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The Prospector Nov 21, 1895

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Io. ^.A ROSSLAND, B.C., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1895.       $2.00 a Year.
ThnplcKgivinir Dinner and Entertainment
The Methodist church wus inconveniently crowded last evening,
tiie occasion being a, Thanksgiving
dinner and entertainment given by
the ladies of the church in aid of
the fund for purchasing an organ.
Dinner was served from half-past
fix to eight o'clock, and during the
whole of that time each of the seven
tables had its full complement of
diners, the number partaking being
about 230. Unfortunately the supply of meats ran out, and those
who came after had to be content
with cal<e, pie, cheese and etceteras,
these latter being too numerous to
mention, The admission fee was
25c. and the total receipts amounted
to a little oyer $95.
Rev. T. Gee, as chairman, then
opened the programme with an.address, and was followed by the line
orchestral band under the direction
of Mr. Church, and the audience
showed its gratification at the sweet
music discoursed. The band gave
four selections during the program,
one piece especially claiming the
rapt attention of the audience—a
choice medley, in which the dear
old familiar "Swanee River" and
" Massa's in the cold groitnd " were
distinguished. Little Edgar Cory
sang a song very prettilv, and Mrs.
Comstoek gave a reading which
held the undivided attention of the
audience from beginning to end.
P. R. Gee went through his solo
creditably) anil then Miss Irene
Lewis, us usual, captivated the
house with her doll-like appearance
and mature style, "A born actress,"
exclaimed a gentleman in the
crowd as the little one concluded.
Mrs. McCraney's song was rendered
in a clear, mellow voicej and was
deservedly applauded. Miss Ada
Fleming gave a capital recitation,
and Mrs. Marsh obtained a warm
appreciation fur her effective solo.
Master Roy Gee's song was very
nicely rendered, and from the!
hearty encor« it received may be
marked down as the best item on
the programme. 'Che duet by F.
R. Gee and Mrs.- McCraney did not
receive the recognition it deserved.
Mr. 1). I). Birks sang a pleasing
song, and Master C'ranus Graham
gave a well-executed violin solo, for
which he received an encore. The
dramatical piece, '' Cousin Frank,"
wis well received and maintained
the interest of the audience throughout. The characters were sustained
by Mrs. Marsh, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs.
Patterson; Mrs. Whitmore and Miss
Haney. While the play ifi-elf may i £~ns',
not rank as a first-class dramatic
production,- the fair1 impersonators
made it very attractive by the' more
than average quota of beauty displayed. Mrs. Gee accompanied on
the piano. The proceedings closed
with the National Anthem.
A Wrong Loeutlon.
The waterworks company, without consulting anyone, is making
a large reservoir in ('enter Star
gulch, a short distance above a
thickly settled portion of the town.
If, from any defect in its construction or from any other cause, it
should ever break and let out the
Contents into the gulch, we would
have a representation of the great
.Johnstown disaster; The work on
the reservoir is  not far advanced,
Catholic Fair in the near subsequently.
Miners' Union ball next Thursday night.
Publish your legal notices in the
The Dominion Thanksgiving
day was generally observed in this
97 children enrolled and 81 in
daily attendance at the public
Reserve street business men
should improve their sidewalk.
' Mrs. Tuttle, wife of the fruit
merchant, has arrived from the
Some of the seizures made by the
customs officer at this place are
causing a good deal of discussion.
C. E. Perry has been brought
down from Kootenay to change
and complete the surveys for the
C. P. R.
Officer Hooson returned from
Kamloops Wednesday morning,
having taken Langford to the provincial jail at that place.
Billy McLean, the railway contractor, is in the city for a few
days. He had a six mile contract
on the Kaslo & Slocan railway.
His Honor, William Ward
Spinks, ordered that the legal notice in the case of Bigelow vs. Me-
Call$   be  published   in   the  PltQS-
The rattling of turkeys at the
Mountain View hotel afforded considerable amusement to the crowds
assembled there two or three evenings this week.
Thomas Thomas, who assaulted
Langford and provoked the shooting. RTpperd his employers for the
wages due hiin before leaving for
parts unknown.
'Ihe small boy can no more
resist tin temptation to use the in-
clint box otllvert; across Washington street; for a toboggan slide,
than a Mcihodist preacher can
resist the inclination to take up a
collection whenever there is an
Kangaroo) eordotan, french,
kid and Canadian calf uppers in
stock at Chas. Gallion's. Sign of
the red boot, Reserve St.—Advt.
The Hie wardens  found a defective flue in block 41 that, if not repaired,'   is   liable   tit  any   time   to
i conflagration in that
Abbott Goes to Spokane.
It is too bad that the repose of
the C. P. R. officials should be
ruthlessly disturbed by Yankee
railroad builders who are not content to confine their operations to
their own side of the boundary.
Only a few months ago St. Paul
capitalists, closely associated with
the Great Northern railway, had
the hardihood to advance the money for the construction of the Kaslo
and Slocan railway into the heart
of the Slocan district., to compete
with the C. P. R. for the heavy
tonnage of the galena mines, ano
now some Montana men, without
consulting the C. P. R. officials.
have let the contract for 16 miles
of road between Trail, on the Columbia river, and Rossland, and
we are told that Supt. Abbott has
gone poste-haste to Spokane to see
these Montana men and learn what
they mean by so unwarranted an
action. Why should these Yankee
railroaders intrude? But for them
Kootenay miners might yet hi
transporting their ore on pack
mules (as Jim Wardner did) to
Nakusp, hence by boat to the head
of Arrow Lake, thence by sled to
Wigwam, and C. P. R. officials
would have been saved such great
anxiety and exertion.
A Small   Blaze.
The first cry of "fire" heart! in
Rossland for months was early
Monday morning, and at the same
time smoke was seen issuing from
i he roof of Reddin's building on Columbia Ave. Several'persons, carrying pails of water, quickhy as-
cended to the roof, hilt axes had to
be obtained and a hole cut through
the shingles before witter Could be
thrown upon the fire, which was in
the garret. The blaze was Soon extinguished. Little damage was
done, but the hole cut in the root
was large enough to throw an
elephant through. The fire originated by' the stove pipe in the Miner office passing too close to the
wood partition before entering the
brick flue. If the fire had obtained a little more headway it would —
io tin; absence of hose and engines
nr gravity pressure oi- other means
of fighting it—h:*ve been impossible to have prevented it Conflagration that would have swept an
entire block.
jUlne'fl Ifroulevnrd.
ly nowhere in the North-
west   is   greater   industry    found
along one roadway than along that
Thev also  found  in   block  28   the  vvhich leads from IW'land up Cen-
topof a chimney too close to the terStrtr creek out to Blues saw-
eaves of a  taller   building.    They
ordered a stove pipe extension.
The C. P. R. Co. is having a
branch' line' surveyed from its
Robson-Rcssland main tine to the
smelter at Trail,
Proctor Joiner is as niucif at
home in the mammoth establish"
ment of Hunter Bros, as in. the
catcher's box. Proctor has a great
ear for the jingle of the dollars,
and he doesn't! care whether they
are white or yellow.
David Stussi, vvho will live in
history as the Ro-sland postmaster
who neglected to close the postoffice
on July 1st, in honor of Domifrion
Day, and closed it on July 4th to
[celebrate  that anniversary, is not
ind   a location  in which this ele    „,,,
inent of danger to life and proper- worrying   much   about   postoflice
ty would be eliminated could easily
be selected. Alter awhile, when
the menace becomes more apparent, represenalives of the company
Will say, "The people made no
objection at the time the reservoir
was put there and it is too late to
change it now," but be it remembered that the Phospec/tok enters
its protest, right at the beginning
of the work when a change can be
made by the company, if it chooses
to do so, without Ios'b of time or
Prof. Sheffield is again in business at' standard prices at the
Queen's shaving parlor on Spokane
street, where he will be glad to
meet his old time friendB.
matters, for his mining interests
occupy his time. His properties
in and around Rossland are Worth
fully fifty thousand dollars,
E. J. Short, manager of the Miner, is entitled to the prayers of the
congregation. While moving the
other day from one building to another, two cases of body type Were
pied and so mixed up with the
capping of Capt. Carter's mineral
claim that the mixture had to be
assayed to tell hoW much was type
and how much mineral. The next
day the fire occurred in his office,
and the baptism of water and rubbish was not soothing; but he will
fetch his paper out on time as
though nothing had happened.
mill and over to Stoney creek.
Passing to the right of the Niokle
Plate power house we soon come to
the new buildings erected by the
Center Star Co., at which the large
boiler \vas Unloaded, a few days
ago. Within a stone's throw is the
pumping engine of Le Roi mine,
and and just beyond it the power
house of the War Eagle, containing
the compressor plant recently purchased, Next we come upon a
force of men excavating for the
waterworks reservoir. At Blue's
mill a cluster of houses form quite
a village, the population of the
place being about 80. The mill is
now being run to its full capacity.
Less than half a mile heyoffd a
dozen carpenters are at wofk on
the new mill, and all the way from
the old mill to Stoney creek the
woods are full of men, engaged on
the flume for the Waterworks company.	
Tho Annie Itomled.
Charlie Grant bonded the Annie
grpup of claims, on the South Belt;
four days ago for $12,000 and today received a telegram from Vancouver stating that the money for
the second payment and development was on the way. Experts have
pronounced this property one of
the best in the district, and it is
believed by all who have seen the
claims that they are investing in a
sure thing. A contract, will be let
for sinking a shaft, and work will
be carried on all winter.
Reward Offered.
FOI! will be rewarded by bringing same
to ROY II. CU.RKB. U' Hoi Mine.
No. of Plaint 288—95.
In ths County Court af Kootenay hoik at
GEORGE A. I1IGEI.OW, Plaintiff,
w. w. siccalley, Defendant,
NOTICE is hereby given, Unit the plaint
herein whs entered on the 1Mb Novem*
her, 1895, and that by order of Ills Honour
William Ward Spinks, County Court .fudge, it
was ordered that notice of the entry of the said
plaint be published in the Prospector newspaper for two consecutive issues, ami that such
publication and ihe posting np of sealed copies
"f the plaint, summons and order herein be
deemed good and sufficient service upon the
above-named defendant.
Dated i!0th day of November, 1S93.
Plaintiff's Solicitor,
Rossland, B.C.
It is a strange coincidence that
fohnny Langford, who is in the
Kamloops jail awaiting trial on
the charge of shooting Tom Thomas, in the saloon of the International Hotel, should have been one
of the actors in the drama "The
Temptation of Gold which iva-
performed in the Rossland Opera
House only four nights previous
to his afrest. He played the role
of the colored waiter at the club
where Harry Griswold shoots
Frank Griswold in a duel, and
was most vociferous in his entreaties for them " not to shoot." Had
he applied such good advice to His
own case he would not now lie
behind [he bars.
The steamer Nakusp has been
such a success that Captain Troup
is about to try his hand at another,
which, it is believed by those who
know the designer; will exceed even
this Nakusp in size, speed and
magnificence* Now that railways
are paralleling the shallowest portions of the Columbia River the
necessity of having a very light
draught will not be so stringent as
heretofore,' and the new boat, which
is to be built at Nakusp, may be
the forerunner of a splendid fleet
of deep water lake boats, for which
there vVill be ample business when
the Kootenay country is really
opened up. The people of this city
would take' it as a compliment if
Capt. Tfotip would name the new
boat Rossland:
Three young Rosslanders—a
law Student; ,i surveyor and it
newspaper man—had quite it scare
last Sunday afternoon. They had
obtained a candle from the engine
house at the War Eagle and dividing it into three equal parts had
bravely entered the lower tunnel
on a tour of inspection. The tunnel is almost. 600 feet long, and
when almost halfway in, just before coining to a curve, their ears
were assailed by a tremendous
racket, vfery much like the noise
made by a loaded tram wagon
running down a steep incline.
"Look out," shouted the tall surveyor, who was in front, " th'e wagon is coming." He in'if96 a grab
at the w'all, but hot being it cat he
could get no foot-hold and quickly
slid back to terra firma and the
cruel iron rails, on which perhaps
his mangled body was soon to be
stretched. Luckily he was long
enough to reach a cross beam overhead, to which he hung by nose
and lingers. The others, having
no such point of vantage, endeavored to get a footing in some of the
irregularities left in the wall by
blasting, and there they all clung
listening to the dread noise, which
seemed to he coming nearer—but
the wagon came not, and the
suspense, both to the aching
fingers and the palpitating heart,
was becoming intolerable, when
light was seen approaching from
the opposite direction, and three
men with candles came along.
Then the situation dawned upon
the self-immolated Victims of a
noise—it was the drill being worked by compressed air* at the end of
the tunnel.
111 Steel   Pipes   Through  the  Streets of
With a force of fifty men, Jamen
Clark, the waterworks contractor,
is rapidly accomplishing the work
that will make waterworks in
Rossland a reality.
A wagon road had first to be
made from Blue's mill along tho
surveyed route to Stoney creek so
that lumber for the flume could
lie delivered. The lumber order
has been filled, a mile of trench
dug, and half a mile of flume boxes made and placed in position.
A considerate pl'opi'ution of the
men are engaged Off trestle work.
Others are excavating for the reservoir, which is to be 42x64 feet
and 12 feet deep, and Will have a
capacity of 160,000gallons. From
the reservoir to the junction of
Spokane street ttnfJ Columbia avenue an 8-inch stesl pipe Will be
be laid. A 6-inch pipe will convey
the water along Columbia avenue
and a 4-inch pipe will be used on
other streets.
Narrow Gunge Railway;
The tenders for the constructten
of the railroad from Trail to RtisS-
land and the mine's were opened
at the appointed time, and the
tender of Mr. King, of Tacoma,
being the lowest, the contract was
awarded to him. Mr. Heinze's
representative has accompanied Mr;
King to Tacoma. If the latter
puts up a satisfactory bond the
work will proceed at once. Meanwhile a camp of 2-3 or 30 men is
being formed on the line a mile or
two southeast of town on the R. R.
Lee ('round.
Swallowed   Up.
The Rossland Electric Light &
Power Co's plant has been purchased by the Norman syndicate,
which will now have a monopoly
of all the electric light ami water
supply business in Rossland. By
the terms of the sale the members
of the local company will be reimbursed for every dollar they have
expended, including the amount
paid for the use of a hall on a certain occasion a few weeks ago.
One Hundred Tons A Day.
Roy Clarke, of the Le Roi mine.-
is advertising for there teams to
haul away the ore that has been
accumulating Until he has no more
room for it. The teamsters have
been hauling about fifty tons a day,
but the output is double that
amount. The shaft is now down
50 feet below what is calied the 350
level—distance being reckoned on
the incline instead of vertical.
Waterproof oil for boots and
harness at Chas. Gallion's.—Advt.
The stock is arriving for M. B.
Dolan & Co's. boot and shoe store.
It will be in the building occupied until recently by the Cash
Grocery. W. L. Lawry will be
Sewed boots nnd shoes mntle to
order and fit guaranteed  at Chas
Gallion's, Reserve St.—Advt.
The Tuesday night dances, conducted by Prof. Graham in the
Opera house, are becoming more
anil more popular, the members
attending being so well pleased
that they bring their friends for a
thorough evening's enjoyment. The
music is eejual to the best that can
be supplied anywhere in the West.
For a neat job of repairing on
boots, shoes or gum boots, go to
the Reserve St. shop. Sign of the'
red boot.—Advt.
The R. E. Lee is shipping five
car loads a week.
The large body of ore found in'
the Le Roi by breaking through
what was supposed to be the hanging wall will materially enhance
the value of that remarkable
There are two R. E. Lee shipping
mines in Kootenay, which fact ie
liable to create some confusion.
The R. E. Lee in the Slocan produce*
silver and lead and the R. E. Lee
in Trail Creek produces gold aria
copper. ft'!  {MKB6T9I
Thursday, November ftlsi, i&&5.
U'. D.  PRATT.
l;   \\\ NOHTHEY.
Once more we tuusl call attention
jo the disgraceful condition of Columbia Avenue, our main street.
'I hat " Rossland is a new town and
things not yet settled down" is no
excuse whatever, because, with the
exception of a vacant lot here and
there, Columbia Avenue lias been
practically built up for some three
months past, and the house owners
■have been waiting for the street to
.be levelled up (or down, as the
ease might be) before putting the
finishing touch to the front of their
premises, thus giving ihe wlioh
town tin unfinished appearance.
There are only two or three points
where it is possible to cross the
street at the best of times, and now
that the black mud is being
churned by the wheels of heavy
ore wagons these crossable points
are a terror to ladies and a source
of strong language from the sterner
sex. W^o is responsible for such
ft state of things? The lot-owner
cannot be expected to do any improvements on land that does not
belong to him, and the townsite
company, still owning a few lots
on that street, must be accorded
the same rights as a private individual—the right of leaving ihe
street alone, But the townsite company litis been very liberal in the
matter of street making, and now
think, and rightly too, that the
streets should be looked after by
the authority that is receiving such
a large and ever-.-increasing revenue
from Rossland and the district
without the perceptible expenditure
of a dollar in the -town, and no
very great sum in the district—the
Provincial Government. A strongly
worded protest from a public meeting of citizens might have some
i fleet, but until the people stir
themselves in the matter the usual
policy of the Lands and Works
Offioe is to do nothing.
have uothing to say against this;
it is business. But our aim is to
prevent Rossland, as has been the
case with many other young cities
too careless to look after their own
interests at the proper time, frtfm
falling into the clutches pf a corporation from whose extortions it
will be powerless to escape. We do
not say that such will lie the case.
but we do ask that the city's interests be so safeguarded that we may
never be ridden or driven by a
This is a critical period in the
history of Rossland—a period when
ambitious capitalists, seeking new
fields for exploitation, have a clearer realization of the possibilities of
its almost immediate future than
the citizens themselves have. A id
if we are not vigilant, if we permit
our individual affairs to exclude
everything pertaining to the public
interest and envelop ourselves in
the much abused wrapper "It's no
business of mine," we shall be fortunate indeed if we escape an experience of the same sort of tyranny that has fallen to the lot of
many other cjties. Their experience
should be our warning.
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It i.-- well to understand the value
of Rossland's franchises, ami it is
well to remember that in most
young cities they have been frittered away. While the franchises
properly belong to the town, the
grant ing or withholding them while
the town remains unincorpo/ated
re.-ts with the i'r. vinual Legislature,, Few persons, except those
seeking after then;, realize the value
of (he franchises that may be
granted relative to water supply,
electric lighting, tele] hor.es, etc,
1? there is a person in Rossland
viho tines not believe it will be
a city of ten thousand inhabitants
we have never met with him. So
conservative an authority as the
Nelson Tribune estimate the population at 2<),f.00 in the year 1900,
Think of whal the tolls collected
for water, for electric light, for telephones and for street car service
from that number of people will
amount to! The next session of
the Legislature will have to deal
with numerous and persistent applicants for the franchises—really
the privileges of a monopoly in
collet ting and pocketing these tolls.
The Prospectoe' is not opposed to
the reasonable demands of any of
these' companies, but it desires to
awaken the people to a realization
of the fact that while the companies desirous of, carrying out such
improvements as electric lighting
and a water supply may truly
be designated as public benefactors,
it is from the standpoint of self-
aggrandizement that they seek to
do the work—in other words, they
are doing it for the vast and certain
profits that are in it, and the public
benefit cuts no figure at all.   We
The three months that the Methodist church building was offered
free for school purposes will end in
two weeks. Even if thechurch organization were disposed to allow
a longer occupancy of it by the
school, it is not suitable, principally because it is not warm
enough. The Government has not
built a school house, and is not
likely to build one this winter. A
grant of six hundred dollars was
made for that purpose, and when
the trustees represented that that
small amount was not enough $200
was added. This concession was
accompanied by a letter stating
that if $800 was not enough they
would have to wait until the Legislature makes an appropriation;
and wait we will, for although
specifications for a building have
been sent to Government Agent
Kirkup and tenders have been
called for, no one supposes that
it will be built or can be built
within the appropriation, and consequently the contract is not likely
to be let. Perhaps it will be better
not to build this winter anyway,
for the two-room building that the
specifications call for would only
afford temporary accommodation
for the school. The school population in Rossland doubles every three
months, ami in the spring will increase faster than that. We netfd
a graded school, and we need, or
will need, by the time the Legislature meets, makes appropriations,
and tht; appropriation call be used,
$5000 for a school house. Any
amount less than that would simply be expended in a temporary
inakeshift. Meanwhile arrangements for the winter must be made,
and the best thing to do is to raise
$150 by subscription, line the
church building with shiplap, and
with the consent of the church
trustees, if it can be obtained, continue Ihe school where it is until
spring. The Government 1ms made
an allowance for an extra teacher,
vvho will be here in a few days. As
the building is large, a temporary
partition, probably a curtain, can
be put in, ami both teachers occupy
the building.
What can be done to discourage
claim jumping, that bane of so
many mining camps? The claim
juniper, bad as he is, claims and
obtains the protection of the law,
as the convicted criminal in his
cell claims and receives the protection of the officers against a
clamorous mob that would administer to him speedy justice. If, then,
aw in some degree protects
the claim jumper, it should also
protect the community against
him, The Legislature, the Courts
and the Government Agents can
exterminate him if they will. One
means that has been recently suggested is to revoke his free miner's
license and black-list him in every
district in the province. It is argued that if the Gold Commisioner
would, in som^ extreme cases; exercise his authority in that direction,
it would put a quietus on the
claim jumping industry within the
territory under his jurisdiction.
We think, too, that it should be
held by the Courts that whenever
a mineral claim is staked and recorded, (.he future of that claim
concerns only the individual staking jt and the Government, and il
is no other person's business whether the law is complied with or not,
and any one entering upon the
claim before its reversion to the
Government has been officially declared and proclaimed b,y the Government is a trespasser, and liable
to be proceeded against as such. If
there is anything in the way of the
Courts making such a decision,
Parliament should at the next session pave the way for them to
reach it. Claim jumping must be
repressed and put down, and, as
we said before, it rests with Parliament, the Courts and the Government Agents to perforin that duty.
When Viewed   TlM'OUgh   the  Goggles of
the New Denver Sage,
The editor of the New Denver
Ledge spent a few hours in Rossland about three weeks ago, and
this is what he told the Slocanites
when he got home:
"Rossland js quiet compared to
what it was last summer, and has
got in advance of the mining industry. It has 18 hotels, many of
them first class and the balance
ordinary whiskey mills. The water in the town used for drinking
purposes contains copper anil arsenic, and is only drank by a limited number of the inhabitants.
Most of them prefer whiskey with
snakes in it to aqua pura flavored
with arsenic and copper.
"Three papers are published here.
Pratt has not moted yet, but Ross
has gone to Oregon to fix up things
on the farm. The other papers are
in charge of two live Yankees, who
will probably work themselves to
death in the interest of American
"R. W. Northey has acquired an
interest with Pratt. He is the only
citizen on the Rossland press,
which is quite a distinction in a
British country.
' "The moral people are agitating
for the removal of the Whitechapel
denizens to a more secluded section. At present the damsels of
the red curtain sisterhood tire
clustered in little shacks on Sour
Dough Alley, in the center of the
town, which does not improve the
price of real estate.
"Quite a number of men have
made strikes this year upon little
capital and much nerve. One man
from Butte with a good reputation
as a rustler but little money,
bought a property and gave his
cheque on a Butte bank for $">,-
000. He took chances upon making a turn by reaching Butte he-
fore the cheque. He got there,
made the deal and hail the money
in the bank when the check arrived. This is one instance where the
slow mail service was a benefit
instead of a less, as is generally
the case."
In speaking of Trail he says:
"Like Rossland this is a cheap
town. It is too near Spokane to
be anything else.
"A brijzht paper is published
here. The editor calls Marpole,
Maypole and Sir Joe Trutch,
Truth, but he will get over that
after awhile."
Se,e Hunter Bros., K. & Co., for
wool boots, German box and overshoes. Winter foot-wear of all
All work guaranteed,
fred j. squire,
Merchant Tailor.
Nelson, 13. C.
A choice  collection  of  worsteds
serges and tweeds always on hand
Cef~   a sfaction Guaranteed, ""•§
Home-made Biusad, Pies, etc.
Undertaker & Embaimer,
Undertaking Parlors
Preparation Room,
Columbia Ave, East of Washington Street,
nternationa! Hotel,
The most elegantly furnished
rooms in the city.
press WW seek. * * * mi m wm mm,
Travellers and Miners will find the House a
pleasant Home.
We have just receive^
which we will sell
Cheaper for Cash
Than ANY HOUSE in Rosssland,
Balfour Trading Co., ^T^fSr"1
Good Saddle or Pack Horses
led Star Stables.
We make a specialty of sending horses to Trail and North-
port.   We get them back.   No feed bill.
Northport, Wash. E,ossland, B.C.
CHICAGO, 111.,   U. S. A.
JSpE Makers~of "Mining
""■y^hr"* iviaciiiiiei y ■
Concentrators,   Stamp Mills,
Send for Catalogue A. Certificate of Improvements.
"alberta" mineral claim.
Situate in the Trail Creek Mining Division of West Kootenay District. Where located: South and
joining the Iron Colt Claim.
Take Notice that I, A. S. Far-
well, as agent for Daniel M. Drum-
heller, No. 61,398, intend, sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply
to the Gold Commissioner for a
certificate of improvements, for the
purpose of obtainig a Crown grant
of tiie above claim.
And further take notice, that adverse claims must be sent to the
Gold Commissioner and action
commenced before the issuance of
such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 9th day of November, 1895.
14-11-95 A.S. FAR WELL.
Certificate of Improvements.
"deer park" mineral CLAIM.
Situate in the Trail Creek Mining Division of West Kootenay District. Where located : About oni
mile southwest from Rossland.
Take Notice that I, A. S. Farwell,
as agent for Frederick A. Mulhol-
land, No. 59,500, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to
the Gold Commissioner for a certificate of improvements, for the pur
pose of obtaining a Crown grant of
the above claim.
And further take notice, that adverse claims must be sent to the
Gold Commissioner and action commenced before the issuance of such
certificate of improvements.
Dated  this first day of November, 1895.
7-11-95 A. S. FARWELL.
Certificate of Improvements.
. Situate in tlieTrH.il Creek Mining
division of West Kootenay District.
Where located : North <>f and adjoining the War Eagle claim.
Take Notice that I, A. S. Farwell,
as agent for Thomas L. Savage, No.
57,051, and William Austin; No.
1)2,127', intend, sixty day's 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
And further take notice, that adverse claims must be sent to the Gold
Commissioner and action commenced before the issuance of such
certiticate of improvements.
. Dated this fourth day of November, 1895.
7-11-95 Ai Si FARWELL.
Certificate of Improvements.
■ Situate in the Trail Creek Mining
Division of W^st Kootenay .District
Where located : Lying west of the
f-Iomestake'j east of the Climax;
south of the Fire Fly and north of
the Hattie Brown mineral claims.
Take Notice that I, E. K. Brig-
man, free miner's certificate No.
.('•2,285, intend, sixty days from tin
Hate hereof, to apply to, the Gold
Commissioner for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose oi oi,
tabling n Crown grant of tiie above
And further take notice, that adverse claims must be sent to the Gold
Commissioner and action commenced before the issuance of such
certificate of improvements.
I Dated this twentieth day of October, A. D. 1895.
Snipping Work a Speoialty.
Reserve.Street, Rossland.
.   Go to the Leland for a first-class
25c. luncheon. *
Stoves of all kinds at bed-rock
prices. See Hunter Bros., K. &
NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned will, at the expiration nf thirty
days, apply to the Stipendiary Magistrate oi
West Kootenay district, for a license to sell
liquor at retail at the Bay View Hotel, in the
town of Trail. JOHN CALLAHAN.
October 21st, 1895.
Situate in Trail Creek Mining Division of
Kootenay District of Uritish Columbia, When
located: On the north side and adjoining Ihe
Oood Hope mineral claim and the south side of
the Ontario mineral claim.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Finimore Melbourn
McLeod, free miner's certificate No. 61,479, intend, sixty days from the dale hereof, to apply
to the Hold Commissioner for a certificate of
improvements, for the purpose of obtaining n
Crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice, that adverse claims
must be sent to the Oold Commissioner and
action commenced before the issuance of such
certiticate of improvements.
Dated this 17th October, A.D. 1895.
F. M. McI.EOD.
Situate in the Trail Creek Mining Division
of West Kootenay District and located north
of, and adjoining the Monte Ohristo Mineral
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. A- Kirk, acting as
agent for Louis Udnainan, Free Miner's certificate No, G0,3£5, and Charles Schmidt, Free
Miner's certiticate No. 60,384, intend, sixty (60)
days from the date hereuf, to apply to the Gold
Commissioner for a certiticate 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 Gold Commissioner and
action commenced before the issuance of such
certiticate of improvements.
Dated this 21th day of October: 1895( at Ross-
laud, II. C. J. A. KIRK
Certificate of Improvements.
Situate in Trail Creek Mining Division of
Kootenay District of British Columbia. Where
located: On the west side of Red Mountain, in
the said mining division.
TAKE NOTICE that I, F. M. McLeod, of the
town of Rossland, in Kootenay District ol
Uritish Columbia, acting as ugent for Theodore F. Trask, free miner's certiticate No. 5717),
Joseph Almoure, free miner's certificate No.
0072W, Joseph Drown, free miner's certificate
No. 01201, and Walter L. Lawry', free miner's
certificate No. 57231, all of the said town ot
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 claim-
must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and
action commenced before the issuance of sucli
certificate of improvements.
Dated this 3rd day of October, 1895.
Certificate of the Registration of a Foreign
'Companies Act,"  I'akt IV.', and Amending
Registered the 1st day of August, 1895.
I hereby Certify that I have this day registered
the " Uritish - American Mining Company"
(Foreign) under the "Companies Act," Part
IV., Registration of Foreign Companies, and
Amending Acts.
The head otlice of the said Company is situated at the city of Butte, State of Montana,
U. S. A.
The objects for which the Company is established are; To engage in, do and carry on any
and nil kinds of mining, milling, reducing, re-
lining and treating of ores and minerals and
any other commercial business; to purchase or
otherwise acquire, own, hold, rent, mine, develop', improve, work, deal it'., lease, sell, convey or otherwise dispose of mines and mineral
lands, townsites or town lots, blocks, or any
subdivisions thereof; electric light or power
pi.'nts, roads, tramways, or any other means
of c inveyanee and transportation] to acquire
by purchase, or otherwise dispose of, stocks or
shares of stocks of,other incorporated companies, and bonds, negotiable Instruments, and
other obligations and securities; with power to
the Company to endorse and guarantee any
bonds; negotiable instruments; or,otlier obligations dealt in or sold by it, or which may be or
may have been made or issued by itny corporation In which this Company may own a majority of ,the stock;,to acquire, buy., own, hold,
sell, exchange and deal in any and all kinds of
merchandise, perspnal propqrty a,nd real,estate
wheresoever within the Slate of Montana or
elsewhere without said state; to lend money
for profit and ,to take, hold and realize Upon
securities therefor; to borrow money jor the
business of the Company an,d to give, see'j"lty
iherefor; and for the purpose of raising money
necessary for the transaction' of the business of
the Company or of any of its .business or the
acquisition of properly; to execute bonds, debentures, promissory notes or ot'tci evidences
of indebtedness, and to secure the same by
mortgage or pledge of all or uny part,of the
property of the Company real or personal; to do
business on commission and to act as agent or
attorney of or for other persons or corporations
in the doing or transacting of any business
which this Company may or can do or carry on
for itself; to carry on any other business or to
do any other thing In connection with tho objects and purposes above mentioned that may
be necessary or proper to successfully ncoom
pllsh or pr.mio.te said objects and purposes;
to,construe, ami operate ditches, canals] dains,
and other means of conveying and utilizing
water for irrigation purposes; to purchase,
hold, develop, improve, use, lease, sell or convey, or otherwise dispose of, water powers and
the sites thereof and lands necessary or useful
therefor or for tho industries and habitations
arising or growing up or to arise orgrow up in
connection witlfor about the same. The capital stock of the said Company is live hundred
thousand dollars, divided into live hundred
thousand shares of the par value of one dollar
Given under my hand nnd seal of oliice at Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this
first day of August, one thousand eight
hundred and ninety-live.
[L.B.] S. Y. WOOTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
For choice groceries go to Hunter
Bros., K. & Co.—Adv.
The Leland puts up an excellent
menu for 25c. *
Wool blankets, quilts and mattresses, at Hunter Bros., K. & Co.
New Fall and Winter
Ladies   are  requested to call and
examine my stock.
Over Bigelow's Store.
Mrs, Helen Varker.
Sells   on  Commission.
A. Nelson.
Cabinetmaker & Turner.
and Job Work.
Stn "Wi Hunter''
Loaves New Denver  daily
for all points on Slocan
Slocan Trading I Navigation Inmj,
Spokane Falls
Nelson I Fort Sheppard Railway,
Daily   {except   Sunday]   between
Spokane and Northport.
Tri-Weekly between Northport and
I.'ve 8-43 ii. in. NELSON  Air. 5'fcS 1>. in.
ON Jlrai.'a Wcdncs.'s nnd Frl 's trains will run
through to Spokane; arrlvllig there Bane
day, Returnlrtgwlji Leave*Spokane at 7
a, ni. on-Tuos's Thurs's amdSatur's; arriving at
Nelson at 6:26 p.m.same day, making close connections with Steamer Nelson for al ooKtenay
lake points.
Passengers for ■■■■■ River nnd Boundary
Creek Connect.at Marcus with singe on Moil-
days, Wednesdays, Thursdays and  Fridays.
Passengers for Trail Creek mines connect ot
Northport with stage Daily.
Columbia & Kootenay Ry.
Taking effect Friday, July 26, 1895,
cancelling all former time tables.
ro M M
©       CO       <£>
q    ti    e
5    ci    55
8  8  8
♦Flag station.
Train No. 1 awaits arrival of Str. Alberta al
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 Uobson.
The Company reserves the right to change
the time trble without notice.
Pacific standard and '21-hour system adopted.
J. HAMILTON; Trainmaster and Agent,
Nelson; B.C.
Great Northern
The Snort Fast Im Route,
Seattle, Victoria,
Vancouver'A Puget
Sound, and all Pacific Coast Points, St.
Paul, Chicago and Points Beyond
Modern Equipment.    Rock-ballast
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 llonner's Ferry	
For maps, tickets, nnd complete informatio,,
call on Agents C. & . S. Nav. Co ; K.& F. S. r'y"
or   C. O. Diyon, Gen. Agenl, Spokane, Wash.
F. I. WHItnkV, G. P. & T. A., St. Paul, Minn.
F. T, Abbott, Travelling Freight .t Passengei
Agent, Spokane, Wash.
Canadian Pacific R
REVELSTOkE   time   table.
Atlantic EX]>re6R arrives IO; 1.0 dully.
Pavlflc        " ■»      17*10     "
C. & K. S. N. Co.,
T11WK    TABLES    NO.    8.
Taking effect Monday, November 11,1895.
Nelson-Kaslo route—Str. Nelson.
 Monday 3 a.m.
5'30 p.m Tuesday	
2 80 p.m... Wednesday ... .3 a. m.
5'30 p.m.. . . Thursday 8 a. m,
5!iO p.m Friday 3 a. m.
5'80 p.m.. . . Saturday 8 a. in.
Connecting on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with N & FS railway for Kaslo and laku
points. Connecting on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with N & F 8 r'y for Spokane.
Close connections with Columbia & Kootenay
r'y at Nelson for points north 4 south.
Bonner's Ferry route—Str. Nelson
Leaves Kaslo for llonner's Ferry at 3 a. m. on
Leaves Nelson for llonner's Ferry at 8 a. m. on
Leaves llonner's Ferry al 2 a.m. on Tuesday,
for Pilot Hay, Nelson, Alnsworth and Kaslo.
Connect* Willi east and west-bound trains om
the Great Northern  Railway.
Revelstoke route—Str. Nakusp.
Leaves Wigwam for NakUsp nnd Robson, Mon
dnys and Thursdays at 7 p. m.
Leaves Kobson for Nakusp, Wigwnm and Can-
adain Pacific Railway points (casl and west)
on Tuesdays and Fridays at 0 p. ni.
Connection is made at iiohsou with C & K
R'y for Nelson and with Steamer "Lytton" foi
Trail Creek and Northport.
Trail Creek-Robson route—Lytton,
Leaves Trail creek for Robson on Tuesdays and
Fridays at 10 a. ra.
Leaves Robson for Trail creek on Tuesdays and
Fridays' at 4 p. m.
Connects at Robson with Steamer "Nakusp"
for Nakusp and Revelstoke, and with  V. & K
R'y for Nelson and Kootenay Lake points.
Northport-Trail Creek—Str. Lytton
Leaves Trail creek for Northport on Mondays:
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in
6 a. m.
Leaves Northport for Trail creek on Monday.-:
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at
1 p. ni.
Connects lit North pott, with S. F. & N. R'y for
The company reserves the right to chang.
this schedule lit any time without notice.
For full information as to tickets, rates, etf-.
apply at the company's olli'ces, Nelson.
Secretary. Manager.
Pacific R. &
St. Paul, Minneapolis Duluth',
Fargo; Grand Forks, Crookstdnj
Helena and Butte'.
Chicago,  Washington,
Philadelphia,   New York,
Boston and all Points   east,   West
and B'outh.
Cheapest, most reliable and safe route to Mon I
treal, Toronto; St' Paul, Chicago, New York and !
Boston, Rales $;l tojlll lower than anv other'
Specially fitted Colonist cars, in charge of a!
norior, 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 I
Via the C. P. R.
Full and reliable information given by applying to
Asst. Gen. passenger Agent)      Local agent,
Vancouver, Revelstoke.
For information, time cards, map'f
and tickets, call on or write
II. G. Ftimmei,, T. P. agent,
Nelson, B. C.
F. D\ Gibbs, General agent,
Spokane, Wash.
or A. D. Charlton',
asst. Gen. Pass, agent,
Portland, Oregon
Ladies5 Furnishing Goods.
A Full Line of Finishing Goods for Dressmakers
i** POULTRY, Live or Dressed, always on hand*
Toronto Mail and Empire:
"The country is just waking up
to the fact that British Columbia
is in the mining business. The development of mineral resources in
that province excites surprise more
on account of the comparatively
advanced stage to which it has
been carried than because the results have been encouraging It
was always believed that the province was rich in mineral, but until
very recently it was not generally
known that any considerable mining enterprises were on foot there.
If operations had been carried on
in secret the development of the new
industry could scarcely have been
more noiseless. There was no
l)oom. All creation was not invited to rush in and snatch a part of the
treasure while there was yet time.
The revival of mining was a thorough, business-like, hum-drum affair. Rich deposits were found,
and their development was begun.
The first ventures being found to
be profitable, others were started.
The start was probably as much
due to the very inertia of industry
in general as to the tempting prospects, for it was made when the depression was at its worst. Under
these quiet auspices the mining
business was brought probably all
the way through its experimental
stage. It seems, at all events, to
be now launched among our permanent industries. The first striking outward sign of its existence
was an agitation for the obtaining
of a bounty on silver-lead bullion,
the product of native ores smelted
within the country. The bounty
was granted in the last session of
Parliament, and the work of building smelters vvas at once begun.
Lacking smelters of our own, the
ore had to be shipped to Spokane
br some other point in the United
States to be refined. The smelting
of the ore within the district of
production will notonly keep that
labor within the country, but will
hlso increase activity at the mines.
Another thing called for by the
mining camps is the running of
railways into their country. The
Controller of Customs, who visited
the Kootenay district some weeks
ago, was surprised at the busy life
he found there. Towns have sprung
up where six months ago there was
only a site. Rossland started last
gummer with almost nothing, and
has how 2,000 people. .Most of the
mining population citme from the
United States, and owing to that
Tact, and to the additional fact
that the silver-lead ores were chipped to the United States, a considerable trade has sprung up between
the camps and one or two American towns near the coast. So quiet
has been the growth of the district
in productiveness and population
that until a month ago it was not
dreamt even in Vancouver that its
trade was worth looking after.
Members of the Board of Trade of
that city having paid a visit then,
they were astonished at its progress
and, of course, began at once to
cultivate its trade. The farmers of
the Northwest seem to have become
aware of the opening up of the
Kootenay as early as any outsiders.
They have found a receptive market for the sale of butter, cheese,
pork, beef, poultry, eggs, flour, etc.
Its continued growth will be of
great benefit to the agricultural
industry of the adjacent Territories,
and of British Columbia itself.
Silver, lead, copper, galena and
gold are the chief minerals now
mined. The result" are attracting
the attention of capitalists in both
the United States and Great Britain. The premier of British Columbia, recently back from a visit
to London, stated in interviews at
Montreal artd other points on his
way overland, that British investors were placing their money in
several properties in the Kootenay
district. This summer the country
was visited by several persons representing British capitalists. And
it is now reported that a very strong
company has been formed in London to develop mineral lands of
which it has obtained control in
the province. Kaslo, Ainsvvorth,
Slocan and several other of the
older camps had a severe setback
when the price of silver took such
a long drop two years itgo, but they
are now having a second birth."
Church and Sunday-School.
Presbyterian services will be held
on Sunday as follows: Morning at
11, evening 7.30; Sunday-school 12
noon.    J. E. Wallace, pastor.
Methodist Church.—Morning
service, 10.30; Sabbath-school, 2.30
p.m.; evening service, 7. Prayei
meeting Wednesday evenings at
7.30 standard time.   T. Gee, pastor.
Rossland will be ISritisli Columbia's
Chief Mining City.
"All indications are that Rossland will be the largest town in the
interior of British Columbia. It
will be such another town as was
Virginia City, Nevada, and Lead-
ville, Colorado, and such as is
Butte, Montana, today. Like these
three cities, it is built on mines;
mines are all around it. Its population will be largely made up of
men who work in the mines
Within two miles of Rossland are
mines that will employ 5000 miners within three years; and 5000
miners means a population .if 20,-
000. The site is a good one for a
large city; no better one could be
found at so high an altitude. 'Ihe
town is not building up too rapidly;
it is being built substantially. The
men who are making money by
operating the mines are putting
some of their winnings into enterprises like water and electric light
works. This week Patsy Clark
and John A. Finch, with their associates, put fifty men at work to
construct water works, and a force
has been at work fur smne time
erecting poles and stringing wire
for electi'ic light works. Rossland
is to be British Columbia's chief
mining center as sure its the sun
shines on it every day ill the
year."—Nelson Tribune.
Arrival and Eepirturo of Hails at llossland.
Mails for despatch are closed at this oliice as
For Spokane—0.30 a.m. dally.
"   Victoria—(U10 n.in.  Tuesdays;  Thursdays
and Saturdays.
"   REVEtSTOKE and C P. K. points—T.30 a.m.
Tuesdays and Fridays.
"   Trail—7.80 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.
"   Nelson, via Trail—7.80 a.m. Tuesdays and
■        Fridays.
"   Nelson, viii Nbhhport—fl.80 a.m. Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays.
Mails arriving at this oliice are due as follows:
From Spokane—fi 1.1 p.m. daily.
" Victoria—fi.IS p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays
and Saturdays.
" Revelstoke—7.HO p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.
"    Tp.aii 7.:» p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.
" Nelson, via Trail—7.30 p.m. Tuesdays and
" Nelson; via Northport—7.15 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Oliice hours 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m.
to 12 noon.
W. Wadus, p.m.
Come One, Come All,
Give Burwell a Call.
Try his Clam Chowder, only
10c, a bowl,
Pie and Coffee 10 cents*
DINER, 12 TO 4 P.M., 25 CENTS.
The Waffle House
North End of Spokane Street
Largest and most complete Stock of General
Merchandise in West Kootenay*
Mining Brokers and Agents,
48 Columbia Avenue.
Fine Brands § Ci&rars
We are also an
Help Furnished Free.
mim it mis imm si,
All Ready!
The Lunch Counter
Mountain View Hotel.
Meals at all hours. Short orders.
Everything in Season that the Market Affords.
Geo. McGaughey.
*   $
■3p        '^
$1,00 per day and upwards*
A. L. HOUSTON, Prop'r.
The One and Only
Pure Water Supply-
In this City,
$1.00 per tank, 25c. per barrel, 8'c. per bucket.   Delivered to an;i
part of the town'.
J. F. Castle.
Dry Goods
Boots & Shoes
Hats & Caps
Furnishing Goods
Etc., etc.,
Hunter bros., k. & co.
Rossland, B.C.
Motl., Wed., Snt. I Thursday. I Tucs., Frl.
Leave Kaslo for A Inswni 111, Pilot Bay and Nelson  8 a. Ill  j ....0 a.m.   ... 7 a. JU.
Leave Nelson lor Pilot Hay, Alnsworth and Knslo  8p. m | .... 8p.m. | ... I) p. m.
Close connection is thus made between Lake joints and nil Incoming and outgoing
trains ol Ihe C.P. K.at Nelson. The above schedule is in effeel 1(1 .May INI."., subject
to Change. .Is. Waug, Purser. GBo. P. Wayward, Master.
Red Mountain Stage Line.
 :o:-— — %
Stage leaves Rossland at 7 a.m.,
Arriving at Northport at 10.30 "
Leaves NORTHPORT After Arrival of Train'.
Arriving at Rossland at 5 p.m.


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