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m HUE j ROSSLAND, B.C., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1895.
$100 PER m
■ ,«&3
THIRD YEAR IN KOOTENAY-
FOURTH ISSUE IN ROSSLAND,
I
VICTORIA MEANS  BUSINESS.
SOARS OUTBADE EZCU&SIG3T 79
WSSIlOffEIAT,
Qan Compete With Spokane.
Victoria seems to have at last
woke up to the fact that some effort
is needed to obtain a share of West
f^ootenay's rapidly increasing trade.
As the result of a recent meeting of
the Victoria Board of.Trade to dis-
cues this matter and inquire into
Ihe best means of procedure to
obtain a footing in Southern West
Kootenay, fifteen of Victoria's most
prominent business men, all members of the Board of Trade, arrived
in Rossland on Tuesday, per str.
Nakusp. The party included—
David R. Ker, president of the
Board, of Trade and managing director of the Brackman & Ker
Milling Co.; Gustave Leiser, vice-
president Board of Trade; Alexander C. Flumerfelt, ex - president;
Fred El worthy, secretary; Colonel
Prior, Jjt.'P., Robt. J. Ker, Joseph
W. Weiler, George A. Kirk, John
Piercy, H. G. Wilson, E. B. Marvin,
Arthur Robertson, Joshua Davies,
Robt. Cassidy and B. W. Pearse.
This is the first time that anything like an organized attempt
has been made by the capital citj
to ascertain the needs, wishes-,
wants and capabilities of Kootenay's trade, and it to be hoped that
the results of the expedition will be
satisfactory to the merchants ol
both Victoria and the chief citiee
pf West Kootenay.
The Board of Trade has obtained
rates from the C. P. R. that will
enable Victoria merchants to send
goods into the country at prim
equally as low as those from Spokane, and it is only fair and reasonable that Victoria, the capital
of the province, should expect ti
reap some benefit from the new and
expanding trade created by the discovery and development of mineral
wealth in the province.
Spokane will always get its shart
of Kootenay's trade unless the import duties are considerably raiset
in this country, which the majority
of thinking Canadians would In
sorry to see. We in Kootenay, ii
common with the rest of the world
are bound to buy in the cheappsl
market, and if Spokane can supph
us with goods only a fraction lowei
than Victoria, then -Spokane gtti-
our trade, The sentimental feeling
re "The 01(d Flag" is not so rampant in Canada as it is in the States,
and it is open t,o conjecture, if the pan
was reversed and Victoria had tin
whole trade pf some populous mining city in Washington, whethei
Spokane would not he crying out
for an increase in the tariff to keep
the foreigner out,
Most of the visitors preferred to
make the journey from Trail to
Rossland on horseback, and on
their arrival here put up at the
Montana House, where a ball and
banquet were given in their honor
the same evening. Next morning
horses were obtained, and under
the guidance of leading citizens tin
visitors rode to the various minet
in operation, in the vicinity of tht
town—the War Eagle, Le Roi and
Josie. Two of the party made their
way to the Crown Point, while one
<jf two others drifted up to the Iron
Horse and North Star. All of
them wore buck in town in time
for lunch and left oil the stages for
Trail, where they took the boat for
Uobson, it being their intention to
visit  Nelson,1 Kaslo, Three  Forks
land Now Denver. Mr. Corbin has
invited'the party to visit Spokane
by way of the Nelson and Fort
Sheppard Railway.
All were pleased with Rossland
and the camp, and expressed great
surprise at.the quantity of mineral
they had seen in the few brief hours
at their disposal, and regretted that
their stay was so short. They all
promised to come again; and, in
fact, two of them (Messrs. Cassidy
and Prior) did return again much
[sooner' than they expected, 'for,
loitering by the way—they had
taken cayuses—they missed the
boat!     Next   rooming   the   two
[gentlemen departed 'by stage for
Northport, thence by rail to Nelson,
where they rejoined their companions and bribed them with a
•'smile" not to mention it.
J.osnIuihI Opera House.
Messrs. Wm. Pfeifev and John
Waldeser have a force of carpenters
and lathers at work oh their fine
opera house which is being erected
in the corner of Le Roi Ave. and
Washington Street, near the Molilalia hotel. The building is 80 ft.
iong by 28 ft. wide. One portion is
two storeys high and the remainder
hree storeys. It is expected to
have it completed in about ten
daygi
The hall will be fitted up with a
stage 20 by 28 feet, with drop cur-
lains and the usual stage fittings.
The chairs and other furniture have
already been ordered. It will probably be the finest and best equipped hall to be found in any interior
city ii'i the province, and Messrs.
Pfeifer and Waldeser deserve much
credit for their enterprise.
AROUND  KOOTENAY
Stuck His Stakes.
Mr. Almour, manager of the
Balfour Trading Co., who has been
lor gome months looking for the
lie<<t and most permanent place to
carry on the large business that he
is accustomed to handle, has at last
decided that Rossland suits him
iletter than anywhere else, and has
-ecured a long 'case on that uesira-
iile jot at the corner of Washington
ind Reserve ^Streets, where he i-
■recting a large building. The site
is an excellent one, and Mr. Al-
-Hour, fvno is eminently deserving
-if success, may confidently anticipate a large trade..
the H. E. tea Minn.
A United States ex-Congressman
ind a United States Senator are
art owners of the R. E. Lee. The
•ompany is a pushing one, and
will work the property for all it is
worth. The company now has a
large amount of machinery on the
way from the east, which will be
placed in position as soon as it
arrives. One section of the wagon
road is completed and the other
will be in a few days. Five hundred bushels of charcoal are being
burned for immediate use. Mark
Gilliam is superintendent of the
mine.
Thomas & Smith, dealers in hay
ind grain, always have a supply at
their store on Columbia avenue,
and sell at rates that are sure to
give satisfaction.
Hugh Madden got off at the Halcyon Hov Springs on the up trip of
the Nakusp last Sunday.       ' •
The rain of the past few days
has delayed the contemplated work
on the Trail Creek wagon road.
Fred Lang is in from his claim,
the Dick, located four miles beyond
the Wolverine. He has a 'fine
showing 'of peacock copper ore.
Suydam   never travels without
letting  it  be  known.    He always
has a pound or a bushel of  Kettle
River rock with him. He is a great
boomer.
11
'•Wings" of the Vancouver World
is still'hovering arou'hd Kootenay.
He was washing his plumage in
the heavy showers at Revelstoke on
Monday.
Mr. Mara, M.P., and family are
staying at Nelson and paid a visit
to the Nakusp on her down trip On
Tuesday. Mr. Mara is very sanguine as to the future of Rossland
The ore found in the new strikes
up the Jordan Pass about 19 miles
north-west of Revelstoke is said to
be similar to Trail Creek ore, carrying iron pyrites, copper, silver
and gold.
J. M. Kelli.. M.P.P., will address
his Rossland constituents before he
goes to Victoria for the next session
of Parliament. He will visit this
city in four or five weeks' time and
will he glad to be made acquainted
with the needs of tlie district.
A. H. Holdich, chief assayer and
chemist at the Hall Mines, near
Nelson, returned on Tuesday from
a business trip to Omaha, Neb.
Mr. Holdich had an opportunity of
examining the large smejter there.
and was greatly pleased wjth the
efficient methods in use.
Jack Humphreys, brother of A
E. Humphreys of Rossland, was
one of the gentlemen who disembarked from the steamer Nakusp
at the Halcyon Hot Springs, Arrow
Lake, last Sunday. Capt. Jack
iiopes to bring back the roses to his
cheeks by a stay at this popular
health resort.
The new smelter to be erected by
the Hall Mines Co. will be located
on Cottonwood Creek in a most advantageous position both for water
and access. Everything is ready
for starting the work, and the B.er-
vices of an architect experienced in
smelter building will be engaged, so
that the buildings may be laid out
to the best possible advantage.
Purser Anderson of the Nakusp
is about to sever his connection
with the steamboat company, to
the great regret of his fellow officers
and the large number of travelling
men whose business trips on the
river have brought them in contact
with him. Mr. Anderson will enter
the firm of R. J. Bealey & Co. in the
banking and insurance business in
this city.
One of the prettiest situated spots
in West Kootenay is the St. Leon
Hot Springs, Upper Arrow Lake.
The house is built a short distance
back from the shingly beach at the
apex of a deeply-dented and placid
bay, and presents a picturesque
appearance from the decks' of passing steamers. In a few years from
now the St. Leon Springs will be
West Kootenay's fashionable health
resort.
The Lytton is lying at Nakusp
with her- stern "wfieel and crank
removed. Her machinery is undergoing a thorough overhaul under
the supervision of Engineer-Hector
Sproat. The "Lytton's crank shaft
was placed" on hoard the Nakusp
and conveyed io Revelstoke on
Sunday.    *' !- '*     '"
Col. Prior, M.P., who is one of
delegation from the Victoria Board
of Trade visiting1 Rossland this
week had an hour's good fishing'in
the river while the steamer was
transferring freight at Robson on
Tuesday. There was quite a pile
of good-sized trout lying on the
lower guards Of the' boat at the
stern, but whether the, genial colonel landed them all it was difiicult
to ascertain.
Dan McGillivray, who has the
contract for building the 13 miles
of road between the Wigwam and
the Northeast Arm on the Revelstoke ifc Arrow Lake Railway, came
aboard the Nakusp at the Wigwam
on Sunday and went up to Revelstoke. There were several contractors on board th'.; steamer who were
on their way to s'ee Mr. McGillivray
in the matter of getting sub-con-
tr-cts.     Among  the  number  was
Jim McDonald.
!' __j	
Or© Shipments Up ltiver,
Following are the shipments of
Slocan ore and bullion per steamer
Nakusp, from Nakusp and Ribson
respectively, to the cars at Revelstoke since the 1st of the present
month:
Sept. 1st—Five cars [110 tons]
bullion!
Sept. 5th—Two cars [40 tons]
bullion, three cars [60 tons] ore.
Sept. 8th—One car [20 tons] of
bullion, five cars [90 tons] ore.
The ore was consigned to the
Omaha and Everett smelters and
the bullion to Aurora, 111.
AKOl'ND   THE   CITY.
Thomas & Smith for hay and
grain.
" For Sale " cards, a foot square,
in large type, at this office.
H. N. Coursier, merchant, of
Revelstoke, came in on Tuesday's
boat.
The garbage heap has ceased to
offend the nostrils of travellers on
the Trail road.
Tut, tut, Record. It isn't becoming to make such envious remarks, even if you are losing your
grjiPi
Haying ordered a new assortment
ol job type, this oliice will soon be
bettb • equipped than ever for turning out artistic job work.
Mr. Douglas, of the firm of Kennedy & Douglas, merchant tailors,
Toronto, is paying his first visit to
Rossland, arriving on Monday's
boat.
Mrs. McKellar doesn't intend
that Rosslandites shall be in danger of getting the scurvy. Vegetables by the ton are piled in and
about her store.
For hay and grain see Thomas
& Smith.
Don't fail to be present at the
first of a series of Social Hops to
be given by Prof, and Mrs. Graham, at Donohue's hall, on Tuesday evening next. New music
and several new dances are promised. Also to form a class. Admission 50 cents.   Ladies free.
mi
OUB   AUVISBTISKKS.
The following named firms ami
persons  use  the  columns of   Tiih
Prospector' as" a means to reac
the people:
Hunter Bros., K. & Co.,
Stoves and General Merchandisc
Thos. Wilson & Co.,
General Merchants.
Campbell Bros.,
Furniture Dealers.
W, L. Lawry,
Cash- Grocery.
J. H. Robinson, '
Furnishing Goods.
Donnelly Sisters,
Boarding House.
Rossland Water Supply Co.,
Pure Water by tank or barrel
I
Beverly & Tolman,
Blacksmithing, etc.
A. Nelson,
Cabinetmaker.
Ben the Barber,
Pompadour Specialist.
August Martin,
European Hotel.
Fraser & Chalmers,
Mining Machinery.
Mrs. D, McKellar,
Vegetables'; Notions, etc.
Ward,
Bar Fixtures, Undertaker
W. H. Ringer,
Auctioneer.
Dr. A. S Marshall,
Dentist.
D. J. McGillivray,
Northport & Rossland Stage,
Knight's Bakery,
Good Pure Bread.
Edgren & Munson,
Legal Notice.
Bell, Naden & Co,
Application for Timber License
A. Hoyt,
Legal Notice.
Wm- R. Beaity,
Undertaker.
Transportation Co'vs.,
Etc., Etc., Etc.
RogBlunci Public School.
Since the beginning of theschool
which is taught by D. D. Birks,
forty-seven pupils have been enrolled. There are forty-one regular attendants, divided into classes
as follows:
Fourth Class (highest).—Chas,
McKellar, Ada Ray Fleming, May
Keefe, Mabel Donovan, Mary
Greenhill, Cranus Graham, Nellie
Keefe, David St. John.
Third class.—Richard McKellar, Mail; Guidotte, Robert Bell.
Margery St. John, Lillie Keefe,
Flossie Moore, Edgar Cory, George
Gregg, Dave Maloney.
Second Class,—Edna Martin,
Gertie McCarthy, Bessie McKellar,
Nellie Murphy, Gertie Lafavor.
Second Primer.--Lillie Dyer,
Tressa Lafavor, Dorothy Disney,
Alice Cooper, Richard Keefe, Archie Merrill, Katie Dyer, Allan Martin, Tommy Graham.
First Class.—Jonh Bell, Harlo
Merrill, Raymond Maloney, Frank
McGree, Ira McNaughton, Ruby
Martin, Lavina Jackson, Ray L&*
vor, Alma Beverly, Sylva Doell. r
BS
THE  PROSPECTOR
BY   W.   D.   PRATT.
Following the suggestion of the
Prospector the Provincial government is returning to the district
some of the revenue which it has
contributed to the common fund.
5H
SPEEDY  JUSTICE.
Others will follow. One smelter
can smelt only a small part of the
ore product of the camp. Team'
titers are already figuring on piling
up the ore around the smelter and
burying it out of sight, smokestack
and all.
REJECTED   S1LVE15.
It is an open question whether
the rejection of silver coins as primary money by the financial nations of the earth, is a final and
irrevocable action. Many who are
Well informed in political matters
believe that the acts of 1816 (England) 1873 (U. S.) 1874 (Germany) and 1893 (India) wili never
be repealed. The demonetization
of silver by the most enlightened
nations does not prove that it is an
enlightened action. It simply
proves that their rulers are cunning
and that legislation is for the
classes rather than the masses. It
may be said of nations as of individuals, a little learning makes
them mad. When learning becomes general enough among the
people for them to assist themselves
by a concerted use of the only justifiable weapon at their command,
viz: the ballot, they may stop the
cunning of the rulers. Until then
silver is a rejected metal.
WILL   IT   COME?
The Great Northern is in the
Northwest for busines. It has in-
faded Kootenay and is doing business at Nelson and at all Kootenay
Lake points, and will soon be in
the heart of the Slocan. It is not
possible jthat it will overlook so
important a place as the Trail
Creek Camp. It has all along
been doing considerable Trail
Creek business from Spokane, but
it may well be doubted whether it
will long be. content to remain at
so .great a distance.
The Great Northern, while not
burdened with money, is not impoverished like many other roads.
Its president, the redoubtable Jim
Hill, stands at the head.of railroad
officials of America. He possesses
the confidence of capitalists and
can get. money to build branch
lines when he wants to. He has
only to see sufficient business to
justify the expenditure and he will
build. Though the distance to
Trail Greek from points now; reached by the Great Northern is not
great, there would be considerable
difficulty in finding a practical
route. A branch might leave the
main line at some point west of
Bonner's Ferry, pass through the
Metaline district, and by considerable winding about, reaph the Columbia at Nor„thpo?t or at Bome
point above that town. A shorter
way for. the .Grent Northern to
reach the Colombia river at a
point where it. could get a portion
tff the Trail Creek business ; would
bfe to build from Nelson paralleling
either the Nelson & Fort Shepard
or the Nelson & Kootenay. Nelson
ib only about twenty-five miles
from the mouth of the Kootenay
Hver. It woii)d pay the Great
Northern to build that tweuty-five
miles even if it would parallel another road, r
. Judge Spink, who arrived at
Revelstoke from Donald Monday
evening, was a passenger on the
steamer as far as Robson, taking
Urain to Nelson to preside at the
County Court.
Three  Years  for  Forgery.
An elderly man named W. K.
Jamieson, well known to many people in Rossland, was sentenced to
three years' imprisonment by Judge
Spink  at  Revelstoke on Monday.
It appears   that   on the 19th of
August last Jamieson, then a resident in  Rossland, called  on  Mr.
Northey,  formerly  of   Revelstoke,
and  whose  wife  and   family still
reside there, and asked for a loan
of $10 to pay his fare to Revelstoke,
as he had received a notification to
go up there at once to sign some
papers  and  receive $1,800, which
was his share of his deceased brother's estate.    He offered to bring
down anything Mr. Northey needed
and was especially desirous of the
latter writing a note to his wife and
sending by him.    He said he must
be back again in three days, or else
he would lose his job at the Le Roi
mine.   The $10 and the note were
given him, and Mr. Northey heard
no more of Jamieson until he received a telegram from his wife a
week later, asking if he had written
the words at the foot of the note:
"Give Mr. Jamieson $25."   As the
telegram was four dayB in reaching
Mr.   Northey,   Jamieson  had obtained  the $25 and cleared out of
Revelstoke before a denial could be
sent  in  reply.    Jamieson was  an
excellent   writer,   having   been   a
sergeant-major in  the Royal Engineers, but had commuted his pension and spent the money in a very
short time at Revelstoke last winter.
He had opened the note and added
the request to give him (Jamieson)
$25,  copying  the   handwriting  of
her husband so cleverly that Mrs.
Northey was deceived by it and gave
him  the money.    Jamieson went
down river as far as Thomson's
Landing, but, becoming broke, he
returned  to   Revelstoke   and  was
soon snapped up by the police.  He
had had the company of two men
while the twenty-five dollars lasted,
but when apprehended he was alone
and in a miserable plight.  He was
brought before Magistrate Fraser at
Revelstoke Courthouse on Monday
morning on a charge of forgery.
Prisoner pleaded guilty, and elected
to be tried under the Speedy Trials
Act.    Judge Spink  arrived  from
Donald on the 4.25 p.m. train, and
shortly before six  o'clock He had
the prisoner before him for sentence.
After reading the evidence taken
before the magistrate the Judge addressed  the prisoner, stating how
sorry he was to see an old soldier
in such a position. Jamieson asked
for leniency and said that he had
received sunstroke on two occasions
While in  India,  and  at times he
was not accountable for hiB actions.
The Judge said he would pass the
lightest sentence   the   law  would
allow, which would be three years'
imprisonment, the maximum  for
forgery being seven   years.    The
Judge caught the seven o'clock boat
for Nelson  and  the prisoner was
taken to the provincial jail next
day.    Our  neighbors   across   the
boundary might cut a leaf or two
out of Revelstokete law books with
great benefit to themselves.
NOTICE.
AS we are going out ol business we respect-
iully asK our customers to settle their
accounts with us before the 1st of September,
after which all unsettled accounts will be
placed in other hands for collection.
EDGREN & MUNSON.
Dated Rossland, B.C., August 21st, 1895.
Knight's Bakery
FOR
Good Pure Bread.
Try us and you will STAY with us
Knigh'i's Bakery, Spokane St.
W. H. RINGER,
ucmo jfo§§i
Sells   on  Commission.
ROSSLAND, B.C.
Irs. D. McKELLAR.
Vegetables,
Notions, Etc.
Ladies' * Funuism * Goods
RAILROAD AVENUE,
ROSSLAND, B.C.
A. Now Attraction On .the Arrow Lakes,
The sea serpent has taken to frequenting rivers and lakes, and
numerous instances of its appearance in various parts of Canada
and the States have been chronicled
recently. It now turns up in the
Arrow Lakes, and while scratching
its back against the bottom of an
ore-laden scow last week it rubbed
so hard as to tilt up one side of the
scow and the sacks of ore slid off
the deck into the middle of the
lake. The water was smooth at the
time of the occurrence and the scow
righted herself as soon as the long
"insect" quit rubbing.
Go To
WARD'S,
HEAD OF SPOKANE STREET,
FOR  FINE
Bar Fixtures*
AND
CABINET WORK.
UNDKRTAKING.   -   EMBALMING.
CASKETS & COFFINS
ON HAND.
Spokane Mis
& NORTHERN RAILWAY.
Kelson & Fori Sheppard Hailvay.
ALL RAIL t3 ^PQMl WASHINGTON
Daily   [except  Sunday]   between
Spokane and Northport.
Tri-Weekly between Northport and
Nelson. (,
L've 8'43 a. nl. NELSON Arr. 5-25 p. in.
ON Mon.'s Wednes.'s and Frl 'a trains will run
through to Spokane, arriving there same
day. Returning will leave Spokane at 7
a. m. on Tues'a Thurs's andSatur's, arriving at
Nelson at 6:25 p.m. same day, making close connections with steamer Nelson for al ooKtenay
iake points.
Passengers for • River and Boundary
Creek connect at Marcus with stage on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Passengers for Trail Creek mines connect at
Northport with stage Daily.
Columbia & Kootenay Ry.
TIME TABLE No. 5.
Taking effect Friday, July 26, 1895,
cancelling all former time tables.
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*Flag station.
Train No. I awaits arrival of Str. Alberta at
Nelson and connects with boat for Trail Creek
at Robson.
Train No. 3 connects with boat for Revelstoke
at Robson.
Trains Nos. 2 and 4 will await arrival of boat
at Robson,
The Company reserves the right to change
the time truie without notice.
Pacific standard and 24 hour system adopted.
J. HAMILTON, Trainmaster and Agent,
Nelson, D.C.
Great Northern
...Rail-waY....
The Stat Fast Scenic Route.
r~ TO ^
Seattle, Victoria,
Vancouver & Puget
Sound, and all Pacific Coast Points, St.
Paul, Chicago and Points Beyond
Modern Equipment.   Rock-ballaBt
Road-bed.
Attractive tours via Duluth and the Great
Lakes in connection with exclusively passenger boats of Northern S. S. Co.
Direct connection via Nelson & Fort Sheppard
railway at Spokane; and via C. & K. S. N Co.
at Bonner's Ferry	
For maps, tickets, and complete lnformatio
call on Agents C. & . S. Nav. Co ; N.&F. S. r'yn
or   C. G. DiY0N,Gen. Agent, Spokane, Wash.
F. I, Whitney, G. P. & T. A., St. Paul, Minn.
F. T. Abbott, Travelling Freight & Passengei
Agent, Spokane, Wash.
Canadian Pacific Ry
REVELSTOkE   TIME   TABLE.
Atlantic Express arrives 10:10 dally.
Patdflo " "      IT I"      "
Cheapest, most reliable and safe route to Montreal, Toronto, St. Paul, Chicago, New York and
Boston. Rates ?;) to $10 lower than any other
route.
Specially fitted Colonist cars, in charge of a
porter, for the accommodation of passengers
holding second-class tickets. •    , ,
Passengers booked to and from all European
points at lowest rates.
Low freight rates. Quick despatch. Merchants
will save money by having their freight routed
via the C.P.R.
Full and reliable information givon by applying to
GEO. McL. BROWN, I. T. BREWSTER, .
Asst. Gen. passenger agont,      Local agent,
Vancouver.        Revelstoke.
C. & K. S. N. Co.,
LIMITED.
TIME   TABI.E   NO.   7.
In effect Monday, April 29,1895.
Kaslo route—Str. Nelson.
LV. NELSON. LV. KASIO
 '. .Monday 4 a.m.
540 p.m. Tuesday	
4 p. m Wednesday ... .4 a. m.
5-40 p.m.... Thursday 8 a.m.
 Friday 4 a.m.
5-40 p.m.... Saturday	
Connecting on Tucscays, Thursdays and Saturdays with N & F s railway for kaslo and lake
points. Connecting on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with N & F S r'y for Spokane,
Close connections with Columbia & Kootenay
r'y at Nelson for points north A south.
Bonner's Ferry route—Str. Nelson
Leaves Nelson for llonner's Ferry Mondays anil
Fridays at 8:30 a. ni.
Leaves Ka9lo for llonner's Ferry Mondays ami
Fridays at 4 a. m.
Leaves llonner's Ferry fur  Pilot Bay,  Nelson,
Ainsworth and Kaslo on Tuesdays and
■ Saturdays at 2. a. m.
Connects with east- and west-bound trains on
the Great Northern Railway.
Revelstoke route—Str. Lytton.
Leaves Revelstoke, southbound, Tuesdays and
Fridays at. 1 a. m. for all points in West
Kootenay and the South.
Leaves Robson, northbound, Wednesdays ami
Saturdays at 8 p. m. for all points east and west
via the C. P. R.
Northport  route—Str. Lvtton.
Leaves   Northport,  northbound,  Wednesdays
and Saturdays at 1 p. m.
Leaves  Robson,   southbound, Tuesdays ami
Fridays at 8 p. m.
Stages run, in connection with steamer, from
Trail creek Landing to Rossland.
The company reserves the right to change
this schedule at any time without notice.
For full information as to tickets, rates, etc.
apply at the company's offices, Nelson, B. C.
T.ALLAN, J. 	
Secretary.
W. TROUP,
Manager.
Northern
Pacific R. Ri
Runs
PULLMAN SLEEPING CARS
ELEGANT DINING CARS
TOURIST SLEEPING CARS
To
St. Paul, Minneapolis Duluth,
Fargo, Grand Forks, CroofcstoAj
Winnipeg,
Helena and Butte.
THROUGH TICKETS
To
Chicago, Washington,
Philadelphia,   New York,
Boston and all Points east, wep*
and south.
TIME SCHEDULE.
For information, time cards, map:
and tickets, call on or write
H. G. Sfimmel, T. P. agent,
Nelson, B. C.
F, D. GiSbs, General agent,
Spokane, Wash.
or A. D. Charlton, i
asst. Gen. Pass, agent,    .
Portland, Oregon
FURNITURE *
* ;    ,   ..      .
Bedroom Suites, Parlor Suites, fining Room Furniture, Mattresses,
Pillows, and a large stock of >
CHAlRS, CARPETS,
Rugs* Linoleums, Otfclbtnf, WindoW Shades
and Curtain Poles.
CAMPBELL BROS., Rossland, B.6. ■■
0HI2AP   GOLD   MINING,
Progress Wade in   Decreasing; the  Cost
of Uliiing the Yellow   Metal.
It is stated that $399,000 in gold
was produced in the Independence
Mine, of Cripple Creek, Colorado,
during the first three months of
.this year at a total cost of $15,000,
which is an average of less than 4
cents to the dollar. If this statement he a true one it may he commended to the attention of the men
who for months past have been talking about " appreciation of gold,"
telling that " property is standing still and gold is going up,"
and insisting that every year it
costs more to produce a given
quantity of gold than it did the
year preceeding. Think of gold
being produced in considerable
quantities at a cost of less than 4
cents on the dollar, while certain
financial fools are calculating the
size of a cube that would contain
all the gold in the world, and pretending to speculate on the alleged
probability that the cost and scarcity of gold will soon make it as
Valuable as an equal weight of diamonds.
The production of $400,000
Worth of gold, or several times that
quantity, at little more than nominal cost, cannot be expected to
make gold cheaper any more than
the growing of 100 bushels on each
of a few acres of wheat land would
lessen the price of all the wheat in
the world. So long as the quantity
produced under the extra favorable
circumstances is relatively very
small, it simply means a great
profit to the producer on each unii
of quantity. But a large percentage of the total supply no more
could be produced very cheaply in
the case of gold than in that of
silver, wheat, or any other material
that many people desire to possess.
When bonanza farmer's in the
Northwest and on the Pacific Slope
and employers of cheap Italian
labor in Argentina, and very poorly paid toilers in Russia and India,
Can produce wheat at low cost in
sufficient quantities to incite competition among themselves, one
cannot expect the price to lie maintained at the high figures which
were the rule before the competition became intense. So with silver. When only a very small
part of the amount freely taken by
the world was obtained cheaply,
the higher cost of obtaining the
great bulk of (he supply dominated
the market and determined the
price. But when it was known in
financial circles that a large annual Supply of silver could be
turned out at a cost not exceeding
(i0 cents the price fell. The fact
that in some mines it would cost
much more than that did not enter
into the count, so long as enough
could be obtained without operating them. So, when the grain
merchants of the world find they
can purchase all the wheat they
want to handle at prices which are
claimed not to pay the holder of a
small farm to raise wheat, they are
not apt voluntarily to raise the
price on themselves for the purpose
of enabling the small farmer to live
by wheat culture.
There arc indications that a vast
cheapening in the cost of producing
gold is in progress. The output of
some of th large mines in Africa is
reported to have cost but about 80
cents on the dollar for the work of
last year, and now comes news of
4-cent gold in Colorado. Without
doubt if the introduction of new
process enables the gold finders in
this and other lands to produce a
large percentage of the normal supply at a much cheaper rate tnan a
hundred cents worth of labor and
6ther cost, including interest on
the capital employed, for each
"dollar"    obtained  the  price   of
gold will fall, as it did early in the
second half of this century. Ii
will fall, as then, by reference to
the buying cost of things that are
purchased with it, and it is difficult to understand how any legislative interferance by any or all
governments of the world could
prevent the decline. Gold would
prove to be amenable to the same
law that governs the price movements of other commodities in
spite of the fact that it would continue to lie used as a measure of
them,. It would and must be rated
as less valuable in proportion to
the lessened cost of obtaining it—
Chicago Tribune.
Strike at Revelstoke.
There was no issue of the Kootenay Mail lasfk Saturday, the stall
having gone out on a strike. It ap-
appears that the wages of the employees have been falling deeper
and deeper into arrears for some
time past, and the editor and his
assistant determined that the time
had arrived for the company to
"stump up." So they gave their
ultimatum to the board of directors
last week that Unless the arrears of
salary, or some portion of it, were
forthcoming by a certain date there
would be no issue of the paper on
the following Saturday, as they
took no stock whatever in the oft
repeated and as often broken promises of the directors to settle up.
When Saturday came and the
money was still "out of sight," the
editor was as good as his word, and
although the formes were ready for
the press, he locked the door, pulled
down the blinds and went for a
walk. But it is said that very few
people missed the paper, and the
Revelstokians themselves did not
know there was a suspension of the
Mail. On Monday, however, some
satisfactory conclusion was arrived
at, as the paper appeared late in
the day.
Ah Elegant Stciinilioatl
Those who have made the river
trip aboard the Nakusp are loud in
their praises of the new boat. Not
only in her spacious dimensions
and greater speed is she superior to
all other boats on our rivers, but
on the Nakusp the acme'of comfort
seems to have been reached, and
when in bed in one of the commodious state-rooms one can scarcely
realize that he is on board a steamboat, ihe vibration of the engines
being hardly perceptible. Her internal fittings are not yet finished,
but enough has been done to show
that she will be the most elegant
craft on Kootenay lakes and rivers,
ami her designer, Capt. Troup, may
reasonably feel proud of his success.
Impracticable.
The question is often asked
whether the different raining camps
from the Columbia River west to
Okanagan Lake can be connected
by wagon road—a road that would
follow the general course of the
Dewdney trail. It may be possible
to construct such a. road, just as it
was possible for Napoleon to cross
the Alps, but travellers who have
been over the Dewdney trail say
that the later Napoleon (Fitzstubbs)
cannot change it into a wagon
road.
object Lesson' in Finance.
The Palouse country is turning
out another of its phenomenal
yields of grain. Nature is good to
our farmers.—Colville Standard.
Yes, Nature is good, but what
about the' conspirators — one of
whom is in the Presidential chair—
who have contracted the currency
until only 2.S cents of it can be obtained by the farmers for a bushel
of wheat?
NO IIMI'BISONMKNT FOB DEBT.
Important Question Decided by a High
Court in   British Columbia.
Justice Drake, in chambers at
Victoria, B. C, recently delivered
judgment on a motion to set aside
an order made in a county court
action committing a debtor to
prison for contempt in not paying
a sum of money ordered to be paid
by monthly installments in accordance with the practice which has
heretofore existed in the county
court. The order is, by the judgment, set aside with costs, on the
ground that imprisonment for debt
is abolished in this province, and
that the section of the county court
act which assumes to give county
court judges power to imprison for
non-payment of money is, by im-
plication, repealed.
Jack Devlin, "The Gunner from
Galway, who was in Rossland last
week, arrived at the Halcyon Hot
Springs last Sunday, per steamer
Nakusp. He says he has contracted a severe cold sleeping out in the
snow while working on his mining
claims, which are situated on the
east side of Arrow Lake.
Wm. R. Beatty.
UNDERTAKER.
reserve nusr - ■ BttilD, s. c
SPECIAL TIMBER LICENSE.
rpiIIHTY DAYS nfter date I intend tb apply
to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to cut timber on the
following described lands: From a post near to
the north-west corner of Lot 2B0, Group I., Trail
Creek; thence south 100 chains; thence west
UK) chains; thence north 100 chains; thence
east 100 chains to point of commencement, containing 1000 acres more or less.
BELL, NADKN & CO.
September 2nd, 1895.
J   B. KERR
BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR
and Notary Public.
NEW   DENVER,   B. C.
fred j. squire,
Merchant  Tailor.
NEISOK, 1). C.
A choice  collection- of  worsteds
serges and tweeds always on hand
r\R. A. S. MARSHALL,
*■"' ROSSLAND, B. C.
Dentist.
All work guaranteed.
tfi»-SLOCAN LAKE.
Str. "W. Hunter"
CAPT. ESTABU00KS, MASTER.
Leaves New Denver daily
for all points  on   Slocan
Lake.
(SUNDAY EXCEPTED.)
Slocan Trailing & Navigation Comuaay.
A. Nelson.
Cabinetmaker & Turner.
FURNITURE  REPAIRED.
A heavy flywheel for the Pilot
Bay smelter was transferred to the
cars from the steamer at Rwbs,on On
Tuesday.
Carpentering
and Job Work.
Cor. WASHINGTON and RESERVE STS.,
ROSSLAND, B.C.
Hunter Bros., K. & Co.
for-
-:o:
BEST ASOETMEWT  IN THE CITY.
Trs
CASH   GROCERY
W. L. LAWRY.
CASH  GROCERY
We beg to announce that we carry a full line of all
kinds of Groceries, and as goods are all sold for cash we
are selling at away down prices. Remember a dollar
saved is a dollar earned, and this you can save by buying
at the
CASH  GROCERY,
END OF SPOKANE ST. W. L. LAWRY, Mangn
"#
Rossland Water Supply Co'y,
The One and Only
Pure V/ater Supply-
In this City,
$1.00 per tank, 25c. per barrel, 5c. per bucket.   Delivered to an'
part of the town.
ORDER AT O.K. BAKERY OR "PROSPECTOR" OFFICE;
A. Devore.
6. Adams.
onnelly   jdouse,
SPOKANE STREET.
Good Board $6.00 per Week.
Well Furnished Eooms.
DONNELLY SISTERS.
Beverly & Tolman.
-:o:-
WAGON AND BLACKSMITHING,
IIOESE SHOEING A SPECIALTY
THREE DOORS NORTH OF MARTIN'S HARDWARE HOUSE.
drift FRASER^CHALMERS.
K#UMwl Chicago,; ±11., u.s.a.
Is Makers of Mining
Machinery.
Concentrators,   Stamp Mills,
VANNERS, HOISTS, PUMPS, AIR COMPRESSORS, ENGINES,... j
.... ROLLERS.      MINE SUPPLIES.       PERFORATED   METALS
Send for Catalogue A.
■■a B*MC:*.-^F»*tV.n*fcm
New Court House.
Separate tenders were received
to-day by Recorder Kirkup'for the
building of a court house and lockup according to specifications furnished him from Victoria. It is
expected that a contract will be
closed within a few days.
The site selected for the government building is a good one. It is
on the north side of an easterly extension of Columbia avenue.
A l.nsy Scene.
About noon, and at other times
during the day, there is a busy
scene around the ore bins of Le Roi
mine. At such times ten or twelve
four-horse and six-horse teams may
he seen there waiting their turn to
receive their load. The weigh-
rnaster is kept busy all the while
taking the weights of the loaded
and the empty wagons.
Adventurous l.utile*.
Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Crawford and
Miss Phipps descended the shaft of
Le Roi mine the otber doy. The
shaft is 350 feet deep, and the descent is made in an ore bucket. Excepting Mrs. Stimmell they are the
first ladies to venture into the dark
cavity that leads to the famous
treasure vault.
Business continues rushing at
the customs office.
C.P.R. surveyors are now cross-
sectioning from Rossland to the Columbia river.
The recent deaths and the number of cases of sickness in the community have encouraged another
undertaker to open up a coffin and
casket establishment. See his card
in anothpr column.
• Reavis & Williams, the new proprietors of the Miner, are welcomed
by the Prospector in common with
all those who believe that men who
publish sensible and conservative
newspapers are a valuable acquisition to a community.
Call at Campbell Pros,
and see the largest stock
of FuRNifflURE north of
Spokane.
The   Smelter   Town.
The town of Trail is just now in
the focus of fortune's ravs.
The townsite shows up admirably
since (he-streets, have been cleared.
Three or four new buildings are
being constructed and many more
will be sooii. The smelter site has
been surveyed, and excavations are
being made for. the foundations of
the buildings. This work must be
con p eted within twelve days.
Contracts have been let for most of
the material required in the smelter. Anderson & postello, the contractors, expect to have it ready for
business before the first of November.
APPLICATION FOR LIQUOR LICENSE.
NOTICE is hereby glveu that ihe undersigned will, m the expiration of thirty
days, apply to the Stipendiary Magistrate of
Wost. Kootenay district, tor a  license to soil
1 i < I nor al retail at     Hold, In Hie town of
Trail; A, IIOVT.
Northport & Rossland Stage Line
New Billiard Hall.
Pfeifer & Waldeser have leased a
room 28 by 60, on the first floor of
their new building, to a Spokane
man, who will put in six tables for
pool and billiards. The tables have
already arrived at Northport.
Stage leavRs Rossland a! 7 a.m.,
Arriving at NorthpcrUt 10,30 '•
Leaves NORTHPORT After Arrival of Train,
Arriving at Rossland at 5 p,m.
BEN THE BARBER
BEair Gutting  25q.
Pompadour (specialty)  50c.
Shave  25c.
Shampoo   25c.
Singe  25c.
LATEST   *   FASHIONS   *   *
Spokane Street   p   -
Rossland, B.C.
UROPEA
#
LODGING, 25c. to SI.
D. J. MCGILLIVRAY,
Phop'r.
ANNOUNCEMENT,
We have been doing a fair business since
we opened up about a week ago, but we
want to further increase it; so we have
decided to allow a
MEALS AT ALL  HOURS.
Warm Dining Room,
SPOKANE STREET.
AUGUST MARTIN, Prop'r.
«~
jlRossland Bakery,
WM. KELLEM, Prop.
Bakery and Short Order House,
DISCOUNT OF FIVE PER CENT.
on all purchases amounting to $5.00 and
over, for the next THIRTY DAYS. Take advantage of this opportunity to SECURE
BARGAINS.     	
OVER SKIRTS 75c, DOUBLE BLANKETS $2.75,
At J. H. Robinson's
Cheap Cash Store,
NEXT DOOK TO ALBANO THE TAILOR.
COLUMBIA AVENUE, ROSSLAND.
■§
HOS.
MLSON &
MEALS   25   CENTS   AND   UP.
North End of Spokane Street, Rossland, B. 0*
R T I S T I C
AT   THE
PROSPECTOR"  OFFICE.
GENERAL MERCHANTS.
FULL STOCK OF
GROCERIES, CLOTHING. BOOTS AND SHOES,
TINWARE M SHELF HARDWARE.
Miners' Outfits a Specialty.
SPOKANE   STREET,   ROSSLAND,   B.C.
S.  S.   ALBERTA.
Mon., Wed., Rat. I Thursday. I Tubs., I'ri.
Leave Kaslo for Alnsworth, Pilot Bay and Nelson »». m | . ...oa.m. | ... " u. m.
Leave Nelson for Pilot Bay, Alnsworth and Kaslo  8p, m I .... a p.m. | ..  <i p. m.
Close connection Is Inns made between Lake points and nil Incoming and outgoing
trains ol the C.l*. K. at Nelson.   The above schedule is In effect 10 May 1896,  subject
tociuiij.       It. .V.un, rUrier. ago. 1?, Hatwabd, Master.
The Kaslo Transportation Co.
Hai
Good Saddle Horses to Let.
  i    And    Runs 	
O Lcl^eS    BETWEEN KASLO AND THREE FORKS
. .Stables at Kaslo and Three ForkH	
A. J. SCOTT,   Manager.

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