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 VOL, MB 35.
these mil mm coluksia, Saturday, march is, m,
PRICE m CENTS.
BULLION FliOiil KOOTENAY.
The Pilot Kay Smelter ����ukes Its Initial
Siii'puient.
Kaslo, March 15, '95. [To the
Prospector, special.]���The first
shipment of bullion from the Pilot
Pay Smelter was made today. The.
shipment consists of two carloads
and goes to the refinery at Aurora,
Illinois.
Ore Shipment?.
On account of irregular ore shipments the past month, caused by
the railway being blocked at time��.
ive biivc not published the tonnage
going out each week as usual. Following, however, are the figures:
Feb 11, Mountain Chief -10 tons.
Feb. 15, Noble Five
15
Slocan Star
85
Feb. 24, Reco
33J
Alamo
35
Noble Five
20
Idaho
40
Noble Five
15
March 1, Alamo
100
Deadman
20
March 4, Alamo
52.J
Idaho
35
Noble Five
35
Mar. 15, Last Chance
20
Noble Five
20-
Mar. lli, Slocan Star
50
During the month from
Surprise via Kaslo
98 J
otal    .......
7 Hi tons.
ntESirjENT HUMPHREY'S VISIT.
An Old Timer Gone.
Had we lhe space, ivc would
write a history of the famous big
boulder since the days of Adam.
Rut s] ace we have not, so can only
give it of lute years nnd that
briefly. "Jack" Cockle found this
silver-lead nugget in '92. He soltl
it to the Miiidenii syndicate for.
$2,000. When G. J. Atkins & Co
succeeded the Middenu outfit, the
boulder was one of the nssetts. Mr,
Atkins bad it broken up and
shipped 40 tons which yielded 140
ounces silver per ton and 72 per
cent lead. S. J, Humphrey purchased the residue and sorted out
85 tons additional winch averaged
the same u> Atkins shipment. For
the sum of $138, Humphrey transferred what was left to Mike Mc-
Andrcws, who fnwhided it down to
the mouth of Sandon creek. C!ji> t.
N. D. Moore then purchased thj
remains, and in due course of time
the machinery of the concentrator
will seperate the valuable from the
waste. 'I he mineral will be shipped to a smelter n|id the dirt flow
down Carpenter creek and help to
make real estate in the tuwnsite of
New Denver.    Vale big boulder.
Mike Mnboiiey is at Rossland
and has made application for a
license to sell intoxicating liquors
by the glass.
M. 8. ("Monte") Davys has been
appointed superintendent of the
Hull Mines, limited, on Toad
mountain, near Nelson. Mr.
Davys has heretofore held the same
position at the Go.den King and at
the Whitewater in the same neighborhood. It is said 60 men will
soon be emp'oyed but the most of
the work will be done by   contract.
Yea, ye Denverites and Nakusp-
uites, Sandonians and Kasloites,
Silvertonians, Roseberryites, you
Miners-high, Concentrates and
Codyites, all Slocaners and 3 Fork-
ers, remember, its Holden's Pharmacy for all reliable and standard
remedies. All our goods you will
find true and prices right. *
Various Hint Extensive Improvements to
be Made by the Iluliitb Syndicate.
A. E. Humphrey, president of
the several extensive mining companies, and of the Slocan Milling
Co., operating in the vicinity of
Three Forks, after spending five
very busy days examining the
numerous properties and attending
to the details of his extensive business interests, left, in comimny
with Frank Cox. his private secretary, for his home at Duluth,
Minn., on Wednesday hist.
Mr. Humphrey expressed him.
-elf as greatly pleased with the
progress made since his last visit,
nnd tleeidetl that many improvements should be made in the near
future, among which are the tramway and flume. The main train-
way will be a gravity one, 7,000
feet in length, double track with
steel T rails. From its head
branch tramways from 1,50.0 t;>
2,000 feet in length will lead to the
different mines controlled by the
syndicate.
The new flume to entry an adequate supply of water to the concentrator will be about two miles
in length and will take its supply
from the south branch of Carpenter creek about onehalf mile above
the forks. This conduit to he constructed of lumber and will be 2x3
feet in size. Within 60 days other
important improvements will be
uiuier way, the details of which
are not read'' for the puhlic.
Tupped the    I.nil*'.
The lower tunnel of the Slocan
Star has penetrated the great lode,
the foot wall having been cut a, few
clays since.
Cross cutting and drifting is now
being pushed so as to ascertain
what tins immense fissure carries
at the depth attained. This tunnel is one of the largest and finest
in lhe eiimp. From the first set of
ti rubers to a 4-foot vein which is
crossed at a distance of 420 feet
the tunnel is as straight as an
arrow; here it deflects slightly to
the
BECKEIi-SCHKOKDEK.
A, Popular Couple of   Three   Fork*   be-
fi'u, a Voyage i,,i Mntrimony'H Sen.
On Wednesday evening, the 12th
inst., Mr, Antoine J, Becker and
Mrs. Augusta Schroeder were pronounced man and wife. The ceremony was performed 'by Rev. Geo.
H. Morden, of Nelson, the beautiful end ii.,p .'ssivu service of the
Methodist church being used. He-
bides the minister and contracting
parties, there were present, Mrs.
Malley, Mrs. Eagan, Mrs. Wal-
dron, M1'*- Rowen, Mrs. Malntyre,
Miss Eagan and Mrs. McKay; "i
gentlemen, W. R. Stevenson, J. I).
Gieperich, Adam McKay, J. J,
Carscadden, Hamilton Byers, .John
Daly, Thos. Clair, S. ,1, Humphrey, C. Bowen and R. 11, Kemp.
After the ceremony and usual congratulations, the principals and
guests became seated around a
table well laden with solid and
liquid refreshments, to which all
did ample justice. The bridegroom, Mr, Becker, is one of the
pioneers of West Kootenay, having
first come here in 1885. He is
largely interested in mining and
for a long time was foreman of the
Idaho mine. The bride, nee Mrs.
Schroeder, came to British Columbia from Perbam, Minn., (ive years
ago. She has been engaged in the
hotel and restaurant business
since, and is known as a kind-
hearted and industrious woman
Tho happy couple immediately began married life in their own home
"The Terrace." Mrs. Pecker wil
visit her old home in Minnesota in.
about two weeks.
Cead Mlile Fallthe,
Tomorrow will be St. Patrick's
Day, a time always welcomed and
observed by the natives of the
Emerald isle and their decendents,
no matter on whicii portion of the
globe their lot may be cast. Many
a spray of shamrock and bow of
green ribbon will be worn over
a warm Irish heart tomorrow, and
many kind greetings exchanged between those who honor   the   natal
eit, or east,   and   for   another t|ity ���f Ireland's patron saint
120 feet is run direct to the foot
wall.
Vertically this will develop the
lode 435 feet, on the incline of the
vein  450   feet   from   the   surface.
Thus far the heading is in quartz
carrying pyrites of copper and iron
with some galena. Mr. White dues
not expect to get into the real bonanza for at least one month yet.
The ore chute developed in the
upper workings pitches to the east,
therefore it is probable some drifting in that direction will be necessary. As the vein is about 60 feet
in width, it will require some time
to cross cut it. The winze being
sunk to connect with this lower
tunnel level is 51 feet in depth.
Over 300 tons of ore have been
shipped which came out of it.
John A. Finch, capitalist, took a
look at his numerous Slocan holdings last week.
Jeff Lewis a pioneer of the
country is up from Rossland. He-
reports that camp as being very
lively.
A. David, representing Wilson
the tailor, now of New Denver, was
in town yesterday. Mr. David is
quite well posted on mineralogy,
hence finds this an interesting
country.
There will be no part of the
world, tomorrow, unrepresented by
this energetic race, as they penetrate everywhere. An old frontiersman once informed tlie writer that
he had several times been so far
beyond the outer pale of civilization he thought tlie foot of nian
had never trod the ground, but in?
variably be found an Irishman
was ahead of him. Max O'Rell
says that John Bull considers the
Kingdom of Heaven a part of the
British possessions, but we will
wager a weeks salary: should Mr.
Bull decide to take possession, he
would find that Pat bad pieceeded
him, and no doubt would be sitting
on the curb stone of a golden street
waiting for the new arrival to attempt to evict him.
Charley Chambers is at Ross-
Land.
Otto Jeldness, a well known mining opertor, is paying his first visit
to the Slocan.
An ore car and track material
was sent up to the Yakima mine a
few days since.
Rev. Gaebel of the Methodist
church will hold service in the 3rd
story of the Pacific, Hotel ut 11 a.
m, tomorrow.
Men keep shoveling sninv on all
roads leading to the different
mines so as to make sledding possible on the lower elevations.
John C. Blandy, a bright young
surveyor and genuine all round
rustler, came up from the Kemp
mineral springs during the week.
At Holden's Pharmacy���remedies
to make the old vouNG, die young
strong, the melancholy and despondent cincEiiKiii. and happy.   *
Neil Mclnneg and bride, nee
Miss Mary Murray, arrived yesterday from Nelson, wj,ere they wertf
united in marriage on the 7th inst.
Wm. Springer has gone to Rossland to look after his mining interests there, he having been one
of the first prospectors m that
camp.
Dr. Bruner has had a letter from
E. M. Pound, who is at Juneau,
Alaska, lie stales there is plenty
of gold in that country and he is
content to remain.
If you have a tooth-ache, headache, ear-ache or a heart-ache, do
not suffer or despair���at Holden's
Pharmacy you may be cured of all
your ills and sufferings and the
heart made glad, All our remedies are safe, sure and effectual.    *
The owners of the Goodenough
have another carload of
of their exceptionally high grade
oro ready to ship. There is 8 ins.
of galena, averaging nearly 1,000
ounces per ton in the face of the
tunnel.
J. L. Peirce, of Kaslo, left yesterday for a visit to his old home at
Philadelphia, Pa.
Prof, J. J. Liddy has gone to
Spokane to have a piece of Bteel
removed from his eye which he got
while polishing the end of a picee
of steel in the Reco mine.
Capt. N. I). Moore has gone to
Vancouver, B. C, to purchase tin
T rails and other iron necessary
for the tramway lines from th(
different mines to the concentrator
Today we present our readers
with a copy of .our spei ial number
which has been in process of preparation for some time. For the
benefit of all interested in the
country.    Send it everywhere.
Jap King, wdio has spent four
winters in the Slocan, leaves in a
few days for Goat river to look
afj.er the Alice and Internationa)
claims which he is interested in
there, it being his intention to have
crown grants for them  this season
NOTICE.
will all persons who subscribed toward th*
Spectaj   Mining   Edition o( the Prospector
kind.y call at the i nice mid procure theil
extra Copies, as we arc anxious to close al!
mailers ni this kind ut us curly u date us possible, W. 1). Pratt,
It. 11. KKMP.
DISSOLUf-ipNijf PARTNERSHIP
It Is hereby mutually agreed by the undei
sighed unit the partnership existing between
ti>, under the name and title ol Lovatt Bros., i-
hereby dissolved and brought to un end, and
that toe undersigned Qeu, Lovatt will reoelvi
nil moiiles, and pay utl Indebtedness ut the latt
linn. [Signed)     ono. Lovatt,
ItOliT. MOTAOQAKT, M iOI-s-. SA.MCK1.   Lovact
Dated ui 'lii.ee l-Wks this lain day of Mar. 1895
N. ti.���Business carried on as usual by Geo
I.ovati, proprietor,
IS NOW READY--
OUR BIG NUMBER.
0T\ ii jrf
: Special Mining Edition
The Prospector
OF
A Complete, Comprehensive and Accurate account
of the SLOGAN from its discovery until March
1st, 189o,
Send It Everywhere.
SOLD at IOcts, PER COPY.
Send in Your Orders,
Hunter & McKinnon
HAVE IN STOCK AI
TJHREE FORKS. SILVERTON.
Large Stock of .Miners' and Builders' H ir.ltvire, Mails, Tmw.ire, Paint-
Oils, Varnish, Glass, etc. UROCERIE8���Hungarian and Spokane  hard   wheat flour,   salmon,   mackerel,  bacon,
butter,  bam, canned  golds,   potatoes,   etc
Also an assortment of
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes.
fWF-All of which is offered at a low price for cash.
SLOCAN NEWS CO.
Stationery, Candies,   Nuts,  Fruits, Cider, Fruit Juices, Tobaccos, Cigars, Rooks, Novels, Novelties.   0P"IllUBtrated Papers.
Agents for Coast, Canada and Eastern Papers,
THMfE FORKS   AND   SANDON. ��� '���  '- ���"
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fHE .' SLOCAN '. PaOSPECTOR
i!Y  W.   D.   PRATT.
FAVOB IlOMK INDUSTRY.
The excess of iron contained in
the Trail creek gold ores is lhe real
Becr'et of why it is so profitable to
mine and ship them, as the smelters.are short of iron as a fluxing
agent. Tlie unusual high grade of
the Slocan mines in lead contents
also makes this product much
sought after. Soon we hope the
dry ore reserves will be so developed that from these mines sulfi-
iient of this indispensible product
Will be in sight to Warrant the
establishment of more smelting
plants on the Canadian side of the
boundary line. It appears, from
present developments, that southern Kootenay has within its borders the proper variety of minerals
and fluxing materials to keep at
least two extensive smelters in
operation, thus doing away with
the necessity of shipping our ores
to far distant points for reduction.
When the product of the country
is reduced at home the miner gets
quicker and better returns, and the
entire population is enriched by a
large addition to the local pay roll,
The season of year is at hand for
the discovery of the usual spring
crop of long lost mines. Several
have been reported thus far.
West Kootenay now has seven
newspapers Five years ago there
was riot one. The press has kept
pace with the country and at present every field is fully occupied
and at least two crowded.
The long ami exasperating deadlock in the Idaho legislature has at
last been broken, and Senator Geo.
L. Shoup succeeds himself. Thus
another silver senator vVill occupy
a seat in "the greatest deliberative
body on earth."
F. PYMAN
Practical; Jeweller, : Watchmaker: and
# Optician. *
-New Denver and Three Forks.-
Ortlers for Repairs to be left with
Ii S. Freeze & Co. at New  Denver,
���and���
^-C. BOWEN  at Three Forks.-'
According to certain franchises
granted to the International Telephone company, of the state of
Washington, the Slocan will soon
have a perfect network of lines
ready for that method of transmitting messages.
]W|    W. BRUNER, Mi D.
*" * liowt'ii House, THREE FORKS
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON.
A. C. ABBS,
2; ATTORNEY-AT-LaW,
Three Forks, B. C.
Special Attention to Mining
 Interests.	
Oflice, Front Street.
The Miner is the iiame of the
Nelson Tribune's, echo recently
Btarted at Rossland. I). B. Bogle
J. P. will guide its destinies and
steer the readers up against corner
lots���if he can.
The Slocan has had snow slides,
timber fires, high winds and other
inconveniences, bbt has been very,
fortunate in escaping one'' of the
worst disasters that ever cursed
an industrial community'. There
has never been a labor strike, and
there is no fear of one.
The past winter has been an unusually mild one considering the
fact that we are located on the
fiftieth parallel. Yet the oldest
residents of Kootenay lake tell us
it is the average, the two previous
winters having been exceptional.
The long-drawn-out and sensational Hayward murder trial at
Minneapolis, has at last ended and
a verdict of guilty recorded agAinst
the defendent. It hoW remains to
be seen if the technicalities of the NO�� I BAKERY
law will save this murderer's neck
from the noose, as is so common in
the United States.,..       ���
��    B. KERR
BARRISTER,  SOLICITOR
and Notary Public.
NEW   DENVER,   B. C.
Old mother earth peeping lip
through her winter's covering of
snow causes the restless prospector
to long for the hills, so as to renew
his search for concealed riches.
Already there has been quite an
exodus of those who have assessment work to do before the real
prospecting season opens.
Denver, Colorado, papers are
agitating the importance of holding an international mining exhibition in that city sometime in
1896,
As Colorado people never do
anything by halves, it can be
taken for granted the affair will be
a success. Should such an exhibition be given, British Columbia,
and especially the Slocan, will
doubtless be weli represented.
When President Van Home
authorized the building of the railway line from the Columbia river
to Nelson, he said any mad would
do if it only beat Joe Wilson's
pack train. Were a pack train
run in opnosition to the Nakusp
Slocan railway it might possibly
waken the railway people up a little. ��� ��� -���--' *
i i
The output of copper from the
mines ni South Kootenay should be
no small Jtern in the future.
Should the Silver King near Kelson be Worked extensively arid the
mines of White Grouse mountain
become productive as their owners
hope to make them, together with
the red metal contained in the
Trail creek ores, the yearly product
of copper should show up favorably alongside the other metals
produced.
E. Shannon, Prop.
BREAD.   BUNS,   CAKES.  PIES
FRESH  EVERY DAY,
Candies
and Taffys
Patronage solicited.
New   Denver.
From all accounts our sisier
town, Kaslo. in awakening to something like its old time life and
vigor as in the days of '92; < A
town composed of people, who,
when things looked tlark, without
a penny of government aid, pledged
$20,000 to build a wacon road to
the mines, antl paid over the
money as it became due, are (he
kind to take advantage of opportunities as they are, presented.
DISSOLUTION NOTICE.
The partnership heretofore exIsilnK beiwoen
Crane ,li Lowes, hnlel keepers, of Three forks,
has this day been dissolved bv   iniiiiiul   agreement. .1. W, Lowkh,
W. A. CRANE.
Witness:   A.C. A huh.
J, Wi Lowes assumes   all   liabilities and   all
debts due the linn no payable to hlni.       n'<l
Heretofore the clause in the mineral act regarding assessment work
on mineral claimr, has been quite
ambiguous, and has given rise to
much doubt a3 to what our lawmakers intended a hundred dollars
worth of Work to be.
The question should   be   set   at
rest now. however, as it   is   lawful
for a claim owner to pay   $100   to
the recorder in lieu of   performing
tho work.   Hence the meaning   of
' the act was $100 in labor, and   not
' a certain number of days vrork or
' an excavation of a certain Bi)!b ;u-
���i riling to the ground moved
C;& K.S.N, Co.,
���    LIMITED.
TllttF.   TAI1I.K   NO.    il.
In effect Wednesday, Aug. 29, 1H91.
REVELSTOKE ROUTE-STEAMER I.YTTON.
Connecting with the Canadian I'aellle rail.
viay (main line) for points east and west.
Leaves Revelstoke on Fridays at 4 a.m.
Leaves Robson  oil Saturdays at 0 p. m.
���   KASLO ROUTE���STEAMER NELSON.
Leaves Nelson I Leaves Kaslo for Nekon
Mondays at 4 p. m. Sundays at 8 a. m.
Tuesdays at 4 p. tn. | Tuesdays at3n. m.
W'nesduysatr>:40 p.m. | Wednesdays, 8 a. m.
Thursdays at I, p. m.   I Thursdays at 8am
Spokane Falls
& NORTHERN RAILWAY.
Urn I Fort Sheppard miay.
ALL RAIL !. SPOKANE, WASHINGTON
Leave 7 a. m. N1C1.SON   Arrive ��:4n p.'m.
ON TUESDAY* and Fridays trains will run
through to-Spokane, arriving there same
day.   Ketimilmrwlll leiive Spokane a> 7
a. m. nn cVudiicsdiiys andSatiirdiivs.ari'lvlitgat
Niiisount ,1:40p iii.siuni. diiv.iiuikiiiK close connections With steamer Nelson for ail Kootenay
lake points.
Passenger* for Keltic River and Boundary
Creek connect at Matcus with stage on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays,
Passengers lor Trull Creek nilncH conned at
Nartliport with stage on Wednesdays and  Sat
urdays.
**   Richelieu Hotel.
A. McCOMBER, Proprietor.
The House will be Entirely Renovated and Conducted   iri
First-Class Style.
Sample Rooms
Stocked with Best Brands of Liquors and Cigars.
COURTEOUS TREATMENT TO ALL.
THREE FORKS,
For a Fine Suit, Wait for
R. S. WILSON,
Of Revelstoke,
Who Visits Three Forks Every Two Months.
SATISFACTION   GUARANTEED.
Lodging Rooms.
HEATED BY FURNACE.
Bath Rooms.
WEAVER & BARNES.
Opposite Prospector office.-
-A.A.A...
The Kaslo Drug Co.
j.*w. lTvers,"
Manager.
KASLO, AND
-Carry WALL PAPER with their com
���       stock ol Drugs, Medicines, etc. | ;
"T!Three Forks.
J. WOODS,  Bakery,
fJAflAniANj^AClFlF.JJ
AIL-
WAY
I ridays at 4 p. m
Saturdays at 5:40 p.m.,
connecting on Saturdays (ind Wednesdays
with Nelson & Fort
Sheppard railway lor
Kaslo undLaEc pomts.
Fridays at 3 a. m
Saturday 6:40 p. m., con
neotiiigonTuesdaysaiid
Fridays with Nelson ,i
Ft. Sheppard railway
lor Spokane.
REVKL3TOKE   TIME   TABLE
Atlantic, ('.(.press arrives 10; 10 tlitily.
Purine '* "       17 "���      "
'I lie coiiiprnj- reserves the rinhi. to Chang?
I Ills schedule nt any time without notice.
For full Infoi matlon lis to tickets, rales, ot<.
iippiv nt the company * olllees, nelson, Ii. < .
T. ALLAN, J. V. TROIT,
Secretary, MnnBgct.
Cheapest, moat reliable and safe route to Montreal, Toronto, St. Paul, Chicago, New York and
Boston. Kales M t>> v 10 lower than any other
route.
I-  Specially lined Unionist ocrs, in charge ol a
porter, for lhe accommodation 0[ passcngcrc
I holding second-class tickets. I ������-
Passengers booked to and from all European
.-loiius at lowest rates,,
Low ffclgtrates. Qui k despatch. Merchants
will save money by having their freight routed
\ hi thee. P. It.
Frill And reliable Information , Irin by apply
��� fig to
IEO, Mil,. 1IKOWN,         i. T. JIltV.WSTKK,
Assi. ueti. passenger agent',      La) nl iikeut.
Yiincoin         ltu vein toko.
glOVFreeh Bread Always on Hand,
20 Loaves for $1.00,
'��� *
Terrace Lodging House.
On the Upper Terrace,
THREE FORKS, B. C.
Beautiful
Quilt, Chin mi Comfortable Rooms ty flty Week or tfostb.
iful View. Reasonable Rate's     ^*
Mrs. A. Schroeder.
mger" ���  just received,    jmtmi
1000 pairs Boots & Shoes
KOT OIVEN AWAY Bra    ���
Sold at moderate prices,
At the Concentrator Store. ���
AN HISTORICAL SUNK.
Known Longer than Any  Other   In   the
Pacific North-West.     A Heavy
Producer Today.
The Blue Belle mine, situated on i
a short peninsula jutting out frt m
the east shore of Kootenay lake,
nearly opposite the town of Ains-
worth, is, probably, the oldest
known silver-lead mine in the Pacific north-west,
This property belongs to the
same company which oWns the extensive smelting plant at Pilot bay,
8 milps south of this mine.
It is authoratively stated that
the outcrop of this immense vein
was first found by David Douglass,
a Scotch botanist, in the year 1825,
he being, as far as is known, the
first white man to explore the
shores of that beautiful inland
fresh water sea. Following him
cnme the trappers of the Hudson
Buy company, who used the lead
, from its surfacn ores to replenish
their stick of bullets for the old-
fashioned flint lock muskets they
always carried with them.
Some time in the early eighties,!
Robert E. Sproul located the claim,!
giving it the name it bears today.
Like many other tinted mines of]
the far west, a tragedy nocured on
its account which causes a bloody
page to he written in its history.
F"r some reason, while Sproul considered he was in peaceable possession, Thomas Hammill re-located
the property and held possession
against the wishes of Sproul. On
the 14th day of April, 1885, Ham-
tatll was fotind in tt dj'in'g condition on one of the (Tumps of the
claim, a bullet having entered his
body under his ieft arm' itud come
out above the right hip. So near
was life extinct when he was discovered, that no dying statement
6ould he make. Suspicion re��ted
on Mr. Sproul, who had that morning left by row boat intending to
go to Sand Point, in Idaho, i��t
supplies. The late H. Anderson,'
then provincial constable, captured
Sproul near the boundary line, and
he was afterward hanged in Victoria, protesting his innocence even
on the T.affold. Thomas Ham-
mill's dust Hes in a grave surrounded by a neat picket tence,
with a pine plank at the head, tin'
a slight raise to the left as yotf enter Galena bay, about one-half
mile south of where he met hiW
death.
Previous to Mr. Sproul's advent,
other adventurous spirits who had
penetrated these northern wilds
had also discovered the outcrop of
this great ledge. The low grade of
the ore and the remoteness from
transportation had deterred them
from locating and holding the
claim. One prospector, however,
who had been outfitted bjf itie. late
Senator George Hearst, of Cali-
fi ruin. waH so pleased' With the
prospect that he induced Mr.
Hearst to pay it a visit. Mr.
Hearst came from San Francisco
as far as Walla Walla by water,
thence overland via Colville to Little Dalles where labori< usly a row
boat was worked up the Columbia
to the mouth of the Kootenay
river. Thence, by making numerous portages, up that stream to the
present site of Nelson, and. on in
still water to the mine. The ruins
of a small smelting furnace, built
of rock by Mr. Hearst, can be seen
near the mine to this day. With
this crude furnace he reduced some
of the ore to lead bullion which he
took with him on his return to San
Francisco, but it must have been
too low grade, as he never paid attention to the claim afterward.
Dr. Wilbur A. Hendryx purchased the property in 1885 and
for several years was   engaged   in
Sror; ecting it for a company which
e represented.   At a depth of 126
feet, a cross  cut  was   run  which
showed SO feet and 9 inches of ore.
Since the mine came into possession of the present owners they
have done considerable development and today it is doubtless the
heaviest producer in the province
of British Columbia.
Mrs.J.H.Werely
DRESSMAKER.
Has Ladies' Fancy Dress Goods,
Muslins, Laces, Delicate Flannels, Gloves, Mitts,	
Musical Instrumknts.
Frkrh Fhuit.
ALL KINDS op
Sewing   Done
Nkw   Denvkr.
PETER CARRIER!
SHOEMAKER
S3ot3 and Shoes Made to Order
CHAS. LUNDBERG,
Star  ^u
^\ Hotel,
Rate, $1.50 to $2.00 per day.
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS
���SANDON, B. C.���
First-class Work and Best M aterial
Ore Street, Thrkk Forks;
Str."W. Hunter"
CAI'T. KSTAItROOKS, MASTKIi.
I   EAVES New Denver daily for
Silverton at 7  a.   ni., and for
Wilson creek at 8:30 a. m.
Leaves Wilson creek for New Denver and Silverton at 4 p. m.
I (SUNDAY EXOKI'TKD.)
Slocan Trading & Navigation Coat-any*
Idaho Cigar Store
g*r CIGARS WHOLESALE and RETAIL. Jg*
The Largest Stock and  Lowest Prices in Kootenay.
If You want a Good Cigar, Tobacco or Pipe, Call and See Ub.
Three forks,
H, F, BDR&0GI3, K'a'g'r.
THE- BRUNSWICK -HOTEL
THREE FORKS;
This Large New House is Now Open for the Accomodation bf the Public
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EVERYTHINO FIRST-CLASS.
HEADQUARTERS  FOR MINING MEN.
BAR SUPPLIED WITH BEST LlQtJORS AND CIGARS IN THE MARKET.
Lowes & Glair, Proprietors.
Life^ Worth Living
At The
NEWMARKET HOTEL,
NEW DENVER, B. C.
Which Under the New Management is the
LEADING ���-��� HOTEL '���' of ���-��� WEST ���-��� KOOTENAY.
Popular Resort of All who visit the Slocan Mining District;
STEGK & winter:
Three Forks Sawmill,
gfTOUft DRYING KILN IS A SUCCESS.
We are able to supply at short notice all kinds "f^Hn Dried
Flooring, V-joint Ceiling, Jambs  & Casein??,
R u s t i Cj Dressed Boards, Ploughed Pulley Styles,
Ship-lap, Moulded   Base, Corrugated   Caseings,
Quarter-round,     Stair BalusterB, 0. G. Stops, &c, &c-
A full line of Rough and Dressed Lumber and Shingles constantly on
hand or Cut to Order, at Reasonable Prices.
LOVATT BROS.. Proprietors.
BOWEN
Largest and Best Hotel.
Rates $1.50 to $2.00 per day.
ALWAYS REGISTER at The BOWEN HOUSE.
N. D. Moore; Presi
R. McFerran, Sec't>
The Slocan Store Co* (Ltd.)
IS READY FOR BUSINESS AT
�����Goncentratbn
All goods at Rock Bottom prices;
iiiI.iW1iI.ii
Terminus of Nakusp & Slocan Railway.
THE SUPPLY POINT - CENTERi'*�� SLOCAN.
WITHIN EASY REACH OF ALL THE MINES,
Situated at the Forks of Carpenter creefc.
i
�����-FOR PRICES AND PARTICULARS APPLY TO -
.* s '     s      ��� ���������-        ��
, Real Estate and Mining Broker,
605 HASTINGS STREET, VANCOUVER* B. C.   -.^w* WAFTKD FROM WATSON.
An Account of What In Going mi around
Hint Once Ituny ISurg.
Watson, B.C. Mar. 11, '95.
To thk Editor, Sir:���There is
Very little news to record of this
oi,ce thriving hamlet. As is well
known, the disastrous fire of July,
'94, wiped us out. Now and again
n fishing party comes along and
livenn things somewhat; otherwise
there is little to disturb its tranquility.
Quiet as the place is, however,
Ihere is some activity at the top of
the mountain to the north of us
where Major E. C. Vanmoerkerke
has been working alone for the list
three months without seeing a living soul. On Sunday last Bob
Williams and the writer climbed
to the top to see how he was getting on, as we were all afraid something might have happened hiin
We had a pretty hard climb, as
the snow was very soft mill rotten
in | luces, but finally we reached
hi - i abin. The Maj< r wn ��� working away in his tunnel ami was
much surprised to see us. lie says
he has never felt Inaesonie and has
���jioy missed Mine clays work all
winter. He has run nearly 100
feet, the rock being quite hard, and
expects to strike the ledge thirty
ft tit ahead, Naturally he invited
us to lhe cabin and provided us a
meal of pork and beans, which wus
much appreciated. We were very
much pleased to find him alive and
hearty. He had resolved tri give
up whiskey with the new year, but
the temptation of a bottle which
Bui) had somewhat shook his resolution,
Matt Oledo iiiis Ihiirhed the assessment woil; on th" Snap" mineral claim, an eastern extension of
the Lucky Jim group, where he has
made i|iiite a strike, The claim
belongs to Chester Glass, of
Spokane.
Lott Willey and his amiable
wife keep the h spitable hotel
which is now Watson's sole build-'
ing.
Bob Williams and C. L, Arnold
are pounding away at the Lucky
Jim.
Husheroft and Lou Cole have
the contract fir rawhiding the ore
from the Eureka  mine.
Mr. Maedonald is still working
away with as much zest as ever at
his tunnel on the roatlside.
Kumtux.
The special edition of the Prospector,
contaltih k ii complete description oi
(he Slocan m-.d Its mini's. Hand In
your order.! to this office 10 trills per
copy,  fcc .ii ii ever> where.
Mike Mi/Andrews needs looking
after. Lnsf ni. hi. he dreamed he
saw tin; ghost of George Forbes,
who was I il I'd here last summer, I
and the S| iril of a woman who
died at Sandon, riding past his
shack in a i nantoni sled drawn by
the spook of one of Mike's defunct!
mules, Gorman West's hog, which
Diysterii usly disappeared last winter, trotted along behind, bul
st' pi nl nnd winl ed at the dreamer
as n in h as to say 'i II get even
with you yet."
The special edition ��i the PRdspfecTOR,
containing; n e mplete description of the
Sloean and ns mines- Hand In j-onr orders
to this office, 10 eenls per Copy. Send It
everywhere
With the advent of spring, which
brings bottomless roads, causes
delayed mails and the thousand
and one vexations which try the
patience and test the fortitude of
the pioneers of a new country,
there is one blessing this year in
store for the Slocan resident. He
can hold up his hands devoutedly,
and thank the benilicent Creator of
all things that the excitement at
Rossland will attract and hold
tjhis season's crop of yellow legged
"mining" exports."
KUW COPPKK   CAMI*.
A Comparittivfily   New   District   Which
Produces Gold, Sliver and Copper.
The White Grouse Mountain
country, situated 15 miles east of
Kootanay lake, near the head of
Goat river and a tributary of the
St. Mary's, appears to be attracting considerable attention at present, ami it is confidently aserted by
those the heaviest interested, that
there will be a great deal of stir in
that section the coming summer.
To teach this district the traveller
lands at the townsite of Davie, on
the cast shore of "Kootenay lake 10
miles south of Pilot bay, anil travels by trail up Lock hart creek 7
miles to the first summit. Thence
across a branch of a tributary of
the St. Mary's and then begins the
ascent of the mountain, which is
estimated to be 8,000 feet above
the sta at the summit. Notwithstanding ibis heigbth, the mountain, fri in the west approach and
on its top, is very smooth and easy
to travel over. Three or four systems of lodes cross this immense
hill from northeast to southwest,
varying in width from 6 to 10 ftet
and practically vertical. The ores
are cupper, silver and gold, said to
average in copper 20 percent, si1-
ver 90 ounces and gold about $7
per ton. '1 he first discoveries weie
made in July 1893. Little but I
staking the claims was done that1
year. In LS',14, it was necessary to
budd a trail the entire 15 miles,
consequently the claim owners did
but little in excess of the annual
asiessnient work. What is known
as the Cop|er King ledge is located for 15,000 feet, or nearly 8
miles, fine ore showing on every
claim. This great, fissure bus (ill
average width of 10 feet, all of
which, it is claimed, will pay to'
work.
Besides leing a wonderful mineral section, it is believed to be the
greatest name cotiniry in either
East or West Kootenay. Cariboo,
deer and bear are quite plentiful,
while white grouse, Irf ptaiuigen,
are as thick as the sportsman
would care to h��:ve them.
Ontside White Grouse, except
in a few instances, but little ijivs-
I ecting has been done, yet several
important discoveries have be.cn
made on adjacent bills. The attention of Boston capitalists has
been drawn toward the country
and it is I elievetl quite an amount
of development wt��k will be done
the present year.
This canip is i'n (lofr'f. Kiver recording district, the of) ce being   at
Rykert's   custom   house    on     lhe
Kootenay river.
Several persons in the vicinity
of Three Forks have interests in
ciaims mi White Grouse mountain
and they ejfieet to put in a part
of the summer there.
R. STRATH ERN
Watchmaker and
MANUFACTURING  JEWELER.
T. A. Garland,
FRONT ST., KASLO, B. C.
mum and mmn seine
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i an at-tistic manner. ftl.lUi 6, *i
I-)R. A. S. MARSHALL,
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Dentist.
All work guaranteed.
KASLO, B.C.
LADIES,
You Will Find
Everything
Vou .Want
In the wav of
MILLINERY,       UNl'iERWEAR,
���and-    FANCY GOO IS   ���at���
m w, w, mem
Bolander B'ld'g,        New Denver,
The Most Complete Stock of
Dry Goods in the Country.
Ladies Fine Imported Dress Patterns, Henriettas, Satin Finish,
Evening Shades in Cashmeres.       Cream Cashmeres.
        Corsets, Underwear, Hosiery. Gloves, Etc., Etc.
A Big Supply of
Groceries
Hardware
KBttT & nutti
Books, Stationery and
NEWS-DEALERS.
All the Latest Leading Papers and
periodicals  kept in stock.
|PHF"Orders by mail promptly
attended to., pi
Front St., KASLO, B. C.
General Merchandise.
Gents'  Furnishing Goods, Boots and Shoes, Glass, Nails, Building ���
Hardware and Tinware.
KASLO AND
John B. Wilson    ~    Three Forks
dams House
Kaslo jb-c
j    6 o �� o oc
COURT OF REVISION FOR
THE MUNICIPALITY OF
THE CITY O'F KASLO.
Notice In hereby given flint h Court nt ISevis
lorn will he held In tne c.niiuii nnanilier, mi
Motida;, hin day of April, Us9S, ut 10 o'clock In
the i',,re���i,uii. n,r tin- purpose uf lioaritig oun -
plaints against tne assessment as made by ihe
Assessor, lor the.Current \eur, mid for revising
nnd correcting ihe Assessment Roll.
w.n. Maxwell,
0. ill. c.
Kaslo, II. t'., Feb. aith, 1895.
A First-Class Haure ai hmuWt Ha,     3 SquireXuli for SI
Adams & Cummings, Propr's,
Do foil Eat?
If you do, buy your Fruits,
Vegetables and Confectionery iron
GEO. MINIELLY,
3rd St.,  KASLO.
At his store you will also find Poultry, Oysters, etc.-
Goods at Wholesale or Retail.
Every Day
The
KASLO TRANSPORTATION 00,
Tho special edition ol ihe Prospector, containing a cnmtleie description ���<���! lhe Slocan
and Its mines. Hand In your orders to this
Office, lOoents percopy,  Send It everywhere
FRED J. SQUIRE,
lt��*H..|'V...l   T.>illlH,fl*.
There are doubtless several
thousand Inns of what, in local
parlance, are termed carbonate
ores, on the dumps of a number of
mines in the Sh can district, which
will range in value from 60 to 100
ounces silver per ton and from 6 to
30 per cent, lead.
Heretofore this ore has been val-
uless to the mine owner as freight
charges we-re iJO high there was little or no margin left fur the shipper. With the advent of another
railway, and the cost of transportation greatly reduced, no doubt
this tonnage, in great measure, will
be added to our product in another
year.
Is  Now Running.
L/3.1ly   OT.ollBfeS    BETWEEN' KABLO AMU THREE FOB
KS
Merchant Tailor Stables at Kaslo and Three Forks.
NlCUKIN, II. C.
A choice  collection   of  worsteds
serges and tweeds alwayil on hand
Tho Special Edition of the
Prospecior, containing a
complete description of the
Slocan and its mines. Hand
in your orders to this olllce,
10 cents per copy. Send it
everywhere.
rw
Saddle Horses to Let At*
loth Stabler/.	
"%m^
WORKS CO.
I GHEATEQTORE MARK.
FY  IN   THE   WORLD.
'GOLD, SILVCn, COPPER AND LEAD OREO
8AMPLFD AND SOLD
TO HIGHEST BIDDER.
DENVER. COLO.
The   Pacific   Hotel.
FIRST-CLASS
In  Every Particular. ���',.-,      '- j
Rooms in charge of Mrs. temll
CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE ROOMS.
A WEMC8ED BAR IN CONNECTION. tfaddn i H,
Front Street, THREE FORKS, B. C ���

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