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Vol. 1. No. 33
NAKUSP, B. C,  MAY 17,  1894.
Price Ten Cents.
T  A' HA PL AND,
Front Street, West,     -    Kaslo, B.C.,
The Largest and Most Complete Stock in the Kootenay
Country.
DIIY GOOI>R.      GENTS' FURNISHINGS.
HOUSE FURNISHINGS, CLOTHING,
CARPETS, BOOTS & SHOES.
THE GRIM REAPER
Garners in Another Victim Without
A Moment's Warning:.
COLUMBIA HOUSE
NAKUSP, B. C.,;
Coming & Rodd, Props.
  X
The bar is stocked with the finest
r '
brands of .wines, liquors
and cigars.
rJn«
Hotel
Naklisp
This hotel* is situated near the
water front and has every accommodation for the travelling public.
U. S. THOMAS, Prop.
Friday afternoon F. G. Fauquier,
P. 0., waa notified of the discovery
of the body of a man in a log cabin,
on the north side of Slocan Ave.,
some distance west of Broadway.
He at once made an investigation,
and found the man lying on his face
in a bunk in the .cabin, mentioned.
His name was" Charles Johnson, a
native of Sweden. He had been
boarding at the" Prosnect House since
March, but had slept in the cabin
with three others. Johnson, who was
a man of magnificent physique and
about 32 years of age, had been employed on the McMartin contract on
the railway till the latter part of February. He had been paid oil' on May
1st, and on Thursday commenced
drinking heavily around town. In
the afternoon he was discovered lying on the street by a couple of Jiis
companions who carried him to his
bunk to sleep off she effects "of the
:
When witness returned from fishing
on Friday afternoon deceased was
dead but he was all right when
he went out, he being a sleeps
Andrew Swanson last saw deceased
on Thursday noon at Prospect House.
He was considerably the worse for
liquor at the time. . He was asleep in
the evening in the cabin when witness went. iu. During the night he
was very restless, yelling frequently
in his sleep. Witness slept in the
bunk overhead. He had never heard
him complain of illness. Witness
did not know anything about his
people, and did not think he had any
relatives in this country. He;. had
known deceased since last August.
Witness' was of opinion that the deceased died from the effects ofthe
drink. •
John   Anderson   was   acquainted
with the deceased,   having kuown
him since last August.    He had been
living with him for   the past five
weeks.    He had last seen   deceased
alive on Thursday night, he being
asleep on the bunk, about 9 o'clock.
Deceased   disturbed   witness about
midnight by his cries     He had turn-
CULTUS BILL'S DEATH.
Tite Tragic Pate of a Bad Siwash at
Hall's Landing.
SUMMIT LAKE, B. C.
Good accommodations for travellers.
The bar is supplied with a good
stock of Wines, Liquors ,
and Cigars.
RISDALE  &  McKAY,   Proprietors.
liquor.    He was very restless during | ed over on J-lis faX5e in the- bed darillg
the night, but appeared easier.in the
morn ins: when the other inmates of
the cabin woi.S out fishing.    Return-
ing at 2 o'clock they found him dead,
and notified Officer Fauquier.- ■• -
It is presumed death resulted from
heart disease superinduced by tho
drink. Death must have been very
easy with him, as there was no sign
of a struggle. On his person was
found $32.50, besides papers, one of
which was written in the Swedish
language to a friend in Aberdeen,
Wash., where deceased had some
property. Johnson was a temperate
man and well-liked. He had no relatives in America.
Saturday morning Officer Fauquier
held a court of investigation at the
the time witness had been at break-
fastt about G a. ni. Deceased appeared all right when witness left the
cabin to go to work. He had never
been ill during the time .witness knew
him. Deceased came from the north
of Sweden, from a place called Ncu-
land.
, Swanson, being.recalled,  said that
he had been in the cabin on Thursday noon, to get some matches off the
the table. He noticed deceased ly ing
in bed, but paid no attention to him.
John Bergland last saw deceased
alive about 0 or 10 o'clock Friday
morning. He was then sleeping in
the bunk, and witness concluded not
to disturb him.   He was resting easi-
Hall's Landing is on the Columbia
river, near the head of the upper Arrow Lake. Quite a number of ranchers live in tlie neighborhood of the
Landing, amongst the number being
Samuel Hill. Last Saturday, a Siwash known by the name of Oultus
(no good) Bill, came on to Mill's ranch
for the purpose of shooting game.
Hill objected to this, and-warned the
red man to get off of the ranch. Cul-
tus Bill replied by tiring at Hill, but
did not hit him.' Hill repaired to his
cabin, procured his gun and in company with two other men, returned
to where Oultus BilLwas and once
more requested him to desist from
hunting on the ranch. Bill by way
of an. answer raised his gun to fire at
the rancher, but was not quick
enough. Hill got the drop on him
and after firing- one shot at the Indian
jumped behind a tree and fired a
second time, killing Oultus .Bill almost immediately. Hill gave himself up to the authorities and. at the
inquest in 1 Revelstoke was exonerated
on the grounds of self defense.
NAKUSP, B. O,
ROBT. MADDEN, Prop.
ale.
Beautifully situated on the Lako shore at the entrance to the best and shortest road to tlie Slocan
mines and New Denver. The best fishing and
hunting in the district,'.with grand boating and
sketching facilities for tourists and artiste. The
bar'is supplied with the best brands of wines
liquors and cigars. The accommodations of the
Hotel are the best.
The first witness called  was Gus
Johnson, who said he had last seen
deceased alive on Friday morning at
6.30.    He had last spoken to him on
Wednesday night   in   Mr.  Nault:s.
Deceased was asleep in the cabin on
Thursday night when witness retired.
He appeared to be ill from the effects
of drink,  crying out several times
during the night in his dreams. Witness slept in same bunk as deceased,
who had never complained of being
ill previously.    He had known him
two months, but knew nothing of his
history.    Deceased  owned property
in Aberdeen, Wash;, and had been a
good deal   around Gray's   Harbor.
Iv with his face downwards.    He ap-
Prospect House, the following persons   pcared t0  bo all riffht at the time.
acting as a jury, J. T. Nault, W. C. I Witness helped to carry him to the
Muirhead, T. Abriel, R. Hewett, D. shack, with 0. Anderson, about 2 p.
A. McDougald and C.' E. Smitherin-  m. Thursday,   deceased being very
drank at the time.    He was lying on
the street when picked up.
O.Anderson last saw deceased alive
on Thursday afternoon about 3 o'clock
lying drunk on the street. Witness
and Bergland picked him up and pat
him in his bunk. Gus Johnson and
witness had .been out fish ing an d
when they .returned deceased was
found dead in his bunk. Witness
knew nothing of- deceased or his antecedents, but was inclined to think he
had no relatives in this country. He
had two.lots in Aberdeen, Wash., in
partnership with another man.
The jury after weighing the evidence submitted, came to the conclusion that, in absence of medical opinion,
death resulted from natural causes.
Johnson was buried on Saturday
morning in the cemetery, according
to the rites ofthe Church ot 'England.
Of Interest to Merchants.
In order to expedite the delivery
of small shipments of freight from B.
0. coast points, the C. P. R. now load
a special car (or more, if required)
exclusively with less than carload
shipments for the Kootenay country.
These shipments leave Vancouver or
Westminster every Tuesday, reaching Revelstoke in time for the boat
leaving there Friday morning for
Robson, aud freight should reach the
different Kootenay Lake points Saturday or Sunday.
A Phenomenal Tuber.
F. Bourne has a decided phenomenon in his store, in the way of a
mammoth potato. He received it in
a large consignment from Ashcroft,
and it is now on exhibition on his
counter,, wliere it is attracting a great
deal of atfcention. It measures slightly over 20 iiiches in circumfereiice
end. over end, and just over .12 inches
around the hiise. Its weight is but
two ounces short of three pounds, but
as it is somewhat shrivelled, it must
have decreased fully half a pound
since taken out of Mother Earth.
This is a bona, fide tuber,■absolutely.',
free of bonis or appendages.
■'Captain Leach, formerly of the str.
Greyhound, running on Piiget Sound5
is acting mate on the Lytton. MIMERAL^FLOAT.
Picked up in Different Parts of West
KootenaV.
J. E. Losee has bonded the Tenderfoot gokLclaim, on .Game's, creek. .
Eight men are, employe*! • ma.king
a w&gon road to the Alpha from Silverton.
Two shifts of nine men each are
workJng.Qn the t Mountain .Chief, on
the upraise from the lower tunnel.
t W. &>Maini will rush work on the
Reid # Robinson group, near Silver-
ton, so .soon as the $now disappears.
A. Whelan and W. Kirkup have
located a ledge of free milling ore, on
McCulloch creek, that assays"$60 per
ton in gold.
A. R. Abercrombie made aistrike
of quartz last week, on. Eight-Mile
creek, that will go over $1,000 per
ton in gold.
Kaslo parties hiive -bonded the Alpha claim. for a tidy sum. R, Fpran
and G. Raulston wilMiave charge of
the development work.
Work is to be commenced on the
Big Bend road from" Revjelptpke':with?,
out delay. The Government appropriated $8,000 for the improvement.
There is, a great stampede of miners into the'Big Bend country this
spring from Revelstoke, several boat:
loads having gone in by the river
route.      .. a'. 1,.  ..      ,;:
- Capt. Moore, who recently bonded
the Alamo and Lincoln claims, has a
good thing in his investment. Both
claimaiareli&oWing^up well, the for-
-    mer stripping, four feet of clean ore.
A. L. Davenport will place a gang
of men at work repairing the road
between the stamp mill and the Poor-
man mine. There are 500 tons of ore
to be run through the mill this summer.
A second ^, vein,.; of considerable
width and richness, has beenstruck
on the main tunnel of the Black Diamond, 4)wned" by *J.: F.. Stevens, at
Ainsworth. Tiie strike was- made at
a distance of 280 feet from the mouth,
or 180 feet farther-in than the first
vein, which is six feet wide.
Considerable new; worjt \ has been
done/on'thtexRip ^U Winkle mine,in
the Big Bend country. A new wing
dam has been cpnstr.ucted, fopmihg
another channel 3j5Q long, The men
will have to drive 25g fe^t of/tunnel
ere bed rock is strue& ata tlie jjbot of
the present shaft,' which is 40 feet in
'.. 'depth. a '■/■   P"-- '•■ ''•■- \-
. A .,   ■<   ■■-•: A A ,-.y   .-,•..•   .
The concentrator erected at No. 1
mine,   Ainsworth,   is  now  running
steadily and doing excellent work.
Five treats, amounting to 40 tons, are
handled daily, reducing five tons to
one.    The assays made on the ore are
very gratifying, showing 4, GOO oz. of | office:—
silver to. eight tons of ore.   Messrs.
Clarke and Carter stre the lessees ot
the mine.
HORACE W. BUCKE
LAW AND CONVEYANCING
OFFICE,
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Buchanan Bl'k.Kaslo.B.C.
DOQT,QB  ,  ,-,,-•
J. R B. fcOtfERS,
KASLO, B. C.
Graduate of /Trinity University, Toronto. , JMembei? of college Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario.
A. % HpLprcH,
1 Qjf Swansea and Wigan,
Analytical Chemist and Assayer.
The oldesc and most experienced
Assayer in the Province.
R. STRATim
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KA3LO CITY,       -'    . -      .'    B.C.
? The only practical Watcjimaker in
tjie Kootenay ^District.' Orders by-
mail receive; pronvpt, attention.
lAJX-Y" "
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THE GLOB
.1 s**..*        rf-t -*—»,
±t-r ^1$   - *(Yt    ** 1 '
REVELSTOKE,        B.C.
NEELAND'S     BROS.,
NELSON, B.C..
Landscape Photographers
Keep a large quantity of Architypes
and   Steel  Engravings   in   stock
Pictures'fmme4'to order.. '-- ; -y--—-
KASLO & NEW DENVER
KASLO, B, C,
Js open night and day and supplies
its "patrons with everything ih the
market.   Call in.
; GEO: PAQUIN,
- - •    ■"■/;.-      ,      -Proprietor.
AFend&Kenward
WHOLESALE & RETAIL.
t'J
OYSTERS,
FISH 8l
., PQMLTRY.
TR. AfifiOW,
(CAPTAIN,    -   C. H. VANDERBURG.
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WILL leave Nakusp every Monday and Friday
\VM-9ttoi30 n.ui.'i^±a.rde3M and JRevelstokc. =.^
'Returning, will leave Revelstoke for Lardeau
and Nakusp on Tuesdays and Saturdays, at 6:30
a.m. *     . ^     .     ..... ..
? The Boat"will ciilVat the Hot Springs, Thbni-
■son'srLandlng^Hall'a Landing, ana Green Slide,
jcpnlingarid*going.,"1'' *     *~   -•,•«-• ':-.»>
"! Ample   accommodation   for   passengers ,and
freight.      . %
VANDERBURG & SINGLING; ^r
Proprlfetors.
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CANADIAN '
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PACIFIC
-      - - •    ^ V   f  t •
RAILWAV.
EEYEE_T0B_' Tit tTABlE.
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Atlantic Express arrives at IpiOQ.DaSXy
Pacific ** '•• 16:55,,   •«
J .?s-
SPokANE,
., JL1   Howard   Street,
-WASH.
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MAIL STAGE AND FREIGHT LINE.
!-«•
Stages leave Kaslo daily at 8 a.m.
^ for New Denver. 2 \> Returning will
leave New . Denver for Kaslo at
same hour.
Satisfaction is  Guaranteed.
A. J. SCOTT,   ,
Manager.-
THE   STEAMER
a.-'       -A" i\.,       '•• i\••»•«. l
G. L. ESTABROOKS,
MASTER,
EROHANT
TAILOR,
LEAVES New Denver eyery.day except Sunday
for Silverton, at1'7 a.m.,'and for Bonanza
Citv at 8 a.m. Returning, the steamer leaves
Bonanza City-for New Denver at 3 p.m. the same
day.        ,
Slocan Trading & Navigation Co., (Ltd.)
W. C. McKINNON.
Secretary
iSLfr.*'
i Cheapest, most reliable" and safe,route to Montreal,1 Toronto, .St.  Paul/ Chicago; «New';Yofrk,
and1 Boston.   Rates $3 to S10 lower thanrany other '
route. -''•    '.''•'■■
Si^ecially fitted1 Colonist?4 Cars, in charge of a-
porter, for the.accommodation of passengers holding second-class tickets."
Passengers ^booked to and from all European
points at lowest rates. "
Low freight rates. Quick despatch. Merchants
will save money by haviug their freight routed via
theC.P.R." ' •'        " '   '•     -
Full and reliable information given by applying
to-   -      <v, ••'.-.       ,     ' Jv    '      '. ><   . f-r::   A
GEO. McL. BROWN,      I. T. BREWSTER, ,
Asst Gen. Freight Agent,    Local Agent, ,s?
, , Vancouver. , .Revelstoke.
s
RAILWAY.
Nelson & Fort Sheppard
RAILWAY.
Steam Nav. Co., Ltd.
m^EE CARD No. S.
In Effect Tuesday, April Ifth, 1894.
KASLO,
9KJ9
ACOOPERABBS
ATTORNEY
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CONVEYANOER,
14t6.
FALL    RAIL   ROUTE    TO    SPOKANE.
i'Leave7a,m.        NELSON.        Arrive 5:40 p.m.
'K  The only through route from Nelson, Kaslo,
Kootenay Lake and all Slocan       ..:■;■ =
■....' ; ■'..   Points,:. ■'■'-..\:<    ' : i, :.
Through Trains Semi-Weekly.
REVELSTOKE ROUTE—
.., STR. COLUMBIA. ,
[   (Connecting with the Canadian Pacific Railway for all Eastern and Coast Points.)
s Leaves Robson on Wednesdays and Saturdays at
f   "  5 p.m.
^Leaves Revelstoke on Tuesdays and Fridays at
\      4 a.m. ■   -
^Passengers from-Nelson should take theC.&'K.
}      trains • leaving at 3 p.m., on Tuesdays and
!      Fridays.
(;     ; . .KASLO ROUTE—STR. NELSON. ■      .
(Connecting with the Nelson & Fort Sheppard
Railway for all Eastern and Coast
A Points and for Spokane.
{"[■LEAVES .NELSON :'        '^'':>     LEAVES KASLO :  .'-
I   Mondays;"     *  9 x  a.m.       Tuesdays,    3 a.m.
I   Wednesdays,   5:40 pVm.       Thursdays,  8 a.m.
\   Thursdays,      5      p;m.       Fridays,   ,  3 a.m;
j   Saturdays,       5:40   p.m.       Sundays,    8 a.m.
6ir Tuesdays and Fridays, trains will run
^through to Spokane,arrivitig same day. Returning
passengers will leave Spokane at 7 a.m.on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving at Nelson &ty'5:40 p.
'm.,! same ^ffaiy;' making close connection with the
', steamer Nelson for Kaslo and all Kootenay lake
■■:'.■     ■. -    >'■ points.
Special Attention to^ iining|c^^|^^e^^a^nf^
Interests.
FRONT, SO^    KASLO, B.C.
. ■ > a '   -1, ■
Over Byer's Hardware Store.
(same day) at 1 p.m.
Pa^fe'ngers ny steamer from above points arrive
in Spokane same evening. , a
Passengers for KettleT River j and Boundary
Creek coiwi'ect at Marcus with stage on Mondays
and Tuesdays.
j BONNER'S FERRV ROUTE—
| • ■'.;"..._"■ STR. SPOKANE. ■■■"■
■   (Connecting with the Great Northern Railway
for all Eastern points, Spokane and     ;
the Coast.) .;■. >..-. ■....:»•
Leaves Kaslo at 3 a.m. and, Nelson at 7:15 a.m. on
a 'Tuesdaysand Fridays.: *^':- - ■• -'A:
Leaves Bonner's Ferry at 2 a.m.on Wednesdays
arid Saturdays.
The company reserves the right to change this
schedule at any, time without notice. A,   -A,.- 7y;
For full inforniationas to [tickets, rates, etc/., a p
ply at the Company's offices, Nelson, B.C.      !
T. ALLAN* Sec^y; -       J. W; TR0UP,A
Nelson,'B.C. Manager.
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:22^*^p;w^yj$ :X£Wy THE DISTRICT LEDGE.
Outcroppings   of
Varied
a  Sparkling
Nature.'
and
,   When in Kaslo call on Billy Kellem
and "get a square meal for 25ets.   f
Fire did considerable damage to the
roof of the Nelson House, ih that town
on Thursdav last.
Nelson firemen are agitating for
proper fire-fighting apparatus, the
estimated cost of which will he $250
J. Kirkup, late Government agent
at Revelstoke, has, with his wife and
ehild, gone on a visit to Kemptville,
Ont.
An athletic . association has been
formed in Nelson, with J. Elliott as
president and G. A. Bigelow as secretary.
When.in Kaslo stop at the Great
Northern Hotel. Rates reasonable.-
Headquarters for Hudson Bay Co.'s
goods. _.. t
Kaslo had a surfeit of police court
cases last week, arising chiefly put of
the Comique Theatre embroglio, or
the actions of some.of its attaches.
Hugh Ross has been appointed by
the Government to superintend the
expenditure of its appropriations for
trails and roads in the north riding
this summer.
Notwithstanding    the   pursuasive
ability exercised by Kaslo's legal fra-
'ternity, the Licensing Board of that
city has refused to renew the liquor
license ofthe Comique Theatre.
The adherents of the Government
in Kaslo held, a meeting in the Presbyterian church (!) last week and
pledged their undivided support to G.
O. Buchanan, the party's candidate in
the south riding.
Rev. D. M. Martin and wife are
removing from Kaslo, much to the regret of the citizens. Rev. Mr. Hunter, from Glasgow, Scotland, has arrived to succeed Mr. Martin as pastor
ofthe Presbyterian flock.
A public meeting was held in
Bourne's hall, Revelstoke, last Tues-
day evening, in support of RHowson,
as a candidate for political, honors in
the north. The meeting is said to
have been a tame one, and as a result-Mr. Howson has resigned his political aspirations.
FaC. Gamble, Government >ngi-
Keer,accompanied by Lieut!Cochrane
and Capt.-F. P. Armstrong, R. N, and
four men, have made the trip from
Golden to Revelstoke, around the Big
Bend of the Columbia river, in ten
days, after a rough trip. The journey was taken at the instance of the
Dominion Government to ascertain
the extent of the impediments to navigation.
ROBSON   HOTEL,
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This hotel is the best in town; and
has ample accommodation for tfav-
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ellers.    The bar is supplied with
y wines, liquors and cigars^
LOUIS LEVESQUE.
BONANZA CITY HOTEL,
SLOCAN   LAKE.'
Plenty of accommodations for travellers.   Good beds and. good meals
Bar stocked with wines, liquors - and
cigars.
John Madden, Prop.
If   you   have    Money   and
want to   meet   Monied
Men  stop at tlie
Wholesale Dealers in Oranges, Lemons,Apples,' Bananas,
and all kinds of Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, Batter, Eggs,
Nuts,. Canc^, Cigars, Etc.    The largest Shippers in the
Northwest.
518 and 520 First avenue, Spokane, Wash.
The; Kootenay  'lake   Saw   Mill,
i
Development is to be prosecuted on
a large scale on the Fisher Maiden
and Silverton mines by the bondholders,   Messrs.  Hughes, Mann, Ewart,
Montgomery and Davenport
NEW DENVER, B. C.
9
The proprietor has on hand
THREE MILLION FEET OF LOGS
QS L S
BEAR LAKE,  B. C.
Everything new about the house ex-.
cept the whisky and landlord. :
Everybody gets a hearty
welcome and plenty
to eat.
Gorman West,
Proprietor.
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CO
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In lengths of from 1% to 50 feet.   Any kind
of bill stuff can be cut at short notice.
1,000,000 FT. ROUGH LUMBER; 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.; One Carload Diy Fir'
Clear Ceiling; 4 Carloads of Clear Cedar,
for Finish.; One Carload Glass, Paints, Oils,
etc.,* including Fancy Grlass,Wood Stains, etc.
' G.   O.   BUCHANAN.
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Is issued at Nakusp, B.C., every Thursday.
Wet weather, snow slides, hard times, or the
sheriff never hinders its publication. It
comes 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 we do
ng  :     ::   :;:
At prices that do not discord with the despondent price of silver. Published every Thursday.
R.    T.    LOWEBT,    EDITOR    AND
FINANCIER.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES:
ONE YEAR ......
SIX MONTHS .'..
THREE MONTHS,
.$3.00
. 1.50
.1.00
Advertising rates funiished on application.
to contributors;
Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay
District and communications upon live topics
always acceptable. Write on botli sides of the
paper if you wish. Always send something- good,
no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it
is hot, and we will do the rest.
THURSDAY,   MAY 17, 1894
N. & S. R. COMMISSION.
The Royal Commission appointed
by the Local Government to inquire
into its alleged misdoings in connection with the, building cf the Nakusp
& Slocan Railway, held its first sitting in Victoria last Wednesday.
Chief Justice Sir, Matt. B. Begbie and
Hon. Mr. Burbidge, of the Exchequer
Court, were the presiding dignitaries,
while the Government, Inland Construction Co., and the N.&S.B.Co.
were respectively represented by
counsel. These alone of the manv
interested parties put in an appear-'
ance, with the possible' exception of
Hon. Mr. Beaven, leader ofthe Opposition, who occupied a juror's seat
merely as a spectator.
Routine proceedings were in due
time disposed of, followed by the
summons for.the complainants to ma'ke
good their several plaints. Strange
to relate no tangible response was
forthcoming, and the huge nightmare
of pre-supposed bribery and corruption so assiduously alleged and reared by the Opposition terminated in a
fiasco. Sir Matthew, however, very
clearlv stipulated that the Commission, notwithstanding the failure of
the complainants to materialize, would
proceed with its labors. The honesty
of the Government had been questioned, and it would be the.duty of the
presiding judges to investigate minutely the dealings of Hon. Mr. Davie
and his confreres with the construction of our railway and the guaranty
of the interest on its bonds.
Hon. Mr. Beaven, ere the Court
adjourned, arose and stated that, as
a member of the Legislature, he
should like to address the Commissioners oh the matter in question, and
this he did at considerable length upon the re-assembling of the Commission next day. Mr. Beaven reviewed the incidents of the now memorable debate in the House on the Railway Bill, and though making no
specific charge, he had recourse to
insinuation and inuendo. He championed the cau^e of the Opposition and
sought to defend the action of the
member for Nanaimo—who, by the
way, is the chief accuser—in not ap
pearing before the Commission On the
ground that the manner in which the
charges were framed by the accused
precluded his attendance.
No one would appreciate the detection and punishment of wrongdoing
in official circles more so than ourselves, but while courting the strictest
enquiry into the Government's dealings with our railway, as we stated
a few weeks ago, still we cannot other
than feel confident that Mr. Davie and
his administration will be held blameless of any attempt at malfeasance.
And this belief has been materially
strengthened by the proceedings of
the Commission thus far. The Government stood prepared to defend its
good name, but .its rabid traducers
demonstrated the weight/-to be attached to their allegations by failing
to appear. This question will have
its due effect upon the approaching
elections, and Mr. Davie, we feel
certain will not be the loser by it.
Sir John Thompson has introduced
a bill into the House of Commons
making Labor Day, the first Monday
in September, a statutory holiday.
Inspector Fletcher has been instructed by Postmaster-General on
Mr. Mara's representations to provide
increased mail service between Nakusp and New Denver and also on
Kootenay lake.
The voter's list for the north riding
as at present compiled, numbers on
its pages but 360 votes, 120 names
having been dropped. In many
cases an injustice has been done, in
thus striking from the list men of undoubted standing and repute. Notably is that the case in this town, where,
among others, D. A. McDougald—our
own undaunted Mac—has been denied the boasted privilege of a British
subject. These defects, however, will
be remedied before June 22, and with
the applications now in the total
strength of the electorate will approximate 500 votes.     '  a
and following, and it will take powerful influences to overcome him.
The battle will be a sharp one, but
there is a fighting chance for victory
for the Government forces.
When in this neighborhood a few
weeks ago, Postoffice Inspector Fletcher asserted that West, Kootenav
contained * 'the worst set of kickers"
imthe entire province. This may be J
taken for granted, but the all-powerful dignitary in question had ample
proof ere he left us that tlie inhabitants of this district were not asking
redress for imaginary evils. But we
have yet another grievance that he
has omitted to rectify, i.e., American
mail via Spokane.. At present our
mail, as well as that for Revelstoke.
New Denver and Three Forks,°is first
sent to Nelson for redistribution and
then forwarded, to its destination.
This causes a needless delay of several days. Business pe>ple are put to
continual and vexatious inconvenience by. the arrangement, as i.heir
goods arrive several days ahead of
the invoices. The former are transhipped to the boat at Northport and
brought on without losing time, while
the mail has to be sent on to Nelson
to be resorted. Now, Mr. Fletcher,.
you know this ought not to be, and a
remedy should be forthcoming. ■ Put
your massive brain in operation, and
if you do we feel certain you can
evolve a scheme to help us out.
RE-OPENED.
HAVING re-onened the Hot Springs Hotel, in
Banff, I will be pleaded to see all mv old Customers, and as many new one? as possible.   Satisfaction Guaranteed.   Our   Rates  will  be found
reasonable.
30-5t. FRANK BEATTY.
FOSTER .:«■': WINTERS
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NEW DENVER,
B. C.r
Is one of the best in the Slocan district.    Call in.
G. M. SPENCER,
Hairdresser.
SLOCAN AVE.     -    NAKUSP, B.C.
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Proprietor.
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The bar is ; stocked with the finest
brands of wines  liquors and cigars.
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G. O. Buchanan has been nominated by the Government supporters of
the south riding as their candidate in
the next general elections. The convention held at Nelson, though somewhat hastily gotten up, was a representative and unanimous one, and the
list of resolutions tacked upon the
proffer of the nomination to Mr.
Buchanan was short and to the point.
In accepting the candidature Mr.
Buchanan made a speech that not
only received the endorsation of the
convention, but has been greeted
with approbation throughout the province. The candidate is a strong one;
in fact, the strongest in the Govern-;
ment ranks in the district. Although
an influential business man,possessed
of superior oratorical talents, and assured of the undivided support of a
large body of the electorate, it mustf _"Rustic,
■ .   " ' ■      j. Shiplap,
not be Supposed   that he has  an easy j.' Surfaced Dressed,
-■    »       t . -BJ-     tt •   -I   A liberal discount on large orders for Cash,
campaign before him.    Mr. Hume is J
an opponent of undoubted stamina* PETER GENELLE & Co
'AVING- been appointed agent for a large
wholesale tailoring' establishment in Eastern Cana-
da,I beg leave to state that
I 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 fit promised or no
pay. See my Samples,
which have just arrived.
NAKUSP,
B.C.
HAVING-placed some new
Machinery in our Mill,
we are prepared to furnish
all kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber and Shingles at
greatly reduced Prices.
Rough Lumber, narrow,
" ".       wide,
Joist and Scantling, sized up to
18 feet long,
18'to 24'
24 'to 30'
Flooring, T&G,G"
V joint Ceiling, 4 "
■   NAKUSP. B. C.    ,■■■"
/,a:a': PropMetor.. ; - ,"
Choice    location and   commands a beautiful view
of the surrounding
country.
The Bar is supplied wit n the
best brands of all kinds of
wines, liquors and cigars.
$10 oo
$11 00 to $12  00
$11 00
$12 00
$13 00
$20 00
$22 00j
$22 00
$19 00
$14 00
$13 00
The Dining Room is supplied
with all the delicacies of
the season.
Charges Moderate.
A Call Solicited..
Slocan Ave.
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i"l PBOMISXNG- OUTLOOK
For
a   G-ay   Time   at   the Queen's
Birthday Celebration.
Monday evening of last week a
special meeting of the management,
aquatic and horse-racing committees
for tiie Queen's birthday celebration
was held in T. Abriel's ofiice. Upon
the assemblage being called to order
F. G. Fauquier, chairman, stated
that a slight,feeling of dissatisfaction
had been aroused at the apportioning
of the prize money, because none had
been donated towards a baseball
game. To allay this it was decided
to take 8f20 from the aquatic sports
and apply it as a- trophy to be competed for on the diamond, A stipulation was added that the game
should' be played iu tlie forenoon. If
no outside nine appears then two local teams will compete for the supremacy.
The secretary was instructed to invite Messrs. Howson, Tapping,Kellie,
Brown and Haskins, ot Revelstoke;
McKay, Lardeau; and McDougald
to be present at the celebration.
The printing committee reported
the posters issued, and orders were
given for their distribution in the
neighboring towns. Several questions relating to the size.of the pavilion, dancing, music, sale of refreshments thereat, etc., were left to the
committee in charge and the meeting
adjourned.
On Monday evening of this week
another meeting of the management
committee was held in tiie usual
place, and it proved decidedly interesting in more ways than one. The
committee, after indulging in a warm
discussion for a seemingly interminable period, finally decided by the
chairman's casting vote, to ratify the
stand taken by the pavilion committee in calling for tenders for the sale
of tlie right to sell refreshmeucs in the
building during the celebration.
Matters referring to decorations, baseball paraphernalia, etc., were satis
factorily disposed of. Before adjourn
ment it was resolved upon that all
sub-committees, should report to the
management committee on Wednesday night; when .the programme will
be definitely arranged and issued.
Considerable headway has been
made during the uwcek with the preparations, each committee looking
after their particular feature in an
energetic and painstaking maimer,
which augurs well for the siiccens of
the celebration. The horse-racing
committee has had a course ruled off
on Broadway and put into good shape,
the holes having been filled up and
the debris removed. The adherents
ofthe old-time favorite game of baseball have also been out in force and
levelled off a diamond on the corner
of Slocan avenue and Broadway.
The frame of the pavilion has been
erected, all that is lacking being the
I flooring and decorations. These will
be placed in position on Wednesday.
The pavilion is 30x(50 feet in size.
Great interest is being" evinced in
the' sports, would-b^ contestants in
the several events practising incessantly. It all .the thoroughbreds enter the horse races that are being put
through their paces, there will be no
lack ol sport in that line. Word has
been received from the surrounding
towns that a big crowd will be present, chiefly from Revelstoke.   '   ■
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G. Leask, a former realty man oi
Kaslo, was in town this week from
New Denver.
M. Mclnnes brought in several carloads of stock from Calgary on Tuesday's boat.
J. Tierney, who has been bookkeeping for Mann Bros, during the
winter at Three Forks, is once more
in town.
LOST.
ON the dock, at Nakusp, a Fine Gold Cuff Button
with the monogram J. C. G. engraved upon
it.   The finder will lie suitably rewarded by lcav-
mc; the fame on the steamer Columbia.
:52-!,f. . CAPT. J. C. GORE.
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GROCERIES and PROVISIONS at very low prices-
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DRY GOODS  DEPT.
Underwear. Hosiery,
Mens' Furnishings,
Mens'Ready Made
Clothing-,
Gloves, Ribbons. Silks,
Satins, Cashmeres,
Melton & Serge Cloths,
Carpets, Blinds, Cottons, Hats and Caps,
'Tlouse ■& Table Linens,
Boots and Shoes.
0R00ERY DEPT.      HARDWARE DEPT.
Hungarian Flour,
Sugars, Bacon, Hams
Coffees, Teas, Spices,
Jains, 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, Flat,Square Iron
Oils,   Faints,   Glass,
Horse Shoes and Nails,
Cutlery,
Glassware,
Crockery,
Stationery.
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.With, the completion •/of  the Nakusp .'&. Slocan Railroad,  Thousands of tons of
ore will be. brought'
-'steamer for .Revelstoke.   " -■'
©old. and Silver Ledges have been discovered within three miles of Nakusp,
The '.'town-.', already
with a capacity-of. 30,
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^^STi-.^-rCTJTfffiMii^fl-* • TIN HOEN CITY NEWS.
The Sons of Best  Nominate a Rip
Bearing Candidate.
brilliant platform and satisfied that
Pete would rake in the pot at the close
of the polling day.
Wm. Hunter.
W C. McKiNi^pN.
CARIBOO'S ATTRACTIONS
The Sons of Rest met in Eed Mike's
cabin last evening. After a collection had been taken, to assist in buying ambulance wagons for Coxey's
army, Galena Pete, the white-metaled orator of Siwash Mountain, arose
to his pedal extremities and allowed
his eloquence to mingle with the ozone
as follows:
Beloved   Partners   and Folks,—
As is the custom of the hour I desire to offer myself as a sacrifice for
this constituency at the  approaching j
Provincial election.    I
3-inch planks in my platform, a few
of which I will enumerate:
I shall at all times do my best to
drink all the whiskey the other members of the House will buy, with or
without water.
I will pass a law to help
miner. I will give all
for, including a grub stake.
I will make it a criminal olfense
for bull dogs to follow dudes in this
Are Drawing: Lots of Capital from the
United States.
the free
he  asks
golden Province.
1 will endeavor to give capitalists
all the timber limits in the Province,
provided they , dig /Up occasionally.
I will will have a law passed compelling the Si washes to cut their hair
I will have the streets of Tin Horn
City paved with Big Bend gold, and
a law passed to prevent people from
catching coldw
I shall endeavor to get a million
dollars for the Kaslo & Slocan Rail
way,  with the understanding that
the road is to be finished within one
hundred years.
I will have all the hotels in the Kootenay eountrv plastered, and make it
a criminal offehse to board a man
longer than a year without; pay.
I will do all in my power to pre
vent young ladies from chewing gum.
I will protect the Chinese, and have
no government office filled by a Canadian.
My Redistribution Bill will give this
district fifty members, and my new
Tramp -law will enable every hobo to
ride free in Pullman cars.
I am in favor of building a wagon
road to the moon, in order to open up
more room for townsites.
I will pass a law to prevent moss
from growing on the backs ofthe B.
C. ranchers.
The above are a few samples from
my-lumber yard of planks, but I will
not weary you with any more except
that 1 will run on,a straight Govern
ment-Independent-Opposition ticket,
and if I am elected I will not bother
you again for four years. |
Galena Pete sat down amid great \
applause, and the members filed outj
of the cabin feeling pleased with his 3
The old Cariboo country,  which in
former years turned out $60,000,000
in gold, may have a new lease of
prosperity this summer.   A company
is now working ten  miles east of
Barkerville, on an enterprise which
its promoters believe will result in
bringing more gold to the surface
than has yet come out of the district.
The plan is to sink a shaft to the bot-
have many^ torn of the channel of Slough creek,
which drains half a dozen smaller
streams, each of which has in the past
yielded from §1,000,000 to $2,500,000
in gold.
W. F. Sargert of Tacoma, secretary
ofthe company says: "We secured
a government lease two years ago.
It covers a section of the Slough valley, one-half mile wide and three
miles long. Then we began drilling
holes at intervals of 100 feet across
the valley. Finally we found the
deepest point in the old channel, after
passing through forty feet of gravel,
160 feet of clay and 45 more feet of
gravel to bed rock. Next we ran a
drainage tunnel 2,150 feet long to the
top of the clay bed at point where we
are to sink the shaft. The contract
for sinking the shaft has been let and
we hope to have it finished so we can
begin work at bed rock in, Julf or
August.':';'
"If there is anything in it there are
millions, and we are confident that
we will get plenty of gold. This is
the old channel through which the
water ran for thousands of years before taking its present course. :r If the
upper bars can now pay their millions
year after year, what must the bed
rock be like?"
New Denver and Silverton.
DEALERS !N GENERAL MERCHANDISE.
All kinds of Miners' supplies kept constantly in stock.
. C. Joslyn Isle Co,
Dealers in.
Pianos,  Organs,  Musicians'   Supplies, Sewing Machines, and
Supplies.
SPOKANE, - - WASH.
ROYAL COMMISSION.
In the Matter of the Nakusp & Slocan Railway.
Box canyon is open at last, and the
men who have been blasting out the
sharp rocks, that kept boats from running have finished their work and
returned to their homes. Their tools
and supplies have been stored and
when the water falls next autumn 'a
gang of men will return and take
down some of the sharp points that
cannot now be reached. The steamer
will not begin making trips until
September because of high water.
Within the next two year's all the
best lands in the Pend d'Oreilie valley will be taken up.
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.
"VTOTICE is hereby given that under and by vir-
•^ 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 11 o'clock in the
forenoon, for the purpose of opening the said Commission and of entering upon and conducting the
inquiries relating to the several matters mentioned
in the Resolution of the Honorable the House of
Assembly, praying that such Commission might
issue, which Resolution was approved by an Order
in Council dated the 16th of April, instant. And
all parties interested ill such inquiries or in the
matters in such Resolution referred to, and who
may wish to bring forwai'd charges or exeulpatioiis
or evidence relating thereto, shall be heard.
Dated at Victoria. B.C., 25th April, 1894.
MATT. B. BEGBIE,
G. W. BURBIDGE, -
32-St. Commissioners.
Third. The interests of the province were not
safeguarded in the agreement between the Government and the Nakusp and Slocan Railway Company, and the policy of the Government in pledging the credit of the province, in order tliat speculative companies may profit, thereby, is to be condemned.
Fourth. After making provision for the payment ef the running expenses of the Government,
expenditures should be con lined solely to the building and betterment of wagon roads and other
works that are for the free use and benefit of 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
tliat the land in the railway belt along the Canadian Pacific Railway be thrown open to settlement
under the land laAvs of the province; the amendment of the Land Act so that it will do an amicable contract between the province and tho settler,
eliminating all discretionary powers of the Chief
"'"To
it so as to permit  the  outright purchase ef small
For Member of the Legislative Assembly for the South Riding of
the West Kootenay District:
Platform Adopted in Convention.
10 MILES FEGMMSLO.
Accommodations for travellers. Good
stables. The bar is stocked with
choice liquors and cigau. Pack
train in connection with _he house.
Goods taken to any part of the
mountains..
actons
WHEREAS the men who upbuilt tlie Dominion
W 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 nien
who, by accident of birth, imagine themselves
rulers by Divine right. Therefore be it resolved-
First. That we hold as reprehensible the pn
tice of appointing non-residents to official positio
in interior districts,and we maintain that ail offices,
^vhere practicable, should be filled by residents of
of the district wherein the official performs 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
dence in the integrity of the Legislative Assembly,
and through it an insidious poison is disseminated
that in time will find its way through the whole
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
Mcdonald beos. , Props    jra__S5f $8Sa£
Commissioner of Lands and Works; also amending
o permit the outright purchase ef small
tracts in all unsurveyed mountainous districts.
Sixth. The timber lands of the 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.
Seventh. The development of the mining industry should not be hampered by legislation that
makes the procurement of titles to surface rights
impossible; that levies unequal taxation on working
miners; and that makes if difficult to compel delinquent co-owners to pay their share of the assessment work; therefore we favor tlie -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 pm-pose 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 _n Kootenay district of
terms of the county court at short mtervals; 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 tlie Government that makes no effort to render such practices impossible. The issuance of non-negotiable time checks should be made
a'punishable offence, and the issuance of 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 sub-contractors on
railways should-'have'-a means of getting speed^
redress from unjust classification and unfair inea"
surement of work by tlie appointment of an oilicia1
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 nrovisions, and by which representation is neither based on population, voting
strength nor contributed revenue.
LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE.
Nelson, April 17th, 1891.
To the Chairman and Secretary of the
South Kootenay Convention—Gentlemen: I
hereby accept the nomination for member of the
Legisiative.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 of the platform adopted
by the convention, believing them to be in tlie interest of all those that favor good government.
Thanking you and the delegates for the Honor conferred; I am respectfully yours,
R. F. Green, Esq., Chairman.
J. A. Turner,Secretary.
J. FRED HUME.
32-tf. LEDGE CROPPINGS
Track-laying will be resumed in
earnest next week.
J. T. Nault will establish his railway, camps next week.
Str. Arrow took an excursion party
to the Springs on Sunday.
The Columbia brought W. Murray's
pack train from Deer Park on Sunday
morning.
N N. Cole,   the Winnipeg tailor
was a passenger down from Revelstoke on Tuesday.
G. 0. Buchanan's residence at Nelson narrowly escaped destruction by
'fire on Sunday last.
S. T. Elliott, representative of Vernon business lirms, was a passenger
in on the Lytton Thursday.
The railway sidings leading to the
wharf hav_ been levelled and
strengthened during the week,
Trout creek settl ers are jubilant
- because of the recent   Government
appropriation of ;i,000 for trails.;
G. M. Spencer has had constructed
a 24-fobt shell for taking part iivthe
aquatic sports on the Queen's^^ birthday..-:;';-.^
When in Kaslo stop at the Great
Northern Hotel. Kates reasonable]
Headquarters for Hudson Bay Co.'s
goods.' ;■". ■■■''■■'■■ 'ta
L, McDowell and "Tip" Johnson
have secured a contract to drift a tunnel of 100 feet on the Le Roi mine on
Trail Creek.
Four flat cars were brought up on
the Lytton Sunday afternoon from
Robson. They will be used in ballasting the N.&S.R.
D. Cowan, G. D. Marsh, A. iicLel-
Ian and P. Arena purpose erecting a
hotel at Downie creek. The men
hail from Revelstoke.
Henrv Ma lion, of Vancouver, went
to New Denver this week to attend
to the assessment on the Mountain
Boomer and other properties.   ;
H. N. Coursier, of Revelstoke, was
in town Thursday, attending to the
wants of his patrons. Mr. Coursier
had extended his trip to Waneta.
The Cariboo & Kootenay Prospecting and Mining Co. are to commence
work on their placer claims in the vicinity of Trout Lake without delay.
Inspector of Marine Boilers Thompson, of Victoria, came in'on the Arrow, Saturday, to inspect the various
cauldrons on the Columbia river fleet.
The heartfelt sympathy of the entire community  is extended to Mr.'
and -Mrs. Jordan,   whose infant son
expired in Mara on Tuesday of last
week.
The Lytton took the Columbia's run
on Tuesday, the latter having been
placed at the disposal of the Van
Horne party. The Lytton,-had a big
cargo aboard.
Tlie cool -weather of the past week
has had the effect of decreasing the
depth of water in the lakes and rivers,
making navigation difficult at the
Revelstoke end.
A requisition is being circulated
throughout the riding and freely
signed requesting J. M. Kellie, M.P.
P., to stand again for election at the
approaching contest.
W. Pyer's pack train came up on
the Columbia Thursday from their
winter quarters at Deer Park. They
are hdw^'employed' freighting goods
to the head of Slocan lake
.. The heavy puffing and shrill whistle of the ballast train resound daily
through the town, making glad the
hearts of the citizens and giving an
air of; increased importance to  the
place.- .■:■.;■■''.' '■ ':/;'' '■';■■■■<    -     ■."■'". :■. ■ ■ A':a
Numerous parties of men have been
making their way to Nakusp from
Revelstoke during the past few days
on fafts. One party, numbering 15,
designated tlieir craft as the Royal
George,   a--.■■ ■"'....[/■["..'";";"' ';,-.
W. J. Goepel has (been gazetted
gold commissioner and Government
agent for the district in the room of
Capt. l^itzstubbs, Avho is under medi^
cal treatment in the Jubilee Hospital,
Victoria.;'"","' 'a'" '■■;.;      a-''-■"-->'
W. Brown, of Revelstoke, replying
to an invitation to be present at the
Queen's birthday celebration here, em
closed a $5 bill to help swell the finances and expres. ed his intention of
being present., f
E. Delong and party of four, with
21 animals loaded with two years'
supplies, left Ashcroft on Saturday to
search for gold on the Arctic slope.
Particulars ot the intended trip appeared in The Ledge some weeks
ago. ..';.'' :',.":-;-.'...
The Consolation mine in the Big
Bend country is putting out plenty of
gold at present. Four men have taken put |2,10p worth of the yellpw in
four weeks. The mine has an easy
average of $1,000 per month for almost the past year.
W. Bragg, one of the company's
teamsters, sprained his left ankle
seriously on Sunday. He was assisting in unloading the flat cars- brought
up by the Lytton, and in some manner caught his foot beneath a rail
with the result stated.
By tlie first draft of appointments
at the Methodist Conference at Vancouver, Rev. James Turner is transferred from Nelson to Victoria West,
and Rev. W. L. Hall from Kaslo to
Salmon Arm. 'The southern portion
of the district was left vacant.
J. Dohnage and C. L. Townsend, of
Toronto, .representatives of the Smith
Creek Mining Co., have just gone up
into tho Big Bend to inspect some
claims staked out for' them on Smith
creek by J. W. Haskins. The company can command ample capital.
{3tr Marion andpiledriver came up
from Fire Valley' on Saturday and
proceeded to the Hot Springs.   Her
crew
had
iinis'ied  their contract on '
the extension of the Fire Valley
wharf, which is now put to deep water, enabling boats to unload at all
times. -
The report is widespread in Spokane that F. J. Carroll, the representative of the Selby Smelting Co., who
died so suddenly in that city two
weeks ago, suicided because of some
• monetary ■' entanglements in connection with some Slocan mining properties..;' -'
John H. O'Leary, charged with
assaulting Wm. Glen, will appear at
Revelstoke on the 29th inst. for a
preliminary trial, when he will be
sent up for tnalat the Kamloops assizes. His bail wasrenewed, defendant in the sum of $2,500 and two
sureties of $1,000 each.
Henry Harshaw has disposed of his
pack tra in to George Laforine for a
good figure., The, animals are 18 in
number and have(been wintering on
the low lands of the Kettle river
country. These, with the cayuses he
has in the SpilIanlacheen, will increase Laforme's train to 40 head.
He will itse thein in the Big Bend
country this summer.     '
H. Hubbard and W. Herinessy were
aboard the Lytton Tuesday, en route
from Revelstoke to Kaslo. They had
been up to the Big Bend country,
where they secured interests in seye
ral good gold propositions, Both ex •
pressed themselves satisfied with the
outlook for that section, and predicted
great things for it. I a'*ge nuriibers
of men are constantly flocking in.
Trail creek miners are about to
solve the question for cheaper rates
for transportation in a satisfactory
manner. They purpose building a
wagon road from Northport to the Le
Roi mine, through Sheep creek valley.
A preliminary survey has been made
assuring an easy grade. This will
greatly reduce the cost of handling
the ore and tend to encourage the development of certain low grade pro-
'positions. ; p
Str. Lytton went south to Robson
Thursday, returning next day with
locomotive No. 96 and caboose No. 18,
both belonging to the C.P. R. Each
ofthe two locomotives has an unenviable man-killing record. No. 96
formerly ran from Vancouver to New
Westminster and figured in several
mishaps, while the mogul- carried
poor Steve White and his companions
over Sea Bird bluff into the Fraser, a
year or so ago.
S.'.M. Wharton, proprietor of the
Newmarket House, New Denver, returned from a winter's sojourn in
Spoka ne on Thursday, accompan iecl
by Mr. Monaghan, a Slocan mining
man of repute. Mr. Wharton is a
firm believer in his ambitious burg.
While in Spokane he had a number
of streamers issued, setting forth the
advantages New Denver offered to investors, and with these he has labeled
the entire country, even unto Kaslo
and Trail creek.
PHILO & Co.'s
"Leaders,"
"O.K.s," and
'"Terminals,".
Factory and Salesroom:
522, CORDOVA ST.,
VANCOUVER,
B.C.
THE COLUMBIA HOUSE,
'■v'Ps-  REVELSTOKE.
$1.   RATES PER DAY,   $L
BROWN & CLARK.
Proprietors
Watchmaker and. Jeweller,
Repairing-   Neatly and Promptly  Exe-
■■'■;;■    ■■'" cuted.  ■'
REVELSTOKE, B.C.
ROBT.  HOWSON,
'«./:■': '■.'■..       ■'■':■     °    ;     -    Ay   ",'     .   ■;.. " '        '    ■/■    -A.   ;.
K*@veIstol5_©  StSL.ioiiy  B. O.
Dealer  in  Household   Furniture.
ffW A gent for SingerSewing Ma chines.
PROVINCIAL ELECTION.
To the Electors  of the Nortli Fading: of
West Kootenay:
Gkktlkmkn and''Electors,—•
I hereby -announce myself as a Candidate for the
coming Election and give my Platform below for
your consideration.
My first duty will lie t "> consider tlie Free Miners
and their general welfare, and so amend the, Mineral Aet.^ as to enable, them to secure Crown grants
more easily than in the past..
That I ■will at all times remember that I am tlieir
servant and not their dictator'.
That I shall at all times eousultjthc People before
leaving for the House,, so as to ascertain their
wants in all parts of the Riding and act in accordance with their wishes, so far as lies in my power.
That I shall do all in my power to induce the
Government to give all lands free to settlers as men
wis lung-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 A\rill 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 ago, both male and female,
should he enfranchised.
That the Government's attention shall be called
to the coinage of onv own silver, .and that a mint
be. established in British Columbia for that purpose.
That freight rates lie reduced, so as to permit our
merchants to retail their goods at lower rates; and
thus the public will lie benefited by same.
I have the honor to be. Gentlemen,
Yckirs Obediently,
..''■■ - J. W. HASKINS.
Revelstoke, B.C. April 25th, IS'M, S2-tL
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