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Devoted to the JWining Interests and Development of tbe District of EAST KOOTEJAY.
Vol. 1, No. 17.
Golden,  B.   0,  Thursday  November 18th,  1897.
$2.00 Per Year
Address :--IK)X 49 GOLDEN, B.C.
Aliiiaxdiik Block,
Uoldsn, B.C.
Fire, Life, Real Estate, House Agcnta,
Auctioneer,* and Customs Brokcra
fire Agencies:
Queen, luncatihlrc, Union, Hartford.
���uropcau 8t;amship Ticket Office.
Tha Bun Life Intsuraiicu Couijumy.
Tho Ontario Accident Insurance Co'y.
The Blrbeck Inventment and Loan Co.
H. L. Cummins, P.L.S.,
And Civil Euglnet-r.
Fort Stf.rle, B.C.
Thos. McNaught,
Mining Broker, Financial Agent,  Conveyancer
and Notary Public.
Poll offlco addresa :
Away (>lBo*rs and
Chemical Laboratory,
(Established 15U).)
Par several years with Vivian & Bona, Swan
������a, and local representative for tlitni.
For b yoars manager for the asxaycrs to the
Kto Tluto Co., .London.
Canadian re preventative of the CasfclGnld
Kxtracting Co. L'td, Glasgow (Cyanide process.)
K.B.���All work personally Miner in tendril. Only
competent  men employed.    So pupils   ru
& Embalming
* Telegraph orders receive prompt attention
L* d. SMART,
CALGARY, Alt*. ���
��� ����������>���������*�����������������������-�����*�����������
Wedding Rings
A specialty.
Calgary, - Alberta.
The Providence pur Go
Provideuce, R.I.  .
-wants all kinds of raw fan., skins, gin-
. King, senoca, etc. Prices for next sixty
days arc an follows:
8ilver Fox <15.p0 to * 150.00.
Bear I p.00 to $ 25.00.
Otter $ 4.00 to %   9.00.
Martin �� 2.00 to %  fU)0.
Beaver (per pound)...% 3.00 to %  .1.50.
Wolf ��� 1.00 to (  2.00.
Red Fox % 1.00 to $  2.00.
Mink %   75 to $  2.00.
Skunk  %   .25 to t   1.00.
Gray Fox $   .50 to *    .75.
Kat %   .20 to I     .25.
Price lift on all other furs and skins
furnished upon application. Full prices
guaranteed, careful selection, courteous
treatment, and immediate remittance on
���11 consignments.
Pony For Sale
For sale���Mr.  Cieo.  Woodley's little
���orel pony " Bnrney," also new saddle
���nd bridle.
For particulars apply to
Columbia Mouse,
ttoldwi, B.C.
Jas. Henderson,
IMans Prepared.
Prompt HttentiuD given to order*!.
A supply of Building I.inio Ior ..ale.
The Golden
Frcsh and Salt Meats
Kfish and (Jutnc In season.
Dealers in Cattle, Sheep und Horses,
Mall orders receive prompt attention.
Livery and
Feed Stables
flood Saddle Horses ond Rigs of All Kinds for
Hire at Reasonable Itates.
Teaming of AU Kinds a Specialty.
Hamilton and Skclton,
Golden, K. C.
Confectionery and
���    Restaurant. ���
j &
Menla At all hours in first class
Style. A choice lot of Jams,
Je'llicfi, Cigarettew and Cigars
always ia stock.
Good Time
By every man who has a watch.
# ��. MXflpEl}, ���
C.P.R. Watch Inspector will bo
Wednesday to Friday __<>
each week. Satisfaction (iiiar-
anteed. Work can bo left at
Gold . . .
Mines . .
Development Co.
Xew York,   Chicago,
Spokane, Wawh.
CAPITAL STOCK  310,000,000.00.
Buy and Soil Mining; Properties.
Furnish Money for Development
Itivery, peed &
Sale Stables,
Fort Steele, S. E. Koothnay.
Pack Trains for mines supplied.
Freighting of all kinds undertaken.
It is reported that the first detachment
of the North West Mounted Police that
went into the Yukon under Inspector
Harper havo lost all their hornets.
Mr. Bruce, raining engineer, came
down from Fort Steele Division to (Iolden
in the beginning of the week and left un
Wednesday for Nelson where lie will
upend the winter.
Placer digging rivalling those of Klondike have been discovered in Lower
California. Argonauts can now choose
Iwtween the mosquitoes, starvation and
70 degrees below zero of the north and
the tarantulas, centipedes,' malarial
fever and starvation of the south.
Major Clohecy of the Kootenay Consolidated Company has returned to his
home in Everett, Washington, where he
will spend the wintor with his family.
The Major returns in spring to (Iolden
to resume his mining operations. He
left for the west on Wednesday's Xo. 1
which was several hours late. A number of friends accompanied him tothe
station to give him a send of.
A sure euro for Klondike gold foyer
has been discovered by an American
who recently returned from Alaska:
'���Tick out a morning this winter," lie
Hays,'' when the mercury is below zero,
shoulder a pick, and go into tlie woods
before breakfast; dig a hole sixteen feet
deep; come back in the house at night
and cat a small piece of stewed buffalo
robe and sleep in the woodshed. Repeat
the dos-c as often as necessary."
A mining outfit consisting of twelve
members arrayed iu garments wonderfully made and composed of whitened
corduroy to match the snow has just
started out from Calgary. It is reported
a Chicago syndicate fcas advanced $1500
to provide each outfit. If this be so, it
is another ex amplification of an old proverb. The outfit havo boon buying
cayuses and exercising them on the
streets to accuBtom them to the bustle
and noises of strange towns, and taking
them down to the station to familiarize
them with the sound of the railway locomotive. It 'is well to be accustomed to
all contingencies, particularly as the
party intends to get as far as Edmonton
anvhow, where an occasional locomotive
may be heard. Their destination is the
sources of the Peel river, to search for
gold. It is not expected that all the
members of the outfit, which is a miscellaneous collection of jacks of all trade,
will ever get there, but the age of miracles is not yet past.
A correspondent to the Victoria Times
writes from Kelson that a well known
prospector who does not wish his name
mentioned brought in to Nelson some
high grade ore from Kast Kootenuy. He
made his way to the old government
trail about 25 miles from Argenta which
is nt tlie head of Kootenay Lake, to the
Jumbo and Mineral claims situated
about 3 miles from Toby creek. From
there ho went northward a short distance and came across fine surface showings the ledgo cropping out fifty feet
wide in some places, and scattered over
the ground were immense boulders o'f
ore weighing two or three tons. He
made three locutions under tho names of
Matter horn, Elk Horn and Iron Horse.
On going over the divide ho again found
enormous croppings and located more
claims under the names of Silver Island,
Headlight and King Solomon. Assays
of the samples he brought in ran as high
as 78 ounces of silver, 28 per cent, copper
and $10 in gold... So rich is the ore that
it looks like matte from the smelter. It
also contains some Iron pyrites and peacock silver. It is now too late to go into
the district, us the ground is covered
witli snow and storms of great violence
arc likely to come up at any moment.
There is every indication of a nwh into
that district as soon as the snow melts in
the spring. Nearly all the new finds
have been made some miles due west of
Lake Windermere.
This is a rich district and has not
thoroughly prospocted yet aud nox
there will be a big rush of prospectors���
if they have not all gone to the Yukon.
Deputation pecelved by Minister of
Interior at Donald.
TH) Hon. Clifford Sifton, minister of
the Ulterior, passed through East Kootenay at the end of last week and ou his
way through received a deputation at
Donald in favor of tho all-world route to
tho Yukon. The deputation consisted
of Messrs. E. A. Haggen, of Tho Era,
(iolden; Capt. J. F. Armstrong, of the
L'pper Columbia Co.; and Wm. MoNeish,
of the Columbia house, Golden. The
deputation went down to Donald on No.
1 train and there met No. 2, on board of
which were the miniatoi of tlie interior,
his parly and Mr. Hewitt linstock, M.l\
Mr. Bostock Introduced the deputation
to Mr. Sifton. The members explained
the route���a memorial having been previously sent to Mr. Sifton on tlie subject
���and advocated its suitableness owing
to distance, the country it would open
up and the comparative cheapness of
Mr. Sifton in replying said it was
absolutely necessary, owing to the big
rush that would take place next year, to
have a road in at once over which the
traftic could be carried most expediently
and that the route which seemed to offer
this inducement was tlie Stickine route,
which was now being opened up by the
C. 1*. 11.; that steamboats could proceed
up the Stickine as far as Glonora, on
Telegraph creek, from which a railway
ItiO miles lung would be constructed to
Teslin lake, from which there wan a
water route to the Yukon ; that if a road
or trail was to be made for cattle and
other traffic, the most presentable appeared to be a road or trail by way of
Asbcroft, as there was already a wagon
road from that place right up through
the Cariboo to Bakerville, and that it
would lie easier tn continue that road
right on to the Yukon than build one
from anywhere else in the province.
The deputation thanked Mr. Sifton for
his reception and left No. 2, at Golden,
and Mr. Sifton and his party went right
through to Calgary on their way to
These roads may be temporary makeshifts, but they will not secure the whole
Canadian traffic or open up the province
to the same extent ns tlie all-world road
will when constructed along the western
side of the Rocky mountains. Two
charters are now being applied by two
different syndicates to construct thi* all-
world road and it is only a matter of
time whon it will be built.
Of Mining Men at Gold on -Formation
of a Minimi Association.
An enthusiastic meeting of mining
men was held in the Columbia House,
Golden, on Tuesday evening at S o'clock,
to consider several important mining
questions and also to form a Mining
Association. The meeting wan a large
and representative one.   Mr. E. A. Hag-
forth & Blighi purveyor*, Golden. Mr.
S. Adler, the genial host of the Kootenuy
house, supplied the liquid refreshments!
About DO sat down tu tho Btippor, Bro.
Falconer, D.S.C.R., occupying tho chair.
Alter the oysters had disappeared, a few
toasts were given and responded to, tlio
chief being "The Queou," " I. 0. F."
aud " The Ladies." During the course
of the evening Bro. Sully, on behalf nt
the new cotfrt, presented liro. Falconer
gen, editor of the Era, was culled to the with ftn widreM of congratulation nnd
ohntr : appreciation of his services in connection
with the Institution of a court of the 1.
The most important question was the
construction of roads for opening up of
some important mining centers and how
far the government would aid in constructing these roads. The three principal mining centers mentioned were Jlug-
aboo creek, where there are already
shipping mines; Spillimacheen country
with the McMurdo district; and Bear
creek into the International Basin. In
Spillimacheen country a trunk road j
would be necessary with branches leading up the various forks and creeks to
where the mines w.'re located. Should
the government be asked to build all the
three roads at the same time, or give
grants to aid in building, or construct-
ingone road in the meantime leaving the
others to be afterwards made, or if one
mail was to be built in the meantime I
which of the three proposed maris should
be first constructed. After some discussion Mr.   William   G.   Mitehell-fnnes,
O. F. in Golden. Bro. Falconer replied
in ti few well chosen remarks nnd gave
an able discourse on tho merits of the
order and benefits to be derived from a
connection with such an order. A most
happy and harmonious evening was
spent. Mr. J. II. Adler and Mr. George
Meade supplied the musical pint of the
The regular meeting nights of the
court have been .fixed for the first, third
and fourth Fridays of each month.
FrolghtTraln Goes Through a Bridjjo
Near Calgary.
Tho  C.!',!'.   is  acquiring a notoriety
for the regularity of it�� accidents, which
are all incidents in railway occupation
and  occasionally  occur  on   every well
regulated   railwftv.     Another has now
of the Columbia house, Gulden, moved, ot!Curr<H| but it "is of a differet variety
seconded by Mr. Charles A.  Warren, from those we have hitherto chronicled.
general merchant, Golden, that a
miners' association be formed to be
called the (Iolden Mining Association
aud that Hon. F. W. Aylmer, Surveyor;
W. McNeish, Columbia House; E, A.
Haggen, The Era; Thos. McNaught, Tiik
East Kootrxay Miner; and II. G. Low,
This time a bridge gave way and landed
the engine and two cars in the bed of tho
river. The facts are these. The heavy
Hoods that occurred in the Bow near
Calgary in the end of last spring had
weakened some of the foundations of the.
piers of bridges crossing that river and
free miner, all of Golden, ba appointed injure(1 others which rendered, repairs
a permanent committee. This reaolu- necessary, Among the bridges so in-
tion was unanimously carried. \ jxxm\ WM t]ie Bteei i)r;dge over the Bow
Inquest and Funeral.
Coroner Manuel, Donald,,oinpannelled
a jury on Friday to hold tbe inquest as
to the cause of death of the deceased E.
R. Orpwood, who was killed at the port
of Golden? on Thursday morning while
engaged in moving up one of the Government scows from the river on to the
hank. The inquest took place on the
following day. The inquiry was held in
the Court House, Golden. Mr. Alex.
Henderson of Messrs. Henderson and
Keith, barristers, New Westminster,
attended on behalf of tho Dominion
Goxernment. The foreman of the fury
was .Mr. C. A. Warren, postmaster. Several witnesses were examined who gave I
evidence as to the operations the deceased was engaged in���in jacking up tlie
scow with screw jack���and explained
how the accident happened in the jack
slipping ou the hard frozen ground,
which caused the scow to swing over
and jam the deceased's head betweon it
and another scow lying alongside. The
jury after considering the evidence returned a verdict of accidental death.
The funeral of the deceased took place
on Sunday afternoon from the hospital.
The Itov. J. It. Harcourt, Presbyterian
clergyman, Golden, conducted the funeral service, Tlie pall bearea were W. G,
Mitchell-Inne, F. W. Aylmer, F. II.
Bacon and Constable Cox. As a token
of respect the funeral was attended by
all the members of the local lodge of the
Independent Order of Foresters, which
has been recently instituted in Golden
and of Whioh the deceased would have
been a'member had he not been cut oft so
A resolution was also moved and carried that the committee be authorized to
draw up a constitution, framo regulations and by-laws aud that after this had
been done that a future meeting be convened to approve of the same.
A further resolution was moved and
carried that the committee be instructed
to ascertain what means of communication in the form of roads and trails existed in tlie division and to report the
result of their information at a future
The meeting was most enthusiastic
throughout. All the speakers including
Hon. Mr. Aylmer, Major Clohecy, Capt.
Armstrong. Mr. Mitchell-lnr.es and Mr.
Dainard earnestly advocated the ncces-1 ongluo and
sUy of combined action iu all questions lumber the
east from Calgary, familiarly known ns
Walker's Bridge. One of the piers htut
been taken out to be rebuilt. Every
precaution was used in shoring up tho
bridge so as to render it stable for tho
traffic. On Monday night the workmen
had ceased their operations thinking
everything connected with the bridge
was secure and safe. But it was not
so. The first train to pass over the
bridge���or rather attempt to pass civor���
for it did not get over���was a freight
train hound for the east.   It left Calgary
about 0 o'clock and got on to tho b;i
ami w.is proceeding slowly over it and
was nearing Ihe confer when tlie girder
gave away, sunk down carrying rails,
two cars���one containing
other  ore���and  deposited
the  stream  but not without
affecting tho mining Industry, whether Uj1Q
in the construction of roads or of obtain- j mmii injm,yi   Tjie car o( ,���.,. ww brokon
i and  its contents spread out in samples.
The engine does not appear lo be nnuh
; grants from the Government.
I.  O.   F.
Formation of a Court In Coldon-
Eloction of Officers.
A court of the Independent Order of Iworelost.
] injured. The engine driver and fireman
I with tho usual acrobatic agility of C.P.R.
employees on their locomotives jumped
i and saved themselves and thus no lives
Foresters   has   now   been   formed
Goldon.   Mr. .Tames II. Falconor, D.S.
It will be some day.-
cleared   awny, the
before the wreck
engine, and cars
O.K., Instituted a court on Sttturrlnv fi6hK' ����ltnn'1 tho trlw?!_ '"l""""1- A��
evening last in the Alexander hall. The | '"--J1-***tmm is sto*1*lod lmt ""' PaemK;
court starts out with a memhW'shlp nl eor* ,ni,il "1"1 '^uvm tra-Ucs carried
42, and there is ovory prospect ot this ��" under considerable disadvantage.
1  ,      , . i...   i ,   Transfers take nlneo Irom >o. I tii No. 1
number being considerably increased. mm v|u0 vorsll- Tho west bound train
The court was not only Instituted bill; returning cast as No. '.' and tbe east
oflicc-boarers electod, whoso Installation bound train returning west as No. 1,
look place on Monday evening. Uro. with tlio exchanged passonger, mull and
,. , ,..,/.,.       '      ���     i ���    .,    oxpress matter,
lalconor, D.S.C.H.. was assisted In the    T|���, traills |,sw ������,.,,, mwm\ hours
duties of institution nnd installation by httonnd whether owing to thelatencs.i
Bro. Morrison, of Portage la Prnlrle, who I they have had to encounter snow elidm
acted as D.S.CS.i Bro. Cousins, of Van- M"1''0 K,;<'ki,">-', I,I1or?�� l'""'i1wl'"d' ','f','
,,.,,'��� ,    '      ���.,   not nccelerated thoir Biieed or enabled
cotivor, ns  I'.s.t.U.;   mid  Bro.  Kll- thom to rogaln lost time.
patrlck, of New Brunswick* us D.6.C.B.     This is one of thosensonsof the year
The following wero tho oflleors Initalled I when  passengers must content them-
solves with some oi these eventualities.
I A snow slide, :> broken bridge, while U
Increases the dangers of travel breaks
the wearisome monotony of along railway travel njjd gives a spice of adven-
turo In a journey which might otherwise lie considered tame and Flow.
ot beoiuE
*tyeW;.   A  inarrki
LOAN OF   S500.00
Over a First Glass  Ranch  in
Kast Kootenny
For   n  Term   of   Five Vein's.
First  Mortgage.      Undoubted
Security.   Apply to
Sdtary Public,.tlolden.
WeddliiK Pulls.
age waa   consummated
(Iolden on Friday Ihe 12th iiifltant,
when Mr. William Kay. shipper and
time-keeper of tlie (iolden Lumber Co.,
left the stage of single blessedness and
entered into the happy union of domestic felicity with Mrs. Charlotte Kennedy
of (Iolden.
The Itov. Thomas Cl'osbie, President
of the British Columbia Methodist Conference was the. olliciating clergyman
who consummated the union hy tying
the matrimonial knot. The pair were
the recipients of numerous congratulations and of many gifts and will make
their home in Ctvldfn,
for the enittlug year:
C.H.s.C'.K.���liio. Morrison,
O.K.���Bro. G, B. MoDerinot,
p.c.u.-Hro. i*:. A, Haggen,
V.C.K.-Bin. I). M. Hue.
Court Physician���Dr. Taylor.
Fin. Hoc���Bro. James 11. Homplo.
Boo. See.���Bro. J. A. Bales.
Troes.���Bro, .lames Henderson.
Chaplain���lire. .1. K. Harcourt.
Supt, Jr. Court- Uro. \V. McJieoly,
S.W.���Bro. .1. A. Sully.
,l.\V.-]',i*���. ll. Husk.
S.B.- Bro. H. Hughes.
J.B.-Bro. II. (bile.
Trustees���Bros. 1!. Lov
Social Com.���Bros. I-'. Mii-bvner, .1. A.
Bully, Q. Bligh, <J. Lainoiitagne and A.
F. Smith.
Team Coin,���Bros. IV. A. Sknlton, J,
Kingston, T. Todd aud James Gpod,
Com. on nognlla. By-laws nud Property���Bros, ttuthorfurd, Henderson,
Haggen and McMillan.
After the duties of Installation had
been gone through, the court adjottmod
to the Kootemiv ln.iia.- to partake ,,l nn
oyster Btippor prepared !>y Messrs. Kliu'-
Newo from Edmonton.
Our correspondent  writes from thore
that tlio weather is very line, very little
snow lias fallen, but enough  for sleigh-
ling,   drain   is   being   brought   in   in
; considerable quantities, the ipiallty bo-
��� ing Ko.nl.    Bridge work  is **oin�� on
slowly and the ferry-boat is still running.
I. Lnolante.! At thu upper ferry the condition of tho
rlvor is such that lo-iuis are ablo to lord
Ihe wale*.    Buslnuss is very good nnd
brisk.   The lirst gang of three men bus
IU out to open'tii
\ party
outlined   hy
their way to the
n tributary of t
the Peace river
twelve  bus arrived.
Chicago  syndicate,  on
sources of the Peel river,
��� Yukon, to prospect for
lid.    Most 1.1 their outfit wus obtained
in Calgary.
Mr, Siiton nn.l his parly arrived here
on Monday n.lght and loft on Tuesday
morning, lie received n dopulntion nn
lh.* opening of the route (re u Jiiluuc.iio.i.
Ul the Yukon. (���ri-rs.-'ra-Ti.-v-sr.itt v*�� k t hhum* "��� ���'
��� meuwwna&nx nun
tU9!H tl��.: e-wiwt**. up***!* firim
A Weekly Journal, (lublhshed every Thursday
hi the (titercm ut w> Kant K-ooteuay District
iimklijK L'lunest vQniwcUoiM with alt trains atal
Jutitl I.:111c-.
SUBSCftirNON KATKS: By moil or carrier,
fi.UO per yeur In advance.
A.DVR11TI8IXG RATES : Display ftds, Sl,/ll)])0r
column iiu-li, Di.no por column Inch when tn-
period un the title |)aafi : lena) at in. 10 cents ]>ur
(nonpareil) line for Unit Insertion, o cent* tier
line ior each addltloiial Insertion; ruuUuig
notices Lleetittpor lino each uwerliun,
company, wo think it is time, however
much nmusod wo may be by the Hcheuie,
t.i become serious for one moment and
to Bay that it not only offurs no inducement to '* the cautious inventor," hut is
a speculation of the rankest and riskiest
ij. F. PUGH'S
Changes ot ads.
e In often not later thai]
loath notice**! Inserted
Our Jul) Department
���liitJng ufllce hi Hut
a to do lu-ut, urlUil
I   I, Thomas McNaught. Financial Agent,Fori
i. Hteole. hereby give native thai sixty uaya aftor
, date   it   u   iny   Intention to apply to tho
i Chief Commissioner of LnuJ** A Works for per-
; mission tn purchase hIx  hundred and forty
j acres tif umtnrveyed, unotjeepiod and ttnroserv*
ed t'rowu laitds in tills neighborhood whore
Mi In notl-jets posted,beiaa on the wOstsideof
Moyie Like nnd about four hillus from Its upper
end.  Tlio boundaries are hk marked out irom
niy north-west corner which Is lu close proximity t.�� tub*, notice namely, running south 8U
dial us, uiul tt> iiit-i'itht wi chains, thunce norlh
BUchalns, thence west io the aturtlne point 80
chains, containing li-tu wr^n unoccniiiutl hind.
The Blurting point  run-alug due west from
, i Movie Uku t*khiK in a litlk-of both Hie Utile
'    Ijtmli and tlm Hlg Limb t/eebs.     Located let
priming nt a reasonable price.  Onti |#rica to
Mail uMtrs receive prompt attention*
CORltgaPONDKNTH: We Invite eorrapon
delicti oii iiu\ subject ol Interest lo the general
public and desire a regular correspondent ui
uvery point tu the DUtrut, In nil cases the
urn*lidenaineof writer must m-company thu
i" iiauuserliil)  hut necessarily fur puhlicutioij
���at as a gi/arauteo of good faith.
Correspondence with reforonue to uny matter
that has appeared in another paper mint lir-it
be offered to that paper ior iniiilk-alii.ii before
1; can appear In "ths Miner."
Address all communications
Golden, B. C.
Gold Extraction b'y Bromine,
A new process barf been patented for
extracting gold by moans of bromine,
and a company hits been formed for
working; this patent. The company ie
the Gold Extraction ���ftBrominoltecovury
Company, Limited, and has its heatl I day uf September, 1807,
ofllee in London.   We do not know what j tho.mah McKauciht
the advantages of thin process are, com-1   ryrI R*col��i,Jfll11 Saptombcr, ts97.       2m.
pared with the process whore pottisium j
is used.  The patentee claims that his I --   *
system  has  many   and  very  marked j
advantages over others, The backbone] NOTIC
of the production of gold iu in the treatment ui low grade and refractory ores,
of whioh tho overdncreasing discoveries
of tellurlde ores are only a tvpe.   Iru-
TMUKSMAY, NOV. 18, 1897,
The extraordinary growth of the mining industry in the Kootenays and tho
consequent rush to invest money in a
country which was almost unheard of
live years aao, but whose name is now ae
familiar an the best known Holds of
South Africa, Australia or the United
States, forms one of the century's most
important epochs in tbe history of min-
Ing. California in '49, Australia in '51,
and Colorado when Virginia City, Load-
ville and Cripple Creek were the centreB
of attraction, had no greater rush of
miners and mining men than had the
JCootentjyfl ; and while there have doubtless been greater ''booing" than the
Kootnnays have produced, nowhere hae
there beon that steady, substantial pre-
grgss which indicates solidity nnd permanency. That the enterprise of those
who aro pouring in from ail parts is
being rewarded is evident by the satu-
fttctory results and tho promising prospects which each of the numerous mines
shows as development is undergone.
Prpspargui cities are springing up in
every district, capitalists and merchants
being attracted by the stupendous minora] resources of the country, which embraces an extent ofjflbout 15,000 square
miles. The output of ore Is gradually
Increasing an machinery and appliances
t>re being ad led to the different mines,
and with the cheaper aud better transportation facilities which havo been and
are being supplied there Is every indication that the showing for 181*7 will more
than double all previous year's records.
vrOTICE Is hereby given that application will
L~ bu made id thi; u-_*l.d!iUvo Assembly of the
Province ol British Columbia, at itn nexlses-
iriHttRH (Inofiulin nf tlmanni-rta In Woutm.n I slon, tor a Private Hill 10 incorporate a Coin-
im nw. ti-^josusoi tneseorod in western | ,1Hliy ,(1 build, e^ulp, maintain ami operate b
Australia, the United Htatfs, British
Columbia, ami other partH of the world,
are bringing moro forcibly than over to
the attention of miners, metallurgists
and thu investing public tha nocessllv of
improved methods for their treatment.
It is claimed by means ot this process
these tellurlde ores can be treated with
absolute success and obtain a higher
extraction of the gold at loss cost than
any other existing method, The apparatus required for the purpose is exceedingly simple, and with a very small outlay auy existing cyanide/mill can be
altered to a bromine mill.
Tub Mi.vuit hopes shortly to publish
an article from the patentee giving full
particulars of the working of the process
and of the results achieved. *
Plain Speaking on Mushroom Companies.
There is a company incorporated in
London���Dawson City (Klondike) and
Dominion Trailing Corporation, Limited,
with a capital of i:ii00f000 sterling, it is
to work in co-operation with the Klondike and Columbian Gold fields, Limited.
���Two of the directors are the the proviu-
���pial premier and.treasurer, the Hon. J.
K. Turner, and the president of the
council, the Hon. C, C\ Pooley, Q.C.
The undertaking la " more or less industrial," whatever that may mean. The
prospectus in inviting the "cautious investor" to take share states: " With the
opportunities which such a board of
directors us that of this corporation will
possess for obtaining early aud reliable
information an to the best sources of
investment, this part of the corporation's
business (that is, the formation of subsidiary companies) should, it is believed,
prove a considerable source of profit."
Tho British financial journal, Tho Kialto,
wants to know what is tho meaning of
this paragraph, and if the prospectus
desires to suggest that the Hon. ,f. II.
Turner and the Mon. C. K. Pooley, Q.C,
members of the advisory board, are
going to use the knowledge which may
come to them officially for the benefit of
the corporation. If not, then, The Iti alto
wnnif* to know what it means. It also
wishes to know if the gentlemen named
have Boon and passed the prospectus,
It would Ue interesting to have an
answer tOi these two important queries
from these two figureheads, To enquire
would be to enquire iu vain. "It Is
none of your business," The III alto in a
scathing article pn tills sweet Klondike
baby���the seventeenth of the family that
has been born���concludes that from an
attentive perusal of this document it
would seem that the directors are desirous of acting the part of good Samaritans
to the whole of British North America.
There could be no possible objoction to
that if they proposed to use their own
cash for the purpose, but when it comes
to their asking nearly ��000,000 from tho
public to enable them to do it, and
possibly to earn fees for themselves,
dividends for the shareholders and a
handsome profit for tho promoter of the
Tho Haloyon Hot Sprihgo.
One of the best paying propositions in
the Kootonay is tho Halcyon hot springs,
situated on the Upper Arrow lako, and
about SI miles south of Kevelatoke.
Tbe property is owned and operared
by the Halcyon Hot Springs Sanitarium
Company, Limited, composed of Captain
D, II. Macpherson, Calgary; Dr. R. G.
Brett, Banff; Thos. McNaught, Golden;
and Dr. White, Banff, with I). II. Macpherson, managing director.
The company have built a throo-Rtorey
hotel, 90x70, with sleeping accommodation for about 50 people, besides live
cottages with five or six rooms each.
They also have first-class plunge, tub,
Turkish and vapor baths. The water as
it comes from the spring registers 130
degrees Par., but cools to a certain
extent before it reaches the baths. It is
said to bo the richest spring in lithium
salts yet discovered in America. Already
>wds of people are visiting the springs
and somo wonderful cures are reported.
All C. P. It. stcamera Btop at the springs
up and and down, aud leave and take
mail and express matter. The Improve-
ments this year will aggregate about
$40,000.-Calgary Herald.
line or lines of railway from a point at or near
Cranbrook, hi Bast Kootonay, ihcnco hy the
most lORSiulO roiito to the St. Mary's Hiver;
thuheo in an easterly dl root Ion to the head*
waters uf Bt Mary's River: nnd also in a wester*
ly and northerly direction from soma point on
thi'Hiiiil linen imun-.i lineup tlm Kust Ko.ne-
iiiv Valley to thu iicttflibourhootj of llorso
Thief ami No. i orooks mnl the ndiuistn that
viulnltyi with power to tho said Company to
onnstrueta lino from the Halt River tlroup/if
Mines, in Kast Kootenny, to tho muni convenient l.titnt mi the main line nf the
Crow's Rest Pans Hallway; and a Iho
to BtithorlBe anil empower the Company, lo
Mill.I, from lime tu time, branch linos ie
groups <��i mines and concentrators from any 01
the three above-mentioned lines el railways.
sueh branch lines not to oxoced twenty (L'O)
miles in Iungtll{ with power to Imlkl telegraph
and telephone lines, and to equip ami operate
the said railway ami its branches, and to e'rout
ami maintain all necessary works tor-tho generation ami transmission of electricity or
power within the area of tho operations of the
sulci Company; and power to build, maintain
and oiieraio wlifttves, dotiks and steamboats,
saw-mill... and acquire water privileges to construct dams, tinmen, etc., for improving ami
Increasing tno water privileges, and to make
u-titlh-yir other arrangements with railways,
steamboat or other companies!- and for all other
usual und necessary porters, rights oi
Solicitors for the Applicants.
Vlctoi la, n.c., 25th Octobpr, 1897. -in 6t
en bomber Co.,
Manufaoturam of and Dealers In an
Duufflan Fir,  Spruce and Cedar Lumber,   Siding nnd Flooring,
Dimension Timber,  Cedar Shingles,   Pence Post*,
Telegraph,  Telephone   and   Electric
Light Poles, Lath, Etc.
Contractors to the C.P.R. Ry.
The Golden Lumber Co.,
(Limited Liability.)
Insersoll's Idea of a Man.
Col. Robert G. Ingoraol is agrentlover
ol happy homes. He n**yn ot them:
" The place togetthe true measure of man
is not in the market place nor the Amen
coiner, not the fnntm nor the field; but
at the liriside. There he lave ani.le his
���nasi and yon may learn whether he ie
imp or angel, king or cur, hero or huir.-
Iwg. I earn not what the world frays of
him- whether it crowns him with glory
or pelts hiui with had eggs; I care not a
copper wllttt his reputation or religion
may bo. If hie babies dread his home-
oomlng and his bettor half swallows her
heurt every time she has to ask him for
a live-dollar bill, he is a fraud of the first
water, even though he prays night and
morn till ho is black in the face and
shouts hallelujah till he shakes the cter-
I nal hills. Hut if his children rush to the
i front gate to meet him nnd love's own
'sunshine illumines the face of his wife
when aha hears his foJtfall, you can take
Itforgrantedthat he is trnegold.hlshoir.e
is heaven; and the humbug never gets
that near the great white throne of God.
He may be a rank atheist and a red-flag
anarchist, and n Mormon and a mugwump; he may buy votes in blocks of
live and bet on tho election; ho may
deal 'em from the bottom and drink beer
till lie can't toll a silver dollar from a
circular saw, and still ha is an infinitely
hotter man than the cowardly humbug
who is all sauvity, but who makes his
home a hell���Who vent" on the helpless
heads of wife and children the ill-nature
he would like lo inflict on his fellowmen,
hut due.; not. I can forgive much in
that fellow-mortal who would rather
make men swear than women weep;
who would rather have the hate of the
whole world than the contempt of his
wile; who would rather call linger to the
eyes of a king than iear to tho lace of a
VTOTICE ia HEREBY CIVEN* that application
*���*��* will bo made to the Parliament of Canada
and to the legislative Asseoihly of the Province
of British Columblu at their respective sossions
to Incorporate a Company lo Construct a mil-
way io bo operated by steam or electricity from
n point at or near Cranbrook, in East Kootenay,
HritiKh Columbia���the most northerly point on
the Crow's Xest Railway.���I bunco running in a
northerly direction up tho Kootenay liiver to
('anal Flat; thence to the Columbia Lake and
In a northerly direction (town the Columbia
Hiver to the Canoe Kiver; llumcfl up the Canoo
Hiver ami across th.1- Portage to the headwaters
of the Eraser Kiver; thence down the Traser
Kiver to Qiscome Portage; thence across tho
Portage to Parsnip Kiver; thouca down tho
Parsnip Kiver to Findlay Kiver, and up the
Cindlay Kiver and across the divide to Frances
Lake, ami tin nee to the Yukon, with power to
divert the route of the line north ol Hiscom-6
Portage either by way of Deaao take -or as may
he found most suitable on further exploration,
with power to build ami operate branch linen
not exceeding sixty miles in length and all
neeeMiiry bridges mid roads. Also, to construct
and operate telegraph and telephone linos for
the transmission of messages for the public; to
build, acquire and operate steam and other
vessels ana nil necessary ferries, wharves and
docks: to take and use water for generating
electricity, and to transmit nnd dispose of the
power therefrom for lighting, heating ami
motive purposes; with power also to carry on
the business of a gerforal trading company, of
nn express company; also to own, manage nnd
lease hotels, lo acquire, to acquire timber
limits nnil operate ��.iw mills, for the production
and sale of lumber, and to mine, explore and
develop minora! lands��utl tocerryonagoneral
mining and ere um el ting business, Including
thu erection ami operation of smellers and
Solicitors for Applicants.
Date.! at Ottawa 8th November, 1897.      iln-flt
Transfer Co'y.
Wardner, S.E. Kootenay,
HIS HONOUR the Lieutenant-Governor ban
been pleased to make the billowing appointments:���
29th October, l!��)7.
To bo Stipendiary Magistrates within and lor
the Count of tfooteiyuv!���
MvmiAV Jaiivis and UlLBBaT KbWAgb Sasdbrk.
E-muirts,   liiBpectojs
Minister of Mines and Provincial Socretary���
Hon. Col. James Raker.
Provincial Mineralogist���W. a. Carlyle.
Publlu Assayer���II. cariulchael,
For the Province���W. H. Core Victoria
South District comprint nit Kurt Blecle aud Tobacco Plains Mining Divisions���J. F, Ann-
strong Cranbrook
North District comprising Donald, (iolden and
Windermere Mining Divisions-,/. E. CvlfUthti
,f, Btlrret, Donald
F. c. r.jng (Jolden
Q. Uoldie Windermere
O.'M. Edwarda Fort Steele
M. Phillips Tobacco Plains
Deputy Clerk of the Peace for North Kast Kootenay Joslah rttirrott Donald
Deputy Clerk of the Peace for South Kast Kootenay���Charles Massey Edwards Fort Steele
Kxtractft From British Columbia
Statutes Explaining Fully the
VttI ue and Necessity oi' a ** Free
Miners '* Ccrtifloate-No Per-
son Should Attempt Mining
Without One.
Any person over IS years of age, may be
come a free miner by paying ^ to auy gold
commissioner or mineral recorder and .obtaining a certilieate good fur oii'j year.
A free miner may obtain a new certificate for
one loat on paying II,
A free miner's certificate is not transferable.
Any person or company working a' mineral
claim, iield as real estate without license, may
be lined ('*-'*>��� Mines bemme real estate after
erown grant has been issued.
Should co-owner fail to pay up his frecmlner's
certilieate his Interest goes to his co-owners pro
rata according to their former interests.
A shareholder in a joint stock company need
not be a Iree miner.
A free miner may claim ICOOxIfiOO feet. Hut
all angles must be right angles and all mcasur-
inent must bo horizontally.
A free miner may em timber on crown lands.
A free minor may kill game for his own use
at all wiisons.
A free miner may obtain five acre mlllslteupon crown lands lu the form of a square.
A claim may be held from yefer to yea* by
work being done to the value of ono hundred
Lodes discovered lu tunntl may he held if recorded In 15 days.
A free miner muy ou payment of $500, In lieu of
expenditure on claim, obtain a crown grant.
Any miner may, at the discretion of tlie gold
commissioner, obtain li-seonsary water rights.
No transfer of any mliiernl claim or Interest
shall bo enforceable unless in writing, signed
ami recorded.
No miner shall suffer from any act of omission
or commission, or delays on the part of tho
government official*.
No claim shall bo open to location during
laot illiu'sss of bolder, nor within 12 mouths
after Ids death, unless by permission of gold
A mineral claim must bo recorded within lu
days after location, if within io miles of ofllee
of mining recorder. Ono additional day i�� allowed for every additional 10 miles or iraalon
AKNtUh i.AiiuR.
Work ou each mining claim to Iho valuo of
(10C must ho done each year from date of record of mineral claim. Affidavit made by the
holder, or his agent, setting out a detailed
statement of the work done must bo filed with
the gold eommisslonsror mining recorder, and
a certificate of work obtained, aud recorded before the expiration of each year irom tho dele
'of record oi said claim. A freo miner holding
adjoiningelaliiUi may subject to filing notice
of his intention with the gold commissioner or
mining recorder perform on any one or more of
Mich Waituk, all the work required to entitle
htm to a certificate of work for each claim. The
same provision applies to two or more free miners holding adjoining claims in pnrtnertihip.
lu Hen of above work tho miliar must pay flOU
KootenaY # toe,
���   S. ADLER, Proprietor.
GOLDEN,    -    -    .   B.  C.
First-Class in every particular.  Convenient to Railway T>epot and Steamboat Landing.
Kates Itcasonable.   Free .Sample Kooms.
The Tram Car leaves Kootenay House, connecting with Steamer for Fort Steele every
Mondav and Friday altar arrival of train from the west.
Headquarters for Commercial
and Mining  Men.
For Koine Comforts       9
Modern Conveniences   ��
Bent Cuisine in the West
Commodious Sample Rooms
First-Class Brands of Liquors and Cigars
�� e
a *��
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o 9
Go to the
Columbia Jrousej
WM. McNEISH, Prop.
Headquarters for Mining Men.
SrthSveit   Mounted  ����u ^ W"��P* *"d *$��* <"�� ���������'���
18M " (8KCTIKN 101).
MOTICE Is hereby given that Ills Honour the
���^ Ueuteiiant-iiovi.rnor in Council huabeeli
pleased to repeal tlie regulation ol the 11th day
oi December, irw'.. with regard to relief against
forfeiture owing to the lapse of a Free Miner's
Certilieate hcrwoiore In for jo, and to matte the
following resolution lu respect thereof, such
repeal and new n-;(uliLtiou to take effect un the
Ibth day ol November, 1&>7:
Any persoo or joint stock company, being the
holder of any mining property, dosulng relief
against the forfeiture oi hlsor lis Interest In
such property by reason of su omission to oh-
tain a new free miner's certificate on or before
the day following the expiration of the certificate, snail observe the lonowiug (vndiiiuus:.
1. Forthwith uyon ascertaining tlie expiry
ot his certificate obtain a new one:
2. Al the time oi obtaining su.-h new certificate hhr with tiie lte.-oraer turning the same,
and post in the Record Ottie, a notice of his
intention to apply toi relief:
WithinIlUdays (ruin sueh filing transmit to
thu Minister ot Mines the following tUieumout.i
and IcoJ���
OO A statutory declaration setting forth the
eircunistaeivs 01 such ominsluti, with lull particulars Of the mining properties hold by the
applicant which would be affected With lor-
(b) A certificate under the hand of the Oold
Commissioner or Mining Recorder of each division wherein any ot the said properties is
situate, ttiHt notieo has neeu posted, and that
no records [other than those mentioned In the
said certificates, ii any] adverse to the applicant's Interest In the ttalu properties have boon
in in hi by him during the time lit which the
uald applicant Was not. tn tiOuesBlon of u valid
existing iree miner's eertillcaie:
[c] A declaration by the applicant or his
agent duly cognizant of tho location on the
ground oi the applicant's properties, aud the
other facts affecting the case, that he has
searched the records of claims recorded during
the interval ihe applicant W��H In default, and
that sueh claims ito not juxeept as may be
therein stated] conflict with or overlap'any of
the properties oi thu applicant:
|i||   Tlie sum of tive miliars.
The Minister of Mines may thereupon give
Instructions tor hicaitcratlonof thu applicant's
tree miner's certificate ho ar to couiorm with
thu date of the expiration of the lapsed certificate, umt may m-*o give Instructions for sueh
amendment to bo niaue to the records alfuctud
as may be considered ro<|uisite, and any such
relief may be partial as to properties in respect
whereof relict is given, or so as to savu adverse
rights acquired -.imlug ueinult m thuapplleaut.
Provincial Secretary and Minister of Mines,
'f MiM I
Wo wish to inform the
public that wo aro prepared
to do Neat, Artistic,
Up To Date Printing
in all its branches.
Our Specialties:
Note Ilearifi
L<*ttiir Head,
mil ii'.**'!*,
Ilanil Hill.
<!nniuK Oardii
HuslneMi Cards
haw Uriels
Lumber hooks
Hank Work
l'romlsory Notes
Receipt Forma
Share Certlllcatea
Assay Forms
Druggists Ubets
No Job too
East Kootenay Pub. Co.
Golden, B. C.
/aa-. Golden, B.C.
-<a.lieadquiirtors For-c*.
Miners,  Prospectors  and Lumbermen.
Kates $1.00 ZFer JD@.y.
Boahd & Lodciino $5 Peb Week.    Fiiist Class Bak.
Ae Allan & Co*
Dry Goods, Carpets,
Gents' Furnishings,
Hats and Caps v
Mail Orders Eeceive Prompt Attention.
East Kootenay
Supply Store,
Groceries, Dry Goods & General Merchandise.
Supplies a Specialty.
Windermere Hotel,
t ������James A. Stoddart, Prop.
Cholco Wines, Liquors and Cigars.   First class accommodation.
East Kootenays
Mining Stock List.
Namk op Company.
Thu Gold Hills C. & 1). Co	
Kootenny, Cariboo 31. & I. Co	
Golden & Fort Steele 1). Co	
Alberta & Kootenay D. Co	
Hast Kootenay and I*21k liiver Development k Exploration 0!*)^.	
t 750,000
If  500,000
%    75,000
^-o.xo  irxosQz..  30r-a.g,s   at   3D.   3MC-,   C^ZA��~*R    &   Co'q^,   GrQl&oxLi MINING   DIVISION
Ths Ore has been Treated at the
Great Falls Smelter at a
Heavy Expense.
The North Star is in extent the greatest sllfer-lead property in British Columbia. It is situated near Fort Steele, iu
Hast Kootenay, and lioVned principally
in Montreal, D. D. Mann of that city
being tha original purchaser and president o( the company.
The property was located by P>ourgiois,
the discoverer ol the I.o Roi, in 1802, and
consisted in the first place of four claims
grouped about the discovery. Mr. Mann
became interested in it the same year,
���and after examination purchased the
property. Five years ago the wonderful
���developments of East Kootenay were not
yet begun ; very Ut-llo metal mining was
going on anywhere in British.Columbia;
Fort Steele, or Wild Horse Creek rather,
was remembered only as a placer camp*,
it was 170 miles from the railway and
bad a bi-monthly mail, so it required no
little courage to invent in East Kootenay
to the extent that Mr. Mann did. Tho
result lias abundantly .shown his wisdom.
While the North Star remains the only
shipping mine in East Kootenay, thero
are several properties in the Fort flteele
mining division, notably the St. Eugene,
at Moyie lake, that only await better
transportation facilities to become large
shippers also.
The property of the >"orth Star Mining
Company, comprising-aliout 830 acres, is
.situate at an elevatiouel about 4,300 feet
.ubovo tho flea and 1,599 above the Kootenay river. Huckleberry hill, where the
mine is, is a low, rounded mountain,
well timbered for tho most part, and an
outlier of the Furcoll flange. The hill is
Jit the junction of Mark creek and St.
Mary's river, 22 miles west of Fort
Two yecro ago the company built a
wagon road from the mine to the Kootenay river, whero they bad acquired florae
ground for ore sheds and a boat landing.
The work prcviourfy done on tho pro-
pcrty had shown the presence of a large
body of lead ore, but for lack of trans-'
portation very littlo development had
been done. In the winter of 18U5-06 a
large force was put on and considerable
work done. About 7.000 tons of ore
hare been mined and raised so far, 3,000
tons of this carbonates, the rest galena.
Development consists of 1,000 feet of
nhufts and drifts and more than 1,2110
feet of this in solid ore, showing an immense body of galena lying nearly Hat
on a diorite footwall, and extends nearly
to the surface. The cross-cut ou the
20-foot level given some idea of size.
Here the ore is B0 feet wide. There arc
over 20,000 tons of galena in sight between the first-level floor and the surface. The galena carries from 40 lo 60
winces of silver and runs on the average
60 per cent, lend, zinc is less than 1 per
cent., the rest being chiefly iron.
There is ono drift 200 feet lonj joining
No. 1 shaft and No. 3, all in decomposed
ore (carbonates), which yielded (U ozs.
of silver and 50 per cent, lead to the ton.
Shaft No. 4 is in similar ore; it is not
connected yet, but so fur as the drift lias
gone tlieae carbonates are unchanged.
Handsome specimens of native silver
occur throughout the carbonaU'S in a
form resembling moss. The hanging
wall where exposed is a soft porphyritie
rock of the same nature chemically as
the foot. The richest ore is found next
the banging wall. Gold in small quantities is found in the carbonates.
At tho 60-foot level is a tunnel to the
bottom of No. 1 shaft, which effectively
drains the mine. The tunnol goes
through two feet of ore, and has been
continued for 130 feet past the shaft.
The ore is taken from thu mine to ore
houses, where it in sorted and sacked. It
requires very little picking. These sacks
hoid about 100 tone of carbonates. The
oro is hauled in winter on sleighs, the
four-horse teams taking from 5 to 10
tons to the load from the mine to the
landing on Kootenay river, at a cost last
winter of $8.50 per Ion. Then during
the season of navigation tho ore is taken
by boat to Jennings, Mont., down tbe
Kootenay river, a distance of 160 miles,
where it is loaded in cars of tho Groat
Northern railroad for the smelter at
tireat Falls, Mont., 480 miles farther.
This long transportation is a very
heavy burden for low grade ore to bear,
especially when it is subject to the further charge of customs duty on the lead
contents. Before tho ore gives any return the company has spent nearly ?40
a ton on it in transportation and duty.
Mining and hauling to tho landing is
dune for less than ���<>. Thus more than
$30 a ton is spent by tho company in the
rp.itod States, amounting to over $200,-
01)0 on the output to date.
Although the North Star mine him produced 7,000 tons of ore it is to be borne
in mind that thiB Bccmingly largo tonnage is merely incidental to a consistent
plan of development of the mine, and
that no attempts have been made to produce large shipments, but when cheaper
transportation and cheaper treatment
demands it, it is estimated that the mine
can produce 20,000 tons a year, for probably 20 yonrs or more.���Canadian Mining Review.
Mr. M. J. Haney, manager of construction of the Crow's Nest Buss road,
recently made a trip down to South
West Kootenay by tbe Arrow lakes as
far as Nelson. He loft Nelson last week
for tho head of Kootensy lake, from
which point be will go back over the line
to Macleod. While in NelBon be was
interviewed by a representative of the
Nelson Miner and among other things
lie said: "There lire now about 4,000
men employed ou the line between
Moyie lake and Macleod, and we expect
to have the track down to the head of
Kootenay lake by November of next
year, which will be ahead of tbe contract time. The work is progressing
satisfactorily and I look for no drawbacks of any kind." Mr. Haney was
accompanied by II. Fellows, government
engineer on thu work.
The steel rails for the Crow's Nest
Pass railway are manufactured at Pittsburg, in the state of Pennsylvania, and
aro being delivered in quantities. Another quantity has just lieen delivered,
consisting of 150 carloads, the value of
which is estimated at ���100,000. When
will Canada, or rather British Columbia,
lie in a position to manufacture and
deliver steel rails.
The Fort Steele Prospector comes to
us this week enlarged to a six-column
quarto. The Prospector is one of the few
newspaper enterprises in the Kootenays
which has proved a dividend payer, and
Editor Grace shows his appreciation of
the liberal support by issuing a paper
which is a credit to the town in which it
is published.���Exchange. The East
Kootenay Mineii also congratulates the
Prospector upon its increased growth
and wishes itB propietor and editor every
success which they deserve in their
increased undertaking.
The Fort Steele Board of Trade has
requested Attorny-aeneral Eberta to
introduco a bill to incorporate Fort
Steele as a city early next yeur. If this
is done tiiere will be incorporated the
first municipality in East Kootenay, a
region in which long since the district
around Donald and Golden might well
have enjoyed at least local eel (-government under a rural municipality. But
legal obstacles in connection with property owning prevented this at Donald
and Golden people seemed little inclined
to incorporate, many preferring to be
" spoon fed" by the province. Port
Steele now shows the way to greater
local independence.
There threatens to be a whisky (amine
in Euat Kootenny. Two carloads of the
ardent destined for this part of the
valley were wrecked in the Kicking
Horse canyon. Unless relief comes by
nay of Kalispell there will no a great
suffering among tho dry throats in a few
days.���Wardner International.
The most comfortable hotel in South
East Kootenay. Good Table. Good
Wines. Good Attendance. Terms
Wm.   Eschwig,   Prop.
The liest stopping place for freighters in
Columbia Valley is at
Tom Martin's Hotel
Good accommodation & Moderate. Terms
First class Feed Stabcs in connection.
Described   by a Corraspondent of
The Engineering and Mlnlr**j
I have just returned from Uie Klondike gold Iields, where 1 found a very
good placer mining district. The formation of the country jrhere tbe gold is
deposited seems to be mica schists,
streaked with quartz, which all carries a
little gold, and it looks as though the
gold was ground out of this formation by
glacial uetion. The gold-bearing quartz
seems to lie in tliis ecl.ist, and it is all of
very low grade. Thin formation, as far
us 1 was able to investigate, Beems to be
about 10 to 15 miles In width. (.In either
side of this there seems to be a blocky
diorite, which carries considerable
quartz, and there are quartz veins running through it in every direction, but of
no valnc.
Ths country is covered with moss, and
frozen to bedrock, and no one knows how
far beyond. There is very little wash,
and especially on Eldorado Creek, where
t''e glacier mud seems to have been
f jzen, und is found almost to the bedrock. In sinking to bedrock the shufts
pass through this (rozen dirt, and in
many inBtanceB blue ice is found 2 and 3
feet thick in strata immediately above
the bedrock. In some places it is found
near the surface. It is difficult and ill-
most impossible to drift thiB ground in
tlie summer season, as even by close
timbering, tlie thawing of tlie ice will
cause the shaft to cave In. Tho method
of working iu tho winter is the same as
that used in Siberia, whore the ground
is frozen at u great depth. Fires are
built underground, where they carry a
breast of 30 to 40 feet wide, and one
burning along this length will thaw in
about 6 or 8 inches. The thawed dirt is
then taken out, and another liro built.
By tliis method they seem to get along
very well. It is the usual custom tu
havo two shafts, unconnected, so that
while they are working in one Bhuft the
fire may he burning in the other, so that
the work of extracting the dirt may be
continuously prosecuted.
There will be a great deal of activity
and a large amount of work done on
Bonanza and Eldorado creeks this winter. Mest of the ground is worked on
what they call a "lay"���that is, the
owner or owners of a claim 500 feet long
give a party of two or three a loase of a
pieeo of ground to drift out, the persons
who work the ground roceiving one-half
of the gold taken out. On the richer
claims it is often drifted out for 40 per
cent, of the yield. Nearly all the claimB
aro worked under this method of leasing
Some of them are leased in sections to
different parties, and the owner sits
around watching the different sets of
men working out his ground. By this
system a great deal of Bonanza and Eldorado creeks will bo drifted out this
winter. As some of these claims will
have four or five sets of men working on
them, tlieir output will be large next
year. The dirt taken out will be. washed
iu May, June and July. There are vory
few summer diggings where they can
shovel into sluices; therefore there will
be but little gold taken out aside from
the drifting process.
Some ol the claims are very rich, and
tbe dirt will average $1 or ���1.50 to ths
pan; that is to say where tlie bedrock is
sliuley. They take this up (or nearly 3
leet in depth. When there are no quartz
stringers in the schist the bedrock seems
to be decomposed, and is quito so(t.
Such claims aro not of much value, except that they about pay wages. The
ground is very spotted. In sjme instances there are rich spots where <40 or ���HO
a pan have been obtained, but these are
only phenomenal instances. We hear u
great deal about them, but we never bear
anything about tlio poor claims.
But on the whole I consider the placers
us very good diggings and a good many
fortunes will be made. I estimate tho
output for 1898 will bo in the neighborhood of ?5,000,000. Of course this will
depend Bomewhat ou the success of the
prospectors this winter. Tlie country
will be well prospected between now and
next January, which is the best time for
that kind of work. It is almost impossible to get around in the hills in tho
summer on account of moss and swamps
and tbe difficulty of taking along supplies. Horses cannot bo used, and the
prospector can only go so far as he is able
personally to carry his provisions. Tiiere
s very little feed or grass to be bad for
animals of any kind. There was more
feed on tho Pultun trail than in any
other part of the country I travelled
through. The further north one goes
the less grass is found. There is an ample supply of mon there to do all the
work that can be furnished this winter,
indeed, there wil] probably be some who
will find it difficult to get work. Provisions will be scarce, but I do not think
there will be any starvation. It will
always be a difficult matter to supply
that country witli provisions by river
transportation as tho seasons are sn very
short and the river is in many pluceB
very shallow. It ifl only light draft
steamers, that can get up to Dawson,
and, ou account of the pusses, there is
difficulty in bringing supplies down the
I left the Yukon river on my reliirn
August 5th. At that time a littlo over
1,700 people had gone down the river
tliis season, and I dare say that the total
number for the year will not exceed
2,500; and a great number of these have
taken the first steamer out.   If it were
an easy matter to furnish provisions
there would be no room (or a greut
number ot people to mine in there, and
the country would nodoubt liuve a large
floating population.
Hydraulic mining on tlie Klondike is
impossible on account o( the (rozen
nature ot the country. Quartz liiiiiinj*
will always be very high, ami another
great drawback Is the (act that nil the
creek." freeze up solid in tlie winter, and
there is no running water to be found
anywhere. Fuel cewts ���IS a conl, and
labor is $16 a day and not very good
labor ut that.
Tho sensational reports that have been
so widely circulated will no doubt cause
a greut many people to start for that
country next spring. It is estimated in
Seattle und Tacotna thut there will be
from 50,000 to 100,000 people leuve for
the Yukon next year. If so, there will
be a great deal of suffering and distress,
and of courso there will not lie ten per
cent, of that number who will get in. A
large percentage of tlnse who started to
go in over tile Dyea and Skaguay trails
turned around and came buck in disgust.
Some dimply abandoned their outfit:! and
walked buck. I would advise only very
robust young men to attempt to go into
that country ; aud even thou they should
bo somewhat UBCtl to that rough kind of
I have no doubt that other pay gulches
will be discovered this winter, and for u
good many winters to come. I travelled
overlund 300 miles from salt water to the
Yukon river, and there is gold to be
found over the entire distance. Thin
indicates that there is a large gold-
bearing country not only in the Northwest Territory, but in Alaska as well.
So no ono need be in a great rush, for
fenr they will get left. Thero is enough
country to last for years to meet the
desire of all who wish to go there and
Generally the country is healthful.
The luck of drainage makes Dawson a
less healthy place than it would other,
wise be. Its* is built on a big moss fiat
and in the summer-liino is wet and
swampy, although only a few inches of
the frozen surface thaws out. If an
attempt were made to drain it the ice
and frozen material would melt and run
off to such an extent thut the houses
would settle nnd be very much injured.
The conditions are sueh that it would be
very difficult if not impossible to properly drain it. It can readily be seen that
in the absence of drainage nil the filth
and refuse matter remain on Die ground
and breed disease. Tliis is tho cause of
the typhoid fever existing there this
year, and 1 um afraid that next year it
will increase. Unfortunately there arc-
no drug stores, but I presume they will
have these in another vear.
Canadian Pacific Hy
Direct rail routa ti>
Montreal & Toronto
and all KuKtern Pulnto.
Lake Route to the Kant���Sailings from
Furt William.
All.erta Kvery Tueflilay lo Windsor.
AthftliBHOa... .Every Tliiirm.ay to Owen Hound.
MRtiitonn Every Kuntlay lo Owi-n Round.
Commuting tains from Ootdenat 16:20 every
Moiulay, TluiMday and Saturday.
Dally and direct service tu
Kaslo, Nelson, Sandon,
and all poiuts'ln the far fame-i Kontc nay
and Silvery Hlocau.
To China and Japan
New Zealand,
Apply lor Particular, to
C. i:. WELM, Agent, Goldon,
Traffic Manager, Winnipog,
��     ��     ��
Value ia one tiling:
Satisfaction is mint her
Yen get bnth by buying your DRY HOODS
Price Lists and Sample, forwarded on applies*
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Mail Orders Receive
Prompt Attention.
<fc*AT THE-**-
Hudson's   Bay
CALGARY,    ���    ALTA.
Situated on Ferry Greek.*
25 Miles From Fort Steele,
East Kootenay*
$75 to $150 Each according to
fT"?��� ,,,,.,����� ��� ;*��, ���   One-third down, balance in three nnd t;!v
"��� WiJ-i**.** -      months, without Interest.
Tempest & Co.,
Agents, CALGARY.
Upper Columbia-
jfavigation & Uramway
Co., Limited,   and
International Transportation Company.
Connecting with tha 0. P. K*. at Golden, B.  C. and
Great Northern Railway al Jennings, Montana.
The   Only   Quick   and   Comfortable   Route.
Address all express cavo of V. ('. Co'y, Golden.
Genera!  Merchants
Miners Supplies a Specialty.
Agent for the California Giant Powder Compny.
IFozt Steele, ZEL C.
Ciioick Winks, Liquojis and Cmaiis.
R. D. MATHER, Proprietor
laleyon Hot Springs
Tim HnpBt Health Ki'��ori on tin* ConHnnnt.
IViviitc 11. mi lit si] under inei|ie:i| K'lj.erinten-
ripneo witli it Twined Puff of Nurses.
O-iiHilrte Svsh-tvi of 1'ittlm. nf every kind
nnd tlpaeription.
Medical Wrcetoi���DR. K. O. DttKTT, Banpp.
Rcshlont Physician & Surgeon���Dll. si'ANKIK.
Subscribe for �� THE MINER."
���^d-Trextise   jjq,    ��TKB     BAST      !&GOT'&2gT~&."T
aOTass.." ���Mwr.**WSAA��n^-��-M4w**jai
UMl-llillll lj��jlgjgMjj|
Budeot  of   Intorostlng   Local   and
General News.
Mi*. J. ('. Tom, uiorcliant tnlloi, ("'al-
Stivy, ppent a tew iluya In town thi.-i week
lining bu$inc>-!S.
Mr. iii-.il Mrs. Dan Mi-No'isli anil family
frum Tho Steelo lloiu'o, Fort Steele, aro!
iireeentlv guests at the Columbia House, |
Spryices will  he hell as usual iu thei
J'rt'Mliyieriau Church on Sabbath 'at II
.���...in. and ~. ���'���',{) ii.ni.     liev. ll. K. Smith |
uf the Methodist Church will conduct
���.In* oyajiliiu Horylcc.
Mrs. .1. F; Armstrong anil Mrs. ,1. X,
Taylor returned thin week from a
visit ti> Montreal and othef eastern
{mints. Mrs. Armstrong leaves irnme-
dtalrly tor Kort Steele.
The liev. Father Welsh oi Fort Steele
fame down from there iii'tliu beginning
pf tlie week to Golden and then went on
in Calgary on a visit, lie will return
shortly to Fori Steele,
The liev. Mr. Turner oi I.ytton, B.C.,
lias lieen ppppliitotl to the Episcopal par-
.iisli of I Iolden and 1 Ipnald. I le will conduct
divine service in Si. Paul's Church,
Goldon, i;n Sunday evening next at 7-DO
Bryan & Leo, cigar manufacturers,
Winnipeg, win. gave a handsome cup
last year to lie competed ior by the curling rinks at Golden, have this year presented four handsome metal shaving |
mugs and brushes to bo contested hound liecome the properly ot the members oi the rink winning the same.
A royal prochiinaticn has been issued
.appointing Thursday the 115th day ol
Xovcmbor as a day of General Thanks-
givin-* to Almighty God for the bountiful h-irvest and oilier blessings witli
wh.ieh Canada has been favored this
year and inviting all loving subjects
throughout Canada to observe the said
day as a day of General Thanksgiving.
Mr- Eneas II. Small has retired from
the Columbia Hotel, Canal Flat, having
transferred his business to Mr. John
lluliiiau, Winfield Park, Thtinderliill.
This hotel is central between Golden
and Fort Steele and lies riglit in between
the head of the Columbia Valley and the
tipper Kootenny Valley, and is one of
the favorite stopping places.
Mr. Edward Stoddart from Windermere was in Golden this week procuring
a pair of sleighs. He reports that mining operations have closed down for the
winter in the Windermere Mining Division. Tlie winter has now arrived in tlie
upper valley and there is a plentiful fall
of snow. He pulled out for Windermere
on Sunday afternoon with a good load ol
A new hospital is to be erected at St.
Eugeno Mission near Cranbrook, witli
twelve beds. The hospital will be under
Ihe direction of the Mission, and will be
undenominational. All will be admitted
who suffer. The Key. Father Coccolc
and the Lady Superior, Sister Conrad oi
tlie Mission have gone to Portland, Oregon, to secure the services of trained
nurses for the hospital.
Mr. Hill Carlin of Carlin A Dnrick,
gen.ernl merchants, Fort Steele, had a
busy time in Golden torn few days. The
firm has been receiving several car loads
of goods and Mr. Carlin was superintending the unloading aud dispatching of the
goods to the lower country. There will
be brisk times in Fort Steele. The construction of tiie (.'row's Xest I'ass railway will make too town busy and there
will be considerable activity there during the whole of the winter.
The Provincial Gazette contains the
publication of the appointment of three
Inspectors of the North West Mounted
Police to be Stipendiary Magistrates in
and for the County of Kootenay. The
appointment will endure during the
construction of the (! low's Scat Pass
Railway. There are now several detachments of the mounted police in tlie
Province for tlie purpose of maintaining
order among the large number of workmen engaged on the construction of tlie
railway. The detachments are stationed
at several points along tho line of railway.
The Greatest Health Ra30rt on the
Continent.���Description of
The3e hot springs are situated on the
cast side of the I'pper Arrow lake, in
West Kootenay, and are about eight
mill's from Arrowhead. The springs are
three in number and arc situated about
three-quarters of a mile from the edge of
the lake. Only two of them are at
present utilized. The principul chemical
ingedient of these springs is lithium, and
they are the finest lithium springs that
have yet been discovered on the American continent. They have long been
famed for their healing properties,
particularly in all rheumatic and neuralgic afflictions, kidney disorders and
necrotic diseases. Tho springs early
acquired a reputation as a health resort,
and a sanitarium and hotel wero erected
and baths constructed close to the
beach, the water being brought down
from the springs in piping. The place
was well patronized, but Boon its requirements wore not sufficient Ior the demands.
Recently the place changed hands. A
syndicate of whom Dr. K. G. Brett, of
^anff Hot Springs, Alberta; Capt: lb H.
Macphorson, Calgary; Thos. McNaught,
(inanclal   agent, Fort  Steele, and   Dr. |
White, Banff, are the principal members, j
has  now  aot*nirod   Uie   springs   witli!
several hundred acres of land adjoining!
the same,   ll  is Ihe intention  of the!
syndicate  to form their property  not
only into into tlie best health resort on
the continent, but also into a first-class
pleasure resort.   The two places will lie
distinct and separate, and some distance
apart. A small bay indents the property.
On its south side will be the sanitarium,
private hospital and medicinal baths;
ou the north side, on a small plateau a
few hundred feet above the lake, will be
erected rarly next season H magnificent
hotel,   with  all modern  conveniences,
sufficient   to   accommodate   over   L'OO
Meantime the syndicate confined their
attention to tlie sanitarium and grounds
attached thereto. Extensive alterations
have been made. The sanitarium has
been entirely remodelled, a private
hospital built, and a range of baths for
both classes of patients erected. A row
of picturesque cottages has also been
finished. Honda, bridges and terraces
have been constructed. A billiard room
and large recreation hall have been
added. The grounds near the buildings
are being laid out Bo as lo be formed into
places   for   recreation- howling,  tennis
and other out-d 'games, and also for
being ornamented with flower plots and
shrubbery. The natural characteristics
of the grounds admirably suit them for
being formed into a landscape garden.
From the terraces a most varied view is
obtained of lake, mountain and wood,
partaking more of a Highland view than
of a Columbian scene.
One hundred and twenty peoply can
be comfortably received. The private
hospital is capable of holding sixty
patients. There will always be an
efficient resident medical staff, who will
he aided by trained nurses. The baths,
which will play an important part in. Ihe
treatment, are most complete aud consist of Turkish and Russian batliB,
needle and electric baths, spray and
douche baths, hot and cold showers.
From the large quantity of lithium in
tho water its curative powers .are great,
and most gratifying results have been
shown in the cures not only of sciatica
and rheumatism, but of all neuralgic
complaints nnd of diseases affecting the
kidney and of stone and gravel in the
bladder. Its curative powers are also
great for necrosis, blood poisoning and
skiu diseases. There is a great demand
for its waters from a distance, and tlie
syndicate are making arrangements for
bottling and shipping the waters. For
those who do not desire to become
patients in the hospital there is ample
accommodation in tlie sanitarium and in
the coLtages, which are ranged on higher
-.���round behind tlie sanitarium and furnish an uninterrupted view of lake ami
mountain in front.
The buildings present a most imposing
appearance from the lake, especially tlie
sanitarium and hospital, with their
verandahs and tower rising up between
them. At night when the placo is lit up
witii the electric light, it will have the
appearance of a small town from the
many lights that appear iu tlie different
buildings comprising the institution.
The syndicate have spared no efforts
in making their institution one of tiie
most replete on the continent of America
The importance of it as a health ami
pleasure resort has been recognised by
the C. P. It. company and is now one of
tlieir centres ot attraction. All steamers
stop at the Halcyon Springs, which is
now a regular station. It has postal
service.twice every day. In the institution are a ticket oltice, an express office,
a post oltice, a telegraph ofllco and
money order office. Telegraphic communication is maintained with every part of
the world, and every day there is published iu the form of a bulletin all the
latest telegraphic news. Visitors have
therefore every conveninco for Uie transaction nf business as much as ii they
resided in the largest towns in America.
The syndicate has spent over $40,000 in
the improvements, alterations and furnishings, and its members are now
forming themselves into a joint stock
company, with a capital of $100,000, to
take over the sanitarium and erect and
equip a first-class hotel to lie used
entirely as a pleasure resort. Additional
roads for riding and driving will be
constructed; walks will be laid out along
tlie shore and up the creeks, whore
nature has provided iibundanco of rock
work and water-falls to beautify.
The syndicate has already had many
enquiries for suites of rooms for families,
who wishsd to come to the Halcyon Hot
Springs, but which could not bo supplied.
This demand will soon be supplied, and
business and professional men will soon
find it an admirable resort, where they
can either leave their business behind or
bring it. with them when enjoying tlie
health-restoring Influences of Halcyon
Hot Springs. Sow it is fast becoming a
mart for thu meeting of business men
and the transaction of business; and ns
the mining industry increases it will
become more and more a great business
centre. It has a most central position-
only a few miles from the main line of
theC. P. 11. and easy of access. The
business man from South Kootenav can
meet the business man from the eaBt or
west, discuss negotiations, arrange terms
and arrive at settlement. Tho syndicate
is alive to thiB and three business rooms
have already been provided for business
men to meet and transact their business.
The Miser wishes the syndlcuto great
luck in its enterprise.
Seneral 9$ereAant
Has received this week a clioiee stock of New California
Apricots and
Loose Muscatels
Also a shipment of
Lily Evaporated Cream
Expected to arrive any day a carload of
Famous Chatham Sleighs.
S.  &  Ttfc'Dermot,
���:In Golden, is:���
Tlie Best Store
_____ East J��:ootezia3r
FOR   ^zr~\
Miners & Prospectors Outfits.
A specialty is made of this liife of business. A
complete list of goods always in stock.
WARREN'S other lino 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.
I& O-old-en ds Fort Steele
��   ��   ��   ��   ��
Don't Forget These Facts:
MGDErMOT is showig the finest Mining Boot on earth.
From $40 to $65 Spot Cash.
��   ��   ��   ��   ��
mnfipfjm-yr lias just received a large consignment of the
liiuUEiyuiU 1 Kickapoo Remedies. If you feel down in
tlie mouth purchase a bottle of Sagwa. It will make you a
new man or woman (right up to date).
Redpath's Granulated Sugar is the liest for preserving
Preserve Jars-all sizes at   EASTE^    PtylGES.
New Jams and Marmalades just received.
Commencing to arrive.   " Direct Import."
If you intend buying any    llnflcp     CfltftiidiiftrtC
it will pay you to inspect our    |H-HI��*     rUrUbfllfigi)
stock.   We can quote prices that will astonish even the
closest buyer,
General Dealer.
Limited Liability.
Authorized Capital Stock
750,000 SHARES at the
Treasury Stock     ���������
5oo,ooo   SHARES.
This is a purely local Mining Company, formed for the
purpose of acquiring and developing properties in East
Kootenay, the richest part in Britisli Columbia.
The management of the Company is in the hands of capable men wbo are riglit on the spot and are therefore ablo
to secure on behalf of the Company the best properties
Pros.: Taos. McNauoiit, Esq., Financial Agent, Fort Steele.
Vice-Pres,: M. Carlin, Mgr. Columbia River Lumber co.
Treasurer: Alex. McQueen, Esq., Manager Bell Telephone
Company, Calgary.
Secretary: Geo. S. McCarter, Golden.
Directors: Alex. Lawson, Berrymead Priory, Acton,London.
Alex. Allan, of A. Allan & co., merchants, calgary.
S. Barber, Secy. Golden Lumber co., Golden.
H. G. Parson, general merchant, Golden.
There are no salaried officials in this Company.   The promoters shares aro pooled until the Company earns dividends.
Tho Company posesses interests in two of tho most
promising mining properties in East Kootenay: Tho
" Tinbasket Claims" on Kinbasket Lake, in the Donald
Mining Division, and the Mercier Group at the head of
Bugaboo Creek in the Golden Mining Division. Tho
Company has these 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 investors. . ,
The first block of 50,000 Treasury Shares has been sold.
A second block of 50,000 will shortly be issued at 50 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.
Tho Beat Bcor in Canada Is mado by tlie
Calgary Brewing &
Malting Co., Lt'd.
Manufacturers of fleer, Ale and SoiJr Water
lunlflt on ffcttlnjr Caljmry Hour every time. They
nil have It. Thu Company's agent fur liust
Kootenay la
H. G. PARSON,  Golden, B. O.
We can.
Soft Yea?
��   ��   ��
Our motto is :   Bost Material
Perfect Fit   Latest Style
Reasonable Price.
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Merchant Tailor,


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