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 Library ol L��f Ail  v -  ^ 'OR1A.    ���  w  Voi. 12.  PORT STPBLB, B. C, S^LTZ7J?��>.A Y, APRIL 15, 1905.  No 15.  BIG SALE OF LUMBER  y  Winnipeg   Dealer   Buys   Nearly  ���   2,000,000 Feet at Moyie.  One of the largest lumber  deals ever made in Southeast  Kootenay was put. through last  week by H. Cameron, manager  of the Moyie Lumber & Milling  company, when ho sold to ii. ''.  Graham of Winnipeg, 1,800,000  feet.of lumber. The lumber will  b" shipped" out of the yards as  fa,st as the cars can be  loaded aud taken away. This  practically disposes of the stock  of lumber on hand.  The sawmill and timber limits  of the L. '& M. Co., have been  taken over by ETPCameron and  A. P. Stephenson, and they* are  in a position to make a deal ���for  the disposal of the entire holdings of the company. -If a sale  is not made within a reasonable  length of time they intend to  operate the mill themselves.  Bids on Scout Ships. '  closed to- the free coinage of  ���silver on April 10th. President  Diaz has issued a decree for the  reform of the monetary system  authorized by congress in December lasi. Thedecree establishes  tho "'peso," or "silver dollar at a  value of .71 cents gold, and the  theoretical unit of the Mexican  currency ' is defined to be tho  dollar or -'peso" of 7.r> cents gold  An' important feature of the  decree is a provision for a reserve exchange fund which ut.  first will consist of si0,000.000'  or 15,000.000 and may be increased! The original plan did  not provide for the immediate  establishment of this fund, but  it, is now deemed wise to start  with one , simultaneously with  the beginning of the new mono- j  tary system.  GUGGENHEIM'S IN THE  NEW   COMBINE-  American-   Smelters'   Exploration  Co. Elects Its First Board  -���=        of Directors     =^-  DISTRICT  MINING NEWS.  Washington, D.C.. April 15.���  Bids were open at the navy department, today for the construe  tion of the three scout ships  which congress authorized., last  year. Considerable interest is  manifested in the construction of  these'ships as they are designed  3to possess greater speed than  any other vessels' in the navy,  save the little torpedo boat de  .stroyers.�� The cofct is limited to.  (Ji 1,800.000'each. , ���  President Diaz Attends.  Of Interest to Those Engaged in  the   Development of the  Mining Industry.      t  City of Mexico, April 15.���The  formal' opening and' dedication  today of the new building erect--  ed in the Mexican capital by the  Mutual Life Insurance Company  of New York was dignified by  the presence' of President Diaz  and a .number of0other leading  men of the republic. Others in  attendance included Charles R.  Henderson, Dr. G M. Grant,  Robert A. Grannis; Jr., and a  number of other general officers  of the company who came from  New York.  The"new"building cost Si,000,-  000 in gold and adjoins the magnificent postoffice, erected of  steel and stone and constructed  ou American methods.  And Why?  Nowadays the people of South-  oast Kootenay talk about the  Kootenay Central Railway, the  , Corbin road, and a road into the  Flathead. En a casual manner  old timers note the past, present  and future conditions of tho K.  C.R.  What's the mattei; with the  Provincial government. and  what are the promoters of the  K.C.R. going to do, and why?  Because it could not give  any  assistance, a number of members  not being in line with the future  progress   and   development    of  this district.     Build  the.road,���  because it   is needed to develop  the   great   Fort  Steele   mining  district.   ' Build   the   road���because    the     promoters    always  wanted to���always expected to���  always  planned   on    doing   it-  sometime--and   it  has'now. been  made  so  easy,   and so enticing,  by  a  bonus  of  &3.200 per mile.  ��� that-the promoters cannot afford  to iose the sum of ��595,200. with  a  possibility  of getting 40% additional, of a cost of over 815,000  per--utile of construction.  Placer gold is not the only  attraction that Wild Hors<_ creek  has to offer. Several silver-lead  properties are being developed.-  The outlook is favorable for  the Bull River company to start  operations about May 1st. '  The Sullivan group of mines  has reduced its working force  owing oto the large amount of ore  oil hand. As soon as the smelter  is in operation, work at the mine  will be resumed.  '    ' ' '  St. Eugene���cThe groati "showing of silver-lead ore in this mine  continues to be the chief topic of  conversation among mining men  Its production; wiU'earn for the  owners this month ��25,000, fully  one-third of the Dominion lead  bounty.  The' Bull, river group of iron  mines has been developed to an  extent that enables its owners to  crown grant. 30 locations.  'Quite a bit of work will be  done on .several properties on  the east fork of Wild Horse creek  this year.  The immediate constraction of  the Kootouay Central railway,  and the development of a,largo  number of rich prospects in the  vicinity of the town, of Fort  Steele, will turn, the attention  of mining people of British  Columbia this way by the thousands.  James Nelson and Kris Kohle  are. now engaged in doing the  annual assessment work on a  copper property near St. Mary's  Lake, p !" ���       ,. ,  Frank .Tracy with, a .small  working force has commenced,  development;work on a group of  copper claims near the head of  Whitefish crecjk.  John .!?. Larsen is running a  tunnel several hundred feet; to.  reach an old channel on Wild  Horse creek. The - gravel coming out of the tunnel is rich  enough to pay all.expenses.  From present indications the  Sulliya,n group of .mines,, near  Kimberley,* will soon develop  into a, producer of great value.  The work of preparing for beginning operations, this season,  on Wild Morse creek is going.on  actively in all the placer mines.  New York���The American  Smelters' Exploration company,  organized and incorporated ��� in  New Jersey a few weeks ago,  elected a board of. directors and  other officers today. The board  is composed of men connected  with the American Smelting &,  Refining company and with the  United Lead company. E. \V.  Nash, president of the smelters  company, is presidenfof the new  company, and Barton Sewell,  president of the United Lead  company, which is largely controlled by the smelters company,  is vice president. The directors  elected consist of Daniel Guggenheim, E. W. Nash, Barton Sewell. Murray Guggenheim. A.  R. Eilers, E. R. Guggenheim,  Simon Guggenheim. Edward  Bush,' E. L. Newhouso, Karl  Eilers, S. W Eccles,, M. R. Guggenheim, J. B. Grant, Dennis  Sheedy, F. Guiterman aud \V.  S. Morse.  William Reaches Corfu.  locate claims and to secure  -samples. ���No development has  ever been clone on the property  owing to the opposition of the '"-  Canadian Pacific railway, which  for a long time made most strenuous efforts to,get,possession of  this territory as a land grant.  After a long struggle the government decided lo recognize the  rights of the prospectors and the  way is now open for the full  development of the resources of  the country and T have no doubt  that the result will justify the  expectations of those who have  in the past visited the district  aud have made examinations.  The country is easy of access,  being only forty miles from Melton, Montana, on the Great  Northern, and the same, distance  from Eor.nie on the CP.lv.  KOOTENAY CENTRAL RAILWAY  Announcement to Build or Not to  BWd^hiiTeaFv^irbrMade  Shortly.  Telegraphic Items.  ' Corfu. Ionian Island, Greece,  April 11.���The Gorman imperial  yacht Hohenzollern, with; Km-  peror William.on board, arrived  here today. The British squadron now in these waters dressed  and manned ship, and the usual  salutes were exchanged.  ��� The king of Greece started out  on the royal yacht^Amphitrite to  meet the emperor, .but took fhe  wrong direction and missed the  Hohenzollern. Torpedo boat do-  stroyers were dispatched to  apprise King George of Emperor  Williams arrival here.  Jim Loves the Irish.  Irishmen make great, miners.  Jim Cronin, of the St. Eugene  and War Eagle seems to know  this, and gathers aroundohim all  the Irish that he can find. Up  at Rossland he has the finest  bunch of ������chaws" that ever  drank mountain dew at a Donny-  brook fair,1 and ivery man av  thim swears that Jim is the bhoy  wid the big white hat.���Ledge.  Flathead   Oil.,  Specie Movement.  At New York last week: Silver imports $18,111,. exports  8527,200: gold impons'8779,551.  exports $728.1 (HI.   Since January  ���  ,   .. ,1st:      Silver  imports    $(5(i6,837,  Mpxico will go on a gold basis exports $9.433.96-1: gold imports  e�� May 1st and the mint* will be ,83,975,211, exports ��31.935.847.  Mexican Silver.  An oil expert by the name of  Win, Forrest from Petrolea has  this to say about the oil regions  near Fernie, says tho Ledge:  When 1 was in,the Flathead  about five years ago I met a  party of Amoncans under Professor Hermann, who had just  returned from the oi! fields of  -Russia. Professor Hermann  said then '.hat Canada was not  aware how valuable a region she  possessed and that Pennsylvania  never presented as promising  indications of oil as the Flathead  valley did.  When I tirst went into- the oil  country I found it difficult, to locate the exact region described  by Dr. Selw.\n. After searching  the district for a few days 1 detected the smell of the oil and  following up the scent came fo  the oil springs-two miles a.way  from'my, starring point. Tlii* oil  which i. found was on Sage, creek  and Kis.h e-ria crock and on another unnamed creek between  them, and soon Phillips creek,  ten miles away', all these streams  being branches of the Flathead  river. '    '���     ���  I have been iu close touch  with the oil regions ever since,  making constant trips into the  country, going in   repeatedly   to  The Russian fleet, including  seven battleships were steaming  north on April 12.  Frank Morse, of the Grand  Trunk Pacific, only wanted  15.00,0 acres" per. 'mile of construction , and exeinptiou, from  taxation for 30 years as the price  of commencing work on the  western und of his Grit Gift rail  way.  , 'Russians have six submarine  vessels at Vladivosloek, and aro  conducting" experiments with  boats of foreign make. ,   ���  The British steamer Henry  Bolickow was seized by, the Japanese off the island of-Hokkaido  .on April 11th. If'is presumed  that the steamer was bound for  -Vladivosloek.  Tho Russian .and Japanese  fleets are now within1 striking  distance, and it is generally believed that the fighting can not  be delayed much longer.' .  President Roosevelt. leaps  from his horse and captures  alive ii full grown coyote without  a scratch.  The yellow peril .menaces  white labor at Salmo. Chinese  and Japs are protected by the  Dominion Government and white  labor is turned out of sawmills.  The Russian minister to China  has demanded that a harbor be  placed at tho disposal of the  Russian fleet. The demand was  peremtorily denied.  The Japanese will have more  than 1,000,000 men in the field  by Autumn.'with a proportionate  increase in artillery and cavalry.  Much railway talk has been  going on in town during the past  week, and but little information  is obtainable.  For the information of its  readers Tuk Prosp^ctou pre-  sen is the presem condition ot  the Kootenay Central-railway,  under which ils charter is held,  , The Dominion Charter was  assented 1o on May23rd, 1901,  and sect ion'7 reads, as follows:���  The Company may lay out. construct and operate a railway of  .the; gnagc of four feel eight and  one half inches/as follows: ���  (hi Emm Fort Steele to Elko  or some, other convenient'poiut  on the Crow's Nest Railway be^  tween Elko and Wardner, thence  on either .the "oast or west side  of Wigwam River, or by the  most convenient route, to the  international boundary line.  lb) Prom For\ Steele to  Windermere, by either the east  or, wesl side of .the Kootenay  River.' thence to' the town of  Golden on the main line of the  Canadian Pacific Railway, and  may build aiid operate ;-such  tramways in connection therewith, noi exceeding in any one  case ten miles in length, as are  from time to time authorized by  the Governor in Council.  .  not  to  exceed   four  years from  the said first day of August.  From the reading of the above  Act, ii will be seen that the" K.  C.R. to save".�� their [.'.subsidy,  granted in 1903, must .commence  construction before August 1st,  1905. "   ���  K.C.K. Final Deoision.  Section  The Smelter Bluff.  As has been expected for some  time, the smelters at Trail aud  Nelson havo closed down their  five lead stacks, because of their  inability to secure ores. The  smelter people state that tho  Slocan mine-owners are not  living up to their agreements for  supply made when fhe lead  bounty was granted; bin there  is another side to the story, and  that is the feeling aroused by the  iniquiious .sliding scale ot  charges for treatment inflicted  by the local smelters, which bear  so hardly upon the Slocan ores  It is strange, too. that the St.  Eugene mine should have been  .allowed to. send 2,100- tons of  lead concentrates to Europe, last  month instead of being'"kept at  home for local treatment. -There  is something wrong somewhere.  and l lie. .truth will oiif one ,of  t'iose days. , In the meantime,  what a condition for the mining  industry'to .be in!���Slocan   Drill.  and Mrs. Lucas were visit- I  tlic residence of   Mr.   a,'rid  . .1. Cauii this week.  M I-  ling a  Mrs :  The owners of the Badger and  Red Muuntaingold quartz claims  are preparing to develop.  12 o! this Charter  reads'as follows:-���If the construction , of 'the railway is not  commenced; and. fifteen per com  of the -amount, of the capital  stock is not expended thereon,  within two years from the   pass-  o  ing of this Acl, or if the railway  is not finished and put in operation wilhin five years from the  passing of I his Act, the powers  conferred upon tho Company by  Parliament shall cease and be  null and void as respects so  much of the railway as then remains uncompleted.  In 1904. the above section was  repealed and Ihe following substituted therefore:���(1) Section  12 of chapter 71 of the statutes  of 1901 is,repealed, and the following substituted therefor:���  :'12 Tf the construction' of the  railway is not commenced, and  fifteen per cent ol the amount of  the capital stock is not expended  there, within three years from  the passing of this Act, or if the  railway is not finished and put in  operation within six years from  tho passing, 'of this Act, the  powers conferred upon the Company by Parliament shall cease  and be null and void as respects  so much of tho railway as then  remains uncompleted.  From the above net it will be  seen that the Company has until  June I'5th. 1900 to commence operation.-. towards construct ion  In an Act assented lo on 2-lth  ol August l!!.t;, ;i -,uu.--iuiy of  $3,2D0 per mile was granted to  the K.C R. suction 00 of said Act  rcad.-s a~> follows. To the Kootenay Central Ra.ilway Company,  lor a Inn' ol railway from Golden  to I he Interiiafioiia.l Boundary  Line: via VVinderniere and Fort  Steele, and crossing ihe Crow's  Ncsl,; Kail way at. or near Elko,  i.iot'uxceedin'g' 180 miles.  The condition of" this subsidy  is explicit arid a-portion 'of .section (5) reads as follows: ��� All  the .lines and bridges--lor the  construct of which subsidies are  granli.:d. unless they are already  commenced, shall be commenced 'Ottawa���Col. Otter has been  w'niiiii two-years from the first raised to the title of brigadier  day .of Aligns:, 1903. and com- general, and placed, in command  plctcd within a reasonable   t'mp. | of the Ontario militia.  l-'ioin tin- Wiliner Outcrop.  Much railway talk has been indulged in throughout the past  A"L-ek and . speculations as to  when construction, will-'be com-  ���nonced .are rife. Some have  even offered to bet hard cash aud  one man is said to have offered  ,23 to *] that the contracts will  be let and construction, started  by June 1st next. And so the  talk runs, yet very lii tie new information has been gleaned on '  the subject.  However, The Outcrop learns,  on , what     we     consider    good  authority, that the final decision  of. the  C.P. R.   willj.be reached-  early next week, when it will be  fully determined' whether, or not  construction   on   thejr;Kootenay  Central    Railway   through   this    .j  valley   will   start this year, at a  meeting to be held in   Montreal.  So after all'there is good reason  for  the  people  here to talk and ���"  speculate   on    this    interesting,  subject,   for  have  we  not been  O '    . '0  waiting long years for this one  thing to happen���yes, some have  waited more' than 20 fyears���aud ,  in a week we should know,  whether ii is to come this year  or next. . <  In   looking   up the  provisions,,  under which the. Dominion   Government has granted   the  bonus  for the building of the Kootenay  Central if is found that the  road  must, be ^completed, within  two    '���  years   Iroin    August   1st,    1905."  And as the bonus is a substantial  one  there  is  no  doubt but that  the provisions will   be  complied    '  with,   even  should  the road not  be .started immediately.  The very latest news from  Golden is that Chief Grant of  the survey party , has been  hurriedly summoned east, and  here if is thought be has gone to  lay his report of his survey bo-  fore the meeting iu Montreal  next week.  Erom the last issue of the  Golden Star the- following is  culled:  A representative of The Star  this week' had an interview on  this all-important .matter with  parties known to be able to  speak with authority and from  what transpired in the course of  conversation we gathered that it  is, after all. the intention of the  Canadian Pacific Railway Co. to  begin the construction of the  Kootenay (.'mitral Railway in the  immediate future, notwithstanding all reports to the contrary,  and carry it to completion, if  possible, before the snow flies  again. Our informant also says  the estimates, of'the company for  the curreni year include an item  sufficient to cover the cost of  construction of the entire line  from Golden lo Fort Steele.  Couple this with the present activity openly displayed around  the C, P. R. yards hoi e .and it  would seem'to convince anyone  that tlie assertion contains more  truth fha.ii poetry. However, we  have every reason to believe  (hat, tilings will shortly- assume  definite shape.  Col. Otter is a General. the riaisj'ECTOi;   fort steulb, i; c, ait*:;l  l'or,  fcSTAHM1-"'-'*     '-ps  A. B. 6race,  PUBI.lSHIiK"    AND     EDITOR.  THE PROSPECTOR, '- ptihli-licil  ��� ��crj" 'Snturdnj, "d I'"- �� ��unrantcctl  olrciilution larger thiui im> otlici p.-ips'i  In Kast Kooteimj. '* '- " IK'"-- l'riiitc.l  and contains UouMe tin.- news of anv  Mher pnperin tlic district.  '     i-f     fl      Km    ���>    eel tain  tew oi ii   ���  i" ,nj.,i\.. -s,   wmild   not  allow    him     ;o,  cliscriTninate ,ibe-  , tweon,     V'oin panics     thai      were  i formed    for   business,  and   ihoso  jwho.-s.'   formation wn-s confined to  I the pa pyr applying for assistance  for ir,e iiurpose of giving a com  morrpiai value to thai paper.  P.      was     far   batter   for   the  Premier, more stato.-nmnlike, to  Fnrf-wel! Dinner to Ev^'is.  as an  advertising ruednnu it  i  iticells-d.  ftistrici.bui��um��tieiiuwii^u.ui pabin-.iin.H j     Th^   ni.0stMlt   condition   ulthe1  London. April 1-1. ��� The dinner ! \'  to'bo given this evening in honor,  of   11.   Clay   Evans,  the retiring'  American consul   general, prom   '  ises   to   be  a.   notable affair.     11  will    lake   place   at   the   Savoy  under   the   auspices   of   the  Pilgrim,-" society.    Mr. Kvniis. who;  has done everything to  promote '  cordiality     between      the     two1  nations,'   has   made   a    ho^t   ol  friends here.  -> ssikz- ^ $& ^ v M-y  7 -mc ??f\ M w '-&1&  if You Arc Not Particular.  FORT STEELE  ,  BREWING CO,  r  i  _j  withdraw his. railway programme  and. vissume sole responsibility  for tiot bringing lor ward  a,   rail  ljavoiedto the upbuilding of Port -*r',��l'*    il��'I ,.       '     , ,        .. ,  J^SS^��ofievfl.��mi.trUi ,.v.ui.^n*:way   policy,   than   be  forced  to  rte East Kootenay inininu di,tri<.i 'sacrifice    public     interests    by  subscriptions,    . ..   *s.ou Pfi >-..r giving subsidies to railways that.  ,,    .      were not so urgentlv   needed   as!     ,v, ,.     .  Ailvenlsilnp ratos made i.:in.>--i m-:ippllL*i��tiiii. . ~ |       it illll    LIH,f  Contributions are s-olli'ited frnm all parts of Hit- . tllOSCiSUbalitled by  him.      , I iJ C  'f  Who   will  j province fully justifies the action '        ... a  'of the premiei' in reward to   rail   ''   \,ri,���,, ,,  ,    '.    ��� ,.  1 ' \\ I'fl 1   11   'eel-.  11 K(  FERIMIE, B.C.  MANUEACTUWERS ami   HIlEvVEIlS o  EXTIiA   FJNK  U. m  PORTKE  must have tlic wnwji s Mu'iiniuro  flDJte :$X0&p��Cl0X  They aro Wondering.  0   T   P    Th nks ol  i  make   tort nut's I his  be' ;,   Lib  l *W  wav mn tier*  SATURDAY. AHU1L  l-'��. \'M)o  I  The      people     ol      Souliieast !  Kootenay, while much regretting  thai   the  governuijeul   could not.  see.   its   way, clear   to   irive.llio,  Liluoli   needed' a^isuuici'   H> the)  Kootenay  Central,    lully   appro,-j  Should legislators cease   their !ckue   -h^-'stand   laken-  by   l.hej  personal 'quarrels   for    a   short , ,>;���,,,lU01-. and wil'l lake, "the will I     ,v,    ���   -,.       ,  -,        iti      i      .     .      ,i,,   l , i     \\ n\    it s   I'JieaptM  time   and   settle   down   to    the  fur the deed;  kiiowiij*;   full   well ,.���,,-, P.,  j-    . i t * r " ���( llnlJi   II  litwn   di'ios.ii t    m<ror  T is quite within the range  of, possibilities that tlie  Kootenay Central Railway may  be constructed this year.  harbor doesn't  iiou  lead  transaction of the business ofthilt lh(, k t\K will be built in .'  the  people,'for   which  purpose jtlH, Ul^,. fuUn-L,.     " I  the  members   wore   elected,   ale' ''���... '- ,       ;  though many of them apparently: Muc.h uissatisfaciion is felt;  do not realize that this i- so.(i auiony- \OCii\ shareholders ,iu the;  some attention might, hi the i Kootenay Central Rail way Coin- I  future, be given to railway lea- j pacy ar [ho manner i��� winch tti�� '  islafcion-     ��� ���| business ot the company is bejng.  Our   legislatures    are   simply j COnciucteci.  committees elected bv the people ( .   .   . ~~   to conduct public business, and i it i=, uol ,vor:h whHo foV Johu ivl^'^r^%Jrolt at"iUS  in the proper1-conduct ot that,, Oliver M. P-.P. to ai," his know-..0110 "reacted disease thai Mjioneu ha.s  hnainocc    ovorf   cili'/pn    hns      or1,     i '  *���  "n"    ^���' ' '     "���, ��� bocn.dbk* to cure ill till it.-,  ht.iiri-r-,   and  .business  e\erv   citizen   nas.    (JI > ledge^o^ Parliamentary law  at .tlmt .;��� catni-rh.    LiallV Catu.-rh Cure  should'have a common^interest    ; t.|1fl MVjiPti!sP of rhp Header o;'  the j'- l"no onI>" positivo uiu-o now known  to  I the uic-diijal fi-aiernity.    Caiarrli being  '  'a.     ooiinliiulioiiid    treatmont.     .LJall's  , Ciliai-i-h  Cui'O   is taken iuKirnally. aol-  intr fliroctly upomlio blood and lmifou.-i  ei'nl-  \Vh\   tli  porater  Wrh.v   liiII   lite  train iiis voit-e;-  Why lite    "solid   seven  s:o way 'back?  Why so many yotbroke  tlie, day breaks':  to  mu a chip:"  How      much      Lardcau  Kiiropatkiu carries iu his rear'r  Wlr, Capita I dt^osii'l lake the  Great Northorn Mountain en  bloc and quarry out the ore'r ���  Kxchange. '    ,  *     '  ��� SliDO Reward. $100  ��� the expense of the 'leader o;  The people expected   that   the '6ppOSuioa.  ��� McBride  government,   the   first .   .   .  Conservative, and the best government that British Columbia  has ever had, would  formulate'a  , railway policy that would meet  with the 'approbation of the entire province. When the present government wont into power  it was with an unflinching determination to set the government  house to rights. There were  many abuses fo be swept away.  'the evils of a system that had  grown up under a weak coalition  administration, needed a , strong  hand to eradicate. The McBrido  government,, with a strong hand,  promptly tackled fhe work and  prosecuted il thoroughly. lu  duo course things have taken a I A foi.oia.UOI. (.,anuol hoid olr"CC,  turn for the better in this pro-. ,��� Lanad.1- h is too bad that  viuoc. Meanwhile it is very ' son)(1 (lf.l}u, pl.0,ni(!l,s .lIld ,nillis.  satisfactory   to  note   the  stable jtcrs h.,d nm boon ,0Ivi���,101.Si '  condition     of     affairs    in    thisj .   ��   ��  i  .province. pi     The bnildimr <-.{ tho   Koo'.onny  tSo lai" as a' railway policy is  concerned Premier McBride has  certainly showed himself to be  a   statesman,   one   fully couver-  SOLD  BY THE BARREL, KEG OR  BOTTLED  l>oti!cd beer for family  use :t specialty  Outside    OrniGrs  ' (IIVKN STIilCT  AND  I'h'O.VlPT  ATTRNTION  SATlSFACTiUN GUARANTEED  I'. O. HOX 812  TKLKl'UONli   NO.  1  V: Port   Steele   Brewing 'Co., IL,td.  i ��� '     -  ,V ���<��� -+;?> ;Sk~��- ^ o- :*> �������� .>i: v^; ��':V>:p>'l:> ,^. '$?��g6&Df>������~~~  $; o.^': ���<> 'ftCocty, .�����:>��; v^$c<i >V-'. -^ ^'i^-^Lfi-^i ��r.v^.-;_'<c^>: ty  ..���  *!-  ,<*-,  %  j I'uDi Liavt'! over tlic I llinois Central,  is- any old '-ead will do you and we dont  v.-ani. your p.iiroiiiiui*: but if you are  Uitnii-iil.il-iind u.iDt llie best, and moan  lo lmvi* il. ask- the i U-lrct, ai/onl, to i-oillo  win via llio ILLIXOIS CKXTHAb,  Iiie road tb.-it runs lliroiiMb solid vosti-  biili* ii'iiin.-, bciuccii Si. I'aul, Omalia,  f ;liic;i!io. St. Loiii-,. M..|ii|ibis and New  Orlcaiib.  So additiolial charge is nia'dc for a  si;ai iu oiu- x-oc'liniris cliair cai-a which  ure fined with liivatnrics and smoking-  rooms, and hfivu a. rjortei-in uctenda.no*.  Jtatfcs vialhfi ILLINOIS CENTRAL  ure llie lowfc^t and we  will   be glad io  quou.-  r.lieuj   in   (.-onneeiion   with   any  . transcontinental line.  B. LI.Tku.Muui.l. Conimerchil A��oni.  M'i Third Si.. Portland. 0*-��on.  J. (J. I.INOSHY. T.I'\ A- P.A.  H2 Tliird S^., Portland. Oregon.  P.  H. TllOMI'Sp.V.   F. ,*c P.A.,   llooin  1. Coiniiin Lid j., touaulo, W'aoli.   r  SAVE  TIME  ALL    THE     TIME  BY   USING  -7m:  GARLI1M . & DIJRICK  GHNl'KAL  MERCHANTS  Fort Steele,  B.C.  The   shortest   way   out ro[ r.he j surfaces oftlw;system, thurcby dcii-ny-  railway difticultv is for. the   pro- j "'!{.'"o foundation of tho d|s(.a,e   and  i ��� j'.vinLr tne patifsnt strent!in bv bunding  rnotcrs of ,llie  Kootenay   Oentral | U1, iiu. ei>i'Siiiution andaahisiinj; natifru  to   ��-o   straight   to headquarters ij" doilW its ?'m'}\ ,  Tlioju-dprietoi-ri  i iinvo -so iiiuoli faith in u.-j cui-auvu  for iniormatiou a.~ to wuen- con- i'pow.-i-.s thai they oirci* On.- Hundrwl  .struction will commence. J Dollui-ri tor any" ca^c. that  it,, fails to  . i cure,    send tor Utit of te.siiniomala.  .   .   . . ,  m.      r. ,'     ,, , ,. I 'F. .1. CHRXKY &Co.', Toledo. O.  The Czar should  roalisse   there J    sold by all Dnm��ists, 7r.c  is   not   much   hope   in changing;    ,,, ,0    ,,  ,,. . s     .,    ,',.,.  i ��   ,o )     i'clke   Hall *   Faiiulv   Pills   lor   eon-  pitchers iu the ninth innin.S' with ��� otipation'. " '"  the score this wav. ���r-^   AGKXTS  for '  Giant Powder Co., Con's:  i i '  , Massey Harris Co., Ltd.  TO  SEATTLE,   TACOMA"  < i        i f (  AND ALL  Pacific   Coast   Points  g|ST. PAUL,  CHICAGO, NEW YORK,  I all; points.;east  9&  ���"The    riurisian  .soldiers     arc  pinched by hunger",'says a Mukden   cable.     There   is evidence, j  also,   tliat   they   are   pinched by \  tin* .laoanesi;  . Shaying st'Hair Dressing Parlor  Vutl lo SUttllioonrt llot-l  FORT    STEELE,    B,   C.  Kinds  ol  Hair Work  a   Specialty  c' liave just received two ���     p  Carloads ol"     ��� ~" ~<  FARM-' WAGONS,' LOGGING-TRUCKS  "--A-ND DEMOCRATS.   ,   -���,'���  ���      Plows,   Harrows,   Haying and Harvesting Tools. Implements of alllcinds. .    , ,  Alining Supplies and Hardware. ;  ',-Q-U  ���<?>  >: ���  a!  -Sc? i  |:  & i  H  Palace and Tourist  Sleepers. Buffott"  Xiibrary Cars, Modorfl  ,       Day Coaches.  Dining- Oars,  MEALS   A    t'A    CARTE."  Best   fi/leals - on   Wheels  2 FAST   TKArXS'  ' /-�� ,  KAST   AN'U \V1'".ST DAIJCY    dL  All  Boots  A   .r. GUKZ,  IJl{OPUIKTul!.  Centra! railway will have, a  direct stimulating influence on  prospecting and exploration in  the whole oi' Ea^t Kootetiav.        '  ��� o    The  St.   Kugon<->.   North S,t;u  h^s'and   Sullivan   mines   aro simply  sunt with every detail in railway)  niatters.     According to promise,^  tho   Premier,   submitted   to  party, in caucus, a railway   pro-j au earnest of tho possibilities  o''  gramme   that   would    have   met j the Kootenay valley, and of   the  with the earnest, ar.d  sincere ap j Wii.dormoro  district,   when   the  probation of a larse majority   of ' K.C.R. is constructed?  bha people of this province.      Lt, *   *   ���  was a  programme'which   lully      These must be trying days foi  intended,   to   help    railways.    in'Laurier.      Om*  cla&s   of  peoph  various'portions of the province,   pulling his coat tails and auothci  that were financially   able,   with ; haiurina on to his vest, while ih>���|  some slight. a.ssistanc^ trom   the  balnnco of thr* pcoplp   are  shaK  government to commence  imine-   inn   their'   fist.-   and    predietiiij-'  ctiate  construction.      That    this, dire  calamities      Seyms'   io   n.--  railway    programme     was     noi   that   Lauriur    would    be    happ.\  placed   before    the    Logi.*��lative  it   he  came  out   west   and weir  Assembly.   w;i-   c]v.o   to a policy ' ti.shiiig - - Fernie Lediio.  advocated by a, numbor   of  gov  eniment  supporters   which  wib.  distinctly at variance   with   that |  of the Premiers, and not for  th*.- j  immediate       herie.tit       ol   .-. t.ii��.  province. ,  Due credit should be given'  to  the   Premier   for  assuming   the  .iud,  May Shut Down.  p ng 'from reports .receiv.Ofi  at Fernie all the BC. coast coiii  mines v.il] shut'down oii the* 1st  .furio-. owing to .ihe "��� owners'- iibt  wishing   to   recognizo, the eight  *���������������������������������������������������������������  I WANTED  I A Local Salesman for Fort Steele  and Surrounding" Country to Represent ,  ;Canada's' Greatest  Nurseries"   s~  Nc��(.",l vurietk:-.. and spocialtio.-  in Kaidy Fruit;-, Small l-'rnitM,  Shrub'?.. Oi-niimcntals. and Urine.-..  A pormunont sitiiutiun. und lui-ri-  lory ro^cl'v^!d for tlic riyht in.-iti.  I'iiy weekly. Handsome Outfit I roe.  \Vi-iti* lor ijartiriihii-h, mid ^ond 25  oontss lor our poi-kot niirrosropo. ju--t  Uio thiny to upo in exiuniniiu; 1 roe;-  und jihuit.-. tor iiihL'cis.  STONli    .V    W'KLLlXci'l'ON.  Konthill Nur*.��-i-ii'ft  ���Over H00 iii'i'ii-i  TOKONTO       -       -       OXTAItlOl  �����������������������������������������������������������  ���,   LANDS AND WORKS.,  CANCELI.A'I'ION'  OP. KKSKRViO.  4?. -<>'^4::<r~:J$Z "<t >$' 0"..V.>' .<9-'."<>  BCats ' and   Claps ���+ \  and   Slioesr ��� " ft i  '.��� '  ^!  V|  v <> '<^'j<cJ-<)* '.?<k ;���*���'. <* p*-,P"-o-"'<>-" ��?��� $ i  General Merchandise.  For  lull  particuliirs,   rate.s.   folders  etc., cull on or address  -K. O. VRKKKri, g.w.I'.a..  Su; t, io, Wash.  LI. lU'A.YDT. o.J'. .v T.A., Spokane.  &��#f>oe��������ffi������������9��������0Si����������#��������������������������s��t:  ��I  GEARY   &,   DOYLE.  Livenj. Feed S: Sale Stable.  l-'ort Sleolo R.C '  In our big" Tunnel. Miniiiif Exports say il  will ft'i'ow richer anfr_lVetler. MaillJ laP(]6  Gold VcillS im- ,iu-st- nln^arl and will bo cut. in  rapid succession WG 0WI1 tlie 200 acres  WITHOUT,   DEBT.  The ciin.p of Quick  FOi'llIllfiS.       Wo own   100  ���acres,   with   rich  (Polil   Strike^   all   around.  Gold Veins Discovered.    JOIN   NOW   and  I lobular   Daily   Stage   meet,*  all  trams at Fort, Steele Junction.  SADOLKA PACK HORSES  II  AMIVO  (>!���'    VI  I    KIVI1S   \  ^PKOIAI.'-*  NOTICE.  ��  responsibility of not/ brincrini.'  forward railway legislation He.  according, to his programme wa.s  -willing to give suCh i'i,.s.sistanc<i-  ah the governmeni could ."::'f-".i"'  to ra.ilways, in . districts. v.-Ikm-"  inimedia,t,e  transportntion . I';ic.ili:  ThreeS, Pour Year Courses  in  Mining, Chcmirnl. Civil  M<Tliiiiiii:.'il nml   KJ'.-rllic-n!   .  I.'iiljlnc��;rlni��, ���  Miu^t-:iU-.lC)- nil'l   O'-nlriyy.  Ilioluuy nml   1'ul.Iic Utnilli.  WriU: for rnlcudnr 'r,  The Sccrclnry,  SoIkjoI  ol   Mlnitifj.  Kings-lou, OuV  blow at the coast towns and' it is  iilo.;iy thai a. speoia.l .session ol"  tlie It-gislaLuri.! will ho cii-llod., to  rake nctioii in t.lio nnittor.    p'.-  Aftilinti-d to  Qutta'��  Vulvmrtftty  ';'        Pc.Ty Crack Placers'.  ���': ���It. Dura-tit ���and' Win.. Myi.-rs are  engaged 'in sinking a mow 'shaft,  )i':!ii' Ol/d T-own. on a placer oia.iiii  owi'ied' by Mr..- D ir.i -p  Win.     ,   Thorn i'ni/;i        ,i ;i   '  I'.anl-rs hn'vi-- sii'"':T''fl'' ' "  ing bf-'d roi.'k in iii!,.ji V, >  It is repurted, that 11;��* l-.r-  in   ;-o,w.   and   tha;   ,��j.-.,-, >.  in���������.-;'��� ' '���': ��� -.-   i;P.i-:i' om: .  l'.iiiil  re.-'u h-  Sb.ilt.  O'k is  li;iv is  'aTO'I'ICI.; is In.Ti.-by K'ivcn (Ilia t li.- r.-si-i v:if.ioi-  ;\! cHf��ililishi.:il in p'li-^natic,. oi' i.lu- provisinii'  -   '    (if I'lic. ������( 'ol'uinMii-' -iiiKl   Wi.-stfi-ii   Uiiiluii-.  Sulwldy Art. IS'.M",.'- iiciiii'i'sHi wliH-li'vvi.n.   |inl.  itshi'ih in   tin:,,. ii.rhi'sli  Oi'liiinlilii'OiiZfi.ii-'-.ii,.  (tiilcil Till Mny, ISliii. un.I  '-.,li .hiiio   l.miii..ri>s|n-,  t ivrlv. nr.' Iii'i'i'liy  iclli'il. '      ''.  (.Irnvv.M ' ImikIk simii-fil   wiililn   tlii>   urcii   on.  f-r:u;rll hy t lit. slli.l IVS'TVI linn will I,,-   <.),rll.n.  -".lie    Ki,'Ulfin(Mll.^   li-IISf   mill    I'lIlT   ill   |i ...Itlrl.i  'iiikIiM'Uii-iii-uvlsii>ns nl'Lint ' l.-.i.iul i\i-l. ' ihr, i  Mioiiiliv iiili'i- tlii. ilii.ic ,-if, (In- lirst |iiililii>iii|. ii . i  MiIh iiMiirr in tlm Itriiiidi *'ciliiuil.i.i t;n/cPtr!:  pi-iivldi'i'l, liutvi-viT. Ih mi In nil cm .��� ,- v.l i i.'i-i-1 i i.i I ���  ;M-.'   .Ml   s.illl.   'j,IT lllll'pllll.'   |(I.'1..S'-.I    IM'  . ,1 li-'l u I ...  ������lii'iiiiii'il   hy  tli.-   i Itiv. i iiin.'iit   nml   iii-i-subs,  i wi-nt]v i'muiii! . up,ui Mic sin-vi'V i.i' un-1', .liinil.i.  hihI .U'l'sii-rn   ifsilluMy  CiiniimityN   IiLm-I..'..   i.  i1!-: wlmllv in-In iiiiri: Lvlililii mi-li   lil.ii-l.s.   111.���  j i hi*, pi-i-.-iitm    hi,,  ju'ipiii'lnj'.   siii'Ii    l:iinU'   s'li;i!  I   ��� i''i'ii i"   I ���������-it-  Mill-  i.lti.|-i!ti.i fi-niii   Mil', Hiiilu,,.  I.' 'om|i,inv. ..vim ii,, v,. iu;|.|.,.il iii   i'i'.-iI    .v i i: 1   S. 111 I  j  I'll I i.-ll.i .fl.'.,  J.li -iMiipliirs'   li'ssr,--     I''.'..   i).,t]i,'  j -. i ni1*: ..'rms ar.il .-i��:.- i i i'.... iv u -- ' l'i:   . . ������ v-'-i-iiiiiim  j .w i n'li I ii mi... i ,,���,. p', nvlhiiiii-. nl' tin-'- i ..'ii i i ,\.-.t    .  |   -\|.|.|i: in i'1-.-.ii.-i--.  i.i tin,In/1- I:,ml ', m.  -tin. ,   - 11P  l.ii.iiiys   iilin-k',:   v.-lm-li. kIuMI   In-   mi!i)   it-ti.lii  ' ��� (-" III I K.li-, |.;.|||.,l l.v i li.. i. 'intipiiny i-.'liili.v.. Id  , -.:!���-- -<;lln ttij_- ii.' HiiiIii-i- i',n Mi'i I miillliii.i nl.il  I  iVi'sP in i;n,l-,\:iv I.mill i;i-;mi ���  iv. s (.:oi;;-..  pi-ji-tll <.'<ii)iniis.yi-'liitf fit' L'i,nls (('���   HV/r  l.'nnh n,i(l   Murks I),  '���      Virlorin. . .:  Everij Share of Golden Sun   Stock   ^'v*^  ownership   in   the   (loldfiold   1 Ot.) acres and  t'oloi'iido   i'Dp  -tola!  ���! M acres        Dividends  . ,".-''.     (leclaredon both would be  TWO   DIVIDENDS    FROjVl    ONE    INVESTMENT*.  ' '    *��..��~��..��..��..��..��'..��..��..*"��~*"��..*..��..*..*..��..��..��"a..��.    Mtt^BB   ������l|MIM|||.M  . Sixty   (1,-i\h   niter   iliili;    1    uitcnfl   to  ipply  te  tin-  C'liicl   ("'oininissioncr   of  bands  and   Work:,   Un-   pi'i-mUsion   to  IJiii-i-li:!*.!* tin* lollovt-ini*  di'icriiiorl   land  | in K.int ICnfili'M.0.,'.. fiir puMuro. ���    Hogin-  ���liiifi a! a )it)-i pl.niti'i! en ilie   nortihorn  'iiuiiidai-y   ol   Lot   .11.  at   1 ho pontile ml.  'orilc'  o!   I.i.'.   TU.tii,   ilience    north   'M  ���jliiiin- lo tin' north oh-i   t'orin-r of Lot  ^00.'). il,i-i]i-i*ea-.i lili-liiiiii1-. Hiitiici'soutih  IH chain-, inoi'i* nr lr.-.^ ia  liu*   nortliorn  'lonndary n!   bnl HI. tlioiici* v\est. alonfj"  I i tin norlliern liotuplary ol" boi.s Hi and H  I'o  pliu*c-  of hi-yinii'n^   coiit.iiiiiiTi^r   80  I acres more or ie-i^. ,        -  Datod, at Wolf Crt*frk.March -13. 1005.  ������'���'���-.   II. W. BARRp  12' '.   '    - Afi-ont,pW..."FR'E> GH  $15 ��� Buys- 10.ao ��� Sliares'  8l"i bnys'/i.I'PHi sh."i)"'.'s..   ���Si') buys (pOOO shares  IUJ V  l'.'iilly oa'i.d;   P- n-:?-���-���'(������.y  �����..o..��..��..��..��..i,..��..o..��*.*..��..d��*..��..��..��..  I ;;-..i'N-.Mv,l-.  , Tii i'i    '! 'Iv,.i.;i^'  (hie  iMPVNbJKS.  500 ��� PER    CEN  ���T-T  PORTY-FSFTH YEAR.  30 PAGES :, WEEKLY : ILLUSTRATED.  ������e��*��0"e������  DISPENSABLE TO MINING MEN  ORDER'  AT"    ON^ti  'l'<: GIlWlDCSL-i'-i'd   b(5ftl  'cash   in   I he   t reas.nry  irioney will be ("eturiH.'d  '11 ighest ('oiiinieri'.i   I   mil  I', i nk  i..e..*..��-*..*..*-M��..��..*..a..��..��..������.  ���I. I .    .. ... L.'   ., ,    it I 1   I        .1 ,:\.,      ...  willi  oreiiii lb'  ...If   over-sl.hl-'.i  mines and  i'ibi (I  your  l'i   PEBYEAfl   POSTPAID.  HKNll ITOU SAMPM5 COPY.  lining-id Scientific Press  o.10 MARKET ST., SAN FRANCISCO. "0A1.  '/."  nii'iii  i.l\ /���'���(>. �����(/���'/. 'liiiifi..  ���s,          ihe Golden Sun  Mininq & Milling Co.        &  ��   ,204 Kitt-re'age  Building DENVER, COLO.    4  }     -i               ' "                         "  ��  i&<a��'a��flMB<8fiiJSgiffiist@e&^  SUBSCRIBE.  ' i.-nit'  TK��  PROiiPtOTOR.  P'  . 1H'E  PROSPECTOR.   FORT STEBL.E,  B.  C.  APRIL]*   ISJOh  rtvsai0&ir*33-wx*mm  o  Wijb tyv&&p8d>ov.  S \TUUDAY,  A PHIL !���">. UUlo  WILL EMPLOY 240 MEN  A Large Lumber Camp Established  at Hosirter.  The Elk L l'i-r   iv   Mamil'ac-  I uriiijr Co. ai'ter spi-ndiMic -.oine-  i.hing like SlOO.OOU oh its now'  plant this year; are rapidly  getting things iirshupd for manufacturing lumber. Some or tbo  people of Fi.'f-nie may have a lair  concoption oi' tho magnitude of  company's mill plant but few  know anything of the preparations that have boon tnado to  establish a first class lumber  camp on tho company's lar��"c  limits, a,!, llosiner on the west  side of the hllk.  The'   worl      of o constructing  camp  buildings  under  teuuent   F.   G.   Waters   is  completed   and   10   men   are  ready    at  work   in   the,  woods i  - i  there'. This number will be in-j  creased shortly to UK) men. - The  buildings are ' as- ,follows: i A  larjie cook house 40 x R0. an  office 20 x '���'>('}, two hunk houses  icach 30 x HO. a blacksmith shop  26 x 40, and a barn with capacity  for 40 horses. A' complete water,  system has been put in. connecting with'all'tho buildings. The  camp is situated on what is  known as the Jackson limit on  S.W. corner, about, two miles  this  side  of   Hosiner and half a  i      i  , mile west of the river. A temporary bridge has been built  over the Elk al this point.  A steel railway track,from the  camp to the river has been constructed. Logs will bo hauled  to the, river on. logging cars  drawn by horses. As the woods  are. encroached upon two m.o'ro,  miles of track will be added, and  ,an engine put in lo haul t.ho(  logs. ' ��� , ',  ���A consignment  of 40   horses  ' was .received, from, St. Paul on  Monday   to   equip  the -stables.  These  animals  are the finest to  - be  had,   weighing  from   1400 to  ,1800 lbs., each.    /-.,,��.  THK   MILL.  The new mill of this enterprising  company will be about ready to  commence cutting ou May' 1st  and the planer will require two  or three weeks longer to get in  shupe. .An endless amount of  w irk has been done in building j  dams, 'waterways and p-uuis, and |  in filling in along the. river, and '  the whole landscape for several'  hundred yards along the, river  front has been greatly altered.     !  Tho _ material    for     the    new1  burner is on the ground   but  its!  construction is not being hurried|  as   t.)i>   refuse   for tho firs', year  will be used for filling purposes. '  Tho mill will  easily  cut   100,000;  feet per day of'ten hours.    This  output   will   be  doubled ��� at  any  ti.ne   by   running    double-   shift  when   the    conditions    of   the  market justitie.-. il.      The supply  of lo_rs will bo kept up regularly  'from   Hosmer   during   the   open  months   the   rivor   being   in fail-  condition for ihe floating of logs  In   the   winter   the   camp   ne'ir  Pernio will stipp'y the logs.  The company owns its own  electric liyht pi a it and is installing its own 'phone system  connecting the null, offices,  camps and stations along the  river. The mill will employ SO  men single shift,; making a. total  pay list, of 240 men.  The staff 'of local officers for  this company are, 6. L Boy n ton  general manager; F. G. Water-,  bush superintendent; .- A. D.  Ki it in ill. accountant, iind ��� R. L.  Firestone.''inill superintendent.���  Fernie' Free Pr< ss.   '  ed   il    after   ihe   fall of Mukden.  The reasi'ti is as follows:    About  I.six weeks  ago M   Denichinski, a  i ^  I Russian of high standing   and   a  i great   personal   favorite   of   the  , Czar, wrote a long memorandum  from       Manchuria,       addressed  through M. Souvorin, tho'editor  of   the   Novoe   Vnunya'.    to    the  , liiis-, a ii press -nd  pi'nple.  I.n * his MU-iu jra'ulu n   \J   D-*m-  i  chinsky ���charged General   Kuro-i  parkin   with   many offences, and  ���accused bun of heina entirely,  responsible for ihe disasters to  the Russian   aru\f>       A  detailed  : account wa> given of tho cojj-  dition of Hifair* in Manchuria. ,  and opinion was expressed That J  if Geoeral Kuropatkin was I  allowed to conlimie in tlie posi-j  tion       of      commander-in-chief !  i Russia, would never win a victory ,  The most popular person  in   the!  [ Far Kast, continued,M. Demonin-j  j ski, avus ppapasha" ("D'*ar little  superin  lf,lther..j   Limivitch.   and "ho was;  military  man   with i  .' i  S^SS^sSc^^S^s^^S  Hi'       i��  ^mm mm  mm  m  m  ft  The Miniiig Center of Soutii East Kootenay  "i-^Ualso the only  al" ("sufficient  skill  the'  to    retrieve  Russian fortunes.  This communication created a  great sensation in ^t. Petersburg, and copies of it were circulated all over Russia after the  editor of the Novoe Vrema had  first' forwarded il to the Czar. |  The latter had received another  communication from tlie front to  the effect that Ktiropatkin's  plans were to make a grand  stand, at Mukden, and -that he  had la ken':iu oath on his sword  not to inoye an - inchi fiom that  place. The C/.ar decided to let  Kuropatkin stand'or fall" by the  oath he had taken. So when the  news of the loss of Mukden was  received .he' without any delay  summoned tho Grand Dukes by  telephone to an 'extraordinary  council, drew Ihoir "attqution to  M. Demchinski's charges and  announced Ktiropatkin's dismissal. '  The Largest  Mineral Areas,  and the Most  Extensive  Coal Fields on the  American Continent  are Situated in  South East Kootenay  ' S2Z ^  Agriculture  I    'o '  G-raxing and the  Lumber Industry  are Prominent  F&atures of the  District.  Capt.  H.  T.   JMunu,  of   Wilmer,   will  st��nc] This S(-u.son the  4-YEAR-OLD  Giode StallioiL  TRiNGE  RF?T  The proposed Crow's Nest and Golden Railway �� will pass  through Fort Steele and Tap the Greatest Mineral Belt of the  1 ' ' '  District. ��� ,���  Choice Business and Residence lots for Sale  T-��  Apply to  ' t *      ' C t r  R. L. T. Galbra  Towiisite Office.  (By Imp'. -'A'.ildmuirV'Uiiii Imp.  . ;iL hio ranch at  ' Leila'j  ILMER,   B  C  to a! limited number of'mai-o.-:  n��49HR*ftg^^  m  m  m\  Headauarters  for   Mining   and   Commercial  Men  Why Kuropatkin  was  Dismissed.  A Russian correspondent sends  a. curious   >tory   oDiiccrniiiu- ii e  "dismiss.tl (.)!���( !<:iiera.i Kur.'Nation  a ml voiicln-s Uir its .;i ul lip:.! n-i v.  H - says il is not stirju-isiiiy. ibal  tin; recall ol" General Kuropatkin  'Ims i.'xciied little co :nn--ii    in St.  Putefsbui i;     Kvorybody oxpuct-  Yout- attention in called to tliu  "Pionoci- Limiiod" ti-iiiii> of tho "Milwaukee i-V' St Paul Itnihvay." "Tho onl.\  I crfeet irains in the world."  You will Iind it doMriible lo ride on  thoiie train-, wlion ��oinjr to any point in  tho Kiiiiui-i! Stiitoi or (JhikkIil. They  connect with till Ti-uiihcoiitincntitl  Trainy and pill Tieket Aji"i:ntri soli  tieket ri. ���-.���...-  1    For��� further information, pamphlets.  ..'to, ask any Ticket Agent or   >  ri-.pL. FOKD, H.' S,  HOW IS,! '  ���������      Pass,'Agent. (.'enera! A��ent  ^POK'ANF.P ��� rOHTLAND  60   YEARS*  EXPERIENCE  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights <tc.  Anvrino'.ieiii'lim ii'kIioIi-Ii nml (loscrlnl.Ion in: ������  nulclilv .���i.Hiroi'lnln our opinion fruo wln.|.lii..r i..;  invpiil'lmi in proliiililv pnliMHablo.   Cimiiiijnii'-.-.   ���  M(iiiH��i.rictlyn>iiilil'ciii.liil. HANDBOOK on I'iiIim.-i  mini. fruo. <>lii"..Ht nuctioy lorwicunnu piunnis.  ���    l'liLun'ts I..-.I11M1  t.hrmiBli M111111 & Co. .ri'i.'i-li  sjnr.ial nuliu-, *vil limit cln. :ita. lu the  :' Scietilffic Mnmitm.  A liiiiiclnfmii'lv tllnslrnlflil wnnlilv. Lnrcost ?lr-  cnliilion ol iinv imlunillli; J.nirniil. '1 ctiiim, *i :���-  vciir: four iimiiiliB. *1.  Soldbynll tionoiloalnm.  PNiUOo.36,Broa^WeiivYor[{  The  All-  Modern     Conveniences  FORT    STEELE,    B.    C.  Large   Sample   Rooms   for   Commercial   Men.  Hooks and Periodicals  Billiard Room  Fort  Steele  Cigar   Store  ��� ���������   .1.  TAENrlAUSER,  Puoi'.    --  ���H~H-r*W~J~H-4~l-J-H~H~i~I~H-4-  ' ���''.     ; A I-'itie Line of "���..'���  Cigars, Pipes a'm.1 Tobacco>  r-T.-,.  1  4  $���  ����REPEv\TfNG RIF  '<&&:.$': |f?��'^ No m;Jttcr \/ha!; you'r ideas or ;i;tP:j --ucc:  i^  '     ���  PISHING  jrACKLE   -  ���I"l-I"I"I-!-l-l-?~H-I~H--;-W-^HH~H-   P  To^-s,   Bodies   and   Stationery  IP   /,4'"-.fe:i  'km  ,' 'j*-. i "���.<'ft'','  -1  are.aljoi.it a��� riflu; s'oinc; one o! ci^l-.l dii'Vci'-  cr.t Vv''incht titer inodclu v.-ill :;ct:c!/ suit  you. WinchcLp.'.r Rilies arc ::i;..P.o if\ ai!  calibers, style:-; and weights; and whichever model vou select,, you can count on  it3 being well made and finished, reliable  in action  and a strong, accurate shooter.  l:RHE   Sen I your immc and address  on a postal  card   for ' imr    164   page   illustrated    catalogue.-  WINCHESTER   REPEATING  ARMS   CO  NEW HAVEN. CONN.  i THR  PROSPECTOR.   FORT STEEiJv.   K. f        Will  ,"i  ��� ifKS  ���*���������:�� j I ,-=-=-��� ��� fe Imperial Bank of Canada ��  ��-( ' IB iSATintinv    *.i'i!ii.i-.   Km-. c; *T *- -,  r  ���- ?���*.*���-.!.-?-  *  -   v- - '-."(���*"��-.'!'i'i-.-'T*/-i:-, 0-.-*-!'���>;* <*��<..���'  Soft,  White,  Fragrant  SKin,  Use  BABY'S  OWN    SOAP  N'o other  Soau   --  ju-t  15  jjood    osi  -.BERT TOltCT SC.P  CO ,V-i   ���"OMREAL.  "^-ATUKKAV.    U'JIIL l'i. H'0">  il   LOCALNEWS. 1 \\  : r.     - rj  j -MiiiUiiiUiiiiiiJiijiiiiiUUmiUUiiUUUUv  j     Gooi'pro   Scott   was  at  his To-  oacco Plains ranch Fridav  The  Jmnes    Nelson    was   in    town  Tuesdav.  M  1 IE MASTEK .Ml.CtiA .1- W ^W  t 1 - Iinil rOfirni tin* "kill   vl  [|.    proilijfU* l1    1      M t it;  x      -rtt-"*   ol   m-t, ' it.      Iniii'^'h'.   i -  rn 11 jiK  1 1 /1-- -r-n-t-nuti    l'rcc  -n " -: t *  j ���.j..*tf. -Albert Toili't Sui]J <.o . Mc -v. M j'.'.fttti. -i  North Star Lodge.  Springlike Sunday.-* bririi*;  joy  to the hearts oi local tishermon.  A   .slight '.now .storm occurred  at Steele Thursda.*, inorning.  CAPITAL AUTHORIZED $4,000,000  CAPITAL (paid up) - $3,000,000  REST ACCOUNT $3,000,000  Canadian Bank of commerce I  ��t *l". 11. MMI1KITT. President D. It W ILK" IK, Vic-IYi ,. .inci (l.-n. Mini <z\ ' \  ��l AGKNTK IN Gltl-AT HI! PAWN -I.lovdM Hhh-c .li l.oiiilmrd St., ,5 .'���'  SI London. ?   "J.  Heaici    Office���Toi-onlo.  V (!i,>n'brul Iiiiiikiiiu liufiucb-4 ri-iiiisiioicd.  Savings Eiank Depttrrrcu-nt ���Interest allowed on deposits;  15 +  '<���  HEAD OFFlCE--TOnONTO. '  i'ii nl .ip ( .ijiua1 W>.7U0 HOD    Koj.ci vu Kund W.oOO.OOO:  Total P.i-sourocs *'li,000.000 Nov. ,'tOlh,  1901.  r iiiulou Olllcc; t',0 lointiaid Street, i:. f\  New   \ i.rl, Ol'Ciee:  HI CxclimiKC 1'lni.c.  Vn.'l ll^-i lirntiehe. in C'uimdn <iud tlie United States.  *  ��1   Cranbrook Branch.  J. F. M. PINKHAM, Manager  Cranbrook Branch.  F. C. MALPAS. Manager.. $  m.riffi��ruT>ui>��nj-uiIrui>iJum  J   [I   Wesley. Nelson, -aid   F  Jewell     were     quests     at     the  Windsor Hotel Thursday  rMrs T. T. McVittie lett on  Wednesday, to .spend a lew days  with friends at Movie.  A. ii. and Tom Ken wick wen  at Cranbrook Thursdav 011 hnsi  ness  K     L.    T     Calbraith     1.-  'Vobai'co   Plains.    ;|M  ollicial business  SO. 3t>.  A.   F. AND A. M.       G.  K.   B. C.  FORT STKKL.K. H. C.  Uefe'uljr mct-tmss���l��i 'TuesJaj 111 umo  inoDih ut eiaht o'clot-k V"lsHlair'nri..thfrr. art  cordially invited.  Elk River Lod*;e.  Ki-rniu.  retrulai   nuM-tlnx.-  teld flr^t Friday of each muiuli  Cm  ,lutfi hel  i-i    w   n.. ....  ...1   1 iv    1  (.     Mi's. T. T    M<-\riuii*   relumed  U.  U.  Uivw and Jamus.   Kind-),,  ,P1 ���     -,      ,. ,,      ,     . ...  ley,    Kiniberlev,    were in   town '  "\\Uuv^��v t,<>"1 :t   ^h,,n   V1SU  Tuesday on bullies,. ���            .l^^loyiv.   1 ,1  H.    '\\J.���    Btu-row  '' '      I   I ."l'i-Tool, roll, 4 foot liij;l�� <*J  7fl      For poultry ami gurden.    Jiolter llinti old stylo.   Of local dealer onw.   Freight paid.  j ir.O-foiii pull, S fo��t hiKii  5.50 THE  PAGE WIRE  FENCE CO. LIMITED' 2.���  I   trvO-fuot roll, 0 foot Jil^'U   ��.."il��  , 1 ��� 1 Uavid BrocUeiifidye returned  r-h.,,���i���o^ , . ,. , iV -JOnil I fr0I11 ,(,, Cherrv creek liimhei-.  Oham.ua*,   were   at    Cranbrook j t..imp 0��� Frid;iv '  Monday on busiues>.  R. 1). Mather, wil.li a  lorce   of  Walkorvlllo,  ."Houtreul,        Toronto,       Winnipeg,        St. John.  ID. G. PRIOR (SI CO. Limited, Agents, VANCOUVER, VICTORIA "and KAMLOOPS  flr,t Friday of each month ,       \i..    .... 1   n |lwl,.,.   I.-.,,...),.,,,. "���   u-  -^auioi,   wii.ua   ioii.:e    01  nbrook l.odse, Cranbrook. r..%-uia,   weei-1 ���,.'." ;'  '"   '   lunl.>    ^t'Ml.JW,    S0V(,n Q]fin    ]ofl  y,^,!,. 0M   L^ridilV  l.eld or. t���.. third Thursday of c.wh al0���h   ^--'etU   lied  tl om a    short     V.Slt j f(.      , -,, ,       ,        ft->  0 Ji >. ci-ufK.. secretarv. P 10 .\Jorrissey on Monday. ic'iinn  ^^^>V^-iWtY(V<iV>V>Yri>'i(VViVfVrV��V��'>V��Vim��^!     rvopert    l.it.tle    aud    A.     Bale  i D     ,      ,r ���     ,-, ::  visited   the   Bah'' ranch on Mon-  "S Kocky Mountain Cnapter s;  Kobert   Little    aud  si:  dav  NO.   Ii5.   li.  A. M.  c    FOKT  SiTKKI.fv. H. C.  licsruhu- meetino^:���2nd Tu  T. T. McVittie. PL.S.p and  Geo.- Watson who lor the past  .weekHiave been enyaired in   sur  I CM TH  5:       \    m,.m-i  ,.,   /->..���i        1- vev'tii1    mineral   claims   an   the  j.      A.  .McMillan, Cranbrook,   was'   *-.*.."      ,. >,     -    ,-   , ,    ���     ,  ti.. .nm.r.,. .i,,im !.,i        ti        ��� viciuitvol .i ovie La it' returned  ^Id^V Imperial on Puos- ;      s   ^6 Thu;sd;l  if--    ;:|>-'d\ , '  i   day   in   each,' month    ;���.  M   o'clock.  ii   '?'.��rnt  5>ojournin;j    (Join pan ion*    are    t  cordially invitctl.     '       '. ��  S H. M. ButiROiv. "doi-ilx; K.    ^  3*'     i '  ^J     Much   freiirht   is.   uow comintr!  ��' in, and has"been dunus the pjist \  Silver-lead  Quotations  'grofessiona I.  HARVEY &   McCARTER .  BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS  .QKAMilt'OOK.      -     M.l".  New Vork. April J )'  HnrSilvei-   Parents owe to their  chiidreu ! r-eat<  week  ���M  -t.50  above ,  all   else,    except    moral | Copper.- .  ....  .:        15.50  training, sunshine and air. .Spelter.    ..  ."..       tj.00  ���;���                     -             * London. April 1-1.���Silver.    i!t>    I���id:  I     R ^Nicholson'.    Sheep   creek, , copper ,��(i(5  is.-.  ��d: load,   .eii' l(>- ::ci:  ; and E. Campbell. Wardner, were . spelter.   e-J3 i-jB6d.       ���   .  registered at the Windsor Thurs-     '    '        T  J day.  i  i  Market Conditions.  ies  H  G. W. P. GARTER, B.G.L  A'nlartj Public of British Columbia  . - Collection  ol  ."iccounU  .-ii.tundod   loJ  , Auditing   and   koi>pini>   of  books done  with dispatch.    Oo'rro.sponilouot' solicii.-  ed. h '��� " '    ,     ' "  (i. W. F. UAli'l'KK, l-'ori. Sli-.-li'. IJ.C.  C. H. DUNBAR  LSAIiltJSTKIi, .SOLIOI'l'Oi:  and  N'OTAIIN'   IM'ULIC.     ���  (Jranbrook'   H.C).       ' -  ��� Trout fishing In the vicinity'oi'  Steele is good.' Nearly every  day tine strings of rilslr are  brought, into town.   ,  Water   mains    on     Kiversidel  A venuo ��� were    .being'   j-epa'ired  during-, tho   past:  week, and .-ice  now in fine condition.  Copper trading was light, the  only feature, being, a- little improvement ��� in. the export, demand. " '  During the past week speller  was weak and lead dulT.       !<.  GENERAL    IVlEReHANT.  Duitdouald, the foreigner,' could  not possibly bo aUowed to  meddle in Canadian politics like  Sbarrolti. the Native."Rorn.  WRITE-. FqR  T H OMAR    M o V 1 T 'J' I K  P.U.S.   &  C.E,  L^orl Steele B.C.  f-'DIIT  STKIll.l,   ljr,VI,l.lll',MKM  SYMMCMh lj \T  138 Loadenlinll Sircci. London. Knjflaiul  N. K.  WALLINGER, FORT STEELE.  COST OFKICK llOX (..  j. G. CUMMINGS  c       '       CIVIL. ENGINEER  Provincial    Land   Surveyor  PORT  STEELE,   13.  U.  . His sacrifice���What ure you  going lo irivu up this Lent?  Abiniit. J-rloO lor lishing ta-ckle, aud  live plunks to bny m.y wife a  new J'Jaster bonncM.  j Men ry Kershaw. iSr., left, on  Wednesday's train for Morrissey  j where he will spend, a few days  i.visiting his daughter Mrs. R. \V.  I Rosrers.  CIRCULAR  FOR RAW FURS  ToMcMILLAN FUR & WOOL CO.  UEl'T.ao  .   MINM  ANDREW    NEIDIG  GONTRftGTOR    'and    BUILDER  HOUSK AND SIGN PAINTING  CALCIMlNING and PAi'lOU HANGING  FOKI1 STEELE.   B.  C.  J^*"   /\li   work   promptly done  I'ALMCDERMOTjL/. "  WHOLKSALK  PEAliRR IN >    -'VV^.  'WINES, liquors and cigars  P*  SE  SE  v    The  u  TELEPHONE   17  Importers of FOREIGN LIQUORS.  Cranbrook,    13. C     ���<- 3^  H  H  x X-j.  T      %  M.   A.   Bea.le, H. C. Pettit, V.  >'  Parke.   W.   T.' Tate.   A. Moffin  aud ..J.   H.,Pentou of Cranbrook'  were regisl/ered at.   r.he   rmperial  Tuesday.  FORT,STEELE,  B.C.  !     Robert Little, an old timer   in j ���$���  ��� this district, who has been visit - j ;-^:-  ' ing   in   the   "Old   Country"   re i ���';'  .turned    to   Steele   on   Sa'turdav IJ4  *! ^  last.  MIN'EHAL   ACT  i foum y. i  A. B .. Fen wick and Tom   Fen  i wick \t -ho have been engaged   in  ���doing  the assessment work on  a  'number ot claims at   Bull   river,  retur ned to Steele Mondav.  s  v��<  ��b I ti/  i  ���^^^^^^^^^^'-^^^^^ *^s\  f^jW '^'^'<^'^'^'^'^'^'^'��?'^^'tiZT'Wk'  WE.CAN INTEREST YOU IN  H^,  Drugs and  Fancy Goods  YOUR    WANTS  OUR   AIM  '#  -*w  ��� i !  7  &  OH.KTI>'lLA ft, Of    DIFH'iVKVCM-  "i -olden  V.'uiLo* likely the chronic croak-    > mi- w ill continue to say   that   the  notice. ' K'.C.R. will not be built this year  l.-.*i-.-"imd 'Sou;!i'P -.Ihht.-lI | rIc. wilJ riod himself om of a   job  i "laini.i  V'    B. W. WERDEN. Prop.  ���VN"  insi-de of sixty dav*.  * " " A  -V-      Bar  Purnished  With  the  Best     -^  >X   f'.KNTTi:ALLSr  r.OCA'l'F.D      l'F.lM''HOTLY APPOIXTKO ROOMS   ^  .sliuuio iii tho fort Steel..-.Mm.u^ I.i. vi.-,hj!, <_c ���        ���  ���     ..  ���. ,    ���        ...     ,  ' K��st Kootenay Dl.si.i-Ii-:t. :        IJJ---   Osllil'   Will Cluillge   lllS   fUlll'  ."' '"Where loc.n ted-;-'On l.i-H-:.. Crui:ii." '. ��� | abo.U t ' - bt'i Il'g     U      "'dead      OIIC"    ill  -I':tke notice thai  I. .lames  A. Hr.rvc-.-. '"K^ri-.j forty  if he will   -Visit.    Steele    cXllCt  : ^^r^^iZT^Sj-1^^ fq.aiated with  the^ old    s  ir,:a��. Gtioi-iffl-'u. Scott, f.m.c. ' I'T-jaft'P^Aiberi j tinif-      placer    miners   -in-    this'  Miitz,   P.M.C' 'HTMSI.   Nils   Hmisoc.    K, .>!. C. j Vlchlity.   ' '���'    . .  .- It.'Uo. Tb omits .K. Rea. PP*.!.C. lirws. Wil'hiri ! ' '   ,    ,  ii. liono, F.M.C. HTSIKjO and   I'i.-riihjjr^, i.undin. |-      ,-,       ,        .,,- -,    .         ...         .             .,  F!-.;eMinei-"sf.'ei-llJlcau*No.Fl.r:l7ls:i.vi��.-Hl.;,l.u.v- Rocky  M( jUlll.aill.   *(:/hapter.   ...lv.  . ilays from tbt;ii:itu hereol-,.'loii|>plj:ti3 tlii; Mlii-j-. A.M. ,,    I'lOld' it.S   reglT lill"  ITlOlltllly.  inif rtecorderforn Cerlltlcitli; of Tinpr ov.-iaei.tf. j  tnOf'tih"     Oil Tuesday     CVOnillg.  r.,i,hepurpoHe-oIolm,.inf���^ti;1^,  rinial of j ^^ f        ��. ,      ^      siHhdnni^   in  <^;>.-h of.tin* aliovu claims.                                                                 . ;           ^i  Ami further tiike nou..,.-t>.:v-. ..inriw,. ���.���i',..- 'i at.tondance. - among   wliic.li, wen.*  .(���i-i.Ioii :i7. muMl. tic commeuceil iieion; thr i,s.i- j ll'iiUiy     C.OII! pail ions      from     (ll'a.Il-  nun: of such Certiliciitu of Imiiixivimieui.-. bt'fVok'  H11I.01I this l-'lrst ilny of Febcimry. A.O.  |'ii>.',.    ! '  '-��� .IA.MKS  A.   (1AHVKV.        P -'   ,  .._-.'.     '..,'��� ,      l.t   is   a.   long'   la.ne tlial-has no  <-.        ������ 'turn,  tbi- ri'.siriontk of 'the. Kool.c-  Excellent Table and Good Sample Booms  c^^^i^^G^x^:^. .^M^W-^P^^^M  WIO liiivo .jusi i-uix'ivc.rt t,ho Ini-oiibl,  uoiisiynini'iii of li'iincy. tioods  ovi.*r linni.o-ht iiil.<> this ili.-trk-l, und u't*,  i*an suit tlii: ino.st fasiiiliuus. Onr linos  iiro ooinplotc ii ml i�� without doubt tin-  mo-it sulucl in Souihonst, lvoDrcniiv.  J.   HIGH WARDEN.  I nay   vadl-ey   are   wi:a.ry   with, tin*  Ptrials, . ti-ibulation.s, ��� worry . and  ''"���''��� ��� ant,a{^ouJKm   i.-h��-y   have     had    to  I overcome, ��uul now so.o. Llie  rain-  :'I0NEER     BARBER    SH0P(bcw   "'' .Promise .wi.-hnpreiu-.l,.  .���-���-.���      j'     i the construction ol tin- svootunay j ~^z  '.'..' !' Central   ra.itwav..  General Merchant AND  L>iQ��4or��� Dealer.  ���ii-.^  We have everyihin�� in ino way of  Dolls, Books, Toss,   Leather Goods,  Dressing   Cases,   Pictures   and Toilet  'Articles. -���'  Everything" that you or Ihe children may want.  When in Town Call in and See Us.  The Druggists,  GRANBROO  r\?.��  v.,  B. O.  f  \ I a, r ire. 'a.ssort       -���  Ma,nuracl,tirer of all Kinds ol' Liiinbor.  uVont. of seasoned Lumber and Shingles always  .- .  ". on ha-nd  lAiMHKR    a    Specialty.       3  ���\' ^^^s.-^s,*%����� "^s-   i-^^'^>-'^*^*^^^:  2;  ';,i^^i  m MENS ION  Wverythinpr Strictly First Class.  ifect door to the Prospector.  Mi-uh iinics, .1 nrincis,  .sp(�� Ismcn .  'I'o  lical    hikI   HH'tuii   lii..-    KUin   jimi.   rtiioovc  KT��jii.sl:,  oi'/   .mil   rti-t   stains-,   irn-iiu   unci curth  ctcuit'The "Mii.mnr Mi;cn.li'.i.��� -"   'l'tn-  >.'<.-i;i  A).Vioit Tul l<ri i-'oat��<(;o    M!;��  I      WflSfl - - - B G.      lj  ^uiuuuiiiimuuuiamiimiisuiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiuiiuiiuiiiuu^1'  Port   Steele  eat Market  ��� .    T. ROBERTS, Proprietor.  Fresh and Salt Meats  Always Ou  Hand.  e'

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