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Vol 111.
No. 1^.VV       ROSSLAND, B.C., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1895.
$2.00 a Year.
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CAPITAL   ltlSADY
Cor the  Immediate   Construction   of an
Electric Light Plant and  Water
Works at Kussland.
To Louis Blue belongs the credit
of having been the first to enlist
capital for the purposes indicated
in the heacfing of this article. Mr.
Blue has boen quietly at work for
several weeks and on Wednesday
received a letter from W. S. Norman, a Spokane capitalist, manager af the Washington Water Power
Company, and all the street rail-
Way lines in Spokane, from which
we are permitted to make the following extracts:
Spokane, Wash.,
Oct, 38, 189.5.
Louis Blue,
Rossland, B. C.
With reference to the matter of
the installation of a light and water plant at Rossland, I think that
I have shown you that sufficient,
capital is at hand to carry the
project through immediately. We
should propose to instal a plant
of 1,300 incandescent lights and
35 arc lights of the most modern
$nd improved plan, and while we
recognize that thifi is more than is
required tp-day, we have faith in
the growth of the town. The wafer
plant would be built in first-class
shape, and will be figured on a capacity of li00,000 gallons per diem,
and will give ample tire protection
to the city!
*******
Lay this matter before your
friends. If they are anxious for a
water plant and a good electric
light plant we will put it in and at
a cost of between $25,000 and $30-
000. If we can be assured of protection, we will order the plant immediately and commence work.
Very truly yours,
W. S. Norm an.
On the following day Mr. Blue
received another letter from Mr.
Norman stating that Messrs. Finch,
Clark and Kingsbury would be associated with him in the enterprise,
ftnd together they would hold three-
fourths of the stock. Messrs. Blue
and Wharton will hold the other
fourth,
Here are capitalists who are
ready to put in a. plant that wiil
be a great benefit and a credit to
the people of Rossland, but they
will not do so unless assured of
the unanimous support of our citizens. They are met at the outset
with the fact that other parties
have applied for a charter and are
digging holes and setting poles in
the street, for the purpose of stringing electric wires upon them. Others, still, talk about getting a chaiv
J,er for Dan McGillivray, but as it
took Dan two years to build the
Nakusp & Slocan railway and he
lias a similar job on hand now at
Arrow Lakes, it is doubtful whether Rossland people want to wait on
his movements. Immediate action
is what Rossland wants, and the
men who, with ample capital at
their command, and a readiness to
act immediately, should find every
obstruction removed and the people
a unit in their Bupport. These
gentlemen give assurance that their
rates for water and light service
will not be greater than is charged
in Spokane—a rate much lower
than was to have been expected in
& mountain, mining town.
Will the citizens of Rossland let
this opportunity go by, or will they
give the reasonable guarantee required?   Consider.
Stoves of all kinds at bed-rock
prices. See Hunter Bros., K. &
06.—A<Jv.
Before the Magistrate.
On Monday, Oct. 28, before His
Honor W. M. Newton, J.P.
Michael Sullivan was charged
with threatening to do grievous
bodily harm to one James  Smith.
It seems that Smith and Sullivan
had had previous trouble, which
was brought to a climax on the
25th of October, when the two met
and Sullivan assaulted Smith with
an ax. Smith brought two witnesses who corroborated his statements. Mr. Glass for Smith, Sullivan defending himself.
Michael Sullivan vs. Jas. Smith.
This was a counter action
brought by Sullivan, who charged
Smith with committing an assault
on him on the night of September
21st.
According to Sullivan's evidence
Smith waylaid plaintiff on the
road west of the custom house,
where the two engaged in a rough-
and-tumble fight, during which
Sullivan charges Smith with either
stabbing him with a knife or cutting him with a sharp rock about
the head and shoulder. Sullivan
called one John P. Hill as a witness who testified that Sullivan
came to his cabin on the night of
the assault covered with blood, and
bleeding badly from wounds on the
head; he also noticed three cuts on
plaintiff's shoulder. Defendant
Jas. Smith told a very different
story. He alleges that on the
night in question, while on the way
to his cabin someone from behind
struck him two blows and felled
him to the ground. He fought as
best he could until a passer-by appeared, when he broke away. He
claims to have used no knife or
weapon whatever.
His Honor stated that he would
like to hear more evidence before
coming to a decision, and adjourned both cases until this (Friday)
evening.
The case of Lawry vs. Keefe, a
charge of obtaining goods under
false pretences, was also adjourned
iinjil to-day. It appears that on
Sept. 5th last Keefe went to the
Cash Grocery, of which Mr. Lawry
is manager, and obtained goods to
the amount of $130, for the purpose, as he stated, of running his
boardjng-house at the War Eagle.
Keefe had since paid about $35 of
the debt. Mr. McLeod appeared
for complainant and Mr. Glass for
defendant.
AliOVNII   VHJi   CITY.
Several families have arrived in
town during the weak.
Three railway surveying crews
in and about Rossland.
Good two-bit meals are the rule
in nearly  all of the eating houses.
The south half of blocks 25, 30
and 39 are selected for C.P.R. depot
grounds.
Mr. Pacquin and Miss Dougherty
were married at the Methodist parsonage last evening.
Hallowe'en last night, and the
pranks of the small boys were exasperating to some people.
Chinamen in Rossland have been
seen to pick up white children and
carry them into their shacks. Parents should be on their guard.
The building now used for school
purposes is too cojd. It wijl require
an expenditure of $125 to make it
comfortable. How is the money to
be raised?
Wool blankets, quilts and mattresses, at Hunter Bros., K. & Co.
—Adv.
The front of the Allen House has
lately been receiving great attention at the hands of Harry Beatty
the painter, and now presents a
neat appearance in light stone-
color with white window frames.
The same artist did the painting
and varnishing of the office and
bar-room created by the recent
structural alterations in the hotel.
THE   KOSSLAND   RAILWAY.
Head Hi* Catechism.
A Rossland hotel keeper, finding
business a little dull one day,
whiled away the time by looking
over a box of old books that he
had brought from the east.
Among the books was a catechism
and confession of faith that he had
studied in his youth. He took
them out and read. Many passages were familiar to him. It was
like meeting long lost friends. Next
day he read his catechism in the
bar-room—taking up the book
between drinks — but somehow it
didn't fit well with the surroundings. As he laid the catechism
down to pour out a glass of whiskey
for a drunken customer his conscience smote him. The upshot of
matter was that in less than two
weeks he sold out to his partner
and engaged in another business.
Our readers are left to decide
whether the moral is: Don't read
a catechism while selling whiskey,
or vice versa.
Go to the Leland for a first-class
25c. luncheon. *
A Good Appointment.
C. O'B- Reddin has just received
notice of his appointment as vice-
president for this district of the
Miners'Association recently formed
at Spokane, with head-quarters in
that city. The public is already
acquainted with the history and
objects of this organization. Mr.
Reddin's extensive acquaintance
with the mining properties of this
district and his large list of correspondents, extending as far as New-
York City, fully qualify him for
the position that has been tendered
him, and wh;ch tie acpepfs.
For choice groceries go to Hunter
Bros., K. & Co.—Adv.
The Pink  Dinner.
The pink dinner given last evening by Mrs. Kepkey of the Hotel
Windsor was an innovation in
Rossland. There was a large number of guests, who found the tables
loaded with the choicest viands.
The menu, which was printed on
pink paper, contained everything
that one could wish for, from turkey to ice cream. The decorations
of the dining room were pink, and
were very attractive, but most attractive of all (so the young men
say) were the pink-cheeked daughters of the hostess.
At the Leland all the meals are
the same price— 25c. *
Methodist Entertainment.
In the Methodist church last
evening there was an entertainment
which, although not generally proclaimed to the public at large, was
fairly well attended. After a few
crude remarks by the chairman
there were recitations by Master
Cory, Miss Greenhill and Miss
Mabel Donovan, interspersed with
songs by the choir, duets and solos.
Mrs. Cory, an intellectual lady,who
has recently come to reside in Rossland, then delivered an address
that held the close attention of the
audience throughout. The remainder of the programme, including
the collection, was soon concluded.
Selection of the Site for the Station.
The visit to Rossland last Saturday of Messrs. R. Marpole and Hy.
Abbott, divisional superintendents
of the C.P.R. in British Columbia,
was for the purpose of selecting a
?ite for the terminus of the railway
which is to be built from Robson,
on the Columbia river, to this city.
It was 10 p.m. when couriers were
despatched to the real estate offices
in search of the official registered
map p{ the townsite, but the final
selections were made and the business all completed before midnight.
The tract of ground selected consists of three half blocks on the
north side of KootenayAve. and near
the center of the city. Mr. Marpole
stated freely that his company
would build to Rossland, but he
was not prepared to say whether
work would be commenced this fall
or early next spring. Anyway,
when once commended, the road
will be pushed to a speedy completion,
The Trilby Minstrels are here
and will perform at the Opera
House to-night. The press speak
highly of this company.
PERSONALS.
Phil Aspenwall is off on a trip
to Boundary creek.
Billie Kellem has returned from
a trip to "the only city in Kootenay."
A. E. Humphrey and J. D. Far-
rell returned yesterday from Spokane.
L. F. Williams, the representative of the Trail Creek News, of
Trail, has Jeased the Record.
Luckenbel has fitted up the only
three-chair barber shop in the city
in a most attractive manner.
Geo. McL. Brown, assistant gen.
passenger agent of the C.P.R. at
Vancouver, has been in town most
of the week on a combined business
and sightseeing trip.
Col. Wharton has returned from
Spokane, and is just as wiljing to
be owner as manager of the Cliff.
He says the deal with the Barnard
syndicate was consummated at
Northport.
Mrs. Weeks and child, wife and
daughter of W. S- Weeks, of the
Rossland Fruit and Fish Mart,
arrived from Vancouver on Tuesday night, and now the boys have
to hunt up fresh quarters for their
"At Homes."
C. A. Baldwin is opening a carefully selected lot of gents' furnishing goods in his new building on
Columbia Ave, Mr. Baldwin has
been in business before, and will
take rank from the start among
the leading merchants of Rossland.
The meek-eyed and melancholy
humorist of the Slocan press, R. T.
Lowery, called at this office on
Wednesday to express his undim-
med and undying appreciation of
the Prospector and to inquire
whether a pink nose would entitle
the owner to admission to the
grand pink dinner.
Arrival and Departure of If ails at Rossland.
Mulls for despatch are closed at this oliice as
follows:
For Spokane—6,80 a.m. daily.
"   VlCTORiA-d.ilO  a.m.  Tuesdays,   Thursdays
and Saturday!.
"   Revelstoke and C.P.R. points—7.30 a.m.
Tuesdays and Fridays.
"   Trail—7.30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.
"   Nelson, via Trail—7.80 a.m. Tuesdays and
Fridays.
"   Nelson, via Northport—6.80 a.m. Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays.
MINING   NOTES.
Mails arriving at this oflice are duo as follows:
From Spokane—C.15 p.m. dally.
" Victoria—6.15 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays
and Saturdays.
" Revelstoke—7.30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays,
"   Trail—7.30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.
" Nelson, via Trail—7.30 p.m. Tuesdays and
Fridays.
" Nelson, via Northport—7.16 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Oflice hours 8a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m.
to l'J noon.
W. Wadds, P.M.
A new strike on the Georgia it
reported.
The Silver King aerial tramway
is in operation.
Copper glance has been di»-
covered in the Iron Mask.
There is an immense body of low
grade ore in the Deer Park.
A large Buffalo blower has arrived at the R. E. Lee. Other machinery is expected this week.
McLean and Walford, who hold
the bond on the Southern Cross,
are mum, but visitors to the property, which is in a good neighborhood on the south belt, say there it
plenty of ore.
Van Ness and party have returned from an exploring trip
through the Boundary Creek and
Kettle river country. They saw
some game, forded Kettle river six
times, had hair-breadth escape*
and lots of fun.
The Florence, located at the fork*
of Trail creek, owned by Dunn,
Sullivan and gtussi, is receiving
some attention. It is crossed by *
well defined ledge, along which an
open cut has been made for some
distance. The ledge carries some
gold and a large percentage of copper. The surface of the claim is
also valuable as a prospective suburb to Rossland.
The Hill Top is owned by tht
same parties as the Florence. It
is fifteen hundred feet above the
R. E. Lee. Assays from surfacs
croppings of the ledge, which is
a very strong one, give seven dollars in gold. Everyone who visits
the Hill Top forms the same opinion, viz:   It js going to be a mine,
Blunted Bondholders.
One of the three or four distinguished parties visiting Rossland
this week consists of five wealthy
gentlemen from Butte, Montana.
The party is headed by Gen. Chas.
Warren, already well known in
this city. Other members of the
party are George Holdorn, the best
criminal lawyer in Montana:
Capt. James Houtson, formerly
superintendent of the Butte & Boston Company's smelter; Geo. W,
Irwin and J. F. Beck. All are
stopping at Shaw's hotel,
A fine display of lamps at Hunter Bros., K. & Co.—Adv.
NEWS  NOTES.
Vernon will probably be made*
port of entry.
At Ashcroft a Chinaman tried to
knife an officer.
The Kaslo & Slocan Railway i«
completed to Sar.don.
The Cody townsite, Slocan, is t«
be placed on the market.
Two murderers were electrocuted
in New York, Wednesday.
State elections next Tuesday in
New York, Ohio and ten other
states.
A run of 29 days in the Cariboo
and Horsefly mines, Cariboo, produced 2,435 ounces of gold, valued
at $41,857.
Stromeyenite, bornite, erubescitc.
fahlerz, tetrahedrite and tetrahedrons are minerals which Bom'e
erudite contributor to the New
Denver Ledge handles with mystifying simplicity.
A new mining town on Harler
Creek, Montana, is named Johannesburg. That name is the first
thing the United States has borrowed from Africa since the cohl-
pulsory loan of her negro popul^'
tion over a century ago. BY   W.   1).   PRATT.
The Nelson Tribune, as usual,
quite misses tho point of the Prob-
pkctoii's arguments on the school
question.
Before Senator Chandler and ex-
Senator Dolph get so rampant they
should suggest to the U.S. Government that it pay that seal seizure
award—the non-payment of which
is a standing disgrace to the United
States.
An exchange remarks that Tom
Bentdn'B ''Thirty Years' View" is
dry reading. That all depends on
who the reader is. If he he a student of the science of government
and political economy he finds it
more interesting than a racy novel
or a rippling poem. Blaine's
"Twenty Years" and John Sherman's "Forty Years," are in the
same category.
BUSINESS MEN .SHOULD MEET.
In the absence of a municipal organization and a city council the
business men should meet togethei
in some convenient place as often
as once or twice a week to consider
ways and means to promote the
common welfare. An organization
might be formed to be known as
a Board of Trade or a Chamber of
Commerce or the whole proceeding
might be conducted informally.
There are several matters in and
about the city that need attention.
The Prospector has, from week to
week, been calling attention to
some of them, and we' are pleaseii
to note that where we liaVe speci
ally directed the attention of the
government to abuses the abuses
have, in some instance, been remedied. If the' citizens, especially
the business men, would get together and in a qu'iet, dignified
and conservative maimer consider
all matters affecting the welfare oi
the city, and firmly press their
Conclusions upofr the' government
good reSillfcs would certainly follow.
Asia. The storm center may be
found in the fact that Russia is
determined to have an open port
terminus for her Siberian railway,
and her aggressions in Corea and
China arc solely with that end in
view.
Japan has cemented her people
by war against one neighbor and
is not averse to engage in war upon
the slightest pretext with any
other country. In Russian aggression she finds the pretext and
the fleets of those two nations may
at any time encounter each other
up >n the high seas.
Great Britain is jealous of Russian movements in the east, and
will resist them by force »if" arms if
they proceed much farther, Some
iif the British colonies, however,
see no great harm in the establishing of a Russian port and a Russian city on the Pacific. It would
open up a new' market for Canadian goods, and is looked upon
favorably by many Canadians, and
the whole people of the west coast
of the United States.
Meanwhile the war clouds are
darkening. They may disperse
under the benign sunshine of moderation, or they may descend and
engulf half a dozen nations.
Church and Sundny-.Selioo.l
Presbyterian services will be held
on Sunday as follows: Morning at
11 everoug 7.30; Sunday-school 12
noon.   J. B. Wallace, pastor.
M ethodist Church.—Morning
service, 11 a. m; Sunday School.
2.30; evening,service, 7.30. Prayer
meeting Wednesday evenings at
7.30.
FOR SALE.
T IGUT SPRING WAGON, with SINGLE
I . HARNESS, cheap. Also new Winchester
liTKI.K, irititi, with re-loading outfit. Latest
model.—Apply II. Ward, Undertaker, Spokane
Street, Uosslalld.
r\R. A. S. MARSHALL,
**"' ROSSLAND, D. C.
Dentist.
All work Kunrittilced.
Want The   Property Back.
There are two or three small
properties in the district that were
bonded for a high figure and the
owners tire hoping that the bonds
will be taken up. These are the
exception. There are more instances where the owners are afraid the
hjpnd will be taken up. Go about
the hotels or along the curbstone
tuy day and you will hear the remark: "I hope they will let the
iiiue go by. The property is looking better every day, and I would
rather have it than the money."
THlM KNti!.is;i--ii>s: vssiN'u nations.
An alliance between all English-
Speaking countries was suggested
many years ago, but it is only
within recent years that it has received serious Consideration. Within the past week overtures have
been made looking toward an alliance—offensive and defensive—
Between (4rent Britain and the
United States. The Westminster
Gazette, commenting mi develop^
ments in the east, points out that
an excellent opportunity is now
Offered fot making a beginning
with what it describes aft a " Union
in higher diplomacy of the United
States and Great Britain," to which
all thinking men in the English-
speaking world so confidently look
forward. Continuing,the \Vealmin
tcr Gazette remarks; " America)
with ourselves, is a pacific power.
For years she has taken great interest in the development of Japan,
Corea and China. The interests of
John Bull an'd Brother Johnathan
are identical. Neither desires to
disturb the status quo; both wish
to get a fair share of what commercial advantages may be going."
New York papers' speak in about
the same tone. Such a contingency as a war between the two
great nations is not to be thought
of. There is, therefore, little in the
way of consummating an   alliance.
Need More Steamers.
The new steamer Nakusp is unable to cope with the amount of
freight offering on the Columbia
river, even with the aid of the
Kootenay. Though the Nakusp
makes three trips a week and her
capacity is 300 tons she has still
to leave a quantity behind at
Revelstoke. h is contemplated,
therefore, to build another new
boat. This is inward freight and
includes large quantities of machinery for the Hall mines; and for
the War Eagle and other Trail
Creek mines. The output meanwhile is increasing and the Slocan
has not yet commenced. The Trail
Creek shipments so far since the
end of June last, exceeded 11,000
tons.—Nelson Miner.
FRED J. SQUIRE,
M erci-i ant Tailor.
Nelson, li. C.
A choice  Collection  of  Worsteds
serges and tweeds always on hand
W MORTIMER,
LANDSCAPE & P9MBAII FH3TQ&&APBER
ROSSLAND, B.C.
KaV Satisfaction Guaranteed. *^KK
GEORGE R. YATES.
Groceries.PiOvlsions.etc.
Home-made Bread, Pies, etc.
BASEBALL GROUND.
THK WAB CLOUDS.
Not in years have the war clouds
been so numerous and so dark.
Those hovering on the South American coast may be passed by as not
likely to amount to much, but
there is thunder and lightning, fire
and blood in the cloud that hangs
like a pall over  the east coast of
On Kettle River.
The Midway Advance reports
that a party of prospectors spent
five' months on Kettle river, ascend*
ftig that stream 1.15 miles. Although the trip was not a successful one as regard's the discovery of
good paying phi.eer grodnd,''it may
be said not to have been barren of
result, as many line looking samples of quartz Were brought back,
taken from ledges which upon assay may be found to be of great intrinsic value and well worthy of
future attention. Besides the discovery of these quartz ledges) Mr.
Curry volunteered the information
that many line meadows were met
with on the main branch and its
feeders, and as for game, he says
that in all his experience he had
never visited any part of British
Columbia in which was to be seen
such numbers of bear, cariboo,
deer, etc., and which were it better
known and more accessible, would
undoubtedly attract a large number of sportsmen who yearly come
to the province.
An international mail service
between Marcus and Penticton is
being arranged by Inspector
Fletcher.
B. B. WHITE,
Undertaker & Embalmer,
HAS OPENED KJHST-UEASS
Undertaking Parlors
AXD
Preparation Room.
Cthmiii hi, Eist of Washington Street,
ROSSLAND, B.C.
-3
International Hotel,
FIRST-CLASS DINING ROOIVL
The most elegantly furnished
rooms in the city.
IMPORTED & DOMESTIC LIQUORS,
nm DRAUGHT BEER, * * * FOOL MD BILLIARD 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. i
SPOKANE STREET. AUGUST MARTIN, Prop'r.
IF YOU WANT
Good Saddle or Pack Horses
CALL UP THE
* Red Star Stables.
We make a specialty of sending horses to Trail and North-
port.   We get them back.   No feed bill.
DELIVERING & TRANSFERRING ANYWHERE IN THE CAMP.
DEALERS IN HAY AND GRAIN.
Northport, Wash.
Rossland, B.C.
New Fail and Winter
MILLINERY
AT VERY MODERATE PRICES.
HARTLINE & WEAVER.
Ladies are  requested to call  and
examine my stock.
Over Bigelow's Store.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
Mra. Helen Varker.
W. H. RINGER,
LICENSED mm,
Sells  on  Commission.
ROSSLAND, B.C.
Artistic
AT   THE
PROSPECTOR"   OFFICE.
HUNTER BROS., K. & CO.
HAVE  THE
Largest and most complete Stock of General
Merchandise in West Kootenay,
Dry Goods
Hardware
■p^nts & Shoes
CONSISTING OF
Groceries Furnishing Goods
Stoves Crockery
Hats & Caps Etc., etc.,
AND EVERYTHING  IN THE LIST OF
MINERS' SUPPLIES.
HUNTER BROS., K. & CO.
Rossland, B.O, I    . '
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J>eudninn   Ouloh.
About three miles above the town
of Mullan, Idaho, and running oft
to the north from the main branch
or the Coeur d'Alene river is a
deep gulch, dotted on either side
by mining claims and heavily timbered with tall tamarack and fir
trees. The name of this gulch is
Deadman, and this story has only
to do with the way it acquired its
name. The old Mullan road, which
follows up the valley of the Coeur
d'Alene and which crosses Dead-
man at its mouth, was built in tht-
days of Indian wars in the Northwest, under the direction of a captain in the regular army, John
Mullan, bv name, the work being
done by soldiers of the line. The
work was hard and the soldieir-
suffered many privations and not
a few desertions took place while
the road was building across the
Bitter Root range of mountains.
Among the deserters were three
young fellows hailihg from New
York, who joined the army after
having read yellow covered Indian
literature, and who thirsted foi
glory and for a chance to captun
a few Indian scalps. The secretary
of war was hurrying Mullan ano
Mullan was hurrying his men.
Near the summit of the Bittei
Roots, where the dividing line between the states of Idaho and Montana is located, the soldiers camped
for several weeks. Here the young
New Yorkers deserted, taking with
them several of the officers' horses.
and striking off to catch up an old
Indian trail they knew of further
north towards the British Columbia boundary. They tool
neither arms nor ammunition,
their total equipment consisting ot
their knives, an axe, A tent, a few
cooking utensils, and blankets. I1
was in the fall of the year, and tht
snows, which fall early in thai
high mountain region, had already
begun.
The sufferings of tile deserteri-
from hunger and cold can hardly be
imagined. Miles itwsiy from any
habitation, without means of killing any g'arriti', til which plenty
roamed the hills, and not being acquainted with the country, they be:
came demoralized. One horse was
killed for food, and others go;
away. Of course, as soon as tin-
absence of the fugitives was noted
by Captain Mullan, a pursuing
party was made up and started
out after the fugitives. The i>ur-
suers lost the trail many times, finally striking the trail of the two
stray horses they wandered on until
they came upon them over in Montana at Horse Plains, \vhe*e a half
breed Indian told the sergeant in
command that the hores strayed in
with his band, riderless. After recovering the animals the party returned over the same route and on
the way back to camp, they were
attracted to a thicket by the Sound
of unearthly shouts and groans.
Here they found two of the deserters, stark crazy and almost famished from hunger and exposure;
the third lay dead near the bones
of the horse, his remains horribly
mutilated by wild beasts.
They buried him there, and that's
how Deadrnan gulcii got its name
—H. C. P., in Outburst.
Tried to Capture the Convention.
A correspondent of the Advance,
writing from Spokane, has the following to say regarding the mining
convention recently held in that
city: "The Miners' Convention
was called ostensibly for the purpose of forming a permanent organisation, and also talking over any
changes necessary in the mining
laws. Everything went along
imoothly until the matter of the
Northern Pacific's attempt to get
possession of the mineral lands
lilong its line was brought up,
w'hen, as usual, John L. Wilson,
the U. S. Senator from this state,
appeared as counsel for the railway
and took up the time of the meeting to further the interests of the
Northern Pacific and incidentally to
call attention to the political greatness of the great John L. When
this political clap-trap ceased the
meeting adjourned sine die, the
leading mining men feeling that
nothing of importance could be accomplished if the meeting were to
be tnrned into a political convention.
APPLICATION FOR LIQUOR LICENSE.
NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned will, at the expiration of thirty
days, apply to the Stipendiary Magistrate of
West Kootenay district, for a license to seli
liquor at retail at the Day View Hotel, in the
town of Trail. JOHN CALLAHAN.
October '21st, 1895,
Certificate of Improvements.
'BUCKEYE"   MINERAL  CLAIM.
Situate in tile Trail Creek Mining Division
of West Kootenay District and located nortl
of, and adjoining the Monte Christo Mineral
Claim.
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. A. Kirk, acting its
agent for Louis Licniunan, Free Miner's cci tili-
cate No, 60.8&5, and Charles Schmidt, Free
Miner's certillcate No. CO,381, intend, sixty (lit),
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 tho above Claim.
And further take notice, that adverse clainn
must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and
uctidn commenced before the issuance of such
cerliiicate of improvements.
Dated this 24th day of October, 1895, at Rossland, 11. C. " J. A. KIRK.
•Certificate of Improvements
"DEFENDER'   MINERAL  CLAIM.
Situate in Trail Creek Mining Division oi
Kootenay District of British Columbia. Where
located; On the west side of Red Mountain, it.
the said mining division.
TAKE NOTICE that I, F. M. McLeod, of tin
town of Rossland, in Kootenay District ot
itrttish Columbia, noting as agent for Theodore F. Trosk, free miner's certificate No, 57171,
Joseph Almoure, free miner's certificate No.
iiti7'2b, Joseph. Brown, free miner's certiticat.
So. tiliOl, and Walter L. Lawry, free miner'
certilieate No. 67281, all of the said town o,
ilossland, intend, sixty days from the dale
hereof, to apply to the Gold Commissioner foi
a certificate of improvements, for the purpos*
of obtaining a Crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice; that adverse claim
must be sent to the Gold Commissioner am
action commenced before the issuance of suci
eertiticate of improvements.
F. M. MCLEOD.
Dated this 3rd day of October; 1895.
No. 181
Certificate of the Registration of a Foreign
' CoNMNiiss act)" Part iv., /nd amesmn.
ACT8.
1 BRITISII-AMELICAN   MINING COMPANY'
(Foreign).
Registered the 1st day of August, 1895.
I hereby certify that 1 have this day registered
the " British - American Mining Company'
(Foreign) under the "Companies Act," Par
i\'., Registration 6t Foreign Companies, and
Amending Acts.
The head oflice of the said Company is sli-
ualcd atthe city of Butte, State of Sionlaiu.,
U. S. A.
The objects for which the Company is established ure: To engage in, do and carry on any
and all kinds of mining, milling, reducing, rc-
lluing and treating of ores and minerals am
any other commercial business; to purchase oi
otherwise acquire, own, hold, rent, mine, develop, improve, work, deal in, lease, sell, convey or otherwise dispose of mines and minora
lands, townsites or town lots, blocks, or an;
subdivisions thereof; electric light or powet
plants, roads, tramways, or any other mean*
of conveyance and transportation; to acquire
by purchase, or otherwise dispose of, stocks ot
shares of slocks of other incorporated companies, and bonds, negotiable instruments, and
other obligations and securities; with power te
the Company to endorse and guarantee au>
bonds, negotiable instruments, or other obligations dealt fu or sold by it/or which may be or
may have been made or issued by any 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/personal property and real estate
wheresoever within the Slita of Montana, or
elsewhere without said statef to lend money
for profit and to take, hold and realize upon
securities therefor| to borrow- money for the
business of the Company and to give seeurii}
therefor; 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 property; to execute bonds, debentures, promissory notes or other evidences
of Indebtedness, and to jccure the same by
mortgage or pledge of all or any 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 the objects and purposes, above mentioned that may
be necessary or proper to successfully acoom-
pllsh or promote said objects and purposes;
to construct and operate ditches, canals, dams,
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 the industries and habitations
arising or growing up or to arise or grow up in
connection with or about the same. The capi-
'tal stock of tho said Company is live hundred
thousand dollars, divided into five hundred
thousand shares of the par value of one dollar
each.
Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this
first day of August, one thousand eight
hundred and ninety-five.
[L.8.] S. Y. WOOTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
Wm. R. Beatty,
CAE    'ZT-MA     .n
i
Pictures Framed, Furniture Repaired,
and General Jobbing,
Don't forget the place—
SOUTH SIDE RESERVE STREET, ROSSLAND.
Columbia & Kootenay Ry.
-:o:-
Go To
WARD'S,
HEAD OF SPOKANE STREET,
FOR  FINE
Bar Fixtures*
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AND
CABINET WORK.
XJrJBERXAKINO.   -   EMBALMING.
CASKETS & COFFINS
ON HAND.
A. Nelson.
Cabinetmaker & Turner.
FURNITURE  REPAIRED.
Oarpentering
and Job Work.
Cor. WASHINGTON and RESERVE STS.,
ROSSLAND, B.O
CJTSLOCAN LAKE;
Str. "W> Hunter"
CAPT. ESTABROOKS, MASTER.
Leaves New Denver  daily
for all points" on Slocan
Lake.
(SUNDAY EXCEPTED.)
ine & navigation ta
Spokane Falls
& NORTHERN RAILWAY.
Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway.
ALL HAIL T3
Daily    [except   Sunday]   between
Spokane and Northport.
Tri-Weekly between Northport and
Nelson.
L've 8'43 a. m. NELSON Arr. 5'U5 j). in.
'ON Jlon.'s Wcdnes.'s and Fri 's trains will run
through to Spokane, arriving there same
day.  Returning will leave Spokane ut 7
u. m. on tues's Thuxs's. andSatur's, arriving tit
Velsonat 6:25p.m.sameduy, making close connections with steamer Nelson for al ooUtenay
hike points.     ... ...
Passengers for '-. River and Boundary
Creek connect at Marcus witli stage on Mon-
; days j W.ednesd&ys,.Thursdays and Fridays,.
Passengers for Trail Creek mines connect at
Northport with stage Daily.
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 at
Nelson and connects with boat for Trail Creek
at Rohson.
Train No. 3 connects with boat for Revelstoke
at flobson.
Trains Nos. 2 and 4 will await arrival of boat
at Kobson.
The Company reserves the right to change
the time trble without notice.
Pacific standard and 24-hour system adopted.
J. HAMILTON, Trainmaster and Agent,
Nelson, B.O
Great Northern
...Rail-waY..-..
The Snort Fast Scenic Route,
, ; TO ,
Seattle,     Victoria,
Vancouver ifc  Poget
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 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, ticket?, and complete information
call on Agents C. & . S. Nav. Co ; N.& F. S. r'y
or   C. Q. DrVON, Geri. Agent, Spokane, Wash.
F. I. WiitTNtiY, G. P. & T. A., St. Paul, Minn.
F. T. Aiibott, Travelling Freight & Passengei
Agent, Spokane; Wash.
Canadian Pacific R
y-
revelstoke  time  Table.
Atlantic Express arrives 10:10 daily.
Pacific        " "      i7-''>     "
Chen pest, mostreliablo and safe route to Montreal, Toronto, St. Paul, Chicago, New York ami
Boston. Rates $3 to (10 lower than any other
route.
Specially litted Colonist cars, In charge of a
porter, for the accommodation of passengers
holding second-class tickets.
Passengers booked to and from all European
points at lowesi rates;
Low freight rates.Quick despatch. Merchants
will save money by having their freight routed
via the C. P. R.
Full and reliable information given bv applying to     •
GEO. Met. BROWN, I. T. BKEWSTElt.
Asst. Gen. passenger agent,        Local agent,
Vancouver. Revelstoke.
C. & K. S. N. Co.,
LIMITED.
TIME   TABLE   NO.   7.
In effect Monday, April 29,1MB.
Kaslo route—Str. Nelson.
LV. NELSON. LV. KASL*
 Monday 4 a. m.
540 p.m Tuesday	
4 p. m Wednesday ... .4 a.m.
.5'40 p.m,... Thursday 8 a. m.
 Friday 4 a.m.
5'40 p.m Saturday	
Connecting on Tnesenys, Thursdays and Saturdays with N & F S railway (or kaslo and lak»
points. Connecting on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with N & F s r'y for Spokane.
Close connections with Columbia A Kootenay
r'y at Nelson for points north 4 south.
Bonner's Ferry route—Str. Nelson
Leaves Nelson for Bonner's Ferry Mondays an!
Fridays at 8:30 a. m.
Leaves Kaslo for Hon tier's Ferry Mondays an*
Fridays at 4 a. ni.
Leaves Bonner's Ferry  for  Pilot liny,   NelBon,
Alnsworth and Koslo on Tuesdays and
Saturdays at 2. a. m.
Connects witli east- and west-bound trains  01
the Great Northern Railway.
Revelstoke route—Str. Lytton.
Leaves Revelstoke, southbound, Tuesdays an*
Fridays at 1 a. m. for all points in West
Kootenay and the South.
Leaves Robson, northbound, Wednesdays anO
Saturdays at 8 p. m. for all points east and west
via the C. P. R.
Northport route—Str. Lytton.
Leaves   Northport,  northbound,  Wednesday*
and Saturdays at 1 p. m.
Leaves Robson,    southbound, Tuesdays and
Fridays  at ti p. m.
Stages run, in connection with steamer, froia
Trail creek Landing to Rossland.
The company reserves the right to chang*
this schedule at any time without notice.
For full Information as to tickets, rates, et*,
apply at the company's ollices, Nelson, B. C.
T. ALLAN; J. W. TUOUP,
Secretary. Manager.
Northern
Pacific R. R,
Runs
PULLMAN SLEEPING CARS
ELEGANT DINING CARS
TOURIST SLEEPING CARS
To
St. Paul, Minneapolis Duluth,
Fargo, Grand Forks, Crookstonj
Winnipeg,
Helena and Butte',
THROUGH TICKETS
To
Chicago, Washington,
Philadelphia,   New York,
Boston and all Points  east,  tVeni
and south.
TIME SCHEDULE,
For information, time cards, maf)t
and tickets, call on or write
II. G. Stimmel, T. P. agent,
Nelson, B. C.
F. D. Gibbs, General agent,
Spokane, Wash.
or A. D. Charlton,
asst. Gen. Pass, agent,
Portland, Oregon
±J
M
ellar
VEGETABLES, NOTIONS, Etc.
Ladies' Furnishing Goods.
A Fu" ' !"" of Finishing Goods for Dressmakers.
MILLINERY,   RIBBONS   AND   SILKS.
**- POuLIRY, Live or Dressed, always on hand;
RESERVE STREET, ROSSLAND, B.C. A SteMinboat   Itaeo.
"That reminds me of a steamboat I was master of forty years
|go. It was the Jimmy Faulknor,
warned after a well-known journalist of Cincinnati. We were in the
pork and passenger trade between
Cincinnati and Louisville," remarked Sergt. Joyce. "There was
»u intense rivalry between the
fteamboat lines, and we had many
lively races. One dark night—it
was so dark that the black atmosphere could be cut with a jack-
knife—the Thomas Sherlock left
her dock about the same time that
we did, and I knew that a race
was assured. We had gone down
the river about fifteen miles when
I discovered the Sherlock's lights
off our larboard quarter. Old Bill
Gatewood was in the pilot house
and I was standing on the hurricane deck near the chimneys.
' Hello, Bill,' says I. 'Hello, Cap,'
answered Bill. ' I guess we had
better run away from that pile of
lumber over there, hadn't we Bill?'
says I again. 'I think so,' says
Bill. ' If you say so Cap, I'll turn
her loose.' ' Well, I say so,' said I.
Bill tooted the whistle and in a
second the defy was taken up by
the Sherlock. I heard the jingle
of bells in our engine room and
knew what was coming. In an instant our boat began to shake,
tremble and squirm. The roar of
steam through the 'scapepipes
could be heard ten miles. The
chimneys were red hot nearly to
the top and the fireman had to
jump overboard to cool off after
putting in a fire. I reckon we were
running forty miles an hour.
Every once in a while Bill would
toot the whistle in defiance, and
the Sherlock would answer back
just as defiantly. But to do our
level best we couldn't get away from
her. The Sherlock's lights re-
mained in about the same place
off our quarter. All night long I
paced the deck and wondered how
it was. Bill swore awfully. He
was a profane man under ordinary
circumstances, but on this occasion
he seemed to have accumulated all
the profanity he had used in bygone years, and unbottled it
in a vain attempt to relieve his
pent-up feelings. When the morning broke there was the Sherlock
with her bow Close to our wheel-
housfi. I rushed over to the side,
snd blamed if she wasn't lashed
fast to us! In the night she had
run alongside and made fast to us,
then all hands except the .pilot
turned in and went to sleep, while
we tow^d them nearly to Louisville. When old Bill Gatewood
found out how he had been imposed
(jn he took brain fever and Was in
l*ed six weeks.
OI.IIM
An Hour at Trail.
In approaching Trail from Rossland the first thing that attracts
attention is the fifty or sixty cabins half a mile above the town,
and off from the townsite.
About -twenty frame buildings
have recently been erected in the
town.
The Crown Point Hotel, a large,
two-storey building, has drawn a
portion of the business from the
old Trail Creek Hotel. Craddock
& Hoyt's hotel will be open in
about a week. The serious sickness
of Mr. Hoyt has delayed its construction. Calahan has built a
hotel on the opposite corner from
Hoyt and has applied for a license.
Thos. Wilson's large store building is also two storeys. Hunter Bros,
are building on the same street—
the second one from the river and
the longest in the town.
We noticed a block of four business rooms that the townsite company is building near the wharf.
Between the company block and
the Crown Point Hotel are two or
three business houses. One is a
hardware store and the other is a
general store occupied by H. N.
Coursier, oi Revelstoke.
Half a dozen restaurants, two
livery-barns, and shops of all descriptions go to make up the town,
and the streets, especially in the
evening, are crowded with  people.
Why all this business activity?
Because  on   the bench  land over
looking the town and the river a
Montana company is building a
one hundred and fifty ton smelter,
which it expects to have in operation before readers of this paper
sit down to their Christmas dinner.
The walls of masonry are already
in place. Bricks are being manufactured on the ground and a saw
mill is specially engaged in cutting
the timbers. Two other sawmills
in the town furnish lumber for the
trade.
Trail is to be connected with
the mines at Rossland by a tramway, the line for which has been
surveyed.
A Lhtle Too Previous*
The C.P.R. track-laying reported
in the Spokesman-Review, was on
the short spur that branches
from the Nelson-Robson line and
extends below Kootenay rapids in
the Columbia river. Not until
grading commences on the south
side of the Columbia can it be
truthfully said that work has commenced on the road to Rossland.
The Leland puts up an excellent
menu for 25c. *
Pfeifer & Waldbeser intend to
erect a large addition to the Opera
Hou^e.
See Hunter Bros., K. & Co., for
wool boots, German sox and overshoes. Winter foot-wear of all
kinds.—Adv.
ROSSLAND WATER SUPPLY.
The One and Only-
Pure Water Supply
In this City.
$1.00 per tank, 25c. per barrel, 5c. per bucket.   Delivered to any
part of the town;
ORDER AT O.K. BAKERY OR HUNTER BROS.
J. P. Castle.
Northport & Rossland Stage Line
-:o:
Stage leavfis Rossland al 7 a.m.,
Arriving at Northport at I0.3Q "
Leaves NORTHPORT After Arrival of Train,
Arriving at Rossland at 5 p.m.
THE ONLY BROKER IN ROSSLAND,
BUYS AND  SELLS
Mines and Town Property.
Agent for Mr. Ross Thompson, the Pre-emptor of Rossland,
LICENSED   CONVEYANCER,
Have me draw your legal papers.
Cowper~Gole & Johnson,
Mining Brokers and Agents,
REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE.
46 Columbia Avenue.
Beverly & Tolman.
-:o:
WAGON AND BLACKSMITHING,
HORSE SHOEING A SPECIALTY
-:o:-
THREE DOORS NORTH OP MARTIN'S HARDWARE HOUSE.
J. A. SHUPE
AT THE SIGN OF THE RED FLAG,,
COLUMBIA AVENUE.
Boots, Shoes, Underwear, Shirts
And a Full Line of
Men's Furnishings
AT   BED   ROCK   PRICES.
RAND
Jf>        "TfF
•fF 'jF'
OTEL.
BOARD   AND   ROOM
$1.00 per day and upwards.
SPOKANE STREET, NEAR COLUMBIA AVE.
A. L. HOUSTON, Prop'r.
Hartill & Hill.
MPLOYMENT   1&ENCY
Help Furnished Free?.
We also deal in a
FINE LINE OF CIGARS AND TOBACOv
FRUIT AND  CONFECTIONERY.
&E5EW n., m& sroiixm
S. S.   ALBERTA.
Mon,i Wed., snt. i Thursday. I Tucs., fH.
Leave Ratio fur Alnsworth, pilot Bay and Nelson na. m    — 9a.m. |... 7 a.m.
Leave Nelson for Pilot Day, AI us worth iin.l Knslo  :i p. in | — II ji.ni. | ... Ii j>. in.
Close connection Is thus made between I like pointt and all Incoming and outgoing
trains of the C.P. It. at Nelson. The above schedule Is In effect 1(1 May 1805, subject
to Shahge, .Is. WACO, Purser. OEo. I'\ Havwauu, Master.
FRASER*CHALMERS
CHICAGO, 111.,   U. S. A.
i   <r
Makers of Mining
"•""^t""- ivicicmnery«
Concentrators,   Stamp Mills*
VANNERS, HOISTS, PUMPS, AIR COMPRESSORS, ENGINES,.
....BOILERS.      MINE SUPPLIES.       PERFORATED   MEr"
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