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 4 p. m.
The. steamer lands at Nakusp north bound on
Wednesdays an d Saturdays at 7 a. m., and south
bound on Mondays and Thursdays at 10 a. m.
Connection is made with Canadian Pacific trains
for the east and west at Revelstoke, with Spokane
Falls and Northern trains for Spokane and all
eastern and western points at Northport, and with
C. &„K. trains for Nelson and Kootenay lake
points, at Robson.
nam & kaslo rout
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A Big Contract.
Dan McGillivray has closed a contract with a placer company operating in the Horsefly country to construct a 17-mile ditch. On this he
will set 300 men to work so soon as
the frost is out of the ground. This
is calculated to relieve the overstocked labor market in Vancouver.
-*-
The Bubble Has Burst.
J. C. Lawrence, who left Whatcom,
Wash., about November bound for
South Africa, has returned, having
only gone as far as London. There
he heard such discouraging reports
that his gold fever was effectually-
cooled. He savs Jim Wardner was
a passenger from Cape Town on a
steamer that left in. December, and
he believes that he is now in
Milwaukee. Thus ends another dream
of millions for m any.
,    STEAMER NELSON.
OUTWARD. ■ " .
Leaves Nelson Sundays 3 p. m.
Arriving at Kaslo 7 p. m.
" " .,.   Mondays 3 p.m.
Arriving at Kaslo 7 p. m
" "      Wednesdays 9 a. m.
Arriving at Kaslo 1 p. m.
;' "      Thursdays 3 p. m.
Amving at Kaslo 7 p. m.
"      Saturdays 9 a. m.
Arrivi'       .Kaslo lp.m.
IKWARy
Leaves Kaslo Mondays 9 a. m.
Arriving at Nelson1 p. m.
" "    Tuesdays 9 a.m.
Arriving at Nelson 1 p. m.
" "    Thursdays 9 a. m.
Arriving at Nelson 1 p. m.
..■'" "    Fridays 9 a. m.
Arriving at Nelson 1 p. m.
■ xli •'.  Saturdays at 3 p. m.
Arriving at Nelson 1 p. m.
Passengers from Kaslo for Spokane and all
points south, should take the ''Nelson," leaving
Kaslo at 9 a. m., on Mondays and Thursdays,
making close connections through. )■
This steamer lands at Balfour, Pilot Bay, and
Ainsworth.
For information as to Rates, etc., apply to pursers of steamers, or to
T, ALLAN, Sec'y. J.W.TROUP,
Nelson, B. C. Manager.
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mission
Wholesale Dealers in Oranges, Lemons, Apples, Bananas,
and all kinds of Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, Butteiv Egg's,
Nuts, Candjr, Cigars, Etc.    The largest Shippers in  the
Northwest. „■;..".
518 and 520 First avenue, Spokane, Wash,
ill,
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The proprietor has on hand
THREEMSLL
FEET OF LOGS
'.,■•.' ■•       ■"■'..•        < ■■ ■■■...  ■■"..'"'•
In lengths of from 12 to 50 feet.   Any kind
of bill stuff can be cut at short notice;
1,000,000 ,FL ROUGH LUMBER; 500,000 FT. DRESSED IU
Shingles, Laths, Moulding's, 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 Grlass, Paints, Oils,
etc., including Fancy G-lass,Wood Stains, etc.
G.   O.; BUCHANAN.
■: IS THE :•
Brightest and Newsiest
IN THE
SUBSCRIBE FOR   IT. XP-
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Published every Thursday.
R.    T.    LOWERT,    EDITOR    AND
:    FINANCIER.
SUBSCRIPTION RAISES-:,
ONE TEAR  .■:..■ .......... ...!,. ... .$3.00
*IX MONTHS ....... .......... ..... 1.50
tBHREE MONTHS .,.:..  '. .  1.00
Advertising: rates furnished on application.
TO CONTRIBUTORS.
lost two members, they having been
transferred to the Mainland, Vancouver getting one and West Kootenay
the other.
This district has been divided into
two ridings, to be known as the Revelstoke and Nelson electoral divisions,
the latter having about double the
voting strength of the former. Unfortunately for us, we believe, Nakusp
has been placed in the Revelstoke division, while New Denver and Three
Forks go into the south.    It will prob-
Coi;respon(icnee from every part of the Kootenay   ably be 6f little moment whether  We
District  ana 'Communications   upon  Jive  topics J ,
protest or not against this slicing of
always acceptable. Write on both sides of the
paper if you wish. Always send soniethingvjjocd;
no matter how crude:: /Get your copy in while it
shot, and we will do the rest,   '•.
THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 1894..,
HISTORY   OP    THE   KOOTENAY.
the district, but it must be patent to
all that our interests are entirely with
th e south, and that, comparatively
speaking, we have nothing in common with the Revelstoke people.
Of course   the  point is advanced
from   various    quarters    that    the
north division will now practically be]
a complete history of th'©; Kpotouay la Government hive, and that we majr
country, from'tiio earliest days"to tiie confidently look for larger and more
numerous grants to public works.
This may be, but it is an exceedingly
selfish view to take of the matter, for,
as we stated before, we believe our
townsmen would have been more
content to have cast in their lot with
the south, ■■,>','.'
..■«■ However, we have one grain of
comfort under; the circumstances. Nakusp will have a vote of close to 100,
or perhaps more, at the approaching
elections, and which ever side of the
Nakusp. This was done partly to
satisfy a wager; and partly for reasons politic. The work commenced
on Thursday and was completed by
Friday night, the result showing a
total population of 419 persons resident in ,the place. Of these 48 are
Italians, 4 Chinese, and 9 colored.
This, of course, does not include the
scores of citizens who are sojourning
on the outside for the winter. When
it is taken into consideration that
there were considerably less than 50
people here oh e year ago, the citizens
have every reason to feel gratified at
the advancement shown.
<G. M. SPEMCEK^:. .
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Proprietor.
X>resent tiitie, is being1 compiled by H. T.
LiOivery. Experiencedmen 'with, valuable Information would confer a favor
by sending- tlieir address to tills oiSee.
KASLO'S ..GREAT CALAMITY.
SLOCAN AVE.
NAKUSP, B.C.
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Ey reference to another part of this
issue it,will be seen that the .city'of
Kaslo has been visited by the all-devouring fire fiend, which devastated
NAKUSP, B. C.
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s^a
almost the  entire business section of
the community, destroying many fine
buildings and entailing a loss of.several thousand.dollars. In this respect 1 may realize.   'Now.is the opportunity
the peculiar experience that seems to   for our local candidate to make him-
be the portion of western  towns has  self heard !
line we should have teen placed that  Gh:oice     location   SASlR    com-
vote would have  to  be respected, as .■■.-, ._
some of our public fishers in the north        maDc!s a oeautliuL View
of the surrounding
country.
The bar is stocked with the finest
brands of wines   liquors and cigars.
.«■*     ' — .———— '. : -—■— _—: :—.————.
If   you   have    Money   and
want to   meet    Monied
Men stop  at the    "™
MEW DENVER,: B.C.
n
■a ■■air"**
rt« .. ijj ' \lylfix> $*$ dh
£__ _aw £_»
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ifVken
you come to  Ne$r.
Denver stop at
at length''been apportioned to our unfortunate sister hamlet.
But,  after all  has been said and
done, Hon. Mr. Davie deserves com-
But, alas ! .how 'totally unprepared mendation for acceding so graciously
the citizens,were for it, inasmuch as j to the requests of the Mainland for
there/was an entire lack of proper increased -representation, despite the
appliances wherewith to successfully | vapid froth ings of a portion of the
combat the flames.    We fear, too, that  opposition.:
The Bar is supplied wit n the j
best brands of all kinds of
wines, liquors and  cigars.
Hon. J. Turner backed up his .pre-
in many cases the loss incurred means
bitter failure and  perhaps ■•ruin-- but
let us hope that -good may spring mentation to the Legislature last week
from evil, and  shut.' ohcenix like, a   <of tbe estimates for the province for
more substantial and Andnrimr citv■ the ensuin£^scal year with a speech
raav rise upo^thc. iisljes of what has]that has won for liiin golden opinions
l)CGn: ] from all   quarters.    His   statements
The people of Naktno join willijwere concise aild to the point, show-
■ those of tlie district in nhe'ir oxpres- j ^ the financial condition ofthe pro v-
sions of sympathy .'with the xXervrz. \ilicc t0 be excellent—on paper. West
Aik\ juW here we would iir-e ni^on LK''otena>7 wilt come in for the muni-
ourfcllow-rownsmen.the  necessitv. uf Hcent allotment, of about $41,020, to
cover the expenses of all Goverment
work.    Such generous treatment bv
The Dining Room is supplied
with all the delicacies of
the season.
Charges Moderate.
A Call Solicited.
Slocan Ave.
cents,
..'Beds, 50 cents,
als at all hours. Dinner
4 to 8 p.m. Rooms warm,
clean and comfortable.
Corner of Slocan and Eldorado avenues. :
a; lyall.
0°v
organizing a lire brigade and securing the necessary ] araphernalia to
oyerco.ine.il conflagration, for there is
no tellinsr whan the scenes*enacted'in
i*j
the powers that be will, of course, be
duly appreciated by the people, es-
Kasio lasi;  Sunday  may be roi>ea:,ed j pecially when it is considered that this
]leVi>i I district ranks third as a revenue pro-
.— jducer.    Three Forks is to get a $1,-
1 COO lock-up;  New Denver, $1,500, for
  I a recorder's'.office;    Nakusp,   -£1,000
i for school; and Fire Valley 81,500 for
Tiie Redistribution -Bill has at last 11 trails and wharf.
■f%
west kdot;
xd xiYimD.
been laid before the Legislature, and ]
bv tliis time its  provisions-are pretty ) ■ Population of Nakusp. '
o-ciicraliv known,    i.xactly the dame      During the past week a commend-
to
number of .'representatives will have
tO 1 A
'•111' ■•.
elected under the new order of
s ad ioAiierlv, bus the Isi&ud has
able undertaking has been concluded
by Provincial Officer Fauquier, viz.,
the enumeration of the inhabitants of
GROCERIES  and PROVISIONS at very low prieas.
ERESH CANNED GOODS always in ] stock.
ap^x^^-"1^"^ Ty7gi'g' rrrr*r.
A full assortment of Choice CIGARS and TOBACCOS. 35E-_ •
Shooting-Affray at Three Forks.
Last Saturday night a dance took
place at Three Forks, at which R.
Carl in'., an d Bert Crane were presen t.
During the evening, it is said, Garlin
became incensed at Crane for some
reason or other   and, rushing over to
with proper desks, a"deficiency sadly j' $"*$
apparent at present.    Besides provid-j JMjJ,
ing labor for a number of men for aj
time, the projected schoolhouse will ]
tend greatly to improve the appearance of rhe town.  ,
VH \ _c-si ES  dL     ■  L=_*^
ANCOUVEB,
3 o rs o
Captain W. E. Nesbitt, of the 'Lytton, has gone to San Francisco to enjo;y
Lemon's store,; seized a loaded .rifle j thG si2:te of the Midwinter Fair,
and fired at Bert through the build
ing,   but  fortunately   missed   him.
~ir>'
Garlin was promptly arrested and on
Pete Larson has filed a mechanic'53
lien against the Nelson & Fort Sheppard Kail way, for the sum of f 328,
Monday morning was  taken to in el- M,. ~r   _.„•     .     ,.      . -, .   "-.,■■ ,
■> •..-,.  T-.'.°. , 0il.o5,still owmg him on his contract
son-to. await, his trial. ■■ .-- • ■'.-    ■•■ ■.   ■   ■ -■   -       ■ '    - '
AEancher ..Missing.
Announcement.
mission; Merchants ■'.
;:;      '. ■'.■-.;&■ WMolesale
. .■.-'■'■■ '''—-OF'—    a  .
I
ii _.
'''AAi'-APt <f\S^o,
ji  "I •*
outers
jL-*Z! ik vivO, CMS. '*->* &.. . AX* 5}     <&Al» At A ,vj*Hi        <£_£> 1:, A-A, ?L4i. il   £_7 ®
' Ja. A' .        /.'■•■■■•■ ■«£_*    ' '•  • •
For MemTbei* of tiie legislative Assembly
•■Wesfc; Koot'Oixny Electoral.  District.
WoM reached town at the beginning of the week -that /a rancher by
t-rXr*   no^io   X7   Q.nAc\r,v]dX  rnavllno-  X   rF>HE undersigned announces himself tvs a'candi-
tlie   name   OI   oanCLUSky, .lemming   at    |    (Me.formember.-of.tho,'Lei?ifils»tive.Asi?embly
the*   Inwpv   o^r\   nf i-ho ivirrnwc "woe;   from West'Jtootenay District, subject, to the fictile lowei   end ot uiie nanows,  uas. 1jr)n of t,,e conveu^ou t0 bc held at Nelson on
missing',;and it was feared : he had -April 12th, i»m., . 7._v _    „■_,.„
•~7 o J ,1. I^KJiiD  HO Mil.
been drowned.    A month ago he left.1  Nci.sonrJaBtiaryiotb,.j.s9-!.'
his ranch to go to".Fire Valley, pur-1«^ ■•« rm^^ a rrbt*"
posing to return in two weeks.    Since j p|f!fy!f! ! Hff 1     .,: ,
then nothing'has been heard of him   \' " ' •■* '-
ana   his friends are anxious, /^'4'.'^ "
narrows were then fall of drifting ice \ *At$%\\X%\%\\lf\m\ j\
ancf the  belief is prevalent that hig
boat got; stoved in  and disappeared 1''
beneath  the: surface,   Carrying   its
owner along.     v I
f%
S; f■'■.'.   y^mf%TF'WfP r ■
3 ; i ■' •■ ^dL^J li ,JU/aX -i
Tinware and Bardvra.rO: by tl\e: Oa-rload.
ones,; Ffoyisioiib5 Moiif .<& Feed :.;.
;.■"/■ v.StockedrKegTiterly..froip tlie East,
WAVING' been appoint.
•^ ed a^ent. for. a laro'ei
Dry Groods, Clothing, Rigby- ; Waterproofs, Gents' Furnish
■ ■'".'..,; '.   ings, Gentlemen's,;Ealdies' ahd Children's-."'   ';  ;.
'".■; '■; /' Boots,, Shoes, and' Rubber:.-
■■■."y'y.dd':■",,■: y-;P- :: Gooda.  ,
. An Enj oyable Event.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Martin celebrated |
the second anniversary of tlieir wed- j
ding at the Nakusp House, on Friday j
evening last, with groat eclat. About'j
20 guests were present and, they
failed not to remember the host and (
hostess   with   many' valuable gifts.
-. . ■       ■■■■•■     ■ *-    ,  ■ j
The party enjoyed, themselves, im-1
mensely with card playing and dahc- 3
ing, the affair-.not terminating till 4 \
At -midnight a-fine
wholesale tailoring:;estaD-;
lishment.: in Eastern7; Gana-;
da, I beg leave to state tli at;
I am preparedto lake orders for cloth in ff from all
S6
,  .        .    ....
!.■ :    .;:■■
rt.t. W^E— —I— U1.V. ^4—..^'' ■«£_ *sf
tj7Z\.e.s
1.   !U^».   *.&.^X
'.A.V
In  all   the   Latest  Fashions.
■\ Til
IpKlBEl^"
Saa.KB'
' 4.
C—f.SKS
^jnsEc^n ^fffsaai^. Eojsasa   i^waes n^^iivu^^v
E3
..V_^V«s^ *4
fl;:-«.^    X^
(]
:^^
goods: guaranteed to he,:0i7|
the  best  quality.'    Pi'lces'
extremely .reasonable.    A
■perfect. tit promised or noj ^
Saninles expected in
x A. 5
.week, ' ■ , 1
T
-   IM    J Q
?-»it.)
^/^-.v L
.BGYt
vyr»i.
Y
Ai
■ft
M y
3 rt.-u uuxo sea,- ■    -
next morning.
collation was... ser v.ed, eml.
the delicacies obtainable
son   of  the year.    Numerous toasts      F^FUSP
were proposed and fittingly responded
to, the various orators referring chiof-
'ly to the nature of the gathering and.
speaking in felicitous terms of Ivlr. and
Mrs. Martin.
NAKUSP
cg.gai.-..J..i
■'n--
JLiii-
>r
S.-
• 9*
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0
New School For Nafeiis'T).
iwm aM 1   '■!
In.the estimates brought down in j'^/JJJ- |©_^y©
the Local Legislature recently, ap.j
pears an item calling for the expend- jj
iture  of ^1,000, for  the   purpose, .■ of j'.-.- ■
!
usp' at
erecting a   schoolhouse   at Makusp
The- trustees expressed themselves iis j
being surprised;w:Iien made aware of
the circumstance, but. they arc now
the  less   gratiiied   on1 that account, j
The  building now used  as a/school, j
and which has been built and oaid for j
nate
i
a, 111, every
'/'day'
Mew Denver
coinmeiic--
Ins: on
"^*   FA?
thfa
by  public subscription,   will in  the MOIldaV/   OeC
event  of  another   structure   beino-
DRY '-"GOODS.- DEPT.
Underwear. Hosiery,
Mens' Furnishings,
Mens'. Ready'Made
Clothins
Gloves, Ribbons. Silks,
Satins, "Cashmeres,
Melton .& Serge Cloths,
Carpets, Blinds, Cottons, Hats and Caps,
House & Table Linens,
Boots and Shoes.
T
I1-  -   ;v      i)      " ■
DP-
Hungarian Flour,
■|0>
o*
Ounces
sugars, i'aeon, li amy
'I'eas, Spices,
Jams,   Pickles, Oat-
cHJJOS,
meal, iiiscuits,
Canned Vec;et
Canned Fruits,
Dried    Fruits,   and
Syrups,  ■
.Fancy Toilet Soaps,
Cigars and Tobaccos,
Grindstones' & Fixtures
C'i'osscuc.& hiip Saws,
Axes and- Uandies,
Nails. Screws, Bolts,
lvouii<I,'J,,Iat,-Square Iron
Oils,   Paints,   Glass,-
Horse Shoes' and Nails,
(-lit! cry,
Glassware,
Crockery,
Stationery,     a
o
O
erected, be set apart for the. use of the
citizens, either' for church purposes or
general gatherings. :'With the money
appropriated by the authorities, a lot
in. the centre of the town could be
purchased, a more commodious building; put up thereon, and be  supplied!
-i
Miners--can-#.et a coiiiiilete outfit h
' MM-
Proprietor. ' -A
r© n>
^o
'•ii   .
«____      cdi'a ©
'"Th.
t-*_ :S W.C*Y _"***
.ARf"
,Mr.=H«-'»=«*n2,:
tgjismxra*2
.jasaisaiac5""1.
xea~^-^-^"^^^ ■ . A:..    ; ■.
*"»«v.wWBW
as«w-i
'■^*^^^v._    '.
««a«B~PMn«Mmp...< ilfJIUH m
ea_ai    sseHks  Baa&sa e—ffirastn
VI
f c
«^
ssA
P%
JL  d/JL
(&
/Ai
TV'
iw niiies o:
Bo
A.iTOW
W It.
'Wf/'
ecoming noted tor liieir . medicinal ..uuaiities.
^fmywwyiWB'L.-iLM-w^p^fy^ffMUir'jiB-T^^iMWK-^A-s-j-.'iB-^'T^^T'rB! ]i™mutm'''"T-'"lm\?yilFF*^n'M**r77)
With the completion; of  the
ore wiil.be broiight .to.Nakusp from
steamer for Revelstoke..
Gold and.- Silver.-Ledges ■■ have
■;        Tlie' town already contains .-.Six
with a capacity of 3d
op and many otliei1
,000 feet.p
sp. & Slocan  Railroad,   Thousands'-''-of tons'-of
the rich mines ■■ of the Slocan, and loaded, on the
discovered within three miles of Nakusp.
els,'Several Dwelling' Houses,'Stores,-;Sawmill,
, a. substantial Wharf, Warehouses, Blacksmith K> < '■'
I'
An Important Suggestion.
Editor of the Ledge:
Dear Sir,—I write to suggest to
your notice the advisability of holding meetings in all the towns and
camps of West Kootenay to move a
vote of thanks to Hon. Col. Baker for
his excellent speech in favor of bimetallism, and to sign a memorial in
favor of bimetallism, to be forwarded
by Col. Baker to the proper authorities at OttaAva and Westminiter. A
move of this kind will show the outside world that we are alive to the
importance of holding up the value of
the white metal.    Yours truly,
;       ,       B. C. Carpenter.
'■/ Three Forks?, Feb. 15, 1894
A.
Of Swansea ana wigan,
Analytical Chemist and Assayer.
The oldest; and most experienced
Assayer in the Province.
REVELSTOKE
D.O.
V
p
\1?
T
Mr. McGlnivr^y Speaks.
The Vancouver World states tliat
Dan McGillivray has returned from
the Slocan, where he had been taking a look over his contracts. There
are now 300 men engaged On the Arrow Lake line. A sled road has been
built to th© lake, and the steamer Arrow, makes dai] y trips Irom the terminus of the road to Nakusp. All; the'
grading and bridging on the Nakusp
& Slocan Railway  have been com-
-'..■'■' ■'«■',■■>.**
pl'eted, and work' is now at a standstill waiting for rails, which are expected to arrive in the spring. Ore
is being stored ;at Three Forks and
Silverton, waiting for the opening -of
the road, and the intention is to have
the track laid to Three Forks by May
15. They are haviiig splendid weather in tliat district at present and
everyone seemed pleased with the
prospects.
NEELANDS   ; BKOSv
NELSON, B.C.,
Landscape Photographers
Keep a large quantity of Architypes
and    Steel  Engravings    in    stock
Pictures framed to order.
Parties having good Mm-
ing Claims to dispose of should apply
The Xefsre Office.
PACIFIC-5=
REpBTDIf TIME TABLE
A-thmiic Express arrives at 10:0O Daily
'Pacific"   :'.'-'« ■■'"'■'.■'.;'■■ ,«*   ;.   """TGrS^^A^A
[TY HOTEL,
SLOCAN   LAKE.
Plenty of accommodations for travellers.   Good beds and good meals
Bar stocked with wines, liquors and
cigars.
John Madden, Prop.
©
.-..' Cuea] .est, most reliable and safe route.; to Montreal, Toronto, St. Paul. ChicagOA New York,"
and Boston. Rates §3 to $10 lower than any other
route. .' '.■'; . ■ ■'. './■-
Specially fitted Colonist Cars, in charge of a
poster: Tor,the accommodation of passengers holding second-class tickets. :'.■"■". ..'.A.;;:      ..      '*'   '
Passengers booked to and from all European
points at lowest rates.
Low freight rates. . Quick despatch. Merchants
will save money by having their freight routed via
the C.P.R.
' '^'
Full and reliable information given by applying
to .
OEO.McL. BROWN,      I. T. BREWSTER,
Asst. Geri. Freight Agent,     Local%\.gent,
Vancouver. Revelstoke,
iotas ill i irtera
RAILWAY.
Nelson & Fort Sheppard
RAILWAY.-
DOCTOR
J. F^B; ROGERS,
KASLO, B. C.
Graduate of Trinity University, Toronto.   Member of college Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario;
■7
KASLO CITY,
B.C.
The only practical Watchmaker in
the Kootenay District., Orders by
mail receive prompt attention.
ILL tOEK GtlAElNTEED.
jaw*
.  :
_:kaslo, b. c.,
Is open night and day and supplies
its patrons with everything in the
market.    Call in.
GEO. P4QUIN,
Proprietor.
^   KASLO & NEW DENVEE
WML STAGE AN D FREIOHT LIE.
Stages leave Kaslo daily at 8 a.m.,
for New Denver. Eeturning will
leave New Denver for Kaslo at
same. hour.
Satisfaction is   Guaranteed.
T; W. GRAY,!;     C. W. McANN,
Manager. Proprietor.
BA.CE W. BUCKE
LAW AND CONVEYANCING
OFFICE,
Buchanan BFk,Kas!o6B.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.
LOUIS; LEVESQUE.
BEAR LAKE, B. C.
'    ' : '-'0 ' .   '
Everything new about the house except the whisky and landlord.
Everybody gets a.hearty
welcome and plenty
to eat.
Gorman West,     -     -    Proprietor.
.'Blue''Ridge'-':liot^i,
, 10 Miles MOM kaslo.
■' ■       ■ ■    o'. '     ■ .
Accommodations for travellers. Good
stables. The bar is stocked with'
choice Liquors aud cigars. Pack
train in connection with the house.
Goods taken to any part of the
mountains,
McDONALD BROS., Props.
es
©
ALL   RAIL   ROUTE  TO  NELSON, B.C.
The only through route to Nelson, Kaslo,
Kootenay Lake and all Slocan
Points.
Through Trains Semi=Weekly.
KASLO,
BoO.
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 & SPROULE,   Proprietor.
Daily except Sunday between
SPOKANE AND MARCUS
Leave 7 a.m.
SPOKANE        Arrive 5:30 p m.
Commencing January 8, on Wednesdays and
Saturdays, trains will run through, arriving at
Nelson at 5:40 p.m., making close connection with
the steamer Nelson for KasIo and all lake points,
arriving at Kaslo at 9 p.m. on same days. Returning, passengers will leave lake points and Nelson on Tuesdays and Fridays,arriving at Spokane
at 5:30 p.m., same days.
A.COOPER ABB5
ATTORNEY
SOLICITOR,
CONVEYANCER,
ETC., ETC.
9
• pH
s
o
<*^BH_?
P__4
Special Attention to Mining
Interests.
OFFICE:-
FRONT ST.,     KASLO, B.C.
Over Byer's Hardware Store.
GO
CO
CD
■S-
m
<3
o
c3
c
fe LEDGE DROPPINGS
For anything in drags write to the
Slocan Drug Co., Kaslo. t
The display of the aurora borealis
on Thursday niglit was especially
fine.
All the local merchants have now
been supplied with their half-yearly
licenses.
For the first six weeks of the year
1,899 tons of ore were shipped from
Kaslo, valued at $246,870.
, The first mail under the new arrangement came in last Saturday and
was comprised of two large bags.
The   Hall's   Mines   Co. have  dis-1
charged a portion of then' staff, because of insufficient storage room.
O. G-. Dennis, assessor and collector
for West Kootenay, announces that
all taxes must be paid him by June
30- .       ■.'"■■'>."■ '■d.'d'-:.
When in Kaslo stop at the Great
Northern Hotel. Rates, reasonable.
Headquarters for Hudson Bay Co.'s
goods. . f
Upwards of 40 ore teams have been
thrown out of work by the partial
shutting down of the mines in the
Slocan.
Hugh Mann recently lost a fine bay
team, valued at $450. They were
carried over a precipice while raw-
hiding ore.,
Ed. Thomas brought his team over
from Kaslo last Thursday, having
been hauling ore for some time. He
is now freighting to Slocan lake.
J. W&lsli purposes leaving this district in the spring, having secured
a mail contract on,.-the croute of the
proposed Nicola Valley Railroad.
F. Bourne went up to Revelstoke on
Friday, using a canoe to the head, ofthe lake. W. Tomlinson, of tlie New
Denver branch, is in charge here.
Mr. Shaw, the telegraph operator
here has had a high old time during
the week attending to his wires, which
have been down on both sides of the
town.
The Government has made an appropriation of $1,500 for the building
of trails in Fire Valley, and also for
the continuation of the wharf at 'that
place into deep water.
Sunday the snowfall was very
heavy, being upwards of a foot, while
at tlie Half Way House it fell to the
depth of two feet. Tuesday it rained
almost making the roads impassable.
Capt. McMorris, late purser on the
Nelson, has purchased tlie Kaslo Examiner of C. Coy. He promises to
completely renovate that sheet, and
introduce many much-needed improvements.
A rnajoritv ofthe mines in the Slocan are shutting down, because of
the low price of silver, the smelting
companies refusing to guarantee any
returns for less than three months.
This has thrown many men out of
work for a short time.
,C2»rn a
'-:. •<    a   5-'*; "•
•ni&jA&m    «,4ur     au_tx<«_!
jsjrpm^xf'T:
-OF-
Opposite      --      Prospect House.
FIRST CLASS WORK GUARANTEED
E. J. WINYARD,
Proprietor.
AND
—FOR THE
1L.4
NDiTUfcES
Tj
W'
„1
JL<
PHILO & Co
9J$
UP TO DECEMBER 31st, 1893.
RECEIPTS.
"Leaders,
u
A
O.K.s," and
LL
Terminals.
ii
Factory and Salesroom :
522,
VANCOUVER,
ST.,
B.C,
By Government cheque for
Stationery, etc. ......... ;.    $40.; 00
Total.... a. ......V..V. ....    $40 00
expenditures:
F. W. Jordan & Co., stat'n'v. "$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.. a. .....;. 7 10
Total.... a... .. .......... $40 00
D. A. MCDOUGALD,
Chairman.
W. C. MUIRHEAD,
Secretarv.
"if
Audited this 1st day of January, 1894, and found correct.
, 'd.p'-.dd'.X 'THOS. ABRIEL.
Auditor.
STATE
—OF-
•
©
e
©
GENERAL   MERCHANTS
—OF THE-^
c
RECEIPTS.
AND
REVEL
vsarvm
DEALERS   IN
EXPENDITURES.
Local subscriptions....
Proceeds of concert...
" of ball.. .■.";".".
Return of lumber, etc.
By balance still owing
x otai  .........
°%)
$165 25
46 00
51 15
1 25
11 69
$275 34
Genelle Bros., lumber....... $140 70
J. T. Nault, contract....... 48, 09 ,
making door,. . 2 50
sawdust.... ... 2 50
stove pipe.&cap 75
window sash... 10 00
glass, putty, etc. 7 15
desks & benches 29 25
.   hauling lumber 12 15
F.W.Jordan & Co., hardware 12 99
Bourne Bros., lamp glass.... 60
Cummings <£ Co., stove pipe. 6 75
Expenses to concert.'.:"..... .. 2 00
a
i i
i i
i i
a
i t
$275 34
D. A. McDOUGALD,
Chairman.
W. a : MUIRHEAD,      ,'.
Secretarv.
Audited this 27th day of February, 1894, and found correct.
THOS. ABRIEL,
Auditor.
5LI*
FOSTER   &   WINTER'S HOTEL SLOCAN,' NEW DENVER.
-R, E! S T.A. TJ TZj&.JX T
NEW DENVER,      -      -      -      -      B.C.,
Is one ofthe best in the Slocan district.    Call in.
Accommodations for 100 guests. The
Finest Bar in the Kootenay country. Headquarters for capitalists, speculators and miners.
GETHING & HENDERSON. Props.

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