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Devoted to the Wining Interests and Development of the District of EAST H00TE|lflY.
Vol. 1, No. 15.
Golden,  B.  C,   Thursday  November 4th,   1897.
$2.00 Per Year
Address :*-BOX 49 GOLDEN, B.C.
Alexander Block,
Golden, B.C.
Plro, Life, Heal Estate, Home AgonU,
Auctioneer! and Customs Brokers
Fire Agencies:
Quoun, Lincisliire, Union, Hartford.
European Steamship Ticket Ofllee.
The Sun Life iDimrance Corapiny.
The Ontario Accident Insurance Co'y.
The Blrheck Investment and Loan Co.
L. Cummins, F.L.S.,
And Civil Knginoer.
Fort Steele, B.C.
Thos. McNaught,
Mining Broker, Financial Agent, Conveyancer
and Notary Public.
Tost office address:
Am&7 Offices and
Chemical Laboratory,
(Established 1890.)
For several years with Vivian & Sons, Swan-
lea, and local representative for them.
Fer ft years manager for the utmayers to tho
IM* Tlnto Co., London.
Canadian representative of the Cassol Oold
Extracting Co. L'td, Glasgow (Cyanide process.)
N.It.-A 11 work personally superintended. Only
competent men employed.    No pupils  re
-:    Made  By    ;-
Bott <& Embree
Tees ik Advance.
Oold |1 w
Sitter    1H
(iold And Hirer IW
Copper 1 60
l��a l u
Laid lid Bilver S oo
Or�� tested by Cyanide Frocou.
Olhar root oa Application.
& Embalming
Telegraph orders receive prompt attention
Wedding Rings
Calgary, - Alberta.
Tbe Pf ovidenee par Go
Providence, B.I.
wsnts ill kinds of raw (urn, skins, ginseng, seneca, etc. Prices for next sixty
days tie as follows:   *
Silver Fox   (15.00 to $150.00.
Bear $ 5.00 to (25.00.
Otter t 4.00 to $   0.00.
Martin ...�� 2.00 to f  0.00.
Beaver (per pound)...( 3.00 to |  3.50.
Wolf t 1.00 to $   2.00.
Red Fox t 1.00 to $  2.00.
Mink <   .75 to t   2.00.
Skunk  (   .25 to ��   1.00.
Gray Fox .'*.'...I   .50 to $    .75.
Hat t   .20 to ���    .25.
Friee list on all other furs and skins
furnished upon application. Full prices
guaranteed, careful selection, courteous
treatment, and immediate remittance on
All consignments.       * .    .'
Jas. Henderson,
I'lani Prepared.
Prompt attention given lo onlers.
A aupply of UulldlliK Lime lor iali'.
The Golden
Fresh and Salt Meats. ______
Fish and Game lu season.
Dealers In Cattle, Hheep and Horses,
Mall orders receive prompt attention.
���Repairing     mm
Boots, Shoes and Harness
Repaired promptly.
Livery and
Feed Stables
Good Saddle Horses and Rigs of AH Kinds for
Hire at Reasonable Rates.
Teaming of All Kinds a Specialty.
Hamilton and Skeltou,
Golden, B. C.
Confectionery and
Meals at all hours in first class
style. A choice lot of Jams,
Jellies, Cigarettes and Cigars
always in stock.
Good Time
By every man who has a watch.
��� ��. ALEXAJIDEft, ���
C.P.B. Watch Inspector will bo
Wednesday to Friday _^>
each week. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Work can lie left at
The Columbia House
Tlie Ontrat Hotel ol Kant Kootonay, midway
between Golden and Fort Steele,
Good Oul*itne. Choice Uquon A Good Stabling.
E. H. Small, Proprietor.
Gold . . .
Mines  . .
Development Co.
Now York,   Chicago,
Spokane, Wash,
CAPITAL 8TOCK  ���10,000,000.00.
Buy and Sell Mining* Properties.
Furnish Money for Development
Major Clohecy has this week received
from his foreman most encouraging reports of the progress being made in the
development of the Boston and Bennison
claims owned by his company. The supplies for the winter camp are now all iu
and work will be vigorously pushed all
winter on the tunnel st the 1000 foot
Tip Johnston has completed his con-
trict on the Mabel group for the Alberta
and Kootenav Co. on Copper creek. The
tunnel was driven 64 feet on ths Mabol
claim and some open cuts on the ledge
were also mude shewing splendid gold,
silver and copper ore.
The Bald Mountain Mining Co. aro
receiving most favorable reports from the
workmen engaged in driving the tunnel
on their group of 10 claims near Donald.
The tunnel has already cut a 0 foot vein
of high grade quartz and also a 111 foot
vein of blue quartz carrying good paying
values in free milling gold and are now
cutting into a third vein of high grade
quartz and when the last report came
down they were five feet into this vein
and had not yet reached the hanging
wall. This is likely to develop into one
of the largest mines in the Province.
The owners have decided to hold the
property and work it themselves and
neither the property nor the company's
stock aro for sale.
Messrs. .Toliffe and Kcyser havo gone
to the coast on a two weeks' visit.
Messrs. Knowlton and Lindsay have
returned east.
Mr. Tompkins of Brockvllle paid
Golden a visit on Tuesday last. He is
interested with some Vancouver parties
in a group of claims on Carbonate
Mountain on which somo development
work was done during the past season.
Mr. W. R. Ross, formerly of Nugont k
Ross, barristers, Winnipeg, now a member of the firm of Ross & Herchmer, of
Fort Steele, has just returned to Winnipeg from Kast Kootenay for a short
visit. Mr. Ross gives to the Free Press
a glowing account of the prospects in
that part of British Columbia. This year
has been, the " prospectors' yeor," and
the country bat been over-run with
prospectors from all parts of the world,
and the unanimous verdict of all is that
East Kootenay gives greater promise,
from its surface indications, than. any
other part of British Columbia that has
yet been explored. In tho Fort Steele
district there arc few developed mines
on accout of the expense of transportation to the smelters, but amongst these
aro the North Star and St. Eugeue. The
North Star is considered by competent
experts to contain the greatest body of
galena that has yet been uncovered in
any part of British Columbia. The
magnitude of tbe coal beds near tho Elk
river, in the Crow's Nest pass, is known
to all, and preparatory work is now
being done on thorn with a view to
having them operated at the earliest
possible moment; and there is good
authority for the statement that the
work of construction of forty miles into
British Columbia, from tho present
terminus of the railroad, will be proceeded with at once. In that event the
railroad should reach the Kootenay
river during next summer. Tho Wild
Horse creek, which empties into the
Kootenay at Fort Steele, was the scene
in 1864 of a placer excitement similat to
that now taking place in the Klnndoke,
and it is generally conceded that from
$25,000,000 to f3O,00O,OH0 were taken out
of tho surface gravel of (our miles of the
creek, without reaching Ihe bedrock.
There are two large companies operating
the bunks of the creek by hydraulic
methods nnd are suid to lie making good
returns. Wherever tho bodrock has beon
prospected good pay dirt has been found,
and tho same may lie said of at least a
dozen small creeks which ultimately find
their way into the Kootenay, so that tho
capitalist who wishes to invest his money
in remunerative placer propositions need
not go as far as tho Klondyke.
In tho last issuo of the Provincial
Gazette notice is given of the incorporation of the Cranbrook Power and Light
Company, Ltd., and the Cranbrook
Water Company, Ltd. Notice of application for incorporation of �� company to
operate a line of railway from a point at
or near Cranbrook to the headwaters of
St. Mary's River, also appears. Notice
of this application will be found in another cbliimU,
A Good Country for Sport.--Plenty
of Bin Came.
Messrs. Archibald and Charles Butter
of Faskally, Pitlochrie, Scotland, passed
through Goldon last week on tlieir wuy
home to Scoitund. These gentlemen
who arc renowned sportsmen arrived in
Golden about the middle of August and
proceeded to South East Kootonay to
hunt. Last year the elder Mr. Butter
hunted for cariboo and his guide and
hunter on that occasion waa Mr. A. Fan-
wiek ol Fort Steele. They mot with
extraordinary success capturing some
very fine heads and killing among others
a perfect albino cariboo which is an
animal of extreme rarity. This year his
mind was set on mountain sheep and he
and his brother again placed themselves
under the care of Mr. Fenwiek. They
proceeded up the St. Mary's river to the
Moyio district. At first their sport was
indifferent as the prospectors had been
there before them and disturbed the
country. Mr. A. Butter's health broke
down and he wus not able to do much
hunting. Their headquarters were then
changed to the headwaters of Wild
Horse creek and around about Wassa.
The younger brother, however, latterly
eiijoyed some famous sport, killing a
ram with horns 10 inches round the base
and 34 inches round the curl of the horn.
Besides this they had one griz-sly bear,
ono black bear and 32 head altogether.
Comparing hunting here with Wyoming
and other parts of America in which
they have hunted and they say that the
herds to be obtained aro finer and better
but are more than proportionately difficult to obtain as tbe climbing at times
is very stiff. The younger brother goes
home now to study, the elder hopes to
return in March (and has already enlisted Mr. Fenwick's services to help him
to secure some bear). Mr. Keyser, who
is presently staying at tlie Columbia
House, Golden, will join him nnd they
will hunt bear togethor in tho neighborhood of Wasa.
As thero are no mines, no forests nnd
no rocks in Manitoba, the province may
be called a farmer's country. The richness of the soil and the excellency and
variety of the products of tbe prairies
causes the country to be a very desirable
place for the agriculturist. Iu no other
part of the Dominion is the wheat so
fine, the oats and barley so heavy, the
potatoes so large, so abundant,
so dry and so clean as in Manitoba*
nowhere else in Canada aro there such
fine cabbages, such prolific carrot beds,
such jolly beets, such long tender radishes, such large onions and such great
white cauliflowers as in Manitoba. Then
besides the abundant and nutritious
pasture which cuttle cun gather everywhere in summer, there is the excellent
wild hay which grows in abundance on
every low portion of the prairie���not
dry, wiry stalks such as aro found on
the beaver meadows of the east, but
excellent hay on which cattle will fatten
and which they will devour eagerly. In
a country possessed of such natural
advantages the farmer who does not
strain bis life trying to make money is
surrounded hy many comforts. His
herd, easily kept, supply him with
abundance of milk, butler aud beef;
about ono bushel of wheat from every
hundred that he raises will keep hi*
fmnilv in brefid ; a piece of ground over
which a man might toss his hat will
supply all the vegetables required. In
the spring, whim tho wild geese arc
returning and the cummer birds nre
arriving, Ihoro is a cheerful crowing ol
cocks and a clamorous cackling of hens
about the stables aud cattle sheds. Nests
filled with eggs are found in every
comer, nnd in most unlikely places, and
a little later flocks of most precocious
chickens follow their stuttering mothers,
coming out unexpectedly from under the
fence, from beneath the wooo) piles and
from behind tho straw stacks. In the
evening the cows come home roaring for
their calves; and when tbesheopreturn,
the lambs in a flock leave tho old folks
and engage in a race to the top of the
root house and down again. The beautiful colts come coyly up to be petted and
carrcssed. When the day closes the sun
sets in glory and the moon rises in cloudless majesty and proceeds to sail
the heavens amongst the stars. The
farmer who aces but little around him
but the works and goodness of his
Creator is likely to seek repose in a
better frame of mind thau if he had been
all day struggling in a city with worldly
minded men,���Cypress Kiver Western
Dr. Richardson has returned from a
two weeks' holiday at Lacombe and is
looking better for the rest.
The victims of the explosion have all
recovered so far as to be able to leave
the temporary hospital aud will be at
work again shortly.
The McNeill Co. are putting a now fun
and engine to increase the air supply in
their Caninoro mines, as owing to tlie
increased amount of work being done the
air supply has not been as good as could
be desired.
The Anthracite mines have commenced
shipping coal and will be very busy all
winter owing to their enforced idleness
during the past summer. Tlie management are confident of being able to overtake their orders iu time for the winter
Duncan River Navigation.
At a largely attended meeting, presided over by Mayor Green, an organization was effected at Kaslo to aid the
Government in opening up to navigation
Duncan River, which empties into the
north end of Kootenay Lake and widens
out into Houscr Lake further north. By
opening this river a large part of the
trade of that part of the I.urdoau would
ho thrown into Kaslo. A strong working committee was alBo appointed and
at a meeting of the general committee
all the sub-committees reported progress
particularly the committee appointed to
gather the sinews of war. About $350
had been already subscribed and they
had considerably more promised. The
opening of the Duncan to navigation
would prove of immense benelit to owners of mining properties situate ou the
divide between East aud West Kootenay
in the vicinity of Bugaboo Creek and
the McMurdo district.
Klondyke Railway.
It is understood on reliable authority
that Premier Turner of Britisli Columbia
will subsidize the telegraph-creek, Teslin
lake route, to the Yukon. This will be
an all-Canadian route.
At a meeting of the British Columbia
Board of Trade in Victoria a tew days ago
Sir Wm. Van Home declared tlhat the
C. P. R. would put lirst-class steamers
on tbe route between Vancouver and
Telegraph creek. Therefore it is pretty
evident the C. P. K. will build this road,
aud the C. P. R. a id local government
surveys Bhow tho route easy, while
recent experiments on the river prove
that it can be keptopen uninterruptedly
for seven months of the year. They will
make application for a Dominion government subsidy as well to this line.
Wedding Bells.
A very interesting event took place on
Nov. 1st at the Windsor Hotel, Illecllle-
waet, when Fredrick Anderson and
Bertha Fredrica Bergor were united in
marriage. The Rev, P. I). Muir was
officiating clergymau. Mr. Tom MoRao
and Miss Annie Bergo ably assisted Uncouple during the ceremony. The bride
was exquisitely dressed ill cream hen-
rietta handsomely trimmed with moire
ribbons and cream silk guipure lace,
mechlln vein and wreath of orange blossoms. A sumptuous supper was partaken of and a most enjoyable evening
spent. Tho happy pair left next day for
Golden where Mr. Anderson holds largo
interests in ranching and mining,
Row at Donald.
Particulars aro to hand of a Hallowe'en row nt Donald. It seemss tliat
three Donald men named Jamieson.
Norris and Clark, started out to have
some fun and amused themselves by
pelting rocks at a Chinaman's shack.
Mr. Pat Murphy who was passing at tlie
timo was struck with one of the rocks
and received rather severe injuries. The
offenders wero flued by the magistrate
for tho attack on the Chinaman's mansion. Then another Chinnnan laid a
charge against the same men of having
robbed him of a small sum ol money and
other valuables and tbe trial is now
Tho buffalo which were sent to Banff
are enclosed in a large corral and not
allowed to run loose. It is expected the
herd will bo increased by thoso of Sir
Donald A. Smith which are at present at
his residence in Winning.
Presbyterian Church Social.
A social was held iu the Presbyterian
Church on Friday evening last. The
church was well filled, every sunt being
occupied. .Shortly after the advertised
hour Rev. G. E. Smith,of tlie Methodist
Church, as chairman of the evening,
made a few brief remarks, at tlie close of
which Mr. Percy Lake gave an address
of welcome. This was followed by a
pianoforte solo by Mrs. Mercier, which
was rendered in that lady's usual lirst
class style. A trio by Messrs. Plowright,
King and Harcourt, and a recitation by
Miss Gertie Fields came next, followed
by n violin solo from Mr. T. J. Barron of
Donald. This was Mr. Barron's lirst
appearance before a Golden audience
and it is needless to say it will not be
his last. He proved himself an accomplished violin player and was re-called
twice. A humorous reading, " Tlie
Brakeman at Church,'' by Mr. Eales
was heartily applauded, as was also a
solo by Rev. Mr. King, Presbyterian
minister, Donald. Miss Ilattio Rutherford then favored the audience with a
recitation and Miss Lottie Woodley followed with a solo whicli was exceedingly
well rendered, the audience heartily
applauding. " Jounita," a quartette by
Messrs. l'lowright, King, Linden and
Harcourt was well received. Alter a
solo by Mr. Percy Luke, Rev. Mr. King
gave a brief address. A solo from l��ev.
Mr. Harcourt brought the lirst part of
the programme to a close. Refreshments
were then served and ample justice was
done to tbe good things which the ladies
had provided. Alter the wants of all
had been supplied Mr. Barron played
another selection on the violin, and
Messrs. King, l'lowright and Harcourt
rendered another trio whicli brought,*
most enjoyable evening's entertainment
to a close. Before dismissing the. audience Rev. Mr. Harcourt iu a few brief
and well chosen remarks thanked all
those who had in any way assisted iu
making tlie sixrial a success. Tlie Dox-
olegy was then sung, and the chairman
pronounced tbe benediction.
The receipts of the evening amounted
to $38 which will be applied on the
church debt.
Publlo School Report.
The following is  tbe public school
report for the mouth of October :���
Fifth Class, 1 Gladys Houston 898 marks
2 Mary A. Kenny, 8tii).
Fourth Class, 1 Gertie Fields, 089.
2 Mary Connor and Malic Anderson
(equal) (118.
Third Class, 1 Ida Bookhoot, 559.
2 Maggie Archer, 548.
Second Class, I Arthur Jaynes, 4fi(i.
2 Lottie Woodley, 439.
II. Primer, Sr., 1 Minnie Sutherland. 433
2 Fannie Connor, 425.
II. Primer, Jr. 1 Percy Lake, 364.
2 Katie Pughc, 357.
I. Primor, 1 Owena Starfortb, 437.
2 Katie Kenny, 430.
Avorage attendance 35.
_��������� .<���*���,.������**���.	
A Card of Thanks.
Mrr. Geo. Woodley desires to thank
the public for tho many expressions of
sympathy which have been extended to
herself and family during the severe
illness of Mr. Woodley.
Potco Rlvor Gold.
The Victoria Times publishes un interview witli F. H. Lants, otSaudon, who
mined on L'pper Peace river, Omcnica
district, in 1882, Uo states that a party
ol twelve worked for three years and
took out (3(0,000, or $7,0(10 a year per
man. (bio crevice in tlie bedrock yielded
f40n in one pan.   Many pans ran (2.50.
It Will Live.
The late C. A. Dana hoped to live Ion?
euough to write Canada's obituary, but
the strong old man is gone, and neither
his son, nor his grandson, nor the New
York Sun, will ever live long enough to
celebrate tho downfall of Britisli power
on this continent.���Toronto Telegram.
BOY WANTED to loam the prating
btistnoss. For particular* apply at this
Pony For Sale
For sale���Mr. Geo. Woodley's little
sorel pony " Barney," aleo now saddlo
and bridle.
For particulars apply to
Columbia House,
Gulden,. B.C. r: ^Rl-rwrx tizxBmr*: '.rr~nriu*KVH T
&ii*mbH&&riimxkUHiMal^^ j.'mm i-s-i.fr'iJi���rtin
m\ttthm '���iiijJm
A '.v.-vki-.* Journal, put)U^]ld(t every Thuwdaj'
. the iute'rcst ot Itiu East Kootenuy District,
iibinK closest cuautaatous with till (itilua ami
The spring issues from a largo overhung Slhco 1S71 the ordinary revenue of Bri-
' grotto in tbe face of the limestone cliff | tish Columbia has totalled (14,058,705,
the wator welling up from tho interior of and the expenditure $20,886-607. In
the grotto und filling a deep, clear poijl 1872 the revenue was !f327,21(l and the
at its mouth. A hotel 1i:ib been built | expenses $482,088. These figures in-
some distance eastward from the spring, | creased in 1S!I(I to, respectively, (986,765,
which is in Alberta, but tho hotel island $1,614,72:1. There werelfb.railways
[ nothing more than a stopping place for j in this Province in 1S67, but last year
(il.- |..
using tlie   springs   for
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���iirricr! those  who ure
j bodily ailments.
Iter leaving the western end of the
11 il'ici*not itiii*!--
there were 8611 miles of track laid, the
smallest for any province except Prince
Edward Island, which has only 210. Hut
Unit Island it must be remembered, litis,
comparatively speaking, tlie best ol
every other Province in the matter of
railway communication, while British
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tail order*
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ipiit'd i*i'iiiii:ii.' oftlcu In (*.*st
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Iv*; prompt alteutluli.
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District,    iii iill
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ri'hi.iiu'li-iu nt
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Golden, 3i. 0.
THURSDAY, NOV.. *l, 1897
Pass and coming down I'll,* river to tbe
Kootenay two sets of springs are passed,
cold and hot, soda and sulphur. It is
claimed  that   Iho  water ol'  the  soda
spring sparkles in tlie glass and tastes I Columbia has the worst. Thus, in
tod better than uny artificial aerated water | Prince Edward 'Island there are 9.5
tha*. can be manufactured. Tho hot, squtiro miles of area to each mile of
sulphur springs are a few miles distant,! truck; in New Brunswick there 19.S; in
and aro not far from tlio Pack Bridge A I Nova Scotia 22.4; in Ontario 33.4; in
hotel or slopping place has been recently ] Quebec 72.0; in Manitoba 43.4: in the
built near these springi. . 'four Territories 223.7; while in British
Willi the advent of the Crow'*-: Nest Columbia the square miles of urea to
I'ass railway which will pass close to each mils ol' truck laid in 18911 reaches
these mineral and medicinal springs 444.5. As to fisheries, tho last figures
thoir value will  be ascertained.     It is j available  are   for  1896,   and then tbe
The variety of mineral wealth iu Kast
Kootenay is great anil it exists in many
shapes, both in solid and liquid forms:
instances of which Tin-: Mixxa lias given
in different articles published iu its
columns, It now gives further instances
ol rich liquid deposits, iu addition to the
valuable oil and gns deposits formerly
described, and these instances are its
mineral wells nnd medicinal springs.
These ure scattered over a very large
area principally along its eastern side,
nnd chiefly along the vallies of the
Kootenay and Columbia, The information regarding thorn is very scanty and
most meagre iu detail. All that is absolutely known about them is that they do
exist and that their waters possess mill-
end properties and are supposed to eon-
tain great medicinal virtues. Tlie reason
why the Information is so defective is
that it is mainly obtained from tlie
trapper and prospector, who have no
knowledge of chemical compounds und
nre unacquainted with scientific facts
about analytical solutions. They are
syntlicsis, quick in tlieir perceptions and
readily form true conclusions, while
Searching for pells and furs, quartz
ledges and mineral fissures, their attention has been attracted to theso springs,
cither by their strange taste or smell, by
the hot temperature of the water, the
clouds of evaporation urisint*. or the
curious formations around the springs
caused by the chemical action of the
water on the surrounding matter. These
curious phenomena have caused them
to investigate, with tlie result Unit a
great many of these springs���particul-
nvly tbe hot springs have now been
located. Those that ure near a well
travelled trail are now fairly well known
nnd sonic of them have acquired u reputation more tluin local, for certain ail*
liients. Ail of them remain in the same
primitive condition us when they were
first discovered, but a great many of
them have lieen acquired its mineral
claims. The owners holding tlieir prt
parties without doing anything to them,
wailing until tlie country opens uf
when their opportunity will come.
These springs may lie divided into two
classes���hot and cold. Reputation, derived from the miner and trapper, has
labelled these two classes with two
distinct types. All not springs are sulphur springs whatever may lie its choral-
cal properties, und all cold springs tiro
scila springs, although there may not be
it particle of sodium in thoir composition.
These wells and sulphur springs will lie-
come better known, and in a short linn*
careful analysis will be obtained of those
whicli ure best known and whloh have
been acquired ns property, so that their
chemical properties will bo ascertained,
There is no topographical survey of Kast
Kootenay, but if there had bean
these valuable liquid mineral deposits
would havo been properly described and
accurate information obtained as to the
medicinal value of all these properties,
Only iu one or two instances have
chemical analysis been obtained of some
of the springs. The result has been to
indicate that there is much valuable
wealth in these liquid mineral sources,
us they are in some of the richest ledges
that have been staked out.
In this present nrticle nothing more
can be done than to indicate where some
(if these wells and springB are situated,
which will show the extent and variety
of this liquid mineral wealth.
In the Crow's Nest Pass are corlain
hot springs which arc called sulphur
springs and which have more than a
local reputation for healing rheumatic
afflictions.    These  springs 11.
iiowu that such springs are very vul.ti-
ble properties, and there is no Buying
low valuable theso properties arc.   The
abundance of mineral wealth that exists
this neighborhood is a good indication
that they are of considerable value compered with other springs iu other parts
of tlie world which huvo a high reputation and are not so favorably situated us
regards abundance of mineral in their
The next set of springs in tlie Kootenay Valley, about which anything is
known is ou Sheep Creek, a tributary of
tlie Kootenuy, which Hows into that
river about twenty-seven iniles north of
Kort Steele. These springs are about
twelve miles up the creek und are situated in a canyon, and prospectors say
that tlie odor coming from the waters is
so strong that it can be smelt a quarter
of si mile away. These springs are both
hot and cold, and are designated by the
prospectors who havo uisitud them as
sulphur and salt springs.
Within a small area not exceeding
many yards ure several springs���cold���
and whose tastes all differ but nil partaking of tiie saline flavor. Somo of
those springs are so powerful as to be
noxious to birds and small animals who
taste of their wtiters, as dead birds aud
animals, but particularly tlieir skeletons
are found scattered around. Whether
the hot springs are sulphur or magnesia
lias not yet lieen ascertained.
Up tliis valley between V.'usa and the
Upper Columbia Luke are one or two
sheets of water which possess saline
qualities particularly Alkali Lake about
twelve miles north of Wnsu. Freighters
occasionally eunip by this lake, and although tlieir horses will not partake of
its waters they use it freely themselves
without any injurious effects, both for
drinking nnd cooking purposes. The
Witter has ti strong, astringent taste,
apparently impregnated with iron, but
by no means unpalatable. The tasto
seems to disappear when the water is
boiled and converted into tea and coffee.
This description by no menus exhausts
nil the springs that exist in the valley of
the Kootenay river. Tiiere are many
situated in its upper valley, where it
commences to run parallel with the upper valley of tin* Columbia, und it will
be more convenient to describe them
when describing those which exist in
the Uppoi'Golumbin valley. Few people
descending the Kootenay valley would
Imagine after emerging from the Columbia valley and crossing tbe Kootenay nt
Cannl Flat, where it comes out of the
Hookies to flow down the valley, that
tiiere is an upper Kootenay valley
stretching for 12,1 miles away up through
the llqckles to its headwaters and almost
running parallel the whole of itseottise
to the Upper Columbia valley from
which ut uo place is it distant more than
20 miles, and yet it is said that no while
man resides in its bounds. It is coin-
I paratlvoly unknown except to the trapper nod hunter. There ure many passes ;
between tlie Uppor Columbia Valley and |
the Upper Kootenuy vnlley, and this
valley and tlie northern part of Alberta.
In theso possos springs and mud baths
have been found by the trapper of
which faint descriptions have been
ll ia the object of Tin; Ml.VBll to obtain
as full nnd accurate Information as can
be obtained about those great uud
peculiar sources nf wealth���the mineral
wells and medicinal springs- and any
Information given will be gladly welcomed and published,
llritisli Columbia catch was worth
?-l,*I01,:-!ol. British Columbia produced
in 1890 about one-third of the coal output, tbe Province giving 1,002,2(18 tons,
against 2,500,000 for Nova Scotia, aud a
total for the Dominion of .'1,7*13,23-1 tons,
\T07ICE is horoby given that application will
-> be mudu tu Uie L'-isluilve Aseembly ot the
Province nf Britisli Culiiniljki, t.t its next m-s-
hion, for.a Private isi.i i��> itiuorpoMto a Company u> build, equip, maintain amtopertKen
line'nr linos oi railwtiv irom a point at or near
Critnlirook, in Km*t Kootonay, thejieo by the
most leasdble ronie to the St. Mury'rf liiver;
thence in an eusterlv direction to tlie headwaters of SI. llary'u Itiver: und ul.-o in a winter-
Iv and northoi'lv djroctlou iroui noma point on
in'- sflid line ti branch line np the Kiist Koote-
nav   Valluy   lo  tlie neighbourhood  of   Horse
Tlrtofaud No. '2 crooks and the miucsin thai
viciniiy; witii powor io tin) said Compiinyjo
eonsirueta tilU) from the Hull Kiver Crimp ol
Mines, in K.isl Kootenay, to the most convenient point on tlie main line of the
Crow'H sost I'"** Hiiilwuj; and also
in authorize tni'l empower the Company, to
l.mil'l, Irom time io lime, branch lines to
groups of mines mid concentrators from uny oi
tlie three above-mentioned lines ot railwiiys,
such branch lines not to cxeeed twenty (20)
miles iu l��ngth; witli power to build telegraph
and telephone lines, and to equip and operate
the said railway and iis branches and to erect
and maintain all neoesnary works ior the generation und transmission of oloctrlmty or
power within t hum-earn'the operations ol tlie
said t'ompunv; and power to build, luainlain
und opiTtite wharves, tlooks and stoninbo'its,
.saw-mi lis, and acquire water privileges to construct dams, flumes, en\, for Improving and
in,-reusin;; the water privileges, and to make
traillc or other arrangements with railways,
steamboat or other companies and for all other
usu.il and necessary powers, rights or
Solicitors for the Applicants.
Victoria, B.C,, 23th October, 1807. 4n Ot
umu ior uiq j mm in ion ot a,Ha,yo-i torn -������ ���w-^ TTVB'T.rf'^ "FT90
Th* production of gold in the Domlon in \9 J^ _ X U fjf H S
1890 wus $2,810,000, of which $1,788,200*/
litis to bo credited td Britisli Cnluml
���Dominion Statistical Tout' Book for
Thk Mixkii shall nt a future time re-
produce other interesting'figures eon-
coming our Province���Its wealth und its
A Klondike Romance.
Albert Gray, a bookish lad who has
been knocking about Alaska for two
years, and who cania at the right time to
Dawson, became infatuated not long
since with a dance girl in tlie place,
and dsodod a one-half interest in one of
his minus to her. Hearing that his
father was on tlie way to Klondike,
young Gray conceived the idea of avoiding (���xplanatiini by making the girl his
manager and leaving tlie place for a
month or two. Tho father, Orrlh Gray,
of Central in, Wis., arrived early in July
nnd found no sou. He left on the Alice.
On Monday young Gray returncrl. The
girl refused to deal back tiie property,
claiming that lie was paid his price.
Gray appealed to tlie .Miners' Committee
but it refused to interfere on the ground
that it served him right for treating his
father as he did.���Klondike News.
fKlondyko Gold.
An examination of a number of valuable nuggets from Dawson Cfty, convinces
the Western Mining World that the conclusions of goologiata as to tlie erratic
action of the ancient glaciers in that
section are well founded. Nono of those
nuggotfl have the slightest suggestion of
an angle, being as nicely rounded as one
of Emerson's sentences. Conditions do
not suggest that this lack of angularity
is due to the abrasion a of travel, common lo many placer propositions in
more temperate regions, Unless, indeed,
it was deposited long before tlie Klondyke lost its tropical climate. Hut if
this be true, why is the gold found in
tlie frozen gravel instead of below it?
Tlie theory thut it was conveyed by
glacial action seems to be a tenable one.
In the fantastic display of force these
glaciers ground up the vein matter,
amalgamated tlie gold it contained, and
deposited tlie preeioua burden in dirt
and ice after it had been subjected to a
pressure that effectually destroyed every
suggestion of un angle. Tho Klondyke
gold is of a light yellow color, much
lighter than Montana gold, unci carries
none of the sunset tints so noticeable
in the auriferous deposits of Australia.
n.C. Mining "Critic.
J.   F.
Minister ol Mines and Provincial Secretary-
lion. Col. James Baker.
Provincial Mineralogist���W. A. Carlyle.
Public Assayer���II. Canalehael.
For the Province���W. S; Qor
���    ig 1
South District comprising l'ort Steele aud To-
���  Divisions*--..".  _	
and To
-J. F. Arm
baceo Plains Mining
North District comprising Donald, (iolden und
Windermere Mining Divisions-.!. E. Clrifllths
.T. Rtlrret	
F. C.'Laiin	
O. floldlu	
C. M.Kdwards,.
M. Phillips	
 Port Steele
 Tobacco Plains
DouglttH Fir,   Spruce ami Cedar Lumber,   Siding: nnd Flooring,
iJimeitsion Timber,   Cedar Shinffleg,   Fence Pogts,
Telegraph,  Telephone   and   Electric
Light Poles, Lath, Etc.
Contractors tothe C.P.R.JRy.
The Golden Lumber Co.*
(Limited I.mbility.)
S. ADLER, Proprietor.
J " " "
B. C.
First-class In every particular.  Convenient to Railway Depot and Steamboat Landing.
Kates RcasunabUi.   Free rjiimplc Knouts.
The Tram Car leaves Kootenay House, connecting with 3tcanter for Fort Bteele eye*/
Monday and Friday after arrival of train from the west.
Headquarters for Commercial
and Mining Men.
For Home Comforts       �� ��
Modern Conveniences   �� ��
Best Cuisine in tlie West ��
Commodious Sample Rooms ��
First-Class Brands of Liquors and Cigttrs
Go to the
Columbia JrousOj
WM. McNEISH, Prop.
Headquarters for Mining Men.
Interesting Figures Concerning
British Columbia.
The Province entered thu Cumicliun
Coufoderutiun on i'OLli .July, 1S71 nnd
litis ii total nrvu of 883,800 squnro pities,
of which 1,000 nru water, Not reckoning the Territories, British Columbia is
the largest of the Provinces. There are
100 common and Iii! graded schools in
Britisli Columbia; there are four high
Hchoola and tho total expenditure lias
increased from ^40,350 in 1877, to $234,-
353 in 1896. The gross debt of this Province has increased from $800,.5(.(l in
1882 to $0,459,708 in 189(1. Tlie process
of increase was gradual until 1804, when
it WAS $3,004,807, but the ncxtvearit
leaped up to (.0,409,1188, The Dominion
Government debt allowance lias increas-
_ ed from $490,01? in 1882, to $583,021 last
on the'! year;   indued, it   has   beon   this latter
north side of tlie Crow's Nest Lata) i figure since 1885. The other assets of
which is about two miles long and little j tlie Province are put down at* $l,7!)8,4oli
more than half a mile across. The for 189(1, not including public buildings,
springs are about half way up the- lake.' whoso  value is declared at $1,075,000.
Rudyard Kipling says of Gnnnda: "It
is a groat counory; a country with a
future. There is a fine, hard, bracing
climate���-the climate that puts iron -ind
grit Into men's bones-���uud there are all
good things to be got out of the ground,
if people will work for them. What it
wants is more men and more money.
Why don't Britons think more of it as a
Held for British capital and enterprise?
Surely there is   an   excellent  opening
both for the Investing $nd tho emigrating Briton there, tilings don't perhaps
move quite SO fpBt ns In the States, but
they are safari and you are under the
(lag you know, and amom; men of the
same stock. Send your folks to
Canada; and, if they can't go themselves, let them send their money-
plenty of it."
Ireland of prehistoric times was fho
gold country of Europe. In no other
country, at uny rale, has so much
mnimmi.turrd gold of early ages been
found, not less than four hundred
specimens of Irish gold antiques being
contained in tlie museum of tho Royal
Irish academy idone, while tlio Britist
museum gold antiques, illustrative of
British history, are entirely lsish. Trinity college, Dublin, has many fine
examples and thero aro large private
collections. Native gold occurs in seven
localities in Ireland, and, the ancient
miners may have had sources of supply
that are now worked out or lost.
Deputy Clerk of ihe Peace for North East Koot
enav Jpslali rftirreit Donald
Deputy Clerk of tho Pence lor South Kust Knot
cnay���Charles Ma-wy lid wards.... Fort Btecli
Extracts From Rrltiuh Columbia
Statutes Explaining: Fully tho
Value and Noeossity of a "Free
JHiiieiM " Certificate-rNo Person Should Attempt Mining?
Without One*
Any person over 18 yean of-ago, raaybd
coiner, true miner by paying |5 lo any gold
commissioner or mineral recorder i:|ltl obtaining a eertillciite good for one year.
A tree miner muy obtain a new certificate for
one lust on paying fl.
A free iniiier's certificate Is net transferable.
Any liorHoiior company working a mineral
claim, held ah real estate without uconmj; may
Im lined pIS. Mines liocmno.roal t-statc after
���erov.n grant 1ms been Isstled.
Should co-owner fail tupny up lilt; true miner's
ceriiliente his interest goes to hU en-owners pro
rata according to their former Intercuts.
,\ shareholder In a Joint Btoek company need
not be a free miner.
A live miner may claim 1500x1600 fret.    Put
11'aiigloa must he right angleu ami all measur-
me'nt imwi be horizontally.
A free iiiIiht muy (fill timber on erown lands.
A freo miner way Icltl game for his own use
at all KCBflOlW.
A free miner may obtain live ncremllbiteup-
in crown hinds in the fowl of a square.
A claim limy be hold from year to year by
work -being done to tho Value ol one hundred
taclcti discovered In tunnel may be held If re-
cordod lit 15 days.
A free miner may on payment of fMO, in lieu of
expenditure on claim, obtain a'erown grant.
Any miner may. al the discretion of the gold
t!oittmls8loiier-,Qoiain uouowan water rights.
So transfer of any mineral claim or fntorcsl
shall be enforceable unless iu writing, signed
ami recoMod.
No minor .-mill snrtor from.Rny aol of omission
or commission, nr delays ou iho part of tho
government officials.
No olaim shall be onoa to location during
lasi lllncifris of holder, nor within Vi mouths
uitor his death, unluiw by permission of gold
A mineral claim must bo recorded within U
days after location, If within lo mljcs ot office
of mining recorder. (Juo.aditltlonul day in al-
lowed for ovory additional lOmllw or fraction
ANNVAT. Urn.':,
Work on daoli miningelalin >'i tho valuovftf
$100 must bo done each year from date of record of mineral claim. Affidavit made by the
holder, or his agent, setting nut a detailed
statement of the work done must lie tiled  with
ihe gold commissionsr or mining rocordor, and
il ecrllllertlei,!' work obtained, and recorded before the expiration of each yeur from tlie date
of record of said claim. A .free miner holding
adjoining ehiims, muy subject to liiim: notice
of his intention with the j-ohl commissioner or
mining recorder perform on any one or more of
such claims, till the work required to entitle!
him to �� certilieate of work for each claim. Tlio
same provision applies to two or more free minora holding adjoining claims in partnership.
In lieu'ot above work the minor must pay $luU
and get receipt aud record thu same.
East Kootenay Mining Stock List.
Name op Coy,
TheUold illlls
(Ut I>. Co.
The kootenuy
Btaelo )> c6.
Kust Kooteniiy
& Elk ltlver
A Exploration
^_Tlie Golden Sash and Door Factory
and Machine Shop.^**
Manufacturers of:
Sash, Doors, Mouldings, Turned Balusters, Newel Posts, Hand Kails 4 Brackets.
The Machino and Ulaekmnith Shop are prepared to do all kinds of repairing.
All sizes of pipe-fitting and brass goods on hand.
All sizes of glass in stock.
Wagon repairs, poles, shafts, axles, spokes and felloes.   Hickory and Maplo plank.
^ss-^Golden, B.C.
��-*vHcn(l(_Uivrtcrx F<>r<*k.
Miners,  Prospectors  and Lumbermen.
Boaud & LoiKiiNo $5 Per Week.    First Class Bar.
12,1)00,0(1(1 1
1'ai: Valve
Bell p
|7u0,00tl  1
MlllllIK I!
Dry Goods, Carpets,
Gents' Furnishings,
Hats and Caps
Mail Orders Receive Prompt Attention.
East Kootenay
Supply Store,
WINDERMERE,   B.C.���<sG^\
Groceries, Dry Goods & General Merchandise.   Miners'
Supplies a Specialty.
Windermere Hotel,
jmm. James A. Stoddart, Prop.
Choice Wines, Liquors nnd Cigars.   First class accommodation.
F-CLze  Fxesli.  XDrTj^s   at   3D.  :&��,   CiLXJDEIR'    6s   Co'��,,   a-olden,
J w ���a���i
Tho'Wild Horse creek attracts many
visitors. It has a great reputation,
although this exists to some considerable
extent in the memories of the past. It
is hard to realize that within a very
limited area of its narrow valley, there
was within the memory of tho living
generation, a great mining town with a
vast population gathered from many
parts of the earth, and   that  out  of a
i*mull stretch of gravel-bed of tho creek
there was produced within two years
more gold than tlie Yukon has yet
produced with all its fabulous richness,
Oold is yet being produced from its
placer-bods; a mining population still
exists; there are yet the remains of a
town, and some of the first inhabitants
and early pioneers still linger among
their first associations of this creek
Wild Horse creek flows into the
Kootenny river on the south side of Fort
Steele, and about four miles up wore the
commencement of the early placer diggings. The main town, which once had
a big population, is on tho north sido of
the creek. There is now a wagon-road
up this side of tho crock for some iniles.
This road leaves the* main trunk road in
East. Kootenay about a half milo from
Fort Steele and turns sharply up the
creek, which it follows across a timbered
plain until a ridge of hills running at
right ani(lra with the creek is reached,
���when the road diverges to the
left for the purpose of obtaining an
���easier grade to cross the ridgo.
When the top of this ridge is reached,
a most magnificent view is the reward.
The range of vision covers an immense
area and of the most varied scenery.
The high mountains spread away out
and remain open, like an unfolded fan,
giving a variety of wood, hill, river and
prairie scenes that arc perhaps unmatch-
, ed in the province. It is a fair and
lovely country to ga?.e 0:1, whicli will
soon be tilled with a population, when
its features will vary.
Down beneath the ridge* just topped
runs a small creek���Brewery creek���
which empties into the Wild Horse and
at the mouth of which dwells Bob Dore,
tho first pioneer to discover the golden
wealth oi tho Wild Horso creek. He is
still engaged iu mining operation nnd
full of the memories of former days.
Joining the wagon-road near the top of
tho ridge are the traces of an old disused
wagon-road, which was the first wagon-
road constructed in East Kootenay.
This was a wagon-road made by W. C.
Millby, who had a ranch on the opposite
wide of tlie Kootenay near the present
North Star landing and also a store up
the Wild Horse creek at the big town of
Fisherville, which then boasted of a
population of several thousands. The
wagon-roud was constructed between the
ranch and tho store. Tho first wagon
was brought iu by pack trains in pieces
from French town, in Montana. There
ure many wagons now, and mang wagon-
Crossing the bed of Brewery creek, the
road rises up the side of another ridge to
pet on to the high level above the Wild
Horse, and, when this is attained, the
road branches into two- one descending
into the former town now called Chinatown, where about a hundred Celestials
now reside, nearly all engaged iu placer
mining operation; while the other continues up along the side of the creek for
some miles, passing the store and residence ot Dave Griffith, another old-timer
possessing a great fund of anecdote of
ancient times. Visitors generally ter-J
minute their excursion at the Invicta
placer mines, whicli are the mines that
ure working highest u<i the creek on its
north side.
Placer mining in all its different stages
from tho rude cradle, or rocker, to the
powerful hydraulic monitor, washing
out hundreds of cubic yards every day,
is still lieing prosecuted in this creek.
1'iospecting in placer is going on extensively, searching for tho hidden channels
and seeking for tho bedrock, in order to
discover the patches of gold.
Commencing lower down on the south
��� side of the.creek, about two and a half
miles from the bottom of the creek, are
extensive prospecting operations conducted by a syndicate of whom McMillan, Wallinger & Co. are members.
They are searching for an old channel,
and it is understood about $2,1100 havo
already been spent on thoir operation.
A shaft wne first sunk to strike the
channel, but had to be abandoned on
account of the water. Then tunnels have
been tried'} one has lieen driven in 100
feet and another at a lower level. It is
not yet known what result has attended
these efforts.
Higher up the creek, above its tributary, Fisher creek, the Kin and Tuck
Hydraulic Co. of Vancouver has been
working on some planer ground there,
and with some success. The company is
now making arrangements to dispose of
its property. LaBt stage brought down
to Golden, as the result of its slimmer
cleaning up, $10,000 in dust and nuggets.
Next to this company is a Chinese
company of four men, who are. also
engaged in liydraulioing and have one
grant operating. It is .understood this
company has met with fair success.
Next comes some vacant ground belonging to Messrs Grace anil McVittie,
who hold the same on lease, but which
is at preeent impracticable to work by
hyrdaulie means, owing to the scarcity
of water.
Above is another Chinese company of
twelve men, who are engaged in hydraul-
icing the graVel banks. This company
has spent over 1(7,000 in building a ditch
to convey their water, which is brought*
from Boulder creek and Wild Horse
creek. The company is getting���to use
a paradox���some very line "coarse gold."
But the yield will not be sufficient thiB
year to cover all the expenditure.
These are all the placer mining grounds
on the south side. On the north side,
and nearly opposite, is the mining ground
of the Invicta (Iold -Mining Co., Loudon,
who hold a mile of grnvel ground along
the north hank of the creek. This company carries on the largest placer clainiB
in South East Kootenay anil has the
laigest hydraulic plant iu the district.
Its operations during the season are
conducted day and night. As this is the
largest undcrtakjng of its kind in East
Kootenay, a detailed description is elsewhere given in our pages.
The only other company engaged in
operations on this side of the creek is
tho International company. The scene
of their operations is on Brewery crock,
about 500 yards from its mouth. An
attempt is lieing made to reach bedrock.
Considerable difficulty has been met
with on account of water, which ia being
pumped out. Tho operations have been
carried on with more or less constancy
for nearly two years. Tho shaft lias
already gone down through gravel for
nearly forty feet. Bob Dore, who is
superintending the operations, is hopeful of good results as soon as bedrock is
reached, as the ground on which they
are prospecting is entirely now.
These arc all the mining operations,
but down in the bed of the creek tiiere
are several Chinamen working with the
old appliances���sluice boxes���shovelling
and sluicing as in the days of old. No
less than six of them are working below
Brewery creek ami all scorn to be earning gold iu sufficient quantity to keep
them employed in its search.
Between these two tributary creeks,
Fisher creek on the south side and
Brewery creek on the north side was the
richest gravel ground in the creek and
from which many millions oi dollars
wero extracted.
Fisher creek comes down on the eastern side of Lone mountain, ou the south
western side of which is Shingle creek.
This lone mountain stands out,detached,
ns if it had slipped away from tho range
of which it had been originally a part,
and Fisher creek aud Shinglu creek must
at one timo have boon united in one
stream. A moot question ia much discussed whether tho Wild llorso creek
diil not at one time run around tbe upper
side of this mountain and discharge its
waters by way of Shingle creek, instead
of now running around its lower hide
and discharge its waters into the Kootenay, or whether the Shingle creek did
not originally How around the upper
side and discharge its waters into the
Wild Horse creek by way of Fisher creek.
At all events, it is agreed that Shingle
creek, which disappears, must at one
time have had a connection with Wild
Horse creek and been one of the
channels through which the gold came.
Consequently considerable, prospecting
work has been done on the opposite side
of this mountain in search of hidden
channels to discover placer ground.
Shafts havo beon sunk; gravel struck
with a considerable amount of gold.
These' works havo been stopped in the
meantimo owfng to the undesirable
expense required in getting down to
bedrock and ascertaining the direction
and extent of those gravel beds. The
works will he resumed next season, and,
it is to be hoped, with more success.
Tho whole course of tho Wild Horso
creek within the last eighteen months
has  been  prospected for quartz ledges
and many gold claims staked out. Considerable development work will require
to bo performed to prove the value of
these ledges, many of which are of great
promise. Tlie gold of tlie creek must
have come from somewhere, and the
great mystery to find out is that " somewhere." Bob Doro sententiously puts it
" that gold exists just where you find it."
It is to be hoped that those promising
ledges, when development work has been
done, will disclose some of thoso sources
of hidden wealth that supplied the gravel
beds and banks of the stream with such
rich deposits of placer gold.
When development is more advanced and more is ascertained about
the nature of those ledges, we shall give
a fuller description of them; but from
the liltle that is now known, it is within
the bounds of probability and possibility
that the Wild Horse creek will once
more receive its fume, and PhamiK-likc,
become as great, if not a greater, source
of wealth than it was when lirst discovered by Hob Dore and 1
ions in the early sixties.
The First Paper Published tn Dawson City.
Tim Minhr linn recoivod tlio first
number uf tho Klondyke Nkwh. ll i*
printod uiul publifihod in Dawson City,
uiul is ti four-page octavo shoot. Tho
subscription i* only $2d per annum.
invariably in advance. Its lirst editorial
is tin apology for its tardy appearance,
us the printer hud taken a claim nnd was
too busy sacking gold to cui'e to wurk
longer in load. Tho editor ift compositor,
reporter, Imsinesa manager and devil, till
rolled in one, like the crew of tlio Nancy
Bell. Tho Nowa iniendB to maintain the
load and to be independent, and any one
who does not like the paper can have his
money returned on application. Tho
next editorial is on "The Coming of the
Newspaper,'1 detailing its present ar-
rangenitihts, in whicli the editor states:
"Our first issue represents moro labor
than-our friends think possible, did they
not live iu DitwsOn. Wc* baits been our
own carpenter, our own editor, our own
printer and pressmen, our own subscription solicitor, our own advertising Agent,
our own everything. Fortunately wc
havo had from eighteen to twenty hours
in which to work, this being the gunny
.season when days are longest."
Its advertising patronage ifl not large.
It has five, and two of these are dance
halls and saloons. There is a breezy
record of'passing evonts, from deaths to
marriages, ono church service notice,
one murder, one stabbing affair and a
few other items of a personal, local and
general interest. Its head-lined paragraphs are devoted to gold! gold! more
discoveries! One or two of the paragraphs which wc consider of passing
interest are reproduced in our pages.
I, Thomaa ircXtuiglit*- Financial Aeent/Prnt
Stutjll). heruby (rive yotu'i] tliut sixty days alter
tin to it is uiv inieiitlon'to umily n> th
chief Commissioner ol Unda >v. Works for [jvi
mission i" jHin'liasf si.\ hnnUreil um! tori
aiTi'snf iiiisuiTi'Yi'-i- uii'HTtiiiit'il i'.n;I unri'Si'n
fii crown IhuiIs In this neighborhood wher
tM:*t notice lu Hosted, being on tlio westoide ol
MuyitiUltuaiuInboiit tour miles from Itpum-
una. The bounttit-rlbii areas marked qui from
my north-west corner which is in uloso pro>
iiv io tliis notk't. namely,running sotith-St)
Hi.ilns, mid to the oaat .su uhains, thence nqrtlj
80 (.'Inline, thence went io tho starting point SO
chains, containing MO ncivs nuoecupiud land.
Tho Htartinc paint running due wegi from
Moyie r.aku taking In n little of both the Little
Utub fiiiti the Hi.: I*inmbcreeks, Locutedlst
day of September, 1807.
Tort Blccle, 20th September, 1807.     , 2m.
GEO.  GEARY,-*-*-
Mvery, feed <&
Sale Stables,
Four Steele, S.E. Kootenai*;
Pack Trains Ior mines supplied.
lTreightlng ol all kinds undertaken.
Transfer Co'y.
AVardner, S.E. Kootenay.
Situated on Perry Creek
25 Miles From Fort Steele,
$75 to $150 Each according to
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One-third down, balance in three and nix
months, without interest.
Agents, CALGARY.
Upper Columbia-
is  ��
Value is one thing
Satisfaction is another
You get both by buying your DKV HOOPS
I'rlce Lists and Samples forwarded on application.
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Prompt Mention.
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Hudson's  Bay
CALGARY,    -    ALTA.
Canadian Pacific Ey
Direct rail mute lo
Montreal & Toronto
and all I��antorn Points.
Lake Route to tho Kast --SiilltngH from
Tort William.
Alberta Kvery Tuesday to Windsor.
AthatMHcn,.,,Every Thursday to Owen Bound.
Manitoba Kvery Sunday in OWOH Bound.
Connecting tains from Cloldeti ftt 16:20 every
Monday, Thuwday mid Saturday.
Dally nnd direct service lo
Kaslo, Nelson, Sandon,
and all points In the fur famed Kootonay
and Silvery Hloeiin.
To China and Japan
Honoulu,    v
New Zealand,
Apply lor Particulars to
C. E. WRUfl, Agont, Golden,
Trafllc Manager, Winnipeg.
The most comfortable hotel in South
Kast Kootenay. (Iood Table. (Iood
Wines. tlood Attendance. Terms
Wm.   Eschwig,   Prop.
The best Btopplng place for freighters in
Columbia Valley is at
Tom Martin's Hotel
Good accommodation & Moderate Torms
First class Feed Stabcs in connection.
Co., Limited,   and
International Transportation Company.
Connecting with tho C
Great Northern Railway
. P. R. at (Iolden, B.  C.
at Jennings, Montana.
^iT 48 Hours to Fort Steelo.
evening on
leave Golden
arrival of Kast
it Canal Flat with stage
Monday and Friday
bound train. Connoc-
or Fort Steele and
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We wish to inform the
public that we are prepared
to do Neat, Artistic,
Up To Date Printing
in all its branches.
Our Specialties :
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Address all express
Comfortable   Route.
care of U. G. Co'y, Golden.
General  Merchants
Miners Supplies a Specially.
Agent for the California Giant Powder Compay.
IFonrt Steele, S. C.
Choice Wises, Liquors and Cioaiis
R. D. MATHER, Proprietor
East Kootenay Pub. Co.
(iolden, B. C.
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The  Steele House.
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Best Cuisine in the West
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Home Comforts,
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EOX3T    STEELE,    S3,   CL
���A-d-Trextise    In    "THE       E-k,&T      ISOOTE3>T-^"2"     Iv��I2nTER." kl.ondyke.
[By A LongloHow L'i>*to-hutc.)
TU�� nhadra ol uij-hl worn talliu-- [ant,
K* tliruti'-lt bis native village iia.i-.-d
A bimi with Kparkliu*,- 85**1 and brig-lit,
KUoatla; tmt with all hlaml*,-ht:
Ui. cvi.-H into pboapboroacout sparks,
Glowed liku a cat's eyca iti the dark;
HI* cbaofcH aflame with inward tire
.A3 lu- i-xproaacd hia on-.' dusirc t
" Klondykal"
Aii fli-cced Rtid woolly waa liU coal
I'r-jto oil a sh'iep or billy Boat,
A QOOtlsktll cup Hl'l on his bend-
He hurried on and only aald I
"Klondyke I"
A spade to dig the golden sand
He carried in his strong right hand,
Hi. !::!& a ton-quart pall did bold
In which to bring hoaie the gold
rrom Klondyke I
Bostdo him trotted as he went,
A humble dog with sorrow bent
Forseeing fate Irom seltlsb man
Among the onions oi the trying pan,
In Klondyke I
" The Chilcoot I'ass," nn old man said,
"Is over yonder-up ahead."
Tlu* drey miner forward pressed,
Hound through the I'uss as an express
For KlondykeI
COluatayl" a hciiiploaald, "and rost
Thy weary head upon litis breast."
"Co to!" ho cried, " the love will trust
Tho lellow who brlngB baek tho dust
From Kloudykc."
" Bewarp tho price of garden truck,
Beware tbe nimbly gay Canuck "
Tbia was the freighter! last good bight*
As lie took the last road to the right
For Klondyko I
A man was round, to neck in anow,
And hauled out by an Esquimaux
All solid, rigid, stiff and dead,
His idea Irozen In Ida head���
" Klondyke I"
On Yukon's bank* at break of day
Lifeless but well preserved he lay,
JYIillO o'er his head in solid lee
They carved tills simple plain devict:
Budget of   Interesting   Local and
General News.
X. K. Luxton ol the Kootenay Guido,
Calgary, was a visitor on Tuesday.
Sir Richard Cartwright is expected to
visit British Columbia at an early date.
Tho lioiitenant-governorBhip ol Britisl
Columbia has been offered to Senator
The weather is gradually growing
polder, 20 degrcos oi frost wero registered
Tuesday night.
Miss Holt is here from the cast on a
visit to her sister, Nurse Holt of the
Golden Hospital.
Mr. Thos. McNaught, Editor of The
Mixer, is spending a few dayi at the
Halcyon hot springs.
Mr. Ilnrcourt's subject in.the Presbyterian church on Sunday evening next
will be " Personal Influence."
Arrangements nre being made for a
Kubscription dance to take place iu the
Oddfellows Hall, Donuld, at an early
Hon. N. Clarke Wallace passed througli
Golden on Monday on his way west in
connection with his mining interests in
this province.
One half of the townsite of Wardner
bus been transferred by Mrs. Captain
Armstrong of Golden to Attorney Gurd
of Toronto.
Mrs. C. S. Lett, of Calgary, sister of
W. S. Ruttan, of Uonald, died nt Banff
last Monday. The funeral took place at
Banff on Tuesday.
At the Guelph assizes Miss Florence
McSiver wus given a verdict of $800 and
costs against Rev. Mr. Hope, of Erin, for
breach of promise of marriage.
His Grace the Bishop of New Westminster will conduct divine service
St. Paul's Episcopal church, (iolden, on
Sunday, the 7th Inst., at 7.80 p.m.
Henry George, the great apostle of
single tax, and a candidate for the office
of mayor of New York, died very suddenly almost on tbe eve of election day.
The Whiteway ministry has been defeated in the general elections in Newfoundland. There is no doubt that the
opposition has secured 0 out of 13 seats.
Rumor line it that ono of Gulden's
popular bachelors is about to enter the
noble army of benedicts. Thu bachelor
ranks nru slowly but steadily dwindling.
The plant of the Vernon News waa
totally destroyed by lire last Friday.
Tbe ions is partly covered by insurance.
The Vernon Publishing Co. hope to start
again very shortly.
Hon. Clifford Siflon, minister of the
interior, will, on his return east, spend a
day or two at Banff. It is also expected
that he will stop]) off for uday at Kamloops and Revclstoke.
Mr. A. M. Grogan, of the firm of Ellin
&Grogun, the well known auctioneers
und milling brokers of Calgary, paid the
town a visit this week while on his
uniiui.l tour of inspection of the Kootenay district.
A meeting of the members of St. Paul's
church, Guidon, will lie held in the
church on Monday, the 8th proximo, ut
8 p.m. for tlie purpose of appointing a
lay delegate to the synod. A full attendance of members is desired.
Tho Upper Columbia Company's stage
made its lirst trip of the season from
Fort Steele last week, Mr. Al Doyle
handling tlie ribbons. The stage arrived
in Golden on Friday afternoon of last
V?eclt. Among other express carried by
tbo stage was $ 10.000 iu gold dust from
{be Nip & Tuck placor mine on Wild
Horse Creek. The stage left for tho
south on Monday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Jones have taken up
their rOBidence at Field, after spending
their honeymoon in Belleville, (Int. Tun
Miser, amongst many others, extunds
its warmest congratulations.
Monday's express from the west was
delayed hero two hours ou account of
the baggage car having jumped the
track. Considerable difficulty was experienced in getting her on again.
Mr. Frank MichonOI' arrived on Monday's delayed ex press from Calgary and
will remain here as manager of Messrs.
Hull Bros. A Co.'s store, until Mr.
Woodley is able to resume his duties.
A change has taken place in the
management of the Kootenay house ut
Golden, Mr. Barrio having taken over
the dining room and accommodation's,
while thu bar remains under the super*
Intenco of tho proprietor, Mr. Bam.
A great number of tramps have been
loafing around town this week. It is
stated that no less than twelve came in
on Sunday's express from tbe east. A
number of theso gentry could be profitably employed by the authorities in
improving tlie hospital grounds.
" Twist your Lilly " is the name of a
new dance that is all the rage in Now
York. Tho new dance will probably be
introduced in this section before long.
The only trouble is, a fellow might twist
somo other fellow's Lilly and got
thumped.���Slocan City News.
In this week's Provincial Gazette
notice iB given that application will be
made to the legislature at its next
session for the incorporation of a company proposing tbe building of a line
from Arrowhead to the north end of
Kootenay lake. Another company asks
for power to build nnd oporate a road
from Kootenay lake to a point on the
Kootenay river.
Miss Frances World and Miss .Marietta
La Dell, both of Toronto, will give one
of thoir popular entertainments in the
Alexander hall, Golden, on Tuesday
evening next, tbe iltb inst. Both these
ladies are too widely known to require
comment here, and no doubt an appreciative public will listen with interest to
an entertainment the like of which has
never been witnessed in East Kootenay.
The Mixer regrets to announce the
illness of Mr. George Woodley, Messrs.
Hull BroB. popular manager, who sustained a slight paralytic stroke on
Saturday evening last whilo in the performance of his duties. Mr. Woodley
will probably be confined to his bed for
some timo. Dr. Taylor is in attendance
and at the time of writing he reports
Mr. Woodley's condition much improved.
On Saturday last the Mounted Police
brought into Edmonton a ltl-year-old
boy named Belther, who is committed
for trial for the murder of a companion
named Redmond, aged 17, at Leduc,
Alberta, it appears that while attending a harvesting " bee " the boys got
wrestling, which resulted in one getting
tho better of the other and thus caused
jealousy to spring up between tho boys,
when Belther stabbed Redmond in the
neck.   Ho died shortly afterwards.
The last issue of the Revclstoke Herald
contains a notice announcing tho dissolution of the partnership betweon McBsre
Johnson and I'cttipiece. It is understood Mr. Johnson becomes Bole owner,
having bought out his partner. We wish
tlie Herald the continued success it so
well deserves.���Calgary Herald. The
Minimi echoes this wish. It understands
that the Revclstoke Herald will not loso
the service of Mr. Pettipiece for some
time and that he will still continue bis
service in its employment..
The Al Stewart Concert Co. gave a
couple ol stereopticon entertainments in
the Alexander hall, Golden, which were
fairly well attended. Mr. Stewart has a
very rich baritone voice which, with the
illustrations in somo of his selections,
carries the story home to his audience in
good style. Mr. Stewart performed on
Monday and Tuesday evenings and after
tho cntertaiment on Tuesday evening
delighted his audience by clearing tlie
hall for a dance, in which nbout thirty
couples took part, when dancing was
kept up until an early hour on Wednesday morning.
As a result of The Mixer's article
relative to the necessity of cousrructing
a wagon-road from thu line of railway to
the International and Bennison groups,
some of our popular and energetic citizens drew up a petition, which wub very
largely signed by the people of Golden
and forwarded to the commissioner of
public works at Victoria. This is a step
in the right direction and nt the proper
time, and The Mixer hopes ere long to
sec matters of tliis kind arouse interest
enough in the people to place these
matters before responsible parties and
thus roup the benefit derived from the
mineral resources of East Kootenay.
After you get angly and stop your
paper, just poke your linger into water,
pull it out and look at tho hole; then
you will know how sadly you aro missed.
A man who thinks a paper cannot thrive
without his support ought to get off and
stay a while. When he comes back half
his friends will not know be has gone and
half will not care, whilo the world at
large kept no account of bis movements.
You will find things you cannot endorse
in evory paiier. The Book of Books is
olten vory plain and hits some hard raps;
but if you were to get mad and burn your
Bible, the hundreds of presses would
still go on printing it. So when you stop
yoiir paper and call tho editor names,
the paper will still he published; and
what Is moro, you wijl rend it on the fly,
Seneral 9Iferehant
Jij.st Eecei-ved.^-*^-
One carload of now seasons
Beans 10 cans $1; 2.35 per case
Corn       ��    "       ��        "
Peas   9 cans $1; 2.50 per case
Tomatoes 8   ��    2.90     ��
also one carload of AYLMER BRAND, but
these cost a little more.
My Stock of   ^-a
Choice Winter Apples
will arrive in a few days.     There will be  Greenings,
Baldwins and Northern Spies.
S. ��.  Ttfc'Dermot,
��  ��  ��  ��  ��
Don't Forget These Facts:
MgDEKMOT ig showig tho finest Mining Boot on earth.
From $40 to $65 Spot Cash.
��   ��   ��   ��  ��
flv>t)Ft)flWr has just received a largo consignment of the
uibl/Ci\UiU 1 Kickapoo Remedies. If you feel down in
the mouth purchase a bottle of Sagwa. It will make you a
new man or woman (right up to date).
Redpath's Granulated Sugar is tho best for preserving
Preserve Jars���all sizes at   EASTEl{|4    PljIGES.
GtHlSTIE'S BISCUITS, aii kind,
New Jams and Marmalades just received.
Commencing to arrive.   " Direct Import."
��***��&������gKS House Fa**--*^
stock. We can quote prices that will astonish even the
closest buyer.
General Dealer.
���:In Golden, is:---.
THae Beet Store
En. East Kootenay
FOR     ^<x��K
Miners & Prospectors Outfits.
A specialty is made of this line of business*. A
complete list of goods always in stock.
WARREN'S other line of goods is unrivalled.
Provisions,   Hardware,   Hosiery,   Etc.
Every department is replete. A trial is only
necessary to become a constant customer. WARREN'S STORE is the foremost in the district.
Th�� O-old-en. dc Fort Steele
Limited Liability.
Authorized Capital Stock
750,000 SHARES at the
Treasury Stock     mm
5oo5ooo  SHARES.
This is a purely local Mining Company, formed for tho
purpose of acquiring and developing properties in East
Kootenay, the richest part in British Columbia.
The management of the Company is in the hands of capable men who are right oh the spot and are therefore able
to secure on behalf of the Company the best properties
available. "  " '
Pres.: Thos.'McNaught, Esq., Financial Agent.Fort Steele..
Vice-Presidet: M. Carlin, Manager Golden Lumber Co.
Treasurer: Alex. McQueen, Esq., Manager Bell Telephone
Company, Calgary.
Secretary: Geo. S. McCarter, Golden.
S. Barber.        Alex. Allan.        II. G. Parson.
There are no salaried officials in this Company. The promoters shares are pooled until the Company eama dividends.
The Company posesses interests in two of the most
promising mining properties in East Kootenay: The
" Tinbasket Claims " on Kinbasket Lake, in the Donald
Mining Division, and the Mercier Group at tho head of
Bugaboo Creek in the Golden Mining Division. The
Company has those properties under development and on
the latter property have several tons of high grade oro
ready for shipment.
The company will also acquire and develop and sell properties and handle others on behalf of prospectors and in-*-
The first block of 50,000 Treasury Shares has been sold.
A second block of 50,000 will shortly be issued at 60 Cents
per share.
For forms of prospectus, application for stock, and full
information apply to any of the directors or to
Brokers Calgary. Secretary, Golden.
Bankers: Bank of Montreal, Calgary.
TUe Heat Beer in Canada Is made by tlio
Calgary Brewing &
Malting Co., Lt'd.
Mannlacturora ol Beer, Ale ��ntl Soda Water
In��i��lo*i**cltt**_t.Cal*-��ry Beer every lime. They
ill haw It. The Company'!' ajent tor East
Kootenay ia
H. O. PABSON, Golden, B.C.
We can.
M 1ml
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Our motto is :   Best Material
Perfect Fit   Latest Style
Reasonable Prico.
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J. C. Vo
Merchant Tailor,
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