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The Grand Forks Miner Sep 25, 1897

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SECOND   YEAR.--NO.   72.
Probable Course of the C. &
W. Railway.
Interesting   Description   of
Country to Be Traversed
by the Road.
The following interview with C. TE.
Sbaw, C. E.i who last tall made an exploratory trip along the proposed route
from the coast over the Hope mountains
thence to the Columbia river, via Pentieton and Boundary Creek, of tbe Victoria, Vancouver & Eastern road, pub
lishedin tbe Rossland Miner of the iSth
inst., will prove of more than ordinary
interest to the residents of this district,
inasmuch as it contains a great deal of
information concerning the Columbia tic
Western route and the country through
which it passes*:
Columbia and Pentieton Route.
It is usual in railway surveys, Mr.
Shaw explained, to first make an exploratory trip through the country, so
as to roughly decide upon the route of
the ptoj.cted line. This was done last
fall uy the engineers of both the V., V. &
E. and the Columbia & Western roads.
The second stage is th.it at which the
surveyors run the preliminary line or
make the reconnaisance, carefully taking levels and full topographical notes
of the country for a considerable distance on both sides of ttfe proposed line,
so as to get the contour of the country,
to enable them to draw a plan showing
all hills and other rises, ravines, rivers,
etc. On this plan is shown an approximate location line, which will avoid the
chief difficulties encountered in the ex- i known
ploratory examination of the country.
This topographical survey is probably
what the C. & W. parties are now making*. When the location survey is made,
the mapped location line being followed
jn the fie d as closely as circumstances
will admit oi, curves being run in, cross
sections taken and slope stakes set, and
tbe line left ready tor constiuction.
The Prtbable Route.
Regarding the route, Mr. Sbaw said
the Columbia tic Western surveyors will
probably tun their line from opposite
Robson up thc western shore of Lower
Arrow lake, thence up Dog creek to its
source, passing over the divide at Mc-
Rae pass, an altitude of about 3,800 feet,
and thence down McRae creek to
Christina lake. The eastern shore ot
the lake will then be followed southward to ils outlet"near Cascade City.
Passing westward along the valley of
Kettle river until Grand Forks is
reached, a turn will then be made to the
noith, up the North Fork of Kettle
river to Brown's creek, which will be
followed westerly to its source. The
altitude of the summit of the pass there
is about 3,100 feet. Thence the route is
down Eholt (also known as Atwood's)
creek to Boundary creek, which is joined
at the new townsite named Boundary
Creek Cily. Then southward the route
lies down the valley of Boundary creek,
through the towns of Greenwood, Anaconda and Boundary Falls to Midway,
where Kettle river is again reached.
Thence the course is about west up the
Kettle river valley to Rock creek, which
is followed up the forks, when the South
Fork is taken, the line rising until ,at a
height of about 5,800, feet the summit of
the divide is crossed and later a northwesterly course is taken until the Okanogan river is encountered somewhere
about Dog lake. Thence the direction ij
northward, up the Okanogan valley,
Pentieton being reached appro ximately
in 200 miles.
The Kettle River Valley.
Leaving Boundary creek the Kettle
river valley, about and beyond Midway
is the next district tbat will do its share,
for preparations for farm, orchard and
garden cultivation, for dairying and
poultiy raising are already being made
here to an increasing extent. Next
comes Rock creek with its coal deposits
and' its tributary countr , especia'ly
that up the main Kettle river, which in
years to come will yield' mineral, pastoral and •'i-'ricultuial products from the
river, its vallev, and its many affluents.
Southward, Meyers creek and the ranching and mining localities across the international boundary line, will be served
by this railway, whilet'turther westward
the gold mints of Camp McKinney will
be traffic suppliers. Thence towards
O.-oyoos, from which direction and away
southwards some distance down the
American Qkanoisw country will com*?
5ome of the output of mines and of the
V ield of fields, orchards, pastures and
gardens. Tbe Okanogan valley with its
extensive cattle ranges, and, to the
northward, its grain, fodder and fruit-
raising capabilities, should also help to
increase the freight earnings of the
road, whilst last, though by no means
least, are the mines of Fairview, and the
Similkameen country beyond. So it
will be readily seen that the Columbia-
Penticton railway should quickly become
a paying proposition, since its route is
through a country of varied and abundant resources, not taking into account
enormous possibilities confidently anticipated by many who are very tamiliar
with .them, but which would not at
present be believed in by uninformed
outsiders to whom a narration of them
would be received as fairy tales.
Scott McRae Found the Pass.
There is one matter connec ed with
the earlier examination of the country
through which the Columbia-Penticton
railway will pass, that, in common justice to a Boundary creek pioneer, seems
to call for mention. In a recent issue
the Spokane Spokesman-Review it was
claimed lhat the pass—wrongly designated the Heinze pass—through the
mountains between the Colombia river
and Christina lake was discovered by
Heinze's surveyors. It most unlikely
that those gentlemen themselves lay
claim to this distinction, which rightly
belongs to Scott McRae, an oldtime
trapper and prospector, who now lives
on his ranch within two miles of Greenwood. It was in June, 1892, that Scott
McRae, when on a piospecting trip in
company with his brother. George Mc-
R'e, and C. Sanders, ascended the
mountain range east of Ghristi ia lake,
going part of the way up the creek,*: ince
named McRae creek, and when on the
summit of tbe divide discovered that
there was a pass through the mountains.
He did not then explore it, but in the
fall of the same year, in reply to a letter
ot inquiry received, informed A. V.
Stewart of the C. P. R, who, with Mr.
Duchesny, had failed in an earlier attempt to find a pass in that part of the
country, of the existence of what is now
s the McRae pass. In March,
1893,Scott McRae and J. A. Coryell, C
E., left McRae's cabin at Grand Prairie
and went on snowshocs from Christina
lake up McRae cr-sex to its source, and
thence ovor the divide until within sight
of the Columbia river. They were back
at Grand Prairie within seven days of
the time they started. Then in 1889 C.
M Shaw, when examining the country
for a route for the proposed V., V. &
E road, found this pass—the existence
of which, howeuer, he had previously
heard—coming through it from the
east. When in the pass he came across
Scott McRae's notice pasted on a tree
and dated March, 1893, claiming to have
been the discoverer . of the pass.
Heinze's men did not go through the
pass until alter Mr. Shaw, so that, in
view of these facts, they are not at all
likely to lay any claim to the distinction
which Scott McRae earned three or four
years before they had ei>en been in that
part of the country.
Is Your Property Assessed Too
High to Suit?
If  You Enter Your Kick  When the
Court of Revision Meets
on October nth.
For the information of tbe public we
puolish below a complete list of the taxpayers of the municipality of Grand
Forks for the year 1897, together with
the valuation placed upon its real property by City Assessor Addison. The
total valuation of the real propeity in
the incoporated limits figures up $232,-
438, of this amount $197,52; belongs to
orginal townsite of Grand Forks, $9,087
in what is known as the Van Ness addition and $25,826 in unplatted lands
'within the incorporated limits. The
Grand Forks townsite company heads
the list with $60,350 worth of property,
next comes Manly tit. Averill, with $12,-
86o, then John A. Manly with $11,305 and
so on down. The site set aside by the
owneis of tho Van Ness addition for a
smelter is the lowest valua iou on the
list, and contains about nine and a half
acres and is assessed at 827,
On Monday, Oct. nth, the court of
revision will^onvene for the purpose of
hearing all complaints against the assessment for the year 1897 as made by
the city aisessor. All persons feeling
aggreived at the same must appear before the court on the above day, and
file their complaint, or forever hold their
After the court of revison has made
such changes in thr; assessment rcll as
they deem advisable, the total will be
the amount of the taxable property within the city limits. It will then devolve
upon the finance committee to prepare
an estimate of the probable expense of
the city government for the ensuing
year; al60, an estimate of the amount
available from licenses and other sources
which, when deducted from the estimated cost of operating the city, will give
basis for establishing the rate of taxation. From those who have been making the subject a study, it is learned that
it will not be necessary to levy more
than ten mills on the dollar. This, when
the heavy expense always necessary in
<jetting a newly incorporated city into
working order, is taken into consideration, will be a very moderate tax and is
about the same we have been paying the
Townsite Company    $60,350 00
Manly & Averill       12,860 00
Lloyd A. Manly       10,450 00
Supreme Court Decides That Foreign Companies Are Governed by Laws of the
The supreme court has decided in favor of R. T. Daniel, of Trail, in suits
against the directors of the Gold Hill
Mining company, taxing the costs to the
latter. This is a case in which the directors were alleged to have attempled
to dispose of the Gold Hill mine to themselves by selling to a brother of the president, thereby shutting out the stockholders. Daniel, one of the largest
holders, took the case to the supreme
The case hinged largely on whether
property owned by foreign companies in
British Columbia was controlled under
the laws of the country in which the
company was organized or the laws of
British Columbia.
This decision determines tliat henceforth the operations of all foreign companies must be governed by the British
Columbia statutes.
A question touching the legality cf
notices of improvement, on which the
issuance of crown grants are based, was
discussed in Mr. Justice Drake's court
on Wednesday, says the Nelson Miner.
The opinion handed down web to the
effect that when a notice of intention to
apply for a certificate of improvement
contains the notice of application of more
than one mineral claim, the notice is
illegal. The argument before the court
on Wednesday was on the motion of the
"Contact and Excelsior'' mine-al claims
for leave to issue writ. The Excelsior
people applied for a certificate of improvement on which to obtain a Crown
grant, but on account of the illegality of
t he notice as it appeared in the Gazette,
the Judge allowed the "Contact" owners to bring their motion for leave to issue writ,
Jeff Davis & Co	
Judge   Spinks	
Milson &  Cook	
Kerr Brothers	
S. 13. Kenney	
George Hickson	
A. C. Lund	
F. and G. Cooper....
Henry Alhcidt	
bower -t Donaldson
Edward Perry	
Charles Van Ness...
Staberry & Nelson...
Caroline Armstrong.
Hannan &. Eklund...
F. Barman	
R. W. McClean	
E. Baley	
Jacob Case	
Gill & Kirkland	
L'zzie Kerr	
Caroline Ringer	
D. McFarland	
Harvey Ward	
Niel Hardy	
D. P.Mitchell	
D. Mclnnis	
Mrs. J. O'Hearn	
Eugene Fernards...
George Young        1,650 00
J. VV. Bentley	
Chas. Blake	
Mary Scanlon	
Mrs. Lucy Brown	
Chris Foley	
Mrs. Lee	
Mrs. Hall	
J. K.  Iohnson	
Chas. Russell	
Geo. Edwards	
R. DeFreese	
Eliza Langley	
Percy Glazer	
Geo. Ingraham ,
Ed, Lang	
F. B. Goetter	
F. H. McCarter & Son . ..
Oliver Brothers	
J W. Myeis	
Gafford & Anderson ....
John Lund Dalquist	
J.  Allan	
F. Knight	
W. H. Fisher	
Louis On On . . : :	
Chas. Emtreit        1,700 00
— Mer.-ymau  300 00
'JS 00 Tha*is What Mr' Jas* Martin
700 CO
1,550 00
250 00
1,750 00 !
4co 00
660 00
1,200 00
1,300 00
400 00
1.000 00
900 00
1,400 00
2ao 00
2.1 So 00
350 00
1,100 00
400 00
500 00
603 00
350 00
510 00
200 00
250 00
800 00
l5o 00
Ioj 00
800 00
125 00
300 00
300 00
750 00
800 00
i5o 00
150 00
5oo 00
150 00
400 00
75*.) 00
1,210 00
361 00
35° 00
500 00
350 00
35° 00
750 00
1,000   00
300 00
Dickie was fo ced to limit his time here,
but has promised to make us another
visit as soon as he gets the Rossland
branch, which he expects to have ready
lor business next Thursday, in running
order. | r v
Arthur Marshall ana others who own
i a group of three claims, known as the
j Iron Dale, Cyclone and Good Luck, situated on Pass creek, have jurt completed
their annual assessment woik on these
properties with good results. Thetie gentlemen also own anothergroupof claim!
known as the Van Horn, Quada ani
Crescent. They are situated about five
milts from tho mouth ol Pass creek and
have great surface showings, assays from
which give a return of $15 in gold.
Robert Clark, the original owner of
the Seattle claim, was a pleasant caller
Mr. J.-mes Martin, of the firm of Mar-  at th *3 0fijce Thursday.   Mr. Clark left
tin   Brothers,   hardware   merchants of 1 „,*-*-,  us   a  sampie  of  ore    from   the
Rossland, who has  been visiting in the ; Daylight claim, which is near the Seat-
city for the past ten days was a pleasant j tie property.    This  sample  presents  a
very rich appearance, as it is simply a
mass of peacock copper and spe.iks
well for the claimfrom which it is taken.
Mr. Peter Sontore who has just re-
turneclfrcm a summer's projecting trip
up lhe ea-rt fork of the North Fork, uas
brought down some line looking free
milling quariz, taken from the Mable
claim, located by him. The ledge on
certain to become one of the greatest j the sur(ace was about eighteen inches
mineral producing districts in the pro-1 Wide, which at a depth of three feet has
vince, I can see no reason why a luge and   widened out to Oi*er four feet.   Assays
But We Have (lot to Get in and Offer
Some Kind of Inducements
to Attract It.
caller at the MlNEB office this week. In
speaking of the future of this section
Mr. Martin said:
"This is my first visit to your city and I
must conless 1 am mere than agreeably
surprised with its appearance, and especially its location. S tuated, us it is,
in the very heart of a section, that with
the advent of transportation facilities, is
nourishing city should not  be  built up
here.    From what I can learn from con-
made from surlace rock shows S8.40 in
gold, and another made   from  samples
versing with those who are interested | seCured at a depth of three feet gives
in mining properties around your city,
your people have been neglectful re-
grading the building of trails and *,oads
to the mining camps tributary to your
town, and as consiquence are loosing
a vast volume of trade, that would naturally come to you.    Next to a railroad
something ove.* S18. Mr. Santore says
there is plenty ol unprospected ground
in that vicinity and that the general
character ol the ore found is free milling.
Mr. Patterson, the expert who recently
went to (be Similkameen to examine for
W. K. C. Manly	
G. W. Averill	
Charles Cumings	
Traunweiser & Co	
E. Duford	
David Woodhead	
W. E. Stache
Wright & Luther	
Robert Harvey	
Charles Cusson	
Louis Gee	
Dr. Smith	
G. Shuler	
John Rogers	
James Flournoy	
Samuel Rose	
Wm Landon	
John Kerr	
John Holmes	
AI:  Preslar	
Oliver Boudeax	
Averill & Jones	
A. B. Jones	
Kerr & White	
H. B. Cannon	
Inbody & Davidson	
j. L. Wiseman	
M. F. Folger	
J. C. Sears, Sen	
Campbell tic McRao	
M. and P, O'Connor....
J. Coryell	
Alto & Gurase.io	
Jarnes Addison	
VV. E. Hall	
Mckenzie & Stevenson.
McRae & Saunders	
Robeit Petrie	
Shoon tic Hutton	
R.T. Dabney	
Lilly Smith	
Mrs. O'Rourke	
Richard Thieren  	
Evan Evans	
Louis Schit He	
II. A. Henderson	
H. A. Sheads	
3,100 00
9,080 00
1,650 00
3.800 00
3.300 00
2,400 00
2,175 °°
1,950 00
1,200 00
1,000 00
850 00
1,35° 00
675 00
930 00
425 00
575 00
450 00
450 00
500 00
450 00
750 00
450 00
050 00
400 00
600 00
2,350 00
4,250 00
3,750 00
2.550 00
600 00
600 00
500 00
5*30 00
750 00
3,325 co
600 00
630  00
i,5co 00
i,i5o 00
1,600 00
400 00
400 00
956 co
1,900 00
i,6oo 00
500 00
1,750 00
1,700 00
700 CO
Total Grand Forks $t97>525 00
Townsite Company  $1,7**7 0(1
II. Stevenson  nt*., 00
P. T. McCallum  8-15 ou
Chas. Van Ness  Hr> 00
Chas. lluyward  40 00
Charlotte Stevens    40 00
U, J. Sliuw  in oo
I. A. Dinsmore  1,010 00
A. W. Armstrong  86 00
A. B. Williams  175 00
K. Dliiton  70 Oil
A.CiSutton  115 00
K. Wnssiili  I'O 00
Peter Pure  MOO
Dr. Smith   7.I 00
It R, Gilpin   7o IXI
A. Lauder  mo oo
J. I.. Wiseman  110 00
John Spruit      .70 00
II. 11 Uroten  !l.r» OJ
James Bun  70 00
John A. Manly	
Townsite Company	
W. K. (*. Manly	
I,. A. Manly	
Charles Cumings	
ti. w. Averill	
J. Sears, Jr	
P. Buolilnger	
Towneliil ill Hewitt	
Aba Cohen ;.	
P.'!'. MeCiilliim	
Smelter site	
**'.I,0,S7 00
ood trails and roads are the mostessen-  the purpose of experting the  Big Cop.*
per property, in the interest of an English syndicate, passed through the city
last Saturday on bis return trip. From
what could be learned the gentlemari
was highly pleased with the property
and will make a favorable report upon
the same. This claim is owned by li.
A. Biown, Dr. Averill and others.
cial thing for Ihe prosperity of any min
ing camp, and the sooner your merchants
and citizens realize the fact the better
it will be for tbetn. In this day and age,
when competition is so keen, it requires
the united effort cf every citizen of any
new town to attract tne trade of the surrounding country to i", and unless you
offer the prospector, miner owner and
promoter some inducements, it is sure to
follow that ihey will not favor you with
their patronage, but will uo to such
places as have shown by their actions
that they want their trade.
"From vvjiat I have seen during my
visits to Summit and other emps, I am
satisfied that you have plenty of ore here
to furnish a large tonnage to any railroad
H. P.Toronto came down last Monday from the Chris ina claim where he
has had charge of the work being
done by the Kettle River Mining and
Development company, and reports the
showing made is of such a nature that
the  owners   are  more   thau   satisfied,,
Water Commission In Session.
Assistant Commissioner of Lands and
that may build through this section. I Works Leonard Norris, of Vernon, ao-
This fact once established and a railroad if-ompanied by Gold Commissioner
is sure to come, and I am of the opinion j Lambly, of Osoyoos, arrived in town
that within twelve months time you will j yesterday tor the purpose of consider-
being going to lhe depot to see the ca-s
come in,"
In speaking of the political issues of
the coming provincial election and the
probability of the county of Yale being
divided, he said that the interest of this
section demanded that Yale should be
divided and that it should be done at the
next session of the legislature.
Politically, Mr. Mar in is outspoken
in his opposition to the present govern
ing certain water-right applications in
this section. Three applicants from
the Greenwood Water Works .company
asking permission to direct water from
Copper creek, Boundary creek and
Boundary Fall are being considered.
Mr. Black of Greenwood, assissted by
H. S. Cayley of this city, appearing for
the applicants. The application of the
Cascade Development company ia also
being considered, Mr. A. C. Gait, a bar-
111,806 00
82 oo
4,4l'.G 00
200 00
1,1100 00
5,000 00
200 00
•ion oo
1,100 00
200 00
1.000 00
27 00
ment, and was one ol  the ardent sup- j r*ster ot* Rossland appearing Ior the ap
plicant, while Mr, Aikman appeared lor
the opposing interested party.
Original Towustto of Grand Forks..
Vun Ness Addition	
: porters  of Donald Graham at the last
A considerable portion of  Mr. Mar-
r tain's career has been spent in   public,
he being at one time a member of the
i Manitoba legislature, and in 1894*5 filling
1 with credit  to himself  and  friends  the
1 mayor's   chair in  the   city   of Vernon,
i and at the present time is being lavor-
i ably spoken ot in connection  wilh  the
; mayorality of Rossland at  the  co ning
*l'.i7,,.,.- (nl: election.    He is a shrewed business man
9,os7 00 ' and his thorough knowledge of all  pro-
*>2.i,S2li OJ
More Fine   Ore.
Tom Parkinson came down  from the
Pathfinder  yesterday with samples of
ore from a new strike about 250 feel
northeast of the old workings.    At this
point ihe vein was opened up by two
cuts across the lead about 75 feet apart,
one of 14 and the other 33 feet.    At  the
latter cut a shaft has been sunk  12  feet
on the lootwall showing up a  fine  body
of  copper pyrites  and   pynhotite  iron,
assaying about 30 pur cent in copper.
Mr, Martin left on the stage tbis morn-1    The lead is  apparently  well  defined,
ing lor Greenwood where he will remain \ with a splendid quartz gangue and with-i
, , 1 a few days looking  around ano visiting 1 out any iron capping, it  having  what is
tain of Rossland, who has been sojourn-  ,.     .,  , ..,,..,.,.,   ,
bis old  friend   Kobyrt Wood  before ie
turning to this city.
vtncial matters makes him a very desira-
Give Him Welcome.
1*488 oJ): ble companion for an hour or two's chat.
j very unusual inthis section, a quartz cap,
his mining interests in this vicinity, that
the Hon. Hewitt  Bostock, M.  P., who 1 LIKES   0UR   LOCATION.
is at present making a tour of the  Koo-' —
tenays, will soon  visit  this section.    As , "Whatevery One Says  Must Be Tru.-."~
Mr. Bostock's mission is for the purpose i Hls a Bri8ht Fu'ure-
of becoming acquainted with the needs j    Mr. M. Dickie, the  enterprising  and
of   ids   constituents, it  is to be  hoped ■ rustling manager of the bank of llalilax
that the citizrnB of Grand Forks will be I which h:ls recently opened a branch
in readiness to give him a hearty welcome on the occasion of his visit to this
city. We would suggest that the Liberal
club take the matter in charge and see
to it that he is properly entertained, in-
Rossland spent a day or two in the city
this week, and during his stay made a
Hying trip to Greenwood and Midway,
going and returning (he same day. The
ol ject of hi*, visit, as stated to a Miner
After the Snowshoe.
Mr. J. H. Hall, a mining man of prominence from Butte, Montana, is negotiating with the owners of the  Snowshoe
asmuch,us the mayor is absent from the representative,, was to look over lhe
city most of the time. . ground and enquire into the future  pos
sibilities of this section. Mr. Dickie expressed himself as more than pleased
with the future prospects of the entire
country and especially with the location
,  . , , ,,   and situation of our city.   The central
claim in Greenwood camp and  from all  ....    . ,
reports it is very probable that he willl location of "' he s^s' ,s certaln t0 make
be successful in making terms whereby 1 •■• the distributing point, of not only the
that property will be developed by a j entire lioundary creek district, but the
Butte syndicate. The Snowshoe isra reservation as well, Owing to the press
very promising propertv and will doubt*     ,, • ,    .  , .    .. ,
less prove to be a shipper when once | of business ^incidental to the opening of
opened up.
a bank and getting it in operation, Mr.  blij
A Great Success.
Thc basket social last Thursday evening in aid of the Presbterian church wa;
in every respect a great success some
$75 being realized troni the sale of the
baskets, some of which sold as high as
S6.50 apiece,
Mr. Peter T. McCallum turned over
to Rev. Thos. Paton on this occasion the
sum of ?I49, back salary.
On Monday next Mr. Paton leaves
with his family to make their future
home in Eastern Ontario. He has been
here several years and we wish bin;
every success in his new field.
Commenced Work,
J, B, Desrosiers ol G.-eenwood, who
was awarded the contract for the building of the recorder's office here arrived
in the city, on Thursday last, and at once
commenced to have the material for the
building placed oa the ground. It is
Mr. Desrosters intention to push the
work, from now or, 3s rapidly as pgs^j. THE   MINK!!.
TUE MINER is printed on Saturdays, and will
be mailed lo any address in Canada or the
United Stat, s for one year r.n receipt ul two
dollars.   Single eo|.i',s five eelds.
rati* "i ?*- per* I'.itin.ai inch pel' month.
transient ai;Vi:i:ti.-i.m::nTs Inserted at
the rate ol 16 cents per nonpareil line first
Insertion. Advertisements running lor a
Shorter period than three months are classed
fi.KltK.-I'iiMiEM I*. irom every prut of the
Vnlc Di»tr]ct and communications upon '*v0
topics always acceptable. Send in youi
,i. us while ii Is fresh  an.l wo will do the
Jolt POINTING luilie.l .nil   in  lirr-t-ilass style
a: tin; shortest police.
Address P. M. MeCARTKR .t SON.
I'llANO  KollKH. B. C.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 2;, 18^7.
Carson Lodge I, O. 0. F. No. 37,
T   C\   C\   Vi    MEETS  EVERV  BAT0BDAY
I. \J, \y. r. uveiiiiig nl 8 n'tilocl. in their
hall at cnrson, R c.   A cordial Invitation ex-
e h.ie.l to all si..on ip l ire brethren.
J .'UN W. Mrl.ARKN, N. 0.
It is reported from Rossland that Mr.
Alfred Woodhousej F. G. S, and M. I.
M. & M, London, England, representing English capital, is negotiating for
the purchase of the Townsite company's
interests in Grand Forks.
No one iii Grand Forks will be sorry
if the report proves to have a reliable
besis. With an I^ngSi>h cqmpany back-
ipg up the town there would be some
chance of things being done in Grand
forks which most townsite companies
need no urging to do in towns in which
th.eir interests lie, bul which the present
ipwii iie company has as littie notion of
ilo,ii-,g qs the proverbial clog has of get
iing out of the manger.
if any man, woman or child can point
out a single tbiug which the Townsite
company has done lor the city, or can
indicate a solitary instance in which it
has promoted any civic interest, wc have
yet to hear it. Grab all you ca'i and
raise thc price of lota whenever and
'wherever it seems possible, but ccintri***
bute to nothing, undertake nothing and
instigate nothing to build up the town
jn which itj property lies, and there you
ha. e qui* Townsite company.
This city is the natural centre for many
mining camps of great promise where
large development work has been going
on lor many months. Any ^railway from
Kootenay or the south to the Boundary
creek country and to Pentieton must
necessarily pass through it. Has it as
yet reaped thc advantages it position entitles it to even at thp present time?
Have trails, for instance, been cut to
any of fhe camps tributary to (irand
Forks? Greetiwoo-r1, with far less advantage af situation, but with an energy
which is not only.**, credit to it bat is ex
fremely profitable to it, tias in the past
dope, all the things in regard to cutting
trails to mining camps which Grand
Forks bas not done hijt aught tp have
done, and is r.t the present moment in
possession of trade whieh Grand Forks
could control at any time it followa
Greenwood's example. A".d if we ask
who in Greenwood has been most prominent in this work, the answer is, Mr.
Robt. Wood, the owner of the townsite.
If Mr. Wood had beon owner of Grand
Forks townsite instead cf tbe present
company, we would have double thp
population we have today, notwithstanding tbat ourpresent populationout-numi
bers that of any other reside plucc in
South Yale.
Who gets the trade of Summit camp
today? Greenwood. Why? Bacause
Greenwood built a trail to Summit camp
and lays down goods delivered there
for the same cost at which they are sold
in Grand Forks. II a trail were built
from this city to Summit camp tomorrow we would get all the trade because
pf the shorter distance and easier grade.
The tv-^il would cost some $500, and will
it be believed that $300 was at one time
offered by mine owners at Summit camp
towards tin building of such a road, if
Grand Fotks Townsite company, or
citizens i.r anybody else would put up
the other S^oo'.'   Nevertheless it is true.
No, the sooner the Townfsitt? company
gets out of business in this town and
lots somebody or company with a horse's
sense take hold, the sooner this city will
go ahead.
In a bulletin of the mineral production of Canada for 1896 and ten precoed-
ing years, prepared by Mr. E. D.Ingall,
just issued .shows that an advance is being
continually made in this lineol industry.
Last years output is placed at $23,6.39,■
8a5, compared with $20,715,310 in 1895,
the, growth from 1886, when the statistics
were first gathered, being 125 per cent.
As sttpwn by the following table the increase, is noticable in both divisions, men-
tallic av^d non-snetallic;
* Metallic.   Nan-metaUR".
18S6 •f2,HK,t'08 !S 7,8*.2,0I7
■■■ijO , ,. 8,8I4i488 12,808,8661
18*15 • •■ 0)168.408 14,811,860.1
1806.!.....!...  ?,05"i,011 1,4,8.08,880
It will be observed that in the non-
metallic section there is 3, slight decrease
in the products of last year, and from
that of 1893 of so.me $8 ro.ooo. This falling off is attributed to tbe slowness in
t^ade that has characterized the past
•jew years, as the decline in value is
largely in such anicles as bricks, lime,
sand, sewer pipe, -late, terra cotta and
other articles used in building which
are more quickly effected by trade depression. With the improvement in
general business which every indication
joes to show that the country will soon
experience, there is little doubt that
these brances of industry willsho-v a
teady improvement as they did from
iSSjto 1S93
According to the figures given coal is
sf.ll king. With f.n output of 3,745,716.
tons, valued at $7,226,462, it ccine. very
near being a third of the total mineral
output of 522,6:9825,find Lilly one half
the non-metallic mineral production.
Next to coal comes gold, with an output
of I34^,')S ounces, valued at $2,780,086,
followed by .'ilver, wilh 2,205,343 ounces,
valued at 2,148,543; then comes nickel,
with 3,397,113 pounds, valued at $1,188,-
990, and copper, 9.383,012 pounds,v.Jued
at $1,021,960. None of thu other metals
reached thc million mirk. In the non-
metallic cl.iss, outside of coal, petroium,
with a record of 726.S92 barrels valued
at $1,155,647; bricks, valued at $1,633,-
000 and buildingstone at $1,000,000 even,
reached the million mark.
The figuios ol ihe bulletin, on the
whole, as compared with previous yeats,
make a very satisfactory showing.
Compared with the very large mineral
production of the United States as given
in the vorume ol the "Mineral Indus
try," issued by the Engineering and
Mining Journal of New York, we find
that in a similar period tbe increase has
been only in tho neighborhood of 40 per-
cent, which amounts to about $8 a head
of the population, while Canada's in-.
crc.se has been 125 per cent, or $4 5a
per head. As ten years ago, ho-vever,
the Canadian production was only about
$2.23 per head ol population, we have
every reason to believe that with one or
two imye years continuance of the rate
of expansion shown, should bring the
two countries more nearly to u level.
In accordance with the Amended Mineral Act of 1897 it is necessary lor applicants lor certilicate of Improvements
to advertise the same in a paper published and circulated in the mining division in which the claim is situated. U
no paper is published in the division
then the nearest paper to '.he location of
the claim. Any notice of the applications for certificate of improvements
published not in ucco dance with this
act art. illegal.
Another act ha1; been declared illegal,
It is that when a notice of intention to
apply for a certificate of improvemen's
contains the notice of application of
more linn one mineral claim, it is
It w:ll only bo a short time now Before a Canadian letter will not havo the
appearance of a cirous poster, the issue
of Jubilee stamp having stopped and
the plates fiom which they were printed
have Been destroyed. The ceremony
took place at the American Bank Note
Co.'s building on Wellington street, Ottawa, ih the presence of the postmaster
general, the deputy postmastor, the secretary of the department, the chief of
the stamp branch, and Mr. Sladen of the
governor geneials office, an Ottawa
philatelist, There were thirty-two million stamps and seven million cards
vyorked from these plates. This puts an
end to any more being worked off and
consequently they will increase in value.
ated the importance of the Boundary | yesterday afternoon waiting for his old
Creek district, und now our people are! friend Tom Nicklio, Dr. Manly referred
awaiting with some anxiety for a public t0 llis !°g "bin* and acknowledged that
avowal of the policy of tbat company i " had a g°od dedl l0 do wlth his coming
relative  to tbis district. j north.
— — "I went to California some years ago."
It is   officially   announced   that Sir j he said, "and I settled in  Stockton, in
Oliver Mov.nl will retire from the Dominion cabinet in order to accept the
lieutenant govenorship of Ontario. It
is said that Mr. Mowat has expressed a
desire that the Hon, Divid Mills be
named as 1113 successor as minister ol
justic, though the name of Sir Louis
Davie; is also mentioned.
An all British railroad route from Sti-
keen river to Yukon river is heing projected by the C. P. 11 , and in accordance
with this idea instructions have been
given Superintendent Marpole of the
Pacilic division, to send competent engineers north to survey a leasable route
between the two points above mentioned.
Nelson, Wash.
It' THERE is any tiulh in the old saw
•'that rets always desert a sinking ship,"
from the way the old timers are leaving
tbe government and going over to the
ranks ol the opposition, il is fair to pie-
sucne that old sea-worn craft is about to
go down.	
The Rossland Record says that the
lirst gun oi the provincial campaign was
fired in Rossland on the g'b inst by tbe
Hon. Maxwell, of Vancouver, and Irom
the roport of the meeting published we
would infer the gun was loaded to the
the San Joaquin valley. There 1 built
up a large practice, and as a conse
quence 1 am tired out and hungry for
sleep. I'm going up to my log cabin
on the Manly ranch, on Kettle river,
and am just going to he around and
sleep and sleep and sleep for a whole
week. Then I will come back here and
spend the winter, knocking around. Of
course, it is a little chilly up here, but
1 like it a great deal better than California. There is something bracing
and inv gorating in the air up here, j ,
Why, the sight of the country itself is as
good as a to.iic."
Dr. Manly's four brothers are large
rioperty owners in and around Grand
Forks, and the doctor himself has mining interests thrre, to which be will give
his attention when he gt ts his "big sleep"
out. The doctor is enthusiastic in regard to the future of the northwest. He
leave- this morning on the Spokane
Falls tic Northern for Grand Forks.
Be sure to buy the hvst '-icel
to insure tbo beat rosulB.
Canton Steel
is the best and can br had the
cheapest ut our Old LogBtoro
Nelson, or our Eureka Store,
Special Prices on Large Lots
This Bteel Is Guaranteed 10 he
Equal to Jesseii's in Rock
Work. .
Remember that Edward's Ferry is the
only wavside house on the ro*)d where
good meals and 'clean beds can befound.
Job Work at the Miner office.
O. B. & P. B. NELSON,
Dealers in General Merchandise,
J.  1'. FLOOD.
The Ottawa Fiee Press says that the
timing sen,ion of the Dominion parliament will not commence before the first
week in February, and assigns the absence of several ministers as the cause
for this.
Indian Agent J. B. Leighton, of Yale,
has resigned to accept a position as
manager of the Cariboo Express company between Ashcroft and ll.irkerville.
Mr. A Irwin will succeed him as Indian
Grand Forks Meat Market,
Kerr & Flood, Butchers,
u^.All Kind; of Meats German Sausages and Head Cheese Always on Hand.
-^ with Beet
Choice Wines Liquors and Cigars,
hereby "riven thnt in accordance
ion wh   (thi' Sanitary  Ki'L-nlaiion
of 1800, 11  resolution litis been iuihsciI by thei
1'rovluoiiil Hofird ol Health (lecturing thi* Saul-! *
ii.rv regulations of 189(1 to in- in force in Uur city i
01 Grond forks,        s. II. Dos. ax. m. l*.
Secretary of Pro-vtuclal hoard or Health
TMc hotel is located nbout 12 miles from Grand Forks up the North Forks.
Good Fishing and Hunting in tbe vicinity. Meals served at all hours, and
the best of siteping accommodations. H. P. TORONTO, Proprietor.
Mr. G  G. Dennis, the new gold commissioner, has assumed the duties ol his
office, Mr. Goepel  being compelled to i
resign on account o\ his duties in an other
"Eveuy d ig has his day," is an old
saying. Dm ic is very disastrous sometime to sqieez.e in on some other dogs
Wm'-itE, oh where is our Mose.*.; Has
he got lost in the bull rushes?
The Hon. D. W. Higgins who has
been making a tour though the country
lor the past few weeks is being made
the subject of much comment by a number of the provincial papers, some of
\vhom are cruel enough tc intimate that
the honorable speaker is out on a "still
hunt" for a constituency. Taking it for
granted that these assertions are true,
the honorable gentleman is evidently
not alone in his search, ai there are
plenty of others in the same boat and
there 15 very little dinger of there beiag
a scarcity of candidates at the next general election,
Nelson had a distinguished vistor
last week 1:1 the person of Lord Sbolto.
Douglas, whose matrimonii! adventures
have been the talk of the wh-de contin ■
ent during the past few years. It will
bc remembered that Lady Sholt» Douglass was a variety actress, who with her
sisters about five years ago proved to
be quite a drawing card on the Spokane
variety stage where they appeared under the name of the Addis sisters. It
was during an engagement that she was
playing at one of the variety h?.lls at
Bakersvillc, Cal., that his lordship fust
met her. The young man waa deeply
smitten and a hasty marriage ensued.
Don't Forget, to Register.
Every liritish sufcject 111 this distiict
should see to it personally that his name
is on the voters list so that he can vote
at the next provincial general election
to be held in 1S98. For the benefit of
those who are in doubt as to the qualifications necessary to erni'.le them to become voters we print the following from
tbe Province:
' Qrialification of Voters-—British subject, male, 21 years, twelve months' residence in province, 'and in the electoral
district in which he claims Jto
vote for two months of that period im*
mediately previous to sending in his
cfaim to vote,' (See'Provincial Voters'
Act, 1866,' Sec, I.)
"Every qualified person should without delay apply to the Collector iu
his electorial district to be put on the
'list of persons claiming to vote,' as any
name sent in is kept on this list fnr two
mouths beforeitcan be put on theRegis-
ter of Voters. (See 'Prov.ncial Voteis'
Act, ,876,'Sec. 6.—b. c.)
"The 'Notice of Claim' and the 'Interrogatories' on the form 'Registration of
Provincial Voters' (which can be obtained from any collector of votes) must be
filled up, be sigied by the applicant and
be witnessed. (SeeLegishuive Electorates and E ection Act, 1894, Sees. 1213.)
"Transters from one Electoral District
to Another—A. voter who wishes to
be transferred must write to the collector
of votes of his district, as folhjiws:
Address  Date	
Dear Sir;—Please strike my name off
the Register of Voters for the	
Electoral District,
Yours tmlv S (christian and surname in
lours ""ly. (j,,**)... .Old adoress	
"lie must men fill up a form for 'Registration of Provincial Votes' and mail
it to the Collector of Votes for thc electoral district in which he intends to
The Miner desires to congratulate
the ctzens of Grand Forks Vipon the
selection of Mr. P, T. McCallum by acclamation to fill the vacmcy in the city
council, caused by the removal of Mr.
Duford from the city, Mr. McCallum is
one of our most esteemed citizens, a
gentleman whose honesty and integrity
is, above suspicion, and being a heavy
ratepayer will doubtless manifest a lively interest in tbe affairs of thp. municipality.
While in Vancouver recently Vice-
President Shanghnessy, of the C. P. R.
stated that in, a few weeks t;he people
would know th?,t the tl.   P   R. appreci-
lath August, ~err.
His noNo'rit the Lieiiti'iiiiiH-ilovornoj* has
boon pleased toappot'nt Wii.i.i.im Sin.'i.ahi
Hor.K, of the City of victoria, Esquire 10 be
Water Commissioner under tho provisions ol lhe j
"\V'*iei' Clausen Consolidation Act, hs'.i?."
The Only Place in Town,
that Handles Fruit.
Fresh Supply Received Dally.
Dealer in
* Tobacco and Cigais.
Groceries, Salt Meat and Miners Supplies*
i^SS"" Prospectors 1111.1 Miners si ill find it, lo l|h.oir interest to give ni$ **,o<*.ll beforo imicbusliig
I can save you monoy.   Pud Line of Ftshtiifj Taekel just Received,
ISth August, lK'.ir.
HIS Honour th& Lieu tenant-Covei'iuii' 111 Council hns been lilea.-ed lo direct the pllblic;|.
lion of the illiilirne.elitioneil Bculo of  Fees,  pny .
nlile under thu nmvisions of lhe "Water Clauses,
Consolidation Act, isu?."
I'y iroiiii,',,',inl.
Provincial Secretary.
Rkcoiids of W.iTiiH Foil Domestic, Armieui.TU-
For every rocord or iiilenniii record of
100 inches of water or less	
For every additional lOCiinehes 11 p to tiofi
"■or every additional fib tnohes above HQP.
5 00
5 00
5 00
li 00
0 25
0 B0
0 25
Dr. S. H. Manly of California Returns to
His Washington Ranch-
It has long been the custom for the
people to flee to the "orange groves and
flower gaidens" of California to spend
the winter says the Spokane Review,
but Dr. S. H, Manly of Stockton, Cr.l.,
has reversed the custom and set a shilling example in the oppiosue direction.
The doctor has jut come lo Washington to pass the cold months.
The log cabin is thc cause of it. While
the doctor was in California he used to
regale his friends with stories of the
northwest, for Dr. Manly is an old Wash-
Uigloniun, being indeed one of the
frames of the state conatitu'ion, when
he represented Stevens county and Spokane. Among other things the doctor
used to tell the Oalifornians of his ranch
near Grand Forks, ninl of the casUe he
had upon it.
"It's ihe most beautiful log cabin you
ever saw," tbo di etty used to say. "Aladdin's palace was nowhere betides it.
tt is really lorrantic ond picturesque in
its location among the dark pints, and 1
just wish I could sleep under its
rough roof Ihe rest of ray life," and the
doctor viou.ld sigh herayily.    A**, he. sat
For apportioning the water authorized
to be nsir.l nmler nny record 	
Inrespcot of every record or iutennin record (except in respect of water recorded uufl actually lined for agricultural purposes) an annual fee up to
the lirst two inches of	
For every additional M inches annual
fee of	
Inspection or search of liny record in
any rec^nl of water rtvjliis 	
Filing auy notice or ilociniieiit with a
Commissioner or Gold Commissioner
U'Or certified copies ol nny record or 0*00*
liinent per folio of litil words	
Publication in the Gazette according in
the scale of charges as detined iu
Schedule A ol tbc ''Statutes nnd Journals Act." ,	
Annual feus lo be paid to the Commissioner for the District on or beforo
the BOth duy of June in each year.
TlIF. S0rW.YIlJfl   OK   W'ATIill   HV   W.lTKll WORKS
Svstkmsso Cities, Towns 4x1, In-
Every Municipality or specially Incorporated company shall pay In rcspdet of etufi of
tlio several matters In Schedule one of UiIb
Schedule iiienlioned thc fees in respect, of sueh
matter by said Schedule one presuribedi
For tlie presenting by a specially Incorporated company ofa petition under
Bection M of tile Aot ninl the lilint; of
tbc documents  by  section  fr"!  prescribed, a fee of  $ 25 00
For ovory I'erlilieate Issued unilcr section 66 of the. Act, a fee (to Ite paid to
nnd for the use oi. tho Jiulue of tbo
Supreme Court granting sucb, petition}, of (110 00
Tun A«*(«risiTioN or* Watihi And Wati'UPowish
lull    lNIIirNTlli.il,.    OR     MANUrACTlllttNU
Purposes ry Potvan Cokpaniss.
Kvery power company shnll pay in. respect
of each of the several matters in Schedule One
of tnis Schedule mentioned tho fees tn respect
of orach matter hy said Schedule One prescribed:
For Ibe lilinr- ol the documents merr-
tioiicil in section bo ol thc Act, u fee
.of : ** 25 00
For every Cortllloat*) undor section 88 or
section (111 of the Act, n fee ol    11)0 00
For,' tbc examination and approval of
every schedule or prneoodlng lining
tolls, rules, lares, rent:- ur clnirycs, a
lee of      lu CO,
-s^^Grand Fork?, B.   C.^r^.
Everything New  and   Brest  Furnished iMflitf
House, and is in evryway  prepared to *»,tfa«f
welcome Guests and provide Good Ac- *»t»n
V*^t£ Headquarters for Muting Men
of Wines  Vquors and Cigars.    Speciaf
atten'io ■ paid to Tiainscient trade.
.■"..<>..« W-WVM'li M • M • l*-,-! *wk W»»*W .
8Fl|   UIODJY Hill J
Sanson & holbroqk;
^Finicial and Mining Brokees^fc
8 00 1 ^
100 Groups of climsfBought (or Stock Companies, Etc., Etc.
First-Class   Accommodations,  Good Stalring;. Te»mius of
Stage Line From Marcus, Washington.
McAuley& Keightley,
)PwP -
Livery and Feed Stable,
Riverside Ave., Grand Forks.
Livery Teams, Saddle,
Pack and Lidies Saddle Horses a Specialty,
Harness; Shop in conned ion.
Teaming of All Kinds Done.
$&&£&&      Plenty of Barn Room ior Freighters. Give us a tria
NOTICE is hereby gi.vou thnt tho co-pft-rtiier-
ntTNiiiD. hitretofoia exit*ting between Wright
day di**Ktj'ivt:tl hy mutual con*
.1. (i. Wkv-ht,
n. a.,Fept. 18th, \wrx
nerBhip*. ii
<& Luther is th
Orand V-.>rks
Q. W. WILLIAHS, Manager.
ISSISSSS^is Dalhr from Marcus Grand ta Forks
2oth, i^V- for a coippleioRVBtem of Witter Works | *
n.l KK'ptrlc Light plant, for tho eity of Orand j
urk--'. H. ('.   iJlnns aud specifications must txe* j
Greenwood City, Anaconda, Boundary Falls, Midway
.and AU Poinis on Colville Indian Resevation.
c.uii|)uiiy enclj bid.   Contractors, tendering fori
Btltn   work   must, niso,   neiruiupHtiy  their  hid-'
With a cortiliutl clitrck for twenty p*»r cm nt ot tlie r
iiniiiiintol'thiri.r'lender, thc Huid irlu'trk to be!
held until the work is corn [.ii-lud tiHaKiiiiratitee j
of good luiib on tlie piirtn. the snceeMfiil bid-.1-,    , .,
der.   The counsel reserves to its hoII the right   l'orks at »:,(5 p. m.
to reject uiij* or nil hids.^        .;*, cbjllrmall    ] connect with northbound Trian.   Pasaqi.^eis.frQm Kpoiewiy V"'ntf W,alte qpni)-J.<f=
(.iri'.!l*Ur0rl}*.. U. C   . tr-IlV. 7k l.*jV*I,'
Stage Letves Marcus on ihe Anival of the Northbound Train, arriving at Grant*
Lsaves.t'rre Forks at 4:0*0 a. m., arriving at Marcus in time to.
i Uijtl a', B-JSbbu e; p,oii)f; nnrt qonj njj. THI'
1st. 1806, at Midway, B
Notice is hereby given by The Kettle River Mining  and  Development Company of British Columbia, Limited Liability, aid S. Thornton Langley, that tbey will not  be  responsible  for any work done  or
debts contracted on the "Christina" mineral claim, as above, unless such
work in expressly authorized bv the Board of Directors.
8. Thornton Lanokly, Vice-President.
Olrlt     kJiU tV ii. .. .IX.
It was with ia feeling of honest, sca-
pjan-lilce pride I surveyed niy I'es&i I
from stem to stern as we bade good-by
to the shores of Xen* York, wotobiB|]
Pt.i-ui gradually recede from our view us
wy gallaut ship, with saibs full Bet,
swept out into the ocean. She was trui
ami tried; I know her every beam, and
had not been hcr captain for ten loir;;
years without, ieclimg her as mil cil lu}'
own as the children who bout'.iliii on
her deck to meet me on my return. My
crew, most of them, had sailed with me
jnany a lime before.'. Only one man wad
new, and ho, when presenting binssuli
before me, although he hardly appeared
u seafaring niuit, I took into my service,
Impressed by his bright, honest face,
(unl the fact that the discharge he
brought in his pocket and showed me
with some pride, proved him honest ami
trustworthy. It was a relief to feel the
excitement of departure was over, nr.;l
before us in anticipation a highly stn;-
ci-ssful vuy.tge. I bad Just turned to go
Mow and look over the log-book, when
my attention was nttructcikjby u seeming scuffle, and loud and angry voices.
".*Vb, the old story," I muttered ta myself, "I thought this timo we had escaped;" for I quickly perceived the man
the mate was, dragging* toward jncdld
pot beloug to the crew, but had hidden
himself away iu lhe hold, to S'tcnl a ride
tu the port whither we were bound, I!
was no difficult task to farce him into
my presence. He was a slight, de-Ilcntc
little fellow, with a face white as ashes,
nnd trembling like n woman. I felt
sorry for him, in spite of myself, although 1 growled out the query, 1 fear
with an oath:
"What made you hide in my ship?
I've a good mind to throw you overboard!"
lie opened his mouth to answer, but
no woikIs cumc, when, to my surprise,
Archer, the new man, stepped forward
and, touching* his hat. respectfully soid:
"i know him, sir. He wanted a passage to Liverpool, and hiul no money.
You'll find him a good worker, sir." I.
swore a little at them both, bu!! he mis-
Chief was (lone, there was no help for il;
and telling thc mate to put hip) to work.
continued my interrupted course- to
piy cabin. I had no cause to complain
of him as thc days slipped into weeks;
what work be hud td do he did faithfully nnd woll—if it wns using n broori) or
climbing a rigging. Hard labor he wns
unequal to physically, nnd I world not
permit it to bc imposed upon him; but
lifter a time, seeing his willingness, 1
had most of his duties transferred to
the cabin, where they Were lighter nnd
subject lo less exposure. He seemed
bound to A roller hy strange tics of groti-
ti«le, and appeared to think he had,insured my leniency. Whatever delicacies
fell to his share he would carry to him,
nnd if his own work wns light, was over
pnxions to help with his. Once thn mate
came to me with a grave face,
"I think, sir," he snid, "that Archer
Sias made Williams run away from
•school. He is merely n l>oy, and last
pight I overheard Ibern talking together on dock, Archer was telling
him he'd better send word from tho lirirt
port that he was safe, but he need not
tell where he wus; nnd Williams wttsf
crying bitterly. Then 1 came up, and
both looked red and confused, but I pretended to have .heard nothing."       I
I told the mate to make worlc as easy
for him as bc could, for somehow my
own heart seemed to throb In my sympathy for the boy, whose mother, a
widow, perhaps, niourntsd, refusing to
be comforted. Next time I saw him
nlane 1 questioned, him.
"How happened it, VJ[iHInms, you ran
away to sea?   Had you no home?"
"Yes, sir," he answered; "a good
home, but 1 was not happy there."
"You knew Archer well at home, did
you not?"
"Yes, sir, quite well," a. red flush dyeing his cheeks, while he hung his head
nnd moved his feat uneasily.
"Did he persuade, you to run away?"
"No, uro, indeed," and a determination showed itself in his manner I had
never seen before.   "He know nothing
of it, captain. I heard he wan to sail on
this ship, and I determined logo with
him, knowing I would have on board
one fricimd. I diq not think Ishould find
so many to be kind to me."
"Is your mother living?"
"Yes," he said, sadly. "She mourns
me ns dead; but It is better so," the tea rs
rising iii liis eyes and falling on his*
I said no more, then, but could not
account for the strange interest, in
spite of myself, J tqok in our ''stow-
The. third weeik out we had a. storm
which tried our faithful ship to the ut-
suost. The timbers creaked, the cordage
strained, but still she, rode the waves
and breasted the billows, mountain
high though they were, Many an honest heart beat faster at the memory of
young wives and little children whose
voices should call them in ruin, and
whtmi they should never meet again
this side, perhaps, the great .ports-Is.
Yet no man failed at bin duty; hit
cheek might blaineb, but liio hand did
not, tremble. Once Williams, whom 1
had kept on cabin duty, vent'.".red aloft,
ond I lienrcl Archer's voice ring out
above the storm;
"Quick, below! This is no place for
fiuoh as you!" Then iu a lower tone my
ear alone caught; "Have you forgotten yoiir promise? X am safe; do not
fear.   If there i^ jjjtp'irerl will eome to
"There might not. be time," he answered, In a voice almost womanly in its
tremor; "and, oh, Ben, I could not die
without you!"
"Hush, little fool!" but the words,
though harsh, were spoken in a tone so
tender they could not wound.
"It is a strange friendship," I thought
to myself.   "Some day I must ferret it
Ah! tlie day and th*? frm?* m> al
other hands than rtiiuo—even- ia inn™
which at last commanded the waves to
be still and brought us out of our peril
uninjured and without the loss of a
single life. We hud just had prayers
and thanksgiving, in which all, from
captain to cabin boy, had joined most
heartily, assembling together us one.
man before Ood's footstool, and had
scattered again to our different posts,
where the storm had left us much todo,
when 1 again noticed Archer and Williams standing together, the. letter's
hand resting almost caressingly upon
Archer's shoulder.
One seemed so powerful, the other so
weak, so slight, that, incongruous as
•their friendship appeared, it yet, after
all, was but following out the law of
nature—the weak leaning upon the
Just then an order came from some
one to go aloft aud stow the foreroyal,
as it was darkening to windward und
looked as though we might have a light
Archer sprang forward to obey the
command, but somehow Williams got
ahead of him. He was so very light
and had grown so accustomed to the rigging that he was liken squirrel. Archer
made a motion to detain him, but before
his hand could reach him he was far
beyond bis grasp.
Higher and higher he went, roy eyes
following him. with a strange fascination for one accustomed to such sights,
until he reached the yard, laid himself
out upon it, seizfld hold of the canvas-—
when something came whir!iug through
the air; something struck with a. dull
thud the deck at our feet; the yardurm
was empty.
Great heaven! For one instant there
might have been heard a pin fall; then
themen came trooping forward. Archer
was the first to ireach him, the first to
look into the white, still face, on which
death seemed already to have set its
seal. Then a groan burst from his lips
of such mental agony as I never before
had heard, and he fell forward in unconsciousness by thc boy's side.
Motioning the. men back, we carried
tbe poor body as tenderly as we might
and laid it on a. vacant bed In the cabin.
There the doctor and myself permitted
no one else to enter. We threw open
the coat and run laced the shirt, when the
mystery was explained.
Williams was a woman—a woman
who, tor love ot a. man, had done this
thing. Poor, suffering child! Had
she atoned with her life? There waa
little hope, tins doctor suid, but such a
pity ltiad* risen in both our hearts that
we would not. despair; and at last the
dark-brown eyes slowly opened, looking
around, as though seeking some one not
"It is Archer," I whispered, and, going forward, found he had recovered
from his swoon, and was as one frantic.
I bade him follow me.
"You know all, captain?" he questioned. "She is my wife. Poor little
girl; she ran away with me, and would
follow me everywhere. Will she live?"
"There is little hope," I answered.
"We will do for her what we can."
Then we entered the cabin, aud such
a, look of rapture as crept into her eyes
as they rested on Archer's face I have
never seen before, and expect never to
see again. Then we wentout, and left
them alone.
Fifteen minute's later I entered the
room, He was kneeling at hor side, his
face buried in the pillow, while one
hand rested caressingly on hcr head.
Touching him on the shoulder, I motioned him out. A painful aud a dangerous operation had to bc performed,
which, if she survived, would permit
hope of recovery. I kept t he poor fellow
with me duriug that time, and he told
ine the whole sad story.
• "She loved me, Captain, but bee parents looked down on me and world
mot let us meet. It was wrong, I know .
but she was so young, and she said she
could not give me up, and I—ah! uow
I know what, the world will be to mo
without, her; but we were married, I
have the certificate in my trunk*. I left
her all comfortable in a little room I
had hired for her. and shipped with you.
I had to do something, sir, and nothing
else offered. She.—poor child, was so
lonely, so desolate, that the thought ot
the weeks she would spend alone mad*,
dened her. She followed me, in disguise, as you know, and I—oh! Captain,
I had not the heart to blame her, since
phe did it for my sake. I have protected
her from harm, from injury, until now,
A groan finished his sentence, when!
the door softly opened, and the surgeon
"It is better than 1 hoped for—she
may live."
The days whieh followed were full of
anxious watching, but the young life
nt last conquered; but not until omr
ship had made its homeward voyage!
was the poor girl able to raise hcr head
from the pillow on which wc had lain
it an sadly as in its shroud.
But, when, at last, with tears of gratitude nnd broken words, she, leaning ou
her husband's arm, passed from our
sight, the memory of her heroism and
heart-devotion taught us forgetfulnesa
of her faults, riiid (!«e blessings which
followed them were in many cases
roughly uttered, but in all heartfelt.—
N. Y. ledger.
Loophole for the Ilnrslnr.
Police Constable A.'iO'lO—Here, your
worship, are the tools I found on tho
pris'ner—a jimmy, a center-bit, a dark
lantern an' a piece of lead pipe wrapped
in a paper lo look like a bundle of
Prisoner—Your honor, you will not
let an innocent man be convicted on
such flimsy evidence as that, I hope.
The articles he speaks of are nothing
but my bicycle lantern and repair kit.—
London Answers.
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The sitting of tho
liolden im follows!
:.iiij\vav ur
County Court of Vide will
TOBEB, 18'.I7,
1 A Nil
; at tin: hour uf a o'clock iu  the forenoon
' spct'tivtr'v.
I       By command W. Q Mc.MVNN.
Government Olliee, Midway, U. C. j   D. R. I
August Ci, 1807 I
Corn  drill-lie  CnkcH.
One egg, well beaten; one cupful
sweet "nilk; oue tuhlespoonful of melted   butter;   one-half  teaspoonful  of
sugar; one teaspoonful of baking powder; a little salt and corn meal to thicken.—Albany Argus.
f <''' '^ji'j?-'*i*i\- .'■*■"-■ ■/ • :■■ ,jry-r :3-L_. *    *y
Provincial Board of Health:
NOTICE in licivlry Riven thnt nt the last meet
Ing of tho I'ruvliii inl iioard uf Ueulth, held
July   .ith,  in  Victoria, u   resolution,   iu accordance wi: li Bection 8of the "Sanitary ttegula-
tiotiB,   lh'.n.."   win*   puBBQd  declaring  lhe said
j regulations to bo in force in tlio following Intel
lpiiriitc.l ('irk'.- uf ihi
laud, Grand lurks, Kuril.
Secretary, Provincial ll
* Provinco, viz,   it.
. Ncls Ver i.
II. DUNCAN. M. 1>,
mnl ul lliullh. I'.. IJ
l. muuonald.
Contractor and Builder,
GRAND   FORKS,   li.   C.
ii Fixtures n Specialty  ,
s Hade and K-.tin.iuc-. ;
queer I """"-■
orsof   OflnO-BS, ill VIC list 1>K AVE.,  GRAND FORK-t
a. HEPWORTH, M. !).,('. M.
Scl.-itil-.t-. oilc-n Itiiy Stone Fences to
Get Specimen*.
The pavements of cities arc not, infrequently veritable mines of fossils.
Slat*1 flags often contain the visible remains of marine whelks and ancient
inollusks related to the modern
pearly nautilus, etc. Thc. paleontologist walking down Broadway, in New
York city, finds a whole .story book of
antiquity in the sidewalk. In northern
Kew York state the limestone fences are
so full of fossils as to excite amazement, ft ia notun uncommon thing for
a scientist in that part of the country to j
buy a few rods of stone fence just for
thc purpose of knocking it to pieces
ond getting out the fossils, which stand
out in bold relief so as to attract atlen-, pUn(| m& B1,t.,i(i,„ti„„B ,,,,,„„, „„„„„,*,,,. •„,,
tion. Among the fossils are ninny kinds ' ulsjiod on all kimlsuf bnildlug, Worn smelly
of corals, numerous species of extinct j hist-cliiss.
mollusks and not a few "sea lilies"— I  ■■' '" j • ■ m
animals counterfeiting flowers in their !  A    B, HART,
appearance, which lived on the bottom      '#■« i    n   *i *i
of the ocean when New York state was j       UOnlTaCtOrS and   BlUlderS
covered by the sea.   The rocks of .the | ofl.(i(,| KUm^ ^ ^
Ilelderlierg Mountains in Bohohorieand ; Hnnsaud Specillcati
Albany counties, Ni Y., nre full of nm" I M,l(I
crustaceans which were the ancest
modern lobsters and crabs.   .Sueh crustaceans are yielded in large quantities
by the famous cement bodies of Buffalo,
From thence is obtained the so-called
water limestone, which is converted into
cement by a staple process of burning
and grinding.
Opcc upon a time there was a shallow
lake in a little valley near Pike's Peak,
Col, Ancient streams poured into this
lako, their waters carrying insects
whieh fell into them. There was a
great, volcanic eruption in the neighborhood, and great quantities of ashes
and other debris filled up the lake, bmry-
ing the insects and preserving them in
fossil shape. Thus it happens that the
geologists nowadays dig out the fossil insects with pickax and hammer.
One little hill, whloh was formerly an
island in the lake, has been found a
mine of these bugs of antiquity. Buried
in the rocks are mosquitoes and gnats
in abaindan.ee, bees and weeps of many
species, ants of all sorts, saw flies, butterflies and moths. Of fossil beetles the
variety is endless. There nre ground
beetles, water beetles, .Tunc bugs, blister beetles, snout beetles, with long
noses; also, dragon flies and cockroaches. It seems wonderful that things
so fragile, so minute nnd so easily destroyed should have becn preserved in
the rocks for millions of years in such
perfection that the very hairs which
fringe the certain small varieties are
visible today beneath the microscope.
From the reniairkablc deposit described
comes the greater part of the National
museum's collection of fossil insects,
which, appropriately enough, is placed
alongside of the new collection of fossil
jelly fishes.—Boston Transcript.
A Beautiful Situated Townsite, at the Natural
Gateway one of the Greatest Mining Sections
of ihe World, and in the center of one of the
Finest Agricultural and Fruit Growin sections
British Golumbia.
In Grand Forks now Presents one of the best opportunities for investment.
Physician and Surgeon.
Miiill.l,,   MONTREAL
Oilice Iu lirii**: store.
Boot and Shoe Shop.
Runt:, nu
1 SllllCS 11
. order oi thc vory t-'sr
uptly done.
-   - GltAND FORKS.
Law and Collecting Agency.
A  Jubilee.
There hns liee.ii a great disciiswion as
to what would be a suitable name for
this year, in view of the /'act that it is
Queen Victoria's COth yea:' as reigning monarch. When the 50th yeuir was
celebrated, it was named the. .lubiler
year. This recalls thei story of n.n old
lady, who was naked by her grandchild r
"Wluifever is the meaning1 of this year
•lubilec?" "Well, my dear," wus the
wise answer, "it is this way. If you
hove been man-led to a man r>0 years,
nnd the man is alive, it is a. golden, wedding; if the man is dead, it is a. jubilee."
Jl'ivs  WorNliiriin-**  In  a  Ilcsi-rt.
In tho Jewish Chronicle appears an
account of a remarkable Jewish congregation in South Africa, with portraits of 11 mcin and ii women. They
worshiped in a desert, 11.000 miles from
railroad communication. The. writer
says: "If eivr the placrj becomes an important center, this record will stand
ns evidence of five efforts made, by its
ea rliest Jewish settlers, to celebrate the
great festivals according to the traditional observances of their faith."
Bath  Rooms,
RIVERSIDE,      - -       CltANI) F0RK9
Kew Unfldin^  in Cuok'a Addition.
Father     field's    School.
Gives boys a good practical education and
preparoB thein for business, trailer,, uniuliiK, on-
Grlneorlii***, telegraphy, etc.. etc. Theoretical
instructions al the collogo and practical turpli-
cation nt tlie ilillcr. ii ulliccH ond simt.-j in
Spokano cuiincctcil wtth the college. Write
foi-terms Hint Information tu tlie
IlIlUli run Sl'OKANK TKCIINICU. Col.l.Kiil*.
P. 0. IIos, 1835,
S sure to be the Leading Railway and
Mining Center of the Kettle River
and Boundary Creek Districts, its location makes it'he Natural Gateway to
one of the Largest and Most Promising
Mining Districts
In the Woild. It has Christina Lake
on the East, ihe North Fork'of the Kettle River °n thi North, Boundary Creek
on the West, and the Colville Indian
Reservation on the South As every
character of ore, necessary for smelting
purposes are found in these districts.
and the central location of thi town,
makes it beyond a doubt the future
smelting and distributing point of this
Yellowstone Park Line
A Curiosity, Indeed.
"I don't see, anything peculiar about
this specimen," suid the visitor to the
museum as he stepped in front of the
last chair.
"Don't you, indeed?" repented the
lnanager.seorufully. "Let me tell you we
can't duplicate him on this continent.
He's the young man just learning to ,
ride a bicyole who never talks 'wheel' I    Through Tickets to ull points In the United
when he's not riding."—Buffalo Times, j S,,IU''-llM'1 Canada
The Fast Line,
5uperior Service,
" I.ook-t ArSSeciTtM.
She,—I think n girl looks awful cheap
when she first becomes engaged.   —«
•ile—She may look cheap, but. yoti can
bet she's not.—Yonkers Statesman.
$300 Takes It!
The furniture, fixtures and evervthins'
with a busme-9 that c^n b" mode to pay
cco-t .'viiiy. Rest iGC'CO'i in town
\'i r !'u*-"..*-r'r.-"i.ul.*.-. AddteiM  11.  0
Vox 2ri(i.*.*.l!(l i*\r..V, \i  C
Direct Connections with tho Spokano l-'tiila .t
Northern Railway,
Invest before a Railways Starts to Build this
way. Work once started on the road the price
of lots will double,   The Plan for the
North Addition to  Grand  Forks
Nn. 1 Wesl
No. 2 liftst
TU.WNK   DKl'.'.KT:
(;26 p. iu.
':<H. ti. m.
Tickets to Japjiit nnd China Yia. Tacoiml and
Northern I'm ith- Steamship Company.
For In format Ion i time oards»mftp5 and tioketfl
ivpply toagontH »! thy Spokane Foils «t Northom
mm Hacotuu-uUonaiOr
i\ n. witns,
AiMicrnl Aiw'M't ■;::"*-."ii", Wnsh,
&%* I WW   Ull U'CUC s&
Don't Miss the opportunity to get in on this deal.   Its the
most desirable Residerce portion of Grand  Forks.    Easy
jrlher Particulars ' a 11 or Add re s
A. ll  I'll Vkh'fON,
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Terms.   For Fji
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A. K. Staurt (if Midway, was in town
this week.
Ur. Kellener of Rossland, was among
the arrivals at the Cosmos this week.
Manager Mcl'arlane of the Sunimir
mine, is ill at  the  Greenwood  hospiial.
Charley Wright has put on atri-week-
ly stage between this city and Bossburg,
\V. T. Smith of the Republic Mining
company, has returned from a business
trip to Spokane.
Call at Edward's Kerry on your wa,
to tnd from the railway. The best meals
and beds on tbe road.
Mr. joe Frank of Greenwood, has been
awarded the contract to build the Camp
McKinney school house.
Rendell & Co., of Greenwood, have
added a wholesale liquor and cig.ir de
part ment to their business.
D.C. Corbin and his chief engineer,
Mr. Roberts, are expected to -uju make
a trip through this section.
Dr. Smith is now receiving cuugratu-
lations. It is a girl and came this morning.   Motlur and child doing well.
Mr. Wm. Carter leaves on Monday
Ior Vancouver where gorsafter his family. He expects to be absent about two
Ur. A. (I. Averill has gone to Victo ii
anil other coast cities on business matters. Lie expects to be absent about
ten days.
The stage travel has been so heavy
this week lhat it has been necessary to
run a double header tu ac-enuiiodaie
the travel.
City Clerk Wollaston.made a bii!,ine;s
trip to Rossland this week on business
counectecijwith the placing of the city
Mr, Tho;. Hardy, proprietor of the
Palace hotel at Anaconda, has purchased
the hardware business of Armstrong tic
llirnie of that place.
Cbas. Van Ness returned to Ro3sland
this morning in answer to a telegram
calling him there. He expects to return to the city about Wednesday.
Elling Johnson, one of thc towntite
owners of the city of Rossland was registered at the Cosmos this week, having
come over to look J round and swap
yarns with his old friend Ed, Inbody.
The Miner's Union, of Eureka camp,
Wash,, wilt give a grand ball, at Stack's
hall, next Thursday evening, Sept.30th.
This being the initial ball oi the union,
no pains will be spared to mr.ke it a
success in every particular.
A. L. McDonald, who has the contract
for the erection of the Grand Forks
school has nearly completed the building and expects to have everything in
readiness to turn the same over to the
school board in about ten days.
Mr. Douglass, who has recently assumed the management of the Cosmos
dining room, is sparing no pains to keep
the table up to the standard of a first-
class hotel. Thc Cosmos is the acknowledged quarters for mining men.
A3 nothing seems to be known at Midway or Greenwood regarding the murder ol Foreman Keane, of the Cariboo
mine, it looks as though Frank Richardson, who circulated the report in Nelson,
was either perpetrating a hoax or had
been misinformed.
A. S. Black, barrister of Greenwood,
was a passenger on Thursday's stage
from the other side of the mountain
having come here for the purpose of attending to some business relative to the
procuring of a water right for a Boundary creek company.
A fire alarm was turn in Irom French
Annie's mansion about 4 o'clock Thurs
day afternoon, to which the fire brigade
responded to promptly, but before they
reached the house the lire had been extinguished. It seemed the fire originated
in a wood box behind the stove which
set fire to the roof before being put  out.
Mr. E. Spraggett finished on Tuesday
last threshing the grain yield of Grand
1'rairie, which amounted in round numbers to 20000 bushols. It took him just
twenty-live days to do the work, including the time in moving from one place
another, making an average of ooobi'sh*
els a day. From here Mr. Spraiiget expects to ta'ie his threshing machine over
the range to Anarchist mountain where
he has closed a contract to thresh 100
tons of grain.
weeks before the loan could  be  closed.
The resignation of Alderman Duford
was accepted J. A. Aikman tendered
his resignation as city solicitor, at the
same time claiming $10 due him for
drawing up the money bylaw. The re-
signat on was unanimusly accepted, and
the matter of pio was reierred to the
finance committee.
An adjournment was then taken.
At the regular session of trie council
yesterday afternoon, W. K. C. Manly
presided and J. K. lohnson acted as
On behalf the finance committee Al-
deiman Hepworth reported that the
auditing committee had found Treasurer
McCarren's book correct, ihere being a
balance of gi6 on hand. His resignation was lieu accepted aud Mr. Addison was elected to fill the vacancy at a
salary of  five  dollars a month, and the
Record ul the locations, certificates of work
transfers, etc. .recorded at tic Milling Recorder's
nllice, Grand Forks, B. C, fur the week ending
Boptember23rd| iiit)7:
September 18:—
In.111, O.J, Mooak el nl, Kettle river.
Golden Slij.j.cr, It  .1. Cameron et al, Kettle
Centennial, It. J. Cameron et til, North Fork.
Honest, AugiA Cameron, Christina lake.
Maid of the .Mint, W. Forrest, Christina lake.
Maple Leaf, \v. A. (luort, Christina hike.
The Columbia,  Neil  Uru-dy et al,  Brown's
September 10*-
Caineron, VV, Forrest, Christina lake.
September 20:—
Rose Bud, Joseph Pounder, North Fork.
Suplm, J. 11. Ashfield, Summit Camp.
Elmer No 2, Nun Evans, Summit camp,
Beptembor 22:—
Finance, 1'. <*. Staples, Ohristlna lake.
Velvet, Robt, 0. Coiner ot al, chi-isiiini lake.
Bouyant, 0. O, Staples, Christina hike.
Hleyeie, .iinni'.-' Davoy, Christina lake,
Held Two Meetings This Week and Transacted Considerable Business.
A special meeting of the city council
was hold Thursday for the purpose of
appointing a new ctty treasurer and receiving the report of City Clerk Wollaston as to the result of his trip to Rossland in connection with the placing of
theeity debentures.
Alderman Hepwoith tcok the chair
and the clerk read the application ol
James Addison for the treasurership.
As Mr. McCarren had failed to furnish
a statement of his books with his regiu-
niition, the finanr.e committee and the
city clerk were appointed a committee
to audit his books, his resignation being
tabled in the meantime.
The clerk reported that he had been
successful in his mission but owing to
(.he necessary red tape it would ba two
amount ol  his bond was fixed at  £5000  Boptomb
It u-.is decided to abolish the free convoy on and after October first. The
clerk was instructed to communicate
with Superintendent Huzzy, of the provincial police, regarding the terms on
which Provincial Constable Dinsmore
could be obtained to act for the city.
The Sitka Claim Located Two Weeks Ago
is a Wonder.
Recent developments on the Sitka
claim, located about two weeks ago by
Messrs. Hamilton, Banco and Ring on
tl 0 oast sido of the boundary linn, nra
opening up ore that is astonishing tlm
prospectors who upon tho opening of
tiie reservation ran wild over that section in thii* eager pursuit of ironcaps.
The ledge is exposed about fifty feet
from the road along the bench just
above the milk ranch corral and haa
been walked over ovoi since the opening
of the reservation, without attracting
the attent.on of prospectors, and was
about the only piece of ground in that
vicinity unstake.u. The owners commenced work immediately, sinking a
shaft on one of the ledges outcropping
within the formation of about fifteen
feet. The strata was only about six
inches but showed up well, and rapidly
widened as si Dicing progressed. At a
depth of live feet tbo width had nicreas*
to twelve inches, and the two shots put
in Tuesday afternoon at a depth of ten
feet exposed to view thirty inches of as
lino hi^'li grade ore as has beon shown
un anywhere in the reservation, coming
within tlie knowledge of the Reoobd,
The matrix of the vein is a line, friendly looking rpiarlz, carrying galena, yellow and red carbonates of lead, sulphide
and carbonates of copper, sulphide of
antimony with a little zinc scattered
through the ore in places, Tlio oro from
the bottom of the shaft is almost solid
mineral, and but very little quartz.
The valuo of tho ore is something
known only to tho owners and assayer.
Samples havo been tested by VV. A. Wilcox A Co., the local assayors, but whon
interviewed Mr.. Wilcox referred tho
B.EOORO man back to tho owners for information as to its value. An cxamina
tion, however, of tho various samples on
display at the ollico of Mr, Wilcox will
convince anyone who is a judge tbat
tlio oro is of an exceedingly high grade
and could bo Shipped at a largo prolit t-i
tho owners.
The boys aro now ongagod in putting
up a windlass and timbering the shaft
preparatory to deeper ilevolopmout.—
Reservation Record.
Thumb Roads Figuring on Building
Into This Section.
Captain Adams of tho Midway, B. C,
Townsite Co., in a recent newspaper in
terview said in part regarding tho prospects of a railway into tho Boundary
country that at tho present time no less
than throe American railways aro heading that way, and before tho Canadian
pooplo cease squabbling and got down
to work, they will be in thoro and havo
captured tlio trade, onco they get it, it
will bo hard to divert it to tho Canadian
route, as Inyality is not takon much icto
account when business into rests aro concerned. Th*) Spokano Kails tic Northern
has for somo time hud surveyors in the
Held, und tho Groat Northern company
is now examining a route via Meyers
Creek, while tho Washington Central is
seeking to got trade by improving existing and constructing now wagon roads
from Wilbur to Eureka camp, in tho
Colvillo reservation, and Midway.
rr 23:--
liielii, J. t. Seaman, Chrisliua hike.
Athabasca, W. 11. Gray, Christina lake,
i*i:itTii*ii'ATi:s OF WOltK,
September 21:—
Queen of Shoba, Frank Bailey,
Queen Adelaide, G. If', Frank.
September 20:—
Mountain \*iew, I. A. Dinsmoro.
Columbia, M, Openholmor,
Butte,.). K. aallaliarot ul.
Beptembor il:*:—
City of London, F. Home et id.
Ciih'ilon, W. II. Cooper et nl.
September 28:—*
I'tieii, P. Ilanini, et id.
KedChlof and Bed Mountain, H. A. Denton
September n»: —
May ipiccn, Y Interest Irom W. J. Hughes to
John Payne.
September 18:—
Henrietta, \ interest from S. L, Lewis lo Phil
A. Qullvcrslono.
Troy, Newark, Lako nnd Itnfl, ti ';;  interest
from Fannie C. Harper 10 Alfred Fregillees.
September 20:—
B'iy Suite. Yi interest from .Miirgnrict O'Burke
to Thomas Fuhey.
September 21:—
Comstock, all Interest from Nell McCallum to
Robert Clark.
Wo aro in receipt of the following
Northwest Mining Association. Sec^%Bervation Record,
retary's Oflie; Spokano, Washington,
September, 18th., .181)7.—Dear Sir: The
third annual meeting of tho Northwest
Mining Association will bo held in thia
city October 7th, 8th, and !)th next, at
which timo a large attendance and a
most interesting program is expected.
Vou aroA-eqvosted to give this notice
duo publicity and to come prepared to
assist in making this meeting ono of
instruction and profit.
Leading subjects pertaining to mining
will bo discussed and each member will
Be given 01 portuniiy to be hoard. Urs;e
all members to bo present. Miner's day
at tlie Fruit Fair will bo Octobor eighth.
Trusting that wo shall boo you and
otbors from your section,
I am yours vory respectfully
L. K, Aumstkoxi*, Secretary.
The Litigation Over This Famous Property
is At Last Ended.
From Spokano comes tho welcome
news tliat tho litigation whieh has involved tho Morning Star, Comstock,
Stand Tat and Butte claims,on LaFleur
mountain since almost tit! day tho reservation was thrown open for location,
has at last beon settled by tbo consolidation of tho contestants, the Comstock
Mining tic Milling company and tho
LaFleur Mining and Milling company,
both companies being meaed into the
LaPleur-Comstocli Consolidated Mining
company and tbe property of both the
old companies being deeded to the new.
Iho Lew company was organized
about four months ago, and the LaFleur company deeded its property over
somo thrse mouths ago, but tho stockholders of the (.omstock company wore
widely scattered and it tok some time
the get the consent of all so the final
organization was only affected on last
l'i id ay.
E. S. Rigg, of tho Spokane Drug Co.,
is president of lho consolidated com-
puny; F. C. Robertson, doputy United
States district attorney, is vice-president
and F, M. Cook is secretary, These,
with J. R. Taylor of Spokane and J. C,
Sanders of Port Townsond, constitute
the, board of trustees.
The LaFleur-Oomstock group of
claims was located at tho timo of the
opening of tho reservation by what was
sometimes called tho "federal crowd,"
several government otlicials who had
their eye on tho property and hastonod
to tile upon it. Several prospectors also
located the property and in consequence
it has been in litigation ever sine}.
Tho Comstock people wero in possession, had sunk a shaft 00 feot and were
preparing to ship oro when tho LuFlenr
people stopped thorn with an injunction
and effectually shut off ull work Jfrom
that timo forth.
This is undoubtedly ono of tho richest eoppor propositions on tho lesorva-
tion and tho estimation in which it was
held is attested bv the lung nnd bitter
light which lias taken place ovor it.
Tho oro which was boing taken out at
timo of the injunction is said to run on
an average 890 to the ton.
Secretary Cook says that within .'10
days lho now company will proceed to
open up tho mine and push development
work rapidly ahead. An oarly shipment
is anticipated and it is expects! that
freight teams coming in loaded wil]
haul tho ore out at a low rato ruthor
than go back empty.
Tho.settlemont of this difficulty moans
much to tho towu of Nelson as the Com-
stiickLiiFleur is almost at our doors
and most of tho money expended in developing it will eventually eomo horo.—
John Ranahan, the manager of the
Copper-Gold .Mining company, is pushing work on their property on Toulou
creek. The tunnel which is being driven
will from now on be worked with increased force, as development money
from the east is commencing to pour in.
The claims are the Ironsides and Black
Bear, from which assays ranging from
Si5 to $20 in gold and copper have been
obtained Irom rock near tbe surface.
Thev will strike the main ledge at a
depth of 30Q feet wilh a 70 or 80 foot
tunnel? One thing certain this mine
will be systematically worked, as Mr.
Ranahan is an cxpetirnced miner, who
will make every lick count.—Bossburg
and Gold Ores Melted
fined nnd Bought.
P. O. Box 1795.      Spokane, Wash. *
Church Notice.
Sabbuth In tbe church at 11 a. m. ami 7:::0
p*m. in thu school room at Grand Forks. Sabbuth school 10:30 a. m. in the school room.
At Carson weekly :. p. ra.
Kiev. Titos, Paton, Pastor.
NOTICE Iri iibUEHY GIVEN that lho co-partnership heretofore existing between James
Hamilton and IS, Duford] under the tirm name of
Hamilton & Duford, in the hptel business iu
Grand KorliB, was dissolved by mutual eousonl
July 1st, is:i7. and I will not bo responsible for
auy debts inclined by thu snid Jnint's llnmilion.
Kdmo.ni* DDPOUD,
American Eagle Mineral Claim, situated in the
(Irand Forks Mining Division of Yale  District,   Where    located ;—Wellington  camp,
Baglo mountain.
TAKE NOTICE thai 1, Hugh 8, Cayley.ns agent
1  for John T. O'Brien, free miners certilicate
No. 89788 and John Holm, free miner's certificate No, 105A., intend, sixty days from tbc dale
hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a
Certificate of improvements, for the mirpoBOof
obtaining a Crown Grant of the abovo claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section :!7, must be commenced before Ihe issuance of such Certilicate of Improvements.
ii. s. caym:y.
Dated this '21st dav of September, 1897.
Monte Carlo Mineral chum situated in the Grand
Forks   Mining   Division of   Yale  District.
Whero located:—-Wellington camp, iSagle
TAKE NOTK E that I. Hugh S. Cayley, as agent
'   for John T. O'Hriei., free  miner's certilicate
No. BD783, and S M. Kirklmm. free miner's certificate No. Si)287i Intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for
« Certificate of Improvement,! for tbe purpose
of obtaining 11 Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice   'hat action, under
section :>7, must be commenced before tho issuance of such Certilicate of Improvements.
H. S. Cayley.
Dated this 21st day of September 1897.
MINERAL   ACT   1896.
Rattler Mineral Claim,  Situated  In the Grand
Forks   Mining  Division of    Yalo   District.
Where located:—In Wellington Camp, near
the Summit of Lookout Mountain.
TAKE NOTICE that I, John A Coryell,nsagont
'   for 0. Van Ness, Free Miner's Certificate No,
7D888, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder fora certificate
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
a Crown grant of the above claim.  Aud further
take notice that action, under section ;)7, must
be commenced before the issuance of such cur-
tiliciite of improvements.     John A. Cokvu.i,.
Dated this 10th dav of Sept ember, 1897,
MINERAL   ACT   1896.
Grey Eagle Mineral claim, situate in the Orand
Forks   Miniug Division   nf   Yale  District.
Where Located:—Observation Mnuululu, adjacent to Grand Forks.
TAKE NOTICE thai I, Prod Wollaston, acting
1 as agent for Frances J, Walker, free miner's
ecrtitieUcNo. 88,101; C. O'Brien Ueddiu, free
miner's certilicate No. 07,790; Norman I,. Jackson, free miner's certlilctle No. 8516A; Chas.
Van Ness, free miner's certilicate No. 79,888; \V'
Wind Spinks, free miner's ccvrilrcate No IOTA;
Win. Henry Gee, free miner's certilicate No. 81,-
718, and R. Scott, free miner's certilicate No, 5,-
lluAi inteud. sixty days from date hereof, to ap.
ply to the Minim.'Recorder for a Certificate of
lniprovments, for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant for the above claim. And further
take notice that action, under section 87, must
bo commenced before the issuance of sueh Cor
tilieateof Improvements, FltRU Wollaston.
Dated this I6tli day of September 1897.
Thi Providence Fur Company
Providence, R. I.,
Wants all kinds of
Raw Furs, Skins,Ginseng,
Seneca, &0.   Prices quoted for next sixty .lays
nre ns follows;
BIlvorFox JIB 00 lo ?t/>o oo
Boar    a 00 to    M.oo
Oiler     .1 00 to
Martin     2 00 to
Beaver (per.pound)    8 00 to
Wolf    i oo to
Red l*'ox    i 00 to
Mini.*        75 to
Skunk       2.*> to
Ofay Fox      60 lo
Unl        20 to 21
Trice List on nil other furs and skins furnish
cl upon application, Full prices guaranteed
careful selection, courteous treatment and im
mediate remittance on all consignments,
II no
0 on
11 00
8 so
2 00
1 00
1  1,0
Dealer  in
Fine filinery
Riverside Ave.   Grand Forks.
Spokane Falls &
Nelson & Ft. Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways.
The Only All-rail Route,without change
of car?, between Spokane, Ros.j-
land and Nelson.
OolngKorth.                                 Going South
12:12 u, in MARCUS    2:28 p. m.
Close Connections at Kelson with steamboats
for Kaslo and all Kootenay Lako rolnts.
Passengers for Kettle River and   Boundary
Creek couuci't at .Marcus wltU, stage dally.
'N Court of Revision for tbe purpose of hearing all complaints against the assessment for the
year is;)7, as mode by ihe assessor of the city of
Grand Forks, B. C, will beheld at the council
chamber, in the city of Qrand Forks, on Monday
tlie nth day of October, A. 1)., 1W7, at 2 o'clock
1.. ill. .1   K. Johnson, Acting clerk.
City Clerks olliee, Grand Forks, Sept. loth, '97.
County Court Notice.
Tiie sitting of the County Court of Yale wil
be holdcn at
osoyoos on wKDNirsh.vY thk 2!Itii of siri'T., 1SD7
at the lionr of II In lhe forenoon.
Uv Coiiiniinaii'i C. A. It. I.amc.i.y
Government Oflice, Osoyoos, j it,  0.  C.
Augusl 26,1HU7.  '       I
GRAND   FORKS,   11.   0.
Resident Physician & Surgeon,
Provincial Land Surveyor.
And Civil Engineer.
Office, Midway, h. c.
Associate  Member Canadian
Society  of civil Engineer*!.
Solicitor, Etc.,
Olliee, Main Street,    -   GRAND FORKS, B. B.
-t- ■ •
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Civil Engineer, Etc.
Barber Shop*.
Centrally Lboated,   All Work ft an run teed to be
Kirst-Clasa in every Respect,
PETER A. Z- PARE,      *      -      PROPRIETOR.
Manufacturer of
Spring   Beds,    Mattresses,
GKAND   FOKKS,   B.   C.
£.J9r-Saw Eiliug and all Kinds of Repairing.
A By-law to provide ior tho construction, regulation, and repairing ol sidewalks.
Whereas it is expedient to build sidewalks In
tho City Of '.rand horks:
lie it therefore enacted by tbc Municipal
Council oi'tbe City of Grand Forks.
1 ln the construction of this by-law the word
"foot-path" shall meait o sidewalk not exceeding four feet bi widih.
2 Every sidewalk or footpath in the City of
Grand Forks shall be laid out, constructed, altered lit necessary), and repaired, under the
direction of tlie corporation oi the eity.
a Each sucli sidewalk or footpath Bhall Deconstructed of sueh material, width [not exceeding in any cose one-sixth of the street in
width], and gradient as the corporation of the
city Khali direct, subject to tlie provisions hereinafter contained,
i Each sueh wooden sidewalk or footpath
shall be constructed of one uniform material,
width and gradient throughout the entire length
of tilt block abutting upon any street and, ttQi
fur as the corporation of the Oity shall deem it
practicable and CXpedltiOUl, throiiKOUt the entire length of each street.
."■ Every wooden sldowaik shall 1»m constructed of two-inch planks six inches wlon and uniformly sawn with bearing of 2x6 inches, oroia
bearings where required, ami posts placed on
sills not less than four inohea,  If the sidewalk
does not exceed six feet in width it sliall have
three bearers, if it exooedssix feet and does nol
exceed twelve feet it shall have four bearers;
all such bearers to be properly braced with lui
inch boards. All planking shall be nailed wilh
four inch nails, two nails to each bearing, ami
all posts, sills and braces shall be properly
nailud. The heads of all nails shall be driven
in one-fourth of an inch below the surface of
the plank.
C Kvery wooden footpath shall be constructed of two-inch planks on 2x6 inch bearers
placed three foot centers on four inch posts, to
be nailed as specified lor sidewalks.
7 Where ihe corporation of the city shall
deem it necessary a proper railing shall be built
upon any sidewalk or footpath.
8 All material used or to be used In thc non-
Structton.alteration or repair of any sidewalk
or footpath shall be subject to the approval op
rejection of tbe corporation of the city, or their
olllcer or agent,
y The municipal corporation of tbe citv
may from time to time hy resolution order the
owner or owners of any land abutting upon any
street to construct a sidewak or footpath or
alter the existing sidewalk or footpath in front
of tho laud so owned by him. her, or them respectively, iu conformity with the provisions
herehiaftercontaihed, and at the expense, costs-
and charges of such owner or owners.
10 If any such owner or owners shall fail for
thirty days after notice of such a resolution
shall have been Riven, as hereinafter provided,
to construct, or niter any sidewalk or footpath
,11k ordered by such resolution the corporation
of thu city may cause such SldWftlk or footpath
lo be constructed or altered in accordance with
sueh resolution and may assess and levy, in addition to all other rates which may be lawfully
imposed, a special rate or special rotes upon
such owner or owners and the land of nny sueh
owner or owners opposite which sueh sidewalk
is constructed, for the purpose of sueh construction or alteration.
11 Kvery notice under the last proceeding
section shall bein writing signed by the mayor
or by theeity clerk and shall be served upon
the owner or owners, occupier or occupiers of
the land therein referred to, or upon the agent
of such owner or owners, or, if such laud be
upoccupled, by posting such notice upon, some
conspicuous part of such land.
12 1 bis by-law may Ikj cited for all purposes
as lhe "Sidewalks By-law, 1807."
Reconsidered and finally passed tho Municipal CouuoJl this 27th day of August, A. D.  1H!)7.
■l.K. IOHNSON, Ciiauim-an.
J. A. Aikman, City Clerk.
The above i.s n true copy of a by-law passed by
the Municipal Corporation of the city of Grand
Korks, on Aug. 27, A. D.,1897, and all persons are
hereby required to lake notice that any one de-
siroiiflof applying to have such by-law or any
part thereoi quashed, must make his application for that purpose to the supreme court, with
4n one mouth next after the publication of thia
by-low iu thy liritish Columbia Gazette, or h-s
Will be too late to be heard in that behalf.
James a. aikman, city clerk.
.     * WHITE tic KER, Proprietors. ,
Special   Sale of  Hats.
Two dozrn Straw Hats at a Bargain.
Watch Repairing a Specialty   ■*■*   j*   All Work Guaranteed
Paints, Oils, Brushes, Sash & Doors,
Antliing You Want in tho Hardware Lino and Can't Find it go to
W.K. C. Manly's Store, Grand;Forks, B.C.
t-^Grand Forks Hotels
Is the Oldest and Leading Hotel in the city,
and Headquarters for Mining and Commercial Men. The house has just been refitted
and the rooms are unsurpassed for comfort in
the city, while in the Dining room can bo
found the best food in the market.
All Stages Stop at the House. S <&
. Joseph L. Wiseman, Proprietor:
Chicago  Meat Market,
BROWN & SPONG, Proprietors.
The Finest Fresh and Salted Meats
The White House,
Best of Wines, Liquors and Cigars*
"Dad'' Brnwn. well known a'l over thp Kootenays as fiist-elass Restaurant man
has been secured to take charge of the Pining Room, and every effort will be
made to make the hoys from the hills feel at home, Be *|iu*e jyid stop and ss«
"Dad" and Dick wh«n in town.


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