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ROSSLAND, B.C., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1895.
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THIRD   YEAR   IN   KOOTENAY.
NINTH   ISSUE   IN   ROSSLAND.
THE   GUANO   OPENING
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<>r Hosslanrt's  Splendid,  Up-to-I>ate
Oycra House.
More business houses were closed
ut nine o'clock on Wednesday evening than on any previous occasion
since Rossland became a town.
Partners and clerks couldn't agree
«s to which should go to the grand
opening ball of the opara house and
whioh should attend to business, so
to settle the matter they locked up
their stores and offices and all
went. The building which was to
be dedicated that evening is one of
the most notable in the city, and
without doubt is the finest opera
bouse in the interior-of the Province.
It is situated on the west side of
Washington Street one block south
of Columbia Ave., t>nd is owned by
Messrs. Pfeifer & Waldneser, who
were also the builders. It is certainly the most conspicuous edifice
to visitors entering the town from
the east side. The building is 80
feet long by 28 feet wide, and is
lofty in proportion. There are two
large halls, both the full size of the
building and lighted by double
windows on the east front, which
is very tastefully embellished and
corniced on the outside, The lower
hall has been fitted up for use aa a
billiard hall, but at present it is
(n>t, decided whether such will be
its fate or not. As wu are not
.chronicling the opening of this hall
we pass its large double doors and
ascend the broad, stairs to the balli
room, v.'hiel) from 'WW on will be
ihe scene of many such gatherings
as the present and where the youth
and beauty of Rossland may be
recti to beet advantage, while at
times lovers of the drama may here
enjoy the pleasures of Shaksperian
presentment—tragedy, comedy or
farce. The hall is the same size as
the one bslow, with the addition of
a 20 by 28-fuot stage, underneath
which is the office of .'ne Piipspkctou
newspaper. The stage is fitted up
with dies and wings, with dressing-
rooms. The drop scene is painted
by a local artist, Oscar 5foungquist,
a mi represents a typical Kootenay
scene of a river and snow-capped
mountains, with an Indian encampment in the foreground. Surrounding the centrepiece are the advertisements pf several local |i|'ms,
The hall is well lit by two lamps
dependant from the ceiling, The
wails are wainscoted to about four
feet high, and above that are plastered, as is also the ceiling, One
of the rooms at the side of the stage
was utilized as a ladies' dressing,
room, while the room at the head
of the stairs did duty for the men.
The ball was well attended by
tlie elite of Rossland, there being
350 programmes distributed at the
door. The grand march was a very
pretty feature, about fifty couples
taking part. The majority of those
present were good dancers, and the
enjoyment of all who participated
seemed to be thorough, but many
of the gentlemen could not find
partners, the fair sex being at a
premium. This is invariably the
case in a new mining town, where
ladies are in a minority, but many
gentlemen who went away without
having had a single dance might
have found partners had the management, deputed a person to make
the necessary introductions. The
floor was in excellent condition and
the music, under the management
could be desired. Mr. J. J. Hand
made an efficient floor manager.
Supper was provided by Mrs. Allen
of die Montana and Mrs. Owen of
the Leland. Dancing wa$ kept up
till the wee sma' hours, quite a
number remaining till tb,e very last
moment. Who was the belle of the
ball? has been asked. If left to
our decision we should divide the
honors equally between the young
lady with rosy cheeks and limpid
eyes, dressed in pale blue, and the
tall, slight yo\m£ lady with pale
face and black ftyes, who wore a
(Train of some red shade. Both
were graceful dancers, both were
much sought after, and both were
good looking.   No names, of course.
To Welcome Mrs. Gee.
Last Friday evening a large gathering of members and friends of the
Methodist congregation assembled
in the church to welcome the arrival from Kaslo of Mrs. Gee, who
after a separation of about two
months comes to rejoin her husband, pastor of the church in Rossland. Thanks to the energetic
action of Mr. D. D. Birks an impromptu entertainment was got Up
for the occasion, and after fill present had been introduced to Mrs.
Gee the programme was opened
with a quartette by Messrs. Smith,
Birks, Weeks and Gee, jlin-, with
Mr. Eraser as accompanist. Mr.
Birks, as chairman, then expressed
the pleasure they all felt at welcoming Mrs. Gee to her new home,
and iiopet} her stay among them
would be a long and pleasant one.
He invited them to join in making
the occasion a happv one, and
pointed to the blackboard behind
him which bore the legend: " Everybody here are expected to make
themselves at home."
Master Edgar Cory gave a recitation in a careful manner and won
applause. Mr. Northey sang " I'm
gwine back to Dixie" and Miss
Atla Fleming gave a recitation, both
of which were well received. Miss
Vest gave an excellent recitation,
and was rewarded with deserved
applause, after which Mr. Weeks
sang in capital style the old familiar song, " Sailing." Mr. Northey
then recite* " The Pledge at ITunky
Point: A tale of human trust and
human perfidy," which evoked a
great deal of sympathetic amusement. There was a pleasant half
hour for social chat and the samp-
pling of sundry cakes and coffee,
and then the Rev. Mr. Gee returned
thanks in a feeling address. A
comic song by Mr. Northey and a
quartette by Messrs. Birks, Smith,
Weeks and Gee, jun., were the concluding items on the programme.
All joined in singing the National
Anthem, and with cordial handshakes and pleasant good-nights the
gathering dispersed,
AKOCND   THE   CITY.
M.P,   visited  Rossland
this
Drowned In the Columbia.
An unfortunate man named
Rodney W, Robinson was drowned
at Trail Landing Monday evening.
It was getting dark and when he
went upon the deck of the boat he
waiked off on the other side and
fell into deep running water. He
was rescued by the engineer of the
boat who plunged in after him.
Robinson Was resuscitated after he
was brought to shore, and spoke a
few words but taking hemorrhage
of the lungs he soon expired. He
was a Grand Army man from Spokane, and had been cooking in
mining camps and Rossland restaurants. He was addicted to
strong drink. The body was buried
at Trail on the day following the
accident, the casket being sent from
•i Proi. J. Sumpf,  was all that'this city by H. Ward.
Fruit  and  Game
the   Post-office, is
An
week.
The lock-up is now ready for
lodgers.
Two distinct companies are figuring on lighting Rossland by electricity.
The new Pish
Mart, opposite
now open.
The tunr ffiings of vhe Cceur d'Alene restaurant wilj be sold at
auction tomorrow.
A. D. Burnett, the retired journalist, has returned from the h,ub
of eastern Washington.
A.Nelson, the Washington street
cabinet maker, is turning out a lot
of first-class work from his shop.
Mr. Larsjqn, a Leadville, Colorado, smelter man, spent several
days this week on   Red   Mountain.
Three officers carry keys to the
lock-up, and will run in the first
disorderly person they come across.
Do not forget the social dance on
Wednesday evening next, Oct. 23d,
in the new Opera House. Gentlemen 75c, ladies free.
The new curtain in the opera
house will be dropped for the first
time before an audience at the
concert Monday night.
Presbyterian services will be held
on Sunday as follows: Morning at
11, evening 7.30; Sunday-school It)
a.m.   J. E. Wallace, pastor.
Luckey Luckenbel has had his
large barber and bathrooms plastered and is getting ready for an increased amount of business.
Methodist Chuuoh.—Morning
service, 11 a. in; Sunday School,
2.;$0; evening service, 7.30. Prayer
meeting Wednesday evenings at
7.30.
John Davenport, John R. Burke,
Volney Williamson, J. L. Drum-
heller and Al McLean, are a few of
the mining men who bave arrived
in towu this week.
Col. John Ward has returned
from a trip through two or three
states, satisfied that Kootenay affords the best opportunities for business and investments.
Harry Ashcroft, the Reserve street
blacksmith, is sick  with typhoid
lever and some anxiety has existed
among his friends.    He is now believed to be out of danger.
Have you seen our
line of shirts and furnishings ? — Hunter
Bros., Kendrick & Co.
The object of the masons  in   locating  tbeir hall   at  the extreme
edge of town is said to be that their
goat might  browse  on   the  bushy
hillside when not in active service
at the hall.
All the new and most popular
dances for this season are being introduced each week at Prof. Graham's regular weekly dancing parties', which are given in Donohue's
hall. The next party will be Tuesday evening.    Don't fail to attend.
Removal.
The Prospector has been moved
into new quarters in the Opera
House block, and now occupies the
best lighted and best equipped
printing office in the city.
Come in and see the combination
of printer"'* ink, antimony, paste
pot, machinery, compressed pulp,
and various other articles that
enter into the make up of your
favorite paper.
Luid to Heat.
The death of Mrs. St. John was a
particularly sad event for she left
an infant only one week old. ThV
funeral was largely attended. Undertaker   White   had   prepared  a j bear trap.
Presbyterian Concert.
A musical and literary entertainment will he given in the Opera
House on Monday evening next,
Oct. 2,1st, hy ladies and friends of
the Presbyterian church, when some
of the best local talent will take
pari. Doors will- be open at 7.30,
to commence at 8 o'clock, and the
admission is 25c. The following
programme will be presented:
Chorus—" Our Jack's  come home
to-day," quartette.
Solo--" The old Sexton," Mr. Ckite.
Recitation — '.' Grandpa's   Specs,"
Miss Irene Lewis.
Banjo solo—Mr. E. Smith.
Dialogue—" Sir Lucius OTrigger &
Bob Acres." Scene I. The Challenge. Scene II. The Duel.
Rev. J. E. Wallace and Mr. L.
Richardson.
Solo—"While the dance goes on,"
Mrs. Marsh.
Violin solo—Mr. Grahame.
Solo—" A song and a rose," Mrs.
Disney.
Chorus—"There's a lettjer in the
candle," quartette.
Dialogue—" Sam Weller,Esq., Sen.,
on Valentines," Rev. J. E. Wallace and Mr. Clute.
Violin solo—Mr. J. Sumpf.
Duet—" Huntingfower,"Miss Maud
Kepkey and Mr. Clute.
Solo—"The Village Blacksmjth,"
Mr. Henderson.
Banjo solo—Mr. E. Smith.
Recitation.
Chorus—'" Policeman's," party,
" God save the Queen."
MINING   NOTJKS.
record office is ready
Kirk up and his cler-
presents a neat   ap-
Kiiilrting Goes On.
There is more activity in building than there was a month ago.
The local masonic lodge, though
not fully organized, is erecting a
hall 29x(i0 that when completed
will equal in beauty and utility
any similar hall in the district.
Watson's three storey hotel is receiving the touch of the painter's
brush, and presents a line appearance.
A force of carpenters have devoted more attention to the Miners'
Exchange, adjoining the Shaw
hotel, than is usual in cabinet
making.
The   new
for Recorder
ical force,    ft
pearance,
Hartline is erecting a new livery
bam, and the skeleton outline of
another large barn looms up back
of the custom house.
Mr. Baldwin's new building, opposite the pustoffiee, contains two
good business rooms, one of which
he will occupy himself. The second' story is well arranged. The
Weeks building in the same neighborhood covers a thirty-foot lot and
is divided into two business rooms.
Funk, the newsdealer, expects
his new building adjoining the p.
o., to pay for itself in three months.
Several small dwelling houses
are being erected in different parts
of the city. Altogether, while
building is not rushing, there is a
considerable amount of it in hand.
A crown grant for the Jersey ii
applied for.   ,
The Highland claim on Rock
creek is being developed.
Mr, Mead, who has bonded th«
Hattie Brown, is expected back tonight and will start several men at
work at once.
The trouble over the Colonm\
ground will probably have to be
fought out pi the courts. Miles
MeNally claims the ground by
purchase and has re-staked it to
protect his rights.
H. McCutcheon is developing th«
Red Rock mineral claim on Murphy creek. He has great expectations but is keeping the assays
dark for he doesn't want the whole
town running out there bothering
his workmen.
Packer Murray, of the Slocan, it
in town en-route to his estates on
Kettle river. He reports that Tom
Mitchell, the well known concentrator man and contractor, fell 27
feet off of the Slocan Star concentrator, and sustained such serious
injuries that for several hours he
remained unconscious, but is now
recovering.
An Interesting Humor.
As we go to press a rumor is current on the street that an English
syndicate has offered $200,000 spot
cash for the Iron Horse. We have,
been unable to confirm the rumor,
rhough it is probable there are
trood reasons for it.
Columbia   Deal  Closed.
Word conies from Spokane that
the option winch the Trail Mining
Co. secured on the Kootenay, has
merged into a purchase and that
those two great properties, the Columbia and the Kootenay, will
now be under one management.
Cbainpion Creek Championed.
Tim Collins, a prospector of renown, has returned from Champion
creek, where he hits properties that
are rich in gold and copper. Collins says Champion Creek is going
to make a camp sure.
Go to the Leland for a first-class
25c. luncheon.
beautiful casket for the remains
and every respect was shown to the
memory of the deceased.
The sympathy of the entire community is With the husband and
bis two orphaned children. The
motherless babe is especially the
object of sympathy, and a thousand willing hands are ready to
render it what kindness they may.
The Hear Wa. Suspicious.
Nimrod Sutherland killed two
deer, while hunting two miles south
of town a few days ago. Stringing
then, up on a tree he came to town
for a cayuse to pack them in.
When be returned next morning to
secure the deer they were gone and
investigation disclosed that a bear
had raided the camp. Remnants
of bruin's feast were discovered
about 200 yards away. Sutherland then set to work to build a
The next night the bear
vas engaged in ruminating over
his feast and masticating his repast
and did not show Up. The second
night he returned to the scene of
his juicy find and was skillful
enough to enter the bear trap by
the back door, secure the bait and
escape. Sutherland has vowed to
catch that bear if he has to fence
in the mountain to do it.
Morris   O'Connor's Victim.
Thos. Langtree, who was nearly
fatally injured by Morris O'Connor, is slowly gaining strength of
body, but his brain is probably
permanently affected. The doctors
in attendance, for reasons best
known to themselves have not performed the operation upon his
skull that is usual in such cases.
The Cash Grocery.
Spot Cash is the motto that W. L,
Lawry has adopted for the Kaslo
Provision Co's. store and he has
emblazoned it on the windows of
his new store room in the Donohus
block. The removal from the old
quarters was made Wednesday and
Thursday. The new location affords a better opportunity for tht
display of his large stock of goods.
Mr. Lawry is fortunate in both
mining and trade.
, Do you want a nice
fall Hat? We received
shipments last week
from Montreal and
Chicago. — Hunter
Bros., Kendrick & Co.
A  Limb Struck Him.
John Renouf,. axman of Prof.
Ellacott's surveying party, wat
the victim of an accident Wednesday. A limb from a falling tret
sprang out in an unexpected direction and struck him on the head
inflicting a bad wound and rendering him insensible for a short
time. He is again on duty though
it is a sore head that sets upon hi*
shoulders.
Do not forget the social dance ow
Wednesday evening next, Oct. 23d.
in the new Opera House. Gentlemen 75c, ladies free. [MB?—«■ MWII r*JKV4TJ
.:*  FWflGrtt
BY  W.   I>,   PRATT.
UISPT.AC i:U    SYMPATHY.
According to the Ottawa Citizen,
Hon. N, C. Wallace, Controller  of
Customs, makes the statement that
three-fourths of Rossland's import"
are Canadian, only one-fourth being
brought across the boundary, and
that the duty paid   by this fourth
averaged $6,000, a month.   This is
surprising to most of us.    We all
thought the boot was on  the other
leg, and that three-fourths of Ross-
land's imports came from the State
of Washington; in fact, it was tin
general   belief  that Spokane alom
supplied three-fourths of RosslandV
lieeds and necessities. But the heat
A the Canadian Customs says "No.
only  one-fourth   comes   from  tin
United States."    So it seems that
the sympathy we have lavished 01
the  poor  Canadian   manufacture)
and the  vials of  wrath  we have
poured out on the bold, bad mat
who captured everything within five
hundred   miles of   Spokane   havi
both been woefully misplaced, and
the  frequent  kicks   coming   fron
boards   of   trade   and   proyincia
newspapers seem to have been madt
against  a  state   of   things  which
never  existed.    Public  opinion   it
not always to be relied upon.
NOT    MUCH.
The Trail correspondent of tb.
Spokane Chronicle says: "Trail
will be more substantially bin,.
than Rossland, owing to the fat:
that brick can be so easily manufactured here (Trail)."
Evidently this correspondent it
drawing on his imagination. Tin
fact is that bricks will be Used ii
buildings in Trail to the same extent that they are in Rossland, am
no more—for the erection of chiio-
IJAAVN    AT    I.AST.
The dawn of a prosperous mining
'era, such as the world has not seen
since the excitement in Nevada it
the early '70's, or even the days oi
'49, is breaking over British Columbia, and West Kootenay in particular. For three or four years past
this prosperity has been expected,
but South Africa, Coolgardie, and
other mining fields having a "pull'-'
on the pocket of the British investoi
have attracted capital which might
have been more profitably invested
here, and thus the era of prosperity,
which everybody who knew tin
country predicted must come, has
been delayed from year to year.
But the capitalist is now beginning
to find out that West Kootenay
offers him greater profits, quickei
returns ai (I surer results than ain
other known mining district on the
face of the earth. Signs of this
era of prosperity are becoming so
frequent that they cease to excite
comment. Experts with unlimited
capital behind them come in on
nearly every boat, attracted by the
-plendid reports from those of our
mines in actual operation ; rich
claims are being bought and forthwith put in shape for producing
heir wealth; smelters are being
built ami others projected at the
nost convenient points in the district; railways that will depend en-
irely upon the mineral traffic for
heir revenue are in course of construction, white surveys on other
lontemplated lines are being pushed
■viih vigor. All these thing arc
oeing done on the certainty of a
irofitable return and the permanency of West Kootenay's mineral
le] ..-its. Yes, the dawn of prosperity is even now lighting the
nountain tops and will soon be
lluminating the passes and can-
V0118 of this favored land of ours.
Alter years of patient twilight the
dawn arrives.
-J..1-*:... .'-,—"
.Monday, on account of the sickness
of one of defendant's attorneys. On
that day the trial will lie resumed
and will probably continue for
more than a week. Some startling
disclosures are expected and ^s uhe
trial nears the end public interest
will increase.
Tlli:y INCREASE WITH  DEPTH.
A good example of the increase
of the ore bodies as depth is reached
in the mines of this district may be
cited in the fact that the new smelter
is to be built double the size at first
intended. It was found that one
mine—Le Roi—could and probably
would monopolize its whole capacity of smelting 100 tons a day,
and even with the means for smelting 200 tons a day th,e same mine
could keep it fully employed. Not
only does this apply to Le Roi, but
to a dozen other mines situated
within half an hour's walk of this
city. It will be found that at some
depth—how deep is perhaps a matter of conjecture—tho whole of these
hills are resting upon a bed of solid
mineral.
■r*S-Si
International Hotel
FIRST-CLASS DlfHNGR?o1L
The most elegantly furnished
rooms in the city,
APPLICATION FOR LIQUOR LICENSE.
NOTICE is liercby given that the undersigned will, lit the expiration of thirty
days, apply to the Stipendiary Magistrate of
West Kootenay district, for a license to sell
liquor at retail at the Montana Hotel, in the
town of Trail. A. 1IOYI.
Septumbcr 4tli,18C5.
peys
The bricks   being  made ii
Trail are for the smelter, as it wouh
pot do to build it of wood. Smeiter.
have to be built of brick, or stone
Jt takes much longer to build ;.
house of brick than one of woi i:
ami at present and for a long timi
to come the builders of ston.s and
residences at Trail are and will hi
in too much of a hurry to think oi
using brick.. Moreover, howevei
cheaply brjpks may be manufactured, the cost of laying them
would amount to double that oi
putting up a frame hoUse. Besides,
Ko.-siaml can provide bricks equally
as good and probably as cheap as
Trail, only the time for brick residences has not yet arrived. In a
few years there will be many brick
and brownstone mansions in Ross-
land's wealthy suburbs and possibly
on the heights overlooking the river
al, Trail. At least, let us hope so;
but let us hear no more about Trail
being built more substantially than
Rossland.
KOOTKNAY'S   PRQGUESB,
It is gratifying to note that the
advance in Kootenay has been
Steady and continuous and with
ever increasing momentum. Since
the first discovery and development
on Toad Mountain there has not
been a season—not a month nor a
day of retrograding. The financial
panic and the slump in silver was
a stunning blow, but it only
checked and did not " close down "
the silver producing section of the
district. Its effect was to direct
attention to the profits of gold
mining and the large deposits of
gold-bearing rock in the district.
Kootenay does not seem to have
suffered, but to be rather better off
for the panic. It is producing as
much silver and a great deal more
gold than it produced before, or
than it would now be producing
Jiad the financial panic not occurred.
AN IMPORTANT MATTER.
Government appropriations for
Use in West Kootenay have been
chiefly for building trails and
roads, housing and paying salaries
if employes. The district has now
reached a stage of development
where it needs appropriations for
other purposes and especially for
Schools. The towns in West Kootenay are assuming a permanent
character. Mining men and busi-
ness men coining in the country to
look have remained to invest and
establish themselves in business.
Some of them have sent for their
families to join them here, and it
is now a daily occurrence for women
and children to crowd incoming
stage coaches. Other men who are
themselves deeply interested in
Kootenay do not bring their families here because of the lack of
school facilities.
Every town in West Kootenay
should have large appropriations
for its schools, and have them soon
so as to be available early in the
approaching winter. The increase
in population that Would result
from the erection of suitable school
buildings and the establishment of
good schools would stimulate all
classes of legitimate business .and
would be of great permanent value
to the country.
THE miKKANT CASE.
The great legal drama being enacted at San Francisco is drawing
to a close. For many weeks it has
" held the boards" and the very
full and illustrated reports made
of its progress by the daily papers
indicate how great has been the
public interest.
The prosecution has welded and
bound the prisoner with a strong
chain of circumstantial evidence.
The defense has been weak—consisting of a poorly proven alibi.
The court has adjourned until next
D
R. A. S. MARSHALL,
ROSSLAND, B. C
Dentist.
IMPORTED & DOMESTIC LIQUORS,
FRESH DBAU5BT BEES, * * * FOOL AND BILLiARS TABLES,
Travellers and Miners will find the House a
pleasant Home,
UROPEAN
#
OTEL
LODGING, 25c. to $1.00.
MEALS AT ALL HOURS.
Warm Dining Room,
SPOKANE STREET.
AUGUST MARTIN, Prop'r.
All work guaranteed.
fred j. squire,
Merchant Tailor.
Nelson, I). C
A choice collection  of  worsteds
serges and tweeds always on hand
W MORTIMER,
LANDSCAPE & FMAIT PHOTOGRAPHER
ROSSLAND, B.C.
£2F~ .Satisfaction Guaranteed, ^JM
Charlie the Barber,
Head. Spokane & Reserve sts.,
ROSSLAND, B.C.
Fashionable Haircutting.
GEORGE R. YATES.
Groceries,Provisions.etc.
Home-made Bread, Pies, etc.
BASEBALL GROUND.
B. B. WHITE,
Undertaker I Embaimer,
HAS OPENED KIUST-CLASB
Undertaking Parlors
AND
Preparation Room.
Columbia Ave, East of Washington Street,
ROSSLAND, B.C.
New Fall and Winter
MILLINERY
AT VERY MODERATE PRICES.
Ladies are requested to call and
examine my stock.
Over Bigelow's Store.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
Mrs, Helen Varkcr.
W. H. RINGER
LICENSED AUCTIONEER,
Sells   on  Commission.
ROSSLAND, B.C.
|f Rossland Bakery,
WM. KELLEM, Prop.
Bakery and Short Order House,
MEALS  25  CENTS  AND  UP.
North End of Spokane Street, Rossland, B. C.
Artistic
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rinting
AT   THE
PROSPECTOR"   OFFICE.
S.  S.   ALBERTA.
Hon., Weil., Snt. I Thursday, I Tuck., Fri.
U'livc KOllo fur Alnsworth, I'llot Bay unci Nelson 8 n. m      8a.m, I ... 7 a. m.
Leave Nolaon for l'llni Bay. AlriBWorlb and Kaslo  ii p. in | ;< p.m. | ... o p. m.
Close OonnOOtlon Is llms made between Luke poinls and all Incoming and outgoing
trains <>t the C.I'. Ii. at Nelson. The abOVO schedule il 111 effect 16 May 1S9S, subject
to change.        Js. Waiiu, Purser. Ouo. V. IIaywahu, Mastor.
The Kaslo Transportation Co.
Has
Good Saddle Horses to Let.
  And   Runs 	
Ota^eS    BETWEEN KASLO AND THREE FORK8
. .Stables at Kaslo and Three Forks ,
A. J. SCOTT,   Manager. UiLi'-^i—'  i mmmm
SI'UiiAUING   THK   NEWS   IN  THIS
EAST.
Hon. N. Clnvki; Wallace  Tells What H.
Saw in UoHKland.
The visit of the Hon. N. Clark.
Wallace to West Kootenay about i
month ago may be the means (
bringing our immense minera
wealth and advantages as a fieli
for investment to the notice of th<
Dominion Government and tin
class of men in the trade centers <
Eastern Canada most likely to in
vest in sound mining ventures-.
The Ottawa Citizen says:
Hon. N. Clarke Wallace has returned from his trip  to  the coasl
His chief business in the West was
to  make  an  examination  of   th
custom houses in the borderland oi
British Columbia,   particularly  ii
the Kootenay mining districts. Th
Controller found the administratioi
of the customs business most satis
factorily performed.   Having bean
of the rapid development of tb
region   and   the consequent  largi
influx   of  mining population, Mr.
Wallace was prepared to meet a d<
mand for a considerable increase ii
the customs staff.    But, to his sui
prise, i be work was being efficient];
done by the present small force.
The  magnitude  of   the iriinin.
operations  was  another  source o
surprise,    "I bad no idea," he sai<
to   a   Citizen   reporter   yesterday.
"that ibe district was in anything
like  the  substantially  flourishing.
Condition in which we found it.  Of
course there have been glowing n-
ports of gold and silver discovers
there all along, and reports also i
large investments in development
but the solid character of the pr<
gress iinule was to  me a coiupleti
sui | rise".
"Take the mining town of Rossland, for instance. It is a nev
place, | erched up in the mountains-
We reached it by a seven miledrivi
from Trail Creek landing, ascendiii;
in that distance an altitude of 2,20(
feet. Three-fourths of the imports
are of Canadian goods; yet upoi
the remaining one-fourth of Amen
can imports theduty collected even
booth averages $6,000."
Mr. Wallace mentioned, as illustrative of the mineral wealth 01
the district, that the War Eagh
mine, employing 50 or GO men, was
turning out an average of 50 ton:
of ore ii day, worth $15 a ton. Thi
Le Roi mine is running on almost
as large a scale. Six months ago.
he said, the first building was-
erected at Rossland; to-day it has
a population of 3,000, with stores.
hotels, and all the appointments ol
a thriving business center. While
in Rossland Mr. Wallace stayed at
a hotel run by an Ottawa man, Mr,
McMillan, formerly in the jewelr,
business with bis brother on Spark?
street. The hotel would be considered first class in any town in
Ontario, and does an excellent
business.
The Controller also visited the
mining towns of Kaslo and Nelson
and the Slocan district, which is
marvellously rich in silver. Two
railway lines are being built into
the Slocan, one by the C.P.R., the
other from Kaslo, on the Kootenay
Lake. "You may judge of the
ascertained value of these deposits,"
gaid Mr. Wallace, "when 1 tell you
that these two railways will cost
two millions of dollars, and would
never be worth a cent apart from
the resources of the Bilver deposits.
There is no guesswork about the
value of these mines, as the banks
advance 75 per cent, of the assayed
value of the ore. There are about
2,000 men employed in the district.
Wages are good, miners getting
$3.50 a day, and money is plentiful.
The output of the district for this
year, to date, is about two million
dollars."
iOLI) WILI.  MAKE  EVEN A UESEIfl
FLOURISH.
toRglaml'a Gold Mines lire Giving Trail
the Highest Boom of the. Decade.
The story that the Trail corre«-
londent of the Spokane Chronicle
ends to  his paper may appear t<
e fabulous to eastern readers, bin
lere, in one of the greatest mining
listricts  the  world  ever saw, tin
eenes he describes are of such com-
non occurrence that they are looked
upon as mere incidents of everyday
ife.    He writes;
"The  rapid growth of this cit\
Trail   Landing)   has  been   scinching   remarkable,   even    in   thi-
'vestern country, where the rapid
;rbwth of cities is   the rule rathe:
ban the exception.   At the preseni
inie   there are  twenty or twenty-
ive buildings in course of construe-
ion.    Most of them are stores am
lUsiness houses, people having vcrv
ittle time to devote to residences oi
Iwellings, There are fully 150 men
•niployed  on   the  construction   ol
he   smelter,  about   100  are   bus)
utting wood in the neighborhood
ind 100 more are employed excavating    and    carpentering.       Tin
irickyard is also a busy scene, and
nany thousands of bricks are pileo
iip in the kilns drying.   Trail will
ie  more  substantially  built than
Rossland, owing to the fact thai
irick can be so easily manufactured
oere.
"This place resembles the old
lays of Spokane. Crowds of peopli
ire here, and every day new stores
ind offices are opened up and tin
teamer is crowded witWpeople, all
mining to this land of mines ano
noney. It is now definitely an-
icunced that the plans for the new
nielter have been altered so as b
ncrease its capacity from 100 tonsil 200 tons a day.
"Great   excitement    has    been
nusetl within the past clay or tw<
y the report that Butte parties art
here   representing  English capital
vith   the  intention  of selecting :i
dtefor another smelter.    Although
he   matter  has   not yet been defi-
litely decided so confident are the
ieople that the smelter will comt
icre   that   town    lots   yesterday
jumped   from   $225   to  $400,  ano
eventy lots were disposed of at the
atter   tigure.     The  hotel   here  is
loing  a  rushing  business  and is
urowded all the time.    Plans for a
iew hotel have already been drawn
ind   it  is expected that it will be
erected before snow flies.
"Considerable amusement was
caused here on Tuesday by the appearance of two Englishmen dressed
in the most approved tourist costume. They wore knee breeches,
heavy woolen stockings and broad,
thick-soled walking shoes. On their
nends were travelling caps with a
visor both fore and aft. Both travellers wore monocles, and looked as
if they bad stepped out of an English fashion plate. They were
subjected to considerable ridicule
hy the rabble until it was learned
that they represented an ^English
syndicate of unlimited capital and
were experts sent out to investigate
the Trail Creek mines. Since then
ihey have had everything they
wanted, and although they are now
out in this hills looking at some
mining properties, the very mention
of their mimes commands respect."
Wm. R. Beatty,
CABINET-MAKER
and UNDERTAKER.
Pictures Framed, Finilvt Repaired,
and G-sneral Jobbing
Don't forget the place—
SOUTH SIDE RESERVE STREET, UOSSLAND.
to To
WARD'S,
HEAD OF SPOKANE STREET,
FOR   KINK
ar Fixtures*
AND
CABINET WORK.
DNDHKTAKrNG.   -   EMBALMING.
GASKETS & COFFINS
ON  HAND.
A. Nelson.
Cabinetmaker & Turner.
FURNITURE  REPAIRED.
Carpentering
and Job Work.
Cor. WASHINGTON and RESERVE STS.,
ROSSLAND, B.C.
fflTSLOCAN LAKE.
Str. "W. Hunter"
CAPT. ESTABltOOKS, MASTER.
Leaves New Denver daily
for all points on  Slocan
Lake.
(SUNDAY EXCEPTED.)
Slocan Trading & Navigation Comnany.
Spokane Falls
& NORTHERN RAILWAY.
Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway,
u.
ALL RAIL I) ffUKUft WA3EGM0H
Daily    [except   Sunday]   between
Spokane and  Northport.
Tri-Weekly between Northport and
Nelson.
L've8<48 a.m. NKI18OK Am 5'85 p.m.
on Mon.'s Wednes.'s and Tri ps trains will run
through io Spokane, arriving there same
day. Returning will Leave Spokane at 7
a. ni. on Tues'a Thurs's andSatur'a, arriving at
Nelson at 5:26 pirn, same dayi making close connections with steamer Nelson for al ooKtenay
lake points.
Passengers for Kivcr and Boundary
Creek conhect at Marcus with Btage on Mon*
days, Wednesdays) Thursdays and Fridays.
Passengers for Trail Greek mines oonneot 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. 1 awaits arrival of Str. Alberta al
Kelson and connects with boat for Trail c»k
at Uobson.
Train No. 3 connects with boat for Revelstoke
at Robson.
Trains Nos. 2 and 1 will await arrival of boat
at Uobson.
The Company reserves the right to change
the nine trBle without notice.
Pacific standard and 24-hour system adopted.
J. HAMILTON, Trainmaster and Agent,
Nelson: li.C.
Great Northern
...Rail-waY....
Mori Fast Scgnio Route.
Seattle, Victoria,
Vancouver & Puqet
Sound, and all Pacific Coast Points, St.
Paul, Chicago and Points Beyond
Modern Equipment.   Rock-ballast
Road-bed*
Attractive tours via Duluth and the Great
Lakes in connection with exclusively passenger boals of Northern S. 8, Co.
Direct connection via Nelson & Fort Sheppard
railway al Spokane; and via C. & K. 8. N Co.
at Ho.met's Ferry	
C. & K. S. N. Co.,
LIMITED.
TIMK   TABLE   NO.    7.
In effect Monday, April 29,1895,
Kaslo route—Str. Nelson.
LV. NELSON. LV. KASLO
 Monday 4 a. m,
5*40 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 Tuescays, Thursdays and Saturdays with N it F s railway for kaslo and lukv
points. Conneoting on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with N <t 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 Kelson for Bonner's Furry Mondays nnd
Fridays at 8:80 a. m.
Leaves Kaslo for Conner's Ferry Mondays and
Fridays at 1 a. in.
Leaves Bonner's Ferry  for  Pilot Hay,  Nelson,
Ainsworth and Knslo on Tuesdays nnd
Saturdays at 'J. a. m.
Connects with east- and west-bound trains  on
theQreai Northern Railway.
Revelstoke n ute  -Str. Lytton.
Leaves Revelstoke, t ribound, Tuesdays and
Fridays at 1 a, in. for all  points In West
Koote laj  and the South.
Leaves Robson, northbound, Wednesdays and
Saturdays ni 8 p. m. for all points east and west
via the C. P. R.
Northport  route—Str. Lytton.
Leaves   Northport, northbound, Wednesdays
ami Saturdays at 1 p. m.
Leaves   Robson.    southbound,   Tuesdays  and
Fridays   at ii p. m.
Stages run, in connection with steamer, from
Trail Creek Lauding to Rossland.
The company reserves the right to chaugi
this schedule at any time without notice.
For full information as to tickets, rates, etc.
spply at the company's oiiiccs, Nelson, B. C.
T: ALLAN, J. W. TROUP,
Secretary. Manager.
For maps, tickets, and complete information
call on Agents C. it . S. Nnv. Co ; N. A: F. S. r'y
or  0. G.DiYON.Gen. Agent, Spokane, Wash.
F. I. Whitney, G. P.dfcT. A,, St. Paul, .Minn.
F. T. Abbott, Travelling Freight & Possengej
Agent, Spokane, Wash.
Canadian Pacific Rv.
REVELSTOkE   time   table.
Atlantic Express arrives 10:10 daily.
Pacific        " "      i7-l>      •'
Northern
Pacific R. R.
Runs
PULLMAN SLEEPING CARS
ELEGANT  DLNING CARS
TOURIST SLEEPING CARS
To
St. Paul, Minneapolis Duluth,
Fargo, Grand Forks, Crookston;
Winnipeg,
Helena and Butte.
THROUGH TICKETS
To
Chicago, Washington,
Philadelphia,   New York,
Boston and all Points   east,  v/eA
and south.
TIME SCHEDULE.
Cheapest, mnsi reliable and safe route to Montreal, Toronto, si. Paul, Chicago, New York nnd
Boston, RatesfStoflO lower ilmn any other
route.
Specially fitted Colonist cars, in clmrpc of a
porter, for the accommodation of passengers
aoldlng second-class tickets.
Passengers booked to and from all European
points at lowest rales.
Low freight rates. Quick despatch. Merchants
will save money by having their freight routed
via the C. P. H.
Full ami reliable information given by applying to
QBO. Mel,. BROWN, I. T. BREWSTER,
Asst. Qen. passenger agent,       Local agent,
Vancouver.        Revelstoke.
For information, time cards, mapif
and tickets, call on or write
H. G. Stimmel, T. P. agent,
Nelson, B. C.
F. D. Gibus, General agent,
Spokane, Wash.
OR   A. D. ClIAHLTOX,
asst. Gen. Pass, agent,
Portland, Oregon
 _— , , tj i
Certificate 6f Improvements.
"defender" mineral claim.
FOR SALE.
WILSON   nnd   BIO   BONANZA   STRAW-
BERRY PLANTS, $1 a himdrcd.-Ad-
Orcss. X. Z., I'KospECToii Oliice, Rossland, B.C.
Situate In Trail Creek Mining Division of
Kootenay District of British Columbia. Whero
located: On the west side of lied Mountain, in
the said mining division.
TAKE NOTIOE that I, F. M. McLeod, of the
town of Rossland, in Kootenay District of
British Columbia, acting as agent for Theodore P, Trnsk, free miner's certificate No. ,r>7171,
Joseph Almoure, free miner's certificate No.
60728) Joseph Brown, free miner's certificate
No. til'JOl, and Walter L. Lawry, free miner's
Certificate No. 67281, all of the said town of
Rossland, intend, sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the Gold Commissioner,for
a certificate of Improvements, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice, that adverse claims
must be sent to the Ocdd Commissioner and
action commenced before the issuance of such
certificate of improvements.
F. M. McLEOD.
Dated this 3rd day of October, 1895.
*f5
vfi (P. W%
<J&v
VEGETABLES,. NOTIONS, Etc.
Goods.
Ladies' Fu
rniQn
V> * V
ID
A    in   iliO1;..   i. i   k   EB*!
A Full Line of Finishing Goods for Dressmakers:
MILLINERY,   RIBBONS   AND   SILKS.
$*- POULTRY, Live or Dressed, always on hand?
RESERVE STREET, ROSSLAND, B.C. -r i'»iiiwwsi
JftfWM-^. V*.,V<rWt*ftM«M» ««*
*HfIfl'ltfTHTMl   I-'UtfAUW,M4^^«CWHH
w^,.^.^t....^.fwiii»t^.Jrj.ww)iw.i ' ■ ■*■»■..»!,.
I'rom MDvor to <lo1d.
In el! parte of Uio West prospecting for gold is more active than
"ver before. In the early days the
jjrOBpector who explored the
ountry would not look at any
[Uafts vein that <liii not seem
likely to prove silver bearing. Now
It is just the reverse—all prospectors aro in search of gold quartz.
To our astonishment we find that
i.n nil parts of the Northwest we
ha>v6 hundreds of fine veins of gold-
bearing quartz, and very many
that are wonderfully rich. These
veins urn found in all parts of each
of the Western states. In early
lays most of.the gold found was
very fine—in the shape of dust-
but now that our people a.e in ii,
Ing for gold they and the yellow
metal In masses, both in placer
\nd quarts veins. Men of small
means are doing much better al
w-esent in the oamps than formerly, when trying to work ailvw
>»inoH, as gold quarts can be milled
at much iesR cost than silver ores.
Co work silver ore requires costly
Hind complicated machinery, but
^old can be extraoted by many
aheap and primitive methods.—
Butte Mining Woyhl,
RAND
#   #
^-   Kfr
OTEL.
BOARD   AND   ROOM
J1.00 per day and upwards.
SPOKANE STREET, NEAR COLUMBIA AVE.
A. L. HOUSTON, Prop'r.
1 i. *"■!-»-•■" ;" ■'■'."■i»gii|
Ooppov niiiiina In t'«i>i*M.
There visited Butte this week a
Japanese gentleman by the name
oi Sakujiro Fujioka,of Shimotsuke,
Japan. Mr Fujloka is in the employ of the kshio Copper Mining
Company, the largest in that
country, which )g equipped with
modern mining, ore dressing and
Smelting maehinevy, and produce
shout 600 tone oi black copper a
month which is refined at Tokio,
The mine? art worked by adits;
ins. win rt copper sulphide is three
u> four fret thick, which samples
in eopper from 8 to 20 per cent,
<\xr- r'.-v..<>.■.- Si ii ,t to the e< i
(.rating wwki ir> be ?e*i©rtetl and
ftsuslwpd-. Ti-,.-. low j/,v!»«U' orej are
feoa atrated by fig^rt and u ■ •■
•>f Amerfean siaMiketvivt\ aad alio
•v ','.".1 washing in weden bowl*,
■ ■-.> u'i.u ,v,—| tft >■,•!(. oyed for
ibeut too eeate \w day, *>y t-ou
eefttrati&B tbepo©r©reiS bw ghl
yp to tb« |rad« i>» rieh *«*-. fh©
V*si gratJ* v v- will amy Si per
?««i. «*ip^-'\ 81 per eent, ro«, ST
f** @e&fc sulphur, and ealy ft (Hfaee
<«, *ttw-. AH^\v eeaeeatofttiea the
■w* fe ¥%mw»l te tfes waiter, hatf
*»«te dWftni whore iUa warts*)
iift «r4iftavy Mek JftWrbw&teK'ji
fftf6a««i, ir%£ witkfe w*K to$ beat
%«ly Was, «*%& Thm aiae%
tow beea wwfesi, aeswfttiag to
MiibM^e wee^llj eil^fe lftV\ bat |
m&& ih% Bwafeafc waec? M^ Fww-
l^am feteibein to*>& h<>M ej ttasa
tibfe <w*%.vtti w%i w.y i&%U»
J. A. SHUPE.
AT THE SIGN OF THE RED FLAG,
COLUMBIA AVENUE.
 ■    ■   li I -   i I mi I ' ' "■'" .       ■       '
Boots, Shoes, Underwear, Shirts
And a Full Line of
Men's Furnishings
AT  BED   ROCK   PRICES.
ljjZjin   x nX-J X3-/x.nxdxiijr\
*£?-»
Hair Cutting ,-.,
Pompadour (specialty) ,
Shave  ,, ,
Shampoo  ,	
sac.
SOo.
35o.
81»f« ..., .,,,,.,. ,,...,.   Si)«,
*   *   LATEST   *   FASHIONS   *   *
Spokane Street
•  -  Eossland, B.C.
Northport &> Rossland Stage Line
— --:«;—- • —
Siiga \mm Hussland at 7 am,
Arriving at Northport al $0,30 "
•a««VBi«ims««wv«
Hartill & Hill
MPL0YMENT  AGENCY
Help Furnished Free.
We also deal in a
FINE LINE OF CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
FRUIT AND  CONFECTIONERY.
miiu ST.. mi mmi si,
!ASH   I310CERY.
We beg to announce that we carry a full line of all
kinds of Groceries, and as goods are all sold for cash we
are selling at away down prices, Remember a dollar
saved is a dollar earned, and this you can save by buying
at the
•#
*
CASH GROCERY,
END OF SPOKANE ST. W. L. LAWRY, Mangi
Beverly & Tglman.
-;o:
lm:vm NORTHPORT Alter Arrival of Train,
Arriving at Rossland at S p.m.
-*-
111 ONLY BROKER IN RQSSLAID,
m$m AND SSLLft
Mines and Town Prop
Hi ir, Mm Ikmy/tmit it to4*|ttr sit 8os$
LICENSED 'CONVEYANCER,
WAGON AND BLACKSMITHING,
HOSSE SHOEING A SPECIALTY.
THREK DOORS NORTH OF MARTIN'S HARDWARE HOUSE.
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Hunter Bros., K. &Co.
FOR
-:o:
BEST ASSORTMENT IN THE CITY.
,JJl!UgJ^.W?ffJ9M,W->-*J<?^'-'JW-"-B-''
WW—
R0SSLAID WATER SUPPLY,
The On© and Only
Pore Water Supply
In this City
Hi|)..(W» ji>«r Ki«aJks 8S& jynr Ibisxirwil,, So. pw tett'lka*.-   UMii^Ktiil to *fflj''
jiaitt ol tfiwD-. towia.
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