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VOL. i.
NO. 21.
A Specialty of work for Teamsters and Freighters.
Furniture Store.
Lverytiiing at Lowest Prices.
Practical Manufacturer and UNDLRTAKLR.
Furnishing Road Houses and Hotels a Specialty.
First Street, South End. BROOKLYN, B. C.
When you come to Brooklyn, come
straight to the	
Varnamo Hotel
You will get good accommodations, and will be pleased.
Finest Wines, Liquors and Cigars
When you sirike Brooklyn,
take a straight course to the....
Brooklyn House
You'll find Everything Neat and Clean, and the Prices
are Just Right.
Finest Wines, Liquors & Cigars.
First Street, BROOKLYN, B. C.
P. Burns Si Co.,
i ���p^BTHE*s5^7
I Queen s fiotcl
Is a favorite with all Travelers.
It is centrally located and is First-class in every respect.
��� E. C. CLARK, Prop.
Present   Condition   of    That
Much Used Thoroughfare.
Wines, Liquors # Cigars.
Brooklyn, B. C.
mjm    <    -Agents for LION ����m"i��v        mm
Note* of a Trip from Brooklyn to
Cascade Taken for the Benefit
of the News' Readers.
Not a few persons are interested
nowadays in knowing the condition
of the wagon road between Brooklyn and Cascade City at this season
of the year, and what accommodations are available for travel-
ersalongthe line in caseofbeingover-
taken by night while enroute. To
gain this information by personal
observation and thereby give a reliable teport to the ever widening
circle of readers of this closely read
family journal, a News man made
the journey last week. His intention was to make the trip in one
day. Notwithstanding the numerous stops needful to accomplish the
the end in view, the quill driver
slept that night in Cascade, according to program.
Leaving Brooklyn early in the
cold, gray morning, he began the
ascent of the six-mile hill. In
about an hour and a half he reached
the first stopping place, kept by
John A, McMillan, and now known
as the Workingmen's Home. Here
the host was found busy completing
a commodious stable, and he also
informed the reporter that he had
the best cook on the line.
Up to this point the road had
been good, but from this on it was
in pretty bad condition for several
miles for teaming, although a saddle-horse could get along first rate.
In about three miles more the little
settlement at Porcupine creek was
reached, where the Hotel Kootenay,
Norman Luce, proprietor, and 10-
Mile House or Porcupine Hotel,
Ennis & Bolan, props., are both located and doing an excellent business. Many teams stop here,
where ample stabling can be found.
Four miles further on the traveler reached the Mountain House
where genial Israel Mclnnis finds a
large patronage. The road keeps
on ascending 'till one arrives at the
Divide Hotel, 15 miles from Brooklyn, which is close to the Heinze
Pass. Here the Graham Brothers
report business as being satisfactory
in all respects, and if indications
count, such is certainly the case,
Ed. Graham informed the scribbler
that some one was trying to get
title to his pre-emption, but that he
proposed to contest it to the bitter
end, and he had the first right.
Here is where the railway will have
a side track, and there are extensive and valuable gravel beds. The
chances are good for a little town
in the future. Just before reaching
here, we passed the machinery for
McLean Bros., steam scraper, piloted by that veteran teamster, Jerry
Cavanaugh, being hauled by three
or four four-horse teams to a point
near Gladstone, where it will be set
at work in the immense gravel cuts
and fills under contract to McLean
The next stopping place is that
of Andy Cummings, known as the
Summit House, being some 17
miles from Brooklyn. Andy has a
host of friends on the road, and he
is prepared to take care of man
and beast, internally and externally,
in good shape. This point also has
the distinction of having a branch
of Pat Burns' slaughter house located here, whence the beef can be
distributed either way to the railway camps, with a down hill pull.
Three or four miles further on
the pencil pusher reached the Half-
Way House, so called because it is
said to be about half way between
Brooklyn and Cascade. Here Donaldson & Campbell had just received their license, and of course,
Scotty wished the scribbler to assist
in celebrating the event. Scotty is
putting in extensive improvements,
among which is a 50x24 stable and
a long turn out���a great accommodation to teamsters, This is expected to be a good winter house.
From this point the sandy and
rocky wagon road winds down the
long hills to where McPherson
Bros., & Stout's saw mill was located up to a few days ago. This
swampy place begins to look like a
deserted village. Thence the road
is built over long, stong hills for
several miles until the bustling
little berg of Gladstone is reached.
The Hotel Gladstone is found catering to a large trade, John Dorsey
now having bought out his partner,
Mr. Wisner, in the business. The
latter gentleman talks of starting
a hotel there before long himself.
Gladstone is certainly growing
gradually, and with a C. P. R.,
sidetrack in the town, will doubtless be of some importance. The
saw mill people were getting ready
for a large run at this location.
From Gladstone to the lake the
road perceptibly improves all the
way, although the scribe did not
appreciate it, as the early autumn
night was fast falling, and the
horse's head was merely discern-
Horse and rider having been refreshed by a good meal at the Cove
Hotel, kept by E. D. Foster where
the tote road reaches the lake, the
balance of the journey, some eight
miles, was made by moonlight.
The bustling, thriving town of
Cascade can be reached easily in a
day's ride from Brooklyn as the
roads are at present. The last
half of the journey is much easier
than the first, partly, because the
course is down hill, but more on
account of the better character of
the roads themselves. If one is not
used to the saddle, he is quite
likely to be searching for cushions
whenever he sits down at the end
of his journey as was the writer.
Taking it all in all, the road is
fairly good, and for a railway tote
road is excellent. What it will be
when the fall rains set in for good,
is a question. There is no lack of
accommodations on the route, and
nearly all the hotel keepers are
genial, whole-souled fellows, anxious to please their customers.
Later. ��� Since the above was
written some little rain has fallen in
several places and the tote road is
in bad condition for teaming, but a
saddle horse can get through wi lij
out trouble.
Restaurant Changes Hands.
Last Sunday the well known Gem
restaurant, on First street, changed
hands, the former proprietor, Louis
Orr, selling out to Mr. Lewis. Mr.
Lewis is an old hand at the catering
business and thoroughly understands
the wants of the public in his line.
He proposes to run an establishment
second to none, and at reasonable
rates. He invites the public to give
him a call.
Music and Comedy.
Last Monday and Tuesday evenings the Hewett Musettes Musical
Comedy company was in town and
gave performances in the dining
room of the Anderson House. The
entertainment was quite acceptable
to the audiences, who were appreci-
tivc in their applause. The mind
reading and the production of the
Spirit Cabinet by Lady Zctta were
special features that must be seen
to be appreciated.
Get your house lined and paper
hung by Crocker, the water man. tf
Several of  Them Have Been
Local Men Taken In���Aggregate Is
Over $10O��Were Poor Imitations.
The expected has happened and
the time check forger has succeeded
in getting in his deadly work. This
is how it happened:
Late in September several blank
time checks were gotten hold of by
some one unknown, and made out
in different amounts. The name of
Pat Welch, the well known contractor was signed, with that of Mr.
McAlpin, the book-keeper under,
neath, according to the usual custom. In the regular course of business these checks, aggregating over
$100, got into the hands of Brooklyn people, and as usual were
accepted as bona fide. C. H,
Walker, of J. K. Gill & Co. got
two and Peterson Bros, are the
more or less unhappy possessors of
two more.
On Monday last the checks were
presented at the office of Mann,
Foley Bros, and Larson for payment,
and their forgery was quickly discovered by Paymaster Woodman,
who scrutinizes all of these little
documents with an eagle eye. Of
course they were at once thrown
out. As a month has elapsed since
Sept. 27th, since they were dated,
the forger has had ample time to
put many miles between himself
and Brooklyn.
This is the first time on this contract that anything of this kind has
occurred, and the only wonder is
that it has not happened long
before now. With a small army of
book-keepers signing time checks
for the sub-contractors each month,
and with every one buying them, it
would be easy to victimize anyone
not familiar with the different signatures. In the present case there
seems to have been no attempt at
imitating the handwriting. The
forger trusted to luck and it came
his way, the people who secured
them being the victims.
The McRae Creek  Metropolis Is
Now a C. P. R., Town.
Gladstone is a thriving little place
on the new railway line, and being
located in the neighborhood of half
way between Brooklyn and Cascade, gets the benefit of a great
deal of traffic from both  directions.
John Dorsey, who has bought
out his partner's Intel est in the
Hotel Gladstone, is putting up a
30 x 16 foot addition, to be used as
a bar room.
Two new hotels are now lalkcd of
for this place. One of these is to
be opened in the near future by
McDonald & Miller, while J. S.
Wisner, formerly of the Hotel Gladstone, is contemplating building the
A livery barn will soon be in operation here, a branch of that of C.
W. May, of Cascade City. Another
new enterprise is a blacksmith shop.
Both of these concerns will doubtless do well. All three of the stores
here, R. D. Hawks, Sam Mc-
Ormond and Grant Bros., carry
good general stocks, and are preparing to do the trade of this section for th. winter.
The recent public announcement
from   Land   Commissioner   L.    t^
Hamilton   at   Winnipeg,  that th*
C.   P.   R.   would push this   town,
having   become   interested   in  the
townsite itself, is of course not news
here, but gives wide publicity to the
outside world of an important fact.
A post office is fast becoming a
necessity here.
Contractor Hanson is establishing winter quarters near the summit, this side of Greenwood, where
he has secured another piece of
work. A large part of his outfit
has already arrived.
McPherson Bros., & Stout's saw
mill, which has been moving to
Gladstone for several days, is once
more in operation, and will probably be kept at its present location
the greater part of the winter. It
will soon be running night and day,
cutting 60,000 feet of timber every
24 hours. There is a vast amount
of fine timber at the present location.
Of the 13 miles of work each side
of Niagara, ten miles have already
been let out to station men.
Both Brooklyn and Cascade have
been flooded with pay checks the
last week���the result of the recent
distribution of over 5,000 of these
useful little pieces of paper by Paymaster Woodman and his assistant.
M. H. Rush, superintendent for
McPherson Bros., & Stout who
have a contract for 150,000 or more
ties for the road, was in the Boundary district last week, letting subcontracts for the wooden sleepers
to be used on that end of the line.
The boiler and other parts of McLean Bros., new steam scraper
have been hauled to the work near
Gladstone, and the machine will
soon be set at work on the large
gravel cuts and fills on that contract. It is expected to handle three
cubic yards of gravel at each operation. If successful, it bids fair to
work a revolution in- railroad contracting.
About 2.5 men are now employed
on the four-and-a-half mile contract
of Winters, Parsons & Boomer,
and more are needed at once. Those
employed are distributed all along
the work, there being three camps,
besides three sub-contractors.
In a short time the  14-drill compressor will be at work driving the
3000-foot tunnel for McLean Bros
The parts are now on the ground.
The cutting scrape of last week
between two Italians happened at
the camp of John Maglio, a sub
under J. G. McLean & Co. Den
eiro, the victim, is now receiving
good care at the Cascade hospital
of the contractors.
Mitchell's teams have the contract for hauling the supplies for
Mann, Foley Bros., & Larson from
Bossburg to Cascade, where the
contractors have a large storehouse.
Oliver, Stabile & Arena, who are
also contractors, have opened their
hotel at the new town of Niagara,
to be known as the Union Hotel.
They will cater largely to the Italian trade. This firm will also open
a banking office in Cascade.
Men arc now at work making repairs on the tote road in some of
the worst places.
The News man can testify that
some workmen do cry "fire!" on
the railway construction when about
to set off a blast, reports to the contrary notwithstanding.
John A. McMillan, proprietor of
the Workingmen's Home, formerly
Cotton's Hotel, was doing business
in town last Wednesday.
"isjratything furnished and houses
lined- and papered by contract.
Glass furnished and glazing done
by Crocker, the water man.        tf BROOKLYN NEWS, BROOKLYN. B. C, NOVEMBER 5, 1898.
Subscription Nate* 92.00 per Year
Six Months, ��1.00.	
Advertising Rates made known upon
Office at Townsite Headquarters.
WILCOX 8 O'REILLY, Publishers.
Camp Distances from Brooklyn
Ericson's camp 2 i-i
Johnson's camp 3 1-2
Koykendall's camp, No. 10 .. 3
Foss  & McDonald's camp ���
No. 9  5
Bflrns & Jordan's camp���N0.8 4
O'Lean's and Mann's camps,
(Shield's Landing)���N0.7 6
V. W. Smith's camp���No. E 7
McConnack's���No. 6  8
V. W. Smith's ciimp���No. 6 8
Rybcrg's camp���No. 5  Sy
Swa'nson's camp No. D  9
Videen's camp No. 4  ip
Hanson's camp���No.C  11
Johnson  & Anderson's camp
No.B 11^
Pat Welch's camp���No. A... 11
Pat Welch's camp���No. 3... 13.
Genelle's camp���No, 2  16
McHugh's camp���No. 1  17
Robson  18
Twohy's camp  a i-z
Nugent's camp  3
McLean Bros, camp (tunnel). 4
Mclver& Phillips camp  41-2
,   Foote's camp  6
Cotton's Hotel.   6
John Martin's camp  7
,, McMartin's camp.  8
Winters, Parsons k Boomer . 10
Porcupine Hotel  I o
John A. Cameron's camp  ioJ4
McPherson Bros. & Stout, 1st
camp  12'
Farr's camp  13
McClellan's camp  14
14-Mile House  14
Divide Hotel  15'
Summit House  17
Andersan & Applequist's camp 18
Donaldson's Hotel.  19
McPherson Bros. & Stout, 2nd
camp  20
Anderson's camp  21
Oleson's Tunnel camp  23
Gladstone   Townsite,   (J.   S.
Wisner)  24
A.   C.   McLean  &  Bro., 2nd
camp  24
Burns & Jordan's camp  25
J. G. McLean & Co.'s camp.. 26
Wilson & McDonald's camp. 26y
Rod Cameron's camp  27
Arthur Murdoch's camp  28
Jack Hasting's camp  32
.' V|o Steamers Kootenay and Rossland,
'and Columbia & Western, and Col-
���mbla & Kootenay Ry's. Dally.
6.011 fi.m., Leaw..BROOKLYN...Arr.'ve 1.00a. tn
8.J0   "     Arrive Robson Leave to.oot.rn
lojo " "     .....Nelson       "    6.40   "
10.00" "       .Trait        ���)     Jr.oo   "
tl.lS " "       Rossland....      "     6mi   "
Via Steamer IlllcllJiwaet or Lytton.
1*0>. m., Leave..BROOKLYN..Ar.r.'e 10.00a.m
J.00    "    Arrive Robson Leave   6.00   "
Via Steam Yacht Oriole.
Leave Brooklyn for Robson and way flints at S.00
a. 111., drily.
R. T. Lowery is now the owner
of two journals, the Sandon Pay-
streak and the New Denver Ledge,
and yet he is not satisfied, So it is
given out that he is about to issue
a third from Rossland, to be known
as Lowery's Golden Claim, to appear monthly in magazine form.
And the query arizes, "will he sing
the incomparable merits of the silver belt in the first two, and change
his key in the new comer?" But,
whatever lie says will be read, from
a homily on draw poker to an essay
on deep mining,    lis a way he has.
The Republic mine is astonishing
ever, its enthusiastic owners in the
gigantic high grade gold ore reserves opened up. No wonder the
stockholders grow hilarious on re-
' ceipt of the news of a strike of 15
or 20 feet of $300 ore. A strike of
that kind would make even the
heart of an editor soften a little.
But, then, editors are not blessed
that way, as a rule.
Spain is getting ready to give
Uncle Sam all he asks for in the
treaty of peace, which will be
signed before long. To be sure,
she makes a big bluff at the sittings
'." of the joint commission in Paris,
' but that is part of the grand stand
play, made for the exclusive benefit
of the Spanish populace.
The new town $J#a4*\|iie is
growing in importance,'������no'now
that it is on the C. P. It, map, it
will certainly be kept in the mind of
the public.    If the Burnt Basin ful
fills half the predictions made for it
in a mineral way, Gladstone wilt
certainly be strictly "in it."
Greenwood is to have a second
weekly paper, which wilt be founded
by John R. Reavis, formerly of the
Rossland Miner. Mr. Reavis is a
strong writer, and it goes without
saying that Greenwood will haye
another journal to be proud of.
The Nelson Miner has followed
the suggestion made a couple of
weeks since in the News, and now
appears in six-column form. The
result is a decided improvement,
and should gain more friends for
that journal.
To anyone conversant with railway construction, and familiar with
the delays unavoidably attendant
upon all such work, the progress
being made upon the present contract, for the building of the Robson-Penticton branch of the Columbia & Western by Mann, Foley
Bros., & Larson, is simply a' marvel. The Observer does not mean
by this that the work is nearly done
or even well on toward completion,
or anything of that kind; but. when
the magnitude of the obstacles to
be overcome is understood, the
amount of work already accomplished is indeed surprising.
��� ��� ���
The Observer has' no hesitation
in saying'and believing that it is no
more than just to the contractors to
attribute this result to their executive ability, long experience in this
class of contract ing and ample capital to carry it through. It will be
noted too, that in addition to having the ablest of lieutenants on the
work, Messrs. Foley arid Larson
are, one of them, on some ' portion
of the line all the time, thus giving
it their personal supervision.' It is
doubtful if.'a contract of this character was ever entered into by a
stronger combination or one better
able to carry out successfully and
with dispatch whatever they may
��� ��� ���
The Observer last week had the
pleasure (?) of making the trip from
Brooklyn to Cascade via the cayuse
line. In many respects the trip
was an interesting and instructive
one. If a person wishes to study
human nature, there is perhaps no
place where he can pursue his investigation to better advantage,
than in coming in contact with the
various classes and conditions of
men found along the line of any
railway construction. And on the
present contract there is no exception to the rule.
��� ��� ���
In traveling along this or any
other tote road one has to take
chances oh meeting heavily loaded
teams in any one of a thousand
places where it is absolutely impossible to pass. Then comes the fun
���if such it may be called. Of
course, neither desires to back or
unhitch and retrace his steps to a
point where there Is more room.
Yet just this thing has to be done
occasionally���usually with an out-
hurst of profanity that can rarely be
equalled. Therefore, it behooves
the ordinary���or extraordinary for
that mailer���teamster or traveler to
keep a sharp lookout far ahead and
not be caught in such a predicament.
��� ��� ���
The editor of the News informs
the Observer that if subscriptions
to this great family journal continue to come in at the same rate
in the future as they have in the
past, he will be enabled to take that
winter trip to Italv that he has had
in contemplation for a decade or
two. Steam will not be gotten up
on the private yacht that is to convey him to those sunny shores,
however, until further returns are
received by the business manager.
In the meantime the advertising
manager and circulation agent will
keep up business at the old stand,
and continue to show their expert-
ness at writing receipts with the
utmost dispatch.
���f -f ���
Tuesday, November 1st, being a
national holiday tor the nations of
Italy, they one and all knocked off
work, and proceeded to enjoy themselves as they saw fit. One saw fit
to do a little carving on a white
man,' as recorded elsewhere, for
which of course, he must answer to
the majesty of the law. The town
was crowded that day, and our merchants report it as the best day yet
experienced in Brooklyn. Gladstone merchants also give similar
testimony, and all are hoping that
Italian holidays may come often.
The Observer.
The Rossland payroll is now
larger than it ever has been yet, and
it is growing every day. The value
of the payroll to the town is demonstrated by the activity in business
of every kind.���Leader.
The prize money distributed to
the officers and men of the United
States navy varies from $100,000 to
Admiral Sampson, to $30 to some
of the1 men. Dewey gets only
$9,666, and Schley $5,000.
It is very curious that those who
kick most about the contents of
this paper are those who have not
renewed their subscriptions, but who
have been receiving it free for some
months past.���Free Lance.
The C. P. R. have completed
their wire along the route of the
Crow's Nest Pass railway and connection is now established with
Cranbrook, Fernie, Macleod and
other points direct from Nelson.
A recent contest among miners at
Glenville, Col., showed some remarkable work in hard granite.
Eight teams took part, the four
teams scoring the highest record
being as follows, giving the depth
of the hole drilled in fifteen minutes:
Edmund and McGinnis of Telluride,
36^ inches; Huppe and Lindgren
of Ouray, 40J4); O'Neill and Burns
of Leadville, 40J^; McKenzie of
Leadville and Lamb of Victor, 40
15-16 inches.
The interest in the St. Leon Hot
Springs held by M. Grady of Silver-
ton has been purchased by his partner W. M. Brown. In speaking of
this sale the Revelstoke Herald
says: "At the instance of Geo. S.
McCarter, the two parties, Messrs.
W. M. Brown and M. Grady were
brought together and an arrangement was arrived at by which oh
terms satisfactory to both, Mr.
Brown is now sole owner of all the
land and water rights in dispute."
Robert Jaffray, of Toronto, one
of the members of the syndicate
which made a fat thing out of the
manipulation of the British Columbia Company's provincial charter,
says that the building of the Crow's
Nest Pass railway will enable his
company to supply the smelters
with coke at a much lower rate
than if can be secured for elsewhere;
that in a short while British Columbia will he able to smelt all its own
ores at a cheaper rate than they
can possibly be smelted at in the
United States.
Near the caniplirii'n tinkering light,   .
In my blanket bed t He,
Gazlny through \\w mIkuUm of nielli
At the twinkling htjrson high.
O'er my ��|>irUs in the air
Silt-tit Vigils seem to keep,
Ah 1 hrealho my childhood'* prayer, '
"Now I lay me down to sleep."
Badly sings the whip-poor-will
In I lie boughs of yonder tree,
Laughingly the dancing rill
Swells the nulnight melody.
Foeinan may be lurking uear
In the canyon dark and deep���
Ixiw 1 bicu.h in Jesus'ear:
"I pray the Lord my soul lo keep."
'Mid those stars one face I see-
One the Savior turned away���
Muther. who in Infancy
Taught my baby lips to pray.
Her'sweet Bpirit borers near,
In this lonely mountain brake-
Take me to her, Bnvior, dear,
���'If 1 should die before 1 wake."
Fainter grows the flickering light,
As each ember slowly dies;
Plaintively the birds o! night
Fill tbe air with saddened cries.
Over me they seem to cry:
'���Yon may never more awake,"
Low 1 lisp: "1 1 should die,
1 pray Hie Lord my aoul lo take.
"Mow I lay roe down to sleep,
1 pray the Lord my soul to keep;
If 1 should die before I wake,
'  I pray the Lord my soul to take,"
���Oio Bcafuook.
���aw��� F. L. BONNEY �����
Lake Front, - - - Brooklyn, B. C.
Call on
For a
Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Brooklyn, B. C.
Make your Headquarters at the	
When you stop off in  Busy
Brooklyn.    .
You'll find Everything
First-class, from the
Dining Room lo the
well appointed Bar....
with   every  Delicacy   of   the
1 Front Street,  -  -  Brooklyn, p. 0,
l<(JOOt>atXi liMl><msi
Park Hotel.
Frederick k Peterson, Props.
Nearest Hotel to the
Good Clean Rooms,
Everything First-class,
First Street.
Brooklyn; B. C
Interests in Promising
For sale at Reasonable
For further information apply to
Brooklyn, B. C.
Makes Daily trips between
Brooklyn and Robson
touching at all intermediate
The0:'o!ecan behl oil for pleasureejiQn.*-
sionlsts.   Oille s Iflj Cii lor Supples,
Oil ii.s, U 0.
Canadian Pacific
And S00 Pacific Line
From Kootenay Country.
Is the Shortest, Quickest and Best
Route to Pacific Coast, China,
Japan and Australia, and to all
Eastern and European points.
Tickets issued through and Baggage
checked to deslination.
left TOURIST CARS ftfl
Pass  Revelstoke, daily to St.
Paul; daily (except Wednesday) to Eastern points.
Daily connection from Brooklyn by
Steamer  to    Revelstoke    and
Main Line Points,   and to all
points in Kootenay country.
Asccr.ain Hat -s and lull  information by
addressing nearest local a^ent, or
Brooklyn. B. 0.
W. F. AMiKitaoK,        E. J. Coylk,
Trov. Pass. A:it.,       D'st. Pass. Alt.,
Nelson, B. C.     Vancouver, B. C.
Noihing but the very brst tbe market
al'.'ords, cm be found at 	
Bakery, Restaurant and Milk Depot.
The long line of peoplecoming out of their place at all hours owe that satisfied expression on their faces to tbe splendid bill-of-fara laid out
there for their delectation.   Ulve them a call and vou'tl be in the
happy throng.   This is no josh ,	
Fresh Milk for Sale
First Street, near the Bridge,   -   -   -   BROOKLYN, B. C.
All persons are hereby warned against erecting any building
co.val or other structure, cutting timber or otherwise
trespassing upon these premises.
Those already trespassing will vacate at once or call at my
office, settle up, and get lease.
Brooklyn, B. C, Oct. 4, 1898. Sole Owner.
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The nlc.ee to buy GROCERIES, and
the piece where you get the most for the
least niojisy. That is the way you are
treated by	
who are constantly adding 10 their complete stock, Anything you need can
be had there, including Dry Goods,
Boots, Shoes. Full line of Ammunition.
First Street,        -        -        BROOKLYN, B. C.
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Our well assorted stock includes
Staple and Fancy
Tents,    Blankets,    Canned Goods,     Cured Meats,    Etc.
For Pure Drugs and Toilet Articles
Patent Med.iri.ies, Toiler Articles, Perfuues, Spectacles
Cigars, Etc. Prescriptions Carefully put up.
Watches and Jewelry carefully Repaired
and Warranted.
YUILL 8 PARDUE, Props. -tiX&rJS
Merchants' Bank of Halifax.
Incorporated I860.
Capital Paid up, 11,500,000.00.   Reserve, 11,173,000.00
Head Offlcei   Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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Halifax, K.B.
Kindlon, N. 11.
Londonderry, N. S.
Hosulnnd, B, C.
S..ckvl"e, N. B.
tihiilipnncrrile, N, 8.
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Port Hnwkoshiiry, N. 8.
A General Banking Business Transacted. Sterling Lilts'ol. Exchange
Bought and Sold. Letters ol Credit, E.c, Negotiated.
Account, reclvr. on tk. molt.avorabl. ferma.  interest allow., on apecl.l
deposit, and on Savlag. Bank accouata.
Branch.. In arltkh Columbia:
A Savi'iffs Dank department li.|B been esiahMsliwi lit connection with tbe
Nelson b unci, of tills bank.
Deposits ot one dollar and upwnvct received, and current rate of interest allowed (at
present 8 per cent, per annum).
George Kydd, Manager. Nelson, B. C.
James GUIS Co
 Dealers in	
Clothing, Gent's Furnishings,
Boots and Shoes.
lc'nir exclusive agents to- lane Eautern .nakera wo can   sell goods at exactly the right prices.  That's why we are doing such a fcood bus.nest.
C. H. Walker, Manager, Brooklyn, B. C. BROOKLYN NEWS, BROOKLYN, B. C, NOVEMBER 5, 1898.
Natters ef Interest I* and Around the Busy
Arrow lake Centre.
Novels, periodicals and stationery
can be found at the City Drug Store.
Prompt attention to mail orders. If
you wish prescriptions carefully
prepared they can fit you out with
satisfaction. tf
The editor of this extensively circulated family journal returned on
Wednesday from a trip over the tote
road to Cascade City.
' Manuel's is the place for fresh
fruits, choice cigars and late periodicals, tf
Next week's issue of Thh News
will be changed somewhat in form,
and our readers will receive a larger
amount of reading matter than
heretofore with each number.
F.   R.   Crocker,  the water man,'
��� also hangs paper and lines houses.
Office,   in  water   office,   opposite
Hoffman honse. ' tf
E. C. Gurney is in the city placing
the latest improved acetylene gas
machines, and is receiving quite
��� number of orders from our leading
enterprising business men.
The latest newspapers and magazines are always on hand at Manuel's cigar store. tf
P. Rodier, formerly in the store
business in Brooklyn, and who returned to Rossland, was arrested in
that city a few days since for
refusing to pay his poll tax. The
latest advices are to the effect that
he concluded it best and cheapest to
11 If you wish a first-class smoke,
Manuel can give you the best in the
world. tf
Today is Guy Fawkes Day, Nov-
��� ember 5th, being the day usually
celebrated by the Orangemen on
account of the great "Gunpowder
Plot." No arrangements, however,
have been made to celebrate it in
Brooklyn. Our business men did
their celebrating last Tuesday by
'doing a record-breaking business
when the town resembled little
That satisfied expression on the
face of your friend is more than
likely caused by one of those choice'
cigars which he got at the City
Drug Store. This store is doing a
big cigar trade and only keeps the
finest grades of cigars. tl
Subscribe to the Brooklyn News
' and get all the news of the Magic
City and of the construction camps
along the line. Send a copy to
your friends back east, and let them
see what a progressive city is like.
Only $2 per year or $1 for 6 mos.
��� The 'City , Drug Store, over the
bridge, can fit you out to perfection
with toilet soaps, perfumes, and
everything in that line. tf
The Brooklyn News is prepared
to furnish the best in the world���
bar none���in the line of job printing
and general office stationery, Bring
in your orders for envelopes, letter
heads, cards, tags, and in fact,
anything made with ink and paper
H. Y. Anderson of the Anderson
House, has been taking a trip
throuah the Boundary country this
week. It is understood that he is
looking into some railway contracts,
iwith a view of securing something
in this line. As he was formerly in
that business, he is thoroughly at
home in it.
William Parker is now absent on
,, a. trip east, to visit his aged mother.
He will return in a few days.
D. McLeod, the contractors' purchasing agent, returned Saturday
night from a trip to Cascade and
Louis Orr and wife, formerly proprietors of the Gem restaurant, left
town suddenly last night for parts
unknown. Several creditors mourn
their hasty departure.
'    Hi   M.   Rumball,   owner of the
��� Steamer  Oriole, who left for  his
home at London, England, is expected to return to Brooklyn in the
course of another month.
Fred Mitchell, the popular merchant tailor, who went to Trail a
couple of weeks since, to ward off
the fever, will soon be back in
Brooklyn with his brother again.
J. W. Manuel left for Nikusp on
Sunday's boat where his wife is very
low with typhoid fever.
Mrs. Peter Larson and daughter
Mabel, who have been visiting with
Mrs. Dick Porter for a week or
more, ire now spending several days
in Nelson,
Miss Sadie Lamey, who has been
in the city for several weeks, hat,
left for Nelson, where her brother is
spending a few days.
Tuesday Night's Dance.
Last Tuesday evening a social
dance was held in the dining room
of the International Hotel, under
chargeof Proprietor McManus, The
music was furnished by Messrs.
Williams and Welston and a thorough good time was had by those
present. The light fantastic was
tripped by lovers of the art until a
late hour, all voting it a thorough
Will Stay All Winter.
An eroneous impression seems to
prevail that one of these fine mornings the office of the contractors,
Mann, Foley Bros. & Larson, will
be moved, bag and baggage, to
Cascade City. When questioned by
a News man, Paymaster Wcodman
stated that no preparations were
made or likely to be made for some
time to move the office. To the
contrary everything has beenarrang-
ed for spending the winter in busy
Brookl) n, the opinions of busybodies
to the contrary notwithstanding.
Bold Watch Robbery.
Last Friday night a sneak thief
smashed in the front window of J.
H.Howarth's jewelry store, on First
street, made a grab at the line 0/
watches hanging there, and quickly
made himself scarce. The police
were at once notified, but so far
have been unable to locate the
culprit. On examination Mr. Howarth discovered that only one
watch was missing, although the
others were knocked down on the
floor. It was a, bold attempt, as
Mr. Howarth was in the store at the
time, having just pulled down his
front curtain.
John Bnll Group.
The John Bull group of copper-
gold claims, near Gladstone, was
bonded this week by Hugh McCut-
cheon, of Rossland for English capitalists. A force of men will be set
at work on development at an early
date. The group is owned by
Messrs, Cameron, Forrest and others and most favorable reports have
been made in regard to the showing on the claims.
To Purchasers ot (ins LampB.
Owing to the  number of orders
on band for lamps, I cannot arrive
in Brooklyn before November 15th.
E. A. Bradley.
Mall Hours.
Mails at our new post office close
daily at 4.30 p. m. for Rossland,
Nelson and Robson, and at 8.30 for
Revelstoke and points beyond.
Mails are received daily from the
above points and places beyond
through them. Postmaster Livingston has now got his office in good
working order and is doing a large
business in postage stamps, etc.
The post office is open daily from 8
a. m. to 8 p. m.
Rev. John Munro, B. A., Pn��lor.
Preaching Services Sunday at 11 a. m��� and
7:f.0p. m.
Sunday School at 8 p. in.
Weekly Prayer meeting,   Wednesday at
800 p. m.
All services held lu school house.
...& COMPANY...
fl Catalogues sent on application.   Kootenay Branch: NELSON, B. C.  .
A Cyanide Process.
In cyanide treatment of slimes W.
B. Gray holds that, as between precipitation by charcoal or zinc, the
former is the cheapest and best.
Talking from a South African standpoint, he says: "If you allow the
cyanide of gold to flow through
charcoal at the rate of 300 gallons
per hour you will get at the rate of
nine ounces of gold in your top
filter. The cost of charcoal in each
filter is about 2s, or for each ounce
of gold saved in the filter the cost
is ��2 3s 4d, By zinc precipitation,
under the most favorable circumstances, 1 pound of zinc at 6d per
pound will be cousumed for each
ounce of gold. This is a cost of 6d
for each ounce of gold obtained, independent of all other treatments,
against ��2 3s 4d by charcoal.
There are also other-xonsiderations.
The gold from charcoal precipitation is worth from ��4 to ��t\ 2s per
ounce, while the gold from zinc precipitation is seldom worth more than
from ��3 to ��3 15s per ounce. Another point in favor of charcoal is
that it will precipitate the gold from
the weakest solution of cyanide,
while the zinc will not satisfactorily
precipitate unless the solutions are
kept up to their working strength.
With charcoal, where it is used, the
solutions are constantly pure and
clean, while there is so much zinc
destroyed by the zinc process that
the solutions must of necessity become heavily charged with zinc and
have to be renewed in course of
Public Opinion.
Manitoba will have 32,000,000
bushels of wheat, and the Territories 6,000,000. Who was it that
said it was folly to open up the
West, and that a railway would not
pay for the greese for its wheels ?
The yield is a splendid tribute to
the statesmanship that added an
Empire to Canada.���Mail-Empire.
Business in all the towns in the
Kootenay is reporled as being of
far greater volume than at any time
in the history of British Columbia.
From every direction comes Ihe
cheering report that the autumn
trade has exceeded the most sanguine expectations of the merchants.
All bills arc being paid promptly.���
Nelson Economist.
The ores of the Alaska Treadwell
and Alaska Mexican mines in Alaska
are the lowest grade gold ores now
worked profitably. In its last fiscal
year the Alaska Treadwell reported
an average return of $2.32 a ton,
and the Alaska Mexican $2.12. Both
companies are steady dividend payers. The profits on these low grade
ores are possible because the deposits are extensive, can be worked
at low cost���$1.48 a ton for the
Treadwell and $1.57 for the Mexican���and on a large scale, while
the cost of milling is kept down to
a low point by very careful management���Exchange.
There is now under construction
in England for the Japanese navy a
battleship that will rival the Majestic, of the British navy, at present
the largest war vessel afloat. The
new Japanese war vessel will be 400
feet over all, and 75 feet beam; but,
with a displacement of 15,000 tons,
will draw only 27 feet of water. She
will have a coal capacity of 15,000
tons and her armor alone will cost
The average resident of Grand
Forks is in a state of tremendous
activity, and the sound of the saw
and hammer resounds from early
morning until late at night. While
our merchants complain that orders come in so fast that they can
not be filled according to contract,
and everybody is rubbing his hands
with the glee of prosperity. This
state of affairs speaks for itself. No
one seems to have any fears of the
future and all are spending their
money freely. They do not hold
onto a dollar as tight as they did
several months ago. The howl of
hard times always lingers long after
hard times have actually gone. The
present hopefulness of everybody is
the best sign of the times.���Grand
Forks Miner.
The Star mine, Cherry Creek,
Nev., is now marketing smelting
ore carrying nearly 3,000 ounces per
ton in silver. A plant with a daily
150 ton capacity will soon be in operation.
Geo. Motosawa, Prop.
Everything First-class. Give
us a Gall.
- Brooklyn, B. C.
First Street.,
Can till all differs Vromptfy for
Out-of-town customers supplied on short notice.      BROOKLYN, B. C.
Heavy Freighting and  Trucking
done for all points along the main
Tote Road to Christina lake.        Prompt attention  to Orders.
�����< nil null tl     h. ft
Ratesf$1.50 to
$2.00 per day.
The Dining Room is under the management ot
Mrs. H. Y. Anderson. The Table is supplied
with the Best the market affords ::::::::
Good Comfortable Rooms.    Clean Beds.
First-class Bar. in connection
St. Louis Beer Pabst Beer Schlitz Beer
\/_ i/  i/
In   in   in
Reopened under
New managemt.
We make a specialty of serving
First-class, Home-Cooked Meals
At a Reasonable price.    Come once and' you'll keep a'coming.
M.LEWIS, Prop.
First St., opp. Windsor Hotel,   -   -   -   BROOKLYN, B. C.
Best brands of Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
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Imported and Domestic Cigars. 9
Baker St., NELSON, B. C.
Groceries, Provisions
Clothing, Boots,
...ft Good Stock, ot Everything.-.
BROOKLYN, ,.    British Columbia BROOKLYN NEWS, BROOKLYN, B. C, NOVEMBER 5, 1898.
Another Death the Result ot
Pure Carelessness.
John Oleson Hud the Tamping
stick Driven Through His
Heart���Died Instantly.
Another frightful accident occurred Thursday afternoon, by which a
workman, John Olson, met instant
death. It is the same old, old
story. He knew he was risking his
life by taking unnecessary chances
in handling powder, but he chose to
take them, and paid the penalty
with his life.
The fatality happened on the subcontract of Pat Welch, about 11
miles below Brooklyn, in the afternoon. Olson was loading a hole
that had been sprung, when, as is so
often the case, the powder became
clogged. Then was the dangerous
time. He took the spoon or tamping stick and bending over the hols
tried to loosen the powder. Instantly the blast went off, the stick
being driven into the reckless man's
heart. Of course death was instantaneous.
Olson was a man of perhaps 40
years and well liked by all who
knew him.    He was unmarried.
The remains were to have been
to Brooklyn today, when they will
receive interment as soon as the
coroner's inquest can be held.
��� ���
Over 2,800 electric lights will
illuminate Dawson City beginning
Nov. 1.
. Copper producers say the metal
costs from $y to 7^ cents per
pound to produce.
Some Slocan, B. C, mines still
ship their ores to Aurora, III., for
treatment at a freight rate of $19
per ton.
In the underground workings of
the Copper Queen mine, at Bisbee,
Ariz., there are over sixty miles of
car track.
Over 1000 mining locations have
been made in the Goat river district,
British Columbia, the past twelve
In Great Britain ores and matters
are sold by a ton known as the
"miners' ton," which consists of 21
cwt. of 115 lbs each, or 2,352 lbs.
The production from silver-lead
mining in Monterey, Mexico, is said
to have increased in ten years from
1000 tons to 10,000 per annum.
The largest pump in Montana is
being put in at the Butte & Boston.
The water cylinders are 17 in. diameter, 21 in. stroke; total weight,
70,000 lbs.
Hidden in the city dump pile at
Leadville, Colo., fifty sacks of ore
were discovered last week that aggregated $110,000, stolen from the
various mines.
The Everett, Wash., smelter, has
appealed to the United States Court
to secure a reduction of a little over
$1000 in duties on 1,500,000 pounds
ot lead ore.
The total heat in one pound of
steam at 90 pounds absolute or 75
pounds gauge is 1179.6 heat units;
with steam at 100 pounds absolute,
the total heat is 1181.9.
The April Fool mine, DeLamar,
Nevada, 60% of the gold in the ore
is extracted on the plates, the resi-
cyanided. It is expected that the
$400,000 option on the property wil|
be taken up by Dec. 1st.
Marcus Daly wants the Washoe
Company's new smelter at or near
Anaconda, Montana. J. B. Haggin
wants it built as a starter for a new
mining town on the Big Hole river
at the junction of Camp creek.
At Sudbury, Ontario, the nickel
ore is crushed, roasted and then
smelted in water-jacketed furnaces,
the charge being eight tons roasted
ore to one ton coke, resulting in a
15% nickel matte, exported for refining.
The relative dissolving powers of
different gold solvent solutions is
stated as follows: Chlorine, 1%
solution, t'/{ hours, 449%; bromide, 1% solution, iy hours, 6.46%;
cyanide, 1% solution, iy hours,
o.57%-6o�� C. in each case.
It will be forty years next January since gold was discovered in
Colorado. Since then gold to the
aggregate of tlitee hundred million
dollars has been mined. Since the
gold discovery of 1848, California's
gold output aggregates thirteen
hundred million dollars,
Slocan ore, all things considered,
says the Sandon Paystreak, is paying the highest treatment charges in
the world. This is not because the
galena ore is more difficult to
handle, but simply because the
smelter men, like the railroads,
charge all the traffic will stand.
Mr. Orr of Salt Lake City, Utah,
says that at the Chloride Point
mine, Mercur, Utah, silver is being
produced at a cost of 23 cents per
ounce, so that at even present quotations there ought to be some hope
yet for some Utah and Colorado big
silver producers. Mr. Orr's assertion is an extremely interesting one.
Every considerable mine should
have an accurate plat of all its underground workings, brought up to
date by a competent engineer at
least once a month, as a measure of
economy. In case of adjacent mines
working on the same veir, or where
water is liable to be encountered,
the need of such accuracy is even
more manifest.
Quatsino district, British Columbia, mine owners figure closely on.
$16 ore sent to Swansea, where
they get $1.50 per unit for copper,
and all the gold and silver. Figuring $9 for the copper, $4 for the
gold, and $3 for the silver, and deducting $5 freight and $5.50 for
treatment, leaves $5.50 to the miner
for all expenses of extracting the
ore and delivering it on the ocean
The placer gold of Cariboo and
Lillooet, and the Fraser and Thomp.
son rivers varies from $15 to $18..
50 per ounce as a rule. Coarse gold
is worth mdre than fine, and amalgam gold, or that saved by amalgamation with quicksilver, is not
worth as much as that which is
save without amalgamating, as no
matter how dry amalgam is squeezed
or how well it is burned afterwards,
a little impurity remains.
In the Silver King mine, near
Butte, Montana, the shaft is vertical
to a deplh of 75 feet, and from there
to the bottom is an incline. With
his candlestick in his hat, W. A.
Waller was ascending the shaft ;
when he reached the junction of the
incline and perpendicular, the engineer felt a jar, and applying the
brake climbed down the ladder. He
found Waller standing in the bucket
with the candlestick pressed into his
braid, dead.
"How to buy a mine" is a question not easily answered. Much
depends on the amount of money to
be invested and the knowledge the
intended investor has of mines and
mining. If he has little or no knowledge of the business the better plan
would be to commission some one
who has. If, however, the would-be
purchaser knows enough about the
business to sample a mine, then he
might get Ihe opinion of as many as
possible of the prospectors and miners who are familiar with the mine
and its value, and carefully note
what each says, making due allowance for the disparaging remarks
always made by disappointed men.
He might also have his samples
assayed by several local as well as
outside assayers, always giving the
assayer samples in pulp, retaining a
sufficient quantity of each sample
for other assays, and have assays
made by an assayer who is exclusively in that business, bearing in
mind that he wants quantity, grade
and title. Make all investigations
as to title through a reputable abstractor or attorney, or both, and
buy no property with a clouded title.
II not satisfied with the quantity or
grade ot ore, secure a limited bond
and make lurther developments, as
well as mill runs.
Hotel Kootenay
Lofated at Porcupine Creek, 10 miles out from Brooklyn. Everything for the comfort of the traveling public. Good stabling accommodations. Free bunks.
Give us a call	
Choice Wines,  Liquors
and Cigars.
Hotel Gladstone.
Situated at the town ot nini.Ktnne, 24 tiiilon from
Brooklyn and 10 miln>i (Vom Christina hike. Fine
Hta.hU' iicenminodiit'onK to mnroiiw. One of tbe Uncut
buildings between Cascade City and Brooklyn......
Pine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Porcupine Hotel |
Located io miles from Brooklyn on the tote road
to Christina Lake.
Bar stocked with the best of j
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Ample Stabling for Teams,
Summit House.
CUMMINGS & CO., Props.
Located 17 miles from Brooklyn on the road to
Christina Lake.
Good Accommodations for Man and Beast
Half way to the Lake, and a Comfortable place to stop.
W^mtm^mmr^mr^m^mW^mW^nw^mW^mWW ^mr^m? ^mW^mw ^-9^9*^*^99^99 ^Sf^^mW^mw^mf
Mountain Home.
McINNlS & CO., Props. 7
A First-class Road Honse, located one day's
drive from Brooklyn.
Best accommodations for
Teamsters at 14-fYllle House.
Workingmen's Home.
John A. McMillan, Prop.
Located 7 miles from  Brooklyn on the
main road to Christina lake���half a day's drive.
Meals and Lodgings Pirst-Class.
Workingmen's Home.
Divide Hotel
.Graham Brothers, Props
Located 15 miles from Brooklyn on the main  tote  road, about
half way to Christina lake.
A Good, Comfortable 2-story House, with the
Best of accommodations. Give us a call when
you come out on the line	
j Half Way House j
Located Half way between Brooklyn and
Cascade City.
Fine Wines, Liquors * Cigars.
Good Hotel and Stable Accommodations ���
Alliance Hotel.
Deal only in the Best Wines, Liquors
 and Cigars	
Headquarters Railroad Men
First Street, BROOKLYN, B. C
Hoffman House.
Coughlin & McDonald, Props.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Front Street,
Brooklyn, B. C.
Aune & Hoveti,
*����*���� Exchange
GIVE US A CALL.... ....BROOKLYN, B. C.   ���
International Hotel.
Front Street, Brooklyn, B. C.
Headquarters for Railroad Hen
Bar supplied with Best brands WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS
Everything New and First-Class.
Best Table in Town~���~ Rates Reasonable
GRAHAM & McMANNUS, Proprietors.
#H # # $ ���� ���� $ ����####
qa,    Is the Gateway to the     jl
* Midway Mines. J*
B t
Forty Miles of Wagon Roi.d Leading to the Richest <*�����)
- Mineral section In British Columbia, _���
*    b    i
^Starts from BROOKLYN, fa
o      I
Thousands of Workmen have
*     o
<J, Headquarters, BROOKLYN i
K     s
Millions of Dollars paid to ^*
*��V Workmen at BROOKLYN, fa
BROOKLYN is the New Town on Lower Arrow Lake, (JL
7f      B. C, where the headquarters camp is located for con
struction work of 105  miles of heavy Railroad tt
work, costing $4,000,0.10. '��%
#W. Parker, Sole Owner,   jfc
.afc Time Checks bought at current rates. 9E


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