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The Grand Forks Miner Jan 9, 1897

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Steel ranges, Stoves, Silverware, Graniteware, Crockeryware, Glassware,
Woodenware, Tinware, Toilet sots
Of All Kinds, Cutlery, Churns, Sewing  machines,  Wringors, Washing machines, Window Bhades, Wagons and Trucks, Fururco Work, Steam and Pipe
(   Fitting, Iron Pipo and Fittings, Etc., Etc.
Firstclass Job Shop in  Connection.
Has opened a new
And   Solicitaa Fair Share of the Public Patronage. '
A. Full Line of Groceries in Connection
Grand Forks, B. C.
The Mammoth Hotel of the Kettle Kiver District.
MES. A. V. DAVIS, Proprietress.
Now is the Time
To Invest.
One Hundred Dollars Invested NOW
Will Buy as Much as a Thousand Next Spring.
-We have now on sale the following good properties:—-
The Above
|    One-half mile from Grand Forks and adjoining the oelebraten
I    BONETA mino.   Will be sold as a group or singly.
One mile and a  half from Grand Forks, quartz ledge, good
Assays and an immenso surfaco showing of ore.
For sale cheap in  the vicinity of the Great   Volcanic
Mountain and Seattle mining properties.
We can honestly recommend as good investments.     We can ge
you good claims in any particular section at bed-rook prices.
We Offer to Prospectors and Mine-
owners Special Facilities for Quick
Keturns as We are in Constant Communication With Capitalists in all
Parts of the Country.
Correspondence Solicited.
McCarter, Johnson & McCarter,
Grand Forks, B. C.
Carson Lodge I. O. O. F, No. 37.
. LI" Vi JL . evening at 8 o'clock in tlie'.r
hall at Carson, B.C. A cordial invitation extended toall sojourning.brethren.
E BraiooKTT, N. Q. D. D. McLabex, V. G.
Spokane, Washington.
Church Notice.
Sabbath In the church at 11 a. m. and 7:3"
p. m. Sabbath school 10:30 a. m. At Carson
weekly 3 p. ra.    R»v. Thomas Patox, Pastor.
u. A. hmuaih.
Law and Collecting Agency.
Chas.de BloisGreen C E P L S,   F.Wollaston P I. f
Provincial Land Surveyors
Civil Engineers, Etc.
Office In VanNess' Addition with J.H. Feather-
ston, assurer.
a l. Mcdonald,
Contractor and Builder,
■»"*ND   FORKS,   B.   C.
Plans and specifications drn,v „,,,„.,.,,,„,,
nished on all kinds of building?' ^Xlv*7,".I?i,
first-class. * 8"-c,l>
Bath  Rooms,
RIVERSIDE,      -      •      •       GRAND FORK*
Aud Mining Engineer.   Member of Quebec Min ■
Ing Society.   Mineral Claims Examined
and Reported on.
Barber Shop.
Centrally Located.   All Work Ganrantced to bi
1- i-nt-CIaii in every Respect.
PETER A. Z- PARE,     •      •     PROPRIETOR;
Does alt kinds of   kinds of repairing am'
horse shoeing.   All work gauranteed.
Does all kinds of repairing aud horseshoeing
Work strictly flrstclass.
T   P. McLEOD.
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
- Lunch Counter -
Hot Cake* and Co-flee luc
A      C. SUTTON.
Barrister at Law,
Notary Public, Etc.
Provincial Land Surveyor.
And Civil Engineer.
Offick, Midway, d. c. ' "'
Associate Member Canadian
Society  of Civil  Engineers.
From Grand Forks to Greenwood and
Stage Leaves Grand Forks 5 a- m-
On   Saturdays, Tuesdays  and
Thursdays, and on Monday
Wednesday and Friday
At 7 0'olook a. m*
Makes Carson,Greenwood, Anaoonna,
Boundary Falls and Midway.
Mr. Burger, of Spokane, is in town.
The  Volcanic ie expected *to start up
A, F. Carpenter came in from
Spokane last Monday.
Tom. Parkinson has been under the
weather for tho past few days.
W. T. Smith whs over the mountain
from   Greenwood   during tho week.
Geo. W. Elliott, of Elleueburg, Wash,
was ii visitor at the Forks this  week.
Win. Jensen, of .Victoria, spent the
woek watching the progress of our town.
Geo. W. Ragland, cf Nelson, B. (1.
is in town looking up some mining
As wo go to press another wedding is
rumored, but it is too jlate to give any
Mr. Holden, of Sprague, has been
visitin,' the family of S. S. Schuler
for tho past week.
H. B. Cannon was confined to his
bed with a bad cold the first of the
week,  but iB now  out again.
Mrs. Huntley, who has Jboen confined
to her bed for sovoral days with a
cold is up and around again.
Mrs. W. H. Fisher, who has been
troubled with severe cold for some time
past is reportod much better.
Gilbert Kendall is in town, from
Vancouver, looking over the various
mining camps of this vicinity,
J. D. Kendall, of Vancouver, arrived
in town on Monday and is looking
around  with a view of investing,
Don't tor^et, when gotting Crown
Grants to advertise ln the Miner, the
only true mining paper in the district.
Mr. Rordeau came it • a„„i,„...
Tuesday evening  and is  looking   after
some mining interests in this viainity.
Work on ths Boneta, on Observation
mountain is steadily progressing, the
deep boom of giant powder being heard
C N. Collins, of the Lone Star min"
across the line, was in town this week
looking after mining interests in thi-.
A. general epidemic of colds seem*
to Jhavo struck the Forks. Alnioid
evury one in town is includod in the
Dame Rumor has it that the Forkii
is to experience a wedding in the near
future-but it is a big secret; so don't
tell anybody.
Chas. Frapk carr.o over from Greenwood on Monday to spend a few days
in town. He reports things lively across
the  mountains.
New business houses aro weekly
started in town, and ore the spring ap
pears our burg will have assumed quite
pretentious dimensions.
Smith and Preslar aro about to open
their now hotel, when they will
doubtlesa get their share of the trade
as they are both veiy popular.
All those wishing to buy farms or
real estate of any kind should call u!
tho Miner Office, where a number of
fino porportioe aro before the public,
Mauue, tho six year old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Duford, who has been
very ill with typhoid fever for the last
two weeks, is reported much better.
A new lirm baa been formed in town
being that of Fea therston & Walker,
who intend to carry on a general
baokerage  business,  and also  will  ex-
VICTOR! A, by the Qraoe of God, of the United
Kingdom of Qreat ltritiiin and Ireland,
QtiBKtJ, Defender of the Faith, do., Ac., Ac.
To Our.faithful ihe members elected to serve in
the Legislative Assembly of Our Province
of British  Columbia at Our city of Vic
tOrla— GllEETINO.
D.    M.    EBBBTS.        I TTTHKHKAH WE are de
Attorney-General.) VV   siroua and resolved,
us soon as may lip, In meet Our people of Our
Provlui e of British Columbia,ana to have their
advice in Our Legislature:
NOW KNOW YE, Unit for divers causes nnd
considerations, and taking Unto consideration
the cane nnd convenience of our loving subjects.
We have thought lit, by nnd with the advice of
Our Executivecounoilof theProvinoe ol British
Columbia, to hereby convoke, and by these
presents enjoin you, and each of you, that on
Monday, the Eighth day of the month of Feb*
ruosy, one thousand eiRht hundred and ninety-
Beven you meet Us   in Our said Legislature or
Parliament of Our said Province, at Our City
of Victoria, FOR THE DISPATCH OF  BUSINESS, to treat, do, act, and    conclude   up on
those     things   which  ln   Our Legislature of
the Province of British Columbia, by the Common Council of Our said Province may, by the
tavour of God, be ordained.
In   Testimony Wherkop, We have  caused
these Our Letters to be made Patent, and
the Great seal of the snia province to be
hereunto aliixed:   Withks.8, the Honour-
able EiHiAa dewdney, Lieutenant-Governor  of    Our   said    Province  of  British
Columbia, in Our City of Victoria, in Our
said Province, this  twenty-ninth day of
Decolubor, in the year of  Our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and ninety-six
and in the sixtieth year of Our Keigu.
By Command.
Provincial Secretary. .
amine and report on claims. We wish
thein success in their new enterprise.
J. K. Johnson returned on Wednesday evening from camp McKinney,
wlioro he had gone to meet bis two
Bisters, who wero on their way from
Gid R. Prnpper and Frank Truax
left on Thursday for Greenwood in
company with Mr. Jensen, of Victoria.
They returned yostorday and report
ttiingn lively across the mountains.
Frank Grillin, Win. Dirckson, Frank
Soars aud Mr. Auderaon 5left Monday
for the Bonanza mino, in Knight's
camp, where they will continue work
on tho shaft.
School commences on the Hth insl.
Mitis Margaret Johnson, who is to
havo charge of tho school, has duly
arrived and will open tho school on
Monday next.
Ruckle Bros., who own tho valuable
farm adjoining the town-sito on the
eaBt, are negotiating for the sale of
this property. The proposed purchaser
being an American capitalist.
W. Jensen, of Victoria and who iB
extensively interested in that city, has
been visiting our town for tho last few
days. During Mr. Jensen's short Btay
he purchased a fow North Fork properties and will likely invest more in the
near future, he expresses his opinion
that a considerable amount of coast
capital will find its way to this section iu tho early spring.
Tho funeral  of Mrs. Stewart Smith,
who died very   suddenly last Saturday
morning  of   heart  failure,   took   place
Sunday after-noon at 2.30 o'clock.   The
attendance  was very  large, as "Grand
ma" aH she was called by all  who knew
hor, had 11 very  largo circle of   friends,
Rov. Thus. Paton preached nn eloty-'y-' '
 ..„ u,.,_, uuUruu, alter which she
waB laid away for her long rost.
As the Penticton atago was coming-
down the big hill at Rock Creek last
Sunday, and just at the ateepeiit part
of it an accident occurred by whicl
W. J. Snodgrass, the proprietor of
this stage lino lost one of his bee!
stage horaea. The particulars aa re
lated by tho driver, when the acciden.
occurred are as followa.
In answer to some intorroggatarior
relative to the accident, tho driver
said: "Ves Daisy is dead, sho was or.u
of tho best trained horses in the advice. The way it happonod was this,
as wo were going down tho Rock Creek
hill on a smart trot, tho mare stumbled
on ono of her four lege and Kiekeu
the same leg with one of hor hind ones
fracturing tho bone terribly, the los>
bouea being distinctly felt with the
hand. I thou drove the stago iutu
tiock Creek with tho wheelers und dispatched a messenger back to kill the
faithful animal and thus put her out
of  misery."
This should bo a warning to 'the
various stage lines in thia district to
eee that fast driving down hills should
be stopped, as besidea endangering the
lives of passengers they are apt to kill
valuable horaoB.
To show the necessity of establishing
of a mining record office at Grand
Forks, we will give a fow figures that
Bpoak for themselves,
From the 24th of last April to the
present date, Peter T. McCallum, J. P.
of this town, had recorded 385 claims
and procured for parties 190 free min
er's licensos also 175 certificates of
work, 70 bills of aale, 15 traders licensoe
and 10 pre-emption applications.
Besides these thero woro over 200
records made by J. K. Johnson, Notary
Public, and a large numhor by other
ollicials in this section which will foot
Up about 700 mineral claims recorded
the past summer in thia particular dis
tiict, thus it can bo readly soon that
thero wiib sufficient recording done last
summer to warrant the establishment
of a recorder at Grand Forks,
This coming seasou will at least
double tho recorders duties, as the
number of locations and transfers will
be greatly enhanced.
Therefore we trust that "the govern
ment will see their way clear to grant
us a recorder  without   further delay.
We wish to thank our neighbors and
friends for the assistance and sympathy
which they so readily extended to  us
a tho hour Jof our bereavement by the
lose of our   dear    mothor and  friend,
Mrs. Stewart Smith, and  we wish especially to thank Mrs. Geo.   Ingraham
for the beautiful wreath of flowers.
J. H. Smith,
Mrs. Agnos Proslar,
A. Preslar,
Mrs. Gid R. Propper.
Is owned by H. H. Huff and is a
strong iron cap being {over 100 feet
wide on the surface. Tho mineral
here is gold  and copper.
There is an   eastorn J company now
negotiating   for this property.
Is owned by Spokane parties who
have the commencement of tt shaft on
tho lodge, being .now at n depth of 13
Assays have been made from the
croppings of thia property which havo
brought returns as high as 820 in gold.
la owned by John Hanloy and others
who have run a big open cut on the
lodge, the face of which is Borne 12 feet
which reveals a well mineralized wall.
Several oilers have beon made lately
for this claim, ='but tho owners prefer
to wait until they have further domon
strated their property before they place
it oh tho market.
Is owned by Ed. Titsworth, and is
a most promising claim, a 'shaft hat
been started on thia property with good
results, an assay was rocently taken
from the workings on this claim at a
four foot depth, which ran aa high as
#15 in gold and P per cent copper.
Is owned by Snyder Roed, who has
driven a tunnel into the ledge somi>
20 feet. Ho has now built himself a
compact cabin on this property and iH
wintering here, whero he is working
diligently and will ere spring, havo his
property fairly demonstrated.
Is another well known property, being
owned by Mr. Reynolds, and other?
who havo sunk to tho depth of 15 feet
with good results. Mr. Reynolds is
also a part owner of the well known
wonderful property near Volcanic mountain,
Is a relocation of tho Francis and is
owned by W. K. White. It is a huge
iron cap, witn eoppor indications. It is
tho owners intontion to sink on this
property before spring.
the   BRADY
Is owned by Messrs. Brady and Smith
and ia locatod near tho Pathfinder,
with what little work has beon done on
thia proporty, it has shown up well.
A recent assayer in Buto, Montana
showed returns aa high as 812 in gold,
besides a large percentage of copper.
The Lone Star in Eureka camp,
which ie ownod by JameB Clark and
others, ia looking well. There ie now
a force of men pushing ahead with the
tunnel, that ia now in eome 50 feet.
The Evoritt A: Spokane Mining Co..
which owns tho Rambler property, on
Pass Croek, are sinking on this pro
perty, being now at a depth of 40 feet.
The ore ou this claim is rich in gold and
It is reported that there aro eome
good graphite claims up the North
Fork, If this is correct these proper
Uob will in a Bhort time come to the
front, as the genuine graphite is a mo-it
valuable mineral and always has a
ready market.
J. D. Sears and Bud Daugherty have
gone to do development work on the
Northern Bell, on Brown's creek. This
property is ono [of the .best known
claims in tho North Fork district aud
some high gold and eoppor assays have
been made from samples taken from ite
A 815 assay was recently mado from
the croppings of tho Monarch property
on Gttlona mountain, which is owned
by 0, O. Luther of this town. Mr.
Luther 1i»b shown his faith in this
property, to bo very strong, from the
fact that he has ,'recentlv refused two
good offers for this claim.
Death-onthe-Trail, an old time prospector and scout, woll known through
tho whols north-woat, was instantly
killed on the .first day of the year by
falling over a steep bluff and starting
a slide. He and two Spokane prospectors woro locating claimB near Mineral
Point, 10 miles from Hope, Idaho, when
the accidont occurod. Proctor's head
was crushed. Ho went with the rock
slide about 200 feet.
John W. Proctor, or Death-on-the-
Irail, was ono of tho beat known scouts
and mining men in the entire northwest. At ono time ho was estimated to
be worth $150,000. He wae about 55
yoara of  age.
Job work at the Miner office. ROSSLAND AND
Phenomenal   Development   In   This
Noted Gold and Copper District.
SIX MILES northwest of the confluence
of the Pend d'Orellle and Columbia
rivers, an average sized mountain
stream culled "Trail" creek, from whli li
the greatest gold producing camp ln
America takes Its name, Hows into the
Litter waterway.
This creek was well known to placer
miners In the late sixties us tlio celebrated Dewdney trail, which was built to
connect Hone, on the Pacific coast, with
the then fabulously rich placer diggings
en ihe Wild Horse creek i-'i the east Kuot-
enay, the trail following the creek from
Its mouth io ils source-, about IU miles.
However, it Is not thought that these
early pioneer-, ever found evidences of the
vuslness and richness of the present Trail
creek camp. The lirst authentic account
of the value of tliu matchless mineral deposits were the discoveries by a party of
prospectors, with George Bowermon, who
Is well known In Spokane, at their head,
In the summer of 1SS7. Bowerman locate!
the Lily May and sunk a shaft 20 feet
deep before abandoning tho location in
which the ore had temporarily played out.
The Lily May was relocated in the summer of 1SSI) by Oliver Bordeau, who has
held the claim until a few days ago. Hor-
deau worked the claim during tho winter
of 1SS9 and 1890. In July, 1890, Joseph .Moris
and Joseph Bourgeois, who bad beon !n
Bordeuu's employ during tho previous
winter, started on a prospecting trip In
tho direction of what is now known as
lied mountain and there In one day located tlio Le Rol, Center Star, War Eagle,
Iron Mask and Vlrglnius, a group of five
claims that today are held at tho good
round sum of {10,000,000.
Topping Buys tin- Le Rol for ¥12.50,
At that time Nelson, on Kootenay lake,
and distant some 61) miles, was tho only
recording oflice ln the district. While
thero having their claims recorded, Moris
and Bourgeois met E. S. Topping, and,
under the law being unable to hold two
claims on the same lode, and as tho Le
Hoi, Center Star and Idaho appeared to
be located on tho same load, they gave
Topping his choico of the three ln consideration of his paying the recording
fees ($12.50) on the group. Topping chose
the Lo Rol, as the ore from the claim on
assay showed a slightly better gold value
than either of the others.
Topping made a trip to his purchase,
carefully sampled the vein and armed
eates, he hied HlDlflSes und assay certiti-
ho succeeded in persuading a "s^nttitta-i?
of Spokane men, witli Oliver Durant al
Ils head, to take hold. A bond ol $10,000
was taken on 10-30 of tho mino. Subsequently Mr. Durant sold his Interest in
tho Lo Hoi and bought tho Center Star.
Oliver Durant Is certainly tho pioneer
and father of the camp. In the winter
of 1.SD0-91 the Lo Hoi company had a oar-
load of oro "packed" on mules' bucks to
the Columbia river, and from thoneo
Bhelpped to one of tho many smelters at
Butte, Mont. This ore gave in gold and
copper the magnificent returns of $80.40
per ton. However, regular shipments did
not commence until three years later, as
the cost of transportation nnd treatment
was excessive. ln tho Interim, how
ever, a great deal of desultory development work was being done on tho Lo Rol,
War Eagle, Josio, Center Star and Nieklo
Plate claims.
Formation of the DJntrlct.
Tho prevailing rock is a green stone in
all its various refinements of nomencla
ture, but mostly desrlte, syenite, porphyry
—dosrite of all shades and textures, owing to Its constituents, viz: feldspar, pyroxene  and   hornbleiids,   being  variously
proportioned.       At  a  dlstanco  from   the
veins  the  country rock appears to have
a lighter color and a coarser texture.   The
whole of the country rocks have a jolnl-
ago moro or loss distinct.    The lines of
jointugo or cleavage appear  to  bo more
numerous near a vein and the rooks there
have a short,   sharp blocky  appearance,
which does not obtain so much as at a
distance from the ledges.   A largo portion
of   the   country   rock,   particularly   near
the veins, shows Iron In small flocks, in
the form of magnetic pyrites, with a few
specks of ohalcopyi'ite.    Several eruptive
dykes, very similar to tho adjacent country rocks,  though lighter in color, owing
to an excess of feldspar,  traverse different sections  of  the  camp.    Tho general
contour of  the country  Is  by  no  means
abrupt, hut tho hills appear to have been
rounded  off   by   nature,    and    luxuriant
timber and undergrowth cover the greater
part of It.    Winter does not set in until
lato ln the year, and though there Is almost a continual downfall  of snow,   the
winter Is mild,  and there Is but a very
short period of excessive cold.   The general strike of the veins Is east and west.
and   their  dip near tho surface between
CO and 70 degrees,  though on sinking on
some   of   them,   notably   the   LeKol,   the
veins becomo almost perpendicular.
The   Veins  und  Ore.
Ill all places these veins are strong, true
and  very  easily  tracoablo,   showing considerable   oro   In   tliu   shape   of   cupping
mixed with ore.   They vary ln width from
three to 50 feet,   ln some places veins as
wide as 50 feet havo been found, but they
are unusual.   These veins are, as a rule,
covered with a strong greenstone capping,
heavily impregnated with pyrllic or white
Iron,   to  a  greater or  less   degree.    The
linos  of Jolntago of tho   "cup"  rock are
usually filled with a decomposed mass of
red oxide of Iron, very dark ln color. The
oro Is generally found under this capping
at a depth  of a few feet.    The general
opinion of mining engineers Is that these
veins are truu fissures.   The ore Is a massive mixture of copper and Iron sulphide,
consisting  of  pyrlte,   achalcopyrlto,  pyr-
rliollte, arseiio-pyrite and mespecko], with
a quartz and calcspar gangue.   This ore
Is not often crystallzod, hut Is usually ln
a solid amorphous mass.   It carries one to
threo ounces in gold, three to 10 per cent
copper and a small varying amount of silver,  usually less than  10 ounces  to  the
Development or tho Camp.
Since Patrick Clark and his associates,
two years ago demonstrated beyond per-
adventure that tho War Eagle was a mine
of extraordinary magnitude, the development of the camp has been rapid from an
outsider's standpoint, but from the point
of view of the well Informed mining man
It has been  slow.    Thero is,  however,  n
good   reason   for   this   seeming  paradox.
Money has not been wanting for the exploration of the surrounding silent mountains, literally ribbed with their veins of
gold ore, but the extreme hardnoss oi tho
rock has been a serious detriment to the
rapid  development of new  claims,   as  it
Is a physical impossibility to make rapid
progress   ln   underground   work   without
tho aid of first class power plants.  It 1» i
however,   a  most   noteworthy    and    en
couraging fact, that not a single property in the camp upon which systematic
development has bun carried on, has tailed to show marked Improvement, and
furthermore, deep development has satisfactorily proved the existence of mine.-.
where surface assays and Indications almost precluded tie- advisability of development. Nevertheless tin- progress
of tho camp has bi en, in all lights considered, both rapid nnd wonderful. Deep
development iu the Trail creek mines is
telling a wonderful and Interesting story.
In ihe Trail creek camp today there ore
10 mines actually pro.luring ore. Thoy
an: the l.e Rol, War Eagle, Josio, Jumbo,
Red Mountain, livening Star, Iron .Mask,
Mayflower, Kootenay and O. K. Tlie output of tin- tirst three will easily aggregate
250 tons daily under the conditions that
exli led previous to the construction and
operation of the Red Mountain railway.
The Le Hoi mine, said by the most eminent of English experts to bo the greatest
gold mine in tlio world, almost adjoins tlie
low u of Rossland, and is easily capable
of hoisting and placing in tlie bins, ready
for shipment, 300 tons of ore daily, Inn
up lo tin- 20th of December this mine bus
practically neld the ore transportation
facilities of the camp In a continual stale
of congestion. The Lc Hoi mine has more
development on it than any mine in the
camp, and is inure deeply explored. The
Le Hoi company, since the month of October, 1896, has paid $260,000 in dividends,
or 50 cents per share ou a capitaliza..on
of 500,000 shares. Offers of $5,000,000 for
the company's holdings havo been refused.
Tho War Eagle mine adjoins the L-e Hui,
and for the amount of development work
done, shows up equally as large bodies of
auriferous sulphides as does the former.
This mine is daily shipping 00 tons of high
grade ore. Since tlio month ot March,
1896, the War Eagle mine has paid $187,600
in dividends.
The Josiu adjoins both the above mentioned mines on the west and without
sloping easily markets 30 tons of ore per
diem. During the past summer big
strikes of high grade shipping oro were
made on the east end of the property,
which have greatly enhanced tho value
of tho company's holdings. Since shipments were started from the Joslo, about
5000 tons of $10 oro have been marketed.
It is confidently hoped that tho Joste
mine will be on a dividend-paying basis
beforo July. 1SII7. The management of the
mino Is very conservative, and Is keeping its development work well ahead, and
are not breaking down their ore reserves.
The Iron Mask adjoins the War Eagle
on the east and has shipped some of the
highest grade ore yet sent from the
The Evening Star, on the east slope of
inrshlpmelftsnl6u!?..&InJ has' a,ld >? mak'
The Jumbo maue its initial 'shipment
during the past week, over the Red Mountain railroad, but will, tor tho present
only ship such ore as is extracted In necessary development. The Jumbo does not
belle Its name, and without a doubt will
make one of tho banner mini's of tlio
Trail creek camp.
The Red Mountain, situated on the hill
of the same name, is the latest addition
to the list of producing mines. Its lirst
shipment went out last week over the
Columbia & Hod Mountain road. Regular
shipments will continue throughout the
The O. K. aesorves special notice, as it
is a free milling proposition, and is apparently the only interloper in the vast
army ot" sulphide ore mines thai surround
The Mayflower, too, has peculiar characteristics, as the ore carries a large percentage of argentiferous galena.
A curious and noteworthy feature of
the above list of shipping mines, is the
fact that all these properties are either
owned outright or controlled by residents
of the city of Spokane.
Prospective Shippers.
There are a great number of properties
in tho Trail creek camp under the ordeal
of development work, but which either,
owing to adverse transportation facilities and the necessary hardness of development, have as yet shipped no ore,
but which have bodies of sulphides which
will pay to mine. Another year's development will tell a wondrous talo about
them, and it is not too much to hope, under the most adverse circumstances, th.it
at least 75 per cent of the following mines
will be actual and continuous shippers
before tho end of tho year.   They are:
The I. X. L., Delaware, Coxey, Giant,
t.'olonna, Monte Crlsto, Center Star, City
of Spokane, Nickel Plate, c.ui, Great
Western, Commander, Crown Point, R. E.
Leo, Homestake, Lily May, Sunset, Silver Boll, Red Eagle, Deer Park, Nost Egg
and Mascot.
The above list contains 22 mines, and
with tha five mines already shipping, it
can ho safely said that with the greatly
improved transportation facilities that
there will be 20 regularly shipping mines
in the district ero another year rolls
Machinery   Equipment.
Tho best criterion of the advance of the
camp during the past year is a statement
of tho new heavy mining machinery that
has been installed. It denotes most emphatically tho feeling of confidence held
by capital and mining men of experience,
in the permanency of Its ore bodies. On
tho 1st day of January, 18SIG, there was
Inn. ono seven drill air compressor and
iwo hoists on the Le Hoi. and a hoist
on the Niekd Plate. The War Eagle
company also had a small two-drill com-
pressor al  work.
Today tin. following mines are fully
• quipped with machinery:
Kootenay & Columbia, ono 30-drill ln-
gersoll  compressor.
Win- Eagle, one 30-drill compressor and
two hoists.
Center Star, ono seven-drill compressor.
Josic, one soven-diill compressor, hoists
and pumps.
Cliff,   one  two-drill  compressor.
Monte Crlsto, one seven-drill compres
chinery equipment of the camp Is 25 times
greater than one year ago. Can any oilier
camp in the world show such a remarkable increase in such a short time?
Then also, during the year of 1896 the
llelnze smelter was completed and blown
in. The smelter was originally designed
as a loo-ton plum daily capacity. The
capacity of the plant has been doubled
twice iii 12 months, and improvements
under way will again double tho present capacity of the smelter. When these
improvements arc completed the Trail
Smelting Company will have one of the
i.u^esi plants in operation in America today. D. C. Corbln and his associates in
his western enterprises have also announced their intention of erecting a 250-
ton plant for the reduction of Trull creek
ores, at a point adjacent to both the line
of tho Spokane Falls & Northern and the
Hed Mountain railway. Northport will
probably bo the point.
Transportation   Facilities.
Tlie completion of Hie Columbia & Hed
.Mountain railway into tho town of Rossland has given tho Trail creek camp Hie
best transportation facilities and ine
easiest mode of communication with oui-
sldo trade centers yet possessed by anyone of the many mining camps iu souiu-
• in British Columbia. Though it is true
that the construction of the Columbia iV
Western from Trail to Rossland early in
ihe past year greatly lessened
mo difficulties of transportation,
Hie facilities and capacity of the road
have never been equal to the thousand
and one demands made upon it. It was
not until the Hed Mountain road was an
operating lino that Rossland and the Trail
creek camp enjoyed anything like adequate transportation facilities. Even now
freight is blockaded. The construction of
tho Red Mountain railroad has also added another spoke to the wheel of prosperity that is revolving so rapidly to
Spokane's renown. It has made Spokane
Lho virtual headquarters of Rossland s
mining men, and the acknowledged trade
center of the whole Trail creek region.'
Withal, Trail creok is easily accessible
from  anv point  of  tho compass,   nature
• laving so ordained it.
Output  tor   l.snil.
Without a doubt tho output of the past
year did not come up to Hie highwatcr
mark of $5,000,000 predicted early in tlie
year by somo of the camp's most san-
guino admirers. However, it has not beon
through the fault of the mines, but a
combination of adverse circumstances
that cropp?d up. Lack of adequate and
competitive transportation is tho prim--
cause of the failure. Secondly. *■*••• lonB
option on the War Earl.-, -"-ring which
period little or no •--» was produced from
that grout mine, was another important
factor. However, under such circumstances, it le most gratifying '-> admirers
.f i he. camp to know that the wonderful
output ot ioso -,,.,s moro than doubled.
'True sources for the exact llguros aro not
open to the writer, but a careful estimate
places the output ror tho year at tho good
round sum of two and three-quarter
millions of dollars. Trail creok today Is
in a position to doublo these figures during the present year.
The City of UonmIuimI.
Thero aro 10,000 people in tlio Trail
creek, C00O of whom live in Rossland.
Kossland depends for Its support on the
mines and Its business prosperity hangs
on the monthly pay roll. By actual count
It has been established that thero aro today over 1300 men employed ln tlite mines
of Trail creek. Theso men aro averaging
$3 per day, so Rossland has a regular
monthly pay roll of $15,000. Those figures
are exclusive of wood choppers, railroad
mon, teamsters and clerks, who are also
drawing a monthly stipend. It is safe to
say that today Rossland has a pay roll
of between $750,000 and $900,000 per year.
The remarkable development of tho
past year has beon more noticeable Iu
Rossland than at any other point ln tho
district. From a small, Inconsequential
hamlet of 2000 Inhabitants without any
ono of tho comforts, luxuries and boons
of an effete, modern civilization, Rossland has assumed the proportions of a
lown of 6000, and with its railroads, graded streets, water, electric light, schools
mil churches, It has quite a metropolitan
Every merchant in the place who has
been here the major portion of the year,
expresses himself astounded at tho rapidity with which Rossland's trade and
Importance grow, and says that the development in tho mines fully Justifies the
statement that Rossland will, in tho space
of a year, bo the most important place
ln tho Pacific northwest. With 'its now
railroad facilities and the prospects of
additional smelters for the quck and expeditious treatment of the ores, Rossland
looks forward to the future with confidence.
Adjiieent Districts.
Not less remarkablo than the development of producing mines in the Immediate
vicinity of Rossland, have been tho rapidity with which prospectng has been
pushed afield, and the discoveries which
have been mado in other parts of tho
Trail creek mining division. Wherever
tn .• formaton ln which the Rossland
mines were, discovered has been found,
claims have been located and surface development work done. And already out
of a chaos of locations, mineral zones
havo boon defined which bid fair to equal,
if not to rival tho basin of Trail creok.
Development work on Murphy, Sullivan.
Champion and Hear creeks has proved
the existence of Immense deposits of gold
healing ores. Space ln an article of this
kind docs not permit a mlnuto description
of these now camps; It sufllces to say that
I hey aro zones of undoubted merit and
boundless possibilities.
From present indications, It would seem
as though tho Columbia rivor, between
the 49th parallel and the main line of
tho Canadian Pacific railway, was about
to becomo lho outlet of a gold producing
country which will palo the luster of
California, Australia or the Rand.
■SIeven   Hundred   Tona   of  Ore
hipped  During;  (lie   Vein*.
ESTLED in a crescent shaped slope
on tho western side of Kootenay
lake, protected by jutting points
from the winds that sometimes sweep
this beautiful Iwdy of water; tempered
against excessive cold by hot springs that
bubble up about tlio town, lies Ainsworih,
the pioneer 'town of this immense Kootenay mining section.
lb-re was the natural camping point of
trappers nnd Indians In days long gone
by, before mineral, other ihan gold, attracted the Slightest interest to an out-of-
the-workl locality, but here it was that
Kootenay lirst made known her mineral
wealth—mode it to trappers us lung ";'"
an 1S25—who were camped on the very
spot the present town stands on.
'This knowledge was commuinie.u,ted lo
tho old Hudson Buy company, and nearly
every year after that the knowledge was
reinforced by like intelligence cairrled
by trappers and Indians, but not ii.il
•about 1860 did any one ever visit the
placo with a view of possibly engaging
in miming lead-silver ores. In that year
the late Senator George Hearst, a man
who aimed to keep a little ahead of ihe
procession, and who succeeded, made the
hazardous trip up the Columbia from the
coast, examined particularly the present
Kootenai Chief and Blue Bell claims and
incidentally looked over some of tho other
known veins.
The result of this trip demonstrated to
those in search of hotter knowledge
about this section that there was ore. and
acres of ore, but that the grade rendered
mining at that time, from a business
standpoint of view, prohibitory.
About 1878 one Sproul located several
claims and held them in a half ray
compliance with the then very crti.lt
law governing quartz mining. A couple
of years later the Alnsworlhs, In posses-'
sion of franchises from the government,
had timber scouts through 'this h*-*-'-"*
bent upon getting a foot1-- l0r the ■""
cation of am ton—"*° lanu Bra,u- Tnls
exam'- -""" c01u'luded nothing, but the
,,_'.. springs was located by the party and
a grant given outright to tlie man whose
namo it now bears. Next year a miner
in tho employ of the Alnsworths took
exception to the manner in which Sproul
was holding 'his claims and proceeded to
jump them all, and in the suit following
the verdict was in the nature of a compromise which .suited neither party, and iter
four years of armed 'neutrality Thomas
Uammid was found dead on Oho dispute!
ground and a year afterward Sproul paid
the penalty ou the gallows.
The denouement in this case undoubtedly had something to do with the Ains-
wort'hs' abandonment of their franchises
here and their drawing out nearly killed
off tho order of the fow prospectors who
had drifted 'In expecting the country to
bo made accessible by railway and boats,
but as a few claims back of camp led
by the "Krao" could exhibit some magnificent specimens ot high grade ore, :t
few of tlho more level-headed men remained Mid foui-ht tho ai.ARttlirm ;is tn nltl ■
mate value out to a finish.
Ainsworth supports two general merchandise stores, a drug store, butcher
shop, three hotels and the usual accompaniment—two saloons. Tho town is a
model for orderly conduct, supports a
pretty church, a successful school and
so far us health is concerned the living spring at Saratoga is not in the same
The development of the camp was slow,
very slow, tho usual falo of tho pioneer
everywhere. Transportation had to be secured, money procured for development—
a monumental task In early times here
—prejudices sot aside, mining laws remodeled to suit the changed conditions, etc.,
hut as year by year new camps were discovered and attention generally drawn to
tho country, Ainsworth came more and
more to the front until the silver slump
knocked nearly every prop from under.
Since then, beginning again, development
has beon on extremely conservative lines,
only such claims as could be worked by
tunnel being producers, the expense of
hoisting plants not exactly flitting tho
means of most owners, the Sky Line excepted.
Tho mines that have produced the past
year and shipped are the:
No. 1 860 tons.
Sky Line at tons.
Black Diamond     12 tons
Little Phil no tons!
Mile Point 30 tons.
Neosho  m tons.
Sunlight   12 tons.
Gallagher  is tons.
Uan''  12 tons.
King Solomon jo tons.
Russian   Physician   AnhstIm   lie   Hun
Discovered u Certain Remedy.
New specifics for old diseases have been
so uncommonly frequent of late years
that, however respectable the medical authority may be under whoso wing a new
cure is introduced, one can hardly be too
cautious or skeptical about receiving it.
Still, in Incurable diseases any gleam of
hope is welcome, any surcease of sorrow
afforded lo the patient Is a distinct gain.
The idea that cancer may at some future
time become curable is more or less universal; the belief that It can now be made
amenable to successful treatment Is exclusively Russian. The physician who
bids cancer patients hope is Gospodecn
Denisenko of St. Petersburg, and whatever verdict bis colleagues, who are now-
taking the matter up. may finally bring
in. it seems to be admitted that he has
made out   a   prima   facie case.
lie. licnisenko's specific is a plant that
grows nil over Europe; botanists term It
chelidonlum magus, simple minded English people call it swallow wort. It possesses :i milky, saffron colored juice,
which in some countries is used by tho
peasants for the purpose of ridding themselves of warts. Tho lirst time Dr. Denisenko drew attention to this cure—it was
about 12 weeks ago, in tho medical review of Vratsh—lie merely asserted that
it could also be employed with satisfactory results against the external growth
of cancer, just as the peasants used it
against warts. A new communication of
his has just appeared in the same review, in which he further maintains that
it can be taken internally with excellent
effects. For this purpose, however, It
must bo specially prepared, inasmuch as
the Juice ln Its natural state contains two
potent poisons.
L>r. Denisenko describes seven cases of
cancer which he has treated by means
of swallow wort juice. Four of these
were external cancerous growths upon
Which a surgical operation was. for various reasons, out of the. question. The
doses of the new specific were necessarily small at fin---, and were gradually increased, true photographs of the results
wM^n the physician has published, together with his article, show the effects
of the chelidonlum, which ilnally removed
every trace of the cancer. The three other
Instances were of cancer ln the stomach
The patient was unable to retain any but
liquid nourishment when the doctor began his cure. After a course of treatment
by swallow wort he could eat bread,
minced meat, hard boiled eggs, etc., and
every trace of the cancerous growth had
Such in brief is the prima facie case.
The matter is now, so to say, sub judice,
and, as often occurs, the thesis may he
weighed and found wanting. But it may
also happen that some lire may be found
where there is so much smoke, and this
result would bo cordially welcomed all
over the world.
City of Spokane, one two-drill compressor,
Hed Mountain, seven-drill air compressor.
Homestnko, seven-drill air compressor,
hoist and pumps.
Commander, four-drill air compressor,
hoist  and   pump.
While Bear, four-drill air compressor,
hoist and pumps.
Crown Point, seven-drill air compressor.
O. K„ seven-drill air compressor and 10
stamp mill.
The Mayflower and Nlcklc Plate mines
have also mado very extensive additions
to their hoisting machinery. The following mines havo also ordered plants, all of
which will be in operation by tho 1st of
LeRoi,  40-drlll air compressor.
Nest Egg, four-drill air compressor.
Deer Park, four-drill air compressor.
L X. T.., four-drill air compressor.
R. E. Leo, 10-ditll air compressor.
These figures go to show that the ma-
llevivul of lliiHlnesH.
Tucoma   Ledger:
The fusion officials
who are about to be entrusted with tlio
management of the government of this
slaio have been elected under pledge
mado by themselves nnd their party to
reduce expenses and lessen taxes. If they
confine their efforts to the fulfillment of
this promise they will accomplish much
—more In fact than they can accomplish
by any other or nil other means. If they
do all that may be done in this direction
they will In no wise repel immigration or
Investment, hut will encourage It, nnd a
perceptible revival of business may be
confidently looked for as soon as tliu
legislature adjourns.
Saloon in nn old Churchyard.
The strangest saloon in the world. Hays Lon-
•lon, Is a tnvern In Hendoh, It stands in ihe
center of nn old churchyard, and ancient tombstones surround it. It Is many hundreds of
years old and Is the only licensed beer saloon
in the neighborhood of the graveyard.
Bait  Until* Are  flood.
A hot salt hath gives nlmost Instant relief
to the victim of overexerclee.
£°ta> 1101   tons.
tho Blue Bell company own and opei--
alo the smelter and concentrator at Pilot bay and handle tinder onltiitiry conditions about 300 tons of crude ore a d.iy.
The No. 1 has a 30-ton concentrator, more
or loss interfered with by a short supply
of water. Tho Caii'idiau Pacific cumin uy
have a 75-lon caiH'cntraitor just leaving
the builders' hands, and the surveys are
out for a 100-ton plant, and tramway at
the Highland, and a like plant at the
Tariff. The control of all these plants,
excopting the No. 1, is held in the United
Tlio transportation facilities arc better
than any silver-lead camp 0.11 'the continent—cheap and soft waiter routes leading directly to the Northern Pacilic, Great
Northern, Spokane Falls & Northern and
the Canadian Pacific railways, While the
smelters at Pilot, bay, Nolson and Trull
safe-guard us against excessive treatment
charges outside, and this fact is just now
materially affecting the destiny ot the
camp. Thero aro over 100 men at work
at miner's wages here, $3 a day being the
established pay. Over 200 moro people
reside im the camp and a noteworthy fact
in connection with employment is that
married men with families aro given preference, and as the mildness of Ainsworth
winters is proverbial and the health of the
camp so exceptionally good tlie school
attendance demonstrates that heads of
families appreciate the conditions.
Tho now country back of Ainsworth received a more thorough examination this
summer than usual and tho result is
that the camp discovered about the h "i.l
of Kokanec creek shows a belt extending
north across the heads of Coffee, Co11 i.r
and Woodbury creeks. The natural route
into this camp is via Atasworth.
All tho mining machinery in camp except ono or two small hoisting engines
was built in the United States, and of all
tho supplies bought by merchants here
fully 50 per cent Is bought aoross the line.
II  Occasionally  Produces  Untoward
and  Dangerous Results.
Is laughter a disease? It sometimes Is
unquestionably so, and it has been known
to cause death, says the New York World.
Some eminent neurologists have declared
even moderate laughter a symptom of
nervous hysteria, and therefore abnormal
and Indicative of something wrong.
European physicians aro now busy
discussing the case of a man In Australia who is suffering from a nervous
disease which manifests itself in paroxysms of laughter. He Is about 30 years
old, and for several years has been afflicted with uncontrollable fits of laughter,
which occurred every few months. These
gradually increased in frequency, until
now he laughs a dozen or more times a
day; In fuel, be is laughing nearly all of
the time.
In tho intervals between attacks the
man is perfectly well. When an attack
comes on It first manifests itself in a
tickling at the extremity of the toes of
the left foot. The man began laughing,
and, as the tickling sensation extended
up tlie body, his laughter became uncontrollable. When the feeling reached the
level of the breast the man lost consciousness for a short time, after which
he fully recovered. These attacks usually lasted about two minutes. While
they continued the man laughed in a
forced and  mirthless way.
Dr. George F. Shrady of 8 East Sixty-
sixth street, the eminent specialist, says
that ho has heard of such cases, but he
has never seen a man who laughed too
"Laughter is a function when It is normal " he added, and It become', a disease only when it is without cause nnd
can not be controlled. As Dr. Oliver
Wendel' Holme; su' • tlio human system
Is run by both water power and wind power. Tears typify the water and laughter
the wind. 1 suppose one power Is as natural-as the other, and each is equally
normal and harmless. Laughter Is merely
ence-is of enjoyment. If becomes a dis
ease only when Its character has changed. In every asylum thero are patients
who cry too much and loo easily, ami
th"'o ere others whose loud laughter can
be heard nil through tho building. Such
laughter is a symptom of Insanity anil is
due to h-ii'i'-exeitallo'i of the laughing
"We woul 1 be belt i- oft as a race if
there were more laughing. I think that
the man who lau.'hs too eusll- is better
oft than tie ndsunt-irone who never
laughs at all. Wo know that laughter
aids digestion, and that It acts beneficially
in many nervous disorders. I can not
think that all laughter Is a disease or
that It Is a symi torn of a nervous disorder. The man who never laughs needs
more attention than the man who
laughs too much. As long as there Is
mirth In the laughter It Is all right."
I    If Rising Bought tuba,.  %
"On the whole, I think we'd better buy
Cuba," said Mr. Rising, as he lit a woulil-
bc Havana cigar.
"Do you, John?" said Mrs. Rising, who
was mentally comparing the respective
merits of Northern Spy and lien Davis
"I do, Emily," replied Mr. Rising, with
argumentative ilrmness.
"Isn't it a large island, John?" inquired
Mrs. Rising, feeling thai further remarks
woro expected from her.
"Tolerably," responded Mr. Rising, "but
1 think we could manage il."
"I'm sure you could, John," exclaimed
Mrs.  Rising,  with wifely admiration.
"Maybe so; maybe so. Emily," assented
Mr. Rising, witli duo modesty.
"i don't know, John, that it would be
pleasant lo live in Culm," Mis. Hislng remarked, thoughtfully.
"I don't know why uoi, .Mrs. Rising. A
big sugar plantation with bananas and
pineapples strikes me as a pretty nice
thing by the side of a Chicago winter."
"Cousin Mnnda sent me a splendid
recipe for pineapple preserves," observed
Mrs. Rising.
"You see, Emily," continued Mr. His-
Ing, with a confidential accent, "most
people haven't figured out the future of
those warm countries. A man could go
down thero, raise coffee for 10 years, und
come buck rich."
"But, John," inquired Mrs. Hislng,
doubtfully, "aren't they having somo war
In   Cuba?"
"Of course, Emily," Mr. Rising answered ln a patronizing tone. "That's
why we can buy it cheap just now."
"Those hard times have made lots of
bargain sales," Mrs. Rising agreed, In
real appreciation.
"I don't think we ought to let such a
chance slip," gravely alleged Mr. Rising. "It will never happen again. You
can depend on thai, Emily."
Mrs. Rising, thus elevated to the position of chief counselor, iu a brisk business manner put the question;
"What is a cheap price for Cuba,
"Oh! one or two hundred millions,"
returned Mr. Rising with airy Inconsequence.
Mrs. Rising stared at her husband with
unfeigned consternation.
"John, does your headache?" she
demanded suddenly.
"Not at all, Emiy, never felt bettor in
my life," Mr. Rising answered.
Mrs. Rising still endeavored to scrutinize his features through the clouds
of tobacco smoke.
"Of course I don't mean to bring Cuba
right into the Union," Mr. Rising said
In tho lofty manner suitable to dlsposin
of questions of state.
"No, dear, no!" Mrs. Rising answered
in a soothing tone. "No, you can buy
Cuba for two hundred millions and ho
a little king down thero on a coffee plantation, sitting under a banana tree."
Mr. Rising blew the smoke aside and
regarded his wife keenly. That intrepid
woman met his gaze unflinchingly.
"What ln thunder! Emiy—" began
Mr.  Rising.
"There, there, dear! Don't excite yourself," said Mrs. Rising.
"By George! Emiy, have you gone
daft?"  shouted Mr.  Rising.
Mrs. Rising only regarded him silently
nnd shook her head.
"Well! Why any woman in hor senses
should talk that way about the United
.States buying Cuba Is more than I can
tell,"  Mr. Rising fairly howled.
"Oh! John-Is It the United States that
wants to buy It? I thought it was you
yourself," nnd Mrs. Rising gave a huge
sigh of relief.
Mr. Rising without a word turned out
tlie hall gas and wont upstairs to bed
Mrs. Rising, as she folded her work
neatly preparatory to following him, said
to herself:
"I wish I had never heard that John's
great aunt Haldulo went crazy and
thought she was queen of the Cannibal
Islands. On the whole, I think the Ben
Davisos are the best lo eat, and the
Northern Spies to bukc."_chieugo Times-
ues extremely
(Itemized from Bradslreet's.)
The money market continues
dull at Boston.
Leaf tobacco is active and sales largo,
satisfactory   prices,    are   reported
Collections   generally
IiitllrondN and Nicnrn-riin Canal*
Portland  Oregonian:    The opposition of the
railroads to the Nicaragua canal Is said to
spring not so much from fear that transcontinental rates will he reduced, but that thus indirectly values will shrink and capital he wiped
cut. This Is not unlikely to be the case, hut
Ihe day has gone by when wiping out of capital can lie resisted. Railroad history of the
past four years Is full of such disasters. The
Oregon Railway & Navigation Company ofTers
a signal example of this sort of things, and
when the Oregon Pacific was sold for $100 Hint
fully $15,000,000 of capital was wiped out In a
from    Louisville.
are good.
Orders for spring dry goods, clothing
and shoes are being placed satisfactorily
at Chicago, but heavy buying is ma generally looked for.
Thero has been somo business in iron at
Pittsburg, hut the unsettled condition of
the steel market lias had Hie effect of retarding sales In that line.
General business does not improve at
Providence. The unsatisfactory condition
of woolen manufacturing is turliher emphasized by ihe suspension during the
cur-rent month or two Rhode island concerns engaged in the Industry.
St. Louis reports that purchases of
necessities are largely oomiflned to sont-
ing-tip orders by mail. Pig Iron and Iron
and steel aro quiet, without change of
prices, but considerable figuring is going
on for next year's business.
In other than groceries and some leading staple linos, Cleveland's jobbing business continues light, no general improvement being looked for until the orders
for spring deliveries set in, in which respect the feeling is a hopeful one.
lllld    Older   SiNferx.
"What would you call the sound produced
when two bodies come together?" asked the
teacher, who was trying to explain what a
noise Is   to  her pupils.
"Oh, a kiss, ma'am," replied tho little girl
who evidently had older sisters.—Yonkers
grasped  her by the arm and cried with
supreme sarcasm as she strode away:
"Come away,  Babette.    Do not notice
such vulgar people."
If the great God should hearken.
All  wishes  to  fulfill
Anil strip the stars to ribbons
We'd  sigh   for   rainbows  still!
—Atlanta  Constitution.
♦ *   *
Weary Watklns-S'pose you had your choice-
all you eotlld eat fer a month, or all you could
drink—which would you take?
Hungry Higgins—It would wind up in my
dyin either of starvation or tho delirium trim-
nun s,   I dunno which.—Indianapolis Journal.
* #'   *
Old Gentleman—Seriously, 1 don't remember
ever to have told a lie In nil my life.
Young Gentleman-So? Well, do you know,
I m getting a little forgetful myself.-Boston
* *    » *   ....   .  .
"I   should   have   brung   my   umbre"
marked Mrs. Llvewayte, a member of the 1, .-
capo  Literary  Society.
"Brung?" asked Mrs. Lakor, In a gentle, corrective tone.
"How stupid of me. Of course, I meant
iirang.' "-Harlem Life.
• *   *
"They say it calms the mind to let the eve
rest on the distant horizon."
"That's a fact; when I see a man to whom I
owe money it always quiets me to look steadily Into the distance."—Chicago Record I
Rich in Mineral Deposits Willi Valuable  Shipments.
A DAY'S journey by railway and
steamboat, due northward from
Spokane, takes the traveler to Kaslo
City, B. C, the gateway to the famous
mining district of the Kaslo-Slocan.
A country of Alplno ruggedness Is the
Selkirk range, where these great and
numerous mines are located; a land where
many of the peaks rise almost perpendicularly far Into the region of perpetual
snow; where the typical great cedars of
tho Pucitic coast have claimed the soil
unchallenged for ages, and where nature
seems to have jealously sought—by dashing floods, devouring Arcs, impassable
snow, and destroying avalanche in their
season—to place a heavy price upon her
treasures buried there.
Yet ln spito of tho forbidding aspect of
the Ancient Dame In that region, It Is
now a country of railways, of Steamboats,
of stupendous machines and wonderful
engineering achievements; of important
towns and fast-growing population in the
narrow and almost sunless valleys, and
constant outllo.v of the precious and useful metals from the mountain sides.
Only the short space of five years divides tho primitive from the present era,
ln the Kaslo-Slocan. ln September, 1S1I2,
two daring pathfinders—Jack Seuton and
Carpenter, Providentially surnamed Eli—
came by canoe from Ainsworth to whore
Kaslo City now stands. Thence—carrying their few impediments on their backs
—they ascended Kaslo river to tho summit of the divide on which lies Bear lake.
Together they went on down tho middle
fork of the stream, since called Carpenter creek, to the point where, within a
distance of 20 feet, the north and south
forks enter.
Camping thero over night, they separated the next morning, Carpenter ascending the south fork to the place now
known as tho Payne slide; his companion still continuing to descend the main
stream, but soon, finding the descent difficult and unpromising, he returned, and
overtook Carpenter about half way up
the slide. Together they kept on to the
summit, and located the Payne mino in
With a generous company sample,
which both assisted in packing away, and
a small private souvenir, which each surreptitiously concealed from tho other,
like cards in the sleeves of All Sin, they
both agreed that diminishing rations
compelled a speedy return to Ainsworth,
which was mado without loss of time.
Neither party showed undue haste in
getting the company sample of oro into
tho hands of tho assayer, but each had,
privately, a chemical experiment of great
interest to himself, undertaken as soon as
The First Rush In.
Carpenter, getting the first returns, do-
parted, with B. Biolcnberg, by way of
Nelson, thence down the river to tho
crossing of Slocan river, up Slocan river
to Slocan lake, thence up Carpenter creok
to tho Payne. Too late, however, for
Seaton had arrived over the former trail
two days before, bringing with him the
Hennessey brothers, J. McGuigan and F.
Flint, locating tho Payne extensions on
September 28, passing over to the other
slope of the mountains and locating the
Noble Five group.
Two days later came Bruce White, 10.
Toolson, A Jarden, J, Sandon, Charles
Chambers, B. Franklin, Tom McGovern
and two others; and 30 or 10 neighboring
claims wore promptly located. Bruce
White and Sandon, discovering the Star
slide in the distance, crossed the canyon
and located the now famous Slocan Star,
October 9. The next day the extensions
of tho Star were located, but that night
began a heavy snowfall, and the pioneer
prospectors of the Kaslo-Slocan—clambering among rocks and fallen timber,
through dense undergrowth, nnd over
deep and deeponlng snow, which made
the light camping outfit of each man a
grievous burden—left tho country in a
Needless to say, tho whole country was
covered with snow locations, with the
lirst return of spring, but little legitimate
prospecting was done until June, 1893.
With the first output of oro from the
minos began tho growth of incipient
towns and cities, and rudimentary roads
and trails, through the level lands of the
Kaslo-Slocan country might he sketched
ln a negative sentence as brief, as the
famous chapter of natural history which
dismissed a momentous subject in six
words, namely: "There are no snakes In
Ireland." In tho winter of 1808-94 ore was
hauled on sleighs over a passable road to
Kaslo, at a cost of $40 per ton. In the
summer of 1894 it was packed out with
difficulty, by way of Nakusp. New Don-
ver on Slocan lake, and Kaslo on Kootenai lake, have been at sharp rivalry since
their foundation In 1893. Kaslo—though
onco devastated by Hoods, and onco by
Arc—Is still ln the lead. Three Forks—
though destroyed by lire in its infancy.
September, 1891—has enjoyed subsequent
prosperity. Sandon and Sllverton began
exlstcnco In 1895, and Cody, Slocan City,
and Brandon are now thriving triplets
of ono year's growth.
Lack of facilities for transportation retarded the development of tho Kaslo-Slocan country—up to tho completion of the
Canadian Pacilic railway branch to Three
Forks, ln December, 1894. No machinery
was Introduced into the mines until the
summer of 1895, since which time tho Slocan Milling Company, at Three Forks, has
built and kept ln almost continuous
operation, a 150-ton concentrator, with
3000 feet of three-rail tramway, ln two
sections, and bins for 2000 tons of ore.
The mill stands on the Canadian Pacific
railway track, so that ore Is run from the
mill directly Into the cars. It is supplied
with water through a 6000-foot flume, and
with ore by the Idaho, Alamo and Cumberland minos, and has also done some custom work. It employs usually about 28
Some ot the Companies.
The Byron N. White company own and
operate tho Slocan Star concentrator,
situated on Sandon creek, one-half mile
south of Sandon. Its capacity Is 120 tons.
In summer the mill is operated by water
power, using a Polton wheel and a 3000-
foot flume from Sandon creek. In low
water the power Is supplied by a 50 horse
power engine and boiler. Water for washing ore comes through a 9600-foot flume
from Carpenter creek. Tho aerial, three-
rail, gravity tram has a wire cable, two
cars, automatic dumps, and is 1800 feet
long.   The machinery for   a   four-drill
compressor plant is on the ground, and
Is being put in position. The power for
this will be supplied by a 60-horse-power
boiler, placed at the mouth of tunnel No.
5. A sawmill is also on the ground, but
will not be set un until spring.
The Slocan Star supplies the ore for
this entire plant, and is developed to a
depth of about 700 feet. The No. fj tun
nel will cut the vein at a depth of about
900 feet, and will be about 1000 feet long.
Tho mine is thoroughly equipped Willi T
mil track and steel push ears, il has new-
hunk and boarding houses, and employs
140 men. Recent improvements have been
made at an outlay of {25,000, and the shipment of oro since January, 1890, has been
7500 tons.
The officers or the company are Angus
Smith, president Byron N. While, vice
president; J. Hoyt Smith, secretary und
treasurer; Bruce While, business manager.
Tlie Noble Five Consolidated Mining
and Milling Company is erecting a 120-ton
concentrator which will be ready to run
January 1, 1897. it is situated at Cody,
on the south fork of Carpenter creek, ami
also on a spur of the Kaslo & Slocan
railroad. The Hume from Carpenter creek
Is 1700 feet long; penstock 1800 feet long,
10 inches In diameter, and has a fall of
062 feet. Oro Is delivered at the mill by
an aerial bucket tram, directly from the
mino. Tho tram is 6100 feet long, of
Finluyson double wire, automatic in
operation, and was made by the Colorado
Iron Works of Denver. Tho towers are
very solidly built, and tho whole work is
the most substantial of ally similar structures on the Pacilic coast, If not ln the
whole mining world.
Tho mill is supplied with ore from tho
Noble Five and Deadmnn consolidated.
The output from these mines since January, 1890, has been 1000 tons. The mill
and mines employ usually about 80 men.
The mines are developed by eight levels,
7000 feet of tunnels, drifts and up-raises,
and equipped with camps for accommodation of 150 men.
The officers of tho company are: J. D.
Porter, president; J. G. McGuigan, vice
president; S. S. Titus, treasurer; J. F.
Cutler, secretary, and R. M. Sherman,
business manager.
Tlie sampler at Kaslo, capacity 120 tons
daily, has just been completed by the
Kootenay Ore Company, and expects to
receive the ore from the Kaslo & Slocan
railroad in bulk, determining its value,
and either buying at the sampler, or re-
shipping it as It was received, or sacking
It for forwarding to smelters.
The Washington concentrator Is In the
Washington basin, and Is supplied with
water from McGuigan lake by a 2100-foot
flume. Its ore is shipped at McGuigitn's
siding over the Kaslo & Slocan railroad.
It is owned by Mitchell and St. Jean, and
draws its supply of ore fiom the Washington mine. This mine, owned by the
Washington Mining Company, is one of a
large group owned by his compuny, and
an old and well-known produced of high-
grade ore. It has between 1500 and 10'JO
feet of development work, and a good
wagon road to McGulg.m's siding. Its
total output has been probably (300,000.
Shipments for the past year were 1100
tons. The officers of the company are:
J. L. Montgomery, president; T. E. Jefferson, vice president; J. L. Retallack,
treasurer; Ralph L. Clark, secretary.
Tho Lucky Jim, located at Bear lake,
Is equipped with a 50-horse-power boiler
and 4-drlll compressor; has shipped 100
tons of ore to tho Slocan Milling Company's concentrator. Tho mine employs
21 men, and is owned by Braden Bros.,
Mathews and others.
Tho Antelope mine, located in tho
Jackson basin, has a power hoist, and
steam pump, which will soon be replaced
by a larger hoist and stronger pump.
The Slocan Boy, on Payne's mountain,
Is developed by about 1000 feet of tunnel
and cross-cuts, 200 feet of shaft, and a
300-foot tunnel on another vein, it is
operated by a whim, and ships at Mc-
Gulgan's siding. Tho output for the year
was 000 tons, and tho ore runs as high as
300 ounces silver und 70 per cent lead. The
owners are S. K. Green, Robert Easson
and other Spokane men. It is now under
leaso to Gibson and Keith and employs
20 men.
The Monitor, located at Three Forks,
has about 1300 feet of tunnel and crosscuts, and is equipped with stoel ore cars,
oro houses, a 20x80 bunk and boarding
house, and employs 12 men. This Is the
only Slocan mine that produces any gold,
the ore—all very high grade—averaging
$8 per ton In gold. The output of oro for
tho year was 225 tons. Tlie mine Is owned by Georgo Pettys.
Tho Ruth mine, situated at Sandon, has
about 2000 feet of tunnel, upraises and
drifts, and has been stoplng out ore for
a year. It lias a wagon road one mile
long from tho mine to the railroad, tho
longest developed ore chute in the country, a three-story bunk and boarding
house, oro house for 14 sorters, and employs 60 men. Its output for 18911 was 1120
tons. Preparations are being mado lo
ship tho oro in bulk to the Kootenay Ore
Company, at Kaslo, to bo sampled. Bins
will be built above the track, the ore
hauled In wagon, dumped, and then shot
Into cars. The Ruth Is owned by Mc-
Vey Bros.,  J.  H. Alexander and others.
Tho Wonderful group, located at Sandon, has 2500 feet of development work,
and an excellent four-foot trail, 9 per cent
grade, one and one-half miles long. Itu
output has boon 400 tons, of which 250
tons have been shipped to sound smelters
and Pueblo, Colo. The ore, up to tho present time, is washed out of the surface by
two ditches. The mine employs 22 men.
yiic officers of tho Wonderful company
are W. W. D Turner, president; II. '.'.
Bell, secretary; J. M. Armstrong, treasurer.
The Reco Mining and Milling Company,
owning tho Reco mine, near Sandon, have
recently incorporated, and will build a
tram and concentrator next season. They
have 6000 feet of development work, on
six levels. The output for the year was
GOO tons. Thero are 20 men employed. A
large bunk house has beon built and the
working force will be Increased to 75
men at the beginning of tho year. The
owners of tho Reco aro Messrs. Harris,
Kelly and Wharton Bros.
Tho Last Chance, located near the Reco,
has 1000 feet of development work, has
shipped 350 tons of high-grade ore for the
year, and employs 12 men, but has accommodations for 30. Tlie mine is owned
by E. J. Tomllnson.
The Enterprise mine, on Springer creek,
was bonded by Finch and Clark, a year
ago, for $25,000. Development work to tho
amount of 1000 feet has mado a mino of
this property, which was disposed of ln
December for $300,000 cash.   Forty tons of
ore have been shipped, and eight ears, or
ICo tons, remain to be shipped. The Enterprise employs 20 men.
The Payne group, located near Sandon,
the oldest location in the district, his
about 2500 feet of development work, and
four miles of wagon roud; has shipped
2550 tons, for tlio year, and employs 60
men. This property was sold in September, 1S90, for $100,000 cash, and has Blnce
produced ore enough to repay Ibe purchase price.
Mines    Without    Power    Machinery.
A list of the principal producing mines
that have no power machinery is as follows:
Black Fox, shipping point, Forks of
Kaslo river; has shipped 00 tons of ore.
lion Band, shipping point, Iron Hand
siding; has shipped 750 tons (Iron) ore for
the past year. Northern Belle, shipping
point, Whitewater; has shipped 45 tons.
Whitewater, shipping point, Whitewater;
has shipped 200 tons; employs 25 men.
Antoino, shipping point, McGulgun's; bus
shipped 15 tons; employs six men. Surprise, shipping point, McGulgun's; has
shipped 120 tons; employs 12 men. Humbler, shipping point, McGulgun's; bus
shipped 100 tons ,and will soon ship 300
moro. Northern Belle No. 2, shipping
point. Mcduigan's; has shipped 100 Ions.
Wellington, shipping point, Wellington
siding; has shipped seventy-flve tons;
employs 15 men. London, .shipping point,
Bear lake; has shipped 15 tons of 1500-
ounce ore; employs tight men. Mountain
Chief, shipping point, Mountain Chief
siding; lias shipped 100 tons; employs 15
men. lvanhoe, located at Sandon; lias
shipped 100 Ions; employs 10 men. Chambers, shipping point, Cody; has shipped 15
tons of ore; employs four men. Nepawa,
shipping point, Slocan lake; has shipped
20 tons. Bluebird, shipping point, Cody;
litis shipped 15 tons; employ live men.
American Boy, shipping point, Sandon;
has shipped 45 tons; employs six men.
Axax, shipping point, Sandon; has
shipped 30 tons; employs six men. Good-
enough, located at Cody; has shipped
150 tons; employs 15 men. The Carnatlon-
Held-Tenderfoot group; has shipped ia
tons; employs five men.
No statistics are at hand for the following mines:   Tho Best, California, The
Idaho,  Alamo,   Cumberland    group    und
numerous others of considerable moment.
The Itiiili'ouds and Steamboats.
In the fall of 1891 the Nakusp & Slocan railroad was completed from Nakusp,
on Upper Arrow lake, to Three Forks—a
distance of 39 miles—and leased to tho
Canadian Pacific railroad, ln 1S95 the road
was extended lo Sandon, and Is locally
known as tho Canadian Pacilic railway
branch. It is now equipped with ono 60-
ton passenger engine, one 90-ton freight
engine, two passenger coaches, an ample
supply of freight cars, and has an S5-ton
rassenger engine In transit.
A branch line of the Canadian Pacilic
railway extends from Revelstoke to Arrowhead, where it connects closely with
the boats of tlie Kootenay and Columbia
Steam Navigation Company. This company has two steamboats—the Lytton and
tho Nakusp—ono tugboat, and eight
barges. Two of the barges are fitted with
tracks, and will accommodate six loaded
freight cars each. Freight is loaded on
the cars, brought to point of consignment and discharged; cars are reloaded
with ore direct for the smelters as far
cast as Omaha, and west to tho coast
.smellers—some of it In bulk and some in
sacks-without  further handling.
In December, 95, the Kaslo & Slocan
railroad—a narrow gauge road—was completed from Kaslo to Sandon and Cody,
and is equipped with two 35-ton engines
and one palace coach, 15 box cars and live
flat cars. All cars havo standard axles
and air brakes, and the road-bed is for
heavy equipment. Tho company has just
received a new 42-ton locomotive, and a
new palace coach, and has ordered 25 new-
box cars. The purchase of a rotary snow
plow is under consideration. The operators of this line have also asked for
dump ore-cars, to handle ore In bulk, so
that bins may be constructed by mine
owners along tho road, and oro handled
at tho smallest expense. Eventually,
barges will be placed on the Kootenay
lake, and tho dump-cars can then discharge direct into bins or cars, from the
main line.
All freight out over this route at present goes by way of the Nelson & Fort
Shepurd, and Spokano Falls & Northern
roads to Spokane.
The International Trading and Navigation Company has two steamers—the Alberta and the International—on Kootenay
lake, from Five Mile Point and Nelson to
Kaslo, and they aro handling their share
of ore and freight.
The Kootenay ami Columbia Steam
Navigation Company has also two steamers—the Nelson and tho Kokunco—plying
the Kootenay lake between Nelson and
Kaslo, and In tlie summer, monthly trips
to Bonner's Ferry are made by these
Up to the present time transportation
facilities havo all been taxed to their full
extent. At one lime last fall over 100 cars
of freight lay nt Revelstoke for tho Slocan and Rossland caritps.
I.ulioi*   find    llllNiflCNN.
Statistics arc not obtainable as to Ihe
number of men In the whole Kaslo-Slocan country and Us towns and camps,
but a conservative estimate places it at
1700. The number employed in mines and
mills Is about 800. Miners got $3.50 for
10 hours, day shift; tho same for nine
hours, at night. Car men and shovellers
get $3 for same hours. Board costs $7 per
Business of all kinds is fairly well represented in tho towns of the Kaslo-Slocan, but only a partial list ot the merchants engaged could be obtained. Goods
of all kinds—not perishable—are mostly
bought in Toronto and other Canadian
points. The few names obtainable arc
as follows:
A. E. Atherton, Sandon, pioneer merchant In gentlemen's furnishing goods.
Has also postofllce and telephone exchange.
II. Bycrs, Sandon & Kaslo Hardware
H. Glegorich, Sandon, Kaslo and Ainsworth; buys goods on American side.
Pitts Bros., Sandon and Three Forks,
J. B. Brody, Sandon, poultry, fish and
fruit; buys in Spokane.
F. J. Donaldson, Sandon, drugs.
Hunter & McKinnon, Sandon, Sllverton
and Three Forks, dry goods and general
Crawford & Co., Sandon, general merchandise.
Green Bros., Sandon, Cody and Kaslo,
general merchandise.
A. F. Dockstcader, Cody and Kaslo,
general merchandise.
Slocan News Company, Sandon, Slocan
City, periodicals and groceries.
'     Bourne Bros., New Denver,general merchandise.
McQueen & Gore, Sandon, drugs.
Papers published are as follows:
"The Pay Streak," Sandon.
"Kootenaian,"  Kaslo.
"The   L'lige,"   .\',.'W   Deliver.     All   pulllisll-
. nl weekly.
|    Tlie population of lho country consists
| in  large majority, of  United States citizens.
'I'll, ore of the country, except where
otherwise mentioned, is ;til silver-lead ore.
Nearly every producing mine is equipped
wlib tunnel work. All ore is brought
to tin- surface In ears propelled by man
power. Most of the deep tunnels are using T roils. Costly hoisting apparatus will
not be needed for years, nor pumps for
draining, us tho tendency of transportation is always down, making the ore
cheaply handled. Some mines are developed to a depth of 900 feet on the vein.
There Is no grazing in the country, to
speak of; no game except bear; mountain
trout run In all streams, and other fish
an' In Ibe lakes.
Snow slides are a menace on nearly all
trails, and several deaths have occurred
I herefrom. The cemetery at Cody, which
serves for Sandon also, contains but
three graves, those of two men who perished by a snow-slide, and one who was
killed by lightning.
There are schools ln Kaslo, Sandon,
Three Forks and New Denver. Churches,
or religious services exist also in all those
places,   and  several  others.
Where    tlie    Material   Comes   Prom
mid How flu- Howl is Cut.
The brier used in the making of brier
pipes comes chiefly trom France, una
largely from the region of the Pyrenees:
it is said Unit the very best brier conies
from Sicily, says the New York Sun.
Only the root or Hint part ot the wood
that grows underground Is used. It is
sawed into oblong blocks which have no
semblance to the form of a pipe, but
each of sufficient dimensions to permit
the fashioning of a pipe from It. The
sawed blocks are soaked in salt water,
dried and seasoned. They are imported
into  tills country in large bags.
In the pipe factory here the brier
blocks are sorted out in sizes, for larger
and smaller pipes, and then, if necessary, they are trimmed down before going to I lie machines that arc actually to
shape tho pipe; little slabs or bits may be
sawed off the block to bring It down close
to the size of the pipe that is to be cut
from it; inn not much needs to bo cut
oil', for the blocks aro sawed originally
so that there will be us little waste as
possible. Then the brier block goes to
the borer, Ihe lirst of the machines employed in the actual fashioning of the
The boring, machine has three knives,
set ill tiro same plune; the middle knife
bores out the bowl of the pipe, the two
outer knives cut away the wood on the
outside und form the shape of tho pipe.
These knives, set in a lathe, make moro
than 4000 revolutions a minute. The middle knife, which bores out Ihe howl, Is
longer than the two outside knives, which
shape tin., bowl. The borer cuts the pipe
out tu its full depth; the cutters, in the
ease of un egg-shaped pipe, dig down to
the point of tlie pipe's greatest circumference. In mukiug a wood pipe of the
bulldog shape, un additional side tool Is
used to shape lho bowl for a llttlo space
below ils greatest circumference. in
making an egg-shaped pipe the knives are
made to turn; in making a pipe of bulldog shape the block is revolved.
As the brier block comes from the bores
it is still u I,rill- block, with the pine
bowl bored down into one end of it and
the outside of the pipe bowl shaped down
I'm- bull' ils depth. The block with tho
pipi thus pai'tly cut in it goes to a lathi,
similar to the lathes used in cutting gun
stocks and other irregular forms. The
culling tool used witli this lathe Is circular, like a circular saw. it has peculiar, knife-like teeth. It is revolved, like
a circular saw. al high velocity. The
brier block, with the bowl partly shaped
out, is secured upon the lathe, to which
lias already been attached a metal pattern of the shape that it is desired to
• ■nt tlie block. This metal pattern Is
made lo turn against a smooth edged
wheel attached lo the lathe. The brier
block turns with tlie pattern, and Is
brought into contact with the smooth
wheel. As the pattern Is turned the cen-
ter line ol' the block is brought near to
it or recedes from tlie teeth cut Into the
wood deeply or lightly accordingly.
Whether the stem of the pipe is round,
oval in square makes no difference; the
cutting wheel cuts awuy the wood so
that Ibe wood Unit is left is shaped in
accordance with the pattern.
Tile work of the irregular lathe is done
very quickly, und the pipe comes from It
with Hie bowl nnd stem completely shaped out, bin there is jis yet no hole in the
stem. The spin here spoken of is the
brier stem continuous from the bowl, and
not u  bit, or mouthpiece.
The pipe is then rough llulshed and line
finished ou wheels covered, one witli
coarse and the other with line sand paper,
and subsequently is further fine finished
by polishing it on a wheel with ground
pumice stone.
After the lirst finishing tho pipes arc
assorted into firsts and seconds. Firsts
are pipes without a blemish; seconds are
pipes that have any outside defect.
The hole through tho stem Is bored
with u steel wire having a cutting tip.
and turned rapidly in a lathe. Fine pipes
are ''filtered, sn thai the hole through
the stein may be bored exactly in the
center; ordinary pipes are held against
tile wire borer by hand, but pipes thus
bored are almost without exception bored
squarely in the center.
Then the pipe goes into another machine which cuts the thread in the end
of the stem lo hold the bit, or mouthpiece. Then the band, if It is to have
one. around the wood stem where It is
joined by the bit, or mouthpiece, is put
on, and the bit is attached to the pipe.
What   the  Pitrrot   Would  Like.
"I would give my heart's blood for Cuba." shrieked the patriot.
"Good!" exclaimed a bystander. "I'm
gelling' up a troop now. Will you join us?"
"Well—er—or—my family," replied the
patriot—"I've got a family to support,
and "
"Weil take care of your family," said
the other, "and pay you well besides.
What do you say?"
"Sell my patriotism for money?" cried
the patriot, Indignantly. "Never, sir, never.   It's too sacred."
And he vanished In tho crowd.—Atlanta
Many  Properties Thai Promise  Well
IVitlt    Dei e!o|llllt*IH.
Till: Kettle River mining section is tributary to the Boundary Creek. North Fork und
Pass Creek mining distriots, as well
us ibe greater portion of Un: Colville reservation over the international
boundary line in Washington. Central
and accessible to ail tins mining territory is ibe Grand Prairie Valley, un ex-
poii.'-ivo one, not only profitable in farming and fruit-growing Interests, bm surrounded by many valuable mines. Grand
Forks, now going on its second year of
growth and existence, is situated at the
junction of the North Fork river with lie
Kettle river ami is the natural distributing point lo all this section.
Fifteen months ago Hie corporate limits
of the city of Ciand Forks was un Isolated ranch, purchased by John A. Manly
and Dr. G. w. Averill. and laid em lino
town lots. Since then a young city has
grown up containing about 130 residences
nnd business houses and has a population
of about ."•on pecple at the present time.
i nn of this number are no floating or Undesirable people, but all are substantial
property owners us well us being largely
Interested in mining prospects.
One misunderstood Idea of the geography of this country should be placed
right In the minds of people on Ihe outside, and thai is: Through this pan of
the country the Kettle river lakes nn
easterly course for a distance of about
50 miles. The North Fork empties Into
the Kettle river at Grand Forks, from the
north, draining about 200 miles of country,
noundnry creek, 20 miles west of here,
flowing from the north, also empties into
the Kettle river. Puss creek, heading :J'i
miles up ln the Boundary creek range,
runs easterly and empties into tlie North
Fork river 12 miles north of Grand Forks.
By this description  it  will  be seen   that
Spokane Falls & Northern,
Nelson & Fort Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways.
Loave. Arrive.
7:00 a. m Spokane 7:00 p. m.
U.;;{0 a, m Rossland 3:25 ]>.  m.
11:00 a. m Nelson 5:20 p- in.
Close coiiint'ctions at Nelson with steamers for Kaslo and all Kootenay Lake
P-asseng'firs for Kettle River and Boundary Creek connect at Marcus with stage
within a radius of over 20 miles i:; a
oluek of country In which are local- d the
greater portion of the richest and . rgest
bodies of mineral In British Co mbia.
Tu the east of the North Fork is e famous Volcanic, Pathfinder, Bontparte,
• Columbia, Elsie May, and Bonanza
Mountain mines, all being worked at
present witli the exception of the Vol-
vauic. and that will be in active operation
Inside of CO days.
On Hh- west side of Boundary creek
there -■- also a large and rich scope of
country in Which an- tin- famous Copper,
Deadwood   and   Smith's   camps.    In   the
• nt< r of this scope of country is Greenwood camp, and there Is hardly a foot of
country from there to the North Fork,
I'ass creek and Hardy mountain that is
not located, and all claims have fine mineral showings on the surface. Thus it
will l». seen that between Grand Forks
and Greenwood is what is known as the
Kettle River district proper, and in which
Is contained tin- largest and richest num-
ber of mining properties in British Columbia.
There is considerable development work
K<'iiikr *->■ ■ among the mines throughout
the different camps this winter, In spite
Of many 'if them getting started late in
Hie season and having lo get to work
under many difficulties.
Some  of   i be   Properties.
The Volcanic property is at present
Idle, and there Is every reasonable excuse for it. it is a big mining proposition, and it would lie a waste of time and
money for tlie company to start work on
a small scale. A force of 50 miners can
gel lo work anywhere on the mountain
with short notice and mini' out from 150
to 200 Inns of ore per day. Capital is
now being accumulated for this purpose,
and when they do get down to business
it is believed one of tlie biggest mines and
largest ore producers will then be universally known. Preparations will be
made sometime between now and tho
lirst of March for starting work.
The Seattle property up the North Fork
is also idle at present on account of existing difficulties Which are to be settled
Shortly, when development work will go
ahead by sinking a deep shaft and opening up the mine hy drifts, cross-cuts and
blocking out stoplng ground. Tlie Seattle Is one of the richest mines In this
section, its ore body upon the surface
measures from 80 to 100 feet in width,
and the character of the ere is identical
wi-bhithat of the Le Rai 'and other mines of
Rossland—a pure sulphide that occurs in
strata from two to four feet in width
across the entire vein. It is owned hy a
strong company who have the capital already subscribed to go ahead with work
at  the proper time.
Shi*    Knew    Aunt    .limr.
Aunt Jane was a nossip. We knew that well
enough, bul we were a little surprised one day
when Margie, who had just been clad in a new
dress, announced her intention of visiting the
"Why de yen wish to see Aunt Jane, dear?"
asked mamma.
"(ih,  tause  I's ilnt a new dwess."
"I don't think Aunt Jane cares," said mamma.
"Yeth, hut I want her t' thee it. tauso zen
ev'ybody 'li know  t'a dot  it."—Jmlire.
Kettle River Stage Line.
G. W. WILLIAMS, Manager.
: : :FROM : : :
Marcus to Grand Forks, Greenwood, Anaconda,
Boundary Falls and Midway, B. C,
And all Points on the Reservation.
Stages Leave Marcus on ihe Arrival of the Train.
Leave  Grand   Porks 1:00 a.m.
Arrive Grand Forks  9:00 p. m.
Leave   Marcus 12 m.
Arrive Marcus 11:00 a. m.
Boundary Hotel
First Class Accommodation, Good  Stabling,   Terminus  ot
Stage Line s run Marcus, Washington.
Financial, : Mining : and : Real : Estate : Agent*,
A Large List of Good Claims for Sale on Our Hands
Investors Shown Claims hy
an experienced man.
C. A. Jones,
House and Carriage Painting,
Plain and Decorative Paper
Hangingi  Kalsominmg, Etc.
Taking the world over, out. of 1,0(10,000 persons
48.000 die of scarlet fever and 30,000 of typhoid
and typhus.
Prospector's : Livery, : Feed : and : Sale : Stables
Livery Teams,
Saddle and Pack Horses,
Ladies Saddle Horses.
Teaming of all Kinds a Specialty. Pm
F. H. McOautkh A Son PBOPBI8T0BS.
Q. E. McCaktf.k .... Editor ami Mavagxb.
Thb U imiii li published mi Haturday ami will
mailed to Bubscrlber on payment oi Two
hilars ayosr.
1 ti-.l-.if: Advertisements 12 Ml Inch per
monti. A liberal rliHcorcnt allowed on Ioiik
Transient Advertisements 2" rents a line firft
Lniertion and 10 cent* a line for each additional
Local or reading matter notices 25 cents oaoh
Jo), rnntiui; at Fair rates.    All  accounts  lo   , __„trl nn|-»   I
jt.ljworii and iidTerti.ini; nnralde nn tho Urst of | do. woUi'i ouiy
I'. n. MoCab
who'.tako ful! advantage of the liconse
afforded them in thiH line, and in con-
sequonco there arc thousands of
acrea of ^ooii mineral lands which have
hard!; bean touched bj tlio pick of tha
locator hut which can Dot be located by
newcomers and thus must lie idle for a
year and act as a drag '_ m' tho development of tho country.
If  the   prospector instead of stakinc;
•giit and loft, as so many  are prone to
Oftcli month.
ah- ru A Bon.
When   one   consider*   tha    wonderful
._ta what ground
...nwork-and work it,after it was lo-
cated-the country would come to the
front at once.
One claim woll developed will do more
to attract attention to the district in
Which it ia situated and wil' b ring the
owner more money   when  Bold than ten
ievelopmieit during the past year of the I undeveloped prospects—be their surface
territory adjacent to Grand Forks, looks i showing ovfr so good,
over  the town  at its  present stage and)    Lit each ot our prospectors  work one
ponders on its many natural advantages^ or two of his good properties aDd let th"
the   future    prospects   whic'i   present
to the
themselves lire   bo   bright  as to fairly
lazzle the mind'seye,
Very little over a year ago Grand
Porks was a frontier tia Ih.; post with
only four or live houses, and beyond tho
location of a half dozen or so claims
by (fool?) hardy prospectors, who had
pushed into the wilderness, the country surrounding it wa-; as little suspected of being a future great mining
lintrict as RoBaland is today suspected
■jf being a failure.
Then the townsite was platted and a
few venturesome ones took up th iir residence here, more claitr.B were located,
some specimens of ore from the S'U1 tie
and Volcanic minos were shown in llus<--
land and  Spokane and the rush began.
Sin.u the month of May tho town has
sprung from a mining camp of twelve
or fourteen houaes and perhaps 1.00 inhabitants into a hustling town with
over 20(1 houses and between 500 and
1100 residents; while the mining interests surrounding it have grown and
developed until today thero are hundreds of claims located in the district
and dozens of properties in eluso proximity  to the   town
rest go and tlio district will come
front quidkor, moro capital will bo in
forested, railroads and emelters wil
come sooner, and ho will make mort
money out of it in the end than In
would had ho triod tu hold a score ot
more of cltiims.
The question of organizing an agi'i
cultural society with headquarters at
Grand Fo-kB lias boon seriously talke"
of at various times during the past si.\
months but aa yet nothing definite hai
been done in regard to it,
Situated as Grand Porks is in thi
fertile valley known as Grand Prairi i
which cuut aius somo of the beBt farm-
in tho whole province, nothing eeemi
moro suitable than tho formation of a
society where the various agriculture
topics can ho discussed aud ventilatt-i
by those best informed on such subject •
Tho advantages  to be derived  from
hiving an agricultural  society are va
rious   aud no  right   minded mitu  cai
toil to see the benefit to bo derived from
the organization of such a society.
We would therefore suggest to the
which   only   need ] fariner-i of Grand Prairie, and all  who
transportation facilities to becomo ship- I *-,■■•, interested i:i the agricultural well-
pers and paying miuos. j fHrB of this :-oction, that thoy call a mas-
Before   us opens   up a  future which ■ meeting and take the necesssry stops ti
can be equaled by no other mining town : f01.ra audi a society at ouce,
in British   Columbia.    Situated iuthe' 	
very   heart of what is  without a doubt PROVINCIAL   ASSEMBLY.
to become ono of the greatest mining The Lieutenant-Governor haB issued
diftrioti in tho entire world, aud at the | g proolamation g9ttin(? the date of ih,
junction  of tho North und South  forks I       t  Pru.iu,.Lul  Assembly  tor the 8th
of Kettle river, where any  railroad de
siring to taji the wonderful country
tributary to the town most pass, Grand
Forks can not fail to be a distributing
center for the entire Kettle River aud
Boundary districts.
Telophone and telegraph connections
with the outside word hy the
first of next June is now an as
surred fact. Three railroads are head
ing in this direction and cutlet all pass
through tlie town or be put to an ox
pens* of many thousands of dollars ln
avoiding it.
A contract hae been let for tho lirst
twenty miles of the road from Trail to
this point and work was to have been
commenced on the lirst day of the year
[whether or not it lias been we have not
as yet learned). The Victoria, Vancouver it Eastern road is surveyed through
horo and work will be begun immediately achartor is granted it, which ii
expected to be some time during the
next session of the Provincial Assembly
which convenes February 8th.
Tho Spoltano & Northern railway is
also surveyed into this section and by
many is expected to bo the first ope into the country. And the chances are
all m favor of this as tho Spokane &
Northern has the shortest route and the
least difficulties of construction louver-
come of any of the roads promised for
this section. Thero ia but i"> miles of
this road to bo built aud a natural pass
for a railroad up Kettle river to this
Tiiia combined with the numerous
mining properties which are being developed daily in this vicinity gives
Grand Forks wonderful prospects of a
great era of growth and prosperity in
thi< immediate future, •
of February, when tha represautative'
of tho dilTorent olectorial districts will
meet and discuss Several burning sub
jocts relative to tue wellfara of thic
part of the province.
It is likely that more than one chartci
will be granted for railways to build
through tins section, as well as a iiuui
" j her of private acts bearing directly on
the future of Grand Porks—among
others the bill incorporating the town.
The bill to prohibit alien prospectors
from holding mining interests in British
Columbia will alBO come up, but there
is every roason to believe that it will
not become a law.
The great trouble with the prospectors Ot thia section is that Ihey do not
know when they havo enough of a good
thing. It is all well enough to hold two
or throe, or even live, good properties;
but when a prospector starts out and
stakes ten, twenty—and some even fifty
or sixty—claims in a season us some in
this section are doing, he not only does
himself no good hut does the country a
serious injury.
The British Columbia mining laws are
tho most just and equitable in existence
inasmuch as they give the poor prospector an equal show for justice with the
rich man; but there is ono doticienc y in
them which we consider a sorioua one
—they are too liberal. Aftor a man
pays live dollars for a license ho is entitled to locate us many claimB as lie
may desire- with only the restriction
that he must not stake more than one
on any one lode or vein. This gives any
prospector who may bo bo inclined the
opportunity toetako and hold for a year
dozens of claims wnich he has no intention of ever developing but merely locates on the chance of selling before he
Is required to do assessment on them,
Naturally there are many greedy ones
Records of Mitioral Locations for the
Week Ending Dec. 29.
December  16—Victor,   Brown's   camp,  J.   E.
Alberta, Smith's catnp, J. Frank,
December 17—-Wheel of   the World, Summil
(■snip, U.StrubwiclcandH. B.Cannon.
December 21—0", Deadwood camp, Chas. Guess
Dccembor 22—Eastern Girl, Wellingten camp
J. ,\. Kerr.
Botsy 8., Cascade City, G. A. Stockcr.
Luther Buller, ditto, Clara E. Stockcr.
Delta, tract., Brown's camp, R. McOarren.
December 23—Mountain View, Contrrl camp,
11. J. Eomanu,
December 21—Ethel,   Wellington  camp, Jno.
A. Kerr.
Western Hoy, Wellington ciiinp, Q. W, i'.lllott
Alice, Graham's camp, Thos, Trewry,
Montreal, Prior croek. C. li. Garland.
Golden itose, Deadwood ciimp, T. McDonnell.
Alex, Deadwood camp, T.  B,  Smith nnd G.
W. 8hlply.
Deoember 26—Moonlight, Central  iiimp, II. J-
Dooember21 -Alice, Deadwood camp,  Kuchen
Ventura, Copper camp, Tboo.Wltte, J. Bruce
and J. P, Flood.
Midnight, ditto.
December   j.i—I.nekle,   Carter's camp,   LaRue
Ivuniioc, Carter's oamp, O. c. i.uthor.
December 10-8idnoy und Edwin Forest, % int.
each, Michael Morris to R. it. burns.
Vancouver, all int., 1". B. Barnard to l.illooet,
l-'raicr Itlver & Cariboo G. Ir. Co.
Nctn, all Int., a. E. Mcl'hillips lo same Co.
December 17-Black Prince, M Int., J. Hruccto
Theo. Wittu.
Block Ha.dcXint., Lewis Utnd to A. Lawder.
Tamarck, 1-16 int., ditto,
Dynamo, % Int., 0. Hearing to Q. T. Hodgson
and It. Taylor.
Block Bear, % int., It. Murray aud G. Henderson to Jas.,Ncwby.
Moran., !i int., E. Davis to W. J. Slrter.
December IB-American Haulc, Barrow,  I. 0,
I'.,   Dr. Jim and Whmlu V„ J.: int.,, J. JJ11-
lord to Desrolrerf.
mtbor22-BoBtou, Dora, Gold Block, U Int. ,
Berube to J  it. Dosrosiros
-Skylark,   Denver, all   Int., Jas.
Tims, wake. jno. Douglas and iVm.
1 G. Davlgnauo.
1 i|i I'op, li Int., A. Spence to W. E. Galluway.
Snowdrop, <-., Int., it. Stuart to C. L. Thomot.
December 24-flthopla, % Int.,  D.  Stewart to
R. Foterion,
New York, all Int., W, Hofstetter to J. A. ICcrr.
Mn Lake, <i int., w, Kawson to J. J. Calfleld,
EloHo, '4 int , ditto.
Etlinplk an im., w. E. s, Galloway to  G, A.
Itoudell and J. C. Haas.
McLean t
Miss Johnson   and   Mies   Margaret
Johnson, ;of Vernon, arrived on  Wednesday evening, having come to reside
permanently  with their brother,,, J.  K.
JohDEon, attorney at law of this town
Bonds of Electric, Steam
or Horse Car Railways
Persons having mining or other Properties that wil
bear investigation, can havo a Company promoted, or
Bell them, by addressing	
17 and 19 Broadway. Now York City.    London  offices:—Chiswell  House,  No.
Ui'J Finsbury Pavement, London, E. C, England.
Interesting Items    (lathered     Prom
Alany Sources.—Mining
Messrs. Clark, Ryan and Greaser,
who own the Republic claim in Euroki*
camp, have struck pay ore on tins pro
The Old Virginia claim, in Curlow
camp is looking well. Eastern capitalists aro at present negotiating for the
purchase of this property.
Steve Ilopworth has started a tunnel
on the Muggins property on Pass croek.
It is his intention to drift at least f3()
feet when ho will doubtless have pay
Jas. E. Walker, of the Garnet mine on
I'uos creek, loft for that property the
'.nit of the week with a good Buppjy of
provisions, etc. Ho will continue work
the balance of the winter.
Dr. Hopworth has purchased % one
half undivided interest in tiie Moran
claim in Sti mmit camp. Tho formei
"Wnor being Ed, Davis, au old time
James Ilei nington and Jar e-
'ireon, who own the Spokane property
in Eureku camp, have a force of mei
now at work on their property and intend to prosecute work all winter.
Kirkum and Austin, tho owners oi
lho Big Ohief property at Cltristini
Lake havo run a big opan cut on thii
claim, from which assays have been
made winch run as high as 89 in gold
and 11 per cent copper.
Tho Wobfoot, on Pishermans creek
i 1 looking well, It is owned by Bennett
tnd Jones, who havo other good pro
;>ertios in this district. The formation
in this property is dibrite, some higl
gold assays having been taken from th e
W. Jensen, of Vancouver, who has
beon in town for the past few dayf
looking around, has purchased tho Iron
iiank claim,  from   Ed. Titsworth, tin
■ wner. The prico [ ail is as yot a secrot
but there is reasou to bolievo that il
was something good.
Work is now being pushed ahead 01
ihe Boneta property on Observatior
nountain, the tunnel now being in 16
;oot. It is tho company's intention ti
run tho tunnel in 100 feet but from all
indications the ore body will bo tapped
ong before the tunuol is completed.
Coast capitalists are negotiating foi
Lho purchase of a group of claims on
ialitna mountain, composed of the
Dora L., Vina L., Lihie Wright, Mart
\. French and soyoral other well known
properties on tho mountain. The own-
■rs of these claims aro Mesn-s. Stocking,
Luther, French und Wright. Tho formation here is limo carrying galeni
with a huh percentage of gold.
Word has been roceivod here that the
Hive Gold Alining Company will com-
nence work on the Volcanic propert)
tbout March 1,
Gid R. Propper has been instructed
to write the prospectus for this company and has accordingly set about hit
Tho Olivo Gold  Mining Company hai
■ oeured lho largest body of ore in this
•action and ono which is likely- to prove
'ho mammoth ore body of the wholi
vorld and as its' incorporators aro met,
of Influence aud good business principles
:ho company launches in the mining
vorld with the best of prospects.
The temporary trusteos of tho Grand
Forks public school desire to express
I heir sincere thanks to tlio residents of
this town for the cheerful manner in
which they havo responded to tho callt
that have been made on them for money
to pay for the sehool furniture, and
nore especially wish to oxpress their
(hanks to Dr. G. W. Avorill aud George
Ingrabam for the interest they have
tiknu iu helping tho school affairs,
There is yet bouio $30 to be raised by
subscription) which will complete the
payuuiutstlue upon the school tixturos,
aud we trust that thos not already called
upon will lend a hand to clear up this
little debt. W. G. Hepworth.
Secretary Hoard of Trustoes.
Jack Coryell, P. L, S. is diligently
working on his now North Fork map
and will havo it completed and ready
for tho public by Fobrnary 1st.
The advantage that tne public will
derivo from such a map can bo readily
saen, as at present tho map in use is
far from being a source of reliable information,
NOTICE IR HEREBY GIVEN that application
will bo made to the betrUtlatlve Assembly
of the Province of British Oolumbia for an Act
Incorporating the inhabitants of the townsite
of Uraud horks, In the Osoyoos division of the
districtot Yala, as a municipality, to define the
limits 01 said corporation, with such provisions
of the try.jural municipal acts now In force In
tlie Prov:-f'c. and sucfi oilier provisions as may
be applicable, or necessary or expedient; and
witli sncli further provision as will enables
vote to be taken, at the time fixed for tho first
election, to determine whether thoaftsirs of tlie
corporation shall, subject to the provisions of
the Act of incorporation, be managed by an ex-
eoutive of tnree commissioners or bv a mayor
mid live aldermen.      krank higgins,
Solicitor for Applicants.
G. B. Stocking,
Best Mainspring in the World,
' Fully Warranted.
Watoh Bepawing' is My Speoialty.
 All Work Warranted.
Wholesale and Retail
All Kinds of Fresh Moats at Live and Lot Live Pricos.
"Companies' Aot," Part IV, and amending Acts.
"The Kcaugh Gold and Copper Mining
Company" (Foreign.)
Registered the 25th day of Novemher, 1896.
T HERBBY CERTIFY that r havo thin day rof?-
!.. fstered "The Keough Gold and Copper Mining
Company" (Foreign)', under the "CompftnteB
Act, Part iv., "Rtndstration of Foreign Companies, 'and amending Acts,
The head office of the said company is sltuat-
ed at tho city of Salt Lake, state of Utah,
II, S. A.
Tlie Objects for Which the Company 1b established are:—To purchase, work, develop and
manage the R-6oll lode mining claim, the
\fjpenlode mining claim, the Delamar lode
mining claim and the Remington lode mining
claim, all situate in Yale Miofng District, Brit-
i'h Columbia, and to acquire mines, mills,
reduction works and BUCh property real and
personal as may be suitable or convenient for
[tarrying on a general mining and milling business; ami l » operate, buy, sell or exchange,
mines, mills, reduction works and all property
txeccBBary or convenient to the business.
The capital stock of the said Company is two
hundred thousand dollars, divided into two
hundred thousand shares of tho par value of
>no dollar each.
Givonuna^evmy hand and seal of office a.
Victoria, Province of llritish Oolumba, this 25th
■lay of November, 1896.
[US.| S. Y, WOOTTON,    ,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
NOTICE 13 HERERY GIVEN that application
will be made to the Legislative Assembly
nt the Province of British Columbia, at. its next
session for an Aot incorporating the Cascade
Water, Power, and Light Company, Limited,
with power to appropriate and use so much
water from Boundary creek, Kettle river and
the North Fork of Kettle river as the company
may see iir, for the purpose of establishing
water-works and supplying water for mining,
domestic, manufacturing, and other purposes
to the inhabitants nf the townsites of Midway,
Anaconda, Greenwood, Grand Forks and Cascade City in Yale district and to appropriate
and use 150,000 miner's inches of water from
Kettle river, near Cascade City for the purpose
of generating electricity for the supply of light,
heat, and power to the inhabitants, cities,
towns, mines, smelters and tramways within a
radius of 40 miles from the said townsite ol
Grand Forks aud to construct, erect and maintain all necossary works, buildings, dams, race
ways, flumes, poles aud erections, lay pipes and
Stretch wires for generating and supplying
electricity as aforesaid and to enter upon and
expropriate land for the purposes of tlie Com*
pany and also to construct, maintain and operate tramway and telephone Systems within the
said radius of 40 miles, and to do all other
things necessary or conducive to the attainment of ihe above objects or any of them.
Dated at the City ot Victoria tho 10th day of
November, A. D. 18%.
Solicitor for Applicants.
OTICE 18 HERBBY GIVEN that application
will be made to the Legislative Assembly
>f the Province of British Columbia at itsnoxt
setlion tor an Act to incorporate the Grand
Forks Townsite Company, Limited Liability,
with power to appropriate, take, and use
from the North Fori; of Kettle River, and Manly
creek, at points above the townsite of Grand
Forks, Osoyoos Division of East Yale Difctric',
so much oi the water as may he necesnary for,
i\ud to Utilize the water so diverted for, the following purposes, namely; of generating
electricity and of supplying the same within
tlie district hereinafter mentioned either for
electric lighting, motive power, telegraph, telephone or other works; of supplying water to
consumers as a motive power for hauling, pumping, lighting, smelting, drilling, or for any
other purpose for which it may be applied or
acf-itilrod; of supplying water for domestic, min
ing, manufacturing, and other purposes to the
minors, smelters, operators of tramways, and
Inhabitants of the townsite of Grand Forks and
of a strip of territory not exceeding nix miles Id
width on cither side of lho South Fork of Kettle
River and not exceeding In length twenty-five
miles above the said townsite of Grand Fork
along the line of the North Fork of Kettle River ■
and with power to construct and maintain
buildings, erections, daniB, ditches, flumes-
raceways, or other works uecessary for carrying
out the above purposes, or any of them, or for
improving or increasing the said water privileges; and with power to enter and expropriate
land for a site for power houses, and for dams,
ditches, raceways and reservoirs, aud for carrying tho electric current underground or overhead and for such other works as may be
necessary and for the budding thereon of mills,
manufactories!, or any erection for the purpose
of carrying on any industry; and with power to
erect, lay, construct and maintain buildings,
pipes, polcN, wires, nppllancei or •onvenfenceB
necessary or proper for the generating and
transmitting of electricity and power; and. with
power to coustiuct, equip, operate and maintain tramways for the purpose of carrying
passengers or freight in the dfetrfct above mentioned; and with power to maintain and
operate a telephone system in the said district;
and with power to do all -such things as are incident or coiiduoive to the attainment of the
above objects.
Dated at tho City of Victoria this 8th day of
Doeembor, ym. HTJNTKR A DUFF,
11 Agents for Fulton & Ward,
.".Solicitors for the applicant*.
Second Street - -
Grand Forks, B. C.
House and Carriage Painter,
Paper  Hanger,
and Kalsorainer,
Orders Promptly Attended to,   Estimates Furnished on
All Kinds' of Work. GKAtf D FORKS, B. 0.
Should carefully consider
tho coat of material, aud
by figuring, find out that
all kinds of
Hough and Dressed Lumber
Shingles, Lath, Etc'
can be purchased at tho
Grand   Forks
C. K, SIMPSON, Proprietor.
Druggists Etc
A Full Stock of Toilet Articles
Always on Hand. Also a Well
Assorted Supply of
The best wire spring in the world is
made in Grand Forks. I also do all
kinds of flue furniture and other
and Seals. Agent for the best makes of
Sewing machines. Also the Hummer
All Roads Lead to Carson.
Dealer in General
Carries a Oornplotu Line ol
Dry Goods,
Boots and Shoes,
Also a Full Line ot
Harness, Saddles, Bits, Spurs,
Etc., Etc.
Oarson to Curlew. San Poil
and Eureka Camus.
LeavOB Carson and Nelson on Taoseay and
Friday.     Returns  Wednesday and   Saturday
making connection with Morrison's Stage line,
Notice is hereby given that a Bitting of the
County Court of Yale will be held
AT  GRAND   FORKS, WHD., MARCH   17,  18U7
Atthe  hour of eleven o'olock in thrforeDOon
lly command, W. G. McMYNN,
Government Office, Midway, B. C. |    D. R. C. C.
Jan. 4th, 1S97. I
Tenders will be received by the undersigned
until January the 15th 1697 for the cenBructlou
of ati irritating ditch and flume from Boundary
creelc to Midway flat.
Plans and specifications can be seen at the
oflice of the Midway Company, Midway, B. O.
and tlio office of C. P. Costerton, Vernon. B. C.
The Iriwost.or any tender not necessarily accepted. A. K. BTUART,
■< Agent Midway Company, Ltd.
Midway, B. C, Deoembsr 5,1896.
always on Hand,
For Prices and Terms eall on or address,
Grana Forks, B. C.
Teacher of
Btudout from the College of Music of Ciucin-
uattl, and pupil of the dlstlngulshtd Master and
Violinist, Chas. Baeteus of the Brussels Franco-
Belgian School ol tho Violin.
OFFICE    HOURS — Monday,    Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 2 to 5 p. m.
GRAND FORKS, B. l\,^ . ^


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