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Vol. 1. No. 25.
NAKUSP, B. C, MARCH 22,^ 1894.
Price Ten Cents.
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Front Street, West,
Kaslo; B.C.,
The Largest and Most Complete Stock in the Kootenay
Country. ■'
DRY GOODS,      OENTS' FURNISHINGS,
HOUSE FURNISHINGS, CLOTHING,
carpets;/ boots & shoes.
NAKUSP, B.C.
Corning & Rodd, Prop.
The bar is stocked ?with the finest
brands of wines, liquors
and cigars.
A
SPOKANE   TO KOBSON.
Railway  Enterprise  That   Will
G-reatly Benefit Nakusp.
Hotel
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This hotel  is   situated   near   the
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dation for the travelling public.
IJ; 8. THOMAS, Prop.
ay".; House.
SUMMIT LAKE, B. C.
Good accommodations for travellers.
The bar is supplied with a good
stock of Wines, Liquors
and Cigars, a
RISDALE  &  McKAY,   Proprietors.
NAKUSP, B. C.
ROBT. MADDEN, Prop.
Beautifully situated on the Lako shore at the entrance to the hast 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 of wines
iquors and cigars. The accommodations of the
Hotel are 'tho. be-t.
Arrangements have been made by
the C.P; R. whereby the gap at present existing between the terminii of
of the C.&K.E., at Nelson, and the.
N.& Ft.S.li., at Five-mile point, a
distance of. five miles, shallbe built
as-early as possible this spring. When
the, connection between the two roads
Las been made, trains will, be run
direct'from Spokane to Robson. There
the steamers of the C.&.K.S.N.Co.
will meet the trains, and make connection with the N.& S.R., *at this
point, and the main line of the C. P. R,
at Revelstoke.
This arrangement is of considerable moment to ..Nakusp, as all passengers and "'freight to anql from ..,Bear
Lake, Three Forks, New Denver,
and other interior points, and the
United States must be ;\ transferred
from traiit to steamer here. Added
to this is the fact that the larger portion of the output of the mines in the
Slocan country will travel thisw.iy
to the smelters, rendering the w.v of
the tortuous wagon road to Ka<4;> i.f
none effect, as tlie new route will i\f-
Jprd__a^.nrucji^uicker. and. cHy.u,[er
means of transportation. The "riw
miles spoken «of above can.; be constructed in a few weeks, so that by
the time the Nakusp & Slocan Railway is in running order, direct com
munication canlpe had with Spokane.
This will certainly cause a great increase in the volume of business done
here and the citizens generally will
reap the benefit of the increased passenger and freight traffic.
No secret is. made of the fact that
the five mile section to be built at
Nelson is part of the proposed and
much talked of Crow's Nest Pass
railroad, and will be utilized as such
by the C.P.R. Contracts have been
entered into for the construction of
the Crow's Nest Pass Railway, work
to commence on the eastern face of
the pass. Operations will begi n early
next month and the work hurried on
as quickly as possible. The distance
from the pass to Nelson is estimated
at a little over 300 miles, and it will
take fully two years to complete the
contract.
To make the link complete the C.
&K.R. would undoubtedly he utilized to Slocan Crossing, and the link
between the terminus of the N. & S.
R. and the Crossing built, following
the course of the Slocan creek to Slocan Lake, surveys of which were
made last vear. Then with the con-
tinuance of   the Nakusp & Slocan j
Railway to tlie head of Arrow Lake,
there connecting with the Revelstoke
& Arrow Lake road, the system would
be complete. And tha.t is tlie manner in which the C.P.R.'s great cutoff will be made, so local railway
men assert. So let it be,J'orlt means
eventually the upbuilding of this
place and the extension of its business
circles.. . ' '■.; ,'„
A Word to Correspondents.
LOCAL ASSAYS.
A communication was addressed to
The Ledge this week by a Three
Forks subscriber, complaining of the
unsatisfactory treatment > accorded
shippers at the Kaslo steamboat
wharf. While this paper gladly welcomes contributions to its columns, it
cannot permit of its bein.?; made the
receptacle of unpleasant personalities,
and for that reason the insertion of
the said letter is politely declined.
No greater mistake can. be made by
a paper than to permit of,its space being utilized for the too often petty and
childish complainings of some one
subscriber—the party in question,
however, appears to have had grounds
for his feelings—and it is this evil
that The Ledge will ever strive to
■ i void.
A  Sign ot  Spring.
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The   Ledge   feels   positive  that
spring is nigh, because of the receipt
by a recent mail of the appended
poetical effusion.    This literary gem,,
though perhaps somewhat delicate in
construction and devoid ofthe polish
ed rhythm of Tennyson, Longfellow
& Co., nevertheless  has a ^peculiar
charm of its own.    Nor is it supposed
to be entirely lacking in pointedness
—a fact the average reader will possess himself of by careful study:
the place that once wa s nelson. •
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Nelson's cheap editor, with his vrohdrous pen of
.' steel, '■■■''■'■.
Discusses the tail end of finance with acrimony
and zeal;
And.al.io tilings in genera!, with some asperity,
Which really doe.* not.enhance his doubtful 'pros
perity.
At other times he'll stnr.t, and r.-iii't, and >m< rtiir.fi
cave, .      ,
And try and make people believe, he's wonderfully
brave.  ■
But ii(7w he's as silent as ilie grave about electric.
lights.- •'■•■.'".'.■
As lie observes  the iron   highway   curving  on
Joshua. Heights.
He's a* reticent as a mummy ;i.l»n:t lead ore and
iron pyrites.
And lie leave* u< in tlie distance to moulder and to
freeze.
Nelson V brainy men, however, are i ushers from
the word g>>.
For, in his Seattle interview. Jowett told them it
W.I-' so.'
But John is as. mum'as a  tomb .-tone .\bout low
grade ore
Near a place called Nel-'in. but 'now is known no
more.
CAMFEIxDOWN.
Vv" .isor.. li.C >.i r •!; A;A. :X.>x *
■ W    Simpson, of Bear Lake, is in
town on his way to Kamloops.
Considerable activity is noticeable
amOng tlie mines on Trail preek.
Contractor Hastings is making gord
headway with the wharf at..--Wilson
Creek townsite.
The town has been quite animated
of late, tlie spring passenger "traffic
having opened up.
The Arrow is making semi-weekly
trips to the head of the lake at' present. 'She'is-'doing a good trade.
;> Kaslo's legal faternity has signed a
round robin refusing to do any work for
the city, because of alleged official
slights.,
'a,The Union Sabbath School has received a donation of 20 Oxford Bibles
from the Upper Canada Bibl e Socicty,
Toronto.
Ii. Hiibbard, one of Kaslo's pion eer
assayers, came in Tuesday from the
Noble Five mine, where lie has been
engaged for some time. He is on his
way to th e Fairvie w m in ing ca i up.
Messrs.Bigelow,Lemon, and Hume,
Nelson's mercantile princes, last week
received from the Dominion Onstoms
Department the sum of 87,500. as a
rebate on the big sum extracted from
them-'in the "Customs' round-up of
Kootenay Lake merchants, some 18
months ago.
! Chief Engineer McMillan, of the K.
& S.R., has returned to Kaslo from
the coast. He asserts that money is
forthcoming for the immediate construction of the road, and as an evidence ofthe fact has ordered the bri-
dgemen to resume their labors. In
the meantime the business men will
not rebuild their burned stores until
some more definite promise has been
made by the company.
With the opening of navigation on
the Columbia; the various vessels ofthe
C.&KS.N.Co.'s fleet will be put into
service,their heaviest work being the
freighting of suppl ies for the rail way.
Once tlie irons and railway outfit generally lias been brought down it is
said tlie boats will all be tied up with
the exception ofthe Columbia, which
will continue to ply from Halls Landing to Trail Creek or-Robson."
The report ofthe Minister of Mines
for the province for the past voa.r has
just been issued, and it affords a mass
of interesting and valuable (!-!>a that
is certain to greatly.benefit t'.w. country. West Kootenay comes in for a
large share of attention, eav:i prominent mine being described, the out.
put of ore detailed and a bru-f history
ofthe district outlined. Th- coal industry is also elaborately written up. -^'■v^grtf^f ""Ty'iT""-'
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CROWDS NEST PASS ROAD;
Nakusp  Will   Undoubtedly  be   on
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a  the Main Line.
A Victoria dispatch to the Spokane
Review says negotiations are pending between JD. C. Corbin, president
of the Spokane Falls & Northern Railroad Company, and W. C. Van Home,
president of the C. P. R., by which it
is believed the former road will be
taken in charge by the C. P. R. by
May or June of this year and opera
ted as a part of that great road.
Authority for this statement is a C.
P. R. official, who mentioned it during a confidential chat with a well
known member of the B. C. government. The reporter for the Review
had along chat with the gentleman
recently and there, is little doubt
of its correctness.
'The fact is,"saidthe railroad man
referred to, "the C. P. R. for some
time has had its eye,on the S. F. & N.
road as a necessary branch to an important freight field, and recently has
"aided Mr. Corbin in every possible
way to extend his road. The higher
officials of the OP. R. have studied
the problem of mountain travel and
the necessity for a more favorable
route and increased feeders for many
years, and it is only now getting in a
position to put its plans into execution.
As to the present status of the deal,
; however, I am not able to give you,
for I believe President: Van Home
and President Corbin are the only
men who know exactly what is going
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<Tou speak of the C. P. R. having
aided Mr. Corbin. What do ' you
mean by that?"
..' 'Simply this: the Spokane road is
an independent organization. It is
the only road running out of Spokane
not owned and operated by'a transcontinental railroad. When it was
built it ran from Spokane into a thinly settled section of the state. The
territory headed for with its extension
is ricll in minerals, . but the mines
were undeveloped and there was no
prospect of any great freight or pass
enger business, except as it might be
developed in the future. Mr. Corbin
is a man of means, but not a millionaire, and he had to look somewhere
for financial strength. It is reasonable to think that the C. P. R. was
consulted in this matter and it found
the scheme an acceptable one, and
withdrew its opposition. The C. P.
R, had at that time in contemplation
a cut-off or shorter route for its main
line, in which it would cross the
Rocky mountains at Crow's Nest pass
and skirt the state of Washington in
making a line for the coast, joining
the old road at Hope, B. C, on Fraser
river. The S. F. & N. road was built
to a point near the B. C. line and there
rested until it was decided to build
the C. P. R. cut-off. Then the Spokane
road decided to push the line on to
Nelson,'- and the C P. R. gave it
hearty support. If it had not been
so the Spokane road could never have
secured a charter for the Nelson &
Fort Sheppard road, which is the
Spokane Falls & Northern's B. C. extension, and I have every reason to
believe that the C. P. R. aided with
funds as well as legislation.
"About the time -that .the Spokane
road was pushing its line into B. C.
the C. P. R. wais doing equally good
work just east of the Rocky mountains
in taking the narrow guage from Dim-
more to Lethbridge and changing it
into a standard gauge. This gave it
connection with the Great Falls &
Canada running from Lethbridge to
Great Falls, Mont. From Lethbridge
surveys were run on to Fort McLeod,
to connect with the branch running
from Fort McLeod, through Calgary,
on the old 0. P. R. line to Edmonton.
The work kept more secret was the
running of surveys through Crow's
Nest pass to Nelson, and then by a
detour to Slocan Lake arid Nakusp.
I believe that now surveys are being
made from Nakusp to Revelstoke,
and as soon as this line can built it
will be operated.
"But I forgot to make my connection with the Spokane road. It now
runs into Nelson, and wlien the C. P.
line is completed from Fort McLeod
to Nelson it is intended to use the
Spokane read arid operate it as Canadian Pacific property."
' "Will it be. by purchase ?'
"I belieVe riot; that is a matter
very littfe known about, but my
best in formation |s that the Canadian
Pacific will take the road under a
long lease—that is, the part in Washington—and operate it as its own,
making returns of actual profits to the
stockholders. As to the Nelson & Ft.
Sheppard, the Canadian,, Pacific will
purchase that and use it ar. its main
line when the cut-off line to the coast
is built."
"Is it conteiriplated to go on with
that?"
"Oh, yes; and it will open up the
Okanagan mining country as it goes.
So vou see the Canadian Pacific is
fortifying itself with strong freighi;-
producing branch lines."
"Have you any idea when the
Crow's Nest Pass line will be commenced?"
4 This spring work will be started,
I believe as soon as the weather is fit.
The deal with Mr. Corbin will be
closed shortly—in four or six weeks
at most—and next year regular Canadian Pacific trains will be running
into Spokane."
The gentleman requested that his
name be not mentioned,, as, while
there was no real harm in talking, it-
would be the strictly proper thing for
President Van Home to be allowed
to talk for himself.
Wm. Hunter.
W C. McKinnon.
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New Denver and Silverton;
DEALERS M GENERAL MERCHANDISE.
All kinds of Miners7 supplies kept constantly in stock.
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daily
spiciest journal on -tlie. Pacific
"" for a sample copy-
be promptly sent to
When in Kaslo stop at the Great
Northern Hotel. Rates reasonable.
Headquarters for Hudson Bay Co.'s
o'oocls.
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f B.  C. NICEi_L FIELDB.
Promising Mines in the Neigkbor-
"Xd      hood ofJ&issioii City.        -:
Once more the nickel mines within
two miles of Mission City have begun
to be operated, says the News. . So
much work must bedone every y ear.
Last year much more work was done
than the law required. The owners
paid no attention to the limited demand of the law, but worked on until
they had used all the money in their
possession, and now they have started operations, again just as soon as
the weather has been in any way favorable.
There are three men now engaged
in the mines,: Messrs. Wright, Elliot
and Esplin. The latter has.been engaged in the place of Mr. Lane, who
is One of the shareholders and engaged elsewhere just at the present time.
Mr. .H. Ross of this, city- who went out
to the mines las" Tuesday, was interviewed by a representative of the
News regarding the prospects and
quality of <■ the mines. Mr. Ross
brought some s irnples of ore in tho
same day. He stated that the depth
of the shaft is now fifty feet, and that
within the last few days it has gone
through some material changes. The
ore is now of a much finer grade than
before. The assays of nickel last summer amounted to forty-five, and add
to that the strong indications of increased gold quartz and cobalt, and
you have something worth working
/for:;'  . ;.-..'    v:'.."-"a;""V
1 'The boys are rushing the work
with all their might this season," says
Mr. Ross.". ' 'It, needs more capital
than they ha ve to'develope it rapidly-
One hundred men could be employed in the mines when they are opened up" a little more."  .'   yyt
There is no question but what the
mines, are equal to any claims that
have been made, and that the future
will demonstrate it. Mr. Ross felt
very, sanguine over the prospects
ahead of it, and wished that it could
be push fed ahead a little faster, although the men have done well considering the limited funds at hand.
"^HivHOLDICH;
Of Swansea ana v'vlgan,
Analytical Chemist and Assayer.
The bides.", and most experienced
Assay er in the Province.
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ESTATE,
"Wholesale Dealers in Oranges, Lemons^ Apples, Bananas,
and all kinds of Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, -Butter, Eggs,
Nuts, Candy, Cigars, Etc.    The largest Shippers in" the
..-Northwest.'-  ■'■'..'.■-•-■/■'■'  py'..y'p*   -"
518 and 520 First aYeiiue, Spokane, WasL
JLJLa*
ootenay    take    £
The proprietor has on haiid
,     In lengths of from 12 to 50 feet.    Any kind
of bill stuff can be cut at short notice.
,000,000 FT. ROUGH L0SVSBER; 500,000 FT. DRESSED LUMBER
; Shingles, Laths, Mouldings, Turned Posts and
Ballasters, Brackets. Etc. Two Carloads
Sash and Doors; Two. Carloads Dry Fir
Clear Flooring, 4in.; Que Carload Dry Fir
Clear Ceiling; 4 Carloads' of - Clear .Cedar,
for Finish.; One Carload Glass, Paints, Oils,
etc., including Fancy Grlass,Wood Stains, etc.
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NSURANCE
REVELSTOKE,
B. G.
ilue Ridge Hotel
10 MILES FROM KASLO.
Accommodations for travellers. Good
stables. The bar is stocked with
choice' liquors and cigars. Pack
train in connection with the house.
Goods Aiken to any part of the
mountains,
Mcdonald bros., Props,
GIVEN TO THE: SALE
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If   you   have   Money   and
want to   meet   Monied
Men stop at the
ewmarket,
NEW DENVER, B. C.
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FINANCIER.
tfaBSCimjTJONr RATES:   '.
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SHRffiM.^iUS .. .... ...... ".-. ..........  1.00:
Advc.'iirln^ nuc^furiii'ho.'l uu a;>/ii('r.tion.
TO CONTEjnjTOKR.
'dprrev)OT!(.lciico irom every yartot t.JCs Kootsn'ay
Didtril't. and  coinrmnneatiiwi.-;   :i>>o"   live ■toj.ies'
alv.\iys ra'ee^t.-.lm.:.    WrlUvon both &d?.* of lUe [
i4it];er if you w: •:.   Alwr. rs,'?v,nd something good,,
noniatter liow eiTi'lo;   G<-i. your co,>y 1:1 while it
s hot. and we \vtil do the rust.
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THURSDAY, MAECH 22, 1894
K, H3 S T A. XT £2, _f_.XsT T
NEW DENVER,
B.C.,
enoy nythe citizens of'Nakusp: and FOSTER & WINTER'S]
others in the abused section, however
much if; may serve to excite the silly
adulations of tlie northerners. It
would have looked a great deal bet
ter and have served the same purposes .-to 'halve left the district even as
aHirst divided.
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Lord Tweedmouth, father of Lady
Aberdeen, wife of our illustrious Gov-
ernor-GeneraJ, died very suddenly
in England a few days ago. The bereaved lady has the sympathy of all
Canadians in her'great-sorrow.
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mains
Is one of the best; in the Slocan district.   Call in.
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JS   KOOTJSSAY;
:■ A complete liistory of tlie Kootenay
.country, from tho 'earliest- elays to the
presei; t time, In being' compiled by R. T.
LiOWQry. Experienced mon witii valua»
ble -information would.coafor a favor
hy sendhig tliciv address to tills oflice.
The,-Bland' Seigniorage Bill has
passed the American Senate. Silver
advocates will find considerable comfort from the fact; and while the bill
will pro vide'but. a temporary relief, to"
the depression in the markets for the
white metal, still its adoption is a
striking- indication of, the growth of
bi-metallism in the Eepublic during*
the past few; months.
STILL MOILS
SLIOIITGL
Verily the Government have an
unique,;way of equalizing the voting
strength of. West Kootenay. The Ke-
distribution Bill,' when first brought
down, stipulated, that the district
should be divide d. into two riding's,
the dividing- line running- parallel
with this town. By this adjustment
we were placed in the Revelstoke division, while' New Denver and other
interior places went into the south.
Apparently this did not satisfy J. M.
Kellie, M.P.P., who, acting- upon the
assertion that the Nelson division had
still too many votes, prevailed upon
the Government to make a more
sweeping- change in the boundary
lines.
'The! .'first- arrangement  was  bad
enough, but the second  presents  a
hacked, but withal ludicrous,.appearand. As the amended bill now reads
-.the. whole-country  tributary to the
Columbia river, from Canoe Creek to
the international border, is to be designated as the ;-Revelstoke division,
thus including Trail Creek, Robson,
and Fire  Valley..   "Let  'er Flicker"
must surely feel proud ot his diplomacy, tact and judgment in so success-
■fullv carving out a veritable "shoestring" borough, in  comparison with
which the worst gerrymandered constituency in Sir Oliver Mowat's domain pales into insignificance.
From Nakusp south, as we had occasion once before to remark, the interests of the settlers are antagonistic
to those of the Revelstoke people; or,
at least they have nothing in common
one with the other.    But this action ot
the Government, though admittedly
equalizing the voting strength of the
district somewhat more fairly, is not
viewed wich any degree of complac-
Once more the . Houstonian syndicate will have to change the plans for
their 'great- political convention to be
held next month, by reason of the recent alteration in the boundaries of
the two ridings. A general redistribution of the delegates is thus a second
time necessitated. The execrations
that will be heaped upon the devoted
heads of the. Government wrill of a
verity be loud and deep. What sins
J. M. will have to answer for!
An agreement has been entered
into by the Dominion Government
with James Huddart, manager of the
Canadian-Australian line of boats,
whereby a system of fast steamers
shall be established betwreen Canada
and England by the summer of 1895,
th e con tract to be good for 10 years.
The annual subsidy is to be $750,000,
and the vessels must be capable of
making at the least 20 knots per
hour.
It would seem that Nakusp is to receive the go-bye from the postal au-
thor 1 ties in the future, for they appear determined to make Kaslo the
distributing point for the mail to the
mining camps instead'of this place.
As an evidence of this it is but necessary to refer to the tenders at present
being solicited for the carrying ofthe
mails tri-weekly between Kaslo and
New Denver for the next four years.
This action on *he part of the authorities is about as absurd and inexplicable as the previous policy pursued
by them in the district.    With  the
completion of the Nakusp & Slocan
Railway to Three Forks, an avenue
of communication to the interior will
be established, at once more economical and decidedly quicker.    Nakusp
is without doubt the natural distributing centre for the Slocan, both for
Canadian and American mail/ and it
is-sincerely to be hoped tlie authorities -will bear this in mind and act oc-
corclingly.
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,. ; |¥AVING been appoint-
: $i ed agent/for a large
wholesale tailoring establishment in Eastern Cana-
:   da,I beg leave tostatethat
£ am prepared to take orders for clothing from all
persons/so desiring.     All
goods guaranteed to be of
.the best quality.     Prices
extremely reasonable.    A
perfect lit promised oi* no
a pay.     See   my   Samples,
which ha,ve just arrived,/
'NAKUSP. B. G
G; M; SPENCER,
irnrg;
SLOCAN AVE./ - /NAKCJSP. B.C.
cJ'..
Proprietor.
The bar is stocked with tlie finest
brands of wines  liquors and cigars.
EELAND
U
E
NAKUSP. B. C.
Proprietor,   ■
Choice    location  and   com
mands a beautiful view
of the surrounding
country.
mg on
The Bar is supplied witti the
best brands of all kinds of
wines, liquors and cigars.
onday,-. Dee
or t
d^y,
T
Proprietor.
The Dining Room is supplied
with all the delicacies of
the season.
Charges Moderate.
? A Call Solicited.
Slocan Ave. 5
T
GROCERIES and PROVISIONS at very low prices
FRESH CANNED GOODS always in stock.
A full assortment of Choice CIGARS and TOBACCOS. NEW DENVER NUGGETS.
Lumber costs money. See Clar-
; ence. .'  . , ■:■;,.■ - -
S. M. Wharton .will Open*a livery
stable here.
W. Parker has gone to Nakusp on
a business trip.
Michael Grady returned from the
east on Monday.
Snowslides are becoming more numerous and the noise they make is
occasionally heard in the city.
S. M. Wharton has gone to Spok-
• ane, no doubt to expatiate on the
many advantages Denver offers as a-
business centre.
The entertainment in Aylwin's
hall on Friday evening was a great
success. It is surprising the amount
of dramatic ability that exists here.
Monday last a prospector killed a
deer out of a trio that was swimming
across the lake by rowing alongside
and cutting its throat with a pocket
knife.
George Hughes was in town recently looking for a place to store feed for
hir> horses. He will likely store his
ore here until it can be shipped out
by rail.
Seven men are getting out logs for
the new wharf Its location is not
liked by many people, but the Government cannot afford to build one in
front of each man's property.
The inhabitants are divided into
rival factions over the new. wharf.
Last Monday a number ofthe inhabi-
tants met at the Newmarket and resolved to petition the Government to
utilize the money appropriated for
the wharf for the purpose of keeping
the wagon road in repair in the
spring. Next morning the advocates
of the wharf met at the Bolander
House and formulated a long despatch to tlie authorities, praying that
the proposed' improvement be proceeded with. Neither accomplished
anything.
Three Forks is Free.
William Glynn, of Seattle, returned
home on the Kingston from Victoria
the other morning. He is the manager ofthe syndicate which owned
the mineral claim on the townsite of
Three Forks and had a protest in
against the, owners of the townsite getting a crown grant. Mr. Glynn disposed of his property to the townsite
people and the protest has been withdrawn.
Steamboat Matters.
F. Bell, who has been for some time
employed'on one of the boats on Lake
Coeur d'Aiene, will have charge of
the engines on the steamer Columbia
this season.—Capt. W. E. Nesbitt is
at North port awaiting the opening of
navigation' to assume charge of the
Columbia. —Capt. Gore is rapidly recovering his health and should he return'to this country he will command
the Columbia^ Captain Nesbitt taking-
charge of the Lytton.
In Honor of St. Patrick.
Tlie admirers of St. Patrick, the
favorite saint of all good Irishmen and
the guardian of the green, assembled
in full force at the Leland House on
Friday night last, and participated in
a dance which proved to be thoroughly enjoyable. The ball room was
nicely filled and everyone appeared
to have had a good time. Refreshments in liberal quantities were circulated at midnight, followed by a
short programme of vocal music by the
talented artists, Messrs. Sampson and
McDougald. The affair broke up in the
early morn.
Snowslides are of daily occurrence
in the hills, but no damage is reported.
Rev. Jas. Turner will hold divine
service in the schoolhouse this evening at 8 o'clock.
George Hughes is said to have
made $30,000 this past winter with
his pack animals.
A. H. B. Cochrane, A. Dick, and
F. Bourne left in a canoe on Wednesday for the Hot Springs.
M. Mclnnes, of. Calgary, who recently brought in a consignment of
cattle, departed for home Monday,
to return with another shipment next
month. His firm will supply this
town and West Kootenay generally
almost exclusively with beef this
summer.
ANNOUNCEMENT.
For Member of the ^Legislative Assent! y
West Kooteuay Electoral  District.
THE undersigned, announces himself as a candidate for member of the Legislative Assembly
from West Kootenay District, subject to the action of the convention to be held at Nelson on
April 12th, 1894.
J. FRED HUME.
Nelson, January 10th, 1894.
o
BEAR LAKE, B. C.
Everything new about the house except the whisky and landlord.
Everybody gets a hearty
welcome and plenty
to eat.
Gorman West,      -     -    Proprietor.
THE   STEAMER
G. L. EST A BROOKS,
MASTER,
I EAVES New Denver every day excest Sunday
J ioi- Four Mile City, at 7 a.m., and for Bonanza
Citv, at s n.m. Returning. *.he '■tearne'- leaves
Bonanza City for New Denver at, 3 p.m. the same
day.
Slocan Tkading & Navigation Co., (Ltd.)
W. C. McKfNNOX.
QC
VANCOUVER,
B.C.
Commission Merchants
& Wholesale Importers
-OF-
Z?o
uors, and Cigars.
STOVES!    STOVES!    STOVES!
;      Tinware and Hardware by the Carload.
Groceries, Provisions, Flour & Feed
Stocked Regularly from the East-
Dry Goods, Clothing, Rigby Waterproofs, Gents' Furnishings, Gentlemen's, Ladies' and Children's
Boots, Shoes, and Rubber
"Goods.' "■.."•
c In   all   the   Latest  Fashions.
tfciTimm^ mB&wJLnanMaSmSm ^ta#
REVELSTOKE,
9\Jm
SjP,__'._JB. cl
GEBERAL MEBGHAHTS,
: O :
DRY GOODS  DEPT.
Underwear. Hosi ery,
Mens' Furnishings,
Mens' Ready-Made
Clothing,
Gloves, Ribbons. Silks,
Satins, Cashmeres,
Melton & Serge Cloths,
Carpets, Blinds, Cottons, Hats and Caps,
House & Tabic Linens,
Boots and Shoes.
OTJP2. LIST■:/-."/.
GROCERY DEPT.   I HARDWARE DEPT.
Hungarian Flour,
Sugars, Bacon, Hams
Coffees, Teas. Spices,
Jams,   Pickles, Oatmeal, Biscuits,
Canned Vegetables,
Canned Fruits,
-    Dried    Fruits,   and
Syrups,
Fancy Toilet Soaps,
Cigars and Tobaccos,
Grindstones '.& Fixtures
Crosscut '& Rip Saws,
Axes and Handles,
Nails, Screws, Bolts,
Round, Fld%Square Iron
Oils,   Paints,   Glass,
Horse Shoes and Nails,
Cutlery,
Glassware,
. Crockery,
Stationery.
■O :
Miners'can get a complete outfit here.
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With the completion,  of '/the. Nakusp &■ Slocan-' KailroaA
ore 'will-'foe 'brought .-to' Nakusp 'from, the rich '"mines of the Sloes
steamer.. for Revelstoke. ■'
Gold and Silver. Ledges . have been  discovered within thr
■.■■/. The-town/already contains". Six Hotels, Several Dwelling H
with a capacity off 3O.OOOa feet per diem, a 'substantial Wharf, "Wa:
p. and .many oilier buildings... ' ■.■ • "
o.usands •; of tons; of
, and'loaded -rth. the,.
miles.. of Nakusp.
s, 'Stores,-'; Sawmill,-
•rehouses,-.'"Hlack-smith
i»     ■;{
x ,xxsnz \XfA.-i .-~ BIG BEND COUNTRY.
Gold Being Taken Out in Constantly
Increasing Quantities.
According to the Eevelstoke Star
0. B. Williams and X W. McCreary
arrived in that town a few days ago
from the Big Bend country, having
made the CO odd miles on snow shoes
in three days. They have taken out
considerably more than $6,000 in gold
from the Consolation mine during the
winter, the ■ resn! t of four iiien?s work.
This little sum , for four men, while
practically only putting the mine in
a position to be worked on a large
scale, speaks well for French Creek.
The Consolation is a ' 'deep diggins"
drift placer mine. It was first worked
by several srmi li companies. A series
of bed rock shales were sunk, gravel
hoisted out by a windlass, and the
water kept by pumps. As the space
widened from the bottom of these
shafts, the inflow: of water became too
great, and the diggings were abandoned. The claims were considered
rich and the i ay good,- even against
such difficulties as the old shaftsmen
had to contend.    '
GET YOUR-a.-
WASHING DONE
—AT—
The present -'company secured a
lease of three quarters of a mile of the j ver all the mining men are1 talking
creek bed from the Government and j Cariboo."
proceeded to tap the old workings by
a 600 feet drain tunnel. This, with
some other development work, has
been under way during the winter,
with the result that the mine is in
first-cla&s wo iking' condition. It is
well drained and the pay streak is 25
feet wide, and with three shifts can
easily work 30 or 40men. By actual
test the gravel through the pay streak
averages f 15 per man a day, and as
there are vet some 3,500 feet still untouched, the owners can well be enthusiastic over their prospects.
About a quarter of a mile below
the Consolation the, Vandall people
have struck a bonanza. / Here they
have a tunnel into the bench, and
have struck the rim rock of an old
channel. How much they have taken
out so far is unknown to Messrs. Williams and McCreary. Williams went
into the tunnel the day he left, and
the owners, as an illustration of the
mine's wealth, cleaned up about $100
worth of the bedrock while Williams
was standing in the drift.
The other companies on French
Creek M\& not as yet reached bed
rock. The Selkirk , people, on the
Summit of Mc(5ulibch creek, are still
drifting, and as a change has been
made in the ownership of part of the
mine;'it is expected that matters will
progress .n^or/e..rapidl3^Vv;A^considera-
ble number of miners and prospectors
will leave for the'Bend as soon as
possible.
-«»-
Eailway to Cariboo.
The Canadian Paciiic people seem
to be in a constructive mood this year.
FREDERICK & MATTHEWS'
' ££.A.£3IL05
When you come in from the mountains of the
Slocan country.
HORACE W. BUCKE
LAV/ AND CONVEYANCING
OFFICE,
Buchanan Bl'lcKaslo.B.C.
ROBSON   HOTEL, :
ROBSON, B. C.
This hotel is the best in town, and
has ample accommodation for travellers. The bar is supplied with
wines, liquors and cigars.
LOUIS LEVESQUE.
NEELAOT)$ .■■'■/BROS. i.
NELSON, B.C.,
ers
Keep a large quantity of Architypes
and Steel Engravings in stock.
Pictures framed to order.
BONANZA CITY HOTEL;
l        /  / SLOCAN  LAKE. <;
Plenty of accommodations for travellers.   Good beds and good meals
Bar stocked with wines, liquors and
cigars.
For some time it has been an accept,
ed fact that the Nakusp & Slocan line
is to be completed just as quickly as
possible, while an extension down the
Slocan river, to connect with the Columbia & Kootenay road, will be constructed in due time.    Now it is announced that a branch is to be built
into the centre of the Cariboo district
this  year.    J.   J.   Fiddler,   who  is
identified with the Northern Pacific
system, has recently returned to Spokane from Vancouver, and   he   believes there can be no doubt about
the building of the road.
' 'The C. P. R is determined to open
itp the Cariboo country," remarked
Mr. Riddell. ' 'They have long known
the richness of its mines and they
know that the gold already taken
out is but a handful compared with
what remains. But the rock can not
be handled without machinery and
the mines are undeveloped for want
of a railway. Now the company has
decided to build, and has already let
the contract for the first 50 miles of
grade to Mr. Keefer, a well known
railroad builder, who will begin
work this spring. Naturally there is
a g'reat rush of prospectors into the
country before the railroad can have
an opportunity to £'et in.    At Vancou-
John Madden, Prop.
DOCTOR
J. KB. ROGERS,
KASLO, B. C.
Graduate of Trinity University, To-
rontp.   Member of college Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario.
pd
KASLO CITY,
B.C.
The only practical Watchmaker in
the Kpotenay; District. Orders by
mail receive ."prompt- attention.
HE WORK GUi EANTEEI).
KASLO, B. C,
Is open night and day and supplies
its patrons with everything in the
market.   Call in.
GEO. PAQUIN,
Proprietor.
a     'KASLO & NEW DENVER     t
MAIL STAGE AND FREIGHT LINE.
Stages leave Kaslo daily at 8 a,m:
for New Denver. Returning will
leave New Denver for Kaslo at
same hour.
Satisfaction is  Guaranteed.
A. J. SCOTT,
1 '      ,.; Manager.
ERCHANT
TAILOR,
. Uw -ft ■ i '.'■-• -
9
B.C.
A.COOPER ABBS
ATTORNEY ' "■.
SOLICITOR,
CONVEYANCER,
ETC., ETC.
Special;Attention to Mining-
Interests. ,
office:—
FRONT ST.,    KASLO, B.C.
Over Byer's Hardware Store.
(LIMITED.)
WINTER SCHEDULE,
(KOOTENAY LAKE,)
Going; into effect on January 8tb, 1891.
LKAVES NKLSOJA' LEAVES KASLO;
Mondays,         ii ■    a.m. Tuesdays, •  3 a.m.
Wednesdays,   5:40 p.m. Thursdays, 8 a.m.
Thursdays,      »      n.m. Fridays,      S a.m.
Saturdays,     _5:40   p.m. Sundays,    8 a.m.
Passengers from Kaslo, to make close connection -with tlie Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway,
for points .south, should takethe 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 tlie Columbia river.
J. W.TROUP, Manager.
life
RAILWAY.
Nelson & Fort Sheppard
ALL     RAIL    ROUTE     TO    SPOKANE.
The only through route from Nelson, Kaslo,
Kootenay Lake and all Slocan
.'       ■   ■ X ''■■.■ Points.:
Through Trains Semi-Weekly.
Leave 7 ami. NELSON. Arrive 5:40 p.m.
Commencing- January 8th, ,1894. on Tuesdays
and Fridays, trains will run throug-h to Spokane,
arriving at 5:30 p.m., same day. Returning, passengers will leave Spokane at 7 a.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving at Nelson at 5:40 p.
m., same day, making- close" connection with the
steamer Nelson for Kaslo-and all Kootenay lake
points. ,'.'.*
Passengers from Kaslo for Spokane and all intermediate points on the N. & Ft. S. and S. F. &N.
Ry's should take the steamer Nelson, leaving-
Kaslo on Tuesdays and Fridays at 3 a.m.
PACIFIC
RAILWAY.
REVELSTOKE TIME TABLE.
Atlantic Express arrives at lOsOO Daily
Pacific " " 16:55     "
Cheapest, most reliable and safe route to Montreal, Toronto, St. Paul, Chicago, New York,
and Boston. Rates £3 to 810 lower than any othor
route.:   .«:■.'■ i-A.v-
Specially fitted Colonist Cars, in charge of a
porter, for the accommodation of passengers hold'
ing second-class tickets.   ^,. :    .   -.
Passengers booked to and from all European
pointe'atloweSt:ra&es;. •..:    -A^.; ' _A
i , Low freightjjateSjY Quick despatch.   Merchants
will save money by haviug tlieir freight routed via
Uhe C.P.R. A
Full and reliable information given by applying
to
GEO. McL. BROWN,      I. T. BREWSTER,
Asst Gen. Freig-ht Agent,    Local Agent,
Vancouver. Revelstoke. ^~>~MtMat3>MMH£t«*U»&a*.
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uid
Cummings & iaciiaidsoir have pe- j
In
Jameo Bel', of Kaslo, was here
Monday on his" way. to the coast.
P. Bornier left. Monday for Revelstoke, en route to his 'home in, Montana.    . _   'a
R Conway, late oi F. W. Jordan
&■ Co. % goes out to Kamloops in a day
cr two. He will be greatly missed
here.      .
Mr. McGillivary is expected in daily
from the  coast.    Quite a number of
men are awaiting his arrival and the
.payroll will be Ian. e.'
-    Every week Nakusp's contingent of
":■ voters on the .provincial' list is being
increased, tlie number now reaching
close on to a hundred.
Atkins and Humphries;-are, negotiating for , the: purchase of the Reco
mine from Wharton, Harris and Kelly,
The figures are close to $70,003.
■: One hundred and twenty-one tons
^;0f ore were shipped from t he Slocan
district during the week ending
March 9, the total value being .$14, -
-520. ■  . .'.' ■■'_"■■'■
A neat  head board, detailing the
■ aa-e, birth"and death dates of the de-
ceased, was placed on the grave of
■the late ..lames Nicholls last Saturday.
jack Walsh hn.s been carrying big
loads of passengers to and from the
" head of the lake of late.    He-will, discontinue his stage in a day or so because of the bad roads.
An excursion party of about a dozen
of the citizens took in the, Hot Springs
last  'Friday,   per    steamer   Arrow.
They returned  in the early evening
■ reporting a good'time.   ■
Deeds can now be registered for
lots in--the-McGillivray addition to
the New Denver,tOwnsite,the dispute
.   over the ownership of the land having been amicably adjusted.
Contractors Hodgson   and   Keefer
. have 25 men employed in preparing
the grounds oi the Nelson Hydraulic
Co., on Forty-Nine creek, for spring
work. Great headway is being made.
Randall H. Kemp has a comprehensive write-up of the Ainsworth
mining camp in the last issue of tlie
Nelson Tribune. The article is gotten
up in Randy's usual versatile and interesting manner.
•The warm weather- of this week
lias caused the snow to disappear very'
quickly, the earth now showing- in
several places; Open-water .appears
very frequently on tlie lake, but it will
be the first or second week, in April
before the river will be clear of ice.
The Washington mine is working
but .10 men, while an average of four j
find employment in the other.mines \
in the district./ Practically speaking j
everything is at a standstill awaiting J
the completion of the Nakusp &-Slocan kailway, as the present low price
of silver renders the hauling of ore to \~s
Kaslo too expensive.
titioned the authorities for a whole
sale liquor license for this place,
the event of securing" the license, the
firm will' place an order with eastern
parties for three carloads of liquors.
It will necessitate the building of a
large bonded warehouse here, and in
this and other ways will be of benefit
to the town.
£S
\
—OF—
RECEIPTS AND  EXPENDITU
Km
-FOR THE—
<0
lli'CS**?
sf£S~
°y
®?*% "9 °ra _?^y
CT/'pt
Ph
"Leaders,"
..   "O.K.s," and
"Terminals."
UP TO DECEMBER 31st, 1893.
RECEIPTS.
B,y Government cheque for
Stationery, etc. ..........
Tnfnl °
jL \JVCvX. •   -••••••••    •   ***«•    •■••
MO 00
$40 00
EXPENDITURES.
F. W. Jordan'■.& Go., stat'n'y
J. R. Campbell, 4 cords wood.
Ma Butler, teacher's desk...
J, McGee/ lumber for bl'kb'd
Janitor's salary to Dec. 31, '93
Balance on hand.......... .
JL C/udtX • • * •   » .' . • • • •   *•
$13 20
12 00
4 20
1 00
2 50
7 10
$40 00
Factory and Salesroom:
522, CORDOVA
VANCOUVER;".   -    -
i> 0 G.
"%
D. A. McDOUGALD,
Chairman.
W. C. MUIRHEAD,
Secretarv.
Audited this 1st day of January, 1894, and found correct.
THOS. ABRIEL.
Auditor.
STATEMENT
—OF—-     .A A
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GENERAL    MERCHANT!
i
NEWDEMVEF
N'D
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DEALERS   IN
fH
O-roceries
£nr;-«$ Xf
■ft
®
<0
-OF THE-
«
J
RECEIPTS.
Local subscriptions...
Proceeds of concert...
■ "' . of ball...."... .
Return of lumber, etc.
By balance still owing
JL otai.  • •
$165 25
.40 00
51 15
1 25
11 69
,^^
34
EXPENDITURES.
Genelle Bros., lumber....... $140 70
J. T. Nault, contract....... 48 00
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., stovepipe. 6 75
Expenses to concert. ........ 2 00
■   $275 34
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li
11 '
ia
D. A. McDOUGALD,
Chairman.
W. C. MUIRHEAD,
Secretarv.
Audited this 27th day of February, 1894, and found correct.
THOS. ABRIEL,
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A1 *?*/<
and so on,
Auditor.
<H
REVELSTOKE    STATION.
GENERAL1' MERCHANTS,
Wholesale and Retail. Dealers in a
all kinds of Raw Furs. Branch
Store at Trout Lake-
Accommodations for 100 guests. The
Finest Bar in the Kootenay country. Headquarters for capitalists, speculators and miners.
GBTHIN G & HENB'SKSON. Props.

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