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VOL; 1.' No. 26.
NAKUSP, B.Ci MARCH 29,  1894.
Price Ten Cents.
T. .A. GARLAND,
■.ff Front.-Street, West,
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SERIOUS ACCUSATION
-     Kaslo, B.C.,
The Largest and Most Complete Stock .in the Kootenay,
Country.
DRY GOODS.      GENTS' FURNISHINGS,
HOUSE FURNISHINGS, CLOTHING,
CARPETS, BOOTS & SHOES.
Made Against One  of the Pioneers
of Nakusp. -i.'■'■'.'■'■;'
GOLUMBJA: HOUSE
NA&USP, B. C.
Coining & Kodd, Prop.
The bar is stocked with the finest
brands of wines, liquors
and cigars!  -      a! '
o
This- hotel is situated near the
water front and has every accommodation for tlie travelling public.
IT. S. THOMAS,: Prop.
alf-way
SUMMIT LAKE, B. C.
Good accommodations for travellers.
The bar is supplied with a good
stock of Wines, Liquors ;
and Cigars.
KISDALE  &  McKAY,   Proprietors.
MADDEN
NAKUSP, B..0.
HOBT. .MADDEN, Prop.
Beautifully ••ituatrd on- lhe Lake shore at the entrance to the host and shortest ro;ul to tlie Slocan
mines and New Denver. The best fishing and
hunting in the district, with giv.nd boating and
sketching facilities for tourists and artists. The
bar is supplied with the best brands of wines
j'quors and cigars. The acco inu»ii;:ty: of the
Hotel are the bo-".
A case that has caused quite a sen.
satioil in town during the week was
aired in court last Saturday,  before
F. W. Jordan, J.P., and W, C. Sampson, a J.P. for the district of New
Westminsteiywho sat;on the beiieli as
a mark of honor.    The parties in the
case, were Mrs. E. Hesketh, wife of K
Hesketh, at present employed in the
company's blacksmith shop, and U. S.
Thomas,    proprietor of the Nakusp
House and local postinasterVconiplain-
ant and defendant respectively.   The
charge laid was indecent assault, the
^ffaii^havingj-ltis^llege^'ta'ken^plac^'
on the night of Januai*y. 17th, last.
Defendant asserts the matter is nothing more or less than a blackmaiimg
scheme, gotten up with the idea of
extorting money from him.    The preliminary hearing was heard behind
closed doors, only the principals and
a press 'representative bein gadmitted;
Defendant pleaded hot guilty to ■'■■&! ie
charge.
Evidence for the prosecution /was>
then submitted, Mrs.Hesketh deposing
as follows: I was in bed sleeping on
Thursday morning, the 18th of .January. Accused knocked at the door
of mv residence but I took no notice
of it. The second time h e knock ed 1
asked who was there ? Accused answered <fcMr. Thomas.'' He said, "I
want to see you particu'ar, Mrs. Hesketh. '•'■; I got up, put on some clothes
and opened the door. He stated that
he wished to inform me thai Mr. Hesketh was at Three Forks, living with
another woman. I said ' 'Mr. Thomas,
you are no gentleman to come and
tell me this, even if it were so." Tasked him to leave the house but he refused. I "told Mm to go home to his
wife and family, as that was no
place for him at that hour of the night.
He then in aide ail effort to put his arms
around me, but I pushed him away
and he fell. He. then said, I am
sleepy and wish to go to bed, and
desire to have the light extinguished.
by the neck, aud   he lost his grasp
arid   I   escaped.    Accused   had   his
clothes unbuttoned at the time.   He
got up and sat down on a form, and
stated.that if I did not go to bed he
would sieep on t he floor, alr.o asking
to have the light put out, but I refused.   He threw his  hat again at the
light and put it out, breaking a cup
and saucer at the same time.   -1 relit
it.    He then  caught hold of me as I
was sitting down, and in my struggles
to get'free I lost'one of my slippers.
I gave hiln a push "and he fell on his
back to the floor.   I went for my
slipper, and then lie got up and put
out the  light again.    I then rushed,
for the door to go out and lost my
other, slipper.   I -went out into the
snow in  my stocking feet intend ing
to go, for assistance to a neighbor's.
Defendant followed, but I took one
path and he another, he, going toward town:    I then, went in the house,
closed the, door and fastened it.   It
was a moonlight night and I could
see all that happened. He came back
and stood at the door for about 15
minutes, but did not attempt to get
in.    I then saw him depart.    When
accused attempted to raise me on the
bed, I noticed  liis trousers were all
undone and lie appeared very determined.    It was between the hours of
j and 4 o'clock in the mom ing, I hay-
ing looked  at my. watch  when defendant knocked the second, time.-
At the conclusion of witness' testimony, defendant stated that he would
like to cross-examine her, but should
prefer to have the case adjourned, to
permit ofthe attendance of a number
of witnesses, who were absent from
town.    Eeconsiderihg   his   decision,
lift me into my bed, but I caught him  evening when   I  got   home.    [Just
here defendant objected to witness
and complainant ^calling each other
husband and wife when before the
court, but his objection was overruled.]
My wife, continued witness, told me.
that she had  had some trouble w'th
defendant, but she would not tell me
what it was until I had promised her
that I would not go down to defendant's in a passion, as she respected
his  family.   T  gave   the  required
promise and she then told: me of the
affair.    She stated that we must consider the -.■matter over before taking
.tny proceedings.    She had written a
letter for me to come home, but the
letter had not gone, having been lying in the postoffice.    The first day
of February I   went to   defendant's
place and inquired if there was not a
letter there for me, but I did not get
it till several days later.    I called defendant outside and  he admitted liis
guilt to me, stating that he had been
drinking for a week.    He said, "For
God's sake, Hesketh, don't make any
trouble, as I have had trouble enough
with my family lately.    Look at the
disgrace it would bring on my fa ni
ily."   I said to him, ' T)—n your dirty
heart, you did not consider the disgrace you were bringing on my lam-.
iiy."   With this I saw his wife com-
ing and refrained from saying moie.
Another man came Up just then and
interrupted us.    I saw defendant on
the 26th of February and told him he
would have to   apologize to myself
and wife.    About the 28th of February I sent  him a letter, enclosing a
copy of the  required apology.    [The
apology was  produced in court and
marked   exhibit   A]   The apologies
were to be separate, one of them be-
I refused, stating that tlie light always
burned, no matter who was there-
Again I told him to go, but he refused.
He threw his hat at the light and put
it out, but I lit it again. He then
took hold of me and said he would
make me leave Nakusp with him.
I .told him again to go, but he would
not. He caught hold of me and thrust
his face close up to mine, at the same
time putting a $10 bill into my hand,
defendant asked complainant-— [de-1 ing for what lie had said about my
feridant proceeded to ask his questions
from a slip of paper, but was promptly
checked by the court]—whether she
had told anyone he had attempted to
take the rings off her finger and she
replied that she had, but denied having inquired the extent of defendant's:
wealth, nor had she heard anyone
els** doing so in her house.    She had
having lived with another woman at
the Forks. When asked about the
last accusation at the time, defendant
had not denied it. The apologies
were to have been published in The
Ledge.
Cross-examined by defendant, witness  stated 'that no  man had offered '
to assist him with njoney to prosecute'
been  in defendant's  house after the. I*!^ CM.se, nor had he a«k.ed anyone to.
occurrence, having been there on the He had never inquired as to the am-
night of a  ball.    Accused  had then  ouut of.' weallh possessed  by defend-
apologized tu her, his daughter over- ant, and  indignantly denied having
hearing   him.    Complainant   visitt d offered/to settle the case for a certain
tlie place a  second time, to sell tick-1 sum of n-ionov.
ets for the  schoolhouse b:;li, but she
Asked if he had anything to state
p j in reply, defendant sai
/act  that
was not gun.try, not
he i
:\c
com-
not,   iA'VOllil
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often er.
defendant before
town. |    The case was then adjourned till
Ellis Hesketh was then sworn and j March oLst. at 10:30, at the re juesf   ,
stated   that   he   had returned home (defendant, to permit of the atr
could not swear to having been there j
She had written a letter coi*he'.fkct ,that ilc
. -having   been anvwhere
arrival in tae, p|.linan^ housa '
; The
should h^togoifromSilver^,aSt^
it-i'ane.'.
SUlil-
Mai
and saying that I
robed with  him becauseI could not .j having   pi-eviju.lv   been   at Three j^s fixed for "u-fe.-idant's appearance
' ueip myself.    He then attempted to •' Forks.    It was about 7 o'clock in tiie at $250, in his own recognizance. ■-i.r'l :
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CANADIAN
ASBESTOS.
Sough Outline of the Immense Deposits in Quebec.
Danville, a small and prosperous
village in the township of Shipton, in
the central portion of the province of
Quebec,   is situated   gii   the   Grand
Trunk Kail way,   midway   between
the. cities of Quebec and Montreal, in
the centre of an excellent farming
country, with abundant water powrer
on all sides.   It has several churches,
a large   tannery, belt, woolen, and
furniture  factories, and. also several
mills.    Some miles distant is a slate
quarry, where excellent slate for use
in schools, etc., is obtained.
o „.V  But Danville has been chiefly noted
of late years for its asbestos mines,
situated about  three  miles  distant
from the village, on lot 9, in the range
of Shipton,   widely   known   as  the
.'''Jeffrey Asbestos Mines."   Mr. Jeffrey, the present owner, came into
possession   of the property early in
the year 1879, when lie commenced
operations on a small scale.    In the
spring of the following year the work
was greatly increased, a derrick was
erected of the American whip pattern,
everything   progressing  favorably.
Year by y ear new  open ings ■ were
made, with-' attendant successes, but
until 1891  the work -was.;, clone in a
a primitive manner, all labor being
done by hand. -""V    ".-..
Ofthe buildings at the time, the
office, a-small wooden building for
the manager, a blacksmith shop, and
a couple of rough sheds for sheltering
the men doing the cobbing, were all
'that could be seen. There is now; a
village crowding round the mines,
and substantial houses, 100 or more,
in number, all inhabited by people:
more or less dependent upon the
mines. There is also a post office,,
three general stores and two schools.
The nunlber of hands employed up to
1891 varied from 10 to 80, buc since
then from 80 to 150.
During the year 1891 four.; powerful
steam engines were erected and later
on, 1892-93, patent boom swingers attached to same (these are the invention of Mr. Smith, the chief engineer)
all to work six ofthe derricks then in
use, a seventh still being worked by
horse power.    There are two magazines for storing powder dual in and
other explosives, four large and well
appointed engine houses, store houses,
two large cobbing sheds, and other
buildings of a substantial character,
nothing being temporary.
There are live pits, varying in
depth from 30 to 130 feet, the largest
being over 3C3 feet wide: all are
worked towards each other, so that in
a few'years, the whole will be worked
into one vast area. The quality of
asbestos is superior to any mined in
the Dominion, being pure white, and
entirely free from rust and iron stain.
The .fibre is line and silky, of excep-
Wm. Hunter.
W  C. McKinnon.
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tional strength and fireproof. '-The'
average annual output for the past
four years has been about 1,C30 tons*
but the property has never been
Worked to anything like its full capacity, for with sufficient outlay it
could be raised to 2,000 tons or even
more.
The mine is situated about 3C0 feet
higher than Danville, and owing to
the almost total absence of springs,
there is no trouble caused in the
working by water, except for a month
or so in the spring, caused by the
melting of the snow. In fact since
Mr. Jeffrey took possession of the property he has -worked it straight,
through winter and summer.
The road to the station is good, an
ordinary span of horses can draw two
tons to a load, and if required can j All kinds of Miners' supplies kept constantly iii stock.
make three trips a day.   As to railroad facilities through rates can be
obtained to all; parts of Canada and
the United States, or  to Europe via
Montreal or Quebec in the summer tor
via Halifax or  Portland in winter.
All the timber and lumber required
can be obtained on the property, or
from the adjoining farms and mills.
Tfie property" of the Anglo-Canadian Asbestos  Co.,   ltd., is  situated
in   the   Blftck   Lake   district,    in
the same province, oh the line .of the j
Quebec Central /Railway.    The mine: I
is well equipped with steam: machinery, duplex Rand air compressor, Rand
slugger drills, hoisting engines and
derricks, with ample building accom- j
modatiohs.    The  company   employs
about 150 men,   and , are increasing
their output from year to year.
a The   company   hi   capitalized   at
$125,000   and   thfi  annual output is
placed at 1,100 tons.    Being so well
equipped with necessary machinery
for handling and treating the ore the
company is one of. the most important ones in the trade.
R. T. Hopper &, Co., of .Montreal,
are the principal'owners of the stock
and Mr: Hopper is president of the
company.
Canada may .'fairly be considered
the asbestos producing country, of.the
world, for since the industry has received the attention which is justly
•warranted''by its varied and ever increasing' uses in numerous directions,
Canada quickly outstripped Italy and
is now accredited with producing
nearly if not quite 90 per cent, of all
the asbestos used in commerce; its
average annual output for the past
five years being 9, C30 tons, valued
at about .$1,CC3,C3.3.-
In an able article in the annual report ofthe Canadian Geological Survey for the year 1891, L. A. Kein, M.
E.,   shows the wonderful growth ot j
the  industry   during   the   past   ten j
years, until it now ranks third or'
fourth in value as a. mineral product
in the country.    The trade is princi
pally an export one, the crude material being shipped  to Europe and the
United:States for manufacture.. ■
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'tk*{ ^ Asbestos is used for various purposes and new, discoveries are constantly being made for its use, which
is certain to stiffen the prices. It is
used largely for steam pipe and boiler |
coverings, sfcea m packing, firemen'$
clothing, fireproof papers, theatre
curtains, and many other uses.
Fresh Capital Coming In.
The Canadian Pacific Mining and
Milling Company is the name of a
concern in which Minneapolis capital
is interested, and for which articles of
incorporation were issued last week.
The company is capitalized for $500,-
000. The company's mines are located at -Ainsworth. - The Wakefield is
a property consisting of 51| acres, has
four veins of galena ore and one that
carries gold in large quantities and
■assays at $150 to the ton.
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Attracting Attention.
The London, Eng., Echo recently
remarked that British Columbia was
attracting considerable attention from
investors and emigrants. A great
many people are also finding their
way up the Canadian-Pacific slope
from the Australian side, while the
enterprise shown by the great railway concern which has already connected the eastern and western seaboards of Canada is now doing much
for the general development of the
rich western province. British Columbia is undoubtedly rich in minerals, and a good deal of American capital has already been sent there to
open out this branch of industry. It
neems a pity that London has not so
far contributed more in this direction.
ANNOUNCEMENT.
For Member of tlie LegislatSve Assembly
West Kootenay Electoral District.
THE undersigned announces himself as a candidate for member of the Legislative Assembly
fronu'WestKootemy District, .subject to the action of the convention to be held at Nelson on
April 12th, 1894.
J. FRED HUME.
Nelson, January 10th, 1S94. ■•
A   H. HOLDICH;
Of Swansea ana vVigan,
Analytical Chemist and Assayer.
The oldesu and most experienced
Assayer in the Province.
REVELSTOKE, B.C.
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General Agent
for
Commisslo
REAL ESTATE,
INSURANCE.
Wholesale Dealers in Oranges, Lemons, Apples, Bananas,
and all kinds of Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, Batter, Eggs,
Nuts, Candy, Cigars, Etc.    The largest Shippers in the
■.   r. Northwest. V.,;.
518 and 520 First avenue, Spokane, WasL
Tlie
Lake   Saw   Mill
The proprietor has on hand
THHEEIVIiLLlON FEET OF LOGS
In lengths of from 12 to 50 feet.   Any kind
of bill stuff can be cut at short notice.
1,000,000 FT. BOUGH LUMBER; 500,000 FT_ DRESSED LUMBER
Shing'les, Laths, Mouldings, Turned Posts and
Ballasters, Brackets. Etc. Two Carloads
Sash and poors; Two Carloads Pry Fir
Clear Flooring, 4in.; One Carload Dry Fir
Clear Ceiling; 4 Carloads of Clear Cedar,
for Finish.; One Carload Grlass, Paints, Oils,
etc., including Fancy Glass,Wood Stains, etc.
a        G.   O.   BUCHANAN.
va
10 MILES FKOM KASLO.
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
mountains,
Mcdonald beos., Props,
SPECIAL ATTENTION
GIVEN TO THE SALE
OF MINES.
If   you   have   Money  and
want to   meet   Monied
Men stop at the
NEW DENVER, B. C.
wabte:
Parties having good Min
ing   Claims to dis=
pose of should apply
.    at
m
Hie Ledge Office.
NAKUSP, B.C. .'*
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Published every Thursday.
B.   f.    LOWERT,    BDITOB   AND
FINANCIER.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES:
ONE YEAR .....;...;'.....'..' :'..'.. .$3.00
SIX MONTHS ... ...........................  1.50
MSHEE MONTHS.......................... .  1.00
Advertising: rates furnished on application.
TO CONTRIBUTORS.  .
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'good,
no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it
■ hot, and we will do the rest;    .:--••
THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 1894.   ;
HISTORY   OF   THE   KOOTENAY.
A complete history of tlie Kootenay
country, from the earliest days to the
present time, is toeing compiled by R. T.
liOAvery. Experienced men with valuable information would confer a favor
by sending their address to this office.
NAKUSP  &   SLOCAN RAILWAY.
The Government is meeting with
great difficulty in the Legislature
regarding the Naku,sp,& Slocan Railway,equally as much, indeed, as
with the Redistribution Bill. At last
accounts the bill guaranteeing interest on the bonds of the, railway was
still in a preliminary stage, not having passed its second reading. When
first brought down the Government
submitted the necessary papers pertaining thereto, but in his speech on
Monday, in moving the second reading, Hon. Mr. Davie adduced considerable more information on the subject. The Opposition were not slow
in observing this, and they have
made it rather warm for the Ministerialists.
• On the following Tuesday Mr.
S\Yord moved a series of 14 questions,
enquiring of the Premier certain
facts relative to the agreements with
. the construction company, the C.P.R.
engineer in charge, and various
other matters. These questions were
such as the Opposition and the elec:
torate at large might reasonably expect to have been answered satisfactorily and without hesitation, but in
each instance Mr. Davie replied in an
evasive manner, seeking to escape on
the ground of ' T don't know." We
would fain believe the Government
innocent of any wrong-doing in this
respect, but there certainly seems an
air of suspicion, if not political jobbery, attaching to the circumstances.
When a minister asserts that he has
entered into an agreement with a
certain company for the construction
of a work of material assistance to
the general public, and then announces that he does not know who the
leading members   of that company
are, there is something amiss.
Why should the Government hesitate in giving the fullest information
concerning its dealings with the railway company, for have they not
promised in the past to expose everything to the light o£ day before Parliament? The railway has been and
will be a prime factor in building up
the prosperity of this town and district, but we should deeply regret
having to state in after years that
such a public improvement proyefd
but the means of a professedly honest
Government running foul" of the
rocks of corruption and jobbery.
The elections ih Nova Scotia have
resulted in a decided victory for the
Liberal Government* This1 practically means a death blow to the Upper Chamber in that province.
An agitation that is meeting with
considerable success and encouragement is being worked up on the coast
for the taking of a plebiscite in the
province on the prohibition of the
•r traffic. ;-.:''.*-■ ■
In his budget speech in the Ontario
Legislature, Hon. Mr. Harcourt stated
that the assets of the province up to
Dec. 31st, 1893 ^amounted fo $6,157,-
607, and liabilities $21,165; The receipts for rile year '■ were $4=, 291,914
and the expenditures |3,906,143. The
estimated receipts for 1893 were |3,-
146,872. What a contrast British
Columbia presents with its ever-increasing burden of debt.
Hon. Col. Baker, minister of mines,
has re described the minmg divisions
in West Kootenay, notice of which
appears in the Gazette. The change
consists in the several boundaries being located by the natural watersheds and basins, detailed according
to name. Under the previous arrangement a prospector had to determine the division by such and such a
parallel, or other nonsensical descriptions. It is a pleasure to notice that
the "gallant" Colonel is not above
acknowledging an error when pointed out, nor remiss in providing a
remedy.
The Dominion Parliament assemJ
bled for business on the 15th inst., the
opening ceremonies being of the usual
gorgeous nature. In his speech from
the throne Lord Aberdeen expressed
his pleasure at the position he occupied, and congratulated the people of
Canada for. having escaped, almost
unscathed the ill effects ot the late
financial depression. The speech then
touclies upon the satisfactory condition of tlie revenue, settlement of the
Behring Sea dispute, revision ofthe
tariff, promised legislation on the subjects of insolvency and bankruptcy,
subsidies to fast steamship lines on
the Atlantic and Pacific, and the estimates for the ensuing year. Our national legislators have a very mea-
gre programme before them, but one
or two of the items are of great moment to the country.
FOSTER    &   WINTER'S
:R,_3'STj&TJTZJLiX T
NEW DENVER,      -      -      v     -      fe. c..
Is one of the best in the Slocan district.    Call in. V
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CEMENT.
HAVING been appointed &geiit for a large
wlioleM^ tailoring establishment in Eastern Garia^
d^I beg leave to state that
I am prepared to take orders for clothing from all
persons so desiring. All
goods guairahteed to be of
the best quality. Prices
"extremely"; reasonable. A
perfect fit grbmiised ot no
pay. See my 'Samples,
which haye j ust arrived.
9    AKJ9
NAKUSP;
B,C.
—THE-
' Will leave Nakusp at
7a,m, every alternate:   day   for
NewDenver
commeiic-
Ingr on
ec.  18,
IRetnrnmgr the next
day.
;j,E.aWAIi!SBC,
Proprietor.
lamson.
Mm "i m
NAEUSR B.0
G. M; SPENCER,
x yM^^^Mr.
SLOCANIaVE.     -    NlKUSP. B.C.
J. T. 2^T^1_^___fI7
Proprietor.
The bar is stocked with the finest
brands of wines  liquors and cigars.
:77jsAKUSP7'BACAs.
D. A.^^ McDoiisrald
Choice    location and   coin
mands a beautiful view
>of the surrounding
country.
The Bab, is supplied with 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.
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DRY GOODS,
GROCERIES and PROVISIONS at very low prices
FRESH CANNED GOODS always in stock.
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A fall assortment of Choice CIGARS and TOBACCOS OFF TO THE FAR NOE.TH.
Seekers for Gold Lured Away to the
Arctic Slope.
Nakuspites are quite familiar with
the name and face of E. 0. Delong,
who worked at blacksmithing in this
town during the past summer, but
who, during the last few months, has
been engaged by D. McGillivray, at
the 59-Mile House, on the old Cariboo
road. He returned to town by the
steamer Arrow last Friday, with the
intention of faking his smithing outfit to tiie 59 Mile House,   X
At that place, he will form a party
.consisting; of himself- 0. M Dutton,
Thos; Forest, and a fourth man, who
has hot yetMen selected—all seekers
after gold." They #ill then start for
":. the far north,: leaving 59-Mile in
about two -'week's' time. Mr. Delong
Stated they would take about 30 pack
animals loaded with supplies, sufficient to last "them two years.
They will, follow the Cariboo road
as far as the Forks, then cross over a
new strip of country,-about 400 miles
. in extent, to the waters of the Peace
river. At that point they expect to
have to cut about 70 miles of trail to
get into the country they intend laboring in.
In the:interview; Mr. Delong ap-
\ peared. quite enthusiastic over the
trip, and the only difficulty expected,
;':; should they be late in starting, will
befroni some of the streams, which
may be hard to cross because of the
spring freshets. The party will be
well equipped with, tools, with w h ioh
to build rafts for crossing the streams
if necessary. The total distance from
the Forks, on the Cariboo road, to the
locality on the Arctic slope they purpose heading for, willbe up wards of
500 miles, and by getting an early
start they count upon making the difficult journey in .about eight weeks.
They will explore the country during
the summer;.when•- winter quarters
will be; built, and; enough hay gathered to keep sixhr eight head of cay-
uses, the remainder being turned
adrift to shift for themselves. They
do not propose to spend the winter in
idleness, for when too cold for mining
they:'will trap, far-bearing animals
abounding in that region.
The object of the expedition is to
discover -now fields for placer and
quartz mining,particularly the latter.
Tiie men are confident gold exists in
large quantities on the Arctic slope,
but the extent and richness of the new
fields will not be known until their
return. They have no fear of hostile
Indians, albeit the foot of a white man
has seldom, if ever, trespassed therein. • vTq passa winter, and perhaps
two, in thio far north country will be
dreary-enough, bat it is hoped by the
many friends of Mr. Delong ■ in Na-
kuspi that plenty of the yellow may
be the perrion of the members of the
expedition upon their return.
LOCAL ASSAYS.
C. Ay 1 win, proprietor of the Denver Hotel, in New Denver, came oyer
on Tuesday. ■'.",;,
C. Hastings, bridge contractor on
the railway, came in Tuesday with
his gang, having completed his several jobs.
Good Friday and Easter passed
over very quietly in town, no event
transpiring to cause the citizens to
specially mark the days.
J. Martin and wife and Roy Thomas
of this place, were the star performers at a church concert in New Denver last Monday evening.
The item in last week's issue refer-
!rin_; to the erection of a head board
over the grave of the late James
Nicholls, (should have read Phillips
instead.
The Tribune 'is authority for, the
statement that the Bank of Montreal
will open a branch at NewDenver.
so soon as the railway is completed to
that point.
ifey/ James Turner, of Nelson,
preached to the largest congregation,
last Thursday; evening, that has yet
assembled in the schoolhouse His
discourse bore upon the events commemorated by Eastertide.    ■■
Ii. Jones was sworn in as a special
constable on Saturday, by F. W.
Jordan, J.P.,;for the purpose of ..eery.-;
ing-sunmionses on two parties.;in^he
upper lake district, who are 1 wanted
as witnesses in a law case here. He
left Sunday in a rowboat for his distant destination.,  '■■ .
A small bag of New Denver -.'.mail,
alone came in on Tuesday, the Kaslo
wafifon road having broken up, thus
preventing connections. Jack Walsh
had to carry the mail on his shoulder
from Slocan Lake te the Half Way-
House, the road not being passable
for teams beyond that point.
Opponents of the Gtovernment.
VANCOUVER,
B.C.
Commission Merchants
■     & Wholesale Importers
-OF^
quors, an
•ars
«
^
I
Tinware and Hardware by the Carload.
Groceries, ;Provisioiis9 Plonr & Feed
.Stocked ■■ K0g^larly;. from-the East.
<*s
Goods, Clothing, Rigby Waterproofs, Gents' Furnishings, Gentlemen's, Ladies' and Children's      .
Boots, Shoes, and Rubber
■■.■■'■.■■'.  /.." ■   Goods;   ■"
JMLl-L
In  all   the   Latest  Fashions.
In accordance with the instructions
issued by the promoters of the. Nelson
political convention, meetings were
held at the various-centres of population in the south riding ofthe district
on Saturday, for the purpose of electing delegates to attend. The result
at New Denver stood, W. Hunter, W.
R. Will, and A. 'Mclnnes; Silverton,
T. Ardeil; Three Forks, J. W. Lowe
and H. Pitts. Throughout the riding
the general feeling seems to be decidedly antagonistic to the Davie administration, and it is asserted that
should J. Fred Hume receive the
nomination of the convention he will
have a veritable walk-over at the
general elections.
NAKUSP,   B. C.
riia
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SS3E OTJPi LIST:
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,
House & Table Linens,
Boots and Shoes.
GROCERY DEPT.
Hungarian Flour,
Sugars, Bacon, Hams
Coffees, Teas, Spices,
Jams, Pickles, Oatmeal, Biscuits,
Canned Vegetables,
Canned Fruits,
Dried Fruits, and
Syrups,
Fancy Toilet Soaps,
Cigars and Tobaccos,
HARDWARE DEPT.
Grindstones & Fixtures
Crosscut & Kip Saws,
Axes and Handles,
Nails, Screws, Bolts,
Round, Flat, Square Iron
Oils,   Paints,   Glass,
Horse Shoes and Nails,
Cutlery,
Glassware,
Crockery,
Stationery.
HORACE W. B
LAW- AND CONVEYANCING
OFFICE,
Buchanan :Bfk, Kaslo, B.C.
0 : —
Miners can get a complete.'outfit here.
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•  •  •
BZZSBKOSDQ
ore
With 'the completion  of  the Nakusp & Slocan  Railroad* :Hio^^
the rich mines, of the';SIocmi?- txxx l€^.d^l-■ on the
"*1 .       T*
h 00 brought ■ to-Nakusp-
&>r ;.Re¥0i$tokes
ii     ca ■; s A---1 ■   .Q
i -a-iiw Silver _Led§res.'
X-,
sown airesay contains
capacity of 30,000 feet" per
scovered within three imle& of .-N^k'ospo .7
s9 Several Dwelliiig* Honses?. StorerV Sawmill,
client a substantial Wharf? ■Warehouses, Bfeeksmxth
Shop aud many other-Jbuildingrs
■ ii I th a t th ey. are working d irt in  New
T
&
Zealand   that only   goes five cents
ar«ai;Attc3^A;_i Being Paid to" Ky-lfc0   the' cubic yard, and making it
&iix\x.c Workings.
J pay,  while,   along the Fraser,   any
j quantity of dirt, running fifteen cents
"'""".'. pan be had, and fi-pm that running up,
A In'ow We^minsoer correspondent j of course, to very rich pay dirt.
writes to a Provincial paper as follows
iu icfcenceu. r.lio cold mmihsr outlook
■m'tiiid Provide for this vear.
.: ■ bjVicc the, hyy riTsii'.of 1S58 there.has
never'l;»;.eu-i-Uch,ii dcmand'fbr gold
claims in 'HriXili Columbia as at .'.pros-;
e
ifor.tht- last three.months there
.has. been a \\yet but steady influx, of'
■mnviiiy men h^o the Province, mostly.
iVoiii YdXAAiy.ton, Oregon and Minne-
aduL ■outasaa:-.•, hnXXhdmd New York
c^i.'iu;! is- re; .e^nted..   The rush  U
People are also looking forward confidently to the day when a railway
j running into Cariboo will take in
supplies cheaply, and serve as a
means of bringing, in settlers on their
way to tlie fertile Nechaco country to
the north. Another year or so will
likely double the'amount of gold now
being annually produced from Cari-
G
KASLO, B. C.
boo's mines.
for ail claim* un the Frazer river and
^tributary -at-, earns',.- and during tlie
lasi'.bu days o JO .miles of' the Jb'razer
'.'banks\li&Ve Pvca acquired: or leased.
Aiydrauliciivg is trio objector ■ most j
of tiie conipaL-:es,.s.but a great many
are piepairiiig/to.dredge i;he bed. of
'the; -.riv'eiy aa gold. In..the. 'gorge's
the river ri . i iVuiu -20-to CO'feet'dur-
.ing..the, frei^et seast/ii; WAXilngionsu
tho bii nks a^d fbrniiii;^ numerous bars, j
:'■  These frequent;" r'fck.*., have-washed j
QETA'QUB: 7
WA-SH'fNG BONE
—AT-
FEBBSICS 4-b.
When you come, in Irom the mountains of the
Kioenn c-ountry:
XdfX\ry o
r
i ,sr
!
ft
the boulders from the course gravel f
ROBSON, 13. G.
This hotel is the best, in town, and
has ample accommodation for;travellers.    The bar is supplied .with
?o ruling
glacial
drift, into the §
|    wines, liquors and cigars
channel-'oftAAriveiy 'making* abedof j
.about tiiree leet thick of solid boulders i]^'EEI__^NDS
every crevice  beevreen  them .being   ;'.'.'   .,..
filled" iv "'■!■•;:   ^-» iuA « n.'l    ii'^ivfil
_roid.
LOUIS LEVESQUE.
BROS,
with-sand and gravel ncii in j
J^ELS0NaB.C.
Graduate of Trinity University, Toronto.   Member of college Physicians and Surgeons, Ontario.
9
.'■■■.Jeweler.,':'"
KASLO CITY,       -   7'"-       -     B.C.
The only practical Watchmaker in
the Kootenay District. Orders by
mail receive prompt attention.
ALL,- WORK. GUiSA WEED.
T"i
7 KASLO, B. C,
Is open night and day and supplies
its patrons with everything in the
market. .Call in.       .
GEO. PAQUIN,
Proprietor.
KASLO & NEW DENVER
STAOEAMD FeEiSHT:LfHE.
(LIMITED.)
NTER SCHEDULE,1
(KOOTENAY LAKE,)
Going into effect/cm January 8th, 1861.
.STELA^ER,' 2STBLiS03Sr.
LEAVES NELSON :
Mondays, i)      a.m.
Wednesdays, SMO p.m.
Thursdays, ' :>      p.m.
Saturdays, _f):J0   p.m.
■LEAVES KASLO :
Tuesday*?, 3 a.m.
Thursdays, 8 a.m.
Fridays, 3 a.m.
.,. Sundays, 8 a.m.
Passengers fronr Kaslo, to make, close connection with, the .Nelson & Fort. Sheppard Railway,
I for points south, should take tlie steamer Nelson,
[.leaving- Kaslo at 3.a.m.. on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The company reserves the right to change tliis
schedule at any time without notice:
Due notice will be given of the resumption of
service on the Columbia river.
...J/W. TROUP, Manager.
Pi
Ltuk.-Mo
IU
-■;T7rj^lL_WAY;:V;;;:::
Nelson & Fort Sheppard
ALIA. BALL    ROUTE     TO     SPOKANE.
Underneath:. t.hi'?.'   bed of boulders
■r]^x^ daily at 8 a.m.
aiue >o a a- ; Jb.0 o« ^uiM-,^ia,yciailu * &     F*fi       |     .for New Denver.    Returning will
■sand, "iuteL'iiHxed'with boulders, from I r> -,. 'S--'-'„ 4    , I        "       '"       ~ '"    ""'   "
,.   ' .''■',-'  '    V       .    »- 4 Keep a large quantity of Architvpes ^
a few i.nehe-7 io twenty leet or .morel       ■- &    L i x-l1
in depthi every yard of which is rich jand    Steel  '^ngraviiigB    in    stock;
in gold,    hxvv t-nit-rprises are being! Pictures framed to-'order.
ibrmed eve) y  day and. old   claims  l>ftl^ WJ A "f fTV    HflTPT -:
whichh^ve being:carried over from   ^UiiMiLA . til I :   llllILL,
y ear to y ear on a pay ment of a $ 2.50 qto^ato-   f vft?
fee for'lay uver'7are being snapped, bi_UoAJN , i_AhJ_.
u^ iast" , Plenty of accommodations for trav-
Old Cariboo's prosperous 'days as a ' '
goldprcducer do not by any means  ellers.    Good beds and good meals
belong to tie past, and before long Bar stocked with wines, liquors and
her present output of a quarter of a
million ,to the world's stock of gold
■will be' iiiC-rcaeed very materially.
This is the opinion of Mr. John Eowron
gold commissioner at Barkerville;
Awhoae position and thirty-live years
experience in the country entitles
him to be a pretty good  authority.
leave New Denver for. Kaslo at
same hour.
The only through route from Nelson, Kaslo,
Kootenay Lake and all Slocan
.points. •.,'-.■   -0   ,.
Through Trains Semi=WeekIy.
Leave 7 a.m. NELSON.        ^Arrive 5:40 p.m.
atisfaction is   Guaranteed.
A. J. SCOTT,
Manager.
cigars.
John Madden, Prop.
4rt^ s
Commencing January 8th, 1894. on Tuesdays
arid FridajTs, trains SvjJl run through to Spokane,
arriving at 5:30 p.m.., same day. Returning, pas-
sengetv?"will leave Spokane at 7 a.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, nrriving at Nelson at 5:40 p.
m., same day, ma'king close connection with the
steamer Nelson for Kr.slo aud £dl Kootenay lake
points..   '       .   "
Passengers from Kaslo for Spokane and all intermediate points on the N. & Ft, S. and S.'F. &N.
Ry's should take the steamer Nelson, leaving
Kaslo on Tuesdays nnd Fridays at 8 a.m.
1'a
k/,
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iW
BEAR LAKE,  B...C.
THE   STEAMER
■>saxra_t
Quite an muber of miners are going J Every thing new about the house ex-
incb Cariboo this spring, and with/the j      ceP the whisky and landlord.
big undertakings that are under way !        l;   Everybody gets a hearty
there now, a new era is .'beginning in welcome and plenty
that part of tiie province. . t0 eat-
The Whifcier syndicate are hard atJGQRMAN West,'-   7    - ^Proprietor,
woiiv at   IViliiams'   Creek   getting
ready-to operate with the iiydraulicj
lift process,   and the mines on the
South .Forks and elsewhere are going
ahead.    It is'certain'that-'the use of
j£ dredgers,' similar to those being
derated on -che Fraser at Yale, will
ST- ■   ■
before long be introduced into Cari*
boo, and there seems no ,,doubt that
they will do well. Mr. Cox, an expert who has had considerable experience hi other pats of :.he world, says
KASLO,
B.C.
G. L. ESTABROOKS,      -      MASTER,
I EAVES New Denver every day except Sunday
±J for Four Mile City, at 7 a.m., and for Bonanza
Citv at Sii.m. Returning, the steamer leaves
Bonanza City for New Denver at 3 p.m. the same
day.
Slogan Tkading & Navigation Co., (Ltd.)
W. C. McKINNON.
'ER ABB5
ATTORNEY
SOLiO!TOR7
OGNVEYANCER/
ETC., ETO.
REVELSTOKE TIME TABLE.
Athmtic Express airivo6 at 10:0O Daily
Pacific " •*■ 16:55     ■"
Special Attention to Mining
Interests.
OFFICE: —
FRONT ST.,    KASLO, B.C.
Over Brer's Hardware Store.
Cheapest, most reliable and safe route to Montreal, Toronto, St. • Paid, Chicago,-New York,
and Boston. Rates $3 to $10 lower thah.'any other
route.
Specially tilted Colonist. Cars,, in- charge of a
porter, for the accommodation of passengers holding second-eUus ticket*.
'.Passengers booked to and from all European  .
pointy at lowest rate?.  :
Low freight rales.   Quick despatch.   Merchants
I will save money by haviug their freight routed via
the C.P.R.
Full and reliable information given by applying
to        •   ■    _ *  .
GEO. McL. BROWN,     T. T. BREWSTER,
Asst Gen. Freight Agent,     Local Agent,
Vancouver. Revelstoke. ,»*■ ymf^nnmt ;fq^*Jryjr^
iii iiiriwiwmy"a^ry T*ri
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LEDGE C'ROPPINGS
W. Parker, the New Denver newsdealer, has sold out.
Ten passengers arrived in on the
Arrow on Friday last.
■;, Considerable .gold has been taken
out of Lardeau creek tin's winter.
The water in the narrows is lower
at present than for several years
past.- .■
Train service has been resumed on
the C.&K.R., between Nelson and
Robson.
C. Bowen and Pitt Bros, are erecting
substantial frame buMings at Three
Forks.,
A large party went out Monday on
the Arrow, en route to the Hot Springs
and Revelstoke.
An effort will be made to run the
steamer Columbia on the lower Columbia by April 1.
The Public School scholars enjoyed
holidays on Friday and Monday as
their Easter allotment.
R. Madden has had the sitting and
dining rooms of his hotel repapered,
effecting a great improvement.
A somewhat severe attack of inflammation bf theiungs prostrated D.
A. McDougald during the week.:
'~ WKelTin Kaslo stop at the Great
Northern Hotel. Rates reasonable.
Headquarters for Hudson,Bay Co.'s
goods. t
Genelle Bros, returned to town en
the Arrow Friday. They are getting
things in shape to resume operations
at the sawmill at an early date.
The father and mother of Mrs. W..
C. Muirhead are expected to arrive
shortly from England. They will
become permanent residents in the
town.
D. A. McDougald, of the- Leland
House, will probably have the honor
of owning the first piano in town, he
having sent put for one for the use of
bis family.
The roof of the Madden House kitchen caught fire Friday morning by
the falling of a stovepipe. The blaze
was extinguished before any damage
had been done.
W. Lawrence, station agent at Ashcroft,has been appointed to take
charge of the proposed new depot'of
the N. & S. R. at this place. He will
remove here in a few weeks.
A charge of selling liquor without
a, license at Three Forks was preferred against Bert Crime- last week.
He was taxed with the costs of the
case and the sum necessary to secure
a license.
E. Fletcher, ship carpenter for the
Columbia & Kootenay fleet, purposes
opening an establishment at this place
for the manufacture and hire of pleasure boats and skiffs. He will establish branch depots at Robson and at
the terminus of the R.& A.L.R. at the
head of Arrow Lake.
W. H. Brandon, an erstwhile prom-
inet citizen of New Denver, has been
arrested in Guelph, Ont., charged
with embezzlement and conspiracy,
and has been committed to stand his
trial. The trouble arises out of some
mining transactions, in which, it is
alleged, accused, misappropriated
monies belonging to his stakers.
srp.A.ixi2D^d:Eisrrr
PHILO & Co.'s
"Leaders,
-. »
"O.K.s," and
u
Terminals.'3
-OF-
RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES
—FOR THE—
o
%
UP TO DECEMBER 31st, 1&93.
RECEIPTS.
By Government cheque for
,   Stationery, etc     $40 00
Total
• • «   • * *
$40.00
EXPENDITURES.
F. W. Jordan & Co., stat'n'v
J. R. Campbell, 4 cords wood.
M. Butler, teacher's desk...
J. McGee, 1 umber for bl'kb'd
Janitor's salary to Dec. 31, '93
Balance on hand	
$13 20
12 00
4 20
1 00
2 50
7 10
Total
p   • •  * •
$40 00
Factory and Salesroom:
522, CORDOVA ST.,
VANCOUVER,
B.C.
GENERAL;. -.- MERCHANTS
D. A. McDOUGALD,
Chairman.
W. C. MUIRHEAD,
Secretarv..
Audited this 1st day of January, 1894, and found correct
THOS. ABRIEL.
Auditor.
■••■ory ;j» ~*
-OF
9
9
9
-OF THE-
VELSTOKE.
DEALERS  IN
'/tt
S
'oceries
■9  9
-RECEIPTS.
dl!"
EXPENDITURES.
■'  '                             -  ,                 *
Genelle Bros., lumber...... $140 70
J.T. Nault, contract..;. ...     48 00
"     .-■'■■"'.-'making"door...-.       2 50
■   , " ''       sawdust...,..:'      2 50
-.■■"■'        stove pipe & bap          75
■".■■-    window sash...      10 00
• " ■ ■   ■           .    . -'    ■ •'..   .
"'   a ■    glass, putty,etc.       7 15
■,.■"           desks & benches     29 25
Local subscriptions.".:. v	
$185 25
"."■           hauling lumber     12 15
Proceeds of concert	
46 00
F. W. Jordan & Co., hardware     12 99
■'"    of ball :. .......
5115
Bourne Bros., lamp glass...." ...       60
Return of lumber, etc.*"......
-. :i 25
Cummings & Co., stove pipe.       6 75
By balance still owing......
11 69
Expenses toconcert. ........       2 00
. JL (JLiAjL ...#••   • ••••_   ••«•  ••••
$275 34
: -$275.34
iardWare
itoves
ui_
•isiy?
p
fl j'
=g
D. A. McDOUGALD,
Chairman.
W. C. MUIRHEAD,
Secretarv.
Audited this 27th day of February, 1894, and found correct.
THOS. ABRIEL,
Auditor.
fi
HOTEL SLOGM, NEWDENVER.
REVELSTOKE    STATION,
GENERAL MERCHANTS, .
Wholesale and Retail. Dealers in a
all kinds of Raw Furs. Branch
Store at Trout Lake.
Accommodations for 100; guests. The
Finest Bar in the Kootenay country. Headquarters for capitalists, speculators and miners.
GETHING & HENDERSON. Props
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