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Vol. I. No. 34.
NAKUSP, B.C., MAY 24,  1894.
Price Ten Cents.
Front Street, West,
Kaslo, B.C.,
Tlie Largest and Most Complete Stock in the Kootenay
Corning & Rodd, Props.
The bar is stocked with the finest
brands of wines, liquors
and cigars.
This hotel is situated near the
water front and has every accommodation for the travelling public.
U. S. THOMAS, Prop.
ay louse,
Good accommodations for travellers.
The bar is supplied with a good
stock of Wines, Liquors
and Cigars.
RISD ALE   &   McK AY,   Proprietors.
Beautifully situated on the Lake shore at the entrance to the best and shortest road to the Slocan
mines and New Denver. The best fishing and
hunting in tlie district, with grand boating and
sketching facilities for tourists and artists. The
bar is supplied with the best brands of wines
liquors and cigars. The accommodations of the
Hotel are the best.
Van Home and Party Inspect  the
Nakusp & Slocan Railway.
W. C. Van Home, president of the
C.P.P., and a man talked of everywhere on this continent, was: in Nakusp last week. He was accompanied
by H. Abbott, R. Marpole and several other gentlemen. Van Home is a
very portly gentleman, medium
height and iron-grey whiskers. His
general make-up denotes a powerful
mind, contained in a powerful body
supported by the best diet obtainable
on a $50,000 salary. He has a giant
intellect and understands the railroad
business thoroughly. Upon coming
to Nakusp the party boarded the caboose of the construction train and
went to tlie end of the track on the
N. & S. road. Fiftv minutes were
consumed in the inspection of the
road and then the steamer Columbia
took the party back to Revelstoke.
As Van Home is almost as' important aud busv a man as the ruler of
an empire, it is difficult for a reporter
to interview him with any degree of
success. A personage whose time is
worth $(> an hour (24 hour system),
cannot afford to waste much of it on
the many scribes who throng his
pathway from ocean to, ocean. ,How-
ever The Ledge seldom gets left and
in consequence is enabled to publish
:'the following remarks; of the great
man.' Mr. Van Home said, as he
looked at the news fiend with a complacent railroad smole. ' 'The situation
of Nakusp for a townsite. could not
oiiit me better if I had had it made to
order. I am satisfied with it very
much and the C.P.R. will do all they
can; to make it a prosperous .place'.-:
We are after the trade of the Slocan
and are bound to have it. We will
brook no opposition and allow no
other line to underbid us in carrying
ireight and passengers to and from
the Slocan country. When the Nakusp & Slocan' road is finished and
the ore commences to come out, all
towns on the line, particularly this
one must share in the prosperity that
will follow." '■■■■■""■■
ed. The capital stock of the company
is $500,000 in one dollar shares. Tlie
Company wil 1 handle Kootenay properties, principally in and around
Ainsworth. ':■■
J. W. Haskins Resigns.
An animated caucus of the opponents ofthe Government was held in
Revelstoke on Monday evening last.
There was a large attendance and
the speeches made were decidedly
antagonistic to the Government. The
sensation of the evening was caused
by J. W.Haskins, who, in concluding
his address with the remark that he
was a persecuted man, announced his
withdrawal from the contest for parliamentary honors in this riding in
favor of W. M. Brown. Mr. Brown
has been abiding his opportunity to
make an imposing entrance into the
political arena for some time, and at
length has succeeded. He is undoubtedly, apart from Mr. Kellie, the
strongest candidate in the electorate,
enjoying the friendship of legions of
men in all conditions of life. It is a
great pity to see sucn a good fellow
in the company of Messrs. Beaven,
Cotton, tt al, or at least upholding
their doubtful dogmas.
Nakusp Stands Ready to Welcome
the Multitude.
Roseberry Property All O.K.
More Fresh Capital.
The Canadian Pacific Mining and
Milling Company (foreign), has been
registered under the "Companies'
Act." The head office is at Minneapolis. The objects for which the company" is established are: Mining,
smelting, reducing, refining and
working ores and minerals, and marketing the materials thereby obtain-
Sometime-ago- there -was a report
started in New Denver to the effect
fhat an injunction had been issued
against the townsite of Wilson Creek,
now known as Roseberrv, by R. R
Green, of Kaslo. Upon making enquiries to that gentleman, the following telegram was received:
Kaslo,. B.C.," May 17, 1894.
A. M. Wilson, New Denver,—
Letter of 8th received. Brand all
reports spoken of ' 'false as h—1." Did
not buy any Denver lots. Never intended that I or anyone else had issued an injunction against Wilson
Creek property. Such was . never
thought of. Sale of that property all
in order. Have this inserted paid
matter Denver paper.
R. P. Green.
The editor of the Prospector, deeming the above antagonistic to the interests of his town refused it publica-
Every thing is readiness now for the .
carrying out of the imposing pre*
gramme that has been outlined by
the citizens for the celebration of Her
Majesty's 75th birthday. The various committees appointed have done
their work well, and the scores of'
persons who will visit Nakusp today
will receive a heartv welcome and
be provided with ample amusement.
Decorations of a varied nature and
color have been put up in profusion
at all the principal points, particularly at the pavilion, which has been
transformed into a veritable bower of
At a meeting of the various committees last Wednesday evening, W.
C. Muirhead resigned his position as
secretary, J. V. Perks being appointed to succeed him.    At that time, as
well as on Saturday evening,   the
numerous details of the programme
were gathered together and put into '
tangible shape for execution.    Programmes have been circulated widely, conveying to all a clear insight
as to the sports of the day.    The several committees have also had badges
printed,   the   universal color being
cardinal,   white for judges, starter,
and floor managers, and blue for the
president-, and secretary.    W. Parker'
was granted the privilege of selling
refreshments at the pavilion.
There was a rumor current that the
Lytton would stop but a short time
here today, but a wire from Commodore Troup at Nelson stated that the
original arrangements would be adhered to, thus removing all anxiety
on that score. All that is required to '
make the celebration a success is
fine weather, and if the visitors do
not go away" feeling satisfied it will
not be-through any fault of the citizens.
tion, hence
its appearance   in   The
R. J. Bealey, of Nelson and Kaslo,
was, a passenger down on the Columbia Tuesday, having arrived in from
the coast.
O. H. Allen, of the Revelstoke
brewery, has very generously donated a keg of beer for competition in
the tug-of-war contest today.
J. T. Wilkinson, the "World Man
oh the Wing," was aboard Tuesday's
boat to Robson, on his semi-occasional
canvassing tour ofthe district.
J. M. Kellie, M.P.P, is of the opinion that ore of various descriptions
exists in abundance around Nakusp
and prophesies tliat the town will become a live mining centre.
•Tenders are being solicited by
Postoflic, Inspector Fletcher for the
carrying of mails semi-weekly to
and from New Denver and Nakusp.
The mail will leave here on Tuesdays
and Fridays, returning on Mondays
and Thursdays. _S__5_3_E5B
J. M. Kellie, M.P.P., Addresses the
Electors of Nakusp.
A large gathering of the electorate
of _$&kusp assembled in the school-
house on Friday evening for the purpose of giving J. M. Kellie, M.P.P.,
an opportunity to account for his
stewardship in the Local House during the past four years; and, incident-
' ally to put in the thin edge ofthe
wedge that is to open up for him another term in Parliament. The proceedings commenced shortly after
8 o'clock, with D. A. McDougald as
chairman, who, in a few introductory
remarks, expressed his pleasure at
having to present the speaker of the
Mr. Kellie, on rising, was greeted
with applause. He explained that
the obiect ofthe meeting was for him
to give an account of his stewardship,
but before going farther he invited
criticism on his actions in the House
• during the past four,, years. No one
availed himself of .the opportunity, so
Mr. Kellie proceeded with his address.
He reviewed the incidents connected with his first candidature and how
it was that he came out. Great dissatisfaction had been expressed at
that time because of a mineral act
passed by the Robson Government.
At a meeting at Revelstoke he had
spoken strongly against the bill, resulting in his being asked to stand a,s
a candidate and his subsequent election, albeit by a slender majority.
A month after his election he secured
an appropriation of £300 for sending
an exhibit of ore from the district to-
the Toronto exhibition. Next year
he had this increased to $100, and although the exhibits had been com-
paratively small they had been the
means of turning the eyes of capital
to the resources of the Kootenay country. He had always used his influence in Parliament on behalf of the
miners, and had done his best to attract capital hither for the purpose of
developing the country. Premier
Robson had asked him to sit on a
committee to revise the mining laws,
and he and his confreres succeeded
in reducing chaos to order. Two distinct laws were drawn up, governing
quartz and placermining respectively
instead of one as formerly. Dissatisfaction was expressed at some of tlie
sections and these had been repealed.
Hon. Mr. Robson had passed a
Railway Aid Bill, to encourage the
building of railroads, for the purpose
of opening up and developing the
country. But there were certain objectionable features about it, inasmuch as a royalty would "have to be
paid tlie railway c• mpanies for all
lands occupied by settlers she! for all
minerals found thereon. Miners were
sometimes unscrupulous, but so, too,
were large corporations. The speaker
lobbved against the act and was suc
cessful in getting it repealed, notwithstanding Mr. R-obson's many objections.       ' ';   ■ ;\ "
The Government had expended
large sums of money in developing
West' Kootenay in the way of road?
and trails. In 189Q. $12,000 was appropriated, but only $10,000 was expended; 1891, $50*860/ $38,000 of
which was for roads and trails. In
the latter year he, had went to Victoria and asked the Government to
give, a large grant to West Kootenay,
as he believed it would bring in big
returns. Objections; were raised by;
the Government and he was laughed
at for his pains, but subsequent events
demonstrated the truth of his assertions. In 1892, the Government expended $49,585 in the district; 1893,
$74,560, and last session $49,838,
making a grand total for the past four
years of $224,838, of which $137,000
was for trails. Mr. Kellie therefore
claimed the Government had did all
t; ey could to help the district. The
receipts in 1891 were $31,000; 1892,
$54,000; and' 1893,' $77,000. He did
not think West Kootenay owed the
Government anything, although fostered by them. But the agricultural
sections of the district had not been
forgotten. Fire Valley, Trout creek
and Hall's Landing had each received assistance this year, and this will
tend to encourage the ranchers.
The financial, standing, of the province, was excellent. The balance
sheet showed that the public debt for
all loans amounted to $3,562,512, less
sinking funds and assets $1,433,334,
making a total net debt of $2,129,178.
In 1886 the revenue was $537,385 and
in 1893, $1,012,257, thus doubling in
seven years. Mr. Kellie produced
data as to the expenditures, clearly
demonstrating the progressive, nature
ofthe Government. Notwithstanding
the great aids given by the Government, the debt was small, not being
more than that of the cities of Vancouver and New Westminster, while
the resources to draw upon were immense. Schoolhouses, gaols, roads,
etc., innumerable had been built in
the last seven years, costing $1,500,-
000. The state of affairs in British
Columbia was different than in the
other provinces. There the revenue
was derived through municipal councils, but here everything was controlled direct by the Government.
As a member for a district like
West Kootenay he had a heavier
burden to bear than a half a dozen
members in Ontario, because of the
sectional rivalry over the expenditure of public monies in improvments.
He had always done his duty and
had been largely successful. Four
years ago there were no camps but
Toad Mountain, Ainsworth and Illi-
cillewaet, but a. great change .had
come over the district because of new
camps springing up. He had done
his b_st to get appropriations to open
up the new camps and he challenged
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New Denver and Silverton.
All kinds of Miners' supplies kept constantly in stock;
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Dealers in
Pianos,  Organs,  Musicians'   Supplies, Sewing: Machines, and
In the Matter of the Nakusp & Slocan Railway.
"VTOTICE is hereby given that under and by vir-
1' ■ tue of a Royal Commission to them issued,
and dated the 20th of April, instant, the undersigned will hold a session at the Court "House, in the
City of Victoria,'on Wednesday, the-9th day of
May, proximo, at the hour of li o'clock in the
forenoon, for the purple of'opening the said Commission and of entering upon, and conducting the
inquiries relating to iho several mutters mentioned
in the Resolution of the Honor.-, ble the House of
Assembly, praying that such C-.mmission might
issue, wliich Resolution was approved by an Order
in Council dated the luth of April, instant. And
all parties interested in such inquiries or in the
matters in such Resolution referred to, and who
may wish to bring forward charges or exeulpations
or evidence relating thereto, shall be heard.
Dated at Victoria. B.C., L'f>th April, 1894.
32-3t. Commissioners.
For Member of the Legislative Assembly for the South Riding of
the West Kootenay District:
Platform Adopted in Convention.
WHEREAS the men who upbuilt the Dominion
\) of Canada were not of one nativity, and if a
healthy patriotic sentiment is to prevail, and only
by the growth of such a sentiment can Canada
take a place among the English-speaking nations,
the'■responsibilities of. government must be entrusted to men of known capacity, and not to men
who, by accident of birth, imagine themselves
rulers by Divine right. Therefore be. it resolved-
First. That we hold, as reprehensible the practice of appointing non-residents to official positions
in interior districts,and we maintain tliat ail offices,
'where practicable, should be filled by residents of
of the district wherein the official periorms duty.
Second. Special and private legislation not only
consumes too great a part of the time that should
be devoted to the consideration of public measures,
but it leads to 'practices, that tend to lessen confi
system of the body politic: therefore, we favor the
enactment of general laws that will reduce to a
minimum special legislation and do away with
private legislation altogether.
; Third. The interests of the province were riot
safeguarded in the agreement between the Government and the Nakusp and Slocan Railway :.Comr-
pany, and the policy of the Government in pledging the credit of the province, in order that speculative companies may profit thereby, is to be condemned. ■ :    . >,    A-j»
Fourth. After making provision, for the payment ef the running expenses of the Government,
expenditures should be confined solely to the building and betterment of wagon roads and other
works that are for the free use and benefit ot the
public at large, leaving to private enterprise the
construction and operation of railways and other
undertakings for the use of which the public are
required to pay. • , '.>.-:•
Fifth. The speedy adjustment of the differences
between the province and the Dominion, to the end
that the land in the railway belt along the Cana-.'
dian Pacific Railway be thrown open to settlement
under the land laws of the province: the amendment of. the Land Act so that it will be an .amicable contract between the province and the settler,'
eliminating all discretionary powers of the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and \\ orks; also amending:
it so as to permit .the outright, purchase ef small
tracts in all unsurveyed mountainous districts.
Sixth. The timber lands ofthe province should
be held in trust for the future use of its people,, and
not handed over under long leases, to speculative
mill owners as a saleable asset. ■ - -   a--<
Seventh. The development of the mining industry should not be hampered by legislation that
makes the procurement or titles to surface rights
impossible; that levies unequal taxation on working
miners; and that makes it difficult to compel, delinquent co-owners to pay their share of the assessment work; therefore we favor the repeal of- sections 8 and 45a of the Mineral Act and a revision of
the sections relating to mining partnerships.
Eighth. The passage of an act whereby water
rights for any specific purpose may be obtained as
readily as such rights are now obtained for mining?.
purposes "under the provision of the Mineral Act.
Ninth. ■ The establishment of a land registry for
West Kootenay district.
Tenth. The holding in Kootenay district of
terms of the county court at short intervals; extending the power to issue capias to registrars of
county courts in districts where there are no resident judges; and the passage of an act that will allow the collection of small debts in courts composed
of justices of the peace. .   .
Eleventh. The extortion to which laborers on
railway construction and other works are compelled to submit, through the issuanee of timechecks,.
is alike discreditable to the men who profit by such
practices and to the Government that makes no effort to render such practices impossible. The issuance of non-negotiable time chevks should be made
a"punishable offence, and tho issuance of negotiable time checks should only be allowable under a
law that would safeguard the rights of the party to
whom they are issued.
Twelfth. Contractors and silb-contractors on
railways should have a means of getting speedy
redress irom unjust classification and unfair mea"
surement of work by the appointment of an official
arbitrator who shall be a practical engineer.
Thirteenth. The Government is to be condemned for the passage of a redistribution act that is not
uniform in its provisions, and by which representation is neither based on population, voting,
strength nor contributed revenue.
t Nelson, April 17th, 1894.
To the Chairman and Secretary op the
South Kootenay Convention—Gentlemen: I
hereby accept the nomination for member of the
Legislative Assembly tendered me by the delegates
assembled in convention at Nelson on the 14th instant ; and if elected I will use my best endeavors
to carry out the principles bf the platform adopted
by the convention, believing them to be in the interest of all those that favor good government.
Thanking you and the delegates for the honor conferred; I arii respectfully yours,
R, F. Green, Esq., Chairman.
J. A. Turner, Secretary. 32-tf -
^^•?raOTSa^^^B^S^^^;|^^^.>iM■t^vr^!'Li,._■■.y'■', contradiction. Four Years ago he
had got a grant of ^OOQibr .O^ail
Creek to open up a wagon road, and
he believed the returns would have
amply repaid the expenditure, but
whenhe and Captain Fitzstubbs went
down there the camp was deserted.
He did not have the gall to insist on
the road then being built From
this dissatisfaction had arisen in Trail
Creek, hut he wished to set himself
right before them. He wanted all
people |;o get a good opinion of his
works for therp.   ;
The people of Kaslo should be treated well by those of Nakusp. He had
done his best for the former place and
succeeded ill getting |10, GOO for their
road. 'He had preferred the Nakusp
route to the Slocan but when he saw
how rapidly Kaslo was coming to the
front he had assisted them! When
the speaker had gone to Victoria to
act on the commission to amend the
Mineral v Act, he was successful in
getting a bill passed through the
House, so that base metals went with
the precious1 m etals, instead of being
reserved to the Crown. He did not
believe4n vertical side lines in staking but a claim, preferring' to follow
the vein as it ran. A manat present
could not tell how the vein ran, and
he might miss it. He had been successful in getting an amendment put
in the Mineral Act, so that claims
could be staked out 1500 square and
this he claimed was a great benefit,
^hen a miner went to a great depth,
Mr. Kellie- claimed a man should
have right to stake out the vein even
as on the surface. Last winter he
brought in and had passed another
amendment, to postpone the assessment work on claims till July 1, 1895,
because of the low price of silver,
but seeing the error of the step, he
had the amended clause withdrawn
as it favored speculators too much.
He believed in helping the poor, but
it sometimes happened that he went
too far, but he felt, however th e case
may be that many poor men would
lose their claims this year.
Much dissatisfaction had been expressed at his vote on the New Parliament Buildings Bill. He had given
the subject a great deal of thought,
but when he saw the disgraceful set
of executive buildings at Victoria,
with no protection for public records.
he considered right and proper to vote
in favor of the bill. The present
structures were put up' 32 years ago
and were totally unfitted for Government work. The Government now
had to rent outside buildings in which
to carry on their departmental work,
but this would be obviated by the
new premises. In 50 years the cost,
about $700,000, would be entirely
wiped, out, while the burden would
not be heavy. The yearly expendi
tures for repairs on the old buildings
was large, and he deemed it much
better to have good buildings, requi-|
site protection,and more convenience.'
cumstances attaching to the character, he had. received as a "turncoat.'
The Slocan~ ^
principal point touched  oh.    West
Kootenay was against the bill and so
wa s he, and he pleaded and begged
for weeks to have the  rights of the
settlers protected,'finally succeeding
in getting the reserve removed. (Applause.)     Wilson Creek  and  New
Denver were   the  only  exceptions
made,  but he was successful there
also.    If lie  was termed a turncoat
for opposing theGovernment then he
did not care, for he considered that
he had protected the interests of his
constituents.    Mr. Kellie again challenged enquiries regarding his actions.   He was a  supporter of  the
Government, so long as thev did well
by the country.    Mr.   Davie was a
progressive man and eminently fitted
for his position.    The speaker scored
the Opposition in round ternis^ claiming they had no platform whatsoever.
One section of the Opposition went
around censuring the Government for
the new Parliament buildings, for-
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
dp-   Northwest.
518 and Wask
The   lootenay
aw   Mill,
Mr. Kellie then explained the cir-' man.
getting the act-on of some of their
own associates on the matter. In the
last four years they had never brought
in a bill that had been of any benefit
to the country. They were ,not a
constructive, party, and if in power
would not do half as well as the present Government, whom he intended
Mr. Kellie then touched upon the
Nakusp :& Slocan railway, commending the Government for their action
in guaranteeing the bonds of the road.
West Kootenay's resources justified
their action, and soon the district
would be able to export : $25,000,000
wort h of ore yearly. He concluded
by a brilliant peroratio;a on the resources of ..British Columbia^ which
he claimed was the richest province
in Canada, as well as in North America. Mr. Kellie was tendered hearty
applause when he closed his speech.
Replying to a question by F. Rib-
bach with reference to the new^Par-
liament buildings, Mr. Kellie said
that in 50 years the sinking fund
would repay the debt.
Another question by Mr. Woods,
regarding a wagon road into the Big
Bend country, was replied to by Mr.
Kellie, who stated that $8,000 had
been set apart for a road, as well as
an equal amount to the Lardeau
country, which, he. claimed, was fully
as rich as the Slocan.
The south had been developed
through the accident of American
capital, but the northern part of the
district would yet prove a bonanza
for investors. ' '
Mr. Kellie satisfactorily answered
enquiries as to the powers of the
Government regarding postal matters,
the recent appropriation of $1,000 to
Nakusp's new school, the dropping of
voters from lists, registry office for
the district, and the establishment of
a County Court Judge at Nelson.
He would make no promLes as to
what he would do in Parliament, but
would at all times advance the interests of his constituents.
The meeting closed with, votes of
thanks to Mr.  Kellie and the chair-
The proprietor has on hand
In lengths of frorii 12 to 50 feet.    Any kind
of bill stuff can be cut at short notice.
,000,000^ DRESSED LUMBER *
Shingles, Laths; Mouldings^ Posts and
Ballasters, Brackets. Etc Two Carloads
Sash   and   Doors Dry  Fir
Clear Flooring, 4in.;^0iie Carload Dry Fir
Clear Ceiling; 4 Carloads of Clear Cedar,
for Finish.; One Carload Grlass, Paints, Oils,
■etc../- including Fancy Grlass,Wood Stains, etc.
.'  VG.   G. a BUCHANAN,
Is issued at Nakusp, B.C., every Thursday.
Wet weather, snow slides, hard times, or the
'sheriff'■;.never- hinders its publication. It
conies out just the same.
Does not dream of making a million out of it,
but he expects to get a luxurious living. In
order to do this it is necessary to have cashable material, and the world at large is cordially invited to dig up enough money to pay
for an annual interest. To accommodate the
public wedo
At prices that do  not discord with the de
spondent price of silver. ©he   pta^t^r  g&&82>
Published every Thursday.
R.    T.    LOWBRI,    EDITOR    AND
ONE YEAR    '..'...........;.;... ......'... .§2.00
Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first insertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insei-tions,
nonpareil measurement.
Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay
District and communications upon live topics
always acceptable. Write on both sides of the
paper if you wish. Always send something e-ood.
no matter how, crude. Get your copy in while it
is hot, and we will do the rest.
THURSDAY,  MAY 24,  1894.
To Our Beloved Queen: God bless
her, and may she be long spared to
reign over ail united, godly and
loyal people, such as is the proud distinction possessed by Englishmen this
day the world over.
In yielding to the wishes of a large
number of the •■■'electors; of the north
riding of West Kootenay by permitting himself to again become a candidate for Parliamentary honors, J.
M. Kellie, M.P.P., has taken a step
that cannot but prove a source of gratification to every well-wisher of the
Government in the district. Mr.
Kellie's stewardship in the House
during the past four years has, on the
whole, been a faithful one, calculated
to bring to him merited renown for
singleness of purpose and unremitting
attention to the best interests of his
constituents. Practically an unknown
quantity when he made his entre into
Parliament and meeting with but a
dubious reception from his fellow-
members, he has, by his untiring
energy and good judgment, proved
himself of great usefulness on numerous occasions to the Government, and
now commands the respect of all.
True, he has at times made errors,
but they have been slight, due in
most part to over zeal rather than the
reverse. These mistakes pale into
insignificance in comparison with the
benefits lie has been enabled to bestow upon the district. It is a fact
beyond contravention that a large
share of the prosperity and worldwide reputation enjoyed by our mining camps, the Slocan and Blecille-
waet in particular, is due to the indefatigable efforts put forth by Mr.
Kellie. Through his instrumentality
"betiter mineral laws have been obtained, more roads and trails built,
and the condition of the free miner
improved in a marked degree. Himself a capable miner, he has ever
felt for his companions, and what
practical intelligence he possesses he
has at all times brought to bear upon _1
measures calculated to alleviate the ■
old-time evils under which the min- f
ing classes of the province labored.    \
Mr. Kellie has shown his mettle on
more than one occasion by vigorously
opposing legislation introduced by
the Government which bore too
heavily upon a portion of the coin-
muhity. Notably was this the case
with the Slocan Reserve Bill, which
was ultimately repealed through his
efforts. The meetings so far held by
him in the riding "for the purpose of
giving an; account of his work in the
Legislature, have endorsed his actions
not a single allegation being brought
against him. And so it is throughout
the entire riding, the majority of the
electorate supporting hirs Candida.;
.What the Government has done for
West Kootenay through our member
maybe taken as an index of what
will be performed tor this most promising section of British Columbia. In
supporting Mr. Kellie, the electors
support Hon. Mr. Davie's administration—one above reproach and the
other far suoerior to those who have
so foully and wrongfully maligned
them; In our opinion the' north riding will not regret having prevailed
upon Mr. Kellie to forego his aspirations to a seat in the Federal House,
to labor in a sphere of greater usefulness at Victoria.  .
"Well-informed Government, su;-
porters assert that the elections will
be called on the latter part of .Tune
Ye valiant knights of political faith,
buckle on your armor and gird up
your loins, preparatory to the impending fray in which,, alas I It is
fated so many Opposition candidates
will fall, never to rite again.   '
has concluded it j labors and proclaimed their verdict—Innocent! Not
only 'the members ofthe Government
but W. C. Van Home, president of
the $ Canadian Pacific Railway, "as
well, declared on oath that they were
in no way interested in the workings
of our railway beyond that of the
public weal, and all1efforts put forth
by •;■ Hon. Mr. Beaven failed to prove
the contrary. Once again has the
honesty and integrity of, the Government been vindicated, yea, doubly
so,;J while the position of their opponents has forever been rendered untenable by the official contradiction
of their latest extravagant and untruthful assertions of wrong-doing.
ON the dock, at Nakusp, a Fine Gold Cuff Button
' with the monogram J. C G. engraved upon
it. The Under will be suitably rewarded by leaving the same on the steamer Columbia,
$1.   RATES PER DAY,   $1.
Merely as a postscript to our rem on :
strance last week against the mail
system that at present obtains from
Spokane to Kootenay .;_ pinfis, we
should feel deeply indebted to the
authorities if they would cxi •■lain tlte
necessity of sending our .'hittors tj
Kaslo now, before coming on here.
To have a Nelson advertisement
stamped on our mail was bad enough,'
but Kaslo !   Gugh !
The Ontario general elections will
take place on June 21st. Sir Oliver
Mowat is to make a stumping tour of
the Province, beginning at Ottawa.
Little 01. will have more difficulty
in maintaining his supremacy in that
province this election than at any
time in the past. The old party lines
are sadly defaced, and prophets are
not wanting who affirm the Liberals
will be worsted. It is expected the
P. P. A. and the Patrons of Industry,
will prove a great source of weakness to Sir Oliver, more so indeed
than to the able, but somewhat unfortunate, leader of the Opposition, W.
R. Meredith.
Provincial Appointment.
Victoria, 3rd May, 1894.
TTIS HONOUR tho. Lieutenant-Governor has
H been pleaded to d «■-uto William John Goe-
fei., of the Town of Nolson, E«qwive, to perform
fc'ie duties of Gold Commissioner a:id Government
Agent, for the West Kootenay Electoral District,
during the'absence from the District of Napoleon
Fitzstubbs, Esquire, S.M , invalided.       334-lt.
.    Proprietor.
The bar is stocked with the finest
brands of wines- liquors and cigars.
AVINGr placed soin 3 new
Machinery in our Mill,
we are prepared to furnish
all kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber and .Shingles at
greatly reduced Prices.
The Royal Commission, enquiring
into the charges of corruption made
against Hon. Mr. Davie and his CabJ
inet by the Opposition, in connection
with the Nakusp & Slocan Railway,
Roua:h Lumber, nan-ow,
" " wide.
Joist and Scantling-, sized up to
18 feet long,
18 ' to 24 '
■21 'to 30 '
Flooring, T&.G, 6"
V joint Ceiling, 4"
6 " Rustic,
Surfaced Dressed,
A liberal discount on large orders for Cash,
$10 oo
811 00'to'$12 00
$11 00
.   $12 00
ei3 oo
$20 00
$22 00
$22 00
$19 00
$14 00
$13 00
HAVING re-wncd the Hot Springs Hotel, in.
Banff, I will be flexed to see all my old Customers, and as many new ones as-possible.'  Satisfaction Guai'anteed.   Our   Rates-.will be found
30-nt. FRANK BE ATT Y:
■■x      »y  * •' .'■. ;■
NEW'DENVER,   ■ ■-'■■   - . : -      -      B. C,
Is one of the best in the Slocan district.    Call in.   ;
g: m. spencer,
p    «
1 il ti'iVl- s
ibDn i!_1Q  B  ■
IIAVING been appoint-
^4 ed agent for a large
wholesale tailoring establishment in Eastern Canada, I beg leave to state that
I am prepared to take orders for clothing from all
j Xs
persons so desiring. All
goods guaranteed to be of
the best quality. Prices
extremely reasonable. A
perfect fit promised or no
pay. See my Samples,
which have just arrived.
NAKUSP,      -   ,.."-:..■d.p[;  B.C.
:-;;; NAKIJSR B. C. :;;
D. A. McDoiisrald
Ghoice    location and   commands a beautiful view
of the surrounding
The Bar is supplied wit a the
best brands of all kinds of
wines, liquors and cigars.
The Dining- Room is supplied
with all the delicacies of
the season.
Charges Moderate.
A Call Solicited.
Slocan Ave,
*™*'«B*U«Mlrf_sffl___**__*^ ROYAL COMMISSION CLOSED.
The Government Exonerated from all
Attempt at Wrong-doing:.
The Royal Commission appointed
to examine into the charges of wi outdoing against the _ Government in
connection with the Nakusp & Slocan'
Railway, closed their labors last
week. They reported to His Honour
the Lieutenant-Governor that the
Honorable the Premier ofthe Province
in advising, the guarantee mentioned
in the said Commission, did not work
for the company but worked for the
Secondly, —That the statement
made by the honorable member for.
Nanaimo district in his place in the
legislative assembly that it appeared
that the honorable the leader of the
Government had been working for
the company and not for the province
is not true.
Thirdly, —That no corrupt motives
of any kind existed to influence your
nonor's ministers in the advice tender ecTby them to your honor in matters relating to the Nakusp & Slocan
Railway Company.
Fourthly,—That no one of your
honor's ministers has had or has any
interest, directly or indirectly in (a)
the Nakusp and Slocan Railway Company or, (b) in the Construction Company by which such railway is being
built,'or (c) in any contract by or
with, either of th* said companies,
either in supplying material or supplies hv any way whatever.
turned, as her couplings are too short
for the curves on the N.& S.R. No.
505, an engine " of equal power and
weight, now doing duty on theR.&
A.L.R., will replace her.
Electors of tie Hi Bitti
Commission Merchants
Gentlemen,—Having been requested at a large
und influential meeting of the Electors of Nelson,
and also by a requisition signed by a large number
of the citizens of Kaslo, to stand as a candidate in
the interest of the Government at the forthcoming
Provincial Election, I desire, to signify my acceptance of the nomination and to thank those
who have proffered me the honor. To them and
to the Electors generally I wish'to say that, if
elected, I will give careful attention to all matters
coming within the sphere of legislation, and to the
best of my ability protect and promote the interests of the District and.Province. .
I am, Gentlemen,
Very respectfully yours,
& Wholesale Importers
A new verandah adorns the entire
front of the Hotel Nakusp.
G. Bruce left on Sunday for the Big
Bend to take charge of G. Laforme's
pack train.
-a H; M. Martin, city clerk of Rose-
berry, came over on Tuesday to join
in the general festivities.
J. T. Nault established his first
camp for the railway employees some
miles from town on Thursday last.
W. Thomlinson and W. Hunter, of
NewDenver, came over to bask in
the sunshine of prosperity on Thursday.
Track-laying was resumed on the
railway on Monday by a large gang
of mem In six weeks' time it is expected the rails will be laid to Three
An appropriation of $500 has , been
made by the Government to build a
trail from Roseberry to the promising
dry ore prospect3 a couple of miles
from that town on Wilson Creek.
T. Abriel has been appointed agent
for the United Fire Insurance Co., of
Manchester, Ens:., and the Atlas Insurance Co. The appointment was
made by /G. W. Girdlestone of Winnipeg.
The heavy mogul locomotive
brought down last fall is to be re-
Wines, Liquors, and Cigars;
Resolutions Passed at Nelson and Kaslo.
1. That the present Government has been vigorous and progressive in Provincial; affairs, and
has done well for this Riding generally in the
past.. . A
2. That for this reason and as representing a
powerful, united party, the Government should re"
ceive support in the coming general election.
3. That steps should be taken to secure an ac?
ceptable candidate for this Biding, who.'shajlijupr
port the Government.
4. That such candidate shallpe. a capable resident of the Riding, ^lmg,'W.'el(ecteff,^7^^^
his constituents generally on impdr^njJi^feceV
and that his place of birth or place bf lbcaf.resi
dence in the Riding is immaterial.
Mrs or flu WI Hi
GROCERIES and PROVISIONS at very low prices.
FRESH CANNED GOODS always in stock.
A fall assortment of Choice CIGARS and TOBACCOS,
Having been requested by
a large number of the Electors of the Riding to stand
as a Candidate for re-election, I hereby announce myself a Candidate for your
suffrages, and trust I may
receive your hearty co-operation, interest and votes in
my behalf. If elected, to the
best of my ability I will always endeavor to promote
the best interests of the District and the Province.
Yours Respectfully,
: 0 :
Underwear. Hosiery,
Mens' Furnishings,
Mens' Ready Made
Gloves, Ribbons. Silks,
Satins, Cashmeres,
Melton & Serge Cloths,
Carpets, Blinds, Cottons, Hats and Caps,
House '.&' Table Linens,
Boots and Shoes.
Hungarian Flour, ■
Sugars, Bacon, Hams
Coffees, Teas, Spices,
Jams, Pickles, Oatmeal, Biscuits,
Canned Vegetables,
Canned Fruits,
Dried Fruits, and
Fancy Toilet Soaps,
Cigars and Tobaccos,
Grindstones & Fixtures
Crosscut & Rip Saws,
Axes and Handles^.
Nails, Screws, Bolts,
Round, Flat, Square Iron
Oils,  Paints,   Glass,
Horse Shoes and Nails,
: o :
Miners can get a complete, outfit here.
'.0, -
JulU^I/^ ,Ott_4« V
A* ii
9 9 9
rtft tin,
f. yW. ^Tr^TTT"'-T'w*q,?f3'-'r"-'ltric*"-"''"n' ■ ■rMW*wn>?i>m-
r**'ii tlie. coi
be 7 brought:;
for ReVelsto
town': aire
ges ivnave
contains Six
witli a .capacity of 30* 000 feet.
ines o
been discovered within three • -miles, .of. Nafcnsp.
Bo tells, Several Dwelling Houses, Stores, 'Sawmill,
hop. and. many of he:
Outcropping,   of a  Sparkling  and
Varied  Nature,
The Kaslo brewery has commenced
Another riclr strike' ''ii-.i'eported on
the Idaho.
Fifteen men are employed on the
Le Roi mine, on Trail creek.
Mrs. M. Donahue is conducting a
private school at New Denver.
A rich strike of high grade ore has
been made on the Hillside claim, in
the Jackson basin.
W. Carney, of Kaslo, was'hastily
summoned to Calgary last week by
'■■•; the death of his son.
J. S. Holland and attaches of the
late Theatre Comique at Kaslo have
gone back to Spokane.
An athletic association has been organized among the young men in
Nelson, with J. Elliot as president.
The manager of th_ Theatre Comique, at Kaslo, was last week fined
$50 for selling liquor without a
.&.'.-. Magee, ■ superintendent of the
^Darclanelles mine, is slowly recover-
ing from a severe attack of pneu-
C monia.
.::>T8"^- Walinsley has resigned his posi-
•■■7:''.''''ti6n-as chief of the Kaslo fire brigade
because of  ill-health.   W. M. Mack
succeeds* himr   '■
An American syndicate is negotiating for the control of the Noble Five
••':• ■'.10^9.■& hiifi?% in the Slocan country,
The firm of Graham  & Taylor,
shoemakers,  Nelson,   has  dissolved
partnership, the former carry ine; on
.'■'•s. the business, ^a
v    ^iMsbA^noW has a baseball club,,
withvG.  A.  Bigelow,  president;  J.
v;"feiotitvk!^"and -E/V. Brown, secre-
Agents for Kaslo's Theatre Comique
were in New Denver last week en <
quiring for lots and lumber with a
v    view to locating.
Tenders are to be solicited for 300
feet of tunneling on the C. P. Mining
& Milling Co.'s gold property on
Wdodberrv creek, near Ainsworth.
The difficulty between the manager and the men at work on the Le
Roi mine, Trail creek, has been settled, th« latter in future to get |3.50
••■..?^   .^A^dk^A   ^)}.^iV^^X.X y,^ X ■, -,^. _,. i
Byron N, White* manager or the
oteiStar, Btates that his company
purposes erecting a concentrator on
their property during the summer,
•J      BEAR LAKE, B^ C.
Everything new about the house except the whisky and landlord.
Everybody gets a hearty
welcome and plenty
i to, eat.
, s
Gorman WestJ
Plenty of accommodations for travellers.   Good beds and good meals
Bar stocked with wines, liquors and
John Madden, Prop.
Landscape Photographers
Keep a large quantity of Architypes
and    Steel  Engravings    in   stock
Pictures framed to order.
The only practical Watchmaker in
the Kootenay District. Orders by
mail receive prompt attention.
n    11   Howard   Street,
law and conveyancing
'■•■■■■'office; •'
Buchanan Bl'k; Kaslo,B.C;
Atlantic Express arrives at 10:0O Daily
Pacific " " 16:55     ••
"; KASLO &' new ;denver
-, ;. •■<.. A- ■ • . i
Stages leave Kaslo daily at- 8 a.m.
for New Denver. Returning will,
leave New Denver for Kaslo at
same hour. .   t.
Satisfaction is  Guaranteed
A. X SCOTT,   ^ =
TT7ILL leave Nakusp every Monday and Friday
YY    at 6:.'t0 a.m., for Lardeau and Revelstoke.
Returning, will leave Revelstoke for Lardeau
and Nakusp on Tuesdays and Saturdays; at (>:30
Tho Boat will call at, the Hot Springs, Thorn-
eon's Landing, Hall's Landing, and Green Slide,
coming and going.
Ample   accommodation   for- passengers   and
freight:,'   ' ' ; '      >      ...
■ *. &f l. e;stabrooks,  . -.
LEAVES New Denver every day except Sunday
for Silverton, at 7 a.m., and for Bonanza
Citv at 8 a.m. Returning, the steamer leave;
Bonanza City for New Denver at 3 p.m. the same
.day:*. ••■.? V' ..'Vl y 7  ■' '   •■■
Cheapest, most reliable and safe route to Montreal, Toronto, St. Paul, Chicago, £New York,
and Boston. Rates $3 to §10 lower than-any oth«r
Specially fitted Colonist Cars, in charge of a
porter, for the accommodation of passengers holding second-class tickets.
Passengers hooked to and from all European
points at lowest rates.
Low freight rates. Quick despatch. Merchants
will save money by haviug their freight routed via
the C.P.R.
Full and reliable information given by applying
Asst Gen. Freight Agent,     Local Agent,
Vancouver. Revelstoke.
Slocan T^Ai)i5fG'&'Navigation Co., (Ltd.)
:,.   :. .   .   •„.,     a»       >, >.   .•>.<(     Secretary
Steam Nav. Co., Ltd.
In Effect Tuesday, May 1st, 1894.
Nelson &:'F6ft Sheppard
(Connecting with the Canadian Pacific Railway for all Eastern and Coast Points.)
Leaves Robson on Wednesdays and Saturdays at
8 p.m.
Leaves Revelstoke on Tuesdays and Fridays at
4 a.m.
r.   .   <*   . ■»•
-.  *
A ■■■..$
on the stre«t. :l Laura went to gaol for
a. few hours and then concluded to
pay her fine:
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"j.- i.
o-.m \^ wxei
The only through route from' Nelson, Kaslo,
Kootenay Lake and all Slocan
.'>.•■■. Points. .
Through Trains Semi-Weekly.
(Connecting at Northport for points north and
south on the Spokane Falls & Northern
Leaves Robson Wednesdays and Saturdays at 5
Leaves Northport Wednesdays and Saturdays at
■  1p.m. '■'■■-.■■■'.
Leave 7 a.m.
Special Attention to Mining
'estS... ' ryl^dty
Over Byer's Hardware Store.
Arrive 5:40 p.m.
'sxv ■ x-y '~;;:—  /'. ■■        ...;j
■'.'.'■ . <>'
On  Tuesdays and Fridays,; trains will   run
through to Spokanciarrixing same day. Returning
Sassenge.rs will leave-Spokane at 7 a.m.on Wfidnes*
avs and-Saturdays, arriving at Nelson at. 3:40 p.
m.*, same day, making close connection"^ithth^
steamer Nelson for Kaslo and r.ll KdotenViy'1 lake
^^fi xmr^^i^'      >ti^..vj--.v^.,    ii      :-A:A
.CbWfhenein^ "May- 2nd 'passeneer- for -TraU
Creek, Nakusg, New Itenver, Revelstoke, and all
iljpbltffe dnithe Canadian  Pacific Railway, will
leave Spokane on Wednesdays and Saturdays at
(Connecting with the Nelson & Fort Sheppard
Railway for  all Eastern  and Coast
Points and for Spokane.
Mondays, 9      a.m. Tuesdays, 8 a.m.
Wednesdays, 5:40 p.m. Thursdays, 8 a.m.
Thursdays, ft      p.m. Fridays, S a.m.
Saturdays, 5:40   p.m.       Sundays, 8 a.m.
7 a.m.,^connectin)r at Northport with steamer
im^0W^W^yx^^ ^€mdXpp
Passengers by steamer from above points arrive
in Spokane same evening:^;AV -1 Vv        •"' J
Passengei-s for   Kettle  River; and Boundary
Creek connect at Marcus with stage on Mondays
1 and Tuesdays.
(Connecting with the Great Northern Railway
for all Eastern points, Spokane and
' "•"'■ the Coast;)- -^- •
.- '   *. '•»■' s ■■■ •■
Leaves Kaslo at 3 a.m. and Nelson at 7:15 a.m. on
.   Tuesdays and Fridays.-.
Leaves Bonner's Ferry, "at-'.<2.';o.m. on Wednesdays
and Saturdays.
.'?■■ .      \\ >., i'". ■
The-company reserves the right ;to change tliis
schedule atony time without noticed
For full information as to 'tickets, rates, etc., ap
pIyvat-t*«T!GfcM3R^ B;G.
T *ALLAN. Soc'y.     I    J. W. TROUP,
Nxl-on, B. C. Manager. ^*^^*^BSM^BMimx»«S^SSta^^
_rmi_T*-»»Y-frr.t!i.( ^J
The lake has risen several feet in
the past week.
D. McGillivray spent several days
in town last week.
When in Kaslo call on Billy Kellem
and get'.-a square meal for 25cts.   t
Cummings & Richardson received
a carload of Calgary beer by Thuis
day's boat.
D. A. McDougald lias a brand new
cow, the only bovine in this beautiful inland town.
Revelstoke Station is 'to have a
first-class hotel, work enwhich will
commence shortly.
Str. Arrow had a hole stove in her
bottom last week in descending the
river from Revelstoke.
A one-third interest in the Lydia.
a claim adioining the Noonday, has
been sold to..D. A. McDougald.
County Court opened in Nelson on
Monday before Judge Spinks, of Kamloops.   The docket was a heavy one.
A fire at Sicamous on Saturday
morning destroyed Col. Forrester's
hotel and store.    The loss is $20,000.
J. S. Clute,of New Westminster, Inspector of Customs, is visiting the
Kootenay country ori official business-
When in Kaslo stop at the Great
Northern Hotel. Rates reasonable.
Headquarters for Hudson Bay Co.'s
goods. t
J. M. Kellie, M.P.P., showed his
liberality in a substantial manner
last Saturday by donating $10 towards
the sports to-day.
J. Cummings has been recuperating at the Hot Springs during the
week from an acute attack of his old
enemy, rheumatism.
Gold Commissioner Goepel went
down on the Columbia Tuesday to
pay off the workmen employed on
the Fire Valley wharf
Trout Creek settlers are petitioning to have S. Walker made foreman
of the new Government road to be
built in that settlement.
Work is to be commenced on the
Lardeau wagon road, for which the
Government gave a large appropriation last session, in about ten days.
■ RevvMr. Birks will not return to
West Kootenay, having decided to
teach school for a season in order to
fit himself as a medical missionary
for the foreign field.
S. Magee, superintendent of the
Dardanelles mine and owner of
several promising claims in the Slocan, died last week of pneumonia
and was buried in Kaslo.
Miss Purvince, sister-in-law of H.
Stege, ofthe Newmarket House, New
Denver, passed through town on
Thursday last from Spokane, bound
for the city by Slocan Lake.
Owing to the want of an engineer
the str. W. Hunter had to stop running for a short time, but that want hav
ing been supplied,  she is now making regular trips across Slocan Lake.
One of the ballast cars on the/ Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway broke
loose last week, and rushed with
lightning speed through Nelson to
Five Mile Point, where it jumped the
track, badly wrecked.
The Leland. House bar has been
much improved recently under the
guidance of that genial gentleman,
Joseph Darraugh. The appliance for
draining glasses inv&nted by him is
worthy of being introduced into general use.
Gold Commissioner Goepel came up
from Nelson on Thursday, proceeding
to New Denver next day to inspect
Government work in that neighborhood. Mr. Goepel's appointment is
eminently satisfactory to the district
at large.
Twenty tons of ore valued at about
13,000, from the Northern Belle mine
passed up on Thursday, bound for
Omaha. It had been shipped from
Kaslo, This marks the opening of
the season's ore traffic by the Revelstoke route.
Rev. Jas. Turner, who was a pass
enger on the • Columbia Tuesday,
will bid good-bye to his friends in the
district in another month. He will
visit Nakusp in three weeks' time.
Mr. Turner has been appointed to a
church in West Victoria,
In order to accommodate the many
people visiting the Hot Springs, Capt.
Sanderson has fitted up several rooms
in the hotel building now under way
and guests can find board and rooms
immediately, without having to wait
for the completion of the hotel.
While assisting in unloading the
Lytton's scow on Sunday, F. Peterson
had his left foot painfully crushed
and bruised by one of the heavy rails
falling on it. He is receiving the
best of attention, but it will be weeks
before lie will be able to be about
again.    ■ •:.-', 'X.-' /a;>aa.
R. E. Lemon, of Nelson, was the
victim of a mean joke: on Friday
evening last. Just as he came out of
the Stanley House, where he had been
attending a dance, someone threw a
handful of sand in his face. But for
prompt medical assistance he would
have lost his eyesight.
J. M. Kellie, M.P.P., arrived in
town on Friday from Revelstoke, on
his Campaign tour through the Riding
He met with a warm reception,
and on Saturday morning departed in a row-boat for Fire Valley to
address the settlers. He will then
proceed to Trail Creek, intending to
return here to day.
In order to economize as far as
possible this year, the Methodist Conference has ordained that but two
ministers shall be stationed in this
district. One will look after Nelson
and Ainsworth, and the other New
Denver, Kaslo and Nakusp. Rev.
Mr. Gamble, for the past three years
in the New Westminster district, will
look after the people at this end-
Like a morning sun in an Italian
sky, Curly Robinson illuminated this
burg' Sunday morning. Curly has a
new stock of anecdotes from Three
Forks and other; places that he delivers with his usual flow of enthusiasm. He intends to remain here
for a breathing spell, and then probably proceed to Alaska delivering
his new lecture en route entitled,.
Crushed Again, or the Evil Effects of
PHILO & Co.'s
"O.K.s," and
Factory and Salesroom:
VANCOUVER.    -    -    B.C.
:R,evelsto3£.®  Station,   B. O.
Dealer in Household   Furniture.
__F Agent .for Singer Sewing Machines.
To the Electors  of the North Riding of
West Kootenay:
Gkntlemen and Electors,—
Thereby announce myself as a Candidate for the
coming Election and give my Platform below for
your considei'ation.
: My first duty will be to consider the Free Miners
and their general welfare, and so amend the Mineral Acta as to enable them to secure Crown grants
more easily than iirtlie past.'
That I will at all times remember that I am their
servant and not their dictator.
That I shall at all times consult the People before
leaving for the House, so as to ascertain their
wants in all part3 of the Riding and act inaccord-
ance with their wishes so fai»-as lies in my power.
That I shall fdo all in my power to induce the
Government to give all lands free to settlers as men
wis hing to make homes for themselves.
"/'■■ That I shall at all times give my sanction to all
enterprises, either railway or steamship. lines, for
the benefit of our Province or Dominion,
That I shall at all times oppose any and all legislation that will have, a tendency to cripple the
working classes.
. That I shall give my attention to the lumbering
industry'and:'use. my. best abilities in the interests
of all.
To have a, free and good Government; that all
subjects, 21 years of age, both male and female,
should be enfranchised.
That tlie Government's attention shall be called
to the coinage of our own silver, and that a mint
be established in British Columbia for tliat purpose.
That freight rates be. reduced, so as to permit our
merchants to retail their goods at lower rates; and
thus the public will be benefited by same.
I have the honor to be. Gentlemen,
Yours Obediently,
Revelstoke, B.C., April 25th, 1894. 32-tf.
Watclimaker and Jeweller,
Sepaliing-   Neatly and Promptly Executed.
aKASLO, b. g.
Graduate of Trinity University, Toronto.   Member of college Physi-
, cia.ns arid Surgeons, Ontario.
Of Swansea ana vvigan,
Analytical Chemist and Assayer.
The oldest and most experienced
Assayer in the Province.
eobson, b. c.
This hotel is the "best in town, and
has ample.accommodation for travr
ellers. The bar is supplied with
wines, liquors and cigars.
Blue, Ridge Hotel,
Accommodations for travellers. Good
stables. The bar is stocked with
choice liquors and cigars. Pack
train in connection with the house.
Goods taken to any part of the
Mcdonald bros., Props
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