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The Prospector Aug 23, 1895

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ROSSLAND,   B. C,   FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1895.
12,03 PSH YEAH,
Here is the Prospector!
Squire, the metallurgist, arrived
in town, yesterday.
Some Cripple Creek, prospectors
arrived in town Sunday.
Disinterested parties say the Ontario is looking remarkably well.
Steve Bailey. ;s elated over the
appearance of his property in the.
south side belt.
Martin's hardware store is about
completed. He is unpacking a
large stock of hardware.
Campbell's large stock of furniture occupies one of ■ the best business rooms on Columbia Ave.
Lane Gilliam is enlisting capital
in the Lardeau country, where the
galena ledges are large and rich.
Mr. Wilkie, late of the Alaska
Boundary Survey, is looking after
the interest <)f Mr. Kirk, who is
Some mining men ride out every
day to see the working of Finch's
diamond drill on the Deer. Park
mineral claim.
Prof. E. S..\Vilson, late of Calgary, is accumulating a lot of
mining property in the northern
portion of the camp.
Dave Keefe (the mustache man
from Kaslo) has five locations on
•x ledge that juts into the Columbia
river near Fort Sheppard.
Publishers of papers exchanging
with the Prospector will oblige us
and'the postal authorities as well
|>y addressing us at Rossland, B.C.
Two miles beyond the Crown
Point is a group of claims on which
Dan McGillivray anil other Van-
couverites are trying to secure a
Angus Mclntyre and Baker, old-
time packers, have their pack-train
constantly employed. They anticipate considerable raw-hiding after
A fine line of lamps
and glassware just received—Hunter Bros.,
K. & Co.
The architecture of the Kootenay
Hotel attracts much attention. The
verandah in front of the bar-room
would be a credit to any city in
the province.
Attention, Teamsters! Buy your
hay and grain at Thomas k
Smith's, Columbia Ave.
Large consignment
of Mkn's Clothing
just received at Hunter Bros., K. & Co.
The Miner man has been figuring out what the daily output of
Trail-Creek ore will be during the
months of the coming winter. He
finds that the minimum will be 250
tons a day, and that the amount
may be increased to 500 tons.
Hay, Grain and Produce at
Thomas & Smith's, Columbia Ave.
The famous Tamil-
kande Ceylon Tea at
Hunter Bros., K. & Co.
The second sitting of the County
Court holderi in llossland began on
Friday, the 18th, before his Honor
Judge Spinks. The following members of the Bar were in attendance:
Mr. Wilson, Q.C., of Vancouver;
Messrs. Bowes and Elliot, of Nelson; Mct.eod, McArlhur, Boultbee
and Leggatt, of Rossland.
In the case of Kneli-vs. Stewart,
heard last court, his Honor gave
judgment in favor of defendant, on
the ground that his license having
expired all his interest was forfeited. Mr. Glass for plaintiff, Mr.
MoArthur for defendant.
Thompton vs. Morse—Adjourned
to next court. Leggatt and Mc-
Arthur for respective parties,
Joi es vs. Cluets.—Defendant not
having been served the case was
not heard.
Topping vs. Munson and Topping vs. Dozois, in which the mineral claims Snowshoe and Southern Belle played a prominent part.
Both cases were adjourned to next
court, pending the settlement of.
the matter.    Boultbee for plaintiff.
Oppenheimer vs. Ellis.— Action
of account. Owing to the illness of
defendant the case was adjourned
till the next court. Boultbee for
plaintiff, Bowes for defendant.
Corrigan vs. Loring.—An action
to establish a title to the mineral
claim Venus. The case was tried
before a jury, and after argument
judgment was reserved, the parties
in the meantime to put in briefs.
Wilson, Q.C., and Boultbee for
plaintiff, McArthur for defendant.
'Trask et al vs. Pellant et al.--
This was an action to decide the
right of possession to the Green
Mountain mineral claim. Judgment was given for plaintiffs, the
Judge bidding that those sections
of the Mineral Act relating to the
staking of olaims*and the wording
required to be put on the posts
must be strictly complied with.
Boultbee for plaintiffs, McArthur
for defendants.
Houser vs. Corrigan.—An action
to decide the ownership of the Bismarck mineral claim. Verdict for
defendant on the ground of insu'li-
ciency of the stakes. Leggatt for
plaintiff, Boultbee for defendant.
His Honor also disposed of a
number of small debt cases.
The next sitting of the Court in
Rossland will be on October 5th.
New Postmaster.
Wm. Wadds has received notification of his appointment as postmaster at llossland. He will assume his new duties witli the good
wishes of his numerous friends in
Vancouver and this city.
Real Estate.
It is reported on the streets that
about a hundred lots have changed
hands recently, the buyers being
chiefly business men here, who are
going to put up suitable homes for
themselves. T!-,r; must give confi-
.cfehce* to outsiders.
"Yea Sir," Said Lawry.
When Mr. Lawry of the Cash
Grocery was asked by our solicitor
whether he would insert an advertisement in the Prospector his
answer was prompt and decisive.
" Yes, sir," said he, " put my advertisement in the Prospector." Our
solicitor attributes his success in
this instance to his good looks, but
we know a better reason. Mr.
Lawry came from the Slocan, has
advertised in the Prospector before
and knows by experience its value
as an advertising medium.
A good-sized row occurred in a
Railroad Street saloon yesterday
morning. It invoiced one broken
head and one broken mirror.
On the R. E. Lee and Maid .if
Frin, where Man: Gillian] is superintendent, every stroke tells in increasing the value of the property,
and every blow drives the drill
deeper into solid ore. The shaft is
being Stmk on the Maid of Erin
location close to the Lee line and is
down now HO or 70 feet. It is being
dug in a thoroughly workmanlike
manner and or full working size.
A drift is being run from the bottom of the shaft to cut into a chute
of first grade ore which has been
opened up on the R. E. Lee by an
open cut and short prof-pict tunnel.
Last Friday Mr. Gilliam sec two
men to prospecting the ledge on the
H. E, Lee running 'east from the
present working; and 550 feet east.
from the Maid of Erin shift they
found a good surface showing of a
chute of high-grade ore.
A bay window which blossomed
out yesterday adds tone to Railroad Ave.
Job Printing done at the Prospector office guaranteed to give
No reader of the Prospector will
fail to pee Bdgren & Munson's advertisement.
The Spokane, Slocan and- Coast
colonies in Rossland rival each
other in numbers.
Judge Chambers' Edgewood Park
is one of the prettiest places in the
vicinity of Rossland., '
, A. merchant from a neighboring
town was purchasing goods of Rossland merchants Tuesday.
So used are the Rossland people
lo visits from distinguished men
that a United States senator or a
member of the Provincial Cabinet
can come  and go without causing
In the last twenty feet of the
shaft the assays show the ore to | more than a casual remark,
carry more than twice sis much
gold as that nearer the surface ami
about 6 or 8 per cent, on the- average in copper.
The ledge, upon which these two
were among the first locations systematic,illy   prospected,   is   one  of
wonders of the mining world
From the R. E. Lee it runs east.
bearing 10 to 15 degrees north,
through a number of locations, best
known among which is the Crown
Point, and ends in the Occident
hum,  about   1^-  miles   from   the
Dropped a Fortune.
Geo. Henderson, the New Denver
hotel man, was the first person to
drive his stakes on what is now the
toWnsite of Rossland. That was
about a year before Ross Thompson
came along. Henderson staked it
as a pre-emption and in such a
way as to take in more of the bench
land than was acquired by his
successor. Returning to Nelson he
was  persuaded   that  he  would be
Columbia river, .WSstward it runs  throwing his time away if he con-
1 tinned to hold his pre-emption, so
through the Maid of  Erin and nn
to the Homestake, Deer  Park ami |
probably   farther.     On   the R.  E,
Lee a tunnel cross-cutting the ledge
10 feet has not yet struck the n| c i
site wall.
"He Ganerally Doe3."
It is fair to presume that (.'apt.
Jack Humphreys is better acquainted than anyone else with his
brother's (A. E. Humphreys) manner of doing business. Oapt. Jack
was seen at his rooms in the Montana House last evening and was
asked the question whether his
brother would carry out his plans
of building a smelter, tramway,
etc., in this district. Capt, Jack's
countenance took on a fai-away
look as his mind dwelt in rapid
succession on the number of large
enterprises which his brother had I
undertaken and carried out success*
fully during the past fifteen years,
then slowly, with a positive tone
which meant much, lie answered
briefly, " lie generally due:.''
Many New Buildings.
Rossland is all new. Very few
of the .".00 or .100 buildings in the
town are entirely completed. So
anxious are the owners or tenants
to become occupants that before
buildings are completed they are
occupied and completion postponed
until another time.
The hotels now tinder construction form a notable group, and each
one will at a future time be fully
described in these columns. Some
store buildings are also being constructed and large additions are
being made to others. The residences being built on lots purchased from the town company are
he abandoned it.
We are sorry to hear of the death
of the only child of Mr. and Mrs.
Shupe, Columbia Ave. Our sympathy is with them.
Bruce Craddock, of the Halcyon
Hot Springs' Hotel, Upper Arrow
Lake, was in town Tuesday negotiating for a corner lot.
W. J. Smith, merchant of Vancouver, is in town. He wont give
away what he is after. We hope
he will settle among us.
The genial face of Mr. J. II. Mc
Callum is  once move amongst us
He says business is good and he is
well satisfied with Rossland.
Harry Mack, Jimmy Mack, Wm
Mack and several other members of
the tribe of Mack are here from the
Slocan flourishing like the Maccabees'.
Chas. Wilson, Q.C., and wife left
for the coast to-day. Mr. Wilson
was counsel in some of the mining
cases heard before his honor Judge
I). C. Corbin, whose enterprisi
has contributed, largely to the development of the Northwest, was
an interested visitor at Rossland
Pert Miller, eldest  son   of  Post'
master Miller of Vancouver, is in'
town. He may possibly reside here.
His friend, Mr. Johnson, is showing
him around.
We are sorry to hear that Mi.
Kirk, surveyor, has had to go to
the Kelson Hospital. He has
mountain fever. We. hope for his
speedy recovery.
Judge Spinks returned to Vernon
to-day via the Dewdney trail.    In
Remarks Heard on the Side.
"She's all right."
" The Judge i_s getting strict."
"Wish I'd got here six months conversation  with our reporter he
said   he  was   surprised at the advances made since his last visit.
Col. I. I. Hughes, being afflicted
with gout, bronchitis, neuralgia,
dyspepsia, rheumatism mil bone
spavin (so he says), has gone
across the boundary to recuperate.
Al. Iloyl, of New Denver, is
under the influence of the subtle,
charm (and smoke) which pervades
the Rossland atmosphere, and will
telegra] h his wife to join him here.
0. N. Davidson, Vancouver's
leading  jeweler, paid   us  a  flying
" Columbia Street is a splendid
"The fellow who will get in and
drill will win."
"Business will come to the man
who advertises in the Prospector."
"Van Ness, the popular landlord
at the War Eagle Hotel, had foresight and purchased property in
Rossland before the rise."
Dan was Disgusted.
Dan McGillivray was seen Tues
day evening sitting in a  capacious visit this week.     It   is   possible he
arm-chair   on   the   piazza   on   the may   visit,   us   again   in   the   near
shady side of the  Montana House, future, be was so taken up with the
banging his  head in that pensive prospects of RosBland.
sort of way that has become second Chas.  Hillyer,  of  Nelson,  is in
nature to   him  ever since  lie went town.    Charlie  was a   builder ami
"in   the  hole" on  the Naktisp & contractor in Vancouver; but, like
Sh.can Railway. many  others, he  g nt   the mining
Dan is always pleasant though fever,     His claims  at Nelson  are
pensive, and  his greeting to news- turning out exceedingly well,
paper  men   who  sometimes abuse!     N. Macneill, of the legal firm of
him is just as hearty as it is to his
millionaire friends in London, who
are in the habit of cabling every
morning, "How are you, Gilli-
Dan had come to Rossland in
response to an inquiry regarding
steel  pipes  for  water works.    He
Davis, Marshall. Macneill & Abbott, left to-day for Vancouver. He
was very much impressed with
what he saw here, and thinks Rossland is bound to be a. big city.
Andrew Jackson Humphreys, the
tall   Virginian   who   made a good
, , clean-up in the Slocan  last year, is
hail attended a meeting of citizens,  . ' . ,,   , ;, .. .
..     ° '  here   trving   to hud out what it is
promoters, lournahsts, etc., at the ..   .  . ,. ,  ,  ., ,
f„,. ' \   , . .        that has enlisted the  attention of
Clifton Hotel the previous evening, . .  ,    ., ,   ., ., ,. .
, , , ' , '     his brother and other capitalists.
. , and something occurred there that
mostly of a better and costlier pat- wa8 not gratia to him. The other i "a°k Devlin, better known as the
tern than those erected on the re- j fellow seemed to have the inside j "Gunner from Galway," or C. C. C.
serve, where tenure is uncertain, i track on the piping business. Dan (Cariboo Creek capitalist), dropped
Two churches are nearly enough ■?",i<1  thu8 ot,he1'  fellow could talk L, (m the (. yesterday,    His
n„;„u„j .i   ... !■     better than he could.   lie also ven-! , . .,,     ,     , ',        ,
finished tlm
will    doubtless   be.
>t congregations worship itul.0f,  thfl  0{)inion   ^  the  o   f (famous   vo.ee
in them.   A schoolhouse and court- knew more about talking than he heard in the concert hall annex of
bouse are to be built soon. did about water works. one of our leading hotels. R5
BY  W.  D.   PRATT.
This is the Phospectok's third
year in Kootenay District. It
comes to Rossland because of the
fame and the substantial worth of
the camp and because a large nuin*
ber of its subscribers have preceded
it here.
The Prospector is not here to
interfere with or detract from the
•business of either of its contemporaries, and being in a happy and
'contented mood, seeks no quarrel
with the Press in any part of the
The Prospector believes that if
'there was business for two papers
in Rossland six months ago the
'growth of the town and development of the camp during the half-
year warrant the introduction of a
•third paper at this time.
The Prospector is well known in
'Kootenay District. It already has
a large circulation, and is willing
to base its chances for business
Upon its reputation and its circulation.
could, if it chose, rush things with
such expedition as to have the road
in operation before snow flies. But
the C.P.R. is proverbially cautious,
and we must not presume too much
on the fact that the stringent needs
of even such an important place as
Rossland will be effective enough
to cause the big railway company
to get a move on.
Haste in the erection of buildings
too often is the cause of their being
unsubstantial.    Rossland has now
reached a stage in its growth when
there should be more care and less
Nelson is highly favored this
year, With her courts, her banks,
promised smelter, increased lake
traffic and port of entry she is obtaining a prosperity and distinction
, that is pleasing alike to herself and
her neighbors.
The individual or company that
erects the hist brick-wall, iron-
' shutter, tire-proof building in Rossland will have a bonanza. The
rentals of such a building would
quickly pay dividends on the investment.
A careful examination of the
mines surrounding Rossland will
satisfy anyone that there will be a
city here of 4,000 or 5,000 people,
and all improvements made should
be of a character to justify with a
city of that size.
The Miner's suggestion that Rossland should be incorporated is a
good one. Health officers who will
enforce necessary regulations for the
protection of the people against a
threatening epidemic of typhoid
and other malignant fevers can best
be obtained by incorporation. For
Ibis as well aB other reasons the
town should be incorporated.
Of all the small men in President
Cleveland's Cabinet Secretary Morton of the Agricultural Department
is, perhaps, the smallest. His attempt to teach silverite employes
what lib calls an object lesson by
paying them in silver dollars shows
that he possesses a shallow pate and
totally fails to comprehend the
merits of a questiop concerning
which the people of the United
States are too much in earnest to
appreciate child's play.
Senator Teller of Colorado is the
latest American to visit British
Columbia and be surprised at " the
ease with which law and order are
maintained." The truth is that the
people of a great portion of the
United States have become so accustomed to lawlessness that they
regard it as a matter of course.
They seem to think that it cannot
be avoided. Lawlessness exists not
alone in mining camps, but tragedies are of frequent occurrence in
cities and agricultural districts.
Only last week two doctors in Portland, Oregon, shot and mortally
wounded each other. A short time
ago there was a shooting in the
Indianopolis law office of a high
official of the Government. The
telegraph despatches are a succession of accounts of crimes. If the
American newspapers would resolutely and persistently denounce
the commission of crimes and insist upon adequate punishment for
criminals there would soon be a
change in the present order of
tilings, and thugs, villains and
" bad "• men would be as scarce on
the American as they are on the
British Columbia side of the boundary.       	
Some valuable historical information concerning the early days of
Trail Creek is contained in the first
volume of the Nelson Miner.
The C.P.R. extension from Three
Forks to Sandon—four miles—has
been decided upon, and construction work commences soon.
The Kaslo Claim is the flimsiest
dish rag in Kootenay. King, the
Spokane journalist, is ashamed of
his connection with it, ahd will pull
Marks, the popular Nelson hotel
man, has a fifty-dollar mocking
bird that is admired by all lovers
of the feathery and tuneful tribe.
Win. Thomlinson of New Denver
and Jas. Delaney of Kaslo are two
worthy Kootenayites who will pro-
tit by the growth of Slocan City, at
the foot of Slocan Lake.
The statement we publish to-day
—that the C.P.R. will lose nr> time
in commencing operations on their
proposed line of railway from the
Columbia River to RoRsland—may
be relied upon as being authentic,
.and our citizens may hope to welcome the'arrival of the iron horse
before another year has slipped
away into the dim and dusty past.
Of course, such an all-powerful corporation  as  the Canadian Pacific
<>n the wiii-niith.
Jack Kennedy, a prospector, is
making vigorous complaint against
those persons who stake claims and
never record them. He thinks they
should be compelled by law to cut
the stakes down, and, failing to
comply with tueh a law, be sent up
for six months. No doubt it is
very exasperating to prospectors to
find ground covered with, stakes and
no means of ascertaining whether
the claims have been recorded or
not except by trudging many miles
back to town.
Is ver.uH Are.  -
The modern practice of the State
Department at Washington, says
the New York Recorder, has been
to give the United States a verb in
the singular instead of the plural
number, as " the United States is,"
not "the United States-are-.j' ,,
The practice before the civil war
was to use the plural form and Mr.
Seward was, I think, the first Secretary of State to reversejU- Webster
and his predecessors always wrote
"are." Mr. Fish, Mr. Evarts, Mr.
Blaine and the other Republican
premiere followed the Seward style.
Mr. Olney. in his recent proclamation concerning Cuban neutrality,
returns to the old form. Referring
to Spain, he wrote : "A power with
which the United States are and
desire to remain on terms of peace
and amity."
When Mr. Seward made the innovation the idea was, of course, to
give additional emphasis to the fact
that the United States, as a political entity, is a nation, and should
have A singular verb. Then for the
first time nation began to be written with a capital " N." The politicians of the states' rights school
made vigorous protest, and so did
the critics, but the author of the
" higher law " doctrine cared nothing about either side. He held the
pen that wrote the official dispatches and proclamations, and as
there was no way in which his
critics could edit them the Seward
grammatical construction had to
Mr. Olney has naturally provoked
criticism by the change he has
made. The political part of it is
severely condemnatory, but as a
rule the grammarians agree with
A western journal, in taking his
side of the controversy, says: " One
cannot say 'the Southern states is
prosperous,' or 'the Pacific states
possesses great mineral wealth,' and
no more can one say, without violating the rules of grammar, 'the
United States is.'"
The main point of the contention
is missed in 'hat criticism. In the
case of the New England, Southern
or Pacific states the plural form is
the correct one, because of themselves they do not possess the attribute of national entity. One
division of them claimed it at one
tiniv*, but the pretension had to be
abandoned. However, the United
States "if" all right, Olney or no
C. & K. S. N. Co.,
T11HK   TABLE   NO.   t.
In effect Monday, April 29,1895.
Kaslo route—Str. Nelsi
 Monday 4 a. m.
5-40 p.m Tuesday	
4 p. m Wednesday ....4 a.m.
5-40 p.m.... Thursday 8 a. m.
 Friday 4 a. m.
5'40 p.m.... Saturday	
Columbia & Kootenay Ry.
Taking effect Friday, July 26, 1895,-
cancelling all former time tables.
Notions, Etc.
Ladies' * Fnnra * Goods
Go To
Bar Fixtures^
Connecting on Tnescivys, Thursdays and Saturdays with N & F S railway for kasi.0 and lake
points. Connecting on Mondays. Wednesdays and Fridays witli N & F S r'y for Spokane.
Close connections with Columbia & Kootenay
r'y at Nelson for points north & south.
Bonner's Ferry route—Str. Nelson
Leaves Nelson lor Bonnei"s Ferry Mondays and
Fridays at 8:30 a.m.
Leaves Kaslo for Bonner's Ferry Mondays and
Fridays at 4 a. m.
Leaves llonner's Ferry for  Pilot Bay,  Nelson,
Ainsworth and Kaslo on Tuesdays and
Saturdays at '2. a. m.
Connects with east- and west-bound trains on
the Great Northern Railway.
Revelstoke route—Str. Lytton.
Leaves Revelstoke, southbound, Tuesdays and
Fridays at 1 a. in. for all points in West
.Kbotenay and ttie South.
Leaves Robson, northbound, Wednesdays and
Saturdays at 8 p. m. for all points east and west
via the C P. R.
Northport   route—Str. Lytton.
Leaves  Northport, northbound, Wednesdays
and Saturdays at 1 p. m.
Leaves   Robson,    southbound,  Tuesdays  and
Fridays   at (J p. m,
Stages run, in connection with steamer, from
Trail creiik Landing to Rossland.
, The company reserves the right to change
this schedule lit any time without notice.
For full information as to tickets, rates, etc
apply at the company's oltices, Nelson, B. C
Secretary. Manager.
Pacific R. R.
St. Paul, Minneapolis Duluth,
Fargo, Grand Forks, Ciookstori,
Helena and Butte.
Chicago, Washington,
Philadelphia,   New York,
Boston and all Points  east,  west
and south.
For information, time cards, maps
and tickets, call on or write
H. G. Stimmel, T. P. agent,
Nelson, B.C.
F. D. Gibbb, General agent,
Spokane, Wash.
or A. D. Charlton,
asst. Gen. Pass, agent,
Portland, Oregon.
•Flag station.
Train No. 1 awaits arrival of Str. Alberta nl
kelson and connects with boat lot Trail Creek
al Robson.
Train No. 3 connects with boat for Revelstok'
at Robson.
Trains Nos. 2 and 4 will await arrival of bom
at Robson.
'The Company reserves the right to change
the time trble without notice.
Pacific standard and 21-hour system adopte"*
J. HAMILTON, Trainmaster and Agent,
Nelson, B.C.
Great Northern
The Short fast Scenic Routs,
, 7 ——TO ,
Seattle, Victoria,
Vancouver & 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 Bonner's Ferry	
For maps, tickets, and complete Informatlo
call on Agents C. & , S. Nav. Co -, N.& F. S. r'y"
on   C. G. Diyon, Gen. Agent, Spokane, Wash.
F. I. Whitney, G. P. & T. A., St. Paid. Minn.
F. T. Abbott, Travelling Freight & Passenger
Agent, Spokane, Wash.
Canadian Pacific R
A tin title Kxpreaa nri-ives 10:10 dally.
I'lK'ilic " "        lfll       '•
Cheapest, most reliable and sale route to Mbn:
Ireal, Toronto, .^t. Paul, Chicago, New York ami
Boston. Rates |Sto$10 lower than any other
Specially fitted Colonist oars, In charge of «
porter, for the accommodation of passengers
holding seeonil-clas." tickets.
Passengers booked to and from all European
points at lowest rates.
Low freight rates. Quick despatch. Merchant
will save money by having their freight routed
via the C. P. R.
Full and reliable information given by apply
ing to
Asst. Gen. passenger agent,       Local agent,
Vancouver.        Revelstoke.
Bedroom Suites, Parlor Suites, Dining Room Furniture, Mattresses.
Pillows, and a large stock of
Rugs, Linoleums, Oilcloths, Window Shades
and Curtain Poles.	
CAMPBELL BRGaTRossiand; M Should be Removed.
About half a mile below the town,
on the road to Trail Landing) is
situated the city's garbage ground.
The smell which greets the nostrils
of travellers passing this point is
most offensive, and to new-comers
• and intending residents gives a very
depressing foretaste as to the town's
sanitation* The dumping of refuse
mutter so near the town and so
ciose to the highway is a great mistake, and one that, if not speedily
remedied, may cost the town considerable in the matter of money
and lives. The evil should be removed, and no more dumping of
•garbage should be allowed within
two miles of the town nor half a
mile of the highway. It is to be
hoped that no typhoid or other
fevers will visit us during this hot,
dry spell, although those who are
responsible for placing such a nuisance at the entrance to the town
seem actually to invite an epidemic,
A Good Find.
The Wal ingford on Record
Mountain,has struck a well-defined
lead of copper ore, assaying 10 84-
100 oz. silver, $5 78-100 gold and
11 percent, copper,, making a total
pesay of about $34 78-100 to the
ton. The 'Record camp, which is
on the mountain about half a mile
north-west of the Suokane Moun-
tain and west of Granite Mountain,
is -« comparatively new one, nil
locati 'lis having been made this
year, but from several samples
broU| In in and from reports received from those who are located
there at d those who have visil<d
tins section, the camp will undoubtedly en! no mean ligtire in
thehistoryi f the Trail Creel; mines,
as the whole mountain seems to be
;i solid n ass of mineral similar to
lied Mountain. At present there
.are seven claims adjoining each
other upon whichdevelopment work
is being ih ne, and i1 is ti he hoped
that before the snow flies some of
these | - ts will show up as
goi d .1. al pn sent indicates. The
owners of these claims have continued the Gold Hill trail into their
stream of water. While all things
are possible, and it would be unfair
and premature to attempt discussion of a project yet in embryo, it is
to be said that some of the inventor's calculations seem difficult of
Job Printing at the Prospector
London detectives have discovered   and   frustrated a Guy Fawkes
The Prospector did three job.; of
printing for one business man ami
several single orders for others this
William of Germany has been
visiting his grandmother. London
photographers and engravers had a
Business  men   of   Rossland   are
The If.nv W an.
She talked wjln prrent Intensity of enoli mnn's
btuje iin.|iensity, and spoke With volubility
of woman's higher plane;
She dwelt on domesticity with mental elasticity, mid said Unit such felicity was really
quite in vain.
Witli gestures oratorical and phrase's metaphor.
cat she voiced the powers numerical that
woman hud untold;
And spoke with  zeal dramatical of. votlngiys-
teiiiiiiicni, iitirt ballot-boxes spherical, and
voles not bought wilu gold,
She said in each viciuiiy the doctors ojdivinity
would come from femininity*: in bloomers
they would be;
And matrons with rapidity would losi nil their
timidity, and no more ossinlnity In con-
gri us would we see.
And while m iih snob audacity she showed her
great capacity, and talked with great dl-
aacity, her husband learned to sweep;
And while with nob agility She dwelt on her
utility with such intense pugnacity, he put
the twins to sleop,
San Francisco Call : Senator
Blackburn, in disciissing the gold-
bug papers of Kentucky, says: "If
I was running hell and had the
Courier-Journal, Times and Post
managers, editors and reporters
sent to me I would turn the other
inmates loose lest they be contaminated;"
The YaliIt Camp.
It is reported that the rock from
some of the ledges in the Yahk does
not show up very valuable in the
! assay. Because some of it does not
J give good assays is nothing against
the camp. If di e location in ten
taking advantage of the facilities.■ turnB out valuable it will make a
afforded \>y the Prospector office for
The Helena Independent says
Paul Koenig of that city found the
following location notice in the
Lump Gulch mining district, while
on a. visit there recently: ''Twenty
day mining notice in Lump Gulch.
We ii-- two Dutchmans located tins
claim with good attention citizens
of the U.S. 750ft. the hell up 750ft.
the hell down. North by east and
south by north."
job printing.
Spokane's ball players were defeated at Portland on Sunday by a
score of 4 to 8. Yerstege pitches
for the Portland team,
'i'l:: re is a well-grounded con-
viction that. Holmes the murderer
is the greatest criminal of the decade. His castle at Chicago had a
crematory in the cellar, apparently
for the purpose of destroying the
bodies of his victims.
great camp. Besides, the rock has
not had a fair test. A piece of ore
chipped off the ledge where it crops
out of the surface is no criterion to
go by. On tin; other hand, some
very good assays have been received
—on Ainslie's Ida, on the Jim Hip,
the Great Northern, the Friday, the
Troy and the Last Chance.—Kootenai Herald.
"~* ROSSLANU, 11. 0.
All work guaranteed.
Str."W, Hunter"
I'.ii'T. !.. i    :    00     . MASTER.
Leaves New Denver  daily
for all  points  on   Slocan
Ska Mm t hm\m Csjdhut.
fred j. squire,
Merchant  Tailor,
Nelson, il. c.
A choice  collection   of  worsteds
serges and tweeds always on bend
V.'iil Soon be Under Construction.
Mr. 11. Maipole, superintendent
of the Mountain Division of the
C.P.R., was a passenger on the str. \\
Lytton from Revelstoke to Robson
last weeki Mr. Marpole, speaking
of the railway needs of the mining
country, said the C. P.R. intend
building a railway from the Columbia River to fiossland as soon as
tl epreliminaries could be arranged.
The river end of the new road will
he situated a few miles above Trail
Tin, Komunce of Mining.
John Hennessey gave the material for an. interesting chanter in
the history of this country when he
described in his evidence how his
party located claims on the top of
I ne Mountain. It was like a
party of happy children wandering
on an unknown sea beach and finding new and beautiful shells at
every step. The names of the new
el-iims show little originality, but
"Lottie" and "Maud F." point to
some   romance in  the life of their
discoverers,although the latter may
be a memory of gains or losses on
the race track. At last, having
covered the hill tops with claims
:   .like patches on the head of a man
r   .,      , who has been run over by athresl
j roposed route are said to lie easy
nearly the whole distance.
A Tunnelling Machine.
Tt may be doubted whether a
tunnelling machine can ever be
Used successfully in Trail Creek
mines. Mining men will, however.
be interested in the following account of .Mr. Reoord's machine:
L. Recard, of Calaveras, has
patented and is new having built
at Altaville, a machine which is;
intended to revolutionise present
meile ds « f tunnelling, says the
Mining and Scientific Press. He
Bays that it will "saw out a tunnel"
at the rale of 23 feet per day,|
which, if pracl icable, will materially ,
reduce the cost of drift work. The
subject is el' interest to every miner,
and if Mr. Recard can give practicable and satisfactory showing of
his machine be has as good a
thing for himself and the mining
world as has been evolved for some
time. The machine is described as
being 12 feet long, 4 feet wide and
6 feet high, and with the 14-horse
power engine which runs it, weighs
6,300 pounds. The principle is
that of a circular saw. Sixty drill
points attached to each of the two
wheels, 4 feet high and S inches in
diameter, make 600 revolutions per
minute; each point one-half of an
inch apart, every revolution feeding
one-eightn of an inch. The inventor says it will cut twenty feet of a
6x8 tunnel in a day in the hardest
rock at a cost of $1 per foot. The
machine costs $1,000 and requires
three men to run it. The rock is
crushed as fine as wheat grains,
carried to the rear and dumped in
a car. The drill pt in'ts weigh one-
quarter of n pound each, last four
days, and are kept cool by a steady
Terrors of Sulphur Mining.
Most of the sulphur which is
consumed by Europe comes from
the island of Sicily, and the chief
mine-are situated round the town
of Caltanisetta. The rock is not
broui bt up from the mines by machinery, men nor mules, but by
children, who are employed in this
barbarous fashion, says the Sun, in
the most cruel manner. "Their
life i.- one of such continual misery
and hideous cruelty thai it is extraordinary how they can exist at
all. These children, all between
tb" ages of 8 and 15 years, half
starved and quite naked, for the h-
ti use heat is otherwise insufferable,
work with scarcely a moment's
pause for twelve hours a day. They
r Dy a tnresii
ing ma.-biiie, they shouldered their
packs and, doubt less with the It i I-
i ■. of budding millionaires, tread-
in] on air Ih.'y started homewards.
A ri< h outcrop attracted their attention, and yet they had so much
that they actually hesitated whether
it. was worth their while to stake
any more. A fisherman with his
creel full will hardly stop to throw
ii fly at. a rising trout, though he
W iuld ha ve spent half an hour over
him in the morning. But they did
throw down their packs and located
the Last Chance, now one of the
great prizes of the Slocan. And
there ere pe iple who say there is no
romance in ibis country.—Nelson
and Notary Public.
NEW   DEN\ ER,   11. 0.
Wl J. "?»!B8I»,
Assays.       Ann lysis.       Reports t
Ten years experience mining :!".! concentrating Lead and silver ores,	
Office and Laboratory i ■>■: a., kaslo.b.c.—
Spokane Fall'
Mm & M Sheppard Mm],
Daily   [except   Sunday]   between
Spokane and Northport.
Tri-Weekly between Northport     id
L've8-48 a.m. NELSON Arr. 5-25 u. in.
ev  Mon. s Wedries.'   md Frl       'ains wilt mi
i .!!■ tug!  ■     ,    :ane, tvrrivirii  then
day. Icai
n. in. o.i (   ■ I
N"i ion :i< " : '   ; ,
i". : ;■ -r i iid "...
Creak com
days, Wedm tys
Passi ngei lil Creek mine:  eom
.''..,. Daily,
Itorr ' I);
'     "
«vL      •- .■   .
A prominent judge recently told
this story on himself in an after-
dinner eli.it: After graduating he
migrated to a western town. Months
of idleness, with no prospect of improvement, led him to seek a new
toil i iselessly in absolute dark- home. Without money to pay his
ness, with their loads on their fare he boarded a train fur Nash-
beads, and in an oppressive, sill- ■ ville, intending to try n job as re-
phur-laden air.    From the bottom \ porter on one of the daily papers.
When  the ei nductor called for his
mine to the ground above
ire no fewer than 600 steps
climbed; am
of   tb
to be climbed; and these are but
roughly hewn out from the rock,
and in such a way that even a little
child has to stoop throughout.
There is no room to stand, and the
line of humanity must not pause;
to slip, moreover, on these treacherous steps means instant death,
not for one only, but for the six or
seven immediate neighbors on
either side. To climb up and down
these COO steps the live-long day,
with a heavy load on the head and
in a stooping position, must be an
eternal misery for these poor children. It seems to us that it is not
necessary to go to Armenia to find
atrocities. A swift though terrible
end is to be preferred to such prolonged misery. Here surely is a
chance for a novel with a purpose
if ever 'there was one.'*
le said:
"I am on the staff of the Nashville daily ; I suppose you will
pass me."
The conductor looked at him
sharply. " The editor of that gaper
is in the smoker," he said. "Come
with me; if he identifies you, all
He followed the conductor into
the smoker; the situation was explained.
The editor said : " Oh, yes, he's
one of the staff; it's all right.''
Before leaving the train the lawyer sought the editor.
" Why did you say you recognized me?" he asked, "lam not
on your paper."
" Well, I'm not the editor, either;
I'm travelling on his pass, and I
was scared to death for fear you'd
give me away." -Denver News.
Good Bo?,^ $W
. r.-s'1
Well Furnished Rooms.
1% /*    1
(Kitm t CKivKipn i iikii.
■ ji:;m;$
Concentrators,   Stamp Mills,
....BOILERS.      -MINE  SUPPLIES.       I   IRFOR   I    "     IETALH
Send for Catalogue A.
Mon., Wed., s,it. ; Thur day.   Tu is., Frl.
Leave Kaslo fur A.tnsworth, rilot Bay and Nelson  Ba, m     ...,9a.m.     ,. 7 a. m
Leave Nelson tor Pilot Bay, Ainsworth and Kaslo  8p. in | — ;i p.m. | ..   tl p, in.
Close connection Is thus made betwoen Lake i«>ints and nil Incoming and onl| nins
trains of the C.P. R. at Kelson, The above sohedule is in effect 18 May 1806, subjec
to change,        i •. A'.u'j, ,m-;h'. Geo. F. Hayward, Muster.
The Kaslo Transportation Co.
Good Saddle Horses to Let.
Stages B
Stables at Kaslo and Three Forks	
Tough-nut-Jack, from Arizona,
is sizing up the town.
The Prospector will be issued
every Friday, rain, shine or smoke.
Ringer, the auctioneer, wrings
the dimes and dollars out of the
Mr. W. S. Weeks iB on the Prospector staff as reporter and advertisement solicitor.
Mr. Geo. Turner, of Vancouver,
Yeturned yesterday from a week's
prospecting at Boundary;
A prospector in from Murphy
'Creek Tuesday report forest fires on
both sitles of that famous creek.
Mr. Coppin, assistant postmaster
'of Hope, is in town. He thinks
llossland is destined to be a big
The opening of the Clifton House
by 0. D. Garrison & Co. was attended by a large concourse of
mining men,
"Say! You Prospector newspaper man, have you any advertising
'space left? If you have I want
:some of it;"
Next to Spud Murphy, Tim
Townsend is the boss brewer in
llossland. Tim's beer was greatly
appreciated in Revelstoke.
As owner of the Reco mine in the
Slocan and the Cliff at Rossland
Col. S. M. Wharton is having more
good fortune than comes to one
"man in a thousand.
A Spokane Street merchant is
ready to wager $4.50 that before
Vhirty days capitalists will be running after the Freddy B. and Daly,
'on Record Mountain. He says the
ledges on those claims are the biggest thing in the country.
News from Labrador, Madagascar and Patagonia may sometimes
be lacking in this paper; but in its
,place you will find something about
Tom,- Dick and Harry; Algernon,
Ferdinand and Reginald; Mary,
Rosalind and Miss Upperten—all
'if Rossland.
Twcnty-Tliree Minus.
Eber Smith mounted a prancing
'<teed the other day and visited
most of the mines in the neighborhood. He found shipping ore at
1 he following: War Eagle, Le Roi,
losie, Cliff, Columbia, Kootenay,
North Star, Center Star, Nickel
Plate, Evening Star, Commander,
Jumbo, High Ore, 0. K., I. X. L.,
Robert E. Lee, Maid of Erin, Iron
Horse, Crown Point, Gopher, Legal
Tender, Gertrude, Lillie May and
The Mecca of Newspaper Men.
Besides the editors and their associates of the three papers published here, a number of other
newspaper men call Rossland their
home. There is Burnett, late of
(he Spokesman-Review, in the commission business; Reddin, also of
Spokane, real estate and mining;
McCutcheon, of Kamloops, furniture; Davis, of the Oregon Mist,
employed at Le Roi mine; Marsh,
of the Montana Bugle, assayer; and
there are probably others.
£>ueer Combinations.
Though two sawmills have been
running for months, supplying
lumber for buildings, a scarcity of
looms still exists, and in many
places two or more firms occupy
the same business room. One room
on Columbia Ave. is occupied
jointly by a stationer, a jeweler, a
drygoods mah and a saw mill
manager. The queerest combination is on Spokane Street, where a
baker's stock; a fruiter's stock and
ji, carpenter'B bench may be seen in
'he same room.
A (lame at Northport.
Negotiations are pending between
the Rossland and Nelson base-ball
clubs looking to the playing of a
game of ball at some point that
will be convenient to reach from
both places. Northport will probably be selected. The date has not
yet been fixed.
Is Not on  a Pivot.
Representatives of the Prospector
visiting the Crown Point last Saturday ascertained that the ledge still
runs in the same direction as formerly. It might make a fine opportunity for speculation could this
wonderful ledge be veered around
to run at right angles to its present
course, but it has been for ages too
firmly set in the earth to be tossed
about like a toy at the will of speculators.
The elegant steamer NakUsp Will
be making regular runs in a few
Forest fires near Ainsworth have
destroyed some properly and endangered much more.
The Lytton carried more freight
on her down trip last Tuesday than
she ever carried before.
Three carloads of lumber from
New Westminster for the new boat
that John Gossnn is buildiug for
the C. & K. Nav. Co.
The Vancouver World of the 13th
says of the building of the Three
Forks and Sandon road, "the intention to do which was referred to
and commended by the World some
months ago." More likely it was
referred to and commended by Van
The fact that the C.1MI. has more
surveyors in Kootenay district than
ever before in its history is evidence
that the business of the district is
not to be surrendered to the American lines.
 , ■   •
'Kali for Record Mountain.
Mr. Geo. Moore came in to-day
from Record Mountain and brought
in as fine samples of out-cropping
ore as ever came to Rossland.
There will undoubtedly be Bonie
very rich mines opened up there in
the near future. W, L. Lawry,
Geo. Moore and W. Bates have been
working their properties there for
the past month, and each location
shows 35 to 50 feet ledges very
heavily mineralized, assaying from
$8 to $16. The owners are to be
congratulated on having as fine a
property as there is in the camp.
School   Meeting.
This was ft meeting called to discuss the necessity of having a
school, as none now exists in Rossland. There was a good attendance. After discussing the . pros
and eons, Messrs. .Taylor, Newtoit
and McNaughton were elected trustees and a committee of two appointed to select a suitable site and
report at u meeting to he held next
Saturday in Limber's new building,
Spokane Street. Mr. Moffat was
chairman and Judge Newton secretary. This is a step in the right
direction. Rossland is on the progressive path.
The Montana House.
Mrs. Allen returned from Nakusp
Tuesday evening and is now ahly
conducting the hotel which she
erected and furnished at an expense
of seven thousand dollars. The
building—three stories and basement—contains a large number of
rooms, which have been much in
demand during the rush. The fine
bedroom sets, are from Toronto.
They are of oak throughout and as
beautiful as any in the province.
The dining room and bar-room are
all that could be desired by the
patrons, and the popularity of the
hotel and the hostess extends as far
as the travelling public is acquainted with Rossland.
Interrogation  Points.
Who is the professional man,
baldheaded because of early piety?
Who is the Nelson dude that is
jealous of a T. C. mining man?
Who is the sinner of sixty-six
that smiles on the lass of sixteen?
Kaslo All Right.
The Kaslo & Slocan Railway, the
steel rails on which are now being
laid, will bring Kaslo in easy communication with the Slocan mines,
which are very valuable and will
ship large amounts of ore every
month. Kaslo is fortunate, too, in
possessing a mayor and city council, who for enterprise and pro-
gressiveness can scarcely be
equalled in the province.
Marks a New Era.
The County Court which adjourned on Wednesday will be notable in the history of the district
as marking the turning point in
the interpretation of mining law.
Judge Walkem and other judges
have heretofore been very lenient,
and have allowed "good faith'1 to
cover a multitude of omissions.
Judge Spinks in this court requires
compliance with the terms of the
AVant Our Trade.
Revelstoke merchants are reaching out for the trade of Rossland,
and lately quite a number of the
leading business men of that quiet
burg have, been here to see what
chances they may have in the
general rush for orders to supply
goods to our storekeepers, who are
undoubtedly doing more business
just now than those of any other
town in the province. C. F. Lind-
mark, of C. B. Hume & Co., spent
the greater part of last week in
town, and on Tuesday, J. D. Sib-
bald,, carrying on business at
Revelstoke Station, came in to see
for himself whether the splendid
prospects of our infant city had
exaggerated. Both gentlemen expressed surprise at the fine buildings and the populous condition of
our streets, and said it was wonderful, that such a busy, bustling
town should have been' evolved
from the primeval forest in less
than a year;
Sells  on Commission.
Not This Year.
A number of prospectors have returned from Boundary Creek convinced that it is of little use to
prospect there this year, as the district is so far from both railroads
and water routes that transportation of ore is out of the question.
The best mineral claims there, because of this fact, possess a comparatively small value.
Fire Meeting in Dueber'a New building.
The fire wardens, Messrs. Edgren(
Stussi and Lynch, called a meeting
on Wednesday in the above place
for the purpose of getting the citizens to adopt some- means of protection in case of fire, as at present
the town is without anything of
the kind. It was resolved that
buckets, ladders, ropes and what
other appliances the committee
think fit to have be purchased
forthwith. Messrs. Reddin and
Leitch were appointed a committee
to assist the wardens, who have full
power to act. Everyone will be
pleased to hear of the action the
wardens have taken. It will help
materially to allay the anxiety of
householders and business men.
Cash Goes With Them.
The Cash Grocery Co., on Spokane Street, who carry a fine line
of groceries, say they have no reason to complain of business. They
thought it would have been difficult to do a strictly cash business,
but they do not find it particularly
so, and are more than pleased with
what they have done, This is the
way we like to hear our business
men speak.
AS we are going out of business we respect"
fully ask our customers to settle theii
accounts with us before the 1st of September,
after which all unsettled accounts will lie
placed in other hands for collection.
Dated Rossland, B.C., August 21st, 1895.
Knight's Bakery
Good Pure Bread.
Try us and you will STAY with Cuf
Knight's Bakery, Spokane St.'
tr. in iiiWRY,
We beg to announce that .we carry a full line of all
kinds of Groceries, and as goods aire all sold for cash we
are selling at away down prices. Remember a dollar
saved is a dollar earned, and this you can save by buying
at the .-;  ■     ■
MAJOR & ELDRIDGE, Pork Packers, etc.,
TUFT & SONS, Vancouver. B.C.,
Montana House, Rossland, B. C.
Selling out at Cost
We are Closing out  Our Entire Stock  at  Cost
Price.       Must be Sold at once, for Cash/
6 large cans Tomatoes  for $1.
6 cans Peas, $1.
Canned Corn 15c per can.
Crackers 10c per lb.
Fine Raisins @ 9c.
Salt 3 lb. per sack 10 3.'
Tamato Catsup per bottle 30c.
Good black Tea 30c per lb.
Fine English Breakfast Tea 50c,
"   Green Tea 50c,
Lamp chimneys 10c,    Lamps 40 to 75c.    Toothpicks 3 for 25c.
Bacon 16c. ^ Ham 16c.
Coal Oil, per can $2.30; per case $4.40. 16 bars Good Soap $1,
Everything Selling at Actual Cost,
Call and Investigate.


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